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Physical Director Marvil! Sees
Funny Angles of Game.
(By A. H. Marvill,, Physical Director
at Building No. 78.)
World’s series baseball now being in
vogue, the officers of the First Penn
sylvania Cavalry attempted to demon
strate how the great national pastime
should not be played. A large crowd
was present including three ladies, Y.
M. C. A. Secretary Keltkamp and High
Private Vanderslice, of Troop A. The
cheering began in the first inning when
the umpire was hit With a piched ball;
,but the playing did not begin until the
seventh. The game ended in a tie at
8 apiece in the sixth frame- In the
second stanza, a bugler almost ended
the game by blowing mess call. The
bugler is now working on the wood
The game started in the first inning
when Pitcher “Whitey” Meade, after
a careful but awe inspiring wind-up,
heaved the pill over the Y. M. C. A.
Building. Afetr the first two batters
had reached the base safely, Horner
stepped tothe plate. Whitey decided
to work him carefully so he put on full
speed. Horner did not see the ball;
neither did the catcher. A couple of
fellows from Tenth Infantry brought
back the ball on Sunday. Horner walk
ed. Then* with the bases full, Dick
son drew a pass but the umpire called
' him ou>, not having any place to put
him. Before the side was out four big
runs were across the plate. However,
the First Squadron came from behind
and tied it up before the game ended.
The contest scintillated with star
plays and players. Catcher Dithrich
was the stellar light of the afternoon.
He watched every ball —watched them
go past. He managed to stop two —
with his stomach- Captain Harris
struck out man after man only to see
them race .around the sacks. He was
encouraged by the support in right
field. No one hit any in that direction.
Lieut. DeHaven was also a bright star.
He made a brilliant stop in the second
session and thre.v the ball to first base,
knocking two limbs off a tree in the
next' lot. The 'Eddie Collins of the
game was Mike Gibbons at second.
Mike caught one—once —and then sat
on the base. He played a comfortable
game all through?
A feature which brought the crowd
to its feet was the steal of second and
third by Lieut. Gribbel. With the
fourth strike on McAnulty, he sprang
from the hassock with the speed of a
deer. Half way to the second sack he
tripped anl fell but his outstretched
hand hit the bag. His steal of third
was even more spectacular. He took
only one stride when Dickson tripped
him and again he fell, but being a trifle
taller than the tallest pine in this sec
tion he again landed on the bag. He
came home on the only hit of.the S’^ me
amid deafening applause by the ladies.
SeCOnd Di S thrich ro c:
BF . —C:
2b. £
Good.’ Colahan, ss. R °Se, Tt
DeHaven. If. Moore, cf .
Gribbel, cf. Chambers, rs.
Myers, rs.
Score: 8
First Squadron g
Second Squadron ...1
"’The league oonsl»ls ot Stoj
The first few games played will beW
battalion championship, and thes
teams will then play for regimental
Ch r t Ttis h !v P i.h the Athletic Cou„-
cil to play the championship games on
Thanksgiving Day.
Much interest is being shown in the
league and rooters, consisting of both
officers and enlisted men, were much
in evidence at the first game.
Six games are to be played each
week, two on each Wednesday, Satur
day, and Sunday.
Last Sunday Co. M defeated Co. K
by the scoyeYsf 20-0, while Co. A was
the winner over Co. B, 9-0.
The games to be played this week
Wednesday—Co. E vs. Co. M: Sup
ply Company vs. Sanitary Detail.
Saturday, Oct. 27—Co. I vs. Co. L;
Co. C vs. Co. D.
Sunday. Oct. 28—Co. E vs Co. G;
Headquarters Company vs. Sanitary
Members of the football squads, not
to exceed 25 men, are allowed one-half
hour from drill during which time they
are to practice.
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Sports and Recreation
Much Equipment Loaned to
Various Units. Divisional
Football Game at Atlanta.
By Camp Physical Director George R.
In an effort to be of service to men who
are located some distance from the Y. M.
