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THAT YMCIAIMEN AVOIDED DANGER General Dlckman, Hero of Chateau Thierry, Issues Order on Conduct Free Supplies. Spread upon the records of the Third division, A. E. F., and just brought to the attention of the Noa tional War Work Council of the Y. M. C. A., is a general order issued by!, ornnxind of Major General Dickman, ( which "Y" officials have hailed as ag. i emphatic answer to charges that Rled Triangle u orkers had avoided the dan ger zones In France and had wrung exorbitant prices from the soldiers for i the comforts which the association, had sent overseas. General Dickman, directed that a copy of the order be sent to every one of the thirty-four men and six women who went with the division through the fighting ot Chateau Thlerry and along the Marne. to St Mlhlel, and later into action north of Verdun and along the Meuse. The Y. M. C. A. has made public General Dickman's order along with a communication from Col. J. C. Ithe of another division which was in the St. Mthlel fighting. Colonel Ithea gave figures showing the large amount of supplies which were distributed in hk division by "Y" secretaries without charge. The order of General Dick man, who is now in command of the Army of Occupation in Germany, is as follows: "The commanding general desires to make of record in the general orders of this division his appreciation of the part taken by the members of the Y. M. C. A. who have been attached to this division and actively canried on their work in all its phases during the time that this division was in contact with the enemy from May 81 to July 80. "During the days beginning July 14, when the enemy made their attack and for days and nights afterward, the Y. M. C. A.. through its faithful members at their posts of duty, not only with chocolate and cakes and to bacco cheered our soldiers, but were of efficient assistance to our medical staff il caring for wounded. Hot chocolate was served, in many cases free, both day and night to the wound ed and ambulance drivers. "While the men of the Y. M. C. A. were with the troops in the front line the young women of the Y. M. . A. were detailed with the hospitals and the medical staff of this division bear testimony of their most efficient help during these two weeks of great strain. "The conduct of these self-sacrifc ing and brave men and women who have so unhesitatingly given their services to their country, establishes a standard of prestige, exceptional courage, devotion and resources which the commanding general particularly commends." Colonel Rhea, chief of staff of the general staff of one of the divisions which helped to straighten out the St. ihbel salient, wrote to the Y. M. C. A. overseas headquarters in Paris as fol t ws: "The division commander directs me to thant you in the name of the oA card and men of this division for your rpet work in having distributed gra tli to this division, between Septem, bar 10 and 18, a total of 147,900 pack. ags at cigarettes, 87,540 bars of boe, dast, A900 paekages of cakes, 8.8 poods of hard candy, bnd bundred4 Ssels at coffee. chocolate sad boollo. It Is Impossible to exprem to you the sppretatleo of the ofeers and mane the plenrea and comfort od hler brought to them when each one wuan struggli mader the gretet harditps to do his duty toward his eeatry. You probably realise better than ean be expressed the appreciatln a y koirndl work.' FIV "1" MEN GET CROIX DE GUERRE I TIo Latest to Reselve q-t Moaer, One Wounded by Shell. Accordang to eablegram from Prance 'Henry Wharton of Chestnut ill, Philadelphia, Pa., the president o a coal company In that city, and Benton V. Johnson, a real estate man of Detront, Mich, both Y. K 0. A. workers In lFrance, have been decolat. ed with the crolt de guerre. General Petaln himself presented them. Their decorations increased to five the num ber of T. . C. A. workers receiving the crolx de guerre. Their ditations, which were given to thesm at general headqurters, com mended the two for their work underm shetl Ore with the Twenty-sixth dl*v suo, and especially mentioned their "seal and devotion In carrying aid to the woned under a very violent Both men have followed their dli. iom, which has been tin the thickest o the aghbtli, to several treats. They worke4 as stretcher bearers In the mool sector, at Chateau Thierry and in the Argonlpne woods. Their Job was to