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( JUfifl nW 1 V ‘ VCI - ■ w V \ $ A/T 111 I i• I h i I ’•«••»«► • —.-•» . _» «-.J Breezy Bits Os News About The Soldier Boys SAND SHOTS FROM 112TH REGIMENT Regimental Drill Great Spec tacle. Heavy Downpour Does Not Spoil Movies. w. Spectacular to an interesting degree, the first regimental drill conducted by the 112th Regiment on Saturday morning proved a great success. It was con ducted under the personal direction of Colonel George C. Rickards and for two hours the entire regiment, in company formation, was maneuvered, not only over the regular drill field north of the Wrightsboro road, but the one to the south as well. When the companies wgre deployed into line, the units formed a Solid barrier from Pennsylvania avenue to the field hospital—presenting a won derful spectacle and one that was af forded for the first time since the regi ment came South. Friday evening two-thirds of the regi ment attended a moving picture exhibi tion, “The Nations at War,” being films taken by Count de Bouche while he was traveling in the belligerent countries as a represenattive of the South American newspaper I’Argentina. Though every one of the many scenes in the war-rid den countries was interesting, the night photograph of a Zeppelin attack on Ron don, the opening battle of anti-aircraft guns and the plunge of the 'monster to earth, like a spent rocket', furnished the real thrill. > Every unit was mustered for pay on Friday, Nov. ,30th, and the fellows, with pocketbooks long since are hop ing that this week will find them replen ished. Allotments, Liberty Bonds and insurance are cutting heavily into the S3O income and economy is becoming the watchword through necessity. - Major Benjamin R. Williams of the • judge advocate’s reserve corps, formerly in command of Company L, received word at noon Friday that hadi been ap pointed assistant judge advocate at Spar tanburg, S. C., the training'eamp of the New York national guard troops, and left for there on Sunday, carrying with him the best wishes of all officers and men of tne 112th Regiment. It was hard to say good-bye to a man who was so gene rally liked and who was so able a com pany commander Captain John J. Bretz, formerly of the old Bth Regiment, .is now in command of Company L. His tent was erected a few days ago, and he is as much on the job as if he hadibeen here for more than a month. Speaking to one of the companies at the gas mask lecture on Friday, the cap tain, acting as instructor, warned the men against picture-taking in camp. "You men know that you are forbidden to take pictures of any government prop erty, and hereafter any films developed down town which contain such pictures will be sent immediately to Division Headquarters and the amateur photo grapher will be up for court martial.” That shows that the war business is be ginning to hit Camp Hancock. The splendid health of Camp Hancock and especially that of the boys in the 112th Regiment, continues to be a topic for gratification among the offiers of this outfit. “Where do we go from here?” may well be the popular refrain among the 112th fellows now, with the announcement that the Rainbow Division is "over there” and other national guard units are to fol low just as soon a stransportation is available. Speculation on the date of departure, however, is out of the ques tion now and won’t be permitted at ab even when facts are available, if indeed they ever are. . Roast turkey, mashed potatoes or sweets, plenty of stuffing, cranberry sauce, celery, mince pie, coffee, olives, and in some cases ide cream and fruit cake—that was the splendid menu pro vided by each and every company of the 112th Regiment for its soldier boys on Thanksgiving Day—a feast fit for the trimmest fighting man, and one that sur passed in many respects the Thanksgiv ing feast that some fellows would have had at-home were they in civilian life. “We wouldn’t have had turkey this year, you can bet,” remarked one private, "especially at the price they were ask ing for birds back home.” Thanksgiving produced the oddest type of weather any holiday could offer — rain, sunshine, warmth and cold, and the same thing all aver again.. Lieut. John F. Graff, Jr., popular first lieutenant