7 SOLDIERS FROM NORTHWEST WRITE OF WAR EXPERIENCES THE SUNDAY OREGON'IAX. PORTIiAJfD, OCTOBER 20, 1918. Portland Mazama Writes of Scenery in France. Corporal William M'allaw Etui CUaiba to Height of 10,735 f'rrt. ITALIAN mountmln scenery rivals tht of the American Northwest, according; to the description Corporal William Wallace Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Evans. 742 Montgomery drive, wrote of some climbs taken on a recent furlough. His furlough com menced with a trip to Aix les Bains, of which he writes: "This Is the soldiers' leave area. It Is on the beautiful Lake du Bourget. which Is as blue as Lake Louise, and with mountains around it. The most i Interesting place there is the Casino or i the T. M. C, A., situated In the old rambling- Casino, next in size to that at Monte Carlo. It has been closed since I 1914. although Monte Carlo is still open. "1ROPS are good in France this year, Daring Airman Celebrates Birthday in Novel Way. Raymond J. Buckley Makes S3 Loops la Succession. TUST by way of celebrating his blrth- O day and on a dare of his comrades, Raymond J. Buckley looped the loop 3 times in succession, once for each The interior decorations are wonder ful and the ceilinw in the south ball room, which used to be the 'big game room, cost Jl. 000. 000. "There are still signs painted on the -A v V f 1 engineer construction company, who had landed just a month ahead of us In France. Each of us knew of the oth er's work during the past year; so we had some great times comparing expe riences. They left for other duties, and also left a shower bath behind, which we immediately appropriated and started to use. It Is the finest bath we ever saw when it works right: but as the addition of one too many sticks of wood makes it too hot and the lack of one makes it too cold, there Is often some argument between the engineer in charge and the patrons. ye&r of hs Jlf fortable 'quarters, kitchen 'and mess. After passing through all this un hall, all of which are built of iron." I scathed young Buckley Known as "Buck" to all his Portland friend; broke his leg sliding Into third base in a harmless little game of baseball. It was pesky . luck, raised- several powers, for in one week he was to have received his commission as Lieu tenant Now he must wait until, he has recovered from that compound fracture of the left ankle, for no com missions are issued to men on the hos pital list. Toung Buckley Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Buckley, 461 East Broadway. He is a former law 'Student at the French Crops Good, Writes . Sergeant Steudler. Soldier Tells of Vlnltlag Flaees sf Historic laterest. n a ill :1 according to the letter received re cently from Sergeant William Steudler, of Hillsdale, who Is overseas with the regimental headquarters, Sth Engi neers. He writes: "The weather here is about the same as in Oregon. You should see the crops in France. They are wonderful and the French people will have a big harvest this year. "The other afternoon I went for a long -walk and saw many historic places. "I have collected some Swiss coins that I am going to bring back with me. I have received no letters from home, but expect one most any day. "I am feeling better than at any time before in my life, 'and am getting along fine, so don't worry about me. t ; - Lars. William Wallace Evans. Portlaad Masama. la Fraace- Wlth the Old Third Oregoa DSU I walls "Minimum 1000 Francs.' This Is the place where Harry Thaw dropped part of his fortune, also Jack Johnson. J. P. Morgan used to come here to take the famous sulphur hatha "My second day at Aix, just as I was leaving for a trip up Mont Revard, 5070 feet. I met a French captain. We took the cog railroad because he could not walk far. having been wounded in the loot. We got to be very chummy and were together all the time 1 was at Aix. He says his only object in life now is 'picking up American slang and chewing gum.' From the top of Revard we got a wonderful view of the Alps. ML Blanc 30 miles away, and the Italian Alps. In the opposite direction we could look down on Aix and the lake. It was a gorgeous sight "That evening L. E. Anderson and I rented bicycles, took the train for Mad dones and then rode on our bikes to Lanslebourg, where we put up for the night The next day we climbed Mt Cents. 