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|fff SICK BITE III CAMPS
f Increase In Meningitis in All
National Army Camps Shown
by Department's Report.
Washington. Jan. 29.?Slight ini
ereasf in the sick rate for both naSthe
week ending January 25 over tig-1
fltnu'n by the health report published'
The non-effective rate for the na- |
tional guard was 50.4 per thousand !
compared to 49.1 the preceding week, j
effective rate of the national army was J
53.9 compared to 51, and the hospital!
There were St deaths in the national
guard camps compared with 66
the preceding week. Of that nuinber
1 ins a en Inst
B Jim Canip Wheeler. Georgia. showed
SsH l||H the highest non-effective and admission
rates of all national guard camps,
U (III nlrS although both rates were below those
(HLKII luW k of the preceding week for that camp. I
Among the national army camps
? the highest admission and non-effecl?
W :is' w'loro nsuntps prevails exlensive*"*
Til I fill lV- Measles generally showed a deil
11 ' eiense at the cantonments. There was
an increase in pneumonia at Camp
Ia-e. Virginia, and Camp Travis.
There was an increase in meningitis
Sv/x in all national army camps.
) HEADQUARTERS COMPANY FIFV.
kAl VJ Members of this company regretted
VX^l t? know that we were about to lose
one of our best cooks,' for at the ex- I
aminatioii on vocation today Cook I
gJlu 1> . I'atton. after telling all the boys that '
Hsfaatf he was a graduate cook from Wash
lM ington. and that he did cooking in)all j
I H the best hotels in the United Stales,
r H as well as chef work, told the examin
S steel worker. This is good news to1
our two other cooks, Dayton and Cum- j
blidge, who have been bothered by'
the smoke that comes from the kitch- i
en stove. Don't worry boys Patton is
a riviter and the stove will soon be |
fixed. It was also learned that when |
he left the cooking school at Washen
police, but he has the chevrons now,
men. hotel clerks. 1 W. W.s, and Sergeant
John Phillips had the nerve to
H NJjKVfl say that he was a bartender. I wonH
Drill II der if he ever expects to get such a
1% M H j"1' whi"' h?'?,n th<- arm>- a?od
fir mi ?w-m luck. Jack old boy. but don't forget
your friends in the Headquarters comin
t,u* ^ ''li,Ke of Thrift. Now Porter
has the best looking girl. It looks as
if Knapp's was the best as he spent
l %BB all day^ Snturday^and Sunday at her
\ 'S ettled the argument by saying neither
Corporal Klbert Boyle has been returned
to duty from the camp hospital
vAfath'"? after .1 spell of diptheria. Our sympawwls?'
",y w:,s with him in spite of the fact
XrwQ that h<- caused the office force to be
I l> W\ sent t?> 'he detention camp.
' | MnS l'rivate Adelina Lupton, of Hart
fold. Itid.. .and of the office force, was
|o Wl made a real, regular corporal this
"3 (JR: week. The boys, as well as himself.
* Ik "U are wondering how he ven got it so
(piick. I'rhaps he is a personal friend
of Mr Baker, or as he don't eat much.
') Mr. Hoover may have his eye on Del.
I|? first Class l'rivate Roy Lightfoot
returned from the has^titepilal this
I ^ at the same time his tent mates were
,,f ><in< :it the deten
Young. A Vernon,' Fred Bartell.
O ORDERED FOUR MORE
K. OF C. SECRETARIES HERE
W. M. Egan, of Detroit. Mich., has
reported to Secretary Galvln. of the
Iiii ill in I Ki.ights of Columbus building. Camp
II U HI I Greene. for duty as assistant secre||
E II | At least three other Knights of
|| | ill ?"i-iu'i. bos building seci ">tarie.s are exU
I l| | peeled to arrive here soon, and from
this number and those attached to the
H| H| present K. of C. building will be or|
D l| ganized a staff for the second K. of C.
m n H building. This building, built in sections
and of the portable type. Is now
||| H H en route to Camp Greene. The time
i"1 mm iiii ? of its arrival is not known. Within a
5*3^2^3 week after arrival, the building shotild
be ready for use of the soldiers, S^retary
Galvln expects. ~
. , . TRENCH *
V 'I ' L- " 11
BARRED WRESTLING HOLDS
DEMONSTRATED TO TlROOPS
In an effort to teach the soldiers Interested
in wrestling the five holds
which are barred under modified rules
promulgated at the request of the
war department, Sergeant Harris, of
Company B, Seventh infantry, and
Private Bajowicz. of Company A?
Seventh infantry, gave an exhibition of
wrestling at Y. M. C. A. 103 under direction
of Secretary Ayslworth.
Private Rosso, of headquarters j
company. Seventh infantry, and Serjeant
Harris engaged in a fifteenminute
exhibition. The struggle was
continuing without either showing any
marked superiority when the time for
Private Bajowicz and Private Haridul,
of Company B. Seventh infantry-,
wrestler in three five-minute bouts,
with Bajowicz the victor.
