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8 OPEN HOUSE KEPT BY RED CROSS IN SHELLED REGION By MAX R. W. DAVIS. Hajor Barb, of Englewood, K. J., American Red Cross commander, cen tral tection of the advance tone on the font, here relates for the flret time, with the pertnlssion of the American Red Crott. the thing he actually witnessed during the height of the German drive. "WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN XHANCE. July 18. The intensity of the German offensive broke on a front or 43 kilometers. Bisecting this front and Just south of it. lies Complegne. Complegne was the gate through which the torrents of men poured forward and back. Complegne was the point at which many groups of American and English, who had ad mirably occupied in the devastated province, gathered for temporary shelter. Complegne, was the logical apod for the general 'relief headquar- tf (aMinf .fea AntMan T tmUM. When the Hed.Cms", under the di rection of the b'ead or the military affairs department, and the Inspector general, opened llsTvorfc, Complegne was a dead town. A hundred thou sand soldiers a day passed through its streets, but none rested there. The town life had closed. There were no hotels or stores, no banks, ppst offlcfe. police, or hospitals. The In habitants had been officially evacu ated. There -was. no place to sleep, no place to buy or beg food, no .place for medical aid. The city was shelled often and "bombed each night. Red Cross Oasis. The Red Crosjrtook over the lead ing hotel, hong hut the American flajr and lheRed' Cross- flag, opened the doors, and left them open day and night for two weeks. The never shut door wis a symbol. The num ber of "lost men" who drifted past was astonishing men who had be come separated from their .units in a charge or who had lost their way in a cross-country retreat, whose horses had been shot under them, and who could not keep up with their mount ed comrades who were wandering around, hungry, cold. wet. cheerfully following rumors as to where friends might be; men who had lost their packs; who had not slept under shelter Tor ten days nor tasted warm food for eight. The Red Cross hotel was the one living human pot In the city the floors of the din ing and reception rooms, the halls and bed rooms, were covered with blankets. British. American and French slept side by side. The Red Cross set up an Ideal for Itself, that every hungry man should get hot food. Marmites of stew were kept on the stove. There was plenty of army bread and coffee au lalt. The authorities opened the stores and requisitioned the perishable supplies for the cuisine. For one lunch sixty full-sized frying pans of omelette were served No money changed hands, only the polite formula, "This is with the compliments of the Ameri can Red Cross. and the almost In evitable retort. "I've been In the war three years, and I never saw anything like this " There is no way of know ing how many men were fed. as no one took time to count, and each watted on himself and washed his own plate, but it Is believed that as many as 800 were in and out of the hotel some days. Under the Two Flags. The two flags hanging over the door that was never shut, stood for the sentiments which America wanted to -express to her associates during the great retreat. The street kitchen, set where the trains stop, and where the main thor Tbs Stors Toot Physician Recommend. I 'nvalid Chairs For Rent For Sale Fitsh air li a. tcmlc for convalescent and Invalid. Get oat of the Invalid Cbalrs and talc them out. " GIBSON C0.,-Inc. $17 G St Office Supplies Anything- you want we have It at the right price. Phone Ualn 782( frr prompt delivery DAUM Stationery Co one 7U C Opooilte Goldenba-ita U& tU at. rhonr Main 780. For Skillful Gold Crowns and Bridcework $5.00 f iiii$5.0o Wmmr up DR. S. B. JOHNSTON Velali Bldg. EXPERT DENTIST Phono Main 1711 9th and G St. N. W. Hoar; 9 A. M. to 6 P. M. oughfares for the front leave the iuare. made a record, seldom if ever equaled, during the last seven days of March. By actual count, for a day that was not more busy than the rest. 14,000 drinks of cofree and "pairs" of cigarettes were served. It is a fair es timate that the Red Crors gave a hot drink and a smoke, a meal or a lodg ing to 90.000 men during the last week in Mare, in the one town of Com plegne. An English general sat silent In his machine for some minutes watching the lines at the kitchens, then exclaim ed. -Wonderful effect, a little thing like that! The men come in droopy, and they go off with their talis in the air!' But the little kitchen was not only concerned with the military, it stood alongside the platform where the trains of refugees were loaded, com partments packed with poultry, feather beds and patient dogs, children and grandparents. The Red Cross nurses and their half-doxen aides hardly had a chance to catch breath. The friendly commissions were infi nite. There were lost chfldrcn to find and sick ones to dose, gaping boxes to re-pack, cripples to carry and dazed old people torn between fear of the Hun and sorrow In leaving their homes to comfort. The pitiful and the comic made a giddy panorama. Of the memories, none will be more Joy ful than the scene of a moving train, a weeping plump lady pulling the front- ejid of a goat through the door, and a plump Red Cross person, trot ting alongside, pushing on the. rear end of the goat. International Hotel Staff. The personnel installed In the Red Cross hotel, was unique. It consisted of several executives and handymen, a storekeeper. 