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THE STARKVILLE NEWS.
VOL. XVII “Cbe Story of yifiy £mpty Sleeve*” Mississippi Marino, Hero of Belleau Wood. Tel s Mow He Lost His Arm Helping Stop Huns at Chateau Thierry. The is a true story of Carroll county's first, and Mississippi’* first wounded war veteran, James McCone, who resides in the New Salem community a few miles from Carrollton. Mr. McCune at tended the A &M. College for four years prior to 1910. He is now in the navy hospital at Brooklyn, N. Y., where lie will lie sup plied with an artificial arm and he taught some self sustaining oc. cunation. When asked if he had done enough for the cause of liberty, he replied; “N it by a long shol! Before 1 would see rny m ther and sister treated as the Huns have treated ini* women I would go hack and let them snoot the other arm off and finish me.” by PRIVATK, JAMES McCUNK. I got my empty sleeve at Mel leau Wood, in the Chateau Thier. ry sector, at da v break, on the tnorning of June 15. Our company had advanced against the Hermans, and a cor poral and myself were digging in, Irving to make an old shell hole deeper [ reached up for my trench shovel, which was on my pack that [ had dropped on the ground Hang! A charge of sharpnel burst overhead, scattering frag ments in all directions. A sting, mg pain shot thru my right fore arm—it felt just like a baseball had struck it and shattered the bone from dhow to wrist. It was bully mangled and bleeding. In tire minutes or less I received fi st.aid treatment, thanks to the effluent organization of the Marine Corps. A hospital ap. premie i following close behind our men. despite the terrific lire, came and knelt down beside me. From his flost aid pack he took a loniiquet and twisled it. around in . arm. just hi low the shoulder. H" gave me what other relief he ■ Could and passed oir to the next min. Lay Two Hours In Hole. i'he corporal in the shell hole wuh me had bis loot mangled in the same explosion He also re. ceived a slight 11 -sh wound. The las>, I saw of him was when lliey carried him away on a stretcher, I have since learned that, he re. covered. After receiving the Hrs'-aid treatment, I lay in the shell hole for two hours The hospital ap prentice—a brave buy tie was kppl right on, unmindful of the fire, stopping a (low of blood here, applying a bandage there, and rendering wiiat relief lie could t&id] Colors cmb Jlordtp Stoics Qrc tl]c Pogue CI7IS Season 'T' 0 “Help Win the War” has been the motif in the creation of Autumn Styles of 1918. The (teeners have responded to our government's call for the reduction in the miantitv of cloth to he used ill civilian dress. * 1 J 111 Jlut it has not been desired to create plain effects. The contrary is true. Jniritot n thfr nati ° n ’ s people i8 u the meaßUre of their fighting capacity. The higher and moore cheerful tho • spirit of the American people at home, the stronger will our armies be in tho field * a80 “ Patrlot,Cally <Xpri ' BS the h6iht “<* <* '■> aptrit appeal. If you ve a boy “Oyer There”—and every boy Over There is your boy—let your manner of thinking and working- of speaking and dressing—contribute to our cause that enthusiasm and good cheer of the winning spirit. c U 1 ine -jyn- The public is cordially invited to inspect our new line oi Stylish and Seasonable Merchandise P ' ' BLOCZ:, Sta-rfeTrille, 3>v£iss- Strangely, my wound did not seem to pain me very much but I was terribly weak. My uniform was clotted with blood and dirt, and my mangled arm lav h'dp. less ai my side At length, I fell, stronger and arose and walked nearly a mile to a dressing sta. lion. “Save My Arm !” 1 can't, tell about the different dressing stations that I went to — my orders forbid being too defi nite—but at length 1 arrived at a hospital. Other wounded men wore coming in. 1 was placed on an operating table. With scis sors, they cut rny biood-soaYted clothing from mv body. “Save my arm, it you can, doc tor,” I asked. They placed a cone over my face to give me ether. The siufl seemed to choke me. 1 raised mv good arm to push the cone away. Unwittingly, I took a deep breal li and inhaled the ether. That was the last I remember. Memphis Car Conductor Hut, 1 should have h'gun my story at the beginning. My par. on Is, Mr. and Mrs. .1. W. McCune, live at Vaiden, MUs I came to Memphis in 1914 and took a course at tiie Memphis Business college I changed around quite a bit, and finally went, to work for the streetcar company. I ran on the Thomas st, line. My sis. ter, Mrs. W 8. Jones, lives here at 102 N Dunlap st. On June 12, 1917, 1 enlisted at Ihe Memphis r. eroding stationjj We hadn’t been at war very long then, and I wanted to get in. I chose the Marines as the best bet; now I am convinced I made a wise decision. You’ve got to liana it to tiie Marine Corps—it’s a reg ular outfit. Any wav, 1 signed up, and was sent to Pans Island, 8. C., for BTARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1918 training. Prom there 1 was transferred to Q lanlibo. Va. in the spring I sailed for France. I~ saw'considerably of France and picked up a lot of their lan. guage. The people were very kind to us, and we made the best of friends. I passed thru Pans twice, t lie second time on my way to Chau lean Thierry. We wont to the front “Got Mine” at Belloau Wood. I lasted about If days in some pretty hot scraps before I got my wound. We look nur'Bitch in the trenches regularly, always enter ing and leaving after'-.nightfall Wo had been out almost two days —in the rest sud donly. al midnight, ih >y called us back to Uelihau, Wood. We went, and at daybreak that morning I got mine. S There were no irenojßs in Bel hum Wood. Open warfare was fought there. Once it,was a for cst, but the shells have lorn it up so that you could hardly tell it. Splintered trunks of trees, with the branches enl+rely blown away stand upright, as naked as tele, phono poles. Shell holes dot the ground in every direction, and both sides used these for cover. As I was an expert rifleman and they lost rnv medal when they cut mv clothes away in the hospital—l was detailed for sni per duty. My rifle had telescop c sight sand 1 tried to pick off a German everytime the oppor tunity offered. Like Hell Broke Loose. 