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VOL. XLVII.NO. "310.
OMAHA, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 14, 191814 PAGES'
ALLIES TURN VIGOROUSLY AND DRIVE ENEMY BACK;
GERMANS PROCLAIM U. S. EAST COAST DANGER ZONE
M::0MAHAlfflI -Bee ;
5 .- - .
, Notice Regarded as Bit of Grim
- Humoras Blow Already-Has
;0 Fallen on Neutral
- c Shipping.' , -
-' London, June 13. The Ger
man admiralty intends to de
clare the eastern coast -of the
United States from Mexico to
Canadian waters a danger
zone .and will warn neutral
shipping, says a dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph from Am-
- sterdam, cquotirig reports re
ceived from Berlin.
'Washington', JunjT 13. In view of
what has been haoneninz during the
. past few weekf officials here tonight
were inclined to regard as a bit of
grim humor the report from --Berlin,
; via Holland, that the German govern
ment is about to declare the eastern
American coast a danger zone and to
warn neutral shipping of its purpose.
Warning Now Superfluous.
Raiding submarines have already
served warning of the danger in more
forceful terms than Berlin could for-
, mulate in a diplomatic communica
tion. ' Several of the 18 vessels sunk
by the raiders were neutrals, carry
ing no war supplies. Neutral govern
ment! are not likely to have over
looked that fact, warning or no warn
?It ts recognized, however, that the
forthcoming "warning" may prove to
; be a. formal announcement of a zone
in American waters where ruthless
sinking of all ships is to be the order
. of the day, forecasting a continuing
menace off the Atlantic ports through
regular submarine patrols.
- ,t Could Maintain Patrols..
" Officials here have been fully awake
"to the fact that such patrols could be
maintained if the German authorities
thought- the results -obtainable justi
fied diverting a large number of boats
from operations off the French and
British coasts." It has' been- figured
. out that by starting a new raider or
Flotilla of raiders every. five days, one
4ink in the endless chain of ,U-boats
always wouldbe on duty in American
waters. . -
Suh operations would mean .that
foi every : boat actively engaged on
- this side, there would be several on
. the way over and several more on
ihe way back to Germany, none of
which would have any substantial
value while enroute in either direction.
Onthis account, navy officials have
discounted the patrol idea, believing
that much better results - from the
German1 viewpoint would be 6btain
ablc by using the same number of
boats? where they are now used, in
the North sea or adjacent waters.
. . :' Mo U-Boat Near Boston.
Boston, June' 13. Rear Admiral
Spencer S. Woodcommandant of the
first naval district, said in a statement
today that "not one single report of
the-presence of any enemy submarine
in these waters had been confirmed."
: AS VIOLATORS OF
rrm i ntiTn t ttt nn
,More than 40 persons were arrest
ed in -two hours Thursday, afternoon
for violating (traffic rules and for
, ' 'operating withoutlicenses. The ar
rests followed strict orders from
;' Police Commissioner Ringer that "all
' , violators of the road be arrested."
r. F6r a while the corridors of the
' police station wete as crowded with
automobile drivers as the city haH
. after election. As many persons,
driving- commercial trucks, - were
brought to the station and booked as
- were drivers of pleasure cars
Some had pieces of cardboard with
; supposed license numbers embossed
1 . on; them. Nevertheless,' on account
of the specific, design of number
' platej, ordered by state law, several
drivers hSving numbers prinked on
card-board fell victims' to the police
' commissioVer's order.. All, who were
arrested, were - released on bonds of
$10.00 each. . f.;
Hash Peace Tjerms Put Forth
i In German MiHtarist Prejs
London, Jfine 13. (British Admir
, alty, Per Wireless Press.) Op the
- strength of their military situation in
France, the German militarist jour-
" v nals apparently have been inspired
, to put forward new German peace
terms of the most aggressive char--
acter. ' , j " - ' .
There is not"much talk now of "peace
;; without indemnities and annexations.
Oniie contrary, . there is to be the
- severest punishment for all Germany's
opponents, according to these news-
Arrested for Sending Home
1 ' . " Uncensored Photographs
'" Withhe American Armyln France,
Tune 13. An American aviation cadet
lias been arrested and will be tried
before a court-marf iat on the charge
of attempting to .send unceniored
.iotographs to Arrienca by a civilian
attache of the eYpcnditioiury forces,
vho vas rtlxucn'.ng.-: The civilian has
I fpn V1'' ? t hick fromta baae.port
uilcr arrast. '
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Ivan E. Hedlock Inflicts Fatal
Wound Upon Himself After
Slaying Elsie Wirtz in"
Elsje Wirtz, 1909 Douglas street,
was shot and instantly killed shortly
after 11 o'clock last night by Ivan E.
