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I Report of War Coumll Sorely
Will Thrill the Hearls of
AH # merican*. «
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Contrjiutions of; Material* anti T^rn
Have Been Identically Unending
-T^igures Work Blow
by the ya£i£i s Chapter*.
Octoberthe 3.-js*o chapter* >of ilfo4
Red Cross,held thelr.innuul aoeoti»j(s
to elect Queers and un ke re|M>rt*. J'o
be read nt:«!l these Meetings throng* -
ont the United States.,, he lted Cities*
War Connejl .sent the ..following ae
nuat message covering ,:he work <*tf
the Red Cross£or. the pa*i year:
To tlie Clmpte** ,ef the( American Rest
Crons :
The War CounOI. sends greetings to
l he chapters of .the Amrfletn Ke«f
Cross mi the oertmiqn of thea animal
meetings tor 1018.
" '*« >»*«*■ greet t*yjs go coupatula
Hons on the great work of (he eiippters
during the j»nst year and, ahovt all
things, on (lie wonderful spirit of jsnc
tiflee and patriotism .which lias per
vaded that work.
The strength ut the K*i*! OfOS* rest,
upon Its chapters. They ;»re Its bone
and sinew. They supply Its funds,
they supply Its men and women, tliey
supply Its enthusifixtu. i,et «s, then,
review together the Red •Crwxf story
of the past year.
Some Idea of the size lu whut^ your
Red Cross family has grown may be
gathered from the following facts.1
On May 1, 1917, just before (lie ap
pointment of the War Council, Up
American Red Cross had 486.194 mem
bers working through 562 chapters.
On July 31, 1918, the organization
numbered 20,648.103 annual members,
besides 8,000,000 members of the
Junior Red Cross—* total enrollment
of over one-fourth tbs population of
the United States.
Since the beginning of the war you
of the chapters have co-operated with
the Wnr Council In conducting two war
fund drives and one membership drive,
lu addition to the campaign 011 behalf
of the Junior Red Cross.
The total actual collections to date
from the first war fund have amounted
to more thun $115,000,000, The sub
scriptions to the second wnr fund
(•mounted to upwards of $176,000,000.
1 From membership dues the collec
tions have amounted to approximately
Splendid Work Done by WomeA
1 To the foreglng must be added that
eery large contribution of UilUeripIs
aiid time given by the millions of woni
ep throughout the country in surgical
dressings, In knitted articles, in hos
pital and refugee garments, In canteen
work, and the other iicttvtttes the chap
ters have r.e‘;: "“l-d j?.p^,on1":
It Is estimated that appr. ^
8,000.000 women are euguged In can
teen work and the production of relief
supplies through the chapters.
_ ' •'"■loti up to duly 1. 1918,
for tne p--- - *. . T ’
American Red Creek chaut#-., MdVUSU
their workrooms, had produced;
490,120 refuge* gur^--'
J,123.021 (ni 8uppll‘‘s>
* ,o,,-80,489 hospital garments.
10,i:$4,501 knitted articles.
192,748,107 surgical dressings.
A total of 221,282,838 article*—of an
estimated aggregate value of at least
These articles were largely the
product of women’s hands, and, by the
same token, infinitely more precious
than could have been the output of
factories or machines. These articles
going to the operating room of the hos
pitals, to homeless or needy refugees,
and carrying comfort to our own hoys
in the Held, convey a message of love
front the women of this country entire
ly distinct from the great money value
attaching to tlielr handiwork.
Money Spent in Work.
15.v the terms under which tlie first
Ked Cross war fund was raised, the
chapters were entitled to retain *25 per
cent of the amount collected. In order
defray local expenses, to carry on their
home service work, to purchase ma
terials to he utilized In chapter produc
tion and otherwise to meet the numer
ous calls made uisrn them. The chap
ters were thus entitled to retain nearly
$29,000,000. As u matter of fact, their
actual retentions utnounted to only
about $22,000,000.
Out of collections front annual mem
berships. the chapters have retained
about #11.000,000.
