The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, December 01, 1921, Image 3
RED CLOUS, NEBRASKA, CHIEF V Che. (Copy for This Depart mTH Supplied bf th American Legion Newa Hcrlc.) SERVED IN WORLD WAR AT 70 Lieutenant Colonel Wood Began Fighting for His Country at Ago of Fifteen. One of the must remarkable war records ever brought to light Is that of Lieut. Col. M u r s h a 1 1 W. Wood, U. H. A. (retired) of Holsc, Idaho, who begun lighting for his country In the Civil war at the age of tlf teen years nud, after surviving campaigns In the Indian and Span lsh - A in e r I can wars, entered the World wnr when seventy years old, serving nearly three years. Today, although seventy-live years old, Colonel Wood is Inspector genernl of the Grand Army of the Republic, and is chaplain of the John Itegan post of the American Legion, 15ol.se, Idaho, which he organized and served is Its first commander. Colonel Wood was born June 4, 18-10. Fifteen years later he was bearing a musket In the Civil wnr. Ha waa twice wounded during this serv ice. Later, he served In tho Indian wnra as senior medical otllcer In two txpedltions against the Cheyenne and Sioux. In the Spanish-American wnr he was chief surgeon of the First di vision of tho Fifth army corps from Its organization until Its abadonment after the Santiago campaign. In the World war Colonel Wood was on active duty from June 23, 1010, un til February 28, 1010. Ho was under fire In all except the World wnr and received three medals for distin guished service. PLAN FOR CANADIAN LEGION War Organizations Approve Proposi tion to Amalgamate All Veterans Similar to American Body. The amalgamation of all war vet erans of Canada Into a Canadian Legion to be founded on principles similar to those of the American Legion bus been approved by olllclnls of the various war organizations. More thnn 10,000 lenders In the vet erans' associations have pledged their support of the merger. It has been shown thnt ono organi zation can operate more effectively and nt less expense than a half a dozen organizations with a common Interest nnd purpose. The merger will make possible a closer co-operation between the veterans nnd the Canadian government, which has al ready spent 81,000,000 In the estab lishment of returned soldiers on laud. A recent report shows thnt 27,000 Individual ex-service men have been benefited by the laws, the objects of which were soldier re-establishment and the development of the agricul tural resources of the dominion. Un der the law, any ex-scrvlce man eligi ble from a military standpoint, having seen service overseas, mny apply for loans up to the mnxlmum of ?7,.r00 for the following purposes: For the purchase of land, $4,1300; for stock and equipment, $2,000; for permanent Improvements, $1,000. If on incum bered land, the ex-soldier is entitled to loans amounting to $15,000; If on free lund, to loans amounting to $:i,000. In the case of purchased laud the settler must pay 10 per cent of the cost price of tho laud as a guarantee of good faith. DEFENDS THE DISABLED MEN rvicuicui uuccior ucencs aiaicmcnu ; Regarding "Fakers," and "Com pensation Chasers." In nn appeal for the proper care of disabled veterans of tho World war, Dr. Thomas W. Salmon, medical director of tho National Commit tee for Mental Hygiene, t nk e s occasion to decry tho statements re larding "fukors," "goldb r I c k e r s" and "compensa tion chasers." "Let us not be misled by this loose talk nbout fakers," says Doctor Salmon, who Is a member of the Amerlcnn Legion IIospl tallzatlon committee. "Of course there are such men among thoso who upply for relief. Hut you will find them everywhere; In business, In colleges, In politics and even In tho churches." Doctor Salmon, In his plea for com plete nnd clllclent car of tho disabled men, answers tho nssertlon that there nro 0,000 empty beds In tho govern ment hospitals. Ho explains that beds alone cannot cure tho disabled and besides, he snys, most of the 0,000 empty beds uro needed to constitute tho reservo that every hospital with la active service needs. LEGION AND THE UNEMPLOYED Organization Discourages Parades and Stunts to Attract Attention to the Jobless Men. In assuming responsibility for the enre of Jobless ex-service men throughout the country the American Legion, through its na tional unemploy- (i ni W!al n'cni comumuc, &J Wmm has sent out the following mes sages : "To the Public Hire the sol dier. He may have been rest less at one time. i 1 VtW u,lt lie I" steady A- Jmn