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500 SO. PEORIA ST.'
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. 1, No. 106 .Chicago, Monday, Jan. 29, 1912 One Cent
SLIM YOUTlf DOESN'T WANT TO BE SOLDIER ANY
MORE, WHEN ORDERED TO STRIP
Command to Prepare for Medical Examination BBghts Hopes of
" Would Be "Rookie."
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 29. A
slim youth, with curly, dark hair
nd a timid smile, walked into the
united States Army Recruiting
Office here today. .
'Is this where people enlist?"
"This is," said the recruiting
sergeant. "Sometimes they're
sorry for it afterwards." ,
"Well, then, I want to, enlist,"
said the slim youth, throwing for
ward his chest.
"Say, you over 18?" asked the
' sergeant, who had "been inspect-
ing the prospective rookie close-
, "Why ed that is yes," said
the slim youth.
The sergeant was doubtful, but
even if the youth were under the
regulation age, lie wouldn't be the
first boy who had done well by
, "What's your name?" demand
. ed the recruiting sergeant. ,
, "Charles er Johnstone," said
"Al right. Fill out that blank.
Name, age, and so on. Make a
neat job of it, too."
Charles Johnstone made a very
neat job of it.
"All finished?' 'inquired the ser
geant. "Humm ! .' That seems tn
'be all right. Get into the next
room there,-and strip."
"Wh what for?" gasped Chas.
"Medical examination," said
the sergeant shortly- "What's
the matter with yuh?''
. Mr. Johnstone was very red in
the face, and the sweat was stand
ing on his manly, brow.
"Say, you dippy?" inquired the
exasperated sergeant. "I just
asked you to strip not bite your
big toe or anything like that,
G'wan in there, an' look alive."
"B-b-but I can't d-d-do that,"
said Charles Johnstohe, and then,
before the recruiting sergeant's
amazed eyes, flopped down into a
ithair, and commenced to weep.
"For the love of Mike," said th'e
"I d-d-don't want to enlist any
m-more," sobbed Mr. Johnstone.
"No, I. don't yah do,'- said the
sergeant grimly. "Now, what's
your real name?"
"Gladys Glendenning sob."
"An' what made yuh want to
get into the United States army?"
inquired the sergeant.