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TREAT YANKS AS
ONE OF FAMILY Many Soldiers From United States Are Billeted in French Towns. ENJOY FRENCH HOME LIFE Learn to Sympathize With the People and Become Keener Than Ever to Get at the Huns. Somewhere In France. — Many American slldiers are having the unique opportunity, as well as the pleasant experience, of learning French customs and seeing French homellfe by being billeted right In the houses of their Gallic hosts and host esses. In one of the villages of central France, high up among the hills, where one can get a magnificent view of the surrounding "peaks," the val ley and the winding river below Is billeted a regiment of American ar tlllery lads. Most of them are from California, others are from North Da kota, Montana, and other states of the Northwest. I Coming up the road from the rail way station one crosses the mill race with its ancient stone bridge, passes the "moulin noir" and entering the vlllage after "recall," sees the soldiers lolling about In the houses or seated about the tables in front of the wine shops talking to their French friends :r,«„..„ clear through the town the houses are marked with the number of One place Americans billeted there, may have painted at the side of the door, "24 men ' and another "2 of Down In the narrow fleers, 14 men. side streets are more billets and from these winding passageways the sol diors come in scores after the eve ning mess to wander along the "main drag" and visit billets of their friends In other batteries. No Formality There. Life is very informal in this vil lage since the Americans came. The doors and windows of the home-bil lets, opening right into the streets, reveal the soldiers' beds made up in ship-shape military manner, the floors scrubbed spotlessly clean and everything as neat and tidy as a home | might be expected to be. In many places, sanitation, crude in most French towns, at least, from an Amer ican's standpoint, has been improved and living conditions improved not only for the soldiers but for the civilian natives as well. "How do you like living in billets?" was asked a raw-boned gunner who said his home had hen in Idaho. "All right now," came the response. "We did not think much of it at flrst; we had to go too far for me^g. The cook shack is away up there on the hill in the square behind the church. And in our billet we had to climb a ladder to get into the hay mow. I'd rather live in a tent, es pecially in the summer. But we all say, like the French, 'C'est la guerre' and let It go at that. "But we're learning a lot about the French, getting a lot of insight into their lives which we could not get We're learning to sympa otherwlse. thlze with them more than ever, believe it makes us better soldiers. I I know for sure that it makes us keener to fight the Germans when we hear some of the facts the French people tell us. Why, In our house alone the old man and old woman who live there have lost three sons in the war and another Is a prisoner of the Germans. "Oh, we get along all right, women do our washing and mending and they're always anxious to do a lot of extra things for us. We sure will miss these people when we move from here. It will be like leaving home again." $ The Music and Craps. The black troops are bringing Amer ica's folk songs to Europe. Whether he Is In the overalls of the stevedore or the olive drab of the fighting man going over the top, the American ne gro sings just as he does in the cotton fields of the sunny Southland or the dock along the shores of the Great Lakes. The nearness of the war, the whiz* of the bullets and the roar of the cannon fall to mar the eternal non worrylng attitude of the American r negro. Their barracks at night are alive with music. At least one man in every squad has managed to bring a banjo along or made enough shooting craps to buy one in France. Speaking of craps, it's the gçent barrack room sport of the negroes the first day after payday. And every niche they can get in out of sight of their white officers sees a crap game going. Then when one or two ipen in the regiment have got all the .money in camp thfey go .hack to singing the old-time songs and playing them on their banjos un til another payday rolls around. If morale follows in the footsteps of music, then the colored troops must be "Jess full of it, boss!" Draft Men Denied %ooze. St. Louis.