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POLK COUNTY NEWS, TRYON, N. C.
1 WORTHY SON
FROM NEW YORK.
Eligible For Appointment
The following named North
Una soldiers, who attended the re
cently closed officers' trainine camn
at Camp Stanley, Leon Springs, Tex.,
were piacea on tne list of eligibles for
appointment to tb.e rank of second
lieutenant, according to information
sent ouf by tbe committee on mihiic
aiwi-h n w I information
W McLEAN uivcin untAi T V
A" W' .w. . Jonn Bromell, MechanicsviUe, in-
LAT0N unuin mo .t,- rantry; Williams P. Brown, Gastbnia,
miantry; Dewey C. Burt, Haw River
cavalry; Ciarlss n. Calais, Fayette'
TilleA infantry; Richard W. Cantweii
TTTI 1- f 1 . .
.- rnnil fill Tinil """""bwu, miantry; JOnn W. Carr,
ITCHES FROM RALE GH charge, flew
artillery: Eurene B. Chasa. Rtt 11
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hotel, Charlotte, infantry. Sammie W
u,nnninoi That Mark ckens, Enfield. Infantrv: A
:5s . A. M ii r - Fnrmor nw-J t-
p oare88 of NOnn usronna rew y'"iui iuiauu; vreene JTen-
Gathered nrounu i - 0" uj.a,uujrf vv uimui
tFlnleV. Wilmin(rtc.n Infants.) j
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iP1" Rola4rK IO. FltZSimmons 327 TSTrt-rfK rp - -
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street, Charlotte, infantry; Robert C
. , i Freeland. Durham, infantrv Pn tt
k. Mo .aan arnvHn nr. i,iim-i t ".io ia.
en ...Gibson, Mizpah. infantry; Ren w
kn over . , . Gray Winston-Salem infant. r
am from New ionc, wnere lie y . ' m-
Qn evesince it was announced W,ard 'Gurganus Willlamston, cav
een ever h ,. 4 airy; Henry B. Hall. Hallshoro in.
. . . - t n 'i i i rMviiifin w i iwiim i - u
C Tb m one of the di e or; S-,H.ester- Kenelworth
I. war finance corporator he , ' A V, ' ' J' W1S u
laWge crowd of his townsmen Vi" fle4 ? PhiUi
L station to welcome hFm and Hwulle"' Che!1ryvl1T1 Dfantryj Les-
?e stauuu. . , ... lie R. Hummell. Wilmineton. infan-
some expression of their ap- " T " t - . I
w . ., tfy; Morton M. Jones, Fairview. in-
ofinn 01 lllc ii i g li liuiivr i.uaw uau i . .
to him and through him to the ? , "ulC3
Th spontaneous demonstra- eek, infantry; Ethan S Koon, Ashe
.Sde and good will was so viUe infantry; William O. McGuire,
Lpeted to Mr. McLean and so T f7; rea Nell
KnCer, that it Is small won- ""
r visibly touched bv it. " Lra"1' "cm Bluue,y' Auas m
r"1 'Z -n n,-. wa' nekett, Durham, infantry; David M.
J ... r a whitP i! ? v;;: Prince Ooldboro. infantry; Wm.
CIUIJI. - ' ' I TO Hnlnllirai. ntrn, t
V M Barnes, H. E. Stacy and J. .. , ' "ti-'
fcarpe boarded the train at the 7""" tToI , C, 7,, 1J,
I or, James K. Sheek, Mocksville, infantry;
Jabove town and I when they de- DaUon E TrinI
Bed upon Mr. McLean you could , Cm..u Al . y x
r "L, H,Wn with a fath. Vard Smith' Mt- Ay. Infantry; Jas.
..T;r OT hv" . W. Swain. Greensboro, infantry; Fred
hHc uunvu I; Swanann Huvpavilln infontrv. T.aa.
expected-a public demonstration ' " " 7 '
ver saw. ne am noi seem con- .... - -
;ci tillPrv Taanr CI TNarv Arl nortnn In.
that anything to warrant any " , "
s. . .A u tj iJ. fantry; Erwin L. Ward, Belvidere, in-
nnmES IlaU uayycucu, 11c iuu rv i . . . , , .
