Here the enemy has made his main
rush to get down to the open plain,
and here he advanced furthest, toward
Bassano, yet the splendid bravery of
the Italians held him In the moun
tains through the winter.
Mountain Section of Italy May
Be Next Scene of Operations
By The U.S.
Paris. Mav lO.-ln all 0,016,614,000
(By Associated Press.)
Headquarters, Italian Army, .May 11
Attm'icn is nov. beinp; centered on,
the mountain front, lor all the intiioa- j
tinns arc that t.'iis is U: be the main
scene of coming operations instead of ,
the flat river country to the east. With
these operations perhaps not far off
it is well to take a survey of thl.i
mountain section for its main points
cat, Val Lagarina and Val Sugana,
end chief attention should be centered
on them and their neighboring heights?
ot Asiago, the Grappa and Mount
Tomba. Both of them come down from
Trent, the Austrian storm center
which sends forward troops and sup
plies through both these valleys to the
mountain fronts beyond. From Trent
the enemy has railroads down both
: these valleys. "
nr HVelv to be heard of very often
U the coming months. Already along The Lagarina valley comes straight
these mountain roads there is the stir t0 Verona and the Pen Plain-tt
to great forces of men, guns and jwas down here that tne mado
horses moving into position, and one sh two years ago, pushing
from Reverto west toward Mount Pa-
subio. He was driven back then, and
almost feels that a great
The Tridentine Alps which stretch a11 tne Indications are that he will be
across northern Italy form a natural ."eld again if he comes that way.
fortification between the two opposing The most important approach is by
lines, and it is in the lower section way of the Val Sugana, or Brenta
ol these ranges that the military op-! river. . From its headwaters near
eratlons are now unfolding. While it j Trent the Brenta makes a wide cir
is a front of several hundred miles 'cult before it comes down to the open
Trom the Adriatic up to thp Swiss
frontier, yet part of this stretch is im
penetrable mountain peaks covered
plain at Bassano, and it is within this
circuit that the Asiago plateau and
the hardest fighting ground lies. The
fith eternal snow, and there art prac- 'Austrian railway from Trent comes
tically only five lines of approach down the valley to Primolano, about
where breaks in the mountain twenty miles above Bassano, thus
heights permit military operates to . keeping up a steady flow of men and
be carried on.
These five lines of approach or com
munication throurh the Tridentine
supplies.. That is why the Italian
airplanes have centered attention on
Primolano, which is often mentioned
Alps are the valley regions known as the communiques as having itarail
the Valtellina, meaning see-saw from p"3 stations bombed,
it- winding character, which leads The bomb-swept and deserted town
down to Lake Coiiio and toward Mi-'of Asiago is the center of this battle
Inn; second, the Val Camonica, lead-J region enclosed by the Val Sugana
ing southward toward Brescia; third, and the Brenta river. The enemy lines
the Val Giudicarla, which comes down "in just below the town. Near by are
just east of the Adamello region with j Mount Val Bella, Sasso Rosso and
its line of peaks and skirts along the I Melago, all the scene of desperate
west shore of Lake Garda; fourth. Val fighting when the enemy tried to come
Lagarina, which follows the course of down the west bank of the Brenta.
the Adige river on the east of Lake "'he river itself comes through a
Garda, and comes down from Trent I rocky defile, so part of the approach
toward Verona; and fifth, the.Valjls over these Intervening mountains
Sugana which follows the cou rse of .which, reach down to the river valley.
This Asiago region is cut by two
other local valleys, which are a most
important part of the mountain ope
rations throuh they are not main
highways through the Alps. These are
the Valarsa and the Astico valleys,
which wind irregularly down toward
Vlcenza. Much Is likely to be heard
of this section in the coming opera
tions. East of the Brenta river is another
part of this same Val Sugana which
(By Private Jacob S. Fassett, Jr., Di
vision Headquarters, Camp Gordon
From Leslie's, March, 1918.
Two thousand bodies moved as
Then clear and loud the bugles sang
Against the crimson of the west.
The Colors fluttered gently In the
The bugles ceased abruptly. Then
Again with quick precision moved the
While for a moment all the camp was
A mighty chord from the deep-throated
Then thrilled the list'ning soldiers to
Of our great Anthem. Gone their
Forgotten all the trials of the day.
No one but gazed enrapt upon the
That with slow majesty came floating
Into the outstretched arms ot wait
The while those moving, patriotic
Came pouring forth a great cres
cendo .... Ah!
How pregnant with perception was
the Brenta river and winds around
the Asiago region down past Bassano.
These five main highways through
the mountains become more impor
tant from a military standpoint, as
they come ' eastward toward the
Asiago and Brenta region. All the
chief pressure has been in the easter
ly region in Vhe past, and the indica
tions at present are that it will be In
The great fighting ground, then,
would be along the two valleys on the ,t, also desperate fighting ground
More Work For
As the men join the
colors leaving their
civilian tasks for oth
ers to take up-more
women than ever be
fore accept responsi
ble and arduous duties
And More Women
Because Gossard Corsets
do so much for the wearer
..... . . . gossard
in aaaiuon to improving wt
It is more esential today to have a
corset properly fitted than a dress.
Mrs. Logan has finished from
Gossard Training School and is pre
pared to fit you properly. .
