April 29, 1919

April 29, 1919, Vol. 2, No. 30


Officer Pals Are Ordered To France

            The announcement that Lieut. Col. Robert R. Jones, Camp executive officer and Major Harrison McAlpine, Camp inspector, are on the list of officers picked to head new American forces going abroad, is an interesting development in a friendship extending over a period of fourteen years. Col. Jones and major McAlpine met at St. John's College, Annapolis, where they roomed together, were associates on baseball and football teams and were in the same military company. When Col. Jones went into the regular army he was assigned to the 29th infantry the colonel of which was one time commander of this post, Col. J. S. Mallory. And in 1912 when Major McAlpine went into the regular army he was assigned to his old friend’s outfit, the 29th. Major McAlpine has served at Camp Jackson, S. C., and came from Camp McLellan, Anniston, Ala., to the inspectorship of this camp, on recommendation of his friend, Col. Jones, when the position here was open. Col. Jones has been executive officer of Upton for some months, coming here with Col. Mallory.

            The do you friends will leave soon for Camp Meade, where they will prepare to lead professional organizations of new recruits to France. Col. Cyrus A. Dolph, once Depot Brigade Commander here is also on the list of new overseas appointments. Colonel Dolph has seen service abroad having made over the 816th pioneer infantry (colored). He is now at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky.


Airplane And Ford In Clash

            Now, Major Michael Heaney, Camp provost marshal is wondering what will happen next to complicate his job. For instance the collision on Second Avenue near Fifth Street last week of an airplane with a Ford the traffic regulations of our populous Rues are all shot to pieces. Almost everything has figured in the calculations of the camp’s chin-strappers— everything embracing even Fords. But errant airplanes have not been regarded as a traffic menace until the fateful afternoon of last week when one swooped down on the old Engineers’ field near the station and ran amuck into Second Avenue. The proper retaliatory Device seems to be equip the camp Fords with either airplane cellars or wings.

            The car, albeit its genus was Ford, was traveling peaceably enough along Second Avenue. It was one of the roadsters used by the New York telephone company and driving it was an employee of the company. On his right was one of the fairest of the telephone operators. Perhaps she explains why the plane ran wild.

            It did, anyway. Piloting it was Lieutenant H. V. Bell, from Hazelhurst Field near Mineola. He has just returned from France. His mechanic was Corporal Nicholls. They were negotiating a landing on the drill area, but their momentum exceeded calculations and the ship after striking the ground glided toward Second Avenue. The telephone car saw it coming and tried to back away. Instead, the plane struck it amidships with its left wing. The driver of the Ford was struck in the head by the propeller and narrowly escaped serious injury. His head was severely cut as it was. The side of the automobile was crushed in and the windshield broken. The plane sustained bruises on its abdomen and a crushed wing. The pilot and ship stayed in camp until a new wing and propeller could be sent from Mineola.


Chief Of Staff Pays Camp Upton A Visit

            Upton since its babyhood had the first real long look at a genuine general last week, when the Chief of Staff of the United States Army made a visit of inspection. He is General Peyton C. March and where is the four stars of a general, a final one, not even a Lieutenant General.  The Chief of Staff's visit followed by a few days his message of congratulations to Brigadier General Nicholson on the speed of G mobilization here and his first visit after arriving in camp at eleven o’clock find motor was made to the demobilization section. General Nicholson conducted him on a tour to the most important sections of the camp, inspecting the quartermaster department, the laundry, the base hospital, the remount depot and other points.  A fire alarm was turned in at the base hospital to demonstrate to the visitor how quickly Lieut. Leo J. Evans’ lads can reach the scene of a configuration.

            General Marge lunch in the headquarters mess. Before departure, he said: “This is it extremely well organized camp and the officers and men seem to be pursuing their work with great personal interest. The administration of Gen. Nicholson is most efficient.”

            Speaking of the future of Upton, the Chief of Staff declared that it is to be a permanent post and that a board of officers is surveying it to determine the worth of the property and the price to be paid.

            Regarding officers who have applied for commissions in the regular army and the reserve Corps, Gen. March said they would be returned to civil life subject to later call. New York will continue to be the leading port of debarkation. As to the permanent army force, the General asserted that “ The army now numbers a little less than two million men, and as soon as demobilization cuts this down to somewhere near the 500,000 limit which the War Department has asked for, the work of organizing the permanent force will begin.”

            One of the nerve noteworthy things in the Chief of Staff's visit, even to the most hardened Old Inhab of Upton was the firing of the seventeen gun salute. The grand old weapon which is nailed to the top of headquarters hill did the trick neatly.


Anxious About Hound

            Trench and Camp recently received the following interesting communication. Each reader may write his own tale, especially since it's a dog paragraph.

            “Will the sergeant who I gave dog call Trixie on the train to New York March 17th please send his address to Ben L. Botsford, 34 Margaret St., Plattsburgh and state if dog is still in his possession.”



Salute Gun Helps Solemnize Service

            With the salute gun sending its booming salvos in honor of General March’s visit, A portion of the Easter service in the Camp Upton Chapel was given an impressive military touch. The gun sounded during a portion of the service. Easter’s special exercises in the Chapel were centered on the administering of the Holy Sacrament, partaken of by about two hundred soldiers, many of whom have just come back from France.

            It was an all-denomination service, members of practically every Protestant sect having a part. Those who assisted in the communion and the 4716—UPTON—ELEVEN other exercises were Chaplain McRae, Methodist Episcopal; Chaplain L. V. Hetrick, Dutch Reformed Church; S. W. Hallock, Presbyterian; George R. Morse, Protestant Episcopal; C. A. Manning, Baptist; R. B. Sinclair, Presbyterian.

