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MODERN WARFARE FINDS YANKEES
COVERING THEMSELVES WITH SLOE
American officers bivouacked la a
schoolhouse and converted the rooms
Into offices where maps were unfurled
and strung. The ink was still In the
little wells In the pupils' desks and
there were chalk examples and sen
tences on the blackboards. We brewed
coffee and breakfasted on war bread
and confiture In a little white cement
house where everything was In place.
Dash and Courage in Second Battle - of the Marne Add New Lu
The owners had to leave quickly, sav
to Old Glory— Remarkable Description of the Arts, Devices
ing only a few family effects. The
quaint family clock was ticking on the
and Camouflage Employed in Present-Day War
— Spectacular Features Are Missing.
Poultry cackled In the yard and two
cows munched under a shelter. Cour
iers on motorcycles as white as If they
Modern war has knocked spots oat pictures.
emerged from flour barrels, dashed
of the spectacular features o f battle,
back and forth. More artillery rattled
because It Is chiefly machine made.
Into place and more trucks filled with
The scenes of popular fancy— the drawn by six oxen the color o f milk. American brawn rumbled over the hill.
kind one reads about In history and
There was a brief period o f deliber
which have been perpetuated In poet and his wife and four children were ation, and, without sleep or food, our
ry und on canvas— are relics o f the
men attacked, with what success the
Seldom, If ever, anything ap the back was a bicycle, a doll’s car world already knows. It was worse
proaching them occurs on the western
than going over the top. It was a
front. In spite of the staggering amount a toy gun and sword and a French case o f advancing through wheat fields
iof men and war equipment used.
and woods In the face o f nests o f en
War has been revolutionized and the mother’s lap on high had her favorite emy machine guns.
second battle of the Marne proved It—
There were no trenches or dngouts.
Anywhere for Safety.
the battle In which the American ex
The child was crying and so was German prisoners said that our rifle
peditionary forces by their dash and
fire was so heavy and true they mis
courage added luster to the folds o f her mother. Most o f the refugees were took It for machine guns.
Massing of mnchine guns and light
There were no snapping flags or mar were rattling over the roads anywhere j
for safety, away from the Hun shells' artillery, pending the arrival o f the
tial music to thrill our men In olive
and poisonous vapors, when clouds of &uns °* larger caliber, destroyed any
drab. They did not march Into the
mass play. Our men took their ob
fray en masse nor to the front in any dust appeared and there careened past jectives In little crouching groups
thing resembling the average civilian’s
which extended Into skirmish lines
conception of the entry of troops Into and in them were American soldiers, when foliage enabled. But, open as
It was, the fighting lacked the battle
They arrived In French trucks driv every lad of them smiling or singing. field spectacle of wars o f old one sees
They were coming to fight for the
en by Hlndu-Chlnese chauffeurs In
In pictures. Even those engaged saw
clouds of dust, tumbled off, scurried rights and safety o f these old men and little? of the encounter.
to cover and took ®p the camouflaged
positions made necessary by the se ed the free side o f the road in their
Sets Example to Five Sons.
verest open fighting of the war. They flight. They were coming to strike for
an example to his five sons, who
became in a Jiffy part o f the army In democracy and humanity and they were
are still a few years short o f fighting
glad o f the chance, impatient for bat
age, George Bradshaw, prosperous
Feature of Modem Warfare.
farmer of Imperial county, California,
And right there develops a feature
Their cheers and their laughter and
that is one o f the most curious of all their snatches o f songs had a wonder has enlisted In the engineers’ corps.
“ I want my boys to realize when
modern warfare— the successful con ful effect on the sorrowful refugees,
cealment o f whole divisions and corps. who forgot their discomforts, losses t h y are old enough to be taken Into
Nobody who has not been privileged and dangers and cheered and threw rfe service that their place Is on the
to go to the front and travel back of kisses to their defenders from over ttrtng line," Bradshaw said. He is
the lines can begin to appreciate the seas— from beloved America. Said a thirty-eight years old.
marvel. It is a case of doing a Kellar- French officer at my side :
PLAYS THE ROLE OF
the-Great with an army—by modern
“ The spirit and exuberance o f your
LADY OF CAMELLIAS
military legerdemain, making thou men are overpowering.
