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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 9

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Saturday, September 14, 1918
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\ PAGE OTKE. Hatf Hourb With the Wounded By Mmgatel Waltet, (Correspondence- London, AuguBt 13.—In making out reports for the boys 1 visit In hospital it often happens that I loam their birthdays. And so I've started « birthday book and yesterday I sent off my first batch of presents. I Usually Include, a bunch of hlstorlo monument postcards with some fancy colored ones beoatiso thoy tell mo that nothing takes with soldiers like postcards with colored roses and pretty girls' faces. Another thing tho boys appreciate is a khaki writing pad fitted up with letter paper and stamps and a pencil. Any body who really wants to sent a'troasuro to a friend in hospital will choose a first class fountain pen. But tor goodness sake get a good one tor It's easy to Imagine results If a leaky, messy pen gets mixed up with sheots and blankots. There Is a ward 1 know whoro so many accidents have occurred that the .ward sister has for- hidden pons and Jnk and quite rightly, for blankets are too valuable to be stained up with Ink. The next host tiling for a boy In bed Is a sat of nice pencils with an eniBer and a little pen kniro ftp that ho can do all his llttlo jobs himself. Of courso an Indelible pencil is good, hut they are not always allowed because sonic boys will put them In their mouths. At tho front they are prelly generally used. About Shoes. Slippers are another present 1 have nn my list. When a boy begins to loddlo ho simply loves a pair of nice fresh slippers to celobrato In and It he wants to leavo them when he goes away they always come In hnjidy. Handkrchiefs are always acceptable, for tile boys get very tired of the squares or "muslin which are substituted for handkerchiefs In most hospitals to save washing. And for a boy who has been In the service n "long tltno an entirely new comfort bag is much appreciated. Wo are now fitting these with cards of buttons of (wo sizes because the great bulk f lispltal pajamas are nw wlthut bnttns and the women who used to spend so many hours each wee kin tho linen rootn-j of hospitals have now gone Into all time work. l .otH of our boys who are not seriously 111 are glad enough to saw on buttons an drepalr their av n clothes if only provided with the materials. Home Town Paper. When I did my . rounds today 1 found several of the boys in such high spirits that 1 wanted to know what, hiui happened. A big consignment of papers had just arrived Trom the Red Cross library. You might think that u little local daily paper weeks old would not have very great value, but when a boy lying in n hospital In a strange, far -off land is suddenly handed a paper from his own town ho feels that the world has auddenly shrunk hack to a decent little size, after all;, stale as It may mo, there is always something"In that paper like nothing else In all the printed pages in the world. One boy was absorbed in reading tho ads when I camp up to his bed'and when he had finished he looked up at me smiling and said with a flush of prldo, "I didn 't have any idea my towii was Bticti a flno Utile place. JUst look at that bunch of ads, now; don 't thoy stock up with any? And as for Hows, why it's a live little town all right, and hero's tho proof." Ho showed mo a message scribbled (quite against postage regulations) onthe paper, and said: "Just hand mo a sheet of paper, sister, will you, and I'll write- right oft to this girl, ; bless her heart, Just to toll her that 1 appreciate her kind words," ThlB boy, llko many others, is convinced that soldiers' leltcrs, as in France, i do not have to bo stamped. They | tell us at headquarters that they do. I Hut tho girls who'havo to pay a llttlo ; Blamp due Will not/ mind perhaps. As a mailer of tact, everything was I in confUBion thlB first few weeks; It takes a little time to organize tho special services needed by wounded ! Americans in England. The most difficult thing Beeins to bo to get their pny forwarded from France. Trying to Help Along. Tho boys thomBelves are doing oil they can to help things along. There Is going to bo an international marriage In ono vrtird just as soon as a certain boy who came over a year or two before the others cau get fixed up lor the ovent. This boy.met a girl on his first mighty leave aud they deckled to got married and when llio war was over ho was going to take his llttlo bride back home. Then he returned to the front. Now he Is back again with both legs gone and hlB right hand. And th 0 llttlo girl Well, she Is a woman now, though lu years she's only 20 aud she comes to see her man every visiting day and tho nurse arranges llttlo tele-a-tetes for them. She says thoso twu together are the most beautiful picture she has ever seen. The nurse is responsible for moro than she knows, it happenB, by the grace of God, that she is ono of the real people. It 's remarkable how many real people happen to bo ward sisters. From the first she has called this led her Yankee Doodle. She stood by him through all tho first days of agony, and now It Is sho who helps and encourages him in learning to do things with his left hand. "You have no Idea how clever my Yankee Hoodie is. He can do more wltluhis left hand than most people can do with both theirs. -Whenever I have a spare minute 1 go nnd help him with his latest stunt. It's making me left