10,733 feet The top of this mountain is the border of France and Italy. It was a dandy climb no trouble at all and we had a wonderful view of the Alps and the city of Turin, Italy. "We returned to Lanslebourg at 4 P. M. and found a grand reception waiting us. for we were the first American sol diers in that town. If we could have drunk all the wine offered us. we would have been paralyxed In an hour. They would not let us pay our bill at the hotel. We stayed there that night and the next day went up the other side of the valley and climbed Massif de la Vanoise. 1I.9S2 feet This was a longer climb but a good one. We encountered quite a few crevasses, but they did not hinder our progress. "The next morning we left the hotel at 9 o'clock to start on a ride through a pass In the mountains. If Oregon could only have such roads in her mountains. We arrived at a little inn at the base of the Le Grande Casse. They also had not seen an American soldier and they sure did worship us. They just about exhausted my French. The views in the little pass excelled In some ways those of Ilainier National I'ark. "The old man at the hotel told us that the pinnacle was equal to the Mat terhorn In Switzerland. The pinnacle was about 1500 feet and of solid ma terial. It was the- hardest mountain I have ever climbed and I had to stop often to figure out how I was going to surmount this or that obstacle. I reached the .top but did not enjoy the view, as I had to sit and figure how I was going to get down. "Our board and room while at Aix was paid by Uncle Sam. We sure were fed fine and had dandy quarters. I was In a private family. Arrived at ' St Aignan at noon ou Tuesday, the trip taking 16 days." Bickleton, Wash., Boy Finds War Interesting. Enthusiastic Tribute Paid to French Forelffa Legion. AN ENTHUSIASTIC letter from the front has been received by Dr. A. F. Brockman, of Bickleton, Wash., from his son, Cecil C. Brockman, Bat tery A. 147th Field Artillery. Private Brockman enlisted with the 3d Ore gon. Battery A. in September, 1917. His letter, written September 2, follows:. "Ever since July 18 we have been fighting with the Foreign Legion. Tou have heard of them no doubt They are the greatest in the. world and are composed of all nations. .Out of 75, 000 they have 30.000 left They have always stopped the Boche. There are six Tanks left in the original Legion. "We were talking to an officer last night and he informed us that our di vision has had five citations and is to wear the cord. The whole division is from the Middle West and West. We made the big gain at Chateau Thierry, and are doing it here. "The thirty-second has been on the line three months without a relief. We expect It soon. "I'm feeling fine and feel I am com ing out of this O. K. For Instance. I was riding my horse to water a few days ago when a fleet of Boches, about SO. came over and began to open up on everything in sight. The bullets coming down sounded like rain coming through the leaves. When I got back I found a bullet had pierced my saddjf blanket Just behind the saddle, gone through my horse's stomach and lodged there. He died In a few minutes. "I've bad shell fire, shrapnel and gas with my horse running till I could not get my mask on, and I've not been touched. I've had men hit right by the side of me with bullets, sniper machine guns and bombed several times. If there Is anything I haven't run into I cannot recall It The bombs from the planes are the worst of all. We are forcing the Boches back every day. A lot of them shoot their own officers and come over to us vol untarily. Most of them are kids from 15 to 18 years. We will surely finish It by next Summer. Cigarettes and sweets are very hard to get and cost ike the deuce. t ' ; f . f 4 if '. v j! f ' , J- I it N x ' l! ft- V " It when I received my citizenship papers "Today I am old, but still I do all I can as far as possible. You know, my dear son, that your oldest brother. Carmine, died on the Gorizia front May 22 and your brother Altonion lost his arm while on the French front Sept. 1.1, 1917. I did r.ot cry or despair, they have done their duty, as I should have done,' but now, my dear son, our hopes are on you and you have re sponded by enlisting, and you have done well, and If it should be your lot the same as your brothers, I could not live without you. For I have this little son, and he must be taken care of. "Your family today Is living with the thought of fighting the enemy of all the world, as also your relatives and uncles In Italy are fighting this enemy, . this barbarous, . uncivilized, thing, and we are fighting against Austria