The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 27, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, November 9, 1917 Page: 3 of 8
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THE LEXINGTON LEADER
FIRST ENGAGEMENT OF OUR
TROOPS WITH THE
SMALL PARTY OUT NUMBERED
And Separated From Its Support.—
Fiarce Fight Results In Defeat
With 3 Dead, 5 Wounded and
Washington.—Germany has won its
first light with the soldiers of the
United States in a tierce encounter
In a front-line salient in northeastern
The first American blood spilled in
Actual lighting since the troops went
into the trenches was shed when three
American soldiers were slain and live
more were wounded.
Twelve more of them were taken
prisoner by the Teutons. Only one
German, wounded, was captured by
THE FIRST ROLL OF HONOR
PRIVATE THOMAS F
PRIVATE JAMES B. GRES-
[ HAM, Evansville, lnd.
PRIVATE MERLE D. HAY, Glid-
, den Iowa.
Private George L. Box, father,
James L. Box, Altus, Okla.
I Private John J. Smith, Luding-
! ton, Mich.
Private Charles J. Hopkins,
j Stanton. Texas.
Private Homer Givens, Clover-
Private Charles L. Orr, Lyons,
Corpl. Edwin H. Haines, mother
Mrs. Elizabeth Haines, route No. 4,
Private Vernon M. Kendall, fath-
er Sam Kendall, R. F. D. No. 2,
Private Herchei Godfrey, Chi-
Sergt—Edgar M. Talyburton,
Stony Point, N. C.
Corpl. Nicholas L. Mulhall, Jer-
sey City, N. J.
Private William P. Grigsley,
Private Prank E. McDougal,
Private Daniel' B. Gallagher,
Private John P. Lester, Tutwater,
Private Harry Langhman, Chi-
Private Deewey D. Kern, Collins,
Private Keckon, cannot be
ITALIAN DEFEAT A NEAR ROUT
CADORNA UNABLE TO HOLD
Mackenzer Croises the Tagliamento
and Captures 6.000 Additional
London.—Following the crossing of
the Tagliamento river with incredible
force and swiftness, Field Marshal
Mackensen is driving rapidly Into the
Venetian plain hoping to cut off a
great mass of the Italian field force.
Rome appreciates the gravity of the
situation. The official statement from
the war office called the attention of
all the allies to the fact that "a su-
preme crisis of the war has reached
its final stage."
Military men are already engaged
in preparing the public for an aban-
donment of the strong position along
the Tagliamento river, which has
been made valueless by the German
piercing of the center.
Th invaders of Venetia have driven
their way across the river at Pinzano
and are proceeding westward while
to the north on the Italian left wing
intensive operations are being car-
ried out by the Teutonic allieB, the two
maneeuveres probably having as their
objective the cutting off of the entire
right wing of Gen. Cadorna's army.
A NEW TREATY WITH JAPS
PUTS AN END TO GERMAN JINGO
United States and Flowery Kingdom 1
In Complete Accord On Far
DAY OF CIVIL WAR <
the United States troops, and any
other German losses, if any are un-
Three Oklahoma boys and one
each from Texas and Kansas, were
among the twenty casualties resulting
from the engagement.
For nearly twenty-four hours a
heavy artillery fire had been kept up
by the Germans facing the salient in
which they knew the Americans were
stationed. The fire was returned.
Suddenly, just as the first faint fl\ish
of dawn painted the eastern sky, the
Germans laid down a heavy barrage
fire, and the little company of Ameri-
can soldiers was isolated from its sup-
porting forces of French and Ameri-
The little handful of khaki-clad
youngsters in the slimy trenches real-
ized the hopelessness of the situation,
but bravely met the shock of the Ger-
man line with steel.
Into the ditches poured the Teutonic
hordes. One boy fell, gasping and
clutching at his khaki-covered breast.
Another dropped noiselessly and a
third fought wildly though wounded
AMERICAN PATROL VESSEL SUNK
Twenty Men Missing After Subma-
Washington.—The American patrol
boat Alcedo was torpedoed and sunk
by a German submarine in the war
zone and one offic r and twenty en-
listed men are missing. The lAlcedo, a
converted yacht, carried a crew of
seven officers and eighty-five men.
One of the men missing is V. H.
Harrington, a seaman, whose mother,
Mrs Maud Harrington, lives at Ash-
land, Pittsburg county, Okla.
