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0 1^’“ Next Week SPECIAL ELECTION n u m b e r ^ • r s t R e t u r n s io C o u n ty ^0 C^rm^e^ulflen t h e special Infantry NUMBER Interesting Photos VOL. l.-^NO. 11 Published in the Field by the New York Division HIDALGO COUNTY. TEXAS. NOVEMBER 1, 1916 8 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS State Team Gallops Away With Honors, Trophies and Prizes at Jacksonville-Fumishes Most Percentage Men on Service Team FAMOUS HILTOH TROPHY RETURNS TO NEW YORK STATE (Special to The Sto Orande Battler) The New York Division has every reason to feel proud of its representa­ tive, the New York S tate Team in the national m atehes ju s t concluded at the State camp grounds, Jacksonville, Kla. It was the largest competition ever held, 55 team s coniyicting in the great­ est o f - a il events, the national match. While New York was obliged to pick a team this year without competition, owing to the fact th a t most of the Di- \-ision troojw were in Federal service on the Border, nevertheless the repre­ sentatives, selected from both organi­ zations in the service and those mus­ tered out and not in the service at their home s tations, the team baa made a better record than th a t made for the KmpLrc S tate in a number of years, and proving by such record th a t it was the best in niarkm aaship of any N a ­ tional (tuard in the l ’D»te»l States. The National Match was sliot on the 24th and 25lh1 of1 October,/ciuuci* the first4Sf*4 twovw 0 v * t > vtagos of rapitl fire and 600 yards be- •eted - * •' p f ir s t -------- -- ing com pl on th e f ir s t day and 1000 yards on the second day. That the scores were not higher is due to the fact th a t the most trying conditions most tryin g conditions M>th <laysi aud especially prevailed on both <lays, on the second day a t the long range. Every condition of wind and light, Every condition o r winu an« loupled w ith mirage, fog *and rain pre­ vailed, m aking it almost imposaible for the most expert “ glass” mau to keep targarg ee tt andnd grouproup bisis shots.hots, Thene the t a g h s i New York S tate team had been trained to meet all these different conditions in the splendid practice th a t had pre­ ceded the m atches during the two weeks in camp on the rifle range, and as the scores will show, the team stead ilv worker! its way to the top of the list, from fifth a t the close if the 200 vard rapid fire, to third place a t the finish of the 600 yard stage, being led by Iowa for second place with a -5 point margin and the U. 8. M arine Corps for first place by a margin ot 47 points. Despite th e very bad condi­ tions at the 1000 yard range, New York moved steadily up until it had passed with a safe margin, all the N a tional Duard teams, the match only being i e- the last two pairs when the with th. only by five U. Teams. In the individual National Match New York won sixth place, Sergeant Jok! of the 74th In fan try winning i ■cided by th e last service team won with th e scant gin of 10 points. This gave the Na­ tional trophv to the Service team and the Hilton trophy, for the winning team of the N a tional Guard orgamza- - ................. \’be trophy, lions, to New York State. The trophy, A Soldier of M arathon, was captured by the C a lifornia Civilian K 'fle Club and the C n iversity trophy by the ■Washington, D. High School. How the Teams Finished. How the fifty-five competing teams finished in the great national match: Class A. ------- Yards --------- v'o TZF200 600 1000 Agg 1 V s . M. C. ...1017 108H 047 -.047 2 N. Y. N a t. Od. 987 1070 980 30d7 3 Penn. N. (>...- 080 961 dOW 4 M innesota N G 990 1045 960 299o 5. Iowa N a t. Gd 1011 1067 912 6 N. J. N. G . . . . 940 1058_ ^ 8 1 7 Indiana N. G ...1005 104 o sii i i E K \ ' i i = i s : 1.3 Delaware N. G. 944 1011 - - 17 Miss. N ut. Od. 949 lO-jO 9;j| 2930 18 Colorado N. G. dOl • ‘ 19 Calif. N a t. Gd. 58 OW 3- 2 ^ 20 M aryland N. G. 9H1 oyo8 21 Okla. N. G ----- 91 Hi-® 22 Florida N. G ... 9o |- *>892 23 Tenn. N a t; Gd. 949 0..8 8^^ 24 liidtnrm pj.) 2881 2.5 N. Dak. .V. I'-.T 2880 ‘ 2.5 N. Dak. S . H . ■ »'•» J - gSSO 26 Ohio civilian . . 928 10- 28 Flori.la e<.. v. .... 94 o«.T 28 Florid a c i v . 941 OOg ^ 29 Missouri SJ.l 926 2852 V-- ^20 045 872 28.39 :il H. Car. M-/ • • • , , H50 2832 CU m C. 34 Idaho civilian. 948 085 35 Texas N. G ___ 050 lOOfi 36 Arkansas N. 0 . 970 092 37 Michigan c iv .. 897 1027 38 V irginia N. G., 962. 1018, 39 Nebraska N. O. 897 979 40 Kansas civilian 896 41 Oklahoma civ . 891 42 Wyoming c iv .. 917 4.3 Texas civilian. 883 44 Minnesota eiv. 880 45 Alaska eivilian 904 46 Nevada c i v . .. . 929 47 Penn, civilmn. 