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LENTS STATION, PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1919
JOHN E. NORMAN, WELL
KNOWN HERE, NOW WITH
ARMY OF OCCUPATION
SPANDAU ARSENAL, SCENE OF BLOODY FIGHTING
The following most interesting latter
was received thia, week by Mrs. O.
E. i<ent, and is the first letter to
be published in The Herald from a
member of the army of occupation
in Germany. Th«- writer io John
E. Norman, company L, 360th in
fantry, who ia well known in Lwnta:
Zellingen, Germany. Jan. 14, ’19.
twice a day for our “chow” or eats.
Wow! but we‘were tired and worn
I had the flu and was three weeks
in the hospital 100 miles south of
Paris, where I lost 20 pounds. The
fourth day after 1 was out of bed
I spent eight hours steady hand
trucking at the Q. M. company at
Nevers, France, then walked 2*>t
miles to a replacement camp and
lb ar Cousin:
after supper hiked with a 72-pound
Vie gates ? (loot 7 Yah 1
full pack and 30-pound music box
Well I received your very welcome 1 *4 miles to embark for train, en
and newsy letter this morning. 1 route to my company. 1 avoided
■ hm * by the »tart that >%u were only
pneumonia that night while riding
going to write a short message but in a box car without fire—and it was
you finally penned off four big cold, too, and the 'cold air cut my
pages. That’s the spirit I like my lungs—by covering my head with
self when I writ/ and I am inspired my raincoat; but now 1 am as good
to answer via a real complete letter. as ever.
mind has not been
I have had some time carrying
turned to correspondence much ow the music boxes over 700 miles in
ing to adverse circumstances, such France, via train, auto truck, com
as having to complete a 246-mil«- bat wagons, etc., but still they are
hike in 10 days at the rate of 13 in perfect shape and 1 am in one of
miles a day', carrying a 72-pound the A. E. F. show troupes and going
pack. I learned a great deal on this as big as ever—and it does the boys
trip with the army of occupation to good. My captain brought my little
the Rhine, and am still learning the corcitina back from the front line
novelties that tend to disgust the personally. If my instruments could
bulk of the troops. It is surprising only talk like they can sing what a
to s»«e how the average U. 8. trooper story they would tell!
views foreign affairs but the morr
W’eil thia was an expensive old
I learn and s*-c the more 1 want to war (in lives) but it will be the
see, and you are one of the very greatest benefit to all the world and
few of my people who view the to the American race that one could
world as 1 do. I reald write a book imagine in the end.
that would read very diff«p-vntly from
1 have been in England, France
anything ever printed or ever to be and Belgium. Thia is the greatest
printed and all absolutely truthful. wine section of all Germany. I am
I have studied nationalities and found quartered in a palatial room with
it deeply interesting, but the A. E three other soldiera. We have elec
F. luu> had all the travel they ever tric lights, stove, desk, big mirror,
wish (so they say), ami I believe it fancy easy chairs, a nice bed with
firmly. As for me, I will have to feather cover, swinging windows
come buck later and take in all of with lace curtains and gold cloth
Europ«-, traveling in my own way curtains over them. How is that for
and not by 50-minute spells with a homeabroiui ?
10-minute rest between, on foot.
The Rhinelanders west of the
I am glad Jasper and Paul went Rhine treat us fine. Half of the
through the drives all right. I see 90th division speak Gernikn well and
King Albert had their division (the I have my music and can play eight
Diet) in his guard of honor when he German pieces, to their great delight,
and as a result I find 1 have to
I am in the 90th division from *
1 dampen the wine they want to give
Texas and Oklahoma. We were first me. German is easier to learn than
stationed at Latrecoy, France, which French as it resembles English more.
ia about six kilometers, or three and The Germans are all healthy and red
three-fifth miles from Joan of cheeked. They could not treat us
Arc. 1 was on duty at the outpost better, and are all anxious to go to
in front of the front line, just across America and seem to dislike mili
the Moselle river, opposite Joan of tarism decidedly.
