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February 11, 1918

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GOVERNOR'S GLOWING COMMENDATION SUGGESTED ANOTHER N.Y. PARADE

308th Does Service for National Army in Showing Degree of Surprising Efficiency Achieved in Training.

 

The 308th Infantry parade through the humanity-jammed New York thoroughfares is now a matter which historians and movie exhibitors will tell the world. "In and around the reviewing stand the magnificent bearing of the outbursts of applause and cheering that voiced itself warmly enough, despite the chilling blasts that made all spectators pinched if not frost-bitten. Who will be next to parade? is the big question now.

                                                      Gov. Whitman Suggests.

Gov. Whitman was so impressed with the splendid showing made by the men whom he saw only a few months ago marching down Fifth Avenue as raw civilians that he wrote Gen. Johnson a glowing enthusiastic letter and expressed the hope that other parades would be held of like nature. The letter was sent out by Major Haskell, Chief of Staff, as a division order, with comment in which Gen. Johnson expressed his gratitude and thanks for the fine work of officers and men.

"They looked and acted soldiers to the last button." Thus further spoke one of the "Public Prints," with much more enthusiastic commendation of the showing made by Col. N. K. Averill's regiment. Many notables were in the reviewing stand, including Gov. Whitman, Mayor Hylan, Gen. Johnson, Gen. Radiquet of the French army, a Marne veteran, and Major Gen. W.A. Mann, who commanded the Rainbow Division when it went to France.

Before the parade Gen. Johnson and staff, with Gov. Whitman, were guests at luncheon in the Union League Club. The Acting Commanding General paid high tribute to the Upton men, saying that New York's contribution to the National Army was one of the finest and most gentlemanly bodies of men he had ever met. He is assured that this State will hear good reports of their sons when they get to the front.

 

"GIRLS IN BLUE" ADD TO HOME TOUCH AT Y

Get Paper a Sheet at a Time Now-Boys Appreciative.

 

There used to be a lot about the "boys in blue," but the most popular attractions at two of the Fifth Avenue "Y" huts are the "girls in blue" who are serving as volunteer secretaries behind the association counters. At the hut at Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street Mrs. Willard D. Straight and the Misses Fuller and Damrosch are serving, and at Fifth Avenue and 14th Street the Misses Alexander and Hollins are stationed. Stamps and writing paper have an added attraction these days, and the boys, instead of asking for six sheets and six envelopes when they wish to write a number of letters, ask for one so they can come back a second and third and fourth time. That the service these ladies are rendering is appreciated by the soldiers and the "Y" secretaries alike is putting it mildly, for morning, afternoon and evening of each day the boys, hungry for the home touch, eagerly pour their confidences into the sympathetic ears of these Junior League workers who render this service sincerely and impersonally.

 

CONCERT SATURDAY.

 The second of the orchestral concerts offered by the Metropolitan Museum, Fifth Avenue and Eighty second Street, to soldiers and sailors and their friends will take place on Saturday evening Feb. 16, from 8 to 10 o'clock. A fine programme will be performed by an orchestra of fifty five men under David Mannes, conductor. Everybody is welcomed, and there is no charge for admission, the expense of the two concerts being borne by a generous friend of the museum and of the men in the national service.

 

A BATTLE OR WHAT?

 Sergt. Louie Arrock, then genial mess-master of the Quartermasters' Corps, says that there are some parts of a beef that are just simply bound and determined to be tough. Perhaps this explains the remark of Capt. Cecil Hook as he paused before the plate of Sergt. Sigel: "Is this a battle or a beefsteak?"

 

Intimate Parade Aftermath.

(By S.E.M., Trench and Camp's Crashing Contrib.)

 We were getting quite hungry when along came a blessed angel and drops a bag of eats and three (count 'em) boxes of cigarettes in the big gray ambulance. "Oh! what a gran' and gloryus feelin'!"

Lillian Walker, "the movie queen." blew kisses galore to the boys as the ferry pulled out the 34th Street pier.

Sergt. Boynton, who hails from the metropolis of St. Ignane, Mich., was afraid the throng would swamp the poor soldiers.

You should have seen the rush when it was announced that coffee and sandwiches were to be served. For a moment it was thought that the M.P. would have to be called out.

And to think that only five months ago some of these birds were neurotic looking office clerks! Talk about a healthy looking crew!

Only thirty-three members of Pvt. Marshall Cowitz's family followed the ambulance. They could not be convinced that it did not contain any coal until they had a look.

Someone shouted to the medical stretcher bearers, "Hey, boys; don't forget to bring back the Kaiser on one of these!"

The last man in the parade hoped they would give an order. "To the rear, march!" so that he could lead the parade.

 

ALL-BATTERY PARTY FAREWELLS CAPTAIN.

 Capt. E. Powis Jones was tendered a farewell surprise entertainment by his men of Battery F, 304th F.A., on his departure for the school of fire, Fort Sill, Okla. The numbers on the programme were by Battery F talent solely and were arranged by Sergt. Wesley Karlson and Corpl. Powers as follows: 1st Sergt. R. Kosky, Master of Ceremonies; Corpl. James J. Hagan jr., at the piano; Private Marcella, cornet solo; Corpl. Fitzpatrick, soft she dancing; Private Rosner, vocal solo; Private Yap, Hawaiian music; Corpl. Powers, monologue and song; Privates Griffin, Larson and Early, comedy skit; Private Restie, vocal solo; Private Schwartz, monologue; Private Marion, harmonica melody; Buglers Schmidt, Marcella and Reale, black face comedy; Private Lorenz, reading from Donald Hankey's " A Student in Arms;" Sextette, battery songs composed in the battery and dedicated to the Captain.

