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•IE610N# (Copy tor This Department Supplied by t» Atrlon lesion N«w a|»rvlc«.) HOLOS UNIQUE WAR RECORD Editor of Legion Publication Loft Post and Marohed t« Front A.w.o.tho Walter T. Neubert, editor of the Service 8tar, official publication of the. American Legion, of Montana, has what la believed to be tbe moot unique war Rec ord of any man vfho served in tbe A. E. P. He was ser geant Instructor In France, but his desire to get into the front-line fighting caused him to virtuuny uesert the army. He left his post and marched to the) front A. W. O. L. He went through the St Mlhlel drive and. was in the thick ef the Argonne. fighting when an order was Issued for his arrest. Neubert didn't mind the arrest but be hated to quit fighting. A court martial followed and he was reduced to a private. Later, following the armistice, he was sent to Coblenz as lintotype operator on tbe Amaroc News. Neubert is president of tbe Great Falls (Mont) Typographical union, aud is adjutant of the Great Falls post of tbe American Legion. LEGION HERO WITH ONE LEG Detroit Member of Organization Dis plays Makeup of True Soldier During Fire. Once a hero, always a hero, is what Detroit is saying of Leo Fuhrman, World war veteran, who lost a leg in France, but who nevertheless saved the life of a stranger in a. burning building recently, while able-bodied spectators stood about wringing their hands. Fuhrman, a member of tbe Charles A. Learned post of the American Le gion, lost his left leg at the thigh while serving as a machine gunner with the. Thirty-second division of the A. H. F. Early one morning he was awakened by shouts and soon learned that a near-by house was on fire. Garbed in a dressing gown he made his way to the burning bouse and found a crowd of spectators awaiting the fire department Fears were ex pressed for the safety of occupants in the house, and as no one volunteered .to enter, the Legionnaire broke open a window and went in. He returned dragging Aaron Prultt whom he found overcome on a bed. "Any soldier would have done the same thing," declared the hero. IN MIDST OF SHELL SHOWER Husky 8eattle Legion Member Was Wounded Twelve Times Within Half Minute. The weathering of three years rough and tumble as a Walter Camp All American tackle on tbe Tale foot ball team condi tioned Charles. H. Paul, Seattle, Wash., for one of the World war's most unusual ex periences. Paul, then a first lieutenant in the Three Hun dred and Sixty fourth Infantry, Ninety-first division, wus wounded in 12 different spots in half a minute during' the Argonne struggle. One high explosive shell burst near him, hurling him about 15 feet distant. He had just landed when a second shell exploded almost under him, tossing him back to where he started from. He thought it ov^r for several months in army hospitals. Also a graduate of Harvard law school Paul is junior partner In one of Seattle's legal corporations. He is commander of Rainier-Noble post of tbe American Legion, Seattle. Legion Man Sets the Pace. Ageratum, architrave, chamfer, cleistogamous, elohim, gambit, guimpe, intaglio, metacarpal, mitosis, uada, pomology, rococo, Simony. How many of the above words can you define? Michael Nolan, 4&-year-olu mental wizard, who has been classed with the world's "best minds" defined all of them in less than one minute Nolan is a charter member of Ranler Noble post of the American Legion as Seattle. Nolan, who has been a lumberjack and a sailor, is a studum in the engineering department of the federal board of vocational training at the University of Washington. He was sheiishocked In France. He broke into fame when he established a new record in the army "alpha" test with, a perfect score of 212 points In thir teen minutes. The best previous sc^re in the psychology test was 207. points In seventeen minutes, made by a Tale professor. THE LEGION j$ HIS H0B9Y Former National Vise Commander Also Devotss Much Attention to "Mior Affairs. Time does not hapg heavily fbf George L. Berry, president since 1907 of tbe Interna* I tlonal Printing ^Pressmen 'and As sistants' Union ol North America, founder of Press men's Home, Tenn., and until recently national I vice commander W Bk of tbe American Legion. Mr. Berry luui •HIHPHHH two hobbles: Xtl'a onion and his Legion. A veteran of the Spanish-American war, he served overseas in the World war with the railroad transportation corps. He was In Paris, France, when the first caucus of service men, out of which grew the American Legion, was held, and he at tended and was heard from. Being-fa miliar