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EVERYTHING THAT'S BEST IN THE GREAT AND GLORIOUS WESTTHAT'S OMAHA.
DIES FOUR WEEKS AFTER
INHERITING $1,000,000 '
Duluth, Dec. 7.Four weeks a
millic.iiTf after a life of hard work
and near poverty, Max A. Anderson
... ..Today at Two Harbors of pneu
monia folic .ving inf iza.
Andc.-on was overcome 'by
sudden prosperity when notified some
weeks ago hat a relative in Sweden
had died and left him a fortune in
excess of $1,000,000. He received
jsevcral '.'..c. 1 adraiues on the i c
and ent it i..iMly, physicians ;..y
ing that the change in his inode"of
living undobutedly contributed to
his death. Whether he leaves rela
tives in this country or Sweden is
not known. ,
FOR U. S. TROOPS ABROAD
Washington, Dec' 7. The Amer
ican army abtoad will not have the
usual Turkey, cranberry and niincc
War department announced today
that owing to the difficulties of dis
tribution and the lengllPof ime re
quired to send special shipments of
, holiday food, it has been deciifed not
to forward turkeys and Christmas
Troops at home will get their tur
key as usual.
Washington, Dec. 7. The resigna
tion' of Charles M. Schwab, as director-general
of the emergency fleet
corporation, was accepted today, by
President Wilson in a wireless mes
sage from the transport George
Washington to the White House.
The president's message to
Schwab said: ,
"You have been exceedingly gen
erous in giving your services and
they have been, invaluable. Want
to thank you very cordially indeed
for all that you have done. Shall
always remember it, as I am sure
all your associates in the govern
ment will as a service of unusual
value and distinction."
THREE MILLIONS HOUR
PAID FOR LIVE STOCK
Chicago, Dec. 7. Three million
dollars an hour is the record break-f
ing sum paid farmers of the country
in 1 November, 1918, for live stock
used for meat purposes, according to
an estimate made by experts at the
international live stock exposition
and horse fair, which closed here to
day. Producers received more than $37,
000,000 for hogs sold in the. Chicago
market last month.
Live stock experts declared that
farmers are now receiving more-than
twice as much for their hogs as before-
the war and their shipments
are .from 10 tp 15, per cent above
normal. The price of cattle and
ly, compared with pre-war figures.
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"FOX OF THE POTOMAC"
DIES IN SOLDIERS' HOME
Oxford, N. Y. Dec. 7. Robert
Rav, known as "The Fox of the
Potomac," said to have been the last
of General Grant's scouts and to have
shot and wounded Belle Boyd, the
noted 'confederate woman spy of
Richmond, Va., died here yesterday
t the Woman's Relief Corps home.
He was 87 years old.
Shot Fired at Portuguese '
' President Misses Mark
T icfinn. Pnrtn pal. Dec. 7. An un
identified man fired at Dr. Sidonio
Taes, the president of. Portugal, in
ythe street here today. The" shot
missed its mark and the president's
aggressor was arrested.
German Government Dis
claims Responsibility for
Arrest of CpunciPs Ex
By Associated Press.
London, Dec.1 7. Great excite
ment was caused among the Sparta
cus, or radiiiat, group in-Berlin to
day when tlte executive committee
of the soldiers and workmen's coun
cil was arrested, says an Exchange
Telegraph dispatch from Copen
hagen. The government declared it
did not order the arrest and prom
ises that the committee shall be re
Last night tlfere were serious
riots in Berlin, the Berlin corres
pondent of the Politiken reports.
Shots were exchanged outside the
Reichstag. When darkness fell the
government troops occupied the
Refuse to Disperse. 4
Copenhagen, Dec. 7. There was
a lively exchange of shots resulting
in the killing of 16 persons and the
wounding of IS others when sol
diers parading in Berlin as a dem
onstration against notbeing repre
sented on the executive council of
the soldiers' and workmen refused
to disperse1, according to reports
from Berlin' today.
Newspapers in the German capi
tal say that soldiers on leave and
deserters were holding a meeting to
protest at not being represented on
the soldiers' council wheif, they
heard 4he announcement that the
executive committee of the Berlin
soldiers' and workmens' council had
been arranged. The meeting organ
ized a demonstration which was
(Continued on Pa( Two, Column Five.)
