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MIME FOLKS REALIZE
SERIOUSNESS OF WAF
KVisit to Different C.ommunitiei
| Reveal Awakened Spirit?Go.od
i Crops; Much Patriotism.
J^^EjjjBty'-the Editor of Trench and Camp.}
have had occasion to observe
K these Columns recently that th<
all over thi-i country are no*
Mde jxvvake as to the seriousness o;
to' smtion into which the war haj
BNos<V us, and that they are tre
^mendously interested in the giganth
Hgfcparation which is being made t<
ring a successful end the struggle
Spr human liberty. A week's absence
mm camp, during which time the
gpriter visited a number of communi
Hm of widely different character, haj
KgOnvinced him of the truth of the
bfctement The folks back home have
ngne to a realization of the fact tha
fe fighting front extends to our owi
Borders, and they are conductnif
g^^^^mjnated so successfully, was an in
. SPiWlng, One outstanding fact in con
(j riection with that success was th
pgHeirdid way in which the small towi
IWl and country communities responded t<
the call. Heretofore there has seemee
Hn(i be some apathy in those quarters
B^-due no doubt to the lack of general in
^'formation as to the seriousness of th<
J^-'aituatlon, but now that the sleepini
? Hr giant Is awake his roar can be heart
tjfcf even by the kaiser himself/
Practically every home, whether ii
Rgaipie city or country, has a representa
8$ri#v? either in camp or trench. Thi
Eg being bo, there is little wonder tha
people are aroused. As a peopli
Have been sensible of the horror o
j & ' the war these past four years; nov
I"that sensibility has been quickened
fm Efflifr own flesh and blood-is in the thicl
RSf.the battle; our own loved ones an
themselves upon the altar o
.aacrlflce. The mother's son is nov
over ther; therefore her heart is als<
"nuai. thpri>." The father has a quie
IE-* but intense pride in an offspring tha
is prpving hifrnself a man; and he 1:
-ii; prepared to back him to the las
ft:-ditch. ' These mothers and father
I not only have service flags streaming
f'.ffbm the windows and hung no thi
kfdoors, but they are ready to mak.
? .sacrifices in order that their sons ma:
fei become more efficient fighters.
The trip included a visit to a rura
. > community. One thing that struck u:
T^gtftrticularly was the condition of th<
?;y-crops They are unusually fine foi
thte time of the year, and give ev
^ orry promise of giving a large yield
didn't expect to see the cultiva
(, tion so far advanced, knowing as w<
L did that labor was scarce and tha
bfr: so many of the boys had gone fron
fet \*hd.- -Xarm to the camp. But some
rat how the farmers have managed t<
make a fine showing in this respect
p&f&his is one of the practical evidence!
l-?ot: patriotism that will help greatl]
tMjfa the Winning of the war.
BB^Another spot visited was a the
^logical seminary. Here one woul<
IX : Hot expect to find the hyrry and ex
I- citement of war preparation. W<
pr-didn't find exactly that, but we di(
y1;-discover that even in this quiet am
EWcred place there was almost i
Jpjioly zeal for the cause. When ir
ff the old chapel, filled with the mem
'"~ hlohnna whnsi
jr " orjeo ut a. iiuuu.?>.
V/Viwreet memory throws a halo al
v around, there was unfurled on grad
Uatlon day a service flag that ha
jf pn its breast 70 stars we could no'
j '^belp but be struck with the univer
1 MOity of our suffering, the unanimity
jr? of our sacrifice.
%>> Frbm thence we went into a city
P&afta.r which is being built a gigantic
L -ship building plant. Wc stood or
f^. tho same spot that four months age
an unused swamp and saw c
rH H^Wlderful transformation. In these
FS-'four months there has been erected
(." v a magnificent plant To the tune o]
[ countless hammers a host of work<
~r men are burning out ships; ships
.that will play a big part in the war
v . t game. Everywhere in this cltj
' *.:"#>?' * :' ' / ,' : ' ' ' '% :' '
nr.^Lk. iL^ v
rriniCQ ytwhij tur iuc i.
Edition for CAMP GI
"LEST .WE FORGET,
) I "*
1 1 ?
'? (Drawn especialyly for Camp
? there was hurry and bustle; work
* and accomplishment.
