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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 12, 1917, Mason City, Iowa Che VOL XXIV MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 12 1917 NO 127 This to Be Nations First Phy sical Stroke Against Teu ton Enemies PLAN ARMADA OF MERCHANT SHIPS Submarine Zone Is Established Along the Atlantic Coast Washington April that Germany had declared a subma rine war zone the Atlantic coast to include the ports of New York Boston and Norfolk cannot be con firmed here SuJs In Pacific San Francisco April twelfth naval district yesterday warn ed shipping companies that informa tion has been received that German submarines are operating in the Pa cific Light Quickly Built Ships Soon to Be Ready to Re place Tonnage Washington April colossal campaign to break the German sub marine blockade and keep the En tente plentifully supplied with food and amunitions has been determined by President Wilson and ills advisers as Americas first physical stroke against the enemy Unable now to send an army to the trenches the president believes America can be of even greater as sistance to the Allies by providing a large armada merchantmen to in validate the undersea campaign built light wooden ships of tons and upwards are to make up the fleet and by fall the eampaigj will bein full swing To Insure the maximum construc tion the shipping board has enlisted the countrys entire shipbuilding fa cilities now the greatest in the world The production is expected to average three ships daily for the first year For weeks officials have been at work on such a plan but not untilto day was it revealed on how great a scale the task has been projected or great importance Is attached to it administrations war pro Another Haider Buenos Aires April strange vessel identified by neutral ships as a raider was sighted today off the Atlantic coast in the extreme south ern part oE MARRIED GUARWSMKX MUST QUIT SKRVIC1 Chicago April who have families dependent on them must leave the service regard less of their desire to remain on duty according to an order issued by Jor General Barry commanding the central division 10 HELP missm Efforts of Washington Being Turned in That Direction as War Measure FORESTALL GERMAN EFFORT FOR PEACE One of Big Reasons for Bond Issue Is Extend Financial Help to Slavs the are being ANAliYZIXG POWDER Experts Studying the Stuff Made at Chester Chester April from the DuPont factories today are analyzing the powder in the shrapnel shells at the works of the Eddystone ammunition corporation with the hope of establishing the cause of the series of explosions which killed 122 persons Tuesday They are investi gating the possibility of a defect in explosives with which the shells were loaded assisting the newly government In Russia o strengthen Its position and lessen nternal troubles and quickly bring Russias latent forces to bear agains rermany Reports say the difficulties of Rus sia are many and that Germany principal object la either to bring about a separate peace with that na tion or stir up internal troubles anc exert unusual military pressure fron without One of the principal objects of th administrations desire for exped tion in the floating of the bond is sue is to extend a loan to Russia OOSTA RICA Washington April 12 Costa Ricas waters anil ports are placed at the disposition of the United States in the war with Germany in an offic ial communication in which that gov ernment unqualifiedly endorses the position of the United States and voices regret It will be impossible to take a more active part in the war BREAK NOW OFPICIAIj every detail la now com officials believe it may supreihacyover the sub t whiclLwill provethe decisive victory of the great war Upwards of a hundred private plants on all costs will help giving the boards orders precedence over every other class of work except the most urgent jiaval constructiou Already the lumber interests have given assurance ot an adequate sup ply of timber at reasonable prices Engine manufacturers have pledged too and all necessary machinery for vessels can be assem bled as fast as they are turned out at the yards Labor question however is giving officials some concern and a call may be issued appealing for patriotic co operation by laborers Bread Must Be 12 Hours Old Before Offered for Sale London April 12 Official order prohibits the sale of bread except ibsead over 1 2 hours old This order also obtains in Italy and France Fur ther stringent efforts are being made toward economy in the use of food stuffs This will greatly lessen im port needs There is a good demand for foreign flour Railroads Placed Under Control of Joint Committee S i Washington April the railroads of the United States are un der one war management and that management the government of the United States operation in a night without friction and by agreement in all the essentials due to national ne cessity is today an accomplished fact A central executive committee consisting of Fairfax Harrison Sam uel Rea Howard Elliott Julius Krittschnitt Kale Holden and Danle Willard all active railroad exeeu lives was appointed to control this continental system Villt Inflicted Heavy Losses on De Facto Forces