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March 4, 1919

March 4, Vol. 2, No. 22

           

First Troops of 77th Come Back

 

            The first men of the Seventy-seventh Division to come back from fighting in France to their old training camp arrived last week, with a splendid record. They were 148 men and six officers of the 302nd Trench Mortar Battery, under command of Capt. Samuel J Reid.  There were ninety Man in the outfit who left with the battery from this camp in April of last year and four of the officers, including Capt. Reid, were in the organization when it was first formed in September, 1917 of green drafted men who didn't know the difference between a trench mortar and a skirmish line.

            Now they're back, hardened and seasoned veterans of fighting along the Vesle, in the Argonne and elsewhere. They were unable to use the medium type trench mortar but instead took over captured German 77 and 105 millimeter howitzers. They were able to get plenty of ammunition from the supplies which the Germans left in their retreat. The battery reported that the balance of the Seventy-seventh is preparing to embark and can be expected here by the last of March.

 

Personnel Men Named For Clerks’ Job

            Sixty non-coms of the camp personnel adjutant’s detachment are to be recommended for appointment as field clerks, it was announced recently from Maj. Nicholls’ headquarters.

The position of field Clark carries a salary of $1,200 a year, quarters and medical attention and the uniform is that of an officer minus the insignia and braid on the sleeves.

 

SERVICES FOR 27th DIVISION

            Arrangements are being completed whereby special religious services will be held in the   Camp Chapel, while the 27th Division is in this Camp. As usual there will be a special Protestant communion service every Sunday morning at 7:30 AM in the Chapel, at which all are invited.

            John W. Jacobs of the Brotherhood of St. Andrews will be stationed here during the period of demobilization of the Division and will be pleased to have any of the members of this society as well as others interested in this work call on him at the Chapel.

            There Will also be a rector in Camp during the 27th’s stay at Upton.

 

CENTRAL SCHOOL GROWING

            The Central School at Second Avenue and Twelfth Street, is growing rapidly. The attendance is now over one hundred a day. There are classes in stenography, typewriting, all commercial subjects, Spanish, French and English, free to all enlisted men.

            The school for moving-picture operators is now open and classes are being held every afternoon and evening. The demand for operators is said to be considerable. Expert instruction is offered in the school free of charge.

 

PRINCESS PAT’S VETERAN SHOWS REAL WAR DOG

            Lieutenant Jack Monroe, former heavyweight pugilist who enlisted in the Canadian Princess Pats in 1914 has been in Upton recently and addressed audiences at the Liberty Theatre. The famous regiment of which Lieutenant Monroe is one of the few survivors had fifteen thousand men passed through as replacements after the original outfit was practically wiped out. His right arm hangs useless as the result of the severing of the principle motor  nerve by a bullet. With the Lieutenant, was his collie dog, Bobbie Burns, Princess Pats’ mascot who was gassed and received a medal for heroism.

 

 

4nd Infantrymen Take Two-Day Hike To Ocean Summer Resort

            The 42nd Infantry last week opened the Smith’s Point season informally. Smith’s Point is the bathing annex to Camp Upton, much used during last year's torrid season by soldiers here. The 42nd is the kind of an outfit that recks little of weather conditions however and even though the calendar says winter is still here hiked, tout ensemble, to the Point. It was a two day party. The soldiers slept in the old hotel which during the summer was a recreation and canteen center. That is, as many as could find accommodations did. The others bunked in pup tents and on the porch.

            A Big party was held in the hotel in the evening. Ten boxing bouts were staged, as an event in the camp regimental tournament and the band furnished entertainment. Rations were taken along I'm prepared in the hotel kitchen by the company cooks. Col. Osmun Latrobe led his boys in the expedition.

 

 

AGRICULTURE WILL BE TAUGHT HERE

            Plans are under way to start an agricultural school in Upton for giving courses in scientific farming to those men who wish to take advantage of the excellent farm propositions offered to discharge soldiers by both State and Federal agencies. M. M. Hoover, Y Educational Secretary, expects to establish these classes in connection with the Central School at Second Avenue and Twelfth Street. The instructors will be from the Long Island School of Agriculture at Farmingdale, which has been furnishing lectures on farm topics in camp for the past two months.

            Lectures will be given on soils, poultry raising, gardening, probably bee-keeping and other lines of agricultural work helpful to would be farmers. Definite announcement as to the courses and the time of the classes will be given later. No charge, of course, will be made for the instruction.