Everywhere there Is the refrain:
i "We are going to win?God being
- our helper, we're going to win." And
s we will!
I SENATOR OVERMAN WAS
CAMP GREENE VISITOR
J Made Unofficial Visit Which ConJ
vinced Him of Many Desirable
> Points of Camp.
\ ? ? i
a Senator Lee S. Overman, of North ,
t' Carolina, paid a visit to Camp Greene i
b the past week, the first he has made
* since the establishment of the camp, j
0 He made a semi-official inspection, be- I
f ing accompanied by a number of i
^ prominent business men of Charlotte*/
g after which he said: "I am impressed.
e very mucn. senator uvernmn, auct
r his visit to the camp and then a con.
ference at the Manufacturers' club
. told a reporter of The-Charlotte Ob
server that "Charlotte whould not be
a in the least apprehensive over the
t future of Camp Greener*
i Senator Overman wis greatly In
terested in the establiafcrment of Camp
> Greene and a great deal of the credit
. fo rits location in Charlotte is due
3 him. During all the Ariod when the !
f camp was being given a bad name he |
had great faith in the desirabliity of >
. the site, so much so that he was able
1 to make his optimism felt by the ofll.
cials of the war department.
& - This distinguished visitor has been
I much in the public eye of late, partic[
ularly because of his championcy of a
t bill to place in the hands of President
j Wilson almost unlimited power in the
. conduct of the war. The fact that he
3 overcame every obstacle and his bill
i was passed was a fine tribute to his
lability and the regard in which he is
held among his colleagues.
SERGEANT SHANK'S RECORD.
Sej-geant Shank of the 20th Co., 7th
Reg., who managed the Indianapolis
Speedway .taclng team for James A. |
Allison and Carl G. Fisher, holds the
world's record for fast wheel change,
Changing a tire for Johnny Aitken,
.1916 world's speedway champion in
the Harkness Trophy race held at
Sheepshead Bay, in 13 seconds flat.
Previous record was 15 seconds flat
made by Sergt. Shank while he was
pit manager for Barney Oldfield Cincinnati
Speedway races?The Propeller.
a 11 _
M. C. A. by Courtesy of
IEENE Charlotte, N. C.
LEST WE FORGET."
Greene Trench and Camp.)
THIRTEENTH COMPANY HAS
A SUMPTUOUS BANQUET
Mess Sergeant Kennedy and
Cooks Outdo Themselves in
Preparing Table Full of Good
On Tuesday evening of the past week
the members of the Thirteenth company,
Fourth Motor .-mechanics, sat
down to a sumptuously prepared dinner.
The committe In charge, together
with the cooks and a force of
voluntary K. P's., worked hard for the
Success of the occasion, and their efforts
were rewarded by the apprecia
tion which was evidenced on every
The mess hall was converted into
a beautiful bower of leaves and flowers.
The cooks and Mess Sergeant
Kennedy were handsome in their spotlessly
with caps and uniforms, and
one imagined when the dinner was
on and the carbaret entertainers were
singing that perhaps he wasn't in
camp at all, but had suddenly dropped
into a Broadway cabaret. The
entertainers were at their best. Block
and Hale, of the local company, were
the bright particular stars as song and
dance artists. As Block said afterward,
"It was a verra, verra grand uffair."
Following is a list of the committee;
Arrangment committe, Sergeant
D. Stearns Jamison, Partrick Lynch,
Gordon F. Love, Wilber F. Reed,
George H. Lee, and Hiram W. Kennedy;
cooks Albert B. Overline,, Wm.
J. McGregor, and Wint H. Waldron.
A most excellent menu was served,
on that showed the care which nad
Decn exercised oy iuusc m
of the banquet.
WILL PRESENT SILVER
LOVING CUP TO WINNER
The silver loving cup offered by
The Charlotte Observer for the winner
of the 15-mile handicap auto race at
the /air ground race track last Wednescfey
will be presented to Lieutenant
Philllips, who finished first, driving
a Maxwell, at the officers' meeting
of the Third Motor Mechanics
regiment Wednesday morning at 11:30
o'clock, Clarence O. Kuester, one of
the promoters of the races, announced
yesterday. Chaplain Strickland of
the Third Motor Mechanics regiment,
will make the presentation speech.