sands of men, horses, mules, guns, have been fighting four years. Our
great and small, disappear as If the men on the Marne have had no time
earth had swallowed them.
to sleep or eat. In loaning us these
You can motor along country high American troops at this time your com-
ways through the most delightful farm manders und your country show they
ing country and scarcely catch a are heart and soul In this fight. You
glimpse of the army as you go, save have given new life and courage to
the truck and ambulance trains in the the refugees. You have given new life
rear, the sentries and staff and regi to our fighting forces. You are coming
The fighting fresh and strong with what do you
units are strung out over country plow call it? Oul, the punch. It is wonder
ed and seeded for this season’s crops, ful. It Is superb. It has welded our
but you don’t see enough of them to people more closely than ever.”
conclude that there is even a good-
Show Their Gratitude.
sized regiment on the Job.
And the French populace showed
Thus has the art of eamoufln're been
devoloped— a new and interesting sci their gratitude in divers ways, by the
ence o f modern warfare still in Its pri eloquent ovation to our wounded on
mary stages in spite o f all that has their way to 1’aris in ambulances, in
speeches and public prints and In
As you motor well within the zone streets and highways wherever an
o f high explosives, shrapnel and gas, American uniform showed itself.
With all due respect to the tradition
you catch fleeting glimpses 01 men and
animals and chow guns between the al ties that bind France and the Unit- j
foliage, and batteries
ingeniously ed States, there had been periods when :
screened from the eagle eyes and the the populace wond- red and doubted, i
lenses of enei .y aviators and balloon Four months ago when I reached the j
observers. You are astounded to note theater o f war It v as not uncommon j
how cleverly the topography and the as French troops passed Americans, j
beauties of nat re have been pressed to hear shouts in French which con
Into use In the .-cheme o f concealment veyed the sally that American troops
were ali riirht for t ■nlning camps, but !
and deception kno-.vn as camouflage.
had not felt the gulf o f the front line.
Then came the fights in Apermont I
The army slelght-of-hand has become
such a big and necessary feature of Woods and Seicheprey and the carry
war that every army post has its an ing and holding of the village o f Can- I
nex of war scenery which reminds you i tlgny against u series o f savage but
. . . . . . . .
' futile German counter-attacks, and, the , When the civil war broke out in 1861
o f a visit back to the stage between
there marched away from Rich
biggest and most brilliant American 1
mond, Va., a company o f young men
skilled artists are doing their bit In
who cast their fortunes with the
drive on Paris, which molded a new
this respect, nor are camouflage e f
As they left the capital of
public sentiment and a fervor o f en
fects confined to them. It is amusing
the Confederacy, a young belle In crin-
to see how army cooks and buck pri v . . ! , , K„ , , ___
| ollnes bestowed upon each o f them a
vates shield themselves and their
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v ^ bouquet o f camellias. The blossoms
kitchens and their animals. Camou r
^ the shrub were given as a sort of
n' ^xes 0 Kreatei poo)j
token and each soldier was
flage certainly offers opportunity for .
development limited only by the skill
* . h ” ' ™ / ' m i ,
cautioned not to part with the flowers
The concentrat on of sufficient Amer bm t0 k
them always about their
and cleverness of the individual and
materials offered by nature.
» W8,f person. The girl was known there as
When our men were rushed Into the
^ £ ap o i .the * merl the “ Lady o f the Camellias.”
flood o f strife on the Marne and re
^enrs in t er , when the North and the
, . a
lieved French units fagged by days ample supplies and ammunition and a Mtk M .. . . .. A . .
nnlted ,n the fl*ht afralMt 8pan’
and nights o f Incessant fighting, hurl-
lsh misrule In Cuba, the daughter o f
ed back the Oermans with heavy loss- I ar"
' T theJ aP “ d the first "Lady o f the Camellias” gave
_ held the highway to Paris, th
e . “ e German tide was stemmed.
to each soldier who left Richmond a
As we rode over the dusty hill at
passed thousands of refugees who had
bouquet o f the flowers for good luck.
daybreak we saw hundreds o f colored
hurriedly evacuated farms and ham
Today, from the same old-fash
Moroccans lu their red turbans lying
ioned camellia garden, the third repre
lets and towns.
exhausted along the road and nnder
sentative o f the family, Hepzthah E.
These refugees were exhausted by
the trees. We saw French artillery
Kendrick Is bestowing sprays o f the
ght and travel and loss o f sleep.
and Infantry leave positions that had
camellia to the soldiers from her na
ay were pushing wheelbarrows or
been filled by our men during the tive city, with the same “ good luck"
baby carriages containing all the
night. And, o h ! the spectacle o f our wish.
The present “ Lady o f tha
m w u ir s that
uwiu s - i i___
able to save, while other« with more
J?*** ^ „w “ " “ f*1,1“ ®; Camellias” also presents a copy o f her
their broad backs and their fearless American batti eery set to the tune of
warning and graatar facilities, roda oq
rfl _ » _ a
* a. *»
carts great snd small, plied high with •**•“ ■ "* * »“ to helL
chairs and bedding and mirrors and i _____ t0
P o s t - $ 1.50
TWICE A WEEK
ONLY ONE IN COUNTY
RED CROSS HANDLES
LETTERS TO GERMANY
Follow Plan Which Is as Spy*
Proof as Is Possible to
l.nVal Hewitt returned today from
INSTRUCTOR OF MUSIC
a w eek ’s visit in Portland.
TO WED S. P. CONDUCTOR
W h ile p ick ing cherries Thursday
m orn in g Bert Cross fell from the
tree and broke his arm just above
Mrs. J. E. P roctor o f M osier was
iti Independence tins week to see
her new grand daughter recently
born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Duvall.
M onday evening, the Merrimakers
very com pletely surprised Mr. and
Mrs. Dee T aylor at the George Hutch
home and a verv pleasant tim e was
Miss Eleanor Crowder of Union
visited Mrs. Hattie H enkle today.
Miss Crow der tias been teaching in
Corvallis but w ill go to Ogden, Utah,
The Buena Vista W om a n ’s Club
m em bers were delightfu lly entertain
ed by Mrs. G. W . M cLaughlin at her
home south of Independence lust
Mrs. W in n ie Braden, Polk County
Food Adm inistrator and also County
Chairman o f the W om a n ’s C ouncil
o f National Defense and Miss Edna
Mills, County Hom e Dem onstrator,
were here today.
Miss Helen Butler, after several
m onths close application in the tele
phone office, has left the w ork. She
is visiting friends in Silverton this
w eek and w ill finish her vacation in
Portland w ith friends.
The Cady-Tliurston m eetings at
the Baptist church are provin g very
interesting to those attending. Botli
gentlem en are fam iliar with their
subjects and express their opinions
in a very logical manner.
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To prevent the possibility o f valu
able information getting into Germany,
the American Red Cross, In sending
letters behind the enemy lines at the
request of persons In this country, Is
following carefully a plan worked out
by the state department to do away
Americans, Germans or others in the
United States wishing to communicate
with relatives In Germany must now
write out their messages In Red Cross
chapters throughout the country.
These are sent through the division of
ficers of the organization to national
headquarters. Herte they are rewrit
ten and the wording absolutely chang
ed to prevent the sending of any dia
gram or secret code. The messages
are given to the censorship board and
are passed or refused by them as the
case may be. When they reuefa a neu-
i tral country, they are translated on
other paper and In most cases drilvered
by the Red Cross of the place, to which
they go. The plan Is considered as
spy proof as It is possible to devise.
During the last 25 years the practice
has grown up that welfare Inquiries
and messages shall be permitted be
tween civilians la countries which are
at war with each other. The promis
cuous sending of letters through or
ganizations In neutral countries could
not be permitted because of the large
number of enemies in the country. To
prohibit entirely the sending of mes
sages would, for example, prevent a
L. R. Hill has been in Salem for
loyal American from finding out wheth
er his sister, unfortunately married to several days this week, being res
a German, was alive or dead. Pro trained there on pressing business
hibition was’ fn force for a time and matters. Dew ey is now able to walk
pitiful appeals were received by the around all day in the capital city
Red Cross from French, Belgians and and not get run over by a street car.
