Harrisburg telegraph. (Harrisburg, Pa.) 1879-1948, August 12, 1918, Page 12, Image 12

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Four Others Injured in July
Fighting Cacualty List
One more death and four names
on the wounded lists are the latest
additions on the casualty lists from
France showing the pari soldiers
from Harrisburg and nearby towns
are taking in the war against the
The death was that of James
Charles McSherry, aged 22, of Enola,
son of Mrs. Phllena B. McSherry. He
was killed in action July 26. He is
the third son of Mrs. McSherry to
be killed in war, two brothers hav
ing lost their lives during the Span
ish-American War. Mrs. McSherry is
overcome as a result of the news.
Corporal Charles Raymond Mc-
Curdy, Company C, 7th Infantry, 612
Schuylkill street, is in a base hos
pital in France suffering from shell
shock and gas attack. In his letter to
his parents, he said his heart was af
fected, but that-he was confident of
his recovery.
Lieutenant H. P. Hunt has been
wounded in action, according to word
received by his 'wife, the daughter
of Charles B. Ising, of Shiremans
town. No details were supplied in
the cable she received.
Carlisle Man Wounded
Charles Forney, owner of a farm
near Carlisle, has also been wound
ed during- the fighting on the west
ern front. He was born in this city,
and spent the first years of his life
Two Chambersburg men, both
members of Company C, 112 th
Infantry, were listed as killed in ac
tion. They are John Calvin Bishop,
r>f Chambersburg, and Jacob E. Win
gert, of near Chambersburg. Win
grrt. was the first Franklin county
traftee to be killed in action.
Two Marines were reported to be
seriously wounded. They are Charles
H. Gladhill, Waynesboro, and Her
bert Gebhardt, 610 Lake street,
Invincible Illusion
of Huns Shattered
Ikindon, Aug. 12. —The despondent
tone of the latest German press com
ments is emphasized daily in special!
dispatches from Holland. A dis-i
patch to the Daily Mail from The
Hague includes an editorial by the
Pusseldorf Nachrichten, which siysi
that nobody looking into the future;
tan see an end to the war.
"For though it is true that the end!
might come quickly," it adds, "it
could only be an end of terror as in
The Vorwaerts of Berlin says that!
events of recent days at last havel
shattered the illusion, created by in-'
spired optimism, that Germany is|
invincible. It says:
"The German people at last real
ize the colossal gravity of the situa
tion. Let us have courage to admit
that as long as the war i 3 not ended
it is not won and can be lost."
The principal north German organ
of the majority Socialists, the Bue
Egorzeitung, of Bremen, says:
"Black and dark is the hour. The
sacrifices made by the people are im
measurable, and those of the fifth
year of the war will be gigantic, but
no refreshing breath of freedom t.nd
civil equality blows through the op
pressive night of our discontent."
< V
Warning to the Public!
During the last session of the Legislature a law was
passed and approved by the Governor: (Act 10) defin
ing Optometry and relating to the practice of Optometry
in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
This law was passed to protect the eyesight of the citi
zens of the State, from being endangered by incompetent
persons examining eyes and fitting glasses.
According to this law every person who practices Op
tometry in Pennsylvania must pass an examination,
be approved by the Board of Optometrical Education,
Examination and Licensure, and receive a certificate
stating that the holder has been examined, is competent .
and qualified to practice optometry.
Peddling from door to door or the establishment of
temporary offices is specifically forbidden.
The Governor in approving this law said "The con
trolling motive in the present approval is my desire to drive
the fakers and scoundrels who now prey upon the unsus
pecting people, from the Commonwealth."
In accordance with the Spirit and Purpose of this Law
the following Optometrists, who have received Official
Certificates from the Board of Optometrical Education,
Examination and Licensure, and who desire in every way
to co-operate in protecting the public from imposters—will
esteem it a favor to be
attempt to operate in a neighborhood.
Your co-operation will help—A phone message to
anyone of us will be appreciated.
E. L. Egolf L. A. Faunce R. D. Pratt
12 N. Second, 2nd Floor, Front. 1314 N, Third. 20 N. Third, 2nd Floor, Front.
Ibach Optical Co. P. G. Diener Kendall Optical Co.
20T Walnut. 408 Market 238 N. Third.
Grace Church Members Hear
of Pastor's Doings in the
War Zone
The members of Grace Methodist
Church yesterday heard read a letter
addressed to them by the Rev. Dr.
