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HUM) RULLKTIN, REND, OREGON, TIU'HHDAY, NOVEMREIt lit, ll)IH
WILL ItKCHUIT WAR WOIIKKHH
FOK T1IK TIME REING TO
TAKE CAKE OF MEN RELEASED
FROM WAR INDUSTRIES.
(From Friday Dally.)
Tho control nnd responsibility for
recruiting unskilled laborers (or war
work will bo continued for tho tlmo
being, according to a telegram re
colved by T. II. Foley, chairman of
tho community labor board, this
morning from Federal Director Wil
fred F. Smith.
A gradual curtailment of tho war
tlmo program la Imminent, tho mes
sage further states, but thcro Is still
a great deal of work to bo accom
plished bytho mombcrs of tho local
boardB, which are instructed to ceaso
their efforts in securing men from
tho non-csscntlal industries.
It Is stated that plans arc rapidly
maturing -which Indicato nn Inter
departmental authorization for nn
Immedlato labor survey by tho com
munity boards, each board having
tho responsibility of tho labor situa
tion within its Jurisdiction, that of
which ilr. Foley la chairman taking
in tho counties of Deschutes and
The boards nro Instructed to per
feet their clearance organizations so
as to bo in readiness to place In em
ployment men who are released from
positions In war industries, and In
this manner as far as possible pre
vent tho migration of laborers from
ono section of tho country to an
other. Tho work will bo taken up locally
as fast as possible, although it Is
not believed tho latter clause will
effect this community, whero men
who havo been engaged in tho war
industries will retain their positions
as under normal conditions.
Jtcr. Cornollusscn Arrives to Take
Charge of Lutheran Church
in This City.
CXutq MoPPJ tnoj-D
Itov. Fredrik A. T. Cornollussen of
JJutto, (Montana, arrived In tho city
this morning to take charge of the
church In this city, succeeding Rov.
Rev. CornellusBen, a native of
Norway, has been many years in the
United States, being pastor in sev
eral eastern and practically all of the
western states. His last charges be
fore coming to Dend wero Dutto and
Helena, Montana. Last year he
spent as an evangelist for tho Rocky
Mountain district of the Lutheran
church, with headquarters at Helena,
RECORDS ARE KEPT
(From Thursday's Dally.)
Orders reaching the local draft
board from tho office of the adjutant
general aro to tho effect that a com
plete record of the selective service
within tho county must be kept for
the convenlcnco of tho war depart
xaont, and a heavy penalty is imposed
for any poreon who causes or per
mits tho destruction of any part of
Tho records aro to be filed away
with other Important documents of
OFF WHEAT FLOUR
(From Thursday's Dally.)
A message received this afternoon
by County Food Administrator Hart
ranft from tho stato food adminis
tration advises him that, effective to
day, restrictions as to tho purchaso
of substitutes with -wheat flour aro
BRICK vs. OTHER BUILDINGS
BRICK BUILDINGS IN BEND
FIRE LOSS IN FIVE YEARS
EX-GUNNER AND CHIEF PPTTVS-OFFrcnRMJrtf-NAVV
MEMBER, OF THE FOREIGN
V4AMAIN ttUN TURRET, FRENCH BATTLESHIP CASSARvD
WINNER OF THE
' Fritz Doe a Little "Strafelna."
My outtlt was ono of those that saw
tho Germans plnco women nnd chil
dren In front of them ns shields
against our lire. More than a third of
our men, I should my, had been pretty
tough criminals In their own countries.
They nlwnys traded their pay against
a handful of cards or n roll of the
bones whenever they got n chance.
They had been In most of the dirty
parts of the world. This war wns not
such a much to them; Just ono more
job In the list. They could call God
and the saints and tho human body
more things than any boss stevedore
that ever lived.
Yet they were religious In n way.
Some of them were nlwoys reading
religious books or paying prnycrs In
different ways nnd between them they
believed In every religion and super
stition under the sun, I guess. Yet
they were tho toughest bunch I ever
After they saw tho Germans using
the IJolglan women tho way they did,
almost every man In my company took
somo kind of a vow or other, and
most of them kept their vows, too, I
believe. And thoe that were religious
Cot more so after Umt.
