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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 14, 1917, Mason City, Iowa VOL XXIV 4 OCLOCK EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 14 1917 British Claim Occupation of Considerable Front Near St Yves ENTENTE FORCES LAND IN GREECE Violent Bombardment of Some French Positions Is Only German Activity London sec tions Uf the German front between the Lys and St Yves have been abandoned by the Germans Is Is of ficially announced The British fol lowed the retreating Germans closely making considarable progress east of Ploegsteert wood The German line In Belgium Is crumbling under the British offens ive of In the announcement by London of a Ger man retreat on a two mile front south west of Warneton After wiping out the MesslnesWytscBaete salient In the crushing attack last week Gen Pliimer continued attacking the Ger mans from time to time east of Mes sines and gamed additional ground there Further south the British also have exerted pressure upon General Von 1 Arnlms lines Having lost the last of the commanding artillery and ob servation positions in thta region when ridge fell to the the Germans finding the pressureat some points beyond their ability to meet In Greece the entente Is making good Its grip upon the situation JleiivyBombardment Paris June vio lently bombarded the French posi tions at points but there engagements dur ing night Teporied In todays of Jflcial announcement t w Ne W Cominanxler r via London June former chief of staff has to succeed General Gurkc in command of the armies on the western front Luml in Greece Athens London June The entente forces are landing at Pirseiis atid of the troops are occupying the heights near Phalerum Bay while others are marching to Athens The entente troops were landed probably to preserve order and give support to the new government Piraeusla the port of Athens five jnies from that city Entente troops have also landed for the purpose of safeguarding the ripening crops of Thessaly The French war office occupation of the Important railroad town of Lar issa 130 miles northnest of Athens by French cavalry Allies toKeep Tab on Greek King and His Late Advisers Juno dispatch tp the Mail from Syra Greece says the prorGermah leaders and former min isters willprobably be sent to some place where they will be under allied supervision Former Premier Goun aris and General Dousmalnls chief of the general staff are among those mentioned Leaves Today Athens via London June Former King Constantino left today on a British warship He was accompanied by the queen the crown members of his family Pains Kaiser The Hague Lon don June Cologne dispatch says the news of King Cpntantines abdication created a painful impres sion at the German headquarters The emperor expressed great chagrin and Bent his brotherinlaw and Queen Sophia a message of sympa thy House War Revenue Bill Is Pared Down More by the Senate Washington June house tax bill was decreased about more today by the senate finance committee in deciding to re duce the manufacturers tax on ath letic goods patent medicines per fumeries and cosmetics from five to two per cant Zeppelin Bagged By British Navy London June 14 The Zeppelin L43 haa boon destroyed over the Nprth Sea by naval forces Chancellor Bonur Laijr jannounoed In tho house of commons f The v or tho ZejpeUu wore seen PRICE SCENTS Pershing Given a Continuous Ovatin Everywhere He Makes Appearance CAVALRYMEN ARE GIVEN GREETINGS French Soldiers on Leave Wax Excited Over Men of Headquarters Detail Paris June first day spent in Paris by Major General Pershing was a continuous succes sion of enthusiastic popular demon strations given wherever the Ameri can commander made an appearance Great throngs filled thePalace de la Concorde early in the day hoping to catch of the American Hundreds of French soldiers on leave from the front mingled in tha and gave hearty greetings to the troopers of the second cavalry who accompanied General Pershing A large American flag waved over the Generals hotel and everywhere the French and American colors are intertwined More of Injured in London Raid Die in Hospitals June number of persons injured in yesterdays air raid on London died during the nSght Firemen and ambulance workers physicians assisted by the police were engaged through the night in a search for the bodies of victims Many Killed When Sugar Plant Made r Runts By Explosion New York June persons were unaccounted for today when the search was begun of the ruins of the seven story mixing build ing of the American Sugar Refining Companys plant in Brooklyn which was ripped apart late iast nightby an explosion It Is believed that half of theseare foreigners who escaped and fled to their homes After a search of the ruins the opinion was expressed the deaths may not exceed ten and the loss one mill ion Japanese Are to Send Mission Here Washington June will send a mission to the United Statea The mission will have broad powers especially in diplomatic consultation It is expected to leave Japan during the first part of July The mission Ia regarded as offer ing an unparalleled opportunity for a closer understanding between the United States and Japan through full discussion of the many complex ques tions of the unsettled far east Cre ating a new community of interest be tween the United States Japan and China will be gone into fully The far eastla in a state such as seldom has prevailed before and the read justments about to take place occa sion only leas interest here than those in Europe x Russians Decide to Let Former Emperor Have Right to Vote Petrograd via London June After a prolonged debate in the coun cil which Is now sitting for the pur pose of drawing up ruVs governing elections to the constituent assembly and considering