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THE YALE EXPOSITOR. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 27. 1917.
HARD TRAINING ON
BUSINESS OF MAKING AN ARMY
IS NOW UNDER WAY
INTRICATE DETAILS ARE TAUGHT
Bayonet Combat on Schedule Study
la Complete Although Pursued
With Improvised Equipment.
Camp Custer. Battle Creek The
lousiness of making an army is now
under way In earnest at Camp Custer.
Heretofore the soldiers have been
Jaught only the simple rudiments of
their profession. From now on they
Mill be Introduced to the more intri
For the first time bayonet exercises
and bayonet combat are on the sched
ule. The study is pursued with Im
provised equipment, but it Is vigorous
Another change Is the addition to
the program of lectures on "Why M'e
are at war." Officers speak on this
The teaching of first aid to the In
jured and the introduction of marches
as a part of the regular schedule are
also on the program.
The setting up exercises, the school
of the soldier, pquad and company with
lectures on military discipline and
courtesy will continue as they will al-M-ays
be a part of the soldiers' instruc
tion. With the addition of lectures on
personal hygiene and care of the feet
they consjitute the present program
for rifle companies.
The training of the machine gun
companies and battalions varies slight
ly from that given rifle companies.
They are being introduced to the first
Kteps in marksmanship, both for the
machine gun and the pistol. Advanced
lessons In signalling are also given.
The same is true of the artillery. The
men attached to the big guns are get
ting their first lessons in the care of
material and phojectiles.
The program provides for the 40
hours of work with Wednesday and
Saturday afternoons free for recrea
tion. TAKES 1 HOUR TO EXAMINE MAN
Until They Pass, Recruits Are Given
Only Simple Drills.
'Camp Custer, Battle Creek Exper
ience gained in the last draft shows
that a man can be examined in about
an hour. Capt. R. C. Wilson of the
:539th, has a system whereby men are
sent through in groups of f.0. and
each group is disposed of in about
First, the men are numbered by Met
ting their arms and writing on them
with indelible pencil. They are called
up by number to have the various
tests made, and as each man goes for
ward his numbered papers go with
him. He is fed through the mill with
precision gained by experience with
the last batch.
Until they are examined and accept
ed, the men do as did the first bunch,
simply drill and learn as much as pos
sible. If there is anyone whom the
drill affects badly he is sent back to
barracks, but as soon as they arrived
the recruits Mere obliged to start
Some of the district boards sent the
halt and blind for the camp medicos
to pass upon. It was stated by some
of the representatives who arrived
with the men they had passed nearly
every one, leaving the final decision
with camp officials. One man with no
front teeth came, another with sight
so defective that he could not see five
feet away without glasses and another
with a crippled knee. All these men
will be sent home.
33D MAY GO OVERSEAS SOON
Are Doing Guard Duty at Camp Cus
ter Leave in Few Weeks.
Camp Custer, Dattle Creek. The
first men to leave Camp Custer on the
initial lap of the Journey to France
will be the eight companies of the
Thirty-third Michigan now on guard
duty here. They are expected to move
in three weeks, or as soon as the na.
tional army men can take over the
work of guarding the camp.
The protection of the great stores
of war materials has been their task
from the moment the first tralnloads
of lumber were laid down. They came
from the Mexican border before too
camp began to appear. .Day and night,
in shifts of 300 men, they have guard
ed against fire, theft and marauding.
The national guard of Michigan
stands highest of all the national
guardsmen In the estimate of regular
army men. Michigan's military laws
have been so greatly Improved during
the past eight years that the war de
partment at Washington use them as
a model for other states o follow.
WITH THE BOYS AT CAMPCUSTER
Shower baths are in operation and
the men are taking advantage of them
Jn spite of the cold water.
The construction department sends
nightly reports to the department in
Washington of its progress and a week
Many new arrivals wore their oldest
'clothes, evidently Intending to throw
them away as soon as they receive uniforms.
MICHIGAN NEWS BRIEFS
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike
Ilokolik of Manisti'que fell into a tub
of hot water and died from the burns.
When a rear wheel of his motor car
collapsed Frank Kelch, a milkman of
Port Huron sustained a fractured
A campaign to get farmers to pro
duce "Red Rock" wheat in Michigan
has shown results and a record yield
of an improved cereal grain is ex
pected. Don McGee, Saginaw aviator, has
been attached to Selfridge field as an
Instructor. Recently he flew from
Saginaw to Mt. Clemens, 100 miles,
in 75 minutes.
