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The OREGON STATESMAN, Saba. Oregon, Wcdnesdaj Morning, October 16, 1923
By afternoon I am calmer. My
fear was groundless. The name
troubles me no more. The madness
passes. "Comrade," I say to the
dead man, but I eay It calmly, "to
day you, tomorrow, me. But if I
come out of it, comrade, I will
fight against this, that has struck
us both down; from you, taken
life and from me ? life, also. I
promise you, comrade. It shall
sever happen again."
The sun strikes low. I am stupe
fied with exhaustion and hunger.
Yesterday Is like a fog to me, there
Is no hope of getting out of this
. yet. I fall into a doze and do not
at first realize that evening is ap
proaching. The twilight comes. It
seems to me to come quickly now.
One hour more. If It were sum
mer, It would be three hours more.
One hour more.
Now suddenly I begin to trem
ble; something might happen in
the interval, I think no more of
the dead man, he is of no more
consequence to me now. With one
bound the( lust to lire flares up to
lire again and everything that has
filled my thoughts goes down be
fore it. Now, merely to avert any
bad luck, I battle mechanically: "I
will fulfill ererything, fulfill ev
erything I have promised you "
but already I know that I shall not
Suddenly It occurs to me that
my own eomrades may fire on me
as I creep up; they do not know I
am coming. I will call out as soon
as I caa so that they will recog
nize me. I will stay lying in front
. of the trench until they answer
The first star. The front re
mains quiet. I breathe deeply and
talk to myself in my excitement:
No foolishness, now, Paul quiet,
Paul, quiet then you will be sav
ed, Paul." When I use my Chris-
tian name, it works as though
someone else spoke to me, it has
. The darkness grows. My excite
ment subdues. I wait cautiously
until the first rocket goes up. Then
I crawl out of the shell-hole. I
hare forgotten the dead man. Be
fore me lies the on-coming night
and the. pale, gleaming field. I fix
my -fye on a shell-hole; .the mo-
4vt ttfr light dies T" scurry over
IrdS 4? srevo farther.' soring- into
the next, 4uek down, scramble on-1
ward. - '
DON'T JOIN SHUT-INS
DURING COOL MONTHS
Keep Up the Fresh Air, Sunlight and Exercise Habit
Urges Authority, for Fall and Winter Consti-
tnte the "Open Season" for Colds.
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D.
United States Senator from New Tork.
Former Commissioner of Health, yew York Ciip.
IT should not be left to the insurance companies to warn against
taking cold and what to do If you get one. It should be well un
derstood by everybody that colds are dangerous, they are unneces
sary, and should not be neglected.
DR Cui-TXANIX deedt conditions such as I have described are
almost certain to transmit this dread disease.
Of course if the family circle Is absolutely free from this infec
tious disease, we need not worry about that ailment. But' it is
rare indeed for a given individual, to say nothing about a large, group
of persona, to escape some
' . tlon. more or leas serious, with the
. germs of tuberculosis. A great
. Italian scientist found evidence of
It In U7 ut of 0 bodls examined
.la autopsy. -
' But even though the family, gath
' ered tn coxy comfort about the stove
or cheerful fireplace, aoay be In bo
: danger from tuberculosis, they are
unliketr to escape contagion from
. the common cold. - Darin r the -sold
season one or another t the house-
' bold will take cold. Untena great
, care is exercised, it Is only a ques
tion of time when an win nave it.
Cleanliness of .the face end hands.
t avoidance of direct contact with a
, person known to have a eeld. lots
or axuangnt ana exercise out-oc-aoors
t these arc Important, fresh sir is
an casentiati a day and night passu
t!al. - "
Some other day I win speak scam
ooM and its eon
' I And I gallop off with the! :
plate clamped against my
I come nearer. There, by the
light of a rocket I see something
move in the wire, then it stiffens
and lies still. Next time I see it
again, yes, they are men from our
trench. But I am suspicious until
I recognise our helmets. Then I
call. And Immediately an answer
rings out, my name: "Paul Paul
I call again in answer. It is Kat
and Albert who have come out
with a stretcher to look for me.
