BY DEAN ELDRIDGE
DEAN OF FACULTY TELLS OF
WORK Y. M. C. A. IS DOING IN
FRANCE FOR SOLDIERS
Dean J. G. Eldridge, who rendered
distinguished service as a Y. M. C.
worker in an important and difficult
post back of the fighting lines, address
ed the students and faculty of the Uni
versity in assembly Wednesday, De
cember 11, and drew a series of mos
terly word pictures portraying his ex
periences as a war worker abroad.
Dean Eldridge impressed upon his
audience the fact that war is to a largp
extent hard work, manual labor, remote
from the actual fighting zone.
S. O. S. has come to have a new mean
ing, "Services of Supply.'
tenths of the men in service are in the
S. O. S.
Tells of Trips Across.
The first picture was of the trips
across the Atlantic. Dean Eldridge told
of the romance and the inconveniences
of twenty-one days o& submarine dodg
Practically half the time the ship
was in the danger zone, and a complica
ted system of zig-zagging was neces
Submarines were encountered
both ways. The wireless apparatus on
these ships were silent, that is, mes
sages were received, but none given out,
because of the danger from the lurking
snakes of the sea.
Classes were held all the way over,
under the name of "The University of
The Red Triangle, and fun-making de
grees were issued, as "Promulgator of
At the port of Brest there were five
destroyers, and five hydroplanes skim
ming above tht water scouting for
submarines, while high above all was
a sausage balloon, watching for enemies
that the others might miss.
France Not Overwhelmed.
"France," said Dean Eldridge,
shot up where the Germans could do
it, but nowhere else. Up to a certain
line France is normal save for the lack
of young men. Paris shows little or
no signs of devastation by the big.
Bertha. The Louvre is closed, and all
those miles and miles of wonderful
painting can not be seen now. The dark
streets also are a great disadvantage in
- some ways."
Work of Y. M. C. A. Overseas.
The first post of servies was at Rest
Camp, where everybody may rest but
the Y. men. One afternoon four thou
IS THE PLACE TO BUY USEFUL XMAS GIFTS, NOT A DOLLY, NOT A TOY, NOTHING THAT CAN'T BE WORN WITHOUT
COMFORT. THERE ARE ONLY A FEW MORE DAYS TO DO XMAS SHOPPING AND YOU WILL HAVE TO HURRY IF YOU
GET IN ON OUR SPECIALS ON OVERCOATS, MACKINAWS AND BLANKETS. OUR SPECIAL PRICES ON THESE WILL SAVE
YOU FROM THREE TO FIVE DOLLARS ON EACH. WE HAVE A FINE LINE OF FELT SLIPPERS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
IN ASSORTED STYLES AND COLORS, SHIRTS, NECKTIES AND FANCY HANDKERCHIEFS GALORE. THE FINEST LINE OF
AUTO AND FUR GLOVES IN TOWN. A LARGE LINE OF ARTICS AND RUBBERS JUST ARRIVED.
OUR MOTTO IS TO GIVE YOU GOOD GOODS AT LOW PRICES. COME TRADE WITH US. WE CAN PLEASE YOU.
A SAFE PLACE TO TRADE.
FOR A SQUARE DEAL.
sand men unexpectedly descended upon
the camp, and had to have meals, mon
ey changed, and dozens of lesser things.
These men were from a transport, and
included colored men of all the shades,
coal-black Africans, Maltese, Moroccons,
Alabamans, and colored men from the
April 1 Dean Eldridge moved to La
Rochelle, where five months were spent
with the engineers. At this camp the
men were engaged in car building. If
this one camp should have stopped
working, the fighting at the front would
have been materially hindered. In one
day 119 freight cars, complete were
Many Needs of Men Supplied.
In speaking of the heterogeneous na
ture of the Y. M. C. A. work and work
ers, the Dean says : "There are all sorts
of men in the service of the Y., from
millionaires to chaffeurs. The Y. is
church, school, the theatre, the concert
and lecture platform, movie, athletic
club, library, store, canteen, bank, and
home for the A. E. F.
"The hoys are Americans, which
means that they may be Persians, Mex
icans, Scotchmen, Indians, Poles, and
of other nationalities."
The boys, Dean Eldridge says, arc all
homesick, and declare that one Amer
ican girl would beat all the girls in |
France. The sentiment of our soldiers I
over there is well embodied in the poem
by Paul Van Dyke, with which Dean
Eldridge concluded his talk, "America
ERNEST LINDLEY RETURN SOON
Prominent University Student Comes
Back to U. of I.
