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4-22-19

 

Regular Army Enlistment Campaign Successful Here

 

The campaign for one and three year re-enlistments in the regular army has been having remarkable success here during the past week. An intensive effort to secure recruits was launched by Capt. A.E. Schobeck, recruiting officer and his forces April 14. Forty-three men signed up the first day and the daily totals for the rest of the week averaged about fifty. Many of the enlistments are of overseas men, some wearing wound stripes. Private John Gray, who fought with the 340th Infantry, came back for three years more with a broad smile on his face, although he was twice wounded and once badly gassed. At Metz October 14th he was punctured in the leg by a German bayonet, but he grins with satisfaction as he declares that he got the man. The little trench knife well placed in the dorsal section did the trick.

From now until the 77th returns, recruiting will go forward with normal vigor and when that outfit strikes its old home the intensive efforts will be struck up again. Valuable assistance has been given recruiting by all camp organizations. Capt. Cronkite’s Motor Transport lads have been injecting several varieties of ginger and tabasco into proceedings, with a band mounted on one of their broad bodied limousines and by personal solicitation.

Candidates for re-enlistment are struck with advantages to be gained from working for Uncle Sam among which are the following:

Good pay.

Wholesome body-building food, free-cooked by graduates of the Army School for Bakers and Cooks.

Clean, comfortable and healthful sleeping quarters-free.

Clothing-free.

No doctor's bills to pay-medical attention is free.

The cheapest Life Insurance in the World.

The Army makes men physically fit.

You may become a commissioned officer (a) By appointment to West Point. Ninety men from the Army will go as cadets to West Point annually. (b) By promotions from the ranks.

Recreation-baseball, tennis, "field meets," football, motion pictures, lectures, dances, etc.

Post Library, containing attractive collection.

Off duty you are free to visit outside of the Post.

Travel- You may see service in the Philippines, Hawaiian Islands, Guam, Alaska, Panama Canal Zone.

You may enlist for one year, if had previous service. If you re-enlist at discharge you will be allowed a furlough of one month.

You may enlist for three years. Upon your own request ytou may be detailed for service overseas.

You may choose the branch of service you desire.

You also have an opportunity to learn a trade in the several special schools established for certain branches of service. For example- in the Motor Transport service you can learn how to be a Chauffeur, Assistant Chauffeur, Auto Repairman, Auto Mechanic, etc.

The Coast Artillery Corps- the enlisted Specialist School at Fort Monroe, Va., gives instruction in electrical work, for the grade of Electrical Sergeant, installation and care of telephones and lineman's work, etc.

There are special opportunities for learning a trade in the shops of the Ordnance Department.

The Infantry, Cavalry, Field Artillery, Tank Corps, Ordnance Corps, Air Service, and Signal Corps need and train men for special work.

Should you desire to make the Army your career, you may retire after 30 years and will receive three-quarters of the monthly pay of the grade held by you when retired--for the rest of your life.

In addition after retirement you will receive $9.50 per month for comsubistence supplies (food) at cost from the nearest Army Supply Depot.

Opportunity for advancements--mutation of clothing and rations and $6.25 per month for quarters, heat and light for the rest of your life.

After retirement you may purchase More than one-fifth of the enlisted men of the Army are non-commissioned officers. The positions are available for men, who are intelligent, ambitious and good soldiers.

If you desire you may qualify in mechanical drafting, map work and photography.

 

Special Jewish Mess Here During Passover

 

The Jewish men in camp have had a special mess during the Passover season in a barrack set aside for their use on Fourteenth Street. Major Ralph H. Ferris, camp morale officer made the arrangements and "kosher" cooks were furnished by Capt. Fleming, of the School for Bakers and Cooks. Such food as was not obtainable through the regular army ration was supplied by the Jewish Board for Welfare Work. According to the list furnished Major Ferris there are about five hundred Jewish soldiers at Upton.

 

May Have Uniform For Keeps If Scarlet Chevron Is There

 

Discharged men may now retain their uniform permanently and wear it so long as they comply with the regulation that requires a red chevron to be sewn on the left sleeve of the coat, overcoat and shirt. Officers, too, must wear the red chevron if they continue in uniform after their separation from the service.

Permission to keep the uniform was given in a War Department circular issued on April 2 and incorporated in a Camp Headquarters Bulletin of April 9.

If any honorably discharged soldiers returned his uniform as previously required or hasn’t his equipment for any other reason, he may make an application for the articles to the Domestic Distribution Branch Office of the Director of Storage, Washington, D.C., whereupon it will be issued to him.

 

The application must state size and be accompanied by an affidavit made before any civil or military officer authorized to administer oaths, setting forth the soldiers record of service since April 6, 1917, the date and place of his discharge or furlough to the Reserve, and certifying that none of the articles applied for were retained by him at the times of his discharge or furlough to the Reserve, or if retained that they have been restored to the Government. Officers and enlisted men who have returned the gas mask and helmet may make similar application for these articles, and they will be reissued if available.

 

The wearing of the red chevron has been made compulsory by officially designating it as the "distinctive mark" prescribed by the Secretary of War under the act of Congress approved February 28, 1919, to be used by discharged soldiers. Both discharged officers and enlisted men must wear it, as well as discharged officers who accept commissions in the Officers' Reserve Corps, until called to active duty.

 

It is unlawful under the National Defense Act for the uniform to be worn by discharged officers or enlisted men without this distinctive mark, and the offender renders himself liable to civil prosecution and punishment by a fine not exceeding $300 or by imprisonment not exceeding six months or by both such fine or imprisonment.

 

Chief Of Staff Commends Camp On Muster Out

 

Demobilization activities at Upton have received commendation for their speed and effectiveness during the past week from the chief of staff of the United States army. General Nicholson made the commendation the subject of a camp memorandum which had been read to men at formations and is now posted on camp bulletin boards. The word from the chief of staff follows:

From: The Adjutant General of the Army.

To: Brigadier General William J. Nicholson, commanding General, Camp Upton, N.Y.

Subject: Letter of Commendation with reference to Rapid Demobilization of Troops at Camp Upton, N.Y.

1. You are informed that the Chief of Staff has noted with special satisfaction the rapidity with which the demobilization of troops has been effected at your camp during the past week, and desires, in this connection, to express his appreciation of the work which you and your command have performed.

                                                                        R.H. DUNLOP,

                                                                        Adjutant General.

General Nicholson's comment is as follows:

2. The Commanding General desires to express his appreciation to each officer and enlisted men of his command for his loyal co-operation and willing assistance which has made this rapid demobilization possible. Each officer and enlisted man of this camp is entitled to an equal share of the credit of demobilization, regardless of whether he is engaged in clerical duty, the service of supply, police, fatigue, or upkeep of the camp, as it is only by the teamwork of all concerned that the that the satisfactory result noted above was made possible. It is a source of great satisfaction to be in command of officers and enlisted men whose work is so well done as to attract unsolicited the attention of the Chief of Staff of the United States Army and to merit such favorable comment from him.

3. The memorandum will be read at the first two Retreat formations after its receipt by organizations and will be kept posted on all organization bulletin board until April 30, 1919.

By command of Brigadier General Nicholson:

                                                                        R.E. JONES,

                                                            Lieut. Colonel, Infantry,

                                                                        Executive Officer.

Official:

EDW. V. HOWARD,

     Adjutant General,

           Adjutant.

 

HENCE TRENCH AND CAMP

 

One of Yonkers' leading citizens who has won the A.F.C.- Army Food Cross, or is an Army Field Clerk-is shown here in all his glorious avoirdupois. He is Lewis C. Kellogg- now MISTER Kellogg, but until the recent Field Clerk Drive, SARGE Kellogg.

The Late Sarge now wears leather spats and a silver and black hat ribbon. In his own words, take him at his own valuation. The following data was submitted to the Hence Trench and Camp Editor:

Resident of the Terrace City of Yonkers, N.Y. About eight years member of the reportorial staff of the Wall Street Journal. When drafted, was covering sugar and coffee markets. (Has been covering them at the Hostess House during Army term). In this camp over a year, working in many departments if the camp personal office. Musically inclined (Ha!). Played violin years ago hence for own pleasure (Ha! again). Played alto horn in band in home town for lawn parties, church fairs, etc. for charity. Fond of dancing, but greatly handicapped by generous supply of beef. "Nobody loves a fat man." Favorite indoor pastimes-eating and sleeping.

 

LOSES A POCKET BOOK

 

An army pocket book containing $18 and a French piece and a money order receipt was left in the Knights of Columbus club-house, Fourth Avenue and Fifth Street April 10th. The man who lost it has a sick father in the hospital to whom he must send money. If the pocket book is returned the reward will be liberal and no questions will be asked. Return to K.C. Secretary, Fourth Avenue and Fifth Street or to Pvt. Albert Caux, Co. H, 42nd Infantry.

 

NEW DIRECTOR OF W.C.C.S

 

M.D. Cosgriff is now the director of the War Camp Community Service in the County of Suffolk. He comes from similar work at Newport, R.I. The War Camp Community Service not only has clubhouse in Patchogue and Yaphank but buildings in Center Moriches and Riverhead. It also supervises the Girl’s Club in Patchogue and does work in Sayville and Port Jefferson.

Mr. Cosgriff succeeds Mr. M.H. Jencks, who has returned to his home in Rochester.

 

POLITICAL PRUDENCE

 

"Captain Tuffle has asked the office to drop his military title when addressing him."

"Why is that?"

"It saves embarrassment all around. The boss of this establishment was a buck private in Captain Tuffle's company."--Birmingham Age Herald.

 

Wounded Here To Be Used In Victory Loan Drive

 

Wounded men in Upton's base hospital and convalescent center have received word that their services can be used to splendid advantage in putting over the coming Victory Loan and undoubtedly a number will gladly take the opportunity of having an active hand in the project which is to "Finish the Job." John Price Jones, of the Liberty Loan Committee writes some words regarding the Loan which have special meaning to soldiers. "When we work for the government,"  he says, "by helping to sell the bonds, we are working for ourselves. To the extent that we are lukewarm in the matter, we are injuring our own present and future. Enlightened self-interest urges us to do out utmost to help in this mopping up campaign. It is not necessary that we should be drafted for several efforts. We all can serve as volunteers, and each of us has a certain number of friends and acquaintances among whom he can do missionary work."

 

Fourth Chevron Appears

 

Regular Army officers and men who were in the service when was was declared in April 6, 1917, are now wearing four service stripes. It will not be long before some of the earliest representatives of the A.E.F. will be entitled to have four gold chevrons.

Col. Jones, the executive officer of Camp Upton, is one of the officers here who now wears four silver stripes.

 

DAINTY MISS DANCES WELL FOR BIG SOLDIER HOUSE

 

A clever exhibition of fancy dancing was given by dainty little Miss Irene M. Taylor, who is nine years old, at the "Y" Auditorium recently. She captivated the big audience of soldiers and was repeatedly recalled.

Irene is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James T. Taylor. Mr. Taylor is well known to old-timers in Camp because he was here at the service check booth maintained by the three New York banks.

 The little girl opened the entertainment with several recitations and then did some toe dancing, gave a Spanish dance and did a lively hornpipe.

