Februardy 12, 1919

February 11, Vol. 2   No. 19


General Nicholson Appoints Board To Investigate Discharge Pleas Refused By Company Commander


            Applications for discharge are now to be passed upon by a permanent board of officers under an entirely new system devised by Brig. Ge. William J. Nicholson to facilitate especially the release of man with dependents.

            The features of the new plans are as follows:

  1. A board of officers composed of Lieut. Col. Harris and Maj. Carson Will pass on applications disapproved by organization commanders and brought to the commanding general’s attention.
  2. Men who are really indispensable will be provided with “understudies,” Who will take their places as soon as they have been taught the work and become an expert in it.
  3. Every man in a disputed case will be given a personal hearing by the board of officers, which will rule on each application on its individual merits.
  4. Man with dependency claims will be given priority; next will come those who have offers of good positions and can be spared or can train other man to do their work.
  5. General Nicholson will give a hearing to any man who is dissatisfied with the ruling of the board of officers.

            The New system was announced by the General in a recent address at the Y. M. C. A. Auditorium.

            “ I have established a board of officers to act on all applications for discharge disapproved by organization commanders,” he said. “We cannot help having a personal feeling in matters of that kind; if any man valuable to him as a company clerk, first sergeant, mess sergeant makes application for discharge, the company commander is very apt to say, “This man’s services cannot be spared.” I have done it myself lots of times. Now whenever an application for discharge comes up disapproved because a man is essential, that application is to go before this board of two Colonels and a Major Who have no relation with that company commander or his work— are absolutely unbiased and impartial. No application will go through without the board summoning the man and listening to his statement.

            “If he is to be retained, the question of his “understudy” will be brought up. The company commander will put a man beside him to learn his work; when the new man is satisfactory, the old one will be permitted to go.

            “There are three classes of men who apply for discharge; those who have dependents; those who have good jobs waiting for them, and those who have had political influence brought to bear to have me let them out.  No reasonable man will hesitate to say that the man who has a wife and babies at home is to go first. The next man is the one who, working here for $30 a month, has a good position offered to him on the outside. If he can be spared, he will be permitted to go. Otherwise he will stay until his company commander can put an ‘understudy’ in to learn his work.

            The General warned the men about observing discipline and being always gentlemanly in there bearing. He concluded by saying:

            “If a Man thinks the board has not treated him properly, that it has denied him any of his rights, he can come to me. I will be very glad to see him and pass my judgment. And I must tell you that my sympathies are with you men.”

            The applause shook the Y Auditorium as rarely before in its history.




            In accordance with the instructions of a war department order requesting it's observance throughout the country, Sunday was Roosevelt Day at Camp Upton. The memory of the Great American was honored by several thousand soldiers in exercises at the Y. M. C. A. Auditorium, including addresses and music.



Wounded Enjoy Party At The Camp Chapel

            No one has ever suggested that Mrs. Bayard F. Smith, wife of the sergeant, isn't the blue ribbon Camp Upton hostess, and if anyone does in the presence of any of a dozen or so wounded soldiers, “assault and battery” Will probably be the charge. Last week the Sergeant’s commanding officer, assisted by Mrs. M. Seymour, of Seagate, L. I. and Mrs. Morgan, of Indianapolis, entertained a group of gold – stripers from the base hospital at the Camp Chapel. Music and an exhibition of cartooning by “Puck,” the art editor of Trench and Camp, pleased greatly. Not, in all fairness, as greatly as what came after—a white-cloth dinner with food prepared by the hostesses. Mrs. Smith and the Camp Chapel will connive at other such affairs, it is promised.




            another record number of men to be discharged from Camp Upton, N. Y., was established last Wednesday, February 5, 1919, when approximately 1,800 men were actually discharged and left the Camp for their respective homes. Previous record numbers have been 1,700 and 1,600 respectively, made several weeks ago.