now. "To Municipal ities Start now j) u b 1 1 c works which you may have nhinnod to lut ofT until next spring." "To the Soldier Don't flout around --tie yourself down to n community nd stick to your Job when you get no." The Legion's unemployment com mittee's survey revealed that about W)0.000 veterans of the World wnr trere out of work nnd many of thut number In actual need of food and belter. In its appeal to the 11,000 Legion posts to assist In giving relief to the needy ex-service men the com nittec discouraged charity soup kitchens and bread lines. "Our bud lies must have food and shelter with Kit degrading their manhood or our KMintry," tho committee declared. I'nrndes and "stunts" to nttract at tuition to the unemployed are discour aged by the Legion. The employment committees of the local posts are asked to bring the needs of the ex eervlca men 'directly to the attention of the employers nnd demand prefer ence for America's defenders. The emplojer must be convinced that tho restlessness noticeable among some service men nt the close of the war has disappeared. In Hoston a parnde of Jobless ex Bervlce men was bended by Frnnk lireonfull, u New England doughboy, wealing four decorations for bruvery In France. Lcglonnulres with incomes have been asked to adopt an unemployed buddy and take care of him until ha llnds a Job. VOTED THE "HOMELIEST MAN" Editor of Nebraska Veteran's Paper Draws Women's Decision at De partment Convention. Glenn II. Coffey, editor of the Mid Western Veteran of Lincoln, Neb., wat a l J u (1 g e d the "homeliest man" at tho convention of the Nebraska LVpi'4'tnient o t the Amerlcnn Legion, but his photograph repro duced berewlfLi raises tb question of what Is meant by the homeliest man. The candidates for the "honor" were lined up on the stage of the con vention hall nt Fremont, nnd live women decided their fate, based on the uproarious applause that greeted each of the contestants as he arose. The second honors went to Lum Doyle, stnto boxing commissioner of Ne braska. "I am deeply sensible of the unique honor conferred upon me by the con vention," Mr. Coffey snld. "Some of the other contestants could hardly bo classed as mntlnee Idols, but I feel thnt I was elected entirely upon my merits." ENDANGERS SECURITY OF U.S. Manhattan Post of Legion Condemns Action of Navy Department In Releasing 200,000 Members. Thnt the security of the United Slates Is endangered by the rclcnse by the Navy department of nearly 200,000 members of the naval reserve forae, Is tho opinion of members of Mnnhnttnn nnvul post, Amerlcnn Legion, New York, who hnve adopted a resolution terming tho dropping of the reservists ns "breaking the back of tho reserves." The Manhattan post Is composed of former navy enlisted men ,nnd offi cers. The post hns made n enreful study of nnvul affairs and has main tained n policy favoring complete naval preparedness. The resolution points out that with out the maintenance of a complete navnl reservo force, the government1, lacks sufficient trained men to man the ships nnd stations of the navy In time of wnr. Causs of Mirth. When the young mistress of the house entered tho kitchen she carried herself with great dignity. She had, Incredible as it might seem, come to call the coolc to account, "Ilrldget," she snld, "I must Insist you hnve less company In the kitchen evenings, Lnst night I wns kept awoke by tho uproarious laughter of one of your women friends." "Yes, main, I know," Bridget admit ted cheerfully, "hut she couldn't help It. I wns telling her how you tried to make cake yestcrdny morning." American Legion Weekly, $ J& Wi IMil . LJl . 1'" . '-iip" " - " Transporting the 100-Inch Mirror (Prepared by the National Orographic So clrty. Washington, D. C ) f, Man takes many trips on the face of the globe; It might be well for lilni to soar beyond the clouds to observe the time table and routes of the (.pherrs and note the relation of his earth to the celestial scheme of things'. When n mighty storm sweeps over I e ocean, when a great war devas tates a continent, when a ICatmal blows off Iter head, when an earth quake destroys a populous city, men Ftand overwhelmed and awed at the spectacle. Hut how little and Insignificant nro Ftich forces, measured by the majestic might of the earth ns It sweeps on Its course around the sun! An eminent phsycist has estimated that the power developed by u million .Niagaras In n million years would not equal the energy expended by the earth In a single second us It circles round tho