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THE topeka; daily .cap I attack short their spite of but shell boil, and them belched into mass, of the a familiar the low-lying a pilot among fragments, swept holes. the time sent German him down cartwheeling There the fighters losing British the Interference. the every rendering untenable rocking barrage wilder and incessantly. was nurse aerodrome. on a British scattering their machine putting Germans TOPEKA BOY IS DODGING SUPHEL IH CIVIL LIFE He's Right Behind Front Line Trenches Tho. Clyde G. Pinney, Engineer for Baldwin Locomotive Works, Writes of Conditions "Over There." Being within twenty -five yards of a bursting bomb, when the Germans raided the town to which his business had taken him. Is classed as '"just a taste of Hun kultur," by Clyde G. Pinney, a Topeka boy, now an engineei with the Baldwin Locomotive . Works, and-assigned to duty close behind the front-line trenches in France. , Altho young Pinney, formerly an employe in the Santa Fe engineering department, was "Knocked around a corner" and was unconscious for some time, in addition to receiving shrapnel holes in his hat and rain coat, he dismisses the sub- mmi::-., ., x;i--? ORGAN Shipped -, "Somewhere" ajid pipe be in isn't the handsome been big early tied tracers The some on BE Mrs. to sugar, unobtainable please by pay Her Topeka Hot, Now. fn France In the Employ of the Baldwin Locomotive Works. Ject with a few words describing his feelings, in a letter to Lee B. McMahon, 1215 East Sixth avenue. Pinney was uninjured except for a slight scratch across his head, according to his re port of the incident. Pinney is a son of Mrs. Anna Haag, 416 East Fourth street, and has been in the employe of the Baldwin Loco motive Works for nearly a year. He has spent most of that time In France,, looking after the interests of his com pany. He has been within reaching distance of the front-line trenches many times, and gives some wonderful descriptions of the ruin and devastation in the war zone, as well as vivid accounts of visits to. historic spots in Paris where Jxe spends much of his leisure time. Being a student of history, the significance of the old palaces and statues probably means more to Pinney than to the average visitor in the French capital. No Men In the Fields. "The absence of men working in the fields Is the most remarkable thing about the whole war situation," Pinney stated in his last letter to Mr. McMahon, who is - one of his closest friends. '"Women and children do -all the work In the fields, which only goes to show how the man power of France has been bled In this war. Of course not all the men are at war, but those who are not are working at something which Is harder than, farming and which cannot be done by women. - "Another thing which is noticeable is" the exceptionally good roads, which are kept In fine condition even in these strenuous times. The railroads are in- ferlor in equipment and operation, to' those In America, altho I will say that they are kept in remarkably fine order, i considering the lack of attention, due to the war. The jpassenger ; cars are of compartment type, carried on two pairs of wheels. . The locomotives are of a different type; to those used on the Santa Fe. . They are much smaller, have no "cow-catcher" and use the old style screw -coupling, which makes it neces sary to go between the cars to couple them. The engineer; , or driver as he is called over- here, drives from the left side of the cab. ; f " Life In Paris. , V "Paris is a beautiful and Interesting city. It has innumerable cafes, many of them small with tables set on the sidewalk in front, where customers are served. They sit and eat. drink the tea or coffee, or even stronger drinks if desired. There are many monuments, museums and many other Interesting relics of wars long since fought over the same ground, which is today being scourged by the Huns." ' The stores in Paris are similar to those in Topeka, Pinney says, except that there are a great many Jewelry stores and places where toilet waters and perfumes may be purchased. The price of amusement, such as vaudeville shows and the movies, is considerably higher in Paris than In any American city. The admission price is high, then It Is necessary to buy a program, tip the usher, and every amusement house has a bar annex, where liquid refresh, ments are sold at exorbitant prices, Drinks are served to the theater pa trons at their seats, if desired. It is possible to find Charlie Chaplin most any time in the popular movie theaters In France. .' - - i Honor the Sammies. "All nationalities are to be seen on the streets of Paris at any hour of the day or night, mostly In soldiers' unl form," Mr. Pinney says. "The American soldiers are cheered at their every appearance on the streets, or in the public .buildings, and everywhere they are treated with the greatest respect and courtesy. France is a beautiful country which has made some noble sacrifices, and one that the American people should love to fight beside." IT This man their for road SALINE COUNTY KIDS TO TAG 4,000 SHOVELS fiallna. Feb. 9. (Special) Fom- thnu sand shovel tags have been received In this- city for distribution thruout the city and countv bv school chiir The work is being done systematically and if a shovel full of coal Is saved at every furnace and stove where a tag is on the shovel In Saline county, it will mean 4,000 shovelfuls daily. The school children are taking an Interest in m worn ana Doys ana gins alike are doing the work. MOTORISTS TO tour STARTER gives you trouble take It to KEELE ELECTRIC CO. 215 W. Sixth Ave. Phone 3970 WlIiKx

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  1. The Topeka Daily Capital,
  2. 09 Feb 1918, Sat,
  3. Page 20

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