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THE OMAHA SUNDAY ; BEE : SEPTEMBER 8, 1918. -1 WILSON INVITED 1 TO VISIT 0f.1AIIA Oil WESTERN TRIP Nebraskans at Washington Give Picnic at Wh'ch Chan- ' v cellor Avery Is the Speaker.; . Wsshinfcton, Sept. 7. (Special Tel egram.) Although the visit of the president to the w est in the interest of the' fourth Liberty loan is still subject of much uncertainty in view of world conditions, Representative Lobeck today called upon Secretary Tumulty to express the wish of Ne- k hraska that the president stop in the ft Gate City on his western trip if taken, embers of the White House staff recalled the visit to Omaha two years go during Ak-Sar-Ben week, and said the treatment and enthusiasm shown the chief executive then war ranted him in Riving serious consid eration to Omaha should a "swing round the circle" be undertaken. . Mr. Lobeck promised the presi dent a royal welcome should he come to Omaha and promised to duplicate, if not surpass, the reception shown him at that time. ss Reavis Talk to Bankers. Congressman Reavis' has accepted an invitation to deliver an address be fore the national convention of the American Bankers association to he held in Chicago September 27. Nebraska young women and sol diers and sailors stationed in tihs city gave t picnic this afternoon and evening at Chevy Chase, Chancellor Avery was th principal speaker of ths afternoon, and Representative Reavis gave his impressions of the western battle front in the evening, i Joseph P. Bntler, one of the on terrified democrats of the Oahlman brand, has been appointed an exam iner in the United States employment service, with headquarters at Omaha. Yankess Send Ambush . of Germans Into Hasty Retreat on Woevre One Bt Associated Press. With the American Troops in France, Sept 7.The artillery fire on the American sector in the Woevre region was heavier today than it had ""however, the firing activity decreased. x ,7!he pilot and observer of a German . a-'rplane 4hat was shot down by the French andVfell within the American lines were captured today by Ameri- can troops. American patrols had a sharp en counter with an enemy ambushing party last night. Another enemy pa TNrol approached the Ameriacn wire ut beat a hastly retreat when it was fd upon. , Cross Christmas Seals . To B&'Gfveh New Members Washington. Sept. 7. The Ameri can Ked tross Christmas, membership campaign this year will be held in co operation with the National Tuber culosis association, which at Christ mas time conducts campaign for the sale of Christmas seals. This year no seals will be pu' on sale, but each member joining the Red Cross will be given a definite number of seals and the Red Cross will finance the tuber culosis association. , HAIG'S AND PETAIN'S ARMIES STRUGGLING STEADILY FORWARD (Conllmwa From One) are in advance of the line they occu pied in 1917 and further south below the mam bastion are sianumir on ground which had not been in allied hands since 1914. Further north they are before La Fere, whence an east ward "drive would carry them north of the St. Goba n massif. The French drive seems clearly aimed at this niassif.which, appar ently safe from capture by a frontal attack, seems not unlikely to prove the objective ot an encircling move ment. This may have to await the further retirement of the Germans from the Aisne. A retirement is re garded as inevitable because of the allied position on the German left flank from the Aisne at Conde to Vauxaillon. Some military critics ar gue that the Germans here will not he permitted to halt even at the Chemin Des Dames position, but will be forced to retreat still further north, thus additionally helping Laon on the east. Drives Co-ordinated. The allied unified command make. it certain the expected drives at the vital points on both the north, in the Canibrai sector, and in the south around the Laon positions will be so co-ordinated as to insure the maxi mum result. The process of closing in toward the Ilindenburg line at the poin'.j where it had not yet been reached was continued rapidly yesterday by both the French and British. The British moyed forward at an acceler ated pace below the Cambrai-Per onne front and on that front itself they already are close to the line. South of the Somme the French pressed on beyond Tergnier, moving up speedily along all the line oppo site the front between La Fere and St. Quentin. On the Aisne, there was little change towards the western part of the front, where the Americans and French are on the river, facing the Germans entrenched along the canal which parallels the stream. Further east the Germans are giving up grudgingly the angle formed by the line trending off southeastward to wards Rheims, of particularly stiff opposition to the Franco-American forces near Roman, between Revillon and Montigny-Sur-Vesle. In Flanders the British made some further headway, but found the Ger man resistance stiffening around la Bassee. The Germans apparently do not intend to give up Armentieres, in this sector, but are reported hur riedly ' fortifying the region defend ing it. ' Six-Cent Fares Authorized in Kansas City and St. Louis Jefferson City, Mo., Sept. 7. Chief Justice Bond of the state supreme court this afternoon suspended an order of Circuit Judge Slate which automatically would have restored 5 cent street car fares in Kansas City and St Louis, Mo., and authorized the car companies to continue charg ing 6-cent fares until the supreme tiourt passes on the case. - Five Drowned When U-Boat Sank Steamer Lake Owens ' Plymouth, England, Sept. 7. The American cargo steamship Lake Owens, 2,308 tons, which was de stroyed by a German submarine Sep tember 3, is said by the crew to have sunk within a few minutes. The sub marine is reported to have been equipped with a aix-inch gun. Five members of the Lake Owens' crew were drowned. French Ace