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; THE BtEUBTIN ; -- ; - I "' .. '."::" v ; ' , ....... . . : ,77' ; VOL.38 ( i f v " BINGHAM CANYON, UTAH, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1928 r,'0t .ft Described In o RemawaWtfa Jeries Dy en Officer of Ita '""yOT, CapUoWW 1ioma5on,Jr. -- fel? (fllulrW bythelulhorfrcmT.- - , ' Hereafter I have written f t marines. In iho war with UermaQ; how they went Bp, and what they fi J there, and bow some of them cam out again. Being a marine, I hav j tried to set forth simple tales without comment It Is unnecessary to writ what I think of my own peop' ner would It be, perhaps. In tits best taste. ," v . And I have written of murines ta this war been use they are the folks I know about myself. Those battle- - , fields were very large, and a man seldom saw much or very far beyond fata own unit. If he had a Job In ban. As a company officer, I always had Job. There Is no Intent to overlook those very gallant gentlemen, our friends, the army,5 Their story Is oura, V too. JOHN W. THOMA80N, JB. ; x CHAPTER I Attack. In the fields nesr Marlgny marine of the First Battalloa of the Ftftft found an amiable cow. There ha4 been nothing In the way of rations that day; there were do prospect All hands took thought and designated a robust Polish corpora) as excutloa-- . er. He claimed to have been a botcher In a former existence. He was leading""" the cow decently away from the road when a long gray car boomed p, halt-e-d with the touch ef swank that Headquarters chauffeurs alwava t. from every sort of calling. There were oorthwestemera with straw-colore- d hair that looked white against their tanned skins, and delicately spoken chaps with the stamp of the eastern universities on them, There were large-bone- d fellows from Pacific coast lumber camps, and tall, lean southerners who swore amazingly in gentle, drawling voices. There were husky farmers from the corn-bel- t, and youngsters who had sprung, as It were, to arms from the necktie coun-ter. ' And there were also number of diverse people who ran curiously to type, with drilled shoulders and a Editor's Note! This story Is a cross Motion of the war. As Csptaln Thomason Is a marine offloer, natur. ally the aotual names, dates, and places mentioned will bear a dtflnlte relation to marine activities In France) there Is no Intention, how-ever, to overshadow the rest of the fighting American units. This story Is a Marine story, because the author U only familiar with the combat ex. perlencea of his own men but every doughboy who saw service In the war will recognize these experiences and encounters as similar to his own. INTRODUCTION Seven yenrs after the war, across the world from France, I met a major of the American bone-dee-p sunburn, and a tolerant scorn for nearly everything on earth. Their speech was flavored with navy words, and words culled from all the folk who live on the seas and the ports where our warships go,. Tn easy hours their talk ran from the Tartar wall beyond Pekln to the southern Islands, down under Manila ; from Portsmouth Navy yard New Hamp-shire and very cold to obscure bush-whacking In the West Indies, where Cacao chiefs, whimsically sanguinary, barefoot generals with names like Charlemagne and Chrlstophe, waged war according to the precepts of the French revolution and the Onlt of the 8nnke. They drank the een de vie of Hante-Mnrn-e, and reminisced on taki, and vino, and Bacardi rum strange drinks In strange cantlnas at the tar I , f .&. "i ! At" -- T " general staff, who was on the I'arlR-Met-a road that last week In May, 1018, and Saw the boys going In. "They looked fine, com-ing In there," he aid. "Tall fel-lows, healthy and St they looked hard and compe-tent We watched vou - g o I n g In, hrough those lit-tle tired French-men, and we all feet, and disgorged a very . ngry colonel "Lieutenant, - what - are you doing-- - " there "he yelled. . - , "Sir, you see, the men haven't hat; anything to eat, and I thought, sir we found this cow wandertn' around we couldn' And any owner we'd like to chip In and buy her we were goin' to" ; "I see, sir, I seel Tou were going to kill this cow, the property