Hedlock, S224 Military avenue, at
Fifty-second street and Military
avenue. ' Hedlock then turned the gun
on himself. Physicians attending him
in the Methodist Episcopal hospital
pronounced his wound fatal.
Jessie Shelly, room mate of the
nttirdered girl, told the i jlice that the
couple had engaged in a heated argu
ment shortly before the murder. The
three young persons had been spend
ing ; the evening in Krug park and
were apparently the best oNriends.
Appeared in Good Spirits.
Hedlock took the young women to
the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
John S. Hedlock, with whom he' is
living before going to, the park. His
farther could give no reason for the
shooting and said that while in his
home all appeared to be in' the best
of spirits. '
Miss Shelly did not return to her
room following the murder and po
lice were unable to find her to, learn
the nature of the argument preceding
the murder. V
Two shots were fired by Hedlock
into the body of Miss VVirts. one lodg
ing in the head and the other, in the
Dreast. tie men nreu one. snot, mio
himself. With a cry of,. "Oh, - Ivao
why did you do (,it?,'' Mis$ . Wirtz
dropped -.dealt ? -Wedlock's body ifell
within a few feet of hi sweetheart.
K- Policenan Witnesses Tragedy.
Policeman Franks, who was an eye
witness of the tragedy, took charge
of the bodies and rushed Hedlock to
the hospital. More than a score of
pleasure seekers at the park were
Police are of the opinion that Hed
lock had been drinking1, during the
evening as a pint bottle, of whisky
nearly empty was found hi his pocket.
They gave as their opinion that the
murder was premeditated as in addi
tion to the shells-yin the gun Hedlock
carried five more shells in his pocket.
The remaining two shells in the gun
were dented by the hammer but failed
to discharge. - ' .
It was rumored at the park that
Hedlock attempted t shoot his sweet
heart on the roller coaster at the park
but the report tould not be verified.
Miss Shelly told police tht following
the argument she got up and started
to leave, liss' Wirtz started to fol
low but was killed within a few feet
of the bench upon which they had
been sitting. .
Hedlock is said to have been em
ployed as a clerk by the United States
Rubber company. He is'the only son
of Mr. afld Mrs. John S. Hedlock, a
decorator. During the-afternoon he
assisted his father in decoratieg the
house, and spoke of spending the eve
ning at the park. He is in Class A 1
in the draft and expected to be sailed
June 24. , ,. t
Miss Wirtz. and Mtss Shelly were
employed by the Affinity Spark Plifg
company, 2218 Leavenworth street.
Ford to Run for Senate . '
As Democratic Candidate
Washington, June 43. Henry Ford
decided tonight to accept the demo
cratic nomination for senator from
Michigan after being urged to do so
by President Wijson. ., ,
:iVo ,000 Acres Frjee land
Washington, jime 13. The general
land, office announced today that
plans iat opening 150,000 acres of
ptflilic lands in the vicinity of Port
land, Ore., will not be abandoned.
Patriotic Mass Meeting Taboos v
All Hyphenated Celebration
- A strictly Americanized Fourth of
July celebration for Omaha, in which
there will Joe, n segregation of na
tionalities, no .'separate parades or
demonstrationsby vgroups of alien
subjects, but in Vhich the spirit of
America may be manifested in patri
otic unison- by the entire population,
was the spirit of a motion proposed
by Mayor Smith and adopted by vote
of the people at a mass meeting in
the council chamber of the city hall
' F. A. Erogan,' , chairman of the
Americanization committee of the
Omaha, Chalhiber of Commerce, pre
sided as chairman of the meeting.
Representative citizens expressed
views, as to the manner in which the
celebration eHould be carried out. A
motion by the mayor that the Amer
icanization committee of the Chamber
of Commerce ct as a central commit-
Dundee Carnival D raws Merry Company
ttt 7 . . s rti yn 7 -r - -
. Who One
Eat "Hot Dogto Aid
OF ATTACKS ON
Declares Campaign of Calum
nies and Hatred Is Being
Waged Against Pontiff
' (By Associated PreM.J
Rome. June 13. The Osservatore
Romano, the Vatican organ, publishes
a papal autograph sent in answer to
an address received by the pontiff
from the episcopacy of Lombardy.
