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Two 8ectlon«. /5$V One—Paget 1 to «. VOL. 53 ISO HEN ARE 1 Men at Camp Dodge Given Furlough* in Order That Tey May Assist With the Farm Work. GROWING CROPS IS IMPORTANT Men Required for Special Service— Signal Corp* Requires the Genius Who Can Manipulate Key*. DIVISION HEADQUARTERS, Camp Dodge, May 14—Furloughs have been granted to lt0 men that they may work on farms during the rush of the planting season. These men have gone on farmls in Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa, and were given this respite from military duty upon the recommendation of the local boards in the states represented at the camp. It was shown the war department that the mjatter of growing crops is the most important duty in America and the request was mlade that furloughs be granted men who are verse'd in farm operations. No releases are to be given to men whose absence from camp would cripple military efficiency The fact that only 150 mftn have been given furloughs out of the thousands who are at the $amp, indicates that the farm labor problem is not as ur gent as has been represented. The various activities at the cairfp require men of particular fitness for special service. The signal corps re quires the genius who can manipu late telegraph keys or understands wireless conifmunication it may be that special skill in telephone con structlon is required. Signalling is an important phase of the work. Homing pigeons must be trained for service. Sky rockets and various explosives that give out different colored lights all have a part. The whole system of giving and receiving signals and inter preting instantly their meaning calls for minds that are trained in precision, quick as a flash to comprehend and with lightning speed to execute. There is no tim/e to deliberate. Action is the keynote of efficiency. For these reasons the signal service is one of the most interesting and fascinating branches of the army. A notable group of men are in charge of this work at Camp Dodge. Men are in this branch of the service who. have been drawing salaries ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 a year from great corpora tion^. They arc experts in various a edge* with a large element of practical application places these men in the most trying positions on the battle front. Through this department all orders are given the men in. trenches and the construction of lines and the establishment of bases and signal posts all call for high class action. Every detail of this interesting depart nvent is being perfected at Camp Dodge. Only picked men are on duty. No other nation In the world can show such talent as that which will afford the equipment and carry forward the installation right into the very faces of the enemy. Yankee skill and in genuity will open the eyes of the Hun when once the big battle really opens. A Chance for Bakers. Lieut. Jack Fogarty, in charge of Bakery company 342, Camp Dodge, wants -70 taien right away. They must be non-registered men who are willing to enter the service immediately. The bread baking unit at Camp Dodge is a marvel of plan and execution. Cleanliness is the very first requisite ann'y baking and cooking. The kitchen's equipment and ingredients are scrupulously clean. They would put most housewives to shame. The men in the unit, though few of them ever saw the inside of a bakery before enlisting last July, take intense inter est and pride in their work and have achieved su?h a record that Bakery Unit- No. 331! is officially recognized as the best bakery unit in the national army service. acy bake under every condition, in doors and in the open, that they may ready for service "over there." It was here that trench bread was first utilized and it has been tested and und to be the very thing needed and it is now being prepared at all of the cantonments. Trench bread is baked in twelve pound loaves, with a tough crust, which retains moisture within the bread and prevents mould, so that the bread will keep six months in as good condition as: on the day after baking. Causes of Pneumonia Discussed. At the state meeting of the medical association in Fort Dodge were given details of the pneumonia epidemic at Camp Dodge. The disease, whose cause has not been determined, was similar to that at FOrt Riley, but the death rate at Cam,p Dodge, while very high, was not