April 29. 1918

Liquor and Cameras on Same Black List

             With a view to completely stopping the bringing of liquor into camp, the authorities have issued an order that visitor shall be searched before being admitted and is any is found it will seized. The bringing of cameras is also prohibited by the order. A special permit from Washington will be necessary before a caller can bring a kodak into the reservation, and if the license isn’t produced when requested by the military police, the camera will be seize at the owner's risk.


Liberty Bond Sale

             Although there is no organized effort back of the sale, the third Liberty loan is finding soldier bond-takers in camp. Because of the subscription of many men to the previous loan beyond their means, and consequent hardship, no competition among regiments or companies is encouraged.  The advantages of the issue are set every assistance is given men who wish to subscribe. For the first day or so of the loan sale here closing midnight, April 20, a total of $2,200 had been subscribed.


            Connecticut Recruits in Fresh Tide of 8,579

             The incoming tide of recruits which began Friday is distinguished by the presence of 2,075 men from Connecticut. This is the first increment n which to any extent drafted men from another state than New York were included. As almost usual, the Depot Brigade commanding officer was the receiving officer and the men in mufti were taken to that interesting spot for the first weeks.

            Of the 8,579 arrivals, 6,494 are from New York City and environs. They came in the following installments: April 26, Friday. 2,075 from Connecticut; April 27, Saturday, 1,637; April 28, Sunday, 1,616; April 29. Monday, 1,623; April 30, Tuesday 1,618.


Telephone in War

             With the aid of lantern slides, Mr. Carroll of the New York Telephone Company delivered an interesting lecture in the Y.M.C.A. Auditorium recently on the “The Use of the Telephone in War.” The daring accomplishments of army telephonists in establishing broken connections in No Man's Land and other thrilling aspects of the wire heroes’ work were shown.


New Men Responsive To Insurance Opportunity

             Many Take Maximum and Most Get It Well Within Three Months

             A ready response to the opportunities offered by the Soldiers Insurance Law is reported from newly drafted men by the cantonment insurance office which estimates practically every new man is taking out insurance a good while before the final period allowed new recruits. Many of the policies are for the maximum, $10,000. The cantonment office is turning into Washington large totals-up into the millions-into figures beyond soldier comprehension.

            Three months from the date of induction into the army is allowed the new man in which to make out insurance. As this is one of the most important things to which the recruits immediate attention should be given, Trench and Camp is glad to record the fact of that generous limit ad recall the necessity of instant action.


Scale of Charges for Taxis Fixed

 Order of Provost Marshal to Banish Profiteering in Bus Business


            Taxi drivers in Upton will hereafter cease dividing honors with legitimate responsibilities in making the thirty per disappear, according to an order issued by Major H. H. Walker, Provost Marshal. It fixed a scale of charges for bussing people about camp and if NY levy is made in excess the fivver-pilot loses his licenses. Complaints against the heavy rates have been numerous, especially for night trips, the theory being that charges would be made as heavy as the traffic would bear. The new order puts the taximen sharp against a regular scale and violations will be summarily dealt with.


Blue Denim Strong Men Work Hard To Make Camp a Beauty Spot

 Largest Concerted Effort Yet Brings 4,000 out Against Demon Stump

             Pounds and pounds of good O. D. muscle are going these days into the effort to make Camp Upton the garden spot of the island, excepting non. Recently the last day of the four day cleanup effort. Four thousand men in regulation sporting costume-blue denim jumpers- armed with picks, axes and shovels tackled the waste spaces within the reservation with a view to making them blossom like the rose. The immediate work was clearing stumps. The number of these pro-German growths torn from their mother, if piled ten drillon tendril would form a ring around the Kaiser's army, with enough shelter to every United States fighter on the other side.

            A good share of the energy has been spent on the Civic Centre urge mathematical centre of the cantonment. Mr. Millers Liberty Theatre will have grounds second to none. Mr. Allans officers house is to rest in the midst of level loneliness and all sides of Headquarters Hill are to be a beautiful rolling terrace with grass ‘n everything. Through the generosity of Mrs. T. B. Mott of New York, the Y.M.C. huts have their environs beautiful with hedges and shrubs. The beautifying bug is here like a housecleaning fever and there seems little question but Upton will be transformed into a second Eden minus of course and Eve or two.


