The Bayonet, 1 March 1918
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EIGHT THE BAYONET: CAMP LEE, VA., FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 1918.
REGIMENTAL NOTES CONTINUED
delicious turkey dinner was being served.
After dinner we were entertained by privates Kolenski, Butchko, and Steinhauser, the famous comedian of the 320th infantry, Mr. Kolenski's dancing was greatly enjoyed and especially his "Butterfly Dance". Different members of the company rendered solos and Sergeant Hannan proved himself to be a very fluent extemporaneous speaker. The company rendered the company song and several camp favorites. Among the guests were Captains Powell, Blanton, Combs, Fisher, Wiltshire, and Heflin, and Lieutenants Higley and Parkins.
"Ideear," azimuths, and other kill-joys of a candidate's life were about as popular in the Fifth Company barracks Thursday night, February 21, as a statue of Von Hindenburg at Division headquarters. The First company entertainment, held then, was given the O, K. sign by everybody, and brought out not a little talent among the men. The salient features were Richard's interpretation of Washington and his imitation of several candidates, and Rodriguez's attempt to emulate Caruso. Music and refreshments were present and accounted for.
About the only thing less popular than that statue of the Teuton general, declare some, is the thought of the bugler's reveille call on the return to civilian life.
After the announcement that a team from Camp Lee would be sent to the indoor track meet at Philadelphia next month, it was interesting to watch several men refuse cigarettes. But so far no one has been known to steal away around the hours of midnight and practice the 100-yard dash.
Were you ever in Taunton, Mass?
Sergeant-Major Auld has just returned from a brief leave of absence. But it isn't nice to ell what good times one has.
305TH MORTAR BATTERY
Mrs. Dodd, of Hinton, W. Va., is spending a few weeks in Petersburg, visiting her husband Sergeant R. O. Dobb.
The Misses Conway of Beckley, W. Va., were here last week to visit their brother, Sergeant Conway.
Private Frank Gill was happy last week-end with the arrival of Mrs. Gill, who visited for a few days.
The boys are all jubilant over the beautiful days and are glad to get out in blue denims for "fatigue." Their work around the quarters has helped wonderfully, and we are now anxious for a little "touch of green" to set it off.
Charles Akers has been detailed to the post exchange as barber, and James M. Bear as clerk.
Hamp Cook made hurried preparations for a trip to Richmond Saturday to meet some "intimate friends."
We are all glad to see Mechanic N. C. Posey back from base hospital.
Avenue B. at Third Street, is the mecca for pilgrims from every organization in the third Section, Depot Brigade, when evening comes and retreat is over. The attraction is the concert offered nightly by the Third Section band. At a recent meeting of commanding officers of the section, $1,700 was appropriated for the use of the band. With the instruments on hand, and the splendid assortment just received, the section has invested in the band about $2,500. All first class musicians in the section have been transferred to the barracks of the 33rd company, Ninth Battalion, where headquarters has been established. Under the able leadership of Band Master Thomas Robertson the organization is making rapid strides towards perfection. The entire personnel of the section is taking an active interest in the band.
Lieutenant William E. Lewis, attached as assistant athletic director at Division headquarters, visited the Third Section Monday morning and instructed company athletic officers and men in the finer points of the manly art of boxing. Lieutenant Lewis was athletic director at Penn State College before entering the service.
Lieutenant R. M. Gilliland, 33rd Company is attached to battalion headquarters as instructor in charge of the officers' school. Lieutenant Gilliland is also in charge of the course of instruction being given noncommissioned officers of the section.
Three weeks ago the Third Section was a sea of soupy mud, but with the consent of the Weather Man and the assistance of Old Sol and much persuasion with pick, shovel and scraper, the countenance of Old Mother Earth is at least beginning to take shape. roads are now in excellent condition for heavy traffic and the battalion areas are taking on that greatly desired "military" appearance. colonel Olin is giving his personal attention to improvements now under way.
Captain Fink, commanding the Tenth Battalion, has been designated officer in charge of policing activities.
Captain McNair, commanding the 37th Company, Tenth Battalion, is on leave "somewhere up North."
Lieutenant Kaufman has been assigned for duty with the 33rd Company.
