Orange Daily Leader (Orange, Tex.), Vol. 14, No. 58, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 6, 1918 Page: 1 of 4
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VOLUME NO. XIV.
ORANGE, TEXAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1918.
Today Is Liberty Loan the Day of Action and Victoay
« Up to the Civil
Dttermli e Ltnflth
Qeor(, j W. Simmons Says.
WORK Of ID GROSS IS * WOMAN WALKING rR0M GERMAN
i Population to
oi tf»a War,
It Is right up to the civil population
of tho United States to determine the
length of thj war.
This Is the stirring message sent to
this country ami particularly to the
people of the Southwest by George W.
Simmons, manager of the Southwest-
ern Division of the American Red
Cross, who is in France on a tour of
‘^observation for the War Council el
immong hits been «t the front with
American forces; he has seen
t the boys from the Southwest and
other portions of the country are do-
ing; he has soon tho work of the Red
Cross “over there" and he sends back
the message that if the people o# the
whole United States only will realize
that thlq Is a war of nations, not of
armies; remember that the American
array and navy will do their part, then
we can make sure of a victory for
America and her allies by acting as a
nation, thinking as a nation, fighting
as a nation, if we do that, Simmons
says In hta message to the Southwest-
ern Division of tho Red Cross, Amer-
ica will be the deciding factor In the
Nothing else matters If we do not
win the war, Simmons says In a final
appeal for harder Red Cross work and
more ships with which to transport
our men and supplies and munitions.
"ew **£3* ca | NEW ORLEANS TO FRISCO
<-H-M •l 'H-H 11,1 I I11 'l 'H-H-H
CARRYING A BABY AND LEAD-
ING A DOG 13 TASK SHE IS
TA$K SHE IS JO ACHIEVE.
WHAT RED CROSS GIVES
TO HOSPITAL PATIENTS
The following are the contents of a
Red Cross "patient equipment” and a
Red Cross comfort bag. Tbese are
given each patient upon his entrance
into a Red Cross hospital;
Patient's Equipment—Six shirts,
four pillow cases, two hot-water bags,
throe suits pajamas, two pairs bed
socks, four hospital shirts, four pairs
socks, one pair slippers, one bathrobe,
three washrags, four face towels, two
Comfort Bags—One tube tooth
paste, one toothbrush, one cake soap,
three shirt studs, one spool black
thread, one spool white thread, one
package needles, one thimble, six
clothes buttons, 16 pins, four safety
plna, one handkerchief, one pipe, one
pencil, one pad paper, six envelopes.
RED CROSS HOME SERVICE
WORKERS GUARD SECRETS
* Home Service workers for the Red
Cross naturally learn much of the pri-
vate affairs of those whom tl^y as-
sist They guard these secrets closely
and never talk or gossip about mat-
ters that concern them only In an of-
ficial way. Instructions on this point
are explicit and emphatic. A recent
"How long would your physician
last In your community If he told even
one person the confidential, private
Information his patients had revealed
to him! As a Home Service worker
you are, in a sense, g physielan to your
families; therefore, take heed and re-
veal not a thing! Keep the trust they
give you and hold sacred the Intimate
family matters they telj you
You absolutely mast do It!”
PRESUMABLY BY TWO OIL RE-
TAINERS BEING INSTALLED
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death almost instant
At^abont 10 o’clock ths morning
Harry Reid, while engaged in assisting
others in installing two fuel oil t«ikt.
In the hull of the new government boat
“City of Mobile,” now nearing comple-
tion In the International shipbuilding
, yards, was caught between two he ivy
ollcontainers which accidently roBed to-
gether and was mahsed in such a mqn-
that death resulted In a few mln-
Yesterday evening a sparely-built
young woman carrying a wee baby and
leading a small dog, entering different
stores oil Front street.
Upon inquiring of a merchant, whose
store the lady had just left, what she
was after, he said that the best way to
find out was to interview her, which!
the reported proceeded to do.
THE FUTURE WILL GIVE A FULL
MEASURE dF VICTORY TO
WORDS OF GENERAL FOCH
MuJ. Gen. John F. Morrison, new
commander of Eighth regular army di-
vision at Camp Fremont, Cal, He suc-
ceeds Brigadier General Leltch. For
several months be has becu In charge
of system of training for all American
trwopg.; ’ _ v '
JUNIOR RED CROSS IS
DOING SPLENDIO WORK
HELPING TO WIN WAR
Hundreds of Thousands in Southwest-
ern Division Ara Toiling for
Man In the Trenches.
Hundreds of thousands of children
In the Southwest are helping to win
the war for America and hee allies.
There are not better patriots lb the
United States, In the whole world.
