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THIS PAPER issued in
Two Sections. Section
One—Pages 1 to 8.
VOL. 52
ADDRESS LETTERS
AND PACKAGES
Relatives and Friends Should Know
How to Address Mail to the Boys
at Camp Dodge.
SECOND DRAFT IS NEXT SPRING
Opinion of Army Officers—Every
Available Camp Now Filled—
May Amend the Law.
It will only be a few weeks before
Crawford county's quo« a of 123 men
to the national army will be in train
ing at Camp Dodge, located at Des
Moines, and with the time drawing
near fond parents, sisters and sweet
hearts are wondering how to address
letters and packages to the man In
camp. Of course it will be some task
to handle the mail for 45,000 men
who will be located at Camp Dodge
without unnecessary delay and in
order to accomplish the task instruc
tions have been isssued by the Des
Moines postofllce.
The instructions given out are as
follows:
"All men selected for service in
this state who are ordered to report
at Cainp Dodge cantonment Des
Moines, la., should observe the fol
lowing regarding their mail:
"If you know in advance the com
pany and regiment you are assigned
to, you should inform all interested
to address your mail as per this sam
pie:
"Private John Jones,
"A Company, First. Infantry,
"Camp Dodge, la.
"If you do not know in advance to
what company and regiment you will
be assigned, have your mail addressed
as per this sample:
"Private John Jones,
"Of Minnesota,
Camp Dodge, la.
"Those from Iowa, Illinois or North
Dakota insert their state instead of
Minnesota.
"When all troops are organized the
mail will be distributed direct to his
company and regiment. Until then
the mail will be separated into the
SS states the men are from and delivered
,,ift state
sectl°n."
Cr*wford county men who are snb
iect-to draft aiid whose numbers were
'mi in the first four hundred
be interested to know that there
will be no second draft for the nat
ional army before nest spring. This
is the opinion of army officers and
was made public last week.
Every available camp site will be
crowded by the G87.000 men called in
the first draft, and training and trans
portation facilities, they believe, will
not permit of the army using any ad
ditional force of men within the next
six months.
Gen. Crowder said the subject of
a secand draft had never been taken
up at any conference at which he
t. had been present. Gen. Cowder is
understood to be repairing a com
plete report on the draft and making
recommendations for possible future
drafts.
May Amend Law..
The general belief, moreover, that
the shortcomings of the first draft,
which cannot be ascertained entirely
until after the mobilization and the
first period of training, may make
it necessary to amend the selective
draft law before another call is or
dered.
A iv re pa at on or
zation of the first increment of the
national army recruits on September
5th began today with the receipt by
tho quartermaster general's c^rps of
the meal tickets to be furinshed the
men enroute to their camps. Each
ticket is made out in triplicate form
nnd provides for meals not to ex
ceed 60 cents apiece in value. The
local boards will issue these tickets.
Vouchers Good as Cash.
Once
men are on tlj0
trains, the
new soldiers' railroad fares and meal
tickets will be turned over to a lead
er selected by each local board. The
railroad officials will provide places
where the men can cat
or e,se
tur"
nish them lunch boxes.
The public is warned that the
vouchers that the leaders will turn
over for meals must be accepted when
properly endorsed and are as*good
as cash when turned over to the near
est army quartermaster, wtiose loca
tion will be stamped on each ticket.
The war department issued orders
today aimed toward
cconomy
Mdrich chas curator
Historical dept
PORTZ'S RESIGNATION ACCEPTED
Duties As County Auditor Required
Much of His Time—:E., T. Coch
ran to Fill the Vacancy.«
Auditor P. J. Portz is no longer clerk
of the Crawford county exemption
board. His resignation was accepted
on Thursday, August 23d, by Gov. W.
H. Harding and on last Friday, Mr.
Portz received a letter from the gov
ernor advising him of the fact.
Mr. E. T. Cochran has been appoint
ed clerk of the board by Governor
Harding and has already commenced
his duties. Mr. Cochran is well fitted
for this work, having a wide acquaint
ance over the county.
