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! National War Work Council
Y.B.C.A. of tkeUmiod State
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I Vol. 1
British Colonel Believes American
TrooDS Are Canable of
Willing Discipline. j
"The American soldier must be j
thoroughly trained before he crosses)
I . the sea, he mOst have respect for his
' officer and respect for the salute, and
!?P''" 'know 0141 the 'atter is one of vital
importance in the maintenance of
. military efficiency," said Colonel R.
V. K. Appiin, D. S. O., pf the British i
JBS?< al"my> In an address berore the body '
SpV -of commissioned and non-commis-j
"Sioned officers of Camp Greene in the
city auditorium of Charlotte Thursday)
JtSr- morning.
. "If the men'are willing to sacrifice
, their livOs for their country, the wornen.
should be' willing to live > for it,
and in so doing perpetuate the race,"
(jHp^.waa also a topic upon which he laid
j.':' expression of rival importance.
' Alluding to the war the colonel
ffl'j stated that the American people are
at war for much the same reason that
I' we were obliged to take up arms
1^. With respect to the value of discipline
" *; in var he was of the opinion that the
American soldier is more capable of
fg attaining It than the German. "Dls?&..
i? the instant and willing obe
f; dlence of every order, and In
fe- sence of an order do what >?u beUeve
}&X?hat order would have been, in Dame
? :i ssiuo?".? ",ck
iibe the lock of his own pin.
Bfc- The British officer said that In the
% ^,y? bca"n^othdeisc?pllne. In the
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|\"5S Glory. You must click so mm
Y,- time you click "over there," down
f& .goes a German, dead. It took two
I/. and one-half years for the British
IS; army to learn to click. We were so
jc:- sure at the beginning: of the war that
' we could beat the Hun that we didn't
click. And, when we failed to click,
the Hun gave us a beating. Because
fey we were unable to click the Hun gave
fcjh-V'- us a beating in the early part of the
jpr war.
Hp- "A civilian In uniform is not a
soldier. You have the finest men in
the world. I see the soldiers in creatlon
in "the southern training camps
j. every day. But it's slow. And I see
v soldiers who sit down and say: 'I will
Ev. fight when I get over there; why salute
until I get 'over there?' If a
? soldier looks at it that way, when he
gets 'over there' the Hun will kill him.
"When we first went to war, the
K-\ British soldiers painted over their
bright buttons on their uniforms, be(
cause they flashed in the sunlight.
Soon, we couldn't understand why a
- ' 'oelment lost trenches. Upon invest!
' r bow their buttons ^were dirty ana
' 5?with naint they reasoned why
, g blurred with pjmtu y u wa3h
W STid?lS. SooS It became dirty.
" wfth a dirty uniform they .aw no
I. r??uv of .havlh, and ^MnBThjn
| they be??intt men losing their
fi S. Now the moat remarkable
" r - ?2mre of the Brill.h army In the
Blanche,"' that every one to clean and
mI - *h*? men work with a click.
"Men go 'over the top' not because
th-y .ar6 brave, but'because they obey
. - . commands. The kaiser
(Continued on Pa*o Two.)
Printed Weekly-for the Y.
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Edition for CAMP GI
"We happened in a house the othe
the legend worked In letters of red, "
Across the room was another brief, 'Go
"Now what's the matter with 'Got
lights the fire, boils an egg. and wipes >
while many a mother is sleeping. He
butcher, the grocer, the milkman and 1
before he has been home-an hour."
"If there Is a noise during the nigi
down stairs to find the burglar and kl
Dad bought the socks in the first plac<
ward. Mother dpes up the fruit; well,
cost like the mischief."
"Dad buys chicken for the Sunda
draws the neck from the ruins after ev
Without a Mother?'" Yes, that is all rl|
Ten chances to one it is a boarding h<
landlady is the widow. Dad, here's lo
have lots of them?but you're all right,
To the men of the Seventh U. S. |
infantry regiment?Learn to smile.
On a long, weary march, let tip |
men will close up, step up and look I
A sad heart will tire in a mile,
while a happy heart will march, and
get other men to march, miles and
What this world wants now is a
few more factories where they turn
out good cheer.
A cheerful, happy human Is a big
asset in any organization.
A crank should be cloroformed.
In business, in war, In anything,
hoist the color of cheerfulness, learn
to sing, smile and say something that
will help. ^
Company B has a boy wonder in
the sixth squad in Carl Czarek, and
Van Aiken says he knows it. Also we
have a sawmill in Private Picard and
Buffalo Bill is still on the job, especially
since he received his automatic.
Schimmel has found something in
Charlotte which occupies a lot of his
time nowadays.
Cronin has the dreams of being
rich some day. Some squad!
A collection of $5 was made to
purchase a frame for the portrait of
President Wilson, painted by Private
John From la of Company H, 50th,
by the members of his company, as
they wish the picture to be presented
to Y. M. C. A. hut No. 104 for a
souvenir from the company.
M. C. A. by Courtesy of
Be ?bsjfrrt)e
tEENE Charlotte, N. C.
11. 1918
^ Their Soup Is Cooked'
^ keep THE PoT
Slv p ??
. ?-Vtl
>r night, and over the parlor door saw
What is Home Without a Mother?'
d Bless Our Home.' "
I Bless Our Dad?' He gets up early,
off the dew of the lawn with his boots
makes the weekly hand-out for the
taker, and his little pile is badly worn
it, Dad is kicked in the back and goes
II him. Mother darns the socks, but
and the needles and the yarn afterDad
bought it all, and jars and sugar
y dinner, carves them himself, and
eryone else is served. 'What is Home
jht, but what is home without father?
nise. Father is under a slab and the
you: you've got your faults?you may
and we'll miss you when you're gone."
"There are three things which I
would have were I a soldier and
going 'over there' to fight," said Doc
lor Alexander 01 riusuurgn unuic mc
soldier body at the Y. building, 104,
Friday night. "They arc a belief in
God, a Bible and a prayer." The object
of the speaker's talk was to convince
every soldier present that so
far as his observations and inquiries
had gone, it was practical for every
man who is out to fight for the colors
to live a life morally clean.
lie said- he had consulted many
non-coms on the subject and all were
in the same unanimity of opinion,
that It was possible to live clean. He
mentioned the names of great military
heroes who believed In the existence
of a Supreme Being and had
the courage to follow the mandates
of the higher law. The British commanders,
Robertson, Haig, and the
French general JofTre were include^
in his list.
Say, men, visit the hostess house.
There is no more attractive place at
Camp Greene for the fellow who
wants a quite chat with charming,
friendly ladles who are there to cheer
you up; who want a bite to eat, for
the cafeteria is excellent: who want
a touch of home?the hostess house
supplies your need.
In a game featured by the heavy
hitting of both teams, the Seventyseventh
field artillery ball tossers defeated
the Thirtieth infantry boys.
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AMY!! Ill I ml IVlRMNb |lf|
Y. M. C. A. Man at Camp Greene
as Student at Oxford Met wWMM
Men From M.ons. UrBmbI %&BY
To us freshmen from America a se- Lfl|||ll
nlor Rhodes scholar said, "Let's visit K iiW i'Jl
the New College park."
It v/as October 1. 1914. In the park mvNVKB
we saw British Tommies in their hosI
pital uniforms of light blue and red II >>yW
i like blood. They were from Mons and nJjst TvJ
Ivicinity and had lots to tell, but war Mrf III
.was then an unknown thing and the Bl 1
same distance lay between our terms HI UB
|of thinking and the things we thought AN IB
about as lie today between the man WKN IjH
I who was drafted yesterday and the MlKX X/B
marines who have seen service in HIIVVVU
France. There were mile* and miles
of Belgian soli and extreme suffering Bfv<Tj 1ITV
between the civilian and the heroes
of Mons and the fight.
Not until these men had returned, K~4aMir
leaving many dead upon European III
oil. did the nation seem to realize' the HsH^V
peed of at) army. It was then that
Kitchener was put to worlr to organ- IH#
Ize and recruit an army to assist the AiU RJr
I French. One of the first evidenced we wl
| had of the country being awake was
the billeting of soldiers?or rather
j volunteers -In Oxford. The landladies. Ml
j reiving small pay' for the same. I t
'did not take long for friction to de llu
velop between the two. The result lill
| was that the landladies revised their y
! ideas of benevolent government and fSpSJi
later submitted to military orders. Iff Hi B II
j allow ed to smoke his pipe in his bed- I m Ijj I
jtron. V vl
I Oxford was soon crowded with men '- iS
Mn Khaki and patriotic ladies handed HBwIBi V
lout white featliers to shopkeepers "who IW ffiiiSn
watched the troops marching through WnhmS/l
.the streets witliout enthusiasm. One rjfW"wYI
of these h:i<I the best of it when he I FKJ7B/
,: remarked. "I looked for one of these WBvy/,
j this morning to clean oat my pipe." WX
intense interest in Ihe drills in the \jT m/l
' | large city parks, where the men went YlA/f/jj^~
| through training in running exercises. I
("cracking the whip." and setting up
' exercises, which as one hopeful said t /
are standing tip exercises that make I > JwTti
you feel like lying down afterward. r &
The khaki was uniform hlue for I
I months, because the factories liad no WTrMMHi
olive drah. Ami the small group of
ling corps were overshadowed by (lie
thousands that were drilling for the
service in the ranks. ve^Fj |pP
Everywhere in England, in I.on- Nf I
don especially, men were being shaped j J
up for service. In the streets* before 11 /T
London university, one of the <|baint- \ \ f'
est spots in the city. I sat on the grey V* i
stone steps and watched the squads \ f
of men in civilian clothes march up X f '
and down. - L. ?t
One afternoon on a quiet street in T
Oxford two studenLs met a long line I
of men coming in from the afternoon j
trench-digging . On sighting the two j
men the crowd started up a song that j ? '
startled both. "How many men does J
Kitchener want? Another hundred Hqr
thousand." I say it to their credit
that both men were in the service before
another week was gone.
l/i Aldershot. one of the large training
camps of southern England a new fcSfT dlfl
recruit refused to don his uniform. Q0BbS
stating that he was not under military ffPWMVl
authority unless he was wearing the
uniform. His companions forcih!> ?
1 subjected hint to military orders by ^|J |||J
dressing mm ill ins mug O lU ... .
with so little courtesy that the man II H | I
suffered more than the uniform. He || II I I
was in the army then tm we say. In ft I |
On Salisbury plaiiv^one Sunday I ||| |
heard tiie great guns booming. We V H |
were at Stonehenge. that arrangement I D fl
of massive rocly> that some call a I I H
I temple to the sun build by Druids 9 I [I
long, long ago. On the artillery range y II I
Sunday was only a day and the lie- | nj|)' jj
cessity of the war was impelling.
' (Continued on Page Two.)

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