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The Rio Grande rattler. ([McAllen], Hidalgo County, Tex.) 1916-1917, December 08, 1917, Image 26

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24 THE WADSWORTH GAS ATTACK a n d RIO GRANDE RATTLER As You Were, Men! AND A C a m e r a F o r E v e r y P o s e and Pocket PH OTO SUPPLIES It is not a bit to early to start your Xmas shopping LOOK US OVER 108 Kennedy Place 8 ‘ The Bright Store J u s t Off Morgan Sguare ’ I New York Prices FOR New York Boys W e have the real goods FELLOWS Chevrons all Ranks Sheepskin coats, rubber boots and shoes. Insignia all Ranks. Military books for all branches Officers Insignia With Numerals Bed Rolls, Web Belts, Folding Tables and Cots, No Name Hats. Largest® Stock of Leather Leg­ gings in Spartanburg . & Navy Equipment Co. 137 E. MAIN STREET I NEX T TO BIJOU TH E A T R E u ™ G a 5 H a s h - - ku KLUX K LAN) AT THE MASQUE BALL. CAMP ^At)SWOKTH,SC. I 4OVER THE TO P ” DSCks KENNEDY great extent, but w h ere protection was nec­ essary, which could be worn for hours at a time. Box R espirator Invented. The old cloth helm et had proved to be very uncomfortable. The action of the gas on its neutralizing chemicals was found to blister the skin and h u r t the eyes. L a ter in the spring, a sm aller box respirator, de­ signed on the sam e principle, was issued to some of the infantry. By the fall of 1916 all troops were w e a ring the S. B. R. With, a few modifications this is the one in general use to-day. The S. B. R.’s to be issued to the men of the 27th Division will probably be of this type. In spite of its deadliness, gas is the only weapon against w h ich there is absolute pro­ tection. If four things are borne in mind, the dan­ ger from gas attack is brought down to the irreducible minim um . Even in the best trained battalions the irreducible m inim u m has been found to be 1 per cent. There is always one fool in every hundred men: F ir s t, take care of your mask. See th a t it is adjusted properly and ready to put on at all times. Second, have your gas m a sk alw ays w ith you. T h ird, become so proficient in the adjust­ m e n t of the m ask th a t putting it on is a m echanical action, like buttoning a coat or putting on your sox. Fourth, keep your gas m ask clean. Each m an will be thoroughly drilled in the adjustm e n t of the respirator. He m u s t be able to put it on in six seconds. It is up to every m an in the 27th Division to m a ster thoroughly the few simple details of gas defense. M aster them now. Gas will soon be a real, tangible fact in our every­ day lives. If you are ready for it, it can’t h u r t you. Get ready for it. FOR THE BEN E F IT OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE FUND AT CAMP WADSWORTH. The Community Sing, given in the Con­ verse auditorium on Saturday evening, Nov. 24th, was quite an enjoyable event. The C h ildren’s Chorus sang their last festival cantata, i 1 H iaw a tha Childhood ’ ’ w ith Mrs. Blotchy of the city singing the p a rt of “ Na- komis. ’ ’ Miss Epton, reader, and Miss W a t­ kins, pianist, also assisted. The music of the 106th N. Y. Inf. Band was another feature of the evening. The soloists were Miss Alice Ruth Woolsey, Mr. F rank Schwarz, of Co. F, 102nd N. Y. Inf. and Mr. Judson House, of the Remount Station. The community singing was led by Dr. Woolsey. The evening was a most enjoyable one, as always when we have talent from Camp W adsworth. ^

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