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HOLD BIG MEETING
TO WISH "GOD SPEED"
TO HOSPITAL UNIT
.Mothers, Sisters, Wives and j Program Given at Boyd Theater
Sweethearts Break Through to Nurses, Enlisted Men and
L Guard at Depot to Bid
East on Howard street and south
on Tenth street marched a column of
6ung rnen in civilian clothes last
night about 5 o'clock. They brought
u(i at the Union station, where a great
crowd of their mothers, sisters and
sweethearts were wating to bid them
"au revoir." The young men were the
Nebraska base hospital unia No. 49,
o for Camp Dodge at Dest Moines,
tlipre to go into intensive training for
a few months before going to France.
No playing of bands marked their
FQinffc but their spirits were high for
the great mission before them.
At the station there were orders
. that friends and relatives should not
go through the gates, but should say
goodbye outside. Two care were side
tracked west of the postoffice build
ing, out of sight of the crowd. The
young men were all in the cars half
an hour before the train left.
" Girls Get In.
would mothers, sisters and sweet
hearts waste this last precious half
hqur with their men only a few yards
away? Not so you could notice it.
Aod so Major Stokes soon' noticed
that the feminine contingent had
gathered in great force around the
cars. Hi found later that the girls
had walked down around the baggage
rofim and then back up the tracks.
Ojher had descended through the
post office building. After that' the
gaits were thrown open and all were
altiwed to come in, .
)nt mother gave her son a little
fl?a package, -
:'lt is a Bible, John," she said.
'I'll keep it with me all the time,
nj ither," he said.
The Rock Island train arriving, the
wye cars were hooked bn it. Then
befcan the final goodbyes. The boys
wi ren't allowed ,to leave the rars. But
wi ling hands were found to lift the
gi Is up to the car windows to give
th parting kisses. One girl was
pilled up by her sweetheart from th
grfcund and held in a bearish hugh for
wl at seemed minutes. .
ome one started a college yell,
ah, rah, rah!
ah,! rah,' rah!
' ah, rah. rah!
P-ma-ha!" . V
5nd then the bell rang, and , the
trim began to move. Hats and hand
kerchiefs waved, the crowd and the
b.ifS cheered. ' "Berlin," one yelled.
Ad Nebraska's .hospital urtit NoM49
w$ on its way. ' ' i
r i tti r i Trrm
MEET -IT CALL
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ir-HmA Vmm Pm ftnm.S
CAddock of Dougtas, E. P. Roggen of
4 ne voie sioou, jiuhhiu, uv,
geji, S, and Decker, 2.. . , 1
On assistant clerk, Roggen and
Horace M. Davis were the nominees,
the latter receiving 28 votes and the
Representative W. J, Taylor of Cus
teB was chairman of the caucus. The
sejtators held no caucus, as there are
iid vacancies to be filled.
Fireworks la Caucus, f
the session of the caucus was not
without its fireworks. The jnain dis
play coming when Reishick of Rich
ardson nominated Horace M. Davis of
Ord as, first assistant clerk and Crad
dock of Douglas nominated E. P.
Roggen of Omaha. Othejs joined in,
sonie favoring one man and some the
The charge was made by Jerry
I Howard that Davis was postmaster at
Ord and had enough to do there with
out coming to the legislature McAl
lister of Dakota said that Roggen was
a good democrat of SO years standing,
was a veteran of the civil war, had
been warrant clerk and bookkeeper of
tht last session and was in every way
competent to hold the job.' Others
thought that as Davis had bfleied to
do: the work gratis, he should be given
the place. This brought out another
speech from Jerry Howard, who de
clared that no man could serve tw'o
masters, that he had a job-under the
government and should attend to it,
anil anyway had no legal right to
f , Roggen Meets Defeat.
Just then another member jumped
up5 and said Jhat a Lincoln newspaper
man sitting beside him had . informed
hi$i that Davis had told him he had
permission to take his vacation at this
, tirf e. and therefore could serve if he
war; ted to.
this started Jerry Howard again
injl he jumped up and wanted to know
if She newspaper men were running
khe legislature or "we fellows." How-
tvjr, this information appeared to set
tle! the matter ana Roggen was de
Jerry would. not subside and long
after tlie adjournment, continued to
ta 8c, declaring that "he didn't care if
thi man was representing a demo
critic paper, he had no right to butt
injan4 try and run the legislature."