carry the wounded through the trenches, often several hundred yards until it was pomsible to leave the trench for the rad, where they put them ea stretchers ad carried them under re to the dressanm station. While engaged In this work last Ieemmer Mr. Johnaon was wounded by IBshell fragments and forced to spend two weeks in the hospital He ro eclved his former citation fLtr his msrrice at this time. BaIdes I Bae h we SOLDIER BOY KICKS AGAINST Y.M.C.A co Serves It on Toast With a Garnish of se Scotch Blessings, Out the Cap- tr tain "Stumps" Him. h sp "If every kick and knock against the na Y. M. C. A. service overseas could have been handled as an American captain I know treated one case in his company there would be more in the air of what the 'Y' did and less of what they failed to do," said John M. Currie of Melrose, Mass., who is just home from operating Red Triangle huts in the Calais and Ypres sectors. The censor one evening camne across a letter from a boy to his folks back home, in which the "Y" was panned and served on toast with a garnish of all the Scotch blessings and reverse English the boy had on hand. Now the censor is a pretty tired nmn, and I should not have blamed him if he had let that letter go. But there was an extra strong touch of exaggeration in it that roused the censor's sense of justice. So he sent the letter to the captain of the boy's company and the captain called the boy in. This is the conver sation that followed: "Idl you write this letter?" "Yes, sir." "Read it over-is there anything there you'd like to change before it is sent?" "No, sir." Then there was a short pause, in which the captain studied the boy and the boy set his jaw stubbornly. Finally: "Where did you get this letter?" "The 'Y,' sir." "Who gave you the paper?" "The 'Y,' sir." "It's warm and cozy, and something like home there, isn't it?" "Yes, sir." "Where do you get your cigarettes, e candy, etc.?" c, "The 'Y,' sir." a "You're always sure of finding what w you want there?"' G "Yes, sir." a "You go to the movies and a real n show occasionallyG "Yes, sir." "Who runs them?" "The 'Y,' sir." o "Doesn't cost you a cent, does it?"' "No, sir." There was another pause, and the - boy's face was redder and his expres sion softer. Then: "If you don't mind, sir, I'd like to see that letter again." Without a word he took it from the officer's hand, tore it once across, and dropping it into the basket made his salute, turned on his heel and walked rout. MAYBE THE SOLDIER DOESN'T G0 TO CHURCH , * But Thes Figures Will Prowv IllumlI hating to the 8keptio-Only i 4,523,343 Attend. t S If every man, woman and child n to " the state of Texas, plus the entire h population of New Orleans, La., were to unite in going to church on one 4 Sunday the mobilization would still be less than the attendance at religious 4 meetings In the Army Y. M. C. A. 8 buildings in the Southern department from May, 1917, to December 81, 1918. The total attendance at 24,700 such Smeetings in the "Y" huts was 4,528,84s, Saccording to figtres compiled by the religious work department of the Army X. M. C. A. at San Antonio, Tex. At these meetlngCrT4,457 soldie rs quested prayers-a number greater than the population of Oklahoma City. The number of Christian decislons made by these soldiers was 6929' more than the number of people in El E Paso, Tex. Christian purpose re newed by soldiers at such meetings t reached the big total of 8581. The number of personal Christian interviews which the "Y" secretaries * were able to have with the men as it they visited the buildings was 818,246, t or equal to the combined populations 4 of Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston, U Tex. These secretaries also secured L from the men a number of other for. Lt ward-step decisions, including the fol a1 lowing: To read the Bible, 111,108; to Spray. 