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if THE PENSACOLA JOURNAL TUESDAY MORNING, APRIL 29, 1919. Lost Battalion Story Told By "Y" Man Wio Was First Civilian To Aid Survivors J Alt V i-i- n , r f V ... M r tae m an ae M Mtt 111 1 in la ft fla T. si. a. V tee 111 it winrt mwltMtM.t -work o A tl M. 0. A. la mmcimmm lM'WMI vy (Messes MU llaseseftr. - f I SB MMHtlaa a y. . a? the ftirr-Ateni s 'mm -ua. x aeu lute m eae Wt.tt : .1 : 4fc KM.SSaiHMSSSBv . A. i EST k3 .harry tyr i&lAiiZ. & ZL Barrow, of Nets York, Says " WE'RE Americana We Can't Surrender'9 Wgm Real Reply of Lieut' Cot Whittlesey To German Demand To Quit f One of the most prized tradi tions of the -war has been shattered Che famouis "Go to hell" of Lieut. Col. Charles W. Whittlesey, of the "Lost Battalion." in reply to the German demand for surrender. The message which thrilled the world when the story of the Tost 'Battalion" was told was nerer sent, according to Stephen B. Burrows, of Naw York a Y.M.C.A. man, re cently re turned-'Trora France, who with Harry W. Blair, of Carthage, Mo another Y" man, was the first civilian to give aid to the American heroes when they, were rescued in the depths of the Argonne Forest last October. Burrows asserts that no reply whatever was mad to the ooche call to the Americans to Quit. . .. - - During the six days and nights in which the battalion, cut off from all help, was enduring wounds, thirst, hunger and constant attacks by the Germans, Burrows and Blair were within 1,000 yards of the be leaguered troops, helping to care for the wounded and giving; out supplies. In support of bis state ment -that no reply was made to the Germans. Burrows points out that there were no means at hand for sending an answer unless that an swer was an agreement to surren- t der. Followed Boys Over Top Burrows and Blair were at tached to the 308th Infantry and followed the boys 5 over the top when the 77th Division began its great drive on - the Argonne For est last September. During the first five . days' fight," in which the doughboys hacked their way to tho middle of the fourteen-mile wedge of woods. Burrows was at work giving out supplies and car ins for wounded, and he was in the front lines when, on October "2, the order came to CoL Whit tlesey to advanco bis men . .1,000 yards. ;,. - :;:. ' v The! jungle-like density of the forest, the YJU.CjL man relates, was largely responsible for the suc cess of . the German coup which nearly cost the lives of Whittlesey .and 600 men. - As soon as Whittle sey: advanced, the enemy filtered by both his flanks and within a few' hours, by means of hidden machine guns and. squads of snipers and grenade throwers, had cut off the battalion entirely from the 77ths lines. . - For two days. Burrows says, the fate of the battalion was not known. Then some pigeons arrived giving some details of the disaster and describing the battalion's pos ition in the forest. Meanwhile ev ery effort was being made to cut a way through to the relief of the boys. So strong was the concentra tion of machine guns, that daylight fighting was little better than sni- cor 1 " B. B. Burrow, Bse 811 Beverly Roes, Brooklyn, N. Y. Uy dear If r. Burrow: - Ton have called my attention to the fact that - the tatemcnt ha been made that, on the relief of the "Lost Battalion," money was charged by the YJt.GJL for choco late and cocoa supplied, to the mem. Of course you and I know that thi i not a feet, and, I take great pleasure in stating that on that occasion the first hot food which the men received wa the cocoa supplied by the TJf.C-s. . The assistance of the YJt.GJL. at that time wa tremendously appre ciated by the mem and by the , of' fleers, and wa given in a Jlne and liberal spirit without any sugges tion of reimbursement. Further' more, the YJt.GJL wa the only- or ganization present at that time. I should like, to add that the work pf -the TJf.CA. in our