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I i i i ii ii |1 i u u i i i i i ~ I : ~ertcan May Rduse." ~ Gibbons Says rues Cardinal Gibbons, the ins Catholic churchman In ~rlea, has issued a strong sp- in support of the United War k Campaign. t Is an American campaign," he ~ "Its appeal is one that no Clean may refuse, America's vet will be another triumphant mncement that we are in this ae one people and as one na- toaee It through to victory. the splendid work of sustain- the morale of our fighting men great social organizations of trice have thrown tbemselves. American people will rnlse the they ask~generously and ly." 'HOLIG BOYS JOIN IR WORK CAMPAIGN Too, Will Stand With Them Behind Every Fighter at the Front. p~lt behind eve~'y Catholic fighter anee the support of one boy or n every parish throughout the d gtates Is the plan of the Na- ~Cathollc War Council for back- he Victory Boys' and Victory "Earn and Give" Division of tbe Work War Campaign to raise 00,000 "for the boys over there" [ the week of November 11-18. ough diocesan, county and parish italians, the rallying of one star for ertcy man who has gone r in every community is already way. By their own earnings, at by contributions, it is expect- at these sturdy little sponsors e boys abroad will each raise at five dollars for the Joint wen work of the Y M. ~ A. Y. W. , National Catholic War Coun- ~huding the Knights of Colum- r Camp Community Service, h Welfare Board, American LI- Association and Salvation Army a and girls in every Catholic i throughout tbe United States /re~dy being picked to represent fighting man who has left their for the front. In every home ll~ a service flag little brotberb ~=ter~ sons and daughters,~are ~y volunteering to look out for mrs of their family fighter in the Joint welfare campaign for all ~Y~ abroad. FOR SOLDIERS PPUF.D BY A, L, A, books contributed by the American people tl|e association bought 560,271 books, mostly technical, of which 198,-~ 267 were sent overseas. More than 1,300,000 books of all kinds have been assigned to librfiries in Y. M. C. A., K. of C. or Sah'atlon Army huts In tbel war zone, a shnllar number being dis- tributed in American training camps,t while half a million are on warships. or transports. The association has~ erected and operates forty-one library buildings. The Salvation Army, with 1,21@ workers, principally women, overseas, has won the affection of the fighters. Its 501 huts, rest and reading rooms! are popular gathering places for the1 soldiers. The doughnuts fried by ~al-~ ration lassie~ in huts or trenches and given to the men have become famous around the world. The Saivatlon~ Army gave forty-four ambulances to the American and Allies' armies and In many other ways gives constant un- selfish service. 58 JEWISH WORKERS GOING "OVER THERE" 'l Col. Barker Bids Godspeed to the Graduates of Train. [ng School The whole-souled cooperation be-' tween the seven great organizations working for th6 happiness and welfare of our soldiers and allots was re-' cently lllbstrated at the graduation' exercises of the tenth class of the Jewish Welfare Board's Training School in New York. Col. William 8. Barker, who went to France represent- Ing tim Salvation Army with the first. contingent of our troops and has beenl "over there" fifteen months, was the principal speaker and wished the fifty- eight Jewish workers of the class God- speed, while Louis Marshall, the proml. neat Jewish attorney and philanthro- pist of New York, lauded the work of the Salvation Army among the boys at the front. "What our fighting boys need is In-; ~plrntion and heart and Character In those who are there to help them," declared Col. Barker. "You will rep- resent in the camps and overseas th~ Ideals and standards of the Jewish faith, and it is up to you above all thlnp to be consistent in your re- ligious practices. Practice what you preach. ~hat, I am sure, has been the secret of our own success. If you live up to the principles of your faith and give what y~u have to give from a heart big with love, the boys will re-' spect you, whether they be Protestant, Catholic or Jew." The newly graduated field workers' will make a total of 260 men doing field work In our camps and naval training stations under the auspices~ of the Jewish Welfare Board. The Board has about fifty "huts" In the various camps and maintains centers in all large cities where soldiers and sailors of all faiths are welcomed. A headquarters has recently been estab-' ilsbed In Paris, and 100 men are being recruited here for overseas work. sh Camp Shows the o~ of That Organization for Our Boys, lathing like 13,500 pieces of sla- T are distributed daily among enlisted men by Uriah 13. Brn. of IDle, Kay, as librarian at the O. A. writing tent, Woodley ~,amp of the American Expendl- ,y Forces In southern England. sumber of troops at this camp : from 8,000 to 9,000. single detail Indicates why It essary for the Y. M. C~ A., Y. W. National Catholic War Council kof C., War Cdmp Community Jewish~ Welfare Board and ~lon Army have to furnish 125,- 0 sheets a month for soldiers' k There are now nearly 125,000 Jews Good serving in the army and navy. " United War Work Campaign Program The campaign begins on Monday morning, November 11, and ends at midnight on Monday, November 18. ~s approved by repretmmtatlvca of the Government at Washington the $170,500,000 will be divided as follows: Y. M. O. A. .... $100,000,000 Y. W. C. A ..... 