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The Rio Grande rattler. ([McAllen], Hidalgo County, Tex.) 1916-1917, December 15, 1917, Image 33

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THE WADSWORTH GAS ATTACK a n d RIO GRANDE RATTLER 3i BR E A K F A S T , luncheon or a light supper can be quickly pre­ pared and in absolute comfort by means of electrical appliances. COFFEE PERCOLATORS CHAFING DISHES PANCAKE GRIDDI ES Electric Heaters for small rooms Clectric Hot Water Heaters for comfort when shaving OUTH CAROLINA LIGHT, POWER & RAILWAY CO. SPARTANBURG, S. C. 105TH AMBULANCE CO. Since T h a n k sgiving the subject has been on every tongue, has been argued pro and con, thrashed out individually and collec­ tively, theories advanced and rum o rs floated; and then the whole thing passed into history on W ednesday afternoon when \eleven husky privates, tried and true, humbled the haughty non-coms to the tune of 12 to 0. The game was full of pep from start to finish and every bit of territory gained was stubbornly contested. In the second quar­ ter the privates, relying on the fierce line plunges of Jones, LaValle, and the end runs of Johnson, Ellis and Henry, worked the ball down to the five-yard line and a last furious plunge by LaValle took the ball over the line for the privates’ first score. The kick from placem ent failed and the non-coms took the kick but lost it on downs. A criss-cross enabled Johnson to break through the opposing backs and in a spec­ tacular dash he took the ball again to the non-coms’ five-yard line. Encouraged by this, the privates, amid frantic roars of their backers on the side-lines, tore the non-coms’ line to shreds and again scored, Jones taking the ball across the line. The second half was the most thrilling of the two and tim e after tim e the spectators held their breath as accurate passing and long end runs brought the ball dangerously near the non-com’s goal, but Dame F o r­ tune smiled no more on either side and the game ended w ithout further scoring. W hen the company assembled for drill last Monday m o rning they were told to pre­ pare for a day in the field, so haversacks were filled w ith bacon, potatoes, bread and apples, and hospital corps pouches and other equipm ent were hurriedly examined before being buckled into position. Under com­ mand of Lieuts. Truex, B a llantyne and Mc- Kemy, fifty-one men started for the woods and creek in back of the camp. On arriv ­ ing there, Lieut. Truex had the men pre­ pare a dressing station under the high levels of the creek banks and Lieuts. Ballantyne and McKemy placed wound m a rkers on some of the men and secreted them in the brush. W hen all was ready, litter bearers were sent out to find, bandage, and ticket the wounded and then bring them back on stretchers. This work took most of the m o rning and after a simple meal cooked over the coals of a wood fire, the men stretched out under the pines and were content w ith the world. The Top Sergeant, H a rry Fish, finally sum ­ moned them back to work and after a short lecture and drill, the company returned back to camp, tired and happy. In the evenings the concerts in No. 5 tent by “Tessie” DeGarland w ith his saxo­ phone and clarinet and “P a ts y ” of the 107th, w i t h ' h is violin are very much enjoyed and the tent is usually crowded to its capacity while “Tess” and his crew favor them w ith both classical and ragtim e music. On W ednesday evening an im p rom p tu en­ tertainm e n t took place in m e mess hall. A fter the audience had applauded “Roi” H e n ry’s solos, Corporal Schindler’s stories, and Jack Layden’s clever soft-shoe dancing, Signor Alberto Urinosio F lin t brought tears to the eyes of his audience when, supported ably by Jack Layden, he produced a sketch entitled “A M o ther’s Love.” The applause was so persistent th a t the Signor consented to return to the stage and showed th a t his talents were many by executing some very clever clog dancing and finished by render­ ing the yodel song, “Sleep Baby, Sleep” in a m a n n er that brought down the house. P rivate F ir s t Class Francis D. Conroy was called home on account of the serious illness of his mother, on November 25th. Private F irst Class George R. Doust and P rivates A lbert D. Lewis, F ran k J. Mulher- in, Edward F. E'dgren and Frederick W. Swift left on 10-day furloughs for Syracuse. Lucky cusses. Our popular “skipper,” Capt. L a tta, re­ turned W ednesday after a 10-day leave of absence spent in Syracuse. He rem arked upon the “dead” appearance of the town caused by the absence of the m any young men in the service. F ir s t Lieut. John W. McKemy, M. R. C., of Dayton, Ohio, has been assigned to this company to fill the vacancy caused by Lieut. Schw a rtz’s resignation. The fellows have already voted him a good scout and hope his new assignm ent pleases him as much as it does them. A. K. M.

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