Our chaplain had always been very
friendly with the men, und while I
think they liked him they were so
tough they would never admit It, and
some of them claimed he wns a Jonah,
or Jinx, or bad luck of some kind. Rut
How We Give 'Em the Butt.
Jiey all told him their vows ns soon
is they made them and he was sup
posed to bo a sort of referee as to
ffbether they kept them or not.
During my second stunt In the front
ines things got pretty bad. The Ger
nans were five to our ono and they
tept pushing back parts of the line
ind cleaning out others. And tho
a-eather wns as bnd as It could bo
ind the food did not always come rcg
ilarly. Now, before they took their
rows, every last man la tho bunch
vould have been kicking and growling
ill tho time, but, as It was, tho only
Jme they growled was when tho Ger
nans pushed us back.
Things kept getting worso nnd you
:ould see that the men tulked to the
:hnp1aln more and quito a few of them
(ot real chummy with him.
Ono morning Fritz started In bright
ind early to begin his strafe. The
leutcnant was walking up and down
ho trench to sco that tho sentries
vero properly posted and were on tho
ob. A shell whizzed over his head
ind landed Just behind tho parados
ind tho dirt spouted up llko I imagine
1 Yellowstone geyser looks.
Another officer came up to tho lieu
jenant a new cao who had only
olned tho company fihout u week fie
'ore. They had walked about ten
mrds w hen another fchell whizzed over
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FIRE LOSS IN FIVE YEARS OVER
BRICK & LUMBER CO.
. 1 fcMfrffi
LEGION OF FRANCE ZP'
CROIX DE GUERRE
them. They laid to nnd n third ono
ciimc. There wero three In less than
Ive minutes, directly over their hcuds.
Then n shell In titled on tho left sldo
of the trench nnd u pollti yelled that
four men had got It. They wero nil
wounded and three died later. Tho
lieutenant wont over to them and Just
after he passed me n Ind got It squuro
not fur from mo nnd was knocked
over to where I was lying.
The lieutenant canto hack and
helped me with the flrst-nhl roll and
then tho Germans begun using shrap
nel. The lieutenant wns swearing
hard about the shrapnel and tho Ger
umus and everything else.
Fnrlher to the right a shell had Just
struck near the parados nnd made a
big crater und across from It, ngalmt
the parapet, was 11 juung chap with
a deep gush In his head, sitting ou
the Ilro step nnd next to hint n fellow
nursing the place where hit arm had
been blown off. Our bread ration lay
nil about the trench anil some of thu
pollus were llxhlng It out of the mud
and wnter nnd wiping the biscuits off
on their sleeves or eating us fast us
they could. Only some of the biscuits
had fallen in bloody water und they
did not eat these.
A young fellow, hardly more Ihnn n
boy, stumbled over the parados and
fell Into the trench right near the
lieutenant nnd the lieutenant dressed
his wounds himself. I think hu was
some relation of the boy.
The lieutenant asked him how ho
felt, but the boy only linked for water
and smiled. Rut you could see hu was
In great pain. Then thu boy said:
"Oh, tho palu Is awful. I am going
"You are nil right, old man," the
lleutennnt said. "You will be homo
soon. The stretcher benrers an com
ing." So wo pnssed the word for tho
Then he took the wnter bottle from
the boy's side and sat hi in up nnd gnvo
him some water. Ilo left the water
bottlo with the chap nnd went to
hurry tho stretcher hearers along.
When he got around tho corner of tho
trench the boy was slipping hack nnd
the wnter bottle had fallen down. So
I went over to htm and propped him
up again and gave him somo inoro
The lieutenant came back with tho
stretcher bearers anil ho asked one of
them, so tho boy could not hear him, If
tho boy would live.
The stretcher benrer said: "I don't
think so. One through his chest and
right leg broken."
The boy had kept quiet for n while,
but all of n sudden hu yelled, "Give mo
a cigarette I" I handed him n ciga
rette butt that I had found In the dug
out. Wo wero nil out of cigarettes.
So they Ut It for him and ho kept
quiet As soon ns they could they got
around tho corner of tho fire hay with
him nnd through n communication
trench to n field hospital. The lieu
tenant nnd I walked n little way with
him and ho began to thank us, rind ho
told tho lieutenant, "Old man, you
havo been 11 father and a mother to
And tho lieutenant said to him:
"You linvo dono well, old hoy. You
havo dono more tlinn your share."