Knocks Policy of S.
j Towarrf Japs in Siberia
jvasnmgton, warcn iu.-uuun mc
eate debate- today Senator P.in
defcter, republican, of Washington de
nounced the government's attitude to
ward Japanese intervention is Si
beria. . '
C-erman and Austrian prisoners re
leased from Russian prison cam tre
gathering there, he said, armed .'th
midline guns, and "Japan is willing
tojdo for Russia what we are v!irg
in an inefficient way to do for Frmce."
Hi praised - the "generous hand"
which Japan his. displayed and its
"From the American 'government's
dissent and refusal to assent ia this
undertaking, 'what can be'exoe:ted
frcjm a foreign policy such as that?"
I say it Is a mistaken policy," he
concluded " '''.'. .
Medical Officers Leaving
t for Camp.
Omaha gave Godspeed to Nebraska
Base hospital until No. 49 at a tig
meeting in the Boyd theater vetter
day afternoon, just a few hourv.be
fore the 162 enlisted men, 100 nuises,
25 medical officers and six civ.lii.ns,
who compose the unit, took the train
at 6:08 p. m. for Camp Dodge, where
they will undergo two months of
training before leaving for France.
The meeting was arranged by the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion to say goodbye to the unit and
also to present to it a splendid flag,
the gift of the Omaha chapter, Daugh
ters of the American Revolution
The theater was crowded. The
high school cadets occupied seas on
the main floor. In the first four .cws
were the student nurses who ari go
ing with the unit. The audience ap
plauded as the , men of the unit
marched in and took their place i on
the platform. The boxes were filled
with local Red Cross women who
have been working for months mak
ing hospital supplies.
Dean Cutter Vf the University of
Nebraska Medical school pres'ded.
Rev. E. H. Jenks offered prayer. Then
the big, beautiful flag was let down
until it hung 'just above the men on
the stage. Colonel tyrant mai'.e the
speech of presentation on behi'f of
the Daughters of the American Revo
Major Stokes, in command of the
unit, was deeply affected as he
If I could speak the things that
are in my heart at this moment" he
declared, "1 would need the eloquence
of a'Dcmosthenes, Dean Tancock,
chaplain of the unit, eulogized the
stars and stripes and pledged him
self to do anything in any canacity
to help the unit in its work of mini
stering to our wounded and sick at
the front. "God grant," he said, "that
we may be near the trenches, so that
the boys, looking back, shall sea this
beautiful emblem of freedom floating
on the gentle breezes of France."
Colonel Bannister, who has done
much in he!pingi organization o the
unit, spoke of women's great work in
war from the days 'wheni Grecian
mothers bade their sons to "come
back with your shields or on them."
Major; Maher delivered a stirring
address to the men of the unit and
concluded by reading the letter of
advice written by a celebrated Massa
chusetts jurist to his soldier son.
'Save Our Sona."
Frank Judson, headtf the Ne
braska Red. Cross, declared that the
"S. O., sign of the Red Cross
means "Save Our Sons."
"In this great and gjorious woik,"
he said, "our people aje working, as
one, giving unstintingly of their time
and their mbney," ,
The program was interspersed w'th
patriotic songs, "America, the "Mar
seillaise" and "Star Spangled Ban
ner," Mrs. Fred Clark leading.
The men of the unit marched back
to the "camping ground" in the Audi
torium where the lqcal chapter of the
Red Cross provided supper and a
box lunch for the trip'to Pes Moires.
V. S. MA JOR WURT
IN FRANCE; 22 ON
Washington, March 26. -Twet.ty-three
names on today's list of casual
ties among the American expedi
tionary forces include those of iwo
men" killed in action; three dead of
accident; seven died of-disease, one
severely wounded and 10 ahcMtly
wounded. Majors George J. Law.ence
and Timothy J. Moynahan and Lieu
tenant George F. Fatton we among
the slightly wounded:
The list follows:
Killed in action:
private william k. neal.
Died of accident: ' , .'
CORPORAL ALBERT MIDER,
GEORGE C. GRAY.
Died of disease:
SERGEANT VINCENT CEPHUS
CORPORAL ' LYNN ODELL,
CORPORAL kOSS E. SHELTON,
Privates: . J
GEORGE ARNETT, nostalgia.
OLE BECK, diphtheria.
ELMER MATHEWS BYERLY,
PHILLIP C. SMITH, diphthia.
Private Edward Dittman.
Majors George J. Lawrence,
Timothy J. Moynahan, Lieuhr.ant
George F. Pat ton, Sergeant Wa ren
W, Lokker, Cook Laznnies Cirhano
wich,, Privates Everett G. G'i.on
David B. Pollock, Harry F. We:dman,
Xj'.yV'gnigKLg'iJ-itm-f 8 J-. vv vatt.
