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With confidence in our armed forces—with
the unbounding determination of our people—
we will gain the inevitable triumph—*o help
ns God.
Roosevelt's War Message.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1944.
Our Chief Aim
To aid in every way the prosecution of the
war to complete Victory. _
TOP OF THE MORNING
I spoke a word, and no one heard;
I wrote a word, and no one cared,
Or seemed to heed;
But after half a score of years
It blossomed in a fragrant deed.
OXENHAM.
The Road To Berlin
» (By the Associated Press)
I—Western front 305 miles (from west of
fCleve).
2. —Russian front: 310 miles (from Warsaw).
3. —Italian front: 570 miles (from south of
Bologna).
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Thieving At Oakdale
Thieves are again active in Oakdale ceme
tary. Fresh flowers are disappearing from
new graves. Shrubbery is being dug up and
carted off.
We hear of one case in which English box
plants, carefully nourished in a back yard
until sturdy enough to transplant, disappear
ing from a family lot overnight.
Azaleas, which grow slowly, cedars intended
u’timately for hedges, seem to take flight as
by magic.
Dog wood trees which provide a curtain of
bloom during their blossoming period were
shipped last spring until they actually ap
peared naked and ashamed.
Whatever impulse it is that leads persons,
to rob Oakdale graves of their flowering things
and shrubbery, the act itself is a desecration
and brings genuine grief to the loved ones of
those who sleep there.
The beautifying of graves is about the only
way bereaved persons may find relief for their
loss.
Certainly no one with normal intelligence
and average reactions can be unmindful of the
sentiment which inspires the custom. All other
persons, lacking consideration both for the
dead and living relatives and friends of the
dead who persist in their thieving, deserve to
be restrained even at the expense of maintain
Vng day and night guards.
-V
“Indispensable”
By subtle remarks dropped here and there,
John L. Lewis has indicated that he feels
scant enthusiasm for President Roosevelt’s re
election. He has even hinted guardedly that
he considers the present administration’s at
titude toward the United Mine Workers down
right unfriendly.
But Mr. Lewis hasn’t attacked Mr. Roose
velt from the “indispensable man’’ angle. No
air, not he. Mr. Lewis may be said to have
created the indispensable man — in his own
Image. He has been indispensabj^ to the UMW
for 24 years, man and boy. And during that
time he has developed a magnificent techni
que for slapping down anyone who suggests
♦Vtaf. Vi® Icn’f
“One Ray Edmundson,’’ as Mr. Lewis called
him, was so bold as to challenge this indis
pensability at the UMW’s biennial convention
in Cincinnati. In fact, he was doubly audac
ious. Not only did he want to run for Mr.
Lewis’ office, but he also favored some hereti
cal idea called autonomy. This would allow
members in 21 of the union’s 31 districts to
choose their own officers, a privilege which
Mr. Lewis in his wisdom has long denied
them.
Mr. Edmundson called a caucus of his fol
lowers early in the convention. Mr. Lewis
sent around some of his strong-knuckled boys
to break it up. They did. This apparently was
just to remind the Edmundson boys that it
was they who were expendable and Mr. Lewis
who was still indispensable.
Later, in a more orthodox session, Mr. Lewis
made a speech. He came right out and told
the delegates that Mr. Roosevelt, Mr. Hillman
and Mr. Bijpwder had hired a man to come
down here and dethrone the man.” King
John doesn’t dethrone easy.
Soon afterward the convention, in the persor
of Mr. Lewis, ruled that “said Edmundson”
was not a member in good standing, coulc
not be seated as a delegate, and thus of courst
could not possibly run for president.
The convention, in the person of Mr. Lewis
also saw to it that his term of office and tha
of other international officers was changec
from two years to four.- Also there was i
We matter of holding conventions every foui
years now instead of two. This will help keep
the boys from getting any restless ideas of
changing horses every 20 or 30 years.
And so it went. Resolutions and business
droned along, usually without discussion.
One delegate complained that he and his
fellows coudn’t follow the committee reports
because they were read by number, and sug
gested some other procedure. That was im
possible, Mr. Lewis told him, because ‘those
aren’t the rules of the convention.”
No question about it, democracy in action is
a wonderful and inspiring thing. And we’ll bet
some of the boys in the UMW miss it.
-V
Pick Them Up
Comp’aint is heard that motorists, often
alone in their cars, do not pick up members
of the armed forces seeking rides to or from
Wilmington even though they are traveling in
the direction soldiers and marines wish to go
and the lift would involve no increase in
gasoline consumption or serious loss of time.
