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ARMY AND NAVY NEWS
BY CAFT. AETHIH G. DUNCAN, V. S. It.
THE ARMY j
Unfortunately, for a number of
months after the war it was not the
policy of the War Department to com
mission In the reserve corps any man
who had not been an officer during
the war. Due to early misinterpreta
tion and misunderstandings, now be
ing corrected, former regulations con
cerning the appointment of reserve
officers In the infantry, cavalry, etc., j
effected an adverse influence on the '
enrollment in engineer and other sec
tions of the reserve corps.
It is stated on good authority that
in one battalion of the 23d Engineers,
which served in the A. E. F., 60 per
cent of the enlisted men were college
graduates and suitable officer mate
rial. Many men of one railway regi
ment, organized early In 1917, were
particularly well qualified for com
missions, but voluntarily enlisted in
lower grades and remained at their
posts of duty throughout the war.
Among a few exceptions noted is
that of Col. Shaughnessy. late second
assistant postmaster general, who i
was originally appointed as a first J
lieutenant in the 13th engineers. