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E FAIRY WISH
y HILDA MAIRIS. $15, by the McClore Newspap pr Syndicate.) as nothing outwardly roman S ale Boggs. She m as near with sandy red hair and She lived alone with a maiden aunt, and she had - ar as anyone knew, had a we entered the war the ladies gBlrllle Aid society, like the f ether aid societies all over , began to knit for the sol wre were strange things dis st their meetings in those days. psle Boggs it was all like a page a her stories, preferably a tae. al years she had had a habit what would happen itf eeditdions were thus and so, e, quite suddenly, she caught wondering what would happen a soidler for whom she was knit a partilarly fine sweater should oI that she bad knit it. "-Batt-e's voice cut in upon this hellt Bud Emery has enlisted," 4 Battle said, as she came In from retm "'There ain't going to be a ag man left in this town. I don't SW Lwhat we're coming to ! sm r,- echoed Elsie. "Well, j aet so very young. He used to be class in school He's thirty -,er, it would be difficult to im _ud Emery as a figure of ro He was more freckled than - 1th the sandy hair that bristled al over his head. He had a sAlIe went on with that extra fine a daring idea came to her. before In her life had she put et her sentimental thought Into ,ow she was possessed with - label that sweater, so that who got it could come to I e choses. Furthermore, as uks be knitted into it what to imagine was a fairy wish; at he would want to fnd were designed for some -l Geso station, so Elsie felt that so one she knew would e slip of paper that she te garment. It bore her adaress, and it might be dae a would hear from M recewved It. Bu Ilnery before be went ,g ad tried to fancy how bet in a khaki uniform. He Mg aad shambling, so awkward t was hard to Imagine him an bm, yet she knew that he la u a me soldier; Bud Emery oan Man ae wet by after she had aSt saeater, and nothing Perhaps it took time for 1n reach their destination, r sweater had been lost on a pehaps the man who got aseeeud the dip or cared to Sa_ L he had. And so, event m up taakin about it the was a red-haired old i be a sad disappoinat aMlter. She had been a at romance. The army ta men over, but nothing lh over. Her part was at hom and kalt. me day, thee came a let "e rarely received let ern was addressed In an very large and black, *a ma had written it. It with a ast-betlag bauly scaned one page; Inus," t was headed. And igqb, It begapn: "Dear th, lIr av out m _ ag that the Red ross had and what do you think I eaterr with a little slip of It, I eealdn't munderstd ewr pe address had come Irealied that it must bare i.a who made that sweat t A~m that I should let SI ILke that sweater, and ~ h yne madle it I lkel i7 that It Is seler eaa tt is to say them, ins why I can say now, i I have wanted to say mr ad years. And that I love on. You misht t before, I should thitk, ew tfuny I am anad i smet. But now I have I shall never be afrald agin, that Is If yo wmll erve' next week ad lime for a few days, an i me you, so we ear let me know, DlaeI this Ot course, I e aem fare o , bud m isned "3.4 anery' ta io the floor and stoo0 ahead. Her eyes, be were whde wlt s a soldier who al h. with ne far e ir o t hlm, p haps, *:after da.ble ha I s(aap Devao, she Utadew looklag up at omance ot the .i s premise beautitul bte than ever before thoght. there werea a fairles. For had wi. come truee e little the average ale back to humanity i, Iatelligence, serav more than he S Mtde his value as a very presence amoug eB spirt et kLndases an still o sore d a mever pts a Scents em his . *Imq mrt buy I io We can face another year of work with immense confidence. In the light of the recent report of the American Ited Cross on its expe.nditures in Eu rope and America. This report is a levelation and an Inspiration. It is imore than a lmatter of duty now to be a busy member of this wonderful, wholly modern and efficient organiza tlon. If this report stirs no pride of country in the heart of the woman who reads it she may be sure her soul is about dedlt-or held a famrishing prisoner by her self-crentered mind. To be in the midst of a world of ,good deeds and to take no part in them-when the way is always open can you imagine It? What happens to your dollar when you send it forth on its errand of mercy through the mediumnn of the American Red ('ross was explained in a statement issued as a prelude to the opening of the camp:aign for an oth'er g10j0.MIN,(0k0) war fund. The magnitude of the work which the Ited Cross is doing on all hattle fronts and for American prisoners in Germany is disclosed by the figures: Relief work in France.....