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The Official
Newspaper
of the A. E. F,
.VOL. I—NO. 19.
SINGLE REGIMENT
TAKES 54 WAIFS;
TOTAL HITS 261
Banner Week of Campaign
Gets Boost in Stren
uous Fighting
K.P. BUYS ONE ON HIS OWN
Every Platoon in B Company Be
comes Parrain Along With
Officers
TWO FOR BASE HOSPITAL No. 5
Y.M.C.A. Secretaries in Base Camp
Also Bid for Pair —Contribution
Conies From States
TAKEN THIS WEEK
Unlisted Personnel. Rase Host). Xo. 5 2
Co. A, Filers 1
Major J. W Stillwell 1
Captain G. 11. D I
Co. A, T!n.. Tank Corps I
An Ohio Jit'iriineiil; CiJ
Co.. I l liners 1
•‘Soul.lieni Ollicer''
“F. II." 1
Y.M.C.A. Secretaries. Base Camp No. 1
General .loiin .1. Pershing
Aero Const. Squadron
Previously adopted
'Total
Strenuous lighting on the front doesn’t
have anything lint; a stimulating inllu
ence on the adoption of French war
orphans in the A.E.F.
'The Americans go out and write a few
pages in history with tin.* machine gun
and the bayonet—and right in the same
week flk children are adopted under THE
STARS AM) STRIFES plan mid all pre
vious records are surpassed. Credit for
breaking the record goes to the "Ohio
■Reveille."
Tlie “Ohio Reveille’’ isn’t a now 4:.10
a.in. bugle call. Don't worry. It's a
trim ii.itle newspaper printed every once
in a while with a mimeograph by tin
Ohio regiment, on letter sized paper, and
by virtue of utilizing botli sides of the
sheet, it. has two pages.
■'filings were pretty slow with the regi
ment. some time ago. There wasn't much
to do but nose around the trendies and
lay bets on which would he the company
in' bring in the first Roche prisoner.
Finally. Company M nabbed a Fritz and
carried off Hie regimental honors, and
ju-a celebrate the members contributed
l.ddrt francs for Hie support of two
French children.
Now the Ace of Aces
Tlio “Reveille'.’ Ilicmglil it would be a
good idoii if lho other companies became
parrains. :md without waiting lo cii])lm e
prisoners. so it, slarled a campaign which
ran Ilirongb ilireo issues of the paper.
Tlio result; i 5.500 francs forwarded for
Hie own of !)7 children for a year and
enough more pledged and colled able next
pay day lo provide for 17 more.
The regiment becomes, as Private Cecil
.1. Wilkinson, editor of the “Reveille
snsiiesls. the “ace of aces" in T 1113
STARS AND STRIPES orphan adoption
plan; and what with the oilier adoptions
of Iho week, rite total number of chil
dren in THE STARS AND STRIPES
family wont up to tit!!.
The “Itevnille'’ began its campaign
xviill this announcement:
“Adopt a French Orphan.
"Hack home I hey may have their T.ih
erly f.oan whirl winds and their Thrift
Slump campaigns, but those little finan
cial undertakings are mere carbon copies
of a regular knock-’cin-down-nnd-takc-it
from-'eni drive Hint is hereby launched
by the •Reveille.’ It’s for the benefit of
the war orphans of France. Five hun
dred francs will keep one kid for one
whole year.
Bej*rtinj{ While They’re Flush
“Pay day is at hand. We’re hogging
while you’rs flush. The campaign in
each company will be in charge of the
Continued on Page 2
S.O.S. PICTURE CARDS
CAN NOW GO THROUGH
Nothing of Military Nature
Can Pass Censor, Says
New Ruling
Post: can! pictures of scenes In the
intermediate section of ihe S.O.S. may
lie sent: homo to America, after all.
This doesn't: mean any anil every post
card that, .strikes the S.O.S. man's fancy,
however. Probably, as soon as ho hears
this, he will run off to buy two dozen
assorted views and three dozen of the
barracks in which 1)0 spent his third
night on French soil.
But it: can't lie done. Views of a non
military nature alone are permissible.
Barracks are altogether too military to
be allowed.