The mess afterward was Christmas, New Year's and Peace Plenty rolled n one. Mess Sergt. Claude S. Bell, a nephew of Old Mr. Epicurus himself, had charge. Capt. Jones made a short addresses, expressing his appreciatin for the affair.

 

ANOTHER NEEDLE IS ON JOB HERE

15,000 Infantrymen are Inoculated With New Pneumonia Serum.

 

Another needle has found its way into the lives of Upton men. It shoots a serum never used before on soldiers, and the 15,000 infantrymen here who have taken it act with the inoculation in them will determine whether or not it will be introduced into the whole body of American troops. This new inoculation is for pneumonia and the fluid used is called pneumociccun vaccine. It was prepared by the Rockefeller Institute, but will also be made by the army laboratories. It was used on the South African miners with considerable success and if the immunity offered is for a long enough term it is thought that the serum will be generally adopted in the American Army.

Officers here were inoculated first and the 15,000 men in the infantry regiments were then given their first shot. Three, and perhaps four, injections are to be administered, with five-day intervals. Capt. Russell L Cecil of the base hospital has supervision of the treatment. The dough-boys who've taken it will be observed and if thier health proves better than the rest of the camp all Upton's citizenry may be given the inoculation. The new serum is said to be effective for the three virulent forms of pneumonia which are prevalent among soldiers.

 

TWO SERGEANTS-MAJOR GIVEN COMMISSIONS

 It's some slight leap from Sergeant to Captain, but it takes a Camp Upton man to make just that sort of an unusual and unprecedented jump. Edward S. Greenbaum, regimental Sergeant Major attached to the Division Judge Advocate's office, has just received his commission as Captain, and has been assigned to the insurance department of the Adjutant General's office. Capt. Greenbaum is a New York drafted man, and came down with one of the first increments. He was formerly a lawyer and is the son of Judge Greenbaum of the Supreme Court.

And at the same time, another Sergeant Major received a commission. Howland S. Davis, who has been attached to the Division Headquarters detachment assisting the Division Adjutant, received a First Lieutenant's commission. He was formerly a broker in New York.

 

BIGGEST MILITARY BALL WILL HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR BIG COMMUNITY HALL

Upton Officers and Men Will Dance at 7th Armory Feb.22.

 To raise funds for the big community hall here, to seat 10,000 soldiers, a military ball-the biggest in the history of balls, base, basket, foot or military- is to be held in 7th Regiment Armory on the night of Feb. 22.

President Wilson has been invited to attend.

Tickets will be sold to officers and enlisted men alike, and this is said to be the first occasion when officers and men will dance at the same ball. Mass singing by the boys is to be a big feature. The grand march will begin at 9:30 and, boys, its it's an inducement, remember you won't have to carry a rifle or do any double quick. Dancing will continue until 12:30.

Among the patronesses are Mmes, Henry P. Wickes, J. Purroy Mitchell, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Rolfe E. Bolling, Donne Barber, Sidney C. Borg, Walter Lewisohn, T. Mortimer Lloyd, Skeffington S. Norton, Edwin O Holter, Howard Mansfield, John M. Bowers, Irving T. Bush, Evan Evans, George P. Robbins and James W. Gerard. Tickets of admission, mates are a dollar apiece and reserved seats are three iron men. How many? Let's go big!

Mrs. Joseph F. Choate is Chairman of the committee for the community hall, which is to be erected in the community centre of camp and is to be the largest building in the reservation. Quite a sum has already been raised toward it.

 

CAMP LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN

Building, Costing $10,000, With Equipment Same, Has 8,000 Volumes.

 The latest completed addition to "Our Village Centre" is the Camp Upton Library, Central Branch, located just below Officers' House, on Upton Boulevard. Every day the building is open from 8 A.M. to 10 P.M., and beside a collection of eight thousand books on the shelves, has magazines and newspapers for use by enlisted men and officers. The building, large, airy and exceedingly attractive, was created at a cost of $10,000, from the Carnegie Library Fund. The American Library Service, War Service Department (A.L.A), furnished the equipment at a like cost, and conducts the library.

In addition to the volumes on hand the Upton Library has access through a loan arrangement, to all the leading libraries of the country, including the Congressional Library at Washington and the New York State Library. Books are needed however, by the A.L.A. to put at the constant disposal of soldiers. When you write home, suggest the gift of books as a fine way to help things along. Donations may be left at any of the New York Library branches.

A staff of four, headed by Frank L. Tolman, is in charge of the Upton Library and will be glad to offer any help and suggestions to men seeking books. The Library is well supplied with works on modern warfare, and will probably be used for officers' training school and other lectures, with the needed reference works thus close at hand.

 

ARTILLERYMEN ARE FAST ON MASKING

 Battery D, 305th F.A., proved speediest gas mask adjusters in a recent gas defense contest held in the Artillery Y Hut, Batteries D, E and F participating. Lieut. Mitchell, gas instructor, directed the contest. The teams were composed of twelve men each, with five events in the contest. The first one was adjusting masks against time, won by Battery D. The other four were relays in column formation, a competition held frequently over camp by the gas maskers. At the signal "Gas" the first man on a team runs for his mask, returns and adjusts it, touching the next man, who goes and does likewise. D won two of these contest and E two, placing D first in the meet with 60 points. E scored 40. The judges were First Lieuts. Watson Washburn, Lawrence L. Shenfield, D.J. Cronin, Donald F. Taylor and Second Lieut. Warren W. Nissley. First Lieut. A.R. Gurney was timekeeper. Each battery had a husky rooters contingent that offered their best backing.