C. A. building, athletic equipment has
been loaned to the base hospital, athletic
officer, Lieutenant Feldermann; Military
Police, athletic officer, Frank R. Baird;
103rd Ammunition Train; 109th Field Ar
tillery, athletic officer, Lieutenant Brown;
107:h Field Artillery, athletic officer, Lieu
tenant Ball; 107th Machine Gun Battalion,
athletic officer, Lieutenant ager; Ord
nance Depot Company. Captain Racons:
and a few" balls and bats to help out their
own I supplies to the Quartermaster’s
Corps, Captain French, who has fine vol
ley ball and basket ball courts for his
men. •
The following athletic equipment pro
vided by the War Work Council of the
Young Men’s Christian Association is
available or being used by the men of the
division: 18 dozen baseballs, 100 bats, 75
volley balls and nets, 25 basket balls and
goals, 21 soccer foot balls, 10 rugby foot
balls, 18 catchers’ outfits, 28 gloves, 42
medicine balls, 210 quoits, 13y 2 dozen
playground baseballs, 21 sets of boxing
gloves, 17 sets of bases;, also bladders,
score books, megaphones, whistles, indi
cators, etc.
Our athletic library at each building
consists of official rules for indoor and
outdoor baseball, volley ball, basket ball
foot ball, cross country runs, track and
relay teams, and books on indoor and
outdoor gymnastic games.
All of the association physical directors
are trained and experienced men. Their
time and energies are at the disposal of
the officers and men of this division.
They can give talks on health, recreation,
clean sports, habits; teach new games, or
instruct in old and help make out sched
ules. Call on them and get acquainted.
Big Games This Week.
Tuesday, Fair Grounds —Two teams
from the 110th Infantry.
Saturday, Fair Grounds —Two teams
from 108th Field ospital.
Saturday, Atlanta—Regimental cham
pionship team from the 110th Infantry
will play the Camp Gordon Division cham
pions. The proceeds of these games are
to be used to secure additional athletic
equipment. Boost!
We have secured from Mr. E. G. Kalb
fleisch, the use of the Augusta ball park
roller, weighing 600 pounds. This was
brought to camp through the courtesy of
Captain French. It is a great roller for
basket ball and volley ball courts, if you
need it, send in a request.
Through the co-operation of the city
officials we have secured a small five
ton roller which required one of Major
Wheeler’s small trucks to haul it out. it
takes four horse-power, or 50 man-power
to pull it around and is fine for rolling
football or baseball grounds. Can vou
use it? Send requests to Associate Di
visional Athletic Director, Army Y. M.
C. A. Headquarters, telephone, Camr
Hancock, No. 39.
Thrilling (?) Game Ends in
Tie. Humorous From Start to
One of the biggest, as well as the
most humorous games of ball played
since the Spanish-American War, was
staged Saturday afternoon on the First
Pennsylvania Cavalry ball ground
when the officers of the first squadron,
crossed bats with the officers of the
second squadron, and when the game
was finished, or rather, when the play
ers had to cease, the spore was a tie.
Both teams had 8 runs in their favor
and to win the title, three more in
nings will have to be played to dis
tinguish the winner for the game broke
up at the ending of the sixth.
In the first inning the ofifeers of the
second squadron were first to bat and
the first three men up landed safely
on first, in fact, very player on the
team had a chance to hit the ball in
the first inning, but only three runs
were scored. Captain Roberts, Lieuts.
Dickson and Goheen each scored a run
in the first. When the first squadron
came to bat, they did not go very far
in the scoring line, not a run being
scored. During the second and third
innings neither team had a man cross
home plate. Lieut, Chambers had the
misfortune of being hit in the mouth
in the third inning, being hit on a wild
In the fourth inning things were
made interesting. Roberts and Go
heen scored another run before their
side retired, making the score 5 to 0,
in favor of the second squadron. The
officers of the First thought it was
then time to'start, and they did. Gib
bons was the first man up and landed
safe on first, stole second and third and
landed home scoring the first run.
Myers and DeHaven were thrown out
at first. Gribbel singled, stole second
and third, and on a single of West,
scored the second run. McAulty was
next up and he hit the real hit of the
game for three bases, scoring Good and
West. The squadron was retired with
the score 5 to 4.
In the fifth inning, the second squad
ron did not score, but the first did.
