REST OF CAMP GREENE TO
The U. S. Army Base Hospital, Camp
Greene, is not affected by the order
which calls for the abandonment of
Camp Greene as soon as practicable.
It is expected that the body of Camp
Greene will be gorie before the fif
teenth of February. Soldiers will be
discharged as rapidly as possible and
the buildings razed.
“It should take about six weeks to
clear out the camp,” said Colonel A.
C. Macomb in confirming the report
about the government order, which
was received on Wednesday.
“The camp will be cleared by areas”
added the Camp Commander. “Build
ings will be torn down and the lum
Colonel Macomb said he expected
the lumber to be sold but that the
government order stated that the ma
terial be disposed of In the most econ
“The action of clearing the camp
will start at once,” said the com
WILL LIVE HERE
Colonel A. C. Macomb stated that
he will no doubt be retired from army
service with the doing away with
Camp Greene. He ifras retired several
weeks ago but was re-instated for war
service. He expects to be retired to
private life as soon as his need for
service at Camp Greene is gone.
“I expect to make my home in Char
lotte,” said Colonel Macomb when ask
ed about his future plans. “Charlotte
is as nice a city as I have visited in
my years of knocking about. I have
enjoyed no staple home because of my
army calling but expect to stay right
“The hospital is affected in no way
by the order to clear the camp,” said
Lieutenant Colonel George A. Renn, on
Thursday, “Apparently it is the inten
tion of the war department to continue
the use of the Base Hospital.”
Plans are being made to transfer
a part of the vehicles, including the
ambulances, to the Base Hospital with
the abandoning of the transport
branches now maintained in the camp.
, OUT AT SEA
Figuratively speaking, our Beau
Brummel “Fritz” Riley, is temporarily
far out at sea. But whether he gets
to shore on a life-boat or a raft, he’ll
be “there” with his “sweet flow,” very
shortly. Ay Verily!
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Article XX 157-00 Sgt. 1st class Sol.
“Sweaters, as outer garments, MUST
be worn outside the Mess Hall.”
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Tent No. 3 has established a “guard
System” whose solemn duty is to ‘pro
tect and keep unmolested’ their “Black
* * *
We can’t say for sure, but use your
own discretion. What inference do
you draw when a fellow gets a five
minute phone call from Jolsey?
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BACK IN SMOKY BURG
“Dad” Logan is ^back in the “Smoky
Burg” again, tickled with his “civies,”
but kicking at conditions in general.
Says that the discharged soldier who
DOES get his old job back again, has
to start in where he left off while the
fellow who stayed at home has been
raised anywhere-from $25.00 to $75.00
per month. Sort of making the soldier
SOL, eh. Dad?
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Goldman and Nicol still go a “Gas-
toniaing” several times a week, wheth
er it be the “Cole-elghting” or some
thing deeper, our sleuthing has been
unable to ascertain. -With them, all
thought and cars run to Gaston county.
The Busiest Man in the Outfit—Ser
geant First class “Rip” Marshall Van
Winkle, Jr. Kinyabeetut?
* * *
Mike McManus and “Hans” Wagner,
represented the Outfit at Breakfast
one day last week.
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Maranville went to the , city and af
ter , purchasing a complete outfit of
civies and a suitcase, became so in
terested in a pretty girl that he for
got all about his outfit and left it
setting in a store. When he finally
awoke he found some one else needed
them worse than he did. Tough luck
Sgt. 1st class D. M. Brill.
OVERSEA WOUNDED BROUGHT
TO. BASE HOSPITAL
Prom the battle-wrecked fields of
Flanders comes twenty-nine more pat
ients to the Base Hospital. They ar
rived on Friday afternoon at one
o’clock. Nine of the men are litter
patients and nearly all were wounded
in the fighting on the Hindenburg line
in September and October.
The patients were taken to the hos
pital in six motor ambulances and are
now located in the B arid C wards.
Names of the oversea men are; Ray
Hall, Ivan Butler, Ernest Coward,
Thomas Branch, George McLean, Jam
es Corbett, Samuel Lancaster, Charles
Lewis, John Brison, William Clark,
Grover Branenburg, William Wooden,
Prank Thomas, Ernest Gapps, George
Levening, Oscar White, Ernest Briggs,
Charles Stroupe, Carnie Commins, Jos
eph Hartisan, John Wade, Ernest Ray,
John Sheehan, Thomas Simpson, Vern-
ley Marsh, Thomas Mullis, Henry Har-
teford, Howard Watts and Herman
PLENTY OF WAR STORIES
War stories are now the order of the
day. At any time that you might
chance to drop into this ward, you
will be sure to find a crowd of interest
ed listeners sitting around the stove
while one of the men holds forth with
tales of Hun treachery and barbarity.
Some of the tales related, seem almost
unbelievable but all the boys tell the
same tales, all unite in saying that
Sherman was right when he made the
memorable statement that war is h—1.
A strange thing is that the enemy is
never spoken of in the plural, he is
spoken of as Jerry which was derived
from the British appellation. These
men speak of whizzbangs, which are
shells that make a whizz before ex
ploding, King George is their name
for the heavy boot issued to them by
the British army which has a steel
toe to lessen the wear. As these men
were all brigaded with the British
they were all compelled to eat British
rations and as one fellow put it “He
most perished to death.” They are
all glad to be back in the good old
U. S. A., and say that never will they
wander away from home again.
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