Sterling Daily Gazette from Sterling, Illinois on October 30, 1941 · Page 5
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STERLING DAILY GAZETTE, STERLING, ILLINOIS Red Cross Solves Many Problems for Soldiers in Camps Ploys Enlarged Role As Worry-Buster for Youths in Service Th' 1 American Red Cuvs buster for the .•-olcr.er and sailor is turning into the na'.:or,5 basest collector of msomr.:* ::r:ii.'. armament proersm ;"ne Red CrosA Is finrlinc Hself ;o-.e-',ori-.. adviser, a missinn persons b'.i:eaii A possible source (or a >sn iintil pav- day. a provider <">; footballs and motion picture sho*s as well a* knitted socks for Ur.--> Sam's tais and douRhboy.v It Is the only organization permitted by mllitarv and naval ree- illations to have its own headquarters buildings within the camps and naval bases. The canteens and service dubs, operated by the United Services Organization in which the Salvation Army, the Y. M. C. A. and other organisations have banded, are located outside the military and naval boundaries. How to keep the soldier and sailor happy, contented and worry-free while on the reservation is one of the Red Cross' Jobs. And it is keeping the Red Cross busy. goidlcr About to b« Father Here's a sample. A young soldier came up to the desk of his camp's worry-buster — one of more than 500 Red Cross official problem solvers on duty in army camps—and confided his wife was going to have R baby "and it's our first baby, too." But he was 1.000 miles away from her. He wasn't sure she was letting the medical care she needed. And who was going U> remember to let him know right away if the baby was a boy or a girl? » The fleld director promptly sent a wire to the Red Cross chapter in the town where the girl was living and asked that 'Its home service workers get in touch with her. 1 thelr's was the job of arranging for hospital care—and seeing that the new dad was notified. The morale of America's armed forces is by the act of congress in setting up the American Red Cross a front-line obligation of the organisation. Carrying out that obligation is complex. Loam for Senrte* Men It acts as a medium of communication between men in active service or in hospitals and their family back home. It makes loans I to service men to meet emergency obligations. .It helps to find employment for members of their families and for •en returning to civilian life. * It obtains reports on home conditions required by military authorities -in considering such questions M dependency discharge and tmtrBVKT furloughs. It looks after the comfort and entertainment 1 • af men in military hospitals and helps to provide recreational pro- trams for camps. "A soldier's troubles present plen ty of variety. There was the Isd who got ftirtough from Fort Meade i Maryland to go home to Philadel phia for his parents' golden wed ,tfiM~ anniversary, but he hac 1 bocked his civilian clothes and lost the pawn tickets. And he couldn remember the name or address of the pawn shop. AjM. director was that it was •hop "somewhere or other ove gtftr the docks" in Baltimore. Th TOd director asked the Baltimore Chapter of the Red Cross to d •One scouting. The clothes wer "located, the Red Cross loaned th •oldier the value of the pawn ticket—and he headed for home. Letter for Sweetheart Sometime* sturdy fleld directors find themselves in the role of cu pid. On* soldier boy. who jus eouldnt' keep his mind on dri! confided to the fleld director in his he_had had an argu- i SPECIAL ILB SlfTN LOTION •t HALF PUCE M.UI U% FEDERAL TAX BEGULAB ft BOTTLE hands and face -those elbows and chapped weather punished the luxury. Cotton >ra Lotion. 50c for regular $1.00 hob-nail }lica bottle. Daintily lied — creamy and ex- softening. Grand for or bridge prizes. tester's merit with hi* ben jrirl. Re wanted tx? writ* h*r and «*y he wan sorry, hut he didn't krso* Just how. The field dirrrt/rr reported that he ; knrw just what to say — srr! all I wa* well. A Held director at erne camp reported a strange coincidence recently. A soldier came to him a.Oc- ir.s aid in locating his mother with •^ horn h* had !o*t .contact, five >ear.< a?o "I h»d a bust-tip rsnth thf family and lit out." he said. It developed that the w<mr dav a man appeared at the R/>d Crnss chapter m a far-off city and asked the horn* service workers to help him (rare his brother who was !•:.'