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The Greeneville Daily Sun, Thursday, September 26, 1918.
The Greensville' Daily Sun PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY. W. R. LYON, Editor and Proprietor. Subscription Rate: Daily Subscription By carrier, 15c a week; 40c a month. By mail outside of Greeneville, 40c a month; 75c for S months; f 1.50 for 6 months; $3.00 for the year. Any er jneous reflection upon the character, standing or repuation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear in the columns of this paper will be glady cor rected if brought to the attention of the editor. Entered at the postoflke at Greeneville, Tenn., as second- class matter. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. The U. S. War Industries Board has issued an order forbidding publishers continuing subscriptions after date of expiration, unless subscriptions are renewed and paid for. "While it has been the general rule of this newspaper to stop all papers promptly, there are some few who have asked for time on their subscriptions both to the Daily and Weekly Sun. These subscriptions will now have to be discontinued under the new law. If you want the paper continued to you, send in your renewal subscription before your time expires. The slackers' national convention has had to be post poned on account of the war. There's little difference between the snore of a pacifist and the groan of a German eating soup. Bos'n Daniels says he intends to go to Berlin with Pershing. But he mustn't go on the Spree! Samuel Gompers has been worth a million bugles in rallying the war spirit of British workingmen. Dr. Karl Helfferich has taken advantage of a lull in the bomb throwing to resign as ambassador to Russia. If the German fortune tellers are on the job, they will warn Hindenburg to beware of a small, quiet, brown man from the east. Ferd Foch certainly has the finest assortment of right and left hooks, jabs, undercuts and swings of any champ that has yet appeared. ictuiuuig tu a new 1 uiuig ui. uuc wui ucai uncut, juu must be at least 37 years of age before you are eligible for Y. M. C. A. work overseas. i With its usual slipshod inefficiency, the government has forgotten entirely to reserve gas masks for state depart ment officials for use during enemy peace drives. "The German people huddle together, as people always do before a great disaster," says a neutral traveler. These same Germans were lately huddled together like wolves in anticipation of feasting upon the body of France. Why put off until tomorrow what can be done today? It will only cause you sorrow by the useless long delay. Let U3 then be up and doing with a heart for any fate. Just come up and pay the printer for the paper up-to-date. Germany does not want the kind of peace she is going to get. She started out to win a German peace and she will end the fight with her head bloody, her teeth pulled and her claws cut off. Germany's condition after the war will serve as a warning to all nations in the future whose leaders may be tempted to wage a war of conquest If you contemplate building or repairing it is now necessary that you get a permit from the government before you can proceed. This new ruling will work a hardship upon woodworking establishments and lumber dealers generally throughout the country during the re mainder of the war, but will put a stop to all unneces sary building and repair work. NEWSPAPER TELEPHONY. There are a good many letters that sound much alike as they are transmitted over the telephone. B, b, v, p. m, n, may be cited as examples. And so in a newspaper office where accuracy is important, particularly in the matter of names and initials, this expedient has been hit upon. Suppose some good friend has called up the office to report that B. M. Goodman has gone somewhere on important business. At the receiving end of the 'phone the reporter is uncertain about the initials, and so he asks: "Did you say P for Paul, N for Nuts Good man?" Then the friend, if he is tap in newspaper tele phony, will answer: "No I said B for Benjamin, M for Monkey Goodman." And that makes it entirely clear. So when you call this office and wire in a namew-ith initials, do not be shocked if there comes back a query whether the C is for Cabbage and T is for Turnips or other inquiries to that effect The reporter is merely trying to find out whether the letter which is the first one of the word he calls back to you is the letter you gave him or merely one that sounded like it. HOW THE ENEMY FEELS. Since the middle of July, when the Americans at Cha teau Thierry and the French under Gen. Gouraud turned the edge of the German spear, the German people and press have become more and more pessimistic. Despite the organized efforts of the .government to shut off the current of pessimism, it flows in ever-increasing volume and force. Chancelor Hertling has been forced to take notice of the "deep discontent" of the people. The German newspapers are notably outspoken, al though one or two of them were temporarily suppressed for audacious utterances. The latest frank admission that the German arms have met their match is made by the influential Cologne Gazette, which reviews the allied victories in the west, and in Palestine and Mace donia, and attributes them to the genius of Marshal Foch, who has now obtained strategic unity on all fronts. The Gazette remarks upon the superiority of the allies in man power and gun power, and then adds: We have already pointed out the enviable se crecy observed in the manufacture of armored tanks and the training of their crews, which now number not thousands, but tens of thousands. To these must be added the increase in the number of guns, mine throwers, flame projectors, machine guns, gas and fog ammunition and airplanes of all kinds. No proof is necessary that German in dustry is unable to accomplish this in similar