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HOODOO NUMBER Four Cars Into Wrecks in Short Time. LUCK ALWAYS WRONG Motorist Simply Could Not Get Away From "13" No Matter What He Did. Oklahoma City.—W. S. Tubbs of Norman has in the last four years reg istered four motor cars with the state highway department and each time he has received an automobile tag con taining the number ''13." Kach of the cars bearing the hoodoo number has been wrecked. A short time ago Tubbs bought n hew auto and sent in an application for a license and number plate, fer vently hoping that this year he would his tag plate awarded him by the high hlB tag plate awarded him bythe high way department arrived at his home in Norman. It was No. 13,444. Tubbs' Troubles. Next day Tubbs laid down the tag on the desk of Nash A. Setzer, chief Clerk of the highway department. "I won't have it," said Mr. Tubbs. "This is too much. I have a fine new car and I want to keep it' from being smashed up and if l put that tag on the car i am sending it to the junk pile." "There Is only one way out of it." said Setzer after some thought. "You can put the tag on your ear and then if you should happen to lose it. accidentally, of course, you could make affidavit to that effect and a new number will be given you." Tubbs left the highway office. Inside of five minutes he was back. "I lost it," he said. The Norman motorist then filled out a new blank, paid an additional fee and was given No. 17,311. After Tubbs had gone, Setzer dis covered that the new number, 17,311 contains a "13" when read backward and now he is expecting the loss of the new tag to be reported any day as soon as Tubbs makes the find. Women Replacing Men in - All Railroad Positions Omaha—Due to a lack of men to perform the work the railroad officials are installing a large number of young : women will take railroad positions formerly occupied by men who have gone to war or engaged in other oc cupations. All through Nebraska young women are being employed as operators and assistants to the station agents in the larger towns. In many of the small towns where the male agents have en women in positions along the lines in j rush of business sets in many more , ; listed or gone into other lines of work the station work is being performed by women and reports indicate that they generally are giving the best of satisfaction. On the Union Pacific the trunk line telephone wire from Omaha to Ogden is handled entirejy by women, where as six months ago men were em 1 - ployed as operators. The telephone llhe bandies practically all the com pany business, including the train or ders. «lit * Beauty ? It's the Corny lei isit How Stuart's Calcium Wafers Trans form a Roughened, Pimpled, Sallow Skin to Perfect Beauty. SEND FOR FREE TRIAL PACKAGE. Simply make up your mind to be beautiful. Try Stuart's Calcium Waf ers for a few days and note what your friends say. 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State U.S. Women Going to France Warned to Be Physically Fit or Stay at Home •".y tu <X«T esYittAU.V PtT Svm cm HISS © loatruoel Jl tuaeriMod. KATHLEEN BVRkE WAUt A Mat a tvtr 6E ABUB TO MeNb "O Q < ~— lEAftM TO COOK lEMtkc TO CO OS* ICE VJCKtC Must Toughen Themselves by Walking, Riding and Swim ming, for Canteen and Hos ital Work Is Hard and Try ing, Declares Katherine Burke, of Scottish Wom en's Hospitals for Foreign Service, Who Has Had Long Experience on the French, British and Amer ican Fronts. . . , The American woman who wants to see service in France must, first of all, prepare herself physically. She must ! MARGUERITE MOOERS MARSHALL swim an hour every da\ She must ride hor8) ., Jiu . k !ln hour every llay . She r- s s i a(lditlon . is not , ra teed for some ! specific, task, she is worse than useless ; for she cannot perform any helpful work and she will he depleting tho scanty food supply." Take the' word of Alias Kathleen Burke fur It, all you llermionos who yearn to bathe a wounded soldier's brow somewhere in France. Miss Burke, Honorary Organizing Secretary <,f Bie Scottish Women's Hospital for Foreign Service and author of "The I n „, ,, , ... „ , and blond. Mies Burke re. ; White Hoad to Verdun," has returned to America directly from the British and American fronts, and I doubt if there, is any one in the country at the present who knows as much ns this young veteran about actual service conditions for women on the western front. Seiend minds me of a thin gold wire, vl- ! uatmg sensitive y to every human j touch. But behind the warmth of ( her handclasp and her smile is a won- j d.-rful combination of shrewdnesa. en orgy, executive ability and devoted 1 courage, which have won her five dis tinguished service medals, , , including | the big cross of gold and enamel given I to a commander of the British Empire. < In the office of her uncle, C. Mailleux, at No. 20 Nassau street. « men is her business headquarters in | this country. 