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The Rio Grande rattler. ([McAllen], Hidalgo County, Tex.) 1916-1917, April 13, 1918, Image 10

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3 GAS ATTACK The Doc—“Didn’t I tell you to take three 0. D. pills on an empty stomach?” The Duck—“I did, Sir, but they rolled off.” OHIO TROOPS COME. Cheers and Eight Bands Greet 600 Men From Camp Sherman, Ala. Cheers greeted the six hundred men of the Ohio National guard who arrived here last Wednesday from Camp Sherman, Ala. The men are for the F irst Pioneer Infantry but have been assigned to the Second Pio­ neer Infantry temporarily for quarters and rations. All the men who came volunteered for transfer to the Pioneers. They arrived at Fairforest shortly after 10 o’clock and were met by Captain J. P. D. Shiebler, assistant adjutant of the Provisional Depot for Corps and Army troops, and Captain William J. Evans, of the 54th Pioneer Infantry, who is detailed as assistant to the Depot quarter­ master. Eight of the sixteen Pioneer Infantry bands were also at the station to meet the new-comers. The men were marched along the National highway and down in front of Division headquarters to the headquarters of the Corps and Army troops, where they were reviewed by the officers at the head­ quarters of the depot. They were then marched to the camp site of the Second Pio­ neer Infantry, with the eight bands playing “There’ll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight.” The men were assigned to companies, each company taking care of 50 men. It was about 11:30 o’clock when the men reached camp and when mess call sounded at noon there was a hot meal ready for them. The men have all been through the inten­ sive training course at Camp Sherman and are in the best of physical condition. They are ready to leave for overseas service on 24 hours’ notice. As is customary when new troops reach a camp they will be placed in quarantine for ten days or two weeks. This is done as a precautionary measure. SMOKE DANCE FOR THE OLD 7TH. A “smoke dance” was held in the grand ballroom of the Plaza Hotel in New York on April 6th to get cigarettes, pipes and to­ bacco for the 107th Regiment. Members of the regiment who were home on a furlough were invited as special guests. Mrs. Anna M. White, of 226 West 97th street, was the chairman of the committee in charge, and the others who served with her were: Mrs. Thos. J. Vivian, Mrs. Robert W. Lyle, Mrs. E ben A rm strong, Mrs. Harvard A. Kehlbeck, Mrs. Pleasant Jor­ dan Gantt, Mrs. R ussell B assett, Mrs. A ustin F. Hancock, Mrs. John F. MeDougall, Mrs. Charles E. Houghton, Mrs. H. A. Hall, Mrs. Raymond Cavanaugh, Mrs. Bernhardt Wall. HE WAS SHOCK-PROOF. Pat and Mike were in a front-line trench which had been under continuous bombard­ ment fifteen hours. Suddenly Mike jumped up, grabbed Pat and shouted above the shriek of the bursting shells: “For heaven’s sake, Pat, scare me! I’ve got the hiccoughs.”—New York World. OUR OWN ART EXHIBITION,. Wadsworth Academy Will Show Work of Soldier Artists. Art will be rampant at the H ostess House the week of April 15th, when the first ex­ hibition of the Wadsworth Academy will be held. The Division includes many well known American artists whose work, done under canvas, will be on view. Many new pictures will be shown, in oils, water colors and black and white, and some of the origi­ nals of drawings that have appeared in the Gas Attack and the Seventh Regiment Ga­ zette will be exhibited. Private G. William Breck, Company B, 107th Infantry, instructor in the Camouflage School, is Chairman of the Academy Com­ mittee on Admissions, and all pictures for exhibition must be submitted to him for consideration by the committee. He may be found at the Seventh Regiment Gazette office, Mess Shack, Machine Gun Company. 107th Infantry. Awards of merit will be given to artists whose work is judged to be especially nota­ ble. Among the artists who have already en­ tered pictures are Van Buren, Stout, Illava, Cutler, Breck, Rivera, Hull, Lauten, Emery, Wells, Card, Kennedy, Neal, Dreher, Kunkle, Pyles, and others who have contributed to the Gas Attack and the Seventh Regiment Gazette. HAIL MEN OF FORDHAM, HAIL! All former students of Ford ham Universi­ ty are urged to attend a get-together meet­ ing at Y. M. C. A. H eadquarters, next Wed­ nesday evening, April 17, 1918, at eight o’clock. Those worshippers of the Ram, whose liking for Kitchen Police and guard duty prevents their horning in, would do well to communicate with Corporal Fred J. Ashley, care of the Gas Attack. CAPTAIN FRANCHOT AGAIN AIDE. Captain C. P. F’ranchot, Company A, 102d Military Police, has been appointed aide-de- camp to Major General John F. O’Ryan, re­ lieving First Lieutenant Juan M. Ceballos, who returns to the Military Police. ‘‘YOU KNOW ME, AL,” IN NEW YORK. “You Know Me, Al,” the Division Show, opened a t the Lexington Theatre, 51st St. and Lexington Ave., New York City, T hurs­ day, April 11th, to run until the 20th, with matinees on the 13th, 16th, 18th and 20th. The entire cast and orchestra have been taken to New York. Many men who saw the show during its successful week at the Harris Theatre here are writing to their people in New York advising them to see the first production of the New York Division Theatre.

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