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Mason City Weekly Globe-Gazette, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1917, Mason City, Iowa r Cbc mason VOL XXIV 4 OCLOCK EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 16 1917 PRICE 3 CENTS NO 234 Daily News Carries Story of Wounded Amer ican Soldiers I WASHINGTON HOWEVER HAS NO INFORMATION Allies Are Steadily Pushing Forward in Flanders and on Western Front London Aug 16 According to the Daily News some wound ed American soldiers from the western front have just arrived at the hospital at Bath Washington Aug 10 Neith er the war nor navy department has any inf onnation on the re ported wounding of American troops on the western front Prompt official announcement is promised when information is received provided it is not In compatible with military inter ests On three sectors of the Fran coBelgian the French and British liave won new successes in their offensive operations are once more in full swing Attacks were made by the British in Belgium near f Ypres by the Trench on the 1 Aisne front and near IMxmude in Belgium The ground won by the British in yesterdays brilliant engagement near Lens Including the highly important Bill 70 was held the face of German counter attacks 3eneral Hftig reports Wliile the British were consol idating their now territory near and V defending Gerjnart tjf forts to their effst juul north of report gives few details Of the battle but says that pro gress is being made The French witnessed the ac count of the British troops on their right and attacked the positions on both sides of tho road between the towns of Stroecestpeiis and TMxmudo miles apart Paris reports that all objectives were reached and that acrossing of the Steeii bcke river was The French and British arc making further progress on tho right bank of the river British Front In France and Bel by Associated Of the entente allies at daybreak to day begananother drive against the of Crown Prince Rmpprecht of along a wide front from a point opposite Polygon wood east of i Ypiea to the left of the French on the northward In the first onslaught the right flank of the French surged across Steenbeke river and at the same time the left wing pushed forward These meagre factsrepresent the total news at this hour from the zone of the new bffenalve with the excep Uncle Sam Will Be Prepared for I W Ws Washington ug depart ment of justice it was stated today is jirepared to deal swiftly and se verely with activities n north wast and elsewhere with the I W W Insofar as they relate to the stoppage or curtailment ot production industries whose continuation Is deemed essential to the prosecution of the war Any action it was said which would tend to retard the harvesting of crops or the production of sprues lumber essential for the construction of airplanes or to curtail the produc tion of neededto carry on the war will be prevented by prosecu tlon on charges of conspiracy against persons regarded as responsible tor the Institution oC the movement Jefferson Highway Will Remain on Cerro Gordo Roads Mason City will remain on the Jefferson Highway and plans will be perfected at once to make the road through this county a permanent part of the national organization which extends from Winnipeg on the north to New Orleans on the south J D Clarkson manager of the highway was in the city last evening and addressed members of the good roads bureau and of the Chamber of Commerce at a meeting which was held in the rooms of the chamber During his remarks Mr Clarkson called attention towhat the highway was how it was routed through sev en states and a Canadian province The highway is now eighteen month old and Is being placed on a solk basis throughout its entire length Mr Clarkson stated that to be a member of the highway Cerro Gor do county would have to name a board of seven men and pay a sum of to the association which is based on a charge 9 a irile every mile which the y tres passes in the county Following the remarks by Mr a motion was made by C H McNider and quickly seconded and passed that the good roads bureau name the committee and that th money be paid from the genera treasury oE the Chamber of Com merce A M Schanke vice president o the Chamber presided at themeet Ing in placeof B C Way presiden who was put of the clty and befor piV liighway taken u fhegppd roads bureau was organiz N Clark G William Reefed and W H Hathorh as members of the com mittee in charge of the bureau Thes men with two more to be named wi aut as the Jefferson highway dlrec tors in Cerro Gordo county One o these men will be named from Rock well while the other will be a far mer who lives on the highway our Sergeants Eight Cor porals and FiftyFive Men Go to Des Moines ORDER RECEIVED LATE YESTERDAY Transfer Takes Practically AT the Equipment Now in Possessio nof Company until just before train time for