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. J. SULLIVAN HELPS
1 JOB OF SEPT. 12
Former Technician in M. U.
Finds German Dugouts
Fitted Up In Style.
LOST IN FRANCE
fter Three Weeks in Hospi-
tal, Has Trouble Getting
Back to Division.
The follow ins letter was received
from Daniel J. Sullivan, former tech
nician in the department of zoology
at the University, now in France, by
Eugene F. Heuther.
Terhaps 1 have lost your friend
ship by not writing to you but I hope
not, for I really want to see you
When the France special pulls into
little Columbia in 19S8. You can
judge from the letter you received
from our brother how much time
a soldier, who is in the lein of action,
has to spend on writing.
"Today is Sunday, but still no dif
ferent from other days on the battle
field. A little let up in the labora
tory work today gives me an oppor
tunity .to write you a few lines tell-
. nt, ,,-ltot I rin tf inr irriniiiinrA
J,'" in France and in the war.
France I took sick very suddenly and
was tal.en to a base hospital, where
I was kept for three weeks. When
I got out of the hospital and started
for duty things got tangled up some
where along the line and I was lost
in France for about three weeks. Well
after visiting Paris, getting into the
Marines, transferred to another divi
sion, thrown out of a United States
truck that tipped over, and running
with a machine gun barrage, I finally
got caught up with own outfit and,
btlieve me. I was happy to see my
commanding officer. When I saw him
I Knew I was home at last.
"I found them just where you
would expect to find a Western bunch,
right up close to the music of the big
guns, and our boys were soon to
prove that they knew how to fight.
I shall never forget the morning of
September 12 at 10 o'clock. We all
eipected it and our nerves were all
strung awaiting for the terrible roar
that was to shake all France. When
it did start it was no side show but
a real honest-to-goodness big tent
show. As you have seen by now, our
boys found the job one of the easiest
they ever tackled. Those Huns do
not stand up before the men in O. D.
"We moved up as fast as we could
on the heels of the doughboys, and I
vent through the trenches that the
Huns had lived comfortably in for
four years. The dugouts were fixed up
in great style, and everything in the
trendies gave me the impression that
those fellows thought they were nev
er going to be disturbed. They got
the greatest surprise of their lives
this time, and if you could have seen
the way they left their meals and
half filled beer glasses, you too would
say they beat it.
"I found many things of interest all
through the section so recently occu
pied by the Huns. In my dugout I
found a Hun. but as he was dead, I
do not get a Croix-de-guere. I re
ported my find to the chaplain, who
was at the edge of the woods, and he
sent his men up to get the Hun and
bury him with the others. They give
ever' one of them as decent a burial
as is permitted on the battle field.
"Your brother is not close to where
I am. he is in another section. I can
not get a chance to sec him. My kid
brother is on another section, so you
in by about fifty feet, and Thursday
the real stuff. Last Silnday they
missed hitting an ambulance I was
take a trip up close and get near tc
"Once in every three or four days 1
see I am out of luck all around.
I went up with my company and got
gassed with that sneezing gas and
could not eat my supper. That night
the Huns threw over some big ones
and the next morning they gave us
another samnli nf hn irns: hilt let
V me say right here, that we gave them
many times more than they ever sent
over to us "
THE ETEXIXC 3IISS0URIA MOXD AY. NOVEMBER 11, 1918.
CAMBRAI PIANOS TINKLE
TO ALLIED TIMES AGAIN
By GEORGE T. BYE
AMERICAN PRESS HEADQUAR
TERS. BRITISH FRONT (By Mall)
The fall of Cambrai was celebrated
in that "Little Paris" today by proxy.
The inhabitants had all been evacu
ated a month ago, leaving only a
priest who managed to linger and bear
witness of German pillage and de
struction. The celebration of the recovery of
the city, which has been a most im
portant buttress of enemy strength in
France since August, 1914, was by
Tommies and correspondents of
French, British and American papers.
Piancs moved out of houses by Kpyal
Engineers searching for exploshe
traps tinkled all over town. A French
correspondent played "God Save the
King" on a tiny German piano in the
center of the Grand Place. A block
away in the Place Fenelon a British
officer returned the compliment by
playing the "Marseillaise" and Bri
tishers around him sang the words
There was no German firing on the
city during the day but we encoun
tered a feeble amount of shrapnel in
the outskirts. Fires which the enemy
started had gutted choice parts of the
center of the city, but these were
quickly confined by the British engi
neers. Speaking generally, Cambrai is by
far the least damaged of any of the
large cities recovered from the Ger
mans, indicating either that they fear
retribution or are running short of
The extensive use of caves and tun-
nels, all interconnected, which the
Germans had dug under parts of the
city are still quite intact but have
not yet been thoroughly explored.
The engineers had before noon to
day inspected every hjuse for mines
and possible trigger connections with
dishes, chairs, helmets, pictures and
piano keys. Doors were chalked with
"O. K. Safe Block, Co. R. E." or
"Suspicious, Keep Out, Co. R. B."
down every1 street that we sauntered.
The discovery of two miles of high
trenched entrance to the city. Strewn
just outside the city along the Canal
Del Escaut had sharpened their alert
ness. Two Tommies pulled a bell rope of
a church near a thickly wired and en
explosive tank and transport traps
about below them along the road and
in the fields were the twisted bodies
of many Germans who were being at
tended to by burying parties.
A further gala note was given by
the bands and pipes of trim English i
and Scottish regiments marching, al
most highstepping. past the environs
of Cambrai and into the battle. After
long refreshing rests they strung out
along the roads for miles.
Mention should not be denied of the
Fifteenth Platoon of the Fifth Com
pany of Canadian Mounted Rifles, the
first British force to enter the city, a
fact which they had chalked on build
ings as they intrepidly fought their
way forward. Their insisting histo
rians had also chalked on walls out
side the city a time-table of their ad
vance, adding impetuously nt one place
"A fact beyond dispute."
Red Cross authorities, provided that
organization would assume the $4,000
guarantee to Northwestern and trans
portation expenses of the Nebraska
team, has been abandoned because of
the refusal of the Red Cross to deal
with the Northwestern management
on any financial basis other than a
guarantee of traveling expenses.
Following this action of the Red
Cross, Prof. R. D. Scott director of
athletics at Nebraska, wrote the
Northwestern authorities suggesting
that the 4,000 guarantee for a game
in Lincoln be cut In half. According
to Professor Scott, the game may be
cancelled, if the Evanston school does
not agree to those terms, as the War
Department has now practically tak
en hold of the game and has put a
ban on expensive trips and big finan
Private Harry Viner, who played
football, track and basketball here
in "16 and '17 and whoso address now
is B. H. No. 2S. A. P. O. 733. wrote
the following letter to Coach H. F.
"Leaving the station in Paris I ran
into Doctor Gibson, who sure has
been over here for some time. Well,
Coach, about the time you get this
the boys will be lining up against the
Jayhawkers wish I could be there for
that day at least. You know where
my heart will be. Best to all the
Capt. C. H. (Tourney) Slusher, a j
former football, basketball and base-'
ball, player here, whose address is 5th, I
J Co. . 4th. Bn. I. O. T. S.. Camp Pike.
"Strange how things happen. The
only time I eer say a camp before
I camp here was last spring when the
ball team went to Funston, and then
Jud Urie, King iDippold and I to
gether made a tour of the camp. The
second time I went to camp the same
two gentlemen were of the party, too.
as I found on arriving here. Not only
in the same company, the same bunk
room, but we are even in the same
squad. In fact these cold nights we
might be found in the same bed, I
dare say, if we were not afraid of
getting caught. About forty Missouri
boys are here, but too busy to get
together. If the boys across the way
den't let up soon I'm afraid Jud, Dip
and I won't get in even on the shout
ing. Surprised that I am a benedict?
Well for the past year I had been
kept busy explaining that I was not
married. Hated to keep people dis
appointed too long. "Gibby" just
came in. He, Jud and Dip say "how
dy" to their friends.
i-lirus1ia May I.oe
Ernest Hubka. fullback on the Uni
versity of Nebraska football elevec
during the season of 1917 and mem
ber of: the squad this fall, probably
soon will be lost to the Cornhusker
team. Hubka has been claimed by
the draft and may go Into the army
with a November call, as a result of
being placed in Class 1-A by his lo
He was anxious to enlist in the Stu
dents Army Training Corps unit at
the university1 and hoped to qualify
for a chance at a commission but the
rules are such that no man of mili
tary age may be inducted Into the
S. A. T. C. if he is listed as an A-l
man in the draft.
removed now because the Fuel Ad
ministration "feel they are no longer
necessary, and It Is the desire of the
state Fuel Administration to be as
liberal as possible," the official an
"It will be necessary, however, for
some time to come, to maintain the or
ganization and to enforce all previous
ruling3," Mr. Crcssley"Sa:d. "We have
a tremendous task yet before us, and
the slightest demoralization or ten
dency towards inefficiency In the vari
ous governmental organizations will
confuse and delay the government In
its preparation for peace and in its
constructive program following the
war. Conservation and efficiency in
fuel consumption are absolutely nec
essary now as before, especially with
winter upon us."
yesterday afternoon to Klrksvllle
where she Is attending school.
