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CAPTAIN WILLIAM W. CARNOG, M. R. C.
Captain William W. Carnog, who is now detachment commander of tha
Camp Greene Base Hospital, has started about his work of shaping the
conduct of the enlisted men, in a way which promises that none of the
traditions of the company are to be lost under his leadership.
Captain Carnog is a graduate of the University of Georgia and a phy
sician of recognized ability. He was in chargeo f wardson the D row
before being called as detachment commander. He hajs been in the army
since March 11th, having been commissioned a captain upon enlistment be
cause of his previous military training in college. His home is in Lavonia,
Greetings of the detachment commander are in the following words:
“I am glad to have been placed at the head of this capable personnel.-
I am sure that we are all determined to do our “bit.”
DRUMMOND A SERGEANT.
The office for Base Hos])ital No. 54
has been moved to the C-1 ward
building. Coriioral Joseph Wenger has
been transferred to the base hospital
No. 54 unit and is acting as detach
ment clerk for Lieutenant Meade in
the new office.
Daniel McDonald has been made de
tachment clerk for the office of the
Camp Greene base hospital.
VIGOROUS CAMPAIGNS ARE BE
ING LAUNCHED IN WAR ON
Two million swats per day is the
estimate from the health ordnance de
partment of the number of blows
struck at the lives of the enemy Hies
at the base hospital.
Two thousand fly swatters have
been made and issued to every ward
and office. Every swatter is doing
duty with deadly effect every day. It
is having a telling effect upon the in
Sergeant Yates is engaging the en
ergies of a part of his working crew
in making life unbearable for flies and
Every bit of swampy round near
the base hospital has been oiled so
that mosquito eggs cannot hatch.
Every filth spot in the hospital re
gion has been made sanitary.
The sergeant has found much trou
ble in keeping the hospital drains in
condition so that insects will not be
able to Use the washout pockets for
laying and hatching eggs. At this
time, however, the mosquito question
especially is almost solved, since
those insects travel but a lew hun
dred yards in their short lifetime and
their natural haunts near the hospita-
als have been rendered uninhabita
Sergeant Harrington is making his
daily rounds with the bottle of milk
and poison. He has wiped out whole
regiments of the fly host since his
“drive” was started several weeks
The work of Sergeant Harrington is
supplemented by many large wire fly
traps which have lured hundreds of
the little pests to their hold and have
brought untimely deaths to the in
As to the sanitary precautions of
keeping the fly away by removijfg all
dirt and fly food. Private Carl F. His-
sell writes the following:
“Don’t get peeved when the sani
tary inspector tells you that the re
fuse cans in back of your wards have
not been thoroughly cleaned. He la
doing it for youpr own benefit as well
as for others.
■ “Unclean refuse cans make an ideal
place for flies to breed. In order to
make life as unbearable for flies as
possible, these cans should be scrub
bed out daily with hot water and lye.
A little cresol added to this won’t go
A message from the former mem
bers of base hospital No. 54, who are
now at Allentown, Pa., states that
Hugh H. Drummond has been made a
sergeant and that other promotions
will follow in the ranks.
The men are expectant of an early
move as their number has been re
cruited to full hospital strength.
“Every bit of the refuse should be
removed from the cans in order to in
sure perfect cleanliness.
“A fly will hatch its eggs in the
srmalest imaginable amount of refuse
or decayed matter so the need of de
stroying every bit of refuse will be
“It only takes- a few minutes time
to clean out those cans. Co-operate
wth the sanitary detail in getting rid
of the pest. It is for your own good,
as well as for others.”