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CONNECTICUT WESTERN NEWS, SEPTEMBER 2, 1920.
JUNIOR RED CROSS WORKING AT HOME KING SERVICE IS RAPIDLY EXPANDING This American Red Cross Work Flourishing in Small Towns Throughout Country. More than 37,000 graduate nurses lave been enrolled In the American .Red Cross to date and Its department f nursing Is dally increasing this en rollment. The department of nursing has been authorized to maintain ap adequate reserve of nurses for the army and aavy. It will continue to supply the meeds of the United States Public ' Health Service to which It has as alined more than 1,000 nurses in the Tkat year. It will assist In establishing proper nursing service In foreign countries where the American Red Cross has or ganized hospitals, dispensaries and schools for nurses. - Courses in home aytlene and care of the sick have been started for thousands of women who lave never received any education In aia direction. Rural nursing which In Its infancy a short while ago been put ahead at least a decade through the .work of the department f nursing and local ' Red Cross chapters. y ' ' -l Public health, nursing has been ex tended to many rural communities and wm flourishes actively in hundreds of mrii towns and counties. Nearly a ttaturand efficient nurses have already Been jisaigned to this kind of work. The ' department of nursing is unit g with other organizations in a year's campaign: in ' recruiting nurses for training schools, in educating the gen eral public as to -standards of nursing education and In showing communities their responsibility toward schools of urstyg. It will endeavor to meet all these needs as well as to continue the enrollment of dietitians who will be wtnized as instructors in home dietet ics, hoT developing nutritional clinics, and In supplying dietitians for the United States Public Health-Service and the civilian hospitals. The Nursing Service will continue to ffer to wbmen and young girls the pportunlty of securing instruction in tome hygiene and care of the sick in every community In the country. This instruction has not only laid the foun dation for public health but in some places has given Impetus to the estab lishment of hospitals and community school houses. "As a community profits by the work f the nurse," says Miss Clara D. Jfoyes, director of the department of arm-sing, "It is logical that the com munity should be-aroused to its respon- jsfbility. The American Red Cross 'stands ready to help In a general cam paign of recruiting and must have the iport, sympathy and understanding Uhe- medical profession as well as e- intelligent co-operation of the rte at large." OME SERVICE FOR EVERYBODY IN NEED Do you know what the present day ome Service of the American Red oss is? Many people do not know that, be- des completing the work for ex-serv ice men, especially the disabled, it pro rides the same neighborly service to amilles In general that It formerly ave families of soldiers, sailors and larines. "Home Service covers a wide and arled field," says Frederick C. Mun oe, general manager of the American ted Cross. "It gives aid to families L solving such problems as budget panning, marketing, tiding over times r financial stress, keeping children In rhool, helping crippled children, wid- Vred and deserted mothers, children ackward In school and children In Inflict with the laws. It renders serv- e to the homeless and transient, to e illiterate, to tenement dwellers, to e unemployed, and gives friendly as- stance and advice to foreign speak- g groups." In addition to helping families In solution of their own problems, feme Service helps In strengthening weak spots In the social life of immunities. It joins hands with oth- to make communities sefer, lalthler and happier. organizing action along lines in Mch the community is already inter- ed is one of the objects of Home jrvlce. It has established community tetings, patriotic celebrations, pag pts and picnics. Rest rooms, recre- lon facilities, play supervisors and ving pictures have been provided. rough Home Service other agencies Influenced to bring about improved pimercial amusements and better ool facilities and to promote travel libraries as" well as to secure coun agrlcultural and home demonstra- h agents. I you need assistance at any time, to the secretary of the nearest Red Iss- chapter and describe the situa- p. Tour confidence will be sacredly pected and every possible effort will made to aid you. American Red Cross Roll Call. he Fourth Annual Roll Call of the terican Red' Cross will be held this V from , Armistice Day, November Jto Thanksgiving Day, November 25, tasive. During this period the men women of the United States will their annual dues and renew their hbershlp. .. ..... , peop i Production of Sound American Citizenship the First Aim, Says Dr. Farrand. On the badge of every member of the Junior Red Cross are the words "I Serve." That tells the story of the school children's branch of the Ameri can Red Cross and Its efforts to bring happiness to children throughout the world. Realizing that the time never was so propitious as right now for teach ing the highest ideals of citizenship, the entire present program of the Jun ior Red Cross has been framed under the very Inclusive phrase, "Training for Citizenship Through Service" for others. Since the Junior Red Cross is the agency through which the Ameri can Red Cross reaches the schoolboys and the schoolgirls, all its activities are designed to come within the regu lar school program, and