Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 08, 1918, Image 1
"The Stars and -Stripe : Forever." " v ' BE BEATEN Could Never Triumph Until Al Allies Were Defeated at Sea, Declares Premier Lloyd George. -By Associated Press. London, Aug. 7. David Lloyd George, the British prime minister, today in a speech be fore the house of commons, re viewed extensively the war sit uation. He referred particular ly to what had been accom plished in the recent drive by the allied forces on the Sois-sons-Rheims salient, to the de struction of .German subma rines, of which 150 had been ac counted for since the war be gan more than half of these in the last year and the part the- Americans now were play ing and would play later in the fight for the cause of democ racy. "He would be a sanguine man on the German general staff who would now predict that Germany could ob tain a military decision this year," the premier declared, as he character ized Marshal Fpch's counter offensive as "the most brilliant in the annals of the fear.!!-; r'V.-.--- .. -. . British Sea Power Supreme. 1 Reverting to peace, Lloyd George Said ' the people who had iade the war still were in evidence ind that they could have no peace so long as they were predominant in the coun cils of the enemy. Speaking of the part the British havy had played, he said until all the allies were defeated at sea Germany could never triumph. When Great Britain decided to throw its whole weight into the war, he continued, it did so because of an outrage on international rights. Had it not taken this decision, the whole course of the war would have been (Continued oil Page Two, Column Four.) X , T" ITT 11 Iowa Board Molds Reporters Come Under "Work or Fight" Order . Waterloo, la., Aug. 7. The Water loo exemption board notified a Wa terloo newspaper that notices to its employes to the effect that they would have to secure other positions to comply with the "work or fight" order or h olaced in class one. were sent to the employes of the mechan ical departments by mistake. Reporters who received notice have not been exempted, however, but will appeal from the decision of the board. . Twelve employes on one paper re ceived notices, but practically all of .these will be rescinded by the board. Washington, Aug. 7. Newspaper work never has been included among non-essential, occupations outlined in the "work or fight" order, nor has it been the intention of the prtvest n..r shal general's department that men legitimately employed in publishing newspapers should be required to seek other occupations. Officers ci-nne 'ted -with the administration of the draft law regulations today expressed sur prise at the ruling of the board at Waterloo, la., that employes of a paper there should seek more pro ductive employment or be called into the military service. They said 'the action of the local board probably would be overturned by the district board, to ..hich it will be appealed. Luckless Japanese Mariner, . Who Lost Ship Er.dsJ.ife " A Pacific Port, Aug. 7. Capt. Y. Yamowoto, master of the Japanese steamer, Canada Meru, which was re cently pulled off the rocks, ended his life early today, because it was be lieved lie feared, the disgrace which he thought was upon him for allow ing the big boat to go ashore dur ing a heavy fog, July "31. A wireless report from a salvage vessel towing the Canada to a . dry dock today said the Japanese skipper dissapeared over the side, of his ship "at dawn. .Reports received later in marine circles , and at the Japanese consulate, said the skipper shot him self before Tie fell overboard. . 7 Bonds for Light Plant. , . Pierre,, S. D., Aug. . 7. (Special Telegram.) This city today voted practically unanimously for a $100, 000 bond issue to replace the water and electric light plant which burned recently- i GERMANY DOOHDIO PEOPLE WHO r ATTTTFI VOL. 48-NO. 4L:T&ZttXXl 3S OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNJNG, AUGUST SPRING CONFLICT OVER WEST FROM Field Marshal Foch Preparing With 5,000,000 American Troops at His Command to Bring War Quickly to a Victorious Conclusion. By Associated Press. Washington,' Aug. 7. Backed by a reserve of 5,000,000 American troops, Field Marshal Foch is preparing to hurl against the Germans the entire united military strength of the allies in order to bring the war to a victorious conclusion in the shortest possible time. Spring will see the terrific conflict, already in progress on the Aisne-Vesle line, in full swing with Foch's armies striking with all their power. This was the impression gained byY members of the senate military com mittee who heard General March ex plain in executive session the War de partment's reasons for asking exten sion of draft age limits. They learned that the defifinite decision to enlarge the American military program to an army of 5,000,000 men was reached about July 30, and is in accordance with an agreement reached in Paris shortly before that time. U. S. Will Double Its Efforts. The date when the United States decided to more than double the great effort it already was making and to bring its whole man power to bear immediately, may be signifi cant. General Foch's smashing blow which has flattened out the Aisne Marne salient and has thrown the whole German front from Rheims to the sea into jeopardy, was struck July IS, with American troops bearing their full share. It appeared possible the success of that blow influenced American offi cials, who continuously have pressed for "a vigorous aggressive campaign at the earliest possible moment and with the attention concentrated on the western front, to believe that enough could be done this year to prepare the way for a smashing mili tary triumph next year when the full American army becomes available. The period of time covered by esti mates for equipment and transporta tion of troops under the enlarged army plan is understood to carry it up to next spring. 