UW"6a " r - ' . fantrv T ,onn o -rr? WliUo Ti- Ctafon.
1 . t. r,n o-ntv A nr? wV,an I " ' ' ' - " uo
ac rf I villa infoniw llfolw VorhiiAiiffn T -w-
Is broken to him that a crowd T' TV t C r b ;
r - v, 0(-1nn ington, Infantry; John W. Jone.
waning 0"-0"uli Asheville infantrv Charles I. Tavlnr
.ipecting a speech, he looked like Asnevme, miantry, Lharies L. Taylor.
'iy F Arlington, infantry; John D. iclor,
. -J Aa iir T
pieu iu iuu.ai.-jr. Wilminirtmv infantrv .Tmn-. w Tr.
hen the train backed up to the " ' " "T
1 C . MiI oon idoo .atonrf. ' '
n fc La LIU 11 iTli. lill.ubau TT wo v-vyx I.
I the rear Dlatform. The crowd
;ed his appearance with a hearty v1013' ay ea uross.
and Mayor Proctor immediately H. W. Harris, a wealthy merchant
hed upon the neatest little speech of Hickory, by agreement with State
Vyer heard. So entirely apropos Food Administrator Henry A. Page,
at that the crowd wanted to hug is contributing $500 to the Red Cross
mayor too. society at HicKory and is. closing nis
umberton,' he said, 'has been on store for one day because sof a viola
lap of Robeson county and North tion of rules and regulations by the
lina for 141 years (to a day al- food administration. Posted on the
w . i
yesterday being the municipal door of Mr. Harris' store on the day it
say), but it remained for our dis- ia closed will be a sign stating that
faned citizen to put it on the map the store is closed because of such
United States. Everybody knows violations
where Lumberton is.' He spoke Mr. Harris' atonement, which is in
te pride with which his fellow lieu of being blacklisted by the food
jsmen had watched Mr. McLean's administration and hence being put
Ir. The newspapers have been out of business for the period of the
complimentary, he said. 'One war, is for the sale of excessive quan
said it was the greatest honor titles of sugar under such circum
lad come to North Carolina since stances that warranted the food ad
thus Daniels had been appointed ministration in taking more drastic ac
Jtary of the navy. It is more than tion than it has usually taken in some-
the mayor declared. 'It is the what similar cases
est honor that has ever come to It was also announced today that
State. There are a dozen cabinet Dr. W. C. Fitzgerald, proprietor of the
f ers, but only four of the war Central hotel at Albemarle, had con
fce board.' tributed $50 to the Red Cross chapter
ff. McLean assnmd thA nm-arrt that of his citv for disregarding the wheat
jweicome was an unexpected and less days and other features of the
Fpreciated honor. 'Lumberton i3 conservation program or tne rood aa
iven to public demonstration,' ministration
fid, 'and I had not dreamed of
a thing. I would rather have the
ence and good will of the citizens
IN CUSS I
HOUSE ADOPTS CONFERENCE
REPPORT ELIMINATING CREf.
ITS FOR VOLUNTEERS.
INCLUDES DIVINITY STUDENTS
Also Medical Students and Bill Goes
Back to Conferees on That
Special from Washington. The
house adopted the conference report
on the bill to base draft quotas on
the number of men in Classl; accept
ing the elimination of its amendment
authorizing credits on quotas for vol
unteers. The report awaits action in
Because of a senate amendment ex
empting ministerial1 and medical stu
dents, the house sent back to the con
ferees the conference report on the
bill providing for the registration of
youths attaining the age of 21 years
since the registration last June 5.
The vote on the rejection of the sen
ate amendment was 182 to 118. Repre
sentative McKenzie, of Illinois, sup
porting the house action, declared that
opposition ot th3 drafting of divinity
students comes from men who have
money invested in theological semi
naries. Supporters of the amendment
said the President has authority under
the draft laws to exempt such students
from the draft, so that adoption or re
jection of the proposal by the house
Representative Cannon, of Illinois,
vigorously opposed the rejection of the
amendment giving States credit for
voluntary enlistments and was sup
ported by Representative Mondall, of
Wyoming, and Schallenberger, of Ne
braska, author of the amendment.