Musical Comedy A Liberty Offering

             Large crowds patronized the Liberty Theater the first three days of last week for “Stop, Look and Listen.” a musical comedy with girls, music, and fun. The many local hits, pulled with rare appropriateness by the comedians delighted the houses, as other specialties. Vaudeville showed the last of the week. “Twin Beds” is the attraction at Mr. Millers place now.


War to Death Will Be Declared On All Flies and Mosquitos

 Taps Coming for Flies ad Every Soldier Will Belong to “Fly Police.”

             War to the death has been declared on flies and mosquitoes by the cantonment sanitation Department, and when those pests attempt to take up quarters here they'll find it nie the most highly congenial atmosphere. Prevention and extermination are to be a pair of weapons against both these branches if the accursed winged tribe,

            To keep down the flies waste matter will be kept thoroughly cleaned from the ares, mess hall and kitchen floors are to be screened and all containers of course will be covered several hundred cleverly devised fly traps are on their way to camp and will be placed at strategic points. Every soldier will automatically become a member if Fly police and will take a portion of his “upsetting exercised” upsetting the career forge Neither DFly. The custom may be introduced if allowing no man to seat himself at table until every fly in the dining room has been sent to its death.

            As for the mosquitoes they offer a perplexing problem. In the early days of the camp they were a terrible menace. Workman had to have their faces and hands swathed in bandages to labor without danger of annihilation, and they descended on everything human like the Germans in a mass attack, Ninety- five percent of the mosquitoes are bred in the salt marshes along Great South and Moriches Bays south of here and come into camp without pass on the wings of any breeze. They love to lurk in underbrush and leap out at the traveler. But the reservation is very nearly cleared of these possible lurking paces so the mosquito will find no home or den when he has made the journey from the ocean that fact will cut down the number appreciably. Only 5 percent breed on the reservation and the low spots just north of camp and these few places are being thoroughly drained.

            Everything humanly possible is being down NY Major A. W. Schoenleber camp sanitary officer to eden the possible extent of mosquito ravages. He has had a deal of experience having sent the Panama brand of mosquito and also the Philippine variety with disastrous results to the mosquito.


Soldier Hat Styles Swing to Campaign with Tin One Next

 Trying on the steel Dome Covering Local Barrack Sport

             After a brief fashion ascending the woolen winter hat which have that captivation rakish look ranging in similarity from an aviator to a Scottish Borderer, according to the face underneath-has been ordered packed in moth balls. Soldier hat style again gathers about the tried and true campaign hat is distinctively American. Dividing honors however is the tin hat the shrapnel helmet with the peculiar roofing finish and the net inside to keep the wearer's head from carrying too great shocks should anything perchance drop thereon.

            The huskies at warehouse 14 have been busy at Warehouse 14 have been busy these latter days checking and sending out boxed of the head pieces and tyrin in the tin lid has become a very popular indoor form of sport.


Onward to Berlin!

             New words for old tunes are being offered frequently and this new version of “Marching through Georgia” appears the request of the 306th Machine Gun Battalion:

 Raise the dear old stars and stripes

            Up to the morning light,

Where we all can see them as we're starting off to fight,

For the cause of Freedom, Humanity and right,

While we march onward to Berlin.


Do You Believe in Signs?

             A list of signs about camp has been compiled by an industrious comilato. To while away a minute before the bugle blows to beas, read em. Of course there's poetic license in running ‘em in this way: “Danger,” “No Admittance,” “Cafeteria,” “Butter, 5 cents,” “Don't Spit on the Floor,” “This way out,” “Garbage,” “Take Only What you need,” “Regimental Headquarters,” “Tickets, 10 Cents Each,” “Everybody Welcome,” “Warehouse No. 10,” “Liberty Bonds,” “Heads Up,” “Inflamatory,” “Your Uniform is Your Pass,” “Wet Paint,” “Help Yourself,” “Camp Upton, L. J. RR,” “Knock Before Entering,” “Train Schedule,” “Ice Cream,” “Drill Grounds,” “Keep to the Right,” “Religious Service To-Night,” “No Gambling,” “Adjutant,” “Closed,” “Use Both Sides,” “Storeroom,” “For Sale,” “Ten Cents a Dozen,” “Clothing Warehouse,” “Everybody Welcome,” “No Smoking Here,” “Deposit Laundry Here,” “For Use in Case of Fire Only,” “This Road to Rifle Range,” “Traveler's Checks,” “Details for Tomorrow,” “Officers Mess,” “Wipe Your Feet,” “Barber Shop,” “Wait Until Answered,” “Movies To-Night,” “Weight 1 Cent,” “Trench and Camp Free,”


