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NATIONAL KAII VTORK UOUNCH TJLCA.
of Ik United Statu
i VoL 1 a
BY TROOPS OVERSEAS *
Y. M. C. A. Man From Denmark
Discusses Internal Situ ition
I' The men around the T. building
$' No. 103 were highly ravorea Dy uie
K V fine address given them last week by
E. G. Wilson, an international Y. M.
C. A. worker, direct from Copenha>
gen, Denmark. He has been in this
country a little over a .week and is
making addresses at different places
among the American camps.
Mr. Wilson told the men of many
interesting occurrences and held the
audience in awe through out. His
"St i first words were about the prisoners
Germany today, describing the con\
r ditlons and attitude of the German
J .A. . . people toward them, the camps, the
; ... food,-the amusements and the generjfS;'
; .al-conditions being explained as he.
1. saw them. He remarked hje had no
} desire to preach hats' among the men
as the hatred in Europe today was
|_ enough to satisfy him always. He v
^ , told of the ambitions and hopes of all
' . .." Germany showing that the war was
: their making and their own plan- P'
; -..'. gVv ning, they are hard pressed for food
: and raw materials but they are liv- ?
L ing and fighting on the least they
?Soldiers have been made from eV- JA!
' . ery walk of life and every occupation, T
i ... men drawn from all walks of life un- w
I til today the labor is being done en- at
, ~ tirely by the women of the country,
these women have given husbands, "
sons and all, because the kaiser call- ?'
, ' ed. Germany primarily is a soldier's ^
country, the officers are little gods p
holding the community completely J11
.. in hand. lc,
7?*.. Prom' childhood the children are a:
-*f;V taught war, the toys are cannon, guns,
1 -.awio,0 Rftva of seven are seen I F
going to shoo] with their knapsahk
on their .balk. They go on hikes in
strict mnrching order under a commander.
This Im why tnc war will bo
long and hard. gl
The German statesmen have made
statcsments at different times such
as "Permanent peace is- a beautiful .
dream, but war is essential to God's I
scheme of the universe," and "Seek
' to avoid war but keep every, state or'
U: ganized, so if war should break out w
n tomorrow they will be prepared." Is n
- there any one who does not see the .
reason? ^ a
/ Mr. Wilson tells us "Germany is not w
a state but an army, and it is 65,
' 000,000 people strong." Germany has b
JKT. ' a dream of world empire and is pre- ^
; i_ pared to obtain it if she can. Ac- t<
cording to Mr. Wilson Germany would .
unite all central Europe into a great h
w. . force, then crush dear France and h
5^. . England, then 8outh America until P
ir the world would be German. This
theory will cause the downfall of
Germany for she has forced the world
to fight or be subdued. To give in is
to Germany we will suffer as has A
Poland, Serbia and Belgium. Will me g
be willing to submit to a rule such tl
as they would give us? I believe not,
so let us fight till the end. d
Mr. Wilson told the men of the h
greatest fight they will have to over- n
come, the moral condition and its results
upon the men of the armies in g
Europe today. This will tost every I si
man going to that land no matter1 h
? what his training at home may have I h
been, he will find things vastly dif
rerent. roe socmi wihmuvho "?? v..
lng like those we meet here In this ir
land. Men and women are thrown
together In ways that mould shork si
the mind of the home people and only ci
prayer and the holiness of God can g
keep a man clean and pure. The d
lonesomeness and want for some one tl
-o."' to speak to, someone to spend the b
*' time with may be the cause .but whatevei
It Is, no one can change the re- d
suits of that few momenta In which v
the boy does his wrtfng. Mr. WUson
' gave warning for all men to get near li
God, make, him * friend, let him guide b
and direct your steps, so you can. re- \
Printed Weekly for the T. ft
Edition for CAMP GRE
AMERICA'S PROGRAM 0
The fourteen specific proposals of .
war as set forth In President Wilson's a
No private international understand
reached In the open.
Absolute freedom of the seas in pea
closed by international action.
Removal .of economic barriers amoi
to maintain peace.
Guarantees of the reduction of arrr
slstent with domestic safety.
Impartial adjustment of colonial c
that the peoples concerned have equal
Evacuation of all Russian territoi
Evacuation and restoration of Belgi
Evacuation of French territory and
wrong. " ?
Readjustment of Italy's frontiers ai
Free, opportunity for autonomous
Evacuation of Rumania, Serbia anc
all the Balkan states.
Sovereignty for Turkey's portion <
tonomy for other nationalities.
An independent Poland with access
General association of nations for m
and territorial integrity to large and sn
Every soldier in Camp Greene shou
and memorize these proposals. Paste
article you always carry with you and
until you know them. Know why you ar
irn to the girl at home, clean nnd'J
jre of soul.
