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The Call From No Man's Land
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Busiest Budget in All the World Is a Red
Cross Weir Fund Every Dollar Spent
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P&Q SUPREME Clothes at S25
Money, brains and ability cannot produce better ones at $40
. Ist snmmer the public subscribed i
hundred million dollars to the Bed
Cross. At the latest statement over
eighty-five millions of it had been ap
wjiere has it gone? you ask.. For
many months the - world haa been
spending over a hundred million dol
lars day for the destruction of life,
limb ana means of subsistence. Call
up what jfou have read about the war's
devastation. The American Bed Cross'
enormous Job is to do whatever it can'
to alleviate tnat not after the war,
not after' governments have deliber
ated and resolved j but right now, at
th minute, on the spot It's amazing
that It has done so much with so little
Last autumn the Italian army fen
back precipitately. . On your war map
that meant rubbing out one line and
drawing another half an inch further
south. Over there in Italy it meant
thousands or poor famiHea fleeing from
their homes. Major Murphy, Rod
Cross Commissioner in Europe, rushed
to the scene and wired : "Indescribably
pathetic conditions exist,. Involving
separation of mothers and children,
cold, hunger, disease, death," In No
vember and December the American
Bed Cross appropriated three million
dollars for relief there a large sum.
yet small in comparison with the need.
' Condensed Milk for Children.
Soldiers are only a part of the Bed
Cross' work probably the smaller
part. Every instant. Somewhere in the
ivast flood of destruction, a hand
( reaches up in appeal. It is pretty apt
ito be a child's hand or a woman's.
fWhen the Bed Cross commission
f reached Petrograd It asked the gov
i eminent, "What is the most argent
By WILL PAYNE
thing 7' The government replied: "We1
must get condensed milk for the little
children here." The commission got
the milk. At one spot in France farm
work was stopped by lack of horses.
That meant more hunger. The Bed
Cross got in a big tractor and set it
to plowing for the community.
There are a million needs. Oold,
wet and the deadly physical strain of
the trenches undermine men's consti
tutions. A frightful scourge of tuber
culosis has developed in France. The
Bed Cross has built sanatoria, pro
vided over a thousand beds and nurses.
Thirty Millions for France.
I have here a big sheaf of sheets
Oiled with figures. One Item is thirteen
million and odd dollars the amount
which, up to that time, had gone to the
local chapters of the Bed Cross in the
United States for local relief. Twenty-
five per cent of the money subscribed
through the chapters eventually goes
Over thirty millions have been ap
propriated for work in France. Here
is a million and a quarter in round
numbers for military hospitals and
dispensaries ; over a million and a half
for canteen service, where French and
American soldiers, relieved from the
trenches, can get good food, a cot, a
bath, and have their clothes disinfected
and so go on for their brief holiday
clean, rested, nourished. There are
over three millions for hospital supply
service; half a million for rest sta
tions for American troops.
Aid of refugees eleven thousand
families accounts for nearly three
million dollars ; care and preventiqn of
tuberculosis takes over two millions;
care of helpless children over a mil
lion ; relief work In six devastated dis
tricts, including care of five thousand
families and sufficient reconstruction
to make houses habitable, required
over two millions.
Misery on an Unparalleled 8cale
' These are all large items; bnt the
Bed Cross is grappling with human
misery on an unparalleled scale a
world of it. The Item for relief of the
blind amounts to four hundred thou
sand dollars. The dispensary service
sends supplies to more than thirty-four
hundred hospitals. The Red Cross re
ceives and distributes more than two
hundred tons of supplies dally at Paris.
For this distribution and its other
work it requires a big transportation
service of motors and trucks. This
transportation, service has cost a mil
lion and a half, and its operating ex
penses run to a million dollars.
Every dollar it spends meansmlsery
alleviated. Its work is building abroad
for the United States the best good will
In this world. It is building the best
good will among ourselves. Whatever
else the war may produce, we shall be
proud of our Bed Cross. -
J want to lay to you that
no other organization tince
the icorld began hat ever
done tuch great constructive
work with the efficiency, dis
patch and understanding, .
often under adverse circum
, stances, that Has teen done
by the American Red Gross
in France. .. .
Here are 4 of our many models in True Blue .
Serge Suits. There are also extra Sizes Stoute
and Longs They are truly wonderful. See them!
In 1916 under normal conditions these bine Serge Suits
were remarkable for their great value in Service, Color
and Wear. In 191S under prevailing market quotations
for high grade blue Serges, these Suits are wonderful.
Foresight, instinct, or whatever you may call it, told us to
provide for the future. So here we are with thousands of
yards of these wonderful serges, on hand. We could get
more money for the Cloth alone, than we get for the Manu
factured Suit, but,
We Owe A Duly To Our Palrons
we must provide P&Q customers with
the best, and we know these blue Serge
Suits, are the very best.
Serge Suits -
we consider them worth $30 in making, Style, and detail.
The Cloth is soft as a Kitten's Ear, is full weight, lustrous
Clear Navy blue and is warranted for color. 'Our ability
to offer you these Suits, under existing conditions, is one
of our greatest achievements. V.
Our Showing of P&Q Clothes at $15 and $20 is proof posi
tive, that our Maker to wearer Method of selling Clothes,
is a Sure Saving of $5 to $10.
