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
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.
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
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
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
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U.S. Women Going to France Warned
to Be Physically Fit or Stay at Home
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"O Q < ~—
CO OS* ICE
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
. . ,
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\
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
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
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
"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
"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
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
; first class hospital,
That length of
training Is needed both to insure phy
sical fitness and to inculcate disci
"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
'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.
A Perpetual War older me
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LEE'S SWORD RESTS
IN "OLD VIRGINIA"
Ceremonies Mark Arrival at
" C ;' rH
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
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
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
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
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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
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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
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. Major Bick
nell has been detailed for service with
the new Italian «ommlaalon which has
arrived from the United States and he
will probably remain in Italy for some
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regulating sick, sour, gaaay struma eh.
its quick relief in Indigestion. dysgsg
sis and gastritis when caused by acid
ity has made It famous tha world orer.
Keep this wonderful stomach sweet
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a large case from any drug etore
and then if anyone should eat noms
thing which doesn't agree with them!
if what they sat lays Uke lead, fer
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headache, dizziness and nausea; eruc
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remember as soon as Pape's Diapepsin
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stomach disorders la a revelation to
'hose who try It—Adv.
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