The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 28, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 4, 1918 Page: 2 of 10

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RIOTS IN KANSAS 'senate deplores war oeuy
Both Democrats and Republicans Ar
Greatly Concerned Over America's
Poor Showing in France.
Two Men Were Wounded and
veral Laundries Suf
Damage From Mobs,
Washington, March 27.—Another
o . , , i_:__ c.| storm of criticism of America's war
Several Laundries Suffer efforts broke in the Senate today.
1 Democrats anil Republicans, concern-
ed over the German drive against
I France and spurred by statement* of
Major General Leonard Wood before
the military committee yesterday i>n
inefficiencies of American prepara-
tion, joined in deploring the shortage
Police Force Proved Inadequate to [ of ships, airplanes and artillery.
Control Large Crowds of Strikers
and Sympathizers.
Senator Thomas of Colorado, Demo-
crat, opened the debate with an at-
tack on th" fuel administration, which
Kansas City, March 28—Riots, mark- he asserted was curtailing production,
ing the first day of the city-wide sym- Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, Ito-
pathy strike called by labor organizers publican, referred to what he called a
in an effort to force Kansas City laun- wasted year and declared that the
dry owners to recognize organized la- truth should be told the American peo
bor, resulted in the partial destmc- pie about the war situation.
tloii of nine laundry buildings, the After spending $840,000,0(10 on tlio
serious wounding of two strikers and aviation program, ho declared, "we
the arrest of six special guards in the have not a lighting plane in France,"
building occupied by the Globe Laun- General Pershing's men are without
dry Company, 912 East Fifteenth American artillery and only two Amer-
street. The monetary loss was esti- lean ships have been turned out by
mated at more than ?75,000. the shipping board.
Militia Is Called Out. Senator New of Indiana, Republican,
The Seventh regiment, Missouri na- said although the original aviation
lonal guard, was called out to protect I program called for delivery of 12.000
tional „ , . ,
property shortly after 1 o'clock this airplanes Jul*
morning, when a mob of strikers at-
tacked McCUntock's restaurant at
Twelfth and Walnut streets, demolish-
ing the front of the building.
At 2 o'clock It was said the guard
had been mobilized and could be ex-
pected momentarily in the downtown
It was the second raid on the place
within an hour and took place while
Mayor Edwards, II. R. Ennis of the
welfare board and Ilruce Forrester,
president of the Employers' Associa-
tion. were in the cafe. Ennis was cut
slight* by flying Bl««. eglllllnteil f()r silvery July 1-
Ma.vor Kdwards lirst called < oioni i i
R. Bryson Joiiob, commander of the
1, only thirty-seven
will be dedlivered under present esti-
When he repeated General Wood's
! statement that German aviators fly
at times over the American trenches
In France, Senator Johnson of Cali-
fornia interrupted to say:
I "There is just one way to correct
this outrage on American youth, and
| that is through 'pitiless publicity'."
Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska, <
| Democrat of the military committee
said the aviation program is at least
ninety days behind, under new cur-
1 tailed estimates. The number of air-
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This mup shows that part of the British lines In the region of Cauibrai.
where the Germans made their fiercest attacks In opening their new offensive.
Their apparent Intention was to drive wedges on both sides of the Caiubral
"ridiculously small," he said -is about
one-tenth of that originally planned.
This situation was characterized by
Senator Poindexter of Washington,
Republican, as "a scandal to the en-
tiro world."
Seventh regiment, asking for 100 men.
Colonel Jones offered to send them,
but first wanted the approval ol' Ad-
jutant General Clark at Jefferson City.
Mayor Edwards conferred with him
and later with Governor Gardner by
telephone. The governor told Mayor
Edwards he was acting entirely with-
in his power as mayor and that he
approved of the calling out of the
Adjutant General Clark will reach
Kansas City at 11:30 o'clock this morn-
ing to take charge of the situation.
"I will go to any lengths, rather than
have Kansas City continue to be dis-
graced further by such rioting as we
Mayor by Mexican bandits on the Nevlll
Four Mexicans Were Killed and an
American Boy Shot Near
the Border.
Marfa, Tex., March 27.—Glenn Ne-
vlll, 18 years old, was shot seven
times and two Mexican men and one
Mexican woman were killed in a raid
have had today and tonight,"
Edwards Is quoted as saying early this I
Naval Architect Tells Senate Commit-
tee of Hog Island Estimates—
May Go Still Higher.
