The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, March 09, 1919, Page 40, Image 40

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Husky Doughboy Tries to Hood-
; wink Petite Nurse That He Is
Wef! Enough tp Go Out on Pass
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"Achilles" Injured in -Heel? "Sly"
' Wounded Trying to "Slip One
Over" on Machine Gun Crew
Ban Francisco. March When l
blew into cantonment ward 109 at Let
terman hospital yesterday I found a
husky doughboy trying to convince MIbb
Zephirine Dupuis as petite and charm
ing as any nurse the boys encountered
in France that lie was quite skillful
enough to bandage his own foot and
ro out on pass. The soldier In question
put a'few German down and out at
' Chateau-Thierry, but he could , not put
anything, over the smiling and compla
cent nurse of the breezy cognomen ; and
at that she sent him away In a good
humor, .
' Miss Duouls. who has friends among
'the nurses in Portland and Seattle, was
born In Canada, trained in New York,
and at the time the war broke out was
In Honolulu, so she didn't go to France,
although she baa more than done her
' part, In the : military service. These
boys think we are prettx hard on them
sometimes," she smiled, "but we have to
get them well so they must obey orders.
But they are fine chaps. See my bul
letin board there I have quite a num-
. kit MUkbltlMi In m r tafowA if nrm
can Judge by names." -;
Achilles Won tided la Heel
, Sure enough, the . cards read like a
pace out of ancient history Some of
them were first names and others sur
names, but among them I found Achil
les, Horace, Huxley, Herbert. Alphonse,
Fate, Sly. Thyme and Rose. And as
Fat would have it, he was In bed No.
1. just to iinisn on ner gaiaxjr 01
- notable names. Miss Dupuis calls her
on Chinese patient Confucius. Another
coincidence in this collection of patients
with, suggestive name Is that Achilles
was wounded in the heel: Fate spelled
. all his name implies to- the Germans, as
h 'bagged more than any other boy in.
.the ward : Sly got his wounds while try
ing to slip up on a machine gun crew,
. and- Confucius won't talk he just looks
wise.. - ,
' ' Huxley is the first 'name of an Ore
gon boy, the son of J. -F. Galbraith,
who formerly was editor of - the Grants
Pass Observer. Young Galbralth's home
Is; now In Woodburn, and he has lived
: lnt Portland. From the Third Oregon he
waa - transferred to the First division.
Company C. Twenty-eighth Infantry, and
' once In France he covered ground like
a ; Cook's tour and apparently did not
. miss anything worth seeing or hearing.
He went overseas in December, 1917,
and before being transferred to the
r First Ul vision was on military police
duty in St. Lalzare, Bordeaux and other
points, and In the replacement camp at
Coutres, Once with the Twenty-eighth
infantry, Galbraith had the privilege of
participating in the first American bat-
. tie at Cantigny and was In the company
that was first over the top in this mem
orable charge. "What did we do? Why.
we took the town and dug in and in 72
. hours stood off seven counter attacks
that's what we did."
. Galbraith says he has heard that
movies were shown here at home with
troops purporting to be the Rainbow
division carrying the day at Cantigny;
also that tho marines won this battle.
" 'If the Rainbows were there I didn't
see anything of them, and as to the ma
rines you know there were only two
regiments in the army, and they were
in the Second division. One would
judge from the questions asked that the
- public thinks the two regiments of ma
rines held back the whole German army.
I'll take my hat off to the marines any
daythey are , a fine lot but the in
fantry had a little, hand in this fight,
and don't you forget It.".
.. After going through the fight at Can
tigny without, mishap, Galbraith got to
. Soissons for the big drive in July, and
. one the second night. July 19, went down
and out. A rifle bullet shattered his
left arm and a rib as it made its way
under his chest. Bone has been grafted
Into the arm and paralysis that resulted
Is gradually being overcome and he is
on the rood to complete recovery. "1
. Just f elf fine," he declared, "and am
-coming out as good as new."
This boy has brought home two pleas
, ant memories from France. One is the
; splendid treatment the Yanks received
., from the French people and the other
Is the surpassing wonder of the Red
Cross service. : French home -were al
ways open to our boys, he says, and if
wounded boys wanted to go anywhere,
they had only to say so to have charm
ing and delightful persons appear on the
scene : to escort them. "But the Red
Cross -there was never anything- like
..It.. --When it has been called the organ
ized heart of America, it "w as not over
, estimating the spirit behind the work.; -'
I "In fact, there are no words at my
command to express just " what -that
spirit and service ' meant to our boys.
