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fhe Central Record. Thursday, May 16, 1918.
SYNOPSIS. CIIAPTEn I-Flred or the news of the inking of the Lusttanla by German submarine, Arthur Our Emr-ey, as Ameri can, leaves his office tn Jersey City and foe to Kngland where he enlist In the Irttlih army. CHAITEn II-After a period of train, lng. Kmpey volunteers for Immediate serr Ire and noon finds himself In rest bllleta 'somewhere In France," where he first makes the acquaintance of the ever-pres-ent "cooties." CltAITEn IH-Emrer attends Ms first ehurrh services at the front while a Ger man Fokker circles over the congregation. CHAPTER IV-Empey's command goes Into the front-line trenches and Is under lire for the first time. CllArTEIl V-Empey learns to adopt Ihe motto of the IU-tlsh Tommy. "If 1'ou are going to get It, you'll get It. so never worry." CIIAPTEn VT-Back In rest billets, Em per gets his first eiperlence as a mess orderly. CHAPTER VII-Empey learns how the British soldiers are fed. CHAPTER VUl-Tlack In the front-line trench, Empey sees his first friend of the trenches "go West." CHAPTER IX-Empey makes his first visit to a dugout In "suicide Ditch." CHAPTER X-Empey learns what con stltutes a "day's work" In the front-line trench. CHAPTER XIEmpey goes "over the top" for the first time In a charge on the German trenches and Is wounded by a bayonet thrust. CHAPTER Xtl-Empey Joins the "sul tide club" aa the bombing squad Is called. CHAPTER XIII-Each Tommy gets an official bath. CHAPTER XIV-Empey helps dig aa advanced trench under German fire. CHAPTER XV-On "listening post" In No Man's Land. CHAPTER XVI-Two artillerymen "put one over" on Old Pepper, their regimental commander. CHAPTER XVH-Empey has narrow es cape while on patrol duty In No Man a Land. CHAPTER XVIH-Hack In rest billets Empey writes and stages a farce comedy. CHAPTER XIX-8oldlers have many ways to amuse themselves while "on their own." CHAPTER XX-Empey volunteers for machine gun service and goes back Into the front-line trenches. CHAPTER XXI-Ernpey again goes "over the top" In a charge which cost his company II killed and 11 wounded. CHAPTER XXII-Trlck with a machine gun silences one bothersome Frits. CHAPTER XXIH-lerman attack, pre ceded by gas wave, Is repulsed. CHAPTER XXlV-Empey Is forced to take part In an execution as a member of the firing squad. CHAPTER XXV-nrlllsh prepare for tho Ills; Push the battle of the Somme. CHAPTER XXVI-In a trench raid, preceding the Dig Push. Empey Is des. Derately wounded and lies unconscious tn No Man's Land for S3 hours. CHAPTER XXVH-After four months In a Hrltlsh hospital, Empey Is discharged as "physically unlit for further war serv. ice.- "Over the Top" 87 An American Soldier Who Went ARTHUR GDY EMPEY Mtcklm Conner Saving In Francs (OoprrUM, BIT, ey ArUioi Q 07 "fJ) Continued from last week. Often the Case. After n man of sedentary pursuits reaches a certain age the buckwheat cake with which he comes In contact Is transformed within approximately half an hour after taking from an Inspiration to higher and hotter things to n deep and apparently permnneut regret. Ohio State Journal. Practice Makes Perfect. It you are a clerk, do you know any thlui; ubout the goods you handle? If uu are u teacher, do you subscribe to guy pedagogical works? Do you nt ii-ml lecturer? Do you study child life? If you are a mother do you know any thing about chemistry and dietetics .1 ml home nursing? If you arc a writer do you know anything about the liter ary market, the fashions In stories? An- you familiar with tho literature of the world? Do you know unjtlilns about life Itself? Women ! Hero la a message to suffering women, from Mrs. W. T. Trice, of Public, Ky.: "I suf fered with painful...", tho writes. "I cot down with a weaknets In my back and limbs... I felt helpless nnd dis couraged...! had about given up hopea of over being well again, when a friend Insisted I Take A mil TI.3 Woman's Tonic I becaa Cardul. In a chort wbllo I caw a marked difference... 