Pity the -Postmasters
Tlie new ruling puts out of commis
sion the one published in last week's
STARS AND STRIPES that: post cards
would come under the censor's ban. The
former order was a precautionary mea
sure taken while awaiting the (Inal deci
sion. The result will lie lirrst,. (lie quick
release .of several thousand post cards
that have been tucked away in (Many
bags in Tours, Ulois, and dozens of other
places down thataway, and second,
scores of cases of nervous prostration
among overworked postmasters through
out the U.S.A.
Tlie post card order applies only to the
intermediate sections of the 5.0.5., not
to the advance section of the S.O.S. or
the base ports. For thorn there is noth
ing stirring.
Photographs may also be sent from
the intermediate sections provided they
disclose no military information. A pic
ture of an entire outfit would be burred,
for instance, but: one of two members of
that outfit playing leapfrog In heavy
marching order would be triumphant ly
passed.
Che StMrifStrip
CAMPAIGN HAT BACK
The campaign hat is coming
back—-
Easy! Don’t 111 row up your
sweaty overseas cups and call the
Q.M. king, ns the Uoinan mob did
in Gen. Caesar’s day. The campaign
hat. lias been the subject of a favor
able recommendation, upon which
favorable action is accepted as fore
gone. And the recommendation is
that it be restored for the use of
men in the S.O.S. and for certain
forestry units.
The foresters will lie the only
troops near the front will wear
it; —that is, at present. Everybody
else is free to hope, however.
In the meantime, the S.O.S. lads
bad bettor be digging down hi their
barrack-bags and fishing out the old
htils they were told, long since, to
put: away; or. if they've lost them,
they bad bettor form in lino right
outside (he supply sergeant's dig
gings and pester the life out of
that much pestered individual until
•lie comes across with new ones.
MERCHANT FLEET
SECOND IN WORLD;
TEN MILDON TONS
America Has Built 629
Vessels in First Five
Months of Year
TWO SHIPS A DAY IN MAY
Gross Tonnage Constructed Thus
Far in 1918 Reaches
687,000
L I.!yCaiii.i- TO THE STARBAND STRIPES-1
NEW YORK. June 10.—The Depart
ment of Commerce statistical report
shows i hiit, in Hie first live months of
this year, wo have built 029 vessels of
(iST.OOO gross tons. This brings the total
merchant tonnage under onr Hag up to
approximately 10,000,000 lons, not count
ing the transports and oilier merchant
ships, under Army and Navy control.
It makes our merchant, fleet second
only to that of Great Britain.
The Slay tonnage output was three
times Hint of January.
In January, 57 ships got their regis
try; February showed an increase to SI;
March, to .IBS; April, lo 105; and May
shews ISS. registered.
During May onr shipyards delivered to
the Government. Cully equipped, -I t ships
with a total tonnage of 2(!;!,000. lii‘the
lasi, six days of the month 82,000 tons
were delivered, and the now launchings
during the month came lo 71. ships, aggre
gating IM 1.000 lons—more than two ships
daily, and within 57.000 tons of the
entire American launchings in 1001.
Five new yards for concrete ships have
been authorized, and 42 ships of 7,500
tons each have been ordered.
COURT MARTIAL IN
CENSORSHIP CASE
Aviation Cadet and Civilian
Messenger Charged With
Violating G. O.
Charges have been preferred against
an aviation cadet, A.E.F., who is ac
cused of attempting to send nnconsored
matter to the United States by a civi
lian attached to the A.F.F. who was
returning to America. The ease will ho
beard by general court martial shortly.
This is the first general court martial
case of iho sort which has come up since
the preparation of Iho general order
which specifically forbids the sending of
personal communications of any sort ex
cept through tlio censored postal service.
As directed in that order, not only
the messenger carrying the letters and
photographs, some of which are report
ed to have been extremely indiscreet,
was taken back to the base port under
arrest, but also the cadet alleged to be
primarily responsible for Hie violation
of the order was arrested.
BEER MAY HOLD OUT
[By Ca itr.K to TTII3 STAR S AND STRIPES.]
NEW YORK, ,7ane 33.—F00d Ad
ministrator Hoover opposes the bill now
in Congress which would prohibit the
further manufacture of beer and light
wines. This*will probably kill the 'mea
sure. leaving whisky, gin and similar
redeye sluff as Ihe sole outlaws.
