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RED CROSS STRUCTURE NEEDS
BUT FEW DAYS MORE.
“The most beautiful building at the
hospital,” as it has been termed on
several occasions, will soon be finish
ed, it lacking but little work on the
interior portions. The structure re
ferred to is ine new Red Cross build
ing being erected at an expense oi
well over $10,000, at the center of the
oblong formed by the new convalesc
ing Darracks in the rear oi the new
The barracks themselves have but
recently been turned over to the gov
ernment by the contractors, and are
now ready for actual service. It is
understood that one of them will be
opened with almost its full quota of
patients very shortly.
Practically all the exterior work on
the building has been finished, the
electrical wiring completed and the
painters are now doing their share on
the Inside, with little Incidentals that
are sure to arise it is still expected
that the structure will be ready for
fullest use by next Saturday.
As was originally intended, the
building is erected in the form of a
cross with a red roofing so that view
ed from above by aeroplane the actual
chraacter of the place could hardly be
in doubt. The North and South
wings have two stories, each being
subdivided into four rooms used as
bed-rooms, linen-closets, one pantry,
kitchen and. several other useful pur
poses. Prom East to West across the
wlngg just one large room is formed,
unobstructed by posts or anything of
a kindred nature, where the enter
tainments and moving picture exhibi
tions will be held. An unusual but
very attractive feature of this large
and roomy hall is the two large red
brick fireplaces near the center, not
only ornamental but capable of giv
ing considerable heat.
A board-walk with just a roofing
over it, similar to ones conecting the
wards of the main hospital, will join
the rel cross building with barracks
No. 2, so patients too ill to walk may
be wheeled over from the wards for
a few moments’ recreation.
Perhaps the most unusual feature
of the new building is that it wi’‘
have an honest-to-g. odness coat of
white paint which will give it a dis
tinguished appearance amid so many
of the plainer unpalnted wooden struc
LITTLE THINGS COUNT
THEY WILL WIN THE WAR BE
LIEVES ADJUTANT SHEAFF.
It is the small services well done
that will win the war, in the belief of
Captain Phillip A. Sheaff, M. R. U.,
adjutant of the U. S. army base hos
pital, Camp Greene.
Captain Sheaff has been living that
war creed since he reached Camp
Greene on October 31, 1917, and it
was because of his painstaking care
in all matters that he was made ad
jutant of the hospital upon the pro
motion of Lieutenant Colonel George
Renn to commanding officer.
This little matter of intensive care
is not a new doctrine with Phillip
•Sheaff, formerly of Philadelphia, Pa.,
and whose name in the medical pro
fession was well-known before he en
rolled in army work. There are mat
ters of microscopic adjustment which
forms are much used and are due to
inventive efforts of the present cap
tain. He is recognized as an author-
ON THE JOB
Private Francis Mills has reported
to the medical detachment at the L.
S. A. hospital. Camp Greene, after
having spent a most enjoyable leave
of absence of fifteen days in the wilds
and wooliness of the state of Maine.
SAFE ONCE MORE.
The officers’ mess has again been
brought up to Ifs former degree of
efficiency by the return of Private
Krueger. He has been on furlough,
which he spent at his home in In
ity on the treatment of certain mala
dies but he will not take cognizance
of that .act himself.
All the points that The Caduceus
representative was able-to glean bPH'
ceming Captain Sheaff are;
Was in Philadelphia when he offered
his services to the United States army
on March 27, 1917.
His services were accepted on April
He was commissioned a first lieuten
ant on April 25, 1917.
His training started at Fort Ben
jamin Harrison, Ind., on May 31,- and
continued until July 27.
He was sent to Rockefeller Institute,
New York for medical research work
until August 31. He was at Fort
Oglethorpe, Ga., until October 31,
when assigned to duty at the Camp
Greene base hospital.
On February 12, 1918, he was com
missioned as a captain. A few days
later Captain Sheaff, who had been
acting as assistant to Adjutant Renn
was made adjutant.
In addition we believe Captain
Sheaff to be a poet. Like unto mo.’t
other, matters he declines to accept
public honor for his disp'av of ability,
but in hunting for news The Caduceus
staff members chance upon snappy bits
of verse about P's hospital now and
then and tPey are nearly always by
P. A. S. He has bTiahtened the way
of several of his fellow officers by ac
companying kodak pictures by gems
On two .occasions The Caduceus
editor induced the cantain to allow
his verses to appear In print. The
results were worth the effort and the
reui’ts have hindered Canta'n Sheaff s
pnai'c s’nce that time for “alw^vs cn
the job” is a pert of The Caduceus
bih’e. We tried to get some poetpr vo
accompany this article and are grati
fied by the following response:
U. S. Armv Hospital,
Camp Greene. N. C..
To the Editor of The Caduceus:
My Dear Editor: After your many
exhortations “to write something for
The Caduceus,” and your persistent
efforts to make the adjutant do some
thing he knows nothing about, I can
not but help think of a slogan made
use of in the advertisement of an
advertising concern, namely: “Stick
ing everlastingly at it brings suc
cess,” and I hope now you will feel
that your laborious efforts have been
crowned with g’ory, for I am going
to comply with your request.
Although my article is very short
and some may have heard it before,
it is given in good faith, and if taken
seriously and acted upon bv all those
who are in the service, the end for
which we are all striving w'll be
brought to a successful conclusion.
Here It goes:
This doing your bit
Is a funny old skit.
As applied to you
For the little things count
In efficiency’s mount,
And WILL WIN this war,
Don’t you see.
—P. A. S.
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