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CHANGED BY THE WAR
Iheyl'Will Never Look the
Same as When They Went '
"With. the. Amecan Expeditionary.
Vnny, lYanjce, Dec. 12. (By. fail.)
3amkiy; will neirer lookthe same as
19 didxwhen lie carried his punch tP
rance.l': .' '
lava i uptheiiaWgn jiats ion. the
oad ndreJtoutia? the little kha-
'ikeCOiefech'tTOltaer'a,; cap which
. ike the? French ' soldier's cay which
iMtre& QU course it was' against reg-
datSonpk.wear: an un-uniform cap
out the ?refeulatitms never considered
flopping of a hatbrim against a
aauffeaurjs - eyes at lorty miles an
apur, .-ijj J;
t J8q at .headquarters they winked at
IvWhen, the first battalions went in
o" the trenches the slouchy campaign
lat was the most awkward piece of
equipment in Sam4ny' whole kit He
bied slinging the hat at his side but
!.t fell Into the mud and wias tramp
d on and lost. ', Never having worn
rheif steel helmets for any consider
able tlnie before, the troops didn't
oiow until , they were in the trench
as that the space between the band
ind .the head permits the wind to
olow; through. This is fine in sum-aer.'!'-.'
But winter was only a ,week
r; two Vaway.
Some of the fellows discovered
':hat-!you could use the chauffeurs
ype of 'Belgian cap for a head-warmer
under lthe helmet. It also serves
is a; pact taking up some of the pres
sure of the steel hat. And it is small
enough to fit into the pocket when
-ou're not using it.
' .The quartermaster of the first
pcfn;tIngenjE gotsnisyon the dough
Doys tip and ordered a French fac
;ory AQ turn out enough ' fore-and-aft
af a f a special design to equip the
xL" le outnt.
!yljateir'the new cap was adopted for
r he-whole army. Officers wear their
nsignia pinned, to the front peak ang
"he enlisted man's branch of the ser
vice Hs indicated by the color qf a
little .braid sewed along the edges.
! v The ; old familiar ; American leggins
Hre -about to go the way of the un
.wjeldly campaign hat. In the mud
;he-'( lighting frontKfr troopsH
hat the leggins let in mud between
!4ejTl6y)m of the leggins and the
jhoertops and this mud seeps down
nto .the "shoes. Hereafter troops on
che; frontwill 'wear the spiral doth
Suttees of the British. They get
'nuddy too but they ' wind over the
;hoe-tops so as to pnevent the mud
from "going inside the shoes,
j . Sleeveless leather coats are an
other article of clothing " which will
nate Sammy look like a different
;oldierAThey will be issued .,to all
branebegejui the fighting f roht -and
hey. are.'ijrisiderSd reven better t than
roops'i V' r---'0""
' SEASON IN SHN
NeW Records Established Jlast
Year-Unsettled in iUniteei
States - r.:,
oaimtty rto;the. scene
a. j i. s .
pngineer units are receiving over
il j waterproof ; oiled suits, especially
dapted for bridge construction where
nenr re often compelled to stand in
fatei of shoulder-depth to do their
1 The- old style American field boot
'emains.i Though it has a rough ex-
erior finish and looks like the dick
nseven when new,- this i bo6twlien
jrbperly oiled is 1 asjneCr water-pjoof
s v any leatherbo' 'of any army,
'.ccording to "the ; Quartermaster. But
sor eemelymuddy weather , ' each
manXw&have viirubber high'-boots
vhiclri something the old Boche
vouidr lifee to issue to his men, but
e can't Tissue , because our blockade
the iQSjt f successful
the history of port
i 1 1 i
in tna country, -unaer ms coacn
ing oJErnie Hjertberg, formerly
prominent in American ? amater and
professional athletics, the Swedish
track and field 'performers have made
remarkable strides and "will be fac
tors to be feared in years, to come
when international ,-trajCls competi
tions shall have been resumed.
