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The OREGON STATESMAN. Salem. Oregon, Tuesday Morning:. October 1. 1929
"All Quiet Z Western Front"
CHAPTER XIII i
The night la nnbearable. We
cannot sleep. But stare ahead of
t us and doze. Tjaden regrets that
we wasted the gnawed pieces of
j bread on the rats. We would
gladly haTe them again to eat
now. We are rhort of water, too,
but not seriously yet.
Towards morning, while it is
still dark, there is some excite
ment. Through the entrance rush
es in a swarm of fleeing rats that
try to storm the walls. Torches
light up the confusion: Everyone
yells and curses and slaughters.
The madness and despair of many
hours unloads itself in this out
burst. Faces are distorted, arnu
strike out. the beasts scream; we
just stop in time to avoid attack
ing one another.
The onslaught has exhausted
us. We lie down to wait again. It
is a marvel that our post has had
no casualties bo far. It is one of
the few deep dug-outs.
A corporal creeps in; he has a
loaf or bread with him. Three
people have had the luck to get
through during the night and
I 1 bring some provisions. They say
the bombardment extends undim
inished as far a3 the artillery
lines. It is a mystery where the
enemy gets all his shells.
We wait and wait. By midday
what I expected happens. One of
the recruits has a fit. I have been
watching him for a long time,
grinding his teeth, and opening
and shutting his fists. These hunt
ed, protruding eyes, we know them
too well. During the last few hours
he has had merely the appear
ance of calm. He had collapsed
like a rotten tree.
Now he stands up. stealthily
creeps across the floor, hesitates
a moment and then glides towards
the door. I Intercept him and say:
"Where are you going?"
"I'll be back in a minute," says
he, and tries to push me.
"Wait a bit, the shelling will
He listens and for a moment
his eye becomes clear. Then again
he has the glowering eyes of a
mad dog, he is silent, he shoves
"On minute, lad," I say. Kat
notices. Just as the recruit shakes
me off Kat jumps in and we hold
Then he begins to rave: "Leave
me alone, let me go out. I will go
He won't listen to anything and
hits out, his mouth is wet and
pours out words, half choked,
meaningless words. It is a case of
claustraphobia, he feels as though
he is suffocating here and wants
to get out at any price. If we let
him go he would run about every
where regardless of cover. He is
not the first.
Though he raves and his eyes
roll, it can't be helped and we
have to give him a hiding to bring
him to his senses. We do it quick
ly and mercilessly, and at last he
sits down quietly. The others have
turned pale; let's fiope It deters
them. This bombardment is too
much for the poor devils that have
been sent straight from a recruit
ing depot into a barrage that is
enough to turn an old soldier's
After this affair t.h e sticky
close atmosphere works more
than ever on our nerves. We sit
as if In our graves waiting only
to be closed in.
Suddenly it howls and flashes
terrifically, the dugout cracks in
all its Joints under a direct hit,
fortunately ODly a light one that
the concrete blocks are able to
withstand. It rings metallically.
FNLIST SUN'S RA YS IN
COMB A TTING RICKETS
This Disease, Says Dr. Copeland, Is One of the
Penalties of Improper Feeding Sunlight and
Good Food Will Help Baby Back to Health.
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D.
United States Senator from New York.
Former Commissioner of UeaWi. Veto Tor City.
CIVILIZATION demands much. She makes us pay high prices for'
what she gives.
Chiefly these penalties are the diseases caused by our modern
mode af life and the kinds of food we eat. Rickets is such a disease.
It is caused by improper diet.
As a rule rickets is found among children
who are bottle fed. But occasionally a breast
fed baby develops the disease.
Formerly, it was generally believed that bad
air, lack of exercise and infection were the prin
cipal causes. It is true that children taken from
such surroundings when suffering from rickets
and exposed to sunshine and fresh air begin to
show immediate improvement.
An interesting fact about this disease is its
geographic occurence. It is most prevalent m
America and middle Europe. Children of Italy,
Spain, Greece. Norway, Denmark and of the
Eskimo regions rarely are affected.
