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Luncheon Spaces Now at Premium in the Capital
WASHITNGTON'.-"f1crln Citizens Entinr Lion Meat"-saiys the headline.
Reading the h,:lllhe the man ini Washirntonl wishes that he knew where
he could get snome lon me:at. ('on..rvatlon of food is the subject of Imulch
official talk. But the, aiv-rage 'Watslhin:
tonlian who has to, iunch in town has nou '',
symputth. with cunervation; he is too rOaM ti
hungry. They ure start \ig by the
hundredst right here in our own cap
Ital. eivery noon hour.
Europei' may he hard pressedl for 4.01 ,
food, but no more so than Washington ,U
Is at the lunch hour. The answer is 1 .
simply this: Wa~ihtngtoin has out- LU ICH
grown itself and there are not enough ROOM
restaurants, lunchrooms and cafes to
feed the thousnands and thousands who
have been brought inlto the city by the war. Dignified old admirals are seen
rashing lunch counters In an attempt to get a ham sandwich. Warlike gen
erals grab a seat In a "one-armed lunch." Every noon hour finds hundreds
of uniformed nmen literally and actually fighting for food.
Crowded eating places are filled every day. Seats in the better cafes
are at a premium. More than one official has gone hungry because he has
been unable to find a place where he could get served.
Prior to the war, Washington was an easy-going city. At the lunch hour
there were suffiielnt restaurants to care for all those who desired to eat.
But with the outbreak of the war and a great increase in the city's population
eating places have not been able to open rapidly enough to meet the demands.
Food may be a crying question in Berlin, but it sla no more so than it is
is our own national capital.
His Work Is Teaching Housewives to Save Food
TIIIS is a collegiate war. At least some of America's foremost war makers
are collegiate men. President Wilson. the war leader. 14 a college pro
fessor and he has gathered about himu a nunlther of college professors to ald
him in making the war. Not the least
'apaulee of these pro,,fessors is I). Ray
1Wilbur. president of Leland Stanfonl
In the. foold admitnistration. I ,tor
Willbur is one of the "king pins." It
is his duty to, encourage, the ·oncer
vation of food. l'erhaps it was be
cause Herbert C. Hoover realized
that it would take a diplomatic man
to line up the housewives of America
that he chose Doctor Wilbur. Perhaps
it was because Doctor Wilbur knows
the psychology of women. At any rate. Doctor Wilbur has the millions of
American housewives doing just what the food administration wants them to
He has undertaken his work In the true college professor manner. All
of his work has been done from an office. lie has been a director of activi
ties, and not a leader. lHe has never chosen to show himself to the public
few of the American people know that there is such a man in the organization
of the food administration.
There is a bit of the canny in Doctor Wilbur's nature. When he found
himself facing the task of organizing the women of America. he decided that
It took a woman to catch a woman. As a consequence he built his staff of
women. He secured women from far and near to espouse his cause. As a
result his campaign seemed to be a campaign for women, managed by women.
But it was a man who ran the campaign and a man who was canny enough
to hide his authority from the women.
Pen Women Are Prominent in Patriotic Service
WHEN Mrs. Isaae Pearson, president of the League of American Pen
Women, rose to address the gathering of 75 presidents of national wom
en's organisations assembled before the woman's committee of the council of
national defense, she was introduced
by Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, with these
words: "If there be one set of women
I envy, it is the women of the pen.
We ought to be exceptionally inter
ested to hear bow the pen women of
America are planning to use their
At that meeting, which was held
in Washington in June, Mrs. Pearson
was able to announce only a little of the
war work planned by the league. Its -
undertakings then were just begin
sing to crystallize. In telling the story now, after a couple of months have
elapsed, one hardly knows where to start, so varied are the avenues by which
it Is approaching the present-day goal-patrioteic service.
"The chlef part that the League of Amerlean Pen Women must play to
help win the war Is one of education," Mrs. Pearson said, when she was asked
to tell what her organization of woman writers, artists, lecturers and compos
et is planning to do durlng the coming seasons.
