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During World War One the Mansfield Advertiser, under the editorship of Edwin Coles, published many articles and pictures of its local soldiers. Along the way Mr. Coles saved many of the cuts (copper photo plates) wrapped in the newspapers in which they were published. They were tucked under a counter and forgotten for decades. Chester and Mary Bailey bought the newspaper from Edwin Coles and ran it for many years. Eventually they sold it to the Wellsboro Gazette in the 1980s. In closing up shop and moving out, the cuts and newspapers were discovered. The cuts, now badly corroded and unusable, were turned in for scrap credit. Chester started a scrapbook from the wrapping paper newspaper articles about the World War One soldiers of the Mansfield (Northeastern Tioga County) area. He has added other articles and obituaries to the scrapbook which in its present state has reached 65 pages. We are very fortunate to be allowed to scan these articles and photos for presentation on the site in our special World War One feature. As with all scrapbooks, some of the articles appear with the publication date and some do not. Where we can  determine a date, we will include it. If it is not dated, we do  NOT have the date and it will not help to ask us for it. We are presenting them in the order in which they appear in the scarpbook, page by page. These are not presented in the scrapbook in date order. Some of the articles are truncated and incomplete. These will be presented here as well as on the main World War One Page and the appropriate township pages as they come in from our typing volunteers.  Typing volunteers include Janet Loftus, Jan Rieke, Mary Lou Mogenhan, Sue Spalding, Elinor Adsell, Cyndie RM, Bobbi Palmer.
1 Letter from Gordon Bailey
Arthur Dalaba Saved by Mirror
Richard K. Hayes
Rayburn F. Smith
Major Joseph Swan, of Camp Wheeler, Ga., has been spending a furlough with Mrs. Swan at the Wren’s Nest.
Emerson Lent and Alfred Cleveland, of Camp Lee, are home on a furlough.
Private William H. Emmick, of  Morris, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Emmick, has been severely wounded in action, according to advices received by his parents.
Corporal Walter Gardner returned to camp last week after a short furlough spent with his mother, Mrs. Jennie Gardner.
Harry B. Kelley, of Headquarters Co., 7th Division Motor Supply Train, son of Mrs. Warren Kelley, has arrived safely overseas.
Vernon Tuttle, of Floral Park, N. J., son-in-law of R. D. Bryant, has been called to service.  He was sent to Syracuse for a course as auto mechanic.
2 Harold Strait to Russia
Receives Commission - Walter S. Haight, son of Justice O.T. Haight, has finished a course in the Officers’ Training Camp at Plattsburg and has received a commission of lieutenant.  He has been assigned to work in the Personnel Corps in Lebanon College, Annville, Pa., his duties to begin at once.  Mr. Haight is a graduate of the Mansfield Normal School, and has been principal for the grammar school in Johnstown, Pa., for several years.
A WAR MAP - In one of Vosburg’s show windows is a map which has been attracting no little attention.  It is a map of the present battleground of the Allies and Germany, and the battle lines are marked out with white and black headed pins, showing at a glance just where the lines are.  Then to aid in placing the different army units, a tiny flag of the country holding any particular sector of the line, marks what country is represented there.  The Star and Stripes stand out boldly, and an inscription tells you to watch the line move.  It required no little ingenuity and a mighty lot of patience to arrange the map and Mr. Vosburgs should be highly commended for his act as it makes a place to get information and get it quickly.
Walter Gardner with photo (Not typed yet)
Caspar Gillette with photo (Not typed yet)
Limited Service Men  (Not typed yet)
War Savings Stamps (Not typed Yet)
Lt. Kutz (Not typed yet)
? Captain John H. Doane, who is stationed at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., has been passing several days with his mother, Mrs. J.C. Doane, and sister, Miss Alice Doane.  He will return to his duties Friday.
Robert Crossley writes that among some German prisoners recently captured by himself and associates were a lot of old men and one of them has a wooden leg.
Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Olney, of Covington, have received word from their son, Harold, that his ship has put in at Hoboken and is in dry dock and that he will have a four-days furlough and is coming home.  All this is good news to Mr. and Mrs. Olney, as well as to Harold’s numerous friends in this section.
Stephen Beach Commissioned
Leo Bailey Promoted
S.A.T.C. take Oath Oct. 1918
3 S.A.T.C.  Formed at Normal School
Orson Wilcox Killed by Thugs in France
Sergeant Wey Olver A former Mansfield boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Olver, now, overseas with the 316th Reg. Inf.