quantities. Especially as regards the armored tanks there is no doubt that the numerical superi ority is on the side of the enemy and that he is bound to utilize it to the utmost. This is a typical expression of the new and chastened pirit that pervades Germany. The people's eyes are opening. So widespread is the reaction since the allies 'hrust the enemy back that the government makes no disguise of the impaired national morale. Every device is seized upon to stimulate the people to further sacri fice. Yet there is a strong element which now takes it for granted that Germany will lose the war. The Deutsche Stimmen, the national liberal weekly, in a re cent issued alluded to this element as follows: In Germany at present the "logical pessimists" are exercising the greatest influence upon public opinion. These logical pessimists indicate that we can only fear a deterioration in the present situa tion from a continuation of the war. They say that if we do not succeed in ending the war polit ically this year by victory in the west it will be ab solutely impossible to do so in future years, be cause the host of Americans fighting against us will grow, and the technical superiority of our enemies will grow also. They ask where there is still any prospect of a victorious peace. Such views recur in letters to party leaders and letters to the editors of newspapers. The Deutsche Stimmen does what it can to answer this argument of the "logical pessimists." But it can offer little, and finally it abandons the effort and winds up with this appeal to blind faith: Not the logic of reason, but the faith which moves mountains is ultimately the thing that is necessary in war, in order to maintain the nerves of the people at the high tension of endurance to the last moment; ultimately this alone makes vic tory possible for the diplomatists. ' Another witness is Herr Bacmeiater, editor of the pan- German weekly Das Grossere Deutschland, who discusses the reasons for the palpable and alarming decline in German morale. He suggests that the main cause of pessimism is military failure after the war lords had assured the people that victory was at hand. He then pictures conditions in Germany: One must admit that things are not easy for the German people in their fight for the mainte nance of the necessary morale. England's eco nomic war has produced conditions in Germany which are difficult to bear, and which can hardly be borne at all in a state of depression. Con ditions which are gladly suffered in enthusiasm for a great idea are felt without such enthusiasm ; to be an intolerable burden. The economic or ganization of the German empire has not been able to create the belief in a national necessity; it has made mistake after mistake, and its con duct has simply attracted the hatred of large parts of the population. The feelings of the masses are dominated by anger with the food administration : and by daily cares. Thus the organization has produced the exact opposite of what it hoped to achieve by the so-called system of just distribu- ' tion. One of the strong witnesses who testifies to the inv pending break-down of German spirit is Hindenburg himself, in his frantic proclamation to the German peo ple early this month. He speaks of the damaging in roads of allied propaganda, and abuses the allies for carrying on this propaganda at the moment when Ger man morale is already sorely tried by disappointment in battle. "The enemy seeks to poison our spirit," says Hindenburg's manifesto. "He bombards our front, not only by a drumfire of artillery, but also with a drum fire of printed paper. Besides bombs that kill the body, his airmen throw down leaflets that are intended to kill the soul." Hindenburg states that the "field-gray men" found and delivered to the German command 84,000 leaflets in May, 120,000 in June and 300,000 in July. He ex claims: A gigantic increase! Ten thousand poisoned arrows daily in July; 10,000 times daily the at tempt to deprive the individual and the whole body of belief in the justice of our cause, and of the strength and confidence for ultimate victory! We can reckon in addition that a great part of the , enemy leaflets will not have been found by us. The manifesto asks all Germans to be on guard against insidious allied pamphlets which attack the Hohnzollern iynasty and offer good food to soldiers who will sur ender. He quotes from one leaflet which warns Ger mans that their cause is lost; that America will defeat them. The manifesto winds up by asking Germans to ally to the defense of the fatherland. Thus the process of enlightening the Germans is go ng forward by two effective means by bullets and by he printed word dropped by airplanes. The latter nethod i3 not developed to its full effectiveness, but it is veil to know that it is in use. Every airplane that flies iver German soil should carry the word of truth as well is the bomb of destruction, Greene County Boy In France "Somewhere in Belgium." My Dear Mother: When I wrote to you the other night and told you of my experience I thought I was lucky; really I was, but the very next night I went to take some patients to the ambulance about one mile away and had just gotten back when Major came up and told me he was going up the line again, but wouldn't take me, as I had already run enough that night. So I came back to my dugout and was reading a love story in a book I had found when I heard Fritz shell ing the road. I knew it was danger ous for any one to pass, but here came Major and asked, "Who will go with me to the other aid post?" None of the boys offered to go, so I spoke up and said "I'll go." We started, but hadn't gone but about fifty yards when a big shrapnel burst over my head and it fairly rained around us. We went on and met a poor fellow who was all un nerved and had lost his gas mask and was lost from hts company. He was carrying a stretcher and was given