The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 125, Ed. 1 Friday, November 24, 1916 Page: 3 of 4
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NORMAN DAILY TRANSCRIPT
SEEN AT FRONT
Some Mighty Hand Seems to
Have Evolved Order Out
FRENCH fi O/E EVER ONWARD
Marvels Accomplished In France by
Industry and Inventive Genius
Pressed by Necessity—Mighty
Construction of Artillery.
Loudon. — Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett,
who recently lectured in the United
States, has just returned to the west-
ern front after an ubsence of muny
months, and finds many changes there,
lie writes to London newspupers. lie
says, in part:
"When you enter the zone of war on
the western front for the first time
after a long period spent In other fields
of strife, you realize at once the vast
change that has come over everything.
You fee the difference In the attitude
of the French soldier in his surround-
ings ami equipment, and, above all, in
the appearance and spirits of the
"Turning to the machine of war it
self, some mighty hand seems suddeuly
to have evolved order out of chaos,
and collected all the conflicting ele-
ments that make up the ordinary life
of a nation into one vast, homogeneous
force directed toward the attainment
of a single end.
"This terrible light blue wave Is now
moving in one direction from which
nothing will ever divert It.
Rolls Every Onward.
"The current never stops rolling on-
ward. It may be checked from time
to time, its progress is often slow, and
the rocks ore difficult to submerge, but
ever the blue waves sweep remorse-
lessly on. There Is only the back cur-
rent of the transport trains, carrying
food to the men and millions of shells
the guns. The wounded alone turn
their backs to the giant conflict.
"What an organization has been built
up in the short space of two years to
keep these vast armies supplied ! What
marvels have been accomplished by
Industry and inventive genius pressed
by necessity, financed without thought
of cost, and utilizing the markets of
the neutral world ! Hundreds of miles
of fresh railways have been laid down;
new roads have been cut and surf a ceil;
old railways have been rebuilt, and
countless bridges restored. Hundreds
of thousands of motor lorries pour In
incessant streams toward the advanced
depots to meet the requirements of
this Insatiable maw of war.
"Petrol Is the true king of this war.
Without the motor lorry all these
marvels would have been Impossible.
Petrol reigns supreme on the battered
earth below, as he reigns supreme
amid the clouds above. Ills two In-
struments are the car and the aero-
plane. Both have helped to revolu-
tionize the science of war.
"What are the paramount Impres-
sions made on the mind as you np-
proach the battlefield of the Sonime
and come within bearing distance of
the thunder of the guns? Two were
made on mine. The one, the spectacle
of an entire nation bent on the ful-
fillment at any sacrifice of a single
fixed determination ; the other, the lim-
itless resources of the world plnced at
the disposal of that nntlon. Unlimited
everything; that describes the scene
Guns, Guns Everywhere.
"First and foremost, take the guns.
Never before has there been brought
together such a concentration of artil-
lery of all calibers. There are guns
everywhere. I am writing for the
moment of those behind the lines,
whleh have not yet been brought up,
as there Is no room for them on an
alrondy crowded battlefield. They lie
in the field in droves like cattle; you
see them like huge, many-colored
snakes on the railway lines, or moving
to the front on motor lorries. Some
are returning for rest and repair
others are being pushed forward to
take their place. Muny are yet lying
idle, with their huge mouths gaping
hungrily toward the Rhine and the
"And the menls for these monsters.
The fodder for these monsters fills
acres of fields, and comes from every
corner of the earth. Yet they cannot
he parried too quickly to the front.
This monstrous Armageddon consumes
millions a week.
"Behind the battlefield the scene Is
rather that of the migration of nn
entire people to a new home than that
of any army In the field. The amount
of work entailed by an offensive on
the present scale passes man's compre-
hension. Every man and woman and
many children of France are now work-
ing toward the common end. In the
munition factories are the women and
the Indispensable of the men. In the
supply area, which extends 20 or 30
kilometers behind the battlefield, are
the territorials. Many of them are old,
hut they work like youngsters on n
holiday. They are making and repair-
ing the roads, helping with the trans-
port. and guarding the convoys, depots,
culverts, railways, and bridges. Be-
yond them you have the youth and
Middle-aged of France, who actually do
the fighting and who make good and
furn to practical effect the work of
the women, of the old men, and those
•if «t.# young ones who are Indispen-
FOILS SUN WITH INVENTION |y|.