last arewella Then the detachment formed again and awaited the coming of the train When it arrived the commanfl Right by file March broke the double rank Into a single men boarded their car and a minute ater amid the cheers and Godspeeds ot their friends and comrades the rain pulled and the first Mason lty organization to leave iu forma ton as such was on Its way to France The crowd watched the rear platform of the train disappear around the curve below the station with men waving hats or handker chiefs from every window of their car observed the southward moving column of smoke from the engine each Instant becoming less prominent In the sky and then turned back to ward town For the first time it had come home to the majority of citizens that there is really a war and that Mason City men are In it because it seems certain now that these boys in France before the snow flies They will probably be at the fair grounds Des Moines where they report to night for a month or so and then will be moved to a seaboard canton ment to be embarked for France the final training camps the trench esr and then over the Man Regiments As previously announced these The war came home to Mason Git his afternoon Practically half of Company A Second Iowa Infantry after less thaa wentyfour hours notice were moved to Des Moines for transfer to the so thatthe Third Awarding of Ribbons Will Soon Be Completed by the Various Judges CROWDS CONTINUE TO GROW EACH DAY A Company Goes to Deming Tomorroi Des Moines Aug A Second Iowa Infantry stationed at Mason City and troop A of the Iowa cavalry Marengo were ordered to day to proceed to Deming N as soon as equipped to prepare the na tional guard training camp there for other troops that the French already have J rcounted a hundred prisoners French Blake Gains Paris Aug 16 French troops In Belgium attacking early today in with the British on both alles of the road between Steenstraete and Dixmude captured all their ob jective and crossed the Steenbeke river the war office announced to day Further progress is being made along the river v The French made an attack on the Aisne and captured German trenches on a front of one kilometer Four German counter attacks were repuls ed Progress in Flanders London Aug Troops of the entente allies In Flanders attacked the German positions today on a wide front east and north of the Ypres in Belgium The official report of Field Marshal Halg says that progress is being made On the Lens front where the Cana Mf dians captured Hill 70 they have ti made further progress In the en I virons of the French mining center all German counter attacks the offi clal statement adds were repulsed Austrians in Reprisal Vienna Aug 16 Four tons of bombs were dropped by aeroplanes Tuesday morning on the Maritime arsenal at Venice causing a number of conflagrations according to the official statement of the Austrian How Men Were Chosen Des Moines Aug 16 Drawing of lots determined what men will be drafted from the First and Second Eowa Infantry regiments to bring the Third Infantry to war strength for service with the national guard division in France The plan of selection was announc ed here today by Colonel Arthur C H Thayer federal mustering offleer for Iowa disclosing that 813 would be drawn Immediately from the First regiment and 84U from the Second to make the Thirds strength Each regiment will furnish 15 ser geants 103 corporals and 171 first class privates the remainder the quota being ordinary privates Each company in the two regiments will furnish an average of 67 men Duty sergeants will be chosen with ranking numbers two three five and six sergeants two hree and five and corporals ten eleven eight three two six and thir ranks of the Third Infantry at hls afternoon over the Rock island Preceded by unofficial word that men were to be transferred from all and Second Infantry companies o the Third by only a few hours a elegraphic order reached Captain iarman late yesterday directing the transfer Drawn By Lot The men to be transtered wera drawn by lot and the manner of the selection was included in First sergeants mess sergeants and supply sergeants and and musicians wero jtall other sergeants pri vates fell In tyf By lot of four ser order on the drawn In the same waSJjJSJrght of the seventeen cor porals were drawn When the first class privates the names arranged in alphabetical or der the odd numbered were taken Of the second class privates the even numbered names were taken Fletcher Commands As there Is no Instruction for any commissioned ofEicer tobe rtranafer r e dvSerg t Ho 1 and I e t eh eis senior duty sergeant of the company who ia one of those transferred commands the detachment until it is turned over to the Third Infantrys commanding officer at Des Moines Take Equipment The order requires that all men be fully equipped andas there is only complete equipment for a peace strength