Wrecked in Gale.
Honolulu, T. H., Dec. 7. The
steamer Benito Juayft. bound from
San Francisco to Manila, foundered
with the loss of seven lives in the
gale which swept the islands Tues
day. The wreck is 40 miles north
east of Moklokai channel. All liv
ing members of the crew reached
the island of Lanai Wednesday
night, according to a message from
Chief Mate R. H. Anderson.
KILLED BY GARS
IN LOCAL YARDS
Found With Arm and Leg
Severed; Family III
Charles F. Thoelcke, 3013 Dewey
Avenue, a car, inspector, for the
Union Pacifia. was tcriously injur
ed while working in the railioad
vards, about 6:00 o'clock Saturday
iiisrht. and taken to St. Joseph Jios-
pitai where he died at 9:30. One
arm and a leg were completely
severed, and the other leg badly
crushed. Thoelcke, died on the od
, crating table whjle the crushed limb
was being amputated.
It " is presumed that i Thoelcke
stepped between two cars thinking
that the engine had been discon
' nected from the train.
He was 60 years old and an old
employe of the company.
It was said by attendants at the
hospital that his ' two daughters
leaving his wife and two children
home sick with the influenza. They
also said that he had to boys in
the ' military service.
IN STREET JAMS
i ' m
Numerous Accidents of Minor
Character in Crowded
Highways; Two Chil
More than the usual number of
accidents occurred Saturday night,
due to carelessness and reckless
driving in congested streets.
Eugene Burns, aged 6 years, 1729
South Tenth stret, was knocked
down by a motor car driven by Con
stable Zach Ellis, and received a
contusion in the back of his head.
Ellis was taken to the police station
and booked as being drunk and a
Mrs. Joseph Hainesi 2624 Jaynes
street, driving a jitney at Eighteenth
and Paul streets, collided with
truck, receiving various contusions
and lacerations of the left eye and
Mrs. Leonard, who was with Mrs.
Haines, received a possible fracture
of the skull.
Olive McLaughlin, 8 years -old,
was struck by an auto driven by
Mrs. Murphy. She received a lace
ration of the left thigh.
Perfected Star Shell
Adds Greatly to Navy 8
Washington, Dec. 7. The fight
ing efficiency of the American
navy at night will be increased
about 25 per cent by the perfection
of a star shell operating at long
range under all conditions at sea.
The new shell is said to excel any
produced by other nations, and the
history of its development is de
scribed in a statement tonight by
the Navy department.
The shell is said to be suitable
for firing from guns of from three
to five-inch caliber and is fitted
with a parachute attachment It
is filled with illuminating material
guaranteed to burn inspite of the
terrific rush of air it meets when
freed. The value of the shell lies,
said the Navy department's state
ment, in illuminating the naval
units of the enemy without dis
closing the position of- the craft
using the shell.
The Big Drive Is On
TO PROTECT U. S.
Measure Introduced Would
Give President Power to
Fix Necessary Rate
Washington Bureau of Omaha Bee.
Washington, Dec. 7. (Special
Telegram. In view of the promise
given us by Chairman Vance Mc
Cormick of the war trade board to
stabilize the domestic potash market
by public announcement of an em
bargo on the German potash until
the promulgation of peace, Judge
Kinkaid, who, with Congressman
Reavis, succeeded in getting Mc
Cormick to take this action, today
introduced a bill in the" house,
amending certain provisions of the
war mineral bill.
The Kinkaid bill providesthat the
president is further authorized and
directed, upon finding that the im
portation into the United States of
potash, crude or otherwise, is like
ly to result in a loss to the United
States, or to any producer in the
United States, to ascertain, fix and
proclaim such rate of duty upon
such potassium of potash as shall
be sufficient to adequately protect
the- United States or any such pro
ducer from loss, the proclamation
to remain in e'ffect until otherwise
hereafter provided by law.
Sloan Meets Son.
Representative Sloan, who went to
New York Thursday night to greet
his son, Charles Sloan, a member of
Aero squadron No. 260, which re
turned on the "Orca" from over
seas service, was privileged to wel
come the young man yesterday, but
was compelled to forgo the pleasure
of remaining with him as certain reg
ulations had to be complied with be
fore his being mustered out.