with foreign industrial condi tions, he represented the American Federation of Labor at foreign trade union conferences, and after the war was appointed to the government in dustrial commission sent to allied na tions to co-ordinate industrial condi tions with those of the United States. His Legion activities now concern themselves with his role as a national speaker for the sendee organization. LEGION MAN SAVES LIVES Former Yeoman, Member of New Jersey Post, Aids When Town Is in Danger. A post-war gas attack which threat* ened the entire town of Bound Brook, N. J., was checked and hundreds of .lives saved by the quick and fearless action of Michael Pa a yeoman of an American torpedo boat destroyer and member of the local American Legion post. When a huge a on a in in 1,600 pounds of phosgene, one of the deadliest gases used in the war, sprung a leak, a workmen was killed and scores were overcome before Pas cal and a companion, formerly with the chemical warfare service, arrived. They smelled the gas from a distance, and recognizing its odor, set out for the origin. Arriving, Pascal found doctors car ing for the severely gassed, workmen running about in gas masks but no one trying to stop the leak. After several attempts in the gas-filled plant, Pascal and his companion stopped the flow. Both have been honored by the town council and recommended for Carnegie. medal^ FRENCH MEDALS FOR YANKS Special Commemprative Emblem to Be Presented to All Americans Who 8erved. All Americans who served overseas as members of units of the French command during the World war are to receive a handsome decoration from the French government, to be known as .the French commemorative medal. distribution will be made from the office of the French military attache at Washington., .it is estimated that from ten to fifteen thousand- Ameri cans are entitled to the medal. Since they are scattered all over, the coun try, the French government has ap pealed to the more than eleven thou* sand posts of«the American Legion to publish the news of the medal offer Co eligible veterans. Tbe medals are to go to all Ameri can citizens who served, during the World war, as members of the French army and navy as physicians, nurses, pharmacists or administrators In French sanitary units between August 2, 1914, and November 11, 1918 as members of relief agencies under French command, and as motor drivers, operators and secretaries In the regular organizations of the French armies. TIE KNOTS WITHOUT CHARGE Legion's National Chaplain Agrees to Officiate at National Con vention Events. Because he believes that married members of the American Legion make better citizens, Rev. John W. In zer, Nashville, Tenn., the Legion's national chaplain, will marry without charge all Legion naires who attend the third annual convention of the service- organiza on at a a City this fall. All marriage license win itu puiii from the convention fund, Legion officials promise. Arrangements are being made to house prospective brides in homes of prominent citizens arid the bride grooms in various hotels and resi dences. It is expected that at least 100 couples will take advantage of the offer and preparations are being made to accommodate that number1 of newly weds. It is tbe schoolgirl who is being ca tered to Just now in fashions, observes an authority on what women should wear. College girls are as U^erest ed in French models as are their moth ers and their older sisters, but their departure for school takes place be fore there has been any considerable showing of French clotbes la this country and before models haw been copied to any great extent, so that special clothes have to be prepared to meet their requirements. Uniforms and plain serge frocks play a very large part In the outfit of the younger schoolgirl, but the college girl enjoys more latitude in the selection .of her outfit While her postumes should not be elaborate,, they may have a little more impor tance than those of the girl at board ing school. It would save a great deal of trouble and much readjustment after the arrival at school if fond parents would realize that simplicity Is a matter of first consideration in out fitting a schoolgirl. The three-piece, suit is most useful to any young woman sojourning away from home or for traveling. This au tumn there will be much to. choose from in suits, and the. practical will be embodied in all of them, owing to the influence of the plain gray which French women adopted so enthusias 'tlcally earlier In- the season. Adhering to gray and leaving all other colors out of consideration gives us an astonishing variety. There are the deep Oxford mixtures, so smart and so practical, and the very pale grays for more: dress-up oc casions—If a suit ever can be consid ered a dress-up costume. Simplicity of outline marks all of the new suits. A French model of very dark gray cloth shows the same material tucked and Inserted in bands. It incorporates several ideas in one model. The outline of the suit re mains plain, and by omitting the tucked portions and the scalloped bottom a smart suit having a box coat with raglan sleeves and high col lar remains. New Blouses Have Shorter Lines. As for blouses to accompany the suit,/ it would be well to include one or two of the new costume blouses of crepe de chine or dull crepe satin. Beware of those showing too much elaboration. In their eagerness to mfet a sud den demand for blouses ^created by the rejuvenation of" the tailored suit designers have gone far in an en deavor to offer new ideas. This is a natural thing to have done, for there are many tastes to be catered to. The tendency in all blouses Is to ward shorter lines. Tbe over-blouse, In many instances, ends at thg waist line at the sides and back and slopes slightly below it in the front Ever so many of them, while finished to be worn outside the skirt, end at the nor mal waistline. It Is not unusual now to have a blouse made from the material of the suit Itself. This is a revival of an old-time fashion and an extremely practical one. Of considerable Importance in the college girl's outfit Is a topcoat, and Young Girl's Dress of Blue Serge Bound With Braid. It Features One of the New Turn-Over Collars. there Is no reason why this should not be one of thq smartest costumes, for copies of the plaid coats which were acknowledged by Everyone who visited the French, races to be among the smartest things worn there' pow may. be proruredln this country. Loose ToRcoats of Plaid Woolens. Those with long cap^,»backs or cut in scarf effect while attractive, are not quite as useful as the real coat '.V •'. variety. While cut ohvery loose lines, it still gives the comfort of a coat. It meets fashion's requirements by having the long flowing sleeves which are the most up-to-the-minute note. While a coat of this sort Is useful for traveling and many other occa sions it does not quite fill the re quirements of a rainy day. Every student should take a good tramp each day, rain or shine, so a rain* coat is essential. If a day be unattractive women should not foil in line with it by appearing in old clothes which they would not wear in tbe bright sun shine. In this country we walk so little in the rain that there has not been 8uit of Dark Gray Cloth Trimmed With Tucked Bands of the Material the 8tralghtline Coat Has Raglan Sleeves. tbe demand for good-looking rain coats that there! is in England, where women consider a smart rain costume of real Importance. But a growing Interest In ralay-day coats is constantly developing here. Some of our most exclusive American flnhs brought over smart models last year in rubberized plaid cloth with small hats to match. They were so expensive, however, that they were practically prohibitive for tbe woman of average income. Now copies of some of the best models from London and Paris may be had at reasonable prices. Among them are capes suit able for wearing over a suit or heavy "oat in the autumn ar.i winter. Some of the new models In long --oats which French designers have been working on so animatedly of ate are of rain-proof tweeds and gabardines, although these are not quite as unusual and smart as the silk rain-proof plaids In large, showy patterns on tbe order of the coats worn at the French races. There are a number of smart coats of the deep-yoke sort with choker col lars that start at a neckline cut out far onto the shoulders. Peter,Pan Collars Add Touch of Youth A simple evening dress of the fluf fy, fuller skirted sort finds its logi cal place in the young girl's ward robe, and an evening frock of more tailored outline which is composed entirely of ribbons, as well as a simple dinner dress with somewhat high neck and short sleeves, and the ever-useful navy blue serge frock, the latter having a collar which is a revival of an old-time favorite— the Peter Pan collar. Several collars of this type have been noted on recent models. They may be of the material from which the frock Is made or composed of rows of real lace. .Often on a dark blue or black dress they are of white silk. They give a youthful touch and serve to vary the monotony of a neckline which we have had for some time. There is a new shade of stockings