2 doctors and 30 nurses, men and 10 women can teen workers, 10 men and 4 women chauffeurs. Catholics, Quakers, and Freethinkers. English, French, Scotch, Irish and Americans, thrown together by the emergency, settled into a going organization with amazing speed. All lived together like a family, each doing what was asked of him without question. There was the spirit of a good-humored. affectionate family. Probably (such another group has not been In actual working contact since the war be gan. Under the direction of the Red Cross, were a unit of English friends war victims relief committee, a unit of the distribution service of Pennsylvania, the dally unit of nurses, and the woman's emergency canteen unit. Representatives of at least three of -the entente powers lived, worked and thought In actual community of action. Incidentally, they learned to respect and like one another Immensely The American Red Cross never can express ade quately Its gratitude for the spirit in which Miss Rennle and her as sociates, of the women's emergency canteens. Joined forces with the Americans. AKd this unity of effort and sym Dathy among representatives of many creeds, organizations and na tions, under the pressure of the mo ment at Complegne Is another sym bol" of the good feeling and mutual aid that Is constantly increasing among noncombatanta of the allies. No time was wasted in formulat ing plans. The needs were distinct and clamoring to be met. Kitchen in the Street. Food and shelter were required. In addition to those fed at the Red Cross hotel and at the street kitchen, a store was opened In the garage of the hotel. A can of milk, a tin of beef, a chunk of bread and cheese were given all civilians who asked It. Also there was sweet chocolate for the little things who looked around their mother's skirts. It was possible to meet the requests of the sous prefects of the neighborhood for food for their charges; For instance, the military head of the village tele phoned that 800 women and children had come by train to his town and he had nothing for them to eat. It was a satisfaction to hear his surprise when a truck load of food stuffs that could be eaten without cooking ar rived within two hours after the message was received by the Red Cross. Another useful line of work was the transport of the Infirm and the sick, together with their most pre cious belongings, from in front of the advancing Germans. The truck driv ers worked without regard to hours or fatigue They crossed bridges while aerial torpedoes were falling in the water beside them. Several timed they got a rheumatic old body out of her cottage just as the Hun This Is the Man That Is Noted Dental Work This man is the enemy of de cayed teeth. He can put your teeth in superfine condition for a very reasonable price. If you are having the least bit of trouble with your teeth see him immediately for delay causes more decay. Come in and let. him make an EXAMINATION FREE OF CHARGE! FILLINGS. Silver. Gold, Porcelain, $1.00- THE Society Girls i . MISS ASHBY TAYLOR, Of Abingdon, Va., a track girl of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, was standing back off the rails to let a troop train pass when The Times photog rapher snapped her picture. She smiles because the vsoldiers en route to the front are cheering her. SOCIETY GIRLS GET JOBS AS R. R. "GRASS-PULLERS "Clearing the track to Berlin." Pretty society girls discovered to day working on the railroad tracks of the Baltimore 'and Ohio Railroad between Washington and Baltimore, dressed in overalls or regular I trouserettes, gave this explanation when asked why they were pulling the grass and weeds off the tracks. They are Miss Christina Miller, or Charleston, S. C. and Miss Ashby Taylor, of Abingdon, Va.. both so ciety girls In their own home town. They are seen every day by pas was descending the opposite slope. So far as known, no request of the French authorities for transportation in evacuating civilians was unan swered. If anyone ever pins medals on anyone for honest work during the great retreat, the boys who drove Red Cross trucks should not be omitted. First Aid 1o Wounded. But, of course, the chief work was medical. And the Importance of med ical facilities, just at that Juncture at Compeigne, can only be sensed when one remembers that all regular hos pltals of the region had moved back. No one knew Just where the hospitals were, except that they were distant. No