The pope complains of the sad per
iod the war is going Through and
also of attacks from "the enemies.. of
religion on the supremest authority,
Jesus Christ." vHes adds that he is
greatly afflicted "not only by the in
describable horrors of this war, which,
without parallel m the history of the
world threatens to drag poor Europe
to the bottom of an abyss, but also
by an insidious and skilful campaign
of calumnies and hatred against the
person- of the pontiff and his work."
The pope, In a recapitulation of his
action since the beginning pf the war,
says that Iris efforts to bring about
peace iave been misjudged and mis
interpreted, evetf nfe silence abcUt this
or thatlctimbeiBRjlvmniously jn
terprete.bir&M3i not admitting
that. "J;-!nV-tff44'nifeeilttty'w of
this blafie of passkins, it is impossible
to inflict condemnation for each' crime
while all ,are included in a condemna
tion pronounced .. according to the
general principle.", . s
The pontiff regrets; that- such a
camoaiim has been conducted also
wit-fagainst the clergy and Catholics, thus
spreading tht.seeds of discord among
various classes. The autograph nds
with a protest denouncing the cam
paign not only to the faithful but till
honest people, wherever they hap
pen to be, arid a reaffirmation fhat it
is the pope's duty to defend the sanc
tity ijnd honor of the church. . .
McAdqo Plans Trip.
Washington, June 13. Instead of
staying at White' Sulphur Springs, W,
Va., to recuperate from his throat
trouble Secretary McAdoo may make
a trip through the west in the next
few weeks. He will ,avoidsspeeches
and conferences which would put a
strain on throat.
Flag Day Proclamation
(From a BUff Correpondsnt.)
Lincoln, Neb., June 13. G6vernor
Neville issued the following flag day
"To the People of the State1 of Ne
braska, Greeting: , '
"Your attention is called to the fact
thit Friday. June 14, will be the 141st
birthday of our flag. This day has
been for many years celebrated as
flag day thrpughouty the republic.
This year, on its anniversary, it will
stand side by side v,ith flags of other
nations, respected and loved as neveY
rbefore 'As it floats in the sunlight,
its shadow will fall upon our brave
boys on the battle fields of France
and our sailors and others on - our
transports at sea. Letus at home,
rnre. that ever, glorify our national
banner, knowing that-it is again being
baptized with the blood of heroes,
who are giving their lives that'the the
liberty, which it represents, may final
Jy become the heritage of the whole
world. - ... v , ,
"In consideration of these facts, I
set apart June 14, 19188 , flag day.
tee and appoint subcommitteesJh the
vicinities of the various parks m which
celebrations wifl-.be held was
amended by Chairman Brogaif to in
clude several prominent citizens toact
with members of the Americanization
committee, making a central commit
tee of 15 members. The .central com
mittee will appoint a subcommitte of
seven representative citizen-t-be in
charge of the celebrations to be held
in the parks of their respective vicin
ities.. These committees will be . ap
It was decided that celebrations will
be held in Mandan, Syndicate, River
view, Hanscom, Miller, tlmwood,
Morton, Florence, Kounfze and Fon
ccnelle parks. All citizens are urged
to attend the exercises in the park
nearest their homes, and to join in
making this the most thoroughly
American cclebratioji ever . held in
Omaha. ; , v
-Step Gaijly o n
Features Galore Entertain
Y I annhinn Thrnnn That fiath. '
ers to Hold Novel Patri
Jazz music, hot dogs,, side ihows,
Japanese lanterns, 'fortune tellers?
pretty girls and balloons all did their
part to make , the opening night of
the street carnival given on Douglas
street between Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth
streets by the Dundee Wo
man's Patriotic club a, huge success.
More thn,700 people made merry
President Dundee Patriotic . Society,
Who, With Colonel Hersey,
' Opened Dancing. .' :
and spent their money freely, know-J
ing that every copper would go to a
worthy, patriotic, cause," that 6f fi
nancing a canteen worker in France.
At the entrance stood a flag-draped
statue of the Goddess of Liberty, her
crown and torch a blaze ot light.
