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" 1 1 SALVATION ARMY LASSIES RIGHT AT THE These Wdmeti Brave Shell Fire and Hardships to Carry Comforts to the Men at the Front By ELEANOR BRODNAX. TIIEY are not "three llttlo maids from Bcliool," In gingham and sunbonnct8, but Thrco Little Lassies from Franco, In khaki. And tho diminutive adjective Isn't oufof placo in describing them either, these (thrco Salvation Army girls. Adjutant Helen Purvlance, Capt. Violet McAllis ter and Lieut. Alice McAllister, who havo como hack across the ocean, not because they wanted fo fcut because they want to ask the American popple to Blvo tnoro than $170,500,000 for their boys In France. I Wo hear a great deal about the doughnuts that have- helped to make the Salvation Army famous In France, but very llttlo of the bravo women who stand kneo deep In mud and un der shell nr6 to mako these doughnuts. "None of us havo been out of the ''sound of shall firo since wo have been In France," said Adjutant Purvlance out of her fifteen months' experience, and tho McAllister sisters, who have been there half that time, agreed with , her. "The mud seems like some awful living thing, tho way It clings to you," she went on. "I remember one rainy spell that lasted thirty-six days. Porhaps you 'havo soma Idea of what tho mud was ltko after that. I had trench feet at that time. They were pretty painful too," she added with a smile. "Of course .you couldn't work then," I ventured to say. i "res. I did. Thoro wna so much to , bo do no," alio answered simply. Then Capt. McAllister told me about I tho tlmo they started across a veritable i Boa of mud to the field hospital: "I took ono step and lost my rubber boot. There was no chance of getting It. The mud sucked it down like .maglc. A couple of stretcher bearer? saw our plight and came to tho rescue. Wo wcro carried into tho hospital on stretchers." ( Helped tu Field IToipttnln. The McAllister sisters bear tho dis tinction of being the first American women to assist In tho field hospitals. " They always offered their services during a drive. They washed he bloody aces of tho-doughboys with gentle hands, cheered them up with a few words of United States talk, made hot soups and chocolate for them. Aa Tier tho poor fellows with abdominal wounds, they wcro only allowed to ' moisten their lips. "I remember one brave kid, who was simply riddled with machine sun bul- lots." said Capt. McAllister. " iWell, they peppered you up some,' I said to htm. , "'Just a little-,' he admitted, but we 'euro gavo Fritz hell.'" "Our boys aro splendid," Lieut. Mc- Record of the Salvation Army. By EVANGELINE BOOTH, Commander of the Salratlon Army. rpHE SALVATION ARMY was founded by William Booth, fifty. three years ago, and is establlshe'd to-day in sixty-three countries on this earth. Its purpose and aim was in the, beginning, and is to-day, to alleviate the sufferings and hardships of human beings, to succor the unfortunate, reform the wayward, strengthen the morals of the weak, replace the shadows of life with sunshine and to carry the teachings of a practical and straightforward Christianity unto the remotest cor ners of the earth. It has no creed, knows no denomination and draws no color or racial line. Because wars entail Buffering and privation and create hardships and miseries for those involved in them, the Salvation Army has fol lowed a plain and compelling duty in entering upon war relief work, and as in times of peace has merely heeded again, in accordance with its purposes and aims, the call of humanity. The reader should not lose sight of the fact that our normal functions in times of peace are not abated one whit in the war emergency, but are, if anything, increased because of the far reaching influences of the war itself. Far behind the buttle Uncus the inevitable struggle against the encroachments of poverty, suffering, hunger and sickness is in prog ress, with ever increasing responsibilities upon the Salvation Army. We ask you to bear these facts in mind when it comes to weighing our work. Money, which seems to command all necessary things, we of course do want but we need too men and women friends whose services may be thrown into the balance'to help uu in our work over seas and at home. v The Salvation Army, always aligned where truth and right have a battle to press forward, offers its heartfelt thanks for the splendid support it has received from patriots in all stations of life, and it pledges a continuance of its conscientious and untiring Christian work, to the end that suffering and woe may in some degree be lessened at home and abroad by its activities. The Salvation Army had in service September, 1918, the