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YANKEES TELL FIBS TO GET IN BATTLE
LBy C. 0. Lyon
Rixvlal Staff DKpiUrh.
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY
IN FKAM'K, June 10. —A flne
featnrr.i, delicate-looking lad of.
hardly IS was leaning wearily
against the front of a building in
a Httlo French village, waiting.
along with the rest of his battal
ion, tor the word to advance Into
the fir*t line American trenffhes.
The village was jus', three miles
behind tho lines and all day the
Toads l'Miling to It from the south
and west had been choked with
American soldiers, American sup
ply trains. American machine guns
and American motors
The troops for one particular
part of the line were to assemble
In the village and then ko to their
trpnch positions under cover of
This 18-year-old boy, leaning
aralnut the building, attracted niv
attention, because he looked ko
much out of place. Ho lacked
that hardy, rough and ready phy
sique that was characteristic of
his fellow soldiers.
.liiHt Out of i •..■<!
"Bo>," I said to him. "you don't
look vt-ry well. What's the mat
ter with you—sick or scared?"
H.. pulled himself together In
an instant, looked me squarely in
tho eye and replied:
"No, I'm not scared. But I just
got out of the hospital four days
ago, and I haven't got my strength
back yet. When we were up in
the trenches the first time for
training one of those boches put
* bul!«>t thru my side, and it sort
Of took the pep out of me."
"Tliei what are you doing here
low?" [ pursued. "Why didn't
you stay in the hospital until you
were fully recovered?"
"And miss all this? Why, this
It the greatest honor that can
come to a soldier—to to In the
first regiment to be sent Into the
line. (ien. Pershlng must have
thot we were the best he had, or
he wouldn't have picked ua, would
I 1.-.1 to Get Into I i -1.l
"I lied to 'em at tiM hospPal. I
told 'em I was ready for duty
«gain. and they let me out. Say.
this will be Bomethlne for me to
talk about the rest of my life if
I rome thru all right!"
This boy, better than any of
scores of others with whom I
Ulked that day, expressed the
Klilrit of the American troops as
they waited for the word actually
to go Into battle!
He got out of a sick bed and
ahouldered his gun, because he
felt his commander in chief had
honored him by Rending him In
FIRST and he didn't want to miss
the i •■ mcc!
\'o More Jowl ring.
An old sergeaint—2o years 1n
the regular army—also gave me
a clear insight Into the morale of
our troops that day.
"These fellows know exactly
what they are going up against."
■he said. "When we were back in
the training camps there was a
lot of horse-play and joshing, hut
you don't see any of that going
on around here today, do you?
"These boys realize that It is up
to them to demonstrate that an
American can be as good a sol
dier, if not better, than either a
IJrlti.-hi-r or a Frenchman, and the
liOrd knows both of them ;tire
wonders. Every one of us has a
sneakin' idea that we are smarter
than a German, and that we're
going to put one over on him
when we get accustomed to our
surroundings at the front."
Early In the afternoon a Ger
man balloon took a position, not
(ar beyond the German lines, and
when French airplanes went up to
puncture it a thrilling air battle
The i.illoon came down quirkly
to eßoaiin being destroyed, but the
machine gun potting of the op
posing airplanes could l>e heard
lon* after rapidly drifting clouds
bad hidden them from view.
VV nil- of Hniprr.
All afternoon French trucks
and wagons kept coming bank
from the front lines, moving
French supplies and equipment,
perparatory for the entrance of
At one time, an ambulance
stopped In the village and a
Wench pollu with a freshly
ftandaged arm stepped out. He
asked the American 'boys for a
cigaret, and at least 10 packages
were shoved at him. He became
the center of an taterestlng group.
"A sniper got me," he said.
"He must have been hiding some
where In No Man's Land. Look
out for that fellow. He hit an
other of our men yesterday."
Shortly after 4 o'clock, the
order was given to get ready, and
•t 4:30 the march to the trenches
They went ia squads of eight
•t a time, witii CO yards separat
ing each squad. Very little talk
ing, no singing, nolevity, every
body deeply serious.
I inarched out with the first
•quad for some distance. Then I
■topped and waited for the rest
to pass by.
The old sergeant passed, at the
fcead of a equad. '
"So long, Lyon," he railed out
DOINGS OF THE DUFF
IN SERIOUS REVOLT
(United Press Leased Wire.)
