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Connecticut True to Its Patriotic Traditions in Red Cross Campaign
New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford and
Waterbury Have Given Double
By FRANC ES PISHES BYEBS
"Once more history rep. ..t.; ?'self i
the NUtm?g State. Connecticut's pi
triotism is beiag 1 ' es It was I
former wars of our country and a
have not been found ?ranting," s:'
Colonel" Isaac Ullman, chairman of th
state's War Council, when 1
viewed him ycsU rdaj ? 1 Cro?
headquarters in Now Haven in
to the overwhelmingly generous r<
spouse of the ttote to the call ft
funds from Washington for the So
Cross campaign which has been so sue
cessfully waged throughout tl
the last bim days. "During the Ci*
War und the Spanish-American cor
flict, and to go further back to th
War of the Revolution, tl
more men to the front ?a proportion t
^ts population ''...i-i any other in No]
England. Trui I . in thi
great laternationaJ ttragglo we ar
-ending not only our ftaeat troops, bu
backing them up with such 'inancia
contributions for relief work that W
will go down m history again
of the batir.- r
devotion to tb ' netrticul hs
raised nearly $3,000,000," he continue
eatbasiostieally, "when cir allotmi n
was only $1.."''in.non. Sew Havei
Bridgeport. Hartford and Woterbut
together have given almost double th
i tate's quota in thit Bed Cross cam
Puign. The success of the campaign i:
this state and in this locai I
due to the active work done in hi ha!
of the orgonisation by former Proal
(lent Taft.' To the members of the ex
ecutive board of the New Haven chap
ter I mu.st ol to i v I for tbei
untiring tl I di votion to th
cause Harry V. Whi] presi
?; Victor Tyler, ftnt vice-president
Ceorge P. Hay. second vice-preaident
Judson J. McKim, secretory; Samue
Hemingway. 1res an I , I
Denison, chairman war re? ef? Jooep!
CL Johnson, chairman membership
Nathan B. Stone, chairmen of pub
licity; Carlos F. Stoddard, chairman o
canteen work; Mayor Samuel ''ampnei
chairman civilian n * :.- f ; Mrs, E. G
Huckland, vice-chairman of the execu
trve committe?; I?r. Joseph M
Mrs. Isaac I'llman and Mis.? Edit!
Woolsev, also of the executive commit
The New Haven and Bridgeport chap
tcr3 have the distinction and advantag?
of being housed in one of the I
headquar*' I I country, ?
other chapters, liki Newport, which In
elude in membership some <
wealthiest ar.d most prominent worn? t
It the country', are content to use smal
shops or a part of a iton
orno obliging agent or landlord. Ii
New Haven thi women occupy th?
spacious mansion in I ? of thi
city formerly owned by the late Yal<
University ? lui
the inspection an?l room;
and a general workroom are on thi
mam floor. On the upper floors an
the gauze room, the tupply depart
ment and rooms for instruction ir
nursing and Aral
Stoddard, the famous polo player anr
member of the ? i?m, ha>
triven the ate ol
?it New Haven to the local chan'ei
!or a training school for Bed I '" "
nurses on I Brtt aid wor.
At Bridgepor- | rosa ehoptei
has been | ven headquarters n the
Warner Iri i tote. In the hi| ? .-.
rooms, light ndowt
the toetabi ? il piece foi
their work. The general workroom is
equipped With J
firtt aid depoi h all sorts
I of medical arid tnrgical appliances foi
I practical dotoot i'.- Vero H
Warner \ a? offered I y aux?
iliaries of the Amei !:?
m this vicinity with BCWiBg machines.
He has also offert l to eat
factories, by m .? many gar?
ments as may be r.led for wounded
sailors an I ip to the r
capacity of hit
"Commercial Brid, la thorough?
ly aroused to ? f the hour,"
?aid Mrs. H. V.. \ -man of
the First Aid < ommittee. "We have
?lwaya been ?poken of a? a city with?
out civic pride a: d withOBt monuments
of any k.'.d, bu4 we have shown in
thit Red Croat campaign that w> are
building the foundations for a more
letting monument than one made of
brick or ttoi I The tremendous amount
of money we l.ave raised here in the
last week would have been a Credit
to a nui'h !?iK'r and wealthier i ty.