in Piedmont In Italy, as (also in Venetia and Lombardy. "My son, I give you my benediction, and go you also, my son, and do your self as well as your country honor, as well as for America and Italy and the a hole civilized world. "I am enclosing to you the photo graphs, and I kiss you and your wife. Salvatore embraces yoii as also your wife, and giving you my highest and sincerest regards and love I remain. "Your father" Hood River Soldier Falls Before German Fire. Captaia Livingston, In Charge of Squad, Relates Experiences. rjOOD RIVER, Or.. Oct 12. (Spe- J.JL Raymond J. Buckley, Aviator. Who Is Xotr on Hospital List University of Washington. At the open ing of the war he was in Government service in Alaska. The young Pontlander's daring in the air has won him recommendation as a future "pursuit chaser." . Yankees Throw Off Shirts and Go Over Top. Larry Miller Lauds Americans as World's Greatest Fighters. Railway Camps in France Cheer Fighting Men. Letter Indicates Extent of Work VndeVtakea Behind Lines. War Breeds Fatalism Among Troops at Front. Sergeant Martin, of Castle Reek, Finds. With Others, Worry tic less. OW an Infantry regiment of American soldiers ran out of am munition, but fixed bayonets and took off their shirts and went "over the top," is told in a letter received by Mrs. Larry H. Miller; of Vancouver, Wash., from her husband, who is In active serv ice in France. He is an Oregon boy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Miller, of Norway, Or. "We just returned from the front after a hard session with the Boche," he says. "Of course, we were victori ous. We were highly complimented by aivisionai commander and we fTlHE members of the auxiliary of .A. company E, oi the istn engineers .Railway, received a letter the other day from the writing committee of the auxiliary. Farts of it are as follows: "In our last letter we told you how nicely we were getting the new camp arranged. Well, we got everything in excellent shape ana had a real model and comfortable camp all finished when we suddenly got orders to move. We packed up in a hurry and took everything along that we could, but unfortunately the artesian well, the big "chateau," the large vineyard and the shady trees proved to be too bulky a package to tke with us. Also, our fine shower bath had to stay with the rest "After a tiresome trip of two days over a railroad which made up in bumps and Jolts what it lacked in speed and comfort, we landed "some where in France," a place totally dif ferent from the original "somewhere" we knew first There it was calm and businesslike, here it is hurry, speed and strictly military. There we built great permanent projects which will remain a monument to American engineering ability. Here we build vast temporary plants and structures, each a compo nent part in our great military ma chine, which soon, we hope, will have completed its usefulness. There our work will remain as its own testimony of our ability, while here our work is not lasting, yet its result will endure In history. "We have the honor of being the first company of our regiment to at tain our desire of advance work, and while that In itself means little, yet it Is much satisfaction to us. Partly be cause we appreciate being first and partly because we are removed from a part of the country that we knew too lonr and were beginning to dislike. "To-our surprise we found another OIERGEANT Thomas F. Martin, Bat- O tery B. 147th Field Artillery, writes to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leander Martin, of Castle Rock, Wash., under date of August 20, from a. hospital In France where he has been recovering irom a gas attack:: "I think that by this time the Hun has found out the kind of stuff we are made of. He ought to, for he has used up nearly 17 divisions trying to stop us. It is a hard game on the horses and on the men this following the guns, which means travel, day and night and when we stop there is al ways work to be done.' "We sleep, when we can and eat when we can. "The country we are passing through is devastated by the retreating Huns until there Is scarcely anything left The villages are only piles of stone. The spirit of the infantry, which is Heaven, Hell or Hoboken by Christ mas,' is the spirit of the whole Amer ican Army. "I have seen quite a bit of war this Summer: TouU Alsace, Chateau-Thier ry. This life is breeding fatalism among us - till we cease to worry. If the shell hits you, why worry? and