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*C* <2* X : ?spm* j «fl « ! SH savings oivears Affable Strangers Got Savings of Seveiars Ï acquired "friends''* l.'"-? !!!' " hlt ° ,f « bts nt Riverside park wi newly ? r s a Hiv,n3 £«* the swindle to the po- * ' ' ' ?! , îlf < r he had taken a .„„„île, -'K li lie supposed contained Sir, (k iq intrusted to him hy his friends, to a vîn t «-h''* jt d, ' ,,osi,Ml «" a safety ault. When a clerk opened tin* hun f w-S f ' that U '•'•»tained only it \\j(j of newspaper. Jack told the police that he re turned from Warren, Pa., where he S employed In a steel mill for "kht months, and was carrying his anTuv-ë o SUiU, f se - At Washington most agreiabie aftw m he a n no,hor , fur '' 1 S"»«', who "struck up" withnd was any money. * C " p,esse<1 a ft 'w Questions to learn whetkk had Tin ft 0* Vv 6~±#'>,o<j0 sTyeh 1>&R1P ? the trio decided "to' vi sit ^ ver si de ^a rk.^' ^ an ° tln ' and ^lö.fiool'aml :i ft er 1 the v' 're n cb ^ COnfldet1 tn j!ick thatntained would permit him tVi *î? e, l * 10 pnrk h0 asko ' 1 his Intendedn if he and ° t o tnîoxëhe ,mH !' P ° f "r>- «" »he suitcase, agreed and drinkin- "non •• t / '' onin £ ri( iing on all the racers masters companionable nmn. ' ° Cd in broken K "fflish that he nett more after bidding ^nm'Yi™ ° n Y Y ri ' ,n rnod to the city and Jack oi)t.a room meet them aUn on v T Y ^ havinR an understanding ,1; would covered th„fY- * nda ; v * In the morning he opened his suittnd dis , ! „ l pu ff e and were gone, but was consoled -he saw mat tne paper bundle remained. Believed She Could Have More Fun as Boy 1 "There's no fun in the world for a «declared ___ . n '> ear-old Dorothy Scheidol at the jail here, where shs placed after posing as a boy in her brothe V fb like: to ßc soy r's army uniform and hikingt of the -'flu miles from Petoskepere her mother lives. * ; She had cut off mosher hair and was on her way to it to see her father, who was seyed from his wife more than a yeao. ! When she reached* h«he got a real haircut and went toward Flint. At Caledonia she out her secret and somebody tolri officers, They brought her back ■. "I'd like to be a boy.tp told re porters. "Boys can weaorn pants j pmtrirfffiks'ffiëaî? ,bom ' T ë Ut . a F,rl has to P ri "'p aniï po wëând * look j an exnerlenJÏ nï A Î ,-„ Gee ' \ had to she went on. as ^recounted ! ,, ' * aco , at Cadillac, where she worked part of a dav ie officers I 'was thnt d rfri 0,1 T the m 1 ?" 8 girl fr ° m Potosk °T' and they didnbeam that Just* hud 'to nui J *ë U ( h f^« ne throu Kh with the wlole thirf I hadn't it was „h nff U * son) ehody tn Caledonia. Then somebody iched, and n was nil off. mJH* THA TF SO J i ! < T. biS P ,ace ks Nil of drunken ladies," she continued, spoag of the jail And one of 'em had a box of matches and smoked cigaru* I don't VnH Y?* 8 , can Smoke or drink - The smell of the stuff ma me sick. Ana it (Jon t do em no good. It only hurts 'em. j "I get along fine with my dad, but I can't get along with mv.ther Mv mother can't make me mind, but dad can. He don't use a whin in Y does. I d like to go and live with him." Dorothy was sent back to Peto.skey. — Housemaid Proved Herself Terror in a Scrap" stubborn housemaid who refused to beired" gave was livni i ■ t nr b ° 5 e Y en nnd a husky apartment house janitbefore she To^VlT Satter,ee aPnrhnent a ' hour she battled with Policeman Pren dergnst and Harry Stillman, the jani tor. in the basement of the apartment house liefere Prendergast summoned three "cops" to help him. /, She rolled the "cop" around on the/^j floor, tore his hair, scratched his face nnd landed several man-sized punches /' jö with a stiff right arm. Just before Hi"— the patrol arrived, Prendergast PotAi/ Au>gL. her under control and started to lead y her to the wagon. The sight of the ssää: woëk nn .