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OMAHA, iTHE GATE City OF; JHE WEST, OFFERS YOd GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES.
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bits; OF NEWS
JAILED FOR SENDING '
MESSAGE TO EX-KAISER.
Dusseldorff, May 3. Commercial
Councillor Underberg, of Moers.
Belgium, near the Dutch s frontier,
instructed his gardener to dispatch
' a birthday message to the former
German emperor. The latter ac
knowledged the compliment on a
postcard which fell into the hands
of the Belgian authorities.
Underberg was sentenced to jail
with a fine of lOO francs for carrying
on forbidden communication with
the former emperor. , , ;
TRAVEL EXPENSES DUE
TO MANY EX-SOLDIERS. ' ;
Washington. May 3. Thousands
of soldiers, sailors and marines dis
charged from service between November-11.
1918, and February 28,
,. 1919, may file claims with the audi
tor of the . War department for one
' and i one-half cents per mile for
travel expenses from the place of
discharge to their homes. This was
decided today by Comptroller of the
Comptrdller Warwick held that
the act of February 28, 1919, allow
ing five cents a mile from the place
of discharge to the actual bona fide
home or residence of a discharged
man was retroactive to November
11.; Men discharged between those
dates, were allowed only three and
, one-half cents a mile, however, un
.' Am m f rtrm m at ' f ' -
The comptroller declined to estab-
. jish any general rule by whiclj au
thoritiel can determine what consti
! tutes the "actual bone fide home or
residence", of a, man. , , , w ,
-paIiorama of 'Victory"1
' thrills new yorkers.
New York, May 3. One of the
most novel and spectacular parades
ever held ,on Fifth avenue, a "Pan
orama of . Victory, . staged by the
army in the interest of the1 Victory
loan, thrilled thousands today and
brought home many a full realiza
tion of America's barticioation in
For more than four hours, over
five miles of march, there was un
folded an ever-changing, vivid pic
ture, of the marvels of the mighty
army America raised to help defeat
Germany. , t .
THREE UTAHANS FINED
FOR SHIPPING LIQUOR.
San Francisco; May 3. Joseph
Eccles, president of the American
Sugar company of "Utah; Joseph
Browning, son of, the inventor of
the Browning machine gun; and J.
H. Devine, a Utah attorney, were
'fined $1,000 each today by Judge
r ir.n tri. nt linitoH
States district court, after they had
( pleaded, guilty to shipping liquor
into dry territory The shipment
was made for personal use, it was
UNCLE SAM'S DEBT ... ,
' Washington, May 3. Public debt
. nf UnitrA Stair BnTfrnmin!
was reported today by the-4rasury
Most of th'eprtriits Liberty
bonds of the first, second, third and
fourth issues,' the Victory, Liberty
loan noV being included to any great
extent. No deduction is made for
the $8,852,000,000 loaned to foreign
governments, t Consequently the net
debt would be approximately $16,
000,000,000. The treasury plans to issue other
bonds this year and next year to
meet the fag ends of war expenses,
but in the aggregate these are not
expected to amount to more than
$5,000,000,000, so that the gross pub
lic debt of the United States' is ex
pected by officials to be in the
neighborhood df $30,000,000,000
when the period of war financing
ends. ' i
4 The treasury now has a working
balance of $1,052,000,000. and it
holds $2,568,599,000 in gold. , Silver
dollars in the treasury 'have been
redrced to $229,71 l,00p.s by melting
down of approximately $260,000,000
of silver dollars for export to In-
dia " ' .
LEAPS FROM AIRPLANE
AND LANDS UNINJUFED.
Atlantic, N. J., May , 3. Jeans
Ors a French airplane expert,
leaped from a parachute from a fly
ing machine 1,000 feet, in the air to:
day, speeding at a mile a minute
over the flying field in Chelsea, and
landed safely within the enclosure.
The jump was made in compeition
for the $500 Bennett prize. Others
may later cdntest for the trophy. ' f
FOR ELECTION FRAUDS.
Chicago, May 3. The Cook coun
ty March grand jury today returned
indictments against 10 persons
charged "with election frauds in the
February mayoralty primaries, the
accused, including three women and
six, men. precinct judges and clerks
of elections. It was the first time
women had been charged with ir
regularities since they obtained suf
frage in Illinois.- y .