$30,'...ln. Relief work in Belgium... 2,086,131 Ielief work in Italy...... 4.rT~i.-1; Relief work in Russia..... 1.200.000 Relief work in Roumania. 2.,76,.349 Relief work in Serbhia..... 94.580 Relief work in Great Brit ain .................... 3.200.230 Other foreign relief work. 4,476,300 For U. S. prisoners in Ger many .................. 361.064 For Red Cross personnel sent abroad ............ 201,300 Relief work In U. S...... 9,723,423 Army and navy base hos pitals ................. 111,000 There are two things the Red Cross can always use. it seems; they are money and knitted wool socks. Almost Dre~sBp frocks for ~jttle Baids :·.·:~ :: ;EY'''b ~·-: -' ~~ ·· a P `·' n :.l~c~-i·;1·~::·:~i;f.s~:: ·P i.: ~%rrs.: D· ·i :,~,x·.·: i 3: -~,~BB~L·r~·t:rd ~Jl ~ 3·.Z ... ··`'' $·~·· ~i~ 8·i.~lt~18kii. $ I :: ~: :-·i. :· f i -~ .. .:r i'l " :,.·.:· ~~. ::I': In displays of midsummer frocks for little maids, three fine and trust worthy materials appear to fill all the requirements of designers. They are rolle, dotted swiss and organdie, and they are dainty enough and at the same time strong enough for the small est girls' dress-up frocks. Voile has come to be a great favorite on account of its wonderful wearing qualities, which make it worth while to put careful needlework on it. Dot ted swlss is liked because it is crisp and fresh looking, and organdle is chosen for the finest of all dresses made for the youngest wearers of sheer frocks. In the picture the little dress at the left is of white voile with a smocked yoke In which heavy blue embroidery silk is used for the ornamental stitches. It. has a narrow panel set on at the front, making place for two rows of tiny round crocheted buttons and a narrow ash of the voile fnlshed with two of the same buttons sus pended on the silk thread from the ends. The designer did not over look opportunities for these little dangling buttons at the point of the collar, or forget to nlatroduce a band of smocking and fancy stitching on the caus. Altogether this little frock is elaborated with considerable needle work. The dress at the right is much sire pier. It is made of dotted swiss, very plain and dainty as to design, and very crisp and sprightly In eit Wonderful Meamurer. A mlerometer used by a Swlss watch company accurately measures to the hundredth part of a millimeter. Papr Firt Used in Ala. Paper as we know that artlecle today, was brought from Asia to Europe by th Arabia. In Chdna paper had beemanufactured from as andent p rlo, from l. When Samareai was ugmed by t a Arabias they s. 0is cottn In the place ad sak in POW MAIN every woman cln furnish one or both of these in sonme measure. Recently the Red Cross Ildies in a Kentucky town held a corn-shucking bee for a r:ain nlmerchant who found it difficult to get laborers. They worked to the merry tune of $7.1, which cush they turned in to th. Reld Cross, thereby making thenselve<s Justly famous as an enterprlsingi chap(tter. They are proud and we are ill proud of them. Fashion Points of Interest. There are four things in fashion that are often discussed today: The severe uncollared neck line, the short sleeve, the c'ape bit'ek anld the. Ihck of chiffon blouses. A dressit.,ker drew a pa tron's lattelltion to thie ths)nce'll' of the latter garlmenllt Ibec'':ise cf the preva leince of olle-pieLce frocks, anlll told howIIh. the shirt waist people wet.re' depelnding upon wash bhIuss to continue their ullsiness. Sailor 'oillars arie not smart. High collurs that roll upward at the Ilc('k aind dow n n the frontt tire not at tlcheid to co;its. The' collars that go on ilodices of one-pleie frocks end be fore they reach thlie lellalrbone, and the rest of the' dtlecletage' is untouched by any line of white. To Wash Silk Stockings. Tf time perr:yits