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Pullman herald. [volume] (Pullman, W.T. [Wash.]) 1888-1989, September 23, 1921, Second Section, Image 14

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(Copy for This Department Supplied by
the American Legion News Service.)
Striking Statue Recently Selected by
State's War Memorial Commis
sion, Is Lifelike Study.
It's a far cry indeed from the Stiff
necked, primly dressed recruit which
flooded America after the armistice
as the sculptured representation of
the American tighter to the shirt
sleeved, delightfully Informal "Dough
boy of Idaho," recently selected by the
state's war memorial commission to
symbolize Idaho's contribution to the
World war. The statue, work of Av.-ird
Fairbanks, Portland, Ore., and Salt
Lake City, Utah, artist, is the most
lifelike study of the A. E. P. Infantry
man as the Boche saw him that Amer-
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Statue Adopted by Idaho.
lean artists have produced, according
to both the ex-Infantryman and those
who have sought to Immortalise him
in bronze and stone.
The Idaho commission has ordered
that all counties of the state have
< memorials alike in character with the
.Addition that Mr. Fairbanks' "Dough
boy" be the main feature of each
.county's memorial. The American Le
gion of Idaho has been warm in its
commendation of the statue and Mr.
Fairbanks i,as returned the compli
ment by Informing the service men
that: "I am convinced that the Amer
ican Legion can be a tremendous pow
er In education and in honor and in
the glory of our great government. 1
am Indeed enthused with the loyal
stand on Americanism which the Le
gion is holding out for."
California Organization Adjutant Well
Known for Activities With
Fellow Laborers.
Fred F. Bebergall ■>! San Francis
co, who is now .serving his second
s _fIS
term as depart
ment adjutant oi
the American Le
gion In California,
la one of the most
active Legion ofli*
cers in his state.
Bebergall also li
well-known for bis
activities in labor
union circles.
Rebergall's life
history la the
same in -,*!:,,' de-
tails as that uf many successful men.
His father died when he was nine
years old and he went to work. He
obtained Ins education at night
schools and as be expresses It—the
"good old college of bar I knocks."
As a union, official Bebergall has
served in nearly every office of the
San Francisco Typographical Union
No. 21 and as assistant secretary of
the California State Federation of La
He was twice rejected for mllltury
service on account of Impaired vision,
nut finally obtained a waiver from the
secretary of war and was enrolled in
the medical department of the United
States army, lie served as a member
of Uase Hospital Company No. 87 In
France and was discharged June 30,
1919, at .-■, Francisco as a sergeant.
first class. He Immediately became
Interested in th. American Legion and
Mai one of the organizers of the Cat
ifornia de, ailment.
Veteran of the World and Other Con
flicts Returns to Greece and la
Nabbed for Service.
John P. Poulos, veteran of the
World war and a member of Albert
V. Brnden Post
No. 68, the Ameri
can Legion, tab
penilng, Mich., Is
getting tired of
going to war
every year or so.
He has the United
States government
at work trying to
get a red chevron
that will keep
him out of battle
long enough to
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at least recover his breath.
John Is n native of Athens, Greece.
When lie came to this country his
name was John Peter Coutsogianno
poulos. On account of Ills great dilli
culty In making his intensive handle
understood, he cut off several yards
of It nnd became John P, Poulos. He
was drafted for service with the
Creek army during the first Balkan
war. After being mustered out he
emigrated to Amrelca and found em
ployment In the copper mines of Mich
After a few years ln this country he
returned to Greece for a visit. Greece
was having another little scrap then,
and be was drafted for the second
Balkan war. Ho did his bit and left
for America again. America entered
the war just aftor John got back, and
he enlisted for his third fling in the
Infantry. He did it well, and after
Uncle Sam had given him his dis
cbarge, he decided once more to visit
Greece. Result, he's In again!
