The Caduceus. volume (Camp Greene, Charlotte, N.C.) 1918-1919, October 26, 1918, Image 4
S' f r LOAN *23,500 GARBAGE HELPS WIN IN MANY WAYS. 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 ment. 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 Greene. 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 ble by-products. 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, 1918. 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 by cities. 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 SPIRIT. ■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 assembled. “Let’s go back to town,” suggested one. “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. $1.25 Serge Uniforns, Dry Cleaned, 1.50 Army Overcoats, Dry Cleaned, 2.00 Army Shirts, Dry Cleaned, .35 Cotton Leggins, Dry Cleaned, .35 Wool Leggins, Dry Cleaned, .50 Army Hats Cleaned and Reblocked. $1.00 Including new sweat band. New rib- bon band 25c extra. ’J'HE SOUTH’S SUUERIOU SERVICE THE BEN-VONDE CO. 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