            This is the greatest number of men to receive their final releases from this Camp since the work of demobilization the men was started over two months ago. The War Department schedule calls for the discharge of 2,400 men a day. From the above figures it can be readily seen that the work of the demobilization is being speeded up to reach the required number.



Camp College Has Fine Movie Class

            Camp Upton now has a splendidly equipment and up-to-the-minute school for a moving picture operators at 309 13th Street. By a strange coincidence, The classes are being held in the building of the old machine gun school. The art of projecting pictures has taken the place of projecting bullets.

            there is a class in session every afternoon from 3 to 5 and one in the evening from 8 to 10. Instruction is free to all, and Mr. M M. Hoover, the “Y” Educational Secretary, advises every soldier Who is interested to take advantage of the instruction, because he says the United States Employment Service is receiving requests to supply motion picture operators and there seems to be a real demand for them.

            The school is so well equipped with model machine and extra parts that a New York “movie” man remarked it was about the best of its kind in the East. What is due largely to the technical knowledge and energy of J. J. Cronin, representative of the Community Moving Picture Bureau, who directs the school.




            The Central Y. M. C. A. Of Brooklyn has representatives who call to the attention of every man about to be discharged that the “Y” is offering three months full membership privileges, including the use of the employment bureau , free to

men leaving the service. All they have to do is show their honorable discharge.



Reconstruction Plan For Upton Looming Large

            Disabled and convalescent soldiers in Camp Upton are now being prepared to resume the normal activities of the lives of peace with the same painstaking thoroughness and systematic instruction that was used for a bayonet drill, rifle practice and the other arts of war.

            The work of reconstruction has been organized both at the Base Hospital and in the Convalescent Center on such an extensive scale that no man, from a non-English speaking convalescent doughboy to a crippled officer of many years’ professional training, can fail to be encouraged, sheared and benefited.

            The complete program now under way includes:

            1. The work of physically be building the badly wounded. This is done largely by eighteen Reconstruction Aides of physiotherapy at the Base Hospital.

            2. The teaching of hard work at the Base Hospital by nine Reconstruction Aideswho have specialized in Occupational Therapy.

            3. Corrective exercises for hospital cases followed by weaving on looms, manual training, automobile mechanics and other work intended to restore the injured to physical efficiency.

            4. A school with classes in stenography, typewriting, English, current events, French, Spanish, arithmetic and similar subjects at the Base Hospital.

            5. A program of daily physical exercises under watchful medical supervision to rehabilitate the men of the Convalescent Center.

            6. The general school at 12 Street and Second Avenue where many courses, ranging from sonography to moving – picture operating and mechanical drafting are being or will be taught.

            The marvels of modern reconstruction are best to be seen at the Base Hospital, where plans have been made to restore even the worst cases to a state where the men will have something to live for, will be able to feel that they are a part of the normal, everyday world and will find an adequate share of enjoyment and happiness. This work is under the active direction of Lieutenant William M Marston. Miss Meta N. Rupp is Head Aide of the occupational instructors and Miss Gertrude Healey is chief of the Physio Aides.

            When A man is recovered sufficiently to be a subject for reconstruction, Captain Thomas, the chief orthopedist, prepares a prescription which calls for massage, electrical or hydro-therapy and perhaps passive and active exercises. In some cases the man can exercise and injured arm or leg or hand himself; often it is necessary for him to have it exercised gently for him until he gains a little strength.

            The New orthopedic building a, D – five, is fed up with six specially made massage tables and 12 more are being built. Here, after the first steps are taken, the men are given carefully planned corrective exercises, similar to those used with such good effects combating the crippling action of infantile paralysis. Then various sorts of manual work are given for the same purpose. If a man cannot close his right hand properly, for instance, he may be given  manual training work.  The plane and saw handles are built out with modeling wax until they are almost large enough for him to grasp. He make the effort to hold them and thus  gradually learns to close his hand.

