Chicago Herald

Saturday, April 15, 1917

President Takes Vigorous Steps to Prosecute the War

Washington, April 6 - With the United States formally at war with Germany, President Wilson, commander in chief of its armies and navies, ordered the full power of the nation launched against the enemy tonight.

Orders for the beginning of the conflict went forth; naval, military and civil forces were placed on a war footing and the nation began a conflict which may last for years.

Battle of the Scarpe

Arras, France, April 14 - Allied troops attacked German defenses near the French city of Arras on April 9. A victory for the Allies came about yesterday, but not before heavy casualty in British troops.