follow ing personnel and equipment distributed with the forces of the Allies: Officers operating hutments, dugouts, hostels or rest rooms or in service connected with same 831 Chaplains serving under Government appointment 40 Hutments, hostels, naval and military homes, reading rooms and rest rooms 501 Members and adherents who have gone into various branches of the active service Ambulances supplied for service 17 Alllster chimed in. "They walk through a barrago with their heads held high arid taku their objective al ways. "Wo wero with tho First Division, America's (famous shock troops, nearly all the time wo were abroad," sho ex plained to me. "And tho Germans wero deadly afraid of them. Prisoners told us that If thoy had known they wero put against these troopa they wouldn't have put up any fight at all. perfect barrago you ever saw with r their 75s. Whenever prisoners are ! brought In they always ask to see 'those 73s, those machine guns.' A , German General who was captured said, 'Von havo produced a fighting or ganization In a few months that would havo taken Germany live years. They aro wonderful fighters.' "I was washing tho hands of a wounded soldier ono day," Lieut. Mc Allister went on, "and I noticed a great ragged hole In his coat. '"What In the world Is that?' I isked him. s "Ho looked down at the hole, he hadn't seen it before, then put his nanu in nis insmo pockci ami urew out small book. It was a Testament, tho . kind wo had been giving the boys. Em- , xxMnK until 3 o'clock in the morn bedded in It was a Jagged piece of ( ,nBt E0 what wa8 t))0 uge of K0,ng to 8 .lleV . . i ,i . ' 1ed? Besides the boys like to sing nt " 'That accounts for tho bruise over . njlt my heart,' he cald slowly. 'Well, I, ,,' ... . . , . . , .. guess this llttlo book saved my life all! right. If, the first Testament I have j over had.' Taalts nt the Front. "Wo wnrn rrfvinrr out orancres nt this hospital one day and six Germans 1 had been detailed to help us. They sorted the bad fruit from tho good, and wo asked tho boys If wo should Tlve them some. " 'Xaw,' replied a tall lad. 'don't give 'em nothing,' and tho others echoed tills sentiment, So we didn't. "A little later wo came back and found the prisoners happily eating oranges while six doughboys looked on. ." 'Whcrp did they get those oranges?' I wanted to know. "The former speaker grinned rather sheepishly and said disgustedly, 'We gavo 'em to tho poor nuts. Wo didn't want 'ran.' 1 "I've seen wounded Germans and Americans brought In together and our boya motion to the doctors to go ahead with tho Germans. "We made lemonado for tho blesses In summer. Wo had to walk a milo for the water, but It was worth it 'because the spring was Ice cold. We didn't liavo any lemon squeezer and making a hundred gallons of lemonado with out one Is some Job." "One of the hardest things I hafl to for the Allies, bearing arms. 90,000 of Allies , 44 OUE esf-tht UNITS OF THE A r JC.r. rcca i unci DURING A MARCH THROUGH A DESERTED FRENCH VILLAGE, CHEERED UP BY A S. A. BRIGADIER tell a. boy of his mother's dcatlf! Ills) Captain enmc In with u letter written I ' tp him by his sister and one for the boy. He was Jusr'n kid 1" years old. When I finished ho suid: , '"I guess tny sister thinks I'm going all to pieces now and don't care what happens, liut she's wrong. I'm going j to llvo a straight, clean life fo I'll be able to meet my mother when It's all over.' " , "Did you havo any regular hours?" I asked. "We people nt home are very Ignorant, I'm afraid." uney ail smiled. "We elept when we could. There was always so much to do," Capt. Mc- Al8tcr answcrej me. -On moonlight ,,, ,i, tjm, w. ,,,, ,,.,. . '.u ,. U " Tf V.", I'ack Your Troubles in Yotir Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile.' Those aro eotne of their favorites, but they ,11o hymns too. "Ono night In a partly demolished church, where wo were quartered for the night along with a company of artillery boys, some of them built a huge bonfire in one corner against j the stone wall and wo all gathered I aiound for a sing. In Captured (irrmnii Itunrtrrs. "Twenty-four hours aft?r the St. Mlhlcl drlvo had started wo were n" teen kilometers beyond what had been tho German front lino trenches. We found a building ivlth u great sh-!! , hole in the back. It had evidently , been a German canteen, for part of ! an Inscription read 'Comrade, tep In.' i 80 we accepted tho Invitation and soon j had our fires started and wero doing I a rusmng ousiness. Tho boys 'don't like to have things Riven to them un less it's just before or arter an attack. At other times they Insltt on paying for their food and drink. "This 'hut' was at tho crossroads and. I wouldn't