ef some worthy French family. Ton will bear ' In mind, lieutenant, that we are la France to protect the lives and prop-- erty of our allies from the Germans , Release that antinals at once I Tear rations will be distributed as sookvjtg possible carry on" The colonel te-- parted, and fonr or Ave 77s crashed ' Into a little wood two hundred yards . up the road. There were more shells In the same place "HI f Brother Boche must think there's a battery erer ' there!" "Well, there ain't " the ma-rines set down In the wheat and ob-- ; served tfie cow, abandoned by a van ' tsbed French family. j " "I was ' a . quartermasteV sergeant once, sir," said the platoon sorgear ; dreamllv... "I rememh it - cots, of beet are."f uere'd l - lola on that cow-erltte- r, now. . , . Mr. Ashby (another flight of 77s burnt In the wood), If we was to take that cow over an'.Ue her In that brium she oughton to be out here In t' open, anyway might draw S- . shell'e liable to bit onj(l.l).-- . know, sir T t . "Sergeant, ' yon heard ' what t colonel said. But If you think t t be safer I'd sujrTiPt volnnfcern. '. j by the way, sergeant. I want a f.e-- i of tenderloin the part" Th cow was. J'y secured In '" wood, men risking thctr lives i: by. The Boche shelled methods. for two hour's, and the martse ends of the earth; and they spoke fondly of Milwaukee beer. Rifles were high and holy things to them; they also talked patronlslngly of the war, and were concerned about rations. They were the Leathernecks, the Old Timers; collected from ship's guards and shore stations all over the earth "I?f:In,fav1er-Ii?rt- n brigade of ma-rines, the tint rlfltTnrrMfr detscheAJ from the navy by order of the Presi-dent for service with the American Expeditionary Forces. They were the old breed of , American regular, re-garding the service as home and war as an occupation; and they transmit-ted their temper and character and viewpoint to the high-hearte- d volun-teer mass which Sited the ranks of the Marine brigade. It Is a pleasure to record that they found good company In the army. The Second Divlalon (United States Regular was the official designation) was composed of the Ninth and Twenty-thir- d Infantry, two old regi-ments with names from nil of our wars on their battle-flags- , the Second ! . felt better. We knew something was going to ha-ppen" and we were silent over 'Wil2ILw,ne. ,B 8 P,Bce on th Sooth I'nclflc, ThTnltiEg oJhoee days and those men. . . , rr'"- - ' There Is no sight In all the ennf of war like yonng, trained men going to battle. The columns look solid and businesslike. Each battalion is nn entity, 1,200 men of one purpose. They go on like a river that flows very deep and strong. Uniforms are drab these days, but there are pnlats of light on the helmets and the bayo-nets, find light In the quick, steady eyos and the brown young faces, greatly daring. There Is no singing-veter- ans know, and they do not sing much ond there Is no excitement at all;, they are schooled , craftsmen, going up to Impose their will, with the tools of their trade, on another lot of fellows; and there is nothing to mnke a fuss about Battles are not snlubrlons places, and every , file knows tli at a great many more are going In than vlll come out again but that Is. along with the Job. And they have no Illusions about the Job. There Is nothing particularly glori-ous about sweaty fellows, laden with killing tools, going along to fight And yet-su- cb a column represents a great deal .more than 28,000 Individual! mustered Into a division. All that ll behind those men Is In that column, too:; the old battles; long forgotten, that secured our nation Brawds wine reduced to s fenrful ature of cerrea "Is that dsra' heifer gmtta live fan. vert Two of - three' kmmmma away fighting was going on. The I' with his glass, plckei a.