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FRENCH GO BACK THOUSANDS OF YEARS TO
. FIND IDEAL TRENCH WEAPON
The catapult, hurling missies by means of a spring much on the order
of a boy's sling-shot, isa modern weapon of war. Theh device was the
artillery of the ancients and was used with effect even up to the middle
ages. The French find that in close trench work the catapult of the kind
in this picture beats field artillery. When this picture was taken German
trenches were only 30 yards distant and the machine hurled hand grenades
and small bombs down upon the foe. With the two lines this close field
guns behind the French would cause almost as much damage to them as
to the Germans.
New York. Examination of 2,000
New York business men leads Y. M.
C. A. directors to assert that majority
of New York's workers over 40 are
"worse physically than their grand
Rotterdam reports finding 20,000
pounds of rubber hidden in tobacco.
The innocent Rotterdammers think
it was meant for the Germans, Vhere
as it probably was part of the compo
sition of five-cent cigars.