BATTLE STORY GIVEN
Official Paper of the Third Division
Published in Germany, Says Ma
rines Were Not in Battle.
Under the heading "Chateau-Thier
ry Memorable in War's History," the
"Watch on the Rhine," the official
newspaper of the Third division of the
American army published at Ander
nach, Germany, says that "neither the
marines nor any part of the Second
division ever fought at Chateau-Thier
ry and up until this time (May 31,
1918) the Seventh machine gun bat
talion of the Third division as the
only American unit that ever fought
The story of Chateau-Thierry as
published in "The Watch on the Rhine"
"Chateau-Thierry was the point of
the farthest advance of the Germans
in their third great offensive during
the spring of 1918. The first great
offensive was against the English
west of St. Quentin, where the Ger
mans advanced over a distance of 25
miles in five days. The second ad
vance was against the British west
of Armentieres, where the enemy ad
vanced approximately twelve miles in
three days. These two first offen
sives threatened the channel ports and
were in a measure successful. Two
sharp salients were thus created.
America Enters War.
"In the third offensive, launched in
the latter part of May, the Germans
advanced from the Chemin des Dames
with the intention of reaching the
Aisne. The attack proved successful,
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Mothers and Everybody interested in the welfare of Mothers
and Babies are cordially invited to be present to hear Miss Till
man's Lecture, in our Infants' Department, on
Friday and Saturday Afternoons
JUNE 13 AND 14, FROM 3 TO 4 O'CLOCK
Miss Tillman needs no introduction in our midst, having been
connected with the Deaconess Hospital here for many years. Lit
erature from the Child-Welfare Bureal of the U. S. Department of
Labor will be distributed to those in attendance.
Lecture in the infants' department starts promptly at 3 o'clock.
and they were able to advance across
the Aisne, across the Vesle, and down
to the Marne. The French lines had
broken before a heavy attack, and it
remained for American reserves to be
thrown into the line to stem the tide
of the advance of the enemy toward
"It was at this period in the great
war that America entered. Chateau
Thierry will go down in the Ameri
can history as being the place where
our troops first met the enemy at a
time when the result of the issue had
such an important bearing upon the
"Up until this time there is a gen
eral impression among the American
people that the marines, which com
pose. one brigade of the Second divis
ion, accomplished the tremendous task
of holding the enemy at Chateau
Thierry, particularly in the Belleau
woods, but with the Second division
in this defensive action was the 7th
machine gun battalion, the motorized
machine gun battalion of the Third
division. This battalion held the
bridges in the city of Chateau-Thierry
from May 31, 1918, until the night of
June 4, 1918, and repulsed the strong
attacks of the Germans. Neither the
marines nor any part of the Second
division ever fought at Chateau-Thier
ry and up until this time the 7th ma
chine gun battalion was the only
American unit that ever fought there,
puring the third battle of the Marne,
in July, 1918, the 4th infantry, Third
division, held the eastern outskirts of
the city, the French holding the city
Bridge Blown Up.
"The 7th machine gun battalion be
ing motorized, traveled overland in
small Ford trucks from its training
area in the vicinity of Chateau Vil
in the afternoon on the 31st of May.
lain, and reached Chateau-Thierry late
Positions were immediately taken up
in that historic city, part of which
was already occupied by the enemy.
After a thorough reconnaissance each
company was given a mission. The
general mission was to repulse any at
tempt of the enemy to advance on
Chateau-Thierry by the bridges en
tering the city.
" "About 1 oVlock in the morning of
June 2d a detachment of this battal
ion was forced from its position on
the north side of the river and fell
back across the large bridge. In the
meantime the enemy had formed in
considerable strength on the north end
of the bridge and attempted to enter
'into Chateau-Thierry. This bridge
was then blown up and caused the im
mediate failure of the enemy attack.
Marchard Makes Statement.
"General Marchard, commanding the
10th French Colonial division, made
the following statement after the ac
" 'On May 31 the 7th machine gun
battalion, U. S. A., had just arived
with its automobiles. It installed it
self i na cantonment to the south of
" 'At 3:30 p. m. the enemy threat
ened to take Chateau-Thierry, at
tempting to flank the town on our
left, where an opening had occurred.
" 'The unit was immediately thrown
into Chateau-Thißrry at the same time
as a colonial infantry battalion which
was in the same cantonment with it.
" 'Immediately the American re
inforced the entire bridge, especial
ly its approaches. Their courage and
skill as marksmen evoked the admira
tion of all.
" 'Crushed by our fire, the enemy
hestitated and, as a result of coun
ter-attacks, vigorously supported by
the American machine guns, they were
thrown beyond the edges of the town.
