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THE EVENING MISSOURIAN. MONDAY. NOVEMBER 11, 1918.
GET FREE EDUCATION
Federal Board to Care for
Those Unfit to Return to
Dependents Are Supported
by Government While Men
"The Federal Reserve Board for Vo
cational Education will be expanded
so that the work of rehabilitation will
extend to every man in the country
who has been discharged from the
military or naval service for physical
disability." This announcement was
made in an interview this week by
T. L. Johnson, head of the dhision of
the Federal Board for Vocational Ed
ucation, which opened in St. Louis
last week. "
The" board is charged with the res
toration of any man discharged from i
the service for physical disability ,
caused by service, and applies not j
only to those who have been wounded
in France, but also to men discharged i
from cantonments who are unable to
return to their former occupations.
The division in St. Louis will care for
all cases in the states of Kansas. Ne
braska. Iowa and Missouri.
Explains 'Work of Hoard.
The work of the board and its ne
cessity was explained by Mr. Johnson,
who strenuously objected to the use
of the word "cripple" in connection
with the work of the board.
"Of the 600 cases now under the '
consideration of our board." he stat
ed, "the majority are men discharged
from cantonments for heart trouble.
tuberculosisor rheumatism, and who ,
are unable to return to their former
occupations. The War Department ,
puts us in touch with these men be-''
fore they are discharged.
"Our work is to educate them so .
that thej- will be fitted to support
themselves in ways best suited to
PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR
It Is not necessary for me to call the attention of the people of the
state to the noble purposes of freedom for which the manhood of Am
erica is fighting on a foreign field. Our commonwealth has arisen to a
splendid unedrstanding of these principles as expressed in the pur
chase of Liberty Bonds and subscriptions to other war campaigns.
That the world may be free from autocratic oppression, millions of
our young men have separated themselves from their accustomed cl
tllian life, with all its domestic Influence. There Is, therefore, a nat
ural need in France, and In our cantonments, for the agencies that will
supply, in some measure at least, the wholesome Influence of the
American home, the church and society.
Seven organizations, anthorized by the Government to care for
the welfare of the men in the service have been requested by President
Wilson to combine their campaigns. These organizations are: The
Young Men's Christian Association, Young Women's Christian Associa
tion. National Catholic War Council (K. or C), Jewish Welfare Board,
War Camp Community Service, American Library Association and Sal-
at Ion Army.
The manner in which these organizations, since the very incep
tion of the war, have contributed to the welfare, comfort and con
venience of the men In the service Isa source of continuous satisfac
tion to every loyal American.
Every eood citizen will agree with the wise suggestion of the
President and regard it as a great privilege to contribute to the point
of real sacrifice toj sustain the work of these organizations.
NOW. THEREFORE, I, Frederick D. Gardner, governor of Missou
ri, do hereby proclaim that the. week beginning Sunday, November 10,
191S. shall be designated and set apart for the United War Work Campaign.-
I appeal for earnest attention to the work and a liberal re
sponse to the call for the funds absolutely necessary for its maintenance-
Despite the numerous so-called peace offensives of the enemy, the
coming year promises to be the mosf"critical one of the war. We will
hac at least another two million men in the service and it Is highly
necessary to the morale of that noble Army that they experience no
interruption of this morale-making work which has entered Into their
army life, bringing them happiness and courage. To see there Is no
interruption is the part of those our boys have left at home our part.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and
caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri.
Done at the City 6f Jefferson this 29th day of October. A. D. 1918.
. (Signed) FREDERICK D. GARDNER
By the Governor:
JOHN I SULLIVAN,
Secretary of State.
we call the front end, whispering and
looking mysterious like children
whose mother has been suddenly tak
en away from home by an ambulance.
They crowded round me and told me
what was the matter. Influenza had
broken out In the hospital. It came In
one of the ships from home and
wherever the victims were sent to be
treated the hospitals have suffered
an epidemic. The nurses who have
looked after the' Influenza patients
have nearly all been victims, too. It
Is a veryxserlous thing for nurses to
get 111 just now because we are un
derstaffed anyhow and there Is no re
serve supply In England to call upon.
Of the four nurses, fine strong
youg Denver girls, who look after
the four dozen wounded hoys in our
ward, three were taken ill on Satur
day, so there is only Miss Ames, the
chief nurse left. She Is working like
ten women, day and night, but to
make her task even more difficult
six of the boys were stricken this
morning and she had to Isolate one
end of the ward and look afterthem, j
too, because the quarantine wards
are full to overflowing.
This morning the boys who are,
able to be up (and, thank God, most
of them are) made the beds and didj
the morning Jobs, helping her In ev
ery way possible. I
Would that every woman in Amer
ica could stand in that ward and see
tho boys, everyone of them bearing
his own affliction with smiling indif
ference, his whole .thought bent upon
helping a girl nurse just as he would
help his mother at home if sickness
and anxiety doubled her usual tasks.