Knights Big BLVD House Draws Big

 Minstrels from New York “A Pair of Sixes,” and Movies Entertain

             The knights of Columbus Auditorium on Upton Boulevard is doing its full share these days toward keeping the soldiers here entertained and happy. Some splendid movie features have drawn large crowds recently, among many attractions. Two of the most completely satisfying evenings of entertainment yet sent into history in the cantonment were Friday and Saturday of last week at the hospital outpost if the knights on the boulevard. Friday evening a minstrel show of sparkling texture was give by talented gentlemen and ladies from the city and Saturday “A Pair of Sixes” was acted by an exceedingly talented group of amateurs.


Flat Feet Can't Keep the Fellows Out Of It

            Just because his feet were of a broad unbroken flatness, Harold R. Holzhamer isn't going to hand in his O. D.’s and go back into easy civilian living. He was formerly located with the Hdqrs. 305th Inf. being transferred from there to the Depot Brigade. He was offered a discharge because of physical disability, but refused and was given a transfer t rge 353d Bakery Co., where he can do his important part in the uniform he has learned to love.


At The Auditorium on Upton Boulevard

             Everything free to all.

            Tuesday, April 30, 7.45 P.M.-Song recital. Leon Rice, the popular American tenor.

            Fine Moving picture features Monday and Saturday evenings.

            Wednesday evenings reserved for the 152d Depot Brigade.


To Build Hut at Base; Y Service Totals Large

             With a building operating for the engineers in the old civilian camp and a new one about to be put under construction, the work of the Y.M.C.A. is extending beyond the limits of the eight buildings and auditorium. The building for the Base Hospital will offer complete service to the occupants of the Pill Centre.

            For the month of March the association's work here produced some interesting figures which have just been released by W. F. Hirsh. Camp Secretary. They summarize thus. Total attendance in buildings 643,900 or a daily average of 20,700; 116 motion picture exhibitions, total attendance 82,250 (largest yet); 93 other entertainments, attendance 60,216; 24 educational lectures attendance 7,986; 389 educational classes attendance 5,156; library books circulated 3,165; 262 religious meetings attendance 40,209; testaments given out, 2,089; personal Christian interviews, 1,076; men signing war roll 13,398; letters written 392,000.


302D Auxiliary Remount Is Regular Western Ranch with Many Things More Interesting Than That

 Has 72 Mule Pack Train, Wagon Company, 60-Forge Blacksmithy, Isolation Corral and Other Things

             The huge area on the outskirts of camp near the lower station enclosed by seven miles of wooden fences and handling thousands of horses and mules is a regular Western ranch in the wilds of Long Island. There is a distinctive something about this 302d Remount Dept. impressive to a visitor.

            Perhaps it's because the remount is as independent an outfit as can be found anywhere. It has its own flagpole with its own flag waving from it; has its own guard mount, and is responsible only to the Quartermaster General in Washington. From that office the orders governing the station presided over by Capt. W. C. Marrow and his corps of attaches are received and to Washington all the transactions are sent and there are some transactions. Every man of the 380 attached to the 302 A. R. D. is proud of his outfit and he has good reason to be.

            The horses and mules are too if there is pride among animals. Some of the interesting things about the remount: Covers 350 acres, has isolation corrals for sick animals with operating room, table and all; stables are as clean as a barracks has sixty blacksmith forges has harness-making ship fully equipped to turn out anything from a martingale to a saddle; uses 50 tons of hay a day, is getting five new hay sheds with a total capacity of 10,000 pounds, has complete wagon company and last but not by no mean least, has 72 mule pack train under the best pack master in the country, Jno. W. Hollandsworth.