sun. And yet so perfect Is tho mecbnnlsm thnt, Hying nround Its axis at an rquntoriul speed of more than 1,000 miles nn hour, nnd around Its orbit ut more thnn 1,100 'miles n min ute, nil the mundane lulluences of which astronomers know could not change the length of Its day as much us a second In 100,000 years. Hut as soon as one looks out Into space with the eye of the astronomer, there comes the discovery that In till Us seeming greatness the earth Is so small that even a telescope 10,000 times us powerful ns the strongest In strument now in existence would not reveal it to an astronomer on any lixed star. Compnred with the sun, our planet's liislgnllicnnce becomes evident. More than 1,:KK),OOI) spheres like ours would he needed to make a bulk equal to that of a single sun. Herschel's Picture of Solar System. I'oihups our most graphic picture of the solar system is given by Herschel. Imagine u circular Held two and a half miles In diameter; place a library globe two feet In diameter In the very center, S2 feet nway put a mustard seed. The globe will- represent the sun nnd the mustard seed Mercury. At n distance of 142 feet place a pea. and another ut 215 feet. These will represent Venus nnd tho earth, both as to size and distance. A rather large plnbead at a distance of 127 feet will speak for Mars, and a fair-sized tangerine a quarter of a mile dlMant will stand for Jupiter. A small lemon at twotlfths of a mile will play the role of Saturn n largo cherry tree three-fourths of a mile will answer for Uranus, and a fair-sized plum at the very edge of the Held will proclaim Neptune. Whether studied as the bend of the planetary family to which the enrth belongs, or whether ns nn average member of the great household of suns that dwell In the distant skies, Old Sol bus ninny thrills for the student. To the Inhabitants of the enrth the fact that he shines Is the most impor tant physlcnl consideration In life. From him we derive warmth, light nnd power; without lilm the oceans and even the nlr Itself would freeze; nnd, of course, under such conditions, life would be Impossible. While the stnrs appear to ns about as much like the sun ns the fireflies of n summer night, yet the patient In vestigations of nsironomcrs show not only thnt the sun Is a star, but thnt It Is by no moans either the largest or brightest of tho celestial family. As sured that It 1h n Ptnr and knowing that the next nearest one Is 1500,000 times ns far nway, astronomers ad dressed) themselves to tho tusk of learning about the other stars by studying our own. They found that there are somo like It, giving out tho snme kind of light, though most of them send us, through the spectrum, messages that tell quite different stores. All In a Vast Migration. When we consider the solar system with Its great sun, Its eight planets nnd their 27 moons, nnd Its 800 aster oids as occupying nn nrea whoso di ameter Is nenrly 0,000,000,000 miles (some 0,000,000 times us far as from New York to Chlcngo), It Is amazing to think thnt thero mny bo millions of other solar systems as Inrge or larger thnn our own, comparatively close to us as star distances go, though so ro mote that their planets could not be seen by tho astronomers of the earth, From Pasadena to Mt. Wilson. even with telescopes ns much mens powerful than the biggest oncw now In use us the bitter are stronger than the naked pji". So careful nn astronomer ns Agnes M. Clarke tells us that n skiff In n vast, unfiirrowed ocean could not be more utterly alone than Is our solar system in Its little corner of the uni verse. She continues: "Yet the sun Is no Isolated body. To each Individual of the unnumbered stars strewing the llrmameiit, down to the faintest speck of light, ... It ( stands In some kind of relationship."' Spectroscopic studies nnd sky ob servation alike tell us that our sun and his family are nil headed In n great migration ncross the sky to ward a point between the constella tlons of Hercules and Lyra. Tho speed with which we nre trav eling In that direction Is 12 miles n second. The velocity of an nrtlllery shell Is uround .'1,000 feet a second; that of the sun Is OU.OOO feet. An artillery shell with the velocity of tho solar system through space would, ac cording to Klppax, penetrate n sheet of steel four city blocks thick. Is our great family Journey through spueo along u straight road, or Is It i evolving around some greater body, even us the earth revolves around the miii and the moon around the earth? The astronomer tells us