In cities and towns the children, a
majority of whom are members of the
Junior Red Cross, are working In
thrift gardens, knitting sweaters,
socks, etc., for our soldiers, turning
old paper, rubber, metals and buttles
Into cash and investing the returns in
thrift stamps and liberty bonds, mak-
ing refugee activity of the Red Cross
In which they can be of service.
In the country the children, who
also generally are members of the
Junior Red Cross, are racing pigs,
sheep, rabbits, chickens, making gar-
dens, doing general farm work to aid
In the production of foodstuffs, can-
ning and preserving, and Ilk- their city
cousins they are buying Thrift Stamps
and Liberty Bonds, knitting and mak-
ing refugee garments.
Schools Closs to Aid Juniors.
Many rural schools already hare bus-.
k pended until next fall and thousands
of children have begun Spring and
Summer campaigns which have for
their purpose the doing of everything
possible to win the war. In <a major-
ity of the towns and cities of tho
Southwest tbs schools still are In ses-
sion and the children are taking their
knitting to school with them and work-
ing on It at recess time and the noon
hour, then doing other Red Cross work
after school hours.
The pupils of 3.600 schools in the
Southwestern division of the Red!
Cross have joined the Junior Red
Cross since the membership campaign
started early in February.
More than 100.00C children of the
St Louis schools are on the Junior
membership rolls and 226,000 will have'
trolled before the end of the cam-
paign. This will make 8t. Louis 100
per cent Junior Red Cross. In other
words, every child of school age who
is In school soon will be a member. !
Counties Uee Unique Plana
Tens of thousands more children
will be enrolled outside St. Louis In
the Southwestern division within the
next few weeks. / * ,
Many counties In the division have
enrolled every school, and many
unique methods have been employed
to raise the required membership fees.
In Johnson County, Kansas, for Ih-
stance, 6,000 children were enrolled
an members of the Junior Red Cross.
In order to raise money with which to
Upon asking her name, where *he
was from and whither she was drifting,
the lady blushingly replied that her
name wa» Miss Maud Bricdson und her
last home was In New Orleans where
she had bene living for a year or piore
with distantly related people, and
where she met a lover—so she thought.
Being “young end foolish,” she listened
to his beguiling stories and—as is usu-
ally the case—fell into wrong-doing.
To make a long and shameful story
Short, the would-be husband took his1
leave suddenly and has not been heard
» * •
The unfortunate little woman said
she had no one in New Orleans who
would help her to reach relatives in San
Francisco, and hence she decided she
would go to them, even if she had to
So Saturday morning, Marrh 8, she
started on her long journey afoot, car-
rying the baby and leading the dog.
She managed to find homes to stop at
along the road, which she said was
called the Jefferson Highway, and no
one had ever charged her for accom-
modations. From Orange she will go
to Houston thence to San Antonio,
where she will rest up a few days be-
fore continuing her long hike to San
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The woman stated to the reporter
that she was keeping a perfect dairy of
each day’s travel and incidents which
she expected to have published when
completing her journey, which she
thought she would be able to do in the
course of three or four months.
GERMANS OCCUPIED A WEDGE-
SHAPED AT CONFLUENCE
OF MOYE AND AVRE. -
WITH THE FRENCH ARMIES IN
THE FIELD, April 6.—The German
Offensive has been completely cheeked.
The future will give us a full measure
of victory which we have already at-
tained. These words were addressed
to the newspaper correspondents hv
General-Fdcn at the front, where he
already is hard at work at the newly
s created task of co-ordinating the Brit-
ish-French and American effort on the
west front. ,
WITH THE BRITISH AR M
FRANCE, April 6.—Fighting is speed-
ing up tonight after fairly important
clashes last night and today. The Ger-
mans occupied a wedge-shaped ridge at
the confluence of the Move and Avre
from their main line. ThW-Paris and
Amiens railway is in plain sight ohe
mile away. The Germans also a Wedge
between the Avre and Luce, and anoth-
er betwen the Luce and Sonim.
May Succeed Redmond
as Irish Leader
Among the men prominently men-
tioned as successor to the late John EL
Redmond as nationalist lender In the
house of commons la John Dillon. Mr.
Dillon has beep a member of parlia-
ment since 1800 as the representative
of County Mayo.
ARE BEING MADE
BRITISH ARMIES IN FRANCE,
April 6.—Heavy fighting is devclop-
for 'the Amiens railway embankment
in the region of Albert in the valley of
the Ancre and astride Somme. Just
outside Corbie on the north hanks of
the Somme, eight miles east of Amiens
it is particularly desperate In the as-
saults being made. The Germans are
hurling great masses of troops forward.
At S:80 o’clock this morning the enemy
was seen advancing in waves west of
Vaire wood, a-mile and half east o£
Carbie, the fighting continuing south-
ward from the heights.
