The Stars and Stripes, Vol. 1, No. 1, February 8, 1918 The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919
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The Stars and Stripes, Vol. 1, No. 1, February 8, 1918 The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919
By United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
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  • The Stars and Stripes, Vol. 1—No. 1
  • A MESSAGE FROM OUR CHIEF
  • MEN ON LEAVE NOT TO BE LED ROUND BY HAND —— Impression That They Will Be Chaperoned Wholly Erroneous. —— SAVOY FOR FIRST GROUP —— Zone System to Be Instituted and Rotated to Give All Possible Variety. —— "PINK TICKETS" FOR PARIS. —— Special Trains to Convey Soldiers to Destinations—Rules Are Explicit. ——
    • Leaves Every Four Months.
    • Exceptional Cases.
    • Travel Regulations.
  • —— OFF FOR THE TRENCHES. ——
  • TOOTH YANKING CAR IS TOURING FRANCE —— Red Cross Dentist's Office —— Lacks Nothing but the Lady Assistant ——
    • Useful As a Tank?
    • For French Patients First
  • —— ANZAC MAKES SAFE GUESS. ——
  • HUNS STARVE AND RIDICULE U.S. CAPTIVES —— A.E.F. Soldiers Compelled to Clean Latrines of Crown Prince. —— GIVEN UNEATABLE BREAD. —— Photographed Sandwiched Between Negroes Wearing Tall Hats. —— EMBASSY HEARS THE FACTS. —— Repatriate Smuggles Addresses of Prisoners' Relatives Into France. ——
    • Fed by French People.
    • "Black Misery" In Germany.
  • —— MARINES ADVISE SWIGGING. —— For Hikers They Say, It Is Better Than Sipping. ——
  • FREE SEEDS FOR SOLDIER FARMERS —— Congress Votes Us Packets but Overlooks Hoes and Spades —— PRIZES FOR BIG PUMPKINS —— A.E.F. Garden Enthusiasts Speculate Upon Probability of Flower Pots in Tin Derbies. ——
    • Oui, Oui—Spuds and Beans!
  • ARMY MEN BUILD AN OVER-SEAS PITTSBURGH —— Mammoth Warehouses and the World's Largest Cold Storage Plant Spring Up in Three Months. —— FORESTERS AND ENGINEERS DOING THE WORK. —— "Winter of Our Discontent" Sees Big Job of Preparation Speeded "Somewhere" in France. ——
    • With Speed and Drive.
    • Cold Storage Plants.
    • Regulars Lend a Hand.
    • No Delay About Moving In.
  • —— A NEWS STORY IN VERSE —— (The incident this poem describes was told by a British sergeant in a dug-out to the author—an American serving at the time in the British Army, but now fighting under the Stars and Stripes.) ——
  • —— HE OUGHT TO BE GOOD. ——
  • ARMY'S MOTOR ARMADA TO BE 50,000 STRONG —— Uncle Sam's Garages and Assembling Shops Demand the Services of 150,000 Chauffeurs and Repair Men —— FIRST AID AMBULANCES FOR BREAKDOWNS —— Experts from American Factories to Take Charge of Efficiency Problems ——
    • These Are Real Experts
    • Working "On the Ground"
    • For Emergency Calls
  • MEN ON LEAVE NOT TO BE LED ROUND BY HAND —— Continued from Page 1 ——
    • Lodgings In Leave Zone
  • —— THE SUPREME SACRIFICE. —— (Corset makers all over the United States are forsaking that line of business in order to devote their factories to the turning out of gas masks for the Army.—News item from the States.) ——
  • —— THE ANZAC DICTIONARY. ——
  • FREE SEEDS FOR SOLDIER FARMERS —— Continued from Page 1 ——
    • No Favors for Lemon Squads
  • —— OUR OWN HORSE MARINES. ——
  • HIS MORNING'S MAIL IS 8,000 LETTERS —— Base Censor Reads Them All, Including 600 Not in English ——
    • Remembers No Secrets
    • A Few Are in German
    • Many Thank-you Letters
  • MIRABELLE
  • —— THE MACHINE-GUN SONG. —— (As rendered by a certain battalion of Amex mitrailleurs, to the tune of "Lord Geoffrey Amherst.") ——
    • CHORUS.