Pot-Pourri of Talent at This Y.M. Building

             Entertainments at the Y Hut at 2d avenue and 14th street are going large these days. The building was packed to the rafters the larger bfgr I see the Buffalo Huskies who performed. The fact that they spent the day on the range seemed to make no difference as the pep was there in full measure. Battle and Elliot gave a contortionist and buck dancing act; Lester Miller played several songs on the violin made from a cigar box; Corpl. Williams sang and a quartet and jazz band were there with the music also. The well-known six Jigging Nuts from the Supply Train in their farewell appearance wet with a roar while Sam Batchelor and McCarthy of the Ammunition train put on a singing and dancing sketch. Weeks 308th Ambulance Company, tumbled all over the place and Physical Director Kraetzer had and interesting blanket fight with Brocato, 308th Ambulance.


W.U,’s Larger Quarters

             To more efficiently accommodate the rush of soldier telegrams, the Western Union Telegraph Company is moving from its little building at Third Avenue and Tenth Street to quarters in the Signal Corps barracks, across the street and will occupy most of the ground floor.


For Rent Yaphank Long Island

 The beautiful all-the-year-round resort

             Bungalow, suitable for large party. Immense dining room. Light on all sides. Lavatories in special building. Noted for its springs (in the beds). Stabled and garages accessible. Bus from the station. Good Roads? Sixty miles from New York (about 400 back). Also near the coming city of Patchogue. Bathing. Tennis. Golfing. Yachting (if you bring your own morphine). Dancing and Concerts (bring along your own band). Contemplated trip abroad is the only reason the present tenants are leaving this Garden of Allah. Upton poets have described it as the oasis of Long Island (besides many other things). Don't wait, Write Q. M., Camp Upton Long Island.


Quick Reception of Men Commended

             The usual alertness and intelligence of the last drafted men, the quickness with which they took hold of the military manner of living and the degree of their preparedness for their tasks have been the subject of much favorable comment, especially among officers. Col. Prescott of the 502d Ammunition Train said he never has seen recruits master the salute as quickly and use it as correctly as these first men in the second draft.

            Rev. Dr, William T. Manning, voluntary chaplain, who has been in Upton from his Trinity parish for some months, and has been a close observer of the life here, remarked upon the high quality of the rookies. They have undoubtedly learned some of the ways of camp life from friends who have gone before. To them it was all as new as a pair of hike shoes fresh from the factory-difficult to break in. These lads in the second bg increment have wised up” on the how and wherefore. They can tell a Sergeant from a Colonel and are much more easily adapted to the military manner than those sturdy pioneers to whom every experience was unheard of and strange.


            On The Track

             Arrangements have been made for the completion of the oval track around the ball field, and a cinder surface is being placed over the dirt. The 100-yard straightway fastest in camp, and was used to good advantage when over twenty heats were run in the qualifying runs of the sprint. Owing to the depleted ranks in the various companies the battalion scoring was discontinued, the individual placings being as follows:

            100 yard dash- Private Ludvigson, 11th company, won; Private Dale, 11th Company, second; Private Hodge 13th Company third.

            Three legged race-Bennet and Murphy 19th Company won; Bundsck and Brooks 11th Company, second; Hodge and Roe 13th Company, third.

            Potato Race-Private Goldorf Sixth Company won; Private Capaso, 2d company, second; Private Brown, Headquarters, third.

            Standing Broad-Private Hodge, 13th company, won; Private Ludvigson, 11th Company, second; Private Dale, 11th Company, third.

            Running Broad-Private Ludvigson, 11th Company, second: Private Hodge, 13th Company, third.

            Lieut. Livingston, athletic officer of the 1st battalion, has his own views on these “Thank You” jobs. This athletic officer job isn't the pipe some fellows think it is.” he said. “When I am busy as supply officer the athletic officer of the brigade is always raising hob, and when I am busy as athletic officer, these brigade supply ginks are always after me. What’s a fellow going to do?” And some say “Join the army-leave the Depot Brigade!”