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From the 307th Infantry

WHIFFS FROM COMPANY F.

 According to Eighth Class Acting High Private Fred Haupt: Fred sez, that if he ever gets back to civil life, some Saturday night he'll forget himself, walk up to his wife, stand at attention, salute and stutter for a few seconds to clear his throat. Then he will feebly ask for a leave of absence. "See the Captain," will say Madame Wife, Mother-in-law, upon be consulted, waves her hand to where Granny sits and says, "Better ask the major." According to our opinion, Fred will want to come back to the army about then.

No wonder Cohen's hard on shoes. He has won the cross country championship record running for second helpings in the mess hall. He hasn't missed a double portion yet, for while the rest of the gang is saying its prayers over the first, Cohen is away with a rush and another plateful.

Harold Boyd says he's the fellow who wrote Annie Laurie. But she never answered him.

There's a run on Y.M. stationery. Reason; Bernie Gold and his girl back home.

 

OVER COMPANY G WAY.

 Company F's basketball five fell fore fingers recently, and it looks as if Sergt. Sol Goldstein's men will make a bid for the regiment championship. The team works like a clock, and that's what beat F, the score being 17 to 4.

 

Upton Follies, C and D.

 The Upton Follies are nigh at hand. Companies C and D, 307th, are bringing them out at the 5th and 8th Y Hut. The publicity expert announces a deluge of "telegrams" and "recommendations" in other form from celebrities far and near. Will Hohenzollern wires: "Your show makes me sick. I hope it's a frost. Yours for an early peace." Victor Herbert's "message" reads thus: "Officer Packard twin sis, 1-2 pound sugar, two pounds of coal and 100 acre farm for sing-boosting privileges." The D and C boys promise faithfully that they'll come through in spite of their publicity agent.

 

Sanitary Detachment.

 Reginald Goudey, Joseph Abelow, John M. Maurice and David Schlyn are on detail at the Base Hospital and like the work.

Michael Longo has purchased a saddle for the horse he now has charge of. On trying the saddle on the horse he finds it is large enough to fit an elephant.

Harry Koorbusch has returned to duty after a short illness. We sure missed Harry and greatly welcome his return.

William Harbaugh has charge of the twelve horses and three mules of the Sanitary Detachment. This is what Will likes, as he just loves quadrupeds. How about it, Will?

Lawrence McGuire has relieved the boys from guard at night by staying awake and keeping on the lookout for fire. He was known in the city as being a night owl.

William A. Feldman, whose jawbones have great chewing power, has been given the nickname of "The Maxilla Wonder."

 

"Y" PERSONALITIES.

 The 306th Infantry feels a keen regret, shared among men and officers, at Arthur B. Hunt's leaving Y work for active service but congratulates him on it, and wishes him the best nevertheless. Mr. Hunt has been Building Secretary of the Y at Fifth Avenue and Fourth Street, and has built up a splendid work in the regiment which his building serves. His "intimate teas" become quite an institution in the regiment. He joins the hospital unit.

W.F. Wefer, Physical Secretary, Fifth Avenue and First Street, has left for Alentown to train with the American Ambulance. "Bill" enjoyed a wide popularity among the 305th Infantrymen. His place is taken by Gilbert S. Swem of Brooklyn, who has been with the Y at Kelley Field, San Antonio, Tex.

S.L. Hedrick, Social Secretary of the Artillery Y, made the address at the dedication of a service flag in the Methodist Church, East Quogue, L.I., recently. Private Fred Harvey, Battery E, 306th F.A., also made an address on "The Spirit of the Soldiers in Camp."

 

VETERINARY CORPS HAS SOME FIGHTING FELLOWS

 The Veterinary Corps, No. 206 15th Street, boasts of having some real fighting me. Corpl. Melino and his squad, Privates Fred Foster, Peter Crean, John Silvester, George Gardner, Lester Conners, Al Maier and George Sinonetti, who are spoiling to go "over there" and end the war, fight among themselves constantly. And there is also Private John Silvester's organization, the "Blue Overalls." There is Corpl. Shiff's squad of "panhandlers," consisting of Privates Tom Carroll, "Fat" Sallish, Isaac Winestock, John Bodicker, "Red" Noon, "Sleepy" Farrell, Jimmy Liebman and Charles Brandt, Private Carroll, the dizzy man, who needs air every twenty minutes, and Private Forster, who doesn't like himself at all. The same squads are also skilled French leavers and have nerve enough to ask their Lieutenant for a pass afterward. Lately Private Carroll said he was going to the laundry. It took him five days, going and coming. Now he wears "the blue."

 

FROM THE HILL TOWER

 The 77th Division's new name, picked by Gen. Johnson- the Metropolitan Division-isn't so very unlike Melting Pot Division, after all. Simply a slight difference in the arrangement of letters. But wrap the tongue around them fast- "Melting Pot" and "Metropolitan"- and they're not so dissimilar.