frankly that If the sun lias an orbit Its curve us yet defies detection. Star Cluster In Hercules. A fulnt iden of the stupendous num ber of stars that dot the sky and the staggering distance that separate them from our enrth may lie obtained from a fuzzy little speck of light In the con stellation of Hercules. It is visible to the unaided eye only on the clear est nights; but train n high-powered telescope on it and you will see one of the finest star clusters in all the heavens. Ilitehcy's photograph of tills cluster, taken with the big 00-Inch Mount Wil son reflector, discloses that It Is made up of more than fiO.OOO stars, very many of them ns big nnd as bright as our own sun. How far away they are cannot be snld, for they lire too re mote for measurement with the finest instruments yet devised. It Is cer tain, however, that they are ut lenst so distant that the light coming to the earth from them this year may have started on Its hurtling Journey through space about the time of Joshua's con quest of Jericho. A glance to another spot In th llrmament will afford a weak sugges tion of the tremendous nge of the uni verse. Tho central star of the sword of Orion nppenrs to tho naked eye as merely n dim little fellow that might be passed without a thought. Hut a telescope discloses It as the most magnificent nebula In tho heavens. Its diameter Is thought to bo 20,000,000 times greater than that of our sun. Whe'n the sweet singer of Israel sang thnt "the benvens declnre the glory of Cod nnd the llrmnment shew eth Ills Handiwork," he hud never seen more than fi.OOO stnrs. With tho latest Mount Wilson reflector .100,000, 000 write themselves upon the photo graphic plate. Settling His Doubts. A Boston man of discriminating taste, dining nt his fnvorlto entlng plnce, ordered fricassee chicken, took one look nt It and cnllcd the waiter: "When does a chicken become a fowl here?" The obliging waiter scowled hard before finding his answer: "When it is a rooster, snh . . . It's a matter of sex." Hut tho patron did not seem con. vlnced, and tho stewurd wns sum moned. Again tho polite Inquiry: "When does a chicken become n fowl, M ?' "Never, sir, In this restnurnntl" enme back the steward; and the guest went pleasantly on with his men!. Pittsburgh Sun. Did Look Dad. "Oh, yes, wo nre engaged to bo mnr tied next spring; but I fenr she has not thnt utter confidence in me that comes with perfect love." '"Why so?" "Well, when n fellow look's back nnd sees her testing the dinmond In her engagement ring on tho window puno don't you think ho has good cause to feel a bit dubious?" OYED HER DRAPERIES, SKIRT AND A SWEATER Encli pnekago of "Diamond Dyes" con tains directions so dimple that nny woninu can dye or tint failed, shabby skirts, dresses, waists, coats, sweaters, stock ings, hangings, draperies, everything like new. Hay "Dinmond Dyes" no other kind then perfect home dyeing is guaran teed, even if you have never dyed before. Tell your druggist whether the material you wish to dye is wool or silk, or whether it is linen, cotton, or mixed goods. Dia mond Dyes never streak, spot, fade, or run. So easy to use. advert ibcmuit. The .Voice of Experience. "Dnd, I'm thinking seriously of get ting married." "Seriously? Don't He to me, son." Wayside Tales. Cuttcura Soothes Baby Rashes That Itch and burn with hot baths of Cutlcurn Soap followed by gentlo nnolntlngs of Cutlcurn Ointment. Nothing better, purer, sweeter, espe cially If n little of the fragrant Cutl curn Talcum Is dusted on nt the fin ish. 2oc cuch everywhere. Adver tisement. It Is fato that makes a heavy weight champion of one man, a punch ing bag of another. v wriiiin Never say "Aspirin" without saying "Bayer." WARNING! Unless you see name "Bayer" on tablets, you are not getting genuine Aspirin prescribed by physicians over 21 years and proved safe by millions for Colds Headache Rheumatism Toothache Neuralgia Neuritis Earache Lumbago Pain, Pain Accept only "Bayer" package which contains proper directions. Handy tin boxes of 12 tablets Bottles of 24 and 100 All druggists. Aplrln U Um tridt mark of llnjcr Muiufaclurt of UnootMtletclilMtvr of BtUeUtoaU WERE NOT REALLY "VAMPISH" College Girls Hastily Become Prim When Their Favorite Professor Hove in Sight. The girl might hnve been born In Oreenwlch village. She wore her hair bobbed, tortoise sbell-rlmnied glasses, a loose Jersey dress, green enrrlngs which dangled from her ears and she smoked u cigarette In nn Imitation Judo cigarette holder. Not to over look long