            Spring Fashion Hints


             For the lighter duties such as K. P. and coal detail, patent leather pumps offer an opportunity to the man who strives after the distinctly final touch in dress. Nothing matches quite so well with the blue lounging garments in which these bits of work are accomplished. On bunk fatigue, the brown mannish hiking shoe is the thing and is especially desirable after a morning's pleasant constitutional. A gentlemanly mark is given the company clerk by a pair of spurs and these articles are now being made with a light or dark oak finish to match almost any desk. The polished shoe is going out of vogue at Upton, as the Baron has found a dust-colored finish the practical thing combining a touch of nature which suggests trench life overseas.-By the Baron.


Cousin Charley and a Chinese Clipping Set Chu Yen Right

 Objections to Washing Own Laundry All Come Out in This Wash

             By ambulance From Trench and Camps Base Hospital luterne

Chu yen is a patriot of the deepest dye. This truth has finally come to the surface at the base hospital though for a time here was a suspicion Chu was pro-Chinese. However that was only due to the mystery with which every Celestial lives to envelop himself and it is now evident that Chu is a regular American, even is his hair does bristle kue the Kaiser mustache.

            When Chu was graduated from is Harlem laundry into the Unites States Army and took up lodgings at the Base Hospital, the impression gained ground that he didn't care much about being a soldier even though it took him out in the open frequently. Perhaps the army wasn't as much like a laundry as Chu expected. At any rate his remarks about a soldier's life weren't very enthusiastic-that is his remarks weren’t interpreted as enthusiastic, though that impression may have been due to the listeners poor understanding of Chu’s English.

            Chu was appointed to the staff of the kitchen but he didn't seem to be puffed up with pride about the position. It sounded that way when one listened close up. He had been accustomed to scrubbing shirts but now floors, in his laundry and any one can realize there’s big difference. Moreover, he had to push the diets around to the wards in trucks and this also was a little out of his line, for no self-respecting laundryman every delivers anything to a customer.

            Also Chu it appeared objected to wash his own linen, though his business had been the cleansing of other persons garments. He tried at first sending his soiled clothes home to his own establishment run by his cousin Charley in the absence of the founder of the institution. But this took too long and was likely to prove rather embarrassing as the army regulations do not permit a soldier to lie abeg while most of his attire is in the wash.

            Although it seemed as if a military career was liable never to receive Chus indorsement. It was noticed however that he was most faithful and earnest in his attendance at drill, cheerfully doing right face, no matter what the command was.

            And then his cousin Charley spilled the chop suey beans. He sent Chu a clipping from Harlem's greatest newspaper, which referred to him and had a photograph that looked as much like Chu as it did anyone. Chu passed the clipping around in his barrack and the boys found it told not only his being drafted but disclosed his previous comments on the army as merely Chinese camouflage. For right at the start of the article the world conflict received the following unsolicited testimonial from York-villes warrior laundryman.

            “Me like go to war. Me wanna fight for my countrie.”

            There it was I’m black and white-nobody could mistake it-and Chu Yen stood revealed in his true colors. In conclusion, the report is empathetically printed the article to recompense Chu for an unpaid bill.


Another “Bit of Home in Camp” Is Opened


Third Y.W.C.A Hostess House has Formal Inspection by prominent Women

             The 3rd Y.W.C.A hostess House Upton, Furnishing those incomparable “bits of home within the camp” has been formally turned over to the soldiers, with the inspection recently of the one at 2nd Avenue and 13th, Street for the use of the Buffaloes and the 367th colored infantry and the 350 first machine gun battalion. Colonel Moss's men are not the only ones to take advantage of the Comforts offered, as many white soldiers job in to taste the offerings of the cafeteria and enjoy the other touches. The building is mainly for the woman guess of colored soldiers as the ones at 3rd Avenue and 7th Street and 4th Avenue and 15th Street are for the white soldiers.