company of 75 men on hand practically all the rifles belts bayo nets tenta and other equipment of the company goes with these meu That Is the one redeeming feature in the opinion of the men left the Third Infantry gets all the equip nent that saw thehard border ser vice and the rebuilt company will get new It comes Kako Trans f els As soon as the list of men to go was posted Lieut Mann and Sergt Hodges commenced transferring the quip meat from the men who had it o those who are to go and getting Lheir receipts therefor The armory was a very busy place last night and this morning for the transfer of equipment required much time and work Men Released As soon as equipment was checked the men were excused until the time set for in order that they might spend thelast few hours in town with their friends or relatives Iowa selected to go to France first can be brought up to the new war strength of ranks of at least troops The following are the guardsmen men from the partially trained transferred Holland Fletcher Sergeants Theodore L Steffen Howard M Johnson and Joseph Shafer E Hoop Dewey M Wells Henry B Alton Earl A Sutton Hazen A Sutton Claudo Baker Aubrey S Brown and Albert B Hall First Class Automobile Races Tomorrow Expected to Prove Draw ing Card of Biggest Day FRIDAYS PROGRAM a gates opened y concert in front of amphitheatre p acts of vaude ville p races Four Iust numbers p concert and vaudeville i display Wai of the Nations With continued fair weather the third big day of the North Iowa Fair opened this morning with every Indi cation ofa larger crowd being pres ent before the gates are locked this evening than for any day this lar The big day however is expected tomorrow when four automobile raceg R 1 war office The announcement follows In the Italian theatre numerous air encounters occurred over the Is onzo Tuesday Five enemy aviators were brought down As a reprisal for the last aerial attack on Polo a large number of airplanes attacked the Maritime arsenal at Venice early Tuesday I1 We observed from a low altitude good hits by heavy and light bombs ofwhich four tons were dropped Conflagrations were observed Three of our airplanes are These numbers were fixed by Alberty Edward Brookins Lynn L Crawford Berle B Erwln Clarence L Foster Richard T Mumison Ce cil A Lacore Orval E McAllister SelmaiOstby James Reed Homer S Stout Lyle J Walsh Jens R Wind and Daniel J Harrie Second Class R Barlow Howard Potts Loran E Brockett Lester Bugher Henry W Christenson George Colchethes Ev erette C Davis Edward Erickson Joseph M Escher Ray G Gannett Clarence D Hennaglr Leslie Haxton Allen D Hess Otto H Jacobson W I r 1 ey H Kim b Charles lioilynE Leon ard Edward Guy C Lush er Glen W Martin Joseph Miller Floyd Meyer William Neal Carl Oel schlager Harry II Packard Roscoe C Pascoe Edward Pekarek James C Pritchard Lyle G Rlnhard Ev erette W Shlpman Donald G Smith Harry W Specknian Charles F Stanfield Frank E Swansou James E Taylor Charles R Tuning 5arl Thill William L Wagner and Dowoy E Wilson een ot n the alphabetically numbered com pany list chosen will be hose with evin numbers first clasa privates the even numbers and or dinary privates the odd numbers These men are to be Mlly equip ped by the individual companies and iield in readiness for movement to mobilization camp here upon short notice The camp for the Third regiment has been completed at the fair grounds and mobilization is expected to be completed within 48 hours Major S B Philpot and MajorF J Lund of the Second Infantry to day asod Colonel Thayer for per mission to conduct an Intensive thres days recruiting campaign to fill the res tof their two to war strength after the men for the Third have been drafted The plan has been referred to Gen Barry at Chicago TEAR DOWN BANNERS Washington Aug of banners from suffragist nicketersof the Womans party at the White House gate and attacks on the party All Feel Badly There are no yellow streaka up the backs of any of the men transfer red but still they feel keenly the separation from their old command and transfer to command of officers they do not know with the expecta tion that the condition so often true will work out in thia case that the members of the original regiment will get the oest of everything and the transferred men the worst Are Regulars Now The transfer shows the complete ness with which the national guard haa been merged into the national headquarters at across the Lafayette continued Park today Good hatured but determined crowds tore down the banners as fast aa they appeared army Under the old conditions such a transfer as this would have 3een unheard H has come with as little warning aa did the or ders to the regulars splitting up reg iments with histories dating back to the war of 1812 for the purpose ot forming new regiments The Departure The detachment fell in at the ar mory shortly after p m under command of