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FROM MOUNT HOLLY
[Be it understood that the opinions
expressed by individuals who contri
bute to our Public Forum are not nec
essarily the views of The Caduceus
nor of the Base Hospital personnel.
The mission of the open forum is
to allow an airing of personal judg
ments and if that principal is to obtain
in complete value a voice cannot be
denied the person who signs his full
name to an article which does not
meet with our personal approval. It
"is in the Public Forum section alone
that we raise no bar against the indi
vidual who has a sentiment to express,
providing he keeps within the bounds
of decency and is conscientious
enough to sign his name to the com-
NOT OUR VOICE
pBLIC Forum Editor:—
In the same column in
which Sergeant R. A.
Lindquist aired his opln-
ion about Camp Greene
and “Southern Hospitality,” I want to
present a word to the effect that his
view is not that of the II. S. Army
Base Hospital, Camp Greene.
The article was really for the best
of our hospital interests because it
gives we men of the medical detach
ment a chance to give our opinion
about the treatment of the soldiers at
the hands of the good people of Char
lotte and to express our thanks for the
fine way in which they have opened
their doors and their hearts to us.
We hospital men come as near being
the veterans of Camp Greene as any
group now assembled here. We have
passed through days that try mens
souls. We know that the people of
Charlotte never lost faith in our work
and have never let up in their efforts
to give us the home touch. We will
think of their hospitable ways, which
seem as natural as their southern ac
cent, through all the years to come.
I will not imply that Sergeant Lind-
tiuist may be one of those unfortunates
tvho never leaves the camp and who
broods most of the time about the
mud that was and who is therefore
unprepared to discuss the “Southern
hospitality” which awaits the soldier
lo. The Queen City.
For the base hospital men I am sure
that I can say that Charlotte has
treated us royally and we will never
Private, Camp Greene.
Public Forum Editor:— v
So some of the boys don’t think
much of “Southern hospitality.”
Have you all heard of Mount Holly?
We have done our best up here to
make the boys who come our way
happy. But of course there have been
a few who might have been missed.
I am awfully sorry for that. Do you
suppose it is too late to change the
opinion of the soldier who wrote in
the last Caduceus?
Will you please let him know for
me that I would like to have him
come to Mount Holly- on next Sunday
and to bring a friend with him and
have dinner with us. Maybe we could
make him see things differently. Any
way we could try.
If he can and will come we would
be delighted to have him. Please
let him know and we will kill the
“fatted calf.” I certainly would hate
to have him go back home with such
a bad opinion of the south.
Mrs. J. A. Costner,
COALS OF FIRE
Public Forum Editor:—
We are not to be daunted by the
opinion of Sergeant Lindquist. We
are told that we must go on doing
good. There are several people at
the St. Peters Episcopal church who
would be glad to entertain Sergeant
Lindquist if he cares to attend our
church on the comyig Sabbath.
As members of the Base Hospital
personnel, we know that we are repre
senting the sentiment of the hospital,
and feel that Camp Greene has the
same opinion, when we state that we
are thoroughly disgusted with the
statements made by Ord. Sgt. R. L.
Lindquist in the December issue of
The Caduceus, wherein he stated that
Southern hospitality is at the present
time, a pitiful failure, and nothing
but a by-word in this vicinity.
We have been at Camp Greene for
the past fifteen months, and can heart
ily say that at all times, the people
of Charlotte have been ready to make
us feel at home in their city.
We know, that every soldier at
Camp Greene, who so desires, is en
joying this hospitality except the few
grouches, who unfortunately, infest
Sgt. John S. Martin,
Pvt, Roy A. Evans,
Pvt. Theodoric C. Neal.
NOT ON GOOD TERMS
Sambo, I understand that the M. P.’s
an de tank corps are not in good
Rastus, “case dey both claim de
“Treat-m ruff” title, an de M. P.’s am
bound to win.
B. H. Stephens ’ Amusement Enterprises
Gamp No. 4
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