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] National War Work Council "*
Y.M.C.A. cf the United States
WILL OBSEfiVE DAY
| ^ OF PRAYER AT CAMP
President Wilson's Proclamation
to Be Followed by Military and
<Jarrylng out President Wilson's deEk
sire to have Thursday. May 30, oby*.;<Mtrvcd
all over the country as a day
prayer and fasting, the military
. and welfare organizations at Camp
^Qneeae^re planning a number of
Sar^lces* whjch will carry out his purfp;j)08e.
Religious Work Director Thompson.
lot the army Y. M. C. A., has announced
that there will be services in
I all of the "YA buildings on Thursday
' morning, and it Is also probable that
i ;the other welfare organizations will
K . have like services. Though no definite
announcement has been made, there
Ij^^will. be doubtless several regimental
The following proclamation, which
issued hv President Wilson at the |
IBf request of Congress, was issued the I
jjr^ ' "And whereas it has flways been j
] son. President of the United States of
?* America, db hereby proclaim Thurs>
**ay' *he thirtieth day of NJay. a day
already freighted with sacred and
L. 8? stimulating memories, a day of public
^/ humiliation, prayer, and fasting, end
exhort my fellow citizens of all I
&&&iths and creeds to assailable on that
^'v-day in their ?several place i of worm
ship and there, as well as in their
ajw'. homes, to pray Almighty .'3od that
He may forgive our ?lns and shortti'*'
comings as a people ami purify our
Wj. hearts to see and love the truth, to
Jffejfcccept and defend all things that are
Kyjust and right, and to purpose only
f those righteous acts anl Judgments,
' arc in conformity with Mis will;
BKJeseeching hini that He will g'v.i vie
Jui'.tory fo'our armies as they fight for j
freedom, wisdom to those who take \
counsel on our behalf in these /lays:
i jM.iof dark struggle and perplexity, and ,
sj Steadfastness to our people to make
sacrifice to the utmost ip support of
* "What is just and true, bringing us at
last the peace In which men's hearts '
' * l? la fminripd
^ Can oe at rest uevouoc <i
w z upon mercy. Justice, and good will.
"In witness whereof I have hereunto 1
V. ? set my hand and caused the seal of the I
United States to be affixed.
H&'- "Done In the District of Columbia '
> this eleventh day of May, In the year
ty of our Lord nineteen hundred and
f':. ?' eighteen and of the Independence of
Vffiffrii United States the one hundred and
"By the President:
"Robert, Lansing, secretary of
j^p/:: v state."
RED CROSS WORKERS ON
LECTURE TOUR IN STATE
v During the past week J. B. Branch,
^associated field director, stationed at
Camp Greene, having charge of home
? service work, has been lecturing in
- eastern Carolina on Red Cross activities,
to help raise $100,000,000, which
ie going way "over the top," thanks to
the noble generosity of the people.
HffiBliam Phelps of Binghamton, N.
* T., arrived at camp mis weea anu is
now- snsagtd in his new work at the
base hospital, taking over the correspondiKe.'Sf
patients and keeping
them lh touch with their home peo? '"
The nelr tennis courts at the base I
.. hospital will soon be finished, thanks f
to Ueutenant Warner.
It is hoped that the new convalescent
home at the base hospital will
Be Under way within the next 10 days,
end when completed will be a big
1?lp .in bringing comfort and cheer
pp Che sick boys.
Printed Weekly for the
Edition for ' CAMP
(Drawn especially for Cai
(Editor's Note?This poem prese
In his brief address In Charlotte In
experiences in France. The-* poem
neral of an America soldier which
great numbers of French women
wept over the remains of the dead j
or son of theirs, according to Mr.
poem he presented It to Mr. Baker
It to the French ambassador at Wa
by it that he had copies made for p
larfce engraved copy made and frar
A country road somewhi
A sound of solemn music.
An army chaplain and a villi
Arm linked to arm. Last, b
A group of women soberly ai
Between the front and n
A flic of "Nos amis,"?those
Who come to succor France.
The quiet, central figure of t
Who was he? Who was
Upon his comrades' muscles
In honor from some game w
A glory from defeat?
Though he was but a simple,
Whose game was war, whose
These women of the Fra
Had never known his face or
But when they saw the fune
Dropping their daily tasks.
Of his own womankind. ?u
Shone out from theirs. Aim*
Had spirited across the windAnd
swept through these sac
Great heart of France!
The blasts of battles and the
. Which yet hath .grace to spai
From thy unnumbered dead
Our love is thine!
By whatsoever pledge it may
By these--thy women mother
Y. M. C. A. by Courtesy of
GREENE Charlotte, N. C.
IE TO VICTORY
nip Greene Trench and Camp.)
5 OF FRANCE" j
;nts a scene described by Secretary Baiter
ist Sunday night, a scene from hfc recent
Ik based upon Mr. Baker's story of a fuhe
witnessed and which was attended by
and children, the women In black, who
\merlcan hero as if he had been a brother
Baker. After the author had written the
, who was much pleased with It and sent
sningion, wno was so ravoraoiy impressed
rivate distribution, in addition to having a '
ned to hang on the wall of his office.)
ere in France.
ut not least
ear of this parade
he day. i
this who lay
as if borne
here he had torn
o he had,
goal hia nearing grave.
.nee ne came 10 save
heard his name,
ral file, they came,
to take the place
9 mother's face
ost it seemed that she
1 eyes of Picardy.
which hath withstood so well
hates of hell,
re thy prayers and flowers
to one of ours,
by hand, by head
ing our dead!
DMUND VANCE COOKE.
1918, N. E. A.)
ARMY NEWS I j|
, FOR ARMY MEN
THEIR HOME FOLKS
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SOLDIERS HI CAMP HEAR jtS!
MISS MARGARET WILSON ||f|
Presidents Daughter Sings to Mil
hour Large Audiences at mvwm
Y. M. C. A. Buildings.
Four delist.tful concerts were giv- I ^ Fvnj
en at Camp (Jreenc by Miss Margaret \ rfmk M
Woodrow Wilson Friday night and l/H
Inst night. "Y" building 104 and the mfnuH
base hospital "V" were packed with ir " jl
soldiers to hear her Friday night, and
equally ii.rge audiences heard her last
night al buildings 105 and 10u.
Miss Wilson has a repertoire of pop- 33
ular and classic songs which she sang ITT II
in a most pleaing manner. The audi II I
eiices were composed entirely of sol WM IB
diets, it having been her desire that QT\ ^41
the audience be made up <>f the men Uk> /Mm
Miss Wilson, who is making a tour
of the military camps,in the south- yvf iWjJ
eastern departments, arrived in Char- l|fl)|H| ||W
lotto Friday, and will leave this morn- J
ing for Camp Lee, I'eterrbu.g. Va.. Ij^
where she will sing to the soldiers. |L if] Bg La
With lier are Mis. Koss l>avid, of |l K9<Jl, iiU
New York, her accompanist,- and A. H
1*. Oakcs, publicity director of the fitJJ?AK
aiiuy Y. M. C. In the southeastern de- - -ju ^
Wilson was to have sung at the "Y" Wvkp--^|
buildings the soldiers were on hand I1A mi
eagerly awaiting her. She was heart- B W-B Iff
ny cucert <1 uy me men. unci uie> un ag m "TM
tenod most attentively. JLyj|P
While in the city Miss Wilson spent j^mJI W
her time <|uietly at her room at the H Byf] m
Some mouths ago Cliarlotte had the HI UA M Ml
pleasure ?if having her sing at the iLi ij?r
city auditorium. Then, she was tour- M || jg
ing the south and :;inging to raise H Iffl HI H
funds for war wotk. Her tour now B |j j|j flj
is merely to ehoer the soldiers, and II I A
judging from the pleasing appear- wrm larTIl
anets of lite men last night they were C?LJnL_iB>?
che?red very much by her singing. f?sS.U7Kt}j
She already has visited pvuritcn I ly all WmF ^
of the camps in lite sotitli and lias |VWjK^R^*v
been greeted l?v large audiences ??f
soldiers whom she pleased by her
THOUSANDS COMING FROM
SEVIER TO CAMP GREENE |fJA .
Remaining Units of Aviation
Mobilization Depot to Bo T\\&At
Transferred Here. I
Camp Sevier, (Jreenville. S. <".. fyi.Wjyj
May -'a.?lemaininK units in m. . . y. .
aviation mobilization depot here will "^iWKpyJ
soon be transferred to Camp Creene. ft/ilwf?f-fl '
ut Charlotte, it has been learned. The M
exact date of the transfer is not Np 1
available. Part of the ground now
occupied by the depot is to be used \| \ |
by Jhe provisional depot brigade \. \
which will care fo rincorning select V * ^
men, and these will begin to arrive at y f
The aviation depot has been in ex- Ul ristence
perhaps four months, and as I
its name implies is n place where
units of aviation troops are mo- I
bilized before being: sent across. Only J
troops of the ground branch of tin- /
aviation section of the signal corps
have been sent here, these being nioxtly
carpenters and mechanics, organibed
as construction companies, aero
squadrons, and provisional service HSS^PBKB
battalions. All of these men possessed
the technical qualifications of their
trades before entering the service, and
in consequence iney are given umj
military training here, the one purpose
being to instil into them the H Ml l|j|
spirit of military obedience before H IIf _Hjp
sending them to actual service. They I If jJH
will be used to build the hangars f| 01 ' ^
narrow-gauge railway systems, fields. M II ,'OTO Vp/".
etc.. which the American air fleet will H Bfl U-Jlff ' '
require in France. IJ 00 \flj|
There have been at times as tnnnv I] in jBb y ^
as 4,000 men in the depot, but the Of Hw IMR
number now is hardly above 3.000. Jl ff| |B| 3
It is commanded by Major Merchant. |J j Jt,
signal corps, aviation section, whib- JI\UII \' *0
the organization of the different unit PlMVCV /1
is very irregular.