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February 28, 1918

Who's in charge? The Philadelphia Home Guard leadership is in disagreement over who is in charge and inability to define a role of the 5000 volunteers. Having spent $22,500 on uniforms, no mission has been accomplished, the Mayor, the uniformed police, and a civilian director all claim supremacy. The distribution of food has been disrupted by rail system problems.

Source: "Home Guards Clash on Authority," Evening Public Ledger, Final Edition, February 28, 1918. Page 1, Column 3.

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