"Women in Europe," she continued. "are doing men's work along all nIoea
Ia England their work In munition plants has been considered as even more
patrioteic than Red Cross work. Women In the United States, equally patriotic
and able, are organizing for similar service in this country. The league as an
organization stands ready to fill the places in magazine and newspaper offices
of men called to the colors. It has already offered Its services to the press
of the country in case of need. In so far as the training of the members goes,
they are prepared and will give as conscientious and devoted a service as
women have given along the lines of food conservation, hospital and rellef
work, farming and the other kindred branches."
further Proof That Fate Is Unfair to Women
A NYBODY might know that fate was a woman, sheo is so unfair In her deal
A ngs with other women. Per one instance: A basines person has her
*ce wall decorated with many photographs of a gracefully pretty girl. A
man came In the office, studled the
pictures, each one a bit more piquant
( than the other, and then asked the
) woman In charge if the pretty girl
were married. She was.
The man, ith jaunty assurance,
1 took a business card from his coat and
laid It on the deskr-you know how
"Give her this, will yout And tell
her if ever she's a widow to get me on
the long-distance phone."
That was one man. Pretty soon
amother came along and looked the photographs over.
"That's a mighty sweet little girl: Regular chicken. Married?"
The marriage was reaffrmed.
"That's bad, but tell her she may consider me an applicant for No. 2
d ask her please to put me as near to the top of the list as she can,
It was Just nonsense, of course, but it meant admliatlon, a la cave man.
And in that same office sat a dear, worthy old maid, who couldn't get a
hLnband for love or money-she said so herself.
Which proves without room for contradiction that fate is a woman-she is
- unfair in her dealings with other women in the matter of men.
Weather reports are sent daily by
wireless telegraphy from Gibraltar to
A jointed Ice skate is a novelty, the
Idea being that it bends with its wear
The United States Is by far the
largest producer and consumer of talc
In the world.
For carrying heavy bottles of liquids
-ongs that hold their necks securely
have been invented.
Slam has been added to the list of
nations that have oficilally adopted the
There are ants In Mexico colonies of
which will attack a hive of bees and
destroy it In a night
Barley gave much better results
than oats as a sheep fattening food
In tests conducted by English farm.
Designed for bakers, a new elec
trical machine will scour 2,000 pac
an hour and grease them for use
Government has most careful provision for
sailors ill or wounded:: Service afloat verya
desirable for youth of country from standpoint
of physical well being-no cause for worry
By William G. Braisted, Surgeon Gen- St.t,, , I itt.l pi h pln. niih
eral, United States Navy, In New h.:i "f :rjus ,r a rs. Th,
York Herald Magazine of 1iiq1 r. 1,:,bls iluse ui.it
the War. Ito ,w til m, V, n-s "1 -,
-- - .lligri ,lt :raV :ir . . It is, in
It i. prha:ipv sialliNla 'at otr .ng te. :ii. d ,erI,. IIt a !:p of :.It iii'. lh i of
yet It t s : furtl, thlLt fritel;al.. iaet, s a he Ilhe I I 'tedl tat . but It i.
tilllvy 'irhnts of l aoy' Niho tnilist III fit :I iiilhlt:try irli.siun.
lit' h v) rare l orlt gravely c.io ernol.l. Th, e ciui hred a Iins sh.itw the
faar K... h..ani eh .f t .. ,...., n , thn .n w t .. i e. ala ..ra... _aIi. .nI .. _..the D(r 8puisfet'.J...
By William G. Braisted, Surgeon Gen
eral, United States Navy, In New
York Herald Magazine of
It i,, pe.rh:aps ,+oni.-what -trait .'. :Bil
ye. it is :i fit., that frienid. altil e(lpt
'itilly Plrenits, of boys who enllst in
the nIy aire more gravely concerned
for the health of the men than with
the protpl,'ct of hattle cta.eualties.
This state of mind is evidenced In
hundreds of letters which come to the
offithce of the surgeon general and in
the personal calls of scores of fathers
and inothers who anre apprehtnsive that
their sons may become Ill and not re
ceive proper medical care.
