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Y.M.C. A. el the UsiteJ Statu
I: Vol. l
HELIGIOItS PIIK IT
W,ork of Bible Classes and Other
Into Nature of Work.
. . Our religious work director, who
was sick tn the Charlotte sanatorium
for a while, is back on the Job with
his belt drawn one notch tighter.
I Rev. J. W. Moore, pastor of Trinity
M. E. church, has charge of our
midweek services during January. He
1b helping 10 snepnera me ho micro.
On a recent Sunday morning a group
of men attended communion service
at his church.
The open forum Bible class is ex!
ceedlng our expectations. It Is held
at 2rl6 p. m. on Sunday* The atJ
tendance ranges from 300 to 800. The
I" men seem eager to listen to the Bible
talks. We use chaplains, ministers,
l\ ' "Y" secretaries and business men to
teach the class.
Twenty-seven men were In the enlisted
that otir prayers are answered. We
I' Anally arrived at the solution that
;S - when a men rises from his prayer a
> 'better man, his prayer is answered.
Agafn another seemed greatly disturbed
about the fact that a soldier
' Is expected to kill his fellowman. and
therefore could not be a Christian
? while in the army, several answers
were suggested by the men, but the
one that gave the greatest satisfaction
was that there Is a vast difference
between "to kill" and "to murder."
One may kill his foe because
il%\ he loves truth. Murder, on the other
hand, is the outgrowth of hate.
The withdrawal of certain troops
has removed some of our key Bible
. class men. We shall miss their hearh'.
ty co-operation and wish them Godspeed
in their future fields. Chap: ;
lain Hall, of the Fiftieth regiment, is
!- the efficient leader of this class.
Our Sunday afternoon home hours i
are progressing prosperously. We aim
to give the men a good time. Our i
program on January 6 was of an un fe,
usual character. Lieut. Keith Ryan,
of the Maine Heavy artillery, furnished
the talent. He Is an opera
singer of note and ability. His rich
tenor voice captivated the men and j
he was recalled several times. A second
rendering of one selection was ;
requested. Lieutenant Ryan sings the .
highest class of music. The following
numbers were in his program: |
"Fear Not, O Israel," by Dudley Buck;
> "Absent," by Metcalf; "Sunshine of ,
Your Smile," by Ray; "Beloved It Is
Morn," by Aylward. The soldiers ,
showed an exceptional appreciation of
the singing of Lieutenant Ryan. Anyone
who has the idea that the soldier
does not enjoy the higher type 1
of entertainment should have been 1
*here and noticed the deep silence dur- 1
ing the singing, then the vigorous 1
applause. When the men were asked
if they wanted the singer to return
the response showed clearly their 1
Mimirian x T, Ivory, of the Thirty- |
ninth Regiment band, accompanied
the lieutenant Mr. Ivory is a professionalist
on the piano, and is ready
and willing to give the "T" a lift at
any time. May his trtoe increase!
Mr. Hawes, a Boston business man,
who has given up his business to en
-v r- a work has been
In this building for a while. He Is a :
leader of music and singing, and has i
had charge of the singing at our re- >
ligious services- Corporal Gagnon, .
alias "Nemo," of the Y. M. C., First i
New Hampshire infantry, presides at
j-;. the piano during most of the meet- t
lngs. He is always ready for service I
at the "Y.rt
Bishop Mitchell, of the M. E. :
r church, and from St. Paul, Minn., 1
was preacher of the evening on !
Thursday, January ,8. His subject was i
- "Show Thyself a Man." With rare i
eloquence he held the attention of
the men. At times a ripple ?f mirth 1
. Stole through .the audience, now open I
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Naw, site's gone down quite a bitlaughter,
then seriousness. He 1
brought home the fact that to be a 1
man was to have the right kind of t
soul life. After the service the bish- <
op met the men personally and many! j
signed the war roll. j J
On January 9, the Rev. Dr. Littelle, ' J
Presbyterian minister from the Tiago
Presbyterian church, Philadelphia, 1
preached. His intense earnestness *
held the fellows spellbound as he led t
them step by step in mind up the,?
pathway to a clean life. At the close i ^
of his 'sermon, in response to a care- 11
ful, well-defined challeng *he men i f
arose almost to a man declaring for j i
Christ as Savior. It was an lnspir-1
Lnsr sight. rne secretaries nuiu?w |
that out of the 600 men present, at
least 250 were malting their first
On a recent Sunday evening, Mr.
Mason, a Charlotte business man,
spoke. His message was well received.
Private Brush, of the New Hampjhire
regiment, added to this service
by reading "The Belgian Priest," and
a couple of other selections. Private
Brush was with the campaign for
ambulance funds prior to entering
Personal interviews are on the inorease.
Every member of this staff is on
the job with his toes In the sand, and
pulling hard for success. Three of
the staff are in public work as speakers.
Mr. Winchell, building secre- c
tary, recently occupied the pulpit at
the Westminster Presbyterian church; ?
Mr .Williams, our physical director,
spoke to the boys at the city Y. M.
C. A. on Sunday, January Mr.
Armbrust, the religious director, gets
It happened at the Southern sta-11
tlon a few evenings ago. ' A Boston 11
business man and his wife Just start- t
Ing north. A soldier going home to f
his father's funeral. The "Y" man \
knew both. An introduction; the 1
business man invited the lonely and *
bereaved soldier into the pullman to r
talk awhile. The business man proirided
the soldier with a pullman a
berth for the night. The next morn- r
Ing they breakfasted together in ?
