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;.f: Wrestling, Boxing and Vaudeville
Amuse Packed House at Y.
M. C. A. 104 Stunt Night
, ." ?/ The opening program was a threeround
boxing bout between Private
M. Hill, Co. L, 47th, and Private W.
Wazelle, Co. B, 47th. The first round
was in favor of Hill who used his
long reach with good effect Btaving
- Wazelle off. Every time Wazelle
v tried to mix it up with Hill, he was
Jabbed with Hill's left who used it
with good effect, both men were working
hard at the ben. Second round
Wazelle changed his tactics from the
face to the body with telling effect
on Hill, who seemed to weaken a little,
at the bell both looked tired with
Wazelle looking the fresher of the
two. Third round and final both men
started to mix it up trying for a
knockout in order to please the large
audience of about 1,200 soldiers, but
neither one possessed the kick. At
the bell the judges awarded the bout
to Wazelle, on points.
The next act was a wrestling bout
of six minutes between Private Sar.
racino, Co. C, 47th, and Private Ditter.
Co. B. 9th, Machine Qun battalion,
both men weighing about 125
r?S pounds. Sarracino seemed to have
his Italian blood worked up and went
after Dltter with vengeance and
blood in his eyes and with a few
passes with his arms sort of slight of
V hand fashion, grabbed Ditto With a
half-Nelson hold threw him to the
mat in one minute and 25 seconda
Private Dlvivolama, of Co. A, Ninth,
Machine Gun battalion had It announced
that he challenged any man
In the house at his weight, 120 pounds.
After a short delay while each man
In the audience looked at each other
In a sort of Alphonse and Gaston
. fashion, a short, stocky built chap,
offered to take up the challenge and
was announced as Private Castellane,
Co. C, 47th. According to the audience
It seemed that Castellane was
a dark horse and had something up
.' his sieve and that Dlgivolama would
"? Call an easy victim of Castellane's
light hand. It was easily seen that
; after a few minutes sparring in the
opening, round that Digivoiama was
no slouch with the mlts himself and
also packed a wallop. The first
round each mixed it up in good fashIon
but At the same time both felt
? each other out. "fhe sceond round
It could be easily seen that Castellane
was leary of Diglvolama's right,
as in the latter part of the first round
old boy "Dig" handed one to "Casty"
that made him wince and "Casty"
remarked during the rest period after
the first roui)d "Gee! he has sonle
. kick." The third round opened up
like a hurricane, both mixing it up
in good fashion. At the bell they
_ were still mixing it up hard. The
Judges agreed that "Dig' won on
points, which was approved by the
Private George C. Henry, of Co.
Jl, Seventh, Machine Gun battalion,
known in private life as "Black Dot"
late of Al. G. Field's minstrel show
entertained the boys with a few witty
jokes and sang a few songs. Henry's
.performance was enjoyed so much
that he received two curtain calls and
Answered with a few more songs.
Henry was a big success.
This act was billed as the star of
the show. It was a wrestling bout
." between Corps. Angello, of Connecticut
Signal corps, and Private Chapman,
of Machine Gun battalion, both
men weighing 140 pounds.
This was a matched bout, both men
having trained for it for the last two
weeks, and a great battle of brawn
and muscle was looked for. As each
man stripped to the waist it was easily
. seen that they were in the pink of
condition and well trained men. They
agreed to wrestle for six minutes and
a rest period of five minutes and
wrestle another six minutes in case
neither- man threw each other. After
a consultation with Referee Corporal
Peters, both men agreed to bar the
strangle and toe hold. Time was
' given and they went after each other
very cautiously, both men standing
and feeling each other out for a
hold, and then Angello succeeded In
getting Chapman down on the mat
and worked hard over him. It looked
dangerous for Chapman at various
times but he seemed to shake
Angello's holds very easily. Timekeeper
Private Mcintosh called for
time and as neither man secured a
fall they rested for a five minute period.
Time was then given and they
went at It again with renewed vigor.
Angello seemed to be over anxious
to get It over with, but Chapman
hung on and managed to evade the
- holds Angello secured on him. After
about three minutes of tussle with
Chapman on the mat, Angello over
him. Chapman tried to throw himself
over Angello, but went Into a dengerous
position as Angello was quick
. to grasp the situation and almost had
Chapman's shoulders to the mat, but
.Chapman succeeded in evading the
- hold Angello secured on him and
squirmed out of the dangerous hold.
