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The Rio Grande rattler. ([McAllen], Hidalgo County, Tex.) 1916-1917, April 27, 1918, Image 15

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GAS ATTACK 13 DIVISION HEADQUARTERS TROOP WALLOPS THE 56TH. Maine Baseball Team Unable to Cope With 27th Troopers. The 27th Division H e a d q u a rters Troop baseball team stopped the strong 56th P i­ oneers on the baseball field last Saturday. The Maine players who have been boasting of their clean sweep against the local team s were licked in the first inning when the C a v alry nine put over four runs. K elleher pitched for the w inners in great style, allowing only one h it up until the seventh inning. He accounted for a score him self when he slugged one for a full cir­ cuit of the bases in the opening frame. Kyte who opened the game on the mound for the 56th was knocked higher than his own nam e in the first few m inutes of play. The Troopers made six hits before he ran to the bomb-proofs. Zack and Kamma ad­ ded in his exit w ith a hom er and tie re­ spectively. D u ring the last three innings, the Maine batters found the range and managed to put over four hits and three tallies. Bishop who succeeded Kyte on the mound allowed seven h its but he managed to keep them well scattered. The bands of 56th Pioneers and the 106th Infantry were on the firing lines. The score by innings. R H E' 27th Dv. H. T. 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2— 6 13 2 56th Pioneers.. 00000 0 20 1— 3 5 1 B a tteries—K elleher and S w ain—Kyte, Bishop and Gravelle. MEDICAL BENEDICTS HAVE EDGE ON BACHELORS. A closely contested game of ball between the m a rried and single men of Field Hos­ pital Company No. 106 was held last Wed­ nesday on the diam ond in the rear of the 102nd Sanitary Train. Some very phenom­ enal plays w ere made. Sergeant Folsom, who did the tw irling for the m a rried men, proved to his opponents th a t the fact he was a m a rried m an had little to do w ith his a r t in handling the pill. Lieut. Nealon wielded the stick in great style and m ade a home run in the 6th inning w ith two men on the bases, m a k ing the score 7 to 6 in favor of the m a rried men. Sergts. Burton and Coloton perform ed like a couple of vet­ erans and handled the pill in great style. The losing team fought rig h t to the end. H o lleran and Prescott featured on the field for the single men. The score by in n in g s : R M arried men ............... 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 3 0—8 Single men ..........0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 2—6 B a tteries, m a rried men: Folsom and Col­ leton. Single men: M orrissey and Pringle. TROOP TRIMS MAJORS. R H E W off’d Col. Prp. 0 0101 0 01 0— 3 6 1 27th Div. H. T..0 2 0 1 1 5 0 2 0—11 11 1 B a tteries—W est and Hagood; W h itm o re and Swain. BARNEY WILLIAMS THROWS GAUNTLET AT RODDEN. Friend Ashley: I beg you to accept my apology for not go­ ing through w ith my fight against Hughie Rodden, but my reasons are very good. Se­ rious trouble prevented me from doing so, not on account of cowardice as some may think. My records will prove that I have never turned down an offer or refused to fight any m an th a t was my w e ight and an­ other thing I w ish to state is th a t it was not for the love of money but for the benefit of my com rades th a t I have perform ed tim e and tim e again. H as H u g hie Rodden anything to say about why he did not partake in any of the boxing contests, why he did show the boys his w a res? They certainly ought to appreciate his generosity in perform ing for them . W h e n this trouble is over he may have as m any chances as he w ishes to cap­ ture my belt and the title. May the best m an win. Yours in sport, BARNEY WILLIAMS, Featherw e ight Champion of the Army and Navy. FRANK MORAN WORKING OVERTIME. F rank M oran has offered to give individ­ ual boxing lessons to officers and enlisted m en on W e d n esday and Saturday after­ noons, and on all holidays. If your top ser­ geant is picking on you—here’s your chance. CAMP LIBRARY’S ELEVEN BRANCHES. The Camp Library is out w ith new pla­ cards announcing its eleven branches as follow s: Branch of an American L ibrary A ssocia­ tion, Camp Library, the Main L ibrary Build­ ing, N o rth of Y. M. C. A. H e a d q u a rters, Daily 8.30 a. m. to 10 p. m. Books—M ilitary, Technical and H istorical on your work “back home\ and “over there.\ Also novels, daily, weekly and m o n thly m a g ­ azines. Do th a t studying you prom ised your­ self. A com fortable chair—quiet—a good book. The book collection, which has reached the com m anding size of 13,853 volumes, is distributed throughout the camp. The m a­ jor portion of it is at the Central Building, while the branches are located as follow s: Five at the various Y. M. C. A. buildings and one at the Y. M. C. A. ten t; also a t the K n ights of Columbus building, the Y. W. C. A. H o stess House, the Base H o spital, the A rtillery Range and the Soldiers Club at Spartanburg. The library building is a real addition to the camp architecture. It is 43 by 90 feet, substantially built and attractively finished. Its interior arrangem e n t is adm irable and the equipm ent would be a credit to any home town. U n d er the direction of Mr. Geo. C. Cham- plin, of the State L ibrary at Albany, N. Y., the library had made a good beginning in the “W h ite Church.\ W h en it moved re­ cently to the new building 30 boxes of books which had not been opened were added to the supply. These are all in service now. At present the work is being directed by Mr. W illiam F. Yust, L ibrarian of the Pub­ lic Library in R o c h ester, N. Y. He is be­ ing assisted by Thom as A. Gallagher, of the Cincinnati Public Library. Mr. Yust has also induced his father, Fred Yust, a Civil W a r V eteran, to join the staff for a tim e as a volunteer helper. Miss Baugham, Libra- (Continued on page 25)

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