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THE CELINA DEMOCRAT, CELINA, OHIO
Mm A IS CRY OUT FOR BARBERS MPPE mXLJ : i ,.. V V V fiSJ3& MI3JS - Bureaus Give Out Information Concerning War WASH INOTON. The committee on public Information wos creuted nil a war machine. It has been the object of mure derision and public ridicule than any other war muchlnc, nevertheless It goes merrily along, grinding out war knowledge for the people, THIS WA MACHINE TIMS OUT SOME -tfREAT flEWS At the outset George Creel, cliulrinnn, set out to bo the olllclnl news bureau of the government. lie attempted to do the work of the 400 newspaper men sent here by all of the large newspupers and press associations. This policy was soon dropped and todny the com mittee on public Information Is work ing for the news thut the newspaper men don't get. Dozens of government bureaus have Interesting Information concern ing tlw war. This information, however, la Inaccessible to newspuper men. The committee on public Information Is the one Instrument which can dig It out In much the same mnnner as a well-orgonlzed newspaper works, 0 the committee on public Information operates. There Is an organization for the dissemination of dally news'. The editor, formerly a New York newspaper uiun, directs a staff of reporters. A staff of feature writers' Is also maintained by the committee. These writers "dig up" unusual stories about the government and the war. In due time these stories such as the 'recent German plot exposure are releused for publication simultaneously throughout the entire United States. Photographs are recognized as Important for news purposes. To this end the' committee has set up a photograph department. Oflkiul photographers take pictures of war instruments and features. These pictures are then sup plied to the newspapers at cost. To turn the wheels of this' Information organization, 25 trained news paper men have been secured. The entire stuff of the organization numbers more than 100. HAVE AWT CORKS -AN Reward for Doing Hefpful Thing on Street Car HER face was about as sociable looking as a hatchet, but her bundle was heavy, so another woman In the cor who knows weariness when she sees It got up and offered her seat. It Is venturesome, of course, to tender such a courtesy to a sister In your own age zone every woman knows why but nothing Is ever nn all-round failure In this world. Praise be I "Thanky, ma'am. I'm half ready to drop. I never look for a man to give me a seat any more I don't know how It Is, but gentlemen seems to be petering out I've behner runnln' roun on my two feet ever since sun up. Ilave you got corns?" The woman, anchored to a strap, admitted her lack to the other woman, who was developing a sociublllty no hatchet could ever hope to achieve. "Well, that's one thing you got to be thankful for! But are you married?" nor tone of Inquiry Implied that corns and matrimony were In the same class. The strap-hanger owned to spinstersliip. "My, you are a lucky woman! Muster been born with a silver spoon In your mouth! "1 like that suit you got on. Ought to last you years for best What do you do for a living?" The woman was not addicted to confiding her affairs to the housetops, but she owned up. Possibly there was 11 reason. "My, you must have a head on you ! But be careful not to overdo your self. I had a cousin once by marriage that wrote for Blunkses' well-known pills, but she died sudden. They said It was natchrel causes, but I always laid It to her overdosln' herself because she was paid In pills. Must you be goln'?" Which Is just to show, women dear, that no matter how many rebuffs come our way it Is always worth while to do the helpful things for the occa sional rewards we get, generally In the consciousness of a kindly action done, and once In a while In a thredd of a yarn like this. II v t Ti a y -iv.t' h . wr "Big Chief" Unrecognized by Washington Crowds WASHINGTON Is a busy city these days. A person has to keep his eyes wide open If he wants to see everything that Is going on, and then he Is apt to walk right by something or somebody he very much wants to see. One thousand people missed seeing a cer tain man the other day, although they looked directly at him. He Is a man of International renown, particularly well known in the United States. But he didn't seem so well known fc.