"Are you wounded?"
"No. no "
We drop into the trench. I ask
for something to eat and wolf It
down. Mailer gives me a cigarette.
In a few words I tell what hap
pened. There is nothing new
about it; it happens quite often.
The night attack is the only un
usual feature of the business. In
Russia, Kat once lay for two days
behind the enemy line before he
could make his way back.
I do not mention the dead
But the next morning I can
keep it to myself no longer. I must
tell Kat and Albert. They both try
to calm me. "You can't do any
thing about it. What else could
you have done? That is what you
are here for."
I listen to them and feel com
forted, reassured by their pres
ence. It was mere drivelling non
sense that I talked out there in
Look there for Instance,"
On the fire-step stand some sni
pers. They rest their rifles with
telescopic sight on the parapet and
watch the enemy front. Once and
again a shot cracks out.
Then we hear the cry: That s
found a bullet! did you see how
he leapt In the air? Sergeant Oell-
rlch turns around proudly and
scores his points. He heads the
shooting list for today with three
"What do you say to that?" asks
"If he keeps that up he will
get a little colored bird for his
buttonhole by this evening," says
"Or rather he will soon be made
acting-sergeant-major," says Kat.
When cold weather comes on and the condi
tions of school, theatre and business, make it
,. impossible to escape close contact, colds axe sure
to thrive. The matter of prevention is mere
' Have yon ever thought about the evils of the
. family stove I When cold weather arrives, father,
mother, all the children and perhaps a grand
parent or two will crowd about the stove. The)
aired man, a maid servant and perhaps a couple j
of visitors complete the group. j
The windows are nailed fast and rags are,
tucked about them to keep out the air. The'
atmosphere of the room is breathed over and
over, and even the moist secretions of the others
may be inspired.
This is the way tuberculosis is passed on from;
1 Answers to ileal tn yuertes
8. Q. How can I gain In
A. Proper dieting and deep breath,
tag is the secret. You should eat nour
ishing foods and nave plenty of sleep
and rest. For fuD particulars send
a sell -addressed, stamped envelope
and repeat your question.
r ' - '
P. D. Q. What causes cramps
in the. feet and legs?
JLr You are probably troubled with
poor'; circulation. " Try to build up
your entire system and yon will pen
aCBS. R. I Q. My, husband Is
cross-eyed. WO say children inherit
- - No.i
We look at one another.
would not do it," I say.
"All the same," says Kat, "It's
very good for you to see it just
Sergeant Oellrich returns to the
fire-step. The muzzle of his rifle
searches to and fro.
"You don't need to lose any
more sleep over your affair," nods
And now I hardly understand it
myself any more.
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It was only Because I had to
lie there with him so long," I say.
"After alL war Is war.
Oellrieh'i rifle cracks out sharp
We have dropped in for a good
job. Eight of us have to guard a
village that has beaaabandoned
.because it is being shelled too hea-
In particular we have to watch
the supply dump as that ia not yet
empty. We are supposed to provi
sion ourselves from the same store.
We are just the right people for
that Kat, Albert, Muller. Tja
den, Deterring, our whole gang Is
there. Haie is dead, though. But
we are mighty lucky all the same,
all the other squads have had
more casualties than we have.
We secret, as a dug-out, a rein
forced concrete cellar into which
steps lead down from above. The
entrance is protected by a separ
ate concrete wall.
Now we develop an immense in
dustry. This is an opportunity not
only to stretch one's legs, but to
stretch one's soul also. We make
the best use of such opportunities.!
The war is too desperate to allow
us to be sentimental for long as
things are not going too badly. Af
ter all, we cannot afford to, be
anything but matter-of-fact. So
matter-of-fact, indeed, that I of
ten shudder when a thought from
the days before the war comes mo
mentarily into my head. But it
does not stay long.
We nave to tafce tilings as light
ly as we can, so we make the most
of every opportunity, and non
sense stands stark and immediate
beside horror. It cannot be other
wise, that is how we hearten our
selves. So we zealously set to work
to create an idyll an idyll of eat
ing and sleeping, of course.
