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NORWICH BULLETIN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1918
- 6 p for the United War Wor. 5 - campaign 5 OVER THE TOP IN ONE DAY IS THE SOAN Everything. Set U A letter from State Chairman Bushnell to District Chairman, Chas. W. bale. Chan. W. Gale Dit. Chairman: By voluntarily assuming a quota of $100 0 90 at your meeting October 25th. your Xk-trict took the lead in establishing a hign standard which was promptly duplicated elsewhere in several Con necticut Districts. In so doing you honored not only yourselves but the entire commonwealth of Connecticut. lncidentllv you will be glad to Know mat atter. your ampins" Director Mr. '.lames L. Case, at the New England Conference v i Bos ton October 23rd had described your organization plans. Dr. John K. ii.li ii ..... r'n.ni the I'nited War Work Campaign puh- lirlv paid a verv compliment to Mr. Case. crediting him witn making' the clearest and most concise description of an ideal cam paign for such a city as Norw cb. Dr. Mott then set forth a few of the reasons why more than -oQ,-9V),'H0 must be Taised: 1. Because we have now upwards of 2 000 000 men overseas twice as manv as the estimates of last Spring. , Because the expansion of Uie American Navy far beyond the estimates and the necessiu of caring for 600.000 enlisted men on sea f.s well as on land. ... , 3. Because of the services which must be rendered to millions of men and women in militarized industries. 4 Because of the continuity of service to our men from the time thev 'leave home, through every 1 base of camp life, training, trans portation, combat, recuperation and demobilization, 'till they return ' """a. Because the same agencies must be extended to our allies far more than was planned in the budgets made months ago. t. Because of the indescribable need of millions of prisoners' ot war- Because even if the war should end in a few weeks, the agen cies included in the United War Work Campaign will be needed then even more bv hundreds of thousands of our own men who wi!l he de tained overseas for many months of virtual idleness, without the st:m uius of war to keep them in "fit condition mentally, physically and n.orallv to meet the test ot battle. Wise provision must be made for their leisure hours if our boys are to come back to us weaker or Slr0Ko" these and numerous other reasons the national budget has been increased with the approval of .President Wilson and in the hope nd confident belief that the response will far exceed $250 000.000. Whatever mar be the peace terms of the opinion is now quite ft-eely expressed that in view of the man power of the allies, I ncie Sara will have to furnish no small proportion of the interna t'onal police force overseas to save Europe from the anarchy rampant in Russia And while our boys are ttil in service Overseas they will he immenselv benefited by the ministrations of these seven agencies :.id reminded daily that the services rendered them were supplied di rect from the contributions of their friends at home. Norwich has set a tine example and adopted a stirring slogan Over the top in one day." On behalf of the State Executive Com mittee let me express to you our grateful appreciation. Very sincereiv, W. G BUSHNELL.. Slate Chairman. . "if 'wiiill i 1 t A2 : JAMES L. CASE. Campaign Director. COL. C. W. GALES, Chairman. OLIVER L. JOHNSON, Treasurer. PATRIOTIC MEN AND WOMEN IN NORWICH AND VICINITY , ORGANIZED TO DO THEIR PART IN NATION-WIDE CAMPAIGN NORWICH DIS TRICT QUOTA $100,000 WHAT WILL YOU. GIVE? DECIDE TODAY AND MAKE YOUR SHARE THE BIGGEST THING YOU EVER DID. $25 Capt. Mrs. George A. $10 Capt. Mrs. Mary T. $C Capt. Mrs. Allyn L. " V:.th an a'.lotment of $100,000 as the ie-AS!irc -t its patriotic duty, volun ir: y nsuniei by th? allied campaign j.iTm.rer and enthusiastically en-Tls-se 1 b he state organisation, the i.nitcd work campaign to raise j:j-l.l,'10.fl00 for war relief purposes ia ko" r-dy to be launched in the Nor J; .i.stri'-:. T.ie preiiminary meeting for organ- za::on was h)d on Oct. 4th and was aompo.-el of rie representatives from ?ai n ot the seven war relief agencies that are associated in this drive. The vvt organizations that are repre Venfd in this campaign are: The J'ovins Mn's Christian association, the f.'ounj; Women's Christian association, t'.irona! Catholic War council fKntsthts of Columbus), Jewish wel tn; o bi.ard. war camp community scr- i. e .American Library association, SV. .:t:on Army. TLl' slogan for this campaign, the plan for which was prepared by Cam laijn Director James 1 Case, is "Over r-, Ton in On Day." a goal which ill undoubtedly be reached if the I l ni 1 -'.