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TH3 OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: FEBRUARY 25, 1917.
FOUR MILLION ARMY
IS PROVIDED BY BILL
Baker Presents Universal Mill
tary Training Measure
WANTS PUBLICITY FOR IT
Washington, Feb. 23. The army
general staff universal service bill was
transmitted to the senate military
. committee today by Secretary Baker
without a definite expression by the
administration either on the tfenera
; subject or the specific proposal.
The secretary said it was not
thought that congress could give so
intriraie a problem" consideration in
the closing days of this session, nut
. suggested that wide publicity ? K've"
the staff plan "to the end that both
coi-.ress and the War department
can in any subsequent consideration
givcu to the subject, have the benefit
of an enlightened public opinion upon
the needs and wishes of the country."
?As vet. the letter Of transmittal
; continues, "1 am Wot prepared to say
officially tor the War department that
i the need ot the country can reason
' ably be said to be fVr so great an es
tablishment, nor can we yet, withou
further studv and deliberation, be con
- hdent that the means suggested are
the most appropriate . to the need
, which it shall be determined wile to
Army of Four Million; '
. In round numbers the (tait plan
would supply a trained force of 4.-
. 000.000 men. 'with one year of inten
. sive military instruction. It is esti
. mated by the war college .that ap
', proximately 500,000 , boys in their
nineteenth year, would be 'available
for training annually.-' ihey would,
under the plan, be liable to call fo the
colors until thirty-two years of age.
passing after the first eleven months
01 ineir trainmu 10 "e nrsi reserve
for the next four . years and one
, month, then into the second reserve'
and finally into the unorganized re
. serve 'until thev reached the aire of
The purpose of the bill is to con.
stitute the first reserve as a fully or
" sanized and eauinoed ficlitinn force
with a strength of l,500,(X)r ready to
respond instantly to a call to arms.
The second reserve of equal size, but
, only partially equipped, .would re
, quire some time to take the field.
' L" .. ....II.. .1 i j i. ' i (w. itnn
4.rciituiiy mere nuuiu uc l,vuj,uiiv
additional trained men ready to till
in gaps at tne iront. .
Regular Army Besides.
In addition tp these forces there
would be a regular army, composed
of men choosing military life as a
, profession, of 24,400 officers and 285.
886 enlisted men. Of these V7.000
would form the oversea forces and
, 29,000 the frontier forces, the remain
der composing the permanent train
ing personnel which could take care
of the instruction of from 492,386 to
654,292 reserve recruits annually, If
the proportion of available men for
training was greater than the fisure
given, the permanent training force
wouia nave to De proportionately in.
, trcased. - ' - .
In estimating the cost of mainte.
nance of. the proposed army, the war
1 emiege nguren tnat an annual military
budget ol $472,258,746 would be re
quired to keep up the proposed force
at a strength of 1,296,023 men, includ-
. ing tne regulars. .
Millions of Words Sent Out'
- Keeping Neutrals Informed
(Corro.poiHl.np. ot The Auoolstid Pr.M.)
Madrid, Jan. 25". The number of
words it has taken to keep at least
one neutral nation informed of the
war is told in a statement of the news
handled by the Spanish Wireless Tele
graph comppny in 1916. A . total of
over 4,000,000 words was transmit
ted from the various belligerent na
tions, and at Madrid and Barcelona
the radio telegrams were distributed
to the press and to rubscrioera in the
form of bulletins, blue for Austro-Ger-man
news and yellow for that of the
entente, distributed three times a
day. ....... ,.. ,. ,. F
The number of words received from
the entente nations greatly exceeded
the count from, the central empire!,
the former being 2.329,158, as-, com
pared vith 1.621.995. ' ,.
, ': Omaha is Metropolitan
Frank A. Fitzpatrick, formerly su-
visited here on Friday for the first
time in twelve years. He is New
England manager for the American
Book company, wfth offices in Boston.
"I can not help but note the splen
did metropolitan appearance Omaiia
is acquiring,' with many new build
ings and general air of prosperity,"
remarked the visitor. ...;. .