ù ' scratcbed ' an(1 struggled. It took ten minutes motif strenuous wagon the Part ° f the f0Ur " cops " be f°re she was finally loed Into the Stubborn to the last, she refused to give any name when shams "slated" oxTtl T ^ nnd placot ^ in a ceIb At tbe apartment iu.se it was xplalned that the woman came there three months ago as a rvant. Her employers had discharged her. r j I ( I arms of ÿther police- j , . bouseërvin 1 - tJ nnit0r Y'Y' 5 bpr ' be sn,d ' in tb e basement of fe apartment 1 ÎXÂÎ "* or<, '' red hcr to ,ea ' e ' bM -"«o Youthful Hero the Victim of Base lijratitude N TY* 1 fip,ltin P ^ 0ps ' n b °Y nn <! n policeman wei actors U a inLrS.fnI B nYt l ; ama , W ,iCh ended in Nngody. There wer* elf-sacrifice, ingratitude and heroism in it. Ralph Frotta, nine years old. scied the fence back of his home, 245 Est One Hun- j dred and Fiftieth stree and leaped | into the adjoining yard. He went to j the rescue of a black dq, with which he had often played, lie black dog was engaged in combatwith a large ' 9 red-haired dog. j Pu4 wken . Ra,pb t° separate the dogs both turned © him. The boy cried in vain for me«cy to the dog he had thought was his friend. Those who had been brought to their win* 0 dows hj the commotion turned away | r r rY £he _ SiRht : Yy o Y en , and Chi,drpn sprpa ™<l and men shouted. Policeman their work. They turned and made for the policeman.' But he <7dYotTudge Flannngan responded to the neighborhood hubbub. He entered the yard with ffis pistol in one hand and h.s club in the other. The two dogs vere finishing ' from his position by the gate. He fired a 'shot. The YuTlet^nVrYtedl^ ! brain of the black dog. Then, with the club, the policeman beat the red do until the animal cringed at his feet. r. t v r. *. , - ... , , Ralph Prottn died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. Probably more painful to the boy than the suffering he endured before his death was : the knowledge his playmate, whom he sought to help, turned on him and aided tn inflicting his mortal hurts. HOME-READING COURSE for CITIZEN - SOLDIERS Issued by the War Department and All Rights to Reprint Reserved MARCHING AND CARE OF FEET. 1 The lew soldier -eld mi under -tands how im portant it i: for him to fi am to march Hill ib-Volop his muscles -0 that he can •asily carry bis arms and equip a nient. 'Marching •Oll itutes lb ■ pr'tn cipal occupation < tf tl oops in «•ji in pai^n." (Infantry Dr 11 Regul itions. I arairr: oil ikifi.) Modi rn trench war far,' in Europe lias for the time being reduced the amount of marching re quired in campaign; yet it remains j just as important an element in the ! soldier's training as it ever was. I In order to march for long distances the soldier's feet must be in good con dition. As lias been aptly remarked, I "the infantryman's feet are his means of transportation." Special attention should he paid to the fitting of shoes I and the care of the feet. Marching shoes should he quite a little larger than shoes for ordinary wear. "Sores anil blisters on the feet should be promptly dressed during halts. At the end of the march feet should be bathed and dressed; the socks, and if practi cable the slices, should be changed." (Infantry Prill Regulations, para graph tV.17.) You will learn in time the practical rules for taking care of your feet that are followed by experienced soldiers. You will nvoi< il cousit] lerable disi •oin : fort. how over. if you learn sotui > of is f lli'S! i' ruli ! S Il( iw and put them into practice from the very beginning : ) Soe thqt your shoes are k ir^e of on 0:1 i r h. They will at first look and fed unnecessarily loose. This Is need ed because it has been found that feet swell and lengthen on inarches, espe- j ; , dally when carrying packs. But shoes fitted this way will give you no corns, bunions, blisters or other foot ills. In fact, they will cure any that you may already have. -• Take pains to keep your shoes In P° 0, l condition. It is a good idea to so a I'Ph v a light coat of ncat's-foot oil. i ; which will both soften the leather and toml to rna ke them waterproof. Don't neglect to smooth out wrinkles In the hnlng of the shoe, ! 3 - "'ear light woolen socks, such ns a win he issued to you. Sei' that you have no holes or wrinkles in them. If n hole has been worn and cannot be | on mended at once, change the sock from one foot to the other so that your foot "El »ot he irritated more than is nec j essary. j 1 i : ! j j j ed in ed j 4 - Keep your feet, socks and shoes ! «'lean. When on the march try to wash your socks at night and put on a clean Pair every morning. Bathe the feet every evening, or at least wipe them off with a wet towel, _ Reop y0 urfeet scrupulously clean. 