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Origin of This Sublime Salute to
the Stars and Stripes.
The Tribut® Oup Sehool Children Pay
to Old Glory Was Written by a Kan
Ma Boy Who Was Inspired by the
Patriotism of a Kansas Woman.
",' I pledge allegiance to my flag
And to the republic for which It
One nation Indivisible,
With liberty and Justice for all.
Half a hundred boys and girls, eyes
glistening and voices thrilling, chant
the flag pledge In unison, and at the
close half a hundred right arms are
thrust forward and upward, the better
to wat« half a hundred little American
That Is the scene presented to the
visitor In any public schoolroom in
America on Washington's birthday or
flag day or any other occasion of a pa
triotic program.
Apaerica owes its flag pledge to Kan
sas.' It waa written by a Kansas boy
and inspired by a Kansas woman.
Here is the story:
A little more than twenty years ago
Mrs. Lillian A. Hendricks of Cherry
vale, Kan., was an untiring worker lu
the Women's Relief corps, an auxiliary
of the G. A. It., and held the office of
patriotic Instructor In the Cherryvale
organization. The mother of two boys.
she1 wanted them to grow up with the
spirit of her ancestry, which led back
to John Cary of Revolutionary war
fanie, and she entered- upon her duties
as patriotic Instructor with enthusiasm.
Shrf followed the custom of her offlciul
predecessors in visiting the schools
and- talking to the pupils about the
gfories of the country ahd its tradi
tions. But she went farther. She in
duced the principal of the high school
to «et aside a recitation hour, during
which the sixteen members of the class
of 1896 wrote their Ideas of their debt
to their country and their duty to its
One member of the class was Frank
E. Bellamy. His tribute impressed Mrs.
Hendricks so much, when it was gath
ered up with the others and sent to her
for inspection, that she preserved It.
With 1898 came the
can-war, and one of the first to volun
teer his services to the country was
Frank Bellamy, then twenty-one years
old. He joined the Twentieth Kansas
Infantry as a member of the regimental
band and went to the Philippines,
where he remained until the Kansas
fighting force returned to the United
State* and was mustered out.
Vat In the meantime, in 1S99, with
tb4t fervor of patriotism which the war
wltii Spain aroused, came the decision
of a conference of representatives of
the patriotic organizations of the coun
try that a pledge otf allegiance was nec
essary to inculcate a love of country
In the generations to come. Through
out the states the submission of suit
able sentiments was invited, and the
W. R. C., through its state departments
and they through local corps like the
at Cherryvale, took it up. Mrs.
Hendricks, whose love of the Stars and
Stripes was something very much like
worship, thought at once of the pledge
of allegiance written by the high school
boy' who now was with Uncle Sam's
fighting men across the Pacific, and she
submitted it to the national committee
which was to make the selection. Out
of thousands upon thousands of manu
scripts which reached the committee
and 'were read and passed on, the pledge
of Frank Bellamy was choscn as the
one expressing in fewest words and
Btrongest phrases the loyalty of an
Aineirican to his flag and to the land of
his 'birth or adoption. So it came to
pass that the Kansas boy author of the
"flajf pledge" Is numbered with Francis
Scott Key, author of "The Star Span
Banner Joseph Rodman Drake,
author of "The American Flag Dr. S.
S. Smith, author of "America," and oth
ers frofti whose pens have come undying
expressions of fealty to our country.
prank Bellamy returned from the
Philippines shattered In health by his
stay in the tropics. It is an Interesting
fact that ho knew nothing of the adop
tion .of his pledge of allegiance by the
patriotic societies of America until Mrs.
Hendricks told him when ho arrived in
bis home town.
"We are proud of you, Frank," she
said "and the national W. R. C. hns
passed a resolution thanking you for
writing It."
TWfe boy flushed. "It didn't express
half "what I tried to write," he said.
Thk physicians who examined him on
his arrival home found that the white
plagne already had him In Its grip and
ordered him to the mountains. He went
to Colorado, and, since he could no long
»r follow music as a vocation, he'took
up art, for which ho also hud a talent,
and,'! his own mother having died, he
looked to Mrs. Hendricks for advice and
corresponded with her throughout his
refildenc* in the west
Mr. Bellamy never recovered hla
health, but his' last days were wade
easy'because of thg fact that through
Mrs.'Hendricks' efforts he obtained a
liberal pension as a Spanish-American
war'veteraii. lie died in Denver March
31,1915. His body was taken to Cher
ryvale and rests in Fairview cemetery
there, not far from the shaft which
marks the grave of Mrs. Hendricks.—
Kansas City Star.