-- tut,' ' running figures on the slope of a bill. Too caught a flicker, points of lli on the gray-gre- n fields baynntfc Occasional wounded Frenchmen wa' . ' ' dered back, weary, bearded saen, vry dirty. Tbey looked with Cull eyes at the AmericBUs Tves "manvalv hv ' bael Beanconp Boche, ta " The el 5 rlnes were not especially toteresfci Their regiment had been a "yar Ea France, training. Now they, too, wera dirty and tired and very hungry. Tie war would get along j , lt always bad. . , ' ' , ' ' J..,:: A week ago, Mernortul day, tra had been no drilla The flecond DUS. slon, op from a tour tn the quiet Ver dun trenches, . rested . pleasant' around Bourmont Rumors of an at-tack by the First division, at Caax'ij-n-y, altered ln.s Cantigny was a town Up toward Montdidler. Notions of graphy Were the vaguest but It was In the north, wbwe all the heavy lighting was. , It appeared that .the ' Second was going up to relieve th$ First . .."Sure I we'll relieve , But if they wanted a fight why didn't they let W know In the flrt placet We'd 'em what slio.'t-troop- a cun do 1" ; ' , -- . The division set out tn camions; !a the neighborhood of Meaux the? were turned around end sent out the Pads. Meta road, along which the civilian ' J' ' ' ' ' ' 1 ' Qolng Over. regiment of engineers and engineers are always good and the Twelfth, Fifteenth, and Seventeenth field artil-lery.' It was a divlalon dlatljigulsbed by the quality of dash and animated by 'an especial pride of service. It carried to a high degree esprit de corps, which some Frenchman has de-fined as esteeming your own corps and looking down on all the other corps. And although It paid heavily In casualties for the things It did In five months about 100 per cent the Second division never lost Its pro-fessional . character. ; In 1017, when trained soldiers Is the United States were at a premium, the navy offered a brigade of marines for service in France; it was regard-ed desirable for marine offleeri to and ; Trenton and York town. Ban Jacinto and ChapuKepec, Gettysburg, Chlckamaugo. Antletnm, El Caney; scores 'of ' skirmishes nearly, every year In which a man can be killed as dead as ever a chop was In the Argoruie; traditions of things endured and Ihlngs nccompllnhed, such as reg-iments hnnd down forever; and the faith of men end the love of women; nnd that abstract thing culled patriot-ism, which I never heard eoiubnt sol-diers, mention all this passes Into the forward r.one, to the point of contact where war Is girt with horrors. And common men endnre ' these horrors and overcome tnom, along with the Insistent yearnings of the belly ' and the reasonable promptings of fear; and In this, I think, Is glory. They tell the tule of an American lady of notable good works, much es-teemed by the French, who, at the end of June, 1018, visited one of the field - hospltnls behind Degoutte's Sixth Frenrh army. Degoutte was fighting on the f:tce of the Mnrne sal-ient and the second American- - division, then In action around the Bois de Belleau, northwest of - Chateau Thierry, was under bis orders. It hap-pened that ocinalonol casualties of the Marine brigade of the Second American division, wounded toward the flnnk where Degoutte's own Infantry Joined on, were picked up by French stretcher bear-ers and evacuated to French hospitals. And this lody, looking down a long, crowded ward, saw on a pillow a face unlike the fiercely whiskered Gallic heads there displayed In rows. ' " "Oh," she said, "surely you are an American r "No, ' ma'am," the casualty ' "I'm a marine." The men who marched up the Paris-Met- s road to meet the Boche In that spring of 1918, the Fifth and Sixth regiments ef United States marines, were gathered from various places. In the big war companies, 250 strong; yon could find every sort of man, population from the country between the Chetula ties" Dames' and tha Marne, together with the dooria of a French army, was coming back. The civilians ' walked with their facet much on their shoulder, and Uiest was horror in their eyes. The irarlny took notice of another s!!o of wur. , , .."Hard on poor folks, war is." "Tou eald Itl" ?iy think ab- -t t my folks, an' your folks, out on t rond like that l . . ," . "Teh. I ui fhlnktn about It. An' when wa n.'-.-- l that Boche, Ym gonna fi s,h-i-- about ft1 Look right nlce-lookl- ghi, yonder r There were French soldiers In ft rout too. Nearly all were wounds.!, or In the last stages of xi''!