-' w 1 Perkins. Team M, Team X Uarriman. Team O, ttrown. - , Town Chairmen Appointed. The organization in the outlying ectic.ns which are included in the Norwich district is made up of a town . hairman in each section, upon whom rests the responsibility of getting to gether a working organization in his respective district that will carry his community'' "Over the Top in One Day." Following are th? town chair men in each of the. outlying sections: lialtic Ixmis J. Fontaine. . Ilozrah and Kitchviile E'. Allen Bid '"olehester Judge H. P. BuelJ. Gales Ferry Mrs. Walter il. Buck ingham. Giasgo J. T. Wilbur. Griswold and Jewett City Herbert C. Webster (temporary chairman). Lebanon Otto Pultz. Ledyard Charles D. Geer. Norwich Town and Yantic Charles A. Saxton. Occum Fred Topliff. Preston Arthur E. Shcdd. ypra.ruo William G. Park. Taftville F. B. Uicketson. Voluntown Thomas McDonald. All Invited to Contribute. " The campaign workers who have en listed for this drive will silicit your contributions, not as Catholics, nor as Jews!, not as Protestants, not as the representatives of any creed or enter prise, but as Americans, to ask that you join in the great united undertak ing for God and country and our fight ers, for the protectiin of thne boys your boys who are sacrificing so much at this crisis in the life of the nation. Following the Flag. enthusiasm of the workers is any cri- " e f'aa ,er ?ars PI0 "". terion. I :ln'' a" t,iem have been fought and . , . . , ... won ov oovs. a majoriiv or tnc soi- Norwich Distr.ct Orgamzation. (liPrs ,n hotYl armies in tile CivU war The organization which has been ' were under 21. But this war is si formed to carry on this campaign is different, in the numbers involved, in made up of representatives of each of the terrific nature of fighting machines Ihe seven war welfare organizations emploxed, in the enormous armament that are included in this allied drive and high explosives, in the complexity The Seven Welfare Agencies. We had the machinery in the organ izations "which for years have been working in the intellectual and spirit ual interest of the American people the Young Men's Christian association, the Youngf Women's Christian associa tion, the National Catholic War coun cil and Knights of Columbus, the Jew ish Welfare board, the American Li brary association and the Salvation army. Added to these' a new service the war camp community service sprang up to fill an important need, welfare agencies have not been merged. They .will keep their separate organizations as bffore, but they will work in co-operation. , They will have to do this because the job they have undertaken is too big for any one ot thern to do singly. The amount of money they need, and must have, if our soldiers, sailors and marines are to he taken care of as the American people want them cared for, is too huge for anv one so.'iety to raise alone. The American people will give the money, because the fighting men .. JAMES CARDINAL GIBBONS . ' in behalf of the' Natl&nal Catholic War Council, sends this messag to the American .people: . "They are eup esiii and ureuiorsi fiesli of our flesh, Ws have sent uieui across the bea to figm but we are determined that they buouia Know that ihe ptopie a: Hume are righting with them stand ing wua cnem, snouiaer to snouider, . , . 'America m una war baa aane what na ether nation ever did ;he lias carried tue presence, uie atmosphere of home into the camps , across trie seas, that everywniB the soldier may realize there are latheriy lianas to console mm, friendiy hands to entertain hlm. 'Ail uiese seven organizaiions now stand upon one platform that of providing recreation,, entertainment and homo comfort for our troops, i rem tnat camnien piattorm, all, teeethe? with ons yoicY will make a single appeal la tne American people, " "Tiiee seven organizations have agreed bv dtreellon- of the eovi ernment upon definito budgets and all are working 'under a eeneral' national committee upen wincn all are represented for a united war work campaign to raise the sum of $20,000,000. , "Enormous aa that sum may be, te American people will raise it gtneioiis.y tna giadiy, "vvheti one consider an ar nf ef ever 4,000.000; a navy that mus ters over 500,000 men in Its service; the "number and size of our (lamps; the buildings to be erected: ihe secretaries to be maintained' tne equipment to be furnished: the visitors' houses to be built '.the community service to be extended into every cltv and towir of the country; the proieciive work most necessary and vital for all our" peo pie, which this war has given to us ns our share to maintain, one will nee that ihe sum la none too great for this enormous task We cannot shirk It. We cannot shift it. To attempt to do so would be to prove false l