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0 -tT THE COURIER-JOURNAL, LOUISVILLE, KY. MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 5, 19 43. Bardstown School Principal Plots Paths Buffaloes Trod to Obtain Salt Carrier Boy Gifts to Do Double Duty Both Red Cross Anil Collectors Will Benefit vfc. As-y-s--jx if 'm fields where the Louisville Nashville Railroad crosses South Park Road. When Miss Anderson's greatgrandfather, James Brown, came here from Maryland, he was for a time connected with the Mann's Lick salt works then owned by David L.

Ward, who, incidentally, was the grandfather of the noted Kentucky belle, Sally Ward. Mr. Brown later became interested in farming and bought part of the John Floyd grant, which included Dutch Station, that section of land between Tay-lorsville and Shelbyville Roads. Has Many Old Maps. An authority on Kentucky history and a long-time member of the Filson Club, Miss Anderson became interested in buffalo traces as a member of the marker committee of the National Society of Colonial Dames in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

She has old maps on which she has outlined the buffalo trails and on which she has routed them out of Louisville with complete disregard of traffic lights and buildings. Those buffaloes who wished to return to Illinois, followed the same trail back and those who wanted to go on to saltier salt licks followed, generally, the L. N. through Stanford to near Cumberland Gap and on to the headwaters of the Tennessee River Cherokee River in LaSalle's day where the Cherokee Indians hunted buffaloes. Has Evidence for Routes.

Miss Anderson has not arbitrarily routed the buffaloes over this trace. She has documentary and historial evidence for every step of the way. Referring briefly to Ashbottom Road, another war casualty. Miss Anderson said it used to be one of two roads in "Wet Woods," a sinister area south of Eastern Parkway between Preston and Old Third Street Roads. (The other Wet Woods road was Johnson Town Road.) The woods were inhabited by bandits and robbers who ostensibly made their living burning charcoal.

Ashes from the charcoal made the road bed for Ashbottom Road, she added. U. S. Hospital Cuts Trail Bison Used By MARION PORTER. Tf this were 1743 instead of 1543.

the buffaloes would be confuted and annoyed by the obstruction which is Nichols General Hospital built right across their path leading to the salt deposits at Mann's Lick. Miss Annie Anderson Is more orry than annoyed that it was necessary to obliterate this section of the historical Mann's Lick Road, now known as Manslick Road, a part of an old buffalo trace. Miss Anderson, principal of the Kentucky Home School, has made a particular study of buffalo traces the last eight years. If her friends are successful with their persuasions, she will write a book about them. County Sorry, Too.

Jefferson County, which had just refinished Mann's Lick Road about two months before construction on the hospital was begun, also is sorry about the whole thing but its sorrow is more financial than historical. The county is expecting to be reimbursed with federal funds for the closing of both Mann's Lick and Ashbotton Roads for the Louisville War Aid Depot and Nichols General Hospital. U. S. District Attorney Eli H.

Brown III filed condemnation suits and declarations of taking for the rights-of-way. He recently posted a $10,000 check for Mann's Lick Road and $20,000 for Ash-bottom Road to cover damage and Mann's Lick Road is the most famous and probably the oldest road in Jefferson County and a of the most important buffalo trace in this area, declared Miss Anderson. Boone Traveled Area. "It was at Mann's Lick that Daniel Boone met Thomas Bullitt, who was making a survey below the falls for those men who received grants of land for service Phot. A MOTHER AND BABY PONGUR, smallest beast of burden in the world, taxi from their winter home at the State Fairgrounds to 4th and Walnut, where they will appear in the Stewart Dry Goods Company window this week in the interest of the sale of war bonds.

v' Photo. MISS ANNIE ANDERSON, principal of Kentucky Home School, has outlined the buffalo trace which included Mann's Lick Road, on an old map. Animals In Lure Buyers old Cane Run Road. However, depending on the amount of water in the river, they sometimes would cross the river at old Shipping Port and amble down what is now 26th Street, into Cane Run Road and then into Mann's Lick Road. Traces of Deposit Left.

