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(BY LIEUT. WILLIAM L. MUNSON.)
DON’T ASK US.
What a wonder is one’s memory.
When we think it o’er,
How in times of silent revery
Through the past we soar;
Things that once were of the morrow
Now appeal' anew;
Times of pleasure, pain and sorrow
All come into view.
BY P. A. S.
CAPTAIN NELAN. APPOINTED%
BACK AFTER STAY IN NORTH.
Major .Joseph H. Way of kindly word
and courteous mien, who left the base
hospital the latter part of May under
orders for study at the Rockefeller In
stitute, New Y’ork, has returned to “his
proper station” at the base. During
his stay east he also enjoyed the priv
ilege of a two weeks’ stay at the army
school lor tuberculosis now being con
ducted in the United States Military
Ilc.siUal No. IG, New Haven,^Conn.
His former patients in Ward B-4
missed the major greatly, he having
as Captain Way had charge of this
ward from the opening of the base in
the summer of 1917 to the day of his
departure on his recent trip.
One of his first acts on his return
was to visit some of his old patients
scattered in different wards. In his
larger field of operation Major Way
will be brou.ght in contact with pa
tients all over the base who will doubt
less cherish for him that kindly ap
preciation which made B-4 one of the
popular wards of the baje.
Lieutenants Algood and Collins
have had cards printed reading, “No,
we haven t heard anything,” and when
it looks like some one were going to
make inquiry concerning "54,” they
pass out the cards.
Lieutenant Algood is breaking in
his boots after wark.
Captain Leonard Hart has been
called to his home in Meridian, Miss.,
by the serious illness of his father.
Captain Choate is at his home at
Louisville, Ky., on a visit to his fam
ily, which was recently enlarged by
the advent of a baby girl.
Mrs. Ellen and little son, Bruce,
who have been visiting Capt. Cimero
Ellen, have returned to their home.
Captain Darling, Lieut, and Mrs.
Wm. L. Munson motored to Columbia,
S. C., last Sunday.
Major Morris, who was operated
upon some weeks ago, is now back to
Captain Strong is enjoying a ten
days’ leave at his home in Nebraska.
Lieutenant Hadley is on a fishing
trip in the .Gulf of Mexico.
Capt. Thomas J. Nelan has been
made commanding oiricer of the de
tachment of Base 54. The captain is
especially well qualified for the posi
tion, having received military training
at both Forts Harrison and Oglethorpe
training camps. Lieut. Minor, who
trained at Oglethorpe, is assisting
PRETTY FAIR ARMY.
A company commander the other
day wanted a stenographer and sent
the “Top” to the personnel officer to
look one up. One of the men who
had registered as a stenographer was
called in for an interview with the
“Can you take dictation?” he was
“A little,” said the man.
“Can you run a typewriter?” said
“Some,’’ replied the prospect.
To try out the man the sergeant
read from the M. M. D. several min
utes and directed that it be put S;:
letter form. The can sat down to the
machine .and rattled it off like Pader
ewski playing a sunrise song.
The result was perfect in every re
“You’re a pretty good stenograph
er,” said the “Top.”
“What did you do before you came
into the Army?”
“Oh,” replied the man. “I was just
Charles M. Schwab’s private secre
I pause to remark, “Pretty Fair
Captain Miller thought that he was
a regular Muggsy McGraw until he
took his “Tigers” out for a game with
real ball players. Some how the story
of a country boy who was made sec
retary of war comes to mind. The
great man was paying a visit to his
home town after years of absence and
was being driven from the station-to
his hotel when he asked the man who
was driving him;
“What did the folks say when 1
was made Secretary of War?”
The old driver replied: “They
didn’t say nothing; they just laugh
Assistant Adjutant T.ieut. Allen has
been quite upset over the loss of Phi-
plio, a pet turtle which he wag tam
ing. With less than ten days train
ing the animal could do “facings” to
Some one must have given the com
mand “to the rear march” and forgot
to say “Halt.”
Captain Milliken hag returned from
ten days’ vacation spent at his home
in Portland, Maine.
Captain Clarke is back from a visit
of fifteen days in Chicago.
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