Two hundred tl OBOBBd dollars wat our
allotment, and we have given t
?rithout oasistonee from tn<- ?uburhan
('.il!aget which New Haven ar.d ?,?o?-r
? e? have had.'' Mr?. Klerk is one of
the mott a?-?ivr workers :n the Urid/e
port chapter??. She hat taken a couihi
m Storrs A*;.' litoral ? ollege, and
will give hsatruetion to the member*
in canning ari food preaervation. Th??
work of the Sod <'m?? in the munition
city it divided in'o three tectiona
Civilian re -f, i.->der the supervision
of o trained ?orial worker; the mili?
tary relief, ur.der Mis. Nathaniel
Wortben, and *h? firtt a.d, under Mr?.
Fleck. Tht women have alto organ!*"]
o gardening aatociotloa and an auto
mobile detoehment, Mrs, Kleaerd T.
Stoples's work m rheirmanof the mem?
bership committee wat a
achle-verner.'. In tht anna.i of the rhtp
ter. A met terthig of tea thovsead
woo a?r-*'i for, and thit aattfeer,
taietgbbti offtrti, wot raised to twin
I ty thousand. Tag Day, .Tune 25. tl
women of the city raised $4,000. Othi
women who are active workers in tl
local chi.pter .?.re Mrs. Walter B, I-as
er, executive chairman; Mr?. Mary 1
Pones, Uto. Marcus Butler, Miss Vi
i Butler. MissKugcnia Parker,Mi
.1. I?. Gold, Mrs. George Edwards, Mr
Herbert S my i be, Mis. .lames Coulte
Misa EOSS and Miss Barker. Amor
? on the executive hour?! of tl
lied Croaa War Fund campaign wei
B. D. Pierce, jr., chairman; W. ]
Lasher, W. P. Kirk. D. P. Wheeler. V
R. Webster, L. T. Warner, Egbc
Marsh, Frank T. Staples, Seymoi
I.acv, campaign manager; Ci. P, M .il?
W. "T. Hineks, D. H. Warner. A. 1
Marsh, H. A. Hishop, Hamilton Shelto:
Dr. Henry Blodget and K. W. McNei
G. C. Waldo and R. A. Gibney, son <
Dr. Virgil Gibney, of New Yorl
?ere in charge of the publicit
caaapaign. "Wonderful was the ^pir
of cooperation," said Mr. Wald
referring to the strenuous cHn
POign for the Red Cross fun
just closed, when I interviewed hii
at headquarters the night of the "iub
lation banquet," as they called it, ?
which the final returns of S^?L'.OO
were announced. "<>ur mot'o \\ a
"(live until it hurts,' and they did, froi
the newsboys who cave their pennie
and the caddies at the Brooklawn Gol
i lub| who gave $7, up to Mr. Lashe
chairman of the Citizens' Committal
v. ho added 826,000 to his other gift
previously made to the organization,
want to emphasize the fact, also, tha
. ? ?rally nothing was given to Uli
tund by the big industries here, th
munition works and others owned b
Ni'-.v York capital. This large sum
the largest in proportion to the popu
-, releed by any city in the state
was raised be the employes of th
three hundred small industries her
in the c.ty and the permanent citizen;
including the school children and th
women. We sold 46,000 Red Cross but
tons; most of them brought not l"s
than ?! apiece. This has not been
rich man's campaign Fvery organr/.n
In the city has given not les-- tha
Our teams r?. sorted to all Fort
of amusing and ingenious methods t
get money from persons passim
through the city in motors, as well a
from the guests in the hotels. Fnve
lopea were put in all the transien
room1;, and one team made a sp?ciale
of interviewing all the travelling sales
The ( hief of Police and thi
Chief of the Fire Department were ii
' league, and held up the jitney?, evei
ring them to block the traffic ur.ti
the money was forthcoming. Fvery 00
took these hold-ups good-naturedly
The Boy Scouts stood along the street
and held out tin kettles to passers-by
One prominent woman, a professiona
musician, sang on the street? from he
automobile, and then passed a hat. Bhi
collected a large sum by this uniqui
method. The Police Benefit Associa
tion gave $1,000 from their fund. Man:
day laborers in the Harris Fngiqecrinj
Company and other plants gave with
OUl solicitation a liberal percentag?
of their wages,, and so, 1 might go 01
'and enumerate hundreds of cases o
reel self-eaerlflee on the part of th<
people in this city."
