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FOYERS IN MUNITION CENTERS.
"Oh, hat 70a can nevsr, never know whet 70a hare done for ue,” a French woman cried as ebe threw her yel lowed arms about the neok of a worker who was entering, a Young Women's Christian Association foyer or social room at one of the great French monition workers and kissed her over over, first on one cheek and then on the other with lips as yellow as her arms, lips made yellow by acids used in making shells for the allied armies. "Hoar them laugh/' she said, “just hear thorn, those people who thought that they would never laugh again." A group game was In progress—one of the kind that takes In everybody and Is mostly laugh. Young girls and wrinkled, toothless grandmothers were In It Among them were refugees, many of them had loot everybody be longing to them In the war, many who were separated from their families and ■ did not know whether they were living or dead. They worked twelve hours a day on war supplies, some of which Amerloan soldiers are going to use. The "foyer" of the Y. W. C. Is made homelike with cretonne hangings, muslin curtains, comfortable chairs and settees, reading and writing ta bles, a piano and sometimes even sew ing machines, Ironing boards and Irons. This room is the home of the women when they are not at work. They bring their mending and sewing; with their coarsened, stained fingers embroider, make exquisite laces, write letters home, read and rest and enjoy the music provided. Some foyers have a garden con nected with them in which the English and other classes meet evenings and where tea Is poured afternoons. Rec reation fields have been opened In some munition centers by the Y. W. C. A. with equipment for outdoor sports, picnics and good times, gen erally. Restaurants have been estab lished at most of these foyers and they, like the foyers, are marked with the blue triangle of the Y. W. C. A. This work Is done at the request of the French Y. W. C. A. The blue triangle of the Y. W. C. Is becoming better known all the time In France and increasingly the uni form Is saluted upon the street by American soldiers and French alike. Two hotels have recently been se cured by the Y. W. C. A. and upon the door of each appears the blue triangle —the official organisation insignia. One hotel Is at Paris and the other at Tours. They have been taken over entirely to accommodate the Women’s Unit of the American Sig ißl Corps, which was finding difficul ty In securing living quarters that were comfortable. Staying at the hotel in Paris are twenty-five of the Signal Corps girls, with lfrs. Lulu Frick Taylor of De troit, a secretary of the Y. W. C. A* to look after them. In Tours the building is known as the American Signal Corps Women's Club. It Is a large, comfortable resi dence that has been fitted up as a clubhouse and dormitory for the unit stationed In Tours. Where, on cither side of the door was the former name of the hotel, is painted the large blue triangle of the Y. W. C. A. The bedrooms are quaint and pretty —on the second and third floors and the gabled attic. They are called the "sky parlor” by the girls. In addition there Is a great reception hall down stairs, a salon, a large dining room, an office and kitchen on the first floor. FRENCH GRATITUDE TO AMERICA That France feels indeed, as one of her greatest generals expressed it, that “America is her savior,” Is dem onstrated more and more all the time. One of the War Work Council of the Y. W. C. A. in writing back to America of the reception which the people received as the ship which bore her steamed Into a French port, says: “America has come!" “Long Live America!" These were the greetings that were given as the great ship laden with workers and supplies, steamed up the river. The shores, windows, doorways and even roofs were thronged with men, women and children. They were waving every thing within hand-reach, hats, aprons, skirts and even shirts. Every woman among them wore black. Strong men and women on the boat who had gone over to nurse the sick and wounded, open canteens for the soldiers, res taurants for munitions workers, help rebuild devastated regions, and put new heart Into weary and discour aged women, turned their heads and wiped their eyes. “I had a lump in my throat all the time that I was in France. The grati tude of the French people for our help is the most pathetic thing I ever saw." EXIT THE FRENCH HEEL. ■ The flat has gone forth. The three inch French heel Is no longer heard clicking about in the streets of Paris. It was the French girl herself who brought about the demise of the French hsel—even so. The French girl, assisted by the Y. W. C. A., for It was really due to the activities of that organisation that the little Pari slenne perceived the tall wooden heel to be an abomination. The War Work Council of the Y. W. C. A. has been sending over to France recreational experts who have Intro duced hiking, basket-ball and all sorts of out-door sports among the munition workers of France. Knowing that the munition workers must have some healthy normal exercise and pleasure If they were not to break under the terrific strain of their tasks, the French women’s committee asked the War Work Council of the Y. W. C. A. to go over to various French centers and start It. And how they have loved it, the French girls! Basket-ball has become the very core of their life, those sad munition workers, each one with a man at the front, and whose nerve wracking toil lasts from 7 in the morning until 7 at night. Even the ten-mile hikes have proven a Joy, but they could not be accomplished