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Dec. 24, 1917.
WITH THE Y. M. C. A. AT CAMP HANCOCK TENT NO. 80 CHANGED TO BUILDING NO. 72 New Building Will Soon Be Erected. Artillery Band As sists in Moving. TENT No. 72. (Serving 109th Field Artillery, 103rd Trench Mortar Battery, 103rd Ammuni tion drain and Base Hospital). Building Secretary, M. F. Hausmann. Brie, Pa. Physical Director—F. D. Sherwood, Wausau, Mich. Assistant Secretary—A. O. Germain, hew York City. Assistant Secretary—W. H. Mcln tyre, Greensburg, Pa. ! ent No ’ 80 in moving across the street to make room for our new build ing, also changed the number. We are now to be known as tent No. 72. Having been so busy moving and get ting settled we had no regular pro- Great preparations are being ma.de for aur activities during Christ mas week. We expect the decorations to exceed those of Thanksgiving. One of our visitors of the week sug gested that after having meatless, wheatless and other such days it would be a good idea to have a smokeless day once a week. How about it? We wish to express our thanksTb the 109th Field Artillery Band for their as sistance under Bandmaster MacLuskie in moving our tent and benches. Also to the electricians of the 103rd Ammu nition Train for installing our lights. Now that the weather is moderating and that we are comfortably settled in our new location, we expect to get back to our bld pace and make things on Ar tillery Street hum. LADIES"DECORATE BUILDING NO. 75 New Building Secretary Had Distinction of Being With Border Y. M. C. A. Dukes Goes to Range. BUILDING No. 75. (Serving 107th and 108th Field Ar tillery, Ambulance Corps, Field Hos pital, Motor Truck Companies and the Field Bakery.) Building Secretary—W. T. F. Hill, Pittsburg, Pa. Religious Work Director —A. 15. Cur ry, Jr., New York City. Educational Work Director —J. A. Drodhead, Cincinnati, O. Physical Work Director —F. W. Pretchel, Lancaster, Pa. Assistant Secretary—Harry P. Lunt, Williamsport, Pa. Assistant Secretary—Harry E. Bicks ler, Missouri. Assistant Secretary—Harry L. Vin cent, Chaumont, N. Y. The distinction of being the only Y. M. C. A. secretary in camp who also saw service on the Mexican border goes to W. T. F. Hill, who has recently como to Building 75. Mr. Hill was in charge cf the building on the border which served the old Second Pennsyl vania brigade, and will be remembered by many of the men of that brigade. His experience at Camp Stewart is be ing turned to good account here. Mr. Hill comes to us from Pittsburg, where he has been associate executive secretary of the East Liberty branch. In Pittsburg he was also closely as sociated with Frederick B. Shipp, who is now in France at the head of the entire vork of the Y. M. C. A. for American troops. The work at Build ing 75 may be expected to go in great shape under his efficient leadership. With the assistance of some of the men of the various companies and the ladies cf the Cranford Club, the build ing was very attractively decorated for the holiday season, adding much to the enjoyment of the several Christmas programs which were put on. Special features of the week were the union regimental services of Sunday morning conducted by Bishop Reese of Georgia, the splendid Christmas Eve entertainment planned for tonight by Chaplain McFetridge, and the musi cale Christmas night which will give just the proper touch to a perfect day. The activities on the artillery range last week were carried on by Secretary Dukes who was. loaned uS from the staff of Building 79 for this important work of following the artillery regi ments on their protracted hikes. This work would be greatly facilitated by a car that might be used for the special purpose of supplying the needs of the artillery brigade as the different units move from place to place. What Our Allies Say: “We are fighting Germany, Austria and Drink, and, as far as I can see, the greatest of these three deadly foes is Drink.” —David Lloyd George, Premier of Great Britain. “Give me a teetotal army and I will lead it anywhere.”—Lord Roberts. “Drink is as much your enemy as Ger many.”—Raymond Poincare, President of Republic of France. TRENCH AND CAMP ADMINISTRATION STAFF Camp Secretary 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 r. p. Zebley, Philadelphia, Pa. Camp Publicity Director j. Edgar Probyn, Altoona, Pa. Camp French instructor w. T . Turk, Athens, Ga. Camp Musical Work Director A. L. Tebbs, Dayton, O. 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. CHRISTMAS EVE PROGRAM ATTRACTIVE Christinas Carols, Impersona tions and Address By Dr. Wigginton. Building Beauti fied By Ladies. BUILDING NO. 76. Serving the 56th Brigade, including the 111th and 112th regiments of infantry. Building Secretary—J. Campbell Bran don, Butler, Pa. Religious Work Secretary—H. L. Adams, Dayton, O, Educational Director —F. A. Smith, Woonsocket. R. I. Physical Director —Thomas S. Hughes, Elizabeth City, N. C. Assistant Secretary—G. W. Veach, Lexington, Ky. Assistant Secretary—Euclid Mcßride, NashvilD, Tenn. Things having warmed up a bit this past week, the activities at Building 76 have picked up considerably and the building has been used to capacity every night, i Monday night, C. A. Lineback held the boards and it was the unanimous opin ion of all who heard him that he couldn’t be beat. His characterizations were all mighty well portrayed