The i year 1917 was the most suc
cessful yea rin th history of Swed
ish athletics, goth- fro anthe view
point of general interest and or per
formances. Twenty-two new Swed
ish record were -established, and four
of thes tieing at the same time, new
world's records. Three of these
world record performances were the
work of John - Zander, the phenom
enal ntan whose defeat of Tedy Mere
dith at 1,000 meters in the Stock
holm Stadium in" October, 1916, -wjiil
be recalled. A. Bolin, who tied with
Zander on that occasion in 2:31.1,
equaling the world's record, has two
or tnenew bweuisn recpras lonis
creditand Zander has three, -.apart
from his world's records. (Both Zan
der aid Bolijl are special pupils of
Ernie pi jertherf. Viv " (
Zanler's world's records 1 are: 1,
500 meters, 3:54.7; 3,000 meters,
8:35.7 2)00 meters, 5.31. His best
performance was the 1,500 meter
run, which Zander ran alone. The
former record1, 3:55.8 was held by
Abel Kiviat. Zander clipped nc less
than 5.2 seconds from Attila's record
in the 2,000 meer run, and nine
tenths of a .second from the 3,000 me
ter figures. The other world's rec
ord to go, was for throwing th jave
lin, best throw with eaclu. hand, in
which Yngve Hackner set a record
of 114.28 meters. '
The other new Swedish records es
tablished; 60 meter dash, 6.9 seer,
onds; 200 meters, 22.1 seconds: 400'
meters, 50 seconds (Bolin) ; 440
yards, 50.6 seconds; 800 meters, 1:-
;ap3jtpHae mile, 4 : ITS (Zan
der-; 5,000 meters, 14:59;6 (Zander);
460 meter" hurdles, 56.1 seconds; four
man relay, 400 meters, .48.1 seconds;
four man relay, 800 meters, cl: 21.1;
four man relay, 1,600 meters, 3:28.3;
four man relay, 6,000 meters, 17 min
utes; high, jump, 1.S9 meters; pole
valut 3,883 meters', discus throwing,
both hands, 8346 meters; running,
three miles 14:38.7 (Zander); 1,000
meter relay, first man running 100
meters, second 200, third 300 and
fourth 400, 2:1.5. One new record
was also established in the peculiar
ly Swedish contest known as the
"mellanhop," a jump for length over
the gymnasium horse. ; " .
The condition of college, athletics
at eastern institutions is' well illus
trated by the situation at : Cornell,
one of the leading universities of
the section in the support ofsport.
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Marid,' Jan.- 12. News has been re
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il ;of the sfte of the Incan city known
o early . Spanish and .Portuguese ex
plorers ; as El Dorando, and hitherto
jegarded as; legendary. . The .ruins
re - locatedn the Manoa region,
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NO RELIEF FROM FIE
IN 6 DAYS
There is harly ones department of
I athletics 4n which, at Hhe beginning
of the year, . a complete program or
schedule is planned.; lEffqrtsfes be
ing made t support, 'asaasepm
patible with other morev amp6ra'nt
activities, each land 'evry branch' of
sport indugled in during ' the? spring
months. The situation in rowing is
perhaps typical and as outlined in
a , recent . issUe of a .university pub
lication gives an insight to conditions
prevailing at Cornell at this time.
The article, in part, is as follows:
"Rowing, flans have not yet crys
talized. Practice on the towing ma
chines in Hhe gymnasium will go for
ward, audi when the Inlet is clear of
ice in the1 spring. creWs will be
boated as ; usual. On, acpount pf the
early closing of the University, how
ever, it will be difficult for the man
agement to schedule dual races, eith
er on Lake Cayuga or elsewhere. It
is taken for granted that no attempt
will be made this year to revive the
Poughkeepsie regatta. , Obviously
Cornell could not participate in such
a regatta nest spring. John Collyer
active rowing coach, was in Ithaca
recently and while here he conferred
with Mr. Courtney and ' others on
the rowing situation, but no definite
conclusion was reached. Final deci
sion will not be made until late- in
the winter. .1 . . '
, "In general, athletic activities ex
cept in basketball and wrestlins: 4iave
been unusually .quiet;., sfijiie Thanks
giving, , the attention or" f3tfie under
graduates being 4 tujmed largely to
ward enlisting and the draft regula
tions. After tho holidays, , training
will be resumed and more interest
is looked for, and,a fairly large num
ber of participants." '
Frenzied Bidding For Art, .
Berlin. Jan. 12. Frenzied bidding
a recent are auctions here has promp
ted the Prussian ' chamber unanimous
rote to authcrize the Government to
enact a law prohibiting or ' impeding
the sale abroad of art objects or paint
ings of "bid masters. 'now owned in
Germany. ' &yt
'Fecired That Even Munitions
Plants Will BeForced to
teran1iAiiri istrtets s
Washington,KJan. 12. Even some
plahts making munitions and otner
warflhaterial may have to curtail fuel
consumption during the next 60 days,
Fuel .Administrator Garfield says in a
statement assuring the public tnat
every effort would be made to distri
bute the available supply of coal wher
most needed and that no partiality
would be shown any section. , v
. Part of the 38,000,000 tons shortage
of the past year has been made up,
Br. Garfield said but there still Is a
large deficiency and it will be felt
chiefly this month and next.
P. B. Noyes, of the fuel administra
tion left last night for New York ro
discuss the situation'there with local
officials and to take up with manufac-
j'turers of ?, the . less essential products
A J? ' y
tuo queetiuu oi iuuuuuuq in con
sumptiojpt. There can be no possible relief for
at least-60 days and within that time
the situation may grow much worse
than it is now, according to Dr. Garfield.
"Everyone must conserve and car-
tail the use of coal," be declarec.
"While, war plants and public utilitiea
must be favored among industries n
is likely that they, too, will feel the
.pinch. It-is distressing to be obliged
to witness' the hardships the people
are undergoing?,'Deman3s are flooding
tne fuel administration from muni
dipalitles but no locality can , be shown
preference and coali!! oe4custrnut-
ed equitably with" nf ifavof sifihgwii.
wnoiiy to railroad congestion
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