Two runs to their credit in that in
ning by Captain Good and Lieutenant
Gibbons. At the close of this inning
the score was 6 to 5 in favor of the
The score incented the second squad
ron team and they went into the battle
hot. Roberts was first up and kicked
one for two sacks, followed by Goheen
with a base on balls. After a block ball
Roberts stole third and the umpire call
ed it out but the team would not stand
for it and a wonderful indignation
meeting was held and it was some time
before the game was resumed. Roberts
was finally sent back to third and he
scored on a single by Horner, closely
followed by Goheen, who arrived home
on a pass ball. Moore singled and
scored Horner. The team was now
two points ahead of the first. When
they came to the bat thqy worked out
two runs. West and McAulty each
scored a run, making a tie score. The
game ceased on account of the time and
it has not been decided when it will
be played.
The line-up of the teams:
Second Squadron. First Squadron.
Capt. Roberts, ss, Lt. West, 3b.
Lt. Goheen, 3b. Lt. McAulty, c.
Stokes Lt. Katz, lb.
Lt.. Dickson, 2b. Lt. Meade, p.
Shoemaker Capt. Good, ss.
Lt. Horner, lb. Lt. Gibbons, 2b.
Maj. Horner, cf. Capt. Myers, rs.
Lt. Kline, If. Callahan
Lt. Chambers, rs. Lt. DeHaven, cf
Shoemaker. Lt. Gribbel, If.
Lt. Dithrich, c.
9,000 Win "
. Y. M. C. A. SPORTS
Athletic Director Fleming
Presents Record of Great
An unusual feature is presented in
the report of Associate Camp Physi
cal Director George R. Fleming for
the week ending October 21. It will
be noted in reading the follwlng sta
tistical report tha t more men en
gaged in the games than there were
spectators. Invariably, during athlet
ic contests, quite the reverse is true,
and the showing is splendid:
No. Spec-
Men. tators.
Setting up Drillsl9.. 1246.. 230
Base Ball 24.. 550..1517
Foot Ball 12.. 296..3333
Basket Ball 21.. 205.. 318
Volley Ballßß.. 1130.. 677
Quoits ..19.. 50.. 50
Boxing7.. 14... 15
Wrestling 47.. 94.. 417
Soccer .. 4.. 101.. 417
Play ground Base Ball. 2.. 40'.. 40
Medicine Ball 10.. 572.. 205
Mass Athletics3o..47o3.. 90
Morning Staff Exercise. 4.. 24..
Totals 330 9070 7666
The first game of football of the new
regimental league was played between
Company F and Company G. The
final score showed Company G leading
by the scall score of 6 to 0. The game
was close and fast until the finish.
Great interest is being shown in the
football league and the race for regi
mental championship is going to be
The first few games played will be
for battalion champoinship, the regi
ment being divided into four battal
ions. The headquarters Company, the
Machine Gun Company, Supply Com
pany, and the Hospital Corps form
ing the Fourth Battalion.
The games are to be played Wednes
day, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
The schedule for this week is as
Wednesday, October 24th, 2 o’clock.
Supply Company vs. Sanitary Detach
3:30 o’clock. Company E vs. Company
Saturday, October 27 th, 2 p. m.—
Company I vs. Company L; 3:30 p. m.,
Company C vs. Company D.
Sunday, October 28th, 2 p. m., Com
pany E vs. Company G; ,:30 p. m.,
Headquarters vs. Sanitary Detach
Following is the personnel of the
112th Regimental Athletic League:
First Lieut. John F. Graff, Athletic
First Lieut. Philip L. Webster, As
sistant Athletic Officer.
First Lieut. Joseph P. Connel, As
sistant Athletic Officer.
Second Lieut. F. O. Blankenship.
Sergeant G. L. Paulson, Co. A. ’
Corp. Stewart Graham, Co. B.
Sergeant William Murphy, Co. C.
Oct 24,
Sergeant A. L. Stormer, Cd. D.
Sergeant Frank B. Fleming, Ca. F.
Sergeant Albert Johnston, Co. G.
Sergeant Jay A. White, Co. H.
Sergeant Ralph S. Summerton, Co. L
Sergeant Thos. A. Elgin, Co. K.
Sergeant Edward A. Madden, Co. L.