Mr. Portz tendered his resignation
to the governor about two weeks ago.
His duties as county auditor required
so much of his time that it was simply
out of the question for him to devote
as much time to the exemption board
as was necessary. Work in the aud
itor's office has been piling up for the
past four weeks. Mr. Portz will rend
er assistance to the exemption board
whenever called upon.
Responding to the movement for
use of dried foods,' many men about
now are ordering a case of extra dry.
GRADING CAMP
HELD UP, ROBBED
Automobile Bandits Descend Upon the
Camp of Laborers Employed on
Road Near Charter Oak.
BANDITS RIDE IN A JITNEY
Last Seen Going at Rapid Rate at
Missouri Valley—Country Being
Searched for Robbers.
Five men, heavily armed and equip
ped with a jitney automobile, de
scended upon a grading camp at Char
ter Oak early Sunday morning, ter
rorized a score of laborers and then
escaped with considerable cash.
The automobile carrying the band
its tore through Missouri Valley at 2
o'clock in the morning, headed •qwnrd
Council Bluffs. The police in Council
Bluffs kept watch but saw nothing of
the robbers.
Laborers «t the camp were
keeping
in their biinlt?. it 1s said, when the
bandits drove up. Shots were fired to
intimidate the victims and each man
and his bunk was systematically
searched for loot. Several of the grad
ers lost tidy sums that they had saved.
The surpri se was'complete and no re
sistance was offered.
The country surrounding was
searched, but no trace was found of
the baiuHts.
U-BOAT WEEKLY TOLL.
Statement by British Admiralty Shows
Loses Which Were Caused
During Last Period.
LONDON, Aug. 22—The number of
British merchantment sunk by sub
marines or mines in the last week was
slightly larger than the previous week
when a considerable falling off was
noted. Fifteen vessels of more t'.ian
1.C00 tons were sunk and three vos
sels of less than l.Cftrt tons, in addi
tion to two fishing vessels. The rec
ord since the unrestricted warfare
began follows:
in
clothing allowances and quartermas
ters are instructed to (ill requisitions
only for necessities. This will discon
tinue the former practice of giving
soldiers upon enlistment an extra al
lowance of $3.05 in clothing.
No Roosevelt Army'
The national army men when they
arrive in camp, will be examined by
army surgeons and will then be im
mediately provided with uniforms.
A report that Col. Roosevelt was
to lepd 100,000 men to Russia was
discredited by army officials today.
They pointed out that there wcre
available neither the transports nor
training camp facilities for such a
large force. If the troops are sent
to Russia, it was said, they will prob
ably be a small force of trained men
calculated to instill confidence in the
Russians.
Mr. and Mrs. William Fraser and
children and Mifs Dorothy Gray, of
toreq* to Denison Sunday
Hdfrard Gray before he
in£, N. M., on Monday,
siting this week at the
bom
Over Under Small
1.C00 1,600 er
tons. tons. craft.
First 14 9 3
Second 13 4 3
Third ...16 S 21
Fourth 10 7 10
Fifth 18 13 6
Sixth 17 2 6
Seventh 19 12
Eighth 40 If. 9
Ninth ."..38 13 8
Tenth 24 22 16
Eleventh 18 5 3
Twelfth 18 5 3
Thirteenth 18 1 2
Fourteenth .. .. 15 3 5
Fifteenth 22 lit 6
Sixteenth 27 -5 0
Seventeenth .. .21 7 0
Eighteenth 15 5 11
Nineteenth 14 3 7
Twentieth 14 4 8
Twenty-first 21 3 1
Twenty-second ..
18 3 0
Twenty-third ...21 2 0
Twenty-fourth ..14 2 3
Twenty-fifth" 15 3 2
Totals 489
Grand total
167 145
...801
HELD FOR MURDER.
Special Agent Bob Cassidy arrested
Ed Nelsbn, negro, about 23 years old,
Saturday at Carroll as a suspect in the
Alta Braun murder at Le Mars. Nel
son came through on the same train
with the Yankee Robinson shows,
passing through in the early morning.
