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The Rio Grande rattler. ([McAllen], Hidalgo County, Tex.) 1916-1917, April 27, 1918, Image 30

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28 GAS ATTACK New York Pool Parlor w 22 New Pocket Tables Tables Sixty Cents per Hour 115 E. Main St. Next to Woolworth Store FLORIDA VEGETABLES TA7E ARE receiving car load shipments of fresh Flor­ ida vegetables and can take care of your order on short notice. We especially invite the Mess Sergeants to inspectour stock. We have fresh snap beans, new potatoes, cab­ bage, celery, squashes, cukes, carrots and also a complete line of fruits. PEARCE-EDWARDS CO. PHONES 83 and 84 Wholesale Only SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA We Make Deliveries to Camp Wadsworth XJ. 5. Food A. dm inistration License N o . 08784. CAMP QUARTERMASTER CORPS. Looks like the Q. M. ball team is a sure winner, any time, every time and all the time. The snappiest game to date was played against the Ordnance Departm ent, which re­ sulted in a score of 4 to 0 in our favor. The fielding on both sides was good. The game with the Ammunition Train was a cinch. Mu- nitioneers went up in smoke, in the third in­ ning and eight runs were added to our score in the innings that followed. Game was called in first half of the eighth on account of rain, with a score of 12 to 2. Captain Kline, who has been in the Base Hospital for the past week, is improving. Sergeant Roy Cannon, reports “ everything fine” in Charlotte. Now Roy, why break an­ other heart w ith your “ Fickleness of love.” Oh, you male Yamp. Have you heard the story of the hand gren­ ade. No. Well, listen: Some one gave Cook Marino a hand grenade and not knowing ex­ actly w h at to do with it, he decided to pull out the pin and investigate. He did. The darned thing began to sizz and in his excite­ ment, he threw the bomb on Cook N u n n e ry’s bunk. Nunnery being aroused from his tw i­ light slumbers, realized the fact and w ith a yell beat a hasty retreat through the door, followed by Marino and w ithin a few minutes both arrived at F a ir Forrest. As it was cool and damp they realized they were clad only in their nighties, so with fear and tremblings they returned, expecting to find the tent a wreck, but fortunately there was no powder in this one. Nevertheless, breakfast was late. Nunnery said, “ Marino was scareder than I was, and I was the scaredest man in the w o rld.” Moral—Hand grenades are dan­ gerous animals—beware. Did you know that there are only 18,500 electric lights in camp and about 200 miles of circuit wires. Yeah—honest; no kidding. And did you know that Sergeant Jimmy Doyle is the man responsible for all this. Well he is and you can bet he is on the job every minute of the day and night. Many times has he left his warm dugout and wandered forth to fix somebody’s light. If you think this Jimm y Doyle has a “ cushy” you are muchly mistaken. Our hats are off to you, old top, and we w o n ’t make light of it. E. D. T. COMPANY C, 102ND AMMUNITION TRAIN. W anted—Samples of a good brand of chev­ ron polish. Apply to Supply Sergeant Day- mont. The Jazz band in the 6th squad seems to be getting very popular among the boys in the company. Maybe if anyone wants the latest dope as to just when the Division is going to move, ask Parkey, as he stopped in W ashington on the way back from his fu r ­ lough. Our Company barber seems to be getting very independant lately. , I t must be th a t he has got a nice pile salted and don’t have to worry any more. Bet th a t there will be an awful splash in New Orleans when Jake hits the town. HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, 53RD PIONEERS. F ir s t Sergeant Allen is going to send in a request to the Ameriacn Tobacco Company to make its cigarettes O. D. color, so it will be easier for the street police to keep the Com­ pany street clean. He says the butts w o n ’t be noticed so much by the inspector. Private Manion, better known as “ R e d ,” has reduced his weight ;ten pounds. He got his hair cut last week and the boys hard­ ly knew him. We can hardly tell whether h e ’s a blond or a brunette, now. Sergeant K irkm an is kept very busy sta r t­ ing different carpenter work, but we can ’t seem to find anything he has finished. The orchestra of the 53rd has asked the supply sergeant to put in a requisition for a feed bag as a certain one of the members has such a terrible job lifting all he can eat to his mouth, he says his arms are too tired to hold his instrum ent after he is done eating at different parties where he was playing. So the boys are trying to help him out by getting a feed bag for him so he will be able to eat more and not be half as tired. Yes, Mus O ’Day is still w riting the same letter he started a week ago. It must either be a very long letter or else he doesn’t know anything new, outside of that we are still at Camp W adsworth, and she knows that, doesn’t she, George! N a t Kling was made a corporal last week. Don’t lose your pull with him, fellows, as he may be a general some day. Remember I said he may be. Keep up your good work, N at, the boys are with you. WM. DOMARATIUS. Sergeant Douthwaite is getting very pro­ ficient at playing the mandolin and if you don’t think so ask Phlip. H e re’s hoping th a t Riley and Spitz furnish up the kitchen by the time the outfit is ready to leave here. “ Shortpants” Gfeller seems to think that he has the best truck in the outfit, but would advise him not to try and run with a Stutz. Our Mess Sergeant, Weir, must be buying all the company supplies in Greenville by the looks of things. Can anyone dope out the sudden decrease in B a tt s ’ letter from Syracuse? In order to get more service out of Ser­ geant Daymont it was decided that he must give up pinochle or his famous “ Ki Yi. ” Trix and the dog got the benefit of the doubt. Accidents will happen. The bones rolled right for Peggy Reitz this month and the squad don’t have to supply him w ith cigar­ ettes. Jimm y Reed has a good chance of losing his drag w ith “ Toots,’’ as the company bar­ ber made an awful job of cutting his curly locks. Sergeant “ G reaseball” Church missed a Sunday at Shelby, and we wonder if the A Company boys had anything to do with it. If anyone wants one of the Nash trucks doped up see Bill Clute or Sergeant Play­ fair as they both are crazy over the job. X. Y. Z.

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