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Your hand-my hand
Every hand in the land stretched out to help
him to VICTORY! That is the way that America
is going to win this war. It is the only way
she can win it.
We are fighting a United German people. Until
everp American is backing the boys in the trenches,
until every hand in the land is stretched out to
help, we cannot expect our army to defeat the
German armies strengthened by the toil and sacri
fice of the one hundred and fifty million people of
Germany and her allies.
This is a war of national resources, and every
one must add his share to America's fighting
strength if we are to make our superior resources
count. Every hand in the k'and must be stretched
out to help our boys if we would send them over
the top to early and certain victory.
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to this boy in the trenches in France.
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FRANCE WILL FIGHT TO
A LASTING PEACE
Victory ,Not Peace, the Gallic Objec- d
tive, Says Lieut. Jean Picard
NO SACRIFICE TOO GREAT i
Former French Officer Speaks at the
Iugenot Church on the Great War
Standing before th chancel rail of
the old Hugenot Churen, the only one
of its kind in America, Lieut. Joan
Picard, late of the French army but
now wearing the red triangle of the
American Y .M. C. A., yesterday de
livered an impressive address on the
great war ,as seen from the viewpoint
of a Frenchman.
The soldie; speaker was presented
to the audience by the pastor, the Rev.
Florian Vurpilot who said: "Today
we celebrate the supreme commemora
tion of earth's greatest sacrifice, Good
Friday. One year ago today it was
that the President of the United
States declared our country at war
with Germany, thus plunging us in a
position to make sacrifices in the
world's war also, along with our al
lies. We are to hear of that sacrifice
today from one who is a Frenchman,
a Hugenot, a soldier and a Christian
Lieut. l'icard's Address
Lieut. Picard said:
"As I go through the camps of this I
country and meet with the boys of the 1
United States army and navy I hear I
them say this concerning Christ and i
this war and their enemies:
" 'As He died to make us holy, I
Let us die to make them free.' t
"Today is the anniversary of the
death of our Lord. It is the anni- 1
versary of the entrance of America
into the war. It is also the (lay when .
men are fighting, what will probably l
be the greatest strug. :le of all time. I
Women-wives, moth" -s, sisters-are
suffering today as Mary suffered 3
when she stood beside the cross. It is 2
a great day in which to think and
speak of this war.
"It is a great pleasure to speak in
a French Hugenot church in Ameri
ca. You, in America, have always
loved France, and yet you have never
before read French news and studied
French maps as you are doing today.
This sibecause your husbands, your
sons, your brothers, either are in
France, or are soon to be in France,
and it is in France that your heart
"You women who have given your
husbands, your sons and your broth
ers have not yet given all, for the war
is yet to be fought; aye, is being
fought, right here in America, right
in your midst, in this town.
"It is not being fought alone by
men in khaki or men in blue, but by
men too old to fight in the ranks, men
too young to fight in the ranks, and
also very largely by women and chil
When the War Will End
"If you were to ask me how long
this war will last I would say I (1o
not care, for what is the length of the
time of the war! What we fight for
is victory! And every night, as you go
to your room, aye, when you kneel to
pray, your question should be, 'Have I
clone all that I could do today to bring
victory to our arms ?"
"Do not assk yourself, 'Have I done
my bit, but (1o I do all that I can; (o
give all that I can; do I give all that
I can to victory?"
"I ask you, do you (1o a:! you can,
(10 you give all you can, and do you
give all that you are to victory? There
is a .way to be sure you are doing
the right thing in every hour of the
twenty-four hours of the (lay, four
things to (1o always.. To do nothing
whatever but to think victory, speak
nothing but victory, pray victory and
keep on smiling.
"All these men anmi these women
wvho tell me they wish to go to Europe
andl can fight just sa wvel! heire in
America, wvhen they say they wish to
fight, then I ask them ho wvmuch do0
you give to the Red Cross ? To the
woman I say about those summer
dIresses, are you going to buy only
what y.u need, or wvhat you wvant?
Are you saving food ? Do you speak
victory to fools and pro-Germans ? For
all fools are not foolish, some are pro
German! Are you that wvorst kind of
optimist,. one who says when he reads
the terrible war news, 'I need not
worry, I know it wvil all turn out all
right, anyhowv.' D~o not be that kind
of an optimist, which is worse than a
pessimist, b)ut b~e the kind of optimist
who says, 'I know it will turn out all
right because~ I am making for vicP
tory, ,because I am doing my full
Will Keep on Fighting
"You know howv France is fighting
today! France will keep on fighting
as long as there is any necessity for
her to fight! IFrance can andl will
stand wvhatever there is nieedl for her
to standl for her to win this fight; no
sacrifice is too great for her to make.
