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Atlantic City, America's^ Greatest Playground,
a War Relief Centre British Official War Exhibit, Co-oper? ating with Red Cross, Draws Great Crowd of Visitors By FRANCES FISHER BYERS Atlantic City, July H. This re.?or1 is well named "The Playground of the World." At this time of year society with a lar?? "S"' is conspicuously ab? sent ?r.d the great American public, ?rum chewing, peanut eating- and roller coasting to its heart's content, is hav? ing thin*-? all its own way, and n very good way it seems to be, for the thou ?.ands who are pouring into the city every day never fail to drop money into the Sed Cross boxes and baskets at the entrances to the piers and other places of amusement. "Come in and have fun in the trenche?" rends one huge billboard. The shock the visitor 'eels upon first seeing this BtatsaSBt is offset by the well-filled Hed ? ro.?' box at the entrance to this unique form of entertainment. On the vast ?tretchen of clean white sand thousands of lut I the typical American scene. The mar-1 | l?!e corridors and luxurious reception j i rooms of these hupe caravansaries are ; crowded with well-to-do citizens from i all parts of the country. Wives, daugh 1 tcr? and ?weetheart? are industriously knitting and sewing, like their Miters on the beaeh and BoardwBlk, while the ; men talk war. "These visitors all give liberally to the Red Cross," said Mrs. Hillman, vice chairman of the local chapter, when I interviewed her at the Breaker.?, "and ; they were of great help in the recent I campaign, when we raised $r>,000 in ! three days. Fifteen hundred dollars of j this amount was made fron' the sale of patriotic bouquets, made of white and red carnations and cornflowers, and sold by our Red Cross girls on the Doardwalk. In our organization," she continued, "we meet emergencies as i The Britiah OfBcicJ War Exhibit on the Million Dollar Pier. Thi? 4.1 gun wa? taken by an Australian warship from the German raider Em den. Members of the Red Croaa examining a German and a French helmet at the Britiah Official War Exhibit Left to right, Mia? Gage, Mr?. Hillman, Mr?. Loudenalager and Fred William? ?on of Dr. Gurney William?. The "Up?et Drill.*,' U. S. Cent Guard. Foreground, in water, Keeper John Holdik?m, in ?ervico thirty yean. Red C'roii workers at the British War Exhibit. Left to right, Miss Weisbrod, Mis? Knight, Mr?. Cohen, Mrs. Mailman, Mr?. LoudenaUger, M??? Derberg Ansell, Mra Straua and Miaa Gage Battery D the morning of it? departure for Sea Girt Officer? in front ros*f. (*) Captain Frank Soey., babies ???I roly-poly children romn und play, ^/rn!e Iheir mothers and irir-e knit -?.'l'i <?-w for |*M ?oldier? ?r.?? or?, anrt yi,u uon?J?-r if all the rhi!?lr??n in the wor!?) ar<? h?ie H .ilino-it ?r?rn< I? and if all th?- ???rka ;?n<( sweater? and pajamas an?) rap? will g?t ther?. in time. I p back of Ike Boardwalk 'he tower? jind mo?'j'ie ?ike ?lomea <?f the palatial b? a? h f* ?ilfv.uett?,! agajnst the ?ky, give a f'-reign touch to .Z/^sL ?. ? - ?S they arise loral disasters on land or at e?? We have a ?plendid corps of . ? ? work?'r?, ?all volunteer?, and this is an unusual condition, a? volun? teers arc not likely to bs very capable. During the last week we had .100 work rrn at the lied ?toss headquarter? ?vary day, making surgical dressings and other ?i.pplie? We nerer average maa 100 a day. Our entire war fund to aat? arpouoU to fieaOOO.** Thousands of Vacationists Suirende ?Dimes for Charity as Readily As for Peanuts Mrs. Hillman is also a member of th? National Executive Board of th? Red Cross, and was for many years presi? dent of the Washington section of the Council of Jewish Women, en organi? zation with a national membership of 21.000. "At present our Red Cross Chapter her?," she added, "is deeply in? terested in the British war exhibit on the Million-Dollar Pier, for one-half of the receipts of the exhibit will be do? nated to the American Red Cross. ?Sev? eral hundred dollars have been brought in this week." Mrs. John T. Beckwith, wife of the eminent sur^eor., who founded the beach hospitals ut Atlantic City, lg one of the leading spirits in relief work at this resort. She is wull known so? cially in New York and Washington, und a woman of great personal charm. She is a daughter of the late Major McCawlcy and a cousin of General ? harles L. McCawley, who was promi? nent in national affaire during Presi? dent McKinley's terra of office. Her guardian after her father's death, which occurred during her childhood, was i ?? I General W. T. Shern.an. "S? ?g. I tealize," ehe said, "how my k?.?? I soul are in this army work, ?-.?a? ' srmy woman aiyielf." Mrs, Beck?* ! is president of the Woman's Aa, v of the V. If, C. A-, ?rltk a Bt^u of 500. The organization has j???? - sented 200 comfort kite to th? _,. Battery P, which left A'.lan-.ic Q%a week to go into training in th? sjf lery at Sea Girt. "We have Both?-,, th?? small boyi and the young mtat years before this dreadful war br?4 out, and now we are going to ?J? ,?., .?ame thin??, a? far at at can, for ?4 soldier and Mitel I ; ?." she ad?l??-I f?? vently. "We have girl? and *oa? from all walks of life in our orm,?. , tion, busine-. ami -jroftisionil pt%4, girls from the store? and oftrti U( women of the leisure rla?* of ?-*,,., This makes our auxiliary an *_?*_? interesting and efficient one in thu ?>? relief work." The city is sending a goodly nuaW of enliited men to the war, Ml. 1\m credits include the Nationil Giun Battory I) and the regular ??_? Atlantic City bids farewell to BatUry D, Fi?ld Artillery. photos ? ar 4'VTtTRH ATIOcYeOL r/lff SFeVm'/CC Mi.? Gafe, oi the Red Cntt, ? bowing interesting radies ?t* th? Bntiah War Exhibit.