the men who are giving their bodies and -their lives for our national' safely. :- - - "H is an American campaign. ; Its appeal is one that no Ameri- ' con may refuse and America's answer will be another triumphant ' announcement' that we are In this war aa one people and as one na tlcn to see it through to victory. "Th-.. wire Othclic body "of the country is organized to crown this campaign with victory. Every diocese has harnessed Us own resources, v.i.1 work with tne state committees of '' the '; United War Work Campaign, and give the utmost service." t m " a very ia'ge scale. The Americ in Li brary tissiciation . has estabusheO bra nches in every camp and 113 va! station in this country; it has its book shelves in every Y. M. C. A., Knights of Columbus and Jewish Welfare board hut. in Y. W. C. A. hostess houses, in the houses of the war cmip community service, and it has shipped more than a million books overseas to be distributed ail over the areas occu pied by the American expeditionary firce. The boys eating Salvation Army Jews, but of all three welded together. Every sect and varietv of religion, every kind of faith, will be joined in the great universal religion of service. EDWIN HILL, Representing V. M. C. A. ind is as follon s Chair Tan Col. Charles W. C.al Vice Chairman Mayor J. J. Des mond. ' Secretary Joseph Schwartz. Treasurer 'Oliver L. Johnson. Rxecutive Committee The officers. Edwin Hill, M-s. Chanuins M. llunt- I ingtcu, John it. l.ee. Abraham Strom, II. A. Tirrell. James . Macpherscn, Capt. Richardson Jewell. urapavtn Director James L. Case. t of the social as well as military prob b'.ms involved, as to be something new ', under the sun. ' I The war defies comparison. In a! I mo.-'t every aspect iu is dilTerent from i other wars. And one of the differences jihat seems most -significant is : this: that in the present eonl1t the influences which were best in civil life have not been left behind, but have followed the flas into the training camp, across the seas, and have Victory Boys' and Girls' Department ' marched with the boys straight up to i Hon. Allyn L. Brown, chairman. E. ; the front line trench. I J. Graham. P.ev. Mvles P. Gnlvin. tlev t In titp histnrv of warfare tVn' Viae A LETTER FROM PRESIDENT WILSON The White House. Washington, Sept. 3, 191S.- My Dear Mr. Fosdick: May I not call your attention to a matter which has been re-', sently engaging my thought not a little? The War Department has recognized the Young Men's Christian Association, the Young Women's Christian Association, the National Catholic War Council, the Knights of Columbus, the Jewish Welfare Board, the War Camp Community Service, the American Library Association, and the Salvation Army as accepted instrumentalities through which the men in the ranks are to be assisted in many es sential matters of recreation anil morale. It was evident from the first, and has become increasingly evi dent, that the services rendered by these agencies to our army and to our allies are essentially one and all of a kind and must of necessity, if well remlered. be rendered in the closest co-operation. It is my judgment, therefore, that we shall secure, the best results in the matter of the support of these agencies, if these seven societies will unite their forthcoming appeals for funds, in order that the spirit of the country in this matter may be expressed without distinction of race or religious opinion in support of what is iu reality a common service. ' ' This point of view is sustained by the necessity, which the war has forced upon us. of limiting our appeals lor funds in such a way that two or three comprehensive campaigns shall take ihe place ot a series of independent calls upon the generosity of the country. Will you nof, therefore, as Chairman of the Commission on Train ing Camp Activities, be good enough to ret'Uvst the societies in ques tion to combine their approaching appeals for funds in a single campaign, preferably during; the week of .Nov. II. so that in their solicitation of ttinds as well as in their work in the field, they may act in as complete co-operation and fellowship as possible? In inviting these organizations to give this new evidence of their patriotic co-operation. I wish it distinctly understood that their com pliance with this request will not in any sense imply the surrender on the part of any of them of its distinctive character and autonomy, be cause 1 fully recognize the fact that each of them has its own tradi tion's, principles, and relationships which it properly prizes and which, if preserved and strengthened, make possible the largest service. At the same time. I would be obliged if you would convey to them from me a very warm expression of the