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June 15, 1918.
lV,Written to the Home Folks From This Side and the Other Sid of the Water. From Chas. Duff. Pcmfwlifrc In France, May 11. TJear Mother md Fsm'.ly: Just a ffw lines to you to let you Know that I am :u Koi condition and Mhe best of health. 1 suppose you re vived the post, card statine I had ar rived O. K. Wei;, w e had nice tr:o and I didn't get sea sick at all, not once Franco Is a beautiful country; every thing Is green and it looks swell. Well, mother, don't worry about me. for yo i kn.uv 1 can take Rood care of myself at all times. And I am getting a. hard a. a brick : all my muscles The Message of Motion Pictures ,By Jesse L. Lasky, Vice President Famous Playars-Lasky Corporation, Producers of Paramount and Artcraft Pictures. THE TIMES. . Letters from Soldiers v 1 i i f Primarily, of course, the motion p!etun rartaks of the nature of th spoken drama. In that it is intended to entertain and to nmuse. But I feel Justified in maintaining that, beyond this, it has and conveys a message of even greater Import t th world. Ileeause of the fact thnt this is in a measure a separate department of the art and industry of the films, I n:ay exclude the patriotic purpose of the screa applicable to the present day exljencies. It is our natural belief and hope that peace will shortly follow the wrack of war, and, as in every endeavor, we must build for the future, however Important the present use to which the films may bei opportun'ty to inculcate a moral lesson put. this is after all not the actual I without preumir.g upon the intelligent) function of the screen. Every local . of the audiences. Is always present, producer Is doing his bit !r the cause ' Likewise, the instructive feature. By of Democracy the cause of his coun- i the very broadness of scope of the try. But when war "hath smoothed screen, treat industries may be de bits wrinkled front," there must still plcted logically- is so frequently be pictures. Indeed, were I to state frankly my own conviction upon the matter, I should say that, great and important as the patriotic appeal of the screen tfone. The customs and manners of other !an,ls than ours may also be shown. And herein lies a duty to which the producer may not blind himself. His pictures of foreign muet be today, there is even a greater j scenes, industries, and so on. even if message a message that, will lncu rate the apirlt of hopefulness, of food cheer, of reasonable optimism, of hap piness. In other words, the mensage of motion pictures today, aside from the patriotic expression, the propa rannda appeal, is In reality one of healthful uplift. The people must always be enter tained. This does not apply aoiely to the present day and situation. Also they must be edified. And the Ideal combination Is the picture which not only amuses, entertains, but also edu cates. Improves the mental outlook, vitalizes the spectators. Kvery ricture should come under this combined classification - if a comedy, it can set up a healthful reaction in the minds of the people. Without offending the canons of good tas'e, it can generete laughter which is better than medicine. It can even Instruct, within limitations. Comedy-drama is perhaps the oldest form of modern dramatics. And ft ob tains in the majority of pictures what ever their type western. society. bucolic, urban. And in pictures the ! motion pictures. simulated in the studio, should be ac curate. This in a measure, aside from the natural pride taken In the work by the author, director, actor and pr ducre, explains why so much pains and money are expended upon motion pic tures that are worth while. In our own case, there are scarcely any lengths to which we will not go t achieve accuracy in the completed pro duction. A scene that is shown for a few seconds, perhaps, may have tak en days of research and infinite trouble, to produce. Or miles may be covered to a get a scene In a distant location which could not be satisfactorily re produced. Finally, the message of the motion picture today and It will be the mes sage of the future, as well is In dubitably to entertain and edify, in itruct, uplift and amuse. Pure tragedy, as such, really can never become a screen function. The world is sick of it. and not ex-en art can justify Its presentation to any great extent by a medium which reaches so great and so mixed an audien.ee as that of this Ford New ne Ton Truck Worm Driven 124-inch Wheel Base Chassis $600 f. o. b. Detroit. wsj w bm rm sra ruin M n 'in i, , -.,.....,.., j. ., - xffntMRU . c ' -mr ; . -v-'i if mil T'tTi r.1i r-i H w i -T FORD TOURINOS, ROADSTERS, CHASSIS FORD COUPELETS, SEDANS, TOWN CARS T 15 Styles Pa3say Guaranteed Bodies on Display. " - .ii,w.m,. . t .ii.. i. m i, ir , ... . TV f 'tfr -iir "ii ""' ....... r ml ifiiimrif ilium mr -y - - - unir---i j nil '-" jt M ; . .. '.. : -, L I chorus , Ty ill g?i tPJl wv. t S j Tbe boyi are o - ver tbere- But tfcefr tearti. arc o-wr htra Irtbcy j ' f 0 " rt n C H t CAGO rl E PFR ' S AlCTl hl!WfwIr' ' limit Ja'Ii kfcw : I H'HE finest, best and bisrsrest Suoer-Sundav . x Herald and Examiner ever issued will be ready for you at all newsstands to-morrow. A new patriotic song book will be included free with the words and music of many patriotic song choruses and the complete words of dozens of favor ite songs whose melodies you already