? TRENCH AND CAMP
Theodore Partrick, Jr., Editor.
Published weekly at the National
Cantonments for the soldiers of tho^
United States, under the auspices of
the National War Work Council of
the Y. M. C. A. of the United States,
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as Advisory Board. ,
CAMP GREENE EDITION.
Published every Monday at Camp
Greene. N. C., by the Army Y. M. C. I
A., with the co-operation of The
______Charlotte Observer. Charlotte, N. C. ,
Business office at Y. M. C. A. Administration
Building No. 101. [
News and correspondence received ,
at all Y. M. C. A. buildings on Camp [
Greene reservations when properly;
BA If) M The folks ' back home" are evident-j
S Wl j)J ffl The fact that all of the campaigns)
N II are going so big with the people Is an |
evidence of the fact that they are
I vly One wife delivered an ultimatum!
jnfl [flf if to her husband. "Join the marines or !
3 leave home." He joined the marines.,1
8HRJI If after the war there are not a good
B ItfKll j| many husbands who will give sutttct-;
SLjB tf j ent aid in the kitchen it will not be
the fault of their army training. )
Bin IKJ? The Camp Oreene boys who have
WprVjrV gone across are writing back about,
1^: 5 H the tine treatment that they are getI
A lin* al the hantlse of the natives.;
II W IfTil They may he a little fussed over the
Till fill I effusiveness of the French dames, but
III 11 lilll the embarrassment will wear off.
If you have an idea, gentle reader,
that college spirit is about the most
V^*l rampant thing there is. please revise
IT VJ your opinion. The fervent and loyal
I II spirit manifested by the motor me-!
If II chanics at the championship baseball;
V , JM game recently was the finest thing wej
iPyUll reverent and prayerful spirit!
manifested by a good number of Camp!
yni U lP| Crecnc soldiers on the 30th of May,
felWPWtW the day set apart by the President as
a ,'a>* ?f prayer, was an evidence of j
~ii '.i,?ani<i that are'
made for the spiritual and material;
M nLay welfare of the fine men whom we are
sending to France to represent us on
I jL jSgl There conies a touching little story
jufij from the trenches in France. Onej
I OH soldier who was a victim of the boche
SJ ul had on liis person when found a little [
testament. It was shot through and
JBm through with bullet and bayonet holes.
He had taken it with him through all J
M t'f the fighting and the waiting, and it j
I R I [U must have given him untold comfort!
JP to have such a companion. This re-1
minus us. too. that most all of the
occupants of the trenches will have
H J S-5 There continually comes to our at-f
tention increasing evidence of the fact
that America is fully awake to the
rVKStt fact that we must play a tremendous
and sacrificial part in the great war
that is now rending the whole of EuvUHi
rope. The people in the country and
in the small towns, who. it must be
admitted were pathetic in the firsr
months of our participation in the
V war. are now as responsive to every
* - * hA
V\ call that is made as me pnipie
\ cities. The presence in the ranks of
representatives from every family
brings the war very close home to
/^*J ? 0^'ery body.
. 'TRONALONE, A^MUSiCAL
' STAR, HEARD AT Y 105
U One of the largest audiences of the
I* || year was present at "Y" building 10s
r ?IL on Tuesday evening of the past week
w Ik WT" to take part and enjoy an impromptu
Jf musical, which was given that evening
in place of the regular athletic
f) program. The program was directed
III by Harryl Hertzfeld, building physlf
I I The program consisted of singing
I and reading by the soldier talent, and
,[ SB every number was well rendered and
JMJ enthusiastically received by the audience.
Among those who took part in
the evening's entertainment were:
IIH StcJ I'hilip Rudd, Ninth company. Third
j?C? Motor Mechanics, songs and readings;
I Ivan Bolton. Aero squadron, pianist;
Ira (Joss. Sixth company Motor Mechanics.
songs; H. C. Christ man. Sixth
^ camouflage company, soft shoe dancFrank
C. Tronolone of the Twentv^rst
casual company made hte hit of
the evening with his rag time playing
and singing, in which he has no equal.
Ufii itfri mi: Tronolone's work was almost an entire
Ml Mil fill entertainment within itself. He
10H Mil IIHI played any number called for by the
I (III I1 URI audience, and led mein in me singing
if V Ml I -of the popular choruses of the day.