Government's appreciation of the splendid service they have rendered in ministering to the troops at home and overseas in their leisure time. Throusrh'their agencies the moral and spiritual resources'. of the nation have been mobilized be hind our forces and used in the finest way, and they are contributing directly and effectively fo Ihe winning of the war. It has been gratifying to find such a line spirit of co-operation among all the leaders of the organizations I have mentioned. This spirit, and the patriotism of all the members and friends of these agencies, give me confidence to believe that the united war work campaign will be crowned with abundant success. Cordially and sincere.y yours, WOODROW WILSON. v - ; ' . is, . f i ' l ' Vi - r - -' .i .t. mi IT. A. TIRRELL, Representing American Library Association. TO MAKE INSPECTION Or CHRISTMAS PACKETS Cartons are. now bein? distributed at the Red Cross rooms o those who have received , bibls-f rom overseas. Beginning 'S v.uruav. tNovtif.ber Mb. inspectors tvi'l be; at j the . I?ed, Cross from 10 to 12 and i to 4."'i every dav except Stindiy. until November 20th. When you have filled your carton you must take it to the Bel Cross to be examined by one ci .these inspectors. She will see that- its contents is en tirely in accordance with the postal regulations and that it docs not weigh more than iciee pound. The inspec tor has the r.sht to take ot 'anything which is not allowed in fjje mails or anything thnt makes i "'t overweight. This is all done in your presence, and will bo more satisfactory to5-you than if the parcel should bc. luspected in New York. . fter exam. ring the car ton, the inspector will wrap it ut and past .)n the label from overseas and the Red Cross Inspectors' label and you will add stamps, ft vill then be ready to go. and the Red Tross will turn it over to the pos-t ' office. You need not bri paper na string for the Cranston 'o. has most generous ly offerei to furnish a'.! that will fc necessary for wrapping the cartons, as their Christmas gift to err Norwich boys in Fran'-e. Stamps will be on sale as th-. post jjrWi Uockn., .-.- J.. must be . u-iViVied; py f'lJt snder.- On the label from overseas there is -no mention for. the need of ircsriectioTi "by the Red Cros-. but this" is absolute ly necessary. If you should mail your package wi'hout the Red Cross in spection lab?l it would probably nev er reach France. MAYOR J. .1. DKSMOND Vice Chairman Chairman, Charles W. Gale, Speaks for the Seven Welfare Agencies As3ciated in These Cam paigns. On the Uuli of Honor which stands in lront ot our own City Hall is inscribed the names of nearly 1 40' men who are in ihe service of their Country, on land and sea, and wearingiis Cniforms. It is safe to assume that ninety per cent, of these men have not previously received military in structions but they have stepped out now to face the world to en counter an unfamiliar discipline to cross the Ocean to land in a country whose language they do not understand and who are hurl ed suddenly out of their boyhood into the most tryinj: and difficult of all experiences War This War differs in every respect from other Wars and the most signifi cant fact is this that in the pres ent crisis the influences which were best in civil life have r.ot been left behind, but have follow ed the flag into the Training Camps, across the sea and even inarched -with the boys straight up to the line trenches, and "over the top." How has this been accom plished? -The Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A., the National Catholic War Council and Knights of Columbus, the Jewish Welfare Board, the American Library Association, the War amp Community Service and the Salvation Army. These seven welfare agencies appointed a Joint Committee through which all funds were to be raised and were ap portioned according to the size and needs of each. These agencies have not been merged, but will keep their separate organizations as before, but will work in co-operation. They have to do this as the undertaking; is too great for any one of them to do singly. The American people will cheerfully g!ve their maney, as the fighting men are their own sons, brothers and husbands. Always remember that a contribution to these seven organizations is given an directly to the hastening of victory as though it vu put into Liberty Bonds. CHAS. W. GALE, N District Chairman. William 11. Kennedy, Rev. I. V. Macie jewski. A. L. F'ea'e, Miss Klixabeth I f.:im Henry A. Tirrell. j Publicity Committee John M. Lee. chairman Leo Kronir. Henry I-'. Par ker. Weston C. I'ullrn. Charles F. Whitney. teams ot Men and Women. V're teamn r.f rven itnrl air tcums . women have been formed to canvass in never happened