' Mr. Sloan, who returned to Wash
ington this morning, said that he
met a number of the officers of the
squadron at Camp Mitchell which
adjoins Camp Mills yesterday, in
cluding" Lieut. Harry Coffey of
Chadron, adjutant general of the
squadron; Lieut. Sage of Beatrice
and Lieut. Gibson of Norfolk. Cof
fey - and Gibson, Mr. Sloan said,
would immediately resign from the
service to return to Nebraska and
resume business, while Lieut. Sage
had determined to continue in the
army. This aviation squadron,
while' it has been overseas for
months, never got outside of Eng
land, the signing of the armistice
dispelling any hopes the squadron
had of seeing action at the front.
The docking of the "Orca" at
(Continued on Page Two, Column Se-tn.)
War Labor Board Asks
Governors to Assist in
Starting Public Works
Washington, Dec. 7.-The war
labor politics board today sent tele
grams to governors of all the states
urging the necessity of developing
public works during the period of de
mobilization. The governors were asked to have
complete data on construction proj
ects available at the annual confer
ence of governors to be held at An
napolis, Md.,' beginning December
'- - v 1
TO MEN TO SETTLE
Will You Bring Christmas
To SometJnf ortunateHome?
Whose Christmas will you make merry?
Christmas is coming. For you it means a happy time of plenty.
There are in Omaha many families upon whom rests the burden
of poverty and illness.
Will you help such a family? '
The Bee, each year, brings worthy families and willing givers
together through the Associated Charities.
In a few days we will publish li'stsof deserving families omit
ting: names. They are furnished by tha Associated Charities and.
eveiv one is worthy in the highest degree. Your gifts here will go
to the right places. '
These are families upon whom the heavy hand of misfortune has
been laid. They do not request help through the ordinary channels
of charity and they would starvo before coming before the public
with an appeal.
Watch for the list. Pick out the family or individual you would
make happy and send money, presents or supplies to the Associated 1
Charities. Mrs. George W. Doane, general secretary of that or
ganization, will deliver them,
BIG NEW HOTEL
TO BE BUILT ON
New Hostejry to Be Fourteen
Stories High and, Mod
ern in Every Respect,
It Is Announced.
Another large modern hotel is to
be built in Omaha, according to an
announcement by the management
of the Henshaw hotel. The proposed
hotel is to occupy the 123 feet on
Farnam street now occupied by the
The work of tearing down the
present building is to be started as
soon as proper arrangements can
be made with the tenants in the
store-rooms on Farnam street.
The west half of the present build
ing was built in 1908 and that por
tion of the building will not be torn
down, it being originally constructed
to carry many more stories.
The new hcKel is to be pf most
modern construction, 14 stories high,
and will be olerated by Thoma's J.
O'Brien, who has been proprietor of
the Henshaw since 1898. Old timers
will remember the place originally as
McTague's restaurant. The Redick
estate owns the property and is
financing the new building.
The Henshaw has long been head
quarters for many visitors and com
mercial travelers, and the hotel man
agement proposes to keep pace with
the. city of Omaha and its fast grow
ing transient business.
TO BE RETURNED
BY HIS HOSTS
U. S. Will Have as Guests
President Poincare and
Kings of England, Bel-
gium and Italy.
New York, Dec. 7. The United
States government will have as its
guests in the near future President
Poincare of France, King George of
England, King Albert of BelgiumJ
ivmg victor E-manuei oi naiy ana
the heads of many other nations
President Wilson may visit during
his visit to Europe, Stephane Lauz
anne, editor of the , Paris Matin,
said today just before he sailedor
France. M.,Lauzanne has been in
the United States several months on
an. official mission.
"It has been a diplomatic custom
from time immemorial," M. Luz
anne said "that the head of one
government who Entertains the
head of another invariably repavs
(While no official announcement
or plans has been made M, Lauz
anne declared it was certain Presi
dent Poincare would come to the
United States within the'next year
as his term of office expires in 1920.
No officiaU announcement of plalis
will be made, he added, until Presi
dent Wilson has arrived in France 1
and visited the capitals of the var- j
AID PLEDGED BY
Evidence Given at" Inquiry
of Nebraska Senator's De
sire to Give Help to
Germany in War.