            Other services were held in the Protestant faith, but the Camp Chapel was the largest and most complete. Oregon and violin music and an abundance of flowers added their touch. At the Base Hospital Y. M. C. A. a large mixed choir composed of detachment men and nurses was a feature of the service.

            Catholic masses were largely attended at the K. of C. Auditorium and the K. of C. Clubhouses, The Easter note being dominant.



Veteran Of British War Speaks Here

            A British army veteran, attired in the striking costume of his rank and branch of service, Captain Patrick J. Moran has been in camp the last few days, lecturing under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. Captain Moran what is graduated from the Royal Military Academy in 1899, was in the South African War from 1899 till 1902, the Somaliland Campaign of 1904 and the Zulu uprising of 1906. From 1907 to 1912 he was with the French Colonial Army, was a military observation officer from 1912 to 1914 and served in the British Army from 1914 till invalided from the services in 1917. During 1918 Captain Moran served in the National Service Section of the United States Shipping Board.



            Thirteen promotions have been made in two units of the Motor Transport Corps.

            In Motor Cycle Company No. 330, Sgt. Jack S. Higbie was warranted a sergeant 1st class; Pvt. 1st Cl. Nelson G. Gurney was made a sergeant; Pvt. 1st Cl. Carl E. Zemper, the company clerk, a corporal; Pvt. 1st Cl. Chas. B. Tompkins, the mechanic, a corporal; and Pvts. John A. Delehanty and Orra Farnum, drivers, privates 1st Class.

            The following promotions were made in Service Park Unit No. 381: To be sergeant 1st class, Pvt. 1st Cl. Rudolph Klostermeir; to be sergeant, Pvt. 1st Cl. Nicholas B. Cartney; to be corporals, Pvt. 1st Cl. Cameron L. Dowling, Pvt. 1st Cl. Oscar E. Johnson and Pvt. Rosario Bellafetto; to be privates 1st class, Pvt. Howard Daly and Pvt. Matthew M. Lyman.



            “Puck,” as he was anonymously and jocularly been hight Terry B's moons of service on the Yaphank sector, has gone from us, “just for a riband (scarlet chev.) to stick in his cloak,” as the Pote hath sung. His full name, now that he's out, is Corporal John T. Callahan. He has been the art ed. of T & C and fares forth to more fruitful fields, to magnetize the shekels along Park Row and Beekman Street, as of yore. Hale and Farewell, Merry Puck!


U. S. Employment Service Finds Jobs For 2,000 Men Each Day

            That the people at home are appreciative of what the soldier did during the war is exemplified by their enthusiasm in supporting the returning Soldiers and Sailors’ National Bureau for finding jobs for the jobless men in the army and navy when they are discharged.

            Owing to Congress’ failure to provide the necessary funds for the maintenance of the United States Employment Service, had it not been for the loyal support of welfare organizations, state and city municipalities, civic and trade bodies, churches and many others, the Service would have been curtailed 80 per cent and the major part of the work of finding jobs for soldiers and sailors would have had to be discontinued. So prompt and so generous, however, was the response of those interested in seeing that the returning soldier was placed in a good position that before the date when all but 56 of the 750 employment offices were slated to go, private funds were .contributed for the maintenance of more than 400 of the original 750.

            Probably the largest contribution for the maintenance of the Employment Service was that of J. P. Morgan and Company, who, on learning of the threatened curtailment the Federal  Service, authorized the Federal Director of the State of New York to draw upon it to the extent of $100,000.

            In making the contribution and expressing its willingness to assist the Service, J. P. Morgan and Company said:

            “We are impressed with the importance of the United States employment service and quite agree with you that it would be most unfortunate that the service should now be cut down, I'm going to the failure of the Deficiency Bill in the last Congress.

            “You have informed us that it must be cut down, unless you can obtain up to $100,000 between now and the first of July of this year. In order to avoid thus, we will pay at such time as you call upon us between now and July 1st, such amounts as you may need to continue the Service up to $100,000.”

            With other contributions coming from every part of the United States for the aid of the returning soldier and sailor in finding employment the work of the Federal machine for placing returning soldiers and sailors will be continued.

            In addition to the Employment Service offices throughout the country 2,000 Bureaus for returning Soldiers and Sailors have been established and it will be through the bureaus and the Service’s offices that the actual placements of soldiers will be made.

            Representatives of the Employment Service stationed in each of the demobilization camps, in the debarkation camps and on returning transports you are placing through 2,000 bureaus for returning soldiers and sailors and the 400 Employment Service offices an average of 2,000 men discharged each day.

            As the soldiers coming to the demobilization camp for discharge a record is made of each. Duplicate of each man's record who needs a job is sent to the Employment Service’s office or to one of the 2,000 bureaus and work is begun immediately to find a suitable job which the discharged soldier is qualified to fill.

            A nation-wide appeal to employers to list their vacant jobs with the Service in order that discharged fighters can be given employment is resulting in thousands of applications each week from employers anxious to give employment to the returning men to civilian life. However, the opportunities for jobs being sent in by the employers is not keeping pace with the number of men discharged who need employment and a national drive is to be made on Sunday, May 4, to employers appealing to them in behalf of the soldier and sailor who needs employment.

Four Minute Speakers will deliver the message of the Employment Service from the pulpits throughout the country on that day.

            Figures from the statistics branch, General Staff, War Department of men discharge from the Army—exclusive of the Navy—show that an average of 50,000 to 55,000 men are being discharged weekly and of this number, according to figures of the Employment Service, 30 per cent are in need of jobs when discharged from the army.

