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POLK COUNTY NEWS, TRYON, N. C.
United States Marine
Borrows Plane and
Does Amazing Stunts
He Wings Five Foes, Captures Prisoner, Saves Wounded Man and
Gets Captaincy While Trying to Adjust Engine Trouble He
Sees Two Britons Attacked by Twelve Huns, He Dives
Into Melee and Shoots Down Four of Foe.
By FRAZIER HUNT.
In the Chicago Tribune.
American Naval Aviation Camp on
the French coast. Time was when the
United States marines were content
to be the soldiers of the land and sea.
Now they have added the air to their
provinces and the everlasting luck of
the marines holds goodi even in the
The other day. a fighting Yankee
flyer of the marine corps. First Lieut.
Edwin C. Chamberlain of Texas, went
visiting a British flying squadron on
On the first morning of his arrival
Lieutenant Chamberlain borrowed a
plane and shot down one German in
flames and forced another to descend
so a British flyer could get him.
On the next day he went as an es
cort for a party of French bombers
over the Marne. On the way back he
got into a fight, had engine trouble,
and one of his guns jammed. While
flvlnir tmr ha snw tvr nf his pnmrniles
"j'"e ,v- " " " " -
attacked by 12 Germans. He dove
into the mixup and shot down four
enemy planes. His engine stopped
again, but while gliding low he emp
tied his gun into German Infantrymen.
He was forced to land in No Man's
Land. Leaving his machine, he ran
unarmed Into a Hun patrol of three
men. Swinging his compass as If It
was a grencde, he captured one Ger
man. Then he picked up a wounded
colonel, forded a stream, and made his
.way back to the French line.
The Marine's Own Story.
He requested that his work be re
Land. Leaving his machine he ran
the British commander Insisted on a
full report, and now Lieutenant Cham
berlain is recommended for a cap
taincy. Here is his report :
"We then started home and were
attacked by a force thirty strong. A
dog fight followed. We lost three ma
chines and the Hun three. He with
drew. We were a bit scattered, but
"A few miles farther on the Hun
came at us in four formations of ten
each, this time outnumbering us nearly
two to one. We had an awful dog
fight, and lost two bombers and four
fighters. I got several bullets in my
plane, one of which partly disabled ray
engine and made it die every few min
utes and then run fine for a spell. One
gun also jammed.
"Two other fighters and myself and
one French bomber found ourselves
separated from the rest, and started
home together. I kept losing altitude
while trying to fix the gun. I only
had 100 shots left in the remaining
"About eight miles from our lines,
while flying Sn fair archie fire, and try
ing to get the jammed shell out of my
gun, all suddenly became quiet. I
knew this meant there were Hun
planes about. , Looking up. I saw
twelve Hun fighters a cljcus lot
circling about my companions, and
quite a way above was one coming
Engine Bad, Hunts Fight.
'Jdy fhgine was missing badly, and
had gone dead a' moment before, but I
went to meet him like I meant to
fight. I fired just to break the strain.
He suddenly pitched forward and dove
straight for the ground. Just then my
engine suddenly became very lively,
CHATEAU THIERRY PEOPLE GREET THEIR LIBERATORS
,.nfl" lh' .ne ' 'J6 flrst plctures to
and I started up to join the buzzard
dance above, where it was ten to two
against us. The eleventh German was
sitting high. He evidently was the
leader and was watching for some one
"My two companions were darling
this way and that, trying to force their
way out of the circle, but the Huns
were maneuvering so as to tighten the
circle. They didn't see me as I flew
Into the hazy sunlight just over their
"As two went for my companions
I went for them, nose down, with the
vertical engine full on. I got the first
one In thirty yards with twenty round
from my one working gun. He blew
up and went down burning.
Second Goes Down Burning.
"As I dodged to miss him the second
enemy turned square about in front of
me. and I got him with a burst of
twenty-five shots at twenty yards. He
spun about, with flames leaping over
the machines. The pilot jumped out.
"Then my engine commenced iniss
iug. I looked around and saw five
coming at me, including the leader. In
a mellow gray Albatross. I saw my
companions go after a Hun apiece, and
each got one. One went down burning
and a wing fell off the other one.
"Then my engine stopped full, and
the Hun: came after me in twos, and I
dove vertically for a second, pulled
Into a loop without power, and kicked
into a vertical side slip at the top.
"There directly under me was a
desperately moving Hun, but I had
him. He went down with a dropping
wing In a fantastical spin.
