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Mrs. Frederick D. Gardner, the wife of the Governor, who has accepted the appointment from Lieutenant-Commandcr Brooks of the United States Navy in St. Louis, as Chief Lady Recruiting Agent in the campaign to raise 1,200 men from this state by December 15, yesterday issued the following greeting to the women of Missouri: To the Lady District Recruiting Agents of Missouri: Greeting: To us wliosc privilege it is to bear men, to uphold the liberty and freedom of the world, there can be no greater scrvice than to engage in recruiting men for the United States Navy, who will man our fighting ships, and who will assure the safe passage to France of our soldiers now crossing the ocean to avenge the wrongs of out rag ed womanhood in Belgium. I know the women of this state will bend every effort to fill the quota of 1,200 men for whom Secretary of the Navy Daniels has issued his urgcnt call and thus maintain the proud record of the mothers, wives, sisters and daughters of Missouri in times of national crises. (Signed) JEANETTE B. GARDNER. NAVY'S BIG JOB DEPENDS IT What America Must Do to Protect Soldlers In France and How It Can Be Done. The contlnulng arrival of unlts of the American army in France empba ices the growlng need for s Kippln to upply these wlth food, animunttlon and army necessitles. It 1 estlmated that it 1s necessary to dellver In France, daily, upproxiniately 100 poundß of frelglu per man, incluslve of every needful equipment. An army of 1,000,000 men would thus requlre the dellvery of 50,000 tons of frelght every day, and, averaging 4,000 tons to the shlp, the unival of 12 to U ahips daily, if euch cargo could be handled in one day. It I estlmated that approxlniately 700. ships would b ueeded to gükrantee thu arrival of the BeceHsary suppli daily for an Ameri can army of 1,000,000 men In France. Consldering the submarine and the uuual ha.ards of thu sea, probably ven a greater number of shlp than 700 would be neeiled. At this tlme tbe government has requisitloned 403 vessels of about 2,000,000 tons. The total number of steel vessels under construction is 225, with a tonnag. of 1,603,800; the total American overseus tonnage 1 now about 2.40O.UO0, to which Im? been added 700.000 tons of Oerman and Austrian sbipping. By the Urne the American army in France reacdes 1,000,000 men tbe government hopes to bave 1,000 vessels In Commission. By January of next year the number hould reach 1,200, wlth a tonnage of 6,000,000, lnclusive of 411 wooden ves eis. The estlmates oi the government, Jowever, presuppose uninterrupted in duairy in the . shipyards. Once the American army is in Francs its nc-eds annot be uie by a paper fleel. Tb "government can take ho chances on Inten uptions. Tbe vessels must be ready at the appointed time, und Pres ident Wilson has given the country the assurance thut nothing will b permitted to stund in the way of It. Mr. Patriotlc American Man, whut are YOU going to do about it? It Is ', up to YOU to help make the l'resi dent's nsauranees good. The navy can protect this shipping if it gets the , 20,000 men it must bave now. Unle.st YOU and othera like you respond AT ONCE, YOUIt descendants und the posterity of freeinen everywhere In the world will lament so. generations to come the lndifference which falled to selze vlctory whcn It was so close ly in our grasp. Clothing Our Bluejacket. Clothing the g realer navy has been no amall undertaking. More than 100, 400 men have been enüsted In the regulär navy and naval reserves since war was declared, and to outfit these tuen the following was roqulred: Over hlrts, 200,000; dress Jumpers, 100, 000; blue trousers, 200,000; overcoats, 100,000; blue caps, 100,000; wbitehats, 00,000'; white undress Jumpers, 300, 000 white trousers. 400,000; drawers. talnsook, 200,000; drawers, heavy, 100,000; undershlrts, heavy, 200.000; underahlrts, Ilght. 200,000; Jerseys. 100,000; watch caps, 100,000; leggings, 100,000 palrs; neckerchlefs, 100,000; gloves, 100,000 palrs; socks, 400,000 pairs; shoes, 200,000 palrs; mattress a, 100,000; mattress covers, 100,000; blankeU, 200,000; towels. 