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more s advising the middle- aged particularly, that they do not need daily exercise. As mentioned before, these health authori- ties have in mind that many of the middle - aged with failing hearts, high blood pressure and other ailments have Dr. Barton also the idea that daily vigorous exer- cise is absolutely necessary for their health; in an endeavor to take this exercise they put a strain on heart and blood-vessels. These authori- ties would not suggest that the healthy man or woman of middle age should not take a daily walk at a leisurely rate. Not only does the daily walk give the heart regular and rhythmical work to do, but it means the breath- tug in of more fresh air. Man was made to live outdoors, all his organs show this, but hours are spent in- doors and minutes only are spent outdoors by most of us. In the Journal of the Royal Insti- tute of Public Health and Hygiene, Great Britain, Dr. Wilson Jameson, chief medical officer, ministry of health, says: "Fresh air and fresh salads--take all you can of both should be a hell> maxim." Dr. Jameson urges people to spend as much time as passible i the open air in order that metabolism (the breaking down and building up process of the body) and bodily efficiency may be in. creased. The working processes of the body, the most efficient results from these processes, can be achieved without vigorous exercise. Thus another high authority warns against exercise, but here again it Is against "vigorous" exercise. No Britisher "ever suggested that walk- ing is not helpful to everybody." Coming back to fresh air and fresh salads, this parting advice is given: In view of the fact that if we were short of anything it is of vita- min C, it will be of great value if people will form the habit of eating m certain amount of raw vegetables with meals--almost any vegetable can be eaten raw provided it is fine- ly chopped just before the meal. While this raw vegetable daily, even though finely chopped, might not agree with nervous and emo- tional individuals, practically all others would be benefited by it. a Heart Murmur Not Important Many practicing physicians can well remember the importance at- tached to heart murmurs during their student days in medicine and for some years afterward. Thus, in final examinations at college o for state board or provincial certificates, the location of the murmur on either side of breastbone, between what ribs, or distance from breastbone, whether murmur occurred during or after the first or second beat, were all considered vastly important, al- though the treatment of all mur- murs was very much the same. It was felt that after Dr. James Mackenzie pointed out that murmurs in themselves were not important, that it was the strength of the mus- cular walls of the heart that meant heart strength or weakness, the words "heart murmur" would grad- ually disappear. Not so, however, and .today a physician mentioning the presence of a murmur always qualifies it by saying that a heart murmur always means just a small leak in one of the valves which will do no harm because the heart mus- cle is strong. Unfortunately this word "murmur" and "leaking heart" fastens itself on the mind of many patients and they begin to worry about their hearts. It sometimes happens that a pa- tlent will consult a physician com- plaining about his leart and there are present also a murmur or some irregularity in the beat. He will e, omplain of shortness of breath, pain under breastbone and a feeling of weakness. The physician examines the heart, notes the murmur or slight irregularity, and if not careful to make an exercise test, X-ray ex- amination and an electrocardiogram, may treat the patient for serious heart disease. What the physio elan does not know is that the pa- tient has been worrying about his heart for months, and may, unin- tentionally, exaggerate to some ex. tent. $ QUESTION BOX Q.--What is the value of Thiamin, Riboflavin, Nicotinamide? A.--These are forms of vitamin B They increase appetite, relieve pain of neuritis. Q,--Will you please tel/me wheth ar Alfamint tea is helpful or other. wise to a person suffering from arthritis.'m sorry, but the preparation mentioned in your letter is not an omeial,remedy and I do not know what it eontah THE SAGUACHE CRESCENT I I i i i it it i I I Hlstorm Ralnt,ow Dlvlsmn ls Born Anew. 