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DIER BOYS (Continued from Page 1) were all white faces and fat as mud. It takes a pretty good bunch of cattle to look good on a stormy day, but they certainly did. The stock looked awfully poor through Arizona and western New' Mexico, but through the company that were sick and could not do anything, and we didn't have a sign of a light. But such is life in the army. Ont thing, I am certainly thankful that I feel different than when I left Fremont, I am feeling fine now. I came very nearly not getting to come with the bunch. The morning before we started the doctor took my temperature and said "I guess I'll have to send you to the hospital,' but I talked him out of it. There were several left at Fremont. I don't think we will be here more than four or five days. The 8th infantry left Fre mont two days before we did and they are leaving here this morning. We experienced all sorts of weather on the road. All through Arizona it the northern of the and southeastern Colorado and western Kansas they looked pretty good. Of course they looked good from there on this way. Say, folks, through all the country that we passed through and I took particular notice, I didn't see one piece of poor wheat, and there are worlds Illinois and all the other states of it, too, through Kansas, Missouri, came through. Near Emporia, Kansas for miles on each side of the track were the prettiest prospect for wheat one could hope for. By Golly! mail was just called out and I got yours and Mrs. Sweet's let ters. That bunch of mail we got this morning created more excitement than any that has come yet. You see this is the first any of us have had for eight days. One of the boys that I am with now is from Oklahoma. After he read his letters he said, "After the war is over, when I get back to New York, I am just going to junp on the first train I see and run like hell." He was a bookkeeper in his home town, and a mighty fine fellow too. Believe me, there will be some ex citing times when this war is over. One fellow said that he was going to grab a big goose and shove him out in the water and point him westward. We stopped at St. Thomas, Ont., and got out and exercised a little. That is one place that a person could tell that somewhere in the world there was a war. Several returned Cana dian soldiers came down to the train and talked to us. They shook hands with us with a different feeling to what the common handclasp means. We passed by one home that had three gold stars in the service flag. An old Another thing I noticed there was lady was standing out in front with tears in her eyes as we marched by. a Canada Victory Loan poster, and the rate of interest was 5% per cent. I saw more big horses than I ever saw in any place of its size. There were very few trucks. we I'll tell you though when we got back across the river into the U. S. you could tell who had the "pep." We came down through Pennsylvania through a jot of big factory town. All along the Lehigh Valley road it is just one big factory or steel mill after another. We came through Al lentown, Bethlehem, Easton and lots of other big places. Whenever the train would get into one of those places the mill whistles would open up and the fellows would run to the win , ,. ... , .. . , by a big silk mill and it is operated dows and wave and yell. We passed entirely by girls and women. One place in Canada I saw a woman plow ing with three horses and a little baby was tied in the wagon at the corner of the field. Talk about airplanes: There are fifteen or twenty sailing around over camp now, doing all sorts of stunts. We got part of our overseas equip ment this morning. They tested our heart and lungs. I got through O. K. From Lynn Noland, Montour. Oct.7—Dear Parents; Will drop you a line today to let you know that I am still in France and s^fe. We are just back from the front and were very successful. We had but very few casualties. They were the Walking ton boy, who used to live in Emmett, and Frank Speckelmyre from Long Valley, killed by shrapnel. John Ha ley of Montour was wounded in the leg and Fred Spear of Emmett got a slight wound in the leg. I was with the trucks and did not see John when they brought him by. The last letter from home was dat ed Sept. 1st and I also received one from Eugene with John Haley's ad dress but don't know whether he would get a letter or not as he is in Get the Genuine and Avoid Wastes oQ mm 0 /ß^Lconomy In Every Cake some hospital and may not get back to his company. Well, Pop, your way of fighting is a good one. Water elm clubs are quite frequently used over here. Don't think we will be in France forever, be cause the Germans are falling back fast. Whatever you hear at home is straight goods. It is just pouring down rain today, but, we are in a nice dry place, so don't care how hard it This is certainly the greatest pours. country for rain that I ever saw. I believe it has the western coast beaten by far. I am driving a truck now. The roads are much better than we have in Idaho, so it isn't such a hard job. Ev eryone in this company is looking good and is not complaining. Am very busy and outside of a little cold I am feeling fine. Am with the trucks so have a good place to sleep. The last letter from home was dated Sept, 15, so our mail service is getting better all the time. Haven't much time to write, but try to head two letters for home each week. Must close and get to work on the car. Hope this finds you all well. Now don't worry one bit over me, I want you to look when I get home like you did when I left you. From Earl Sanders. This young man, a member of Co. C. 348th Machine Gun Battaion in France is a brother of Mrs. H. F. Lee of Em mett His home is at North Powder. His father is here visiting his daugh ter: Oct. 12-—Well, I went over and gave the Dutch a visit today