Chairman Dent, of the military com
mittee, said he had not changed his
mind regarding the credits plan, but
since President Wilson, Secretary Ba
ker and Provost Marshal Crowder had
opposed it he would subordinate his
GOVERNOR TALKS OF VISIT
Uncle Sam Controls Twine.
Dn account of the importance ol
7 town,' he declared, 'than to blnder twilfe to the wheat and grain
growing industry, the food administra-
tViwMio-ii If a aienl and intfl riiviainn
Administrators' Big Pay. hQa a mnrfHn nf thfi nroflts which
one North Carolina city which ,oalAra wlll he ftnowed to charee or
to have an especially active. blnder twIne Tne manufacturers
aiers who have been disciplined d &nd the retailer will be allowed
attempted to explain the activi- . , o
f the county food administrator 2 nd on time to tne C08t price
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Ice Plant for Camp.
Charlotte. The war department has
authorized the construction of an ice
making and refrigerating plant at the
quartermaster depot, Camp Greene, ac
cording to information obtained from
Maj. Clarence H. Green. Though the
war department's' orders given about
two months ago to make surveys for
six additional quartermaster store
houses were carried out, authority to
begin construction of these big build
ings has not yet been received.
While hundreds of workmen are
employed at the camp in building ad
ditions to the mess halls, constructing
roads and enlarging the base hospi
tal ,no other new authorizations for
construction have been received in
j some weeks. Rapid progress is be
ing made on all work undertaken in
refrigerating plant will be commenced
without delay, it was understood,
owing to the arrival of the hot weath
er. The ice consumption at Camp
Greene totals many thousand pounds
each day, and unofficial information
places at about 300 pounds the d.ily
consumption in each mess hall. Other
quantities of ice are required for va
i rious purposes.
j The work of providing the camp
I with a sewer system is nearing com
Was In Jackson County When U. S.
Officers Made Raid Upon' Desert
ers From Army.
Raleigh. "The most satisfactory
and. the most refreshing in its results
of any trip I have taken,", is the way
Governor Bickett characterizes his re
cent speaking tcur in Western North
Governor Bickett is back at his of
fice after two weeks in the out-of-the-way
places in North Carolina, and
talked of his experiences and of 'the
feeling in the state as he found it.
Th governor was in Jackson county
when. United States marshal's men
raideii a gang of deserters hiding out
in the hills and shot on of them. He
brought the news to Raleigh that since
the raid, the authorities have receiv
ed assurances that the rest of the
deserters are willing to come in and
Governor Bickett's speeches in the
west may have had not a little
to do with the change of heart. He
reminded the people that desertion
from the Confederacy was not punish
ed after the war because the Confed
eracy was broken down, but that when
this war ends the United States will
never rest until every deserter is
brought to justice.-
"It is sad to think of tne loss to L
family and a home to have a loved one
shot down in battle, but it is infinitely
sadder, and shameful, too, to think that
one of these should be arrested and
shot as a "deserter."
"I still maintain my original posi
tion," Governor Bickett said, "North
Carolinians whether they be found on
the waters of the Atlantic or on the
hill sides of the Blue Ridge are patri
otic and loyal to the core. The only
occasional exception to this general
rule comes where there is ignorance
or misinformation. And this ignorance
and this misinformation, it is our su
preme duty to combat and annihilate.
"With one or two exception, I spoke
in the out-of-the-way places, in the
spots beyond the railroads, beyond the
course of travel, beyond the steady
i stream of newspapers, of public speak
ers and ready communication. And I
have received no deeper, no more en
thusiastic hearing anywhere."
Governor Bickett during his trip
spoke at High Point, Rutherford Col
lege, Cullowhee Normal, Glenville In
Jackson county, Highlands In Macon
county, in Franklin county and t,o the
Cherokee Indians in their reservation.