Time-keeper Mcintosh yelled for lime,
which waa a draw after 12 minutes
of wrestling; Angello wanted to continue
for a fail so after a consultation
with Chapman, who looked
I tired. Chapman agreed to continue for
another six minutes after a Ave rain
uU Mt. Time n> Own ?lwn_an*
Angello started to rough ft with Chapman
who at this time wu breathing
heavily and looked tired, Angello
teemed fresh and it teemed only a
matter of time when Angello would
succeed in accomplishing the feat of
throwing Chapman. As the third period
wore on Chapman appeared to
get weaker and then Angello succeeded
in' seourinl a half Nelson on him
and threw Chapman In three minutes
and forty-five seconds. Both men
shook hands In friendly attitude after
the bout was over. As each man
climbed through the ropes to go to
the dressing room they were cheered
for at least three minutes. Angello
made an announcement that he would
wrestle any man in camp at his
weight, 140 pounds, but stipulated
that professionals were barred.
Private George J. Bleweiss, of
Ambulance No. 28, who entertained
us last week with recitations. Jokes
and card tricks attempted to perform
a mind-reading act for the men assisted
by his old-time partner, Corp.
M. K. Page, of Co. K, 47th. It was
the original intention of Prof. Bliweiss
that he was to have Corp. Page
go through the audience blindfolded
asking for different articles for himself
to guess, but changed his plans
at the last moment and he went
through the audience and had Corp.
Page as the mind reader blindfolded.
All went well for about 10 minutes
while Corp. Page succeeded in getting
things correct, but somehow or other
due to the fact that each one must
have been thinking of pay day or
their best girls back home, ths cues
went wrong and Prof. Bliwelss could
not seem to impress on Corp. Page's
mind what It wqs he held up for him
to guess. Two or three times Corp.
Page stated the wrong items and then
our wonderful Professor worked himself
into such a frenzy due partly to
Corp. Page's stupidity and mostly'
from the guying of the large audience ]
stopped the act, and he with Corp.
Page left us in the lurch. We are |
sorry for the Professor as he tried;
hard to please the boys but fell down j
at the most inopportune time in their |
act We trust that they will try again, j
LOOKING FOR MAN WHO
SAID "SUNNY SOUTH"
After poking his head out of the
tent early Wednesday morning, Private
Searle, the "always busy" company
clerk, expressed the opinion that
he would like to get hold of the person
wh.> told him he was going to
the sunny south. Sure thing, clerk.
We would haye him do a night of
guard duty and then, for amusement,
we would roll him around in the
From all reports, the football team
had a grand feed at Charlotte, last
Tuesday evening, when our popular
colonel provided the banquet, which
he promised the boys for winning
the game against the Sth Massachusetts
last Saturday. Private Davidson
said, that he ate so much he had
to refuse the last course. Oh Davie,
why couldn't you have thought to
have filled your pockets so the rest
of us could have had a treat?
"The top sergeant of our company
Is taking a great deal of interest In
the school for non-coms. We think
that he has something up his sleeve
and we hope he gets It.
Whe none of our lieutenants was
instructing the men on the different
parts of a rifle, Private Major was I
asked to give the caliber, and much I
to the amusement of his comrades, j
he promptly gave the number of his
gun. It is quite certain that he
knows the difference by this time.
The 1st N. H. infantry has a football
team that can put up the goods
and according to reports, it has challenged
any team on the grounds. A
game with the Maine "Heavies" would |
be some match, but we understand!
they have declined to play.
Private George Gelly, in marching,
changes his step oftener than any I
person we hav? seen. He Is called
the man with two right feet, that Is
except by the man behind, and his
remarks are not printable.
Corporal Klrlln and Private Irwin,
two huskies from the 5th Massachusetts
Infantry, were transfered to the
1st N. H. Infantry, and assigned to
Company F last Tuesday.
Canteen Graham, the "rough house"
boy, has made a request for a transfer
to the supply company.
Private Clarence Leathers goes to
Charlotte once a week and misses late
check. Put us wise to the girl,
Clarence, because we know you can't
see her but once a week.
It takes a long time to get a letter
from the girl back home in New
Hampshire. If you don't believe it,
ask Private Sherburne how often he
hears from Concorn.
We always thought the Ice was
pretty slippery, but it certainly hasn't
anything on the streets of our camp
ftffar a rainstorm.
CO, F, 58TH INFANTRY.
A lot of the boys are putting In
for furloughs but that Isn't saying
that they, are going to get them>
Some say if they don't get them thdy
are going to take them anyhow. At
that rate that will mean a lot of
money for the government td collect
The boys are thankful to little Barber,
of Co. I, for holding up his end
of the baying match last Friday night
at the Redpath tent and they say he;
Is a pretty classy little boxer. Thei
match was a draw. 1
irtSKEfflALL' LEAGUE OF
CAMP BEING REFORMED
Eight Regiments Have Fives in
New Organization to Play Off
; Schedule at City Y. M. C. A.