before. Except for the j Team : Gale. ! Team A. R, Men's Teams. $L',500 Capt. Charles W. James C. $1.000--Capt. I .viacplierson. Team C, J3U0 Capt. T. '. Murphv. Team D, $:50 Capt. Thomas H. Beckley. v Team E, $100 John M. Lee. Team F, $30 Capt. Herbert B. Cary. Team G-. $25 Capt. Will L. Stearns. Team H, $10--Cant. ,1. A. Desmond. Team I, $5 Capt. Herbert R. Branche. The chairman of the women's di vision is Mrs. Helen R. F. Huntington, there being six teams of women fo canvass among women. Women's Teams. Team J, $250 Capt. Mrs. Willis Aus- tin. j Team K, $100 Capt. Mi s. D. M. Les ter I Team L, $50 Ca.pt. Mrs. Edmund W. i. P'i -A L fnt a nana ima 'Wiir jl MRS. CHANNING M. HUNTINGTON Representing Y. W. C. A.. and this was mobilized with the others. These seven welfare agencies received from the government sole authority to serve the army and navy in camps, cantonments, naval stations and bases, transports and warships, both at home and abroad. At first these welfare agencies worked as separate institu tions, with little real co-operation. Each raised its own funds. Each es tablished its own units without con sideration of the movements of the others But as time went on the effi ciency of this plan was brought into question. Duplication of effort was apparent. Seven Agencies Co-operate. Co-operation became inevitable, and in August 1918, on recommendation of President Wilson, the seven welfare agencies appiinted a joint committee through which all funds were to be raised and apportioned according to the size and the needs of each. The ministrations of the chaplain, the Civil war soldier lacked everything that had made his home life wholesome and happy. He had few books to read, he had no place of recreation after' his day's work was done. He had no re minders whatever of civil life, except, indeed, certain very evil reminders in the shape of disreputable camp follow ers and wayside saloons. It 'was al most an inevitable result of war's up heavals in the past that men should have their moral natures impaired. This is a Different War. A different story will be told of this war. From the first days of V914 the English army had orders from its highest commander, General Kitchen er, that sobriety and strict morality was demanded of the men. The same spirit was ehown by the French army. If was to be a clean war fought by clean men. And when we came into the war there was no question but that our soldiers should measure up to the best standard that the English and the French had established. Fortunately, we- had the machinery through which to work, and in the first month of lur l entranee int'n the Ktrns'B-le the TTniteA J. C. MACPHERSO.N. States government mebilized that ma- Representing War Camp Community j chinery and made it a part of the army ana navy. Service. Mayor Desmond Approves Campaign To the good people of Norwich and vicinity: Your. attention is directed to the campaign about to be inaugurated to obtain tfunds needed to carry on the work of the several organiza tions devoted to the aid and com- rcrt ot the brave men serving in the armies and navies of our country and in those of our allies; and you are urgently requested to do all in your power to make this campaign signally successful. The need is imperative, and we can not fail to respond to this call without proving recreant to the solemn duty of the hour; we have sent forth our sons, our brothers and our neighbors to endure the hardships and horrors of war. and we can do no less than supply them with all available advantages. We are justly proud of our splendid fighting men, as well as orofoundly grateful to the magnif icent forces whom they are so brilliantly supporting; Let our course in this great enterprise bear unmistakable testimony to our ad miration and appreciation, and let us all contribute at this time with the aame spirit .that animates our heroic defenders abroad, leading them from victory to victory In the glorious cause of humanity. J. J. PKSMOND. Mayor. U W -tr v I1 &TK Si -..JVI.'V,.. c5? JOHN M. LEE, Representing National Catholic Wa: Council (K. of C.). are their own sons, brothers, husbands I ill L .1.