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Dec. 12, 1917.
WITH THE Y. M. C. A. AT CAMP HANCOCK 1,300 MEN CROWD TO SEE MOVIES Building 75 Has Record- Breaking Crowd. Orpheus Quartette Makes Hit. BUILDINgTnO. 75. (Serving 107th and 108th Field Artillery. Ambulance Corps, Field Hospital, Motor Truck Companies and Field Bakery), Building Secretary—R. A. Spahr, Sewickley, Pa. Religious Work Director —A. B. Cur ry, Jr., New York City. Physical Work Director —F. W. Prechtel, Lancaster. Pa. Educational Work Director —J. A. Brodhead, Cincinnati, O. Assistant Secretary—Harry P. Williamsport, Pa. Assistant Secretary—Harry E Bicks ler, Missouri. The past week at 75 was a hummer from start to finish. Besides a high grade program all week, a number of welcome changes and additions were made to the building equipment. Mrs. M. P. Carrol on Monday night gave her old-time negro dialect selections and Georgia Cracker stories. Though over seventy years of age and handicapped with a cold, she was not a slacker in any sense, and was greatly appreciated by all for her lively presentation of Southern life of a past generation. While there was a good-sized crowd at Tuesday night's movies, Friday night was a record breaker with an estimated at tendance of 1,300. After about 300 men had already been seated, the One Hun dred and Third Ammunition entered the building in a body in order to give every man of the train an opportunity to see the government reels on the “Training of a U. S. Soldier.” Several of the side writing tables and benches were broken down by the pressure of the crowd. Wednesday brought the now well known Orpheus male singers who held the large audience spellbound for one hour and ten minutes. The applause was fair ly deafening whether high grade concert selections were sung or well known popu lar music. The “Kaiser Knocker Song” was the best of the kind ever heard. Dr. William Sawtelle of Scranton, Pa., spoke on Thursday evening, and his mes sage was unusually invigorating and helpful. It was a happy, sane, practical religious talk for United States soldiers of all religious sects. It is to be hoped that Dr. Sawtelle visits Camp Hancock again. The following new equipment, installed during the week wiil add much to the at tractiveness and to the efficiency of the building: A large magazine rack, a news paper filing rack, a special cabinet table for Victrola and records, two drinking bubblejs and ice cooler, a large new book case, And hot water shower hath facili ties for use of the secretaries. Program for Week. Wednesday—Open night. Thursday, 7 to 8 P. M.—Mrs. Henry C. Tinker of New York city will lecture on “Red Cross Work in France.” Field Hos pital companies will attend in a body with band. Others welcome to fear part of room. Thursday, 8. to 9 P. M.—Regular re ligious service. Friday—Movies. Saturday—Open night. Sunday—Regimental services. , Sunday—Regimental services. One Hun dred and Eighth Field Artillery, Chaplain McFetridge, in Y. M. C. A. building. At 10 a. rn . in building, Sanitary Tram and Motor Supply Train. Chaplain Hill, One Hundred and Seventh Field Artillery. Chaplain Peters at 9 a. m. Monday—To be announced. Tuesday—Movies. NEW SECRETARIES AT BUILDING 76 Three Experienced Men Added to Staff. Big Crowd at Movies —Men Enjoy Popular Songs. BUILDING 'NO. 76. Serving the 56th Brigade, including tb“ 11“ ! >"d 111th regiments of infantry. Building Secretary—J. Campbell Brandon, Butler, Pa. Religious Work Secretary—ll. L. Adams. Educational Director —F. A. Smith. Assistant Secretary—G. W. Veech. Assistant Secretary—Euclid Mcßride. During the past week three new men have been addded to the secretarial staff at Y. M. C. A. 76, and these new men are fast making friends among the en listed men who use our building. T. S. Hughes, the new physical director, hails from Elizabeth City. N. C. At the Uni versity of North Carolina, he first en tered physical work. At this college he he’d the highest position that couid be obtained in gymnasium work. Mr. Hughes i" a live wire man and is sure to keep things moving in the physical department. Frederick A. Smith is the new educa tional and social secretary, coming to us from Pudding 78. Mr. Smith has had considerable experience in this line of work, having been a Y. M. C. A. secre tary for the past six years. He re ceived his training for the work at Clark college, New York University' and the Eastern jV‘■ociatton school." Cuthr'e W. Veech has been appointed assistart secretary at this building. He has been a student at Transylvania col lege for the pa t few years. Mr. Veech