The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 25, 1922, SECTION TWO, Page 22, Image 42

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NOT LONG ago a veteran of the
world war journeyed to a dis-
' tant city. Afestival and cele
oration were In progress and the
veteran found it impossible to ob
tain lodgings in any of the first
class hotels. At last, after a long
but effectual search he located an
Institution named after one of the I t
martyred presidents. They called it
a hotel. "
The veteran registered and was
assigned sf room. The bed was one
that showed the effects of long ana
constant usage. The carpet was
dirty, worn and faded. There was
a bath, but its sides were still
adorned with the washings from
numerous dirty bodies. The only
living things that possibly could
feel at home in the place were those
little insects that crawled in and
out beneath the carpet and up and
down behind the washbowl. The
veteran complained and brought into
play that sort of language which
never was out of place in the A. E.
F.. where no women were present.
Then after a time' he paused and
recalled that four short years pre
"vious he would have laid down his
entire monthly pay willingly for
just one night in such a magnm
cent" bed. - ,
At least one-third of the time of
the men of the A. E. F. was spent
in beds of some sort or another,;
and as a consequence the broad sub
ject is worthy of some considera
tion. A well-trained soldier never
tf,AaUA trt Inner for the sort Of sleeD-
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mnrhi,', hnma Pint in Times OI " " " .
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Lamar Took, who is active in
American LcRlon affairs In Mt
Mlnnvllle and Yamhill county.
elimination two were declared win
ners. . The victors looked at the bed and
scratched their heads.
em-rgency give him one blanket, a ! those nice clean sheets and pillows
Xltfr-hTlf an overcoat and his I declared one.; "I'm for removir
'Ilcker-' and he can make himself
faj.-ly comfortable.
A large detachment of men Tiad
arrived in France and had been
hurried to their training area, where
assignments of billets were made.
More than a dozen men 'were as
signed to the upstairs of a deserted
residence. The windows were brok
en and the floor was dirty, but the
place was as comfotable as the av
erage French billet ordinarily as
signed to enlisted men.
In the number of a dozen were
tvo men who were always together.
Where one went the other taggeajtaln serc;eant-major of a- combat
them and usinsr our blankets in
It was agreed and the blankets
from the packs, were used instead
of the linen.
.With all his experience of the
war, his nights in "funk holes" and
with the horses and livestock the
average veteran today will JjoycOtt
a hotel where the rooms are not
just as he thinks they should be. It
is his right to do so. . .
' 1
Scotch whisky was the one thing
that appealed to the palate of a eer-
along. Thev retired at night to the
same quarters at the same hour.
They were truly "buddies." While
their comrades were busy gathering
straw and building bunks for them
selves the . couple unrolled their
packs, spread their blankets on the
hard board floor, which was warped
in places, and then started out to
acquaint themselves with the little
village and its inhabitants. They
did not return until long after the
dutiful soldier should retire. They
removed their clothing, rolled their
respective breeches under their
heads for pillows, clawed their blan
kets over them and retired for the
When morning came they arose to
the sound of mess call, left their
blankets as they were and departed.
They did not visit the billet again
until late at night. Their "bed" was
never nKidV Other soldiers would
hang their blankets out of the win
dows for an "airing," but not those
two: they were satisfied. Then
would, come inspection days. A
hardboiled captain in charge of the
detachment would make his rounds
through the billet and at last would
come to the pile of blankets on the
floor in the corner.
"Whose pile o-junk Is this?" he
would inquire with gruff voice.
"That's the home of Sergeant
Major Blank and Sergeant John
Doe," would be the response.
"Oh, hell! There's no use of trying
to make soldiers out of them," the
officer would reply. "They don't
care where they sleep."
Tired bodies, made so by long
hikes, could find a resting place
most anywhere. The desire for sleep
ijade the average fatigued soldier
utterly lacking in a regard for
where he "parked" for the night.
A division was moving to the
front under the cover of darkness.
division, more than anything else.
The outfit .had arrived in Liverpool
and the sergeant-major with a com
panion had obtained a pass from
the camp at Knotty Ash and had
gone into the city.
There they found that it was im
possible to buy whisky jother than
by the drink. ' .
"I'll solve that problem." declared
the' sergeant-major. "Girl, bring
me an empty' bottle and 18 rounds
of , drinks,", he called to the bar
maid. The maid looked askance at the
American but complied with the
request. After the order was re
peated several times the bottle, was
filled and so was the sergeant
major. The couple sallied forth
into the streets to clean up on the
British army, when the sergeant
major was picked up by officers
and ordered back to camp. '
The cab in which he was riding
to camp carried a wounded British
soldier home on a "blighty." The
American did not lose any time in
starting a conversation and drew
out of the "imperial" a story" that
brought the tears coursing down
the face of the interrogator.
