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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
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
fb like: to
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.
< 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
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
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
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 '
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.
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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.
Issued by the War Department and All
Rights to Reprint Reserved
1 The
lew soldier
mi under
how im
portant it i:
him to fi
am to
Hill ib-Volop
-0 that
he can
•asily carry
arms and
itutes lb
■ pr'tn
cipal occupation <
tf tl
oops in
«•ji in
11 Regul
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.
il cousit]
lerable disi
if you
learn sotui
> of
f lli'S!
i' ruli
! S Il(
iw and
put them
practice from the very
beginning :
your shoes are k
on 0:1
i r h.
will at
first look
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
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
-- "——- - -
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
___________________________ _________________ 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
Singing or whistling on the march is
usually not only allowed but encour
aged. They help wonderfully to make
: the long road seem shorter
These are all very simple rules, but j
none the less Important. Keep them in | »
mme. j
While yi
i r »
in t'i
■ canton
'.till be sp
t\x ii
other forms ( ,f
you will
a consider
of tiim
free for p
oil !
iay be
L r ivon
at times li
ho ci
intonnient for
short peril
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
is an
) ided
of hi
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
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
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
A grent deal of attention has been
given to athletics. An expert will
give boxing lessons to large groups of
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.
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
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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
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
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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?.

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