I filil au(*tence was reluctant to see him
II B nil at l^c cn(* his Part l^e Pr?Mr.
Hertzfeld hopes to make these
I K HI musical nights part of the program of
II H HI the usual stunt nights alternating it
(I | tjll with the athletic night Tuesday of
this week will be athletic night and
prospects are good for a rousing night
of boxing and wrestlinig.
AT BASE HOSPITAL
^Secretary Charles Martin spoke at
the detention camp last Sunday evening.
Secretary D. W. Milam led
The new plan for a service every
Sunday morning at the "Y" began
very promisingly last Sunday. Dr.
H. P. Eckhardt. one of the Lutheran
camp pastors, preached a strong seiI
mon. Doctor Eckhardt is a man of
winning personality ana hkos wen
at all the "IV Next Sunday morning
the service will be In charge of
Dr. H. O. Nash, the Episcopal camp
! Last Sunday afternoon the young:
people from the St. Paul's Presbyterian
church of Charlotte entertained
the soldiers during the home hour.
The soldiers themselves participated
I in the entertainment at the call of
I Mr. White, the leader of the hour.
An impromptu male quartet sang
some selections, and Mr. Gates sang
a solo in his usual pleasing manner.
The members of the St. Paul's church
! offer a welcome to the soldiers not
only to their regular services but to
their homes. The soldiers are warmly
invited to these home hour gatherings.
They are informal and offer
a tine opportunity to the men to beI
come acquainted with some of the
j best people in a very natural way.
Dr. John A. Hainer, the Baptist
! camp pastor, spoke very effectively
last Sunday evening to a large audience
on "Blind Bartimeus." We are
sorry to learn that Dr. Hainer is soon j
to leave us to resume his work in |
i the pastorate in Philadelphia. He has i
1 endeared himself to us in his short i
On Tuesday evening a most excellent
musical program was given at
the "Y." Mrs. Strong, wife of Capj
tain Strong, entertained with some
piano solos. Her playing was notable
both for technic and for expression^
Mrs. Clark, wife of Captain Clark,
played the violin with much skill.
| The program was delightfully varied.
I Miss Summerrow, of Charlotte, sang
[ several solos that wero received with j
uiurri nppiause. Airs. Allium, wue or
Secretary D. W. Milam. and Miss
Summerrow. sang a duet v#ry interestingly.
The concert as a whole was j
of a high standard and one of the!
best that has ever been given at the j
Memorial day was observed at the |
"Y" very impressively. A morning j
service was held at 10 o'clock. The j
I President's proclamation was read;
also part of the ninth chapter of|
Daniel, a passage on repentence for
national sin. There was no address; i
the meeting was devoted to hymn ajid |
psayer. In the evening Dr. Charles
L. Jaekson conducted a service and.
made a powerful address on "Detnoniac
Germany." The address was I
I based on the Scripture incident of
the demoniac boy. Doctor Jackson
said that just as the boy had been
1 demoniac from childhood. so. too,
| Germany h;fd been obsessed with an
evil spirit from the birth'of the empire;
and that just as the evil spirit
could not be cast out of the boy but
, by prayer and fasting, neither has
the demon in Germany been cast out |
j by the allies, through the use of men j
: and guns. We need prayer. The
; President's proclamation, calling the
! nation to humiliation before God, tho
i speaker said, is the greatest deliver!
ance he has made.
j The third regiment of Motor MeI
chanics band gave a fine concert at
' the base hospital band stand last
Thursday evening at 7 o'clock. It
! was very much enjoyed. We are
wishing that such concerts might be !
given every week.
Private Max Rogow. of Pittsburgh, 1
ex-Keith acrobat. with nine other
men from the base hospital medical
supply detachment left camp on Saturday.
This will be a loss to all the
"Ys." for Kogow and Baranow have
put on some very fine exhibitions of
physical strength at all our buildings.
Baranow is inconsolable.
GOOD HOME HOUR
PROGRAM AT 106.
A group of children from the
Fourth ward school of Charlotte,
directed by Miss Julia McNincm* had
charge of the home hour at building
No. 106 Sunday afternoon, May 26.