One marine reports he spent five hours en
route from the base at Jacksonville when he
had only an over-night pass.
Transportation facilities from Jacksonville
and Cherry Point are inadequate. The men
stationed at either training point are not able
to spend as much time as they would like here
because they must either wait long hours for
a bus or in thumbing a ride in private vehicles.
In the circumstances Wilmington is losing an
opportunity to apply its hospitable inclinations
in the degree its people would wish. Nor is
it building up a friendly attitude among a per
centage of the men themselves.
A Chamber of Commerce committee is at
work on a project for providing better trans
portation and bus operators are surveying the
situation with a view to increasing their ser
vice. Both efforts rnay be successful, in the
long run. But the present need is for more
private drivers to pick up men at the road
side and bring them in or, as the case may
be, take them to camp.
If this is not done men in uniform inevitably
will find a way to visit other cities "during
their recreation periods and Wilmington be the
loser in more ways than one.
-V—
Farms For Veterans
President Roosevelt is a firm advocate of
a 'back to the farm’’ policy for returning
war veterans with a yen for farming, whether
experienced or not. He has written to Secre
tary of Agriculture Wickard and General
Hines, Veterans Administration, ordering gov
ernment studies of ways to assure that ser
vicemen, of wdiom he estimates one million are
farm-minded, get productive land and any
needed credit and training.
“Some servicemen who have indicated a
desire to become farmers or ranchers may
not be actually equipped by experience or
education to take over a full-sized farming
operation,” the President said.
Pointing out that while there is no new
“vreat Oklahoma or Northwest Territory to be
declared open for settlement,” Mr. Roosevelt
adds:
‘The lands for a veteran should consti
tute an economically sound farm or ranch
from which he can earn a sufficient income
to keep his family in comfort and health,
educate his children, and integrate himself
and his family into the community as happy
and useful citizens.”
It is not amiss, perhaps, to note that if the
country is to acquire another million farmers,
and they are to be "happy and useful citizens,”
there will have to be a sharp revision of
government agricultural policies. There can
be no more race suicide among hogs, for
example, or plowing under every other row
of cotton, through which practice the United
States lost to Brazil and Egypt so much of
its former cotton market control.
-V
Study Police Changes
It is not to be assumed that because plans
are afoot for improving the services of the
police department the department has been
far from par in the discharge of its duties
during these war years. All things considered,
Wilmington’s police have done well in the
most trying years of the city’s long existence.
We hold no brief for the department. But
we have watched its work since the first in
flux of new residents coincident with the build
ing of Camp Davis and have seen many cases
in which it has displayed exceptional sagacity
in solving crimes.
xl xa lx uc Lixai unmc tJAiata lu luu ldige ,
an extent, but it must be remembered that
because the pay is small several experienced
members have found employment in more re
munerative work and the force in its entirety
is too undermanned to cope with the situation.
The program for bettering its service through
closer attention to the limitations of individual
members and the training of all with a view
to amplifying their aptitudes is a step in the
right direction. The committee from the City
Council working in cooperation with the city
manager and the chief is to be commended
for devoting much time and study to the
project.
-V
Their Need Is Greatest
Industrial workers the country over have
been receiving higher wages during this war
emergency than they ever dreamed of get
ting. The increase in their pay has far exceed
ed increases in living costs, on which there
is no definite information but only vague esti
mates varying according to the source. It is
not wholly apparent, therefore, that the Little
Steel formula is in need of revision for -them.
But there are tens of thousands of other
workers, white collar people, so called, who
are the victims of injustice so long as the
Little Steel formula is enforced. For them the
advances in the cost of living, coupled with
increasing payroll deductions for taxes, are
creating actual want, at home.
Remember the fellow - in one of Dickens’
novels, who saved so carefully for a new
pair of shoes only to discover that when he
had accumulated the price he had no wear
able hat, and when he could buy a new coat
his pants were in shreds. That is what the
average white collar worker, is experiencing
now, only his own raiment is beside the
mark. His chief effort is to keep his family
clothed and fed.
This is the class which is hardest hit by
the Little Steel formula. It is for them that
it should be revised.
-V
Harking Back To Greeley
Friendly critics of Horace Greeley, the
great editor and historian of the reconstruction
period following the War Between the States,
complained that he spent so much time fid
dling with type in his composing room that
he failed to develop his exceptional talent to
the full. It is told of him that at any sum
mons from his mechanical superintendent he
would leave his desk and give up an hour to
helping his printers solve some typographical
problem, even standing at the case with stick
in hand, and that when he returned had
lost the thread of his subject and turned out
an indifferent piece for the paper, whereas
if he had refused to be interrupted in the
first place he might have produced a classic.