that will interest many a schoolgirl. It is a very dark gray, almost black, and In certain light shows tints of blue. What sort of handbag shall be chosen for the schoolgirl is another question that arises, and here there Is much from which to select Thin ones will be very much liked, but better than the thin silk ones are those of leather, having the flatness so much desired, but that are suffi ciently commodious to hold as much as-the old-tin^e shopping bag. They are elaborated' with handsome mon ograms,. which m^ke them- spurt enough to please -the ipost exacting. Sashes In Onj^PJeco. Sashes are ofttimes cut in one piece with the front panel of the bloose. •r—•?' W A u. «. fa MERELY OBEYING THE DOCTOR Patient Was Following His Physi cian's Instructions, at the Cost of Much Physical Discomfort The boarders were much alarmed one night by what sounded like a man running at a tre mendous pace. In one of the upper rooms. However, as It came from the second-floor front room of tbe a nothing was said. The next night the samemnning noises were heard still it was thought best to say nothing. But the third night the noise differed the boarders huddled together in the parlor, as the man above came down on the floor with a thump, thump that fairly shook the house. Two men decided to investigate. "What is the matter up here?" asked one of them, as the door was opened by the new boarder. "Why." came the answer, between gasps for breath, "I'm taking my medicine." "Medicine?" echoed the men. "Yes," said the new boarder, as he dropped into a chair from sheer ex haustion. "It's tougher on me than it is on you. But the doctor said I must take it two nights running, and then skip the third night." NOTED SEA GIANT OBSOLETE Famous British Battleship That Blocked Kaiser's Ambitions Will Be Scrapfted. It was announced by the British ad miralty on June 1 that t£ie old battle ship Dreadnaught, first of a famous class, was to be broken up. The ad miralty has sold the once mighty ves sel, which blocked all the kaiser's naval ambitions, together with over 100 other obsolete battleships, cruisers, monitors, destroyers and torpedo boats, says Current History. Launched on February 2, 1906, with her ten 12-inch guns, her complete armored belt and her speed of 21 knots, she not only made the rest of the British fleet obsolete, but also the rapidly growing fleet on which tbe Germans were building their hopes. The Dreadnaught meant that the Kiel canal had to be widened, tbe locks enlarged and the docks rebuilt. German time and money that might have been spent on constructive work were wasted on mere alterations. Though the design was varied, every capital ship laid down by every coun try since then has been built on the all-big-gun model of the Dreadnaught. The new battleship type, initiated by tbe late Lord Fisher, was a stroke of genius. When the great conflict began in 1914, Great Britain held an unques tJoned advantage on the sea. And now, only 15 years aiter King Ed ward VIII launched' the great vessel at Portsmouth, with Lord Fisher standing at his sldd, the Dreadnaught goes to^the scrap heap, hopelessly ob solete. Such Is the speed of naval progress sic transit gloria. The ad vocates of a naval holiday—a period of lessened activity in battleship build ing—have here an argument on their side. Plans for Malaysia. In Borneo there is still head-hunting and one finds there the lowest levels of savagery known on the earth. Al most 100 per cent of the millions of Java are illiterate. Their women are Inexpessibly debased. A circle around Singapore with a radius of 1,200 miles would take in a population of over 50,000.000, yet in that area there is not one school of college grade. The Methodist centenary provides for such a college. The Dutch government has promised three dollars out of every four needed to build a chain of Chris tian hospitals in Java, Sumatra and West Borneo. Ten of these hospitals are provided for in the centenary promises, and one of them has been built Radium in the Gem Industry. Interesting experiments have been carried on by the bureau of mines, at Reno. N'ev., with reference to the coloring of gems by radium radiation. A colorless Colorado topaz, after ex posure to the penetrating radiation, acquired a yellow tint When the stone was exposed to light, however/ it lost Its tint, and further experi ments are now being made to render the radium-Induced color "fast."