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The Rio Grande rattler. ([McAllen], Hidalgo County, Tex.) 1916-1917, March 02, 1918, Image 17

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GAS ATTACK 15 A BUSY DAY ON THE P. & N. 105TH FIELD ARTILLERY. Battery ‘ ‘ A. ” There is a disease (or affliction) in our ranks, known as “Reveille feet.” How about this, Billie B.? Shall we get you a rolling •chair or crutches? Or, do you need both? Corporal Cadduo believes in “rest for the w eary,” and if anyone were to ask us, he is some “cot punisher.” He is also particular as to who m akes use of same in his ab­ sence. Did someone say the Corporal was exempt from guard duty? P rivate Diack was recently on K. P., and we understand he ate his way out of the kitchen, and received his diploma as a dis­ penser of arm y food. C o n g ratulations, Diack. Battery “ B .” Mess Sgt. W interling, otherwise known as the Bean and Hominy king, is still on the job. We hope beans and hominy are soon scratched off the list. The gun crews of B Battery, as usual, have equaled their high standard of effi­ ciency, at the recent practice at the range. These boys are to be congratulated on their splendid showing. The greatest delight th a t our mechanic K u stner gets, is taking our “tin lizzie” apart. But, we m u st hand it to you, George, you are there. If you don’t believe it, ask the Captain. Battery “ C.M The boys are glad to get down into the T o rrid zone once more, after being in “cold storage” for so long. Don’t blame you, fel­ lows, as we all feel th a t way about it. Private E'dward H u n t, popularly known as “Miss,” is on a ten-day furlough to “little old New York.” Have a good time, “Miss,” but don’t make any “m iss” steps. P rivate George E d w ards is once more back w ith the “bunch,” after being in the Base H o spital for a m o nth. We are indeed glad to have you w ith us again, George, as we have missed your sm iling countenance. P rivate Mebus is confined to quarters w ith a fractured ankle. We wish him a speedy recovery, as he is expected to play a big part in capturing the Kaiser. Snap out of it, H a rry. W hen it comes to putting down cement floors, Corporal “Bill” has them all b e a t Consequently we have a brand new kitchen | floor. We are a trifle w o rried, however, as j we are in doubt as to w h e ther the Corporal 1 is a member of the Union. E n lighten us, Bill. Battery \ D .” Private Gass still insists on being tra n s ­ ferred to the M ounted Balloon Squad. Good luck to you, “B rilliance.” Private Owens is among the recent new ly­ weds. He likes the arm y life, but w a n ts to get back to the Bronx and “hon” as soon as possible. We feel sorry for you, Owens, | and you have our sym p athy. | F irst Sergeant W ilson is still out in the | e a rly m o rning w ith his tin w h istle, and his fam iliar saying “You’re out of luck.” By the way, Sergeant, how about the Asheville boots? B a ttery D has a brand new sheriff in Private Oliver. They say the Keystone peo­ ple have a few jobs left, so go to it, Oliver. Battery Private M u rphy would like to know who appropriated his shoes down a t the shower bath ? It was his first trip there in three months, and therefore a gala event for him, but someone had to spoil his party. G allagher and Redmond are still being pestered by® the “movie” men. T h e re is no getting out of it, fellows, genius is recog­ nized everywhere. W h at we would like to know is who stole O’Reilly’s picture. We are w o rking our “th in k e r” real hard. Do you suppose th a t Nora has it? Sergeant Lougheed, of Monte Carlo fame, is broke this m o n th, the first tim e since ’98. Don’t grieve over it, though, as the old boat is jam m ed w ith passengers this trip. H as anyone som ething to suggest that would get “Sm iling Sam” F itzpatrick out to reveille? If you have, ju s t pass it along, as we would like to solve this m ighty problem. Supply Company. W ill the gentlem an who appropriated IS jars of jam from our kitchen one rainy night last week be kind enough to invite us to his party? We like parties, and we also like jam , so be a good fellow and come across w ith an invitation. “Furlough Sergeant” Yalleau is expected back from his furlough in the im m ediate future. As two train s are being run daily, we expect McCafferty will be on the other one. We are glad to note two new faces in our ranks at reveille, and w h ile it may ap­ pear a little strange for these two to greet the early m o rning w ith a smile, they will get accustomed to it eventually, we hope. We are keeping our eyes and ears open these days, and note th a t the “m ail tw ins,” Borst and B randlein, are receiving their m ail regularly. Some of us are getting jealous, but we prom ise to do nothing rash. Sergeant McGuire announces the retu rn of cobbler De Simone, which is looked for­ w ard to w ith a great deal of pleasure by Sergeant McAroni. Col. De Simone was captured in the m u d at D ark Corners re ­ cently.

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