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By the Associated Tress.
Washington, Dec. 8. America must
ie prepared to "take the immediate
efensive" in the air. in case', oL. war,
and to so expand air -strength that it
eventually can assume its ot'fensive,
General Tershino; declared today in
us annual report as chief of staff of
This is the basis of our present de
fensive policies with all our arms and
should be considered a minimum," the
general of th,e armies continued. "A
very important part in such a uefon
sive would be the operations of an ef
fective air service.'' I
General Pershing said he desired to
call attention to this condition' of the
air service today and the fact that .IS
there existed a present shortage ot
facilities and personnel for a complete
ly balanced and adequate service oi
this vital component oi defense.!
'No man can estimate with present
certainty the value which can be as-1 gag'
cribed in a few years to the possession tea
of an adequate resourcefulness in the j
air," he said. "It is certain, however,
that the influence of air power. Will be- jI3
come increasingly great and that the j fee
nation can not afford to iieglest this; II
arm. . H!
"The air service which we develop ,
should be capable of offensive appli-l'lf
cation. This does not mean that we
must immediately build an air service
that could take the offensive against;
any great power or group of powers.
It does mean, however, that we should
have a force that can take the imme
diate defensive, and that can, during
a reasonable period of operations ex
pand to the strength required for an
The report said the reserve of air
planes for such a policy and even fa-j
ciiities for personnel training ycre
lacking, and that "industries andj the
air. ways of our country are not pre
paret for an emergency. '
" earnestly, hope, therefore," Gen
eral Pershing added, "that early steps
will be taken to bring about the effec
tive cooperation of states with the;ag-
encies of the National Government to
tho effect that this vital need cart.be
effectually filled." f ,
Discussing the. development oi tne
army and posfc war organization?;, the
general said he had "witnessed, with
pprobation the accomplishment?.? Ci
the present administration-in attain.mg
efficiency 'and economy of operations,
and it has been a source oi disti-nct
price to observe v
miiitarv personnel." He pointed (
however, that he regarded trie at'
at, its present strength o-l2,U00 o
t-ers and 125.00 men as" "below
minimum required for eifetive
We --wish' to announce to the people of Hickory
that we are this week moving to the building on 14th
Street, recently', occupied by Bryson-Snyder-Dillard Co.
This building has been remodeled and will: enable us to
carry the most complete and up-to-date line of furniture
in Hickory. Don't buy until you get our prices.
Watch for announcement.
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m tat Kit Si's js &tn m is 9bAjQ! ,? :u pjt ,
forinance of our various missions, j
"It is- say conviction,." he said, "that
ouv rccular force -is out too much for
safety' and that a strength of at le;ist
150,000 men and 13,000 eff'cers sho41d
bo poi-manentiy fixed as the miju
Outlining the plans of the depart
ment for 'future mobilisations, Gen
eral Pershing said: !
"In our general plan for emcrger.by
mobilization, it is contemplated thjat
in a major eventuality . our regular
army would expand from its limited
peace strength to form nine infantry
divisions, our. national guard, also kept
at a very low peace footing, woufd
form 18 infantry divisions, anci me o
,nn',r.A virvR. alvavs d mere ske.1
ton in time of peace, would form 7
Infantry divisions, each to furnisn a
prorjortional strength in corps, arm
and general headquarters univS. t
"For the organized reserves tr.
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rontenvolries a total oi.
and cavalry divisions and nine groupb
of non-divisionai units. These are ain
cated to geographical areas on the bas
is of density ot population.
"As one looks back upon our expei-j
ience at the beginning of the past year
i- is o.-isv to appreciate what a trc
mendoas" advantage this.wonld Siy gg
us were our forces again requiieu tt
mobilize. A glance at the estimates m
vnlvod in the fulfillment of thfe plf
will also give assurance of the iela-
tively insignificant cost ot tne pro-;
ject, as compared to the money- -wasted
during Ihe former mobilization.
"Finally, the resulting mobilization
would be' of a character that mignt
well dismay, the most stubborn adver
sary and hence would in advance be cf
great - weight in the maintenance
Street one Mock of tKe Sontli School' between Kenwbrth
and. Eighth.1 Street-' in the City, of 'Hickory. '
A fine top soil street is 'being graded through this proper- ,
ty, and ' all ' lots" will face on this ; street, water, sewer and lights
available."'' . . ..:....:. . - . .,' , .... .
This property is close in? lying in one; of the best sections. -of
the city and will be sold to the highest bidder, regardless ' of
price. ' . r , ... "-"' .
Just after the. lot sale we will sell also, one House and;
Lot en 9th Avende'ahd.Ttli Street , known as J. P.' Burns property.
Two basketball games will be
ed at the armory, tonight, the Hick
ory iligh schooi girls meeting tne
Granite Falls girls and the local boy. j
contesting with the Newton boy-. ;
The play will begin at S o'clock. A'
good game is promised.
- We are - going; toi give away; valuablecash ' prizes. ; Every,
marj, woman and child 'must have an equal chance. Everybody-i
invited. Don't forget the date. Dec. 9th at 2 p. m., rain or shine.
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