Harvard Man Presses Button in
and the Window Shade
Cambridge, Mass.—Every morning
at seven o'clock Henry K. Guild of
Boston^ a Harvard senior, rolls over
in bed. Seven o'clock Is too early for
a senior to get up, so Mr. Guild presses
a button and the shade ut the distant
end of his chamber rolls down as If
No rising sun is going to make him
leave his bed unreasonably. Some
morning he may miss a four-alarm fire
by pressing the button, hut he's will-
ing to take the chance, he asserts.
Getting up at 7 a. ni. is a high crime
at Harvard, the same as admitting
Yule has a good football team this
llenry Guild framed up a motor, at-
tached it to the curtalu string and
laid wires to Ids bedside. When the
sun throws it rays Into his bedroom
every morning, weather permitting, he
presses a button und the curtain flops
faster than in a vaudeville theater.
Mr. Guild's next invention probably
will be a trapdoor to throw tiresome
professors into the cellar by means of
a button that any student can press.
Life's attendant Inconveniences aren't
going to bother him while electricity
can do the work.
The Harvard vocabulary this year
is the wonder of the ages.
Nothing is "wonderful" to a Har-
vard student when he is talking In
mldseason form. It's either "abso-
lutely wonderful" or nothing at all—
unless it's "absolutely commonplace,"
of course. But It has to be "absolute-
ly" something. Today may be fine
to the rest of the world, but It's a one-
sided bet, with no takers, that out on
Harvard square it's "perfectly fine."
Ami it may be great for the usual
run of sport followers if Harvard de-
feats Yale in football this year, but
for Harvard students themselves, It
will be "simply great."
RIVALS DAUGHTER IN YOUTH
PRIZE-WINNING BOY FARMERS OF CALIFORNIA
Canadian Who Enlisted as Pri-
vate at Fifty-Three, Wins
VOICE IS LIKE SEA SIREN
fan yon be sure, without positive
identification, that the photograph of
the left Is a likeness of Mrs. J. Borden
Harriman, while that on the right is a
picture of Miss Ktliel Harriman. a
Newport debutante of the past season
and certain to be a belle of the coining
Washington season? Mrs. Ilarrlnmn's
spirit Is us sprltely as her face, hut the
maturity of her brain Is attested by |
her appointment several years ago as
the only woman member of the indus- |
trial relations committee.
JILTER AND JILTED MARRY
Rectangular Romance Is Revealed
After New Jersey Farmer Tires
Montrose, N. J.—Dennis Carpenter,
a wealthy retired farmer, proved to
Miss Lillian Crnndall of Hallstead, Pa.,
thi.t lie can be driven just so far.
After falling three times to get Miss
Oundall to sign n marriage license he
took Miss Carrie Brown of Scranton.
Pa., to the recorder's office and ob-
tained tile legal permission to make
her ills bride.
However and furthermore, little
Miss Crnndall, who Is only 10 years
old, showed Mr. Carpenter that she
has a mind of her own. She took Har-
ley Lawrence to Gibson to the record-
er's office and signed everything that
was required on any document per-
taining to marriage.
Mr. Carpenter looked at Mr. Law-
rence and sighed. Mr. Lawrence looked
at Sir. Carpenter and laughed. The
two brides glared at each other and
drew up their full height—uo great dis-
tance in either case.
Then the bridal parties drove away
in automobiles in opposite directions.
TOWN EXPENSES ONLY $31.13
Dupont, Wash., Has Money in the
Bank and Has No In-
Olympla, Wash.—Dupont, In Pierce
county, has a remarkable record, ac-
cording to the state bureau of Inspec-
tion, which has just filed Its report.
The Income of the town last year
amounted to $31.11, nnd Its expenses
were $81.13, the community running
two cents behind. It made no mate-
rial difference, however, as It only
meant the reduction of the town's bank
account by two cents, or to $209.00.