Latin W. Merrlt, 74, a resident of
Albion for 63 years, is dead. Ho and
his father, when he was 11 years old,
drove through from New York with
a team and wagon.
Because Oakland county failed to
find eight applicants to attend a
county normal training class. Commis
sioner A. L. Craft had to abandon the
class for another year.
A notice to report for military ser
vice Mas all that identified a man
fetruck by the Traverse City, Leelanau
& Manistique train as Peter Michael
Zlelinski, 28 years old, of Travel so
Because the regular man who feeds
the mules wasn't on the Job, workmen
of the Bliss mine at Saginaw refuse I
to go down into the shafts. They
couldn't decide who would feed the
Fire destroyed the Citizens' Tele
phone office at White Cloud. No water
was available .as the water works
flume was undergoing repairs and
steam had been allowed to go down
in the auxiliary.
Prosecution of the milk, trust at
Sault Ste. Marie was dropped follow,
lng a statement to the grand Jury that
the organization would dissolve- and
that the price of milk would drop
to 10 cents a quart.
Barney M. Laing, of Tawas City,
M-as taken to a Bay City hospital for
treatment for a broken leg. Laing
weighs 3S5 pounds and was M-alking
along First street, Tawas City, when
he fell from the sidewalk.
Lee Foy and, Lee Sun Wing may be
some American soldiers' bunkies in
the camp at Battle Creek and in
France. They are Chineee laundry
men of Pontlac who were drafted and
refused to claim exemption.
rand Rapids H making money off its
hide dealing establishment. When the
new form of government took effect it
was decided soon after that instead of
burning cats and dogs the animals
be first skinned and the pelts sold. So
far 202 cat hides and 135 dog hides
have been disposed of.
Northern Michigan's apple crop is
reported a failure this year. Buyer
say the crop is only 20 per cent nor
mal. Heavy snow storms last spring
are responsible, it is Bald. Plums and
peaches were unaffected by the storms
and the crop Mill be normal. Early
varieties are being marketed now.
"I'd rather shoot myself here than
be shot over there," M-as the note left
beside the body of Russell Logan. 23
years old, found dead on the road be
tween Buchanan and Niles. Logan
had gone from Niles to Buchanan to
be examined for the new national
army. On the way back he shot him
self. Detroit's population, according to
estimates made by .the city assessors,
is 904,134. This total is reached by
adding the normal increase to the last
year's figures of the M'ater board and
checking -them with other figures gath
ered by the assessors themselves.
They believe the estimate is as nearly
correct as any that has been made.
Mrs. Cllster Sherkey, of Marine
City, widow of Benjamin Sherkey, at
tempted suicide by cutting htr throat
with a razor. Mro. Sherkey is tbfl
mother of six children. Two -years
ago her husband committed suicide
by cutting his throat Mrs. Sherkey
had been for some time confined in
a retreat, but recently was allowed
to return home.
"When you said good-by a week ago,
you told me I would never see you
alive again. Now I find you as lively
as a cricket." said a neighbor woman
to Mrs. Mary Hanson, Ludington, 82
years old. Mrs. Hanson became angry
and upon retiring that night hanged
herself with a- cord suspended from
the celling, which she used to raise
herself In bed. She was In feeble
Judge Horace S. Maynard, 67 years
old, former prosecuting attorney and
mayor, and one of the most prominent
Masons in the state, died at his home
at Charlotte after a long illness. Judge
Maynard was grand lecturer for the
last 11 years of Royal Arch Masons,
chairman of the judiciary committee of
the grand commandery, past grand
high priest of the grand chapter of
Michigan and past grand thrice illus
trious master of the grand council of
Tho sixty-fourth annual Clinton
county fafr was held at St. Johns last
The Central Michigan Pike associa
tion was formed at a meeting at
Owosso for the purpose of organizing
the Holland to Port Huron motor
trail. Roy Bailey, of Corunna, was
elected president, and W. A. Seegmll
Jer, of Owosso, secretary and treas
urer. The road will be marked as the
Central Michigan pike. Grand Rapids.
Port Huron and Flint chambers of
commerce are co-operating In the
BERNSTORFF LEADED OF
TEUTON PLOTTERS ItJ U.S.