The Alcedo Is the first American
vessel to go down in the war. The
destroyed Cassin on patrol duty was
torpedoed recently but she made port
•afely with the loss of only one man.
Oi> Workers on Strike.
Houston.—The strike of the oil
workers In the gulf coast of Texas, in
spite of efforts of a government con-
ciliator and business Interests to ef-
fect a compromise between workers
and producers is now on. At mid-
night Oct. 31 the union men through-
out the oil fields, acting under in-
structions from headquarters, left
their work at the time for changing
shift.-?, and the men who worked on
the morning shift aid not report for
duty. It Is claimed .that between
7 500 a i l S.OOO men are affected.
Japan and the United State
have an understanding with re-
gard to the political leadership oC
far eastern powers.
The two powers have at last un-
derstood that neither is carrying a
chip on its shoulder.
German propaganda regarding
animosity for each other definitely
has been put in its proper place.
Japan is pledged, through the
agreement with the United States
to do her share in battling Ger-
The United States is assured
that Japan has no sinister designs
on this country.
The understanding will result in
America's placing a less vigilant
watch on the Pacific coast for
signs of a possible foreign attack.
Naval and military resources of
the United States are thereby re-
leased to be thrown in the balance
United States agrees to the
sphere of Japanese influence in
China, and both nations agree to
the "open door" policy.
Uncle Sam's Fighting Men Are
Assured of "Three Squares"
FANCY CHEFS GIVEN LESSON
lis! • €%
The Berlin war office in its an-
nouncement of the fording of the river
says six thousand Italians were made
prisoner and that au additional num-
ber of guns were taken. The Italian
official communication makes only
brief mention of the operation, merely
asserting that the enemy succeeded
in bringing some of his forces to the
right bank of the stream.
There is no Indication whether it is
the intention of Gen. Cadorna to en-
deavor to maintain the Tagliamento
line but it is not improbable that his
stand here is a temporary one while
positions of greater strength are being
propared in the rear.
The British and French troops In
Flanders continue to carry out raid-
ing operations successfully against
the Germans and to bombard heavily
the enemy positions at various points
with the Germans replying actively
in the sector between the Houtolst
wood and the Comlnes-Ypres canal.
Bombardments also predominate on
the southern part of the front in
Two additional defeats of the Otto
man forces are recorded—by the Brit-
ish in southern Palestine and by the
Russians in the region of the Black
sea coast. North of Beersheba the
British are pressing on with the defi-
nite object of the capture of the coast
city of Gaza. In their operations they
have taken 207 officers and 2,429 men.
The Russians have driven the Turks
from first line trenches in the Black
sea region and have advanced at
some places to the third. Large quan-
tities of booty were captured.
Russia Has Collapsed.
Petrograd.—Russia entered the war
early and she is now worn out by the
strain. Premier Kerensky told The
Associated Press. He said that Rus-
sia claims as her right that the other
allies now should shoulder the burden
of the war.
Premier Kerensky declared that
Russian public opinion is agitated by
the question, "Where is the British
neet now that the German fleet is out
in the Baltic."
German Vessel Lost.
Copenhagen.—A German warship
has been sunk in The Sound, accord-
ing to a dispatch to the National Ti-
dende from Maltno, Sweden. It is re-
ported that the vessel struck a mine.
Use of Open Cars Restricted.
Washington.—-The government took
steps to restrict enterprises not es-
sential to conduct of the war by for-
bidding use of open top freight cars
on and after November 1 for trans-
portation of materials for roads and
( highways, theater construction and
| pleasure vehicles, furniture and musi-
| cal instruments. The restriction of
I non-essentials was imposed by an
| order issued by Robert M. Lovell,
; priority director of the war industries
! hoard, prohibiting such use of open
' top cars excepting flat cars
Washington. Japan and the United
States have reached a complete agree-
ment in relation to China and at the
same time have arrived at a clear un-
derstanding as to military, naval and
economic co-operution in the war
This development was announced
by Secretary Lansing, who made pub-
lic notes exchanged by him and Vis-
count Ishii, the special Japanese am-
bassador, formally recording an agree-
ment recognizing that Japan has a
special interest in China, but pledg-
ing the independence anu territorial
integrity of the great eastern republic
and reaffirming the doctrine of the
"open door" for commerce and in-
In a statement accompanying the
note, Mr. Lansing said Viscount Ishii
and the members of his mission, now
on their way home, had performed a
service of the highest value to the
United States, as well as Japan, by
clearing away misunderstandings
which, if unchecked, promised to de-
velop a serious situation in the far
They spoke of an attitude of con-
straint and doubt fostered by a cam-
paign of falsehood, adroitly and se-
cretly carried on by the Germans,
and said that through the frankness
and cordiality of the Japanese com-
missioners, the propaganda of years
had been undone in a few days.