As one mother put It. "If the bys
are going to be wounded or killed it
ls only what we must expect. It's
part of the war sacrifice and It can't
be helped. We must give our lives
and the lives of those dearer to us
than our own without qqestion. but it
is a terrlltle thing to think of their
being ill or exposed to disease need
lessly with no one to take care of
'lhe answer to this woman was to
show her through the medicnl depart
meat's beadqularters In the navy an
nex I uilding and to expilain to her just
whitt is Iitng done', not /only Ito care
fir tlos. who are Ill Ibut to tprevent
Siln iof the navy frt: ellr ttinag ill.
She .''aft tIaway t entl t.'l, hO r nlmindl
at re<t. A aother' - : ':,,, ,f
ciourSti ., t ho ri e l.,l I, Hi ;L:, , II1
ti tl, w tri tI. I ut . lt:e L :ti ie.,t Itirt
• " nubt l r ' t t 1 1', t , t iny i' l: " ;ýt
ht w, l ha', c "ry' t\lif"g it is h-it
iltanly p.l slble to gilt, ltun, .,iel, t hter
tlbvlously. It i Imnpls.-ible to ex
plain iersnnt ally to all callers Just how
the tmedienl dh art1ment of t hel navy it
condutted anti how it works, but
thrIough the Maguzlne of the War I
will he aile to reach thou-ads of
mothers and fathers who perhaps have
been concerned abshout the nate thinig.
In the first plare, an Ill or tdelic'ate
tman tnlannrit perftornm the duties re
quired In the navy. lie is a burden.
lhe not only is useless himself while
Ill but it retquires other mIn to cure
for hint. and he often becomes a imaen
ace to his shipmates.
From the standpoint of efficiency,
then the navy must do everything In
its power to keep the men well and
strong. If for no other reason this
should reassure those interested in en
listed men in the navy.
Then take the medical officers. It
is their duty to cure the Ill and pre
vent the well from becoming Ill. If
they do not perform this duty satis
Tactorily they come to be known as
Ineflicient officers. It is a matter of
pride with them to discharge their
duty well and faithfully. Moreover,
it is the spirit and tradition of the
corps to feel a human interest In all
the men and boys who come under
their care. They are specialists in
their line and yet they regard the men
with the same personal feeling that a
family physician has toward his pa
That is a feeling which cannot be
bought and paid for. It is the out
growth of their training, a part of the
esprit de corps of the medical depart
At the heads of the branches and
bureaus of the navy department are
men actuated by the same principles-
men who feel that it is the enlisted
sailor who is making the greatest sae
rifices for the flag and that he is en
titled to the very best in comfort and
No man who is not physically sound
and in good health can enlist. There
fore the recruit is supposedly well
when he enters the navy. The first
weeks of his service are passed at a
training station, where he is made
stronger physically, and here the reg
ular life and exercise make him even
more healthy, as everybody can testify
who has watched the recruits arrive
at a station and has seen them leave a
few months later, standing straighter.
weighing more and often an Inch
He is then assigned to some unit
In the regular navy. There he is un
der the constant supervision of physi
clans who have made a study of the
conditions under which he is living
and the ailments and disease to which
he is liable. This is more than could
be said of him at home.
In the otfce of the surgeon general
of the navy hangs a map of the United
Transylvania was never a state, but
there was once a colonization move.
ment and a settlement under that!
name which aimed at the formation of
a state, but which failed. The move
ment began just before the beginning
of the Revolutionary war under the
leadership of Richard Hienderson of
North Carolina. Henderson was a law
Auto Drops 60 Feet; None Hurt.
Probat!y what will be considered
one of the most unusual automobile
accidents on record occurred at San
Luis Obispo, Cal., not long ago when
an automobile dropped 60 feet over a
bank, landed right side up and not
one of the five occupants was even
W. P. Tognazzinl. accompanied by
three women and a child, were pro
ceeding on the state highway from
Santa Maria. When going over the
grade a short distance from the Old
S-t;Io'" 0idtt,]i 'ith i 1 ' ih 4s
1:111, ri.l'1*bl 's S lº. i e sLi' i
ti '-o \\ ' i i*ll,*v, 'fllntls of to'
I l'li g.re.it i:rmni,,s. It is, i -
e'd. ' la : l.l Of :.n il 'nlinsai of
Ith |'I lte'd l St:te". but it is
loft :1 rMilllt:try irvsio4 n.