200,000. MISSOURI ALWAYS MAKES GOOD Washington, D. C. Nov. 30, 1917. D. D, Walker, Jr., Chairman Citizen' Navy Recruiting Committee, Calumet Build- ing, St. Louis, Mo. 5 As Missouri and Mlssourians have been doing their füll share in all matters pertaining to the 4 war, I hope t'.is young men of the state will respond promptly and adequitely to your call for naval recruits. Our Navy has been one of the chief glories of the Republic from the day of John Paul Fönes to the present hour, and constitutes an arm of 4 the Service of which all good 4 and true Americans are proud. I hope, therefore, that you will easily secure the 1,200 Mis- 4 sourians asked for, as it is the duty and should be the pleaiure of all of us to give to the coun- try our füll measure of patriotic Service in this crisis of our fate. CHAMP CLARK. A MAN." L WORTH HALF A OOZEN LATER Cry It for Speed In Getting Available Gun and Shlp Placed Along Ocean Highways. Olorlous as are the traditions of th, American navy, appealing as It has al ways done to the finest manhood o, the country, nothing in all Its hlstory has been more glorious than tbe re sponse It has made to the country 's call in the present emergency. Everybody connected wlth it, from Secretary Daniels down to the hum blest rtcruit, from tbe Congress wblcb has strengthened It wlth flnan cial backing so the laborer in the for est or the apprentice mechanic In the shlpyards, has turned to werk wlth auch effect that thv speed of its war preparatlons Stands without a parallel Wlthln the last slx months the navy's personnel has been increascd by volunteer enlistment from 64,000 men to 145,000. Every battleship and every cruiser held in reserve has re ceived at least enougb men to put to sea. Hundreds of smaller craf t, yachts, motor boats, etc., have been examlnetl and accepted for Service and are al ready working as patrols against sub marines. In addition, the government is rush Ing the largest program of construc tion In the country's hlstory. No few er than 767 vessels. from battleship and battle cruisers to submarines and submarine chaseis, are in process of construction, Our navy soon will have the largest force of destroyers of any in the world, not even exceptlng thut of Qreat Britain. It is alreudy more than our flrst bul wark of defense. It has become a pow- erful offensive force and one which ls bound to make liself tremendously feit In the stlrrlng event that are to come. Much as has been accomplished, however, much more remalns to be done. And of all the problems of the immediate futuie none Is so pressing as that of finding tbe 30,000 new men the department so urgently needs. Upon the success or failure of this drive for recrults depends largely the success of tbe whoie program. These men must be found und must be found rlght away. "Every young man who loves his country and who expects to serve her In her hour of reutest need should take these facts bome to hlmself. Every man who enllsts NOW will be werth half a dozen who enlist later. For upon the relatively mall number of men the navy reuuires will depend the safety of the milllons who must go to Europe and tear from the ruthless hands of Kaiserdom the sacred cause of human liberty which they have so vilely profaned. SHOULD THE ENEMY SHELLJIEWYORK CITY How the Navy Stands Between Us and the Fate of Belgium. Americans Ju-Uy feit proud of them selves when they had aubscribed for over 14,000,000,000 of the second Lib erty Loan bonds. but how many of theni stopped to think of how insig nlficant the sum was In comparison wlth the damage that a slngle Oerman super dreadnaught might do along our Atlantic seaboard? Such a vessel might anchor eight miles outsido of New York harbor and in two hours of shelling might do far more damage than $4,000,000,000 could pay for. Il-migbt cruise along the coast from Maine to Mexico and destroy enougb pioperty to buy a dosen fleets as powerful as the one America has today. It might. but it will not, because between our shores and the Oerman as es is the long, thin line of our glorious navy. So long as grim de fenders are keeping watch for us, the fest of us go to sleep every night con fldent of our secui ity. Nevertheless the menace is always there, and it always will be there un tll the navy ls so uiuch greater than the best Germany can send forth that nobody but a madrnan would think of trylng to break thröbjrh' its cordon of teel. That navy Is calllng for 1.200 Mis sourians to serve it. It needs them. vltallf, urgently, iramediately. Will they fall? YOU. young, healthy. Strong. patriotlc Mr. Missourlan. YOU must ans wer the question. It is not a general call to your nelghbors but a personal call to YOU. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT ITT MISSISSIPPI IMPORTANT OBJECTIVE FOR INVAOER iver Navigable to Torpedo Boata ai Far St Louis Lesson ofth Civil War. American torpedo boats have gone as high up the Mississippi rlver as St. Louis and anchored at the foot of the Eads bridge. la it, therefore, ab surd to suppose that a Oerman tor pedo boat or small submarine, sreep ing stealthlly up the rlver or lylng submerged at nlght, might not do tlib am? It is not likely, of Course, but SUP POSE IT DID. Suppose It turned Its gunti loose upon the metropolla of Missouri we already know too well the liking of Oerman for firing upon the eivilian populatlon of undefend ed eitles and suppose that, after do lag all the damage It could, it never escaped and got away to sea agaln. Would not the destruction it could cause in a couple of hours of so nie moralng more than recompens the value of a dozen of such mosquito craft? So long as this great rlver remalns, Missouri can never consider Itaelf en tirely an Inland city. Indeed, the con trol of the Mississippi, in tbe case of a f ereign Invasion, would be a essen tial to the enemy as It was to the North in the Civil War. And If the Allles fall In the present rar; if Germany come out triumph- r Your Country's Call By William Bloss. Boy! You Boy, between 18 and is to be! Come you on now and need a calling voice. Those who are the "Grandsire's Hoary" of the Marseil laise, and those who stand upon what the inspired Puritan poet called "the lofty summit of four-score," and those mil lions who come between them in long ranks reaching down to you, alike knit their voices with this call. Through that clarion-noted trumpet in whose brazen throat rang the intrepid answer of Paul Jones, "I have not yet begun to fight," the American Navy is calling you. It needs you. It seeks you. It wants you. The American Navy, because of its urgent need for more valiant volunteers to man its ships to fight the Hun, begins today in Missouri a campaign through which it hopes to, and must, enlist within two weeks twelve hundred more volunteers as the quota of this State. Herein opens a gate of glory through which may pass even those youth of ours who remain uncalled to the colors, although drafted on the fifth of June. Any man who is fcgisteredj and still unsummoned, may avail himself of this opportumty. IIc has ä chance to show the true blue in his soul. IIc has a chance to show the red blood that leaps from his hoart. He has a chance to wear a white plume, even as did Henry of Navarre. - There should be such a rush to the colors of the great fleet that long before the designated final day, the 15th of Demcmber, our grand old Missouri cornucopia shall be heaped up, pressed down, nd running over. It is the chance for intrepid souls to kindle without stigma their patriotic sire; it is a chance for valorous hearts to prove their courage. Not alene calls our Navy, with its glorious traditions; not rlcr.e do the voices of our flrst Commodore, "sack" Barry out of County Wexford, who won 20 battles against odds aboard the Lexington and lost not one, or the Master of Bcn Ilomme Richard; not alone do Decatur and Farragut and Dvey and Schley call to you O! Boy! Man of the Hour, but singing and pleading and urging, behind their voices ring the notes of your Mothers and Sisters, who have entered upon this campaign with the fair mistress of our State House, to "Pledge a Man" that Missouri's honor may shine out. O! Boy! how can you hesitate to join? Your Navy wants you, and it needs you, and it calls to you aloud. ,. ant, who sliali doubt ibat .o wni come knocking ut our doors for the financial rewards of her tremeudous undertakings os-the last lew yeurs? We have the one supiein oppor tunlty to md this menace now, and end it forever. That opportunity de pends entirely upon wbetber or not the navy tan guarantee the safe tians portatlon of our annies