 

 

Troop Tide Ebbs And Flows Here

            The tides of troops which ebbs and flows through the railroad terminal here has been functioning, as tides will, during the last week. Thousands have gone, but other thousands have come in to take their place. Nearly the entire 369th Infantry has been either mustered or transferred.  The 368th Infantry went to Camp Meade for discharge, and other smaller units have broken up and their members secured the honorable discharge paper. On one day, to counterbalance, nearly five thousand more men of the 92nd Division arrives. The 365th Infantry, sanitary train and headquarters of the 183rd Brigade were included.

 

 

After Many Trials Are Made Citizens

            One hundred and twenty-five more right arm bearing wound chevrons went up in Upton naturalization court last week in an oath of allegiance to the United States. The affiants were returned man and some of them were obtaining citizenship papers after numerous attempts since being in the army. It was the fourth try for Max Gorfien, A Russian- born private of Company D, 326th Infantry. When he was drafted from New York over a year ago he was on the point of getting his papers here when his transfer came to Camp Gordon. When his division, the 82nd, was here to embark for France Gorfien tried again but this attempt was not successful to go overseas. His third trial was interrupted by orders sending his unit into action in the Argonne. Two other New York lads had had similar experiences: Abe Rubin, Company C, 325th Infantry and Max Wizeman, Company D, 317th Machine Gun Battalion.

            One of the new citizens, Patrick Lee, of Company C, 165th Infantry, the old Fighting Sixty-ninth had been in the trenches from February 2nd to October 14th, 1917. He was wounded at Verdun. Lee has been in the United States six years. Supreme Court Justice Joseph Morschauser presided over this last session of the court. It is to be held every two weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concert By 368th Band Goes Big With Crowd

            The Y. M. C. A. Auditorium was over-run by lovers of the jazz and other forms of concert band music recently when the announcement went a bride that Lieutenant A. Jack Thomas and his famous music producers of the 368th colored infantry were booked to appear. The organization had been heard before but the reception was not a whit less enthusiastic. Lieut.  Thomas’ where shows in the accurate reading of several pretentious overtures and marches and in the jazzing realm the 368th proved supreme. His “Marche Triomphant” dedicated to the victorious allied armies was on the program.

 

 

77TH TO HAVE SOCIETY

            The friendships formed through the weeks of battle in the Argonne and along the Meuse are not to be necessarily broken after the men of the Seventy-seventh Division are discharged from the service. A Seventy-seventh Division Association has been formed, with Maj. Spencer F. Weaver head of the executive Committee, and it is probable a clubhouse will be secured. Every man who went overseas with the Seventy-seventh Division is eligible to membership.

 

TAKE BIG PANORAMA HERE

            The Davis Publishing Company of Camp Dix had a representative here during the past week taking a big panorama picture of the camp. A platform was erected on the headquarters hill tower, from which the camera was slang about to take in a large area. Pictures of the commander, Gen. Nicholson, and of the late Gen. Bell will be inset in the picture.

 

 

Chance To Study Mechanics

            An opportunity is offered Upton men to fit themselves for positions as auto mechanics, chauffeurs, salesmen and garagemen through Philadelphia Mechanical and Electrical School, 614-618 Brown and 720-724 Marshall Streets, Philadelphia. Literature descriptive of the opportunities will be available through the employment service headquarters, 341 Upton boulevard.

 

Famous Pianist Here In Concert

            Edwin Hughes, A pianist of international reputation play several groups of numbers in a recent Sunday concert brought to the Y. M. C. A. Auditorium by Charles D. Isaacson, music editor of the “New York Globe.” Mr. Hughes introduced several of the compositions of John Field, the Irish composer of the last mid-century, Mr. Isaacson reading a short account of Mr. Field’s interesting life as an Irish Composer in Russia.

 

Personnel Lads Take To Dancing of Late

By SERG’T. L. C. KELLOGG

Personnel Adjutant’s Detachment

            A popular pastime with the members of the Personnel Adjutant's Detachment of late is dancing. Many of the boys are to be seen at the Hostess Houses or at the K. Of C.’s hut on the Boulevard add both the mid week and weekend dances. Among those observed showing some damsel the latest apps are Serg't Maj. Seidler, Corp’l Davis, Pvt. Van Thyn, Corp’l Moose, Serg’t Irving Epstein, Pvt. Letzer, Serg’t Maass, Serg't Maj. Wallenstein, Corp’l Ulrich, Pvt. Biophysics, Serg’t Maj. Bregstein and others too numerous to mention.