The sergeant-major wiped his
eyes with a soiled handkerchief and
sobbed, but his sadness would not
leave him. He wanted to do some
thing for the wounded comrade that
was really worth while. He reached
into his hip pocket for the quart
bottle. " "
"Here, Tommy," he sajd, "is my
most precious treasure. Take it,
it's yours."
The Britisher complied; the Amer
ican was so insistent.
Still the heart . of. the sergeant
major called for more benevolence.
Its owner reached into his inside
coaf pocket and removed a few
ciscd, carrying greetings and an in
vitation from Mayor Edwin J. Brown
to Mayor Rolph, urging the latter to
Mayor Roiph, urging the latter to
be present asn honor guest durins
the reunion of the famous "wild
west" division in- Seattle, August 19
and 20.
California members of the associ
ation have arranged' a reception and
banquet for their chieftain, who wtll
be in San Francisco as an honor;
guest of the second national conven
tion of the Disabled American Vet
erans of the World War, according
to word received at reunion head
quarters here from James I. Herz,
secretary of tne 91st division asso
ciation. - 1
Seattle and Tacoma have been
stirred to rivalry in arranging the
greatest programme of entertain
ment ever attempted in the north
west. The latter city, stamping
ground of the "Powder River Let
Fir Ttiirk'" hovs when the' division"
was in training at Camp Lewis, will I
have the reunion on August 20, on 1
which day a great divisional review 1
will be held on the same ground j
over which the western combat di-'
vision marched in a final parade
that led eventually to heroic ex
ploits In the Argonne and Lys
Scheldt sectors.
Backed by the chamber of com
merce and a 'big citizens! commit
tee, O. W. Schmitz, director of re
union act'vities, has completed de
tails for a . .tremendous programme
of sports and entertainment features
In Seattle on the opening day. Major
Bertram Cadwallader, formerly of
the 363d Infantry. Slat division, who
is now stationed at Camp Lewis, will
have charge of the divisional re
view. Going from Seattle to Ta
coma by boat, the 91st div'sion men
will be taken from the latter place
in army trucks over the 18 miles of
b ulevard road to Camp Lewis, ac
cording to E. R. Sizer, formerly a
captain in the 91st division, who has
charge of transportation.
Following the review and election
of officers on , the afternoon of
August 20 the citizens of Tacoma
have arranged to stage a monster
picnic and old-fashioned barbecue,
to which all 91st division men, their
mothers, wives, sweethearts and
friends have been invited.
Six regimental banquets are sched
uled to take place in Seattle August
is, to be followed by a spectacular
illuminated marine parade,, which
now has enough entries to make the
water pageant six miles long. With
assurances . that the Pacific fleet
will be in Seattle harbor during the
reunion and the probability that the
pattiesnips will participate in the
marine parade, that feature of the
reunion is expected to be the great
est of its "kind ever staged.
uenerai Chairman Schmitz has
announced the, appointment of the
following committees:
Parade and colors. Jules Edward
Markow, F. K. Schroeder; reception,
F. S. Dickinson, Ray Dumett; ban
quets and entertainment's, Max Sil
ver, R. F. Scheen; music, James L
St. John; billeting, Charles Smith.
utomobiles, William O. McKay:
badges, A. C. Hinman. Tacoma com
mittee, Dewitt M. Evans, chairmaD;
Major Bertram Cadwallader. divi
sional review; E. R. Sizer, transpor
tation. .
.The American LeerlfSn natinnal
headquarters, co-operating with the
French authorities, is requesting
every member of the American ex-
peoitionary forces, who may have
carried away a fragment of historic
Rheims cathedral in France as a
souvenir, to send It back to Rheims.
Battered into a mass of debris by
German guns, Rheims cathedral, fol
lowing the armistice, was a mecca
for souvenir hunters.
A voiture of the La 'feociete des
40. Homines et 8 Chevaux, through
the enterprising efforts of J. D.
Higley, has been perfected at Hepp-
her for Morrow county.
Rain had been falling continuously I hundred francs he had exchanged
and the marchers were not only
tired, but soaked to the skin." They
would have been wiping to fall by
the roadside and let sleep do the
rest .
At last they came to a halt and
tney were oraerea to prepare tor i lines and turned him free.
tne nignt. une aougnooy looKea Morning came and the sergeant
arouna ior a Die ana tnen mrougn i major awakened to find that he
tne aarKness oDservea a Dunains i was tuny aresSed. There
which reaeuiuieu a uaru. ne muue
at the Y. M. C. A. before leaving his
native land. He pressed these into
the hands of the Tommy.
By this time the camp had been
reached and the cabman led the
sergeant-major inside the guard
his way to the place and found that
it was a stable. Opening the door,
he observed a horse laying down in
the straw of one of -the stalls.