M. C. A. by Courtesy of
EENE Charlotte, N. C.
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-only up to my shoulders now."
iVashlngton, where the business man
lad an engagement. After breakfast
he soldier was directed how to pro:eed
to his home In New Hampshire.
good sleep, hot breakfast, and the
!riendly grasp of the hand helped
he suffering soldier on his way. The
tusiness man is a big business man.
?iit hna limp to srive his fellowman
i lift. He writes: "If I can do anyhing
for the soldiers, Just command
ne." And the business man wife?
veil, she gave the whole transaction
he "mother touch." That's the "Y"
rame?we stand between the soldier
md the home folks. \ t
rWO "SEX" SPEAKERS ^ *
COMING TO CAMP GREENE
Men of Camp Greene are going to
icar the "sex question" presented by
wo of the country's foremost speakrs
on that subject.
In an effort tt> have this subject get
o every man's attention, the army
'Y" secures the best speakers avail
Dr. Winfleld Scott Hall, of Chicago,
rill be here from February 16 to Febuary
19 and Rev. Harvy T. Burns,
>f Chicago, will be here March 25
o March 81.
Dr. Hall has already spoken In
Jamp Greene, being here when the
rorty-flrst division occupied the
f. M. C. A. SURPRISES MEN.
ARRIVING AT RIFLE RANGE
The men going on two-day visits
o the rifle range have been agreea>ly
surprised to And a T. M. C. A.
ent already pn the grounds and ready
or a program of interest to the men.
Ana WOras Oi praise im?o wwu
ieard from the men because the "Y"
vas on the Job to help make things
ileasant for them.
Messrs. Ray Cooper and Carl Libby
ire the secretaries In charge of the
ifle range tent. They enjoy their program
~j army news jjj
%, for army men
their home folks
kress of li#. ci x^lf| '?
rnn deportment Hi
Fine Large Mat Received for MfBj
Wrestling and Boxing?Good w JnjtfW
Games ot Basketball.
in possession of a fine larKc mat to VjUQuJA
be used for the^ wrestling and I.oxihk jihi'mib
tournaments, mis mai win .. HTfjJJi
possible for the matches to be conducted
without the annoyance of had
"elbow bruises and skin scratches." r jf
The "Y" men are anxious that every In
man in camp gets an opportunity to |M
engage in cither one of these branch- ?
es of sport and are each willing to , J III
encourage the sport in each company yfk
and regiment. The regimental ath- V\ Kim
letic officers of the camp should feel
free and willing to use the mats and Vjf tNI
may do so at either of the "Y" huts. Jf 1 INI
There is no game in athletic sport Hill II1^
that wil|f bring the crowd to their fllTTTTTM
feet with excitement -m will a good naMjrjal
fast game of baikilball. And some IIH
good games an jjing played at the IVIH
Charlotte "Y" each week in the camp W'mll
regimental basketball league now IJfM
rtlnning. The games are clean, fast It M QlriMi
and furious and well worth the time II Iffl
J to see as well us the small price of
| admission charged. Some of the
players on the regimental teams are KfllB
I old timers at the game and are fast
getting back to their Conner line conIn
Rpeaklng of basketball players W jhj
said about the great game that Phyni- HlfljHIl
cal Director George Taylor, of "Y" SQUjLjBHI r
No. 106 plays. Taylor can cover tff
as much floor in a game as any two N jffl VR M
tonm work is right there. He is I ! I
promoting the game at camp.
A second league in basketball is fiMOtM M
now being formed among the regi- jnSffIV
ments and all athletic- olllcers are re- WTBJiy
quested to enter teams with either
the camp . physical director. A, E.
j the camp cross country run ^whlch
J issue plans whereby it will )> made J*
possible for this to he the rule. Noth- ' f'ry,
j ing develops a man's physical be- /irt fmh
ing so well as boxing, wrestling, lJIIKBI
push-ball or basketball and it is
hoped that every man will be scheduled
in either or each of these sports. /fJfKKhCP
Feels something like baseball fiZrSfrvyi
weather the past few days anil one yVI
or two teams could be seen lately in Z_? I *?
team practice. Rushing the season, as
It were. V \ > /
That team from the Eighth Massa- \W \ *
chusetts that captured that roll or V, ' *
cash In the Christmas meet hasn't V "
got through talking about it yet? \
and well may they talk about their A IT Tf
prowess but?the other teams are go- j
ing to come back in the next few
meets and show that they were only flnH' |
out for practice on Christmas. BabM
Athletic Dates Ahead. Kwaj I
meet- ^ fl5?jg?l
January 26.?Cross country run.
February 2?Inter-regimental ath'^F^ruary
[THREE PRIZKS FOR ~
BEST SIIOUT STORY |f i ...
A chance for every soldier jit (Jj vjlj |||
Camp Greene to win n prize is H lljl III
given by Trench and Ctunp. Three |I Jill Jig
engraved cups offered by Harry IB Jju J||
Newcomb, physical director at "Y" U III
102, will be presented as a first, | U|
second, and third prize to the three I HE
men who liand in the three best g J Rig
short news, feature or Action
stories to tiic secretaries before R
February 1. The three winning U .Jig
stories will be published ht * ' III
Trendi and Camp. E3CJ2J