-v UL-3 J Hi morning, as he crossed the wide street in front of the White House, let ne was a man to command attention any where. He was Immaculately dressed In a dark fedora, light gray coat and pin stripe trousers. He was toll, and carried himself with such a military car riage that one would have taken him for an army officer, If It were not known that all army officers these days must wear their uniforms nt all times. Even at thut several persons took him for an army officer. He had a sur prisingly good chest on him, and held himself so well. As he crossed Penn sylvania avenue Into Madison place automobile horns tooted nt him. People scurried out of the usual rush of vehicles at this point, and with them scurried our hero. ' , Nobody noticed him particularly. A taxi driver scowled at him. 4. messen ger boy from one of the government departments brushed by him with the weight of the whole war on his shoulders. Two women jostled him as they hurried. If he had been Secretary McAdoo, a hundred and one persons would have turned to look at him. If he had been Secretary Lansing or Secretary Daniels, a hundred and one persons would have turned and looked. But he was none of these. He was only President Wilson. When Society Reporters Turned Wine Into Water WHATEVER a congressman does in Washington has got to look right to the folks back home, or they'll want to know the reason why. There's likely more than one politician who leads a dual life, one for home consump tion and the real one among the pomps .and vanities and the flesh pots of wily Washington. There was a marriage miracle not iong ago in Washington among the smartest of congressional circles, when the wldding wine was turned Into wa ter rather than the water Into wine. A congressman can do most anything acrobatically and diplomatically, just 90 it listens good back in his district. Constituents are such sensitive plants. Ihey all have to be humored. The (cOUtoiVTYOU 1TURH THIS WINE IKTO WMtK E, -YOU -t for jm congressman's only daughter was getting married and the occasion was cer tainly worth a few gallons of champagne, and vintage wine at that. But a still, small voice underneath the congressman's wedding weskit murmured anxiously that all this hymeneal conviviality wouldn't read so well back home, that champagne, even at long distance, was terrible stuff for one's constitu ency to digest The host looked around apprehensively at the society reporters present Then he took them into his confidence. "My district" he said ingratlutingly, "is pretty well disposed toward prohibition. It wouldn't do me any good in my next campaign to be Identified In any way with booze. So when you folks send out your stuff, please flavor It with apolllnarls and ginger ale and cut out all advertisement of the fizz." French Tonsorial Artists Don't Krftw How to Clip Hair or Shave Necks. LONG LOCKS THE FASHION 8oldler Boy Tells of Sad Experience In Paris Smelted Like a Soap Counter When French Barber Got Through With Him. Field Iieudquurtcrs, American Army In France. This Is a speclul appeal to barbers and It comes Straight from the barracks aud billets of the boys over here. Every hair of their heads cries out for the clippers and neck shuve that they left buck home and will not be comforted. The American soldier simply cannot understand the French barber and It doesn't look us If he ever would learn how. When he gets his hair cut he wants it cut short he wants his neck shaved, he doesn't want little lovelock left hanging over his eyes and he doesn't want "a lot o' muck rubbed on." Add to that the difficulty of telling the Frenchman all those things nnd the In herent helplessness of a man In a bar ter's chulr, and you have a truly tragic situation. He Looked Like a "Teddy Bear." Here Is the tale of a youngster In the quartermaster's corps, who drives one of the trucks. His shaggy head was mute evidence of his earnestness. 'There ain't a barber In our outfit," he said, "so by the time I got up to Paris I looked like a Teddy bear. First thing I did was to ask one of them John Arms cops where can I get an American haircut. e made out to tell me about a place on a boulevard an' I made him tell It to a voucher an' the coacher drove me there. Thnt's the on!y way In Paris make a John Arms tell a coacher then you can't get lost "Well, I walked up three flights to reach that burner shop. I never seen no Americnn barber shop that wasn't on the first floor. Up came a big fat guy an' shook hands an' took my Stet son an' then took me Into a big room, an' It really was full up with Ameri can barber chairs, I begun to feel at home, specially when I stretched out In one of them chairs with my feet on the rest. Right awny, though, a little Frenchman comes up an' ties a big apron nround my neck an' puts my e mis In It. After that It weren't no use that npron strangled me when ever I tried to move or open my mouth. "Well, this gtiy says something, so I says 'Ilaireut,' nn' he comes back. 