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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
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DADDY OF AMERICAN LEGION
E. Lester Jones of Washington, D. C,
Founder of tho Movement
Back In 1019.
E. Lester Jones of Washington, D.
G, because ho was the fountler of the
m o v e m e n t In
A in o r I c n, w n s
culled tho "dad
dy" of tho or
In 1010 nuil tho
title has stayed
with him ever
Mr. Jones was
one of a handful
of veterans who
met In Washing
t o n. M n r c h 7.
1019, and formed what was known "lis
the John J. Pershing post of World
War Veterans. Litter, when the sev
eral societies of tliiso who had fought
In the World war combined under
the name of the American Legion,
Mr. Jones wns nmdo commander of
the newly-formed George" Washington
post No. 1. When tho department of
the District of Columbia was formed,
ho wns made departmental com
mander. Leglonnnlro Jones was an enlisted
man with the District of Columbia
Xs'ntlonnl Guard prior to tho World
war. During the war ho rose from
private to colonel, taking all the
LEGION HONORED ALL DEAD
Organization Participated In Services
at Final Interment of Men
Army transports In which many of
them went ncross enger for the con
flict have carried hack tho last of tho
15,000 A. E. F. dead, those relatives
had requested to bo returned to this
country for permanent burlnl. Tho
graves registration service of tho
army, which lind the work of return
ing these bodies In charge, did an al
most superhuman task. Hut this
service could not give the comradely
human touch to the handling of these
bodies after they reached tho United
States that seemed duo them.
No organization wns so well suited
to perform tho last rights of bonot
and respect for these soldier dead as
was the American Legion. Tho men of
the Legion took upon themselves the,
obligation. Forty ship loads of bodies
camo to eastern ports' during a period
of two and a half years. It was not
nlwnys possible to have an elaborate
service, because tho arrivals were too
frequent, but In every Instanco there
was at least n prajer by a chaplain
of the Protestant, Catholic or Jewish
faith, an address by a prominent citi
zen or nrmy ofllcer'nnd n rlllo salute.
A numher of times, however, the
services were noteworthy. President
Harding delivered nn address at
services arranged by tho Legion, May
23, 1021, when the Princess Matolkn
arrived with -llil bodies. General
Pershing and Senntor Lodge spoke
when the Snmmo and the Wlieaton ar
rived, July 10, 10'Jl, with 7,000 dead.
The last cargo of bodies arrived In
Brooklyn, In April, 1022, on tho Cam
bral. On that occasion, tho body of
Prlvnte Charles W. Graves, Company
M, One-hundred nnd Seventeenth In
fnntry, Thirteenth division, was homo
on n caisson through the streets, lined
with client throngs, to tho army base,
where simple ceremonies marked the
close of the last public demonstration
for America's returned dead.
RAN TOWARD BERLIN IN 1918
Clarenco De Mar, Winner of 25-Mile
American Marathon Race, In
terested In Boy Scouts.
Clarenco II. DeMar of Melrose,
Mass., winner of tho 2!)-mIIe American
got somo of his
endurance as a
1 o n g-d 1 s t a nco
runner while run
ning townrd Her
lln In 1018, nnd
h e undoubtedly
acquired a good
deal of his agil
ity and surcness
of foot vhle
mlshlles. Do Mar t f A
finished fourth In " "' "
n long-distance race between the men
of tho A. E. F. and tho other allied
nations In tho Pershing stndlum In
Ills chief Interest, however, does
not seem to bo In racing, but In tho
welfare of a troop of hoy scouts of
which ho has been In chargo for sev
eral years. '
Ten Years to Displace the Blue.
JJ will require about ten years to
clotho all French troops in khaki de
spite the efforts of tho higher council
of wnr to equip oil branches of the
French -army In uniforms of thnt
color. Tho horizon bluo and steel
gray cloth on hnnd must bo used up
and It will take ten years to do It,
tho ministry of wnr declares.
KNOWS MEN BY NICKNAMES
Legion's National Adjutant Has Ac
quaintanceship Among Members
of the 11,000 Posts.
There Is one magnificent difference,
Binong others, between the American
Legion of today
nnd thnt Legion
of C. Julius Caw
ar's day. No ono
In tho latter out
lit knew more
than u cohort or
two of prlvnte
soldiers and ordi
nary olllccrs by
their first names.