Downs Three 1 ' Airplanes in Single Fight Correspondence of Associated Press. Paris, Saturday, Aug. 31. A charac teristic story is told of Lieutenant Fonck's exploit of bringing down three German machines August 14. Although Fonck is officially credited with 60 victories, he really has brought down 97 enemy machines since his first, which dates from Au gust, 1916, 57 of the 97 having fallen in flames. The young lieutenant on August 14 was at the head of a patrol some miles within the German lines when he saw four enemy chaser planes advanc Ijik. The encounter was lightning- like. After a few shots from Fonck. the first German plane plunged to the ground in flames, and it was soon fol lowed, by the second machine. Fonck did not have time to fire on the third German airplane, but the fourth be gan its fatal fall before the first had reached the ground. When he landed his comrades, who had heard the news by telephone, crowded around him to extend their congratulations, but he showed no elation whatever. "Bravo Fonckl Three at one blow!" came from every side. There was silence for o moment Then, with a certain regret, Fonck replied: "Not a wordl There were four. LARGE U. S. ARMY FORMS IN FRANCE (Continued From Page One) obstacles impeding the road to that objective. In the meantime, how ever, the British crossed the canal farther south and swept forward yes terday and today toward the Hinden- burg line north of St. Quentin. Americans in Severe Fighting. Of the thrust by the French and American forces General March said: "The Franco-American drive across the plateau north of Soissons directed against the ffnk of the Chemin Des Dames, after a week of severe fight ing, forced the enemy to fall back without further resistance from the Vesle. Our allied forces crossed the Vesle-Aisne' ridge and had reached the Aisne river on a 10-mile front last night." Further evidence of the drain on the German man-power during the fighting of the last few months reached Washington today in official dispatches, which quoted captured en emy documents. Numerous German battalions now are composed of three companies instead of four, it was said, as reserves were not available to keep four-company units up to nec essary strength. In this process of consolidation, 40 German regiments are said to have been wiped out en tirely. It also is stated that the men of the German class of 1919 are rapidly disappearing, and those of the 1920 class must be drawn on to fill gaps, a measure which the enemy is said to have postponed as long as possible. . The dispatches note that the mili tary efficiency of the class of 1920 is is very low as the boys are exhausted by underfeeding before they joined their regiments. The dispatches also say that the actual monthly arrival of American troops in France is equal now to fully one-half of the German annual recruitment Crozat Canal Line, Now Untenable for Germans Paris, Sept 7. (Havas.) the al lied advance in the region west of St. Quentin is, in the opinion of the mili tary critic of the Petit Journal, will prevent the enemy from halting even temporarily on the Crozat canal, which was the basts of his line in this region during last year. ; In addition, 4he opinion is express ed that the thrust General Mangin's troops are carrying out farther south is of such a powerful nature that it may.be questioned whether the Ger mans will be able to hold the Che min Des Dames, ii German Paper Suspends. Davenport, la., Sept. 7. Der Dem ocrat, an old Iowa newspaper, today announced suspension of publication. French on Italian Front Carry Out Raid Successfully Rome,, Sept 7. The official com munication from headquarters today says: "South of Asiago French troops after a short and violent artillery fire yesterday morning raided enemy po sitions on Sisemol inflicting very heavy losses on the garrison, and de stroying the defense works. They returned with 47 prisoners. , "In the Concei and Astico valleys enemy patrols were driven back by our outposts. In Frenzela valley our reconfloitering parties captured arms and material. In the Grappa region the enemy's assault detach ments attempted three times to at tack our lines on Solarola. They were repulsed and punished by our artil lery fire." . Caillaux's Condition Held Not Critical by Experts Paris, Sept. 7. Three medical ex perts nominated to examine and re port on the health of Joseph Caillaux, the former French premier, who was reported to be ill in the state prison, where he is waiting trial on the charge of treason, today announced the results of their investigation. The doctors said that the diagnosis showed that M. Caillaux weighed 132 pounds, that his digestion was good and that he had no organic trouble. They found the prisoner had arterial hypertension and recommended he be kept in the Sante prison. 1 Optical Truths EVERY CASE Is analyzed with mathematical precision. Our exclusive system fits glasses that DO NOT NEED CHANGING, which proves they are correct because they RE MOVE ALL EYE-STRAIN which Is the primary cause of headaches, nervousness, cross eyes, women's, girls' and children's chronic troubles. GET PERMANENT GLASSES NO "DROPS" USED. Phone Tyler 24T-J. Pershing bays: "More and Better Music Essential" tr T"i v . . i our ramily,Like the Army, Demands Good Music The Genuine PIANOLA Supplies It At Dnrrn niiin imnm (DCMCI. VAHU sTlUdlb TO INSPIRE TROOPS Damrosch, with Pershing's Backing, Founds Big Train, ing School for Americans. FRENCft ARTISTS TO TEACH Effect is Expected to Be Felt in This Country After the Soldiers Return. Copyright. 