'Alrcoot? Ah, couper les eheveux.' I knew enough to say 'Wee. wee,' nn' we started. He didn't hnve no clip pers, an' he kept nlbblln' with a pair of nflil scissors I guess. I didn't know the French for 'short' nnd there weren't no real mirror there like there ought to be, so I sat tight an' hoped for the best Pretty soon he discovered that my hair was dry ; if he'd been drlvin' a truck for two weeks so'd his been dry, nn' after some talk that I couldn't get course I said 'wee' to be polite all of a sudden he dumps a whole pint of some kind of eau de cologne onto my head. Smelled Like a Soap Counter. "It smelled like the soap counter at a drug store. When I revived he'd rubbed It nil In, an' say, I went around with that sinell for days. Couldn't get It out. The bunch held their noses when they seen me. "This barber went right on Jabber ing an' me saying 'Wee, wee, even af ter that dirty trick he done me, when nil of a sudden he hands me a bottle full of that cologne an' says 'Dees fronk.' I figured out that meant the bottle cost $2 an' he'd been sellln' me one in French an' I not known it. Course I didn't want none o' that sweet spirits o' vl'lets, so I says 'Non, non.' He forgot thd sacred memory o' Lafay ette an' the Spirits of '70, right there an' gave me a cussln' In French. I didn't know what It was, but It sound ed like hot stuff "I remembered one word I thought'd get me mt that place an' says 'Comby en?' That started another riot, but finally the fat guy ullowed It was 'CHt frotik.' That's ubout eighty cents reul money, but I paid It an' got out after a struggle with thut nightshirt they put onto me. "First look I had at that haircut was In a store window. Say, that guy'd sort o' chopped nway the fringes round my ears an' the back o' my neck, but he'd left about half the hair there, look In' sort o' grayish, an' then he hadn't touched it none till he got up top, so there was a gray ring an' then a black ring. The gray ring looked like a mangy cayuse. When I took ray Stet son off I found he'd trimmed the front off nn' pusted it down with that smelly stuff till I looked like the picture o' some boy violinist 'That was a swell layout. When .1 got back to my outfit the gang asked me was I the feller that sings love songs at that Folly Bergalr vaudeville plnce In Purls an' the sergeant tells me not to let none of them rough soldiers Insult roe, but to stick 'em with my hatpin. Then they offered to pay me five cents apiece to let 'em dip the cor ners of their handkerchiefs in my hair when they was goln' out to see their girls. It was all like that I ain't had no French haircuts since. Say, don't you think you could get some barbers over here that know enough to shave a feller's neck?" HANCOCK DESCENDENTS ENLIST IN THE SERVICE San Bernardino, Col. Five great-grcat-grandc h 1 1 d r e n of John Hancock, signer of the Declaration of Independence, have Joined Uncle Sam's army service from this city. The men are brothers, the fifth to Join be ing Dr. A. E. Hancock, who has received a commission as first lieutenant in the dental section. The others are Beuford Hun cock, Walter Clyde Hancock, Leslie Hancock and Alvln J. Hancock. There are several cousins of the five brothers, also Hancocks and descendants of John Han cok, in the selective draft ron tli gents from San Bernardino. The Huncock family helped to build San Bernurdino In the fifties. PUTS "PEP" INTO CHICKENS Vaccination, as Advocated by the Uni versity of California, Seems to Be Success. Pomona, Cat Vaccination of chick ens, advocated by a University of Cullfornia poultry expert, and tried out here by Henry Boon on his 600 hens, Is a remarkable bit of Hooverlsm, ac cording to Boon, who has reported that his hens now scratch so energetically for worms that he has to feed them far less than formerly. The poultry association here also advocntes vaccination, asserting it pre vents disease, causes the fowls to