Tin' town has no paid officials, no
debts, and the election officers serve
without pay and there is money In
The town has never levied a general
tax for municipal purposes and Its
only expenses are for supplies of va-
One of the Big Human Personalities
of War Turns Up in London-
Served in United States •
London.—"Foghorn" McDonald ad-
mits he's as "Scotch as oatmeal," but
what he doesn't have to admit is that
he Is beyond doubt the best-known man
In the wonderffil big army Canada has
sent over to tight for the mother coun-
try. Gen. Sir Sam Hughes, Canadian
Minister of.Militia and Defense, is not
jealous of "Foghorn's" distinction. The
rawest rookie in the reannost ranks of
the Dominion forces proclaims'it) on
the fighting line and looks up to this
world-wandering scion of the clan Mc-
Donald as a shining example of what
a lowly "buck" cuu do in trying times
For "Foghorn" came over as a pri-
vate himself Just two short years ago.
Some of his home folks told him he
was a "darned old fool" to enlist at
fifty-three, but "Foghorn" had been a
miner all his days. He had lilt the
western trail from sun-baked Bato-
pllas in the wilds of Mexico to the
snow-shrouded valleys of the Yukon,
and he knew what perseverance and
pluck and couruge and sacrifice could
He knew he would "make the gAde,"
and so did a great crowd of his friend*
who gathered a day or two ago to
"wet" that new third stripe nnd crown
on the cuffs of his kliakl anny jacket.
He was back from the front to receive
this latest promotion, and lie was toast*
ed a major of Ids majesty's forces.
Voice Is a Low Rumble.
"Foghorn" was born Neil Roderick
McDonald, but there are comparative-
ly few who know him by that distin-
guished name. It's just plain ♦'Fog-
horn'' nowadays from one end of the
trenches to the other, and one earful of
that low rumbling, window-shattering,
rock-shivering voice explodes all pos-
sible doubt us to the derivation of the
There are plenty of Germans who
know "Foghorn," too. In the days of
ttte deadlock, when trenches crept clos-
er nnd closer together, he was one of
those who burrowed beneath the earth |
and set off great mines under the en- I
emy. lie had not been a mining engl- i
neer in vain. Often his voice would go
booming across "No Man's Land" hurl-
ing picturesque invectives at the Ger-
Not to know "Foghorn" McDonald
Is to miss one of the big human per-
sonalities of this war. It Is not diffi-
cult to realize what a tower of en-
couragement nnd strength he Is to the
soldiers at the front.
"lie is the sort of officer whose men
would follow him to the gates of hell
itself and walk in laughing," declared
Major "Eddie" Holland, a long-time
friend and a "V. C." of the South Af-
"And speaking of hades," he added
"there may or may not be something in
the fact that Foghorn belongs to the
That is the name the Germans have
given the Eighth Battalion, Canadian j
infantry, and the battalion has adopted 1
as its Insignia a small black im§ dane
ing in glee. They were delighted with
the appellation and are living up to It
according to all reports from the
He's Not Afraid of Any Man.
It has been satd of Foghorn that
"he's not afraid of any man—and very
few women." Ills home Is in the great
American West. He has lived much in
the United States and almost every
province in Canada can claim him ai*
her own. His heart is as big as the
world In which he has lived, and he has bronze bands and Hon heads. One
a way of calling a superior officer side of the fountain Is to be devoted
"Bill0 or "Jim" or "George" and re- i t * a drinking trough for horses, and
ferring to a corporal as a "brother of- j the other for the use of pedestrians,
fleer" that is quite baflllng to the Eng- Further typifying Mr. Vanderbiit's
llshman's idea of discipline. Someone love for horses, the fountain will be
Twenty-four prize-winning boy farmers of the state of California arrived in New York city, after making n
transcontinental tour. During their two days* stop in the metropolis, the boys were taken around to all the In-
teresting places. The purpose of the tour is to obtain new Ideas lu farming and the marketing of their produce.
Each boy makes notes of everything of Interest that comes under his observation. The expenses of the tour are
being paid by the University of Cuilforula.
