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Oct. 24, 1917.
DOINGS OF THE Y. M. C. A. AT CAMP HANCOCK
BUILDING NO. 75
(Serving Artillery Brigade, Ammuni
tion Train, Ambulance Corps, Field
Hospital, Motor Truck Companies and
Field Bakery).
BUILDING. SECRETARY R. A.
Spahr, Sewickley, Pa.
RELIGIOUS DIRECTOR—W. J. Mil
ler, Jr., Philadelphia, Pa.
PHYSICAL DIRECTOR—F. W. Prech
tel, Lancaster, Pa.
EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR—J. A.
Broshead, Cincinnati, O.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY—R. E. Mil
ler, Lancaster, Pa.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY—Harry P.
Lunt, Williamsport, Pa.
General Price and Governor Brum
baugh to be present.
Notables accept invitation to partici
pate in Y. M. C. A. dedication cere
money. x
Building No. 75, Wheless and Artil
lery Road —to be thus honored.
Second Artillery Band will furnish
music for the occasion.
Army Y. M. C. A. No. 75 has just
received word from Governor Martin
G. Brumbaugh, at Harrisburg, that he
will be glad to participate in the
building dedication ceremonies when
they are held- Brigadier General Price
had previously signified his willingness
to be present at the exercises. Owing
to the uncertainty at the present time,
of the governor’s schedule the Y. M.
C. A. has been unable to definitely an
nounce the date and time of the ex
ercises, but due notice will be given
and posted on the battery and com
pany bulletin boards. This will be a
noteworthy occasion and tremendous
crowd is expected. The Second Reg
iment Pennsylvania Field Artillery
Band will furnish the musical program.
NEW EDUCATIONAL SECRETARY
ON THE JOB.
Building No. 75 is indeed fortunate
in having secured the services of Mr.
John A. Bradhead, a graduate of Le
high University, M. E., 1917, as edu
cational director. Mr. Brodhead is an
experienced association secretary -and
under his able direction the educa
tional work will take on new life. He
was fcr years the educational secre
tary of the Wilmerding, Pennsylvania,
Young Men’s Christian Association,
and during his stay there established a
fine piece of work in that large asso
ciation. During the last few months
he has been one of the executive sec
retaries of the Cincinnati, Ohio, asso
ciation.
Mr. Brodhead will have under his
care all of the social and entertainment
features as well as the educational
work at No. 75: Come in and get ac
quainted with him.
PROGRAM FOR WEEK.
Wednesday.
6:45 p. m., Scenes of border life of
108th Pa. F. A., with lecture.
8 p. m. —Entertainment under auspices
of Chaplain McFetridge.
* Thursday.
7:30 —Religious services.
Friday.
7:30 —Movies.
Saturday.
7:30 —Sing Song-
Sunday.
9 a. m.—Uusual regimental services
conducted in each regiment by the
chaplains.
W. J. Miller conducts the service for
Ammunition Train.
Y. M. C. A. conducts service for the
Sanitary Train and Motor Truck Com
panies.
7:30 p. m.—Sunday evening praise
service.
s Monday.
7:30 p. m. —Theatricals.
T uesday.
7:30 p. m. —Movies.
SIXTY OFFICERS
WANT FRENCH CLASS
Y. M. C. A. Building Serving
56th Brigade Now Open and
Crowded With Men. Dr. Wal
ker, the “Black Spurgeon,’’
Speaks and Plantation Songs
Sung.
BUILDInFnO. 76.
Serving the 56th Brigade.
BUILDING SECRETARY W. C.
Timmons, New York City.
RELIGIONS SECRETARY—To be ap-
pointed.
PHYSICAL DIRECTOR—B. C. Cur
ry, Punxsutawney, Pa.
EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR J.
Campbell Brandon, Butler, Pa.
CHORUS DIRECTOR—A. L. Tebbs,
Dayton, O.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY M. F.
Haussman, Erie, Pa.
Saturday we moved into our new
building. Because of their interest
in the association work certain regi
mental officers put in temporary elec
tric wiring and made it possible for
us to move to the building. The tent
which we have been using for five
weeks will probably be placed in an-
TRENCH AND CAMP
other part of the camp for Association
work.
