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April 15, 1918

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Patchogue Made a Barred Zone for Soldiers

Evidence of Liquor Selling and Immorality Leads to Protective Measure.

 

"Patchogue," as an outdoor camp sport, has ceased, for a while, at least. For a week sixty mounted military police have been patrolling a zone including Patchogue, East Patchogue, Blue Point and Sayville under strict orders that no Upton soldier be allowed within the area. The only exception is the man who has a special pass from his company commander showing that he lives inside the limits and is intending to visit his folks there.

The step has been taken by the camp authorities as a result of evidence gathered by Major Walker, Provost Marshal, and others, showing that illicit liquor selling, immorality and prostitution have been going on in Patchogue to an alarming extent. Not until the local authorities prove to Major Gen. Bell that the objectionable vice conditions have been removed and will stay removed is the guard to be lifted and men from here again allowed to go to Patchogue. A cumulative bit of evidence was gathered recently when Major Walker drove to Patchogue in his car and was approached by a woman on the main street with an offer to get liquor for the party. From her the whole story of the conditions which have grown to be a menace to Upton soldiers was extracted.

Shortly afterward the out-of-bounds was declared by order of Gen. Bell. Brig. Gen. William H. Hay, who has charge of the matter, then disclosed to newspaper men the reason for forbidding soldiers the town. Mrs. George W. Perkins of the Officers' Training School, who has been welfare work in Patchogue, has been a close observer of conditions.

 

ARTILLERY OFFICERS' SMOKER AT Y.M. HUT

 The officers in the artillery have held several get-together smokers in the Y.M.C.A. Hut, but the most recent one, as should be so, was the most successful and enjoyably. Col. Raymond W. Briggs, now in command of the 304th, was present, and about fifty other officers. A number of vocal selections by Frank Greene, formerly baritone in Plymouth Congregational Church, Brooklyn, and Frank Brown, pianist, helped make the affair pleasant.

 

High Tone of Upton Delights Visitors Here.

 That the National Army offers a striking contrast to previous military organizations of the United States, especially the Spanish-American War outfit, is the assertion of Capt. H.P. Fry, for years a National Guardsman, now with the George U. Harvey Publishing Company of New York, who has spent several days in Upton recently. The high moral tone of this camp, the wonderful sanitary conditions, the low prevalence of sickness and a fine spirit of unemotional determination were remarked by Capt. Fry. He is in enthusiastic over the cleanness of this new army-morally, physically and mentally. Capt. Fry has visited a number of National Army camps and enthusiastically proclaimed Upton the best-looking of the lot.

 

GEN. BELL EXHORTS 305TH MEN TO SMILE AND TAKE KNOCKS GAMELY

Veteran Camp Commander Stirs at Color Dedication-Divides Grumble and Complaint.

 The dedication of the colors of the 305th Infantry in the Y.M.C.A. Auditorium recently brought an address from Major Gen. Bell which stirred the officers and men of the regiment to five minutes of enthusiastic cheering. The appearance of the veteran camp commander was the occasion for an ovation, shared by Col. W.R. Smedberg jr., commanding officers of the "peppy Three-O-Fifth."

"Remember," said Gen. Bell, "that if Germany should conquer the Allies then Germany will turn to America for her next conquest. And also, that nation which will not fight soon will have no rights worth fighting for."

He exhorted the men to keep cheerful and optimistic and live up to the slogan that "The Soldier worth while is the man who can smile when everything goes dead wrong." The General urged that hard knocks and mishaps be accepted gamely and without grumbling.

"There is a vast deal of difference between a grumble and a complaint. A grumble never accomplishes anything, while a complaint, if it is a legitimate one and taken to your company commander, may result in some good. A grumble never produces any results but a bad disposition. Remember, it is the game man that counts. You will have your hard luck and hard knocks, but keep smiling!"

The regimental band, led by Sergt. Bergman, played opening numbers, and the innovation was given by Rabbi Nathan Blechman. Col. Smedberg made a short address full of encouragement and good cheer for his loyal men. The big audience stood at attention while the colors were brought to the platform. Prayers of dedication were made by Rabbi Blechman, Lieut. Thomas J. Dunne, chaplain of the 306th Infantry, and Lieut. Duncan M. Browne, chaplain of the 305th.