The doctors and surgeons, the nurses,
officers and men and women workers
-wnjv ine actual, iignters ma not. serve
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Ohio Physician
Dr.F. ICLEdwarda for 17years treated
scores of women for liver and bowel ail---
joents. During these years he gave to
his patients a prescription made of a
few well-known vegetable ingredients
mixed with olive oil, naming them
' Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets. You will
know them by their olive color.
These tablets are wonder-workers on
the liver and bowel a. which cause a
normal action, carrying off the waste
and poisonous matter in one's system.
If you have a pale face, sallow look,
dull eyes, pimples, coated tongue, head
aches, a listless, no-good feeling, all out
... of sorts, inactive bowels, you take one of
.' Dr. Edwards' Olive Tablets nightly for
a time and note the pleasing results.
- Thousands of women as well as men
. take Dr. Edward's Olive Tablets the
, successful substitute for calomel now
and then just tokeepinthepinkof condi
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1 CapUJn Eldon C. Blanehard, debarkation officer at Liverpool. 2 Carl Mumpower, with 361st infantry, 91st
division, in Belgium 3 Lieutenant-1 Charleton P. Lee, with the marines at Argonae. 4 R. N. Rutquist, in
service, on sub-chaser 88. 5 Shirley L. h'irtland, in convoy escorting President Wilson.- & Corporal E.
T. Pcttersen, with battery D, 151st field artillery in Germany. 7 Corporal Oren T. Cosper, with army of .
occupation in Germany. 8 Corporal Geary V. Ellenburg in Germany with 32d division. Lieutenant II: Q.
Oanrord, who returned from France this week. 10 Wallace Wray, in army of occupation at Mayer, Ger- . '.
many. 11 Dr. G. E. Humberstone, who has been stationed at Camp Kearny in dental corps.' 12
Lieutenant John Wallace McColiom, at base hospital, Camp Lewis. , - - - ,
more faithfully or more earnestly. For
Instance, take the hospital trains. Every
possible want or . desire was antici
pated. Actually there was nothing left
to ask for: If there was anything In
the world that could have taken ' the
place of home and mother during those
days and nights over there. It was the
Red Cross. I wish you would boost the
organization for me I'm for It heart
and soul."
The Knights of Columbus and the
Salvation Army also 'were lauded by
Galbraith and he said one of his hap
piest moments on the other aide was
when he met Father Moran of Portland
in Paris. At Camp May, N. J., where
he was in hospital 11 for a -time, he
met a Portland newspaper man. Repre
senting GaJbraith's memory of the
French people Is a picture of dainty lit
tle Ann Marie, and his memento of the
Red Cross service la a picture of an all-
American burse. Somehow I think the
American girl scores the higher.
Cigarettes have been an important fac
tor in this war. but of the billions that
went up In smoke' Howard E. Norwood,
whose home Is at 1065 East Taylor
street, Portland, thinks there was just
one too many. On; night in the Ar
gonne wood tho platoon Norwood was
with stationed a gas guard and curled
up in the bushes to get a. few hours'
The guard could not resist his cig
arette, although it was strictly against
orders, and the tiny pin point of light
it made in the darkness revealed their
position to a Hun plane. The bomb
that dropped as a consequence killed 28
men literally blew them to pieces. They
were all friends and bunkies of the
Portland boy. though none of them was
from Oregon.
"That is the most hideous . memory I
have of the war the sight that greeted
my eyes in the morning. The mutilated
remains scattered all about, even hang
ing in the trees was a -hideous Bight
and one I wish I could forget."
Was o If ortheru Pacific
After serving with the Third Oregon
on the border, Norwood was drafted
last May and became a member of Com
pany K, 309th Infantry. He. went
through Camp Lewis, Camp Kearney
and Camp Miles and got into the front
lines at "Verdun in three months. He
was In the big drive of September 28 at
Argonne, where he lasted eight days
before the machine gun bullets got him.
He was advancing on a nest at the time
and, suffered a flesh wound in the left
leg. and I a" bullet tore through his
knuckles frotri Bide to side. H Is back
In Letterman after a furlough and says
the massage he gets In that hand every
day vhurta a lot worse- than the original
wound-s-but it will eventually give him
me use or his hand.
