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11l « I h u ji II II I ! W i K m jo | I 0 i I 111 \ jl up | f g I jgi '! ! 1 1 I ’ ii £3S3 TRENCH AND CAMP Published weekly at the National can tonments for the soldiers of the United States. ADVISORY BOARD OP CO'-OPERATING PUBLISHERS JOHN STEWART BRYAN, Chairman. H C. Aller. Chattanooga Times. C. H. Allen. Montgomery Advertiser. W. T. Anderson, Macon Telegraph. F. S. Baker. Tacoma Tribune. TV. W. Ball. Columbia State. John Stewart Bryan, Richmond News- Leader. Harry Chandler, Los Angelos Times. Amon C. Carter, Fort Worth Star Tele- Elmer E. Clark. Little Rock Democrat. Gardner Cowles, Des Moines Register. R. A. Crothers, San Francisco Bulletin. Chas. Diehl, San Antonio Light. E. K. Gaylord, Oklahoma City Oklaho ma h. F P Glass. Birmingham News. B<-uce Haldeman. Louisville Courier- Journal' Clark Howell, Atlanta Constitution. James Kearney, Trenton Times. Victor Lawson, Chicago News. Charles E. Marsh, Waco Morning News.- G. A. Mastin. El Paso Herald. Frank P. McLennan, Topeka State Jour na I. A. L. Miller, Battle Creek Enquirer- News. D. D. Moore. New Orleans Tlmcs-Plca v u n e. Frank P. Noyes. Washington Star. Bowdro Phlnlzy. Augusta Herald, lion C. Seitz, New York World. W. P Sullivan. Charlotte Observer. Chas. H. Taylor, Jr.. Boston Globe. James M. Thompson, Now prleans Item. 11. T Warner, Houston Post. Published under the auspices of the Na tional" War Work Council of the Y. M. C. A. of the United States with the co-operation of tlie papers above named. THE PURPOSE OF TRENCH AND CAMP With this issue commences the publication of “Trench and Camp,” a national paper for the National Guard and the National Army. Never before in America, and nev er before in the history of the world, has a paper been published simulta neously at .32 points, to give the men of a great army the same news and the same messige, and through the medium of the written word to keep those men in close and vital touch and relationship with the activities of all their brothers in arms wher ever they might be. From Tacoma in the Northwest to Boston in the Northeast; from Los Angeles and El Paso; from San Antonio and New Orleans; from eighteen cities in the South; from Chicago,. Battle Creek, Des Moines and Topeka in the West; from New York, Trenton, Washing ton, and Richmond; from Louisville and Little Rock, there will be issued once a week at least 125,000 copies of “Trench and Camp,” in order that the men who are gathered from these states, and from all the other states where no camps are located, may learn how fares the war in Europe, and how progress the preparations of the United States. Through “Trench and Camp” all the soldiers will be kept informed of ihe activities of the army. They will have news from home, news from the front, news from their own camps. With the aid of the news paper publishers who have made this great work possible by their patriot ism and their generosity, with the endorsement of the officials, with the co-operation in news-gathering from the separate interests in the canton ments, we hope to make “Trench and Camp” a vital, living transcript of the life of the army that has been formed to keep aliVe civilization. Although “Trench and Camp” is not primarily designed for civilians, it will still keep as its ideal first and foremos'. to be a newspaper. It will seek to print the news, to inform, to stimulate and to help relieve the te- A CENTURY and a quarter ago there mustered and marched in France an army of citizen-soldiers—in all things brothers-in-arms to the great army now gathering in America. That army of France was called from the farm, the loom and the factory. It was un trained in military tactics. It was unlearned in the arts of war. The campfire was its cantonment. The wrathful guns were its drill sergeant. The hardened old grenadiers of Prussia, the Hessian hirelings and the Austrian hussars looked with pity and con tempt on those raw recruits brought to the slaughter-pen of battle. But the reverberations of the footsteps of those recruits were the rolling drums of liberty. Here was a new fact in history. Here was a force that kings had not reck oned with and could not control. And when the monarchs of Europe sought to crush that raw army of France, they found it illumined by a spirit that has always been invincible. It was the spirit of national- TRENCH AND CAM> ' < / ;. ' ' • /4ja , **» '■ 7 ? w ....... i - ; i * ' IE- Copyright by Brown Bros. General Eli D. Hoyle A GREETING WORTH WHILE By Brig, Gen. Eli I). Boyle, Commander Eastern Department It has been my privilege and pleasure to observe the wonderful work of the Y. M. C. A. in the Army, both in the United States and in the Philippine Islands, and to note the great good done to' our soldiers. I understand the Y. M. C. A. is now about to make a new venture —that with the approval of the Sec retary of War, they will soon begin the publication, in each National Army Cantonment, of a real live Army paper—Soldier’s paper—for free distribution among the sol diers. Such a work, if well ducted, Avill add to the soldiers’ pleasure and contentment, increase liis interest in his duties and in military life, and develop esprit de corps. I have confidence that the Y. M. C. A. willsucceed in this new field as they have succeeded in so ’ many others. There is a growing belief among our people that the National Army is going to be a most representative and valuable part of our war forces, and that the selective draft principle is just and right. THE JOB In the words of President Wilson, the task before the American fight ing men is to bring about a “Peace based on Justice and Fairness and the Common Rights of Mankind.’’ dium and monotony of camp life. And for those unfamiliar with mili tary routine, “Trench and Camp” will be a graphic account of the life of our soldiers, whether they are drilling or fighting, at home or “over there.” JOHN STEWART BRYAN. “Marching Into the Dawn.” ism. It was an ideal above all material gains. It was the illimitable possibilities of the new birth of freedom. Thus inspired, that army freed France before Napoleon was known, overthrew Prussia’s discipline, with the enthusiasm of youth, and humbled Austria’s pride. When France’s citizen-soldiers caught the inextinguishable luminance that lighted up the whole world, they knew they were the torch-bearers of that radiance. They felt they were warring for democracy, for free dom and for humanity. That was why cold could not chill their ardor nor defeat impair their morale. That was why they were able to bear the hardships, to suffer the priva tions and to gain the prize of lasting vic tory. In the light that never failed, through doubt and darkness, uncertainty and suffer ing, they felt as though they were “always marching into the dawn!” Over the very ground, up the same heights and through the same forests that the army of Sambre et Meuse swept free of foreign invaders, the soldiers of the OLD GUARD WELCOMES NEW By Maj. Gen. William P. Duvall, Commander Southeastern Dept, The invitatioii of the Y. M. C. A. to address the men of the new army through the columns of its new Army Weekly is to the old officer of the old Army a new proposition. Io find that he welcomes such an opportunity to speak thus publicly though unofficially to soldiers is to him a new sensation. Everything is new. We live in a new world, and “I thank whatever gods thero be” that at three-score-years-and ten I am young enough to see it and to grasp the new while keeping firm hold of the old essentials of soldiering, which always re main conservative. So to the men of the new army 1 would speak of the new and of the old. The new is only too visible to them in its material foym: the rough and roadless hillsides of their camps, the crude harsh lines of the barracks, the raw lumber yet to be constructed into housing or strewn about in the chaos of hasty creation. But in its spiritual aspect the new is present there in such volume and power that from these camps, soon to be moulded by its energy, will presently march forth the strength of the Nation——our manhood, trained and disciplined for war. The new is theirs. They are of it. ' The invisible new world lives in their heart and brain, and they will know how to build the future of the Nation guided by the fresh ly illuminated vision ‘of our old ideals. The future of our country is as dear to us whose work is near ing completion as its past is beloved and cherished with pride, and we would have the new Army know that our hearts are with them and that we confide the future tb them with proud confidence. Os the old in things military, 1 would say to them, respect it. Let democracy advance, let equality be made real, let social and political SOLDIER ’ If you like “Trench and Camp,” how much more do you think “the folks back home” would like it? They will be interested in any paper telling of your activi ties in words and pictures. When you have read this paper place a one cent stamp on the front cover and send it home. “A SOLDIER’S CREED” I believe in the justice and hon esty of the cause for which America is at war. I believe that my country needs me, and to this end, that victory may come swiftly, I pledge my ser vices to her without reservation. When I am sent to a foreign land whose customs and laws may be un like those at home, I will observe a decent tolerance and wise control, not forgetting that by my actions ■will strangers judge the character of all Americans for all time. Because I am williug to give my youth and strength to my country I believe that my country loves me .and is praying for me, and to this end, I shall demand as little from her as may be, knowing that her prayeys will give me strength to fight with courage, and to take my hours of recreation with a clean heart. ' • I Photo by Clinedinst. General William P. DuvaM freedom break over every obsolete obstruction; but in military disci pline, routine, customs, and. proper ties let our sons who are new at soldiering seek in each detail its fundamental use before anything is discarded or lightly disregarded. The true soldier, whether an officer of the highest grade or a man in the ranks, finds nothing trivial or unnecessary in the smallest mili tary courtesy or duty. Earnest sub jection of the will to discipline, faithfulness in little things, atten tion to details make the soldier, whether the detail be one affecting smartness of dress and appearance, or the nice care of the mechanism of a machine gun-or heavy artillery. I would say to every man of the new Army: With you rests the hon or, success, and happiness of our country; it is to you we look to show the world what Americana can do when their country is isl danger. OBEDIENCE IN CAMP Obedience is the crown of the sol dier. His willingness to obey, with out question, the orders of his su perior, is the proof that he is fit to be called a soldier, whether he is of the rank or file. ‘‘Therefore doth Heaven divide The state of man in divers func tions, Setting endeavor in continual mo tion; To which is fixed, as an aim or butt, Obedience.” So says Shakespeare and so is all history illuminated with acts of obe ' dience on the part of soldiers that led to glorious victories. Obedience I in the army is nothing but co-opera -1 tion under leadership. American army will bear a like standarc of freedom in the spirit of revolutionary France. When our battalions camp on the field where the hosts of oppression were repulsed and defeated by the soldiers oJ 1793; when our flag leads where more thar a century ago the tricolor swept away the eagles of selfish aristocracies; when out o the darkness of his nameless crimes agains the bodies of the living and abodes of thi dead, the enemy shall be driven by oui troops—the faces and the banners of ou: men will be radiant with the growing ligh as they march into the dawn. Into the dawn of humanity, into the dawn of dem ocracy, into the dawn of a day when there can come no more the terror of such a wai as this; into a dawn the brightness o which will drive from German hearts the lust and brutality that made this war pos sible —into that dawn American soldiers will march. The world will envy and ap plaud those in whose hearts and abou whose heads will linger forever the glori of that dawn.