            Weaving, with its use of treadles, the throwing of the shuttle, and similar motions, is particularly excellent for providing that sort of exercise.  Eight or ten looms will be provided for use at the hospital. Auto mechanics will also be taught and other trades.  When men have got that far along, they will be about ready for discharge.

            To help the men make the first steps in this work of reconstruction, the Occupational Aides will teach all sorts of handwork and art – crafts. Much of the instruction will be given right at the bedside of patients not sufficiently recovered to move about.

            in order to lay foundation for treating each case properly, Miss Rupp and her age made a complete survey to discover just what each man's occupation had been, his education, his inclination in regard to his future work and all other data that might aid in deciding what should be done to restore him to a maximum of mental and physical efficiency. The teaching of handwork to the wounded is not so much with the idea that there will be a source of livelihood in it as to bring back a manual dexterity and arouse a renewed interest in life.  The work is curative in many cases and help us both in keeping the men occupied and in limbering up their muscles.

            Just what is to be done by the Occupational  Aides was indicated in a unique and exceedingly interesting exhibition arranged by them last week in their building, formerly Ward K-12.  They showed there examples of just the handicrafts that the men will be tight – basketry, simple weaving, wood-carving, book –binding, hammered metal work, modeling, wood – block printing, netting and cord-work, toy-making, tooled-leather. In this exhibition, of course, The articles showed expert craftsmanship and original and charming designs – work that would command high prices in New York. It is expected, however, that the wounded men will soon produce handiwork of almost equal value. It is planned to give an extensive exhibition of their products at that time.

            Part of the building will be converted into a shop for metal and wood work and other occupations which would be too noisy for the wards. The larger part of the instruction, however, will be given at the bedside of the patients.

            Men who have lost their right hands will be taught various crafts with their left until they are as skillful as they were before they were wounded, and other injuries will be compensated for as much as possible in the same manner.

            With Miss Rupp in charge, the work in the Occupational Therapy is being conducted by the following Aides: Miss Dorothy Adrianne, Miss Katherine Conklin, Miss Ruth Rogers, Miss Sallie Puleston, Miss Alice Brady, Miss Bernice Elliot and Mrs. Francis Rickey, Miss Healey, who has charge of physiotherapy, is assisted by Head Aides Stevens and Atherton.

            The hospital school is being organized by Serg’t Marke with the assistance of Miss Sallie Puleston, Miss Ruth Rogers and other Aides.  The welfare organizations in camp provide teachers for stenography, arithmetic and various commercial subjects; Miss Puleston teaches English and typewriting and is the director of the school.

            The English class is divided into four sections, English for foreigners, Elementary English, business English and current events. The last subject is introduced to keep the patients in touch with general affairs and to maintain their interest in the outside world. The hospital printing office, run by Prts. Ferguson and Mozee, also stands ready to teach men elementary typesetting.

            An ample store of craft materials and other supplies has been laid in and Corp’l Jack Stangler has his hands full learning the difference between raffia and ash splint, tempera colors

and modeling wax, and other things not provided by the Quartermaster Manual. The supplies have just been bought in New York by Lieutenant Marston. 

            The most elaborate piece of work done so far by any patient at the Base Hospital was a large white table mat was a Red Cross in the center. It looks as if it were made of exquisite white and red Blossoms; in reality it is composed of 1,150 knots made of 36 threads each, cut and combed out into fluffy puff-balls.  The Matt was made by Pvt. Angelo De Vincentis, formerly of Co. “E,” 327th Infantry, who was wounded by shrapnel in the leg during Argonne fighting. He comes from a family of weavers and that explains his remarkable work.

            The physical reconstruction work at the Convalescent  Center is being done under the direction of Athletic Director Mike Ryan.  He started last week by giving a class of 200 such exercises as would build up their strength and suppleness and limber up affected parts.

            About twenty-five of the men have crutches and cans. They are given special instruction and exercise a leg or an arm, Increasing the motion every day.  Some of the boys, wounded in the leg, could hardly respond at all to the command, “Knee upward bend,” but the stiffness or away gradually and they are constantly getting better.