The atmosphere is death, dead andj
/log art all around. Seen on i.vcry,
and sre suffering and disease, until
man becomes calloused to it and1 a
nally rejoices in the news of death. |
ho greatest victory is the one in
L:ch the greatest number or men I
The address was something out of j
te ordinary and gives a new light,
pening the eyes of many a man who |
ore the uniform that evening. The i ?
. - _.|.K mon was "keeD i
ean;" "come home with a soul," able rl
i see something "besides the trials, bi
nd troubles undergone. p,
ROM COMPANY C, ?
EIGHTH M. G. BATTALION jt,
Sergeant Chamberlain is our new J*
ipply sergeant. "
Fall in line for trial talcum powder. yt
Thomas M. Holt has decided to w
ansfer from the machine gun outfit "
t the pill rollers.
Private Cootantino, our well known
ood-cutter, has transferred to the jjj
Private Carnegie thinks he is now w
soldier, for he began to shave last
Corporal 'Morbsley has completed e|
is course of Instruction on the gas fl
task. He is now teaching his squad 0|
> adjust the mask in four second?. c.
Private G. L. Adams went on a 43- OI
our pass and his watch stopped when p.
e left camp and he stayed 17 days jj
oor George! ?t
COMPANY I. FORTY-SEVENTH. s,
Company I. Forty-seventh infantry, ir
i getting her share of guarding. ai
bout every three or four days they 0|
o somewhere. Oh well?they are c]
ie on'es who can do It. A
Private Perry received a letter ad- a
ressed to Sergeant Perry. We wish o!
im success in his quick advance- it
Private Coy was made bread ser- j,
eant for a week. He filled his po- fc,
ition very well. The boys all called
im sergeant, which made him arch 31
is chest. Jc
Corporal De Entremont and Me- a
hanlc Hunt hnd a checker tourna- tj.
ent at the Y. M. C. A. Hunt lost. ?
Pay day. Private Hudleaon treated
[x boys to a swell supper at the
amp lunch room. They were hun
w?,,? V.O- thnueht. when thev or
ered the second course, and when
*ey ordered the third he paid, the
Private Bloom has sigrned for a P
ischarge. The boys in his tent ere r<
ery sorry that he is going to leave, a
The non-commissioned officers all v
ke to go to the school at 7 o'clock i w
ecause they miss the movies at iheln
M. C. A. <?>' _ . -
I. C. A. by Courtesy of
IENE Charlotte, N. C.
F PEACE AND WAR
America's program of peace and
iddress to Congress are:
lings; covenants of peace must be
,ce or war except as they may be
ig nations associating themselves
laments to the lowest point conlaims,
based upon the principle
I rights with the governments,
y and opportunity for Russia's
I righting of the Alsace-Lorraine
ong recognizable lines of nationdevelopment
of the peoples of
1 Montenegro and guarantees for
>f the Ottoman empire and auto
utual guarantees of independence
nail states alike.
Id clip the above from the paper
the clipping in the Testament or
read the fourteen proposals daily
e fighting before you go "over the
ERGT. GRAHAM GIVEN
TOKENS FROM COMPAN
akery Company No. 7 Present
Remembrances to Newl
Wedded Inspector of Camp'
Sergeant William J. Graham, c
akery Company, No .7. who was mar
ed to Miss Nellie Crawford, of Le
tnon, Pa., on December 24, 1?'.7, wa
resented with a carving set ami
nautlful cluck, by the men of hi
"Corporal William A. Ernst, mad
le presentation address which wa
i follows: "Bill,-it was not lung ag
tat you had a furlough. You wen
> Lebanon. Pa. On your stay then
ju wished yourself on some belove*
oman and were united in rnatri
lony. You have pleaded guilty, an
now wish to state the sentenc
hich this company has demanded b
laced upon you. First, that you neve
t it happen again, that from no\
a you shall be a happier n an. Bil
e congratulate you, we wish yo
nd yours all kinds of good luck, w
ish you, the very best of healtt
nough of wealth, and good tru
-lends where ever you go. To shoi
jr appreciation, approval, and estee
T your marriage, I present to yo
a behalf of the men of Bakery com
my No. 7 these presents and earnest
trust they will be of some servic
After a loud continued applaust
ergeant Crahani thanked the boyi
i behalf of his wife and self. Serge
at Graham has done twenty year
f active service and all of his dis
larges have been that of "excellent.
record to be proud of indeed. Hi
uties at present are that of Chie
Section or Boss baker, whose dut
is to see that all bread baked a
lis camp, is wnai n snuuiu uc. n
read baked must have his O. h
efore it can be issued to the regi
tents . This means he O. K.'s ove
5 000 pounds of bread a day, th
>b on a whole is one that require
man of ability and one who can ge
tings done. He is and always has bee
ie idol of his company.
SOLDIERS USE LIBRARY.
The soldiers are wearing a pat
> the new camp library and are am
ly rewarded in their quest for goo
sading. At present 9.000 volume
re in the library. Five thousan
olumes?half a carload?arrived lai
eek from Chicago and will soon b
sady for circulation, said Camp L;
rarian F. D. Goodrich.
