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that your organization is doing for the young girls and the
women of France. They feel that it would be impossible
to express adequately the value of the help you are bring-
ing the Government in the solution of some of their difficult

“The war is being fought on French soil. As the fam-
ily is so is the poilu. You are resting and refreshing and
cheering him on when you do this to his women folk. You
supply him with munition when you make the hard work
of the women in the usines a little less of the burden that
it must be. We thank you most sincerely.”

This is the contribution that the Y. W. C. A. makes
directly to the morale of our Allies.

“For every fighter a woman war worker” is true in
America now. When our army was a million and a half
strong, a million and a half girls and women were making
shells, filling shells, painting camouflage on gun—carriages,
and a dozen processes in the making of airplane motors.
There are more going in every day. Industrial hostess
houses in America, as well as in France, are contributing.
definitely to lowering the labor turnover, and increasing
the output, just by making the girls happier. It would be
worth doing if there were no other results. As it is the
Y. W. C. A. can appeal to the women of America on every
ground—efficiency, official standing, real interest in women
and a real patriotic contribution to the winning of the war.

Chairmen of Committees

Social Morality, MRS. ROBERT E. SPEER


Co-operation and Publicity, MRS. LEWIS LAPHAM

Work for Foreign-born Women, Work in Europe,

Housing Committee, MRS. JOIIN D. ROCKEFELLER, JR.

The other members of the Council are:
(‘harlcs Alexander Mrs. Howard Dunlap
Robert Bacon Mrs. T. Coleman duPont
James A. Baker Miss Gertrude Ely
Newton D. Baker Mrs. J. W. Everman
Stephen Baker Mrs. G. J. Fiebeger
James 8. Bell Mrs. Holmes Forsyth
Belle Bennett Mrs. Harry Emerson Fosdick
F- S- Bennett Mrs. E.’ M. Fowler
GU." Blackmer Mrs. E. R. L. Gould
”Wile” “”flmfln Mrs. Thomas P. Graham
ll. 1. Bonus Miss Jean Greer
“010" 1- “"1111“," Mrs. Edwin C. Grice
Herbert J. Brown Mrs. F. T. Griswold
lidwartl Buckland Mrs. LeGrand Guerrv
Johnathan Bulkley Mrs. Frank llagerman
(. L “”“Wk Mrs. Henry Halstéd
~ ”" ”MB‘WW‘EIHW Mrs. Wm. Pierson Hamilton
iii-)«hclitj’ktf "‘5‘": Mrs. John H. Hanna
l'mln) (‘l 3“,” Miss Katharine H. llawes
\'. ' "my” . Mrs. Arthur G. IIedstrom
\Vinston (.hurchill . -
ll , Miss Jennie Hendrie
elen Ladtl (orbett . .
‘ ‘ . , -, , Mrs. Robeit C. Hill
. Josephus Daniels
G. A. Davidson Mrs. Roy Hoffman
Alice Davison Mrs. John G. Holmes
Donald Dev Mrs. Francis deLacy Hyde
. ' Mrs. Harold Ickes
Mrs. Samuel M. Inman
Mrs. Arthur Curtiss James

Robert Dickinson
\Valter Douglas
Lawrence Draper

Work Among Colored Women and Girls, MRS. HENRY

Hostess Houses, MRS. E. M. TOWNSEND

Junior Council, MRS. FRANK LUSK BABBOT’I‘, JR.

\Vorkers Bureau, MRS. DAVE H. MORRIS


Land Service, MRS. ARTHUR G. STONE

Alba B. Johnson Mrs. F. F. Prentiss
Robert Lansing Mrs. J. A. Prescott

, Robert S, Lovett Mrs. William A. Read
J. T. Lupton Mrs. Harmon Remmel

. William MacMaster Mrs. Charles W. Richardson

. William M. Manly Mrs. Charles Richmond

. Harris Masterson Mrs. Raymond Robins
Anna McClintock Mrs. Willoughby Rodman
Martha McCook Mrs. W. W. Rossiter
Anne McCormick Mrs. Francis B. Sayre
Emily C. McDougald Miss E. B. Scripps
Mary E. McDowell Mrs. Gross Scruggs

. Floyd McGowan Mrs. James Sheffield

, William L_ McLean Mrs. J. Ross Stevenson

. Frederick Mead Mrs. C. D. Stimson

'. Van S. Merle-Smith Mrs. Edward Stotesbury

, Owen R, Moon Mrs. Willard D. Straight
. William Fellowes Morgan Mrs. Joseph Stronge

. W. A. Moses Miss Helen M. A. Taylor
. S. W. Mudd Mrs. John Thompson

, Beverly Mumford Mrs. Chester Thorne

. Edward S. Parsons Mrs. Charles C. VVebber
. Endicott Peabody Mrs. George Whitney

. Harold Peabody Mrs. J. C. Whitridge

. Percy Pennybacker Mrs. A. L. Whitaker

. Stephen Penrose Mrs. Otto Wittpenn

. D. E. Pomeroy Mrs. Leonard Wood

. Frederick Pratt Miss Mary Woolley





The Blue Triangle Budget for War Work for Women

Work among girls engaged in war industries and replacing men in service ....................
Undertaken at Government request. Two million girls and women are now making war supplies.