and the men are looking forward to his next appearance with us. The moving picture on Tuesday night, “Somewhere in Georgia,” was one of the best shown at this building in some time and held the attention of the audience from start to finish. In the baseball scenes the men weer almost on their feet, it. was so realistic. The playing of A. B. Supplee added to the enjoyment of the picture. Between the parts Secretary Smith led in several popular songs. At the mid-week religious meeting on Wednesday night, Rev. H. L. Adams, the religious work secretary, spoke on “The Road to Heaven.” Thursday nght we had planned to have an open night for the boys to write their Christmas letters home, but at the last minute we heard that our friend, L. H. Barrett, would operate the government movies for us again. Building 76 is a popular one for these movies and this past week we have had them on three nights, a total of seven shows. Friday night the moving picture, “The Girl Without a Soul,” was enjoyed by a full house. Carbarn, of the Medical Corps, assisted at the piano and gave some fine music. Saturday was our only open night this week and the men all took advantage of- it to write home, read and enjoy some games of checkers. We have another addition to our staff now in the person’ of Theo. G. Keller, who comes to us from Toledo, 0.. to be our associate physical director. Mr. Kel ler has been supervisor of physical work in the Toledo public schools. Friday the buildng be/ m to take on a Christmassy aspect, and we are willing to wager that now there is not a building in camp that looks any better than ours. Mrs. Woodin and her daughters surely worked hard to make it look so attractive and we are all greatly indebted to them for their efforts. Our building will be a cheery place for the men to spend the holidays and with that in view a special program has been arranged for Chrstmas eve and Christmas night. Christmas eve. there will be singing of carols under the leadership of Mr. Tebbs, Dr. Wiggington will deliver a talk entitled “America's War Christmas”; C. A. Line back will read Dicken’s Christmas Carol, and there will be several other special numbers, including a Christmas tree. Christmas night, George Magarian, the camp moxie expert, has promised us some special moving pictures appropriate to the Christmas season. Mr. Turk, the new camp French in structor, has had several conferences the past week with the educational secre tary and it is expected that in a short time the French classes will be reorgan ized in good shape. Our program for Christmas week at a glance is as follows: Monday—Tree and entertainment. Tuesday—Christmas movies. Wednesday—Religious meeting. Thursday—To be announced. Friday—Moving pictures. Saturday.—Write a letter home night. Sunday—Religious services, Bible Class es, etc. Toe ladies will be here to sew on Fri day morning instead of Tuesday this week. NOTICE, INDIANA NORMAL STUDENTS! The authorities of Indiana State Normal School, Pennsylvania, desire to know the number of men at Capm Hancock who attended the school. Will all such kindly send their name, rank and organization to Sergeant Gail. Wood, Co. K, 110th Infantry, before/ Saturday, January 5 th. ’ GREAT CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION FOR 77 Men of the Unit Are to Have a Merry Yuletide Even Though Far From Home. BUILDING NO. 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. Religious Work Director —F. E. Henry. Educational Secretary—Charles A. Lineback, Carthage, Ind. Business Secretary—W. E. Griffin. Augusta, Ga. Physical Director—Glenn M. Colby, Marietta, O. The men served by Building 77 are sure to have a Merry Christmas if the activi ties planned for that section are carried out as per schedule. On Christmas eve a fine Christmas en tertainment has been arranged which will reject the true '•old-fashioned Yuletide spirit in many phases. There will be a tree, beautifully decorated at which the godmother of the building, Mrs. H. S. Tinker of New York, will preside. There will be a. band concert by the Cavalry band, which has recently assigned to the Engineers. The Moss band of Piccannin ies will furnish one of the very entertaining features of the program. Miss Baldwin of Canada, “godsister" of the building, will sing and Secretary Lineback will give a condensed reading of Dickens’ "Chris mas Carol.” Elaborate plans are being made for the Christmas dinners’of the men. Company Dos the Engineers will have an unusually strikingly decorated mess shack and ail of the companies will have many elabo rate features as a part of the dinner pro gram. On Christmas evening, 77 will conduct a service in keeping with the season and on Wednesday evening the usual mid week religious service will be held. On Thursday evening there will be spe cial program of motion pictures. All or the men of the unit are cordially invited to attend all of these meetings. Prof. Daniel of Clemson College, South Carolina, greatly entertained and edified the men by his address: “The Measure of a Man,” which he delivered on last Wed nesday evening. He is a witty and elo quent speaker and held his audience, which was quite large, from start to finish. The movie. “Some Where in France,” was much enjoyed by a packed house on Thursday night. Mr. Tebbs was pres ent and led the men in singing popular songs, using the slides, a feature which they seem