As a finishing touch to his war ex
periences, Norwood had the prospect of
being lost at sea- after reaching the
American shore line, as he was on the
steamer ; Northern Pacific. ;Which
grounded on Fire island. "It was a
pretty tough prospect, we thought
seemed like the whole world was against
us. But. after tha first day and night
tha , boys got used to it and finally the
sub chasers got alongside on the third
day and we all got off safely.' V
Donald Telfer. son of Oeonce Telf er
of Ash wood, Or., might have . been in
Europe yet with Company, 9.- Eighth In
fantry. If Jt hadn't been for , General
Pneumonia. He arrived overseas with
his company just two days before the
armistice was signed, spent seven weeks
in a hospital In France and got another
ride across the Atlantic. He is In Let
terman hospital1 and as soon as the
doctors think he is sufficiently recov
ered will get his discharge and go back
to ranching at Ash wood. "Whtrv-1 see
the condition some of the boys came
home "In. I think maybe I wasn't so un
lucky after alU la the way Telfer views
the trick fata played on him.
"The people of Germany have absolutely-
no use for the kaiser now and
Wood row Wilson is the. man of the
hour," writes Wallace ; Wray, in. lha
army of occupation stationed at Mayen,
Germany, with company K. 405th tele
phone battalion. "I cannot help being
suspicious of these people and refrain
ing from having full confidence In them
as yet.. It seems so queer to mingle, with
those who a short time ago were ready
to cut roar throat if they but had the
chance. Things like that are hard to
forget In so short -a time. Most of the
people, however, concede that they were
wrong and are glad the war Is over.
A German preacher said that Gott is
still mit em, and that Germany was-"in
dutch," or words to that effect, and
consequently "Gott" saw to it that they
got licked. There are many beer shops
here, small cabarets, as it were. The
girls seem to like the American soldiers
very much. I haven't fallen yet, but
may at any minute, for some of them
are "swell lookers." If a fellow could
only talk their lingo he'd be in soft. I
was Just getting along ""
when, presto J we landed In Ger
many, and the only German I can speak
is beer. , Since writing this letter I have
bad a chance to see a lot more of
Mayen. We were In quest of some
gravel for our kitchen floor and started
out in our Packard truck, driving around
at random till we finally ran Into an
old bunker and got our load of rock.
There Is a lot of mud and corruption
around the kitchen, so we got our rocks
to put on Jlop. Christmas trees are for
sale in vacant lots just the same as at'
home, and the windows are full of cheap
imitation Christmas trappings. I have a
lot of souvenirs, including a German
belt and buckle (a Gott mit uns kind),
an iron cross, two other medals, a- pair
of German officers field glasses and
other little things. Germany is rich in
scenery, especially so along the Rhine.
We have traveled for 30 kilometers along
a perfect road.- The towns merge into
each other in one great winding city.
The river is walled in on both sides by
great cliffs, and no matter which cliff
you may choose to look at you wiU
see a great ol castle or an ancient
fortress still standing guard over the
town that will be found at its base.
The river seems to be an artery of in
dustry with many little boats plying up
and down and each one loaded.
Twice wounded in action, a veteran of
seven drives and still smiling. Lieutenant
Charles P. Lee returned to Portland last
week after IT months active service
with the regimental machine gun com
pany. Sixth regiment of marines. Second
division. When questioned about the
distinguished service cross which he has
received. Lieutenant Lee modestly de
clared that he really, didn't do a thing
and that anybody would have done the
same thing under the circumstances.
"We were on a hillside, you see." he
finally began. "The order had come to
open up with our machine gun on the
enemy, but they didn't look like Hum
Private Bert F. Strange . ,
Private Bert F.' Stranger son of Mr.
and Mrm. B. F. Strange of 204 East
Eighty-second i: street. . returned : from
France early In : February.' - He was In
service with 804th engineers, and was
then transferred to a: hospital . unit.
After spending a short time at his home
In Portland. Private Strange was sent
to Camp Lewis to receive his discharge.
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to me. X disobeyed orders and took a
sergeant with me and we crawled down
toward them. When we got near enough
we saw they were Yanks, and we beat it
back to report, but if they'd been
Huns " The young lieutenant smiled
meaningly. At another time small
French town was about to be lost (for
the fourth time to tho Germans. The
marines with their machine guns went
in to help the French, "It was hard
work and I counted 60 dead Germans in
front of our 4 machine guns, but we held
that little town." said Lieutenant Lee.