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CAMP TO HAVE CLEAN-UP WEEK APRIL 15 TO 19

Sanitation Plans Carefully Laid-Anti-Fly Campaign Projected.

 The famous new pin will have nothing on this Long Island cantonment for brightness on the morning of April 20, the first Sunrise after Clean-Up Week. As all progressive American cities do in the springtime (or is it? Ask the weather man!), this frontier of freedom in which we make our home has established, a Clean-Up Week-April 15-19. Every organization in camp will turn out in full for this holiday, or series of holidays. The tin can will be chased to its lair, and the fugitive Waste Paper, if caught, will be shot without court martial. Company Streets, the "grounds" between barracks, parade areas and all spaces within cantonment limits are to undergo a merciless combing.

Every effort is being planned toe for the sanitary, spick and span condition in camp when warm weather comes on. The anti-fly campaign has been formulated in detail. Speaking of which, there may arise a new one-fly detail, to replace the popular coal assignment, which has been an excellent excuse of the indigo overalls. No matter what a fly's excuse, if caught within the limits of camp it will be taken to its doom by a firing squad. Every protection will be given so that food and living quarters are free from the plague of flies. Major Schoenileber, Division Sanitary Inspector, has plotted an anti-fly movement that is a thorough to a degree.

 

RED CROSS HOUSE FOR CONVALESCENTS OPENED.

 The formal opening of the $30,000 Red Cross House for Convalescents at Base Hospital occurred Saturday. The house was opened officially by Mr. Ethan Allen, Manager of the Atlantic Division of the American Red Cross who announced to the Commandant of the Hospital, Lieut. Colonel J.E. Whitman, that the Red Cross House for Convalescents was now opened and at the disposal of the Commandant. In addition to Mr. Allen there were present from New York at the formal opening, Mrs. Kinnicut Draper, President of the New York Chapter of the American Red Cross; Mr. Albert Staub, Assistant Manager of the Atlantic Division; Mr. Percy Clarke of Washington, representative of the Military Relief Department of the Red Cross; Major General J. Franklin Bell, and others. The exercises were informal in the extreme. The visitors examined the new house with delight. It is large, well lighted, comfortable structure with a circular sun parlor, high fire place in which is just now the moving picture machine; library; fully equipped stage, which will give an opportunity for two hundred convalescents to enjoy performances, and at the same time accommodate a large number of entertainments on occasion. It is the first of a number of Red Cross buildings included in the plans for the Hospital Nurses' Recreation Center which is nearly completed. R.H. Thompson is head of the Camp Upton Red Cross.

 

Rookies Don't Realize Important Work Being Done by Women Here

Three Hundred at Hospital, Telephones, Y.M.C.A. and Camp Laundry.

 It dawns upon the Rookie-but very gradually-that Upton isn't entirely bereft of womankind. Not counting Sundays and other visiting spells when they rush into camp mass formation and rush out again. Every day in the week there are women in camp, a splendid band of nearly 300 of the-as the poet says-fair sex. Not simply staying here because they like the climate, but playing a vital part in camp life-doing a more than substantial bit in keeping the soldier city running smoothly, properly and efficiently.

The women workers in camp include nurses at the Base Hospital, Y.W.C.A. workers in the three Hostess Houses, telephone operators, employees of the Cantonment Laundry, and a staff of young ladies who have been assisting in the Y.M.C.A. huts. At the big Base Hospital are the largest number. Miss Cecelia Brennan, head nurse, has 112 on her staff. They are recruited from the nursing corps of the Regular Army, thirty-two of these, and from the Red Cross. Eighty of them wear the blue capes of that organization. They are all in the Reserve Nursing Corps, under the supervision of the Surgeon General's Department. There are nineteen women in the three Hostess Houses of the Young Women's Christian Association, a trio of buildings that for popularity and pull with the soldiers can't be approached.