1 asked Miss Burke to j trivf* m#» snniB nrupt pal hiniu give me some practical hints to tho many American women who wish to serve Uncle Sam abroad. "The first thing to do is to get fit," Miss Burke told me earnestly, "Canteen work is one of the most important services which woman can perform in France. But if you work in a canteen you prob bly will not get more than one hot meal a weak. You will be on your feat all day and often most of th* night. If you have a cold yog cannot sit by the fire and coddle it; you must work as us ual. And you will sleep practi cal! in tha water. "That's why I urge every women going to France to s«'1m at least an hour a day before she sails." Miss Burke added, with a grin. "In that way she may accustom herself to sleeping with her bed in rain and mud. "And she must walk, walk, walk. Six miles a day is not too much, to accustom herself to canteen duty. She often must walk a mile through the mud to reach the canteen to which she is assigned, and then stay on her feet ail day long. There arc no hours in canteen service, for the movements of the troops cannot Ixv foretold and as long as they need the canteen it must be ready. "I know of one American canteen France which is in charge of 20 charming American girls, whose health in this country «as all right, no spe cial demands being made upon it. Ex actly nine of those 20 have been able, so far. to serve one consevutlve week without breaking down. And women workers who are ill simply get in the way of other people and hamper work. "If I had my way about it I would not allow any girl undar the age of 26 to enter France, aim ply becauaa aha would not be de veloped enough to stand the phy sical hardships,'' finished Misa Burke decisively. "But what must the «omen know to go to field service "" I asked. "Common sense is not enough : there must be specific training. To suc Lted Us canteen work a girl must know YOU MAVfc To Be able to Take Yooii CAA APART r— how to cook. She cannot even boil an egg unless she has been taught. Sice must know how to buy anil forage for food. She must know how to wash pots and kettles and get them clean, as for one week she may he assigned to the task of cleaning the marmites, , th,> huge iron pots In which soups and coffee are prepared. She must know how to mend skilfully and she should ! ha% l e had a course In first aid. "ln the hospitals, of course, only tho 'VnU,Vt !■"* i ! te'a ; first class hospital, That length of training Is needed both to insure phy sical fitness and to inculcate disci pline. "Next to physical training, I think training in discipline is the most important preliminary to servee behind the lines. The woman who goes there must make un Her mind to obey orders un flinchingly and to perform over and over again, monotonous, hard, dreary duties. The girl who is looking for thrills will be mightily disappointed. I know of no work more gray and dull than that in the hospital or the canteena. I "Trained women drivers of motor ,car " aro of Kwat use, hut the wölben ; must know how to take a ear to pieces ! nnd ,, ut it together again, as well as j how to drive it. They have to do their ( own repairing. j "There is n field for women phvsl elans, for women who know how în use 1 the X-ray are using a great many women—the Wanes—In clerical | work, keeping the books of our army, I but I shouldn't think you would find < lf necessary to employ your girls In that fashion at present. "The peasant women of France are | employed for scrubbing nnd cleaning j in the hospitals and .-anteens and It ... ' ' 1 y would be cruel for women to try to take away from them that work. Be sides, most women cannot scrub floors unless they have been trained to tho «oik. I can't!" Miss Burke confessed frankly. 'France is filled with women who -five nothing to offer except the best f intentions." she concluded. "These Vf m*» rushed over at the beginning I the war. and ever since it has been ' struggle to keep them out of the -ay qf th« workers. Nevertheless, I .merely hope that a certain number f trained American women will go 'o Franco, under the auspices of your magnificent Red Cross and get to know British women working over there. That will cement the fine friendship now developing between our Tommies nd your splendid men." HAD NO USE FOR IT. Judge—"Why did you hurl this bottle at the umpire?" Fan—"It was empty."—Boston Globe. to A Perpetual War older me In every human body there is continual strife between the forces of health and disease, while headaches, nervousness and frequent colds mean weakness and forerun sickness» In changing seasons your system needs the oil-food in wm eiision to increase die red corpuscles of the blood and create that resistive power which thwarts colds, tonsilitis. throat troubles and rheumatism. Soott'm is high-powered »nedicinal-food without drugs or alcohoL One bottle now may prevent a "<■1"«-«« Th« importer. Horwvrlan cod liver oil need In Scott' » Emmleiea is nvm nfiaaik OUT owa American laUtf&tonea which guaranty» it free from Imparities» •cou 4 Bow*:. Jlwmiciâ. H. J. ^ LEE'S SWORD RESTS IN "OLD VIRGINIA" Ceremonies Mark Arrival at Confederate Museum. " C ;' rH Sever Richmond, Va. —The sword of Gen eral Rollert E. l-.ee has come back to Virginia. It was presented to the Con federate museum by Miss Ann Carter Lee, granddaughter or General Leo, and was accepted for the museum by Governor Henry Carter Stuart. Mrs. J. Taylor Kllyson, vice regent of the Virginia room In the museum, presided, nnd the opening prayer was delivered by Rev. .lames Power Smith, 1). D. Colonel R. F. Lee, a grandson of General Lee, was present and made some brief remarks telling of the sword itself. Us presentation to General Lee, and of the fact that it was the sword worn by the general at the time of the surrender at Appomattox. Mrs. W. Il F. Lee also was present. Miss Mary Lee, only surviving daughter of Gen eral Lee. was Unable to attend. Members of the advisory bonrd of the Confederate .Memorial Literary so ciety and members of other Confed erate organizations in the city, as well as members of the general assembly, attended the presentation exercises. Memoirs of General Grant and other officers who were present at the sur render state that at no time during the negotiations did Genenil Lee make any formal tender of his sword. In fact, It was expressly stented In the final articles for the surrender of the army of northern Virginia that all of were to retain their side arms, oral of these memoirs comment on the neat appearance of General Leo at the meeting In the McLean house at Appomattox and to the fact that he was wearing a handsome sword which had recently been presented to him. New Victory Bread Saves Millions for Government Washington, 1». C.