Sergeant Frank McKelvey, Co. M.
Wag. G. E. Mohnkern, Sup. Co.
Private Charles J. Shields, Head
quarters Company.
All company commanders are mem
bers ex-officio of the athletic council.
Each company commander will be
permitted to excuse football squad
(not to exceed 25 men) of their com
pany from drill at 4:30 o’clock p. m.
The men of the football squad will
not be required to stand retreat but
they will be required to report for in
spection of arms and roll call at the
convenience of the company comman
Great Concert Given by Tal
ented Soldiers. Elaborate Ar
Talk about your Keith's Circuit if
you will but the open air concert
given by Field Hospital No. 111, for
merly Field Hospital No. 3, of Phil
adelphia, Pa., on Monday evening, Oc
tober 15th, at the Camp, had them all
“skinned a mile,” to put it in the
words of the boys who were there
and saw the whole wonderful per
A real stage, built and designed by
Lt. Logie, twenty five feet square,
with footlights and orchestra pit, an
auditorium surrounded by a rustic
femje festooned with Georgia ever
geen pines and hung with strings of
electri lights furnished an exquisite
and novel setting for the elabroate
There were singing and dancing,
classy monologues, musical selections,
black face comedy, by the men of the
company, ably assisted by a few ex
clusive society singers and classical
dancers from the nearby town of 'Au
gusta, staged under the direction of
Sergt. Marrie Bopp.
There were officers and enlisted
men present from all parts of the
camp as well as a goodly number of
guests from among the townspeople
of hospitable Augusta, who voted the
concert a grand success by the num
erous and prolonged bursts of ap
plause all through the performance.
After it was all over the guests were
further royally treated to a light lunch
in the company mess hall and went
home satisfied that the soldier boys
from Pennsylvania sure know how to
do things and that Field Hospital No.
11l from Philadelphia was particularly
a wonder. An unusual feature of the
entertainment was the exhibition of
an underground hospital built by the
men for instruction purposes.
Field Hospital No. 11l is ably com
manded by Major Eugene Swayne,
who recruited the company of about
eighty three men from the vicinity of
his office, 1712 Wallace Street, in
Philadelphia. Major Swayne was a
captain of Field Hospital No. 2 of Ta
comy when ordered to recruit a new
field Hospital at the time of the break
with Germany.
Monday night’s concert was the
first of a series of such concerts to
be held every Monday evening for the
benefit of the men and their friends.
That the first one was such a grand
success speaks well for the officers
and men of a “rookie" organization.
The building of the stage, carpenter
work, wiring, lighting features, deco
rations as well as the talent fdr the
concert was all furnished by members
of the company. “If they do ais well
on the other side”, an officer present
was heard to say, “there woh’t be
much left for the Drafted Army to
Following was the program: ’
1— Overture—loth Regiment Infantry
2 Welcome address —Major Crampton
—Director Field Hospitals.
3 William Carson, and Chorus— Co.
H, 10th Regiment.
4 W’ickersham and Anderson—C. A,
10th Regiment.
5 Popular Songs—Private Reese —F.
H. No. 111.
6 “We Three” —F. H. No. 111.
7 Vocal Selection Miss Terrence
8 — Cy Hecker—Motor Truck, No. 1.
9 Cornet Duett.
10 — Ragtime Piano Player Artie
11 — The Honey Boy Singer—Sgt.
Morrie Bopp.
12— Low Franks—Field Bakery.
13 — Eccentric Dance —Paul Dawson A-
F. H. No. 110. W
14 — “Maloney”—Sgt. Lew Soyer —loth V
15— Vocal Selection Miss Margaret
16— Dance Specialty—Erline Perkins.
17 — Tenor Solo —Arthur Erving, F. H
No. 111.
18— Military Fpur—F. H. No. 111.
19— Comedy SoUgs— Leo Dawson, F.
H. No. 111.
20 — Finally—Songs of the South—
Introducing Lew Wenchler as
“Queen of the Race”—By 10th Reg
iment Inst. Band.
poor spongely;
Duffer—Say, young Spongely surely
likes his cigarettes, doesn't he?
Puffer —Don’t know for sure, but he
likes the other fellow’s.

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