lay more eggs and gives them an astonish ing amount of "pep" to scratch for a living. WIRE ENTANGLEMENTS USED BY THE FRENCH 7 ANOTHER LADY MAYOR Wire entanglements such us these soldiers are making are used by the French with good results in places where posts cannot well be set up. TELLS V0PICKA TO GET WINE v v rj ' f. W s! can ..1: I - ,a j I a; Take Jonescu, Roumanian Statesman, Almost Forgot Important Advice. Zurich. Switzerland. Statesmen send queer telegrams, even at critical times. And while busy foreign offices are revealing the prlvnte Intercourse of kaisers and czars, the Bucharest Lumlna has pried Into Roumanian archives to tell an anxious world what Take Jonescu telegraphed In a terse midnight telegram to Charles J. Vo plcka, minister of the United States to Itounianla. It was a critical hour for Itoumania, for the German invaders were marching over the Carpathians In three columns, and the royal govern ment had transferred its capital to .Inssy. Whereupon M. Jonescu tele graphed : Jassy 5920, Nov. 27, 1916, 12:40. Urgent. "Excellency Voplcka, American min ister, Buchnrest: I forgot to tell you that In the cellar of my house there I are several bottles of Rhine wine. Even If you have to break Into the palace, I beg you to take the wine and drink it to my health. Again a thousand thanks "TAKE JONESCU." EXEMPTS ONLY 1 OUT OF 20 Draft Boards' Decisions In Industrial Cases Usually Upheld by President Wilson. Washington. Only one in twenty appeals to President Wilson for draft exemption on industrial grounds has been decided in favor of the applicant it was said at the provost marshal general's office. In other cases the president has ratified the judgment of district boards that the applicant was not indispensable to a necessary war Industry. About eight thousand ap peals have been received, but only a small proportion decided. LONG AND SHORT OF IT RULES TO AVOID FLAT FEET SOME POSTSCRIPTS Telephones are built Into a new hel met for aviators to permit them to converse with companions while flying. New Brunswick, Canada, will give returned soldiers a real training In ag riculture, both practical and theoretl caL To make the opening In a folding automobile wind shield wind and wa terproof when desired is the purpose of a recently patented celluloid attachment In Denmark large numbers of wom en are employed by the state as steam ship pilots. Because many accidents have oc curred when trains could not be stopped in time a London railroad ter minal has been equipped with hydrau lic buffers. Literal Conveyance. "Did you say the witness went to a suburban town In the interim?" "No, air ; I said he went In a motor- bus." Lady mayors certainly are making good, for now that one has success fully held down the post others are ready to follow suit. Florida had the honor of electing within its bounds the first lady mayor In the country. Now Warren, Illinois, quickly follows, electing Mayor Canfield, who has al ready proved her executive fitness. With the war in full swing, we will probably have ladles holding down the various municipal offices, from city chief to doorkeeper of the municipal building. TOWN SPROUTS OVER NIGHT Modern Mlnlno Town Springs Up 8ud denry la Coal Region In Kentucky. Knoxville, Tenn. Like towns built in the West during the wild gold fever rush of the days of '49, a model mining town has grown up over night In the center of the virgin field in Harlan and Letcher counties, Kentucky. Sixteen hundred houses will be com pleted within fifteen months, say oBV i Marine Corps Examining Surgeons Is sue Some Simple Exercises and Pointers. Washington. Owing to the number of otherwise splendid applicants re jected from the United States Marine corps for flat feet, marine corps exam ining physicians have Issued the fol lowing simple exercises and pointers, which If followed, they say, will rem eddy that ailment: During exercise at all times, turn the toes in. Walk with toes of each foot point ing to the front; in straight line, if possible. Stand with toes turned In; raise body on toes, slowly, ns high as pos sible. Rest a second, then with weight of body borne on toes, lower slowly down to floor, and repeat. When in the house In stocking feet, walk on toes; heels not touching the floor, and toes turned in. When sitting, cross the legs, the foot always resting on the outer side. The wearing of broad toe shoes, with the metal "arch supporter" abso