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yi fcnwi MB w \ r ,*4 / I toji Ltyfygm I Ari 0 » US 111 £833 GENERAL LOGAN LAUDS THANKSGIVING 112th Infantry Has Impressive Service in Y. M. C. A. Hut. Captain Schoonmaker Stirs Soldiers to Applause. Band on the Job. BY JAMES MURRIN. A varied weather program, a splendid turkey dinner and a patriotic Thanks giving service in the Y. M. C. A. mind ing No. 76 will long serve to keep the memory of Nov. 29 alive in the minds of the 12th soldier boys, now at Camp Han cock. ’ At, Thanksgiving was a holiday through out the whole camp, and the hardest w ork most fellows had to do was to sign the payroll. After that they were practically free for the whole day. Impressive Thanksgiving Services. The morning downpour didnt’ prevent 500 or more enlisted men and many offi cers of the regiment from** participating in the impressive Thanksgiving exercises held in the Y. M. C. A. building. The pro gram began at 0 o’clock, the men mak ing they way to the "hut” in a downpour of rain that swept the big drill held. Once inside, however, they forgot the inclem ency of the weather and enjoyed the pro gram from the moment it began until the 112th Regimental Band played _ The Star-Spangled Banner and Chaplain Hall pronounced the benediction. Chaplain Hall opened the services with appropriate remarks regarding the sig nificance of Thanksgiving Day, and the importance that it holds in the life of the nation. Captain James C. Shaw, adjutant of Colonel Rickard’s staff, read the Pres ident’s ‘ Thanksgiving Proclamation in a true military manner while the soldier boys listened attentively. Then, follow ing teh reading of the 103rd Psalm by the Chaplain. J. Campbell Brandon, secre tary of building 76, and formerly a prom inent Butler attorney, led in prayer. AS might be imagined, the H2th reg imental Band was right on the job, and played "Under the Willows’ with that enchanting swing that caught all the sol diers at the start, and the patriotic spirit of the occasion was manifested more than ever as the men jumped to their feet and sang three verses of "America.” General Logan Gives Address. There were only two speakers on the program—Brigadier General Albert J. Logan, commanding the JJifty-sixth In fantry Brigade, and Captain Frederick I . Schoonmaker, of Bradford, commanding Company C and now in charge of the third battalion. owing to the absence of Major Bordwe.ll. Colonel Rickards had been asked to speak, and although he • was present, he expressed the desired hat some one else be given the honor this time. . .. . “We are here today to pay our tribute of thanks for the good things we have received in the past year,” began General Logan "It seems to me, however, when we had heard the proclamation of the President that there is not much more that could be said. If we take that document and read it and study it, it covers the situation very thoroughly. "The American custom, of Thanksgiv ing Day has been in existence for many years, and it seems to me that it is one of the greatest things we do. to set apart one day in the year to give thanks to the Giver of all good things. We sometimes stop and wonder what we have to be thankful for. We may be feeling a little blue and discouraged, but if we only stop to think there isn ’tone of us but who can be thankful to God for the many things TIV is doing for us. Then when we are ui the midst of this world war per haps you ask the Question again, What have we to be thankful for ? Thankful for Democracy. “We should be thankful that we as an American nation are so strongly united in the principles of democracy; that we are willing to make great personal sacrifices of our interests, our homes and our lives to defend those splendid principles. Coming down to Camp Hancock and the work the soldier boys are doing here, .General Logan outlined teh benefits of the Y. M. C. A.. the kindness of the people of Augusta and the many other factors that are making the boys’ stay in the South land a pleasant one. The absence of liquor was one of the greatest things to be thankful for, he declared, adding that it was the duty of every good soldier ot the United States to report to his com manding officer the location of any boot legging place of which he knew. He called upon all men in his hearing to be good soldiers— -good in the full meaning of that word—clean, morally, spiritually and physically. Private Roy House, of the Sanitary De tachment. 