The soldiers are qnick to take ad
vantage of the new building and its
conveniences. Saturday evening and
Sunday evening Dr. Trawick spoke to
crowded houses on “Sex Morality.’’ '
Sunday morning Chaplain Hall of
the 112th held regimental services.
There were over 700 in attendance
and many more that were unable to
get in. Arrangements are b.eirig made
for dedicatory services this week.
It is gratifying to see so many men
from the old Bth Regiment, now com
bined with the 16th, forming the 112th
and the old 6th Regiment, now com
bined with the 18th, forming the 111th
coming into our building to get ac
quainted. These men have had the
benefits of other branches in camp
and want to keep in touch with Y. M.
C. A. service. The 26th brigade is
composed of two regiments, the 11th
and 112th, comprising about 8000 of
ficers and men.
In order to be ready for the war
strength requirements, the Pennsylva
nia Land and Improvement Compa
ny, as the soldiers call themselves,
cleared a large field along the
Wrightsboro road a few days ago. In
one day 3000 men, a real swarm of hu
man bees, took out stumps and trees
without murmur and transformed
many acres of overgrowth to a fine
drill field.
On Friday the 56th Brigade, Gen.
Logan commanding, marched to Au
,gusta. This was the first appearance
of full war strength. On the return
from the city the brigade passed in
review before Brigadier-General Price
and his staff. The men, mounted of
ficers, supply wagons and motor
trucks crossing the parade ground in
clouds of dust just at the setting of
the sun was a very impressive sight.
Monday evening we had an address
by Dr. Walker, one of the leading
negro preachers of the south, on the
“Accomplishment of the Negro Race.”
The tent was crowded. A male chorus
from Dr. Walker’s church sang' num
bers of plantation melodies.
Thursday evening in ihe absence of
the speaker announced for the occa
sion, we had impromptu entertain
ment by the soldiers. The men near
ly assigned to this brigade entered
into the spirit of the occasion and
enjoyed the evening thoroughly
The organization of French classes
Vias been delayed, owing to reorgani
zation. Over sixty officers of the
111th have signed up for an officers’
class qnd arrangements are being
made for other classes.
Y. M. C. A. INSTRUCTS
CLASS OF FOREIGNERS
Mother Writes Touching Letter
to Secretaries About Her Boy
—Dedication of New Buliding
Will Occur Soon.
BUILDING NO. 77
(Serving the 103rd Engineers, Sth In
fantry, Military Police, Signal Corps and
Headquarters Troop.)
BUILDING SECRETARY—R. P. Zebley,
Camden, N. J.
RELIGIOUS DIRECTOR—WiIIiam Berg,
Philadelphia.
PHYSICAL DIRECTOR—E. 11. Landis,
Dayton. O-
EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR. —W- K.
WarfieU,, Rockville. Md.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY—F. R. Hean,
Harrisburg, Pa.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY—W. E. Grif
fin, Augusta, Ga. ?
SEEING a large number of friends part
is never a pleasant experience, yet this
has been the lot of our force for the
past week. Nearly all of the enlisted
men and a large number of the officers
of the old Bth and I3th Infantry regi
ments have left our section to find new
homes on the Hill. We wish them best
of success in their new quarters.
EVERY national army man, attention! A
large number of you have come into our
section. We want you to make yourself
at home in our building and don’t hesi
tate to ask for what you want.
VERY soon our new building will be
ready and then look out. “When we
get into our building” has been our
watch-word for night and day, our
force has planned to do our utmost to
mak it the “finest ever” for the men.
EACH day makes us feel more humble
as we realize the confidence placed in
us. This is a sample of the same that
has been received by one of our menffi
Secretary Y. M. C. A.:
Dear Sir: I am writing this letter to
ask if you would kindly make a spe
cial effort to reach my son with per
sonal Christian Influence.
When he left home, he was. not real
ly bad or wild, but had simply grown
careless regarding church obligations,
and a mother’s fears and prayers have
followed him. I feel that I cannot ex
pect an answer to my prayers unless I
do what I can to get him under the
right influence.
I am hoping that some one of your Y.
M. C. A. workers might make a spe
cial effort to win him to a better
Christian experience.
If so, you will have a mother’s grati
tude, as you already have a mother’s
prayers. Sincerely,
NOTHING has been, more exhibarating to
our work than the quick return to duty
of Mr .Foster, who has been laid up for
several days with a case of bronchitis.