The governor commented warmly
on the patriotism of the Cherokees.
Their quota in the draft was forty but
twenty-seven had already volunteered
and only thirteen were called.
y food administrator a number
price has bee fixed at 23 cents pei
Tin? ooT-r, i ,!,-,
Flee of the food administration " .
regards this as about the best retailed put ,
of the season should place their orders ior meir re-
aety-nine men and five women hulrements of binder twine as earij
Nas county or city food a4minis- th vZlrZi
N North Carolina," stated John tow freight movement an
ucas, executive secretary of U8"a 555
Ood administration, ' 'arfi render- aaam
ft,, i , I A. J
footle and Pfppctivn aorvlcp tn 01 lWlne'
, ww ' I
uatry and to humanitv not only
p any remuneration at all but at Bakers In Session.
t considerable sacriflcA both of nm,. ,rQ ronrocsntflHvp bakers in
me and their means Necessar- -kt-u ri.niin in a conference af
I 11U11U VOl " -
rDy 01 these thrrmch thnir tiflc-1 tijv ..aniVA tha Mcrth Carolina
o rvtHClfiil ui60uitu
' activities, have incurred the Bakers' Service Board and pledged
sure of producers, dealers or tne hearty co-operation of the Indus-
I "o place their personal inter- try to the North Carolina food admin
yieierenrps nhmro tha oorvlrn I
i ILX ttLlUil.
esigned to matpriallv nBist i tjooViqII of Durham, is
hj. I ATXi . Ali. O . J. "-
ning the war. ThRRA cnnti neo- Li..i.m.n f ty, aArvlcft board. Thf
- n m yuauiuau i -
"Ot even cpttlmr tha mairnlfl. I a riaainated as can
. - a "O "-.v-o UIU6IB UUJk-Dl o eo """"a
iaOT Of $1 a VMr that ia allot. aaa1trrtA to narticulai
f! , , . - j " I LCllilS UU 010 Booie-"-
vlr Page, who, incidentally, is districts, They are: First district, E.
r-oeu making nnv la1m frT t. -r - j rV Mmint SftC.Ond fl if?
r O --.J v.i"ui vr j. VTUrUUIi. 1VUL 1VJ
eient for anv oC th consider- nAnra u Trthnson. Wilmington:
1 - 11 XI. I, ucui6c '
senses which he incurs thm rr.vi- Aiir-t t T Roland. Greens
feOPaoH AU11U uiou-, .
-aoiiy OT llvinn. In tTC1 rri I . -n it. H II Miller
-. ' m iiaiuigii, I DorO r OurLll uisuitb, " :
irm home, a lftrpp nai-t ef the nk..ut. iriftH district. M. K. Zia-
rA n. . ' I cuai luno,
J 8"gar top Canning
Mrs. McKimmon on Canning.
ere be confusion in the minds "This is the time of year when even
Packers of vegetables and woman who intends growing a gardec
ine result of the restrictions and saving the products of that gar
"out the sale of sugar to all den by canning should begin to lool
- '6 enterprises using sugar, towards procuring tin cans, jr
hJd Administrator Henry A. and good rubbers," says Mrs. Jane S
iono "uuutcu mat tne new re- McKimmon, crnei iivimuu
emhraM a. i . ttti, it a. womai
1 lr all mo.. i I . . . i.vtca ann frnl
'"auumciunnK enier- waits until ine ibkbu
an" . Sugar are designed to in- are' ripe before purchasing contain
For hr, ""wiy ui sugar, upi i ers, . sne wm duu v - - - .
SPhnl1 .... i a. m -it ii I . . . . , i.vlM ant inn Old O
lllg , use, out ior au QB slips Dy ana TegBiuuioo - -
eirls and housewives of fruit is overripe before she has even
are canning fruits. I thin readiness. v
Prosecutes Prosecuting Attorney.
Wilmington. Standing on their so
called constitutional rights Solicitor
Edwin T. Burton, Secretary J. B.
