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Grand Traverse Press (Newspaper) - August 2, 1918, Traverse City, Michigan
Page 4 Petess traverse City Michigan assailed As foe s dupe continued Furui Page 1 set tip the claim th3f the shipment of munitions from America was All that prevented an Early German peace. The peace Argosy provided by or. Ford s munificence sailed in two Large ships and was endorsed by labor s National peace Council under German influence though condemned and ridiculed by sane men everywhere. The London Spectator suggested that its wireless signal should be s. O. If. Ship of in Stead of s. Q.s., and the journal Des Debats of Paris Drew attention to the serious danger which it carried to the Allied cause. So far As accomplishing or. Ford s object was concerned the peace Argosy was of course a fiasco of the first water but it accomplished the object of Madam Shwimmer and her chiefs in that it brought together the pacifist ele ments of and Europe and placed them ing Alliance with the Ger Man cause. The recent Senate investigation of the National German american Alliance Bas revealed clearly this close connection of the peace propagandists with the cause of the Central empires. La or. Ford instituted the most colossal attempt that 3s upon record to influence the people of the United states by the corrupt use of Money. At a Cost of hundreds or thousands of dollars he bought up an entire Page of the advertising space in hundreds of newspapers in ail parts of this country in order to Force the people to accept his View Point and to propagate the absurd slanders against the Navy league the Chicago Tribune sent the amount received some seventeen Hundred dollars As i remember to the t reas wry of the Navy league. A few extracts will reveal the character this pernicious propaganda and because Wall Street is against him. All other great nations Are being consumed and destroyed but we have peace with Honor and our boys Are at Home. Special interests Are demand ing War and the president is being criticized with stripped of All Many words but unnecessary words their real complaint is that he has not plunged the country into War for their profit. After the sinking of the Lusitania or. Ford excused this premeditated murder upon the ground that Ameri. Cans should have kept off the ship. To a reporter of the new York times nearly a year after the event april 23, or. Ford gave an interview a Man asked me my opinion in regard to said or. Ford and i told him that before replying i was going to ask the opinion of five boys. Picked out five varying in age from ii to 16. To a boy they answered what in a did they go on Board As already noted representative Tavenner made speeches in the Friday August 2, 1918 two sensational Congress of the the Best dress Sale of the season starts Here tomorrow of concerning preparedness to the american people conscription the base of Militar ism la advocated openly. And it is done under the Guise of patriotism. The Flag is flaunted be fore the eyes of the people and we Are told that our National Honor is at stake. The flaunting was started by an organization of men known As the Navy league congressman Clyde h. Tavenner delivered in the House two remark Able world wide War Trust and the Navy league giving startling revelations of an organized body of War traffickers promote War and preparation for do we ? in december 1914, the in his message to Congress said let there be no misconception. The United states charging that the preparedness movement was due to a conspiracy by the Navy league and the government franking privilege was abused by mailing some two Mil Ion of the speeches containing these outrageous charges which never had a basis of fact. As already seen or. Ford used his great Fortune to Adver Tise this libel and he was in Conse Quence sued by the Navy league. Unable to substantiate the charges in Stead of admitting his error and Mak ing apology he endeavoured to retire under to statement that he had believed the stories to be True. The supreme court of the District of co Lumbia on december 16, 1918, bus trained the Navy league in its de Murrer. In june 1917, or. Ford is reported to have bought of Liberty Bonds and upon another loan 000. Or. Charles m. Schwab bought of Liberty Bonds and other men of great wealth have purchased millions of them As the Best possible investment in War time. In August 1917, or. Ford s Only son Edsel Ford was drawn for the army and claimed exemption upon the ground that his services were in dispensable to the Ford Plant then engaged upon War contracts. On August 7th, exemption Board de Nied this claim but granted the con cession of Transfer to a class which would delay indefinitely the Call to he colors. Due to the prominence of Henry Ford this incident has been Given wide publicity and has quite unjustly been interpreted to show hat the sons of Rich men Are Gener ally doing less than their part in Tho War. Colonel Roosevelt without mentioning names in his Detroit speech on memorial Day stressed the fact nearly 200 of the prettiest summer dresses for women and misses at marvellously reduced prices see these dresses you la wonder How we can do it and it is to be wondered at that we an present every s Owh raridl3 o be closed no when the prettiest Crisp est Gingham Silks voiles etc., for All dresses Worth up to and 00 at occasions. 