- ,1 f...t ' LliCV ill (JAl)tfCL lilt; ilU t iiUl I'-Ctl I welfare agents to spend it wisely and senerously in the best interests of the I men. j Workers from All Walks. Who are these welfare workers? A ist of their occupations reads like a classified telephone directory. They are clergymen and rabbis, college profes sors, motion picture . operators, ex baseball stars, truck drivers. chauf feurs, actors, clerks, sawmill opera tors, mechanics, musicians, cooks the list is almost, endless. To recruit such an army when the draft is calling millions of the best man material in the country is a hugh job in itself. But .the organizations faved even larger tasks. The seven welfare agencies no!, only have to be building contractor; 2nd real estate agents, on a large scale, they have to be storekeepers. They are motion picture exhibitors , Lit erally millions of feet of film are shown in almost every cantonment over week. The weekly shipment of films! o France averages 15 miles. The weekly attendance at. the shows, free, all of them, is about 2,500,000, and so economically is the business conducted that the cost1 to the organisations is less than 2 cents a head. . They are in the library business or. i doughnuts far up the line draw books and magazines supplied by the library I war service of the American Library I association. j Thus, from the instant when the j boy steps on the train that is to take j hint to the cantonment, and finds there the unexpected friendship of a Y. M. C. .. a K. of C.. or the Jewish Welfare secretary, or a Salvation Army woik er, to the hour when he stands alone in the trenches and sees coming down the line a worker with cigarettes and hot co:Tee all the way through one or another of these seven great co-operating agencies stands shoulder 10 shoulder with him. Yes. and even be yond. Even into the prison camps of Germany and Austria their long arm olj helpfulness reaches. Keeping Up the Morale. We have come to the point,., in the war where that indefinable' factor which we call morale is about to step in as the decisive agent. The differ ence in numercal strength on the western front is not great as ibis is being written: nor is one army mark edly inferior to the other in equipment and arms. Yet the forces of Germany are retreating, and not a single soldier on the allied side doubts that the allied hosts will continue to advance. Morale that factor of which Napoleon said, "It is as other factors in war as three to one," ia making its influence felt more and more surely every day. It is for that reason that General Pershing asks for the continued support of these seven great agencies. Because they make. for happiness-and contentment and confidence: anjl these qualities in turn make for morale. That is the first thing to remember.! it seems to me that a contribution to j these seven organizations is given as j directly to the hastening of victory as though it were put into Liberty bonds, i They are tne great contributors 10 morale; and morale is winning the war. v And the second interesting thing to me is this that as a by-product of the work of thees agencies in the war there are developing certain social phenomena that hold great promise for the future of our country. What an interesting specta.de we shall have presented to us on-Nov. Ill On that day the seven agencies will open their campaign for the largest gift ever asked from any people at one time $250,000,000. It will be a campaign not of Protestants or Catholics or ' y y :-. 4 ' - 7 : ..:.'- j -anirr I A. STROM. Keprescnting Jewish Welfare Board. CAPT. CICHARDSON JEWEIL, Representing Salvation Army. Campaign Director," James L, Case, Appeals to the People to Give Generously in This Cam paign. . .-: To the Citizets' of Norwich and Vicinity: You have undoubtedly read - in the local 'papers of the plans which have been formulated for conduct ing the Cnited War Work cam paign in Norwich. The sum asked for' is $100,000. and if this amount is to be raised, the object of our efforts must have the hearty support of every citiien regardless of creed, rase or na tionality. The cause for which the fund is to be raised is such a vital one that I am sure it will appeal to all. There is a part for every one from the oldest to the youngest, and when you are approached for a contribution, it Is "hoped that your gift' will be as large as you can possibly make it. We are liv ing in a period when business of all kinds is conducted upon a large scale, and where a few years ago we were accustomed to think in ! terms of thousands we now speak in terms, of millions 'and billions. When the people of Norwich be; come thoroughly interested in any movement, they always accomnlish i; the goal set before., them, and . 1 i'.ri confident' that when the re ft turns Hre l;thnlrtted on Mondav night, November 11th, ..the total sum subscribed will be in excess of the $100 000. The National Oi ganization is counting .upon Con necticut for $4 50 0 008,- and . the State Organization is counting upon Norwich for $100,000. Therefore, m the name of - our boys, both at home and overseas, who are ready, if necessary, to give their lives fori the cause of Liberty and Democracy 1 appeal to you to GIVE, GIVE, GIVE, and to make your gifts as 1 arse as possible. Verv respectfully, JAMES U CASE. . Campaign- Director.