There is lots of whisky in storage,
however, and probably the whisky
drinkers' only suffering will bo the acute
pain brought; on by having to pay 25
to -10 cents per hoist.
47,000,000 AID RED CROSS
r By Caiii.utoTITESTARS AND -STRIPES.]
NEW YORK. June Hi.—Total sub
scriptions to the lied Cross drive now
roach sino.ooo.ooo, and the final figures
will probably nor, bo short of
$170.000,000, which means a 70 per cent
oversubsc-ript ion.
The returns indicate that more than
■17.000.000 individuals subscribed.
The Red Cross was also enriched by
the fines laid during (ho past week on
food profiteers. One firm handed over
S'dO.OOO, and another $3,000.
SAINTS JOIN MARINES
,1 BvC\ct,i:to THE STARS AND STRIPES.]
NEW YORK, June 13. —There is a
rumor (hat the,Mare Island Navy Yard
barracks, where some of the Marines are
quartered, lias live saints-r-real, live and
American saints* Their names are;
Arthur St. James, of Denver; Edward
St. Luke, of Cheyenne; Orville St. John,
■if Seattle; Henry St. Peter, of Kansas
City, and Arthur St. Matthew, of Spo
kanc.'
VERDUN BELLE,
MARINE’S PAL,
FINDS HER OWN
Trench Broken Mother-
Dog Waits for Master
on Battle’s Rim
RETRIEVES OFFSPRING, TOO
Happy Family Reunion, Human
and Canine, Is Held in Field
Hospital
SEPARATED AFTER LONG HIKE
Young Soldier Started .for Front
Wscii Seven Unwcaned Puppies
Added to His Pack
Tliis is the story of Verdun Belle, a
trench dog who adopted a young leather
neck, of how she followed him to the
edge of the battle around Chateau-
Thierry and was waiting for him when
they carried him out. Tt is a true story.
Belle is a setter bitch, shabby white,
wiili great splotches of chocolate brown
in her coat. Her ears are brown and
silken. Her ancestry is dubious. She is
under size and would not, stand a chance
among the haughtier breeds ihey show
in splendor'at Madison Square Carden
back home. But the Marines think there
never was a dog like her since the world
began.
Xo one in the regiment knows whence
she came, nor why. when she joined the
outfit in a so.ctor near Verdun, she
singled out, one of flic privates as her
very own and attached herself to him
for the duration of the war. The young
Marine would talk long and earnestly
to her and every one swore that Belle
could “eonipreo* English.
She used to curl up at his feet when
he slept or follow silently to keep him
company sit the listening post. She
would, sit hopefully .in front of him
whenever ho settled down with his laden
moss-kit, which the cooks always heaped
extra high in honor of Bello.
She Knew the Game
Belle was as used to war as the most
weather-beaten poilu. The tremble of
the ground did not disturb her and the
whining whirr of the shells overhead
only made her twich and wrinkle her
nose in her sleep. She was trench
broken. You could have put a plate of
savory pork chops on the parapet and
nothing would have induced her to go
up after them.
She weathered many a gas .attack.
Her master contrived a protection for
her by cutting down and twisting a
French gas mask. At first, lids sack over
her nose irritated her tremendously, lint
once, when she was trying to claw it off
wil.li her forepaws, she got a whiff of
the poisoned air. Then a great, light
dawned on Bello, and after that, at the
first alcrtc, she would race for her
mask. You could not have taken it from
her nnt.il her master’s pat on her back
told her everything was all right.
In the middle of May, Belle presented
a proud but not particularly astonished
regiment with nine confused and wrig
gling puppies, black and white or like
their mother, brown and white, and
possessed of incredible appetites. Seven
of these wore alive and kicking when,
not so very many days ago, the order
came for the regiment to pull up stakes
and speed across Franco to help stem
the German tide north of the troubled
Marne.
In the rush and hubbub of marching
orders, Relic and her brood were forgot-
Continued on Page 2
DOCTORS MARVEL AT
GRIT OF WOUNDED
Only One Outcry in Busy
Week in Four Dress
ing Rooms
The medical folk salute the wounded
from the fighting around Chfilcau-
Thicrry. From the youngest litter boy
io the senior surgeon, from’’the rudest
of tlio field dressing stations to the
finest operating room in Paris, the
testimony is overwhelming to this effect.