Washington, March 28. Total cost
to the government for constructing
the shipyard at llog Island, Pa., where
120 fabricated steel ships are to be
built under the agency contract plan,
will be between :ir> million and to mil-
lion dollars, the Senate commerce
committee was told today by John R.
Freeman of Providence, It. I., an ex-
pert naval architect, brought here to
testify by the contractors.
This sum includes only the yard
construction and does not take into
consideration any work on ship con-
An original estimate was made at
21 million dollars, hut officials of the
International Corporation estimated it
would be much more than that.
German Forces Yield Ground
at Several Points North
of the Somme.
Marked Slowing Down Shown in On-
slaughts of Hun Infantry—Allies
Are More Confident.
Washington. March 28.—Field Mar
shal Halg's reply to President \\ li-
nen's cablegram wus received today at
the White House.
"Your message of generous appro
elation of the steadfastness and valor
of our soldiers in the great battle now-
raging has greatly touched us all."
cabled the marshal. "Please accept
our heartfelt thanks. One and all be-
lieve in the justice of our cause and ,
are determined to fight on without
counting the cost until the freedom
of mankind is safe.''
South Ranch, forty-three miles south
of Van Horn, Tex., at 12 o'clock this
morning. Reports to district military
headquarters here early today told of
the casualties.
Earlier reports had said J. II. Ne-
vlll, owner of the ranch, had been
killed. Troops from Evert's Ranch
arrived at the ranch shortly after the
raid. The sheriff at Van Horn and a
party of citizens left for the ranch
at 2 a. m. to take up the trail of the
Glenn Nevill was seriously wound-
ed, but still alive at last reports. The
bandits looted the ranch and escaped.
Government Scout Goes Down Off
Massachusetts Coast—The Crew
Was Safely Taken Off.
Plymouth, Mass , March 27 A gov-
ernment scout patrol boat struck a
rock off the Gurnet, between Ply-
mouth harbor and Ilrant Rock early
today and went to the bottom three-
quarters of an hour later. Life sav-
ing crews from two stations, which
responded to signals of distress, took
off the crew. First reports were that
all were saved.
The vessel fired four shots for help
at 4:45 o'clock and four more at 5
o'clock, causing much alarm along the
south, shore Coast guardsmen from
Gurnet and Brant Rock had not sent
the name of the vessel to their sta- I
tions when they signaled that she had
Americans in Big Battle.
| London, March 27—In the Roye area
j British, French and American troops
are fighting shoulder to shoulder, to-
night's official war announcement
states. French re-enforcements are
rapidly coming up.
The war office announced that the
Germans took Roye at 10:30 o'clock
this morning.
The enemy has been checked west
of Roye and Noyon, the announcement
The battle continues on the whole
front south of the Somme river, Field
Marshal Halg reports from the war
zone in France tonight. The Germans
have also launched new attacks
around Chaulnes.
Germans Press Forward.
With the British Army in France,
March 27.—The Germans today fol-
lowed up their progress of yesterday
at Nesle, on the southern battle front,
Washington, March 28.—Approxi- by launching a terrific assault against
mately 400,000 of the million Germans (the British along a line running,
thrown into the Kaiser's titanic offen- roughly, between llattencourt and the
sive are dead, wounded or captured region of Roye.
aud the remainder are wavering un-. The British, co-operating with their
der the withering fire of the Allies. French allies, were meeting the on-
This, In brief, reveals the develop- slaught doggedly and gallantly and a
ments on the firing line in France on sanguinary struggle was in progiess
the seventh day of the great battle. j this afternoon.
The Germans are undoubtedly feel- ; Further north the enemy also devel-
ing the strain of the struggle and oped a fresh offensive movement, to
their power is waning from the effects the south of Suzanne, which lies a
of shell fire and hard usage. | little northeast of Bray-sur-Somme.
While the town of Albert has been , But the Germans wi re pushing with
captured from the British and west j less strength here than in the south-
of Roye the French have been com- j era theater, possibly for strategical
pelled to give ground in the face of | reasons.
greatly superior numbers, the British | These two sectors were the scene
have repulsed heavy attacks, both i of the most important operations to-
north and south of the Somme and j day, although fighting was in progress
also driven back across the Ancre along the whole great battle front
river the Germans who forded the
stream Wednesday.
Hard Fighting Continues.
Sanguinary fighting continues on
all these sectors, but everywhere the
British and French are holding the
enemy. Especially severe has been
the fighting west of Albert, where the
Germans, in an endeavor to debouch
westward, were repulsed by Field
Marshal Haig's men with the heaviest
The British gains between the
Somme and Ancre regions are repre-
sented by the recapture of the towns
of Morlanecourt and Chlpllly. South
of the Somme they have advanced to
Proyart, which lies to the south of
British Hold Line.