as great as that at Camp Pike, Fort Riley and Camp Bowie, Major Joseph L. Miller,. M. O. R. C., Chicago, tokl the convention. Every known precaution was taken, Major Miller said, to prevent spread of the disease. There was no neglect at the camps, he referred to, he add ed: there was one nurse for every seven patients and there were no com plaints from soldiers or their parents. Want to Learn English. Soldiers at Camp Dodge who are of foreign birth and who cannot speak English fluently are to be given spe cial Instruction in reading, writing and speaking the language. More than 200 special classes will be forirfed by the army V. M. C. A. The strange feature of this condi tion rests in the fact that many of the men who cannot speak or read Eng lish were born right here in America, but were educated In parochial schools using a foreign tongue. There are "French, Norwegian, Poles, Russians and Germans in the motley throng. One German who is very anxious to learn the English language says that he was educated at a church school in Minnesota, the preacher being the teacher, and he was taught amiong oth er things that the use'.of the English language was degrading and that God would not answer prayers delivered in that language. Camp Dodge has become virtually a university. Men are so anxious for lessons in typewriting, French, Eng lish, even animal husbandry, that the facilities of the army Y. M. C. A. edu cational department are being taxed to the limiit. More than 5,800 enlisted men and officers are now enrolled in the Y. M. C. A. educational classes, according to a report issued recently by A. C. Trowbridge, educational sec retary. Company clerks and others in army clerical work are taking type writing lessons. To meet the educa tional demands. Secretary Trowbridge has had to increase his staff and is hoping to acquire a number of paid teachers. At present eight profession al teachers are employed and others are selected fromi among the enlisted men and officers. Twelve hundred men from the ranks of the military police, the remjount station and the ammuni tion and sanitary trains are attending classes in animal husbandry being conducted by the Y. M. C. A. These, men are much interested in the prop er care of their horses. Pro-German Suspect Under Arrest. Sergt. Maj. Frank B. Davis was ar rested last week at Carnip Dojlge. He was formerly with the intelligence of 11 ce of the 40th division, at Canvp Kearney, near San Diego, Cali. It seems that he enlisted under an as sumed name, the motive for the change in name was investigated and intelli gence officers believe he has been en gaged in pro-German activities. He was transferred to this canup where his movements were closely watched. Investigation is being had and he may be able to show tnat his assumed name was for other purposes. A- further charge of attempted desertion ha9 been brought. Prices Must Be Right. The war department does not pro pose that soldiers shall be over charged for any goods they may see fit to purchase. In the line of service there are some things they must buy for themselves. In order that there shall be no excessively high prices charged the department has commis sioned J. M. Bowie to act as adjustor of prices both at Camp Dodge and Fort Des Moines. Any complaints as to over charges will be reported to him for investigation. Care of Pigeons lmportant. Major Clyde L. Eastman, division signal officer at Camp Dodge, has Is sued a statement that he will prose cute anyone' *caiigbt tampering with his carrier pigeons. (Continued on page four) SEVENTEEN YOUNG MEN DEPART Appropriate Exercises Carried Out When Seventeen Young Soldiers Leave for Jefferson Barracks. B. PITT. OF LOGAN, SPEAKER Inspiring Address Delivered, Denison Band Plays and Glee Club From School Sing Patriotic Songs. 581 Jamles A. Ellis, Deloit. 582 Eiuil Bohnker, Denison. 584 Asa B. Staley, Charter Oak. 580 John T. Kinney, Vail. 587 Willfe C. Sinow. Aspinwall. 595 Herman Goettsch, West Side. 590 John C. Tank, Schleswig, 598 C. A. Schroeder, Wonewec. Wis. 618 Joseph Bruner, Dayton, O. (124 Harry Strathman, Denison. (£8 Emil F. Reinfeldt, Manilla. 629 Peter A. Sienn, Aspinwall. (illI Bryant Cooper, Manilla. 642 Earl Hickey, Manilla. 6-14 Virtus E. Evers, West Side. 665 Dan Walsh, Chicago. 