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A I I V tZ,'. Volume 1 Number 34. Greeneville, Tenn., Monday Afternoon, May 6, 1918. 5 Ten Cents A Week. 0 emu 44W I I I H 1 1 1 1 1 1 M i I I 1 1 1 I I I I i I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 I I I I I HI 1 1 1 1 1 1 III I I I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I I I II 1 1 1 I I I 1 I I I II I 1 1 I I I I I I 1 1 I I H 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 l 1 1 1 1 n H 1 1 1 1 1 ids- , v rv M IJllTlfTltfP TV ' fl wis ( : tSj v American .Guns Are Shelling To Fierce Bombardments Indicate That von Hindenburg Is Threaten ing New Attacks at Once (For the United Pre by Maon.) New York, May 5. The two Ger man bombardments reported this morning by Feld Marshal Haig indi cate that von Hindenburg is threat ening to rjnew attacks simultaneous ly against Ypres and the important railway center of Hazebrouck, seven teen miles southwest of Ypres. There is a stretch of four miles be tween the Nieppe-Meteren line in front of Hazebrouck, and the Locre Ypres line where Haig locates two ar tillery actions. In this gan arj the principle hills still held by the British. From 'their Bummits the nearest flanks of the German forces attacking Hazebrouck .ind Ypres could be heav ily shelled by artillery. The advan tage of position, therefore, rests with the allies. Von Hindenburg's fast dwindling reserves probably accounts for this break in his attacking front, for to at tempt to take the intervening hills by direct assault would be too-costly an enterprise. Double objectives as important as SIX YOUNG MEN LEAVE TODAY They Go to Lexington to Take Special Courses Others Go May 10th. ; F Six young men will leave on the afternoon train for Lexington, Ken tucky, where, they go to take special courses at the University of Ken tucky. This is in accordance with a ' recent order of the government call ing for a given number of mechanics, and allowing those preferring to do so to enter this branch of the service. Following are the names of the young men leaving today: N Harry Trent Broyles, Charles B. Kelton, Elmer C Shipley, John DeWitt Fry, oDnald Alfred Roberts, Tom V. Rhea, Jr.' Six additional young men will leave cm May 10th for Fort Oglethorpe, . where they enter training camp. We give below the names of those to leave , together with two alternates: Charley Fox, Roy Arrowood, Muncie Burgner, Robert L. Starnes, Jake Jennings, Joe Burnett Roberts, Herbert F. Lister, Harry 0. Staten. Arranging For Another Great Red Cross Drive Arrangements are being made for another big Red Cross drive through v out the county on next Sunday. Speakers and workers will visit eighty three different points in the county in the afternoon and it is hoped to in crease the Red Cross membership ful ly 2,500 on next Sunday afternoon. A list of the appointments together with the names of the speakers, will appear in the Daily and Weekly Sun this week. Hazebrouck and Ypres have not been sought by von Hindenburg as a sim ultaneous adventure since the present series of combats began. The German general staff doubtless hopes to confuse the allies by this new movement. Hindenburg may suddenly abandon one of the ob jectives and concentrate against the other; or, if he finds the allies in great force along the fronts he may abandon both assoults, rather than risk a disastrous check. Of the two positions, Hazebrouck is much more important, for military purposes, tnan ipres. it tne aines must choose as to where they shall make the stronger stand they will un doubtedly select the Nieppe-Meteren line east of Hazebrouck. The only reason for a choice would be a decision by Foch not to permit his reverves to be used up at this time, if von Hindenburg is determin ed upon another orgy of slaughter of German man power. In that event, Ypres might be con sidered worth exchanging for new hills of German dead. LIEUT. McDANNEL RECEIVES DISTINCTION The following correspondence, which we give in full, explains itself. It will be seen that Lieut. D. H. Mc Dannel, of our local company N. G. S. T., has received distinction by the government on account of his special qualifications, and in the fact that he was over age has been waived. Here is given the official correspondence. From: The Adjutant General, Ten nessee, Nashville. To: The Chief, Militia Bureau, Wash ington, D. C. Subject: Request for waiver of age, 1st Lieutenant Don H. McDannel. .. 1. A list of deficiencies inclosed in letter of March 6th, from the Chief, Militia Bureau, states that 1st Lieu tenant Don H. McDannel, 5th Infan try, National Guard Tennessee, is three years over age for his grade. 