In the southern countries it is because the
intense heat keeps the children out-of-doors. In
the northern regions the mothers nurse their
ihed. Negro and Italian children
in inese races prevents wis
out tbesa rays there Is xeat danger
The children with rickets have dif
ficulty to walking. They are pigeon
breasted, knock-kneed, have enlarged
Joints, bony protuberance of the skull
and other deformities. - The abdom
inal muscle are weak, giving a "pot
bellied" appearance. The child eats
nd sleeps poorly. Is nervous and irri
table. exposure to the direct rays of the
sun is desirable. Artificial lights
have much the same effect. The hos
pitals and clinics now give these
w - Orange, tomato and prune Juice,
spinach, cabbage, milk and eggs are
rich in those elements supplying the
bone-building tissues. Cod-liver oil
ts of great vatue and should be given
Py proper feeding and exposure to
sunlight the mother may be confi
dent her baby Is safe. We need not
worry over an aliment so well under
stood. "Anawcr to Health Queries 1
C C. K. Q. What will remove
brown scars left by pimples?
2 What should a girl of twenty
one, five feet four inches tall, weigh?
What should a three-year-old
A If the sears are not tfeep the
X-ray may be of benefit in making
the walls reel, rifles, helmets,
earth, mud and dust fly every
where. Sulphur fumes pour in.
If we were rn one of those light
dug-outs that they have been
building lately Instead of this
deep one, not one of us would
now. be alive.
But the effect is bad enough
even so. The recruit Btarts to rave
again and two other fellows fol
low suit. One jumps up and rush
es out, we have trouble with the
other two. I start after the one
who escapes and wonders whether
to shout him in the leg then it
shrieks again. I fling .myself
down and when I stand up the
wall of the trench is plastered
with smoking sprinters, lumps of
flesh and bits of uniform. I scram
The first recruit seems actually
to have gone Insane. He butts
his head against the wall like a
goat. We must try tonight to take
him to the rear. Meanwhile we
bind him, but in such a way that
in case of attack he can1 be re
leased at once.
Kat suggests a game of skat; tt
Is easier when a man has some
thing to do. But it is no use, we
listen for every explosion that
comes close, miscount the tricks,
and fail to follow suit. We have
to give it up. We sit as though in
a hissing boiler that is being be
labored from without on all sides.
Night again. We are deadened
by the strain a deadly tension
that scrapes along one's spine like
a gapped knife. Our legs refuse
to move, our hands tremble, our
bodies are a thin skin stretched
painfully over repressed madness,
over an almost irresistible, burst
ing roar. We have neither flesh
nor muscles any longer, we dare
not look at one another for fear
of some incalculable thing. So we
shut our teeth it will end it
will end perhaps we will come
Suddenly the nearer explosions
cease. The shelling continues but
it has lifted and falls behind us,
our trench Is free. We seize the
hand grenades,' pitch them out in
front of the dug-out and jump af
ter them. The bombardment has
stopped and a heavy barrage now
falls. behind us. The attack has
No one would believe that in
this howling waste there could
still be men; but steel helmets
now appear on all sides of the
trench, and 50 yards from us a
machine-gun is already in posi
tion and barking.
The wire-entanglements are
torn to pieces. Yet they offer
some obstacle. We see the storm
troops coming. Our artillery opens
fire. Machine guns rattle, rifles
crack. The charge works its way
across. Haie and Kropp begin
with the hand-grenades. They
throw as fast as they can, others
pass them, the handles with the
strings already pulled. Haie
throws 75 yards, Kropp 60, it has
been measured, the distance is
Important. The enemy as they run
cannot do much before they are
within 40 yards.
We recognize the distorted fa
ces, the smooth helmets; they are
French. They have already suf
fered heavily; when they reach
the remnants of the barbed wire
entanglements. A whole line has
gone down before our machine
guns; then we have a lot of stop
pages and they come nearer.
I see one of them, his face up
turned, fall into a wire cradle.
His body collapses, his hands re
main suspended as though he were
praying. Then his body drops
clean away and only his hands
- This "ke the chad weU nou,
in America are particularly prone :to
them less noticeable. See
specialist for his opinion.
1 You should weigh about
S He should weigh about thirty
R. A. H. a I am a girl of twelve
five feet two Inches tau. What
should I weigh?
A. Tow should w&gh about 10t
L U R. Q. What should a girl
of seventeen, five feet three Inches
tall, weigh? What should a girl of
fifteen, five feet three inches tall,
A. They should weigh respective
ly 120 and 115 pounds.
