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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.
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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In response, Supply Seargeant Byron
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W. Peyton, Infantry, drove a combat
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wagon in broad daylight into the front
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line positions near Fere-en-Tardenois
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and, says the citation accompanying
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the award of the Cross to him, "de
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livered the ammunition required by
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his comrades on the front." Again,
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w'as service of others, blindness to risk
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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
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
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November 1
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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
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Claiming More Victims Than
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! Batt,e * ronts ° f Europe—
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
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According to leading authorities the
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the faCt t " at Tanlac is now having the
greatest sale of any system tonic in
the history of medicine. In less than
four years time over Ten Million Bot
tles have been sold and the demand is
constantly increasing. Thousands are
using it daily for the above troubles
with the most astonishing and grati
fying results.
Tanlac increases your weight and
strength and creates a good, healthy
appetite for nourishing food. It keeps
you physically fit and helps every
organ' of the body perform its proper
function in the natural way.
In connection with the Tanlac treat
ment be sure and keep the bowels open
by taking Tanlac Laxative Tablets,
samples of which are included in every
Tanlac is sold in Emmett at The H.
T. 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."
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."
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