Washngton, Dec. 7. Further
chapters in the story of the efforts
of Count von Bernstorff, former
German ambassador, and other Ger
man agents to influence sentiment
in America toward Germany and to
prevent .the shipment of war supplies
to the allies were revealed in docu
ments laid before the senate investi
gating committee today Ty A. Bruce
Bielaski of the Department of jus
tice. Wreck of the propaganda system
built up by Bernard Dernburg, the
kaiser's personal agent in the Uni
ted States, by the sinking of the
Lusitania and the rebuilding of it
by Von Bernstorff, in a manner
which "cannot hurt us if it becomes
known." also were dealt with in
comnfunications from the former
ambassador to the Berlin foreign
There also was evidence relating
to the organization in 1915 and sub
sequent activities of the American
Embargo association with the hope
of stopping shipments of warships
to the-allies by so arousing tee'ing
among the voters a to compej leg
islative action. One of the commun
ications offered by Mr. Bielaski
and purportin-g to have been written
by P. Reiswitz, German consul at
Chicago, dealt with a mass meeting
of the association soon to be -held
and said that among those who had
"agreed toco-operatc" were Senator
Hitchcock of Nebrisha. chairman of
the senate foreign relations commit
tee; former Representative Buchan
an of Illinois, who was connected
with labor's national pece council;
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
a--, m m m a '-''
r resident wattles, or company, and union Leaders to
c i. n t ' c Cm. r ! r sk
jpaxn. ai vunierencc or oiree,. ivaiiway umyivyc
In Auditorium at 2 P. M.; No Attempt to
The net result of yesterday, the fourth day of thestreet
car strike, brought forth the heartening announcement that
the striking carmen will meet at 2 p. m. today in Labor temple
where they will listen to President Wattles of the company,
and to their leaders in the present situation.
As to the probable outcome of today's meeting, neither
the officers of the union nor the representatives of the com
pany have ventured to express a real opinion. '
" ' . F ti rrnnflral rtiK1! i a r a4i ta -vi
watchful waiting, hoping that a.
restoration of street car traffic may
he resumed without much delay, and
that the inconveniences which are
being endured during the Christmas
holiday shopping season will soont
Public to Be Excluded.V
LABOR JOB UNDER
President Omaha Central
Union to Land at First
Shake of Plum Tree;
Lincoln, Neb. Dec. 7. (Special.)'
While nothing authoritative has
been given out, state house gossip
has already picked the winners in
the competition for the principal ap
pointive offices to be filled by Gov
ernor McKeivie. The fact tht Phil
Bross is looking after correspon
dence, sifting out the visitors and
acting just like a private secreu.
is takeu as proof conclusive that he
is to hold that title officially after
the new governor takes up his duties.
It is also conceded that if any one
is' entitled to recognition for work
done it is Ed Beach who ste predv tl.e
republican machine as chairman of
the republican state committee and
crowned -o c .lpaign with victory.
If Beach can have anything he wants
he will be chief fire warden, for that
is the place he has his eye on.
The next important position in the
governor's gift-box is the head food
a.. J oil k:,pector, for which jobi.eo
Stuhr of Grand Island is said to
be-slated. Stuhr served i i thelat
legislature as a representative from
Hall county and . proved
live wire republican.
Reynolds In Labor Chair.
For the state labor cofnmissioncrV
chair now filled by George Norman.
Thos. PReyno'ds, president of the
Omaha Central Labor union, so the
gossir- have it, is under considera
' The office of adjutant general is
being sought by several candidates, j
but the governor is said to have in
dicated the desire to hold this for
some returned soldier who has icen
service on the other side.
Of course, there are a lot more
I sma'.ler jobs whicn the gossipers
have not yet definitely allotted, and
there may be a tew hold-overs. xut
fthe rcneral'opinion is that a repub
lican administration is what the peo
ple voted for and will get.
The meeting to be held this after-.
ernoon will be limited to members I
of the ' carmen's union and reprc-. I
sentatives of the street car com- I
pany. President bhort of the
union telephoned President Wattles
of the company at 5 p .m. yesterday
that the strikers had voted to hold
the meeting and will hear what Mr.
Wattles may have to say to them.
The first plan was to hold the meet
ing in the Auditorium.