            Six or eight medical officers watch the man all the time, particularly the gas and hard cases, so that there is no danger of fatigue or overstrain. The men do a little double time to warm up with, then set up exercises and after that it is mostly games.

            “This system of exercising is limbering the boys up in great shape,” said Director Ryan. “Not only does it to their body is good, but their minds; it gives them confidence and courage. A lot of their trouble now is mental. They have been petted a great deal and told to keep quiet and rest and all that. But now they are to go out into life and must get over thinking of their injuries. I tell them often that the quicker they regain their strength, the sooner they will be discharged. They are taking hold of the work well and the improvement is noticeable.”



Soldier Must Wear Only Issued Uniform When He Receives His Discharge

            Discharged soldiers will not be permitted to wear uniforms made by civilian or other tailors. If they continue in uniform after demobilization, they must wear only regulation issues.

            The War Department has published the following orders governing the uniform question:

            “Present law authorizes A discharged officer or soldier to wear his uniform from the place of discharge to his home, within three months of the date of his discharge from the service. Thereafter the officer may wear his uniform only upon occasions at ceremony.

            “The enlisted man must return his uniform within four months of the date of discharge, but can wear it only as stated above.

            “An act is now before Congress which, if past, will authorize any listed man to keep the uniform which they are permitted to wear home, and see where that particular uniform only, provided some distinctive mark or insignia, to be issued by the War Department, shall be worn.

            “It will thus be clearly seen that neither under existing or proposed law will A discharged soldier be permitted to wear uniforms made by civilian or other tailors. They May legally where only the particular uniform which they have been permitted to retain.

            “Commanding officers at camps, posts and stations will give the widest publicity to this information among the soldiers of their commands. No person will be permitted to solicit orders for, or deliver uniforms to soldiers about to be discharged. Persons or concerns persisting in selling uniforms to such soldiers, after having been warned not to do so, will not be permitted to come on or do business on the reservation.”



Many Returned Men Get Papers Of Citizenship

            The opportunity Uncle Sam offers his unnaturalized nephews to become citizens quickly and with a minimum of red tape is being taken by scores of men just returned from overseas. Last week, according to Captain Elliot S. Benedict, A record sitting of the naturalization court was held. Papers of citizenship were given to 345 by Justice Platt, who was the presiding officer. There was one ex-German in the outfit. The rest by countries were: Italy, 122; Russia, 84; Great Britain, 53; Canada, 27; Greece, 16; Turkey, 13; Sweden, 11; Norway, 5; Austria, 5; Roumania, 4; Denmark, 2; Portugal, 1, and Spain, 1.

            Soldiers not naturalized who have been over and served the country express the feeling that citizenship in the land they have helped defend is the natural and inevitable thing. They have flocked to the naturalization bureau ever since December 21, when the first casuals began to arrive from France. With large organizations now coming in it is believed by officers that the work of the court will increase. Sessions are to be held every two weeks. Lieutenant Roscoe F. Rupp is the naturalization officer.

            By taking advantage of the army plan for naturalizing, hey man saves himself the five years which the process requires in civil life, infinite trouble and much expense. It’s a very simple affair here, requiring two witnesses to attest loyalty and appearing before the board.



Utilities Winning Large Place As A Crew Of Athletes

                                   By Serg’t A. Ferrari

            The wonderful showing made by the Utilities in the boxing tournament and the easy way in which their basketball team is cleaning up everything up in and out of camp, has given the boys read double the enthusiasm for Athletics. The splendid record is largely due to the immense interest Lieut. Starin, Lieut. Doudera and Lieut. Sholar take in their men’s welfare. They KNOW athletics.