eligibility of voters It was decided to allow Nicholas Ro monoff the former emperor and members of the former imperial fam ily the privilege of voting A majority ofspeakers argued that to deprive Nicholas of the franchise would be construed as an act of political re venge and since the Romanoff fam ily had abdicated of Its own will it would be unfair to withhold the right of voting Frank Dunn Placed Beforejury Today St Paul June J Dunn charged with Instigating hia wifes murder was placed on trial today At lease sixty witnesses will probably testify The selection of a jury probably will occupy the first two days Minneapolis June RedenbauKh confessed slayer of Alice McQuillan Dunn of St recently jwas sentenc ed to life imprisonment for that crime testifying here today in the trial of Frank Mccool charged with the murdei of Patrolman Connery and not McCool killed tliotpollceman The two men weie when the patrolman was murdred after arresting them No 181 Pres Wilson Warns Against German Intrigue of Peace in Stirring Patriotic Talk Today T47ASHINGTON June Wilson warned rr g people in a address on the Germany tO7 I T l Part ber im ian ofi jiiKi is negotiating a new in assigned to end the cal K g bmad the president declared have i great lt of German military power and politi Much Peace Talk Peace peace peace has been the talk of her foreign o S Sk fcT r said the president AH tie ThmuS r but of it hasten priv sorTrof Snif Jt has come to and in sorts of guises The military masters under whom Ger 1 Tr clearly what fa them If they can secure peace now with the immense advantages still in their hands whichthey have s fer0 they have Jl A have by what they promised to gain by Recites Aggressions Text of Speech Citizens We meet to celebrate Flag Day hich heemUe an unwc wesen is the emblem of our umty our power our thought and pur frT haSn0t that which Ir fl generatlon f generation The choices are I m Sllence above the host8 that exe cute those chores whether in peace or in war And yet though sxlent It speaks to usspeaks to us of the past of Ae men and women who went before us and of the recbrds the f lebrte the day df its birth and fiS its birth until a great history has float ed I on the symbol of great events of a great plan of life We are about to carry t into battle to lift it will draw the fire of our enemies We are about to bid thousands hundreds of thousands it may be millions of our men the young the strong the capable men or the nation togo forth and die beneath it on fields of blood tar for what Eor aome unaccustomed thing for some thing tor which it has never sought the fire before American armies were never before sent across the seas Why are they sent For some new purpose for which this great flag has never been carried before or for some old familiar he roic purposes for which it has seen men its own men die on every battlefield upon which Americans have borne arms since the revolution These are questions whichmust be answered We are Americans We in our turn must serve America and can serve her with no private purpose We must use her flag as she al ways used it We are accountable at the bar of history and must plead in utter frankness what purpose it is we seek to serve It is plain enough how we were forced into the war The extraordinary insults and aggressions of the imperial German government left us no selfrespecting choice but to take up arms in defense of our rights as a free people andof our honor as a sovereign government The military masters of Germany denied us the right to be neutral They filled our unsuspect ing communities with vicious spies and conspirators and they sought tojcorrupt the opinion of our people in their own be half When they found that they could not do that their agents diligently spread sedition amongst us and sought to draw our own citizens from their allegiance and some of those agents were men connected with the official embassy of the German government itself here in our capital They sought by violence to destroy our industries and arrest our commerce They tried to incite Mexico to take up arms against us and tp draw Japan into a hostile alliance with and that not by indirection but by the direct suggestion from the foreign office in Berlin They impudently denied us the use of the high seas and repeatedly executed their threat that they would send to their d0ath any of our people who ven tured to approach the coasts of Europe And many of our people were corrupted Men began to look upon their own neighbors with suspicion and to wonder in their hot resent ment and surprise whether there was any community in which hostile intrigue did not lurk What great nation in such cir cumstances would not have taken up arms As much as we had desired peace it was denied us and not of our own choice This flag under which we serve would have been dis honored had ywe withheld our hand But that is only part of the story We know now as clearly as we knew before we were ourselves engaged that we are not the enemlds ot the German people and that they are not our enemies They did not originate or deslre this hideous war or wish that we should be drawn into it and we are vaguely conscious that we are fighting their cause aa they will some day see aa well as our own They are them selves in the grip of the same sinister power now at last stretched Its ugly talons out and drawn blood from us The whole world la at war because the whole world ia in the grip of that power and is trying out the great battle which shall deter mine whether it Is to be brought un der its mastery or fling itsalf free The war was begun by the mili tary masters of Germany who proved to be also the masters of Austria Hungary These men have never re garded nations as peoples men wo men and children of like blood and frame as themselves for whom