You can still see traces of the old salt deposit at Mann's Lick, which is about seven miles south of Louisville, if you examine the Downtown Louisville assumed a circus atmosphere yesterday as merchants displayed prominently in store windows an assortment of scenes typifying the sawdust trail. The displays heralded what is expected to be one of the greatest war bond drives in the city. A ticket to the opening night of the Cole Brothers' Circus Tuesday, April 20, wul be exchanged for war bonds purchased Second Man Arrested In Old Louisa Murder The drive, sponsored jointly by the Louisville Retail Merchants' Association and the circus, is expected to raise about $439,600 if each of the 4,496 seats is "sold" on opening night. Approximately 200 seats will be reserved for five days after opening night for the benefit of those who were unable to attend the initial performance. A mother and baby pongur, smallest beasts of burden in the world, will cavort in the window Newsmen Glide Around In 'Expendable' Kitten By ROBERT E.

JOHNSON Indianapolis, April 4 (AP) Civilians went aloft for the first time today in one of the Army's new troop transport gliders when a group of newspaper and radio men took off from Stout Field, headquarters of the First Troop Carrier Louisa, April 4 (AP) Charged with wilful murder in connection with the death of George Murray, 26, on September 28, 1931, Sherman Marcum, 40, of Louisa, is being held in the Lawrence County Jail awaiting examining trial. U. K. Expert Says Rail Rates Are Not Detrimental to State in the French and Indian Wars," she added. While the resourceful buffaloes probably would make a detour around that section of their trail now occupied by Nichols General Hospital just as the automobiles do now they were pretty set fn their ways, Miss Anderson indicated, always following the same route from the plains of northern Illinois prairies into Indiana, through Corydon, Elizabeth and Indian Gap to Locust Point, which jutted out into the Ohio River almost to the mouth of at 2,500 feet.

Kitten assumed some of the docility you would expect from her name. The smoothness and grace of the glider under its own power obliterates the sense of motion that should accompany a speed of about eighty miles an hour. At that speed Kitten hit her stride as Major Murphy wheeled in a huge circle for a full six minutes before setting the ship down with no more jolt than you get stepping out of an automobile. The value of gliders like Kitten, explained Capt. E.

C. Stein, Stout Field public relations officer, lies mostly in the fact that they are "expendable." As expendable equipment, if a glider is flown into a combat area from which it cannot be retrieved, the loss is not great. What makes Kitten expendable was apparent to its passengers who, if they had flown at all, had done so in more substantial craft. The fuselage is a box-like frame of metal tubing covered with taunt canvas that a dull fingernail might pierce. In case of an emergency aloft, Captain Stein said: "Don't look around for the door.

Just jump through the side of the plane." Man Killed By Tank 30-Ton Vehicle Crushes Worker At Radeliff Charles Noah Shipp, 26. Bardstown, a garage employe at Radeliff, was crushed to death by a thirty-ton Armv tank on Highway 31-W at Radeliff at 1:10 a.m. Saturday. B. P.

Perry, coroner of Hardin County, said Shipp-dled immediately. Shipp, employed at a garage at Radeliff, was attempting to hitch a wrecker to a stalled car when the accident happened. The tank, traveling north, crashed into the wrecker, demolished it and pinned Shipp beneath the wreckage, Perry said. An examination of the tank revealed that the right trac locked, causing the driver to lose control of it. The tank careened off the road, striking the wrecker, whictt was parked on the shoulder of tha road.

The body remained under the wreckage until 4 a.m. before tw-j wreckers from Fort Knox dislodged the tank from the wrecker. Coroner Perry said. Pvt. William J.

O'Shea, 750th Tank Battalion, Company Fort Knox, was tha driver of the tank. Perry said. The body was taken to Bardstown for funeral services and burial. i Falling Stone Kills Naval Ordnance Worker Howar V. Doller, 46, San-duskey, Ohio, a naval ordnanca inspector, died at 4:40 pjn.

yesterday at the King's Daughters Hospital at Madison, of a skull fracture suffered an hour earlier when he was struck by a falling stone at Clifty Falls Stata Park near Madison. S. E. Haigh, deputy coroner, who gave a verdict of accidental death, said Doller was walking under a ledge in the park when, the falling stone struck hinru Doller was separated from hi3 party when the accident happened. In the party were his wife, Mrs.

Ethel Mae Doller; his son Jack Doller, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bumen, North Madison, Ind. Doller had been sent ta Madison to examine naval auxiliary crafts being built by Hill-Bilt Boat Company at Madison. Two Charged With Driving While Drunk Herman Masters, 37 of 1009 Manning Road, was arrested on" drunken driving charges at 2 a jn.

yesterday. Police said he drov in an erratic manner near 26th. and Madison. Morris Marshall. 34, Shelbyville, also was arrested on a drunken driving charge yesterday.

