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NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY AUGUST 80. 1918
The many friends ot Miss Jennie
L. Petway of 32 Josenh Ave., ex
tend her a hearty welcome in their
midst after an extended visit to her
Auntie Mrs. Mary E. Bowling of
Adairsville, Ky.. She was accom
panied home by her grandfather.
Rev. Jas. Keill.
airs. Prudence G. Allison, who has
been confined to her room for sev
eral weeks is convalescing and all
smiles from receiving many cherry
letters from her husband uverthero.
Her many friends wish for her a
Go to the Clarke Pharmacy Cafe
teria Annex 1714 Jefferson Street.
Open 7 to 11 p. m. Adv.
. Mrs. Ed Scruggs has been in
city ten days visiting her cousin. Mrs
i-liza .Mays, 90ti ,.lirrisnn street. Slie
will spend the week-end with Dr. and
Mrs. p. J. Coleman of Wharf Ave.
Mrs. Willie Thompson formally of
Nashville hut who has lived in New
York City for a long time is spend
ing a few days with her friend Miss
Gertrude McFerrin, 119, e :Mth St
Chicago, in. M;,ny social functions
have been extended her.
Go to the Clarke Pharmacy Cafe
teria Annex 1714 Jefferson Street.
Open 7 to 11 p. m. Adv.
Mrs. Wm. II. Long has returned
after visiting in Chicago, 111 and
Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Long was with
her cousin while in Chicago. Mrs
Wm. A Peebles of North Artisian
Ave. Rev Wm. H. Long and Mrs.
Longs brother, Mr. Cary C. Roland,
who is in training at Camp Taylor are
well. Rev. Long Is Chaplain there.
Mrs. John Dozier of Nashville Is
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Tom Foster In
Columbus, Ohio. Mrs. Dozier will vis
it other northern cities before return
Go to the Clarke Pharmacy Cafe
teria Annex 1714 Jefferson Street
Open 7 to 11 p. m. Adv.
Mrs. Joseph Patterson and daugh
ter Miss Murline Patterson of 1919
Cedar street are spending a few weeks
at West Boden Springs, Ind. They
are guests at the Hotel Waddy. After
leaving the springs they expect to
visit Indianapolis, Chicago, Cleveland
and other points of interest before
they return home.
Mrs. Geo. Cage of 1604 Harding St.
has returned home from Gallatin,
where she has been for the past three
weeks at the bed side of her sister,
Mrs. Minnie Parker. She raeports
that her sister is much better.
THE NINETEENTH ANNUAL SES
SION, NATIONAL NEGRO
(Continued from Page I.)
brimful of interesting facts and
greatly inspired the vast audience.
The message brought by Captain
Splngram and eloquent accentuated
by Dr. Roman, of Nashville, Tenn ,
who also elicited unstinted applause
from theaudience that filled Fitzger
ald's Auditorium, in which most of
the sessions were held, was one
fraught with facts of vital Import to
the race and nation.
It was clearly demonstrated at this
session that the mantle of the illus
trious Dr. Washington has fallen upon
Dr. R. R. Moton, principal of Tuske
gee Institute. Every time that ho
spoke he was given the kind of ova
tion which showed that his 'eadetship
is appreciated by the masses of the
races and leaders of the race from
every section of the country.
Hon. Emmett J. Scott in beginning
mD viiiyuaiwii on -winning th eWar"
made one of the best patriotic ad
dresses that has been delivered in this
city. Throughout his memorable ad
dress he reached his vast . audience
and aroused a kind of enthusiasm
that is needed for the winning of the
Mr. Scott in his report called atten
tion to the fact that in the first reg
istration 737,626 Negroes were regis
tered out of a total of 9,586,508;
that is to say 7.69 per cent of the
total registration of June 5. 1917 was
comnosprl nf Mor. -..!...
total number of colored men caiied by
he Provoat i Marshal General's office
. .,vf,, lemsuanis. xne
ui any including July is inis
was 227,541 while the total 'number
...icu iu august s, 191$
He spoke in detail of what the col
oral people of the country are doing
to help win the war. mentioning
among other things that some forty
colored chaplains ure now serving in
h?. i'0"8,1 Arniy nI(,ns with e
thousand colored officers who have
been commissioned as captains, first
and second lieutenants in the United
Mates Army and in tho Medical Re
WAR FOR LIBERTY.