HI patterns are sure to be followed
mote than good rules.—Locke.
Hiflh 8peed Aeroplanes.
An aviation expert, writing In a Brit
ish newspaper, dwells on the enormous
speed made by the latest flying models.
He says that it may be stated that
aeroplanes, capable of a speed of nearly
150 miles per hour in calm air are in
existence. It is likely, too, tbat cer
tain machines of heavy "loading"
(which is not the same thing as great
total weight) and small head resistance
in a steep dive attain a speed of 250
miles per hour. Certain dangers are
encountered by very high speed ma
chines. The dangers were anticipated
years ago, and to some extent, at any
rate, they are provided for in building.
These fast craft have their own degree
-and problems of instability, and they
afe no whit easier to fly or safer than
slow craft. A diving speed of some
thing more than 200 miles per hour
having been attained, it seems likely
that an entirely new phase is entered
upon, requiring very careful considera
Food and Intellect.
It used to be thought that fasting
purified the spirit and made the In
tellect clearer. The mind with wings
unclogged by the gross appetites of the
body was supposed to be more free
and nimble. The British Medical Jour
nal does not believe that the intellect
is strengthened by fasting, though un
doubtedly it may be clouded by over
eating. On the other hand, fasting
has often ill effects on the temper,
which undo whatever spiritual good it
may do in other ways. And as re
gards the intellect, it Is a truism that
the brain must be fed like any other
part of the body. The quantity of
food required to keep one In sound con
dition varies so largely that it is im
possible to lay down more than a tenta
tive average standard. The quality is
a matter of Custom and environment.
Here, too, no right universal rule can
be ^nforqfed.
Nerves and Good Health.
Obviously "nerves" and sound good
health are not compatible. If you doubt
it take a dispassionate look at some of
your friends who are intensely emo
tional or who are.classified as temper
amental. They may not bo Invalids or
even seml-lnvalids, but they are cer
tainly not "pictures of health." Giving
way to fear, anxiety, temper, depres
sion, temperament, this is the surest
way of inviting Indigestion, constipa
tion, finally autointoxication. And the
result on the apjJearance? Lusterless
eyes, sallow or blotchy skin, lifeless
hair, lack of "spring" in the carriage—
these are but a few of the things that
must Inevitably come to the highly
strung who let go.
Aside from its being absolutely de
structive to beauty, nervousness, if not
treated, may develop into something a
great deal more serious.—Exchange.
Sparkling Eyes.
If you should watch very closely the
eyes of a merry person when you see
them sparkle you would probably no
tice that the eyelids move up and down
more often under such conditions than
ordinarily, and if you know what mov
ing the eyelids up and down in front
of the pupil of the eye does you will
have your answer, says the Book of
Every time the eyelid comes down it
releases a little tear, which spreads
over the eyeball and washes it clean
and bright. It does this every time the
eyelid comes down. Now, there is
something about being merry which has
the effect of making the eyelids dance
up and down, and thus every time the
lid comes down, the ball of the eye is
washed clean and bright and gives It
the appearance of syiarkling, as we say.
Clothe your boy in the
He Laughs Best
WHo Laughs Last
Dan Eversham entered a railway sta
tlon, bought his ticket nnd, satchel in,
hand, climl)ed (he steps of a parlor car.
His seat was next to a very pretty girl.
Outside on the platform was a party
of youngsters who had been seelngioff
a newly married couple. Passing'by
Dan Eversliam's window, where bc«sat
near' the pretty girl, one of the- party
threw a handful of rice against his
wlndowpane. Then all of them wavjed
goodbys and laughingly passed on.,
This bit of fun did not trouble Dan
much but, seeing the pretty girl beside
him blush a deep red, he felt sorrjjfor
"I suppose," he said to her, ""that
those persons think that they/perpe
trated a very good Joke."
"It was horrid of them."
Tills was the beginning of aj conver
sation that lasted till long after the
train stnrted. Meanwhile those in the
car who had seen the rice throwing
did not doubt that they had :a bride
and groom aboard. Dan waai got up
with sufllcieut resplendence) for a
groom, and the neat travellng^dress of
the girl was appropriate for a bride.
Then, too, Dan was altogether too po
lite and attentive to have been long
married, and since they were traveling
together they were not supposed to lie
bachelor and spinster.