            Prior to the partial curtailment of the activities of the Employment Service an average of 100,000 placements were made each week, and of this number approximately 60 per cent were soldiers, sailors and war workers. From the date of its beginning January, 1918, to March 15, 1919, more than four million known placements were made by the Service.




            TODD, Camp Surgeon’s Office

            “How have you served Uncle Sam?”

            “How have you served yourself?”

            Are you going back to civilian life as clean, or cleaner than when you entered the United States service?

            In the Army, Uncle Sam gave you your equipment, you had to take care of that, you had to keep it clean. He taught you how to keep it clean. Now, do you think less of your body than you do of your rifle, your blanket or your hobnails? When you are in civilian like you won't have your army rifle, your army blankets, or your hobnails, but you will possess your body. Your responsibility to keep it clean, untainted by disease does not end with your putting on a sack suit and a colored necktie.

            Uncle Sam told you how to protect yourself against germs and Germ-ans, you're responsible at all times for the health of your body, to yourself, your Mother, your Father, to the world. You had to keep fit to fight for Uncle Sam, now you’ve got to keep fit to live, and you will.

            You know that social diseases are the worst in existence, that they cause more misery than any other screw social diseases are the worst in existence, that they cause more misery than any other scrouge, that you must protect yourself from them. You know that because Uncle Sam taught you, if so do you, prove to you the truth about these life destroyers, you are not going to forget.

            You know the penalty of contracting any of these diseases, though you are out of the jurisdiction of a Court-martial, you are always under the natural law of compensation, of cause-and-effect. Nature is a stern and just judge. If you run afoul of the law you, you pay, you cannot escape.

            When you get out in the old life you are going to keep within the law, or Saturday. It's up to you soldier citizen. Are you going to shirk the responsibility?

            Are you going to be one of the millions of clean ones who will wipe the blot from the country? Uncle Sam expects you to be just as clean a man in civilian life as in the Army, and you are going to be. Oh, Buddy!



            By Dope The Doughboy

            Wonder if they've selected the name for the volunteer outfit soon to go overseas. Why not call it the Tourist Corps?



            How can they hold retreat after July First? —ON TAP?



            Easter in Camp Upton, opines Mr. Hurley of the esteemed Officers’ House, might from the wind which blew a gale all day have been called Sou’Easter.—



            Bonehead, in our company, says after eating salmon and beans for a week that the mess Sarge had a staff of Can-openers not cooks.—K. P.’s OUTSIDE!


            Corp. Green claims the overseas cap should have a peek on it. He claims he musses his hair every time he tips to his fair admirers.—YOU TELL HIM!


            The K. P’s in our company had a birthday last week. That day, the Mess Sarge delivered the spuds boiled with their jackets on. The K. P.’s spent the day sharpening the peelers.—LET HIM UP!


            Buck Spiff got a forty-eight hour pass and immediately flopped into his bunk and spent his time off in the arms of Morpheus.—YOU CAN’T TOUCH ‘AT BIRD!


            A Sojer’s Hat in his Head-Quarters.—SURE!


            Flat feet don't come from being a flat-dweller.—NO!


            We know a bird who got flat feet trying to run his company with a flat head.—AND THAT’S NOT FLATTERY.


            Which goes to prove that a Top Surge does everything but spin. Yet some of them are dizzy.


            A court-martial Air: “Take the key and lock him up.”—ENCORE!


            Oftentimes when you order Squads Right you'll find the Squads Wrong. —SURE!



            Baseball pitchers discharged from the army will throw a naughty bean ball. The cooks beaned them while they were in the army.—TAKE YOUR BASE!


            If they held a dance at the Base Hospital would you call it a Base Ball?—I DUNNO.


            Speaking of cooks—the army variety—the less said the better—for the cooks. The cook is an awful thing. Judging from the dishes they serve, you'd think we were the enemy.

            Convalescent didn't like the dishes served at the Base Hospital. He prefers home plate.—SLIDE!



            What shall be done with Wilfred who is wearing his three silver stripes on the left sleeve of his new blue serge civilians?—STRIPE THREE!



            I wood of liked the Easter parade, on Upton Boulevard,” said one of our visitors Back from Bazoches, “but the colors were too few and far between. —OH D!



            We often wonder what a Sunset Gun thinks about. We bet it wishes the peace treaty would hurry up and get signed. —BOOM!



            Oscar who helps fire the gun is going over to the ocean one of these days and get some new shells. He says both of them are getting pretty Well Worn Out.




            Dumbell emptied his bed-sack the other night and had to spend the night on those nice, soft springs. He awoke in the A. M. disguised as a waffle.—THAT’S A HOT ONE!


Uptonites Parade For Victory Loan

            The battle-scarred veterans of the Yaphank sector will not be unrepresented in the New York Victory Loan parade, as a picked provisional company from the 42nd infantry which is the camp garrison regiment have left for New York, to be used as the committee sees fit until May 5th. The detachment is commanded by Captain George W Swift and is composed of men selected from Companies C, D, F and G. The Uptonites will encamp in Van Cortlandt Park during their stay in town. Which gives rise to the remark over the camp that theirs is Some Detail!


Can Send Parcels Abroad

            Of interest to men at Upton is the announcement that mail restrictions have been lifted on sending parcels to Yanks abroad. The information over the name of James Totten, adjutant general is as follows:

            “Restrictions on the mailing of parcels to the American Expeditionary Forces to Europe has been removed by the Post Office Department. The restrictions had prohibited the shipment of parcels through the mail unless accompanied by approval requests of the men in the military service for the particular article contained in the package and O. K’d by his commanding officer.

            “The restriction was removed at the request of the War Department.”