In his address hn snWT tho Von i..
i no present war for liberty and world-1
wide democracy was proving to be a
noblo and inspiring figure. The re- j
cent exhibition of independent valor!
on the part of Negroes in France !
served to bring anew to the people of I
this country and the world at largo i
worm ob t le Ni'crn na p tMr. i..
the productive and protective forces
ot the republic.
Two divisions of Negro troops are
now In Prance with eight combat reg
ments to be trained in various can
tonments in the country. He called
attention to the authorization by the
War Department of the colored Red
Cross Nurses and spoke of the oppor
tunities that are being provided for
the technical training of colored men
in many institutions of learning.
His address was followed by Capt
Arthus Spingarn, of the Surgeon
llTmcei Dr' C' V- RnH,
who has been employed to improve
th health conditions among the Ne
gro civilan population around canton
ments and camps: also by. Dr. George
E. Haynes, Director of Negro Eco
nomics, Department of Labor; Dr C
v' Jlas 0ne f ? the secretaries' of
r. M. C. A. work among colored men;
Dr. G. W. Caba Uss, Y. M. C. A. sec
The symposium discussion as to
what Negroes are doing to help win
thft war proved to be one of the inter
esting ieaiures of Thursday
Among the many
speakers and risttors were Judge
Robt. Terrell, Dr. George E. Haynes,
Director of Negro Econtmics of the
Department of Labor; Mrs. Booker T.
Washington, A. U. Craig, of the Food
Administration; T. M. Campbell, Dis
trict Agent of the Extension Work in
Alabama; Dr. J. W. E. Bowens, Prof.
W. T. B. Williams, C. C. Spaulding.
and a number of bishops and Major
J. T. Tandy, the noted architect.
THE FIRST SELECTIVE SERVICE
LAW WAS PUT IXTO EFFECT
It's All Wrong, Mable, to Think lien- j
, . v. , 1 ' l,ta lrom .
GUI War Link Ti.ktn from Days:
ot the Rebellion. :
Cen. Enoch Crowder
shal. it i
reported, got his idea for
th emadiinery for the selective ser-
ice from an old army book which dc-1
senlus the draft during the dayi if'
the civil war.
Hut the truth has at hist come on:
Alter perusing the Bible a bit one
cannot help but appreciate that Gen.
Crowder and his aides are exceeding
ly close students of the book.
The whole thing is in chapter 1 cf
j the fourth book of Moses, commonly
called .Numbers. 1 ho book says that,
the Lord ordered the first selective,
service, for He commanded Moses to
register all males from 2U years old
Draft ollicials say this discovery is
a great relief to them, for it gives
them a perfect comeback, for ,any ,
student of divinity and conscientious
obpector who affects an overwhelm-!
ing dislike for the draft because it!
isn't iu the Bible. j
If draft ollicials wil study their!
theology they wil be able to quoto
verse after verse to divinity students
that will leave them, so to speak,
nonplused. Instead of laying a
linger on the nearest copy of the se
lective service regulations, all they
will have to do is to turn to the book
Even the date of the registration
was sent In this work, Here it is:
"And the Lord spake unto Moses
in the wilderness of Sinai, In the
tabrnacle of the congregation, on
the first day of the second month in
the second year after they were come
out of the land of Egypt, saying:
"Take ye the sum of all the con
gregation of Israel, after their fami
lies by the house of their fathers,
with the number of their names,
every male by the polls.
"From 20 years old and upward,
all that are able to go forth to war
in Israel, thou and Aaron shall num
ber them by their armies.
"And with you there shall be a man
of every tribe; everyone head of the
house of his fathers."
That's just like saying the gov
ernor of every state shall have
charge of the draft in his state, isn't
There were even exemption pro-1
vided by the Lord for He commanded
Moses to exempt the Levites, who
were appointed to be in charge of the
tabernacle. And He told Moses to
register the sons of Gershom, from
30 to 50 years old, who were to be
enrolled in labor regiments.