When they started Into tho commu
nication trench tho boy begun to
scream again. And the lleutennnt
acted like a wild man. Ho took out
his cigarette case, but thero wero no
cigarettes In It, nnd then ho swore and
put it hack again. Rut In n few min
utes hoTiad tho case nut again und
wns swearing worso than ever nnd
talking to himself.
"Tho boy Isn't dying llko a gentle
man," ho suld. "Why couldn't ho keep
quiet." I do not think ho meant it.
Ho wan all nervous and excited nnd
kept taking out his cigarette enso nnd
putting it back ugaln.
speet tho sentries when Tito liny rolled
Into thu trench und 11 pollti emtio up
to toll us thai tho officer hud been hit.
Wo walked hack to whero I hud been
und there wits Iho oltleor. If I hud
been thero I would Imvo got It ton,
I guess. Ilo wits mi uwful mess. Tho
veins wore sticking out of hli ttoclt
itud one sldu of him wits blown off.
Also, his foot was wounded, That Is
what shrapnel does to you. As I
erawled past him I happened to touch
his foot and he cursed 1110 all over tho
place. Rut when I tried to say I was'
sorry I could not, for then ho npolo
glzed mid died a moment later.
There was 11 silver cigarette enso
sticking out of the rugs whero his
side had been blown away and tho
lieutenant crowd himself mid reached
In und took out tho ease. Rut when
ho pried open tho case ho found that
It had been bent nnd cracked ami all,
tho cigarettes were soaked with blood.
Ho swore worso than ever, then, mid
threw his own enso nwny, putting thu
other officer's case In his pocket.
At this point our own artillery be
gan shelling and wu received tho order
to stand to with Uxed bayonets. When
we got the order to advance somo of
tho men wero already over tho para
pet and tho whole hunch after them,
mid, believe me, I was as pule its a
sheet, Just scared to death. I think
every man Is when he goes oer for
tho first time every time for that
matter. Rut I was glad wo wero going
to get somo iictlon, beeatmo It Is hard
to sit around In a trench under lire
and havo nothing to do. I hud all I
could do to hold my rllle.
We ran across No Man's Land. I
cannot remember much about It. Rut
when wo got to tho Gorman trench
I foil 011 top of a young follow and my
I bayonet went right through him. It
j wns a crime to get him, nt that. Ho,
was lis delicate us a pencil.
I When I got bnck to our trendies
nftor my first charge I could not sloop
I for a long time afterward, for ronieui-
I boring what that follow looked llko
nnd how my bayonet slipped Into him '
, and how ho screamed when ho fell. I
I He had his logs and his nock twisted '
1 under hlin after he got It. I thought '
about It 11 lot and tt got to bo almost
, n habit that whenever I was going to
I sloop I Mould think about him and 1
j thou nil hope of sleeping wns gone.
Our company took 11 Gorman trench '
, that tlmo mid along wlrti another
company four hundred prisoners. Wo
1 had to retire because the men 011 our
I sides did not get through and we
were being Hanked. Rut wu lust a lot
of men doing It.
When wo returned to our trenches
our outfit was simply all In and w
wero Ijlng around In thu front line,
like a hunch of old rags In u narrow
alley. None of us showed any signs
of life except a working party that
was digging with picks und shuvels at
some bodies that had been frozen Into
tho mud of thu trench.
I used to think all thu Germans were
big nnd fat And strong, and, of course,
somo of thu grenadier regiments are,
but lots of tho Roches I saw wero
little und weak llko this fellow I "got"
In my first charge.
I It was a good piece of work to take
; the prisoners and u novelty for mo to
iook mem in me nice 1110 ioiiows 1 1
had been lighting. Reciiuse, when you
I look n Hun In tho face, you can sou
thu yellow streak. Even If you nro
, their prisoner you can tell that tho
Huns uru yellow.
Muybo you havo heard pigs being
butchered. It sounded llko that when
wu got to them. When they attacked
us they yelled to heat tho band. I
guess they thought they could senro
us. Rut you cannot scare machine
guns nor tho foreign legion either. Ho
when they could not scare us they
wero up against It und had to fight.
I will admit, though, that tho first
tlmo Fritz cumu over and began yell
Jng I thought thu whole, German nrmy
was after me, ut that, and Kaiser Rill
playing the drum. And how they hate
II bayonet I They would much rather
sit in a ditch and pot you.