            It was Sunday and Sergeant Jones was driving a bucking, one-cylinder Ford down the streets of the old home town.

            “Ought to put Lizzie’s name on the casualty list,” called a fresh gob, who was witnessing the struggle.

            “Whatdaya mean?” Hissed the sergeant between bucks.

            “Missing in action.” —Judge.



Soldier Legislator Says “Carry On”


            Captain Albert Johnson, of the State of Washington, just discharged from the United States Military Service, has returned to his seat in Congress.

            “Our duty is not ended yet,” declared the soldier Congressman. “The real test of patriotism comes from when American citizens are asked to finish paying for the war by buying Government securities although hostilities have ceased.

            “My experience in the Army has taught me what these boys have had to go through, and since this money is to be used in bringing them home and in looking out for their welfare until they have found jobs, every citizen should support this worthy cause.

            “Every American soldier now in France, every soldier on the high seas returning to native shores, every man in the United States Army and Navy discharge or still in the service represents a distinct financial problem to be met by the United States Government.

            “Every case of unemployment represents another financial problems, these problems must be handled by the Government and through the Government by the men, women and children of the country. Our brave soldiers must be brought home. We must see that they find suitable employment. The work of rehabilitating thewounded, of bringing about economic adjustment, must be accomplished with the aid of the people.

            “The next issue of Victory Liberty Bonds must be met and every loyal citizen who has the best interest of the Republic at heart should fulfill his 1918 War Savings Stamp pledge and ‘go the limlit’ on the 1919 issue. The Government needs the help of each individual now as much as when we had award to win. There is no sacrifice involved in the purchase of War Savings Stamps and other Government securities. On the contrary, there is a distinct personal advantage.”


Protests Against “Soldiering” To Signify Loafing

            The old josh song which had the refrain to the effect that “Every Day in the Army Is Like Sunday On the Farm” has lost all point since the United States Army began to prepare to attack the Boche, and then did attack and contribute so largely to his complete defeat. For similar reasons the old verb “to soldier” has lost its significance as a synonym for loitering or dawdling on the job, and it is being resented by officers and men. The fate of the verb is a curious and interesting study for those interested in the development of language and the rise and fall of words. Attention has been brought to the subject by Lt. Col. Walter J. Buttgenbach, C. A. C., in the following timely letter to The Army and Navy Journal:

            “Don't do you think it is about time to educate some of our writers and professors that the use of the word ‘soldiering’ (in an opprobrious sense) is very unfair For instance, in an article “Two Weeks’ Extra Pay,’ Edward Alsworth Ross, Professor of Sociology in the university of Wisconsin, in The Independent, March 15, writes: ‘But since such an employee might ‘soldier’ or grow careless Justin order to get himself “fired,” the employer must have the right to escape paying him a dismal way by proving to the local board that he is soldiering.’

            “I, of course, realize that most dictionaries give us a colloquial definition of soldier as a verb: To make a pretense only of working. Is it not about time to make this obsolete, for our men are ‘soldiered’ at Chateau Thierry, and the Germans Shirley have now a definition of American soldiering that is surely more up to date.”



            By The policy of placing disabled soldiers, sailors and marines for retraining in the existing institutions of the country, it is figured that the government has been saved over $25,000,000, which is a reasonable cost had all the men in training, and to be trained, then assembled in one or two institutions provided and controlled by the federal government. By using the existing educational institutions, representing an investment of over $300,000,000, there is available for the disabled man and infinitely greater opportunity then could possibly be given to any institution inaugurated especially for this work.

            The training is now given in the best institutions of the United States ranging from Harvard and Yale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Case School of Applied Science, Columbia University, and the various land-grant colleges of the states to agricultural schools, scientific schools, and in some instances direct in the industries. There are, altogether, some 500 trades, professions, occupations, colleges, and the industries from which a choice may be made by the disabled man. He is, by no means, confined to manual trades and occupations, and the sole animating and dominating thought an object of the government, as expressed and carried out by its agent, the federal board for vocational education, is to do that thing for the disabled man which will insure him the greatest possibility for future usefulness, happiness, and contentment according to his capabilities.


Pershing Praises “Y” Work In A. E. F.

                                                                    During A recent informal tour of inspection of the Y. M. C. A. hostelries for American soldiers in Paris. General Pershing addressed the several hundred men he found in the lobby of the Hotel du Pavillion more as a father would address his sons than the commanding officer of an army would be expected to address a gathering of privates he had accidentally walked into.




     “I may not have the opportunity of meeting your boys again,” he said to them. “ I may not have the opportunity to meet your comrades in your units as you return to them, but I want you to carry back with you these messages. I appreciate the way you have fight. You have been true soldiers and brave men, and as an army officer I want you to know that my hope is that you will return to America is clean, Morley and physically as you came to France. The Y. M. C. A. and other organizations are making that possible by equipping places like this and with you now are. I know that you appreciate the Y. M. C. A. or this room would not be crowded at 4:30 in the afternoon. I want you to know that his commanding officer of the American forces I appreciate the work that is being done by the Y. M. C. A., and I hope that when you return to your unit you were carry back with you the message of that common appreciation mine and your own.

        Although Paris is a “three day leave area” into which four hundred officers and eight hundred enlisted man come daily, it is still considered somewhat of an experiment, and general Pershing has shown a great deal of interest in seeing what accommodations and amusements were available for the soldier. Paris, One must remember, is not only the gayest city on earth, again, but is the most expensive city right now, and but for the Y. M. C. A. and other agencies the average soldier could not spend the night with and her gates.

