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AT OUR HOUSE
Eyes O’Blue and Touslehead Learn About the Red Cross By JUDD MORTIMER LEWIS We have talked It over at our house. Talked it over as we have never talked It over before. We did not want Eyes O’Blue to know about it, nor did we want to lay any part of the world's heavy burden upon the heart of Tousle head. We have taught them that the world Is a good and a beautiful place, but last night, gathered beneath the light In the humble little parlor at our house, we talked It over between us. Eyes O'Blue and Touslehead were told that, while the world is good, it is not all good; that there are men who have started out to slave the world and who In the furtherance of that ambi tion have done awful things. Gradually as the tale was told they drew nearer until we sat with our arms about them. We told them of hands hacked from baby wrists, of death rained from the sky upon help less little ones, of murder rising from the sea’s green deeps to feed upon helpless mothers and babies. And then we told them how these splendid soldier boys we see every day are going to the far front to fight and, If need be, die to keep this hor ror from our land. We told thrtn of burns and wounds and suffering. JOHN MADISON’S FAMILY When John Madison sailed for France there were no indications that his family would suffer In a pecuniary way while he served his country. John’s father was earning good wages. John’s younger brother, Henry, a driver, was helping out the family budget. Then John’s father was stricken with pneumonia. His earning power stop ped. Henry met with an accident If John had stayed home he could have carried his mother and little sisters through the crisis. But John was with Pershing overseas. Must his family suffer destitution? The Madison family’s dilemma was reported to the Red Cross and prompt-, ly placed in the hands of Horae Serv ice. Asa result the best medical at tention was secured for John’s father and brother. Immediate funds were placed in the mother’s hands to pro vide for the household as before the family Income stopped. In the brief M rs. W. Y. Randle is visiting her mother Mrs. T. M, Anderson in Knoxville, Tenn. Prof. J. F. Dabbs attended t h*e Teachers’ Convention at Jackson a jcouple of days this this week. t ii Prof. C. E. Scroggins, county school superintendent of educa lion, attended the State Teach ers’ Association at Jackson this Week. t Everett Russell, formerly of |West Point but at present resid ing in returned yes terday from New York, where fee has completed arrangements po go “over there” with the Red Ibross.-West Point Times Herald. Citation Notice. K'he State of Mississippi, ( Oktibbeha County. J Lewella Jones vs. S Edgar Jones, yo Edgar Jones, % postofilce unknown: ■ You are hereby commanded |,o appear before the Chancery Eourt of said County on the Second Monday of Sept. 1918 to Wead answer or demurrer to the Kill filed by Lewella Jones where. you are the defendant. w Witness my hand and seal this She 3rd day of April 1918. | J. R, LONG. ? Chancery Clerk. * I- J * Jr (ifanaiaKHl Eyfb can be cored quickly by Leona pdf 4 tJoldef Lotion. Weak, eore and Inflamed eyes an without pain fn one day by Leonard!** Ko'f.’ heal*, ctrenc then*. h> akea atroag eye*. Sgn* ran teed or money refunded- Dmcriet* *a| And then —we told them of the Red Cross. We had a number of Red Crosses In our windows, but they had not known. We told them of the bandages and supplies needed to allay suffering. We told them of the noble women who are giving their lives to the binding up of hurts of the boys in khaki. We told them of the great need of money with which to carry on the work of mercy. Then Eyes O’Blue In a voice which choked with pity for the distressed spoke of her savings, and Touslehead clapped her hands at the thought. This morning I went to the bank and withdrew their savings, $63.29, and they are to, be put to work —to a bet ter work than they have been doing. At our house for the duration of the war we expect to “keep the days,” we expect to wear cobbled shoes and patched clothing, and if we ever hesi tate in our sacrifice I shall see the faces of Byes O'Blue and Touslehead as, with tears on their cheeks, they smiled at the thought of the help they might be to the Red Cross. Are you helping us to carry the Red Cross? space of a few hours Home Service had driven poverty from the absent soldier’s home. The whole aim and object of Home Service is to protect the welfare of the soldier’s family while he is away and to maintain as far as possible the same standards of home life that pre vailed while he was at home. More than this, when the standard of living is low it is the duty and the opportu nity of Home Service to raise the standard. Think of what It means to John Madison and his legions of comrades in khaki and in blue to realize that in their absence their loved ones will be safeguarded as carefully and as con stantly as they themselves would have done. Think