know. Several dollars' worth of songs if yotx had to buy them separately. George M. Cohan's great new patriotic ong will also be included. Get it and learn it. All of America is singing it. It's the best thing he ever did. Schumann -Heink's Famous Song "A Soldier's Dream" will also be included in this great patriotic song book. 1 -- T FLEET The Fleet ready for tha North Sea Battle which the AAmrmlty grarrre of entire North Sea Fleet wiS also be radaded Free. Yorr nys is soon to take place. A double page picture in beautiful photo- boy or your friend ia probably on one of these Men-of-WarT AUTHOR OF 6fiT Will atert her remarkable new novel, "Where Love Leads," in this same big Super-Sanday Herald and Examiner. This author of more daring -works has now produced one of the most charming romances ever written. It will appear serially every Sunday till completed. Be sure to order your copy of this week's big Super-Sunday Herald and Examiner from your local dealer to-day. A great newspaper and a great magazine in one. Phone 401. WITTER & FITZGERALD 567 Bulletin St., Hammond. ( ; J wvwf i i...J".'H ii r'M". ' I." "' "" ' A . WW If frir E. N. BUNNELL CO. 504-8 Hohman St. Phone Hammond 650-1. Gary Phone 1470. Order Yours Today. Production Limited. Terms are hardened down and I am getting: !n bttr shape all the time. I enjoy everything goiner on. work or rlay, and I look at eve-ythinfr from tho sunn side. If you are still worrying about me pl8j qu U because worry never did anybody any good: I never wrry nor get .homesick, or blue, for I never let it enter my mind. I am happy and i in the best of health, so you see wlth- out worrj inK I ?et along- fin.-, so try and do the same; the time will go fast er, also tell Pad to do the same. Tomorrow is mother's day; I am go ing to church; It Isn t far from here. You may not. hear fiom me often, be cause it takes a lonn time for the mail to travel from hr to the States Mother, I would like to know wheth er you are a-ettinsr rny allottment and. how much you pet. I.et me know. Give ny regard. to Kilalia and all of the people I know boys, girls and old women, ha. ha. Well. 1 will have to close now, but will write again. I am yur loving son and brother. CHAS. PITF. Battery A. 60th Art.. A. K. F. To Mrs. F. B. Duff. 157 Uran St.. Hammond. THIS." 3 RE-OPEN FOR BUSINESS Calumet Tire and Repair Shop 7" " 116 Sibley St., Hammond, Ind. Our Specialty VULCANIZING And Repairing. GOODRICH, FISK, FIRESTONE AND MASON TIRES AND INNER TUBES. FREE AIR. Open Sunday and Evenings Until 9 p. m. M. RE SHAN, Prop. Phone 2387. a larger allotment. We .haven't anything to do today so will try to pet caught up with my let tors as I have to go on pri.on duty this afternoon. Have you received my p-ctures yet? We are having excellent weather here now, real summer. How is the, weather In Hammond? P:d you re ceive the letter I wrote the other day? So Asa Bullock is an ensign now? I euro would like t" see him acain. lie alwavg was a pretty pood sort of a fellow. Well. I will have to rir.gr off for this time, co goodbye, and answer soon. Your brother. PRIVATE LEO .1. STEYER. Battery P. 62nd Arty., .'. A. C. A E. F. To Mrs. Pan L. Barber. 163 State St.. Hammond. wp"ys From L. J. Steyer. A. E. F . In France. May 23. Dear Si?t.-r and Brother: I received your most welcome letter yesterday and was sure glad to hear from yon. The letter s dated April 30 and was not quite, a month coming over. I also received a letter fr"m Louis, ona from Corinne and one from Leah; I had not heard from Leah for a long time. I am drawinsr $39.50 a month now; that Is pretty good, you know. When I first went into the army I was only getting $15 per month and now it Is twice as much. A first class gunner draws $3 more and a first class private $3.60 more and I am both now, besides the $35 a month private pay. I made the. allotment out to Ixuls the other day. It is only $10 a month but it i better than nothing and it will coma in handy to me when I get out of the army for you know I haven't any civilian clothes at all and I will have to buy a complete outfit when I get out. which means about $100 more or less, and I want one or two months to myself before starting to work. The three bnds I will have paid for From L. J. Steyer. Somewhere in France. May SO. Editor Times: This is my first letter to you but I thought T would write a few lines to congratulate you and the people of Hammond on th-i go.vi work you are doing for the fU.r. s!o for the city In having such suroe.n in buying Liber ty bonds. My sister, who livs In Hammond, sends me the Times and I certainly rn!-y reading It and always wait east erly until it arrives. This letter will find me In the best of health and enjoying life Immensely. We are having hot weather here and hope you people also are having fine weather. Three cheers for Hammond and your fine paper. Yours to help win the war, PRIVATE LEO J. STEYER. Battery B, 52nd Arty., C. A. C, A. E. F. fcitn.i'iiei. THE TliMES PMWTS MORE AUTO AD- VERTISiNG THAN ANY OTHER NEWSPAPER IN THIS MS1MCT AND IS THE BEST WAY FOR DEALERS i COAL Bvry early Saw TnorjLGV Aia tne iiontcrs Prevent hulks days .XT 3. UBL ADMrVISTRATIOy' TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE PROSPECTIVE CUSTOl TjTEvery Man in Lake County Who tiJlias Money to Use in Buying an Automobile Reads THE TIMES. ,3i 1 1 the 31st of July and I intend to make