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to put up curtains in all their huts.  About a week ago some of the older girls were allowed to give their first entertainment for the enlisted men.  Fifty girls were selected and from each one a pledge was obtained to accept no offers to be escorted home, but to stay in the building until after every man had left.  Seventy-five soldiers were invited.  One hundred and twenty came.  There was singing and piano playing and the men could not be persuaded to leave before eleven o'clock.  Forty-nine girls kept to the promise.  One started off down the front stoop with a soldier's arm around her waist.  Another stepped up to her quietly and, slipping her arm through her elbow, said, "Remember our promise to the U.W.C.A."  The first girl rebelled, but her friend kept her arm locked securely and soon succeeded in taking her back in the building.  Who can help a girl like another girl?  The weaker had won a "big sister."  Who can count the power of the friendliness of locked arms?  
 
to put up curtains in all their huts.  About a week ago some of the older girls were allowed to give their first entertainment for the enlisted men.  Fifty girls were selected and from each one a pledge was obtained to accept no offers to be escorted home, but to stay in the building until after every man had left.  Seventy-five soldiers were invited.  One hundred and twenty came.  There was singing and piano playing and the men could not be persuaded to leave before eleven o'clock.  Forty-nine girls kept to the promise.  One started off down the front stoop with a soldier's arm around her waist.  Another stepped up to her quietly and, slipping her arm through her elbow, said, "Remember our promise to the U.W.C.A."  The first girl rebelled, but her friend kept her arm locked securely and soon succeeded in taking her back in the building.  Who can help a girl like another girl?  The weaker had won a "big sister."  Who can count the power of the friendliness of locked arms?  
 
Camp Lee is some miles from Petersburg, is built in the shape of a horseshoe, over seven miles from end to end.  In the center of the horseshoe stand the general's headquarters, and directly opposite, our hostess house.  We walked over the rafters, and longed for its completion.  To us it seemed enormous, - 148 feet long.  Colonel Hunt said it would be far too small and hoped it could be quadrupled at a moment's notice!  He and other officers expressed enthusiasm and appreciation for the services they foresaw the house would render.
 
Camp Lee is some miles from Petersburg, is built in the shape of a horseshoe, over seven miles from end to end.  In the center of the horseshoe stand the general's headquarters, and directly opposite, our hostess house.  We walked over the rafters, and longed for its completion.  To us it seemed enormous, - 148 feet long.  Colonel Hunt said it would be far too small and hoped it could be quadrupled at a moment's notice!  He and other officers expressed enthusiasm and appreciation for the services they foresaw the house would render.
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We went through the U.M.C.A. buildings and were told by one of the secretareis that from one building the previous Sunday 14,000 letters had been mailed.  Miss Davis was asked to speak in one of the huts Sunday night.  She told about our work to about 500 men who cheered and applauded and did not want to let her go home.

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-2- to put up curtains in all their huts. About a week ago some of the older girls were allowed to give their first entertainment for the enlisted men. Fifty girls were selected and from each one a pledge was obtained to accept no offers to be escorted home, but to stay in the building until after every man had left. Seventy-five soldiers were invited. One hundred and twenty came. There was singing and piano playing and the men could not be persuaded to leave before eleven o'clock. Forty-nine girls kept to the promise. One started off down the front stoop with a soldier's arm around her waist. Another stepped up to her quietly and, slipping her arm through her elbow, said, "Remember our promise to the U.W.C.A." The first girl rebelled, but her friend kept her arm locked securely and soon succeeded in taking her back in the building. Who can help a girl like another girl? The weaker had won a "big sister." Who can count the power of the friendliness of locked arms? Camp Lee is some miles from Petersburg, is built in the shape of a horseshoe, over seven miles from end to end. In the center of the horseshoe stand the general's headquarters, and directly opposite, our hostess house. We walked over the rafters, and longed for its completion. To us it seemed enormous, - 148 feet long. Colonel Hunt said it would be far too small and hoped it could be quadrupled at a moment's notice! He and other officers expressed enthusiasm and appreciation for the services they foresaw the house would render. We went through the U.M.C.A. buildings and were told by one of the secretareis that from one building the previous Sunday 14,000 letters had been mailed. Miss Davis was asked to speak in one of the huts Sunday night. She told about our work to about 500 men who cheered and applauded and did not want to let her go home.