THE work of our physical department has
rapidly developed. Each day our sec
retary has led a large number of the
military police in games.
YOU should have gone with one of the
secretaries last week to an educational
class. Thirty-five foreigners were in a
class struggling with the intricacies of
the English language. This class meets
six times every week.
SOMETHING worthwhile this week came
to our boys in the lectures and inter
views of Mr. Trawick.
EVERY week-end our “boss” has a job
in a down-town pulpit. For several Sun
days Mr. Zebley has preached at the
First Baptist church.
VERY great interest was manifested in
the movies this past week.
EVEN if many days pass we will never
forget the vivid sences described by Mr.
Schovell last Saturday night.
NEXT week we are going to tell you all
about our coming dedication.
CHAPLAINSCHALL
AT DEDICATION
Bible Classes Started by Dr.
Lee. Scovell Interests Men.
Cavalry Band Assisting. Rog
ers Entertains. Movies in
Building.
BUILDINITNO. 78
(Serving the First Pennsylvania
Cavalry and 110th Infantry.)
BUILDING SECRETARY—RaIph A.
Tracy, Hartford, Cann.
RELIGIOUS SECRETARY—John Har
vey Lee, Philadelphia, Pa.
EDUCATIONAL SECRETARY—Fred
erick V. Gier, Cincinnati, O.
SOCIAL SECRETARY— Frederick B.
Heitkamp.
PHYSICAL DIRECTOR—AIbert H.
Marvill.
The fact that we were delayed in in
stalling our lights did not prevent
a number of men from enjoying a most
humorous and witty evening on Mon
day with Mr. Rogers, whose take- off
of an old hecker with his drawl was
greatly appreciated. Mr. Rogers not
only entertained but so skilfully did he
carry through his program that one
had the feeling at the close that he
had both been entertained and had lis
tended to a good sermon chuck fill of
good thoughts.
Tuesday brought the folks out from
the city and as usual the house was
well filled—a strange thing, but they
do like the ladies and we feel sure
that on those nights we shall have to
knock out the sides of the building to
make enough room. The singing of
our little southern girl, whose name
we cannot recall, was the feature of
the evening and it is hoped that she
can return.
Wednesday there appeared on the
posters the notice that movies would
be shown in the evening and that
there would be an orchestra. The
latter was there —part of it—the rest
evidently in need of further practice,
or else preferring to entertain some
folks in the, city, but what was there,
was there. After we had tossed the
piano out to the boxing platform, Priv
ate Smith of the Supply Troop offic
iated with the help of Edson, Head
quarters Troop on the Banjo, Walsh on
the mandolin, also Beckman and Mil
ler on the guitar, with Stahl. That
was just a start and we plan to have a
complete orchestra at least once a
week to play at our movies and ama
teur nights.
Our mid-weed service, led by Dr.
Lee was very impressive, the men
giving the best of attention. Through
the efforts of Dr. Lee, Bible Classes
are now in operation. Sunday mark
ed the first meetings and the attend
ance at each was splendid. It is
planned to extend these classes, at
which “The Soldiers Spirit” is the
book studied, to every company and
troop in our section.
Friday brought Mr. Scovell to us
and his information about the warfare
of Europe kept the audience of 400
men continuously interested. His rec
itations and wit added greatly and
after the meeting he was surrounded
with a large group of men until call to
quarters sounded.
Saturday night we received our light
—and with it had the first movies in
the building. It is estimated that over
700 men were seated, hanging, or
standing in, on or around the building.
Arthur of Troop C, furnished the mu
sic for the best picture that we have
thus far had.
The formal opening of the building
was held on Sunday night when we
had the dedication exercises. Lieut.
Colonel Fetzer, of the First Pennsyl
vania Cavalry, presided. After a very
witty word of introduction on his part.
Chaplain Schall of the 110th, spoke on
the relationship of the chaplaincy and
the Y. M. C. A. to the men. He em
phasized the need of a soul to a man
when the time comes to go over the
top. Then it is that he needs Christ
in his heart, and the chaplain, with the
co-operation of the Young Men’s Chris
tian Association, were aiding the men
to strengthen their religious life and
to become strong in character as well
as physique-. Mr. Tracy, Building
Secretary, extended a roval welcome to
the men, setting forth the aims of the
association, and pledging himself and
his secretaries to the fullest service for
the men- A very large number of the
men were in attendance and helped to
make the opening of their future home
a success.