With his regiment, young Lee spent two
months in' the trenches at Verdun and
then followed the 19 days' battle at the
Bois de Belleau. when the Sixth regi
ment distinguished Itself and . received
special citation for service. They spent
two days at the front in Soissons and
were in the trenches at Pont au Mous
ton. The regimnet was in the St. Mlhiel
drive and on tha Champagne front, after
which they were sent back to the Verdun
sector and thence to the Argonne, where
Lieutenant Lee was wounded and sent
to a hospital. He received his first
wound on St. Patrick's day, but -in
speaking of his 16 months overseas he
says it was the best fun he ever had in
his life. Lieutenant Lee is the -'an of
Robert C. Lee of Haines, Or., and tha
brother of H. A. Lee of 696 East Forty
first street north.
One of Portland's boys who has had.
the honor of being in the convoy which
went overseas with President Wilson Is
Ensign Shirley L. Klrkland, son 'of Mrs.
Lucy Gregor of 1495 Boston avenue.
Ensign ; Klrkland entered service in the
navy, enlisting as second class fireman.
During. May and June he was in service
on a submarine chaser in the Mediterra
nean sea and along the West Indies and
American coast. He was transferred to
the battleship Kentucky and then sent
to a naval training school at Philadel
phia, where he passed his examinations
with success and was picked from the
school to go on the IX. S. S. Yarnell in
the convoy which accompanied the pres
ident overseas. During his early ex
perlence in the service he was seriously
injured and while In the hospital wrote
a song, "You Remind Me of My Mother.'
He is now stationed on the TJ. S. S.
Yarnell, after having been in Paris at
the time of the president's arrival there
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H. M. Rutquist, a Portland boy. has
been In service on subchaser 88 as a
marine engineer. : Prior to the signing of
the armistice, subchaser 88 bad been used
in convoy duty to escort ships out of
New York harbor. Young Rutquist was
also with the rescue force which helped
in taking off the wounded from the
stranded Northern Pacific, which .work
was hazardous because of the heavy
seas. He enlisted in the navy In May.
1918, attended Columbia university, tak
ing special work, in gas engine mechan
ics. Since bis release from service be
has taken a position with a large steam
ship company and is now located in New
York city. He Is the brother of Mrs.
W. M. Dockery of 1014 East Eighth
street north. -'" '
"As far as we know now we will be
on our way home by March 1," writes
Geary. W. Ellenburg from Gladbach,
Germany, where he is stationed with
company C. 126th infantry, 3 2d division.
"It is far too cold to d rill ere but next
week I begin a special course of -tshooting
and will spend a week on the range. We
hope to go down the Rhine to Rotter
dam, Holland, and I do hope so, as. it
will mean one more country which I
have seen, and I have been in 11 dif
ferent countries so far. and that's pretty
good for three ' years' time. Private
Ellenburg nas ; a brother, Liuetenant
Herschel Ellenburg. who is in France,
near Toul, with the Thirty-fifth division.
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Lieutenant H. O. Dan ford with thi
Seventieth artillery, C. A. C, returned
from France this week. " Lieutenant
Danford is a, son of-Dr. S. A. Danford
or Springfield. He enlisted as a private
at the beginning of ' the 'war 'and was
commissioned first lieutenant while at
Camp Lewis with the Ninety-first di
vision. He has been in France since
'fta ftV
Dr. G. E. Humberstone. who has been
a lieutenant In the volunteer medical
corps, has received his discharge and
returned home after spending the last
ftve months at Camp, Kearney, . where
he served as a dentist. Dr. Humber
stone lives at 6194 Williams avenue. " '
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Walter Lundgren Tells of Meth
ods in Which Wounded, Are
v-j- Received and Cared For- -
Congested Roads and Bad Weath-
- er, in Addition to Enemy Shells,
, Are Things to Be Overcome.
The : activities of the 328th field hos
pital In caring for more than 8000 casu
alties from the 2d - division and -3000
from other divisions during the Meuse-
Argonne .. offensive between ? October 7
and 21 are vividly told by WalterXiund
gren, the only Oregon man in the 8 2d
division, whowas in service during . this
period' at the front. The unit was sent
to renose on November 2. Youne Lund
gren, before enlisting was a member of
crew,. . ,. ' , .