Out al Seaside Park, overlooking th?
harbor, where the cannoneers lie eter
rally vigilant behind the guns hidder
in sandbag-? above the sea wall, the V?S
.tor hears nothing but praise for the
women of the r:ty who have so gener?
ously responded and supplie?! the needs
of the men who are guarding their
homes. Out at Cran?-'s field, near the
winter quarters of Barnum & Bailey'.?
< ircu1' it v.;l! be r? membered that this
is the city immortalized by Barnum
the members of Battery F. 10th Con?
? ul Field Artillery, tell the same
tale. "At Fl Paso we received an order
which has seHom. if ever, been given to
a battery: to defend a city from pos
[ sible attack by submarines," sad Cap
? tain AMen Twaehtman, the command?
ing officer. "As soon as we arrived here
the people came forward and showed
th? Bnest ?pir.t o? cooperation in help
"g te protect their city by keeping the
pa :n good physical condition. We
were given all kinds of supplies, cloth?
ing, bedding, proper flooring for tents
aae B very thing to make the men com?
fortable that th* government had been
unable to supply. The Manufacturers'
AOBOCiotion is row gieiog a daily sup?
ply of fresh fruit and green vegetables,
which is of great dietetic relue to the
'roops. We have Been smite ever?
Ah'-lmed by the eity'a generosity, liven
?heiter was provided for our horses
in Bamum's winter quarters. Officially
and unofficially, no city could have done
Fmrfleld, well named, is one of the
most beautiful of the historic villages
of ( onneetlcnt. Although compara
' rely close to Now Haven, Bridgeport
and o'her larger towns, it maintain? Its
independence, as In former years, during
any grave crisis in th?> ?tfairs of the
coun'ry, but, true to Its traditions, Is
giving eubstanHal support le all forms
of sendee and relief work. The head?
quarter? of the local Red Cross Bee
established In a Revolutionary farm
bouse built In 17?">, on? of the most
picturesque building? in tha locality,
Th? chapter, which i? on? af th? oldest
In tho country, was organized at the
outbreak of the flpanlsh Amorlcnn W*r.
"And now ha? a ?plend 14 BOOCHanlty to
r?n?w t<? activities" sn'd Mr?: Henry
bhaeff Qle-BJBf, th? ?"halrman. "V . ?r?i
I proud of our s?rvle? during that wat,
sod WB laten* to ketj uy the moid.]
In the last war we maintained n hos?
pital here, and eared for mar/ of the
?nldlert, who were sent to u* direct
from Montn'ik Point, our membership
it HOO, and constantly ?nereatlng " Mr?.
Glover it also chairman of the Pair?
Held County Womta'a Beetles of t'-.e
Navy League, Tht boedauarters 'ir? la
ttr resldeBto.o hot t a eeaturj >ld, op
tool to the lied Crete head. i
I'urlnt/ tiio |aa| > . r baa
? hipped <? Pi net ' '' - I
ijirU* A>1 :','.i- jii.rrr.-n? -, : '., I i mrgl
cal dreailng* und tergral liUrUm??! ..
iticic?, Including ipltt.lt, fracturo oll**
lowt, doctor?' r\nd nuriet gown?, ??cka,
rajarnnt and tllppera, betldet 100 com?
fort kit? to men on the border a?
Chrlttmsa r.nd it romfort kit to every
Pelrfleld man who han cnllatcd,
"i'h?? member? of the Red ' ro?? chap
ter hri.. si i?. n foctor ''i helping the
?i -i ?! rol -" 'h* campaign fund, said
Met ?? if, cha rtaan ' I
oc ?i ? hapter, HOur allotment a
000, i.i. I I bit '.,
its m. i it v..., L ? ? We hove t
nhlp of |78i with braathot nt
VtcsamBii.-o.vtho-iiiiU'iil end Ucvony
tad an auxiliary nt Walnut IJeieh, We
have a committee on civilian relief,
Mrt, Robert Morrll chulrinun, which ro
sporatot with th?i H<decimen of the vfl.
luge, Uur hoadouartors uro Ut the D,
A. i:, t bepter Hoaae, which makes it
deubii laten itlng, Ihe house being one
bull! It ll'vo'.uilonnry time?."
