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A TYPICAL ARMY Y.M.C.A. BUILDING ON VISTORS' DAY. HEADQUARTERS FOR GUESTS ARE ESTABLISHED IN THE ADJOINING PAVILION. THERE ARE 600 OF THESE STRUCTURES BUILT OR BUILDING FOR AMERICA'S FIGHTING MEN. P.S.- I am writing this in one of the buildings erected in our camp by the Y. M. C. A., and on stationery which it furnishes us. What does the Army and Navy Y. M. C. A. do for us fellows, you ask? Well, I'll tell you. It provides outdoor and indoor games, baseball, basketball, volley ball, football, checkers and chess. It supplies entertainment, music and moving pictures. It conducts classes in French, English and other Educational branches.
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A TYPICAL ARMY Y.M.C.A. BUILDING ON VISTORS' DAY. HEADQUARTERS FOR GUESTS ARE ESTABLISHED IN THE ADJOINING PAVILION. THERE ARE 600 OF THESE STRUCTURES BUILT OR BUILDING FOR AMERICA'S FIGHTING MEN. P.S.- I am writing this in one of the buildings erected in our camp by the Y. M. C. A., and on stationery which it furnishes us. What does the Army and Navy Y. M. C. A. do for us fellows, you ask? Well, I'll tell you. It provides outdoor and indoor games, baseball, basketball, volley ball, football, checkers and chess. It supplies entertainment, music and moving pictures. It conducts classes in French, English and other Educational branches. It organizes Bible classes and promotes a strong religious work program. It keeps the fellows out of trouble by filling their spare hours with useful and enjoyable occupations. It takes the place here of school, church and home, and more, - it's the soldiers' and sailors' club. Its secretaries are friendly men, living under the same camp conditions as ourselves. When we go overseas these comforts and men will go with us to do for the American boys what they are doing for our allies in England, France, Russia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Italy. The "Y" is already over there. The aim of this work is at all times to keep us fit, happy and contented, and our officers and the pastors of near-by churches are helping greatly to bring these results. [GENERAL PERSHING SAYS: The work now being done by the Y. M. C. A. for the comfort and entertainment of our soldiers in France is very important. As an organization its moral influence is highly beneficial. It performs a real service that makes for contentment. The Y. M. C. A. has won its place by unselfish devotion to the soldier's welfare and deserves staunch support by our peoples at home.

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A TYPICAL ARMY Y.M.C.A. BUILDING ON VISTORS' DAY. HEADQUARTERS FOR GUESTS ARE ESTABLISHED IN THE ADJOINING PAVILION. THERE ARE 600 OF THESE STRUCTURES BUILT OR BUILDING FOR AMERICA'S FIGHTING MEN. P.S.- I am writing this in one of the buildings erected in our camp by the Y. M. C. A., and on stationery which it furnishes us. What does the Army and Navy Y. M. C. A. do for us fellows, you ask? Well, I'll tell you. It provides outdoor and indoor games, baseball, basketball, volley ball, football, checkers and chess. It supplies entertainment, music and moving pictures. It conducts classes in French, English and other Educational branches. It organizes Bible classes and promotes a strong religious work program. It keeps the fellows out of trouble by filling their spare hours with useful and enjoyable occupations. It takes the place here of school, church and home, and more, - it's the soldiers' and sailors' club. Its secretaries are friendly men, living under the same camp conditions as ourselves. When we go overseas these comforts and men will go with us to do for the American boys what they are doing for our allies in England, France, Russia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Italy. The "Y" is already over there. The aim of this work is at all times to keep us fit, happy and contented, and our officers and the pastors of near-by churches are helping greatly to bring these results. [GENERAL PERSHING SAYS: The work now being done by the Y. M. C. A. for the comfort and entertainment of our soldiers in France is very important. As an organization its moral influence is highly beneficial. It performs a real service that makes for contentment. The Y. M. C. A. has won its place by unselfish devotion to the soldier's welfare and deserves staunch support by our peoples at home.