856 48 S. Dakota c iv .. 915 49 .Maryland c iv .. 851 50 I’tah civilian. . ,920 51 \V. Virginia civ 824 fi‘2 Georgia c ivilian 8b5 53 Arkansas civ. . 838 54 Alabatim civ ... 69.5 5.5 Fla. Mil. Ac. . . 733 881 2819 853 2805 835 2797 866 2790 792, 2772. 894 2770 867 2760 870 2715 821 2713 840 2712 824 2662 815 2625 785 262} 852 2015 717 2577 757 2574 633 2477 686 2382 643 2235 (579 2195 .'149 1967 460 1935 During its stay' a t the .Tacksonville lliffe Range, the New York State Team entere<i one of the mulches of Southern Association, and nearly all of the events of the National Rifle Association, besides taking part in the N a tional Matches. It was necessary to partici­ pate in these matches in order to ob­ tain practice, as the attendance was so large th a t the various events kept ail the 150 targets available on this range fully occupied. In both team and invididual competitions, New York State Team captured about $175.00 in prize money, 56 medals, the trophy,)phy, twowo ti t third in Hilton .............. mpetitions, finish- another team competition sixth in the fourth team ^^Miarine tition, in which they were defeated 8. M Service of the ten gold medals and five other members of the team, Capt. Cadotle, Sergt. Crane, Sergt. Siilger, Fischer ami Lieut. Kneubel, coming within the hundred prize winners in a »titi field of 953 competitors. In the Leech Cup Match, 1000 yards, Yorkork hadad fiveive men,en, Captainaptain Ca- New Y h f m C Ca- dotte, Lieutenunt W hitley, Sergeant Dardingkiller, Lieutenant Groesbeck andCaptain Robinson in the first fifty, inpcting. Tn the President’s Match, New York scored five places in the first forty witli Captain Cadottc, Sergeant Sulger, Lieutenant Groesbeck, Sergeant Dard- iiigkiller and Lieutenant Kneubel, 683 ^**Two**davs after the arrival of the New* York S tate Team, two teams of eiulit men eaeli were entered in tho State Team iialch of the Southern Rifle Awsociation; one of these teams won the match, defeating the other t7anVB‘'p u t‘in'by tile U. S. Marine Corps, v.._ __ «ii1v New York wa.sk not _____ , .. Hg - - twelve contestants an<i also the three Gy the U. t illy. Nev ho troph.^ dmental Team 5Litch of six inJiiT the \74th thirti1 jdace with a total of 79.. be- fo r practice only, rible for In the Rogi ie 7- digil 'irst New Yor wa.s tho trophy, but won the idacv oil... *« .-V-- — - luu defeated for second place by the First Minnesota with 797 fo r f ir s t\p l a c e by the First Iowa In- ' ‘ ? r ' ; h : ‘c t r o / . ? n 1 h e . . . a t c U . M l . o r e 17 points, and ’irst At the Close ot h “ G-- - is aniiuiilly held under tho auspices of the N. IL A., w h a t is termed a Service Match, which is competed for by a team im p o s e d of sixteen highest per­ centage men in ail the National Guard Team?, sixteen highest percentage men in all the Service Teams ami, tins UNCLC SAM— w e l l , he 5 £ e ; m 5 to im prove ON IT BORONS. NOVEMBER TRAINING FOR N. Y. DIVISION Gen. O’Ryan Prepares Sched­ ule for Troops to Follow During Month. WORK COHTINU e T a T U SLORU A comprehensive program of U ry training for the N. T. Divirtow during the month of Nov..inhpr >.«. :ng the month of November has bee« drawn by the Division Commander The work of training and instrnethir all troops will continue until they are recalled from the Border. The memo­ randum covers all branches of the seo- vice at McAllen and Pharr and ont- lines a thorough course of preparatioa in field work for all. Certain speci* ned iluties are indicated for each day of the month and if the full thirty-dar schedule is carried to its conclusion the units of the New York Divisioa will receive a valuable course iu mili­ tary training that will go a long way toward making them efficient units in our first line of defense. The training schedule follows: Training Memorandum 1. A careful .study of G. O. No. .36, W. D., Aug 23, 1916, is enjoined upon all concerned. The following extracts are repeated with a view of er ing their importance. emphasiz- -Methods'leitious ofr trainingraining mayay alter,lti but - o t m a the basic principles remain the — ly by enforcing ----- ‘ ■ ” ' ” ing well-consi. only by enforci strict discipline and using well-considcre.l ami correct meth­ ods can the greatest re.sults be obtain­ ed in the shortest tim e.’’ “ The theoretical and the practical must go hand in hand in any system adopted for the training of new forci I f 1*1 n !%♦ _t1 -aining of It is not poa-^ible to prescribe _ course of instruction to be followed strictly by all organizations. Some are much more advanced than others and the proportions of inexperienced offi­ cers and men will vary greatly.” 2. During the month of November auizatioDS can repeat with advaa- orgauizatioDS can repe: tage much of the October pro^am . fact were not acquainted with each other, while the Marine Corps, being the only Service Team, were enabled to o n l y S e r v i c e i c a m , n c i v - c u u u t v u tu match trained jmirs, thus accounting iu a measure for the defeat of the Na­ tional Guard Team by about 100 points. Another factor in the higher score of the Marine (Jorps Team was due to the fact that the kind of ammunition is not specifietl in this match and they used the effi heavy wind that prevaileil, while the National (Juard and Giviliun Toi 180 grain bullet, which was very efficient at the long ranges in the ............... ■jd. were obliged to use tho regulation ser- -rying the 150 grs bullet, it being impossible to yiurehn vice ammunition carryin g the 150 grain to purchase any of the lieuvier ammunition in time for the mutch. It is understood that next year the conditions of tho matcli COMPULSORY SERVICE BILL A WINNER? Chamberlain Measure Endors­ ed by Regular Army, Guard and Prominent Citizens DEC. SESSION MAY SEE PASSAGE will prevent the use of auy uminunitioii for all teams. except tlie rogul.ar service ammunition As the perHoiiiiel of tho New York team was changed somewhat from the published list iu The Rattler of a few weeks ago, we give u corrected list of tho team 's line up: Captain, Major Fred M. W aterbury, O. O. N. Y. Div. Coach, Lieutenant Kniest C. Dreher, 71st Inf. Spotter, Captain Krnest F. Robinson, Corp.s of Lug. T’rinr.ipals, Sergt. Freit M. Darding- killer, Q. M. Corps; Sergt. FraiiclH J. Wallenberger, 74t)i Inf.; Capt. D. J. Cadotte, 74 Inf.;' Sorgt. Joseph F. Sul­ ger, 7th Inf.; Supply Sergt. Fred C. Smith, 1st Inf.; Lieut. W alter K. Whit- S ’V w i r T o a ™ . - - S ' N e w York ecured 25 per cent of tl -c +i,}a team, nameO', tie, oorgeant Sulger, Sergeant ./okl and Lieutenant Kneubel. l.olonel B^'ookhart of Iowa was selected to ai “ he toam, M ajor W a te rbary of ‘I\'?\”’ T ^ ; . o t ? i \ ‘‘‘ T l.reo u ;H e ’ is tho the National Match, and '‘\ c 'i l to the very threatening weather “ .ditioim. it was Matcli, and tional J J^heduled, thus giving ley, 3rd liif.; Lieut. Goorgo E. Bryant, 2.3rti Inf.; i.’orp. John F. 'FiiderB, 1st Cavalry; Lieut. Khvooil Groesbeck, 2nd Inf.; Capt. Elisha H. .lanes, 12tli Inf.; Lieut. Joiiii H. Kneubel,neubel, 74th4th Inf;nf; .rfnd K 7 I Sergt. .Alexander ,fokl, 74th Tiif. Alternates, Sergt. Major .Alex Eakiii, Squadron .A; Sergt. Tlieo. (,'raiie, Squad­ ron A; Sergt,ergt, Austinustin J.. Fiselier,iselier, 74tli4th K] S A J F 7 Inf., and t'orporal Ralph Pollock, 2nd JG 'tJige Officer, Captain Charles K. Fiske, 1st Cavalry. Surgeon, Lieut. I'. Zatdmrie, 10th rnf,Tiitry. (Joi)k, Howard I. Marshall, 74th In­ fantry. The team went into camp in street (Continued ou Page 5.) That strong efforts will be made to en­ act compulsory m ilitary training legis latinn at the December session of Con- greas is becoming more ap]>arent as mniial.v favor universal serrice. Bill Beceives Wide EndorsemeQt. An indication of tho increasing pop­ ularity of m ilitary training for all is shown iu the fact that many distin­ guished elergj-inen have within tho last few month.s endorsed the proposal, chief of them being His Eminence, James Cardinal Gibbous. Other distinguished recent converts to tho universal training idea include Samuel Gouij '»g • ipcrs, president of the Am­ erican Federation of Labor, aud Elihu lot. former secretary of war, and one of the N a tion’s leading citizens. Most the time for the reopening or that he intrrim body draws near. In th e inte since Congress ,'icljounied advocates of uni­ versal training liave been busy witli the result that i t is growing in favor. Indicntions are now that if Senator Chamberlain of Oregon, chnirnuin of the Beisiife military affairs committee and the leading Senate exponent of uuivorsnl training, makes a serious ef­ fort to have his measure passed, as he has iiroinised to do, the measure will como near to passage if not actually adopted. , Under the loadershij) of tho Associa­ tion for National Service, of which Lieutumint General S. H. M. Aoniig, Unitetl States army retired, is presi­ dent, a widespread demand for tho measure is being creatod. Senator Chamberlain is contributing to the de- inniirt while Robert Bacon of New Aork former ambassador to France, demon- trated that Uiero is a strong feeling iu New York s ta te for the law. Mr. Ba- can ran for the Republican nomination to the .Senate on a niiivor.sal training platform and after a camiiaign of but a fow weeks came within a few