regiment was of the very ' greatest help, and wa thoroughly and crctzfrily ap preciated. Sincerely, - Charles W. Whittlesey. Of Pi .... JLf , Jll !, The 1! i! RedCrosoMan il 4 it it i S tit fr eide. All the attempts had to be' made at night. Would r!t Signal Jrm-m How little intention WhitUesey And his men had of surrendering is indicated. Barrows points out, by their sacrifice of food and ammu nition which they could hare had by attracting the attention of the aviators, who flew - over every, day, trying to locate the battalion to as to drop supplies. The besieged bat-, talion was provided with squares of red and white oilcloth which, spread on the ground, could be seen by the airmen, but the men refused to use them for fear that the Ger mans would mistake the white of these cloths for a sign of surrender. One package of ammunition and food landed near the battalion. Bur rows says. When ' several dough boys crept down from the hillside into which they had dug them selves and tried to get this package, the German snipers and machine -gunners wiped out the little group. CoL Whittlesey ordered that no more attempts be made to get this food. 'k- ,'- . " 1 These airmen won the admira tion of the entire division by their , daring attempts to help ' , the trapped men. Burrows says that the aviators, in their ef forts to see the men. would come down almost to the tops of the trees, flying through a hail of bul lets from the German rifles. Two of . these aviators were shot down., and be wings of every machine that went over were riddled, yet the fliers returned every day and' resumed their eearch. . Semnder Dtmapd Anitw . It was on the fourth day that the surrender demand crrived. Toward late afternoon the men on the left of the battalion heard a hail from the rrocds and a German, in Eng lish, shouted that he had a pris oner with a note for the battalion commander. This prisoner was a doughboy who had been one of a party of ten that had tried to get back for help. Six were killed and the other four captured after they Two Y. 11. C A. fen Were Within 1,000 Yard of Be diejed Doajhbcye during Week of Peril, and Were First Civilians to Aid Tksm WhenRescned had keen knocked out with gren- . ades and wounded by machine gun bullets. This survivor, blindfolded and with the German note in his hand," was led to a point: near the left flank of the battalion. One of Whittlesey's men crawled through the underbrush, found the prisoner and guided him back to his com rades. The note was taken to CoL Whittlesey. In effect, it is said that the battalion, which had been without food for four days, was en tirely surrounded and ' .could not hope to escape; and urged. that, in mercy to the wounded and to those still living, further resistance , ' should be abandoned. According to : members of the : battalion whom Burrows talked with immediately after their rescue; CoL Whittlesey remarked, after ' carefully reading the note: "We're Americans we cant sur render." . Cowld Not Send Reply In erder to make any reply, the "7" man explains, either a dough boy would have to carry . it, becom ing a prisoner, or it would have to be shouted, a dangerous proceeding because it would help indicate the position of the battalion. So the boys simply dug themselves in and Lung on. - In two days, more than 1,000 cas ualties resulted from the attempts ' to resoue. the battalion. Burrows says. , The troops had to make ail their dashes by night, and the only route by which they could approach the advance, position was up a winding ravine in which the Ger mans had ' built a narrow guase track. The enemy kept this ravine under constant fire, and the casual ties among the relief squads were heavy.:..., : When the battalion finally was rescued, Burrows and Blair who had moved up their supplies, had hot drinks and cigarettes for the . 