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DIER BOYS fire. Well, I didn't swear, but just started all over again, and the second (Continued from Paye 1) time my luck was better. The meat was a little rare, but that is the way I like it when I cook it myself, but| when someone else .s cook I prefer it well done. The camp quarantine was lifted last week and one of the boys and I went to Tacoma on a buss and from there to Seattle on a boat, and Tacoma are real cities, but the streets don't care where they yo. They pay no attention whatever to hills and ravines. We had a most deliyhtful time and had the pleasure of sleep iny without interruption of the buyle on Sunday morniny. This is Thanksyiviny day. Instead of eatiny the biy feast in France I will eat at Camp Lewis, and althouyh I would like to be in France I don't be lieve they could have a better feed over there than we are haviny today. The cooks have been bakiny all week, and they say the dinner alone will cost cne hundred and sixty five dollars I helped carry the turkeys over from the supply office yesterday and they were such nice ones I told the boys they were surely yrown at Emmett Idaho. Several days ayo I took one of the last issues of the Emmett Index and went down to pay a visit to Hardy Shane, but when I inquired for him I was told he had gone home. He has the treats coming when I yet home, too, but I can't say just how soon it will be. Well, Mr. Gamage. it is about time to eat and I must bring this to a close, because I won't be able to write after dinner. Seattle A Big Feed. Raymond Creswell sends us a menu of the Thanksgiving dinner served the forces at the marine barracks, Mare Island, Calif. It is enough to make one's mouth water: Dinner Ripe Olives Celery Stuffed Tomatoes with Tuna Fish Bisque of Oysters Toasted Crackers Roast Young Turkey Radishes Chestnut Dressing Cranberry Sauce Sweet Potatoes Southern Giblet Gravey Green Peas Bread Jelly Roll Stewed Corn Butter Hot Mince Pie On or around the first of the month our company held a drawing to see in the company would go in, and I held the hat, and was lucky enough to draw which turn the different fellows of Coffee Cigarettes From Lloyd Simons St. Nazaire, Franc« -Dear Folks: On the morning of the 19th I returned here from my first leave, or "permis sion", as they are called by the French army, and I had such a wonderful time that I thought that the least I could do would be to write to you all about it, so here goes, the title being "Seeing France in 14 days," or "Why Soldiers Leave Home". number two. A young fellow from Portland, Reed Moore by name, and I matched together to go to Nice, on the Italian border, and we received our passes, effective the 5th. We both drove the night of the 4th, and got up about 10 a. m., on the 5th, and then cigarettes and gum, and some cheese and crackers for the trip. We left went to town and bought up a lot of camp about 5 p. m. and walked to town to eat, as our train left at 9. We PROPER FOOD Produces endurance and endurance pro duces Success. Success depends greatly on human health. Wholesome food not only establishes Health, but it maintains Vitality essential to daily work. Our Groceries Are selected according to the above. They are wholesome, kept cleanly and represent standard manufacturers. Choice Teas and Coffees Here Fresh Fruits and Vegetables CASH GROCERY Phone 189-J. W. C. LANGROISE, Propr. W1 4 re They Have Things had one earri , cd our spare clothes and toilet articles ; ■ j in our haversack, which we had slung over our shoulders, and which weighed | j perhaps ten pounds, so we were not I j encumbered with a lot of baggage. We j , had our raincoati! aIs(J with us . | I We gut on the train all right, and went in to a second class compartment, | w }, ere American go , djers . Welli there was j nothin>f worth mentioning about | tr jp exce p b that it was pretty tiresome | [ and our rou t e carried us through the i dty of Tours, which is the A E F ' a section was reserved for the headquarters, j morning of the sixth at Paris, at 7 a m., at the Paris-Orleans Station, on the Quai d'Orsay. We yrabbed a two lunyed taxi, and went to the Hotel Metropolitan, where we met several other fellows from our outfit, and up on heariny from them that the hotel was on the bunk, we all piled into two other machines and went to the Hotel Nouvells, on the Rue Lafayette. That was a swell place, and for 6 francs, or $1.10 a Xiay, we yot a fine room, two beds, and everythiny very modern, and the landlady spoke Eng lish also, so we were well satisfied with the hotel. I suppose it sounds as if we were hittiny it up pretty hard ridiny in taxis in Paris, but for two francs you can yo about three or four miles, and our bill was only 1 franc, ^45 centimes. I foryot to say we had breakfast in the first hotel, and it was nuts, too, an omelette and coffee cost us about 9 franc for two of us. No wonder the other fellows kicked. After cleaniny up a bit, we went to the site of the Bastille, where there is a biy monument, saw the Sunken Gar den, Cleopatra's Needle, the Champ Elysees, and aii the biy buiidinys, and j main hiyhw T ays, which sure are won derful. We must have walked at least We arrived on the 12 miles, and tired, oh! my! at noon we were ready to drop, so we bid our host farewell, and went to the hotel, where we rested up a bit before eat iny. Paris is one yrand promenade, and it certainly is the most wonderful city I have ever seen for beauty and art, and you never do tire of seeing the wonderful buildings, and wonder ful women, too. It was raining when we hit Lyon, so the first impression we yot of the se cond largest city in France was rather a poor one. These French cities are all built so that there is usually a big square about every five blocks or so, and this was true here also. Right at the depot was the Perracche Square, with a biy monument, and there we got on a car, and went to the Place Belcour, another square, in the heart of town. During our stay, we