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Natunai War Work CeuNcn
Y.H.C.A. of the Uaited State.
! 'ISLE OF HEFDEE' IS N
T IT USE HOSPITAL
Thousands of Letters Are Penned
i There During Mud
The new Y. M. C. A. "hut" at the
ry base hospital was fitted up Just In time
to counter attack the drive of bad
weather forces, which have besieged
the camp during the past two weeks.
I' During the time when the hospital
camp was knee deep in mua ana wator.
stubbornly rentetini the chorees
of driving rain clouds the Y. M. c. a.
quartern ra the yerltnble Iele ot
Refuge" to which the men of the detachment
floundered their way every
]V club," aa the red triangle
I quarters is called by the men, sorted
i as the show, the postofflce and stddy
room for most of the medical soldiers
L# daring those trying shut-in daysJ
Thousands of letters were written
n the plain bench tables over the
week-end. In the "Y" room alone
teVtotters were nuaUedon Sunday.
' ' era? statement among the soldiers.
. Mail clerks at the hospital ray that
It the out-going mall was the heaviest
inot wpnir that It has been since the
'.gili holidays. ?
Plan Formal Opening.
rl . Ah soon as the weather becomes
more nettled In its ways there will be
a formal opening of the hospital x.
M. C. A. There will be special music.
Dr. J. O. Grogan, camp secretary, and
?: jr. t. Mangum, camp social secretary,
will be speakers on the dedication pro^The
piano for the hospital "Y" has
arrived as far as Charlotte It will be
brought to the cacp building when the
highways become passage again.
Those who braved the storam Sunday
evening to attend the service at
? the Y. M. C. A. found themselves in
one of the most earnest religious gatherings
of the year. Every man pres'
' er*. aided in a spirited fashion in singing
the familiar hymns.
Secretary John W. Day delivered a
most inspiring talg?one of ithose ,
warm messages with its word pictures
taken from everyday life. His subject ,
ject was "The Courgae of the Common
Plane " He snoke of the opportunities ,
f- In everyday living for building character
to stand the brief but telling i
crises of peace and war.
Twenty of the camp nurses attended
the service. They Joined in the |
singing and added much to the harBi
A mony of the song.
Sergeant Zunder has been presiding
, - at the little organ. He obtains both
volume and melody from the small
instrument, but it keeps him mighty
"I believe I ran twenty miles tonight,"
he said at the close of the last
number. He will no doubt be ready ,
' to represent the base hospital in the ,
long distance runs in the approaching ,
field meet If he .runs as well as he
53, plays he will bring back the medal.
Two New Majors.
The men of the medica ldepartment
take great pride in announcing the
promotion of two of their "officers to '
f?V- the rank of major. The latest ad
V vancements among the base hospital
officers gave that rank to the former
Captains George A. Renn and D. C. ]
*?> ' ' Wiygln. !
Major Renn has been at the Camp
Greene hospital since its establlsh.
ment. He saw its buildings reared ?
fay and tenanted. Since he came herd "
'?sw in Scptemfer he has acted as adjutant
ffe;'- /of the hospital. '
Major Renn was horn- and reared (
at Raleigh, N. C.. but later moted i
to Norfolk, Va., where he was in ac- t
tive medical practice when war was , ^
declared on Germany. In civil prac- i
tlee,he had gained notice as an eye <(
specialist. He served three years in (f
the medical department of-the army |t
prior to 1902 and at his re-enlistment; i
Printed Weekly for the 1
Edition, feu* CAMP G
COMPANG C, SIXTIETH.
First Lieutenant Lee S. Eadis of
Company C. Sixtieth infantry, reported
to Camp Insurance Officer,
Captain Pond, that every officer
and man In his company lias taken
out war risk insurance?the average
amount for each man being
Lieutenant Eadls lias made an
enviable record. In the drive for
war risk insurance eve^y company
commander has u test of real leadership.
last August was given the rann of
Major Wiggin came to the Camp
Greene base hospital in November.
He had served four years in the medical
branch of the regular army prior
to his re-enlistment on June 17 of
last year. His home Is at the Rosebank
quarantine station in New York
state. He is a specialist In the treatment
of contagious diseases, and is
at the head of the Isolated wards In
the base hospital.
Caxno From Washington.
Lieutenant Colonel Montcrief. of
Washington, D. C., assistant to the j
surgeon, was at the base hospital last ;
Tuesday. He spent almost the entire i
day in conference with ocers and in
an inspection of the grounds.
New Nurses Arrive.
Fourteen women nurses arrived at
These women, who make up the latest
addition to the efficient nursing
corps, are from California. They
have been brought across the conti- i
nent by the government, which setktJ
to plaoe all its working forces at ,
points of vantage.
They deserve the deepest admira- !