Huntington, of the Y. M. C. A., Patrol
man L. J. Williams and G. W. Branch,
against whom suits have been started
in Superior court by Miss Jacob! Wey
ers, refused to answer any question
when they appeared before commis
sioner Rogers, contending that any
thing they said might tend to Incrimi
iate themselves. Their refusal to
answer questions when called for ex
amination for the plaintiff prior to the
filing of complaint, as provided for in
the revisal, will be certified down ro
Judge Lyon, whose opinion will then
Good Doctor Felt the Call.
Charlotte. Dr. Benjamin K. Hays,
of Oxford, who has been on the state
board of medical examiners, and who
has Deen secretary of the state medi
cal society for three years and re
elected at their recent meeting, has
resigned and turned over the office to
Dr. L. B. McBrayer and has entered
the service. He felt the call of coun
try so strong that after consideration
he felt it his duty to give up his prac
tice and join his comrades in the pro
fession on the other side.
Woman Lawyer Loses Case.
Raleigh. Out-of-State witnesses oth
er than experts in the Gaston B. Means
murder case receive no expense mon
ey from North Carolina for their pres
ence at the trial of the prosecution;
Miss Julia Alexander, tne first woman
lawyer to appear before the Supreme
court, misses a victory before the
tribunal on account of precedent, and
the court refuses to' grant a new triaT
in the appeal of the Charlotte Elec
tric Railway company from a judg
ment against it in favor of Grace M'
Spittle for SI 1.500.
Going After Deserters.
Special from Washington. Uncle
Sam is after deserters in North Caro
lina. A number of mountain boys
who did not understand the conditions
causing the government to draft them
for service In the national army de
serted. Many of them are in danger
of severe punishment. A recent order
issued by General E. H. Crowder, pro
vost marshal, will cause renewed ef
forts to round up all deserters.
The following letter has been sent
to the draft executives in all states:
"There is being transmitted to you
under separate cover a . supply of gen
eral orders, No. 26, relative to the
payment of expenses and rewards for
deserter is, upon delivery of the de
linquents and deserters under the se
lective service regulations.
- "You will note that in cases where
a national army man who has been in
ducted into the military service is ap
prehended and' certified as a desert
er by a local board, as prescribed in
section 51, selective service regula
tions, the person apprehending such
deserter is, upon delivery o fthe de
serter ot an army camp, post, or sta
tion, entitled to receive : 1
(a) A reward of $50; or
(b) Any sum less than $50 that he
may elect if he does not desire to
claim the full amount of the reward;
(Conducted by National Council of the Bo
Scouts of America.)
WHAT DO BOY SCOUTS DO?
Some people have been heard to ask,
"What are the scouts for just camp
ing and outdoor fun?" The following is
not unusual ; its just what the scouts
in one place, Los Angeles, have done
during the past year:
Sold $65,000 worth of the first Lib
erty loan bonds, and $333,850 of the
second. Distributed 30.000 pieces of
Liberty bond literature. Sold $2,300
worth of Red Cross Christmas seals,
and distributed circulars for the Red
Cross, asking for French text books
to be used in army camps.
Distributed Hoover food pledge cards
in the residence districts and put up
200 Hoover food conservation posters.
Put up 200 Marine Corps recruiting
posters and 200 navy posters. Col
lected thousands of magazines to be
sent to the soldiers, under the auspices
of the National Collegiate Periodical
Assisted police department by con
ducting "Walk-Rite" campaign. Furn
ished baskets of food for hungry fami
lies at Christmas time. Served as
"guard of honor" to Belgian mission.
Assisted in production of patriotic pic
ture for local film company.
Built Liberty bonfire for Woman's
Liberty loan committee and furnished
demonstration before 110,000 people.
Assisted in parade, gave demonstra
tion, and assisted In serving barbecue
to the Liberty boys for celebration by
chamber of commerce. Furnished pro
grams and assisted the Yuletide com
mittee in other ways.
Furnished exhibition at Fourth of
July celebration.. Canvassed office
buildings and assisted salvage depart
ment of the Red Cross. Acted as mes
sengers at Red Cross chapter house.
