Apr 1, 1919


April 1, Vol. 2, No. 26


Major Heaney’s Speed Trap An Effective One

            Speeding autoists are meeting their Waterloo along the Upton Road, now that the traffic division of the military police has been given the special task of watching that stretch of roadway.

            A sort of trap is used for reckless speeders. When a machine shoots by the first man on watch, he blows a whistle, and the second man, some distance along the road, then halts the car. If it is going so fast that it gets by him, he blows the whistle, and a third man stops it.

            The method for catching the speeders was devised by Major Heaney himself, who sometimes supervises the work. The taxi drivers who are caught speeding have their licenses taken away by the Camp Service Officer.


Players’ House Rules Tightened

            The entertainment of actresses who are guests at the Y. W. C. A. Players’ House must be regulated strictly here after by the provisions of the Memorandum 38, Headquarters, Camp Upton.

            The order provides the enlisted men or not to take actresses out from the Players’ House under any consideration. Only commissioned officers are permitted to call there and then the ladies, must be back before 11 PM. Permission to remain out later than that our must be obtained from the Camp Service Officer, who has military supervision over the Players’ House. Only under very exceptional circumstances, too, may an actress be permitted to go out of camp in company with an officer.


            Twenty men from the Convalescent Centre were recently taken for an auto ride and entertained by residents of Centre Moriches.



            New York’s own fighters of the 27th Division, The lads who last September smashed the Hindenburg line into small bits, are in camp for demobilization and the process has already made it such headway that by the last of the week every man will be on his way home. All day Wednesday they poured into camp in twenty-eight trainloads, with intervals of only a few minutes between sections. The day’s movement was one of The biggest accomplishments in the history of soldier travel and the Long Island Railroad's conduct of it was efficient to a degree. Hardly a minute was lost on schedules and many trains pulled into the camp terminal ahead of time.

            At the station, every welfare worker in camp was on hand to welcome the fighters who were remarkably fresh and vigorous after their strenuous parading of the day before in New York. Packages of cigarettes, gum, chocolate, matches and stamped postcards or distributed by thousands, according to a system devised by d every welfare worker in camp was on hand to welcome the fighters who were remarkably fresh and vigorous after their strenuous parading of the day before in New York. Packages of cigarettes, gum, chocolate, matches and stamped postcards or distributed by thousands, according to a system devised by H. W. Blanks, of the Y. M. C. A. transportation section. What are lines of workers were arranged and as the columns of fours passed from the station enclosure, without a pause the files divided and each man was given “personal attention.” The reception was shared by the Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A., Knights of Columbus, Catholic Visitors’ House, Jewish Welfare Board, American Library association and reconstruction Aides from the Base Hospital. Welfare diners fluttered in the late spring freeze giving the well-known touch of gaiety.

            Detraining was a matter of seconds and guided by enlisted men and field clerks familiar with camp the 27th’s organizations went immediately to assigned billets. Hot food was served every man within an hour of arrival. On Thursday, demobilization began, with physical examinations which have been going forward five thousand a day, preparation of records and destination lists, delivery of payrolls and discharges and insurance and labor lectures. Actual  mustering out again yesterday, according to the following schedule:

            Monday, March 31—102nd Field Signal Battalion, 106th Field Artillery, 108th Infantry.

            Tuesday, April 1—Division Headquarters, 52nd Field Artillery Brigade Headquarters, 53rd and 54th Infantry Brigades Headquarters, 27th Military Police Company, 104th Field Artillery, 105th Infantry, 105th Machine Gun Battalion.

            Wednesday, April 2—102nd Train Headquarters, 102nd Ordinance Repair Shop, 106th Infantry, 106th Machine Gun Battalion, 107th Infantry.

            Thursday, April, 3—102nd Ammunition Train, 102nd Engineer Train, 102nd Engineers, 104th Machine Gun Battalion, 105th Field Artillery.

            Friday, April, 4—102 Sanitary Train, 102nd Supply Train.

