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July 22, 1918

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TRI-COLOR RUN UP IN PRESENCE OF 20,000 ROOKIES

Many Patriotic Exercises in Camp Observance of Bastille Day.

 

Rookies were given a chance to feel the thrill of being a part of the international army of freedom on Bastille Day, when exercises commemorating the French holiday were held here. Twenty thousand troops were massed on the south slope of headquarters hill and were addressed by Gen. Bell, whose friendship for the French is exceedingly warm, especially since his recent three months stay in France. The soldiers stood at attention while two bands together played "Marseillaise" and the tri-color of France was run up on a flag pole slightly lower than the camp one on the hill.

In the afternoon patriotic exercises were held in the Y.M.C.A. huts, K. of C. buildings and Jewish Welfare Board Headquarters. Brown Landone, recently returned from Y.M>C.A. service in France, spoke, and a musical programme was presented under Red Triangle auspices by artists of the American Lyric Society, brought here by Adolf Hegeman. They were francesca Marni, soprano; Cella Schiller, pianist; Marguerite Atkinson, mezzo-soprano; Rudolph Bowers, violinist; Gustave Freeman, dramatic tenor; Marie Margolis and Samuel Margolis accompanists.

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Sergeant Major Has After War Labor Solution

 

A year ago Battalion Sergeant Major Eugene Greenhut, by his own frank confession was a hardened pacifist. To-day he is as ardent and zealous a member of the National Army as can be found anywhere and has entered the Central Officers' Training School at Camp Lee. Attached to Cantonment Headquarters, Greenhut performed varied duties for the camp during the last few months as an enlisted man, and his conversion from the half-baked condition of pacifism was the fruit of his labors and contacts as a soldier here.

Not being the unimaginative type of man, the Sergeant Major while an enlisted man prepared a thoroughly scientific treatise which offered a solution of labor problems after the war. Formation of an army for agricultural restoration was the heart of the plan. By it, men to the number of 100,000 would re-enlist for five years after discharge from military service, and this army would be subdivided into regular brigades and divisions, whose work would be cooperative agricultural work. The same ranks and pays as in the army would prevail, except that officers would be appointed for their knowledge of crop raising, marketing, distribution and profits.

Sergt. Major Greenhut's proposals were received by the Adjutant General's Office in Washington, through military channels, and were also sent to some of the leading Americans in various walks of life. Repilies complimenting him on the breadth and insight of his work were received from Otto T. Bannard, John J. Burke, of the Catholic World. Kenyon L. Butterfield, Senator William M. Calder, Cleveland H. Dodge, Henry W. De Forest, Coleman du Pont, Walter E. Edge, Harrington Emerson, Stuyvesant Fish, J.B. Frelinghuysen, Frank T. Goodnow, Myron T. Herrick, Marcus H. Holcomb, Sam S. Lewisohn, G.H. Perkins, John D. Rockefeller jr., Lawrence Y. Sherman, Samuel Rea, Atlee Pomerene, Mortimer R. Schiff, Felix M. Warburg, Frank A. Vanderip, John. W. Weeks, Henry A. Wise Wood and others.

 

150 Upton Enlisted Men to Study for Caduceus at Lee

List Includes Many who Have Been Soldiers few Weeks.

 

For the third time enlisted men who came to Upton not many weeks ago as rookies have been selected to study for "Lieutenants" bars. There were 150 successful applicants for the fifth or central officer’s training school, and the fortunate ones have left for Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va., to enter the infantry section. Among those selected, nearly all of whom were New Yorkers, were Sergeants Major, Sergeants, Corporals, privates, a bugler and a mechanic. The list follows, with the unit from which the appointment was made:

Hq. 1st Bn. 152 D.B.-Bn. Sergt. Major Maximilian R. Schneck; Hq. Det. 1st Bn. 152 D.B-Corpl. Joseph S. Bosch; 1st Co. 152 D.B.-Sergt. John Bayer jr., Private Samuel Shafer; 2d Co. 152 D.B-Corpl. George J. Roper, Private John A. Cahill, Private James Devine; 3d Co. 152 D.B-Sergt. Robert Blattner, Private Joseph P. Sexton, Sergt. John B. Roche, Private Robert F. Milde jr.; 4th Co. 152 D.B-Sergt. Thomas P. O'Hara, Corpl. John B. Matthews, Corpl. Christopher C. Shayne; Hq. 2d Bn. 152 D.B- Wagoner Charles D. Byington, Sergt. William L. Peters; 6th Co. 152 D.B.- Sergt. John A. Werner; 7th Co. 152 D.B.-Sergt. Herman Lorence, Sergt. August Schaefer, Sergt. Dwight L. Perry, Sergt. Raymond W. Sheldon; 8th Co. 152 D.B.-Sergt. George J. Farrell, Private Joseph F. Kelly, Private Edward W. Ames, Private Herbert J. Brown; Hq. Det. 3d Bn. 152 D.B.- Corpl. William E. Corcoran; 9th Co. 152 D.B.-Sergt. Irving Grossman, Corpl. Lloyd M. Herold, Private Joseph C. Kennelty; 10th Co. 152 D.B.-Corpl. Richard Ward jr., Private Leo J. Cooney, Bugler James M. Baker jr., Private Michael F. Sullivan; 11th Co. 152 D.B.- Sergt. Henry L. Hunt, Sergt. Carl A. Kammerer, Sergt. Wm. F. Williams, Corpl. Arthur S. Brown; 12th Co., 152 D.B.- Sergt. karl A. Kropesch, Corpl. Ray S. Lowndes, Sergt. Wm. Lucea. 13th Co., 152 D.B.-Corpl. James R. Murphy, Corpl. James S. Riley, Sgt. Paul T. Wright, Sgt. Burl Parson. 15th Co., 152 D.B.-Sgt. Ben Heil, sgt. Stanley F. Harrison. 16th Co., 152 D.B.-Sgt. Sanford G. Poole, Sgt. Joseph R. Gregory, Corpl. Edward L. Stern. Hq., 5th Bn., 152 D.B.-Corpl. Charles R. Post, Corpl. Harry A. Wehrman. 17th Co., 152 D.B.-Sgt. Arthur H. Goodman. 18th Co., 152 D.B.-Sgt. John J. Nolan, Sgt. Sant J. La Placa; 19th Co., Hq. Det., 5th Bn., 152 D.B.-Pvt. Joseph Palmquist. 21st Co., 152 D.B.- Corpl. C.W. Caverno, Sgt. Lester C. Crandall, Sgt. Salvatore D'Avanzo, Corpl. Gustav H. Engstrom. 22d Co., 152 D.B.-Pft. Henry R. Herman, Pvt. Walter E. Macklin, Pvt. Cleveland Waller, Pvt. George L. Waugh. 23d Co., 152 D.B.- Corpl. Percy W. Ellis. 24th Co., 152 D.B.-Sgt. Alexander Pfaff. 25th Co., 152 D.B.- Sgt. John A. Kiley, Sgt. Chas R. Bull, Corpl. Frank Gilfillan. 26th Co., 152 D.B.-Corpl. Benj. E. Marks, Sgt. Wm. G. Kingsley, Pvt. Luther A. Reed. 27th Co., 152 D.B.-Corpl. Maurice Tuttle jr., Corpl. Victor Roebuck. 28th Co., 152 D.B.-Sgt. Wm. J. Fitzpatrick, Sgt. Adlai L. Ferguson, Corpl. Edwin R. McCormick, Corpl. Ralph McC. Denny. Hq., 8th Bn., 152 D.B.-Bn. Sgt. Maj. Henry W. McWhorter, 29th Co., 152 D.B.-Corpl. Harold E. Dempsey, Sgt. Ralph J. Dube, Corpl. Sidney C. Schoenlank, Corpl. James D. Smith. 30th Co., 152 D.B.-Sgt. Geo. L. Hobron, Pvt. Jackson Gallup, Sgt. Frank Ed. Johnson, Sgt. John J. Reirdon. 31st Co., 152 D.B.- Sgt. Wm. F. Oxford, Corpl. Theo. Hohl, Pvt. Henry A. Holthan. 32d Co., 152 D.B.-Corpl. Geo. W. Hanley, Pvt. Herman G. Treiss, Sgt. Jospeh P. Perez. Hq., 9th Bn., 152 D.B.- Sgt. Francis M. McNamara, Corpl. Henry A. Ditmann. 33d Co., 152 D.B.- Corpl. Moses M. Elkins, Pvt. Wm. McPherson, Pvt. Walter H. Couchman. 34th Co., D.H.- Sgt. Henry C. Schrenk, Corpl. Chas. W. Davies, Corpl. Geo. W. Cramp, Corpl. Gordon E. Gaines. 35th Co., 152 D.B.- Sgt. Thos. F. Ryan, Corpl. John G. Adler, Sgt. Chas. W. Harris, Sgt. James W. Wenz. 36th Co., 152 D.B- Sgt. Frank Kohout, Sgt. Jas. W. Snedden jr., Corpl. Fred'k W. Dunphy, Corpl. Edwin J. Lawley. 37th Co., 152 D.B.- Pvt. Clarence B. Eastwood. 39th Co., 152 D.B- Sgt. Daniel A. Kelly, Corpl. Jas. A. Gaffney, Corpl. Philip J. Beerson. 40th Co., 152 D.B.- Harrison Board, Corpl. Carl T. Reynolds, Corpl. Chas. G. Schaefer. 42d Co., 152 D.B- Sgt. Harold L. Kern. 43d Co., 152 D.B.- Pvt. Milton M. Parker. Hq., 12th Bn., 152 D.B.-Bn. Sgt.Maj. Walter G. Zorn, Sgt. Maj. Jos. W. Ashton, Sgt. John J. Sheridan. 49th Co., 152 D.B- Pvt. Gilbert W. Gabriel, Corpl. Bernard F. Maguire, Corpl. Wm. H. Regan, Pvt. Royden B. Tomlins, Corpl. Claudius F. McIntyre, Sgt. Herman J. Minderman. 46th Co., 152 D.B- Sgt. Carl H. Peteron, Sgt. Clifford H. Shorpe, Corpl. Otto A. Bumiller. 47th Co., 152 D.B- Pvt. Carl H. Ney, Pvt. Vincent J. Cahill, Corpl. Wm. H. Schmidt. 48th Co., 152 D.B.- Sgt. Israel Stempel. 50th Co., 152 D.B- Pvt. Arthur H. Glock. Co. B, 1st Dev. Bn., 152 D.B- Sgt. John H. Berman. Co. K, 3d Dev. Bn., 152 D.B-Mess Sgt. Julius Dolboff. Co. I, 3d Dev. Bn., 152 D.B.-Pvt. Nicholas J. Ruggiero, Pvt. Saverio Bongiorno. Hq. Co., 152 D.B.- Pvt. Chas. D. Chalphin, Pvt. Frank B. Crayne, Pvt. Egil Gahrsen. Adj. Det., 152 D.B.-Bn. Sgt. Maj. Eugene Greenhut. Camp Utilities Det.-Sgt. Edwin H. Deming. Camp Quartermaster Det.-Sgt. Wm. E. Lightcap. 104th Ordnance Depot Co.-Sgt. Emanuel Megida.