6. Keep your toe nails trimmed closely and cat them square across the ends. This will tend to prevent In J growing nails. By all means avoid the i common error of rounding the corners ! of the nail nnil cutting it to a point in blister with the point of a knife or a needle that has been heated in a match A f,,of c,in *"* taken, when other facilities are not at hand, by scraping a small depression in the ground, j throwing a poncho over it and pouring wator in to this from your canteen. Ev, ' n a pin t of water will do for a foot hath the centcr . •? j tl cnso ^ blister is formed while ' otJ'the open the edge of the -- "——- - - can of of will any in in j flame. Be sure to squeeze all the fluid : I out of the blister. To leave any in it j ( i u tv, r„,n nff ! I may make it worse. Do not pull off | the loose skin, but press it back. Then j y put on an adhesive plaster, covering j the skin well beyond the edges of the ! blister, putting it on as tightly as pos- j of sible without wrinkles. In the same way put an adhesive plaster over any red or tender spots. 8. In case any tendons become in j C | n g i 0 ggt n g S or shoe too tightly or t0 goine 0 ther unnecessary pres sure), soak the foot In cold water, mas sage the tendon, and protect It as much as possible by strips of adhesive plaster. You should report to a medi cal officer at your first opportunity to make sure that the trouble does not 1 grow worse One sign of a green soldier is his tendency to drink too much water while on a long march. The experi enced man gargles his mouth and throat once in a while, but drinks only In sips and does not overload his stom ach with either water or food. Another sign of a green soldier is a carelessly adjusted pack or any other j equipment not neatly and securely | fastened. Your comfort on the march j depends very largely on the care and judgment used in getting ready. All y()Ur equipment has been so designed ' that it need not interfere with the free able of the on ed used will your be have has give men. but ___________________________ _________________ at j movement of your arms and legs. You? ' pac t should be strapped to your back | oped iin( i breathe freely. There should be R0 pressure on any of the soft parts 0 f t be body. | When the command is given to halt and faU out for a few minutes loosen your pack and rest bai ^ ° r lyl " S positlou ' vour pack . ind roct ,,-ick on It in a su ' P ! a *** * in such a way that you can stand erect j of use not make march. Singing or whistling on the march is usually not only allowed but encour aged. They help wonderfully to make : the long road seem shorter you tion The" has These are all very simple rules, but j none the less Important. Keep them in | » mme. j RECREATION IN CAMP. While yi i r » liiys in t'i ■ canton aont< '.till be sp •nt diii t\x ii driiling and other forms ( ,f trai itinir. you will liavo a consider ri.lt HI! ount of tiim loft free for p mv own US(*. Under sortit* conditions pNEIIliss oil ! iay be L r ivon at times li Ie iVO ho ci intonnient for short peril ids. 11. r. this is a j leav matter to be regulated in each camp. If you do go away from the camp on you will continue to wear your unilorm and will keep in mind always that you remain a soldier, subject to certain requirements that are not so definitely imposed on civilians. In meeting officers, whether In the camp or outside, ymi are expected always to treat them with proper courtesy and respect. You should remember, also, even tlmugh you are imt directly under supervision, to keep up your soldierly neatness and hearing. : an ex ceptii is an incur] that limit. ) ided that of hi iU-es bawd; v hom j ; , n . j n fj,,. interest so f t drinks, and so on. are sold. You will he safe in depending on the good on training camp activities mission includes an army representatives of organizations that have had much experience in meeting the needs of men of the type who will into the national army. It will 1 Congress has provided that "it shall i tie unlawful to sen any intoxicating : liquor, including beer, ale, or wine, to ! " !lM !'!. ln '' I ! 1, "' r Y tb,> " lillt:ir; ' forces while in uniform, an exception j being made in case ,.f liquor required for medical purposes. Under authority th" same act it lias also been ruled j that alcoholic liquors shall not be sold j within five mib s of any miliiary camp. an exception being made in case there ty or town within It lias further been pro the keeping ,,r vetting up ,f i!l fame, brothels, or s within five miles of any military camp ... Is prohibited." All these provisions and restrictions f every right-mind ed soldier. They go a long way to ward insuring clean and healthful liv ing conditions in the camps. One of the centers of army life in camp is the post exchange, at which articles for personal use, knickknaek quality and fair price of everythin