9.50 s 3.45 hundreds of House dresses Worth up to and will be closed out at 45c, and dresses Worth up to and at dresses Worth up to and dresses Worth up to and at dresses Worth up to and dresses Worth up to and at a country has been misinformed. We that to l8 Ewe Bialiy the obligation of have not been negligent in National defense since that time the president said he has changed his mind personal vacillation however change the facts and in spite of rumours has no of Good looking dresses in Gingham., chambray Lawn and Percale Plain chocked and striped effects Many of the models Are pretty enough for porch or afternoon Wear. Dainty Gingham dresses for misses and children 69c 98c. M and suggestions of fear there have been no material facts placed before the people of the country to show that the president had any military reason for i change of mind. I strongly urge every american who is interested in this subject should interest All to write to honorable Clyde h. Tavenner for the speeches revealing the motives at the Bottom of the preparedness agitation. I am having this statement printed it the advertising columns of news papers and magazines throughout the United states. Others will Fol Low. Henry Ford. Could there be a better object lesson to show the danger of colossal fortunes in the hands of misguided individuals a Little later or. Ford had an interview with or. Henry a. Wise Wood which was summarized in a contribution published in the new York times of May 17, 1916 when the word patriotism was touched upon or. Ford burst out with the assertion that he did not believe in patriotism that no Man is patrol tic and that the word patriotism is always the last resort of a scoundrel. To my inquiry As to what he would do in the event of War he replied that Ever if we were to be would not make a Dollar s Worth of arms for the United states. As 1 wished that there should be no mis take As to his meaning i put the question three times and three times got the same answer. Finally i said or. Ford on your roof Are three american flags. On seeing them it Hurt me to think that beneath them was a Man who is their Protection to ruin the defences of his country and Lay it open to a possible hostile world to this he re plied when the War those flags shall come Down never to go up again. I Don t believe in the Flag it is something to rally around on october 31, 1916, democratic National Headquarters announced that or. Ford was to print advertise ments in Hundred newspapers in All parts of the country and gave out in Advance the principal state ments which would be used to boost or. Wilson s Campaign for reflection although nominally a Republican All my life i am for Wilson and urge nay fellow citizens to stand by him because he has kept us out of War and done much to bring about the remarkable Prosperity which we Bijj men of wealth to serve with the colors. On August 16, 1917, or. Ford de i cleared himself in favor of pushing can the War until Germany is crushed and on november 18th he was re ported in favor of Universal military training. I would like however to Point out that the kind of training which he contemplates is really that of Industrial rather than a Mili tary army and that mis plan could not possibly commend itself to any competent military authority. I have seen no Public statement which would indicate that or. Ford is today other than a pacifist at heart or that he has betrayed any contrition Over the pitiful role which he has played greatest crisis of his that his Money and his prestige As a Captain of Industry were really effective in tremendous values will give you an idea of what this Sale has in store for Vou but this week any 50c article for 20c and 20 coupons. J. H. Steinberg where Cash buys More than credit. Lowering the morale of the country Ain delaying the entry upon its re in the War has been clearly shown by the vote on the presidential primaries in Michigan and elsewhere in 1916. Thousands of men have paid the pen Alty with their lives and other hundreds of thousands must make this in wisc on thoughtful men that or. Wilson has since i have named a pacifist As his Choice Tor the with tue situation Lui United states Senate. Considering the state of Wisconsin i May perhaps what or. Ford s record has been and draw a lesson from it. Or. Lenroot How