84,097; temperance, 4,688; anti * profanity, 9,342; personal purity, 19, 500; antigambllng, 6,925. Records from November 1, 1917, to a December 81, 1918, show that 1880 SBible classes were organized with a Stotal enrollment of 48012 men. These classes held 15,905 sesslons and had an attendance of 845,5968. It was not until to May 1, 1918, that records were made of the pumber of teachers used at these classes, but from that time to December 81 there were 1,446 soldierl teachers and 1,888 civilian teachers Sengaged in conductlng the classes. Copies of the Scriptures distributed to soldiers reached 580,88, or one each for every persoo iLn the states of New Mexico and Arizona. Religious literature given oat from Jane 1, 1918, to December 31 numbered 509,249 pieces. Visiting sck solder was a part of the duty of religious work secretaries, and for the period for which records ad were kept the number of such visits made was 906.192. almost equal to the populattoo of Colorado with most et the people in Kansas City, Mo., thrown in to balance the measure. Fewe se Esages Useo. That the monarch of the air, the se eagle, has disalppeared from Caltth ness, as well as from the Orkneys and Uhetlands, is a well-authentlated fact. The sea eagle Is not very uncommon lt the Fest Highlands, and still bulds its nest on varous hill abuttlng on the clity coast. The astee of the nests are on the edge oa some large .d wea stoked sheep arms. The birds 1Le bee aceused of killtg lamb, S har es and winged game, but Ie charge wold be dilctt to la, mammtab Tulane Theatre. Klaw and Erlanger will bring their beautiful production of "The Riviera Girl" to the Tulane next week. "The Riviera Girl" is the musical comedy what scored a triumph last season at the New Amsterdam Thea tre, New York, where it ran to packed houses for many months. "The Riviera Girl" production is sponsored by several men whose names are identified with the great I f THE RIIER GIR." "THE RIVIERA GIRL." est musical comedy successes of the ia country. Besides its producers, Klaw ui and Erlanger, there are Joseph Urban, he who created the scenery; Herbert hi Gresham, who rehearsed the dialogue w and Julian Mitchell, who invented the cc many ingenious dances and ensembles. w Given a book and lyrics as bright d and snappy as that of "The Riviera tU Girl," with the delirious music of o0 Kalman, and the result in the hands s( of all these skilled master of their ly craft is ineviatable. In the case of sl H. N. G. C. i Thursday. On Thursday and Sunday the H. N. G. C. will play pictures that have not yet been run on Canal St., "Un- t der Four Flags," will be shown on I Thursday and is said to be the best of all government films. Show at c 7 P. M. L Sunday. C It is rather out of the ordinary for a father to beome angry because I his son wants to go to work for I him, and still more, particularly e when this son has just been expelled e from college because he doesn't care l to study, and yet this is the basic idea in "Come Again Smith," theI picturization of John E. Blackwood's I Comedy in which J. Warren Kerri gan is the star. Show from 3:15 to 7:15. Orpheum Theatre. One of the largest and most im portant acts in Vaudeville will be the headline attraction at the Orpheum next week, when "The Suffragettes' Revue" is presented here, beginning with the matinee Monday afternoon. In this review will be starred Boltty Bernard, Mable Gould and Jimmy Slater, all well known to lovers of vaudeville throughout the country. An added feature to the bill for the coming week will be Offier Vokes and Don, the inebriated canine. Few the atergoers there are in the United States who do not know Don, the cleverest dog on the stage, whose por trayals of intoxication, as personified in himself after too many libations, are truly remarkable. Bolb Hall, who has rightly been named "The Extem poraneous Chap," will be here with a brand newe monlogue, in which he will inject a lot of local color from in spirations which come to him afresh in every town in which he plays. Katherine Murray is bringing a new collection of songs and recitations, and will be assisted by Murray Ru. bens at the piano. Miss Murray is ) widely known for her large fund of humor and for the class of the songs she selects each season for her vaude ville tours. Mr. Rtbens is a pianist of ability and an accompanist of long training. A military travesty, "The Battle Whatstheuse," will be the of fering of those two clever comedians and skillful actors, Ed Gallagher and Joe Rolley. One of the most beauti Stful acts on the program will be the posing and athletic offering of "The Gladiators," who have a combination' of prodigious strength and graceful motion. The new and already hlghly-popu lar news weekly, Kinograms, will con. tinue to tell the news of the world pictorially all next week. changing I the program whenever big news breaks. The Orpheum Travel Weekly will show its usual good pictures of the world at work and play. The