"Owing . to the congestion of roads
with ammunition and supply trains we
made a. night trip to our position, which
was an open field, near a cross roads
and about 175 yards from several active
batteries - of heavy ' artillery; The
ground , was strewn with barbed wire
entanglements, " pitted with shell boles
and - cut, : up with hastily constructed
trenches used by the Americans. Three
hours later everything was in place with
five ward tents anid kitchen, personnel
assigned ' to, the various duties In , tha
slightly wounded, seriously wounded,
shock - and evacuation wards. The first
patients began to arrive shortly after 9
o'clock. -
Cemmnalcatloav DIfftcelt (
"The constant shelling of enemy guns
made lines of communication. "difficult,
and patients were delayed In arriving
during the first few hours. The shells
passed overhead and ; some burst un
comfortably close, but J t these thrilling
moments everyone was most devoted to
duty and - the incidents were - passed
up practically unnoticed.
. "Because of the abundant rains, mud
greatly handicapped bur work when the
patients began to arrive. In numbers.
It was found impossible for an ambu
lance to get through from the main
highway and litter cases had to be
carried about 60 yards to the receiving
ward. ' Litter bearing under favorable
conditions is a strenuous task, but
handicapped as our men were their ef
forts throughout the first night were
untiring. The following day a road was
constructed into the hospital so that
ambulances could approach. During
the balance of our five days there were
received an average of 225 patients a
day, mostly slightly wounded.
. Mere Steadily Forward
"All this time the lines had been
moving steadily forward and our posi
tion as a triage was practically useless.
We received orders to move forward,
and" in a short time set up our new
station in a former German hospital,
situated. In the forest about two kilo
meters southwest of Apremont. It was
about 200 yards back of the main high
way and connected by an excellent road.
The signs formerly used by the Ger
mans directing traffic were still in place'
ana an enemy flag still floated on the
breeze. The hospital comprised nine
wooden structures and a large dug-out'
and an abandoned ward tent All of
these were completely wired for' elec
tricity, and had many modern conveni
ences. The enemy had evidently been
bent on holding the old line forever.
u,veryuing was -l disorder, with medi
cal supplies strewn about, showing great
haste in departure. A complete labora
tory and dlspensory was found practi
cally Intact.
Many Are Evaeoaled
"During the first 24 hours 480 patients
were received at the hospital and evac
uated without a hitch. On October 13.
field hospital 326 joined to act as a
gas hospital functionating under canvas
just below a terrain near us. With the
exception of three days the two weeks
following saw an endless stream of
ambulances, trucks and any available
transportation to and from the hospital.
The task of caring for our wounded
was greatly Increased by numerous casu
alties irom tne 43d and the 77th divi
sions. Many times the slientlv
wards had long lines of men waiting
In - line to be cared for. The- heaviest
day j were during the period of October
to is, wnen the admissions and evacu
ations averaged one patient every one
and one half minutes. During; thla tim
emergency personnel were attachea to
, na were oi great aid to our men.
who had been working almost continu
ally from the start. . .- ,
"On the morning of November 2. after
"" consecutive nays, the division
was relieved and our departure to- the
rear followed."
Former Convict Is
Now Very Wealthy
Louisville. Ky., March t. (L N. S.)
Oscar Saundera of Letcher county, on
his release from tne Kentucky peniten
tiary, returned home to find that a rail
road had bean built through , a, little
farm 'his wife had left him when she
died during his Imprisonment. This
almost doubled the land values.' But
coal had also been found on the land
and a coal operator was waiting to pay
him $1500 for the mineral rights, with
a royalty of 39 cents a ton tor all coal
mined, assuring him an income for a
long time to come.
Evening Phone Calls
To Be Discouraged
Atlanta, Ga.L March . L N. S.)
Because the constant ringing of the tel
ephone in the evening , disturbs - the
"tired business man" and takes the Joy
out of his life, .a number' of prominent
Atlanta clubwomen have started a
movement to" ask every -woman in At
lanta to confine the home phone calls
to matters of the utmost Importance
and make calls before :30 p. in. Some
of the good ladies ' have adopted ; the
method of having their maids do the
phone talking In the evening to dis
courage the thoughtless telephoners.