HARVEST WAGES 50 CENTS
HOUR IN WESTERN KANSAS.
Hutchinson, Kan., May 3. Wheat
growers from 35 western -Kansas
counties today, adopted ' a harvest
wage schedule f 50 cents an hour
for a 10-hour day, with extra pay
for overtime. This wage applies to
shockers, barge men, pitchers and
helpers around stacks,, drivers ol
,1 i... -a nr.. ..,:i.
teams will receive 70 cents an hour,
and stackers 60 cents. ;',
BUDAPEST IN PANIC
Budapest, May ; 3. (Delayed)
Any hour may see a change in the
jriiniatry from soviet to social demo
cratic in order to save the city from
occupation by -m the ' advancing
Czechs, Roumanians and ; Serbo
French troops directed, it is stated,
"by General Berthelot. , '
The city is quiet, but there is a
feeling of panic lest thexreds engage
in massacres of the bourgeoisie be-,
fort the allies reach the- city and cn:
tire families are fleeing. The last
train for Austria, which now is ;the
only frontier open, left Wednesday
afternoon crowded . to the utmost
with men, women and children,
standing in alt the cars, gild reached
Kamprj- at Z o'clock
VOL. &LVUI NO. 47.
Test Case Brought by -North
Dakota Involves Huge
Sums for Shippers of
Washington, May 3. (Specials
Restoration of $130,000,000 to peo
pie of the United States, excessive
charges made by arbitrary order of
the .United states' railroad adminis
tration may follow a hearing which
opens here tomorrow before ; the
United Mates supreme court in an
action brought by William Langer,
farmers attorney general of North
"Fighting Bill," they call him out
r l:- i ...i
ill ins iiuiiic aiciLj:, wncic d, Btdic a
attorney of "Morton county he was
first given the title by securing
bench warrants for and arresting
168 blindpiggers and prohibition law
violators ail in one clay, and later
convicting them all. He was elected
attorney general of the state on a
fight against so-called "big busi
ness," which was claimed to have
manipulated grain prices to the loss
of the farmer.
.Then he broke with the radical
leaders of the Non-Partisan league
and wai charged with having de
serted to the same big business or
For Increased Rates.
Monday. May 5, in refutation of
the Non-Partisan league charge, he
will open action befor the supreme
court of the United States in a fight
for the eventual restitution of the
greatest ' amount of money ever
asked' in any lawsuit .in. the history
of the" world; " . . -
. If he wins his case, the railroads
of the United States must refund
$1,750,000,000 collected since Decem
ber 28. 1917,. the date when McAdoo
raised the railroad rates on passen
ger and freight traffic, ...!.,'
Incidentally the supreme court of
the. United States has broken all
precedent. The annual spring recess;
since the organization of the federal
tribunal, has always been taken the
first two weeks in May.
Because of the tremendous im
portance, of the case the court has
abandoned its spring recess for the
first time in history and by co
operation of Director . General of
Railroads Walker D. Hines, and his
counsel, Attorney Charles Donnelly
of the United States, and Attorney
General Langer of North Dakota,
has s v 'he action for hearing just
two wtks after it was filed.
The action against the federal
railroad administration was launch
ed in North Dakota. But that
state would secure a refund of but
$10,000,000 out of the estimated to
tal of $1,750,000,000. .
This history of the case dates
back to Augusts, 1916,' when con
gtess attached a rider to the army
appropriation bill authorizing the
president to take over the railroads
in time of war through the secretary
of war. The Mexican trouble was
then at its height.
On March 25, 1918, after the gov
ernment had taken over the rail
toads. Secretary McAdoo issued an
(Continued on rage Seven, Column
Triple Funeral for Three
Greder Family Members
Will Be Held on Monday
The bodies of Mrs. George Greder
nd her 2-year-old daughter who
were murdered by Jhe crazed hus
band and father early Friday morn
ing will be buried Monday afternoon
in Mount Hope cemetery beside the
body of the man who slew them and
then killed himself. .
Funeral services will be held at
1 :30 Monday afternoon at Crosby
Undertaking rooms, the Rev. C. E.
