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June 29, 1918

The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 7

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SATURDAY, JUNE 2fl, 1918. ·l-HE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVELLE. PA, -PAGE SEVHH. JEX-CUNNE1VAND CHIEF PET MEMBEK OF THE FORHGN LEGION OF FRANCE -^ CAFTAJN GUN TURRET. FRENCH BATTLESHIP CASSARD WINNER OF THE CRO'X DE GUERRE i Wi* *. On* Mofew AJm rvia They (ave uie a little practice with i "75" trader the. direction of expert French funnera before I went to my 14-inch naval gnn,~and, belteve-me, It ·was a fine little piece. · Jost. picture to "yourself a 11 ttle. beauty- that can ·end a SS-jxrand shell every two seconds for five miles and more. If you want It to, and lanrt on Frlti" vest buttoa «rery time. There is nothing I Itte better than n gun, anyway, nnd never since been entirely satis- fled with anything less than a "75." air his head was torn completely from nla shoulders by another shall--I do not know what kind. Tills was enough for me, so back to the dugont. How the Germans did It I do not know, bat they had found out about that road and opened fire at exactly the moment when the road was covered with wagons and men. Yet there had not been a balloon or airplane in the sky for some time. After a while the bombardment moved away to the east, from which As yon probably know, the opposing j direction I had come, and I knew our tillery In this war Is so widely sepa- / batteries were getting It. The Tommy ar rated that the gunners never see their targets nnlcss these happen to be beltings, and even thea It Is rare. So. since an artillery officer never sees the ·Pcaiy artillery or Infantry, he must depend on ethers to give htm the range and direction. For thi* -purpose there are balloons ·nd airplanes attached to etch artillery cult. The airplanes are equipped ·with wireless, but also signal by smoke and' direction of flight while ths balloons use telephones. The observers have maps und powerful jtasses and .cameras. Their maps arc narked off in zones to correspond with the maps used by the artillery officers. Th'o observations are signaled to a receiving station on the ground and are then telephoned to the batteries. All our troops were equipped with telephone signal corps detachments 'and this was a very Important arm ef the service, r The enemy position Is ·helled before an attack, olther en barrage or otherwise, and communication between the waves of attack and the artillery Is absolutely necessary. ^ombardrnenta are directed toward and I came out of the dngout As I started climbing up the ,muddy sides I saw there was a-man standing at the edge of it and I coold tell by his puttees that he was a Limey." I was having a hard Job of it, so without looking up I hailed him. "That was Bore some eholllng, wasn't' it?" I said. "There's a iad down here with a wounded fin; better give him a hand." "What shelling do you meani" says the legs, without moving, "There's been none in this' sector for some time, I think." The Tommy was right at my heel by this time, and be let out a string of language. I was surprised, too, and stOl scrambling around in the mud. Then the Tommy let a "Gawd 'elp us!" and I looked np and saw that the j legs belonged to a Limey officer, a j major, I think. And here we had been PALTRY FOOD HOARDS FEED MICE; REVERSES OLD PLAN OF BUYING A complete reversal of thrift methods of our grandmothers' time in matter of household boylnir, one designed to check food hoarding to family lardera, will undent* pTtbllc test fe Washington aoon* rciffot under (he observation of Food Administrator Hoover, wbo asa^rfyd that "the food boarder is wetrkiaff against the common good and even against the -wry safety; of the COQ- \ry,' a number of pubbe pantries oa the "piesty 'irigjgty" 7an wBl b» opened to demonstrate that one of like wasteful ways of the housewife is tbe jrtiroh2SG of quantities ef groceries. However zaocb of a 3boc it migt' ^« to our ancestoM who were to lay- in