Sergt Fletcher and pre pared to go to the depot to entrain accompanied by their comrades of Companies A and D except the mem bers ot the guard detail at the fair grounds a pretty serious oc caalon for all of them J Royce Brown scout commlasloh eii had made arrangements to have the Boy Scouts Fife Drum and Bugle Corps out to furnish martial music and he also took steps to get the news of the mens Impending depar ture of which there was practically no previous announcement before the and succeeded in getting a good crowd down at the Rock Is land depot On reaching the depot the men at tended to checking their personal baggage and their time was theirs Slid Leave Taking Not since Company A left for the Spanish war and possibly not then In the history of Mason City has there been leave taking so fraught with sadness as that of the sixty seven men of the senior company who left for Des Moines today It was graver because the men are going to a bigger war and because it was a double leave taking Besides leaving their parents and brothers and sis ters the men were leaving their com rades In vrma and their officers On reaching the RockIsland depot after marching about the city streets headed by the old FiftySixth Infan try band and escorted by the re mainder of the company and Compa ny D Capt Garman formed the com pany in open ranks and made a few parting remarks Captain Garmnn Speaks Your own parents do not regret this leave taking any more than I and your other he said and his face and voice showed he meant It In parting you will let me say thia Remember you are Iowa sol diers and from the Second Iowa Infantry Wherever you go remember your instruction about being a credit to the uni forma you wear Keep up the reputation your old regiment and company has won The men not under arma may now fall out and bid farewell to you and your relatives and other friends can do so Then the leave taking began Whiie the band bravely playing away at livaly tunes while its mem bers would have preferred to cry rendered the best music It should the relatives and friends of the men and their fellow soldiers aaid good bye Nearly everyone cried and no one was ashamed of it There were tears in Capt Carmans eyes and Lieut Manna and Lieut Wolcotfa as they grasped each man by the Band and said good by Truly the sobbing mothers and sisters felt no worse than the mens officers But here were no slackers either In the crowd or among the soldiers will be the mam feature during the afternoon and when the last exhibi tion of the fireworks display will bo made at night The work of judging the live stock was being rounded up this morning and officials were busy in the secre tarys office checking the winners and it is likely that an announce ment of the winners will be made late thia afternoon The program for this afternoon was postponed when an announce ment was made last evening that members of A Company stationed at the armory would start for the stale cauip at Des Moines this afternoon where a part oC the new Third Iowa regiment Kwings Zouave baud was secured 16 furnish music for the man at the railroad station and all affairs at the grounds were held up while the crowd was at the Rock Island sta tion at oclock A parade of beef and dairy cattle which was scheduled to be held Iu front of the amphitheatre last even ing waa not held and another which was Included in the program of this evenings entertainment will not held either The big event of tomorrow will be the automobile races and all of the drivers who expect to compete for the purses which have bean posted are in the city and are tuning their cars for the numbers The events for tomorrow will in clude four races several time trials and a special event None of the races will be more than twentyfive miles in length so that the crowds will be assured of numerous thrilling starts and finishes The races will be started at 2 o clock and will be run off as rapidly as the officials will be able to handle the The laat showing of the fireworks display will be made tomorrow ev ening and a monster crowd is expect ed to be present on the grounds both during the afternoon and evening to morrow Grand Stand Booths Have a Fine Display Manufacturers and dealers exhibits under the grandstand have a fine place for display and consist mostly of automobile displays the Inter state Rural Light Co being the only manufacturing concern to exhibit un der the grandstand Tho excellent display of the Jeffery automobiles is housed here artisti cally arranged and very attractive to the visitor The Jeffery automobiles are being displayed and demonstrated by F B Wall Mr Wall handles several makes of cars including the Steams Knight Mitchell and Oakland motor cars but makes the Jeffery his long suit New Jeffery models may be seen at the uptown garage on the cor ner of Delaware and Second street N E or at the nicely arranged booth at the