army bill draft deadlock broken 1917

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army bill draft deadlock broken 1917 - VOL. XLII. NO. 113. DEADLOCK DH ARMY BILL IS...
VOL. XLII. NO. 113. DEADLOCK DH ARMY BILL IS BROKEFi WHO AGREE DM AGE LIMIT Men 21 to 30, Inclusive, Subject to Selective Draft and Registration Will Be Until Way Within Fortnight After Bill Is . Signet y the ! President Wn Vnlitnfaavc of All in Mnntitra W IV1U1UEEIO U JUI IU lUC03Ult, Finally Thrnwn fluf Armv ence ReDort ComDroraise - Become Law Within a Few Days : Washington,- Washington,- May 10. The long deadlock of , senate and house conferees on the selective draft military bill was broken today today with agreement on a compromise measure under which a great war army would be raised by selective conscription of men between the ages of 21 and 31. . , ... . ; Authorization for recruiting Col. Roosevelt's proposed volunteer volunteer division for service in France, .written into the bill by the senate senate and, defended stubbornly bythe senate conferees, ' finally was thrown out on the insistence of committeemen, representing the house. In return the house 'yielded to the senate's proposal for prohibition at military posts. j Will Be Law Soon. " The conference report is expected to be given approval by both senate and honse in a few days, and within two weeks after the president has affixed affixed bis signature registration' ot those eligible for conscription will be under way throughout the. country. Some already have selected their registration boards and, the war department department has erected a vast and intricate intricate war machine for assigning and organizing the conscription. They will be assembled at training camps in September. : . The compromise bill is understood to be generally satisfactory to the administration administration and ' to the army general general staff on whose advice the original bjll was framed. ' The mos,t important important ' change made in It- It- waft in the age limits fixed by the staff at 19 ana 25 inclusive. The senate made them 21 and 27 and the house 21 and 40. The' ages ' named ),n the conference agreement are 2t t$ 80, inclusive, making the , draft applicable to all male voters under 31. Although there has been, no direct authoritative expression expression from the- the- white house regard? ,Jng ihe Rposevelt volunteer proposal, proposal, administration opposition to it has been inferred from the fact that no provision for Volunteers was contained contained in the bill as sent to congress from the war department. With- With- the Roosevelt proposal the conferees also also threw out a senate amendment under under . which three regiments ' of volunteers volunteers could have beep enlisted for service on the Mexican border. The section dealing, with, exemptions exemptions from draft was , rewritten ; In part by the conference committee and -provision -provision was made for, hearings in exemption applications before local civil tribunals with the right to appeal appeal to a second tribunal and finally to the president. Two of the house conferees refuset to sign the conference report. Representative Representative Anthony, of Kansas, ' would not accept it .because t.he Roosevelt amendment was stricken out. ' Representative Kabn, of California, California, would not agree to the prohibition prohibition amendment,-contending amendment,-contending amendment,-contending that it reflected on the moral standards of the nation and that regulatory provisions provisions should be left to the president. president. Republicans in the senate who have favored giving Colonel Roosevelt authority authority to raise and take American troops to France declared tonight that an effort would be made on the floor to have the senate insist on the retention retention of this feature. Another vote on the proposal may also be forced in the house which has once rejected rejected it. The general expectation however, however, Is that the, conference decision will prevail. , . The prohibition provision as agrees to excludes liquor, beer and. wines from any military post but does not forbid selling or giving these beverages beverages to soldiers except when in uniform. uniform. It may not suit some of the radical prohibitionists but in view oi its broad . character they are expected expected to accept it without a fight. The conferees put. in to the bill an amendment giving the president power to organize and equip for each infantry and cavalry brigade three machine gun companies, and for each division of thetie services, tour ma chine gun companies in addition to those comprised in each organization of these units. He also was given authority to organize one armored motor motor car machine gun company for