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One saw divined the Truth with
No matter what the Government, nor
White-livered pacifist obstructs the
Of this Machine; no matter what we
Of those poor creatures who refuse
In this great struggle for Democra
The message of that Flag remains
Immutable the things for which it
For Truth and Honor and Democracy
Have been, and, thank God, always
shall be, ours.
Such thoughts as these stirred ev'ry
As sank the Starry Banner toward
The music ceased; a curt "Dis
missed!" and then
The ceremony of "Retreat" was done.
The great bulk of men, perhaps, are
In answering their country's call just
But time will come when ALL will
will heed the cry,
As did these boys, who answered with
"We come!" nor ever counted up
FIVE RULES FOR A IOJTG LIFE
Five rules for a long life aa civp'i
by Edward Everett Hale are offered
as good working principles for even
these strenuous times not that any
body really lives by rules, but he-
cause most of us enjoy reading old
truths set forth in new form. These
particular five go like this:
1. Rule both mind and hnrlv with
Pan iron ho'ld. You are master.
2. For the body, enough good sleep,
enough good food, enough good exer
cise. 3. For the mind, regular work;
work in the line of your genius and
stop when you are tired.
4. After you are forty you may, if
you are not a fool, choose your own
j rules, your own medicine and your
own food. But you will find that the
more you are in the open air and the
jinore you are with other people, tha
wuer you will succeed. You will also
I find that there is nothing gained by
j brooding over failure.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, (and always). The great
j central statement of life and history
this matter is: "He made himself
,of no reputation and took upon him
self the form of a servant, wherefore
God has highly exalted him."
Mrs. H. Logan, Prop.
EW SOUTHERN HOTEL
I have moved from the Orange Ho-
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Kentucky avenue, now "The New
Southern." I have thoroughly reno
ated the building and Invite the
public's patronage, making this hotel
the travellers' home.
C9 T. R. TINDAL, Prop.
pounds of foodstucis have reached the
Rnin civil DODulation through the
Commission for Relief in Belgium
from November 1, 1914 to October il,
1917, it is annouucel. "It is due to
the marvelous generosity of the Uni
ted States of America that the tsei
eians have escaped destruction
through famine," says the Informa
tion Beiges, a publication edited at
Havre under the auspices of the Bel
gian Government. "They will never
forget it," it adds.
When Herbert C. Hoover organized
the Commission for Relief in Belgium
in the fall of 1914 and purchased in
London the few thousand sacks of
flour and wheat that were sent to
Belgium in the care of Hugh S. Gib
son, the Secretary of the American
Legation at Brussels who had gone
to London for that purpose, none
foresaw that the institution would
grow to such proportions and would
become the greatest work of the kind
The average distribution of food
stuffs to the Belgian population dur
ing the three years referred to above
was 5,480,034 pounds daily.
Importations into Belgium would
have reached much greater figures
had it not been for numerous sink
ings by German U-boats of ships
loaded with foodstuffs for the Belgians.
YOUR PAPER REPRESENTS YOU
In Florida there are many live
towns that are moving forward rapid
ly to city size and many small cities
that will soon be large ones if they
keep up their present rate of gain.
No one needs to be told that the
growth of a city benefits nearly every
man who settled in it when it was a
village or town or even a small city.
Land that at the beginning could be
bought at little more than farm land
prices Is sold by the town lot and
then by the city lot and it goes on
up, enriching the men who bought it
when it was cheap.
Besides this motive of self interest
a patroitic pride makes a man love
to see the community he lives in
grow and so throughout the state
there are thousands of men with
whom the community Interest is next
to self interest and not very far be
hind it as an incentive to effort.
What can I do to build up the town
I live in? This question is engaging
the attention of tens of thousands of
Floridlans. Various things can be
done but we can tell the best one
build up your local newspaper.
. We know the Florida press pretty
well and we do not know" an editor
who is not a booster. We do not
know one who is not giving his peo
ple as good a paper as they permit
him to give them. We do not know
p. state whose papers are better, con
sidering the size of the towns in
which they are published, than the
Florida papers. In fact we do no
know any state whose papers are as
good considering the size of the
towns that support them.
This speaks well for Florida
tors. They put their energies
their talents into the papers
publsih and more than that they put
their money into them. Display with
them means display through the pa
pers they publish. We do not know
of an exception when we say thev
make their papers just as good as
their means will allow.
The newspapers of this state sneak
well for their publishers but that is
not all. They speak well for the
communities in which they are pub
lished. ' The paper shows the talent
o fthe editor but it shows lust as
plainly the enterprise and the liberty
or the people of the community it
serves. Could a paper published In
a town of five thousand inhabitants in
Florida be as good as one nuhHshprl
in a town twice as large in another
state just through the efforts of the
editor? It could not nnleaa tha
-Uw iiiv 11 v o
thousand Floridiahs gave it as good
support as it would have received
from ten thousand people in another
Your local paper is your renresent-
ative. It is as good as vou enafciA
the editor to make it. If it is not
good the community in which it i
published suffers. If It is remarkably
good for the size of the town those
who see it will know that the town
U full of progressive men and will
soon grow up to the size and the ex
cellence of the paper. The two wnrb
reciprocally, each pushing upward.
Sumter County Crops eenprniiv
are looking good. Labor is scarce
and some farmers are behind with
their work. It is quite likelv that
more help will he needed to 'handle
the cotton crop.
VSfe the great war
M time sweetmeat,
the bcnem thc 1
fBlf HzSpl pleasure, the economy
IlMwil of a 5c Package of
-has made it the fa- J
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