of Company K, has been ap pointed new judge aduncate of the 56th Brigade, succeeding Major Benjamin R. Williams, of Butler, recently promoted to the judge advocate’s division of the reserve corps. Lieutenant Graff. who is at the head of the athletic affairs for the fellows in the 112th Regiment, is now busy receiving the congratulations of of ficers and men alike. The mail orderlies had a rough dav of it on Thanksgiving, handling more than 120 sacks of second class matter. There were three solidly packed express cars which pulled into the Augusta station shortly before 1 o’clock that afternoon, and it took fourteen of the big army trucks to haul that load to the camp postoffice. The mail o rderlies got on the job early in the morning and it was after 7 before thev were through. The force for the 112th Regiment includes: Sergeant Clvde Davis of Erie Corporais Warren Brakeman and Chester Small oi Oil City, and Cornoral Ralph Boyersmitb of Meadeville. They deserve a great deal of credit for the systematic way in which they are handling the 'mall. A splendid regimental parade, one of the finest of /•ecent weeks, was held on the drill field late Wednesday afternoon. It seemed altogether fitting and proper that such a review should be conducted , just before Thanksgiving. l lt was late in starting and for that reason the last Page 2 TRENCH AND CAMP Trench and Camp Offers Prizes of $5. $3 and $1 for Article, “Why We Ate At War” Trench and Camp wishes to find out what reasons the soldiers at Camp Hancock have for the United States entering the world war. If you want to express your ideas and pick up a little coin to help buy that Christmas present, here’s your chance. 'French and Camp offers three prizes for the first three best articles of not more than 300 words each, on the subject: “WHY WS ARE AT WAR.” Why ’are we at war? What are we preparing for? Why did you fellows enlist? What are you going to do when you get “over there?” These questions may stim ulate your thinking apparatus. Remember, the articles must not be more than 300 words and Only enlisted men are eligible to compete for the prizes. Write on one side of the paper only. If you can have it typewritten, so much the better for the editor and judges. ARTICLES MUST BE IN THE HANDS OF THE EDITOR OF TRENCH AND CAMP NOT LATER THAN DECEMBER 12th. The winners will be announced in the issue of December 19th. “Speak now or forever hold your peace!” Do not put it. off! Get a sheet of Y. M. C. A. paper right away and go after it. The judges will be announced next week. Here are the prizes: FIRST PRIZE—SS.OO IN CASH. SECOND PRIZE—S3.OO IN CASH. THIRD PRIZE—SI.OO IN CASH. In addition to the winning articles, as many others will be published as space will permit. Send or address articles to Editor Trench and Camp, Administration Building, Army Y. M. C. A., Camp Han cock. companies, as they passed Colonel Rick ards and his staff, were almost swallowed up in the dust and the darkness. Lines were straight and showed a noticeable improvement over the platoon lines of th ve or four weeks ago. "People back home: send your Christ mas packages early.” That is the cry that is going up, as the 112th Regiment’s mail grows heavier and heavier every day, and the fellows are having a pretty rough time of it keeping it caught up. There was a football game nearly every minute on Thanksgiving, and perhaps the most interesting of the many that were played was the last one In the after noon, etween B of the 112 th and H of the llltln ending in a tie, 0-0. The new buildings constituting the cor ral, the new fences surrounding them and improvement of conditions along, shower bath row certainly have made the northern edge of the 112th’s camp an ar tractive place. The Supply Company’s men and those o nspeciai detail are still building roads, and more are being con structed in that vicinity. WARBLJNGS FROM AMBULANCE CO. NO. 3 The boys are wondering why "Happy Cy Demto” has stopped writing for the Intelligencio. They say the boys have changed a great deal here. It certainly must be true, for Private Doll sent a photograph of himself to his wife-to-be and she wrote back asking who the gentleman was on the photo. Private Parker is very proud of his hair. It is now two inches