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Our sale of House Dresses and Gingham Aprons is still on and the choice
ones are being picked out rapidly. Now is the time to
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them so get yours now.
and girls Middies received today. Canvas Shoes, O x f° r ds, Pumps for Ladies and children. Mens white Canvas Oxfords, $2.28 and
$2.98. Store closed all day Friday, Memorial Day. Buy for less al the
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The following letter was received I
by Mrs, C. .1. Bergstrom, mother of
R. B. Bergstrom, who Is with the |
808th Engineer Corps, being ln Co. E. j
the letter was written on stationery ;
evidently furnished by the Corps. It
Is four-page stationery, the pages bo
4ng 6^4 Inches by 8% Inches. In the
center of the first page ts a two-color
design printed In rod and black.
Above the design Is the phrase

Letter from R. H. Bergstrom.
...... ... , .. ,
"8°8*h" and bMow It I» the word Bn
gin «hu ». ThU in i»i Jntnd In buck.
The design Is r sol angular In shape
with a black border. Inside the bor
der Is a hammer on top of a helmet;
this Is white surrounded by red. To
gtnoer corps Insignia In blue, tho re
•hc left Is a blue bordered panel In
which appears the following: "Corps
Engineers; Third Corps; (between tho
two words last-montlouod Is tho En
gineer corps Insignia In blue, the re
mainder of the lettering 1 h In black)
below the insignia Is the title 'Of
fensives " and below ts "Aisne- Marne,
Olre-AUne, Meuse-Argonno, Army ot |
Occupation. In the right. In black
ls the following: ' Army of Occupa
tlonNeuwlod, Germany. Tho let
ter follows;
April 24, 1919.
Dear Folks
Wlll write a few lines tonight to let
you know all Is well. Weather la
pretty good a little rainy. It sure
wakes a fellow feel like going home
when he sees the loaves and blossoms
on the trees and the other divisions
going home. About the last of tho
'«2ml let! yestelduy. W„ ni« (loWh
with the Corps Guard, so we may have
a chance soon, Hope so.
Many fellows are getting discharges.
Some farmers and some who have de
I was down to the carnival in Cob
lenz today. Just got buck. It Is very
good. I enjoyed tho aviation part of
It the beat. The stunts they did In
the air and Ihe many different ItlndB
of planes. The U. S. has them all heat.
The English and French aro also very
good. I could have gone up In a bal
loon but 1 did not have the time and
there was bo many ahead of me. I
would give half my Interest in H
If I could he an aviator I am going
up in one soon. They take feiiowa up
across the river from here. There Is
a large aviation field here and air
planes are fussing over ua all the time.
The Holt caterpillar beat the tug-of
war against a German tractor truck
that they pull their artillery with.
I am not getting any mall from the
Haynesca lately, It has been over a
Time is here
CHERRIES this week. Make this store
your Headquarters for your Fruit Sup
We will bo in better shape than
ever before to supply you with your
Having made arrangements to
canning needs.
have our buyer right on tho ground and buying in
large quantities will enable us to sell you your fruit
cheaper than any one else,
think of us.
When you think Frui!
Yours for a successful Fruit Season,
month «Ince I heard from them.
What's the matter with them.
Too bad the flu has broken out
Bo John will live on his land this
next summer. Ho cannot, be In the
garage business and farming, both.
Well, that Is all for tonight. Write
0 ng letters and often. I'll try to do
the name. With love to all,
co. K, .108 Engineers,
a. E. F., A. P. O. 754.
Enclosed with t.ho letter was a pic
ture of a big hell the French havo had
built and placed In the Cathedral at
Rouen. It Is tho biggest bell m the
world and Is narned''Joan of Arc."
„ t0 be run(f for the , lrKt time when
peftce , H H j Kn0( j There are alwo Home
^.j, j ni0H w ph it. which play the national
of the A11 ,„.
Following Is an article from tho
Canton, Ohio, Repository regarding
somo of the exploits of the 308th Engi
The 308th Engineers of the 83rd
Division and which ,)lncludos imore
than 100 Canton and Stark county
with tho Army of Occupation in Ger
All the division Is back except the
engineers and Clio 332nd infantry, but
| le j a ,, er> because of Its being usslgn
„pedal duly in Italy, is genor
i|y regarded as being apart from the
division. An official statement from
the unit has been received as follows:
Since the 83rd Division (has
turned to Ohio without the 308th En
gineers, many inquiries have come In
regarding their whereabouts.
The 308th Engineers were assigned
to the 1st Corps when the 83rd divi
sion wus designated as a replacement
organization. At the second battle ot
the Marne t:lie Engineers went into ac
tion during the second phase of the en
gagement, when tile line was defined
by the Oliateau-Tiiierry-Solssona road.