Laredo Texas April gers reaching the border say in a recent engagement with Villa follow ers the Constitutionalista under Gen eral Murguia lost dead an wounded Vocational Congress for College Womer MIssoula April gates from the higher institutions o learning and the womens clubs o Montana together with a large nun her of former college women are at tending the vocational congress fo college wgggen which met today a the state university here The con gresa will continue its sessions fb iiree days April rease the pay of the enlisted men of he army navyand marine corps and ou will have no trouble getting suf icient men towithstand This is the belief that actuated Con gressman JamJs Good of the Fifth owa District In introducing a bill ncreasing to a month the pay of every enlisted man during the dura ion of the wjsr with Germany and n furthereuce of thla contention the owa member who has membership on the appropriations committee will work for the passage of the bill and see that the appropriations commit tee of the house will follow its pas sage up with additional cash to the three departments of the government hat will enable immediate pay of the ncreased rate Canadas enlisted men get a month and out of the patriotic fund they have subscribed the wives and dependent children of the Canadian soldiers get a Congressman Good declared in support of his bill Up until the fifth of last December the total enlistment of Canadian sol diers for overseas duty alone reach ed the figure of and this is not counting the men who jollied the Towns of This Vicinity Expect to Send in Big Delegations Saturday REDUCED RATES ON INTERURBAN LINE Newspapers of Other Towns Realize Import of Meeting and Give Much Space Direct Word of Brazils Slap at the Kaiser Washington April di otticia tiannels ofBrazils severance of dip omatlc relations with Germany came o the state department today in a ispatch from the American charge t Rio Rate Increases to Middle West Poitits Granted Railways Washington April n freight rates by western roads on a ariety of commodities from Chicago it Paul Kansas City and other large uiddlewestern cities to towns and ci lea In Michigan and Iowa and oth r middle western states were grant d in part today by the interstate lomtnerce commission WELCOME OUR ADVENT London April the Ameri ou luncheon Premier LloydGeorge velcomed the United States Into the var and expressed gratification that t is earning the right to sit at the eace conference when it is held Teuton Food Riot Reports Still Come from Many Sources Chicago April to morning papers serious food riots continue in Germany and Bulgaria Soldiers in uniform are reported to lave joined the rioters in Germany Unrest over starvation rations has in creased Guard Recruiting Ordered Resumed by War Departtnen Washington April dc partment commanders were ordere today to resume recruiting of the Nt tional Guard to the peace strength o the regular army one hundred me to the company Many companies no have as low as sixtyfive men The war department statement wa issued today to make plain that tr National Guard recruiting has no discontinued Recruiting of the guard to war strength will not undertaken un til congress authorizes an emergency enlistmentcontract to hold during the war Otherwise the men will be required to obligate themselves to six years service irrespective of the present emergency It is felt this would be unfair to men who wish to volunteer for the war only No decision is yet announced as to the possibility that the states may increase their number of units to the full quota authorized by the national defense act If every state took that step twelve full divisions of national guard would be available with a peace strength of enlisted men and a war strength of approxi mately Washington April war department prepared today to issue Instructions tothe recruiting officers which will be in effect call for 000 volunteers to fill up the regu lar army and existing units of the national guard All recruits enlisted since the declaration of war and those to be enlisted hereafter will be notified they will be discharged at the close of the war putting them In the sta us of wartime volunteers A total loss o 4355 men who al endy have been in regular irmy will come under such a status colors for use In the province and not to go abroad All these recruits were volunteers and the same result woiW follow in this country if the pay of the enlisted man was anywhere near where It should be It Is a difficult to ask an Iowa farm hand who gets to 10 a month and board to quit this lucra tive vocation and become a soldier It ia difficult to ask a man with a busi ness or even store to leave his property and join the colors when there is so little in return not for himself but or those dependents he leaves You increase the pay of the men who do the fighting in our regu lar establishment and you will see the greatest boon to recruiting this country ever witnessed Congressman Good declared that a minimum return of 3G a month would mean the Increasing of all the petty officers of the navy seamen gunners masters o arms and otnei3 ship and allprivates In the marinelcorps as well as those in the army branch of the national defenses OX