No toasted bread
when I can have sweet
(Mad of Corn)
'WHY' OF DELETED
Old Plan Gives Information to
Enemy and is Cause of An-
noyance to Relatives
Washington, March,' 26. Shipment
of any articles to troops in Frai.ce
unless they have been requested by
the soldier himself, was forbidden to
day by Major General March, acting
chief of staff. ,
They will be refused by the post
office and express companies, unless
accompanied by an approved request
from the soldier.
Washington, March 26. An official
statement of .the War department's
reasons for announcing only the
names of American troops killed or
wounded in France was submitted Jo
the senate today by Major General
March, acting chief of staff, with a
statement that the department con
siders it of best advantage from all
points of view.
General March said the old system
of giving addresses and other details
gave information to the enemy and
brought swarms of claim agents to
harass the ieiatives of the men.
The policy of the War department,
General March told the senate, is "to
put into the hands of the nearest rel
ative or the last friend given by the
soldier in his emergency, prompt and
accurate information concerning the
casualty befcre anything is given to
the press and to prevent any informa
tion appearing in the papers which
will be of any possible assistance to
the German cause."
"The old system," General Marsh
added, "which gave the date of the
casualty, enabled the Germans to get
exactly what effect was produced
upon our troops in a raid of that date.
You will be interested to know that
the publication of the emergency ad
dresses brought down upon the rela
tives a swarm of claim agents who
guaranteed they would get from the
government the war risk insurance
which is guaranteed by laws to the
, Poor Persons Defrauded.
"In spite of the fact that the depart
ment has in each case advised the
nearest relatives that their claims will
be adjusted by the government and
that they will be furnished the money
that is due them without the interposi
tion of claim agents, numbers of poor
people have yielded to the importuni
ties ot these agents and are thereby
deprived of a portion of what is justly
"The raids which are being' r.on
ducted along our front are for the
purpose 6f capturing one soldier, if
possible, with the object pf, obtaining
from him information about the or
ganization which is opposed to the
German lines at this point. v-'ith
the publication of the address of , the
nearest relative the German agent in
ithe United States approaches' the
relatives and obtains trom them the
information which Germany is at
tempting' to obtain frtm our front by
attacks on our forces. In France they
publish no casualty lists at all nd
the information reaches the reh.es
from the mayor or prefect of the town
where the relatives live, who is re
quired to, communicate the facia to
"The, whole matter of a change in
our former method in publishing cas
ualty lists ,was brought up by a
cablegram from General, Pershing, in
which he stated that representatives
of the French government had form
ally protested against the methods
that were then used. The specific
case to which they referred was a
statement given out in the United
Sjates officially which permitted the
Germans to know definitely the effect
of gas shells 'on a certain date. The
whole subject was then thoroughly
studied and the decision reached to
adopt the policy which is the subject
of your communication."
Two Men and One Woman
Killed in Raid by Mexicans
Marfa, Tex., March 26. Glenn
Neville, 18 jcars old, was shot seven
times and two Mexican men and one
Mexican woman killed in a raid by
Mexican bandits on the Neville south
ranch, 43 miles south- of Van Horn,
Tex., at 12.30 o'clock this morning.
Reports t.o district military head
quarters here early today told of the
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OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 1918.
"EFFICIENCY GARB" REPLACES
carlet Uniforms, Polished Bayonets Put ' .
Away With Drummer Boys of Civil War.
GOLD LACE OF OLD FIGHTERS
Washington, March 26. The pompQing a perilously-balanced three-cor-
and pageantry of war are fast disap
The days are gone when a "thin
red line," advancing with colors fly
ing and bayonets gleaming, presented
the enemy with easy cannonfodder.
In the first place, the resplendent
uniform has been discarded by all
belligerents for one of somber, in
conspicuous hue. The reason is ob
vious the human target is delineated
with dangerous distinctness when
bright colors are worn. For almost
the same reason, bayonets are no
longer burnished.. A raiding party,
lurking in No Man's land cannot af
ford to have its presence betrayed
by the gleam of light from a star
shell on a polished piece of steel.
Moreover, the regimental standards
usually are left at, headquarters. A
color-sergeant proBably would find
himself in a difficult position if con
fronted with the necessity of fighting
off an enemy and keeping the flag
waving at the same time.
"Youngest Drummer" Extinct.
