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TERRITORY OF HAWAII
Git aar latest pneaj
Tho birth of baseball on one section
of the French line where tho game
had never been Been before, la de
scribed in nn Interesting report by a
Y.M.C.A. secretary in charge of a
foyer du soldat.
"The paraphernalia at my com
mand," he wrltcH In telling of how the
great American game became popular,
"consisted of a backstop the pride of
my architectural and athletic Ideas
tin indoor baseball and two bats. The
bases wore Improvised by sawing a
plank into four squares. As I walked
out of thfi foyer one evening with that
equipment under my arm, the loung
ing groups of French soldiers cast
si. le long glances of curiosity ond
sorn. It was evident they were not
(1 'imistic in regard to the success of
tb ! innovation.
"After I had established tho homo
base, there were only two poilus bu
di.cious enough to show that they
ei tertained some degree of listless
in: crest in what was going on. I be
g::ii batting the ball at the backstop,
knocking out a few base hits Into the
wire netting. Then suddenly wheel
l ; about, I threw the ball at one of
!ne spectators. Ho dodged it, but an
Dthor poilu went after it and threw It
ii;:ck at me.
"I swung at the ball, but it passed
t- and the poilus laughed to see me
. tried around by the momentum of
i.' swinging bat. Others had been
t traded by that time, and it was
vident that interest was beginning to
,imw. The man who had thrown the
:nll back volunteered to pitch, and
:ttcr a while he was able to land the
liall near enough to the bat to enable
:m to give it a wallop that sent It
way out into- the field.
"There were some who by this time
"i:.d become sufliciently interested to
accept nn invitation to do outfielder
work, and after fifteen minutes of bat
ting I yielded the bat to another.
"Some of the poilus got onto the
knack of batting very quickly and
this, of course, engendered an ambi
'en to surpass one another in sending
he ball a great distance.
"I had taken a position in the field
it il chased the ball with a far greater
liveliness than would have sulliced
:i:dei' ordinary circumstances and al
ways, took care to pull off some sen
sational or amusing acrobatic stunt
to win as many laughs as possible.
KecruiU came Hocking to us by this
time and in a short while there were
enough poilus in the game to consti
tute two teams. So. taking the ball
on the net My, I walked into home
1: se and called the other players
"Then I proceeded to give explan-
ation.s for u corner-lot chamnionshin
t nttst. with drawings on the ground,
and everybody lending an open ear
and eye. but nearly all of them scout
ing the possibility of making a 'go' of
it. Then v.e began to choose sides
and place the players.
' The firsi batter to hit the ball for
got to run. The- fielder who should
have fielded the ball, yielded to his
impulses at foot-ball and kicked the
ball as far as he could, and the first
basim.-n started to run around all the
bar.es to home plate. A country circus
clown could not have wanted a better
combination to amuse an American
audience, lint after five minutes of
explanations I had succeeded in push
ing the batter to first base: in con
vincing tiie first baseman that it
wasn't his turn to run, and filling the
field' r with chargin that he had lost
a good chance to hurl the ball against
thij.moving physiogomy of tho batter.
"Alter this, some of tho players
begun to grasp tho principle of the
play. Having one or two Allies was ft
great help. They were able to cuss
out their comrades much better than
I, for their mistakes and it enabled me
to save my voice for the important
crisis in the play, when a third base
man might start to run home, or the
second baseman, having found a
friend, renounced all interest at a
critical moment with two on base and
a line drive toward second, to engage
in a conversation that lasted for at
least three minutes.
"lSy this time an audience of at least
a hundred had gathered around and
tb( blatant indifference of this second
baseman compelled him to retire from
the game before the lio,,i .,,i i
......... n,iV1 jv;,-n,
of the crowd and particularly of his
teammates. At the end of an hour
and a half, the game was well en route
and the crowd kept up the interest for
another hour in fact, they played it
until it began to get dark.
"They agreed, at the end, that it
was 'interesting", once one knew tho
game, and they volunteered to come
around the next evening. They held
to their promise, too. The next night
they started in in earnest, needing
but little direction, and playing with
Keenest interest. After two or three
nights, they developed into lovers of
I he game, and as long as those troops
were in town, we were sure of having
a ball game every clear evening from
i 0 to 8."
When it comes to winning the war
sugar is a less-essential. So less talk.
It Is the most evident fact before
us at the present time that the para
mount important business of every
man, woman and child of this com
munity and nation Is . to win this
world war. No effort must be spared
and no opportunity for help omitted,
and it ltf taken for granted that
any suggestions pointing out meth
ods of assistance are welcome.
There is an opportunity now open
to every person able to read and
write to render valuable assistance
the men on the firing lino, in tho
camps in liclgitim and France and
on board the ships of the Navy.
Letters can readily be sent with
a minimum of effort where presents
or other remembrances to Indicate
that we are with them in soul, are
There Is nothing a man far from
home appreciates more than a per
sonal lettei and a little imagination
will indicate how much more will a
letter be a source of (welcomed) en
couragement in the trying and dan
gerous existence of troops in cam
paign. It has. therefore, been proposed
that a campaign be vigorously pur
sued through the newspapers and
civic organizations to ask nil dwell
ers of this community to write
a Christmas letter to every known
individual oificer, soldier and sailor
from tho Territory of Hawaii, now
in service away from home.
The question has come before tho
Rotary Club and a committee ap
pointed to take steps to this end.
The newspapers have been asked
to request all persons knowing tho
address of any soldier (that Is, es
pecially, the number of his company,
the number of his regiment, the arm
of service and the division of which
the regiment is a part and the camp,
if in the United States; the corres
ponding information if In tho staff
corps, or the ship if in tho Navy), to
forward this address by mail to tho
Secretary of the Honolulu Chamber
of Commerce, Mr. Raymond C. Drown,
P. O. Box 212. Honolulu. It will be
noted that the lists previously publish
ed have not contained service ad
dresses. Letters sent without proper
address will not be delivered. These
names and addresses will be collected
and published in the local newspapers.
The Rotary (Tub committee feels
that this is a splendid opportunity to
help keep the spirits of the victorious
Allies to the top notch and requests
you to co operate through the appoint
ment of a live, vigorous committee or
otherwise, and bring the matter be
fore your organization at the first
Tho question of the designation of
a special letter-writing and mailing
day that letters will reach all men
before December 25th will be taken
up with the (iovernor and ho will bo
asked to appoint Sunday, November
10th, 101 S, as a special letter writing
day to thy soldiers and sailors of tho
Hawaiian Islands. This is tho last
date of mailing with assurance of
In Behalf of the ROTARY CLUI1,
William IX Westervelt,
Raymond C. Brown,
C. W. SPITZ, Prop.
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