I admit I urn not crazy about bayo
net fighting my?.clf, us a general prop
osition, but I will say that thero havo
t been times when I wnH serving n gun
behind tho froK lines when I wished
for a rlllo and a bayonet in my hands
und a chnncu at Frit 7. mini to man.
It was In this charge that our chap
lain was put out of commission. Ah
wo were lined up, waiting to climb on
to tho flro step nnd then over tho par
apet, this chaplain camo down the
lino speaking to each man ns ho vent.
Ho would not say much, hut Just a
few words, and then mako tho sign of
tho cross. Ho was In u black cassock.
Ho was Just ono man from mo ns
wo got tho word and stood up on tho
flro step. Ilo was not armed with us
much us a pin, hut ho Jumped up on
men wero iilwayHTn good" humoriit
such times nnd It seemed to mo even
more ho when iho enemy llro wus
If 11 mini wns slightly wounded down
would coino tho rllles to order iirum,
und somo pollu wiih stiro to shout,
"Right thla way. Ono frunc." It was
a standing Joke nnd they always did It.
Tho pollu who did It most was 11 Kwlss
and ho was nhvuyfl playing 11 Joko on
somebody or imitating somu ono of
us or making faces.
Wo wero nil sorry when this HwIsh
"went west," as tho Limeys say, und
wo tried to keep up his Jokes and say
tho samo things and so forth, Rut they
old not go very well uftcr ho was
dead. Ilo got hli) In tho sumo c-hargo
In which tho chaplnln was wound!.
Ho was ono of tho bunch that charged
beforo tho order was given, when tho
chaplain got t, nnd wiih running pretty
near mo until wo got to tho Rocho
wire. I had to stop to get through,
though roust of It .un cut up by urtll-
Stuck Hit Head Over the Parapet anU
Got It Square.
the step nnd stuck his head over tho
parapet mid got it square, lauding'
right beside me. I thought hu was
killed, hut when wo got hack wo found
he was only wounded. Tho men who
saw It wero over tho parapet before
tho order was given mid then the
I whole hunch after them, because they,
, too, thought ho wns killed mid figured
he never would know how they came
. out ajiotit their vows. All thu men In
the company wero glad when they
found he wns only wounded.
While half of us wore 011 tho llrlng
stop throughout the dny or night tho
other half would ho In tho dugouts or
sitting around In the bottom of tho
trench, playing little games, or mend
lag clothes or sleeping or cooking or
'" "- tUinml nud ono thins. Thu
lery fire, hut he must havo Jumped It,
for when I looked up hu wns twenty
or thirty pares nhond of me. Wo got
to the Germans about that tlmo and
I wns pretty busy for a while. Rut
noon I suw him again. He was pulling
his bayonet out of n Roche when nn-
other mndo n Jah at hint and stuck him
In tho arm. Then the Rocho mndu 11
' swing at him with his rllle, hut the
KwIm dropped 011 one knee and dodged
it. Ho kept defending hlumelf with
his rllle, but there wis another Ger
man ou him by this time and he,rotild
not got up. Tho corporal of our squad
cnuio up Juit about that time, but he
was too late, becatte ono of tho
Roches got to the .Swim with hit bay
onet. Ho did not have time to with
draw it before our corporal stuck him.
I The otlir German mndo n pass at tho
corporal, but ho woh too late. Tho
corporal boat htm to It and felled him
with n terrific blow from his rllle butt.
Tho Huns wero pretty thick around
thcro Just ns another fellow and my-
J olf camo up. A Rocho swung his rllle
.at uiu corporal ami wiion 110 iiookcu 11
the Rocho nlmost got me. The swing
took him off his feet and ihen the cor
poral did ns pretty n hit of work as
i ever saw. Ho Jumped for tho Roche,
who had follen, landed on his face
wlth both feet and gnvo it to the next
0110 with his bayonet all at thu siiiuu
time. Ilo was tho qulckckt man I ever
Thcro wero a couple of well-known
snvntc men In thu next company and
I saw ono of them get under Fritz's
guard with his foot mid, believe me,
there was some forco In that kick.