—Food Adminis trator Hoover's victory bread will re sult In a greater saving or essential foodstuffs by America than has been accomplished by any single conserva tion measure of any nation since the war began, it was announced follow ing the receipt of assurances that the bakers of the country will obey to the letter new baking regulations soon to be issued. Mr. Hoover will exert his every pow er to keep the pound loaf of victory bread al X cents or 9 cents on the cash and carry agreement. The food sav ings to be effected by the bakers alone will be; Wheat, 36,000,000 bushels. Bugar, 100.000,000 pounds. Lard, 100.000,000 pounds. Hweet milk, 125,000,000 pounds. The saving to be made In rolls and cakes will be proportionately as great. "While a man may be capable of lov ing two women at the same time, If he is wise he won't attempt it. RED CROSS SAVES LIVES OF BABIES American Organization in Belgium Giving Relief to Children. IMPROVES CONDITIONS Erect Homes to Shelter All Under Fourteen Years Having No Parents. Rebind the British Unes In Franco and Belgium.—Correspondence of tho Associated Press.- A campaign to save the lives of Belgian babies In that part of Belgium which is free from the Gorman invader has been Inaugurated by the American Bed Cross, through its department for Belgium. The Bel gians realize that the lives of their children must be conserved. For that purpose the problem of reducing the present high death rate will bo at tacked by a committee of prominent persons who have been appointed by the minister of tho interior. The committee, which will bo fi nanced by the Red Cross, is composed of Madame Henry Carton do Wlart, wife of tho minister of Justice, who spent some months in a German prison In Berlin; Madame D'letren. Madame Hymans, wife of the minister of for eign affnlrs; Madame Roland, who is working among the Belgian children; Mrs. John Van Schaick, Jr., wlfo of tho acting director of the department for Belgium, and Dr. Runlet, chief health officer of Belgium. This committee will approach its »1 •\ - Sample Tobacco Kit These Sample Tobacco Kits Are on Display at the Follow ing Cigar Stores: .Kelley's Cigar Store Gleason Brothers John H. Hoyer & Co. Smoke House Frank Hogan's Cigar Store Send the Boys a Smoke 25c will send the boys in the trenches one of these kits, containing 45c worth of tobacco and will pay fjr a postal card enclosed on which the soldier will acknowledge re ceipt of the kit War Department makes no appropriation for tobacco. Soldiers can't buy tobacco in France. The price is prohibitive, on account of the French tobacco tax. Gift# of tobacco are duty free. Say, old smoker, think how you would feel standing watch in a lonely trendi hoar after hour and nothing to smoke, then give accordingly, just as you fed, anythhif from 25c to $25.00. Leave your gift and your name at the cigar store or send it to The Missoullan on the blank form below. THE DAILY MISSOULIAN: In accordance with your offer to send popular brands of tobacco and cigarettes to our soldiers in Europe in units of 50c packages, each for 25c, I enclose (Your Name) ................................. t (Street Address) .................... , (City and State) ... _______ . problem from sever«' angle«. In refu gee centers it will establish elinlca where mother can bring bablee for fre quent examination. Day nurseries will be established for the children of mothers who work. Arrangements will bo mado to care permanently for abandoned or orphaned babies. The committee will do home visiting, fol low up maternity cases and children loft In day nurseries, and attempt to improve conditions under which babies live in their homes. General Im provement of housing and living con ditions will also be undertaken. The American Bed Cross is erecting an additional building for the home of the queen, where several hundred young children are sheltered. Chil dren from four to fourteen years of age have been taken In tho home, but no provision has heretofore been made for the babies. The new structure will shelter 100 Infants who are now living where they are exposed to gas and shell attacks from the Germans. The construction Is being done by tho Bel gian army. Build Home. Another home for older children Is being built by the Red Cross under tho direction of the minister of the internor. The society Is paying the entire cost of building and furnishing this institution, which will shelter 2R0 additional little folk. It will also pay tho cost of administration. The work of the Red Cross In Bel gium lias for some time been under the direction of Captain Van Schaick. Major Ernest P. Bicknell, the director of the department for Belgium, having been called to Italy at tho beginning of the German advance. 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