one knew what to do with the wounded who lay or sat by the road sides, or who walked painfully south. Even If one had a conveyance, he did not know where to carry them. Con fused ambulance drivers continued to bring wounded to empty buildings which medical people had evacuated the day before. The little Red Cross infirmary in the Compeigne railroad station dress ed woundsVof as many as sixty sol diers a day. In addition to Its civilian clients. A post de secours of twenty five beds was set up in one of the rooms of a palace where Napoleon and Josephine formerly entertained There was a third dressing station in the Red Cross hotel. Some of the men had been wounded forty-elht hours before receiving medical atten tion. No operations were done at these dressing stations, but cuts were made clean, and men were given nourishment and rest Later they were carried to the nearest hospital that would receive their type of case Into all the medical work the unit of Mrs. Daly, a Red Cross unit that has been serving with the French, threw itself with devotion. . Tkese American Doctors. When a complete story of the pro longed battle Is written, there are 1 fev incidents which will stir Ameri cans with more Justified satisfaction than the conduct of two American doctors at Annel. an outpost of Cora I plegrfe. on the night of March IS. The 'patients of their hospital, under or ders from the French service de 'same, had been loaded Into canal I boats anl pulled away the preceding ' night The French surgeons and all I the nurses were gone. The Gorman ' were within a half dozen kilometers and advancing with apparently Irre sistible momentum. l.veryone felt ' capture was a matter of hours. Heavy :... - 1...1A, Ar Tint thf artillery muuc ici . t American ambulance sections, long- In the habit of bringing their wound- ed to Annel chateau, kept on coming. They uia not Know whkic ,oc ... .,. Two Red Cross doctors. Major Tarn- owsky and Major Morehead, quietly 1 said that as long as American boys brought them wounded, they would i find American doctors to operate. In the deserted chateau the doctors i stayed and kept operating. In the Inlck of time five Red Cross trucks with supplies arrived. From Com- j plegnc volunteered two canteen women. J America nt Its Best. Get the picture of that night at An nel. It presents America at Its best It contains the ver essence of what Red Cross spirit can be devotion, resourcefulness, perslstance and a passion to aid suffering that outrank I other emotions. Outside the moon- WASHINGTON TDEES; THURSDAY: JULY Working on Railroad Track sengers traveling between Washing ten and Baltimore. They were hired by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad as "grass pullers" to take the place of the men at the front. Troop trains frequently pass over the tracks carrying the soldiers en loute to the front The girls stand back off the rails to let the trains pass, and the boys In khaki, realizing that they are taking their place, cheer. These pretty society girls, bending over hot steel rails pulling the grass so that the wheels of the troop trains Air Raid on New York Is German Cartoonist's Idea of Clever Humor AMSTERDAM. July IS. A car toon In the latest Issue of the German comic paper Jugend pic tures a German air raid on New York. The scene Is a New York roof-garden, from which the sky Is shown ablaze with bombs, shrapnel and fighting planes. An American "multl-mllllon-airev Is shown escorting his richly-clad wife, who is said to be "shrinking In terror before the apparition in the sky." He reas sures her by saying soothingly: "Well, my dear, you have al ways -been keen on having the latest Parisian novelties. Now you've got them!" light, the hum of planes, the shaking of the earth, the belching of sound from unsuspected place.", the steady low detonation of the battle, six kilo meters away Inside the two doc tors, not looking up from their deli cate task, the canteen women hand ing them instruments and dressings. The Red Cross truck drivers holding candles and carrying the wounded, and then playing hospital angels In an unknown tongue, to the fellows lying in the wards A day and a night and a second day the two doc tors operated. The crisis passed. The regular attendants returned, the routine was resumed. The doctors are attending to their duties as this 11 written: they have made no reference to the events. But it is things like that that make us Americans catch our breath and stand straightcr WEDDING BELS AND HALF DOLLARS RING LOS ANGKLKS. Cal . July IS Miss Goldle Schneider Invited 1.000 friends to her wedding, rented a big hall for the occasion, and charged SO cents admission to the Invited guests The Red Cross got the gate receipts, and neither attendance nor number of presents received was cut down by the admission charge. CHINESE TO MAKEEGG POWDER FOR AMERICANS A Chinese firm has started the manufacture of desiccated eggs with machinery Installed by an American ai lencneng, China. .With the ex ception of the dynamo and engines all the machinery is American, and It Is said the product will conform u.