Robert Bagnell, the pastor, who re
cently went to France on a lecturing
tour of the American camps and to
do investigation work for the United
States Government. Dr. £lagnell is
in good health and enjoying his ex
periences, which will take him Into
the front line trenches before he re
The letter in full follows:
"Purls, July 11, 1918.
"Dear Grace Church Friends:
"I do not know when this will be
read, the mails are necessarily slow,
but probably when it is I will be In
the camps. I am to start to-morrow
morning (Friday, 12) for the lecture
tour through the camps. They have
warned me that they will use me to
the limit and, as you know, that suits
"Our trip over was uneventful, ex
cept a little seasickness. There were
twenty-four in our party, thirteen
men and eleven women, then besides
there were a number of Y. M. C. A.
workers going over. The women
workers of the Y. M. C. A. work with I
the soldiers and the Y. W. C. A. work
with the American and French wo- '
men. I have had a good many meals
at the Hostess House, in Paris, and
they were good.
"When we arrived in Paris we be
gan at once the conference work, and
for three days we listened to addresses
upon various phases of the great work
these men and women were about to
undertake. I should judge there were
about 200 men in the conference be
sides a few women. The last day
tlje appointments were read, for ail
the world like a Methodist Confer
ence, with this difference, there were
women there to receive their appoint
ments and there were electricians,
moving picture men. educators, motor
drivers, stenographers, businessmen,
religious workers, etc. While the
conferences had been going on each
person interviewed Mr. Barnes, who
would fairly be called the appoint
ment secretary, by whom they were
referred to heads of departments.
"Many workers did not know where
they were going until the appoint
ments were read. The Y. M. C. A. is
doing a wonderful work under great
difficulties. My next letter '"will be
after T have seen 'our boys' in the
"I am always thinking of you. How
deeply your prayers comfort and
strengthen me. And always T think
of vou in my prayers, particularly
on Sunday.
"Yours lovingly,
Flow of Men Overseas
Keeps Up to Average
Washington Aug. 12. —Elaborate
plans of the French government fori
enlarging and improving port facilt-1
ties to handle American troops ar-1
riving under the new war program
have been reported to the War De
partment by General Pershing.
Members of the Senate Military
Commjtteo at their last weekly con
ference at the department were told
that improvements already were in
progress, and that the French had
promised to construct additional
While no estimate was furnished
the Senators regarding the number
of men who had been transported to
Europe during the past week, War!
Department officials said the usual
average had been maintained. Im-|
provement in the production ofi
heavy ordnance was noted by the
Senators in comparing reports to the
War Council. •
Canadian Ammunition Column Going Into Battle
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Through a ruined French vlllag e the Canadian ammunition column wends its way to the front with sup
plies for the men, pushing back th e Boche in the neighborhood of Soissons.
Advancing Foe Has Surprise
of Life on Finding Ameri
cans in Line
Washington, Aug. 12.—A graphic
eyewitness account of the fighting
near Chateau Thierry, in which
American divisions, including the
marine brigade, took part, early in
June, has been made "public by the
Navy Department. It is in the form
of a long letter from an officer of
the marines to Major General Bar
nett, commandant of the corps, and
the story to'.d is of peculiar signifi
cance as in the opinion of many of
ficers here it was the stand of the
Americans along this line which
saved Par's.
The name of the writer is not dis
[ closed. The Americans were rushed
to the line in motor trucks to sup
port the hard-pressed French. On
June 1 the marine brigade deployed
in a support position, the battalion
commanded by Major Thomas Hol
comb hurrying into the line as 'he
men climbed out of the trucks. The
Germans were coming on, and .Tune
2 the French dropped back, passing
through the American lines.
"We had installed ourselves in a
house in La Voie Chatel, a little Ul
lage between Champillop and Lucy
; le-Bocage." the letter says. "From
one side we had observation of the
I north and northeast. They came out
I on a Wonderfully clear day in two
I columns across a wheat field. We
j could see the two twin brown col-
I umns advancing in perfect order un
til two-thirds of the columns, we
judged, were in sight."
Foe Slowed Up by Shrapnel
"The rifle and machine gun fire
was incessant, and overhead shrap
nel was bursting. Then the shrapnel
came on the target at each shot.
The white patches would roll away,
and we could see that some of the
columns were still there, slowed up,
and it seemed perfect suicide for
them to try. You couldn't begrudge
a tribute to their pluck, at that.