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Washington, May 24. The 12 Fed
eral land banks established under he
farm loan act, have made loans to
farmers to the amount of $91,865,
686.20, according to a statement of
condition for April 30, 1918, issued to
day by the Farm, Loan Board. .This
date marjcajpractically the close of the
firat year's business. ,
The capital' stock of the banks has
increased from $9,000,000 to $13,594,
S and farm loan 'bonds to (ha
amount of $83,750,0000 have been is
sued. The banks excess of expenses
and interest charges over learnings
amounted to $411,954.24, whiah. is
about 3 pep cent, of the capital.
PAY INTEREST ON "
WAR BONDS JUNE 1
London, May" 24 On June 1 the
government will pay out 50,000,000
pounds sterling interest on national
war bonds. It already seems like'.y
that at least the bulk of this sum will
be reinvested In war loans or bonds.
CREATED IN" ROME
Rome, May 24 A food ministry is
created under a decree promulgated
yesterday. Dr. Silvio Crespi, who
has been food controller, received the
new portfolio and Slgnor Nunziate
was appointed under 'secretary. .s" t
Signor Reggior, under secretary for
marine transportation, ,has resigned.
Salvatore Orlando has been appoint
ed to succeed him. ,
Here are some of the America n marines in a trench in the American
sector jin France, ready to meet a rush of the Huns. Many of the Marine
corps are now on the fighting lines. .
London, May 24 Much speculation
has been aroused in Tokyo over the
departure of Q. O. Wallenberg, the
Swedish minister, and fourteen prom
inent Swedish resident, according to a
dispatch from the Japanese capital to
the Bally Express. Allegations of un
neutral conduct by the minister are
The Japanese foreign office has not
issued: a statement, but It is .added
that it is public knowledge that Allied
diplomats recently refused to meet
Mr. Wallenberg or to attend functions
.to which he had been invited. No
members of the diplomatic corps were
at the railroad station when the Swed
ish ministef left. - '
TO THE FOOD BILL
Washington , May 24 Prohibition
forces in Congress laid plans today
to obtain Senate approval of an
amendment to the food production
bill withholding the main appropria
tion of $6,100,000 unless President
Wilson issues a proclamation forbid
ding the use of foodstuffs in the mak
ing of liquor.
Another rider to "the bill as passed
by the House provides that none of
the appropriation shall be available
for salaries f men of draft age em
ployed by the department of agricul
ture, who have' been given deferred
classification because of their work.
Advertise in The Times to Prosper
FOR MAN POWER
Washington, May 24 As n indi
cation of the effort made Iby Germany
to meet the strain on her man power,
convict battalions are formed, accord
ing to a dispatch received toy the state
department today, quoting a neutral
newspaper, otner arastro measures
are taken, according to the article, in
cluding the stripping of munition fac
tories of men and the substitution of
women, children and prisoners, and
the moving of troops from, the garri
sons along the Dutch frontier and
from the Rumanian front to the west
The latter troops have been described
as 'being unfit for intensive action be
cause of the "soft war" of recent
months on the southern front.
BID FAREWELL TO
'EnrDloyes of the T. J. Fardy Con
struction Co. tendered a farewell ban
quet Wednesday evening to C. H.
Greene and A G. Chapman, who have
joined the forces of Uncle Sam. The
affair was largaiy attended and was a
huge success in every particular. Mr.
Chapman left today for Camp TJpton
and Mr. Greene has enlisted in he
United States navy.
IU MUUIUI1LU IU
Paris, May 24. The American Red
dross announces that the Welleeley
college unit, which
in Prance, has been assigned to work
in tne uyons district, one of the larg
est centers of Red Cross activity. The
unit comrcrines tan cmA-u
two experienced social workers, one
oietiuan ana -one doctor. . .
This is the second! group of college
women to undertake work In Franca,
the first leing the Smith college girls
who did reconstruction work? in Gri-
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the Germans. The Wellesley unit
will work in connection with the Red
Cross dispensaries and tuberculosis
hospital for repatriated women and
the chlklrens' hospital and convales
cent home near Lyons. , ; "i -j
GOES TO FORT SLOCTJMC
Recruits for Army General Hos
pital No. 3, at West Haven, will be
accepted by the Army recruiting sta
tion in Fairfield avenue. Walter H.
Olsen, 18. of 456 Cambridge avenue,
Devon, was accepted for service in
the Medical Corps of the United States
army," today. He wis sent to Fort
Slocum, N. X.
Lieut. Bonsai made a record trip
from Philadelphia to Washington in
2 hours and 1 5 minutes, with mail. v
Boston, May 24 Chiefs of the gov
ernment navigation and marine en
gineering schools from the Atlantic,
Gulf, Pacific and Great Lake divisions
began a two day conference today
with officials of the United States
shipping board recruiting service,
which has headquarters in this city.
Problems arising out of the training
of inexperienced seamen were dis
cussed. Late tomorrow the school
beads will go to sea on a merchant
marine ship to observe the actual
training of novices. ,
'Louis W. Meeker, for 20 years presi
dent of the Eastern District Savings
Bank of Brooklyn, died at his home.-
; Charles M. Schwab announced that
In May ther had been delivered a,
10,000-ton ship for every"torkmg day