The street for a block down was gay
with the tlags of the allies, while the
soft' light shed from myriads of red,
white and blue bulbs shone on the
merry dancers who one-stepped mer
rily on the Hooverizcd cornmeal scat
tered 'on the pavement. The lawns
and potches of the home,s on both
sides of the street were strung with
lanterns, while the booths and tents
were placed between the houses.
numerous reaiure5.U)i1 ,; '
Mogy Bernstein, who i was - Mage
manaTger, publicity agent ancr scene
shifter, for "Mogy's Yaudcville," was
busv man. Lovely girls, gowned
in dainty evening dresses, tiny tots
in red, white'and blue costumes, pa
triotic singers in white, witfi caps of
the national colors, made up the bill
and with Mogy outside as "barker,"
none could pass by. "
"The Dundee Calaboose" was an
interesting feature, for here were-in
carcerated nffmbers. of. the town's
flcading citizen. A trial was con
ducted Ed. Bradley in powdered wig
and bhvck robe as judgeyand . John
Kuhn in tall silk hat and frock coat
as lavfyer. The fines of all were te
same,' 2Sc, which the prisoners paid
without protest. , . .
"Xhe Red Dog Bar" was well pat
rpnized where "near beer"' or. "beer
near" as the sign read, was dispensed
with the famous "hot "dog',' sand
wich, without which no carnival would
be complete. i;-.
. Colonel Hersey at Dance. ,
The military were well represented
at the affair, Colcnel Hersey being
special honor guest. ' The colonel and
Mrs. A. S. Williams, president 'of thd
club, opened the dancing by treading
a stately waltz together. The Hindoo
fortune teller read the colonel's palm,'
but what heTprophesied for the future
wjTI remain a dark secret as the col
onel laughingly refused to tell.
A' number of beautiful things were
sold at the carnival in a popular way.
One unique, .booth was thevillage
store with everything from clothes
pins to dried prunes on exhibition.
Numbers of pretty girls dressed in
white, laden with large baskets of
roses and carnations sold the flowers
on the grounds, while others carried
handfuls of blue and red balloons.'
The carnival, which is the first of
its kind ryer given hi Omaha, will
be held Friday evening, also, andthe
20 women who compose -the club have
planned special features .for the clos
ing night,v ' v ; , -
Realignment of Armies
fending Cbmpiegne Creates
Favorable Impression in
Washington, June 13. Realignment
of the French armies defending Com
piegne from the northeast, east and
southeast - has relieved a situation
which offered unpleasant possibilities,
in the omnion of officers here. Enemy
advances in the valley of the Oise
and to the north and northwest of
Compiegne had threatened to cut off
the troops in the evacuated sector.
Announcement ? that they had been
withdrawn without loss was therefore
regarded with satisfaction.
Bulge in Line Reduced. '
The movement, "however, is viewed
as marking a further step toward ac
complishing what many officers here
believed to be the German purpose in
all operations undertaken on the line
west of Chateau- Thierry after the,
Marne had, been reached, and in the
last attacks starting on the Mont
didier?Noyon front. The great bulge
in the; defending lines that remained
thrusrlnte the German front so as to
nktfyePicardy and, Aisne -'.battle
theaters'" distinctly jeDarate lias been
materially rtduced. The French lines
hare been i1atthrt out. more, com
pletely consolidating the two fronts.
Still further reduction of the wedge
intruding into the German position
north and east 6f Compiegne appar
ently was the object sought today by
the. 'enemy; . The sceue of attack
shifted to the Soissoih area, however,
where the French admit officially that
progress has been made in the terri
tory between that place and the bas
tion 6f Villers Cotterets wood, upon
which the original German atternpt to
widen 'their gains in the Aisne Opera
tions westward was broken. '
Hold Natural Defenses.
It appeared possible to officers here
that the line would be established
finally with the forest of Laigue, just
northeast of Compiegne, buttressing
(Continued on Pace Two, Column Two.)
Austrian Premier Tenders
Resignation to Emperor
Londoivjune 13. A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph from Amster
dam reports that Dr. von .Seydler, the
Austrian premier, tendered his resig
nation to Emperor Charles Wednes
day. The dispatch adds that the em
peror has not yet accepted it.