"Then, under that deadly fire and
a barrage of rifle and machine gun
fire, the Boche stopped. It was too
much for any men. They burrowed
in or broke to the cover of the
woods, and you could follow them
by the rippies of the green wheat
as they raced for cover."
The writer declared the rifle fire of
the Marines amazed the French who
saw it.
| "That man should fire deliberately,
and use their sights, and adjust their
j range," he says, "was beyond their
j experience. It must have had a
telling effect on the morale of ihe
Boche, for it was something they
had not counted on. As a matter of
fact, after pushing back the weak
ened French and then running jp
against a stone-wall defense, they
were literally'up in the air' and more
than stopped. We found that out
later from prisoners, for the Ger
mans never knew we were in the
front line when they made that at
tack. They were absolutely mysti
fied at the manner in which the de
| fense stiffened up, until they found
that our troops were in line."
The letter tells in detail of the
days of fighting that followed. It
describes a dayljght charge against
a machine (gun host and of scouting
raids up to June 6, when the whole
brigade swung forward to straighten
out the line. This action resulted
in the capture of Belleau Wood.
Major Sibley's battalion of the
Sixth Marine Regiment led the way
here, with Holeorrtb in support. The
woods were alive with enemy ma
chine guns. That night word came
back that Robertson, with twenty
men of the 96th company, had taken
Bouresches, breaking through a
heavy machine gun barrage to enter
the town. Robertson, fighting with
an automatic in either hand, was hit
three times before he would allow
himself to be taken to the rear.
Speaking of individual acts of bra v.
ery, the writer says Duncan, a com
pany commander, "before he was
mowed down, had his pipe in his
mouth and was carrying a stick."
Later, he adds, "Dental Surgeon Os
borne picked up Duncan, and with a
hospital corps man had just gained
some shelter when a shell wiped ail
three out."
Private Dunlavy, killed later, cap
tured an enemy machine gun in
Bouresches, which he turned on the
foe with Ttreat effect, while at an
other point "Young Timmerman
charged a machine gun at the.point
of the bayonei and sent in seventeen
prisoners at a clip."
When the enemy made a stand at
one point in the woods Sibley's bat
talion was withdrawn, and for an
hour and fifty minutes American and
French batteries hammered the
wood. Hughes, with the Tenth
Company, then went in, and his first,
message was that the wood had been
cut to mincemeat. Overton, heading
the 76th company, finally charged
the rock plateau, killing or capturing
every gunner and capturing all the
guns, with few casualties.
The 82d company lost nil its offi
cers, and Major Sibley and his adju
tant, Lieutenant Bellamy, reorgan
ized it under fire and charged a ma
chine gun nest at the most critical
time in .ill the fighting.
"I wonder if ever an outfit," the
letter said, "tvent up against a more
desperate job. Stuck to it gamely,
without sleep, at times on short ra
tions, with men and officers going
off like flies, and I wonder if in all
our long list of gallant deeds 'here
ever were two better stunts than the
work of Sibley and Holcomb."
Judge Johnson Says
State Must Provide i
The next session of the Pennsyl-
Legislature will be confronted
with the problem of Increasing the
taxation in the state for the purpose
of caring for the state's charitable
institutions, in order that the main
tenance of the hospitals and insane
asylums may not suffer a greater de
gree of deficiency than they are at
this time. Such is the opinion of
Isaac Johnson, Presiding Judge of
Delaware county courts and a mem
ber of the Board of Public Chari
ties and chairman of the Committee
on Lunacy.
Judge Johnson has returned from
a week's visit to the charitable In
stitutions in the counties of Berks,
Bucks, Montgomery, Lackawanna,
Lehigh, Monroe, Schuylkill and other
counties, and what he observed
satisfies him absolutely that It Is nec
essary to increase the revenues.
Judge Johnson said the charitable
Institutions in the state are twenty
five per cent, deficient. He found
one institution where the deficiency
was forty per cent.
In most cases he found the insti
tutions overcrowded, and there is an
absolute necessity for increased effi
ciency of service. He said the war
has caused a hardship on the man
agement of the state's charitable in
stitutions, because the nurses, at
tendants and doctors have enlisted.