Miss Eunice Remley of 409 Mat
thews street left yesterday for Han
nibal where she teaches in the pub
lic schools. J
Mrs. S. D Foster went to Bowling
Green today to visit her mother. Mrs
B. T. Maupln.
George and Aline Shope of Nor
borne. who have been here visiting!
their mother, Mrs. C. F. Shope, re-1
turned home today. '
iW. K C. Rock, a member of the
S. A. T. C. went to Kansas City today
for a short furlough.
H. C. Halley, who has been here
during the illness or his son, T. P.
lftilley, a member of the S. A. T. C
returned today to his home In Aux
L. L. Allen, a student in the Uni
versity, left today for a short visit
to his home in Grove, Okla.
Miss Thelma Griffith, who has been
visiting her mother, Mrs. D. E. Grif
fith, 703 South Fifth street, returned
These famous pen
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by vliich ull other
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215 Fifth Avenue, N. Y.
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The proposed transfer of the Nebraska-Northwestern
dated for November 23, from Lincoln
to Omaha, where it was offered to the
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Reaches the Farmer
Half a Cent a Word a Day
Tni, rah in ailvanrr. The amounts In
volvetl tn want ails are too email to be
charted When melted over the phone
It Is with the understanding tlm the
I'N nil) be paid lor at on re.
l"OI KENT five roiini bungalow. New
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tfrtlving -e.-i.iltlp. Lllieral commission.
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We have remuneritlve positions for
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j'lanl. x advance fee Central Educa-
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We invite your attention, Mr.
Columbia Merchant, to the
advantages of the Herald
Statesman as a medium or
advertising to the farm trade
of Boone and surrounding
You want this trade and v:ish
to keep it at home.
The Herald-Statesman, the
oldest Columbia paper, has a
clientele of the most solid citi
zenship of the surrounding
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tion covers 10 Columbia
routes, 3 Hallsville, 2 Harts
burg, and one each McUaine
Columbia Her aid-Statesman
LIGHTLESS NIGHTS END
Order Prohibiting Display Lights Has
The first modification of the govern
ment fuel restrictions In anticipation
of an early peace came Saturday
when Wallace Crossley, state fuel ad-1
ministrator. announced at Jefferson
City the suspension of the lightless
night order and out-of-door illumina- j
tion. The new order, which becomes
effective tomorrow, applies to all ci
ties in the state.
Mr. Crossley made It plain, however,
that fuel conservation must be con
tinued. The lighting restrictions are
United States Railroad Administration
W. (J. McAdoo, Direct or General of Kailroads.
Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad
Time Table Changes
On November 17, 118, an important change of time
will take place, particulars to be announced later.
Ice Boxes on Wheels
Refrigerator cars for carrying meat are ice boxes
traveling on wheels.
Most people in America would have to go without
fresh meat, or would have to pay more for what they
could get, if it were not for these traveling ice boxes.
Gustavus F. Swift, the first Swift in the packing industry, saw
the need of these traveling ice boxes before others.
He asked the railroads to build them. The railroads refused.
They were equipped, and preferred to haul cattle rather than
So Gustavus F. Swift had to make the cars himself. The first
one was a box car rigged up to hold ice. Now there are 7,000 Swift
refrigerator cars. Each one is as fine an ice box as you have
in your home.
Day and night, fair weather and foul, through heat and cold,
these 7,000 cars go rolling up and down the country, keeping meat
just right on its way to you.
Thus another phase of Swift & Company's activities has grown
to meet a need no one else could or would supply, in a way that
matched Swift & Company ideas of being useful.
When you see one of these Swift & Company care in a train,
or on a siding, you will be reminded of what is being done for you
as the fruit of experience and a desire to serve.
Lend the Way
Buy Liberty Bonds
Swift & Company,
U. S. A.
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