Copies of Records, Cablegrams, and Other Correspondence
Show Former Ambassador's Hand Throughout
a Series of Plots Against America
EVIDENCE OF GUILT IS CONCLUSIVE
Records Reveal Attempts to Influence Legislation Before
Relations Were Broken Show Payments of Money for
Destruction of Lives and Spreading Propaganda
Washington Determination to un
earth the organization through which
former Ambassador von Bernstorff
worked in his efforts to prevent war,
has developed in congress. House and
senate leaders aroused at Sec'y. Lan
sing's spectacular announcement of
von Bernstorff's intrigue immediately
demanded searching inquiry.
That an organization powerful and
richly supplied was at Bernstorff's
command is certain' in light of Secre
tary Lansing's expose, It was agreed
"on the Hill." But it operated without
the legislators' knowledge of its finan
cial backing, they declared.
Washington The message sent
by Count von Bernstorff January
22, 1917, while he was German am-
bassador here, to the Berlin for-
elgn office requesting authority to
pay $50,000 "to influence Congress
through a certain organization,"
is as follows:
"I request authority to pay out
up to 50,000 (fifty thousand) dol-
lars, In order, as on former occa-
sions, to influence Congress
through the organization, you
know of, which can perhaps pre-
"I am beginning In the mean-
time to act accordingly.
"In the above circumstances,
a public official German declara-
tion in favor of Ireland is highly
desirable, in order to gain the sup-
port of Irish influence here."
The state department has plenty of
proof that the cablegram as made
public actually reached Germany.
Neither Secretary Lansing nor any
other officials would say whether any
reply ever reached the ambassador. It
Is presumed, however, that one did, in
asmuch as at that time the channels
of communication of the German em
bassy M-ere of the best.
Senators and representatives were
told by the state department that the
text as made public was complete. In
timations that certain organizations,
through which von Bernstorff worked.
Mere mentioned in the cablegram were
No Comment By Lansing.
The text of the message Mas given
out without comment
Extraordinary disclosures already
made has fixed the belief that agents
of the United States government have
COUNT VON BERNSTORFF.'
collected and compiled the entire story
of German duplicity and Intrigue.
The reference to avoiding war is
taken as an Indication that Bernstorff
had knowledge of his government's in
tention to proclaim a merciless sub
marine warfare, and that he M-as equal
ly confluent that the United States
government could not be placated by
mere promises. The German an
nouncement of its submarine ' plans
was not made public until January 31.
Three days later the United States
government had severed relations with
The German ambassador had denied
knowledge of his government's inten
tion and pretended that he did not ap
prove the course.
Congress Not Bribed.
It has not been assumed that the
ambassador actually attempted to
bribe or to personally Influence any.
member of congress.
Fifty thousand dollars, it was point
ed out, would go but a short way to
ward buying the influence of any con
Judiciously expended, however, It
might do much in compensating paid
agents, known to have belonged to the
elaborate machine Bernstorff had so
carefully built up for propaganda and
Washington Amazing disclosures of
far-reaching German propaganda, in
trigues, and plots in this country prior
to the diplomatic break with Germany
were made Saturday by the committee
on public information.
In a bulletin styled "official expose",
the committee quotes numerous let
ters, seized by the department of Jus
tice in April, 1916, in a raid on the
New York office of Wolfe von Igel.
Von Igel, in carrying on his manifold
anti-American activities, documents
show, was in constant touch with the
German embassy and with Count von
Bernstorff, then German ambassador
to the United States.
Offenses Are Listed.
"In the form of letters, telegrams, no
tations, checks, receipts, ledgers, cash
books, cipher codes, lists of spies and
other memoranda," the committea
says, "M-ere found indications in
some instances of the vaguest'nature,
in others of the most damning con
clusiveness that the German imper
ial government, through its represen
tatives in a then friendly nation M-as
"Violation of the laws of the United
"Destruction of lives and property
In merchant vessels on the high seas.
"Irish revolutionary plots against
"Fomenting III feeling against the
United States in Mexico.
"Subordination of American writers
"Financing of propaganda.
"Maintenance of a spy system under
the guise of a commercial investiga
"Subsidizing of a bureau for the
purpose of stirring labor troubles in
"The bomb industry and other re
Across the page streaked the name
of Count von Bernstorff, former Ger
man ambassador, and his aides, Von
Papen and Boy-Ed, attaches of the
Atop of this' revelation linking the
Germany embassy with throttling de
signs against the United States.
