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East Oregonian : E.O. (Pendleton, OR) 1888-current, May 21, 1918, DAILY EVENING EDITION, Image 7

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Unto the Least of These"
" I DO not know how other men feel about it, but I find
; it hard, with all that is happening to the world today,
to look a small boy in the face. , ,
When a. small boy looks trustingly up to me and
I see his "world the world he thinks he is going to
have, in his eyes, I am afraid.
The look in his eyes of the world he thinks he is
going to have cuts me to the quick,
,1 have always" felt. I had an understanding with a
But the, last four years when he locks at me in that '
, old way and J think of his world the one I see in his
eyes the one I had myself the one every small boy
has a right to, I see suddenly instead the one that is
being left pver for him by me, by all of us, the one he will
have to try to put up with, have to live in. have to be a
man in, when you and I have stopped trying.
- Then when I face the small boy I want to go off
In a wide high place alone and think and ask God. I
want to go down into the city and fight fight with my
njoney and with my hope, go(over the top with my
religion and then come back and face the small boy.
- mere are aays during .inis struggle when my soul
is spent and all the world seems made of iron and glass
end all these crowds of people flocking through the ,
streets who do not seem to care. , - - :
r It seems as if I would not turn over my head to save :
a world to live in myself. ... It does not matter about
me and some days the people I see go by almost
make me think it does not matter about them. .
; Then suddenly I go by troops of school children at '
four o'clock pouring out into the streets,'. , . pouring
, like, fire, pouring like sunshine out Into the streets I
It is as the roll of drums for the Liberty Loan 1
I want to ring great church bells to call people to
the Red CrossI '
My rule for a man's finding out iust how much ha
should subscribe to the Red Cross is this:
Put down your name and address on the blank
and leave the amount open to think. Then try going
past a schooUiousa about four o'clock when the children
' are pouring out
Or in the evening when the house is quiet put
down your name and the best figure you dare on the
white paper. v
Then go upstairs a minute and look in the crib.
Then look at your blank when you come down
Jbnce more. "
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Billy Jones
Contributed by Arthur William Brown.
"J. i -LJ ' , 'I
1,000 Ragged, Side and Homeless People Are A KS1?,
Billy Jones maybe your son or the
gon of a neighbor wss In the front
line trenches In France when the Ger
man bombing party waa driven back.
His enthusiasm to get the Bocbes car
ried him over the top of. the trench,
and at the edge of No Uan'a Land a
Hun bullet got him.
A comrade maybe your boy crawl
ed out Into No Man's Land and brought
Billy Jones back to the American
Other comrades carried him back
through the maze of trenches to a
dressing station, where his wound was
cared for.
A medical department ambulance
carried him on to the field hospital.
From there Billy Jones was taken to
the base hospital, and there a Red
Cross nurse your Red Cross nurse
is tenderly, caret illy, smilingly nursing
him back to health again so that he
may not have to pay the extreme sac
rifice tht vje that you and I and our
neighbors may enjoy the blesslc3 of
There are half a million of these
boyi of ours !n France today and
more going "over tbcre" every u-eek.
They are there to wage the snpreini
conflict of the n-orld with the brutal
forces of autocracy that democr-.-y
our heritage-, may not perish;
We want thee boys cf ours te coir.c
back to us. and it I the Red Cross men
and women our Red Crow r.nd
women who will bring thousands of
them back who would not otherwise
come if oar dollars Will but keep them
there to minister to these boys of ours.
They are but doing for us what ' we
cannot do for ourselves. . . t .
The RaMlj
In Antcnie Siy
Daily Dumped at Evian.
- At the first onslaught of the Huns.
before the French were able to with
stand their Invasion, the Kaiser
cured goodly section of France.
I With the captured cities and villages
be acquired many thousands-of French
True to all the rules of Teutonic
efficiency, the noble German worked
and starved these French close to the
point of death, then saw to it that aa
Impressive number of them "caught"
tuberculosis and finally sent these poor
wrecks back to burden France.
It bas taken the Kaiser from two to
three years to suck the healthy blood
from the veins of these sturdy rural
French, but now be Is sending then
back at the rate of about 1,000 a day.
The Kaiser never announces these;
shipments. He simply dumps them In
Evian, on the French-Swiss border.
If it were not for the America Red
Cross the task of caring for these
starved, ragged, sick, homeless, ter
rorized men, women and children
would be more than the French govern
ment could handle. But our American
Red Cross la making beroic efforts to
defeat the Kaiser's aim to fill France
with consumptives. Trained Red Cross
workers are at the receiving station at
Evian. They first separate those
showing signs of tuberculosis from
those who are only starving nr have
some other disease.