Harmon officiating. . f
Greder, it is believed, rose early
Friday morning, locked his-8-year-old
son in a bedroom, beat his wife
to death with a baseball bat. cut her
threat and after severing the head
of his baby daughter from its body,
shot and hanged himself. The three
bodies were found Friday night by
Gilbert, the 8-year-old son, who had
,been held a prisoner all day in the
bedroom. ' , V.
Gilbert Gredei-, left an orphan,
will go to Buck Grove, la., to live
with his aunt Mrs. Katherihe Grife.
Three Americans Decorated.
London. May 3. Three captains
of the American army medical corps
received the British military cross
from the -hands of King George at
Buckingham palace today. ' The
American officers were Captains R.
Giles, D. Murphy and F. Stone.
Once. More the American 'Flag is. -on Every Sea. The Liberty Loan Put It There.
, ; v - : The Victory Loan Will Keep It There. ' ;
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Oaaaa . O. aar
Mrs. Draper Smith Demands
That Public Welfare Board
Investigate Drug' Traffic
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Purpoje is to Institute Inquiry to Ascertain Why City
I and State Officials Are Treating as a Dead Letter
the Nebraska Statute Regulating Sale and Use . of
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. JlrS. Draper cXthj
FOUND IN PARIS
Congressman Green of Iowa
Tells of Bitter Feeling To
wards Wilson and Mem
bers Peace Conference.
(By a Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, May 3. Congress
man William R, Green left today for
Atlantic, la., for a brief stay before
the convening of congress, which
the congressman predicts will bei
called about May '26. He'wiU'be in
Council Bluffs the latter part of
Judge Green, with a number of
colleagues, including Representative
Ramseyer of Iowa,'-- returned this
week on the Leviathan from an ex
tended trip over the battlefields of
Europe, including visits to FraYice,
Belgium and the territory now oc
cupied by U. S. troops in Germany.
During his tour in the devastated
districts of Europe he traveled 2,000
miles by automobile and was given
exceptional opportunity to view the
carnage wrought by the Huns. Con
gressman. Green returned to the
States with the 168th regiment of
the 42d division, known as the
"Rainbow" division, the regiment
being under the command of Col.
M. H. Tinley. of Council Bluffs, and
largely recruited in the north Iowa
district, which Congressman Green
Tells of ConditionE.V
"It is necessary for anyone who
desires correctly to understand con
ditions abroad to visit Europe," Rep
resentative Green said.
"The press dispatches arc so cen
sored, or for some other reason, do
not correctly describe the situation.
I found when in Paris inuch con
flict over peace terms and the league
of nations. Not only the London
and Paris newspapers, but also the
residents of these cities were strong
ly criticising members of the peace
conference for the delay.
cut many of them were especial
ly bitter against President Wilson,,
and showed a bad feeling toward
this country, while our nation ?:ad
no claims or controversies that were
its own. Representatives of each
nation seemed tp think that America
ought to be on their side and when
they did not get what thty wanted,
blamed it to meddling on the part
of our delegates. ,
Some friction also had arisen
between our soldiers and the people
of France whom our men said were
continually overcharging "-them. On
the contrary those stationed in' Ger
many spoke highly of the treatment
which they received in that country.
the more friendly-spirit that char
acterized the reception of our con
gressional! delegation in Belgium
was in marked Contrast to the spirit
that seemed to prevail elsewhere at
that time, at least the Belgians were
very friendly to us. . . '
Complaintr of Men.
','The camps we inspected were in
good order; even that at Brest .is
(Coatlnned on rage Seven, Column live.)
i Following revelations published
in The Bee showing the threatening
danger to the community, because
of the increasing and vicious traffic
in narcotic drugs, Mrs. Draper
Smith, prominent and influential
social worker and public, spirited
woman, yesterday declared she
would immediately take the matter
up with the Public Welfare board
with a view to ascertaining the true
state of affairs. ;
Mrs. Smith made known her pur-
, pose to institute an inquiry 'espe
cially with reference to learning
why city and state officials are
treating as a dead letter the Ne
braska statute, which passed the
legislature of 1915, regulating the
sale and use of narcotic drugs.
Law Demands Records.