- They did not appear to ta ft!t l:i troops; they were old b'.J.rdr-- f low of forty and forty-five- , t kit; or mean, unpleasant t gerlans, such troops es a-- ; : . hold a quiet sctor. Feri er ".. divisions of them had tu n la t ; (Continued en pb,;s t) have . experience In large' cperationi with the army ; for it It certain, that close between the army and the navy la a necessary thing in these day of far-flun-g battle lines. The British distress at GalltpoU Is t crying witness to this principle. In t navy transport, therefore, TJniteo 8tatet Ship Henderson, the Fifth of marines embarked ; fot France In June, 1017, with the first armed American forces. The Sixth marines followed. Th two regiment! constituted the Fourth brigade, and served in the Second division. United States Regular, until the division came home, in August, 1019. About 80,000 marines were seBt to France; tome 14,000 of these went as replace-ment) te maintain the two regiment: of the Fourth brigade. A brlgadai musters tome 7,500. off.virt and men;) thla brigade took part in aam very! Interestlsg events. BINGHAM RESIDENT DIES ON THEG0AST Richard David Connary, mining man pf Bingham, (or almost forty year, died in Los Angeles last Friday morning. Mr. Connary, whoso health had been falling for some time, left recently for the California city In the hope of recuperating in the mild cli-mate, but of no. avail Mr. Connary was 68 years of age at the time of bis death. He has been a prominent figure in the camp here almost ever since the district was or. ganlzed. , a Funeral services were held from the eighth ward chapol Tuesday at 2 o'clock. A large number of friends and acquaintances from Bingham were In attendance. , Mr. Connary is survived by his wi-dow and the following children: Mrs. Pearl White, Mrs. S. C. Leaver, Miss Willodean Conaary, Miss Leona Con-nary, and Miss Florence Connary of Salt Lake City; Raymond and Harold Connary of Los Angeles; , Clarence Connary and Mrs. Ruth Householder of Bingham, also the following bro. the and sisters: William, A. J. and Thomas J. Connary and Mrs. Sarah Mitchell of Salt Lake, and Heber Con-nary of Sandy. TWD FATAL ACCIDENTS SATURDAY Saturday was an unucky day at the Utah Apex where two fatalities oc curred. George Negonir, Syrian, n, was electrocuted soon after the day shift started Saturday morn, lng. It seems Negonir made the fatal mistake of turning off the wrong switch before commencing to do some work in the tunnel above the trolley wires. At the station there are two swiches, one controlling the electric current on this elvel and one control-ling the current on all other levels of the mine. It appears Negonir opened the later circuit through mistake and proceeded to do some work with an iron bar over the live trolly. Negonir was instantly electrocuted. Negonir was 45 years of age, had lived in Bingham for the past 2 years. He is survived by one sister. Mrs. Spana Tomts of Highland Boy, Crescendo Medina, Mexican miner, age 29, was the other victim of Sat-urday's mishaps. Medina met hid death about noon when a large slab of rock fell from the overhanging wall, striking him on the head and fracturing his skull. Medint leaves a wife and three small chidrcn who re-si-in Bingham. SNOW BOUND The big snowstorm which lasted all through Friday and Saturday of last week, completely closed traffic on parts of the Bingham highway from early Saturday morning to late Sun. day and was opened only after the State road engineers had spent hours bucking the huge drifts with two snow plows. Fifty or more autoa were ma-rooned along the road, some burled entirely by the dry snow lashed along by a forty mile gale which lasted for hours. Hundreds of workmen who drive to their work from the valley were unable to return Saturday and were forced to seek lodging here for the night, all available lodging places were crowded to capacity to take care of them. Most everyone took the situation good naturedly. Ahout two feet of snow fell here Within about 34 hours. HIGHLAND BOY ISOLATED. Owing to the heavy snowfall In the mountains all car traffic has' been at a standstill between Bingham and Highland Boy, since last Saturday. It Is el pec ted the county road depart-ment will put scrapers on and clear the snow now as the road has