The Second Division Association, through The Indian, offers two large pennants to the victorious teams in the National and the American Baseball Leagues, during the short season of playing that is taking place while the big league players are working on the division team. These pennants will be given to the win Ring teams, and have no connection with the championship games to take place later between the leagues, or the regular games within those leagues. They are for the substitute teams only.
OUR NEWEST POETS
The March to Germany.
The gallant old Third Army
Crossed the line to Germany;
The boys were marching route step,
A lovely sight to see.
We hiked many and many a kilometer
Until our poor feet came down with a thud;
Then a motorcycle comes along
And covers us with mud.
We had blisters on our shoulders,
We had blisters on our feet,
But for a hiking outfit
The old Third Army can’t be beat.
I have hiked on the roads of France;
Yes, I’ve done it at double time,
But I have never seen such winding roads
As those that lead to the Rhine.
I’ll curse the hills of Germany
Until the day I meet my death.
It was on those little mountains
That every second I would gasp for breath.
Did you notice the good railroads?
We walked right by their side;
But will someone please tell me
Why they didn’t let us ride.
Every doughboy had two blankets;
Yes, we all had 100 rounds;
But we felt we had an ammunition plant
Every time our foot hit the ground.
Well, we dug right in and hiked, boys,
Never did we lag;
But after all is said and done,
Ii was for our grand old flag.
—Cpl. Allen Connor, L Co., 23rd Infantry.
THE SPORTING DUCHESS
“The Sporting Duchess,” a musical comedy in two acts, is being played by members of the Second Engi-neers with great success throughout the Army of Oc-cupation. The show sparkles with catchy musical numbers, pretty girls and clean comedy. The curtain rises on a Ladies’ Aid fair for the benefit of which the suppor-ing Duchess has offered her hand, and a purse of 50,000 dollars to the first man to make a trip to the sun. An American aviator is about to attempt the flight, but is prevented by ludicrous situations arising through the efforts of Willie Lander and George Shel-ton as “Sudds” and Butts.” The cast includes some well known vaudeville favorites such as August Badouin, A. K. Chaplain, J. Paul Higgins, Elmer (Roar) Smith and Roy L. Cramer. A chorus of twelve assisted by an orchestra of fif-teen. The book is written and produced by Willie Lander and the show is under the management of Lieutenant R. V. Jackson, who has had many years ex-perience and is well known in theatrical circles.
LIVE ONES FOR SURE
The standisng of the different M. T. C. outfits on the roll of the Second Division Association as pub-lished does not show any applications from the M. T. C. units. Our headquarters detachment showed 100 per cent when the applications went in. S. P. U. 303 had 26 applications out of a strength 29. while S. P. U. 363 had 25 with the strength at 32. The boys naturally think they should be classed with the “live ones.” We will bring up the percentage in the next few days. S —”Blitzen.”
LE MANS FOR HIM
There was a fellow out on the rifle rano-e who had never handled firearms before. The coach sat down next to him and gave him a few pointers, then told him to fire at will. The first three shots kicked up the landscape about 100 yards in front of the target. “Hold ’em,” says the coach, “Your shots are falling short.” “Alright coach,” says he, “I’ll pull the trigger hard-er next time.”
Have you heard.about the new recruting station in Neuwied? The other day they stuck one re-enlister in front of one of those crazy charts for testing eve. You know—the kind where the to line reads, “C-R-M-T-U-I.”- They covered his left eve and the doctor said. “Can you read that?” “Yes,” says this bird, “But, I’ll be damned if T can pronounce that lan-guage.” If you happen to be out around Puderbach and want a good chow, drop in and see Company A. They have a splendid mess.