—Draft men here, even be fore they are Inducted into the army, will no longer be served Intoxicating liquors. Orders have Just been Issued to s«'oonkeepers not to serve drinks tc draft men selected for service. DR. BALTASAR BRUM I i A k !■ mi -Ï £ 1 1 j ; j I I ! Baltasnr Brum, minister of foreign af fairs of Uruguay, has tremendous 1m j portance in the affairs of the allies, j Doctor Brum is largely responsible for The visit to the United States of Dr. j the change of sentiment in Uruguay from being pro-Gerrann to being neu tral, then openly pro-ally. Doctor | Brurn is a strong advocate of free democracy and his influence In the Lat i in American countries is a powerful ! factor in favor of the allies. - ! BOMBING THE DUMPS ; _ _ __ Great Display of Fireworks When Target Is Hit. ! ; , Stores of Ammunition Are Hard to Locate and Are Always Well Guarded. : Behind the British Lines in France. —The British aviation communique frequently contains a brief line to re cord that "direct hits were obtained upon an enemy dump" at some point behind the German lines. This color less announcement may seem to the reader in America nothing more than the record of a dull piece of routine, but the deed itself is different from its record. A British airman, Lieut. W. A. Barnes, has given the Associated Press the following account of a recent 58 minute raid on a German dump as characteristic of this form of activity : "On this particular night there was not enough moonlight for a long raid, so the target given us was a German ammunition dump. "Dumps are by no means easy tar gets to find at night, for they are sel dom situated near any definite land marks and arc usually well camou j tlaged. By the study of maps and pho ; tographs, however, we had pretty well located the position of this one, and started out on the raid with high hopes of success, "We flew almost due east from the I airdrome. At the end of the 50 min utes we could just make out the out line of sheds. This was good, but we let out a parachute flare to light up the ground, and make sure we were over the target. This promptly dispelled all doubts, for the Hun searchlights opened up at once, and a hall of ma chine gun bullets leaped up from the ground. Anti-aircraft guns had been firing for some time, but the shells were bursting well above us, and giv ing no trouble. "The parachute flare proved a real friend, because both searchlights and machine guns concentrated upon it, giving us just sufficient time to dive swiftly, release our bombs, switch on the engine and start climbing. "When we turned to observe results, we witnessed the finest fireworks dis Ammunition was play I ever saw. cracking off at record speed, dense clouds of smoke were rising and high ly-colored flames were leaping a hun dred feet and more from the ground. "We watched this pleasing exhibi tion for some minutes, until the cough of an 'Archie' burst near by to remind us that we were still over Hunland, and so turned and steered for home. "The whole job occupied 58 minutes, but It must have cost Germany hun dreds of man-power hours In muni tions works.' PASTOR DISPLAYS SIGN *70 HELL WITH)&M§£R' CoKunbus, O.—jr. Alfred Flem ing, si ate fire marshal, is a min ister cind regularly fills his chargea This fact, however, j does nrtt prevent him from ex pressing ithe sentiment of Amer icans generally. Pasted on the desk as you enter the reception room is a sentence in big, red 'To Hell I t letters. It reads: $ With the Kaiser 7 X fiAtlnl , jNtiilnfi iTii r i TI'T'I i TT l I IT' • • T + FuK](I. Big Fire Fighting Seattle.. Wash —One million . jyiollars iWlnç/d at the disposal of forestry/%*i/lce for fighting forest fires in/the Northwest this y*ar. The money/ mis lieen tak/n fron« a special defend fuidthe disposal of Presi dent Wilsin. has heei le 7 ■' / ' Mrs. M. C. Priddy arrived Monday from Walla Walla. De Verc Frantz came in Sunday even ing from Spokane. Hunt Potter and family arc sick of the lighter type of influenza. Dean Thomson of the school'of mines came in from Spokane Monday. The funeral of Mrs. Earl St. John occurred this morning at 10:30. Miss Eunice Howton of Pullman has been visiting at the home of Homer Estes for a few days. Mrs. W. B. Strong and Miss Virginia' Weaver were in Moscow yesterday from Pullman. Dean