. , . London. March 28.—Tonight's news
foundered after the crew had been j from the battle front confirms the
hopeful impression formed early in
In the northern sector, about Acliiet-
Le-Graad, Logeast Wood and north-
ward, where such desperate fighting
was waged yesterday, the Germans
had not renewed their attacks in
strength at a late hour this forenoon.
Allies in Good Shape.
The Allies today probably were In
better condition to contest the Ger-
man advance than they had been since
the beginning of the offensive.
The capture of Nesle yesterday by
the enemy was achieved after heavy
fighting over a considerable front.
The Germans advanced in strength
both north and south of the town and
by pressing the defending lines back
in these places formed a salient from
which the Allies were forced to with-
draw, leaving Nesle in the hands of
the enemy. Heavy fighting today in
this section was forecast by the ap-
pearance of new masses of troops
To The
American People
There is no foundation for the alleged
violations of law attributed to our Com-
pany by agents of the Federal Trade
Commission and I want to say emphatic-
ally that Swift & Company is not a party to
any conspiracy to defraud the Govern-
ment Nor has Swift & Company been
guilty of improperly storing foods or of
making false entries or reports.
Conferences of packers, where prices
have been discussed, have been held at
the urgent request and in the presence
of representatives of either the Food
Administration cr the Council of National
Defense. And yet the packers have been
accused of committing a felony by acting
in collusion on Government bids I
We have done our best, with other
packers, large and small, to comply with
the directions of the United States Food
Administration in all particulars, including
the furnishing of food supplies for the U. S.
Army and Navy and the Allies, now be-
ing handled through the Food Adminis-
We will continue to do our utmost, un-
der Government direction, to increase our
production and assist the Food Adminis-
tration. We consider that the opportunity
to co-operate whole-heartedly and to our
fullest powers with this branch of the
Government is our plain and most press-
ing duty.
The Trade Commission Attorney has,
by false inference and misplaced empha-
sis, given to disconnected portions of the
correspondence taken from our private
files and read into the Record, a false and
sinister meaning with the plain purpose
of creating antagonistic public opinion.
The services of the packers of the
United States are most urgently needed,
and I regret exceedingly that we shoula at
this time have to spend our efforts in
defending ourselves against unfounded,
unproved, and unfair assertions such as
are being daily made public.
c£>]\ President
Swift & Company,U.S. A.
tXs :
A Precaution.
"Say, Is there any way of getting out
a blanket Injiincti&n?"
"What for?"
"You see, my wife persists In using
ours this mild weather for fear of a
sudden cold spell."
but like counterfeit money the Imita-
tion has not the worth of the original.
Insist on "La Creole" Hair Dressing-
It's the original. Darkens your hair In
the natural way, but contains no dye.
Price $1.00.—Adv.
Tactful Retort.
She—Do you believe in spells?
lie (tenderly)—No, but I do in
Fire of Genius.
Chumpley (at the reception)—Is this*
Mrs. I'asslonpen, the celebrated poet-
Mrs. I'nsslonpen (haughtily)—It l
Chumpley (effusively)—I should'
have known you among a thousand.
Mrs. I'asslonpen—Why?
Chumpley (grandiloquetly) — The-
flre of genius burns on your brow.
Mrs. I'asslonpen (derisively)—Don't'
be deceived, young man. That Is*
where I scorched myself curling tuy
luiir. You'd better guess again.
Busy Enough.
"What Is his hobby?"
"Driving his ear. Ills life work is
tinkering under it."
—Submarines and mines have in
creased their weekly loll of British
shipping. The admiralty's report show s
that In the last week twentv eight nier
chantmen were sunk, sixteen of the
vessels being 1.600 tons or more and
twelve under that tonnage. One fish
lug vessel was lost.
—H. Hooten, cadet of the Royal Fly-
ing Corps, whose home was in Mon
treal, Canada, was killed recently
when his airplane crashed to the
ground at Kvcrman Field, a llrltlsh
flying camp near Fort Worth, Tex.
•—Fire following a series of unex-
plained explosions destroyed the 6-
story building of the Jarvls Warehousi
President Wilson Cables Congratula-
tions to British Field Marshal—
King George Also Is Pleased.
r, 1.1 u i Which the Germans brought up, ready
the day that the British now appear ,
to be on a line they are able to hold
firmly, at least on the Somme and the Huns Still Gain.
