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THREE FOR TRAINING CAMP.
THE END MAN
Sergeants Files and Ponlsen and
Private McMillian have been assigned
to the central ollicers’ training camp
at Cainj) Gordon, Atlanta. Ga. There
the men will receive instruction in
various branches of the service that
they may be selected for, either with
the field artillery, infantry or machine
gun schools and in the course of a few
months, when they are deemed qual
ified tor commissions, they will be
ordered for service with specified or
noth sergeants have been stationed
at the hosiiital since early in October,
when they were transferred to this
station from Fort Ethan Allen, Ver
Private McMillian has long been a
resident of Charlotte and enlisted for
service with this organization the lat
ter part of .June.
50 men from the Base Hospital No.
54 detachment were used to move a
c nteen building to the company street
from the rear of the D row. The husky-
lads picked up the frame structure
bodily and toted it across country to
the new site. .
Sergeant Cameron of the hospital
cantee^i service was in chargb of the
moving and engineered the job in mas-
terfuT fashion. The building had for
merly been used as ."n office by the
Jones Contracting Company and is be
ing remodeled for canteen use.
fights social disease.
It is noted by the figures recently;
made public by medical authorities in
Washington that the army medical
corps is combating with social dis
ease in the army very successfully.
In France the report shows less than
one’ new case per thousand men r^
ported each week and previous to the
war the rate was double this number.
While in this country the number of
cases is considerably less than tnat.
Five-sixths of all the disease m the
army here was contracted before in
ductance into the service and figures
show the National Array to have
nearly double the number °£ cases per
thousand than is found eithei in the
regular army or national guara.
THE detachment BARBER.
Who is that gink with the noble head
Which no evil thoughts could harboi.
Oh rookie, take another look;
He’s the detachment barber!
By H. T. PATE.
SAY, MISTER THOMPSON:
‘Tse got a conundrum for you.”
“What is it?”
. “What am de difference between con-
■ gregate and collect? Don’ yo’ know
what de difference am? Yo’ don’, eh?
“Dey ain’t no difference?’’
“It’s wrong yo’ am again, dere is a
difference. \Wieii yo’ go to church on
Sunday, dat’s a ‘congregation,’ ain’t it?
And yo’ know when yo’ get ready anti
go oiit. Sho’ you guessed it now, at de
“I heard a story the other day, about
a coon solider cornin’ from way down
Souf. His outfit was goin’ to France.
Dat’s what dey tol’ him anyway,! reck-
on, an’ he’d been ridin’ on de train fo’
fo' days and lie sho’ wah getting to be
light tired Dey comes to a town and de
train stops fo’ a couple o’ minutes. De
coon sticks Ills head out o’ de windo
i.nd yells o a civle .-landin’ dere;
“ ‘Hey, booS, what am dis?’
“The other fellow pipes back, ‘Plain-
ileld.’ , . ..o,
“ ‘luainneld? P.ainrield, what?
“ ‘Plainfield, .Nev/ Jeisey.’
Sam scratches his bead a bit ifnd
■ i.ord, man, wK^e am dis town
FTance, anyhow?’ ”
“I met a fren’ o’ yours down in one
I'b d«' wards yesterday. Mister Thomp
son. Ilf; was right sick, too. I axes him
what de trouble was and he tells me
he got kicked by a mule. , „ ,
“What did the mule kick yo fo . f
axes him . ,
“ ‘Doii’no, fo’ not saluting I recK-
“Wlieii yon Page the Colonel of Fif-
Jos’ toll him we’ll meet on the other
ODE TO ISOLATION 3.
Every kind of bu.g you 11 see.
You will find in Isolation three,
Measle hug, mump bug.
Typhoid and T. B.
l.ieutenant Kreitzer you will find.
Studying bugs from every clime;
And will exterminate with time.
With diet and efficiency.
Orderlies, too, you’ll always find
Bright and keen, with active mind
On the job alert and kind.
To help with the efficiency.
Miss Moak, wonder of the time.
Athletics seem just in her line,
And swatting flies from time to time,
Will help with the efficiency.
But should I live to get away.
My only prayer will he to stay
Where there's no science of today.
Busts diets, flies or efficiency.
SPEND THREE MILLION.
It Is interesting to note that the K.^
of O. has spent over two millions oi
dollars in the past three months for
a chain of forty-three huts in Fraiicm
Three of them are at headquarters o
the American Expeditionary forces.
Others are being added as circum
Sergea^iTw^ard. who was ward-
master of D-6 for the past
months, has been transferred to C-3
W. H. Pitts
217 S. Graham St.
Hot and Gold Water in Every Room
AND TlllUK ^
Private William J. Berdinner is act
ing al detachment barber in the ab
sence of Private Eugene Menga, who
L on a furlough. It is understood
Ih-it two barber chairs will be install
ed and that both Berdinner and Men
ga “ 11 “t as tonsorital artists upon
qer-eant Thomas S. Harrington is
spLding I'is furlough in Burlington,
CAN YOU BEAT IT.
Accidents will happen, hut can you
Imagine any one mistaking soap tor ,
gruel? That is what happened in one
of our wards the other day. One of
the orderlies thought he would help
out the nurse so he heated what he
supposed was gruel and give it to a
patient The orderlie tried to camou
flage the strange food by sprinkling
sugar over it, but the patient,
discovered the soapy taste. No ill e -
fects have been discovered.
NORMAN & STEVENS
Liberty Park Camp 4.
H, A. WEBBER, Mgr.
Best Service, Food and
Prices in the Park-