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The Rio Grande rattler. ([McAllen], Hidalgo County, Tex.) 1916-1917, November 23, 1917, Image 17

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WADSWORTH GAS ATTACK and RIO GRANDE RATTLER 15 CAMP CHORUS BEING ORGANIZED Robert E. Clark, the Camp Music Director, is at present working on a plan to train a chorus of two hundred or more singers for special camp entertainments. He also plans to organize an orchestra of fifty pieces. All men wishing to try for either the chorus or the. orchestra should hand in their names to Mr. Clarke immediately at the camp music building, which is the White Church behind the Red Triangle tent and op­ posite to the reviewing field. When the names are handed in they should be accompanied by a statement of what the applicant’s voice is or what instrument he is able to play. The camp music building will be loaned to any organized quartette for rehearsals upon application to Mr. Clark for regular hours. Mr. Clarke will be present at these rehearsals and will give his assistance. Many companies have already taken advantage of this oppor­ tunity to whip into shape their quartettes, or­ chestras or minstrel shows. Appointments for the use of the building must be made at least two days ahead of time. --------------- o— ----------- - T H E G R E A T RED TRIANGLE CAMPAIGN The Young Men’s Christian Association has undertaken a gigantic task, the raising of $35,- 000,000 in one week, November n to 19, as the result of seven weeks’ preparation. This is a larger amount of money than is raised each year by all of the foreign and home mis­ sionary societies of all of the religious de­ nominations in America. It represents fifty per cent, more money than was invested in buildings owned by the Young Men’s Chris- ian Association in America in 1900. Indi­ cations point to a successful campaign. On November 11 it is expected that over 10,000 cities and towns( will he organized for can­ vass with a line-up of 25,000 canvassing teams, enrolling 250,000 workers. This army of so­ licitors will lead a drive that should produce $35,000,000 from 250,000 contributors. -------------- o -------------- THE 105TH M. G. BATTALION CANTEEN Writh a variety ranging from left-handed safety-pins to baby grand pianos, Company A, of the 105th Machine Gun Battalion, opened a canteen in the rear of the mess shack last week. Forty cents a day being scarcely enough to feed a former trooper, you are invited to drop in and give the place the once over and also any spare change that needs a home. It’s all for the “Chow” boys. J. C ollins . ---------- o -------- — O M IT T E D C O N T R IB U T IO N S OwingTo the delay in the publication of the Gas A ttack , some of the best contributions were omitted, being out of date; other splen­ did material was omitted, due to the limited space and to the abundance of contributions for this first issue. Elimination was neces­ sary to fit material to space. Several good ar­ ticles are held over for future numbers. THE FIRST NIGHT AT YAPHANK (By Damon Runyani in The N. Y. American.) I’m there with two thin blankets, As thin as a slice of ham. A German spy was likely the guy Who made ’em for Uncle Sam. How did I sleep ? Don’t kid m e ! My bedtick is filled with straw, And lumps, and humps, and big fat bumps That punched me ’til I’m all raw. Me, and my two thin blankets, As thin as the last thin dime— As thin, I guess, as a chorus girl’s dress— Well, I had one hell of a tim e ! I’d pull ’em up from the bottom— (M y nightie’s my B. V. D.’s) A couple o’ yanks to cover my shanks , And then my dog’sd freeze! You could use ’em for porous plasters, Or maybe to strain the soup. (M y pillow’s my shoes when I try to snooze— And I’ve chilblains, cough and the croup.) Me, and my two thin blankets, Bundled up under my chin— Yes, a German spy was likely the guy, And, gosh, but he made ’em thin! ; o ---------- Clara— “ Is your new sweetheart a volun­ teer?” Bella— “Yes, but he makes love like a regu­ lar.” J U n i j h IL f i t k a € 0 . OPPOSITE CLEVELAND HOTEL S T O R E O P E N E V E R Y N I G H T IN T H E W E E K U N T I L 1 0 P. M. Cot pads, blankets, pillows, sheets, tow e ls, and pillow cases. Leather, spiral and canvas puttees. Chevrons, hat cords and insignia. Sheep lined coats, O.D. sleeve and sleeveless sweaters. — ALL AT FAIR PRICES— — * M t $ * M M M t We have enlarged our Plant at cost of $30,000. * -ft 9 i £ To cater to the boys’ business of the 27th £ £ Division. £ ¥ ¥ £ Our Plant has the approval of your Sanitary £ ¥ , . . ¥ £ authorities. £ | Our quality and service is of the highest stand- | I ard, and we are the largest Pie Baking Con- | | cern in the South. | | Our daily output 36,000 Pies, 12,000 Crullers | t and Doughnuts. £ I I I I t DIXIE PIE BAKING CO. t * M M * | S outh L iberty S t . - - S partanburg . S. c. | M P h o n e 1711 A I ■ ¥ * *

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