British Boarding Vessel
Sunk by Teuton Submarine
London, June 13.. A British board-
ing vessel was sunk by a Teuton
marine June 5, according to an official
statement issued tonight by the ad
miralty. Seven British sailors are
Major Maker, Head of Q. M. Corps,
Recommended for Promotion
Maj. John CJi MahcMias been ap
pointed commanding officer of the
Omaha quartermasters' corps and has
been recommended for a commision
as lieutenant-colonel in the United
States army. , ,
Major Maher was reared in Platte
county, near Columbus. In 1887 he
opened the United States land office in
Chadron. Later he served for fom
yiars as county clerk and registrar of
deeds in Dawes county. During the
Indian wars he represented the New
York Herald. For four years he was
official reporter for Congressman
At the outbreak of the Spanish war
he volunteered and mustered Com
pany H of the Second Nebraska vol
unteer infantry.fHe was elected cap
tain, but declined t serve because of
his lacjc of experience al went as a
private. After the war he went into
business for himself at Lincoln.1
' The day that the United States de
clared a state of war against Germany
"Soldier Matyer", offered his services
to-the government. He reported in
Omaha, June 10, 1917, and since that
time' has not missed a day from his .
work. He has had experience in all
branches of the depot.
Military men declare that Major
Maher is well suited for the important
work of commanding officer.
"Splendidly qualified "in every way,"
is the hearty endorsement of Mai.
Walter Stern, property officer, who
has been acting; commandant of the
corps since Col. F. A. Grant, former
1 - - .
Enemy's Onslaught Preceded
by Intense Artillery Fire; U.S.
Aviators Bomb Successfully
, Washington, June 13. Complete
repulse, of enemy attacks northwest
of Chateau Thierry by United States
marines, with heavy losses for tfiej
Uermans, was reported, tonight in
General Pershing's communique. The
American lines, advanced yesterday
by taking the last of the German po
sitions in lielleau wood, remained in
The communique follows:
"Yesterday afternoon our troops
northwest of Chateau Thierry cap
tured the last 'of the German posi
tions in the Belleau wood, taking 50
prisoners and a number of machine
guns and trench mortars, in addition
to those taken on the preceding day.
N Attacks Break Down.
"Early this morning the enemy
launched heavy attacks "on a front of
more than one and one-half miles on
the line of Belleau-Bouresches. The
attacks, which were preceded by, in
tense artillery preparation and ac
companied by a heavy barrage, broke
aown completely, leaving our post
nous intact, i nc losses ot the enemy
were very severe. ,
"Last night 'our aviators bombed
with goodvffect the station of Dom-
mary .uaroneourt, nortnwes; ot Mctz.
All our machines have returned." ' .
T1 . .1 .
With the American. Armv, In
prince Xuiie'i3.---rhe..artiHery activ
ity in tire l0ul sector diminished to
day. At 4 o'clock this afternoon a
German plane dropped bombs behind
the American, lines.
OPTIMISM OVER ,
GROWS IN BRITAIN
London, June y. There is a grow
ing tone of optimism in the English
newspapers today as it becomes more
apparent that the Germans have been
checked. The Teutons certainly com
pelled the French to withdraw at the
northern end of the salient on the
right bank of the Oise, including
Carlrnont wood, bujt the French retain
the long belt of territory north of
lilt; iivn wnui; rtliu li IS lu 11IC41C1I1
4i,;. 4i. 4i.-4 4i- r
tana ji um nit l l,dl illrtl IIIU V.IKI JlltfllS ' in 1 t
launched the new hok south of the)10 "n1!0"' four b.e,n8 heavy weapons.
Aisne on a very wide front. nd U.rc number of machine guns
a th if i.,4.j have fallen into theirT hands. The
by military critics, the Germans were
balked in their efforts to reach Com
piegne frontally and they hoped to atT
tain their object by this outflanking
attack. Compiegne still is 18 miles
west of the new operations, with the
forest of Compiegne intervening. ,
' Big Elevator Burns.
Indianapolis, JuncV 14. Elevator B
of the Cleveland Grain company, at
Beech orove, neat here caught fire
l r. i .... i . .... .
sub-lshortly after, midnight aiT3, it is be
lieved, wilrbe a complete loss. The
elevator is estimated to contain 300,
000 bushels of grain. The origin of
the fire is not known. '
commanding officer, was transferred
to Montreal, Canada.
It is reported that Major Stern is to
be transferred to Camp Bowie. Tex.,
near -Fort Worth, where 25,000 men
are in training, to be head of the
Many Dead and Wounded Left
on Field After Unsuccessful
.Attack on French Near ,
Montdidier. ' ' . ;
(By Associatecj Press.)