he is still regarded abroad where of to or Davies the Republican and pacifism or defeatism As it. Is so Mun areas 011 democratic candidates respectively often there referred to is recognized have been i ate men. Or. Davies is however supreme sacrifice before our liberties j without political. Experience in a can now be won. On october affairs but was appointed of 1917, in an interview published in an irn portent of Floe by Mrkuson is his ardent supporter. Or. Wilson sent a letter to or. Davies naming personally known to As a greater menace even than Mill both Are Loyal tent Germany the candidacy of or the new York times or. Ford said i cannot see that any great harm has come in waiting until now with our War if we can forget the past and for me this is impossible is there any evidence that or. Ford is of sound mind politically today on novem ber .18, 1917, the latest interview i have seen which bears upon this question or. Ford said when peace comes the world will be ready for disarmament the people will uti de stand. The wrong of killing each other. The German will see that the american and the Frenchman out to kill Are just As Good As he is and the american will feel the same Way about the will they will our soldiers feel that they have been wrong in killing the modern huns assassins of the innocent and helpless the wholesale violators of women the perpetrators of nameless abominations upon help less prisoners will americans feel that the germans Are As Good As they Are if we Are to Send into our National councils men of such simple and childlike innocence of the most elementary of historical and political facts we shall deserve our certain retribution. There is however another aspect of the situation which can hardly be overlooked. Or. Ford has announced that he in or. Wilson s Choice for senator with the inference that his election will show that the state is supporting the War. This is sums Davies As his Choice and casting replied was too aspersions upon the loyalty of or. Lenroot and the vice president of the United states campaigned the state of Wisconsin in an attempt to defeat or. Lenroot on the ground that he was disloyal. The latter took up the Gage of Battle and it was not i who said i proud to fight or who wrote the peace without Victory message that was or. or. Lenroot was Able to show that he had supported the administration in All important War Meas Rok Lut had dared to differ with him on some Points and Lila general Wood had been relentlessly persecuted. Or. Lenroot won the senator ship despite the administration s opposition and the fact that nearly one third of the votes i the election were cast for berber running on a platform to Stop the War. No one who knows Michigan doubts her absolute loyalty and i do not think she will tolerate dictation in her own political affairs. Stand the president has Clever manipulation through been too much often substituted for stand by the coun which is what every Loyal Man desires to do. It is not True either of the president or of the King that he can do no wrong and it will cause additional Disque latitude among Ford cannot but produce distrust of America. The new York times which has generally Beer a supporter of the administration comments editorially j upon or. Ford s candidacy june Michigan never has been noted for anything exceptional about the character of her representation in Congress particularly in the Senate indeed her reputation has been rather below the average in that re Spect. This year she betrays no conscious Ness that any emergency elsts or that any special Effort on her part is called for or. Ford is a highly successful business Man an amiable personality a generous hearted altruistic and philanthropic citizen but he has demonstrated conclusively on Many occasions not Only Hig Lack of acquaintance with Basic International and National affairs but a certain Quality of mind which forbids the Hope that he will Ever be Able to overcome that Lack of altogether too impressionable mind or Public office. It is to be hoped that other states will take a wore serious View of the duties impending on he reconstruction Congress with Michigan it would be useless to waste words. Michigan is to nud idols let him fortunately there is still time to redeem the situation. William Herbert Hobbs. Ann Arbor Michigan june 17, 1918. The Roosevelt Ideal the men elected this fall should not Only be absolutely Loyal but possessed of Broad vision sound common sense High character and unyielding re solution. Tho address of col. Roosevelt at Saint sea july Truman if. Newberry commander Truman h. Newberry combines All these qualities in the largest possible measure. Newberry United states senator put thei by Nevis Tara senatorial a. A. General chairman Paul ii. King ext Culive chairman
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