has h.;d considerable business eaperi denco. hav’ng worked with the Louisville & Nashville R. R. Co. and the Mengel Pox Co. lie was also pastor of the Hilltop '*hri:<t‘an church in Flemming County. K,-., for a time. A b'g crowd attended the movie show ADMINISTRATION STAFF Camp Secretary E. Tomlinson, Wilmerding, Pa. Camp Religious Work Director T. A. Wigginton, Nashville, Tenn. Camp Educational Director George B. Landis, Harrisburg, Pa. Associate Division Athletic Director Geo. R. Fleming, Williamsport, Pa. Camp Business Secretary .7....R. P. Zebley, Philadelphia, Pa. Camp Musical Work Director A. L. Tebbs, Dayton, O. Camp Publicity Director J. Edgar Probyn, Altoona, Pa. Camp Accountant E. L. Butler, Greenville, S. C. Camp Stenographer Frank W. Shriver, Omaha, Neb. Camp Stenographer L. B. Atterbury, Jackson, Tenn. Camp Motion Picture Expert George Magarian, New York City. Camp Property Man P. A. McArthur, Augusta, Ga. Spahr, on Friday' night, and enjoyed the pictures immensely. Between the parts the fel lows all joined in singing popular songs which were thrown on the screen. The Orpheus Four on Saturday night played to a full house, and the talk on the Service Flag by Rev. Mr. Berg was well received. Sunday in spite of the cold, a good sized crowd attended both the after noon and evening services. Chaplain Hall preached in the morning and Rev. Dr. Bagnell at night. A full program has been arranged for the balance of this week. On Thursday night there will be a band concert by the Bth regiment band. Friday night will be the usual moving picture night and Saturday it is planned to hold amateur night. All men who' can act or think they can, should plan to get in on this night and show what they can do. DR. BERG’S DEPARTURE MUCH REGRETTED The Popular Religious Work Director Leaves to Resume Ministerial Duties. Busy Week at Building 77. BUILDING N. 77. (Serving Engineers, Signal Corps, Mil itary Police, Headquarters Com pany and Machine Gun Battalion.) Building and Religious Secretary—R. C. Dobson, St. Louis, Mo- Educational Secretary—Charles A. Lineback, Carthage, Ind. Business Secretary—W. E. Griffin, Augusta, Ga. Physical Director—Elmer C, Colby, Marietta, O. Many sincere expressions of regret have been heard from all quarters over the departure of Dr. Berg, who left us on Monday to resume his duties as pastor of the Second Congregational Church, Philadelphia. Dr. Berg has been in the camp for three months, on a leave of absence from his church, and during that time has endeared himself to a very large number of the men of the camp, as well as his associates in the work. On Wednesday evening he gave a splendid address to a large audience on “The Spirit of Lafayette” in his usual eloquent and convincing style of de livery. His parting message .to the men was given at the services on Sun day morning, which had a good attend ance. The movies on Monday evening had a large attendance and were much en joyed. We had the government movies again on Thursday evening in addition to the regular program.- Mrs. M. P. Carroll delighted the men with her entertainment “Echies from Dixie,” on Tuesday evening. Her ne gro dialect and “Georgia Cracker” sto ries have the true flavor of the South, and were the choicest bits of local col or we have yet had. The Orpheus Four entertained on Friday evening with vocal and instru mental selections. They are artists in their line and pleased the men greatly. On Saturday evening our new educa tional secretary, who is an imperson ator of reputation, gave the men a most delightful entertainment in “charac ter studies from life and literature." The men are looking forward to his second appearance with much interest. The staff of 77 are much delighted in having him as one of the recent addi tions, and he is getting hold of the men in fine shape. We have also enjoyed the brief stay of Mr. Harrington, who has been assigned as building secre tary of No. 79. Activities for This Week. Wednesday, 7:30 p. m. —Dr. Bagnell will give a popular lecture on “The Meaning of the War.” This will take the place of our regular religious ser vice, which is being held this .week on Tuesday evening, instead. Thursday evening, by request of Headquarters, the building will be re served for the officers between the hour of 7:15 and 8:15. The movies will start at 8:30. Everybody invited. Afternoon —Mending garments for men. Friday Evening—We expect to have as speaker one of the officers recently returned from France, who will relate bis experiences over there. Saturday Evening—Checker Tourna ment .and reading and writing night. Sunday Morning. 