 

The Port of Missing Men

 

The value of "The Port of Missing Men" which Trench and Camp published last week, following numerous requests to aid in the locating of missing men by this means first devised by the Surgeon General's Office and inaugurated in the The Right About, was illustrated soon after the paper was distributed last week. Austin Bradley, of the 337th Infantry, who was in the line with Company F, 28th Infantry, read the name of Frank Kowalski. He reported immediately to Trench and Camp through the Red Cross that a Frank Kowalski was a buddy of his in F, 28th, and was wounded the same day Bradley was. Bradley made inquiries later about Kowalski, having seen him hit, and was told that he had died on his way to the hospital. The information Bradley conveyed was written to Kowalski's mother both by Trench and Camp and the Red Cross.

Perhaps you have a buddy in this list. If you have, report immediately to Trench and Camp, the Red Cross or to the relative or friend whose name is given with each name.

James Henry Cain, Co. A, 319th Inf., 80th Div. Reported missing in action October 10, 1918. Inquiry from R.C. Cain, 505 Lowell St., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Ernest E. Brotherton, Battery B, 315th Field Artillery, 80th Division. Reported wounded October 6. Inquiry from Mrs. Ernest Brotherton, 7314 Woodlawn Ave., Swissvale, Pa.

Pvt. Antes Snyder Lintner, Co. F, 110th U.S. Inf., 25th Division, A.E.F. Reported missing in action October 8, 1918. Inquiry from Mrs. Ella D. Lintner, 210 North Walnut St., Blairsville, Pa.

Sergt. John Samuel Harrison, 1st Trench Motor Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F. Inquiry from Mrs. Catherine D. Matthews , 334 Warren Ave.

Pvt. Howard E. Quimby, Co. F, 19 Regiment Transportation Corps, A.E.F. Not heard from since October 20. Inquiry from Mrs. W.J. Meunien, 88 Mass Ave., Springfield, Mass.

, Mrs. D.S.from Mrs. Arthur L. Simmons, 28 Fruit St., Taunton, Mass.

Pvt. William J. Huelsman, Co. B, 335th Inf., 84th Division, A.E.F. Last heard of September 29, 1918. Inquiry from John F. Huelsman, Selective Service Division, War Department, St. Louis, Mo.

Corp. Cecil L. Petticord, 95th Co., 6th Regiment, U.S.M.C., A.E.F. Not heard of since August 14, 1918. Inquiry from Mrs. L. Welch, 107 East Eleventh St., Wheeling, W, Va.

Herman K. Rethwisch, Co. H, 26th Inf., Division I. Reported missing in action October 4. Inquiry from Mrs. H. Rethwisch, 1518 Christy Ave., Louisville, Ky.

Mason Welden Burt,  Co. H, 148th Inf., Division 37. Reported missing in action September 30. Inquiry from Mrs. Helen R. Burt, Acushnet, Mass.

Pvt. John Robbins,  Machine Gun Co., 23rd Inf. Reported missing in action October 3. Inquiry from Mrs. Mary Robbins, Box 365, Jellico, Tenn.

Pvt. Peter A. Mallot, Co. G, 39th Inf., 4th Division. Reported missing in action since September 26. Inquiry from Peter Mallot, 615 Franklin Ave., Lexington, Mo.

Pvt. Norval E. Rice, Co. D, Ammunition Train, 88t Division. Not heard from since August. Inquiry from Mrs. Effie M. Payne, Wells, Kan.

Mechanic Andrew De Mars, Co. K,  362d Inf. Reported missing in action October 1. Inquiry from Mrs. Andrew De Mars, Faribault, Minn.

Henry David Telpel, Supply Co., 167th Inf., 42d Division, A.E.F. Last heard of in August, 1918. Inquiry from Mrs. Robert King, 120 West Delos St., St. Paul, Minn.

Pvt. Lloyd B. Mapes, Co. G, 166th Inf. Reported missing in action June 3, 1918. Inquiry from Dr. O.L. Mapes, 50-52 Howard St., Akron, Ohio.

Private Bruce Hullien, Company H, 319th Infantry, 80th Division, Reported missing Sept. 2, 1918. Inquiry from father, C.C. Hullihen, Lucernmines, Pa.

Private John J. Carter, Company L, Fifty-eighth Infantry, Fourth Division. Last heard from in August, 1918. Mail is returned marked "wounded" but no notification from War Department. Inquiry from sister, Mrs. D.S. Griffin, 61 Palmer Avenue, Yonkers, N.Y.

 

Popular Officers Leave Personnel

 

Last week witnessed the departure from the office of the Camp Personnel Adjutant of two of the Lieutenants of the Personnel Staff, Charles C. Irwin and Jack M. Peteman, who were discharged.

Lieutenant Irwin, who was one of the assistants to Major Nicholls, the Camp Personnel Adjutant, came to Upton last summer as a drafted man, after being mustered in, he was assigned for duty in Lieut. Peterman's department, then located at 14th Street and Second Avenue. A few weeks later he was promoted a Regimental Sergeant Major. A week or so later he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Adjutant General's Detachment and assigned to duty in the Personnel Office of this Camp, where he has been ever since.

Lieut. Peterman, who had been in charge of various departments in the office from time to time, received his commission as 2nd Lieutenant last spring, following a course in the Officer's Training School, Camp Meade, Md.

Both officers were great favorites with the men in the office, who wish them the best of luck and success in civil life.

A new Captain has been assigned to the office in the person of Capt. F.J. Needham, who will be one of the assistants to Major Nicholls. Capt. Needham was transferred to this Camp from Camp Wadsworth, S.C., where he was Camp Personnel Adjutant.

 

Holding the Camp Sport Pivot

            By G.A.P.

 

Although there has been no actual camp basketball tournament, there is no doubt that the best team in camp at the present time in the 42nd Officers Quintet. In addition to a verdict won over every other camp team, the officers' team has beaten the strong Patchogue team, one of the fastest fives on the Island. Any team that would like to try conclusions with this championship team can arrange a date through Trench and Camp sporting columns.

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A new diamond has been constructed at the Base Hospital, with lots of seating space for the patients. Teams in camp desiring games are invited to get in touch with the athletic secretary, Base Hospital Y, Extension 60.

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Secretary Sparrow, of the Yankees, has promised the wounded boys of the Base Hospital admission to the Polo Grounds on certain days. It is expected that the Giants will come through with a similar concession. Charley Ebbets, Jr., the father of Upton baseball, is awaiting the return of Charles Pater from the South, when he will let the world know what the Brooklyn Club is prepared to do to help the good cause along. Further notice of trips to the big games will be published.

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Definite new has come to hand of the appointment of Al Reich, heavyweight, as the new Upton boxing instructor, succeeding Ted (Kid) Lewis. Reich has just returned from Newport News, where he put over a big job, and is being transferred to Upton at his own request, his object being closer to his mother, who is in poor health.

Reich has made a big hit down at Newport News, and is one of the most proficient instructors in the game. He has stacked up against some of the best heavies in the game, and has a big career before him.

 

End of Season Bom Boosts Basket Ball

 

Basketball had a wonderful end of season boost last week, when there were several good games played all over camp. The feature games were those played by the officers against Patchogue and Sayville, and the game played between the 42nd Infantry All Stars and the Y.M.C.A.

 

Best Game of Year

 

About the fastest game ever witnessed on the big "Y" floor was that played between the 42nd Infantry Officers and the strong Patchogue team, before a record crowd of 2500. Clever work, and fast plays were the feature of the game. Every player on the floor was a finished basketball player, but Lt. Hembree, of the 42nd, old college star, was conspicuous with his brilliant work on floor and near the basket. Lt. Fortier sprained his ankle and was replaced by Lt. Keusner, who played a strong game.

