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McKean Democrat (Newspaper) - May 22, 1919, Smethport, Pennsylvania Mckean Democrat volume Xii. Democrat Smethport Mckean county May 22, 1919. pi3ii Yio ail in Advance no. 21 Over the top 17 times in 6 months of action the War record of private Eugene Francis Strasbaugh of nor of test of yank soldiers. In action with the first division from Tho time they upset the huns Binlon or the yank at Cartigny to the Foj memorable october drive through the Argonne Forest Over the top seven times gassed and wounded twice speechless for four weeks and Blind for two is the summary of Tho War record of a Norwich lad who was in the army before Declara Tion of a state of War Between the tinned states and Francis Strasbaugh son of or. And mrs. G. F. Stramba Ujah. Eugene Strasbaugh enlisted in the regular army in Chicago september 3, 1916. He went to Jefferson bar Racks mo., and left a month later via Missouri. Arkansas Texas new Mexico to Arizona stopping Enro Ute at Council Bluffs Iowa fort Worth Texas and Columbus new Mexico for drills. In june 1017. He arrived at Chickamauga. Park and in the Middle of january of the following year he sailed for France from a new Jersey embarkation Point. Assigned to the 26th infantry co., i first division Young Strasbaugh saw first real action at Cartigny the Battle which routed the Hun from his a Toady. And shattered Hoo Confidence of the inefficiency of the american fighter. Afier going Over the top seer teen times and twice sus Taining effects of Gas and wounds. That they should eventually be subject women s Benefit association amounting to nearly half a million of the maccabees dollars. I each member of the association in Victory loan subscriptions to be divided among lodges miss Nellie e. In Linabury. Great Edlo the supreme test but though a americans themselves might feel perfect Confidence in what the results of test would be it could not have been without some misgivings that the French High command ordered the 1st division u. S. A., major Genera Rob i t Lee Bullard commanding to occupy the divisional sector fronting Cartigny in which it took position on april 25, 1918. The Hope of the allies. The sector of Cartigny was not merely an important one in the Allied line of Battle it May be said to have been almost supremely important. Of it commander of Tho woman s Benefit association of Tihe maccabees with slate1 Headquarters at Warren pa., has been advised from the Home fico at port Huron Michigan that the total subscription of the association. For the Victory loan would be divided among the different states in Accord Ance with their membership. Miss Lounsbury was selected by the supreme commander miss Bina. M. West to receive the total apportion ment of for Pennsylvania and the same will be placed through the ing a few Kilometres Northwest Monti Dider which like Cunt Igny Pennsylvania will feel a personal patriotic interest in this Kiva thousand dollars As her membership United with the thousands of others in the state makes this subscription to Tho Victory loan possible. During the War the association used its thorough organization of 000 women to enlist each member actively in co operating with the government. As fully 80 per cent of the members sent husbands and Brothers to the front their response bus been Hearty and effective. The association is now aiding the returning soldiers in finding employ ment and in the cities where the sick i in Bonds bought through Smethport Banks Victory i Oan committee and wounded Are in hospitals the Mem Bers of the association Are Orgain acc to bring to them cheer Comfort Anc assistance. Pennsylvania the association has invested in every Joan and now mis Liberty Bonds Strasbaugh was forced to leave his comrades then in the Argonne Forest on october 21, 1918, and go to a hos Pital for treatment. He was speech less for four weeks Blind for two weeks. He remained in an overseas Hospital until january of this j year self was in the Possession of the Ger mans and about 25 Kilometres South East of Amiens it was at the very a Pex of the salient which the enemy had gained in their March offensive alien they had come measurably near to severing the bit Irsh and French Arm ies Tipon the troops holding the line Here rested the chief responsibility for the safety of Amiens and the vital railways and other lines of communication necessarily crowded close o the coast by which the British sup plied All of their Lino North the line favourably for an Allied counter offensive if the the army of for Ono should come it was United states which had been in the necessary that came any War theoretically for a. Year but which was As yet represented in the zone of the armies by Only a few insignificant divisions and these few trained Only for Tho terrible ordeal of modern War fare by experience in quiet stub Alicd doctors. It was of course necessary