When arrested he was cleaning blood
off clothing. He quit the Robinson
show at Le Mars the evening of the
murder and can not account for his
whereabouts since that time.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schwenn re
ceived the sad news last week of the
death of their sou. Robert, at Cothaire,
Mont., on FridajJ In driving across
a track Mr. Schwenn was struck by
a train and killed instantly. Until
about three years ago Mr. Schwenn
was a resident of Crawford county,
and has many friends who will be
shocked to hear of the accident. Mr.
aud Mrs. Henry Schwenn left Sunday
morning to attend the funeral.
TO FIGHT WHITE PLAGUE.
Dr. Farrand, College Head,
Got* to France on Mission.
Livingstone Fa mind. who is presi
dent of the University of Colorado, will
soon leave for France, where he will
supervise oi'gnuizution for the tight of
the Rockefeller foundation and I he
French government agaiust tuberculo
sis. Dr. Famine! will have headquar
ten In Paris
FORGED CHECKS
Mrs. George Harvey, Formerly
BuckGrove, Dies in Dakota—
Biiriid at Indianola.
LIEUT. BONNEY PRESENTS FLAG
Postmistress at Buck Grove is Prer
sented With Flag by Her Son,
Who is in Regular Army.
BUCK GROVE, Aug. 2S—Special
Considerable excitement was caused
here last week by the passing of sev
eral forged checks by one Dale Rogers,
a young man who has been in this
vicinity about a year and a half. He
cashed a check for $86 on Abe Smith
at the First National Bank, also one
for $83 on Eminett Roberts at Leddens
store, then went out in the country
and stole Chas. Brace's car out of
the barn and made his get-away. The
officers were close on his trail at
Logan, but he jumped front the car
and escaped from them in the woods
on the outer edge of town. While here
he has worked for only three men and
in his career he didn't slight any of
them, but forged a check on two and
stole the other's car. The car was un
injured and was driven home by Mr.
Brace and some of the officers. A sus
pect was arrestcd Sunday in Coun
cil Bluffs but was released as he was
not the criminal.
Dr. and Mrs. H. A. Cobb and family
of Council Blufi's were in town Sun
day afternoon calling on old friends
and acquaintances.
Mrs. George Taylor and children
spent the past week in Deloit, the
guest of her brother, Mr. Moeller and
family.
The big event of the week will be
the Woodmen picnic to be pulled off
on Tuesday. The principal (attrac
tions will be a program put on by
the Royal Neighbors during the eve
ning and a program of sports during
the day.
Mr. and Mrs. D. V. Moore returned
on Thursday from a month's stay at
the lakes. They were accompanied
home by Mrs. Liscomb.
Mrs. A. B. Taylor and grandson
Maurice have arrived home from a
visit at Ft. Dodge.
Mrs. F. H. Morgaan was the guest
of Mrs. J. R. Wheeler on Friday.
A number of the
men
w^o
have been
called to their military posts have
started from here during the past
week.
L. K. Moore was a passenger for
Lake Okoboji on Thursday morning
expecting to return with his family
the first of the week.
Mr. and Mrs. Z.. T. Dunham Were
Denison passengers on Thursday mor
ning to attend the Old Settlers' picnic.
Mrs. Lester Anderson of Ft. Dodge
spent a few days here th^ last of
the week.
The managers of the sewer system
are trying it out this week, tho real
work having been completed last week.
Miss Ada Rawlings leaves on Sat
urday assume her school duties
in Waukee for the coining year.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Liscomb motored
to Chicago last week, returning with
relatives-who had been spending some
time here.
Ben Brown was a Denison visitor
on Saturday.
While digging in the sewer ditch
one* day last week a perfect arrow
THE PAPER YOU TAKE HOME
DENISON, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1917
In the Putilic Limelight
ARMY DOCTOR SUSPECT.