2. In view of thefact that Lieuten ant McDannel is specially qualified for appointment in the National Guard, it is requested that the age limit be waived in his case. It will be noted from Militia Bureau form 108, forwarded by the officer inspecting the 6th Infantry, for Federal recog nition, that Lieutenant McDannel has served one enlistment in the United States Army and has had eight years service in the Organized Militia, and Tennessee Volunteers, as 2nd, Lieu 'enant, 1st Lieutenant, and Captain. A. G. BUCKNER, Brigadier-General. War Dept., Militia Bureau, April 30, 1918. To the Adjutant General of . Tennessee. Limitation of age for grade require ment waived in the case of this offi cer. By direction of the Secretary of War: J. Mel. CARTER, Major General, National Army, Chief of Bureau. THE WEATHER Forecast for the period May 6th to May 11th, inclusive: Showers Monday or Tuesday, fair thereafter. No decided temperature changes.. wns a American Armies West of Montdider, May 6. Americans guns are shelling Montdidier, Cantigny, Mesnil, St. George and other towns and roads in this vicinity that were captured by the Germans recently. Montdidier is badly damaged but the church is still standing. The church at Santigny is also standing, al though the Germans are using it as an observation post. American artillery blew up an ammunition dump near Can tigny. There is great aerial activity in this sector. Two German planes were shot down and one captured. The Germans are using a new method of spreading gas. They are now using glass bottles fired by springs, which burst, liberating the deadly fumes. A patrol encountered forty Huns in No Man's Land, fought its way safely to American lines, inflicting heavy casualties on the Germans. AMERICAN PATROL PENETRATES PERMAN LINES. With the American Army in Lorraine, May 6. An Ameri can patrol penetrated the German lines in Villate-Ancersvillier to a depth of three hundred yards, overcoming their observation post, capturing four prisoners and killing three. Elsewhere everything is quiet. ' ; GERMANY TO PROPOSE PEACE WITH FULL RESTORATION IN WEST AMSTERDAM, (4s00 p. m.) May 6. Former Dutch War Minister Colyn is reported to have gone to London to present peace proposals in behalf of Germany. They include German renunciation of all claims in west and full restoration of Bel gium and autonomy of Alsace-Lorraine within German confed eration, s '.(' -jryxvi.. '," AMERICAN ARTILLERY COMPLETELY -; " " BLOTS OUT GERMAN TRENCHES Paris, May 6. The American artillery fired sixty thousand shells into the German trenches before the recent attack, com pletely blottinmg them out, it has been learned here today. BRITISH AND AUSTRALIANS ADVANCE. With the British Armies in France, May 6. The British troops advanced twelve hundred yards on a mile front between Ancre and Somme. North of Somme the Australians advanced seven hundred yards on a fifteen hundred yard front. UNITED PRESS The Allies still retain the initiative on the western battle front, Haig reported. In Picardy the British have advanced on quite a considerable front. Along the Somme the British have encountered a strong opposition but inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy, with the British losses but slight. The Frenc .hof ficial statement says a German attack follow ing the violent bombardment failed southeast of Anchin farm, the enemy leaving numerous dead. Reconnoitering parties have captured many prisoners. The French troops in the Champagne region penetrated the German positions, inflicting serious losses and capturing a quan tity of material. DECLARES GERMANY WILL SIEZE HOLLAND "We Will Teach You Dutch a v Lesson on Aug. 1," Says En raged Major in Row. A row in Rotterdam between a German major and a Dutch landlady has caused some excitement. The ma jor rented a high-class apartment, with two other officers, for a month, and, having found cheaper quarters, decided to move out, which was against the laws of Holland. There ensued a terrible scene, when the of ficer shoop his fist in the landlady's face, shouting: "Damn you! We will teach you Dutch a lesson on Aug. 1. That's the date, and you'd better keep, it in mind." When the landlady's husband asked for an explanation of the threat, hav ing found her in hysterics, it was ex plained that Aug. 1 was the day that Germany had decided on to take con trol of Holland, and advised him to treat Gcrma officers courteonusly and learn their language. od Roads Recently Taken By tomans : - ; WAR REVIEW. 