"A SUBSCRIBER." Q. How
much should a girl aged fifteen, five
feet five inches tall, weigh?
t. What foods are fattening?
A. She should weigh shout 115
2 Milk, eggs, plenty of fresh
fruits and vegetables. Eat of a well
balanced diet and drink plenty oi
water between meals. Sleep as many
hours as possible. Avoid poor elim
ination AH these will help to build
up the system and gain weight.
fwrliM. tS. X
with the stumps of his arms, shot
off, now hang in the wire.
The moment we are about to re
treat three faces rise up from the
ground in front of us. Under one
of the helmets a dark pointed
beard and two eyes that are fas
tened on me. I raise my hand but
I cannot throw into those strange
eyes; for one mad moment the
whole slaughter whirls like a cir
cus around me, and these two
eyes that are alone motionless;
then the head rises up, a hand, a
movement, and my hand-grenade
flies through the air and into
We make for the rear, pull wire
cradles into the trench and leave
bombs behind us with the string
pulled, which ensures us a fiery
retreat. The machine-guns are al
ready firing from the next posi
tion. We have become wild beasts.
We do not fight, we defend our
selves against annihilation. It is
not against men that we fling our
bombs. What do we know of men
in this moment when death with
hands and helmets is hunting us
down? Now, for the first time in
three days we can see his face,
now, for the first time in three
days we can oppose him; we feel
a mad anger. No longer do we lie
helpless, waiting on the scaffold,
we can destroy and kill, to save
ourselves, to save ourselves and
We crouch behind every cor
ner; behind every barrier of barb
ed wire, and hurl heaps of explo
sives at the feet of the advancing
enemy before we run. The blast
of the hand-grenades impignes
powerfully on our arms and legs;
crouching like cats we run on, ov
erwhelmed by this wave that bears
us along, that fills us with fero
city, turning us into thugs, into
murderers, into God only knows
what devils; this wave that mul
tiplies our strength with fear and
madness and greed of life, seek
ing and fighting for nothing but
our deliverance. If your own fa
ther came over with them you
would not hesitate to fling a bomb
The forward trenches have been
abandoned. Are they still trench
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tracks, nests of craters, that is all.
But the enemy's casualties in
crease. They did not count on so
(To be continued.)
Bj Max TreO
Knarf Helps His Master
"Finish" a Composition
How was Knarf to know that
things were going to happen so
suddenly?- He had tried his best
to be helpful. Goodness knows
he deserved a better reward than
This is how it all came about.
Knarf, Mil, Flor, Hanid and Yam
the five little shadow-children
with the turned-about names
were sitting on the edge of the
library table watching Frank,
Knarf's master, write a composi
tion. Now, Master Frank, my
dears, was not very fond of com
positions. In fact. If the truth
must be told, he thoroughly hat.
ed them. It was not in the least
surprising, therefore, that when
he was aboul half through he
should exclaim quite joyfully: "I
have no more Ink."
Whereupon this lazy boy
chuckled contendedly. "If I have
no more ink I can't finish my
composition "today," he said, peer
ing once more into the empty ink
well. Then he fetched a deep
sigh and pretended to be very
sad. "If only I had ink!" he
sighed. "If only I had ink!"
The shadow-children, who heard
all this very well, looked at each
other in dismay. "What can we
do?" they said. "Where shall we
find ink?" Then they shook their
All at once Knarf broke In. "I
know where. Just come with me
and I'll show you." They can't
imagine, as he led them across the
library table, over the rug and up
to the top of the bookcase, just
where he expected to find ink. At
length he stopped in front of an
open book and said: "We'll find
ink in there."
It was the natural history book
and was open to a picture showing
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like an octopus. Tt was under wa
ter. Beneath the picture were the
words: This is a squid." They
gazed at it closely. No ink did
they see, however.
"Why," Hanid said, turning to
Knarf, "there's no ink here only
a little animal!
"Oh, yes there Is," the shadow
boy replied. And he pointed to
a sentence on the other page. The
sentence read as follows "The
squid contains a black fluid which
is used for ink."
"There, you see," Knarf said
triumphantly. "Now all we have
to do is to borrow some." And
with these words he gave a little
spring and, strange to say, landed
"May I bnrrov. little Ink?
inside the picture. He waved to
the others to follow him, which
they instantly did. They found
themselves at the bottom of the
ocean, right next to the squid,
which was lying on a flat stone.