if it misses you, why worry? I sport a gold chevron on my left sleeve now for six months' service overseas." PORTLAND BOY RECEIVES PROMOTION TO CAPTAIN. surely have a reputation for fighting. When the Germans hear of this divi sion coming to the front again they will shake in) their boots, for the pris oners we captured said the Americans were crazy or drunk. The infantry regiment made them think so. One infantry regiment in. our division ran out of ammunition, and they fixed bayonets and took off their shirts and undershirts and went 'over the top.' rne prisoners who finally got back or the lines, and they were very few, said that the Americans fought like animals or mad men. "If you can picture, 3000 roaring, screaming, whooping, shouting dough boys stripped to the waist with their bare arms and shoulders steaming with perspiration from the long running fight they made, fix their bayonets and slowly but steadily advance across the field, never wavering, never, looking back, never firing a shot, for they had none to fire, but they kept right on in the face -of the snipers and machine guns till they penetrated clear through the Germans' third line of trenches, then you have a faint idea of what our I division did, and this is not bragging. for other divisions are doing Just as much every day. "That is the spirit of 'the Americans In this great war, and in France our division walloped the Prussian guards. me pick oi uermany, and did it on our first tripto the lines. The engineers went ahead of the infantry and did work under fire. Yet, some people call the engineers the non-combatant tramps, or soldiers who never fight." Lieutenant Merrill B. Moores Reaches Ceiling of Sky. It Is No Stunt at All, He Snys. to Sail Over Paris Four Miles Above. cial.) From a hospital in France, recovering from a serious wound. Cap tain W. A. Livingston, of a Canadian regiment, writes interestingly to his friend, J. A, Haviland, of this city, about the battle in which he was felled by the enemy. "The Boche got me again in that show east of Amiens on August 8, but not however, until after I had made a few of them useless to the Kaiser," says Captain Livingstone. "This time I picked up a machine gun bullet through the leg. It hit me just below the knee and passed through the bone without breaking it Some velocity, what?. "We had just advanced through a wood where we captured -a number of heavy guns and a few horses. Be yond lay a ravine about 150 yards wide and 50 feet deep. The east side was a steep .bank crossing the valley. that is easy picking for a bunch of machines. Scouts Come From Clouds. "Suddenly there was a burst of shots and my observer shouted for me to open her wide up. There were six ma chines after us. They were German Pfalz scouts, a very fast type of single seated scoats, and had come out of the clouds about 1000 yards behind us. I was going as fast as my machine would pull and told my observer to open on them as soon as they came within range. A few minutes passed Portland Youth Writes of Life in Battle Zone. Fred W. Keea Welcomes News Frosa Ranks of Second Line. FRED W. KEES. who for several months has been In France as a member of the headquarters troop of and he opened up with his twin Lewis!, f""" Army CorPS, has been at the guns. I glanced over my shoulder and saw but three machines. I asked where the other three were. He told me two had climbed above us and the third was trying to get under our tail. ' "Under the tail is a favorite place for the Boche to attack a biplane ma chine, as they can lire up through and at the same time be hidden themselves. My, observer could not Are on this one on. account of the tail surfaces of our own, machine being in the way. He shouted that I better dive, as the front according to a letter received 11181 weeK ty M. Sichel. 331 Washington street "I have been in what Is known as the advance zone practically all the time for the past four months," his letter reads, "and during that time have seen quite a few exciting times. Hav4 been all through the American fighting dis trict and have seen a great deal of France. Of course I cannot tell you Just where we are now, but can say that I have been right in the midst of it all me time. . T IEUTENANT MERRILL B. MOORES mj is in France, where he is stationed at an experimental .field of the United States Air Service some few miles from Paris. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Moores, of this city. For four months last Winter he attended the Boston School of Technology. Later he was sent to CimpDick, Dallas, Tex., be-ing sent to France during the first part of July. . Extracts from a letter written home recently are given here: "I am in charge of -a department which collects the data and records the performances of the different airplanes that is to say, we. take for Instance a Liberty 12-cy Under plane and try out different types of propellers, and turn in reports on which type develops the greatest speed or will climb to, the highest altitude. "There are two Second Lieutenants with me, and also several enlisted men, who help with the installation of the different recording Instruments. It Is up to me to take most of the flights, as. I am responsible for the data col lected; so you can imagine that I am getting all the flying I want. . Of course I am not piloting these ma chines as yet as we -have regular de tailed pilots that we call on any time we are pulling off an experiment These machines we have are some what faster than those we had in Texas, and also I have been nearer heaven than I ever expect to get It is no stunt at all to travel faster than two miles a minute, or sail over Paris four miles above. We go so high that we are entirely out of sight to any one on the earth below, but of course we can easily pick out cities or vil lages below us, that is, when it is no too cloudy. On these altitude climbs we also have special oxygen tanks which sup ply us with the right mixture of air, because at these high altitudes the air is so rare that one would become very weak from lack of oxygen. It is also very cold high up, and we have these very heavy suits we call 'Teddy Bears. We also wear thick gloves, helmets, goggles, etc., so you can imag ine how one looks with this outfit in addition to a breathing apparatus con nected with your face. 'Last Thursday I was up where it was 17 degrees below zero tcentl grade). Of course the Fahrenheit- sys tem we use mostly in the United States would only record zero weather. But even that is a big difference in the temperature from which you started out in below, on an August day, for instance. "It takes generally about an -hour to reach what we term as the ceiling, or the highest altitude at which a plane will climb. Of course you can come down much faster, but even that is regulated more or less in different types of machines. Some would freeze up their radiators if you dive for too long a space, caused by the rush of air, and one must level out and run their motors several minutes to warm up, before making another dive of say, 5000 feet at a clip." -: J t "Sif r i4Jt 1 Captain W. A. Livingstone, W-ound-ed by Macblne-Gun Bullet. Portland Youth Sends Poem From Battle Zone. Private Knowlton Stevenson Writes of Army Life Overseas. tcivo roniana news. "It is getting quite cold nights here, but throughout the day it is very pleas ant Am sending you a picture of my- Boche was getting well under us. I noticed that two of our own machines "Al Endres sends me The Sunday Ore had dropped back even with me but gonian, and I am alwava clad to were considerably higher. I nosed over and turned to the right just as the Boche opened on us. His bullets whizzed by, but my position now al lowed my observer to openfire on Mr. Fritz and also the two gunners in the ships above me opened and six streams of lead were too much for him. The tracer bullets showed that we were firing through his machine. He ab ruptly turned and went down and his companions went with him. We were crossing the lines now and soon landed at our airdrome. It was 12:25 P. M. "Examination showed that not a shot had touched our ships, but I imagine Fritz told how he had shot us up. Per haps he had a right to, though, for many of his shots were mighty close. We had more than 70 photographs which turned out excellently, so we had done our duty." Portland Man Three Times "Over the Top." Charles Coghlan, Aged 25, Engaged im Recent Heavy Fighting-. LIEUTENANT CHARLES C. COGH LAN, of Portland, has been in some of the heavy, recent fighting on the American front in France, according to word received by his relatives here. Three times he has gone over the top, he says in a recent letter, and he adds that he likes it. Lieut Coghlan, who is only 21 years old, is a nephew of Dr. J. N. Coghlan, of Portland. He formerly attended Mount Angel College. When the of ficers' training camps were first estab lished he was too young to meet the entrance requirements and Joined the Fourth Engineers at Vancouver. He was transferred later to the officers" training camp at Chattanooga, Tenn, and after a course of six months was granted a commission. Captaia A. M. Fleming. Lieutenant A. M. Fleming has been promoted to be Captain, ac cording to word which was re ceived in this city during - the 4 week. Captain Fleming is a grad- uate of the second officers' train- f Ing camp at fhe Presidio of San : Francisco and is stationed at San J Diego, CaL t Father Writes Feelingly to Son in Service. One Boy Killed, Another Wounded, Parent Gives Third to Cause. A letter "showing .the true spirit of sacriflce and patriotism of Ital ians in this country recently was writ ten by a Kansas CJty father to his son Just going into the service with 'Uncle Sam. The father, whose name - is omitted on request already had given one son to the cause and another son had lost his arm fighting in France. But with all this burden .ho sent off his third son with a "God bless . yoll.', The letter, which was received by a soldier at Vancouver Barracks, follows: "You cannot Imagine the pleasure which has been mine and to my heart which gave to me your .first letter, when I heard that you were a soldier under the Star Spangled Banner of the United States of America, for I swore to defend that flag in case of need !sve v. .-00 zrs.--. yW -v A UK. " a;v,. f V v - - y ' t il a. t . :: t ( 4"V " 5 v.- ! S - v 1 I i v t ; I , v I IlL , I I started pashlng forward with my com pany when one of the devilish machine guns opened fire from a point about 300 yards to my right. He surely made it hot for us. I immediately gave an order to rush back to the bottom of the ravine. "Just as I reached the top and was about to take the first step down I got it in the knee. I went down in a heap and rolled to the bottom. It did not put me out, however, and at once I sent my corporal and his section to the right to deal with the Hun machine gun crew. He returned in about 10 minutes, cleaning his bayonet on the grass, and I did not consider it neces sary to ask questions concerning the fate of those Boches. "You may think we are a bit hard and cruel with our enemies, but if you had had as much to do with them as I have you wduld take a different view of it. I think they should all be killed. The Boche's latest form of deviltry is to set steel traps in No Man's Land to catch our patrols, something like one would use for vt grizzly. I tell you If he ever catches me in one of them he will find it harder to release me than it ever was to put an end to a cap tured grizzly. "The French operated on our right this time. God, they give the Boche short shrift After lying there about an hour, my company having gone for ward. I captured six Boche sappers who had been working on a nearby dugout You never saw men more surprised. They had been underground all morn ing and did not know there was a scrap on. They were inclined to argue bit at first but a "Colt is a pretty good thing to convince a. Hun who is in doubt whetner it is a gooa ming to surrender or not , In a short time they had impro vised a stretcher .from two sticks and a ground sheet and I forced them to carry me the seven miles DacK to ine field ambulance." Private Knowlan Stevenson, son o Mrs. D. J. Stevenson, of 678 East Sixty fourth street, in a recent letter to hi mother enclosed a poem written by a fellow-soldier and published in "The Stars and Stripes," the American sol diers' overseas publication. Young Mevenson enlisted with the Third Ore gon when he was Just 17 years old. He is the only son. The poem sent to chee his mother follows, in part: "There's a little mother I'm loving in the land" across the sea. Thru the softness of the twilight she comes creeping close to me. I can see her tender eyes As they glow across the darkness with a light that never dies. Yes, she gave me to our country though she might have made me stay: How she kissed me, smiling bravely, as she brushed the tears away! And her voice rings past the moaning, past the battle raging near. And she says, 'Be true and fearless, just because I love you, dear. "There's a little mother, she's waiting in the land across the foam, And I know that she is praying and with honor 1 11 come home. And I make myself a promise that I'll Justify her plan The ideal that she sets me, a soldier and a man. Liberty Loan Makes Strong Appeal to Soldiers. Sergeant Aeneas Small Writes In Praise of Oregon's Record. "01 O. A. C. Graduate Tells of His First Aerial Flight. Fear of Lord Put In Boche's Heart and Holes in His Machine. NE can always pick an Oregon man by the way he blows his horn while playing in a band to help boost the liberty loan," writes Sergeant Eneas Small, who is with the Head quarters Company, of the 10th Battal ion, located at Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. "It surely is a wonder the way some thing like the liberty loan wakes up the boys in camp," he says. "They do all that they can. Good old Oregon has the record, we all know, and her boys are are surely showing the get-up and go qualities in doing their bit. "Our band is an organization com posed of men from all over the United States. They have played at several meetings already and are going to pa rade in Louisville Saturday afternoon and play for a big meeting immediately afterwards. There will also be some vocal talent displayed from Oregon. "Not saying anything, against any other boys, but there are nine sergeants in this organization and six of them are from the good old home state, Oregon." Porto Kico Exceeds Quota. OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE, torvallis, Oct. 12. (Special.) An exciting encounter with the German j oimianeo at the front in France is de-1 il,. k w t r-hamhsrlain. O. A. C. I SAN JUAN, Porto Rico. Porto Rico's . - , ,,,,. , i quota for the fourth' liberty loan has graduate and 'former instructor in ' or- g- fixed at 14,000.000. For the third estry, who is now in i the air "'1"' liberty j Porto Rlco SUDSCribed a t x . tnln '"tie less than $3,000,000. making a to L. A. Lovett, professor of entomology I ... . nnn nn7, ',lh,toH f in the college. The letter reads, in Lieutenant Merrill B. Moores, Portland Man. Who la la Flylag Service In France, part: "When full up we have in our aero squad 20 pilots and 20 observers. Thurs day my observer and myself had our first fight with a Boche. We didn't get him, but soon put the fear of the Lord in his heart and a lot of holes in his machine. He sent, a bunch of bul lets so close to us that we could hear them go by with a ping. "Thursday was a typical day, except a little more exciting than usual, so I will tell you about it I am in the first flight and on that day we were to go up at daybreak, so were out while the moon and stars were still shining. It was a beautiful morning and we got away with the first streaks of dawn, saw the sun come up over a bank of clouds far to the east, a most beautiful sight,-crossed the ,lines at about 16,000 feet and went far back in Germany. The 'archies' were rotten: They didn't come cjose enough to give us a thrill. We accomplished our mission and all three of the ships came back safely at 7 A. M. We had breakfast and got away at 9:45 on a photograph mission. Cross at 15,000 Feet "There were five ships in the for mation and we crossed at 15,000 feet. The- course we were to photograph lay right over a large and important city, which is a regular nest of anti-aircraft guns, notorious lor tneir persistent ana accurate fire. As usual, we were fired on as soon as we crossed the lines, but none of them seemed to be able to get our range till we came to said city, but, believe me, those boys there are good. They put them awfully close and more than :once I had visions of an interview with the Kaiser. We came through, however, with berely a couple of holes in the planes caused by the bursting shells, and after ten minutes we got out of .range, of the batteries of the city, and other, batteries opened on .us, but they were poor shots. I could see the shells breaking far below us. "We finished our mission and turned for home. The pilot and observer are connected by telephone and I noticed the "archies" had quit firing, so told my observer to keep a sharp lo6kout, as there were- probably Boche ma chines coming. He replied that there were three German machines behind us but too far below to bother about. Just the same, I was worried, for my engine was not turning up well and a very high wind was blowing ihto Germany, making our progress slow. Mine was the last machine. ia. the formation, and; total of J6,000,000 subscribed for the first three loans. - " ?I ; tn Ls,- I Fred Y. Keen, AVtao Writes of Surprise Attack on Germans. self taken some time ago. Tou can b assured that after roughing it around the country I do not look much like the photo now." Yankee Spirit Never Fails. Writes Fresno Man. Roland Kanh Says Americans Alert to Hun l'rartiees. Are NOISE and glare of the "big game" stretching for miles along the American sector is described by Cor poral Roland Kash, of Fresno, CaL, in a letter received recently by D. V. Lane, 469 Williams avinue. He writes: "I am writing this amidst the noise. rattle and bang of the bigrgest scene I have ever seen. By being big, I mean that the noise stretches for miles on either side of us. The roar of artil lery is deafening. You can get some Idea of the big guns if you imagine them hub to hub for kilometers upon kilometers, all firing from six to 24 shots each minute. 