It Is Just like the tender care of
our Red Cross to give particular at
tention to the babies and children to
whom the kindly Kaiser has fed con
sumptive germs. We have a hospital
of 30 beds for chlldren.ln Rvian. These
are reserved for the children who are
too ill to take farther. Then our Red
Cross bas a convalescent hospital out
side the town and yet another In
nearby village. It also keeps six am
bulances busy transporting sick wom
en and children. Yet even then the
strain upon our workers Is so great
that for eight long months one Ameri
can nurse baa had to look after 120
We, through our American Red
Cross, are doing great things toward
defeating the Kaiser In his efforts to
turn France Into a graveyard, but we
have Just started, and our duty de
mands that we work fast and without
for The red cross
It Is Playing a Big Part in the
War for Democracy.
What does It mean to you to know
that your America Red Cross:
la supporting 50.000 French children.
Sends supplies to 3,423 French mili
tary hospitals.'
Provides 2,000 French hospitals with
unrgtenl dressings.
Id operatic
The original of this verse was found en sn American soldier who
bravely, fought and as nobly died. The man is yet unknown.
Ye who have faith to look with fearless eyea
Beyond the tragedy of a- world at strife,
And know that out of death and night shall rise
. The dawn of ampler life.
Rejoice, whatever anguish rend the heart.
That God has given you a priceless dower,
To live in these great times and have your part
. In freedom's crowning hour.
That ye may tell your sons who see the light
High in the heavens their heritage to take
"I aaw the powers of darkness put to flight,
I saw the morning break."
Efficiency Kills Sentiment as
Machine Makes Socks
in 25 liiimitcs.
' Chairman of the Un Ited States Shipping Board.
(T7VERY dollar that has been appropriated by the Ameri-
can Red Cross in this war has welded closer that
relationship between the United States and the nations of
the Entente, a relationship that will have a marked effect
Upon the peace council that is coming.
If this work of spreading, the gospel or mercy is tq.
tontinue. every man, woman and child in this republic
' must give the American Red Cross his fullest support in
Its second campaign for $100,000,000.
. Our boys in Europe are looking to us to back them up
and I know of no better means of supporting them than
through the instrumentality of the American Red Cross.
The good it has already accomplished and the com
forts and welfare it-will provide later when the stress
bf war becomes greater for the United States forces, make
it imperative that the second fund of $100,000,000 be a '
ppontaneous gift on the part ef the American people.
"How snowy white your fingers look
against the scarlet wool I" was the
favorite speech of grandfather when
he was pnytng suit to grandmother,
who. If history is correct, never al
lowed little things like love and court
ship to distract lier mind one minute
from her knitting.
The modern young man Is rohlxxl of
any opportunity to make these pretty
speeches, for the wool Is no longrt
scarlet' but khnkL Worse yet, the
maiden sits before a cold, steel ma
chine awf grinds olT socks In as many
minutes as it takes hours to knit them.
This Is whut efficiency does to ro
In the Various Red Cross workrooms
of the New York County Chapter there
are nearly seventy-live sock machines.
Klght of these are In the model work
room at 20 East Thirty-eighth street ami
others that have boon ort!erel are held
up by traffic conditions. lice Instruc
tors tench the use of the machine to
Red Cross workers.
A complete pair of socks can he
made on the machine In 23 minutes.
The machine looks like n cross between
fishing tnckle and n pile driver. The
worker threads it through the arm nni
carrier on to the threader. The body
of the machine Is a circle of needles
bent at the ends like csocliet hooks.
tweatera also nre made on the sock
machine; the strips sewed together and
the ribbing at top and bottom knitted ! s:,,ne.l
on by hand.
IksidfS the ninclilnes in the
&ly nusbaud enlisted over a year
ago. Shortly after he went away our
twelve-year-old hoy had the measles.
After his recovery his school teacher
complained about bis conduct. At
home he wns nervous and Irrituhle.
When I called at the Red Cross to .!i:.d
out bow 1 could secure au licrcase in
allowance because of cur newly born
babe I told them of my trouble with
Harry. On their advice I took him to
an oculist, who said glasses were need
ed Immediately hecnuse of the weak
ened condition of the eyes followln
itiensles. He no longer causes trouble
at home or at school.
Captain Roosevelt, Who Wat in
pital, Lauds Red Cross.