: Chapter 195, Section 4, of the acts
' of the Nebraska legislature of 1915
provides a law prohibiting physi
cians to prescribe narcotic drugs to
addicts without first consultation
with another reputable physician,
and ii the event ,it is found neces
sary to give cocaine or morphine
to the patient, the statute requires
that a permanent record showing
the details of the transaction be
kept in the office of the physician
who administers the drug. The law
also provides that the attending phy
sician shall make a report within
five days after the prescription is
written to the office of the county
-.v County Attorney Shotwell de-
i l i i : i
of this character since he asumed
the duties of his office.
It is further provided by the
state1 law that persons addicted to
the excessive use of morphine or
cocaine shall be committed to ihe
Nebraska hospital for the insane.
No ; provision is. made for im
prisoning 'addicts in the city or
county jail, or in the Detention
Home and treang,, them there
Tfie'Taw specifically states that hey
should be treated in the Nebraska
hospital for the insane.
Will Take Matter Up.
"I shall take the matter up imme
diately with the Public Welfare
board," said Mrs. Smith,- "and learn
what is being done. I am not fa
miliar enough with the situation to
condemn any particular person for
neglect, indifference or with protect
ing the peddlers of drugs. An ex
planation is.due, however, and I
shall endeavor to make the, proper
inquiry,' ard present the subject to
the Women's Civic club." 1
Reputable physicians . and nurses
with extended experience in treating
patients who are addicted to the
drug habit with one acclaim almost
condemn the methods used at the
Detention home. Physicians who
have made a special study of treat-
ting untortunates wno nave taiien
victims to the habit have declared
that the quantities of drugs given
for weeks and months after the pa
tients are admitted, as is known to
be the practice at the Detention
home, 'encourages the habit.
At the state institution in Lincoln
the most violent cases are taken off
narcotics" entirely three days after
admission, according to Dr. J. P.
Sullivan, who for years treated drug
addicts, at the Lincoln institution.-
Small Doses of Morphine.
"During the three days we al
lowed them to have cocaine or mor
phine," said Dr. Sullivan; "they were
allowed to have only two or three
very small doses."
Charges have been made that Dr.
Palmer Findley and Miss Alta Ber
ger, the lattemp until recently raa-
(Contlnued en Page Seven, Clnmn Two.)
New Law, if Needed,
to Punish Anarchists
Washington, May 3. "If further
legislation is necessary to punish
bomb makers and bomb senders,
and the advocates of anarchy, bol
shevism and violence," said Repre
sentative Mondell of Wyoming, who
will be floor leader of the republi
can majority in the next house, to
day, "the new congress can be de
pended upon to provide it." "
Mr. Mondell expressed the opin
ion that there already was suffcient
law' on the statute books to deal
with such malefactors f
"The greatest of alt' crimes jn. a
free country, under a 'government
of, for and by the people, such as
ours," he . added, "is the preaching
and practice of the doctrines of an
archy and violence." , -
Loan Medals Awarded.
Washington, May 3. Brig. Gen.
Herbert M. Lord, army Liberty loan
officer, and his assistant, Capt. Rob
ert W. Daniel, today were awarded
Treasury department medals for dis
tinguished service in behalf of the
various Liberty loans.
MORNING, MAY 4, 1919.
OF J U GO-SLAVS
Forces Start Northward and
Eastward to Intercept
- Troops Drawing Toward
Vienna Railway Lrne." -
Vienna, May 3. (By' The Asso
ciated Press.) Italian troops : sta
tioned in Carinthia are advancing
northward and eastward and have
occupied a bridge over the river
Jugo-Slavforces, it is added, have
attacked the Austrians btween Lai
bach and Klagenfurt. w.'th the ap
parent object of reaching the rail-!
way line to Vienna, which is held by
the Italians. . :
Heavy Fighting at Munich;
Prince Among Hostages Slain
Berlin, May 3.-t-(By The Asso
ciated Press.) Heavy fighting
marked the entry of Bavarian and
German government troops into
Munich, the communist stronghold
in Bavaria, and there were heavy
losses on both sides. ;
The government forces 'entered
the city after a communist offer to
negotiate had been refused. The
attack was carried out by Prussian,
Bavarian and Wurttembcrg troops.
Among the hostages said to have
been shot in Munich by the com
munists before they were over
powered were Prince Albert of
Thurn and Taxis, Prince von Wred$,
Privy Councillor Albert Doederlein,
and Prof. Franz von Stuck.
