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MONDAY. NOVEMBER 26 , 13 17 .
ON WAR’S SIDELINES « AMI* * I'STEII .lIATTLK ( KEEK. Mich., Nov. 2«. — SOME 12,000 hhw men entile to Damp <’u*t**r thla- week. Th«y hove •ni iv*ral lino-x 12,000 postal cards and letters bark to the folk- at hum*. Ninety per rent of the post cards raid something "Dear Ma I arrived () K. This sure Is a big place. Wok you w• re hire. I belong to company , Infantry. John rhe It Hits all haul th« .sum*' thing, only more so The point la that you know vlier** sonny ha-* been assigned. He’ll be lonesome for a few weeks, and you'll be wanting him to gel a lot of letters from home. If you address ill* in (orreetly, -iiruiy will g**t your mail quleklv. You muat always write on the envelope the regiment to which sonny belongs. In addition to the niimln t of th** regiment. Invariably note whether It Is Infantry, artillery, marhln gun. ammunition train, or whatever th* service branch may be. Kelli* mher that. It is a good plan to also note sonny's company VI battery. I’lat Will -av#* the regimental mall clerka a lot of trouble and will ex l•»* 1 11 « delivery Always put a return address on tire envelope, so that 'i <>nn\ d«s .n't g* t your letter, the missive will return at once and you will know that .1 mistake ha.-* been made somewhere. Here is a good address model: From Mr*. Thomas O’flrlen, 224 Fifth st , Detroit, Mich. Mr. l’atrick O’Hrlen 339th Infantry, f’o. O. Camp Custer. Mich It will he several weeks l)»*fore the postrtlllcr will have a directory of the 12,000 new men who poured in this week. Outgoing mail frequently numbers 20.000 pieces tti a day, ami incoming mail sometlmaa runs as many as 35,000 pieces a day. Experienced clerks are on duty at the ramp (Mistoince, but Incorrectly addressed mail cannot receive a great deal of attention from them. Address your letters properly Some Advice for Sonny. v A HO FT the finest hit of advice you can send sonny right now Is to grab off 110.000 worth of life insurance which the government Is offering to him for l**ss than T'» tents a thousand per month Sonny may not think that he can afford t<» pay for insurance f*j 11 ~r $7 a month out of his comparatively small wages, but he doesn’t now >*>t that when he gets to France, h«* will have no mote than $1" or *lj :i month to spend The government Is going to keep the rest of his money until h* gits hack, and then give it jo him in a lump with interest Th;«t . .1! 1 v**r> fine, hut fIu.OOO worth of life insurance in war limes at 11 ... ti ; . normal pear* tim* rates is h better investment than that You don't ilk** to think about whs* mm happen to sonny, hu! you ought to do ii until hr has taken out fhD in-urance He owe* .tt to you folks at l. ni Th.-re’s another angle to this insurance proposition. A great many of 1 ill's** Ixivm are coming hack from France sum* what battered up. They will w.i'i* to t.ike out the insurance that every man approaching middle fc , thirds he ought to c, ( rrv Private companies are going to refuse »o ~ , »*pt a lot of th**** felh'ws .i~ n*-k-. or at** going 10 demand fancy premium?* If t npn> lakes out his war insurance and < arri* sit while he liver aftei th« whi he will have fiv. years in which »o transfer th* w.u policy into the kind ordinarily carried 6y civilians and called "old Im.* insurant'* The government will permit him to do this without the !..* 1t v of a medical examination, and the rates will he lee« than those a-ked by private companies I nle*> sonny grabs a chunk of this war insurance, he may never be able to protect hi« family by investment In (■mance after the war. He’s a bit careless and improvident now Jog him up about 'hia Insurance thing That's the fin***' thing you can give for him now If sonny won't listen to reason, you folk* a* home can take out the war Insurance for him. ll** will ha>*- three months in which to take over tor him-elf the policy for which you .subscribe If h* falls to do It, the government will refund the premium money you advance. “Make ’Km Hungry.” Tins af**rno<>n t h** new* oniers will ge» Hieir first holiday since their rrl\*l In camp Sunday will be (heir’s to spend aa they wish. Most of th>* rookies will dev ,t *■ th** holidays to getting acquainted with the ramp and to looking up friends who have been her* longer than th**v or who were sent to different units on