ARMY NEWS j fljj J
C FOR ARMY MEN 'CJljJ^
W _ -V
THEIR HOME FOLKS
No. 36 m|I
OPEN WARFARE TD BE HH
STRESSED IN GIMPS ||J| '
New Order Reveals Fact That jJj^|Sij|j
Tactics May Be Adopted to |jU|4j|
Hasten End of War. MjKjrnJ
Washington, June 5. ? American I *
troops in training at home are being I jfl
especially schooled now in preparation IB
for the forward move of the allied flWfnW?
arnties expected to follow the ultl- ~~ji
mate etching of Germany's offensive
power. It was learned today that or- H
tiers have been issued to division com- FV'
manders to lay greater stress upon H III
training for open warfare, and reduce Wh .10
me iimc uevoieu 10 learning treneh WVvMl I 1/B
The men are being hardened to long BllPifVH
marches, given target practice with- BrVf TNjQ
ou tend and thoroughly trained to pdlllllLUig
take care of themselves in the give ByVYTTTYTH
and take of open combat. K^aLcr|]H
Military observers say this change
in the midst of the greatest effort of BB^B ttl
^^^^5enc^^aT'l^^ade8 the councils
and armies of the American and ljj Blffl
the allies. When many of the men
now in training here reach France, IK
long marches and swift maneuvering IfifflB W
against a retreating force may be well B JjjK
Influential olllcers returning from
the front have been insisting recently W wyn Hi!
upon greater attention to general ele- .B B Ul H
nients of warfare and less to the fine R n M It
details of position fighting in fixed juLjjtLjtfjU
trench lines. These ofliccrs say the B~M| VC
j American soldier takes naturally to IK nn In W
! training of litis sort and that he B yl 111 IB
I should be developed as highly as pos- 01 m ml R
slble in all around soldiering, leaving
the details of trench warfare educa- (gJ| jjftjD
I lion to be added by a brief post grad- ? mman kj/~\
I uato course when he roaches France. flf *2 I
i inis view 10ulid ready svnipntny Mere. IIV?^LF
i for it is believed the old .stalemate of |
the trench lines hay been broken nev- jgU
j er to return.
i Today's news from the front added A >
to the growing conviction here that w $ &'/
General Koch has outgeneralled the yLm ?
Germans in the Aisne front in having nr //
brought them to a halt without weakening
the defenses of the channel lyY)
ports. Territory has been yielded but
no point of strategic value, and the ' f
Germans must try again to draw away J* \tz\i
the supporting lines in l'lcardy and
Flanders, or face the necessity of ^L.
hurling their army fnto the wall of /KctJjIShP
man power, French, British and American,
that now blocks the road to 1
the channel ports.
Officers who have come from the
front say that the American units yWv!
pouring into France In a steady and KV I V.
growing stream despite German IT- V 4? j
boats at both ends of the 3,000 mile \?
water haul, are arriving well ad- lV.X'ti
vanccd in training for the business V* \ p
ahead of them. ' fj
Commenting upon the high tributes V el
paid by French and British officers to ^ V- -jr
the Americans, It was remarked today
tha twhile the engagements in which Aflfl
the Americans have been given a i
chance as yet have been minor af- MSB <
fairs, proportionately, always the dash
has been there. One officer recently jL
back from the front pointed out that
while French and British veterans are Br-wr 3d
brave beyond words, ready for battle
whenever and wherever it may come.
they are cooled by long years of the
struggle. The Americans are craving Pjffirftlffilf ^
a uimriue iw ufcjji, iui it 1a an new iu ?^ \
, saa ,>-7
Mr. Duckctt Safe Across. I |fc>i /
I W*' \ Vy +
Dr. I. W. Jamieson has received a II y
card from his nephew, Robert M. If lr?"V' v
Duckett, stating he has arrived over- If /
seas. Mr. Duckett after graduating IU
from the A. & E. college entered | %newspaper
work. At the time he en- (J!
listed in the state national guard he I || 0
was sporting editor qf The Raleigh s i!
Times. He is a son of Mrs. W. S. I MP"* ||
Shelor, of Raleigh, but spent most of
his life in Charlotte. Hi mm