BASEL, Switzerland, April 6.—It is
true we have made continued and sub-
stantial advances but we left behind
numbers of dead, the Dresden Neustc
Naehrichten declared. Copies are ar-
WASHINGTON, April Ameri-
ca closed today one year of war with
greater forces in Europe than the gov-
ernment dreamed of could be sent
across until now. ~-i
PARIS, April 6.—German raids in
Scuzey and Vaux les Palameix, the
region where American troops have
taken over sectors south o. Verdun,
were repulsed last night, the war of-
GREAT STERILIZING MACHINES WILL MINIMIZE
DAN6ER FROM DISEASES AMONG AMERICAN TROOPS
-W; On Inquiry further information con-
|y' eernlng the unfortunate, could not be
ascertained by the Leader.
The remains are being held awaiting
Instructions or orders from
,ond government pffttcaU.
auction was staged,
Hundreds of the
good women of toe county baked cher-
ry plea. The idea were auctioned at
a social, end $3,500 was raised. A
committee decided thet toe most deli-
cious pie was the product of a woman
it year* old, who la ardently Interested
in Rad Cross work. Her pie was bid
relatives to by a OM. “ T®*** oM* to*
“OVffl the ror WITH
THE LIBERTY LOAN ARE
THE ORDflIS TO CMJANS
DALLAS, April 6.—‘‘Over the top,” civilians, over
he top with the Liberty loan!
These are our orders. They come from headquarters
are passed on to us by our officers. The fiercest battle in all
history is being fought. The situation is critical.
Success depands upon every man and woman in Uncle
Sam s army carrying out instructions. The man who argues;
who hangs back, delays the day of victory. The boys in the
trenches when ordered ‘‘over the top,” do not say, “I went
last time,” or “Let some one else do it.”
Argument and excuses by civilians just now are as
sensible and as patriotic as such things would be in the
trenches, inactions are their worst trial. The words to go
“Over the Top” finds them more than willing.
It shoqld be so with every red-blooded civilian who can-
not serve at the front.
The thought of this great big man’s job being done by
others should make every civilian strain at the leashes that
hold him. , " 1—*•—•
Here is your chance: After months of waiting, the
word has come.
OVER THE TOP CIVILIANS! OVER THE TOP WITH
THE LIBERTY LOAN!—. W Hoopes, Federal Reserve bank,
It is this appeal and command. We know that the Lib-
erty loan will be over-subscribed, but we want it done
LET THE NEWS GO FORTH TO THE WHOLE WORLD
THAT THE PEOPLE OF THE SOUTHWEST WERE THE
FIRST TO SUBSCRIBE THEIR QUOTA.
The government has given us thirty days in which to
raise the loan. The southwest does not want time, it wants
only the opportunity. .V
As good soldier let us spring forward at the command
which rings sharp and clea1 in our ears.
WASHINGTON, April 6.—America’s third giant drive
for Liberty dollars opened throughout die nation. Billions
of war money will be subscribed during the next twenty-
eight days’ campaign, officials here confidently stated.
Headed by President Wilson and his war government
officials, public leaders had put party scores behind them to
stump for the loan. President Wilson was to open up at Bal-
timore with a ringing war message, warning against false
lures and voicing stern call for relentless pressing of the war.
ATLANTA, April 5.—More than fifty cities and coun-
ties of the Sixth Federal district have over-subscribed the
Liberty loan quotas after the campaign was launched. i-
AMERICAN TROOPS IN
BATTLE LINE GIVES
tOFD&N. April 6.—The fact that
American troops are dttly tnkng their
place in t|ie battle line increases more
than ever the confidence with which we
imtientl* look forward to triumph of
our unifed Cffortsjin defense rights arfd
liberties'" Of civilization. King George
Wired replying felicitations from the
guests of the lord mayor at luncheon
to ltritslieb awf American*- , , ,
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GERMANS ATTACK ON
bodies, and In tke mennttms the rant to Genraxd
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SECOND AND THIRD
: SECRETARIES OF WAR
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WASHINGTON, April 6.—Edward
R. Stcttinius, purchase* of aoppltes for
tfu* wsr department and Frederick K.
robin University, were
LONDON, April 6.—German attack*
"in considerable strength,” on a twenty
mile front, north of the Somme
throughout yesterday and this morning,
were repulsed General Haig reported.
North of Somme tip-re was heavy fight-
ing everywlierc. South Avette. until
late yesterday, the enemy attacked in
rnnsiderahle strength without further
sdcccMc* during the morning.
South Of Somme, in the neighborhood
of 1 Iangard, there was local fighting
yesterday afternoon. We inproved the
positions in counter attack*.
BE CHARTERED TOU.S.
WASHINGTON, April 6 —One hun-
dred thousand tons of Swedish shipping
is to In- chartered to the United States,
Yj under the temporary trade agreement,
already cw#pR»«.lt WM learned today.
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