theit arrival early In the *.vp» k Friday was a clear cold day. and th* men had to hustle to keep warm on the drill fields. Oflcers and nonroms wete careful not to let the men stand around and catch cold Overcoats and hats have been Issued to Those who came without proper apparel. The only fellows who suffered were those who came without heavy shoes. Complete uniforms will not he issn,.,! until the physical examination is completed. This Is proceeding smoothly and n or* rapidly than In fleptejnbes in one respect, and not so rapidly in another All nun concerning whom there is the slightest suspicion of physical disability are being sent at once to tr e specialists a* the base hospital, and* such men cannot expect uniforms until they liav* satisfied the specialists a*-’ to their soundness Th,-- November erop of rookies on ihe whole excels that September barv**! hu» th**r* may he ,i great many rejections because th<* physical tandat'd of the camp hub« < n talced practically, if not theoretically. 1 »fflc<*r* :<rd nonroms have h* **u ordered to k**p tl • new men busy and I, iak*. tti.*m i.ingn That'-' the best preventive of h«)tu* slrkneas The 1,,,,, evidently like the do*** ~f work, for they are singing lustily aa they in,ni h and \ » lling around th* ir barracks in a fashion that really is an innovation for the camp. Round Holes for Round IV^s. T HE selection of (’usterites lor sp. * ial duty for which they are par thulatly fitted continues Hardly a day goes by without a ship metu of some men aontewN-re sot special duty \ I most before railed for physical examination, *v* ry newcomer is haled into a barracks filled with clerk** from th** personnel office. fher*' the rookies fill* out * long qu* Stionair* When h* 1* thru, there exist* a «'ard Index i**ord of much of his personal and femilv history, of hi* education, his working, entertainment and athletic talents, his salary In *ivil life, his military servo** preferences, and detailed comment on the things he docs b* 1 Thru this card index, whoever needs a certain man most will find nit all a hour him. apply for him. g**t his transfer and plant th** round p, i* jn the round hole. For instanr* the field signal battalion Is com pM'ing m huge wir< i**s- plant I asked the commander If he had plenty if wir* le s opera’ot *. H»* replied that lie possessed all that he can use. IN •ound hi* ni* n thru the personal otfire. In this fashion he also found the no- t skilled trainer of homing pig* on* In the middle west, H nd now Cuater m 25 pigeon** in training for mess enger duties in France Ordinarily the i**r**onn**l office confines Its operations to a largo room at division h*ad iu liter , but this week It has spread all over the canip>*nii<l has be* n nabbing newcomers almost before they knew they were here There will COMEDIES OF ( AMP CUSTER "Jy jfciAfSn I 'U«t**n' | ( lnifn!! Now lint* n. I.lnier you're likely to get nhut if you o monkeyin' Ground him lause that’* h n**w fungled belt fho*e guy.* are fourtn"- that ain't your aultra*** atrap that aomebody Rwipedf” With Harold V. Wilcox W no delay this month In discovering the -evcral talents of the November selects. There is a lot of modern efficiency in this n* w army. Ibis personnel office system wat* Insialled by the \tunoui' I’a* king corporation’s efficiency expert I’rof. Walter D. Seotl, famed for hi** success In f urnegle atecl Industries, was h**r«* this w**k us a war department Villi i*nr> **xperf. He advised company toinnianders in matters pertaining to Hi** nomination of enlisted men for The officers* training camp. He has devised a rating scale that gives th** absolute dope on u soldier’s probable success after promotion to a commission. According to the Scott rating scale, only five qualities are considered. They are physical qualities. Intelligence, Military leadership, character arid general value to the service All other factors arc disregarded. Equal emphasis I* placed on the first four qual: ti**s. and slight stress Is placed on tin* fifth. The officer vetio must name the candidates for promotion selects for standards oth**r ofTU **rs of the rank In question. Suppose a chance i« to b* given a noneom to win a com mission as a lleytenant. The noneom** captain observes several lieuten ants In respect to The five qualities named If the noneom compares favorably to the successful lieutenants in th*-*s** qualities, he get>* a chance to rts.