400 survivors as they were brought back into the lines and helped give first aid to the wounded and get them back to the dressing station. Burrows is loud in praise of the late MaJ. James A. Roosevelt anl his men of, the supply company since without their help it would have been' impossible to get Y. M. C. A. supplies up to the boys In the front lines. As it was. Burrows and Blair were always able to give fair-' ly prompt service.1 After the first of October they gave away more than 18.000 francs of . supplies to the doughboys of their division, mak ing no attempt to sell anything. Burrows and Blair were with the 77th .Division during the Argonne fight and remained with , it until . the armistice was signed. Bur rows is married, has three chil dren and Is an electrical engineer. Blair, who is still in France, Is a lawyer. v- r wrM 1 ' 1 j . ; ; : GtKor Flours may promise much, but SUPERLATIVE SELF RISING FLOUR. KEEPS THE FAITH Itfcwesyou LIGHTNESS, 7HTTENESS and PURITY combined with RICH WTMMENT and PERFECT LEAVENING. T WEIXES-KAHN CO Pens-eels, Fla. ORLEANS HOLDS CELEBRATION FOR RETURNING MEN SCew Orleane. April 2 After a welooming celebration . , which. It Is claimed, te unparalleled In the history of the city, Louisiana and Mississippi contingents Which Arrived here early today from a year's eerviee overseas; left tonight for Camp Shelby for de mobilization in a few days. The units consisted of a detachment of the S4th brigade; . base hospital units, 2,402; six batteries of 141st field artillery, and 114th trench mortar battery, about thirteen hundred in alL Following & procession along the streets of the ciy. the soldiers were given the freedom of the city. . YOKOHOLIA FIRE DESTROYS OVER 2CC3 BUILDINGS Tokohoma, April 28. A large 'sec tion of Yokohoma burned today. Two hundred , buildings, including part of the business section, were destroyed. Tokio firemen helped . to check the names before they reached the foreign residential section. 41 il it n , - - - - - & By ROY PCRRINa tt44l4l4l4f4l4t4t4i4i rremOmnt Slutet Uske her snappy' That-a-boyr "Who wus the bird. Bait Looked like a six-cylinder officer, but they don't ride in no fllwer.' .. Ton ; ere guessln , close, Ireland. Didn't you see the Bed Gross on his Jitney? That's the Bed Cross Man. He's got a real handle but few know what It's like. Every jack from the C O. to the ducks in the guardhouse call him the Jted Cross Man, Got 'em In air the camps. "I didn't see none at Wheeler's fielfi. Is be what, yon call not a preacher but a . No,' Mike, he ain't no chaplain, If that's the handle you wuz huntin for. The cross Is a big red one, an' the A. R. on his jacket don't; stand for aero reserve corps, but the American Red Cross. I heard him the other morning when he tried to start his flivver after the rain. Captain Welsch said his language was Biblical, but it wuxn't Orthodox, whatever that means. It sounded like good old United States to me. No, he ain't no preacher, but I reckon he knows how to talk turkey to the ; boys all tight, Corporal Murphy hadn't been ; giving his folks a square deal ; never sent any money home, a-soakin his pay ; shootin' craps two hours after gettln. It. The corp. tole me the Bed Cross Man talked, to im like a Dutch ancle, an, when .he got through, the corp. had signed a paper tell in' Uncle Sam to take a strangle hold-on half his pay, an slip It to his mother. Take It from me. Uncle Sam mle likes to hear them sort of orders, an, to show how happy he wuz t6 get the . corp's message, he chucked in twenty more plunkers to the corp's fif teen an' the mother's gettln' thirty-five per. Sure she ain't happy less she's wraslin with a washboard every day, but the cdrp. tole me she wuz only a-takln' in five family washes now, an the kids 'wuz goin to school again. When the Red Cross Man had a toe hold on the corp., he persuaded him to take out Insurance, same as the rest of ns boys, an then he tole him he could gamble bis bloomln block off with the rest of his