They had given the same cntertaini
ment in the city and raised $75.00 for
| the Red Cross. The children did
j splendidly and the men thoroughly enjoyed
their songs and recitations.
I Their presence reminded mairy of the
j soldiers of brothers and sisters and
I children at home. A group of parents
I and friends accompanied the children
and their presence was also highly appreciated.
ACTIVITIES IN TOWN.
In addition to the smoker, entertainment
and usual Wednesday evenI
ing dance, a special dance was given
Unn^nv Unv 97 In Vtnnnn nf "VIT
I iUUHUUJ , ?*?.., - , ? ? V*. ?*?. .
! JafTey who has been called in the i
! draft. This was a -very well attended
| affair by the men in camp and equal!
ly well attended by the fairer sex !
, from Charlotte. Mr. Jaffey has been ;
j very interested in the work of the ;
. board in Charlotte and It with a great
I deal of regret that we see him leave
j our midst although of course we all
' know that he is going to do that
greatest duty and will soon he wearing
the khajtl of Uncle Sam. Mr.
JafTey was remembered by his friends
in Charlotte and Mr. Weill, after a
I very complimentary speech, presentI
ed him with a gold wrist watch.
. ' V" '
CHANGE IN HOSTESS "71
HOUSE MANAGEMENT HERE
Mrs. Mary Pinkham, who for
some time has been the chief executive
of the Camp Greene hostess, left
the first of June for her home in
Boston, where she will spend a month.
Mrs. Pinkham is a woman of charming
personality, and has been very
successful -in the management of the
Mrs. Mabel Van Dahlen, of the
Wells college faculty, at Aurora, N.
Y.. arrived at Camp Greene the past
week and will fill the vacancy caused
by the departure of Mrs. Pinkham.
Mrs. Van Dahlen has taught vocal
music at Wells college for a number
of years, and has a fine soprano voice
that no doubt will be heard by the
soldiers of this camp on a number of
Misses Holmes and Greene, who
have been associated with Mrs. JPinlihnm
In tho manno-Pmpnt of the host
ess house, will remain on the staff.
The temporary hostess hou.*t\ on
the Tuckaseege road, near the old
camp headquarter, i* open to the
public, as well as to me soldiers and.
their relatives and friends. It has
one of the most beautiful situations
in camp. The house is fronted by a
broad and shady lawn that will furnish
a rendexvous for the soldierr and
their guests on ihe hot sumnuf afternoons,
and is admirably rf-iapted for
parties. Tennis courts are to bo built
for the convenience of the patrons
of the house. Special musical programs
are io ho planned for Sunday
afternoons, and to tneso Cornell's everyone
will oe invited.
ALL SHOT TO PIECES
The Seventh company. 3rd M. M.
Rep. S. C., has not been in an actual
engagement, but nevertheless now
that the personnel department has
completed their attack, the fighting
seventh is all shot. And when Capt.
Jones counted his men he discovered
the fact that he just had enough men
left to man "The Sturdy Shi No. 1 M.
M. Special," a complete working
model of an aeroplane which swings
with the wind from the top of the
pole that supports the bulletin board
of the 7th. The No. 1 M. M. Special
is constructed along new and original
lines and Sergeant Gulbreth. the inventor
and designer, predicts a great
future for this machine if given an
Sergeant Hill of the Seventh company
says he has but one regret and
mat is mat ne cannot move nis trucx
garden from the seventh to the fourth
company. He has a large assortment
of vegetables planted In the plots formerly
occupied by unu&ied tents in
the rear of the company street, and
the sergeant has devoted all his spare
time and evenings cultivating this
To the boys who are coming the
seventh extends it's heartiest welcome.
And to the boys who are being transferred
we extend our best wishes,
knowing that you will live up to the
high standard of loyalty and efficiency
which you have displayed during our
association and which helped to pyt
our company on an equal footing with
the best. We part with you, not from
choice, but for the good of tho service.
BAND CONCERT GIVEN FOR
The Third Motor Mechanics band,
which has done fine service on many
occasions during the time that It has
been stationed at Camp Greene, has
furnished music to no more anpreci
ative an audience than it did on
Thursday evening of the past week,
when it gave a concert for the convalescent
soldiers at the base hospital.