Krom this total sum. therefore, of $.*«,
000.000 retained hy the chapters, they
have met all the oftentimes very heavy
local demands upon them. hikI in ntldl
tlon have provided for use by national
headquarter* products valued, as
stated above, at upward* of $44,000,
The chapters have la effeet returnet
to the War Council, not alone the $.'M.
IN*i.ood retained out of the war funt
membership tines but. In value o
actual product, an additional contrlhu
tlon t.f at least $11,000,000.
It will thus been seen thut durlui
the eighteen mouths which have
elap-i d since the l nlled Slates en
lend the war, the American peopl
will have either paid in or pledged t
tie* A uteri call Ited Cross for It* worl
of relief throughout the world. I
. tt.iiivti n ne
This «rtp»ui1ug'«t'*enerosIty In ma
terial things has been,accompanied by
a spontaneity in tbecglvlng, by au eu
thuiasm and a devotion in the doing,
which, after *11, are greater and bigger
than could be anything measured in
terms of time <*r dollars.
It has been becumnwof this spirit
which has pervaded flfb American lied
Cross effort In this wat that the ngef
governor of one of the stricken anil
battered provinces of pHwnee stated
not long since that, though France had
long known of Americas greatness,
strength and euterprl.se.illt remained
fortlie American tied t'rus%,ln this war
to reveal America",* ihear.t.
In this country, art this mmipent, the
workers of the tied (Cross, through Its
chapters, are helping to add , to the
comfort and health-nr the, millions of
' our soldiers In 3*>2 rumps au<i anton
' nients. as well as .of those traveling on
irailyoad trains or enfbwrking. pujshipa
f;> or duty oversea*.
The home set-vine of CU> kedtirO'-S
Trpr tli its now more than 40t000. workgxs-,
is extending its ministrations of. Win
1*0'.hy and counsel mouth -
Njfyiwis of 1011.000 families bit behind
by .soldiers at the front—n number
.ev-yr^. growing with the Inerefio* <jf, our ■
ju«MVPnder anus.
MV. of course, the heart of the ijlod j
<3rons..grid Its money and attention fll
wnys ^ove toward and focus ,t3iem
selvesnc Kurope where the Anmcirim
Jtbd Cvojs. us truly “the greatest mot ti
er In the^ orld.” Is seeking to draw “a
vast pet.^f mercy through on oemsurn of
mispe&kmiie pain.”
nea vcn° worm necogmzea.
Nothing (1» withheld that can be
Riven over iU-*re to supplement the
efforts of otw tf<my (Hid navy In caring
for our own toee. Thd Bed Cross does
not pretend tc ,<jo thd work of the
medical corps of she army* or the navy;
its purpose 1* to i|>eU> and to supple
{'-or does the lied Cross seek to
gloglfy what It does igc those who do
It; *ur satisfaction Is |p the result,
which., we are assure? by Secretary
Baker, (Jeneral Pershing, general Ire
laud awl all our leaders, ,is of Ines
timable value and of Indispensable im
By the .first of January ;».ur Bed
Cross will have working In Fratme up
! wards of 5,W>0 Americans—a vivid
contrast to the little group of eighteen
men and women yhlch, as the first Bed
Cross commission to France, sailed
about June 1, 1037, f.o Initiate our ef
forts in Europe.
Under your commission to France
tho work has been carefully organized,
faculties have been provided, and ef
fective efforts made to so co-operate
with the army as to carry out the de
terminal Ion of the American people,
and especially of the member* of the
Bed Cross, that our hoys “over there’*
shall lack for nothing which may add
to their safety, comfort and happiness.
Your I ted Cross now has active, op
erating commissions In France, in Eng
land, In Italy, in Belgium, In Switzer- 1
land, tu Palestine hiiU In Greece. You
have sent a shipload of relief supplies
and a group of devoted workers to '
hortliern Bussla j you have dispatched 1
a commission to work behind our arm- 1
les in eastern Siberia; you have sent
special represent}! tiY?s* tu penmnrk, to ■
Serbia and to tho Island of Madeira. <
Carries Message of Hoo^ i
Youi' Hed Cross is tlurs extending re
lief to the artfties and navies of VjUr
allies ; and yon are carrying $ ^racUcal
messAge of hope tiad ,.epef t„ Hie
fflpmUy peui*»-flurofe and
Indeed, we are told hy those liest In
j formed In the countries of our allies
that the efforts of your lted Cross to
aid the soldiers and to sustain the
morale of t lie civilian populations left
at home, especially in France and
Italy, have constituted a very reul fac
tor In winning the war.
