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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
( 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
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
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
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
." '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
UNITS OF THE A
r JC.r. rcca i unci
DURING A MARCH
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 '
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
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
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
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
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
"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."
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
"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
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
? BATTLE WORN
LDIER A HOME,
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
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
"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
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,
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
The Salvation Army girls havo the
rocord overseas of venturing nearer
tho front than any other women; oven
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
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
.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
"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."
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
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