Dr. William J. Condon Arresttd
For Murder of College Student.
l)r. William .I. Condon of New
Brunswick, N. ,T„ who was arrested hy
the authorities while at tlie military
camp at Chattanooga. Tenn.. is charg
ed with the murder of .John V. I'tpor,
a Rutgers college student. whoe Imd.v
was found after a four months' search.
Dr. Condon is shown in his uniform as
a captain in the United States army
surtrlcal corps.
head was found at a depth of six feet.
It was a very choice one being of the
bevel-edge variety.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Meyers have re
turned froi\\ their vacation spent in
the Dakota^.
Dunlap boasts of another shoe shop.
Will Nelsqn Jias opened one in the
Johnson harness,ehop.
of
Mrs. John Sgiith and .children are
in Boone vikititig relatives this week.
Mrs. Omar Malone and children
have been visiting her mother, Mrs.
Mads Larson.
Mrs. Baltzer, of Plattsmouth, Neb.,
has been visiting her daughter, Mrs.
Hugh Cecil.
Miss Edna Smith, who' has been
spending some time.in the home of her
parents, has returned to her school
duties at Lincoln.
The wedding of Edrnond McCann
and Miss Ethel Howe occurred last
week at St. Patrick's church.
RECEPTION TO
BOYS MONDAY
Those in Charge of Reception to Sol
dier Boys Next Monday Have
Completed Arrangements
A SMOKER IN THE FORENOON
Ball Game Staged for 2:30 in After
noon—Carnival Band to Furnish
Music—Military Ball in Eve.
Arrangements have been completed
for the reception to be tendered
the boys of the national army which
will bfe held in Denison on Monday of
next week. The 123 men of this coun
ty who will go to Camp Dodge for
training will be the guests of the city
of Denison for the day. Denison will
be wide open and everyone is cordial
ly invited to attend the celebration
and help to make it a success.
A reception fur the boys will be
held at 10 o'clock in the forenoon at
the Commercial club rooms. The" re
ception committee will be composed
of Sears McHenry, C. L. Voss, F. N.
Olry, George N'aeve, W. C. Rollins,
J. 13. Balle, H. .1. Cummings, J. P. Con
ner, W. H. Laub and J. B. Lyon. The
program will consist of short talks
by Carl F. Kuehnle, Judge Conner and
G. L. Caswell, a song by Lenihan Lal
ly and a selection by the high school
male" quartet, interspersed by music
by the Worlds Fair carnival' band.
After this program a lunch will be
served to the boys of the new national
army, to which a number of guests
have been invited.
In the afternoon at 2:30 sharp will
be staged a ball game between the
professional and business men's teams,
each team having won one game by
a small margin. The championship
will be decided at this time and it
promises to be a real contest. The
carnival band will furnish music at
the ball park. There will also be a
concert by the Denison band on that
afternoon.
In the evening tho boys of the new
national army will be the guests of
the World's Fair carnival shows,
which are located on the Illinois Cen
tral grounds, a.iter which a military
ball will be luid, the exact location
of which has not yet been announced.
Probably some of the motorists will
be willing to save gasoline by insist
ing that the family should" walk to
church. •.
EMBARGO ON FOODS.
Dr. Pratt of Commerce Depart
ment Controls This Phase of War.
As chief of the bureau of foreign aud
domestic commerce of the United
States department of commerce, Dr.
E. E. Pratt is one of the chief figures
in tiie food embargo question, which
will regulate the food sent from Amer
ica to neutrals.
DEATH OF A
FORMER CITIZEN
On* Dale Rogers, a Young Man Liv
ing at Dunlap'Past Year, Forges
Checks and Escapes
TWO CHECKS AMOUNT TO $169.00
Stole Car From Home of Chas. Brace
and Made Getaway—Wrong
Man Arrested at Bluffs.
DUNLAP, Aug. 28—Special
Word has been received from Co
nata, S. D., of the death of Mrs. Geo.
Harvey. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey used
to live in Buck Grove. Mr. Harvey
had charge of the lumber yard here
fcntil his death, after which Mrs.
Harvey and two daughters moved to
South Dakota, where she took up a
homestead near the town of Conata.
where she resided until her death.