CANADIANS READY TO SHOOT OR DIG TRENCHES
v Mian" *-
Cauadlau infantry on the western front under heavy m .••lung orders. The equipment of these soldiers Is differ-
ent from that in any other wars in history. The shovel 1a Quite as important a part of their equipment as the gun.
The troops have to do some real manual labor In the digging of trenches.
MEMORIAL TO A VANDEREILT
LAYING THE KEEL OF THE CALIFORNIA
This is a model of n memorial foun-
tain to be erected in Newport, it. I., to ,
the memory of the lnte Alfred Gwynae V
Vanderbilt, who lost his life on the ill-
fated Lusltania, by fifty of his friends
In the United States and England. It
is the work'of Eugene H. Morahan, a
noted New York sculptor, and Is ten
feet six inches In height. The entire
buse and bowl will be made of red,
westerly granite with ornamental
spoke to "Fog" about it.
"Well, sir," he explained, "It's a
man's war, by gad, sir, and I respeci
every mother's son who's out there do-
ing his bit. I was a full-fledged 'buck'
myself once, and I know what tliey
have to go through."
"Foghorn" served for a time as an
officer in the United States army—the
Third Volunteer Cavalry of the Span-
"I think the officer commanding our
regiment had fifteen or twenty million
dollars," said "Foghorn;" "I had $1.35 j
A day or two ago a staff colonel, (
fresh from Canada, wal' 'd into the
"Hello, Foghorn," he called out; "I
heard you a couple of block down the
street and came in to see you. Do you
"Itemember you?" repeated 'Fo
"why bless your brass-hat ted oK soul,
I'd know your hide in a tan yaru '
A "brass hat" is the army name for i
aII staff officers, and It comes, of !
course, from the abundance of go 1 J
braid they wear on their caps.
mounted with a bronze group of a
Uornan gladiator holding in check two
rearing horses. It will be unveiled
early in the spring of 1017.
Shipping Box of Steel.
A shipping box of steel instead of
wood has been made by an American j
manufacturer in order to reduce the I
amount of damage sut.fuined «by goods
In shipment from theft in transit. It
Is almost unbreakable and entirely
thief-proof. The container consists of
five sides and the lid. The sides nre
made of three-ply steel, and so hinged
that the container can be folded flat
when not in use. It Is provided with
handles, which normally rest in re-
cesses so as not to Interfere with the
piling of the boxes. The steel con-
tainer is Immeasurably stronger than
those of wood, while comparison with
fiber boxes is quite impossible.
United States Senator James
rivet in the keel of the California,
battleship In the American navy,
GETTING A RIDE IN THE GENERAL'S AUTO
Fined $5 for 1-Cent Sale.
New York.—For selling a sweet po-
tato for a penny on the Sabbath, Harry
Gold, a peddler, was fined $5.
Missed Her "Grannies."
Margaret, who lived in Milwaukee,
where she was in the habit of seeing
the dear oW German /randoms, visited
with he/ mother in New York. After
be'f.K there a week she wanted to g\>
Koine ••Why, ut ar?" asked her moth-
'Von t you like New York?" "No,
•unit. " answered Margaret 1 "they
i. io > uidmas here."
WITH STALL BREAD
MANY DISHES MAY BE PREPARED*
Can Be Put to Excellent Use for
Stuffing and Meat Frying—Bread
Custard Pudding Is Good-
Jelly for Invalids.
Of all the left-over remnants of food
from the kitchen bread is the most
I common, perhaps, and many pieces are
dally thrown away which a littlo
j thought would turn to excellent use. If
the left-over pieces are not utilized tho
same day, an excellent plan is to wrap
them in pieces of waxed paper and
store them in a stone Jar. They will
keep well for a week In this way.
Dried Crumbs for Stuffing and Meat
Frying.—Put the crusts ai <1 small
pieces in a baking pan and dry in the>
oven without burning. They m.iy then
beyput through the food chopper undl
stored In clean Mason jars until want-
ed. They may be used as a basi>" for*
meat croquettes, poultry stuffing audi
French toast may be made from i lie*
whole slices of left-over bread. It i f
an excellent luncheon pick-up dish..
