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iHow It Happened to Entertain
Only A. E. F. Mother Who Visit
er! Army of Occupation.
Y. W. G. A. UNIFORMS
TO CLOTHE SfUDENTS
Wlth the American Y. W. C. A. Over.
March 28 (By Mail.)
It happened right here In Coblenz.
A big corpornl came Into the Y. W.
C. A. Hostess House and asked for the
director, Miss Ruth Woodsniall, who
conies from Colorado Springs, Colo.
"Could my mother stay here?" he
began at once, trying his best to cover
'' fcis excitement.
"Your mother!" gasped Miss Wood
i mall. "How did your mother ever get
"Well, she Isn't here yet, but If she
comes will you keep her?"
"Of course I will, but"
She didn't finish, for the boy had
smashed his cop back on his head and
was out of the door on a run. '
The corporal's visit remained a mys-
tery for two days. Then one evening!
. Just at dusk a little whjte haired wo
an dressed exquisitely In black ap
' peared In the sitting room of the Host-
ess House, and the corporal was hover
ing behind her. trying to be beside her
and back of her and In front of her
- all at once. He was carrying her
coat a big fur one. With them were
three doughboys, pals. of the corporal.
' They tried to keep in the background,
' fcut their eyes were glued on her fnce.
Everyone In the sitting room sat at
; attention. There are no English
. speaking men or women out of uni
form in the Third Army area. Yet
' kere was a woman In clvlllnn clothes.
If others .are unheard of with the army.
'. But this was a mother, everyone knew.
After awhile someone found out
about this mother.
Had Been Interned During War.
She and her husband, who were
rborn In Germany, but had been nat
uralized, lived In San Francisco. Be
fore the war they left for Welsbaden,
Germany, that their Invalid daughter
night have treatment at this famous
! health resort.
They brought their other children
with them. One was "Walter, a small
hoy, and the other was Ralph, now
Oorporal Stepp of the American Army.
When the war was declared they
sent Ralph back to America, because
he was of military age, and they did
not want htm to fight for the kaiser.
"Then America entered the war.
Mrs. Stepp Mrs. Anna; Stepp she Is
told this part of the story:
"Until a month ago I hadn't heard
from Ralph for two years and a half
ven before America got In the war
mall was held up. I didn't know
whether he was In the army or not
hut I was sure he was, because well,
hecause he Is an American." Here
she stopped a minute to smile up at
"After awhile we heard from some
friends that he was In the army and
that he had come over here. That was
all I ever knew. It's nearly five years
since I have seen him 1
"Of course It was awfully hard I
couldn't get word to him and he
couldn't to me. My husband used to
tell me It wouldn't help Rnlph any for
toe to cry. ". tried not to before the
rest of them anyway. My daughter
-got worse steadily she Is no better.
We couldn't get the proper food for
her after awhile. And she hsVted to
see me worried about Ralph, so I used
to try to keep up before them.
"Last January my husband came to
Coblenz about his citizen papers. An
American soldier In Ralph's company
who was In the office heard his name
and asked him If he was any relation
to Ralph. He didn't tell him Ralph
was In Coblenz, but went after Ralph.
He didn't tell Ralph his father was
here. When they met they couldn't
believe their eyes.
"Ever since then I have been trying
to see Ralph. He couldn't come to
"Welshnden because It was out of tho
American area, and I couldn't get
through until today more than two
They asked her If her Ralph had
changed much In all that time.
"Oh, yes very much. But do you
know, I think It is because all that
long time when I didn't know where
he was or how he was I got In the
habit of thinking of him ns lie was
when he was a baby I kept seeing
- hlra as a baby and remembering the
way he felt when he was little. Isn't
that queer? And now look at him !"
And the corporal tried not to see the
adoration in her eyes.
"Five yeurs Is a long time to wait
te see your boy," she murmured, and
kept her eyes on him. Again she had
forgotten the people around her.
The corporal cleared his throat.