! the a^e to be in the army. I Their mother was ill and asking ; fr>r him "He and I had a flttht five year*, ajjo He left and afterward the family moved," the man i explained I It was the same family. The Red ] Cross arranged with the military authorities lor the boy to go home I to the first family reunion he had known in five years. These field directors are paid I Rrd Cross staff men attached to it'ne army and navy headquarters. One prime qualification is that they be men to whom men will talk. Last year there were 75 field director*. Now there are 228 directors and assistants on duty with the active forces. £8 Hospital Field Director* In addition to the fleld directors on duty with the able bodied personnel there are field directors and assistants attached to hospital staffs. Women are eligible for these jobs. At present there are 28 fleld directors and 63 assistants. The fleM directors and the hom« service workers, the latter a volunteer corps of the various Red Cross chapters, are sometimes called upon to do some detective work. For instance, there's the case of the soldier who asked for extended furlough "because grandma suddenly took sick." Uncle Sum depends upon the Red Cross workers to Investigate and see If that is so. If it Is, and the Red Cross recommends the extended leave, the youth will likely get it. But If grandma is .found in good health, the lad will likely learn that the generals and 'colonels consider soldiering serious business. The Red Cross checks up on requests for release from the service because the soldier is needed at home. The expected release of 1W.OOO soldiers from service before Christmas, has resulted in a 25 per cent increase in the number of dependency discharge investigations. The American Red Cross is now starting a 11,250.000 construction program to build headquarters buildings in 63 camps and posts of the army. The buildings will be one story and will conform to the architectural plan of the Individual camp. Staff Hoopital EeereaUoo Halls In addition, the Red Cross is working on plans to furnish, staff and operate hospital recreation buildings now under construction by the war department atjIS army stations and general hospitals. These recreation buildings will contain a theater, lounge, bookroom, office space and living quarters for the Red Cross staff and from four to 12 guest rooms for relatives and friends of military patients. It already has furnished more than 400.000 items of athletic equipment—including MJM baseballs and 13,740 pairs of boxing gloves—for use at army and navy posts. This is part of a one million dollar' athletic program. Seek Three Deserters Highway police of this district have been asked to be on the lookout for three deserters from Scott Field, Belleville:—The names of the men: sought are given as Harold L. Morgan, Belleville, Ulysses Keener, Middle Grove, 111., and John J: Thomas, Cincinnati. O. ~ New Concrete Sidewolk A new concrete sidewalk has just been laid in front of the McCormick buildings at 15 West Fourth street. The old walk had deteriorated and was torn out. Launch Job Drive For Men Released From Army Service Loco! Employment Agencies Plan fo Coordinate Work /»t the request of Governor Ore«-n the Illinois state, employment ,<er- j vice has set up machinery for r«-- i turning selectee* released from ar- I my service to jobs in civilian !if p A 1 meeting will be called in the verv . near future between Supervisor John F. Phelp>. unemplmment eom- mitteemnn for the Sterling se:ecti\e j service lx>ard. A. F. Hcindei. who j has been named veterans' represen- ' tative by Mnnaufr F. W. S<vithai<k ! of the local employment oflice. and j the members of the selective service board. At this meeting arranse- I mcntA will be marie to coordinate I the work of the two departments In ' order to put returned soldiers back to work with as little lost time as possible. Labor Director Francis Murphy states that all discharged selectees are requested by the povernor to register at once. The veterans' representative in each employment office will attempt to coordinate employment service activities with; not only the local selective service boards, but employers and public agencies. Since changed conditions have made it impossible to place all released draftees in their former Job. 1 ;. Governor Green has asked that full use of employment service facilities be made to obtain suitable civilian employment for these men. To Insure Immediate results, special files will be kept including n military and occupational history' of eacn man released, with detailed information en his training, experience and job qualifications. Many Eligible for BeneflU Many discharged selectors who are unahjc to find Immediate employment will be eligible to receive unemployment compensation benj- TTits amounting to $18 per week for ,30 weeks, or until they find Jobs. Through amendments to the Illinois unemployment compensation act. selectees will be eligible for benefits who have earned a total of 9235 in the calendar quarter in which they were called into service and the • four previous calendar quarters, in employment insured under the Illinois law. All claims for unemployment compensation benefits must be filed in person by the selectee at the local office of the Illinois state employment service which serves the neighborhood in which he lives. The governor has asked discharged selectees to do their part by registering at the state employment offices when they are discharged. The employment service will make every effort to help them find suitable employment. Start Building U. S. O. Recieaficnal Clubhouse of the Awny Comps ™ '"PP^SPH -SfsPp^j^lp'!