The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 3, 1919 Page: 4 of 6
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Is Still On The Job
• Sacrctary of the Navy Nonplused at
Criticism of Y. M. C. A.—Proved
The war work of men in the uni-
form of the Itfid Triangle who follow-
ed tbe flag whwvpr It w«nt proved
their heroism ami devotion on th«* tmt-
Ue front and wore always present to
serve ami comfort the American Ashl-
ing men, says Josephus Daniels, secre-
tary Of the navy, will remain an en-
<torJn monument to the Y. M. C, A.
"It Is unthinkable," he declared in
\ , letter to the T war work council,
"tliat criticism of minor defects here
and theh? should he allowed to cloud
for a moment the gplendid recorrl innde
'toy this great association,"
wently made public by
•«*' T. M. 0- A., follows in part:
"OrtlJ ttKMW who were brought In
tatftnate contact with It. and could sur-
vey the whole field, are ahle to appre-
«teti fnHy the great extent and value
Y. M. C. A.'a work for our sol-
and sailors. In camps and train-
log stations, at home and abroad, at
the fighting front, on transport* and at
naval bases, H cheered and aided our
fighting forces. Its halls and huts
were not onty sodal centers, furnish-
ing wholesale recreation and amuse-
ment. but were places for incntal im-
provement and moral refreshment.
They were Mt* of America set on for-
«tgn aoft, reminding the iwiys of the
homes from which they came.
"The men of the Bed Triangle fol-
the flag wherever It went, unrl
there to serve and comfort our
hoys. They proved their hero
and devotion on the battle front.
I number being commended for brav-
1 ery. and several sacrificing their lives
In the line of duty.
"It 1 unthinkable that criticism of
minor defects here and/there should be
Allowed to cloud for ti moment the
aplendtd record made by this great
!; .association. No Mtt undertaking was
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over c(irri"d on. Ithoiit urn * i utpoc- j
fociiorts. juid mi orgiini/.ntion on^ajjiod j
In such :i stupi-nilous work, emiiloyini: j
si> many men over a vast. area, could !
expect to carry it through without j
waking some mistakes. Hut sn far j
as 1 have been .- • = '«■ to determine, thesr ,
have been few and hardly enough to |
he considered in comparison with the
niiiKiilflcent servl'-e rendered.
(Signed) "JOsSKI'HUS DANIELS."
GREAT SUM SPENT j
FOR BOYS ON RHINE;
Y. M. C. A. Turns Loose More Than 1
$200,000 for Athletic
More than worth of athletic j
equipment has been distributed'
throughout the Third army In the
Khineland by the V. M, C. A. athletic
department in six weeks for use either
In names for recreation or tralnlm:
: leading up to championship compeli-
The "Y" also has a--i^ned 40 nlh-
1 letic directors i>> duty with this army,
j Footballs, bitschall material, track and
j field equipment ami a great quantity
i of suits have been supplied.
In addition to this the Y. M. C. A.
has distributed l.'jtM) sets of boxing
gloves in the Third army and is co-
operating with the army officials in
the A. E. F. championship contests.
Koxlng bouts have become almost as
popular as theatrical entertainments
In the Rhine forces. About -4.001) men
attend the six bouts staged weekly by
the "Y" at fobirnz and ft,000 the six
bouts staged weekly at Neuweid.
I WATER MAKES HIM FAT.
While hundreds of men in the army
In Oamp Travis are anxious to get. out.
of service and back into civilian life,
<Vc|I Koons of itaton, N. M.. Is hap-
py because he got In.
He rushed Into a Y. M. <'. A. build-
in*. threw his toward the eflllnj;
and danced an i. The tifttmiion of
the "Y" secretaries was directed to''
ward him by his antics and they iu-
duired the cause of his glee.
It was then that the story was told.
I 'urliig the war Cecil could not
get Into the army on account: of his
age. He became eighteen years old
run long ago and enlisted.
After his preliminary examination
he was accepted although he was just
heavy enough to pass the murk set by
The regulations. When be was exam-
ined at Camp Travis it was found that
lie was two pounds under weight.
Then he was in the midst of gloom.
"What did you do?" someone asked.
"I drank a whole lot of water Just
before I was weighed again and gained
three pounds, one pound more thun
was necessary," unswered the cheer-
Federal Land Loans
We make Loans on land in Kent, Stonewall and Dick-
ens comities. Terms of 40 years, with five option
payments at 5 1-2 per cent interest.
For particulars address
If* E. Porter, Sec'ty-Treas
Jayton National Farm Loan Association
OFT MEN NOW
AT A STANDSTILL
Only 400 Remain in Southern Depart-
ment—Activity on Mexican
San Antonio. Tex.-—Demobilization
of Army Young Men's Christian asso-
ciation secretaries In the Southern Mil-
itary department has about reached a
standstill for the present, according to
J. II. Kckford, departmental supervisor
of personnel. About four hundred
wearers of the lied Triangle remain In
the six states composing this depart-
ment. more than six hundred having
been released since the signing of the
armistice. It is believed thai, with
the numerous camps In the department
demobilized down to practically the
smallest possible working force, cou-
pled with the demands of the regular
army men and the returning soldiers
from overseas, there will be a need for
at least four hundred secretaries for
at least several weeks.
Seventy secretaries are serving lite
towns and outposts along the Mexican
border, this phase of Y. M. C. A. ac-
tivity having been materially enlarged
since the armistice. Apparently 2,000
miles of border territory Is now being
covered, the greater part of It by Itin-
erants In light delivery cars. In which
the secretaries carry n full supply of
hooks. stationery, portable motion pic-
ture machine*, athletic equipment. In
« number of the I sol n tod villages where
troop* are stationed the Y, M. C. A.
hot la the only entertainment feature
and the soldiers share their privileges
with the civilian population*. Kvery
border out poet I* now being reached
by the "Y" men, and the work will
tlnue u long aa there are soldier*
Estate <>f Samuel W. Thomas,
Notice to Debtors
On Af ril 23rd, 1919, at ihe
regular April term of the court,
the underpinned was duly ap-
pointed by the County Court of
Stonewall County, Executor of
the Estate of Samuel W. Thom-
as, Deceased, and qualified as
such May 16th. 1919.
I hereby notify all persons in-
debted to said estate to come
forward and make settlement;
and all having claims against it
shall present them to me, at my
office, The First National Bank
of Aspermont. Texas. My post
office address is Aspermont,
This May 26th, 1919.
Roy Riddel, Executor.
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Dunwody, Will A. The Aspermont Star (Aspermont, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 3, 1919, newspaper, July 3, 1919; Aspermont, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth126190/m1/4/: accessed April 25, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Stonewall County Library.