"This Is why I ask d you If you could
keep my mother, Miss Woodsniull. I
didn't want her to come unless slid
had a good place to stay. Ah, e-e-r
And that is the story of how tha
Hostess House happened to ontertala
tbe only known A. E, F. mother who
has visited the -xuiy of Occupatlea.
Suits Worn by War Workers, Will
Be Given to Penniless Stu
dents in Switzerland.
Official uniforms of the Young Wo
men's Christian Association minus
the Blue Triangle, the Association In
signia, will be worn next winter by
women students who have been strand
ed In Switzerland during the war and I
who, because of lack of funds, Inabili
ty to re-enter their native country, a
desire to finish their university courses
or because they have no family to
which to return, will remain there next
Elizabeth M. Clark, who has been In
Switzerland for ten years under tho
Worlu Student Chrlstlun Federation,
bos nppealed to tho National Student
Committee of the Y. W. C. A. for cloth
ing for the 800 foreign women stu
dents In Switzerland. The scarcity of
clothing last year among these almost
refugee students made It necessary for
two girls to share one coat .so that
only one could go to classes or go out
of doors at a time.
Four large packing cases of all
kinds of used clothing, save hats,
which Is In good condition, have been
collected hastily from women college
students In the New England States,
Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania,
Maryland and Delaware by the Stu
dent Committee of the National Y. W.
C. A. to be sent over In response to
Miss Clark's appeal. This clothing will
be dyed, cleaned and made over In
In addition to the clothing collected
from students In colleges nearest New
York n case of uniforms, which have
been turned In by Y. W. C. A. secreta
ries who did war work, and the official
gray uniform ulsters Is being sent. As
uniforms are being turned In by war
workers they will be claimed by the
Student Committee, which will remove
the tnslgnln and prepare the uniforms
so that they may be worn by these
women who have been forced by world
events to remain In Switzerland for
QUEEN MARIE INVITES
Y. W. C. A. TO RUMANIA
Extends Invitation to Overseas Work-
. era In Paris.
Paris, April 21. Queen Marie of
Rumania, following, a conference with
a representative committee of the
American Y. W. C. A., held at the Rltz
Hotel, Paris, has Invited the American
Young Women's Christian Association
to come to Rumania and open work
under her patronage.
Among the representatives of the Y.
W. O. A. present at the conference
were: Miss Harriett Taylor, head of
the American Y. W. C. A. work over
seas ; Miss Mary Anderson of Hudson,
Wis. ; Miss Mary. Dlngtnan, head of
the Y. W. a A. Industrial work In
France; Mrs. Margaret B. Fowler of
Pasadena, Cnl., and Miss Charlotte
NIven, head of the Y. W. C. A. work
In Italy. A notable guest at the meet
ing was Madame Catarjl, wife of the
secretary of the Rumanian legation lu
PROHIBITION TO BRING
Haxel MacKaye Advises Using Build
Ings as Center for Drama, Com
munity Sings and Enter
tainments. Why not turn the corner saloon Into
a community playhouse when the law
effects the closing of these gathering
places, asks Miss Hazel MacKaye, di
rector of the Department of Pageantry
and Drama of the 1'atlonal Young Wo
men's Chrlstlun Association?
"I went over on the West Side of
New York one night recently to attend
a community drama meeting," Miss
MacKaye says In explaining her theo
ry, "and as I was riding along I notloed
how many saloons there were one on
every corner and another in the mid
dle of the block. It seemed, all just
blazing with lights. Those lights ought
not to go out with prohibition Tlwy
ought to shine for something worth
while to all of the jeople, and what
better than community drama and
Miss MacKaye feels that the war
has given a great Impetus to popular
Interest In drama and that through
pageantry and drama a great deal In
the way of Americanization can be ef
fected. Through the community center, If It
be In a district populated largely of
one foreign nationality, these people
could present pageants of the life In
their mother countries, translating
them Into English, so that Americans
and also the younger English speaking
members of their household could un
derstand and appreciate their tradi
tions. American art would be greatly
enriched thus through tbe drama of
all of the nations whose peoples have
settled In this country. On the other
hand American Ideals, American hla-
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tory nnd Anicp'ran foatlvr.ls, even Ihwx
Kivh as child labor and minimum wage,
could be Interpreted to these people
by menus of pageantry,
"People have been learning not only
to work together, but to play togeth
er," Miss MacKaye says, "particularly
since the war, when the people stood
together In drives and large patriotic
community entertainments. The op
portunity to build up a great commu
nity organization Is now at hand, and
the time Is ripe for It Why not utilize
tbe corner saloon?"