Mrs. Harvey's death did not come as
a surprise to her friends here as she
had been in failing health owing to a
cancerous growth. Her remains pass
ed through here op a special train one
day last week on the way to Indian
ola, at which place she was buried
beside her husband. She leaves two
daughters to mourn her death, Mrs.
Glen Marsh and Miss Norma Harvey,
who have the sincere sympathy of
all their friends.
Herman Beerman arrived Wednes
day from Sioux City and is visiting
among friends and relatives for a few
days.
William Carsten and family, Seth
Calderwood and family and Bert Wol
worth and family were among those
from here who attended the old set
tlers' picnic at Denison.
Mrs. Jasper Hain is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Bert Walworth, from
Dalton, Neb. She attended the picnic
at Denison and got to see lots of her
old friends.
Adolf Peterson and family left on
Wednesday by auto for Fancy Prairie,
111. They expect to be gone a month
visiting relatives.
The sisters of the Good Shepherd
from Sioux City were in town and
vicinity Thursday soliciting aid for
their home in that city.
Mrs. Welsh and Mrs. Bonney drove
to Denison last Thursday and spent
a very enjoyable time.
Paul Tate, of Denison, was calling
on friends here FridaS'.
Gus Arnold and family left by auto
Monday for a trip to Minnesota. They
will be gone several weeks.
Miss Viola Portz. of Denison, visit
ed a week with li^r friend, Gladys
Welsh, returning to her home Sunday.
Charles Quade was a Buck Grove
caller last week. He has gone to Port
land, Ore., to look over the country
before moving his family there.
Paul Shoeuing has sold his farm
and has purchased another one.
Mrs. W. Huu is entertaining her
friend, Mrs. Baird, from Dunlap.
Mrs. Bonney is the proud possessor
of a fine bunting flag for the post
office, which her son. Lieutenant Bon
nov, purchased and sent to her from
Philadelphia.
Willis Wiggins' son from Woodbine,
is visiting his grandmother, Mrs. J.
Griffin, for a few days.
Mrs. Robert Docherty came home
from Omaha Friday, but left in a few
days again for Omaha to stay with
her daughter-in-law. who is recover
ing from an operation.
REVIEW
SALINGER ASKS $80,000 DAMAGES
Justice of Iowa Supreme Court Hsfs
Filed Suits Against Two Des
Moines Newspapers.
DES MOINES, Aug. 27—Echoes of
the late campaign appeared in district
court in Des Moines today when Jus
tice Ben I. Salinger of the Iowa su
preme court filed eight damage suits
of $10,000 each against the Register
and the Capital.
The justice charges that the Regis
ter, its publisher, Gardner Cowles, and
its editor, Harvey Ingham, damaged
him $60,000 worth by imputing that
he obtained a place for former State
Senator Arthur Savage, of Adair, with
the Rock Island, and that he interced
ed with the Rock Island in behalf of
the former senator. Salinger asks
$20,000 from the Capital because, he
says, that in an editorial the newspa
per accused him of seeking to evade
work by asking the last legislature to
name an additional supreme court jus'
tice.
He also claims the editorial accused
him of getting sleeping quarters from
the state without charge in its refer
ence to the alleged practice of some
supreme court justices in sleeping in
the state house.
EXPERIENCES AT
GREAT LAKES
Ray A. Heiden Writes Review Telling
of Experiences at U. S. Naval
Training States at Great Lakes
DRILL FOR FIVE HOURS DAILY
Play Baseball, Attend Y. M. C. and at
Nine O'Clock Every Evening
Bugle Blown to Retire.
Great Lakes, 111., Aug. 25, 1917.
Editor of The Denison Review:
Dear Sir: To my friends of Deni
son and vicinity I will endeavor (to
the best of my ability) to tell of my
experiences here so far.