Mr. Fitzpatrick was en route to an
educational meeting at Kansas' City.
Obituary Notes .
GEORGE H. WADSWORTH, age&l
"i a, a pioneer or Nebraska ana a resi
dent of Omaha for twenty-five years,
died Friday evening at tba hum ot
J. C. Feldon, IZU Lake street Death
was the result of kidney trouble. Mr
Wadsworth was a surreon during til"
civil war and up to within a few years
of fin doath was active In his pro
fession. He was a member of . the
Grand Army of the Republic. Funeral
service will be under their auspices.
For the last fifteen rears air. Wida
wurth had mad his home wltlv J. C.
Feldon, a comrade whom he met Sjr
lug the civil war. , : 1
MRS. HATTIE PRICE, ' wife' of
Peter M. Price, formerly of Omaha,
died Friday at her horn In San Dingo,
Cal. She t survived by her husband,
one son and one daughter. The burial
will be held there Monday. ' , ,, ,,
. MRS. ELMIRA H'ElJiUES. wife of
J. 8. McElhoes, died at her horn In
north Madison Thursday afternoon
after an Illness of two weeks. The
funeral exercises wer at the residence
at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Rev.
C. W. Harper of tba Methodist church
officiated. - Blmlra Lousana. Swltxer
was born at.-Rlmersburg, Clarion
county, Pennsylvania. 8h eame to
Madison county, Nebraska,, in 1871
and was married to jess 8.,' Mc
Elhoes, January It, 1873, The de
ceased Is survived by her husband
and three daughters, Vlora Shroer
luk. Osmond; lira Blanche Upton,
Madison, and Mrs. Amelia Upton, Los
Angelas, Cal., and a son, Samuel Mc
Elhoes, Lawton. Okia., all ot whom
war at th bedside when death came,
except Mrs. Upton. Mrs. McElhoes
became a member of the .Methodist
church when M roars of age and con
tinued an aflectlonat member until
bar death. , .
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it the permanent type.
Tests have already shown that the
Super-Six far excells any other
; type. In the past year a hundred
- great tests have confirmed it. .
Now the Super-Six holds all the records
"; worth while. These were made to show
the wonderful endurance. .
. All the speed records for stock touring cars.
Many. hill-climbing records, including Pike's
peak. . .; V 'y '. :. .
1 The 24-hour endurance record, by 52 per cent.
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"'.The transcontinental record, won twice by a Super
Six in one continuous 7,000-mile round trip.
As a result of this supremacy, the Super-Six has be-
, come the largest-selling tront-rank car. ;
Tfiat situation will continue this year. It will probably
neverchange. ' - ; ,, : ; .'A
TKe New York Show proves that engineers have found no
way to match it.
But remember that the Super-Six is controlled by Hudson
patents. ; , - ;
The models shown at the Show include all styles of bodies, all de
signed for what is now the foremost car m the world,
gation to my
both before and after a '
a sale is made, assuring
him satisfaction and guar
anteeing to nie his good will,
has been the fundamental
rule of my business career.
, From a little, one-story shop to
the largest locally owned auto
mobile establishment as a' record
of ten years' growth attests the
soundness of this rule. '
1 1 believe that this is the only solid
foundation upon which a business can
be built, and my faith that the buying
public would respond - to a commercial
application of the Golden Rule has been
I have been impressed by the importance of
careful organization if my business were to
properly reflect the ideas and sentiments which
It has, therefore been with painstaking care that
that Thave selected my assistants so that, as nearly
as is humanly possible, each transaction with the
house of Guy L. Smith will be handled in just the same
manner, and with just the same degree of care and
thoroughness as though I had personally attended to the
details of the same.
Phaeton, 7-passngr, $16B0
Rnadatar, 2-pasaangar, I6RO
Cabriolet, 3panr, IE 50
Touring Sedan, !,,, .12178
Limousin i 2923
(All prlsa I. o. b. Detroit)
Town Car. , , , , , $2925
Town Car LanJaulat 302S
Limousin Lendaulet 3023
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