In the Telephone and Telegraph Building, at Third Avenue and 10th Street, is a group of twenty-two young women whose part in making Upton into a complete camp has been immeasurable. They are the courteous, able operators of the cantonment's intricate system of telephone communication. In addition to the permanent operators there are always at the switchboard a number of girls in training for service abroad. They have a knowledge of French and are ranked as Sergeants. For the past month or more the telephone girls have occupied their own comfortable barrack near the exchange. Across the thoroughfare is the cantonment laundry where about a hundred other women are employed. They make the trip to and from Riverhead every day, being conveyed in motor buses to this station.

A recent innovation of the Y.M.C.A. gives another group of women workers to the camp. They are the volunteer workers in the Huts, eight in number. The buildings where they do counter duty-it goes without remark-are the popular ones in the Y.M.C.A. circuit.

 

305TH "Y" MAN LEAVES.

 A.O. Maimberg, for several months in charge of the 305th Y.M.C.A. Hut, Fifth Avenue and First Street, has left camp to take a place with the New York Evangelistic Committee. H.P. McDonald is in charge of the building.

 

Salad Dressed With Motor Oil Popular Novelty in D.B.

Hurry Call for Help and Ground Glass Rumors Fly About.

 Sick call the other day in the 6th Company, Depot Brigade, showed practically the entire outfit present and accounted for, due to a new salad dressing used on some salmon the night before. Everybody hit the mess line of seconds, and the salad dressing was declared the reason. But the night was uncomfortable for all the men who ate it as the first encounter with cooties is reported to be, and the morning light breaking over 19th Street brought no relief. The company went into panic formation the next morning and ordered all the ambulances in Suffolk County. Every thing from stump-pullers' knee to German ground glass was ascribed as the cause. The mystery deepened as more medical officers went into the investigation.

Finally, it was decided to look up the can whence came the salad dressing and see if it could tell anything. The chief pointed out the receptacle, innocent on his shelf. It bore the label of lubricating oil. Next to it was the salad dressing with a label very similar.

None of the victims suffered serious effects, although the rumor over camp made them dead from violent ptomaine, or killed by a gas attack.

 

BUFFALOES GOOD SHOTS

 The rifle range work of the Buffalo regiment has been unusually good for new men, and during the past week their record has shown some of the best work yet done on the butts, at 100, 200, and 300 yards. Their scores, it is asserted by Major Mitchell, who has been in charge of several of the shooting parties, will beat anything yet done with the Lee-Enfields on the Upton shooting grounds.

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TELLS MEN HERE GERMAN NATION ALL PRUSSIAN

Are Fighting Entire People-Insurance Employees Merry Minstrels.

 Several thousand men hugely enjoyed the minstrel show given recently in the Y.M.C.A. Auditorium by employees of the Equitable Life Insurance Society of New York, filled with crackling trench tales and soldier quips. The songs were well rendered and the costuming and tambo work of the circle was noteworthy. Before the programme Mr. Wunger, Vice President of the Equitable, made a short address, saying that American soldiers were going to fight the entire German people. "I have spent several years in Germany and I know," he said, "that all of Germany is Prusslanized, Saxons and Wurtemburgers are just as bad as the Prussians. They have all been completely imbued with the Prussian spirit of German conquest and might making right."

Some of the bits from the end-men are given herewith:

End: "Yassah, when we got to where the fighting was going on Over There in France the bullets was flying everywhere in the woods."

Interlocutor: "But why didn't you get behind one of the trees?"

End: "Oh, they was just enough trees for the officers!"

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"A cootie is a shirt rat."

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End: "Yes, I belong to Company B- I'll Be here when the boys go across, and I'll Be here when they come back!"

 

BILLIARDS, FIGHT AND NEW BUILDING AT BASE

Too Bad Red Left-Red Cross Building Has Complete Stage.

(From Trench and Camp's Own Base Hospital Inmate.)

 The outstanding event in the lives of base hosptallers during the immediate past has been the installation of two billiard tables in the barracks, thus inciting the pill pounders to better their marksmanship-with the cue. The tables have been placed in Barracks J2 and J5, and these buildings, instead of being places where a basketball might suddenly bounce off a recumbent private's head, have become gentleman's clubs, lacking only the services of George with the thirst quenchers.

