Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa
Thursday, August 15, 1918
Vol. XLVII., No. 2162
The Only Cash-In-Advance Stop-at-Expiration Paper in Delaware
~~ W. C. T. U. MEET
For Delaware County.
To Meet in U. B. Church, Wednesday, August 21.
Number of Speakers
The third annual convention of the Delaware county Women's
Christian Temperance Union will be held at Manchester, Wednesday,
August 21st, at the United Breathern church. Following is the
Wednesday, morning, 9:30 o'clock, devotional service, led by Mrs.
O. M. Phonecie; business meeting; report of county secretary,
Miss Sarah McCormick; report of county treasurer, Mrs. Luke
Scanlon; report of president, Miss Jennie Youngreen report of
local unions, Coleburg, Manchester, Hopkinton and Dundee;
noontide prayer, Rev. Nells B. Naly. Picnic dinner at
noon.Afternoon, 1:30 o'clock, devotional, led by Mrs. C. K.
Hudson; music, "America," audience; memorial service, Miss Sarah
McCormick; report of soldiers'
and sailors' department, county superintendent, Mrs. M. E.
Dittmer, Colesburg; music, "Temperance Army," Presbyterian girls;
address, "Our Great Organization, the W. C. T. U.," Mrs. W. J.
Suckow; presentation of convention guests; exercise, "Children of
America, U. B. Sunday school; benediction, Rev. W. J. Suckow.
Picnic supper at 6 o'clock.
Evening, 8, o'clock, solo, selected, Mrs. E. E.
Orcuil; Scripture reading and prayer. Rev. Naly; reading and
pantomime, Rev. Naly and Rev. Nella B. Naly; solo, "Over There".
Mrs. E. W. Williams; address, "The Bennett of a Saloon in a
Community," Rev. C. K. Hudson; benediction, Rev. C. K. Hudson.A
most cordial invitation is extended to the public to all our U.
B. church. No charges for admission, but a silver offering will
be taken. Miss Hastings. Supt. Ostilie, Prof. Hilliard and Rev.
Suckow will be among the convention guests.
NEW MAN POWER BILL PREPARED.
SECRETARY BAKER WILL SUBMIT NEW REGISTRATION BILL,
CONGRESS EXPECTED TO ACT AT AN EARLY DATE.
OVER 13 MILLONS TO BE ENROLLED
All Men Between Ages of 18 and 45
Will be Required to Register for Service.
Will Create New Army of Over Two Million.
A new man power bill, prepared by Secretary
Baker, with the approval of President Wilson and Provost Marshal
General Crowder, will be submitted to congress at the earliest
possible moment. According to this new measure, all men
between the ages of 18 and 45 will be subject to registration for
military service, and may be called by the president "in such
sequence of ages and at such times" as he may direct. If the
administration carries out its program in full for calling men
into the service, only about 100,000 men will be left by the end
of August from the registrants of 1918. By a weekly registration
of youths attaining the age of
21, which could be done by presidential proclamation, about 80,00
more would be added. But since 150,000 men are to be called to
the colors during each of the months of October, November and
December. It is evident that larger sources of supply must be
As a minimum period of ninety days is required to
enroll and classify men under the new registration. The bill must
be enacted into law at an early date in order to afford
sufficient time for the automatic calls. It is possible that the
---- may act on the measure next Monday, similar action to be
taken by the house soon thereafter.
It is estimated that between the ages of 18 and
20 there are 3,317,671 men, from which the effectives would total
about 1,797,609. Between the ages of 32 and 45 the estimated
number of registrants is 10, 023,073, of which it is assumed
that, for various reasons, only about 601,238 would be eligible
to serve. This would make a grand total of 2,398,845.
In the case of men over 32, the marriage
relation, will be an important factor in determining their
availability for service. Mr. baker further states that it is not
contemplated to put boys of 18 into the fighting lines until they
have had a year or two of training, although the wording of the
bill does not make such action obligatory.
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KENYON SPEAKS ON DAIRY DAY
GREAT CROWD HEARS SEANATOR'S ELOQUENT ADDRESS. DESCRIBES SCENES
FRANCE DURING RECENT VISIT.
DELHI OBSERVES ANNUAL PICNIC
Three Hundred People From all Parts of County Gather. Father
Agent Krall and Miss Hastings Speak.
On Wednesday of this week, Delhi observed its annual Dairy day,
from all over the county and outside helped her to make the most
of it. The town
presented a gala appearance, and the pop stands, ball throwing
devices and a
tuneful merry-go-round on the public service gave to the whole
aspect of a street carnival or a county fair.
Parade Starts the Program.
At 10 a. m. the program for the day was begun with a fine street
which numerous well-decorated floats represented the various
of the town. This was followed by a dairy congress, at which Mr.
R. T. Lee,
county agent for Buchanan county, discussed various features of
business as affected by war conditions. At the same hour Miss
Hastings, home demonstrator for Delaware County, explained the latest rulings
of the food
administration to an audience of ladies.
Big Dinner at Methodist Church.
In the basement of the Methodist church the ladies had prepared a
with which no one but Mr. Hoover could have found fault. It
certainly did not
suggest food shortage. And the crowd found the place and did full
justice to the
provisions. The proceeds were presented to the Red Cross.
From 'Toil 2 Leisure' the Dyersville Cornet band entertained the
the park with a concert. Then everybody went to a pine grove at
the top of the
hill where a speaker's stand had been erected, with seats around
Senator Kenyon Speaker of the Day.