silk stcckein-s shnold be tllowed to so-ak for a. short time he fore washini in tepild wnter to which a little powdered biorax has been aidded. Th'ent wit ash theina in a tepid soapy lather first on one side and then on the othler, payin, Iparticullalr atten tlon to the feet. Pull the stockings gently linto h sh:pe Ibefor drying. oand when nearly dr:'y pres< them on the wrong side with :t <oo ito. feet. A band of the swiss set between the gathered yoke and skirt is out lined with fancy stitching in colored embroidery silk and cld'sters of three little forget-me-nots are embroidered on It-in three groups at the front and two at the back. These are the kind of dresses that the little girl needs now that sum mertime makes life one perpetual round of joys, what with excursions to the park and to the movies and everything. Gingham Waistceats. The gingham waistcoat made a tentative start for popularity, but was soon running down the track at full speed. All the younger set are wear ing these waistcoats, the shops show them at different prices, and they make an alluring grouping of color In the windows. They have stased the fash Ion for a great variety of skeleton waistcoats that are worn instead of collars. Many are high-necked, others have long, sloping, double-breasted revers. They are less trouble to ad just in a blouse or coat than a collar, for they have their own fastening and are kept down at the waist by an elas tic band. Pique has come back into fashion for these waistcoats, but checked gingham and plaid muslin ld. Rosads Thick lee Foundation. At one point of a road recently con structed in Alaska, there is a solid ice foundation. At the surface there is a two-foot layer of moss and tundra, but previous mining operations at this point proved that there is a forty-foot bed of dear Ice and six feet of gravel between the surface layer and bed rock. Othelete Thouht. A m MW js~frlt revet rams am U- Me Y.M.C.A. HUT IS THEIR HANG OUT Yanks Travel Many Miles to Spend Evening in the Club. SOMEBODY ALWAYS ON JOB M0Y' Guy" Can Be Depended Upon to Get Move On in Emergency-Men Made to Feel Perfectly Free and Unrestrained. By CLARENCE BUDINGTON KEL LAND. Paris.-Thirty sailors off an Ameri can war vessel hired a motor truck and drove nine miles to get to the Y. M. C. A. club in a famous French city. I ask ed them why. "Because it's a regular hangout," one of them said, and another added, "Be cause you get white bread with butter on it, and eggs fried on both sides and Coffee with piano accompapiment." As soon as I broke into the place I found why men would ride nine miles on a truck to loaf there from eight un til eleven. It wasn't the sort of place folks in the United States imagine a Y. M. C. A. to be. It was a swelteringly hot night, and the broad front steps were lined from end to end with men in khaki and men in navy blue. They were gassing and smoking until the place looked as if the captain had ordered a smoke screen to belp him through the submarine zone. From the street you could hear a piano doing business and a lot more men in uniform howling, "Joan of Arc." If the mothers of these boys could have heard that racket their hearts would have dropped off a pound of weight and increased their beat by ten to the second. They sang as it they were glad to be alive. Right on the Job. And then somebody busted up the game. A sallorman came in and made the announcement that the driver of their truck refused to take them back to quarters again, and it was a walk of nine miles on a hot night, or a stretch in the brig for them. Gloom descended. Then somebody turned around and bellowed, "Where's one of them 'Y guys?' " A "Y" guy happened to be on the spot and in a second he was surround ed, not by a crowd of men who were angry or in a mood to demand some thing, but by fellows who were mighty courteous in an unpleasant situation. That was something worth remarking, and it made you sort of glad to be around. They put the thing up to the "PT guy and one fellow said sort of bash ful-llke, "We don't want to act like we was puttin' this up to you. 