to France and their munitionnient afterward. TU navy' can do it upon on con ditlon. And that is that it huve the men necessary to its maneuvers for the next half dozen months. it ls calling for 30,000 volunteers by Dec. IS, and it asks that 1,200 of them shall come from Missouri. Missouri was never deaf to such a oall in the past It must not be deaf now. RISING FROM THE RANKS How Enlisted Men in Navy Earn Chances for Commission. In no other navy ls it so posslble to rise from the ranks to the hlghest Of fices aa it Is In the American navy. There are several avenues open to pro mollon to Commission. A boats waln, gunner or machlnlst, or a chief boatswaln, chief gunner or chief machinist, who has been in his grade four years and ls under 35 years of age, may enter the examlna tlon for appointment as enslgn; this xamlnatlon is held every year, ap pointment bemg llmlted to 12 annual ly. A man who wlns a Commission In this manner ls entitled to the same pay, prlvlleges, honors and opportuni tls for further advancement as- re open for officers who are g.aduates of the Naval Academy. , LAST CALL FOR MEII OF DRAFT AGETQ ENTEi) NAVY After Dec. 15 Option to Enter Mari tim Service Will Be Cloaed to Youthe of Firet Claea. This Is a time when every young man of draft age must ask hlmself seriously what the next tew months will hold for him. It ls becoming daily more apparent that America will have to put 6,000, 000 men in the field. Under the plan, for the next draft, the bulk of these must come from what is called the flrst class composed of young men without dependent relatives and en gaged in no profession or trade essen tial to the winning of the war. The wlsdom of such an arrangemenf is too apparent tu need discusslon. But when it is remembered that a large percentage of men in this dass will be rejected for physlcal dlsablli ties and for other essential reasons the chances of exemptlon for each healtby, able bodied Individual of this dass become remote. One Option ls lest to these men, and oniy one. They can volunteer in the navy, provided they do It before Dec. 15. After that day they cannot make this cholce, except in a few cases where they are dose to the bottom of the Ilst, and then oniy when they got periuisslon from the exemptlon Loards. The n;ivy needs l!s,0!)0 more rjen. 31! You sire of the man who , J needs them urgently, needs them rlght away. Of this total Missouri has a quota of 1,200 men. It is a splendid Service. More than that, lt is an essential Service. In no other department can young men do more for the country they love than in this. The ships are ready. The guhs are ready. The weakest spot In our na tional armor must be strengthened, and oniy the navy can strengthen it. The very lives of milllons of Ameri can soldlers, the whoie success of the war, the defeat of the most evll ma chlne which has ever menaced the world's progress, all depend upon how the navy answers the call. Upon the immediate r als Ing of this force of 30.000 the welfare of 100, 000,000 at home may hinge, to say nothing of the countless milllons of oppressed peoples abroad. The indi vidual who serves tbe navy thus counts as far more than a slngle in dividual. Has such a glorious oppor tunity for patriotlc Service ever come to the young men of any land before? Navy Gives First Life. As usual, the navy may boast of the first gift of a Ilse to tbe country In tarne of war. The f !rt American fif ht 4g man to be buried In Frah soll jwaa Luts Rheinhardt, a blaejaoket, 19 farears old, wke was drowned at a Vrnh port, ntmvar ttuTldlnd 8D0 UP. Tho Naw DeDartment ls. breaking all records in constructing destroyers to continue the submarine warf are. Vessels of this type that took two ears to bulld before tne war are now being turned out In 10 months. In tkree years we shall have the largest tlo- tilla of destroyers In tne worin. A PROCLAMATION. 