The veil has already begun to lift.
The defection of Bulgaria, which by
the time this message can he read may
have been followed by events still more
portentous, may point tin* way to yet
greater lted Cross opportunity and ob
ligation. "The cry from Macedonia” to
come and help will probably prove one
of the most appealing messages to
which the world has ever listened.
What the lted Cross may be called
upon to do in the further course of the
war. or with the coming of victory,
peace und reconstruction, It would be
idle to attempt to prophesy.
But your great organization, in very
truth "the mobilized heurt and spirit
of the whole American people," has
shown Itself equal to any call, ready to
respond to any emergency.
Spirit of All Best and Mignesi.
The American lied Cross has become
not so much an organization as a great
movement, seeking to embody In organ
ized form the spirit of service, the
spirit of sacrifice—In short, all that is
host and highest in the Ideals and as
pirations of our country.
Indeed we canuot hut believe that
tills wonderful spirit which service in
and for the Ked Cross has evoked In
tills war. Is destined to become in onr
national life an element of permanent
At Christinas time we shall ask the
whole American people to answer the
Hed Cross Christ lima roll call. It will
constitute a unique appeal to every
man, woman and child in this great
land of ours to become enrolled in onr
army of mercy.
It Is the hope of tiie War Council
that this Christmas tmnnliershlp roll
call shall constitute a reconsei'ratiou
of the whole American people, an in
stilling reussertlon to mankind that in
tills hour of world tragedy, not to con
quer hut to serve is America's supreme
> aim.
Henry I’. Davison, ’Chairman.
1! ^ ^
View of the city of Metz, which is now under tire of the American artillery. This Is tile most powerfully fortified
city in the world.
Toura«r~The American nripv in Et
nope,could he fed and clothed and a
Its creutuec comforts looked niter fc
flhrce months if not another pound t
supplies was. secured. This was th
*tn foment mule here by officers of Ki
nrmy (juarteMnnster's depsrtmeu'
which directs Hgs mammoth work o
It gives an Idea of the vast *u»cl
of reserve resources stored In ffc
miles of warehouses stretching fnm
the coast inland to -the fighting line
and it is a comforting assurance, too
that this huge reserve will be kept
up through the coming winter period
so that the American soldier's warmth,
as well as ids food and clothing, will
be fully looked after.
Some Big Job.
It is a huge undertaking to feed a
million men even for a single day—a
million men scattered to a thousand
points, in trenches, on battlefields nnd
ramp*, along 300 miles of front and for
a depth of 500 miles. And when are
added houslug and clothing and the
period is extended through the win
ter months of cold and frost, with the
prospect that another million or two
)f men may tie headed this way before
ong—with these elements one gets
<oine idea of the magnitude of the
supply problem for h million or more
Here at the center of the system,
there the receipts are regulated and
he distribution made, there was an
ipportunity of learning some of the
letalls of how the system operates.
In the food branch alone it takes
iver 4,(XX),000 pounds of food every
lay to feed the nrmy. This
0 — r* •'-r I
,ivuh finny consumption of fowl ein
tfttWS i.uoo pounds Of flolir baked
luto a million pounds o? bread every
Jay, 875,000 pounds of fVvsh beef,
875,000 pounds of potatoes. 200, nOO
isiunds of sugar unu 1Z»,1*JU pounds oi ; |
tomatoes. The pepper and salt f<ri a (|
single day is 42,600 pounds.
Army coffee Is roasted c,r the fate ;
of 70,000 pounds a day, and Vi takes ;
20,fKX) pounds of suilOttlod nleoliol to (
cook this coffee through the month. 1
The Iteef Is the bulkiest product
Used each day, and occupies a daily
apace of 45,000 cubic feet, or about
the dimensions of a business Mock, of
solid meat. Flour comes next, requir
ing 25,000 cubic feet of dally space,
and potatoes about the same.
A Few Daily Items.
