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IRON COUNTY REGISTER. IRONTON. MISSOURI.
American Crews fvr n VHl Aramcaii & I ft ..yA. UfB-irH for American mer- Ufem 3-7 , .Ttf fa5SS fligl CUIl'SIIERVES MADE STRDuS vni SPY IS TRAPPED AT KEY - I i. i? . n;l.l - ISV JL.VU1 C ruuuuua i6icyidH wHwaiu. if Yecetable iompouno. man Secret Agents in This Win0pm,Minn,-lw former fStiinf ru Iflf Arm 0.1 .1 - mraianB sUUl WM VvUtUI J iiiivi iiivw MAKES STIFF FIGHT In Discharge of Duties Sh Memorized Message 'About Munition and Repeated Them to Enemies . of America. United States Shipping Board IsTraininaThou sands of Recruits for the Merchant Marine MKHICAX crews clinnt shits." This Is the slognn of the United States shipping board, which has In hand tlu! groat task of creating an adequate personnel fur our new mer chant iiinrlae. In years past, whenever tho fmbjeet of wilting a merchant marine in pro portion to tho country's commercial Importance came "Up, the question was raised : "How ure we going to get men fur American ships?" Young Americans had got out of the way of sea going. The country did not think In terms of ships. Foreign seamen chiefly manned what ves sels we hud. Our shipyards could not compete with foreign yards. Tho war haw chatted all that. Tho change has 'teen little short of magical. The United States of America now leads the world In shipbuilding. It will soon lend the world with Its seagoing citizens. Thousands of young Americans are turning to the sea every month. The old era of tho stmarc-rlg-gers. to which friends of the American merchant marine fondly refer. Is rapidly being dwarfed by what Is taking place In our merchant marine today. As an example of tho extraordinary change going on In the matter of crews, may be cited a phe nomenal Jump In September recruiting for the merchant marine reported by the United States shipping board from Washington, la the following bulletin: An Increase of 131 per cot In month. In the number of recruits for tho merchant marine signed on the United mates shipping board, was reported by th board, The figures covering four weeks end- tog September 12, are as follows: Week ending August 22. 913 men; August 29. l.TT; September &. IW; September 12, 4.484. The tlguros for the latter week exceed by 484 men the number the board had announced as an expected maximum , foi the month. . of September. Tho men are occepted for training as sailors, firemen, coal passers, cooks and stew ards and will bo put aboard training ships at Bos ton 'New Tork, Norfolk, New Orleans, Ban Fran cisco, Seattle and Clevelaod. Every little while one hears somebody ask, "What Is this merchant marine we hear so much Nobody need feel ashamed If he does not readily visualize this new commercial maritime force of the country. Tho nation for many years past has teen building up such an admirable navy that many people confuse the merchant ninrlno with the navy, thinking that all ships are under naval The'merchant marine Is quite distinct from the navy It is, Indeed, a navy In Itself a commercial navy of vessels engaged In business voyages. The United States shipping board has charge of it, and It Is run as a national business organization, much the same as tho nation's great railroads are run by the railroad administration. The shipping board, consists of five members, en of high training In business affairs, appointed from various parts of the country. Its chairman la Edward N. Hurley of Chicago.- Its headquarters are In a business building In Woshlngton. Control Is exercised by this board over every merchant ship of more than 2,q00 tons sailing un der the American Hag. The vast shipbuilding pro gram of the country resulting In "the bridge of ships to Europe." which enables us to send mil lions of men to the fighting front and sustain them there la In the hands of the shipping board. The shipbuilding la done by the Emergency Fleet cor poration, operated by tho board, and directed by Charles M. Schwab, a master mind In the steel world and known from coast to coast as a business genius of the first order. , The merchant marine today la American to the American daring and seagoing ability are taking or merchant ships aafely across the sea and back again with shuttlelike regularity. All this Is being done by volunteers, who take an tho work because they recognise the greatness if the opportunity to holp their country In a new poch of expansion. . . . Tn, mariner In the merchant marine Is not an vitiated man. A scratch of the pen la all that tads him to Mi Job; yet be la as firmly fixed In JtM If b vera there by the operation of the elective service law.' Every man working for the new merchant ma tin knowa that hla la not merely a war Job, Im portant though his work may bo a part of hla Country mighty troke,for freedom. The