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TWO HUNDRED, INCLUDING 16 "WOMEN" START REHEARSALS ON BERLIN'S "KISS ME, SERGEANT"

Zenith of Soldier Shows Reached by Revue to Be Given at Century in the Fall-Officials of Camp in Full Accord.

 

A theatrical venture is well launched in camp which will make soldier history as important dramatically as the capture of Berlin will morally, socially, politically, internationally and so forth. This venture itself is a Berlin capture. Sergt. Irving Berlin being credited with a double play unassisted. Biff Bang on first. You Know Me Al on second and one out.

 

Upton-Written and Upton-Played.

 

Which is to say that "Kiss Me, Sergeant," a soldier revue extraordinary and an olive drab extravaganza unprecedented has entered rehearsal. It is Upton-made Upton-written, Upton-composed, and will be an Upton-played, Upton-produced Broadway success. The Century Theatre has been secured for its bringing out, and the opening of the fall theatrical season will see its lights shining on Central Park West. It is Irving Berlin from start to finish. The music, book and lyrics are his, and into the production are going all his multiple connections with leading theatrical people, his spirit, vim and varied abilities. Headquarters Hill has recognized the importance of the contribution which the show will make, and has officialized it by appointing committees of officers to co-operate in every possible way.

 

Special Theatrical Detail.

 

The 200 men who will take part have been created into a permanent detail and will be held in camp until after the show. They will be quartered in a special barrack, where the fires of genius may burn without fear of quenching from the unwashed and unlettered. Private WIll H. Smith of the Cantonment Headquarters Detachment, who brought out Sergt. Berlin's "Stop! Look! Listen!: and all the Gus Hill revues, is the producer. In a few days he and Berlin will pick the eighteen principals.

Sixteen soldier men will don skirts for the show, and it is predicted they will compose a beauty chorus to give Flo Ziegfeld the jealousy stabs of his career.

There are two acts and ten scenes in "Kiss Me, Sergeant." A big minstrel with double ends opens the show. There is a court martial scene, a scene from the hostess house, dancing ensembles, girl scenes and innumerable Berlin specialties of rare catchiness. The songs are among the best Berlin has written. "Some Day I'm Going to Murder the Bugler" is one already familiar to Upton soldiers. "Kiss Me, Sergeant" is a sure fire success, and there are others. Nothing will be spread to make the costumes and scenery equal to the biggest Winter Garden success in the annals of Broadway.

 

"LOVE AMONG THE RUINS."

 

So runs the title of a bit of poetry, which might be well employed by Private and Mrs. Meade Truax as a motto for their new home. Private and Mrs. Truax were until they visited the ashes of the Camp Chapel recently Private Meade Traux and Miss Inez N. Pramer. There they were married by the Rev. Paul F. Heckel, Lutheran chaplain attached to the Base Hospital. Mrs. Truax is lately of Riverhead. They were married in the parlor of the chapel, still blackened and smoked from the recent fire.

