Patriotism Through Home Service
Every story, worth while or other
wise, that the little child hears be
comes apart of his life. Its characters
are alive for'' him, he puts its inci
dents into action in his daily work
and play and .he remembers the story's
teachings long after the story teller
has forgotten it. There is a new
hunger that\yve ought to satisfy in
childhood, tfjifl sjtory hungesf. Es
pecially do \Ve need to utilize the
child's imagination just now as a
means of developing those civic vir
tues and the love of country that will
make the children of today good
American citizens of tomorrow.
Child patriotism is begun in ser
vice and especially in home service,
for the home is the republic of child
hood. If the other and kinder
gartner connect home service and sim-
Training Little Children
By Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
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pie community service with a love
for and reverence for the flag, the
first impressions of patriotism will be
inculcated in children.
The story of "The Flag-bearer" has
this starting point in patriotic teach
ing for its lesson.
The primary class had a very beau
tiful American flag and some child
was going to carry it from the school
room across the park and into the
town hall on the holiday. All the
primary children would march after
the flag and they were going to sing
"America" and "The Star Spangled
Banner." It would be a wonderful
day and each child wanted to carry
No one was sure who could be
chosen as flag-bearer, but their teach
er had said the week before, "It will
be the child who loves his country
the most who will carry the Stars
and Stripes. Try and do something
for your coiuntry during the week.
So the children had been very busy
ever since doing all sorts of things
that would show how they loved their
Marjory had been knitting for the
soldiers. Her grandmother had given
her a pair of pretty yellow needles
and a ball of soft yarn and had start
ed a scarf. But the stitches would
drop and there was still enough snow
for sliding on the hill back of Mar
jory's house. Her knitting was not
much farther along on Saturday than
"I will show how much I love my
country," Hubert said, and he ask
ed his mother to sew the gilt buttons
coat that hung in the attic on his
reefer. Then he showed the bright
buttons to all the other children and
they thought that Hubert looked very
"I shall wear them when I carry
the flag next week," Hubert told
But the children thought that, per
haps, Roger would be chosen as flag
bearer because he bought such a large
flag with the money in his bank a/id
put it up on the flagpole in his front
yard. Roger's father helped him raise
the flag on a rope so that he could
pull it down at night, but once the
Stars and Stripes were flying Roger
forgot all about them. His flag stay
ed out in the wind and sleet and its
bright colors faded and the stripes
After all, the children decided, it
would be Edward who would carry
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the flag. Edward had a dog named
Trusty and he decided to train him to
be a Red Cross dog. He put a white
band with a Red Cross on it around
Trusty and harnessed him to a little
express wagon to carry bundles.
Trusty had never worn a harness in
his life, or been fastened to anything,
He tried to get away from the wagon,
but Edward strapped the harness more
tightly. The straps hurt Trusty and
it hurt his feelings to be made to
drag the cart, but Edward drove him
to and from the drug store and the
grocery and the butcher's, carrying
the parcels that Edward had always
The other children, too, all tried to
do unusual things to win themselves
the place of flag-bearer. They play
ed their drums in the street and made
soldier caps and wooden swords ami
drilled. The little girls dressed up
and played army nurse with their
dolls. The boys bought toy soldiers
and horns at the toy shop. There
was a great deal of noise everywhere.
Then it was the holiday, and every
one was greatly excited over what
was going to happen. Whoever had
a red ribbon, or a blue necktie, or a
red, white and blue badge felt very
proud indeed to wear it Every child
sat as still as a mouse as the teacher
spoke to them.
"Marjory showed me five rows that
she had knitted for a soldier when I
went to her house a few dayse ago,"
she said. "I wonder how many rows
she has finished now?"
"Only five," Marjory said softly.
Hubert touched the buttons on his
reefer and sat up very straight in his
"I am wearing my great-garnd
father's soldier buttons," he said.
"That ought to make you feel as
brave as he was, when he earned the
right to wear them in battle," the
teacher said, and Hubert suddenly
thought that gilt buttons had not
made him into a soldier at all. The
other children began to think, too, as
they looked up at the Stars and Stripes
waiting at the end of the room. Ed
ward remembered how the harness
had hurt Trusty and the boy with the
drum remembered h6w he had awaken
ed the baby from her nap. Roger
thought of his torn flag, flapping in
the wind on the top of the flagpole.
No one said anything until the teach
er looked at the end of the class and
smiled, and said:
Peter smiled back and tried to
cover up the holes in hia jacket
sleeves and tucked his old shoes under
the seat. Peter's father had gone
to be a soldier and there were his
mother and the two babies and hia
grandfather, who waa blind, at home.
"What have you been doing all the
week, Peter?" the teacher asked...
"Tending the babies so that moth-
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the soldiers' uniforms," Peter said.
"And leading grandfather out for a
walk when it was a sunny day."
"Peter's got a little flag hanging
out of the window," one of the chil
dren said, "and he's so careful of it.
He takes it in every night and puts
it out again in the morning."
"He saluted the flag and took off
his hat to it when the parade went
by the other day," said another child.
Everyone loved merry, ragged Peter,
who could play so gaily when he had
time for a game.