It is expected when news of this latest attraction spreads abroad through the rest of camp there will be a sudden demand for transfers to the Base Hospital. But no extra cots have been laid in by the hospital management in anticipation of the rush. Private Alexander has appointed himself Kelly pool sergeant.

Red Reaves, the Mine Wonder.

The only regret expressed with regard to the tables is that they arrived only a little while before the departure if Red Reaves, giving him only a litte time to round into the form that made him the terror of all the lumbar camp billiard parlors in Minnesota. But before the popular room orderly of J-5 left to report his new job in the Ambulance Corps he turned into a hollow mockery the lost lines of the army song which run, "You'll Never Get Rich, You're in the Army Now." According to Reaves, it's very simple to become a millionaire in the service. Says Red: "A dollar a day-a million days-a million dollars."

Last Tuesday evening brought an entertainment, at which George Peck carefully explained what "razz" means; Jack Waldron sang, danced and fluffed around generally Private Barney yodelled, Private Vitale made a violin give up its secrets, and Giuseppe Tartaglia, formerly with the Chicago Grand Opera Company, increased the boys' respect toward our Italian allies.

Grover and Ryan Fight.

On boxing night Eddie Grover, who just missed winning the recent light-weight boxing championship, had a chance to come back, and at no less a person than Ritchie Ryan, the man who made him miss connections. The return match was enough to make a perfectly healthy spectator feverish. The judges awarded the decision to Ryan but it was a tight squeeze for many thought at the finish only a few wallops separated the battlers.

Private Flynn, who was among the fifty immortals recently elevated to first class privates, says that some how it doesn't feel any different. Jack (Brigham) Young calculates that now there are only about sixteen more steps between Flynn and a Generalship.

The recently completed Red Cross building is now open to the Berlin bound public. It has a commodious auditorium, with a fully equipped stage and a movie machine cubby hole tucked away up in the big fireplace, and is fronted with a wide veranda where a soldier - and one other- may appreciate the summer moon. The Sunday religious services, with mass at 9P.M., Protestant services at 10 A.M., and Y.M.C.A. meeting at 7:15 P.M., have been transferred there, and everybody is invited.

 

SOLDIERS HERE WILL DO THEIR SHARE SAVING WHEAT FOR SHIPMENT ABROAD

Even the Old Stand-by, Bread Pudding, Disappears From One Mess-Camp Order Urges Conversation and Use of Wheat Substitutes.

 More extended Hooverizing will henceforth be the order here. Realizing the necessity of soldiers doing their part in making possible the shipment of 75,000,000 bushels of wheat to our allies during the next three months, Lieut. Col. T.J. Powers, cantonment chief of staff by command of Major Gen. Bell, has issued an order requesting every mess sergeant and enlisted man to help save food. It is pointed out that every hotel, restaurant, dining car, and steamship is giving the Food Administration the most complete co-operation in the endeavor to save wheat so there will be sufficient for the needs of the families and laboring men who have to depend on this food to the greatest extent. If the civilian population can do this, it is believed the soldiers, even though making the supreme sacrifice, will gladly do their share.

Corn Bread to Be Served

The official memorandum points out that a very considerable saving can be made if each mess sergeant serves corn bread, in part, with the noon meal. It is believed the men will enjoy the variety. Corn cakes or corn muffins could replace wheat cakes or white bread for breakfast twice each week, employing any of the following recipes:

1. Five pounds wheat flour, 5 pounds corn meal, 10 ounces baking powder, 10 eggs, 10 ounces of sugar, 2 ounces salt, 10 ounces lard.

2. Twelve pounds cornmeal, 12 eggs, 10 ounces baking powder, 3 ounces salt, 16 ounces lard, 18 ounces sugar.

3. Eight pounds cornmeal, 4 pounds bread crumbs (ground fine), 1 1/4 pounds lard, 12 eggs, 12 ounces sugar, 2 ounces salt, 12 ounces baking powder.

