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BY CAPTAINS CHARLES C. CANDLER AND HARRY L. BABCOCK
OREGON'MEN ARE WARM FOR
JfHAT the Oregon men of
the Forty-first - division
think of the kindness ac
corded the western sol
diers is set out by Cap
tain James K. Stockard,
M. C., of the American Expeditionary
Forces, who was formerly medical
supply officer at the Base Hospital,
Camp Greene and who writes back
from Centres, France, where he has
been for the past month with the
Forty-first division. The letter, which
was addressed to Capt. Darling, S. C.,
with the request that it be submitted
to The Caducous, follows:
“We arrived safely in France on the
26th of November. We caane through
England and saw many interesting
things. I visited some of the camps
and hospitals but will have to defer
my impressions until , a later date
when I have more time and freedom.
“France is beautiful and interesting
in many ways, but at least a hundred
years behind the tiihes in some of the
most important and essential things
of life. We spent twenty-four hours
in Paris while enroute to this place.
We had our Thanksgiving dinner
there, but since I can say nothing in
praise of that dinner, i will , gladly
pass the subject for future discussion.
“Am doing sanitary work with the
Forty-first division. This division has
it’s headquarters about a hundred
miles southwest of Paris and covers
in it’s scope of action a wide range
“I am living with a bunch of officers
from Oregon, who were trained at
Camp Greene in October and Novem
ber of 1917. They speak constantly
in the highest terms of praise of the
place and of the Charlotte community.
They declare that they have neither
seen nor enjoyed anything so nice nor
so good since they left Camp Greene.
Of course this made me feel good.”
With best wishes.
Captain James K. Stockard,
A. E. F., Prance.
RETURN FROM LEAVE
Although very little information can
be gained from Capt. Hayes, Capt.
Ives or Lieut. Dew regarding their
recent leaves it is believed that they
had a most enjoyable time, while visit
ing their former haunts.
LEAVES FOR HOME
Lieut. John Kraetzer, of the medical
staff, received his discharge from the
service of Uncle Sam on Tuesday and
has returned to his home in New York
HEATING PLANT READY
Soon, even the upper guest rooms of
the hospital Red Cross building will
be as warm and as cozy as is the main
hall, before the fireplaces, for the new
heating system is virtually completed.
Plumbers and carpenters have been
busy for several weeks in establishing
a furnace room below the south side
of theb uilding, two large “hot air”
heaters having been installed and
pipes laid to the various rooms. It is
expected that by to-morrow everything
will be in first rate running order and
except on extremely cold evenings
therew ill be but little use for the
massive fireplaces that have formed
such an attraction for the visitors at
Extract from a letter from a boy
to his mother— ' I am writing in the
Y. M. C. A. with the piano playing in
A drink of good old wet water beats
all manufactured stuff, if you are
TRANSFERRED TO PITTSBURG
Lieut. William E. Munson formerly
receiving officer of the hospital and
recently transferred to Camp Crane
at Allentown, Penn., has been again
transferred and is now connected with
Gen. Hospital No. 24 at Parkview sta
tion, Pittsburg, Pa., where he is en
gaged in sanitary work.
CAN’T BE BEAT
AT RED CROSS A TREAT
Quiet and unannounced, indeed, was
the party of the personnel of the den
tal clinic at the Red Cross building on
Friday evening. It was simply a con
genial gathering and not in honor of
any particular individual or in com
memoration of some unusual event,
as might have been supposed.
Due to the supervision of Miss
Schimmelman, A. N. C.,and Miss Has
kins, student nufse, the affair was a
great success. Sgt. 1st class C. O. V.
Johnson acted as purchaser and se
cured the supplies which were pre
pared lor the table by the ladies. ‘
The'invited guasts: Lieutenant Cfir-
tis. Lieutenant Cowles, Sgt. Johnson,
Sgt. Duplessia, Pvt. Lampman, Pvt.
Schaffer and Pvt. Ezeol appeared early
on the scene to assist as .best' they
might. The dinner consisting of raw
oysters, broiled steak, mashed pota
toes, green peas, fruit salad, biscuits
and coffee, was served at 6:30 o’clock.
The gentlemen of the party consider
themselves greatly indebted to Miss
Schimmelman for the salad and to
Miss Haskins for the delicious bis
SAY OFFICERS OF CHAMPION
Severino is a cook.
At Pies he excells.
He is rewarded.
Is he proud?
Such is the tale of “Patsey” Sev
erino, cook of the officer’s mess, who
was honored by his diners last Sun
Many a fine meal has been spoiled
by a poorly prepared dessert, assert
the members of that mess and in ac-
• eordance with their appreciation of
Severino’s^ lemon meringue pies de
cided to reward him. With great
pomp and ceremony Major Shealf, as
sistant to the commanding officer or
dered the cook’s presence in the dining
hall, somewhat bewildered, he entered.
Wonderingly, he received the compli--
mentary addresses of Major Sheaff,
Capt. Ives and Chaplin Rowland. A
shining object was held towards him,
and reading he saw “Champion Lemon
Pie Maker, U. S. Army, 1919,” He
was presented with it amidst the ap
plause of the assemblage and discov
ered suspended from the beautiful red,
white and ^Ine ribbon, with the legend
stamped upon it a well known, IDEN
G. F. Lemmond
Swiss Watch Repairing
I want that which others can't do I
30 East Fifth Street
Opposite Aiiditoriam '
Charlotte, N. G.
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