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Dec. 12,1917,
Oafs Unnecessary” Says Girl in
Confidential Letter
The following is an extract from a
lettei- written by a young lady to a
friend in the army:
xxx And you ask me a question or
questions as to how I felt about boys
who promiscuously selected their girl
company. Well, I will answer it just
as honestly as I know how.
To begin with, I decidedly do not like
it, and think that it shows a weakness
of character, which, if continued, be
gins to become a. habit, just as smok
ing, drinking, etc., becomes a habit.
Especially when indulged in to ex
cess. Then it lowers the boy’s stand
ards, and he loses some of the respect
and courtesy that he should have for
women. For such girls as he would
pick up would necessarily be girls with
different principles and morals than
womanly girls who hold themselves
above such things.
I must confess that I know very lit
tle about army life except that I real
ize how great a struggle it jnust be
for a boy who had the right home
training, but I should judge that the
girls who make a practice of visiting
camp come for the purpose of making
chance acquaintances, and would not
be the type to influence the boys to
better things and higher thoughts. 1
feel that the boys need strong, true
friendships, and people to whom they
can look for help, and who will hold
them up to their ideals.
If boys are allowed to be familiar
"with girls, they begin to think that all
girls are the same (and I blame the
girls as much as the boys) and they
they treat everyone in the same manner
and the great big thing in life, love,
means so very little to them. You
know that if a boy does not love a girl
and yet is allowed to touch her, he will
never love that girl, and so he goes on
from girl to girl, and every time he
loses just so much of himself as she
does of herself, and it can never be re
gained by either one.
I feel very strongly about the whole
matter personally, and could never ad
mire and respect a fellow who made
picking up a practice, for to me there
would be no sincerity or depth to him.
It would all be shallow love making
and pastime for the moment, and I
would have absolutely no trust in the
man at all.
A man should not expect more of a
girl than he is willing to live up to
himself. That is why I question the
attitude of the boys in camp toward
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this practice of theirs. Do they like to
think that the girls they leave at home
are running around with anybody and
everybody just as they are doing in
camp I do not think so. I believe
they think of the girl at home as be
ing all that is true and womanly and
they ought to do right and live up to
the ideal that the girl has of them. 1
have never believed that it was neces
sary for boys to sow their wild oats, for
it s just as necessary for boys
to look into the future as it
is for the girls, and since the boy be
lieves the one girl will be pure and
true, so he should live in the fight way
in order to be fit for her when the
time comes.
Belgians Coming Back
Ten division? strong, the Belgian army
is ready to take its part in the offen
sive in Flanders whenever the word is
given. The Belgian minister of war told
the Associated Press that the Belgian
army was composed of 117,000 men at the
beginning of the war, increased by 20,-
000 volunteers in August, 1914, and re
duced to 60 000 men after the battle of
the Yser. Since then by enrollment of
Belgian refugees and the enlistment of
volunteers who have braved the live wire
barriers on the Holland frontier, it has
been brought up to ten divisions of well
trained troops.
"If our army has not undertaken oper
ations of a wider scope up to this time,”
said, the minister, “it is because it does
not devolve on it to decide the moment
when these operation; should begin. The
army is only a part of the combined ab
lied forces' acting in unison and in ac
cordance with carefully developed plans.
The army has valiantly filled the role,
more ungrateful than glorious, that has
been assigned to it. It has just pr?ved
by its brilliant particination in the last
offensive in Flanders that it is ready tc
attack with fervor and awaits impatient
ly the hour.”
FRITZ KREISLER
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trian vio’inist, has asked to be released
from all contracts because of the at
tacks made upon him in all parts of the
country. Kreisler is a captain in the
Austrian army and was wounded severely
in front line trenches when the Rus
sians took Lemberg, but recovered and
was permitted to come to the United
States. He has been sending a large
part of his earnings to assist unfortu
nate brother artists abroad and claims
the annulment of his contract will mean
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