It will be noticed that the first recipe calls for wheat flour, which the second and third do not. The third is, from an economical standpoint, the best, as it enables the mess Sergeant to utilize the heels of the bread. Lard means the grease rendered in the kitchen from beef and other fats.

Muffins of oatmeal, Graham bread or rye flour are all well liked. The serving of wheat cereals for breakfast could also be eliminated.

To Conserve Bread

Bread should be cut in uniform slices of not  more than one-half inch thickness, and the loaf size slices divided into two equal parts. The serving of small slices will not cause men to take on their plates more bread than they require and so result in less waste. After the meals are served all bread remaining on the serving plates should be gathered and carefully piled in the shape of the original loaf. A damp cloth should then be placed around the bread. The bread remaining from one meal should be served first at the next meal.

At the mess of the school for baker and cooks, serving of bread pudding has been discontinued and the "heels and dried slices of bread have been used by grinding in the meat grinder and mixing with cornmeal for corn bread and Graham flour for Graham biscuits. Other puddings are substituted for bread pudding in the meal.

The present consumption of wheat flour in this camp compares very favorable with that of other camps throughout the service, but if the men will take on their plates only the quantity they require and the mess sergeant does his share, a further saving can be made without lose to the men.

Too much stress cannot be laid upon the necessity for food conservation as food will be a great deciding factor in the final outcome of the war. Company commanders are directed to read this memorandum to their organizations and to impress upon the men the fact that while it is intended they should be well fed they must co-operate to eliminate every nu-necessary waste.

 

BEING MILK-FED MAY BE 305TH'S SECRET OF PEP

 Perhaps its the secret of the "peppy regiment" which they're keeping until they send the Hun to the count. Maybe it shouldn't be told. But the 305th Infantry is getting to be a milk-fed regiment. Yes, ma'am, these fighters are developing sinew and bone and brain out of real cow's milk from Long Island's farms. Mrs. Wallack, a patroness of the regiment, who has befriended the 305th in a dozen substantial ways through the regimental Y.M.C.A., is responsible for this treat which comes to the Y Hut every week and is passed out by the Red Triangle lads.

 

Barrack to Be Built For Visiting Actors

Will Help Liberty Manager in Getting the Best for That House.

 In all probability a barrack will be built soon to accommodate the actors who came to the Liberty Theatre, removing a handicap Manager Miller has had since the opening of the popular house. Anna Heid's daughter, who was booked, with sixty people, for appearance last week, cancelled when she learned they would have to travel by autobus to a nearby town after the show. Other performers have suffered this inconvenience. When Manager Miller told Gen. Bell of the difficulty the theatre encountered in not having accommodations with in the camp for entertainments, the commander of the camp assured him the matter of erecting a special barrack in camp for the show people would be taken up with the War Department.

This will remove one cause for the best in the vaudeville business not appearing on Liberty hills. The first two plays- "Turn to the Right" and "Here Comes the Bride," - were completely satisfactory to the manager and the patrons. The vaudeville of the past two weeks has been of mediocre quality and Mr. Miller is an endeavor to get the best has been disappointed. The erection of the barrack will help in making possible the realization of his desire.

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Visiting Records Being Made and Broken Again

Fifteen Thousand of the Brigade Beautiful Find Path Into Camp.

  Score up a new visiting record! Every week, as noted previously, the in pouring of pie-laden sisters, mothers, cousins, uncles, aunts, sweethearts and others has been advancing. On a recent Sunday seven special trains brought in about 12,000, and the flotilla of motors was the largest this year. They came in everything on wheels, from the regal Rolls-Royce to the democratic Ford, mostly the latter. The roads, it is reported, were fairly safe for the democracy. A number of relatives benefited by the American Automobile Association's free Upton trip, which grows more popular each week.

 

SIX THOUSAND AT IMPRESSIVE FIELD MASSES

New Men Moved by Services in Open Air-Heartening Words.