He was arrested on Mellwood Avenue after he struck two parked cars in tha 600 block on Mellwood. Ethridge Will Serve As Fund Director Mark F. Ethridge, publisher ol The Courier-Journal and Th4 Louisville Times, has agreed to serve as a director of the National War Fund, Winthrop W. Aldrich president of the fund, announced yesterday. This group will rais and distribute fund to all approved war-related appeals except the American Red Cross through a co-ordinated campaign, conducted next fall, Aldrich said.

Norris Lacey nett Robertson, son of Mrs. Robertson, 2123 Reno Avenue. New Albany, also was graduated from the school and received his commission. Promotions of three Louisville youths at Godman Field, Fort Knox, were announced yesterday. Harry J.

Cooper, Jr son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Cooper, Sr, 309 N. 34th, and Sidney Baer, son of Mr.

and Mrs. Nathan Baer, 104 W. Brandeis, were promoted to the rank of private first class, and Louis S. Stapp, nephew of Mr. and Mrs.

Sidney A. Stapp, 1306 Catalpa, was given the rank of staff sergeant. Pvt. Charles E. Mullins.

son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Mullins, 318 N. 20th, has graduated from an aviation mechanics school at Los Angeles, according to aa announcement from the Army Air Forces Technical Training Command.

He is now eligible to become crew chief on a bomber and to win a rating as corporal or sergeant. rfc. Jack E. Mudd. 2551 Carolina, former Louisville attorney, has been promoted to corporal technician, at Camp Dorn, Miss.

The new rank became effective March 29, Adkins Chapman, divorced wife of Marcum and estranged wife of Chapman. Murray's body was found in the Big Sandy River at Louisa on September 28, 1931. The body apparently had been in the water five or six days when found. Sheriff Arch Thompson said a letter written by Mrs. Chapman to Marcum at Baltimore where he was working in a shipyard, gave authorities the lead upon which they opened the case.

Mrs. Chapman, the sheriff said, had told him Murray was killed in an old hotel building during a poker game argument by Chapman, but in a sworn' statement this week, she said Marcum, jealous of Murray, killed him. A contribution to the Red Cross War Fund, made Thursday to newspaper carrier boys in their city-wide canvass for subscriptions, will do double duty. It will go toward putting Louisville r'over the top0 in the drive and also will go toward making a good citizen, it was pointed out yesterday at Red Cross headquarters. In co-operation with the schools, approximately 850 boys from 14 to 18 will be excused from their classes to participate in this important collection of funds.

School officials are convinced that fe good response to the plea for funds will make a lasting impression on the boys, who will sponsor and contribute to such drives in future years. L. and N. Contributes. L.

N. employes' have pledged or contributed $16,141.96 to the Red Jross War Fund, J. J. Dono-hue, chairman of the company's campaign, announced. Although the $24,000 goal was not reached, Donohue said, "gifts this year are $4,095 in excess of those to the 1942 Red Cross War Fund." T.

V. Hartnett, chairman of the drive, said the drive was short approximately $50,000, with only a few days remaining fr collecting funds. He said he was depending on a large part of that amount being subscribed in the Thursday drive. War Bond Salesman. The carrier boys are well fitted for the assignment as they collect more than $25,000 a week for war bonds and stamps in addition to their regular collections, Hartnett added.

All are bonded. The carriers will be supplied with numbered receipts which will be given for all subscriptions. Checks should be made payable to "American Red Cross." Contributions 'should be made only to the regular carrier boy who collects for newspapers, Hartnett said. There will be no substitute carriers an collections will be made only on Thursday or Thursday night. If any question arises as to the identity of the collector, the contributor should telephone the newspapers, WAbash 2211, extension 81.

Lieutenant's Team Takes Top Honors In Bridge Tourney Scoring 34V2 match points, a team composed of Lieut. Allen Harvey, Weissinger Gaulbert Apartments; J. Cleve Her, 2526 Carolyn; J. Frank Walker, 2113 Speed, and Whitwell Wales, 325 Jarvis, won the team-of-four bridge tournament held by the Southern Bridge Association yesterday at the Brown Hotel. Second place was taken by a team made up of Mrs.

