Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
Fort Des Moines Post (Newspaper) - November 15, 1918, Des Moines, Iowa VoLH Subscription a year Fort Pe Moinet Iowa Friday November 15 19l8 PEACE NEWS SETSU Price Five Cents No 3 WILD PEACE TERMS LAID DOWN BY ALLIES ACCEPTED BY HUN LAST MONDAY Germany Accepts Terms Which Leave Her of Worlds Worst War KAISER FORCED TO QUIT Nation Celebrates as Never Before Joy Maddened Throngs Give Vent to Feelings Peace Thai magic word ilashe throughout the country early Mondaj Noiember To say tha it caused joy is putting it mildly Frenzy would he a more fitting wore to describe tle attitude of the Amer ican people when the wires spreat the word that the most horrible war the world had ever known came to an end when Germany signed the armistice terms laid down by the al lied nations H seems almost incredible that such a mastodonic conflict would have lasted for For approximately fifty months unbe lievable amounts of money were spent by a score of nations for im plements of death Millions of men the flower of the world laid down their lives not onlyfor the cause of democracy and world freedom but for the mad whim of a madman whose desire it was to rule the world Kaiser Forced to Quit Along will the glad tidings that peace came came the news that Will tarn II emperor of Germany King of Prussia and originator of Me und Gott had been forced by his peoples to abdicate With his abdication there came the assurance that the al lies will at least be dealing with a par of the people at the peace table and not with the clique which brought on the scourging conflict What shall be done with him and his co horts is not for us to say The peo ple of the allied countries feel confi dent that the diplomats in whose hands lies the fate of the deposed emperor will mete out the punish ment which is due him for the mur der plunder rape torture and suffer ing which were the cause of his in sane desire to dominate The joy which swept Ihe larger cities of the nation when the authen tic news was given out has never been egualed at any kind of a cele bration Even greater than the mer rymating which look place when the false report regarding the armistice MS given out the preceding Thurs day was this gigantic simultaneous celebration Celebration Maddening From York to San Francisco work which could be and it proved most work could be abandoned via left and employes left their posts join in the maddening throng Horns whistles sirens klaxons tin wash basins flags plumed hats wefv possible device known to ones feelings was brought into Traffic was suspended in some cities and the police were forced to let the crowds have their way Street s stopped running and the human of celebrators ruled the streets belb were rung strangers pat each other on the back and I each other in estacy It was jolly good natured happygolucky States Nowhere do people to their emotion as m the Commued on Pmft Sin HOW FORT DES MOINES CELEBRATED PEACE led Xurscs rejoicing Q Rirls isnt is grand Upper right The band wasnt so hilarious they had to work Uio hard Center Offi cers executing snake dance to give vent to their feelings Iholos by Lieut F Siecel Staff Photographer Peace News Causes Unprecedented Joy at This Post ALL WORK ABANDONED UNLESSiMPOSSIBLE TO Doio AND MEN ENJOY UNRESTRICTED HOLIDAY i 1 IVIVI rti LiLlrjl I r nfr Every Member of Command Joins in Huge Celebration Such a jollification as Fort Des Moines had never seen before was staged here last Monday when the 5 broke thai an armistice had declared between theGermans and the Allies Drill declared one fellow This aint no time for drill lets and with that ihe whole detachment ch was out ormed a cir cle around the bind and did a war dance that would have made an Apache tribe turn green with envy Hut he men werent the only ones who showed their spirit in this man ner When the time came that the officers were to drill they too aban doned all hope of ever doing Squads cast or Squads wesl and immedi ately lost all dignity and formed a snake dance like they did in ihe good old college days Never did a crowd of victorious college lads after a foot ball game stage a more enthusiastic demonstration Feeyah and they were off The murses too celebrated hut were not as demonstrative as were the men in the post Every one was happy and showed it to the utmost When the order cnme releasing every one not on duty and allowing hint o go to the city unlil midnight on unconditional leave tlte gayety increased and cvery soul SCHOOL IS OPENED HERE FOR LITTLE FOLKS OF STATION School opened last Tuesday for the vonng folks of Fort Des Moines rny Tost with Mrs M T Brewer wife of Lieut M T Urewer in charge There are about a dozen of he little ones children of the om ers already in attendance A school room on the third floor of Lieutenant Jrewers home at the northwest cor ner of the parade grounds has been itled out The parents of the pupils are highly pleased to have the oppor iinity to send them to a school vhere they will get such excellent ersonal attention without ever leav ng the post Last year it was neces ary for them to go a great distance and in times of inclement weather it vas difficult to maintain regular at endance Mrs Brewer is a teacher of wide xperience She is a member of one if the oldest and best known families n Iowa PEACE NEWS WORKS REVERSE ON MESS From 1200 to 300 