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Connecticut western news. [volume] (Salisbury, Litchfield Co., Conn.) 1871-1970, September 02, 1920, Image 6

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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."
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
"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. .. ..... ,
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
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.
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
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
For front wheels
The U. S. Plain.
For best results
everywhere U . S.
Royal Cords.
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
fi n
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
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,
The idea that, the small car
owner doesn't need a good
tire is rapidly going the way
of all mistaken ideas.
U n it
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
now many
igou march the
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
The U. S. guarantee is for
the life of the tiref and not
for a limited mileage.
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
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
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
to Hartford last week, after spend
ing two week's vacation at his home
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.
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