LONDON, June 10.—A serious revolt has broken
out among the Austrian troops concentrated on the
east front, according to an undated dispatch from
Kieff, received through Moscow today.
(Special tv The Times.)
SAN FRANCISCO, June '.. —
If the Teuton shows an imper
vious mailed breast to the allies
in the west, he tas an Achilles'
heel Illn the southeast, and it is
here that America should strike,
say members of the Juugoslav Na
tional Council, now touring the I.'.
S. iv the interests of the pro
posed new state along the shores
of the Adriatic.
The road to Borlin, the Jugo
slavs declare, is not by pounding
ou the iron front door via the
Rhine, but by unlocking the tot
tering back-door via the Danube.
America, the Jugoslav delega
tion hopes, will see the possibili
ty of this route and will lend
moral and material support to the
contemplated Southern Slav state.
Fortified almost inipreKiiably
>>n the west and opposing the
allios with unified Prussian man
power, the Germans may make a
prolonged and costly resistance.
Itut in A ustro-H Unitarian terri
tory, Uiere is widespread discon
tent among oppressed peoples of
anti-Teuton origin, say the Jugo
Incipient revolt in making the
tenure of the Hapsburgs daily
more insecure, and it would be a
«i,ni|>iii aiivclj etuty task to fan the
scattered sparks of mutiny into a
r"nriagratioa tluu would sweep
lustra llmiKJtiy into the interna
This is the message brot to the
U. S. AIRMEN FALL TO DEATH
(United Press Leaned Wire.)
BUFFALO, June 10. —A Bristol airplane, piloted by Phil Rader
of San FrauoLseo, accompanied by Robert Connor of Los Angeles, as
■kMrvef, fell about 500 feet at th« Curtlss tftst field here tuto after
noon. Both men were Instantly killed.
As the machine struck the ground, It burst into flames, caused
l>y the gasoline tank exploding.
U. S. HAS SECRET SUB KILLER
(United Press Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, June 10.—New secret methods of oper
ating against the German coastal U-boat raid«rs were understood to
i'« in effect today.
DRAFT OBJECTORS GIVEN 25 YEARS
(United Press Leased Wire.)
SAN ANTONIO, June 10.—Forty-five drafted men, tried by
general courtmartial here for refusing to wear the nnlform of the
army, because they claimed to be "conscientious objectors," were
sentenced to lite Imprisonment, it was announced here today. The
commanding offirer In each Instance reduced the sentence to 26
"See you again, tome time, I hope.
If I don't, just tell the foUu back
In Terre 'Haute that yon saw me."
A boy from Columbus, Ohio,
held out a letter to ma. "It's to
my mother. Will yon mall It for
Finally, the 11-year-old lad
went by — head erect, hU stop
firm and determined, his eyea to
"Take care of yourself, boy," I
United States by tho delegation,
one of whose spokesmen Is Dr. H.
Hinkovic, former member of the
Croation parliament and, after
being exiled for political offenses
against the Austrian oppressors,
now a member of the Jugoslav
commit'ee of London.
"The only way to win this
war," sm>n he "is to bring
ahout the disruption of Ana
"Austria is crumbling to a
fall. Thiii is certain. Why
not, then, take advantage of
the predimament of the weak
er of the allied adversaries?
"It is not generally appreciated
how hopelessly at variance are Urn
una»similated nationalties in-'
eluded in Aiistro-Hungary. Of U>«|
02,000,000 people governed In
that empire, 20,000,100 are Mag
yars and Germans. The other 32.
--000,00 overwhelming ma
jority — are chafing under the
yoke—not only that of the Haps
burgn, but, we all now know, that
of the Prussians.
"All the district practically
from the River Drave southward
to Albania, Greece and Bulgaria,
hates the domination of the Aus
trian Germans and the Magyars.
Abhor Hun Rulo
"In the proposed new state of
the Jugoslavs (Southern Slavs),
we are Including all the countries
inhabited by the Slovenes, Croats,
and Serbs, as well of Austria-Hun
gary as of Serbia and Montenegro.
"These people have one common
nationality, one tongue and one
flung at him.
He said not a word, but**!*
hand went to his cap and he gave
me the finest military salute I'd
seen In many a month.
This la toe wejr the American
boys so Into the tranches.
