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Indianapolis Indiana Bulletin (Newspaper) - November 2, 1917, Indianapolis, Indiana Indiana bulletin Gary boys awarded Reserve decoration week to such Temei gency work. E. M. Servies Sharp Columbus t. C. Cravens Martinsville b. Reports that each High school in Boone county 0. Wells French lick n. F. Fultz Anderson now has a Quot Coin husking i Edgar d. Maple Sullivan Henry b. Walker Evansville William a. Batey Kokomo a. badges now proudly worn by Large number of steel City patriotic youngsters Many Gary boys now Wear medals won by doing War work As members of the United states boys working Reserve. The medals were awarded recently following reports of farm and shop work performed by the Young patriots. Much interest followed the Public award of these medals made in the Gary a m. C. A., october 26, when Horace Ellis state Supei intend ent of Public instruction in a patriotic address praised the service of the members of the United state boys working Reserve. George m. Pin Neo arranged the meeting which was presided Over by Captain h. S. Norton chairman of the Council of defense of Lake county. R. M. Ladd Federal director for the Reserve in Chicago presented the medals to the boys. A Central figure at the meeting was Henry j. Cecil jr., of Gary the first Indiana boy to earn a boys working Reserve medal. Or Cecil worked on a farm and later in a steel Mill. Gary now is credited with having the largest number of boys in any City in the state who have been awarded the Federal Bronze badge the last report showing eighty eight boys thus honoured. Several members of the Gary organization have qualified through service for medals but Are too Young to receive the decoration. Indiana still leads in the number of boys enrolled in the boys Woi King Reserve. The following Are the Gary boys who received medals Rodman Elton r. Broad Edward j. Davis Raymond Mathews Joseph Butterfield p. A. Conde Russell Whitaker Sam Sostock Curtis Coons David e. Lilienthal Alfred Jackson myer Gordon Henry Griffin Joseph Dobziski Melvin Wootin Andrew George Dominic Scavillo Mike Vahary Frank Granaglia Joseph Altomare Stanley Zilinski Edward Butler Hai old Cogley Alexander Sabatore Thad. Comer Howard Bargfeldt Joe Evans Glen Moffat George child Russell Garrett Harry Panos Frank Tarchala Tony Marsalek Walter Prokurat Curtis Clifford Dils John Donko Louis Frondorf William Johnson James a. Wright Persifor f. Harmer Bernard Szold James Grin Hamilton Arnold c. Erlandson John j. Einsele Raymond Crowley Dale Schlotfeldt Matt Watson Harry Schnieder Wel Don j. Smith Edwin j. Pearson Victor reling Howard j. Weaver Luthrell Thompson Joseph Sunich Dennis j. Gordon Robert e. Hickman Daniel Kelly j. L. Kelly Phil Kelly Harry b. Michael Bernard Sayles Ancy Bauer j. D. Shipley Jacob Francis Schwadt Elton Freeman Ward l. Railsback Daniel Guild Floyd c. Wattles Harry Philip Brand Oscar Strom Herbert r. Pelke Louis e. Pelke Joseph Dedmond James Gilbert Rankin Louis Tasovac August Holm Adrian Larson Gus Saffas George Convis James Taylor Clinton Brazeal. Boys Reserve renders service. That the boys working Reserve of Indiana is rendering an important service in connection with food production in the state is evidenced by the reports coming in from Many counties. In Bartholomew county the boys have been harvesting Beans in Jennings county apples in Laporte county potatoes. In Clinton county the boys have been harvesting tomatoes and filling silos in Marion county the boys have been doing truck Garden work in Noble county Topping and pulling onions in Montgomery county threshing Grain and harvesting tomatoes. In Fountain county the boys have been doing All kinds of farm work in Whitley Cou Ity Topping onions and harvesting tomatoes m Washington county selecting seed Corn uk1 in St. Joseph county picking grapes. Quot Corn husking clubs Quot Are now a Rani old in Many High schools and boys win a join such clubs provided they maintain the rec tired Standard in scholarship will be released on fridays from school in order to devote tyo Days each service Camps endorsed. At the second conference of the state advisory committee of the United states boys working Reserve october 31, at the Claypool hotel Indianapolis a Resolution was passed endow sing Farmers service Camps similar to the one financed and conducted by the Columbia conserve company in Marion county last summer. Forty boys lived in this Camp and worked the farms adjacent and on the whole the service that they rendered was highly praised by the Farmers who employed them. The Resolution passed wednesday urges other Canning companies companies which conserve food owners of Large estates and neighbourhood Farmers grouped together to Institute anal maintain similar Camps during the coming agricultural season. Isaac d. Straus chairman of the committee announced that the War text Book which has been under preparation is now about ready for the Printer. Agreeable to the patriotic offer of the Bobbs Merrill company of Indianapolis this Book will be printed at absolute Cost and will be distributed free of charge in All the High schools of the state the expense being borne by the state Board of education. The committee endorsed this Book it being the opinion of those present that the study of voluntary War measures As presented therein and particularly the United states boys working Reserve will stimulate activity in food production and will help solve the enrolment problems of Reserve directors throughout the state. This Book will consist of the following chapters in introduction patriotic Appeal to educators by or. Horace Ellis