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Nov. 14, 1917.
Fhaplain Wanted To Cuss Water ’T was at an early hour on a recent norning. Everyone knows that it was hilly. Strange noises were heard ■manating from one of the bath louses near a brigade headquarters. 5o strange and weird were these that hey attracted the attention of passers- "O-o-o L-o-o-o-ord e-e-e-; O-o-o-o --;-e-eee,” went the sound. And they were oft repeated .and with increasing vehemence. "Something’s happening in there, sure,” exclaimed one of the by-stand ?rs to another. “O-o-o-o-o My-y-y-y --e-e-e,” came from within. “Let’s go see,” the two outsiders ex claimed in unison. “Let’s,” said the other. A cautious approach was made. A head peeked, around the door. And lo; it was the chaplain taking a shower. He -was enveloped in the spray from the aherhead shower and he was shak ing so that he splashed water in every direction. “Lawd a mercy, let me get out of this,” he cried, and forhwith came out. “Oh, excuse me,” he said, as he caught sight of the two wondering invest igators. “I didn’t know there was any one present.” “We just came to investigate. Thought someone was getting mur dered,” he was told. “Is there any thing we can do for you ?” "Yes, there is, since you have men tioned it,” was the ready response, “just run outside and cuss cold water for me. I can’t express myself as I would like to." —Camp Shelby Trench and Camp. soldi erTraysFwhFle COMRADES JEER HIM Captain Notices Incident and Promotes Soldier. Comrades Punished. Does it pay to pray in the army? There are seven lads, at least, at Camp Meade who think it does now. There is a certain little fellow in camp who dropped to his knees every night before he got under the covers to “square himself” with God before he passed into slumberland. And in the morning, when reveille was sounded, he swung over the side of his cot, landed on his knees, and thanked the Great Maker again for his country and KING’S Mil KING’S ] “A MODERN DRUG STORE” ALL STANDARD PROPRIETARY AND PATENT MEDICINES AT LOWEST PRICES. EVERYTHING PURE AND FRESH. EVERYTHING THE SOLDIER NEEDS .f Norris Candies, Shaving Soaps, Waterman’s Fountain Pens, Perfumes, Pipes, Flashlights, Toilet Articles, Shaving Brushes, Stemo 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 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 j) TRENCH AND CAMP asked Him to guide his footsteps dur ing the day. Comrades Hoot Him. •Strange as it might seem, this little fellow, George Eckhardt of Baltimore, was the object of criticism and “hoots” from seven of his comrades who had cots near his in one of the barracks. It was the same story every night and the same story every morning for a while. “Where do you get that stuff?” “Ask Him to get you exempted.” “Cut it out.” These were some of the many things jeeringly shouted at the little fellow every night and every morning. He only smiled, and, instead of being dis couraged as one might expect, the lit tle fellow added a prayer for those who mocked his faith in God. Captain Watches and Listens. The captain of the company heard of the affair and he made it has busi ness to watch and listen. For three nights he observed the same condi tion of ridicule in which the little fellow was placed. On the third night he broke in upon them. The seven were told a thing or two, deprived of all liberty for thirty days, and given extra duty as punishment. Turning to the little fellow on his knees, the captain said: “I shall recommend, Private Eck hardt that you be made first sergeant of this company,” and he walked from the barracks. The regimental commander approved the recommendation and the little fel low is now' the “topper.” 27,500,000 Against 10,600,000 Foe At least 38,000,000 men are bearing arms in the war —27,500,000 on the side of the world allies and 10,000,000 on the side of the central powers, accord ing to latest war department compila tions from published reports in various countries. These figures do not in clude naval personnel strength, which would raise the total several millions. Against Germany’s 7,000,000, Aus tria's 3,000,000, Turkey’s 300,000, and Bulgaria’s 300,0, are arrayed the fol lowing armed forces: Russia, 9,000,000: France, 6,000,000; Great Britain, 5,000.0(10; Japan, 300,000; United States more than 1,000,000; China, 541,000; Rumania, 320,000; Ser bia, 300,000; Belgium, 300,000; Greece, .300,000; Portugal, 200,000; Montene gro, 40,000; Siam, 36,000; Cuba, 11,000, and Liberia, 400. San Marino and Panama also have small forces under arms. “Makes Soldiers Feel Comfortable” Editor Philadelphia Bulletin: A period of nine days has been des ignated from November 11 to 19, in clusive, in which the American Y. M. C. A. is planning to raise $35,000,000. The Y. M. C. A. is bound to get it, unless American generosity takes a step backward, which is impossible. Wherever the American uniform is dis cernable, the olive grey uniforms of the Y. M. C. A. are beside it doing their bit. They are found on the eastern front as well as in France, and it will not be long before the American forces will make it possible for them to es tablish their buildings on the eastern side of the Rhine. Helping them financially will make this possible. Surely if our boys in the army and navy and these Y. M. C. A. secretaries have sacrificed all of the comforts of home to respond to our country’s call, then at least the people in civilian life could help by contributing to the Y. M. C. A. War Work Council which is do ing its best to make the boys comfort able and to make them feel at home during their leisure hours. Boost the plan. Give your financial support and suc cess is inevitable. LOUIS GEIBEL. Camp Hancock, Augusta, Ga., Nov. 8, 1917. PLATOdiTomCERS" TO_SELECT MEN Applications for Officers’ Training Camps Should Be Made Before Dec. Ist. Officers’ Training Schools are to be held MIZPAH RINGS The gift which will be most appreciated by wife, mother, sister and sweetheart. Two duplicate Insignia Rings—one is given, the other retained. Beautiful sen timent. Sure to be appreciated. In sterling at a rea sonable price. GUARANTEE JEWELRY COMPANY .974 BROAD ST. PHONE 484. in various centers, beginning with Jan uary 5, 1918, and an order from Wash ington urges enlisted men, if they so de sire, to make application to their im mediate commanding officers before De cember first. The plan in brief is as follows: Each platoon commander will, not later than November 24th. select a group of his men who may possibly qualify for the Of ficers’ Training Schools. Perhaps one fifth of his men will be thus selected. The qualifications to be considered in making the choice are, commanding presence, strong voice, loyalty, capacity for leader ship, and a high degree of intelligence. Next, not later than December 22nd, the company or battery commander taking into account his own knowledge of the men and their educational and occupa tional history, as his records show, will select, not to exceed 10 per cent, of the men in his unit, to be passed on to the general of the division for his final se lection of approximately one and seven tenths per cent, of the men of the divi sion. Therefore, any enlisted man desiring to take the training at the Officers’ Train ing Schools should apply at once to his platoon commander in order to be assured of consideration. I LOVED YOU B~TTER THAN YOU KNEW. Our hands have clasped the last time ever, Perhaps we’ll never meet again; I loved you as 1 could no other— This parting fills my heart with pain. You ask, and freely I forgive you; The happy past I can’t forget, And though I wander on in sorrow, I hope that you’ll be happy yet. As through this weary world I wander, My thoughts alone shall be of you; In memory I shall see you ever— ~ ■ I loved you better than you knew. Perhaps when J am gone forever You’ll sometimes sit and think of me, And wonder if I’m dead or living; Perhaps I’ll think the same of thee. And when your friends have all departed— The friends you thought were tried ana true, Remember one you left heart-broken, Who loved you better than you knew. —T. ,T. McCullough, Ist Co., 108th M. G, B. Page 15 jIT Ur k 'al 181 I