stacks of Sttgwa. Soar aad.other groeettea te- tie* t for which the mice and weevils] j would compete, the new Hoover/ ! dicta hare called for and fotmd a' j plan to lessen waste of food through' ! overstock on private pantry shelves.) | Tbe ouWfc pantry plan, with vifglj' ' wigieiy aisles is said to reduce thi cost a ftfth at least bekHr the too* honond -^jKieral fttxxtr," ndoni tbe time lecyninsd in market basket buying acercartfeiK to th« po*resar meafa -"febee, and p«rticntarfy reduce tbe wasteful boarding- and ac,- eujntttafcion f thfngs and rndfoidaaii tevesinseBt in groceries to an entire- aew tereL Thanks for this ara an unorthodox grocer of Blem- Tennessee, Clarocce SaxcdecsJ wfe» ocgptkfeDee tbe new P^aa and bn proved it. is "raancr e $ M o .to. b»- aj. " ly a (fee- the eyes off of him! Bat ho sized It up rtgutly and gave us a hind, and only laughed when we tried to explain. I got rattled and told him that all I saw was his legs and that they did not look USe an offl- C ,^f P " tS ° f ?" 6nCmy P !!i,' tl0n cert legs, which might have made It almost as accurately as-you would use | ,,--,_ ,,,,,,, ,,,, ,,. °^ a searchlight. The field telephones are i It. )e only ie ^ M g^^tet about Then he said that te hsd been _ . , , _ . , · . , . i . n sa e e Terjr.Bght Md are Portable to the last j Mleep ta a battalloa headquarters dug- _---. In a very short time. . i Hire Is urouod on drums or reels j and JOB would be surprised to see bow quickly' our corps established cora- ·nniewUon from a newly won trench to headquarters, for instance. They we asking for our casualties before m bad Aotabed having them, almr -,t · Artillery fire was directed by m- n It was to oopf out ine from tbe Information sent them Iff Ox observers In the air. Two men ··wet* stationed at the switchboard, ·!· naa to receive the message and i f» otter to operate the board. As ·MB as the range was plotted out It ma Meptttoed to the gunners and «h*y dU «1» *est Tbe naval grms at Dtanude were ·orated on flat can and these were Vrim back and forth-on the track by IKO* Belgian engines. · 'JAtr I had been at my gna for scv- ^pnl dajv I wu ordered back: to my MClmeat, Trtrtch was ngala In tbe 'fEont-llae trenches. My course was ..fMt both the British and French lines ·frat quite a distance bebind thi front Hoes. · Everywhere there were ambulances .And wagons going backward and for- jrard. I met one French ambulance that was a' long wagon full of poLlus from a field hospital near the firing ·line and was driven by a man whose left arm was bandaged to the shool- 'der. Two pollus who sat lu the rear on guard had each been wounded In tbe leg and one had had a big strip of .·Is scalp/torn off. There was not a sound man. In the bnncli. You can Imagine what their cargo was like, if the convoy was as used up as these 'chaps. But nil who conld were slng- ·ing and talking antTfull of pep. That ,ls the French for you: they used no ·inore men than they coufd possibly ·pare-to take care of the wounded, but they 'were all cheerful tibout it-always..',-..- : ;iust after I passed this ambulance jfie Germans' began sh"ii!Q~ n section of IBp road too near ine to te corofort- «hio\:-g» T beafvlt to a shell crater i caved in on him. Yet he did not know he had been shelled I I went on down the road a stretch, but soon found it was easier walking b=slde it, because theHnrs had shelled ;.' iieotly right up and down tbe middle. Also, there W\CB. so many wrecked the road--beslders dcaa~m2. . / tough as tbe next guy, so I kept on. But, believe me, I was eare glad when we halted for a rest along th^ road. That is, thi* re-enforcements dldl Our company of the Legion had not come from po :far, and when the front of the column had drawn out of the way along tho road we kept on filing, as'tha saying Is. I did not care about being tou^h then, and I was ready for the wagon. Only now there were no wagons! They belonged; with tbe other troops. So I had to ease along as best I couid for. what seemed like hours--to ray feet--until we turned oft onto another