Decision to hold this meeting was
the outcome of a conference Satur
day niorningv in the offices of the
street railway company, between
tha executive committee of the
union, officers and directors of the
traction company, President Rey-1
nolds of the Central Labor union
and John T. Smith, .conciliator? as-.4!,
signed t Omaha by the' United l
States Department of Labor.-
, At the conclusion of the Saturday
morning conference it was agreed
that the union officers would ad
vise the street car company at . 4
p. m. of the decision of the men as
to attending the meeting this aft- ...
Police Are Withdrawn.
As soon as it was evident that the
meeting would be called. Assistant
Chief Dempsey of the police depart
ment, who is in charge of the police
end ot tne strike, directed his
imseit alcial details of men at Central. po
lice station and car barns to resume
their regular duties until further no
tice. The company advised the po
lice department that no effort would
be made to operate cars until Mon
day morning, pending the outcome
of the meeting today. . ,
I In the conference Saturday morn
ing Mr. Wattles assured the execu
tive committee members of the
union that he would take no advan
tage "of them during the meeting and
that they might have no misgivings
about allowing their pickets to at
tend. , i .
Tocfay's meeting will be' sig
nificant in that it probably will de
termine whether resumption of
street car traffic on Monday morn
intr will be on a reari hast nr
Arrest Man With Auto.
Norfolk, Neb., Dec. 7. (Special
Telegram) - Chief of Police Pitger
has gone to Winner, S. D., where
Charles W. Ellcr of Norfolk has
been arrested in possession of an au
tomobile which was stolen from P
M. Kenney of this city.
Reserve Deposits Increased.
Washington, Dec. 7. Discount
operations of the federal reserve
banks this week resulted in an in
crease of $43,000,000 in bills on
hand, while deposits of member
banks rose 559,000,000.
British Army of Occupation
Pitches Camp in Cologne
Amsterdam, Deo 7. British
troops entered Cologne at 4 o'clock
London, Dec. 7. An official
statement issued today by the Brit
ish war office reporting the prog
ress of -the British army of occupa
tion in Germany, says:
"On Friday our troops continued
their advance. By evening they
had- reached the general line of
R!:cinbach. Weiler, West of Berg
heim and Wcvelinghoven."
Abandon Camp Fremont.
San Jose, Cn!., Dec. 7. Camp Fre
ir.nn near here, is to be definitely
abandoned as an army cantonment
January. 1, it was announced offi
cially today. Five thousand men,
npw quartered there, most of them
belonging to the development bat
talions, will be demobilized as rapid
ly as possible.
"Recognition Big Factor.
Yesterday afternoon President ;
Short of the union, accompanied by ;
members of his executive committee",
made the rounds of the car barns ,
where meetings of strikers ; were
held. There was not an unanimity,
of opinion on the question of calling
today's meeting, but a majority
sentiment in favor of the meeting
prevailed. . . . :
At the close of a busy day the
situation Saturday night resotved it
self into the question of recognition
of the union. Mr. Wattles asserted
that he would not yield on the mat- .
ter of union recognition, and Presi
dent Short of the union was equally ;
firm in his contention that recogni
tion of the union u the paramount :
issue in this strike controversy. ;;
Secret Ballot Proposed. ; '
It is proposed that at the meeting
this afternoon the strikers shall
bring the situation to a head by ex
pressing themselves through a secret
(Continued on race Two, Column Tbrre.)
L0VE MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND-READ THESE ANSWERS IN OUR LOVE LETTER CONTEST
Good prizes for the best answers to the soldier m France who has wntten that he wants Dorothy to wait for him Cbntest open till December 9. Not over 200 words. Address Contest Editor, The Bee
- No. 13.
Dear Laddie in Khaki:. When I
try' to think of writing a really,
truly love letter all kinds of flowery
thoughts begin to skip through my
brain. Someway love is always con
nected in my mind with bunches of
starry forget-me-nots, pale pink
doves with their heads together and
touching "little lines about.; "rose
mary for remembrance'-ryou un
derstand, like the glittery cards we
set' on display in that human melt
ing pot known as the "Ten-cent
Storei" You see, my beginning was
auspicious and quite kvery, ' but
I must confess that a jangly song
in my mind with a stalwart youth
Hn thcuniform of Jiis country all
over the crimson cover. " ' ; ; .
. I try to picture you fighting for us
- .11 with the shells whizzing over
your head and your silver bars all
crooked, and my fingers fly faster
and faster, stitching carefully on the
surgical dressings which seem so
closely connected with the long
silent wards, the rubbed-soled
r.urses and war in all its horrors.