8 o'clock —Chap- lain Houghton conducts Holy Commun ion, and at 9 o’clock the regimental service for the Engineers. 10 o’clock, regimental services for the Headquar- TRENCH AND CAMP ters; Signal Corps and Military Po lice; at which time Dr. Dobson will preach, and again to the men in the building at 7:30 in the evening. Bible class for all at 2:30 in the afternoon. Monday Evening—Movies. Tuesday Evening—-Checker Tourna ment and writing and reading. MAY ORGANIZE" HOCKEY CLUB Building’ 78 Will Engage in Ice Sports if Weather Continues. New Physical Director on Job. BUILDING NO. 78. Building Secretary—H. L. Simmons, Magnolia, Miss. Educational and Social Secretary— Frederick B. Heitkamp, Chatham, N. J. Business Secretary—Paul A. G. Mache mer, Philadelphia, Pa. Associate Secretary Raymond R. Brewer, Sylvan, Pa. Physical Work Director —Frank L. Whitney, Rockland, Me. , That idea about the state of Georgia being in the "Sunny South” is all a myth. At any rate Building No. 78 is seriously considering the organization of an Ice Hockey Club and in the event that the blizzard comes on time we shall be pre pared to handle the snow and clear the roads for the visits of the Y. M. C. A. truck. The fact is that the cold of the past week, together with the fact that the cavalry has gone, has caused us to hav> a very meagre attendance. The nrogram of the week was good and from the Cur rent Events talk < n Monday night t< the evening service led by Dr. Wiggin ton on Sunday, the interest , of those at tending was great. The moving pictures were the best that have yet been sent to us—but the weath er was the worst and what might have been a very fine Saturday evening was one spent in “shivering bliss." But the men are standing the cold wave with r splendid spirit and in the course of week or so the Y. M. C. A. will be the warmest place in the camp. Bible classes are going on in good shape and arrangements have been made wit’- Chaplain Schall of the 110th Infantry to hold some of them in the splendid nev> building which has been erected by him. Our new physical director, Mr. Whit ney, started in with a good bit cf “pep” and had arranged for a fine athletic schedule on Saturday but the weather man was against him. However, ar rangements have been made for the or ganization of a basketball league in the 110th. Also a series of volley ball games will be played. What is left of the cavalry' played r scrub team from the 110th in a spirited basketball game, lesulting in a victory for the cavalry by the score of 12-10. DR. HESS LEAVES FOR WASHINGTON Popular Building Secretary May Go to France. Third Regiment Band Transferred and is Missed. Orpheus Four Pleases. BUILDING No. 79. (Serving 109th Infantry.) Building Secretary—C. H. Harrington. Religious Director —Dr. Orlo J. Price,- Lansing, Mich. Educational—Luther D. Miller, Greens burg, Pa. Physical—E. B. Peterman, Youngstown, Ohio. Assistant—Frank R. Hean, Harrisburg, Pa. Assistant—Hubert N. Dukes, Sanders ville, Ga. Some unfeeling railroad ad writer or other fiction dispenser penned these words to lure the unsuspecting North erner to his lair: “Go South, young man, where the balmy breezes blow, where one may walk about in nature’s garden spot in the habiliments of summer with never a thought of the wintry blasts of the North. But wait, someone has exaggerat ed grossly concerning this wonderful cli mate. In the first place, balmy breezes are not blowing and from all indications will not blow until the cotton is sown in the springtime. In the second place, were one to walk about in the habiliments of sumpier, taps would surely be blown. In the third place, the sentiment has been expressed that the wintry blasts of the North are more to be desired than the so called balmy breezes of the Southland. Be that as it may, we here at 79 are cold and have been in that uncomfortable condition for several days, yet we are as sured that this cold wave is to be of short duration. Praises be! The programs of the past week have been especially good. On Monday night the regular movies were shown with a bang-up crowd in attendance. Tuesday night we had a double-header. The Or pheus Four gave a splendid concert and the Third Regiment Band, under the leadership of Bandmaster Brinton .gave a farewell concert. We are sorry the splen did band has been transferred, for the nightly concerts were gems and greatly appreciated by all the fellows. We know what is our loss will be the Field Hos pital’s gain. Dr. Sawtelle. pastor of the First Pres byterian Church of Scranton, Pa., ad dressed the