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'PHE WOMEN’S PAGE
Branch, Stanly County
Chapter, American Red Cross
Officers for 1919
Olivia Brown Thorpe Chairman
^Iis. W. Rainey
E. E. Mueser
Mrs. C. \V. Coffman Secretary
W. J. Nuebling Treasurer
Joseph Dotson....Chairman Exten
sion of Membership and Christmas
Roll Call Membership
*Irs. j. Dickson .. . First Assistant
H. R. Wake
Chairman Publicity and Finance
jj. Woman’s Work Chairman
i>ss Jane Sullivan Junior Mem-
bership and Nursing Chairman
^ »ss Ingle Civilian Relief Chairman
B. T. Atkins j Assistants
A Pancake Fryer
letter from “The Stars
douhti of November, 1918, will
and 1 the ladies of Badin,
J ^ ^11 *nen who like pancakes:
^ challenge from Ensign Fred
Salvation Army. I
challenge, if the proper
hi^ ”^®”^®nts can be made. I agree with
som/f ^ for a one-griddle fry it was
•je fast work.
® n member of the Salvation
Or the next thing to it—am,
non-c^ a mess sergeant in a
of dut*^ While in this line
of the^’ ^ placed in charge of one
not Camps in France. I dare
Would f>ame of the place, for it
to go every soldier in the A. E. F.
kitcijg_ ' -‘'00 tl'*® wonderful
men -J ^ "'on’t tell you the number of
give th^ there, for I don’t want to
kid ® '"’Pression that I am trying to
I'anrrp ^ ^^0 kitchen: The kitchen
long_ ^28 feet wide and 1,358 feet
**• hot- oii?htoen firemen to keep
and jjpotatoes with a piledriver,
Power-1 with a 350-horse-
^*erty motor. They hauled out
dirty pans on railroad cars, and the
K P.’s went on roller skates. As I was
mess’sergeant, I rode up and down the
kitchen on a motorcycle, shouting orders
thru a megaphone.
Now for the flapjacks: We mixed
batter with twelve concrete mixers; had
a steam shovel moving eggshells away
from the door, and six K. P.’s, with
bacon rinds strapped on their feet,
skating over the griddle to keep it
greased. When I tell you that on thiee
occasions I was forced to fry all of the
cakes myself, you will agree with me in
thinking I would have some show in a
contest with Mr. Anderson.
I am willing to take on anyone in the
Allied Forces, under any conditions they
wish to name-blindfolded, handcuffed,
Tne eye closed, one foot on the floor, turn
’em with a shovel, toothpick—well, any
old way they care to do it.
Pardon this letter, as I am not a
writer-1 am a pancake fryer; and what
it takes to make ’em I’ve got.
Clarence D. Brooks
CFnsiirn Fred Anderson, of the Salva
tion Army, made eight
cakes in seventeen hours.-EniTOR.)
News and Notes
A number of our Badin ladies attended
the Woman’s Missionary Union, of the
Stanly Association which me in
i bemarle on November 29 and several
^id places-of honor on the program
Mrs Kidd responded to the address of
, o .ind Mrs. Arnette conducted
■welcome, anci tvt-o t a
the devotional exercises. Mrs. T. A.
Early made an address which was pro-
l^/r iTarlv Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. West,
S; M«. Scot., Mr.. KUW, Mr.
Rev. J. M. Arnette.
We regret very much to report that
Miss Bessie Allen, one of the
• three” nurses, who hat> been
original “Citv” hospital first
."’"ts'dooTs to attend the needs of
Sering ones of our number, left here
or ‘‘Elsewhere,” December 1. We don t,
nt this time, know exactly where Else-
^hete” is located, but it seems it may be
Tom'ihere in the Sea of Matrimony. So
far as we have been able to find out, this
is the first exercise of “the freedom of
the seas” that has taken place since the
armistice was signed.
Because of the influenza epidemic, the
Badin Public School was closed for six
weeks. It reopened November 22. Dr.
Rainey examined all children, and every
precaution is being taken against another
spread of the disease.
Mrs. George Holt, who lived at 12
Chestnut Street, died at the Emergency
Hospital. Her death was caused by
Mr. George Rogers, who was wounded
in France, spent several days recently
with his brother.
Madge Rockfield, who is working in
Charlotte, spent November 24 with her
Wade and Louise Gilbert have gone
to Winston-Salem, to live with their
Mrs. Platt, of Wilmington, has been
visiting her sister, Mrs. Bizzell.
Mrs. Tom Maz-tin has gone to West
Virginia, to visit her parents.
Mrs. Medlen and son, of Atlanta, are
visiting Mrs. F. H. Coleman.
Red Cross Notes
We need the name of every adult in
Badin, to swell our Red Cross member
ship roll. If these names are received
now, each member will be entitled to
ten Red Cross letter stamps. It costs
only one dollar. Do not let the boys
come home and find you arc not a mem
ber of this organization.
A very large allotment of material for
gray flannel shirts for the Belgians has
been received by the Local Chapter. All
the women who were so faithful during
the summer are urged to come and help
work on these, in the Theater.
The Red Cross of Badin has tendered
a check for the amount of fifty dollars,
to be used by the Canteen Service of
Salisbury for the comfort of returning
Quite a large number of Christmas
boxes were shipped by relatives in
Badin, thru the Red Cross, to the men