WAV HOME Geneva via Paris April erick Penfield former ambassador to Austria and Allen Dulles former third secretary of the American em bassy have left for Paris PROCLAMATION Executive Offices City of Mason City Iowa To the People of Mason City The hour for the Loyalty Day pariulo has been fixed for p in Saturday Couiimiiulini of ficers of the local guard com panies live directing that mem bers of the commands be at the armory in uniform under arms ready to move at thiiit hour Fraternal and civic organiza tions nvc urged to take part and to communicate regarding the matter with Dr 1 W Daugh crty plume 3 Business houses of Mason City of all classes including tho dry grocery clothing fur nishing hardware stores and meat markets tlieatres and bill lard rooms hnrljer shops and every other line of business ac tivity aro being asked to close Saturday eveninn during tho hours of tho Loyalty Day meeting nt the armory Tho sug gestion that this be done came to Mayor Potter from several of tlie most prominent men in vari ous lines of business This morning n committee was ap pointed by Mayor Potter to take the matter up which met immediately at the mayors office TIu committee is composed ot Frank Miller Tom Arthur G M Woodruff Charles F Brady H C iioyd B C Fowler William Manlv D W Avis and William Pappas Meuihsrs the committee ihouTh that in view of the Importance o meeting and the necessity o awakening the latent patriotism o tue town that there would be no trouble getting the business house to set the example by making tho monetary sacrifice attendant upon losing a Saturday nights business Closing of the stores and all places of amusement will Insure a throng at Lhe meeting which will tax the capac ity of the armory Big attendance from all over this section ot the state weather permit ting ia assured for the Loyalty Day meeting to be held at the ar mory Saturday evening April 14 The program being arranged will not disappoint those who come and the Mobilization Camp Right at Gates of City Offered State by Cement Company All conveniences could in the be lief of military men familiar with the ground be required for a mobiliza tion camp in the way of transporta tion water lay of the ground rifle range facilities good roads avail ability of electricity for light and power and convenience generally are afforded the State of Iowa and Unit ed States with 380 acres of land which the Chamber of Commerce will submit to Adjutant General Logan as the site for a mobilization camp here The land ia that owned by the Northwestern States Portland Cement Company extending north and south from the Clear Lake paved road to Twelfth street northwest and laying just west of the built up portion of the city its southeast corner being just west of Forest Park addition Had City Water The city water mains come up to the land and can be extended any where the state wants them and oth er water is afforded by the two ranches of Willow Creek Has Hille llnngo On the land is a very desirable site or a rifle range In fact It wns used as such tor years by the local uards until a few years ago lias Railroads The land is traversed by the indus trial railway tracks of the North ivestern States Portland Cement which would be available for the states use and spur tracks of the Mil waukee leading to the National Clay ivorks come right up to the land on the south and can be extended Kent Reasonable The Northwestern people will lease the property to the state for any length of time desired for a nominal rental maximum figure suggested by them being no more than what would be obtainable for the land for farm purposes there being no desire to make a profit from the government The stale can lease the land almost Allied Forces Are Now Astride the River Souchez Says Official Statement MORE PRISONERS BEING CAPTURED German Counter Attacks on Ridge Canadians TooURe pulsed with Big Loss London April a thousand yards of trendies smith of tho Karbus wood southeast of Aiiny were oaptureii by tho llriUsh today a Houttrs cor res telegraphs A hill southeast of also on its own terms Making Mnp City Tngineer Fred Wilson ami his assistants are today making a contour map of the tract and on Sat urday this map will be taken to Dos Moines and submitted together with a brief setting out reasons in general why Mason City Is the best available location for the big camp and sub mitted to the adjutant general The case for Mason City will be presented by Mayor Potter Allan Beck and otuera Is Fine Chanco The looking up of the site was done at the suggestion of General Logan BO it is thought that if the ground is suitable that other ar rangements In Miison Citys favor as a camp site will make it possible to convince the authorities the next mo bilization camp established should come here London April the Ar ras conflict will develop shortly into the greatest battle of the war was predicted today by Major General Maurice chief director of military operations In his weekly Interview with the Associated Press General Maurice declared the present British offensive is being conducted along plans completed in February thereby controverting German claims that their retreat up set the British schedule and that the teutonic military authorities