            At the formal exercises Mrs. E. H. towns end of Oyster Bay, Head of the hostess wear for the United States, presided, and addresses were made by Mrs. William Adams Brown of New York and Mrs. Butler Wilson of Boston. Captain Williams’ assistant adjutant of the 367th, accepted the house for his regiment and the camp. The ready response of colored men to the call the country was the subject of congratulations during the afternoon and added point was given by the presence of Mrs. Frances C Barlow of New York. Sister of the late Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, who led the 54th (colored) infantry in the Civil War. Other prominent women present for Miss Lelia Frisell, Mrs. Walter Douglas, Mrs. George W. Crary, Mrs. William Hayes, Mrs. F. B. Trowbridge, Miss Helen Hyde and Miss Gertrude MacArthur. The first check for this house was given by Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, with the stipulation that it be used for the purpose. The house is being used as a piece of training for all the colored YWCA workers who will assume the duties in the hostess centres in other camps.


Even Though You May Belong to the Army, You've got to Give It to Those D.B. Lads

 Their Engineers Drain a Ball Field and they have a Sure ‘Nuf Hermit up There

             After the big rain the 152d depot Brigades gazed upon their ball field in the suburbs was something approaching dismay.  Starting at second base and extending to the extreme limits of the Outfield was an ideal sheet of water for canoeing or punting, but for baseball! Hugeot’s Lake they called it, Evan lieutenant Blakesley, The resourceful, went to work with his corps of Engineers. The result was the construction of Dolph’s fall, which carried Heugeots Lake to the vicinity of the 17th street barracks in the artillery section.  When asked if the artillery men might not object to have in the water passed on to them. Lieutenant Blakesley remarked if they didn't want it they could send it back.

            Regarding “Umps” McCarthy

             Major paste and was on the baseball diamond a few days ago when the first Battalion dropped another to the 4th. Private John McCarthy, the well-known “umps,” was calling ‘em in his sepulchral voice, and the major asked: “who in the Depo create is that Undertaker out there?”  John McCarthy is a jewel without price:  his decisions are always quick and fair, and the boys recognize in him a man capable of handling any game. He will be in the big demand for the Cantonment inter regimental games.


Hermit of the hemlocks

             The depot reggae just discovered something new. And its rings are Rarities of all kinds, and many hobbies in the DB cavalry, but the latest discoveries the Brigade hermit.  He has been staying in a little Shanty in the woods, which it he built in the early days of the camp when Lumber was cheap, and what she has furnished to the Queens or rather, the hermit's taste. Sergeant Westin, Battalion mess sergeant of the 3D battalion, attached The 9th Company,

Is the man and he has been retiring to the woods each evening after supper. Another Sergeant Weston’s peculiarities is the fact that he can make a delicious rarebit with near beer.  He rarely eats meat, leaning towards theosophy and vegetarianism. Better be careful, Sarge, they've sent men out to the base hospital for observation for less than this, and the alienist will get you if you don't look out!

            Sergeant right of the 13th company was telling his Bunky's about a certain lady friend, a schoolmarm, with him some of the boys met him in the city. They asked how old she was. “She was 18,” replied the Sergeant. “When?”  Asked one misguided private, now on kitchen police.

            Final arrangements are being made for the game between the Brooklyn Nationals and the 4th battalion. The league leaders at the Depot Brigade field, May 5.  There is accommodation for several thousand fans on Woodwards Bluff, the rise on the east side of the diamond, and the depot create extends a cordial invitation everyone to attend the game.

            under the direction of Captain Glick, the first Evo create Boxing class was held Thursday last at the Depot  Brigade Hut,  when Benny Leonard put the boys sent from the various companies through an hour strenuous boxing calisthenics,  illustrating the principal blows,  5 step &c.,  used in boxing. He had some raw material, but handle the class in a masterly way, and all the boys derived great benefit


Lil George Joins Up but Problem Arises As To Clothing and Feeding

 Giant Drafted Man Stoops Down and Hangs Clothes on the Rafters

             Now that he's in the Army it said puzzled officers as to what shall be done with George Bell, the giant Negro recruit it has just come to I didn't Upton, as the largest man caught so far in the draft net.  7 feet 11 inches is the fabled distance from the ground achieved by the crown of the tiny Lads head, and it was necessary to allow him to Cops when he was taken into the back of the headquarters company, 367th Infantry.  The boys they're dubbed him “Seven-’Leven,” not because of his adeptness with the knuckle- dusting weapons, but because of his height.