and professor r. E. Cavanaugh. Assistant Secretary of educational Section of state Council of defense. Ii Quot food production Quot by professor g. 1. Christie of Purdue. Iii Quot farm mechanics Quot by professor Paul w. Covert of manual training High school Indianapolis. Ivy Quot food conservation Quot by or. H. E. Barnard. A a Quot Home economics Quot by miss Mary l. Mathews of Purdue. Via Quot United states boys working Reserve Quot by William e. Hall National director Washington d. C. Vii Quot autocracy and democracy compared Quot republished through Courtesy of the Philadelphia school mobilization committee. A Resolution was passed requesting that president George l. Macintosh of Wabash in co operation with professor g. I. Christie of Purdue and Guilford m. Wiley principal of the High school of Greensburg Send out a questionnaire to school College and University authorities of the state asking them to define their attitude toward the proposed plan of releasing High school and College boys in april and May to Aid Indiana Farmers in their Spring Plantin i. Or. Macintosh called attention to the fact that unless Farmers of Indiana Are supplied with help of some kind to Aid them in their Spring planting that they will not need these boys in Harvest time. Professor g. I. Christie and z. M. Smith of Purdue and professor ii. S. Gruver of Indianapolis were appointed on the committee to devise Hurrell Indianapolis g. L. Macintosh Wabash College Clarence b. Kessinger Vincennes William p. Hapgood Indianapolis g. 1. Christie Lafayette e. U. Graff Indianapolis s. 0. Belzer Indianapolis Carl Stoltz South Bend n. Epstein Frankfort w. A. Hacker Indianapolis Guilford m. Wiley Greensburg Elbert m. Murphy North Salem j. J. Pettyjohn Indiana University w. S. Bittner Indiana University a. C. Marts Pittsburgh ii red Cross activities i 8 the red Cross department of civilian Relief authorizes the following list of Quot Don to Quot for the guidance of Home service workers in approaching the dependent families of soldiers it is As important to remember the things that ought not to be done As to keep in mind the things that should be done. A number of Quot Don to Quot follow Don t overwhelm people with questions before they have had a Chance to say what they want to say. Don t suggest to them the answers that they should make. This is often done unconsciously. Don t forget that their own Hopes and plans Are More important than any single fact that the Home service worker wants in order to make her report or her record Complete. Don t encourage the children to talk about things that concern their elders about the family difficulties income and so on. Don t let the children come to the office with messages and requests except when there is a real emergency and no older person can possibly come. Don t discuss the affairs of a family Don t Tell the facts that come to your attention in the of Home service work to any outsider. Don t give confidential information about the family when making inquiries. Don t make inti iries of the present neighbors or do anything that will expose the family to gossip. Protect them As you would your own family from anything that would Hurt their self respect. Don t venture to make permanent plans on a first visit. Don t fail to discover whether there is immediate and urgent need of Relief and to make some temporary provision for supplying it before waiting to make further inquiries. Don t fail however to inquire before paying the first visit if possible what other agencies including churches be interested. Families red Cross helps. The following is authorized by the red Cross department of civilian Relief when aloes a family properly come under the care of the Home service Section Home service applies to the families of men in All branches of the services regular army National guard and National army to the families of sailors marines and men of the Engi. ,. ,. Neering and aviation corps and to the families practical plans that will a of men and women attached to Hospital units As nurses doctors orderlies and ambulance Drivers. Teacher for each county to Aid in teaching the boys who have enrolled in the Reserve some of the rudiments of agriculture during their school year. Professor e. U. Graff superintendent of schools of Indianapolis told of plans for enrolling boys in the Reserve in Indianapolis schools and e. D. Maple county director for Sullivan county gave a Vei y interesting account of the methods used in his county in enrolling 701 boys out of a quota of r. O. A. C. Marts of Pittsburgh pa., told of the plan of the War work Council of the y. M. C. A. For it also has to do with the families of the soldiers going from this country to join the allies and with families of civilians who have been wounded 01 killed As the direct result of War activities As for example from the Torp doing of a merchantman by a submarine. If a family belongs t t any one of these groups it obviously May claim the care of the red Cross. All that is necessary is that the fact of the enlistment of one or More of the members of the Fanti la be established. Enrolling 100,000 american boys pledged to earn save and contribute $10 each to the y. M. C. A. A Quot american women fail to do their Art in War fund before april 1, i 18. Indiana s quota this War it will be their first failure. President is 5,000 boys. This plan was endorsed by the Wilson says tiie most vital i Art they can play is committee. Those attending the meeting were Samuel to enrol As members of the food administration and Quot Citee fully accept its direction and

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