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DOWN IN THE CAMP
TAP CAMP MAIN.
The city water main leading to
Camp Greene has been tapped, by per
mission of camp officials, in order to
furnish pure water for the Lakewood
swimming pool. Camp sanitary officers
objected to arrangement for filling
the pool from a private well and ask
ed that other steps be taken. Accord
ingly it was granted that the camp
main be tapped and that the big pool
be emptied and filled each day, there
by insuring the most healthful condi
tions for the hundreds of soldiers who
visit the large “swimmin’ hole” on hot
Mrs. Sheep, wife of Lieutenant Col
onel William L. Sheep, has almost
completely recovered from her recent
illness and operation. Her sister. Sue
Ganna way, of Lynchburg, Va., who
has been near Mrs. Sheep for several
weeks, has returned to her home.
(BY SGT. WALTER E. NIERZWICKl)
Another sergeant is added to the
ranks of Base Hospital N'o. 54 by the
arrival of Sergeant George Pindat
who was transferred here on Tuesday
from the military hospital at Biltmore,
Guard duty governs the strong per-
severence of security for an army.
Security is forcefully maintained, ue-
cause it insures protection of forceg,
roots out annoyances and r veals sni--
prises of enemies.
It is chiefly embraced by sentinels,
who are highly respected and looked
upon as the eyes and ears of an arm
Eleven aeroplanes, bearing the lat
est types of motors, arrived at Camp
Greene on Monday.
These fleet bird planes are to
be used in dmonstration flying only
and in the study of the mechanism of
aeroplanes. More machines are expect
ed to follow however, and the aero
signal training prepared for on a large
TRUTH ALWAYS SHINES.
The sun eclipse of two Saturdays
ago has called out the following bit
of verse from one of our “unnamed”
There is no eclipse of the sun of
It shines forever and aye;
And if we reflect this sun’s bright
We will hold all foes at bay.
(Snappy sayings by a much regarded
company commander. Captain Gillies,
First Co., 4th Reg., Motor Mechanics,
and used by him when at drill.)
“I come ? to do my best—I want
you to do your best.”
“There is no reason in the world
why you should fall down on the job;
it is as simple as falling off a log.
“Let your mind be the master of
your body. Don’t let your muscles act
in an haphazard way.
“The troubie is that you leave your
mind in town, and come here with
“Don’t be a boy. Be a man.”
The city of Charlotte has added
three new recruits to the Camp
Greene base hospital. The men to
be enrolled with the unit on Monday
are Jesse Trott, Joseph Choate and
William Neal. They are engaged in
ward work and are living in barracks
More than one hundred couples at
tended the base hospital dance at the
Lakewood Park pavillion on Thursday
night. The affair was one of the most
enjoyable of the public social events
of the year. Music was furnished by
the Lakewood orchestra.
They are entrusted with the most
important and responsible duty that
soldiers are called upon to perform.
A sentinel on post is not only meas
ured as the pride of a command but
also as one of good judgment, good
character and faith
He is trained to master the estima
tion of values; of every inch of gov
ernment property, of sanitation, of se
curing prisoners who at liberty en
danger the welfare of a nation,
A guard represents the commanding
officer of the post and is given abso
lute authority over men in the military
service of every rank. Therefore,
his respect is equal to the respect of
an officer while performing 'the duty
of a sentinel.
The general rules of the guard are
carefully selected and these carefully
fulfilled build a w;all that stands in
front of him in every occurrence. They
apply to maintenance of order, of mil
itary discipline, of vigilance, of be
havior of the soldiers, of respect to
colors and standards, of watchfulness
at night so as to allow no one to pass
his post without proper authority. To
gether with the general orders, a
number of special orders are issued
by the commanding officer, according
to the situation of posts.
MERCY AND EFFICIENCY
Nurses and officers of the hospital getting ready to have a picture tal en—but not this one. While the camera
man adjusted his revolving instrument a common kodak caught this from the side lines.