Hon and respect from all the enlisted
medical department men who are !
serving at the base hospital. The .
nurses are entitled to a dignified sa- j
lute from each medical soldier who !
passes them on the hospital grounds, i
Fro mall ward masters and orderlies i
the nurses merit the deference of hav- 1
ins their requests carried out prompt- I
ly and with good will, without the
goad of military order to that effect..
Music Hath Charms.
The ward of Isolation No. 3 has I
been shown a spirit of fuller service i
which deserves attention. Through j
the generosity an defforts of the ward I
orderlies and the giving of small sums
bought for the building. Twenty records
have been purchased during the
few weeks that the mutjlcal instrument
has been in use. Private Wallac
Judd has acted as purchasing agent
for the ward and his selection of records
proves his judgment.
Every one of the records arc played
in each of the live apartments of
the ward each day. Figuring from the
scientific fact that it requires 126 revolutions
of the disc to render the se>lection
"She Is the Sunshine of Vir- :
ginia," one of the number, it Is estimated
that the revolving base muBt ;
make at last 1.2,600 turns in amusing
the patients during each 24 hours.
Making Insurance Drive.
Top Sergeant P. J. Dempsey is bend- :
ing every effort to induce all men of :
the detachment to take out govern- 1
ment life insurance. He has delivered 1
talks on the subject to the men as- 1
jembled at the medical classes. He |
calls attention to the fact that Febru- I
ary 12 is the last day for securing the
More than thirty per cent of the !
men have already taken out "safety i
first" policies. All the amounts se- !
cured by the soldiers so far are be
tween $5,000 and $io.ooo.
NOTICE TO MEN IN REGIMENTS
SURROUNDING- BlUJOING NO. 103
You arc given notice that on the
stunt nights at this building there will j
je a number of contests carried on i
,o determine the champions of each
company 'and the champion of the
-eglment for different weights In
hese events: Indian wrestling, hand
vrestling, rooster light, dog light
There will be started a tournament;
'or the boxers .for the ^purpose ofj
luding a champion for each corapany
ind for the regiment Get your name ]
n as soon as possible. i
f. M. C. A. by Courtesy of
1REENE Charlotte, N. C.
MADE TROOPS FORGET
QUARANTINE AND MUD
Men Around Y 103 Enjoy Stunt
Night Show of Comedy, Fighting
and Music as of Yore.
For the first time, since the quaran-;
tine has been put on this camp, the(
men around Camp Y. M. C. A. 103;
forgot everything and enjoyed the
"stunt night" show as they use to ini
the days of yore. No,need to tell the|
feelings of the hundreds of men sta-|
tloned at this camp, and their love,
of this place. The people of town
have their opinion of this camp and
the present conditions concerning
them, but the" soldiers of this camp
have a much better opinion of the
town and the citizens' feeling for
them, also the "sunny south" and the
wonderful climate the people talk
about when the sun shines. Enough
The evening opened with the general
singing, a part of the program!
from this time on. This part is en-1
Joyed by the entire crowd and the
singing proved the best yet. More,
men joined in the singing and wej
wouldn't be surprised to have some,
fine singing going on here in a short;
time. The learning of a few songs
will . tend to liven things up when
the boys get over to France. ;
*? 'Otrmctfy?-pictures of "Iionesome _
Eiilfe" were shown to cheer the men
a little. We are enjoying a fine run i
of pictures these days, through the^
fine work of our faithful friend "Dia-i
mon Kid Prett," of the Seventh infantry,
our movie picture man. (
This night's opener was a bit different
from the ordinary, as the first
number was an exhibition of the;
barred wrestling holds, shown by!
Sergeant Harris and Private Bajewicz.
both of the Seventh. These holds
were the strangle-hold, the toe-hold, I
the head-lock, the head-scissors and
the toe-hold. The hammer-lock and:
' " ?ill In n num. '
ber of camps. Wrestling Is a sport;
that should be taught to every man.
in the army, some camps at this time:
have wrestling tournaments in full I
swing, all Y. M. C. A. and K. of C.
buildings being used for that purpose. |
The lirst bout was between Sergeant j
Harris, Company B. and Private
Rosso, both of the Seventh. Rosso;
gained first fall in two and a half
minutes, while the second fall took
him seven minutes to perform. Private
Rosso is to wrestle in a big match j
in town as soon as the game is allowed
there. This was the first real
bout we have had in this building fori
The second bout was a hummer j
between Private Bajewlcz and Private:
Hribel, both of the Seventh. The in-J
tention was to go three periods, five'
minutes each. The first fall was won I
by Bajewlcz in four and one-half;
minutes. The second fall was won
by Hribel in six minutes. The third
match was the best and one could!
hardly pick the winner. Bajewlcz';
finally put Hribel's shoulders to the I
matt for the winning fall. This end-1;
oH iho wrestling, with the promise of I:
many more good bouts to follow at aji
future date. Haufman proved a fine!
referee and held the men in good
behavior every minute. j'
Boxing took the stage and Private: I
Zeman. quartermaster's corps, of thej<
3eventh. made Private Wagner quit in '
the first round. Much to the dis
pleasure of Zeman. The best bout:
was between Private Robinowltz and |
Private Livschldz. both from the
Seventh. Robinowitz gave a good ex-J
blbition and was too fast for his partner.
this match went four rounds and:
pleased the bunch.
