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HISTORY OF PERTH AMBOY’S DEEDS IN WORLD WAR
ON LAND AND SEA IS TRADITIONAL OF PATRIOTIC
SPIRI7 SHOWN BY CITY AT ALL TIMES; IN ALL WAYS
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GREAT PATRIOTIC RESPONSE HERE
IN ENLISTMENTS ANOCAELTOTHE
Perth Amboy’s Enlistment Quota Was Heavy, But City Came
Across Nobly At Every Call—Draft Quota Was Also Large,
But City “Carried on” and at End of Fighting Had Almost
1,700 Men in Uncle Sam’s Ranks.
--
Perth Amboy's War Mayor
F PH
I'oniK-r Mayor John IVnlinxi L.
With Perth Amboy today paying!
homage to the many soldiers and sail- J
ors who left this, city from the day war ,
was declared, as well as those in tho j
regular army before our actual parti- ,
clpation in the world struggle, it is,
fitting that we look back upon the re- j
sponso of the young men of the city j
when their country needed them and
when they were called to the colors
JMW they left for camp.
*0^ 1 lie days of recruiting before the
draft went into effect, will back the
scenes of activity at the local recruit- ,
ing office, which when started here was |
in charge of Anthony Piseopo, of
Staten Island, who is haled as a lof?al
son. PerUi Amboy held its own in
tho early part of the war In enlist
ments, covering every branch of the
service. The bidding goodbye of the
local men was an almost daily occur
rence and tho city can boast that
among tho first to land in France,
Perth Amboy was represented.
Even before the United States de
clared war upon the Teutonic armies,
Perth Amboy was well represented In
the Army and Navy and many more
were added to the then called regular
army on and after April 6, 1917. Right
up until the last day for enlistments,
after which the government depended
upon the draft to raise tho large
armies to make democracy free, did
Perth Amboy respond with the whole
heartedness so typical of the city.
When one looks bark upon the num
ber of enlistments and the heavy draft
quotas that were placed upon the city
it is easy to realize the part that the
city played in the world war. While
figures are not available it is estimated
that there were about 30t» enlistments
In the Army and Navy. This followed
by the draft brought Perth Amboy’s
total honor roll up to about 1,700 and
taking into consideration the mixed
population, there arc few other cities
that have done more for Ahierica than
this city.
It was not long after the United
States started sending men over there
that letters were received in the city
from some favorite son that he had
landed safely somewhere In Kurope to
take out his licks at the German war
lords. And from that time until the
last men were leaving, cheerfully, de
spite the knowledge that they were go
ing to face the grimmest horrors of
modem warfare.
So tody Perth Amboy honors the
men who upheld the noblest traditions
of the city, state and nation. It marches
past the local heroes, those men who
gave all that was demanded of them,
whether they were regulars, marines,
conscripted men, sailors and last but
not least the women, who, with their
gently administrating hands, surely
won the admiration and gratitude of
the city and soldiers.
Different Activities for Men in
Service Played Important
Part in Morale
Entertaining; the service men was
the problem that confronted the peo
ple of the city. Men from all over the
country wcro being quartered In our
midst in the position of the U. S. Coast
Guards, at nearby camps such as Rari
tan and Morgan and it was up to the
people of the city to see that they had
more to do when on short passes away
from the rigid routine of the camp
than to loaf about the streets of tho
city.
At first tho men were entertained in
dividually by tho people of the city.
They wero asked into tho best homos
and welcomed everywhere. Gradually
organizations started coming here and
took tho burden ofT Individuals and en
tertained the men In a wholesale
fashion.
How the Work Started
As the spirit of the “man in service
who has been” upon first entering this
city at the beginning of the war, a
little canteen was run by a small band
of women over McClung’s drug store.
Hero every night near 5 o'clock the
service men tramped upstairs and ate
plate after plate of goodies that made
one homesick just to smell of. They
knew they couldn't go home and liked
to go up there just to get away from
that military atmosphere.
A little while later this place became
consolidated with the large canteen
which was on the ground floor of the
Army and Navy Club and was under
the running auspicesof the War Camp
Community Service. This organization
ploughed it® way through a myriad of
conventionalities and finally brought
young ladies from the best homes in
the city down to the Array and Navy
Club and taught them how to entertain
and receive these men in Uncle Sam’s
service. Tills organization got the
boys together, took them away from
their military homes and gave them a
new home in the Army and Navy Club.