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And speaking of words, there is the Sergeant in a Depot Brigade Company who found of how little value words are at times. A non-English speaking private tried to force seconds from the K.P.'s before the rest of the bunch had firsts. "Couldn't you demonstrate a trifle more appreciation and consideration for the feelings of your brothers?'  was Sarge' a gentle suggestion. "No wanna englis word, wanna steak." was the pointed defense.

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Private M.C. Nowve, Company C, 308th, has brought up again the matter of lines. He recalls the mess hall line, the equipment line, the payroll line and, of course the skirmish line. Then there are those lines which the guard forgets when asked for his General orders. Here's some skeins of mess line untangled and versified by Private Nowve:

We wait and pine on the weary line.

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For the Mess Sergeant's whistle blas'

But his smiling face no worried trace

As he watches the minutes pass:

Not one moment too soon will he blow his tune,

Though we yell, and grow unsteady

But when done and up is our time to sup.

He'll announce that, "Mess is ready!"

 

After inspecting officer tells the sergeant to take some man's name on account of a dirty rifle, did you ever ask this man what the officer said to him? They're all alike evry one would answer in practically the same words. "Oh," he would say "my rifle was fine, the officer said only a speck of dust must have dropped under my sight-leaf." One of these days we are going to get up sufficient nerve to ask the inspecting officer what really was the trouble.

Undoubtedly, the answer will be unprintable.

With oily rag and elbow grease,

You rub each hidden section;

You vanquish rust and punish dust, just to pass inspection;

You pick on bolts and screws untold,

Then dry the oily smears.

And when you swear it's beyond compare.

Dust somewhere else appears!

 

REGULAR COLLEGE STUFF WHEN THESE TEAMS CLASH.

 The spirit vented at a big floor game between two rival colleges has nothing on the demonstrations that accompany games in which Companies D and K, 306th Infantry, played D (Tyner's Tough Terriers) finally pulled ahead, after neck and neck battling, the final score standing 37-28. The K boys sent their supporters into paroxysms of delight by cropping the first eight points, but Tyner's gang took a fresh hold and crept slowly up on the lead, with the above result. Doxee, D's diminutive forward, caged four goals in succession as a contribution to the victory. His mates became raving, ranting rioters when the game was over and nearly bulged the K.C. Hall roof with their demonstration. D at present leads the regiment league and promises to bid strongly for the title.

 

First National Army Circus- 308th- to Have Everything, Including Parade and Peanuts

Equestrians, Equilibrists, Fat Lady, Trained Animals, Double Headed Boy.

 

The Big Show-Col. Averill's World Famous Wild East, West, North and Southwest Attractions and Nickabucker Circus- is soon to be in town. Parade Lincolin's Birthday. Free attractions and everything from Equestrians to Equilibrists under the Big Top in the Y Auditorium. Cossack Dancers, Arabian Pyramiders, Nerbo (Formerly N.Y. Hippo-drome) in the Dive of Death, Clowns, Clowns and a third time Clowns, Trick Cyclists, Aerial Artists, Trained Animals, including every known and guessed at variety from the Peruvian Pistachiohound to the famous Australian Ibex which flies backward to keep dust from its eyes, Baby Emma, the Two Headed Boy, Tosko the Double Boy, the Wurruld's Tallest Lady. Step right in, ladies and gen'l'men.

Oh, there's any amount besides , of attractions equal to these. Any one in the 308th who has seen aught of the preparations will tell you that it's positively the biggest National Army show ever attempted. Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb, 12 and 13, are the dates, Y Auditorium the place. And from all data that could be gathered, with practically every precinct in-this is the first National Army Circus.

 

CATHOLIC CHAPLAIN HEAD ON TOUR PRASIES UPTON

Bishops Hayes Inspects Cantonment and Confers with Chaplains.

 That Upton is far beyond the fine reputation it has over the country as one of the best camps was the assurance of the Right Rev. Patrick J. Hayes, Auxiliary Bishop of New York Catholic Church, and Catholic Chaplain General of the United States Army and Navy, during his recent visit here. He is on four months' inspection tour to the military camps and naval stations and conferred here with the Catholic Chaplains, Lieut. Thomas J. Dunne, 30th Infantry; Lieut. James J. Halligan, 308th Infantry; Lieut. John J. Sheridan, 305th F.A.; Francis W. Walsh, 307th Infantry, and Lawrence W. Bracken, Knights of Columbus Chaplain.

The Bishop was taken on a tour of the cantonment, had a half-hour interview with Gen. Johnson and lunched with Major Haskell, acting Chief of Staff.

 

306TH F.A. MARCH COMPOSED BY SOUSA

 The 306th Field Artillery has taken on a new and striking distinction with the "United States Field Artillery March" by Lieut. John Phillip Sousa, famous bandmaster, dedicated to the officers and men of the regiment. Lieut. George Friedlander, who has organized the regimental band, was largely responsible for getting the talents of the famous bandman directed along 306th lines. The old artillery song "When the Caissons Get Rolling Along," has been woven into the piece, and Secretary of the Navy Daniels encouraged the idea. The cover of the music is no less distinguished, being the work of J.E. Kelly, an eminent sculptor. The design shows an artilleryman on horseback, with "306" above the crossed cannons on a guidon.