1 crow stronger right along, and It cured me. I am stouter than I have been la years." If you suffer, you can appreciate what It means to be Strang and well Thousands of wo men give Cardul the credit (or their good health. It should help ron. Try CarduL At all drucstits. t B-7J j I have taken n hath and put on brand-new underwear: In fact, n com-1 plete change of uniform, nnd then , turned tn for the night. The next morn ' lng my shirt would ba full of them. It , Is n common sight to see eight or ten f soldiers sitting under a tree with their shirts over their knees engaging In a "shirt hunt." At night nhout half nn hour hefore "lights out," you can see the Tommies grouped around a candle, trtlng, In Its dim light, to rid their underwenr tif the vermin. A popular and very quick method Is to tnke your shirt nnd draw ers, anil run the seams back nnd for ward In the flame from n candle nnd jlmrn them out. This practice Is dan I gerous, becnuse you are liable to burn 'holes tn the garments If you are not careful. Recruits generally sent to mighty for n brand of Insect powder adver tised ns "Gciod for body lice." The ad vertisement Is quite right; the powder Is good for "cooties;" they simply thrive on It. The older men of our battalion were wiser nnd made scratchers out of wood. These were rubbed smooth with n bit of stone or sand to prevent splin ters. They were ubout eighteen Inches long, nnd Tommy guarantees that n scrntcher of this length will reach any part of the body which may bo at tacked. Some of the fellows were lazy nnd only mode their scratchers twelve Inches, but many a night when on guard, looking over the top from tho lire step of Ihe front-line trench, they would have given n thousand "quid" for the other six Inches. Once while we were In rest billets an Irlh Hussar regiment camped In an open field opposite our billet. After tliey had picketed nnd fed their horses, n general shirt hunt took place. The troopers Ignored the call "Dinner up," nnd kept on with their search for big game. They had n curious method of procedure. They bung their shirts over n hedge nnd beat them with their en trenching tool handles. I asked one of them why they didn't pick them off by band, nnd he tin-1 Mii-red. "We haven't bad n bath for J nine weeks or n change of clabber. If I tried to pick the 'cooties' ofT my i-hlrt. I would be here for duration of war." After taking n clno look nt his shirt. I agreed with him; It wns ullve. The greatest shock a recruit gets ' when he nrrlves nt his battalion In , France Is to see the men engaging In a "cootie" hunt. With nn air of con tempt nnd disgust be avoids tho com-1 pnny of the older men. until n couple of days Inter, In n torment of Itching, t he nlKi bus to resort to n shirt hunt, ' or spend many 11 sleepless night of misery. During these hunts there are lots of pertinent remark bandied back nnd forth among the explorers, such as, "Say, Kill, I'll swap you two little ones for n big one," or, "I've got a black one here that looks like Kaiser BUI." One gunny day In the front-line trench. I saw three officers sitting out elde of their dugout ("cooties" nre no respecters of runk ; I have even noticed a suspicious uneasiness about a certain well-known general), one of them was COMMUNICATION TRENCH ? " Diajram Showing Typical Front-Line n major, two of tnem were exploring their shirts, paying no uttentlon to the occasional shells which passed over head. The major was writing a letter; every now and then he would lay nslde his iirltlng-pnd, search his shirt for n few minutes, get nn Inspiration, ami then resume writing. At last be fin lidieil his letter nnd gave It to his "run ner," I wns curious to fee whether ho was writing to an Insect llrm, so when the runner passed me I engaged him In conversation und got a glimpse at the iiiMross on the envelope. It was uiMresseil to Miss Alice Somebody, In London. The "runner" Informed me that Miss Somebody was the major's sweetheart und that he wrote to her every day. Just Imagine It, writing a love letter during u "cootie" hunt; but such Is tho creed of the trenches. CHAPTER III. I Qo to Church. Uon enlistment we had Identity disks Issued to us. These were small disks of red fiber worn around the neck by means of a string. Most of the Tom mies also used a little metal disk which they wore around the left wrist by means of a chain. Tbey had previous ly figured It out that If their ht-uds Were blown off, the disk on the left wrist would Identify them. If tbey lost their left arm the disk around the neck (would serve the purpose, but It their iead and left arm were blown off, 110 De would care who tbey were, so It did not mnttcr. On one side of the disk wns Inscribed our rank, name, number nnd battalion, while on tho other wns stampi-d your religion. C. of i: mennlne Church of Eng himl: It. Cm lloman Catholic: W Xfe loynn; r Presbyterian; but If you happened tn be nn atheist they left It blank, nnd Just handed you 11 pick nnil shovel. On my disk wns stamped C of I This Is how I got It : The lieuten ant who enlisted me asked my religion. I wns not sure of the religion of the I!rltlh nrmy, so I answered, "Oh, any old thing," nnd ho promptly put