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The Rio Grande rattler. ([McAllen], Hidalgo County, Tex.) 1916-1917, December 29, 1917, Image 13

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THE WADSWORTH GAS ATTACK a n d RIO GRANDE RATTLER FIRST CAISSON, 102ND AMMUNITION TRAIN. Below we give a list of the famous sixth squad, 3rd section, noted for the clever way they have of doing absolutely nothing, and doing it with the greatest enthusiasm. Their sleeping powers are immense, but they don’t seem to be awake to the fact. They are the last on line at Reveille, but always head the line of march to the mess hall. When fatigue blows, they are too blame fatigued tc answer. Here is the list. Duty Sergeant please note: Perry Korple, Dinny Kennedy, P rivate B a rtlett, Dick Folg, Teddy DeLaune, Jack Keller, H e rbert McGowan, Kid Koster. F ir s t Sergeant Mayer was asked the other day his recipe for training heart-breaking dimples. The Sergeant has not answered yet. One day last week Serg. Jim McGrath was seen without his side arms. No wonder it snowed. Mess Sergeant Cullston gave us stew for a change Friday. We know it was stew as several of the boys exhibited some meat. Regimental Supply Sergeant Hoyle was seen smiling Monday. That girl in Spartan- burg must have let him escort her home from church Sunday. Since Frank Lee became assistant to the Supply Sergeant, it has been necessary to raise the roof of the first tent. We think if F rank fell down h e ’d be halfw ay home. As the result of the recent order th a t no enlisted man wear leather ‘‘p u ts” Sergeant Niles has answered sick-call four times in the last five days. Corporal Ghaddon says he is going to take his annual bath soon. That accounts for the sickly pallor he has had of late. “ R o cky” O ’Brien, our star pugilist, and Purah Rivers, of Staten Island fame, are to enter the three-legged race at the next ath ­ letic tournament. 11 S teve” Gaffney reported at reveille last Thursday. The next day the thermometer dropped. Sergt. Jew e tt recently spent twelve days overhauling the Company’s ■ O verland. It h a s n ’t run since. Only two things can separate Frank Schm itt and his cat—‘ ‘ eats ” and mail. Frank is now at the Base Hospital. No doubt many changes will take place in th a t insti­ tution after his stay. Corporal E. J. Brennan kept quiet the other night for two hours. No wonder he appeared on line the next morning w ithout leggins. Something was bound to happen. The tenth squad fiittingly welcomed the return of Corporal Eckes last Tuesday. **Eck” has been home on furlough looking after politics in Brooklyn. Shouldn’t be sur­ prised if our popular corporal should some day sit in the W hite House. Pop Glennon of the 11 D izzy” squad, has his hands full keeping his youthful protege, Eord Gaffney, from ducking drills. Sergeant H a rry Twy says ‘ ‘ it takes a man to raise a m u stache.” Wonder why the “ s a rge’s ” doesn’t show more distinctly? Cook Broomfield is at the Base Elospital, suffering from pleurisy. Our worthy chef may be absent but his work goes on. We still have his hash and 0. O. hamburg. H o t w ater boilers have been installed in the showers. One may have a hot shower if he brings his own heat with him. Joe Beck did guard last week. Hurrah! The country is safe. First-class Private Granville B. Booth can see no reason why he shouldn’t be an officer. “ R e v .” Booth must have terrible eyesight. Charles T. Deake has had a touch of rheumatism. It is surprising how much his vocabulary has increased the past fortnight. Private Leo Kiebs, a Jersey City boy, has advised the W ar D epartm ent to furnish us w ith O. D. pajamas. He says his get te r ­ ribly dirty from the blankets. The company laments the loss by transfer of Sergeant Charlie Meyer, who has gone to Divisional H eadquarters. Good luck, Sarge. Great was the welcome given to the thirty men who returned to the company after a three-weeks ’ stay in the lumber camp at Grover, N. C. The boys are enthusiastic in their praise of the place and all had a fine time. Among the detail welcomed most cord­ ially were Sergt. McGlowin and Corp. Mona­ han and, oh, yes, A1 Mason. We hear A1 had a pile of pictures taken while at the camp. The boys who have been getting fatigue so often will welcome the return w ith the detail of Privates George Green, McGill, and Drane. —E. J. L. AMBULANCE CO. 108. F ir s t Sergeant Doyle and Mess Sergeant Tierney are back in the company street after having furloughed on the boulevard- lighted streets of Bingham ton. W elcome home, Mike. And say, Ed, how about a little oatm e al for breakfast. Lieut. J. E. M eeker has also returned from a brief leave of absence. Lieuts. Jones and Bagley have started on sim ilar secret missions. P rivate John B. W ine’s barber shop has a new schedule of hours—no W ednesday, Saturday, or Sunday afternoons. Unless B u rt decides he needs some m ore money! His shop has gained all the atm o sphere of a regular tonsorial emporium, which m eans th a t you can hear all the gossip of the camp there. Eh, B u rt? The proprietor ought to know, for he has been in these parts be­ fore: “W h en we w ere in Greenville in ninety-eight . . .” Company Clerk “P h il” Clem ents came back from furlough, and Deputy Clerk E v e r­ ett Galer relieved him. W oolen suits are being issued little by little—and th a t’s the way some of them fit. Private Charles F. Savercool, of Johnson City, received a box of fudge from home this week. Say, Savvy, who was it got th a t paving block contract in Johnson City in ninety-two?

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