15.000,000 1~atlonal Catho- lic War Couno ell (including Knlghtsof Columbus),.. 80.000,000 War Camp Com- munity ~rv- lee. .......... 15,00@000 Jewish Welfare Board ........ &f~0,000 American IA- brary A~moei, aUon. ........ 8,~0,000 Salvation ~ 8,~00,000 800 WOMEN NEEDED BY SALVATION ARMY Commander Evangeline Booth Says War Relief Work Must Be Extended. Commander Evangell~e Booth, lead. er of the Salvation Army in the Unit- ed States, has been suddenly called upon to furnish 800 additional war worR women for France. The request is contained In a report Just received by her from Col. William, A. Barker of the Salvatlonlst forces, whom she sent to France over a year ago to es- itabllsh hutment and general war relief work with the American troops. "We will do all we can to fill thls demand," sald Commander Booth when discussing the approaching United War Work Campaign, "and the need Itself should Impress the American i public all the more with the absolute necessity for sustaining and enlarging the war relief work of the seven or- ganizations, besides the noble Red Cross, now merged for a drive for funds: Each is a vital cog in a vast machine for human relief, and each is lndlspensible, serving ItS particular elements In Its own way. "The Salvation Army was born in hardsblp, reared In privation and trained to every phase of human mis- ery and how to cope with it. Perhaps that accounts in some degree for the success our work bas attained and for which we are thankful. "We are of the common people, and we toil on a practical basis. We learn- ed the lesson of how to do It In the Boer war, when we stood at the side of Britain's troops and weathered It out to the end. We have been tried by fire, and the mothers and fathers of America, as in other countries, trust the Salvation Army to do the thing they would llke to do for their men If they but bad the chance. "With 1,210 trained workers at the front, operating from 4-0 huts and dugouts, the Salvation Army Is doing, has done and will continue to do its best for the cause of humanity and Liberty." CURE FOR BLUES HEAR THE CAHPS Community Service Takes Place of Mother, Friends and Home for Soldiers. Ten young officers of the Student Army Training Corps of the Universi- ty of Detroit recently applied for a furnished bouse and n housekeeper who would not be a servant, but, ts one young officer expressed it. "the sort of woman to whom the boys can call out 'Hello, mother l' wheu they come in the front door." Homesickness Is the malady fat which War Camp Community Service supplies innumerable cures. "We've got your number." says the W.C. (3. S. to the homesick boy froLa camp with leisure to spend in any one of the throe hundred towns scattered over the country. Wldle he's wonder. lug what on earth he'll do with him- self when he gets tl~ere, not knowing a soul in town and with a ihnlted per- centage of his "thirty per" In his pock- et, along comes a friendly printed card from the local branch of his own lodge announcing a reception that night as peclally for soldle~ members. By the same mall the Methodist church sends an announcement of nit its meetings, addressed to him, with This Meana You printed at the bottom. How did they know he was a Methodist? He had forgotten about the little "Persmml Card" he made out at the adJutant's request during hls first da~ in camp when it was only one of the 'endless details in the round of dentist~ and doctors and general confusion, The W. 0. ~, ~ had not only his num. bet', but him name and address, hit home town, the name of the school he'd [one to and a good bit about~ th~ Lthlnp he was loudest of doing----sack ~act written Into a IRtle blank on the WELD SEVEN WAR WORK AGENCIES INTOREUEF.ARM Great Organizations Which Are Helping to Keep Up the Morale of Fighting Millions Unite in Campaign for $170,500,000. worhl safe for democracy, a great duty devolves npon thoso who renmin In tlle United States, tile duty of send-! fag ttome to those who have put llama! behind them for the period of the war. The agencies through which this can be accomplished are joined In ti]q United War Work Campaign. From being given the cigarette or chocolate bar, with wlgch he stays Ills hunger In the fury o battle, to the theatrical entertainment or the ath- letic games, which relax him into nor- real comfort after weeks of terrific combat, the American tighter is de- pen(lent upon tlle continudd efforts ot2 the Y. M. C. A., the Y. W. C. A., the National Catholic War Council and K. of C., the War Camp Community Serv- ice, the 3ewish Welfare Board, the An|erlcan l.lbrary Association and tile Salvation Army. To carry on tiffs work the combined welfare organiza- tions are seeking a fund of $170,500,. 