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PERSONALITIES FROM OVER THE CANTONMENT

 

Private G.F. Terpenning has been made a Sergeant in the 10th Company, 152d Depot Brigade.

Private Lloyd N. Herold, 10th Company, has been promoted to Sergeant.

Corpl. Loney M. Oppenhelm, 11th Company, has been made a Sergeant.

Private Arthur M. Brown, 11th Company, has been made a Corporal.

Private Henry L. Hunt, 11th Company, has been made a Corporal.

Private Harry E. Ilgen, 11th Company, has been made a Corporal.

Private Robert A. Ormiston, 11th Company, has been made a Corporal.

First Lieut. F.M. Harshberg, has been assigned to the Depot Brigade.

First Lieut. James D. Smith, Depot Brigade, has been assigned to the 4th Battalion.

First Lieut. Charles Monahan, Depot Brigade, has been assigned to the 8th Battalion.

Private W.F. Williams, 11th Company, has been made a Corporal.

First Lieut. Neal Barnes, Depot Brigade, has been assigned to the 2d Battalion.

First Lieut. Arnold E. Heeter, Depot Brigade, has been assigned to the 4th Battalion.

Corp. Stanley K. Zimmer, 9th Company, has been made a Sergeant.

Corp. H.J. Chisholm, 10th Company, has been made a Sergeant.

First Lieut. Clyde H. Miller, Depot Brigade, has been assigned to the 10th Battalion.

First Lieut. Page H. Crain, Depot Brigade, has been assigned to the 9th Battalion.

Corp. Reuben H. Smith has been made a Sergeant. He is with the 10th Company.

Dan J. O'Neal has been made a first class private.

Marino Snello, 10th Company, has been made a first class private.

Second Lieut. N.R. Croker has been attached to the 2d Battalion.

Second Lieut. Frank E. Day has been attached to the 2d Battalion.

Corp. D.E. Sickels has been promoted to Sergeant. He is with the 5th Company, 152d Depot Brigade.

Private W.J. Donaldson, 5th Company, has been made a Corporal.

Private Samuel Martin, 5th Company, has been made a Corporal.

Private Oscar Olsen, 5th Company has been made a Corporal.

Private W.F. Wehn, 6th Company, has been made a Corporal.

Private Carto Caput, 6th Company, has been made a Corporal.

Private Meyer Goldman, 6th Company, is now on special duty.

Private J.W. Massa, 6th Company is now on special duty.

Private A. Althem, 6th Company, is now on special duty.

Private Eric Duelk, 6th Company, is now on special duty.

Private H. Arthur, 5th Company, is now on special duty.

First Lieut. Edwin P. Christopherson, Depot Brigade, has been assigned to the 10th Battalion.

First Lieut. R.H. Thomasson, Depot Brigade, has been assigned to the 5th Battalion.

Martin Loef, Tenth Company, has been made a 1st class private.

Private E.H. Bergheind, Tenth Company, has been made a Corporal.

Private V.A. Henderson, 10th Company, has been made a Corporal.

First Lieut. Robert W. Rathke, Depot Brigade, has been assigned to the 6th Battalion.

First Lieut. Ernest E. Baird, Depot Brigade, has been assigned to the Third Battalion.

Captain Roy E. Nostetter has been assigned to the 2nd Battalion.

First Lieut. Edward alstead has been assigned to the 3rd Battalion.

First Lieut. Walter H. Bosworth has been assigned to the 4th Battalion.

First Lieut. Carl T. Bechtold has been assigned to the 4th Battalion.

First Lieut. John M. Brown has been assigned to the 4th Battalion.

First Lieut. William Coleman has been assigned to the 3rd Battalion.

First Lieut. John M. Croft has been assigned to the 3rd Battalion.

Private Lesley Fairfax Naulty, 4th Company, has been transferred to the Ordnance Department.

Private Eugene Davis, 26th Company, has been placed on special duty at Cantonment headquarters.

 

SIX AUTOMOBILE LOADS OF STAGE TALENT CHARM HUGE CROWD IN Y AUD.

 

Wednesday night was a large one at the Y Auditorium when the 8th Battalion brought down a big time vaudeville. Corpl. Maurice M. Clark was the announcer for the acts, which were rounded up and brought down by his father, Peter S. Clark of Richmond Hill. Six big autos full of girls and a truckload of trunks advertised the fact that something was on deck at Camp Upton and the crowd that jammed the auditorium was certainly not disappointed.