Poindexter of Farmington is here to assist the St. John family during their 1 affliction of influenza. Mrs. Victor Peterson gave one of the boys of the S. A. T. C. at the Inland hospital a fine birthday cake with 20 candles, and Mrs. Carl F. Anderson gave the soldiers cookies. Mrs. Joseph of Salmon City, who has been visiting her son of the S. A. T. C. for the past 10 days, left for her home today. Her son had a light attack of in fluenza. Mrs. Marie Corwin of Palouse has been visiting lier uncle, John Anderson. One of the boys of the vocational training corps who appropriated another soldier's cash was taken Sunday to P'ort George Wright, Spokane, for court mar tial by Sergeant Cannon as guard. W. T. Wilkins of Blackfoot came to see his son of the S. A. T. C. Mrs. Wilkins has been here for some time. Mrs. H. A. Thatcher returned Mon day from Lewiston, where she attended the funeral of her nephew, Linn Baugh man, who died of influenza. Mr. Baugh man was a fine young man, 20 years of age, and express messenger on the Northern Pacific running through Mos- i cow. Porter Bros, of Spokane have bought a car of large draft horses Torn this part of the country, which are to lie shipped from Pullman tomorrow. These horses arc to go to the coast for logging, atf the Porter Bros, have a large ship contract. The prices ranged from $350 to $500 a span. S. P. Davis delivered a team in Pullman Monday. Miss Annette Bowman of Wallace, a former instructor in art at the Univer sity of Idaho, was taken to a Wallace hospital on account of blood poisoning. Miss Bowman is a candidate for the office of county superintendent in her home county. C. B. Hillsbury of Spokane, represent ing the Kalispeil Flour Mill company, was in Moscow Monday. Mrs. C. H. Whitmore and Mrs. M. A. Crawford returned last evening from Spokane. A. I. Rollefson has received word that his brother, Eugene Rollefson, has arrived safely overseas. Mrs. A. Matheson of Thatuna, near Viola, was in Moscow Monday. I5S * to o What Other Food Helps To Conserve as does oû Grape-Nuts <1 O°o §0 iP Oo % S § n y c •o. Saves Saves ê t Wheat made partly of barley. Fuel eatable to the last fully baked. I bit. n • m u ■&> I Saves Sugar Saves oo 0 • 0 o oo i Time ready -to serve direct •from-the package Milk •a £ contains its own \b° requires less •fcha n the ordinary cereal m n , 0 « sugar ■from rts own grains K tàiï fôj t ■ WHX Hi. are conserving when you eat Grape-Nuts c' 1 jW. 10 m U thl sei Mrs. Rolit. McGarvcj and daughter,! Tro>, were in .Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Stratton of Pull-7 with their „ . m , m 1 . ,,, ,, Born to Mr and Mrs. Harry Walker on Norlli \\ ashington street, a daughter, ou : 1 oik lay. Ik* child did not live. Mrs. L. G. Flasher of Potlatch went to her work as telephone operator at Colfax today. j Mrs. John Sweckcr, of M OSCO iV Monday. man were visiting Sunday parents. Dr. and Mrs. Leitch. Miss Agnes Doyle, who has been work-1 ing in the millinery department at , . \\ dliamson s, lett for her home m Spo kane Sunday. Mrs. Maud Reeves arrived yesterday from Lewiston to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Woodworth. DEARY NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS OF PAST WEEK Mr. J. Harsh was a business visitor in Bovill the first of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Nelson were visitors on Little Bear ridge Sunday. Mrs. Nellie Newman accompanied by Miss Virginia Speen returned to Troy Saturday after spending three months as cook and waitress at Harsh's camp. A Mr. Gus Powell and wife of Spo kane have accepted the position. Mr. Nogal of Bovill motored to Deary Friday on business. Mrs. John Folding and small child were guests at the Asphlund home the first of the week. Mrs. Edward. Connors accompanied by Mrs. Archie Liddle were guests Friday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Johnson. Mrs. Anna Berklund and sister are home from Moscow during the influ enza epidemic. They will return to school later. Miss June Weed has arrived at home from Lewiston where she has been attending business college. Geo. Benson, who was painfully in jured from a hook entering his hip at Harsh's camp, was removed to his parents' home Wednesday. Dr. R. C. Faust is attending the young man, during Dr. Gibson's illness. Mr. Osterberg has moved on the Norman place