* If th** com pari *<oll is not favorable for him. somebody else gets the * hanc* . The system is so succ* -ful that it is us***t rv**n w th< consideration of very high officers who ar** in lln** for promotion The Molar Tinkers CAM I* Custer has started its drive on had teeth. Eventually there will tie three large buildings devoted exclusively to dental opera Moils' Two will be centrally located in the camp and the third will be at the has* hnspitai These buildings will be fitted up with the most modern equipment on the market. Electric power will he used thruout, and th**r* will be facilities for all kinds of dental work Meanwhile field equipment must he used Thor* now are 40 dentists here They are given the rank of lieutenant and for the time being are assigned to the various regimental infirmaries, l.ater they will move ln*o the new buildings The 339th infantry Detroit’s own provides a dentistry yarn that is a good sample for the entire division In the regimental infirmary are two field outfits, each including a collapsible operating chair and a col lapalble power plant, which is operated by th** foot in oldtin.e style. The entire outfit can be packed in three ruM-ti, each about the si/*- of a small suit case. These outfits are complete enough for all kinds of extraction ami filling. Th** men of the regiment all l av** been examined, except the arrivals of this week. The dentists hH>** divided the men into four classes. One class needs immediate work on Its teeth.. The second class Is com posed of men who should he fixed up v* r -omi. Th** other two classes are not in immediate n**ed of dental attention. Most of (he work done to date has been the pulling out of old roots. Filling of cavities will com** later, except m exceptional cases When the dentists are thru, every man In the division will have sound teeth All of which, it is said, will increase Ihe phvsiral • ffiri*-ncy of th** division no less than 20 per cent Asks Divorce Set Aside; Says He Still Loves Wife. Divorced by hi* wife July 9, last, by the late Judge Van Zil*\ Wilhelm Hasenfrsntz appealed to th** circuit court, Saturday, to set aside »h* d* cree *»n the ground that h* still loves his wife. The hearing of the petition fell 'o Judt.e Clyd* I Webster, who hap P«-ns To be Judge Van Zile’s success NORTHCLIFFE’S BROTHER NAMED TO AIR MINISTRY LONDON. Nov. 24? Lord Kother* mere today accepted th* appoint ment as head *f the air ministry. Eord Rothermere sm c****ds Lord 1 Cow dray, who resign* *1 when the fact that his place had been off* red i to Lord Northclir*- became known thru th*- I*'ter in which Northcliff*.* declined th* cabinet position Isird Roih* rm*-re 1 1 broth* r <>i Eord Nor'hellfT* - ' H« is a Eih*...l Gets Cred ntials v'our’v ("Jerk Milton Oskmin, whose appointment a representa- l five In Wayne countv of th** depart- j inept of explosives of tp#* | T nttcd States bureau of mines, has just re j c* iv*»d his credent IMs from Wash , Ing'nn. End'-r the law im* person handling any explosives or the in gredients used in the manufacture | of explosives must obtain a license 1 and muM r* port all sau-s •»» tfie hu * i I '** ;' ■ t ‘Meeting place of I\epresentative I ‘4 v vVv- I*V'lf = *r A r ~ i;a L Women fiom every . state in the Union f) -. I '^SlsF FLORIDA The Winter Hpme of Summer Where • lately palm*, fragrant flower* and tropical breeze* extend a welcome to all who would avoid the severe cold and discomfort of the Northern clime. Now i* the time to go. Royal Palm Daily Service \ | Cincinnati-Jacksonville t Th • AO- Year- Rontui, All-Steel Through Train » leaves Cincinnati ...» ArlO a. m. Arrive* Chattanooga . . , MO p. m. Arrive* Atlanta 11:10 p m. Arrives Jacksonville . . . 9-J0 a. m. Drawls* Roots SWpin* Car*. Fran Reclining Chair Car*. Drr.tn* Car* wrrin* all meat* an mats. inr!*dr>* breakfaat bafor* am tin* at J act*-n nil* I SOI'IHFRN I I RMI.W-W I Isnstcml or on the bench After listening to th* man’s story th*- court set the < .-•* t*»r rehearing in three weeks H&senfrapiz explained that after th* bill ha*.’ he**n filed charging him with uon support, he wus reconciled to his wife and liv<d with her up until Ih> day before the decree was granted, ’lit* couple were married In 1909. I reau thru th** iocar represen ative I No person can huv explosives out side of small arms ammunition wlth out a permit and no * xploslves of any nature may be sold to alien en emies of th** I nited States. SCROFULA AND HUMORS GIVE WAY There are many things learned from experietic* and observation that the old* 1 generation should impr* *s upon th** young* r. Among them is the fact that scrofula and other humors, which produce ec *ema. boils. pUnplca and other erup tions, are most successfully treated with Hood's Sarsaparilla This great lU' dirln* Is a peculiar combination of remarkably effective Mood purifying and health-giving j root“. barks and herbs, which are! paih**r***i especially f**r It. Hood's Sarsaparilla lias stood the test of forty years (Jet 11 bolt:* today now- from your nenros* ding store. Always keep M*j- medicim on hand- Adv. For far** Florida b*ikM and atarpts* '* f raaanrrxvia call <o * •a’ I A«ai >« or arMtr** HARRY J NFW. V«-r~- *SW * Pnrl Str««t. W~ l Mak 1 atepfaofM. Main Joli DETROIT TIMES Watch f„ r opportuntl and reM.e it* ivlit-ri you • .in . Tfiu* It t<* till «•*(• * n n, 14 tu l(iv When Ivtsr Until*. t f(istei Hear shuftling out of the Black shu t- * own nt > ttie little moonlit ,tf*en sj*a- •• in fr,*nt •>f the Id stump In i* t . beneath t!ie i<-,> t m of which !’• ’• j «a.-i hiding lie dldn t susp* ttll | Buster nrum hrtiiKtng f.lrti an <>pj-**r* tunity No, sli, h** didn't .*•,l*l 1 | huv ttong of The kliol It didn t cn*«*i Ilia fiinnv little ti**sd. He wna ’ll - terea'cd. very much interest* 1 In t).* disc,, vary that Yow.ler ttie Boh ('il j was ufritid of Buster. Von know .( ! always Is rath>*r pleasing tt> *tis< v*-i j that none one you are afraid of l» sf*a *1 of some on*- els»-. esi'cctnlly f that e-me one »-lse is on*- you at*- not afraid of yourself. p«-tsr Isn’t afraid of Pu-**-r B* ir He afraid <*f him for *hr aoep'e * reai n thn' he knows he an !.*‘*p otjt of Buster's way nnd that Muster ' Isn't going To waste snv time Trying J to rat*-*h tntn S<. when he #1" B'*s<*( come shiiffilngout int*ithe ni'-onligh* and knew That It m* f* nr r.f Bust- : | that ha*t sent Yowlei up In the big tree where h» now lav stretched out on » great ttmb glaring down at Bus ] ter h» was rath*-r tick ed ffe w.*n- I d* red what V*»l*i w ■ - uld do If Bust *>r should take it ,nt*> IPs head to ,-lirul- That tree Hut Buster didn't 00 anvthlng ■ f 1 the kind. The fact Is he didn't kn.-w 1 That Vowler vs anywhere about It* was concerned wholly with his *,wn affairs N* *W tt happened ttint there were some oak trees growing nr* »nd ♦he edge of that little open 1 * and on th* ground were many *w <et acorns Buster has n fondness for sweet acorns and he hesran t<- rmil around among the fallen leavea In rjites* of then. TANARUS: arts quite evident that he meant to stay There a white When Peter saw this he el so -«w something 'lse his >pi **ri mitv Ir ame to him like a flasl Yr*wler the Boh 1 was afraid f Bu <ter and h« would hardly be likely to oom<* down fr < < Tit that tree while Buster was close by. \\ hv not slip out and run for h nic" Mere was his cl.an'-#. If he .■oiiid c,-t a long enough start LITTLE STORIES FOR BEDTIME Peter Sse> a Chance and 'l akes II lIVi i Ighl 11*17, l>y T \V. liurKe.a > j A prominent credit man recently said that he con siders A Merchant who still clings to Horse and Wagon delivery a Bad Risk. The profit and loss account of America is being written by machinery. Methods that made men rich yesterday will make them poor today. The nose hag has no place in a progressive community. With corn at one dollar a bushel and gasoline at twenty odd cents a gal lon the most extravagant truck is a money saver. But the <o o w fwr Imßw JRs H7A is the thriftiest truck ever built. A penny counter, a general expense reducer. 1 he greatest single force for better business that the past year has witnessed. At this moment when conservation of energy, time and dollars is so vital to national welfare, when merchants are making so many unexpected outlays— the Maxwell is fighting for economical administration, laboring day and night at a minimum wage and furnishing competent and reliable transportation at the lowest load cost at w hich goods have been carried in our time. Maxwell maintenance and repair bills are the low r est of record. It furnishes American Commerce, never so sadly in need of labor, a truck which even a boy can operate and understand. Just the right.size for the average firm. 2400 pounds. But muscled for giant burdens. Worm drive —a feature hitherto associated w ith the highest priced trucks. Sold under the same guarantee as SSOOO trucks are. Electric lights and generator. 