without creat ing new courses or Increasing the num ber of studies to lend Its aid in vitaliz ing the work of the schools. "The thing that is .needed," snys Dr. Livingston Farrand, Chairman of th American Red Cross Central Commit tee, "Is not a perpetuation of the Jun ior Red CrosVi.but .the training and breeding of sound American citizenship inspired by the true, fundamental ideals of sound democracy. ( One of the great, conceptions in making the Red Cross a contributor to better citizen ship in our American democracy la the realization that after all the ole hope of any nation la with the children of the country." The plan of organization of the Jun ior Red Cross makes the school pub lic, parochial and private the unit, not the Individual pupils. Mutual serv ice, helpful community work such as clean-up campaigns, care of the sick, promotion of health regulations, par ticipation In civic and patriotic move ments all these creative agencies de signed to translate into life and action the regular school program are parts of the machinery which the Junior Red Cross places at the disposal of the school authorities. Graded study courses giving prac tical methods of civic training,' supple mented by pamphlets and helpful sug gestions, are supplied to the local schools by the Junior Red Cross. An elaborate plan for promoting an Inter change of correspondence between chil dren In different sections of the United States as well as with children In for eign lands Is being devised and will take a prominent place In the estab lished classroom program. In promoting the general cause of child welfare, Rd Cross fcourses in home 1 hygiene-and care of the sick, first aid, and dieting may be estab lished In all Junior Red Cross Aux iliaries. The Ideals and the objective of the Junior Red Cross are embodied in the pledge of service which the pupil takes when he signs the membership roll and pins on his coat the Junior's badge. The pledge which binds together serv ice and citizenship reads: "We will seek in all ways to live up to the Ideals of the Junior Red Cross and devote ourselves to Its service. "We will strive never to bring dis credit to this, our country, by any ud worthy act "We will revere and obey our coun try's laws and do our best to Inspire a like reverence and obedience In those about us. "We will endeavor In all these ways, as good citizens, to transmit America greater, better and more beautiful than she was transmitted to us." At the foundation of this school pro gram of the Junior Red Cross is a great love for America's children. RED CROSS ACTIVE IN DISASTER RELIEF When disaster hits a community fire, flood, earthquake, explosion, bad wreck or tornado the American Red Cross can be depended upon to follow right at its heels with help for the stricken people. Red Cross relief Is almost Immediately forthcoming food, clothing, shelter and funds; doctors, nurses and special workers with long experience in handling similar trouble elsewhere. During the last year, ending June 30, there was an average of four disasters a month In the United States. One hundred and fifty communities in twenty-seven states suffered. The largest and most destructive of these were the tidal wave at Corpus Christi, Texas, and tornadoes in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. In these events- of horror 850 per sons were killed, . 1,500 were Injured, 13,000 were made homeless, about 30, 000 families needed help, the property loss was nearly $100,000;000 and al most $1,000,000 in relief fund's, not In cluding emergency supplies was ex pended. To the sufferers from all disasters during the year, the American Red ! Cross sent $120,000 worth of sup- piles, 110 Red Cross nurses and seven special relief trains. To meet the needs of the stricken, the organization set up ten relief stations, operated thirty food canteens and as many emergency hospitals. One hundred and twenty-five Red Cross chapters gave disaster relief service. If disaster ever strikes this town or county, the citizens con be absolutely sure the Red Cross will be right on bad to help them in every way. Select your tires ac cording to the roads they have to travel: In sandy or hilly coun try, wherever the going is apt to be heavy The U. S. Nobby. For ordinary country roads The U. S. Chain orUsco. For front wheels The U. S. Plain. For best results everywhere U . S. Royal Cords. RCTtAL CDRD - MOBBrOWN - USOO - BARTLE BROS. GARAGE, FALLS VILLAGE, CONN. BREWER BROS., CANAAN, CONN. EDWARD D. CARTWRIGHT, WEST CORNWALL A. P. CURTISS, NORFOLK, CONN. MARTIN B. DODD, NORFOLK A. S. MARTIN, LAKEVILLE, CONN. SHARON INN GARA GE, SHARON, CONN. FRENCH PRAISE FOR OUR RED CROSS WORK Lauding the work accomplished by American philanthropy for war stricken France, Andre Tardleu, form er high commissioner from that na tion to the United States, in a recent article widely commented on through out the French press, says: The American Rod Cross has ac complished a work which calls for the heartfelt gratitude of every true Frenchman. In 101S this rreat relle? ortra nidation spent In bohalf of Fnvice nearly 87.000.000 franrs. and In 1010 Its expenditures on charitable projects in our country attained the tremen dous total of 171.000.000. It has re cently turned over to the French relief organizations huge stocks of sup piles whose value must be counted in the hundreds of thousands of francs. "Fifteen million American boys and girls, banded .together In toe Junior Tied Cross of America, ar back of a movement to establish the closest ties between