down e, of n. Now, Just Imnglne my hard luck. Ont of five religions I wns unlucky enough to pick the only one where church parade wns compulsory I The next morning wns Sunday. I wns sitting In the billet writing home tn my sister telling her of my wonder ful exploits while under fin all re cruits do thin. The sergeant major put his head In the door of the billet ami shouted : "C. of E. outside for church parallel" I kept on writing. Turning to me. In n loud voice, he asked, "Empey, aren't you C. of K.?" I answered, "Yep." In nn angry tone, he commanded, "Dont you 'yep' me. Say, 'Yes, ser geant ninjor.'" "I did so. Somewhat mollified, ha ordered, "Outside for church parade." I looked up and answered. "I nm not going to church this morning." He snld. "Oh. yes, you are!" I answered, "Oh, no, I'm not!" But I went. We lined up outside with rifles nnd bayonets, 120 rounds of ammunition, wearing our tin hats, and the march to church began. After marching about five kilos, we turned off the road Into an open tli-ld. At one end of this field the chaplain wns standing In n limber. We funned n semicircle around him. Overhead there wns n black speck cir cling round nnd round In the sky. This wns n Cit-rmnn Fokkcr. The chaplain had n book In his left hand left eye on the book right eye on the airplane. We Tommies were lucky, we had no Inxiks, so had both eyes on the air plane. After church parade we were marched bnck to our billets, and played football all afternoon. CHAPTER IV. "Into the Trench." The next morning the draft was In spected by our general, and wo were assigned to different companies. Tho boys In tho brigade had nicknamed this general Old Pepper, and ho cer tainly earned the sobriquet. I was ns signed to It company with another American named Stewart. For the next ten days we "rested." repairing roads for the Frenchles. drill ing, nnd digging bombing trenches. One morning we were Informed that we were going up the line, and our march began. It took us three days to reach re serve billets each day's march bring ing the sound of the guns nearer nnd nearer. At ulght, way off In the dls- and Communication Trenches. tnnee we could see their flashes, which lighted up the sky with u red glare. Against the horizon we could see numerous nliMTvnttoti balloons or "sau sages" 11s tbey are called. On the nfternoon of the third day's march I witnessed my first airplane being .helled. A thrill ran through me nnd I gazed In nwe. The airplane was making wide circles In the ulr, whllo little puffs of while smoke were burst ing nil around It. These puITs nppeared like tiny bulls of cotton while utter each burst could be beard u dull "plop." The sergeant of my platoon Informed us that It wus 11 Herman air plane and I wondered how he could tell from such u distance because the plane M-cmt'd like a little black speck In tho sky, I expressed my doubt ns to whether It was English, French or tier num. With 11 look of contempt he fur ther Informed us that the allied anti aircraft shells when exploding emitted white smoke while the German shells gave forth black smoke, and. us he ex pressed It, "It must be un Allcmand be cause our pom-poms are shelling, und I know our butteries are not oft their bally nappers and are certainly not strafelng our own planes, und another piece of advice don't chuck your weight ubout until you've been up the lino and leurnt something. I Immediately quit "chucking my weight ubout" from that time on. Just before reaching reserve billets we were marching along, laughing, and singing one of Tommy's trench ditties: r want to go home, t want to tn home, 1 don't want to go to the trenches no more Where saussges and whtlt-btngs are ga lore. Take me over the s-i. Where the Alte rnant ran't get nt me. Oh, my, I don't want to die, I want to go home" when overhead came n "swish" through the nlr. rapidly followed by three oth ers. Then about two hundred yardi to our left In n large field, four columns of black earth nnd smoke mo Into the nlr, nnd the ground trembled from the report the explosion of four (lerman flie-nlne's, or "conlbovcs." A sharp whistle blast. Immediately followed by two short ones, rung out from the bend of our column. This wns to tnke up "artillery formation." We dlibled Into smnll squids nnd went Into the fields on the right ami left of the road, and crouched on the ground. No other shells followed this snlvo. It was our first baptism by shell fire. I'rom the waist up I wns nil enthul:im, but from there down, everything was missing. I thought I should die with fright. Af'cr awhile, we reformed Into col unins of