Arc’s monuipent, which ia located
It worried my dad when I left for
upon a pointed hill some 500 feet New York and for some unknown
high, overlooking Pont a’ Mousson. reason 1 never heard from him while
This monument has a 12-inch shell on the front. I was sick over it
hole through it they say. I saw the and it worried me worse than the
bombardment of the bridge near whiz-bangs. I did not mind dying
there, the shells falling short but if it came to that, but dying with
sending fountains of water over 150 out my people knowing the last cir
feet high and at the same time an cumstances and truth and having
airplane only about SOO feet high at them fretting the balance of their
tracted shell fire until shrapnel fell lives as to the how and where I was.
all around me—spent scrap iron, and
They Hay 130,000 Germans are
not too dangerous. About 125 shells missing. Just think! Imagine the
faileti to bring down the bird.
state of mind of their relatives and
I was in the St. Mihiel drive be friends all the years to come.
ginning September 12, and saw 57
Well, hoping you are all well and
days at the front in all, and always that I will get home soon, your
pretty well entertained. Near Vil cousin,
lers, France, while on the front we
JOHN E. NORMAN,
hail to walk four miles (round trip)
Co. L, 360th Inf., A. E. F.
LENTS MAN CELEBRATES
MRS. IVY M. KINNEY
On Thursday, February 13, at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Fank-
hauser, one mile south of l«ents, was
celebrated the forty-ninth birthday
of Mr. Fankhauser. Present and also
celebrating birthdays on the same
day were Mrs. H. C. Ulrich, Mrs.
Marguerite Henderson of Happy Val
ley, and Mrs. Ernest E. Ulrich, of
6427 Eighty-ninth street, S. E. The
day was spent in a very sociable and
enjoyable way after partaking of a
sumptuous dinner of good things
prepared by the hostess, Mrs. Fank
hauser. Long live the four!
Ludwig Schweitzer, of Fifty-sev
enth avenue and Ninety-sixth street,
has been discharged from the navy
and has arrived home. Mr. Schweit
zer was on the flagship Pennsyl
vania, one of the ships which es
corted the George Washington when
President Wilson went to France.
Ivy M. Kinney, of Fifty-fifty ave
nue and Ninety-third street, enter
tained a number of her piano pupils
at a valentine party Saturday, the
children arriving at 10 a. m. Ice
cream, cake and candy were served.
A cake with a penny baked in it was
the object of much interest, and
Elizabeth Trenary captured the cov
eted prize. The afternoon was spent
playing games, and a great scramble
was started when a hunt for 60 hid
den valentines. Vegan.
Those present were Dorothy and
Buster Geisler, William and Martin
Manz, Darcy Coffman, Dorris Tyler,
Florence Thurston, Mary Robertson,
Thelma Littlefield, Kenneth Jefferies,
Elizabeth, George and Lucille Tre
nary, Florence and Madaline Kinney.
fááíáíú. attrai ¿at.
Viet*, of the custlc of Mpsnduu, part of tiie great (Jer uiau arsenal near liertln, which was taken by the Sparta
cans and recaptured by the Ebert government forces after bloody fighting.
A joint session of the G. A. R. and
Shllo circle was held Saturday eve
ning, after the regular business ses
sion, in honor of Lincoln's and Wash
ington's birthdays. A snort program
was enjoyed, Frank Melvin, of Wood-
mere being the principal speaker of
the evening. Several short addresses
were made by members and patriotic
songs were sung. It was expected
that Colonel Barker, who celebrated
his eighty-third birthday that day,
would be present and join in the pro
gram but circumstances were such
that he could not attend.
Mrs. Finley O. McGrew was a
luncheon hostess on Thursday, Feb
ruary 13, when she entertained a
few friends at her home, 3729 Fifty
sixth avenue, 8. E. Valentin«- motifs
were used about the rooms and as
Being also the
birthday of little Finley Oliver Mc
Grew, a number of children were
present to help him celebrate. Those
to enjoy the pleasant occasion were:
Mrs. R. _C. Prince, Mrs. J. C. Me
Grew, Mrs. Oscar Olsen, Mrs. J. L.
Gilham, Mrs. Chester McGrew and
Mrs. C. H. Himes.
Patrolman P. C. Anderson,"of the
Lents day force, chairman of the
music committee, has announced a
special attraction for the annual po
licemen’s ball at the Auditorium Sat
urday evening, February 22. Chair
man Anderson, through the co-oper
ation of C. A. Finley, manager of
Council Crest Park, has secured the
well-known singer, Monte Austin, to
add to the “pep” of the occasion.
Austin’s thousands of Portland
friends need no further endorsement
of the ability of the music commit
Austin will sing many of the new
est hits, hot off the presses of New-
York publishers, including “Mother,
Here’s Your Boy,” “Rose of No-Man’s
land,” “Chong,” “Ja Da.” “When
You lx>ok in* the Heart of a Rose,"
and “Dreaming Sweet Dreams of
Mother.” A 20-piece orchestra will
dispense instrumental music.