I The basketball team representing
building 108, went right on its merry
way whining games, by turning in a
36-20 defeat over the base hospital
shooters. The first half was about
even, but during the second half the
108 team began to roll in baskets with
such regularity and precision that the
base hospital boys were left standing
still; in fact, they were unable to
collect more than four points during
I the_ entire half.
ine 108 team nas oeen rounding into
form during the past week, and
as has been stated previously, has yet
to meet defeat
The entire regimental league Is being
reorganigcd, and the new schedule
will be announced later. The
games are to be played on the Y. M.
C. A. court downtown on Wednesday
and Saturday nights. Steps have been
taken to secure a suitable trophy to
be presented to the championship
team. Some very good basketball is
expected as there is much talent
among the different regiments now
stationed at Camp Greene.
The games are expected to draw
large crowds, as each regiment will
have the backing <jf all its sport enthusiasts,
which means practically every
man in the outfit, for the American
soldier is inherently fond of all forms
of sport. There will be no admission
charged to the men in uniform, but
-civilians will be called upon to pay
an admission of 15 cents. There will
be two games each Wednesday and
Saturday evening, and the games will
be well worth the small admission
i The actual league contents will be|gin
on Wednesday. December 19. and
a large opening night crowd is antlci1
I Physical Director Taylor, of Building
108, and air. I-'aul, of the Charlotte.
Y. M. C. A., are promoting the
league, with the assistance of the
Camp Greene physical directors.
PAYS' W ARM # T RI BUTE
TO VERMONT REGIMENT
Judge Robert Chapin Parker of
Wcstfleld. Mass., a prominent resident
of that town, who has taken active
interest in the welfare of the
soldiers who were cncampe.T at Camp
Bartlett there in writing to a friend
in Burlington has this to say:
- "The First Vermont infantry took
their departure last week Thursday
at 6 a. m. Although, they had expected
to leave Colonel Thomas did
not receive specific instructions until
noon of Wednesday and it was a
strenuous time until the actual leaving.
"We certainly enjoyed the presence
of the Green Mountain officers and
soldiers and their going away is keenly
felt. They have honored us by
their presence and were kind enough
upon their leaving that they had |
never been treated better than they |
were in Westfleld.
[ "I gave myself the privilege of call- I
ing on Colonel Thomas at Camp Dart- j
lett on Wednesday during the prepar- j
ationfr for departure and saying good- :
bye to him and others of the officers. |
I have often thought what a wonder- j
ful regiment it must have been be- ,
, fore it was decimated to make up
(units of the Twenty-sixth division.
Fortunately the band remained in-1
! tact and favored us and other com- i
munities with their unusual music."
I'D LIKK TO BE.
(Contributed by John W. O'Hara, !
Company II, Sixtieth infantry.)
I like to .be the sort of friend that j
you have been to me.
1 like to be the help, that you have |
always been glad to be. j
I'd like to mean as much to you, each
minute of the day, ?
As you have meant, old friend of
mine, to me along the way.
I'd like to do the big things and the j
splendid things for you,
To brush the grey from out your skies,
and leave them only blue.
I'd like to say the kindly things, that
I so oft have heard.
And feel that I could rouse your soul,
the way that mine you've Btirred.
I like to give you back the Joy, that i
you have given me.
Yet that were wishing you a need. I ,
hope will never be.
I like to make you feel as rich as I
who travel on
Undaunted in the darkest hours, with i
you to lean upon. i
I am wishing at this Christmas time, .
that I could buv repay
strewn along my way i
And could I have one wish this year,
only would It be.
I'd like to be the sort of friend, that
you have been to me.
/ SERMON ON "POWER"
/'George E. Day, camp secretary of
the army Y. M. C. A. at Camp Greene,
addressed the religious service at i
building 108 on the subject of "Power."
It was a very thoughtful dis- 1
course and proved very helpful to the
soldiers. Mr. Ayers, leader of the <
Fifth Massachusetts band, played the
piano, and Cook M. P. Brewer, Co. D, 1
Sixth Massachusetts, led the sing lux.
ARMY MEN TO GIVE _
CIRCUS AT AUDITORIUM 1P|
Talent in Great Array Among
Soldiers Insures Fine Program IHjJ
for Entertainment in Char- lu j It
Plans are being made to prevent Su H
the ,"Blg Cfrcus" by Camp Greene |R H III
talent some time .soon in the Char- M M H
lotte auditorium. Ml H Ml Talent
in great array is being W Jll |w
found among the men in camp and
a wonderful program is to be presented.
Fire-eaters, strong men. slack-wire
walkers, wild animals, clowns, jugglers,
gymnasts and all of the other
usual ring features will be features.