long,. Turner and Schaffner have two fine looking girls in Augusta, but what about the girls back in Pennsylvania. Schaff ner still sihgs the praises, however, of his northern beauty. ~~ NOTICE Shall We Have a Princeton Alumni Association? All Princeton Alumni and undergrad uates are invited to an informal meet *?. e held in Y - M - c - A - Building No <7, Saturday evening, December 15th, 1917, at 7:30 p. m. There are many “Sons of Old Nassau” in Camp Hancock. Let us get together ana became acquainted renewing the spirit of old Princeton. At this meeting we will consider plans for forming an organization if it seems practical. Gome on fellows, show some pep, and keep Saturday evening, December 15th open, BAKER AT CAMP JACKSON. Secretary of War Baker visited Camp Jackson, Columbia, S. C., a few days ago. TOTAL ENLISTED MEN. The total enlistments with accept ances in the army since April 1, 1917 have been 260,479. The navy had a total of 151,688 enlisted men on Nov. 26th. 110TH PLANNING—] FOR CHRISTMAS Will Have Regimental Christ mas Tree. Singing of Carols and Presents for Men. Relatives and friends of the One Hun dred and Tenth Infantry in Pennsylvania are co-operating to make the Christmas celebration of the One Hundred and Tenth a great and glorious success. In each town from which the regiment is recruited, organizations are being formed to assist the Christmas celebration by cash contributions, so that each man in the regiment' may be remembered uni formly. . ~ In a letter to Mrs. W. C. Montgomery, chairman of the Home Presents Commit tee of Augusta, Ga„ Chaplain Schall, of the One Hundred and Tenth, explains how the regiment expects to celebrate the great holiday: "My Dear Mrs. Montgomery,: " Yo '}£ inquiry concerning the plans for the Christmas entertainment for the members of the One Hundred and Tenth Infantry and the things necessary to pro mote those plans successfully received. I am glad to infor myou of my desires and will greatly appreciate any assistance you are able to enlist in carrying them into execution. In general my plan is to promote a Christmas entertainment which will help to convince the soldiers of the fact that they are not forgotten by the friends at home and insure a jcelebration that will make the season a happy one for them. The details are as follows: A regimental Chnstmas tree located at a central point within the camp, a Christmas ceremony with the siging of carols and other fea tures of an inspiring character, and a distribution of gifts a.t which each man of the regiment is to -be made the recipient of a present from the friends back at the home station. “I have seen the list of presents pro posed by you and assure you that the articles named will be most acceptable. "Wishing you every success in your ef to en '* st the co-operation of friends at home, and assuring you that those ef forts will be greatly appreciated, I am, “Very sincerely yours, "CHARLES SCHALL, Nov.'2o, 1917.” Captain and Chaplain, 110th Inf., * Camp Hancock. Augusta. Ga., The example of the One Hundred and Tenth Infantry will surely be followed by other regiments and it looks as though Christmas at Casnp Hancock will be a royal affair. A wild bull almost got Wilttam J. Bryan a few days ago in Arizona. Wil liam beat the bull 16 to 1 in racing for a sheltering mosquite tree. He was unhurt but lost part of his suit in his flight. The censor will not permit us to state what part of his suit is miss ing. Dec. 5, 1917. SPECIAL CAR FOR . THANKSGIVING GIFTS 109th Infantry Receives 1,000 Packages from Philadelphia. Chaplain Futcher in Demand for Weddings. After the customary pleasure and hap piness of Thanksgiving, the regiment has once more settled down to the work nec essary to carry on the intensive training which is essential before going into serv ice on foreign soil. Chaplain Futcher seems to be gaining popularity in marriage and baptism cere monies. He performed the marriage ceremony of Joseph J. Shedaker of Com pany C, and Miss Mamie Koscharek of hiladelphia, at the regimental service on Sunday morning, Nov. 18, and of Bugler James T. League, Company D, and Miss Lenora A. Renting of Philadelphia were married in the Chaplain’s tent on Thurs day, Nov. 22. Baptizes Child. On Stfhday, Nov. 25, the