            Sergeant battle soon found his back assuming the aspect of the museum, and because of the stream of curious ex circus goers who poured into Headquarters Company, captain B. F. Norris had to proclaim a barred about the place.  Little George, on his twin beds upstairs, was indifferent to the Curiosity. He was wondering how enough cloth was to be requisitioned by the Army for uniform, and whether or not he could be fed with his accustomed rations without starving the allies.  Before coming, he was with “Chu- Chin- Chow” in New York and was drawing $65 per week. One of his fellow townsmen from Pocahontas, VA., saw him there, convey the information to the authorities and George was taking the governor's Island to await disposal.  When he set sail from Pocahontas II had no intention of evading the draft. But a show came along, so him and its opportunity, and George Went.  He has been leading the life of Riley in the show business, wearing silk underwear and all that.   His Tailoring and she expense, of course, cut into the profits.

            To outfit him is a problem. Handkerchiefs and parasols come in his size, but they are hardly the complete equipment for the Doughboy. Several shelter tens and a couple of hives from Argentina with cloth him- but scantily. His feet are a size 23 slipper.  When he retired for his first night in the army, he stooped over and hung his clothes on the rafters, and when he stretched out for bed all the cuts in the backward disarranged.

            The boys in the 3/67 hope he will proceed the regiment when it goes over the top, as he would prove adequate shelter.


Extra! Extra! This Outfit Has Its Own Daily Paper

             The depot Brigade has a newspaper, a sport sheet mostly, but a lot of one.  Its circulation is about 80 copies of, one for each Barrack building in the outfit. It goes to press in the orderly-room of the 13th company every evening after supper.  When the editor, Private Roe, sitting at the feet of one lieutenant Blakesley, A past master and Bovine art, spreads his little crop of criticism and gentle timely advice.

            The title of “Depot Brigade Daily Bugle” has been suggested as the descriptive heading by one officer, well brother Lieutenant persist in referring to the publication as “Blakesley Bovine Bunk.”  Anyhow, this effort to stimulate interest in the Brigade- Now Pronounce “brigard” activities is appreciated by those appointed to look after company and Battalion Athletics.  One of the athletic offices of a certain company in the 2D Battalion stated that if private Roe ever was transferred to his company he would get 30 days in The Jug right off the start. “Why 30 days only?”  Asked another lieutenant. “Give him life!”


Way made for baseball experts in the suburbs

             Dear Sir:  make some room, please, for the baseball team of the 152 day Depot Brigade, 17th Co., 5th Bt.

            After getting off to a poor start the baseball team of the fifth BT.  Depot Brigade has hit its stride.  It showed this by severely dropping the men from The 3d BT. On Tuesday last at Smithfield defeating them 15 - 4. Beginning with the first inning, when the men of the fifth Bt.  Got to the opposing pitcher 4/8 rounds, it was a walk over. It was a real impressive victory, in so much as the entire 5th Bt.  Led by the commanding officer and their respective officers, turned out and forced to root for their team. The men composing the lineup were as follows:

            Serg. Watts, C.; Corpl. Gowdy, p.; Private Fagan 1b; Corpl. Kelleher, Chambers ss.; Sergt. Zimmerman 1f.; Private Winkler, rf.; Private Gaffney, cf. Game umpired by Sergeant Glover.  Second game played Thursday, 17th company, 5th Battalion against 1st Battalion.

            The showing that was made by the men of the 17th company was remarkable.  Air catcher, Sergeant Watts, made a wonderful show and when he threw the ball from home plate to the second baseman, putting the runner out and causing a double play. This game was also represented by the members of the 17th company, including their Superior officers.

            Our friend Sergeant Joseph Glover, was on hand to see that everything went in good shape. It is useless to state that the 17th company was again the victors.  The score being 4-2.  This game was umpire by one of the Brigade officers.  Cheerleaders for 17th company or corporal Lichtblau, Private Greenwald and Private Leidinger.

Yours Truly, The Committee

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