We are often reminded of this when we hear
of men in high position, with extraordinary
responsibilities and exceptional ability, devot
ing time to trivial undertakings and taking
risks which might invalve njuries serious
enough to incapacitate them for further serv
ice.
An example is the case of General Eisen
hower, who wrenched a knee while helping
his crew extricate his plane after a forced
landing. As it turned out the General was not
gravely hurt. But he might have been. And
it is not pleasant to contemplate the conse
quences if he had been.
-V
Interlocking Platform
With his speech last night at San Fran
cisco it seems to us that Mr. Dewey just
about completed the process of running for
the Presidency on the domestic platform of
the New Deal. This process, of course, was
pretty well under way before Mr. Dewey reach
ed California, or even before he entrained for
the West Coast. It began at Chicago, when the
Republican party borrowed for its platform
practically all of the New Deal’s major legis
lative enactments of the last ten years. Since
then Mr. Dewey has added other items. Last
night at San Francisco he succeeded in elimi
nating all but a few traces of any still inger
ing division between the Republican position
and the New Deal position on three important
domestic issues.
These issues ar« credit, wages and agricul
ture. On the subject of credit Mr. Dewey came
out flatly for the New Deal philosophy of Gov
ernment intervention to keep interest rates
‘stable” at an artifically low level. On the
subject of wages he came out for the New
Deal philosophy that the’ 'savage ' bid" ' cut
throat adjustments are gone for good.” “We
simply will not tolerate them.” The idea that
wages should fall during periods of depression
—part of the classical formula by which in
dustry attempted to reduce costs to the con
sumer in order to adjust itself to deflation
after periods of inflation—Mr. Dewey describes
as do Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Wallace, as
“one of the brutal ways” of the days of the
old - time dog-eat-dog economy.” Those days
are never coming back again.” Wages must
be kept at their high levels, and if at any
time there are not sufficient jobs in private
employment to go around, then Government
can and must create additional job opportuni
ties.” No reservation is made to this sweep
ing promise, even though the lack of sufficient
jobs in private employment may be the re
sult of wage rates so high as to discourage
activity, as happened so clearly in the building
trades before the war. Finally, on the subject
of agriculture Mr. Dewey accepts the New
Deal philosophy that what he and Mr. Roose
velt and Mr. Wallace call the old iroh law
of supply and demand” has seen its day.
It is no longer to be an iron law. It is to be
bent by ‘‘some degree of Government interven
tion in the free workings or our economic sys
tem.” Farm prices have risen spectacularly
under the impetus of war demand. Are they
kept high, through subsidies of one kind or
another, paid from the public purse? In Mr.
Dewey’s view: ‘The prices of major farm
crops must be supported against the menace
of disastrous collapse. We have undertaken
that commitment for the sake of the entire
nation.”
Where, now, is the New Deal?
Mr. Dewey, of course, is clear-eyed enough
to see that it is right beside him on the
platform, practically at the microphone. ‘In
all this,” he frankly agrees, there exists an
obvious danger to our fundamental freedoms.
The danger is that in accepting the support
of Government in certain broad aspects of our
economy we may slip by stages into complete
Government control of our lives.” This is pre
cisely the danger, under Mr. Roosevelt, against
which Mr, Dewey has been warning us. But
Mr. Dewey assures us that, unlike Mr. Roose
velt, he knows when to stop.
He assures us, too, that his Administration
would be a friendly one to private enterprise
and that it would encourage an expansion of
private industry and private employment by
such methods as a tax program offering gen
uine incentives. No doubt this would be his
purpose. But the questions which arise are
whether, however friendly the purpose, pri
vate enterprise could prosper, and taxes that
discourage jobs could be reduced, under any
system in which post - war wages were frozen
at their wartime inflation levels; all of the
slack of the unemployment certain to result
from this was taken up by large governmental
spending to create artificial work; and farm
prices were pegged at war - market figures
by subsidies which would inevitably have to
be raised by taxing the consumer.
To these questions Governor Dewey did not
address hitnself last night. New York Times.
—s-V
We need new industries more than ever,
more idle land put to use in new ways and
old, more soil conservation, a scientifically
determined balance between conflicting forms
of land-use and water-use, better bodies and
far better minds. — Dr. Isaiah Bowman, pres
ident Joh^ HODkins U.
■_IT RUNS BOTH WAYS, BOYS I
With The AEF
Head Man On Foot Ailments
(By KENNETH L. DIXON)
WITH AMERICAN TROOPS
IN FRANCE, Sept. 22.—(De
layed)— UP! —Fall already has
come to this Alpine foothill
section of France, bringing all
the usual lovely autumn trans
formations.
It’s the delightful time of
year when the woodfires crac
kle cheerily inside the farm
house while _t'he cold, freezing
rain slashes down outside, and
winter’s chill tinges mademoi
selle's cheeks even a prettier
pink.
It is the season, too, when
the average sniffling, sneezing
soldier swaps summer’s ath
letes foot for winter’s trench
foot.
Which is where Sgt. Gerald
K. Sumber, of Kingston, N. Y.,
enters the picture.
The sergeant is a medical
aid man which means that,
when the soldiers of his infan
try outfit are busy scrapping,
he has little time for special
ization what with scurrying
around under shellfire trying
to aave lives. But when the
boys are not in combat he goes
back to his first love—which is
feet.
Prior to the time he had to
leave assorted liniments and
arch support designs behind,
Sgt. Sumber was what is re
ferred to in medical journals
as a podiatrist, meaning he di
agnosed ailments of the dogs
and prescribed pills and lotions
for pain-wracked pups. He has
a degree in podiatry, six years
training at Drew university and
several years of practice on
homefolks’ feet.
If he had the slightest
thought when he swapped his
civies in, e was ducking that
“Oh, doc! My feet are killing
me” dialogue, he was disillu
sioned swiftly.
At the moment he averages
more than 30 foot patients
daily.
Who ever said the Army
travels on its stomach wasn’t
referring to the infantry,” said
Sumber. “We held foot inspec
tion every time we’d come out
of line and discovered that at
least 40 per cent of the men
needed attention. If the case
was really bad a man was sent
back to the hospital. Generally
we can cure him after just a
few treatments.”
Despite his many duties,
Sumber has managed to pre
pare a report based on the
treatment of 3,000 “sample
cases” and suggested improve
ments in foot care and equip
ment and the field care of or
dinary foot ailments and spe
cial treatment designed to con
dition soldiers’ feet.
Right now, he is especially
interested in a “cellophane
slipper” which he designed to
help prevent trench foot. It
ranks above athlete’s foot as
the forst danger to a combat
infantryman’s feet.
If properly made and worn
over socks as a liner between
the feet and shoes, Sumber
says the moisture-proof slipper
will keep the feet dry regard
less of rain and mud.
As for athlete’s foot, which
thrives on excessive perspirar
iion, Sumber says it is still
almost unpreventable under
frontline conditions.
25 Years Ago
(FROM THE FILES
OF THE STAR-NEWS)
SEPTEMBER 28, 1919
Miss Elsie Burke and her sisters
have returned to the city after an
extended visit in the western part
of North Carolina with their friends
and kinfolks.
Miss Frances Formy-duval of
Whiteville, was a shopper in the
city yesteray.
Twelve thousand pounds of bacon
will be placed on sale tomorrow
morning under the direction of the
Farmers and Consumers League,
Inc., at 32 cents a pound.
DR. BRYAN NAMED
MILL PRESIDENT
Dr. L. D. Bryan has been elected
president of the Holly Ridge Tex
tile Mill, Inc., it was reported yes
terday by N. H. Modinos.
L. E. Coleburn was named vice
president at a meeting of the
stockholders, and Mr. Modinos was
elected secretary and treasurer.
A finance committee, con.^.^ed
of J. D. Jenkins, William Krieller,
Mr. Coleburn and Mr. Modinos,
was selected to determine ways
and means to construct the plant
for the new sweater and hosiery
mill to be located at Holly Ridge.
The corporation, Mr. Modinos
said, has decided to purchase two
acres of land within the city limits
from the McMillian Land com
pany, of Wilmington, to build the
plant.
O. V. Radicky, member of the
board of directors, has gone to
Missouri to purchase textile ma
chinery.
Mr. Modinos reported that the
corporation will have common and
preferred stock on sale to the
public until October 10. The stocl
will be sold at $500 a unit, consist
ing of four shares of preferred
stock and one share of common
stock.
-V
More than 2,500,000 p o u n d s of
maple sugar a year normaly are
produced in the United States.
OLD BRIGHT BELT
TO BEGIN SALES
By The Associated Tress !