what it means to the morale of these brave lads to know that whatever may happen In the per ils of warfare the future of their fami lies will not be jeopardized* Mrs. J. W. Carpenter Dead. The death of Mrs. J. W. Carpenter, Sr., which occurred yesterday morning at her resi. dence is very much regretted. She had been ill for some time. The deceased was a lady of tine Christain character, a member of the Baptist church, and posses, sed virtues that eharactnzed her every day life, and withal she bore her affliction with much fortitude. The funeral services occured at the home this morn ing, Rev. Ray conducting same, and later interment ae Odd Pel lows’ cemetery. The deceased before marriage was a Miss Utz, of Duckport, La. She is surv ived by a husband, a son. Prof, J. W. Carpenter, Jr., demonstra tion agent for Washington coun ty, a daughter, Miss Martha V. Carpenter, teacher in Jlhe high school at Senatobia, and a bro ther Mr. Gabe Uiz, of this city. The entire community evidences the deep sympathy it feels for the family in their great be reavement. Bessellieu- Beverly. At the home of the bride’s mother yesterday afternoon, Mr. G; B. Bessellieu and Miss Came Beverly were united in marriage Rev. J. D. Ray performing the marital rites, immediately aft-' terh the couple left for Laurel where they will spend a short time with relatives. Mr. Rives Stiles# of Birming ham, is visiting here in the home of his parents, % Dr. .and Mrs. W. C. Stiles. THE STARKVILLE NEWS, STARK VILLE, MISSISSIPPI FIGHTING SISTERS OF FICHT[NG MEN Twenty Thousand Nurses Now Enrolled in American Red Cross. Of the eighty odd thousand register ed trained nurses In the United States about 20,000 have enrolled as Red Cross nurses, volunteering their serv ices at the front, in cantonments and hospitals or In any other needed ca pacities. This enrollment is the nurs ing reserve of the United States Army Nurse Corps and the United States Navy Nurse Corps, and from it will also be drawn contingents for service under other allied flags than our own. The enrollment goes on at the rate of 1.000 volunteers a month. On a basis of an array of a million men over 30,- 000 nurses will be required for active duty in the present year. Up to the last of February over 7.000 nurses had been actually detailed to duty or were ready for immediate mobilization. So it is seen that there are none too many, In view of the re quirements of the service, since be tween time of enrollment and actual assignment to duty the nurse must un dergo a period of special study and training for war service, and the work of organizing and mobilizing this “army of mercy” Is no small thing. A Nurse is a Soldier. Surgeon General Gorgas has called upon the Red Cross to supply 5,000 nurses for the Army Nurse Corps by June 1, and if this quota Is forthcom ing the total number detailed will have reached 12,000. So the mobiliza tion of another 18,000 to 25,000 by Jan, 1, 1919, will be a big problem to solve. Now, a nurse Is a soldier. She Is recognized officially by the govern ment and included In those eligible for soldiers’ and sailors* war Insur* ance. A nurse goes into actual danger of wounds and death by shell fire and bomb explosion. Her work is arduous, exacting, calling for the finest quali ties of mind and heart She Is the right hand of the surgeon. So, because nursing is primarily a woman’s Job, the war mine Is proper* ly the peculiar responsibility of the women of America, While the trained nurse is urged to volunteer the risk of her life at the front the American woman at home is commanded by ev ery dictate of patriotism and humanity to support her ‘‘fighting sister.” The nurse fights pain, disease and death, making her sacrifice with amaz ing cheerfulness and enthusiasm. 1 —* AMERICAN RED CROSS- Information About Govern ment Allowance for Sailors 9 and Soldiers 9 Families. The United Stales Govern, ment makes monthly allowances for the families of men who have allotted a portion of their pay Compensation is provided in case of disability or death. The Government also issues life in surance at a small premium to enlisted men. The Home Service Section of the Oktibbeha Chapter is pre pared to give accurate and au thorative inlormatiod upon all matters relating to this and oth er branches of the service. Free legal advice is available to sold. iers’ families. The Home Service Section is ready to render all possible as. sistance to the families of the families of the men serving the United States in the army or navy. The office of the Home Service Section is open daily from 1 Xo 3 p. m_ Address Dr. Scales, Starkville, Miss. jHIGHESTER s pills DIAMOND BRAND o®* jS LADIES t . * Ask jonr Dnggbt for CHI-CHUS-TRR'S A DIAMOND BRAND PILLS in Rbd ® nd >VvS Gold metallic boxes, sealed with BluetO! Ribbon. Taki o otssk. Bsyrfyw\y DnnM and ask for Y DIAMOND BRAND PILLB, for tatntr.fix t fears regarded as Best, Safest, Always Reliable SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS m EVERYWHERE S