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Million Letters In the Mails Today
Bearing Magic Words "With the Colors" Keynote of the Splendid Work the Y.M.C.A. Does Among Our Men In Uniform Is Keeping Them In Touch With the Folks at Home. STAMPED WITH STARS AND TTultifarious Ways in Which the Association Appeals to Your Boy, Your Neighbor's Boy, or Some Boy You Know and Love Creates a Helpful Environment in Cantonment, on Way Overseas, in Front Line Trench and Beyond First to Aid as He Comes Tottering Back Give Your Share of the $35,000,000 Required to Accomplish This "Last Evidence That Somebody Cares.'' 3T was evening on the broad Hempstead Plain, Long Inland, where the Rainbow division was pending its last night before embark ing for France. It had been raining hard in the afterno. n -a cold, steady autumu downpow and there was nothing to suggest the rainbow in the outward aspect of the ramp. Lines (and linea of sodden canvas housed 27,000 men, gathered from 27 different states. The ground was dotted with pools and quagmires. Under the wet canvas it was damp and cold, with a penetrating chill. Lit by flickering candles, the tents were far from cheer ful shelter for a man's last night in bis native land. ', But there were seven big tents 'wlicrc electric lights, numbers and friendliness made the night pleasant. rjj j. Music, Caries, Good Reading end Correspondence Facilities in Y. Building. In each of these a soldier was strum ming on a piano; others were r."a ling books and nsgaltnet; hundreds Iffl writing lc.ter.s home, Behind the I raised counter at one end three or four i young m 'ii were busy passing out notepaper and enve:opes, selling eUmpj and weighirg parcels, which j the men were sending home. One of ' the soldiers said to me as I 6tood in the tent used chiefly by men from Iowa: "We came all the way here from lies Moines, and we were mighty lonely. Then we found tnis Y. M. C. A. on the Job, and it's been a home and mure than a home to us. It gave us what we wanted when we needed it most. We'll never forget it. The boys' best friend le the V. M. ('. A." Fine. Clean Cut. Upstanding Fellow. How close those benches were pack ed with men, bending over the long tables absorbed In their wrltln.1;! What an appeal to the sympathies those great groups of soldiers make! Fill'', ( le.iu cut. upstending fellows,' some of them ni'Tc boys, one thinks kWM ltat)lj oi tin- s.u-riiici.' they have mad' f ir the rest of us and how pro clous thejf are to some one bac k home. iHMffltN, In far off arm or village or c.ty street, there are parents or broth. ts or wives who would give all they possess for one glimpso of those sunburned faced as you and 1 see them on tlteir last night before going arroas. Anil it was with a throb of the heart that 1 watched them, bent over their letter paper, in one after, another of those seven big tents. These were the tents of the Y. M. C. A On that last night In America the association was serving the soldiers In the best of all ways giving them an opportunity to write home. On previous nights they had enjoyed box-1 tng bouts, movies, concerts, dramatics j and a score of healthy entertainments as well as religious meetings. But on tola last night borne ties were strong est And perhaps that Is the keynote! of the splendid work the V M C. A. Is doing among our mea In uniform keeping them In touch with home Magic Words, "With the Colors." In these times there are tome let ters that mean more to us than any we have ever read before. They are written on sheets of paper stamped with the 8tars and Stripes and thai red triangle ot the Y M c A., and j tbey bear the magic words, "With the' Colors." There are many more than a million such letters in ibu nuns nu while you read this. Perhaps oue all Send "YOUR BOY" the HmM Pajxr, VvVli te thai STRIPES AND RED TRIANGLE least Is on Its way to you. Each one of our 16 cantonments, where the new national army is being trained, is using more than a mi. lion sheets of i hi paper every month. In the draft army alone that means 16,000,000 fila ments of lovo every month reaching out from the great encampment wnere the men are being trained into the greatest army IhU nation has ever dreamed and binding tnem to the heart at home. Multiply that by thinking of all the other places where I'ncle Sam has men with the flag In navy yards, on the high seas, in arse nals and