T'lhe color,41rd pinsi shlow the
Ill\sIin ofn airlies tof disease
Ithroughou,llt the varl nTI states. andI each
"olor 4thlnotes a diff''rent contlltlLau"
diseas , suclh as Imn"asltes, scalrleht fever.
smallpoxll , *ll'eningiiltsl anlld tiht like. I*
tlhise ' dlasesell ('ct1 . first fromll the f(ci
In the elvilian ,popullation.
Every fltay c(tlloe reports. frtloml oaffie6rs
of the I'n!tetdl States publics health tle
partnlent, and the pins are mlove*d
saout as the germ armies advanc'e or
At a single glan-e It can he* told just
what dliseases are pr'v:alent or pres
ent In any part of the country.
Let us say, for instance, that this
map shows a number of cases of
meningitis in Kansas. The examining
offil('ers are Informned through the pul,
lic health reports. and all applicants
for nllllstllenlt in the, nalvy from the
uffecte.( dlstrict ar, wsutched for sylnp
1t61ms oif prevaiiling dis*'eases. The saIIie
is. true of every dijseane which c:all Ii,
c'arritd or conveyed'i iany mannler
fromlll ogle lit'l-.1n or pI" h 'e to anl ih.'r.
.11 thI l i rllh li1 . : f rtti lls Il,- 1110.Il: :lr
kept iiundersr olser atii for ;la , until
it 's i r: litaillly crtaliu that thiy are
It41 ull'lrri, ' r, f inlf'e't'lo 1.
hto "e ll* iti44i s 11ie. f w1il h t"i ll( " el i
li\e n e tilvy :are in ll,• IlyaV lre' c4in
,:.i\. to 1e1 !th.- 1 ail it i. lot r"I"
flor diItelisn too 'art a-ll gaill it 4oot
hi dI. I rltut rnslll tiable dli.s.sees do not
get into the Itay from the outside.
Whelrever gre'at tnumblers of yoUlng mlen
live together they are liiable It t1I
tlenl.Es, but these diseases are quickly
isolated Iandi tlake n eare of.
It shoutld ihe reltentbered that in
pe'ace times epidlei:lctl of disease iare
extremalely rare in the navy, land the
deatlths are taui few to attract atten
tih6n. When, however, at the outbreak
of war hundraeds of young civilians. ais
newly enlisted recruits, are brought
together from all parts of the country
and intlmlattely isso'llted, epidemics
do occur. The boy from a home whlere
the parents "do not believe in vaccina
tions." from a town where the author
ities think it unlnetessary to quaran
tine a contagious case, etc. Thus a
youth whose little sister or brother
has measles or scarlet fever and who
may carry the disease is allowed to go
away and enlist and in time he endau
gers hundreds of others.
In a great many ways the men them
selves can better their health and
maintainn t. These ways are shown to
them, and many are required by the
discipline of the navy.
In the first place, the bulk of the
navy is at sea. Nothing certainly could
be better to breathe than the pure
sea air. The quarters In which the
men live are scrupulously clean. The
ventilation is good and the food plain
Expert dietitlans have agreed upon
the navy rations., and tile men are as
sured of enough to eat to maintain
their strength and health. Cold stor
age facilities and the great quantities
of food which can be carried on board
ship make navy fare perhaps more
varied and agreeable than that which
it Is possible to give to the army in
the field. Then there is no possibility
for the men to go outside and eat a
lot of things for which their palates
yearn but which upset the stomach.
A certain amount of prescribed ex
ercise must he indulged in every day.
This keeps the men in condition and
uildls up their strength.
Personal cleanliness Is required of
every man In the navy. His clothing I
and body are frequently Inspected.;
Men with unpleasant or unhealthy hab
Its are not allowed to enlist. If any
elude the vigilance of the examining
surgeons they are dismissed from the
service. Clean teeth, clean bodies and
clean hablts are rigidly enforced.
