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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - October 5, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, OCTOBER fl, WV Tim LETTIRRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE SEVEN THE KILTS AND TH iSTLES IL A Southern AHicrta Soldier's Splendid Description of Recent Fighting Privato K. W. Hewitt oC tho 2.?nd Battalion In Franco in a letter to his Wife at Kimball, Albt.-rr. i, r.We.s .r.i Interesting description of i-.'oent; tight nifc iti France, His lotto.- dated August 15, fifty a: I am going to blurt this letter although I know It. will ho u few days before I will bo ablu tu gut it. away. I wi'otu you a couple of days ago after I enmo out at tho bit aorap and I know you would bo getting anxious. 1 nont you a loUer that I had carried round for two weeks. We worn mov- vaneing in front. An one of'the lending battalions took ft certain point the next one would go ahead until thoy took their obJocLivo and bo on. Kaon ono was moving ut tho name time and on our left and right flanks tho'^oun-try wuh (lotted with advancing troops for miles unci miles. At first It was Rood going through open hilly country much liko nroiind your way, hut with a wood hero and there. Wo had tanks In huudrnda and ihoy did groat vrnrk among hnstH of machine guns. Cavalry also lit thousand;* skirmished ujiuad of iih in part lea and wo. saw miiuy a gallant churgo and many ;i horsa eotuo galloping back riderless. Tho cavalrymen were splendid. Tho ulr wuh thick with pluues and they iluw low using tholr muehhin guns on and believe me iho golnr; wai! rough. Wo rfuuo to old trenches nnd shell holes, .-Minted wood.-* and nil nod villages a l thickly overgrown, with big ! thist.loi mid weeds of all kind?*. But the, hunt p;iri. wan our flnhl Kuum could not lay biwp a bin'rage- ho -auflo thoy did noi, know wbcro wo wern, Our planes !-i'uij* inlo sonn� brush or a buuch of thjuiit^ and I can toll you right li^rt' that that. 1m no joke wh^n you ur�- wf.-ariu^' tho kilt. On v;o would i;.). tiiiuiiK rover in nholl ho^a i or any tuv-;- f)Li(f uiicrctt and purnp�d load lira n>;flur. Huns or marhiuf: Ktmnern vim fJji;>.. ��-if u-. ur tonfiu�a ( woro di.v.j ;:� :h.. ;V)ofof our mouth??! It wan jo and wh'Jii we rrached ' our Jlnul ohj�.T*.iv�' 1 frit that I w-^Md ' huvo glrcn my sou! for ono pood birr | drink or waThn f�nv dropn I had ' v.-oro .�!*> i,,'i.'f,ijii� and ! only ilarorl to! BEDRIDDEN WITH Gray Dort Moto Advance Rurnely Engines Sharpies Cream Separators Cars Felt That He V/ouM Never Walk Ag.irt �FRU1T-A-TIVES" Brought Relief. I GIVE US A. CALL Plan to Speed Up Output Is Discussed-Exemptions for liOggers. ALLEN JAC OPPOSITE LETHBR1DGE HOTEL PHONE 1544 I Jui? all tho time tu the n�w battlo front, onomy puultlonH. Sorau of those fool and wo could not prot any mail out. j lluurt would fitay and work their Riina \V� havo be-on rtMiiu^ up a bit and I and thay gavo ud great troublo at /i'rlainly fotd aomo hotter. My foot [ tlmoa. One hour from tlvo very be-vroro ho woro and my Iorm ho atiff ! aJmilnsc tho prlBoners started rolling through chasim: Hun� that I could | In und wo took many thounundH ul- liardly walk, but now thoy uro Urn- j together. We should havo klllod them! wot tho Mid 'i. h hiii tl'.'� i>orr�, nr.A .i ' -i.