Planted forty acres of "home gar
dens." Acted as "Little Brothers" for
soldiers and sailors, writing them let
ters and keeping them posted on con
ditions in their homes. Assisted dur
ing "Kindness to Animals" week.
Gave flag program for Ebell club. As
sisted city and county clerks at elec
Gave scout play, "A Strenuous Aft
ernoon," and assisted with one other
program for the entertainment of chil
dren. Administered "first aid" during
parades and for numerous cases of ac
cident throughout the city. Over 1,000
scouts given training at the boy scout
week-end camp near Hollywood; 275
scouts at vacation scout training camps
in the mountains and at Catalina
Island. Assisted churches, clubs and
other organizations , with demonstra
tions and exhibitions.
Quite active and helpful young citi
zens, are they not?
ENTENTE ALLIES CONFIDENT OF
THEIR ABILITY TO WITHSTAND
ANY DRIVE FROM GERMANS.
FIELD AS ALL AMERICAN FOE
MAYOR TAKES SCOUT OATH.
Drive on Typhoid Started.
West Raleigh. A determined drive
on typhoid fever in North Carolina is
being started by the State Board of
Health. Not more than 500 deaths in
the State from this cause during 1918
is the program of the board, which
means a saving of 126 lives for the
NORTH CAROLINA BRIEFS.
Showing the unanimity of the do
mand for a change in the creed and
other portions of the ritual where the
words "Holy Catholic Church" appear,
the Methodist conference meeting in
Atlanta, without debate and by a vote
of 172 to 72 adopted the committee re
port recommending the substitution of
the words "Church of Christ." The
movement for this change has been bo
fore the church for eight years.
Governor Bickett is first upon tne
non-Wheat users honor ro".,
With the disposal of ne -ont-versy
over the draft quota basis,
the provost marshal ggeneral's of
fice is busy figuring out the state
qoats for the new draft on the basis
of registrants in class one. North
Carolina will be expected to furnish
18,870 for the new draft and South
Carolina 11,067. The house definitely
rejected the proposition to allow the
states credit for volunteers.
Governor Bickett still maintains
his "original position' that the peo
, pie of North Carolina, 'from the moun
tains to the seacoast, are patriotfc
and loyal to 'lie core. . j
An event of unique Interest was the
taking of the oath of the Boy Scouts of
America by Mayor Hunter, of Terre
Haute, Ind., as part of his inaugura
tion ceremony. It is undoubtedly the
first time this has been done In the
history of scouting in the United
This will mean more than a mere
curious distinction for Terre Haute.
It is a part of the heralding to the
whole land that Terre Haute has shak
en off its old mantle. The principles
of the scouts are universally recog
nized, and the fact that the incoming
mayor of Terre Haute has pledged
himself officially to these principles
speaks significantly to the world of
what is to be expected of Terre Haute
from now on.
As soon as the applause subsided, a
scout stepped forward and presented
Mayor Hunter with a reproduction of
the McKenzie statue of a boy scout
as a reminder that the boy scouts of
Terre Haute were always ready at
the mayor's service in his efforts for
a new and better Terre Haute.
SCOUTING IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.;
Boy scout training as a program of
education was given Impetus at a re
cent meeting of the Boston School
Masters' association. ;
Judge Sullivan spoke of boj scout
training as a civic asset. The boy
scout movement, he urged, was show
ing grown-ups what real civic train
ing should be.
Superintendent Dyer advocated the
boy scout program as a complement
to the program of the public school,
because through it character is devel
oped and leisure time employed, not
only to the advantage of the boys but
to the advantage of the whole com
munity. Dean Russel described the boy scout
movement as "an agency well-nigh
The Boston school committee passed
an order authorizing head masters and
junior masters of high schools and
masters and sub-masters of elemen
tary schools to co-operate In the organ
ization and encouragement of troops
of boy scouts In the schools.
