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Lake County Times, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1918, Hammond, Indiana FAIR WEATHER THE LAKE COUNTY TIMES Red Cross Drive Starts Next Monday VOL. XII, NO. 271. HAMMOND, INDIANA, TUESDAY, MAY OB streets M ti Ominous Silence Pervades Battle Front GIBSON "Y" MAN GOING TO FRANCE EXTRA Indianapolis Hears Report That Indiana's New Na- tional Guard Has Chance to Go to Me dean Border for Action. oouty hM four nllUte com. yulM uA It OBdentooA tlurt >N ready fo U nay tat located at aery, net; Botaut ud Orcm Polat. Tmie AT STATB INDIANAPOLIS. INC.. May In- diana's new eiate militia, which was or- ganised after the old Indiana national guard was) taken inlo Federal serv- ice may yet ate a little service on own hook. There Is a report in circula- tion that the War Department has asked the Indiana officials to state how many troops or the stata militia woul< be willing to enter the Federal service for duty outside the state, and that the state officials had answered that the en tire state mllllla could be available for service. Governor Qoodrlch declined to maX< any comment on the report. It Is sal( that the threatesj'ng situation on the Mexican border and In the Mexican ol fields entered Into consideration of the matter. Reports from Mexico in recew weeks hare told of the activities of Ger- man acents In that country against the fnlted States, and of an attempt to shut oft the supply of oil from the lamplco fields for the entente allies. Under the law the stste militia Is not required to perform service outside the state, but It Is believed that practically every man In the present organisation volunteer and take the new oath for foreign service or anr other kind of service for the country. If needed. The slate mil'tla Is composed almost entirely of men of draft but who are In deferred classes, or
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