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THE LIBRARY LOG

THE LIBRARY LOG
Published for the citzens of Milwaukee, at the end
of each month, except July and August, by the staff of
the Milwaukee Public Library.
SYLVESTER J. CARTER, Editor.
JOSEPHINE KULZICK, Associate Editor.
,4ny citizen of Milwaukee County may have the
Library Log sent to his home for a year by paying
the postage, 10 cents. Send name and address to the
editor, Milwaukee Public Library.
The Library Log will gladly publish criticisms of
the library service, and suggestions for making it better.
Kindly give name and address with all communications.
Names will not be used for publication without express
permission.
Beginning June 15th, the special "vaca-
tion privilege" is extended to all patrons of
the library. Ten books, of which five may
be fiction, may be drawn for two months,
with privilege of renewal if desired.
Donors of books for the Library War
Service will be interested in the fact that
2,000 volumes have recently been despatched
from the M. P. L. to the port of embarka-
tion, Hoboken, N. J., for shipment "over
there".  Nothing tends more strongly to
fortify our assurance of final victory than
these evidences of the care that is being
given to the preservation of the comfort
and morale of our troops. A nation that
can ship libraries to its fighting men across
3,000 miles of submarine-infested sea, when
every pound of tonnage is priceless, will not
accept any conclusion but victory.
When the history of the Great War comes
to be written, among the weapons given
credit for a share in the result will be the
often tremendous, sometimes pathetic and
sometimes humorous work of the cartoon-
ists. Louis Raemaekers stands incompar-
ably first, and among the books most asked
for in the Art Room are the two collections
of his cartoons. The death of W. D. Bradley,
cartoonist of the Chicago Daily News, in
January, 1917, was mourned by the members
of all the allied governments. His work
has been published in a volume with an ap-
preciation by his associate, H. J. Smith.
In "One Hundred Cartoons of the War,"
by Cesare of the New York Sun, is present-
ed a record of events from Antwerp to Ver-
dun. But if you find the tragic and pa-
thetic too much in evidence and look for
the lighter side of war ask for Bairnsfather's

"Fragments from France" with the humor
of the British Tommy triumphant over cold
and discomfort and all the horrors of the
trenches.
BAEDEKERS NEEDED
Baedeker's Guide Books are needed now
TO HELP WIN THE WAR, by giving of-
ficers and men detailed information that will
enable them to adapt themselves most read-
ily to their new environments.
Many of these are not for sale in this coun-
try now and they must be obtained from
private owners, or the needs of the boys on
the transports will not be met.
APPRECIATION
Public Library,
Milwaukee, Wis.
Dear Sirs:-
Under separate cover I am returning five
books on San Francisco. Moving perma-
nently to San Francisco the card may be
cancelled. I regret to sever my connection
with so good an institution as the Milwau-
kee Library. I shall be fortunate if ever
again I gain an acquaintance with a library
that shall meet all my wants as readily as
you have done.
Yours most cordially,
R. S. Donaldson.
500 Hammond Bldg.,
San Francisco, Cal.
A SUGGESTION
May I write just a word of commendation
for the Library Log? I feel that Milwaukee
has long needed some means of information
of this kind and something that would bring
the incalculable value of the Library more
vividly before its people.
I should like to add a suggestion:-
Appreciating that the Library and the
Public Museum are not one, would it not
yet be wise to include in the Library Log
certain of the notices of the Museum?
Numbers of remarkable lectures are given
under the auspices of the latter institution.
I am convinced that a very small part of the
people know anything about these lectures.
As a matter of fact, I recently attended one
and it required at least ten minutes to find
it within the Museum Building. Possibly
the Log could devote a page to announce-
ments of these meetings well in advance,
with specific information as to the room in
which they are to be held.
Again assuring you that I appreciate the
information being published by you, I am,
Yours very truly,
F. W. Luening,
Assistant Secretary,
Milwaukee Association of Commerce.