 There is something if high solemnity and deep impressiveness about a field mass, with only the limitless sky as a cathedral, and the 6,000 men who attended the two held last Sunday were much moved by the service. Most of them were new recruits and were unable to attend regular masses because of quarantine; 4,000 attended one on the parade ground of the 152d Depot Brigade, with Father Lawrence J. Bracken, Knights of Columbus Chaplain, celebrant of low mass.

The altar, draped in the national colors, was erected near the Brigade Hospital. Soldiers composed a guard of honor and Father Bracken was assisted by Lieut. Dwyer, 306th Infantry, and Lieut. Freund, 10th Company, 152d Depot Brigade. The Brigade band played several hymns and "The Star Spangled Banner." Words of comfort and encouragement were brought to the new men by Father Bracken, who exhorted them not to be downhearted. "You will reap untold benefits from our experience as soldiers in this great army, spiritual benefits as well as physical."

The other field mass was for 1,500 soldiers now quartered in the old civilian camp in the 39th and 52D Engineers. An alter was built by the men, and the service was in the drill area. Lieut. John I. Sheridan, Chaplain of the 306th Field Artillery, officiated.

 

TAKES CARE OF LARGE BODY OF NEW RECRUITS

 The Y.M.C.A. at 14th and Second had a call to care for twelve hundred new men. Group games were arranged near the barracks in which four groups of one hundred each were entertained at one time. Special services were arranged for an early hour Sunday evening and a thousand came in a body and packed the auditorium and a great number could not be admitted. On Monday evening some six hundred came for an educational address by Dr. MacLennan on "France and Her Part in the War." The men received this talk in fine spirit and two hundred signed up for various studies. Tuesday evening a five-reel movie was run for the men before the time for the regular programme. So each evening while they are in quarantine provision is being made which is pleasing the boys and delighting the officers.

 

W.C.C.S. DANCE, MATES!

 Boys, there's treading on, dancing shaking the mean hoof. It's under this W.C.C.S.-War Camp Community Service-that's doing so much for the lads in service, land and water, and is at Christ Church House, No. 344 West 36th Street, Tuesday April 16, from 8 till 11. And this W.C.C.S., you'll remember, furnishes sleeping accommodations, for enlisted men only, in its various unit headquarters, Nos. 49-55 West 27th Street, No 209 East 42d Street, No. 347 East 44th Street.

 

BASEBALL IS SET BACK BY BAD WEATHER

Not Given Up-Cadore's Team Gets to 367th in a Fatal Third.

 Baseball activity has been cut into by the out-of-season blizzard that's blitzed over the Island recently, but the Pill, Spherold, Horseride, or Ball still continues to be as popular as ever.

The aggregation in the 367th, Buffalo, regiment has been commented upon as one of the likely ones in camp, and the dusky boys have pulled some good exhibitions, beating among others, Company A, 306th and MO tor Truck Company No. 326.

Their Sunday bat measurement with the team from the Training School for Officers, Sergt Leon Cadore pitcher, fell a trifle short of expectations. The 367th had a perfectly good alibi, in that seven of their regulars were on pass. In spite of this cripping, the first two innings looked to be theirs, with a one run lead. But the third was fateful, and "The Big Sergeant's" outfit knocked three colored twirlers out of the box and in again. A couple of home runs were among the clouts. Cadore, the old Brooklyn star got one of them. The game finished with the officers easily winners, 15-1. The Buffaloes are avowing they'll come back and its very probable they will.

 

Depot Brigdade Having Artistic Competition

Change of Athletic Officers, and Battalion Track and Baseball.

 The competition for clean company streets and artistic barracks is going strong. The 3d Company seems to lead the field. In addition to a beautifully graded lawn, there is a rustic rall the length of the two barracks, with pretty green pails for flowers at the corners. Then there is an arch effect in the middle, made from the boughs of trees, and a stone on either side. Leave it to Cap. Coleman's cubs to put one over on the rest of the brigade.

Lieut. C.L. Naylor, Brigade Athletic Officer; Lieuts. Roddy, Mulvey, Blake and Murray have left for over seas service, and athletics in the Depot Brigade has been hit a bad wallop. Lieut. Blakesley has been appointed Brigade Athletic Officer, and is making things hum. A big mass athletic event is being planned, the idea being to have 1,000 men participate instead of a few stars only. Lieut. Blakesley has been one of the keenest baseball and basketball enthusiasts in the brigade, and his battalion team beat all comers.