       On this particular day General Pershing  followed the track of the Doughboy  from 11 AM until 5 PM. He visited the big “Y” canteen at Longchamps in the Bois de Boulogne, where the M. P. of Paris take their time off duty, he dropped into the Hotel Rochester, which is for enlisted men, the Officers Club at 31 Avenue Montaigne and the Palais de Glace, the biggest Y. M. C. A. “hut” on the continent, where 3,000 men play daily, and 5,000 meals are served.

      At the Palais de Glacé he found a line extending from the canteen counter out to the door waiting to be served. The General went along this line of hungry men talking with them about their leave and the accommodations they were finding, shook hands with 25 Red Cross girls dining in the restaurant, and commented on the fact that in addition to the Americans there were French, British, Polish, Serbian, and Italian soldiers seated about the tables. Finally General Pershing went to the Hotel Richmond, a “Y” hostelry for officers, and thence to Hotel Pavillon, where he was not recognize until he shook hands with a “Y” girl who was standing on the steps watching the soldiers disembarking from the sight[1]  seeing buses.




            “The Crowded Hour,” a big New York dramatic success with Jane Cowl and large company was presented to camp playgoers at the Liberty Theatre Easter Sunday night. This is the first in a series of Broadway players which will be brought here to bear out the reputation of Camp Upton as First in the Providing of Non-such Entertainment to its Soldier Guests. Special trucks were sent into town to bring out the entire set of scenery and effects and the complete wardrobe, taking the lumber to Brooklyn Monday, where Miss Cowl began an engagement. New York to Brooklyn via Camp Upton—change at Ronkonkoma!



            A recent memorandum received at camp headquarters from Washington has created a considerable stir among camp officers. It announces that selections for overseas duty will soon be made from officers who are either in the regular service or have applied for it. A number of Upton officers have signified their intention of becoming applicants for the jobs in the A. E. F.



            Trench and Camp continues to receive data from overseas men here, I'm missing body is listed in The Port of Missing Men. One of the cases last week concerned Private Cyril Newman whose relatives have been inquiring of him for several months. A former pal of his in F. S. U. 592, Mechanic John J Green, what is in camp with U. S. A. A. S. 552, and saw Newman's name in the list of missing. He came immediately to the office of Trench and Camp and reported that Newman was last seen in for Jo in April and from late advises is alive and well. The information was communicated to Newman's relatives by Trench and Camp.

            Any person knowing the whereabouts of Private William G. Baum, Company E, 148th infantry, please write to Mrs. M Baum, 568 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY

            Cpl. Clarence E. Keene, M. S. T. 414, A. E. F. Has not been heard from during the past three months. Never reported wounded or sick . Inquiry from Mrs. A. Keene, 455 McDougal St., Detroit, MI. Mrs. Keene would like anyone having relatives with this outfit, who has heard from Naum recently to communicate with her so she may learn their present station.

            Pvt. William E Regan, Co. G, 18th Int., 1st Div., A. E. F. Last letter from him written September 1, 1918. Officially reported missing in action between October 4. an October 11.  No further information has ever been received. Inquiry from Mrs. Marshall J. Langell, sister, marine city, Michigan, R. F. D. No. 2.

            Pvt. Philip Gonin, Co. B, 16th Inf.,85th Div., A. E. F. Last heard from you in September 1918. Officially reported wanted on October 9. No word has been received since that time. Inquiry from Mrs. Arthur Gonin, mother, 474 Vermont Avenue, Detroit, Michigan

            Pvt. Alvin Leroy (Roy) Henry, Co. G, 58th Inf., 4th Div., A. E. F. Last heard from directly July 6, 1918. Reported missing in action July 18; back on duty August 2. Your forwarding missing in action second time October 7. Inquiry from Mrs. Sylvia Stoner, 139 Abbott St., Detroit, MI

            Pvt. Martin Belo, Co. C, 1st Eng., A. E. F. Inquiry from D. Van Dam, 268 Van Dyke Ave., Detroit, MI.

            Pvt. William T Stewart, Unit 2, C. A. C., Fort Screven, GA., placed in Sept. Auto Repl. Draft and sailed from Camp Merrit, Sept. 23, 1918. Was on the Ontranto that collided with convoy Calshmier on Oct. 6. Heard indirectly that an officer picked up his body on October 7. Have had no further information. Inquiry from Mrs. William Stewart, mother, 42 Wyandotte St., E. Windsor, Ont., Canada.

            Pvt. Harry D. Lane, Provisional Ambulance, Co. I, last heard from on his arrival overseas, May 16, 1918. Inquiry from Mrs. Elizabeth Lane, 916 25th St., Detroit, MI.

            Pvt. Sam Sarke, 119th F. A., Bat. D. Last heard from all of November 5. Inquiry from Miss Anna Jacobson, 412 Phillip Ave., Detroit, MI.

            Pvt. Okey Jones, Co. L, 11th Reg., U. S. M., A. E. F. Not heard from him since October 1. Mother Mrs. R. P. Jones, 38 Horton Ave., Detroit, MI.

            Pvt. Ira A. Yake, 137th Co., U. S. M. C. Officially reported missing in action October 10, 1918. Letter from former schoolmate of Yake says he was seen in Champagne sector and morning of October 10 and 75th Co. Inquiry from Mrs. Albert Yake, mother Box 87, Lexington, Mich.

            Pvt. Harold W Jones, Co. A, 4th Inf., A. E. F. Officially reported want to September 8, 1918. Later reported as Dad October 21. News from his captain conflicts with the last report. Inquiry from Mrs. S. H.  Ferguson, sister, 498 Atkinson Ave., Detroit, MI.