which he has leased for the coming séàson. Phil Asplund has purchased the Ollie Bowman place and is plowing same preparatory for a crop next year. Leo Monick was a visitor of Bobbie Bellmony Saturday of this week. Miss Lylr. Harsh is enjoying a visit with her parents during the closing of the Moscow College. Mrs. Bert McGowan was a guest last week of friends in Bovill. Mrs. Louis Aas was a visitor on | Big Bear ridge a few days last week. Sam Anderson spent Sunday on a furlough with his parents here, he is stationed at St. Maries. Miss Grace Dent sister of Mrs. Harry Dent, arrived recently to visit for a few weeks. i Mr. and Mrs. Sam Monk have | moved to Deary, from the farm they I recently sold to Dr. R. C. Faust. ! The war pictures and work of the j Four L's showing logging operations,! I spruce operations, airplane, timber ettin f- e K' were shown at Harsh's I eam P l, y Lieutenants Gill and Hupp last Tuesday night sriff were well at I tended both at Harsh's camp and the ! men from camp one . There was also j a lecture by Lieutenant Gill which | was enjoyed by the ladies present as 'well as the men. i Mrs. Slocum, Mrs. Bailey and Grandma Bailey were guests Satur day at the Clyde Slacum home, : Mrs. Ellen Petterson was a visitor at the Berklund home a short time ! ago. | Frank Monk the general manager | of the meat market has been quite [ ill with a severe cold. He is able to j attend to business again. I Mr. Lee accompanied by Mr. Lynch drove out to Jorgensen sale Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Laurance motored to Bovill and Helmer Saturday. Mrs. Josephine Taft accompanied by Miss Ruth Taft, who has been teach ing at the Bear creek school and the Burnt creek school have returned to their hoftie at Lola, Idaho during the influenza seige. A. A. Anderson of Palouse was Sunday a visitor of his neice, Mrs. Laurel Liddle. Mrs. Lena Johnson and daughter were guests Sunday at Harsh's camp. Mrs. Amil Anderson accompanied by her daughter, Miss Ruth Anderson, of Minnesota, arrived Saturday to visit nephew, A. E. Anderson and wife and other relatives. Paris.—Next to rifle, ammunition and canteen, American soldiers seem to rank baseball supplies among the list of the necessities of life in the front lines. At least such was the de oision of SAVE BASEBALL STUFF FIRST Such Was Decision of Yanks Caught in Tight Corner and Ordered to Retreat. a Yankee unit operating# with the French forces lately. It hap pened that this unit got into a very hot corner and the order came to retreat. was immediately called on to reissue them for a game. The tide of war obbs and flows apparently, but base ] la u SO es on forever. The necessity for haste made it im possible for the men to carry much with them in the way of personal tie longings, but whim they arrived at a station out of imme was found that the baseball parapher nalia had been saved, while many kinds of personal belongings had been sacrificed. The bails and gioves had been fur nished by the Y. .1. C. A. and the men took it upon themselves to carry them in preference to their own little lux uries. As soon as the unit had reached a quiet place the supplies were turned ov<>r to the Y. M. ('. A. secretary, who langer it | : TANK TAKES TWO TOWNS ,,v m i ! j i j , | % & ? ..J m k A i:' A i ■ An American-manned tank pilot«] by Lieut. Joseph Knowles and Serg| Clyde Graham, a professor of the Ue| versity of Maine, recently captunij two towns from the enemy and toil scores of prisoners, forming the mo] thrilling incident in the history of tï| war. The photo shows Sergt. 01y«| Graham. 3 ALABAMA BUCK KEEPS WOR] Former Negro Preacher Evolves P« feet Answer to Theology of Huns. the Lord. bodies going to And they did. Paris.—"Rev." Arthur Jefferson his name. Before the war he used j "preach 'roun" in northern Alabama Now he's the huckest buck private 1 a negro regiment that has aire I earned fame in the line. Fe evo | the perfect answer to Prussian th ] ogy 15 minutes after he got into tbj lino. The Germans opposite—it w| a quiet sector—had hung eut a hi sign hearing the Potsdam profanaticl "Gott mit uns." | Arthur Jefferson took one long loi at it. Then he disappeared intol dugout. He appeared later with tl legend, laboriously inscribed on til top of a biscuit box : I "Germans ; Consign your souls I In 'hont four minutes yoi belong to Alabama."