out. I took his stretcher and we started past where some English men were staying. One stuck his head out and said: "You chaps had better hurry; Fritzie Is shelling this place." We hadn't gone ten steps when we heard one coming. We had to lie flat on the ground to prevent being hit. It just missed us, but threw dirt, rocks and pieces of shell all about us; but, mother, I felt like the Lord was with me all the time and we got there safely. When we started back I saw he was shelling it badly. I used the Sam mies' byword, "The best o' luck, chappy," but when we got into the most dangerous part I told the major if he lived through it to send you dear people the message that I died happy doing my duty. I felt the pieces of shells brush my knees and one passed my ear faster and louder than any band ever played "Dixie." They were falling thick and fast, but we got through without a scratch, only our knees were skinner by hit ting the ground. It was a mystery how we got through and I thanked the dear Lord several times for guid ing me through all right. Last night we were warned to look out for a gas attack. Fritz sent a few gas shels and got three of our boys pretty bad and I was sent in charge of the stretcher-bearers (four to a stretcher) to carry these boys back to the hospital. b Just as we started the sentry gave the gas alarm. We all had to put on our gas masks. I went in front as guide to watch for ditches and shell holes, which are thick. -I let my men rest twice, but there is no rest as long as you wear your mask. We got there O. K. .As we were coming back an officer stop ped us and said all was clear, so we took them off. The men were loaded with empty stretchers and blankets. I was in front and passing through a swamp where the gas had settled, I ran into it and was gassed proper. Also one of the other boys. I felt as if my chest and throat were on fire. I began to get dizzy and was coughing very hard when one of the medical officers came out and took me in and after putting me comfortably to bed I dozed off to sleep. I dream ed I was at home with you and was sitting there with my arm around you telling you my experience. Then they awoke me for my breakfast. They are so kind to me. This morn ing the commanding general and di vision surgeon were here and Major told them of m ywork for which they praised me very highly. Also the work of the other boys; but I have done no more than any real Amer ican soldier should do and I am proud I was able to do the work and hope I'm good for other days yet. Mother, I have told nothing in a boastful man ner, only told what I did. I am still weak, but will get along all right now. I am getting plenty to eat and am living in hopes of see dear old Tennessee and home once more. Let me know If you get this all right. Please write often. With loads of love to you all, Your own Sammie, PVT. SAMUEL K. BROYLES, Med. Dept 117th U. S. Inf., ' A. E. F., care Reg. Hdqrs. W-H JK jT ,fS JS. Division Fair - ' i i . i?vV This Is Uncle Sam's Fair Be Sure To COM E I The Government makes a strong appeal to every patriot! man, woman and child to HKLP-WLN-TIIfi-WAR, to which splendid purpose the East Tennessee Division Fair is pledg ed this yenr. Through special Government exhibits; thousands and thou sands of feet of moving picture films; displays of our own Bouth-lnnd live stock and soil products, the visitors to this Fair will learn the "how" and "whyfore" of all kinds of "Win-the-War-Servlce." Plenty of Horse Racing and FREE) Entertainment, Too! As good races as you'd EVER ask to see. While as for music and good shows, you'll not be able to keep your feet still when the Hawaiian Serenaders begin to play. No extra charge either for the tremendous Government ex hibits or" for the Horse Races. Plan now to BE HERE! Knoxville, Tenn. October 7 to 12 AT THE PRINCESS O- THURSDAY Mary Pickford in "Amarilly of Clothes Line Alley." FRIDAY Peggy Hyland in "Other Men's Daughters." SATURDAY Extra special, . "To Hell With the Kaiser." . , MONDAY Eddie Polo in "The Bulls Eye," Episode No. 12. TUESDAY Madame Petrova in "Tempered Steel." WEDNESDAY Jacx Pickford in "Mile a Minute." $45,000.00 I have loaned to enterprising farmers recently. Try me. S. H. Thompson, Bristol, Tenn. Newton C. Myers Succeeds Penland NASHVILLE, Sept. 25. Newton C. Tvra rf Hrocnovillo vaaa tAooifA a member of the state board of elec tions today to succeed James R. Pen land, deceased, by an interim com mission provided by law where the surviving members of the state board fail" to elect. No other name was considered by the members of the commission composed of Comptroller Thomason, Secretary of State Stev- 1 f ...... Tl..vt1ni H1m D.M . ens vnu ircnsuiei lyuiuojj. jlui. i- land's term would have expired next- r -w r Ml Ail year ana Mr. Myers win serve umu . . 1 i. - 1. tne next legislature eiecis a repuo lican member for a full term. Save $10 easy buy your Ladies' Coat o.r Coat Suit at Wheatley's, Limestone, Tenn. Just received a beautiful line. 149 e o d RAPILL$ Tut irrm doctoo guarantees I1VER. One at bedtime and you eel like new penoo nest day. Ask anyone who uses tfcem. VERY MILD BUT EFFICIENT TO EGG PACKERS AND SHIPPERS You are now compelled to attach a rnrd to everv case of eees you pack or ship, showing that same has been candled. You must have printed cards for this purpose. We have these cards and can send them to you upon' recipt of the price 50c per hundred. If you want larger quantitieswe can make you a better price. PUBLIC iLJiido ON Saturday, Get. 5th, I will sell at PUBLIC AUCTION, at my farm near Clear Springs, 3 miles north of Chuckey, all my Stock, Farming Implements and Tools; House hold and Kitchen Furniture. SALE BEGINS AT 10 A, M. RAIN or SHINE and will continue until everything is sold. In cluded in the list of articles to be sold is an In ternational hay baler. TERMS to suit purchaser. 4 W. ENDRY J AS. RUSH, Auctioneer.