            Visiting has come back to the old record figures established during the 77th’s stay in camp. Hundreds of friends and relatives have come to see their lads and every accommodation in camp has been taxed. Entertainment facilities for the men spending their last week in the army have been stretched to capacity. Every welfare building and camp theater has made all possible effort to supply O’Ryan’s men with amusement. On Friday a naturalization court was opened and papers of citizenship have been granted to several score men in the division wishing to take out their papers before leaving the army.

            Following is the districting of the various 27th organizations in Camp:


            First District—First to Third Streets, Fourth to Fifth Avenues. Headquarters, First Street and Fourth Avenue. Telephone extension 39. Officer in charge, Lieut. Hinton.

               108th Infantry.

               106th Field Artillery.

            Second District—First to Fifth Streets, Second to Third Avenues, Headquarters, Second Street and Third Avenue. Telephone extension 138. Officers in charge, Capt. Swoboda, Lieut. Schmidt.

               52nd Field Art. Brigade Hdq.

               27th Military Police Co.

               104th Field Artillery

               102nd Field Signal Bat.

               53rd Inf. Brigade Hdq.

               54th Inf. Brigade Hdq.

               105th Infantry.

               105th Machine Gun Bat.

            Third District—11th to 17th Streets, Second to Third Avenues. Headquarters, 1601 Third Avenue.  Telephone extension 14. Officers in charge, Capt. Dorian, Lieut. Redd.

               106th Infantry.

               107th Infantry.

               106th Machine Gun Bat.

               102nd Train Hdq.

               102nd Moblie Ord. Rep. Shop.

            Fourth District—18th to 19th Streets, Grant to Washington Avenues, West End. Headquarters, 18th Street and Grant Avenue. Telephone extension 123. Officers in charge, Capt. Rau, Lieut. Breinig.

               105th Field Artillery.

               102nd Ammunition Train.

               104th Machine Gun Bat.

              102nd Engineers.

               102nd Eng. Train.


            Fifth District—15th to 19th Streets, Grant to Fifth Avenues. Headquarters, 1508 Fourth Avenue. Telephone extension 15. Officers in charge, Capt. Collins, Lieut. Boag.

               102nd Sanitary Train.

               102nd Supply Train.




            The Pershing House of the War Camp Community Service, 115 East 21st Street, New York, has received considerable praise from soldiers who spent furloughs in New York recently.



            “Every effort Will be made to reduce the commission and personnel to the minimum required,” says Gen. March.

            To accomplish this result officers have been classified in three classes. Under class one comes those officers who desire to be discharged for domestic or financial reasons; class two  involves these officers who are to be retained in the service for the time being, and desire Reserve Corps commission; class three covers those officers who have applied for appointment in the Regular Army.

            No distinction is to be made between class one and class two officers in the matter of discharges. When I discharge is desirable on account of domestic or financial reasons, the greatest leniency will be used.

            In determining what officers are to be placed in class Three final decision rests with the officer having authority to discharge. Officers who have been placed in class three may, upon consideration of their application by the War Department, be found unsuitable for retention in that class. Likewise officers who desire appointment in the Regular Army may be found by commanding officer is unsuitable, and some officers formally placed in class three will request reclassification for their own convenience. All such officers will be placed in classes one or two, and will be discharged.

            The War Department order relative to retention in service until employment is secured, applies to enlisted men only, not to officers.  If an officer in class one or two certifies in writing that he is unable to secure employment and he desires for that reason to be retained in the service temporarily, he will be assigned to duty. If there is no suitable vacancy at his station to which this officer can be assigned, he will be permitted to remain in the service thirty days after the date he would normally be discharged, provided he agrees to make every effort to secure employment.

            As to those officers who are patients in hospitals at a camp or station, The question of discharge is totally left to the discretion of the commanding officer of the camp or station. When further treatment is unnecessary, he may send such officers to their former commands, I signed them to duty or have them discharged, according to circumstances in each individual case.



            Starting with one of the early demobilized units of the Tank Corps, The voluntary pledge of discharge soldiers to live up to all the standards of the service while they wear the uniform has spread to other camps.

            All ex-tankers agreed that as long as they wear the army uniforms they will conduct themselves according to army customs. This, of course, means that they will continue to salute commissioned officers during that time and be amenable to discipline.

