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GARBAGE HELPS WIN IN MANY
Garbage, though not a particularly
nice subject to talk on, yet is a "very
important item for our Uncle Sam’s
Conservation and Reclamation Depart
Thus every effort to save, is being
made by Capt. Darnell, the command
ing officer of the Department at Camp
Greene, and also by Lieut Levy, who
is in charge of this particular branch,
there is of course a legitimate amount
of food, that finds it way to the gar-
bage pile, from the one-hundred and
fifty mess halls throughout Camp
The work of collecting this so call
ed waste (?) is done daily by the
Conservation and Reclamation Depart
ment, the refuse is brought to a cen
tral point, and the work of reclaiming
so to speak, and saving is started
then and there!
The barrels out-side the various
mess halls have signs directly over
each one such as “Liquids” “Meats”
“Vegetable Puddings, etc.” and the
men are instructed, and asked, to pay,
particular attention to these signs
when disposing of their uneaten food.
From the thirty-two Camps, Post
Forts, Hospitals and Cantonments
throughout the U. S., in one month the
staggering amount of seventeen mil
lion pounds of food; was thrown in
the garbage can, right here in Camp
Greene there was two hundred and
seventy-five thousand pounds, almost
five pounds to the man. Now, when
you are confronted on all sides by
sign asking you to save, do it;
Think! Besides! Act; and Save!
Before the Conservation and Recla
mation Department was started, much
of this valuable material was merely
sold in bulk to outside contractors,
but now, through the diligent efforts
of the men at the head of the Depart
ments every ounce is either, or treat
ed in^such a manner to yield its' valua
For instance, the fats, bones and
meats are thrown in to large vats
and boiled for seven hours, in which
time, the mass is reduced to a thick
liquid, the grease coming to the sur
face during teh boiling period os skim
med off and placed in barrels and this
One of the coming events with
which the men of Camp Greene are
looking forward with great interest
IS the vast and comprehensive min
strel show that is now under rhearsal
at the Base Hospital. With some of
the beet talent in the East to draw
from it is believed that the coming
event at the Auditorium will be one
long, to be remembered
Everything is progressing in the
best of style and it is believed that
with the lifting of the quarantine
health conditions of the city will per
mit is its initial performance at the
City Auditorium Wednesday, Nov. 6th,
Hosp. Sgt. Leighton, 1st sergeant of
the medical det., is chairman of the
committee ih charge; Lytle, secre
tary; MacNish, treasurer.; Sgt, Laske,
manager; Goldstein, musical director
and Myers stage director. The vocal
talent that_ these men have been able
to secure is remarkable, having cor
nered one of the best quartettes in the
North, consisting of Donavan, Gates,
Lange and Dalquist, For end men they
have Lawlor, Reel, Barth, O’Malley
Meyers, Leahy, Arn and Cote.
_ Manager Laske is in hopes that pro-
wded the show is the vast success
that its rehearsals Indicate that it will
be, to produce it in some of the near
grease, or oil “has a market value of
fifteen cents per pound.
The bones are separated from the
mixture and ground to a powder, this
makes most excellent fertilizer, and
brings a price of about twenty-two
dollars per ton.
The balance, or actual garbage, is
sold to farmers owning large num
bers of hogs and this, too, has a mar
ket value, and brings a good price.
So it goes, the bones make fertilizer
and fertilizer helps grow more food
The garbage goes to the hogs, and we
eat the flesh -of the pig.
The fats make soap, soap yields
glycerine, (a hundred pounds of at
yields ten poundse of glycerine)
glycerine is used in making Nitro
glycerine (that costs a $l,2&0.00 a ton)
and nitro-glycerine makes explosives!
and that’s what’s winning the war for
U. S. “Do your bit” by “saving a bit.”
ROBERT H. SHARP.
Conservation and Reclamation Dept.
BASE HOSPITAL SHOWS HEARTY
■Major Joseph H, Way, designated
by Lieutenant Colonel George A, Renn
as Fourth Liberty Loan Officer of the
U. S, Army Base Hospital, reported to
loan headquarters at Camp Greene the
purchase by officers and enlisted per
sonnel of the Base Hospital of bonds
to the amount of $23,500.00.
This was an excellent showing tor
the Base Hospital when the smalf pay
of the men is considered as well as the
further fact that several purchasers
had also contributed to each of the
previous government loans. The offi
cers and men at the Base Hospital
can always be depended oci to come
across with their part in every proper
and helpful enterprise.
A 100 PER CENT MAN.
Colonel August C. Macomb, camp
commander, showed himself a 100 per
cent American by going out every
wight last week to speak for the Fourth
Liberty Loan. He also performed spec
ial duty in aiding to solicit for the loan.
Major Way was also busy through
out the week in aiding to “stump’
Mecklenburg county. The crusaders
were accompanied by the Fourth Re
cruit band and by J. T. Mangum, Y.
M. C. A. secretary.
The story goes that at one school
house there was a mighty small crowd
“Let’s go back to town,” suggested
“Not yet,” Said Major Way, and he
started to solicit the crowd.
In a few minutes he was able to an
nounce that “ has gone over
the top with 100 per cent contribution,’’
for he had sold both men bonds.
The rent of the Soldiers’ Club for
white men in uniform at 516 South
Tryon street, for the Red Circle Club
for colored soldiers on E'ast Second
street, the heating, lighting, general
upkeep and salaries of special trained
workers is all financed for the War-
Camp Community Service in the same
way_ that money is obtained for work
of similar organizations, including the
Y. W. C. A., the K. of C., the Jewish
Welfare and others. The local branch
es of each of these organizations re
ceives assistance • . . -
O. D. Uniforms, Dry Cleaned.
Serge Uniforns, Dry Cleaned,
Army Overcoats, Dry Cleaned,
Army Shirts, Dry Cleaned,
Cotton Leggins, Dry Cleaned,
Wool Leggins, Dry Cleaned,
Army Hats Cleaned and Reblocked.
Including new sweat band. New rib-
bon band 25c extra.
’J'HE SOUTH’S SUUERIOU SERVICE
THE BEN-VONDE CO.
CEl^ANERS ANH DYERS
18-20-22 W. Fifth St.
CHARLOTTE, N. C.