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a 1 SULUVAN HELPS
Id OB HPT. 12
Former Technician in M. U.
Finds German Dugouts
Fitted Up In Style.
IS LOSTIN FRANCE
After Three Weeks in Hospi-
tal, Has Trouble Getting
Back to Division.
The following letter was received
from Daniel J. Sullivan, former tech
nician in the department of zoology
at the University, now in France, by
Eugene F. Reuther.
"Perhaps I 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 1988. You can
judge from the letter you received
from your 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
ing you what I can of my experience
in France and in the war.
"About two weeks after I got to
France I took sick very suddenly and
was taken 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 State!
truck that tipped over, and running
with a machine gun barrage, I finally
got caught up with own outfit and,
believe me, 1 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
expected 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
went 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
trenches gave me the impression that
thor.s 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
every 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 see him. My kid
brother is on another section, so you
in by about fifty feet, and Thursday
the real stuff. Last' Sunday they
missed hitting an ambulance I was
take a trip up close and get near to
"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 sample of the gas; but let
ffle say right here, that we gave them
many times more than they ever sent
over to us."
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THE EVEXIXQ MISS0URIA', MOSD AY, X0TE3TBER 11, 191S.
CAMBRAI PIANOS TINKLE
TO ALLIED TIMES AGAIN
By QEORGE T. BYE
AMERICAN PRESS HEADQUAR
TERS. BRITISH FRONT (By Mall)
The fall or Cambral 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 recorery of
the city, which has been a most im
portant buttress of enemy strength In
Prance since August, 1914, was by
Tommies and correspondents of
French, British and American papers.
Pianos moved out of houses by Royal
Engineers searching for explosive
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 or 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 house for mines
and possible trigger connections with
dishes, chairs, helmets, pictures and
piano keys. Doors were chalked with
"0. K. Safe Block, Co. R, E." or
"Suspicious, Keep Out, Co. It E."
down every 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
and Scottish regiments marching, al
most highstepping, past the environs
of Cambral 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 Rlfles.'the
first British force to enter the city, a
fact which they had chalked on build-1
ings as tney intrepidly tougnt tneir
way forward. Their insisting histo
rians had also chalked on walls out
side the city a time-table of their ad
vance, adding impetuously at 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
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
rulings," Mr. Crcssley said. "We have
a tremendous task yet before us, and
the slightest demoralization nr ton.
I Aannv IftlfDrifo InafflntAnnn t. L . f
ous governmental organizations will
confuse and delay the government in
its preparation ror 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."
Private Harry Viner, who played
football, track and basketball here
In '16 and '17 and whose address now
is B. H. No. 28, A. P. O. 753, 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 ror
that day at least. You know where
my heart will be. Best to all the
Capt. C. H. (Tourney) Slusher, a
former football, basketball and base
ball player here, whose address Is 5th,
Co. , 4th. Bn. I. O. T. S., Camp Pike,
"Strange how things happen. The
only time I ever say a camp before
I came here was last spring when the
ball team went to Funston, and then
Jud Urie, King Dippold and I to
gether made a tour or the camp. The
second time I went to camp the same
two gentlemen were or the party, too.
as I round 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 round In the same bed, I
dare say, ir we were not afraid or
getting caught. About rorty Missouri
boys are here, but too busy to get
together. If the boys across the way
don'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.
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Nebraska May Lose
Ernest Hubka, fullback on the Uni
versity of Nebraska football eleven
during the season of 1917 and mem
ber o the squad this rail, 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 university and hoped to qualify
for a chance at a commission but the
rules are such that no man or mili
tary age may be Inducted into the
S. A. T. C. ir he is listed as an A-l
man in the draft.
LIGHTLESS SIGHTS END
Order Prohibiting Display Lights lips
The first modification of the govern
ment fuel restrictions in anticipation
of an early peace came Saturday
when Wallace Crossley, state fuel ad
ministrator, announced at Jefferson
City the suspension or the Ilghtless
night order and out-of-door illumina
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
yesterday afternoon to Klrksville
where she is attending school.
Miss Eunice Remley of 409 Mat
thews street left yesterday ror Han
nibal where she teaches In the pub
Mrs. S. D. Foster went to Bowling
Green today to isit her mother. Mrs
B. T. Maupin.
George and Aline Shope or Nor
borne. who have been here visiting
their mother, Mrs. C. F. Shope, re
turned home today.
IW. 1.. C. Rock, a member or the
S. A. T. C, went to Kansas City today
Tor a short furlough.
H. C. Halley. who has been hero
during the Illness or his son, T. P.
Halley, 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
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On November 17, 1918, an important change of time
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