Stanley L. Cytron, 2028 Speed; Joseph Kaplan, 2116 Baringer; James Klein, 2126 Village Drive, and William J. Bell, 1869 Douglass Boulevard, They scored 31 match points. by the Armored Force. Upon .5.

ue' Will 1CIULU UilL U1UIO OA morers and gun mechanics. The huge Armored Force School at Fort Knox trains men in nine different fields. Annually it graduates many times more officers and enlisted men than the largest civilian universities and colleges. Now in its third year, the school is commanded by Brig. Gen.

J. A. Holly. ATTERBURY IIF.LPS Camp Atterbury, is doing its part in salvaging all possible grease from waste fats accumulated in its mess halls. According to Lieut.

Alfred M. Scharff, post salvage officer, 16,153 pounds of cooked grease and 6,179 pounds of "trap" grease were sent on their way last month from the camp, to be used in the manufacture of explosives for the war effort. This means that the Atterbury mess halls made available enough recoverable glycerine to manufacture approximately 11,000 pounds of dynamite, or to fire 89,328 37-mm. anti-aircraft shells. Also, waste fat is a source of synthetic resin used in making extra-tough "war paint." Salvaging 33,128 pounds of bones from the mess halls last month helped, too.

They will be used in the manufacture of fertilizer. JUST ANOTHER DAY There'll be no Easter vacation and new outfits for 300 women who are going to school eight hours a day and six days a week at Eastern State Teachers College, Richmond, Ky. The wom en are auxiliaries first class of the W.AA.C. and are attending the Army Administrative School, Branch No. 6, recently estab lished at the college.

The women, ranging in age from 21 to 45, will learn in six weeks how to make out the basic records of tne Army, such as service records, morning reports and supply records. Upon graduation they will be sent to an Army post to release administrative officers for combat duty. About 300 more Waacs will arrive on the campus within two weeks and graduation ceremonies will be held every three weeks thereafter. Marcum is the second Louisa resident to be arrested in connection with the eleven-year-old slaying. Last December 28 Clifford Pete Chapman, 29, was taken into custody.

He is now at liberty under bond. Letter Provides Lead. Both men were arrested on warrants issued from sworn statements made by Mrs. Fermelia 2 Louisville Plants To Receive Flags Two Louisville plants engaged in war work, the Louisville Tin and Stove Company, 737 S. 13th, and the Reynolds Research Corporation, Container Division, 831 S.

12th, have been selected to receive the Army-Navy award for production, the War Department announced yesterday. 3 Held On Gambling Charges. Charged with setting up and operating games of chance, three men were rounded up early yesterday by police. David Duncan, 37, was arrested at 1021 Bards-town Road; Garnett Hiser, 39, at 1106 Story, and Abe Roth, 50, at 132 E. Jefferson.

Command, in the Kitten. Kitten, which looks more like an ungainly duck, a specimen of the C-G 4 species of gliders the Army uses to fly troops, jeeps, guns or almost any other movable equipment into theaters of combat. She made the flight in connection with a round-the-world radio broadcast of Army doings in various training and fighting centers. The glider was towed aloft by a bimotored transport plane from which it was separated by a resilient nylon rope several hundred feet long. Kitten took to the air at about seventy-five miles an hour, climbing to fifty feet or more before the heavy tow ship left the runway.

The gliders handle best, while being towed, at about 110 miles an hour, the pilot, Maj. Mike Murphy of Kokomo, said. A rate of climb of 500 feet a minute is within Kitten's means, he said. While in tow aloft the glider's flight is characterized by frequent and sudden dips and bumps, like a temperamental kite in a stiff wind. The glider seems anxious to quit the tow-plane and soar off on its own.

Then suddenly it does. Cast adrift by Major Murphy Lexington, April 4 OP) Kentucky's low rating as an industrial state cannot be traced to a general inequality in freight rates in the south. Dr. R. M.

Sullivan of the University of Kentucky declared today. The commonwealth, he said, docs not share to a full extent the inequality under which the south has labored. Dr. Sullivan discussed Kentucky's freight rate structure in one of a series of broadcasts on "Kentucky in Prospect" from the university studio over radio station WHAS, Louisville. More Favorable.