DEPARTMENT ADVISES ON
PLUMBING AND CURTAINS
A new dt'iinrtnu nt of finance has
been organized hy the Y. W. C. A. for
Its work In Km nee. Miss Constance
Cltirlt of Pasadena, CM., Is the execu
tive. Miss Clark before ber recent
coming to France was director of the
big Y. W. C. A. Hostess House at Camp
AH contracts, leases and rentals for
new buildings will be handled by
Miss Eiith Austin of New York City,
an cxpeiletK'ed architect and builder,
who will work through this newly cre
Plans for remodeling nnd decorat
ing rooms, clubs nud hostess houses
taken over by the Y. W. C. A, will be
in the hands of Miss Mary Huchannn.
an Inti-rlor decorator, who comes orig
inally from Scotland, but who has been
working In France for the American
Y. W. C. A since the beglnn'ng of Its
war work there.
In addition, the department Is com
piles lists, suggestion nnd general
Hhoppl'ig guides for oil the buying of
the Association lu France, Including
all kinds of building equipment from
crott nne curtains to plumbing sup
plies. A cafeteria erpert will have a place
In the department to net as general ad
visor on restaurant nnd cafeteria proj
ects of the Association throughout
In short, tbe department Is to be
more than finance alone. It Is to be a
kind of general advisory department
and clearing house for all other de
partments In the French association
a department where dollars will be
measured up against deeds and aeeaa,
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State or Missouri I
County or Monroe
In the Circuit Court, June Term. 1919.
Henderson & Sons Produce Company, a cor
poration, Jasper Henderson. L. C,
Henderson. J. R. Henderson and
A. E. Johnson. iCxparte Petitioners
The State of Missouri to all persons inter
ested in the above named corporation
Mow on this day. May SO, 1919, in vacation
before tbe regular June Term, 1919. of the
Circuit Court of Monroe County. Missouri,
come the above named petitioners and all of
them and tile herewith their duly verified pe
tition and application in the above entitled
cause, praying for dissolution of said corpor
ation on the grouud that all the stockholders
of said corporation holding the stock thereof
were and are in favor of said dissolution and
had duly and regularly adopted a resolution
favoring said dissolution, which said petition
sets out and avers all the matters and things
required under and by provision of Section
997 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri of 1909,
Whereupon it ts ordered by the Court that
all persous interested in said corporation be
and they mrr hereby nolitled to appear and
show cause herein on the 18th day of June.
1919. if any cause they have, why said corpo
ration should not be dissolved, and it is
further ordered by the Court that the nature
of the cause and notice of tbe application
therefor be published in the Monroe City
Democrat, a newspaper of regular circula
tion in said County, once a week for three
weeks consecutively, said newspaper having
been duly desiccated by said petitioner's at
torney, of record herein, at most likely to
give notice toany and all persona interested
in said corporation.
Stats or Mihsocbi, I sa
COUNTY Or MoNUOK, I 3
I. T. W. McBrlde. clerk of the Circuit Court
of Monro County, Missouri do hereby certi
fy that the above and foregoing writing is a
full, true and complete copy of the original
order of publication in said cause as fully as
the same apara aud is of record in my office.
Ia witness whereat I bave hereunto set my
hand and affixed tbe Seal of said Court in
my office in the City of Paris. Monroe County
aud State of Missouri, this tn day of
Seal T. W. McBRIDB.
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Monroe County ,
By J. P. Smock. Deputy.
Meriwether A Moriwetber, axisrneys for
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the tire proposition from our
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one of the best managed in this
country. In fact, it would almost
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