            The terrific pace set by Lieut. Sholar, Serg’ts Sliek and Schroeder in the daily 3 and 4 mile cross-country hikes is fast developing the Utility inside workers into QUICK and TIRELESS should they be so inclined, after their discharge from this man’s army.  The other day Serg’t Weiskopf protested vigorously but in vain because he thought Serg’t Sliek set too mad a pace  for the rookie walkers, 20 in all. Fifteen finished 3 miles in 39 minutes, Serg’ts Kapff and Donnecker limped in 3 minutes later with their tongues out and gasping for breath. Corp’l Gormerly and Prvt. Armordorsky dropped on the way and were picked up by some kind chauffeur in an automobile. The dizzy pace was too much for their indoor systems. Serg’t Taussig finished tired, and swore—“NEVER AGAIN!” and will devote his spare time to his basketball team.

            Lieut. Lowe explained that this cross-country hiking is good for the birds that breathe the indoor atmosphere during the day—and night.

            In the big Liberty Theatre boxing tournament Prvt. Rosenblum, Utilities, was too shifty for Corp’l Douglass, of Camp Mills. The Corporal carried some fat around his midsection.

            Serg’t Weismier, Utilities (160-pound class), convinced Corp’l Shuck, of Camp Mills, that he (the Sergeant) could hit like a stubborn mule.  They fought like two infuriated tigers and the house went wild.  Lieut. Sholar yelled until he strained his voice to a thin whisper. Lieut. Starin’s face was a picture of happiness, and Lieut. Lowe roared with delight—when Weismier dropped the Jersey lad had hard and won the decision.



Soldiers Should Be Soldiers As Long As They Wear Uniforms

            commanding officers at several camps are drawing attention to the lack of military courtesy and negligence of military regulations shown by their man, particularly those who have received honorable discharges and are allowed, by order of the War Department, to wear their uniforms after leaving the service.

            Maj. Gen. De Rosey C. Cabell, Commander of the Southern Department, is one of those who have had the subject brought forcibly to their notice and he has issued a memorandum to all organization commanders. He expresses the hope that “discharged soldiers will appreciate the slouchiness of dress, and laxity of military courtesy while still in uniform not only reflects discredit upon the individual and the organization of which he was formally a member, but upon the whole military establishment.”

            Maj. Gen. Cabell adds:

            “Complaints are reaching these headquarters regarding lack of military courtesy, negligence regarding uniform regulations, such as wearing Red Cross sweaters outside, overcoats unbuttoned, etc.  all this is no doubt due to the thoughtlessness upon the part of the individuals.

            “While it may not be obligatory upon soldiers, after discharge, to salute officers, yet as long as the soldier is wearing the uniform of his country, furnished by his government, it should be a matter of pride for him to do so.”

            Gen. Cabell hits the nail on the head, and his warning, or rather, man to man, friendly suggestion to discharge man is most timely. American soldiers have exalted the American uniform until a man has a right to thank God that he was privileged to wear it. When he salutes an officer The just charged man is in a fact paying tribute to himself and the glory of himself and his fellows, in and out of the Service.  As an honorably discharged soldier, and saluting he is nearly paying respect to the uniform which he is still proud to wear and in which his family and friends are proud to see him.

            The same goes for following The uniform regulation after discharge. The man who neglects it for no other reason than that he is out of the Army has begun to lose his own pride and to lower himself in the eyes of the world.



Overseas Unit Had Reported Last To General Nicholson

            Arriving here recently from the front, the 102nd Trench Mortar Battery found that the commander of Upton is the same man to whom they last reported for action—Brig. Gen. William J. Nicholson. The General was commanding the 157th Infantry Brigade of 79th Division and the 102nd T. M. B. Was giving support to that unit. Their commanding officer, Capt. Chas. Pearson, reported his command to Gen. Nicholson in a dugout and there the two had lunch together.