BOY SCOUT FIRE LIGHTER. -The
best fire lighter for scouts la the
woods, says "Pine Tree" James A. Wil
der, is a pry-can full of sifted ashes
soaked with kerosene. A teaspoonful
of these ashes will burn for ; fully
thirty minutes and Ignite the 'wettest
wood, even large" wood."" T" 1;
Allies Saving Their Men While the
Germans are Draining Their
Ottawa. -So confident is the en
tente of its ability to witstand any
drive the Germans can launch that it
has been decided not to use the Amer
ican army until it becomes a complete
and powerful force, according to a ca
ble summary of operations on the
western front received here from the
war committee of the British cabinet.
"The position now Is," staid the
summary, "that the Germans, deter
mined to concentrate every available
unit on one enormous offensive, are
draining their country dry to force
a decision before it is too late, while
the entente are so confident, that, hav
ing been given the choice' of ,a small
Immediate American army for defense
or waiting till they are reinforced by
a complete, powerful, self-supporting
American army, they have chosen the
"To the sledge-hammer uses of
masses of men by the enemy the allies
are opposing the strategy of meeting
the blow with the smallest force ca
pable of standing up to the shock,
while keeping the strongest reserve
possible. Troops on the wings are
permitted to give ground within limits
whenever the enemy has been made
to pay a greater price than the ground
is worth, the whole aim being to re
duce the enemy to such a state of
exhaustion that our reserve, at the
right moment, can restore the situ
What British Have Done.
"In the present operations, the Brit
ish army has withstood many times
Its own weight of enemy masses. It
has retired slowly, exacting the full
est price. Meanwhile, Foch holds the
bulk of the French in reserve, sending
units only to points hard pressed. This
strategy has justified itself in that in
three weeks it has seen the enemy
brought to a standstill without a sin
gle strategic objective being fulfilled
and with losses so immense that his
reserve is in danger of proving inade
quate to his policy.
"The German; commander, seeing
how nearly he is delivering himself
to the allied reserve, has been com
pelled to accept temporary failure
and call a halt. His position is tacti
cally exposed in two dangerous sali
ents on waterlogged ground. His
countryment are dangerously dissat
isfied at the immense price paid for
his failure to terminate their suffer
ings. His allies are on the verge of
quarrelling and dally exhibit their
growing dislike and distrust of the
task master who robs them of their
lives and food.
"His reserves nave nearly reached
complete exhaustion. Those of the
Franco-British are still in being,
while the American preparations de
velop. The time draws closer when
defeat is inevitable. Therefore, he
must renew the offensive. His prep
arations proceed feverishly but it
takes months properly to organize
such an offensive. He must be sat
isfied with what he can do in weeks.
We may, therefore, expect a renewed,
furious onslaught before long. The
enemy is so committed to his strate
gical plans that we may await his
main blow on the Arras-Amiens front
while necessity compels him to try to
improve his position in the Lys sector.
"The allies may have complete con
fidence in the result. For the enemy
the issue is a desperate endeavor to
avoid defeat; for the allies the issue
is only that of victory deferred. The
coming battle may be a repetition of
Verdun on a large scale and if both
sides should be exhausted, the allies
have vast powers of recuperation,
while Germany has drafted her re
AMERICAN ARMY OFICERS
ARE FRANKLY DELIGHTED
Washington. News of the British
statement that the entente is so l con
fident of its ability to hold the Ger
mans that the American army is not
to be used until it bocomes a com
plete and self-supporting force, was
received by army officers here with
frank delight, not only because of the
supreme confidence indicated by such
a decision but on account of the keen
desire of American military men to
take the field as all-Amerlcan foe.
EVERY CITIZEN MAY ACT
A8 VOLUNTEER DETECTIVE
Washington. -Every citizen may act
as a volunteer detective to assist gov
ernment officers in ferreting out per
sons suspected of disloyal action or
utterances, says a statement issued
by Attorney General Gregory, .United
States attorneys have been told to co
operate with newspapers fn their, dis
tricts ao ; that - public notice can ,be
i?lTn.of :tha nearest offices , of: attor
neys or the bureau of 'investigation
to vhieh eitlztna mar refer. .