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CAMP PAPERS SPEAK FOR THE
BEST IN SOLDIER’S LIFE.
LOST HIS BET
AMERICAN GUNNER DID NOT FAIL
TO HIT SUB.
“Eveiy encouragement shouH l o
liven to the soldier papers wnioh are
arising to voice the life of ihe men
in khaki,” Secretary of War Baker is
cvedi*ed with saying when interview
ee! cone erning the establishing of >•
soldier press in several camps.
“As a war aid the camp newspapers
are destined to prove a most import
ant factor in building up the great
American armies,” states Lieutenant
L. R. Pairall, V. S. A., editor of The
Camp Dodger of Camp Dodge, Iowa,
in an interview from The New York
“The power of the soldier press is
growing every day,” continues Lieu
tenant Fairall. “The men of the dif
ferent division are accepting their be
liefs and creeds in no small part from
their newespapers. What tae reliable
camp journals say the soldiers of
those camps thing and do. I believe
I am safe in saying that the camp
newspaper will loom as one of the
greatest factors in building our Amer
ican army before the war is ove».
The best of the camp papers speak
for the best in the soldier’s life.
“The people back home are receiv
ing unbounded comfort and camp ed
ucation from these soldier papers.
They learn taht the soldier’s life is
not one round of dull monotony,
dreary labor and dread.
“It is only natural that the soldiers
should call attention to these camp
papers of theirs. The result has been
that for every two papers sold in our
camps, a third one goes to relatives
or friends ‘back home.’ This has op
ened for the cantonment press an
other field—the opportunity to link
more closely together the camps and
those communities from which the
selected men have been drawn. This
has been done in a hundred and one
“The government has learned to
know the benefits of the camp papers
and so has given every impetus to the
enlisted men to establish and oper
ate these periodicals. Returns to the
government are in the aids in the
sale of Liberty bonds, which is es
timated as being in millions of dollars
from the help of camp papers last
fall. The papers reach a spot which'
outside speakers can never find. The
military insurance campaign is an
other instance of soldier prese aid.
The fact that the War Department has
reported aimost every soldier as insur
ed for from $5,000 to $10,000 is a tes
timonial to this work.
“This is just a giimpse into what
our new military press is doing. It
must be remembered that all these
papers are stil lin their infancy, and
that their greatest field for service
their greatest story lies in the future.
This war has developed many new
things for the army. And when it is
all overe, military historians will find
that one of the most powerful forces
in developing the much-boasted mor
ale of our Yankee army was the sol
There are now more than fifty camp
newspapers in the United States.
There are only two big camps In
the country in which the soldiers do
Captain O’Neil, of near Gastonia, has
kept open house for the soldiers since
the artillery range was established in
that region. One of the lads who used
to enjoy the hospitality of Captain
O’Neil has written a letter to his for
mer host and the missive was for
warded to The Caduceus.
In the letter which was written
sometime in June and “Somewhere ^
the Atiantic,” Wagoner Richard B.
Smith, of Field Hospital No. 33, which
was stationed at Camp Greene for
several weeks, writes of an incident
in meeting a submarine:
“One of the crew was illustrating
the difference between American
troops and those of other countries.
He was a cockney Britisher and his
story amused us. He told it for the
truth. , , 1
“He said that when a bunch of sol
diers from any other land but Ameri
ca were coming over that they would
run for life preservers when they
sighted a sub. He was on one ship
with the “Sammies” when a U-boat
heaved in sight.
“Do you know that those blokes run
around and everybody tried to get a
good seat for watching. Then the
bloomin’ fools begin to bet on wheth
er the gunner got the sub or whether
fhe submarine would get us.
“One lad lays a two to one bet that
our gunner would not hit the subma
rine and when the gunner hit the con
ning tower the Yank cussed his luclt
in iosing the the bet.
EAST END CANTEEN
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not publish a journal of one sort or
another. Some divisions have gone
so far as to recognize two rival publi
cations. All the others boast of at
least one, generally published ''^eek-
Iv The size ranges from eight pages
in the weaker organs to twelve ano
.sixteen where the support has been
stronger. , ^
It is but' justice that we etate that
The Caduceus, which has been pub
lished less than three months, has
come to be recognized as one of the
strongest of America’s camp Papers-
The Caduceus has probably wielded
a more potent power among the citi
zenry of its camp district than any
other like periodical, as it is found in
hundreds of homes in every city
surrounding Camp Greene.
Newspaper men of this section have
given The Caduceus a full share of
the credit in breaking the power of
an/- attempts at German propaganda
in' the region of the training camp.
The Caduceus has been stone blind
to anay virtue in the Teuton ®yste™
of efficiency and to the glory of the
^'^More^^han 100 copies of The Ca
duceus are carrying their we are
back of you” message to soldiers in
To those who have been reading the
base hospital magazine since Jts first
issue we wish to state that we have
lost none of our zeal in striving to
wards that high calling of strength
ening of the morale of the Camp
Greene soldiers and to aiding the
cause of world wide justice.
You owe it.;to yourself to
come and see our line of
They have no superiority in
snap, quality, fit and price.
We sell at “Camp Prices.”
KAHN TAILORING CO.,
Located in rear of Camp HeadQuarters
Good to make you strong
to face the battle.