Some of the new boys were trying their hand at a little tug-of war prior to the meet. Col. Dolph saw them in their amateur efforts and jumped off his car to give them a little coaching. When the boys were through with that few minutes of strenuous pulling they mentioned the fact that pulling stumps was a "pipe" compared to pulling tug-of-war when a live wire Colonel takes a hand in the game.

"How did you make out at Philadelphia, Ben?" one of the boys asked Benny Leonard, the champ, a couple of days after his fight at Philadelphia, where he handed such a lacing to his opponent. "Oh, I snook by, you know," replied Benny in his modest way. We are willing to bet a hat that Johnny What's-his-name, the aspiring Philadelphia boy, felt the breeze when Benny did his "snooking."

Mme. Ernestein Barnard, vocalist, made a big hit at the Depot Brigade "Y" hut, with her pianist, Miss Edelstein, who gave some wonderful selections.

Owing to the cold weather only two more games have been played in the Inter-Battalion League, the 4th beating the 2d and 5th. Cadore, once of Brooklyn, pitched in the second game for the 4th, and played third in the first game, and his hitting helped his team considerably.

The second field meet resulted in another win for the 3d with the first close on their heels. The events were as follows:

POTATO RACE- Won by Mulhere, 1st Btn; second, Merket, 3d Btn.; third Swanson, 3d Btn.

HUMAN RACE- Won by Nagle, 3d Btn.; O'Shea, 5th Btn., second; Finnegan, 1st Btn., third.

THREE LEGGED RACE- Won by Dolphin and Roth, 3d Btn.; O'Shea and Hyman 1st Btn., second; McCridden and Cullen, 3d Btn., third.

TUG OF WAR- Won 1st Btn., 2d Btn., second.

Team Scoring: 3d Btn., 21 points; 1st Btn., 19 points; 5th Btn., 3 points.

 

GERARD PICTURE TO HAVE SEVERAL DAY'S SHOWING.

 The Gerard moving picture, "My Four Years In Germany," shown first for the 305th Infantry anda second time in the Y.M.C.A. Auditorium for everyone, has been secured by Mr. Walker, manager of the Auditorium, for several more appearances in camp. An opportunity will be given every man in camp to see it.

Those Jazzers De Luxe of the 306th Infantry furnished the musical sauce to the second showing, and Mr. Byrne's band from the regiment played some numbers.

 

BUFFALO SHOWS POPULAR.

 The movies, vaudeville and other entertainment, including the frequently quaffed Bevo, are drawing a steadily larger number of soldiers to the Buffalo Auditorium on Third Avenue, near the Boulevard, and the business of that amusement place is becoming more satisfactory to its backers. The moving pictures are especially high grade, due in a measure to the presence of two high grade electrically operated machines, which are located to give the best results in projection. The reels are run without intermission, giving the air of a bona fide Broadway house.

 

Live Artillery Battery Erects Permanent Open Air Fight Ring

General and Colonel at Open-Also Alive in Baseball.

 Battery E, 304th Field Artillery, has always shown itself very much alive, and recently the officers of the regiment recognized that fact by attending the opening bouts in the battery's out door rung. Perhaps Benny Leonard's open-air divisional championships helped stir the imaginations of the E gunmen, but whatever the influence, they've their own regulation prize ring now in the battery street. Posts were dug to the hold the roped in position, and an enthusiastic crowd of artillerymen gather ring side for the first exhibitions between mittmen of Battery E, and Battery D, 304th. Brig. Gen. Thomas H. Rees, commanding the 152d Artillery Brigade, honored the occasion, and other artillery officers were there, including Col. Raymond H. Briggs, late of Persing's army and now commanding the 304th. The fistic arguments were hot and fast and resulted in a tie, E winning two and D two, with one a draw.