offered in the post exchange. In general, the matter of providing for recreation and personal comforts in ttic cantonments lias been intrust ed by the secretary of war to a small body of men known as the commission The com officer and have the co-operation of the Young .Men's Christian association and the Knights of Columbus. Other associa tions may also work with the commis sion. The Young Men's Christian associa tion has built a hut for the men in each brigade. In these huts moving picture or vaudeville shows will be given every night. Writing materials can be had for the asking. A piano will be at hand. The Knights of Col umbus has one large building in each camp. In which there will be facilities of the same kind. « Both these organizations will conduct religious services every Sunday. Men of all creeds will be welcome. The secretaries and other officers in charge will be glad at any time to talk over any personal problems and to help you in any way they can. They are picked because of their willingness anil skill in rendering service. They will al ways make you welcome. Get in touch ' with either of these organizations as . rg.iuiz.uiou» u soon as you have opportunity after ! y 0ll reach the camp. The chaplain nt tnclied to each regiment also looks after the spiritual and moral welfare of tho Inen In every cantonment there is a com plete library building where you will bo able to obtain books and magazines of all kinds. This is arranged with the help of the American Library as sociation. In each cantonment the commission on training camp activities has erect ed a large auditorium. This is to be used partly as a theater and partly for athletic Instruction. Some of the best theatrical companies in the country will put on Broadway productions for your benefit. These performances will be free. A place will be provided for every one. Those men who like singing will have plenty of chances to enjoy "sing songs" on a big scale. The commission has secured the services of well-known chorus leaders to take charge of camp singing. A grent deal of attention has been given to athletics. An expert will give boxing lessons to large groups of men. This instruction is voluntary but it will be well worth your while to at Team athletics, such as baseball. 1 basketball anil football, will be devel oped under the guidance of expert coaches. One of the members of the i commission will be in general charge of this line of activity in all the camps. ! Of course all these facilities are for : use in your spare time only. They are not to interfere with the steady , process of training which alone can make you a real soldier. However ' you will enjoy your hours of récréa- ; tion all the more because they have ! The" "L h Z Z* i has its place in the geaeiul plan for ! turning out an efficient array of **if. ! diant citizen soldiers in quickest ! possible time. i When You Begin, to Worn ^ o y? u CcU 4. Working H By Hariiet Culver j thing conn We'd like to fall asleep some night ami v,.:kc up next morning ■ > fiml, either that the war clouds have lifted, or that we've merely a.va.. ened from a horrible nightmare ami again have free use of our hmb.~ m '. our faculties. Scarcely a woman does one meet nowadays who does nut seep, t*» fear she is walking in lier sleep anil rapidly nearing a precipice o r which she is soon to go hurtling to destruction, for war, its horrors, m l its nearness now to us all, is something the senses seem not able to « • prehend in full entirety. And it's for this very reason that women must occasionally pm h themselves and wake to the fact that, no matter how dazed they feel, n r how hopeless everything seems, the ordinary day's activities mu-t _*■» on just as though nothing untoward was happening afar off on the sum \o wreathed continent overseas. There's never been invented a letter panacea for all the morbid loirs that beset womankind than good, wholesome work, work that mum o dune o'er the heavens fall, for no one hut a woman fully understand- i easy it is to settle down into a state of hopeless apathy the moment s ■.*•:• - to sap one's nervous energy beyond a certain sane degree, tut work cannot be done unless one keeps in prope r physical c - as important i< tion of a good, ! . . ! ditto«, and this point is most insistent this time of year when summ heat brings with it summer lassitude. j "I just haven't been able to cat a thing since John went awav," , . ' ... Nantie mot lier was telling a sympathizing friend. 