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The Rio Grande rattler. ([McAllen], Hidalgo County, Tex.) 1916-1917, April 27, 1918, Image 19

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GAS ATTACK 17 27TH DIVISION HEADQUARTERS TROOP. W ith the return of F irst Lieutenant Doug­ lass T. Cameron to the command of the Troop, . all activities have been given a new impetus. The baseball team has started on an unbroken winning streak and mean to keep it up if daily practice means anything. Two prac­ tice marches have been made, and all the Troop has been busy on the pistol and rifle range, several record scores being made. The efficiency record of the organization received another boost when two more com­ missions were won by the Troopers. The new officers are Second Lieutenant Linwood P. Ames, Division Camouflage Officer, who start­ ed in his new vocation as a private, and camouflaged the Troop street into the coziest spot on the Reservation, and Second Lieu­ tenant Perry S. Newell of the A d jutant Gen­ eral ’s Department. Several new appointments have also been announced among the non-coms. Corporal Benjam in Bingham has received his third stripe, while P rivate Jacob W agner has also entered the sergeant class. The new corpor­ als are Jack Dallon, A rthur W alker, Fred Ashley and Alan Temple. Two recruits have also been added to the future members of the Troop. They are Leonard Mackesey, Jr., the two-weeks-old son of Mess Sergeant Mackesey, who has discov­ ered more ways of serving beans than any kitchen boss in the Division, and Jam es A. Lynch, Jr., a recent arrival at the home of Jim Lynch, another of the outfit’s benedicts. Pete Leonard took advantage of his fu r ­ lough to take his Marmon racer back home to Cape Cod. He was accompanied on his over­ land trip by Phil Schappert and Joe Alley. COMPANY E, 102ND SUPPLY TRAIN. One of the members of Company E has had so many dogs as his pets we have decid­ ed to call him a dog fancier. He is Private Edward Timothy Sheehan and he needs no in­ troduction for he is known also as a singer ,of exceptional merit. Before his enlistment he performed with Lew H o w e’s New E ra Min­ strels and scored a big hit. He entertained officers and men of the old 12th N. Y. Infan- ■try at their farewell dinner and has since •then been a favorite. vGee, Dowd, that was good. Got any more. Willie Eitz. Duke Mahoney is the champion sleeper in the 27th Division. Up, and at ’em, Duke. Pop Hughes, our assistant cook, on his day off takes long walks but still looks as old and feeble as ever. If goldbricks were officers, Tom Bracken would be a General. Our Mess Sergeant, Jim Dowd, is going ,on a furlough. An revoir, Jim. While the c a t ’s away the mice will play. “ Say, Tim, give us some butter! Hoover isn ’t looking.’’ Mule Wilson. P. H. ESMERELDA— She is the mare one sees at night after putting away seventeen yards of macaroni au gratin, three big joy bars, two bottles of cola-cola-cola, some fruit-cake from some­ body’s Aunt Kate, of Elmira, a square foot of bomb-proof bread-pudding, and a canteen pie. COMPANY B, 106TH INFANTRY. The town cut-ups held a weekly meeting in Corporal L y d ike’s tent yesterday. The meet­ ing was presided over by Squire Harris. B rother B a tten recited a very catchy piece entitled “ I f Not, W h y ? ” Brother McManus offered to play a selection on the flute, but he was turned down flat. Then Brother Lynch impersonated Sal Perkins, singing the Spring Song. His high notes were loud and clear, mostly loud. He started to sing the second verse but was politely thrown out of the tent. If you ever w a n t to see a pleased expression on L y n c h ’s face, just ask him how his girl in Spartanburg is, and then you’ll hear him sigh, and say that she is the “ dearest, the sweetest, etc., etc. ’ ’ . The hickey squad is still up to war strength. Corporals Stevans and H a rris have started a new fad, by parting their hair in the m id­ dle. It seems strange th a t they should do such a thing, for they seemed to be such nice boys at one time. A few well-known sayings: F irst Sergeant Lyons—“ Fall in. Are you all here? All right. Fall out.” P rivate McManus—“ I tell you, there a i n ’t no mail until tonight.” Sergeant McDermott—((Take em aw a y .” Cook Hogg—“ Yon had your seconds.” Cook Williams—“ Did you see my border service b a r ? ” Private Lynch—“ Any films to be devel­ oped?” B. T. EXTRA! THE DIZZYVILLE GAZETTE IS OUT. The G a s A t t a c k has a rival. A new pub­ lication has appeared at Camp Wadsworth, and its first edition has been sold out com­ pletely. It is called “The Dizzyville Gazette” and it is published “by and for the 3rd Platoon, Co. E, 105th Infantry.” The company has installed a complete printing plant consist­ ing of one Corona. The staff consists of Corporal Robb and Acting Sergeant Robb. It is full of bright and snappy personal news. A copy was sent to the G a s A t t a c k by Corporal Richard Dunne, who knows as much about publications of all sorts as any man in the Division. Other companies are following the lead of Co. E (which is, as Cor­ poral Dunne says, one of the leading com­ panies down here) and are getting out little company sheets to amuse the men and keep up the spirit necessary in this war. HEADQUARTERS, 54TH INFANTRY BRIGADE. The H eadquarters Detachment participated in the Liberty Loan Parade held in the city of Spartanburg on Saturday, April 6, and it is needless to say th a t they all appeared spic and span due to a whole d a y ’s scrubbing and polishing of horse equipment and the like. The only lacking feature to make a complete and spectacular showing was the fact that “ Buck Private John Ethelbnrt D oyle” who is known as the “ Tailor-Made P r iv a te,’’ was absent. “ Jaw n ’ ’ was w restling the pots and pans and cutting up stew m eat for one of H ank B a u m ann’s special dishes of “ Irish S tew ” on the day hereinbefore mentioned. One event which marred the success of the parade was th a t upon the return of the Detachment to camp the news was spread that General Lester had been “ Honorably D ischarged” from the service. Each man re­ ceived the news in silence and it surely was a sad lot th a t rolled in the blankets that night. On Monday General Lester received many of the officers of his command and from the various units throughout the camp. The 108th Infan try Band paid their respects in the form of a very fine concert. The General was presented w ith a loving cup by the mem­ bers of the H e a d q u arters Detachment as a token of good faith and respect, and a very impressive talk interm ingled w ith some good advice, was the acknowledgment. General Lester left Spartanburg on the 6:45 P. M. train on Monday, accompanied by Mrs. Les­ ter. The H eadquarters Detachment regret the loss of the Commanding General and ex­ tend their best wishes for continued good health to both the General and Mrs. Lester. Sergeant Ralph W. Lester has been trans­ ferred from the Medical Department, N a tion­ al Army, to the H eadquarters Detachment, of this Brigade. Sergeant Lester is a son of Brigadier General James W. Lester, and was stationed at Allentown, Pa. “ MAC.’7

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