STURGIS LOCALS- By Miss Sallle Bovlll. Mr. and Mrs. Marshall of Ackerman spent Saturday and Sunday with Mrs. Marshall’s aunt, Mrs. Nannie Thomas. Mrs. Marshall will be remembered as Miss Elizabeth Barron. Sousa’s Band gave a concert Wednesday. The music was ex cellent as were also the address es delivered by Rev. H. Y. Me-, Caleb and Hon. Ames Saunders. About fifteen hundred people were present. Mr. and Mrs, Wirt Henry and the jMisess Morgan were here shopping. Mr. Robert Long of the delta motored in last Thursday and was the guest of his brother-in law, Mr. Roy William*. Miss Noble Hannah visited Miss Nettie Eakin at Longview Wednesday and Thursday. She also spent a few hours with her sister at the Agricultural High School. Postmaster Livingston has one dozen specimen jars of Mustard pickle, chow chow, peanut but ter, and various other relishes which were presented to him by the Supt. of the cucumber plant. They look good enough to make one break the commandment, ‘‘Thou shall not covet.” Mrs. Jim Ray spent the great er part of the week with her children Mr. anxl Mrs. Milbum Ray, returning home Friday. /Mr. Leo Quinn is with home folks, says if he leaves home again it will be at the end of a suck. After all, “There’s no place like home.” If any man of good character and capacity over the draft age (or any woman under 40) who has money enough to work w ith out pay wants a job where he can do the most for suffering humanity,we recommend him for hard work in Prance under the Red Cross banner. XXX No man can give to suffering humanity without being made a better man by his gift. Most of us are so situated at home that we cannot minister in person to suffering humanity crushed by the war but all of us cand send a little money to rep. resent us. A few dimes may buy at the opportune moment a bottle of milk for the tarnished orphan and a crust of bread for the'grief stricken war impover ished widow necessary to save a human life. To ask why Prance and Bel gium do not care for their own distressed people, is like asking a man whose home is being de stroyed by tire, why he does not extinguish the flames himself in stead of allowing his neighbors to help do it. The answer is obvious, the job is too big, XXX The Red Cross handles its funds with less expense than any big organization the world has ever known. XXX More able men without pav are working for it than lor any other body. * WORK FOR PRISONERS. Prisoners in the state penitentiary at Deer Lodge, Moht.,\have agreed to make sock's and sweaters for the soldiers, if the Bed Cross will pro vide materials. FEARLESS ONE. m "The kaiser has fonr or five men made up to look like him.” “What’s he afraid of?” "Nothing. By this arrangement he lets the other fellows be afraid.” USE MORE POTATOES. ELP consume the HR 1917 record break- I ■ !ng potato crop. HR I Government ex pert® have esti mated that over 700,000 extra acres of potatoes were planted last year. The United States Food Administration Is endeavor- Ing to push the nation’s big po tato stocks into channels of trade and has placed potatoes on the list of substitutes that may be bought along with wheat flour. Potato soup has become a war dish. Here la a recipe that has been tested by United States Food Administration experts. In gredients needed are three pota toes, one quart of milk, two slices onion, three tablespoons butter substitute, two table spoons flour, one and one-half tablespoons salt, one-quarter teaspoon celery salt, one-eighth teaspoon pepper, few grains cay enne and one teaspoon chopped parsley. Cook potatoes In boiled salted water. When soft run through a strainer. Scald milk with on ion, remove onion and add milk slowly to potatoes. Melt the fat, add dry ingredients, stir until well mixed, then stir Into boiling soup. Cook one minute, strain and sprinkle with barley. ■ Poison Oak eruptionjr ■ comes from contact with H ■ “Poison Ivy” vine. Is I | contagious. If neglected, m B skin peels off and gets I H raw and very sore, m m Q. B. ECZEMA TREATMENT ■ ■ stops the Itching, takes Out ■ U| the inflammation, destroys the fS ■ germs. Liquid; no grease to y ■ stain clothes. Won’t hurt ten -9 derest skin. Use a 60c bottle, 3| 9j from your druggist, who will 9| ■ refund your money if no bene- |B| IHBHnniHNRBHHRffiB PROFESSIONAL. M. A. SAUNDERS Attorney at Law Office InNash Uulldlng. Starkville, : Mississippi. W. W. Magruder, U. M. Walker, Jr L. L. Martin. MAGRUDER WALKER & MARTIN, Atlorotys At Law Starkville, : Mississippi. G. ODIE DANIEL ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW Same Old Stand JOHN PERKINS. Attorney at Law STARKVILLE, - - MISS. JOE S. RICE Attorney At Law Starkville J : : Ml*,. FARM LOANS NEGOTIATED ON EASY TERMS. Patents Procured. D. E. RAINEY Vetinery Surgeon STARKVILLEj MISS. Offers his professional services to the public. ’PHONE 202 V JOHN D. GREEN, JR. Attorney at Law hTURGIS, MISSISSIPPI. Practices In all courts of Oktibbeha find < adjoining counties. MONEY *TO LOAN ON FIVE AND TEN YEAR.TERMS.