The North Elk Run correspondent to the Covington says: “Hiram Nickerson and Harland Pratt, two bright and reliable young men from our community, have been called to the colors. They left for the training camp last Thursday. They are both strong, husky lads, and in a hand-to-hand encounter could down the German emperor himself.”
Private Charles W. Ross has arrived safely overseas.
Wayne R. Cleveland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Cleveland, is now located at Camp John Wise, San Antonio, Texas, in the recruiting division.
Ray Mudge, the sailor who visited his cousins, Mrs. S. D. Shaw and Mrs. J. D. Catlin, last summer, was a sailor on the Mt. Vernon, which was torpedoed recently. All were saved except less than thirty, who were caught in the engine room.
4 We find the names of the following Tioga county boys in the casualty lists of a few days back:  Jesse L. Stine, Blossburg, missing; William Emmick, Morris wounded;  Frank Minalga, Westfield, wounded; Stanley Garezynski, Morris Run, wounded;  Leroy Clow, Westfield, wounded;  Eldridge King, Westfield, killed; Lisle Lowrey, Sabinsville, wounded and gassed;  Russell Gee, Westfield, gassed; Merritt H. More, Westfield, wounded.
Gasless Day in Mansfield
Over the top, again for Mansfield and vicinity, this time in the sale of War Savings Stamps.  The Advertiser commends the people of Mansfield and vicinity for taking their quota of W. S. S., and we feel that the commendation is well deserved, because this was the hardest job of the war.
J.W.A. Brown
We hear that Lieutenant Stephen Beach, 1913, of California, and Harry Taylor, 1915, of Minnesota, are again in our burg, and we hope these devoted alumni of our school will soon pay us a visit.  The High School gladly welcome the return of our soldier lads.  (H.S. Notes – 1919)
Charles A. Jupenlaz, who has been in the U.S. Radio Service, in the 298 Aero Squadron, Pittsburgh, was honorably discharged last week.  He came home for a short visit to his parents and then went on to Cleveland, Ohio, to resume his old position as assistant manager of the Kinney Shoe Store.
Lieutenant and Mrs. Carl F. Webster have been spending a few days with Lieutenant Webster’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Webster, of Rutland.  Lieutenant Webster has just graduated from the Central Officers’ Training School at Camp Gordon, Ga., and has received a commission as second lieutenant.  He was a student at the M. S. N. S. and has many friends in Mansfield and vicinity.  He has left to take up his duties at Camp Jackson, South Carolina, where Mrs. Webster will join him in a few weeks.  Lieutenant Webster has two brothers in Uncle Sam’s service, Sergeant William J. Webster, who is in France, and Lieutenant Myron C. Webster, of Camp Lee, Virginia.
5 Mrs. Robert R. Palmer spent the weekend with her husband (Alda Grace Burton).
Harry A. Taylor is assisting in the hardware of W. S. Farrer.
W. H. Lamphear, of Binghamton, N.Y., is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Bentley.  Mr. Lamphear is a veteran of the Civil War and formerly resided in Mansfield.
Captain John H. Doane
Shorty McConnell
Glen I. Smith
Wayne Cleveland came home from Camp John Wise, Texas, Tuesday.
Lieut. Edward C. Russell was home from Washington the last of last week, being called here by the death of his grandmother, Mrs. Miller.
Coach Ronald Kichline and “Scoop” Hiscox arrived in the boro the other day from the army camp and are now at the Normal School.
6 Anson J. Smith, who is in service overseas, was recently promoted to the rank of corporal.
Frank M. Whittaker, of Canoe Camp, has been appointed Mercantile appraiser for Tioga county
Fred Spencer returned to Norfolk Saturday after spending a short furlough with his mother here.
Lieutenant and Mrs. D. H. Evans, of Camp Dix, N.J., spent a few days last week with Dr. and Mrs. A. W. Edstrom.
Harry Bogardus Back at Canteen Again.
Private Richards and Andrew Earl Cook
Donald V. Hoard
7 Walter Leach Letter
Who's Returned - Who's Overseas
Last Wednesday morning Alfred Cleveland answered the call of his country and went to Wellsboro, where he departed for Fort Schiven, Georgia.  We all felt sad to see him go, but are proud to say that Alfred is no slacker, and will do well any work that Uncle Sam has for him to do.