ARMY NEWS 1 1 |
? FOR ARMY MEN
THEIR HOME FOLKS
No. 16 ||f|
'MB FOB sums 9(ti - ;
SOON TO BE OPENED lIU
jCharlotte People Rent Big R?s:- wMmIB
j dence to Provide Greater
Comfort for Troops. lilyl
The plans of the Charlotte war jll II
j camp community service, represent- BmJLKJA
| Inc the people of the city, for a solj
dices' club are rapidly assuming defj
inite form. Doubtless the ciub will
Do reauy jor use num., ,.,v __
A house unusually well adapted to til Iff llIM
the needs of such a club has been W?Jl]j I (H
rented. It is the house known as the WvvJ
Scott residence on South Tryon street. lllYOonH
!a short distance below the Y. M. C. HIUotxH
i A. building and the postofllre. The PofifiVj
.building Is well located for the pur- 1^1|||||M
j pose, being easily accessible and at k<MJ
! the same time being far enough away BJuLmJU
from the center of the city to nutke
It possible for the club to have plen- |M| M
ty of open space about it. This fea- VKXsffl
Iture will add much to the comfort of fll
I the club during the summer months. B|H yfili
I| Tho house that has Deen seieciea i? PJH ?)il
1 I unusually largo and commodious. fcsSJH
iWith a few alterations It will make Ik i jS
a most ideal club building. In sonic iftfia B M
/jway. perhaps by building an addition B B lK
' to the present house, ample provision IJvSv
'will be made for baths. In tills way BpjVjH HR
31 enough shower baths can he installed flj |M
y in the afternoon and evening. There /jf Bj
s I will also he reading and ^ wriUng Uh.W|
j games, shoe shine stand and other u|| Cm NfjH
conveniences. It is also probable that HI JPl II 01
^l:i lunch counter will he operated at IM il jUi jlm
-[the like will be dispensed at cost. In HnfilBrBl
.. addition to these features, the comimittee
in charge of working out the YfRUfjUfMj
s i organization and management has un- rllOg.
aider consideration other provisions for Jfo WgZ.
s'the recreation and comfort of the men IwJfHSJI/
! whicli will he announced In duo time. K # v?Jay
e Certainly the porches and vard of U.VB/
s! the house will be provided with
o; chairs, benches, hammocks and tin- BVgTfiX'f
t; like, so as to give abundant onportu- \f]/^
i. ' nity to enjoy outdoor lounging in the ji Jp/<
d warm weather. -The who!- oi.i.et of
i-! the committee in charge of tin- mat- tw/fX---)
d | ter will be to make this the most at- '
e ; tractive place for the soldier to loaf '( 1^. jj
e ! when he Is in the city.
r | The people of Charlotte are greatly f
v j interested in the movement and can rJS)h
1, jbe counted upon to provide the funds /KsltSfilt
u. needed to give tho club proper equipeiment
and to keep it going. As the //JJKr
l.'club should serve the soldiers In the
el largest possible way. the committee In
v j charge of the matter feels that the yvJ/i 1
nisoiaier# Bliuum nwiw.c
u they consider the most desirable. Sol- U?A ?
-Idlers are, therefore. Invited to cxpresM t T
-Jtheir ideas about the club, either ^ \V?'
e through a visit or through a letter to Ur \lif
Mr. W. A. Wheatley, secretary, Char- V 1 ?
J. lotte war camp community service at V . <
3. his office in the Carnegie library. ^ 1?rr
i- From week to week in Trench and A j
Camp announcements regarding the
i- club and the progress being made to"
wards having it ready to begin opera
atlon will be made. The work of makif
ing the necessary alterations and im- .
y provementa will be started as soon as
it possible and rushed to completion as
III rapidly as may be.
f-J K. OF C. NOTES. gggWw
ir | The K. of C. building recently stag- KMT
e I cd a star entertainment. Corporal QqmH
>81 Taylor of the Sfxty-flrst infant* y. an |jFgiTtmJ'jj
it ex-Barnum and Bailey clown, r'urnh.h- fc.gf."."
n od the chief amusement in in
Private Edward Wilson, contortion- If rjlj ffl
1st, and Dav# Williams, machine gun Of IIII I I
company of Fiftieth Infantry, helped U -JJlJ I I
to give the boys a good time. II Jjlj IB
On January 17 two French classes In (In II
h were organized under the direction of fll |j|| j||
i- Secretary Manlon. About 26 men rog- VI III I
d istered and the advanced class wnl be
s instructed by Private Provencher of m I
d the Thirty-eighth Infantry and Profes- Bl || IHI *
5t sor Boreaux of the First New Hoiup- Hj II Jfll
ie shire. ** 1"'' >w
I- The player piano has been fixed and
is now rendering #good service.