"There is znot one wvoman in France
todlay, who has not lost some relative,
husband, son, brother-yet the French
men keep) up their courage andl these
l rench women keep on smiling. It is
not dlifficult for these to keep) on smil
ing, andl even the men and wvomen,
undler fire in Paris, keep on smiling
because wve know we are right. As
wve are right we will wviun. Whatever~
the sacrifice, a sacrifice madle for
right will win. Two years ago, Easter
Sunday, 1916, 400 came from the
trenches to take part in the Easter
services and to receive their Easter
communion, wvith us there were about
150 women and childlren. We were
four miles behind the lines in a church.
"The minister did not try to teach
us the lesson of Good Friday, or the
lesson of Easter we knew those, but
when we went iack to the trenches
we had heard that the lesson of the
Great Sacrifice would be followed by
the premise of Easter.
Braved Teuton Shell Fire
"As if they had wished to point this
sacrifice, the Germans began to shell
us, but no man, woman or child left
the church. Today you are living your
passion. You read of them who have
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acrificed an eye or a limb or their
ves. Today you may not hope only
o read, you yourself must not sac
ifice your all. You yourselves now
lust fight. Oh,it might last many
tore (lays, or weeks, or months, this
rive. It is the first time in America
'ou feel the drive, it is our fourth. In
914 the Germans made their first
rive-they had guns, and machine
:uns-ten times as many as ours, and
iany more men. They were advanc
ng for five, weeks through Belgium,
ve were obliged to retreat.
To Win or Die
"September 4, 1914, we stopped. We
vere told, every soldier in France was
old, 'Boys of France, you must make
p your minds to (lie where you are
ather than surrender another inch of
rench soil.' We understood then, that
ve had the honor of being called on
o win, or to (lie, and we won!
"Again, two years ago, Pt Verdun,
hey massed all the men they could
md all the guns they could. The
rown Prince had been given all the
non he needed. Again we won, the
'rown Prince since then has needed
ll the victories he could win.
"A few days ago a man came to me,
I man I did not know, but he was in
mniform, and he said 'It is going bad
y', but I said, 'What's the matter,
ren't you in this war to win.' We are
oing to win!
The Hlunnishi Atro':mes
"I had been to Germany before the
var. I had studied three years there.
was fooled, as many others. Since
914 I have seen letters on prisoners,
have seen diaries, I have seen ter
-ible things with my own eyes. At
irst I thought, maybe, we were Chris
ians against Christians, brothers
Lgainst brothers, but now I know; if
hey are Christians they are crazy!
Then you begin to see these things
hrough the eyes of your own men,
f your own boys, through the eyes of
tour own sons, your brothers, your
usbands, you will know it is not
rother against brother, but brother
gainst a beast, the unutterable things
'ou will soon see through the eyes of
our own boys.
"War the war of 1914, did not be
in then, it began in 1854. When Bis
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marck came against Austria to dis
member her and obtain possession of
her provinces, rich in mineral. In
1868 against Denmark, the ettack was
made, and the possession obtained of
the Kiel canal, where the German
fleet now is. The rupture taking place
over Schleisiwig-Holstein. In 1866,
against Austria again, since then in
1870 against Alsace-Lorarine, where
they wanted to get possession of the
minerals of that province for guns
and shells. In 1914 Belgium, which is
rich in minerals, including lead and
magnesia. And the strip of northern
France, rich in coal, iron was obtained
by Germany to make more guns and
The French Remember
"We in France are the sons of the
men of 1870 and we remember.
"I remember one day when I was a
little boy, my father took me on his
knee and he said: 'You little boy, you
will have to go to war. You will have
to be a soldier, because your father
fought in 1870.'
"Will you, fathers and mothers of
today, and the fathers and mothers of
tomorrow have to say the same ? We
want you to be able to take them on
your knees and say to your sons, 'You
littl boy, you will not have to fight.
You will not have to be a soldier. You
can go to your work in peace because
your fathers and your mothers won!"
"When you read the news, think of
the boys fighting for you, think of the
boys dying for you, think of the wo
men of l"ranee, think of the women
of Italy, think of the women of Brit
am, remember the women of Belgium,
and now you women of America, you,
too, remember that the boys of all
these countries are dying for you!
"After the Passion, after the Easter,
after the Resurrection, Christ came to
H is disciples and lie said. 'Peace be
unto you.' But lie said it after the
Passion. le said it after He had laid
down His life.
"A few days ago I met a mother,
on either side of her a ;on in khaki
uniform, she read the news, and turn
ing to her sons she said: 'Boys, you
have a great work ahead of you.' "
AI)VERTISE IN TILE TIMES.
I May Bring
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of war are not enacted
in the home.
mmand and encourage
iock of the great guns,
:umult of battle which
father to a hero's grave
here rise the weeping of
he cries of little children
>ve and care.
ow on the battlefronts
st fall; how many de
emain safely at home.
'ill help to save a soldier's
, and bring him home
rho hold his life far
than their own.
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