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The Rio Grande rattler. ([McAllen], Hidalgo County, Tex.) 1916-1917, January 26, 1918, Image 19

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THE WADSWORTH GAS ATTACK a n d RIO GRANDE RATTLER I? PHYSICAL TORTURE. One, two, three, four (Oh, my poor b a c k ! ). One, two, three, four (W hy don’t they inoculate us against setting-up exercises?). One, two, three, four (Damn that K a i s e r ! ). One, two, three, four (Will he ever stop?). One, two, three, four (There go my new O. D. pants.). One, two, three, four (I’ll make the Boches pay for this.). One, two, three, four (I enlisted to be a soldier not a Paul Swan.). One, two, three, four, HALT! (Oh, boy!) DIVISION HEADQUARTERS TROOP. Five m em b ers of the troop are now a t ­ tending the officers school. They are Ser­ geants M aurice Loeb and Gordon Barr, Lance-corporal Brownson King, and Privates Bob McKay and H am p ton Anderson. The entire quintet is specializing in artillery. F ir s t L ieutenant Douglas Cameron has been detailed as A d judant of the school. Sergeant Linwood P. Ames has been ap­ pointed camouflage instructor of the Divis­ ion. He will proceed to W a shington in the near future for final instructions. “Pop” is one of the m ost prom inent artists in New York City. In addition to his w ork in his Fifth Avenue Studio, he has bad extensive experience in photography, movie directing and aviation. Since his arrival in S p a rtan­ burg be has been in charge of all decorative construction. E rnest P a inter was added to the list of Benedicts while home on furlough. He was m a rried to Miss Adeline F reer at the N o rth P resbyterian Church, New York City. The troop will present another play on the night of Lincoln’s birthday. It will be a farce. The E n tertainm e n t Comm ittee has been reorganized and now consists of Hugh Stange, d ir e c to r ; John Garvey, assistant di­ rector ; Pt exford Swain, scenic director; E rn e s t Painter, stage m a n a g e r; Corporal Percy Davies, property m a s ter; Ted Gemp, electrician, and Fred J. Ashley, business m anager. A stage will be constructed in the troop garage and efforts are now being made to secure a considerable quantity of scenery. Monthly entertainm e n ts are scheduled w h ich will be attended by the entire Divis­ ion. Tryouts for the farce will be held this week. Hugh Stange who is preparing the play, has gone to New York on furlough to a t ­ tend the opening of his dram a “Seventeen” at the Booth T h e a ter. The comedy adap t­ ed from Booth T a rkington’s novel has had a successful tour through the W est. Corporal J e a n Chanut, and Privates George Sturm and Raymond Duport have been transferred to Camp Greene at C h a rlotte for intensive training. All three m en are m a s ­ ters of the Gallic tongue and will be sent to F rance ahead of the Division to act as in ter­ preters. It is reported th a t George Sternberger will open up a stock brokerage concern after he returns to New York. S ternberger’s one day on K. P. will probably influence him to turn the establishm e n t into a bueketshop. . Corporal B ruenig and Private Tom A h earn have been detached from the troop and are now battalion sergeant-m a jors at H e a d q u a rters. WHERE, NOT WHEN. One Rookie to another at one of the new cantonm e n ts: “W here do you bathe?” “In the Spring.” “I didn’t ask you when, I asked you w h ere!” MACHINE GUN CO., 106TH INFANTRY. W e are looking forw ard to sunshine as 1st Class Pvt. Cox is losing am b ition. Our beloved Bugler Flem ing was reduced to private. He said him self it w a sn’t his fault. Interest is taken by Pvt. Jackson in the line of cooking, as he always spends his Sundays in the kitchen. The 106th is getting wooden floors. I really think we need them as we can use them for rafts if the rain keeps up. It is easier to say those who “ain’t” on furlough as those who are. Our world-wide-known Corp. Pivorvar is on a wood detail. They sure did need men bad. A wood shortage has been known. This sure is no reason why individuals should pick on the shower bath. Bolos form an im p o rtant part in tent wood chopping. To prove the am b ition of the M. G. boys why, on the wood detail they brought so much th a t the cooks burnt the oatm eal. The 16th squad has an orchestra. Pvt. Flem ing plays a fiddle, and Corp. Pivorvar plays the sam e fiddle at another time. W h en Pvt. Gehring left on a furlough the w e a ther got cool. Perhaps he took all the hot air w ith him. •—C. B. ■ B A T T ERY E, 106TH F. A. The Sixth T e n t consists of six or seven full-fledged harm onicas. P rivate J. Buckley, otherw ise known as Alias Crying Charley, is having a hard tim e keeping warm these cold nights, due to the fact th a t his tears freeze up. P rivate M. Blumenfeld, otherw ise known as Bad Bookey Bee, is the only real im ita­ tion of Joan of Arc on a horse. P rivate W. Andrews is known to all the boys as Headzie, on account of the large hat he w ears. P rivate H. Foster, a form e r mem b er, was prom o ted to B a ttery Clerk for complying w ith orders, such as going to bed in full m a rching order including spurs to keep the blankets over his No. 12 E E shoes. Corporal P. Kunz, who has replaced our form e r Corporal Sharm an, has ju s t recover­ ed from a serious attack of the Gimmies. L a s t but not least comes our Buffalo P r i­ vate Max Goldman, w h o ’s only w o rries are the extra w ar taxes on the old push cart back in Buffalo. — W. J.-A.

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