The Caduceus. volume (Camp Greene, Charlotte, N.C.) 1918-1919, December 28, 1918, Image 4
I \f ) : y 1. I K ill PRESENTED WITH WATCH the hospital staff by the presentation of a valuable Waltham wrist watch and a pair of silver Lieutenant-Colonel leaves, on Christmas clay . Major Joseph H. Way, one of the pioneers of the hospital staff, present ed the token of regard to the com manding officer. Lieutenant-Colonel Renn was deeply moved by the expres sion of devotion from the men of his staff. WHAT NEXT? NOW THE ARMY OFFERS US INTERCHANGEABLE GLOVES Hereafter troops will receive Inter changeable gloves which they may wear on either right or left hand. The Clothing and Equipage Division is now arranging to have all gloves in process of production made inter changeable. The interchangeable glove is a five-finger knitted wool glove, with seams so “fulled” or “fluff ed” as to be invisible. These gloves are not shaped to fit snug on the palm or full on the back of the hand, but are knitted flat so that the palm and back are Identical. The thumb is fitted into both the obverse and reverse sides of the glove about a quarter of an inch instead of being fitted deeply into the palm and slightly into the back of the glove. This makes it possible to shift the gloves from one hand to the other to equalize the wear on both sides and also ob viates the necessity of furnishing a full pair of gloves to replace the loss of one; one glove only being furnished to replace the one lost. The exact appearance of the glove may be ob tained by observing the shape of the open hand pressed on a fiat surface with fingers slightly separated. THE CADUCEUS LIEUT.-COLONEL RENN HONORED BY HOSPITAL STAFF lEUT.-COLONEL George A. Renn, commanding of ficer of the U. S. Army Base Hospital, Camp Greene, was honored by CARRY SERVICE SPIRIT BACK Happy New Year to the officers and men of Camp Greene. A short cut to happiness, the most indelible trade mark of happiness is service and you, of Camp Greene, who have so faithfully and cheerfully served your country and your fellow well performTd'^ should be very, very happy in the ^cnowledge of service Before many months you wiil have returned to civil life. May you take with you and put mto„effect in your home cities the lessons of service and co-operation you have learned in the army. The man “worth while in any community is the man who appreciates the privilege of being allowed to live in the community and who pays his rent by giving of his time and brain in the service of his town and his neighbor.” secretary of your Chamber of Commerce in helping to make your town a better place in make 1919 a mighty-happy year for two fellows— yourself and the secretary. A happy 1919 to you, and many of them! Edward N. Parris, Executive Secretary, CHARLOTTE CHAMBER OP COMMERCE. HOME DAY SUNDAY WILL FIND SOLDIERS IN CHARLOTTE A soldier in every Charlotte home on Sunday is the movement which ha's sent committees of church workers among the soldiers during the past week in an effort to place the men in homes on to-morrow. There are few of the soldiers who have not been approached by the church work ers who are arranging for the enter tainment of the men in uniform. Every Charlotte church should be well filled with the wearers of the olive drab to-worrow for most of the kindly invitations have been accepted and the men will welcome the chance to add to the home circles of the Charlotte folk. SING CAROLS THE KHAKI UNIFORM Was first seen by a British oMcer in Ehst India in 1848. He tried it on the British soldiers and found it to be good. It was cool and wore well—did not fade, or show dust, and could not be seen far away. It is a native Hindu word and means dusty, is made in cotton and woolen goods and is now used all over the world. G. E. Woodard, Dec. 14, 1918 MUSIC GREETS DAWN AT THE HOSPITAL .. In order that the spirit of the angel song at Christmas morn might not be lost for the soldiers and patients, a band of singers made up from nurses and hospital men made the rounds of the wards early Christmas morning and sang several numbers. Their ef fort was received in warmest enthusi asm. The chorus sang two numbers at the head of the detachment street and cries of “Merry Christmas” sounded from every tent along the line when the song had died away. Those who arose at daylight and made the round of song were:—Camp Choruster Belingham, Mrs. Theodocia Baldwin, Miss Walt, Nurses Pollock, Shumaker, Richardson, Johnson, Rich, Hagen, Richard, Long and Converse; Captain Reginald Rowland, Sergeants Adams, Coleman, Donovan, James Johnson, Lyons, Mills; Corporals Sul livan and Riley and Privates Vanades- tine, Caletrl, Leahy, Warner, Judd, LeRay, West, Hutchinson and Gates. IVe wish to express our thanJ^s to the Boys in Uniform for their Co-operation and (food Will May You Jill have a Happy and T^rosperous New Year and the Lord’s Blessings attend You / THE STONEWALL HOTEL W. E. Hockett, Mgr. CHARLOTTE. N. C.