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The Rio Grande rattler. ([McAllen], Hidalgo County, Tex.) 1916-1917, January 12, 1918, Image 15

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THE WADSWORTH GAS ATTACK a n d RIO GRANDE RATTLER 13 FIELD HOSPITAL CO. 107. A lthough C h ristm as has “came and w ent,” the Yuletide Festivities enjoyed by the en­ listed men of the company, the officers and th e ir wives, will long be cherished by all as a rem iniscence of one of the cheeriest get- to-gether parties they have attended. The spirit of the season em anated from every one in the company, from the Major to the “buck privates.” The officers and their wives acted as Messrs. and Mesdames “S. Claus” and plied their vocation after our sum ptous dinner was “buried w ith full m ili­ tary honors.” . Our two C h ristm as trees were laden w ith useful gifts and luxuries for the “boys,” bu t were far too dim inutive to hold all the presents, so an improvised rack was pressed into service. These gifts were distributed in a novel way which provoked a great deal of m irth. Although the officers acted in the role of “Santa,” they were not forgotten in the slogan “ ’tis better to give than to receive.” At seven-thirty in the evening a vaudeville show was staged in the “Fie Hoseo T h e a tre,” and all present voted the perform ance a suc­ cess. The lessees were convinced of this by the fact th a t none of the “talen t” w ere injured. For details on the evening’s perform ance see “Zit.” A handsom e oak victrola and more than half a hundred assorted records, among the m any gifts to the company, are transform ­ ing our ultra decorated Mess H all into a Club Room. H awthorne, our new instructor in Terpsi- chorean A rt is kept busy these balmy days— so is the victrola. M. SANITARY DETACHMENT, 106TH IN F . The boys of the Sanitary Detachment of the 106th Inf. were the guests of Major and Mrs. L. A. Salisbury at a Christmas dinner, at which the boys had hoped that Mess Sgt. Sntton would gather a few hints. Old boy Sutton, however, gathered everything he could in the line of eats but passed up all the hints. * ‘ M erry Christmas or the Joys of Allotments. ’ ’ In Two Parts. Time: Christmas Eve. Place: Mess-shaek, San. Det. 106th Inf. P a r t 1. Scene 1. The boys gathered around mess-tables registering smiles on their more or less bright faces, joyous in their anticipa­ tion of receiving their overdue reward from their generous Uncle Sam; the boss seated behind two slim stacks of greenbacks with payroll in front of him. The C. O. speaks: “ Fletcher H Old Sorrel Top advances and stands in front of C. O. with palm outstretch­ ed and a foolish grin on his freckled map. “ L e t ’s see,7’ the Boss pauses and figures pay­ roll. “ Fletcher, you owe the government $5.00 . ’ ’ Close up: Fletcher registering anger, de­ jection and bewilderment, close up diminishes w ith Fletcher disappearing in distance on a still, oh, so still hunt for Sgt. H atter. P a r t 1, Scene 2. Scene 1 except th a t Dap­ per Daniels plays the lead. Same as Close up: Daniels registering mirthless. M irth dis­ appears in the wake of Fletcher. P a rt 2, Scene 1. The same boys registering disgust, dejection and a desire to kill, giving three cheers for our Allotment Expert, G. Berry. P a rt 2, Scene 2. (Quick flash) G. Berry entering mess-shaek. Close up:- Berry disappearing over the hills towards Spartanburg pursued by the boys daring him to stop. Y. JEWISH SOLDIERS ENTERTAINED. The Jews of Spartanburg are doing their utm o st to make things comfortable for the Jew ish boys in the ranks of the 27th Divi­ sion. The tem p le “Benai Israel” has opened its doors to them for religious services. Many of the boys visit the homes of the Jew ish population of this enterprising city, and speak highly of the courtesies they re­ ceive and the welcome accorded them. The Jew ish Board for W elfare W ork has its representative here, Mr. Isidor Dominitz, whose painstaking efforts have resulted in increasing the good and w elfare of the Jew ­ ish boys in the ranks.

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