Both battalions were in the attack of
July 27 and also in the battle of the
Ourcq on August 5, and continued In
the advance to the Vesle river. They
were alHo engaged in the operations
|ielwcen the Veale and tho Atsno.
About the middle of August they
wore transferred to the Third Corps,
and early In September were sent to
the Verdun I« prepare for the great
battlo which opened on September 26.
At this time they went over the top
with advancing infantry, and opened
the road through "no man's land"
nnd over Hill 304—"Dead Man's Hill."
On November 1, tho date the decid
ing battle of the world's war began,
these sturdy lads, who had been con
tinuously in action since July, were in
tlie thickest of the lighting. When the
Germans were hurled back at the
Meuse river at Dun, the 308th was
there. With the quickness and llU
Tank Aims at the Top of
Pikes Peak
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'£ v : r '
* — lern Niwpptr Unjpn_>
Climber In preliminary test before attempting to scale Pikes Peak, which
la 14,000 feet high and always snow covered at the top. The start was made)
from Colorado Springs on behalf of the Victory loan. Similar tanks mada
demonstrations all over the country to aid in putting the loan over the top.
patch that startled the world, it built
six bridges across the river and open
ed up the lines of communication to
such an extent that the Germans were
completely engulfed by the oncoming
horde of "Yanks."
These bridges
across the Meuse was one of the fac
tors of Germany's collapse.
At the signing of the armistice they
were near Izouppy, which was the far
thest oast American front.
The advance of the army of ocupa
tion found them still In the game., and
they crossed the Rhine early in De
cember, 1918. Since then they havç
spent all their time making themselves
and tihelr comrades comfortable by
building theaters, barracks, mess
halls, etc., throughout the bridge head
area. It Is the best known regiment In
the fighting 3rd Corps. The ones at
home can feel Justly proud of their
contribution in this famous regiment.
Col. Harry M. Trlppe, of Whitewater,
Wls., Is regimental commander. Ma
jor Lynn C. Boyatt, of Bowling Green,
O., commands the 1st battalion. Major
Joseph J. Ring, of Frftnklln, Tenn.,
commands the 2nd battalion.
.etf'r from Wiliam Hall.
Camp Hospital No. 8
A~ P. O. 757
Montlgny-le-Rol, France
May 3rd. 191».
Dear Mr. ltarber:
Just a few lines to tell, you to dis
continue sending flhe paper to me over
here. I have been getting it lately aqd
enjoy reading it very much, but we arc
leaving here in a few days for a port,
and from there we expect to sail for
home "toots-sweet." The hospital
closed Ihe 1st, after its 299 days ot
operating and It will be the first camp
hospital to go home as a unit.
I was lucky enough to get a three
day leave In Paris, travelling time not
Included, before our leaves were stop
ped. Some of the boys never got to go
und 1 think they missed seeing one of
the most wonderful cities in the world.
Paris ts sure a great place to spend a
■cave in, and v fellow needs three
weeks instead of three days to see it
in. The weather was very bad while I
was there but I made the best of it and
got to see a good portion of the many
places of Interest, including the Peace
Palace and surrounding gardens,
parks, etc. I was through the room lu
which the Peace Conference meets nnd
touched the table on which it will be
signed. The German delegates »ere
stopping ut a hotel near the Palace
and were closely guarded, for we were
dented permission to see the Neptune
Fountain near the hotel.
There has been lots of snow and rain
here during the last month, nnd the
farmers have been with their spring
work. I am certainly glad to know
Huit I w ill be back in a country whepe
it doesn't rain ten months of each year.
It started raining the first night i got
In to this country and has kept pret
ty steadily ever since.
This letter Is getting rather lengthy,
so I w ill bring It to a close. Hope to
be back to American Falls before
weeks pass.
PrlvateU cl.) WILLIAM HALL.
Showed Greatness In Youth.
At the age of 14, and when a sopho
more at Cambridge. Frauds Bacon
left the university In disgust, declar
ing* that the whole system of éduca
tion waa-radlciilly wrong at Cambridge
Hid everywhere else. Am! Baeon ll'ed
io i»i*uve timt he »as conservatively
fight in his contention. Swift despised
hts teachers hecuuse he know
than they did. and therefore hud dif
ficulty lu securing a degree.

How It Happened to Entertain
; Only A. E. F. Mother Who Visit
ed Army of Occupation.
IN* Knightly Courtlar» Ever Acta» With
Mara Gallantry to Lady Fair Than
; Did Ha and Hla Doughboy
Fata to Thla Llttla White
Haired Woman Drat
ad Exquleitely ia
(With tho American Y. W. C. A. Over
Coblenz, Germany,
March 28 (By Mall.)
It happened right lier* In CobleDB.
A big corporal cama Into the T. W.
C. A. Hostess House and naked for the
D irector, Mias Ruth Woodsman, who
»me» from Colorado springs, Colo.
