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ill 3 gin | fwwi s I <u-Qy V \V Vv V * V f fl g.y?o II KS?S3 FINEST THING IN FRANCE IS AMERICAN Y. M. C. A. American Soldier Writes Horae in Praise of Association Which Does Work in the Trenches. The following letter to a friend tells what an enlisted man in France thinks of the American Y. M. C. A., now serv ing' the United States soldiers on the western front: France, September 23, 1917. Dear Friend: Well, our journey is m>w over and we are ready to start in to business. We have a pretty good camp ord the surroundings are beautiful. France is a beautiful country and it is certainly worth while to go there in peace times, but at present that would be im possible. The French people are fine and we are being treated finely bj them. People in America can’t begin to realize what the war is. Everybody is in uniform and nearly every industry and railroad is de voting all its time to war supplies. I would like to, go through some of the cities but we can’t leave our area with out special passes, and its next to im possible to get one. I met a lot of boys from Altoona while going on c.nr way to camp. They were doing railroad work and there are quite a few in our regiment. While, on a hike some time ago i saw "Altoona. Pa., En gineering Corps" cut in deep letters in a , sard bank, so judging from that there ! arc some boys from home here some where. About the finest thing connected with the army Is the American Y. M. C. A. They are in every camp and even in the "dugouts" in the trenches. Here wc hiwo one where we can get free station ery and they have a piano and victrolas A.t night they hold a school where wt learn. French. - I would write a book about the tbi-gs T have seen here but the censorship is very strict. 1 had some photographs taken with a steel helmet on but f can’t send ary of them, I suppose the boys that were drafted are under arms by this time, and I pft-t them if they go through the drilling 1 go* for it is no fun. And it will be a lo harder over here, as there are many nev. things to learn. You Should go joy-riding in that Ford of yours on trie roads over here. The? certainly are fine and are kept in ex cellent shape. They are straight as a pin and not a wave in some of them for miles and miles. They are used very hard, too—the big army trucks and heavy wagons going and coming nigh* and day. They have German prisoner working on the roads all of the time. Th< weather has been fine since we came here but they say it rains v try much since the war. I guess the firing causes it. Every- , body , seems to be very anvious to go to the firing line, and I am anxious, too. We al! hope it won’t be long. Well. J guess I’ll close as it is near mess time and I have an awful appetih since we came across. It takes nearly Page 16 KING’S illi KING’S * _ - - - “A MODERN DRUG STORE” ALL STANDARD PROPRIETARY AND PATENT MEDICINES AT LOWEST PRICES. EVERYTHING PURE AND FRESH. EVERYTHING THE SOLDIER NEEDS Norris Candies, Shaving Soaps, Waterman’s Fountain Pens, Perfumes, Pipes, Flashlights, Toilet Articles, Shaving Brushes, Sterna Kitchenettes, Cigars, Thermos Kits, Stationery, Traveling Cases, Hair Brushes, Thermos Bottles, Cigarettes, Drinking Cups, Tooth Brushes, Safety Razors, Combs, Military Brushes. Tobacco, Sterno Stoves, Toilet Soaps, TRY A DRINK AT OUR SODA FOUNTAIN will mrm ww hit tin ttjih-"r,T<jnru'rr iirw.TijnTT. ‘ ~r~riir^ioir7inij~-~r--./ , We invite you to make this “Your Drug Store” and feel perfectly at home. Any information gladly given. SPECIAL For the convenience of Soldiers at Camp Hancock we have estab lished a quick Motor-Cycle Delivery. Phone orders promptly filled. t KING’S PHARMACY (A 13th and Broad Sts. - - - Phone 615 IKE NC H AND CAMP two rations to satisfy me. Yours truly, JEAN, Battery L, Sixth regiment ,C. A. €’., Am erican Expeditionary Force. Additional copies of this issuq of Trench and Camp may be had at any Y. M. C. A. building. SEND— THE AUGUSTA HERALD With all the news of the Camp and the city’s happen ings, back to the home folks in Pennsylvania. 60 CENTS A MONTH. Sign and Mail the Coupon. THE AUGUSTA HERALD AUGUSTA, GA. Send The Augusta Herald months, for which I enclose (at the rate of GO cents a month) to the following address: Name Street and No • I City and State I Kindly notify party that the paper is being sent with the compliments of the under signed. Name . Co. and Regt Camp Hancock. ; Watson Drug Co. “A Complete Drug Store” We Have Many Things a Soldier Needs Shaving Equipment A clean face is very essential. We have all the necessary articles. SAFETY RAZORS SHAVING STICKS Ever Readysl.oo CREAMS & POWDERS. Endersl.oo Mennen s Cream, Gemsl.oo T , , r , . Johnson s Cream, Durhamsl.oo /■* i x , « , z-,.,, d-r- Colgate’s Powde:-, Gillettss.oo „ . . , 0 .. . Colgate’s Stick, SAFETY RAZOR Williams’ Stick, Palmolive Stick, BLAUtd Williams’ Mug Soap. Gilletts, 6 blades . . . 50c Gilletts, 12 blades.sl.oo FOR AFTER SHAVING Durham, G blades. . ,50c Witch Hazel Cream> Gem, 7 blades3sc Ed Pinaud Vegetal, Ever Ready, 6 blades 30c Camphor Ice. No matter what you need in the drug line, we have it. Most complete line of Trusses and Supports in the city. Watson Drug Co. 912 Broad St Phone 637-638 Nov. 7, 1917.