—that they had never seen such grit in
all their lives, never seen such un
quenchable spirit.
In the four dressing-rooms of a divi
sional evacuation hospital through which
(lie procession of wounded must pass on
its way from the field hospitals, hun
dreds of soldiers were treated last week
treated all hours of the day or night
in all those cases where bleeding had
to be stopped, where fresh dressings
had to be given, whore anti-tetanus had
not yet been administered. Such work
does not call for ansesthorsia. And in
nil that week, there was only one out
cry. That was from a man with a
slight skin wound.
Through room in the
of 1,10 wounded passed°ln"oi!< n
there was not a murmur from
""I V»pni. Oue infantryman, who
y JwinX’S ll tu<i :l,| domeii, crawled
n sti,tioll 27 hours after
I o had fallenl tbo <ll ssil >g he
a,1(1 lallcoa airily of
inoKcd a ci*,arotV rikl told how
nil? then Iv? 1 510111 0 1 in 1,10 Shuffle.
I mrior saw sl man lllkin g Sroggily
from vlli( l t''e litter
iKlys werc od r,11,n TT i,s criulli,,
'"“Aro'you ounded? he called out to
broken iny arin,’’ was the
1 vo o'j’Jcan hoof It.”
was shot through
both armsV nd t,otl le S s breaking the
nes of h He vas shot in Hw
abdomen af d ahot iu tbe W P- He talko(
ellll mstaetl I,V about ,bo battle wltl
lbe doeloß Vbt> was drpssin S bis wounds
)i hospital. I
"■■Wbn'® tbls fel, ow got, lieutenant?"
_ci'meone peering over the ser- i
nskeu Moulder. "Guts,” said the lieu
tenant' eSpoctfully
FRIDAY
ANCE
FR
15,000 TROOPS, ON BOARDIB TRANSPORTS,
SAILED FROM NEW YORK YEAR AGO TODAY
FAT OF THE LAND
FOR YANK TROOPS
BGiNB INTO LINE
Chicken, Real Milk, Honey,
Asparagus, Rabbit All
for the Taking
MESS OUTFIT IN LONG HIKE
Cooks Do 128 Miles in Five Days
to Find Regiment They Be
lieved Was Starving
■When the Yanks jumped into the
second Ha tile of tlio Marne, they came
from far and near, came by (rain, came
by camion, came afoot, came they Utile
cared how so long as they gol there.
It was a great pell-mell rush of rein
forcements to a point in the lino where
reinforcements were needed. In that
rush, one regiment of infantry piled in
to dusty motor irucks ami sped up hill
and clown dale at such a rate that they
left their moss and supply personnel,
their kitchens and their provisions far
behind—so far behind (hat a whole un
forgettable week went, by without dieir
catching up somewhere norlbwesl of
Cha ton u-Thiorry.
And tlio boys, with only the vaguest
notion of what dial, week held in store
for diem, thought gloomily of their mea
ger supply of iron rations, wondered
how long the hard lack and corned willy
would Inst and hazarded the guess dint
die mess sergeants were asleep under
some distant, peaceful hedge, while die
cooks must lie riming in some roadside
bu voile.
In the Regiment’s Wake
Hut far in din rear, toiling along
under the scorching sun behind iheir
field kitchens and die wagons of sup
plies, the lords of die mess were com
ing as fast as I hey could. They had sup
posed they would come by (rain, but if
that bad ever been die plan, it went,
agloy.
Veteran sergeants wlio bad not, been
bikers over bore, rooks wbo bad scorned
tin; opon road, started out overland in
the wake of the regimental irain. Tbey
walked 1-S miles in five days and one of
•bem sol: ui> out of a sick bed to do it.
walked its tin! most hardened
b Ueis seluo,. called a,ion lo walk.
I lioy did tho firsi zi* Umx e f
wiili only si cold luneii' uv jr
siomacli. with only one boar's rb.-,.. _
cept the regular ten mimites’ breathing
spell allowed in every hour. And when
I bey reached the end of the 32Stb mile.
It was not to* rest, but to start in and
cook for dear life.
The one thought that was in their
minds as they put mile after mile be
hind them was tbe thought that the poor
lads must be hungry and Hint no regi
ment can fight without its cooks behind
l hem.
