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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.
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▲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.
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