When the
Troop Train
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SOLDIERS are inclined to be 'bashful
and modest. It seems strange that
they should-be, for there is no one in the
world that can catch, the eye of a beau
tiful belle like the dashing young hero
in O. D. with ' bis gold and black and
red trimmings. Just at' this tlme.rtoo,
the heart of -everyone is 'especially
warm toward the soldier and the soldier
certainly has had enough people ask
him about his experiences to know that
everyone is anxious to sit back and lis
ten to him as iong as he will talk and
then to admire him for a-while during
the silence,
The boys of the Sixty-ninth coast ar
tillery were . no exception. - On their
way to Portland from Huntington It
was interesting to see them get well
acquainted with' the girls at each sta
tion in the 10 or 15 minute stops and to
observe, also. that whea they found
they were talking for publication, they
held off for some time before they got
well started. Finally, when several
would gather In one of the sections,
one fidgeting with a deck of cards, an
other with the wax as It dripped off a,
candle, a third shining a shoe- on a near
by; seat and edging i an occasional re
mark' Into the r conversation, a fourth
quietly- puffing a cigarette and a few
others , just looking on, they -would pass
remarks back and forth until it devel
oped that one had -a particularly good
story. He would start his story .at the
end ; someone would suggest another
part to It, and this would' bring him to
the beginning, with many cautions to the
reporter that this and that must not be
printed, until finally the story teller
would say simply: "Well, my imagina
tion isn't running- high. You better
write It to suit yourself.
. Strong for the lrls
" With the girls at le stations it was
dlf f erent. x When the train pulled in at a
particularly lively town, such as La
Grande, the boys plied off. Most ot
them didn't know anyone there -when
the train stopped.. The boys were Just
alongside the train. The girls were
back against the station. There was a
crowd of town elders in between, as
well as many small boys. The troopers
would start to circulate through, the
crowd; mothers and fathers whose sons
had been to war or were still across the
Atlantic, would shake their hands and
tell them how, happy they were to see
the Sixty-ninth on Its way home.
That would be the starter. .The girls
would advance and edge a little way
through the mesh of i elders. Some boy
would be induced to tell what part of
the country he was from, what part of
France he was in. whether or not he
liked it, whether the French girls were
pretty, whether or not he was glad when
the armistice was- signed, and. finally,
the boy would get started with a little
French. One of the least timid of the
girls would inquire what that meant.
The artilleryman would carelessly
translate thephraae into far western
English, which would start a laugh, and
that would be all : fha Introduction j
needed. ' . L :'r.-' i
Helmet Tars the Trjea
' -About that, time some wise man, with
Mm hH fur out .the window, would try
on his helmet, ostensibly so that bis
buddy on the other side of tne tram ana
a few cars up "could tell whether or not
he had It tilted right. This helmet would
do the business.
"Oh, let me see it. would come a
chorus, alto voce, and In the ensuing
scramble, the station i house would be
deserted and girls and soldiers would
be mixed in a close Jam alongside the
cars. By .the Urns the train pulled oufr
they would all be the best of friends.
And it took only Just a little pouting
on the part of the girls and a little
blase, reckless, air on the part of the
fighters. But the reporter can't pout
nicely and he is so very blase that he
has stopped showing It. Besides, when
a soldier realises that what he Is say
ing is going down In history in cold
print, he feels - the heavy responsibility
that rests upon him and he doesn t like
to be naturaL
Literally Drag 'Em Oat
In the course of an hour or so. how-
a rlne that he
ever, w
.w.nA nut of a franc piece, or a neck
lace he bought for his wife or a pic
ture of a pile of human-skulls they
av the asms tender feeling for alt of
those trinkets. Then he remembers that
h i.ft a can of salmon in his uniform
when he sent it Into the cooking plant
to haVe the cooties baked, and finally
a yarn such as this one irom .ennem
Stoll. one of the sergeants from Port-
ifirui. emera-es from the convention;
"Haven't- you heard about going
through the delousing station yet? We
used to call It going uiruuu mo .......
w wtfnt throuarh the one at Jennleonte
France. Just" before we goton the ship
to come home. You can get more clothes
In one of those places than you can
carry - away. They Just throw em at
you- One of the supply sergeants got
five blanketa but he couldn't carry tnem
bim so he tucked two of them
under somebody's bed for some other
guy to get. -
"You get a hair cut after you get
through the 'station. . They ' pick the
first few men they see as -the battery
goes In and tell them to be barbers.
We had a cook, a mess sergeant and
a mechanic for barbers when we went
through, so you can imagine what kind
of hair cuts we goC
Gelag Throagh ta MIH
"It takes about an hour and 10 min
utes for one battery to go through.
An officer stands at the door and In
spects your clothing as you go In to
see that It Is in good condition and
that you haven't ,got a lot of Junk In
it.' Then they examine your physical
condition and your service record and
then you go Into a long aisle where you
hang your clothes on a cart. You put
all your belongings into a barracks bag
and the cart and all goes into the heater
and are cooked at a high temperature.