But tile poor lads, with whom the
cooks commiserated as they plodded
along the dusty highway, were living,
for the most part, on the fat of a won
derful land.
It. was one of the loveliest and most
fertile countrysides in all (.lie world in--'
io which the Germans made their south-:
ward thrust the last week in May. Fine
farms, rich stocks of cattle and fowl, I
new yielding gardens had boon abandon-
Continued on Paste 3 I
JUNE 14, 1918
AS FIRST FIGHTING CONTINGENT OF A.E.F.
THE WAVES OF THE ATLANTIC
BUMPER CROP PROSPECTS
I By Cable to Tim Stars ami> Stiui>i::!.l
NKW YORK, Juno 13.—Crop
prospects continue to improve! oven
beyond lust month's favorable out
look.
I'lio Government forecast is now
for 031,000,000 bushels of win lor
wheal, and there seems very fair
reason to hope! that die final harvest
may reach the billion mark.
Spring wheat is in .splendid con
dition. with the.weather continuing
fa vorablc.
The oat and rye crops also pro
mise to break Hie record if wo are
ordinarily lucky in wcaiher from
now on.
Speaking of weather, it was our
nigged winter of 1!)I7-1!)18 that got
tin; ground in shape for the smash
ing crop (hat is going to conic out
of it. The Huns laughed while we
shivered and shovelled.
.Vow the laugh is the other way.
For all this wheat is going to you
and 'your brother warriors, to the
refugees whose homes yon will win
back. And (bore will be a little left
over for us, too.
SLACKERS’ ROUNDUP
ONLY STAGE TRICK
Home-Made Badge Part of
Makeup That Fools
New Yorkers
I livC'Aiir.KTO TflK STARS AYT) STRIFES. 7
XKW YORK. June 13.—This I own
lias gol ten triumphantly, disgracefully
and liopelosly stung by an American
imitator of the famous Captain Koe
peniek, Hie German cobbler who cnee
stung a German town.
A few evenings ago. a young man
(lashing a glittering gold badge appear
ed in die tenderloin with a motor wagon
and began gathering in slackers, right:
and left. lie terrorized (lie whole dis
trict and did such a diriving business
dial: soldiers and sailors joined him and
brought two additional motor (nicks,
which were filled with prisoners in a
jiffy.
Yells Fill Police Station
Tbe young avenger eloaned up tile
liieafer district and delivered bis car
goes at Hie police station, where the po
lice respectfully received tbe prisoners
and looked them tip over night. Tbe
station bouse nearly exploded with yells
of rage, and the next: morning the news-
I papers fell for it iniaiiimoiisl.v.
Then it developed that the avenger
"a.-, on,.. _ Slij clerk and (bat tbe badge
«as a sit..„ lln liom('-niiid(! brass effect.
1 lie president, >..r a |,jjr corporal ion and
a Metropolitan Op. nr tenor were among
tint prisoners, and in, was bar'dlv a
single real slacker among ,o.„ whole
out lit.
HARD LUCK STILL ON JOB
I By Cable to Tfl E STARS AMI STISI i’MS.]
NEW. YOKI\, .Tune I,‘i. —Fate proves
it can do anything when it is really on
i lie job.
Two men were recently engaged in
painting a ship from a scaffold. Some
oil leaked from the vessel. A riveter
working nearby dropped a red-hot rivet.
The oil flamed up, and the scaffold
caught lilt*.
The men jumped overboard and were
drowned.
9S
PRICE: 50 CENTIMES. &BSBI
U-BOATS' VISIT TO
AMERICAN SHORES
WAKES NO ALARM
Seaboard Cities Decline to
Uproot Themselves and
Move Inland
COAST PATROL ADEQUATE
Panic Spirit of 1898 Altogether
Lacking Along Coast —New
York- Saves Light
By J. W. MULLER
American Staff Correspondent of THE STARS
AND STRIPES.
iIIvC-aiii.kto Til K STARS A N I) STI! I I'F.S. 1
NKW YORK. .Tune I.l.—Onr Teutonic
well wisher's latest exploit, in moving
his portal.de hat.i.lefnmt to onr lishing
and smTliaihing preserve between the
Virginia beaches and the Ilowery
threatened for a few days to create a
famine in capital "I." headline type in
the newspaper offices, but it: really
didn't, excite the public very much, be
ing viewed more its a matter of news
interest Ilian of personal concern.
