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V" """ i - : ' VOL. XLVlf NO. 50. . , OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 26, 1918. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS.
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Your Country Calls I
4 TJ OW an I bcomc a Red Cross nurse r was the question heard L, WS!i&& 1 1 1 Tf Vt-, V-,;., , . : ' .
(6TT OW an I bcome a Red Cross nurse?" was the question heard
' FI everywhere when America
just naturally followed Red
- Now "Red Cross" may mean anything from gathering up second-hand
magazines or raising chickens to doing canteen work in France. In the
process of discovering the Red Cross, the idea of nursing wounded Sammies
has been overlooked. .
, Today the call to arms has been sounded for Red Cross nurses. The cry
is most urgent and immediate. It is absolutely necessary that 5,000 nurses
be recruited byjhe end of June and 30,000 by 1919. The wounded boys "over
there" are stretching feeble arms of entreaty from their beds of pain, the
,' men in army camps and naval training stations on this side are neglected
because the white-uniformed Red Cross nurse is missing.
..Why. roll bandages or make bed shirts if th ministering hand of ths
nurse cannot be found to care for the men who are fighting the world's
' Women have enlisted for so many hard and unpleasant tasks since their
sons and brothers marched away to war, surely they will not remain heedless
to the voices calling them. Uncle Sam has said that the greatest and most
patriotic act any woman can do is to enlist as a nurse. It is second only to
joining the ranks of the sailors and soldiers in the line of heroic service.
FOUR WAYS TO ANSWER CALL
... There are four ways to answer this call to the colors:
First, registered professional nurses may enroll-with the government,
to be assigned to active duty either in army camps in the United States or
' , Second, married professional nurses or those unable to leave their homes
. may join the Home Defense nurses, to be called upon to give part time as
. instructors or in case of local disaster. .
Third, any woman may join the Home Nursing "First , Aid and Dietetic
'classes to learn to care for the sick at home, or help in the hospitals and in
that way relieve professional nurses to active patriotic service.
, Fourth, any woman may enter training to become a professional nurse.
Provisions are madeVo help those who need financial aid or other special
'arrangements. .',:"' ;
. , Women interested in professional work should apply to Miss Gertrude
Smith, field secretary for the Nebraska Red Cross, with headquarters in the
Wead building. . . , ' . . . , .
,. The same address will reach Mrs. A. L. Reed, who is in charge of all
'Home Nursing andv First Aid classes. A hospital room is being fitted up
in the Young Women's Christian association building where the classes will
be held.. Mrs. Charles Elgutter has offered hr services for teacher of Home
Nursing.' She was before her marriage in charge of a local hospital and is
' excellently fitted for the work, i : ,i 5 -
Red Crp .Rejects s i
For : Soldier Boys
" VTO MORE decollete sweaters for
' IN soldiers! . . . . . !
Knitters have been , bringing in
such low-neckejl garments-that the
women a Red Cross headquarters
. have ;' had-'to build up several rows
aroundthe neck band. The difficulty
arose from misunderstanding the di
rections, whicji read 14 rows across.
That -means seven rows across and
seven rows back, or seven .ridges, ac
cording to Mrs. Lucien Stephens. '
v On Thursday, there were 103 sweat
ers finished and 96 received completed
on Friday. They .'arc made of F. K.
and A. G. wool and will be added to
...the shipment which will be sent the
first of the week, instead of Saturday,
as was originally planned. ;
. Lieutenant Pressly Kelin and Lieu
tenant Ralph Mosher, who have been
:, stationed at Fort Omaha, left for
Fort Cilt. Friday evening.
- Philip Downs, who was called home
by .the death of his mother, returned
Ittttfsday to rehsacola, Flf
entered the war. The word
Cross" in those days.
Visiting Nurses 0 p e n
Threejnf ant Welfare t
.oiayons Junes , x
TVFANT welfare work for the sum-
mer will be instituted Mdnday,
June 3, b the Visiting Nurse -association,
Miss Florence , McCabe,
superintendent, announces. Dr. Newell
Jones and Dr. F. S. Clark, assisted by
the nfirses' staff, will have charge of
Weighing rfnd examination of ba
bies, instruction , and advice to moth
ers orf feeding.'care and protection of
infants is part of the welfare work.
Three places have been named for
the work, to which two hours will be
givfti each week. Monday and Thurs
day morning between 10 and 11
o'clock is the time set for the social
settlement on the South Side; Tues
day and Friday 'morning at Long
school, and Wednesdays and Satur
days at the City mission.
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The fale of flowers on the' street
for Italy day Friday netted $567.34
for the Red Cross.
Mrs; Luther Drake, treasurer for
the woman's division, announces that
the total Friday night was $74,465.18.
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J- i (i'- . sfjiSHmsaB' . l Aujmr rsjtr sini .run ill n w . . i ,i v- b v v v - f - w- .
mmMmn- m I'lr r stray !i ' 'IZ ' '
Reports for Friday night's collec
tion at the theaters re as follows:
Strand, $124.95; Brandeis,, $143.15;
Orpheunv $155.03 Empress, $75.40;
Sun, $69.95;, Muse, $21.30. .