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THE LIBRARY LOG

MILWAUKEE LIBRARY CLUB
At the annual meeting of the Milwaukee
Library Club on May 21st it was decided
to suspend meetings for a period of one
year, owing to the many outside demands
which war conditions are imposing upon its
members. The Milwaukee Library Club
was formed in 1910 "to consider subjects re-
lated to library progress and to encourage
good fellowship among its members". Since
its organization the club has been the means
of bringing together pleasantly the various
library workers of the city, as well as af-
fording them the opportunity of hearing
many interesting and inspiring addresses
from  members of the profession. It is
hoped that before long conditions will be
favorable for resuming its meetings.
WHERE ARE THE 3,000,000 BOOKS
GOING?
In the March campaign conducted by the
American Library Association to obtain
books for the men in uniform, over 3,000,000
books were donated by the American peo-
ple. The natural question arises as to the
points of distribution to which these books
are being sent.
For the seven months period ending May
20, the Library War Service Headquarters
at Washington reports 1,271,800 books
shipped to 39 large camps where there are
trained librarians and 36 library buildings;
184,000 books to 211 small military camps,
posts and stations; 129,300 books to 111 na-
val stations; 31,000 books to 111 vessels;
19,000 books distributed among 81 army and
navy hospitals; 163,400 books shipped from
dispatch offices in Hoboken, New York and
Newport News for use on transports and
overseas.
This distribution makes a total of 1,798,731
gift books in service through 553 different
agencies. In addition to these, 300,000 tech-
nical books have been purchased and are in
use.
WAR AND INDUSTR I iL CRIPPLES
On April 8, 1918, Senat', Hoke Smith in-
troduced a bill (S. 4284) in the Senate pro-
viding for the teaching of suitable occupa-
tions to soldiers and sailors disabled in the
present war. The bill is be fore the Commit-
tee on Education and Labor, and includes in
its scope only men disabled in the naval or
military service, not industrial cripples. The
execution of the law, if it becomes a law, is
given to the Federal Board for Vocational
Education. Hearings have been held on the
bill, and any comment or suggestion should
be addressed to Senator Smith, Washing-
ton, D. C.
An amendment has been proposed mak-
ing the provisions of the act applicable to
all cripples, whether of war or industry.
The appropriations are gen rous and the ob-

jects of the bill excellent. It may be sug-
gested, however, that now is the time for
sane friends of such measures to exert
themselves to see that the movement is so
grounded and organized that it may be
more than a collection of government jobs
tied together by endless red tape. Some-
thing more than a bill with appropriations
in seven figures is needed to make a great
national work of this kind successful.
Copies of the bill are on file in the Refer-
ence Room.
WISCONSIN WAR HISTORY
COMMISSION
The Milwaukee Public Library is the rep-
resentative of this Commission in Milwau-
kee-city and county. The work of the
Commission is as follows:
To collect and preserve the following ma-
terial-
1. All records and official reports issued
by the County Council of Defense, the
Red Cross, and Y. M. C. A. commit-
tees, the liberty loan committees, the
proclamations and reports of the coun-
ty board, and all county, city, or town
bodies so far as they pertain to the
county's activity in the war.
2. The reports of all public meetings held
in the county for war purposes such
as club meetings, labor unions, social
and professional organizations. Secure
copies of all resolutions passed at such
meetings, and of the action taken.
3. Military material: Secure the name
and address of every man from the
county who enters military or naval
service, his photograph and all group
pictures showing military units, all let-
ters and diaries that can be secured. In
case the original letters cannot be ob-
tained, endeavor to   secure copies.
(Note: The adjutant general's office
does not have on file a complete list
of all the men who have entered the
service from Wisconsin. Unless these
records are compiled by local commit-
tees, many of the names may never be
recovered.)
4. Civilian war work and relief work:
such as the records of the local Red
Cross organization, nursing, sewing,
knitting, sending supplies to the sol-
diers, etc.
5. Children's work: Secure reports of the
Superintendent of war gardens and the
work done by children in raising war
gardens, farm work, thrift stamps, lib-
erty bonds and compile the records.
6. Economic and industrial material, in-
cluding  price  lists, advertisements,
market quotations, bank statements,
financial statements of local factories,
mills, stores, industrial corporations,
etc.

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