greatly to enjoy. The building has been simply deluged by out-going mail of every description during the past week. The secretaries figure that enough pieces of mail have been handled at this building which, if placed end to end. would reach from Camp Hancock to Berlin (some where in Pennsylvania.) The branch station which 77 has been maintaining among the new arrivals in camp, quartered where the old Eighth and Thirteenth were situated, is doing a rushing business. Three and four sec retaries have been kept busy there since it opening on last Tuesday. A band concert was held there on Friday even ing and was greatly enjoyed by the men, who are new arrivals from all parts of the country. WEMOVE YOU Landing in Augusta. Georgia, at 12 o’clock, August 22. we got to our unload ing point, Wheless, Station. When the trucks weer unloaded, we began unloading all incoming troops. Battery F,' 108th Field Artillery, was unloaded in the record time of 55 minutes, which included every thing carried by the battery. We started pitching our camp at 3 o’clock and by mess time, were anxious to hear the call, following which many of us visited the city of Augusta. Once a week we are entertained by stars picked from the Twenty-eighth Di vision. An important day that we shall never forget was that of the field and track meet which we won by two points, our nearest rival being Truck Co. No. 5, of Pittsburg. The winners enjoyed a fine turkey dinner. Our truck company is composed not only of athletes, but experienced automo bile drivers, men who are at any mo ment ready to drive to the trenches and through the eternal gates of hell to get the kaiser. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. KID BENNER, Truck Co. No. 1. wlslupS tow a BIG CELEBRATION AT BUG NO. 78 Lawton B. Evans will Give Address. Miss Rowland will Recite. Other Good Numbers. buildTncFno. 78. (Serving 11 Oth Infantry.) Building Secretary—H. L. Simmons, Magnolia, Miss. Educational and Social Secretary’— Frederick B. Heitkamp, Chatham, N. J. Religious Work director—Rev. C. N. St. John. Business Secretary—Paul A. G. Machemer, Philadelphia, Pa. Associate Secretary—Raymond R. Brewer, Sylvan, Pa. Physical Work Director—Frank L. Whitney, Rockland, Me. The folks at home need not worry for their sons in the vicinity of Build ing No. 78. Christmas Day will bo one vibrant with true Christmas spirit of good cheer. The building has been most attrac tively decorated through the generosity and help of Augusta ladies and the at mosphere is one dispelling all gloom and blue feelings, which accompany homesickness. “What is the use of a furlough when we have a place like this?” remarked one of the men. A splendid entertainment has been arranged for th'e evening. In Lawton B. Evans of Augusta, we have an ideal speaker for the season and he promises to give us a good fifteen-minute talk filled with humor and good cheer. Miss Agnes Rowland has consented to favor us with some of her great recitations and with her will come some of her friends who will entertain with vocal and instrumental numbers. The enlisted men will contribute to the pleasure of the evening. There will be quartet music from Company H, 119th Infantry, vocal solos from the Signal Corps and orchestral music from our the Cavalry. Santa will be here strong and it is enough to say that those who get here early and have seats will be in the best way to enjoy the evening. We have word directly from the North Pole that despite the war economy Santa will have his pack well filled and hopes to find our building the same way. The secretaries of Building No. 78 take this means of extending to all the men in camp their most sincere wishes for a very happy day Christmas and a hearty invitation to Spend Christmas day with the Y. M. C. A. disease robbed BRITISH OF VICTORY Australian Member of Par liament Claims Defeat Due to Venereal Affliction. In a statement issued by the Illinois Vigilance Association, with headquar ters in Chicago, reference is made to an article be an Australian member of parliament which states that “the Dardanelles campaign might have been successful if such a large per centage of the Australian troops had not become afflicted with veneral dis ease during their stay in Egypt and their stops in the Suez Canal territory. Reports from European armies also lament that hospital time and space has been consumed by veneral disease patients which should have been avail able for wounded or unavoilably sick soldiers. A recent report states that the ven eral disease afflictions in the American troops now in Europe is at the rate of 181 per 1,(00 per year—or one man in six a year. This is a decided increase over the best records on th- Mexican border a year ago, and probably shows in part that there is an increased dif ficulty in this matter with moving troops also in European conditions. This percentage of veneral disease in the American forces in Europe is 4 1-2 times that of all other afflic tions reported. Sir William Osler, M. D., in an address before the London Medical Society recently, demonstrat ed that although death' certificates did not show a large amount of syphilis, that in reality, "syphilis was the cluse of over 60,000 deaths in the London registration area, while tuberculosis claimed only 57,000. These two lead the list of the ten great 1 Hing dis eases. % Bl ■I XT’ n [™j I B g 1 ' KU j Page 3