Or pheum Concert Orchestra, with Pro fessor E. E. Tosso in charge, will be on the Jdb with new and appropriate music. Diselpline Irsmtial. Those who escape dlsMpUline are to I be pitied, but we may be msure the es - ape will -ot be for long The order I f the wra provides for this without . Intoaerference. In most eases we a had much better be concerned in hold t bag our hands off or in providing al a leviatlmat for the hours between these f eed~aul badffetingsnp by the heavy hand of fkte. The disipline of others, tin I ether words, ordinaritury is none of our I tdinews. We may ately and wely I leave It to patreet, school mastera, pr fIlte ed h the kr nese s Iof Ut. "The Riviera Girl" they have outdone all their previous efforts. All the scenes in the fascinating musical comedy occur in the lovely Riviera, in the tiney principality of Monaco, where the spirt of gay chance holds sway at all, times. Into this apparantly most care-free spot of all the world comes a certain Sam Springer from Fishbury, Ill., and he is at once tangled up in the surpris ing love-romance of a certain fair young sister and a handsome young artistocrat. Fearing that his high-born family will never countenance his I union with a woman who has only her, he arranges for her marriage her, he ararnges for her marriage with a supposedly poverty-stricken count, his idea being to provide her with a title, and after her immediate divorce to marry her himself and then to take her into the proud bosom of his family. Just how his little scheme goes wrong is most humorous ly and divertingly set forth in the story. LIBERIA 13 REACHING OUT Tribes of That Country, It is Said, Are Accepting the Teachings of the Missionariee. Plenyono Gbe Wolo, a Liberian of the Kru tribe, who graduated from Co lumbla university, says: There never has been a scientifcl census of Liberia, but the population Is estimated at from 2,000,000 to 3,000, 000, and not more than 15,000 are Amerlco-Liberians, the descendants of liberated slaves. The remainder be long to tribes which speak four differ eat languages and offer only nominal submission to the government. The Krus elect their kings by the selection of the most available man of the royal house. In the Jarroway tribe the king is an absolute monarch for the reign of six years, and is then put to death. Other tribes also follow different cas toms. The tribes do not acknowledge the government of Monrovia, because they feel that it does not protect them. By treaty the United States government is required to help the Americo-Libe rlans against the tribes, and in 1912 this country helped put down a rebel lion of the Krus. The constitution of Liberia has a literacy test, which has heretofore ex cluded most of the natives from vot ing, as the central government is un able to undertake their education. The GOlrbas are being taught by Episcopal miasiomeries, and the Fulingos, who are Mohammedans, are also gaining the franchise. The Krus are very am bitious and are also catching up. There are more than 50 Liberians of the na tive tribes studying in the United States. Tough on the Private. ,Having heard that our soldiers in France lack soap, a Portland (Me.) girl sent to a sergeant major of the Fifty-fourth a package of soap leaves, and received in due time a letter from the sergeant major in which he ex pressed surprise that the girl hadn't remembered that he never smoked. He added that he had given the packet to a private who "rolls 'is own," and the private liked to have died of nausea. Largest French Pert. Marseillles has at present in the vi e nity of 1,000,000 inhabitanti, and It is the largest port in France, as Swll as one of the wealthlest indus I la and commercial centers. It is a distributing market for numerous D products required in southeastern SFrance and the French African colo ales, but in th ease of toys Parts cor. trols the tmrad Ceeer's * ofee ly. It must be the censor's office by who is responasble for some of the ra Sgaries of the blue pencil. Not long age some patriotic soul quoted Klpling's line from the "Recessional." "The cap talas and the kings depart." He had Sthe surprise of his life when the word S"kings" was struck out But worse is now reported. Another scribet greatly daring In the meatless days, quoted Thomas Hood's Jeke in an as tlcle on "Wayside Graves." or some SthIng equaly soms: 1 "So they burled Be at our ess: reads With a stake I hins ispide." SThat was too muee for th cuasorh o- ofee boy. A stake i Ms insiade, i. Sdeed. The censor'a oee bic hnenw i e knew how to spell that the foed Sestrer weaul ever sanctien a Swbale "steak-- ice inmeuentt,. e Ssteak, in aybodya's laid. S lho do Shatd the oteadiag lInes Who shar Smy that .we are not ardently natul .