4 Whereas the nation's call for 30,000 additional men to man our fighting ships means that Missouri must supply 1,200 men. The nation's need and the Navy's call are urgent. and I am confident Missouri's response will be prompt and generous. The strength and capacity of a demoeraey in war depend upon the instant response of the people to every call of the Government. True loyal ty demands this. The recruiting of 1,200 men for the Navy is an important work for the men and women of Missouri. Therefore I urge upon the young men of this state the duty of enlisting in the Navy, and call upon the people generally to make a special effort in this behalf to the end that our state may continue as first to answer the nation's need. To do this, we must rely very ! largely upon the effort of the individual citizen. ' ; The Navy Recruiting Station are located in St. Louis, Spring- ' field and Joplin. 4 In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri. Done at the City of Jefferson, this first day of December, A. D. 1917. FREDERICK D. GARDNER. UNCLESAM WORLD'S MOST LIBERAL NAVY PAYMASTER Liberal Wages and Rapid Advance rnent Certain to Men Who Are Capable and Industrious. . United States bluejackets are the best-pald naval men In the world. The wartlme pay, contlnulng for not later than slx months after the war, is not less than $32.60 a montb and goes as high as $83 for chief gunners' mates and chief commissary Stewards. A man of-war's-man is always eure of bis Job as long as be renders falth ful service and is qualified to perform his duties. He will never lose his Job because of strikes or hard tlmes. If he is sick or injured he is well cared for in a modern naval hospital. His pay goes on whether he be sick or well. He has no doctor bills for hlm self. Upon completlng an enlistment, if his record has been meritorious, hs reeeives, as a testlmonlal of fidelity and obedience, an honorable d ls charge; this entitles him to re-enlist at any time within four months, if be is physlcally qualified, and to get four months' pay as a bonus for re-enlist" tag. If he is disquallfled for re-enlist-ment, by reason of disabllity incurred in line of duty, he ls entitled to a Pen sion. The food In the navy is excellent. Great care ls taken to make sure as to both the-quality and the quantity. The - purchasing, preparlng, cooklng and serving is done under the inspec tlon of commissary officers who are required to see that the food ls appe tizing and nourishing. The character ok the diet is changed with tbe sea sons of the year and the climatlc con dltions of the locality in which the shlp cruises; but, wheneVer posslble, the sailors are supplied with fresh provisions. It is believed that the United States navy ratlon ls better than that of any other military Serv ice in the world. This subsistence is furnlshed to enlisted men free. They have no board bill to pay when on duty. When a man enllsts he is furnlshed by the government with transporta tion to the training Station or to the recelvlng ship to which he Is as signed; and if there Is a night rlde he is glven a berth in the sleeper, or a stateroom If sent by steamer. While on the way meals are furnlshed by the government as are car fare, transfers across the city, etc. When a man is discharged at tbe expiratlon of his enlistment he is furnlshed with a "travel allowance," at 4 cents a mile, instead of transportation, from the place of dlscharge (in the United States) to tbe place of enlistment within the United States. If be ls dis charged before his enlistment explres, by reason of physical disabllity, he ls furnlshed transportation and subsist ence to his home. Every recruit is provided free with an outfit of uniform clothing, beddlng and other necessarles, amounting to $60. This outfit includes, among other things, woolen blankets. Jack-knife, handkerchiefs, tootu brushes. hair brushes, scrub brushes, shoe polish, mattress and mattress covers, necker chief, high, and Iow shoes, spool of cotton, silk and linen thread; all arti des of uniform for summer and Win ter, lncluding overcout, sweater, gloves, bathing trunks and gymnasium shoes. All this out.it of clothing is not issued at once, but oniy so much of it ls furnlshed the recruit as the season requlres; for instance, if he enllsts In mldsummer he will be i-s sued white uniform and one set' ol "blues," but no övercoat or sweater. If he enters the service In mldwlnter the summer welght of underwear and white clothes will remain to his credlt, to be drawn when needed. The outfit is complete in all respects and is am ple for the needs of the recruit durlng his first year of