The water on board ship Is eof the
purest, because it is distilled water.
Frequent tests are made by the med
Ical omcers to Insure Its freedom from
If I should give advice to the young
men entering the navy as to their
health It would be: 1
"Keep clean, wash frequently, eatI
the navy fare and do not stuff yoareel I
with rich. unwholesome food when
you go ashore.
yer by profession. judge of a local
court in North Carolina and a shrewd
land speculator. In 1773 he and some
associates made a treaty with the In
dians by which they gained, or
thought they gained, title to a body of
land comuprising more than half of the
present state of Kentucky. When in
dependence was declared Henderson
Hut the steering gear refused to work
and the car went through the guard
rails on the grade and dropped a dis
tance of 60 feet. landing upright on
the tracks of the Pacific Coast rail
Thick undergrowth failed to halt the
downward flight of the car. Neither
Tognazzalni nor any of the other occu
pants of the car suffered any injury,
although some of them were hurled
from the car, but landed in brush. The
only damage to the automobile was a
broken windshield. The party motored
"Follrow ithe dlirrctions :orid adlvice ,r
th'e ofticers ,,or you and repolrt thei
first svinstonrs of illness to thi' no!d
"'Whli-n on liberty conluct yourselves
Its gentlenlln Ilanld d1I Inot lay yourself
liable to diseriu es which may wreck
your iown lives auitd be coinulllllnicaltei
"In the case of landing parties do
not drink water proiinscuiously. Stick
to the water in your canteens or to
the sources of supply which hii'ue al
ready been tstedi and approved by
the medical officers.
"Keep your quarters clean and lido
;not allow mlatter to lie arioutll which
will Lttract files or other insects. l'ro
tect yourself fr!oml tiles and mosquitoes4
till you Call , eScper, illy in trolpical clli
If the IbE,ys in tlhe navy will follow
thlie simplell rulh. they shoiuldl Ie
hIealtlhy. 'They rout.' t aid and s*u l.e
Iln t th w rk of the moltlt' di:cal a oti,','r,:
\.he, l iEll ","E toet it 'hat ('l lllitilori are'
1111t:,- andt khe t c, ::i, "!v)Ai t 'lt ,! i 'n" t !s.
A "hi! nxlt' it- ,,:llhEi.JrEIE ii,,f -et-.
e ld h tl ld"' .* lit 'fll. Ii El.i tilh c eie tmo'.:I
thait 1] oif t i. i ' iitr ii t!o i::ll ,t"ii.:
h:i\ i ,ni ': ., "i ; t , it water .-,itp
i,lY. >,-.vn e Li;-.,-al, lightini ,f it s
il+Nilassag a'. l li g : iti s apal'ritme t<,
heating and sentillatio r of Its lilthin
quarters, protectinai gainll.t iar lliie
dliseltses, lmailiti nnclre of the General
lhearlth of the Icon'iunuiity and g.in:al
hyghnic" and sanitlary Imattetrs.
On board this ship there are officlh, l
various officiails of town. The me'l
itenl atticer, or lltticers, rpresentis the
hoard of healti. the saltlitry insipetor,
mediica'il aidviser and famnily lphysilan.
i He reltreset, till tlie Medical talent
available to tiny coimmunity.
NEip ione ithi i friend or ia relative
Il thei- navy need fear for the man
tier in w hlch the d men are cared for in
Every mlorning there is "sit-k clll."
at which time those who feel itidis
p.,sed report to the proper officer. They
are at once examined and disposed of
according to their needs. Some are
given medicine and return to work.
Others may be treated in their quar
ters and still others are sent to the
sick bay and put in clean beds under
the care of trained male nurses.
The medical department on board
ship is establlshed in a generous space,
which is specifically provided for and
desirably located in the original plans
of the vessel. In the larger vessels
this space is divided into an exahmin
ing room. dispensary, operating room.
bathroom and the sick bay, which cor
responds to a hospital ward, and there
iS generally a small isolation room
for conitagious diseases.