 

BATTALION BOXING BRINGS THE DAY OF INTER-REGIMENTAL FIGHTING NEAR

306th Mitt men Fighting it Out-Tells Friend Adolphe About Big Cup Competition in 307th,

 Boxing continues a strong favorite in the Metropolitan Division, and several regiments are gradually creeping up on the regimental championship. The 306th Infantry has about reached the finals, inter-battalion semi-finals having received advancement this week. The star mittmen of the First and Second Battalions fought at the 4th and 5th Y Hut, and some fast and flaming fighting resuited with the Second Battalion winner finally, three bouts to one. Benny Leonard acted as referee, and Lieuts. Lawrence and McLear were judges. The results: 122-lb. class- Private Bartenbach, Co. C, beat Private B. Kaplan, Co. E. 135-lb- Private Lombardi, Co. C., beat Private Cresci, Co. G. 145-lb- Private J. Tiplitz, Co. G., beat Private Callahan, Co. B. 160-lb- Private Kaufman, Co. E,  beat Private Devancy, Co. C.  Heavyweight- Private Duffy, Co. F, beat Private Scully, Co. C.

 CUP AND PRIZES GIVEN HERE.

The Second Battalion, 307th Infantry, fought out the battalion championship for a beautiful trophy cup, among other fisticuff events. Louis Goodman, Co. E, has given the following account of it to his friend Adolphe, and gives Trench and Camp the privilege of printing it:

                                                                         At the Y.M.C.A., Camp Upton, L.I.

                                                                       Monday night, Feb. 4, 1918.

My Dear Friend Adolphe:

 Ven I heard dot a prize fight was going to take place, and admission for nothing, I yust vent dere so early dot I could get ah gooten seat. But to my sorrow I could not get in, as the doors were closed.

At the place vas so many peoples dot I was thinking for sure I vould not be able to see the first fight. But ven the doors opend I pushed so hard dot I found myself sitting 5 rows in front of the stage.

The muzik started to play, Den Benny Lemonade said I vill tell you who is ah better fighter.

The muzik stoped, den two rel fighters step on the stage, and some one said in dis corner is Gilligan of Company E and dot corner is Brofy of Company F. Ven I heard dot Gilligans name I knew dot someting vas going to happen. Vat should I tell you? The fighters said Hello, and right avay far noting Gilligan hit Brofy. Vell dot started the whole trouble. The vistle blew and dey stopped. Den dey started again. Gilligan got so mad dot he knocked Brofy down, who forgot to get up. The band began to play and the Irish loafer walked off from the stage and all the peoples clapped their hands.

The vistle blew again and two big piano movers valked on the stage, and somebody said in dis corner iss Benjamin of Company H and dat corner iss Mahoney of Company E. They also said Hello, and den Mahoney gave Benjamin right in the face. Everytime Mahoney hit Benjamin he laid down and jumped up again. Diss got Mahoney mad and he gave it to him ah punch dot he forgot to get up.

The next fight vas between Silotopolsky of Compnay E and Gardinar of Company F. This vas a goot fight because both of them forgot to lay down. Everting vent vell until in the third round Soltopolsky made ah funny face at Gardinar and he got so scared dot he put up his hands and said I don't vant to fight any more.

Say, the next fight vas also a goot vone. It was so interested dot all Officers of Co. E viggled in dere seats yust as if dey had taken Epsom salts. Yeh, yeh, dot Litowitz of Co. E has goted ah left hand which fitted Dorsen's nose of Co. F. Litowitz vas dancing up and down. Dis got Bennah Lemonade so mad dot he said Mister Litowitz you are the best fighter.

And to make a goot job for Co. E dey made dot Mahoney fight a big fat fellow whose name is Sossman of Co. G. To make a long story short, Mahoney pushed dot Sossman so many times to and under the ropes dot Benny Lemonade stopped the fight and told Mahoney dot he vas the better fighter.

This fight finished all the trouble. Den Maj. Jay gave all the vinners ah silver cigarette case mit no cigarettes, and to Co. E he gve ah big cup dot if dot if it was filled mit beer it vould fill many ah thirsty heart. I forgot to tell you dot Perkel the champion bantam fight of the vorld of Co. E sprung a friend from New York; his name vas Bernstein. Dem to feller vas doing fency fighting. Dot feler Perkel also got a silver box, as dere vas vone who wanted to give him ah real fight. Do you know who vas the whole trouble from dis fight? Dot vas Lt. Fields of Co. E. Dot feller vas showing all the fighters from Co. E how to win.

Adolphe: If ever Co. E is going to fight again, don't forget to bet. You positively vill vin.

Regrettin dot the Kaiser vas not here to recieve some of the knockout vallops, I remain, your friend,

                          LOOIE.

 

MACHINE GUN RATTLE

305th

 An orchestra is in the process of construction and promises to be a corker. The boys in this battalion are also working hard to stage a show at the Y hut, Fifth and Eighth. Private Liebling, Company B, and Corpl. Collins, a pianist and tenor, are forming a quartet that will be second to none.

Headquarters Company and Medical Detachment played a game of indoor baseball out of doors last week which ended in a tie.

Corpl. Schmidt, the orchestra leader of Company A, rendered some very beautiful selections on the violin last Sunday evening at the Y hut, Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street, and was accompanied on the piano by Private West of Company C. They answered to eight encores from the audience.

 

306TH

 A tug-of-war between Companies A and B is scheduled for Saturday night and promises to be some battle. The boxing tailor of Company A is scheduled for a return bout with his sparring partner for this night also. A sporting editor is to be appointed by each company by each company in all three battalions and all news forwarded to E. G. Riegel, physical director at Y hut at Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street every week and he will publish the news in Trench and Camp.

