The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 267, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 6, 1919 Page: 3 of 4
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The Daily Transcript, Norman, Oklahoma,
L. I). Davis Hears : Capt. I.. I). Abney
From His Son, Mark Coming Home
| The February 1st number of'the
Editor Transcript: Aerofoil, published at St. Louis,
Mark was not killed on the 11th has the following very compli-
of November, as rumor has it, and ! mentary mention of one of Npr-
1 want to say, with your perm's- I man's young men who has made
sion, to his many friends here, thatexceptionally good. It says:
Corp. Mark T. Davis, Co. K. 110 ! "Next Wednesday will probably
Infantry, 90th Division, was well | see the departure of one of the
and in fine health on January 19,
1919. He writes that he cannot
talk to the French girls, but can
make them understand what he
desires to convey by bowing, nod-
ding and jumping around, and that
they have great times. He says
wc may have a big celebration in
Norman on the 11th of November,
; sympathy with between 25,000 and [ "Building of these British in-
130,000 metal trades worers who dustries has the reverse effect on
but it wasn't a patching to what
it was "over there" in joy and en-
Mark and Geo. Hodam, Herbert
Ball, Sam Sharp and L. McCorley
are some of the Cleveland county
boys that were among the troops
that Gen. Foch had secretly mass-
•iid in large numbers in June and
July preparatory to taking the in-
itiative on a 65-mile front, but
had been biding his time and sell-
ing terrain t0 the enemy foot by
foot at enormous prices. Mark
was gassed at Fismes, but was all
-right pretty quick and never stop-
ped fighting. Up to the 4th of
August, he writes, the allied drive
had netted 40,000 prisoners, 200
villiages and 700 cannons, but the
Germans had destroyed hundred of
carloads of supplies they expected
to use in getting on to Paris.
Mark says he came near being
killed at Fismes, owing to the fact
that eight of the boys had vowed
to stand by each other to the death
bat when he was temporarily
knocked out, one of the others was
*".riously wounded and four killed
With your further permission I
will give to the friends of the boys
in the 90th a description of the
batle of Fismes, by H. Russell, A.
M, .L. L. D., a member of the Am-
erican Historical Society and au-
thor of "The World's War for Lib-
Americans at Fismes
"The Americans covered them-
selves with glory at many points! Year Book.
in the allied drive, notably in the "He received his commission as
hand-to-hand fighting in the Captain on October 9, 1918. He is
streets of Fismes, on August 4th, | one of the youngest captains in
when they captured that German | the Air Service, being
base. The fighting was said to j years old, but he
been the bitterest of the name for himself
most popular officers who ever
came to Scott Field, when Captain
Louis D. Abney accepts his honor-
able discharge from the Army of
the United States.
"Captain Abney left a very
promising career in Oklahoma pol-
itics to enter the flying game at
the time the United States entered
the war and quickly rose to a posi-
tion of prominence in his new vo-
cation. Taking his ground school
training at Austin, Texas, where
he was transferred from the First
Officers' training camp at Ft.
Logan, Little Rock, Ark., he was
sent t0 Kelly field for his flying
"He passed his R. M. A. test on
November 9th, 1917, and in anoth-
er month had completed the in-
structor's course and was assign-
ed as a dual instructor. January
11, 1918, he received his commis-
sion as First Lieutenant. He is
very proud of the distinction of be-
ing the first man from Kelly to be
commissioned a First Lieutenant
from a Cadet.
"Captain Abney continued to in-
struct at Kelly until his orders
came to go to Scott Field, where
he arrived about the first of May.
He was assigned to take charge of
the first solo stage and on June
24th was made Officer in charge
of the Instructor's School. He was
also made Accident Investigator i Weeks said:
and on July 25th he was assigned j
to the R. M. A. Board and had
charge of testing the Cadets for
their final exams in flying.