Daaoes were run in the dance hall
upstairs every Tuesday and Saturday
nights. Invitations were issued through
the Girls’ Division Branch of the War
Camp Community Service and a "good
time" was the motto of the evening. It
was an unwritten law among the girls
that no lad should be refused a dance
because he was not a good dancer so
no one suffered that terrible fate of be
ing a wallflower.
| Then came the Jewish Welfare Board.
Many men wore made welcome at
1 the local Y. M. H. A. hall, the J. W. B.
lioadquarters. A writing room similar
to that of the Army and Navy Club was
found and also a pool room of no mean
merit which was for the use of the sol
diers. At Camp Raritan and Camp
Morgan this organization staged box
ing bouts that proved most popular.
They sent young ladies from this city
out to tho camps In trucks and ran
dances at the camps themselves- They
held regular dances every Wednesday
evenings. Invitation affairs parallel to
the other organization dances. Every
Sunday night they had local talent
[which entertained the lads. „
8. A. Host Hooms
The Salvation Army opened up a
| rest room, a sort of clubhouse to the
men in service and although all of the
entertaining has been on a quieter
scale than the other two organizations
yet they have reached the many lads
who would not dance and mingle with
the crowds. With tho return of the
men from overseas the work of the
Salvation Army seemed to grow'for
"that holds first place In my heart" the
men would say. Here in this club as
In the other two without regard for
creed or nationality the local women
worked hand In hand as hostess of the
evening and bent all energies to mak
ing their evening a banner one. Dif
ferent evenings were set Aside here for
different sets of lads and lassies and
they played games and sang songs and
had real homey old-fashioned timea
K. of C. Aided Work
The local K. of C. was open to all
men In uniform whether he'was a
member or not, the rooms were open to
him. At all the dances of the organi
zation an open Invitation was always
extended to the men in khaki and blue.
The Y. M. H. A. was also open and
to its dances the man In service was
welcome, with his uniform as his
pass.
Y. M ,C. A. a Soldier’s Homo
The local Y. M. C. A. played a con
spicuous part In making the boys feel
at home. Its entire building was at
the disposal of the lads in service. As
It contains a splendid swimming pool
this, needless to say, was considered a
great privilege. The local Y. M. C. A.
was always ready with open doors to
the man tn service asd here as every
where throughout the city his uniform
was his pass.
Moeqnlto Fleet
Tho fleet of “mosquitoes’’ which
acted as patrol boats and convoys for
the larger but slower vessels were the
means of many of the boys getting
their first lessons in seamanship. Be
cause of the small crew on these craft
It was rm oasy matter to secure more
Individual instruction than If on a
larger boat and after a few months
everal local men were placed In charge
of a number of these small boats or
given positions of high rank on them.
CITY HAS THREE DECORATED MEN
WHO WON WORLD WAR’S HIGHEST
HONORS ON FOREIGN BATTLEFIELD
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Peter FUgen.
tools J. Hanson.
aa
John Zodowsk j.
Of the 1,500 or more Perth Am
boyans who enlisted to fight in vari
ous phases of the world war several
were the recipients of citations, dec
orations and medals for bravery and
valor shown by them in the fighting.
Distinguished Service Crosses and
Croix de Querres were secured by local
fighters and many of those who were
less fortunate—those who lost their
lives in battle and from wounds re
ceived while in action—would no
doubt have been decorated had they
lived to see the coming of peace.
The stories told by the returned sol
diers of the fighting in the St. Mihiel
sector and the Argonne, where the
Jersey boys were in the thick of the
battle, show that there are many other
returned heroes who, however, were
ft'of fortunate enough to be among
(hose awarded medals for their ac
tions. Every officer and man who
helped to stem the Hun tide and then
drive them back into their own terri
tory in the face of machine gun fire
played the part of a hero and the
wounds suffered by many are proof
of what these fighters went through.
Peter Iligon
Peter Fiigon, of 281 McClellan
street, was one-of the 311th Infantry
men to receive tho Distinguished Ser
vice Cross for extraordinary heroism
In action. Fiigon left this city with one
of the large consignments of selective
service men for Camp Dlx and after a
short preliminary training there was
sent overseas. Ills flect-footedness
and bravery resulted in his being made
a, messenger, carrying messages
through heavy fire between company
and battalion headquarters- Fiigon had
also expected to receive the Croix de
Guerre before leaving France but he
left sooner than expected and failed
tq receive the French military decora
tion.