Lieutenant F. Vanderveen, 33rd Company, was assigned Saturday last for duty with the 317th Infantry.
Lieutenant Oyster and Lieutenant Lukens, 37th Company, Tenth Battalion, said fond farewells to the section prior to reporting for duty with the 317th Infantry.
Under the leadership of the athletic director, First Lieutenant Zwerling and the manager, Sergeant-Major Telford, rapid progress is being made toward the organization of the Base Hospital ball club.
The weekly social meetings inaugurated here some time ago have proven very successful. the entertaining programs rendered in the patients mess hall, each Tuesday night, reflect the enthusiasm of the entire detachment. These meetings will continue to be held there until the completion of our new Y. M. C. A. building.
The entertainment given the detachment last Tuesday night by Private Kolanski, of the 320th Infantry, was greatly appreciated by them. this is no mean compliment, for the boys pride themselves on knowing a good thing when they see it. Unanimously extend the invitation for Private Kolanski to call again.
Arrangements have been completed by the Medical Detachment here for the purchase of a piano, which will be temporarily installed in the patients' mess hall and later in the Base Hospital, Y. M. C. A. Building.
Sergeant-Major Telford's selection of Privatge Harlow for the baseball team should make other teams sit up and take notice. Harlow is an athletic director and baseball coach of experience and ability.
ATTENTION, B. P. O. ELKS, CAMP LEE
You are cordially invited to make the Elks'Home, on West Tabb Street, your headquarters when in Petersburg.
You can pass your time here pleasantly and partake of every facility of the home. A place for rest, entertainment and games, all free to you. Come. Petersburg Lodge, 237, B. P. O. E.
K. OF C. HERE TO LIST NAMES OF NATIONALS, MEMBERS OF ORDER
Knights to Co-Operate Closely to Stage Entertainments.
Members of the Knights of Columbus, meeting at their main building Sunday morning, discussed methods to list all members of the organization who are stationed at this camp, in order that they may be of greater assistance in the work that is being conducted by the knights. It is felt that if the members get together now and then they can arrange entertainments for the various buildings, and that at the same time a closer bond of friendship will develop among the men.
The next meeting will be held at the main building Monday evening. It is hoped that every member of the order will attend. An informal smoker will be held, and all are invited. It is the desire of the secretaries of the various buildings to have the names of all members of the order, and the men are requested to leave their names at the desk of any of the K. of C. buildings.
When the Liberty shows present "Fair and Warmer" at the Camp Lee Theater to-night, to-morrow night and Sunday night they will offer the first Avery Hopwood laugh-maker since his far-famed "Seven Days" and "Nobody's Widow"; the biggest success in the long and distinguished line of Selwyn successes; and the farce which packed the Eltinge Theater in New York for just one year, to say nothing of the Cort Theater, Chicago, for eight long months.
Avery Hopwood is past master of farce, and in "Fair and Warmer" he has had just the kind of idea he knows best how to handle. Four young and prosperous persons with leisure to take themselves very seriously, are oddly assorted as one very good husband with a giddy wife, and one very good wife with a philandering husband.
The festive two overtax the patience of their respective marriage partners, who, in their turn, for purposes of revenge, vow to be thoroughly wicked.
They do not learn till it is too late to do them any good that wickedness needs a practiced hand and that, with amateurs, it is much more apt to be a boomerang than a projectile. The result is three acts of fast and cumulative fun, in which the amateurs struggle ignobly, but finally successfully, to get out of the difficulties they had arranged for their spouses.
These farcical situations are graced with brilliant lines, fresh slang and keen social commentary. There is one scene which became famous overnight - the one in which the innocents make a cocktail by putting into it all the things they have ever heard their naughty families mention. By the time they have concocted this brew and drunk what of it they could, the audiences are invariably on the verge of hysteria.
Alma Gluck at Richmond.
Alma Gluck, noted operatic star of the Metropolitan Opera Company and concert artist, will appear in a song recital at the City Auditorium, in Richmond, March 11, under the auspices of the educational department of the Corley Company. It is proposed to give an elaborate recital at popular prices.