. " 'Chateau-Thierry remained entire
ly in our hands.
" 'On the, first of June, toward 9
p. m., taking advantage of the dark
ness, the Boches stole forward to
ward the large bridge, in which direc
tion they had penetrated through the
western suburbs and along the banks
of the Marne. In order to mask their
movements, they made use of smoke
bombs which made the aim of the ma
chine guns very difficult.
Bridge Is Destroyed.
" 'At the same time, the town un
derwent an extremely violent bom
bardment. The bombardmnet, more
over, had lasted tow days.
" 'At the moment when the Ger
mans arrived on the large bridge and
believed themselves to be in posses
sion of the same, a terrible explosion
destroyed the entire central portion
and threw into space some Boche coi'p
ses. Several Boches, who had already
crossed, were captured on the south
" 'The American machine guns held
the south bank. They formed a pro
tection for the withdrawal of the
troops retiring from the northern sec
tion for the purpose of crossing the
bridge prior to its destruction.
" 'Here again the courage of the
Americans was beyond all praise. The
colonials themselves, though accustom
ed to acts of bravery, were struck by
the wonderful morale in the face of
fire, the impassibility and the extra
ordinary sang-froid of their allies.
" 'In combat in the street and at
night, where coolness is one of the
principal military virtues, the Amer
icans only could play this role. Their
watchfulness never failed them and,
with their machine guns playing upon
the roads of entrance and the destroy
ed bridge and foot bridges, they pre
vented any repairs by the enemy.
Losses Are Great.
" 'The losses of the Seventh ma
chine gun battalion, U. S. A., had been
heavy, but not out of proportion to
the great services they rendered, nor
to the bloody losses which they in
flicted on the Boches.
" 'They will be relieved at the same
time as the French troops, at the side
of whom they fought (this evening).
The French command, knowing their
just pride, feared they would have
humiliated these valiant troops if they
had offered them rest sooner than
their French companions in the fight.
" 'The episode of Chateau-Thierry
will remain one of the very fine deeds
of this war. It is a pleasure for all
of us to certify that, our valiant al
lies with us participated in this event
—our bonds of affection and of con
fidence will be strengthened by the
same pride which we share in common,
" 'At the present time the Germans
without doubt severely tested, dare not
remain in the northern part of Cha
teau-Thierry, which, however, we no
longer occupy. The bullets which the
American machine guns are sending
do not give the Boche any taste to
take up a residence there.'
Colors Are Decorated.
"The colors of the 7th machine gun
battalion have been decorated with
the Croix de Guerre with Palm, and
the battalion was cited by Petain, the
marshal of France, as follows:
" 'The 7th machine gun battalion
barred to the enemy the passage of
the Marne. In the course of violent
combat, particularly the 31st day of
May and the 1st of June, it disputed
foot by foot with the Germans the
northern outskirts of Chateau-Thier
ry, and covered itself with incompara
ble glory, thankas to its valor and to
its skill, costing the enemy sanguin
" 'The Great General Headquarters,
24 November, 1918.
The Marshal of France.
Commander-in-chief of the French
Armies of the East.'
"The 7th machine gun battalion has,
thei-efore, added a brilliant page to
the history of an already famous and
historic place in France, and the mem
bers of this battalion can be proud of
the fact that they prevented the cross
ing of the Marne, defeating the ene
my at a most critical time in the his
tory of this great war. When we
read of this, the second battle of the
Marne, and later of the third battle
of the Marne, which took place in the
middle of July, 1918, we record the
valiant fighting by units of the Third
division. Only two divisions of the
American army ever fought on the
Marne, namely: The Third division
and units of the Twenty-eighth divis
ion, the latter unites attached to the
Third division and to the French dur
ing the third battle of the Marne."
( ïïurch Directory
Regular services will be held Sun
day. Preaching at 11 a. m. and Sun
day school at 10 a. m. No evening
Meetings in the country as follows:
Lismas school house at 3 p. m. Gal
pin chapel at 7:30 p. m.
The following Sunday, services will
be held at Vandalia at 3 p. m. and at
Cherry Creek school house at 5 p. m.
Every one is cordially invited.
Frank E. Henry, Pastor.
I. O. O. F. Hall.
Sunday school at 10 a. m.
Pentecost Sunday. Morning wor
ship at 11 o'clock. Special music by
the cheurch choir.
Norwegian services in Badger school
house at 2 p. m.
Norwegian and English services in
Highland school house at 4 p. m.
Business meeting after services at
English services north of Frazer
Sunday, June 15, at 3 p. m.
English services at Nashua on the
same Sunday at 7:30 p. m.