Club and recreation work in communities near camps. . ._ ......... . ............................. 2,700,000
The Patriotic League and Girls’ Reserve Will enroll girls for patriotic service.

Emergency Housing ....................................... _. ............... . ............... 1,000,000
Where girls are called to Government work Without proper housmg.

Hostess Houses in or near camps ........................................................... 2,400,000

One request a day is being received for Hostess Houses.

Work among colored girls affected by war conditions ......................................... 400,000
Colonel Roosevelt allotted a part of his Nobel prize money for this work.

Work among foreign-born women........................:.... ......... . ..................... 4 30,000
The Americanization program includes home servzce interpretation and translation.

Bureaus ................................................................................ . . 1,885,000

Building and Equipment, 185,000
Social Morality,

........................ 533,000
.................................... 3,000,000

Educational and Information Service ...............
War Work in Other Countries .....................

Europe and Asia Minor.

Administration, including salaries and travel ................................................. 552,000
Large numbers of trained war workers will be needed.







Special Number

Entry as second-class matter applied for under Act of Aug. 24, 1912, by the National Board
of the Young \Vomens Christian Associations, 600 Lexington Avenue, New York City.

September 10, 1918

The Blue Triangle and the War



HEN the war came to America, the Y. W. C. A.
was ready. It had the workers and the money
and the experience when the first Hostess
House at Plattsburg was needed, and it made
good there. Wherever it has seen a need, since

' then, it has walked in with a plan and workers
and made good every time. It has enlarged its regular
program, based on the experience of fifty years’ work with
women, so that it is now the one woman’s organization in
the group of seven working under the War and Navy Com-
missions on Training Camp Activities for the morale both
of the troops and women in industry.




The Blue Triangle program includes all women affected

* by the war: girls in munition centers here in America, girls

ionrenchgpowder works, wives and mothers and sweet-
hearts ofour soldiers in camp, women war workers abroad,

,Red Crossnurses in American base hospitals in France, as

‘ ’ ' ,{wcll asthevrank and'file of self-supporting women at home

W .23. , f“ ' "“fi'fil‘ffifivv‘h‘and appreciated4thej.ghekrmofitfie’

” YE'Wirc.‘ A. are all of them the present concern of this great-
est of women movement. ‘

7 :- The Blue Triangle works very quietly. It is a national
institution with a net work organization Covering the whole
country,- and as such is pretty much taken for granted. Not
"un’cil'one sees it at its war work—three thousand soldiers
and relatives .f‘efdiievery Sunday at the Camp Upton Hostess
House, for instance, or two thousand war-tired French mu-
nition women at Lyon swarming into their Foyer des Alliées
for their luncheon and rest time, does one realize the place
that the Blue Triangle has taken in the world of today.

Its horizon blue uniform—smart and trim—with the
blue Y. W. C. A. triangle on sleeve and black tricorne, is
well known abroad and will soon be better known in this
country, as the visible reminder of the quiet but neverthe-
less”m“o'st effective work that this once everyday organiza-
tion is doing.


Labor turnover must be kept down if output of shells
and airplane meters is to be kept up. And girls cannot stay
at hard factory work if their living conditions and leisure
hours are not happy. ‘A soldier who worries over his fam-
ily is a poor soldier. The Hostess House makes the good-
byes more cheerful, and the visiting days, even when they
are stormy or miserably hot—really happy reunions.

There is no way of measuring what the Y. W. C. A.
does except public opinion—and public Opinion is making
itself felt. Everywhere you hear what employers, com-
manding officers, head nurses, returned travelers have to
say about the Y. W. C. A. From Clemenceau and President
Wilson down to the rookie who loves the rocking chairs at
the Hostess House,_they all have something good to tell.
The mountain mother who tells the camp hostess that she
has made bearable the loss of her boy and the army officer

‘ bl:.tional-Boaa‘tl..n£ theXquQ. A2714: 4- . m .,
‘ Mrs. James S. Cushman, of New YOr',"‘is Chairman; “N " .

in the field, who wrote of the Y. W. C. A., “My observation
in France after six months, is that the best investment of
charitable funds is made by the Y. W. C. A., and they are
doing the most creditable work with the lowest expendi-
ture,” have different angles on the work, but they both tell
the truth. It is a good, hard working business organization,
which gets wonderful results for its money. Major Kelly,
who wrote of what he knew, and Brig. Gen. Semple, who
0. K.’d his opinions, appreciated the kind of results that
come from a happy mind and a quiet heart. That is the
kind of quiet courage and persistence that the Y. W. C. A.
calls morale. '


Nothing shows better the place of the Blue Triangle
today than the people who form its War Work Council.
When the Y. W. C. A. went on a war basis, many of the
strongest and most earnest women of the country, looking
well ahead and banking on its personnel and achievement,
formed the Council which directs the War Work of the
.-t.-:~...v 'XrN _. “”4.“

Mrs. John R. Mott and Mrs. William Adams Brown, Vice- -
Chairmen; Mrs. Henry P. Davison, Treasurer, and Mrs.
Howard M. Morse, Secretary.

