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The Rio Grande rattler. ([McAllen], Hidalgo County, Tex.) 1916-1917, December 08, 1917, Image 27

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THE WADSWORTH GAS ATTACK a n d RIO GRANDE RATTLER AN OBLIGING ORPHAN. Pies Are N o t the Only Things W ith Crust Around This Camp. E d ito r ?s Note: We reprint, from our esti­ mable contemporary, The Journal and Caro­ lina Spartan, a letter which should make pa­ triots optimistic about the quality of the nerve of the American soldier. * ‘ Some days ago the announcement was made th a t a wealthy and childless couple in New York desired the name of an orphan young soldier in Camp W adsworth to whom they could act as foster parents, and parties interested were asked to communicate with Capt. E. W. Moore, of the division headquar­ ters staff. Capt. Moore has received the fol­ lowing letter: ‘ 1c Dear Captain Moore: “ ‘Learning you are in the m a rket for young men who are homeless or homeless than others, I take the liberty of making ap­ plication for a berth in any of the old Knickerbocker families, whose wine cellars are not completely exhausted. l l t According to the report spread around the gay white way of this City of M irth, one needs be under twenty-one. Alas, such be I not, but, inasmuch as I have a perfectly good safety razor, I believe by shaving morn­ ing, noon, and night, a clean chin would camouflage the age question. i i l While I am not of the particular sort, I must have a room with a Southern expos­ ure, for the reason that I wish to, upon aris­ ing in the morning, make faces in th a t direc­ tion in retaliation for my enforced sojourn in this neck of the woods, where the wildest excitement to date has been watching the rocking chair fleet members in the Cleveland Hotel drop stitches. *i ‘ Also, as I abhor artichoke, please pick me a foster mother and father who never al­ low their servants to place this horrid dish on the table. “ fAnd, may I suggest, that a couple of foster parents who have a daughter who does not look like something the cat dragged in— blonde or brunette, P m not fussy about the coloring—would be very acceptable. t(C Thanking you as I pack my clothes for the change which is likely to come through your efforts, believe me, ‘ “ A foster son w ithout a struggle.’ (Name deleted by censor.) ‘ “ P. S. If there is to be any Christmas box stuff, don ’t let things like turkeys and pies and puddings crowd out the merry muci­ lage W ------------------- FOXING THE FOE, The one thing yon must not do in war time is to call a thing by its real name. To take a hackneyed example, you do not call a spade a spade; you refer to it, officially, as ‘ ‘ Shovels, General Service, One.?; This helps to deceive, and ultim ately to surprise, the enemy; and as we all know by this time, sur­ prise is the essence of successful warfare. On the same principle, if your troops are forc­ ed back from their front line trenches, you call this (1 successfully straightening out an awkward salient.* * W e have accounts with the following Exchanges at Camfi V F a d sw o rth ost Ambulance and Field Hospital 2nd N. Y. Field Artillery— 2nd Battalion 104th Machine Gun Battalion, Co. B 104th 44 44 44 44 A 104th 44 44 44 44 C Headquarters Troop— 2 7th Division 105th Regiment Military Police Headquarters 107th Regiment 102nd “ (Engineers) 27th Division Supply Train Base Hospital 106 Field Artillery 23rd N. Y. Infantry 3rd Regiment 106th N. Y. Infantry 108th 44 106th Machine Gun Battalion, Co. A 106th 44 44 44 44 B 104th Field Artillery Headquarters Co., 71st Infantry 10th Infantry 106th Machine Gun Battalion, Co. C 104th 44 Headquarters Company Canteen 106th Infantry, Co. C 106th 44 44 L 105th Machine Gun Battalion 106th Infantry, Co. I W e Solicit B usiness From a i : THE GEER DRUG C I WHOLESALE O N L Y SPARTANBURG, S. C ¥ Offers Four Dags’ Service and First Class Work J Leave Your Package at laces Hie f ollowing Ambulance and Field Hospital : 108th Infantry Post Exchange j Austin Nichols and Oompanv Store j > . ' < \ (At Camp Wadsworth Station, P. and N. R. R.) \

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