            Military officials praise the idea as a fitting example of the splendid morale of the United States fighters. Incidentally, they point out, it is a genuine tribute to the officers of the corps.

            “We came to fight,” said one soldier, after his discharge from the Tank Corps. “We didn't get the chance, but we glory in the achievement of our army, and it would be a pretty poor specimen of American manhood who would not desire to conduct himself as a soldier as long as he is in uniform. As to saluting a commissioned officer, men of the Tank Corps who have been discharged will consider that a privilege as long as they can wear their uniforms.”




            This is the third of this little vest pocket directory of those Burglars-at-Large (with apologies to the present subject) who are responsible for the weekly issue of Trench and Camp. The above Person with the Prominent Frontal Eminence from which the hair flows back so regularly and with the limbs crossed is Corporal Arthur Wakefield, whose official designation is Associate Editor. Corporal Wakefield’s long experience as a reporter in New York chasing scandal and other matters has developed his legs, but not those at the expense of other portions of him. He has considerable Growth Above the Chin. Within that Brow repose all sorts of co-ordinated abilities. Corp. Arthur is the only flute playing, portrait painting reporter ever uncovered.  The Corp’s talents are so varied that he has to keep a Carte de Jour (all those who have not studied French may retire from the room) so he can know what to do next. At nine o’clock he goes on duty as a writer of Trench and Camp fiction. At ten-ten he sits down at his easel and paint a portrait of a Brooklyn Brigade Bringing Homeward the Bacon, at eleven o’clock having made his concession to Art he uncared his flute and plays the Shaving Scene from the Barber of Seville. Then after a frugal repast on parched peas and non-alcoholic Grievo he returns to his Salon des Beaux Arts and plays a bit from Moliszt on the piano forte. And so on through the P. M. and on into the evening.

            NEXT WEEK: The Sport Editor who attempts to sing Tenor and the flute.



            The misuse of furlough fare certificates by discharged men has been reported by the United States Railroad Administration and is the subject of a warning issued by the Chief of Staff. It is claimed by the railroad authorities that in many cases the certificates have been furnished to men discharged from the service for use in returning to their homes. That is a violation of existing regulations.


Corp’l Howard De Rum, Company C, 102d Field Signal Battalion, No. 81 Hoyt Street, Buffalo, N. Y.—“Corp’l De Rum accompanied by the first attacking wave, stringing telephone lines under terrific enemy fire, even after being advised by the Signal Officer to seek shelter, courageously maintaining communication and Phil he was killed.”



Spring Cleaning On Headquarters Hill

            Camp Headquarters is resplendent and a coat of weathered oak stain and soft-toned gray paint as the result of the very thorough spring housecleaning.

            The interior of the two-story building in which headquarters is housed has always been unpainted, with bare joists showing. The walls have now been stained halfway up in weathered oak and the wallboards above have been painted a light gray. The studs  have been picked out in oak, giving a beam effect. Runners have been placed on the floors of the offices and hallways and the windows are to have shades.


Pictures Of 42nd’s Drills To Be Used For Recruiting

            The National Recruiting Service has asked the Camp Morale Officer for photographs to be used to encourage enlistment in the regular army. The 42nd Infantry has been asked if it's drill schedule is such as to permit the taking of some lively pictures of soldiers at work and play. If It can be arranged, the Morale Officer Will have a series of lively action photos taken.




            Three sure signs of spring: A flock of wild ducks, dumbells sending their winter underclothes home, and greaseballs in the company streets catching flies.



Upton Entertainment For Veterans Of 107th

            A number of officers and men of the 107th Infantry, 53rd Infantry Brigade, of the 27th Division, have already tasted the Camp Upton brand of hospitality, at he YWCA Hostess House. The soldiers, all members of the Old Seventh Regiment of New York City, constituted the early arrivals of the division in this country from abroad.

            Fifty men from the Upton Base Hospital, and thirty casually quartered in the camp proper, attended, with their friends. A dance followed the informal entertainment.