In letters home, Lieutenant Ernest
K. Lindley writes that he hopes to
receive his discharge and to be able
to return to the University soon and
take up his college work. Lieutenant
Lindley receive his commission as
second lieutenant at the Presidio last
summer and is now stationed at Camp
Hancock, August, Ga.
Lieutenant Lindley is a Junior this
year. During his college course he
has been prominent in campus activi
ties. He was editor of the University
Argonaut during the latter part of
last year, and was elected for the
same position this year. Also he was
a member of last year's Northwest
Championship baskekt ball team and
is counted on to strengthen this year's
E. L. Ludwick is the newly elected
agent for Bonner county. His en
ergetic leadership should help to de
velop a strong farm bureau in the
Panhandle. The first projects to be
taken up are cooperative shipments
of livestock and a county-wide cam
paign for the control of smut.
DEANS OF VARIOUS COLLEGES
TO OFFER DEMANDED SUB
JECTS FOR NEXT QUARTER
Many new courses will be offered
for the new term if sufficient demand
is made for them, according to the
various deans of the departments.
Dean Eldridge to Resume Courses.
Dean Eldridge, who had discon
tinued his courses in Schiller and
Scientific German, states that he is
now ready to continue these courses
after Christmas if the demand is suf
Spanish to Be Offered.
Miss Schell announces that first
anc lnrv£ ond year Spanish will be of
i,\-addition to French.
Forestry Courses to Be Repeated.
Dean Miller of the Forestry depart
ment, says that the courses in Gen
eral Forestry and Forest Engineering
will be repeated this next term.
School of Mines to Offer Course.
Dean Thompson of the School of
Mines states that he is ready to give
any course upon sufficient demand.
Beginning Courses in Agriculture.
Dean Iddings, of the Department of
Agriculture, reports that there will be
a rearrangement of the work in agri
culture to permit students to begin
the new quarter advantageously.
Dean Little Will Give New Work.
Also, according to Dean Little of
Engineering, new courses will be of
fered in his department, altho they
have not yet been definitely arranged.
1 Could But Will Not.
I could if I would or might if I could
Relate here some stories that would
Enrapture the fancy of hundreds of
And shock just as many. The strict
Or tell if I chose some tale of true life
Would cause a man to hesitate in
choosing a wife;
But furnish to other a morsel to
In their mental digestions. A palat
Or to some, what would be a monot
Have as many consider it a sketch
know well, j
You can think of a few of the very I
Recount something true with a moral
Thus please a great many; provoke
not a few.
To be safe then, I leave your own
fancy to tell
To yourselves some similar tales and
And save me the scorn of part of
GRID WARRIORS 10
FOURTEEN MEN TO RECEIVE "I"
SWEATERS—ALL S. A. T. C.
At a meeting of the executive board
of the A. S. U. I., Monday, it was
voted to award Idaho sweaters to 14
men of the football team. The sweat
ers are to have regulation "I" on the
front and the letters "U. S." in red on
the "I. 1
stripe on some of the sleeves.
Following are the men to receive
Captain Victor Pearson
There will also be a white
William L. Stephens
Carl F. Nagel
All-S. A. T. C. Team Picked.
T he all S. A. T. C. team has been
picked for this year and it consists of
five Idaho men, four W. S. C. men and
two Gonzaga. Those picked from Ida
ho were Hansen, Irving, Perrine,
Cornelison and Meeham. Garrity was
a candidate for this team, but was not
picked because he played on the Gon
zaga team last year and played against
her on the Idaho team this year. Gar
rity is one of the most valuable men on
Idaho's team, however.
Railroad Hearings Coming.
WASH 1NGTON. — Inauguration of
hearings on railroad legislation January
2 to be concluded as soon as possible
and to be distinct from the house or
joint congressional committee inquiries,
was decided upon today by the senate
interstate commerce committee.
rector General McAdoo will be request
ed to be the first witness.
Comfort for the sorrowing and
lonely; consolation for the bereaved;
sympathy for the afflicted; assistance
for the hungry, the forsaken, the
downtrodden: healing for the sick and
wounded. Mercy and Humanity. In
other words, the Red Cross. Join
The Rural Carrier.
When "Uncle Sam's most favored pet"
Who glides 'round with mail.
Asks for our help you'd better bet
We'll give it, without fail.
We'll meet him daily at the gate,
And if he is an hour late
He doesn't mind to have us wait
And camp upon his trail.
We'll clear away the snowdrifts
And oil and thaw the locks,
And never, never, never
Leave a penny in the box ;
Give him a smile, as he goes by,
Or even coffee and mince pie,
For no one has time for the guy
Who's always throwing rocks.
We'll even, seal our letters,
And write addresses right.