"There ?n quite u dletlnetlon between
nil ... i end t branch," ?atd
Mi i i' Voltea, shainaaa of the
lim' ! i "it Red i roes "A? g brunch of
the Milfotd chapter, w? feeliOvO WO ran
?io more tHoeUvt werk taaalf wo ten
... ia , ,y ..?a. .et'. .?'. m i
: buy our own material and plan our own
line of relief Kork, a.:. ;'?..- 'to the
: ? ? :?? of the people, which WC couid not
do were we but an auxiliary of a large
city chapter. Our membership is in?
creasing constantly among the summer
as well as the permanent residents."
New London, Conn.?Last summer
this city WOS "ne continuous holiday.
Joyous yourrgsters from Harvard and
Vale rushed into town for the bor.*
races, losy yachts came to anchor in the
quiet Thames, golfers assembled from
many states :'<ir the tournament at the
Shcneeos?ett links. To-day the boys
from Yale and Harvard, Princeton,
Columbia, Williams and other colleges
still to bo heard from. "I think another.
?i.ooo will be added this week," said
Mr?. Prank Chanpell, the chairman.
With the ominous gray submarines
bobbing Op Bad '.'.^:v.\ :n the harbor and
r.lcr.g the shore, trom the city dock to
the submarine base, two miles distant.
the visitor fully rcalir.es that in the
midst of ''.fe we are in war. Two miles
beyond the city is the Naval Training
School on the Thames River. It h id
leen abandoned veurs airo until the
government established the school
there a year a?_'o this week through the
efforts of Hear Admiral Giant, com
-mander o? the labmorhao :"orc> of the
It is a school to give officers
what might be culled a post-graduate
ar* back again, but not to play. Th.<
time they como as. enlisted men or eem
missloned officers making ready for
The yachts nre here again, but they
have been turned over to the gov?
ernment sa 1 heve been metomor]
into a mosquito Beet, True, them will
be n golf tournament, but ne pomp ?>r
prises, and the money that the ro? :
cost in other years will be given to toe
Rod Cross, to the Belgian Fund or to
the fatherless children of France. New
London has swung In spirit ntraiirht
buc< to tho ?lays when Nathan Hale
went forth from the little country
school hooOS ?n her outskirts, nn un?
known schoolmaster, to fight for his
country, It 1, once moiri tho same
pi??'?, (hit! chained Us river Bgalost
the Invading British ib-rt. that '.ought
th?? bat?!?? el Graten Heights end ballt
Pert Deentur in 1818, 11 a monamente
thai rise from the historie hills hen
will net let New London forge! her "??
trlotle record, roe Hty far rxeeeoed
It? t.lbei'ty bond quota,, and U"W the
Rod Cross osiupulgit fund haa reached
Lion IMiOOw narks vita several branches
ii .., ... ...
course in submarining. Congre?s hat
giren a large appropriation for the
development of the base and of the
school. Six hundred men, counting re?
cruits and officer?, have built for them?
I ? oarroeks, lecture hallt and
Captain Yates Stirling, of the United
Statei Navy, commandar of the base
and the BCBOOl, Il a But specimen of
the typical navy r.'.?cer: tight lipped,
kind eyrd and keen '"ace ?. [..ko nil
other officers, however, he had nothing
to ?ay of the plans of the base, though
willing to d?cu: s tho importance o? the
"Tho American reople have been slow
to a'vnko to tho fact that the submarino
is of moro Importance to a nation titu
afed like tho United Stritei than miv
other wenpon of maritim? warfare,
one of the officer? declared, "With n
I well-developed lubmariot force, tho na?
tion Reed feart BO fenr of invasion.
u Bgalaol tn taotty having In tts
navy n large number of battleships.
From the submarino bate tho viewer
i mas* go I y it above the mouth of tlie
, ht?hot ei ?New landtag, I? tho fcittoria
Pert Tswmbull, which served as a tern
porary shelter fa* the patriots of n
In their attempt to defend New London
mnce of Benedict Ar
iclJ and the Britiah treope. Here th?
United States government has ?stab
ig sehool for th?
enlisted men of the Coast Guard More
. . ) of them ore belog pot through
? ? sive training bere before they go
out to patrol the Atlantic and the Pa
\ ready the young school
! ' "'? S ? I ?? '- .' Bl, :.s great as
thr.t or' the naval training stotioa st
N< ??i rt.
id of the Doited
. Navy, commandant of the school
and an officer who bos ?on the ropect
:.; .i the friendship of all New London
during bis three years hi re, disc
irpoaea of too school while the
. -s went thl r daily rou
The Coast Guard was foemdod in 1790.
