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SUNNY SOUTH MAKES GOOD
Camp Ureene sizzled under a tropi
cal sun that put to shame the stories
about “down in the Philippines’ on
Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
Shade was at a premium.
Several times thermometers were
hung out and every time the red
liquid arose at such a late that the
tubes were broughgt to cover. On
the shady side of thd laboratory the
thermometer exposed by Major Brown
registered 124 degrees in twenty min
utes, Tuesday afternoon. A like re
sult was obtained at 2 o’clock on Tues
Wednesday morning was even warm
er than the start of Tuesday morning
but in the afternoon there was a re
freshing breeze so tha tThe Caduceus
office was only 120 warm at 1:30
But weather is too common a topic
to discuss at Camp Greene. There is
always weather here.
BACK AT WORK.
PLAN TO ENTERTAIN
COLORED SOLDIERS WILL HEAR
Plans for a formal opening of the
colored soldiers’ club, on Brevard
Charlotte folks are telling a good
one on the recruiting officers this
week. They claim that a farm lad
who lives just outside of Rutherford-
ton walked 110 miles in to Charlotte
to enlist. The men in uniform gave
him the once over.
“No chance for you with such flat
fleet as those,” the rural lad was told.
“You couldn’t stand up under march
ing at all.”
“I hate that. Here I have walked
100 miles to get here and now have to
‘hoof it back.”
street, have been engaging the ener
gies of the sub-committee of the
Camp Greene soldiers’ club this week.
The opening of the new club house
will be next Wednesday night. There
will be music, speeches and songs.
An appeal will be made in the
Charlotte churches on Sunday to raise
money for operating the soldiers’ club
for colored men.
Prof. R. L. Douglas, of Biddle Uni
versity, has been named as manager
of the colored .soldiers’ club activities
for August. J. H. Warren is at the
head of the entertainment committee.
Executive Secretary Hubbard of the
war-camp community -service has been
active in aiding to arrange for enter
tainment of the colored soldiers.
Meanwhile more colored men are
arriving at Camp Greene daily. Sixty
were called in the draft from Char
lotte on Thursday. It is now expected
that about o,000 colored troops are to
be stationed at the camp.
Private Philip Blanchard has been
restored to lull duty after a short stay
in the hospital which he was admitted
to for the treatment of bronchitis with
which he was suffering for a short
On Monday the Southern Public
Utilities Company, which operates the
street railway lines in Charlotte an i
to Camp Greepe, inaugurated a seven-
cent car fare all over the city and to
the city, to take the place of t’
flve-cent fare, which is claimed to
have proven inadequate to meet the
increased costs of labor, material and
the like in the maintenance of the
The company presented to the co-
poration commission of the state at
Raleigh, nearly a month ago, its
tion asking permission to incre-'
rate, showing the advance in every
thing which is used in the operation
of the system, together with the in
creases in wages which has been nec
essary to provide a living for its em
ployes, and after careful considera
tion of the showing of the compan-
the commission authorized the com
pany to charge seven cents fare when
cash is paid on the car, and t^'
four tickets for 25 cents.
As a rule the soldiers purchase the
tickets, which means that they pay
1-4 cents more for a car ride now
than they paid under the old five cents
The hospital detachment mess is
compelled to do without the presence
of their most amiable mess sergeant,
Solomon J. Laske, for a few days,
since he has been successful in se
curing his well deserved furlough.
“Sol” has returned to his home town,
New Haven; Conn., where he expects
to spend the greater part of his leave.
It was rumored the arrangements
had been made to have the New Ha
ven Foot Guard Band at the station
to greet the returning hero but owing
to his extended ride on the Southern
and Pennsylvania roads they failed to
recognize him, doubtlessly taking our
worthy sergeant to be one of the
LANDS IN HOSPITAL.
Unfortunately, the second bout at
the “Y” on Monday evening resulted
rather badly for Private Stanly War
ner of New Haven. “Stan” and “Bud
dy’’ Townsend gave an excellent ex
hibition of the manly art. Both of the
lads received some severe blows but
no noticeable disfiguration developed
on either of the chaps until quite late
Tuesday morning when in blowing his
nose Warner felt something “snap”
and his left cheek began to swell al
most immediately resulting in his be
ing admitted to the hospital for treat
ment. Warner is located in ward A-2
for the present.
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