and received a little wound inthe left leg. But don't worry, for the Red Cross sure take good care of a fellow. From Jettie B. Hill Oct. 3, 1918—France is quite a busy country. I would like to be home and tell you everything. I have been to the front and over the top and feel fine and dandy. I have had some ex perience, but I can't tell you about it. I am Hope to sometime, though, sleeping with a fellow from Boise. I am the only one here from Emmett. The Story the Citations Tell. The following article is taken from the Stars and Stripes, the soldiers' paper in France, and was sent home by Lawrence Polly to his father, because the hero, Carl Dasch, is an old boy hood friend of Lawrence's and his home is at Payette: Perhaps the story told most fre quently in the citations accompanying the award the of Distinguished Ser vice Cross is the # story of utter selfishness, of single-hearted devotion to the dangerous task of ministering, under enemy fire, to the wants and needs of others. This principle of utter unselfishness, of utter self-for getfulness in the ardor of helping the other fellow to come through, rightly be said to be at the bottom of every act for which the coveted de coration is awarded. Take, for example, the case of Pri vate Carl W. Dasch, of the Headquar ters Company of a certain Infantry regiment, who won his Cross for ex un may traordinary heroism in action north east of Chateau-Thierry. Of him the citation says: During the entire period 26 July to 1 August, 1918, he carried messages between the firing line and battalion headquarters through heavy enemy shell-fire. On returning from the fir ing line he would pick up a severely wounded man each time and carry him through the barrage to a first aid station. He finally became so ex hausted he could not continue his work, yet he had td be ordered to re port to the aid station for treatment. During the whole series of engage ments he did not sleep, and taxed his physical endurance to the utmost at all times, setting to his comrades an example of utter disregard of danger and of exceptional devotion to duty, Private Dasch might well have argu ed to himself that he waé performing highly important and dangerous duty in carrying his messages back thru the enemy barrage, and that it would be folly to try to saddle himself with a heavy wounded man, unable to help himself, on each trip. He might well have argued that it was the better part of valor to save his strength for the work he had to do, that he would be serving the cause better by conserv ing his health, by snatching a little rest when he could. But Private Dasch let none of those considerations weigh with him. His mates were in need, and he gave them all that was in him until he could give no more. Even then he struggled against the inevitable; and perhaps the clause in his citation that best de scribes what manner of man he was is: "Yet he had to be ordered to report to the aid station for treatment." Take another example, that of 2nd Lieut. Elmer T. Doocy. Infantry, awarded his Cross for repeated acts of extraordinary heroism in action near Suippes, northeast of Chalons sur-Marne, on the 14th and 15th of July, and near Sergy, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, on the 28th, 30th and 31st of July.. The citation says of him After being severely wounded, with utter disregard of his own safety and comfort, he remained on duty with his platoon under heavy fire of gas and high explosive shells. Again, on Hill 212, near Sergy, he led his platoon and that of another wounded officer for ward into a machine gun nest under heavy fire, captiAing four prisoners and two machine «runs, and two days later, at night, near Sergy, at great risk of his own life, he bravely went out in front of a German sniper and brought back into the line a wounded corporal of his platoon. The story of the exploits that won the D. S. C. for Corporal Sidney Manning. Infantry, who displayed traordinary heroism in action near; Croix Rouge farm, northeast of Cha teau-Thierry, on the 27th of July, furnishes another case in point: Corporal Manning was in charge an automatic rifle squad. One gunner was killed, and one carrier and him self wounded by shell-fire. Although wounded, he took the rifle and am munition and continued the advance. On reaching the top of the hill he was again wounded by machine gun fire: he still advanced with his platoon. On reaching the bottom of the hill, his platoon was forced to withdraw, be ing flanked on both sides. He re mained at the bottom of the hill alone and covered the withdrawal, keeping the enemy from closing in on his pla toon, He then rejoined his platoon, having received nine wounds. Then there is Corporal Rufus Wise man, infantry, in charge of a detail for carrying ammunition to a machine gun section northeast of Chateau Thierry, from the 29th of July to the second of August. Corporal Wise his duties had been given permission to withdraw to the rear. Instead, he remained with his detail for four days on the firing line under heavy enemy bombardment and machine gun fire, assisting the machine gun crew. During those four days he was suffering from the effects of gas, but refused to be evacuated. Northeast of Chateau-Thierry, on the 29th of July, an attacking bat talion sent out a call for ammunition. , o i o . T - , In response, Supply Seargeant Byron ... D c \ x W. Peyton, Infantry, drove a combat , , , , , wagon in broad daylight into the front ... _ line positions near Fere-en-Tardenois . ..... .. . and, says the citation accompanying -, . .. the award of the Cross to him, "de ... ... ... livered the ammunition required by ,. , . his comrades on the front." Again, ... , , ! , w'as service of others, blindness to risk , , . , , . , , . when he might bring them that which they needed, that made the deed what it was Among the posthumous awards of