been opened through Bingham by the state road department, M0DERNISH8F TODAY We often wonder why the wolrd is so unsettled; why our youth don't un-derstand us or we them; 1 why we can't get laws to cope crime and all that sort of thing. Now stop and think what changes have taken place in the past twenty yeras, and then ask ourselves the question, 'What have we done about them " Let us pee. We have taken away the horse and buggy and put on the road speed. , breeding machines that strike when no wrath provoke. We call this mordernlsm. It Is. But it often leaves In its path ' the tracks of sorrow by killing somebody besides the fool driver. The liberty of speed has often been translated In-to untrammeled license. We have Invented talking machines and radios and sit passively In our overstuffed cushions listening to the artists broadcasting culture from a waxed plate or through the static at-mosphere. Why learn to play music ourselves? It is much easier to remain undevel-oped and get our culture by dropping a nickel in' the slot! The result is a conglomeration of Jazz performances and . a Jazty-mlnde- d, Dlzry.mlnded nation of ' people. Jan is all we know because Jazz Is ail we can per-form. We have taken 'away the saloon (thanks be for that), but In many in. stances we have failed to evolve and foster the necessary social, moral and religious forces to appease In whole, some manner the excitement loving prosperity of the half-drunk- multL tudes of a decade ago. We have, prohibited! what Is wrong but we have been, ' too prone to stop here and have not gone a step further and provided the right things to. take its place. Here Is the challenge to the church, the school, and the home, and to the community's cnlture resources. We have mobilized the soap boxes to stand upon and tell what we think is wrong with the country, when all we want lis a Utte mlore domestic happiness easily produced y more charity to our wives, children, rela. Uvea-- and humanity, and a few pill to cure our lndegestion. We have taken away classical learn-ings from our schools; substituted for the fundamental three "R's" a host of strange doctrines which scar-cely two "educators'.' agree upon, and then wonder why crime, in its moral and economical aspects, costs more than education itself. Everything Is specialized. We hire the other fellow to do our working, our playing and our .thinking. . Our children seldom wield their own shoe brush, and for the modern girl to "do up" her own hair Is getting to be a lost art Thanks to the safety razor. It is helping to keep the world safe for democracy, but only by a close shave. Modernism Is a golden heritage, but we must watch It keep abreast of It of ever changing conditions or it will get away from us and get away with us. FIRE ALARM OPENS . HIGHWAY When the fire alarm sounded at i o'clock Monday afternoon and a fire was reported at the . residence of Mr. Marriott at No. 190 Main st. all bar. riere were removed from new pave-ment and the fire ' truck made the first run over the new road. The fire proved to be of many motorists took advantage of the opening and the kiddies who have had such a splendid time sleighing on the road since the snowfall had to scurry to the sidewalks to make way for the autos.. A test had been made of the con. crete and it was the intention to open the road on Tuesday anyway so It is not considered probable this traffic did any damage. ' t' . For the accomodation of patrons, the postmaster, of Pittsburg has in-stalled a box on the curbing so mo. tortsts can mall leters without the necessity of getting out of their cars. That, as the motorist sees it, how-ever, is scant accomodation. What 'they want,' Is to be able to honk and have the postmaster run out and get their" letter. " r. ' CIVIC CLU.B MEETING. The Woman's Civic Club met last Thursday evening at the residence of Mrs. A. C. Cole at Markham, where a very successful meeting was held. Mrs. George Earl waa awarded ' ' the beautiful quilt which the club gave ' away. i : On behalf of the club, Mrs. James Nerdln, its president, wishes to thank all those who helped the club to put over the recent drive which was so " successful Mr. Louis