Should the patlent become so ill that
he needs special care alid quiet, he is
transferred to the hospital ship which
is in attendance on the fleet. Here
the patients will be under medical of,
ficers thoroughly equipped with all
medleal and surgical appliances, in
cluding X-ray machines and the most
up-to-date apparatus. These hospitals
are conducted after the manner of
civilian Institutions, the nursing staff
consisting of a certain number of
nurses of the nurse corps (women)
and of the navy and hospital corns.
On board these hospital ships ire
medical officers who have specialized
in different lines of work, so that no
matter from what the patient suffers
he is assured of the best medlical and
In addition to the hospital ships the
navy maintains 20 shore hospitals.
which are among the finest and best
equipped in any service.
The duty of the line officer is to de
stroy the enemy. The duty of the
medical officer is to Insure the physical
fitness of the whole command, and,
knowlng the spirit which actuates the
edleast offeer of the navy. I can do
-o more than sy- that as I have in
trusted the health of my own son so
would I advise others Implicitly to
"ntrust their sons, to the care of the
men who guard his health should he '
enlist in the navy.
and his associates planned the organl
zation of a state to be called Transyl
vanla. The pluu had considerable
backing, but it was opposed and de
teated by the state of Virginia, which
claimed title to the whole of Kentuc'iy.
Henderson made as good a show of
title by his treaty with the Indians
that Virginia granted him 200.,000
acres. He died in Hillsborough, N. C.,
January 30, 1785. A son of his, Leon
ard Henderson, became one of the
judges of the supreme court of North
on to town in the car as If nothing had
Mike looked very unuoyed, and Pat
inquired the reason.
"A man told nme he was in favor of
peace at any price," remarked Mike.
"And then what happened?" asked
"I never answered him," said Mike.
"I knew he was only tryin' to start a
row an' make It look as though I was
to blame 1"
a s Go OThA1 G
I'er :.ps its' . -ti l nr , I lii uii n d"lael In i
Yrk i th, th i. r I a ::Il
'if It * t'.. three' l fr it .... rC
le" l tilrt'.lr . eVr'y " in' . '
"T'hi. .I h ',;t,- r-!Inlz,.al b II,., 7
ctty. 7'h, nt.,ti ,-. r , f r f,.r : :-. ,
iod'lclntltion "chiplD in" 2o rt, a l:l,,
for the niriintenranuc e . io t a r !i,.. f"' : " I n s
prlti'n practlrally "broke,." i:n , i . ,h r ,'. .n1 ! lue br i ls
at least one hone tide' re r r.i.vr ''fr I me or bht
priserler is renl.'ased from a ref'',r..,t:. hl .' p I.ro.an. or bo.
must pay his rairlroad far' to, his d .- :itr,,, an. ('"", e u t ll t
city with but a few dollars and hu' lp!le chri equentp of
quickly: and when his fundls e-)-,rnm * . .. \ll4u I he au
crime to supply his needs. The club is ,: the okout for J i
They take hirn into the ergari7,tai"rn tlhr-h) givrlng himr the
radeship which a man or boy ncr.t nee ".i'i hen be Iaves the dOt
see that his immediate wantt, are Ul'ujill,. from the fuand l a4l
a liluace at the earliest possible oipp.rtir ty. If a member of i t t hie
of an opening he pr.,nlptly not!le". Mr. ,to.lgers, who does hi, b
the boy or man In the vacancy. 'his $ :.tem is Working out w.,
dreds of young men have thereby (l.tralned pinae.s which they ha, l
credit, who, without the club's asslstrnn'e, nmliht harve had to aows
until they again resorted to evil ways. Each inembher is i
person he places in a position, and he. sees. to It that his protegee
Soldier Went to Right Place to Get Mnld
l-ETROTT.-Artleserly as a little boy crrnlnE to nmother to have l
kulekers menlded. a young chap In klitll1 .entered the hdeaqlt
uNtional League for Wrulrn;l' Semrh ice. thrrlstring two fingers tra
'.t ,ke.t of his trousers ais
N"LS. 3 he e"ould get a needle an
- .--- r ,.,""ý ih u.p. He explaia-l
had be-.n hburned in his ls
Svi~ ':a reltoe.