^ ' «f , ~.r - , V • . - r > % - >y _ ^4pfff-?'- K- -*; j \ The foregoing Li R picture of one of more than 100 recreational clubhouses that are being erected at army camps by the army for its soldiers at various camps. They are to be operated by six agencies in the United Service Organization: National Catholic Community Service. Salvation Army. Young Men's Christian association. Jewish Welfare board au4-4he-National Traveler's Aid society The government is building and furnishing the club houses while the units of the U. S. O. will operate them. These club houses vary in size but in general are 89 by 140 feet. Each contains a main lounge, social hall with stage, shower and locker room, study and reading room, soda fountain and comfort facilities. The buildings are of wood on cement foundations and stand one ctory high with some wings and sections of two stories. Supervisor Given Of Fenfon Honored On 80th Birthday Supervisor S. C. Given of Fenton was honored Tuesday on his 80th birthday anniversary at a duck dinner given by his daughter, Mrs. John Dorathy, in her home south of Prophelstown. Mr. Given has six daughters and live were present to help him observe his anniversary. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Orlcy Keller of Lyndon, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Black and daughters, Janet and Phyllis, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Clark of Fenton. Claus Ottcns of Morrison. Mr. and Mrs. Arlyn Dorathy and Robert and Howard Dorathy. Mr. Given was born In West Virginia Oct. 28. 1861. and came west just after the Civil war. For a few years he made his home on a farm in Nebraska. For 60 years he has resided in Fenum township. Since jthe death of his wife in 1915. he I has made his home with his daugh- Jter. Mrs. Floyd Black. Mr. Given is enjoying very good health and oversees his two farms in Fenton township daily. He tai been a member of the board of supervisors for 30 years. Relatives Ask That Correction Be Made In Gazette Story Relatives of the late L. S Wall- ir.gford. builder of the first telephone system in Portland and Erie, request that corrections be made to statements which appeared in the article in Wednesday's Gazette. ! Mr, Wallumford sold his holdings in the telephone company to the Crescent Telephone company direct. i The exchange was then handled by i Kirk Thompson of Erie. who. with hlr. wife, still holds this trustworthy office. The previous story related that it was Keith Townsend who was manager. i Mr. Wallingford raked the Methodist church at Erie and received full pay for the labor and materials, asking nothing for himself because it was for a good cause. The. name of the daughter mentioned is Mrs. Myra Popklns, not >. Myra Tompkins. Complete Details for Boy Scout Dusk to Dusk ! Finance Drive Tuesday i Ronald E. Shmwger. general chairman of the Boy Scout drive, has .practically completed all arrang*- (mcnts for the campaign, which will [start next Tuesday morning and is expected to be completed by sundown of the same day. ! This will be the most Intensive drive ever put on in Sterling. Prac- lUcally all of the captains have re- i ported their teams completed. The workers, .captains, majors and com• mittee heads will meet at thr Elks' club Tuesday morning for breakfast and will start work immediately afterward. It is hoped to have so many men in the fleld that no one worker need see over two or three prospects. Moke Change in Closing And Operating Hours Changes are being made in closing and operating hours of several lines of business, effective Nov. 3. These include service garages, which will uniformly close at « p. m. except on Saturdays when they remain open toitil 9 p. m. Some dairies are giving notice of no more Sunday deliveries, patrons securing their milk supplies on Saturday. Board to Meet The Sterling selective, service jiiMt Uu& evening In its new quarters in the coliseum building for the first time. A large number of questionnaires are to be classified; ------------------------------ ~~ Exceed Speed Limit M. Boose of Moline and Emmett Gammon of this city were each fined |5 and costs by Justice H. J. Folkers. They were arrested on charges. CHESTER'S Funeral Services for G. Mathew Wednesday Funeral sen-ices for the late George Mathew were largely attended Wednesday afternoon. A prayer service for the (amily was held at the Trouth funeral home at J p. m. and funeral services at 3:30 from the Presbyterian church, Rev. Cheater M. Irwln officiating. He delivered a beautiful memorial address. The funeral mu- sie was plajed on the organ by L. L. Wlnn, organist of the church. Casket attendants were nephews of Mr. Mathew. They were Robert, Wallace, Herbert. Orvillr. Donald and David Mathew. Those in charge of the flowers were Mrs. W. A. Krohn, Mrs. Leslie Breitweiser. Mrs. F. M. auger. Mrs: lay Knox. Mrs. Raymond Snavely and Mrs. Howard Hicks. The committal was in Riverside cemetery. Fractures Hip I Mrs. Madue McBride of this city 1 is confined in the Mercy hospital at i Davenport, la., with a fracture of ! her right hip sustained in n fall at a friend's home Tuesday. She was visiting with her daughter, Mrs. E. F. Cummings of Davenport and the two had gone to a friend's home when the accident occurred. Mrs. McBride is in Room 227 at the hospital. She would be glad to hear from her friends. Pledged to Sorority Gertrude Fine was one of 54 Monmouth college freshman women pledged to sororities following a formal rush period of two weeks. Miss Fine pledged to Kappa Kappa Gamma, the Alpha chapter of which was founded at Monmouth in 1870. Stolen Wagon Found Max Mashman's wagon was stolen from his residence on Twelfth avenue Wednesday night Thursday morning It was found abandoned la the Uncotn school yard. Sterling Draft Board Is Almost 1QQ Pet. Perfect Only One Case Out Of 3,320 Reversed By Appeal Board of 3.320 men classified by the s selective service brwrd to date, only nine cases have brrn appealrd In only one of thev nin* 1 cases has the decision of the local bosrd been reversed, making the decisions of thr local hoard prarti- cally 100 per cent perfect. So for as known, not another board in the state of Illinois has such a perfect record for cla.vifytni; rpgistrsnt*. Thte is probably due to the fact that every case is judged solely on Its merit";, every pha*e of the law is brought to bear on the case and an effort. Is made to give both the man and the government a fair deal. That this is recognized by the registrants is evidenced by the fact that only nine out of 3.320 have protested against the rulings of the bonrd. And out of these nine, the appeal board has sustained all but one ruling, which shows that the law has been carried out to the letter. Gloria Concofelli Honored at Surprise Miss Gloria Concotelli was given a surprise party by her mother. Mrs. Peter Concotelli. Tuesday evening for her twentieth birthday. Bunco and dancing were the social features with first prizes in bunco go- Ing to Mary Ripley and Philip Detorrice and consolation prizes to Caroline Flosi and Oeno Poet. Refreshments were served by Mrs, Concotelli and the honore* was presented with many lovely gifts. Others present were Lucian and Harry Vittort* Enes and Ray Matera. Prank Amlcuccl. Mildred Maske, Tony and Maurice PocL Cora Gomez. Verna and Vemon Sippei, Helen Valentl, Nevada and Ada Nardini, Vtolet Parent!, Rusty and Delores Pro and Cecelia, Aleda and Frank Concotelli. "Reynard the fox" was a popular flcure in epic tales as far back as the 12th century. High School Disputa In Ustick Township Remains Status QMO A tneet'.ns W-RS held !n the nff!c» of H, M. Robertson, cmiiTity Fchool ri^nt. Thursday momine Fulton rommunity hich s^hoo! di r - trtrt Pomf time scr> the .«<-nont tni5t'-f>5 of !h*~ district, allowed n Petition which nskfrl that H part "f Ustick Jr.-n-ru'.hip be transferred to the York community high school district in Carroll countv. The decision or the tni/ters was sp- pralrd hv Carl Ptnmn. Prank A. Be!!. Thad W Jones. Tina Msrtin and 6 J Akker. At thr meetinc Thnrsdav l*w« rence Bnidi. Carroll county superintendent. and R. M. Robertson, t.hs Whitesidr mprrintrndertt. said that there was nothing that they oou!d do in the matter as the law had not been complied with when appeal was made. The law requires that lecal \oters or residents ap- (>eai before the bonrd erf trustees to make a protest before or while the action is being taken. Playground Equipment Damaged at School by Hallowe'en Pranksters Oeoree Pulford. rwtrcm o f the Science Ridge whool. reports that Hal- lowe'en pranksters caused considerable damage to the cchool's playground equipment and tore down the "no parking signs" which had been installed in front of the school. Mr. Pulford states that the seats were torn from the swings and thrown into the com field: that the miscreants tampered with tht» teeter totter, putting it out of balance, which might have caused seri- ious injury to some pupil if it had) not been discovered before the open* ing of school in the morning. mmipuis ^V ,. - , tti II i i • • 9 m i •• • ^^A At ta* tr«t riga ef the DtonM Q«fo- tufricU catching eolO—UMIF dkwta mmt taratu an rabtwtf with Mutmh—* pn4aet Mad* wpwMlIf to prwntly rcUcr* dbtncs ml coUm and familiar bnackial am! ertwpr CMfJM. Th* Qaiat* ha** always awl •xyert can, M •Mtkcr—fc« awarad of mine jasi abort tiw BEST •radvct mda wfcm jroa BM MintoroM. 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