And so it was with some of the
other tribes. All Gen. Crowder had
to do was read up a bit in his Bible
to get a line for his selective service
regulations. And all divinity stu
dent who say the draft is wrong
ought to brush up a bit too. It's in
Moses registered 603,550 among the
tribes of Israel for general military
service. There were class 1 men.
Toledo (Ohio) Times.
FRENCH TIRLS TOLD TO PUT ON
BEST MANNER AND MARRY
Fusion of Races Welcomed in Paris
But Fear Americans ' Will Bring
Wives Away After War. ,
(Correspondence of the
PARIS, Aug. 28 "Let me give
you a little advice," says a writ
er in tho Intransigeant, addressing
himself to the maidens of France.
"There are many Americans in
France and you know very well
how 'charming they find you.
They find our women more disposed
to be fellow workers with them than
those of other countries, they appre
ciate you highly, hut my dear little
s you must not be friv-
"Americans are grown-up chil
dren, somewhat ingenious, a tritle
i puritan, and quite ready to marry
you, and an American husband and
a French wife make an excel
lent married couple. So do not
waste tho chance of that marked
purity which is so seldom found
among the men of ancient Europe."
Another writer, in the Petit Jour
nal, welcomes the report that American-French
marriages are becom
ing very common, as excellent from
the idyllic and sentimental point of
! view, also for the fusion of the two
races, but expresses some anxiety
as to its rffnet. on tho rpimmilntlnn
! of Frnnrn Mo fnnrs Hint whnn tho
ttar is ()vei'' tl,e American husbands
carry away their French wives
across the Atlantic nnd France will
loso tlmt many households, a loss
tnut the country is in no condition
Tno writer quotes a letter that he
has received from a French girl en-
gaged to an American, In which she
says that she had laid down no con
ditions in accepting the proposal but
had made her finance understand
that after the war there would be
work for every one in France and
so he had promised to remain in
France and if children came they
should be French citizens.
"There's a good example," com
ments the article: "let all French
girls follow it. America wil not be
perceptibly poorer and France will
be enriched. It is one more kind act
that we can beg from our allies and
one they are not likely to refuse."
A PEEP INTO THE FUTURE.
Third Ave. Baptist Church Choir.
Under the leadership of the organ
ist, Mr. Robert Roach, the Third Ave.
Baptist Choir is looking forward and
peeping Into the future when they
shall have a piano and the musical
part of th services shall be more in
teresting. Hence the choir is putting
forth strenous efforts and endeavor
ing in every possible wav to rnlHA
money to purchase a Piano, They are
soliciting aid from th members of
the church and all friends who de
sire to help. Already a number of
friends have contributed.
A LABOR DAY MESSAGE.
By W. B. Wilson.
Secretary of Labor.
This Labor day finds America at
the greatest crisis in history. The ,
Nation is engaged in the greatest war;
the world has ever seen, and upon i
the results of this war will depend j
the fate of humanity for centuries.
We have sent a great Army abroad :
t0 co-operate with the armies of our
:lUl0s. 0ur Navy is clearing the seas
()f tno German submarines. Our men
ill blue ami khaki have won glory
i)v m:lv u,roj,. (Wds- thi- 1i:ivb helii-
r.,1 in 'hit!, -it mum ihn f,,. :i inwlim'
,Io,v;U which, we hope, mav prove the
tim.tn.' ,im , : tiio -,r
r.n w t
i's prove such
:i r in.se who
ll I :'i,p
i it K.r our
dlers in France, provided we can keep
them well fed, well clothed and proper
ly equipped; they have al-ready shown
themselves more than the equal of the
Kaiser's best troops.
Upon this day, of all days, we
must consider seriously the problem
before us at home. We must main
tain our armies in the field at the top-1
notch fighting strength, and we must
supply the need of our allies and the
starving people of Belgium.
