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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
FRENCH MAKING A TRENCH RAID IN THE SNOW 5 iPSftSsig&M I I REATEST SHIPYARD IN THE WORLD RISES FROM THE MARSHLAND The snowfall In Franco Iiuh boon unusually lioavy and the soldiers in the trendies nro experiencing, besides, tbo rigors of tlio weather, which In many cases are harder to hoar. Ah this photo shows, the Pollus nro not letting up on the Bodies, despite the snow and the cold. They are making a raid on the enemy trenches over tho snow-covered' flolda li the " "COMFORT SPOTS" AND "COZY CORNERS" FOR THE FIGHTERS : 1 rararasisranl' -i hid "Comfort spots" and "oozy comers" are tho by-words of the mnny church organizations working to make tho soldiers fighting on tho western front nioro coinfortahlo when they nre sent behind tho lines to rest up from their trench duties. Numerous tents with plenty of nice fuzzy blankets to warm up the troops, nnti wooden huts have been, set up, to get tho men hack Into shnpo and to make them fool at homo. These "comfy" spots nro sltunted not a grentj distance behind tho lines, hut they aro not within tho ran go of gunflro. DARING STUNT OF AMERICAN AVIATOR 1 V.VjO 5,' ?y5'M''9rWCMWliy :' mi"V-"-fr-rniWi-nriy.-rfrTrf il.l..rl,in,lfl.r r.-.w,.-.,!., ,., .liilm.nrirfiWrtirV.ni",""r V-4 DR. VAN DYKE A CHAPLAIN XUta ...... in ,.i ,,ar uMaior . iiiii.l.n u.r iut u nil- M .,i ii..!tl m ins i machine In midair. Such a font Is sometimes necessary In lighting to keep a crippled nlrplano level, nnd the American airmen practice this and all other daring deeds. I HE IS A GERMAN PRISONER OF WAR Phlllpp S. Page of Brookllne, Mass., with Kopf, n German Hud Cross dog captured lit Solssons. Kopf was trained to carry food nud drink to tho wounded Germans In No Man's Land and he beeamo u fnmlllnr flcuro to tho Tonus In tho front line trenches. In u recent surprise engagement on a German- trench Kopf wus found In his kennel nnd made prisoner. Mr. Pago, who bus been driving nn umbulunco on the western front for aomo time, brought Kopf ovor on his return to mis country. Dr. Henry Van Dyke, former United States minister to the Netherlands; and one of the most noted literary ilg-' ii res In tho country, Is now serving as; chaplain at tho Charlostown, Mass. navy ynrd. Dr. Van Dyke was np pointed by Secretary Daniels and lion-f orod with tliu rank of lieutenant coin j maiulor. Uo will visit all tho naval stations In the ICnst and hopes to ho assigned to a lighting ship. The noted author plans to deliver a short series! of sermons to tho boys nt the varlou stations. About Two Tons. Joseph Conrath makes nud repairs .. .... i . . ' vionns unu uiner musical I'lsirumcnis, rolntcs the Indlnnnpolls strews. Tho'. government had him on Its list as n manufacturer and sent him one of It.1 formal Inquiries as to how much coal ho uses annually. In tho proper plnco ho wrote down "About two tons." That Is really more than ho uses, but he dlsi liked to put down tho exact truth. UN manufacturing is uono by hand ami) though ho has to heat his two rooms In a Virginia nvenuo business block tho iloors. coalings aim walls absorb s much heat from rooms below, ubove; and back of him thut his fuel cost 1st nominal. The greatest shipyard In tho world Is in the course of construction nt Hog Islund, near Philadelphia, a 1,000-acro ract of marsh and brush. The great yard, which Is under the supervision of tho United States shipping board, will oon bo turning out three completed ships n week for Uncle Sam's emergency (loot. Fifty shlpwnys are In tho courso if construction. They will cover a inllo of the Delnware river front. Barracks have been built to bouse tho 30,000 lion who will he employed when tho plnnt Is in full operation. There nre also mess halls, Y. M. C. A. huts, a theater jind a post plllce. AERIAL VIEW OF DESTROYED GERMAN COMMUNICATION TRENCHES This photograph shows a view of destroyed German communication trenches after a successful bombardment by, the Belgian Infantry nnd artillery. This picture was made by a Belgian uerlal observer from a height tof several thousand feet. BUST OF ELIHU ROOT This bust statuo of Klfliu Root, con sidered n remarkable likeness of the Xormcr senator from New York, has been presented to tho Pan-American Union by n group of friends, headed by Charles II. Shorrlll of New York. It Is tho work of 0. S. Plepro. FRENCH GUNS OF LATEST TYPE That Tounh Feeling. What makes you feel so tough? Well, there Is no way of telling, nowa days. A dentist will r.ay It's your teeth; u stomach specialist will say It's your digestion; a Christian Scien tist will luy it to a defective mental attitude, un optometrist will And a euro In double lenses, nnd a nerve spe cialist will Invalidate you for three mouths. Do you smoke7 Kansas City Star. A Lovely Life. "Why do so many actresses prefer tho movies to the speaking stugo? It's tho money, I s'poso." "Not altogether. You know how nn nctress loves to be photographed." "Yes." "In tho movies It's one continuous rouud of bolng photographed." Newest type of French cannon mounted on Alsne used both against aircraft and for keeping tho enemy Ing tho cnnal. canal boats. They ar patrols from approach- The Oil-Burning Lamp. Great were the struggles of the pio neers In tho oil Industry many wero tho problems to bo solved. At first, tho most Important use to which tho oil was put was an Ulumlnnnt. The objection to It, however, wns thnt It was too dangerous nnd had too strong nn odor. This necessitated the devel opment of a suitable oil lamp, result ing In tho Invention of the lump globe which consumed the smoke and gases, giving a clear, bright, odorless light. This same oil lamp today Is serving eulclently tho millions of dwellers in tho smnller towns and on tho farms; who have not yet adopted gas or electricity. She Ought to Know. "Say, pop," queried Itobcrt, "are nil tho words In tho dictionary?". "No, not nil," replied the father. .They are making new ones every day." "Well, what is the newest one'" tinned tlu Imv "i uon't know. Ask eon- your mo' her."