These nre only a few of the main
items. But the list runs nil through
the many requirements of the over
see army ration, with vast quantities
| in ench case. Here nre some of the
other diflly Items; Bacon, 225.000
pounds; beans, 75,000 pounds; rice,
60.000 pounds; onions, 250,000 pounds;
evaporated fruit. 70,000 pounds; Jam,
70.000 pounds; milk, 62,600 pounds;
vinegar, 40,000 pounds; lurd, Pl.000
pounds; butter, 51,000 pounds; syrup,
40.000 pounds.
These being tncl.Med In the over
sea ration, every one of the million
I- men Is entitled to fela full allowance,
II and It must go forward to him wber
r ever lie Is. So that besides the vast
f ilail.v stock there is the question of
e ttnfuillng daily delivery, first by rtill
ways and cumlon trains, and then to
p | tlie individual soldier.
' j Besides this 4.000,000 fMiunds of food
f 1 moving forward dally to the troops.
j<eAch man carries with him two days’
: I.emergency ration, 5 pounds to the man,
■ | an additional 5,000,000 |M>unds of food
i j for aji army of a million men. Of the
I emergency ration, carried on the back,
j there 1* outstanding every day 2.000.
1000 pounds of corned beef and 2,000,
i 0110 pounds of hardtack. 300,000 pounds
of sugar, 02.500 pounds of coffee, 20,- I
(KNf pounds ut suit, and 500.000 pounds
of solidified alcohol for heating and
cooking while on march. * j j
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Yankee Fighters Heap Troubles
on the Censor.
When Out of the Trenches He "Telle
'Em About It” in Ream*
and Reams.
I'nris.—The letter-writing crure has
struck the American army.
Just as soon as lie gets out of the
trenches the doughboy washes up,
scurries around for pen and paper and
sits down to tell ’em all about It. And
he tells ’em in ream! and reams.
..... -•>*>.’ nr Sli^S, as he
ffiptllttlllvely kicks his steel helmet
Only n little wiry, French terrier,!
but a pnl to this lonely Tommy out on
“No Sinn's Land.” Picked up between
the lines during a raid the little dog and
: great big man have become Insepara
ble. The terrier bus at lust found a
peaceful home even If It Is only In a
I tin hat of n P.rltisli Tommy.
“No boys, l*iii not so very tired," I
tuld the Y. U. C. A. secretary, “.lust |
a little after a week of lliat,” indicat
ing with a wnve of his hand the coun
try behind, from which came lncessaut
sounds of artillery and machine-gun
I’.ut he was dead tired, and the am
bulance driver who was giving him
a ride knew It. The secretary's head
bobbed from side to side as the ambu
lance thumped along the rough road.
At Intervals the Y. M. C. A. man slept,
roughly roused whenever a shell-hole
Jolt threw him agulust the side of the
The ambulance was stopped by the
Fide of tlte road so that the driver
j might tighten a loose bolt.
”j Kuess I’ll He down for a minute
1 t bile you are working.” said the Y. M.
| t\ A. secretary. In a second he was
I uml asleep by the road.
| uu hour later the driver shook him
“Sorry to wake you up." lie said,
“but I absolutely must be getting on.
I'm likely to be court-martialed now
for l>elng so long on tills Job, but I
would rather tuke n ‘month and a
month' than have robbed you of that
sleep. I decided thut the wur could
go on for an hour without me. while
you tore off 40 winks."
This Is Just one of many Instance*
showing how the Y. V. C. A. stand*
j with the army. That driver bad vol
| untarlly risked getting Into troubU
with Ills commanding officer becaus*
he knew the lied Triangle man need
ed sleep.
Wants Twins In Same Company.
Topeka. Kan.—Martin I.itke, a farm
er of Council drove, does not ask ex
niptlim for his twin sons, deorgp am
j Jerry. All he wanted of the dlstrie
. draft board was that they should o
1 to war together. The board gruutc
I the request.