            Special religious services will be held in the camp chapel at Camp Upton for all members of the Empire Division sent there. During the period of the division’s demobilization John J. Jacobs, of the Protestant Episcopal Brotherhood of St. Andrew, will be stationed at Camp Upton, at the chapel, in the interest of the New Yorkers, and will be pleased to have any of them call on him there.


Plan To Dress Up A Soldier’s Feet

            Major Ferris, the Camp Morale Officer, is making an effort to obtain permission for the issuing of two pair of russet shoes to each man, so that it will always be possible for a soldier to have a good pair of shoes for “best.”

            It was pointed out by Colonel James R. Lindsay, the commanding officer of the 42nd Infantrymen, that the general order which says that an enlisted man May not have more than one pair of russets, works out in such a way that only reclaimed shoes may be drawn. These are, and a good many cases, anything but “dressy,” and often half worn out.




            Anyone acquainted with the Review Board at the Discharge Examining Board must no doubt be pleasantly surprised to note the harmony that prevails there in comparison with the exciting events of the past few days. And Lo—Who was The cause of the disturbance. Sergeant Rudolph Oehl has been transformed from Railroad Accountant to Expert Typist, by the means of Mental Telepathy which was exercised by Capt. Sergeant, M. C. From a raging medical sergeant he has become a mild mannered soldier who would not think of leaving his machine even for a moment without first getting permission from one of the officers on the Board.



            The automobile rides for the convalescents inaugurated by the Red Cross at the Base Hospital are proving very successful. Fifty men were taken to Riverhead last Saturday and Sunday. Dinner and entertainment of various kinds is provided and the convalescents invariably return refreshed and brightened by the outing.



            A soldier, lying wounded in a wheat field, was somewhat taken aback by a spectacle, in slow and stately approach of a German officer, and exchange says. He was magnificent with medals and he wore a monocle. Every once in a while his impressiveness was spoiled by nervous turn of the head and the suspicion of a squirm— just as if someone were tickling him with a bayonet. someone was, for looking beyond, the wounded soldiers saw a great big husky American Negro prancing along, showing every tooth in his head.

            “Hi-hi, boss!” he called out jubilantly. “Ah don’ know what Ah’s got, but Ah’s bringin’ it along.”


Tankers Organize While Waiting Here

            While waiting  demobilization at Upton, a number of New England Tank Corps boys perfected their plans for a permanent social club. More and more of these organizations will undoubtedly be formed by the numbers of units who wish to keep alive the tie that found them together while in the service.

            Several hundred men are enrolled in the Tank Corps Club— officially The A. E. F. Tank Corps Club, of New England. The society had its beginning of a tank center in the Langres, France on February 10.

            The temporary officers are as follows: A. O. Porter, of Brookline, Mass., 331st Bn., president; J. J. O’Halloran, of Dorchester, Mass., vice-presidents; Orin D. Steele, of Boston, treasurer; E. J. McKeon, of Quincy, Mass, financial secretary; Worthington S. Bessett, of Bryantsville, Mass., recording secretary; L. L. Silbert of Boston, Ward N. Parker, of New Belford and J. E. Mooney, of Holyoke, Mass., members of the executive committee.


Many From Here See Parade

            General Nicholson, Colonel Jones, and Major Nicholls and many other officers went to New York to see the parade of the Twenty-Seventh Division last Tuesday, viewing of the spectacle from the reviewing stand. Upton was also well represented by the enlisted personnel, many of whom obtained passes to go in.


Plan For Co-operative Farm Colony Published In Camp Memorandum

            Plans for the organization of a cooperative farm colony on Long Island, near Camp Upton, were made the subject of a recent official memorandum issued by Camp Headquarters. The Camp Morale Officer will ask the Department of Agriculture to conduct an investigation as to the fertility of the soil of the tract which it is proposed to use for the colony, and to report on the prospects.

            The information contained in the memorandum is as follows:

            “Returning Soldiers (Farmers) Back to the Land.

            “WANTED—100 or more American farmers to organize themselves as a purely co-operative farm colony in easy reach of New York markets, under provisions of the new Co-operative Law of the State of New York, to locate on 3,000-acre tract of good farming land on north side of Long Island, now held on an option at attractive price for the benefit of purchasers, by the undersigned.