Chaplain bap tized William Taylor Gammons, the in fant son of Sergt. William T. and Mrs. Margaret P. Gammons. Sergt. Gammons is a member of Company E, of this regi ment. The platform on this occasion was beautifully decorated in the crimson, gold and brown tints of autumn oak leaves. Y. M. C. A. Minister Baptizes. The men of the regiment greatly en joyed hearing teh address on “The Rights of the Child,” given by Rev. William B. Berg, pastor of the Second Congrega tional Church of Philadelphia. Rev. Berg also baptised Joy Dorothy Van Horn Mueller, the infant son of Corporal Ray mond W. dnd Mrs. Ida B. Mueller. Cor poral Mueller is a member of Headquart ers Company and Mrs. Mueller is a mem ber of Rev. Berg’s congregation in Phila delphia. Thanksgiving Service. A very elaborate program was pre pared for Thanksgiving Day service, but on account of the storm it was postponed until the following Sunday (Dec. 2nd). It included the reading of President Wil son’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, a sim ilar proclamation issued by Brig. Gen. Stillwell; address. “America and the War,” by Capt. C. P. Futcher, chaplain, also patriotic hymns and music by the band. Special Car for Packages. zThe personnel service bureau of the home defense committee of Philadelphia provided a special car to carry the Thanksgiving packages to men of Phila delphia from their friends. The work was carried out under teh direction of Mrs. M. L. Woodruff, who is a great friend of Philadelphia soldiers. She was one of the main factors in the raising of the "Sol diers Leisure Hour Fund.” The car was consigned to Capt. Futcher. It contained about 1.000 packages, each of which was delivered to the man presenting a card , r bearing the package number on it. -the lar armv ration when- they sat down % ear ; W nksgiving dinner. The tables ‘ most of t(, o were set up beautr tt tifully. It was a pleasing sight to 100 “ A upon them, but it was much more pleas ing to sit down and "dig in.” AMBULANCECOIO. 2 ENJOYS FINE DINNER Wedding Ceremony Followed by Entertainment. Entire 'Company Out for Marriage. There Are two times in a year that every man looks forward to with great interest. These two occasions are Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas din ner. Our Thanksgiving dinner was one that could not be passed by and have nothing said regarding it. Anyone who who will scan the following menu will certainly agree that it is very tempting. Turkey Turkey Filling Cranberry Sauce Corn Peas Dressing Turnips Nuts Figs Grapes Apples Raisins Oranges Mince and Apple Pie. We had as guests Sergeants Kelly and Robinson, of the British army. The climax to the day came with the announcement that Corporal Nelson Smith and Miss Clara Mary Gillis were to be married Saturday evening. The marriage ceremony was performed in our mess hail Saturday evening at 7:30, Rev. Gro ton, of Augusta, officiating. The bride was given away in marriage by her father. Private First Class Lewis W. Eldridge, a close friend of the groom, acted as best man. The hall was artistic ally decorated with pine tops, cones and bunting. Refreshments were served af ter the ceremony. The tables were dec orated -with white roses. An entertainment was after wards by the men. Sergeant First Class Bopp and Sergeant Dawson sang in their usual pleasing manner. Privates Drago’s orchestra played several selections! A feature of the entertainment were ' the Polish, Italian and- Scotch songs given by Niczoorski, Drago and Skene, in their order. ' Among the invited guests were Colonel Turner and wife, major Smith and wife Captain McGinnis and wife, Lieut. Rpss and wife, Lieut. Gerhart and wife, Lieut. Lynch. Lieut. Webster and wife. Sergeant First Class McGinnis and wife. Corporal Seifert, Sergeant Cripps, Pri vate First Class Eldridge, Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. D. Gillis, Mrs. Partridge, Mr. and Mrs. Skinner, Mr. Rae and daughter. The entire company at tended the wedding. Sunday afternoon our soccer team de feated the crack team of the One Hun dred and Tenth Infantry, score 4-0. The Rugby team defeated Ambulance Co. No. 3, score 6-0. Mayor-elect Hylan, of New York City announces he will bar all $7 banquets in the interest of food conservation.