Then; was a refreshing difference be
tween (iiis altitude and (hat exhibited
in the Spanish-American war. when
every city along the Atlantic coast de
manded the projection of I lie entire
American Navy for itself every time
somebody saw- smoke on the horizon.
Now Yorkers, for example, this lime
enjoyed the visible demonstration of in
stant readiness and adequate equipment
.afforded by the coast, patrol and the
N'.avy yard. Crowds journeyed to Coney
Island and spent the day watching the
balloons, air planes, destroyers .and
hordes of other speedy craft covering
the sea.
Great White Way Dark
At night, the city darkened itself, mid
did it wii.ii neither panic nor objection.
The (treat White Way went: out of linsi
ness as easily as (hough the mere blow
ing out of a candle were involved.
Many of ns are almost thankful to the
submarines because lire vast aggrega
tion of electric signs that devoured
power and fuel disgracefully was out of
business temporarily, at. least. The
prodigal extravagance in electricity
along liroadway has boon a source of
iprii'f Imt ardent objection by many
thoughtful inn.
Tlie householders all obeyed the re
quest to douse or shade their lights and
nobody kicked except irrepressible
Toney Island, which mournfully an
nounces rh,'it. it: will have to go out of
business if it is not, permitted to set
the heavens ablaze nightly.
-'l.'be ingenious amnsemei.t proprietors
id. Hie gfi-.vi, hot-dog resort .oroposeil to
compromise io'._miiti>v-' the lights our
for three' days of the week, but the po
lice suggested Unit |hey arrange the
matter with the Kaiser. As the Kaiser
cannot in' reached ar present. Coney
Island remains doused.
Toward Ihe end of the week the sub
marine news was pretty well hacked off
the front pages by the accounts of what
yon of the Infantry and Marinos did up
on the Marne, and everybody was very
mneh tickled. There lias been quite a
bargain-counter rush of enthusiastic
volunteers at the Marine recruiting
depots in consequence.
By and For
the Soldiers
of the A, E. F.
Many Rookies Among Four
Regiments of Infantry
and One of Marines
13 TO 19 DAYS ON VOYAGE
Vessels Stoic Out of North River
•md Separated Into Groups
Under Navy’s Escort
JUBLIANT WELCOME IN PARIS
Children Knelt in Streets as Old
Glory Was Borne Through City
to Tomb of'Lafayette
•V year ago today onr first: i-nm.i n.^oisl
of lighting troops sol: sail for franco.
Cailor i:ovor of darkness. in the early
momi ng of .lime 1-1, 191.7, tin; trails
ports ~f iho first: convoy slipped silently
down ilie waters of the North itiver.
across (lie harlior of New York ami out:
lo sea.
The greatest secrecy hedged about,
their sailing, hut the denizens of the
wider front; on both the Manhattan and
(he Jersey shores and the dwellers in
the shy-scraping apartment houses on
Itiverside Drive must, have guessed what
whs, in the wind, for all during the two
preceding days the troop-laden ships had
been moving out. from the Hoboken
piers and taking I heir place in a line
in the middle of the Hudson from hilih
Ist reel. down.
After some consideration and debate,
the War Department, laid decided to
send ttenoral I’ershing and his head
quarters to I;" rat ice without delay and
io have one division of the Itegular
Army follow him as soon as possible*-
The Comamler-in-Cbief and ids stall’
had set, sail from Governor’s Island on
May ttS. and on the day of Ids landing
in Liverpool, June S, came the order of
einbarkalion (o the part Of the first di
vision that was to sail in the first: con
voy. The next day, and for several days
thereafter, for (lie most part in the
midnight hours while Hoboken was fast
asleep, the troops tiled quietly aboard.
Meanwhile, the leathernecks were as
silently and its secretly boarding their
transports in I‘hilndelphia.
Most of Them Infantrymen
There were, roughly, 15,000 soldiers.
Some ambulance and hospital men there
were, some motor (ruck drivers and
Signal Corps experts, and some steve
dores. hut the greater purl of the troops
that, took (heir farewell had; at Hie God
dess of Liberty a year ago today were
infantrymen.
They z-o|>ru.aonfed (.lift Marine Corps
and I lie Regular Army, but a Regular.