The offensive 1 movement of
the Germans between Monti
didier and Noyon and from ',
south of the Oise river io the
eastern fringe of the forestf of
Villers Cotterets apparently
are on the wane. In therf ormer
region-the fierce resistance of 1
the French and the allied
forces, for the time being .'at
least, have checked the enemy
at all points ,afrd on some sec
tors the allies have even turned
vigorously udh Nthe foe and
forced him to cede ground he
had gained. ' i J. ; ; '.
Only one aftempt apparently was
made by the 'encrdy' .Thursday to
better his. positions rreax IMontdidier.
Here he launched a violent counter
attack from Courcelles to the north
of Merya front of about a mile and
a half but was bdly cut up by the .
fire of the allied guns and forced to
retreat, reaving numerous dead and
wounded on the field.
German Gains Small.
Likewise, south of "the Aisne the
invaders are meeting with unexpected
opposition, and notwithstanding the
large numbers ot men they have '
thrown "irtto the - battle. their eains
have been relatively smalL - East of
Soissons they penetrated, ( to the v
village of Laversine. but were unablo ,
to advance on any of the other sec
tors, although at one time north of
Courcy French trenches were enter
ed, under : Iht jforcf M hk impact. . A
counter attack resulted in ' the ;
trenches behig reustured almost im-
,Jtit sole, resuitof the enemy's at
tack onr the Morftdidjcr-Noyon line '
up fo thepresent is that he hai by
thev. violence of his attacks eact.of
the Oise and the forced retreat of. ;
the French from the region west of
the stream, blotted out the -awkward
Noyon salient and brought the battle .
front more into direct alignment with
that beginning at the Aisrte, -And a -terrible
price . has been paid by the
Germans hr .this rectification ot the
line. , Whether they A vttr- prepared
again to offer hugs sacrifice m bend
ing back the other' salient from the;
Aisne to, Villers Cotterets nd bring'
the Picardy and Aisne battle fields
into a more continuous front remains
to be, seen. . fv,..-.-:
Americans Take Heavy Spoils. j
.1 . '
In additioiyto the. large numoer of
. i... ., ,,. j .
prisoners takfn by the allied' forces
German war office admits the lots of
some German guns but' asserts their
forces have taken at least 150 allied
guns and, more than 15,000 prisoners.
' The Germans again have endeavor '
ed to arce tire Americans from posW
tions, captured northwest qf Chateau)
Thierry, but again met with defeat
and the loss of numerous men. - The
attack was delivered between Bon
resches and Belleau wood, bnt no
where was the enemy abie to gain ;
his objectyes, ..-- "--'.'- ''.;:.
American officers and nien to-the
number of 108, fighting on the Toul '
sector have been awarded the French :
war cross for bravery and fidelity.
Aside from Macedonia, the-opera
tions in the other theaters of the wat
continue of a minor character, con
sisting mainly of mutual bombard,
ments and ' patrol encounters. In
Macedonia the French troops have
captured territory to a depth of
nearly nine and a half miles over an
11 mile front, occupied 11 villages,
and taken 310 of the enemy prisoners,
According to an unofficial report,
emanating from Berlin, the German
admiralty is to declare the waters' oi '
the American coasf front Mexico ta
Canada a danger ' zone for neutral
shipping. . -
Air Service to Have
New Collar Insignia1
Washington, June 13. Adoption of
a new collar insignia fonfihe army air
Service to distinguish it from the sig-
nal corps was announced today. -The
design consists of a pair of horizontal
bronze wings similar in shape to a '
colonel's insignia, with a silyer two
bladed propeller placed, vertically on
the wings. 1 . ' -.
The insignia will be worn by officers ,
and enlisted men of themiiitary aero- '
nautics service and of the bureau of ,
aircraft production. The hat coed se
lected for enlisted men is green and
black. ,( - " .; , v
This will affect the Fort Omaha bal- .
loon troops. t' . ; i s.
Explorer's Body Found.'
Peking, June 13. A body resemb
ling that of Frank N. Meyer, an em
ployer for the American Department
of Agriculture, who disappeared front "
a steamer on the Yangtse Kiang
river between Nanftihg and i Wnhu,
has been found near the latter city
There was no indications at to thft
cause of deatli, " 1
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