pay. The corp. gets a good night's sleep now on pay day, cause whafs left of his pay only, lasts till about ten thirty. ' "Is this here Bed Cross Man a real for-sure officer, Hal?" Rank of Officer. , Well, I d'no, Ue ought to be. We leall him captain, or lieutenant, and say 'sir to 'im. He says he's an offi. cer without rank. Says the leather putts and green pants show that he's part officer and the rest's Irish. The new fellers don't know whether to s'lute or not. He says we can s'lute the. cross if we feel like it, but he don't care a tinker's hammer whether we s'lute him or not We old vets know 'im' an' s'lute the cross an the man that's behin' it But officers and pri vates are all the same to him. I seen Im talkln to the C. O. the other day, an he wuzn't actln as though he was any scared of him. They seemed to be real friendly-like. But he don't seem to care whether he's talkln to the C. O. or a N. C." They all look alike to him. He takes chow at our mess sometimes, an tin dishes don't upset his stumik any. The boys like to have him, cause he joshes 'em alohg andthey forget the'r still in the States 'stead in France where they: all want to be. He can deliver the mer chandise too. Last winter when Tom Mason's wife and four kids come down here from Detroit an got sick, the Red Cross Man got Tom a leave an, took 'Im to the burg in his flivver. Then he sent Tom's wife a doc, an some coal, an some eats. . Reckon he must a helped Tom get a discharge so he could support his family, though" no body knows nothln for sure. Slim Dawson thought he did, ; though, an asked the Bed Cross Man to help htm get off Uncle Sam's pay rolL The Red Cross Man wrote some letters up to SUm's home town, an' when they come back, he tole Slim his wife and kids wuz a-drawln forty-seven fifty per and they wuz better off with him workln for Uncle Sam, an he'd better jstlck aroun and help make Germany safe for democracy" "Most have the spondullx an some pull, if he's so free with the cash an knows o many people everywhere." He Ain't No "Plut "No, he ain't no "pint. They "say he don't draw no pay, an he polishes his own shoes, an in a pinch washes his own shirt But yon see, Mike, this Bed Cross Man business is all over the States. .When a soldier from Millers ville gets word his folks is in bed, he goes mopin aroun like a dofwa's met up with a skunk. He's soured on the whole show, an all the sugar this man Hoover's saved couldn't sweeten him up none. His oft? see he's punk an they try to work it outer him, bat it only makes"lm punker. They look for him to go over the hill next Then the Bed Cross Man hears about it He gets him In his office, or In his Jitney, an', believe me, he knows how to find out whafs wrong. Hen he writes up to Millersvllle, where they got the Bed Cross too, - an; they go see whafs askew with the doughboy's folks an they pun the fly out the lemo and write back that all's hunkadora an that sick bbra just goes to eatla mj, the work agJun, Xipj the Bed Cross tZan can do most anything, from patch taVitp busted matrimonies to patSn tea in the family refrlx. Carl Wall burgsr was busted up when, he heard he was a-goln' to lose the little house he an his frau had most paid for, cause they couldn't die up the interest. Ihe Bed Cross Man wrote to somebody an one day Carl wag a-emUln all over bis Dutch phis, cause he'd got a letter sayin he could pay the interest when he'd cracked Kaiser Bill's strong box. Carl's United States If he Is Dutch. He wuzn't aroun' when they picked his name. Motors dont go dead when he's given them the once over. "There's that Bed Cross on that um brella.'' - "Bet yur neck. The M. Ps wuz get tin their kukus dried up, standln out in the sun keepln the trucks from a-gettln jammed at the crossln's. 