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OPEN NEW WARD
FIRST OF BIG BUILDINGS FOR
The first of the six buildings to be
used as reconstruction wards was open
ed on .Thursday. Arrangements have
been made for caring for one hundred
patients in the big building which is
known as Ward 3-3 and which stands
nearest to Isolation No. 4.
Major Joseph Way is in charge of
the group of reconstruction wards. I(
is for him to form the daily program
for rebuilding the bodies of the pa
tients who have reached the con
valescent stage in the other hospital
wards. It is expected that later there
may be wounded soldiers brought here
Sergeant Patrick Cosgrove is ward
master for the first reconstruction
ward to be opened. Orderlies are
Thomas Illingworth, Isadora Polacek
and Ray Derwort.
The new ward section practically
doubles the capacity of the U. S. arm-
base hospital. Camp Greene. W’
the wards are opened they will accom
modate eight hundred men. The men
in these reconstruction plants wi’'
practically live a life to themselves
although they will use the base hos
pital mess hall. But it is planned to
have the reconstruction subjects
awakened by their own bugler and to
give them light drill. They will '
marched to the mess hall at meal
The other wards will be opened
needed. As yet no patients have been
brought to the new ward but are ex
pected before Tuesday of next week.
FIRST OF NEW WARDS OPENED
FREE SUPPER AND SWIM
A basket supper 'free to soldiers
and a free plunge into the Lakewood
swimming pool are features of the
soldiers’ picnic to be given by the
churches of Charlotte under the aus
pices of the Soldiers’ Club on Satur
The picnic starts at 2 o’clock and
will end at 8 o’clock tonight. There
will be a band concert and athletic
events in the afternoon.
The big affairs will be the free dip
from 3 o’clock until 6 o’clock and the
There will be the usual dance at the
Soldiers’ Club on Saturday evening.
NEW PROVO. MARSHAL.
Captain W. C. McGeehan has been
assigned to duty as head of the mill-
tary police of Charlotte to take the
place of Lieut. L. W. Hammond, who
has been in authority for the past four
L/- .. i
Last Sunday evening the congrega
tion of Belmont Methodist church in
Charlotte held a special service to hon
or the 24 young soldiers from that
church. The flag was presented
Major Joseph H. Way of the base hos
pital in an appropriate speech brim
ming full of patriotism, and accepter’
by the pastor. Rev. Aycock, in equally
fellcitious reply. Mr. Marlon Redd of
the Charlotte bar delivered an address
on the “Issues With Germany and
America’s Purposes in the War,”
which fully justified the encomiums so
frequently bestowed on the oratorical
ability of this popular young attorney.
Secretary McMahon is still occupy
ing his favorite corner of the veranda
down at the officers’ ward.
The ugly gash that has kept him
captive there now over two weeks has
become slightly infected and another
week or so must roll around before
Mack can resume his duties.
LOOSE OLD FRIENDS
AMBULANCES ARE TAKEN FROM
The ambulance squad of the base
hospital is a thing of the past. The
row of machines back of the supply
house,- the cavalry of cars by the ad
ministration building, the clatter of
testing hours now linger only in
memory. They belong to the day
when the base hospital was the camp
ambulance center and when forty men
were detailed to care for and run the
A camp ambulance corps has been
organized from the casual camp with
headquarters near the camp comman
der’s headquarters. Fifty soldiers are
detailed to keep up and operate the
fifteen ambulances which once be
longed to the base hospital. The ma
chines were taken from the hospital
The newly formed ambulance corps
is to be known as Ambulance Com
pany 429. Lieutenant J. H. Wyatt is
at the head of the organization.
When an ambulance is needed at
the base hospital now it is obtained
by telephoning. No cars are to be
left at the hospital.
The removing of’ the ambulances
means the passing of a distinct insti
tution at the base hospital. Always,
the big machines have been a part of
the hospital landscape.
Sergeant Samuel R. Wright had
been at the head of the hospital am
bulance corps since his arrival here
from Fort Ethan Allen last October.
He is now to be employed as a clerk
to Adjutant Sheaff. Privates Pledger
and Townsend had been on the am
bulance squad for nearly nine months.
Pledger is now driving the car of
Lieutenant-Colonel Renn and Town
send is temporarily on fatigue duty.
All the former ambulance men are
to be given regular hospital work.
The following men were rewarded
for their appointment as privates, first
class from the rank of private;
Bashaw, Charles, Berdinner, Wil
liam, Berestko, John, Bourgeios, David,
Caron, Leo, Cote, Amos, Estes, Har
old, Gates, Calvin, Gibbelli, Domenico,
Griffeh, Nelso(n, Hansche, William,
Hart, Arthur, Hammane, William,
Hitchcock, Jay, Howard, Patrick.
Hughes, Michael, Hutchins, Henry,
Jubinville, Theophile, Kobylinski, Vin
cent, Kramer, Clarence, Lewis, John,
McAfee, Leslie, Mahn, Burlen, Mans
field, James, Mason, Arthur, McCul
loch, Stanley, Russell, Wade, Russo,
-Sam, Schofield, Elmer, Warr. Charles,
the cream of ice creams