Job will last after the return of peace. It become, " therefore, doubly Important , . Bhln manning on n much pester scnle than that ; ttf the present will begin when the war ends, for ' t that tlm many mwchant ship temporarily used for transport purposes will be turned back to their original uses as commerce carriers, and will call for merchant crews.. ' The work of manning the merchant marine wltn nU-Aracrlcan crews thus becomes one of the great est of tho government's present activities. It Is being carried out entirely by the United States shipping board through its own recruiting service. This service has national headquarters at Boston a famous old seaport and a natural cen ter for American sallore-and has training sta , tlons also at New York, Norfolk, New Orleans, San Francisco, Seattle and Cleveland. It maintains a fleet of 12 training ships nud Is training 0,000 men a month. The system of securing recruits for this service they are not enlisted, but sign a contract to serve for tho duration of the war, with the privilege of serving as much longer aa they like is exceed ingly simple. 1 Observing the effectiveness of establishing branch post offices In drug stores, 4he shipping board applied the Idea to recruiting and estab lished Its recruiting stations In each store of n well-known chain throughout the country. There are 6.854 of these stores, and In each the proprie tor or head clerk is sworn in as n "dollar-a-year man" to work for the United States shipping board aa a special enrolling agent of the merchant ma- These enrolling agents began their work last spring. They got to going strong In August of this year, as the figures already quoted Indicate. The men whom they sign are sent to seaports for training, the government reimbursing theui for their railroad fare. The young men entering the merchant marine through tho shipping board's training service be come the special charges and wards of the shipping board for the duration of the war. Their welfare Is looked after from the moment they enter the service. They are placed on board big training vessels, where they are put Into unl form a special uniform, differing from that used In the nnvy-nnd are given a scientific course of training In the rating for which they "sign on. Some are trained as sailors, others as firemen1, others as cooks or bakers or stewards. For the , cooks and bakera special schools are maintained aboard ship, there being one at Boston nnd'nn other at New York.- Firemen are given a special school course also, on the character of coal, combustion, core of boil er end the like. Tho shipping board malntalna large achool for firemen at Chicago and anothei at Boston. ' t ' Water-tenders and oiler the assistants to the engineers on a ship are also given special school training before being taken to sea, at a Chicago school of engineering. When tho young men thus trained and som ore oulte young, a the minimum age limit 1 eUhteen-have finished their special course they aro aent to a on merchant ahlp.1n proportion of four to each six able aeamen carried. Afloat or ashore thy re responsible alwaya to the shipping board, and every tlm they return to an America port they report their whereabout, to the recruiting service headquarter. In this manner Uncle Bam keep a paternal eye. on the young men making their first voyage. He know them, and knowa that he can trust them. They are part of n big fmlly of young American sailors of the best sort-American whose loyalty U beyond question, and whose bravery and devo tlon stive the He every day and every hour of the day to cruel slander that have been circulated Ince the war began against the character of Amer ican merchant crew. . ,. v M The fount American merchantman nee mn dangers from the lurking submarine without a tre mor. The submarine peril has acted only as a stim ulus to merchant marine recruiting, These facts make the shipping board hopeful for the future of the merchant marine personnel. It Is expected that a large percentage of these wartime sailors will re main In the merchant ma rine after the return of pence. Tho Inducement! for them to do so are many mill tirnctlctil. Then; Is great opportunity for rapid promotion, and the pay is the best In any maritime Borvlce In the world. . t,i.. .,,n tnitm.' opts S75 a month and his board. During wartime he receives a bonus of ot per cent on his wages on voyages into the wnr-zone waters of I?urope. Ills life is Insured without cost to him to the extent of twice his yearly earn- His future Is assured If he sticks and the ship ping board believes he will stick. It Is estimated that not less than 200,000 officers and men will be wanted to man the merchant marine after the war, and it Is expected that every man accepted will be an American citizen. The shipping