[ Ik dl lI'III a,, MUST INCREASE FOOD EXPORTS America Called on by End of War to Supply Added Millions. ECONOMY STILL NEEDED. Over Three Times Pre-War Shipments Required-Situation in Wheat and Fats Proves Government's Policy Sound. With the guns in Europe silenced, we have now to consider a new world food situation. But there can be no hope that the volume of our exports can he lightened to the slightest de gree with the cessation of hostilities. Millions of people liberated from the Prussian yoke are now depending upon us for the food which will keep them from starvation. With food the United States made it possible for the forces of democ racy to hold out to victory. To insure democracy in the world, we must con tinue to live simply in order that we may supply these liberated nations of Europe with food. Hunger among a people inevitably breeds anarchy. Mt' American food must complete the work of making the world safe for democ racy. TU Last year we sent 11,820,000 tons of food to Europe. For the present year, with only the European Allies to feed, - we had originally pledged ourselves to a program that would have increased our exports to 17,500,000 tons. Now, to feed the liberated nations, we will have to export a total of not less than 20,000,000 toa---practically the limit of loading capacity at our ports. Re viewing the world food situation, we I find that some foods will be obtainable in quantities sufficient to meet all world needs under a regime of eco nomical consumption. On the other hand, there will be marked world - shortages in some important commodi tie. r Return to Normal Bread Loaf. With the enlarged wheat crops which American farmers have grown, and the supplies of Australia, the Ar- 82 gentine and other markets now accee sible to shipping, there are bread grains enough to enable the nations to return to their normal wheat loaf,' provided we continue to mill flour at a high percentage of extraction and' maintain economy in eating and the sm avoidance of waste. In fats there will be a heavy short age -about 3,000,000,000 pounds - in pork products, dairy products and vegetable oils. While there will be a shortage of about three million tons in rich protein feeds for dairy anl e mals, there will be sufficient supplies of other feedstufts to allow economical consumption. a In the matter of beef, the world's f supplies are limited to the capacity of the available refrigerating ships. The supplies of beef in Australia, the Ar gentine and the United States are saf e Adent to load these ships. There will a be a shortage in the importing coo-, as i tries, but we cannot hope to expand pa I exports materially for the next months - a in vjw of the bottle neck in trams l portation. V We will have a sufficient supply ot sugar to allow normal consumption in , this country if the other nations re y tin their present short rations or In crease them only slightly. For the 4 countries of Europe, however, to in crease their present rations to a ma 2 terial extent will necessitate our shar 1 il a part of eaur own supplies with them. · Twenty Mlllken Ten of Food. i- Of the world total, North Ameria . will turolsh more than O0 per cent, a- The United States, including the West U Indies, will be called upon to furnish l 20000,000 tons of food of all kinds as Scompared with our pre-war exports ead about 6,000,000 tons. While we will be able to chhnge uo * program in many respects, even a camual survey of the world supplies in comparison to world demands shows conclusively that Europe will know famine unless the American people bring their home consumption down to the harest minimum that will main tain health and strength. There are conditions of famine in t Europe that will be beyond our power Sto remedy. There are 40,000,000 peo m plie in North Russia whom there is * small chance of reaching with food it this winter. Their transportation is 4. demoralized in complete ankrchy, and et sbortly many of their ports will be ad frozsen, even if Internal transport of euld be realised To Preserve Civillzation. At this mome Germany