"Then I went after the four remain
ing Huns. The leader was first. He
pulled a powerful wing over at me,
but I got the Idea first. We met head
on. I fired the last thirty rounds
and was pilled up myself with bullets
going by like hall. I looked out and
there was the leader diving on his
back, hanging out of his n achlne,
evidently hit. The others rep rted
that he hung as if dead.
"I turned desperately, having no
more shots left. I saw my companions
attacking the three remaining Huns,
who were making off in wide circles.
The other two Huns had disappeared,
while French bombers crossed our
Score, 7 to 0.
"Three of us attacked by twelve shot
four down In flames, two completely
out of control and one engine out of
"Odds, twelve Huns; three allies.
"Score, seven -'Huns down; allies,
"After I had gone quite aay back
east my engine went bad and kept get
ting wo-se. The other two, like typi
cal British soldiers, stayed with me
until near our lines, when the engine
died. I was getting all the archie
and machine gun fire from the newly
established enemy lines. My compan
ions could not assist me.
"I saw couldn't make our lines In
the deep woods, so I dove onto the
Hun troops, coming behind their lines.
Having fixed my other gun after the
fight, I scattered them with a hail of
bullets. I then landed on a, sloping de
pression near the wood, an eighth of a
mile beyond the enemy outposts.
"I was in a wheat field about 100
yards from some trees, which were
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reach this country of the battle of Chateau Thierry are shown om. mi,.hi
swept by enemy machine guns. The
enemy outposts could see only the top
wings of my machine, but began to
shell It. So I-tore out the round Iron
compas-s and .the maps and tried to
burn the machine, but only fired the
"The shells were coming close, so I
crawled toward the woods. As pcaine
to a small water-filled dltcik, I almost
lost heart. " ' -'-
Helped by Enemy Pire.
"On the Other side were three Huns
crawling towards me. I was un
armed, but remembered that the com
pass looked like a grenade. I hauled
back as If to throw It. Two Germans
jumped and ran, nne falling, hit by
fire from his own lines, and the second
being killed. The third cried 'kamerad'
and threw down his rifle. I got that
rifle, took his pistol, and ordered him
to crawl ahead.
"He looked startled when he heard
English, and answered In good Eng
lish. He begged me not to kill Mm,
as he was a married man.
"I told him to shut up and crawl on.
If he did not try to run he would not
be harmed. We reached the wood,
thick with brambles and swept by ma
chine guns and Shells. In the middle
of the wood was a stream five feet
wide and four feet deep. I heard a
whispered groan In French, so I
crawled along a few yards and found
a wounded colonel, who had been hit
In the leg and neck.
Cares for Wounded Man.
"The German prisoner followed me
without a word. He started to give the
man a drink from his canteen, but I
took the canteen, washed It, gave the
colonel a drink, washed his wounds so
I could move him, and then picked
him up. I ordered the German to
make his way with his hands up. The
Hun drew no fire. Then I went in.
Snipers took three shots at us, but they
only splashed about. The brush was
very thick on the other bank of the
stream and I had to drag the wounded
colonel through the Hun-shelled
"We were suddenly fired on and
challenged In French. I replied in
bad French, 'Officer mllltare Amerl
calne aux blesse colonel,' 'Aviator
American,' and added about all the
French I knew. A whole string of
French came in reply.
"The German said, 'They say "rawl
Into the opn with hands up.' I did.
Then two men and a French officer
came. They bristled at the German,
but I pointed to my gun and the wound
ed colonel, who talked fast, whereupon
the Frenchman threw his arms about
me and talked a lot. We crawled to
the outpost. I helped the wounded
colonel to the dressing station, which
was being shelled. The Hun acted as
my assistant and Interpreter. Speak
ing French, he was able to give valua
ble Information, and I took hlra to the
"When questioned I pretended I did
not know what was wanted and
wouldn't give my name. After a time
the French commander got this Infor
mation by telephone from the British
Not a Slacker There.
Sheboygan, Wis. A raid on summer
hotels and dance halls at Crystal and
ElkhTfrt lakes conducted by members
of the defense council and similar or
ganizations failed to round up any
slackers, as every young man accosted
by the officers produced a registration
TEACH WOMEN HOW TO
FIGHT HUN PROPAGANDA
Seattle, Wash. Seattle wom
en are learning how to combat
German propaganda. At the
University of Washington, an
institute under the direction of
Miss Hunley Coldwell, dean of
women, is in session giving a
large class of women accurate
information of the government's
war program. i
IMPROVED UNIFORM INTERNATIONAL
(By Rev. P. B. FITZWATER, D. D.,
Teacher of English Bible in the Moody
Bible Institute of Chicago.)
(Copyright, 1918, by Western Newspaper Union.)
LESSON FOR SEPTEMBER 22
FRUITS OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.
