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May 22, 1918

The executives of all the railroads are fired to be replaced by new federal directors appointed by Director McAdoo. The food shortage in Germany is reported as critical. The head of the deep south section of employment services suggest it is time to enforce the vagrancy act, if men don't work they don't eat.

Source: "Presidents of All Railroads Are Removed," The Pensacola Journal, Pensacola, Florida, May 22, 1918. Page 1, Column 3. 

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