Buchnian, Mias Jennie Buchman," Barbara and Mickey Buch-nian were dlnier guests of Mr. and last Wednesday evening. '"MB'aC" "...T . Miss Vera Grandquist entertained the Bachelor Girls Club Monday eve-ning. Luncheon was served to Mrs Alfred KnighV Wrsr Severen Grand-quist, Mrs. Kenneth Russel, Mrs..!). Knudsen, Elaine Home, Madge Hen-ry, Lottie Maxfleld, . Mabel Knudsen, and EI vera Sandatrom. .. -- .. , - - Mrs. A. C. Cole was hostetu to the A. U. L. Club Thursday afternoon.' A delightful luncheon was served to Mrs. Leland Walker, Mrs. Robert Hone, Mrs. Joe Norden, Mrs. Harvey Garrlty, Mrs. J. C. Lelser, Mrs. Maut Ice Cotter, Mrs. Eugene Morris and Miss Mary Ritchie. Mr, and Mrs. M. A. Cotter enter, talned their Bridge Club Friday eve-ning. The guests were Mr, and Mrs. Joe Kemp, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lelser, Mr. and Mns. Roy Shilling, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Joneg, Mr. and Mrs. George Bolman and Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Barn-ard. ' ' Mrs. Feno Shafer entertained at Bridge Wednesday afternoon. Lunch-eon was served to lfi guests. The only labor saving device a wo-man is really enthusiastic about is made in the United States mint . Mrs. Feno Shafer entertained at Bridge Saturday afternoon. The rooms were attractive with bowls of Chrysanthemums. - Covers at lunch were laid for, Mrs. David Lyon, Mrs. A. C. Larrick, Mrs. George Bolman, Mrs. Neva Abel, Mrs. Joe Kemp, Mrs. Robert Hone, Mrs. O. S. Jensen, Mrs. Paul Richards, Mrs. 'Will Myers, Mrs. Edna P. Wade, Mrs. H. R. Atlfln, Mrs. C. L. Countryman and Mrs George Blhler. ' The Ladles of the Eastern' Star en-tertained at a social - - at the Masonic Hall Wednesday evening. 'Games were played and prizes were won by Mrs. George Bolman and Mrs. Robert Hone. Refreshments were served to " 27 guests. - Mr. Louis Buchman, Miss Jennie Buchman, Barbara and Mickey Buch-man were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lei and Wlker last Wednesday ' f ' '' ;' ;'' ' ' Mrs. Rex Tripp will entertain' the Emanon Club Friday evening at her home on Heaston Heights. ' Mrs. Wm. Galleazzi entertained the H H Sewing Club Thursday after, noon. , Luncheon was served to Mrs. Joe Marriott, Mrs. Arthur Cook, Mrs. Harry Black, Mrs. Lawrence Stillman and Mrs. James Nerdln.' Mr. C. L. Countryman wishes to an-nounce that he will be a candidate for to the position of board member of the Jordan District at the election to be held Dec. 5, 1928. - Mr. and Mrs. A. C Cole entertained the M. B. Bridge club at dinner Tues-day evening. Covers were laid for Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Atkln, Mr. and Mrs. Nat SegiL Mr. and Mrs. J. M.j Woodhouse, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Morris, Mr. and MM. James Mclntyre, and Miss Mary Ritchie. ; Lml EXTENSION 8CHOOL WORK. A very good number of persons, both those of school age and adults, were registered for the " night sc! ool work which is being given at the Bingham High school. . The first. t classes were held on Monday evening ' at whleh time enrollments were made for the following pubjects; English Commerce (including short hand and typewriting). Mechanics Spanish and Mathematics. ' Classes will be held on Monday and Thursday of each week at 7:30 P. M. The enrollment Is very gratifying to the faculty and the success of this work here seems assured, . FILM CORPORATION COMPLETES PICTURE. "THE EXODUS," a Utah picture photographed amost excuslvey in Utah by a ocal concern, the Pioneer Film Corporation, is to be released shortly by this company. The picture covers the main features of the pro. gress of our state from the earliest pioneer days down to the present time. ; - - The people sponsoring the picture, most of whom are well known busi-ness and professional ' men of our state, contemplate more than the production of an entertaining pic-ture, it will also have an important educational value and In as much as It will be shown all over the country the advertising feature will be of in-estimable value to our State. Mrs. Eugene Morris, Mrs. James Mc Intyre and ' Mrs. E. L. Mortensen apent the week end with relatives In Salt Lake.