hesitate to say we served 10.000 men thnt day with hot ' 1 chocolate, candy, nuts, raisins and , boyg haJ plenty of fresh vegetables for ' Capt. McAllister, "was to play at the I hospital and gavo tho remainder of our aougnnuts. , theJr mcB3 Qf day8i funerals. I think wo Kang at more load to tho sick boys." 1 t u prettiest sights here, nt j "We found rabbits, too, lots of them, than a hundred in tho Argonno Forest." I That's why the seven ucrvloe organl- M Min ,seeme1 B0 10 l,s" saltI Capt. , For a while wo wero afraid tho nibblt 'I thought we wero a bit 'fed up' zations aro sending tho flower of Amer SlcUlIster with her bright smile, "wero j ,)i0 wus going to shove the apple pie with staying indoors," said Adjutant lean .womanhood to Franco to do for the scores of prisoners being marched nt nr itn hiarn in th dnunhbovs'" nf- ' Pm-vinnee. "so I Ruireestcd a walk, sav- our boys tho things their wives, moth- to the rear. Thcro wero 2,000 In ono ; lot and 1...00 In another, guarded by five Americans. When we moved up to tho Argonno Forest wo went to the hospital there and asked tho doctors If wo could help. They all looked at us as only men and women can look who have been up three days and nights. So the entlro staff went to bed and we took charge for the night. "That village was shelled tho next night and all tho troops wcro ordered out. So wo went Into the woods and found a miniature village the Germans had left behind In their quick getaway. There wero number of log cabins, some fitted up as sleeping rooms, others as dance halls and billiard rooms. All the cafiTns wcresurrounded by beautiful flower and vegetable gardens. Our THE SALVATION ARMY IDEA Eva: s VAN'GELINE DOOTII, com mander of tho Salvation Army America, calls herself "tho -Lpoorest woman In the world." "That is what I like noout tne sal vation Army," said a boy who had seen, two years ecrvlco at tho front. "All I saw there were poor Just like me, and bocauso they ore poor and lowly and did not put on frills I felt ireo to go fo them' whenever I needed a lift. Their pies and doughnuts were groat, of course, but they aro tho smallest part of what they havo dotio for tne."' When It Is counted up thero won't be any "smallest part" In the work of any organization that has been of service to tho young men nnd women who nro carrying on this War; every organization has been strong and effi cient, and every wheel has kept mov ing to make this war a little different from any other wur In tho care given those -.who aro offering up their lives. "They deserve all we can give and more," said n man who is working 3? fectlons. One of tho officers presented I mo wjir u German piano, found in ono of the dance halls, which Is now sound- graves there.' so wo wanoereu on into 111 yuu nrip uiu iiuicu, )u- v or Ing good old American tunes to enter- 1 a poppy field and gathered armfuls of I Campaign over tho top that tho ngen taln American boys. 1 theso flaming flowers. After we had I cles may contlnuo to do theso things "Ono of our most trying duties," said 1 decorated the graves we went on to the! for your boy In khaki? IN ADVANCE OF THE ARK1Y ITSELF CAPT. MILES of tho Salvation Army Is Just back from the front lino In Franco and JJel glum after seeing service for fourteen months. "Tho Salvation Army," he sold, "Is always represented on the very front line, and on ono occasion I found my self two kilometers beyond the front. It happened this way: with the United War Work Council; "I am giving all my tlmo and going In debt to glvo money, and then feel shamed because I am giving so llttlo every tlmo I sco a man with a leg or an arm gone. "These mon must be cared for when war ends; we are not going to turn them out when tho clock strikes for peace; we are going to get them Into as perfect condition for times of peace as for times of war. All this will take i money. Thero Is so much to bo done that tho sum wo aBk for, $170,500,000, doesn't seem half enough. "It should be remembered that this sum isn't for tho Y. II. c. A., tho Y. W. C A., tho Jewish Welfare lioard, tho Salvation Army, tho American LI- hrnry Association, tho National Catho lic War Council or tho War Camp Community Sorvlce for any ono alone of tho seven. It Is for all of them; 1 all aro doing splendid work, and it would be a case worthy of space on the billboards If there Is any boy or girl In eervlco who Is not benefited by one 'or several of the seven." i the. and SALVATION , ARMY LASSIE ing, 'Let's go up on tho hill and putlers and sweethearts want to do but tome (lowers on the three American are too far away to do. "Our girls aro very daring; they do not know fear, and sometimes they ad vance eo for that wo lose track of them. On