Senator King released letters that
proved Fair Play and other radical
neM-spapers had .fattened, on the lar
gesse of German and Austrian agents.
He advised weeding out the propagan
dists and. counselled making war on
Austria, Bulgaria and Turkey.
King told the senate he had photo
graphic copies of checks and receipts
for money paid by. von Bernstorff to
the Fairplay Publishing Co. and Mar
cus Braun, its editor, among others.
The Fairplay magazine may be one
of the guiding hands of the "organiza
tion" mentioned by von Bernstorff as
a possible factor in trying to influence
congress against war. The sums paid
out to. it by the embassy show that
It was a constant drain on the Teu
King said he also has copies of pa
pers showing payments from the Aus
trian embassy to foreign language
newspapers. Among these is a $700
subsidy paid a Polish newspaper.
Data Is Authentic.
King's data is known to be absolute
ly authentic and further shows the
extent of von Bernstorff's web of In
fluence stretched throughout this coun
try. The King, expose coupled with the
state department revelations, stirred
congress to new demands for search
ing inquiry into the use of the disloyal
press in spreading German propa
ganda. King's data shows that von Bern
storff was operating his pro-Teuton
poison early in the war and the pay
ments cited by King were almost two
years previous to those Bernstorff ad
mitted were being made la January,
If we can get. a definite lead to
work on, we will begin an investigation
of the Bernstorff slush fund, said
Overman is chairman of the lobby
investigating committee. This com
mittee can begin the investigation
without a resolution or any further
authorization than it possesses.
Overman conferred with several sen
ators M'ho have evidence.
Lansing authorized this statement:
"I wish to say emphatically that I
do not see how tho Bernstorff mes
sage In any way reflects on congress
or any member. This expose was
apropos of German methods of peace
propaganda and there is no intention
of casting suspicion on members' of
While deplorinjf the tendency of
some wen in congress to delay legis
lation that would aid the war. Senator
King docs not believe that any mem
bers of the body have been actually
influenced by German money
AIRMAN KILLED AT
STUDENT AVIATOR FALLS 1500
. FEET WHEN MACHINE GETS
IS THE FIRST FATAL ACCIDENT
Victim Had Passed Necessary Tests
For Reserve Military Airmen
Slated For Lieutenancy.
Mt. Clemens. His airplane turning
turtle, making two complete loops and
failing to recover, Wilbur A. Mong, of
Titusvlile, Pa., student aviator at
Selfridge Aviation field, Mt. Clemens,
fell 1,500 feet at 10:30 o'clock Satur
day morning and was Instantly killed.
The theory is that Mong fainted be
cause of tu high altitude, fell across
the controls, and prevented the ma
chine from righting Itself. Although
there have ben several accidents and
falls at Selfridge field since the avia
tion Hchool was'opened in July, this is
the first fatality.
Mong was making his third flight
of the morning. When the accident
occured his machine was making what.',
is known as a "tail spin," a straight
dive for the ground from a high alti
tude with the tail of the machine
whirling around. Suddenly the ma
chine turned turtle, made two com
plete turns, and, upside down, slid off
at a tangent toward the ground.
Recently Mong passed the neces
sary tests for reserve military airmen,
and M-as .in line for a lieutenancy.
When the fatal flight was being made,
he Mas doing advanced or. "stunt"
He was regarded at the government
school as one of the most proficient
The machfne fell across the river
from the military reservation. Sev
eral aviators who where making flights
saw the fall and landed near the
scene. Mong M-as dead among the
wreckage of the machine. Surgeons
on motorcycles and ambulances arriv
ed 15 minutes later, after making a
necessary detour through ML Clem
ens. Mong enlisted In the aviation ser
vice in May in Ithaca, N. Y.
TEUTONS LAUD POPE'S PLAN
Express Hope That Pontiff's Peace
Appeal Meets With Success.
Amsterdam The German govern
ment, in its reply to the peace note of
Pope Benedict, a copy of which has
been received here, "cherishes a lively
desire" that the appeal may meet with
Peace would come from the recent
proposals of Pope Benedict if belliger
ent nations would enter into negotia
tions in the sense of the pontiff's sug
gestions, Emperor Charles of Austria
Hungary says in his reply to the Vati
can nste, a copy of which also reached
Emperor of Austria-Hungary sees in
the Pope's peace plan a suitable basis
for starting negotiations toward a Just
and lasting peace and expresses the
hope that the nations opposing his own
may be animated by the same idea.