l" I l"' cc e -I , e d to a p p ati l _
t uý ý. - ",, " ,thlr.tly srt of a perogiag,
I Il:,:I9gell to have a glorol.a
E. (I. Mullant sewed the h0i
. pc 1e:"t. then the soldier il'sti
the' buttonsli on hi. shirt ful-mi
asecuretly, and as a last nquy -
woefnlly to the insignia loh1
where the machine stitching had come ioose, and the little kha d
was fraying at the edges. For he was the iutler of the Thirty-t,
from one of the cmmpaniea ttationred at Fort Wayne and, having lagk
of a little womanly attention, had taken the name of the league 'Yer
service" at its word.
"You know I can't do any mending myself." he explained s
"hecause I haven't a comfort kit. Lots of fellows in our compaiqbel
"And I haven't a sweater. either." he announced, as he glaancstagd
room where knitted garmncnts of khaki and -ray wool are always I t
"Well, you're going to Waco soon, aren't you, where you7' 1tR wt
sweater?" said a lea':gue tneIehlltri
"Oh, but we could use sweaters down at the fort these ehtily I
right," he answered, and the wonmnei wals ashamed of having appeadlig
In return for having his mending done, the soldier sat down i il
stamps to a bundle of letters. HIe was further rewarded by ift
sweater and a comfort kit.
"We've been told that some of'the soldiers sell the sweaters d
are given them," said Miss Helen E. Keep. Michigan state
league, "but when a young fellow is frank enough to come la ad
fixed up, we're willing to take a chance."
Embryo Soldier Brought His Overa
KANSAS CITY.-Slightly early for the arrival ef the muts
district draft appeal board, but In time to greet the iacoe4l
an Atchison county drafted man. He appeared at the boa md M
federal building with a small bundle
under his arm and a smile on his face. .,. •
About six feet two, muscular and al- *eD T
together about as happy a prospect ST~ TRAIIN
for a Sammy as any recruiting oser TO LICK Tt
could wish. he fairly radiated good
humor about the room while clerks 7"
were dusting off the desks preparatory
to the day's work.
Someone asked if anything could
be done for him. Again he smiled. A
big hand dived Into overalls pocket
and brought forth a notice that the
Atchison county young man had been certified by his local baard Wt0i
board. Did he desire to make an appeal? No, he did st
Did he have an Industrial claim for exemption that he wAruI -
Most certainly not (frowns replacing smiles).
Silence ensued while clerks busiled themselves apls !ISmB
ventured a question as to what the Atchlison county youag a ll
The bundle under the muscular right arm was placed Ua 5 II
big frame of the big man leaned forward; earnestly the voi ais
"Well, I'm here and I'm ready to start training for this Ightl
see? Just thought I'd come to town and get an early start for_
that overalls were In style up at camp and that's what I bsut4
a long time. Got an extra shirt along and the sooner 1es lst ri
The man was sent home by the board, who told him thit i
called in due time.
Gotham Cops "Threatened" With Wrist
EW YORK.--Wrist watches for New York polleemeOU 1 3
Sof Rhinelander Waldo and "Blg Bill" Devery, what ii the
do if It has to don wrist watches? Vast excitement has beea m
circles by rea &d
which seems to ha
To O0 It won't be a h -
WRIST ( th herekie*' '
palmy days of "3lg 33'
"best police chil .ew M
"nce they bet
used to thnt art e t
are us fellows whoL
as they were In the d
do?" He was raml
offcers wear wrist wntches without tin any way detrating
ness. "Yes," he admitted, as he held up one enormot hls
bound traffeic and beckoned on a long line of cross-town tdg
army officers I see around town are carrying swagger M
going to have us drop the nightstlIck for the swagger t'teI? "
covering the East side gashouse districts at night withthe
canes! Why, every gang on the beat would he waltny for *y**t
"Nixl on the wrist watch for mine. When they put that tI
guess I'll ask to be retired. I'm old enough for it and I S e
with all these new wrinkles."
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