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rHE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, MAY 17. 1918.
People Only Hold Out Because
Emperor Works for Peace;
Food Situation Des
perate. Amsterdam, May 16. The Tijd
prints the following significant and
much censored letter from its Vienna
"The reason why all classes of the
population have regretted Count
Czernin's departure (from the foreign
office) is that in him they saw the
herald of peace, and the people want
peace above all. This is not sur
prising, because the misery is ex
treme. (This part is censored).
"The people will probably hold out
through the next difficult months un
til the. Ukraine grain arrives in suf
ficient quantities. But it is natural
that everybody yearns for peace (cen
sored). Hundreds of times daily one
hears the lament, 'How long is this
crazy war to last?'
"Only the knowledge that the em
peror honestly desires peace and lias
given evidence of this in recent in
cidents keeps the people going."
GERMANY MUST BE
LEADER OF WORLD,
:SAYS PROF. SPAHN
London, May 16. An apparent
campaign against what are regarded
as the perils to Germany of interna
tional idealism is being conducted in
scertain German quarters. The influ
ential monthly Suddeutsche Monat
sheft devotes nearly the whole of its
current issue to warnings against
"German dreamers." The principal
articles "are contributed by university
professors. The Times gives a num
ber of illuminating extracts from one
of these articles by Prof. Spahn of
Strassburg university, in which he
says that if Germany consents to any
league of nations it must lead it.
Prof.;' Ernest Haeckel of the Uni
versity -of Jena refers to the Reich
stagV peace resolution of last year
Commenting on these views, the
Times says they show how very far
Germany is ' from the contemplation
of any settlement compatible with
the first elementary principles of the
allies and the United States and hence
that "the trial of strength thus forced
upon us will have to be fought out
bv sea1 and land."
7,600 Women Apply for
Service as Phone Operators
Washington, May 15. In modern
warfare, the telephone has assumed
such importance that frequently it is
referred to as the nerves of the army.
It was not to be expected that Gen
eral Pershing's expeditionary forces
v ere to rely on foreign system of tele
phone , communication, abandoning
the more expedient service which this
nationias a-pioneer in the field, had
developed. Accordingly, vast quanti
ties of telephone material were taken
overseas and installed by the army
signal corps. During 1917 men op
erators and French women were used
for the work, but neither .group was
I The great difficulty was procuring
operators capable of speaking both
French and English, who were neces
sary in order to maintain accurate
communication between the French
and American armies. In November,
last year. General Pershing called
. upon headquarters of the signal corps
to forward overseas as soon as pos
sible a force of 100 trained operators,
able to speak intelligently in both
Believing it possible to obtain op
erators with a command of both
languages in parts of the continent
where there were large French popu
lations, an effort first was made to fill
the quota from the French' pioneers of
Canada and Louisiana. "Want ads"
were placed in the French-Canadian
r n nrS Vii f (fftrn tnAt-a thi I If 1 i r-
plicants only 6 'could be considered.
Then the., announcement was pub
lished in newspapers of this country,
and from 2,400 applicants there were
procured 25 experienced operators
and 25 possible eligibles. At the pres
ent time 7,600 applications have been
received, and from that list the first
group of 100 was selected and sent
across, 150 more are now in training
schools, and a reserve force of 400
more is on file.
. Idle May Be Drafted
For Work on Farms
Pierre, S. P., May 15. The idle
and unemployed in South Dakota
Drobablv will be drafted for work on
farms in the state, under authority
given to the Mate Council of De
fense, ina bill adopted at the recent
special session of the South Dakota
legislature. Penalties ranging from
fines of from $5 to $1,000 and im
prisonment . in jail for 90 days are
provided in the act.
The measure was adopted as
emergency war legislation in an effort
to assure the. farmers of the state an
adequate labor supply in planting and
harvesting- crops. Although the meas
ure confers on the council of defense
broad authority in deciding cases in
volving the status of men who may
fall under the unemployed classifica
tion, the operation of the law is not
directed against men engaged in use
No system pf . registration has yet
been or.-nized by the council to
:arry o- e provisions of the law.