The ring-master will be a well- UtO^laBLl
known army man apd the performers Off I IN
will surely in the language of cir- ! Ill
cusdom be culled from the "four cor- UIL IflM
ners of the earth." 111 U
Complete details will be announced BJ
after a meeting of the committee next II ,
Camp Greene who has a new and
novel feature he thinks would interest
the crowd should hand such informs- Bj Juufl
Hon to his "Y" ptwsicai director.
COMPANY I>. 3BTII. Wfll
Seeing as the "boys" of-Company D.
take no offense at the items in BKlll
"Trench and Camp," and the anony- ^0^1
mous writer not having been found AJI
yet, said writer contributes the fol- IkU
As we go to press, Company D. is jjjnjr
about snowed in. Tuesday night, two T 1
or three inches of snow fell, the ^ M
result of which was quite evident I (?^?
the next morning. The supply tent BJUSLjl
collapsed and for once we saw the HillIIIM
"mechanics" at work. "Oh toil, where IwMMnrl
is thy sing?" quoth "Lizzie" SteepHard
luck "Lizzie." I'd see the B
weather man if I were you.
Wood is very scarce In the com- |W||IrKJ
pany, although there is no lack of it |||||||[B
where, we are drilling. The hoys IJ|||||JIB
have to chase into the woods every Mill II# B
night for fuel, with varying results
We wonder why it is "Doc" !-'runklin
always has wood 7 Mlk^aJII
Corak claims that a machine gun
man is worlh two infantry men. We
would like to remind Corak that he f ^ ~J
was not so enthusiastic ubout the
machine gun company two weeks ago BTrTjFl
Is "chow" call a farce? Certainly III
it seems so, for when we reach the l-Tr In
mess hall we are not overloaded with I
"eats." The sign on the dooor H Iffl
which reads. "Come in with noth- 1^1 H
ing. Go out the same way" has a I I LI
real significance. Oh. well, we suf- H
fer in silence. Cfffl
Joe Dyer of the fighting second V I fl||
squad, (amongst themselves), has a SJI U
pipe which may. or may not, be as old lyAI
as himself. We compliment Joe BmI
on his ability' to impersonate a vol- IkIJ|
cano. If. it were more Are than I I III
smoke, the second squad might ap I I I U
point Joe official stove of the tent. I B BJB
?:?'< In. XV.. n Mt:ind It if
Forrest Lyman received a quart of B,W||
cider the other day, and lias been H H
indisposed ever since. n J f, 5
Monday, Company D. put In a day
at the trenches. What the boys
lacked in "pep" was supplied by Lieutenant
Drake. Very likely the lieutenant
uses pepper with his "chow."
"Patsy" Tigiliola says he wishes
they would put Cerntans on postage
stamps so he could lick them. Cuud
for you Patsy.^
grenade throwing, hut in striking out
he is unexcelled. WH
tor with Bowden the other day. Kach
swears he will have the other's life's
blood. Better cool down hoys, hefore
you hurt yourselves. YaIwA-?
"Daddy" Wells Is out on pass, and \TFMb
Martin is taking his place at the in- Vm#* ?
cinerater. We hope he like's his ?"
We never knew, until last Wednes- L ?1
day, that "Lizzie" Steeie was such a JT
handy man with the shovel. That J /I
augurs well for future trench work. M
By the way, "Lizzie" is drilling with \
the company now, it seems good to " Ttly
see him in the awkward squad once |A |
ENTERTAINED BIBLE CLASS. Li
"lhe soldiers entertained the mem- k| II
bers of the Watson Bible class of the U witj
Pryon Street church Sunday afternoon H
at building-108 at the home hour. ^ fifiVI
,*mong the features of the program
was a reading by Private Alfred J.
lluttou, Co. A. Sixth Massachusetts,
ontltled, "The Tale of the Two
filatures." Sergeant Thomas Sullivan,
of the Sixth Massachusetts, gave an BavuM
excellent imitation of a harm on the t38r jrel
pluio. After this program a ?oclal
nour loliowea. rne soiaio. i appr?viated
the ladies braving the inclement If da jT*
weather to give them this goo 1 time. raBfowaJ .
CO. K, 38TH INFANTRY. ill U I
Sergeant Price will eoon leave for
the officers' training camp and the lu I , I
company unanimously wishes him the III
best of luck. Blj
Co. K has the smallest first sergeant
in the regiment. ill
Privates Phillips, Rogers and Am- U
brose were promoted to corporals.
Corporal McMany is rated the best III |
company clerk in the outfit. , ul I
Co. K has the best food swallowing
team in the regiment. They chal- fc JPVM
leuge any company at chow call.