            “Central deep water supply and irrigation plant to be installed. All modern machinery for use in common at fair rentals. Thriving communities adjoining. Also a select summer bungalow colony to be established on water front as summer local market for all farm products. Co-operative store open to entire community, also for grading, packing and marketing produce. 

            “Club house, hotel and restaurant, bowling alleys, billiards, tennis courts and an assembly hall, forming a community Centre available for farmers and their families in winter for social and literary entertainments, etc. Good school to be established. Long Island Railroad runs through the property. Boating and bathing. Opportunity for returned soldiers, where desired, will be given to take up moderate sized farms on same plan as proposed by the U. S. Government on long-time payments. Land will be prepared, buildings erected, and farmers can get right to work. Applications should communicate with or call on below.

            “WALTER P. LONG, 217 Broadway, New York City.”

            Mr. Long is a member of the organization community of the “Greater New York Wholesale and Retail Co-operation Society, Ltd.” Others listed as members of the committee are Prof. James Ford, of Harvard; the Rev. Newell Dwight Hillis, the Rev John Haynes Homes, the Rev. J. Howard Mellish, Frederic C. Howe and John Collier.




            “Say, Buddy, were you down to the Jewish Welfare Hut No. 2 to attend the Smoker, Entertainment and Boxing Contest. Talk about a good time, everybody was all smiles and sorry there was not some more.”

            Before the show everybody was presented with a pipe and tobacco.

            The first number was Jazz music by Private Charles Wilson, Co. D, 350 M.G.B., on the piano. Following was a buck and wing dance by Corporal Ed Lewis, Co. C, 350 M.G.B. Then some ballads by Private M. P. Smith, Co. C. 350 M.G.B., with several hundred husky Buddy voices joining in on the chorus. The next number was the J.W.B. Favorite, Sergeant Lorenzo Crevitte, Co. C, 350 M.G.B., in buck dancing.

            The first bout of the evening was between Private Leo Birnbaum, well known to Upton fans, and Kid E. Greene, 350 M.G.B., Buffalo Division, and welterweight champion of the Buffaloes. The two boys went to it hammer and tongs to the delight of all, and finished in a draw.  Privates Ed Moore and Henry Thomson, both heavyweights, stepped two lively rounds of three minutes each. Next bout was between two civilians, Marty Brown and Sammy Lewis, who are quite some fighters.

            The performance was concluded with an impersonation of “Frisco,” the famous Jazz dancer, by another civil.


Patchogue Gives Big Performance

            The War Camp Community Service, in co-operation with the Patchogue Sorosis Club and the Stage Women’s War Relief, presented an excellent complimentary concert for men in uniform at the Unigue Theatre, Patchogue, last Sunday.

            Mary Mellish, from the Metropolitan Opera House; Frances Starr, from the Belasco Theatre; Harriet McConnell, contralto of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Tom Lewis, from the Winter Garden; the Misses Vogel, violin and violoncello, and others were on the bill.

            The boys did some splendid singing Under the leadership of Miss Mellish and Miss McConnell, the house was divided into two “sides” which sang against each other.


Red Cross Nurses to Take Up Public Health Work

            To equip graduate nurses soon to be released from military service to enter public health nursing, the American Red Cross has appropriated $100,000 to be used for public health scholarship funds.

            There are about 6,000 public health nurses in the United States, and the Red Cross hopes by the establishment of this fund to induce many of the 20,000 graduate nurses soon to be released from the Army and Navy Nurse Corps to take either an eight months’ or four months’ training in public health nursing, so that future demands for such personnel may be met as far as possible. The war and the recent influenza epidemic have directed attention to the vital need for public health nursing.

            The maximum scholarship for an eight months’ course of training will be $600 and for a four months’ course, $300. These scholarships will be granted on the recommendation of the Red Cross division directors of public health nursing.



            A staff officer while at the front saw a negro soldier who belonged to the 167th Field Artillery Brigade. Knowing the fine work the brigade had done, he stopped to question the soldier.