gov ernments existed and in whom gov ernments had their life They have regarded them merely as serviceable organizations which they could by force or intrigue send or corrupt to their own purpose They have re garded the smaller states lii particu lar and the peoples who could bo ov erwhelmed by force as their natural tools and instruments of domination Their purpose has long been avowed Statesmen of other nations to whom that purpose was Incredible paid little attention regarded what tier man professors expounded In their class rooms and German writers sot forth to the world as the goal of Gar tnan policy as rather the dream minds detached from practical af fairs as preposterous private con ceptions of German destiny that aa tho actual plans of responsible rulera but the rulers of Germany themselves knew all the while that concrete what well advanced Intrigues lay back of what the professors and tho and were ilaa to go fill ing the thrones of Balkan states with German princes putting German of ficers at the service of Turkey to drill her armies and take Interest with her government developing plans of sedition and rebellion in India and Egypt setting thdiv fires in The demands made by Austria upon Serbia were a mere single step in a plan which compassed Europe and Asia from Berlin to Bagdad They hoped those demands might not arouse Europe but they meant to press them whether they did or not for they thought themselves ready for the final issue of arms A Gorman Beit Their plan was to throw a broad belt of German military power and political control across the very cen ter of Europe and beyond the Medi terranean Into the heart of Asia and Indeed was to be come part of the central German em pire absorbed and dominated by the same forces and Influences that had Its heart at Berlin It could have had a heart nowhere It rejected the idea of solidarity of race entirely The choice of peoples played no part in it at all It contem plated binding together racial and political units which could be kept together only by Mac yars Croats Serbs Roumanians I Turks proud states iof Bohemia and Hungary the stout j little commonwealths of the Balkana I the Indomitable Turks the subtile 1 peoples of the east These peoples did not wish to be united They ar dently desired to direct their own af fairs would be aatisfied only by ua dlsputed independence They couM be kept quiet only by the presence or the constant threat of armed men They would live under a common power only by sheer compulsion and await the day of revolution But the German military statesmen had recli oned with all that and were ready to deal with It in their own way Is Canled Out And they hava actually carried the greater part of that amazing plan into Look how things stand Aiistrla Is at their mercy It has acted not upon its own initiative or upon the choice ofits own people but at Berlins dictation ever since tho war began Its people now desire peace but cannot have it until leave is granted from Berlin Tho socall ed Central powers are In fact but a single power Serbia Is at its mercy should its hands be but for a moment freed Bulgaria has consented to its will and Roumania ia overrun The Turkish armies which Germans trained are serving Germany cer tainly not tlvemselves and the guns of German warships lying in the har bor at Constantinople remind Tur kish statesmen every day that they have no choice but to take their or ders from Berlin From Hamburg to the Persian gulf the net Is spread German Motive Is It not easy to understand tho for peace that has been manifested from Berlin over since the snaro was set and sprung Peace peace peace has been the talk of her foreign office for now a year and more not peace upon her own Initia but upon tho Initiative of Uvo nations over which she now deems herselfto hold Alit DM WITH LOCAL ELKS AS LEADERS Strong Program of Speeches Arranged By Committee For This Afternoon NATIONAL GUARDS AND SCOUTS HELP Occasion Is Anniversary of the Adoption of the Flag By United States On account of the cold weather and high wind the Flag day program was held at the armory this afternoon under the auspices of the Elks The idea oil the parade was aban doned late this morning One hundred and forty years ago today the stars and stripes were adopted as the flag of the United States and the emblem of liberty Drum Up Oowl The parade having been given up the band visited every block In the business district and played a few selections In order to get out a crowd for tho Flag Day program Rev Wm Mlnohin opened the af ternoon program with an invocation which was followed by America by the chorus The band played The Star Spangled Banner which waa followed by the speaking J A Senneff spoke forcefully on the question of the Liberty bonds explaining their object and the need of subscription for them Hon E G Dunn used the home as the subject of his discourse stating his views la his usual able manner Rev A W Tandy pronounced the benediction The Mag Attorney Earl Smith the first speaker on tho program used as his subject The In the following Mr Smith tells of the significance of the stars and stripes in avery able manner Jit on the 14th Oay 1777 when the federal congress adopted the stars and stripes as tho national ensign although the observ aiiceof Flag day did not become a na tional custom until after The first flag was formed by the deft fingers of Betsy Ross a Phila delphia woman who hnd only a short time before been widowed by an Eng lish bullet The same design ot the Betsy Ross flag with only a few minor changes has since flown to the breeze as our national emblem This starry banner Is not a mere rag It is a representative of the sov ereignty and Ideals of a great na tion It rodo at the head of Wash ington and his band oE embattled farmers durlne the Revolution