Under the leadership of Director Almeron
W. Peebles, a number of selections
were played that were greatly
During the concert hour an address
was made by Dr. Charles L. Jackson,
religious work secretary for the "Y"
at the base hospital, his subject being
"Dcmonized Germany." His was a
most powerful Indictment of the German
cause, and an interpretation of it
ir. the light of Christ's life and teaching.
Mr. D. Ward Milan, through
whose efforts the band was secured,
was present for the service.
NOTES FROM THE TWENTY-FIRST
CASUAL COMPANY M. M. S. C.
Private Clayton Hall, who enlisted
in Champaign, 111., on February 26,
this year, was only 17 years old at
the time. He -has done fine service as
an entertainer in the Y. M. C. A.
huts, having taken part in several
programs at "Y" 104. He has taken
several prizes in wrestling and boxing
Corp. J. J. Tanner, of this company,
who is the efficient mail clerk,
takes creat pride in this organization.
Private Paul Vance has a charge
against him, however, for getting his
girl's address off the back of one of
her letters, then taking all of his
correspnodence away from him.
Privates John C. Cosgrove and W.
H. Waters, who have been traveling
from camp to camp in the motor
mechanics regiments, have gotten together
a small company of dogs, and
expect to train them for Red Cross
service. Both Mr. Waters and Mr.
Cosgrove were in the New Jersey Infantry,
at Camp McClellan, Ala.
ONE OP GOD'S TRUE MESSENGERS ^
The army Y. M. C. A. at Caap
Greene lius no more effective worker ; *. ;
Qinn i>r. Charles Lincoln Jackson,
who Is now directing the reHffkM* ; fw
work for the "F at the base hoa? ;? .
pltaL He has n uood message for afl . ^
the folks to whom he ministers; and
hk f rlnnHu !LC? nnwitwr^l l?V Ilk*
quulntnnccs. Before entering the "T*
work Doctor Jackson was pastoc of '
a Baptist church in Brooklyn.
FOURTH M. M. REGIMENT
TO PLAY VOLLEYBALL /. |
Men of This Regiment to Begin
Program Which Has Been jiggr
Outlined. . v^jjf
The volley ball program for the
Motor Mechanics Is going to be realized
and each company will soon m
hame a court. Monday moning the m
detail will begin work starting at one W .
end of the regiment and going to* T\
every street placing the vollsy bilS^AAv
court where the company commander
decides for it to be
The first meeting was held under
Fliysical Director Aylsworth at Y. M.
C. A. 104, companies represented were
rnira company sergt. u. u.
Fifth company E. La Flenr, Seventh
company E. J. McClellum, Sixth com* ffifc
pany C. J. Creveling, Tenth companyns3g
Sergeant Epple, Thirteenth company
A. Schwehr, Sixteenth company Sarg|?$gH
J. C. Brown and G. C. Collins. All th# sag
men were in favor of a real beginning
and making the game worth
and promised to do all in their powef
to make it a success in the FourtS.*3fc.;
Regiment The next meeting will
held on Tuesday evening. 7 p. m., al iX
the Y. M. G A. 104. All compax?*?
are asked to have their representative Sjg,
on hand as the organization of tba ??
committee will be made tha tnlght, figj I
and the plans for the entire schedulc^^.
will be laid out and approved. .
Through MaJ. M. D. Stone this pr?v
gram is made possible as he is thigSgg
man all activities must be approvjfegjjK
by before going into elfect and AjfcSflff
the men of the Fourth are to
thankful that they have a man of hjf '^SQ]
good spirit at the head of the athletJe gjBKl
work, the men should feel obliged to. :?$??
get behind everything that is belM^gB.;!
promoted by the athletic-departmegESg^i
Support all games and teams as far .
as you are able, show a good coaa^JSK;!
pany spirit and make the army life
enjoyable as you can. It will lift- trigg1
large burden from your shoulders 4f$?glh
you can enjoy sports and take partJff-L.V'
them. If a man does not come out otSf*
this war a better man spiritually
physically It is his own fault for thb-J
opportunities are more numerous than
in civil life. Fresh air, good, buildingfood,
out door exercise and
never tend to. run a man down. Ton
must realize these things so there is
no excuse for anything but thl bent #>
in a man to be shown while in hte