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July 22, 1918, Vol. 1, No. 42

 

Knights of Columbus

 

          Casey last week gave the boys some of the best entertainment that could be procured. Motion pictures or one of the main features of the program and two dances were held for the enlisted men.

                                                

          The Base Hospital Dance proved to be the usual success and the crowd seems to be getting larger every dance.

 

          The 15th Street Hut seems to be trying to outdo the Base Hut, as the big dance and carnival of last Thursday sure did take the cake.

 

          Chaplain Ritchie has arrived from St. Louis, Missouri, where he was stationed at the Immaculate Conception Parish. He can be found at almost any time at the K of C building on Upton Blvd.

 

          "One Arm" Dick Dunn hurried around a great deal making preparations for the holiday. There was only one thing that seemed to hold Dick up in his work and that was the many New York calls he received. The old-timers around camp will remember Dick as the official mail man for the K of C.

 

PERSONNEL PERSONALITIES

By L. C. Kellogg, A. F. C.

          The past week witnessed several important changes in the Camp Personnel Office. Lieut. Roy F. Wrigley, Insurance Officer, was promoted to captain and Captain J. G. Wiley took over the duties of Lieutenant Rupp in the Demobilization Section on 9th Street. Among the officers discharged were Lieutenant George F Lackey, assistant to Captain Wrigley and Lieut. Roscoe F. Rupp. Further changes are expected.

          Captain Wrigley entered the first Officers' Training School on May 13, 1917 at Fort Benjamin, Harrison, Indiana, and was commissioned by August 15. On July 2, 1918 he was promoted to first lieutenant at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ky. In response to an urgent call from Washington for officers to take up insurance work, the Captain attended a school at Washington and was assigned to this Camp early this year as Camp Insurance Officer. The Captain is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and the Harvard Law school.

          Lieutenant Lackey came to this Camp in February of this year to aid and insurance campaign. Before entering the service he was Superintendent of Agencies in Kentucky for the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. He worked for the Bureau of War Risk at Washington and in September, 1918, was commissioned a first lieutenant. While serving with the Bureau he became a member of the Reviewing Board, which passed on all insurance and compensation claims. Upon receiving his commission Lieut. Lackey was sent to Camp Shelby, Miss., as Camp Insurance Officer. The Lieutenant has addressed more than 75,000 men about to be discharged from this Camp. He will take up his former work in Kentucky.

          The authorities at Washington thought so well of the Insurance Work at this camp that five captains and ate with tenants were sent here to receive instruction under Captain Wrigley and Lieut. Lackey. These officers, through their personal interviews with men who have requested cancellation or reduction of insurance, have conserved $1,500,000 worth of insurance.

          Lieut. Rupp entered the O. T. S. at Camp Meade, Md.,on Jan 5, 1918. Upon completion of his course he was transferred to Camp Lee, Va., with the grade of candidate sergeant. Last June he was commissioned a lieutenant, and on September 26, 1918, was promoted to a first lieutenant in the Adjutant General's department. Lieut. Rupp came to the Personnel Office on June 14, 1918, and since then has been in charge of several departments.

          Captain Wiley, Who hails from Texas, was with the 53rd Pioneer Infantry and has seen over a year's Foreign Service.

          The demobilization section has moved from 411 10th to 408 9th St., while the Officer's Discharge Section to what was Brigade Headquarters. The Insurance Section Will also be located in the same building. The Special Orders Section was removed to the quarters formerly occupied by the Insurance Officers and the Dispatch and Mimeograph Sections were given more room.

          Among those to don red chevrons recently were Sgts. Zimmer, Hock and Nasser. Corpls.Taylor, Richter, Roy, and Pvts. Decker, Dougherty and Raphael. There are now only about twenty-five enlisted men left in the detachment.

          among the recent appointees of Army Field Clerks are Benjamin Dubins, Max Slutsky, Leo W. Baryoumb, Karl L. Darkey and Sgt. Charles Belt. The quota of 115 Clerks allowed the local office has been reached. It is expected that there will be no further appointments for the time being. Over half of the number or former members of the detachment. About twenty-five A. F. C.'s, who were formerly on duty in Brigade Headquarters have been transferred to the detachment.

          The spirit of "The Fighting Personnel" was realistically brought home to the men in the office recently when Pvt. Andrew P. Walkowak gave a good exhibition of "the art of self-defense" in the "Y" Auditorium. This is not the first time that Walkowak has been in the ring. While overseas he put on the gloves on several occasions and at one time held the championship for his weight at one of the principal hospitals in France. 

          When it comes to being the recipient of a vast quantity of mail Tom Smith, One of the best known and popular members of the Filing Section, is in a class by himself. Notwithstanding the fact that he is a busy man the greater part of the day, Tom finds the time to answer his correspondence and jig time. When it comes to System in filing important telegrams you have to hand it to "big" Tom Smith recently installed a new system in the section whereby information regarding telegrams is given with remarkable speed and accuracy.

 

Jewish Welfare Board

          The next Chess Tournament Will commence Thursday evening at 7:30 PM in Hut No. 1 on 12th St. A handsome prizes will be awarded the winner. Why not enter this contest?

 

                                                     Hospital committee

          Our Hospital Committee, made up of ladies of the Patchogue Branch of the Jewish Welfare Board, brings cheer to the patients at the Base Hospital. The ladies come fortified with plenty of delicacies which are appreciated by the men, and their visits are looked forward to with much pleasure.

 

                                                     Your war at work

          We would like to know your contribution and helping to win the war. Fill out one of the pink slips at the desk.

M. P.'s Beat Civilians

          In a dandy field for a water polo game the Military Police swear on their way to victory over the Civilian Quartermasters. Grahl pitched a good game, but it was impossible for either team to field while because of the numerous puddles. Grahl and Schroeder we're strong at the back, their assistance coming when most needed.

                                                    

                                                      Provost Guard

                                                               ab    h    r    po    a    e

Dwyer, ss................................................6     1    1     2    1     2

Brooks, 3b..............................................4      2    1     0    0     2

Grahl, p..................................................5      2    3     0     1    0

Schmitt, 2b.............................................5      1     4    3     2    0

Holland, lf...............................................5      2     1    0     0    0

Lt. Ames, rf.............................................5      1     0    0     0    1

Collins, cf................................................5      2     2    0     0    1

Carroll, 1b...............................................5      1     1    0     0    0

Schroeder, c............................................5      4     0    0    1     0

Hayes, 3b...............................................2       1     1    0    0     0

                                                               47      17   14   5    5     6

 

          Home Runs--Schmitt. Three base hits-- Schroeder, Grahl. Two-Base hits-- Grahl, Lt. Ames, Coll
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