Ai-my iliul: had. a tow" weeks before, been
1 •nil ll ly and violently expanded to sev
eral limes ils familiar size. So of tbe
seasoned, old-time doughboys who had
soldiered on (lie border and seen over
seas service that referred to the Pacilic
and not the Atlantic, there was only a
skeleton formation within the ranks of
the (irst contingent.
More than three-quarters of the iueky
la,ooo were out-and-out rookies, and
some of them had not been in uniform
more than a week when they found them
selves aboard the first transports. Some
of them did not have the faintest idea
of what, "flight front into line" might
mean and were a little vague .about the
line distinction between shelter-halves
and chevrons.
It was the theory of the lirst great
rash overseas that the boats should’lake
i hem as they found them, and I hat what
(he men lacked in training and equip
ment they could pied: up in Sunny
(laughter) Wance.
It is it very different. looking firs; con
tingent that is now doing itself proud in
ihe field, lint oven til: tin- beginning
every one greet.ed every one else as
"Old Timor" and Hie work "rookie"
was a fighting word.
I’vory man aboard those transports
Continued on Page 2
SCHOOL FOR M.P.’S
NOW ON THE BOOKS
Won’t They Hale to Show
Their Travel Orders
on the Way?
'L’ho latest addition (o I lio A.F.F.
educational scheme—a school for M.l.’.s.
Vos, it’s conic nt last. The .M.l.’.s,
brassards, billies, gals ami all. are going
to 1)(> inarched off to school. They will
have to sit with their cunning liitlo
hands folded on the edges of their desks,
and won't ho allowed to pass notes to
oaeli other —much loss to look at passes.
They will have exercises in arm waving
and lip-waring, in tongue-lashing and
rehnke-handing. In short, they will get
everything that, is coining to them—
everything that they treed in their busi
ness.
Tlie prospectus of Hie now course
mapped out for tlie Hierarchy of the
Highways is not yet out. U is safe to
predict, however, that it. will include
military map-reading: human map-ropy."
ing; Hie I’.crHHon system; jiu-tffisn:
French geography; folk-lore: yniylho
logy. ancient and modern :qialhoiogy;
osti-opa I by—otherwise*,,ttimvn as set ting
hiiiie-heails rigli. T '.*'asl ronomy: signal
ling: hrcii.liV-iflifeciiiig, and polite con
'iTsai/iin in French and Kngiish and
fifafii "‘United Stales.
'l’rue. one solitary Yank M.l*. once
cld up a whole French artillery column
witli the single bilingual adjuration of;
•|\o passay. it!” and
forced it to dolour for a good leu miles,
general and all: lint the schqol authori
ties fool that an M.fVs knowledge of
French ought to be a trifle more' ade
quate to occasions of that sort.
Anyway, anyway you’ve a mind to
lake it, the M.P.s are going to bo -enf'-
to school: and gosh! how some of I’-em
dread making the trip there anc! 'i-;lue
held up for their travel orders!/

About This Newspaper

Title
The stars and stripes (Paris, France), June 14, 1918
Contributor Names
Library of Congress
Place of Publication
Paris, France
Created / Published
Paris, France, June 14, 1918
Subject Headings
-  World War (1914-1918)
-  World War, 1914-1918--Periodicals
-  World War, 1914-1918--United States--Periodicals
-  United States
-  1914-1918
-  France--Paris
Genre
Periodicals
Notes
-  Weekly
-  Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 8, 1918)-v. 2, no. 19 (June 13, 1919).
-  "By the Soldiers of the A.E.F. to the People of the United States."
-  Issue for July 12, 1918 called "France Number."
-  Unnumbered special issue published Sept. 28, 1918; Hospital gift edition from American Red Cross published Mar. 7, 1919.
-  Some issues accompanied by supplements.
-  Also issued online.
-  Available on microfilm from Library of Congress Preservation Microfilming Program.
-  Continued by: Stars and stripes (Washington, D.C.), established June 14, 1919.
-  Stars and stripes (Washington, D.C.) (DLC)sn 89071339 (OCoLC)20405528
Medium
8 pages
Call Number/Physical Location
D501 .S7
DS01 .S7
Library of Congress Control Number
20001931
Language
English
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Paris, France
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https://lccn.loc.gov/20001931
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