000. Tile Y. M. C. A. provides 538 huts in American training camps and more than S00 in thfi war zone as centres which the fighters can use as clubs, schools, theatres, stores, churches, li- braries and writing rooms. More than 7,000 men and women had been sent overseas or approved for overseas work by early autumn and 3,82"2. were serving In American camps at home. Y. M. C. A. buts are the'canteens of the American Expeditionary Force and are the theatres where the American entertainers, sent over by tile "Y," ap- pear. Noted American public men and clergymen speak in the huts. Classes are conducted there. Millions of letters .are written there on paper provided free by the "Y." Physical directors of the "Y" teach and spread mass ath- letics, using material furnished free by the organization. The Y. W. C. A. does similar work for the thousands of American women in war work overseas~slgnal corps telephone operators, nurses and French munition workers. It provides cafeterias, rest and recreatlon centres, entertainment and reading for these women and girls. The Y. W. C. A.'s outstanding con- trlbution to soldier welfare work in training camps was the establishment of Hostess Houses, where the soldier or sailor may receive his mother, wife, sister or sweetheart in the surround- Ings and atmosphere of the best homes. The National Catholic War Council co-ordinates all Catholic welfare work in support of the government and through the K. of (3. provides club- houses for our fighters In all Ameri- can training camps, as well ns having seventy-five centres in France and three In England. In their huts the K. of C. provides entertalningment, movies, boxing bouts, educational work, rel!glous services, free station- ery, reading matter and writing rooms. In France their rolling canteen ac- companies the American army, thel'r secretaries march with the~#roops, giv- ing away cigarettes, cookies, choco- lates, soap and towels. Tim K. of C. had 300 workers In France at tbe beginning of autumn, with 450 more passed by-the govern- ment and 200 others signed np. -At the same date they had 4(]8 secretaries in American training camps, 150 build. ings, fifty-six more in the course of erection and contracts let for fifty more, War Camp Community Service functions excluslvely in America, its special mission being to "surround the camps with hospitality." In place of leaving the soldier or sailor to the promiscuous companions and dh'er- slons formerly his loL the organiza- tion obtains for him the best to be had in communities adjoining camps or through whlch he passes. W. C. C. S. obtains for him Invita- tions to dine, bathe or spend tim day in the best homes. It introduces him to the best women and girls at soelaL gatherings, church entertainments, theatre parties. It arouses communl. ties to provide concerts, athletic con- tests and other wholesome diversions for the soldier, and to drive out or discourage the vicious elements which have been blstoric camp followers. The Jewish Welfare Board Is corre- lating the strength and purposes of 100,000 Jewish soldiers, sailors and marines with that of the Gentile sol- diers. The board teaches the English language, American civics and ideals to thousands of young Jewish men who were inducted into service after only a few years' resldence in this country. While safeguarding his re- ligious rites, the board assists in the process of welding the Jewish soldier into the solid American unit and in bridging over the differences between him and the others. The American Library Atmoclation Is providing reading matter for every American soldier, sailor, marine and prisoner of war. In addlHon to gath- erlali and forwarding three million comfort of a bit of sweet and a smoke. Men will hail him cheerily, slapping~ him on the back; and when he has gone t things will be a little easier in that trench because he has passed that Way. How much will it cost to make that trip, do you suppose? Counting the pittance that the Secretary is paid, and the cost of the chocolate and the ciga- rettes and all? Five dollars? Twenty-five dollars? I do not know. But whether it is five dollars or twenty-five, I'd like to think that it is my five or twenty-five---wouldn't you? That some night when it's cold and lone- some, my money and yours might send a Secretary out along that frontlinetrench. Let's make up our minds that we are going to pay for a score of those trips. A score of the nights this winter shall be our nights ~nights when the boys greet joy- ously the chocolate and cigarettes that our money provided; and are happier because our representative has passed. United War Work Campaign For the Boys in the Service MERCY MUNITIONS NEEDED IN TRENCHES Lieut. Coningsby