Tho American Le
gion has n man
who knows thou
sands of his Le
gionnaires by their favorite nick
names. Hut Caesar's hosts didn't
have any national adjutants to speak
Legion posts aro established In
practically every community In the
United States and Lcgiounnlres have
carried their Hag Into 20 foreign cotin
tiles, in every one of these far-Hung
11,000 posts there are one or more
men who know Lemuel Hollos. Mr.
Holies, then, knows them. Hver since
the Legion was organized In France
Mr. Holies has been Identified with it.
Since Its first convention In Minneapo
lis In 1010 ho lias been national ad
jutant, and as such ho has met per
sonally or corresponded with thousands-
of Legion men and women. Ills
duties have taken him Into almost all
the 'IS states during those three years,
and he receives a thousand or so let
ters each week, lie has, without doubt,
tho largest personal acquaintance with
men of arms ever enjoyed by any In
dividual since armies were Invented.
Mr. Holies was born In Minneapolis,
grew up on the ranges of the Dnko
tas and was established In Seattle,
Wash., when he entered active service
for the World war. Ho began his
military career as a private In u Na
tional Guard company. Overseas he
served as a colonel on the genernl
,taff of the First army corps, nnd
was decorated with the Legion of Hon
or of France.
PLAQUE TO AMERICAN LEGION
Bronze Souvenir Is Presented to
Organization by Le Journal, tho
Paris Newspaper. (
A beautiful bronze souvenir, pre
sented by Le Journal of Paris, tho
newspaper which carried tho first
news of tho Yanks' activities along
the front four and fivo years ago, to
tho American Legion, composed of
Bronze Souvenir From France.
those same Yanks, has just been In
stalled In the now trophy room at
The plaque Is made from tho bronze
that was used in tho manufacture of
the famous French seventy-fives which
helped saved Paris during the war.
The Inscription on the shield says, "To
tho American Legion : in remeinbrnnco
of Its dead and appreciation for Its
members. With memories and with
Carrying On With the
"Main street" has been lifted out of
tho mud by tho American Legion post
of Rristow, Neb. Tho post nsscmbled
SO men nnd 110 teams and graveled
the well-known thoroughfare In two
It Is tho aim of the Legion to
carry the news to nil t-x-soldlers thnt
they can still reinstate their war-risk
Insurance policies with all war-time
advantages. This can be done, up to
March 3, 1020.
American .Legion men of nibbing,
Minn., have endowed a bed In their
locnl hospital and In tho Legion, hos
pital at Rochester to provide emer
gency treatment for their sick and
Tnyment of old debts takes tho lend
In tho spending of tho state compen
sation allowance received by the ox
Eoldlcrs of Ohio, nocordlng to a poll
tnken by tho American Legion. Sav
ings deposits make the second largest
EASY TO BUILD
Good Plan to Select Well Drained
Site to Prevent Stock From
Making Mud Holes.
ALSO PACK AND LEVEL LAND
Cement Wash Can Do Applied With
Brush or Broom and Makes
Smooth Surface and Alco In
(Bj- W. O. Kaiser, Agricultural KiiKlnoer.)
Tho construction of a concrete trough
like that shown in the drawing Is
not a difficult task and any farmer can
A watering trough should be placed
on well drained ground, because under
the best of conditions the livestock will
lu time make mud holes unless a plat
form Is built, or the holes around the
trough are tilled In as soon as they
are made. Sometimes It Is advisable
to put the trough on a unall knoll In
order that thu water will quickly
The giotind under the trough should
not only be drained but also leveled
Outside Form of Trounh.
The outside forms of the trough are
made of one Inch boards and 12 by -1-Inch
pieces as shown In the drawing.
After thofu forms have been securely
braced, the concrete can be deposited
In the bottom to half the depth of the
lloor. Reinforcement consisting of ,4
inch round rods are then placed on
the partly constructed lloor. These
rods aro bent In "U ' shape so that
the ends w 111 project up Into the sides
nnd reinforce the walls. All the rods
are bent to the proper shape before
any concrete work Is started, so that
they can bo quickly put In and the re
mainder of tho concrete lloor placed
without delay or making any Joints.
Tho Inside form which has been
made previous to mixing any of the
concrete is then quickly lowered In
proper place and fastened to tho out
side forms with clamps as shown In
the drawing. Speed Is necessary In
order that the walls can quickly ,bo
placed so there will be a strong bond
between wnlls ahd fioors.
In order to Insure water-tightness a
1:2 :.'! mixture of concrete Is recom
mended. This means 1 sack of cement
to 2 cubic feet of sand and !5 cubic
When You Get This Tank Finished It
Will Last as Long as You'll Probably
Ever Need It.
feet of pebble or crushed rock.