3,000,000 to Go to Front. As the project is understood, it is contemplated to place an army of substantially 3,000,000 American troops in France before the spring campaign opens, backed by 2,000,000 more at home, moving forward as needed. In this connection intima tions that the British have made ex traordinary efforts to concentrate troops on three western fronts in the last few months become increasingly significant. Coupled with the French and American efforts, this gives' promise of such overwhelming forces in the battle next year that a comparatively short and bitter fight may see the issue lecided and the German army driven beyond the Rhine if it is not destroyed in the field. Mangin Says l)-. S. Troops Threw Selves in Fight Like "Going to Feast" By Associated Press. ' With the French army in France, Aug. 7. General Man gin, who was in direct command of the allied forces in the drive against the German right flank south of Soissons, has issued the following order of the day thanking the American troops for their brilliant participation in the battle which caused the German retreatetween the Marne and the Aisne. "Officers, noncommissioned officers and soldiers of the Third American army corps: v ' "Shoulder to shoulder with your French comrades you threw yourselves into the counter offensive begun on July 18. You ran to it like going to a feast. Your magnificent dash upset and surprised the enemy and your indomitable tenaci ty stopped counter attacks by his fresh divisions. You have shown yourselves to be worthy sons of your great country and have gained the admiration of your brothers in arms "Ninety-one cannon, 7,200 prisoners, immense booty and 10 kilometers of reconquered territory are your share of the trophies of this victory. ; Besides this, you have acquired a feeling' of your superiority over the barbarian enemy against whom the children of liberty are fighting. To attack him is to vanquish him. ! , "American comrades, 1 am grateful to you for the blood you generously spilled on the soil of my country. I am proud of having commanded you during such splendid days and to have fought with you for the deliverance of the world." WANT A READABLE ft XVT T A . DARING RAID MADE BY U-BOAT OFF CAROLINA Diamond Shoals Lightship in Important Shipping Lane Shelled and Sunk by Enemy Submarine. By Associated Press. Washington,. Aug.- 7. Destruction by a submarine of Diamond Shoals lightship No. 71, a helpless craft an chored off Cape Hatteras to warn shipping from the treacherous shoals forming the "grave yard of the At lantic coast," confirms the belief of naval officials that German sea wolves sent to this side of the Atlantic are under orders to handicap commerce in all ways possible without exposing themselves to naval or other formida ble opponents. News of the shelling and sinking of the lightship eame to the Navy de partment today, clearing up the mys tery of earlier reports from coast guard stations on the North Carolina coast that heavy shelling was heard at sea yesterday afternoon. The crew of 12 men on the light vessel es caped in the small boat and rowed the 10 or 12 miles to shore. Subsequently, the submarine ap peared within half a mile of the land which projects far out from the main coast of North Carolina. There were no reports of attacks on villages, coast guard stations or lighthouses and the purpose of the submarine commander in showing himself so near the beach was not clear. So far as has been reported no attack was made on any villages or 'other ob jects; A Canadian Atlantic Port, Aug 7. An American schooner arrived here today with 68 members of the crew of the Tokuyama Maru, 7,029 tons gross, a Japanese freight steamship which had been torpedoed off the Nova Scotia coast on a voyage from England to an American port The crew took to the small boats and was picked up by the American schooner. I I I I W 11 . I WILL AND DEPENDABLE TTTT A WA TTTT rVL T WW WITNESS Smashing Blows Delivered By Allied Armies on Three ; Sectors of Front -p By Associated Press. The allied armies have obtained further successes over the Germans in fighting in the Soissons-Rheiras sector and to the north in the Montdidier region and still further north in Flan ders between the Lawe and Clarence rivers. East of the town of Braisne on the Vesle river, midway between Soissons and Kheims, American and French troops, after the stiffest kind of fighting have crossed the river and held all the positions. The French north of Rheims have penetrated more than 400 yards in the railroad triangle beginning at Rheims and run ning northeastward toward Rethel and northwestward to Lacn. All positions previously gained in the entire Rheims-Soissons salient have been held, notwithstanding counter attacks. Near where the