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The Rio Grande rattler. ([McAllen], Hidalgo County, Tex.) 1916-1917, November 23, 1917, Image 18

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16 WADSWORTH GAS ATTACK and RIO GRANDE RATTLER \l') *“ I ANNOUNCEMENT ! m m FROM A , B U F F A L O B O Y | fa TOMMY HARRISON’S | * EATING PLACE I fa I THE ONLY RESTAURANT AT CAMP WADSWORTH f 1 BETTER VALUE— BETTER FOOD m m fa | THAN OFFERED ELSEWHERE | 1 AT THE CAMP WADSWORTH STATION * | OF THE P. & N. R. R. \!/ 1 OPEN 7.30 A. M.— 10.30 P. M. (DAILY). * v** fa # m w Drop in for a Plate of Wheat Cakes and Cup of The Best Coffee 4 f in the County. f $ My Turkey Dinner Every Sunday, from 2 P. M. to 8 P. M. f I IS A CORKER. * t t I WELCOME ON THE DOOR * | TO M M Y HARRISON | fa fa SPARTANBURG COMMISSION ON TRAINING CAMP ACTIVITIES The W a r Department CommRsion on Train­ ing Camp Activities was created to provide wholesome recreational and inspirational en­ vironment for the leisure hours of the men in khaki. It was found that there was great need for organizing the communities adjacent to the camp sites, so that the greatest possible amount of hospitality, clean entertainment, comforts and square dealing might be available to the men when they leave camp for town to find amuse­ ment and renew the social relationships of civilian life. The Commission’s representative for Camp Wadsworth is T. W . Garvin, formerly a mem­ ber of the executive staff of the New York Tribune, wdio is profoundly interested ’n every feature of entertainment for the soldiers and is untiring in his thought and labor for them. In the Central National Bank the Commis­ sion has its headquarters, in the lobby of the bank, in the Chapman Building, Spartanburg’s skyscraper. Here is located the executive office, telephone 1812, and the Information Bu­ reau, telephone 1811. Here a list of all the available rooms, houses and boarding places is on file, under the direction of Mrs. E. R. Milan. Many of the churches have converted their church buildings into auxiliary club rooms for reading, writing, resting, conference and mu­ sic, with weekly parties and receptions to sol­ diers, and extending a cordial welcome to all the men from camp and their friends in the city to attend all the services. A plan is under way to organize a “Take-a- Soldier-Home-to-Dinner” army, composed of the good women of Spartanburg and surround­ ing towns, who pledge themselves to take two soldiers home to dinner every Sunday, men who have not been entertained before. Through the efforts of the Fraternal and Club Committee, lodges have kept open house for soldiers and, with the financial assistance of the Rotary Club and the co-operaticn of the Woodman Lodge, have opened an Enlisted Men’s Club in the Woodman Hall. The club is open every afternoon and evening from 4 to 10 :30, excepting Thursday evenings. There are no dues. This Committee has also promoted the Spar­ tanburg Community Chorus, which is progress­ ing so successfully under the leadership of Dr. Chas. G. Woolsey, director of camp singing. The chorus meets every Thursday evening at the First Baptist Church from 8 to 9 o’clock. Every singer in Camp Wadsworth is given a most cordial invitation to join with the civilian singers in Spartanburg. This Committee is also now conducting Sat­ urday night entertainments at the great audi­ torium in Converse College. The program is made up of stars from the camp, local talent, and celebrities will be sent to Spartanburg by the National Commission on Training Camp Activities. Popular prices will prevail, and the proceeds will go to a benefit fund for the comfort and happiness of the soldiers at Camp Wadsworh. Saturday night, November 24, a children’s chorus of 500 voices will present the operetta from “Hiawatha’s Choldhood,” combined with a regimental band, two or three civilian and several of the best song artists in the camp. A large part of the proceeds of this entertain­ ment will go to provide comforts for sick soldiers at the base hospital. The Commission has plans to enlarge its work of entertainment and hospitality, and we gladly welcome suggestions from the men at the camp as to how its service could be im­ proved. D r . A. D. P. G ilmour , General Chairman. 0_ --- T he W adsworth G as A ttack is indebted — and so are you—-to Private Thornhill, 28th London Regiment, for the following cheerful lines. Private Thornhill is orderly to M ajor Sharp, of the British Army, who is instructing officers of the 27th Division, U. S. A., in trench warfare. “I’ve been on guard four thousand times— that wants a bit of whacking. I’ve worn my shoes away until I’m marching on the blacking. Rats as big as donkeys every night come out to scoff me. One foggy night a great one came and took my rifle off me. And after that I lost those boots; I knew not what to do Until at' mess next Saturday I found them in my stew. I went and told the Sergeant, who said: ‘O h ! That’s a trifle; Stir up your stew tom o rrow; perhaps you’ll find your rifle.’ ” ---------- o ---------- Private Short— Can you help me out to the tune of ten ? Bugler W ise— N o ; I have just blown my last note. ---------- o ---------- Mrs. Pendleton, wife of Rev. W. H. K. Pen­ dleton, Rector of the Church of the Advent, will entertain at dinner the members of the orchestra from the 71st Infantry Band at the Parish Plouse Sunday evening. This orchestra will furnish the music for the Sunday evening service at the Church of the Advent.

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