Best in the Business Are Able to Learn
Something From the Manual for
Army Cooks, Says Wallace
By WALLACE IRWIN.
A few weeks ago the quartermaster
general's department, fnlthful to its
complicated task of supplying every-
thing frmn shoes to sugar to a rap-
Idly forming army of over a million
men, telegraphed an appeal to .58 lend-
ing hotel proprietors throughout the
country asking the loan v)f 3.840 chefs
and expert cooks to teach the science
of gastronomies to the kitchens of our
10 new cantonments.
Now, the browned-in-the-oven old
mess sergeants of our regular army
cooking schools—of which four have
flourished for many years—are willing
and anxious to sit at tho feet of the
capable wizards who have fed Fifth
avenue and Tremont street; hut so
great is the faith of the mess sergeant
In the manual for nrmy cooks, issue
of 1916, that they pause reflectively In
their scientifically arranged pantries
and allow—quite unofficially — that
maybe a few of those fancy chefs will
go back to their hotels with one or
two choice recipes well worth trying
on the favored fellow who always gets
by 1he plush rope and calls the head
waiter by his first name.
As a matter of fact M. Panchnrd,
famous chef of the Hotel McAlpln,
New York, was "loaned" a while back
In order to gain .sufficient knowledge
of army cookery to instruct National
Guard kitchens in various New York
armories. M. Panchnrd spent two days
TEN YEARS FOR LEADERS
Mun6on, Spence and Crane are Given
Ardmore.—The trial of sixteen anti-
draft rioters from Seminole, Hughes
and Pontotoc counties came to a sud-
den end when H. H. Munson, Roy
Crane, H. C. Spence, O. S. Cowherd,
M. A. Harris, Sam Bingham, George
Norman and W W. Walker, leaders
of the Working Class Union, with-
drew their pleas of not guilty and en-
tered pleas of guilty. Thirty received
sentences varying from 10 years to
H. H. Munson, W. D. Penfield and
H. C. Spence were sentenced to 10
years each in the federal penitentiary,
Leavenworth, Kan. Roy Crane was
sentenced to a 6-year term. Anthony
Kberly is to serve four years and
Spurgeon Estes, three.
Six will serve 2-year terms. They
are: W. H. Maxwelt, J. A. Maxwell,
J. H. Majora, Albert Eberle, Ira
Hardy and Earl Potter. Walter
Spears, A. L. Austin, Jim Hammett,
Jr., J. B. Douglass. Alton Menely
and C. W. Banta, W. L. Sweetmann
were sentenced to a year and a day
each, Jack Waters, A L. Hamilton,
Anson Tiiton, J. W. Hulsey, Sr., L. A.
Smith, Ben Offitt, J. T. Ice and Sam
Spray must serve nine months each in
the Muskogee county jail.
BRITISH WIN NAVAL FIGHT
Eleven Small German Vessels Sunk In
Copenhagen.—Bodies of many Ger- j
man seamen from the eleven ships j
that were sunk by British destroyers
in the Cattegat, an arm of the North
Sea, between Dunkirk and Sweden,
have been washed ashore on the Swed-
The British sank the German cruis-
er Marie, 3,000 tons, operating as a
commerce raider, five German trawl-
ers and five other armed patrol craft.
There was no loss to the British. In-
cluded in the German losses was a
small auxiliary cruiser of 1,000 tons,
The German vessels were displaying I
no flag. When the British signalled ;
them to show their colors the German [
cruiser opened flre^ at the same time ]
breaking out the German ensign.
Captain Lautherback, who com. I
manded the German auxiliary cruiser
Marie, in a statement to the National
Tidende, said his vessel was amerd
with four guns and carried a crew of
90. She was attacked in the Sattegat
and the shells fell with such rapidity
that his men were virtually unable to
work the guns, and after a few shots
the vessel was a mass of flame.