The official citation In Private
Fligon's case reads:
"Private Peter Fiigon, Company D,
311th Infantry — For extraordinary
heroism in action on the nights of
September 23 and 24. Fiigon repeat
edly carried messages between his
company and battalion headquarters
through an exceedingly heavy barrage
until he was completely exhausted.
“On the morning of September 26 he
volunteered and carried an important
message from his company to head
[quarters through a heavy machine gun
•fire.”
John Zavodsky
Sergeant John Zavodsky, another lo
cal man in Company L>, 311th Infantry,
was the receiver of the D. S. C., he
being wounded near Vievllle-en-Haie,
France, on September 26 of last year,
but remained with his company before
its goal had been taken, refusing first
aid treatment until then. Sergeant
Zavodsky was also sent from this city
with a number of drafted men for
Camp Disc where he trained with the
local “doughboys” assigned to the
311th.
The citation of Sergeant Zavodsky,
as officially published follows:
“Sergeant John Zavodsky, Company
D, 311th Infantry—For extraordinary
heroism in action near Vieville-en
Hatc, France, September 26, 1918. Al
though he was wounded, Sergeant
Zavodsky remained with his company
until its objective was reached before
seeking first aid treatment."
Louis A. Hanson
Private Louis A. Hanson, of 393
Hall avenue, after seeing eighteen
! months’ service overseas, returned
I with the Croix de Guerre, the French
[medal being awarded him for heroism
in driving an auto truck with supplies
I and also carrying messages through
heavy shell fire from the rear to the
j front lines. Private Hanson was at
' taclied to the headquarters company
of the 9th Infantry. 2nd Division. He
enlisted in May, 1917, and after being
at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and in
a camp at Syracuse, New York, was
•sent overseas in August of that year.
He was made a driver in the supply
corps of the 2nd Division and saw
action at Champaigne, Chateau-Tfii
erry, Soissons atjd ill the St. Mi Mel
sector three times. He was in a hosjtl.
tal several weeks followlhg MS inhal
ing poisonous fumes during a gas at
tack.
The incident for which Hanson was
cited occurred on the Champaigne
front, his car, loaded with supplies for
headquarters from the rear, being
struck seven times. He was awarded
the French medal by order of General
Petain, of the French army. General
Jackson of the 37th Division making
the presentation.
The commendation received by Pri
vate Hanson was:
"He drove through heavy shell Are
and an exposed wood bringing up sup
plies and messages from the rear to the
front lines. He Is a courageous and
cheerful soldier under trying condi
tions.”
Raymond Abilgaard
Another local soldier to be vested
with the Croix de Guerre was Ray
mond Abilgaard, whose work In
smashing two machine gun nests and
rendering much assistance while under
Are won for him the French honor
cross. He saw fifteen months' service
on the western front and was a mem
ber of Company A, First Gas Regi
ment. He was in the thick of the ac
tion at St. Mihlel, being gassed while
fighting there and earlier in the fight
ing was severely wounded by shrapnel
white fighting at Armentieres, in Flan
ders. This first wound was received
on March 28, 1918.
Charles Conroy
Private Charles Conroy, of 341 State
street, who saw fifteen months’ service
In France with the 325th Infantry,
82d Division, was decorated for hero
ism shown in battle near Comay,
France, In giving first nid to wounded
and carrying them through heavy
shell fire to a place of safety. Private
Conroy was inducted in September,
1917, going to Camp Dix from which
place he was transferred to Camp
Gordon, Georgia. He then was shift
ed to Camp Upton and overseas. He
was In both the Argonne offensive
and St. Mihiel drive.
The commendation of Private Con
roy follows: _ __
” “Private Charles 'Conroy, 1904911,
Company Q, 325th Infantry:—On Oc
tober 16, 1918, near Cornay, France,
Private Conroy distinguished himself
for bravery and devotion to duty by
administering first aid to many wound
e-d men and carrying them through
heavy shell fire to a place of safety.
“The commanding General takes
particular pride in announcing to the
command the fine examples of courage
and self-sacrifice. Such deeds are
evidence of that spirit of heroism
which is Innate in the highest type of
American soldier and responds un
failingly to the call of duty wherever
or whenever It may come."