Elmer Conklin and Richard Hayes, of Camp Meade, MD., arrived here late Saturday night to spend three days’ furlough with Friends.  Sunday Mr. Conklin went to Newfield, N. Y., to visit his parents.  The boys expect to go overseas in a few weeks.
8 Victor Bartlett Back in States
A Printer's Devil That is Sprouting Wings
Will Bloom and Benj. Hayes were in Wellsboro Tuesday to take Elmer Conklin and Richard Hakes over where they took the train for Camp.  These boys have our best wishes.
9 More Tioga Men Go To Camp
Arthur Brion Killed In Action
10 Edward F. Bolt Returns from France
Mrs. Burr A. Dewey, who has been teaching near Towanda, is visiting her parents, Mr. And Mrs. F. H. Pratt.  Mr. Dewey, who has been at Camp Lee training for several months, had gone to New York, with the expectation of soon sailing for France, but was found physically disqualified for foreign service and had to return
Michael Gazella, or “Gazook,”, as he is familiarly knows, pitched and won, of course, his last game of baseball in Mansfield Saturday, pitched another in another town on Sunday, and on Monday went to a camp for training for a soldier for Uncle Sam.  We say he pitched his last game for Mansfield, but we hope it is not, as Gazook will always be welcome in these parts, where he made many friends.  He is a splendid athlete, and thoroughly game from head to toe.
Richard Hayes was home from Camp Mead visiting his parents and friends over Christmas.
? Lieut J. Bryce Cogswell stopped off on his way home from Fort Sill, Okla., where he had been on duty, to visit his mother, Mrs. E. O. Cogswell, and his sister, Mrs. Herbert Grand.   He has gone back to Camp Meade.
Ross Bailey - U. S. Marine
Lt. Stephen Beach Experience in Service
Harry Taylor was home from his school at Hackettstown, N. J., where her taught a successful year , and later left for Washington, where he has enlisted as a mechanic in the Aviation Corps.
Friday we were happy in receiving a call from our good friend Harry Taylor, class of 1915.   Harry is one of our splendid alumni, out doing things in life.  He has had a most successful year at Hackettstown, N. J., where he has been teaching mechanical drawing and manual training.   He also had charge of the singing, and reports having a fine time instruction a boys’ and girls’ chorus, and putting on a big minstrel show.   But then, he wouldn’t be the Harry we know, and who was always so popular in high school, unless he could do more than he was paid for.  That is the keynote of real success; to exceed the speed limit of what one is hired to do, for that proves real true interest in one’s work.  Harry left his school before the close of the term to enlist under Uncle Sam’s banners.  He has gone to Washington to try to get in as a mechanical worker in the aviation corps, and says that they cannot send him across too soon to suit him.  Here’s success to your, Harry. 
11 Lee Clark Appreciates Christmas Gift
Hiram E. Benson
Howard B. Connelly
Leigh Allen Tells of Peace Celebration
12 Aug 28, 1918 - 71 More Men Called
Howard R. Hanyen
` Maurice G. Schucker
Friends of D. Harry Fralic will be pleased to learn he has been promoted to the rank of captain. --Harry B. Fralic, well known in this vicinity where he was born and went to school until he began to study medicine, and who has been in the army for some time, has been promoted from First Lieutenant to Captain.  This comes as a recognition of Harry’s ability and services on the medical staff of the army.  He is with Co. B, 504th Regiment, and has been doing field work altogether.  He is a brother of Willard and Dan Fralic, of Lambs Creek
Prof. Van Norman has received a postal card from Charles W. Ross, mailed in Tours, France, in which he says his company is on its way with motor trucks from Nantes, France, to Coblenz, Germany
Judging by the way the boys are coming home, the powers that be believe in the old Bible saying that the last shall be first and the first shall be last.
Who's Returned - Who's Still Over
13 Orson Wilcox Awarded Distinguished Cross
Colie L.  Jenkins
Leo J. Bailey
Howard Connelly - Additonal articles
14 Oley Johns Died in Scotland
Elwin F. Howard
IN a letter to his father, Harry B. Taylor, Harry A. Taylor very graphically describes his first trip up in an aeroplane.  He is connected with the aero-mechanic school at St. Paul, Minn., and last Friday he secured permission from a Lieutenant who was about to make an ascent to accompany him.  They went up about 1,200 feet and then circled around the aviation field, after which they went up to 3,000 feet, and the sensations which Harry, Jr., experienced were something wonderful.  We hope to secure a part of the letter to his father in order to let his friends here read for themselves of the things which our boys are experiencing.