Sixteen North Carolina and Vir
ginia markets comprising the Old
Bright leaf flue-cured tobacco belt
will begin auction sales on a lim
ited scale today, with full-scale
operations due to begin on all mar
kets Monday.
The markets originally were
scheduled to open Sept. 25, but
the sales committee of the Tobac
co Association of the United States
which sets opening dates for all
belts and exercises other controls
over all markets, postponed open
ings until Oct. 2 because of a
acute labor shortage. However, af
ter protests from warehousemen
and growers, a compromise was
reached allowing all markets to
sell two days this week on a lim
ited scale.
Under the compromise, the Dan
ville, Va., and Winston-Salem mar
kets, the largest in the belt, will
operate seven hours Thursday and
Friday, with two sets of buyers
each. The South Boston, Va., mar
ket, next largest, will operate for
seven hours with one set of buyers.
All other markets will be limited
to 3 1-2 hours of selling time and
one set of buyers. Normal sales
time and buyer allotments will be
come effective Monday.
The U. S. Crop Reporting Ser
vice has predicted a total produc
tion of nearly 200,000,000 pounds
in the belt, an increase of more
than 25 per 'cent over last year.
Market officials predict an aver
age of near the 43 1-2 cent a pound
ceiling price set by the Office of
Price Administration.
In 1943 the belt sold 169,473,075
pounds for $70,194,917, and official
average of $41.42. This compared
with 149,502,798 pounds sold in 1942
for $61,823,589, an average of
$41.35.
Of total sales last year, eight
North Carolina markets sold 82,
080,704 pounds at an average of
$41.40, compared with 71,549,034
pounds sold in 1942 at an average'
of $40.72. The eight Virginia mar
kets sold 87,392,371 pounds last1
year at an average of $41.44, com- '
pared with 77,953,764 pounds sold
in 1942 at an average of $41.93. '
Virginia markets are located at ■
Brookneal, Chasey City, Clarks- '
ville, Danville, Kenbridge, Mar- ;
tinsville, Rocky Mount and South '
Boston. 1
The North Carolina markets are ]
located at Burlington, Madison, <
Mebane, Mt. Airy, Reidsville, Rox- <
boro, Stoneville and Winston-Sa- ;
lem. (
7-v—- 1
Production of civilian and mili- i
ary motor trucks for the first six e
nonths of 1944 totaled 344,434 units t
:ompared with 320,298 for the same v
)eriod last year. ^
i
t
The Literary Guidepost
BY'JOHN SELBY
“Can Do! The Story of the Sea
bees,” by William Bradford Huie,
Lt. (jg) U.S.N.R. (Dutton; 2.75).
The Navy’s definite edge on the
Army, so far as printed matter is
concerned, seems to extend to the
Seabees. William Bradford Huie,
the youngish novelist who tells
their story in "Can Do!” has done
a bang-up job.
The ■ Seabees are unique. Up to
the early days of the present war,
Mr. Huie shows, the U. S. Navy
relied wholly on civilian labor for
construction, repair and so forth,
even when this construction was at
a distance from America. Not
enough construction was at a dis
tance, as events have proved.
But a civilian is at a tremendous
disadvantage now that bombing
planes can reach into almost every
corner of the war. As Huie points
out, a civilian cannot defend him
self, and becomes a double liability
because somebody must defend
him. It was decided that a service
unit must be organized which
could do the work and fight
too, and almost overnight 100.000
highly skilled men who could have
had draft deferment and inflated
war wages volunteered to do their
stuff at service pay, and binder
fire if needbe. Lieut. Huie makes
very little point of the sacrifice im
plicit in being a Seabee, and of the
greater danger than a man of the
regular service, since he cannot
fight and work at the -same moment
without considerable strain — with
masterly understatement.
The Seabees built airstrips on
Pacific islands in 14 days or less.
They built camps, and ran roads
through mud that swallowed up
layer after layer of cocoanut logs.
“Long Toms” were snaked through
impenetrable jungle — or at least
the jungle was impenetrable to
anything but a Seabee bulldozer or
tractor. They built peirs, depots,
storage dumps and even dry docks
in places many a civilian contractor
would have ignored. They intailed
mechanisms for changing salt
water into potable water, machine
shops that turned old gasoline
drums into many fabulous things.
Forty-ton highway rollers appear
ed magically out of nowhere, mil
lions of feet of wire (mostly captur
ed from Japs) were strung cause
ways, chapels, cranes, parking
areas, roads, hospitals and a thou
sand things besides were built. The
Seabees are the essential Ameri
:an at work._' j
Interpreting
The War
BY KIRKE L. SIMPSON ?