NAVY CLAIMED MANY PERTH AMBOY MEN
WHO HAVE MADE GOOD WITH U. S. FLEET
While the boys returning from over
seas are being enthusiastically re
ceived as tho heroes of the war—and
they are well deserving of every bit
of praise they get—we at home must
not forget tho important pdrt played
in tho successful conduct of the war
by tho men who joined one of the other
big divisions of the government ser
vice, namely—the navy.
Little has been said of their doings
but it was only through tho greatest
efficiency on their part that the trans
porting of about two million men over
seas in a little over a year was made
possible and all of this without any
great tragedy to mar the success of
this wonderful accomplishment
The young men who selected the
navy as the place in which they would
"do their bit" to help win the war
were not inducted into the service,
many of the local boys joining the sea
forces as soon as this country entered
the war.
Tho Naval Reserve
The naval reserve was the branch
selected by many, owing to the fact
that the ranks of the regular navy
itself were full to capacity.
Many of the Perth Amboyans who
entered the naval branch were sent
to Pelham Bay for pfeliminary in
struction after which they were soon
assigned to transports, small yachts
and cutters in the mosquito fleet,
coastwise ships and even to the war
ships of the big fleet of Uncle Sam.
Although the boys who served in
the navy are not wearing gold chev
rons on the right sleeves as are many
of the loca> fellows who saw active
service in France and Flanders and
were wounded in the thick of the
fighting, they have been through many
perilous trips, endeavoring to speedily
take across reinforcements for General
Pershing^s men when the ocean was
literally swarming with the death
dealing U-boats.
Many were the combats with the
Hun undersea craft which never were
announced officially but* the tales re
iated by many of the returning sail
ors give some idea of what they
chanced in negotiating to keep the
American Expeditionary Forces sup
plied with men, ammunition, clothes
and food
No Complete Record
No record Is available here of the
number of local men who enlisted lr
the navy, but Perth Amboy was wel
represented on ships of all kinds dur
ing the eighteen months the United
States was In the war. Because ol
the strict censorship on all stories hav
ing to do with U-boat activities it w*j
impossible to learn much concerning
the “brushes" between transports anc
the subs but now that the crisis hai
been passed and more has been tolc
of the almost hopeless chances takei
by troop-bearing ships in dodging these
wolves of the sea. too much praise
and credit cannot be given to the boys
in blue as well as those in khaki.
It was the American fighting ability
of 100 per cent. American doughboys
and officers, combined with their
"never-say-die” spirit together with
the wonderful work of the sailors in
transporting thousands of soldiers a
month safely across the Atlantic that
made possible the never-to-be-forgot
ten announcement of the signing of
tho armistice on November 11, last,
and gave victory to the United States
and the Allies. The work of the army
without the clock-like working of the
navy would have been almost for
naught, but with both cooperating and
working together like cogs in a won
derfully complicated machine, the re
sult could be none other than success.
The men who did their fighting in
the navy did not have the satisfaction
of meeting the Hun face to face and
beating him back into bis own lairs, but
they felt a sensation of pride and con
tent come over them every time they
read of the successful attack of the
Sammies and murmured to themselves:
“I helped to taka those boys over and
make possible this victory.”
Sailors Real Heroes
The work of the sailor, it seemed,
was almost thankless as people began
to look upon the safe arrival of thou
sands of American troops in France
and England weekly as a matter of
fact and few realized the nerve-rack
ing trips made by the ships protecting
the huge convoys going continuously
across the Atlantic.
The long watches of the look-outs
throughout zero weather, snow storms
and in cold driving rains, was as hard
for the sailors to endure as was the
long reliefs which the boys in the
trenches had to put up with. Stationed
high up in the "crow's nest" on a dark
night with not a light on the ship ex
cept the essential running lights, and
realizing that dozing oft to sleep might
mean the unseen approach of an
enemy submarine, a sudden Quivering
of the ship and the loss of possibly
thousands of lives of American sol
diers—this was the strain which work
ed on many a sailor during those trips
to France.
Not only the sailors selected for the
look-out positions but everyone in the
crew was under the same suspense
during the entire time of each of these
trips, when the realization was con
stantly before them that it might be
1 that they would never see shore again
should one of the German boats ferret
i out their craft and succeed in getting
a hit with one of the torpedoes con
taining enough high explosives to kill
i thousands and send their craft to the
1 bottom before help could arrive.
"More speed” was the command
heard on all sides as they continued to
work the engines of their big craft to
the utmost in order to land their
human cargo on the other side in time
to stem the tide of battle.