    • CHORUS.
  • —— CAN'T DO WITHOUT 'EM ——
  • —— ONE EYE IS NOT TRUE BLUE. —— So a Hoosier Patriot Tries to Return It to Berlin. ——
  • —— QUITE RIGHT. ——
  • GERMAN BRANDS YOUNG MOTHER WITH AN IRON. —— Victim of a Violation Officially Labeled by Army Authorities. —— PAINT BADGE FOR OTHERS —— Children of German Fathers Catalogued as the Government's Property. —— FORCED INTO MENIAL SERVICE —— An Officer Formerly in British Army Tells How Kultur Repopulates Itself.
    • This Iron Cross Red Hot.
    • An Eye-Witness on "Kultur."
  • —— WHEN THE FRENCH BAND PLAYS. ——
  • WHEN PACKS ARE LIGHTEST
  • VOLUNTEER VIC'S BIG IDEA BY LEMEN IN THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
  • —— THERE'S A REASON. ——
  • —— A DOUGHBOY'S DICTIONARY. ——
  • —— THIS REALLY HAPPENED. ——
  • KISS FOR RESCUER OF PIG FROM BLAZE —— A Beantown Fire-Fighter Hero of Epoch-Making Conflagration. ——
    • Enter the Reserves.
    • Fire a Social Success.
  • —— JIM. ——
  • BIG GUNS ON FLAT CARS TO BATTER HUNS' LINES. —— A. E. F. Operates Railroad Artillery that will Hurl Tons of Steel Twenty Miles into Enemy's Territory. —— LONG-BARRELLED 155s ARE ALSO DEADLY. —— Fortresses and Mountains Crumble like Sandhills Before Blasts from the Busters. ——
    • Big Fellows Hard to Move.
    • Getting One Ready to Fire.
  • —— A BULL IS DURHAM'S PRIDE. ——
  • —— "HE MAY OVERHEAR IT!" ——
  • The Stars and Stripes.
  • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1918.
    • "TO THE COLORS!"
    • FATHER ABRAHAM.
    • SQUARING THE TRIANGLE.
    • TALK AND RESOLUTIONS.
    • STREET OF THE PRETTY HEART.
    • SINGING ON THE HIKE.
    • SPIES AND ASSES.
    • "GAS-ALERT!"
  • ON THEIR WAY.—By CHARLES DANA GIBSON
  • TO THE FOLKS BACK HOME
  • MENTIONED IN ORDERS
    • NEW HEADGEAR.
    • TRENCH UNIFORMS.
    • NEATNESS IN DRESS.
    • AMBULANCE VENTILATION.
    • TYPHOID PROPHYLAXIS.
    • RED CROSS SEARCHERS.
    • MORE RATIONS.
    • RECKLESS DRIVING.
    • HARD LIQUORS.
  • RAILROADING AT THE FRONT IS NO PICNIC —— Engineer of Big Lizzie Takes Reporter for a Ride and Explains a Few Professional Difficulties. —— BOCHE TRIES TO BEAN HIM WITH BOMBS. —— Problems of Garb, Breakfast and Tobacco Happily Solved by "System D." ——
    • The Workings of System D.
    • Misses the Old Bell.
    • Every Station Is a Block.
    • In Luck on Tobacco.
  • —— AH! THOSE FRENCH! ——
  • —— SHAVING IN FRANCE. ——
    • A Use for Helmets.
    • Indoor vs. Outdoor Shaving.
  • —— CRUSADERS. ——
  • —— YES, THEY'RE A FEW. ——
  • FASHION HINTS FOR DOUGHBOYS
  • —— MY FIRST NIGHT IN THE ARMY. ——
  • —— HEARD IN THE CAFE. ——
  • —— CAN YOU BLAME HER? ——
  • —— GOOD ENOUGH FOR HIM. ——
  • —— SUCH IS FAME! ——
  • ALLIES THE FAVORITES IN BETTING ODDS ON BIG WORLD'S SERIES
  • KID JOHNSON LOSES BELT BY A KNOCKOUT —— Fighting Fireman from the Q.M.C. Defeats Champion in One Round. —— By BRITT. ——
    • Right Hook Turns the Trick.
