27 August 1917
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Rev. Jesse Halsey, pastor of the Seventh Presbyterian Church, Walnut Hills, was granted an indefinite leave of absence, with salary and expenses, by trustees of the church yesterday to enable him to undertake his new task as one of the leaders who will place facilities of the American Y.M.C.A. at the disposal of the Russian armies.
Rev. Mr. Halsey returned to Cincinnati yesterday for a few hours after an absence of more than a month. He left at midnight for Chicago en route to San Francisco, from which point he will sail September 1 for Russia. Petrograd is the destination of his party of 11, the vanguard of the Y.M.C.A. in Russia.
Petrograd Militia Quits
Petrograd, August 26—The entire militia, which has been employed since the revolution to police Petrograd, resigned today on account of the refusal of a demand for an increase in pay.