"Good morning," Knarf said to
the squid, "may I borrow a little
"Hm-m!" the squid replied. 'I'm
Just about to write a long letter.
How much do you want?"
"Just a few drops," Knarf said.
"My master's composition is half
finished." "All right." the squid said. "I
can spare that much. Here they
are." And as it said this out came
the bleak drops through a little
faucet in front of its head. At
this moment Hanid suddenly cried
in alarm: "Goodness gracious,
we've forgotten to bring some
thing to catch It in. We'll all be
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The warning came just in time
for Mij, Flor, Hanid and Yam.
With a spring they jumped out of
the picture. But poor Knarf was
too late. In an instant the black
drops spread all about him like a
cloud of soot and he turned pitch
black. So startled was he that he
jumped with all his might and
landed of all places! right on
his paster's pen-point just as he
was telling his mother: "See, ma,
I can't finish my composition to
day because I have no more ink."
Then he gave his pen a great
shake, just to show her there
wasn't a single drop left, and off
fell the miserable ink-boaked sha
dow directly into the composition,
leaving a huge raggety-edged
"O-oh!" walled the boy. "Now
I'll have to do the whole thing
SYDNEY (AP) Sir Truby
King, knighted recently in recog- i
nition of his work in reducing in
fant mortality, advocates an hour
a day In the sunlight, clad in a
linen hat and a loin cloth, as part
of Australia's school curriculum.
He claims it would eliminate tu
Copyright. Alexander LlchtcnUr
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in the Chehaleni district, Yamhill
county, pfoduces two and a half
tons a year. There is ready salo in
the fresh fctajro at high prices for
all the figs that are grown so far.
The concern presided over by Mr.
Amend has, besides the mother
orchard nnd test gardens at Port
land, test gardens also at Rose
burg. After his IS years of patient
work, there is a good deal of light
ahead for Mr. 'Amend. He has
now enough orders in good pros
rect for the coming planting sea
son. January to April, to make up
what would amount to 75 new
acres of fig orchard, and think
he may reach 100 acres. That
looks like rewards ahead for all
the years of work and worry. The
hobby looks like a new -Industry
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The fig tree takes no lay-off In
the Willamette valley. It bears a
crop every year. The tree requires
no spraying. There are no known
diseases. Only it must be of the
right variety or strain. It must be
self pollinating. Mr. Amend has
EIGHT WORDS (each having just six
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To make mean, lower.
To befoul with mud or dirt
To bewilder, to dim.
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found a tree from Italy, and . .
each from Syria. Persia r
France that will do this. Tl, ...
are tne four he now grows . i
sells and recommends; guar.",
tees. You can make anything i
of figs that you can make vi-u
any other fruit; and then som- ;
preserves, marmalades, syru; ,
jellies, pickles, and an indefir.:
number of confections, "it is -. .
ture's own medicinal produc '
combines more body building -ments
than any other fruit; A
great food for invalids.
This is not an advertisement.
is aimed to be a plain ststenit t
of facts, In the Interest of a "r. -ble
experiment" that seems to i .
destined to give the Willame-
valley a new and a very profitable
industry. That would be comper.
sation of the highest kind for Mr.
Amend, even though lie did jn.t
reap great material rewards, f..r
he is the Burbank of the fig in
dustry here, filled with the mar
tyr fire of the Burbanks in such
fields of endeavor everywhere.
Town Talks from The States
man Our Fathers Read
September 30, 1904
First game of the football sea
son for Willamette University w;;i
be played tomorrow afternoon ar. 1
will really be but a practice r. z
with the Chemawa Indians. W
lamette has never before had oir
look for such a promising season,
with every member of last year's
team, with exception of -Low,
back, In addition to 16 other ex
perienced players, six of whom a: e
members of last year's Pup 5
Sound team, which was "rated l y
Walter Camp as the second tea a
on the coast.
Steamboat plyiug between Port
land and Salem on the Willamette
can now make the run without,
"sparring" themselves over th
bars. A government dredee whi b
has been operating upon the upp r
Willamette the past month is nmr
working on' the last shoal, ghi t
a depth of at least three and
half feet In spite of low water.
By CLIFF STERRETT,
By RUSS WESTOVER
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By BEN BATSFORD
By JIMMY MURPHY
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