14 THE WADSWORTH GAS ATTACK a n d RIO GRANDE RATTLER AMBULANCE CO. 108. Corpora! Olin G. Smiley and Private Cecil R. Crispin have been made Sergeants. Good luck, boys! Private “P e te” Clock, the officers’ mess orderly, strolled down the company street the other afternoon w ith a charm ing young woman, showing her the sights of the com pany while men stuck their heads out of tent-flaps shouting: “Hey, Pete, got them dishes washed yet?” Mess Sergeant Tierney and Private “P h il” Collins sat up late the other Monday evening. “E d ” sat so close to the stove he burned his coat. Eh, Ed? Private B u rt W ine has been appointed the distributing agent for Ti-ie G a s A t t a c k in the company. Copies on sale a t his barber shop every week! Sport Note: Chief Mechanic F. H. O’Neil thought he was the champion euchre player of the company until he w e n t up against F a r r ier R. W. Dacey in three games out of five. It was a walk-a-way for Dacey. Musical Note: The quartette has been enlarging its reportoir. It is now open to engagements. Sergeant H a n k ins built a fire in his squad tent the other m o rning—and then let it go out! P rivate Charles Flanagan is in the Base H o spital recovering from an attack of pneu monia. His brother, Robert, and sister, Mrs. W inifred Shea, of Bingham ton, N. Y., have been visiting him. C. D. 106TH INFANTRY, CO. H. Private McCarthy, w h ile on exterior guard duty, broke his rifle. -He stum b led over it when he was called to partake of th a t won derful cocoa which is served to the guard every night by some very thoughtful ladies. The gun can be repaired, so there is nothing to w o rry about. W h at is a gun when hot cocoa is being served? F ir e Chief Deegan’s tent caught fire last Sunday. Now he has a brand new one. W h a t’s the m a tter, Chief? Did you require the practice, or did th a t old tent of yours get on your nerves? Eddie Crawford makes coffee every night in his tent. The smell of it tastes m ighty good, Eddie. We are never thirsty, anyway. C. O’D. 102ND AMMUNITION TRAIN, SECOND CAISSON CO. The following men have been transferred from 102nd A m m u n ition T r a in : Regim ental Supply Sergeant Leon W. H artough. Sergeant Mechanic A lbert H. W allack. Sergeant A g ent H a rold A. Stew art. All have been assigned to 1st Company, Supply T rain. A DRIVE ON THE ENEMY. “ 'I've got to practise on the piano five hours a day. ’ ? ((W h at for IF7 ‘ ‘ Cause pa and ma don’t like our new neighbors. ’ ’—Boston Transcript. OFFICERS’ TRAINING SCHOOL NOW UNDER WAY. The Officers’ Training School has now been under way nearly two weeks. Ser geants and Corporals and Privates from all over camp have taken up their beds and walked over to the w h ite-tented streets of their new home—in the camp of the old 74th. As time goes on, and the student officers meet the crises in their training careers, The Gas A ttack will print special articles on this work by a staff correspondent. 106TH INFANTRY, CO. I. Co. I kitchen was the scene of a daring holdup New Y ear’s Eve. Cook Yahn K auth, (Germ an by inoculation bu t he is trying hard to hide i t ) , is an expert pie baker, and to keep in the good graces of Lieut. Ira I. Hodes, he decided to m ake two special pies. He did and w h ile they were cooling on the edge of the oven, they did look tem p ting. Somehow the inform a tion leaked out, and shortly before m idnight, a heavily arm ed and disguised band of men, four in number, dashed into the kitchen, and held up Cooks K a u th and Dolan. In less tim e than it takes to tell, one of the bandits had seized the two pies and fled w ith his assistants. T h irty m inutes later Cooks K a u th and Dolan began to recover from th e ir open mouthed surprise. The raid was reported to 1st Sergeant Mas- sel, who detailed Supply Sergeant V ette (an old sleuth) to investigate. Sergt. V e tte claims th a t to begin he m u st have a clue to work on. He suggested th a t two more pies be made and left on the kitchen steps to cool. W h o ever took the two pies would be the guilty party. Upon interview ing Cook K auth, he expressed his belief th a t Sergt. V ette was a fizzle. K a u th is w o n d ering why he can’t draw th a t extra pair of woolen pants. A suggestion is made to Company Clerk Corporal Joseph Blum to stop w riting so m any letters to Jennie, and to get in the game p a r t of the time. 1st Sergeant Edm u n d S. Massel and Sup ply Sergeant Edw ard G. Vette returned to camp December 30, after spending 15 days a t the big town. They both -advise the rest of the boys, who are thinking of coaxing a furlough out of Lt. Groesbeck, (not Grass- back), not to go home on furlough. Private Levine m isses his old side partner in the laundry business. Co. I boasts of the champion quartette of soup eaters in the 27th Division. W hen Sergeant Eselgroth, Privates Sileo, Kavan- augh and Padola get together, harm o n y reigns. Cook K a u th would like to go home on a furlough, but he is afraid of either the cops or “Leah.” W hich it is we don’t know, but we can all have our own opinions. C. 0. L. M ILITARY POST-OFFICE. Everyone has recovered from the C h rist mas rush. It was some rush. B u t the boys got their m ail on time, so the P. O. men are happy. George K n a p p k a is the P. O. poet. George composes poems as he sorts mail. Boston has sent down some of its niftiest dressers to the camp P. O. Joe W alsh still sports the Helen pink sh ir t he used to w ear on T rem o n t street. Bill Judge is another Bostonian. You can tell him by his melodious whistle. He seems to know only one tune—“T h e re’s a Long, Long T rail.” The 102d Engineers have contributed Spe cial Delivery F ran k C allahan to the P. O. No one has figured out how Colonel V ander bilt gets along w ithout Frank. H a rry Gay says Bingham p ton got its name this way: A couple of farm e rs were argu ing, when a third passed. He shouted, “Bing him, T o m !” The P. O. men insist on pronouncing it “Bim m ington.” Jim W are, the boss of the P. O., comes from Asheville. So does Pop Hawkins, w ith the warm Southern smile. They adm it th a t Paradise is alm o st as good as Asheville. A post card has been received from S. C. W h iteheart, form erly of the registered m ail departm e n t at Camp W adsworth, who is now in the postal service somewhere in France. It shows him in uniform . Carl Storer, of the 105th Field H o spital, is one of the P. O. hustlers. Carl does his w o rk in a m ilitary m anner, keeping always on the alert and kidding everyone. w ithin sight or hearing. Jim m y P u rtell has won a lot of friends by his pleasant grin and his general on-the- jobness. Buffalo’s donation, V incent W ales, is con sidered the Apollo of the force. Eddie B u rl ing is the closest of his rivals. 105TH INFANTRY, \ M ” OCX Many are the rum o rs of m a rriage, filter ing back from the men on furlough. Fore most am o n g st them, and most persistent are the ones concerning Corps. Reilley and O’Connor. A lthough both deny any inten tion or thought of getting “hooked up,” s till we get letters from home and have our sus picions. Our cooks claim to be thoroughly efficient in gas work. They claim th a t Cook Brock Hughes keeps them constantly under “gas,” every tim e he talks. Corp. Y errington, the lad w ith the $11.00 pants, has wired back th a t he is laying in a large supply of talcum powder. Giles Slocum has been transferred to the 1st B a ttalion at last. He now announces he has given up his “job” w ith M. Co. and accepted a “position” as orderly. CORP. F. B. R., Jr. The N u t num b e r of the Gas Attack will carry a choice line of assorted nuts.