The aggregates should bo free from
sticks, soil or foreign material. Only
enough clenn water should be used
In mixing to make concrete, of u Jelly
As the concrete Is placed It should
be spaded next to tho forms In order
to force the larger rocks hack Into tho
mnss and let tho mortar work out
against tho forms, resulting In n
smooth, dense surface.
As soon as the concrete has hard
ened sufficiently to be self-sustaining,
the Inside form is removed and the
interior of the trough given a cement
wash made by mixing cement and wa
ter until it Is about as thick as cream.
This wash can be put on with an or
dinary brush or broom. The wash will
make a smooth surface and Insure
Tho Inside of the trough Is glven'a
slope outward toward the top. This Is
Important because If water freezes lu
the tank, the pressure will lift the
Ico and thereby prevent tho formation
of crack In the walls.
For a trough of tho size shown In
the drawing, tho following materials
will be needed:
Materials Required for Tank.
Outtld'o dimension!! 3 ft. 2 In. by 8 ft
Walls 2 ft. 8 In. IiIkIi.
Floors C.lti. thlclc
Concrete Jllxturo ;2;3
Voluino of Concroto l'4 qu. yd.
Portland cement 9 Backs
Sand ?; cti. yd.
Pebbles or broken ntono . 1 cm. yd.
U-ln. round btcel rods ...210 ft. (3C& lb.)
For each additional foot of length
add to the foregoing quantities:
Portland cement 1 miclc
Band 2 cu, ft.
I'cbblc.i or broken atone , 3 cu, ft.
Vi-in. round Bttel rods ...'Zi ft. 3 lb.)
MILDEW WIPED OFF LEATHER
Damp Cloth or Soap and Warm Wa
ter Will Be Found Satisfactory
Then Oil Lightly.
When mildew has developed on
leather goods It should bo wiped off
with a damp cloth or washed off with
soap and warm wator, nnd tho
leather oiled lightly with castor or
ncat's-foot oil nnd well dried after
wards. Thcso simple methods for pre
venting and removing mold nro satis
factory und safe.
,4nrttnfmn trftsiii5l'l CJ. Zlf
&l$r& jS$&& concrete
Clover Region Particularly Adapt
ed to Industry.
Few Places In Which It Is Not Possl.
blc to Keep Honey Gatherers
With Good Profit Under
(lr-ii-rp,l ti- tho Unltril Biittrs Drinrlrarnt
The clover region of the United
States offers splendid opportunities for
beekeeping. These possibilities, to
gether with the requirements neces
sary for the success of the undertak
ing, are dljcus.iod In a recent publica
tion of the United States Department
of Agilcultute, Farmers' llulletln 121.",
lleekeeplng In the Clover Region, by
1). !'. Phillips and George S. Deniuth
of the division of Hco-Culture Investi
gations. While not all parts of the
clover region are equally good, thero
are few places, It Is pointed out, in
which It Is not possible to keep bees
with profit tinder proper management.
The typical clover region occupies
the northeastern part of the United
States, extending west Into Minnesota
and south approximately to the Ohio
river and Mason and Dixon's lino. It
appi ars on the west coast In Wash
ington ami Oregon. In both east and
west the region extendi Into Canada,
Beekeeper Should Take Pains to Get
some of tho best portions being lo
cated north of tho national boundary.
Limited arcus of less vuluo aro found
outside these boundaries.
Tho opportunities for beekeeping In
this region, aro not being utilized as
completely as In somo other bcekcop
Ing regions of the country. Thero uro
vast areas of the clover regloti not ad
equately covered by bees, und ulso
many places where, becauso of tho
methods of beekeeping practiced, the
beekeepers aro falling to produco tho
best possible crops.
lleekeeplng to be profitable In this
region must be conducted with all pos
sible skill. Rotter methods, It Is be
lieved, will result In a greater devel
opment of the Industry. Recntiso of
tho presence of European foulbrood In
some parts of tho clover region, and es
pecially because of tho superior qual
ity of tho Italian race of bees, tho bee
keeper of this region will find It great
ly to his ndvantngo to keep this va
riety. Italian bees aro able, under
good management, to clean out tho
larvao dcud of European foulbrood.
Not nil strains of tills race are equal
ly good for this purpose, und the bee
keeper should take pains to get tho
Copies of tho bulletin mny ho had
free upon addressing n request to tho
Department of Agriculture, Washing
ton, D. U.