10-foot loading space. 16 miles to the gallon. The lowest priced one-ton truck in the world and sold on liberal terms. $985: and it will earn its cost out of the savings it effects. Pays its way from day to day. Time Payments ff Preferred Cunningham Auto Cos. Warren and Woodward A\e. Tel. Grand and Grand 1600 - a \ a.. *; V! •f . lie llliln'l Su«|»<*rl Tbut Hii.lc* W.» llrlnirlMß Him nn OpporHinllj j li. -had no fear that Yowl.r could ! catch him. I’.ti-r < rrpt quit** t‘> th'• enttanc* It Ini it. J. • i Uli al Yowl**) t V|>- . »y ( h a *■!.' H<>n H' -tr Me te r (oulil Him- ihi-rn glowing Ilk*- ttn\ i't lln f It r<’ P*:t«r < i «*nt mr •< f< v *t. t•- ini iiruund behind t .i >ld ■tun.l*. Still Vnwler irlareil :ti Hunter Heu I't t. i took a long bi filit tui'l with hi. h*-nrt In ht* rmnuh. «** the i>hyin k »•. away h<* went, It t >-rt •■i• - I'.rtv-lip, 1 1 pf*<* rt v-1 t jijicM y•. [ p Up per! a- f*»t h. h*» fOtllfl. There w**« a r mil*- <.f <l l ■■ li ave* unde* Meter'* f«*tM I'uulrr Hoar >'>*r,t |t and looked up I t a nnrnif Th<n he grunted and u«»ntinn**d 1 ..knit f«r aroma Vuwlei th.- Hub Cat heard it ami l>n>‘** pint \«,hat It meHtti. Hut liu-ti'T in av w ii* aluict under him and all he .• ■••1 1 «id ana to glare harder than rv»r 1.1 pper t y -1 1 p ;>« rt > lip a >d peter l thru the* tire*, n Forest and didn’t at dp I onr", w hi. h >« vet utt iHtt . . fir 1 ■ ** i ; Quite ritlt r.f '.reatl; I Itat' .-l the* ■■l t i I • Oi • • : i .rn lay the Green Meadow* hatred In 1 Im< til.Khf, A little way out waa a| I dark *t*ot. It wt* the ileur Old Hrtar . j Hut. h, Never had It looked So Ito |vt.*r Itahbll. Acros* th»* Ori en i Mt ,u|ii«i - in m ainpared ami panting j hi. ha aeldom had panted hefnge ha ! I .it.il Hi <n.ln th/* f/*!•-ndI ■ bramble. | <n.l thi» \\ him./if flat *£♦•* Ih'-h I 1t,., ml n.' *«t. nb ha! •nad«* the* I j muM <>f hi. oppurtunUy and h*‘ waa! Next atiii-y. M Y.>wlar Studira Hl*' TOTS OF EIGHT MAKE KITS FOR THE SAMMIES Klnanor Wllla «nd Mill*. | each • \narti old, an* m*-mt>*r* | of the* nam» olas.a in the* fhinn | acliool. Hiv*-r Roiiße, brought klta I Into the head quart era of the* Obrlat j uiaa fund committee of th** Rod < ro** Satur<Ja> ttiorninß Mra lames T Fha** who look* after the ptlhljcjt v catupalcn for the Red i rn-- committee, ntet ih<* two tota tn<l < xamtned the kits they brought ■ Sh* i.- authority for the atatenKT lihat they wirt' perfect in workman , Kip and that they will surely make , h i Sarnuite- liappy when they re | c».i*i them, »specially when they ' read. »mbroldered on the kit, that • the*», two pretty little elfish children made them. Th** kits contain everything that 1 the mother** and grandmother*! ot I he little ones put in the kits to ’make the hoy** happy on Christmas Also, ami it Is almost like paint ! in ? tin* illy to add to surh a gracious girt little Beatrice turned in a toy hank into which 10 pennies had been deposited. Fasted over the hank wan a bit of paper with this insetiption: t "To buy an ice cream soda for a j soldier ‘lf the Bnchf* knew what our tin> »ad« are doing," remarked a ,by stander, “they’d leave the : trenches anti beat it." Printing—»lti* plnln nfil kind—fh**t rtffltf—Tlmrti Jol* Of®!.—Miilh 452 ft. HJonet* —You know, old toy* f dr. Htned last night that I paid my tailor's bill. Tailor Well you know dreama f« by the contrary. FJones- Yes, (hgt it- /why dropped/ in »o sec If you will let it. go till next week. Twisting is overcome in a ww f i .in . irictlon gear used with disk drive in whi h the ne< easary pr«s sure is supplied by a system of mag ne's placed symmetrically about the points of contact. WHEN You feel so “blue” that even the sky looks yellow, you need BEECHAM’S PILLS A sluggish liver and poorly acting kidneys fail to destroy food poisons, which a'fert the mind as weli as body. I«rf*it Amy M.dicta, in tfc* W«»I4 Sold •ferywhert. In boi«i, 10*«e • 1 will come to you if you wfl! train thoroughly for efficient service. Opportunity for this of training is vhorded in the day and evening classes of . 165-169 Cass Avenue Phen* Main 6534 for illuFt atod catalog. Laxgeat. best equipped business school Itt i Michigan. PAGE 5