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5lexlcan crisis, gained so firm a foot
hold the organization is being ex
tended to many seacoast and inland
cities of the nation.
At first the movement was only for
sailors, but soldiers wrote in asking
PLAIN AND CLASSY
Hot Springs, Va. The plainest of
rocks, coats and hats are nowworn
y small folk who belong to the
jroup of fashionable people assem
bled here. A good example is this
play dress for cool days worn by
Virginia Clayton Willys, daughter of
John N. Willys of Toledo and Pasa
for "mothers" and the women ex
tended the movement to include the
The "sons" write back telling they
appreciate the interest their "moth
ers" take in them.
When they are on leave, their
"mothers" await them to see what
their letters actually have done.
Some of the rules of the Mothers'
"Write as though the boy were
your own son.
"Don't send money, but encour
age him to save.
"Get an encyclopedia, select places
of Interest for him to see and give
you a complete description. This will
be of educational value and give him
something.definite to do.
"Make your suggestive influence
clean and help to destroy those of
the saloon. The land sharks are the
sailor's worst enemy. He is ours to
honor and protect in compensation
for his protection of us."
ANY WOMAN MAY BE A 'MOTHER'
Any woman who has interest in
Uncle Sam's soldiers and sailors may
join the Mothers' Correspondence
club and become a "mother" to some
orphan boy in the service.
To "become a "mother," write to
Mrs. Emma F. Ellis, Indianapolis, Ind.
She ha.s a list of the boys who need
the comforts of a mother and the
blessings of a home. She will send
you the name of one of them who will
be your "son."
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
April 24, 1848. Democratic state
convention held in Springfield.
Manufacturers' Record says that
the total value of the south's agri
cultural products, including animal
products, in 1916 was more than $4,
650,000,000, or only 8 per cent less
than the total for the U. S. in 1900.
The patriot follows the flag.
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