    • New Champion Is Modest.
  • —— A PINCH HITTER IN KHAKI. ——
  • STRAY SHOTS.
  • —— FOR A LIVE SPORT PAGE. ——
  • INDOOR SPORTS
    • SATURDAY NIGHT.
    • FOOLING THE FLEA.
    • "BUTTON, BUTTON."
  • —— YES, HOW DO THEY? ——
  • SUPPLIES FIRST AID TO CHILLY AIRMEN —— Red Cross Canteen Serves 2000 Sandwiches and Mugs of Coffee Daily. ——
    • Girls Worked All Night.
    • A Repair Shop For Clothes.
  • OUR SANCTUM
    • Furnishings are Simple.
    • Why Hats Are Worn.
  • TACTICS GET GOAT ACROSS. —— Requirements Include Perfume, a Sack, a Kit Bag and Cheers. ——
  • —— WHERE LANGUAGE FAILS. ——
  • HIS IS NOT A HAPPY LOT SAYS ARMY POSTAL CLERK —— Works Eighteen Hours a Day and Has To Be Both a Directory of the A. E. F. and a Sherlock Holmes. ——
    • Purple Paper a Clue.
    • Really Busy at Christmas.
    • A Rush After Pay Day.
  • THEN AND NOW—WAR MAKES AN AWFUL DIFFERENCE—BY WALLGREN
  • NO MORE CUSSING (—IT!) AT MULES —— Order (—it!) Says That Animals are Sensitive as ——. ——
    • This Stuff is Out o' Date.
    • But This Stuff Does the Job.
  • —— HOW GEORGE ADE SEES WAR. —— Many Old Adages Must Be Revised If Germany Wins. ——
  • —— GLORIFIED. —— (With apologies to the late Sir W. S. Gilbert.) ——
  • —— THE PASSING OF THE CAMPAIGN HAT. ——
  • —— OVER THE TOP THREE WAYS. —— Feet, Tank and Plane Tried by this U. S. Officer—Ready for Next. ——
  • —— WHERE HE GETS OFF. ——
  • —— TWO SAMARITANS IN SKIRTS. —— In the Modern Parable, They Aid a Poilu Chauffeur. ——
  • TO FLASH THE HOUR BY ARMY WIRES. —— New A. E. F. Lines Will Insure U. S. Well-Set Time Pieces. ——
  • —— HOW THEY SPOT US. ——
  • —— TRY POTATO BUGS IN BOMBS. —— An Ohio Man's Suggestion on How to Win the War. ——
  • AMERICA'S BEST MEDICOS AT WORK FOR THE A. E. F. —— Incomes of Specialists in the Overseas Command Would Total Enough to Pay off the National Debt. ——
    • A Fear to Forget.
    • A Hospital of 20,000 Beds.
    • Some of the Experts.
    • The Army's Big Eye Man.
  • —— A PLEA TO THE CENSOR. ——
  • HOW THEY LOOK IN THE TRENCHES.
  • —— WHAT SAILOR INGRAM DID. ——
  • —— THE ROAD WAS OPEN. ——
  • —— THERE'S A REASON. ——
  • —— SEA SLANG PUZZLES POILU. —— Trips on an Idiom and His Pride Takes a Fall. ——
  • —— HOW ABOUT THEM? ——
  • YANKEE AVIATORS PLAY IN LUCK —— Dead Engine Sneezes and Picks Up after a 2,000 Meter Drop. —— SKY FULL OF CREAM PUFFS. —— Observer Who Fails to Surround Something Hot Faints From the Cold. ——
    • A Sneeze Spelled Joy.
    • Can't See Bomb's Results.
  • —— STARS IN A HERO'S ROLE. —— Movie Actor Plays Sapper in a Real Rescue. ——
  • "WELL, I'LL BE—!"
    • THEY'RE ALL HERE.
    • SO THIS IS FRANCE?
    • SOMETHING MUST BE DONE.
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