Bread From Field Bakeries.
at Washington barracks, where he stu-
died the cuisine for enlisted men; he
yent back to New York with his ob-
servations, together with a ropy of
the month's menu. Today the McAlpln
serves—by the enthusiastic recommen-
dation of M. Panchard—a "military
Juncheon," which Is a duplicate of the
noon meal which Uncle Sam dishes up
Ifor his boys. The price of this meal
Is 50 cents; and It Is the highest com-
pliment which Broadway can pay the
army's camp and field mesa.
Embalmed Beef No More.
In fact, the day of Civil war hard-
tack and Spanish war embalmed beef
Is "long gone." Emergency rations,
of course, the soldier must carry to
tide him over bad situations where
the enemy fire is hotter thnn the bake
ovens behind the line. But for feed-
ing his armies In barrack and trench.
Uncle Sam has become a domestic
scientist who thinks In terms of nu-
tritive values and a psychologist whd
realises that the stomnch's digestive
Juices will not respond unless the
palate telegraphs Its approval to the
Never before in the world's history
have commanders of troops realized
how absolutely an nrmy "moves on
Its stomach." It would not be going
too far to say that a unit in motion Is
organized around the commissariat.
Closer than the artillery to the In-
fantry, or the aviation division to ei-
ther. comes the group of "rolling kitch-
ens," which, their great kettles boiling
merrily all day, go mule drawn Into
action behind the marching men. Soup
Is simmering, beef Is stewing, the clas-
sic beans are heating as the doughty
cook wagon bumps along. When the
company halts for noon the efficient
cook Is ready to announce "dinner Is
served." In appearance It's as simple
as the organization of a dining-car
service; and In actuality many times
In the months to come, when our
American "rolling kitchens" are
perched reasonably out of range on a
scarred field somewhere la France and
our boys from home nre emptying their
plates of a generous helping of "El
Raacho" stew, they may lift their
bullet-proof helmets to the printed
consoler, comforter, and friend which
has followed them to the trenches—
the manual for army cooks. Issue of
As a matter of history, the present
volume of official recipes Is about a
doseo years old. It has been collected
from many sources by maDy wise men
adorned with uniforms and backed
by general orders; but its choicest
and best originated In the instinctive
Inimitable methods of Aunt Diana,
who concocted her champion waffles
by "jes' tastln'."
Credit to Old Sergeant.
In fact, a large majority of the good
and fine points In Uncle Sam's dally
menu for his Sammies Is due to an old
commissary sergeant of Fort Riley.
His name was Dunne, and he was one
of those "born to the griddle," who
has the same advantage over the ordi-
nary aspirant to kitchen honors that
Kubellk had from birth over the little
girl next door.
He was not a man of education In
the ordinary acceptance of the word, [
but he was a first-class army cook. I
On scraps of wrapping paper or old j
bills he kept a copy of every recipe ho j
had ever tried. These were edited by j
Colonel Holbrook, then In command at
Fort Riley, and published In a little j
book called "Methods of Handling <
Army Rations," which has developed 1
into the "Manual for Army Cooks," the
textbook In the nrmy schools for cooks i
and bakers started In 1900 by Com. i
Gen. Sharpe, now quartermaster gen-
eral. And a perusnl of Its contents,
nfter sampling the results of Its coun-
sel, leaves one little sympathy with the
words fitted years ago to the bugler's [
regular mess call:
Sonple, aotiptn, soiipi«.
Without a single bean!
PotYeo. coffen, coffee,
Without a drop of cream!
PiK(?l.>, piKSle, plKKle.
Without a streak o' lean!
Same Food In Field.
It Is rnther heartening to think lhat
the men can hnve the same food In
the field as they do in barracks. Tills
Is accomplished by the bakeries, which
nre portable, easily taken down and
set up. and by the very remarkable
"rolling kitchens," which cook a meal
as the nrmy marches, having lunch or
supper ready when the order comes to
pitch camp. There are several models
of this rolling kitchen, some more In- \
trlcate tluin others and some very
much more substantial than others.
The government has ordered a large
number of a model which weighs 8,000
pounds. All of these kitchens have |
stoves for burning oil nnd also ar- I
rnngoments for the use of coal or
There Is also an oven where a roast !
may be brought to a turn, and, as a j
surprise to you, a big, smooth plate 1
where flapjacks come to life. One
kitchen will feed 200 men, n war-
strength company, and It will need
three men to operate It at Its maxi-
Trailing each kitchen Is a fireless
cooker with four large compartments.