'We have been in the big game now for quite a number of days. The boys are tired, which is natural, but the Yankee spirit is stronger than ever. We are in the thick of it. And wlj stay until a certain tribe called Huns, are so sick of the old U. S. bayonet, they'll squeal 'Kamerad' every time they see even a pocket knife. Believe me, the bayonet is a grand little toy. We have found that these women and children killers are fraid of cold steel and will holler 'kamerad' every time you get them cornered." TODAY'S AID TO BEAUTY PORTLAND BOY IS VICTIM OF SPANISH INFLUENZA IN KENTUCKY. , " ' . i l ; , si ! ' Ax t i Earl S. Cobb. Earl S. Cobb died suddenly at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky., last Monday. He left the officers' training school at Eugene four weeks ago to train at the South ern camp. He -graduated from Portland Academy and attended the University of Oregon for two years. He left school to. become associated in business with his father, who is a well-known lum berman, and he was connected with the lumber business until he went into the service this Summer. He is survived by a wid w, who-was Miss Ada Kendall, and a small son, Kendall Cobb; his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Cobb, of this city; two sis ters, Edna and Grace, and three brothers, Orville, Everett and CeciL Hair Is by far the most conspicuous thing about us and is probably the most easily damaged by bad or care less treatment. If we are very careful In hair washing, we will have virtually no hair troubles. An especially fine shampoo for this weather, one that brings out all the natural beauty of the hair, that dissolves and entirely re- . moves all dandruff, excess oil and dirt, can easily be used at trifling expense hv simDlv dissolving a teaspoonful of Canthrox (which you can get at any druggist's) in a cup of hot water. This makes a full cup of shampoo liquid . enough so It Is easy to apply it to all the hair instead of just the top of the head. This chemically dissolves all im purities and creates a soothing, cooling lather. Rinsing leaves the scalp spot lessly clean,- soft and pliant, while the hair takes on the glossy richness of natural color, also a fluffiness which makes it seem mucn neavier man it is. After Canthrox shampoo, arranging the hair is a pleasure. Adv. Ends Stubborn Coughs in a Hurry For real effectiveness, this old home made remedy has no equal. Eas ily and cheaply prepared. You'll never know how quickly a bad cough can be conquered, until you try this famous old home-made remedy. Any one who has couched all day and all ni'ht, will say that the immediate relief given is almost like mnpia It takes out a moment to prepare, and really there is nothing better for coughs. Into a pint bottle, put 2Yi ounces of Pincx; then add plain granulated sugar syrup to make a full pint. Or you can use clarified molasses, honey, or corn syrup, instead of sugar syrup, if desired. Kither way, the full pint Eaves about two-thirds of the money usually spent for cough preparations, and gives you a more positive, effective remedy. It keeps perfectly and tastes pleasant children like it. You can fee! this take hold instantly, soothing and healing the membranes in all the air passages. It promptly loosens a dry, tight cough, and soon you will notice the phlegm thin out and then disappear altogether. " A day's use will usually break up an ordinary throat or chest cold, and it is also splendid for bronchitis, .croup, whooping cough, and bronchial asthma. Pinex is a most valuable concentrated compound of genuine Norway pine ex tract, known 83 the most reliable remedy for throat and chest ailments. To avoid disappointment, ask your druggist for-"2 ounces of Pinex" with full directions and don't accept anything else. Guaranteed to give absolute satis faction or money promptly refunded. The Pinex Co., Ft. Wayne, Ind. Adv.