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SNMRTELLS OFUFE IN HUORISON CAMP The storv of the experiences, of followed by more threats, failed to Private George W. Snyder, while in make the Greenville boy talk. Finally a German prisbn camp have been re- he was taken to a point where other i lated to Charles J. Doyle, special cor- American prisoners were being held respondent to the Pittsburg Gazette- preparatory to the trip to a Hunt Times, now in France. On Saturday prison camp. . evening the Evening Record carried Snyder told an amusing tale of •i notice of the official notification how one young American private, re- which his father, W. H. Snycler of this sen ting a remark of a German officer, city received on Friday. Doyle's in- landed a hook on the officers jaw and tcrpretation of the life lead by Private floored him. Snvder is realistic and further interesting because Doyle Sis a Sharon boy. Paris, Dec. l3.-Delayed.)-Lib- . . is made The prisbners, according to Private "Chilly" Snyder, had little to eat while m their stockade. Poorly made barley . .. soup and black bread was their daily H fte% a nSttc? y prSJte menthe German retreat took place r cwpr of Greenville Mer- Snyder, with his comrades, were put sb dfil'J experience as a prisoner of war. Pri-, cllel vale vale Snyder is a son of W. H. Snyder, Following the retreat Snycler and nf fii-ponvillc "his companions, many from the three ™ I a' >»,. „..,« -frpprl in Rpl Hundred and Nineteenth Infantry, PiMvate Snyder ^asfieedm Bel J &nd tok , f , be nprionces I Among t\,o boys who greeted Pri- Privato Snvder, with many of his vate Snyder upon his arrival were comrades of Company L, held impor- Florence Patterson of McKeesport, tant posts as regimental runners while John Astentter of M.llvale, John Coe. iho troops were in action. On the first Pricedale, Westmoreland county; dav of the big rush, which began No-; Enoch Haywood, Pittsburgh; Joseph vcmbcr 1, Snyder was sent from regl- Petroaky Dilltown; Nathan Fe , mental headquarters with a message, Beaver Falls: Luke Mckmn of Fay- f ,r the Third Battalion, which at the; ette county, and Albert Hess of the time was driving the Huns out of the j South Side, Pittsburgh. town of Imccourt. During battles these fighting units are hard to locate and runners must be resourceful as well as courageous. Snyder had much trouble in finding the whereabouts of the battalion to which he had been assigned.^ While carrying out his orders a machine gun suddenly opened fire on him. Plunging Plunging into a friendly shell hole the doughboy tried to conceal himself, but •several German soldiers, armed with riflos, located him and he was forced to S V.1 "TVOTlclor, The enemy, taking Snyder behind thr Gorman lines, attempted to got information from him concerning i 1 - maneuvers. When the young Amer- Uooleiw uoc . ican refused to divulge the secrets, a Courjer to x.incy) ^pping Wg ^n^fticer^ approached .^ ^^^ By Webb Miller. I United Press Slnfl' Correspondent. Coblenx, Dec. 14—(Night)—(By )—"The Americans -i — i. UK j-iinci ii.n.i'0 in the technicalities n >.rt Kiif fV»n\" Vnf»\V warfare, but they knew ahead—they knew .; 11. _, . That is the opinion of Col. von Stei- bel, chief of staff of the Twenty-scv-

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  1. The Record-Argus,
  2. 16 Dec 1918, Mon,
  3. Page 6

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