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The Rio Grande rattler. ([McAllen], Hidalgo County, Tex.) 1916-1917, November 23, 1917, Image 10

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8 WADSWORTH GAS ATTACK and RIO GRANDE RATTLER A T H L E T IC S In s tru c to r s Appointed for tlie 27th Interest in the athletic possibilities of the Division was given a big boost last week, when the W a r Department announced the appoint­ ment of a special physical instructor to each cantonment. Camp Wadsworth was extremely fortunate in securing Harvey Cohn, former Irish A th­ letic Club representative, as its mentor, and there is no reason why the teams turned out by the local organizations should not rival those of any army divisions in the country. In addition to Cohn, the men of Camp W ads­ worth will also have an opportunity to train under W illiam J. Davison, one of the most efficient physical coaches on the Y . M. C. A. staff, and Norman Selby, whose interest will be devoted entirely to making the individual soldier more effective in personal combat. Cohn will be remembered for his work as a member of three American Olympic teams. He competed at St. Louis in 1904, at Athens four years later, and at London during the last world meet. In addition to holding sev­ eral local records on New York tracks, the former Winged-fist representative surpassed all former performances for the 1,500 meter race in Sweden in 1908, and during the fol­ lowing winter set up a new world’s record for the half mile while competing as a member of the 13th Regiment. The new camp director is no beginner at the coaching game, having for the past three years supervised the athletic des­ tinies of Colby College. Mr. Davison has been training athletes for half a generation, and his metl ods have been universally accepted as the standard for indoor activities. He is author of several uni­ versally accepted texts in dancing and in gym­ nastics. M r. Davison has been physical director in several of the largest Y. M. C. A .’s in the country. He is now secretary of the Albany, N. Y . Y . M. C. A. Since coming to Camp W adsworth, he has been instrumental in form­ ing teams in several of the organizations, and at the present time he is busy upon an athletic program that will bring the entire Division into closer competition. It is due mainly to his efforts that a Division football team has been organized. To most of us, Selby needs no introduction. As “Kid McCoy,” he has made a record in pugilistic circles which will stand for genera­ tions. It is hoped that he will be as successful in teaching the art of self-defense as he was in displaying it. —o — New York Division W ins at Sevier Displaying the form of a team that had been playing together for several seasons, the all- star football team of Camp W adsworth jour­ neyed to Union last week and took the pigskin chasers of the 105th Ammunition Train of Camp Sevier, Greenville, into camp to the tune of 52 to o. The Sevier contingent was com­ pletely outclassed from the start, crumbling under the heavy attack of the 27th Division representatives like a building struck by a centimeter shell. The Ammunition Train lads were unable to stand off the onslaught of their heavier opponents, and were fortunate that a much larger score was not compiled. The vic­ tors worked the forward pass freely, and in all but one or two instances netted big gains. A substitute team was tried out in the third quarter, and it showed up well. The regulars resumed activities in the final chapter. The particular shining lights of the en­ counter were Purdy, formerly all-American star of Brown U n iversity; Wyght, formerly of Princeton; Foley, formerly of Georgetown; Smith, formerly of Phillips-Exeter; Coxe, formerly o f Y a l e ; Haucke, formerly of Cor­ nell ; Peuchen, Schwartz and Brigham for Camp Wadsworth, and Prauser, of the 105th Ammunition Train. The line-up : Camp Wadsworth. 105 th A. T. Haucke ........... L. E. ......... Barrineau C o x e L. T. ............ Moore Mowrey .......... L. G. .......... Edwards Schwartz .......... C. .......... Smart Smith ............ R. G. ............ McCoy Shelden .......... R. T. ........... Garland W yght ........... R. E LeGat Foley ............ Q. B. League Purdy (Capt.) ..... L. H. ......... J. Moore Lehres ............ F. B. ... (Capt.) Prauser Peuchen ............. R. H ........ Prester Substitutes—-For Camp Wadsworth, Swart- wood, Zuimmer, Brigham, McFadden, Challis, Chapler, Cassidy, Fitzpatrick, W . Peuchen and Johnson. . Referee— Jenney (Springfield). Umpire— Lieutenant Cogswell (A lbon). Head Linesman— Going ( South Carolina). Timekeeper— Harvey Cohn (Irish-American A. C., New Y o r k ). — o—- T w o M o r e Big Games The Camp Wadsworth eleven will be busy again next Saturday. They are scheduled to meet the representatives of Camp Hancock, of Augusta. The Georgians are being groomed for the contest by W alter Camp, Jr. On Thanksgiving morning, the locals will make an effort to wipe out the defeat administered to them by the officers’ team of Camp Jackson. Both games will be played in Spartanburg. Baseball Among the units which appear to be taking the lead in the diamond sport are the 107th Infanry, the 102nd Engineers, the 4th Field Hospital and Division Headquarters Troop. All these organizations have fully equipped nines, and it is trusted that the other regiments will follow and get out representative outfits. The troopers at headquarters have been show­ ing the best work so far, and had no trouble in defeating the Pill Makers of the Fourth Field Hospital, but a different result is looked for when they face the Engineers on the Parade Grounds. It is expected that a full schedule of inter-regimental games will be an­ nounced in the near future. — o— Division Headquarters T r o o p Wins Last Saturday the baseball team of Division Headquarters Troop opened its season with an easy victory over the Fourth Field Hospital. The score was 27 to 10. The troopers, under the management of Sergeant M ajor Flannery, the former Crescent Athletic Club star, clinched the game right at the start with an eleven run lead. For the victors Kamna, Edmonds, Hahn and Temple starred, while Heisler and Maher worked well for the Hospital. The score : Div. Hdq. Troop .11 1000528 x—-27 4th Field Hosp. ....... 00302203 0— 10 — 0— Easy for C ompany I of the Tenth Company I of the Tenth had little trouble in defeating an all-star nine, drawn from the balance of the regiment, last week. The up- State soldiers intend to pick their regimental nine from the men who showed up best in the game. The score: Company I ................... 30000420 o— 9 All-Stars ....................... 00000000 1—1 F. J. A . Private Rook— Sergeant, my shoe has a hole in the toe that lets the water run in. Sergeant Grump— Well, bore a hole in the heel— that will let it run out. ■— o— The turning point in Private Smith’s ca­ reer— when he saw the enemy approaching.

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