each division. , ' , - ' . Exemptions. ' Exemptions from the selective draft were left virtually' as originally suggested by the general staff. Those absolutely will Include officers of the United States and any state or territory; territory; ministerial students of recoR-nized recoR-nized recoR-nized divinity or theological schools, and members ot "any well recognized religious sect or organization '.at present organized" whose "existing creed" forbids participation in war. The last are not exempt from non-combatant non-combatant non-combatant service. - In addition, the president . is authorized authorized to exclude or discharge from draft the following: '" County and municipal officers, custom house clerks, postal' employes, workmen in navy yards or arsenals or armories i others in the federal government's em-. em-. em-. ploy whom the president may desta-nr-; desta-nr-; desta-nr-; desta-nr-; desta-nr-; pilots and mariners actually er -yeil -yeil in sea" service; ' "persons t Jn i-'.istrJes, i-'.istrJes, i-'.istrJes, including agrl-C agrl-C agrl-C ta.tB t:oesiry tti BY CONFE rl RAACflVolt Hiiticiaii Amotion IIUUOVIVU 1I1W1UU niUbUUll iKWUj Post Prohibition Remains onfer Gives General Satisfaction d Will the , maintenance of the military establishment establishment Or the effective operations operations of the military forces or the maintenance of national interest during during the emergency"; those : having persons dependent upon them for support; support; and those found to be physically physically or morally deficient. The section relating to tribunals to-' to-' to-' hear pleas for exemptions provides provides that there be civil and net military hearings. Tribunals are to be established in each county of each state, or in cities, one for each 30,- 30,- 000 inhabitants. There are to be three persons on each board appointed appointed by the president. There will be an appeal tribunal in each federal judicial district. The president would be the final court of appeal. ENLIST WITH ARMY Local 'Recruiting Officers Send Away the Biggest Group:. Since Their Arrival Arrival ' Eighteen of ... the thirty-four thirty-four thirty-four recruits recruits accepted and sent' away by local local officers of the United . States army yesterday, were Altoonans, and the group of rookies proved the largest largest taken in a single day, since the recruiters arrived. ' ,. ' . No new men were obtainedat the naval station and Sergeant Nale, the marine corps officer, landed but one recruit during the day. He was William William House!, Tyrone, and was sent to Pittsburg headquarters for ' further examination. Captain W. F. Harrell, of Harris-burg, Harris-burg, Harris-burg, in charge of the Pennsylvania district, of which Altoona is a part, arrived here last evening to inspect the work of the local officers. He , expressed himself as being highly gratified with" the efforts of his aides here. Postmasters in many towns are lending valuable co-operation co-operation co-operation and many prospects have been obtained. It is expected that the banner day will be today for all branches of the federal defense forces and the recruiters recruiters in the city are preparing for a busy period as a result of the definite definite fixing of ages of men subject to the army draft bill Those accepted by the army yesterday yesterday are: - , Altoona. Ralph L. Orr, 1X7 East Crawford avenue. . George E. Mclritlre, 1524 Tenth Rupert J. White, 217 Third avenue. William F. Myers, 1422 Thirteenth avenue. Donald N. Yarnall, 800 Howard av enue. Paul A. Just, 200 Fourth avenue. Raymond C. Cole, 921 Seventh ave- ave- nue, Leon B. Brubaker, 1027 . Sixth av- av- enue. Charles R. Conrad, 1500 Eighth avenue. avenue. G. Dewey Detwiler, 322 Willow av-enue. av-enue. av-enue. Clarence . A. McManamy, 214 East Fourth avenue. David J. Kirk, 103 Third avenue. Clarence F. Kauffman, 1506 Sixth avenue., ' John E. Wellder, 2515 Eighth avenue., avenue., ' , Frank O.' Bait, 829 Sixth avenue. E. M. Walter, 1819 Fifth avenue. Melvin R. Matchley, 717 Willow av-enuel av-enuel av-enuel t Roy A. Coleman, 1718 Sixth avenue. avenue. Other Towns. Frank F. Bollinger, Ammon R. Ky-lor, Ky-lor, Ky-lor, Carlton C. Hall and Joseph L. Mgnddrft all of Huntingdon ; Grant J. ' Rhodes, - Six Mile Run; Benjamin F. Conway, Chickasaw, Pa.; Park Berkhelmer, Osterburg; . 'James L. Gossard, Lewistown; Stuart D. and C. Fred Taylor, 'Hughesville; Shannon Shannon L. Moore, 'Alum ' Bank; ' Adam Meikeljohn, Oallitzin; David B. Fickes, Ihiler; Harry W. Piper, Lilly;. Lilly;. Qulncy .A- .A- .TpPPor, and Frank W. Eouey,Er.:ttEtuo

Clipped from Altoona Tribune11 May 1917, FriPage 1

Altoona Tribune (Altoona, Pennsylvania)11 May 1917, FriPage 1
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