in three-inch, teetering heels, so abas! the heels! In the big industrial centers where workers may go to rest and write and listen to music, recreational fields have also boen opened. These places, under the Y. W. C. A., are called “Foyers des Allies." At Tours there are several, one place being a part of an island in the Loire reached by a rustic bridge, and surrounded by gardens, a tennis court, a largo grassy place for folk dancing. FRENCH WOMEN IN INDUSTRY. Miss Mabel Cratty, who as general national secretary of the Young Wom en’s Christian Association in this country. Europe and the Orient, has charge of 2,500 secretaries, has Just returned from France, where she spent several weeks in aiding the Y. W. C. A. workers there. She says: “More than a year before we went to war with Germany we were asked through a representative of a French women’s committee to do some sort of recreation or welfare work in France. Now the young French women are becoming accus tomed to going out Into the world. They are just beginning to learn that they can be at home out in the world. The French government haa already begun to consider the problems that will arise after the war. They aro planning to change the machinery in munition factories to mako other ar ticles and in that way have the wom en make the things that will be needed during the reconstruction period. Thousands of women will be thrown upon the communities without money, without work. They will be carried along with the work for Yeconstruc tion for many years after the war." The recreation and social work which the Y. W. C. A. is building up now among these workers will con tinue after the war. Recently a Y. W. C. A. foyer' for 17,000 girl workers in the Ministry of War has been opened up at the re quest of the Minister of War. Many new foyers have been opened up in industrial centers in the past two months by the Y. W. C. A. and for American women In the United States Signal Corps a club house has been equipped. THE POLISH GRAY SAMARITAN. “What osganizatlon does she repre sent?" was asked in Denver the other day as a tall, grave-eyed woman passed along the street. She was dressed in gray made on simple lines and wore a soft gray veil, which was in pleasing contrast to the khaki which everywhere meets the eye on man and woman alike. She is a Polish worman working every minute of the day, not only to aid those engaged in the war, but also for the great reconstruction period which will follow the war. For, .while the Polish army of men is doing valiant duty in Frence, thers is another great Polish army formed of women, a uniformed army which has pledged itself for any service re quired by Poland of her people. In hospitals all over the east and some in the west is seen the gentle gray, uniform of the Polish woman. At the moment when the Polish first army unfurled its banner in France to the strains of old Polish war songs, the first Polish gray Samaritan pro bationers' classes were graduated in this country. Members of these classes are now finishing their training In hospitals. Countess Laura Godawa Turczynow les, founder of the movement, lived in Poland when that country was In vaded by the Germans, and her home was seized by General von Hindenburg for headquarters of the German forces. All funds for the training of the Polish Gray Samaritans are provided by the War Work Council of the Na tional Y. W. C. A./ The committee is made up jointly of representatives from this council and from the Polish Reconstruction Committee. Among the members are the Countess de Tourczynowicz and Miss Zofia Majmska, of the Polish Women’s League. Mrs. John R. Mott is chairman, Mrs. Henry P. Davison, wife of the head of the American Red Cross and treasurer of the War Work Council of the Y. M. C. A., is treasurer. WELLESLEY UNIT JOINS Y. W. C. A. A Wellesley unit has gone to Lyon, France, to Join the six Y. W. C. A. secretaries who have been doing yeo man service in bringing comfort and material aid to the poor, bewildered refugees who have gathered at Lyon. The Wellesley girls number six, doc tors, nurses and dietician. Upon their arrival at the Hotel Petrograd, the Y. W. C. A. hostess house In Paris, they found a warm welcome awaiting them, “cakes and ale,” or rather the Y. W. C. A. substitute for sandwiches and hot chocolate. It brought real de light to the Americans girls who had had a very exciting voyage in which a submarine had tried to do itk worst. As they left Paris for Lyon they were more than effusive in their pralsa of the manner in which the Y. W. C. A. greets Its compatriots. “It was a genuine American wel come," said ope girl. "I shall never forget It.” Notice of Primary Election Office of the hkchktaky of Statb, OF tllß MTATE OF (JoLAIKAIK*. To Hon. Claudu J. WllHon. County riork of Klo Ulnuco County, Met<kt<r. Colorado. Milt: 111 m-cortlani'v with theprovisions of M.