OCR Interpretation


Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.) 1893-1920, November 14, 1919, Image 7

Image and text provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053934/1919-11-14/ed-1/seq-7/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

714
FRIDAY THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS NOVEMBER 14, 1919.
HONOR MEMORY
SCIIAFFtJER,
FIRST TO DIE
.OF
IN MEMORIAU v
- '
Celoaei H. B. Jordaa Pays frftnt
- to Seek Islaaa Yoata at Me-,,
Mortal Servle
-The memory
Bar, the first Roc
lay down hia life
the great came oi
again honored lac;
Bervlesjt.
of Fred C.
Schaff-
Ialand boy to
i a martyr to
democracy, was
night when Co-
lonel H. B. Jordan paid a tribute
ati the 'unveiling of the Fred C
Sehaffner memforlal portrait and
Ita presentation to the Fred C.
Sehaffner unM, No. 11 of the United
, Veteran or the Republic, by Mr.
and Mrs C. M. Sehaffner. . The
meeting fof the unit, to which the
public 'was invited, waa held at
Memorial hall in the court houae.
RenMientatlree of other patriotic
Organizations were present and
' spoke briefly In tribute.
."There la no greater thing that
a man can have than love of coun
try." aald Colonel Jordan, "and
rove of country la beat exemplified
by unselfish patriotism. I do not
think that our country has any
more magnificent example of pure
patriotism than the sacrifice of
Fred C. Sehaffner."
Colonel Jordan then briefly told
of the circumstances of the death
of the young soldier. ' He spoke of
hip enlistment on the second day
that war was declared, in disre
gard of the fact that he was too
young to be drafted; of his desire
to help in the cause and fulfil the
duties of a Boldler; of his heroic
and Incessant effort on the field of
battle when he worked over his
comrades during the deadly mus
tard gas attack; biB disregard as
to his own safety and his final
X
Fred C Sekaflaer.,
collapse, after he had been the
means of saving 100 of his com
rades. So Tribute Great Enoigk. ;
" 'Greater love hath no man than
this, that he lay down his life for
his friend.' I do not believe that
any tribute we could pay i to the
memory of this boy would be great
enough," said Colonel Jordan.' "Hia
work was cut out for him, and he
did it like the martyr, the soldier,
the hero he was."
In closing, the speaker pointed
out that the choice of the name
Fred C. Sehaffner for the unit im-
Boaed a daty a dob its members.
that of following the example of
the soldler-hero la Ms devotion to
duty and love of country. "I can
give yon no better, wis,", he con
cluded, "than that it may be said
of you, aa of him, when you' an
swer the last great call, that you
have given your life a a symbol
of the purest patriotism.
At the conclusion of the addreaa
the 'American flag which draped
the memorial waa drawn -aside, re
vealing a foil length portrait of
the roans; aailor In uniform.
Commmder E. E. Wilson In ac
centing the elft assured Colonel
Jordan that the members of the
unit would endeavor to live up to
the trust, assume the responsibil
ity and live In accord with the
high standard aet for them in the
example of Fred C. Scnanner.
"We know that the country is in
need of red-blooded patriotism,
he said, "and now when it la torn
asunder and threatened with Bol
shevism, it Is time that organisa
tiona of thia kind get Into the har
ness and put a stop to these things
and that la what we are going to
do."
Safe Honorary Healer.
Charles M. Sehaffner, father of
the young hero, waa then made an
honorary member of the United
Veterans of the Republic, receiving
the oath of membership from Com
mander Wilson. There were tears
in the eyes of all present when
Mr. Sehaffner concluded his brief
address to the unit He spoke
slmnly and from the heart.
Standing, with Mrs. Sehaffner,
beside the portrait of his son, Mr.
Sehaffner later said, with tears in
his eyes, motioning toward the
portrait, "He was my pal."
Kother Wean Cross.
During the evening Mrs. Sehaff
ner, who sat with Mr. Sehaffner on
the platform, wore the distinguish
ed service -cross which had been
awarded to her son.
Mr. Sehaffner expressed the
gratitude of himself and Mra.
Sehaffner to the press for having
made public the services of his
son, and to Colonel Jordan for his
counsel and sympathy daring their
bereavement " He ' spoke of the
honor he felt In being made a
member of the unit, though he had
never himself carried arms.