This is a day on which Labor must
consecrate itself to a great task
consecrate Itself to a great task the
task of winning the war. For this
tremendous duty halfway measures
wil not suffice. There must be ab
solute loyalty and devotion to the Na
tion's cause these, I believe, our peo
ple have already shown beyond a ques
tion. But more than this, there must
be a clear understanding of the great
need, and a new determination to
Maximum production is the goal
workman giving his utmost strength
for which we must strive. With every
small; but we have no choice. To
and wil power, we shall attain it. The
task wil not be easy, nor the effort
save all that we hold dear, we must
work, work, work for th eboys in
France and the allies. One phrase
sums it up: "Work as you would
The coal miners are doing that
They have produced the greatest
amount of coal in history, despite the
heavy loss of men through enlistment.
Many records have been broken in
shipbuilding. Great industrial plants
are producing material for the army
at unprecedented speed. The Nash
ville powder plant, the greatest in
tho world was completed thre months
ahead of time.
One workman made a record by
driving 4,875 rivets in one day. Only
a short time afterward, the mark was
passed by another who drove 5,00.
Now we are told that a workman has
driven 6,000 rivets in one day. Such
deeds as these show in spirit that
animates our people and have as ex
amples to stimulate the whole great
body of Americana to nobler tasks.
The glory of it all is that labor has
visualized the needs of our armies
and our people and its own relation to
those necessities. Labor accepts that
responsibility enthusiastically, loy
ally. With' our splendid Army on the
battle field of Europe, reinforced by
an efficient industrial army in Ameri
ca, militarism is doomed to defeat.
Democracy will be triumphant on
THE DUTY AND OPPORTUNITY
OF THE REPUBLCIAN PARTY,
By Hon. Frank P. Woods, of Iowa.
Chairman of tho National Republican
Our first great duty to which all
else, no matter how important, is sub
ordinateis to win the war. Win It
promptly and decisively. That our
gallant forces will ultimately attain
victory no sane man doubts but we
must see to it that there is no un
necessary sacrifice of our lifeblood or
material wealth. Our resources, great
as they are, must be religiously con
served and wisely used, as the battle
may be long and we must not be tol
erating waste and inefficiency endanger
ou rabllity to give full support to the
boys in the trenches.
Distressingly reduced by nearly four
years of fighting, the allied nations
now look to the United States tor
the manpower necessary to win. They
look to us to. fed the armies and peo-
pie of their nations as well as our
own, and to finance not only our own
war operations, but to a large extent,
those of the allied powers. Because
of this position and its attending lit,-1
p.insibilities, the United States, If
wisely guided, will wield a dominant
Ini'.uence in world affairs during the
period of reconstruction following the
close of the war. Thoughtful men
know that tins period will be ot vital
importance to all nations, involving
as it wil the rebuilding of the world's
iudii.trii'l iiid commercial structure,
am! icilixe not only our grave rc-spun-...'ii'i!.i
i, but our wonderful uppor
tu'v I'mler our form of ;;ovo-n-lii
r nii 'ii every c.iien talis a full
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REV. J. H. SMITH, PASTOR
JOHN A. M. E. CHURCH.
share of responsibility and only by
seriously contemplating these things
can the individual citizen understand
his obligation to country and to civl
zation generally, and realize his op
portunities for helpful service.
In our republic the citizens direct
affairs of state through agents perio
dically elected, and because of the
vastness of our nation's problems and
the imperative necessity of selecting
captble and efficient officials to meet
these problems and guide the nation
safely through this cricis, the congres
sional election in November of this
year will be the most important elec
tion ever held in the country. At that
time all members of the House of Re
presentatives and one-third of the
members of the Senate will be chosen.
PARTY SYSTEM ESSENTIAL.
Ours is a government by political
parties and an abandonment of the
party system would mean autocracy.
In these parties citizens holding simi
lar views as to theories of govern
ment are banded together and each
party contests with the other in an
endeavor to best serve and advance
the interests of the country. A party
in power without opposition would
tend to apathy, indifference, ineffi
cieny and neglect of duty. One of
the benefits of the party system has
been clearly illustrated since our
entry into the war. Prompted only
by patriotic motives, the Republicans
in Congress have taken the lead in
criticising several flagrant failures of
the Democratic administration in ad
vancing the war program. One con
spiclous example was the exposition
of the administration's inexcusable
slowness in forwarding the aviation
program. It is now freely admitted,
even by Democratic officials that the
criticism was not only Justified, but
that it served a splendid purpose in
forcing marked and much needed im
provements. Had it not been for the
Republicans In Congress, these criti
cisms would not have been made, as
Democratic members, with few not
able exceptions, have refrained from
criticising executive departments and
are usually found defending the ad
ministration whether its conduct be
right or wrong.