CAVALRY BAND ASSISTING.
The First Pennsylvania Cavalry band
under the leadership of Edward Cal
houn, played for an enjoyable dance
held under the auspices of "The Sheri
dan” -Troop, at the new regimental
Hospital now nearing completion. This
well known musical organization is en
joying immense popularity throughout
the camp as well as in Augusta. They
are always ready to assist in the Y.
M. C. A. service and to them great
credit is duq in making our meetings *
a success.
They played for a formal dance* at
the Partridge Inn on October 15th and
are engaged for another dance at the
Knights of Pythias Hall on October
23rd. The Troop, boys are very proud
of their band and give it a bbost
whenever possible. Bromly Smith, of .
Troop M, on the sliding trombone, is
the latest addition to the band.
5,000 m™
Y. M. C.
Five Thousand Letters Written
—Nearly One Thousand Dol
lars Sent Home.
On Wrightsboro Road at western
end of camp, serving the 109th, 3rd
and 13th Infantry.
BUILDING NO. 79.
BUILDING SECRETARY William
Milton Hess, New York City.
RELIGIOUS WORK DIRECTOR
—A. B. Curry, Jr., New York City.
EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR— J. Ed
gar Probyn, Altoona.
PHYSICAL DIRECTOR George R.
Tyson, Philadelphia.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY J. R.
Doxson, Baltimore, Md.
ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY
—Frank Heafi, Harrisburg.
During the past week, fully 5,000
men have visited the building, and it
is estimated that nearly 5,000 letters
were written.
W. A. Rogers had 600 men at his
clever entertainment —the first one in
the new building—and the men were
delighted with his varied program.
Prof. Tebbs conducted the Saturday
night sing-song at which fully 350 .
men present. The singing of “Old
Folks at Home” was inspiring. These
affairs will be featured with songs
and acts by the soldiers every Satur
day night.
Herbert Pittach, of C. A, 109th In
fantry, formerly of the 13th, has de
lighted the men with his playing of the
piano. Mr. Pittach is always ready
to respond at the call of the secre
tary.
George Kehler, of sanitary detach
ment, 110th Infantry, is the possessor
of a fine tenor voice and his sing
ing, with Pittach, at the piano, has
been a great treat.
Chaplain Hill deserves our thanks
for his kind cooperation in placing
on our reading tables, several copies
of the Philadelphia newspapers. The
men of the 3rd and the 109th are from
Philadelphia and this courtesy will be
appreciated greatly by them.
Chaplain Dollman had the distinc
tion of conducting the first regimental
service for the old Fourth and last
Sunday morning. Chaplain Dollman
availed himself of the building for the
3rd regimental service. The band as
sisted in the service.
On Sunday night, 500 men attended
the song service and manifested great
interest in the address of Dr. Hess
on “Moral Cowardice.” At the close
of the service, the men were invited
to accompany Secretary Curry to the
Red Triangle tent, to hear Mel Trot
ter, and eleven of the men who went,
were led to a decision for Christ.
Secretary Curry started a Bible
class Sunday afternoon at 2:30 and
gave a blackboard talk on the Gospel
of Mark.
Dr. Tray wick addressed the men on
Wednesday night on “Sex Hygiene.”
The men listended attentively and
personal interviews were had.
Money orders amounting to ?925
were sold; 145 books distributed; 15
boxing matches and six recreative
games conducted, with 150 men in
massed athletics; there were eighteen
interviews about Christian life; 40
testaments were distributed to men
who requested them.
Benj. Scovell gave a thrilling ac
count of his experiences in the
trenches. The motion pictures on
Monday night were seen by an en
thusiastic audience of 1,000 men.
Program for week, October 24-31:
Wednesday, 7:30 —Religious meet
ing.
Thursday, 7:3o —Mel Trotter and
American Quartette.
—Friday, 7: 30 —E. G. Miller.
Saturday, 7:30 —Stunt night.
Sunday—
Monday—Moving pictures.
Tuesday—Augusta entertainers.
A GREAT MYSTERY EXPLAINED.
“Strange, one of your twins is blonde
and the other a brunet.”
“Well, we could never afford a maid.
I wished one child and my husband
washed the other; and the one he washed
grew uu dark.”
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