And have our package ready
Before he comes in sight,
We'll buy stamps by the dollar's worth,
And sitting by our cosy hearth
We'll think the greatest snap on earth
Is the jolly carrier's life.
Latah County Records.
Monday, December 16th, 1918.
Fred Lester Allen and Opal Belle
Art. of Inc.—Pacific White Mica Co.
W. D.—Emma Berglund to J. R. Du
Priest, $1600, 5-6-1, Deakin's 4th Mos
W. D.—E. Dahlquist to Christine
Jacobson, $250, 1-1 Park Moscow.
THIS WEEK'S SERMON
FOR THE "CHURCH OF GOD"
Subject: 'Opportunities where You i
Are." Text: Gal. 6-10. ■
"As we have therefore opportunity, !
let us do good unto all men, especially
unto them who are of the household
To each man's life there comes a
One day, one night, one morning,
or one noon,
One freighted hour, one moment or
R. M.—Earl C. Sawyer to W. H.
Leasure, $550, due 12-12-19, 1-2-3-4 "B"
Lieuallen's 2d Moscow.
Dec. 17.— W. D.—W. D. Morgar
eidge to Lizzie H. Ainslie, $1; 9-5
Lieuallen's 4th Moscow.
Sheriff's Deed On Foreclosure—
Ella Bircher et al to J. J. Meyers,
$399.95, 1-4 Onaway.
Rel.—Reeleefee R. Tiffany to Hugh
R. Ferguson and D. Monroe Cary,
Rel.—Pete Flodin to Greta Olson,
W. D.—Greta Olson to Fred Söder
ström, $2,000; Wl-2 NW1-4 26-40-3.
Mtge.—Fred Söderström to Gust
Sandberg, $1,400, due—above.
W. D.—Etta Rector to John M.
Hottle, $250; tract in Juliaetta.
Q. C. D.— C. F. Byrne to August
Johnson, F. M. Green and H. M. Dris
coll, $1; 3-5 "B" Addison's Kendrick.
But ■what is opportunity to a ml
who cannot use it? Be as an uni
cundated egg, which the waves I
time wash away into nonentity. |
The secret of success in life, is f J
a man to be ready for his opportunil
when it comes. My Brother, Sir am
friend, these numerous opportunill
lying at your door, God would he!
you to grasp and make the best J
the munder the circumstances. Bil
you hear someone say: "I have nl
chance, no opportunity." j
In this great land where thousand!
of poor boys became rich, where newa
boys go to congress, and where thosl
born in the lowest positions, "ThJ
world is all gate, all opportunities tj
him who will use them." In our largJ
eastern cities, it has been found tha]
at least 94 our of every hundred
found their fortune at home or neai
at hand. It is indeed a sorry day]
for a young man or woman who can]
not see any opportunities where ha
is, but thinks he can do better some]
where else. But let us dismiss the
thought of "somewhere else" from
our minds and turn our attention for
a moment to our own community or
town and utilize the opportunities
See the dear old mother with
wrinkled face! Look at those scars,
see those lines of care, behold those
furrows wrought by sorrow. Think
of her sacrifice, think of her heart
aches all wrought because of this
cruel war. Where, my friend is an
opportunity to do good. Again, you
go a little farther and you come to a
home that is in great sorrow and
need. You inquire and find that they
are destitute of food and raimant and
have lost their loved one by this awful
epidemic, which is spread world-wide.
Here is an opportunity to help bear
another's burden. Gal. 6: 2; "Do
not forget ,dear reader, you have your
own special place and work. Find it,
fill it." Scarcely a boy or girl will
read these lines but has much better
opportunity to win success than had
Garfield, Wilson, Franklin, Lincoln,
Frances Willard and thousands of
But to succeed you must be pre
pared to sieze opportunity when it
Remember four things come not
back: "The spoken word, the sped
arrow, the past life, and the neglect
Let us again turn to our text of
Scripture. "As we have therefore
opportunity let us do good unto all
men with kind words, good deeds and
True worth is in being, not seeming;
In doing eac h day that goes by
Some little good, not in dreaming
Of great things to do bye and bye.
"A minute spent in secret prayer
Is not a minut e lost;
A m . om ent spent in idleness
Will quickly prove its cost.
"An hour you pass in righteousness
i s better, yea, by far
Than many day in sinfulness,
No matter how they are.
"A year that's spent in holiness
Will lasting treasures bring;
A lifetime of unrigheousness
Can yield you but a sting.
"O, spend the years and moments too,
For God. and faithful be!
Then you shall rise and be with Christ
To spend eternity."
B. W. GERHAUSER
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