The Austrian emperor admits the
future arrangement of the world must
be based on the elimination of armed
force and on the rule of international
Justice and legality.
Freedom of the seas is one of the
peace hopes of Emperor Charles in
order that heavy , material burdens
could be taken from the nations of
the earth and new sources of prosper
ity opened to them.
Oakland Rushes Road Building.
Pontlac Letting of a contract for
two and a half miles of gravel road
In Springfield tOM-nship, to be complet
ed this fall, provides the last link in
the good road from Detroit to Holly.
Grayling Postmaster Resigns.
Grayling Postmaster John Hunn, of
this city, has sent his resignation to
the postofflce department. Mr. Hunn
says the department has failed to pro
vide large enough quarters, proper fur
niture to work with or sufficient help.
Kind of Keys
Million Dollar Fund
Started for Man Who
Gets Kaiser Wilhelm
Mulvane, Kan. Twenty Mul-
vane men pledged themselves to
give $50 each as the first $1,000 to-
M-ard a million dollar reward to.be
paid to the' man of any nationality
who Mill get the kaiser.
They believe such a reward, if
the notices were properly scat-
tered across German lines, might
get results and would be one of
the surest and quickest means of
an early peace.
ARGENTINE READY TO BREAK
Sends Ultimatum to Germany Demand
ing Explanation of Attitude.
Buenos Aires The Argentine gov
ernment has sent an ultimatum to Ger
many. In its note the government de
mands a formal statement from the
German government of its attitude to
ward the behavior of its minister.
Count von Luxburg, and a repetition
of the promises made respecting Ar
gentine shipping in connection with
the Toro settlement.
The Argentine government Has re
ceived no explanations from Berlin
since the disclosures by the Ameri
can secretary of state, except a verbal
j statement from Baron von Dem Buss-che-Haddenhausen,
the German foreign office, made
through Dr. Molina, the Argentine min
ister to Berlin, which Argentina con
The government is anxiously await
ing Berlin's response before deciding
on a rupture of relations or a declara
tion of M-ar.
According to the foreign office, if t'ae
German government's reported appe:
elation of von Luxburg is confirmed,
Argentina will consider it an insult and
declaro M-ar immediately.
If no confirmation of this report is
forthcoming, only a rupture of rela
tions is likely.
MOTHER HANGS SELF AND GIRLS
Crazed Woman Takes Life of Three
Babies Before She Suicides.
Detroit Constant brooding over
the fancied infidelity of her husband,
cumulated Saturday afternoon in sud
den dementia which caused Mrs. Julia
Mikola to kill her three baby daugh
ters and herself.
The children M-ere Irene, 5 years
old; Olga, 3 years old, and Yolanda,
1 1-2 years old.
Two small sons an hour later found
the bodies of their mother and sisters
hanging in four separate rooms of the
Mikola home. Mrs. Mikola had sent the
boys out to play that she might have
th flat clear for her tragic purpose.
In a note to her husband, John Mi
kola, the crazed woman insisted she
could not bear to have her little, girls
grow up and marry unfaithful men, as
had been her case. Life held nothing
but pain for her, and she felt it her
duty to prevent her babies undergonig
a like drab existence, she said in the
TEXAS GOVERNOR IS OUSTED
State Senate impeaches Executive On
Austin, Tex. Governor James E.
Ferguson has been impeached by the
state senate. The senate high court
sustained 10 of the 21 charges in the
bill of impeachment, which had been
returned to it by the loM-er house com
mittee of the M hole.
The vote on the first article that
he used $5,600 of state funds to settle
a personal obligation was sufficient
to convict. A tMO-thirds vote M-as nec
essary. The ballot M-as 27 to 4.
Nine other charges showing corrup
tion M-ere sustained.
The governor is completely severed
from the position to Mhich he was
twice elected by the people. Acting
Governor William P. Hobby, an editor
of Beaumont, assumes the full power
of office. His tenure Mill extend to
Motorcycle Hits Buggy; 1 Dead.