the Cross awards to- men who gal lantly made the attempt to succor others in distress and who failed only with the spending of their lives, the same principle stands out. It is writ ten after the name of Private Charles J. Kane, D.S.C., and after that of Pri vate John Turano, D. S. C., both of the infantry: Attempting to bring his captain, who was lying wounded and exposed to fire, to shelter near Vaux, 1 July, 1918, he was himself killed, thereby sacrificing his life in an effort to res cue his commanding officer. Aside from the underlying principle of service to others, the obliviousness to danger when the lives of comrades can be saved by running the great risk another thing stands out amidst the names on the D. S. C. award lists. It is that not a single race that goes in to the great melting pot of races which we call America is unrepresent ed among the gallant and self-sacri monopoly on the virtue of unselfish braver 3 S ' n<rle h " 3 r ^' There are Luzis and Grabinskis, Halfmanns and Kochenspargers, Tho mases and Simpsons, Sullivans and Martins, Camerons and McKennas on the roll of honor, all equal in glory. riva s o one anot er only in the amount of service they can render to their fighting mates, regardless of from what stock those mates may have sprung. Men of many nationalities, t e> now only the one flag now, the flag that they, bj their sacrifice and aring, have helped to advance on the age-old battlefields of the Old World, bringing the message of hope and c eei rom the New. The story that the citations tell is that the valor of the fathers is noti dead, that the spirit of service of sacrifice, of absolute unsefishness in the face of death lives in and moves an permeates the America of today at war. He Balked. A soldier writing home tells of the amusing hospitality of (Sie French people: a nearby farmhouse to have a drink with him. There was no refusing and so I went. The proprietor of the house was mighty pleased to do the hospi "I stooped at one place and a French soldier insisted that I should step in To Cash Basis November 1 We wish to announce that beginning November 1 we will do a strictly cash business. This is a war re quirement as well as a business necessity, and will be of benefit to our customers as well as to ourselves. It will enable us to sell goods on better terms. On and after that dale no credit whatever will be given. Newell & Stcgner LETHA, IDAHO ( ' _ i Claiming More Victims Than „ ... r , ! Batt,e * ronts ° f Europe— i | INFLUENZAWORSETHAN HUN BULLETS ! Disease ('an Be Avoided According to carefully compiled statistics it is an indisputable fact that the Spanish Influenza Epidemic which is now sweeping all parts of the country is daily claiming far more victims than German bullets on the battle fronts of Europe. Although civil and military authorities have suc ceeded in checking the disease in some localities, it is growing worse in others and continues to spread at an alarming rate. That the disease can be avoided there is no longer a doubt. According to leading authorities the powers of resistance of the human system can be so perfected that it can throw off almost any infection, not even excepting Spanish influenza, which is one of the most contagious diseases known. persons who are suffering from lowered vitality, who are weak and rundown and who have not the strength to throw it off who are the earliest victims. Persons who have bad colds, who are suffering from ca tarrhal troubles, or inflammation of the mucous membranes are especially susceptible, as the inflamed mucous membrane linings of the nose and throat are an open door to the germs. .... . , , This condition is almost always ac , , , , companied by a weakened condition of the system, „ ,, . If you are suffering from any of .. .r. 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Davis Drug Store. tabIe aet to an American AI1 the dif f erent kinds of dri nks he had were placed on the table Professinp a preat preference for his cider I es caped the others. Ah-a-a. I had been traveIin *> 80 1 ™»«t be hungry. I hadn't said a thing about being hun . in fact sufficient> and l insisted for a pood reason . j have told vou how many of the French peasants live in one end of the house and the stock in the other . i"his house was one such place. In the meantime the other members of the family had ^thered in the room; an old woma n, two grown girls and a smaI , pirl . The old m an wouldn't be s tayed. He produced a 'potato bread, soppy but not so bad tasting; a cot tage c heese and some goat cheese that sme lled immensely. So I ate, drank and m ade merry. Everything they b*d to eat was mine, if I wished to consume it . The old man had much to abou t "Le President Wilson," "bravo Americanies," "bon soldats," yet found time to shove m ore goat cheese at me . The climax came when 0 id m an, very joculary, would have me k ; ss the two girls good-by. I had eaton goat cheese for hospitality's sake; I balked when it came to sealing hospitality with a kiss." I Surely Not Bump of Knowledge. O'Brien met Flanagan and noticed he had a big lump on his forehead, "Hello." said O'Brien. "Is that a bump of knowledge?" "Indeed, it's not," said Flanagan. "It's n bump of ignorance »f knowing nothing about boxing." $ Si? l-' - CSnjjjanyLC AVOve of Our 2Z P«cfihÔ; U.S.A. Unlike Topsy— Swift & Company Has Not "Jest Crowed 99 Swift & Company, in fifty years of well ordered growth, has become one of the great national services because it has learned to do something for the American people which they needed to have done for them, in the way in which they preferred to have it done. It has met each successive demand, in the changing conditions of national life, by getting good meat to increasing mil lions effectively, efficiently, economically, and expeditiously. 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