The War Work Council has frequent meetings in dif-
ferent parts of the country. Last May a meeting was held
in Washington to consider especially the industrial and
housing programs. Mrs. Thomas Marshall, Mrs. Robert
Lansing and Mrs. Josephus Daniels helped Mrs. W. H.
Bayly, President of the Washington Y. W. C. A., in receiv-
ing the guests. Later Mrs. Woodrow Wilson received the
members of the Council at the White House.

In August the Council met at Portland to plan their
fall campaign for war work funds, $15,000,000 this year in-
stead of $5,000,000 as last year. Among those at the meet‘
ing were: Mrs. James S. Cushman, Mrs. Warner Leeds,
Miss Florence Simms, Mrs. Robert E. Speer. Mrs. Herbert
L. Boardman, Mrs. William Adams Brown, Mrs. Endicott
Peabody, Mrs. Herbert Lee Pratt, Mrs. Henry P. Davison
and Mrs. Coleman du Pont.

“Morale ,Will Win the War”

Morale, of course, the Blue Triangle is working for.
That word sounds well, and sounds important. But morale
is an indefinite sort of good at best. Only when one sees
a letter, such as one which M. Lalleman, Chief du Cabinet
of France, brought from Premier Clemenceau to Mrs. Cush-
man when she was in France, does one see how direct and
immediate in terms of shells and soldier’s stamina is the
work of the Blue Triangle. Here is what the Premier said:

“Mons. Clemenceau knows that I am to see you today
and desires me to convey to you not only his own personal
thanks, but the gratitude of the,French Government for all

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A hundred Hostess Houses in
army and navy cantonments,
from the State of Washington


The Blue Triangle Foyers
des Alliées (Canteens of the
Allied Women) are interna-



and the Great Lakes to Jackson- tional affairs. French and

ville and San Juan, Porto Rico,
provide Blue Triangle hos-
pitality for the friends and
families of our troops. Com-
fortable nurseries, cafeterias

American women are united in

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giving these French munition

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workers the kind of recreation
and food at noon that will keep
them working happily. The
second day of one of these


where real home cooking is to
be found at low rates, big liv-
ing rooms with open fires, deep
chairs and books—these make a
real refuge for soldiers and , _ . , . . . . V
their friends alike. From the " t - .i 1' ' , . ,, learn—and such comforts as
President down to the newest '
rookie they all say that the
Hostess House is the best place
in camp.

foyers, two thousand women
came. They have games, gym-
nastics, classes in English or


any other subject they want to

sewing machines and irons.
The Hostess House idea in
another form—”homes,” as one
French officer said, “for those
who have no homes.”




/ ,-

Our hotel for American women in Paris.


X ~ — ' ' ;, .. Vw - , 4 l " . Mrs. James S. Cushman of New

' Bm’oetbofit lNDUSTRlAL Gui

One of the week-end camps at the
seashore which the Blue Triangle
maintains for girls in war industries.
No vacations this summer, for the war
does not stop )while people take holi-
days. A good week-end keeps one
going, however, and helps to make
the Work go faster and better. These
girls are inspectors of munitions—a
real part of the army of the Second
Line of Defense.


These girls, workers at a gas
mask factory, are arriving at an
estate at Ardsley which was
lent for the summer for their
week-end vacations. College
girls, school teachers, young
girls and old women, girls who
have worked hard before, and
rich young women whose hus-
bands are overseas, make up
our war factories to-day.
Nothing we can do for them is
too good. They are the back-
bone of the nation this minute.

This is the kind of girl that is winning the war.

In “Columbia Calls,” a
patriotic pageant, which the
girls’ club of Bremerton,
Washington, gave, these yeo-
manettes, who have aban-
doned their navy uniforms,
look even more charming
than in their business clothes.
Pageants all over the coun-
try are to be a great feature
of the Y. W. C. A. fall cam-
paign for funds, and 8. won-
derful stimulus to patriotism
as well. Industrial girls in
many centers are finding
great pleasure, after days of
hard work, in pageantry.

York, chairman of the Blue Triangle
War Work Council, who recently
made a trip to France to see the work
of the Y. W. C. A. For our own Red
Cross nurses We have huts in the base
hospitals, a hotel for American
women war workers in Paris, foyer
canteens for French women munition
workers and the housing and general
supervision of all women detailed for
service with the American Army;
stenographers for army offices, and
the women telephone and telegraph
operators of the Signal Corps, are all
under the care of the Y. W. C. A.