Polish mmission Leaves
Omaiia to Visit Minneapolis
' i ne prince ot roland. Lieutenant
sianisiaus roniatowski, Major J.
Koslowski and Captain Paul Klocs
kowgki of the Polish commission,
were honor Curtis at a hannnet civen
by Polish people of Omaha Wednes-
oay nignt at tne fonteneile hotel.
After the. banquet they left for Minne
a polis, escorted to the station by the
Nebraska Boys Will Attend
Training Camp for Officers
A. D. Cloyd of Omaha and A. B.
Edee of Pawnee City, Neb., who are
attending Amherst college, Amherst,
Mass., have been .selected to attend a
reserve officers' triinhjg camp in June.
Eight Reported Killed in Ac
tion; Lieutenant Charles W.
Chapman, Waterloo, la.,
Washington, May 16. The casualty
list today contained 91 names, divided
Killed in action, 8; died of wounds,
4; died of accident, 1; died of dis
ease. 4: died of other causes, 1:
wounded severely, 4; wounded slight
ly, 55 ; missing in action, 14.
Officers named include Lieutenant
Carl O. Rosequist, Evanston, 111.,
died of wounds: Caotain Earl V. Mor
row, Portland, Ore.; Lieutenants
Lester S. MacGregor, Findlay, O.;
Winfrey G. Nathan, Kansas City, Mo.,
wounded slightly; Lieutenants Charles
W. Chapman, Waterloo, la., and Rob
ert Baker McDowell, Jersey City, N.
J., missing in action.
The list follows:
Killed In Actlon-Corporals Luther Glf
tin, Springfield, O.; John A. Johnston,
Bryant, Ark.; Harry R. Long, Manchester,
N. H.; Privates Clinton M. Bovee, Harvey,
Wash.; Thorval D. Brenden, Kerkhoven,
Minn.; Edgar K. Chandler, Fargo. N. D. ;
George W. Lee, Buhl, Idaho; Maryian Mlle
skl, Kssex, Conn.
Four Die of Wounds.
Died of Wounds Lieutenant Carl O. Rose
quist, Evanston, 111.; Corporal Charles Me
Swiggan, New York City; Privates Clyde W.
Boiling, Winston Salem, N. C; William H.
Thtbodeau, South Paris, Me.
Died ot Disease Sergeant Frank Igoe,
Chicago, III.; Wagoner Clifford E. Elston,
Geneva, N. T. ; Privates Ernest Campbell,
Hingham, Mass.; Clellie M. Singleton, Eu
Died of Accident Private John J. Leigh
Died Other Causes Private Emanuel O.
Williams, Morrlstown, N. J.
Wounded Severely Corporal Lester He
Carthy, St. Louis, Mo.; Privates Baxter
Hayes, Anderson, S. C. ; Early Mathews,
Tulsa, Okl.; Salvatore Ranataxio, Delia
Missing in Action Lieutenants Charles W.
Chapman. Waterloo, la.; Robert Baker Mac-
Dowell, Jersey City, N. J.; Corporals Edwin
J. Barnes, West Haven, Conn.; Mechanic
Augustus H. Chapman, Colchester, Conn.;
Privates T. J. Antkonlk, Webster, Mass.;
Adellard Barbeau, Danielson, Conn.; VVal
ter Chmlel, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; Norman C. El
llott, Webster, Mass.; Raymond E. Ely,
Haverhill, Mass.; Paul A. Peterson, Middle,
town, Conn.; Walter R. Pierce, Haverhill
Mass.; James E. Pltochelll, Pawtucket, R
I.; Carlisle Tieman, Dayton, Ky.; Howard
A. Webb, Ansonla, Conn.
Washington, May 16. A copy of
the protest made by the soviet gov
ernment to the German ministry of
foreign affairs on April 26 against
German aggressions, made public
today by the State department, shows
that the Russians gave notice of
their intention to mobilize all neces
sary forces in order to secure the
freedom and independence of the
Russian republic, which is now men
aced beyond the limits established by
the Brest treaty."