Following is the dance program:
Grand march 8:30 p. m. led by the
mayor, city commissioners and chief
Waltz—When You Look in the
Heart of a Rose.
One-step—When I Send You a Pic
ture of Berlin.
Step—Pack Up Your Troubles in
Your Old Kit-bag.
Schottische—Aloha, Soldier Boy.
One-step — Mother, Here’s Your
Waltz—Till We Meet Again.
Three-step—I Ast Hope.
Step—The Rose of No-Man’s Land.
Schottische—Keep the Home Fires
One-step—Cotton Town Blues.
Waltz—Dreaming Sweet Dreams of
MODERN HEALTH CRUSADE
REGINS IN LENTS SCHOOLS
“The Modern Health Crusade" was
introduced into the Lents school last
Monday. Principal Hershner says the
children are evincing considerable en
thusiasm and it is hoped to make a
large percentage of the pupils per
manent members of the movement.
The Modern Health Crusade was
found«*d by the National Tuberculosis
association, but the crusade as well
as the association is not limited to
We quote below a few paragraphs
from the bulletin issued by the as-
<o«-iation showing some of the funda:
mental principles of the movement:
A Health Mobilization
The Modern Health Crusade, an or
ganized movement that has enlisted
more than 700,000 American children,
is adding strength to coming work
ers and protecting them from the
increased disease and neglect which
the war has brought to the children
of Europe. It is a system of health
education that grips the child’s inter
est until health practices become ha
bitual. Through children,- it is <sdu-
cating parents and promoting com
The Modern Health Crusade sup
plies the child with a motive for pa
tient work in acquiring health habits
when the abstract advantages of
health and the usual teaching of
physiology do not call the child to
action. “Material is educational just
in so far as it creates an interest.”
With adults the direct motive for
faithful observance of the laws of
health is usually insufficient until
sickness creates a desire for health
through its absence. With children
it is all the more essential to supply
an indirect motive. The crusade ac
complishes this by introducing the
play element into the study and prac
tice of hygiene. It transfers some of
the romance of the medieval crusades
to a vital quest of present-day chil
dren. It holds up to them the chiv
alry of health, the high ideals of
strength, right living and the protec
tion of the weak. It makes an in
stant appeal to the child through its
titles and badges as well as by giv
ing him something to do and honors
to earn; but, throughout, it adheres
to the laws of habit-formation. It
applies the approved pedagogical
principle of learning health habits by
doing them. ,
The results of the Modern Health
Crusade are physical improvement
and prevention of disease among the
children and their families, moral
discipline through regular attendance
to hygienic duties, and the awaken
ing of community responsibility.
Who the Crusaders Are
Modt rn Health Crusaders are chil
dren between six and 16 years of age
who qualify by doing the official
health chores an«l by agreeing to the
pledge printed on the certificate of
enrollment and who receive this cer
tificate from organizations or adult
workers promoting the crusade.
Crusaders’ Health Rules
1. Keep windows open or stay
outdoors when you sleep, play, work
or study. Breathe fresh air always
and through your nose. Take ten
deep breath»- every day.
Eat wholesome food, including fruit
and vegetables, and chew it thor
oughly. Avoid greasy fried food,
soggy breads, heavy pie and cake.
Eat little candy; none that is impure.
Drink plenty of pure water and use
your own cup. Drink no tea or
coffee. Never take beer, wine or
other alcoholic drinks or soft «-rinks
containing injurious' drugs. Do not
smoke or use tobacco in, any form)
Make sure that everything you put
in your mouth is clean. Wash your
hands always before eating or han
dling food. Wash your ears and
neck as well as your face and clean
your finger-nails every day. Bathe
your whole body twice a week at
least and shampoo often. Brush your
teeth thoroughly twice every day,
after breakfast and supper. Have all
cavities in your teeth filled. Consult
a dentist twice a year.
Play and exercise every day in the
open air. Sit and stand up straight.
Have a regular time every day for
attending to toilet and each need of
your body. Whenever you cough or
sneeze, turn your head aside and
cover your mouth with your handker
chief. If you must spit, spit only
where it will be removed before per
sons or a fly can touch it. Have a
complete medical examination each
Get a long night’s sleep. Get up
Keep your clothes neat.
Brush your shoes before going to
school. Keep your mind clean and
cheerful. Be helpful to others.
