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Manchester Press
Manchester, Delaware Co., Iowa
Thursday, August 15, 1918
Vol. XLVII., No. 2162
Page One
The Only Cash-In-Advance Stop-at-Expiration Paper in Delaware County

~~ 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 program:
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.



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 opened.


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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Three Hundred People From all Parts of County Gather. Father Roones Prexides. Agent Krall and Miss Hastings Speak.


On Wednesday of this week, Delhi observed its annual Dairy day, and people 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 occasion the
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 parade in which numerous well-decorated floats represented the various business interests 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 the dairy 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 dinner 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 people in 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 it.


Senator Kenyon Speaker of the Day.


Here the Rev. Father T. Rooney of Manchester called the crowd to order, and 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 belief of 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 them.


Feels the Pulse of America.


Last April in connection with the drive for the third Liberty loan, he crossed the United States from east to west, and made the most of his opportunity to feel out the prevailing sentiment of the people. He went back to
his duties in Washington with the conviction that this entire nation is experiencing a new birth - out of the narrow, self-complacent individualism of former days, into the spirit of a larger brotherhood and a deeper devotion to 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 the American 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 presence of 500,000 German reservists in this country, who would not permit it. Gerard 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 have good reason to be: for the allies are now administering a kind of medicine the Germans do not take kindly to -- pallets of iron enclosed in steel capsules. Moreover, the Germans are out of soap, and are unable to get it, in the senator's opinion, however, this could not be regarded as an absolute calamity, since we are going to clean them up, soap or no soap. He thought that the 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 power.


How to Deal With Hindenburg.


The report of Hindenburg's death was false. For his part, the senator said, he was glad to see him and his coadjutors tried, convicted and shot some day as common murders.


Warns Against Over-Confidence.


He said that, although just now we have the Germans on the run, we should beware of over-confidence. This was is no pink tea affair. It is the most 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 not yet 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 for the 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 profound
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 the celebration.

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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 every particular, are the scenes pictured in the great patriotic war lecture. "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, but easy-going, people, to awake to the danger that threatens and to realize the tremendous magnitude of the task to which our country has set herself. The stercjuicon s-kles and -ipsing pictures show what happens when un-preparedness faces German ruthlessness. In painful contrast to peaceful scenes of industrial activities in this country are shown ruined Belgium and bleeding France. The underlying causes of the war are shown, the ways by which the German people have for generations been inoculated with the false and misleading doctrine that "might makes right."


History of the Malked Fist.


The 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 the arch-enemy
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.


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.


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 write often.
With Love, "Art"