TWELVE TO TRAINING CAMPS
i Croy is in and the same pictures are
shown in all the training camps in
not to segregate men with cer- America. This service, which is han-
taln defects and teach them all a cer- died by the Y. M. C. A, has made that
Shops and Universities Open.
"No special institutions will be fav
ored in doing this type of work. Each
man will be sent to a place of train
ing which Is best adapted to his
needs. Perhaps in the case of one
man it will be a university, and then
again in the case of another it will
mean some shop or factory.
young man discharged for deafness
is now taking a special course in lip
reading, and under private tutelage
is. studying to be a bacteriologist. This
is just to show that each man is
dealt with separately.
"Then our works not only extends
to the helping of a man to find just
what his line Is, and the placing of
the man in training, but also includes
the trying of tne man for a probation
ary period in that occupation, and the
final work of getting him a permanent
position. After that there is the fol-Iow-up
work of seeing that he Is mak
"In the meantime he is free from
all worry, and his tuition, board and
organization the largest consumer of
film supplies in the world and mil
lion? of men owe hours of entertain
ment and pleasure to the efforts of
Just Stand pnd Watch Them."
"Gee, it's great to see a man from
Missouri!" I exclaimed, after I'd
lifted his "Y" cap and gazed on his
Onebaldlsh head and assured myself that
it was he. "My eyes will be sticking
out so one can knock 'em off with a
stick for ten minutes from sheer sur
prise." "If it affects you that way we'd bet
ter get you a pair of blinders before
going on down the street," said Croy.
"Why. if you want to see folks from
home this is the place to do it. They're
all over here. Just stand on the cor
ner here and watch 'em go by. You
can see someone from Missouri near-
day or two writing up his notes of
first hand stuff about our own boys.
But if you want to know how good
it makes a fellow feel to meet an old
friends from Home (we all spell It
with a capital H over here) my advice
is to ldse ycurself In the hurrying , Louis Nelson Bowman.
throngs which Paris, grown joyous The Coast Artillery men left at 1:30
lately by the continued and important o'clock and the infantry men will
S. A. T. C. Members Transferred to
Twelve members of the University
S. A. T. C. will leave today for offi
cers' training camps. The following
ten men will go to the Coast Artil
lery Officers' Training School at Fort
Monroe, Va.- Robert Adams Willis,
John Bryon Loser, Francis Butln
Dickinson, Boyd Earl Guymon, Noble
Monroe Taylor, Jr., SIgvald Fritjof
Vdstad. William Benjamin Willey,
George Bryan Cox, George Bryan Dix
on and Thomas Edward McCrary.
These will report to the Central
Officers' Training School at Camp
Pike, Ark.: Robert Lynn Ward and
, ill nit SejSv"?-??
S to uour
H it's to bo overseas, you must send it before November 20. Send
articles that are lieht and compact, for your packaee is limited in
The Red Cross will furnish you the regulation carton.
successes of the Allies, turns out ev
ery day on her principal boulevards,
and then hear yourself paged by one.
It's wonderful. I know that's an over
worked word, but It fits. It's really
PLEAD FOR SWEATERS
leave at 12:30 o'clock tonight.
BY MARGARET WALTER
LONDON, October 7 (By Mail).
When I went out to my hospital this
afternoon I could hardly get inside
the ward. The boys came crowding
round be and every last one of them
ly any time you stand a while either i asked me for a sweater. And to con
on this street or the Champs Elysee."i vince me that thev needed them they
That is almost literally true. I have showed me what they had on a gray
no idea how many Missourians are I flannel shirt and thin blue pajamas,
here. Twelve were on the ship on onlv wlsh that every Sirl in Amer
u'hirh i nmKBori inriinHn n m Korn lea who has spent an hour since we
clothing are paid, for by the govern-, of Independence, Arthur J. Jelly, Jr., j went lnto th"e war knitting hersei: .i
ment. If he has any dependents, they of Kansas City. S. N. Solt and G. C. i fancv sPort coat could have stood tnere
are also supported. Roberts of Kansas City, some of and watched those boys .every onf of
AH Cases re Record ed. whom still are here. The others are whom has risked everything risked
"The men who installed the work in the field in Y. M. C. A. huts. Some and lost so much, some of them
In Canada are helping us here The of the Missourians in places of prom!-' pleading for warm sweaters so they
District Case Board passes on the nence here, besides Croy. are: Lieut. , could get out of doors these beauti'ul
placement of every man. and then I Charles Phelps Cushlng. marine corps, autumn days and get well soon and
senas a record to Washington, where lurmeriy a rejiurier on me oiai, uu - -.... ..,.,..
1 O'CIock Fire Destroys House.
Fire at about 1 o'clock last night
completely destroyed a two-roomed
house at 4 West Cherry street. The
house was owned by George Kehr and
occupied by negroes. It was nearly
destroyed when the fire department
DropSn and look at our lines of suitable
gifts. Among them the three inseparable
companions of the soldier and sailor:
WATERMAN FOUNTAIN PENS
NINTH STREET JEWELER
it is reiewed, and if satisfactory the ' editor of captions for all "still" pic
man Is put in training at once. tures sent to America, both official
'It is not an easy matter to pass on government photographs and all news
some of thes-e cases, but we are reas- paper and magazine photographs,
onably sure that our judgment is cor- Among- Those There,
rect. as we have on the board beside i Fred S. Tisdale, formerly of The
our staff, one medical man, a repre
sentative employer, a representative
employe, and a district vocational
officer who looks after the training
facilities of schools and industries.