Cross workrooms I More nre many
owned by pvtvntc inji vhlualu or groups'
who m'ork at homo ami donate thp n-
suits to thp ItI Oros. In a fainilv '
hotel, for Insianrt?, four or five women
Capt. Archibald Koosevelt, who re
cenily was Injuivd and nursed back to
liralrh H a Ked 'Jross hospital, iu
speaking of the K"il Cruss work, is re
portt'd tts having smd :
"The Ked Cross is doing everything
poivutde for us. 1 cannot say too u.ucii
in appreciation of their ellorts which
ni.iktt.us feel as if we were buck home.
It is a great comfort 10 us fellows In
hospitals, and if our folks could see,
the way we are hi'iiu taken care of I
l hoy would stop worrying." j
The Ked Cross chaplain In this par- j
tteulnr hospital happens to be Doctor I
Hillings, of ti rot on, who taught
Cnptnin Kooseveit ut the G niton
school. The Ited Cross shopping serv
ice in tho hospital has bee"n commfs
y Captain ltoosivei; to obtnin
j a new uniform for htm to replace I ho
Hot! ' one which whs torn to pieces when he
Red Cress Hospital Uniform
Most Becoming in His
tory of World.
was wotimtrd by fragment of a Gor
man shell. -
The nltve of Fhrnonel which wound
ed CnMnln ltiMtHt will lie presont
el to Cnptnin INKwovell's fnther, Col.
In a recent news letter from the
front the war correspondent of the
Philadelphia North American helps to
explain the soug, "I'm In Love V.'lih a
Beautiful Nurse."
There are 62 Ited Cross nurses at
this place," says the dispatch. "They
are cheerful, obedient, bruve and com
petent. And those who weren't pretty
to begin with became so the moment
they dunned (he uniform that Is the
most becoming in nil the long liieiory
of costumes devised for the mystltlca
tlon and beguiling of men.
"In the omeers' ward was a colonel
with bronchitis. 'I've seen tliem in the
Philippines, and I've seen them in Chi
un,' he told me. 'I supiose I've seen
about nil the existing types, but I nev
er yet saw one that wusu't pretty ta
side of 21 hours.
He romlmled me of nn Irish Tom
my, who, vo his major told me. woke
up in n hospital in lDItj anil, seeing the
nurxi-s in . the ward, exclaimed, 'May
the howly irgin bless us, but the an
gels have coiue down to the Somme!''
Hundreds of lied Cross nurses, how
ever, are doing work nhroad In which
their looks are less eaccriy considered.
Finding Bnd earing for war orphaned
hahies, fighting tiilereuhsls, iv-estab-lislring
homes iu shell wrecked villages
these are some of the big tasks of
mercy which, (hanks to American con
tributions, the lied Cross sets for its
can club together and buy a machine. ! Theodore Uousivelt,
I iiiim un? m uiiisiong or ine lieu
j Cros4 In the United States. There Is
j n "complete organization at each dlvl-
i s:ou, with u great warehouse for the lilM-rfv.
i collection ami shipment of all kinds of j IVitti the Jflp pf your Bed Cross
! lud Cross supplies. ' your boy win win.
SO canteens at the front
Is operating six other canteens at
French railway Junctions, sei-Tlne
30,000 French soldiers a day.
Operates a morahlo hospital in four
units accommodating 1,000 men.
Is operating a children's refuge In one
part of the war zone, and In another
a medical center and traveling dis
pensary, both .capable of accommo
dating more than 2,000 children.
Bas opened a long chain of ware
houses stocked with hospital sup
plies, food, soldiers' comforts, to
bacco, blankets, etc, all the way
from the seaboard to the Swiss
Bas warehouse capacity for 100,000
Has 400 motor ears and operates, seven
garages, making all repairs.
Has sh!pied 4i freight car loads of
assorted supplies to Italy from
France within two weeks tfter It
began operating in the former country.
Had a battery of motor ambulances
at the nave front four days after
the Cnl ted States declared war on
Started a hundred different activities
In Italy at the time that nation was
In Its most critical condition.
Has established five hospitals tn Eng
land and operates a workshop for
hospital supplies employing 2,000
women. I
And that 120.000 cases of supplies
have been received at the Paris
headquarters of the American Ked
Cross from your various chapters
-scattered throughout the United
What does all this mean to you?
And I have told you but a fraction ot
the work yonr Red Cross has done
and is tloing. It means that without
this ceaseless, heroic work of the
American Rod Cross, we could never
win this war.
Without your Red Cross thousands
in Rumania would have starved to
Without yonr Red Cross Italy wonld
never have realized that powerful sup
port of the United States In the hour
of need.