Prince Albert was head of the
Bavarian branch of the family of
Thurn and Taxis. He was married
to Archduchess Marguerite of Aus
tria and was one of the leading no
bles of Bavaria.
Berne, May 3. (Havas.) Des
perate fighting between government
forces and communists is proceed
ing north and east of Munich, ac
cording to advices received here.
Already more than 100 persons are
reported, to have been killed. -
The red guards, before evacuat
ing Munich, destroyed all docu
ments at police headquarters, wip
ing out the records of 50 years
Roumanian Army Reported
to Have Occupied Budapest
Londbn, May 3. The Roumanian
army is reported to have occupied
Budapest, according to an Ex
change Telegraph dispatch from
Berlin. , .
The Roumanians yesterday ef-,
fected a crossing of the Thies riv-'
er, at Szolnok and Tisza-Polgar,
according to advices from Budapest.
Miskolez, 90 miles northeast of
Budapest, has been evacuated.
Czech forces have advanced near
Baflreve, the main caute of this
military , success being, lark of dis
cipline by the Hungarian troops. , "
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Hall II yaan. Daily,
The Final Drive
Woman Swallows Poison
After Quarrel With Sister
Miss Daisy Blair; 21, Attempts to End Life; Left Home
Week Ago in Driving Rain Storm; "It's All Over
Now," She Tells Niece. -
Miss Daisy Blair, 21, swallowed
a large quantity of poison at S
o'clock yesterday afternoon at Park
and Woolworth avenues, after a
quarrel with her sister, Mrs. C.
McDermott, 3114 Woolworth ave
nue. Until last Sunday Miss Blair
lived at the McDermott home.
Miss Ann McDermott, 22, Miss
Blair's niece was with Miss Blair
at the time, of the attempted suicide.
"My aunt has been depressed and
irritable for two or three weeks, .
said Miss McDermott.
''She was always impetuous and
when an argument" arose last Sun
day at breakfast about some peanut
butter, Miss Blair left tl e table. In
the evening she left the house and
did not come back until Saturday
afternoon. Then she packed her
trunk and had it taken to 1029 South
Thirtieth street. ..
"My aunt asked me to walk to
the drug store at Park and Wool-
FIANCEE OF GOV,
HARRISON IS ON
WAY TO WEDDING
Mother of Youthful California
Bride-to-Be Opposes Match
and Will Not Attend Cere
mony; Groom Much Older.
.... . .
By Universal Service.
New York, May 3. The wedding
of Elizabeth J. Wrentmore, youth
ful California girl, to Gov. Ifran
cis. Burton Harrison, of the Philip
pines will take place May IS .at ythe
home of the governor's mother'' in
Washington. A brother (of Miss
Wrentmore, ' Ensign George C.
Wrentmore, Of 'the United States
navy, will give the bride away; the
mother, who opposes the match, will
not be present.
Miss Wrentmore is 18 years old
and Governor Harrison 46. This
will be Governor Harrison's third
marriage, itiss Wrentmore's father
is dean of the University of the
The bride is now on her way east
for the nuptials and Governor Har
rison ill 'leave for , Washington
about May" 10. He is at present
devoting himself to boosting the
Victory lc-an and has just concluded
his conferences here with the Philip
pine' commission. ;
worth avenues. I didn't know what
she bought. But when we got out
on the street, I asked her what it
was. She' held up the bottle. It
was marked 'poison'.
"She took a hair pin and drew the
cotton from the neck of the bottle,
then poured some tablets into her
palm and took six of them while I
struggled to get them away from
her. She handed me the bottle and
said, 'It's all over now.'
Miss McDermott took her aunt to
the McDermott home and called Dr
Louis Swoboda, who had Miss Blair
removed to St. Joseph's hospital.
Miss Blair's chances of recovery are
Mrs. J. W. McPherson. 1029 South
Thirtieth street, to whose home Miss
Blair sent her trunk, said Miss Blaii
came to her home last Sunday night
in a driving rain storm with only a
nickel in her pocket, saying she had
been driven from her sister's home.
Miss Blair was a bookkeeper em
ployed at the State Bank of Omaha.
VIE WITH GIRLS
TO GREET BOYS
Fair, Maidens Storm Groups
of Bashful Soldiers at Wei-:
come to Ambulance Men;
Youth and Age Mingle.