'Tanl't your fault, but-" It was apparent they had gotten the idea somehow that you could depend on a "Y" guy to get a move on him, and the "T" guy allowed as much. "Sure, it's up to us," he said, "that's why we're here." Inside of twenty minutes he was Pack with a big truck with a red trl idgle on the side of it. He tacked the thirty salbrmen into it and off they went to keep their appointment with their boss. That, quite likely, is one reason why they rode nine miles to spend an eve ning in the Y. Y. C. A., because they knew somebody was on the Job. Like You Owned the Place. Another reason is that you don't have to knock, show a ticket, wiggle youar first finger or roll over and play dead to get in. You Just walk in like you were there to foreclose a first mort. gage on the place. When you walk through the front door you don't run into a lecture hall, though there is one upstairs, and the odor that comes to your nose isn't the odor of sanctity. It's the smell of fried eggs. The cafeteria is the first thing you meet, and if you are wise you get acquainted with it and stay acquainted while youe are in this lo eality, for it is the best and cheapest place to eat In town. I know because I tried several. The most impressive thing about 11 is the complete absence ot an osten tations welcome. You Just help your self and nobody says a word. Yos wander in and eat and wipe you mouth on your sleeve and bhike upstairs to mess around on a piano or writi a letter or play billiards, or to do u you doggone please. You are free To be able to make a huge number ol men feel perfectly tree and aunrestlein ed and at home is quite some little ao complishment. I haven't had time tU find out how it is done, but the new time I have a party at my house Ii going to try it on. It's the real thinl a b·slallty. SURPRISE FOR CHURCH FOLKS Called a H r Earlier for Pras Meetlag and Set in 0i1g1ng Denver, Colao.--Eery member a City Park Baptist curch was urgsntt: requested to attend a spcal mid-weeal prayer meeting and to be ona hand ma hour earlier than usuaL When th I "worshipers" arrived the pastor pro duced an old case knife for each mem ber, pointed to a church lawn badl: cluttered by dandellons and told met and women alike to get busy. At tb end of an hour of digging the lawn wa clear of weeds. Harmless Candidates There's one thing In favor of the candidates who run for exercise-they never get ia position to do any harm to the country.-Atlanta Constitution. Trasgio Fate of Queens hrance has had seventy-seven queens. Eleven were divorced; two legally put to death; nine died young; seven were widowed earty; three cruel ly treated; three eled. Moeat of the reat w either eslaned or di be and That Toul Weather. There are places in the world where the weather has been better the last few weeks than in the American sec- I tor northwest of Tool, but the pre vailing dampness never even tarnishes the American sense of humor. The colonel of a regiment, making a night tour of the trenches, was chal lenged by a sentry who had been stand iing at his post for two hours in a driving rain. "Who's there?" said the sentry. "Friend !" replied his colonel. "Welcome to our mist." said the sen try. And the most serious thing thel colonel did was to laugh.-From Stars and Stripes. France. Who Ever Saw? The log that people sleep like. The chickens that the farmer's kids have to go to bed with. The deer that a small boy can run like. The horse that everybody thinks he works like. The dog that the pirates used to die like. The house and home that one is eaten out of. Some One Else Got Her. Cholly-I thought I'd try an innova tion. Molly-And did you? "Surely. I decided to propose mar Ilage to a certain party by telephone." "How did it work out?" "I was told the line was busy." It Was Correct. This teacher was having some trou ble with a certain pupil In grammar. "Now, little girl, would It be proper to say, 'You can't learn me nothing' " "Yes'm, it would," replied the girl. "Oh ! Perhaps you'll tell me why!" "'Cause you can't I" DEDUCTION. STS "There are 14,000 oysters of full esis n as ton." "Then a boarding house stew must be onefourteen-thousandth part of a ten." Biblical Lore. Somaon was a tall. tall ma And so wasn old Gollar. But Ananias, so they say, Was the tallest liar. Its Effect "Mayme said if she had a soldier lover she would make him carry