'The Bed Cross Man got umbrellas an put 'em on those platforms, an now tho M. Ps ain't afraid o loosln their think boxes an are all scrappln for a shady cro3sin job. He's always doln some thin for the boys. Last winter, when we most froze stiff, he got fifteen thou sand blankets, an sweaters, an" muf flers, an gloves, an . sox to keep us warm. They say he worked four days an nights fore he got us warm and feelin limber. Last Xmas he give ns dandy boxes of stuff, candy an the makln's, an a lot of stuff. Made ns feel like ole Santa hadn't passed ns up but had come a-slldln down our tent pole. Helped Him Out Then. "Where'd you learn to know hlmr "Him and me got real chummy, last spring when I wuz In the hospital aft er that propeller blade mussed me up some. He'd come aroun' to see me most every day. Always had some thin to say that made me feel better. Why the nurse'd get so she'd bring me that damned hospital cocktail when he wuz there, cause she knowed I'd take it without CussinY "A cocktail, an you cussln'l Quit your kiddin' 1" There you go again, showln what you don't know. Mike, my boy, a. hos pital cocktail Is just plain straight castor oil, without any water as a chaser. Take it from me an stay away from them docs at the hos pital or you'll . get one o them cock tails. The nurse tole me they most run out of the durned stuff one day, an' the next batch had got tied up with red tape an' couldn't get in. She said the patients wuz all a-gettln' sick, cause they get well to keep from get tln them cocktails,1 but the Bed Cross Man went out an bought a hogshead j or two and the patients began to get weu again, go s tney could do without their toddy. She tole me I musn't hold It agin the Bed Cross Man tho, cause the docs tole him to get it, an' that he gave right smart nicer things to the hospital than them durned cocktails It makes me cuss to think about 'em. Well, I wuz a-tellin you how me' and him got chummy. He saw I couldn't write, account my bum wing, an h asked me if I didn't want him to write my letters. I had him write to nftth er, an, after we'd got acquainted, 1 asked him to write to Nellie) my best girl back home. I reckon he thought 1 wuz some mush on her all right, but he never said nothln ; just put it down like I tole him. He looked funnj aroun the eyes sometimes, but 1 reckon he wuz happy cause we wu2 wrltln to my Nellie. When the doei lets me go, I wun't good for nothln' an' wanted to go home till I got strong, but I didn't have the coin for the f ar all the way up to Indiana. But dart my cats, that Bed Cross Man got me f leave an' then loaned me the cash U go. . . ; Paying Back Loan. He didn't charge me no Interest neither. I got It most all paid back now, but he ain't pushln me none fof It Nell says she's a-goln to kiss th Bed Cross Man first chance she gets Well, I reckon he's the only bird about this post she's got my O. K. to kiss 11 ! she's got the nervei The Bed Crosf man says he can stand it if she can That's his quarters over there with thi red roof and the sign out in front. He't got a card in the door that says, 'Com In an you don't have to stand at a'ten shun when yon talk to him. He pushef out a chair, passes the smokes, an first thing yon know you're tellin bin all. about .yourself and all your trou bles. It don't make no diff what's gol your goat, hell sure find somethin U make yon feel better or forget it II yon ever get the blues, or the willies go see him ; he's better than six doct an ten hospital cocktails darn 'em Here he comes back again. Beet helpln some' bird in i the 73rd, I reckon. He's goin to Btop "Hello, Thompson, how's the shoul derr "Fine, sir. Gettln limbered 'up al right" '..vV? r . "Who's your buddleT "Mike O'Conner, sir. Just In wit! the 195th. "Glad you ana here, O'Conner. Tot Irish lads are the very deuce when t comes to a scrap. Hope you get yom chance soon. -Tesslr." - "How's the, mother and v Nellie Thompson? "Mother's well and Nell's as fine ai Ok but lonesome." "A good sign, Thompson. Just loot who she's lonesome for. Bring O'Coo ner around some time. Got