fours, nnd proceeded on our way. About five that night, we renrhed the ruined village of II , nnd I got my first sight of the awful destruction caused by Herman Kultur. Man'hlng down the main street wo enme to the heart of the itlbige, and took up quarters In shellproof cellars (shellproof until hit by u shell). Shells A Bomb Proof. were constantly whistling over the vil lage and bursting In our rear, search ing for our artillery. These cellars wire ctM, damp and smelly, am! overrun with large rats big black fellows. Most of the Tom mles slept with their oiiTcouts over their fuces. I did not. In the middle of the night I woke up In terror. The cold, dummy feet of u ml 'had passed over my face, I Immediately smoth ered myself In my on-reoat, but could not sleep for the rest of that night. Next evening, we took cm-r our see tor of the line. In single file we wi nd-i-d our way through 11 zigzag com munication trench, six Inches deep with mud. This trench was called "Whisky street." On our way up to the front line un occasional flare of bursting shrapnel would light up the sky and we could hear the fragments slapping the ground aboie us on our right nnd left. Then n Frits would traverse back nnd forth with his "tv wrlter" or machine gun. The bullets made a sharp cracking noise overhead. The boy In front of me nnmed Pren tice crumpled up without n word. A piece of shell had gone through his shriipncl-proof helmet. I felt sick ami weak. In nbout thirty minutes we reached the front line. It wns dark as pitch. Every now und then a Herman fctnr shell would pierce the blackness out In front with Its silvery light. I was trembling all cm-r, nnd felt very lonely and afraid. All orders were given In wlils'icrs. The company we relieved filed past us and disappeared Into th blackness of the communication trench leading to tho rear. As they passed us, they whimpered, "The best o' luck mates." I t-nt on the lire step of the trench with the rest of the men. In each traverse two of the older men hud been put on guard with their heads sticking over the top, und with their eyes try ing to pierce the bltickness In "No Muns I.uud." In this trench there were only two dugouts, und these wen used by Lewis und Vlckers maihlne gunners, so It wns the tiro step for ours. Pretty won It started to mill We put on our "mucks," but tbey were not much protovtlou. The ruin trickled down our bucks, und It wus not Ions before we were wet und cold. How I passed that night I will never know, but without uny unusual occurrence, dawn orrlved. The word "stand down" wus passed along the line, und the (.entries got domi off Ihe tire step. Pretty sism the ruts Issue cumt nlong, unil It wus 11 Oodseud. It warm oil our chilled bodies and put new life Into us. Then from the communication trenches cunie illxlra or Iron pots, filled with steam ing tea, which bad two wooden stakes thrtugh their baudlcs, und were cur ried by two men. I tilled my canteen und drank tho hot tea without tuktng It flum my Hps. It wus not lung be fore I wus usleep In the muil i u tho Are step. My ambition bad been attained I I wus In a front-line trench on the went em 'runt, and oh, hjw I wljhod I weri bach tu Jersey CTy. CHAPTER V. Mud, Rats and Shells. I must have slept for two or three hours, not tho refreshing kind that re sults from clenn sheets nnd soft pil lows, but the sleep that conies from cold, wet and sheer exhaustion. Suddenly, the enrth seemed lo shake and n thunderclap burst In my ears. I opened my eyes I was splashed all over with sticky mud, nnd men were picking themselves up from the bottom of the trench. The paraH-t on my left hnd toppled Into the trench, completely blocking It with n wall of tosxed-up earth. The man on my left lay still. I rubbed the mud from my face, nnd an awful sight met my gate his head wns smashed to n pulp, nnd his steel helmet wns full of bruins nnd blood, A Herman "Minnie" (trench mortnr) tint) exploded In the next traverse. Men were digging Into the soft mass of mud In n frenxy of bnste. Stretcher-hear ers ramp up the trench on the double. After a few minutes of digging, three still, muddy forms on stretchers were carried down the communication trench to the rear. Sn they would be resting "somewhere In France." with a little wooilen cross 01 er their bends. They had done their bit for king nnd country, bud died without tiring n shot, but their services were appreciated, nevertheless. 