Then the wish of the nian himself
is alwas considered.
"The iioi'cy of the board is to use
existing ins'itutioi.s in training the
men, and 'here will be no schools
with r;ady mado lists of vocations to
which men with certain disabilities
can ha ass gned as a nutter of rou
tine." There are nur 1 cfiUers of the
Federal Doaid for Vocational Educa
tion in tho United Stales
SHIPPEY .MEETS OLD FACES
Many Missourians Found In Parh
Just Now. -v
PARIS. Oct. 11 (by mail). In Paris
it was. near the Place de l'Opera. and
I felt like a man In a book that night
Robinson Crusoe. The Boulevard
des Italiens just then was swirling
and eddying with so many streams of
traffic and people that It made Fifth
Avenue In New York, or Michigan
Avenue in Chicago, or even Grand
Avenue in Kansas City look like back
streets in Higginsville on a Sunday
afternoon. Virtually all those people
not only were strangers to me, but
spoke an alien tongue and couldn't
understand the one I spoke. It seem
ed a long, long way from old Missouri,
and I was feeling as lonesome as
Crusoe before he met Friday. And
"Why. hello. Lee!"
It was Homer Croy. once a Univer
sity of Missouri boy from Maryvllle,
hut now editor of the Overseas Week
ly, the official moving picture service
of the A. E. F. Every ntght two hun
dred picture shows are put on at army
camps In France by the department
Star, editor of all American Expedi
tionary Force motion pictures dis
tributed in Italy.
Captain William E. Moore, formerly
a widely known Missouri newspaper
man, mire recently of the New YoTk
Tribune, now chief of the Paris bureau
the historical division of the Ameri
can Expeditionary Force. School chil
dren in America for many years to
come will learn the history of. this
war through motion pictures Captain
Mosre is selecting.
Lieut. Carl Mayhew. St. Joseph,
chief of the still photographic library
of the American Expeditionary Force.
Lieut. William K. .Michael, formerly
on The Star, advertising manager of
the Stars and Stripes.
KaTl Walter, formerly known as "K.
W.." dramatic and music critic of The
Star, chief of the Reciprocal News
George T. Bye. formerly of The Star,
chief field correspondent for the Re
ciprocal News Service.
Jerome Beatty, formerly of The
Star, staff correspondent for the Re
ciprocal News Service.
Maude Radfcrd Warren, who be
came Identified with Missouri's liter
ary workers during serveral years'
residence in Columbia, is handing out
I didn't have any sweaters for them.
not one. There are not enough to go
around. Each hospital is allowed on
ly so many, so of course some of the
watds have to go without.
And even if I could afford to go out
and buy forty-three sweaters for the
boys in my own ward there are still
rows and rows and rows of narrow
j little wards In hospitals all over En
rland. and in each ward are forty
or Pfty or a hundred boys, and right
now, or in a short time, God willing,
they will all be wanting to get out of
their pajamas and move about a little
and get 'strong.
' Very likely you are thinking over
there that every soldier and sailor
j was provided with a sweater when he
' sailed away. Even if he was (which
he wasn't by any means, for there
' never have been enough to go around)
the boys who are now In hospital ar
rived there with nothing on but the
English hospital blue and their hats
or their littl? folding service caps.' All
I their comfort bags, all their over
coats, all their treasures are some-
J where on the field of France. We are
trying to do what we can to get them
' fixed up again, the comfort bags are
coming in well, and little by little the
, boys are collecting the things they
care for tn their lockers against the
j time when they will return fcT the
front. But they need sweaters more
' than anything else.
I couldn't sleep last night In my
warm" bed thinking of those boys out
cigarettes and cut plug and hot choc-'lhere who Degged for sweaters. Such
UI11C- ami ajuijiaiuj m .. .. -. jx. a jttle tung (Q ask ,.
hut at the front, but comes back to
Paris every few weeks to write maga
Hears From 0. P.
U. S. SHIP CARRIES INFLUENZA
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T nA n 1 aa ,. a t Ah.f tAnl ...11. T"l, I " " m,l
i Uuu - -"- ' "" "' i HaTe Few Nurses.
George II. Combs, who was leaving i
for a visit at General Pershing's head- Br .MARGARET WALTER
quarters. There goes the telephone. , "r KecIP-l e Service.
Well, by George! Who or whom j 'LONDON, Oct. 22. When I reached
do you guess is on the other end of my ward this morning there was no
the line? O. P. Higgins, The Star's smiling nurse to greet me and tell me
correspondent with the Missouri and all the news. The ward was very
Kansas troops. Just In from several still and the boys In blue were hud
hard weeks at the front to spend a died In little groups In the 'lobby' as
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