""Then you take your little Bed Cross
bag, with your valuables In It, and a
smile and go into the showers. As you
step in some guy plasters a fist full
of soft soap on your head. : You ; can
stay In the showers as long as you want.
You get a towel to dry with and then
wrap up in a blanket lke a wild Indian
and parade on through to the supply
room.. where you are measured for new
clothes. As fast as they measure you
they throw yon the clothes, and you put
'em on and go out and can't 'recognise
anybody. We were given those long
English ' trousers there . because ; they
were out of the regular ones. Then
you go down another .aisle and your
clothes are out of the oven and on the
eart waiting for you. ; We got all fixed
up then and were pure and Innocent
again. ' '
"That can of salmon we call It sub
at tt Jt at n
Boys Return
ft). vt' ''. 1 at - '.H r ;. si
marine turkey tasted fine after- It was
cooked. We opened It up the next day
and. we ate It ."
' About the time some soldier has al
most 'finished telling his yarn wlth jthe
assistance of the lookers-on, someone re
members of someone else who did some
thing that ought to be mentioned In a
complete history of the regiment. For
example G. W. MUne of Seattle, of old
battery A, was envied by his buddies
for Tils trip with the tractor train. .nd
he In turn envied his buddies because
they didn't have to go. '
"It was sure bard wont." he com
mented, after . he had had many sug
gestions given him as to how to start
his narration. , "We drove all day and
then at night we rolled up. In tarpaulins
and slept on the road. We managed to
keep the rain off from above, but we
lay in puddles, so- that didn't help much.
They sent up 35. tractor men from
the Sixty-ninth, from ' Llbourne to
N'antes. We went there in trains. We
took, the tractor trains from. Nantes to
the ordnance and quartermaster depots
at Oievres. They have a German prison
camp there. We went through. Angers,
Saumur .and Toura on the way. The
convoy was in six sections-and-each
tractor pulled 12 loaded wagons, a
Dodge ear and a large truck. When
these - trains had their - full distance
the whole thing was 25 miles long, but
they kept it down to seven miles. We
passed part of the 163d on the way but
didn't see much of them:" ,
Play In Pyrenees
This story while It was unusual did
not seem to take as well with. the boys
as the story of the visit to Cauteret In
the Pyrenees mountains right close to
the Spanish border, where Jhe American
army had a recreation center. The
regiment had ; . Just started sending
groups 'tor this when ith was ordered
home so that only 20 pfe$ cent had the
privilege. Sergeant . Eat Crowe I of
Portland threw out manyBremarks about
the place, but the com pie test story of
fcthe -visit: was told by Corporal Walter
v. uervais.. ,
"The government has taken over the
whole town, be said, "and .they sure
treat a man swell there. When, we were
being shipped down we thought we
were going down to. some billets Just
like any other -rest camp. The only
thing you rest In a, rest camp is your
stomach, and the. reason for that Is you
can't eat the food. Good old American
food for mine. We went to an English
rest camp, and they fed us bully, beef,
red looking stuff that never had any
connection with . a cow or a bull either.
"But this recreation center wasn't any
thing like -that. We arrived there on
the train with our full packs, expecting
to go ana ciean up some sleeping places.
We were met at- the train and shown
to hotels, one man to each room, and
It's a fine big room with a rocking chair,
a lounging chair, a writing table and a
few other articles of furniture besides
a swell French bed with deep springs
and a fine soft mattress and feather
comforters. - The government took all
the rooms in all the hotels and there
were 84 hotels with a total of 3800 rooms.
No visitors were allowed there but Amer
ican soldiers. t :
. A Beel Beit- Camp
"There wasn't any reveille or any
taps, of even any mess calls. We had
regular hotel service and were treated
Just like guests in any big hotels. We
could have breakfast in -bed any time
up till 11- o'clock. From thenon till
afternoon they served dinner in the salle
a manger, and in the evening up till
8 o'clock they served supper. Dinner and
supper were five course meals. There
were hot springs near there, with great
big individual, baths and plenty of serv
ice. -That was the only thing that you
could pay for and it cost a franc (about
9ft fmntml : '
The whole thing "was so' swell ; i
knocked the fellows coockoo. We got
seven days there, not counting traveling
time. Every. day the Y. M, C. A. made
up parties to visit places of Interest
around there, with guides to tell the
history of them. We saw the famous
old town of - Lourdes, with , Its grotto.