— Popular Science Monthly. Centrifugal Gun Has Failed, The centrifugal gun of which so much was expected has failed under the severe test of the army ordnance department. The experts agreed that the Instrument does not possess any promise of military value by reason of the necessary weight and the ap parent inability to obtain a sufficient initial Velocity. Political Hint He— I suppose when.all women vote the-party managers will hav6 to put handsome men on their tickets for candidate*. She—What makes you think women will demand handsome pien to vote •for when you look at the kind the most of them married?—Baltimore \merican. THE- OLDHOMESTEAO. Via# covered, moss oovsrsd, Shingled old homestead, Shaded by willows, each knitted time Paths graced by boxwood, Lane where big rocks stood. Garden with hollyhocks bloomlag Ume. cabled, steep cabled. Rambling old homestead. Close to tbe turn where clocked roafl wound Brook swiftly flowing. Crisp cresses growing, Deep silent forest that darkened the ground. Old fashioned, quaint fashioned. Gate with hig hinges,' «. Fence with high pickets where sweet berries grew Well, deep, inviting, Cool draughts delighting. And old rusty cup that all wayfereiw knew. Wide spreading, green spreadiag. Meadow where daisies Bobbed In the breeze* and where small pond Many times waited, The hook ttiat I baited. And caught yellow perch for the homo stead beyond. —A. w. Sub. Munklttrlck,v In the New Tork HIS PATIENTS "TANKED UP" Kansas City Physician Has Peculiar Form of Treatment for the Cure of Certain Diseases. A Kansas City (Mo.) physician has constructed, at a cost of 150,000, a steel tank in his yard for the treat ment of certain diseases. The tank is 80 feet long, 10 feet in diameter, and is made of half-incb steel. It Is di vided into 36 compartments on each side of a hall. Each of the compart ments Is fitted with a bed and stand ard sleeping car equipment It has shower baths, washrooms, dressing rooms, and four clothes closets. The treatments will vary from three to twelve hours, and the air pressure used from five pounds to twenty pounds to the square Inch.. Seventy two patients can be treated in this tank in one day. Thirty-six patients will be treated at night while they sleep in the tank, so that the regular routine of their business in the day will not be Interrupted. Patients undergoing treatment in this tank are conscious of no pressure except a slight pushing In the middle, ear when the air is first turned on. After five minutes in the tank that sensation passes, and patients may read or amuse themselves as they desire. Wax From Weeds. Four million terns of a wax-bearing plant, with an/estimated market Maluo of $40,000,000, are waiting annually In Texas for some enterprising person to pick them up. This wax-producer is tbe candelilla, and the industry of manufacturing tbo wax has long been an important one* in Mexico. The process of manufac ture |s by boiling and steaming, or by* beating the weed. Tbe wax Is then shipped to England, France and other European countries, and to the United States, where It is refined and used iifc making candles, phonograph records, floor polishes and a variety of otber articles. The fibrous residue may ba used for tbe manufacture of paper* but this Is still In the experimental stage. TRUE "is golf a difficult game to mas ter?" "I guess so. Nobody's ever mas tered it yet" Curious Epitaphs. We have printed curious epitaphs In this column, says the Montreal Fam ily Herald, but here are a couple of humorous marriage notices, about a hundred years old, taken from two Massachusetts newspapers: "On June 24, at Hempstead, Rev. William Heart to Miss Lydia A^gre of this city. "Whoever heard the like before, She's got two hearts And he's got More." "At Blooming Grove—Mr. John Reed er of this city to Miss Elizabeth Tomp kins of the former place. "One volume of the 'Rights of Man* From maiden errors freed her. She saw the title, liked the plan. And soon became a Reeder." Trying to Place Peculiar Animal. A little animal, at first thought to be the "missing link," was captured: recently in the wooded section of Berkeley, Cal. It had a face like a man, a tall like that of a squirrel, hands resembling those of a human, being, and jabbered a distinctive lingo. It Is about a foot tall and dark? brown. University of California' scientists will be asked tq define its species. Sun Caused Baby's Death. Through a flaw in the window pane a hot July sun focussed its rays upon the bed on which a seven-months-old girl was sleeping In Benwood, W. Va. The bed was set afire apd the baby burned to'death. The fire, which start ed in the child's.bedclothes, was not discovered yntll it had gained consid erable headway, and before it was ex tinguished the bouse was partially destroyed.