-iih .h- ,..-.,....... r .1,. .,., 1- - ""."'- " " ...w. kerns It lustrous son and riuff cao pure-food laws. I5e ure yu Bet th g-nuine Paris- It is the Intention of the company an sago (Glroux's) for tins is guar to manufacture whole egg powder, ! anteed to give perfect satisfaction or albumen powder, and yolk powder, nothing to pay. MISS CHRISTINA MILLER, A "grass puller," employed by the Baltimore and Ohio railroad to pull the gras3 off the tracks, walking down the rails on her way home from work. 99 can find the tracks, say they a "clearing the track to Berlin." They cover fifteen rails a day, each rail containing thirty-three feet. Starting at 7 o'clock In the morning, they work eight hours a day for tlilrty-three cents an hour. Yester day they were forking In the region or nver springs. They are both members of the Wo man's Land Army of America. When there Iff no woik for them on the farm that they have hired them selves out to as farmerettes, they lend themselves as "grass pullers" to the railroad. according to a report by Consul Gen-! eral Kdwin S. Cunningham, Hankow, China. The plant has a capacity of' from 1,500 to -.000 pounds of yolk a day of ten hours. "This plant Is located In one of the best egg-producing sections In China," says Mr. Cunningham. "The engineer states that fifty-one yolks will manufacture one pound of pow der, and that the cost of eggs is about 1"1 ores per Mexican dollar (74 cents gold)." SIGN ARBITRATION TREATY. LIMA, Peru, July 18.-rEngland and Peru have signed a convention es tablishing a peace and arbitration commission. Sir Maurice de Bunsen. who Is visiting South American coun tries on behalf of Great Britain, signed the treaty for England. ADVERTISEMENT A REAL U SAVER Found at Last. Shows Results at Once or Nothing to Pay. ThN linn ! Growing Tlald. ParUInn Sage In JuM the Thing for Such Cane. If your hair 13 thinning out, prema turely gray, brittle, lifeless, full of dandruff and your head itches like mad, quick action must be taken to savo your hair. Don't wait until the hair root is dead, for then nuthlug can prevent baldne5s. Get from the People's Drug Stores or any toilet counter today a package of Parisian sage It doesn't cost much and therw's nothing else jou could use that's so simple, safe and effective. You will surely be delighted with the first application. Your hair will serin much more ubundant and radi ant with life and beauty all itching ceases and your calp feel. cool and comfortable. I'arl.smn Kagc i.s in great tlHinand by discriminating worn j rn b'u"I" 'fr !!?!tp,"fj?m'",,.i I does not color or streak the hair, and 18: 1918. SOLDIER WRTES THANKING LITTLE Another card of thanks was re ceived today by one of the Junior members of The Times Smoke Club from a wounded soldier in France thanking the little patriot for the to bacco gift. Helen Plummer. ten years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Plum mer. of 321S Nineteenth street north west, received the card today. Little Helen Is happy, for when the club was organized she put her name down for a dollar per month to buy smokes for the soldiers, and this is the first word she has received from her efforts. The letter: "To a Soldier's Friend: While In a hospital I received your gift through rthe lied Cross. I wish to thank you. It Is very hard to get tobacco over here, and it is a great treat to get cigarettes. TV. J. EASLEY.7 Helen has been active In Red Cross work in Washington during the past months. She also Is the proud pos sessor of J150 worth ot War Savings Stamps. CAMP. DK COMMANDER PRAISES Y.'W.C. A. WORK Gen. H. S. Scott, who Is In com mand of Camp Drx, N. X. pays tribute to the work of the Y. W. C A. through Its Soldiers' Clubs and Hostess House "which keep the young men in camp under reining Influences." "I am doing everything I can to assist the women." said General Scott. "The women of America have risen to their responsibilities in this war In a very remarkablo manner, and I feel sure that they will prop- erely meet any condition that may arise In the future. In case .the man power of the nation should be de pleted the women will take the places of the men Just as In Russia, where I have seen women firing locomotives anu commanding a battalion, and the women ot America are In no manner a whit behind those of any nation." MAN WEARING 4 COATS ARRESTED AS VAGRANT BALTIMORE, July IS. Declaring that he had come from Russia two years ago, Moses Shapiro, wearing four coats and three pairs of pants, was brought before Justice Beach In the Northwestern district police court on the chsrge of being a vagrant. Shapiro appears to be forty years old. but insisted that he was only twenty- four years old. He was arrested by Patrolman Moore In Gwynn's- Falls Park after he had been chased put of the woods by some boys. He was sent to Bayvlew for two months. 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