officers' training camps and "Over There" In France. In all these places men are writing home. Those unassuming little sheets of notepaper gladden millions of hearts a day. They transfer more love from one M. C. A. part of the world to another than sta tistica can express. Statistics are pretty poor anyway when it comes to reckoning in terms of love and human tenderness. Let's put It this way: That the Y. M. C. A. is the biggest ex press company tho world has ever seen, and the parcels it la handling are the loves and devotions of human beings. World's Best Loved Trademark. This war has made us think hard and fast. Your boy or your neigh bor's gay or some boy you know and love has been called to do his share in the big job of policing the world for democracy and human liberty. Is it any comfort to you to know that wher ever his duty may call hini your boy will uave a friend that will serve him in body, mind and soul? Are you glad to know that this friend will place books an ! magazines at uLs disposal, urgauize ffilajMg to teach him what ever he wants to learn, give him a pocket testament and invite him to Join religious meetings oi the faith that he was brought up In? Did you realize that the association provide.; athletic equipment for his favorite games, teaches hini games if he kuowo none and holds concerts, lectures, movies, Bible classes, dramatic enter tainments and every kind of whole some amusement to keep him Interest ed" Are you glad to know that this friend will go with him overseas, help to shield him from a score of dlitlcult and dangerous temptations and follow him right up to the front line trench and beyond U7. The last contact the soldier has with this life he loves so well Is a cup of tea given him by the Y. M. C. A. free Just before he goes "over the top" to a hand to hand strug gle with the enemy. And as he cornea tottering back from No W.n's Land, wounded, but strong enough and plucky enough to keep on his feet, even before his wounds are dressed the Y. U. C. A. 1b waiting for nini with tea and sweet chocolate, the great com forts of the man In the trenches. Do you wonder tl at the Red Triangle Is called "the best loved trademark la the world?" One sold ei In France baa called it "the last evidence that any body cares." If every thinking citizen could see with his or her own eyes something of the actual work being dou'i for our men by the sssoclatlon there would ba no question of the Y M C A having to api eal to the public for money Itather than M this essential work faite' for a., ImtatJ iich men would sell emir a. otl cars, p o iu.-u aould forego povrnd poserlons or even ne cessities. The work mjt'. go on, be cause there Is no ore thing that con tributes so much to the plrlt and ef ficiency of tho troop. The Y. M ft A. It working nlg'it and day to help the Rovernment win this war And every penny that Is given to aid tho work Is a direct assistance to the health, happiness and strength of your boy and mine Snapshots of Kaleidoscopic Work. In all the big cities In France where our men pass through In large Hum bert, the Y. M. C. A. Is operating hostels, where they can get beds and meals at a minimum cost. In London the American Y. M. C A. nas erected a large bul'.ding for our soldiers and a clubhouse for American officers. There are Y. M C. A dug mts right behind the front line .trenches, where tho soldiers can get hot drinks, crack ers and other comforts at all hours Over 2,000 men who had been reject ed on account of physical disability have been able to get Into the British army by reason of the physical work of the British Y. M. C. A. A fleet of motor cars leaves the big Y. M. C. A. headquarters in London at midnight every night to pick up sol diers who are wandering about the streets without any wholesome lodging in which to spend the night These cars are operated by Englishwomen of position and refinement, who report that they never meet any discourtesy at the hands of the soldiers. The Im portance of this service can be esti mated by the fact that at least 50,000 soldiers are on leave In London every week. Over half of these sleep In Y. M. C A bed every night. Entertainment on Vast Scale. The Y. M. ft A. has erected a big auditorium, seating 3,000, in each of the big draft camia, and huge Chautau qua tents, seating 2 500 in the otner encampments. The association Is run ning a 22 week entertainment circuit among