112th Regiment, sang with feel ing and an impressiveness that won ap plause, “God Shall Wipe Away All Tears. Capt. Schoonmaker's Talk. “We are to be thankful that we are privileged to live within the bounds of a country and under the direction of a gov ernment that extends to each individua citizen the greatest amount of individual freedom that is accorde dby any nation on the face of the earth. In .no other country on this terrestrial globe, de clared Captain Schoonmaker, in opening his brief address, "is there accorded to each man so much liberty to act and think for himself as this grand United States of America.” The soldier boys, patriotic to the core, cheered lustily and applauded vocifer- “That is one central thought I can bring to you today. Three years ago there was a murder in Europe, a shot was fired, a European arehduke fell and the war started. I have read all the green, white, yellow and blue books , and haven’t found out yet what the war’s about, but we American soldiers know what we are fighting for today—it is a cohtest between autocracy and de mocracy. It's either our government and our lives, or the German militarism rules the world. That is why I am here, and 1 that is why you are here today. I have no doubt that Attila, the Hun, would be green with envy had he lived today and observed the atrocities committed by the kaiser.” Sometimes, he said, he had feared that the liberty America accorded her citizens might be detrimental to the interests of . th government; might effect the soliditary of its people. ; . “But when I look at ybu splendid fel lows, I see the answer—the whole nation r RENCH AND C AMr is united and will remain so until we come out of the war victorious," the captain added. "I am sure if you fight and fight hard, we will emerge from this war with democracy, instead of autoc racy, ruling teh world.” Then the band started anew, its splen did rendition of Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” and “The Old Gray Mare” —played as only'Roy Miller’s train ed musicians are capable of playing. Chaplain- Hall made a few more appro priate remarks, emphasizing some of the statements General Logan had made,, and the great old progra mcame’ to a con clusion with the playing of "The “Star- Spangled BanneiS-’ HOWITZER HOWIZITS Harry Eckhart, bugler sergeant of headquarters, is still blowing himself and teaching the buglers that taps should not sound like the “Memphis Blues.” The informal entertainment given at the Y. M. C. A. for the regiment Thanks giving night proved to be a great suc cess. The program consisted of volunteer talent selected from the audience. The Quaker City String Band gave a mix ture of melodies which was very pleas ing. Frank Conway was there.also. En tertainments like this weekly would not be bad. Thanks to Chaplain McFetridge. Private Herskovitz, tailor of “C” Bat tery, still believes that a stitch in time saves embarrassment. If Private Bernard Burke, the erst while violinist of “B” Battery, would get that “Horseshoe Bend” out of his back, in ail probability the file closers could execute “right dress” properly. Sergeant W. W. Koppenhaver of “B” Battery has rightly • earned the title of Sergeant “Bunk-fatigue”—“Outside of your tents, men!” No doubt a little turkey now and then is relished by the best of men—even ar tillerymen. Private Ford of “A” Battery can cer tainly rende rsome foot moving melody on his “groan-box” (violin). Turn me loose. <*■ .. What seems to be the attraction at the Pennsylvania Restaurant? Perhaps it* is some clean-shaven old lady. Ask* Corporal Booz-I. Malonjel, the horsesher of “A” Battery, was arrested by the customs officials on his arrival in this country. (He had a load of ivory concealed ’neath his hat.) Being that Carl Kline of the Medical Corps is a steamfitter in civil life he should get busy and fix some of the men’s pipes (throats). Kaufman, mechanic of “F” Battery, is still gaining weight. Nobody loves a fat man. Frank Conway of "B” Battery is now known as “chief gloom chaser.” —Private •Francis I. Conway, Battery “B,” 108th F. A. OUR SOLDIERS WELL PAID Capturing American ‘ Sammies” is a decidedly more lucrative occupation for the Prussian soldiers than fighting for the fatherland, says Thomas F. Logon, in Leslie’s. When the Kaiser offered a bonus of $75 to the first man of his forces in France who captured an American sol dier he fixed a sum that represents more than three years' pay of a private in the German army. The pay given American soldiers, compared with the pay of the British Tommy, the French poilu, the Italian Alpini, the German bouche and the other fighting men of Europe, seems handsome wages. The American second class private will receive $33 a month. The French soldiers receives exactly $31.50 less, or $1.50 a month. The Russian pri vate gets thirty-two cents a month; the Austro-Hungarian troops are given two and a half cents t a, day. Great Britain allows her fighting men $7.60 a month for service in France, Mesopotamia and other foreign territories. Italy ranks second in generosity allowing a monthly minimum of $5.83. Spain compensates her soldiers with a monthly, wage of $4.42; Germany has a wage scale beginning at $1.65; Ja pan’s soldiers at home receive $8 a year, and Turkey grants her men sll a year. ABE MARTIN *57 a 4ilj These are th’ .times when folks are judged by what they give instead of what ther worth. It's a mighty fine thing t’ know when not t’ know too much. Some folks hain’t worryin' jest so th’ nickel the-aters have got in their coal supnjy. “It wuz almost cool enough t’ go without furs last evenin’,” said Taw ney Apple, to’day. Mrs. Tilford