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mW v vi \Y f « V Vj m is n OXB I ''l I HR I ! 0 I laiMg ew Page 4 BIG PROGRAM OF EDUCATIONAL WORK Camp Hancock Y. M. C. A. En gaged in Varied Activities for Mental Welfare of Soldiers. Following is an outline of the educa tional work conducted at Camp Han cock by the Army Y. M. C. A.: First—Provision for newspapers. About one hundred newspapers come regularly to the association, most of which have been donated by the Penn sylvania publishers. A few have come from outside of the state. The Au gusta Herald also sends us two copies of their paper for each building. Second.—Magazines have been' pro vided by the good people of Augusta and Pennsylvania, and though we have many copies of certain current maga zines, we do not have too many. Three groups of friends have provided thirty two magazines with subscription ex tending over three months, for each of three buildings. Three buildings are still to be provided in this way. The magazines cf churches and church organizations, of fraternal so cieties, of colleges, and fraternities are placed on the tables when provided by those interested. Third.—The library which now con tains more than fifteen hundred books for each-building; a total of more than ten thousand for the camp. The books have come from individuals, from so cieties from Augusta and Pennsylvania. From American Library Associations Washington, Atlanta, Jacksonville and principally from the Library Associa tion of Pennsylvania, of which Mr. Robert F. Bliss is the librarian. Fourth.—Clubs. The principal ones now organized being Camera and Cur rent Topics. There are a number of organized quartettes, or other groups of singers. Fifth.—Lectures. Lectures have been given by local and foreign talent. These have discussed the Civil War; the reasons for the present conflict; the negro; the history of Georgia, and other similar topics of highly instruct ive character. Sixth.—Mottoes of a catchy char acter. Snatches of good poetry print ed on cards or leaflets, small booklets distributed by the thousands having reprints of popular or patriotic songs, and of lofty sentiments. Seventh.—Thrift Campaign. Urging the men to save their money by post office money orders in postal savings bank, with the paymaster of the army; by the buying of government bonds; by the selling of express money orders, of which more than forty thousand dol lars worth were sold last month. Travelers cheques will be provided for the boys going over seas. A. perma nent thrift exhibit is being placed in each building. Eighth.—Collections and posters for display. In addition to the thrift ex hibit there have been exhibits of the ef fects of venerable diseases. Posters and pamphlets on “Sex Hygiene,” post ers discouraging obscene or vulgar talk, etc. Ninth. —Formal educational classes. the reading and writing of elementary English. French and other subjects. At the present time more than fifteen hundred are in classes. Tenth.—Publicity. Through Trench & Camp, of which more than ten thou sand copies are published each week; through bulletins in the buildings, slides run between movie films, etc. In addition to this work the educa tional directors generally handle the entertainment, such as me sing songs, both popular and religious; the motion pictures showing thirteen programs per week each having five or more reels of films. The entertainments provided by the five groups of Augusta ladies each week. The stunts and vaudeville programs provided by soldiers, the dinners and social engagements fur nished to soldiers down town in co operation with the local committee. The co-operation with churches and other organizations furnishing enter tainments down town, and more re mote, the programs in the big red tri angle tent on the Wrightsboro Road near the postoffice providing high grade Chautauqua talent from all parts of the country. Depot Brigade to Ammunition Train The Fifty-third Depot Brigade, com manded by Brigadier General Christo pher' T. O'Neill, has been transferred to the One Hundred and Third Ammu nition Train without loss of tank or grade. The brigade consisted of the men left over from the Third, Sixth, Eighth and Thirteenth Regiments, about 2,500 in all. General O’Neill has been attached to the headquarters of the Twenty-eighth Division and the staff has been attached as follows: Maj. Orlanda C. Miller, attached to One Hundred and Third Train Head quarters. Maj. J. Markwood Peters, M. C., at tached to One Hundred and Twelfth Infantry. Capt. Joseph M. O’Donnell, attached to One Hundred and Eleventh Infantry. Capt. George F. Gaschindt, attached to One Hundred and Ninth Infantry. Capt. Joseph A. Wagner, M. C., at tached to One Hundred and Tenth In fantry. First Lieut. James B. Murrin attach ed to Twenty-eighth Division Head quarters. First Lieut. Robert P. Fenstermacher attached to Twenty-eighth Division Headquarters. TRENCH AND CA M t What the Amy Y. M. C. A. Means To The Man In Uniform By Jas. A. Holloman, Camp Editor, Atlanta Constitution. 1 a ' - The Red Triangle is "the emblem of the Army Y. M. C. A. activ ities. It is the emblem of an efficiently equipped organization, reaching into every army camp in America? into the concentration camp of the American boys in Europe and is preparing to follow’ them into the trenches, into the hospitals, and even into the enemy prison. It is using every resource it has and can command to meet the soldiers* needs. Its job is to look after the welfare of the men in the army and the thousands of men who are engaged in this work, many of whom are making great personal sacrifices to do so, are working together in a system- atic methodical program to carry out efficiently and effectively a sei-vice second only in importance to that other great auxiliary to the government’s fighting arms, the American Red Cross. The Army Y. M. .C. A. provides every training camp, National Army, National Guard, student officer, quartermaster, aviator, every where where the boys in khaki are congregated, a service that min isters to the whole man. At every camp it provides comforts and pleasures for men that are far away from home and friends. It af fords recreation without temptation. It provides social, educational, physical and religious activity. In every training camp in the United States and in General Per shing's field camps in Europe are a number of buildings and tents located in the various regimental units for the use of the men in those units. In each building there are five secretaries. They provide concerts, vaudeville, motion pictures, stunt nights, tournaments and such games as checkers, chess, quoits and other indoor games of that kind. The religious secretary provides religious services, Bible class es, hym singing, etc., and visits the sick in the zone of his building, ministering to them in every serviceable way.- An athletic director in each building arranges ail kinds of outdoor athletic activities, football, baseball, basket ball, volley ball, grenade throwing, box ing, etc., and provides the equipment. The educational secretary provides French classes with competent teachers, history classes, ele mentary English classes for those whose educational opportunities have been limited, and entertaining educational lectures, screen and blackboard demonstrations, etc. Aside from the various angles of program, educational, re ligious, athletic, the Army Y. M. C. A. buildings are the club rooms of the boys in khaki. Each building has its reading tables filled with books, magazines and papers. Long writing tables are provided with ink, pens, papers and envelopes so that the boys may not only’ find it convenient, but indeed inviting to w’rite a letter to the home folks, or to the friend or chum behind. These great writning and reading rooms for the boys are as homelike as it is possible for lov ing hands to make them. They are not “home”—only a mother or a dad makes home —but they are more, perhaps, like home for the boys than any other place could be found on earth. The Victrolas are running off their latest records; the big red fire places are cheer ful with the glow of the old plantation log, and there is an ease and democracy about the whole thing that makes every man conscience that he is ainpng friends and boon companions, and is thus cheered by the comforts of a real club. The Army' Y. M. C. A. is not a religious organization per se; that is to say, it is not clergical in its ministration, it is not attempting Jhe functions of a church, and yet everything that emlnates from the Y. M. C. A., every service it renders tend toward a high ideal and citizenship, a clean life, thrift in habit and character, a firmer foun dation on the great basic principles of correct living. •‘Prepare to live” is the slogan, and hundreds of thousands of young soldiers, if their lives are spared, will return from the war better men, stronger characters and more completely equipped in all the essentials that go to a successful citizenship because of the serv ice and environments of the Army y. m. C. A. In all of the service rendered t o the men in khaki through the Army Y. M. C. A., and in the aggregate, it is a service that is abso lutely indespensable in its stapalizing influences in whipping togeth er this great army of invasion to fight and conquer for a world de mocracy, there is not one penny of expense to the soldier boy. LOW INSURANCE FOR SOLDIERS Government Automatically In sures Life of Every Soldier With Dependents For Four Thousand Dollars. Congress, at its last session, passed a law automatically insuring the life of every soldier