thous- - .................. I M. Cal- of tho converts, however, are men from the rank and hie, men in every walk of life, who realize that the chief Jes son of tho European war to this na­ tion is the value of preparedness. Army officers are inclined to be­ lieve that the stay of the national guardsmen on the border will boost the movement ns .the militia officers will rotiiru to their homes convinced of the fact that they knew but lit­ tle of warfare and that what they learned in their armories at homo will hardly count at all wheu the real crisis comes. It is c.xpected they will be- cliainpions of military prograi The infantry regiments will adopt along general lines the training Mbeme itlined below: (a). The forenoons of Nov, 1, 2. aad 3 will be devoted to Sighting Drilto, Position aud Aiming Drills and De­ flection and Elevation Correction Drills Afl P i m la in P i l in fimAll A as explained in the Small Arms Firing Manual, pages 25 to 51. It is realized that this instruction cannot be thorough as desired but it is believed that the more important portions of tho Manual can be selected and used to advantage. The aftc ernoons of Nov. 1, 2 and 3 will be devoted to instruction in “ Esti- matiug Distancie.” come active champions of military training, both for officers am] for men. The recent meeting of university .ith War Department offi- cnlated to encourage tho lit. In addition it will assist 1- D. • \«”• presidents ' cials is ca movoniiMi the War Dopai eers for the reserve corps, as it is now ■alized the supply of trained officers a short and that those no rtment in training offi- ■ is off at present is short and th a t those now the service are in need of additional training. The necessity of an iinlimit- ed supply of thoroughly trained officers lin e w i and vote.') of d efeating William dor, his npjioiient who than two years buildi ization. The U'hamber . - , . , tho United States recently conducted dor, his npiioiient who had spent more rs building up an organ- U'hamber of Commerce of a referendum vote of its members and tho poll showed the business senti­ ment of the nation to almost unani- is being demonstrated every day by the Europeun war and particularly in tho case of Roumania which apparently tered the war with plenty of men few officers. While War Department officials are kcejiing hands off on the universal trnining movement they arc in favor of the plan. What is of more importance to them, however, at the moment is n rge supply of trained offie.ers. This :fect will bo partially remedied by in- eased enrollment at AVest Point, bv training at the-various universities and bv other plans now being considered, by other plans mating Distanc as explained in SmaR Arms Firing Manual, pages to 57. This instruction is important and can be made interesting. (b ) . To interfere as little as pos­ sible with field exercises, officers’ schools ami non-commisaioiied officers’ schools will be held on the 8.ame dava aud but three times each week. (c) . One day of each week will be devofod to close and extended order drills, so that each squad leader will have .a squad for oiic-haJf hour in close order drill and the same jieriod in ei- ,d, so far ns prac­ ticable, each sergeant, lieutenant, com­ pany commander, and battalion eoiii- mauder will drill an appropriate unit for an equal length of time. The re­ mainder of each of those <l.ays will be utilized ill such manner as regimental commanders deem best. (d) . During the period, November 6-17, each organization will have a weekly exercise in Night Operations— see I. D. R., pars 558-568,—which will be iu lieu of one day’s drill. (e) . During the period, November 8- 17, cacli battalion will be given in­ struction and an exercise in the selec- 1 include tho training tioii ami preparation of a defensive 'I’his will ii tion th tion in the above work the first op­ position, of each ccr and private, in his appropriate task, ice P a r t V,, Engineer Field (f). Any organization that >en detached during the peril indicated, will receive special instruc- each officer, non-eommiasioned affi- ite, i Engineer . . . •gaiiizatio th a t may 1 boon detached during the periods \above En appropt r Field Mamial). portunity. (g). The' period from November 24- 28 will be devoted to tests under tho direction of brigade commanders., (g). The battalions in each regi­ ment, will hold one parade weekly. In­ struction in other ceremonies will be :ivon ou the days proscribed for close extended order drills. g lV ( and (i). On the morniiii 4t)i and 18th there wi iigs of November til be inspeotiona (Continued on Page 5.)

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