Polk County news and the Tryon bee. (Tryon, Polk Co., N.C.) 1915-1920, May 17, 1918, Image 3
POLK COUNTY NEWS, TRYON, N. C. ,e3rs th, :orb ha coot f Go loI6, rue l. tint'- la nd. MBERTON HONORS 1 WORTHY SON FROM NEW YORK. J 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 - r w F "WUV W Ail 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 . , i ' o iiuwaru iP1" Rola4rK IO. FltZSimmons 327 TSTrt-rfK rp - - . . vm- xxyxju 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- ve 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 Section. 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 the senate. 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 was immaterial. 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 own desires. 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 - i4i, lllUt UC W U0 UTXUUb 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 ; pletion. 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 Carolina. 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 surrender. ? 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. DOY SCQUTS 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 Ft th ivid 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 - - - . 1 "Ul 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 be given. 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; or (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 league. 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 tion time. 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? L NOT BE UNTIL COMPLETE 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 year. 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 States. 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 pedagogically perfect." 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 Country Dry. 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 latter. "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 ation. 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 sources already." 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. .