Vesle enters the Aisne east of Soissons the French have overcome the resistance of the enemy and taken the vil lage of Ciery-Salsogne. BRITISH STRIKE HARDEST BLOW. In the Montdidier sector the French south and southwest of the town have advanced their line on this important sector, whiqh represents the junction point of the armies of the Ger man crown prince and of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria. It remained for the British to deliver the hardest blow against the Germans Wednesday. Following up a previous advance in the Lys sector north west of La Bassee they pushed their line over, a front of nearly five miles to a depth of a thousand yards between the Lawe and Clarence riVersr'r4''-;''"- ' -v';,'vr"" :- .The details of this advance are not yet in hand, but the maneuver doubtless will go a fars way , toward lessening the point of the nasty salient that has stood as a menace for months to the British line north and south of it. FRENCH IN POSITION TO STOP SUPPLIES. Next in importance is the further gaining of footings by the French and Americans across the Vesle where the pressure fagainst the Germans toward further troops ford the stream, French in the railway triangle looked upon as a move of great strategic value. From their positions the French now are able to dominate with their guns the railway line over which the Germans have been bringing stores from the northeast through the town of Rethel and that line running northwestward across the Aisne toward Laon, which undoubtedly has been used since the re treat began for the removal of troops, guns and supplies. Major General Graves To Lead U. S. Men Sent to Aid Russia By Associated Press. Washington, Aug. 7. First details of American military aid to be sent to Siberia for the protection of the rear of the Czecho-Slovak forces were given today by General March. The chief of staff announced that Maj-Gen. William S. Graves! will command the American forces, the nucleus of which will be two regi ments of regulars from the Philip pines. General Graves now is in command of the eighth division at Camp Fre mont, Cal. Flat War Profits Tax Of 80 Per Cent Favored By Secretary McAdoo Chicago, Aug. ?. William Mc Adoo, secretary of thet Treasury, tonight declared himself unreserv edly in favor of a flat war profits tax of 80 per cent. "The .adoption of an 80 per cent war profits tax should render un necessary, and I believe undesira ble, an increase in the existing excess profits tax rate," he de lard. ' "Oh, Money! Money!" Eleanor H. Porter's Latest Novel, In which Maggie Duff is a character as unique and interesting as "Pollyanna" and "Just David." Her story, as told by Mrs. Porter in her latest novel, will appear in t daily in stallments in f THE' BEE Commencing Next Sunday. NEWSPAPER LOOK 8, 1918. ttZfef'tt&OX SSi TWO CENTS. TERRIFIC the Aisne can.be resumed when but the gam of ground by the north of Rheims also must be Further Curtailment Of Business Proposed By Industries Board Washington, Aug. 7. Further business curtailment as the result of war conditions may be expected, it was said today by the war indus tries board. Measures being considered, it was learned, include possible command eering of supplies of coal, steel and other war essentials held in excess of actual requirements before cur tailment orders went into effect. In many cases manufacturers have obtained 100 per ::nt coal and steel supplies before restrictions went into effect, it was said. Omaha Woman Quits Place With Red Cross Committee Mrs. O. C. Redick Wednesday ten dered her resignation as director of the important post of the bureau oi auxiliary supplies and member of the. executive committee of the Omaha Chapter of the Red Cross, requesting an. immediate acceptance. "This will afford the executive com mittee ample time during vacation to appoint a suitable person to assume the responsibilities of the bureau.' said Mrs. Redick. Mrs. Redick's resignation was a distinct shock to all Red Cross work ers, for her position is one of the biggest placed in charge of a woman in the Omaha chapter. Her work formerly included the whole surg cal dressings deparement of the Cross, all auxiliaries having been ganized under her direction when was declared. Mrs. Redick declined to assign anv reason for her resignation or to dis cuss rumors of friction among work ers. V' "I have served as loyally as I knev how for more than a year and hav enjoyed doing it. I have no furthci plans for Red Cross work, but I am sure there is plenty more that I can do without the responsibility I have borne during the year.". Gould Dietz, chairman, of the Oma ha chapter, expressed deep regret at the news. "Mrs. RediiSc is one .iffe the most efficient and capable women in Red Cross service and has worked hard and faithfully fof the success TO THE BEE Bee (IF fiii GERMANS DEFEATED IN FURIOUS ATTACKS ON ALLIES' NEW LINE U. S. and French Troops Sweep Across Bridget Built Under Cover of Barrage, Push Back Enemy and . , . Hold Positions Despite Frantic Efforts To 1 Dislodge Them. By Associated Press. . With the American Army on the Aisne-Marne Front. Auir."' 7. Under an inferno of shrapnel and machine gun fire and waves of gas the Americans forced their way over the Vesle river last night and early this morning', while rain varying at times from a drizzle to a downpour