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to the to to includes and to - to has the recover the - are the as no of in by in all It the pur this to as RUSH SIBERIAfJ PUNS Censorship Forbids Mention of Troop Movements STATEMENT DUE TOMORROW Probably Will Disclose Part of Program Program Executed Red Cross Has Arranged for Ship ment of Supplies Japanese Chief of Staff Gen Baron Uyehara May Command Allied Armies British Troops at Vladivostok French on Way Plans for the organization and dispatch dispatch of the American military contingent contingent to Russia to cooperate with the forces of the allied nations in Vladivostok are being worked out by the army general staff Beyond the statement issued Saturday by Acting Secretary of State Polk that the American forces would be a few thousands in number no intimation as to the size of the contingent has been given At the War Department yesterday it was said tjiat by tomorrow Gen March chief of staff would be able to give out a statement of as much of the plans as safely may be disclosed at this stage Statement May Follow Action Meanwhile the rules of censorship regarding - the actual movement of f troops do not permit of any specific statements at this time of what is f being accomplished but there is a good reason to believe that when Gen March makes his statement if will I disclose the fact that it follows rath er than precedes the action that has been determined upon at least in some of its leading features Meanwhile there is no objection to the statement that if the military laws that govern joint action by international international military forces are to be observed in the case of this Siberian operation as there is good reason to believe that there - will be the senior officer of the international force will be in supreme command This rule prevails even where the different national national forces making up the join expedition expedition work on concurrent lines In that case the natloni commanders haying cotiSiete control jof their own forces are bound to - obey the general rules of the campaign outlined by the supreme commander Japanese Likely to Command In this case it is assumed that Japan Japan by reason of her priority to the scene of action and the excellent condition condition of her army and transport service service will supply thejargest single body of troops in the undertaking and therefore following military rules would naturally assign to their command command an officer of higher rank than those in command of the smaller American and entente forces In the opinion of the officials here this officer will be Gen Baron Uyehara chief of staff of the Japanese army The fact is recalled that the only Lnotable violation of this International rule of courtesy was on the occasion of the joint expedition against the Boxers in hina more than a decade ago Then the kaiser though his contingent was less than some of the others rushed a field marshal all the way from Europe to China in order through his superior rank to be able to claim Germanys right to command the expedition No such small statesmanship statesmanship is expected to be displayed on this occasion however Red Cross Sends Supplies - The Red Cross has been forehanded in arranging for the participation of that organization in the Siberian enterprise enterprise and already has arranged for the shipment to the Far East of quantities quantities of supplies likely to be needed This is to be done in addition to the usual hospital service which falls to the Red Cross Though Acting Secretary Polks statement made it appear that only America and Japan were in position to render immediate military assistance in Serbia information has reached Washington that responding to the State Departments appeal for aid the British already have landed a battalion battalion of troops at Vladivostok while a similar force of French troops from Tonquin is due at the same port at any moment Naval Force at Hand Admiral Knight commanding - the American naval forces on the Adriatic station already is at Vladivostok on his flagship and is in communication twice each day with the Navy Department Department here It was said that he would of course cooperate with the military authorities in the execution of their program using for this purpose the vessels of his fleet It is not permissible permissible to indicate just where the American American troops are to come from but in view of the known relatively small number of seasoned soldiers anywhere near Vladivostock the principal force must be drawn from a distant point which would seem to place the initiative initiative in a military sense upon the Japanese Japanese forces There will be no armed resistance to the landing of the International soldiers at Vladivostok as the port practically is dominated by the Japanese Japanese and British navay and military forces already there though so far these have not interfered with the functions of the local authorities Assurance that no trouble is to be CON TIN UKD OX SECOND PAGE from Crowder and next day all 45 to of age 000 that said be days the three in August floor Senate and August few leaders to abeyance be discussion the 18 men be be his would In General we not the days basis minimum the therefore Class irrespective as assurances could there 18 follows persons times neutral citizen service withdrawingwithdrawing of shall military

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  1. The Washington Post,
  2. 06 Aug 1918, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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