42nd Officers (41)                             Patchogue (28)

Hembree...............................R.F...................Schoenfeidt

Newall..................................L.F........................Hattermer

Parker.....................................C..................................Bush

Fortier..................................R.G...............................Cohen

Willis..................................L.G............................Lipschitz

Substitute, Keusner for Fortier. Goals from field, 42nd,

Hembree 11, Newall 3, Parker 2, Fortier 1, Willis 1, Keusner 1.

Patchogue, Hattemer 5, Schoenfeldt 2, Bush 2, Cohen 2,

Lipschitz 1. Goals from fouls, 42nd, Hembree 3, Patchogue,

Cohen 3, Bush 1. Referee, Phetteplace. Timer, Lt. Davis.

 

Military Police Win

 

In a game in which the clever floor play and close guarding was a feature, resulting in very little scoring, the Military Police Five beat the 61st Provisional Ambulance Co. Quinn, the M.P. center, played a strong game.

 

Military Police (8)   61st Prov. Ambulance (6)

Blair.......................R.F..........................Regan

Albright.................L.F.....................Jesberger

Quinn.....................C.............................O'Neil

Baldwin................R.G..................Harrington

Johanson.............L.G....................McGrublin

Goals from field, Military police, Quinn 2,

Blair, Albright, Ambulance, Regan 1, O'Neil 1.

Fouls Jesberger 2. Referee, Daniels

 

Rough Riders Victorious

 

The Rough Riders of Y Hut 36 Area defeated the 348th M.G. Co. in a fast and exciting game at the hut. The Rough Riders played well together as a team, Chorus and Herbert starring. Proppe was the hardest worker on the losing side.

 

Rough Riders (23)                                 348 M.G. Co.

Purdy                                            Ravani

Chorus                                                             Deaty

Pearson                                                         Proppe

Goodno                                                         Winter

Herbert                                                      Overdahl

Goals from field, Rough Riders, Herbert 4, Purdy 2,

Goodno 2, Pearson 1, Chorus 1. M.G. Co. Proppe 4,

Ravani 2, Winter 1, Overdahl 1. Goals from fouls,

M.P Chorus 3, M.G. CO, Proppe 4. Referee Stroh

 

Guileless Gurgles

By Greaseball

 

JUST WENT INTO THE CITY ON A PASS,

I SPENT FIVE DAYS THERE.

IT WAS ABOUT ALL I HAD TO SPEND.

A SOLDIER OFTEN HAS TO TAKE A VACATION.

WITH A VACANT POCKETBOOK.

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Wine-parties were out of the question,

Taxies too, would have been too much of a tax.

On my depleted roll of one-spots,

So I took a roll on a bus,

And I passed the Waldorf and the Netherland,

And similar welfare organizations.

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A dumbbell on pass has to do a lot of passing,

After passing all the alluring alcohol arenas,

And most of the fashionable food foundries,

I met an affluent acquaintance,

He was standing at the door of the Waldorf

That is- the Waldorf Lunch,

I stayed with him as long as his money lasted,

And did a little check-passing.

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Check-passing used to be a fine art

In the old day of dames, dances nd dinners.

And when George approached the table,

And figured up the mournful tidings.

Each fellow instinctively reach for the check,

And the slowest fellow usually got it,

In the matter of checks the old rule applies,

That the last shall be first.

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SHOULD A REGUAR CHECK-

PASSER REACH FOR THE CHECK,

AND BY SOME MISCHANCE SUCCEED IN GETTING IT,

WHEN THE BIRD AT HIS ELBOW SAID, "LET ME TAKE IT,"

OLD CHECK PASSER REPLIED "NO, I INSIST,"

MEANWHILE DIVIN INTO AN EMPTY POCKET,

AND ALLOWING THE OTHER BIRD TO PICK UP THE CHECK.

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We decided to take in the movies,

But we were taken in, as usual,

It was the same old stuff,

To save the old man from the hoosegow,

The girl married the rich lawyer,

And his wife found out about it,

Just about the time the hero returned,

From Alaska, and said "Alaska to be mine."

 

 

 

 

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