-1! J. for I'mikIuiu'i 11. IV-tn^lit on ir. 1,4 v r:h "jf- -f o�t Of* * * h 4 - rfijy All"'1 QU'i'ill'j T>*-i ft, MALifAX IT JOHN TOUOHTO WINNIPM^CALOAVVJ TAYLOR HARDWARE CO. 310 Fifth Street South. Ltthbrldge, Alberta. >�Otf1 Manv & Belgian mother could ] have these word* engraved on her child's gravestone-"Died of Starvation . Perhaps the child has wasted away with Consumption, or has been twisted into a mockery of happy childhood by Rickets, but starvation is at Iheioot ok the tragedy. What else can be expe ^ soup and two pieces of bread provided by the United States loans to the Belgian Government ? The only hope for the destitute children of Belgium U that we who can afford three meals a day will be moved to pity and send help immediately. Even a small contribution will help to take some child, sinking under its load of trouble, over to Holland where with good milk, nutritious food, medical care and loving treatment, he or she may regain health, strength and the wish to live. GIVE givm until you fee/ the pinch! Don't wait until someone as As you personally. THIS if persona/ / Mtke cheques p�y�bl� and s�nd contributions t* Belgian Relief Fund tnegitUraa under th� War Charltltg Act) to your Local Committee, or to MS UeaUciuarterei 5�_�t. Peter St., Montreal. lint W f �  "ir. i � i thii? Killl to Taixr Jliij;, *\vcii'v r-tUM-l-: ;i li �-i" ii v. i-. � had ;t j*!' : hf-s �'�rinusly. I '-r.d �iiniiinni'.iuu l-'i'i a.\'l il'fif sluifl. too. 1 1�> itlK �!m\\ : , us tn jr�'\'i,'. f("L"K "1 :n litchr. y;id l*d- nnd wli��:i '.' �u* >� r�' i*fiipnjy mud" :�n� ,'nrhrr ;i�f...lJ,;,r f rilr-b UP, til^t of :!! ,i . ;ivy h;� rra(V 'H'i: ir,4 ,'. fV't?my any s:t!i;^:t J lnwcvtir a T'*w di" u;��: .i-.'M had ni:uiar;�"my in u a!� Wvirkm ^ ii;tv*'0 llMUl 'l position on rk'-il (tur way o:ii r** it wns without h'  w*� dis h.'d thr piirty :ii'� :it*fl**rrj::r mouth.:. J ::��! all kinds uf\ lui'dn'ino !�ut withou4. gatlif.^ Uid'.'.-r; and thought 1 vouli^ in-rrr Ixt able to walk a^aiu. (?nr* day whil/- lv r.i^ in )*rd, I r^ad nboul 'I'mit-a-livc-' ::rcat i*i u 11 jn^dicint', and i1 sciTn"'! ;um what I n^^ded, so I dori'l*"! {> tf> r. 'Jlir 'rs,' S> v /.�-,'/ y , >;:U.:*\ ' :'v 'J''r //'��f:-' and s'. ron-iv r-r'4i \'r>>:r. Kii-'unutli.-ui". [.nnr\7/> \tv.i)['c. "X'l" a ho7., (� U)T 4f.'.". f . ' ' ' Ati a!i �Jr,a!'*: ^ i �r ,,' ; l-^'rijn *>* ;*ri't* !� � 1 : I-iuiitcd, ( d ta'A .i, j  * ,^ � � 111 t-d liy Major-C'Ui. la-i-kh-. C.O.i'.. nii.l v.\\\->v olfircra of thi>� tlk-tri'-1. Tii" iiiii'V!"-en'''.' had to do with tho di -/lis-ion - f 1 arningpnnuit * wh�M'�diy  >:*ti�:;>>!i� i iniKhl ho ;;t'ant�.'d in mi now v.-nrkiiu', 'in liu: r priii'" 'orxiitf t; in rani oo of c\-' cinption ha:* hf i * thfv c nearest dealer's show rooms. OiavsoLET Motor Co of Canada it �" \ \ * - i "i tod a noa i*is nndh'd 11 f t jn f;:vc ad fluniT, rml 1n-altc" �! a.itotit. Thoy havo nil n'T'U huri"d now. Most, of our f�d!ow>= arc loaded up wit Ii m>h-vo-n'r?1. rcvolvei-s lir-brif the mt)Kt hipli-ly jiri/.od. Hon oilier� � v\or,, ^rcntly sun>ri?-ed r-t lindir.K the !; v Oil StV'ft. and -:Mi- 1 Winn incr. ' n ;. l,Tain snnervi -or--i pi-f viou-i order and rahd ;.iin �iinio [\i whoa* hoUi;h; all* oni- lit. ^ouuetitl;.- sold for M'wi no ci-rrymj; > char^'-s  hall bo paid by tin- hoard,-e.vC'.'pt in tho eji-'. of -treft, wheat sold for sood to fIf f'at;ad:an govern - J purrhasiuj.- ronniil; Moo. On, Mrect ufH'at sold for >�M-d to any por-' .