, This illustration could be applied to
many other phases of Democratic mis
management ot the war. Wretched
conditions in hospitals at army can
tonments were disclosed and' better
ments forced through criticism by
Republicans; reorganization of various
bureaus in the War Department, es
sential for success has been obtained;
complications in the shipbuilding
program resulting In moBt serious de
lays have been pointed out with tell
ing effect; profltering in war supplies
an dtendencies toward favoritism in
awarding war contracts have been ex
posed. While conditions in these and
other war activities have been better
ed as a result of criticism by Repub
licans, there is still abundant ioom
for improvement, and the betterments
that have been obtained would have
come slowly if at all, had It not been
for such criticism.
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REPUBLICAN AND. PRESIDENT.
Then, too. Republicans In Congress
have vigorously supported all needed
war legislation. In fact, many of the
war measures asked by the President
would have failed had it not been for
Republican votes. They will con
tinue to support all legislation the
needs of the country demand and will
continue offering constructive and
helpful criticism where Inefficiency
utid mismanagement are found. They
wil exert every effort to see that our
resources are not dissipated, but wise
ly used, and that the vast sums of
money the people are advancing for
the prosecution of the war are not
wasted, but used to the best possible
l:i the actual prosecution ot the war
there is no room for partisan politics,
The best and keenest minds in all
parties should bo engaged in solving
the gigantic problems that are per
sistently mining forward, and ' the
nni'.ol energies of all should be eu
;i.i in perl'o! niing the mighty tasks
ii:: make for victory. The other
m-t: nations engaged with us in fight-
Ing autocracy have been the wisdom
of uniting and utilizing all internal
forces and have formed coalition cab
inets or other similar bodies for the
prosecution of the war, but the present
Democratic administration has stead
fastly refused to adopt any such
course and with noticeably few excep
tions has caled to places of authori
ty and responsibility only Democrats
and near Democrats. This means that
a single political party and a min
ority party at that is insisting upon
exercising complete control and
responsibility in the prosecution of
NEED FOR REPUBLICANS.
Th conduct of the war should be
nonpartisan, with the best minds In
all parties engaged, but it is evident
now that this condition can not be
obtained while the Democratic party
lsein control of the executive branch
of the government. Consequently it
is of first importance to the country
and to our success in the war, that
control of Congress, both the Senate
and the House of Representatives, be
ntrusted to the Republican party.
Th Democratic critic wil argue that
this will mean clashes between the
Executive and the Congress, and so
It may but. only when one or the
other is neglectful of duty. It will
mean, however, and to the great ad
vantage of the country and our. boys!
in France, that the best minds in the
Republican party will be called Into
action in th legislative branch, to
vie with the keenest minds in the
Democratic party operating through
the executive branch ,each working
miner responsiuinty to tne country
and each striving to do the most for
the country's cause one a balance
wheel for the other. Such an employ -
ment of the ability and energy avail -
ame wii miane tor a most vigorous
prosecution of the war and insure
against waste, extravagence and in
The National Republican, Washing
ton, D. C, June 22, 1918.
MR. ROBERT E. CLAY RECEIVES
AN IMPORTANT APPOINTMENT.
Bistol, Tenn.-Va., August, 1318.
Robert E. Clay, President of the Ne
gro Business League of Bristol, has
just been appointed to a very re
sponsible position In the Department
of Public Instruction of Tennessee.
While attending the National Negro
Buslenss League meeting at Atlantic
City, N. J., he 'received a telegram
from Honorable S. L. Smith, Super
intendent of Rural Schools of Tennes
see, announcing his appointment as
rural school extension agent for the
State of Tennessee. Tho appointment
was made toy Prof. Smith and Prof.
W. J. Hale, the latter President ot
the Sitate Normal School at Nash
ville. The Important appointment was se
cured for the Brlstollan through the
Hfforts of Senator J. Parks Wbrley.