The programme opened with an overture by the orchestra loaned by Dan Cassel, the popular Liberty Theatre orchestra leader, with Private William Conway at the piano. Following this introduction the well known contralto, Mamie Mitchell sang, and after several encores the house was darkened and Hills and Emerson, the big time comedians, entertained. Sam Levy was next on the programme, and with Private Hugh Clarke, his partner brought down the house with Irving Berlin's new hit, "Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning." Zella Rambeau was the next star to shine. And then Joe Woods's Mimic World-with its comedians, its twenty-six pretty girls and their artistic costumes-well, for an hour and a half they certainly put across a show that the boys will remember for some time. The auditorium was packed to the door.

 

PERSONNEL OFFICE, READY FOR NEW ONES

New Plan Mustering In Is Followed by Signing Insurance.

 

Extensive alterations and improvements in the personnel office, just being completed, will give that highly efficient organization opportunity when the new increment is in to even better the wonderful records made with the last drafted men. A thousand men a day were then put through all the complicated paper forms necessary in induction.

An innovation with the last increment was the signing up of men for their insurance immediately after mustering in, instead of having them irregularly taken care of, as by the older plan. New men have sixty days in which to take out insurance. Most o them have taken out close to the maximum. By the new arrangement they pass from the mustering office into a large room, where fifty insurance clerks definitely settle the insurance matter. Success is indicated by the fact that $9,000 was the average policy. Ten thousand is the maximum.

 

Many Knuckle-Dusters Shake Mean Fist at Big Swatfest

Chocolate soldiers Star in Art of Handing out "Sets of Five"-Color Line is Obliterated-Bruisers Stir Spectators to High Pitch.

 

The first snappy bout in recent athletic events at the Y Auditorium was between two colored lads, Richardson and Gray, who went a brace of two-minute rounds. It was a good imitation of the old-time rooster fight, both men wading into each other from gong to gong. The bout finally ended in a draw.

Bout No. 2 on the bill was between two more chocolate boys, Cobbs and Keith, who also scrapped and made the feathers fly in a couple of two-minute rounds. While Keith danced and pranced all around the arena, Cobbs posed just a regular Mercury and strong man. Every time he wiggled his shoulders bloodshot came into his eyes and out shit his left lunch-hook, wich now and then connected with Keith. For science, the laurels must go to Cobbs.

The third mitt-fest was between two heavy, rotund, built-for-heavy-work chocolate drops. If Young Black wades  into the Huns as he sailed into Allen, we may look forward to finding a heavy casualty list among the Germans. For endurance Black certainly was a bear, for he kept chasing Allen around the ring for forty-five seconds at a stretch. For side-stepping, the trophy must go to Allen, for if he hadn't side-stepped he might now be on his way to eternity. The laurels went to the darkest-named end.

The fourth bout was between George Asche of Philadelphia, a white boy, against a colored lad named "New York Joe Gans." The bout went a pair of two-minute rounds. This bout was a little one-sided, inasmuch as the only time that Joe connected was when George wasn't looking. Both men weighed in around 1180 lbs. and when the foot-race started, with Joe Gans in the lead, it shook every rafter in the building.

The fifth bout was a real snappy, scientific bout between Young Eddie and "Panama Joe Gans." It was easy to follow this match, inasmuch as Young Eddie was the only white man in the ring. This bout went so fast at times that William Kraetzer, the referee, had trouble locating the dancers. The bout finally ended in a draw.

The pillow fight, which opened the programme, was one long round of fun, juding from the lightning speed at which some of the persons from the South flew off the pole. Some of the lads didn't know whether they were coming or going.

The seventh bout of the evening was a novelty stunt called "No Man's Land." This was a real battle between representatives of the 1st Battalion, namely, Dillane, Giordano and Schwartz, and representatives from the 2d Battalion, 8th Company, Sergt. Carroll, Private Coyle and Sergt. Lund. The bout went three minutes. For 180 seconds fists and legs and arms flew around so fast that at times members of the same team were swatting each other galore. It was a good thing that the battle lasted only three minutes, for about that time five out of the six were beginning to look as though they needed first-aid treatment. It finally ended with the 2d Battalion having two men on the platform at the sound of the gong.

The last bout of the evening was a real up-to-date prize fight between Corpl. Yankee Brandt of the 34th Company and Johnnie Salzberg of the 2d Company, 1st Battalion. This bout went four two-minute rounds. This scrap certainly had championship flavor to it for aggressiveness, for defensive work and for scientific give-and-take, inasmuch as both little men traveled so fast. Having no judges, the referee, Capt. Frank Glick, could do no other than declare same a draw. After the last gong the multitude of Yanks left the auditorium feeling they had witnessed one of the finest programmes of the season.

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SOLDIERS JAM BUILDING FOR THESE STUNT NIGHTS.