'o Released by Western Newspaper Union. THE other day veterans of Sergy and, in conjunction with the Athe 42nd Division of World French on the left, to take Hill 184 War I held their reunion in Tul- northwest of Fere-en-Tardenois. A Deadly Hail of Fire. sa, Okla. Then they went to The 168th infantry crossed the Camp Gruber near Muskogee, stream under a deadly hail of fire, there to see the reactivation of to climb by slow stages to the cres| their tradition-richoutfit, topass of Hill 212, between Sergy and Cierges. The 167th meanwhile, ha[ on to the new 42rid Division of made its way down the Rue de la World War II their honored bat- tle flags and to gaze proudly up- on the shoulder patch adorning the uniform of each man in it-- the red, yellow and blue striped quarter-circle which was the sign and symbol of a "first- class fightin' man," a member of the "Rainbow" Division. The reactivation took place at midnight--the "Champagne hour," so called because it was the hour when the last great German push of World War I, the Champagne offensive, began. That offensive, which started on July 14, 1918, broke to pieces against the stubborn resist- ance of those fighting Yanks of the Rainbow division and from that day the might of the kaiser's armies ebbed until it reached low tide in a railroad car in Compeigne forest four months later. Two Messages. Before the veterans of the Rainbow division of a quarter century ago ad- Journed their 1943 meeting, they sent two messages to widely separated parts of the world. One was flashed to Gem Douglas MacArthur, "some- where in the Southwest Pacific," be- cause it was he who had given their division its nickname. The other was the traditional reunion greet- ings to one-armed Gen. Henri Joseph Eugene Gouraud, who commanded the Fourth French army, which in- cluded the American division, at the historic battle in the Champagne sector July 14 and 15, 1918. The message was sent to Gem Dwight D. Eisenhower, commander-in-chief of the Allied forces in the European theater of war, to be transmitted to General Gouraud "somewhere in Oc- cupied France." In the early summer of 1917 a young colonel named Douglas Mac- Arthur was serving as "censor" for news coming out of the war depart- ment in Washington. Visited by newspaper men one day, he told them of the forthcoming organiza- tion of a new division to be com- posed of units from 27 states and the District of Columbia. As the journalists were leaving, MacArthur remarked that the assembling of so many units from so many states into one division was somewhat like malting up a rainbow. Struck by the aptness of the expression, the newspaper men used it in their sto- ries and the nickname stuck to the division when it was organized on August 1, 1917, and concentrated at Camp Mills on Long Island ,in New York. While the division was still at Camp Mills, many different kinds of rainbow designs were used as divi- sional insignia. They were irregular in size but nearly all were a half circle with the three colors of red, yellow and blue in them. It was not until the division was 6ngaged in a major action in the Meuse- Argonne that the final, official de- sign was conceived and adopted. Col. William N. Hughes Jr., who had succeeded Col. Douglas MacAr- thur as chief of staff of the division, determined the measurements, re- duced the original design to a quar- ter circle and telegraphed the de- scription, with the approval of Maj. Gen. Charles T. Menoher, then divi- sion commander, to corps headquar- ters. It is one of the cherished traditions of the 42nd that Gen- eral Menoher, acting on an omen of a rainbow in the sky, sent the division into action in the Champagne operation. From GEN. CHARLES T MENOHER . . he saw a rainbow on the eve of battle THE RAINBOW . . became the insignia of the 42nd division the time that he told of seeing the rainbow in the sky from his bivouac in the Baccarat sector, rainbows kept showing up at de- cisive hours in the division's his- tory, as if to justify its selection as the 42nd's talisman. Before long veterans of our regu- lar army as well as veteran French and British troops were joining in proclaiming the Rainbow division as one of the hardest fighting outfits in France. Here is its record, as given m a series of articles on "AEF Divi- sional Insignia," written several years ago by Sergt. Herbert E. Smith for the United States Recruit- ing News: First Taste of War. It trained under veteran French soldiers in Lorraine, and elements of the Rainbow division entered the front line trenches for the first time February 21, 1918. This was along the Luneville sector, at a point north of Celles-sur-Plaine, through Neu- viller, Ancerviller, the eastern edge GEN. HENRI GOURAUD . . to him, each year, a greeting of the Bois Banal, to the eastern and northern edges of the Foret de Parroy. Elements of the 42nd's ar- tillery brigade entered the Dam- basle sector, also on the night of the 21st, to receive their first taste of combat warfare affiliated with the French 41st division. From March 31 to June 21 the division occupied the Baccarat sec- tor in Lorraine, moving from there to Chatel-sur-Moselle in the Vosges. Then came July, with its heavy fighting in the Champagne and Champagne-Marne areas. The high- light of the 42nd division's activities at this time would seem to be the battle of La Croix Rouge Farm. This farm was a low, widespread group of stone buildings connected by walls and ditches. The Germans had made an enormous machine gun nest of this natural stronghold, and had defied several earlier deter- mined efforts of Allied troops to dis- lodge them