"Could my mother stay here?" he j
Legan at once, trying Ills best to cover
his excitement.
"Your mother I" gasped Miss Wood- j
mall. "How did your mother ever get
ere ?"
"Well, she Isn't here yet, but If she j
comes will you keep her?"
"Of course I will, but—"
She didn't flnlah, for the boy had
(mulshed hts cap back on hts bend nnd
(was out of the door on a run.
, The corporal's visit remained a mys
ery for two days. Then one evening
ust at dusk a little white haired wo
man dressed exquisitely In black ap- j
geared In the sitting room of the Host
jess House, and the corporal was hover
ing behind her, trying to be beside her
tond back of her ami In front of her
all at once. He was carrying her
kumt—a hlg fur one. With them were
three doughboys, pals of the corporal, j
They tried to keep in the background. :
but their eyes were glued on her face.
Everyone in the sitting room sat at
Attention. There are no English
speaking men or women ouj of uni
form In the Third Army area. Yet
here was n woman In civilian clothes.
Mothers Hre unheanLof with the army.
But this was n mother, everyone knew.
After awhile someone found out
pi tout this mot tier.
Had Bean Interned During War. |
She aud her husband, who were j
born in Germany, but had been nat- |
uralized, lived in San Francisco. Be
fore the war they left for Weisbaden, I
Germany, that their invalid daughter
might have treatment at this famous
health resort.
They brought their other children
•with them. One was Walter, a small
boy, and the other was Ralph, now
Corjsiral Stepp of tin- American Army
When the war was declared they
sent Itslph hack to America, hecaus
he was of military age, and they did
not want him to tight tor the kaiser
Then America entered the war.
Mrs. Stepp Mrs. Anna Stepp she is
,—told this part of the story :
"Until a month ago I hadn't heard
from Ralph for two years and a half—
even before Ampriea got in the war
:mail was held rip. I didn't know
^whether he was in the army or not—
(but I was sure I
'because hé Is
she stopped a minute to smile up at
"After awhile we heard from some
friends that he was In the army—and
that he had come over here. That was
all I ever knew. It's nearly five years
since I have seen him !
"Of course It was awfully hard—I
'couldn't get word to him and he
Icouldn't to me. My .husband used (to
tell me It wouldn't help Ralph any for
me to cry.
rest of them anyway. My daughter
got worse steadily—she Is no better.
We couldn't get the proper food for
her after awhile. And she hated to
,see me worried about Ralph, so I used
[ to try to keep up before them.
I "I.ast January my husband came to
! Coblenz about his citizen papers. An
American soldi* •• in Ralph's company
who was in the ofllee heard his name
and asked him if he w r as any relation
to Ralph. He didn't tell him Ralph
was in Coblenz, but went after Ralph.
He didn't tell Ralph his father wns
here. When they met they couldn't
believe their eyes.
"Ever since then I have been trying
to see Ralph. He couldn't come to
Weisbaden because It was oat of the
American nrea, and I couldn't get
through until today—more than two
, They asked her If her Ralph had
changed much in all that time.
\ "Oh, yes—very much. But do you
know, I think It Is because all that
long time when I didn't know where
he was or how he was—I got in the
habit of thinking of hlm as he was
when he was a baby—I kept seeing
him ts a baby and remembering the
way he felt when he was little. Isn't
that queer? And now look at him !"
c was, because—well,
m American."
tried not to—before the
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And the Corporal tried not to see the
adoration in her eyes.
"Five years Is a long time to wait
to see your boy," she murmured, and
kept her eyes on him. Again she had
! forgotten the people around her.
The corporal cleared his throat
"This la why I ask d you If you could
keep my mother, Miss Woodsmall. I
didn't wnnt her to come unless she
had a good place to stay,
thanks awfully."
And that is the story of how the
Hostess House happened to entertain
the only known A. E. F. mother who
has visited the Army of Occupation.
The Black Diamond.
Although white diamonds come
chiefly from the Transvaal, the black
diamond is found in its greatest purity
In Brazil and especially in the Prov
ince of Bahia. For its finest speci
men so far discovered a ju ice of $20,
000 was paid—quite insignificant when
Compared with prices paid for white
Seem--! Incl-Pcate.
Maggie always ijlito to talk over the
telephone; one morning before she was
dressed, aunty railed up and after
talking to mainum listed to speak to
Maggie, but. she positively refused to
come to the phone, and when mamma
asked her why she would not talk to
aunty over tile phone she said, " Va
'shamed to tuljt when I Isn't dressed."
—Chicago Tribune
Over Bones of Failures.
Epitaphs in the Cemetery of Failure:
He lacked tact; worry killed him; he
was too sensitive ; he couldn't say
"no" ; he did not find his place
little success paralyzed him ; he
not care how he looked ; he did not
guard his weak point ; he was too
proud to take advice; he did not fall
in love with his work.

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