Postville Herald in Postville, Iowa
2 Aug 1918

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2 Aug 1918

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Postville Herald (Newspaper) - August 2, 1918, Postville, Iowa The Postville Herald Postville Iowa. S. Insurance figures Are big great growth of army arid Navy shown by policies taken out. 3,000,000 men on books i feature of statement intended to quiet fears of beneficiaries is f that certificates not necessary to make policy effective. Washington july30.-some idea of the growth of the military forces of the United states can be gained from figures made Public by the Bureau of War risk insurance which show unit almost 3,000,000 soldiers Ulm sailors have applied for government insurance totalling More than j2r ,00 ,000,000. Secretary Mcadoo announced that tie number of applications exceeded 2,0541600 for a grand total of $23,1-18,- 318,000. In the inst four Days under rapid lire methods of writing insurance upwards of $1,000,000,000 has been written. The total for july will lie close to $4,000,000,000. The maximum policy under the Law is for $10,000. The average amount of insurance applied for per Man has steadily increased during the last four months and is now about a 00. of War risk insurance it is stated now has More insurance in Force by $3,000,000,000 than the Ordinary life insurance companies of the United stares combined. One feature of the statement intended to quiet the fears of beneficiaries reads As follows persons who have been named As beneficiaries under the War risk insurance but have not yet received their insurance certificates Are reminded that these certificates Are not essential to make the insurance Protection effective. The certificate is merely evidence of the existence of the contract of insurance and forms no part thereof. No apprehension should be Felt by persons who have hot yet received their certificates. They Are being sent Forward at rapidly As German crops Are Short reports of food products reaching America show the Kaiser s troubles varied. Washington tidy 10.-the Kaiser s troubles Are not confined to Hie Sois sons Keims sector 11s shown by reports of fond crops in Germany reaching american officials. In the South and West of Germany favourable conditions prevail. In Middle Germany however and especially in Muehlenburg and i ome Raula the dry weather has damaged or destroyed the vegetable crops and importations of foodstuffs from other parts of the Empire already have been found necessary. To complicate the situation in the drought Ridden areas plagues of insects have attacked and All but destroyed the potato crop. The cabbage crop similarly Lias suffered heavily. Entire Iowa family killed trolley car hits automobile four Miles South of Waterloo one other injured. Waterloo in., july 30.-four persons were killed and one injured in a collision Between an interurban car and an Nuto Mobile four Miles South of Here. The dead Are Milton t. Irown sirs. Milton t. Brown Irene Brown Clifford. And Edith Bur Lett. The entire Brown family was wiped out by the Accident which was due to the fact that the View was shut off by a clump of. Tree 80,000 men train at Grant sold Leri now at the Rockford Camp represent the third increment a sent there. Camp Grant 111., july 30.-More than 80,000 soldiers have been trained at Camp Grant during the past year. Tort of them Are fighting in France while others Are completing their military education at other Camps. A the soldiers at Camp Grant now represent the third increment sent Here. A by air Cadet killed in Texas. Fort Worth tex., july 80,-Fred c. Campbell jr., flying Cadet whose Home is in us Conle kan., was killed Here this morning when his plane dropped into a tall spin at n Low Altitude. He was Twenty years of age. His father lives at Browning Mont. Liner fires on a boat. An Atlantic port july 30.-passengers,on u British liner arriving Here said that last Friday their ship Grove Battle to a German tub omit 750 Miles it Tho now Jersey const and saturday night fired three shots at another. May take Over Oil. Washington july 30.-Complete Ovorn Menual supervision and control of Tho Oil int Hastry from the Well to the consumer is foreshadowed by Mark l. To Lequin head of the Eubus open to c a Strong Force of English and scots troops Down from the North and they quietly slipped around South of the Marne toward reims. At the appointed time these seasoned fighters lilt the German lines Southwest of the Cathedral City a mighty blow. In the succeeding Days acting As the East Arm of the pincers they pushed Forward into the salient from the Mountain of reims toward Ville in Tarde nols and fishes. Their Progress was slower than that of the Franco americans on the West for the country in which they were fighting was much More difficult. East of reims the French and italian held their own and even made some Advance though the plan did not Call for a drive by them. A when Foch s offensive was a week old it appeared probable that Luden Dorff would attempt to make at least a temporary stand