1-iitcr on, I found out their names. They belonged to our draft. I wus dated nnd motionless. Sud denly a shmel was pushed Into my hnnds, and a rough but kindly vulre said: "Here, my lad, lend a bnnd clearing the trench, but keep your bend down, nnd look out for snipers. One of Ihe Frlts's l n daisy, nnd he'll get you If you're not careful." I.j lng on my belly on the bottom of the trench. 1 filled sandbags with the sticky mud. they were drugged to in; rear by the other men. nnd the work of rebuilding the parn-t was on. Th. harder I worked, the better I felt. Al though the weather wus cold. I wns .imkcd with sweat. Occasionally 11 bullet would crack oicrhcnd, und n machine gun would Mc. up tin mud on the hushed tn para pet. At each crack I woulil ilirk and hte!i! my face with my arm. One of ihe older men noticed this action of i.jlne. nnd whispered: "Don't duck nt the crack of a bul let, Yank; the danger has passed ou never hear Ihe one that wings you. Always remember that If you nre going to get It. you'll get It, so never worry." This made n great Impression on me nt the time, nnd from then on, I udnpt-i-d his motto, "If you're going to get It. jou'll get It." It helinsl me wonderfully. I used It so often afterwords that some of my mntes duhhed me. "If you're going to get It. youH get It." After nn hour's hanl work, nil my neriniisncss left me, nnd I was laugh ing and Joking with the rest. At one o'clock, dinner came up In the form of n dixie of hot stew. I looked for my cunti-en. It had fallen off the fire step, und was halt burled In the mud. The man on my left noticed this, und told the corporal, dishing out the rations, to put my share In his mess tin. Then he whls-H-red tn me. "Always take care of your mess tin. mate." 1 hnd learned another maxim of the trenches. That stew tasted fine. I wns as hungry as a bear. We had "seconds," or another helping, because three of tho men bad "gone West," killed by the explosion of the Herman trench mortar, nnd we nte their share, but still I was hungry, so I filled In with bully beef und biscuits. Then I drained my water bottle. Later on I learned another maxim of the front line, "Ho sparingly with your water." The bully beef made me thirsty, nnd by ten time I wns dying for n drink, but my pride would not ullow me to ask my mates for water. I was fast learning the elides of the trenches. That night I was put on guard with nn older man. We stood on the fire lip with our hands over the top, peer ing out Into No Mun's Ijiml. It wus nervous work for nie, but the other fellow- seemed to take It us part of the night's routine. Then somelMng shot past my fare. My heart stopped beating, nnd I ducked ii-.y bend below the parapet, A soft chin kle from my mute brought me to my senses, nnd I feebly nsked, "For heaven's sake, what was that?" lie answered. "Only u rat taking 11 promenade along the sandbags," I filt very sheepish. About eiery tventy minutes the sen try In tho next traverse would lire a slur shell from his flare pistol, The "plop" would give me 11 start of fright. I m ier got used to this noise during my rendu In the trenches. I would watch the urc described b the star shell, und then Mure Into Ni Man's Land uniting for It to burst. 1:. l.'s lurid light the barbed wire nr.! xtnkes would be silhouetted against II lU'lit like u latticed window. Then darkness, time, out In front of our win-, 1 heard a noise nnd saw ilurk four moving. My rlllo wus lying ucross tin siindliiiggtsl parapet. I reached for r unrl was tuklng aim to tire, when 1111 inn to grusiK-d my nrm, und whlspircd "Don't tire." He challenged In n In voice. The reply came buck Instulill.i from the dark forms: "Shut your bllukln' mouth, you bloomln' Idiot; do you want us to click It from tho Hoches?" Later we learned that the word, "No chullenglng or firing, wiring party out In front," had been gliea to the sentry on our right, but he had fulled to pass it down the trench. An ofllcer had over-hi-urd nur challeuge and the reply, and Immediately put the offending sentry under urrest. The sentry clicked twenty-ona days on the wheel, that Is, he received twenty-ono days' field pun ishment No. 1, or "crucifixion," as Tommy terms It. This consists of being spronil-caglcd on tho wheel of n limber two hours a day for twenty-one days, regardless of the weather. During this period, your rations consist of bully beef, biscuits and water. A few months later I met this sentry nnd he confided to mo that since being "crucified." he had never fulled to pass the word down the trench when hu or dered. In view of the offense, the above punishment wns very light. In that falling to pass tho word down 11 trench may menu the loss of many Hies, nnd the spoiling of some Impor tant enterprise In No Man's lamt. CHAPTER VI. "Oack of the