road and halted for a rest. I found out later that our officers had gone astray and were lost at this time, ttrwa^h. of course, they did not tell ']"us so." "' We srrivecl nVour section of the trench about tbree-p'clock that after- j noon and I,rejoined nay company. I i was all tired out after t^*« trek and i found myself longing fo? the Cassard j and the rolling wave, where no Marai thans find five-mile hikes woo Beefs' j sary. But Oils was not in store for e--yet. Insists That Frail/ | Nervous Women Can | Speedily Become i Strong and Vigorous A Vigorons Healthy Body, i Sparkling Byes and Health- , | Colored Cheeks Come in Two j Weeks, Says Discoverer of | Bio-feren. WorlJa Grandest Health Builder Cocts Nothing : U n l e s s It Gives t o ! W o m e n the Buoyant i Health They Long for. j Is abouttwerty"yaTdsonMhe-r^ad, to the ~ rear. A shrapnel shell exploded pretty near me just as I Jumped Into this hole-r-I did not look around to see how .close It was--and I remember now how the old minstrel joke I had heard on board ship came to my mind at tbs time--something about a fellow feel- fu£ so small ho climbed Into a holo tad pulled It after him--and I wished I might do the same. I flattened ray- aelf as close against the wall of the crater as I could and then I noticed that somebody, had made a dugout In the other wan of the crater and I .started for it. The shells were exploding so fast A Regular Hall of Shrapnel Fell. After--I had passed the area of the bombardment and got back on Lhe road I sat down to rest and smoke, A couple of shells had burst so near the crnter that they had thrown the dirt right into the dugout, and I was a Httle diiizy from the shock. While I was sitting there a squad of Tommies came ·up with about-twice their number of German prisoners. The Tommies had been mailing Fritz do the goose step ·and they-started them at it again when they,.saw me sitting there. It sure Is good for a laugh any time, this goose step. I guess they call it that after the fellow who invented it. One thing I had noticed about Fritz was the way his coat flared out at the bottom, so I toot this chance to 2nd out about it while they halted for a rest just a little farther down the road. I found that -they carried their emergency kit3 in their coats. These kits contained canned meat, tobacco, needles, thread and plaster--all this in addition to their regular pack, Then I drilled down the road some more, but had to stop pretty sooi to let a column of French infantry swing on to the road from a field. They CHAPTER VI. Fritz Does a Little "Strafeing." My outSt was one o£ those that savr j the Germans place women and chil- I dren in front of them as shields against our f,re. More than a third of our men, I should aay, had been pretty tough criramuls In their own countries. I j Xhey always traded their pay ugalnst ; a handful o:t cards or a roll of the I bones whenever they got a chance. j They had bncn in most of the dirty j parts of the world. This war was not: j such a much to them; Just one more j ,1ob In the U.sL Ttoy could call God I and the saints and the human body mere things than any boss stevedore that ever lived. TerA.they were religious In a way. Some of them, were always reading religious books or saylag prayers In different ways and between them they believed In every religion and superstition under the sun, I guess. Yet they were the toughest bunch I ever saw. , After they saw the Germans using the Belgian'women the way they did, almost every man in my company took some kind of a vow or other, and most of them kept their vows, too, I believe. Aiid those that were religious got more so after that Our chaplain had always been very friendly with the men, and while 1 "! think they liked', him they were so tough, tliey would never admit it, and some^of-them.claimed he was a Jonah, or jinr,.or bad lack of some kind, Bnt by' that time that yon could not listen I were on their way to the trenches as for each explosion separately, and jnat | re-enforcements. After every two as I jumped into the dngout a regular j companies there would be a wagon, bail of shrapnel Jell on the spot I had j Pretty soon I saw the uniform of the Just passed.'