            Serg't McKee, Who is one of the oldest members of the Detachment, has just returned from a short furlough. Only recently Mac was discharged from the Base Hospital, where he was giving old Dr. Fluey a tussle. Serg't Maj. Moore and Seg’t Fertel have also returned from furloughs.

            Regt. Serg't Maj. Seidler is back again at work in the Demobilization Section at Tenth Street after being at the Hospital with the fluey. Walter, who has been in Camp almost a year, is one of the best known members of the Detachment and has worked in almost all the departments of the Camp Personnel Office. Before coming to Camp, Serg't Maj. Seidler, who, by the way, is the oldest sergeant major in Point of service in the Detachment, worked for the International News Service.

            Evidently Serg't Manitsky, who claims to be the shortest sergeant in the Detachment, intends to open a fruitstand after he receives his discharge from the service. Hardly a day passes that this little, stocky, black haired typist and steno, is not seen eating an apple, orange or some other fruit.

            Of late Corp’l Talabac has been bemoaning the fact that he has to content himself with smoking cigars of an inferior grade. Before coming to Camp, the Corp’l was an interpreter for the Government and worked on Ellis Island. In the course of his duties it was necessary for him to go down the bay and meet the large transatlantic liners. In this way Pandely got acquainted with many of the stewards of the ocean greyhounds, who have a reputation of smoking big black cigars composed of foreign tobacco.

            Looking after discharges of men who have put in claims from the various organizations in Camp has kept Serg’t Maj. Lewis extremely busy lately. Notwithstanding this fact, Charles finds time to write a few letters most every night at the Hostess House.

            Since receiving his new chevrons as Battalion Sergeant Major, our friend Schmuckler has been observed eating a great many of his meals at the K. Of C. In view of the fact that his new rating carries with it considerably more money, it is no wonder that Schmuckler enjoys indulging in the delicacies of the season.

            Since working in the Billeting Office, Serg't Eddie Hock is becoming very fond of crullers. It is the custom of late to hand out coffee and crullers to the soldiers as they come off the trains at the terminal.

            Since the opening of the new J. W. B. building, Pvt. 1st Cl. Abraham has been spending a great deal of his spare time keeping a chair warm.

            Serg't Otto Schmidt has been leading the life of “Reilly” of late. The reason for this was due to the fact that Otto’s eyes have given him a little trouble and it was necessary for him to take a trip over t the Base Hospital and have the Dr. Put some drops in his blue lamps.

            Serg't Henry Ash is enjoying a short furlough. Henry recently left the Base Hospital, where was confined following an attack of the fluey. While on his leave of absence the Sergeant has been given orders to purchase the prizes for the chess tournament which was held recently at the J. W. B. building.

 

 

AT-TEN-SHUN!

            An opportunity to the boys at Y-hut 31, corner 11th Street and 2nd Avenue.

            Do you know that exercise is too the body what friction is to metal. The latter Will rust if not used, and the body will become diseased if not exercised.

            Every morning at 11 o'clock come around, take off your hat and coat, fall in.

            Watch your muscles grow.

                        See you in the morning,

                                    STROH,

                                    Physical Director.

 

Red Cross Enlarges Work At Upton Centered At Convalescent House

            Upton’s Red Cross Organization is having the busiest days and it's history here, with the activities at the base hospital convalescent house increasing daily. Major L. A. Gillette, Camp field director, has moved his headquarters from the center of camp to the base and a number of new workers have been taken on to handle new entertainment and other enlarged programs. At the Base, One of the important field is in the wards where to workers visit the convalescing wounded and find out needs and means by which the Red Cross can be of help. Many soldiers have received nothing except casual pay for some months because of having moved about in France and England from hospital to hospital, with their records always a lap or so behind them. Some are unable to buy toilet requisites— shaving cream, razors, toothbrushes, etc. The Red Cross has furnace thousands of these articles without cost. Nothing is sold. Captain A. F. Lowe who was for nine months with the Foyer de Soldats in France, Captain H. St. John Herfurth who was five months in France with the Red Cross and Captain E. A. Follette, are the War visitors. Captain E. G. Wood is the associate field director and is in charge of hospital service which includes the furnishing of woolen articles— six, sweaters and helmets—to medical corps men and patients.

