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   Waterloo Evening Courier (Newspaper) - June 18, 1918, Waterloo, Iowa                             THE RECOGNIZED WANT AD PAPER OF WATERLOO Courier ZrUbliahtd lass.' 1868. ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE AUSTRIAN DRIVE _________REPORTER WATERLOO, IOWA, TUKSD.AY, JUNE 8. PAGE WEATHER FORECAST. Chicago, June Partly cloudy tonigrht and Wednesday, some- what warmer Jn east and central por- tions tonight. S. Approximately Force of Enemy Thrown Into Attack Which Gains Little. BRITISH CLAIM DEFEAT OF FOE ALONG UPPER BRENTA Italian. Counter Offensive Is Pos- sible in Mountainous Lake Garda Country. .London, June Aus- trians, according to the Eve- ning Standard, now occupy the west" bank of the Piave from the Corieglia.no railway to the Zcnson bend, a distance of a mile arid a half. They have 14 hridges across the river. These, however, are under the Italian fire. (By thfc Associated Press) Italian Army Headquarters, June is in orogress along the Piave river. The Austrians are sustaining large losses from the concen- trated flre of Italian hatteries. Repeated' counter attacks are being made by Italian inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. Washington, C., June 18. story of a- fierce fight be- tween 18f Americans and a Ger- man, of__jtOT in which niost fought their to their own lines is told in a dispatch today from Gen. Perslung. Holding their lines intact along all the 90 miles of front from the Adriatic to the Asiago Dlateau, the Italian and allied Draft Shows Need Babes Have of Care, Claim Chicago, June need of caring for babies was a les- son drawn from the draft by Mrs. Ira Couch Wood, ad- dressed the Methodist ministers yesterday on "Save the Baby" campaign. "The draft has shown said Mrs. Wood, "that one-third of the young men are physically unfit to fulfill army standards. Many of their defects could have been cured in childhood, if the parents had known how to do it at the time. We ask the pas- tors to co-operate with the wom- en in the campaign of educatiqn which we are trying to carry on." Predictions of Majority For Minnesota Incumbent Over Lindbergh Made. St. Paul, Minn., June The tremendous majority of Gov. J. A. A. Burnquist over Charles A. Lindbergh for the Republican nomination for governor, increased today. Returns from of precincts gave Burnquist .147 and Ijindbergh Burtiquist's mar be y Ramsey county in- cluding Burn- quist and Lindbergh Comstoclc received 568 votes and. AVheaton For United States Senator Nel- son polled and Peter- son St. Paul, IACUVWUM.J W UH VWA-E.XA, ,rmies appear to have given the tical observers after studying the Austrian armies a serious set- returns from yesterday's primaries, ack. Approximately made the prediction today HirfWoTiB TiairA >inrlorl f: A- A- Burnquist would that Gov. -----be reuom- inated on the Republican ticket by T.- i- i_ i luaieu uu me i-cepuoiican ticket b> .gainst the Italian front, but a :50.ppo majority. His opponent lave gained little except along A jbhe Piave river, where their prog- ress is seemingly too slow to be phreatening. Losses described as frightful jave been inflicted upon the Aus- In the mountainous 3ountry where the British have seen holding their positions sol- igdly, thousands of the enemy 'iave perished, while they have i aid heavily for every foot they lave advanced along the Piave liver front. GAINS WESTWARD In the Montello area on the up- >er Piave the Austrians seem to have gained a foothold on the jrest bank of the river north of Kenson loop and at Capo Sile, low- down, they have also moved but greatest gain Iocs not exceed two or three miles. I The vital mountain sector along Ibe upper reaches of the Brentahas been, broken.. On the contrary British claim to 'have defeated "he foe.. As long as this front olds firmly, according to military Ixpcrts, the stability of the Italian Snc is assured unless a serious [reach should he made along the Have river east of Treviso and llonte Bclluna. [INTS OF COUNTER OFFENSIVE There are hints of a counter of- snsive in reports from Italy. The uccess of the Italians two weeks [go tin the mountainous country to he west of Lake Garda and the Ivident concern of the Austrian Ifcmmand over an advance there fiay indicate that if the, Italians trike, back it may be along this lart of the front. A success there f-ould isolate the Austrian forces ghting east of Lake Garda and irn the right flank of the enemy rmies. While the gigantic Austrian at- ?mpt to break thru to the plains if Italy has occupied the center of stage, events of importance a.y be taking shape in the Somme illlefield; heavy firing by the lerman artillery in the Ancre val- Takes Position Enemy Gunnen Can See, Faces Hail of Bul- lets, to Draw His Fire. THUS SAVES BRIDGE ALL USE TO ESCAPE Brave Pittsburger Is Named for French Legion of Honor For Gallantry. (By the Associated Press) With the American Forces on the Marne, Monday, June Lieut. John Bissell of Pittsburgh has been recommended for the French Legion of Honor, for dis- tinguished gallantry displayed on June 2 at Chateau Thierry. The story of his conduct offers a of an officer's dis- Stage Family Air Fighter Downed Behind Foe Line PRICE, THREE CENTS. FRIGHTFUL World Suffrage Pleaded by Wilson as in World Reconstruction Program D 
                            

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