control the situation With the nation not merely is destined to witness the great patriotic revival since Civil war London April 12 The food situ ation is dominating all other consid erations in Germany according to the Berlin Vorwaerts as quoted in an Am sterdam dispatch to the Central News The Vorwaerts saya Notwitlvatand ng all big events the new food regu lations which are to be Introduced April 1 5 form the exclusive subject of discussion Nearer the fateful day approaches and greater becomes the tension Dimunitlon in the bread ra tion forms a serious difficulty for the entire population and causes great Some weeks ago German papers an nounced the bread ration would be reduced one fourth beginning April 15 owing to the scarcity of wheat Rockwell Sends Men Rockwell Iowa April 12 Rock well is contributing her share toward national defense honor and patrio tism The following young men on listed in Co D Second regiment I N O at Mason City yesterday Paul W Griimmon Floyd Thomas Lioyd Campbell Clem McCarthy R W Sch Jas Gallagher Andrew Roeder Additional recruits today are Clifford Dick Ixo Doraey Burdett Wllhite Several other young men from here will likely enlist before the en of the week Allies to Recruit Washington April the pproval of Attorney General Greg ory Chairman Webb of the house ju diciary committee will introduce to morrow a bill to allow the allied governments to recruit their citizens I n the United States Chairman Cul jerson of the state Judiciary commit ee will introduce the same bill Bulgaria Ready to Conclude a Separate Peace London April from a Swiss source have been received at Rome that the Bulgarian minister at Berne has made overtures to the En tente ministers with a view to con cluding a separate peace saya the Exchange Telegraphs Rome cqrrea pondent Similar advices regarding Bulgar ia were sent by the Exchange Tele graph representative at Lausanne He reports the Gazette of that city states it has learned semiofficlally that Bulgarian delegates are in Swit zerland endeavoring to arrive at a basis for separate peace with the en tente representatives Ohio Democrats in Dry Movement Columbua Ohio April of the saloon in Ohio are elated over the action of the democrats in call Ing a state wide conference here to day to Indorse the prohibition move ment It Is the first time that eitha of the two leading parties has given official recognition to the dry movement It Is expected that a sim ilar conference of republicans II sympathy with the temperance cause will be held within mouths tha next few facing war but actually en gaged in war with the worlds greatest military power every person old and young should consider it a privilege and duty to attend and participate in the observance of LOYALTY DAY on Saturday Afternoon and Evening April 14 It is urgently requested that all stores and places of bus iness of whatever kind be closed at p in in order that there may be nothing to detract from the attend ance at the mass meeting at the armory Saturday even ing I also urge that in view of the closing of the stores in the evening that all employ ers of labor on that day dis miss their employes at least one hour earlier than the customary hour that they may have opportunity to make their purchases All patriotic and fraternal and other civic organizations are requested and urged to cooperate in every way with the committees in charge and to participate in the par ade to be held at p m Saturday Every and child in the city who Is call ed upon to in any way assist the committees rn charge should and it is hoped will take pleasure In helping to make Mason Citys Loyalty Day a success Let everyone laying all other duties or pleasures for the day aside work together to make Saturday April 14 the occasion of the greatest revival of patriotic feeling and loyalty that Mason City the State of Iowa or the west has ever seen Some fine examples in this regard have been set by other cities and towns Let Mason City make pledge of loyalty so spontan eous and enthusiastic that it will be remarked upon In far distant quarters of tho nation T A POTTER Mayor times Everyone seems glad that the date for the meeting has been determined and that arrangements are well un der way to give people an oppor tunity by attending to show that they are In full accord with the gov ernment and supporting it heart and soul and ready to make any sac rifice to bring success to American arms Round Triji Kates A good attendance from Clear Lake became certain yesterday when at the suggestion of S A Sirrine Clear Lakes member of the general com mittee John Siesseger superintend ent of the Mason City and Clear Lake railway advised the committee thai a round trip rate would be put in ef fect for the occasion The interurbnn will grant a round trip on the cur leaving Clear Lake at p so that persons who want to get over in time to see the parade can do so and again ou tlie car leav ing at p in Obtaining of the reduced rate tickets is contingent OB tickets being bought at the Clour Lake depot Tiie Clear Lake Grand Post the Veteran Drum Corps the Sons of Veterans and the Boy Scouts from that place have all been asked to at Take Crop Reserves Fit for Fodder for Use of Russian State London April