The floor is first covered with
matresses which we haul in from
the houses. Even a soldier likes to
sit soft. Only in the middle of the
floor is there any clear space.
Then we furnish ourselves with
blankets and eiderdowns, luxur
ious soft affairs. There is plenty of
everything to be had in the town.
Albert and I find a mahogany bed
which can be taken to pieces, with
a sky of blue silk and lace cover
let. We sweat like monkeys mov
ing it in, but a man cannot let a
thing like that slip, and it would
certainly be shot to pieces in a
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Xat and I do a little patrolling
through the houses. In a very
short time we have collected a doz
en eggs and two pounds of fairly
fresh putter. Suddenly there is a
crash in the drawing room, and
an iron stove hurtles through the
wall past us and on, a yard from
us . out through the wall . behind.
Tw.o holes.. It comes from the
house opposite where a shell has
Just landed. "The swine," grim
aces Kat. and we continue our
search. All at once we prick up
our ears, hurry across, and sud
denly stand petrified there run
ning up and down in a little sty
are two live sucking pigs. We rub
our eyes and look once again to
make certain. Yes. they are still
there. We seize hold of them no
doubt bout It. two real young pig3.
This will make a grand feed.
About 20 yards from our dugout
there is a small house that was
used as an officers' billet. In the
kitchen is an immense v fireplace
with two ranges, pots, pans and
kettles everything, even to a
stack of small chopped wood in an
outhouse a regular cook's para
dise. Two of our fellows have been
out in the fields all the morning
hunting for potatoes, carrots, and
green peas. We are quit uppish
and sniff at the tinned stuff in the
supply dump, we want fresh veg
etables. In the dining room there
are already two heads of cauli
flower. The sucking pigs are slaughter
ed. Kat sees to them. We want to
make potato-cakes to go with the
roast. But we cannot find a grater
for the potatoes. However, the
difficulty is soon got over. With
a nail we punch a lot of holes in a
pot lid and there we have a gra
ter. Three fellows put on thick
gloves to protect their fingers
against the grater, two others
peel the potatoes, and the bus
iness gets going.
Kat samples the sucking pigs,
the carrots, the peas, and the caul
iflower. He even mixes a white
sauce for the cauliflower. I fry the
pancakes, four at a time. After ten
minutes I get the knack of tossing
the pan so that the pancakes
which are done on the one side
sail up, turn in the air and are
caught again as they come down.
The sucking pigs are baked whole.
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itors, a couple of 'wireless-men,
who are generously-Invited to the
feed. They sit in the living room
where there is a piano. One of
them plays, the other sings. "An
der -Weser." He sings feelingly,
but-with-a rather -Saxon accent.
AH the same, it moves us as we
stand at the fireplace preparing
Then we begin to realize that
we are in for trouble. The obser
vation balloons have spotted the
smoke from our chimney, and the
shells start to drop on u. They
are tho?e damr.ed spraying little
daisy-cutters that make only a
small hole and scatter widely close
the ground. They keep dropping
closer and closer all around us,
still we cannot leave the grub In
the lurch. A couple of splinters
whizz through the kitchen win
dow. The roast is already cooked.
But frying the pancakes Is getting
difficult. The explosions come so
fast that the splinters strike often
er and oftener against the wall of
the house and sweep in through
the window. Whenever I hear a
shell coming I drop down on one
knee with the pan and pancakes
and duck behind the wall of the
window. Immediately afterward I.
am Tip again and going on with
The Saxons stop singing a frag
ment has smashed into the piano.
At last everything is ready and we
organize the transport of it back
to the dug-out. After the next ex
plosion two men dash across the
50 yards to the dug-out with the
pots of vegetables. We see them
The next shot. Everyone ducks
and then two more trot off, each
with a big can of the finest grade
coffee, and reach the dug-out be
fore the next explosion.