24,000 Nurses Needed in Army Washington, May 5, -Surgeon Gen oral Gorgas announced today that the army now has 3,488 nurses either in Europe or awaiting transportation there. The total of army nurses in this country is 6,288. At the present rate of increase of the army, Gen. Gorgas estimates that 24,000; nurses Will be needed in ser vice by next Jan; 1, or some 3,000 more than will be in service at the present rate of enrollment. Over Hundred Airmen Killed Washington, Maq 5. One hundred and two deaths in flying accidents oc curred at eighteen aviation camps in tho United States and at Camp Bor den, Canada, where American flyers are trainin gup to April 24, the war department announced today. Several fatal accidents have occur red since that time, and since the fields were opened a number of avi ators and students have been injured. GREENE COUNTY OVER THE TOP WITH 100 MARGIN IN THIRD LIBERTY LOAN CAMPAIGN Greene county oversubscribed her Liberty Loan quota by more than 100 based on the revised assess ments or 25 reduction sent out by the Department Saturday. Only one other county in East Ten nessee, Blount county, with its large aluminum plant to draw from, attain ed this per cent over the potas allot ted. This rocerd will give Greene county an Honor Flag. Chairman T. D. Brabson has not been able to compile all district sub scriptions up to this time, but be lives that at lets two of the county districts will receive Honor Flags for oversubscribing their quotas by 100. Indications now are, that every dis Heavy Expenditures In Army Program For the Next Year . (By the United PreM.) " " Washington, "May 6.-The army program for the next year of the war calls for an expenditure of three bil lion, three hundred and seventy-eight million dollars for light ordinance, General March, Chiefof Staff, told the House Military Commitee. The heavy ordinance expenditures are expected to total seven billions. The quarter master corps expenditure will require five billion, seven hundred and eighty million dollars. Russian Republic Sends Protest (By the United Preu.) Washington, May 6. The State Department' has received a protest from the Russian Republic at Soivet to the effect that the American coun sul at Vladivostok has improperly en couarged the movement for the es tablishment of an autonomous Siberi an government. Allied Situation Considered Better (By th United Pe.) Washington, May 6. With th French and British fresh reserves now available, the Allied situation is said to be considerably improved, the British war mission announced. Over 500 Chinese Lost in Collision Peking,, May 5. More than 600 Chinese-were killed in the recent col lision off Hankow in which the Chi- nesse steamship Kiang-Kwan was sunk by the Chinese gunboat Chutia. The Chutai was accompanying anoth er gunboat which had on board Pre mier Tuan Chi-Jui, who was on the way to pay a visit to the commanders of the northern troops. A mistake in signals was the cause of the collosion. . The collision wrecked the Chutai also, and she was beached. trict in the county made its required assessment. A complete table show ing the exact amounts subscribed by distrcist will be published as soon as the classifications can be made. Following is a copy of the tele gram sent in Saturday night to Nat ional headquarters by the county chairman of the Liberty Loan Com mittee for Greene county: Wm. G. McAdoo, Secretary of the Treasury, Washington, D. C. The farmers of Greene coun ty, Tennessee, have oversub scribed the county quota of the -Third Liberay Loan by a good margin. City subscriptions are extra and put the county 100 over. T. D. BRABSON, Chmn., , Greene Co. Liberty Loan Com. ' German Troops Locate Russian Black Sea Fleet (By the UnUed PreM.) " Constantinople, (via" London) May" 6.- German troops occupying Sebas tapol, found in the harbor there most of the Russian Black Sea fleet, includ ing cruisers, destroyers, torpedo boats submarines and marchant ships, is of ficially announced. The Sultan has also arrived there. Casualty List Contains Further 1 . -,. ,.. ... . .. . j American Names -eft (By the United Prew.) " Washington, May 6. Today's cas ualty list contained further names of American soldiers who are believed to have been captured in tha recent fight ing at Seicheprey. Ffteen are report ed missing, six killed In action, three died from wounds, nine died from disease, two deaths from accident, one death from other causes, four severe ly wounded, forty-eight slightly' ounded. Total eighty-eight. President Orders Official Probe (By the United Pre.t.) Washington, May 6. The White House has announced that President Wilson has ordered an official probe of the charges made by Gutzen Bore- lum against the aircraft production board. President Wilson has order ed Secretary Baker to inquire into the possible need for courtmartial and has asked the Department of Justice to co-operate with the Senate Mili tary Commiee to determine the need for grand jury prosecutions. Drafted Men Can Be Sent Any where In?orId (By the United Prew.) Waehington, May 6. Drafted men can be sent anywhere in the world to fight for the United States,tnT- preme Court lias decided. This ac tion upholds the draft law in every particular.