on the half Circle running from Soissons through the outskirts of Mulchy below Fere in tar Denolis and across toward the Mountain of reims. Competent observers believed his troops were too disorganized to hold this line for Long and that he would be forced to of nil Back to the Vesle River which runs almost due West from reims joining the Aisne near Soissons. The main efforts of general von Boehm the immediate commander of the germans in the salient were directed to keeping open the roads of Retreat. He was Given the assistance not Only of most of the Crown Prince s reserves but also of nine divisions from the army of Crown Prince Ruprecht of Bavaria. Already he was having great difficulty in feeding the men he had there and the additions did Little but stiffen his resistance and add to his commissary troubles. At the time of writing the full scope of general Foch s plans is not revealed. He has the initiative and inv elect to continue the offensive with nil his strength in. The Effort to drive the huns beyond the Aisne and is much farther As they can be forced or he May find it prudent to hold them at the Vesle and await the arrival of More americans. It is a noteworthy fact that 70 per cent of the Allied troops engaged in the present Battle Are French. A considerable portion of the Rem older Are British and italians. If so much can be done with so comparatively Small a Force of americans taking part ask observers what will happen to the huns when n million americans Are in the fighting line and another million at least waiting their turn for Netlon and this state of affairs will be reached by october it is predicted. Paris and London Are loud in their Praise of the Quality and behaviour of Tho americans in Hie alone Marne Battle and the newspapers there relate Many instances of their bravery coolness and determination. They Are admittedly As Fine troops is Ever were seen and even the least experienced of them have no idea of anything but winning every fight they go into. Their marksmanship both with the Rifle and with larger weapons is remarkable their doggedness is tempered with an unquenchable humor and their stamina is such that at times bodies of them fought for Many hours without food or drink declining to halt their Advance to let the commissary catch up with them. These splendid troops with their Gallant and competent officers have done their full part in stopping the German offensive and converting it into in Allied offensive and if they Are now called on to Stop and Awalt Tho arrival of More of their countrymen rest satisfied patient and proud. The american casualty lists will be longer and longer each Day for n time but the bereaved ones May Well take example by the proud unto Epling grief with which colonel Roosevelt received the news of the. Death of his Gall it son Quentin.  in Flinders to hts British carried out a important operation that resulted in the capture of Heieren they have been devoting themselves to preparing for the new offensive which according to the logic of the situation Linden Dorff must undertake and which according to military expert probably will to directed against some part of the line held by the British such an offensive would be largely to influence Germany and direct attention away from the Crown Prince s disastrous attempt on the Marne. General Foch has not had to Call into action the bulk of his reserves. In the midst of the biggest Battle he found time to order a Swift and fierce attack by the French along the avre in the month idler sector. The positions aimed at were feebly held by tired troops that did not expect an attack and the objectives were gained within it few hours Large numbers of prisoners being taken  a Rome received the information from some source that the austrians were preparing a triple offensive against Italy. This according to the Story is to consist of a great land attack on the Nave River line a naval attack on Italy s Adriatic coast and an extensive counter attack in Albania. The italian commanders have no doubt of their ability to repulse any or All of these attacks. In Albania their forces with the French have kept moving Forward and Are now in very Strong positions. The threat of a serious naval operation by Austria seems most foolish of All. By president Wilson completed his pronouncement of plans for the participation of the United states in the russian expedition and was awaiting Only the reply of Japan to the american proposals. It had been thought Japan had agreed to these but dispatches from Tokyo told of an exciting controversy Over them two influential groups strongly opposing intervention. Moscow advices said general mobilization of the russian army meaning the bolshevik had begun but this did not worry the Allied statesmen. The plans of the British americans and French for the Protection of the Mur Man Region against the germans and finns Are believed to be All settled. The people will be fed and their internal affairs will not be interfered with by the expedition that will be sent. General Horvath provisional ruler of