677 James J. lliggins, Vail. Seventeen stalwart Crawford county ycung men left Denison Monday after noon at 3:13 o'clock over the North western for Jefferson Barracks, Mo., where they will receive their training before going to France to help win the war for democracy. The young men reported to the local board at their rooms in the court house at 9 o'clock in the forenoon and Earl Hickey was named by the board as officer in charge of the contingent, and was entrusted with the roll and other papers to be turned over to the com manding officer at Jefferson barracks upon arrival there. After having re ceived their instructions from the board the men were given their liber ty until 2 o'clock. I As is its custom the Denison Com mercial club had arranged appropriate exercises in honor of the young n»en, which were held in the court house square. The Denison band in uniform furnished several patriotic airs and Clement J. Welch called the meeting to order. Following a selection by the high school, glee club the chairman in troduced M. B. Pitt, republican candi date for state senator from this dis trict, as the speaker of the day. Mr. Pitt in opening stated that it was in deed an honor for him to speak in. Denison on this occasion. Since the outbreak of this war we in Harrison county have been hearing of the great things accomplished by the citizens of Crawford county. In the Liberty loans. Red Cross, Y. M. C. A. and K. C. the people of Crawford county have carried their banner "Over the top." The speaker expressed himself as most gratified with the young mien of Ger man blood who are backing Uncle Sam in this great war for the freedom of all n&nkind. He paid glowing tribute to (Continued on Page Five.) DEDICATED A SERVICE FLAG Patriotic Program Given at Masonic Hall Friday Evening When Ser vice Flag Was Dedicated. REV. DORIEAN THE SPEAKER Speaker in Paris When War Was De clared and Gave Very Graphic Description of Scenes A very appropriate patriotic pro gram was given at the Masonic hall Friday evening, when tjie Masonic or der dedicated their service flag. The hall was well filled with members of the Masonic order and Eastern Star, together with the'ir fiends and every one present was greatly impressed and inspired by the various patriotic selec tions and especially by the rousing ad dress delivered by Rev. Doriean, of Akron, Iowa. The program was appropriately op ened by the singing of Aniierica, the accompaniment being beautifully played on the harp by J. V. Barborka, who also rendered several other selec tions throughout the evening, which brought forth the usual appreciative applause, W. E. Terry then spoke briefly as to the nature of the eve ning's program and called on J. B. Lyon who in a very able manner, pre sented the beautiful silk service flag and dedicated it in behalf of the seven Masonic brothers represented by the seven stars, namely: Ed Lehman and John Boll, of Schleswig, now at Camp Dodge, Charles Seeniian, also at Camp Dodge. Russell Lyon, at Ft. Leaven worth, Kansas, Morris Wilkinson, en route, Hugo Saggau, Camp Dodge and Marshall Jones, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Mr. Lyons paid high tribute to the boys who were giving their all to, their country and closed his talk with clever original poem, entitled, "Save and Win." A quintette composed of Mrs. C. L. Voss, Miss Myrtle McAhren, Mr. and Mrs. Sibbert and C. E. Humphrey •endered a beautiful selection in which Mrs. Sibbert took the solo part, aiter hich Mrs. J. H. Romans gave a very enthusiastic address in behalf of the ladies of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Ro mans spoke of the part the women are taking in every worthy enterprise and how ready they are to do their part at this serious time. Her talk was greatly enjoyed. After another selec tion on the harp, Rev, Doriean, the speaker of the evening was Introduced and delivered one of the strongest pa triotic addresses ever given in Deni son. Rev. Doriean is a young man of pleasing appearance and he had the .