the camps and is paying 16 companies of entertainers, who are traveling to 30 camps performing be fore the men. In each of the draft camps the Y. M. C. A. has ten secretaries engaged in educational work. The association Is aaatafl to it that everv man who I cannot speak English is caught to do so. In many of tno camps the asso ciation has a singing director, who is 1 teaching tho men to sing the popular and martial airs that do so much to keep up their spirits. Of 64 Y. M. C. A. men at Camp i Dix only three are being paid full sal i aries. In all the camps the majority i of the Y. M. C. A. men have left lucra i live positions to do this work simply be auso its appeal is Irresistible to I my red blooded man. Harry Lauder, ; tho famous Scotch singer and como ' dlan, now on his farewell concert tour ' In the Unit' d States. Is giving all his I snare time to the service of the asso : elation and Is tinging to the soldiers ! at all the camps he can reach. In one of the draft camps the Y. M. i C. A. is supervising athletics on 120 ' playing fields, providing full athletic ; equipment. The winners of the lnter regimental games will play the cham pions of the other camps. One of the greatest services render ed by the association Is the making A Ked I nanciie Uucjout in the Trenchei. out of money orders by which the men can send their pay home to their fam ilies. In Home of the big camps the Y. M. C. A. is providing banking facil ities for the men as well. Do Your Bit With Tenner. This month (November) the T. M. C. A. must raise $35,000,000 to carry on its work among our soldiers and their allies until next July. Of this (35.000.000 about $24,000,000 will be spent on the work with our own troopa or about $10 for every man in Uncle Barn's uniform. If everybody who has received letters from soldiers and sail ors were to contribute $10 the task would be easy. Are your boy's health and happiness and clean soul worth $10 to youT Your town mayor, your pastor, your school superintendent will know who is the treasurer of the campaign com mittee in your county or town. Other wise send a check or money order to Cleveland H. Dodge, treasurer, 114 East Twenty-eighth street, New York Oity. . Only sacrificial giving by millions of givers will make possible the contin uance of Ibis vast work for American soldier i and for those of our allies. he geU each hue O. K. Directory of Cattle and Hog Breeders of Breckinridge County Planters Hall Stock Farm Glen Uesn, Ky, Polled Durham Cattle. Poland China Hogs. Short Horn Cattle. Hampshire Sheep Have won IO0() Ribbons at State Fairs Fast Five Years Valley Home Stock Farm W. J OWES A INI, P'j5'lleri Hardinsburg, Ky., Route 1 Poland China Hogs a Specialty Polled Durham Cattle ORCHARD HOME FARM G. P. MAYSEY. Proprielor BREEDER OP Registered Duroc Jersey Hogs. Hardinsburg, Ky., Route 2. DRURY'S STOCK FARM C. H. DRURY. Proprietor Farmer and Breeder of Registered Duroc Jersey Hogs Sows, Boars and Gilts For Sale Irvington, Ky., R. F. D. No. t CLEAN HEALTHY WHEAT SEED ESSENTIAL SPLENDID CROP OF (From the United States Department of Agriculture.) Sound, clean, henlthy seed Is the first requisite for the largely increased vthent crop which the United States department of ncriculture hopes to see A 1l,.,,,i-H iA MU V 111 A L JCUI. II HULC.ri IUC I source of supply, farmers will find It to their advantage, says the depart ment, to see that only good seed Is planted. What has been said is equally true of seed for the rye crop Which, the department hopes to see much larger than usual next year. If a farmer lias seed from his own crop which is satisfactory so far as variety and general condition nfe con cerned, hi should lose uo time in get ting it into shape for storage until planting time. The fanning mill is the farmer's best friend in this task. The farmer by till means should have such a mill, and if he lias not and is unable to obtain oue, should borrow or rent his neighbor's mill, or several farmers can Join In buying oue. A funning mill removes weed seeds, smut uud shriv eled grain and leuves only plump ker nels, practically every one of which may be depended upon to produce u thrifty plant. After it is cleaned, how ever, the seed should be treated in or der that the smut may be prevented. Scab Is more likely to be prevented by seed treatment, but the use of the fan ning mill will assist materially In Im proving the crop