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THE STAKE VLLLE NEWS.
VOL. XVII UNITED WAR WORK CAMPAIGN IB RAISE $170,500,000 FOR BOYS OVER THERE *ND IN FIQHTINQ AREAS WILL STIR THE lOUTHIAST WEEK OF NOVEMBER It According to the statement Issued by Dr. John ft. Mott Director General of the United War Work Campaign, the total amount to be raised during the week of November 11th U f170.600.M5, fixed by the War Department, approved by the President. The fund will be administered by the Government Director for the seven recognised War Work Agenolea, the ¥. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A., National Catholic War Work Counoil (Knights of Columbus), Jewish Welfare Board. War Camp Community Service, American Library Asso ciation and the Halvatlon Army. 'The amount Is the largest ever asked as a gift from any people la the history of the world," said Dr. Mott. "Viewed as a total sum, it seems gigantic, but divided by the four million men who will be under arms in our army and navy during the period it is expected to cover, you find that it means less than 15 cents a day per man. Surely there is no Father or Mother or friend of a soldier in tHt* country who will say that 16 cents a day Is too much to spend on his ohurcb, bis home over there, his library, his theatre and his club. The President summed up the whole appeal in a recent letter in which he spoke of the work of these seven great agencies as “of vital military importance.” He had In mind the fact that their activities are largely responsible for the mainte nance of the splendid morale of our forces. There has never been in history so spectacular an example of the extreme importance of morale as is now being presented on the Western front. The forces that confront each other there are not widely dissimilar in numbers or equipment, yet one army la constantly withdrawing and the other irresistibly mov ing forward—the difference is spelled in the single word, MORALE. "Napoleon said that ‘morale’ is as other factors in war as three to one! General Pershing, In a recent letter, commenting on the work of the agencies, quoted with approval the statement of oae of his colonels, who said: ‘Give me nine men who have a hut to spend their evenings ix and I will hare a better fighting force than ten men would be without it.’ If It Is worth (24,000,000,000 to keep our boys under arms next year, surely it is worth (170,000,000, and more, to add 10% to their fighting If it brings victory 10% nearer. This is the appeal of the seven Unit ed War Work agencies to America, and particularly to those four mil lion homes where service flags fly, and we know what America's an swer will be." Welfare Workers Serve Soldiers During Epidemic Men hi Quarantine During "Flu" Soar* Succored By V. M. C. A., Knight* ef Columbus, War Camp Community Service, American Li brary Aaeeolation And Other Organiaatlana Whsa the Spanish *‘lu" hit Camp Oordoa the Y. M. 0. A. women workers found themselves presaed into service as seamstresses turning out "flu” masks of cause for the soldiers. Or ders were issued by General Sage, commanding officer at the canton ment, that every trooper should wear a “flu’’ mask whether at drill, or en joying a much needed rest. The re mit was that thousands of masks were in demand and every woman who could ply a needle was pressed into Service. The "Y” women, recent arrivals at oamp to act as secretaries in the huts, did yeoman service, and hundreds of * MEANS £ STYLE. FIT AND ( LASS IN MEN’S and BOYS’ CLOTHING l~ i ROSSOFF’S NEW STOCK NOW It is something different. It is not the cheaply made, ill fitting kind. IT IS CLASSY AND DISTINCTIVE. MADE BY THE BEST TAILORS. MADE OP THE BEST FABRICS. MADE FOR STYLE, MADE TO FIT AND NOTHING IS A PIT BUT A PERFECT FIT. We are proud of our new line of Fall and Winter Clothing, and our stock is large enough to select a perfict fit from, and we have all styles and grades. The Prices Are Right.. ffl. ROSSOFF?