The basketball teams are now battling for the championship in their battalions, being quite far advanced. A boxing tournament is in the process of organizing six different weights and promises to be full of pep. We are very pleased to say that Benny Leonard is again on the job giving lessons.

 

MME. BERNARD SINGS.

 The 19th Y Hut was jammed for a concert by Mme. Ernestine Bernard and the Depot Brigadiers showed hearty appreciation of her splendid singing. Private Holt, 12th Company, 152d Depot Brigade, brought Mme. Holt here.

 308TH INFANTRY

Company C.

 An interesting manual of arms competition in the fourth platoon went to Col. Frank Hogan, and the showing of the platoon as a whole was so good that Lieut. Schobeck has challenged any other platoon in the company.

There's one chap gets the goat of mine,  Just he and he alone:

He rubbed the "B" clear off the sign

That said "No Brooms to loan."

Who, oh who, would not be a top sergeant? Our top, Charles E. Brroks waits till the mess line-up is the longest, then walks gracefully past it and takes his place at the front, not forgetting the merry "Ha."

FROM COMPANY C.

Private Callahan has been given up fighting in the ring. Not another glove will he put on. He's married.

After reading "Dessert Gold," Corpl. Treakle has entered the engineering school. Is there any connection corporal?

Sergt. Bonaventure got "Good Luck" from everybody before leaving.

Corp. Korn is handy at showing the ladies the Points of the Perfect Non-Com.

As a soldier Private Graham is some actor. He was formerly with the Hippodrome and can impersonate 'em all.

Corp. Merolla's song when receiving a pass: "All the camp will be jell-us of me-hee!"

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NOTES FROM THE ENGINEERS

 Company F has long labored under the classification of "Rough Neck." So was Edison when he was young, and Company F is fast assuming Edison-like attributes. They sure did pull a new one of the rest of the regiment. This weeks contribution to science of invention consists of the "pie-pool."  Any solider caught using profanity contributes one cent to the pool. Every time this pool reaches 30 cents a rush is made to the regimental exchange for the pie. This makes the pie-pool. The exchange officer  reports a large increase in the pie business without any noticeable decrease in the regimental cussing. So the system works well and recommendation is made that other companies follow suit.

Speaking of Company F, they used to be a rough looking lot until the powers that be decided that no solider would be sloppy looking if he only could see himself as others see him. Hence the large and beautiful mirror in the hallway of the barracks.

Sergt. Ryder, Company D, came across with a rush last week and is now master engineer, junior grade. He hates to leave Company D, even for this new job, but is determined to go the limit. Ye scribe understands that there are other opening for active young men who desire to rise.

The regimental practice march on Monday was well attended, The 1st battalion reached the rendezvous first, but they had half a mile less to go than the 2d Battalion. Dinner was served out at Cross Roads 72, south of the rifle range. The regiment returned to camp in a body, solving a tactical problem. The whole march was enjoyed as a welcome change from trench digging and no man fell out in the whole march of over ten miles. That is the same record and one which the regiment should be proud of. With the will to do, as in the case of the engineers, hard work is a pleasure. The satisfaction of a long, hard march lasts long after the discomforts are forgotten.

The provisional Battalion of the 11th Engineers is still with us, though they are fast rounding into shape for France. We wish we wee going right with you brothers.

Soon we will be the only engineer regiment in camp. The 65th Regiment of Engineers is being formed here too. They are the "Thanks" not the old fashioned kind that we knew in civil life, but modern fighting tanks, like the Britains that visited us last month. This is a most interesting service and one that appeals to many.

In this collection ye scribe extends his congratulations to Sergt. F.W. Berry, Company C, who has just been commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 55th Engineers. We expect soon to see him climb all obstacles, like the Britannia did out at the machine gun emplacements. More power to you, Lieutenant.

The following well merited promotions have been announced in Company F, 302d Engineers: From Sergeant to Sergeant first class, Arthur S. Jungdahl and William McHogan; from Corporals to Sergeants, David Solomon, William J. Kane and Louis Doerr; from privates first class to Corporals, John X. O'Connor, William F. Reid, Meyer Willett, Harry Wiander, George Ufland and Ernest L. Tarof.                     ESSAYONS!

 

YOUNGEST BANDMASTER LEADS IN FINE STYLE

Sergt. Nord's Baton Wielded by Little Tot in Full Officer's Regalia.

 Tiny Isadore Hausner, six-year-old nephew of Louis Hausner, Company K, 307th Infantry, came down to visit his soldier uncle Sunday in his smart new officer's uniform, barracks cap and all. Uncle Louis brought him over to hear the band concert at the Y.M.C.A., 5th and 8th, and Izzie entered right into the spirit of the fine music that the 307th is so justly famed for producing. Bandmaster Nord saw talent in little "Captian" Hausner and insisted that Isadore take his place as leader. So the little chap took Sergt. Nord's baton, and in the most annoyed manner led the band in playing "Homeward Bound." In perfect time and with all proper flourishes the new band leader carried off the honors to the delight of the audience, and Sergt. Nord from his seat in the crowd applauded approvingly. But at the close of the selection, after a bo to the audience in response to their applause the tiny but proud "Captain" surrendered his place and the band finished a most delightful programme that was thoroughly enjoyed by soldiers and visitors. Izzie will long remember his trip to Camp Upton and the proud day on which he led the finest military band in New York State, and his playmates will realize that they knew a celebrity.