            “What do you do?” asked the officer.

            “Ah’s de do’-tendah ob de swahzant cans,” he replied.

            “The what?”

            “De swahzant cans.”

            It dawned on the officer that the man was in a regiment using the soixante-quinze guns, the French 75s.

            “I see,” he said, “but just what do you do?”

            “Ah ‘tends de do’,” replied the negro.  “Ah opens de do’ an’ a man puts in de shell. Den a man pulls de lonyard an’ de gun has its little say.”

            “Then what happens?”

            “We all steps back and says, ‘Kaiser, count yo soldiers.’”—The Evening World.




                           By G. A. P.

            They are building a new diamond out at the base. It is on the side of a hill, and there are still stumps in the ground, but those Utilities mules are doing their level best to get the ground level.



            And talking of mules, the mule skinner on the job out there was heard to remark that he couldn't understand why it was that he had so much difficulty handling one woman when he could easily handle for mules. He goes on to say that it is much easier to argue with a mule. When a mule  kicks a driver, the driver can kick back; but when a woman begins to talk—the wise man closes the door gently as he goes out.




            Sgt. Guy Carroll, track man of the Upton relay team, contracted a bad cold. The doctor gave him some real medicine, and advised him to take it hourly, in hot water. A friend called in, saw the medicine, smelled the medicine, tasted the medicine, and drank the medicine. Any man guessing what the medicine was will be awarded a doughnut.




            The Base Hospital Officers’ Pool Tournament was won by Captain Foley, A well-known player. The Base challenges any other two- man officer’s team in camp. Lt. Steinbugler, Base Hospital is the man to get in touch with.




            Jake Deufel, the star pitcher of the Q. M. team, winners of the camp championship last season, has received a contract from the Baltimore Orioles. Jake expects to get his discharge before the season commences, although he is a little late in starting. Baltimore began practice a week ago.



            Walter Frederickson, a civilian employed by Acker, Merrall & Condit was taken to the hospital Tuesday night as the result of an accidental shooting at the Upton Road outpost. While coming into camp with three other Acker Merrall employees, Frederickson’s car stopped and admitted Sergeant Joseph Shoeman, an M.P. Who was going off today and was intending to ride into camp in the Fredrickson car. Another automobile was approaching in the rear with the lights undimmed, in violation of a camp regulation. The M.P. Sergeant through his gun and fired. The first bullet struck Fredrickson in the head. He was taken to the base hospital and his life despaired of.

            Sergeant Shoeman what is confined to his barrack, and will be given a trial.




            The members of the Personnel Adjutant’s Detachment who were recently appointed Army Field Clerks have you had a strenuous time the past week or so, getting discharges, final pay, turning in equipment, moving to new quarters and last but not least getting new clothes. 

            As forecasted that further appointments of Army Field Clerks have been made seven other members of the Detachment have been appointed, as follows:

Br. Serg't. Major Gilbert Z. Clark, Sergeants John J. Dawley, Henry J. Maass, Elmer W. McKee, and Walter E. Collins also Privates 1st Class Geo. Devinney and William H. Kelly.

            Pvt. John J. Splatters, of the information Section has returned from a short furlough spent in having a good time in Brooklyn and vicinity.

            Sergeant Fillebrown, of the Discharge Section, is back again at his desk, after being laid up for a week or so with a hard cold in the home town, Malden, Mass.

            Corp'l. Jack Kelly, in among those who have turned from afar hello, also private Maurice Cohen, who hails from New Haven Connecticut where he has many friends, both social and business.


Tournament in Bottle Pool for Base Officers

            A bottle pool tournament will be held by the Base Officers in the near future. A number of the players who are the billiard as well as pool sharks will have a better chance at the bottle than the straight pool game.


Will Settle B. B. Supremacy Wrangle

            To date five team claim the basketball championship of the camp. The Utilities beat everything in sight during the first half of the season, the Base Hospital had it's run of form, then Companies K and Headquarters of the 42nd Infantry trim everything along the line until the inter-company league tournament confined their games to their own area, the Depot Brigade has developed one of the fastest fives in camp, and the officers’ quintet of the 42nd is a fast aggregation. They all claim to be the best team in camp.