handed, too." A Sore Spot. And then overy once In a while you run across a boy who seems just naturally mean, lie won't even nod to you as you go past, tie doesn't want anything, doesn 't caro to read or chat or smoke, he will just manage to grumble out some complaint about tho food or his pay or things in general. Such a man is a sore spot wherever he happens to bo. Tho men who are In cots near him get shy and- restrained and finally they ask; to ho transferred, so gradually bo is left alone. la my hospital there Is that sort of a boy and I'm trying to study out a way of getting friendly tvith him. He Is not Beriously wouiided and wilt be I back in the service in a few weeks, I but unless he gets his ideas cleaned up a bit he will be aB much a drag at the front as he ) B in hospital, I should think. There he lies near Iho door with empty cotB on each sldb of-him, except when there is a new convoy In and all tho other cols are filled. He could easily bo up and about, but ho refuses to move, and the ward sister says that Iho doctor will have to send two orderlies to take him out of bed. He tats every: thing he Is given greedily and puis In moro complaints than any other patient In the ward. Winn the nurse told me this she added; "It's the strangest thing. lie Is absolutely unlike any other of your boys. He Is the flrBt American who has not been nice to us and who is not jolly and helpful In every way." -Not a bad report that for 700 boys. PERMITS IN IRELAND. Gaelic Sunday was Organized In Defiance of Police. Dublin.—The Irish government has now corrected the error made by some of its subordinates which had resulted In (he slopping by force or many Tool ball games, dances nnd concerts. The proclamation prohibits public meetings, processions, nnd assemblies without a penult. The pormlt 1 B given as a matter of course except where disturbance, sedition, or pro- German propaganda Is feared. There was a universal refusal to apply for permits at nil, iMnny policemen Ihroughout tho country misconstrued the proclamation and applied Us prohibitions Indiscriminately, suppressing assemblies for games and amusements which could not have been within tho contemplation of the government. As a protest a "Gaelic Sunday" was organized, and It was decided to carry on the games In pretty nearly every parish in Ireland In defiance of the police. The government had, however, In the meantime, defined more accurately for the 'police the real intentions of the proclamation, and the demonstrators were accordingly allowed to hold their games •everywhere without any Interference. As often happens In Ireland what threatened to be a day of general conflict turned out to be quite peaceful. . An attempt was made on a small scale in Dublin to get up a Casement Flag Day on tho anniversary of his execution, but it was stopped by the police, Cotton Industry This Year. Manchester, England, August—He- lnarkoiblo profits have bcenifiado In the 1-ancashlre cotton Industry since the beginning of the year, despite the shortage of raw material from tho United States, and the compulsory stoppage of machinery. Fifteen spinning concerns publish accounts whose total profits for tho half year ending June 31st, amount to *G!)5,125 against $209,790 in the six months ending December, 1917. As a result of the good trade reports, share prices have steadily advanced and the capital appreciation since the beginning of tho year for tho fifteen companies is over twenty percent At Our Booth Display and demonstration of the most complete line of Electrical Household Appliances. You can see in actual operation Electric Ranges Electric Washers Electric M anglers Electric Cleaners Electric Sewing Machines And many other appliances for tho Home Don't Fail to See These Labor Saving Devices United Water, Gas and Electric Co. \nmrn SCANTV mm 1 bT "ILUfiAL TRADING" If They Did Not Do This Starvation Would Confront the Larger German Cities. New York.—Starvation would bo the portion probably of the larger German cities did they not Increase their scanty stores through "Illegal trading," Deputy Von Hersberg-Lottum said in a food debale In tho Prussian lower house, according to the Berlin Tagehlatt. "The larger cities of Germany are obtaining one-quarter of their necessary stock of foodstuffs through illegal trading—without that they would starve," the deputy asserted. "The Increasing severity of penalties heighten the risk of Indulging in secret trading and raises prices," he continued. "There arc now 100,000 peraons employed by the war food administration and that under the circumstances we deliver 30 eggs per year per person Is really no heroic deed." Other speakers told of pitiable conditions In Austria-Hungary. Count Stolberg said: "I have seen In Austria that the rich man has everything, the poor man nothing. It Is a pity to see how the poor people there aro suffering from hunger. In comparison to conditions there things In our country are much better." "In Budapest in rich Hungary, the poor wait in line all night, for the .'10- gram fat ration, and then they don't receive It, Major Koch of C'assel, said. The Illegal or secret trading referred lo probably means that the German cities violate the law which fixes a maximum price for food nnd prohibits consumers from paying more than that price. German officials have attempted to stop such violations by some cilics. AGED CARDINAL IS DANGEROUSLY ILL) Cardinal Farley. Cardinal Farley of New York, agod Catholic leader, is reported as seriously 111. He Is 77, but has been active up to the la-st few weeks. Cardinal Fnrloy has constantly urged those of his religion to he patriotic aud do thoir part In the world war. Q> Q> <e> * <S> * * $> 3> "S> • •$> i> <$> <S> <S> SYLVIA HIGH SCHOOL. <S> «• «• *S> •$> <$> <$> * <?