"Just be peaceful, nag, and I'll
sleep with you." declared the soldier.
He unrolled one blanket, placed
It beside the animal and laid down
to sleep. The following morning he
awakened, rubbed his eyes and ob
. served that his companion of the
night had preceded him in arising
and stood munching at a bundle of
straw. There was a look of sym
pathy in the animal's eyes.
It is Impossible to picture to those
who have not served the sleeping I
places of the men at the front.. Amid
the din of bursting shrapnel and the
firing of machine guns, tired and
aching men could lay themselves
down most anywhere and drop off
into troubled dreams. .The "funk
hole" was the most common sleeping
place. With entrenching tools a hol
low was hastily made in the wet and
i bad taste in his mouth and the en
tire situation seemed ' "haywire,
He scratched his head.
"Where's the bottle I saved last
night?" he asked himself. Then
he began to collect his thoughts.
1 sure was a a n tool to give
that to the Tommy.
"Where's my money?" but the
question was useless. That was
with the bottle.
"Call out the guards," he yelled.
"I want a doctor. Want to see if I
am really as crazy as I think I am.'
The problems that confront the
officials of the tinned States vet
erans' bureau are not easy to solve.
Were their problems confined to
those of the men who were wounded
in the war or became sick arid dis
eased from hardship and exposure
affairs could be administered with
comparative ease. However, there
is class of men who would accep
compensation from the government
for wounds that were never received
e?5S,Lfr0U"d,anl!itlis' ?lth hi!l n 1 r mseasts Tht never were' n
..-j v.i v, i - i j .i Luireu.
muuuu t.iiii, Lite suiuier numu luruw
himself. Later he would arise, cold
and stiff, but rested to some extent
through t the sleep the night had
given him.
Abandoned German dugouts often
furnished sleeping places. They
were at least a protection from the
elements. Not always, however,
were they a protection from the
shells of the enemy, for they were
faced in the wrong direction.
Those men who were called upon
to serve in Flanders, where the fog
hangs low and heavy day and night
throughout the fall and winter
months, will never forget their ex
periences. They would retire at
night under their blankets, no mat
ter how many the number might be.
and awake the following morning to
Continually there are men go'ng
before the examining boards and
making the pretense that they are
suffering as a result of their war
experiences. Examiners find tha
their complaints are without foun
dation and the answer to the whole
situation is that the men are merely
attempting to get on the govern
ment payroll.
It is hot a difficult task for an
experienced examiner to determine
whether a veteran has tuberculosis,
and a study vof the complainant's
service record will give a fair idea
of whether the disease was incurred
in action. It is not a great problem
to adjust the complaints of the
wounded man. for his scars, speak
for themselves. It is the man who
served three or four months, under
s w eogewooa uas
Demonstration and Bread Baking Contest
Last Week Again Proved a Great Success
Leather Rocker
for $17.75
The Rocker we have on sale
this week is excellent value,
j has very high back to rest
v your head; broad, comfortable
arms and spring seat and'
back, upholstered in a good
grade of brown Spanish imi-.
tation leather over guaran- '
- teed spring construe- 4 I 7 7C
' tion. Special at...?, vl III 3
Wedgewood Gas Ranges again proved perfect bakers
and Gas savers. Over 5000 Portland people have seen
and are convinced by tasting the baking of these won
derful Ranges. These same people witnessed in our
windows Four Wedgewood Ranges -baking at full blast
all with the same perfect results. Proving that Wedge
wood Ranges bake alike regardless of price. 42 varie-
. ties of cakes and pies and also various kinds of bread
and biscuits, without a single failure. Ask the cook
who has a Wedgewood. There is no better advertise
ment than a, satisfied user and there are hundreds of
satisfied Wedgewood users in the city of Portland.
. Call at our store, ask to see this Wonderful Wedgewood
Range demonstrated. Burns wood, coal or gas. Heats
: water for bath while warming the kitchen. , Cool in
summer,-warm in winter. We take old stoves in ex
change for a new Wedgewood Gas Range and allow you
all it is worth in trade. ' "'-.'.
'Winners in Baking Contest will be
announced Monday, June 26th, by cards
in our window bearing names and
addresses of those winning the prizes.
Stop by, see if you are a lucky one!
Great Sale of
vet stuff ed Suites !
recent meeting of the Sun-
st of North Bend, plans
set legion pos
were laid for handling a big Fourth
of July celebration. The parade, a
prominent feature of the programme,
is being arranged by Asa Casy.
Officers of Ray Johnson post of
Redmond are out to get a 100 per
cent membership. The post already
has had an increase in membership
of more than 300 per cent since last
yean and members are still coming
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S3-Piece Suite in Tapestry
Loose Comfy Cushions'" ,
find that the fog had penetrated conditions no more trying than he
meir coveiiiiss niu uu wei mem io j is n0w experiencing, and who now
the skin. j seeks compensation for alleged in-
It was on such mornings and I Juries or diseases, that causa the
under such conditions that the
thoughts of the men turned back
thousands of miles across the seas
to the comforts of the beds at home.
