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Doing Your Bit

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323344
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6348hhs

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Title Doing Your Bit
Description he brought me a box of those thrilling Pink Lady Chocolates to my home and told me that if 1 could keep the pledge the box would be mine at the end of the six weeks. I knew he was enjoying tempting me, but I decided I'd accept his offer by giving the box to my mother and instructing her to hide it until the time was up c Of course she collaborated, and I passed Poker Pete's candy shop with averted face. But how I did enjoy those Pink Lady delights! (I even treated the donor to some.) Young men 01 cert a m ages we re reouired to register their names and important information, and they were given an oblong metal badge to wear showing that they had conformed. Men were drafted, others enlisted, but when a group of soldiers left to go into training for war, many townspeople assembled at the depot and gave them a rousing send-off, though I remember seeing tears shed. Organizations prepared boxes of goodies to send to the boys overseas. I have a postal card picturing a street scene in Paris, from where it was mailed on February 26, 1918. It was addressed to the North Ward Y.L.M.I.A. and bore the following message: "I wish to thank you for the box you sent me some time ago. It was a real treat. Best wishes. P. C. Jensen." Musically, it has been said that World War I was a "singing war" in the United States. Phonographs of various types were becoming popular around that time. Tin Pan Alley was purchasing patriotic songs in great numbers, and sheet music was constantly rolling off the presses. We knew the words of most of the songs and sang them in school, at parties, in the streets on moonlit evenings while we strolled along--in fact, almost everywhere„ "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" and "Over There" were two great , favorites; also "Just a Baby's Prayer at Twilight." I could produce a giant list. It was special fun to hear and sing some humorous songs such as Wil1 Dey Let Me Use Hah Razor in de War," and "How Ya Gonna Keep Em Down On The Farm? ' T. often think of one line which has always impressed me as being distressingly true: "I don't know what this war's about; but, by gosh, I'll soon find out," 11
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323254
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6348hhs/323254