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The Marines would die for Old Baptist "Doc"—He almost died for them #»• -t \ By Bergt ALEXANDER WOOLLCOTT of "The Stars and Stripes," A E. F. \ 'a i k it 1 v .V, vV V <i S-pKr v JL a y ■ & ( cu / Why you should give twice as much as you ever gave before! The need is for a sum 70 °fo greater than any gift ever asked for since the world began. The Government has fixed this sum at $170,500,000. • By giving to these seven organizations all at once, the cost and effort of six additional campaigns is saved. Unless Americans do give twice as much as ever before, our soldiers and sailors mgy not enjoy during 1919 their 3600 Recreation Buildings 1000 Miles of Movie Film 100 Leading Stage Stars 2000 Athletic Directors 2500 Libraries supplying 5,000,000 books 85 Hostess Houses 15,000 Big-brother "secretaries" Millions of dollars of home comforts When you give double, you make sure that every fighter has the cheer and comforts of these seven organizations every step of the way from home to the front and back again. You provide him with a church, a iheatre, a cheerful home, a store, a school, a club and an athletic field — and a knowledge that the folks back home aiv* with him, heart and soul I You have loaned your money to supply their physical needs. Now give to nvaintain the Morale that is winning the war 1 / And Baptist Doc is only one of thousands who are serving your boys in the great religion of Fatherhood , 9 whose creed and faith are Service , Keep them on the job next year! Pershing needs a thousand like them every month . UNITED WAR WORK. CAMPAIGN V M.C.A. y. w.c a. y' F0* TNI »OT5 rf ovin aw« r KAT'L CATHOLIC WAR COUNCIL—K. of C. i 5 s rA YWCA j XWTB-1 YMCAi I es JEWISH WELFARE BOARD V » WAR CAM? COMMUNITY SERVICE This Space Donated By BONNER WATER & LIGHT CO. INTERNATIONAL DINING ROOM (W. W. FERBRACHK, Prop.) WALDEN BROS. This Space Donated By REID'S DEPARTMENT STORE BETHLEHEM GOLD MINES, Ltd. CRESCENT GARAGE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION i' SALVATION ARMY Y OU would tum your pockets inside out for the United War Work Campaign if you knew dear old "Doc" of the Marines, a white-haired, slow-speaking padre, who is Y. secretary with the leathernecks and so beloved by them that it's past telling. He was a preacher in Arizona—had been, I think, a missionary with the lepers when the war came, and he went from his pulpit to the Y. They have always loved him, the Marines. 1 think it was because he had the genius for meeting all mankind brother to-brother. And because he would not spare himself any hardship that the boys had to undergo. If they hiked, he would not ride. If they had to march half-way across France as fast as their legs would carry them, Doc marched, too, and what is more, carried the full pack, lest any boy should ever say old Doc did not know what a real hike meant. Of course, thpir devotion became a cult on the Marne when it was he who took the hind end of a litter and went out through a very rain of shells to bring in and save the wounded colonel. And thev did save him. Can't vou picture it—the two of them creeping over the treacherous ground, with tl private turning now and then and hissing back to poor ol bulky Doc not to "stick up so far" in the air? . That little expedition dropped Doc unconscious with gas and shrapnel, and when he came to he found that quite mysteriously, all his Y ensignia had been cut away and Marine emblems sewed on in their place. Doc holds services now and then. I know of one a young Jew organized. It was held in a deserted church which a volunteer squad had spent three hours in cleaning for the occasion—three hours routing the dust and cobwebs and litter of fallen plaster and broken glass. Then the congregation trooped in and the service began with the distribution of rosaries fished from Doc's capacious pockets for the Catholic boys, some of whom had lost theirs in the fight. They have a way of looping their rosary through their left shoulder strap and wearing it into battle as the knights of old wore their lady's colors into the jousts. It is an inspiring thing to see a whole company thus beautifully uniformed, but sometimes they come back with the beads torn away. Well, Doc distributed his own supply and ' I doubt if a passerby at that moment would have suspected him of being a Baptist clergyman. Doc—and indeed most of the padres of the front—have to rake their memories to tell what denomina tion was theirs before they took this great communion.