But to return to the subject of a
love letter. Someday my pen does
not warder into flowery -lanes, for
I have become a bit bitter about
everything since I waved goodbye
to you. v . .
Of course, with army posts near
bv. we have not lacked, for cavaliers.
Then why should we complain? youJ
say. The sound ot a little dinner
and dance sounds very allurimj.
Chiffon dinner gowns and smar( uni
forms, soft lights and adoring eyes,
but the reality is not-jthat at all.
There is something hard about -the
glitter of the lights and of the mas
culine eyes, and a restless, dissatis
fied look on the feminine faces
across the "tables for two." For it's
all just for today today they have
you, tomorrow it wi.H be spmone
else and who?, that is the question.
.There is nothing real, nothing sin
cere about any of it We admire
their courage, their bravery, but
what has changed our. men the
gunsvjf war? The jolly "boy" look
i. gone, the cynical, blaSe look has
taken its place, and the simple plea
sures of life are a bore. '
- With a mere scratch of the pen
this wholesale murder will . cease,
and -the sun will shine for us all
again. Then the star in my service
flag will come home, his duty done,
and perhaps I shall be able to an
swer his love message. ' But perhaps
. ......... ? ...
not, who knows? Femininity is a
will rf the wisp, and the unnatural,
rushing life in time of war perhaps
has changed me. When you return
battle-scarred and bemedaled I may
be eager to run hand-in-hand with
you to some far corner of the world,
where we will find our little brow-n
house by the ide of the -road. I can
almost see it, its tiny diamond panes,
twinkling in the late sun. I love dia
mond panes, and dimity ' curtains.
My enthusiasm is running away .with
me, I push- back my white veil and
go on, with my endless stitching.
Faithlessly or faithfully yours.
No. 51. .
My Soldier Lover: Why should I
not bare "my "heart .and respond to
the' most endearing v words man
could write to woman! For now I
am grown up,' dear one, you have
touched my soul! By that touch
the folded petals of the sacred
flower called Love, have opened
wide, and it is as a full-blown rose.
Nor will I hide this from you
this deep, though new-born affection
that permeates every fibre of my be
ing. For you, just you ! .1. close my
eyes and stretch forth my arms; yet
I would not have you come to me
before your glorious mission is ful
filled. , x
I no longer fear for your safety.
You seem so surely mine, and I can
now say may God's will be done,
and here or even there in the depths
ef the great, silent Beyond, STILL
are you mine! No height nor depths
can separate us.
Oh, my dear one, over there in
the awful roar of the battle, or un
der the stars at night, know that I
am loving you, longing for the
sound of your voice, the touch of
your hand, one glance of your loved
eyes, and jet acknowledging that
uuuci Heaven vuui iuuiuiv a v ld:ui
My Own Soldier Boy: After read
ing your most wonderful letter I had
a good cry. Yes, a cry of joyfor the
greatest gift that God can be&tow
upon man, was mine. Yet -strange to
say I was not surprised at what you ! a(j
said for the great, love which you feel'i
for me has in my own an answering!
I will make a confession here
which I would hardly make if you
were here in person. I love you, nor
docs it seem strange for me to say t
"it. He girls aiwavs have ideals and
you are my ideal come true. How
ever. I didn't realize that feeling for
you in my heart as love, until you
were to join the colors. Just then
when I began to realize how much
wc meant to' each other I was to lose
you. But now I would not have it
otherwise and I rejoice that you
were one of those that safeguarded
democracy and liberty.
Never forget the lonesome girl
who is waiting to share life's pleas
ure and love with the one kuaki
My Dear Friend: Your letter
which came this morning was both
a surprise and a pleasure to me. I
... ... ... .
was glad to hear that von wer
happy and in the best of health. :
Everyone and everything in ; the
good, old U. S. are about as usual,
although the mfluenza still insists on
staying with us. Brother had it in
camp, but the rest of use have es
caped it so far.
It makes me very happy, Phi!, to
have you tell me that the thought
of me keeps you in good spirits and
perhaps the time isn't so far off
when we can be together again.
The ships are fast bringing jouc
boys home now. There are some
landing" every day. I wonder how
long it will be now before they are
Write soon and often.
.With Love. 'v
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