1 don’t Know bow many I kill ed, for at times the din is so great "that, you can hardly hear the re- Port of your gun. Even if you should see an enemy you can’t swear you goi him, because there are so many others tiring. Sometimes, it seems like all hell lias broken loose, and then you lire for all you are worth. Oh yes, I saw a lot of dead Germans, In places they were scattered all over the ground. They’re treacherous curs and you’vg got to waicli yourself You don’t know when one of the wounded will rise up and finish you with a pistol shot in the back. Took Few Prisoners. What few prisoners we took— I and the Marines are not seeking any records for taking prisoners —we passed them back to Hi (Continued on page 2 ) AMERICAN SOLDIERS ANXIOIISJOR BOOKS American Library Association Pro, vldlng Reading Matter for Boys On Battle Fronts Despite the fact that the ocean transportation facilities are being tax ed to the utmost, thei task of provid ing reading matter for the boys in the trenches is being handled with an efficiency and dispatch that Is sur prising even to those who are closely ;ln touch with the situation. The American Library Association, which has shouldered the responsibil ity of collecting books, magazines and newspaper* by the millions in every olty and town throughout the country, is distributing this huge (Quantity of reading matter to the |inen in France through the Y. M. C. ■A., the Red Cross, the Knights of [Columbus and the Salvation Army. SIX Y. W. C. A. WOMEN ESCAPE FROM RUSSIA 1 Atlanta, Ga. —The six secretaries .sent to Russia a year ago by the Young WotaMin’s Christian Assoclar Uon to organize the work of the a* sociation In Patiograd and other .large cities, have escaped from Rus 'sla, is the uewa Jnut received. The whereabout* of these six wo men had been unknown for months. Whether they were alive or dead, had been a mere mattter of guess work. HUT SERVICE PROVIDED FOR MEN IN BRITAIN Knighte of Columbus Establish Ha vens for Soldier* In England London.—The Knights of Columbus In Greet Britain are making remark able progress in their efforts to pro vide facilities that will enable men in the United State* forces oversea* to enjoy such social entertainment a* will help to brighten the routine of military and naval life. Up to the present writing, they have establleh ed clubs at the following posts: 26S Bdgwitre Road. London; Market Drayton, Llttlehampton, and Inver ness. Temporary structures have been erected In many of the larger camps, which are to be replaced shortly by substantial huts. To date 2,000 secretaries have been called for, and the response if bring ing splendid men of high principles and ready sympathies. Each man is over thirty five years of age and has pieced himself unconditionally at the service of the organization, to what ever post of danger or hardship he may be called. On account of the prevalence of influenza, the State W C.T U meeting winch was to be held at Ackerman, Oct. 25-27 has been postponed indefinitely. SERVICE AS BROAD AS THE COMMUNITY! "War Camp Community Service Pro vides Numberless Intimate Com forts For Soldiers Club rooms for soldlera, entertain-' menu for the boys la khaki, outings for convalescent men back from France, small, but appreciated ser vices to soldiers and their relative* and friends—these are some of tho manifold activities of the War Camp Community Service. ■ • The War Camp Community Ser vice comes close to the intimate life of the soldier and provides for hie mental as well as Physical comfort! ;by furnishing the facilities which make It possible for him to relax from the strain of military training and the preparation for oversea* lighting. Its symbol Is th<- red circle and it* activities are as unending as the cir cumference of Its insignia. Thou sands of soldier boys take advantage of its facilities and other thousands of relatives and friends of the boy* In Uncle Sam's uniform are daily benefited through its various ave nues of effort. BUILDING MORALE OF JEWISH TROOPS Work Of Jewish Welfare Board Pro ducing Splendid Result* In Camp* and Tranches No more effective work toward maintaining the highest morale among the American troops has been don* by any war organization than by th* Jewish Welfare Board, which le en ■gaged In its task of keeping up tho lines of communication between thej Jewish men in the trenches and training camps and the folks back; home. Believing that in the struggle ol morale against "kultur” the American army has every advantage that will Insure success, the Jewish organize-; ,tion Is making Ita chief Issue that stiffening of mental and moral fibre among the soldiers of the Hebrew; faith. The call for workers is urgent and rahbis, professional men, Journal lets, social workers and ot tiers are entering the service of the Jewish Welfare Board to make up the 400 workers needed to fill the ranks. ’ Dead. ’ At the cotton mill Wednesday night, Mrs. R. L. Phillips, wife of the head spinner of the mill died after a protracted illness. Her remains were taken to a town near Jackson and interred. Messers. W. W Magruder, W, H. Sudduth and T. W, Woodward attended the funeral of R>v. J. Park at Houston, NO. 2t