1HI. by the New York Times Co. Special Cable to the New York Time. PARIS, Aug. 23. One by-product of this war which will be of benefit to an para or America will be mu sic. It will grow put of the fact that 10,000 band musicians will go . home to the United States after hos tilities with more knowledge and en thusiasm for music than they ever had before. This will be because of their thoroughgoing artistic training J 1 . Ll.L 1-J J ia trance, piana lor wiucn nave jusi been perfected by Walter Damrosch at the request of General Pershing. Dr. Damrosch was about to return to America early in July, when Gsn eral Pershing appealed to him to do something to improve the arm? mu sic. Dr. Damrosch accepted this op portunity to serve Amsricaif troops, and today he outlined to me a big, comprehensive plan, approved by General Pershing, in which the lead ing trench band leaders and play ers will serve as instructors to the Americans. Co-operation in the matter has been authorised both by the French Ministry of War, because of the vital influence of music on . , The Genuine Pianola An unfailing source of unalloyed pleasure, inspira tion and refined entertainment. When father comes home with his nerves all frazzled out, he plays a few selections of his own choosing and feels like a different man and acts it. - The boys do not have to go "down town" for their recreation, pleasure and amusement, instead they play some lively marches, two-steps, a rag or two and sing a few patriotic songs and wind up with a little dance. : The girls play the Pianola to familiarize themselves with the music they are studying. They catch the swing of it, understand it, become enthused and quickly learn to play it manually. ' f ntVior- iisod fn rtlaw Via nitnA Vtnf elts Vina nf Vanf up her practice, but is even more fond of music now than ever, so she plays all those dear old familiar songs and other selections around which so many tender memories cKng. " . , .- Your silent piano accepted in exchange as part pay ment . "" ; ' ' ' ' . Bur your Pianola now before prices advance next moniu. , v ' of the vital influence of music on 1 were totally lacking. 'The genuine Pianola is obtainable in Omaha and vicin'ty only at our store and is made exclusively in the following models: STEINWAY, STROUD, STECK, AEOLIAN, WHEELOCK and the famous WEBER. Priced from $550. A full and complete line of sheet music and musical merchandise. Teachers' supplies at special prices. Schmoller M Mueller Piano Company good military morale, and by the French ministry of Fine Arts, ber : cause of the opportunity offered for i high-grade propaganda by introduc- ! ing French band methods to the American public after the war. For immediate army purposes, of course, the whole thing is justified on the score of military efficiency. General Pershing recognizes the vital part of music in warfare: so French musician are to teach the Americans for exactly the same reason that French artillery and aviation experts have besn training American soldiers. Hence the appeal of General Persh ing to Mr. Damrosch. t Damroch Tasta Bandmaster. As congress had authorized the giving of commissions to army band masters, General Pershing desired that the 200 American bandmasters in France be examined before they received . commissions. Dr. Dam rosch agreed to devote five weeks to this work. A military band was ac cordingly sent to Paris, where every bandmaster was summoned to give a practical demonstration of his knowl edge of the technique of conducting and his ability to instrumentate mu sic for military purposes. Dr. Dam rosch was assisted in the examina tion by a board, including Lieuten ant Weil of the French army, a mu sician serving as liaison officer. The majority of the bandmasters were young men of real musical tal ent but many of them? having been thrown into the service without pre vious discipline in conducting,' were lacking in the technique of the baton, and not only needed but crave'd fur ther instruction. i Dr. Damrosch found that nearly all the bands were away below the number authorized by congress forty-eight players and that many imnortant instruments which have helped to make the French military bands the most famous in the world Telephone Operators Object To Being Called Hello Girls Washington,1 'Sept 7. American girls operating telephone exchanges for the expeditionary forces in France have transmitted to the Unit ed States through the War depart ment a protest against their designa tion as ''hello girls," it was announc ed tonight by the war work eouncil of the Young Women's Christian as sociation,, which said the women's telephone unit of the American signal corps has been selected as the official title of the unit. Two homes for the telephone girls have been opened by the Young Wo men's Christian association, it is an nounced. One ' is at No. 2) Rue Hamelin, Paris, formerly the Hotel Ferras, and the other at Tours, for merly the hotel Moderne. Bill Carrying "Dry" Rider Strikes Snag in the House Washington, Sept 7.Delay in final passage of the emergency agri cultural bill with its rider providing for national prohibition after next tuly 1 was indicated today when the ouse sent the measure to the agri culture committee for a report The bill was enacted yesterday by the senate which named its man agers to confer with house represent atives, but when Representative. $ Lever, chairman of the agriculture committee, made an attempt to have the house agree to a conference Minority ' Leader Gillette refuserf unanimous consent Later Mr. Lever asked that the regular agriculture appropriation bill, which was vetoed by President Wil son several months ago because of a ; rider fixing the price of 1918 wheat at $2.40 a bushel, be made a special order for Tuesday, but objection was made by Representative Walsh of Massachusetts, who notified the house he would object whenever an effort was made to - bring the measure out before the passage of the war revenue bill. 1311-13 FARNAM IF YOU CANT CALL WRITE ESTABLISHED 1859 - , FHOMP50N.BE1DEN g- CO I Jhe fashion Lemerjor UJomGjY1 Ncckfixings to Com plete the Costume Lovely new collars of pique and organdie. 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