Painting Mansfield’s Honor Roll
Space on Allen Block Being Prepared To List Mansfield Boys in Service of Uncle Sam.
 The wall on the Wellsboro side of the Allen Block is being prepared for making a permanent record of the Mansfield boys who are in the service of Uncle Sam.  There will be a white background with appropriate border and decorations, and space within to paint the names of all our boys in the service.
 It will be necessary for all Mansfield people to help the committee, of which J A. Elliott, is in charge in every way to get the names of all the boys in the service, and to get their correct addresses.  Also, we would like to know the opinion of the people to just who are the Mansfield boys in the services.   What shall entitle them to a place on the honor roll?  Residence in Mansfield at the time of enlistment? Or their residence here most of their lives, even though they might have been living elsewhere at the time of their enlistment?  Or, in the case of boys born here, whose mothers or wives are living here now, do they still belong to Mansfield?  There are many Mansfield boys, who have not lived here for some time but who still claim Mansfield as their home.  The Advertiser would appreciate letter from its readers on the subject.
W. S. S.
15 Stephen Beach
Two Airplanes Visited Mansfield Last Friday (on hold for picture)
Raymond C. Bailey
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Olney have received a letter from their son, Harold, saying that the U. S. Baltimore on which he is now stationed, had been ordered to Costa Rica to relieve the Denver.  At the time Harold wrote the letter he was at Panama City on the way to the western coast, but the order changed their plans.  While he was at Panama City he was with a party that visited the old city of Panama which was destroyed by pirates in 1500.  Harold is now first class electrician, having recently received an advance, and expects to soon be promoted to chief electrician.
Letter From Elwin Howard
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20 -Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Seymour have received word that their son, George W. Seymour, reached Camp Lee, Va., from France on the S. S. Mercury on December 20, after a rough and stormy voyage of 13 days. He expects to receive his discharge in a week or two and be home. (1918)
Who is Overseas
The health board held a meeting the other night and decided that the danger of flu epidemic was over and so will lift the quarantine tomorrow, and schools will commence again, along with all the rest of the things upon which the ban has been placed. -----W. S. S.----   (1919)
21 Robert Anderson - Dead of Pneumonia
Raymond Williams, a former clerk in Coles Pharmacy, spent Christmas with friends in Mansfield. He had been honorably discharged from the army after 16 months service and is now located in Philadelphia.
Llewellyn Bailey has been home from Camp Meade, Md., to visit his father, Ward Bailey. Llewellyn has been promoted to corporal.
Alfred Cleveland, of Camp Jackson, visited friends in this neighborhood a couple of days last week.
When you read some good news of the boys over, good buy W. S. S.
The registration under the new manpower draft last Thursday brought forth over 4,000 who stepped up and put down their names, from whom Uncle Sam will select the men for the big army which will soon be raised. In Mansfield 123 registered, but this was added to by several who registered out of town. Several non-residents registered here, among them being seven of the men with the InterState Commerce Commission who had been here for some time taking an inventory of the Erie Railroad. These men were from the state of Kentucky, Mississippi and Georgia, and were connected with the Chattanooga Headquarters.
Lewis V. Seeley (Louis)
Lieut. Lee Straughn, of Camp Jackson, South Carolina, has been spending a few days with his brother,  Dr. W. R. Straughn, and his sister, Miss Blanche Straughn, at the Normal. Lieut Straughn is now in the aviation service of the U. S. Army.
C. Morris Thompson has received notice from the War Department to report at Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky for training at the officers’ Central Feld Artillery Training School. He will report about October fifteenth.
Roy Thomas Killed
22 Sue S
23 Sue S
24 Colie Jenkins Wounded
Letter from Ross Bailey to editor Edwin Coles
Letter from Rev. Dawson to editor Edwin Coles
25 Andrew Earl Cook
Ernest McConnell
Claude H. Whittaker
Clyde Bailey, of the United States Marine Corps. Now stationed at Camp Paoli, Pa., arrived home with ten young carrier pigeons from the camp distance flight. Messages were written on cigarette papers and attached to the pigeons. They were released near his home, Bacon street, and immediately struck off in a southeasterly direction toward Philadelphia. The four realeased last week by Edward Crosetto made the trip in exactly five hours and twenty-three minutes. Private Bailey said that eighteen were sent from Washington at the same time. Clyde Bailey enlisted in the marines some time ago. Wellsboro correspondent to Elmira Telegram.