Just then they heard the band out
side. It was playing "The Red,
White and Blue," the music to which
the children were to march with the
"Who shall be our flag-bearer?"
the teacher asked.
The children knew now. They were
"Peter!" they said.
So Peter carried the Stars and
Stripes across the park and into the
town hall, with all the primary chil
dren marching like soldiers behind.
The wind blew it around him like a
cloak to cover up the holes in his
jacket sleeves and his old shoes.
Wherever he looked he could see the
colors the sky was as blue as the
field in the flag, a few snow stars
lay on the ground and the first robin
redbreast sang on a branch over his
head. And the children following
Peter knew what the colors told them
to do for their country—to be brave
and good and true at home.
Friday, August 2
Allied gunners are hurling shells
of all calibres into the German po
sitions and in the communication
area northward to the Vesle, to blast
a path for the infantry when they
move again. The enemy is retaliat
ing with high explosives and gas
What the lull portends is not clear.
The possibilities are many, but the
facts stand out that the Germans
are not anxious to meet the hard
hitting allies oftener than is neces
sary for they have not taken the op
portunity to counter "attack and at
tempt to retake important positions
on the center, held by the Americans
and on the west flank in the hands of
French and British. This may bear
out, in the opinion of some allied
quarters that the Germans fully in
tended to retire to the Vesle or be
yond, as soon aa their plans had
been perfected and that the enemy
efforts of the last three or four days
have been wholly for the progress of
covering important movements.
Saturday, Auguat 3
Crushing in the German lines north
of the Ourcq, the allies on Thursday
carried their front to the northeast
ern from their former positions be
tween Hartenes and Fere-en-Tarde
The exact location of the new line
is not given in the early dispatches
from the battlefield, but it is said
that the allies have established
themselves on the high ridges be
tween the Ourcq and the Aisne and
dominate the whole western section
of the battle area.
The attack was made over a front
of about five miles and penetrated
to an extreme depth of three miles
from the former line. It was report
ed Thursday night that the allies
are within five aiiles of Bazoches, an
important German railroad center on
the Vesle river, which agrees quite
closety with this morning's report
of the advance to the northeast of
Beugneux, approximate center of
the line of attack on Thursday.
Further east and south, the allies
have captured the village of Cierges
after a sanguinary struggle.
Progress In Center
In the center of the line important
progress is shown in reports from
the front. Goussancourt has been
captured and the northern edges of
Muniere wood has been cleared' of
Germans. This marks an advance of
a mile and three quarters. Nothing
is said of the fate of the Germans at
St. Gemme, at the tip of the salient,
but it is to be assumed that they
have retreated from their perilous
Further toward Rheims, the im
portant town of Ville-en-Tardenois
has been encircled by the allies, it is
reported. The dispatch would seem
to indicate that the German de
fenders of the place have been sur
rounded by the allied advance.
Advices reaching London say the
success of the allies on the western
side of the line is the most import
ant accomplishment since the Ger
man retreat from the Marne began.
The view taken in these dispatches
is that the advance on Thursday was
the turning point of the campaign,
and possibly of the whole war.
While the detailed reports so far,
received in this country have not
shown the ground for this views, it'
seems clear, at any rate that the
German retreat, which has been
proceeding slowly, must now be
hurried if the enemy is to escape a
terrible pounding from the allies'
heavy guns. The advance of the
allies to within easy cannon range
of Bazoches and likewise of Fismes,
the German base on the Vesle, wiil
tend to disarrange all plans the en-
emy may have formed to hold his
opponents at bay until the defenses
along the Vesle could be thoroughly
Saturday, Auguat 3
Allies Sweeping Forward
Soissons has fallen and the Ger
man salient south of the Aisne seems
to be doomed.
Allied hammer blows have had
their effect and the Germans are re
tiring precipitately toward the north.
French, American and British troops
are moving forward rapidly and
continue their pressure strongly at
On a front of 35 miles from
northwest of Soissons to Rheims the
allied advance already averages more
than three miles on the entire dis
tance. American troops in the center
gained more than five miles. Cavalry
again'is being used for the first time
since the opening day of General
Foch's offensive on Jiuy 18.
While the German Crown Prince
made strong efforts to maintain a
front between Fere-en-Tardenois and
Ville-en-Tardenois his position was
made untenable by the allied suc
cess earlier in the week in which
the Americans played no small part.
His center was smashed at a vita]
point and the southern end of the
western flank was turned by the
French and British capture of the
Chalmont spur northeast of Fere.
Fall of Soissons
The fall of Soissons, which had
been in the hands of the Germans
since May 29 is a serious menace to
the lines of the Vesle and to the
line of the Aisne, as the French also
have moved forward three miles on
the north bank of the Aisne to Pom
miers. At no place are the troops
of General Mangin, General Degout-
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te and General Berthelot more than
seven miles from the railway line
paralleling the Vesle and allied guns
are hammering it hard on the ends
and probably in the center.
With the American Army on the
Aisne-Marne Front, August 3—Amer
ican troops entered the southern part
of Fismes today, while other forces
of the Allies hold the southern banks
of the Aisne and Vesle rivers from
Soissons to Fismes.
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