Shou irl be taken and held. for the operation were begun at once. The troops detailed to make the at tack were the 28th infantry colonic Ely one battalion of the 26th infantry major to Theodore Roosevelt jr., for support and detachments of French the evening in the Public sri Are Fol Lowed by a fantastic Parade and a free dance in Tho auditorium. Celebrities on thursday the last Clay of Tho convention will open in the afternoon with relay races Hose race prize Drill and Hub and Hub prizes will be awarded for the first and second in each contest and first National Bank first National Bank of Kane Kane Bank Trust co. Kane Trust savings co. Y studied. Exact and detailed orders Vei of prepared by the staff and the a Lei a arranged accurate time tables or the preliminary bombardment and he rolling barrage. Three Days rehearsal. I additional prizes for the largest com Pany in line and the Best appearing company in line. Another Hall game i Between the elks club of Kane and n t Allegany will commence at m. In the evening another band concert will to held followed by a free let it rain Well dance anyway Why care if it does rain memorial Day Tho. In Smethport has a Good roof and that is where the time will be held. Sure enough it s a big dance to which we re rising you Friday May 30. Watch for later adv for three successive Days the troops Fiance at the auditorium. Which were to participate in the As Sault rehearsed it in detail upon the selected terrain until every officer and Man knew perfectly the part which he intermingled with the feature events of the three Day program will be num Erous carnival concessions to keep the Ball rolling until some time in the wag to perform the route by which he wee hours of Friday morning. Was to Advance arc objective which he was to reach. This prelim Inai a training being completed every that morning the germans had gone company commander together with Over Tho top along the Chemin Des one other company officer and two non Dames in Tho last of their successful commissioned officers made a Daylight reconnaissance to study the sector and select objectives upon which to March when the assault should go off. At length after every conceivable preparation had been made and every precaution taken to insure Success Tho momentous night of May 27-2s. Probably Tho troops did not yet know it but on that very morning had occurred an event which waa to give to their own comparative Small under taking even greater moral significance than it would otherwise have possess married at Corry announcements have reached Smith port of the marriage May 19, 1910, at Corry of miss Elizabeth Quinlisk to or. George m. Kinley. The Bride was formerly a. Resident Here and a Necic of mrs. E. T. Daly and mrs. Or. Clark. The couple will make their Home at Corry. Eleven granted citizenship at naturalization court held in the court House monday. Slay 10. There were Only fourteen petitioners the smallest number since the new Law took effect. Eleven of these were granted and were turned Down for cause. 213.soo.oo it Jewett National Bank first Nat l Bank of port Alle y 660.850.00 Hamlin Bank Trust co. Grange Nat l Bank Smethport. 376.000.00 total for county first Baptist Church Rev. Guy l. Margeson pastor prayer meeting thursday evening sunday services As follows sunday school a. M. Preaching service a. M. Sub great offensives an offensive so successful at Tho beginning that it was perhaps More disquieting than any of those which preceded it carrying the enemy s lines Down to the Marc at chateau Thierry and seeming for a time to threaten Paris with imminent attack. In the next Day s news to a dismayed world telling of the armies of the German Crown Prince striding southward across the Vesle the electrifying Success of the 1st american division at Cantieny was Tho Only Bright continued on Page 4. A son was born born Friday morning May 16, to or. And mrs. Andrew Burleson at their Homo on Rose Hill Avenue. Doth Mother and child arc along nicely. Jet Why some people of Smethport do not attend Church. Are their excuses justifiable before god is Thero any real to Cuso Why people should not attend Church preaching service p. M. Parable of the Tares do we be love in judgment did you Ever Stop to consider that some Day a. Final judgment would be pronounced upon of that separation will to had. Tho pastor will resume his pastor Al duties sunday after being away for in operation. He wants to thank those who have to Tho carrying on of the work during his absence. Remember our motto the Church our advertisers want Democrat regards its subscribers and advertisers As personal friends to the server upon occasion. Read the a year. Entertained mrs. Francis j. Quirk entertained a party of friends last saturday evening at her Home on Bank Street. Cards were the evening s amusement and refreshments were served

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