« • T
> < Queenstown.—Tlie Right Itev- J
* J erend Doctor Browne, Lord Blsh- X
«< op. Is a person of consequence, |r
') »s his title might Indicate. X
o He hud settled hitnself coin- T
* ] fortutiljr In the corner of u first X
■ • class compartment when. Just T
! us the train pulled out, a happy X
‘ • and carefree crowd of American T
sailors piled Into the compart- X
; 1 nient. I
, They were on leave an 1 every- T
■ bisly’s friends. X
i "Are you a priest 7” asked X
| one. -• T
• “I supisise I was at one time." T
J was tlie good-humored reply of X
■ the man who was known T
) throughout the land as "Ills X
■ lordship.” +
J "Well, I was a chief gunner at $
■ one time,” khe Jackie replied. +
! "hut I have been disrated also— X
■ through booze!” T
♦ ♦ ♦ ♦♦•H-M-H ♦-f-l'I 1 If 4"f-f4 H-.
under his cot "I've got to write to ms
••nd pa. Kittle and Johnny Hoggs over
ut Canton, O. Then, I owe Nell John
son a letter. And I’ve got to scribble
ii few lines to Uncle Abe and Aunt
Minnie. After that I’ll answer those
letters of Bill and Tom.”
Writing materials—paper and en
velopes—are not always plentiful
where the doughboy Is stationed, and
for a while It wns doubtful whether
the Inst of his correspondence list
would receive their letters, for the
supply In the small town stores
soon exhausted. Hut the (• \ ,
••r.rnlnd of this ac»7city, soon ar
ranged to supply all contingents. It
j sent out seven million sheets of writ
ing paper and some S.fUin.OUO envelopes
a month.
With the tremendous growth of the
expeditionary force, orders have been
Increased and the estimate for next
year Is 120,000.000 sheets of paper and
00,000,000 envelopes.
This means that the Yanks will use
1 about 720 tons of writing materials
i 720 tons of news and comfort for the
J folks at home.
And when the censor officers stop to
consider It they grow weak, for It Is
their duty, along with everything else,
to censor the letters and see to It that
1 the soldier uses discretion ind doesn't
mention things of military Importance.
Best Dishwasher and Best Cook Ought
to Make Useful Combi
Kansas City. Kan.—Two Knnsas |
champions. the tiest pastry eook In ttie
state anil the hcst dishwasher In the
state, were married here recently.
Frauds A. l>avis, seventy, a veteran of '
the Civil war and eldef pastry eook at
the Soldiers' home at Leavenworth,
Knn., and Mrs. Ida N. Wilson, forty
nine, a widow employed ns a dishwash
er at the home were the parties.
Made Chaplain Hurry Because He
Wanted to Catch Up With
Hla Company.
With the American Army at the
Marne.—A long line of dust-covered
Yankees were pushing their way
through a shell-battered village near
I Chnteau-Thlerry toward a ridge of
Idlls from which came the rumble of
artillery tire. At a crossroad# they
came upon u chaplain, waiting beside
a broken-down sidecar. One of the
doughboys fell out of line uud walked
rapid>y up to the crossroads.
''Say, Chaplain, baptize tve quick,
! will you?” he urged. “We'll he in the
line to-night!"
The chupluln walked away trom tlw
"I»o you believe”-lie began.
“Yes, sir; I believe everything!” in
terjected the hoy; “hut I've got to
I : catch my company. Can't you make It
t ! quick?”
> In less than a minute the ceremony
I was over and lie was running up the
* 1‘outi
Imperative That Physicians and
Nurses Not Be Summoned
Unless Necessary.
Surgeon General Blue Tells What te
Do for Persons Sick With Spanish
Influenza—Use of Gauze
Masks Recommended.
Washington.—In an effort to reduce
unnecessary calls on the over worked
physicians throughout the country be
cause of the present epidemic of |u.
tluenzu, Surgeon General Blue of tt,u
United States piddle health service
calls upon the people of the country tu
learn something about Hie home care
of patients 111 with IntluenZa. |>|,v.
slcians everywhere liave complained
about tlie large number of unnecessary
calls they have had to make because
of the Inability of many people to die
tlngulsh between the cases requiring
expert medical care and these which
could readily he cared for without *
physician. With Influenza continuing
to spread in many parts of the coun
try. and with an acute shortage of doc
tors and nurses everywhere, every uu
"•*.wry call on either physicians or
nurses makes it so much harder to
meet the urgent needs of the pntiem,
who are seriously III.