It has a fountain that is supposed to
have healing waters. Lam6 people go
there and bathe In the water and come
out well. They have crutches hanging
all over the place that people have left
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:TThere was a big casino at Cauteret
operated by the Y. M. C. A. They had
k 13 piece French orchestra, billiard,
lounging and reading rooms. ,, It used
to be a second Monte Carlo."
eixty.nlath Has Wlda RepaUtlon
Other men spoke of. the finereputa
tlon which the Sixty-nlnth had. some
explaining that the reputation' was
greatest for picking grapes, and others
stating that it was for drinking vln
Wane, and sUll others maintained that
rW"ent was most famous for its
efficiency-in : artillery problems. Major
Philip p. Marlon ot Seattle, command-
nig tne troops, was induced to tell about
this, i He waa formerly a member of
the Oregon National Guard cosat artil
lery and was commissioned In Washing-
ton as a captain after moving to Seat
tle In 1914. He received his commission
as a major on July 6. 1918, shortly after
the regiment .was formed.
"The rea-iment-' ha
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40 per cent regular army men, 40 per
cent national guard and 20 per cent
drafted men. Colonel It. F. Woods took
the regiment to France and he was kept
over there. We started for France on
July 31. 1918. and sailed from New York
on August" 16, going by way of. England.
We arrived at Le Havre. Franc, on
September-3. Onfsthe way over we
scarcely had a chance to take off our
clothes because we had to sleep in life
preservers. We went over on the Jason,
an old English freighter. There waa
some commotion about submarines and
the ship fivehours behind us was sunk,
but we didn't see anything of tfiem.
It seemed to be the general opinion
of everybody that when, a soldier had
been overseas for a while, he would for
ever after be satisfied with the good
old U. - S. v soldier returned from
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"The best welcome and greatest ap
preciation we ever expect to receive waa
ahown us . while passing through Bel
glum,'? writes Corporal Oren T. Cosper,
now with the army of occupation In1
Germany, "The reason I say the best
welcome we ever expect to receive Is
because we don't expect to' get back to
the states for so long that when we do
the people will be all tired out receiving
homecoming soldiers and will only say.
There come some more of those sol
diers from France." Luxemburg didn't
have much to aay as we arrived and, of
course, Germany Is dead, pne year ago
today f I first sighted foreign soil In
the form of the Irish coast. At that
time I never expected to see so much
of France as I have and be this far
Into Germany. We are about 14 miles
down the Rhine from Coblens, toward
Cologne. Although we have the best
quarters and best entertainment advan
tages we have ever had, It la getting
mighty monotonous over here. With
so many troops going home that never
saw the front and no signs of being re
lieved, the men are getting pretty down
hearted and sickness Is Increasing all
the time. I have held up pretty well
so far, but don't, know whether X will
make It through the winter or not. High
officers and other men. In making
speeches to the . men, have repeatedly
said that It is a great honor to be in
the army of occupation, but my dea
Is like most of the other fellows to hell
with ;the honor now, send us home.
There are only nine divisions In this
army - which la the Third. I - believe
I forgot to say I was made a corporal
In November, jo I guess that Is about
as high as X will get in this man's war."
Corporal Cosper , Is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. B. O. Cosper of 621 Leo ave
nue. ..! ' I
- fesa. s
Eldon C. Blanehard of Oak Grove ha
received his promotion to captaincy, ac
cording to a cablegram received by Mrs.
E. C Blanehard recently. He Js in
service with the transportation corps
M m.mmabIw at MamKAf Af tfeas stiff
T n i w w .a k. . . . i a
Third Oregon, entering service as a pri
vate. S Captain Blanehard left for over
seas aa a lieutenant- In Company O. He
has been stationed at Liverpool, where
he has been acting as debarkation offi
cer He expects soon to complete the
work in hand at Liverpool and will re
turn to hla home In Oak Grove.
Private Carl Mum power has been In
service with Company K, 861st infantry,
and spent 19 days In the front line
trenches at the Argonne drive. Private
Mumpower ha since taken an active
part in smaller battles and waa finally
stationed ,Jn . Belgium J over Christmas.
No definite word has been received of
his return to the States.
Lieutenant" John Wallace McColiom.
fn eye, ear and throat specialist of
Morran building . before enlisting In
service with the medical corps. Is rta
tl"ne4 at Camp Lewis base hospital,
where the Western casuals are arriv
ing from overseas for treatment before
being discharged from service.
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