 

CAMP VAUDEVILLIANS TO REGISTER NAMES

Through Local Booking Agency, Talent will Be Furnished for Shows.

 The Billboard and Variety wish to have the names and addresses of all professional entertainers now in Camp Upton, so that they can supply you with copies of their publications weekly. File your name, act and present addresses with the Social Secretary of the Fifth and Eighth Y Hut, Mr. J.E. Grunert, and call there for weekly for your papers.

Under Mr. Grunert's direction, Henry Grossman (Henry Brown) of the 307th Infirmary is organizing an N.V.A. local booking agency, which when it has all the camp talent listed, will be in position to furnish "Y" huts and the company shows with star professional acts in full wardrobe and with all necessary properties. It will also be of great advantage to the artists themselves, as they will only be called upon to appear at certain intervals, instead of working several times the same evening, as some of them are now called on to do. As soon as a large enough number of former White Rats register a get-together will be arranged and officials of the N.V.A. organization from New York invited to camp to meet the boys and talk old times over the festive board.

 

TEN THOUSAND SOLDIERS GAPE AND GASP AT ARRAY OF BROADWAY STARS IN CAMP

George Cohen Leads in "Over There"-More Entertainment Than Long Island Ever Saw in History-Brought Here By Major's Women's Committee.

By C. M'D Pallen,

K. of C. Secretary.

 The whole camp is still re-echoing in praise and admiration for the galaxy of actresses and actors who so generously and willingly came down into the wilds of Long Island to amuse and cheer the boys who are waiting the word to go "over there." They were some stars that lit up the hearts and made happy the minds of more then 10,000 of the company's lucky boys who jammed three Y.M.C.A. huts of the auditorium and the K. of C. auditorium, to be treated  to one of the greatest entertainments ever witnessed by anybody anywhere, Broadway not excepted. To Mrs. William Randolph Hearst and the Mayor's Women Committee the heartfelt thanks of every man in camp is gratefully extended for the very big part they played in getting together the brilliants and bringing them down on a special train. They were met by automobiles Gen. Johnson provided for the occasion.

After a repast in the Officer's Hostess House and a few short words of greeting from the commanding General, the first of the group proceeded to K. of C. Hall, where an eager crowd of over 300 officers and about 1,800 soldiers greeted them with vociferous cheers.

The Knights were honored with the presence of Mrs. Hearst, Mrs. Nelson Herrick Henry, Mrs. Lewis Nixon, Mrs. Jullian Gerard, Mr. Hearst, Gen. Johnson and staff, who occupied front seats. Soldiers packed the hall to the rafters. They players  after their appearance in one building, were swiftly transported by waiting cars to their next scheduled place. This scheme worked successfully and all sections were given an opportunity of seeing the show.

                                                       The Line-Up of Stars.

Hal Ford, from "Oh, Boy," was the first on the bill, and after he had rendered several of the popular songs from that successful musical comedy the audience realized that they were in for an evening of the very finest that Broadway could send.

The ever popular favorites William Rock and Frances White brought forth round after round of applause and nothing wohld satisfy untuk diminutive and chic Frances sang "Mississippi." The boys all sang it with her.

Two of vaudeville's best known stars, Lillian Lorraine and Jack Norworth, were the next to give their favorite songs and stunts, and then Harry Watson gave his funniest of funny skits, in which the best stunt, at least the one that the boys liked best, was the slugging match that had the crowd laughing uproariously and wondering how anybody could take such wallops and still live.

Fay Marbe, one of "Oh, Boy's" bestest, followed with several songs that were all favorites, and then that clever young singer Carl Randall from "Oh, Lady, Lady" terpschored in graceful curves, till he could respond no more to the constant urging for encores.

Favorite of all favorites was beloved and well known over the entire world George M. Cohan. George himself and more himself than ever, because here he was right with the boys for whom he has written songs and plays that have always been their favorites. It was with more than his accustomed pep and vigor that he rendered "Over There."

Lovely Carol Mc Comas from the "Oh, Lady, Lady" company, was then brought before the curtain for many an encore and was followed th most famous of all prision breakers, Harry Houdini. He was watched closely so that if any one is caught by the Huns and put behind bars he'll know how to break out and get back to their own lines.

 Constance Binney, a pretty name and a far prettier girl who is nightly bowing to the applause of Broadway crowds in "Oh, Lady, Lady," danced with all that rare skill and grace that is the gift of the real artist. She had such a good time that she volunteered to come again, and when she was seen in New York after her performance she asked to "Give the boys her love."

Favorites all over the country were the next pair, Van Schenck, from the Midnight Frolic, and that they hold a big place in the hearts of the boys down here was evident before they even opened their mouths for their first number. They were followed by that screaming pair from the Midnight Frolic, Brennan and Savoy.

Last but by far not least  where those two pretty and charming sisters Vivian and Rose Duncan from "Doing Our Bit," and they did, and then some.

 

154TH INF. BRIGADE STEPS TO FOOTLIGHTS

Plays Under Rehearsal in 307th and 308th Have Felt Spotlight.