green beads made of wood. Her companion wus u little less true to type. They were conspicuously nt luncheon In u chop suey restaurant. Suddenly n tall, rather distinguished looking man entered the tea room. The girl, who faced the door, gasped, "Good Lord, Dolly, there's Professor 1 Lay oil quMc." Instantly the earrings were Jerked out of the girl's ears, her cigarette was thrown to the floor and hastily stepped on, the cigarette holder was tucked Into her bag and she rubbed her napkin briskly over her lips. The professor sat down ut the op posite tublc nnd never once glanced nt the two girls. Milwaukee Journal. Like Cure Like. Ted What did you do to cheer hltn jp when be told you his troubles? Ned I told him mine. There Is nothing slow nbout some fellows until you want them to pay .nick n loan. The Key to Success Is Work There Is no Substitute for It! In order to dolour best work, you must bo healthy. You must sleep soundly at night, your nerves must be strong, steady and under perfect control. If you are. accustomed to drinking tea or cofTce with your meals or between meals, you may be loading yourself with a very great handi cap. Your nervous system may be stimulated beyond what is natural for you. For tea and coffee contain thein and caffeine. These are drugs as any doctor can tell you. They are known to irritate the nervous system by their action and to cause resUessness and insomnia, which prevent the proper recuperation of the vital forces. If you want to be at your best, capable of doing the very best work that lies in you, why not stop drinking tea and coffee? Drink Postum, the rich, satisfying beverage made from scienti fically roasted cereals. Postum contains absolutely no drugs of any kind, but in flavor tastes much like rich coffee. It helps nerve and brain structure by letting you get sound re3tful sleep. Postum comes in two forma: Instant Postum (in tins) made Inbiamly in tho cup by the addition of boiling water. Postum Coroul (In pacltagtis of larger bulk, for those who prefer to niako the drink while the moid is being prepared) made by boiling for 20 minutes. Ask your grocer for Postum. Sold everywhere. Postum for Health "There's a Reason" 1L A il-: t. M ..tt ARE YOU A SUFFERING WOMAN? Health is Most Important to You Lincoln, Ncbr. "At ono timo I becamo very mfeerablo with weakness from which women BtifTor. I suffered nil tho timo. Ono of my neighbors urged mo to tnko Dr. Pierce's Favor ite Prescription because it had cured her of similar symptoms, so I decided to try it. Tho first bottlo mndo mo fool so trtltnn Iwittnp T trwts fnlt. innm rt.i.l Faj.1 . ..i..a uvi., jl wwn .uua .null,, huu iti;i 'Favorite Prescription' saved mo from Uic operating tnblo nnd tho sur rcoii'b knilo. Two years afterward when tho turn oi lifo commenced, I took tho ' Prescription' again with tho result thnt I came through strong nnd healthy nnd nm still maintaining wonder ful health." Mrs. M.irtha Straycr, 218 So. llUh St. Send lOo to Dr. Pierre's, Buffalo, N. Y., for trial pkg. Prescription tablet. W. N. U., LINCOLN, NO. 48-1021. Most of work's wear nnd tear on mini comes from his going to It all frazzled out by his play. Solomon couldn't hnve had 700 wives If his subjects hadn't thought that- was all right. DEADLY WEAPON OF SAVAGES African Tribes Use Poisoned Arrow Which Inflict Death That Is Instantaneous. The most effective weapon of the Masai and Audorobo Is the arrow which they poison with the Accan thern schlmperl, n small tree, accord ing to u National Geographic society bulletin. They boll the leaves nnd brunches until the mixture becomes thick nnd pitch-Hko In appearance, and place It on sheets of bark which they hide high on the brunches of trees nway from children, until It Is needed. When nn anlinul Is shot with nn arrow clipped In the poison, It dies almost Im mediately. The natives cut out tho tlesh uround the wound us soon ns pos sible and throw It nwny. The remain der Is oaten nud the blood Is drank. This love of blood ns tin nrtlclo of food Is common among many African tribes, several of them going so far us to bleed their cattle and drink the blood hot or mix It with their porridge. Profiteering. "I suppose you marry a lot of elop ing couples, stpilre. Quite a source of Income, eh?" "Yes; I git ?! for marryln, each couple an' they come In such darned baste I alius lino 'em $10 moro for speedln'." Uoston Transcript, Hut why Is u mini supposed to saw wood when he says nothing? - . - -z - ar. . zr - a j pt..rjifiri !'... wrftirt tM-Myy , ?