service; and If he is reasonably careful of his clothes many of the articles need not be re placed for three or four years. Making Yeomen and Muaioian. All olerioal work in th navy is done by yeomen. They keep the books, type letters and, in fact, do the same service as that performed by an otflee force on land. Yeomen are instructed ln shorthand, typewriting, bookkeep ing and the official forms used in tbe navy. A muslclans' school is being conducted at the Great Lakea .train ing school, under the instruction and leadership of Lieut. John Philip Sousa of- the United States naval reserve force. ' BRITISH WARM IIP TO AMERICAN BLUEJACKETS Navy Men Aahore at Base Enjoy Club Privileg When Not Straf ing the Fritze. Of all the American armed forcea who have gone abroad, none have re ceived a more coidial welcome from the people of England than the blue jackets. Their soclety Is at a pre mlum in the has towns. There ls something about these sine, sun tanned, manly, agile young scrappers that appeals to tbe British publie. Indeed, the navy men are about the most Jovial lot one oould expect to find. They have their own clubhouses, with baths, gymnasiums, reading rooms, pool tabies and eozy corners, and they. are always glad to See visl tors. Afloat or ashore, Ilse has a zlp and a zest to it that the quiet ruouot ony of trench warfare does not glve to their less fortunate compatrlota now training in France. On one day they are out In their boats, sweeping the sea for perl scopes, picklng up crews of ships that have been torpedoed and generally making Ilse as unbappy for the Fritzes as they can. The next they are lolllng about their clubrooms with tbe ease and carefreeness of a lot of young mll lionaires. The rlvalry between the crews of the various vessels ls like that of Col lege boys at home durlng the football season. It ls all a big game to them, with the crews of rival ships as their competitors. Their morale ls splendid and they are perhaps enjoylng the happlest and Jolliest life that actual warfare makes posslble. GOOD F000 AND PLENTY OF IT FORU. S. NAVYMEN Each Ship Carries Am ple Larder and Speclally Tralned Cooka Prepare Meals. American bluejackets are probably the best-fed seamen in the world. The list of Stores for their mess includes bread, salt, smoked meats, canned peas, beans and rice, canned, drled and preserved frults, tea, coffee and cocoa, Condensed and evaporated milk, butter, salt, sugar, pepper, mustard. macaronl, cheese, catsup, Freuen dresslngs, vlnegar. Sauerkraut, pickles, molasses, spices, etc. For Sunday meals tbe Jackle may reeeive roast beef, bread, squasb, cof fee, with sugar and Condensed milk, butter, tomato catsup, cheese and fruit. On Monday he may reeeive a ratlon made up of sugar-cured ham, bolled rice, cocoa with sugar and Con densed milk, bread, butter, milk and i drled fruit. I To be a cook in the navy, one must be a master of his profession. He not oniy must be able to cook well, but he must have a scientiflc knowledge of food values so as to be able to pro duce both a balanced and a varled ra tlon. He must be continually devising new dlshes or new ways to serve old ones. Military experts have long. known that, all other things being eqüal, a well-fed fighting man is a good fighting man, and the navy has ! especlal advantages over other branches of war service in providing ! wholesome and tempting food. theT NAVY WANTS YOü7 Before Dec. 15 Missouri must furnish 1,200 additional men for the Navy. If you are between the tges of 18 and 35 and in good physi- cal condition YOU are w ant ed. If there is no naval recruiting Station in your town, go to your postmaster and teil him you wish to enlist. If your local doctor passes you as to physi- cal fitness, the postmaster will furnish you with transportation to St. Louis where you will re- port to the Navy Recruiting Station, corner Seventh and Cnestnut streets. The recruit- 4 ing officer will do the ret. If for any reason you should 4 be rejected your railroad fare 4 4 back home will be paid. For Apprentice Seamen the -4 first pay is $32.60 a month, in 4 addition to board, lodging and clothing. Promotion is rapid and the pay increases with every tp. w- Don't delay. See your post- master TODAY. THE NAVY WANTS YOU.