from this key position. The 167th and.the 168th infantry regiments, old Alabama and Iowa troops respectively, struggled all day, July 26, against this nest of horrors. It was practically impos- sible to rush this enemy stronghold across the open; endeavors to work around the edges were thrown back by flanking fire; an accurate punish- ing shell fire from the German artil- lery ripped through the wet under- brush; gas, made doubly dangerous by the moisture, swirled about in terrible gusts. At last, two platoons of assembled casuals--volunteers, all, from the 167th and 168th--led by two lieu- tenants, squirmed their way for- ward, Indian fashion, and closed upon the farm buildings with gre- nades and bayonet. The raid, staged at dusk, was successful. The 42nd possessed La Croix Rouge farm at nightfall, but at a fearful cost in dead and wounded. Less than a week later these same regiments, with their sister outfits of the Rainbow, were pressing for- ward toward the Ourcq river. Upon the 42nd fell the chief burden of the Taverns, crossed the Ourcq, and swept on up the northern slope of the hilly country. New York's "fighting Irish" of the 165th infantry emerged from Villers and secured a precarious lodgment on the slopes on either side of Mer- cury Farm. Subjected to the same raking fire that had made this push so costly, this fine regiment still car- ried on, plunging forward to the sunken road north and west of Sergy. By midafternoon the weary dough- boys of the 42nd division were bat- tling in mortal, hand-to-hand combat with the Germans in the streets of Sergy. The enemy troops were of the 4th Prussian Guard, grim and spirited fighters embittered by re- cent German setbacks, veterans all and determined men. Twice the Americans were ,ushed out of Sergy, but thrice the Yanks returned, and the third time the Americalas captured the entire vil- lage. Again the men of the Rain- bow division had proved to be ef heroic mould. In the St. Mihiel drive, launched in mid-September, the 42nd, with the 1st and 2nd, formed the spear- head of the attack which penetrated deepest into the enemy positions. In the main attack, the 2nd division captured Thiaucourt, the 1st took Nonsard, and the 42nd division drove through to Pannes. Through the thick of the heaviest actioff of the Meuse-Argonne opera- tion, the Rainbow carried on. It penetrated the Kriemhilde line, swooped up the fire-swept slopes about Romange and Cote Dame Ma- rie; it seized Cote de Chatillon by skillful infiltration behind its protec- tive wire, and early in November, on the extreme left flank of the American attack, it began to fight through Bulson, Thelonne and Ba- zeilles, on the Meuse, to gain the cherished final objective--Sedan. The taking of Sedan, for senti- mental and historic reasons, how- ever, was left to the French 9th corps, on the left of the Rainbow. On the night of November 10 the 42nd division was relieved, and as- sembled in the area of Artaise-le- 'Vivier and Les Petites-Armoises. The Full Tide of Victory The 42nd thus shared in the full tide of victory, on the morning of November 11, 1918. The American Second army was even then prepar- ing for a general assault in the di- rection of Metz, in an offensive with the famous Mangin and 20 French divisionS. The Meuse ld been crossed, French troops in Sedan in retaliation for the terrible French defeat there in 1870; the Germans were on the run, almost in utter rout. Naturally, the Rainbow was one of the crack divisions of the AEF chosen to be a part of the American Army of Occupation. Concentrating near Stenay, it began the long hike into the Rhineland on November 20. On December 14 it took its station in Germany in the Kreis of Ahrweiler. Training continued there, on the steep hill of the Rhineland, through the winter and spring of 1918-1919, until April 5, when the division be- gan entraining for Brest. On April 9 the first element to sail for the United States, the ll7th Trench Mor- tar Battery, boarded a transport for an American port. By May 12, demobilization had been completely effected at Camps Upton, Dix, Grant and Dodge. "After the storm, the rainbow!" GEN. DOUGLAS MaeARTHUR . . he named it the "Rainbow" division w Forty-Second Division Besides Gen. Douglas MacArthur, who has become one of the outstand- Ing heroes of World War el, the Rainbow division included in its per- sonnel others who were marked for future fame. Among these were C01..William J. ("Wild Bill") Done- van, Brig. Gen. Charles P. Summer- all, Father James P. Duffy, chaplain of New York's "Fighting Irish" (the 165th infantry), and Serge, Joyce KiN mer, destined to be remembered  so muf, h for his eploits in war Added as a peacetime accomplishment-- his writing the poem "Trees." The 42nd division was made up of the following outfits: 83rd infantry brigade; 165th in- fantry, 166th infantry, 150th machine gun battalion. 84th infantry brigade: 167th in- fantry, 168th infantry, 151st machine gun battalion. 