AncrB rivers. I ^ ashington, March 26 Battling for
Further south, in the Roye-Noyon every point of vantage, giving ground
region the situation is less well do- i only when overwhelmed by numbers
fined, but it Is stated both the French and exacting a frightful toll of lives
and British are bringing up reserves 1 for every foot of ground abandoned,
there. The correspondents also are | the British line in Picardy is still in-
WasMngton, March 26.—President
Wilson today cabled Field Marshal } -- -
Haig congratulating him on the Briish showing greater confidence the enemy laet. While the German onslaught
stand against the German offensive
and predicting a final allied victory.
I The President's message read:
| "May 1 not express to you my warm
admiration for the splendid steadfast-
ness and valor with which your troops
have withstood the German onser, and
the perfect confidence all Americans
■ feel that you will win a secure and
final victory?"
Record in Shipbuilding.
A Pacific Port. March 2S—The fab-
ricated hull of the West Grove,
will be held on this terrain. i gained ground at a number of points
The German official communication . on Monday, there was no sign of dis-
of tonight was significantly brief and integration In the British forces,
reserved. It reports the crossing of which at many points, especially on
the Ancre. but only refers to Tues-I the northern end of the long line of
day's events while the British war of- ; battle, are standing firm.
flee statement shows that the Get- The town of Chauney, southwest of
mans who had crossed that stream St. Qmiiitln, situated on the road to
were thrown back today in counter Compelgne, the gateway to Paris, has
attacks bcen occupied by the Germans.
Holland to Refuse Grain.
Hun Agents Spread Terror.
London March 27. German agents Ixindon, March 28.—The Dutch cabl-
„U,.- are spreading alarmist reports among net Is said to have decided Sunday to
Company, Inc., near the Krie Railroad S.SOO-ton .tee, ship built for the Cnited the civil the, battle send
terminal in Jersey City and badlv States government wl l be launched ! one in ^ ™ for Dutch ships, a dispatch from The
damaged the Erie repair shops. No ; here today. Just sixty-two days a,tor ; Hague to the Dally Mail says.
loss or life had been reported. The , the laying of the keel. lhese p< rsons are De ng
property loss is $1,500,000. A Q.Tm.n Q.n.r.l Killed. summarily when catig . A German Prince Killed.
... ... raiic inr More Men London, March 26.—l'rlnce Henry of
- More than two hundred men were Amsterdam. March .v General Von _ E g a g ! IloUBB ll0a>| of thp younger branch of
arrested in Chicago recently In the Blottwitx commanding one of the , J*ndo .. March{27_-To ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
government's campaign against dl. t.erman division, attacking Si yueu- , . authorities have d. elded | the western front, according to a Cen-
loyalists, enemy aliens, alackers and tin, wes killed in action 1 rlduy, no Untie the author lie. have atcided dl81)atch quoting advice.
was cording to dispatches received here to place the recruiting machinery In "at ' quouuj.
motion again throughout the country. |rrolu Benin.
deserters. Several of them, it
•aid, will be Interned.
I from German Bource. today.
Win the War by Preparing the Land
Sowing the Seed and Producing Bigger Crops
Work in Joint Effort the Soil of the United States and Canada
co-operative farmihk in man power negussahy
to win the battle for liberty
The Food Controllers of the United States and Canada are asking for
greater food production. Scarcely 100,000,000 bushels of wheat are avail-
able to be sent to the allies overseas before the crop harvest. Upon the-
efforts of the United States and Canada rests the burden of supply.
Every Available Tillable Acre Must Contribute; Every Available
Farmer and Farm Hand Must Assist
Western Canada has an enormous acreage to be seeded, but man power
is short, and an appeal to the United States allies is for more men for seed-
ing operation.
Canada's Wheat Production Last Year was 225,000,000 Bushels; the
Demand From Canada Alone for 1918 Is 400,000,000 Bushels
To secure this she must have assistance. She has the land but needs
the men. The Government of the United States wants every man who can>
effectively help, to do farm work this year. It wants the land in the United
States developed first of course j but it also wants to help Canada. When-
ever we find a man we can spare to Canada's fields after ours are supplied,,
we want to direct him there.
Apply to our Employment Service, and we will tell you where you can best serve
the combined interests.
Western Canada's help will be required not later than April Sth. Wages to com-
petent help, $50.00 a month and up, board and lodging.
Those who respond to this appeal will get a warm welcome, good wages, good'
board and find comfortable homes. They will get a rate of one cent a mile from Canadian
boundary points to destination and return.
f For particulars ss to routes and places where employment may be had apply «oi.

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