 The 154th Infantry Brigade is coming to front these days in fine style. What with the 308th Hippodrome show last Sunday, and their parade up New York's Fifth Avenue on Monday, and the bog circus they are pulling off the 12th and 13th, in the 307th Infantry the cracking company shows being put on almost nightly, these dough boys are certainly beginning to shine. Another feature attraction that this brigade soon is to offer will be a series of dramatic offerings to be staged at the 5th and 8th hut. The first of these will be put on by Company A of the 308th Infantry and is a camp life someday written and produced by Private Prunnere of Company A.

The parts are being taken by Company A men. Private Henry Grossman, now attached to the 307th Infirmary, is coaching the production of another playlet comedy. "The Henpecked Husband," and with this will present a strong camp professional talent musical review. Still another play is under rehearsal at the "Y" and its cast promise that "Copy" will make a big hit with the boys. If interested in things dramatic get in touch with J.E. Grunert, Social Secretary, 5th and 8th "Y." He plans to put on a sketch every week or so.

This hut expects to have soon a full equipment of stage settings, curtains, wardrobe and props.

 

TWO SIGNALLER BATTALIONS EXCHANGE COURTESIES.

 Relations between the two Signal Battalions in camp-the 302d and the 321st-are constantly being made more friendly by inner-battalion affairs-entertainments and games. One of the recent affairs was a basketball game in which the 302d Wigwaggers beat their brethren, 31 to 25. The playing of A. Flannagan and Joe Thompson, 321st and that of C. Cottrell and H. Schoen, 302d, was noteworthy. Lieut. Carter, 321st refereed. The Line up: 321st-Forwards, Flanagan and Litzinger; guards, Evans and Thompson; centre, Meeker. 302d-Forwards, Thomas and Cottrell; guards, Cannon and Cramer; centre, Schoen.

 

HOW ABOUT YOU?

 Miss M. Black, No. 463 54th Street, Brooklyn, wants to secure a 24 volume set of the books issued by the Alexander Hamilton Institute in connection with their course. If you have a set, or know of one that could be secured second hand, communicate with Miss Brown. She is very anxious to get a set of the books, and some soldier she thinks might own a set that he can't use now.

 

RED CROSS WILL HELP SOLDIER FAMILIES

 To those men of Camp Upton whose allotments have been delayed, or held up for some reason, the Red Cross here is eager and ready to extend financial aid to their families, who may be in need of assistance. John B. Pruyan, who is the director of the work at this cantonment, wants all those men who wish this aid to simply tell their story to their company commanders and he will be glad. If theirs is a needy case, to have help given to their families at once.

 

AL'S SAFFRON FLIVVER IS "RUSTED AND LONE"

 Al, the Y.M.C.A.'s service-bar wearing captain of flivvers, has gone. The lure of the city was too much, and the yellow curtained little car that did his chauffeur bdding over miles and miles of Upton road since the beginnings of camp is rusted and lonely. Al's full name is Alfred Lange. He had probably a wider acquaintance in camp than any other one man. Every one from all parts of the camp- Depot Brigade Lieutenants to 305th privates-knew his saffron autobus and his progress along the boulevards was always a local triumph. Lange was a regular outfit during the Spanish-American War. Hence the bars. He served the Y.M.C.A. as the chauffeur of Mr. W. Eugene Kimball , who left recently to take charge of the business administration of the Y's Eastern department.

 

FOUR-MINUTE MEN.

 Camp Upton has a large number of officer and men who are doing service as "Four Minute Men." The object of the "Minuters" is to help Government efforts of various kinds by speeches of four-minute length, between moving picture reels at company entertainments and gatherings of any sort.

 

NOW CAPT. GLICK.

 It's now Capt. Frank Glick since the athletic aide to Gen. Johnson received a commission to that rank. Fourteen other division athletic directors were commissioned by the War Department at the same time.

 

LARGE GIFT FOR 307TH FROM BOSTON NEGROES

Auditorium Fund Boosted and Address Given by Woman Bringing Check.

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A gift of $4,550 from the Negroes of Boston was cheered with enthusiasm by the Buffaloes (367th Infantry)recently when a check for that amount was handed Col. Moss by Mrs. Butler R. Wilson. Mrs. Wilson is the wife of a prominent colored lawyer of Boston, and delivered a splendid patriotic address to the men of Col. Moss's regiment. The donation is for the benefit of the new auditorium, where the address was delivered. Singing of that already famous Buffalo variety was part of the programme. Bishop Hayes of the Catholic Church of New York was an honor visitor.

The big 367th auditorium on Third Avenue is being used constantly and will be formally dedicated soon with a noteworthy programme, including a speech by some men high in public life.

 

MOVIES FLICKERLESS

 The soldier-patrons of the Y hut at  Second Avenue and 7th Street have much appreciated the flawless way in which the moving picture performances are run. The satisfaction due to efficient handling of the fils is due to the efforts of Private Van Pelt and his able assistant, Private Fish, both of the 307th Ambulance Company. Both men make considerable sacrifice of time and trouble to keep the machine in perfect adjustment, and running five reels through on a warm night in an asbestos booth is no cinch.

 

AMBULANCE MEN WIN.

 A long delayed basketball game between the 302d Ammunition Train and 305th Ambulance Corps was well worth waiting for, the teams being very evenly matched. The game ended with the stretcher brigade ahead, 23 to 17. It was on the K. of C. Hall Court. The line-ups: Ammunition Train-Forwards, Doyle and Canter; guards, Cleary and Steinberg; centre, McLoughlin. 305th Ambulance-Forwards, Henry and Hanna; guards, Shoe and Finney; centre, Martin.

 

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