This time the Greeks have drafted
him for service against the Turks. 1
John recently appealed to his con- -
pressman, W. Frank James of the
Twelfth Michigan district, opining
that he was fed up on wars and that
he wanted to get out of the army and
be married. Mr. .lames has taken up
the case with the State department.
Poulos is a fully naturalized citizen,
hut in the absence of treaty agree
ments between the United stairs and
Greece, his citizenship papers were
not sufficient to prevent his being
Hoosier, Seeking Battle Lines, Discov
ered Liberal Share of What
World War Offered.
Few bucks can equal the record of
Ralph G. Patterson, Hoosler "f strnne
Irish extraction,
who went A. W.
0. L. looking for J
the battle. He
found it.
Patterson left
tils quiet home in
Vluncle, [nd., early
In search of ex
citement. He
found what he
wanted In the ent
tle ranches of the
Northwest. 11 i s
life in riding the ranges was the most
exciting career he had heard of un
til he convoyed a carload of cattle to
Chicago in April, 1917, and found out
that America had entered the war. So
did Pat.
doing to France with Headquarters
Troop of the First division shortly
after Pershing, Private Patterson was
stationed In the peaceful French vil
lage of Qondrecourt for weary and
drab months while the battle was go
ing on without him. Finally he and
two buddies hopped a French meat
truck bound for the front. It took
them as far as Bar-le-Duc, from which
place they hiked in the direction of
the tiring. They found the front line
trenches around Luneville, Introduced
themselves to the amazed poilus and
declined to leave because they couldn't
understand what the horizon blues
were so excited about. After ten days
an American officer came to the front
after them. They polished the com
pany's [lots and pans for two weeks
I'm* their pains.
Patterson finally found enough ex
citement. At Cantlgny he came '
through unscathed. At Soissons a ma
chine mm bullet got him through both
ankles. At Selcheprej in* jumped in
to a shell hole on top of a German with
a bayonet. 11-di explosive which got
him In-the Argonne on October 4, 1918,
left his right leg stiff, tore open bis
Shoulder and. broke his nose.
Charter for Post in South Dakota
Bears the Names of Four
Sioux Braves.
When adjutants of a number of
western posts of the American Legion
call the membership roll at meetings,
It is not always the. -est thing in
the world to "make out" the names,
for American Indians who served
during the World war, are lining
up with the ex-service men's or
ganization, according to applications
for post charters received at national
A recent charter request for a post
at St. Charles, 8. D., bears the names
of four Indians who sign them
selves: Benjamin Comes-Out-I'.our,
Charles Owl-Walks-in-the-House, Nar
eisse MacKenzte and John Bluebird.
Sixty , Sioux Indian braves have
been engaged to stage a real war
dance for the Legion's third annual
national convention In Kansas City
next fall. The Indians performed
valiant service against the enemy In
the World war as intelligence scouts.
In the Superior Court of the State
of Washington, in and for the
County of hitman.
In the Matter of the Estate of Mary
E. Meglemre, Deceased.
Notice to the world i s "hereby
given that I, the undersigned, hnve
been appointed and confirmed by the
above named court to be the admin
istrator of the estate of said Mary E.
Meglemre, deceased, and that I have
qualified as such administrator and
that the creditors of said deceased
and all persons having claims against
her estate are required to serve their
said claims, supported by affidavit as
required by law on the undersigned,
administrator, or on Dow & Dow, his
attorneys of record, at their law of
fices in Pullman, Whitman county,
Washington, thai, being the place for
the transaction of the business of
said estate, and file the same with
the clerk of the above named court,
together with proof of such service,
within six months after the date of
the first publication of this notice,
to-wit: within six months after the
l*th day of September, 1921, and
that all claims not served and filed
within the time aforesaid shall be
forever barred.
Dated September Bth, 1921.
D. C. DOW,
Administrator of the Estate of
Mary E. Meglemre, Deceased.
Dow & Dow,
Attorneys for the Estate,
sep9-80 Pullman, Wash.
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