Heat an egg nnd add a little milk. Dip
the slices of bread in this and fry a
nice brown in hot drippings. Serve
with butter, Jelly or marmalade.
Bread Custard Pudding.—Out the
bread In dainty shapes and butter lib-
erally. Make a plain custard of eggs,
milk nnd sucar. Put In baking dish
nnd float the buttered bread on top.
Sprinkle with grated nutmeg and bak«
In a quick oven until brown. This la
To make croutons for the vnrloua
soups so much relished In season, cut
the bread In cubes and fry In butter or
dripping Just before serving with the
soup. Add five or six to each plate of
soup. Those are delicious with.almost
Bread Jelly for Invalids.'—Sapjld the
stule bread freed from Crusts. Mash
j to a paste until of mushlike eopsisten-
cy. Ad I a little sugar and flavoring,,
I mold, chill and serve with creattii.
Sterilized bread crumbs are epeclal-
1.7 valuable for the young children In
the household. A Jar should be kept
filled with these. They may be .beate.f
when wanted and sprinkled In soft:
eggs, soups, milk, fruit Juices afid, In-
deed, anything eaten by very . .young'
children where fresh bread Is often
Dried bread Is also valuable for mix-
ing with various other foods for feed-
ing the household pets.
Mix nnd sift two cupfuls of flour,
one teaspoonful of baking powder, one-
half tea spoon f til of salt and one-half
teaspoonful of sugar. Work Into this
two teaspoonfuls of lard. Mix with
three-quarters cupful of ice water.
Have all of the Ingredients very cold,
mix quickly, handling as little as pos-
sible. and roll out thin. Cut the dough
Into pieces Just large enough to cover
one-half of a preserved peach, roll
them up and bake In a quick oven.
Serve with hard sauce and the sirup
from the preserved peaches.
Twelve sour apples, one mild onion,
three peppers, one red, one cupful of
chopped raising, one-half cupful cur-
rant Jelly,#two cupfuls of sugar, Juice*
of four lemons, one tnblespoonful or
ground ginger, one-quarter teaspoon-
ful of cayenne, one tnblespoonful of
1 salt and one pint of cider vinegar.
Chop the apples, onions and pep-
pers very fine, add the vinegar anrl
Jelly and let simmer one hour, stir-
ring constantly. Store as canned
Remove the fat and center from six
kidneys and soak In cold water. Slice,
season with salt and pepper, roll In
flour and saute In butter. Add to tho
fat In the pan one tablespoonful of
butter and two tablespoonfuls of flour;
brown, and add three-quarters cupful
of stock. Season with salt, pepper,
onion Juice nnd table sauce and i>our
over the kidneys.
D Phelan of California driving in tlie first
which, when completed, will be the greatest
It Is being built at the Mare Island navj
TTalf box gelatin, one quart milk.
Set on back of stove to heat gradual-
ly. Roll a minute or two. Take off
stove and stir In yolks of four eggs*
well beaten with three tablr-spoonfuls;
Hucar. Then add whites, well beaten'
with three tablespoonfuls sugar anrl
two tablespoonfuls vanilla. Put 1m
dish ready for table. Serve next dayr
A group of English soldiers on the western front enjoying the prospect of
the unexpected honor of a ride In a general's war auto. They would not have
the ride If they were not pretty weLl bunged up with woundii.
For Bamboo Articles.
A soft nig saturated with solution of
equal parts of spirits of camphor and j
Unseed oil Is a handy thing to keep
ftrdun ! the h use. it i> the best thin® I
you can get to rub down bamboo furnl-* |
ture with, for It loosens the fiber and
makes the wood more elastic. For thl«
reason It will not crack when exposedl
to changes of temperature.
One-third cupful of butter, one cup-
ful granulated sugar, three small eggs,
one-eighth cupful coffee, one nnd one-
half cupfuls flour, two level teaspoon-
fills salt, one cupful of dates, cut,
small, one cupful of chopped English
walnuts. Marsh mallow frosting 1*
alee If you like it.
To Pick Up Broken Glass.
Even the smallest pieces of broker*
glass can be easily picked up wlthr
a bit of wet absorbent cotton, whlchi
can tten be destroyed by burning.
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