            Pvt. Geo. W. Knowles, 401st Supply Co., A. E. F. Inquiry from Detroit War Camp Community Service, Farewell Building, Detroit, Mich.

            Pvt. Howard S. Leonhardt, Co. B, 11th Machine Gun Battalion. Last heard from in a letter written August 27, 1918. Officially reported slightly wanted on September 29. Sergeant in Co. B write that Leonhardt had not been with this company since one day September 29. This letter written February 19, 1919. Inquiry from F. B. Leonhardt, father, Florida, Ohio.

            Samuel Holmes Bedell, Co. L, 18th Inf., 4th squad of 1st platoon under Lieut. Roe. Reported missing in action October 4. Communicate with Catherine Bedell, 91 a Somers St., Brooklyn, NY.

            Pvt. Harry J Campbell, Co. C, 146th Inf., 37th Div., serial number 1746807. Has not been heard from since September. Communicate with Mrs. Margaret A. Campbell, 29 Essex Street, New York.

            Thomas F. Ford, Battery F, 336th Field Artillery, 87th Division. Went overseas in July  and has not been heard from since. Communicate with his anxious mother, Mrs. M. A. Ford, 5 Linden St., Newark, NJ.

            Pvt. William Goadby, Battery B, 108th Field Artillery. Has not been heard from since last April, when he left Camp Hancock for overseas. Communicate with Mrs. Mollie Corkran, 6100 Market Steet, West Philadelphia, PA.

            Corporal Edward Gallagher, 4th Reg. Inf. Headquarters Co., 3d Division. Reported missing October 12 but was known to have been alive on October 15, but has not been with his regimen since that date. The regiment was at Montfalcon, one mile north of Verdun. Right to Mrs. John M. Gallagher, Wayne, PA.

            Pvt. John Hayes, Co. C, 5th Ammunition Train— later transferred to Co. A. Military Police, 5th Division, A. E. F. Has not been heard from since March 18, 1918. Information requested by his cousin, Mrs. J Clark, 92 Jefferson St., Newark, NJ.

            Wagoner Aloysius B. Anderson, Supply Co., 15th Field Artillery, A. E. F. Has not been a hard from for several months. He was gassed in October and taken to a hospital, but since then nothing has been heard of him. Inquiry from his sister, Mrs. Jennie Boucher, 118 N. Wildy Street, Philadelphia, PA.

            Sgt. Joseph Ingram, Battery A, 350th Field Artillery. Was last heard from in November, 1918. In December a friend wrote that Sergeant Ingram was in a hospital. Communicate with his mother, Mrs. Hanna and ground, 80 Green St., Newark, NJ.

            Sgt. William H Montgomery, 11th Company, Third Air Service Mechanics, A. E. F. No letter since November, 1918. Inquiry from Miss Ethel Gronce, 116 Ninth Avenue, Newark, NJ.

            Pvt. Frank Kowalski, Co. B, 18th Infantry. What is the moon did in July and again in September, 1918. Has not been a heard from in over seven months. His mother, Mrs. Anna Kowalski, of 145 Sherman Ave., Trenton, NJ, requests information concerning him.

            Pvt. John J. Cameron, Co. F. 163d Infantry. Last address given was A. E. F., France, A. P. O. 727. Inquiry from Mr. Charles P McDonough, R. F. D., Fair View Park, Trenton, NJ.

            Corp. Harold Weeden, Co. D, 113th Infantry, 29th Division. Miss Mabel Brady, 321 18th Ave., Newark, NJ, would welcome information concerning Corp. Weeden, who has not written in six months.

            William Corcoran, Co. D, 304th Infantry, later transferred to Co. G, 58th infantry. Has not been heard from since July 4, 1918. Communicate with Mrs. Charles Kelley, 1720 Johnston St., Philadelphia, PA.



Athletics Developing Muscle And Pep Among Members Of U. S. Forces Abroad

                               By E. A. BATCHELOR

            What is putting the “pep” into the American Army of Occupation? Athletics certainly are helping. How? By raising the morale and muscle of the American fighters. In one unit and in one week, 6835 soldiers participated in athletic sports. They had 36,275 spectators, meaning that for every six soldier spectators there was one soldier participant. Better record than baseball or football has in the U. S. A., ne c’est pas?

            How did the sports rank in popularity among the soldiers? Volleyball came first. Baseball was second. Boxing was on the lamb. Track and field sports were just out of the money. Basketball was fifth. Indoor baseball, soccer, rugby, tennis, etc., were in the ruck.

            Athletics surely are putting muscle and “pep” into the young men  who must handle the rifles, artillery, grenades, spades and other implements of warfare. Besides this, there is the high morale generated by tingling high spirits and good health which blesses the well-exercised body.

            Contrast the figures above with a World Series baseball game, where 43,000 spectators watch 18 men contest, or a Yake-Harvard football game, where the Yale “bowl” held 70,000 fans while 22 men struggled to uphold the supremacy of Old Eli and John Harvard. Contrast it with a boxing championship match where a “gate” of upward of $100,000 witnessed a bout between two men. Consider the greater advantage, the wider-spread benefit of sports involving one contestant to every six spectators.

            The figures are furnished by the YMCA one of the organizations which assumed the responsibility of spreading mass athletics among as many of our soldiers as it would respond to the opportunity. The YMCA was the pioneer to make “ every one” get into the game. When the K. of C. went into overseas work, one of its first acts was to purchase and ship tons of athletic equipment. Up to the present  the “Y” has provided hundreds of athletic directors recruited from the foremost athletes of the earlier generations and tons of sporting paraphernalia. The K. of C. starting a little later, is developing a similar program. Directors use every art to get the backward, the shy, the non-athletic soldier into the games for the good of his body and his morale, a tremendous aid to the winning of the war. The “Y” and K. of C. men seek to enlist the greatest number of nine in sports rather than to develop a small team of crack athletes.