26 Wayne R. Cleveland
Walter F. Gardner
Ray W. Miller
Left Arm Gone and With Body and Face Scarred by Shrapnel, One of the Famous “Whistling Company I” Returns.
Few pedestrians or busy Christmas shoppers on Wall street Saturday night noticed that ruddy looking war hero, clad in khaki and wearing the overseas hat and shoes of the fighting infantry of Uncle Sam’s army.  Few noticed the empty coat sleeve and scarred, but smiling face, representing hard fought battles for victory on the shelled battlefields of blood-stained Europe.  The young man was not looking for admirers or curiosity seekers, but just acquainting himself with the scenes of “old times” after a year and one-half of sacrifice for “those he left behind him.”  Fortunately a former friend of his, a Freeman representative, saw him and after some persuasion drew from him some of his experiences that have placed twenty-two life long scars on his body and has taken from him his left arm just below the elbow.
27 Letter from Colie Jenkins
Letter from Harry Kelley
Leo. J. Bailey
Wade W. Judge
28 Letter from Andrew Earl Cook
J. Bryce Cogswsell
29 Letter From Joseph Cook
Gerald Neil Austin - Dead in France
Lewis McConnell
30 Soldiers Letters  - Leo J. Bailey
Andrew Earl Cook Letter to Ward Austin
James Willison to the Vosburgs
31 J. O. Wright Bailey & Henry C. Bailey
32 Lee G. and Jesse L. Austin
John F. Cox, of Newton road, who enlisted at Elmira the first of August, is now located at the Walter Reed General Hospital, Tacoma Park, Washington, D. C.
Kimball G. Marvin, of Blossburg, who is engaged in active service in France, in writing an interesting letter to his parents, Mr. And Mrs. O. L. Marvin, which was received recently, mentions an unlooked-for and welcome coincidence.  He states that when he awoke one morning after the shifting of the troops, in looking around he discovered lying very close by him Private Frank B. Roberts, as neighboring boy from Blossburg.  As the boys had not been near each other for over a year the meeting was as pleasant as it was unexpected.
Mansfield Soldier Died In Base Hospital Monday
Son of Mr. And Mrs. J. A. Cox Passes Away in Washington, of Pneumonia Following Attach of Influenze

 Died on Monday, September 30, 1918, at 12:00 noon, at Walter Reid Hospital, Washington, D. C., John F. Cox, a soldier.
 In those four lines is told the story of a young lad’s sacrifice for his country.  In mid-summer, in the month of August, a father and mother gave their eldest son to the service of their country and on Monday, September 30, at the hour of noon he gave his life, the victim of an insidious disease which took out from this world one of the best boys that ever breathed the breath of life.  John Cox was nineteen years of age last March.  He was born in Newcastle, Lawrence county, Pa.. the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cox.  He came with his parents to this boro about five years ago, when his parents purchased a farm on the outskirts of town, and immediately entered Mansfield-Richmond High school, where he was a general favorite, being an all-around good fellow, a fine musician, and an excellent student: one of the best debaters in the school.  He graduated with the class of 1917, and then entered the Normal School, where he became prominent in the work of the Y. M. C. A., being president of the organization at the end of the school year, and holding the presidency over until this year.  He was also a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.
 He enlisted in August, and became a member of the hospital Corps and was training to be an assistant to the military doctors.  While engaged in his duties he contracted influenza, which was followed by pneumonia, resulting in his death at Walter Reid Hospital, Tacoma Park, Washington, on Monday.   His body will be brought to this boro tomorrow under military escort and the funeral will be held from the Methodist Episcopal church Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock.
 He is survived by his father and mother, two brothers, Frank and Gilbert, and one sister, Genevieve.
 The heartfelt sympathy of their many friends goes out to this family in this sad hour of bereavement.
W. S. S.

Ellis W. Plank
33 Service Flag Dedicated
Lincoln’s Birthday Occasion for Dedication of Mansfield State Normal Service Flag—More Than One Hundred Stars in Flag.

 Never in the existence of Mansfield State Normal has a program been carried through of such import and impressiveness as was the dedication program of the Service Flag at Alumni Hall Tuesday—Lincoln’s birthday.