"If I ever get out of this and get
back home in a nice warm bed I'll
sleep for two weeks," oftlmes was
the fervent declaration of many a
Men came to desire but one thing
in the way of beds, and that was a
protection from the cold and the
storm. A cement floor in a bare old
French chateau was a "grand" place
to sleep. Bodies became accustomed
to the hard surface of the floor and
the men usually were thinking,
"Well, it might be worse."
After a year in France and not
during this entire time a night's
sleep in a comfortable bed with
white linen, six soldiers were as
signed to a French home. The room
to which they were assigned held
one bed, with its usual feather mat
tresses and spotless sheets. The
men gambled for the ownership of
this prize and by the process of
bureau its difficulties in adminis
tratlon. . " 1
The men who would for no just
reason attempt to convince the gov
ernment authorities that they art
worthy of compensation, are doing
a great, wrong to those men who are
really entitled to compensation. The
former monopolize the time of the
officials when this time should be
expended upon worthy men. Vet
erans of the world war are in no
wise different from other men.
There can always be found a few
who will attempt to "get by"
through trickery. . This same class
of men was found in every company
that saw service during the war.
These Individuals usually caused the
troubles of. the company command
ers. They will continue to cause
trouble as long as their nerve holds
out, and they" are possessed of an
inexhaustible supply of that.
Lieutenant-Governor Coyle, presi
dent of the 91st division association,
left Seattle last nig-ht for Sadi Fran-
are never f ouna, unless the
glasses you buy are fitted
No matter what you pay
for a pair of poorly-fitting
glasses, they are priced
muchtoohigh. Theynotonly
cause you pain and discom
fort, but are very liable to
be the cause of permanent
injury to your eyes.
Properly-fitted glasses
those giving ease and com
fort of vision are the only
bargains in glasses to be
had. They are real bar
gains, whatever the price
in reason.
i -
I offer .you the best to be
had in sight-testing equip
ment the benefit of more
than 25 years' research and
practical experience an d
genuine. KRYPTOKS, TOR
TACLES in furnishing you
Perfect-Fitting Glasses
with a positive guarantee
of satisfaction. ;
AH this at no greater price
than you are asked for the
ordinary examination and
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$321.50 3-piece Suite now. .$259.50
$319.50 3-piece Suite now: . $257.50
$334.50 3-piece Suite now. .$267.50 '
$349.75 3-piece Suite now. .$279.75
Tapestry Davenports
3-Loose Cushions
63 and $72
$387.50 3-piece Suite now. .$309.50
$385.00 3-piece Suite now. .$231.00
$39950 3rpiece Suite now. .$319,50
$449.50 3-piece Suite now. .$359.75
Every Suite in the Store Sold at a
Discount of From 10 to 25
Gadsbys' Bed
A Bargain at-
This outfit consists of a two-inch post Simmons
Steel Bed, ivory finish, - guaranteed all-ste-el
Spring nd a 45-pound felt Mattfess. ff07 7K
Special at Gadsbys'
aov carnages
and Go-Carts
;20 Off
Pick out your Baby Carriage NOW. The new
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in time, in labor saved, in satisfaction?
Test it in these points:
1. Is the heat even? .
2. Does it bake well?
3. Is the range easily cleaned?
4: Does it use fuel economically?
5. Will it wear?
Of the Wedgewood,, the answer is YES in each
case. Its porcelain enamel finish may be had in
white or colors. The Wedgewood Combination
offers in addition, the heat of wood or coaL
Water coils may be installed.
Come in and Let Us Show
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3oMd Oak Round Pedestal Table, 42-lnch, extends e!x feet, and six
Solid Oak Box-Seat Diners, similar to cut. This is an tfqC flfi
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tn our large. Rug Department, the
most extensive display in the city,
you will find Just the right patterns
and colors to faithfully carry out
your Ideas for a truly "better home."
Prices also are very moderate.
9x12 Seamless Brussels $21.85
9x12 Axminsters .$37.75
9x12 Woolfiber $17.50.
9x12 Fringed Velvet Bugs $39.25
9x12 Wiltana Velvet Rugs $56.50
Gadsbys' Regular Credit Terms
$ 50 Worth of Furniture $ 5.00 Cash, $1.00 Week
$ 75 Worth of Furniture $ 7.50 Cash, $1.50 Week
$.100 Worth of Furniture $10.00 Cash, $2.00 Week
$125 Worth of Furniture $12.50 Cash, $2.25 Week
$150 Worth of Furniture $15.00 Cash, $2.50 Week
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