 

The stunt night conducted by Irving Osbourne at the Y Hut, corner Second Avenue and Seventh Street, are jamming the building to the rafters. Every one is called on. The last time Osborne broke loose there was a programme something as follows: Hammer throw, won by Wm. Gordon, 38th Company, 10th Battalion; 100-yard walk, won by Charles Keilling, Company A. Provost Guard; blanket fight, won by F. Blair, Company C, Provost Guard; sword fight, won by Burio, 23d Company, 6th Battalion; sword fight, also won by W. Gordon. 38th Company, 10th Battalion; two-round boxing bout to a draw between D. Smith Company C, and Dranchak, Company D, Provost Guard; wrestling bout in which Steinbach, Provost Guard, threw W. Gordon, while Gordon in another go matted Lopez, 40th Company; Dave Smith proved the best dog eater; D. Adelman, being a regular doughboy, had no trouble finding nickels in pail of flour; 90th Battalion Casual Department, beat picked teams from the military police and 10th Battalion, the winning team being Resigna, Banfield, Walters, Brown, Wood and Ingraham; cage ball participated in by most every one.

 

TOW BACHELORS AT BASE DISCOVERED IN THE ROLE OF "UNCONSCIOUS BRIDEGROOMS"

Strange Cases Are Those of Dunn and Slattery-Latter Up and Marries.

 

From the Base Hospital.

It's pretty hard for a man to be married without knowing about it-without having be consulted at all. That's the situation which confronted two members of the Medical Detachment at the Base Hospital, who discovered recently that they were regarded as "unconscious bridegrooms."

Private Jimmie Dunn was the first man to make known that he had been roped, thrown and tethered without having to pay the usual initiation fee to a clergyman, or to put on his army spats for the ceremony. He was summoned to the Detachment Office and shown a paper by Lieut. Hector J. McNelle on which a lady asserted that Jimmie had forgotten the trifle of making her an allotment, although they were in a state of married bliss. Jimmie looked anything but in a state bliss.

"Well, how about it?" asked Lieut. McNelle, who was looking after the troubles of married couples and gaining enough material to run a "Hints to the Lovelorn" column.

Jimmie gave Lieut. Mcnelle to understand it was the one thing he'd ever been positive about in his life. Though the woman signed herself on her application as "mrs. James J. Duna jr.," which was Jimmies correct name, he swore up and down and sideways he didn't know her.

Jimmie declared he had never been to the street address which she gave in Philadelphia, and he was certain he never walked in his sleep. He defied any one in the country to convince him he was married. After every one had become satisfied there had been a mistake or else Jimmie had been wedded without his consent, it was decided to grant him the full investigation he courted to determine whether Jimmie was a bachelor, a benedict or just a plain goat.

The other man who was represented to have undergone a painless marriage was Sergt. Theodore F. Slattery. His mother wrote to him that she'd heard he'd been hitched, and asked why she hadn't been invited to the party. Sergt. Slattery knew that mothers are naturally curious in such matters. But in this case he suspected some one had him a Romeo without his authority.

Sergt. Slattery let it be known distinctly to his mother and the other millions over the globe who follow his career day by day that he was not married, though he'd had any number of offers. Then on his next pass, just to prove that he wasn't he went and got married, for all the world to see and throw old shoes.

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Sergt. Charley Batstone, President of the Charles E. Batstone Association at the hospital and the ranking wag of Company A, reports that he is transplanting the drill ground from the Administration Building to the barracks, inch by inch. Charley explains that he and his aids, consisting of all the non-commissioned privates in Company A, accomplish this great engineering feat by getting as much dust as possible on their clothes while drilling on the Campus Martius. Then, on returning to the "lawn" before the barracks, they brush off the layers. The only trouble Sergt. Charley finds is that the men will persist in shedding the dirt unevenly, which makes the new parade ground lumpy.

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Private Sidney Ottenheimer, who beats up a typewriter in the Detachment Office daily, heard recently that there was a chance for a bright young man to act as escort to a body going to Corning, N.Y. Private Ottenheimer scurried out of the office and after consulting all those fountains of wisdom, the room orderlies, found that Corning was right near Tarrytown, only a few miles up the Hudson, and also discovered at practically the same moment that he had relatives living at Tarrytown. So he put in a bid for the commission as escort and was made official emissary when he represented that he could do the escorting and at the same time pay off some social debts at Tarrytown.

After taking the body to its destination Ottenheimer came back to Upton by way of Buffalo. He denies, however, that there is anything to the report that on his next trip to Patchogue he intends to return by way of San Francisco.

 

Shapiro, Mind Phenom, Would Make Good K.P.

Should Be Able to estimate with Ease Prunes and Beans.

