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ONE MAN CAN CARRY UNCIX SAM'S LATEST
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Army officers are enthusiastic over a new machine gun recently
adopted by the army. The weapon has a remarkable advantage over'exist
ing machine guns in that it is so small that it may be carried by one man
and can be fired from the shoulder. Two men are necessary in the opera
tion of the gun, one to carry extra barrels and bandoliers of ammunition.
The gun is said to be free from the danger of choking and the barrels can
be changed almost instantly when heated from rapid tiring.
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CHIEF CHEMIST OF THE WAR from the bureau of mines to the war
, DR. CHARLES fRSONS.
Dr. Parsons, lias been transferred
department, where he is chief chem
ist. He is studying explosives to per--fect
a better powder to be used by
United States troops and sailors in
the war. He is famous for his work
MUSCULAR PATRIOTISM DOES
GOOD JOB IN LA JUNTA '
1 La Junta, Colo., April 9. Stem
business of teaching patriotism to
Local committee called on John
Goffer, asking contribution to buy a
large American flag, to be hung as
testimonial of La Junta's loyalty.
"You can take your flag and
go to 'h- with it!" was- Goffer's
Committee secured flag, ' forced
Goffer to kneel in street and Ttiss it;
then made him stand and salute it'
until his arm was tired.
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