Following the staging of Amer
ica," members of other patriotic
organizations spoke briefly. J. A.
Bledsoe, vice commander or the
unit, sketched the history 'of the
formation of the United War Vet
erans' association. - "
Rev. A. M. Stocking told of the
meaning of patriotism and pointed
out that the value of Ufe Is not in
length of years, but In concentra
ted effort consistent with high
principles. .
Thomas Murphy, representing the
O. A. R, Impressed a duty upon
the youth of this country In up
holding the patriotic example of
their ancestors. Mrs. Olivia Beta
spoke in behalf of Helen Gould
auxiliary, and J. W. Delk repre
sented Davenport veterans. .
Give Copy ef Citation.
With the DOrtrait were presented
a framed account of the manner of
the death of Fred Sehaffner. and a
perfect copy of the distinguished
service cross citation.
The account related of the ac
tion of the young man and his
mate, both pharmacists, who dur
ing the gaa ahell bombardment of
April 13. U18. which was the nrst
time that mustard gaa had been
used, worked persistently with the
doctor and gas officer removing the
wounded to the rear. Sehaffner
was ordered to give up his post by
his superiors, who saw that he was
near collapse from the effects of
the gas. He refused, and contin
ued at hia duty during and after
the four-hour attack.
According to a letter by his com
manding officer to the secretary of
the navy, "He insisted that he was
all right, when the contrary waa
evident He had to be relieved
against his will, and, as a result
of the gassing, died." He was only
18 years and 5 months old at the
time of his death.
Mr. Sehaffner has recently re
ceived word from a French officer
that the body of hia son haa been
removed from the grave In which
it lay near Verdun and placed in
the great American burial ground
at Ramagne. France. '
HONORS PAID HAASE.
Berlin, Thursday, Nov. 13. Black
draped red flags decorated the
Reichstags chamber today in honor
of Hugo Haase, leader of the inde
pendent socialists, whose ashes
were deposited In the Llchtervelde
cemetery. . William Dtttmann,
speaking for the Independents,
characterised him as "the brains J.
the revolution," saying that Herr I j
Haase was responsible for the final ' .';
adoption of the socialistic .; pro--'.Sj-J
51 U1 a lue guvrrauivm yuuvy.
DEPILIS
(Gets the Beet of geperfluon
-,, Hair -.
, A C osmetic ef Importance .'
Wear the sheerest of chiffons
and the sleeveless frocks of
fashion with grace and comfort
Depilia removes instantly the
unsightly, odious hair of the
underarm, neck and face No
smarting, no roughness, no chaf
ing, Just a delightful after feel
ing that la astonishing. The hair
roots grow amazingly less after
each application of Depilis. For
sale by druggists everywhere.
Community Delicatessen
318 KKETEENTH STREET
, Blanche Krell Esther Shuck
GENUINE HOME COOKING AND BAKING
CAKES
PIES
COOKIES "
DOUGHNUTS
BREAD -FRUIT
CAKE
HAM
PORK LOIN
VEAL LOAF
ROAST PORK
POTATO SALAD
BAKED HASH
HOT SOUP AND LIGHT LUNCHES
Fancy. Groceries
Phone B. L 6441
ORDERS A SPECIALTY
WOMEN'S SUITS
v Second Floor
mnnflflt & (To.
FAMOUS FOR COATS AND WITS
THE BUST STORJt ON FIFTH AVENUE.
MOLINE,ILL.