Senator WJorley has taken a very ac
tive interest In behalf of the Negro
race In Tennessee and in connection
with the rural school work he some
time ago decided to use his efforts to
ICR B30WTS. CZ3 &ST7 RS. TTS BEST C8f TC3
NASHVILLE. - - T15SfPHWSS
EVE RREADY MA GAZINE
Write to Cireiilntion Ii-
have Robert E. Clay appointed
have charge of this movement.
The dut es of President Clay's new
position consist iu visiting all sec
tions of the State and fostering the
movement for better schools, longer
. i . .1 hoalll, rt -
SCIlOOl lerillS uuu unici "
mdng Negroes in addition to creating
a friendly feeling of co-operation De
tween the races.
The loaders of the colored race at
Atlantic City were elated over the
keen interest shown by Senator Wor
ley in the welfare of the race In Ten
nessee and congratulated him warm
ly upon the selection of the Bristol
race leader to head the important new
movement in the Volunteer State.
FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF LA
BOR, INFORMATION AND EDUCA
TION SERVICE, PUBLICITY DI
A RETURNED SOLDIER'S
uver in fTance me boiuibib ui mo
United States are known as the smil-
ins Yanks. They have a wonderful ,
spirit of confidence. They accept the
fortunes of war with a gay whistle.
They sing as they march forth to
It is the consciousness that back
home the volunteers ot industry are
working at full strength to supply 1
every need that Imbues the Americans
with the splendid courage that makes!
victory certain. This is the Ihessage j
brought back by Private Charles C. i
MdGonegal, who for seven months ',
has been at the front where he saw
the hardest kind of service. Private
McGonegal, Company B, 18th Infan
try, which is 'known as General Per
shing's "own," had a chance to find
out just what the industrial army
means to the army that bears arms.
He was a meohanie before he volun
teered from North Dakota, In June,
1917, and so he i!s fitted to pass judge
ment on the relation of the two
Sitting on the porch of the work
shop of Walter Reed Hospital, Wash
ington, D. C, Private McGonegal
talked with J. F. Hodgson, first-class
mechanic at the Washington Niavy
Yark. It happened that the two men,
who represent combantant and non
combatant service in the war, met
at the Hospital because Private Mc
Gonegal lost both hands, February
3, when he was on duty at an outpost
on Che French line of defense. Ger
man machine gunners made an at
tack, which was "unlucky," Private
McGonegal thinks, for it cut short hiis
service before he had a chance to do
more than make a beginning at 'beat
ing the Hans. But he is still cheer
ful; he has brought back with him
the Yank spirit for which the workers
of the country are so largely re-,
sponsible. And he will soon be able
to return to the ranks of the workers
why, he drove a Red Cross ambu
lance for three weeks 'before he sail
ed for home!
"The main Idea is that American
pluck has put a new slant on the
war for the . British, French and even
the Moroccans," said Private Mc
Gonegal. "Those fellows over there
have been in the war so long they
had begun to t;k it wasn't ever go
ing to end. Then our troops landed
and it all looked different. The thing
that made it look so promising was
the way we were equipped. We had
everything. Our regiments gave them
the impression that we had endless
stores to draw on and boundless sup
plies coming right along. Of course,
we were proud to have such a wel
come as! they gave us, but after ai
t was the workers . at home that
made us look so good to them. They
had been in the .mar game long
enough to know just what labor
means to the fighting forces.
The rrench soldiers talked a
Kreat deal about what the men and
women are doing in the shops, fac-
women are doing in the shops and
factories here in the United States.
They had read about volunteers who
were working for nothing and regu
lar employees who were taking halt
nav nn.1 wnrklmr overtime. TCliv.
those Frenchmen couldn't do enough
I for us and uey would have taken
j the coats off their backs if any of
iUs had needed them. But we didn't
need ' anything that . was the point
We hadn't thought much about what
the hands at the looms, for instance,
were doing for us, but the foreign
fighters made us realize what ,we owe
to the workers." '
Private McGonegal paused to take
a lighted icigarette offered by the
man from the Navy Yard, who uncon
sciously drew his stalwart 'body 'In
its full height with a sudden access
of pride as he said: , - ,
i "I'm glad to hear you talk tht
way, for I can tell you the fellow
who sticks to his job hasn't an easy
time. It takes nerve to etand the
gaff when every one is wondering
why you're not in uniform. There
doesn't seem to be -much glory In just
making guns for warships and trans
portsmaking guns, Instead of using
them! But from what you say I feel
better abtu it already."