Hu must have driven tho German's
chin clear through tho buck of his
Wo thought it was pretty tough luck
to Ioho both tho chaplain and tho vil
lage wit In tho samo charge, along
with half of our officers, und then havo
to givo up tho trench. Kvery man In
the hunch was soro us a boll when wo
(To Ro Continued,)
hiiixt .Mirr.! Hiioi- aitou'H.
(From Thursday's Dally.)
From 11 slnglo workman In Novem
ber, now Foreman A. W. Ayn, thu
sheot metal shop at tho Foundation
company's plant has grown to ho
ono ot tho most compluto plants of
Its kind In tho uorthwuHt, with 2G
From tho making ot drip pans and
other simple Jobs by Ayn In a corner
of tho Joluors' shop, tho work has
grown until now about 00 Jobs aro
handled on every ono of tho shlpii
turned out, In 11 commodious shop ou
tho fitting out dock.
(Tho above Is from tho Portland
Orogoiilau. Mr. Ayn Ib 11 brother of
Alfred A. Ayn of La I'luo and both
aro well known In this city.)
IHHTIUCTH UMI'ORT CHNHUH.
(From Monday's Dally.)
Tho school consul In tho county
has hcou completed, with tho excep
tion of nlno districts. In practically
ill districts hoard from, with but
0110 or two oxcoptlons, tho comma Is
showing un Incroaeo over that of
Something to soIlT Advortluo In
lh nalldtln's classified column.
m a mvf a r for sale by
I A N I . Al , The Owl Pharmacy
greatest ntmrek ix one day
mince tiii-: opening of the
emeegencv hospital no
luting ok thi: ran vet.
(From Thursday's Dnlly.)
Tho liilluiiiiza situation In the city
took on a nuw phase yesterday after
noon when eight piitlmitii worn ad
milled to tho KinerKiincy hospital,
tho largest nti'mber reported lit tho
samo spacu of tlmo hIiico tho open
ing ot tho Institution. Four of theso
cases am iiorloitH, possibly critical.
No doiithn occurred from tho dis
ease In thu city lust night so fur
as has buuu pottslhlo to duturmliio
County and city officials this
morning wero emphatic In their
statements that (hero would bu no
attempt to lift (ho hail lit thu city
or county until after tho disease had
abated to a cousldurablu degree morn
than at tho proHuut. W. I). Ramos,
county Judge, In u statement this
morning declared thero could bo no
reason for lifting the lid at this tlmo.
Iloth Iho county and oily Imvo been
at a heavy expense In maintaining
tho Kmurgeucy hospital, and to open
tho county to public gttthurlugs
would bo a means of Kueplng tho
epidemic nllvo In tho community.
Iloth tho city and county health
physicians nro agreed wltli the of
ficials that under Iho existing com!!-,
lions tho lid should ho kept ou fur
n short length ot tlmo at least,
ITALIANS WONT STEAL
(Mr tfnltft I'rm lu Tt IUihI llulUlln.)
ROMK, Nov. 3. (Ily Mull.)
"Italy ought to bo called tho coun
try of unlocked doors," says F. C.
Thwults, Milwaukee, Wis., Ill charge
of a largo section of Amsflcaii Red
(.'rims work In Italy.
"I think honesty Is tho chief trait
of the Italians," ho says. "The best
proof ot this general statement Is
that I uuvor lock my hotel door any
whero In Italy, nor do other Ameri
cans litter they havo boon hero it few
weeks. Wo o away from our own
hotels, perhaps for days at it lime,
leaving our doors tinlookud mid all
our personal belongings at tho mercy
of tho llrnt comer, and wu never I ono
"Out on thu trout you can lenvn
your automobile iinywhuru you like,
with your overcoat and other be
longings, and ho stiro that nothing
will ho disturbed."
LIIUIUTV .MARKItT TllltOl'OH.
(From Frldny's Dnlly.)
Thu Liberty miirkut, which tins
been operating In this city during
thu past throe mouths, has been dis
continued, thu manager announcing
ho ban slaughtered all of hlu stock.
Here are some
for deserts and pud
dings it gives them
that tempting "niu
to make soups richer
meats better and give
a brownish tang to
gravies, baked beans,
sweet potatoes, etc.
Corn lyrup di
luted with warm
water and flav
ored to taste
makes a fine
eprcad for hot
Ask tiH for roulpos
I'-oz. bottlo .':u