Dawson, Fight- ing Authop, Makes Stirring Appeal for Y. W. C. A. Lteut. Conlngsby Dawson, who wrote "Carry On," says of the war work which the Y. W. C. A. ts dolng: "You at home cannot fight with your lives, but you can fight with your mercy. The Y. W. C. A. is offering you Just thls chance. It garrisons tbe women's support trenches, which lie behind the men's. It asks you to supply them with munitions of mercy that they may be passed on to us. We need such supplies badly. Give generously that we may tho sooner defeat the Hun." What Lieut. Dawson says of the Y. W. C. A. he might have said of all the national organizations which are com. lng together for the blggest financial campaign that organizations have ever headed. All the $170,500,000 to be raised by the seven great national or- ganizations the week of November 11 will be used to garrison and supply the support trenches behind the lines. They are the Y. M. C. A., the Y. W. C. A., the National Catholic War Coun- cil, Jewish Welfare Board, American Library Association, War Camps Com- munity Service and Salvation Army. American girls in various uniforms mingle strangely wtth . picturesque Brittany costumes in Frar.ee. The American Y. W. C. A. has a hostess house In Brlttany where the Signal Corps women llve and a hut where the nurses spend their free time. Both these centers are fitted with many of the comforts and conveniences of home. "At a tea glean at the ncrses' hut nne Saturday a~ternoon," writes Miss Mabel Warner, of Saline, Irmnsas, Y. W. C. A. worker ti~ere, "there was an odd gathering~one admiral, a bishop, a Presbyterian minister, a Roman Catholic priest, a doctor, an ensign, one civilian and myself." SERVICE THAT WINS THE SOLDIER HEARi First Victory Boy's Work. "Say, I'm wfm, to yea, all right," a Western Union messenger boy whis- pered to one of the directors of the United War Work Campaign In the New York headquarters. The direc- tor's desk had only Just been moved In and the work of the big drive had hardly begun 'Tin onto your stunt," the boy went on as he swung a grimy fist over the desk; "you're gain' to give ua fellows that nln't old enong~l to go to war a chance to earn an' give to back up a fighter an' help win the war. Listen ; I'm in on this." The crnmpled $5 bill he dropped on the desk made him the first of "a mil- lion boys behind a million fighters" who are to be lined up as Victory Boys during the week of the drive. There will be a division of Victory Girls, too, and every boy and every girl enrolled will have to earn every dollar ha or she gives to the war work fund. o Fred Lockley, Y. M. C. A., Tells o the Gratitude of the Boys i at the Front. "Oue of the dlscoveries men ar( maklng over here," Fred Lockley, o the Y. M. C. A. and of Portland, Ore~ gon, writes from London, "Is tha~ 1 more pleasure can be had out of glv-~ Ing than getting. Many a man whc~ has spent money freely In the old day~ to buy pleasure is finding that-he getS~ more pleasure over here by the spend-~ lag of one's self In the service of others~ "A few nmnths ago I we~t out witl~ a fellow Y..M. (~. A. secretary to hun~ np out-of-the-way ~ detachments ol~ troops. A stable guard here, a ma-~ !chine gun company there, a platoon~ somewhere else. We carried ou~ goods in an automobile. We haO plenty of writing paper and envelopes for free distribution, and chocolate~ cookies, chewing tobacco and smoking'~ tobacco, cigarettes, razor blade .s~ tooth paste and things of that kind fo~.~ tale. American war service workers{ were busy everywhere. We found St)i-- " ration Army lassies making doughnuts. for the boys and K. of C. secretarle~ giving belp. Books furnished by the) American Library Association ward to~ be seen on all sides. "Ilearing firing at a distance, wet drove dowd tile road and found a score or so of men at machine gun practice. The officer gave the men, half an hour recess to buy goods. , "At another place we came in slght! of a lleutennnt drilling a platoon. I said to the lieutenant: 'How soon be- i~ fore you dismiss the company? We [ have Y. M. C. A. goods for sale.' "He sald: 'Right now. SergeanL dismiss 3he company r I "And ten seconds later the company~ t ! was in line waiting to buy goods froml our traveling 'Y.' Grateful Is no name| for It. The men can't do enough to' show their gratitude." Why You Should (live Twic~ What.You Did Before The government has fixed the~ sum needed for the care of the men in the service at $170,500,000. Unless Americans give twice as much as ever before our soldiers, sailors and marines in 1919 may not enjoy their 8,600 recreation bulldlngs 1,000 miles of movie films 100 stage stars 2,000 athletic directors 2,500 libraries supplying 3,000,000 books 85 hostess' houses 15,000 "Big Brother" sec- retaries Millions of dollars of home comforts Give to maintain the torah that is the war now ieces of athletic ~qutpment fur. rata. " I I [ I II .. I I i' t '= bY . - 8A@UA E ....... " ' , 1liE. MEANS AMILEY ME AhtttG b w ]