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troops on the battle front in Europe?
Just now there is no such handy
name. The American people ought
to find a name descriptive and
snappy for their hoys in olive drab.
The Day Book and 200 other
American newspapers are on the
hunt for that name.
All other soldiers at' the front are
known by some familiar name.
The French "Poilu" is known
wherever men gather.
The British "Tommie" will never
answer to any other name.
The-Australians and New Zealan
ders together are known as the "An
zags." The Canadian has adopted "Tom
mie" for his name perhaps because
the home folk didn't christen him by
any other until the adopted name had
grown too fast.
So there must be a name for the
brave fighters that go from the
United States. It must be a distinc
tive American name with zipp to it
Right now, let's name the Ameri
can soldier. Let's give him a name
that will go with him to the trenches
a name that his deeds will make
live through all history.
TODAY'S WAR RECIPE
(From Britain's Official Win-the-War
Boiled Pork Put the' joint of pork
into a large stewpan and cover it with
warm water. Bring this to a boil, re
move any scum that rises and boil
for 10 minutes. Add an onion and a
carrot (cut small), with a dozen
peppercorns, and simmer till the
meat is done. If the pork is very
salty, put it on in cold water instead
of hot Any joint of pork can be
cooked in this way.
Eat slowly and live longer.
HERE'S FIRST HINT OF WHAT
FALL FASHIONS WILL BE LIKE
A coat which looks like a one-piece
dress contains the first prophecy of
what fashions for fall will be like. -
v .This artistic .garment is a smart
combination of blue and beige "La
Jerze." It buttons straight down the
front and is loosely girdled with a
The impression conveyed both by
its line and its color is that of a short,
dark jacket worn above a plain light