Kvery <W»y TMom«« beet real
tulmXe offer* will ta» fouad ia Tlm
Tnasday, June 11, 1918.-THE TACOMA TIMgS— Pigt Two.
Cool and Cloudy With Variable Winds.
Evon a Two-Cylinder Cop Can Give Benny the Dust.
closely-knit territory —to say
nothing of the one common ab
horrence of Teuton rule, and —
what is even greater— O ne over
mastering desire for indepen
dence of national life.
"When the match i.s touched to
the magazine, the whole structure
will go, and Jugoslav under Aus
trian colors will desert to join
You have heard—you couldn't be in the same township and miss him- -the jazz "artist."
He maltreats a pair of cymbals; a bass drum, a tango banjo and a mouth organ all at the
But you wouldn't want to make a steady musical diet of this sort of hash would you?
When you desire music you attend concerts where artists that do but one thing appear.
A lifetime of work, plus genius, gives us PaderewskL
Caruso stirs the hearts of tens of thousands, because he has spent a world of time and
and thought and energy on his work.
It is a rare musical genius that can master one branch of music; there never was one
that was a master of two.
But in dentistry we find jazz dentists who try to do everything and who, in the nature
of things, can do nothing well.
There are six branches of dentistry. No man can maintain the high skill he should
without specializing in one of these.
Myself and my associates do the work that we are adept in.
There is no place in the Painless Parker organization for the jazz handyman.
Expert service, the best of materials, a volume of work that makes reasonable prices
These are tne corner stones on which has been built the largest dental practice in the
Last year the teeth of more than 100,000 patrons were repaired by the Painless Parfcer
This was the greatest tribute, after 26 years of concientious work, ever paid to busi
ness efficiency in this line.
Nineteen Painless Parker offices in the United States.
Tacoma Office, 1019 Pacific Avenue. *
\OTF« Thi* is the fourth of a series of articles by Dr. Painless Parker. The fifth
I*v * ■-*• will appear in The Times next Tuesday. Watch for the $100.00 Idea.
hands with his Jugoslav brother,
fighting for his country's inde
pendence against the Hun.
"This 1m known to the Aus
trian n«-iii-rai command. Make
no mis,.ii,i- ah.>ui that. Time
and again, the hoi il has gone
out iliat a in-ii Austrian of
fensive mum to he launched
against Italy, and, each time.
THE JAZZ DENTIST
By DR. PAINLESS PARKER
the plan has Inch abandoned.
The rebellious troops raunot
>m> dopondod iiikjii.
"It i« the same itith the nnvy.
The Austrian ships in the Adriatic
are Mutinied by Jugoslavs, bat of
ficered by Germans. There have
been a suc.cea.slon of mutinies;
there will be more. The day w ln-ii
American warships make a raid,
there will be a revolt In the Aus
trian navy iliat will spell final dis
"The spirit of the civilian pop
ulations is unmistakable. In the
centers of Prague, Zagreb and
Pola, the people have marched
the streets openly cheering the
United States and President Wil
A new custom was inaugurat
ed at the Wright shipyards Mon
day evening when little Miss
Wilm Wright, the daughter of
the shipyard owners, christened
the new ship Kyota with an
American flag, and not with the
traditional bottle of champagne.
The boat, beautifully painted
and decorated with the flags of
the allied nations, was launched
Just at high tide in Puget Sound.
The Eyota, 90 per cent com
pleted, was the boat nearest to
completion of any so far launch
ed here et Tacoma, everything
being practically finished with
the exception of a few ventilators;
a smoke stack and a couple of
R. J. Sullivan, 42, a carpenter,
who until May was with the Mo
tor Shipbuilding Co. at Aberdeen,
has disappeared, leaving two
weeks' pay behind him. With an
other worker, Win. Papincau, he
went to work for the shipbuild
After working steadily for two
weeks, he dropped out of fcight.
His partner, Papincau, left his
Job two weeks later and said he
was coming to Tacoma to work
in the shipyards. He muy be
able to throw some light on Sul
livan's whereabouts, police be
lieve, while Sullivan's uncle, Dan
Sullivan, at the Grand hotel, Is
also anxious to locate his nephew.
CARRY A NUMBER
(I nitr,i rr.», I.eaard Wlrr.)
WASHINGTON, D. 0., June 11.
—.All motorboats will hereafter
bear a license number, according
to announcement of the depart
ment of commerce today. The li
cense affects about 300,000 small