Associated press War
The epic nine-day stand n
British “Red Devil" ta‘
troops at the Arnhem gate?^
Germany is over; but its ef ec I
the course and duration 0f hi °*
in Europe is yet to be detfi?
AUied announcement that Et
vivors of the gallant fJ' s'Jr'
been withdrawn south of th. ?
er Rhine ends hope of a •
repetition in the Netherlands «
break-through similar to t?1
Normandy. aat a
The eastern arm of the
still guards effectively th, '
ward flank of the Nazi <tf Sea
defense line. The short and ?
road to Berlin from the Pen
“Zred.' H*n0,trl“ *» «
But despite the failure
old effort to leap-frog acrol *
Rhine delta and unhinge theVh*
defenses, much was accomdif ?
The passage of the wider ™??1
difficult Waal-Rhine was seS
and strongly consolidated at \v
megen with its great bridge?
tact. The Eindhoven - NiimJ,
salient has been widened ?
broad corridor. The Maas ha,
been crossed or reached « !
wide front. And in western He*
land thousands of Nazi troops aril
in grave danger of entrapment
The Arnhem thrust has succeed
ed, too, in mounting a more Don!
derous threat of a decisive Allied
break-through in the north
i-jciu iuoiwui Montgomery oa;ES
elbow room in the Eindhoven- Nii.
megen corridor for new attacks
That threat is putting pressun
on available German reserves ia
the west. The peril to the Dutch
lower gateway to Germany is *till
too grave to permit any shift™
of Nazi forces to sectors farther
south.
Yet the Nazi higfh command
cannot be certain that General
Eisenhower may not repeat now
the tactics used in breaking out
of the Normandy beach . head,
Semi-official recapitulations o!
that battle iindicate that the ini.
tial Allied effort to burst from
Normandy was in the Caen sec
tor on the left flank. That was
the short road to Paris or the
Seine. The Germans concentrated
armor and anti-tank equipment
there and the British push stalled.
Then came the American drive
on the right of line at St. Lo ar.d
te Avranches break-through by
Patton’s speeding Third army
columns.
Along the Nazi “West Wall” a:4
its outposts in France and Holland,
there is no obvious opportunity hr
a similar Allied shift of attack
that promises equal results un
less it is along the Moselle ar.d
southward, to the -Swiss trontier,
Throughout the “Red Devi!”
stand at Arnhem there has been
little more than patrol activity
reported along the Allied font
south of the Dutch theater. la!
could be significant. It could tri
ply preparations for a diversion,
at least, to draw Nazi strength
away from the Brabant gateway,
It could mean that a new blow is
shaping up somewhere along fit
American and French-held sec
tors
-V
COMMUNITY CHEST
GIVEN $22,3%
In a preliminary check-up Rf‘
'382 has been pledged so tar to ft*
1945 Community War Chest, Hat
aid Stewart, General campaign
chairman, announced yesterday
morning.
Stewart said the early collection!
represent an increase over early
giving last year of 13.7 per cent.
Most of the money turned in has
come from the Special gifts dm
sion, but as yet a number of tee
larger contributors expected top'
through this division have not been
reported, Stewart observed.
‘It is too early yet to P18*
just how the campaign, "it-__
increased goal, is going. 1
pears to be coming along fa'°r
But it is highly important that
the organizations attain or -
subscribe their quotas if
going to reach our entire ?
$164,838,” he remarked.
Solicitation is now ifl «
through the commercial, in • j
governmental, educations, ^
public utility establishment
C The final phase of the
general solicitation,
week * |
DailyPray*
FOR THE RESTLESS
Thou hast told us, 0 Lo^h,^
in quietness and confidence
5Ur strength. Our rest!lessi f
:ry out to Thee for the t!ed
>f this promise. We/T/JoDteA
>y war’s anxieties and d.s
rhe whole social order is over
)y new dissatisfactions. en«««
ng our solidarity and ou ■“ ,f
3ur wants are nursed in- ,?(j
;erated proportions. e 'L„ tan
he serenity of the strong
o Thee, O Almighty Father, .
irayer that Thou wilt brea • I
[uillity into our- spirits- ft
indure our partings, our P . 0! I
ind our pains with the her°is* (| I
Ihrist Himself. May we aPPr°‘trott. I
iis, “Let not your hea: o* m
iled.” Whatever awaits us, ■
ver befalls, may we endur. ,hoii 1
he fortitide and calmness oi ^ ■
'hose springs of strength |
y. Thee. Amen.—W. T. |

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