this occasion I started out with another olllcer in a Ford car to locate threo of our girls who, with a driver, wero somewhere near the front line. They had with them a three ton truck loaded with supplies, and wo know that In their teal to get as near tho needy as possible they would be close on tho heels of the front line force. "S'o rode, somo distance and failed to find them, but found ourselves In n llttlo town from which tho Germans had Just fled. It had been four years 1 Those Who Did and Those Who Did Not A Salvation Army Appeal AFTER the war there wit! b riK kinds of people those who DID those who DID NOT. There is no legitimate rivalry or competition in war relief work anywhere, any time. You wouldn't say that your dollars at borne are to be compared to his services in France! It's your dollars to our dqugbmrts that we will cheer that dough boy of yours on to success! Mothers of America, you cannot reach the battle front. Let us carry your proxies there and serve for you. Let us join together to lay our wreaths upon the lives of the v ing, even as upon the graves of the dead. Common sense, practicability and quick relief are the watchwords for our service to your Sgbters. The war is regenerating and remoulding the world. Don't ba a mere spectator. IN FRANCE SALVATION ARMY LASSIE HER HOT DOUGHNUTS GIVE ? BATTLE WORN LDIER A HOME, COMFORT .FEELING THE Keep her oi the J-b AW. IJ-18' to tho day since the Germans: had cap tured the town, and when wo rtrov In I cannot descrlbo tho sccnos that fol lowed. "Tho women and 'children there were no men In the town and no boya over 16 threw themselves on our necks and wept. They kissed us, they cheered, thfy fell to their knees and prayed. It was a scene I can never forgot. With tho exception of two French scouts we were the Unit In the town, and when told that we were ahead of the army win wer much sur prised. "Wo finally found our girls In n, for est threo miles away. It had been n FIRING LINE safe 5W ONE OF the OUTDOOR BAKERIES MAINTAINED byihe SALVATION ARMY DIRECTLY BACK of the FIRING LINE m FRANCE. They Are Famous for Their Daring ahd . for Their Doughnuts Too---Sika- -tion Army's War Record camp for German otiicei-s. and as they t had lived thoro four years It was as pretty a placo as you would care to see. There was u little settlement of rustic 'bungalows and tho dugouts were cemented. They had electric lights, there was a moving iplcturo theatre, n swimming pool and two billiard halls. To find secure shelter from air raids they had dug deep for their dugouts, and I counted seventy-two stops In going down Into one. "Our girls had taken up their quar ters In an otllcets' bungalow, and within sound of the shells whistling around them they wcro rolling plo crust and making coffeo as unconcerned as If In their mothers' kitchens at home. Our girls carry tholr bedding along with them, and wo xometlmes wonder why, for If tho need of their services Is pressing they do not go to bed at alL "I will never forget ono sceno. It wns cold and rainy and near 2 o'clock In tho morning, when In 11 ride to reach an outlying post I came acrdss a barn brilliantly lighted. I stopped my car. got out, and found thcro one of our glrb rolllnR out biscuits and making j conee' "rilio was assisted by a number of soldiers, who kept tho flro going, watched the oven nnd carried the pans ! for her, and when enough were baked Salvation Army- YfE have the women. As the Salvation Army puts women in the pulpit, so from the army's ranks come again Florence Nightin gales bringing to the gory horrors of the battlefields the blessed and beautiful influences of glorious, sweet and pure womanhood. The army forms a very important part of this unity of seven and because it is a part it joins with its colaborers to make thU success, well knowing the old adage, PROMPTLY IN WITHIN threo days after war was declared between Great Urltaln end Germany tho Solvation Army was on the battlefield preparing to do tho humanitarian work which Is the aim of tho organization all over tho world. When this country declared war on Germany and her ul lles Col. Darker of the Salvation Army and his secretary went to Franca and outlined the work of the Salvation Army from this country. Ho was on tho ground, with nil plans made. Just uno month before the first man of tho American Expeditionary Forces landed In Franco. This Is a record to remem ber when tho Salvation Army makes Its appeal for money to carry' on the work. The Salvation Army girls havo the rocord overseas of venturing nearer tho front than any other women; oven HOME INFLUENCES Continued from Third rage. munlty sings, rallies and patriotic meetings. They eew for the camps and take