Moots’s nephew writes her from th' army that th’ beds are hard, but that the vaccinations are all that could be desired. K. OF 0. PRESENT * VARIED PROGRAM Secretary McGreevy Gives In teresting Account of Activi 'ties. Fine Thanksgiving Pro gram. Fast Boxing Bouts Ar ranged. (R. J. McGreevy, Jr., General Secretary.) The past week has been the most suc cessful one we have had since our open ing. On four nights of the week we pre sented entertainments which were well received by large erdwds. On Mofiday evening, owing to the fact that an army officer who we had scheduled for an ad dress was called away from the camp, we were obliged to postpone his lecture until this week However, Father Conaty, who had just arrived to take up his du ties as chaplain, consented to substitute for the occasion and pleatsec: a large audi ence with a very brilliant sketch ot nfe in Italy. Father Conaty was educated ano ordained in Rome and has spent consid erable time abroad. On Tuesday evening we held our week ly boxing contests. Owing to the tael that many who were to participate in the bouts of that evening being obliged to go “on a hike,” several or me scheduiea pouts were postponed. However, we were able to stage eight bouts that were so well appreciated that we doubt that the ones originally intended for the evening could have brought forth more applause and comment. For the coming Thurs day we have scheduled several interesting exnibition bouts exclusive of the other more "lively” contests. Jackie Clark will appear in company with his sparring partner, also Terry Murphy. Owing to the tact that boxing outside of the limits of the camp is now prohibited, we have received the proffer of assistance of tai ent who usually demand big prices for their services. We have had a ’substan tial portable LS-foot ring constructed and some first-class exhibitions are promised. On Thursday evening we held a Thanksgiving entertainment that was a success in all that the term implies. Our building, which is supposed to seat 1,200, was filled to capacity, and many were unable to obtain even standing room within, or on the spacious porch outside. The 108th Artillery Band rendered a very fitting musical program and was repeat edly encored. The balance of the pro gram was arranged by the ladies of the Catholic Ladies Club of Augusta and con sisted of the following numbers; Minstrel, Co. C, 103rd Engineers. Solo, Lieutenant Crolly. Q. M. D. Solo, Lieutenant Payton, Machine Gun Company. Solo, John Surra, 112lh Infantry Band. Waltz, P. 11. Rice, Jr., and Mary An drews. Dance, Altwee'O’Dowd. Song, Eveline O’Dowd. Dance, Lucelle Crenshaw and Charles Mulhcrin. Band Concert furnished by 103rd Ar tillery Band. After the entertainment, refreshments were served by the ladies, who spent a busy hour endeavoring to serve as many as possible. During this time they gave out over 2,000 ice cream cones, and four baskets of home-made candy. The men were very loud in teir appreciation of their efforts. A section of the floor was roped off for a time and as many as couli*. crowd in spent the remainder of the eve ning in dancing. On Friday evening, the 111th Infantry Band furnished a delightful musical com cert, which was followed by several vau deville acts, staged by camp talent. The band concert was originally supposed to last for one hour. The musicians were finally obliged to play much longer to satisfy the audience. Program for This Week. Thursday- evening—Boxing. Friday Evening—Band concert and show by musical talent. Saturday Morning—Holiday of Obliga tion; Masses at S and 9:15 o’clock. Sunday Morning—Masses at 8, 9:15 and 10:30. 112TH REGIMENT HAS HAPPY BUNCH OF MEN “You can tell the folks back home that I am well. “Don’t forget to mention that I’m gain ing weight.” “And say, you would-be staff corre spondent. you can tell them that I’m just as full of life as ever.” Go down any company street—-from Company A to Company M—down through the whole row of lettered companies, and you will here virtually the same remarks. And the fellows, mean it. Never was there a happier bunch of men than right here at Camp Hancock. They are going at the war game in a man’s way, they are playing a man’s struggle every inch of the way and most of all, they are be having as real men. For let it be known back home, / that the regiment is not only in better health than ever before in its many years -of history, but the conditions of camp life are so far ahead of those of other years that there is no comparison at all. in ail of the two months since the One Hun dred and Twelfth Regiment has btv*n in the Southland, there have been fewer than a dozen arrests in Augusta for drunkenness. PERSHING’S MESSAGE General John J. Pershing sent the fol lowing Thanksgiving message to the Am erican people: By General John J. Pershing. “First, we may be thankful for the spirit which a great cause has roused in our nation. "Second, that our army in France in creases and its training continues Re cording to plan. "Third, for the energy and unity of purpose from