Crusaders’ Health Chores
A score card is furnished each
child with a column for each day of
the week and a blank line for each
of the 11 health chores. A score is
kept by marking an X on the card
for each health chore performed. Fol
lowing are the chores:
I washed my hands before each
I washed not only my face but my
ears and neck and I cleaned my
I tried today to keep fingers, pen
cils and everything that might be
unclean out of my mouth and nose.
I drank a glass of water before
each meal and before going to bed,
and drank no tea, coffee or other
injurious drinks today.
I brushed my teeth thoroughly in
the morning and in the evening to
I took ten or more slow, deep
breaths of fresh air today.
I played outdoors or with windows
open more than 30 minutes today.
I was in bed ten hours or more
last night and kept my window open.
(Boys and girls 13 years of age may
change this to nine hours. Those
under nine years of age should sleep
11 hours at least.)
I tried today to sit up and stand
up straight, to eat slowly, and to
attend to toilet and each need of my
body at its regular time.
I tried today to keep neat and
The marriage of Miss Hazel John-
«on and Walter Stuttie was solmen-
ized in Lents Thursday afternoon,
February 13. After the ceremony
the bridal party and guests were
served with a four-course dinner at
the home of the bride’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Nick Faler, 9604 Foster
The rooms were beautifully deco
rated with spring flowers and the
table, at which 26 guests were
seated, was daintily adorned. The
place cards were lilies of the valley
tied with white ribbon and festooned
from the chandelier.
were small white baskets filled with
The following guests were present:
Mr. and Mr% William Statte; Mr.
and Mrs. George Spring; Mr. and"
Mrs. Thomas S. Luke; Mr. and Mrs.
T. C. Luke; Mr. and Mrs. Max
Smith; Mrs. M. J. Spring, grand
mother of the bride; Mrs. W. J. Mc
Neil, Mrs. Joe Riley, Mrs. Harold
Riley, Mrs. A. F. Sidow, of Tacoma,
Wash.; Mrs. Gladys Wilcox; the
Misses Thelma and Margaret Stutte,
Miss Myrtle McNeil, Miss Helen
Smith, Miss Maurine Wilcox, Miss
Emily Milliren; Lewis Stutte, Don
ald McNeil, of O. A. C.; Gordon Mc
Neil; Mr. and Mrs. Nick Faler and
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stutte.
On Wednesday the ladies of the
Baptist church gave a handkerchief
shower to Mrs. Marie Barker, who is
moving up near Cottage Grove, where
her husband, Gay Barker, and her
brother-in-law, Mr. Bird have taken
a contract to haul railroad ties and
lumber to the railroad by motor
truck. The above-named genxlehieb
are already at their destination at
work and their families will soon
The ladies of the church each
brought a fancy handkerchief and
served a dinner to Mrs. Barker. The
table was daintily laid with good
things and a good time was enjoyed,
but there was an undercurrent of
regret that Mrs. Barker would be
away for a time and missed from all
departments of the church.
The ladies present were Mrs. E.
M. Moore, Mrs. D. C. Johnson, Mrs.
E. Kelly, Mrs. W. R. Douglas, Mrs.
E. A. Smith, Mrs. W. M. Barker,
Mrs. Marie Barker, Grandma Dar-
nall, Mrs. R. G. Nichols, Mrs. M. A.'
Ott, Mrs. Mabel Quinlan, Mrs. Rosa
Silver, Mrs. Henry and Mrs. Swain.
Mr.” and Mrs. G. W. Porter, 8504'
Sixty-seventh avenue, are the proud
parents of a baby boy, born Febru
On February 15 a girl baby was
born to Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Coons,
9685 Forty-fifth avenue.
A baby girl was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Breshears, 5580 Ninety-second
street, Wednesday, February 12.
A new boy arrived at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Fredricks, of
6805 Woodstock avenue, Tuesday,
cheerful constantly and to be helpful
I took a full bath on each day of
the week that is checked X.
Titles are conferred on the pupils
who faithfully perform these chores
as follows: For two weeks, the title
of page; five weeks, squire; 10 weeks,
knight; 15 weeks, knight banneret.
The badge of the squire is a cel
luloid button in red, whits and blue
picturing Liberty holding out the ca-
deceus, the ancient Greek emblem of
Her shield carries the
double-barred red cross, emblem of
the health associations leading the
crusade. Two stars are shown about
the “S" (for squire). The page re
ceives merely the certificate of en
rollment, carrying one star. The
knight’s badge is the archer pin, de
picting an armored bowman aiming
his arrow in war against disease. It
carries three stars and is finished in
silver. The knight’s banneret pin
differs from the knight’s in gold fin
ish and in carrying four stars and