Without your Red Cross thousands
of French soldiers now gallantly fight
ing for yon at the front would have
died of wounds, exposure and lack of
But now we must all redouble our
eiT.Tts and sacrifices for onr Red Cross
because a million mothers' sons are
going to carry the stars and stripes
to the greatest victory God hns everl
given to men cghtlng for honor and
He stands looking down,' this) A
toine, s peasant, the u ,wltk the
hoe looking dowa Into U rowu
soil from which he and his ascaatst
have lived. They have mad this sell
and the sun ana the rain giro tfeem
something each year not much, Uve
11 hood do yoa sea, and ptrhaps a lit
tle besides, . : r ,
But the hoe Is brokers The ground
about him Is torn, trampled, scarred,
the fields full of great nits, as If some
terrible, blighting d:ee has passed
and left land nalnted mat dead.
Tangles of coarse barbed wire, oats
driven deep and now shattered, ugly,
distorted, like the wrecked piling of
rotting wharf. -,-
Trees Blasted by Shell Fire
In the orchard are trees blasted by
shell fire, hacked with axes, branch
less, and Antolne's lines have been
hopelessly uprooted and destroyed.
Ncarbr are a f.nv blackened oorlgbta
i'jOimlr.s" ra tha skv like b''mt finrers.
a pile cf Ioo stones from the fallen .
chimney, c fenora neap everything,
now beccrae notfc'ng, a vfamn of
eioquant and silent docny. Here stood
the house efAstoUiCt, '
And Anto'ae Is a peasant, srrertf
tvliii the dried and toughened streruu
of eld age, steeped, leaning upon that
broken boe, a grotesque silhouette
against the pile sky of dawn. slthui
ette of despair in the hope of a peer
day. Above bjm, close by the ruins f
that hose, siands a single siestas
cherry tree somehow untouched by tl-.o
storm thit has passed, a tree with
fresh green leaves and blossoms.
From It some petals of pink float down
upon the blackened stones.
It Is slow work this digging with a
broken boet Bat what can we dot An
tolne begins the toll of the day." The red
of the sunrise pales to bine. The two '
sons of Antolne, they wonld be great
help, but they are gone; the horse too..
"Hello, Bill V
Strange words, but plainly some
form of greeting. Antoine looks up. '
A round red face surmounting a smut
ted canvas coat Is beaming npon the
peasant from a considerable height.
This Is then no camion. ,
A Horse of Iron.
"Time for spring plowin. bo," says
the stranger. Then painfully and pa
tlently In. the French of Columbus, 0
he explains that this Is a tractora
horse of Iron which will draw a plow
of hve shares, turning five furrows at
a time, snd here Is the plow and here, "
coupled on behind, is a great set of
wheels trundling lumber enough for
well, a small house at least, Antoltie Is 1
Antolne's boe Is broken. Abo'nt htm
lies the chaos ot his ruined dwelling.
His sons are somewhere off there ea
the firing line. Bat If they snail one
day come back to him and find, after
all, the fields In cultivation, a house
Autoine looks Dp first at the cherry
tree, dropping petals npon the black
ened stones; then at the smiling face
of the man who drives the horse of
"And who, m'slea. sends this great
plow of many furrows and the lumber
for a house? Is It the good God?" '
"Oh, nong, nton sure," replied the
roan from Columbua Ree Aug com
glah I nothin' like that, M top. It's
just the American Red Cross.; Which
one o' them fields do you want So torn
over first, heyf
She was Just a tiny bit of a French
child, not more than' three or fonr
years old. She was wandering about
the Casino at Evian quite Independ
ently and found herself In the line f
repatriated children watting to be ex-
mined by the American Bed Cross
She may have been lost, but she
seemed very happy, hamming a vague
and wandering scrap ot tune. What
she had been through, back where the
German army rules, no one knew.
Some of the grownups were weeping
with Joy to be among friends sgaln.
It came her turn to be examined.
"What is your nameT" the Red Cross
nurse asked.
"Marcelle." piped the four-year-old.
"And your other turner
"Je ne-saia pas," the child answered,
with the utter unconcern one reserves
for trifles. ("I do not know.")
The nurse waa bothered. She had a
card to fill out, and here was a child
come back to France that did not
know its own name.
Don't you see her there" asked
the nurse. "Which is your mother?"
And she pointed to s whole crowd Ok."
them. I
Whir one?" Mnrcel'e echoed s Itt.
tie plaintively, and then she found her
brave answer by climbing p into the
nurte'a lap, did thia Frenchwoman of
four years.
"Icf, tout le monde est ma mere, tu
wis" ("Everybody Is mother le sm
here"). . .

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