During the wrestling. Private
Schilling, of headquarters company,
and Private Shell, Company K, both
of the Seventh infantry, played a goodly
number of selections on the piano.
COMPANY -K" FIFTY-EIGHTH INFANTRY.
'Pussy Foot" Bendell Billie seems
rather "peeved" because he has to fall
in with the other fellows these days
for drill. "Tis right hard wo guess to
be regimental supply sergeant and
then have to come along.
Private Brown has been figuring on
putting side boards pn his mess kit.
And it might not be a bad Me$ at that
because that boy sure does manage
to hide the "grub." It is reported
that he ate 32 pancakes for breakfast
the other morning. Of course that
sounds "fishy," but nevertheless it's so,
because Sergeant Green made the reuort.
First Class Private McCool l>as returned
to the company as a "regular"
after u short tour as a canteen barSergeant
Freudenberger is some boy
with the "dames." Three a day tells
the tale from that girl of his up in
"Philly." Better look out ol' boy,
she'll get you yet.
Sergeant Olson lost a nickel in a
"penny ante" the other night, and we
hope he don't lose another because
he hasn't slept since. i
Corporal Casey has been all "peeved"
because he canot go down town
to see his little Southern Dame. Bet- |
j ter look out, David, some other man
will get her while you are away.
First Class Private Waller has proven
a grand success as a "spud" peeler.
1 Stick to it Casey, you'll make good
Our mess sergeant, Jackson, isn't
the worst man in the world at that,
but when it comes to our borrowed
cook. Clrcen, well, he's a corn bread
| king to say the least. .
| The company clerk. Fish, got a letter
this week, the first in quite a
while. They say it had numerous ef|
Our first sergeant. Sliff, is quite a
I pool "slash." He shot at a ball the
! other night down at Liberty park and
! missed it by about two feet hitting
I the "fifteen" ball on me other side of
| the table and making it. "Hey" has
I been figuring on playing young Willie
1 - *-- ~> oeH he'll give
: the chap n tussel too.
Sergeant Master. Stiff's partner, is
some "shark" too. And what's more
he can .sling the pick in the trenches.
He's what some would call an engi1
neer. Hut ?.
TF.NTll MACHINE Gl'N BATTALION.
| Things have been rather blue in
this outfit for the last few days owing
to the fact that the star squad,
from I company. Thirty-ninth, has
I been quarantined on account of
Corporal "Blackey1* Hearn has the
squad in great shape for boxing and
i wrestling, and they especially star on
| the wood pile. In this capacity would
we make special mention of "Battler"
I Hogan. "Red" O'Neill. "Bell" Stretar,
1 "Shorty" Thornton. "Frank" Machon,
! the ambitious barber, and "Ned" Gil!
let. the L'tica "Frank Gotch."
Every morning at 5:30 Gilbert is
I up, makes a fire while the others in
the squad "hay" until noon. Calisi
thenics in order, we don't think.
I Ilogan is there with that Charlie
Chaplin mustache, and if he carries
' it with hint after we get into action,
j good-bye Kaiser Bill.
The boys now have to take a bath
on every Tuesday and Friday. It
sounds more like rubbing sandpaper
together than it does taking a bath.
| "Red" O'Neill is going around
| down-hearted these days because he
I has not received any mail from the
i "queen" lately.
I That chap Gillert is sure there
] when it comes to the wooci. He at
| least breaks a piece every time he
strikes to split it.
I "Shorty." the ersetwhlle corporal, is
' still wondering when he i? to be made
! The cigarettes are getting a little
i low. but there is still a little hay left
i in the bayonet dummies, so the boys
! won't go smokeless at that,
j Ilogan is still there with the blue
' overalls and when we look at him we
' ' are reminded that he was once
: j spending part of his time glancing
1 out of a sfde door pullman.
The "Mikado" sure has got "Bill*
k ND CAMP;
CHECKER CARNIVAL' 'f
"at camp Thursday
Failure of Banfca, World Champion,
to Arrive, Necessitates
Two Day Advance in Date.
The checker carnival at Camp
I flrpene fnHrlpnt to the evnPCted ar
| rival of N. W. Banks, world's cham\
pion checker player, will be held
Thursday, owing to the failure of Mr.
Banks to arrive for the games scheduled
to be played yesterday, according
I to Information obtained yesterday at
the camp. The games will be played
at the Y. M. C. A. building near Liberty
Lieutenant Balentine. of the Sixth
Massachusetts infantry, formerly
champion of the &ew England states,
is taking an active part in the work
of lining up the soldiers Who will oppose
Mr. Banks. A series of unusual
contests will be played, in which Mr.
Banks will oppose at various times
from 12 to 100 soldier checker players.