Pctrograd dispatch to neuters says tho provi sional government has ordered all re serves of the 131G harvest of corn and cereals which are fit for fodder to be placeJ at the disposal of the state The entire reserves of the 1 1 harvest except what is required for seed and needs of the peasants has also been expropriated London April British captured early today two important positions in the enemys lines north oC imy Ridge niil are now astride of the river Soucliez it is officially an nounced A number of prisoners were taken Tlie weather conditions continue wet anil stormy Two Liermau coun ter uttuclcs on the Ridge wore broken up last night with heavy losses to the attackers French Gains Paris April an attack last night on the new front below St Quentin between Coney and Quincy Basse the French drove the Germans back to the southeastern edge of the upper Coucy forest capturing several important positions the war office announces la Champagne the Ger mans were ejected from trenches east of gupigncul Local Importance Copenhagen via London April battle of Arras according to the German pross Is an event of only local importance already Distilleries to Make Denatured Booze for Nation Chicago April offices of las E Pepper Distilling Co last night announced that the great dis tilling plant at Lexington would pro duce only denatured alcohol needed by tlie government for manufacturing high grade explosives Scores of oth er distilleries including those at Pe orla have announced similar action brought to a standstill and not af fecting in any degree the strategic situation It is interpreted as a v iarl of the plan of the AngloFrench oniinand foiled in its Intentions of lelivering a shattering blow on the Sonime front to pull up the new lindenburg line by an assault on ioth flanks at Solssons and Arras Both attempts already are des cribed as failures despite the re rettable losses in men and guns Hoover May Be Man to Control Supply of Food for Nation Washington April G Hoover former chairman of the Bel gium relief committee will soon re turn to the United States to act as tend asbouTesT re chairman of the new food board of served for them To Decorate Windows A committee of retail merchants Is making arrangements for the decora tion of all windows in the business district In a somewhat uniform man ner and Federal avenue will be a mass of red white and blue when Saturday comes If any man fails to properly decorate his place steps will be taken to find out why he so fail ed The Parade Plans for Lhe parade are not ma ture but it will he held in tho late afternoon or early evening and will be participated in by military patri otic and civic organizations including Grand Army Rons of Veterans Vet eran Drum Corys Boy Scouts fraler tornal orders that choose to take part and large representations from the foreign sections of the cily Oiitslrfu Interested Weekly newspapers In nearby towns published Wednesday and which had been received this morn Ing gave a full meed of publicity to the United States created by the na tional defense council A congressional measure to enable food control is probable XIIWS PKIXT MAKHHS AUK TODAY New York April Xewf Manufacturers association am sevajj of its executive committee were indlnted today by the federal gram jury charged with violating the Sher man antitrust law Iowa Guardsman Shot by Prowler at Des Moines Des Moines April 12 Des Moines had its first taste of war lata night when James Mooney a soldier was ambushed while guarding tht Great Western railroad bridge across the Coon river and was shot The bullet plowed through his left hand shuttering several bones He fired three shot at a skulking figure in the weeds near the bridge but that he doubts if ho injured his assailant as the pain of bis broken hund made his aim erratic Scouting Parties Out Lieut A R Baker Immediately sent several scouting parties out to round up any loiterers or suspicious characters that could be found near the bridge or in the Great Western yards Night Chief Kelly of the po lice department also sent patrolmen out to assist the soldiers Ed Murphy 57 years old of Dan berry and Charles OCalla han of Dos Moines who were found in the yards were arrested soon af ter the assault on Mooney and taken to the police station where they were held for investigation Shippers to Oppose Increase in Rates Chicago April general con ference of commercial and manufac turing Interests Is to be held In this city lomrrow to consider what action may be deemed advisable in regard to the petition rnccnlly filed by the railroads with the interstate com merce commission asking for a gen eral Increase in freight rates The shippers it is said wil lasw that their sldo of the question be heard by the commission before final action 13 taken TURKIC JHXKHATIOXS Greene April aro three generations represented in Chapter C C of P E O at this place Monday evening Miss Dorothy Cave who is attending college at Iowa City was initiated into the or der while home on her vacation and now represents the third generation Her mother Mrs V Cave was one of the charter members of this chap ter anil her grand mother Mrs J W Williams is also a member both of them being present at the initia tion of Miss Cava ;