fair grounds The Nortli Iowa Motor Company have their Studebaker cars on exhibi tion Representatives of the Motor Co are at the booth all the time to answer questions concerning the cars and to distribute literature about them Different styles are being ex hibited and facts concerning styles not on the grounds may be obtained by asking the man iu charge With their booth fitted aa a mod ern living room with the exception of the many chandelieres on the celling the exhibit of the Inter State Rural Light Company is one of the best ar ranged manufacturers exhibits on the grounds All kinds of hanging and side wall fixtures for using the gas light are exhibited Hudson and Franklin automobiles are shown by R A Morton One car of each kind is on exhibition anc the new Franklin is attracting a gooc deal of attention not only because o its new lines but because of the Franklin feature of being air cooled The new Hudson ia also being In spected by many prospective automo owners and yy some who are hinklng of making a change iu au tomoblles Tho CrowElkhart automobile which is made at Elkhart Indiana has not had an agent here until this spring when Harold Van Note took the agency for the oar Several of the cars have been sold since they were Introduced in Mason City and the display at the fair will probably be instrumental In selling more The roadster and touring ear models are being shown by Mr Van Note The Empire Motor Sales company are occupying a booth under the grandstand In which they aro show ing and advertising Stevens Grant and other cars The uptown office of the Empire Motor Sales Company is located on Second street southwest and the styles of car not exhibited at the grounds may be seen there All concerning the cars in their exhibit will be answered and those that want to see will be shown The ever popular Ford car Is on display at the fair grounds by the Wagner Motor company who have the agency for them the Masou City territory The new Ford which is one of the most practical of the cheap cars Is attracting the attention oC business men as well as the farm era for commercial as well as pleas ure purposes The Render Cadillac Co is show ig the new model of the standard lotor car The Cadillac needs no itroductlon to the general public but any small details and changes are interest to those who own Cadll ics or are prespective owners of Composition of Is Prescribed on Euro pean Plan BEGIN NUMBERS WITH REGULAR ARMY UNITS U S Arrny Divisions Number from 1 to 25 National Guard from 26 to 75 Washington Aug com plete plan for the organization of the army Is enclosed in general ordora made public today prescribing the war mission of all technical units from divisions to armies The composition of each division on the European standard is prescrib ed aud provision la made for or ganization of all additional troops into training battalions of 612 men to be used in any way touud neces sary Designation of divisions by num bers begins with the regular army division now in France which has al ready been reorganized on the basis of men aud additional bat talions of attached troops That ia the first division United States army Other regular divisions are numbered up to and includlng tho 25th This does not mean that twen tyflve regular divisions are tobe cre ated Immediately but that the num bers from I to 25 Inclusive have been reserved for the regulars National guard divisions will ba numbered from the to tho 75th inclusive National army divisions will number from 76 Todays order provides the organi zation or 16 national army divisions designated from the 76th to the 91st Inclusive and succeeding divjsions will be numbered In order after them AH divisions provided for will be infantry divisions composed of dlvl sion headquarters detachments one machine gun battalion of panies two infantry brigadesoftwo regiments and a machine gun but talion of threg companies each field artillery brigade of three regi ments and a trench mortar battery each one engineer regiment one field signal battalion one head quarters train arid military police one ammunition train one engineers train without pontoons and search light section train and one sanitary train of four field hos iptals and four ambulance compa nies Each army corps will be com prised ot an army corps headquart ers force and three Infantry divisions supplemented by necessary attached troops to be designated as army corps and not a man woman or child ut tered a sentlmenTthat did not show the loved one who stood there under his heavy pack In the hot sun waa being given to his country freely Tomorrow night the spectacle will ba repeated when the balance of the company leaves for Doming The negro band ever patriotic also camedown to the depot In force to give theboys a sendoff and the train being 50 minutes late they all had plenty of time for patriotic music of the kind for which that band is