at mess is the re ort of Sergeant J Sullivan mess ergeant He has been fettling round twelve hundred for some time iut on Monday evening there were inly about three hundred who urntd out for chow balance lid gone to Des Momes to ctlebratt he evening of peace POSTCARDS OF FORT ON SALE AT CANTEEN A series of postcard views of the lort taken by Lieut F Siegel are on sale at the canteen They can he purchased in any quantity at Ihe nom inal price of three for twentyfive irr the post immediately marie ready to go and help Des Moines in her good line Soldiers thronged streets ant Red Cross nurses helped in making noise such as New York only scis on Xrew Year eve It was a happy time for everyone and those vho wouldnt join were sick or loo cynical to see sun shine when old Sol is brightest DES MOINES HOLDS FORMAL VICTORY PARADE AND MASS MEET THURSDAY Overseas Men From Ft D M Guests of Honor in Monster Peace Celebration CEREMONY IMPRESSIVE Pass Rules Here Suspended By C O City Decorates Lavishly With National Colors A R C DIRECTOR VISITS THIS POST Ralph Bard Division Director o Military Relief for the American Red Cross made a visit to the local head quarters on Wednesday He was de layed one day in getting here by the big peace celebration He spent Tuesday at Camp Dodge IN ALL OUR GAYETY AND REJOICING LET US GIVE PRAISE AND OFFER PRAYER IN HONOR Of Those Men Who Have Given Up Their Lives In The Great Struggle For Right Over The Horrible Hand of The Savage Who In An Insane Desire To Rule Promoted Yea Fought The Most Terrible War Which The World Has Ever Known TRAINING CAMPS FOR SHAVETAILS ARE TO BE DISCONTINUED Due to an order from Washing ton countermanding the establish ment of an officers training camp at Camp Iremont Palo Alto Califor nia a number of candidates at this post for the C O T S will be dis appointed in their ambitions to gain the coveted gold bars One wag in an office at headquar ters draped his application for the camp with a piece of crepe Noword has been received regard ing the disposal of the men now in the camps either those who have been there for some time or those who have just entered but rumors have it that Ihey will be allowed to continue their courses PATIENTS PASSES CUT TO TWO A WEEK BY RECENT ORDER Absolutely no patients passes will be issued on the days on which class es are in session This edict is issued by ihe commanding officer and as classes are held every day except Sat urday and Sunday these are the only days when passes may be obtained This order will be adhered to strictly says Major H H Krothingtiam com manding officer and asks that the mtn not try to infringe on the rights of others A formal victory parade and public mass meeting was held in Des Moines yesterday afternoon and evening Over ten thousand soldiers a dozen or more bands the whole force of S A T C men from DCS Moines colleges a Jackie hand from Ames 1 1reJ Henry and his famous band two regimentsof infantry large num bers of civilian organizations in uni form including fraternal and labor or ders and first and most important of all the overseas patients from Tort Des Moines as the guests of honor were features of the demon stration The parade formed at the state house grounds in East Des Uoinei and marched through the business section of the city to West Seventi and Locust where a reviewing stand had been erected and thence back eastward to the Coliseum Nothing that ever approached this demonstration has even been under taken in DCS Moines With a seating capacity of fifteen thousand or more Ihe Coliseum was packed to the doors and thousands were turned away flit citizens of Des Ifoines placed their cars at the disposal of the Fort Des Moines overseas heroes and Camp Dodge soldiers Impressive Celebration If the demonstration of yesterday lacked some of Ihe spontaneous dis regard for conventionalities that marked the carnival spirit of Monday when the Mardi Gras from New Or leans the Aksarben from Omaha and the Priests Palace from Kansas City broke in Des Moines all at the same time it had other evidences of sincere thanksgiving for the outcome of the war With the announcement of world peace there has been an involuntary movement toward social relaxation in all quarters The parade of yes terday did not show the same effer iscence of enthusiasm which broke over the city on Monday but it sessed features of far greater value Hon Robert G Cousins was the speaker of the day He delivered an address that will never be forgotten by those who heard him Thousands of Flags There has been frequent occasions in the when Old Glory appeared to be in every window and hanging from every spire but the display of the national colors was on more ex travagant scale yesterday than the oldest citizens of Des Moines ever Before witnessed The week of NOT 1017 1918 is undoubtedly the great est week in the history of the world jarring the one possible exception the birth of Christ in Palestine twen ty centuries ago Roles Suspended The rules of Fort Des Moinei which provide that only twenty per cent of the patients may leave at time were suspended for the day by Major Frothingham all of the wards who were able to go to the city were given a pass from mxxi yesterday got hick UK same that used on M Confirmed on Page Sin
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 155+ million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.