her picture in his pocket and it might stop a bullet aimed at his heart." "It would be a life-saver all right. Her picture is enough to give a ballet shell shock." A Bliever. "Do you believe in socialism?" "Yes." "What do you understand by the term?' "I merely believe there is such a word. I don't pretend to understand In the War Garden. Wile (musingly, after diggig up a potato by accdent)-Well, well, and here we have been looking our eyes out for the things. Won't Harry be surplsed when I tell him he planted tbese potato seeds upside downt No Wender. "'hat man is very meting i his attchbments." "Oneof the wearylng kind od rleads, is be? "Oh, no; he's a sheriffs offier." "SoB you think the dancing erase was beneecalL" "Yes," answered Mr. Rthfnek. "It Sstrengthened a large number of ankles for swing machine work." Coaantmrtd Attetion. "Does motoring help you to forget youar traoubles?' "Yes," answered Mr. Chggins. "When a tire blows aut I can't thaik d anything els" All Kind-oPlace Yoar Or d, With U --CU Ma Immediate 1O0 of-ing Shipment. Rubber---V Crimp Corrugated B. V. REDMOND & SON 309-311-313 Decatur Street. FOR TORNADO, FIRE, AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE SEE R. A. TANSEY 1S7 Delarmade St. Phone Al=grs 9126 Rents Collected Model Sheet Metal Works FRANK BRAAI, Prop. Repair Work, Gutter Spouting, Steam and Gas Fitting, Sheet Metal Work of All Description. Gas Stove Repairing Our Specialty. PHONE ALGIERS 377 319 NEWTON STREET The Johnson Iron Works, Ltd. NeW ORnQANS, LA. Uahise, Pers mm attes. shope ad P.mrly, Shipp ,ss tar mlllg amd Rupars ae Sted aml Weedu Vas ua ea.er, Ta ad Pip. Sh ps. MORGAN, PATreRSON AND SouWN STRUar P. O. Drawer 241 ASllB, STA. Telephs Agiphe 491 The Dutch are raising vegetables, In stead of bulbs. A potato is worth more than the handsomest tulip ever grown, under present conditions. Learning to milk a cow by studying the theory would be all right if it were not for the fact that the average cow does not care much for theory. The wool shortage is likely to result In men's clothing made of 50 per cent cotton cloth, but don't blame the war while the sheep-killing dog roams at will. We are living in a time when the goose that lays a golden egg is sure to be killed. It is the hen that lays a yard egg that men reverence and adore. However, If you are not satisfed with a limit of five pounds of sugar, why go to the candy store and get al the sweetness you want at a dollar a pound. It is no use for a man to say he knows the country is at war unless he con ducts himself, his family and his busl ness according to war conditions and necessities. Where Soy.Bean Flourishes. North Carolina claims rank as the largest soy-bean-production state, with an estimated erop for 1917 of 1,500,000 bushels, an Increase of 20 per cent, over 1916. Despite this large crop, the oil mills of eastern North Carolina im ported 200,000 bushels of soy-beans recently from China. A soy-bean har vester has been invented by North Carolina farmers. This harvester ,thrashes the beans from the vinesnla the fields. The Hesitation. She-If a girl told you you could kiss her on either cheek, what would you do? 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ROOT Mae 266f 631 CANAL ST., crawea Reyal Why Ships Are Sunk. Torpedoed merchant vessels are not sunk by extensive damage of the ship structure, is the view of a committee of the British Institution of Naval Architects, but because watertight compartments are not watertight. Plating and riveting are not disturbed over large areas, while bulkheads are not burst in by water pressure. Three causes explain many lossea-bulkhead doors too low down to be closed after explosion, flooding of closed compart ments through fractured suction pipes and penetrating of bulkheads by fllng rivets and other fragments of steel What Solomon Said. The teacher was talking to her elau about Solomon and his wisdom. "When the queen of Sheba eama and laid Jewels and fine ralment be. fore Solomon, what did he say?' hbe asked presently. One small girl, who had evidently bad experience in such matters, promptly replied: "'Ow much d'yer want for the lot?" -McClary's Wireless. 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