 

It's hard  to tell just where Jacob Shapiro's mental talent's would do the army the greatest service. He is the lightning calculator of headquarters hill, at present in the statistical department. Recently he gave an exhibition of his mental talents to a group of officers. he added a big column of figures four wide in four seconds, told the number of books in a shelf just by glancing at them, gave the number of matches dumped on a table from a box and achieved other feats.

Whether he should be used to watch over kitchen police and estimate the correct number of beans and prunes given each man or should be employed in the supply room to do away with all figuring is a problem.

Before enlistment, Shapiro was an efficiency engineer, working in new York and Chicago. He could tell just by casually once-overing a broken down business what made it break down and what was necessary to invigorate it.

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COMPANY I WINS FIELD MEET STAGED BY THIRD DEVELOPMENT BATTALION

 

The first of a series of field meets was held on Thursday evening on the new athletic field of the Third Development Battalion and was a complete success. The meet was closely contested and was not decided until the last event, which was the mile relay.

The features of the meet were the high jumping Blisset of Company M and Langhan of Company K and the running of Queeries of Company K in the mile relay, in which he came from behind and made up forty yards in his quarter mile.

Blisset of Company M was high scorer, with ten points to his credit, winning both the century and the high jump. Bryner of Company I and Walker of Company K each scored eight points, Bryner winning the mile run with ease.

The new sawdust pits were said by the jumpers to be the best in camp and contributed materially to the height and distance of the jumps.

The officials were:

Referee and Starter- C.H. Blaschoff.

Field Judge-Lieut. Lloyd Thomas. Timer- Mr. Henckel.

Judges at Finish- Lieuts. C. Hall and G. Corrouthers.

Judges of Field Events- Lieuts. Milo Bennett and Bidgood.

Clerk of Course- Mr. B.R. Weld.

The Summary follows:

100-Yard Dash-Won by Blisset, Co. M; Goines, Co. I, second, and Boye, Co. I, third.

220-Yard Dash- Won by Walker, Co. K; Bryner, Co. I, second, and Geer, third.

440-Yard Run- Won by Pegrann, Co. M; Walker, Co. K, second, and Miller, Co. I, third.

One-Mile Run- Won by Bryner, Co. I; Queeries, Co. K, second, and Tweedy, Co. I, third.

Broad Jump- Won by Gorman, Truly second and Christmas third.

High Jump-Won by Blisset, Co. M; Langhan, Co. K, second, and McMann, Co. K, and Boye, Co. I, tied for third.

Shot Put- Won by Jackman, Co. K; Huesman, Co. I, second, and Coleman, Co. I, third.

One Mile Relay- Won by Company M, Company K second and Company I third.

Totals- Company I, 25 points; Company K. 22 points; Company M, 20 points, Company L, 5 points.

 

UP-TO-DATE INTELLIGENCE FROM THE CAMP BOOK CENTRE

Roosevelt Makes Presentation of Books "Best for Soldiers."

 

Theodore Roosevelt has presented to Camp Upton Library copies of three books-"Our Mutual Friend," "The Antiquary" and "Guy Mannering." All these teach "both manliness and decency," he says, and "The Antiquary" and "Guy Mannering" are "best for soldiers."

They contain this facsimile card:

"To the men who are going overseas to fight for the honor and interest of America and all mankind, and who thereby make all other Americans forever their debtors."

"Theodore Roosevelt."

Freight congestion or embargo has delayed the receipt of these copies from Teddy. In the mean time the camp library can supply other copies of the same works.

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The following extract form a letter from Major W.C. Gotshall to Major Gen. Bell is of interest:

"Recently there was sent to me a splendid piece of fiction in the form of a book entitled "The Passport Invisible," based on the present war. The story is remarkable for its charming delicacy, vibrant virility, portrayal of loyal steadfastness and examples of unswerving devotion to duty, as well as for its absorbing interest, which is so intensely maintained as to make it difficult to even temporarily put the book aside until one has finished it.

"It will give me pleasure to send you ten, twenty or more copies of this book, as you may desire, with my compliments, to be placed in your camp library for the edification of your soldiers, if you look with favor on the idea and will so advise me."

The books have been recieved and are being widely read.

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Overseas Needs Cared For.

Frequent inquiry is made as to the present status of book service overseas. Over 4000,000 volumes have been shipped overseas and are available through the American Library Association headquarters in Paris and through selected libraries in the Y.M.C.A., K. of C., Red Cross, Salvation Army and similar buildings at and near the front. All transports are adequately supplied with reading matter, including both recent magazines and selected books. Every American soldier going overseas can rest assured that his book needs will be carefully looked after.

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Still Chairs for All.

"The Camp Library is yours." This motto describing the spirit that underlies all camp library work, and Camp Upton in particular, is becoming familiar to all Camp Upton men through a new and attractive poster designed especially for us by the artist, Mr. C.B. Falls, of New York City. The poster is misleading in just one particular. It might lead one to suspect that it is the custom to sit on the floor. We haven't reached that point yet. We can still promise comfortable chairs for all.