            Conducting entertainments in the convalescent house has become one of the noteworthy contributions of the Red Cross at the Base. In charge of the movies, Bonneville, boxing, organization of what orchestras other work is Captain P. W. Stevens who served in the French artillery. He was gassed at Verdun in August, 1917. For seven months he was with the American aviation abroad, as an observer.

            Miss Alice Gordon, for nine years a social service expert in Hanneman Hospital, New York, is in charge of the social service network. Miss Marjorie Wilkes, American Library Association and Miss Nell Conway, War Camp Community Service our other members of the staff.

            The Red Cross has painted and furnished a barrack in the convalescent Center for the use of the men there. Another of its pieces of service is the conduct of a visitors’ house at the base where friends and relatives of patients if they are in urgent need navy teen accommodations.

            At a recent meeting of welfare workers at the Base the entire field of service there was gone over and responsibility apportioned to the various organizations—Y. M. C. A., Knights of Columbus, Y. W. C. A., Jewish Welfare Board, War Camp Community Service, National Catholic War Council and the others. The Y. M. C. A. already has a hut at the hospital and the Knights of Columbus plan to equip another one.

Y MEN GO ON TRAINS

            Y. M. C. A. secretaries from the transportation department of the organization in New York are sent on all Troop trains from Upton now, announces Hermon E. Eldredge, general Y secretary in Camp. There are large shipments of troops to other camp's for Discharge and Red Triangle secretaries are aboard to provide certain comfort and entertainment.

            At several large horse sales Uncle Sam has been disposing of the horses and mules quartered at the Camp Remount Depot.  The above picture was taken at one of the recent “Horse Fairs.”

 

 

CONTRIBUTE TO CARRY ON

            Recognition of Corp’l Arthur Wakeling’s recent story of reconstruction work at Camp Upton was recently reviewed by him in the form of a commission from Col. Frank Billings, Surgeon General’s Office, to prepare a similar article for “Carry On,” the official magazine of reconstruction. Col. Billings is in charge of all the great work of up building wounded soldiers. Corp’l Jack Callahan was also similarly recognized and is preparing a cartoon on reconstruction for “Carry On.”

 

DEMOBILIZATION POLICY

            The policy of the War Department concerning demobilization has been outlined in a letter from the Chief of Staff to Congressman Mann, of Illinois:

            The letter, in part, follows:

            “The War Department studied The question of the mobilization very carefully before adopting any policy. Two needs of the country were kept constantly in mind: First, The resumption as rapidly as possible of the normal industrial life of the country, and, second, replacement there any of individuals in the military forces  and in occupations but ended upon cessation of hostilities.  The War Department give serious consideration to the plan of making the order of discharge depend on the availability of industrial positions to which the individual soldier may return as opposed to the plan of disbanding complete organizations in order of their availability for discharge.

            “The former plan was deemed impracticable. It would have involved the processes of appraising the years of each soldier as a separate unit, endeavoring to compare has individual rights to discharge with the rights of all others, and marshaling the priorities accordingly. Even if the likelihood of obtaining employment has been considered by classes, such as farmers, metal workers, municipal employees, etc., it would have been necessary to consider further the relative demand for each class in each separate section.  The preliminary investigation necessary to an equitable determination of such a schedule, if practicable at all under present conditions in this country, would have delayed all demobilization beyond reason.

            “On the other hand, disbandment of complete military units could be and was immediately begun. In this way the military situation with safe guarded and at the same time demobilization was accelerated. If a cross section of industrial or agricultural class discharges had been at once cut across all military organizations, the integrity and efficiency of every unit  would have been destroyed at the outset, to the confusion of orderly procedure and retardation of the whole demobilization program.

            “The determined principle is that all of our soldiers who services are no longer needed are entitled to discharge. The method adopted, it is believed, will accomplish that result with least delay, and without favor to those who may have influential friends to intercede for or to take up their cases individually with the War Department.

            “The military situation and the actual mechanism of demobilization necessitate the retention in the service for the present of a considerable number of men trained or fitted to do the work required. It is doubtless difficult for these individuals to reconcile themselves to being discharged. But from this on there is no escape. For them the emergency is not ended, although the stimulation and excitement of active warfare are over.

            “Certain large units organized for oversea service were promptly demobilized en bloc, and during that process the daily discharges ran well over 30,000. In this connection, attention is invited to the discontent caused in England by the fact that the demobilization of the United States troops had proceeded so much more expeditiously than the demobilization of the British.