Camp Funston "Board Bill"
For May to Break Record
Camp Funston, Kan., May 16 Ac
cording to the monthly compilation of
the subsistence division of the camp
quartermaster detachment it will cost
more money to meet the board bill
of soldiers at Camp Funston in May
than in any month since this canton
ment was opened for the national army.
The cost of the ration for May, as
computed by the subsistence division.
over which Captain F. T. Windle pre
sides, is 4J.U4 cents. 1ms is tor the
garrison ration, which includes three
meals for each soldier a day. In the
manuel of the quartermaster's corps
the word ration is used in reference
to the amount of food required for
one soldier each day.
Records of the subsistence division
show that the cost of the garrison
ration passed the 40-cent mark only
once. In December the cost of the
ration was 40.28 cents. In April the
cost of the ration was 39.99 cents.
LIFT OFF CORNS,
MAGIC! NO PAIN
Drop Freezone on a touchy
corn then lift corn off
Drop a little Freezone on an achintr
corn, instantly that corn stons hurt
ing, then you lift it right out. It
doesn't pain one bit. Yes. matrie!
Why wait? Your druggist sells a
tiny bottle of Freefone for a few
Cents, nuffioianf tit otJ a m. -m
every hard corn, soft corn, or eorn
between t.ha J u .
out soreness or irritation. Freezone
is th miuh .ik4 . -it j:
- - wuacu Mi. e trier discovery
i!J y '
vincinnau genius. Adv, j
A Common Soldier's
Recital ot Thrilling
Adventures in the
Terrific Struggle for
By ARTHURJAMES M'KAY.
(Copyright. 1IH. by Small. Mtynard Co..
Arthur James McKay, "Shellproof
MTfk' 1 ' h of the Lusltania,
entitled in British bantam regiment and
was 1b the battle of Ypree. He was
wonnded seTeral time and applied for a
discharge from the army, bnt deliberately
tore np hit application and returned to the
He wns In the sector that went over the
top when the British blew op 1.000,000
pounds of ammonal. His company wat al
most wiped out while trying; to hide la a
German trench and in trying; to capture a
Hun "pill box" he wat gassed.
The field hospital In which he was
plaeed was bombed in an air raid by Teu
tons and ISO were killed and 45 wounded, 14
of the dead being- German wounded under
treatment at the hospital.
Mack rot "Mighty" at a result of hit
gassing and was eared for while convales
cent at Chatham by the Red Cross, saying
their ministrations made all the suffering
He tells of many humorous experiences
In camp and hospital and of the "tlang"
born of the war.
Back to Blighty.
Tommy "kips" that is, sleeps in
a dugout or runs to a funk hole to
avoid "clicking it." You "click" or
"go west" if you die. You also click
a hard job or you may click a "sou
venir," which is a bullet. After you
die you are said to "pushing up the
daisies," or you are "a landowner in
France," or you have 'the wooden
If Tommy goes to the hospital he
is cared for by a sister. All nurses
are 'sisters" and all chaplains are
"sky pilots" or "Holy Joes." A staff
officer is a "red cap" and the medical
officer is an M. O.
When a soldier is in training his
main ambition is to get over to
France and to get into the trenches.
After he has been over there 24 hours
he thinks of nothing but getting back
to Blighty. Aside from the fact that
the trenches are the worst places in
the world any anything is preferable,
the passionate desire of the English
man for England is based, I should
think, on the very human trait of
wanting the thing that is hard to get.
It is sure hard to swing Blighty
once you get across the channel. A
wound is the only thing that takes a
man back and sometimes that doesn't.
Theoretically when a man has served
from 18 months to three years he is
entitled to 10 days' leave if he can be
spared. Usually he can't be spared.
And so Tommy spends the most of
his time talking about Blighty and
how badly he wishes he was there;
and the pubs he will visit when he
The worth-while cereal beverage gives
you twelve fluid ounces of nourishment
It is non-intoxicating.