There are now four regular schools
for army cooks—at Fort Sam Houston,
Tex.; Fort Riley, Kan.; Monterey,
Cal.; and Washington Barracks. The
new cantonments will Increase these
schools manyfold. It tnkes about four
months of rigorous Instruction to make
a first-class army cook, but under the
Intensive method the cantonment cooks
will be educated In half this time.
Oddly enough, the fact that a man
has had previous experience Is more
apt to bo a hindrance than a help, and
there Is a great deal In his natural
endowment. As the sergeant In ehnrge
of the cooking school at Washington
Barracks said, "You can do more with
some men In five minutes' talk thnn
you can with nnother In n month's
hnrd work." The work begins with a
talk on spices, which, to most of us,
seems the final touch rather than the
rudiments of cooking. But In the ar-
my they renlly begin with the first
principles. The desire for food, known
as appetite, and certainly 6plces do
much toward making simple dishes
tempting nnd palatable.
Take, for Instance, the army Irish
stew. It Is far removed from the dull
wash-day dish which answers to that
name In most households. The vege-
tables are tender and flavorous; the
meat (round steak) Is very delicious,
because it is properly cooked; and the
gravy; It's thick, but not thickening,
nnd so very good with the meat Juices
nnd vegetable flavorings skillfully ac-
cented with spices that there Is a
Justifiable temptation to wipe the last
bit of it from the plate with a piece
of the excellent army bread.
Bread Without Milk.
To the average cook and housewife
tills bread Is remarkable, for It Is
made without milk and without lard.
When you see It going Into action In
the floured hands of a squad of bakers
your comment Is thnt the shortening Is
"elbow grease," for It Is worked until
the dough Is perfectly smooth. They
"cut It over" five times, which takes
about 45 minutes of hard working, so
hard no mixing machine Is strong
enough to do tho work.
The most difficult thing to teach the
student bakers, or "slick ears," as
they are called. Is the shaping of a
loaf. This must be uniform, as there
must always be 12 pounds, divided into
six equal loaves, in a pan. The recipe
for a batch of bread calls for 200
pounds flour, 4 pounds sugar, 4 pounds
salt, 1% pounds yeast, and 13*4 gallons
of water. Tho bakery at Washington
Barracks turns out 8,500 pounds a day,
and every man gets his pound.
There are mnny very delicious and
exceedingly efficient recipes in the
manual for nrmy cooks, and Uncle
Sam gives his boys ail three of their
excellent meals for an average of 40
cents a day. If the economy of the
army kitchen could be brought Into
all American homes we would hear lit-
tle of food conservation, for the utiliza-
tion of every ^dlble molecule Is noth-
ing short of marvelous, as Is the sys-
tem of accounting for every Ingredi-
ent that comes ont of the storeroom.
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AMERICANS IN ASIA MINOR
Yankee Influence In That Country
Dates Back Over Almost a Cen-
tury, Declares Writer.
Asia Minor, which is the property
of Turkey, In renlly a continent in it-
self. It is u continent little known to
Americans, nnd yet It Is one where
Americans nre well known, says Nlk-
sah. American influence there goes
hack over almost a century, and it Is
certainly to he hoped thnt the present
unfortunate sltuntlon will not wipe It
out. For the American Is highly re-
garded in this pnrt of the world.
Travel almost where you will In this
vnst interior, anS in the most Insig-
nificant village you nre likely to find
someone who speaks English, and who
will entertain you with his best bo-
cause you are an American. Our mis-
sionaries, our schools and our hos-
pitals are responsible. Their pa-
tients and their pupils come from
every part of the near Enst, nnd none
of them leave without a great respect
for the strange Westerners. Tho
schools nre responsible for the spread
of the English tongue, but the hos-
pital work Is probably the root of
more gratitude thnn any of our other
All the subject races of Turkey In
Asia Minor look to America and to
England for rescue and relief. Most
of them, as for example, the Arme-
nians, hope for nationalism. All of
them believe thnt the Western world
Is greatly Interested In their fate, and
the belief Is one of their few consola-
tions under a cruelly oppressive sy
In the Use
All the food value
of the grain is used
in making this de-
licious food; and its
blend of malted bar-
ley not only adds to
its nourishing quali-
ties but produces a
flavor of unusual rich-
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