LESSON T13XTS Matthew 25:14-30 ; 6:1
12. GOLDEN TEXT All things are yours;
. . . and ye are Christ's, and Christ is
God's. I Corinthians 3:21-25.
DEVOTIONAL READING Galatians 6:
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL FOR
TEACHERS Psalms 17:15: Isaiah 51:11;
Acts 16:25; Romans 2:10; 5:1-2.
I. The Parable of the Talents.
This parable, like that of the Ten
Virgins, Is associated with the second
coming of Christ. In both Instances
there Is evident an unpreparedness on
the part of the people. In the first
case there Is failure of the Inward life;
In the second, there Is failure to use
the gifts which have been entrusted to
them. The first was failure to watch ;
the second was failure to work. By
talents is meant, the gifts which God
has entrusted to his servants. It may
be natural endowments, special endue
ments of the Spirit, or it may be the
gospel of Jesus Christ. With "refer
ence to thse talents note:
1. Their distribution (w. 14, 15).
(1) A sovereign one. The servants
belong to the Lord as well as the
money. (2) An Intelligent one. The
distribution was made on the basis of
the ability of each servant. The rea
son one man received one talent was
because the Lord knew that he would
be Incapable of using two or five. (3)
A purposeful one. The talents were
given to be traded with. They were
not given for the servant's own use,
but stock-in-trade for the enrichment
of the master.
2. Employment of the talents (w.
In this employment all the servants
recognized that the talents did not be
long to them. The two-talented man
and the five-talented man put their
talents to use, which resulted In a
large Increase. It Is always true that
the right use of talents increases them.
The one-talented man hid his In the
earth. The unmistakable sign of the
one-talented man Is that he Is hiding
his talent. The two-talented and five
talented men are always busy.
3. The accounting for the talents
(1) Its certainty. There Is a day
coming when the Lord's servants shall
give an account to hlra for the use they
have made of their talents. (2) The
time of. This Is at the coming of the
Lord. Those who are using their tal
ents will rejoice when the Lord comes
that they may present unto him their
talents with increase. But the one
talented man will have fear and dread
against that day. (3) The Judgments
announced. To the faithful there was
reward. This reward consisted of
praise : "Well done ;" promotion : "ruler
over many things" and entrance "upon
the joy of the Lord." For the faithless
one there was awful punishment which
consisted of reproach "slothful ;" be
ing stripped and cast Into outer dark
ness. II. Characteristics of the Subjects
of the Kingdom (Matt. 5:1-12).
These beatitudes are connected with
each other with the strictest order of
logical sequence. They set forth the
characteristics of those who are sub
jects of the kingdom. They fall into
three groups : four In the first, three In
the second, and two in the third.
1. Poverty of spirit (v. 3). To be
poor in spirit does not mean to be
without money, but to come to the
end of self, to be in a state of abso
lute spiritual beggary having no pow
er to alter his condition or make him
2. A profound grief because of this
spiritual bankruptcy (v. 4). The
mourning here is not because of ex
ternal cares, but a keen consciousness
of guilt before a holy God.
3. A humble submission to God's will
and obedience to his commands with
out asking the reason why (v. 5). This
is the outgrowth of mourning for spir
4. An intense longing to conform to
the laws of the kingdom (v. 6). Hav
ing received the righteousness of
Christ as a free gift, every desire of
his soul Is to be filled with righteous
ness. 5. Merciful (v. 7). At this stage the
subjects of the kingdom take on the
character of the King. Christ was
merciful; his followers will be like
wise. 6. Purity of heart (v. 8). This heart
purity begins by having our hearts
sprinkled from an evil conscience with
the blood of Christ, and is maintained
by living in fellowship with him. Those
who have pure hearts can see God ev
erywhere. 7. Peacemakers (v. 9). Those who
have been reconciled to God by Christ
not only live in peace, but diffuse peace.
8. Suffering for Christ's sake (v. 10).
The world hated Christ and crucified
him. Those who live for him shall
suffer persecution (II Timothy 3:12).
9. Suffer reproach (v. 11). It means
suffering under false charges. In such
case we shall glory in it because It
brings great reward in heaven.
..Quote the Bible.
Scholars may quote Plato In their
studies, but the hearts of millions will
quote the Bible at their dally toll, and
draw strength from its Inspiration as
the meadows draw it from the brook.
In the Issue of the Central Division
bulletin of the American Red Cross of
August 28 the following article ap
Women of Cheerful Disposition for
Hospital Hut Service Abroad.
Several hundred American women,
whose dispositions are of the cheerful
variety, are wanted for work f in the
Ited Cross hospital huts In France.
