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LIFE OF NATION DEPENDS ON PATRIOTISM OF
WOMEN, SAYS MABEL NORMAND
Patriotic emotions are born of a
strong1 body .and high mind- The
BY MABEL NORMANp,
Famous Movie Star
Patriotism in women is,often a de
ierminng factor in the perpetuation
of a nation. Despitemy career, if
I were married and my husband was
at the Itont, that is where I would
be. I believe in the patriotic woman.
N She is the life-blood of every nation.
Her willingness to endure suffering
- and hardship is the greatest inspira
tion to every man who is called in the
defense of his country. v .
"What would the national prepared
ness movement have been without
the women's support? They braved
the burning sun of many cities to
march in demand of adequate pro
tection of the nation against the ag
gression of aliens, arid encouraged
many of the menfolk, who might
'otherwise have been apathetic, to
follow their example.
War brings out the true character
of women, just as forcefully as it
does that of men. It serves to dis
tinguish real love from a profession
of love. It turns hearts inside out
and makes them readable.
Girls of the present generation un
fortunately have not had the oppor
tunities nor the incentive to develop
the spirit of patriotism that domi
nated the natures of their mothers
and grandmothers. Modern achieve
ments in the world of invention, and
science have removed the inconven
iences arid hardships of yesterday.
Luxury and ease have come to
take the place of labor and toil, and
the' tests that developed stamina in
the time past, today exist in memory
only. The rose-strewn pathway, to
gether with the nervous tension of
the age, has tenaea to awan tne vi
world has been moving too fast; the
time has come to reduce speed,
throw out the clutch and appty the
brakes. Readjustment, immediate
and radical, is imperative. . ' .
pages of history are filled with evi
dence of the truth of this sentiment
We have only to look back upon the
lives of Mollla Pitcher and Joan
d'Arc, whose names will never die,
for convincing proof.
Molly Pitcher, during the battle of
Monmouth, in revolutionary times,
"manned" a cannon in her husband's
place when he was made helpless by
an enemy's shell, and prevented the
gun's capture by the British. v
'Joan d'Arc, mounted on a horsoat
the head of the French columns, won
a great victory for her people, driv
ing the enemy out of France.
These are surely two great exam
ples look to them, girls! .
TRAINMEN ELECT OFFICERS
The legislative representatives of
the Brotherhood of Railway Train
men, numbering sixty and represent
ing 16,000 Illinois members, closed
their conference with the election of
officers. Much important work was
done. The big legislation to be asked
for at theroming session of the' state
legislature will be: Full crew law,
car limit law, absentee voters' law
and the anti-injunction law. The rep
resentatives heartily endorsed a reso
lution favoring affiliation with the
Illinois Federation of Labor. Follow
ing officers elected: Wm. A. Robin
son, Chicago, chairman; M. M. Mor
rissey, Bloomington, vioe chairman;
J. S. Williams, Kankakee, sec'y; H. L.
Donaldson; Peoria, legislative rep.
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' New York. Justice Louis ,D.
Brandels of U. S. Supreme court pre
sented with testimonial of gratitude
tality of present-day girls. The-j"for his" services to Jewish people,
signed by -8,000 persons of 210 cities,
Tarrytown, N. r. John u. Rocke
fellers' sleep disturbed by explosion
of boiler which wrecked greenhoue