            Captain Rice, Camp Athletic Officer, has decided to call these teams together, and draw lots for an elimination tournament. If there are two other good teams in camp wishing enter they may do so by getting in touch with Captain Rice immediately, when the first round of the tournament would consist of four games, leaving the four winning teams in for the semi-final. Athletic officers and managers of the above- mentioned teams should get in touch with Captain Rice or Mike Ryan immediately.




            After having won the first two previous games both by narrow margins, the Base Hospital lost the last game against the strong Depot Brigade team by a score of 44 to 18. Summary:

Depot Brigade  (44)                             Base (18)

Ader……………………….R. F…………McGinnity

Down………………………L. F…………Hornstein


Horgan…………………….R. G……………Maher

Connerton…………………L. G……………Carroll

            Goals from field, Depot Brigade, Dowd 7, Ader 6, Block 5, Horgan 3.  Base, Maher 2, Merkle 2, Hornstein 2, McGinnity 1, Carroll 1. Goals from fouls, Depot Brigade, Ader 1, Horgan 1; Base, Hornstein 2. Referees, Limbert and Peck. Timekeeper, Lt. Stansfield.



            Several star attractions were a feature at “Y” 35 on athletic night. Mr. Erickson, Champion gymnast of the world, gave an interesting exhibition. A good boxing bout was staged between “Kid” Herbert of Pittsburgh and Young Winslow of Washington. Imperato of New York, one of the very best in the 135-lb. class today, gave an exhibition of shadow boxing and rope-skipping.

            A fast basketball game was played between a team from the Searchlight Detachment and the 317th Eng. (colored). The colored boys showed some excellent teamwork and won easily, 20 to 4. Colvert and Bright were the stars for the winners. Line-up:


317th Eng.                                       Searchlight Det.

Colvert………………L. F…………………..…….Flynn

Forester……………..R. F………………………..Meiss


Thornton…………….L. G……………………McKinley

Barker………………..R. G…………….……….Stover

            Goals from field: Colvert, 6; Barker, Bright, 2; Stover. Goals from foul: Clark, 2. Referee, Mr. Erickson. Scorer, Limbert. Timekeeper, Harris.



Base Hospital Now Has Educational Office

            Captain H. H. Wylie has been assigned to the Base Hospital as Chief of all the reconstruction work there that has to do with occupational therapy and supervises the various departments in the rapidly growing reconstruction school.

            The New chief is an expert in reconstruction. He was formerly the Chief Educational Officer in General Hospital No. 39 at Long Beach. Capt. Wylie’s predecessor at the Base Hospital was Lieut. William M. Marston.


World Champion Gymnast Here

            Upton has had a visitor well known in athletics circles – Carol Ericson, who won the Olympic World's Championship for all-around gymnastics at Stockholm in 1914. He retained his title after defending it against all comers at Newark, N. J., February 22nd, 1918, and won the National All-round Gymnastic Championship at Philadelphia, February 22nd, 1919.

            Mr. Ericson has been working as an instructor in the Navy, and is now making a tour of the Eastern campus as a YMCA athletic man.

            It should be of particular interest to soldiers to meet Mr. Ericson, as he is the man who posed for the pictures illustrating the various exercises in the official U. S. Army Manual of Physical Training. Major Koehler’s latest book.



Boxing Features Big Stunt Night

            The first real stunt night for several weeks was staged before a crowded house at the “Y” Auditorium last week.

            Sgt. Sherman entertained for twenty minutes with magic and card tricks. Corp. Rotage followed with some clever dancing and acrobatics. Nagle, the human cat, jumped chairs and tables and dived through hoops.

            Ericson, champion gymnast of the world gave an exhibition of muscle posing, and finished with gymnastics stunts. Athletic Secretary Stroh gave a little tumbling stunt, and Pvt. Corbin  juggled the weights.

            Private Ingraham, Co. C, and Sgt. Purdue, Co. G, 42nd Inf., met in a wrestling bout at 155 lbs. The first fall came after a hard struggle, the actual time being nine minutes and fourteen seconds. Ingraham was the winner. Pvt. Corbin defeated Sgt. Heyerdahal in six minutes in the second bout.

