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He wants to play as
hard as he fights!
TOUR boy has carried his love of sports overseas. Almost
within hearing of the Hun, he wants to knock out ground
■** ers and have a catch. He has learned two new games—
bomb-ball and volley-ball and he has introduced one-o -cat to the
vr:oar.t 'ots of 1 • rnro,
v "Come on, buddie! Put it over the pan!" ho yells, and the pan
is the tin hat which he wore a few hours ago when he went over
the top to lind the Hun.
Further back, in the training areas, track athletics and boxing
are on an organized basis. Thero are "twilight leagues" where
every unit in an area has its team. World's series players this
year wear a new uniform—the uniform of our fighters overseas.
There's military value in these sports, the high officers believe.
For play can turn a fighter's leisure hours into making him a
better fighter. His periods of idleness are taken out of the liabil
ity column and made into assets. Play means an outlet for surplus
energies, and an intake lor morale.
From the start the job of putting system into sports has
9 been entrusted to these agencies of morale. They have provided
balls and gloves and bats and masks and nets. They have
rounded up 2.00U o£ this country's best directors of athletics.
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This Advertisement Contributed To The United War Work Campaign By
Why you should give twice as much as you
ever gave before!
THE need is for a sum 70% greater than any gift ever asked for
since the war began. The Government has fixed this sum at
By giving to these seven organizations all at once, the cost and
effort of six additional campaigns is saved.
Unless Americans do'give twice as much as ever.before, our
soldiers and sailors may not enjoy their
3600 Recreation Buildings
1000 Miles of Movie Film
100 Leading Stage Stars
2000 Athletic Directors
2500 Libraries supplying 5,000,000 books
85 Hostess Houses
Millions of dollars of home comforts
When you give double, you make sure that every fighter has
the cheer and comforts of these seven organizations every step of
the way from home to the front and back again. You provide him
with a church, a theatre, a cheerful home, a store, a school, a club
and an athletic field—and a knowledge that the folks back home
are with him, heart and soul!
You have loaned your money to supply their physical needs.
Now give to maintain the Morale that is winning the war!
ley have sent the kind of men who can make up new games
euit conditions and who can organize the old games well.
Jors which these organizations have placed for athletic
materials are the largest single orders now on record -enough to
go to every town and village where Americans are billeted And
more must follow every week.
They say the Germans have no love of sports. \ That may
explain a lot of tilings! Let's keep our boys as fond of play as
when they left for France!