Siberia is co operating with the Czecho slovaks and matters look More promising in that country. Conditions in the urn one grow More unsettled daily and now the germans and austrians Are called on to face n great uprising in Roumania where the people Are disgusted with the peace with the Central Powers and with the treatment they Are receiving. Probably half n million teutonic troops Are tied up in these two countries which helps some. Ibb the Atlantic Seaboard was amazed rather than alarmed by the sudden appearance of a Large German submarine close to Cape cod. The vessel attacked a tug and Sank the three Stone Laden in Fries it was towing using up two torpedoes and a lot of ammunition in this footless operation. Other a Boate bagged bigger game when they Sank the British transport Justicia 32.234 Gross tons off the Irish coast. The transport which was Westward bound after carrying 10,000 american soldiers to Europe was attn eked by a Fleet of six or eight submarines and fought them for ten hours. Of her Crew of some 600 Only ten were killed. A a. So foolish is scarcely to Merit mention is the latest list of German Pence terms which it is said will be offered through Spain. They disown any desire for annexations or indemnities on the West front but would leave Belgium the Balkans and the self determination of Peoples for the peace conference to Settle the peace treaties with Roumania and Russia not to be questioned and All Germany s colonies to be restored. Also the seas Are to be free and Gibraltar and Tho sue canal defences dismantled. The British government is having trouble with Tho pacifists who have permeated All the War material factories and last week caused strikes of thousands of munition workers. The Cabinet decided it was reported that if the strike continued the strikers of military age would to drafted immediately into the army. I finally authentic word of the death of a the former car came out of Russia. He wbb ordered shot by a local bolshevik official because of counterrevolutionary plots and his son is said to have died of exposure a few Days later. Son would top lynchings president appeals to All americans to end disgrace Ful evil.". Nation s Honor at stake chief executive declares that men who countenance mob Rule Are emulating example of Germany. Washington july 29.-president Wilson placed Lyncher squarely on the Side of Germany. In a stirring denunciation of mob Rule and a plea to All americans to make an end of this disgraceful evil he declared that any Man who even so much As countenanced mob action is n betrayer of american democracy and adopts the standards of the enemies of his country whom lie affects to the president s statement addressed to my fellow countrymen was inspired by the numerous lynchings of which suspected pro germans were the victims. It is understood however that Thelyn Liing of Robert b. Praeger at Coll Luskville 111., last april was responsible More than any other for the president s Appeal today. The text of the president s statement follows my fellow countrymen i take the Liberty of addressing you upon a subject which so vitally affects the Honor of the nation and the very character and integrity of our institutions that i Trust you will think Ine justified in speaking very plainly about it. I allude to the mob spirit which has recently Here and there very frequently shown its head amongst us not in any single Region but in Many and widely separated parts of the country. There have been Ninny lynchings and every one of them has been a blow at the heart of ordered Law and humane Justice. S no Man who loves America no Man who really cares for her Fame and Honor Ami character or who is truly Loyal to her institutions can justify mob action while the courts of Justice Are open and the governments of the states and the nation Are ready and Able to do their duty. We Are it this very moment lighting Lawless passion. Germany has outlawed herself among the nations because she has disregarded the sacred obligations of la a. We proudly claim to be the champions of democracy. If we really Are indeed and in truth let us see to1 it that we do not discredit our own. I say plainly that every american who takes part in the action of a mob or gives it any sort of countenance is no True Sou of this great democracy but its betrayer and does More to discredit her by that single disloyalty to her standards of Law and of right than the words of her statesman or the sacrifices of her heu Oil boys in the trendiest can do to make suffering Peoples believe her to be their Savior. How shall we commend democracy to the acceptance of other Peoples if we disgrace our own by proving that it is after nil no Protection to the weak every mob contributes to German lies about the United states. I therefore very earnestly and solemnly beg that the governors of nil the states the Law officers of every Community and above All the men and women of every Community 111 the United states All who Revere America Aud Wisla her name without stain or reproach will co operate not passively merely but