Then Kat and Kropp seize the
masterpiece the big dish with the
brown, roasted suckling pigs. A
screech, a knee bend, and away
they race over the 60 yards of
I stay to finish frying my last
four pancakes; twice I have to
drop to the floor; after all, it
means four pancakes more, and
they are my favorite dish.
Then I grab the plate with the
great pile of cakes and squeeze my
self behind the house door. A hiss,
a crash, and I gallop off with the
Gets A XiftV
By ELEANOR ROSS.
The Decorative Value of Wall light.
ALL. tights today axe one oft
those decorative superfluities
Inherited from days when
they were a accessary part of tte
furnishings. When candles were
depended upon for light, even a gen
erous candelabra . or two on the
mantel was not sufficient to Illu
minate a whole room. It Just suf
ficed to throw a pleasant glow over
the fireplace area. Brackets con
taining candles, and fixed Into the
wall at intervals were needful to
provide light in other parts of the
Today when the right kind of
electric lamp and bulba may light
up a whole room adequately, wal!
Sights are not planned so much for
their illuminating value, but as
decoration. In a
very small room
desirable only If
wall lights are
there is no
other lamp used. A
centra! light or even a table lamp
added to a room containing one or
two wall lights may be overwhelm
ing in a very small space as a
plate clamped against my chest
with both hands. I am almost in. I
run like a deer, sweep around the
wall, fragments clatter against the
concrete, I tumble down the cellar
steps, my elbows are skinned, but
I have not lost a single pancake,
nor even broken the plate.
By OLIVE M. DOAK
When one meets a "personality"
one should set apart a moment
for thanksgiving. They are rare
things, aYe genuine "personalities"
and it is upon them, scarce as
they are, that life depends for its
flavor. If your existence Is flat
and you meet a real "personality"
immediately there Is a flavor put
into living therefore I say it's a
moment for thanksgiving when
you meet one such.
Moran and Mack showing at the
Elsinore for the next few days
are both "personalities." I have
never seen the power of a person
fc . I WrSH Toore -would
LT3TCN TO REASON1. I Wr
foyer or dressing room. ' On the
other hand, the wail light Is agrea
help If the room is too small to ao
commodate a standing or table hunr
and there U mo central fixture 1p
, Also, the new wall lights are
1 beautiful decorative pieces for a large
j room even though several other
pieces of lighting equipment arc
i used. Wall lights are most deco
rative when, they are selected with
reference to the furniture In the
room, and today one can find all
sorts of period brackets and sconces
and even have them made to order
after a special pattern and within a
For the modernistic room there
are delightful designs in metal and
class or ceramics. A doduIot wall
! light forfAhe Colonial type room is
the shield and eagle of brass, with
places for one or two candles.
! Pewter is another appropriate wall
sconce. And the potter brackets,
with bright parchment shades can
be adapted to almost any period
ality work itself into a picture as
that of Moran has been workt-d
into him film portrayal of himself.
That huge man with the slow
humor which has made the lint s
of the "Two Black Crow
household savings all over the
United States, lose? none of hi
personality nor his ability to make
people laugh, and cry. too, with
his screen appearance.
The whole play revolves about
Moran and Mack, hut the emo
tions of love, greed, hate, and
kindliness play their little role n
such a fashion as to not only make
one laugh ridiculously hard but
also to feel ridiculously fD l
mental. The picture is the story in mov
ing picture of the supposed rise i t
Moran and Mack from obscure
"ham actors" to the role of stars.
It is not impossible, it is exceed
ingly funny and it has excellent!
filming and speaking effects.
Claims totaling 11315.70 have
been paid to Statesman readers
by the North American Accident
Insurance Co., in the past year.
These claims were paid on the
$1.00 policy issued to Statesman,
By CLIFF STERRETTj
MOT ME.BOSS, bJO )
yDE COLOR UfEi )
By RUSS WESTOVER
By BEN BATSFORD!
By JIMMY MURPHY
Y, WANT HER. TO TAY MAX. AT ME.
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if. QOAPPm.lN6r THE ONLY REDEEM!
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