            The Organization was composed of seventy-four men and four officers when it arrived at Upton, the rest of the one hundred and one in the organization being with the Army of Occupation.  It was formerly Troop I, of Buffalo. Serg’t Robert B, Adams tells of meeting his brother three times at the front.  He is Lieut. John M. Adams, A bomber in the 9th Aero Squadron. The Sergeant was driving annual truck on a road back of Verdun when the truck was overturned and block traffic. An automobile with four officers drove up and one of the officers began to heap reproaches on the Sarge for blocking traffic. Adams looked— and sought in the rebukes another Adams, his brother. They met on two other occasions.



Casuals Are Now Permitted To Wear Shoulder Insignia

            Casual officers and men from overseas me now where the shoulder insignia of their division, just as if they had never been separated from it. This rescinds a previous War Department order which forbade the wearing of such emblems by casuals.

            The Morale Officers how's this and many other camps protested against the first regulation because it seemed to them unfair that man wounded in action and returned, often partially disabled, to this country for discharge, could not have the honor of wearing the colors of the division with which they had gone into action. The new ruling is as follows:

            “Officers and enlisted man returning from France as casuals for the purpose of a discharge will be permitted to wear insignia indicating the tactical division, army corps or army with which they served overseas.  This applies not only to those who are to be immediately discharged but also to those retained in hospitals pending discharge.

            “Officers and enlisted men returning as casual is not for discharge but for active duty in this country will be required to remove such insignia.”



John, Fourteen Months A Buck, Measured for Chevs

            Jack Kelley, T. and C.’s great old artist, has always then modest and every little thing. Now, it's his blushing self- abnegation that refuses to except salutes from the troops, although John is an officer.

            His corps’ chevs have come—and he is. They were a perfect fit and were made to order.

            John’s rise is phenomenal. He entered the service fourteen months ago. It is understood by his friends that he has been offered pretty good things with the Peruvian and other armies, but refused to jump his contract with the US forces. Trench and Camp has always felt that the corporals abilities which sooner or later force him to leave the fourth. The two little stripes prove it.  Ah, there, John!  He is not the sort who will be unkind to the Men Under Him.


“Miss Blue Eyes,” Happiest Of All, Here This Week

            The Liberty Theatre offers for the good things. “Miss Blue Eyes” is first time in a Government theatre known as “The Happiest of All the musical comedy success, “Miss Musical Comedies,” and contains Blue Eyes,” Monday, Tuesday and laugh after laugh and tuneful music Wednesday, February 10, 11, and 12. If the show succeeds here as it is sure to, the entire circuit of Liberty theatres will be booked. Lieut. Gilson as usual is first in on the galore. A carload of beautiful scenic and electrical effects is carried and the engagement here promises to be one of the most successful this season. —Adv.




            Another promotion of seventy-five men in the Camp Personnel Adjutant’s Detachment was recently made. Many of the men to receive higher ratings have been in camp a year or so, during which time they have been at work in the various departments of the Personnel Office. This is the largest list of promotions since January 15.

            The following promotions, effective February 1, were announced:

            To be Regimental Sergeants Major: Bn. Sergts. Maj. J. Siegrist, .Max Reich, Harry A. Gimler, J. C. Kobre, J. S. O’Brien and G. B. Austin.

            To be Battalion Sergeants Major: Sergts. F. McLaughlin, J. V. Kline, G. L. Spence, Prvt. 1st Cl. H. Wallebstein, Sgt. J. P. Reilly, B. Schulhaus and 1st Cl. Pvt. T. W. Gilbert.

            To be Sergeants: Pvts. 1st Cl. F. Nasser, Edwin Hock, Cpl. Otto Schmidt, Pvt. C. E. Martin,Cpls. H. S. Ash, W. H. Meyers, Pvt. 1st Cls. T. Schonour, Cpl. John R. Russell, Pvt. 1st Cls. M. Schmuckler, Gilbert Clark, Pvt. James McGill, Cpl. Harold A. Nelson and Cpl. C. J. Hoffman, Pvts. 1st Cl. H. J. Maass and Paul Hayes, Cpl. William S. Daubney and Cpl. N. H. Fillebrown.