has not aIofe sucked the food and animate f rom all thoe mars es of people hie Shas dominated and left starving, but She has left bemhnd her a total wrehyI mage eof soial itstitgtions, and this a sma f od people ig nw confronted wsth Sabsolute anarcha. gro I we value ot r own earet and mt Io- soelal orpnlsation of the world, ti wq Svalue the preserevation tof cdvilleatl itaelf, we cannot permiItgrowth of thi caner tn the werd's vttals. rpdlte e s the mother eo aomut. FOeom the laobtllte of sovernmets to 7 asse food for ther people gr e vlptr on ud ehao From an ablt. m to surpply their people igows rbillt I' et government and the defeat of an p ehy. Did we pot it o no higher ad plane than our Lterst in the pro. rd tection of our cstitotlont, we must so bestir ourselves tn solution ao this be) problem. I eaten To it e "Germany, eonteemlng he wriket S s and protetlan het repentanee rs tminds me of a rasrlly fortane hut er," aid the director of military se asutics, General Kenly. e' "This fortune huater was desribnlg in- his prsuit of a Pittbrg helress. If 'Is proposing,' said his listener, 04 you ought to have told her, George, a that you were unwerthy ao her. That ic belt seldom falls.' de- 'The fortane hatsr gave a gloomy all uagh. "l- ee, I was soln to tell her that,' he said, bat she told it to m rst.'" TULANE START' MCH.23 Matinees --- Wednesdays a id Saturdays "The Riviera Girl" PRICES - - - Nights, 25c to 1 . 25 MATINEE DAILY 2:15; NIGHTS, 8:10 10c to 50c Telephones Main 331 34 !'"c to $1 Foto's Folly Theatre Week Ending Saturday, March 29th. 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Paper PHONE MAIN 2219 Firestone Tires sad stock, moss, iron, metal, building Tubes material, iron beds, springs, mat tresses, pillows and bedding. Stoves ULCIZING stoves; stove pipe. JOSEPH DUTHU Valcaatg Worth Robertsoa and Carenadelet Walk SATISFACTION GUARANTEED (Old Basin) Firestone Accessories. 100 St. Chads 8L SooD- HITE Want to try something Delicio \V Armour's Peaches, Pears. Cherries The sHatter Apricots and Hawaiien Pine apple satter Just arrived at JOHN KLEINKEMPER CO.. LTD. Velour, Felt and Panama Hats, aIss4 Dyed and Rshaped Altx and Verret Street. 119 University Place. Man (4i S LLR SERVICE STATION. Barli n & St. C. Ton of MPa U. 1u4N Open from 7 till 9 daily and SunSugar. day. Expert auto sad bicycle re- The output of maple sugar In the pairing. 15 minute guaranteed Province of Quebec Is about 14,300,0W vulcanizing. Auto accessries tires and blcycle supplies, gasoline aend oils. FoJ pounds per annum. parts. All work done by expert mechanics. Rum fumes Intoxicated Crew of American S B08TON.- American ship from a Trench port Ntaggered into this heite recently and leaned up a.inat a iendly pia. Just about the t rtt onlookers were asking each other if It could be Iat enginees that wile coughing, someone said: LIek M~at erewl They loot as f thers tA overat hrtainy usen plrty." "Aw, you ought to m ou guL one a the crew shoutedhoarNduh4 ' propped up aganlst the port now. Maybe he t lnks 's pot." Members athe crew we thirst to talk any mre at the i ment, but at the ofiees a the eosli go the stewed ahlp her conditism IM explained. Tne vessel had always bean perfectly respectable before It M, voyage to rance and return, it was stated. But its downfall began wbs. left the West Indies for a French pop~ a couple of m~aths ago with a Wl , rum ralued at about $1,000,000 under its belt. As the rum, which was intended to hearten the pollus In the tratheb - In casks, the ship kept sober and respectable until it ran into heavyr ws Then some of the casks began to leak. In a short time moere a then auMI leeks untl1 ram was swashing around as generously as bile water The fumes aof the rum rose up from the hold and seeped throgh M noses, mahouths, eyes and pores of the 85 membes at tbhe cew-end the After that, It was admitted, it was somew party. FOR SIX YEARS JOHN F. SULLIVAN filled prescriptions for all of the physicians in this town. He filled your prescriptions satisfactorily and he will continue to do so. ALL HIS LIFE RALEIGH J. WILLIAMS is a dyed in the wool Algerine. He is after your trade and will get it by superior service and high grade goods. Jo n F. Sullivan; and Raleigh J. Williams will hereafter talk to you as the Suburban Drug Store SELMIRA AND EVELLA STS. which will maintain the most reliable deliv ery system on the West side PHONE AIG. 5156.