McKonly and Scott, of the Seventh,
Save the crowd an exhibition to seej
who could hit the hardest and mdre)ften.
They were good and mixed itj
jp for four rounds. Scott sure has abard
Jaw. and McKonly a hard head.j
Both men enjoy the game and box
most all the time.
A11 men around the buildi.ig are;
iske l to get in touch with the "Y"j
?eoi:?tary and get in the game as soon |
is possible. You are all invited and.
trgcl to get In. the game so you can;
>e of use to -yourself when you wllli
ieed the training you can get here.1
army news ^|
X for army men ?-~
their home folks
No. 18 llfl
CORPORAL mm TELLS Ifff
OF GOING\m THE TOP' MH
Member of Thirty-eighth Infan- mMWW
try Saw Two Years' Service KMnfTI
With Tommies. (slUl
the actual flKhtlng for two years.
Corp. Wm. DeVaney, 3Sth Infantry. KWjriX/i
"D" Company, the author, was in this IITyy^l
country at the outbreak of the war.
and left to enlist in the British army. mn j I
After three month's training, he was II I I
years he spent most of the time at or RiN 9
near the front. The account given II Wjrjj
here of going over tlie top is from Iyjt V*
actual experience. Corp. DeVaney Kifl| If
has a very interesting sic"**-to tell.
and will speak iu eacii of the Y. M. C. BlULwi
A. buildings during his stay ai III
Camp Greene. He will ulso contrl- Iml
bute to "Trench and Camp'.' articles flTBK
about the real things "over there."
He was an active participant in the |UR
battles of the Somnte and Vimy Ridge. B^SsBa
A| the latter engagemeul he was KJj I
in u hospital in Scotland, lie received
an honorable discharge from H UjJ B
visit l?!h family in this countiy. and nRifflHjn
has now enlisted in our army to do
vaney Is proving of great assistance |11|
dawn, the feelirg is pretty hard to Wt8>JL|Sdescribe,
but I can tell you. no mat- *J|nSN|n
ter how brave a man may be. I bet
you a good dinner his knees will j!Ur ?T
knock together. Over the top you /
go with the best of luck. JjJjvT//''
"Well, after you have been relieved Jyr
by some other division, wc have to jjp Mf.
hike back to our billets, barns and
sheds?-any obi place you an get into
way to our billets, about a six mile |V
hike. We are all worn with the want T \
of a good sleep. Here we are If
mouth organ, will strike up that fav- I
in Your Old Kit Hag and Smile, Smile.
Smile." "Keep the Home Fires Kuriling,
Etc." We trudge along through W/fJm/lPf
the ahell-worn roads. Then one of (un/imC
the boys will say, "Cheer up fellows y|wl 1 t
we will soon get a hot drink of oof- " I
fee." We see a small dim light in
the distance?the boys know the \< \\. /
meaning of this light?it is a Y. M. U? \ '
C. A. behind the firing line, as neai P
as they dare venture. The boys drop v ,
in and take oft their packs, move \ > .
close to the nice fire, get a mess lin A fc- V
of hot coffee and sandwiches. ThenIs
writing material in boxes placed
around the dugout. You can write JkjJHj
your letter home there. You do not EMI
have to worry about a stamp. Just BSfig /
write vour letter, address It. and giv V
it to the Y. M. C. A. attendants and P^jig
they will get it home for you. After ' ^
we have our coffee and soup we start
off for the billets. The old mouth uvrjri
urgan hits up the favorite air "Tip- OgKr^aM
perary." We land at the billets. go rTiltktiPi
into them tired and worn out. covered
with clay from head to feet. We VQpWptt j
are out of the trenches now, mayb for
five or six days. We lay in tlies- kin jjii i...
billets thinking of home. When \v? nil. v|Jj |||l
Ihe Y. M. C. A. There you will se.- (811 JjJj |((E
the boys looking bright and cheery IBjJ HR [|JE
tome writing home, some playing IIIII nil Ijfi
checkers and chess. A bunch sing 11111 J||| JjJf
Ing around a piano. If the Y. M HJII HI] 11]
C._ A. is anything to a soldier buy i i Hill l|] Jul
Prance, it is a home.
"When wc were holding the front Hill II Ml
line trepebes at we had a flu |jn UwlaJ ^ :
lime in-mud up to our wrists. When
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