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UNDER THE CROSS AND TRIANGLE
Private GEORGE RYDER
TALIESIN W. DAVIES, Y. M C. A. Secretary
NEW READING ROOM.
OBSERVE BASTILE DAY.
ATHLETICS AROUND THE “Y.’
The room at the rear of the stage
which has been utilized as a store
room, has been cleaned out and fixed
up so that it can be used as a reading
room. One of the features of this
room is the three bulletin boards
which have been placed in it. These
boards are to be used to post current
events, cartoons, and local news. The
boys already have begun to bring in
articles for these boards and are tak
ing considerable interest in them.
On one wall of the room are posted
five large war maps, which include ev
ery front on which any offensive has
been fought. The battle line is to be
traced by means of pins and ribbon
on these maps every day, so that one
can readily see the situation at the
front immediately upon looking at the
A newspaper rack has been install
ed and all local papers and many pa
pers from other cities are here placed.
A library has been placed in this
room consisting of history and geo
graphy books, and general reference
books. These books are separate from
the other library books in the build
ing and are to be used in the room
Twenty current magazines are plac
ed in the room lor use. Facilities for
writing are here and it is hoped that
those who care to write here when the
main room is in use, will do so.
The educational department of the
Y. M. C. A. are planning to hold cur
rent event classes here at least twice a
week and all are invited to attend.
The room is an experiment in so far
as a room of this nature is concerned
at the hospital and it is hoped that
results will be attained that will merit
its enlarging along the several lines
tor which it is planned.
Bastile Day was observed at Y. M.
C. A. Hut 106. There were nearly 500
soldiers present at the song and musi
cal concert given by a group of Char
Miss Willie Mae McCorkle sang for
the soldiers and Mrs. Ennis and Miss
Marion Medlock gave readings. Miss
Alva Barney brought a number of wo
men to the building in her car and an
other party was brought out by Mrs.
and Miss Parker. Three trombone
selections by four members of the
aviation settion band, one of the se
lections being “The Marseillaise,”
Secretary Stephens, in charge of the
services, delivered an informal talk on
“The Knock-out Blow.”
Monday night at K. of C. building
No. 1 there was another big feature
picture which proved to be one of the
best pictures that have been shown
the boys in the camp. The title of
the picture was “A Crooked Romance”
in five parts. The story of the play
was well acted by the actors, and the
boys enioyed the picture very much.
Billy Cloonan introduced another nov
elty in his song revue which is fast
becoming one. of the big features of
the K. of C.
The songs introduced were all the
latest and best song hits direct from
New York. Billy Cloonon will intro
duce for the first time a brand new
song about camp life next week en
titled, “Oh 1 Hate To Get Up In The
Morning.” This song is going to be
one of the biggest hits of the camp.
Frank Tronolone will be at the piano.
Probably in no place in camp has a
greater interest been displayed in
quoits than that which is at present
being manifested in this pastime at
the base hospital. Many of the boys
still prefer to throw the good old
horse shoe rather than the quoit it
self. It is estimated that over lOO
games have been thrown this past
week. The “Y” has a new stock of
both horse shoes and quoits and it is
hoi>ed that they will be able now to
supply the demand for these when re
Volley ball continues to keep up its
interest and every night sees several
games in iirogress.
Many are outside of the building
throwing the baseball every evening
and from 7 o’clock to nearly 9 athletics
are holding forth.
Several of the boys have been going
to Lakewood Park and taking a swim
in the tank lately. In this connection
Mr. McCreery wishes to state that he
will accompany any of the boys who
wish to go and try for thb Red Cross
life saving certificate. Mr. McCreery is
a certified member of this and is qual
ified to instruct and pass on-any who
desire to take the tests. These tests
include several breaks of the various
holds that a drowning person is apt
to get on his rescuer. They also in
clude different ways of carrying a
drowning person and the method of
It is hoped that several will take
this opportunity to pass the test, not
alone for the sake of the certificate
but that all who know how to swim
will learn to swim for two as well as
MADE THINGS HUM.
The usual entertainment was given at
the K. of C. building at the Base Hos
pital, last Friday night. There was a
good sized crowd present and the va
ried program pleased every one. Frank
Troians gave a piano solo and also
sang several songs for his audience.
The “Darktown Follies” kept those
present in constant uproar with their
Joe Lammie gave a few dances and
Rooney and O’Keefe did some clever
boxing. Billy Henry sang several Irish
songs, while Corp. Lang showed some
ability as a juggler.
Foster, who has appeared numerous
times before was unable to be present
with his Scotch dialect.
Another entertainment will be given
this coming Friday.
Mr. Oliver, Y. M. C. A. Camp edu
cational secretary, gave a most inter
esting and uplifting talk on the “Amer
ican Soldier In France,” Tuesday eve
ning. He based his remarks on the ar
ticle printed in a recent issue of the
Outlook. This article was written by
Daniel A. Poling, and is a moat vivid
report of an eye witness’ findings at
In keeping with this report Mr. Oli
ver brought out the physical compet
ency and moral fitness of the Ameri
can soldier in France.
In doping he emphasized the fact
of the soldier’s honor and how the
present American soldier was adher
ing closely to the same.
With an average attendance of near
ly 100 it is pleasing to be able to re
port the growing interest in these
more serious meetings that are held
in the building.
At the mid-week meeting Mr. Man-
gum, Y. M. C. A. camp social secre
tary, addressed the boys and gave a
most touching address on the text,
“As Ye Go—Preach.” He layed em
phasis in the fact that we preach not
so much by what we say as by our
The morning service Sunday was in
the hands of Rev. Henry P. Eckhardt,
Lutheran camp pastor. Rev. Mr". Bck-
hardt spoke on being a good soldier
of Jesus Christ, emphasizing the spir
it of loyalty.
Rev. Mr. Welch gave the talk to the
boys at the evening service and
spoke on the subject of “God Con
sciousness,” taking his illustrations
from the life of Moses. He said that
the secret of Moses’ greatness was
his consciousness of God’s .guidance of
his life, and he held this forth as an
example for all.
The usual Sunday afternoon'home
hour was well attended. The young
peop’e from several of the churches
in town came out and put on a pro
gram of recitations and songs that
was very pleasing to those who were
The St. Martin’s Bi)isconal church
will be in charge of the dance to be
given at the Myers Park Country Club .
on Mdnday evening. All soldiers of
Camp Greene are invited to attend.