In the seat opposite the girl sat a
woman from New England. There is
nothing more interesting to a woman
than a bride, and this person was a
motherly creature who felt her heart
go out to the young thing who had
bnt just embarked in the sea of matri
mony, a sea that the Yankee had
found a troubled one. She entered into
conversation with the supposed bride.
".Nice day," was her entering wedge.
"Quite so," was the laconic reply.
"Going far?"
**I shall travel all day."
"lou must be tired?"
"Why do you think so?"
"Oh, there's a lot to be done in prep
aration for a weddin'."
The girl saw at once that the party
who had thrown the rice had given a
wrong impression. But instead of cor
recting It, Which would be embarrass
ing, she looked, down at an open novel
In her lap and said nothing. The wo
man was not to be put off.
"You're the image of a girl I knew
In Salem. I wonder if you're any rela
tion to her. Your name ain't Twitch
ell, Is it?"
"No, it isn't TwitchelL"
"Or Saulsbury?"
"No," and to shut off further Inquiry
the girl told her her name was Effle
"I guess It's got somep'n else to It
"Somethings else! What else can It
"Wall, I guess it don't need nothln'
else, but our laws, made for men, force
us women to give up our own names
and take on a man's—that is, when
we tie ourselves up to one of 'em. If
I was you I wouldn't do it. You've
got a nice name, and I wouldn't take
on any more. What's your married
"I'm not married."
The woman looked at her surprised,
then said in a low voice:
"I know that brides the first day of
married life don't like to own up to it
Tlier think nobody pppta 'em fur bein'
Clothe* lor boy*.
jfsS married. But,"laws, any one would
|Aow tbdt you two was Jl&t married."
Dan, who htard this dialogue, was
trying to keep from laughing and was
now obliged to swing his chair to face
the window, presenting his bnck to the
inquirer. ThC' supposed brhle, seeing
a number of persons who sat near her
enjoying bfer discomfort, blushed to the
roots of her hair aud said sternly to
her tormentor
"Madam, you-have made a mistake.
The gentleman is a." stranger to me. I
never saw him before he took his chair
In this car."
"Oh, land!" exclaimed tha Yankee,
throwing up her hdnds. "I've known
lots o' iyhi' done by- brides to hide that
they are brides, but 1 never heard any
thing like thBtf
The girl turned to Dan as much as
to say, "Help meotit of this."
"I regret," he said gallantly, "to con
firm the young lady's statement."
A dozen persons sitting near laughed
Dan lost his equanimity, making
matters worse. "I'll bet any one here,"
he said, "that I'm a single man and
that I' never saw this young lady be
fore today."
He dfew forth a fnt pocUetbook and
began to count out ten dollar bills.
Not a person Interested but thought ho
was a bridegroom determined to stave
off being recognized as such. They
laughed all the. louder. It was very
amusing. Dan looked at the girl, and
the girl looked at Dan. He tipped the
wink and said to the others:
"1 suppose we'll have to own up.
Now for a wedding present."
Taking off his hat, ho passed through
the car receiving contributions.
this time so many persons had become
interested in what was going on that a
goodly sum was collected, which Dan
poured into the girl's lap.
"If you don't want it," he said, "give
It to charity."
"I'll' give it to charity," was the
sharp reply.
A few minutes later Dan's station
was called, and, saying goodby to his
bride, he got out of the car, leaving her
to pursue her journey alone.
Then the contributors laughed again,
but a different laugh from before.
Caught In His Trap.
"I am in an embarrassing situation,"
declared Judge Flubdub, former mem
ber of congress.
"How is that, judge?"
"Here I am called upon to try tc
make sense out of a law that I framed
myself."^Louisville Courier- Journal.
Musical Note.
Mrs. Jones—DOGS my flnughter'E
piano practicing annoy yonr husband?
Neighbor—Oh, not' at all Jack can't
tell one note from another.—Life.
The employee who lias a horror of
working overtime, will never own th«
Artesian Wells.
For over 1,000 years the Chinese have
obtained water through means of arte
sian wells. One of the most famous
wells In existence Is that at Grenelle
on the outskirts of Paris, where the
water Is brought from a depth of 1,708
feet. A well In Pesth was sunk to the
ftepth of 3,100 feet In the seventies.
If thou wouldst find much favor and
peace with God aad man be very low
in thine own eyes. Forgive thyself lit
tie and others much. Archbishop
There Is nothing truly valuable
which can be purchased without pains
and labor.—Joseph Addison.
ANew Suit After
Pleat'back suit to go to school in after
Summer vacation is what your boy will re/
quire. It 'will make things a whole lot eass
ier for you if he wears one of these XTRAGOOD
wearsresisting, guaranteed suits.