"Wihy, if yos'd been where I ibeen,
you would know you can't lie down
on your job for a minute," declared
the young soldier. "It seems to me
there Is something wrong if every
one can't see this as it really is.
While every man, woman and child
in the United States is doing all that
can be done, the boya fighting in
France can Just go on feeling care
free and sure." ; : .
Private McGonegal emphasized the
"sure" by a stamp of the foot. He
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D. CLARKE, Ph. C, Prop.
is a tall, weU-maue, gooa-iooius
young man with the Western treeaom
of manner. Since tnat aay m reu
ruary when he fell at the post ot
duty, he has had plenty oi ume iu
think. His frank face shows that he
has formed definite opinions.
"hat sounds all right," Hodgson
rose and looked out at the soldiers
who were limping back and forth be
tween workshop and convalescent
wards. "But 1 would be willing to
lose a leg it I could have my chafce
to go to France. I volunteered, of
course, but they tsent me ba.ck to
"That is as it ehould be and t
shows that your work must be of some
account. Wihat is It?" asked Private
Then the mechanic first-class from
the Navy Yard, a man well educated,
with the love of hits special line oi
work that proves he found his right
place, explained how he worked in
the gun shops where the men were
bending their ibest energi to pro-,
duce the most possible in a given
time. They all understood that time
on some gun lathes was worth $100
an hour and that the man who loared
was losing much for the Government.
Generally, there was no trouble with ,
slackers, although now and then a
"greaser" or a "nut-splitter" would
try to break in to keep out of the ser
vice at the front for which most of
the skilled workers were so anxious.
The men in the Navy Yard who are
not permitted to fight, are saving
their money to buy Liberty Bonds amd
w;ar Savings Stamps. One young fel
low In the tool shop had subscribed
for $1,500 .in Liberty Bonds and had
paid oi p the entire amount.
Mechanic Hodgson agreed that
there were uellcate operations con
nected with gunmaking when nlckle
steel was so susceptible to changes
ot temperature that one degree of
change could produce an appreciable
expansion, when they measured down
to ten.thousandths of an incu.
There was the lesson for the man
who had to stick to his job. Private
McGonegal, who had given both his
hands in the cause of liberty, was
satisfied that his country knew best
about where he . was needed.
Mechanic Hodgson BaiW the point.
Not only should the soldier go where
he was sent, but the worker should
stay where he is of the most use.
"But still I think there should 'be
some way to show, that we want to
fight," he said. "If Isn't fight that
we 'should be subjected to insult, or
at least, misjudgment, because we are
not In uniform."
"When a lot more of us return
wounded, the public will know where
(he workers get off," Private McGone
gal said. "There's not a man of us
on the other side who will not hur
rah for labor's part dn the war. You
ought to see the men who are iwi.sy .
behln dthe lines. Say, the non-combatants
have some danger to face
and some work to do! Right here on
this side, too, the boys who are found
unfit for foreign service have tileir
chance to be heroes. They are Work
ing in muni Jons factories 'and deliv
ering the goods. Over .at American
University the other day a boy was
mak'ng a fuss because he could not
go, over on account of physical dis
ability, but he was filling gas shells
and 1 think he was about as useful
as he would be In the trenches."
It Was time for mess. The con-
valescents, wh were learning new
vocations,- left the fShop, hastening as
rapidly as was possible for men who
had returned Jrom the war, because
they had done their parts on the bat
tlefields. Some of them whistled.
The Yank Bpirit still ruled them.
They had come back to work, to join
the lndustr'al army at home and the
message they all brought was Pri
vate MteGonegalV message that up
on the workers , the soldiers jely with
an abiding confidence. It Is the
stroke or hammer! and tho whirr of
machinery that, pljay the necessary
accompaniment to the songs the boys'
sing as they go forth to victory. ,