General News Notes of the Day, Daily Racing Form, 1917-12-14


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY Congressional opposition to government operation of the railroads is said to be crystalizing rapidly. The older members of the Senate and House have let it be known that they do not think the railroads liavc had a square deal. They have conveyed to the White House a broad hint that they think the plans of the roads themselves, as enunciated by Fairfax Harrison, which would permit the roads to continue operations under the committee of operating vice-presidents, should be given a "fair trial." Mouktnr Bey. one of the Turkish delegates sent to Switzerland for the Berne conference on exchange of prisoners, has asked Constantinople for full power to negotiate a. separate peace with British delegates, according to a report printed in I-a Suisse yesterday. Confirmation is lacking. The socialists polled seventy-eight per cent of the total vote in the recent municipal elections at Leipzig, Germany, according to the report pubilshed by the Berlin Vorwaerts. This represents a five per cent increase over 1012, when the last previous election was held.

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