Clipped From The Indianapolis News
Fired First American Shell Against Germany Its of f I ' '; ai.kx - r.ciL Alex Arch, of - South Rend, who as a 'sergeant in the Sth fiebl artillery, Ai K. F - . 1 orTicially credited with hJtving fired the. Crt shell against i.;rroany In the world war, was In IrsCianapotia today as a guast of W. It. MVrerv who hea - s the entertainment entertainment committee of the Indiana Indiana Urotherhood of Thrasherraert, convention at Tomlinson hall. ; Arch's overseas service dates' from tbe entrance of the United States is the world war. when th 1st division. i;nter the command of Major - tleneral t 1. Summerall. was thrown apainst Ourmany a halt the advanv at Cantlgnv. ; Serise - ant Arch was gassed and biter, at Toul. he suffered shrapnel wounds, which temporarily dibbled him - Arch has served in the t inted States army seven yars. with r - na year of iteaican border service. )! Is now a civilian, employed by h manufacturtnif corvrern at !outh licnd. ArcH will reak toni?ht at the n - eetina of th ITliaa 1'rotherhood ot Tr rafticrmen at Tori!inon hall. Sunday evening - he. will be a guest at a meeting tn borir of former serv - i tea tnca at "5U I'aal iL. JJ. church..