Beldlng Irving Grinnell, 32 years
old, was killed and Howard Chltker
fng, 26 years old, injured fatally, when
the motorcycle driven by the former
hit a buggy
U.S. IN POISON PLOT
8ECRETARY LANSING EXPOSES
MO.IE EVIDENCE AGAINST
AGENT ADMITS WILFUL DEED
Microbes and Explosives Placed In
Legation At Bucharest Before
America Took Charge There.
Washington. How Germany "shame
fully abused and exploited" the pro
tection of the United States, by secret
ing in the German legation at Bucha
rest, after the American government
had taken charge of Germany's affairs
at the Rumanian capital, quantities of
powerful explosives for bomb plots,
also deadly .microbes, with instruc
tions for their use In destroying
horses and cattle, M-as revealed Sua
day by Secretary Lansing. .
It was another of the series of Mr.
Lansing's disclosures of German In
trigue, made public Mithout comment.
The latest story is told in a report to
the state department from William
Whiting Andrews, secretary of tbe
legation at Bucharest, and a letter
from Foreign Minister Parumbaru, of
Germans Arouse Suspicion.
Parcels and boxes taken into tha
German consulate at Bucharest wflo.
display of great precaution aroused
the suspicion of the Rumanian govern
ment, August 27, 1916, the evening:
prior to the date of Rumania's declara
Hon of Mar, some of tho cases were
taken to the German legation, located
in a different building from the con
sulate. Convinced the boxes were not
taken away from the legation by th
German diplomatic mission on its de
parture from Bucharest, Rumanian
authorities ordered the police to Bad
and examine their, contents.
The police communicated with
American Minister Vopicka, then In
charge of German interests, who
reluctantly assigned Secretary An
drews to observe the search. The
boxes were found buried in the gar
den of the German legation.
Kaiser's Agent Confesses.
Mr. Andrew's report says: "Upon
my return from th examination Mhich
resulted in the discovery ot the ex
plosives and of the box of microbes,
both of which the legation servant
admitted having placed in the garden,
the former confidential agent of the
German minister, Dr. Bernhardt, who
had been left with the legation at the
German minister's request to assist In
the care of German interests, admit
ted his knowledge of the explosives
placed in the garden; told me that
more M-ere in the garden than had
been found; that a still larger quan
tity had been buried in the house of
the legation; and that still wort
things than this box of microbes wem
contained in the legation, and insinuat
ed that they would have been found
even in the cabinets of dossiers, which
I had scaled.
"Dr. Bernhardt also stated that all
these objects had been brought to tba
German legation after our legation
had accepted the protection of Ger.
man Interests, which agreed with th
statement of the servants. A similar
confession was made to the minister
by this man.
Denial Futile In This Case.
"Thf protection of the United
States was in this manner shamefully
abured and exploited. Jn this instance,
at l&ast, the German government can
not have recourse to its usual system
Fifty-one boxes M-ere taken from
the ground In the garden. Fifty of
thorn contained each a cartridge filled
with trinitrotoluene, saturated witn
mononitrotoluene, among the most
powerful explosives known, one-fifth
of each of one being sufficient to tear
up a railroad track. In the other box
were bottlers of liquid found to b
cultivations of tho microbes of . an
thrax, and glanders. It bore a seal
from the German consulate at Kron
stadt, Hungary. Inside Mas a type
written note in German, saying:
"Enclosed four phials for horses and
four for cattle. To be employed as
formerly arranged. Each phial la
sufficient for 200 head. To be intro
duced if possible directly Into taa
animals' throats; if not, into their
fodder Please make a little report on
the success obtained there; In case of
good results the presence of Mr.
Kostoff for one day here Mould be de
sirable." Foreign Minister Porumbaru ac
companied his letter with documents
to prove the origin of the boxes 4
Pontlac Man Killed In France.
Pontlac W. J. G Gregory, 19 years
old, son of Otis L. Gregory, is tho first
Pontlac boy reported killed in action
in the trenches in France. He was
with the Canadian troops.
Forest Rangers Exams. OcL 29.
East Tawas The United States for
est service announces a civil servlc
examination for positions as forest
rangers to be held here, October 29.
Fordney On Conference Committee.
Saginaw Rep. J. W. Fordney, of
Saginaw, ranking member of the G. .
P. ways and means committee, baa
been named one ot 17 house member
to confer with England, Italy, Praia
md Russian parliaments, on war legislation.