Line." Our tour In the front-line trench lasted four days, and then we were relieved by the brigade. doing down the communication trench we were In 11 merry mood, al though we were mid nnd wet, and every bone In our bodies ached. It makes u lot of difference whether you are "going In" or "going out." At the end of the communication trench, limbers were nulling on the road for us. I thought we were going to ride hack to rest billets, but soon found out Unit the only time an In fiintrjinuii rides Is when he Is wounded nnd Is Isiutid for the base or ltllghty. These limbers enrrliil our reserie ammunition and rations, our march to rest billets was thoroughly enjoyed by me. It s.i-tnisl as If I wen on furlough, und wns leuilng be hind eurithlng that was disagree able nnd horrible. I.'iery recruit feels this wuj utter being relict ed from the trem-hes. We marched eight kilos und then halted In front of 11 French i-standiiet. The captain gate the order to turn out on itich side of the road and wult1 his return. Pretty soon he came bucki nnd told II company to occupy billets, 117. 11S and lll. IHIIet 117 was nil old stable which bad pretlously Ix-cn occupied by cows. About four feet tia , front of the i-ntrnnre wns n huge ma-j nure pile, and the odor from It was1 anything but pleasant. Using my flashlight 1 stumbled through the door Jut before entering 1 obcrvi-d n white sign reading: "Silting Ml. lying '.11." but, at the lime. Its significance did not strike me. Next morning 1 n.kiil the sergeant major what It meant. He nonchalantly answered: That's some of Ihe work of the It. A. M. C. (Itojal Army Misllcnl corps). It simply means that In case of nu nt tnrk, this billet will nccomnnslnti fifty wounded who are able to sit up 1 mo I tnke notice, or twenty stretcher I cases." I It wns not long nfter this tint I was j one of the "X IjliU." I soon hit the bay and was fast asleep, eten my friends tho "cooties" I fntl.il to disturb nie. The next morning at nhout six o'clock I was awnkeniil by the lance corporal of our section. Informing me that I hnd been detailed as mesa or derly, and to report to Ihe cook and ghe til lit n hand. I helped him make the fire, curry water from nn old well, nnd fry the bacon. Lids of dixies an used to cook the bacon In. After breukfust was cooked, I carried a dtile of hot tea nnd the lid full of bacon to our section, und told the corsirnl that breakfast whs ready. He looked at me In contempt, and then shouted, "llrenk fast up, come and get It I" I Immedi ately got wire to Ihe trench parlance. nnd never again Informed that "Ilreak fast was serted." It didn't take long for tho Tommies to unswer this call. Half dressed, they lined up with their canteens und I dished out the tea. Each Tommy curried In his hand a thick slice of breud which had lievn Issued with the rations the ulght before. Then I had the pleasure of seeing them dig Into the bacon with their dirty lingers. The allow unce was one slice per man. Tho late ones recclieil tery small sllces. As each Tommy got bis i-hurc he Im mediately disappeared Into the billet. Pretty soon ubout fifteen of them made n rush tn the cookhouse, euch currlng n huge slice of bread. These slices they dipped Into the bacon grease which was stewing oter the lire. Tho Inst maa Inturlubly lost out. I wus tho lust man. After breukfust our section carried their equipment into 11 field adjoining the billet und got busy retooling the trench mud therefrom, becnuse ut ii'.i'i 11. m., tbey hud tn full In for Inspection und parade, und woe betide the man who was unshaven, or hud mud on his uniform. Cleniillness Is next to godli ness In the llrttlsh nrmy, und Old l'l per must hnte been personally ac quainted Willi St. Peter. Our drill consisted of close-order formation, which lusted until noon. During this time we hnd Iwo ten-mill ute breaks for rest, und no sooner Ihe word, "Full out for ten minutes," was glti'ii than euch Tommy got out u fug und lighted IU Fugs are Issued every Sunday morn ing, nnd you generally get between twenty und forty, .The brand gen erally Issued Is the "Woodbine." Some times we are lucky und get "Hold Hakes," "Pluyera" or "Hed HusMira." Occasionally un Issue of "Life ltujs" comes along. Then the older Tummies Immediately get busy un the recruits and trade these for "Woodbines" or "Ootdtlakes." A recruit only bus to be stuck once In this manner, and then be ceases to be a recruit. There Is h reason. Tommy Is a great cigarette smoker. He smokes under all condi tions, except Waen unconscious or when he Is reconnolterlng In No Man's Ianl at night -Then, for obvious rcu