Pretent Generation Spoiled.
"The present generation," sni.l the
aurge..n general, "has been .sfM,||,-<i hr
! having had exjH*rt medical and nursing
'-are readily nvallahle. It was i„.r <„
in the days of our grumlinolh, rs, when
every good housewife was expected t„
know a goo.I deal about the cur*1 of the
"Every person who feels sick and
appears to he developing an attack
of inltueoaa should at once he pnl t#
l»e.| In a well-ventilated r.s.ia, if hia
bowel* have moved regularly It la not
necessary to give a physic; where a
Phy sic la needed, a dose of castor oil
or Itoehelle salts should he given.
"The room should Is* cleared of all
unnecessary furniture, hric a-hrac, and
rugs. A wash liasln. pitcher, and slop
howl, soap and towel should |>e at
hand, preferably in the r.s.iu or Jud
outside the door.
"If the patient is feverish a doctor
should he called, and this should be
done In any case if the patient appear*
very sick, or coughs up pinkish (t.i.ssl
stained) aputnm. or breathes rapidly
and painfully.
"Moat of the patients cough up cod
alderahle mucus; In some, thera la
much mucus discharged from fhe noa*
pud throat. This material should not
by collected In haiMtfcevsfoers.se-'
rather In blta of old rags, or toll, and
Tier, o{ tin pn|>er napkins. As sooires
It sc.I, these rags or paper* should !d.
placed In a paper hug kept beside ty.
I.e.1 I'm-ket handkerchiefs are out
pluce In the ah k room and should mi
he n«ed hv patient*. The rugs or pa
pers In the pajMT hag should he hurtled.
"The patients will not he hungry,
an.I the diet should therefore he light
Milk, a aoft-holled egg. some toast or
crackers, u hit of Jelly or Jutu. stewed
fruit, some cooked cereal llk« oatmeal,
hominy or rice—these will suffice I*
Host cases.
Comfort of Patient.
• The comfort of the patient de|*MsH
>ii a number of little thing*, “lid these
du.uld not he overlookml.
Ho se may he mentioned a well vent
luted room; a thoroughly clean be*
with fresh, smooth sheets and plbo"
rase*; quiet, so that refreshing »*"t
may he had; cool drinking water f"0
venleut'" place>l; it cool nonpros >'
the forehead If there Is headache,
keeping the patient * hands awl
clean, and the hair combed k<s-| n|
his mouth clenu, preferably with IMI,n*
pleasant month wash; letting ,l“‘ ,l*
tlent know that aomeone Is within •* ■
hut io>t annoy log him w ith t"» ulU
fussing; giving the patient plenty 11
opportunity to rest and sleep
• It Is advisable to give the *!ek r>«"
a g>»»l airing several times a
“So much for the patient,
equally Important to consider the P"
■*•11 who Is caring for him h i
port nut to remember that the > me
Is spread l.y breathing germ laden
ter sprayed Into the air by the jl#
In coughing or even In ordinal y
lug. The attendant should there
wear a gauae mask over *"’r
nnd nose while she Is in the sick r _
Hiii'li a mask Is easily made by "
a piece of gauze four fold, sew
piece of lii|>e Ht the four corm ■ ^
tying the upper set of tape* j,
ears, the lower set around it"
If the folded piece of g»,,,!,> l!l
six Inches sipinre It will nhc y
both mouth and none. Sl"" * f(,r
ran he worn without discomfort ^
several hours, after which 1 1
boiled In water, dried and use
Observe Cleanliness.
“The nttendnnt should, 11 „
W;iir a washable g.iwn or an .#
which covers the dress. This «
II much simpler to avoid Ini" 11 ,«
•it Is deslruble Unit nil »"*' r
lenrn how to use n*fe-ver tin "" .pj
Tills Is nut at all a dlMW ult mat > • #
the use of such n tlienii"'1'1 _(
; great help In coring for Um ''.,-,,10111
Tho drupirfiR who mj1ls mh'**' ^
I *»t«>rn will l»«* Kind ,NV *"
HT** unlit'1"
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