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THE EMBLEM OF HUMAN MERCY
By SAMUEL GOMPERS
The Red Cross is an emblem typifying human
mercy and sympathy. Its mission to relieve phys
ical pain and minister to mind and
body has given it a place deep in the
hearts of all our people. For those
whose dear ones are in places of
great danger it is a comfort to know
that the American Red Cross is per
forming more effective service on a
larger scale than ever before.
In addition to serving our enlisted forces, it is
assisting in the work of civil relief among our allies
whose soil is being devastated by the fighting.
Thus the Red Cross is helping to interpret the
constructive spirit of our Republic which holds
sacred human life and the ideals it seeks. -
As time goes on the scope of the work of the
Red Cross in Europe will increase in order that the
organization may meet the demands that will be
made upon it. It must receive the full and hearty
support of the American people. It is only through
such an agency that we can be assured relief and
necessary ministration to our young men forming
our military force.
It is my sincere desire that adequate funds
will be secured for the work of the Red Cross.
THE RED CROSS SPIRIT SPEAKS
By JOHN H. FINLEY.
I kneel behind the soldiers' trench
I walk with shambles' smear and stench
The (lead I mourn.
I bear the stretcher and I bend
O'er Sammy, Pierre and Jack and mend
What shells have torn.
Igo wherever men may dare, I go wherever woman's
And love can live.
Wherever strength and skill can bring
Or solace give.
I myour pennies and your pounds;
I amyour b)odies on their rounds
Of pain afar;
I myou, doing what you wvould .
Ifyou wvere only w~here you could
The cross which on my arm I wear,
The flag which o'er my breast I bear,
Is but the sign
Of what you'd sacrifice for him
Who suffers on the hellish rim
01. war's red line.
Newest Devices of Surgery
For OurWounded Soldiers
Nitrous Oxide and Fluoroscope at Hand to Give
American Wound4edAll Chance in World.
'flhe best is none too good for the aladtesrgo0 eea ok
woundied Aminii soldiler. Tha~it 1is 'iyr f r ht tboi a
the II d Cross idea. 'The inuiiite sel- woiii'tleli metl in. Thyr
ente 10nds ani itnprovementat in surg6ery 'bv ui pundfe n
ft is adoptled in the Re Cross army aotayriaa to1o a ~
hospitals. whieh are models of uip-to- prts t ls iriglgtfl x
the-inistant compleiteness.ofmta ht norelyhl
Thuis fact is vividly emphasized in aovrBl.9brlwti. 'ie ilt
recent niews diispattch from itegiinald ry iseltruhte(1kadIt
Wright Kauffman, author of "'leThe ptei' bImfa aiy h
Hlouse of Bondage." K~auilfman hadsrens ysfloe te lrut
been -allowed t. accompany a badly temtladit h ls.Il
wounded friend into the operatingkie ynglnrswrdudrth
"'Corne on,' said the interne ; 'your bly i u ihti oi lt o
cut cat snn Choroor orethr."'Th'e at er th'at lesatbforna
~stac hs ben diinised te dwoumnd,' the intermne tioenTivance
ferene helecr6the od anesth work in woiths th .e r whunrlieope.'
and this n"AboneisBfi''spipttr thelne'rethen.
Glifrene hi'iwe'ii i ie ai~ltlet pirat u.It s ld esh prcight etl me.
I asokne Iun ni iou oxdeisnot'lna s tof mealiothat4ii an ordy theldi
~ uriii'ii' is ini tiit l~ XillilC torll's barde, ast . her i olete
eiitet ayeai ao ii li 140.Iit'stu r idn' teye foloet athoe o theg
'Th lid ros hs pt p aplnt ~th meta~ and vint ix ithe (lesh Hipste
here' exhitilie th lii ere, le o e. Hsi e w tl lith thll foi atr to
frd ' i n tere. He'sI l ayo ut layed' la lirnow ."
T HERE is on
till your h<
a salve to prid(
This is n
dollar, or even
For you t
to give $25 wt
when you can
tion that this w
This is no
is a time to giv
No man c
Except this: T
that only by ct
you think you
not a little of y
1 from your owr
yourself, can t
for you and th.
Every Cent of Every I
Thle Amiierieani Red C'ross
most effaicn organization
fering that the WVorld has
it Is mtadle up almost ei
workers, the htighier execu
exepltion men accustomred
are In almost all eases g
It is supJIlrd entirely
fees and by volun trry cont
It is today bringing ret
manity', both niulitary and
torn allied country.,
It plans tomorrow to l
restoration throughout the
So the People
that you are in busi
ness, come in and let us
show what we can do
for you in the way of
attractive cards and
letter heads.Good print
ing of all kinds is our
specialty and ifwe can
not satisfy you we don't
want your business.
".A grent net of mercy drawn through
in ocean of unsiwakable pain"
ly one way to give to the R
,art says stop. A little cont:
:>t to say that contribution<
of only one nickle, are no
> give $5 when you can giv
ken you can give $100, or
give $500--is to dodge the I
ar has laid upon you.
mber, this is NOT a chc
t a time to give because oth
e because OTHERS NEE[
an tell you how much you <
'hat "Over There" the NE
itting to the quick, only by
can give and then MORE-.
'our excess but much of it
children and from your ,
he NEEDS of the men w~
a NEEDS of the children ol
rou be met.
own soul how much it shot
)ollar Received for the Red Cross War Fur
is the largest andItfed an ci
'or' the relief of sur- tnc rgotcl
ever scell, tee o i
itirely of volunteer in o ne.
Lives being without
to large affairs, who Wt t iosi
ving their services dts~t~sada
by its mnembersip~ ogesatoi
of to suffering hu- PeletWlo
civii, in every WarTeWa Dprt
)lp in the work ofth iaiclyOllr
world TwIty tew o hilel
ribution is only
; of only one
e $25--for you
to give $100
trity:--this is a
ers give. This
ught to give.
ED is so great
giving all that
only by giving
only by taking
vrife and from
ho are fighting
the men who
d Goes for War Relief
hr's entLre p)opuiat ions ini
j) your sold(Iier boy ini hjp
s of workers, its tremen
iooth running transporta
sorvinig as America's ad
us helping to win the war.
tent audits its accounts.
Navy and your Ailies en
[S Americans have joined it.