The high war wages have caused
many to leave the institutions.
i Young Men Within Draft Age
Given Instruction in Upper
End Boroughs Saturday
Young men of draft age were giv
en rudimentary military instruction
in seven towns of upper Dauphin
county on Saturday afternoon and
practically every one on the lists of
Local Draft Board No. 3, whose dis
trict takes in all of the county above
Peters' mountain, was out on the
field at his homo town, going through
"right face" and similar movements
and marching up and down to the
I "hep-hep-hep" of drillmasters from
the Harrisburg Reserves. It was the
second Saturday for instruction un
der the plan worked out by James
L. Lentz, of Elizabethville, chairman
of the board of instruction named
for the third county district by the
members of Board No. 3. and was a
splendid example of how to under
take the training of draftees as rec
ommended by the Provost Marshal
The previous Saturday all of these
young men in the draft limits were
assembled at Elizabethville for in
struction, hearing addresses and
Mstening to band concerts and then
being drilled on the athletic field bv
i men from the Harrisburg home de
, fense organization. Saturday the
, men were divided according to their
home towns and, accompanied by
Chairman Daniels, of the Draft
Board, and the committee, the Re
serve members went to drill them.
As thirty-seven young men from the
upper end will go to Camp Lee late
this month, the boys went at the job
with a lot of ginger and drilled un
til nearly nightfall in some towns in
their eagerness to learn and be in
line for promotion when thjey reach
The draftees were drilled at Hali
fax, Millersburg, Elizabethville, Ly
kens, Williamstown and Gratz, visits
also being paid by the Reserve men
to Berrysburg and Wieonisco. It
was the first time dividing up the
lyoung men of draft age had been
tried and it worked to a charm. In
each town the burgess, councilmen,
committee of instruction, ministers
and leading men turned out to show
the interest they had in the "bovs,"
while veterans of the Grand Army
were enthusiastic spectators and
shouted encouragement as the
youths mastered the intricacies of
"about face" and other things that
are nuzzling at first. The rest of the
folks not otherwise engaged turned
out and the pride manifested at the
close of the drills when the "rookies"
were doing things with snap was
worth noticing. At Millersburg the
drill of forty men was held on a
paved street with marches around
the town, while at Gratz the draf
tees were drilled on the racetrack
with hundreds of spectators, It being
the biggest day in that town for a
long time. At Lykens and Williams
town the drills were arranged after
the men came from the mines and in
each place there was a big crowd
and most of the leading citizens on
hand at the baseball field.
At each town young men with
some experience were picked out to
continue instruction during the week
and the committeemen will give the
"boys" talks and help along their
problems as well as advising them In
regard to personal matter*. The Re
serves will send drillmasters to the
towns again next Saturday, as the
August draft comes In the week of
the twentv-sigth and Major Henry
M. Stlne. the commandant, wants to
extend all the aid possible.
The Reserves who had charge of
the drlHs were:
Millersburg and Lykens—Captain
F. H. Hoy, Jr., Samuel E. Fitting,
Dr. William L. Keller. W. W. Low
ther, Walter Kochel and Richard C.
Halifax and Williamstown—Cap
tain Laurence V. Harvey, Henry B.
McCormick. H. B. McClure. John H.
Hall and Thomas D. Caldwell.
Elizabethville and Gratz—Captain
William H. Moore, James P. McCul
lough, A. Royd Hamilton and George
W. Satchell, Jr.
The Red Cross of Millersburg, Hal
ifax and Elizahethvtlle provided the
lunches with tvpiral Dauphin coun
ty variety and abundance.
Soldiers Blame Crown
Prince For Reverses
London, Aug. 12.—The Reuter
correspondent with the British Army
in France sends the following dis
patch concerning the German Crown
"According to the statements of
prisoners, the German Crown Princo
appears to be the most unpopular
leader in the German army. He Is
accused by them of being directly
responsible, foi the Marne disaster.
"They say that the opinion is wide
ly expressed by German soldiers that,
the Crown Prince's amdteurish in
terference with the plans of their ex
perienced generals was the starting
point for the present crushing mis
fortunes of the German armies." |
j Stated Clerk of Presbytery
Says Abandonment of Ideals
Is Cause of , Strife
Had the people of the world set
their faces against the commonly
conceived notion that in order for
the youth to get along In life it is
perfectly proper for them to sow
their wild oats; a worldwide ten
dency to acquire education for the
dollars much learning means and
too infrequent attendance upon the
privileges of worship and the bless
ings of religion, the war would not
be upon us to-day. This is what the
Rev. George Fulton, of Mechanics
burg, stated clerk of Carlisle Pres
bytery, said to the worshipers in
Westminster Presbyterian Church
yesterday morning in filling the pul
pit in the absence of the pastor, the
Rev. Edwin E. Curtis, who is ab
sent on vacation.