A sad feature of the present war
is that there will be no "youngest
drummer boy." For many years the
proua maivinuai wno new una ma
tinction in the civil war has been
dying off by hundreds, so perhaps
many post-bellum controversies have
been averted by eliminating the pic
turesque boyish figure.
The blare of bands usually has
been associated with memorable ad
vances of troops, but the musicians
now can be convinced very easily that
trench concerts might prove un
healthy. There still remains, however,
the skirl of the bagpipes.
The eeneral of the lace-encumbered
uniform and flowing hat plumes has
passed out with the horse-hair sola
period, so far as field service is con
cerned. In the gloomy corridors of
the state, war and navy building
there are on display in glass cases
manikins attired in the uniform worn
by American soldiers at various pe
riods of the country's history.
Napoleon Hat No More.
A continental warrior, clad in a
blue coat with buff facings and wear-
BIG FACTOR IN
TWKn fnnHav farrh 25 fVia
London.) German tanks, reinforced
by captured British tanks, says a
semi-official statement today, on Sun
day s lighting in tne west, took a
leading part in breaking the brave
Tanks attached to the German divis
ions fightiilg below St. Quentin stood
the test brilliantly, the statement
says, and their mobility was universal
ly praised. All the tanks which took
part in the fighting are said to have
returned undamaged. , ,
It was mainly due to their interven
tion that the tenacious resistance of
the British, especially the machine
gun nests, was broken quickly. Troops
manning a concrete redoubt, near Llr
villers, are reported to have been
overpowered immediately by the
Composer Is Dead.
Taris, March 26. Claude De Bussy.
the noted composer, is dead at his
home here. He was 56 years ola.
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" It's a triumph in modern food conservation.
nered hat, compares but poorly in ap
parent efficiency with the trim fight
ing man of today. The garb of the
modem American soldier is developed
along strictly utilitarian lines. The
dull khaki tone blends into the land
scape at a distance and the broad
brim campaign hat offers protection
from the sun. The "tin hat." or steel
helmet worn in trench warfare, also
has been adopted by the expedition
The civilian, however, still finds
room for mystification in endeavoring
to find why the bluejackets still wear
the halo-like hat and broad-bottomed
trousers, apparent survivals from the
days of the frigate.
No narrative of a heroic charge in
wars of bygone days was complete
without a picture of an officer leading
his men with sword in hand. Now,
it isn't done. The n:an with the
sword readily is distinguished by the
enemy as an officer and as such a
desirable target for rifle and machine
In civil war days, and as recently
as the Spanish war, soldiers and offi
cers were represented as gathering
nightly about the campfire. 'in his
tory, and fiction, descriptions are not
lacking of an anxious officer who
studied out plans for the morrow's
campaign by the flickering blares.
Campfires in France, if, built at all, are
located deep in a dugout, as their
presence above ground would serve
admirably as a range-finder for the
But the element of individual and
mass gallantry nevertheless still sur
vivesand to a greater extent. As
long as history lives, men will re
member the stand of the French at
Verdun, English tenacity at the
Somme, the wild recklessness of the
Canadians at Vimy ridge, the sacri
fice of the Anzacs at Gallipoli, and
the proverbial courage of the Irish,
who, it is said, charged into a with
ering fire at Loos, kicking a football
before tl em.
The Americans of the expeditionary
forces have had their baptism ,of fire
and have not been found wanting.
Traditions of a nation are theirs to
uphold and to increase.
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U.S. AIR PROGRAM
WILL FALL FLAT,
Washington, March 26. Senator,
Harry S. New, republican, of In
diana, speaking in the senate t'day.
declared that instead of 12,000 com
bat airplanes being delivered in
France by July 1, as provided in the
original airplane program, the number
will 'amount to only 37.
Compulsory military training was
advocated, by - Senator Lodge, who
urged adoption of the amendment to
the draft law introduced by Senator
New providing for the training of
boys between the ages of 18 and 21
Senator Lodge characterized the sit
uation now confronting this country
as "terrible," and urged that the
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American people be told the truth.
"We haven't a fighting plane in
France," he continued. "Our front is
undefended jn the air. French and
British have use for every plane they
can brins, up and our men are noi
defended. We've no guns in Franc
except a few old coast guns. That's
the hard fact.
"We have turned Out only two
American ships, although the country
has been led to believe there were 3C
"It is to the last degree painful to
say these things," Senator Lodge con
tinued, "but it is the truth. Let the
American people know the truth
whether good or bad."
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London, March 26. The Seamen's
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