It is made by Schlitz Milwaukee.
In it is represented the fruits of two
generations of intensified experience in
Schlitz Famois Delicious.
It has the wonderful hop aroma is
sparkling and clear as crystal.
Good, and good for you.
Try it. Let your sense of taste con
vince you finally.
On sale wherever soft drinks are sold.
Order a case from
gets the leave that never comes; and
the gels he will make love to; and the
swagger grub he will eat, and all that
sort of thing. I heard so much of it
that I was almost as anxious to see
London as a native.
I had had only a day or two to
look about before I enlisted and
hadn't seen much. So when I was
discharged from the hospital at Chat
ham in October, 1917, and had 18
days to wait for my discharge from
the army, I took the first train for
London to take in this much-talked-about
heaven of the Tommy.
I got me a room near Tottenham
Court road and started in to see the
sights. London under a camouflage
of October fog is not a city to im
press the sightseer. I spent the days
going about and seeing the things
that a tourist thinks that he ought
to see; and nights I did the theaters
and music halls from one end of the
big town to the other.
After two weeks ot watching the
night life of London I gathered the
impression that England as rcpre
resented by its capital is suffering
terribly under the strain of the war.
I found that the places of amuse
ment were crowded every night. Peo
ple were trying to forget; and in
trying they drank too much, spent
their money recklessly, and were as
a whole dangerously near a breaking
point of hysteria. Women smoked
cigarets publicly and continuously.
Men back from the front plunged
719 South 9th St.
Phone: Douglas 918
See That Crown Is
into dissipation in their brief holiday,
on the principle, perhaps, that this
might be the last time and that since
life was to be short it should be
merry. Teople laughed easily and at
nothing, and felt silly and guilty after
they had laughed and took another
No I London is not an attractive
place in war time. Well, you can't
blame the Londoners for anything
they do or don't do. Late in October
I experienced my first air raid, and
after it was over I felt that anyone
that had that sort of thing to look
forward to as a daily possibility was
entitled to get as full of Haig and
Haig as he could hold, and good luck
I had been to a picture show, and
as I came out aboil. 9 o'clock I
found the streets full of people who
were running here and there and
shouting a good deal. It was pretty
dark, the automobiles dashing around
tooting their horns made a terrific
din. I didn't know what was up un
til I came across a policeman under
one of the few hooded street lights.
He had a sandwich board on him say
ing "Take Cover."
Some Other Man Sails Under
Name of Lieutenant Logan
The name of Lieutenant Logan
mentioned Wednesday in connection
with questionable relations with
Mary Prawitz and Irene Jojinson,
juvenile delinquents, was an alias, au
thorities at Fort Omaha have discov
ered. There is only one Lieutenant
Logan at Fort Omaha, and he is not
the man accused, according to miliary
"See 'Gets-It' Peel
OH This Corn.'
Leaves the Toe aa Smooth at
the Palm of Your Hand.
The eorn never grew that "Gett-It" win
not get It never irritates the flesh, Revet
makes your toe sore. Just two drops of
"Gets-It" and presto! the eorn-pain van.
lines. Shortly you can peel the eorn ri"'
to See "Gets-It
off with your finger and there yeu are
pain-free and happy, with the toe at smooth
and corn-free as your pslm. "Gett-It" ii
the only safe way in the world to treat s
eorn or callus. It't the sure way the way
that never fails. It it tried and true usee
by millions every year. It always workt .
"Gets-It" makes cutting and digging at t
corn and fussing with bandages, salves oi
anything else entirely unnecessary, . .
"Gets-It," the guaranteed, money-back
eorn-remover, the only sure way. tostt but
a iruie at any arug store. M i a Bf a. lw
rence Co., Chicsgo. III. . ,
Sold in Omaha and recommended at the
world's beet eorn remedy by Sherman 4 Me.
Coanejl Drug Co.t stores. Adv.