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"Without the Inconveniences."

The best characterization of the high quality of the book collections and service that has yet come to the attention of the librarian is the remark of an officer who has studied in many of the great libraries of the country. "You have," he said, "perhaps the best library for its size and purpose that exists in the United States. It is 42d Street (New York Public Library) without the inconveniences."

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Photographs From Over There.

The Newark Free Library has loaned the attractive collection of posters and illustrations now displayed on the walls and display frames of the camp library. Members of the staff of the art department were kind enough to make the trip to camp and install the collection, which includes many photographs of places "over there."

 

Jerry's Slogan.

 

Private Jerome M. Rosenbloom, 23d Company, 6th Battalion, has one ambition, which is to live up to the slogan he's set for himself. "Let's Go Get the Kaiser's Son and Crown Him with a Ten-Inch Gun!"

 

CAMP LADS GIVE NEW YORKERS A START WITH NO MAN'S LAND SCRAP

Dutch, Now Yankee, Brand, Ben and Songsters Also Function.

 

Camp Uptoners gave New York sporting fans the thrills of a lifetime the other night at Madison Square Garden when Capt. Glick put on a sextet of his braves in a no man's land fight. This form of arbitrament has become familiar to frequenters of the periodical athletic nights which Capt. Glick has co-operated in engineering. The Madison Square habitues didn't know it, and when three men each from the 1st and 2d Battalions, Depot Brigade, stepped to the ring in a negligee costume augmented by padded gloves. It was surmised whether they were to do a Grecian dance or play ring games. The sturdy brigadiers dispelled all doubt by going at each other with every tissue and nerve working. The square platform in the centre of the ring was a sort of alley, but, as is traditional, there was little resting in its shade or on its plateau. When the six young men were called from their altercations there was more satisfactory human gore in the neighborhood than one sees at a pig-sticking. Which was highly satisfactory to all the fans, who expect bloody stuff from soldiers. Dutch Brandt-or, during the period of the war, Yankee Brand- went a staunch battle with Johnny Solsberg as a further exhibition of Upton talent, and Benny Leonard was present and accounted for in a match with Willie Jackson.

Eric Dudley, camp song leader extraordinary and good fellow plenipotentiary, had a hundred of his silver throats inside the Garden and their songs went large. It was Mr. Dudley's first tour with his song birds, and they will probably flutter again if the blue bag doesn't become too epidemic.

 

"Needle" Fails to Interfere With Show Arranged by 6th Co.

Sergt. Geiger Accumulates Glory by Staging Second Performance.

 

Show No. 2, and only two weeks after No. 1 at that, was even a bigger success than No. 1. When "Doc" called on Sergt. Frederick Geiger one morning early he found him very busy. But after a minutes talk, and when he found out what "Doc's" business was, he jumped at the chance of putting on another show at "Y" 35. He immediately called in his committee and sent each one to a platoon to find out what the "boys" though of the proposition. Word was returned that they would be "on the job." Although they were all inoculated in the afternoon they were on hand early to do their bit.

We hope the rafters will hold out just a while longer, as they have been under a big strain of late. Also the "Coal Box" as the boys crowded on top of this small space to see the "Athletic Night" games and root for their company which won all the prizes. The 6th Company expects to win the baseball championship of the camp, as it has some very good players.

Now for the programme. The "Harmony Four" opened up with some of the newest pieces and after eight encores took a rest. The quartet consisted of Ahearn. Althenn, olson and Briese, accompanied on the piano by Gratz. Some quartet, too. Following, the soldiers were entertained by Orth with some recitations that had never been heard in camp before. Next on the bill was a three-round bout between Ahear and Forrester, which had plenty of snap to it. A cornet solo rendered by Schnellor, accompanied by Goodman at the piano, was the next number. Singing by the entire company followed. Kosten made Keller look like a has-been with his sleight-of-hand stunts and tricks. Some of the boys caught on ??? A very beautiful solo followed entitled "Lorraine," rendered by Gratz. Later he entertained at the piano. Orth sang the entitled "Perhaps Some Day You're Coming Back," accompanied by Goodman.

Goodman was the busiest man of the evening, as he again accompanied Schinellor, who gave an imitation of "How He Smoked His First Cigar," and he made some hit, as all the fellows remembered that very same day. The closing number was the 6th Company "Harmony Four" again which made the hut ring. The applause was heard at 3d Avenue. A special movie was arranged for which was shown in camp for the first time. Goodman was the accompanist once again.

First Sergt. Geiger and his boys made some hit as was vouched for by a number of visitors who were present from other units.

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