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The Rio Grande rattler. ([McAllen], Hidalgo County, Tex.) 1916-1917, March 09, 1918, Image 13

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GAS A T T A C K The feelings of Lieut. Ivan New Goldbar, U. S. R., on “ taking the com- p a n y for the first time. HOW DO THEY GET LIKE THAT? When the war started we went away, were* willing to fight till we turned gray. We went down South where it's always warm, hut when we got there we found that the air was three below at dawn. O how, 0 how, O how, did it get like that? Early in the morning we started our day, worked like the devil to earn our pay. We drilled and drilled till our backs were bent, then the captain who is a very fine gent, said, “Come over here and put up my tent.” O how, 0 how, O how does he get like that? Our supply sergeant gives us clothes, the clothes he gives us goodness knows. The pants too small, the coat so wide, you can walk around with your pack in­ side. You ask for shoes, size eleven. He gives, you.two pair, four and seven. Then takes your thumb prints to find the size of an O. D. shirt and boots be­ sides. If you ask for a smaller hat, he wastes an hour “chewing the fat.” O how, O how, O how does he get like that? The pay we get is sure a joke, three days after we’re always broke. They deduct allotments and insurance, too, then they take some money to hold for you. It’s February now and pretty soon, w e ll get our pay which we earned last June. O how, 0 how, O how do they get like that? DANIEL J. MAHONEY, Co. G, 54th Pioneers. SAME PLACE. The Major: My dear Lady Maud, where did you find that magnificent complexion? Lady Maud:. Where you lost yours. Major: In a bottle—Philadelphia Ledger? THE AMERICAN HABIT. Harry (just “out”) : ' Listen, Bill! Sounds like ole Fritz cornin’ over in the mud— squish squash, squish squash. Bill: That’s orl right—that’s only the Americans further up a’chewin’ their gum rations.—London Opinion. A CHANGE RECOMMENDED. Sergeant: You’ve fallen out of line not less than five times. You should not be in this regiment at all. Recruit: W here should I be^ Sergeant: In the flying corps, and you’d ■only have to fall out once.—London Opinion. DISAPPOINTED. “How does your boy like life in the' .army?” “Not particularly well. He says he’s been in it six weeks now and hasn’t ■once been ordered to do something glorious.” —Detroit Free Press. PIONEERS. No less a person than a Colonel of Pioneer Infantry sent us the following clipping: “Just happened to. think—funny, but true —that every man who ever made a pioneer of himself was considered looney! Can you locate a single exception? Look ’em over.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch. ul must say this khaki camping skirt is a loose fit/’ “You’re in wrong, auntie. That is the boy’s tent you have on/’—Louisville- Cour- ier-Journal. DELTA KAPPA EPSILON, Are you a DEKE? The Council, and some sixty-five other DEKES already located at Camp Wadsworth, are desirous of knowing so. You are requested to send promptly your name, rank, regiment, and name of Chapter, to Mr. H. B. Price, Jr., (Delta Kap­ pa) at Room 406 Chapman Building, Spartan­ burg, S. C. Another gathering in \ the near future is being arranged for. . CAPT. MILLARD F. WATTZ, JR. ‘ ' Do. M, 52nd Pioneers,

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