religious meeting- on Wednes day evening and was so greatly enjoyed that we asked to have him returned to us on Sunday. A trio composed of Rabbitt, D’Agestlno, Desiterto played for the movies on Thurs day. The music added to the evening’s entertainment. Mrs. Carrol of Augusta gave her "Reminiscences of Dixie” on Friday and the boys were delighted. Her recital of Southern stories was perfect. On Saturday evening. Dr. Robert Bag nell of Harrisburg, Pa., gave a masterful talk Yollowed by a farewell address by Dr. Hess, our building secretary. The usual Sunday services were held. Dr. Sawtelle was the speaker. We regret deeply the departure of Rev. William Milton Hess, who has been in charge of Building 79 since the camp was opened. Dr. Hess and his associates be gan work in a large tent, then went into our present commodious building, and in every detail Dr. Hess was assiduous in his desire to serve the men who frequent Building 79. From time to time, he ad dressed the gatherings and his forceful utterances on German brutality and liv ing the clean life, will never be forgotten. Dr. Hess went to Washington, D. C., on Sunday, in company with his wife, who was a visitor in the camp for several dftys. He ies a delegate from New York city to the national convention of the Anti-Saloon League and following that will return to New York city, to resume his pastorate temporarily, in all prob ability, he will not return to Camp Han cock, but may go to France to do Y. M. C. A. work with Pershing’s army. He leaves with the best wishes of his asso ciates. Program for the week: Wednesday. 7:30 —Song service. Thursday, 10 A. M —Mending of clothes by Augusla ladies; 7:30, entertainment. Saturday, 7:3o—Sing song. Sunday, 2:3o—Bible classes; 7:30, song service. Monday, 7:3o—Movies. Tuesday—To be announced. segreTariesoualify FOR BALLOON SQUAD Have Difficulty Holding Big Tent Down During High Wind. Entertainment at Base Hospital. Men Make Decisions BUILDING No. 80. Serving One Hundred and Ninth Field Artillery, Ammunition Train, Trench Mortar Company and Base Hospital. Building Secretary—M. F. Hausmann, Erie, Pa. Physical Director—F. D. Sherwood, Wausau. Wis. Assistant Secretary—Arnold Germain. New York City. Assistant Secretary—ll. S. Mclntyre, Greensburg, Pa. Tent No. 80 has just finished a very busy week. Though the 109th Field Ar tillery was at the range, the boys of the Trench Mortar Battery and the Ammuni tion Train filled the tent ever yevening and enjoyed the program prepared. Monday night we had our usual sing song. Dr. Wm. L. Sawtelle of Scranton, Pa., conducted services Tuesday night and left a message that will be remem bered by the boys for a long time. Wednesday apd Thursday nights, due to the cold weather and the rain, our at tendance was lower than usual and in stead of our regular Thursday night pro gram an entertainment was given at the base hospital by folks from Augusta. On Friday night. Geo. C .K. Sample of Columbia, Pa., was with us and after delivering a very forceful message gave an invitation for personal prayer that was accepted by several of the boys nres ent. Saturday, the e”‘ ',' force of Tent 80 was busy keeping f tent anchored to the ground and all -1 fully qualified for the balloon squad. The only casualties of the day were four electric bulbs that seemed to prefer the hard ground to th safety of the sockets and the loss of all of our decorations. We again welcome the 101st U. Cav alry, now the Trench Mortar Battery, back to Tent 80. Coming Activities. Wednesday—Open House. Thursday, 7:30 P. M. —Religious service. Friday, 7:30 P. M.—Entertainment. Saturday—Home night. Appeal To Reason Changes Mind The Appeal to Reason, piorieer social ist organ in the United States, has espoused the “war of defense” of th-. United States and the allies against Prus sian militarism, according to a statement made ta Girard, Kan., by Louis, Kopelln, editor of the paner. “President Wilson’s clear and definite statement of war aims before congress last Tuesday is mainly responsible for The Anpeal to Reason's espousal of th» war," the statement said. Beginning with the issue of Decem ber 22. the name r» the paner will be changed to “The New Apneal” to “more distinctively conform to its broader na tional and international policy,” the statement said. LOST. LOST: AIRDALE TERRIER PUPPY, 6 months old, name “Mike,” black and tan legs. Finder please notify Mrs. J. C. Depsey, 2316 McDowell street, phone 6866-W, or J. Campbell Brandon, Army Y. M. C. A., phone 9304. Page 3 I jgjFYjl fe ySaa 1 I i Ur \v i X V*’ V I \ V 1 « m I gi » I Illi |! 1 i