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The Rio Grande rattler. ([McAllen], Hidalgo County, Tex.) 1916-1917, December 15, 1917, Image 27

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THE WADSWORTH GAS ATTACK a n d RIO GRANDE RATTLER 25 WORLD BREVITIES NEWS IN CAPSULE FORM. Edited By JY S„ Kingsley. The w ar situation in Europe has not m a­ terially changed since our last issue. The B ritish still hold the heights gained around Cambrai. L a st week it was thought th a t the fighting in th a t section had ceased and an attack near Ypres was expected. On the contrary the German forces have made a t­ tack after attack at Cambrai in th e ir at­ tem p ts to dislodge the B ritish. The Ger­ m ans have sacrificed great num b ers of their men in this attem p t, evidently because she realizes th a t Cambrai heights hold the key to a large sector which, in turn, protects the Belgian coast w here German subm a rines are, probably, stationed. Even a casual lay observer can easily see the im p o rtance of the B ritish gains. The Germans have kept up their attacks along the Italian frontier w ithout success. The Allies have rushed aid to Italy, which was sorely needed. The defense of the plain around Venice has been the chief purpose of the Italians. The Germans have been ham m ering w ithin th ir ty miles of Venice, th a t unique and wonderful city, ju s t the sort of a treasury of a r t and of history th a t the Hun would like to destroy. The Teuton is trying to get Venice but for three weeks has been foiled. W hile the faster boats are seldom vic­ tim s of the U-boat yet the subm a rine has been busy sinking about three boats a day. As yet the Allies can not produce ships as rapidly as they are being sunk but ships practicably unsinkable are being produced. All the Allies have agreed upon one m an­ agem ent of all shipping in order to produce the most efficient results. The R u ssian ultra-socialists have made an arm istice w ith Germany and are nego­ tiatin g for peace. Yet the R u ssian situation has not cleared. Unless R u ssia is an ex­ ception to all history there will be a severe counter revolution soon due there. As a whole this has been an Allies’ week. Al­ though Germany has been even reckless in her assaults she has made no gain to com­ pensate her for the losses. The Americans participated in two bril­ lian t episodes during the past week. Sev­ eral engineers who, having been surrounded, were taken prisoners fell in w ith some B r it­ ish who rescued them. A n o ther party of Americans in a motor car was cut off by a German m achine gun set in the road. The Americans at full speed ran past the Teutons. Our governm ent has declared w a r against A u stria-H u n g a ry. This became necessary in order to furnish Italy supplies and other aid. The m ain necessity, however, was to <§> <§> W e have accounts w ith the follow ing P o s t 1 Exchanges a t Camft \W 7\adsworth Ambulance and Field Hospital 2nd N. Y. Field Artillery— 2nd Battalion 104tK Machine Gun Battalion, Co. B 104th “ 64 46 44 A 104th 44 44 44 44 C Headquarters Troop— 27th Division 105th Regiment Military Police Headquarters 107th Regiment 102nd “ (Engineers) 27th Division Supply Train Base Hospital 106 Field Artillery 23rd N. Y. Infantry 3rd Regiment 106th N. Y. Infantry 108th “ 106th Machine Gun Battalion, Co. A 106th 44 44 44 44 B 104th Field Artillery Headquarters Co., 71st Infantry 10th Infantry 106th Machine Gun Battalion, Co. C 104th 44 44 44 44 D Headquarters Company Canteen 106th Infantry, Co. C 106th 44 44 L 105th Machine Gun Battalion 106th Infantry, Co. I W e S o l ic it B usm e s s From A ll THE GEER DRUG CO WHOLESALE O NLY SPARTANBURG, S. C. W e consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to insert our advertisement in the “WADSWORTH GAS ATTACK” and “RIO GRANDE RATTLER.” W e thank all the boys of the 27th Division for their patronage and appreciate their business. W e stand ready and willing to make good and rectify any mistake. WHOLESALE GROCERS C A N D Y A N D C A K E S A S P E C I A L T Y C I G A R E T T E S A N D T O B A C C O I Corner Ezell and Choice Sts. SPARTANBURG, S. ,C. PHONE 161

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