themselves and France's younger generation through the char itable works they have financed and are now carrying out among our little war sufferers. "The bonds of friendship between France and America is cemented with mutual admiration, rerpect and grutl tude." Bill heads, letter heads, memo heads, envelopes, dance tickets, pos ters printed at The Canaan Printing Company. fi n ed wa s REMEMBER the time the first automobile parade was organized? Even the good old torchlight pro cession had to give way before the advance of prog ress. ; Tires are often sold the same way politics are. The last people to wake up to what they are getting are the people who pay the bills. The bills are getting too big these days in both cases. And the man who is feeling -it most with respect to tires is the man who owns a moderate-price car, III The idea that, the small car owner doesn't need a good tire is rapidly going the way of all mistaken ideas. PCA:.! U n it RED CROSS EXTENDS RELIEF TO POLAND More than $5,000,000 has been spent by the American lUid Cross In aiding the stricken people of Poland. The organization has nursed the sick, fed the starving, clothed the naked, shelter ed the homeless, schooled the children and cared for the orphans there. It has conducted a relentless fight against typhus, cholera and other terrible dis eases. So today millions of men and women in that resurrected nation speak In grateful appreciation of "The Greatest Mother in the World." Nearly 200 American Red Cross workers are now engaged in relief ac tivities In Poland. Four large relief bases 'are in operation and eleven mo bile units are In the field. During the last twelve months this organization was largely instrumental in the re-establishment of a million refugees at a cost for general relief of more than $1,000,000. Last winter one-half mil lion war orphans were aided material ly, and since then a series of large or phanages have been established to give them permanent care.. , But for American Red Cross aid, of ficials of Poland declared recently, mil lions of people in that country would have perished of disease, exposure or starvation the last eighteen months. And the work there must be kept up for another year. For quick results try our Cent-A-Word column. now many igou march the nominated He needs it more than anyone else. It's part of our job, as we view it, to see that he gets it Our tire service starts with good tires U. S. Tires. All sizes made to a single stand' ard of quality none graded down to the price of the car they will go on. U. S. perfected the first straight side automobile tire the first pneumatic truck tire. The U. S. guarantee is for the life of the tiref and not for a limited mileage. IV When we recommend and ' sell U. S. Tires we do so in the interest of greater tire economy. It is our experi ence that that is the best way to build up a sound and sizable business. tates Tores SHARON Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bierce of Hill side, N. J., are spending a couple of weeks with the former's mother, Mrs. W. R. Bierce at the Bierce Homestead near Silver Lake. Miss Myrtle W. Thompson of Hol yoke, Mass. is a guest at the home of Mrs. F. B. Rhynus. Miss Helen J. Bassett of Amherst, Mass., is visiting her parents, Dr. and Mrs. C. W. Bassett. Miss Martha E. Wilbur is spend ing the week with friends in New Haven. Mrs. Rose Millard of Stockbridge, is a guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Bartram. Mr. and Mrs. Howard Pitcher cf Waterbury were visitors of the for mer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. Pit cher during the past week. Miss Helen Darling is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Wm. MacMillan in Litch field. Kenneth Morehouse of Detroit, Mich., is enjoying a two week's va cation at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Morehouse. Miss Ruth Bristol is spending the week in New Britain, the guest of her sister, Mrs. Thomas McKee. Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Moore, son Clair and daughter Josephine of Westport, have been in town the past week to see Mrs. Moore's fath er, E. St. John, who is ill at the Sharon Hospital. E. Herman Middlebrook returned miies d to Hartford last week, after spend ing two week's vacation at his home here. Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Waitt are on a two week's motor trip touring wes tern Massachusetts. David Duffy, who is having his annual vacation from his duties as R. F. D. carrier is driving for them. D. F. Smith is substituting on the mail route during David Duffy's ab sence. A daughter (Martha Shirley) was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Peters at St. Mary's hospital, in Waterbury. ' Don't fail to attend the play "Next Door" to be presented at the Amenia Opera House, Friday even ing, September 3d, for the benefit of the Smithfield Community Library. A small number of Republicans of Sharon consisting of prospective office holders and those ambitious to serve the town in the legislature met together Friday evening and formed a club to represent the party in the coming important presidential elec tion. After making rules and regu lations and electing themselves to all the best offices and committees they adjourned. It is a question that is being dis cussed by some whether these self appointed aspiring politicians fairly represent the party and whether it would not have been more in ac cordance with harmony and fair play if a more general notice of the meeting had been given. FAIR PLAY. ft 1 . '