Madam Gluck is a favorite in Richmond, where she has appeared in concert a number of times to crowded houses, and at her last appearance there two years ago the house was sold out. Already there has been a big demand for tickets from other cities. Madam Gluck is devoting her entire time this season to concert work, and will not appear in opera.
Respectfully Dedicated to the Battalion. BY "BUTCH" McDEVITT.
The dressing began in the morning, And busily all the while, They tried coats, collars and leggings, Till they bore remote semblance to style,
Hands just fresh from the shovels - Fingers - all thumbs as they fumbled, But nary a cuss, or a row or a fuss - They just naturally, gleefully mumbled.
Heads! yea, the glory! that rested on Collars riv'lling purest of white, And face bedecked with talcum most fragrant. Like schooners - nay, phantoms - that pass in the night.
Russet shoes glaring a brilliancy daring. And breeches with creases of steel - 'Twas labor of mending and efforts unwending, The expense of many a meal.
Then as a 10 double E mashed a slipper petite At the dance as they tripped the fantastic; Did they grin, the girls? 'twas a sin to look in At faces contorted mos drastic.
Ah! Enough! The affair was a success - For the boys "won out" with the lassies; And their part, bless your heart, 'twas a start With a record of 98 per cent passes.
Emotion holds sway. No more can I say. Approaching such ultra perfection Never were seen soldiers so pretty and clean. Not even for weekly inspection.
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WITH THE Y. M. C. A. ED. M. WILLIS, Camp General Secretary
Homer Rodeheaver, known the world over as one of the greatest song leaders, and for many years associated with "Billy" Sunday in that capacity, came into Camp Lee Thursday, February 21, and in three hours visited six Y. M. C. A. buildings. The news of "Rody's" coming brought out a big crowd, and at each building the noted musician was given a most enthusiastic welcome.
with his trombone, his voice and his stories, he gave the soldiers a wonderful half-hour's entertainment, and as he left one building to go to another, the call of the men was for "more, more, more." His singing of "We'll Be Waiting When You Come Back Home" and "America for Me" pleased the men very much, and the masterful way he handled each audience was a delight to every one. It is to be regretted Mr. Roheheaver could not spend at least two weeks in a camp.
At 10 P. M. the distinguished visitor left for Washington, where he is busy drawing a big "Sunday" campaign to a close.
On Thursday, February 28, at the invitation of Samuel K. McKee, general secretary of the Richmond Y. M. C. A., Ed M. Willis, camp general secretary, was the guest of the Fellowship League of the Richmond association at its fourteenth anniversary celebration. Me. McKee is leader of this league, which meets every Thursday evening at the Central Y. M. C. A. After the reception at 6:30 P. M., the annual dinner was served by the woman's committee. After dinner addresses were made as follows: "At Home," by Mr. C. G. Taylor, Jr., recording secretary of the association; "In the Country," by General Secretary Willis; "Out in the Word," by Mr. C. B. Richardson, chairman of the foreign work committee, and "The Inner Circle," by Mr. McKee. The meeting was interesting and helpful, and tended to bring about a still closer co-operation between the workers in Richmond and those in Camp Lee.
Mr. Willis will be the guest of the Tuesday Club of the Richmond Railroad Y. M. C. A. on Tuesday, March 5, at the regular weekly dinner of the club. He will be presented to the club by Mr. R. Allen Ammons, assistant to the camp general secretary, who is also the Tuesday Club's representative at Camp Lee.
R. S. Reid, who has been serving as educational secretary at Building 54, has been appointed building secretary to succeed J. W. Moninger.
The Rev. R. B. Miller, of Pittsburgh, in camp last week, spoke in various Y. M. C. A. huts, and visited the boys from Pittsburgh.
Hamilton Holt, editor of the Independent, made an address Sunday evening at Hut 54, on Thirty-sixth Street. He is on his way to the European fronts at the invitation of the British government. He could spend only one day in camp.
The Rev. John MacInnis, of South Presbyterian Church, Syracuse, N. Y., has joined the Y. M. C. A. staff. He will be at Hut 54, in Thirty-sixth Street.
DAVID FIRST BANDMASTER
Without Question He Had All Component Parts of an Orchestra.