some mort Bed Cross stationery yesterday. TThex yon need more, drop In and see me." -Tea, sir--" '. "There he goes a-gjvin that privati a lift la his jitney bus. Nobody wsXa who's goin his way, if Lis c4 Cirrcrt hold them. Take it frost oe, ZZe he's helpln ns win. TheyU be stadia him across one o these cys I bop we ' get to go with him. Wen, tr alonz now. See you after chow." !C ANDY THAT KEEPS- 4 .. -.. . .. t ' ' THE DOVELS ZlGE:: la I use of XAMARXNB WATTES, ChocoSite Flarored T7afc so Ciekeainsr, naussatlna ealoaaal mn& oil are dreaded bv mo muy ambu jthat the evils of eoastlpatioa are often j preferred to these drastle drugs that jast with such violnei But ft Is no tloncer aeeesaary te sabjeet the system jto such herolo treatment The bowels jean be kept regular and all the 111 'effect of constipation avoided by the a.. f-s. . Itghtful choeolate ' flavored wLzzj that has all the neoesry medical i efaeacr to oleanse the system tkr oughly. Tet their action is mild ar.2 .' gentle without the slls;hteet unplMLS- j aataess. Simphr dissolve one of thec WW ere in the mouth at bedtime, ana thorough results will follow with a?a- j solutely ftio unpleasant effect. LA12-, ABIKD WAFSZtS are sold at an cru3 stores, at thirty seats a paokaae. Oe a package today. -r ' Adr. LAMARINE WAFERS. P 6 6 Y W06GLY ALL OVER THE WORLD Standard groceries, such as Ivory Soap, Royal Baking. Pow der, Post Toasties, etc, are the same wherever you buy them. We sell standard brands you know, for less. We have no one day specials or jokers. Every day on every item you save! money at Pisrgly Wifirgly. . '-" ' A-FEW EVERY DAY PRICES Navy Beans, 1 On Lighthouse or Star per lb. v -"-aSi . Naptha Washing A A Powder , Premier Salad Qfic Dressing, 15c and . . Hershey's Cocoa O fC 9c and ........ Campbell's or Van Camp's . ., , " Soups, - IOC Baker's Cocoa, OQn per can ..... . . . iC 9c and Matches, 6 l-2c per pkg. Ohio-Blue Tip, F Libby's Red Salcon - Oc per box 1-2 lb. can ..... AO 16 N. Palafox St. GILFILLAN S C O TT PIANO One Lesson a Week. ' Four Dollars a Month At Pupil' Residence Clutter Music iiouse. Phone 15 Special Facilities for Out-of-Tewn Pupil. .... - PER CENT REBATE ' . Ort alt Cash Purchases. - Save Your Coupons. . HAMILTON RUSSELL Druggist and Prescriptienlst 212 South Palafox Street. Phone 844 SPRING GARDEN MARKET ! CHOICE WESTERN MEATS v GREEN GROCERS AND PAMILT, GROCERIES Corner Garden and Spring. Quick Delivery. Phono 234 : THE WAR IS OVER But the . soldiers and sailor wiU never stop talking about the comfort they got from the Allen's Foot-Ease, the antiseptic powder to be shaken into tbe shoes which their sweet hearts, mothers or sisters sent them. Until It is tried no .one knows what a quick and wonderful relief Allen's Foot-Ease la to painful, aching-, swol len, tender feet. Corns, Bunions and Callouses. It makes walking a de light. Sold everywhere. adv. The regular K , of C. dance which was to have been held onIf?ht has been postponed until Friday, night. f C7fcsn ths Children Ccush, Rub Musterole ca Threats cad Checta Ilo teSSea bow toca the ciiLtuns em Csrtlop tsto crochet worses. Andthena when you're Tozx bare m Jar of Mas terete at faanJ fc rhre garcaayt, sure re lief. It does net V zizr. As first tsL a crrftUi resttAr. tluttetrt iJ czxT-. Thocsnds d oothers taow tL Yea docM top a far ia the tame, rtttrtat tastxst u o tss rcaaecj t? ccats, too. ce leres sore tarc cr tocrtrft, crotBL tta cry c rrnrt'r'x beta- tiaeXxz Fra ci r'i d tsck or trostsd fact tA tx c2 Cas ctcst (it zl i RAILROAD SCHEDULES Loriarille & NtshviDe IL IL Arrival and departure of passenser trains at PensaeoU, Fla. Tbe followinr scbedale figure pub lished information and net guaran teed. ' - rcentral Standard Tim. ARRIVES. LEAVES S:30 p. m. Montromery. Birmtng hsm, Nashville. Louts ; rvvllle, Cincinnati .-..18:30 p. m. 5:10 p. nktrft. Louir. 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