grown from seed known to have contained scabby ker nels. Buy Seed From Neighbor. If the fanner is dependent on out side sources for his seed, he should buy from his neighbor If possible, so that RED CROSS SOCIETY The Cloverport Red Cross Society sends off its first box this week to the St. Louis Chapter where all of the cotton puce are unpacked ami are sterilized then repacked for shipment to the base Glen Valley Stock Farm I. L ROIIKTIO. rupilttoi Glen Dean, Ky, Polled Durham a d Shorthorn Cattle. Duroc Jersey Hogs Dealer In Leaf Tobacco Thos. O'Donoghue Healer in and Bleeder of Polled Durham and Shorthorn Cattle. Po land China Hogs and Plymouth Rock Chickens Hardinsburg, Ky., Route 1 Paul Woodrow Wilson Irvington. Ky. Farmer and Buyer of Live Stock and Tobacco Park Place G. N. Lyddan Farmer and Feeder Irvington, Ky. WHEAT lie may be more likely to get seed well adapted to his conditions. It is advis able to buy as soon after harvest as possible, as at this time prices are likely to be lowest. If the farmer de lays, his neighbors may dispose of all their surplus grain and he may be forced to plant seed grown under con ditions radically different from his own. If the farmer patronizes a seeds man he should Insist on getting seed grown as near his section as possible. If seed Is uileeted by diseases, care ful Inspection will usually disclose tho fact. The presence of 'stinking smut in wheat Is indicated by the odor and the presence of scub by the uppenr anee of the kernels. Purchased seed should, of course, be cleaned and treat ed for the destruction of the spores of disease-producing fungi, If the exam ination shows this to be necessary. Selecting Varieties. In choosing varieties of wheat, the farmer should be guided by the ex periences of his neighbors and the ad vice of his state experiment station. This Is true also of rye, but there are available fewer varieties of rye than of wheat. The stations can furnish com parative statistics on the yields and behavior of a number of varieties of the two cereals. After the grain farmer has procured a supply of satisfactory seed he should store It carefully, so that It will keep in good coodltlou and will be safe from the depredations of rats, mice and in sects. Bins which are supposedly rat proof are uvallable on practically all farms and It will pay farmers to seo that they are kept In good condition to keep out the rodents. hospitals in France. The box was valued at 9100 and it con tained the following articles: 16 com plete sets of woolen articles, each set consists of four pieces, sweat r, muffler, wristlets and a pair of socks. Two afa ghans, 12 doz napkins, id doz and 5 tray cloths, 19 table cloths, 4'2 doz pil low slips, I doz. sheets, 3 doz. and 9 hand towels, 2O doz. handkerchiefs, 4 doz and 7 tea towels, Shit doz. swaths, 23 bath towels Now is the time to SubncriL IN COLORADO. THE HOWARD FARMS I. M. HOWARD SON. Pro. Shorthorn Cattle Duroc Hogs Hampshire Sheep Glen Dean, - Ky. Beard Bros. Hardinsburg, Ky. Oealen In Live Stock and Tobacco The Webster Stock Farm HUM H. aORlOM. O.n.f Farmer, Dealer, Breeder and Feeder 'of Hereford and Jersey Cattle Webster, Ky. This Space For Sale l. c. taulI Insurance Office I Cloverport, Kentucky I Fire, Lightning Tor nado and Windstorm, Life, Accident, Health Insurance. Old Reliable Companies MM M 4E 4hM Henry Trent II. W. Trent ;p.:L. Davli ft Hardinsburg Livery Livery, Feed and Sale Stable I Hardinsburg, : Ky. I V. G. BABBAGE ATTORNEY Get my Rates for Collecting Notes and Mortgages by Suit iu the Circuit Conrt. Cloverport, Kentucky Dr. R. L Stephenson DENTIST Has Permanently Located In Hardinsburg Office in Masonic Building formerly occupied by Da H. E. Royalty R. B. McGlothlan Dealer In Second Hand Goods Business Solicited IRVINGTON, KY If iou are going to have a sale, von will need an Auctioneer My Motto: Service Wil iug to work for the money. 2'i years experience; Prices Reasonable; Yours for a clean sale; write me at Irv ington, Ky. COL. H. J. QOK5UCH "Uncle Sam" Ramsey is Dead. Stephensport, Ky , Nov la. (Special). "Unc e" Sanford Ramsey, as he was fami larly known, aged sixty nine years, departed this lite on Saturday evening, 9 o'clock, at the h juie of his daughter, M'S. I'M Ramsey He had liee i ill only a short while. The funeral service was held In the Baptist '-bu-eb. of which he was a mem 'er Sui day if. oon by Rev. Rusjel Walker.