The News and Herald
T. M. SEAWELL & P. M. DEES
TERMS IN ADVANCE
Six Months .................................7
Four Months............................. .5
THE CALL FOR THE NEW ARMY.
The bare fact that President Wilson has aske
Ccngress for authority to raise an army of fou
millions of men should strike some people in thi;
cointry with a severe jolt. "Oh, it wvill soon b~
over," or "I hope it wvill end soon," has been thi
burden of the song of the would-be slacker. Witi
it he attempts to got by in his pitiful evasion o
the calls of his government for the unstinte
support of loyal sons. President Wilson woul(
never call for such an army had he the least hopi
that the end was in sight. We have been assure
by the Allied leaders that our strength must b4
thrown into the fray before victory can even b
hoped for. And with the calling of this immens'
force, the companion call will go out for thos'
~left at home to sustain these armies in the field
eOur sons, our brothers. husbands and fathers ar4
going "over there." Mark well the man or th~
woman who seeks by any pretext to escape hi
oi bor just share of responsibility for their sup
29yt. Yes, the hour has arrived when we mus
include the women in this grave responsibility
No one who can by any possible means contribut
has now the right to lag behind. Slothfulness
inactivity, wastefulness, idleness, must be obso
le.tie words in the vocabulary of Americans unti
our boys shall have forever put to rest that ac
cursed nightmare of Prussianism.
"CAST THY BREAD UPON THE WATERS.
Next week is Red Cross Week. What are yo
going to do that in after years you may not b
ashamed off the part that you played in the grea
ga.me of saving humanity2
- This great Red Cross stands above the smok
f.battle and the dust of violated homes, a guar
oyer the remnants of the races of men, th
World's greatest sentinel. Will you help kee
it .there ?
Let us look at the question squarely.
jHere we are, eating three times a day, home
clean and complete, friends near by. Inconver
iced now and then, but independent and af
-Weh have paid out some Red Cross money a
wvhiie back, too.
Paid it out--and forgotten it. That's how:
much it hurt.
Might not be a bad idea to have a look at!
what that money has been doing?
Mlaybe it will be good business to sort of
check things up.
(Maybe it will be good for our souls inciden
That money went, dollar for dollar, where it
Idid a full day's work, wherever it was.
Three cents of it may have had the honor of
~disinfecting with iodine the three orn wounds
of an American soldier on the French front.
Or it may have had the less noble responsibility
of pinning a warn belly-band around a six-year
old Antoine out back of Novon.
No use,-we can't figure this Red Cross
Itask in cents worth.
~There's the whole path of ruin from Belgium
Ito Switzerland, just to visualize one thing at a
.time. Where our allied lnes have advanced, the!
land has been swept clean by the enemy. If your
Red Cross money went there it very likely pro
vided pots and pans, food and clothes, beds and
blankets, for the repatriated people.
~And who are these people anyway?
Three years ago they were prosperous and
contented-self respecting, steady, saving,
hard-working, everyday small-town citizens;
though living all their livesunder a half formedi
diread of the thing that came at last.
~Now they have "the earth under them and thre
sk over them"-not one thing else. Their sens
are figh tng, destroyed, or ill used prisoners.
Their daughters are "missing."~
It's for you to say where this great work of
,mercy shall stop. Whether the great Heart of
America will speak again in the same wonderful
voice that poured forth the hundred millions
Sof the first Red Cross War Fund. Those mil
lions have fought the good fight--they are
The Red Cross is yours, just as our Army andj
eNavy are yours; yours to support with the!
same fervor and loyalty that leads you to the
bottom of your purse for Liberty Bonds.
It's for your voice to say whether your Red
Cross shall falter now or sweep onward, greater
and more helpful than ever before
- And it's your dollars that must answer.
PARADE FOR RED CROSS
Plans have been made by the Ameri
an Red Cross for the biggest nation
vide series of parades erer held in one
ay. Fifteen hundred cities and towns
are included in the plans which can
emplate the participation of more
han five million men and women.
hese parades will be held on Satur
ay 18.th. two days preceding the sec
ond Red Cross Campaign to raise one
undred million dollars for war relief.
Red Cross Cross Nurses will have
he place of honor in the parades.This
s because of the arduous and heroic
abor to which the nurse is assigned.
nd furthermore, since nursing was
he fundamental service on which th'
rganization was founded, she symbo
izes in the public mind the spirit of
he Red Cross as nothing else can.