-ctloiiM annul 20of ChapUtr XXXIV of low Uenernl Mint utt*s of lw« of the state of Colo rado, being the name an Heel lon 2142 HuvUed Hlatute of Colorado u«<m, and In aceordeiice with provisions of Section lit, Primary Elec tion Uiw lulu, nolloe In hereby given that a lUroct Primary Flection will he held lu the several wards and voting precincts in the Htate aforesaid, ou Tuesday, the tenth day of September, A. I». IlilN, for the nomination of the following officers, to-wlt: One United Hlatrs Senator. One Representative In the LX VI Congress of the United Stales for the Fourth Con gressional District. Two Judges of the Hupreme Court for the Mate of Colorado for the term of ten years. One Oovernor of the State of Colorado, one Utuutenunt Ooveriior of the Stale of x Colorado. One Hecietary of Hlato. One Auditor of state. One state Treasurer, tine Attorney Oeueral. One Superintendent of Public Instruction. Two Regents of the University of Colo rado. one Member of the House of Representa tive., to represent the counties of Oartleld auil Rio Rlunco to succeed Hon. Ernest llarlow. vine District Judge for the Ninth Judicial District. Also such County and Precinct Officers as are to he Nominated lu the Several Coun ties, In accordance with the provision* of Oenerul Flection l*aws and tlio Primary Flection Ijiwsof min. In Testimony Wbeieof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the tlreat Seal of the Htate of Colorado, at the City of.Denver, this Fifth day of August, A. D. twlb. [heal] J..MFS It NOLAND, Secretary of State. < mice of the County clerk and Recorder of Hlo Rlanro County, Meeker, Colorado, August 12, llllH. In compliance with the above request,and in accordance wlih the laws ami parts of Flection lawk cited, 1 hereby certify lhat Nominations for the several County Offices of Hlo Rlunco County mentioned below are in be perfected at this Direct Primary Flec tion of September I", ml*, ami that the mimes of the candidates as certified tome for the several offices will l»e found In the otllclal Fist of Nominations: One County clerk and Recorder. One County Sheriff. One County Treasurer. One County Assessor, i >ne t ’ounty Superintendent of Schools, one County Surveyor. One County Coronor. One County Commissioner within and for Commissioner's Dlstrlet No. I. Just lee precinct No. I Two Justices of tlio Peace. Two Constables. Justice precinct No. 2— Two Justices of the Peace. Two Constables. Just lee precinct No, :i Two J ust Ices of t he Peace. ' Two constables. Justice precinct No. I Two J ust Ices of t he Peace. Two Constables. Precinct No. I, Hnngely— One Committeeman and one Committee womnn. Precinct No. 2, White River— One Cominitteoninu and one Commltteo wotnan. Precinct No. :i, Plceance— < Hie Committeeman and one Committee woinun. Precinct No. 4. Fast Meeker— One Cominllteenfau and one Committee woman. Precinct No. ft, Coal Creek- One Committeeman and one Committee wouiun. Proclnct No. n, Ituforri— one Committeeman amt one Committee woman. Precinct No. 7. Powell Park- One Committeeman and one Comiulttee woman. Precinct No. m, Angorn— one Committeeman nud one Committee woman. Precinct No. w. West Meeker- One 4,'ommlltcemau and one Committee woman. Precinct No. 10, Pyramid- One Committeeman and one Committee woiiihii. Precinct No. 11. Petrolltc— One Committeeman and one Cominlttce woman. Precinct No. 12. Milk Creek- One Committeeman and one Commlttee wonmn. Which election will be opened at 7 o’clock In lhe morning and continue o|m>ii until? o'clock In the evening of the same day. In Witness Whereof I have hereunto set my hand and official seal at Meeker, this 12th day «»f August, A. I). I»Im. (hf.ai.J 4*. J. WILSON. al7-s7 Clerk and Recorder. Notice of Application for Adjudication of Water Right STATF OK COLORADO, ) County of Itio Hi.anco lu the District Court. In the matter of the aiipllcallon ) of It. O. Wat*• >n and T. N. Thomp son for the adjudication of their I priority right for the use of water for Irrigation purposes through the Wntsoti-Thompson Ditch No. /, P ,i„ P 1 1. taking water from Middle ~ru' r ' I Mtuart creek, a tributary to Pice -1 mice creek, lu Water District No. I Vi. It. O. Watson. T. N. Tilomchon, Petitioners. I on t Ills Hth day of August, A. D. IWIH, upon I application of R. o. Watson nml T. N. i Thompson nod upon go d cause shown, IT IS ORRFRKD: That a hearing lu thenhove entitled mat ter In* had before the Court on Wcdncsdav, t lie eleventh tiny of Scptemlicr, IHI*. at ten o’clock In the forenoon of said day and Mint notice l>e given by publication aiid posting as provided by law of the date of said bear ing In said manner: said notice to contain such facts as are proper for the Information of all Iversons, association* or corporations, as rci|iilrcd by law. Done at Chambers, In (Hcnwood Springs. . JtlllN T. SHUMATE. In pursuance of the forego’ng order notice Is hereby gl\en of the filing In thesnld court |of a petition by R. «>. Wn son and T. N. Thompson, claimants of the Wiitson- I Thompson Ditch No. I, taking water from Middle Stuart creek, trlhutarv to Plceance I creek In water district No. 4:1. Haiti petition i Is entitled ns above and the petitioners therein itray for an absolute decree of Court ! to four-lift Its (l-.'o of a cubic foot of water , per second of time from Middle Stuart creek and through said ditch, In Mild Water Dis trict. for irrigation purposes with a priority 1 right thereto dating from July fourteenth. IWI7, subject to decreed rights from said creek ; and that nil additional two cubic feet of water per second of time through said ditch and from said creek l»o hereinafter decreed to said petit loners As other land Is put under Irrigation. Notice is hereby given Hint said petition er* will call up said matter for bearing lie fore said Court on Wednesday, the eleventh day of septemlier. IMS, at ten o’clock In the forenoon of that tiny, or ns soon thereafter as the convenience of said Court will per mit. Notice Is hereby further given thnt all water users In Water District No. Cl. partic ularly those taking wntcr out of Middle Stuart and Plceance creeks in said Water District are required to file objections to said application If any they have, with the Clerk of the said Court on or before ten o'clock In the forenoon of the eleventh day of September, A. D. IIMH. 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