            To be Corporals:  Pvt. Jack Kelly, 1st Cl. Pvt. Raymond Richter, Pvt. J. R. Smith, Pvts. 1st Cl. M. I. Davis, C. Gambolatt, Philip Ahearn, J. F. Lender, Joseph Reynolds, Pvt. T. F. Smith, Pvt. 1st Cl. Michael Taylor, Pvt. Charles R. Keiser, 1st Cl. Pvt. Andrew E. Ehrler, Harold E. Duffy, Pvt. 1st Cl. G. W. Cole and J. B. Ulrich, Pvts. Fred Klintberg and G. L. Shaughnessy, Pvt. 1st Cl.  H. N. Bregstein, Pvt. H. O. Cady, J. A. Canniff, 1st Cl. Pvt. A. H. Lucas and T. D. Flaherty.

            To be Privates 1st Class:  J. T. Splattered, L. M. Rosen, M. A. Sachs, L. R. De Mont, C. Stevens, B. Goldstein, F. E. Hanlon, J. W. Davis, J. Shulkin, Charles Peet, T. E. Hathway, Joseph Lonardo, Ralph Markowitz, P. P. Decker, H. E. Starke, A. J. Meeks, A. Robertson, V. Skopra, R. C. Howard, R. Somerville, J. C. Hogan, J. Duffy, C. W. Christie, E. J. Miller, H. N. Bentley, W. H. Kelley, J. E. Anderson and J. W. Hammond.




1750 A Day Is New Discharge Record

            A New record for the number of men to be mastered out of the service from this camp in a single day was reached last Thursday, January 30, 1919 when 1700 men were actually discharged and over 250 men were transferred to other camps for the purpose of demobilization.

            The previous record—1,600 men a day, including those discharged and transferred, was established about ten days ago.

            The men in the Personnel Adjutant’s Detachment are working hard to reach the War Department’s maximum schedule, which calls for the discharge of 2,400 men a day.

            A Great deal of credit for the record number of Maddie to leave this cantonment must be given to Capt. C. Grant Frick, in charge of the Transportation Section of the Personnel Office, and his staff of efficient workers.



Holding the Camp Sport Pivot

            Last week’s boxing feast was the biggest thing in boxing ever staged at camp Upton. All the bouts were good, and the Upton boxers showed the results of the training they have been undergoing during the week preceding the fight. Lewis had a good man to meet in Kid Carter, who is a boxer of the heavy- hitting rather than the clever type.  The bout  was a good one, however, with Lewis always superior, and showing rare speed and cleverness.



            Why not a basketball league for the camp? It need not be a permanent affair, but to meet the transient condition of the different organizations it could be a monthly illumination series, points being awarded to the teams winning the most games, points to be totaled at the end of the season. Last year there was good competition, and the real league did not form until the middle of February.




            The Litt Cup is waiting to be one by the best basketball team in camp. This cop is a trophy to be held by the winner until some other organization lips it. It has not been up for competition since the 77th division was here. Strictly speaking, the last championship team was Lieut. Corley’s Fire Company Baseball Team, who should be holders of the cup.





            The Utilities won the first game with an outside team. There are a number of teams on the island looking for basketball games. The War Camp Community Service was instrumental in getting in number of games for the Upton baseball teams, and managers of camp basketball teams should get in touch with Matt Urie, War Camp Community Service Club, Main Street, Patchogue, L. I.



            Mike Ryan Will enter a strong team from Upton in the Meadowbrook A. C. games. He is out after track and cross-country men. With Larry Scutter, late U. of P. sprinter and middle-distance runner. Lieut. Jack Dunn, Baltimore College hundred-yard man, and several other good sprinters still in camp, the Uptonians should do something in the 440 relay. It is rather a pity that Mike Ryan’s present capacity as athletic instructor and recent job coach brand him as a professional athlete. He is still a good distance man, and in his present condition might surprise a few of the present champs.