board Is training officers as well aa crews for the new merchant marine. It has 32 technical schools, in navigation and engineering, where experienced men receive free Instruction fitting them f5r officers' licenses. From June, 1017, when these schools were start Mi to September, 1018, more than 10,000 students were admitted to them. Every student was an American citizen, fitted to enter by two years at sea, or. In the cuse of engineers, equivalent tech nical experience. Graduates of these schools are on the bridges of American merchant ships today In all of the seven seas, and the present classes of the school contain more than 1,200 students. New York. Miss Wunda Kreutzing r. fnrtv.two yours old. declared by de partment agents to be one of the most dangerous German spies In the Uulted, States, was arrested as she sut at her telegruph key In the operating room of Hi i'uiui Teii'irmtih eomnuny lu New York city. Her desperate strugglo with the department agents, In the presence of 500 men and women opera iir whs due to her endeavor to de stroy a paper which nhe was scruti nizing at her desk when the depart ment officers confronted her ami In formed her that she was under arrest, the woman is accused of attempting to supply Information to the etiemy about frhipmcut.s of munitions. T.iken to the New York office of the department of Justice, Miss Kreutzlng er, who said she came to this country from Posen, Germany. -0 years ago, Stated that, between 1014 mid 1013, fche was approached by a representative of the German government who seemed acquainted with the fact that she was n expert telegraph op-rater and, be cause of that, fact, hud been assigned 5y the postal officials to handle mill- lury, naval and administration mes sages to and from the munitions cen ters In Connecticut. She consented to :iirn spv, .she said, at the first meet ing. Repeated Messages to German Spy. Having a good memory. Miss Kreutz ncer seldom copied the messages but usually memorized each of them. Every 1 BBBSBaaBsaaiBBW enrnTMIIIII llllil I i I nv mm flIWIWBuei - - than year from nervousness, and wa PV UW www reat at Bight- would lie awake end get so nervous I would have to get op and walk exouna ana in we morning would be nil tired out I read about LydiaE-Pinkbam's Vegetable Com- rnind and thought would try it My nervousness aooa . ..ft ma. I sleen well and feel fine In the morning and able to do my work. 1 gladly recom mend Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vegetable Compound to make weak nerve strong." Mrs. ALBERT SULTZE, 608 CimaA Ct Win nn ft Minn. liow often do we hear the expression among women, "I am so nervous, I can not sleep," or "it seems as though I hould fly. " Such women should profit by Mrs. Sultze' experience and give this famous root and herb remedy, Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vegetable Com pound, a trial. For forty years it has been overcom ing such serious conditions as displace ments, inflammation, ulceration, lrrcg ..Llin. r.-i.vliff nainn hnrltnche. diz- uiu, , ljl j, ,c (ti.t " 1 ""j y zinesB, and nervous prostration of , women, and is now considered the stan dard remedy for such ailments. Spaghetti & Macaroni buurf&tUiitf luod. Ahv lor IIjO best SOCIETY BRAND Spaghetti or Macaroni DALriNI MACARONI CO., Mfrs. Si. I.mil, M. wenlng at the conclusion of her work nil l Art Frank Confession. "What are you reading there?" "A magazine arth-le written by a man who tt-lls how -he started with a dollar earned by selling newspapers ttnd made millions." "till, that's an old .story." "Hut this fellow is a.-tonMiinirly frank. He admits that Iih legal ad visers pulled him out of some pretty tight places." liirmingham Age-Herald. "Cold In the Head" IS an acuta attack of Nasal Catarrh. Per ions who are subject to frequent coWe In the heart" will find that the use ot HAIA'S CATARRH -MEDICINE will build up the Svstem, cleanse the BlooU md render them les3 liable to colds. Repeated attacks of Acuta Catarrh any 'e?iVTl'i'cAKDICINEt,tak. tn internally and acts through HALl9 'CATARRH M EDICINS will not "f' j. Cheney & Co., Toledo. Ohio. His Idea of Bliss. T0i,y -I wish I belonged to a olulf, mother. Mother Why, deaf? Hobby Because father Is so Jolly when he comes home from it and you let him go to bed without taking off his shoes. Washington W as Wise There Is something of poetic Justice In the fact that one of the first of the old sluices to be re habilitated was the Chesapeake anu vim... building of which was pushed by General George Washington, who was the first president of th construction company which called It Into be ng The Father of His Country was so convinced that the future prosperity of tho nation had much to do with water transportation by canal that he obtained a leave of absence while he was sti.l