Italians begging the society to get
word for them as to whether their peo
Independence w ill soon he repre-
ple in the occupied districts were still
1 sented in France by one o f the fairer
The state department presented to ! sex. Miss Mabel Porterfield is in
the Red Cross the present plan In de New York ready to go overseas to do
tail and asked that the Red Cross put Red Cross work. She is an excellent
It Into effect. As it was purely hu nurse and will d o her share tow ards
manitarian work, the government relieving suffering humanity.
could do no more than supervise the
Miss Vale Hiltibrnnd returned
Today the American Red Cross is W ednesday m orning from an outing
sending an average of 1,300 letters a
o f several weeks spent near the
day to persons living behind the enemy
Tills work Is done through Red Hills. She was in com pan y
Washington headquarters o f the Amer with ten Cam p Fire girls from Airlie
ican Red Cross by the bureau of com and they spent their time loganber
munication o f which Edward M. Day la ry picking. T hey report an excel
Mr. and Mrs. James Martin are
CITY AND COUNTRY
rejoicing ov er tiie advent o f a little
girl at their hom e in Portland this
Glen Newton has gone to Gobel.
week. Mrs. Martin will he rem em
Mrs. .Tamos Hnnna is in Inde bered as Miss Francis Patterson and
is a grand daughter o f Daddy
Hedges. “ D addy" declares he’s the
Miss T helm a W illiam s is visiting on ly great grand daddy in Inde
The Isis broke its Sum m er record
Miss Leona Hanna w as here from
for attendance tonight. T he seating
capacity o f the theater w as not su f
Mrs. W . W . Percival o f Portland ficient to accom odate all those who
desired to go over the top with Em-
visited here this week.
pey. A nother bum per crow d is ex
The O. D. Butlers m ade a trip re pected Sunday night when Rilly
Burke appears in a war story of
cently thru the A lsea regions.
stricken Belgium .
Mr. and Mrs. Dean W alk er were
Raptist Church Services
hern from Eugene Saturday and
Rev. W. B. Stewart, Associntional
Mrs. A. Nelson and daughter, Ruth Pastor of Baptist churches, w ill con
were here from A lban y visiting duct services in the First Baptist
church of Independence next Sun
friends this week.
day m orning and evening. A cordial
Fred H ow ard and fam ily have invitation is extended to the public
m oved to Silverton where Mr. H ow to attend.
ard w ill w ork in a mill.
You w ill w an t that new piano
player at W illia m s’ Drug Co. If you
go and hear it dem onstrated.
Mrs. H. A. Childs and Miss Dor
othy, n ow livin g in Portland, visited
relatives and friends here this week.
Miss Mary H oham , lrtiisical in
structor at the State No
gon e East to the '
where she will
C. W . Parrish, a . ju tn e in P acific
conductor w h o has a run between
Portland and Corvallis.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Harter, Mrs. B.
F. West and Mrs. Joe M iller w ent
to A lbany Saturday and returned
F. L. M iller and Mrs. Lizzie A llen
w ent to A lbany Sunday to attend
the funeral of their brother-in-law,
Chester Cham bers went to A lbany
Mrs. Della M iller and children re
turned Thursday from C anby and
A lbany where they visited relatives
the past two weeks.
Born on S unday, July 28, to Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Sulvln, a son.
Mrs. W ni. Moser and ch ildren vis-
ite<i Sunday afternoon w ith Mrs.
A. B. Senger has bought a ear and
has taken tiie A irlie m ail route.
Mrs. A ndy Ayers was at the store
Addie Graham and cousin, Sam
M axfiekl, returned from C alifornia
the last of the w eek where they have
been for some time.
Mr. mill Mrs. Harry Stratton m ov
ed to Salem Friday.
Earl Fergerson spent Sunday w ith
Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Chow n and son ’
Ernest, spent Sunday in M cM inn
Mr. and Mrs. Eston Bevins and
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Turner spent
Sunday evening at tin; hom e o f Mr.
tind Mrs. Ralph Porterfield.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Adam Hartman o f
Portland and Mr. and Mrs. Hartman
of near Independence, relatives o f
Mrs. Ralph Porterfield visited her
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Porterfield,
daughter Hazel and grand daughters
Nina and Helen Porterfield attended
the opening of the bridge at Salem .
CASH OR TRADE
Methodist Church Services
Dr. Talliot o f Salem , president of
the W illam ette University, will
preach at the Methodist ch urch next
Sunday m orning. No evening ser
vice ns Rev. Ynrnes is absent on his
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