in the United States service for $4,000 until February 1, 191’. This $4,000 insurance is only for those having relatives totally depen dent uj oil them—wife, children or par ents —so that any soldier with de pendents must begin to pay for war insurance at once in order to secure protection. During the period before February Ist, it was thought the soldiers them selves could determine how much in surance they would care to pay for, and the whole insurance scheme could be put into smooth operation. The plan is to allow each soldier to take out insurance payable at a rate pro portionate to his age. The amounts have been carefully worked out by actuaries, but there are no charges for overhead expense. Therefore the rate is extremely low. For instance, at eighteen, the rate is but f 4 cents per month for each thous and dollars of insurance. At 25, the rate is 65 cents per month. At age 30, 69 cents per month. At 35, 75 cents and so forth. The limit for one soldier is SIO,OOO. These policies carry a total disability clause providing for the payment of $5.25 per month per thousand, during an indefinite period. This insurance drive will be shortly under way and will bq in charge of one officer appointed for each regi ment or other unit of the troops. GERMANeTpUSHING ITALIANS BACK. As we go to press, the Italian line is in grave danger. Austro-German troops have crossed the middle Tagliamento riv er in northeastern Italy and taken G.OOO prisoners and a number of guns. Premier David Lloyd-George and Presi dent Painleve, of Great Britain and France, respectively, have arrived in Rome for a conferenc and news dspatches stated that British and French troops have arrived and are fighting with the Italians. If the Italians eannot hold the Germans at this point, the Italian army will suffer a disastrous defeat and Italy will be in a precarious position. THE OLD SOLDIER’S REGRET. Tiie. drum and fife recall the days Os many years ago, When past the throng's approving gaze We marched to face the foe; And while the music sends its thrills, As marching lines advance, One great regret our bosoms fills— Too old to go to France! We seem again with jolly boys, In uniforms and arms,. All happy in the martial noise And camp life’s social charms; To serve their country very glad - To have the happy chance; So now the verdict makes us sad— Too old to go to France! We think now of the days of old, When France was our good friend And sent her soldiers and her gold, Ond need of both to end. As savage foes profane her land And on her heartstrings dance, ' e fain would lend a helping hand— Too old to go to France! But we assure our fervent ove To all who wage her strife, A.nd human freedom hold above, The love of home and life; . And as the flags of our allies Are flown before our glance. The heart-born dew-drops fill our eyes— Too old to go to France! —Thomas Calver in Washington Star. DR. LANIER. DR. MABRY. DR. DUNCAN. UNION DENTAL PARLORS and Best Equipped Offices South. BestWoriiatLowestPrces ijj' GoJd Crowns $3, $4, $5.00 a Bridgess4, AH work Guaranteed Fillings . . 50c, 73c, SI.OO 10 Years. Painless Extractions 50c 1052 Broad Street. Over Goldberg’s AUGUSTA, GEORGIA. Phone 1206. Nov. 7, 1917. KNIGHTS COLUMBUS HALL OPENED Formally Presented to 28th Division by Rev. Father Lal lou. Generals Give Addresses. Pleasing Program. Decorated with pine boughs, leaves and Old Glory, the recreation hall of the Knights of Columbus was formal ly opened Monday night in the pres ence of a large assemblage of officers and men, including several Augustans and their wives. It was an auspicious occasion and the large building looked unusually’ attractive, with its splendid illumination and neat appearance. Rev. William J. Lallou, chaplain for the Knights of Columbus at Camp Hancock, made the presentation speech, conveying the building to the men of Camp Hancock, and the ac ceptance address was made by Brig adier General C. T. O’Neill, in behalf of Brigadier General F. W. Stillwell, commanding the division. Addresses were made also by Brigadier Generals William G. Price, Jr., and A. J. Logan. Field Secretary Richard J. Greevy, in charge of the recreation hall, was introduced during the evening and fe licitated on the occasion. John P. Mul herin, of Augusta, had charge of the musical program. The Fourth Regi ment band played a number of selec tions; W. P. Scull, Medical Detach ment, One Hundred and Third Engin eers, and a quartette from Company’ F, One Hundred and Third Engineers, delighted with their numbers. The ly tiding is unusually well ar ranged and is situated on the Wrights boro Road, about one-half mile from the entrance to camp. Smith Brothers Co. Wholesale Grocers Most Complete Line of Camp Supplies in the City. WE WANT YOUR BUSINESS. Phones: 3068 and 566. 922 Walker Street.