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I s Y.- M. C. A. mon fixed up duf
1 annist ice was signed, and it bei
j op?n. Here in the dimly lighted
-j given the boys to write home, ii
j as boxing. It was even possibh
from actual trerch duty.
OIOS FROM PRISON
AND SWIMS RHINE
Calls "Y" Work In German Prison
Carrp "Life Saver," While Con
fined At Villing;n.
New York, Feb. ...--Lieutenant
George Puryear, of Memphis, Tenn.,
an aviator, was one of a trio of hardy
American adventurers who were suc
cessful in a wild dash for liberty from
the Vil.Mngen prison camp on October
6. Sixteen men made the attempt,
but only Puryear, Lieutenant Harold
Willis of Boston, and Naval Lieuten
ant Isaacs of Portsmouth, Va., got
away. Word has just been received
at Y-. y.. C. A. headquarters here con
cerning their almost hopeless esca
The nen brought back remarkable
accounts of' Y. M. C. A. work even at
"The 'Y* sent us books of all kinds
and even sporting goods." said Lieut.
Puryear. "We played basketball and
.volley ball incessantly-our space was
too small for baseball and football. 1
tell you. those games were life savers
to us, ind they kept us in fair physi
It is reported that Puryear and his
comrades slipped out of the canvi
through a tunnel under the wire. All
but the three named were headed off
before they reached the river Rhine,
but the intrepid trio swam the river
& terrible feat in itself-and mad-.
their way Vito H oil:', nd.
Doughboys "Cleaned Pockets" for
Home: Folks, When Se'urn From
Fight Was Uncertain. Y. M. C. A.
Has Delivered Million.-, ?f Dollars
Paris. Feb. ...-The steady unsel
fishness of the American soldier,
fhown by the way he "cleaned his
pockets' of money before going inte
action, to be sent home if he didn't
come bick, is told byvW. J. Baker ol
Portchester. N. Y., who served ?lever
months as a V. M. C. A. worker witt
the 2G h Dividion. His* particular
charge was the third battalion of tb?
303rd infantry. He joined that uni'
on the St. Mihiel front, went, wit I
them to Chateau Thierry, and latei
was in the famous St. Mihiel clean-uj
and the drive before Verdun.
"It wis just before tba. action be
gun," said Baker, "that I saw the fines:
example of the characteristic unselfish
noss of the boys. They 'cleaned theil
pockets' for the folks at home. The}
knew they were going up against thc
real thing, and they wanted all thei:
money to go home in case they nevei
came back. In all, I was entrostet
with 8,(00.000 franos - upward? ol
$1,500,0(0 - before that attack. W<
handled such funds through the rfgu
lar Y. M-C- A. service established fo:
sending money from soldiers to rela
tives in America."
Baker lived with his battalion, an
saw Uroly times, as the "Yank
Division." as it was called, was 1
on the fighting front almost cor .
Y lang le Dug-i
r-outs with our men on the French fron
same possible for the American veteran
underground rooms, refreshments were
idoor games were played and occasionall
? sometimes to put on a moving picture
9 IN SERVI
Says lt Will Take Time For Public To
Realize Value Of The Red Triangle
Service To American Fighters.
DeRoy R. Fonvilie.
New York, Feb. . '..-So unusual was
the service rendered by DeRoy R. Fon
vilie of Burlington, N. C., in his Y. M. j
! C. A. work overseas that Major Gen
eral Li. S. Upton bas written him a
persona! letter in appreciation of hin
Mr. Fcnville has returned to his
home after ten months service with
ibo Y. Mi C. ?. Ho was with the Fifth
i and Sixth Marines and Ninth and Twen
ty-third infantry at Chateau Thierry,
Soissons and St. Mihiel. It was while
he was in a trench waiting to serve
ibe Marines when they "pushed off."
thal a high explosive shell blew par
ticles of rock into his eye, blinding it.
The same shellfire killed James A.
Bircliby, a Y. M. C. A. secretary from
Pasadena, Cal., and wounded another
Red Triangle worker. Thomas W. Wil
but, Jr., of New Britain. Conn.