The "cheerful disposition" proposition
is an essential requisite, for the reason
that their duty will be to spread cheer
among the boys who are convalescing
after wounds received on the battle
field or from attacks of Illness.
The bureau of personnel of . the
American Ited Cross already has en
rolled 150 of tliese workers, while 443
is the number estimated as necessary
to be supplied before the first of Jan
uary. 1919. The Red Cross commis
sioner to France, in a cablegram call
ing for these hospital hut workers,
specifying some of the qualifications
required, suggested that the women
chosen should be those who are keen
on entertainment. Lots of music, read
ing aloud, and all that sort of thing
help to make the recovery of wounded
and sick soldier boys much quicker
than otherwise would be the case.
Everything that keeps up spirits and
turns thoughts In a channel that pre
vents one of the bitterest of all ail
mentshomesickness Is a godsend.
The American Red Cross Intends
that there shall be no lack of enter
tainment and good cheer "over there,"
and it Is particularly desired therefore
that the call for hospital hut workers
be compiled with according to sched
ule. Those who volunteer for this
service will be expected to remain
abroad for at least a year.
It is desirable that applicants be
able to pay their own expenses, but In
cases of exceptional qualifications the
Red Cross will pay living expenses In
France. Transportation to and from
France will be furnished by the Red
There should be no mistaken notion
that this hospital hut service Is easy
One-Piece Pajamas of Wash S
Many women have become addicted
to the pajaraa habit, ad pajamas are
beginning to crowd nightdresses in
the good graces of the up-to-date young
woman. Already manufacturers are
turning out a variety of them In cot
ton and in silk fabrics. They are
made in two pieces with more or less
fancy coats and jackets and In the
plain original model borrowed from
the masculine garment. But the tend
ency Is away from the severe type to
the more feminine and frivolous styles.
In the picture a one-piece model of
flesh-colored wash satin is shown. It
appeared at the Style Show recently
held at Chicago, and its lure caused
many a good dollar to pass from buy
ers of apparel to the manufacturer of
this particular garment. These buyers
know its lure will coax more dollars
out of the purses of dainty and luxury
Wash satin lingerie seems an ex
travagance, but in the long run it can
not be considered so. The satin
proves to be wry durable and the na
ture of this material precludes the use
of a lot of fragile but useless trim
mings. Hemstitching, fine tucks,
French knots, and durable lace edg
ings prove the best choice for trim
ming satin lingerie, and they last as
long m the things they decorate.
The pajamas pictured are cut with
a kimono body joined to very full pan
taloons held by a flat elastic band to
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Interest in Plaids.
Perhnns it iw u... ,
of the Scotch kilties, who
peared at various times jn ah
can cities to remind us ,hal
men of Bruce and Walla.v ar, anr?
our allies, that we have rnu-J1
interest in plaids. perhups it J
because bright colors are in vojl
a counteractive against the
of war, or perhaps it is just time that
plaids returned to vogiie-thej do
periodically, do they not? At any ratt
some of the most interesting of
new separate skirts are made from
Scotch plaid and some of these sm
are made in pleated designs to carry
out the idea of the highlamler.
It would be impossible to create a
more artistic garment for summer
wear than the smock. Young girls end
slender women find it exceptionally
becoming. The loose and straiirhr tor
pliable lines of the smock conceal ami
even beautify defects, simulating i
pleasant roundness of figure. The ma
terials used for them range from cal
ico to georgette crepe. One very prac
tical smock Is very much like a large
allover apron, for it buttons on toe
shoulders. Is very long and show
huge pockets capable of holding any
necessary articles, from knitting to
the figure at the waistliiu
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is run in a casing seueu iu "-
of the garment. There ia a
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stantial lace, which also ftni" ,es .
short sleeves. At the ankle the i
taloons are gathered in
hv an ein"-
band, and a frill of lace m
me root, ior no ifwu - j,
lovelv. It accomplishes Its eunii
Braid Much Used.
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tfraia is going iu i.r ,jlDe
this autumn. There Is a real
reason for this, as braul is o
that covereth a multltud ot n
makes ouick work of giving f
and neat finish to all sorU ' is
frocks, coats and suits. ' ne
kind of double, folded braid u o(
easily be applied to the e-hea
sleeves, tunics or skirts. PlUU 0f
a complete finish with the iuini
work. The home dressmalw
well to make use of tni ).
for braid. Of course, braid u
wavs used as a labor-annP
for In many of the new anJf br8id
suits a very elaborate s.vsteI" mor
trlmmlDg is carried out, 011 b,ned
than one sort of braid beiotJ
In one design.