A. N. Livdahl, Pastor.
"The People's Church"
Sunday school will meet at 10 a. m.
as usual for the study of the lesson.
Children's Day exercises will be held
at 11 a. m. A splendid program has
been arranged of music, singing and
recitations. Among other features
there will be music by the "Darst
Orchestra." All parents are especial
ly urged to come out to this service.
2:30 p. m. Preaching service at the
Brazil school house.
7:15 p. m. Epworth League. This
is an interesting service for young
8 p. m. Evening worship. By spe
cial invitation of the graduating class
of the Glasgow high school, the pas
tor will preach the baccalauréat ser
mon at this hour. The special music
and singing for this service will be in
charge of Miss Hazel Powell. See pro
gram elsewhere in paper. Extra seat
ing will be provided and the general
public is cordially invited to be pres
Prayer meeting Thursday evening at
8 o'clock. R. H. Stone, Pastor.
Sunday, June 8th:
Children Day program, beginning at
10:30, takes morning service hour.
Evening service, 8 o'clock. Topic,
"The Modern Jonah."
Special music by the choir.
The following Children's Day pro
gram will be given at 11 o'clock:
Song—"Garlands of Peace" .... School
Greetings By the Superintendent
"These Knights of Ours"
"Stand up for Your Colors"
Song—"Live in the Hope of Tomor
Recitation—"Which Are You"
Song—"Carry the News of Jesus"
"The Best for Jesus"
"What We Can Do"
Song—"Children of Tomorrow"
"I Wish You Good Luck"
"The Knocker" .... Walter Davidson
Song Edith Davidson
Song Nadine Snyder
Song—"As We Labor in His Name"
Address Mr. Kjellman
Emblematic Piece—"In the Folds
of the Flag"
Reading Rev. Wilson
Song—"Flag of Our Land" .... School
Salute to the Flag.
"Star Spangled Banner."
NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
In the District Court of the Eight
eenth Judicial District of the State
of Montana, in and for the County
The Havre National Bank, a Corpora
Mary E. Ling White and C. B. Ling,
To be sold at Sheriff's sale on the
14th day of June, 1919, at 2:00 o'clock
p. m., of said day, at the front door
of the Court House in the county of
Valley, state of Montana, at Glas
gow, Montana, the following property:
3outheast quarter (SE'/i); south
half of the northeast quarter (S%
)„and lots numbered one (1) and
o (2)*of section one (1), and south
west quarter of the northwest quar
ter (SW}4NW}i) section five (5),
township twenty-seven (27) north of
range_ forty-two (42) east, Montana
meridian, and the east half of the
northeast quarter of the southeast
quarter (E^NEViSE 1 /!) of section
twelve (12), township twenty-six (26)
north of range forty-three (43) east,
Dated this 23rd day of May, 1919.
C. W. POWELL,
H. S. Kline and C. B. Elwell, Attor
neys for Plaintiff, Havre, Montana.
May 23-30-Jun 6-13
Farmers Take Notice
Aplications for State Hail Insurance must be
filed in your county assessor's office on or before
A reduction of 10c per acre will be allowed by
the State Board of Hail Insurance where any crop
is destroyed by any other means than hail. Re
quest for such reduction must be made by July 20,
in case of spring grain, and by July 1st in case of
No cash payment or bankable paper is requir
ed of land owners or homesteaders or tenants hav
ing owner's consent and the premium is not collect
ed until tax paying time. The maximum rate is
10 per cent. Payment for hail losses will be made
by state warrant as soon after the hail season clos
es as the losses, can be computed. The warrants will
draw 4 per cent interest.
If you desire application blanks or additional
information call on or write the assessor of your
STATE BOARD OF HAIL INSURANCE.
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We are now offering at private ^sale four Registered
Scotch Shorthorn young bulls old enough for service.
These are individuals of excellent quality and breed
We invite you to visit our herd and inspect them.
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Other Branch Offices:
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Bring them in and let us make
them over for you. A half soled
tire will give you many thous
ands of miles of extra service.
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Next Door to Postoffice
Lewis-Wedum Company, a Corpora
To be sold at Sheriff's sale at the
front (north) door of the courthouse
in Glasgow, Valley county, Montana,
on the 21st day of June, 1919, at 10:00
o'clock a. m. of said day, the follow
ing described property:
Southwest quarter of the southeast
quarter of section three; west half
of the northeast quarter; southeast
quarter of the northeast quarter of
section ten, township thirty, north of
range forty east Montana meridian,
according to the official plat of the
survey thereof returned to the Gen
eral Land Office by the Surveyor
General. Said land being located in
Valley county, Montana.
« Tj TT C. W. POWELL, Sheriff. »
By H. H. Seeley, Deputy.
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