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Things became very lively around
our barracks the other day, when
“Fritz” mley boldly asserted that he
was the best pool shark that ever
chased the ivories across the felt and
could lick any man here or here
abouts with both eyes blinded and one
arm tied to his ears. .Immediately
■ Seidie” Seidenbecker became wrath
ful and clamored for a fight, claim
ing that he cut his teeth on a cue
ball and that next to jail he felt at
home more on a pool table. The
match was scheduled for 7:30 p. m.
Monday at IJberty Park.
Heavy betting was in order. Riley
threw a scare iuto the crowd by call
ing for three tens for a thirty dollar
bill. Excitement waxed warm. “Shrlm-
po” Goldslager bet his “civs” hat
against a pair of Tom Goldman’s B.
V. D.’s. Patsy Singer staked his ser
vice record against Doc Stockard’s
rep (which, by the way, was the only
hedge bet recorded). Rip Van Winkle,
Jr., was made stakeholder and a
heavy armed guard was placed over
him. Everybody was on tip-toe and
drunk with Bloody Bevo.
The procession proceeded to lib
erty Park and awaited the arrival of
the gladiators. One hour, no glads,
two hours and still no glads. At last
it was discovered that a hoax had
been perpetrated on an innocent pub
lic. All night dire threats of lynching
rent the air and the lives of Fritz
and Riley could have been bought
with a “Class A Cacd.”
“Secret Service” Hungerford was
dispatched to round up the slacking
Seidie was found all balled-up in a
ball of yarn, while his wife sat inno
cently knitting a sweater for some
poor, convalescent poodle, Fritz
was captured by our eagle-eyed sleuth
in the innermost recess of the sur
rounding forest, penning a 20-page let
ter to Puiladelphia.
Court martial will be held Wednes
day evening at the barracks. “Umps '
Dilson will render the decision.
The office at the quartermaster de
partment is being entirely refitted, nu
merous alterations and improvements
being made there. Several new desks
are to be added and a new filing cab
inet will increase the office equipment.
The boys themselves are redecorating
the interior of the office, the color be
ing decided upon being an olive green
Sergeant Paul R. Raymond has re
turned from a ten-day furlough spent
in the wilds of Boston, Mass.
Take Belmont car going cast, get off
at Belmont avenue, walk two blocks
During the absence of Sergeant First
Class Rosenberg, who is away on fur
lough visiting relatives in East New
York, Corporal O’Malley is handling
his end of the clerical work.
MRS. BEULAH ABSHER
105 Belmont Avenue
Our good friend Sergeant Wheeler
has returned from a four-hour pass
spent presumably in Charlotte and is
still wearing his winning smile and
Sergeant Margerum is absent on fur
lough trying to liven things up in
ll.N-i) OF Company Stkket
It is rumored that Sergeant Wheel
er is permanently assigned to duty as
chauffeur with the “new” motorcycle.
Complete line of
Cigars and Cigarettes
Cold Drinks and
The boys have all been very busy
for the past week in outfitting Base
Hospital No. 54 with their overseas
clothing, all of the men having drawn
two suits of O. D. Woolens.
Velvet Kind Ice Cream
“THE PROFIT’S ON CONSUMING”
After spending a very pleasant 20-
day furlough in St. Joseph, Mo., and
in traveling between this point and
that city. Sergeant Reel is back on the
job attending to his old duties and to
those of Sergeant Margerum.
Have you gotten on the “Pie List
Johnny I.anders and Frankie Halli-
gan are hitting the tall Jake Rupperts
in .loisey City this week.
Guv Hayes has chirstened the new
ly dressed barracks, “The Harem.
Harry Miller remarks that R would
be advisable to number each booth so
that the “Bevo Hounds” would not
get in wrong when returning in tne
wee small hours.
A gymnasium is to be started very
shortly at the Base Hospital. Already
much apparatus has been secured in
the form of boxing gloves, medicine
ball, horizontal and parallel bars and
a rope ladder. The paralle bars are
set in concrete and one set wil be
placed between barracks six and sev
en, and the other set under the trees,
in the rear of th barracks.
It is planned to go into this gym.
work quite extensively and all will
sooner or later be obliged to enter into
some form of exercise.
The rope ladder is already up and
the medicine ball and the boxing gloves
can be secured at the detachment of-
TO HK HAD IN
This quarantine certainly is hard
on Bill Schaffer’s mother and fiancee.
We have it doped out that some of
us will be hardened “veterans of se
en months or more before we get our
Private Joseph B. Mathews of 'Ward
D-^was called home Sunday night on
acLunt of the death of his father.
• Camp Greene has almost run out of
musicians, so that there was an S. 0.
S. call from Liberty theatre on Tues
day when thep romise of the evening
was that there would be a musicless
show. Two of the base hospital pian
ists volunteered their aid when the
call was carried to Colonel Renn, and
accordingly Sergeant Arnold Gold
stein and Private Joseph l.Awler have
been executing the musical thrills
while the villain pursues Poor Pauline
across the canvass wilds.
Prices to suit everybody’s
MATINEE, 5,10 and 15 cents
NIGHT—10,20 and 30 cents
I LADIES MATINEE
I MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and ERIDAY