The letter of appreciation that was
sent to Mr. Fonvilie by General Upton
rep.d as follows: "I have observed your
work as Y. M. C. A. representative of
,' the Ninth infantry for some time and
wish.to convey to you'my appreciation
ol' the uncomplaining and soldier-like
manner in which you?have undergone
all without the glory that is attached
to the profession of arms. The work
which you have done had added great
ly to the contentment of the men and
thus to the efficiency of the com
"My experience gave me an apprec
iation of American men and what they
can go through," said Mr. Fonvilie.
"Our division was a shock unit. It
never went any way but forward. Our
division alone captured 12,000 prison
ers. Those men appreciated the Y.
M. C. A. and understood the difficul
ties it had to contend with in getting
supplies up to the front. I have no
complaint to make about losins the
sight of one eye. that is war, but it
bewilders me to have known what I
do of the work of the 'V in F'-ance
and then conic horn* io learn of the
criticisms being circulated here. I
believe that in duo time, the fu!i ap
preciation of the Y. M. C. A.'s work
for vickory will be general."
"hit ( Overseas
t in the bad old days before the
s to take their recreation out in the
served, and an opportunity waa
j some more athletic games such
show for the boys In their time off
io tmm I
Corporal Irvisg Abrahams of New
i'ork has just, returned from France.
Just because the Y. M. C. A. men
iverseas had gone out of their way
o treat him well, he took the trouble
;o make bis way to the Headquarters
Building of the National War Work
"ouncil, Y. M. C. A., New York City,
.:nd found some one on th? 9th floor at
Headquarters to tell how much he .ap
preciated the service of tte Red Trian
This ia just a part of what he said:
"I returned from France on tho
27th of January. Have been wounded
three times. Am feeling Ine, but the
first time when we landed over in
Franco in. A-n~u, i?17^ we'^^<u._.+j[,rt^
position up ort Chateau Thierry and""
.he Y. M. C. A. was right with us and
brought up on the filing line choco
late, cigarettes, and also pears, bis
?:\;A and done the best aid all he could
just to pienso the boys.
"And in August when wo drove the
Germans back he came up under
heavy shell tire and biough: us the
.ame chocolate, cigarettes, and if the
boys didn't have any money he would
sive it. to us just the same.
"And un on the Argoine Forest he
wont under heavy shell fire and
hrought up all the candy and choco
late, and alf?o spoke to the boys*to
send our money to OUT mothers and
which we did, and also he told us to
send our money home and he will do
all he can for us, and also the boys of
the Third Division is very well pleas
ed of the Y. M. C. A. and also thank
ihem ever so much; and also when
we got relieved from the Argonne
woods the Y. M. C. A. entertained us,
gave us a grand time, and we thank
the Y. M. C. A. with our full heart and
we shall never forget them.
"So I don't see why the fellows are
coming back from France and kicking
the Y. M. C. A., and I can speak to
anybody and ask ihem why they are
knocking the Y. M. C. k."
Rod Triangle Man Tells Of
Serving Ai Chateau TEiierry
The Y. M. C. A. has been criticized
because it was said that it had no one
at the fighting in the region of Cha
teau Thierry. Tho other day, Ernest
C. Bardwell, a New York man, came
back from France, broken in health
because of his strenuous work in that
Mr. Bardwell was one of a party of
V. M. C. A. men who entered Cha
teau Thierry vi?lage with supplies at
10 o'clock on the morning of July 22
and worked all day and far into the
night serving the boys who were l>eat
ing back the German counter-attacks.
The last German prisoners, he said,
were taken out of Chateau Thierry at
S:30 o'clock on the same morning.
THE Y. M. C. A. IN FAR EAST
The work of the Y. M C. A. in Mace
donia is rapidly extending over the
newly-opened areas, and in the present
state of flux heavy responsibilities de
volve upon C. W. Bates, the secretary
n charge at Sal?nica. ' Centres have
-eon opened in Serbia at Vranja,
iish, Monastir and other towns, and
n the capital city, Belgrade, the Y.
?. C. A. is now established in a good
milding. 'Percival "Whitley, son oi
hf? deputy speaker of the English
' u-e of Commons, is developing the
i-pcfation's worlt in Northern Bul
v.'hile on Turkish soil Mr. How
rd Bradley bas planted the Red
..r.r.gic in Constantinople itself.
Is your farm help
scarce and high?
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same size crop on
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