            “Such results would have been simply impossible had it been attempted to discharge immediately every soldier who made individual application on industrial grounds. There are hundreds of thousands of men now returned to their families, home communitess, and industrial employment who might not have been released for months if the War Department had attempted to inaugurate a scheme of demobilization based largely upon individual requests for individual discharge. The absorption of of these men into the General life of the country—their return to productive employment—has assisted in the permanent revitalization of industrial life and has expedited the return of the country to its normal peacetime conditions.

            “While the War Department realize the impracticability of discharging and I live of between three and four million men under a scream based primarily upon individual applications for discharge, yet the  need of some elasticity in the scheme of demobilization was always recognized.

            “It is recognized that a certain amount of complaint and just content is inevitable. The soldier who sees his neighbor leave while he is held is sometimes inclined to overlook the relative reasons therefor and declare himself a victim of negligence and incompetence. Criticism was to be expected because of the conflicting interests of hundreds of thousands of individuals, each naturally intent on his own case alone. The accomplishment of this enormous number of discharges is a task of technical complexity, requiring patience and broad vision.

            “The statement has just been made on the floor of the House of Representatives that the orders for demobilization of the army were not being carried out in good faith, and that officers failed to grant applications for discharge, because, by reducing the force under them, they would lose their commissions, and that some of these officers wish to keep a large number of men in the service in order to make their jobs more important and more permanent.

It is the purpose of the War Department to release all members and our temporary forces in this country except those who services are essential to the administration of our demobilization and Convalescent centers, ports of debarkation, supply depots, garrisoned posts and stations along the Mexican border and in our insular possessions.

            “The only question is how this demobilization can be done in the promptest, fairest and most efficient manner. Where individual requests for discharges have not been granted in the past, such refusals have been based upon considerations of the greatest good for the greatest number.

            “It is believed that under the present instructions all applications for immediate individual discharge which possess merit will be approved, and that from now on the men in this country still remaining in units will be discharged largely as individuals to enable them to resume employment where positions are waiting for them.

            “I have written at this way because I wish to make it clear that demobilization is not proceeding haphazardly, but in accordance with a very definite and considered policy, and

the War Department feels certain that as time passes and the matter is more thoroughly understood and the fax become completely know the country will become convinced that the demobilization was conducted in an efficient and well-planned manner.”

 

 

Equitable Distribution Of Trophies Captured During War Is Proposed

            How proud the home folks are of the men who fought for their country is shown by the fact that there is hardly a village in the land which has not been bombarded it's Congressman and Senators with applications for trophies captured from the Germans. It has been almost as much of a problem in awarding the trophies as it has been to demobilize the Army.

            Representative Brodbeck, of Pennsylvania, seems to have conceived a better proposition than the introduction of a separate bill to please each supplicant town and village.  He proposes, in H. R. 14105, that there shall be an equitable distribution of captured war devices and trophies to the states and territories and the District of Columbia, pro rata as the total number of men serving from each state, territory and District of Columbia is to the total number of men serving from all states, territories and the District.

            He would so distribute all cannon, gun carriages, machine guns, minenwerfers, mortars, bomb throwers, flamethrowers, gas projectors, and other ward devices and trophies captured by our Armed Forces from the Armed Forces of Germany and allied nations, with the exception of such as may be required for experimental purposes or for actually used by the Armed Forces of the United States and the further exception of such of the devices aforementioned as may be required for display or for monumental purposes in Arlington national cemetery and in other national cemeteries, national parks, and national monuments wheresoever situated.

            In Italy The suggestion has been made that the military authorities should give a number of Austrian cannon captured by the Italians to make church bells to replace those removed by the enemy.

 

 

Colleges To Admit Men As “War Specials”

            Many colleges throughout the country will readmit returning soldiers as “War Specials.” In this way it is planned to permit men who were forced to quit their studies, to take up the work where they left off. They can re-enter at any time.

            The following List of those institutions, any of which will send full details, was sent out by the War Department:

            University of Alabama, University, Ala.

            University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz.

            University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.

            Pomona College, Claremont, Cal.

            College of the Pacific, San Jose, Cal.

            Leland Stanford Junior University, Stanford University, Cal.

            University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.

            Colorado Agricultural College, Fort Collins, Col.