Little Misses Ann and Margaret
Mahin, the twin grandchildren of Col
onel Pickering, commandant at Fort
Crook, dressed as Red Cross nurses,
and Master 'Jack Beaton, in a sol
dier's uniform, sold, flowers for the
Red Cross at Beaton drug store Sat
Platte county has arranged a scale
assessing each person for Red Cross
subscriptions in proportion to the
amount of land he owns.
The committee submits the follow-
iig as a basis on which to determine
the minimum quotas:
Farm tenants, not less than $10
Land owners, up to 80 acres, not', less
Land owners, . up to 160 acres, not less
Land owners, up to 320 acres, not less
Town people are expected to con
tribute in the same proportion..
Uur Angels of the . , J
Firing Line ; , ,
Dear, nurses fair, and how you T
.For us, who need you so! v
Keep pulse astir,, and death 4
, defer,'-' " ,- r4
i Keep hearts athrob below I 4
vWith manner sure,- you calm
and cure,- ;
- What soothing hands can
do! . , f ..r
Our' comforters of 6ufferers,-
. God love you, we're: for
, you! : J ' ;
Dear Nurses Jair, what hearts
you wear, ' - ,
To soothe and cheer and
Our angels of the firing line,.
You banish . wound's t di-,
You death defeat, you pain
knows what good you
You lend a hand, and under
' stand, . v ;
God love you, we're for'
' you! , ' - ; -r
Dear nurses true, here is to
-you! "', 4
You duty's call fulfill. '
For your sJcill. helps, as nothing,
You serve, with heart and
Born unafraid, you hea and
Your ouch relief insures,
Yourself you give.that . we
God love you, we are
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CHAUNCEY Li WILTSE, '
s Fullerton, Neb. '
Wv v i ' 11 1 Gabby Detay'3 sPends I -fe-K:' '
).; .)!, II fill Week in and Out of f. ) '-"" ' '
; I I! Cross Head- f . K
Home Makers Discuss
f Food Conservation
WOMEN of Omaha have found it
is quite as necessary for home
makers to' get together and dis
cuss their problems as for teachers,
doctors or people; of any other pro
The instruction classes he4dvm, va
rious parts of the city furnish, ahJ'pp
portunity for, the. study:,of food'.siibr
stitutes and . suitable . food combina
tions adapted ' to the needs of lthe
family. ' Two ' new classes ,will be
opened bhis week in Farnam and Lake
school districts'... ' : .
Miss Nellie Farnswprth, federal
food" agnt, will carry out the follow
ing program: . ' .
Monday. 3 P. -M. Clifton Hill
school. Mrs.,' F. E. Gilbert, chairman.
Jqstruction class. - Subject, "Liberty
'Tuesday. 10 A. M. Lothrop district'.
Mrs. Maynard . C. 'Cole, chairmatf.In-.
struction class in Christian -church.
Subject, "Canning;" 1:30 p. m., Jung-
man school. Mrs. Liska, chairman,
Wednesday, 10 A. M.Farnant dis
trict, Mrs. J. L. Mickel, chairman.
Instruction class. Subject, .'"Liberty
Breads." Meeting in, First Baptist
church; 3:30 p. m., Mason school. Mrs.
J. P. Winn, chairman. .Instruction
class. Subject, "Meats." , v
-Thursday, 10 A. M. Dundee school.
Mrs. Wymer Dressier, chairman, In
struction class. Subject, "Meats; 3
p. m., Lake scjiool. Mrs. Charles A.
Powell, chairman. Instruction class.
Subject, "Liberty Breads."
Friday A meeting of all district
chairman in Young" Women's Chris
tian association at I o. m. Mrs. R. E.
Winkelman, chairman; 7:45 p. m.,
Howard Kennedy school. Mrs. W.
H, Weymuller, chairman. Instruction
class. Subject. 'Planning Meals."
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' War Work Notes
West .Omaha Women's Christian
Temperance Union Red Cross auxil
iary will 'meet for work on' hospital
garments all day Wednesday in Jen
nings ivietnoaisi episcopal church.
Catholic women of Flornr will
give a card party at Druid hall, Twen
ty-fourth' and Ames 'streets, at 2:30
p. m. Tuesday for. the. benefit of the
Red Cross, .
Y OU would have thought you were II , ,f , ST - f , II
S . 111 iue ouimwicii isies 11 you 11 i ' 1 -ii
' could, hae dropped in at the H 3 .) ' ' '
court house Thursday afternoon 11 J. . f ' , . If
when the Belgian war heroes were l . d " A " ' "' -
Y in our midst. Sandwiches there were JL " K. ' ' II '
?of all shapes, sizes and varieties, for jxi ' " II
could, have dropped in at the
court house Thursday afternoon
when the Belgian war heroes were
in our midst. Sandwiches there were
of all shapes, sizes and varieties, for
the members of the Service League
had worked faithfully, filling whole
laundry baskets full and huge pots
of fragrant coffee were prepared for
the returned warriors.