lutely abandoned, also Is advocated. clals of the United States Coal and Coke company, subsidiary of the Unit ed States Steel corporation, which Is behind the project. At present 160 eight-room houses are under construction. After these are completed the building of the oth ers will begin. Forty-eight million feet of lumber altogether will be used. A total ef 250,000,000 feet of lumber was bought at a cost of approximately 1150,000. A temporary commissary building, 240 feet long by 60 wide, Is also now OJ ml fM IIII- 3 It costs Uncle Snm $1S a pair for shoes for Private Stuckey, of tb Sixth Engineers, but the government figures he Is worth all the extras he costs. The shoes are No. 16, made to order. Stuckey is 6 feet 8 Inches high, weighs 235 pounds and Is 27 years old. He was one of Jess Wll lard's trainers for three years and fought the Kansan a 10-round bout in 1911. His friend is 5 feet 4 Inches and wears a 6 shoe. being erected. The permanent com missary will be constructed after the construction of the 1,600 houses is completed. It will be of brick and will cost between $100,000 and $125,. 000. lH h UK': -mmfr- I ;'. V ' KZ v $ k k m . to m i l Ifi ' fa M ' A- ft fcJ it ' i ii 1 Mil: r'v if r:tt, i4 Helpmeet Complains of Hammock-Hugging Husband DETROIT Albert Hodges' hobby was a hammock. He loved to awinsr to and fro for hours at a time, and loudly protested If anything occurred to Interrupt his pleasure, according to his wife, Mary. She says he would climb into a hammock at any time or place providing the hammock was strong enough to hold him he weighed "something'' over 2001 In the early days of the married life of Albert and Mary Hodges the former swung in his hammock as long and as often as he desired. There was little said about the matter, for Mrs. Hodges was working for ber husband. Besides the housework, she says she did a great many things tot ,hlm. Albert was told that man must expect life on earth to be one round of pleasure. Mrs. Hodges was offered a position as manager of a West Side hotel. She accepted the position and the first person she engaged was her husband, making him Janitor of the In stitution. About the first thing that be did after taking over the duties of his new Job was to sling up his hammock on one of the front porches of the hotel and climb into it Mrs. Hodges found him and the hammock, and Immediately ordered the husband to the rear. "I didn't care so much about the hammock being slung up In the rear of the place, but I didn't want it In the front" testified Mrs. Hodges In her suit for divorce, "What happened after you ordered the hammock removed?" asked Judge Tucker. "I removed It" she said. "But he was so angry that he struck me." Mrs. Hodges testified that her husband never contributed anything to her personal support "Didn't he give you any money for clothee at all?" asked the court "No, how could he when he was in the hammock all the time?" she asked. Jealous Rage Responsible for Double Murder LOS ANGELES. Jealousy, whipped to white heat by an overheard tele phone conversation, led to the killing of Mrs. J. D. Dole by her husbnnd. an insurance official, who. after slaying his wife, cut bis own throat and died clasping her body to his breast. Noth ing is known of the tragedy Itself, ex cept the mute proof that was left to show that Dole had attacked his wife, that she had defended herself unsuc cessfully, and that after he had ac complished her death he slew him self. No person was present. Charles Dole, a son, seventeen, nnd Gladys, a daughter, fourteen, were at Sunday school. Neighbors heard no sounds of struggle. Canary birds, caged outside. the window, sang cheerily throughout the morning. Yet the Split must have been terrific. Dole's skull was fractured from the blow of a small brass mallet and he was gashed about the head by a kitchen knife with which Mrs. Dole defended herself. The woman was also cut In several places on her arms where she tried to ward off blows Dole aimed nt her with a razor. As he was dying, Dole wrote a note in blood. It consists of only a few words, but explains, the police say, the motrve which led to the murder and suicide. Dole gave the name of a man, who relatives say, bad aroused his Jealousy. The note reads : "M is the man." There Is also an address given In the note as that of the alleged home wrecker. Charles Dole, the son, said that this man had been attentive to