PROPER BALANCE TO MANURE
Some Farmers Try Little Experiment
on Small Picco of Land to
It Is a pretty good Idea, and ono fol
lowed by n lot of hard-headed, prac
tical farmers, to balance tho barnyard
manure n Ilttlo with either rock or
add phosphate. Rarnyard mantiro lu
a balanced ration when It comes to
plant foods for some crops. That Is
why some farmers try a little experi
ment on a half aero or so of ground
Just to see what their land lacks.
About forty or fifty pounds of ucld
phosphate per ton of immure, or -100
to r0() pounds per uere, inlty bo applied
to n small part of the field, and tho
results will show whether It will pay
to put the fertilizer on the whole field.
It makes tho ncld phosphuto easy to
apply simply to sprend It evenly on
the top of each sprender load of
manure so that each ton of the
manure wljl curry with it tho above
mentioned amount of tho phosphate.
-ALFALFA SEEDED IN SUMMER
Considerable Success Attalnod at Uni
versity of Illinois In Rotation
Considerable success bus been at
tained In seeding alfalfa on the dairy
farm ut the. University of Illinois
where a rotation of corn foe Bllago
and alfulfa for hay nro the principal
crops. Fall wheat Is sown after tho
corn Is cut for the silo. Tho next year
tho wheat stubhlo Is plowed as enrly,
us posslblo und a very thorough seed
bed prepared. Tim alfulfa Is seeded
as soon as thero Is sufficient rain,
About tho 28th of September wheat' Is
drilled. This gives u 'crop of wheat
and two cuttings of alfalfa the 'next
t f - rw-awir fl .k JCi9 ?wf iJn""3tV 1iPV
Had Your Iron Today?
& Bfi y K f
energy and iron
NEVER mind the weather get
some new vitality speed up
any way. Don't he a laggcr.
Vital men resist the heat. Let lit
tle raisins help. 75 per cent pure
fruit sugar. 145 calorics of energiz
ing nutriment in every package
practically predigested so it gets to
work almost immediately.
No tax on digestion so it doesn't
'heat the blood. Fatigue resisting
food-iron alsol All natural and
Try it when you're slipping
when you yawn at 3 P.M.
Stiffens up your backbone and
makes thoughts flow again.
Two packages and a Rlati of milk form
greatest mid-day lunch you'v ever tried.
' in Little Red Packages
Kings Lead Eacy Lives.
"What aro my engagements for to
day?" t "Your majesty, you nro scheduled
to confer the order of tho Golden Lem
on on tho premier of Choko-Sluvla
and grant nn aUdlenco of 1G minutes
to the Itnjah of Slamhnng. In the
afternoon It Is announced that you will
show yourself at tho ruco course."
"Any other affairs of state to come
"Tho heavyweight champion desires
tho pleasure of your acquaintance, hut
the introduction can bo arranged
' "Admit the premier. I hnvo a busy
day before mo." IJlrmlnghum Age
Herald. A man who desires money does well
not to accumulate much of anything
I Iii 1
AN EXAMPLE OF GOODYEAR VALUE
The 30 x 2A Goodyear Cross Rib Tire
shown liere alongside its companion, the
30x Z4 Goodyear All -Weather Tread
Clincher, is a conspicuous example of
The Goodyear Cross Rib has in it the
same high grade Egyptian cotton fabric
that goes into the All -Weather Tread
It has a differently designed but long
wearing tread, and it sells for considerably
In the past five years more than 5,000,000
of these Goodyear Cross Rib Tires have
They have everywhere given remarkable
Their fine performance and known value
have convinced thousands of motorists of
the folly of buying unknown and unguar
anteed tires of lower price.
Ask your Goodyear Service Station Dealer
to explain their advantages.
We See the Point.
There seems to bo a great opening
for humorists In tho states. George S.
Cluippell, who wroto that spoof South
Hen Island epic, "The Crulso of the
Kawa," Bcems on the Btrcngth of It
to hnvo sprung Into prominence at
once. lie Is now, of course, lecturing
on what ho forgot to put Into the
book, and appears beforo his audiences
wearing a polo helmet which ho stntca
la "tho original helmet worn by Marco
Polo during tho first chukkn 1" A repu
tation us a wag seems moro easily
gained over there than on this side of
the pond I Passing Show, Loudon.
A man's consclenco hardly over
cries out If theru's any ono around to
There Is ono thing which still mny
be borrowed without security trouble.
Waists Like New
Dyes dyes or tints as yov wish
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