.'It was pretty dark In Legion. Then a company of my regl- - - - merit cnme up and I wheeled in with the dugout and the first move I made I bumped Jnto somebody else and ha let jjot a .yell that yon could have neattt a mile. It TFBS a Tommy who had been wounded In the hand and between cnrses he told me I had sat right on hi* wound when I moved. I ·abed him why he did not yell sooner, Vat he only swore more. He surely was « great ensser. The boznbnrthnect slackened up a bit about this time, and I thought I would have a look aronnd. I did not get out of th* crater entirely, but Moved around ovt of tho dugout until -I could see th* rc*d ! had been on. Th* fint thing I .mr was · broken- V 4oim wagon that had Jost been hit-- J» ta**. It WM-topplInj orer when ray tjr* t»a*M it Tbe driver Jumped tmp Wy Mat'UM* wfcu« ~b* WK* in th* them. We were In the rear of the column that had passed. Our boys were going up for their regular, stunt In the front lines, while the others had'jnst arrived at that pan of the front Then for the Mrst ttme ray. feet began hurting me. Our boats were made of rough cowhide and fitted very well, bnt It was a day's labor to carry .them on yonr feet. I began lagging behind, I would lag twenty or thirty yards behind and then try to catch up. Bnt tha thousands of men ahead o£ tne kept up the steady pace and very tew Hmp*d, though thoy bad been on ttta march since 3 a, m. It Vat then abbnt II a. m, Tho*o TFho did limp, were carried in tho wagon*. 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' ' West SMhi FR1SBEE.HARDWABE CO,--- Earilw«re . . . . ' . . . . VY. . B*partnrtt Store .. " Wi,,Cripwfffra,ATe. RAPPORT-FEATHEEMAS CO..; ... 1"9U CEJI-BO Better.-Here.---- .-"··· PromiM* to keep Teeth cl»»n: to help cure ··· oitive, blcedloA · giima. · » · AND DOES IT! Aiit yoar DeaUrt, he knows. On Ml* toilet counters. How We glva 'Em tha Butt. the? all told him their vows as soon in they madfj thorn nnd ho-was sup. poiod to Sjivs-'iort of referee u to whether tlioy kept tiiem or not, Dnrlnj my wcond stnnt in the front lines thtnea.vot.pretty bad. .Tb6 Qer- maca -weto -five to our. one." and 'th'ey kuut poshlnj bnck parts -ol Oia'Un0 iad cliwning ^outiotuera. ;,.Ana;the wenther was as bad as it could be nnd the £ood did not always come regularly. Now, before they took their TOWS, every last man In the hunch would have boon ticking nnd growling all the time, but, as it was, the only time they growled was when the Germans pushed us hack. . Things kept getting worse and you conld see that the men talked to tho chtfplaln more nnd quite a few of them got real chummy with him. One morning: Fritz started in bright and early ",to begin his strafe. The- llenteaant was -walking «p and down; the 'trench to see that tho sentries' were properly posted and were on the; Job. A shell whtezcd over his head and landed just liohind the parados nnd tho dirt spouted up HUe I Imaglno a Yellowstone geyser looks. Another, officer came np to the llea- tanimt--a now. ope who had paly jolaod tho company about a-weak be- 'fore, ihoy had walked about ten jwrds when another eh'eU whJwed over Biem, /Pliey' iufl to and a tnira ene TtJere,weFgft h e ?. In Swi ^S 1 ? lot la the wagons, end X wtnted I «:M!;oMfe8ssMtfsl!i^^ ai'i-SiSiSStS'Si fhre minutes, directly .over their heads. Then a shell landed'on the left side of the trend! and a.polln yelled that tonr men had got it. They were all wounded and three died later. The lieutenant went over to them and just after he passed me a lad pot Jt square hot far from me nnd was knocked over to where I was lying. The lieutenant came back nnd helped me with the first-aid roll and then the Germans began using shrapnel. The lieutenant was swearing hard about the shrapnel and the Germans and everything else. Farther to tho right a shell -had just struck near the' parados and made a big crater and across from It, against