flowers to the hospitals. In ono town the girls took their allegiance to the war's causo so seri ously that they adopted tho middy blouse os nn official uniform. Somo of them conferred and agreed that georgette crepo waists, fancy dresses, Mile hosiery and tho many extras that fill tho wardrobo of the average peace time girl wero not a war tlmo nce slty. Tho result was a middy blou j meeting, at which a resolution for tho adoption or this blmple garment carried by an astounding margin. In Columbus, Ohio, they nro fifteen thousand strong. Groups have been organized thero In tho high und grade schools and among tho uororltles, clubs, and literary societies of Ohio State University. Practically every organized agency in Columbus has an uetlvo unit among tho membership of tho Patriotic League, under which tho girls nro organized In that eltv. Out or tho shops, factories, olllccs, homes, schools and churches has been built up what Is perhaps tho fctrougeiit democratic organization of girls In tho Quaker tate. At their first mass meeting over eight hundred wero present. They launched a cam- palgn which enveloped Ilvo thousand members within ten days. Their cn - thuslasm for constructive war work became so tense that they swamped tnn tcea uross with demands for work lnr materials. Had they helped her servo tho 500 men In hut close by. Her companion had gon lo bad, worn out, but she was stftll on th Job, and she had been on It all the day before, and all the night befoni thnt. Say, I wanted to cheer for her. "Our girls have got tho work of making plo crust, rolling It out ana mixing und cutting out doughnut down to a science. It has become o. most an automatic Job with them, and they do it eo quickly that I am not exaggerating when I tell you that two of our girls supplied 4,000 men with nil the olTeo they' could drink and all the pies and doughnuts they could es ". i ''. .1 ' - . . 1 nil f.1111 111 ithiiii "Our doughnuts have mada a lut with tho aviators. On ono occasion a man flow forty-five miles and bock to get supplies for his unit. Wo loaded up his car, and felt so compllmentMl because of tho effort he had mado to reach us that wo refused to churgo hint a cent. "Yes," he continued. ''I nm hearing uUu. (jver here because of w,)at we' m trying to do for tho boys over there. I am glad our work Is appreciated. V,"o ask for little In the great drhe, but we mako every cent of It work for tlie comfort of the boys In uniform." "In unity there is strength." THE FIELD nearer than tho F.ed Crocs nurso. la their ministrations they do not ronlh themselves solely to comforting t' s physical being with hot eofl' - ai Jl food; they havo taken courses in ti: t aid, and aru a.i expert in giving t j first relief to a wounded man us th r aro in rolling dough. Every Salvatl' a Army girl before she dons the unlfoi it for service In thii country' or ov sens must know how to sew, how nurso tho sick, how lo cook, how ' bandage a broken limb and how clean up a room and mako n place ran Itary and habitable, It is for tho purpose of korpii those girls on tho Job. of training mo- of them and for buying the chocoln- and plea that havo cheered I boys at the front that tho Salvation miy lias aineu Itself with the othe six war work organizations ti r np poal to the public for funds. BROUGHT TO CAMPS Through participation In nivh -tlvities girls are becoming conscious citizens of the war camp community Tho high school girl is being tuuirlil how to use her leisure. Her le.-s for tunate sister, the factory girl. U being provided with new eoclal and cultural opportunities. Both are becoming !n Introspective, less cliquish, morn sponslvo and more socially cotisclnu.'. Hut they don't know it. Tiny : m helping win the war and having a IM of fun In tho process. Thit War Camp Community or-1 momis war camp community bett.-r. ment Is a reiteration. A town ciu.nol attempt to becomo a good homo to.vn to a lanto crowd of transit nts from all manner of places without brlnilr.q Into Its own environment the best fix tures existent in these visitors', homl communities. And that is Just what Wsr Cuinp Community Service la trying to do duplicate conditions existing In thebeiH hom towns. And it is ticrwiin. For In an outburst of aippreclutlon 111 I "nUMeu man frequently makes t ' cpnf'lon. "There's nothing like t 1 ! where I camu from." Patriot desires to allow any phasi ' of America's near camp onvlronmer.l i 10 lM' stimulating and worthy tint I borne environments he, tlirnug'' I u's Government, has asked the aol,!ii " sailor, nnd the niarlno to loavo 1 Theso men have a right tu exuect tl.al wnerever moy go upon this Hide of tM ocean their country will xj one vi1 hospitable neighborhood.