'Every moiuhtu. j take just chokes me."' j Qf course it does, but eating good food is ji ° c ; preservation cd sanity those trying days as tile sc ; job that must be tilled and tilled acceptably. Beefs', ak is an expensive luxury, to be sure, but the heartening (•!'' ■« t of the consumption of a good juicy beefsteak with a side dish of m. -he-i potatoes and a vegetable or two, topped off with a cup of fragrant < : r , o and a delectable dessert, can never be fully appreciated until one has b • n away down in the dumps and wants something good and tonicky all :;i n hurry. Just try it and see. Even the war clouds lift a bit to su.,w the clear blue sky above and beyond. No woman who wants to do her best bit for her country can afford to sit down and mope and fret and grow thin and anaemic in the bargain. Try the tonic effects of work and good food and see how much brighter the world becomes right away. j j ' | j j j ! j j j j Falsehoods About the Red Cross Hurt America and Help Enemy By Stuart H. Perry ls it, not suspicious the number of false reports, unfounded rumors, misunderstandings and falsehoods that spring up with regard to the Red Cross? It keeps the officers and workers busy denying them and explaining them away. There was a story that enormous sums of money were to be given away to foreign countries, and that a great marble palace was to be erected in Washington, both equally false. Some start from a misunderstanding, or are mere distortions of harm less facts. Some are known to have started from disloyal sources with the deliberate purpose of crippling the work of the Red Cross. The malicious sort will be dealt with in due time in the proper way. It will not be long before it will be unsafe for any disloyal person to start such a story or pass it along. But in the meantime the Red Cross mem bers themselves can do a great deal toward stopping all false reports. When you hear a harmful rumor about the Red Cross, remember: 1. It is a lie. There is nothing wrong about the Red Cross. It is admirably organized, efficiently managed; it is doing exactly what is b-*st and Wisest, in the light of the most far-reaching experience. It has been free from all serious blunders, incompetency, unfairness or scandal. It is your duty to stop it. It is not enough to keep still. Speak ' out instantly, telling your auditors that the rumor is false, showing them , •, ,, . ... , , , . », j it must be so, and warning them not to play the enemy s game by ! J ' ° 1 J J spreading it. 3. Report the matter at once to Red Cross headquarters. If the story was an innocent misunderstanding, steps will at once be taken to correct it. If it bears earmarks of malice, it will he dealt with in another way. If it hurts the Red Cross, it hurts America and helps Germany. Don't Send Medical Students to the War By Dr. Henry A. Christian The government must not send the nation's medical students to war as ordinary soldiers—or in any capacity, for that matter. France a:. ! England now realize their mistake of two and three years ago in taking the students from schools and putting them into the armies. The medical students of today are the physicians of the future. As the students are reduced in number, so will the supply of physicians War demands many medical men. Seven to ten doctors per EtfliO soldiers is stated as the requirement of our army. With an army in the field no fewer medical men arc needed at home, for the soldier as the ht ' alth >* 3' 0un S man in ^ community makes but little demand for medical service so long as he is a civilian. Hence the present woui 1 seem a poor time to reduce the supply of physicians r ri t , , , , , J he mocllcaI Silent allowing graduation spends one or two y- i as an interne or house officer in the hospitals of the country. Large i pitals must have house officers or close their doors. Already men for s>; , ' ' * ,0,a Jre >( 0W1 fio lfJ the demands made by the war and t: ■ department for such men. If the supply is further reduced by draft. medical students, hospitals must curtail their work and treat b ;v ,• ., • - , , h a! ' < l!k " liear future. Furthermore medical students, while undergraduates, as part of their medical instruction do much v, ; ,!K !'"T'' U undt ' ,he of the house öfters ami their , %lsltiI1 £ staff, lo decrease by draft the number of medical s' "'ould hamper directly hospital able student assistants and th - work by decreasing the numb r would be serious to hospital?.