            (Will admit on suggested basis to courses in science, agriculture, and engineering, and to courses in veterinary medicine under limit fixed by United States Bureau of Animal Industry.

            Trinity College, Hartford, Ct.

            Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla.

            University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

            Georgia School of Technology, Atlanta, Ga.

            Carthage College, Carthage, Ill.

            St. Ignatius College, Loyola University, Chicago, Ill.

            Eureka College, Eureka, Ill.

            Illinois College, Jacksonville, Ill.

            Northwestern College, Naperville, Ill.

            Bradley Polytechnic Institute, Peoria, Ill.

            University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.

            (Definite action not yet had by University Senate. Would probably accept individuals pending such action.)

            James Millikin University, Decatur, Ill.

            Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind.

            Hanover College, Hanover, Ind.

            Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, Ames, Iowa.

            Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa.

            Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa.

            Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kan.

            Cooper College, Sterling, Kan.

            Center College, Danville, Ky.

            Georgetown College, Georgetown, Ky.

            Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La.

            Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, La.

            (With certain limitations.)

            Louisiana College, Pineville, La.

            Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

            Tufts College, Tufts College, Mass.

            Clark College, Worcester, Mass.

            Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass.

            Meridian College, Meridian, Mass.

            Park College, Parksville, Mo.

            Drury College, Springfield, Mo.

            University of Montana, Missoula, Mont.

            University of Nevada, Reno, Nev.

            University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.

 

 

SECOND ARMY CORPS HERE

            The headquarters of the Second Army Corps, including forty-three officers and sixteen field clerks, came to Upton last week for discharge. At the front, the Thirtieth and Twenty-seventh Division were under the corps headquarters. One officer in the outfit, Lieut. Lee Brown, left Camp Upton last April as assistant intelligence officer of the Seventy-seventh Division.

 

 

$2,500 For Camp Athletic Fund

            The recent benefit at the Century theatre to swell the Camp Athletic Fund enriched it by between $2,500 and $3,000. Twenty-one Broadway acts participated, under the direction of Chamberlain Brown. Plans for the expenditure are that “the money will be used in the construction of a gymnasium and athletic field for the benefit of soldiers returning from overseas who are stationed at Camp Upton pending their discharge.”

 

 

M. P.’S BEAT COMPANY D

            The Hut 30 Y Five, composed mostly of M. P.’s lost their first game to the strong Co. D team of the 42nd Infantry. The game was played on the floor of Hut 30. Score:

Co. D, 42nd Inf.  (19)                    Hut 30  (12)

Moore…………………..R. F…………Hausdorf

Horne……………….….L. F……….…..Gersner

O’Connor………………..C…………..….Carroll

Hendrick………………..R. G………..Weinberg

Tuttle………………………L. G………….Daly

            Goals from field, Co. D—Moore, 4; Horne, 3; O’Connor, 2.  Y. M. C. A. —Hausdorf, 3; Gersner, 1; Weinberg, 1.  Goals from fouls—Co. D, O’Connor, 1. Y. M. C. A. —Hausdorf, 2. Referee—Swem. Substitutions—Y. M. C. A. —Praine for Carroll, Brooker for Weinberg.

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE BY THE TON

            PARIS.—Some idea of the number of letters American soldiers write home may be gained from the fact that a single item passed by the Y. M. C. A. Purchasing  Department in one month was for 10,000,000 letterheads and 100,000,000 envelopes, which are expected to last the soldiers three months.  It is thought that this may not be enough, now that peace gives the doughboy more time for writing letters.

 

 

Agriculturists Tell Of Farm Opportunities

            Instructive talks have been given recently in the welfare of buildings by representatives of the New York state School of Agriculture. Prof. H. F. Bulton lectured on soils, Prof. L. R. Hart hill on fruit-growing, Prof. C. S. Wright on farm management, Prof. O. F. Kilham on farming, Prof. Norton on bee keeping and Prof. Brooks on poultry raising. Men attracted by the “back to the soil” movement have showed much interest in these addresses.

 

HOLDING THE CAMP SPORT PIVOT

                         By G. A. P.

            Ted (Kid) Lewis has gone from amongst us. Since coming to Upton to assist the athletic officer as boxing instructor a few months ago Lewis has done a lot to stimulate the sport here. He has made fairly good boxers of the mediocre mitt artists he found on his advent and the Upton boxing team has given a good account of itself. The boxing tournament of the Camp was a distinct success, and the bouts in this contest helped pass many weary wintry evenings and entertained several thousands of soldiers. Filled with emulation, the 42nd Infantry staged a novice tournament, and the men who attended Lewis’ classes showed to good advantage, winning in each class.