They wear longer bccause they are much better made
than ordinary boys' clothing. Every strain'point is extra
reinforced. The trousers are full lined with a high quality
twill lining.
The better making results in giving the garments a
more stylish, high'qqality appearance. And because of
these things they do no require so much patching and sew/
ing'up after the rough' wear of the boys.
There are many styles in the newest pinch back
models to choosc from. Some ,in the popular patch pocket
stylet some with stitched'on or three-piccc belts. Chevoits,
Cassimeres, serges and tweeds'"all wool. In plain and
mixed goods in all the best shades. Ages 6 to 18.
$5.50-$6.50-up to $10:00
Buy Him an EXTRAGOOD Suit
The Store of Quality.
Gnam-Lamberty Clothing Co.
The Worm Turned.
"Do you shave yourself all the time?"
asked the barber.
"No. I'stop occasionally for meals,"
said Jimplan savagely.
It Is easy enough to bo pleasant
With things line as silk more or lew,
But the wife worth while
Is the wife with a smile
When hubby can't buy that new dress.
—Kansas City Journal.
Compulsion Courtod.
Mr. reck—Would you mind compel
ling me to move on, officer? I've been
waiting on this corner three houra for
my wife!—Puck.
"For $2 I will foretell your future."
"Are you a genuine sootlisuyer?"
"I am."
"Then you ought' to know that I
haven't got $2."—Pittsburgh DIspat'Jh.
Humorists Corner
Clothide—Oh, Claude, are you going
to marry me for myself alone?
Claude—You can bet, and I want you
to impress that fact on the rest of your
family.—Pittsburgh Press.
Busted Romance.
She—Tom, dear, I have ut last dis
covered that I love you.
He—Ah, you have heard, then, that
my uncle has left me $5,000.
She—Sir, after that remark we must
part forever—I heard it was §30,000.—
The manicurist snips my nails
Which makes me think of thi3—
She's pleasant, yet sho might be called
A snippy little misa.
—New York World.
She Explains.
"It is impossible, Ferdy. I can't
marry you."
"Then why did you let me make love
to you?"
"Out of pure kindness of heart. I
thought you needed practice badly."—
Louisville Courier-Journal.
and Sale of
Fashion Dictates "Wool Dresses" as
the Correct Dress for Fall and Winter
V7e now have a liberal showing of these pretty dresses in serges, pin
head poplin, wool crepe, etc., in all the new colorings such as taupe,
balsam green, beet root, brown, grey, navy and black. Styles that pre
vail are mostly straight line effects with belts, big collars, pleated and:
plain skirts. We suggest early buying while assortments are large.
Women's and Misses' Sizes*
$9.75 to $25
New Sweater Coats for Women*
Misses and Children are Here
Our stock was never more complete with all the new things in sweater
coats. We are showing the popular Shetland wool and silk fibre coats
as well as the heavier weaves. All the season's most popular col6rings
3uch as old rose, nile green, Kelley green, Copenhagen blue, corn, etc.,
Styles are shown with large collars and cuffs qf white angora. Prices
are very reasonable, considering the price of wool. We quote a few.
Children's Sweaters $1.98 to $ 2.50
Misses' Sweaters-- $2.50 to $ 7.50
Women's Sweaters $3.50 to $12.50
Every Express Brings Us New Suits, Coats, Skirts and Waists
A Jady'e hana a man doth cccceeo.
His flgry hoa'rt doth bla,aafc»a*- £V ,.
He crouches-near her on his neaeMM1' j-'yv-
And poureth forth his praa*aaa*.
He wooes her with a eeemln® eeeeeeee
And looks Into her 1111111..
Says she: "Go'way, you little' ttttttt. •%,.
You can't fool me. I'm yyyyyyy."
—Puck. -r
"Do you ever prescribe by telephon»,»
doctor?" asked the female.
"No, I couldn't see your tonft»
telephone, you know."
"But I could give you a sample •f it."
—Yonkers Statesman.
Quit* So.
"The preacher eavs
We're made of dust,**
Said little Tommy Blake.-.
"I've eaten too much dinner—
Gee whiss, but duet: can ache!'*
—Scribner'e Magttlne.
Why Tommy
Teacher^Tofnmy, what' made" yoit
misa school yesterday?
Tommyv-I Mdfi't hare^any shoes.* 1
Teacher—Why not?
Tommy—y/ell, L. table them, to the'
shoemaker*ito be beelM, and'he soled
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