            The figures, based on the activities of one unit, so the results. They were taken in a comparatively small region and were selected at random. Baseball engaged the attention of 1,423 men of this region in a week. The games were witnessed by 12,000 men, which would be considered a very good weekly attendance for a minor league club, and as many spectators as a big league team in the second division often draws in seven days. See prices here is a proportion of players to spectators is 1 to 10, while in league baseball it would be 1 to 400, figuring 30 players as the average number appearing weekly on the diamond.

            Volleyball, probably the most popular game for the soldiers, engaged 1,605 players with a large gallery. Boxing right there in popularity, with 1,027 men participating, while 9,000 soldiers looking on. Compare that one to nine average with a big fist fight crowds viewing the efforts of two men. Tennis exercised 227 men, while 805 participated in track and field sports. Basketball engaged 793 soldiers, while indoor baseball, soccer and rugby football worked the muscles and minds of hundreds.



            There were some fast bouts at the “Y” Auditorium last week, all exhibition affairs. O’Toole, Burns and Rocco worked hard, each man taking on two opponents.

            In the first bout “Tootsie” O’Toole shaded Sgt. Barnett in three fast rounds. O’Toole gave his man a lot of weight, and was there with a strong come-back every time, scoring repeatedly with hooks to the body, and a straight left to the jaw.

            The second bout was a slugging match from the first bell. Private Nelson, an overseas man, and Young Rocco, of the 42nd Inf. fought at 155 ponds, Nelson was a bear for punishment, and countered strongly every time Rocco got his left jab in. Rocco used a right and left hook to the head to advantage, but the bout was even all the way.

            O’Toole and Burns boxed a clever exhibition. Burns had a lot of weight over O’Toole, but the camp featherweight champ showed rare speed and earned a lot of applause.

            Burns and Rocco went to if for six rounds. Burns weighed 140 and Rocco 155, and there was no decision. Burns has developed a wicked kick in either mitt, and he twice toppled Rocco over, once with a straight left to the body, and again with a right uppercut to the head. Rocco scored frequently with a left jab and followed up with a well timed right hook to head and body.



Doughboy Medicoes Outstick Casuals

            The medical corps of the 42nd infantry added another baseball victory to its string, defeating last week the overseas casuals of the 69th infantry, 11 to 8. The 42nd medicoes have an aggregation of former New England school stars, including McLaughlin, former all-prep star of Greater Boston, at second base; O’Loughlin, at the backstop post, a former Lowell H. S. man; Dullea, twirler, an ex-Lynn Classical star; Perkins, at first, who formerly played for Ipswich; Carney, at short, who once startled the fans in the New England league with his adroitness; McMahon, third sacker, who was a western college expert, and in the outfield Gavin, Nugent and Campbell, who have made names in eastern high school circles.

            The lineup of the latest victory was:

Med. Dept., 42d Inf.                                           69th Inf. Casuals

Nugent…………R. F.                                           King………....R. F.

McMahon……..…3B                                          Shea……….….2B

O’Loughlin…………C                                         Parks………….SS

McLaughlin……….2B                                         Larson…………C

Campbell………….CF                                        Smith……….…1B

Perkins…………….1B                                        Cyle……………CF

Gavin………………LF                                         Forrest………...LF

Carney…………….SS                                         McLean……….3B

Dullea……………….P                                         Young…………..P

                                    Umpire: Sam Lanford

            Lt. Whitney, former Tufts College player, is coaching the       

                                   Score by Innings

Med. Dept.  …..4  2  0  0  0  3  0  2  0—11

69th Inf………...0  0  0  2  1  2  1  0  2—8



                       By G. A. P.

            The possibilities of Upton making any big efforts to have a representative camp baseball team are very remote, according to Mr. Cassidy, manager. There is ample material for a team, but at this stage of the game it is doubtful if the men could be kept together as a team for any length of time. There are several good teams in camp, however, and in the event of a big game being staged with an outside team it will be an easy matter to pick a nine that will make the best of ‘me go all the way.




            Last year the twilight league started rather late in the season, and the competition in this league was limited to teams representing the different groups, there being about four battalions to a group. Mr. Cassidy will open the league to any good team this year, company or battalion teams all having an equal chance. The Dental Infirmary has a good nine, while the 42nd Infantry can place several times in the field, and judging from their form in the last few games, the Base Hospital should develop into a fairly good aggregation with a little more practice.




            With the return of the 77th Division there will be a boom in sports all over the camp. About this time a year ago the N. Y. C. A. staged their last athletic meet at Upton, and it was a great success from the point of view of numbers entered, over a thousand men participating.

            Mike Ryan is still working on his track team, and is about the finest all-around track coach Upton ever knew. Mike is a big timer, has had ample experience as a runner, has represented America twice in the Olympics, and knows as much about training as any man in the game. Some enterprising school should get hold of Mike before he goes back to New England.




Remount Wants Games

            Last baseball season, the Remount Depot had one of the speediest aggregations in camp and they're back on the turf again this year, keen for their comrades’ blood, although peace is virtually here. The Remount challenges any ball team in camp to games on the Mule-masters’ diamond. The manager, Charles Ascher can be reached at Hdqs., 302nd Aux. Remount Depot, Telephone Extension No. 1





            Another batch of old-time members of the Camp Personnel Adjutant's Detachment were discharged last week: Bn. Sgt. Major Harry Wallenstein, Bn. Sgt. Major Joseph V. Kline, Pvt. 1/C Melville Simon, Paul E. W. Raad, Charles O. McKeon, J. W. Bruiggaman and Reg. Serg't. Major George P. Austin.