The university's associate professor of economics pointed out that a portion of the state has been given "official territory" rates, somewhat more favorable than those of the "southern territory." "It is readily seen," he said, "that the degree of handicap carried by a Kentucky manufacturer would depend upon his market. If that market is in the state or to the south of it he suffers little ir Windows of Bonds display at the Stewart Dry Goods Company. Beginning today, a circus wagon will be stationed at 4th and Guthrie for persons who buy war bonds from merchants and wish to reserve seats for the per formance. Reservations will be made according to the amount of the bond, said Harry W. Schacter, president of Kaufman -Straus Company and general chairman of the merchants war bond drive.

if any disadvantage: if he is located on the Ohio River or in the northeastern portion of the state he is not discriminated against in reaching "official territory." The farther south a manufacturer locates the greater the premium he pays to enter official territory. Dr. Sullivan said, pointing out that a shipment of furniture in carload lots from Bowling Green, to Pittsburgh, a distance of 522 miles, costs 92 cents per 100 pounds, while the same product may be shipped from Louisville to Buffalo, N. 529 miles, for 57 cents per 100 pounds. "That the rate needs revision there can be little doubt," he declared in speaking of the south in general.

"However, it is difficult to believe that a revision of rates would cause removal of industry to the region. "Such a revision might contribute to the growth of industry already in the south or might influence industry to locate there in the future." Jones Raymer ago. He lived at 215 E. Kentucky. Included among graduates of a recent class of qualified radio operators of the communication department of the Armored Force School was Pfc.

Harold Tandy, 827 Brook, Louisville. Technical Sergt. Robert Blair, son of Charles Blair, Jeremiah, has been promoted to master sergeant. He is stationed at Sedalia Army Airfield. Frank M.

Lacey, son of Mrs. Ruth Hearin, 2377 Regan Road, won his Navy "wings of gold" and was commissioned an ensign in the Naval Reserve after completing the flight training course at the Naval Air Training Center at Pcnsacola, Fla. He attended Illinois College and began preliminary training last July. James M. Durston, 22, son of Mr.

and Mrs. Reginald Durston, 1125 Fair, Bowling Green, was commissioned a second lieutenant at graduation exercises of the Medical Administrative' Corps officer candidate school last week. Members of the corps take over non-medical functions formerly performed by physicians and dentists. An Indiana boy, William Ben 0 In Kentuckiana Camps First Glider Pilot Group To Arrive Here Today 2d Lieut. Elbert Skiles Jones Named Aide to Provost Marshall Roving Report From Africa Legion Has Changed Greatly But h-s a Fighting Outfit And Still Plenty Tough Official Welcome Due Saturday The first contingent of glider pilots for the newly created Glider Pilot Combat Training Unit at Bowman Field will arrive in Louisville today, a Bowman Field spokesman announced yesterday.

The advanced training program for the pilots will be Bet in motion immediately. Officially, the "air commandos" will be welcomed at 10 a.m. Saturday at ceremonies which will include an address by Col. George P. Johnson, commanding officer at Bowman Field, and a parade bw the entire base personnel.

The reviewing party will include members of the pilots' headquarters staff, Colonel Johnson and his staff and the glider pilots themselves. The review will not be open to the public, but a demonstration of glider operations will be held soon. Bowman Field soon will provide glider pilots for all tactical Units in the First Troop Carrier Command, according to Lieut. Col. Ellsworth P.

Curry, unit commandant. The pilots, he said, will be held in readiness for airborne troop invasion of enemy territory. Colonel Curry, a member of the famed "Million-Miler Club," began his military career when he enlisted in the Missouri National Guard. His Air Forces career dates back to 1931 when he was commissioned a second lieutenant. He and his wife and two daughters, Joanne, 3, and Carolyn, 5 months, will live at 3416 Lexington Road.

GUN COURSE OPENS Seventy-five enlisted men from nation's armored divisions were enrolled yesterday in a special course of instruction in the gun-rery department of the Armored Force School, Fort Knox, Ky. Under the direction of Lieut. Col. A. P.

O'Meara, the gunnery department will train these men to become experts in the maintenance and repair of pistols, tommy guns, rifles, machine guns, mortars and cannon used Louisvillian Is At Nashville Second Lieut. Elbert Skiles Jones of Harrods Creek, former director of the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce and member of a Louisville law firm, hns been assigned to the Nashville Army Air Center as assistant provost marshal, officials at the certer announced yesterday. Former president of the Kentucky Junior Chamber of Commerce, Lieutenant Jones attended the University of Louisville and the Jefferson School of Law. He wh. a member of the law firm of Jones, Keith and Jones and Kappa Alpha Order.