went one afternoon up the big mountain right out of the city and took the tram up to the summit, and ther is a big steel tower up there, which you can ascend in an elevator for a franc, and the view is wonderful from the top. On a clear day it is possible to Mt. Blanc in Switzerland, altho we were unable to see it on account of the clouds. The city of Lyon stretches out for several miles, and is indeed a wonderful pretty city; the population now is over a million. There are about see 10 bridges crossing the Rhone, among them being the new Pont Wilson, nam ed after the President, and it is a won derful structure, made of white stone, and about 400 feet long. It was dedi cated this year on July 4th. to Dijon, then back to Paris, and a day later were on our way back home, arriving there in due time. So I am on the job again and feeling fine. Of course, we all feel pretty blue at hav Leaving Lyon on the 16th we went Warm Things for Cold Days « Men's Apparel Groceries Our long experience here fits us to know the needs of men and boys in wearing ap parel. From the young fellow who wants to dress up to the lumberjack who wants to be protected from the cold and the rain and snows, we are prepared to fit them out com pletely. 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When You Want Good Shoes Go to John MclNish's Store General Merchandise aud Groceries To thg Editor of The Stars and to be in the rear when such excit ing ing things are happening every up at the line, and we are all praying for the day when our unit can go up and do something worth while. Come On. Ensign Stripes I notice a challenge from Ensign Fred Anderson of the Salvation Army. I accept the challenge if the proper ar rangements can be made. I agree with him that for a one griddle fry it was some fast work, Although not amember of the Sal vation Army I am the next thing to it —an, or rather was, a mess sergeant non-combatant unit. While in this in a line of duty I was placed in charge of one of the largest camps in France; I dare not tell the name of the place, for it would cause every soldier in the A. E. F. to go AWOL to see this wonderful kitchen; I won't tell you the number of men we fed there, for I don't want to give the impression that I am trying to kid someone. Now for the kitchen: The kitchen 928 feet wide and 1,358 range was feet long. It took 18 firemen to keep it hot; we had 519 cooks and 700 K. We mashed potatoes with a P.s'. pile driver and ground coffee with a 359 h. p. Liberty motor. They hauled out dirty pans on railroad cars and the K. P.'s went on roller skates. As I was mess sergeant I rode up and down the kitchen on a motorcycle shouting orders through a megaphone. Now for the flap jacks: We mixed batter with concrete mixers; had a steam shovel moving egg shells away from the door and six K. P.'s with ba con rinds strapped on their feet skat ing over the griddle to keep it greased When I tell you that on three occa sions I was forced to fry all the cakes myself you will agree with me in thinking I would have some show with Mr. Anderson in a contest. I am willing to take on anyone in the Allied Forces under any conditions they wish to name: blindfolded, hand-' cuffed, one eye closed, one foot on the ; floor, turn 'em with a shovel, toothpick J —well, in any old way they care to do j ! it. i Pardon this letter, as I am not a ! j writer—I am a pancake fryer and : ! what it takes to make 'em, I've got. CLARENCE D. BROOKS, ! Air Service. ( Ensign Fred Anderson of the Sal- j vation Army made 8,000 hotcakes in 17 hours.—Editor.) The King Slood By The Guns. "I didnt' see the king myself," said | one of the wounded Italians—he was i an artilleryman from Piedmont , a 1 powerful chap nearly 7 feet high, j who would never walk without a -"but a paesano from my town crutch day!told me this true story about him: "My friend was orderly to an artil lery captain and one day he went off with his officer to examine a newly I placed battery which the king was ex I pected to come up to inspect. All of a sudden, while the captain and my friend were there, the Austrians got the range and began to fire. A shrap nel ball hit the captain who, as he fell, shouted to his orderly to run and save himself. The artilleryman got into a panic and some of them began run ing back, not even minding passing the king's motor, which had just come up. Of course, my friend stood by his! officer and tried to stanch the blood from his wound, but the captain was fast dying and the orderly was so heartbroken and excited that, seeing the men running away and hearing the horn of his majesty's motor sounding farther and farther away in the dis tance, he grew rather desperate and throwing himself over his captain's dead body, shouted aloud,'Even the king leaves us!' He had hardly said this when someone touched him on the shoulder and, turning around, whom should he see but the king himself standing there quietly as if no shells were bursting about. The orderly rose stood at attention, shaking in his boots but Victor Emanuel said to him: 'my son, the motor has gone, but the king remains with his soldiers!' And my friend and his majesty sat beside the captain's body until the stretcher bear ers came and carried it away." Teachers' Examinations. The regular teachers' examination for all grades of certificates, includ ing both state and county, will be held at the Court House in Emmett, Thurs day, Friday, and Saturday, December 19, 20, and 21, 1918. ELLA E. BRESHEARS, County Superintendent. Optometry means eye service. C. D. BUCKNUM Funeral Director and Licensed Embalmer Finest Equipped Funeral Chapel in the state. Calls to city or country responded to promptly. Agency for M ONUMENTS of all kinds. Day and night phone 4-J i j j | , j I Corner Grocery THE HOME OF GOOD EATS The place to buy Groceries for the least money. Everything fresh and clean and nothing but the best carried in stock. Fresh Green Vegetables of all kinds. 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