Record Breaking Performance
Upon the arrival in port there was
no time to waste and the leaves given
the men were few and far between. In
record-breaking time they were soon
on their way back to this country
again, sometimes bringing those who
had been taken across earlier in the
war and had been stopped by the
enemy’s bullets or put out of the fight
ing by the Hun gas attacks.
Back and forth went these ships dur
ing the long summer and winter
months of the war, each trip bringing
nearer the day when the defeat of
Germany and her allies would come.
With the signing of the armistice
came a lull in the shipping of men to
Europe but the work of provisioning
the million and a half over there had
to be continued- When It was decided
to withdraw practically all of the
American troops from foreign shores
the navy again had placed before it a
task which was almost as great as that
experienced during the actual fighting
although the one great peril—the Hun
U-boat—was a thing of the past and
not to be feared.
And the Navy Brought ’Em Back
Daily thousands of American sol
diers. many of them battle-scarred,
are arriving at ports along the Atlantic
seaboard from overseas and although
their work is completed the men ir
the navy will not have “finished theli
Job” until the last Tank has beer
landed safely again on the soil 01
“God’s country,” which is the populai
conception pf the United States to the
American 'soldier who has seen ser
vice in France.
The defeat of the elaborate submarine
warfare planned by the Germans wai
due largely to the work of the Amer
ican navy. In addition to the under
sea craft sunk by ships escorting the
convoys and transports the work o!
the “suicide squadron"—the bomt
laying division of the United Statei
navy—was one of the great achieve
ments of the war.
Taking their lives in their hands, ai
ft were, these men on board the U
3. mine layers constructed a network
of thousands of death-dealing bombi
In the North Sea from England acrosi
to Norway which completely bottlec
up the German fleet and made it lm
■possible for them to get out Into th(
Atlantic any reserve submarines the!
might have constructed during th<
war.
Work of Mine layers
Not only in the North Sea but ai
other advantageous points and alon*
the shores of this country did the mine
layers do their work. T
FROM CAMP DIX TO GRUPRE;
STORY OF 311 INFANTRY FROM
START UP TO LAST BATTLE
How Men Marched Away to Camp Dix, Then to France, Where
They, With Their Heroic Deeds, Made Glorious History
for Perth Amboy As Weil As for America—Played Im
portant Part In Fighting on Western Front.
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Welcomes Men Home
Mayor Fra nk Dorsey.
While It would take a long detailed
report to summarize the different
fighting organizations in the ranks of
which Perth Amboy was represented,
the Seventy-elghtTl Division, and main
ly the SI 1th Infantry, can claim more
Perth Amboy sons than any other out
,flt. Not that the men collected in that
famous division won any greater hon
ors. They were, perhaps more fortu
nate than some others who went away
in that they wero more of a local or
ganization and friends from the start.
Take for instance Company D, of
the 311th Infantry, which was practi
cally a local outfit. In that way Perth
I Amboy takes special pride in the 78 th
'Division, as does other New Jersey
cities, for Perth Amboy had no Na.
tlonal Guard company to carry its
banners oft to war. Unlike other
cities, there was no calling to the arm
ory the local reserve soldiers.
So Perth Amboy recognizes the 78th
Division as its local organization and
a summary of the adventures of the
men in that organization from the day
they left Perth Amboy for Camp Dix
until they ceased fighting at Grandpre
is fitting at this time. It follows:
Out of the offices, .out from the
plants, sornff with a knowledge only of
how to sell goods with the only con
ception of military knowledge any
where In the craniums gained from
careless scanning of books, the 78th
i Division came back, browned, harden
j ed and a thoroughly effective fighting
t unit.
i The 31 Ith Infantry especially is dear
to the hearts of this city. Everything
about this division was new, green and
unmilitary save perchance a few senior
officers- These men were suddenly
! commanded to leave their civil tasks,
i leave their homes, friends and ambi
tions and take up a strictly military
existence. They were sent to a new sort
of home, a camp reared quickly upon
a site that a few months before had
, been peaceful farming country.
First at Camp Dix
i The men were sent to Camp Dix in
'September, 1917, and with nothing as
a foundation this is what that division
has accomplished. After a few months*
strenuous training they landed in Kng
land, and later France, under the com
mand of Major-General James H. Mc
Rae, the latter part of May and early
part of June, 18IS. They trained in
the Tpres and Arras sectors and were
plunged into battle with the British
forces in those places, then again at
Bourbonne-les-Bains in the American
zone and the artillery makink a sweep
ing finish at the gTeat camp at Meuco.
in Brittany.