Trained At Fort Riley. An interest in horses led him to choose the cavalry when he enlisted in the Army in 1942. He to basic training at Fort Riley, and later was transferred to Jefferson Barracks, Mo. He was accepted fcr the Officer Candidate School of the Air Forces and upon graduation went to Maxwell Field, Ala. He is the son of Mrs.

Demetra I. Jones of Louisville. His wife, Mrs. May S. Jones, lives at Harrods Creek.

Commissioned a second lieutenant upon graduation from the Bombardier School, Victorville, Edward A. Norrls. 21, is now stationed at the Army Air Base, Portland, Ore. A former emDloye of the Louisville Board of Trade. Lieutenant Norris is the Fon of Mrs.

Rose Norris, 2068 S. Preston. Seaman J. B. Raymcr, 21, former Louisville resident, was graduated recently from the Navy Air School at Pcnsacola, Fla.

A former A. P. employe, Seaman Raymer enlisted eight months who goes Jhrough a five-year enlistment without getting his head shaved is either an angel or extremely lucky. At the end of a five-year enlistment the Legion gives a "Good Conduct Certificate." The Legionnaires are so tough that only half of them get the. certificate.

Those who don't get it have only two choices: 1. Re-enlistment for another five years. 2. Lifetime expulsion from the entire French Empire. (So the bad ones sign up again.) Does Many Things for Men The Legion does do many tilings for its men.

Here at Bel-Abbes the Legion has built a huge modern theater, where movies are shown and band concerts given. The men even put on their own theatricals, and the Legion has a 350-piece band. Nearby is a new concrete swimming pool, the largest in North Africa. I've never seen anything in Hollywood to beat it. It is surrounded by tiled terraces, with tables and chairs and cabanas, and with green trees and riots of flowers.

Officers and noncoms are provided with houses, and may have their families with them. A sergeant gets only $10 a month, but this is increased if he has a family. A sergeant in the Legion rates salutes the same as a commissioned officer. The Legion has shops where its men can study trades during spare hours after supper. Since the Americans came they have put in a voluntary English course.

The Legionnaires here at home base sleep in concrete-floored barracks much like our own. They have iron cots and their stuff is packed to move at a moment's notice. Every barracks and recreation hall has cartoons drawn all over the walls well-done cartoons making jokes about Legion life. This is another Legion tradition. Whenever a new company moves in, it has the right to erase all cartoons and draw its own.

Traditions, Discipline Fine It has been a marvelous experience to visit, after all these years and in this remote part of the world, the men about whom "Beau Geste" was written. You can't help admiring the Legion's pride in itself, its fastidious discipline, its cleanliness, its whole tradition. But beyond that, life in the Foreign Legion seems to be horrible. Living to fight only for the fight'a sake is something I cannot understand. By Ernie Pyle Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Algeria The French Foreign Legion has changed greatly from the dregs-of-humanity catch-all that it once was.

But it is still wholly a fighting outfit, and anything that exists solely to fight is bound to be tough. As a result, the Legionnaire lives in a mental environment that is deadly. There is little reason or inclination for high thinking. Legionnaires are lonely. There is little outside their military life for them.

They can sit in the cafes and drink, and that's about all. Many of them carry on regular correspondence with women all over the world whom they've never seen, even with Americans. They say it isn't unusual to see among the want ads in the Paris papers a plea from a Foreign Legionnaire lor a pen-pal. The loneliness and longing for other days is proved, it seems to me, by one little vital statistic. Every year around Christmas five or six Legion-nairei commit suicide.

Legion Full of Character The Legion is full of "characters." There is one Russian, a carpenter, who has been indulging in a peculiar routine as long as Legionnaires can remember. On every pay day, which is twice a month, he buys himself a large bucket of wine. He puts it on the floor beside his cot, gets plenty of cigarets, then lies down and starts drinking and smoking. He'll drink himself into a stupor, sleep a few hours, then wake up and start drinking again. He never gets out of bed, makes any noise, or causes any trouble.

His jag lasts two days. It's been going on so long the officers just accept jt. But just let a Legionnaire get out of control on the street or on duty, and the penalties are severe. For extreme drunkenness a Legionnaire can get nine months in the Disciplinary Regiment which means nine months far away on the working from dawn till dusk, with poor food, no cigarets, no wine, no mail. Even for slight infractions he gets eight days In jail, with his head shaved.

They say any man.

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