            The Base Hospital five create a strong game against Co. 2, 42nd Infantry, and won easily. The floor work of the infantry Waze was good, although they played on the ball too much, and have two little. The shooting of the pill rollers was exceptionally good, McCloy, Hornstein and Marko dropping in some exceptional shots with horseshoes all over them.

            McCloy was the most prolific scorer. He scored seven baskets from the floor in spite of the fact that he was well guarded all through the game. Fouls were frequent, fifteen being called on the home side and ten on the visitors, the visitors scoring eight of their twelve points from fouls. Summary:


Base Hospital (31)                          42nd Inf., Co. B (12)






            Substitutes:  Adams for Pohl; Askey for Coughlin; Stulty for Karey. Goals from field:  McCloy, 7; Hornstein, 4; Marko, 3; Corton, Witmer.  Goals from foul; Corton, 4; Pohl, 3; Witmer, Hornstein, 3. Referee: Peck.  Timekeeper:  Kahn.  Scorer: Estey.




            Medals commemorating the part their boys played in the war have been designed by the welfare association of the 304th Field Artillery and will be given relatives and friends of man in the regiment who died in service. The 304th was part of the 77th division and trained at Upton.



Sergeant Ash Camp Chess Champion

            The Chess tournament at the J. W. B. building to establish the championship of the Camp was brought to a close with Serg’t Henry Ash, a member of the Camp Personnel Adjutant's Detachment , defeated private Mason, of the Headquarters Co. of the 42nd Infantry, winning one and a half out of two games. Private Mason was the winner of the second prize, while Pvt. Hurley, of the Camp Personnel Adjutant's Detachment, won third prize.

            Following is the official score:

                                                     Won   Drew   Lost   Score

Serg’t Henry Ash………………….18       2           0       19

                              1st Prize

Pvt. Wm. Mason…………………..17      2            1       18

                              2nd Prize

Pvt. E. Hurley………………………16      2            2       17

                              3rd Prize

            Out of 20 games played by Serg't Ash during the Camp Championship won 18, while two games were drawn. Serg't Ash was the only one to draw against Mr. Charles Jaffe, who played simultaneously games here while at the opening of the chess meeting. The Sergeant has been playing chess for the last three years and has played in various parts of this and other foreign countries. While living in Panama the Sergeant played for the championship for the Atlantic side of the Isthmus, which is held every year between teams representing the Pacific and Atlantic sides.



Headquarters, 42nd, Takes Over D Outfit on Floor

            Headquarters Co., 42nd Infantry, beat Co. D in a fast game at Y Hut 37. Chorost, of the Headquarters team, was the best forward on the floor. Headquarters played great team-work. Co. D was scrappy on the floor and weak on shooting. Summary:

Headquarters  (30)                     Company D  (7)






            Substitutes:  Bean for Herbert; Jerguner for Bean; Walsh for Manini.   Goals from field:  Chorost, 7; Herbert, 4; Bean, 3; Horn, Moore.  Goals from foul: Chorost, 2; Matamore, 2; Gechell.  Timekeeper: MacDonald.    Referee: Lieut. Hembree.   Scorer: Bischoff.




            Headquarters Co., 42nd Infantry, had a close game with Company C at Y Hut 36. Coughlin, who only played in the first half, scored three baskets for the losers, and played a fast game. Chorost and Champlain were conspicuous for the winners. Score:

Headquarters  (16)                       Company C  (12)

Chorost………………….R. F…………..Coughlin

Champlain………………L. F………………Jahn

Pierson…. ………………C………………..Carton

Herbert…………………..R. G…………..Higgins

Boyce……………………L. G…………….Asher

            Substitutes: Svatba for Boyce; Askey for Coughlin.  Goals from field: Chorost, 3; Champlain, 3; Coughlin, 3; Jahn, 2; Pierson, Herbert, Carton. Several fouls missed. Referee: Kraetzer. Timekeeper: Stroh. Scorer: Serg't Ben
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