- <•> * <5> •$> <•> <•> <>> 4> -i> The Sylvia schools opened Monday with a full enrollment. In tho ilurul High school there are 19 freshmen, 14 sophomores, U juniors and IS seniors, making a total of 00. The enrollment In the grades is 139. Sixty now adjustable seats and desks were recently placed in the assembly room, and one. recitation room Is filled with new chairs. The laboratory apparatus for physics is on bund and the nineteen mem-burs of the physics class are eager lo use it. The faculty of the high school consists of Miss Olive Hray, principal, Miss Alice Jacobs and Miss Sebina Leighly. The grade teachers are Mrs. O. V. Norwood, principal, Misses Nell Coleman. Mario Jackson, Marion Niedlandei- and Mrs. Nita Corlcy. Thirty students are enrolled in Sophomore and Senior French classes. Miss Niedlauder, the primary teacher, also teaches music in tho grades. Mrs. O. F. Norwood, formerly Miss Golden ujiu.ilh, Is acting as principal of the grade.- during llobt. K. Hue's temporary reMgnation. Being unable to secure help lor farm work, Mr. Lee considered that wheat sowing came before school teuehlug.und is working on the farm. Miss lluih l'ew and brother I-oren, are new members of tho senior and junior clauses. They attended l'lev- na H. S. last year. The Sylvia Rural H. S. hoard members are (I. II. Yust, president, J. it Shuff, treasurer, ami' T. D. Marshall clerk. HAVE CELEBRATION. For Anniversary of the Opening of the Cherokee Strip. Enid, Oltla., Sept. 14.—Preparations were completed tonight for the celebration Monday of the anniversary of the opening of the' Cherokee Strip. Some years ago, as many as half a dozen'elites in the "Strjp" held such celebrations, but this year there will be only the celebration at Knld. Plans for tho day include a program In charge of tho Old Settlers' {Association, and ait Industrial and historical parade. Horace (j. Mc- Kecver is to make tho principal address In behalf of the Old Settlers, and Col. John C. Moore will also speak. The Old Settlors' program, We Extend Visitors to the State Fair A Most Cordial Invitation to Visit and Shop at The Curtis Store If you take all conditions into' consideration it will be a money saving visit. Merchandise of dependable quality is scarce, wholesale prices are high, and in many kinds of goods it is nearly impossible to obtain any but very small assortments. How well we have overcome these conditions is clearly shown in our present stocks. Foreseeing to a great extent the existing market conditions we have contracted for much of our stock far in advance, thereby saving the rise in wholesale prices that have since occurred. In Every Instance Our Prices Give You the Benefit of These Savings Our Ready-to-Wear and Millinery Sections are featuring the finest of fall fashions in Coats, Suits, Dresses, Skirts, Waists and Hats. The Dress Goods and Silk Department has many special things to show you. Shoes are here at popular prices; and the Underwear and hosiery stocks are well provided for to take care of your needs for fall and winter. You will find many money-saving opportunities to secure the things you need. And it is our earnest desire that you will pay us a call while you are a visitor to our city. —=THR CURTIS STORE CO. - BOAT RACING IS POPULAR SPORT IN THE U. S. NAVY Pelham Bay crew winning barge racu In recent regatta. Crews ot the Pelham Bay Naval Training Station proved their quality as oarsmen by winning |two races and taking second in an- lother at the New York Athletic Club's naval regatta, held on tho Hudson river. The evonf in which the Pelham bluejackets showed the way were the one mila six oared whalo boat raco aud tea two mile Urn oared cutter eontest. lu bach competition the Westchester sailors won in a way that conclusively dcratuutrattid Uialr »u- pariurity, which Is to bo held In the tabernacle, is to bo in charge Of Judge M. C. O arbor. Tho JCnld Chamber of Commerce is en operating with the Old Settlers in arranging the day's events, The bus. lwes men's committee consists of Krauk Wllkinn, It. A. Kent and Val Johnson. Ono of the Purpoaes, Mexico City.—Improvement of the extent and cordiality of trade relations botween Mexico and tho United States is one purpose of the Federa­ tion of Mexican Chamber of Com [merce in inviting representatives ot i leading American trade organization;! ! lo attend the commercial convention ; tit be he-Id here September 11, liu-ita- j tiotia have been sent, to lb': Ameri- jcan Manufacturers' Kxport Association of New York, tho St. Louis Chamber of Commerce, tho Chamber uf Commerce of the United Suites of America, and A. II. Buetio, representative at Iho 8t. Louis Kxport Association, who attended the flrBt national congress held In Mexico City, August, 11117, Delegate*) from the United '/State* will be of the Aiiu-r.cau • Chamber of Comm. ice of Mexiej City, More Men Unemployed. Dublin.---Tin- number uf uuemiduy- ed in this city during the winter mouths has IIK reaped during the period of the war. according to a report of the National Relief r'und. Iiiblettd ot aiut-lloraling seasonal labor con- diilons In urban districts the war has accentuated them, the report says. In rural districts thero in virtual!} uc unemployment.

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