Leaving home Wednesday after
noon, August 15th, with several of niy
friends bidding me farewell it the
station, I was at last off for Omaha
to report for duty at the navy recruit
ing station the following morning. On
August 4th I received a telegram to
this effect. I reported at headquar
ters on time, but was jiot sent out then
because. of too iarce a, 1uncii report
ing. at the same time. However, I
was sent at 5 o'clock in the afternoon
the next day, together with one hun
dred other fellows over the Rock Isl
and. The chief quartermaster of
Omaha acted as chaperon and a better
one we could not have had. Arriving
at Chicago about S o'clock, it was on
ly several hours' ride to the great
lakes. We arrived here just in time
for mess (dinner), and to speak of
this first meal might be interesting
to some of you at home. Marching
two abreast each one awaited his turn
to satisfy his appetite. Well, our first
meal consisted of potatoes, meat, cof
fee, bread and a good sized orange
apiece. In the afternoon directly af
ter mess we received part of our out
fit, namely, two wool blankets, one
towel, one mattress and cover. This
was not very much to begin camp life
with, but sufficient for the present.
In just as few words as possible I
will name the eats. They are navy
beans, cabbage, tomatoes, etc, very
little pie. and cake, very few sweets
being allowed, rice, oatmeal, tea. eggs,
etc. Of course we have only four or
five of these foodstuffs each meal, but
then there are seconds always in cof
fee, tea or bread.
We drill from four to five hours
every day, and the rest of our spare
time is usually spent over at the Y.
M. C. A. or playing baseball, etc. At
9:00 p. m. a bugle is blown and a large
cannon fired as a signal for everyone
to retire for the evening. Five min
utes later the bugle again blows for
taps this time anyone caught loaf
ing or still up (except guards), is giv
en an opportunity to serve extra guard
duty. Each company (144 men), com
pany commander or chief petty offi
cer, with his assistants, each have sev*
eral guards appointed to do guard
duty, each taking turns near their
company headquarters. I served as
guard on messenger duty from 3:00 to
5:00 a. in. the fifth day I was here. My
business was to let no one enter
(without permission) the officers'
headquarters (Barracks E). Before I
forget I want to tell you there were
two of us at the same post (more com
fortable first time). At 5: a. m. rev
elry is sounded by the bugler. It is
then time to get up ready for the new
day's work. It seems to say, "I can't
get 'em up, I can't get 'em up in the
morning.' The first thing one is ex
pected to do is to clean up one's tent,
scrub floor soon after cots are re
moved to the outside.
Most of our company received their
first dress suit and other clothing. I
received by' blue suit, four pairs of
underwear, shoes, leggins, sweater,
stocking cap, handkerchiefs, etc. Our
time and pay began on day of enlist
ment so you see although I received
my first $10 last Friday I have nearly
three months' pay coining because I
enlisted May 28th.
Companies number one and two left
here for Paul Jones the middle of last
week to finish out the rest of their
detention period. By this I mean be
ing detained or held here from two to
three weeks. During this ttine no one
in detention is allowed shore leave,
etc. Then companies number three
and four expected to leave some time
this week and we (most likely) will
follow them out quite directly. But
as yet we haven't received our two
white suits and uUtl^ do tbe
••BaAilifA.
Dog Day Season is the
time to advertiM in
The Review Classified
No. 35
IOWA SOLDIER
EVADES CENSOR
Youth Denfinitely Locates Forces of
General Pershing at Noydn and
Saint Queniin
MAY BE AT VERDUN NOW
The Writer Thought It Their Destina
tion—Gives Estimate of Allied. A
Soldiers in Action.
IDA GROVE, Aug. 24—In a letter
smuggled past the censorship through
a comrade returning to America,
Graham S. Fisher, an Ida Grove youth,
has written to the home folks an ac
count of some of the experiences' Of
the Pershing expeditionary forces in
France. The letter was dated at Noy
on, France, July 23d. and follows in
part:
"I'm sending this lettor out by a
friend that leaves us tomorrow for the
states to rejoin hia regiment, the
Third field artillery of New York, in
which he holds a commission as first
lieutenant. Thus I can avoid' tfie
censor.