It is planned to have Mr. B/inks play
in simultaneous games against 100
soldiers, and the world's champ contends
he will win a majority of the
games. He expects to also win a majority
of the. games when he plays an
even dozen soldiers while he is blindfolded.
Few approaching events have attracted
more interest among the soldiers
than the checker competition,
for there is a large numbet of ex
perts in uniform at the camp ana nundreds
of others possessing more or less
skill in this tinje-honored indoor pastime.
Since outdoor athletics and other
activities are prevented by the mud
and other conditions, the soldiers are
forced to turn their attention to indoor
amusements and this perhaps accounts
in part for the unusual interest
in the expected coming of Mr. Banks.
NORTHROP JOINS CAMP
CAMPAIGN FOR THRIFT
[ The thrift campaign being con!
ducted throughout Camp Greene by
I the Y. M. C. A. authorities, in cooperation
with the camp Insurance
officer, Captain Pond, was reported
| yesterday as one of the principal matI
ters receiving attention at Y. M. C. A.
building 106, near the Dowd house.
Former Y. M. C. A. uamp Business
Manager Northrop, now a member of
the Eighth Massachusetts infantry,
was the speaker last night at Y 106.
He dealt with the economic aide of the
matter of the enlisted man taking out
insurance under the government plan,
though In his talk he briefly touched
upon the other important phases of
Aside from the Insurance feature of
the campaign, secondary attention is
being given in this campaign to inducing
the soldier to bo thrifty with
reference to his health.
^mc a physTcalTdirector
: goes to camp jackson
Harry C. Newcome. physical director
of "Y" building No. 102 has
been transferred to Camp Jackson
at Columbia. S. C.. where he will
act in the same capacity as he did
"Harry" had a host of friends
among the 47th infantry and Fourth
engineers regiments and we wish him
great success in his new field of
The Only E>
in the <
1 From $3j
1 MAKE THE'HAT
The resignation, of First Lieutenant . *
Robert C. Thompson, 118th Infantry,
North Carolina national guard, accepted
January 18 by President Wilson,
Is announced by the . war department
Capt Edward J. Russell, quartermaster
corps, is relieved from duty
witji a labor company at Newport
News and is ordered to repprt to Camp
Greene remount station for duty as
commanding officer of a wagon company.
The following named officers of the
medical reserve corps are relieved
from duty at the medical officers' i
training school, Camp Greenleaf, Fort j
Oglethorpe. Ga.. and will proceed to
Camp Greene for duty with the Sixty
nrst lniantry: rirai ubuibuuiiw *wwert
P. Beckwith, William V. Kane.
Robert J. Lovill and George D. Mason.
The following for duty with the Fiftyeighth
infantry: Captain Walter Verity,
First Lieutenants Gustave G. Kalmutz,
Herbert C. Kincaid, William
Westrate, Douglas Wyatt
SUPPLY COMPANY FIFTY-EIGHTH
INFANTRY. ,, M
It you happen to see High Private
AJlwein walking around with his
chest about twice the usual site and
all the buttons on his coat flying ofT,
it is because, he has a poll tidal pull
and is holding down the rauci) honored
position of orderly in the^ supply
We see Samuel D. Butcher ^as not ^
forgotten about his lost fortune. He
8till keeps the boys awake at night, < i
especially Miller, whom he is Always
pleading with and asking himito re- ;ti
turn his !nickel. Butch, we suggest
that you ose a little diplomacy/ Maybe
you can get some results.
We are very sorry to hear that Prl- . i
vate Kissel has not succeeded in holding
down his position as clerk. You
have our sympathy Kissel. Some one
suggested that perhaps you could get /)
a commission and show them all up.
The boys all suggest that Sergeant
Cavaness use a little more glue on his
saddle when he takes Tommy horse f
out. The boys suggest this for your v. .>1
own benefit Jesse. Very kind of them,
hey. Jess! *
The new office clerk, better known
as "I can't eat beans" Walker is in
need of a milk bottle very bad. All
they boys ought to make up-4 col- J
lection and see what they can'do for I
his relief. The office force will con- 1
tribute to It freely and ViU, make no
kick in doing some. Are you oi, fel- I
lows, we would like to get this .in be- l
fore the war is over.
Wagoner Plunk is talking about
transferring to the ordnance corps.
Luck to- you old top. " .>*-3
Whittle came very near getting
stuck with his .load of straw the other
day, but Olazebrook came along and
gave Him a lift with nis whip. Some
ON AUTOMATIC RIFLE
I Lieutenant Estes began yesterday a
two-weeks school during which instruction
in the use and"care vt the
automatic rifle will be given the men
of the Thirty-eighth infantry. .Sessions
of this school will be held each
afternoon In the Knights of Columbus
St, Teleptione 2?36
the Selwyn Hotel.
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Hats Made to Order j
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30 to 85.00.