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The Rio Grande rattler. ([McAllen], Hidalgo County, Tex.) 1916-1917, April 13, 1918, Image 12

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10 GAS ATTACK SOLDIERS’ CLUB CHAIRMAN. \Pi g of a Yank! How dare you address me as 'Sauerkraut/ von Bunn, of Bad Nauheim! ’ * \Huh! Well, I ’m Pete Magee of naughty Newport!\ I’m Count NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD HELPING OUR RECRUITING. Governor Whitman Aiding New York Division to Get Good Men. Governor W hitman is helping to recruit the New York Division, as the following order shows: STATE OF NEW YORK, The Adjutant General’s Office, Albany, March 21, 1918. General Orders, No. 13. I. The New York Guard is not only per­ forming a valuable and necessary service in training its members for S tate duty and in guarding the B arge Canals, the New York Aqueduct, railway bridges and various pub­ lic utilities and munition plants, but also it is a t the same time serving the Nation as a training school for the Federal Army. The value of the New York Guard as such a training school cannot he overestimated, es­ pecially in the preparation of non-commis­ sioned officers, so essential to a new force like the National Army. Many men after a period of training in the State service are ( enlisting in Federal service—the United States thus obtaining recruits with military experience, and the men thus enjoying a training in the New York Guard fitting them for rapid advancement in Federal service. Men of draft age are also finding service in the New York Guard a useful preparation for their duties after being called to the Federal Colors. II. It is the desire of this office to fa­ cilitate in every way the enlistment in Fed­ eral service of members of the New York Guard who are willing to so enlist. With this end in view commanding officers will afford every opportunity to members of their commands for such enlistment, g rant­ ing them passes for not to exceed twenty- four hours for that purpose if on active duty. Discharges, however, will not he granted until the applicants are accepted for enlistment by a United States Recruiting Officer, and upon receipt of official notice of such acceptance action will be taken as set forth in paragraph III of this order. Commanding officers should also establish cordial relations with United States Re­ cruiting Officers and should cooperate with them in obtaining recruits whenever re­ quested to do so. III. Upon receipt of official notice either from this office or from a U nited S tates Re- Sergeant Geo. A. Hill, 5th Pioneers, is Elected Head of Enlisted Men’s Organization. Sergeant Geo. A. Hill, of the 5th Pioneer Infantry, was recently elected chairman of the committee of the Soldiers’ Club. While the club has been open for more than three weeks the committee has been, acting informally. The new club commit­ tee, which will consist of one enlisted man from each organization a t the camp, will act as the administrative body under the di­ rection of the W ar Camp Community Serv­ ice, which will provide the necessary finan­ ces. It is the idea to turn the club over to the club committee to conduct it for the best interests of the club, the officers of the Community Service acting in an advisory capacity. It was the voice of the committee that too much praise cannot be given General Oliver Bridgman, of New York, for the work he has done to make the organization of the club a success. He has entirely given up his business to devote his time to the benefit of the enlisted men of the camp. The fact that he was for many years the commander of Squadron A, the crack cavalry organiza­ tion of the country, makes him practically well fitted to bring to light the actual needs of a soldier in a camp community. Sergeant Hill, in accepting the chairman­ ship of the committee, outlined the plans that are in the w orking at the present time for m aking the club of the greatest value to the m en while on visits to the city. An event of particular importance was the reception to the officers of Camp W ads­ worth and their wives and friends, which took place last Friday afternoon from 4 to 6 o’clock. cruiting Officer that a member of the New York Guard has been accepted for enlist­ ment in Federal service, his immediate commanding officer will at once apply to the proper officer for the discharge of the man from the New York Guard. If the man is on active duty he will be relieved therefrom as promptly as possible. If the man is not on active duty he will be considered as re­ leased from State service upon his turning in to his New York Guard company com­ mander, public property in his possession and his discharge will be forwarded as here­ inafter indicated. The discharge of an en­ listed man accepted for F ederal service will be forwarded to the United States Re­ cruiting Officer who accepted the man with request that same be returned for cancel­ lation in the event of the man not complet­ ing his enlistment in the F ederal service. By command of the Governor: CHARLES H. SHERRILL, The Adjutant General.

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