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THE BEE: OMAHA, MO
NDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1918.
Stage Favorites Who Are Playing for the Boys in Khaki
Latest Yankee Ace May
Austrians Bagged bv the British.
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Jeatf 0 French Military
Missim in Northeast.
1. Members of a Y. M. C. A. Theatrical Corps Giving Open iir Performance to members of a Machine Gun Battalion Directly Be
hind the Lines France. Copyright Committee on Public Information. 2. Mr. Winthrop Ames, Famed in Theatrical Circles, Who Aids Y.
M. C. A. Entertainment Work for American Soldiers in France. 3. Margaret Mayo, Y. M. C. A. Entertainment Worker in France. 4.
Irene Franklin and Burton Green, Y. M. C. A. Workers Who Are Entertaining American Soldiers in France.
U. S. GUN PLANT
COVERS MILES IK
German Artillery Nest Smashed by Allied Guns.
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Admiral Mayo Arrives in
British Field Front Where Damaged Airships
Are Fitted Over.
GENERAL VON PALKENHAW
Started a drlre against the Roumam
lans In Transylvania, two years agjl
today, September 30, 1918.
Find a Roumanian. .
Top tiit down in cloud
Handles U. S. Publicity
Great Ordnance Branch Built
by Americans to Keep
Steady Flow of Guns
Correspondence of Associated Press.
Central France, Sept. 19. Artil
lery and airplanes are going to be
two of the decisive factors in win
ning the war, according to the mili
tary experts, and here at this little
interior town can be seen what the
ordnance branch of the American
army has built up in the last four
months, to keep up the steady flow of
v artillery, arms, ammunition, machine
guns, tanks, and all the material of
combat, toward the fighting front.
It is one of the mammoth insti
tutions which has suddenly sprung
up with the coming of the Ameri
cans and, since April last, it has
spread over an area of several miles,
with two enormous gunshops, two
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tractors, two more for assembling
and repairing artillery of all kinds,
another for machine guns, rifles and
small arms, with huge foundries and
forges for the casting. Along with
these are going up four great ware
houses for housing all kinds of
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The big government arsenal at
Rock Island, 111., is the only thing
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with this plant, and yet it is 90 per j
cent completed after four months of
There are two stacres in the stearlv
up-keep of the cannon and all kinds
of weapons, going forward to the
fighting lines. The first stage is in
the zone of the advance, along with
the army, where a number of ord
nance shops are operated to meet !
immediate requirements in the field, I
to remount crippled cannon and to i
get the guns back into use with the
least possible delay. The shops
move forward with the troops, with
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and parts to do quick work.
- French Pattern Used.
So, for the present at least, much
of the vast supply of guns, great
and small, moving forward to -the
firing line is of trench pattern or
French make. The splendid artil
lery 'results in the recent fighting
tell how these guns are operated in
American batteries. And yet it is
oniy iair to tne American fighting
force to recognize that they are not
yet fully equipped with their own
arms, and that from this time for
ward there will be a steady increase
of American metal and American
high explosives as well as American
airplanes in the crucial phases of the
4 An imposing array of all the
types of big. guns now in use is to
be seen in the shops here with
4,000 gunmakers advancing them
through all stages. On one side
are the monster guns mounted on
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6EEMAK ARTIXX&BCT POX,
Group of Notables on Vacation Party
Gen. Smuts, Former Boer
Leader, to Visit U. S.
Hussanek to Form
A Coalition Ministry
London, Sept. 29. A dispatch to
the Frankfurter Zeitung from
Vienhna gives a report that, after
Emperor Charles had conferred
with Foreign Minister Burian, Bar
on Von Hussansk, the Austrian
premier, and Alexander Wekerle,
the Hungarian premier, on the Bul-
! garian situation he charged Baron
von Hussarek with the duty of
forming a soalition ministry.
Washington, Sept. 29. A dis
patch from Switzerland today says
that the Vienna Arbeiter Zeitung
reports that the victories of the
entente in Macedonia and 'Pales
tine are making a profound impres
sion in Austria. The semi-official
papers are trying to reassure public
opinion by pointing out that only a
rupture of the Belgradt-Constanti-nople
line in the region of Nish
could mean a catastrophe for the
central powers and that it is a long
way from the present front to Nish.
The Arbeiter Zeitung replies by
stating that the Austro-German
troops rapidly covered greater dis
tances in their Serbian campaign.
Left to right: E. N. Hurley,
chairman of the United States ship
ping board; John Burroughs, Amer
ica's noted naturalist and author; T.
A. Edison, the all 'round "wizard"
of inventions; Henry Ford, the
"wizard" of industry; H. S. Fire
stone, well known tire manufacturer,
Akron, O., and Prof. R. L. DcLoach,
Chicago's prominent edtiratnr
These men gathered at Pittsburgh I
immediately aner Mr. Firestone's
Homestead Outing party and went
on a touring camping trip roughing
ii iur iwo weeKs among the moun
tains and valleys of Tennessee, West
Virginia, Virginia and the Carolinas.
inch and 9.2 howitzers drawn by
tractors. Other forms of this heavy
artillery are the 155 miUimeier, the
4.7-inch, S-inch and 6-inch guns, in
the field guns of the famous French
75 pattern and the 155-millimeter'
howitzers. They look doubly mon
strous in their war paint, with fan
tastic camouflage smeared over rifles
and huge armored trucks.