fa Baby Nursery Fortynine babies were registered yesterday at the baby nursery under the east end of the grand stand Many motherscame In during the day and stayed a few hours with their babies These babies are not regis tered the total number of babies tak ing advantage of the rest room dur ing the day If all were registered would be close to a hundred and some days many more than that The Misses Dunn and Argnew the Mercy hospital were the nurses in charge yesterday The pub lic are Invited to Inspect the baby quarters at any time Miss Savage ona of the nurses at the Park Hospital has charge of thii section She has specialized In this work and Is giving a demonstration of best methods for caring for in fants each day Washington at Last To Recognize Press Washington Aug detailed plan for advertising the next issue o Liberty Loan bonds in newspaper and other mediums of publicity t coat from to and to be paid for by the governmen waa presented today by Secretary Me Adoo by the national advertising ad visory board with the recommenda Hop that it be adopted GETS SAMPLE BOMB Iowa City Aug Colonel Paul Rockwood of the unl verslty military department has re ceived for the use of the departmen a sample bomb from Ottawa Canada auch as is used at the front by th Canadian soldiers The bomb Is round a little larger than a baaoba and will bo used for Inatructlona purpogcs in the military classes hem J A Snyder Company with their ort cars occupy a well arranged ooth under the grandstand Dort ars are coming Into prominence lore and more every year and pros active buyers are looking at It be ore making a choice ot cars Along with the automobile exhib ts the Mason City Painting Company wfco make a specialty of making old utos look like new have their ex Iblt under the grand stand They ave on display a car that has been epalnted by the company which hows the class of work that Is done iy the company All of A Company Will Probably Go While the bugler was giving the assembly call which waa to rally the alxtyBoven men to depart for Franca his afternoon Capt Hale regimen al adjutant called Capt Garman on jhone and said that In all probability LlL of A Company would be ordered to go to Camp Demlng and that he1 order would start the real of them on their way by tomorrow night They go over the Rock laland by special train consisting of a baggage car a cook car and two coaches KEKS WOUK OVKRTRIK San Francisco Aug must work overtime as a war duty and plana by which California bees will be made to do nearly twice their former work In the near future have aeon perfected by Samuel John Hun ter Kansas City entomologist who was here today Experiments he said have proved the feasibility of the plana which are to transport bees back and forth between Nevada and California They would work In Cali fornia In winter and spring and In Nevada in summer and fall GETS COMMISSION Greene Aug McBn try has been training at the officers training camp at Fort Snelling for several months and has been made a second lieutenant He 10 a eon of Mr and Mra M MoEhilry of this place and was raised In Greene troops Tho order directs that the National Guards proced to their training camps under its present divlsionalor ganization It will be reorganized at the camps however on the new di visional basis and the excess troops formed into training battalions with a brigadier general iu command of the troops of training battalions at each camp 1NIHCT13 FOR RIOTING St Louis Aug ments against 105 threa negroes and eightytwo whites to be tho ringleaders and participants In the East St Lculs race riots of July 2 were returned by the St Clalr county grand jury at Belleville Attorney General Drundage of Illi nois under whose direction the vigor ous investigations have been carried through was on the ground with a corps of assistants when the jury made its report It Is known that Cornelius Hlckey lieutenant of police of East St Louis who waa on duty as head of the de partment the night the scores of whites and blacks battled one another to death in the terrible slaughter le one of the men held for conspiracy Six other police officera of East St Louis are named for conspiracy and some for other alleged crimes in con nection with the riots SIDNEY SINCLAIR DIRS Cedar Rapids Aug of the death of Sydney Sinclair pres ident of Sinclair Packing company in a sanitarium at Buffalo N has been received here He had been a sufferer for some time from perni cious anemia He was president of the local Y M C and director in several local banks SOME WHEAT Greene Iowa Aug 16 Chas Harris a farmer living south of town haa Just threshed out four acres of wheat which netted him per acre He sowed eight bushels of aeod and threshed out 30 bushels per acre get ting per bushel It waa Bald to be the best wheat raised in thia vicinity for sev eral years e ff fj r i
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