It flew from the masthead of Perrys flagship In tha war of 1812 It was again carried in the vanguard of the mighty hosts that went forth In 1861 to carry the blessings of liberty to the southland nd cement forever tho union of the states When In foreign lands a citizen the United States can look upon the stars and stripes and feel secure which Is a great reward of American citizenship The flag has floated upon the breeze without a stain on its colors and may It not fal Ito our misfortune to over witness its disgrace Honor our flag whereverit may be Whan it passes down the street at the head of column remove your hats for sovereignty Is passing by When it beckons you to service re spond with enthusiasm for It Is a privilege to follow where It leada Whenever our nations flag is as saulted or tho honor of our country Is Impugned all patriotic citizens should be willing to fly to its defense and if such is the spirit of America the blood of our fathers and the tears of our mothers were not shed in Our Anny and Our Army and Navy1 was dis cussed by Attorney J E Williams MrWIlllamsBtated in my opinion the army Is at a point of Inefficiency and is below the standard at which it should be at this time of war with the worlds greatest military ma chine Germany The navy has risen In the last few months to a state of efficiency never before experienced by the navy of tho United States Our navy at tho present tinio is being of great material assistance to the British fleets and shall continue to be such throughout tha continu ance the The conscription act said Mr WillUmu Is one of the fairest things that has been done at a time ot war In The conscription act equalizes the responsibility of the raising of a great army It places ev ery parson on an equtil baais with the other rich and poor alike it makes no choice of personality and lias no favorites Under the present conditions and leadership tho army is fast coming to a state ofrefflciency and it will only be a until the people of all country from the farms offices and other places whore people carry on the tradoof tha world will lie amassed in vast armies which will lie point of nnnnn a 000 000 It is announced no more figures wll be glven Q M the total subscription figures ate as sembled after tho books close tomor row noon Avo SUM Short Washington June 14 Befor noon tomorrow when the LiberW loan subscription period closes a sum probably between arid must be subscribed to raise the loan to the 000 murk The figures show with the ex ception of New York tho subscriptions have fallen thirty por S mlnlmum Continued on LIBERTY SILL Huge Sum Must Still Be Sub sribed to Make Issue Sue cess by Friday ALL CITIES BUT NEW YORK BEHINB Country Generally Said to Be Thirty Per Cent Under Minimum Quota Washington June Subscript tlons to the Liberty Loan reported Small applications for Libeity Bonds have been rolling into tha banks yesterday and today and it ia apparent during this the last week of the bond sale campaign with but one more day before subscrip tions close Mason City people espa eially those of small means hava awakened to the fact that Uncle Sam wants to borrow their dollars Large number of subscrlnttons are reported by all local the fig ures on the totals of applications ranging rom a0 to for yesterday and thla morning Indications aie that ther0 will bo a rush ot hn fitness in ths bsji1 tomortow Scoifts Ho Gocxl Work The full viUiio of the work baing done by the Boy Scouts in their House to houHo canvass ot the city is now becoming apparent and their work has been the nwans ot calling tho bonds to the attention of many men and woman who have not sub scribed who otherwise might not hars ne so The result at their work is ot course largely cumulative and no accurate figure ou how many sub scriptions they weer actually respon s me for can not be ascertained un til after the subscriptions close and even then there will be many sub scriptions due to their efforts for which they may not proper ci cdi t r ti I1 Boy Scouts Sell 30 Liberty Bonds Applications for more than thirty Liberty Loan bonds had been receiv ed by the Boy Scouts when they com pleted their first days work last night same boyn are re turning over the territory which was covered yesterday and aro collecting the application blanks which were signed by the residents of the city These applications will be return ed to J Hoyce Brown and later turn ed over to the bank which named on the blank Each Scout who Insures the sale of ten bonds will be given a service medal by the United States govern ment Greone June Knlglits of Pythias of Boone have shown the right spirit They have voted to pur chase Liberty bonds amounting to 500 and have subscribed 25 to the Army Y M C A fund and 15 to the Hod Cross society They have also passed a resolution to the effect that lodge dues will be refunded to any member who Is call od to the colors while in tho ser vice Sixteen Applications for Bonds Brought in By One Plant Foreman The champion volunteer Liberty Bond Salesman of Mason City IB John Jones foreman of the egg de Piirtmiiiil at the Hlgley plant accord ing to City National Bank officials Tones caino to the bank yesterday to make nn on his own ac count saw that the terras were easy and tliHignt other men of his ac quaintance ought to be interested He look a handful of application cut with him and an hour or so later after nanUng hours asked to be irt mitted to the bank on tho nations He brought with him eight more applications from the oth er employes ofthe department and got another supply of cards This morning he wiis on hand with eight moro applications making tbir tythcee all told that he had brought in of It is believed that tlila is the Ifaat record made by any one man In number of applica tions in1 length of time at least tho bnhks ;