•rapt attention of his audience from the very 'start. He has travelled ex tensively, having been around the world several times, and his address as made nuore interesting by his ac counts of his travels and experiences. Rev. Doriean was in Paris on the night of Aug. 4, 1914 when war was declared and his description of the vast throngs in that city. that night watching the huge clock and waiting for the midnight hour to see whether not England would enter the war, thrilled his hearers and brought them to a greater realization of the serious ness of this great conflict. He made wonderful plea for the Red Cross and the many other worthy organiza tions for war work, and urged that everyone contribute to theso funds to their last dollar if need be. and do their utmost instead of "doing their bit." He also spoke, of the great sacri fice the young m'en of the country are mjaking in this great crisis, and that should not refuse to do what we are demanding that they should do, and that all that some of us could do was to give our money and observe he wheatless and meatl6s» orders^ and how small a sacrifice that was in comparison to what the boys are do ing. Rev. Doriean is in great demand a patriotic speaker and has made a wonderful record lor Red Cross work, THE PAPER YOU TAKE HOME DENISON, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1918. Meeting of the Executive Committee of Deloit Red Cross Chapter is Called for Thursday P. M. ELECTION OF NEW OFFICERS Society Anxious to Make Four Consec utive "A" Shipments and Be Placed on Honor Roll. A meeting of the executive commit tee of the Deloit Red Cros will be held in their rooms in the Ricknfan house Thursday faftfernoon at 2:30, for the purpose of electing new ofii cers. This is very necessary as the ranks must be kept filled in order to carry on the work efficiently. This is your Red Cross society and you should take a personal special interest there in. So please make the mieeting a good one by your presence. No or ganization can be run without com petent officers. Instructions from the knitting de partment say, "Vetfy much of the life and texture of yarn is destroyed by winding it too tight on the balls, and by drawing it too tight in the hands while knitting. Some knitters twist the stitch in transferring from one needle to another^ and this also produces a hard, wiry sock. The same result is produced by pressing with an overheated iron. The dura bility of the soclc is injured, and not only that, but the flexible and soft texture is destroyed by these mistakes." Will knitters please bear these points in mind, in competing for the cash prizes offered this month in the "Perfect Sock Contest" Each person who does laundry work, repairing, sewing, etc, outside, gets credit for service just the same as though that service was performed in the work room. Credits for knitting have been determined, eighteen hours are allowed for each paiif of isocks, knitted, since AprP. eighth, nine hours for each pair of feet where the tops have been made previously, and the actual-time spent in repairs while twenty-five hours are allowed for making a sweater. It has been the intention-to calculate the time that would be required by the average knitter and use that as a basis in all output of the chapter. The decoration for seventy-two hours service consists of a Red Cross sewed on the front of the cap. One hun dred twenty-eight hours service en titles one to a bar. The decorations will be highly regarded not only by those who have earned them, but by those who are looking forward to these mile posts of accomplishment. They will add to the dignity of the work, when one finds the faithful ones generally wearing the insignia of service. Shipment of goods from the chap ter are graded A, B, and C, like a child receives gradings on work in school. f'Just as good." work will not be' accepted in Class A. We are desirous to make four consecutive A shipments for that, will place us on the honor roll and permit us to ship with the green tag directly across the ocean. Every woman, who re tards the work by insisting that de tails are not necessary prevents the accomplishment of this desired end. (Continued! on Page Five.). DENISON REVIEW GERMAN THRUST TOWARD ARRAS CHECKED BY BRITISH The Germans nimle a determined effort to capture Anns, which is nn iiuimi'iuiit point in the British lines, but were :hecked some miles sliort of the city. This hotograph shows British troops assembling la the city square of Arras. having raised approximately one mil lion and a half dollars for this purpose. At the close of this inspiring address the "Star Spangled Banner" was sung in unison. Sgt. Ed Lehman, of Camp Dodge, one ot the boys represented by the service flag, was an honored guest on this occasion, and quite a nunvber of Masons and Eastern Star members from'nearby towns were also present. he local order presented each one present with a pretty silk flag, as a souvenir of the occasion. DELOIT RED Mm PLAYING GAME INTELLIGENTLY Men Realizing That Each Individual Unit of the Army Should Be As Strong As Possible. STORY OF DISGRACED OFFICER Discharged From Service for Drunk enness, Man With Wife at Home Hesitates to Return. (Mr. Evans is connected with the work of establishing "Y" huts for the of^AjdxerJgan qtttcers., ..JTbis gijes him an excellent opportunity to give our readers accurate and reliable in formation on the vital events transpir ing in France.