Mrs. Dole for a considerable period and tfi&t on one occasion he (the boy) thought of slaying the accused man with Q hatchet because of his advances to his mother. tk It KfJS'.'JSS' m -Mi a i .1 i a sm i i i r 1 tr? vi Offer Fine Estates for Convalescent Hospitals I NEW YORK. Rich Americans are following the example of wealthy men of England and France by offering their estates to the government as con valescent hospitals for wounded soldiers. The army medical department has . already approved Ferncliffe, at Rhine- cliff, N. X., home of Vincent Astor, and has under consideration offers of other estates near this city. j When fully equipped for their new purposes the country estates will re ceive wounded American soldiers from a great receiving hospital which the government is to build somewhere on, Staten island. At the convalescent hospitals the wounded men will have the entire use of the vast estates. Sta bles, gymnasiums and other outbuild ings, it is understood, are included in the offers which the owners of palatial homes have made to the government. It is expected that the government In a 6hort time, will announce the acceptance of the Vincent Astor estate at Rhlnecliff. Another home which has received the favorable attention of the medical department of the army Is Drumthwackett the M. Taylor Payne home near Princeton, N. J. It is also known that James Speyer is considering turning over Waldhelm, bis estate at Scarborough, N. Y., to the government for the period of the war. I Ferncllff, the Vincent Astor home, is one of the most desirable 6ites in' the country. The estate overlooks the Hudson and is valued at $8,000,000. Vincent Astor, who Is now in foreign service as an ensign in the Naval Re serve, inherited the estate from his father, Col. John Jacob Astor. At th' beglnnlng of the war Vincent Astor gave his yacht Mona to the government He is now serving aboard that vessel. An Orator. Howell From all accounts I take It that Howell is a very eloquent speak er. Powell Yes; I understand that his wife Is Influenced by what he says when ha Is talking la his sleep. Determined to "Do HiV Bit" in Liberty's Cause SAN FRANCISCO. John Stranlx, longshoreman, residing with his wife and baby here at 1124 Gough street, was made Jubilant by notification that hi persistent endeavor to become a soldier had been successful. When Stranlx applied for enlistment at the British recruiting headqunrters a physician subjected him to physical examination and said he was visually defective and unfit to serve in the army. Disap pointed, but not discouraged, he haunted the headquarters until at last another doctor "looked him over" and opined he might be eligible for some branch of the service in which perfec tion of vision is not an absolute neces sity. . This difference of scientific opin ion interested Capt. F. L. Goord, Mho sent a report of It to Maj. G. B. Hall,: chief of the Canadian army medical corps at Victoria, B. C, and the major responded that he would not object to Stranlx being enlisted In the forestry; branch of the service. Hence the jubilation of Stranlx. He is a native of Lurgen, Ireland, served seven years In the British navy, had one of his eyes permanently injured while at work in the famous ship yard of Harland & Wolff, at Belfast, and came to California five years ago. Since then he has been employed along shore. "My wife and I talked over the Idea of my enlistment" he told Captain Goord, "and she agreed with me that it is every white man's duty to do hla bit In this war." TOLD IN A PARAGRAPH The membership of the United Mine Workers of America was 350,000, ac cording to the latest report What is believed to be the largest deposit of slate In America has been discovered at a depth of 500 feet be neath a Pennsylvania farm. A recently patented eyeshade is sup ported from the nose like eyeglasses and is re-enforced by a malleable metal band that permits It to be fit ted to heads of all shapes. To keep the rollers and forms on a printing press clean while it is run ning, is the purpose of a vacuum cleaner that has ben Invented. A German agriculturist has devel oped a method of extracting the fibrous Inner bark of hop vines for use In the manufacture of cordage. In the parable of the sower the Lord refers to grains of wheat which In good ground produced a hundred fold (Matt 13:8). The common trltlcura vulgar will sometimes produce 100 grains to the ear. '