The nursing section will be led by
embers of state and local committees
receded by banners giving the total
pumber of Red Cross nurses from
he particular city or county on active
uty with the army and navy, or dira
etly under the Red Cross.A Red Cross
nrse bearing a Red Cross service flag
ith blue stars bearing the number on
ative duty will also precede the uni
A number of different uniforms
howing the scope of Red Cross nurs
ing service will be in line. The nurses
n the military hospitals of this coun
try will wear the regulation white uni
orm with blue cape and Red Cross cap
[hose on European service will wear
heir street uniform-blue serge suit
ith ulster, dark blue hat and tan
hoes. There will aiso be the service
niform of grey cape, white collars
nd cuffs, and Red Cross cap;the rainy
ay uniform of long rubber coat and
at; the tropical uniform of pungee
uits; panama hat tan shoes, long blue
veil and the dark blue uniform of the
[own and country nursing service. Af
ter these will come the Public Health
nrses, who are on duty in the zones
urrounding the cantonments. Then
here will be the nurses on special ser
vice who will wear a chevron on their
sleeves. They will be followed by the
ome Defense nurses, available for
pecial duties in their home localities.
'hey will wear a special Red Cross
adge and a white hat,but not the reg
ulation Red Cross uniform. Closing
p the nurses line will be the dietitians
n uniform, including the First Aid
students, and the department of Red
Thre s-cond sectionP of the par;eantI
w ill be the chapter members, with the
w omen leading.This section will close
wit "human Red Cross"in marching
line consisting of women forming the
Red Crioss flag,. Those in head dress:
w~ill form the cross with others in
white Red Cross uniforms making tne
Mothers who have sons at the front
or in the army will make up the thi:d
section. These women will carry the'
service fiags from the homes whence
the American army has been drawn.
The fourth will be the Military Con
tingent, including the regulars, men,
in training, and the Home Defense;
bodies. The fifth will be a group of:
sympathetic and affiliated local bod-.
ies, such as the Junior organizations,
including the Boy and Girl Scouts and:
school children; and such civic bodies
as city officials, Boards of Trade, and
commercial and industrial groups.
All the plans for the parade have -
been completed and directions issued
to Red Cross Chapters. Various units e
will be drilled during May so as to
give the marchers a certain touch of -
miitary precision. It is the inten
Ition of the Red Cross to make it the
biggest project of the ki-nd ever at
temped, usteing s may -men, C
women and children into line as possi- (
ble in the different cities. c
Mrs. J. E. Bruce's piano and voicet
pupils gave a most interesting and
enjoyable recital at her home on Tues- I
day evening. A number of friends I
were invited and very much pleasedC
at the success of the occasion. The -
pupils all did well, and some showed
remarkable skill and talent.
After the recital delicious fruait
Ipunch was served in the dining room.
The punch bowl was in a bower of;
roses and the room lighted only by
The program follows:
Duet-Miss Pearl Crawford and
Spelling Class-By Eight Pupils.
Piano Solo, Rosebud Waltz-Essie
Chorus,America, the Beautiful (Fera
Duet-Margaret Haynes and Mrs.
SongACorte Heart (Ambrose)
Pin SoiloeGrana's Waltz (Steal
Duet-Lousie Stevenson and Mrs.
Song, Childhood's Evening Prayer
Piano Solo-Susie Timms.
Reading by Mrs. Seawell.
Duet-Eula Brice and Mrs. Bruce.
Piano Solo, Eidelweiss Glide Waltz
Piano Solo,Grande Polka de Concert
Song, Just Like You (Steinberg)
Duet, Johnny Jumpup-Essie Horne
.nd Mrs. Bruce.
Duet-Bessie Moore and Mrs. Bruce
Song, Mine for Life (Bernhartt) .
Piano Solo, Clover Leaf (Powell)
Chorus, American's Farewell (Vick
rs) -Voice Class.
Song, Honolulu by the Sea (Frost)
NOTICE TO REGISTRANTS.
The Local Board is just in receipt
f an order from the Prevost Marshal
seneral to the effect that the nexxt
all for men from this county will
e for the 37 white men mentioned
i our issue of last week and that
hese men will be expected to entrain
n the morning of the 25th. This
eans that they are called to re
ort o the Local Board at six o'clock
n the afternoon of the 24th.
T. A. W. ELMGiREN
Optometrist and Optidian
1207 Hamptn Street
Colnmhia, Som'n Carolina.
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