IValor was ingloriously defeated
m the encounter with beauty at the
reception given for the 335th am
bulance company at the Auditoriilm
Saturday evening. Fair maidens,
conquerors of many a hero's heart,
stormed the citadal held by a group
of bashful members ""of the com
pany, and each annexed a prisoner
in the form of a dancing partner.
The "wall flowers" were well en
trenched in the rear row of chairs,
but the fair heroines easily over
came Jhe obstacle and succeeded in
dispersing the enemy.
To enticing tunes played: by a
well-trained colored orchestra the
heroes finally succumbed. Once on
the dancing floor of the Auditorium
they gave way to the blandishments
cf the fair tempters. Soon the mer
ry dance was oji in full swing, all
the returned mentbers of the-ambn-lance
company, for whom the en
tertainment was given, taking part.
Sweethearts seemed to predomi
nate among those vvho had assem
bled to welcome the men back to
the city, but a liberal sprinkling of
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King Albert. Petitioned to Re
fuse to $ign Pact (as
Prepared by Allied
'J . 'VO;.'
BrusselsMay 3. The cabinet, af
ter a meeting with King Albert to
day lasting three hours, deferred de
cision on the peace conference.
Th premier told the newspaper
correspondents that the position was
grave. . , -. -
A petition has been presented to
King Albert by the, National Polit
ical committee that he refuse to sign
the peace treaty. This committee
represents 100,000 members and 300
The National Beige says that the
maintain Belgium's territorial and
finaticial claims in their entirety.
Emile Vandervelde, minister of
justice, after a long interview with
King Albert, has left for Pans with
the mission to transmit to Ihe Bel
gian delegation' instructions not to
sign a treaty which does not contain
a clause guaranteeing the economic
future and military security of Bel
gium. ' -
Allies Charged With J..
Truckling to Japan
in Chinese Statement
The attitude of the council of
three regarding Fiume is compared
by the Chinese delegation in v. its.
statement with the reported solution
of the Shantung problem by which
Japan is to get the former German
rights there and later is to hand
over the territory to China, r -
The Chinese statement says it is
intimated that the decision favora
ble to Japan was made in order to
save the league of nations. It is also
pointed out in the statement that
there was a secret agreement be-(
tween the allies to support Japan's
claims of which China had no knowl
China claims that Germany s
rights in Shantung were abrogated
when China declared war tgainst
Steamer Built in ,
... Making New Record
' Portland, Ore., May 3. When the
8,800 ton steel steamer. West Chlat
tala, was launched today at the
yards of the Northwest Steel com
pany here, a' speed record for the
United States in shipbuilding was
Thirty-seven and one-fourth work
ing day of 16 hours elapsed ' be
tween the laying of the keel and the.
hour of launching, shipyard officials
declared. The keel was laid on
March 18.Y ' '
The previous record was 41 days.
Party Leaders Disapprove'
Tageblatt Editor's Views
' Berne,' May 3. (French Wireless
Service.) Theodor Wolff, editor-in-chief
of the Tageblatt of Berlin has
announced his intention of resigning
from the executive committee of
the German democratic party.
According to reports from Berlin,
Herr Wolff has not been in agree
ment with other leaders .of the dem
ocratic party, especially' because of
his support of the socialists against
his own party.
The difference is said to have
reached a crisis when Herr Wolff
threw his support to the demand
that busts and portraits of the for
mer emperor be removed from the
schools. " .
Discharges From Army
Reach Total of 2,072,00u
Washington, May 3. Demobiliza
toin of the army has returned 1,942,
391 officers and men to civil life
the War department announced to
day. Of these 103,524 were in tin
commissioned grades. The total
authorized discharge was announced
as 1 2,072,000. and of. these 789,320
are men returned from overseas.
Volunteer enlistments continue to
increase, 23,663 recruits having been
officially recorded. "Of the ,men
signifying for particular service.
6,187 asked to be sent to the army of
occupation and 1,243 to the Philip
pines. ' " .' ' -
Sykes io. Airplane Fall
in Which Pilot Was Killed
London, May 3. An airplane, in
which General Sykes, controller
general of civil aviation, was mak
ing a flight," fell today at Kenley
and the pilot. Captain Knott, waa
killed.- , General Sykes was bi
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