the parapet, was a young chap with a deep gash In his head, sitting on the fire step and ueit to him n fetlo-w nnrslng the place where his arm" had- been blown o!t." Our bread ration lay all about the trench and some of the poilus were fishing It out of the mud and "water and wiping tho biscuits off on their sleeves or eating as fast a« they conld. Only some of the biscuits had fallen in bloody water and they did not eat theao. ' '. A yotrag feUow, hardly tnoro than a boy, stumbled over the parados and ·tell- Into 'the tronch right near the ·lieutenant and- tho lieutenant dressed his wound? himself. -I thlnk.-he was Bono relation.of."the"boy. : · ' · The'lieutenant asked-him .how he fe!t,- but the boy only asked for water and imiled. But yon eonld see he was in gi'oat pain. Then the boy Bald t "Oh, tho pain is avfnL I am going to die." "Yon ate all tight, eta; Ban," the lieutenant said, "You wHl be homo soon, Thi stretcher oeurars are qom-: : ing," So we : passed tha.word for the be«?ers, ' Then he took the -water bottle from the boy's side and sat him np nnd gave htm some water;' He left the water- bottle hurry with the chap and -went to the stretcher bearers along. When he got around the'corner of th trench the boy .was slipping:; back and tinlet." I do not think h* toeant He was an-nervons.'arid-esotted an fcepfbfttng oat hls'cJg4rctto"*a»e an putting It baW again; Tbe other' of3cer'3fa3~gone'' on to I spect the sc'ntMes wh'en tKe'fioy rdn« Into the trench "an"d 'a p6f.fa~.eame- the water bottle had fallen down. So | to tell, iis that the officer fia'aWn hi I went over to Win and propped him j -\y c walked back to."whereT'Sad bee up again and gave him sonic more an( j_ there, -vi-as -QicT'olceil'.". If I ba woter ' . .been there-1 would have-got It The lieutenant came back with the. I guess... He wns^a-awM-iness, veins were sticking- oat 'OT-'hls nee stretcher bearers and- ho asked one of them, BO the boy conld not hear him, If i the boy would line. I The stretcher bearer said: '1 don't. I think so. One through his chest and | right leg broken." The boy had kept qnlet for n -while; but all of a sudden he yelled, "Give tne a cigarette !" I handed him a cigft- rotte butt that I had fonnd-in tho dugout. We -were all out of clgnrettes. and one sidG-of~-hiin -\vas--blowji Also, liis -foot-was vramdedi-- That what .shrapnel--]oofi-to yott As- crawlod past him t happened-to tone his', foot aiiil : 'ie' cursed oae *U-«ver tl place-. But "when r'frlej]-to-air I W sorry' Tcbuld" no^for ,t a TM "he apei glued niifl died ainooicat fater. '.Thcrc~- stlckl!iiv"'6u'f a " sil'vcf.' of'.tlie cat -- - - - - -- - -- --"---.-. j aiiv-nii!^ uui. ui. · uiu .J-URO where )i So they lit it for him und ho keptJsido .hud: been' lilown ivftty'ona tt ijuiot As soon ns tliey could they got i Iteiitcnaot-crexsed-hinuejf." and-"reach« around the corner o£ tho firo bay with ; i n . aafi took'- out the-'-caae, ~»ot him _nnd through a eommimicallon | i ls p rt!d . opfa , T ; le . ^^ he-found »h trench-to a field'hospital. The lieu-, j u had been'-bent.-aiid eraofced have been a father nnd a mother to me." And the Ueutennnt., aald to him; 'Tou have dor.e;-well, old boy, .You have done more than your share,".. When they,-started into the coram«= nlcntlon trench- the boy. )egan to flcream oguln. And the llentenant . other plBcer'a c "At this paint. ' . . - . gan aheiliu'g cad .we reeeh^ihe erfl ' ' ' to stsnil' to.wlth ased'lffiyon'eiiii, TVhs w-e got the onler toVailwnce'gejae e the men- wore already; ever the pa»a pet and iliB-n-hole-tnueh-after there and, believe -me, -I- -»ras as-pale, put it back again. Bat In a few inin- I ntes ha-had.tbe case oot again and I waq ^wearing Ulan ever .add talking to Wrasell, ' "T?|6 bay Isn't dying lite a maa," be said. '~ matter.. But'I was-'giid-wo-wer.e gojiij to get. some .actiqn,_b.ecaTis6"!tS 8 - . . _ te 6it.arq.und. in; a i .and. ,.haf«; nothing tQ'.(jd.^"JC;Juad »U" cuuld do ,to-3ioia 'iny rlfli.;-"" ' . j TO BE

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