drenched the battle field. t rench troops already have ican left and the joint movement has straightened, out the line from a point west of Bazoches to Fisnies. . . " mmmm, UKAMtll iilhfJUfl WAY FOR DUTY IN TRAINING CAMP Entertainment Given 108 Oma ha Selects Before They De part for California; Crowd Bids Goodby. : One hundred and eight Omaha men, selected for special training at Mcnlo park, California, were given an entertainment and grand farewrll party last night by the Chamber of Commerce committee and by women of the Red Cross. The men had luncheon at the Cham ber of Commerce at 7 o'clock; The Red Cross distributed cigarets, little French-speaking books . and other gifts. Then the selects marched to the court house to listen to music by a band and singing by the com munity chorus. Patriotic and popu lar songs were played and sung. Addresses were made by Rev. Wil liam Spence, pastor of the Hanscom Park Methodist church, Miss Joy Hig gins, who has returned recently from a survey of war conditions in France and England; by Mayor Smith and by Hon. Thomas J. Nolan. These exercises lasted more than two hours. There was a large crowd present made up largely of the par ents, families and friends of the de parting men as well as other citizens. At 10:45 the march to the station began, the band heading the proces sion and the embryo soldiers being accompanied by several times their number of men and women. . The boys had spent most of the day drilling around the streets of the city. ; A contingent of men from South Dakota, bound for the same camp, left on the same train with the Oma hans. &4 l Ktuue.iart, Photo. ' MRS. O. C. REDICK. of Omaha chapter. No action wil1 be taken on her resignation until the board meeting Friday,", he said. ' J M - : Jin THE WEATHER For Nebraska Generally fair today; warmer in north. .1 Thermometer Beadlnir: S a. m. , .,.,18't a. m. ... .... ,141 T a. m. . u 8 a. n. ...'..74 4 a. m 1A5 P. m. n. m. m. ..;....sa ...... .M ...... .M i.DV ...... 8 P. P P. P. 10 a. m. itt P. P. P. 11 a. m. ..........7(117 ...... .M It m 78 8 .......76 gained positions on the Amer i? he Germans lost considerably in casualties. Prisoners' stories tended to corroborate the opinion of those previously taken that the Germans expect to continue their retreat until the Aisne is reached. r 1 ; Objectives : Attained, t The attack began between 4 a"nd S o'clock Tuesday afternoon. By midnight those on the right had reached their objectives,' . the main highway east and west extending along the foothills that rfse north oi the river and become a series of ter races to tne Aisne. , ; , The left wing was delayed, hut it also reached the line shortly before 8 v The artillery on both sides are still fighting duels, and the German con tinue small arm resistance, . But every hour the positions of the French and Americans are more secure. Advance Under Fire. - - lj Under cover of s barrage the engi neers threw light bridges over the stream, while the officers placed their men in position, working thent down ward toward the bridges. The chal lenges were accepted by the German artillery, and in s few minuses the in termittent reports of the guns which had been heard all day were merged into one great roar. , The clouds, which had lifted alight. (Continued on Pe Two, Columa Two.) Nineteen Killed, 20 Injured in .Tropical Storm in Louisiana t . Lake Charles, La., Aug. 7. Nine teen persons were killed, 20 injured, some probably fatally, Gerstner avia- a! f I I t. ..(!. . ( lion ncia near ncrc vinnauy Demol ished and other property damage esti mated at thousands of dollars caused by the tropical hurricane which struck southwestern Louisiana , ac cording to information that trickled in here tonight from the storm swept district. Sergt. George McGee and Private Lester Williams were killed at Gerst . ner field. Their addresses were not announced. Twenty-two of the 24 hangars on Gerstner field were blown .down and many airplanes destroyed or entirely swept away. . Packer Cudahy's Nephew Arrested as a Slacker Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 7, Gerald C Cudahy, who told the police that he is a nephew of the Chicago packer of the same surname, was taken be fore a local draft board for a physical examination Wednesday afternoon after being arrested on a charge of being a slacker. Cudahy carried a registration card . showing tnat he had-registered at Calexico, Cat., but had never , been given a physical examination and was thereore not placed in any class nor given a number. He said he had been traveling fio much that it had been impossible for him to keep in touch with his local board. Foreclosure Against Men ; In Military Service Barred Chicago, Aug., 7. A , decision set ting the precedent for protecting men in military service from mortgage , foreclosure was handed down today by Judge Theodore Windes in circuit court. According . to the decision Private D, W. Newton, stationed at Camp Fremont, Cal., will not be com pelled to pay the interest on a mortgage until three months after he has licpn rfisrhariyerl from militanv service. ' ' . wiin ;mi Tor nuge ivian An unidentified thief, evidently of prodigious proportions, entered ; the residence of John Golding some time Wednesday morning and did Take, steal and carry away one two-pieo blue serge suit, size 40. i a , UIUL A"A II II. '