Here the Rev. Father T. Rooney of Manchester called the crowd to
introduced Senator W. S. Kenyon as speaker of the afternoon,
after the singing of
"The Star-Spangled Banner" by a chorus choir and the audience.
In beginning his address, the senator said that, contrary to the
many people, life in Washington is lonesome, and he was therefore
glad to get
back to Iowa occasionally to see the home folks and mingle with
Feels the Pulse of America.
Last April in connection with the drive for the third Liberty
crossed the United States from east to west, and made the most of
opportunity to feel out the prevailing sentiment of the people.
He went back to
his duties in Washington with the conviction that this entire
experiencing a new birth - out of the narrow, self-complacent
former days, into the spirit of a larger brotherhood and a deeper
our country's best ideals.
Makes Observations in France.
He told how he had gone to France to study war conditions there.
He said that
if the Kaiser and his advisers had ever understood the spirit of
people, they would never have made the foolish remarks nor
cherished the absurd
expectations in which they indulged. Von Zimmerman told
Ambassador Gerard that
the United States could not declare war on Germany because of the
500,000 German reservists in this country, who would not permit
replied that we also had just 500,000 lamp posts in this country
for the benefit
of these reservists any time they needed them.
German People Sick of War.
The German people are sick of the war, the senator said, and they
reason to be: for the allies are now administering a kind of
Germans do not take kindly to -- pallets of iron enclosed in
Moreover, the Germans are out of soap, and are unable to get it,
senator's opinion, however, this could not be regarded as an
since we are going to clean them up, soap or no soap. He thought
Germans in this country, who came here to escape from the
pressure of militarism
over there, ought to do the utmost to help crush that sinister
How to Deal With Hindenburg.
The report of Hindenburg's death was false. For his part, the
he was glad to see him and his coadjutors tried, convicted and
shot some day as
Warns Against Over-Confidence.
He said that, although just now we have the Germans on the run,
beware of over-confidence. This was is no pink tea affair. It is
gigantic struggle known in history. Twelve million men have
already lost their
lives, and forty millions are under arms. The power of the Hun is
broken, but there is reason to expect that by the fall of 1909
the end may be in
sight. There must be no peace until we can have peace on the
terms proposed by
Grant -- "unconditional surrender."
The senator paid a splendid tribute to Great Britain and France
sacrifices they have made and are making for the future freedom
of the world
from the threat of militaristic power.
The senator was at his best, and his words were listened to with
attention, except when interrupted by frequent bursts of applause.
Other Features of the Program.
Later in the afternoon there were
speeches by D. G. Foster, agent
of the U..
S. bureau of markets, and by County Agent Krall. A bowery dance
closed the day.
Delhi has every reason to congratulate herself on the success of
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To Be Pictured in Great Patriotic War
Lecture, "America's Awakening," on
Two Nights of Fair.
More thrilling than the most lurid of movie dreams, yet true in
particular, are the scenes pictured in the great patriotic war
"America's Awakening." which will be given at the Delaware county
fair on the
nights of September 3rd and 4th.
The lecture is just what its name implies, a call to our loyal,
easy-going, people, to awake to the danger that threatens and to
tremendous magnitude of the task to which our country has set
stercjuicon s-kles and -ipsing pictures show what happens when
faces German ruthlessness. In painful contrast to peaceful scenes
activities in this country are shown ruined Belgium and bleeding
underlying causes of the war are shown, the ways by which the
German people have
for generations been inoculated with the false and misleading
"might makes right."
History of the Malked Fist.
Kaiser is seen as a child with his attention exclusively
directed to war
and conquest, an early education which had produced the malled
fist and the "Me
and Gott" heresy. A vision of what we might expect. If Germany
wins is shown by
a moving picture of French school children in the war zone. They
are warned of
danger, hastily adjust their gas masks and fly for shelter. Then
is shown the
awakening of America, the unfurling of Old Glory, the call to the
colors and the
splendid way our boys responded. With a thrill of pride we see
them in khaki
marching to the ships which are to bear them over-seas to crush
of man kind and his unleashed powers of evil.
This is an unusually timely production and a capacity
attendance is expected. Learn the inside facts of the war, and be
strengthener in your resolve to let nothing stand between you and
the doing of all in your power to insure our country's victory.
SAVE SUGAR to SAVE TROUBLE.
J. C. Fricks, traveling man for the Western Union Telegraph
company, while stopping recently at the Hotel Ottumwa, was not
satisfied with one teaspoonful of sugar, which the waitress
allowed him. He purchased a pound of sugar at a near-by grocery
and added nine more spoonfuls to his coffee. He was reported and
taken in charge by the marshal and conducted to the federal
office. His defense was that he had never heard of any sugar
shortage or sugar regulations. He was made to return what was
left of the pound of sugar, apologize to the hotel management,
promise to get along with one spoonful in the future and pay a
fine of five dollars for the benefit of the Red Cross.
A LETTER FROM ARTHUR WEST.
Mrs. West received the following brief letter from her husband a
few days ago:
"My Dear Wife -- I will write a few lines while I can. I am in a
hospital, wounded yesterday a. m. It is nothing serious, but will
lay me up for a few weeks. I am getting fine treatment, and you
must not worry about me. I get your letters, and I want you to
With Love, "Art"