MISSES' SUITS
Second Hoot
Women
s
and
Misses' Suits
mi ii m i r e m i
7.. NORBERG
saMSBBssanw. . Ml -4
av Pxy
We Specially Recommend
the. Following Rolls tor
Your Player Piano
820 Lazy Eyes ........... .$1.00
898 The Hand That Rocked
My Cradle ... $1.00
903 In My Dreams. .... ... .$1.00
906 I've Made Up My Mind .$1.25
907 1 Want a Daddy ...... . .$1.25
915 Girl of Mine ........... $1.00
916 Squealin' Pig Blues . . . .$1.00
918 That Thing Called Love.$1.0C
We also carry the Imperial ;
Rolls, and others
MUSIC HOUSE
Victrola Headquarters
130S Stl Are., Mine, t STORES: 1806 3d Are., Reck Uui
IByftGeiiYlEggs-: Cheese
Our sales on these commodities for the month of October
amounted to nearly $50,000 in our .six retail stores, situated
throughout the tri-cities. ' ; p ,
The Reasons M
For this enormous output is due to the fact that we sell cheaper
than most dealers who sill
BUTTER, EGGS AND CHEESE
The Why
WE BUY CHEESE IN CARLOAD LOTS. WE BUY EGGS
i DIRECT FROM THE FAItMSiAND
We Make Our Own Butter
For Purity, Courtesy and Values-Visit Our Store
PRICES FOR SATURDAY ,
Butter 69 Eggs.70 Cheese 35,
! ; ., -f
' Davenport
Rock Island
Moline
Dubuque
at ONE'
This special underpricing in
cludes the entire stock. Suits
of the better qualities for
which this store is noted. Smart
styled garments purchased
from the best known fashion
centers. Styles that will appeal
to the most particular, for there
is an extensive assortment to
choose from.
Choice of the Stock
One-Third
Off
33 Discount
THIRD
B5EsSEs555ssSassB595Ess
y -X Vi 1 1 . r II 77 TTLY I
OFF
Regular and extra sizes are in
cluded in this special under
pricing. Choice may be made
from a variety of fabrics, rich
in color. Only an inspection
of these remarkable suits can
convince you of their extreme
smartness, excellent wearing
qualities and their unusual tail
oring. ..Entire Stock at
One-Third
Off
33M Discount
National Blouse Week Ends Tomorrow
National Blouse Week has" proved to be the most successful sales event of the season. For Saturday's
selection unusually large assortments remain. Hundreds of pretty blouses in various styles and fabrics
in both pastel shades and dark suit colors. Size range includes the stylish stouts.
Prices Range from $2.50 to $37.50
Women's and Misses' Knit Under
vear Firs! Floor
a. I
JSFOtOJHYANDsUrn Nssea
Men's and Bogs' Knit Under
wearFirst Fiooi
!fifS
Women's and Children's Knit Underwear
Women's medium weight silk
and wool union suits, fine soft
garments, per gar- fc 2 7C
ment, $4.00 and ... O.IO
Women's heavy silk and wool
union suits, a special quality,
RfS". $5.00
Misses' wool union suits, Car-)
ter brand, priced according to
size, per garment, 7 CA
$2.00 to l.OU
Women's cotton fleeced shirts
and drawers, full bleached,
SST...
Women's heavy cotton fleeced
union suits, full bleached, in
three styles, - M AA
garment ...... ... vU
Women's cotton fleece union
suits, extra heavy fleece, in
three styles, 0? CA
garment .........
Women's wool and cotton
mixed union suits, Carter
brand, garment, . t 5 CA
$3.75 and ... .. vO.OU
Women's wool union suits, ex
tra quality, three styles, per
ST. .4:50. . . $4.00
Children's cotton fleece shirts
and drawers, in gray, cream
and white, priced according to
size, per garment QAr
from 45c to ... ... ...
Boys' wool union suits, in gray,
priced according to size, per
garment, j ca
$2.00 tO ePaVsOU
Misses' fleeced lined union
suits, cream and white, priced
according to size, per garment
from fci
90cto ... ... ..... 3I40
Women's fine silk and wool
union suits, band top, fl? i aa
garment DUU
Men's Knit Underwear
' .V3-
t . .;----v
-. --.;-?.
s -.r
-; - , - - Va
Men's cotton fleeced shirts and drawers, Men's fleeced lined union suits, white, Men's fine wool union ' suits, an extra
flat fleece, gray, $1 1Z gray and ecru, medium AA quality, per a. ca
WAiirhr.. npr mrment vvw trarmont Jial.lll
..... ......... rw V -
per garment
Men's cotton fleeced shirts and draw- Men's wool union suits, natural, medium
era, medium weight, xl 75 weignx, per
f aaaVWimil
$4.00
union suits, the
best quality, v ' ftz a A
i..tS.!
per garment
Viwv mrmmtt.
per garment ...
ePU.UV
i
SMk UIVMV
: r

xml | txt