-on. linn or cor po rat ion otiior than ;hc i-oninii.ision, c?>j,ryiiiu' chaws, if �.ny, *dudl bo invoiced to tho purchas-' r!'. The price of wheal for h-cmI siiail . nor ho more Mian Mia' Jixod by Mio ( boiti'd. exec-pi for re^.i.-tered semi ; wheat and wln*nt boupiu ii:rert by ono j farinor from ;*notho'\ 1 3 i 3y 'mfs i I Hi ! i 4 - whieli was t r 4 4 'of I M. 1 am -ta!i holpeU. Tlu: bulla halo*- fir��, t**aeh thinking i qui'-!; move from Mo part v Mie ne\t| \ � j hopf tint our orlior M:r/"' )�>)' h.*ve f-;�jjf through MMs : la.-f m rap ; atVh. 1 had a visit Maun Harry Thomp-or, of I.ethbra.lKO on I tiio i;;Mi. /' i - j.uod u> .-o-o n fai-o iroin your old horn-- town. Since begin ninn to wiito ;h>, ititcr our big ^uns in fnmt o? us iiave b^-.-u j;ivin(? I'rlt:^ an rti\fnl KrucllbiiK. Also there ha\o 1 that the otla ~ was eomlr.K over, j bocn soveral air tights and cm-my Ilolno threw up Mf usual hundreds of1 planes have crashed to tho ground bo-flares and ofterward when things had j fore bursting in Marnes and our planes hfiumcrod dor. u w*> found out tho i huvo also brought several balloonri ( causo of the (oaimotion. Olio of our | down in flames. 1 raw ;t while uro j boys with uu eye to devilment had | that W. A. liin-hauan of the Lrtji-I gone down a tvueii that lod botwen i bridge Herald was over hero but ]\ did not havo tho pleasure of p.ceinp: him. You niiKht pldiHO -send thin let- our.1' and tho ibaho and set a bomb trap lu st his pedal extromi-ties. Howovcr uo h�d a fiood laugh ovnr it. The next day I felt thut lif� was not worth living without �ome water, ho I started off to got scnie at a p'aeo a half mile along an oxpossod road. There w ro too ninny of us on that road at ono timo to plenso Prits; for ho began n> utrafo Jt with whiz-bang a and machino gun tiro from tho right. Believo mo. I crawled along quito a pioco of that road on my hands and knees and please remember that tho kilt does not oovor the knees. Welt. 1 tinaliy managed to got to a dugout which had a well in It and I got eight days wator into my hump nun tilled my bottler. Then I started to go buck, but soon changed my mind for jural Un-n the Hoeluy wbh putt lug on a straf� on that old' road thut a fly eould not havo got through So I i wont hack to the dug out and stayed ] for two hours until it was uU over. I That hard stone road was Just literal-' ly ploughed up into shell -holes for f.00 yards. However, t got back alright without having to run for It. At one time we conn tod 51 enemy planes rinht over our tuu'tor., Some of them ! would fly low and use their nuiehhie i Rims ouuG nnd wo did not forget to i kIvo thorn some In return. They ! would nlflo drop bombs on uo, but f w� took cure 'hat our plants were ! burt.v oUowlierc at the tinu�. Well, wc ! got relieved on tho liith and are now rooting up a few miles back but on the same ground which w() fought over 1 only u, few dnys before. It seems strange to ho hdllng around ut will in a place which saw such a hot time. W� euptured an immense quantity of war material including light, railways ter on to Dad and if ho likos ho ran show It to tho Herald as T remember they used to like to hear from Leth-bridgoitos out hero. Hive my regards to all friends in Ijcthbrtdgo and tell them that all the hoys are optimistic about the war ending soon. If it docs not, why then wo will just keep on pushing until tho last ono has