Dorothy Parsons?

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Dorothy Parsons? - ELYRIA WOMEN 5 BECOME SISTERS Was by BONDS!, ....
ELYRIA WOMEN 5 BECOME SISTERS Was by BONDS!, . 1 br ^ ss band, Dorothy Parsons had been regarded as queer. In'other Buy Fifty Dollar Liberty Bond and You Will Be Enrolled PATRIOTIC~SOCIETY IF YOU ADMIRE THE VALOR OLD BARBARA FRITSCHIE, ·101X THE ORGANIZATION NA.MEO IX HER HONOR, B* DOROTHY PARSONS ^^ \ i Those who attended the Parent- Teachers' meeting at the High school last night, were very enthusiastic enthusiastic dver the story of Dorothy Parsons and how she launched the Sisters of/Barbara society. Since the day when, at the age of seven,- she had burst into assionate sobbing at the music of th job of a mos sur play Mi«f Clerk an but a 25 nation They fol- or two bleachers. 1886. witli. j public musical by a for on respects, seemingly she was a normal normal child. She was unusually bright in fact, mastered her studies readily, more often than otherwise stood at the head of her class, and was a born leader. And peculiarly firm. They will tell you many amusing stories of her youth in Chester. She was as full of surprises, of new and novel ideas and daring escapades as a turtle is of meat. No one seriously of any prank that Dorothy Parsons engineered, and they were legion. If it was Dorothy Parsons it was sufficient. Dorothy was about the first person in Chester to appreciate the possibilities of the European war. When she asked Parson Nourse he would do when war came to America he was horrified. "But it sn't coming to America," the started started dominie answered. "It isn't our quarrel." "But it will be; just wait," she isted confidently. And when the President finally declared for war she was the first uggest a Red Cross unit. And when this was under way she de- erted it to go into Draining for urse work. And she persuaded hose of us who could afford it to oot the bill for her training course '1 of us were proud .of her. Just before she .sailed for 'France she attended one of the Red Cross »u generous to who work sessions. ,,,_yKnen... the day's task had ended she mounted a chair "There's one thing I want to saj to you women," she explained. "I'm leaving for over there in a couple days. Maybe I'll come, back; maybe I'll not. That doesn't particularly matter. But what about you folks? Are you going to be satisfied with knitting a few sweaters and mufflers and helmets? And rolling a few at bandages? Remember Barbara Fr^tschie? How she was willing to give her life if her country's flag might be spared? spared? What sacrifices are you really a the both making to save that flag? What are ·you giving? ISimply knitting isn't enough for us women. Let's become sisters of Barbara: Let's make th« initiation fee one Liberty Bond! That's how the Sisters of Barbara originated in Chester. Monday ment :he kibosh

Clipped from The Chronicle-Telegram04 Apr 1918, ThuPage 1

The Chronicle-Telegram (Elyria, Ohio)04 Apr 1918, ThuPage 1
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