            The closing stunt was a fast bout  between two good colored boys in the lightweight class, Flam Finady, of Philadelphia, and Bill Johnson, of Baltimore. Johnson is an old- timer who knows all the tricks of the game, but he met his match in Flam, who was a fast boy with a good wallop, and had the backhand blow down to a science. His opponent was reeling by the end of the bout.





            Henry W. Pemberton, The dramatic director sent to Camp Upton by the Commission on Training Camp Activities, has been assigned to the Base Hospital, where the permanent nature of the organization affords more scope for his work. He is taking with him Serg’t Fry, of Company H, 42nd Infantry, who will assist in the work.




            While on a furlough, Pvt. Edward S. Hosmer, who has helped distribute coffee and doughnuts to thousands of incoming troops, rented 100 acres to add to his farm in Tonawanda, N. Y. He has 280 acres under cultivation and grows wheat, oats, corn and potatoes. A pastime of his while on furlough was ploughing.




            The second round of the Base Hospital Officers’ Pool Tournament furnished entertaining games. The handicapping was so good that there were many close games. Captain Bott defeated Lt. Wetherell in a sensational manner after running second all the way up to twenty-five points, and Lt. Steinbugler scored two points to one on Captain Hawkins. Scores:

      Name                Handicap Allowance                Score

Lt. Owens………………….20                                      50

Lt. Belting………………….16                                      47


Capt. Foley………………..Scratch                              50

Capt. Hicks………………..14                                      46


Lt. Steinbugler……………Scratch                               50

Capt. Hawkins…………….14                                      41


Capt. Vosburg…………….10                                       50

Capt. Melhop……………..16                                       38


            In the third round Captain Vosburg drew a bye, placing him in the final round. The feature of this round was Captain Bott’s spectacular playing when he defeated one of the scratch men, and a hot favorite, in Lt. Steinbugler. Captain Bott never missed a chance, and played safe all through.


    Name                 Handicap Allowance                  Score

Capt. Foley………………Scratch                                 50

Capt. Vosburg……………..10                                       36


Capt. Foley………………Scratch                                 50

Capt. Bott……………………7                                      46





                  42ND OFFICERS VICTORS

                        The officers team of the 42nd Infantry easily defeated the officers of the Convalescent Group in a game at the “Y” Auditorium. Parker, Hembrell and Newell played a fast game for the winners, with Willis and foster guarding well. McNamara was the whole works for the losing team.


42nd Officers  (36)                          Convalescents  (9)

Newell…………………..R. F………………..McNamara

Hembrell………….…….L. F……………….……Cohen


Willis……………………..R. G……………….…Waring

Foster……………………L. G………………….McCrea

                        Substitutes, Monaghan for Waring. Goals from field, 42nd Infty., Parker 7, Hembrell 5, Newell 4. Willis, Foster. Convalescents, McNamara 3, Waring 1. Goals from fouls, McNamara 1. Referee, Mr. Phetteplace. Umpire, Capt. Edwards. Timekeeper, Lt. Davis.




Red Cross Is Boosting Athletics At Base

            Up at the Base Hospital the Red Cross is lending a hand in helping along the athletic program for convalescents and Detachment men. Several boxing bouts have been staged at the Red Cross home, and the recreation officer of the Red Cross, in co-operation with the Y. M. C. A. athletic secretary, will put across a big program of baseball and outdoor sports.

                        Basketball suits have been purchased by the Red Cross for the Detachment team, and the basketball suits will be provided by the same organization. Equipment for the games will continue to come from the Y. M. C. A.



            The lieutenant was instructing a class of rookies in the art of Who, Where and When to salute, when one of the elements anxiously interrogated:

                        “If sir, we are coming along a dark alley and we see coming toward us a man in uniform, wearing spiral leggings, and with his cap pulled down – and we can hardly tell that he is an officer – what should we do?”

                        “Just pass him!” was the prompt answer. “In that case he wouldn't want to be recognized.” —Judge.

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