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About The North Platte semi-weekly tribune. (North Platte, Neb.) 1895-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 3, 1918)
THE SEMLWEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
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MASS SINGING AT NORFOLK NAVY YARb
l - View In the Utile French vlllnftt f ScmiIIs. where the envoys of (iormnny signed the armistice. 2 Converted
yncht .Scorpion, Interned at Constantinople nt t ho beginning of the war, which represented America when the nllled
fleet pawed through I he Dardnnelles. 8 Philip Schledcmnnti, who Is minister of Hmince nnd colonies In the Ger
man cabinet net tip hy the Socialists.
FROM EAST AND WEST AND NORTH AND SOUTH
Our government was the first In tho world to make preparations for military morale. Mass singing Is n part
of tile spiritual equipment, nnd It has splendid results. Song leaders were placed In every Important nrmy nnd navy
training center In this country. Photograph shows mass singing at the Norfolk nnvy yard.
WHERE THE NAVY DEPARTMENT IS HOUSED NOW
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During an entertainment at the Y. M. C. A. F.ngle hut In London recently a blackboard was erected anil each
Boldler and sailor present was requested to mark down th e namo of his homo state. Within 15 minutes every state
In tho Union wns represented.
YOUNG AMERICANS GOING TO SEA
'WHEN THE BOYS COME HOME'
The navy department hiis almost completely abandoned tin old state, war and navy building on Pennsylvania
avenue nnd has moved into the big, bnrnllke structure In Potomac park. This building, and Its companion building
for tho army, seen In the distance, constitute one of the largest olllce buildings In tho world. Each of them will
aceomtnodate 0,000 people.
IN CAPITAL OF CZECHS
SHE'S A WORKER FOR FRENCH WOUNDED
Husky young Americans from the factories and farms of the West are
Juno fchowii leaving u training ship of the United States shipping hoard to
liegln their careers as mariners In the merchant marine.
DECORATED IN HONOR OF WAR'S ENDING
This Is the kind of scene that wl
be familiar when our boys In khaki
and blue, who have been overseas
showing a mad emperor that no man
can conquer tho world at large, coino
homo to their mothers, sisters and
Artificial Arm a Wonder.
A wonderful now artificial arm which
enables it man to dig, uso a sledge
hammer and lift weights as heavy as
ho could with his sound arm Is being
supplied to maimed soldiers at Hoe
hampton (Eng.) hospital.
Made of aluminum and steel, it
weighs only two pounds three ounces,
and Is the Invention of A. 0. Adams,
artificial limb expert, who Is minus an
The forearm ean be attached or de
tached and tuty tool or implement cau
be tlxed to tho wrist In an Instant Im
pressing a spring. Tho hand supplied
win be turned to one side or the other.
Demonstrations were given in which
men wero seen digging, using a plane,
'iiumner and other tools, chopping wood
ith nn ax, playing billiards, golf,
rlcket and steering a bicycle with tho
utlllclul arm alone, and all done with
Win i. tin ni'WH of the Mutilng f the armistice reached the ships In tho
Hiirrouudlng waters of New York the crews immediately dressed the ships In
T.trh i colored hunting and Hags of the allies for tho first time since tho com
ii, i ; m-ni of the wur. The photograph shows a Hrltlsh ship decorated In
i; " 'i.ini -Kit.
Traffic In Chinese Canals.
The craft utilized on the canal In
Planning, China, for transportation
re of 15 varieties. For Instance, a
'mat that loads tlsh carries nothlmr
Wo; similarly with coal, etc. There,
re at present 8,1)30 bouts, with a ton-i
ago of 00,000. plying on the canal.
The boats have either Kails or are
Iragged along not by luiikw. hut i,v
tour, llvo or six native coolies, and!
tho loads aro enormous. When the
.canal is Improved, tho Chinese u-m
undoubtedly take to motor boats for
towing their native "Junks" uai for
llcnuiltul bridge uor the M ildm.
river at Prague, which has been made
tho capital of the new Czecho-Slovnk
One of tho weaver birds of India,
tho baya, has a very peculiar method
of protecting Its nest. Because of tho
shape of the nest, this bird Is also
known as tho bottle bird and tho en
trance is where the neck of the bot
tle starts. With wonderful Ingenuity
and art the baya places about the en
trance a number of small clay balls.
Wo might call these birds' candlesticks,
for In each hall he fastens securely n
glow or lire beetle which sends forth
sparks of Illumination at very frequent
Intervals. The clay Is sticky and tho
beetles cannot escape, so when night
falls tho Illumination given hy these
beetles is sufficient to scare away
snakes nnd other enemies that might
prey upon tho bird or Its eggs. This
Is one of the moat peculiar forms of
nest protection over discovered by
Kll.alxtb Anus daughter 1,1 (initios Wilberforco Ames, director of tho
St. Paul library and member of the executive hoard of the American federa
tion of Art, Washington. D. C. She Is working In tho Information burenu of
thte American Kund for French Wounded In France.
DISCOVERED A PNEUMONIA VACCINE
Pretty but Not Practical.
Spoons and forks have certainly un
dergone n great change for the better
Mneo tho fifteenth century, so far us
convenience Is concerned. Tho earlier t
forks were tvo-pronged nffalrs, while
the spoons of the fifteenth century,
though qimttit and pleasing In their
appearance, must have presented a
good nitiny practical difficulties with
their uncompromisingly straight han
dles and almost round howls. The
shape changed greatly about the mid
dle of the seventeenth century, and
the solid handles of earlier times were
flattened out, whllo by tho early part
ot tho eighteenth century spoons had
almost attained their present form.
Four army ollleers, detailed by Secretary linker. dlscocreM and perfected
u pneumonia vaccine which has been very successfully used In army camps
during the present epidemic. It Is a preventive, not u cure. In the picture
from left to light, are: Cols. Dean 0. Howard, F. F. Hussell anil c Vnughn'
Col. W, II Welrh was tho fourth member of the hoard. )
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