In peace it performs Impeitant and
?ervicc of an < strensely va?
ried i ter, of which the 11 it known
branch la tho assistance rendered to
vess<. trees, 1 ?; time of war it
beeon i .. : the navsl
"The strt nuooe character of the ser?
vice ; ? Coast Heard in
of peace qualifies its pefaoaael
m a h a :or the developoM ata
of the pi t we Capta
Billard, "'?'? la eeseotial now to tram
new ? ce a? quickly as
rj 300 of them have entered
Port ? - ? for i g."
- have certain advan
tages ever th? s al ether training sta
They are, for instan.-e. the soly
rho hove had a i si eruistng ship
the Onom I to them for
thrir training. Bien, about
a hund? i time, are token ant for
-hort eru mol, during
which they learn to teer, beo**t
lead, cWr away boats and got practice
in all kinds of atfoelliog and gunplay.
"A very treat advantage lies In the
fad that the men have the cha: to
acquire What we cail tho sea-habit,"
explained Captain Billard. "After an
intenalve training of about three
months, these men will be transferred
tO cruising vessel';, and take an ac'i'. t>
? part i:. the sea patrol lie cadets of
the Academy, Whose studies are ten.
porarily interrupted for the ?-ummer,
an- utilized in the training and davol
opinent o? the recruits."
Th?' recr.iits at Fort Trumhul! are
i cf an exceptionally hicch clas? of
, younrr manhood, as retruits are apt
; to be, this summer. Many of them
; are ropres'-ntatives. of the leading col
i leges of the country, who have been
attracted BO the ("oast Guard on sc
eoont of ?ts exceptional record, and
the assurance it gives of acti\o BOT?
; vice at sea. Their high order of in
(te:iigenee is shown, tho officers raid,
by the romarkablo progress they have
'n three weeks' time.
? ?.-, ,r motto Is 'Semper paratu?.'
The ? clasi.
. moy be
Ti e newest t who
sircc the oui the wi
sm* to For! Trumbu I I
1 ? fon B the patrol.
Among t ? L
? er, S. t.. Strayi 1. W. W. v.
L. R. B. Atwoter. W. C. Jordan. 11. J.
Lagerrren, C. A priag?
ham, George Sovo, V. B. Wei rie. IL E.
Smth. W. H. Di II, !!. B. 1 hi mas and
B. S. R
Ensign I!, nry Plant, son of CoetB -
don ?. k:. Pleat, of 4 i New London
bitnch of the New Torfe Yacht Club
and ex-commodort of tht New York
Yacht Club, - an i fl eer on his father'*
yacht her?. Potril '. m ha* not been
confined to tht Et \ ? tbet the relit
of the mosquito Bool tl ow. Among the
bcr.ts which hove been I iim ov?rr to
the government from the Middle Welt
are the yochti tf pkins ? d to
D D. Woymaa, of . both of
v.l.em are at work on . ' -: eom
mon seamen. At u Mann
Hilton-Greene, u . ". IL G ILL
ton-Grot no, a tk iota as
Princeton. Commander W. A. "-.dear
of the United StBti Army, who has
buen traaaferrod I eet ip with"
it th. los. I take charge
of tl ? mooquito fleet here,
"St lides tbo i ave n arre en duty
In pal tht National
Naval Volunt era matt alto fee men?
tioned. They are part of the state or?
ganisation known ,.* aoval militia in
timo of poOCO, and then for?? have htd
eon li roble training in naval matter?.
No account of New London'? patriot?
ism is complete without a mention of
the junior military reserve at ('?mJ|
Dowoy, ut Kittemsag. More than Boo
ioung pati are already
here, and will he joined in two week?
1 vc \ York boys between the
age? of ' irtoen and eight.'?t.. Hero
en Soehom Plata, where Uncas trt?
' atsphod over fettaateaettaa, titeos era*
I bryo heroes are engaged in at ?*r*DBl<
- out a wartime campaign, BO ?'????I -
IttAtrt aad aid? btptbsr%.^. -.??(?