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Twin Falls Chronicle (Newspaper) - April 26, 1919, Twin Falls, Idaho April 1919 FALLS CHRONICLE l 1 astati i of War fare and Delitep ate Hun Policy of Destruction Make It the Work of By LLOYP Special Staff by Western Newspaper Is beginning to rebuild the scores of villages destroyed by shell fire during more than four years of The task Is enormous it will require years of but it will be carried on by the French government with only a small amount of outside aid and a German collected as It Is Impossible for outsiders to try to take on more than a relatively small of the reconstruction work in France because first estimates show total damage amounts to some thing like or approxl the amount raised by the first wree Liberty Loans In Its strictly a national this replace Afent of wrecked of wlilch are mere heaps ofs Is going to contiibute some millions of ddllars woitlr of material the rebuilding of devastated France through the American Ued Our In this direction alone will be It Vrtlf consist ofthe dls tributlonjbf Applies bought by the Bed Cross fdr the active war wofk It od stored in the Hed Gross warehouses and not needed urgently by the American Large as tMe will be In actual it must still be than on of aprdgrani of actual the Actual re whenit the necessary articles villagers wlH lire During months therewas A big demam for Thousands were With oiie trtove a French family could manage to get along through the coldest weather while the Ing war days was made habttabfet But titles as simple speaking of to take an part In the rebuilding of damage There are several American organ izations that will but these groups are taking Wed number of homes and are not can you reach that for me M Jt flie Wo nill leress when the armistice moat ride through northern fee day after day and see tetton of deserted villages In order to get an Idea of the The damaged area covers square Streaked through this land arf the segments where Tgh f osl W sre4Jl ftnd b ground has left toxi torn esttimatejt fhat OOQT acres of jfnrra lannX through ojie t of most productive Rartft of have been rained by thepfe nre completely There Is not enough the of skeltfiir to house anything larger than a stray I Visited on way to the forest of the Just such a A huijdred yards away froin the town is no mans Crown Grand Behind the as viewed from the former allied Is from whlcji crown in condrete and sfeel observation tower three stories watched the progress of He could oilier the houses MalBricoMrt crumble diiy day until former homes stone heaps with protruding timbers ttat once held up Today Malancourt Can be recognized only by ri slgti fcw graves are crosses ohwhich metal Identification tags have been Jlboui facoufn todi 6ft Mont stands almost fr fhfsr territory never miss seeing the crown princes h inside the walls of y four walls princes shelter Several shells hit It and fhe roof Is partly torn but Inside concrete walls three feet built durljng the had rfgside seat for the big fight that can he foulid the North sea to Switzerland line From ypu have tect even rf tracp In front of tftls Jer tovvlr From a point 800 feet road the tower Is Varennes on the old French fronttV Is another many houses thut nvay someof the ilimst hot chocolate In France to a crowd of of the American outfits quar tered rwnr the all anxious to catch a steamer by the The chocolate a tengallon af fair with a big brass was placed on un emptypacliing Around the can were discarded condensed milk only available because tills hut was Juststarting operations And every was supposed I Jlrlnk as iiiuch ctiocoliile as He Coffee could also he A small sheet Iron with a pile of kindling chopped from tlnvbers oif ruined French warmed the whole There were no negro troopers In the hut at the But the ii of providing the comfort of both bfackstand without Jarring the susceptibilities I saw an arrnngeinent working smoothly In In or fortable spot In Hipcks of It was where the allied and German troops month In out during the days of trench that were by Intense and jiqj But when either side was making Paris artd property was considerably For In the great German drjve of when the kaiser was striking at little destruc tion was except places where the terrible fighting took place during the flrsjt battle pf v the that along by VltryleFrahcoliT awd In other tlie def tructton was worst at the polnts wliere battle wlla Sf theflercesf fight Where with hJs was recognized and Ameri can nogro Infantrymen were drilling day I through the town Across the river 6n the foliis of hut some feet nJenvtlitmii 30feet wfde was In fall selling cigarettes and giving BfllEF WFORWATllON Along the tlie the conditions the destroyed arenj Is fromtO 12 In many Was another kind of tie wrought by Oerruan trooplt In of AH through the to the ftnrtl fights of the QermnDfl consistently wrecked property rather than let It invert French IB a fair htnt WJllfnl In an a started spring Into Uit about the time Um I i J V ena miflioi TFffiM who left or i o7 over there are asking you to reach for THEY ARE ASKING YOU TO REACH THE Aa I This I H advertisement contributed to thfe Twin Falls Victory Loan Committed by city bus passed or ganization among city pieces of for electric lights SpWthrAfrlcftn for re heater to he Inserted M thp heat It Jtail In on the track at TO 1 7 4 slliifes M
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