—Editor.) (By IFarry C. Evans.) SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE, April 15, 1918—Into our officers' club today, direct iron! the front line trench, came five as fine lads as America has sent to France—Lieutenants Reasor, Can field, Shott, Parsons and Rowman. They were seeking a bath and beds and sorely were they in need of both. They are already veterans of the war, as evidenced by the service badge on the left sleeve of their coats. They have been six months in the service in France. So splendidty have these chaps deported themselves, so closely have they applied themselves to the study of military tactics, so gallantly did they conrtm&nd their men in the front line trench, that they have been selected by the general staff at army headquarters to return home1 for a short season to confer with, advise and instruct officers and men who have not yet left America. Before getting (into the thrilling stories these young chaps brought us from the immediate front, let me con trast their return home with the re turn of another small group of offi cers who go by the same boat—this for the benefit of the officers and men who have not yet left America. Playing Game Intelligently. These five lieutenants are but a fraction of a large number who re turn home on the same mission. They are from the common walks of life, not gifted above other men, unless it be the gift of gripping and holding themselves in the line of duty and against destructural appetites and pas sions. They have simply played the game intelligently. They recognized the fact that each individual unit of the armly should be strong—and they becam|e stfong. They did not lose their individuality or their, strength in the association with thousands of comrades. There's the mistake so many soldiers make. They think the only thing that counts is the crowd, the thousands that the individual is nothing. A strapping, well set up pri vate was arraigned before his com mianding officer charged with being drunk. The captain addressed him!: "Private Jones, this is the second time. Sorry, very sorry. In all other ways you are doing well. Why is it? What's the trouble Perhaps you haven't found out how much liquor you can hold, or whether you can hold any and be a good soldier. That's it." The private nodded assent. n'ell, find out. It's one of thff •irst things a young man ought to learn. Want to go to the front, don't you?" "Yes, sir, certainly." "Well, we all want to go, but we can't, go till every man is efficient. you want to be the man who kept he rest of us from! going ".No, sir, I sure do not." "All right, then. Whenever! you want to drink just say to yourself, 'If I do I'll keep the regimtent back.' Individual Counts. That lad learned that the individ ual counts. In a day or two, as soon as the ship yonder in the, harbor is unloaded, our Ave lieutenants who have made good, will sail for home, and no one doubts that soon they will be wearing on their shoulders the double bars of a captain, which will be replaced later by the gold leaf of a major or the eagle of a colonel. And with them go. another small group of men from whose shoulders the offi cers' badges have been removed. Most of them have been dishonorably dis charged from the army for "conduct unbecoming an officer one for inef ficiency. As I write at midnight in the still ness of our camp these two groups of men have retired to their rooms— the one group to dream of a joyful dawn with a glorious day the other to dread the new day as if it were the crack of doom. It's the old, old story of the two ways wherein men walk. As I write I can hear the tramp, tramjp of one of the men of the second group as the paces the floor —the roomi just overhead. For three nights it has been so. It is like the agony of a lost soul, for over yonder in one of the