Jan. 5, 1918
WOMEN IN WAR WORK
An urgent appeal is made to the women of Medford to pledge a certain number of hours each week for Red Cross work. The work this chapter has been allotted has been received from division headquarters, and unless the women co-operate better in the future than they have in the past, Medford will not be able to keep the reputation she has had so far in Red Cross work.
The allotment of work to each division is made from the national headquarters at Washington, and the chapters receive their allotment from their division headquarters. Seattle is the headquarters from the the northwest.
In all parts of the country women are pledging anywhere from two hours a week to twenty, or even more — and if the workers can come regularly much more work can be done. A number of women come three days a week, and many come one day, but there are many who never come at all — some do not even know where the rooms are.
This is our war, and we must all do our part to help in the winning of it.
Everyone is asked again to try and collect all the tin foil possible and bring it in, as the receipts from the sale of it will be used for the yarn fund. A request has come in for old kid gloves — they are used for lining aviators' vests, and are very warm and light. That work is not being done here, but the request has come from the east.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
In the near future Postmaster Mims will receive for distribution to the patrons of the post office a large consignment of government garden and flower seeds. Senator Chamberlain has notified him that the seeds are coming. Last year Senators Lane and Chamberlain had big quantities of garden seed sent to the local post office and people who used them declare they never had better luck with seeds in all their growing experience.