actively Aud watch fully to make an end of this disgraceful evil it cannot live where the Community does not countenance it. I have called upon the nation to put its great Energy into this War and it Lias responded responded with a spirit and a Genius for action that has thrilled the world. I now Call upon it upon its men and women everywhere to be to it that its Laws Are kept inviolate its Fame untarnished. Let us show our utter contempt things that have made tills War hideous among the wars of history by showing How those who love Liberty and right flu Justice and Are willing to Lay Down their lives for them upon foreign Fields stand ready also to illustrate to All Mankind their loyalty to the things it Home which they wish to see established everywhere As n Blessing and a Protection to the Peoples who have never known the privilege of Liberty and self government. I can never accept any Man As a Champion of Liberty either for ourselves or for Tho world who does not reverence and obey the Laws of our own beloved land whose Laws we ourselves have made. He has adopted the standards of the enemies of his country whom he affects to despise signed Woodrow a to Stop shipping steel. Philadelphia july 27.-prohibition of nil steel shipments to foreign countries is the first step planned by the emergency Fleet corporation to make possible the completion of 10,000,000 tons of ships yearly from our Yards. Stettinius to tour front Paris july 27.-Edward it. Stettinius second assistant Secretary of War of the United states who is now in purls will Tako part in the inter Allied munition Council. Afterwards he will make a tour of the Amerl Cna front gives new lease of life overcoat of stucco recommended for the rejuvenation of building somewhat out of Date go through All the streets of the City crying new lamps for old new lamps for old " is one of the striking lines in n successful musical comedy that recently visited Cleveland. We would paraphrase this line by saying go through All the streets of the City crying new Homes for old new Homes for old " How can this be done you ask. By Over coating old houses Willi stucco is our answer. There Are hundreds of Frame or wooden houses in Cleveland that Are built in the style of architecture that prevailed about fifteen or Twenty years ago. These houses Are substantial and solid but out of Date in appearance. By a Little alteration widening the porches enlarging one Story Bay windows and is and eliminating Gingerbread and giving the whole an Over coating of stucco you get a House As Good As new and in fact in some particulars better. The advantages of this plan apply not Only to the House improved As a. Single residence making it More attractive architecturally and covering it with a Waterproof and fire resisting exterior but it also applies in cases where it is desired to convert an old single House into a double or four family. A Small additional investment a will convert what is now a rather homely and dilapidated single residence into a very attractive Money making Plain dealer. Use for old Gas lamps abandoned poles converted into hanging gardens by Beauty Loving Cincinnati Man. Out on Blair Avenue in a residential Section of Cincinnati a Flower Lover and a Happy inspiration. There had been a change made in the Street lamps used. The older style Gas lamps were old Gas lamp filled with flowering plants in a Cincinnati Street. Discarded the Glass globes were removed und Only the old poles and the lamp frames were left Good enough thought the Flower Lover. Down in his cellar there was some old window screening. It was the a work of a moment to rip the screen. Itself from the Frame take the family ladder to the sidewalk and wrap and Bend the screen to the prongs of the lamp Frame. Soil from the Yard seed from the War Garden water when needed and to in a very Short time Ench lamp Post had its hanging Garden. Popular science monthly. Beauty in Well kept Lawn. A Fine stretch of Lawn is in itself a most satisfying picture. The artist planter frames it with Trees shrubs vines and puts in a few Bright touched of color with Flowers. Perhaps on one Side stands the House still but an incidental or Small part of the picture but of course the More important one and to which nil others must Bow. But the Garden picture still persists and is not marred thereby. Forced Sites unsatisfactory. A building site May command a truly magnificent command of View in. All directions and yet be so void of landscape possibilities and so difficult of approach As to place it beyond consideration for it could never be made Homelike. No forced site will satisfy the owner or observer who knows. Lemon purifies water. Carry Lemons on your trips and jaunts into the country if you Are suspicious of the purity of the drinking water. The juice of a Lemon squeezed into a Glass of water will purify Tho water and make it Safe for drinking. His Hope. A. " i see that Gorman submarines a operating off the new Jersey coast yes i Mosquito Fleet gets after 64 34?4

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