put. up his hands and squealed "Mercy Kam-arttd." I am still hoping to get my leave soon as 1 feel the need of a little relaxation after eleven months without missing a trip into the lino. This modern warfare business is such a strain on the nervous system. August 17th. Today I hnd occasion to walk over another part of tho battlefield of a few days previous. In a small valley which at present conceals a battery of very active guns 1 camo acfoss a newly made grave and on it was a rough cross with the following inscription on it-Two Unknown British Airmen, killed in action, August 11th, 191S. IU.IV A few yards away was the burnt remains of their machino. where It bad crashed to earth, (letting on to higher ground wo seo tlr? usual line of observation balloons at various intervals for miles. Out of the clouds dives an enemy plane and spurts a few shots of his machine gun Into the nearest balloon. Before It j hursts into flames and begins to drop ! which is only about It) seconds tho i two observers in it have jumped with their parachutes into space, being carried along and swayed in the wind and gradually reaching tho ground about a mile away behind a small wood. By thia timo our nntt-alrerui't guns nnoT M. G.s were making that Hun wobble some up in tho blue but to our lteeu disappointment ho got clean away. Tho foxy creature either had one of ! and engines and we are putting them our pianos or elsft his own with our i to our own u^1 now. Wo josh tho en- markings on. However later that ev-glno drivers when they come- by about i cuing wo had 4ho satisfaction ot seo-ideating the railway. Knemy pianos j ln& ono of his balloons coreo down come and drop bombs all round at I just opposite to our front, nights but at th � same time our planes are busy in tha* Hue over his way i-nd with interest added. The weather ro-wains hot ami it is the first offensive in which tho weather has fuvorod us. 1 may any Unit here as a( Tasselum* riaelo wo had some of tho Prussian Guard facing ' ^. Thoy were pretty game, fighters bur everything was meat to us. 1 huvr lost Homo of my host pala this trip. Tito Scout section I am in lost tour out of eight of us, three wounded a�d ono missing, .believed kill'd. company lost all its officers *M. Well, i notice 1 Today I wont through my exam, passed and got tho badge of an efficient Hcout, a^ large gob) I-'leur do lis. Manual is at a Premium HpHE demand for labor exceeds the supply- labor is at a premium. Employers of labor, therefore, are looking for mechanical equipment to make good the shortage. The motor truck has already proven itself a con-server of manpower. In your delivery department fewer men will be required if you use the Ford One-Ton Truck. It will release labor for productive work and at the same time improve your delivery. A body suitable for your requirements is easily obtained and attached. Price (chassis only) $750 F. O. a Ford, Ontario SASKATCHEWAN NEEDS HELP Begina, Sask., Oct. 4.-Premier Martin will make an official appeal to those who signified their willingness to help in tho harvest field at the timo of tho ."June registration to make good their promises. Local committees will Bfilecl and distribute the volunteers. The province is still short ?,oou harvesters, Ford Garage, Dealers - Lethbridge A. P. Veale, Dealer - - Warner Z. N. Skouson, Dealer - Raymond Taber Motor Co. Ltd., Dealers, Taber ;