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103 UNMARRIED MEN IN AMBULANCE GO, CAPTAIN ONLY MARRIED MAN AMONG CANTON TROOPS. - At Greenville "Bachelors" Launch la Lore Affairs and Carry Hearts of "Pair Lassies" by Storm. No lack of attention from the matrimonially Inclined among the fair sex of Greenville. 8. C. Is antlcl pated In the courtesies that will extended to members of the First North Carolina Ambulance company, of Canton, when they take part, wltn other soldiers, in the social lifs of the South Carolina city. For which statement there .a a reason given. Authentic Information from Canton states that among the 104 men enlisted enlisted In the company, which went Greenville last Tuesday morning, only one man Is married and he, Capt. M. Davis, In command of the company, company, left North Carolina with the boast of expected loyalty and service from his men of the unalloyed type, because of their single blessedness. Just how-long how-long how-long the 108 men In the ambulance company will r.main single Is a matter of speculation among their friends at Canton, Ashevllle Ashevllle and elsewhere, for it Is said that more than cne of the stalwart mountaineers looked slightly bored when mention was made of the apparent apparent vicli'Mtude of mooted courtships courtships perhaps vnln courtships that had left them In a position to render patriotic tervlce to t).lr country, with an eye single to the glory to be gained. Be that ss It may, reports from Greenville declare that the member of the ambulance company are not conspicuous for their backwardness In accepting the attentions bestowed by South Carolina belles, and It Is rumoreil that a number of them have launched out openly and above board In love affairs In a manner calculated to bestir their rivals In better (?) equipped companies to look to their laurols. Undaunted hy the apparent want of success In love matters In the com pany heretofore, and seemingly de termined to change the status of things within their ranks, it is stated that grim visions of war, the frightful carnage of death and privations of the trenches In France have been thrown to the winds, and In place of the frowns that have sometimes detracted detracted from their appearance when thoughts of this kind would occur. row appear t miles. Experienced gallants, gallants, previously popular among the fair sex have been diplomatically outstripped outstripped by the future ambulance drivers and have been relegated to an unenviable position from which they view disconsolately the numerous victories' victories' won by their rivals among the belles of the city. To say that these accustomed gal lants were a wee bit surprised. Is probably putting the matter mildly, but It Is said that their surprise, while a little bit mortifying, was not one whit mors genuine than the jolt received by some other soldiers when 108 men of the First Worth Carolina. A.whulance company, of Canton, swep by In a grand phalanx that successfully successfully stormed the cltndels lu the hoarta of ths "fair lassies ' a id carried ott ths moat highly nr'sed honors. Echo! Back at Canton where ths company was raised It la said that the career of the 108 unmarried men of the First North Carolina company is being watched with high Interest. Ordinarily the adage "Faint heart ne'er ' won fair lady" is not to be found in the category of . things knewn and felt by men of the mountains. mountains. Conquest and accomplishment are among the things attributed to them that according to history Is the record of their forefathers and their friends, with feelings fervently enlisted their behalf, it is said, whatever whatever the Issue, believe that success In love as well as In war will attend the "boys." CRAWLS UNDER TENT

Clipped from Asheville Citizen-Times06 Sep 1917, ThuPage 12

Asheville Citizen-Times (Asheville, North Carolina)06 Sep 1917, ThuPage 12
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