far western states a wife and children await his vcoming. He was a physician with a lucratice prac tice and the confidence and respect of his community. A few months ago he offered his services to the govern •mfent and was conitnissioned a captain in the medical corps. Landing in France, he—well, it's the old story of 'drunkenness and prostitution. He was court, lriartialed and discharged and ordered home. Story of Disgraced Officer. Yesterday he gave me a glimpse of the innermost recesses of his soul. Discredited, disgraced, friendless in a foreign land, he unburdened himself at the first suggestion of sympathy. He spoke of his friends and neigh bors at home, of his wife and chil dren, and their belief in him. He told of the praise he received when he en listed, how his friends commended liia patriotism,, his sacrifice of busi ness and the comforts of home and loved ones, and referred to a farewell dinner given in his honor. "And now," he suddenly exclaimed, "to go home in civilian's clothes, strip ped of my uniform, discharged, dis graced—don't you see I cannot go home I cannot face it." "Verily," I thought, "the wages of sin IS death! His veiled threat of suicide startled me. I suddenly bad a little better understanding as to why the Y. M. C. A. has called so miany men to France. I give this tragical story in the hope that it may serve as a warning to those who are coming. Let it be 'cnown that military laws are being mercilessly enforced here, particular among the officers. A debauchee cannot comm-and enlisted men, or the insignia ot an officer. TNe'Sft week Mr. Evans pr&zitm&'it iry of trench raidd and defensive actions made by Iowa and middle west trcops. Watch for it.) FLIES OVER TEE GERMAN LINES Paul Boylan Says He Knows What It Feels Like to Be Shot at When in An Airship. WAS UP ABOVE A SNOW STORM Machine Jumps Like a Boat Hitting a Wave When Shot at—Spends Sunday in Paris. Escadrille. A. S L. M., 71—Sector' 51, April 19. Dearest Folks: Well I suppose you think I have for gotten all about writing, but I really haven't. I am with the French army now for a short while and was travel ing all the week end. The only way I can keep track of time over here is by writing to you on Sundays. Well, at. last I feel like 1 was really doing something. Was up over the German lines today and know what it feels like tg be shot at by an anti air craft gun. They don't come within a nilile of you. Sometimes it makes your machine jump like a boat hitting a big wave. The work is very interest ing. If I can get a picture of myself about to start up some time I will try and send it home, but I don't knowjf it will pass the censor or not. I had the funniest experience today. We were up in the air and looking around (as usual for the Huns) and below me 1 saw a big snow storm, but it was not touching me in the least. Oh, before I forget it, 1 have been moving around so much that I haven't had a letter now for six weeks. I want you.to address my mail the same as usual only address in care of Amer ican Express company, 11 Rue Scribe, Paris Mall Dept. Then it will only have to be forwarded to me once. Now it must go to one or two places. You see I am real anxious for my letters. I called up the regiment but they have been forwarding it. 1 was in Paris Sunday and it was all closed up, but certainly is a line city. The big gun was firing all day long and killed a few people. It is wonder ful though how the people stay there. Even the villages behind the front, the people do not all leave. The French sure are funny people. They can't see why we don't drink wine, and they were horrified when we ate jam be fore tiirte for desert. Then they al ways have a course of cheese. They only serve one thing at a time, soup, then vegetable (radish!, then meat, potatoes, then salad, then cofTee, jam, cheese. Of course they have wine all through the meal. Let me give you nHy program since being with the French army. At eight In the morning the orderly brings you cocoa and toast (in bed). If the weather is good we fly about 9. At 12 lunch, then more flying in the after noon or study mlaps and photos. At 5, (Continued Page Four.) Be Patriotic, Keep Your Garden Hoe Bright and Help Feed the Boys. i. No. 20 SCHOOLCHILDREN List of School District Whsrt War Savings Stamps Wei's Purchased —Very Important Work. NO SLACKER SCHOOL IN COUNfV Boys and Girls Are Encouraged ta Save