commander of the Revolutionary army that he might start the survey for the waterway with which he hoped to connect the waters of the Chesapeake bay with the nnsalted Ohio. The ' .AV nmiizert. even In part, until ong after his death, but to this day the canal it a carrier of trade Between v,um... rmi.u, .. Georgetown, in the District of Columbia. It de rives Its water partly from tho Potomac, and If deepened would be of much Importance to the national capital. It has for years been under railroad control. The government has now placed additional boats upon It and the lock crewa are working night" and day. The channel is becom ing as busy a it was In Civil war days, when 800 boat, ten times tho number which It had v. Authorities took charge, were in constant operatlon.-Walter Harrington In the American Review or tteviewa. KINO, QUEEN OR JACK. t.t . rmn KnrharT Taylor had been transferred to one of the headquarter companies to flit the vacancy ic oj an unjr u iet at the base hospital. He wa eltting at the m . Am ,Ka Mntiiffi Antered. un a mimins ventral." was the greeting of fered by the recruit after executing a salute that resembled a one-armea women pucmng iwj. Hf.M win mumi." thfl cantaln replied. unnA morning, colonel." wa the next aalnte- "I'm no colonel, I am a coptaln," answered the officer a he gate th rookie the Julius Caesar" . A tfIMI "Scuse me, sir, but I knowed that you was one of the face cards tn the deck," chirped the Innocent one. . . . ., . , .; ,, , .. Met a Representative of the German Spy System. she met u representative of the Ger man fpy system, sometimes in tne j shadow of the federal building, In tho i city hall park, where she repeated from memory messages she had sent or received during the day. Sometimes, when a message was too long or con tained conipHniteil phraseology snt) copied it. This information wus con veyed, Miss Kreut.inger stated, to sev ernl Germans connected Willi the spy sviirem, all of whom had been Intro tiucifvl to her by the man who had first bivftv'hed the scheme to her. When President Wilson declared war mi Germany, she said, the representa tives of the German spy system disap peared and she did not supply any more Information until about six weeks ago when she resumed her spy ivnplf nn the irovcrnment messages, giv ing her Information to a man who is in the custody Tif tho department or jus tice agents and through whom her ac tivities were ascertained. Don't Worry About Pimples. On rising and retiring gently smear the face with Cutlcura Ointment. Wash off the Ointment In five minutes with Cutlcura Soap and hot water. For free samples address, "Cutlcura, Dept. X, Boston." At druggists find by mall. Soap 25, Ointment 2.1 and 50. Adv. There are more fugitives from injus tice than from justice. The last turn of the worm Is apt to he on the nnders. DOES "HOUDINI" OUT OF JAIL Girl Squeeze Through Space It Wai Not Believed a tax voum Get Through. Atlanta, Ga. Houdlnl had nothing Whatever on Marie Johnson. vno when locked up In the matron s wara f Oi rmiice station, climbed from a chair to the transom over the door and out between two of the tnree nnr hnt miard the opening. It was be- fit.A nnthinir lnrocr thnn a cat could squeeze through tho open space. rlc, lithe and Blender and twenty, was found tho next morning hiding under a bench In the court anteroom, uunmo to escape to the etreet. She wa charged with nibbing Joseph Halsted of $83 while they wero joy rimu. Patriotic Speedera Freed. Bloomlngton, Hl.-When three young n.m rhennn vwre arrested for Pointing the traffic law here they ex- plalnod they were in nnsie w Peoria before the recruiting flco for the navy closed. They were relA. Suffered Terribly! "Every Step a Torture," Says Mr. Whitenack But Doan's Cured Her Mrs. Florence Whitenack, 84 Arm strong Ave., Jersey City, N. J-, )'! f ...(T-d.l o-Ht, rlipmiuitiimi.. for six or L CUUfcM ." . - seven years. My limbs and joints were so still sad swollen, 1 comu wsik omy with difficulty anil tlic pains in mj hips were so severe, 1 could hardly bear them, livery step I took was torture. , My feet and limbs' were swollen and so ore, I could hnrdly bear my weight on them. Dur ing the eight 1 woum lie awake for hours ana De- come so nervous, I wouia m, rmdi came over me suddenly and my slg blurred. 1 was never iree injiu n miserable backaches end rheunutic pains. I used Uitlcrcnt remeaics, um I didn't set any better, men i com I . - ...... rtnnn'm HiafltrU ftllM The swellings besan to leave right way nd I continued to use tbem. ins pin ..u 7'V 71 " hips ana l am cureu oi m "" Od all signs oi sianey vrouure. fittom to oejore ROBERT KING SEIML, - . Aviary ruvi n i n -iii. fliw Sfts Mtm nnAN'S""?".1 lOSTIMaLBURN 00. UlTAtO.H.T. obv Coldo tains 0P- . rMrf J" LL"5;'rfiS SJwplMMnttottk. Ajkywrdraggtetlef