"A man asked me a few days ago
if it was necessary for a young man
to sow his wild oats," said the
preacher at the beginning of his ser
mon. "I told him it was not. It is
not necessary to be a liar to know
the evil of falsehood; it is not neces
sary to be dishonest so that we
know the value of integrity; neither
is it necessary to be immoral so that
we have a proper idea of morality,"
the Rev. Mr. Fulton continued in
emphatic language and gesture, ad
monishing the discouragement of
doctrine that countenances depar
ture from upright living in any of
its varied phases.
The presbyter went on to illus
trate the fallacy of attaining educa
tion for the accumulation of dollars
rather than for the enrichment of
the mind, citing instances in which
young men, graduates of college, had
turned aside from the high ideals
education fosters to make wealth for
themselves. It was the duty of the
church to teach that education is
to be acquired so that life may be
better, not from a material stand
point, but from the view point of
the idealist who sees in education a
higher sphere of usefulness in the
world and to his fellows.
In concluding a forceful sermon
the Rev. Mr. Fulton counseled a
closer walk with God, a constant
seeking for the refuge that is found
in a stand beneath the cross, "fhe
shadow of a mightly rock within a
weary land."
Marysville, Pa., Aug. 12.—The
annual picnic of the Bethany United
Evangelical Sunday school will be
held 'on Wednesday at Boiling
Spring Park. A schedule of games
and contests of various sorts has
been provided and. prizes will be
awarded. Only a limited number of
trolleys have been provided.-
Dives f _Pomeroy & Stewart
Beginning Tomorrow:
An Extraordinary Sale of Laces,
Nets and Trimmings
Including Thousands of Yards From
A recent buyership change in our Department of Laces and Trimmings has
created an opportunity to the women of this vicinity to share the benefits of one
of the most important value-giving sales we have ever announced in Laces, Nets
and Dress Trimmings.
A new buyer, whose selections will be welcomed in Harrisburg, is now directing this im
portant section of the store, and in order to completely refreshen the department,
Present stocks will be offered at tremendous sacrifices.
Practically the entire center aisle will be given over to the sale of these Laces, beginning
to-morrow. Full pieces and remnant lengths will be conveniently arranged. The savings
throughout will be found to be full of unusual import.
Black Laces and SEnSKT'.Sd mumS Linen Clun y and
Bandings' JX" ,2 ' S ° Wh "° Insertions
Regularly 12 %c, 190. 25c, Sale Price, yd., 10c to 58c Regular 39c, ,59c to $1.50
35c and 50c. KT , Linen Cluny.
Sale Price, yd. ...lcto 10c W nite INetS Sale Price, yd,, 10c to 25c
Regularly 50c, 75c, 89c and Regular SI.OO, $1.25 to Regular 15c to 60c Baby
S I .OO. 12.00 White Allover Net rem- . , h .
Sale Price, yd., 19c and 25c nants. trisn L,ace.
Aii„„ a „ __j Solo Price, yd., 25c and 480 Su,c Prico ' lc to 180
/\llOVerS ana Regular 75c to $2.00 White Regular 25c to 59c Cluny
Shadow Laces Bandings Insertions.
. , 85c BlacK Kanalngß ' Sale Price, yd., lc to 15c
Remnant lengths of res- otiH TncprtiotiQ
ular $1.75, $2.00 and $3.00 Vals and insertions Cream and Fancy '*
Black Allovers. Regular sc, Bc, 10c and 15c * '
Sale Price, yd., 48® and 08c Vals and Insertions. , AllOVers
Regular SI.OO, $1.25, $1.50 Sale Price, yd lo
and $2.00 Black Shadow Regular 12 Vic to 39c Nov- Regular $1.60! $2.00, $2.50
Laces. elty Laces. to $4.00 White and Cream
Sale Price, yd., 25c, 48c Sale Price, yl 5c Allover Remnants.
and 98c ' t0 ,2 ' 50 OH " Sale Price 50c
mi *®i t ental Runnings.
Chantllly Lace Sale Price, yd., ISc and 25c Regular SI.OO to $2.00
tj Regular 25c to 59c Venise fancy Allover remnants. *
Handings Bandings. Sale Price, yd 250
Regular 15c, 25c, 66c and Sale Prico, yd. .. 8c and 6o Regular $2.00 to $5.00
85c Black Beadings. flnlH Allovprq and Oriental Allovers.