 The spirit of veneration and affection in which the people hold the memory of Lincoln intensified this dedicatory service.  Lincoln was at the helm during our great struggle for the existence of these United States, and the boys who are represented by stars on the Service Flag are in the service to extenuate the ideals Lincoln propounded.  What day in the year could have been more appropriate for dedicating the Service Flag than Lincoln’s birthday?
 “Laddie” and “To Arms Ye Brave”, composed by Dr. Will George Butler, were especially good.
 The program follows:
Selection by the Orchestra: “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”
Salute to the Flag—Model School.
Music: “Laddie” (Words and music by Dr. Will George Butler)—Ruth Hughes.
Reading: “Your Lad and My Lad”—Harry McInroy.
Music: “Caliph of Badad”—Orchestra
Reading: “Columbus;” “America for me”—Miss Nygren.
Music: “To Arms Ye Brave” (Words and music by Dr. Will George Butler)—Boys Glee Club.
Roll of Honor—David Davis
Dedidication—Dr. Straughn.
Star Spangled Banner.

Letters From France - Kenneth Odell
Mansfield friends will be glad to learn of the promotion to Major of Dr. Joseph Swan.  His nephew, Captain John B. Thompson, has also recently been promoted to Major.
Charles D. Ayres, who had been critically ill of pneumonia at Camp Meade is improving.
34 Gerald Neil Austin - Killed in Action
Faye Slingerland
D. Stuart Bailey, of the Hospital Corps, underwent an operation for appendicitis recently at the Brooklyn hospital.  He expected to be sent home soo for a ten-day furlough.
200 Men Examined
Second Bunch of Call One Men Called Last Week
The following Tioga county registered men of calls one, who were examined last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by the local board, were accepted:
Jake D. Trimmer, Westfield.
Fred H. Bryant, Blossburg.
Lee M. Schoonover, Wellsboro.
Bert Samuel Tuttle, Knoxville.
Francis E. Lent Mansfield.
Harry L. Seeley, Westfield.
Howard N. Buck, formerly of Mansfield, and a brother of Leon Buck, has enlisted and is stationed at Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga.
Casper Gillette left today for Ft. Slocum.  He went to Corning Tuesday, passed the examination, returned to Mansfield today on the noon train and left on the two o’clock to join the infantry.
Harold Olney says that he has seen in one town in France the German prisoners marching through the town, four abreast, in a steady stream for six hours at a time.  And the Allied soldiers marching to the front through that same town have made an even greater showing.   Hear him talk about it in the public square Thursday night.
35 Ernest Dorsett
Percy Earley
36 J. F. Sigsbee
Ray Allen
37 Walter Forrest
William C. Bunn
Ross E. Bryan
Stuart Bailey
Edwin Ross Curtis
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42 (Cyndie RM)
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44 (Elinor A)
45 (Elinor A)
July 27, 1927 handwritten on article
  40 and 8, Voiture No. 32 for Tioga County will be reorganized this Saturday evening, July 30th, in the Legion Rooms, Mansfield, and officers installed. Major Edwin E. Hollenbeck, Grand Chef De Gare of the State of Pennsylvania, and also the presiding officers of the National Organization, will be present to perfect re-organization and install the officers.
  This will be positively the last chance for Legionaires to become charter members of the 40 and 8. (The Playground of the Legion.) and any Legion members unable to be present at that time kindly hand your name to either Harold Strait, Leo J. Bailey, Fred Burnham or A.J. Dietsche before Saturday evening, so that you may become a charter member. Let's turn out and give Mayor Hollenbeck a royal welcome, as he is coming here all the way from Philadelphia, and will remain here Saturday evening, having engaged accommodations at the Smith Hotel for he and his party.
  There will also be election at this time of delegates and alternates to the promanade at York, August 4, 5, 6 and the Grand Promenade at Paris.
  General Pershing thought well enough of this organization to join, as you will note from the article below from the New York Daily News. Why not get aboard and be a  participant of the famous "Wrecks" put on by the 40 and 8. "La Societe Nationale des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevoux, the play order of the American Legion, has a new member. He is Gen. John Pershing, initiated into Grande Voiture of the District of Columbia.
Robert Palmer Retires After 24 Years
47 Harold G. Strait
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50 Gordon L. Bailey Killed (Cyndie RM)
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