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WHOOP IT UP!
Help whoop it up for the Npw
Give our new friend a royal
welcome. Make him think that
his life will be worth while to
Give every fellow you meet
around the hospital on New
Years day a “Happy New Year”
We had a lot of “Merry Christ
mas” spirit. Lets have more of
the “Happy New Year.”
Everybody around the place
deserves a cheery greeting to
start off the new span of days.
You be one to help whoop it
HAVE BRIGHTENED PAGES
RED Cross home a scene
lULB-TIDB decorations of
the hospital Red Cross
building were extensive
and delightful to the
highest degree. Under
U e careful direction of Mrs. Theod-
crla Baldwin, the hostess, the building
has assumed a brilliant aspect of hap
piness and festivity never before seen
in the history of it’s short period of
service. Many long and weary hours
have been spent by Mrs. Baldwin and
I\Ii. Webb, the camp electrician and
their corps of volnnteer assistants in
achieving the pleasing result that has
been attained and stands as a fitting
monument to their efforts on behalf
of the patients and enlisted personnel
of the U. S. Army Base Hospital,
In approaching the building the
flashing rays of the varied colored
lights, strung along the board wate
and the new electric sign with the
emblem of the Red Cross and a point
ing hand are the first introduction to
the scene of festivity and gladness.
Emblazoned above the main door-
vay is a sign of “Welcome,” extending
the courtesy of the home to all comers,
soldier and civilian. Drawing nearer
the sound of merry-making can be
beard, while the actual entering of
Ihe door brings a flood of light and a
c'isplay of magnificent decoration that
is most impressive.
Your eyes are at once drawn to a
symbolic cross suspended from the
cupola. A series of red lights bring
to it’s outlines a vividness that com-
] ’etes the realization of what the Red
Cross as an organization has done
iind is doing for our men and women.
x\.bove this emblem is a lighted halo
of yellow beneath the green tinting of
holly and cedar branches, secured to
he rafters. ^ ,
Glancing around, you note the doz
ens of strings of red, white and blue
most, then the large Christmas tree
lights contrasting from the walls and
columns towards the center emblem.
Prom the side supports hang Christ
mas bells of red crepe paper, while the
cedar limbs draped above them form
a pleasing contrast
—Photo By Toohey.
CADUCEUS FEATURE WRITERS
These men have been shining factors in brightening the Pages of The
ChduCfeus during the seven months’ that our magazine has brought it s
message to Camp Greene and out over half the world besides. Our com
rades shown above have been feature writers for The ^aduceus and it
is their cunning in word-forming which has caused you the smiles
bits of thoughtful reverie as you read our issues. Five of these men have
gone from the hospital during the past few weeks.
Reading the top row from left to right we have: i, „
Sergeant Ray Derwort, editor of The Reconstruction news section of
’^^^ergeant J. Dalquist, now at Newport News, in medical supply service
but who, until a month ago, was one of the most vital sport writers of
the hospital personnel. He put a dash into every contest even .^^^er the
smokes had begun to take the “pep” out of the tiring warriors. We could
Lways count on “Dal” to start things in the line of sports—and to carry
^^sTrgeant ^J. Wheeler, Quartermaster corps, now discharged from service,
was formerly editor of the Quartermaster news of the hospital.
Seated, from left to right: amiin
Corporal Joe Lawlor, “Smiling” Joe. has carried ®
to thousands of our readers in his picture stories of bits of life. He is
one of the most versatile of our feature writers.
Sergeant First class Patrick Cosgrove, now overseas with Base Hospital
No 54 was a writer of comic and serious prose which was much enjoyed.
Sergeant D. M. Brill, Medical Supply, edits the medical s^PP’^
Private J M Hugh«s, now of the camp Remount station, who has
un7er the non deTume of Knight Awdlee the delightful Piedmont Fables.
He recently won the joke contest held by Judge magazine.
Private T. M. Stockard, medical supply, author of J®”®”.
Letters. So keen were his subtle shafts of wit that an effort Is being made
to have the work copyrighted and put in book form.
The crackling and snapping of the
blazing logs in the large fire places
hold your gaze for a moment but it
swiftly passes to the decorations of
A five pointed electric star is fore-
with its myrald of tiny lights, tlnsle,
minute figures and cap of stars is
the center point of Interest. Around
this are arranged flower boxes, the
result of months of careful cultiva
tion, while to the left is a smaller
tree dedicated to George Renn, Jr.,
the son of the commanding officer..
George, Jr., emphatically Insisted that
he would not be happy unless he could
have a tree with the boys at the hos
pital, so one was accordingly arranged
for his benefit. On it the electricians
have dec'Srations of the most elaborate
nature, strings of mlnature lights run
from the tips of the branches to the
topmost twig. On the right of the
stage is the “good old piano”, the
inspiration of melody and joy.
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