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The Caduceus ee^nsibility
“Dedicated to the Cause of
World Wide Justice.”
Published every Saturday by the En
listed Personnel of the Base Hospital,
Camp Greene, Charlotte, N. C.
Business Office 'Phone 1530
Editorial Offlce—Barra'Bts Five,
Five Cents the Copy.
Sponsor ......Lieut. "Walter Mytlnger
Editor & Mgr Pvt. Verlln J. Harrold
Associate Business Managrers-—
Private Theodorlc Neal
Ivan H. Law.
Sterling- E. Perry.
Private Harvey Haines
KEEP THEM GOING
Many Imipressionable optimists think the end of the tvar is in sight
because the allies have made a smashing attack in which they took ground
and guns and prisoners. Bells have heen ringing, parades formed and
bands ordered to play as the note of elation rises to a crescendo of tri
umphant faith in victory.
The gleam of success has turned the heads of many of our people until
they see in the gain of the present drive the growing dawn of victory and
the sunburst of peace.
Therein lies the danger.
We have won a round of the battle but it will require many more hard
blows to land the knock-out. This is no time for stalling.
Great Britain organized a demonstration, earlier in the war, for her
Cambrai success and while she gloried in her gain the Germans counter
attacked lines that were too weak to hold them and there was crepe hung
.on the gay colors of England’s gala session before the joy time was well
American enthusiasm is a grand energy which our allies have treated
with caution. They know it is a wonderful power when rightly directed but
that it may prove costly. When kindled in hate it throws back the regi
ments of picked Prussians and gathers in their scattered weapons. When
it is diverted into Impetuousness it rushes into its own barrage fire or enters
too tar ahead of the veterans of England and France and so damages the
It is misdirected enthusiasm which has caused a sort of temperamental
stampede in sections ' f the United States.
War work has been hindered by too much victory elation.
Germany is giving, ground doggedly and every energy should be used to
keep them on the move.
It was never more true that the Allies need all the resources they can
command to win the war. As many ships, as many airplanes, as much ar
tillery and ammunition as can be constructed and shipped is the u'-gent
Aloi^ with these comes the call for more men to hold the land now
takem Germany has not given up her plan to recruit a Russian fighter to
niatch every American sent on the field. Russian soldiers are being bought
by commissions and coercion. The zeal with whicch this program is con
tinued by the Teutons depends largely upon the speed with which America
can put her matchless warriors ihto line.
It is surely not a time for clattering optimism. It is the day for re
doubled war energies. Don’t waste your American enthusiasm in “whooping
it up for the Sammies ’ but conserve all resources in buying War Saving
Stamps and saving sugar and food esesentials.
Let every soldier in every line of effort give his best every day in his
of duty. He must not divert his efforts into planning for return to civilian
ilffi hospital man should scrub a little harder and clean his ward a
little better because (.Termanay has lost a line of trenches.
It has always been said that moral courage will finally win in the death
papple between autocracy and democracy. While Germany backs stub
born y away from Paris she seeks a word of hope to give to her war worn
people. It te for America’s failing that they look for a new courage stimu
lant Our duty Is to force the bloated battle lords to feed theif luKts
It is for us to work and save and send to the front as much as we can
Our boys need serious suraort and not shouting. They need letters which
tell of loyal strength and ffbarty cooperation and not postals on “I congrat-
ulate you. They need wheat and guns and earnest prayer
f temporary victory. The triumph we demand can be won
only by forcing a powerful and pain tried people to their knees. We must
set ourselves for a deeeperate struggle.
A BEAUTIFUL LEGEND.
There is nothing vain in the atti
tude of The Caduceus in its present
position of power.
The Caduceus is the only paper rep
resenting Camp Greene since the ces
sation of publication of Trench and
Camp, the former Y .M. C. A. weekly,
which will no doubt reappear when the
camp is filled to capacity.
The Caduceus has been endorsed
by both the Retail Merchants’ Asso
ciation and the Charlotte Automotive
Association, giving it a standing with
the daily press.
The authority which The Caduceus
has grown to wield in cities outside
of Charlotte and by a representation in
every city of first importance in the
nation, serves to instill into the mem
bers of The Caduceus staff a feeling of
the seriousness with which the printed
word is to be treated.
There is a beautiful tradition con
nected with "the site on which a tem
ple was erected.
The ground is said to have been oc
cupied in common by two brothers,
one of whom had a family, the other
had none. On this spot was sown a
field of wheat.
On the evening succeeding the har
vest, the wheat having been gathered
in separate shocks, the elder brother
said to his wife, “My younger brother
is unable to bear the burden and heat
of the day; I will arise, take of my
shocks and place with his without hi*
The younger brother being actuated
by the same benevolent motives said
within himself, “My elder brother has
a family and I have none; I will arise,
take of my shocks and place them
Judge on their mutual astonishment
when on the following day they found
their respective shocks undiminished.
This transpired for several nights
when each resolved in his own mind
to stand guard and solve the mys
They did so and on the following
night they met each other half way
between their respective shocks with
their arms full.
From grouhd hallowed by such as
sociations as this was the great tem
ple of worship erected.
Alas in these days, how many would
sooner steal their brother’s wheat
shock than add to It a single sheaf?
There are opportunities every day
of sharing another’s burden. In our
common life as soldiers and comrades
there are chances without number to
show a spirit of helpfulness as beau
tiful as that of the two brothers.
Are you missing your chance to
cheer and aid those who are laboring
in the same sacred cause of justice?
—By Private Herbert Kerkhoft.
LET'S VISIT THERE.
There’s a town called Don’t-You-Worry
On .the banks of River Smile,
Where the Cheer-up and Be-happy
Blossom sweetly all the while.
Where the never grumble flower
Blooms beside the fragrant Try
And the Ne’er-give-up and Patience
Point their faces to the sky.
In the Valley of Contentment
In the Province of I-Will,
You will find this lively City
At the foot of No-fret hill.
There are thoroughfares delightful.
In this very charming town.
And on every hand are shade trees
Named, the Very-seldom Frown.
Rustic benches, quite enticing.
You’ll find scattered here and there
•4nd to each a Vine is clinging
Called the Frequent-earnest-prayer;
Everybody there is happy.
And is singing all the while
In the town of Don’t-You-Worry,
On the banks of River Smile.