"October 1st Captain Abney was
appointed Officer in Charge of
the Flying Field and all flying
ervision. After flying stopped he
was put in command of Squadron
"C" and when it was disbanded he
was given charge of getting out of
left shipyards and contract shops
January 21 to enforce demands
trades, helpers and laborers, re-
for $8, $7, and $6 a day for basic
At Tacoma, where the labor
council voted for a general strike
at the same hour today, it was re-
ported problematical as to wheth-
er the strike would involve a ma-
jority of the unions. Between
20,000 and 25,000 men, it was be-
lieved, would be affected.
our wn. I don't charge the
British move is aimed soley at the
UnUnited States, but it's a process
of trying to biuld up the British
trade at the expense of the United
During the discussion that fol-
followed Senator Reed of Missouri
Democrat,a atteked the Carnegie
Peace Foundation's activities
abroad, questioned its loyalty and
declared it should be' dissolved.
Senators Knox df Pennsylvania,
Republican, and Ashurst of Ari-
hnglish Ban zona, Democrat, joined in the at-
Stors II. S. Senate tack
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.—Warn-
ing British officials to "beware or
they will awaken the spirit of
1812 in the United States," Sena-
policy that affects the policy of
"I do not hesitate," Reed con-
tinued, "to question the loyalty of
any organization that sits in the I
United States today and conspires
tor Lewis, Illinois, today charged ith a )ot 0f Germans, Swedes,
that the British embargo on Amer- Hungarians or English to work 0ut
ican goods "does the United
States a great violence and will
create a wave of protest leading to j
Lewis strongly supported Sena-
tor Week's resolution asking the
State Department to inform the
Senate what steps have been taken
to protect American industry from
the effect of the embargo. The
embargo, which is effective March
1, adds several hundred Ameri-
can products to the embargo list
which Great Britain fromed as a
Senator Weeks declared "it is
time we begin to pay some atten-
tion to our home affairs and to de-
termine whether we will protect
Answering the British explana-
tion that the embargo is to permit
rebuilding 0f their industries,
Senator Knox said that although
the American people had express-
ed the opinion that they had a
right to send coastwise vessels
through the Panama Canal, with-
out charge and three big political
parties had indorsed this policy,
"this Carnegie Peace Organization
spent $25,000 or $30,000 to circu-
late literature urging the repeal of
the act conferring that right to
"I think the Pennsylvania sena-
tor should have added," interrupt-
ed Senator Thomas of Colorado,
"that much of that fund was spent
for the purpose of circulating a
speech made in the senate by Eli-
hu Root in favor of the repeal of
Read the Transcript ads.
.vhole war, the Prussian guards
asking that r.o quarter and being
bayoneted or clubbed to death as
they stood by their machine guns."
Mark was sligthly wounded
about September 8th and was out
of line twenty days. He was in
the line fighting on November j
11th, just south of Metz, and says ,
they would have been in Metz in j
two more days if they had not re- ,
ceived orders to stop. The other j
boys mentioned above went thru
that desperite gamble with dea h
from July" '.o Novemtnr 11th with-
out a scratch, I am teld.
T. L. DAVIS.
has made a
as one of the
best flyers in the game.
"He has turned the affairs of the
Year Book over to Lieutenant R.
S. Yarbrough and after his dis-
charge intends to return to his
former scene of political activity
in Oklahoma, which he claims is
"the young man's state."
"It may be predicted with every
confidence that Captain Abney is
a man who is going to be hear
from and heard from in a 'big'
way. Already he is a seasoned
politician and lawyer and it is the
confident expectation of his mul-
titude of friends in the Field Belle-
ville and St. Louis, that he_will be
a prominent figure in state and
national politics in a short time.
"Captain Abney leaves with the
best wishes and at the same time
the deep-felt regrets of every one
at the field from the Major down.
"He and his wife, who, it will be
The Physician on Chronic Diseases ! recalled, was Miss Ruth Spoene-
Wil! Visit Our City. | rnann, of Belleville, were decidedly
| popular members of the Scott
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH. | Field Family and their loss will be
j keenly felt.
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Remember the date, Monday, Feb.
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Strike at Seattle
SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 6.—a
strike of approximately 65,000
union workers in nearly every
o'clock today, the decision of the
trade and industry was set for 10
Central Labor council late last
night ratifying the time selected
previously by a conference of a
majority of 130 unions affected.
The general strike was called in
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