But, the sad part of the story is to
come. You see, Everett Buckingham,
in his usual generous way, dined the
visitors so royally that even delect
able sandwiches made no appeal to
them when they arrived at the court
house, i ;
Sandwiches to right, sandwiches to
left,-what-should the ladies of the
blue' sailors do? In these days of
conservation all that good bread, but
ter and mayonnaise could not be
wasted!- Of course all the lucky men
who have offices jn-the great public
building were deluged with food but,
even then, there was no' bottom to be
seen in the baskets. '
- Finally, a khiki-clad youth with an
orange and white band about hi ser
vice hat, spoke for his fellow men and
suggested that they send the sand-i
wicheto Fort Omaha. It was hardly
spoken before it was. done and what
a feast they .had at the Y. M. C. A.
and Knights of Columbus huts! Ver
ily, it is not a Belgian wind that blows
nobody good. . . v
TIHAT a prophet is tometimcs with
' out honor in his own home town
was certainly proved at the Bur
lington depot the other day. One of
the pretty girls who was appealing for
the Red Cross approached an important-looking
man with a prosper
ouiNiir and, smiling her sweetest at
"Won't you subscribe to the Red
Amazement arid chagrin were writ
ten on his face as he replied:
, "Why, my dear younjr ladv. don't
you know who I am? I am Gould
Dietz, head of the Omaha Red Cross
chapter." - ,
Was the young woman crushed?
Hardly, for she fust tossed her head
and answered "right back:" '
'Well, I don't eare who vou are;
I want your money for the Red
T wouldn't be safe to tell a lot of
motion picture ticket girls or thea
ter managers who have had to re
peat war tax, please, so frequently
of late about a very thrifty young
corporal at ForJ Omaha, whose hobby
has yirae to be collecting pennies.
i at name oi this successful tinan-
cier in khaki is Lcinback. He is a
member of the famous 64th balloon
company and a very good friend o(
Sergeant Bob Northrup; in fact, it
was from '.'Sergeant Bob"; that the
corporal got his start. .
. In a discussion of ways and means
of spending their large weekly "in
sult" -the scjgeant , pointed out
to the corporal jthat if a soldier
"watches his pennies the dollars will
take care of themselves," ljkewise
that "a penny saved is a penny
earned," and other such words.
Deeply impressed with the business
ability of his friend, Corporal Lein
back started to save the only thing
he could rescue out of the United
States pay check pennies. t saved
and saved, and, far from robbing his
bank as some, might have 'done, he
never even counted up until one hap
py day the bank was all' filled. WThen
the coppers were added together the
surprised banker found he owned $15.
Do you think in his joy at finding
his wealth that he went cuit and spent
alj his money? Hardly; no true pa
triot spends his ducats foblishly. In
stead he called a van and had the 1,500
Lincoln heads removed to a down
town bank, where he traded them for
three war savings stamp books.
T N making the world "safe for the
, democratic party" we are forget
ting (lass distinctions and creeds. The
fact that everyone is united for the
common cause is certa'inly evident in
the street corner meetings that havei
been conducted for the Red Cross the
last week. V ' . '
Gabby was interested in a group
composed of Bishop Homer C. Stunz,
Miss Belle Ryan, an actress from the!
Empress; Mr. F. S. Howell, two ne
gro saxophone ' players, Miss Alia
Davis, a SoutfySide High school girl;
"Mogy" Bernstein,1 and Anton Ort, I
whose brother was killed in France;
r They were all doing' their best for
the Red Cross, and each , one, from .
the bishop down, did his or her little ::
bit for the. great cause. Gabby went
on her way musing on the stirring
days in which we ' live t id the
changes they", are bringing to all of us.-
TRAFFIC officers are no respecters'
., of personages not even of state
governors.. (When they don't rec
ognize theml") ' i. ., f ,
, Governor . Keith Neville . was Ain
Omaha recently and with the cares of f
state weighing particularly heavy iat '
day, absent-mindedly "jaV-walked"
across Farnam street, colliding with a "V
traffic cop enroute. '
"I beg- your pardon,", apologized
the governor, but in the town where I
live (meaning Nprth Platte) we don't
need any traffic rules." ' : '
"You look like a hayseed. Pass on,"
The governor told this story on
himself to NorjthPlatte friends. '
CUPID is hovering about . Benson
way. Hints of a romance m
which two prominent young, people of,.,
the newest addition to "Greater Oma-
ha" figure were dropped at a luncheon
given during the last week. Formal v
announcements will be made in the
early summer, so it was intimated, to
Gabby., f . , 1 ? : ,
T EARER, My God. To Thee," -IN
is the battle cry of American 8
aviators on the war front, ac- -cording
to a letter received from & .
soldier visitor at a French aerodrome,
by a young Omaha miss. The aviar
ors are a merry, courageous lot de
spite .their hazardous "calling, so the;
soldier wrqte . - - ,
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