home which sustain us here and which will send us the men and the material enabling us to deliver blow: whose result will give us even greater cause when another Thanksgiving Day arrives. “ Dec. 5, 1917. PRETTY DECORATIONS FOR Continued from page three. noon, with'twenty-eight men in attend ance. Secretary Hausmanri and Secre tary Germain discussed the Sunday School lesson and this will* be a regular feature every Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Band concerts have been held at the base hospital on Wednesdays and Fri days and the patients appreciate thenj very much. The bifrids of the One Hun dred and Ninth Field Artillery and the Ammunition Train furnished the music. Physical Director Sherwood has in stalled volley ball courts and nets at One Hundred and Ninth Headquarters and Ammunition Train Headquarters and much interest is taken by the officers. Recreative games are also being conduct ed under Mr. Sherwood’s direction. r Secretary Hausmann visits every ward in the base hospital daily and furnished supplies to the patients. Program for Week. Wednesday—Open House. Thursday—Orpheus Four, of Los An geles. Friday—Religious service. Saturday—Home night. Sunday, 10 A. M. —Chapel service at service at 7:30 in tent. Monday—Sing-song conducted by Mr. Tebbs. Tuesday—Entertainment. GIRARDNOTES ~~ At a dinner held at the Hotel Genes ta about 25 men were present. Due to the fact that one company had guard duty the number of men present was cut down considerably, but those who did show up were: Lt. Ehlers, Sgts. Mosely Wolfe, Little, Jamison (Pop 9 enlistments), Laird, Moody, shaffer and Henzler, Corp Van Austin, Smoyer, Br- Brow,n, Devine, Wade, Tobler, Cannon, Rorar, Nicholas, Knapp and last, but not least, Musician Frazier. All of these gathered in the lobby of the hotel and they certainly did look 14l<e fT bunch of “hummers” as they took possession of everything, even the girl behind the cigpr stand. After a short wait to get acquainted with each other and to find out when they all joined in this pleasant war, we disappeared in the direction of the eats. The management gave us a room to ourselves. Perhaps they have handled “hummers” before. The dinner was very fine and went along smoothly with no Interruptions except some re marks directed attach other recalling past happenings in that faraway HUM. The only incident of the eatferA was that one of the waiters had to bring Ed Little a second fork, he had worn out his .ordinal one as he was trying to strafe"' the chicken, etc. Wolfe was right on after him. A short business meeting was held after all the eats had been strafed and the following officers were chosen: President—Lt. Ehlers, of 107 MG. Battalion. Vice-President-srSgt. Wolfe, unat tached. Treasurer—St. Little, HG. Co., 110th Inf. Secretary—Sgt. Henzler, MG, Co, 3d Penn. Inf. To make it real, singers were served during the meeting. This recalled old class meetings and we were all at home. • The first thing decided upon after election of officers was a date for the next meeting. This was fixed to be the second Saturday in January, the 12th. A soccer team was organized with Bill Knapp as team captain. A game is ex pected to be played this Saturday. All those men who were not present at the dinner and who play will please turn in their name and position to Knapp, Co. A, Eng. It is the hope of Dick Tobler to play a game with the Eng lish that are in camp. He wants them to see that he has some tricks that he learend in G. C. Smoyer is to leave soon for a six weeks’ training in the ordrance depart ment at Springfield Arsenal. Mosely is hobnobing with generals at Divisionional Inspector’s office, as is Dick Tobler at the Divisional Sur geon's office. The rest of fR? just see privates all day long. Well, we should worry, our arms are not stiff. F. G. HENZLER, MG. Co., 3d. Penn. Inf. —— w SIBERT’S MESSAGE Major-General William L. Sibert ex pressed his message of Thanksgiving to the American people in the following words: By Major-General WilHam L. Sibert. “This little, pioneer contingent of mine has many things to be truly thankful for. We have progressed far along our pro gram of training. We have become so hardened physically that despite expo sure to the rough weather our men have had a minimum of illness. “Bui, most of all, we are thankful for this: In the great task of transporting our army to France, we have not lost a single man—not one casualty. “It is very encouraging. Because we know and our people back home know that when ‘he full force of the United States can be transported over here and thrown into th efight then we allies will win this war—hands down.” In Switzerland, it is said, license has been granted to an electric company to make alcohol for industrial purposes from calcium carbide. Tlife- works will be built at Visp. During 1916 the price of platinum in Russia reached the record figure of 83,- 000 roubles per pood, wh ! ch is equal to about S7O per ounce avoirdupois. The Russian railways employ dog-ear spikes for fastening the rail to the tie.