Sale Price, yd., lc, sc, 10c, UOid AllOVers ana Sale Price, yd., 25c to 75c
15c - .■ , Bandings D , , . , T
Chiffons and Regular SI.OO to $2.00 Jveal Irish Laces
remnants of Gold Allovers. Regular 18c to $3.00 real
/appliques Sale Price, yd. 25c Irish Lace.
40-lnch Colored Chiffons in Regular 50c to $1.50 Gold Sa'e Price, yd., 10c to 76c
half pieces and remnants and Silver Laces and Band- Regular 25c to 35c Filet
that were $1.25, $1.35 and ings. Lace.
$1.50. , Sale Price, yd., 5c to 25c Sale Price, yd 5c
Dives, Pomeroy & Stewart, Street Floor.
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AUGUST 12, 1918.
President Appeals to Miners For Full Production; Tells
Them It's as Patriotic to Work as to Fight
.Washington, Aug. 12.—President
Wilson issued yesterday the follow
ing proclamation:
To all those engaged in coal min
The existing scarcity of coal is
creating a grave danger—in fact, the
most serious which confronts us —
and calls for prompt and vigorous
action on the part of both operators
and miners. Without an adequate
supply our war progmm will be re
tarded; the effectiveness of our fight
ing forces in France will be lessen
ed; the Hves of our soldiers will be
unnecessarily endangered and their
hardships increased, and there will
be much suffering in many homes
throughout the country during the
coming winter.
I am well aware that your ranks
have .been seriously depleted by the
draft, by voluntary enlistment and
by the demands of other essential
industries. This handicap can be
overcome, however, and sufficient
coal can be mined in spite of it, if
every one connected with the indus
try, from the highest official to the
youngest boy, will give his best work
each day for the full number of
work hours. The operators must be
zealous as never before to bring
about the highest efljciency of man
agement, to establish the best pos
sible working conditions and to ac
cord fair treatment to everybody, so
that the opportunity to work at his
best may be accorded every work
The miners should report for work
every day, unless prevented by un
avoidable causes, and should not
only stay in the mines the full time,
but also see to it that they get out
more coal than ever before. The
other workers in and about the
mines should work as regularly and
faithfully, so that the work of the
miner may not be retarded in any
way. This will be especially neces
sary from this time forward, for
your numbers may be further lessen
ed by the draft, which will induct
into the Army your fair share of
those not essential to industry. Those
who are drafted but who are essen
tial will be given deferred classifi
cation, and it is their patriotic duty
to accept it. And it is the patriotic
duty of their friends and neighbors
to hcjld them tn high regard for do
ing so.
The only worker who deserves the
condemnation of his community is
the one who faila to give his best in
this crisis; not "he one who ac
cepts deferred classification and
works regularly and diligently to in
crease the coal output. A great task
is to be performed. The operators
and their staffs alone cannot do it.
nor can the mine workers alone do
It; but both parties, working hand
ln-hand with a grim determination'
to rid the country of its greatest ob
stacle to winning the war, can do it.
It is with full confidence that I cav,'j
upon you to assume the burden ol
producing an ample supply of coal.
You will, I am sure, accept thK ~
burden and will successfully carry
it through and in so doing you will
be performing a service just a,
worthy as service in the trenches,
and will win the applause and grati
tude of the whole nation.'
U-boat Warfare Fails to
Halt U. S. Troops From
Helping Win World War
London, Aug. 12.—Germany's un
restricted TJ-boat warfare could
neither keep the Army of the United
States from taking part in the bat
tles on the fields of P'rance nor
break the will of the Allies to con
tinue the war, is the admission mada
by the Munich Post, a copy of which
has been received here.
In a review of the situation at the
beginning of the fifth year of '.ha
war, the Post says;
"Eighteen months of unrestricted
submarine warfare could not break
the enemy's will to war nor present
America's putting a well-equipped
army of a million men on the west
ern front. Hopes that after the con
i elusion of peace in the east the final
! struggle in the west would be de
j cided in favor of Germany and bring
I a general peace have proved decep-
I tlve, and the eastern peace itself is
a disappointment, and not only po
litically." it .
The Post takes exception to the
word "unfavorable" in describing the
food situation in Germany, and says
"chronic famine" would be nearer
the truth.
Five of Our Airmen Fight
12 Machines and Down 2
With the American Army on the,
Vcsle Front, Aug. 12. —In a battle
In the air between twelve German
and five American airplanes, Lieu
tenant Walter Avery, of Columbus,
Ohio, and Plarold Buckley, of Aga
wam, Mass., each brought down a
There were no casualties among
the Americans.