David might well be called the first bandmaster mentioned in history, for he was the first orchestral organizer of whom we have any record. His band numbered two hundred, four scour and eight, and he thus let the first body of players. He no doubt possessed a knowledge of instrumentation and the tone color effect, for he assigns his subjects to special instruments.
The fourth psalm, "Hear me when I call, O God, of my righteousness," he directs to be played by his chief musician, who was a player of the harp and the sackbut. Psalm fifth, "Give ear to my words, O Lord," he assigns to the chief musician, who was the solo flutist of his band. Psalm sixth, "O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger," the chief musician or soloist on the string instrument, who had a virtuoso's regard for expression, is called upon to perform, and so on through the psalms.
David without question had in his band all of the component parts of the modern orchestra - strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. At the dedication of Solomon's Temple David and all the house of Israel "played before the Lord with all manner of instruments made of fir wood, and with harps and with psalteries with timbrels, castanets, cornets and cymbals, and the sound of the trumpet was heard in the land even as it is heard to-day."
the four-year-old miss was spending a night away from home. At bed time she kneeled at the knee of her hostess to say her prayers. Finding the lady unable to help her out, the child concluded her prayer thus:
"Please, God, excuse me. I can't remember any prayers, and I'm staying with a lady who doesn't know any."
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Shipments are made daily to Richmond.
All work is handled under the most sanitary conditions.
Provide yourselves with laundry lists, see that all articles are correctly listed, with your name, regiment and company number, legibly written, and tied securely. You will then experience no trouble.
Bills mailed the first of the month, and should be settled not later than the 10th of the same month.
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CAMPS TO TRAIN WOMEN
Feminine Helpers for Farm Work to Take Course.
Plans for supplying women workers for farms during the war probably will include the establishing of camps for their training, the women's committee of the council of National Defense has announced. This committee will have charge of whatever recruiting, educational and welfare work is done.
"It is quite evident," said a committee statement, "that it is impossible to take a woman from the city who has never worked on a farm and send her to such work without giving her an idea or any test of her capacity for agricultural work."
The women's committee will co-operate with the Department of Agriculture and the women's division of the United States Employment Service.
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BASE HOSPITAL UNIT FROM RICHMOND IS DUE AT CAMP TO-DAY
Enlisted Personnel, 152 Strong, Comes From Medical College.
The enlisted personnel of the base hospital unit of the Medical College of Virginia, of Richmond, commanded by Major Stuart McGuire, which has been mobilized for some time, will entrain this morning for Camp Lee.
Members of the staff are not affected by the order, as many of them are already in active service and others have not been called. Major McGuire himself will not accompany the unit, but will await further orders.
The enlisted personnel of the unit coming to Camp Lee to-day is composed of 152 Richmond men.
Chinese on West Front
Forty battalions of Chinese engineers, comprising 40,000 officers and men, will be on the French front in May or June of this year if the necessary transports are provided and arrangements between the French and Chinese general staffs are not held up by political developments in China, according to a statement made in New York City on February 14 by Lieutenant-Colonel Tang Tche, of the general staff of the Chinese national army. Colonel Tang arrived in New York on his way to China from France, where he conferred with military officials and inspected every sector of the French front
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LOST - POCKETBOOK CONTAINING about $20 and A. T. O. fraternity pin and a good conduct card with my name and address. Wm. R. Baker, 3d Company, O. R. T. C., Camp Lee, Va.
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ONE-POUNDER GUN CLASS
317th's Headquarters Company to be First Instructed.
The Headquarters Company of the 317th Infantry this week was recruited to full war strength - 275 men. The company was filled with new men from the latest contingent of Pennsylvania draftees.
This company, Captain I. S. George, the 317th regimental adjutant, was advised, will be the first to receive instruction in the use of the one-pounders. One platoon was selected to take the course in the use of these guns at the divisional school of arms. The guns are said to be particularly effective in the destruction of enemy machine guns.
Officers Sent to Fort Sill.
Major Granville Fortesque, of the 314th Field Artillery, and Lieutenant D. D. Geary, of the 313th Field Artillery, will leave Camp Lee Sunday for Fort Sill, Okla., where they will take a course of instruction in light artillery.
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