Battery E also promises to be heard from in the baseball of the camp. Their stars took an early advantage of fair weather to work out and in the first game touched up the Headquarters Company, 304th, 8 to 1. No regular schedule has been arranged, but the battery is eager to meet any teams in the cantonment that feel ambitious. A game is scheduled with the 306th Machine Gun Battalion, E is itching to meet the aggregation for which Sergeant Leon Cadore is pitching, and that outfit is welcome anytime they wish to arrange a party. Private Cass, an old Georgetown University star, is one of the battery's anchor men, and others who have shown fast form are Sergt. Santini and Gorman, Corpl. Gorman and Privates Barry and Canwell.

The results of the initial fighting in the out door arena; Featherweight, Corpl. Gorman, E. beat Private Von PLess, D; lightweight, Sergt. Abrams, E. lost to Private Vincer, D; middle weight, Sergt. Kreter, E. beat Private Propp, D; welterweight, Privte Libera, E. and Private Meehan, a draw; heavyweight, Sergt. Santini lost to Sergt. Ruggiero.

 

M.T. MAN 2D LOOT.

 Joseph T. Frayne, a member of that gallant outfit, Lieut. Mitchell's Motor Truck Company, No. 326, has just been commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Quartermasters Corps, National Army.

 

YAPHANK IS DISCOVERED BY T.S. FOR O.

Student Officers on Three Day Hike Stumble Across Fabled Village.

 Yaphank has been discovered!

Ever since Upton became the metropolis of Long Island, Yaphank has been a name used by the unsophisticated in speaking of the camp. But the men who've been here and others in touch with life haven't been able to find out whether Yaphank is a new long range cannon or a bit of camouflage for some of the cook's perpetration's.

Now the doubt is removed. Yaphank is. It's been found and it's a town. The lads in the Training School for Officers made the Columbus find. They were out on a three-day hike with shelter halves, rolling kitchen, pencil and pad for sketching terrain, and all that sort of thing. For half a day they marched through the wilderness. Suddenly something loomed ahead. It was a house. A scouting party was thrown out and they returned with tidings. "It is Yaphank!" Whereat a sigh of relief: "At last, Yaphank is!"

The young student officers made their camp back of the general store. The instructors sought out the huhtell and found the nearest thing to it was the Villa Butterfly, which occasionally takes boarders. The Yaphank Civic Improvement Society Headquarters was also discovered- a ram shackle mill, probably a relic of the day when Yaphank mattered. Fishing was one of the popular pastimes during the rest period, and Lieut. Col. Adolph Huguet, commander of the school; Capt. Joy, adjutant, and Capt. Floyd, surgeon, were some of the Ike Waltons. The boys have returned. If they can restore villages in France as handily as they've restored Yaphank, things should brighten up on the west front within the next year.

 

CHANCE FOR SOLDIERS IN THIS MARATHON RUN.

 Two classes in the Modified Marathon, to be run May 7th, give an opportunity to Camp Upton men to carry some silverware and assorted valuables back to the barracks. The military group is open to enlisted men in the army, navy, Marine Corps, National Army or New York Guard. A $50 cup goes to the first man to finish, and ten individual prizes are offered to the first ten.

The army-guard group is open to teams of ten enlisted or commissioned men from any regiment, battalion, company, camp, cantonment or other unit of the U.S.A., U.S.N.A., U.S.N.G. or N.Y. Guard. A silk regimental flag or silver cup will go to the winning team and individual medals to the members of the first, second and third teams to finish.

 

BUFFALO CARTOONIST.

 The "Buffalo" cartoons that have appeared in Trench and Camp are the work of Private Malvin Gray Johnson, Headquarters Detachment, 184th Brigade. Private Johnson is the originator of "Friday in the 367th," "When Bill Meets the Buffalo" and "His Day!" The 367th Regiment is proud of its "Buffalo" cartoons, as Private Johnson ranks with the leading cartoonist in camp. Before entering the service of Uncle Sam he was a student of the National Academy of Design, where he studied under Mr. A. Leon Kroll, the painter. Besides drawing in pen and ink Private Johnson is a painter of ability, having exhibited some of his canvasses in New York galleries.

 

 

 

 

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