General News Notes of the Day, Daily Racing Form, 1918-05-25


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY "For the Germans, as well as for us, the next few weeks will lie a race lie t ween Hindenburg and President Wilson," said Premier Lloyd George in au address at Edinburgh yesterday. "The Germans are straining every muscle to reach the goal firsl. as American help is becoming available for the allies. We are on the eve of a great German attack. Those who know liest what the prospects are, feel most confident about the result. I can honestly say that the government has neglected no possible means for finding out whether there is any honor ible outlet this war, its horrors and tragedies." On recommendation of Secretary Baker, the House Military Committee voted Thursday to include in the army bill a clause conferring on President Wilson unlimited power to call drafted men to the colors. The uurpose of the amendments which Secretary Baker prepared for the military committee is to remove all restrictions and provide for an army as large as the Cnited States needs to defeat Germany, whether it be 5.000,000 or even 10,000.000. Secretary Baker made no recommendation for the extension of draft ages beyond present limitations, 21 to 31 years. The carrier business of the Pullman company has lieen taken over bv the government. It will become a part of the railroad system. The Pullman company will lie paid a rental for its carrier industry based on the three-year average earnings prior to June 30. 1917. The" government, it is stated, will not interfere with the manufacturing end of the company. Premier Clemenceau vesterday handed the five doubled iNiintod star of the legion of Honor to Lieutenant Villelunie. who recently escaiiod from Cermany after killing three german soldiers who tried to stop him. He had previously assisted the escape of a well-known French aviator, whose freedom he considered more valuable to France than his own. Mrs. Rose Pastor Stokes, charged with violation of the espionage act. was convicted by a jury in the Federal Court at Kansas City Thursday upon all three counts in the indictment against her. The offense for which Mrs. Stokes was convicted carries with it a possible penalty of a fine of 0,000 or imprisonment for twenty years or both on each count. a

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