            Ernest B. Southard, Albert J. Gauer, Lipman K. Baer, George Hilland and Carl J. Loveland have been appointed Army Field Clerks and assigned to duty in the Personnel Office.




42nd Doughboys Worst Pill Men

            The strong 42nd Infantry nine beat the Base team on its own lot by a score of 2 to 1. Loose playing on the part of the pill-rollers accounted for their defeat. Gallagher only allowing one single in the whole game. FitzMaurice pitched for the Base in the first, striking two out and walking four, forcing Champlin home for the first run, Gallagher then went on the mound and struck out LaCroix with three men on bases, pulling the hospital boys out of a bad hole.

                                                      42nd Infantry


                                               AB     R     H    Po   A


Jumgipeger, ss………………..4       0      0      0      2

Champlin, p……………………3       1      0      0      4

Herbert, 1b…………………….3       0      0      8      0

Neill, 2b…………………….…..2       0      0     22     1

Sill, 3b…………………………..2      0       0      1      0

Hannon, c………………………2      1       0      6      0

LaCroix, rf………………………3      0       0      0      0

Slaughterback, cf……………..3       0       1      2      1

Pierson, lf………………………2       0       0      2      0

                                                —     —     —     —    —

      Totals……………………...24      1       3      21    9


                                                    Base Hospital

                                                AB    R       H      Po    A

O’Neil, lf………………………..3       1       1        1      0

Dinsmore, 1b…………………..3       0       1        9      0

Harding, 2b…………………….3       1       0        0      1

Croemer,3b…………………….2       0       0        0      3

Kramer, ss………………………2      0       0        0      0


Madden, cf-ss………………….3      0       0      0      1

McGinnis, rf….…………………2      0       0      0      0

FitzMaurice, p…………………..0     0       0      0      0

Hornstein, c…………………….2      0       0     10     0

Gallagher, p…………………….2      0        0     0      3

McNeil, 3b……………………..1       0        0     0      1

Nelson, cf………………..…….1       0        0     1      0

                                                —     —      —    —    —

Total                                         23      1        3     21    9

42nd Infty………………………1  0  0  1  0  0  0  —2

Base…………………………….0  0  0  0  0  1  0  —1

            Two Base hit, O ‘Neill, Double plays, Neill to Herbert, Slaughterback to Neill. Stolen bases, Champlin 2, Hannon, Slaughterback, O’Nrill, Dinsmore, Harding. Struck out, by Gallagher 7, by FitzMaurice 2, by Champlin 6. Base on balls, Off Gallagher 1, off FitzMaurice 4, off Champlin 1. Umpire, Lt. Wray.





First Track Meet Is Held At Base

            The first field day of the season held at the Base Hospital was a success in every way. The number of entrants for the events was above the expectations of the promoters, and about six hundred spectators saw the races and the ball game which followed.

            60 Yards Dash. One by Rosenbloom, Riff second. Ferguson third.

            100 Yds. Dash. Won by Carroll, Fencht second, Brakeman third.

            Wheelbarrow race. Won by Koemar and Peck, Riff and FitzMaurice second, Carroll and Ferguson third.

            Human Race. Won by Ferguson, Carroll second, FitzMaurice third.

            120 Yards Low Hurdle. Won by Carroll, Ferguson second, Rosenbloom third.

            Shot put. Won by FitzMaurice, 34-7, Benkare second, 31-9.

            Sack race. Won by Carroll, FitzMaurice second, Rosenbloom third.

            Egg and Spoon Race. Won by Miss Semans and Sgt. Hamje, Miss Schwab and Pvt. Dallman second.

            Needle and Thread Race. Won by Miss Schwab and Pvt. Dallman, Miss Gutz and Pvt. Ulmer second.

            Quoit Throwing. Won by Miss Doyle, Miss Kabotnick second, Miss Semans third.

            Quoit Race. Won by Miss Doyle, Miss Semans second, Miss Radley and Miss Kabotnick tied for third.

            Throwing the Baseball. Miss Jennings, 125 feet 4 inches; Miss Karr, 117 feet 10 inches; Miss Doyle, 116 feet 5 inches.

            The hundred yards was won in 10.3, the hurdles in 13.1, while the 60 yards was done in 6.4. The time for the Human Race was 25 seconds.

            The races were followed by a baseball game between Scudder’s Stars and the Base nine, the Base nine losing by a score of 11 to 9.





            Basketball dies hard, and the last two games were full of interest. The 42nd were beaten by the strong civilian line-up known as the Finance Department, at the Auditorium. At Y Hut 36 Co. A, 348th M. G. Battn. was defeated by the Medical casuals.

Finance Dept. (39)                             42nd Infty. (29)

Backoff………………….L. F……………….….Barnes

Leftowitz………………..R. F………………..Welcome


Richards…………………L. G………………..Goodno

Brooks…………………...R. G……………..…..Reddy


            Goals from field, Finance Dept., Leftowitz 7, Perry 6, Backoff 3, Richards 1, Brooks 1.

42nd Infty., Welcome 6, Vatcher 3, Reddy 3, Goodno 1, Barnes 1. Goals from fouls, Finance, Perry 3, 42nd, Welcome 1. Referee. Cassidy, Umpire, Kraetzer. Timekeeper, Phetteplace. Scorer, Mike Ryan.


Medical Overseas (27)                   Co. A, 348 M. G. B (9)

Gorman……………….….L. F……………………….Fadden

Fox………………………..R. F………………….……..Houd



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