"From Paris we were sent out to a
small town some six or aeren ro^es
south of St. Quentin, called Germaiol
After about three weeks, rather quiet
ones, we were sent back to a small
place called Nesle (Nell) for a ttw
days, and today we came to Noyon.
We are on repose now' because the
division to which we are M'tacbed has
been withdrawn from St. Quentin and
is to go to Verdun or the Voskea
mountains. We will probably follow
them, but at present we do not knojr.
"Things in the war line have.been
quiet in this region for some time. Al
though the other day I heard the air
raid on Ham. Three German machines
came flying very high and dropped
two bombs apiece. No casualties
were reported.
"Last week I was out .on part of.,
the
battlefield of the Sornme.,.It-waB-aflM*
desolate looking country. Opie.Tor
ests were nothing but blaated attufcp*',
or, at the most, poles, all branches
shot away. The fields And the mead
ows plowed and furrowed, by trench
es and great strips of barbed wife en
tanglements, the villages Athtng but
piles of brick, an occasional
standing. ., *.
"I did not have' an opportunity to
visit any but the CMnutti"
The moet of th*iMa»^
dugout in partteahtr wan
ample of the #ur i£:«r
do everything, it was tferftie'
underground with turo stialrwaW And
an elevator encased Jn a Qement slwft.
The elevator was u{ed fdr.suppfijiipt
and as an ammunition hoist. T^e
Germans' leave mighty Httle behind
them when the retreat, neither war
materials nor. anything that will tie
of service whatsoever to any civilian.
Not so the British. They are more. Air..
less wasteful and the French are very^
much so.
"My observations may be perbipfi
biased, but from what I see and have
heard the French desire to have- thtt
maximum credit for a minimum
amount of work. The Britiah aqp vefjf:
slow in making an advance, in call
parison to their colonies, notably t|M
Canadians and the Australians. Ttim
majority of the French poilua to Kfhoflni
I have talked seem to be very1 tired
of the war and are mighty glad for the^
entry of our states with freBh troopt^
to relieve them of part of their worxl
"I was fortunate enough to S^jQ
many German prisoners the other dftjL
working on the railroad back of titan
lines. I was surprised at the extreme
youthfulness of the great majority.
them, many seemed to be not oy$$
16 or 17 years of age.
"By the next time I And time ly,
write our section will probably to
on an active front and I will not
so fortunate a's to mention nam^a^
places or be able to And someone th^t- y("
is leaving for the states.'
chances are we'll stay right here fftr?
a while. Still I've been told, by
cers that we'll have them some time, t,
this week. A
Everything imaginable i& here -to
make one feel at home and as yet
haven't been at all homesick. I ffclt
pretty sure of liking it here and
not at all dissatisfied, even if al
come alone. 1 am only nineteen ttuf
am not at all sorry 1 enlisted. Our,
T"
real drill is yet to come, but I. affl^ AX
not at all afraid. This is my ffiratir.^
time away from home and am prettying
sure this is the life for me. HojpiqgUl^
to hear from you and receive the Re- jV
view with all Denison news, and to
know if this letter intereets you, I re
main, As evftr.
RAY A. HEIDEN,
U. S. Naval Training Station,
Great Lakes, 111.
Detention Camp,
Care Com. Jaeger, Co. 5.
Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Sibbert returned^
from their South Dakota trip lastM
Monday, reporting splendid. croi» bp',
all their placcs and everybody happy
and optomlstic. While there they ar-'
ranged for some extensive improve
ments to be made this fall. They will
erect another big barn on the National
Ranch, remodel and. enlarge buildiii'g!
on their various other farms andi
brighten up all buildings with netor
coats of paint. While in Clark e6uh.
ty Mr. and Mrs. Sibbert stayed at the
National Ranch with Mr. and Mrt
Martin Magner, who have been mad-'
aging the National so splendidly slncfe, $
they left Iowa seven yeara ago. The*
Magners are making money and af-'
ways have the latch string out with
a welcome for their Iowa friends. Th/s
National Ranch was formerly owned
by the National cash register inter-'
1.
ests and thus derive# its name. 1

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