*^ JLmmtmi* ■ I iimm** Redeem your W. S. S. PLEDGE. the masks were turned out as the re sult of their efforts. The "flu” epidemic forced the oles ing of all Y. M. C. A. huts, Knights of Columbus recreation halls, camp the atres and Jewish Welfare establish ments closed, but oat-door entertain ments were staged to serve the men quarantined in oamp. These convales cent in the barracks were also given the benefit of this service. The advent of women secretaries at the Red Triangle huts has proved a decided sensation among the troops, and they are quick to express their satisfaction at the Innovation. The women workers ralease men for serv ice in the barracks and assume the du ties of the men secretaries at the huts. STARKVILLE MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15,1918 MERCY MUNITIONS NEEDED IN TRENCHES Lieut. Coningsby Dawson. Fight ing Author, Makes Stirring Appeal for Y. W. C. A. Lieut. Coulngshy Dawson, who wrote “Carry On,” says of the war work which the Y. W. C. A. Is doing: “You at home cannot fight with your lives, hut you can fight with your mercy. The Y. W. 0. A. Is offering you Just tills chance. It garrisons the women’s support trendies, which He behind the men's. It asks you to supply them with munitions of mercy that they may he passed on to us. We need such supplies hadly. Give generously that we may the sooner defeat the Hun.” What Lieut. Dawson says of the Y. W. C. A. he might have said of all the national organizations which are com ing together for the biggest financial campaign that organizations have ever headed. All the iMVO.noo.ooo to he raised by the seven great national or ganizations the week of November 11 will he used to garrison and supply the support trenches behind the lines. They are the Y. M. C. A., the Y. W. C. A., the National Catholic War Conn ell, Jewish Welfare Board, American Library Association. War Camps Com munity Service and Salvation Army. American girls in various uniforms mingle strangely with picturesque Brittany costumes in France. The American Y. W. O. A. lias a hostess house ’ Brittany where the Signal Corps women live and a htit where tlie nurses spend their free time. Both these centers are fitted with many of the comforts and conveniences of home. “At a ten given at the nurses’ hut one Saturday afternoon,” writes Miss Maliel Warner, of Salinu, Kansas, Y. W. C. A. worker there, “there! was an odd gathering—one admiral, a bishop, a Presbyterian minister, a Homan Catholic priest, a doctor, am ensign, one civilian and myself," Help make the United War Work Campaign a success. I Meals Served Up-To-Date In 9 at All Hour* Every Particular § Ox I BELL CAFE STARKVILLE MISS. g FOR LADIES|CATTLEMEN I \TTHKN in town take your meals at the I BELL CAFE. Everything Clean S and Sanitary. i I OYSTERS I | I Extra Selects, Plants. I I 15c Per Dozen 20c Per Dozen j | Complete Line of Tobaccos. | | Our Soft Drinks are pure. fi | We Strive to Please You. a g Prompt Service | | Phone 181 g ++++++*+ + + *V + + + ♦ ♦ V EVANGEL/INTC BOOTH, com- + 4 maudt-r of the Salvation Ann/ + ♦ In the United Staten, who la + ♦ now devoting all her time to ♦ ♦ the United War Work Cam- ♦ ♦ paign, November 11-11. + ♦ ♦ ▲a the head *t the Salvation Army of the United States, Evangeline Booth le finding many duties in connection wrth the United War Work Drive, which is to be staged November 11-I*, the Salvation Army being one of the seven organizations in the drive. The workers of the Salvation Army are aotlva at home and abroad and, under the general direction of Miss Booth, they are mending clothes, urg ing soldiers to write home, providing Innocent games, music and other wholesome forms ef amusement In the huts, and are doing their work with a true Christian spirit. Serving the allies on the western •rent the Salvation Army is maintain ing 411 huts, hostels and rest rooms. The Salvation Army entered upon its work as an international organization within 14 days aftor Germany Invaded Belgium. Prof. South is now in charge of the consolidated school at S'df Creek-which opened Mon day with a large attendance. Prof. South is from Tippah Cos., but resides in Starkville now. Peace Jubilee Celebration Five Thousand People Hear Patriotic Speeches. Wednesday was a red letter day for Oktibbeha county when i lie big peace celebration took place on the Mississippi A. & M. College campus. Together with t he soldier boys at the institution upwards of five thousand were present, Hon, W. W. Mag ruder, county chairman of the United War Work drive had charge of tne exercises. Rev. J D. Ray, of the Baptist Church, opened with prayer and was followed by addresses by Miss Susie V. Powell, Mrs. TANARUS, W. Woodward and Mrs. W. W. Scales, Jr. Each lady spoae on the respective organizations they represented. A regimental dress parade in which near 2000 soldiers parttcu uat* and was one of the majorat tractions on this memorable oc casion A finer bunch of young soldiers was never assembled. During the exercises two air machines from Payne Field per formed many stunts to the dc*. light of the large crowd. Olliers who spoke were Col. Henry Davis, military command, er of ttie post, and Rev. Nash Broyles of Macon, Miss. Prof. H. O Pate of the A. & M. College spent several days in Washington tins week. NO. 29