            The class held by the champ for the training of company boxing instructors was a success in every way. The training of fifty men as instructors resulted in the transmission of the rudiments of boxing to several hundreds of men in the various companies. Lewis boxed several exhibitions himself, too, for the entertainment of the men.

            When at Gordon Lewis contracted malaria, and a recent attack caused him to retire a sanitarium up in the mountains, cancelling several fights, and dropping a wad of money.

 

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            Mike Ryan has been down with a bad cold which kept him confined to his quarters for a week. Mike still hopes to get a championship service team from his squad, and will meet the Boston Navy team soon.

 

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            Young Marino has received his discharge. Marino has boxed almost nightly during the past six months and is good shape for the two ten round bouts he will fight during the next two weeks. He has a wife dependent upon his mitts for support.

 

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            The unbeaten Utilities team met their Waterloo when they stacked up against the colored boys of the “Old 15th.” They played a hard game, but were beaten on their shooting ahead on the Depot Brigadeers, and there should be some interesting competition before the basketball season is ended.

 

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            And while there is a temporary lull in boxing and wrestling owing to the basketball league games taking so much time, Bill Kraetzer, the old War-horse is still juggling weights and teaching jtu-jitsu down at Y 35.

 

 

VAUDEVILLE TREAT GIVEN AT HOSPITAL

            “Big Time” vaudeville has nothing on the brand of entertainment handed out by the boys of the Hospital at the Base Hospital Y.

            Here's the feast:

  1. Piano Selections…………….Pvt. Wm. Adams
  2. Ballads………………………Pvt. Eddie Nelson

           (Accompanied by Adams)

3. Rapid-Fire Cartoonity,

                                       Corp. Jack Callahan

4. Quartette,

            Pvt. Theodore Kline, First Tenor

            Pvt. Kenneth Johnson, Second Tenor

            Pvt. Ray Brenne, Baritone

            Pvt. Martin Weisberg, Bass

5. Novelty Dancing and Juggling,

            Pvt. Thos. Breen (Accompanied by Adams)

6. Ballads……………………….Pvt. Dennis Murray

            (Accompanied by Adams)

7. Cello Selections………….Corp. Bernard Diamant

8. Magician………………….Pvt. Chas. De Monti

9. Violin Selections………….Frank Penney

            (Accompanied by Pvt. Wm. Adams)

 

 

THREE POINTS WINS THIS

            One of the best games ever staged at the Base Hospital Y. M. C. A. was played between the Depot Brigade and the Detachment last week. The Detachment won out by three points after a hard fight, but had the Depot Brigade shot better from the foul-line they would undoubtedly have won. The score:

Detachment  (18)                        Depot Brigade  (15)

Marke……………………..R. F………….…Commerton

McCloy……………………L. F………………….Derham

Hornstein……………………C……………………Block

Maher………………….….R. G………………….Gromet

Krause…………………….L. G………………….Limbert

            Goals from field—Derham, 2; Maher, 2; Commerton, 2; Marke, McCloy, Hornstein, Krause. Goals from fouls—Derham, 5; Maher, 3; Hornstein, 2. Referee—Peck.  Timekeeper—Major Held. Scorer—Carroll.

Schoolboys Worst Pillmen

            The Base Hospital Team was trimmed by the Ex High Five of Patchogue. The Patchogue boys gave a delightful exhibition of fast passing, and played superior basketball throughout the whole game.

            McCloy was the whole works for the Base Hospital, scoring ten of the eleven points. The Base forwards had poor work on their shooting and wasted several good chances to score by shooting too far down the floor.

Patchogue (26)                            Base Hospital (11)

Hattemar……………….L. F…………………….Marke

Levy…………………….R. F…………………..McCloy

Schoenfeld………………C………………....Hornstein

Lipschitz……………….L. G………………….Larabee

Cohan………………….R. G……………….…..Maher

                                                                                                                                         Substitute. Krause for Larabee. Goals from field, Schoenfeld, 5; Hattemar, 2; Levy, 2; Lipdchitz, 2; McCloy, 2; Cohan. Goals from fouls, McCloy, 2; Hornstein, 2; Levy, Cohan. Referee, Peck. Timekeeper, Maj Held.

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