From here ;they were rushed to St.
Mihlel region and here took part in
the first independent American opera
tion which was where the famous bat
tle of September 12 to 16, 1918, took
place. From here with a little taste
of battle in their blood they hurried on
to the St. Mihiel front and held Limey
and "Puvenelle sectors until October 4.
During this time they were in the en
gagements of Limey sector from Sep
tember 16 until October 4 hot and
heavy.
Moved Into Argonne Battle
They were moved into the Argonne
Meuse battle and remained there until
November 9. In this light the division
has the distinction of smashing the
heavily fortified position of Grandpre.
pushing on to the Bols de Loges and
still they kept on going, took one po
sition after another and continually
chasing the Germans'back a distance
that was finally announced as twenty
kilometers. They were then relieved
by the forty-second.
In the course of its battle there were
1,191 men killed and 5,947 men
wounded and 360 men missing.
The division further has the high
honor of twice having its meritorious
service mentioned in general orders
and its persistence, generalship and
high standard as shown in the capture
of Grandpre called forth the commen
dation of the corps and army com
manders.
This is the division that a large num
ber of our boys belonged to and the
city can well afford to be proud of her
sons who were participants in this di
vision.
LOCAL SON MADE
Commander Howell’s Exploits
In European Waters—8unk
. German Submarine
For the first time in twenty years,
Charles Frederick Howell, 6on of Mr.
and Mrs. William M- Howell, of 130
Gordon street this city, is seeing shore
duty. Throughout the war Captain
Howell was in charge of three differ
ent ships, and during his trips as con
voy sank two German U-boats. At the
present time he is Chief of Staff, United
States Coast Guards, stationed at
; Washington, IX C.
{ Captain Howell, graduated from the
I local high school in 1396, and soon af
I ter went Into the United States Navy,
! taking a course on the training ship
at Charleston. S. C., where he received
a commission as ensign. At the be
1 ginning of the war he was executive
i officer on board the “Algonquin,” and
was later captain pf the “Arcturus,"
i from which ship he was transferred to
the "Venetia” When he left the "Arc
1 turus” he was presented with a beau
tiful loving cup by the officers and
crew. The “Venetia” was the ccn
I verted yacht of John D. Spreckles, ol
San Francisco, the noted sugar king.
It was While sefVing on the “Arc
II turus" that Captain Howell's ship sunk
'• a German U-boat. This boat was sunk
j In the Atlantic Ocean, and later when
I the “Venetia” was plying in the waters
I at the mouth of the Mediterranean, the
second undersea boat was discovered
and sunk.
Captain Howell Mitered the service
of the Navy when eighteen years old,
and has medals from the English,
Preneh. Italian and American govern
ments. One of the last acts of Captain
HmOll before being placed on shore
duty, was to bring the Spreckles yacht
back to this country and turn it over
to its owner. Captain Howell has re
cently been home on a two weeks'
furlough.
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NURSES CORPS
REPRESENTED
Some Local Women Saw Duty
Overseas While Others’ Work
Kept Them In America
' Seven young women In this city as
nurses entered the service of their
country. Mrs. Mable C. O'Hara, Misses
Camilla Harmsen and Bertha Jost went
across and official reports show that
their work over there was of such merit
that this city can feel as proud of .its
daughters who were on the firing line
as of Its sons.
Mrs. Glen Harker, the Misses Caro
line Juhl, Elsie Olsen and Jenny Ras
mussen, also nurses, did work among
the service men in this country under
the heading of Red Cross and like the
lads the girl behind the gun did her
bit too, Just as well as the lass with the
spur of the firing line.
Other Women Overseas
Two other young women are also
overseas at present doing work along
welfare lines. Miss'Alice Goddard,
who was head librarian at the local
library before she resigned her posi
tion, left June, 1918, and took up work
with the Y. M. C. A. overseas. She did
canteen work in the morning and co
operated with the American Library
Association in the afternoon and eve
ning. At present she is stationed in
Dijon in France. The other, who went
over with the library association, la
Miss Edith Crowell. She left a short
time ago and la doing excellent work
along re-constructlon lines and at
tempting to keep the lads who have
time heavy on their hands to keep
occupied.

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