by This Method—Other Re ports to be Made Latere ,• j?' The following is a list of the Wa* Savings stamps purchased by the school children of Crawford county: Soldier township: District 1, $6.50 district 5, $6.25 district 9, $72.75. Morgan township: District 1, $28.47 2, $2.50 4, $8.75 6, $76.80, R. C. 9 7, $1.25, R. C. 10 9, $1.00, R. C.,2. Stockholm: District 1, $4.12 Z, R- C. 9 3, R. C. 15 4, *1.40, R. C. 8 6, $2.00, R. C. 10 8, $4.13 9, 60c, R. C. 14. Otter Creek: District 3, $20.75 7, $32.25, R. C. 14 8, $2.00 9 $32,00, R. C. 1 10, $32.00. Jackson: District 2, $46.96, R. C. 33 4, $79.00 7, R. C. 2 9, $2.50. West Side: District 1, $20.00, R. C. 3 2, $5.25 8, $7.00, R. C. 3. Milford: District 1, $15.00 2, It. C. 5 4, $20.00 », R. C. 13. Goodrich: District 1, $11.32, R. C. 6 2, 75c 4, $21.00, R. C. 7 6, $«.89 7, $15.00 8, $12.50. Hanover: District 3, R. C. 8 6, $25. R. C. 9 7. $4.00 9, $8.50. Charter Oak: District 1, $136. 26, R, C. 17 3, $1.00 4, $1.00 5, R. 0. 16 9, $1.00, R. C. 18. Willow: District 2, $1.50 3, $42.25, R. C. 15 4, $3.00 5, $24.50 6, 122.50 8, $7.00. Paradise: District 1, $3.00 2, $28.00 4, $8.24, R. C. 7 5, $8.00, R. C. 5 6, $5.00 10, $14.14. De'nison: District 3, $62.10 4, $21.30. R. C. 15 5, $4.12 6, $10.00. East Boyer: District 2, $10.00 3, $93.78, R. C. 7 4, $3.25 5, $4.14, R. C. 1 6, $1.75 9, $8.30. Hayes: District 2, $4.15 4, $4.75, R. C. 2 6, $15.00 7, $48.00, R. C. 4 $1.25 9, $34.75, R. C. 2. Iowa: District 1, $33.10 3, $98.88 4, $50.75 6, $58.99 7, $15.62, R. C. 3 NSshnabotny: 'District 2, $11.75 8, $24.25, R. C. 1. Washington: District 1, $14.00, R. C. 5 2, $49.68 3, $6.50, R. C. 4 5, $8.30, R. C. 1 7, $140.00, R. O. 2 8, $20.00 9, $8.28 10, $18.00, R. C. 4. Boyer: District 2, $16.00, R, C. 3 4, $4.40 7, $76.00 9, 25c. Kiron: Pupils buying, 41 amount. iSJ.Sii R, C,. jjrnw' Manilla: Pupils b'uyinlf, li $1829.19 R. C." members, 250. Aspinwall: Pupils buying, 17, amount, $62.00. Schleswig: Pupils buying 33 amt., $319.42 R. C. mlembers, 83. Arion: Pupils buying 36 amt., $235.50. Denison. North Brick: Pupils buy* ing, 96 amt., $1110.25. Denison, West Brick: Pupils buy* ing, 66 amt., $340.65 R. C. members, 13. Denison, Central Building Pupilt buying, 360 amt., 18561.60. Dow City: Amount $1200.00. Charter Oak: Pupils buying, 135 amt., $469.28 R. C. members, 170. Deloit: Pupils buying, 30 amt.\ $79.50. Vail: Amount $349.25 R. C. men* bers, 54. Lutheran school, Charter Oalc: Pu» pils buying, 26 amt., $16.00. Sisters of Mercy, Manilla: Pupils buying, 34 amt., $159.56. Lutheran school, Denison: Pupils buying, 70 amt., $140.00. Catholic school, Charter Oak: Pu pils buying. 45 amt.', $32.64. Catholic school. Vail: Pupils buy ing, 56 ainrt., $87.00. Lutheran school, Soldier township: Organizing, R. C. members, 35. Sisters scliool, Denison: Pupils buy* ing, 30 aiut., 147.14 R. C. members* 15. The above reports were due In the office of the county superintendent May 4th. Many stamps have been sold and many schools are organizing for Red Cross work. This is a very important work that all schools can help do and there will be no slacker school in Crawford county. It has been the wish of the present county superintendent that some way of encouraging our boys and girls to save might be brought about. This is an opportunity that no father or mother should overlook. En courage our boys and girls to save and we need not worry so much about their future. Boys and girls should be given an opportunity to save and invest and in this way learn to exercise good judg ment in business matters. Other reports will be made at future dates so all may know what our schools are doing.—F. N. Olry, County Superintendent. It is hoped that the government dls* covers that we haven't sailors enough for the new ships before the soldiers get down on the docks ready to em* bark. It is an awful shock to the Gentians to And that the Americans, contrary to the sacred assurances of their kais er, have really several regiments of troops "over there." The farmer who won't plant a full acreage because he is not sure of mak ing money, is the same who will later be kicking very hard if the war is pro longed antl the taxes keep high. How the nice baseball weather makes the old time players think of the good old days on the village green, when they used to wallop the next towa in a terifflc battle by the scorQ of 64 to 58. What! '.'i* ». •ft i! fi. ..