The smallest field piece in this
vast arsenal is the little French 37
millimeter; or one-pounder, which,
under the Hague convention, is the
minimum gun firing explosive shells
L-ven in this workshop where the
railway trucks with 8 inch, 10-inch i runs are be-'ne hurripH fnrwar,i tn
line iront, .one ooserves that the rerifling. . The bizirer a c-un is twi; ,,, ';. ;..t .-. V,
( i ww a --w o''& wuj jvi mam ouyyiy Will
jonivv hulks nun e men, l'j-incn i pu
and .12-inch rifles and the huge 8-1 th
same Hague convention which the
enemy ignores is being observed by
The larger stage of the work,
shorter is its life for effective
shooting. The 12-inch gun has a life
of 350 shots; the seacoast 14-inch
whirh rnV g- .l x "l.' gu"' ca"abIe of 'hooting 21 miles,
fiauil u !,nuhe facr,of t ie has a ,if of abont 150 shots. The
fighting, comes back here to the big smaller French 75 is good for some
exte'nsivFZlnV0 d ? f 10'000 rou"ds- But "he" limit
thXnn J nf th ,Wrk'' .?S I ''S Te3Ched' the " mUSt back
m ?v,C h"vy 8T' the here t0 be made ov"- s use as
UTTJLl n e $r ch"Zes a gun is in no way impaired, and
and all classes of artillery work on with a new cylinder in the barrel.
In the heavy and constant artil
lery actions now going on the big
guns are put to a severe test and
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mtic uiusi ue i.cnucnt rerivjiiiT cnt
and new spiral rifling to keep the
shell whirling, the gun is as good
While this big institution is keep
ing up the s'eady supply of guns,
large an.l sma'l. in the fighting now
sooner or later come from America
when its vast productive resources
get in full operation. There are
cheering reports of how this produc
tion is fast increasing, particularly
in machine guns. But big guns
and their mammoth tractors can
not be turned out in a day and after
that is the problem of shipping
such unwieldy monsters across the
Missing Aviator Returns
Bringing German Prisoner
With the American Army North
west of Verdun, Sept. 29. Lt. John
Wentworth, an American aviator,
who had been reported missing, not
only has returned safe and sound,
but brought with him a live Ger
After the other members of his
squadron had turned back Went
worth learned he had been out
maneuvered by a German airman
who had cut him off from his com
panions and was driving him south
ward. Wentworth gave battle to
the. enemy and brought him down
alive near Toul with his plan only
Six Perish in Storm.
Tampa, Fla., Sept. 29. Six per
sons lost their lives during a storm
which swept over the western coast
of Florida from the gulf yesterday
with property damage totalling sev
eral hundred thousand dollars. It is
estimated the wind attained a velo
city of 100 miles an hour.
Execution in Russia
Stockholm, Sept. 29. General
Soukhomlinoff, minister of war in
the Russian imperial cabinet from
1909 to 1915, who was, reported
court-martialed September 6 and
shot the same day, has succeeded
in escaping from Russia after a
most adventurous flight. He was
arrested upon his arrival on Finnish
soil, but will be granted his free
dom at a station in Finland where
his wife went after her acquittal on
a charge of high treason, i
O AFTER THE TRADE
through a well lighted window
display. Mazda lamps of all
descriptions are sold by
NEBRASKA POWER COMPANY
Labor Alliance Approves
President Wilson's Speech
New York, Sept. 29. The Amer
ican Allianme for Labor and Dem
ocracy approved President Wilson's
speech opening the Liberty Loan
campaign in a statement last night
declaring that "Under such a ban
ner as ours, inscribed with such
principles, no real democrat and no
true follower of labor's cause can
remain inactive or continue in a po
sition of opposition."
Austria Desires Peace
Conference in Holland
The Hague, Sept. 28. The Aus-tro-Hungarian
ing to an official statement issued
today, has suggested to Holland that
it would appreciate it if any con
ference of the belligerents arising
out of the recent Austrian peace
note could be conducted at The
Reserve Sank Rediscounts
Increased to Two Billions
Washington. Sept. 29. On the
eve of the fourth Liberty loan cam
paign the amount of bills redis-
counted by the 12 federal reserve
banks and secured by government
obligations increased $91,643,000
during the last week over the rec
ord of the previous week, amounting
Gus Guirono Injured.
Gus Guirono, 1111 South Twelfth
street, sustained severe injuries
about the face and hip yesterday,
when his wagon was run into by a
truck belonging to the city, and
driven by Ed. Sorenson, 3622 North
Sixtieth street. Witnesses to the
accident state that the truck skidded
on the wet pavement, thus causing
Sorenson to lose control of his car.
Tlie accident occurred at Twenty
fifth and Cuming streets.
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Thousands of women tnr mr tmtf
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how they entirely avoided nervous spella
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