67th field artillery brigade: 49th field artillery (75's), 150th field ar- Many Names to Our Roll of Heroes tillery (155's), 151st field artillery (75's), ll7th trench mortar bat.- tery. Divisional troops: 149th machine gun battalion, 117th engineers, ll7th field signal battalion, headquarters troop. Trains: llTth train headquarters and military police, ll7th ammuni- tion train, llTth supply train, llTth engineer train, ll7th sanitary train (ambulance companies and field hosvitals 165-168). I I Phill/p.c ,00jFe, OUR OWN QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON VACATION GAS Q.--What is meant by s singls round trip to a cottage? A.--Don't begin this by gettin0 into an argument. Q.--Instead of driving to a vaca- tion place 15 miles away and return is it okay if I drive to one 30 miles away and leave the car there until the war is over? A.--If the garage people don't ob- ject. Q.--What is the meaning of the clause "for vacation purposes for which adequate alternative trans. portation is not available"? A.--That is put in to make it harder. Q.--What is "adequate alternative transportation"? A.--Boy, will the ration board get into arguments over that one! $ Q.--When is alternative transpor- tation really "available"? A bus runs to my vacation place but it is always crowded. Does that consti- tute available transportation? A.--Lissen, save time by seeing your legal staff. e Q.--What is all this certification business? How do I certify that I have enough gas, or coupons for enough gas, for a vacation trip? A.--You must put it in writing. Q.--Won't OPA take my word? A.--You've been an A card holder long enough to know your word is never taken. Q.--Do I really have to certify my speedometer reading before I leave? A.--Yes, sir. The OPA wants to start you off on your vacation under the usual suspicions or not at all. a Q.--Must I certify that I have a vacation place to go to? A.--Positively. Yotmight be fool- ing the OPA. Q.--How? A.--By just using the gas without going on a vacation. Q.--What would be the difference. It would be the same gas wouldn't it? A.--There you go quibbling again. $ Q.--If I am drivir.g to my cottage and inspectors hold me up as a pleasure driver what do I do? A.--You show them a "vacation validation" certificate. This makes the vacation valid. Q.--But does it make me valid? A.--On an A card you can never be quite valid. Q.--I have a cottage 20 miles away. A neighbor, has a better one 40 miles away and wants me to spend my vacation with him. If we pool our gas we could make this trip using less fuel than if we took separate ones. Would this be per- mitted? A.--Probably not. It sounds too reasonable. Q.--After reading all the require- ments I do not feel like going on a vacation by car. Must I? A.--So you're running out on us after all this trouble! * $ $ ADOLF DECIDES ON A NEW UNIFORM ("I am putting on the uniform of a soldier, never to take it off until Germany is victorious everywhere.'l Hitler in 1939.) Tailor--Ah, Herr Hitler, what can I do for you? Hitler--I need some new clothes. Tailor--I hadn't expected you so RANSPLANT a bit of the for- est to your garden--wood cut- outs of this trio do the trick. The shy baby deer and his friends, the rabbit and squirrel, all come on pattern Z8884. They are to be cut from plywood, wall board or thin lumber with jig, coping or key- hole saw, painted according to di- rections and placed outdoors to add their bit to the surroundings of your home. The price of the pattern is 15 cents. Due to an unusually large demand and current war conditions, slightly more time is required in filling orders for a few of the most popular pattern numbers. Send your orde to: AUNT MARTHA Z07W Westport Rd., Kansas City, Me. Enclose 15 cents for each pattern desired. Pattern No ............. Address ............................. RELIEVE For stings or ttches, thc mosquito torments that MOSQUITO ofn spoil summer fun. get Mexsana, formerly BITES Mexican Heat Powder. 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Hitler--Has itl Tailor--Is this the one you put on when the war broke out and said you would never take off until it ended with victory? Hitler (sadly)--Ach, yes! Tailor--Well, there's a lintit to the wearing quality of any material. It looks pretty worn everywhere ex- cept in the seat. That's as good as new. Hitler--That's easily explained: l haven't had any chance to sit down in it. Tailor--Were the pants always as baggy as this? Hitler--I'm not sure whether they were that loose to begin with or whether l've shrunk. Tailor--Well, let us go on. Now about the length of the pants? Hitler--Make them a lot shorter than the old ones. Tailor--A lot shorter? You don't want running pants? Hitler--IZZAT SOl ! ! a $ A bull market in wild animals is reported. So many human beings these days are discovering they can use them for doubles. $ $ MANPOWER SHORTAGE Utterances made by the fair su in recent years: 1941.--"What a man:" 1942.--"What? A manW 1943.--"What's a man?" 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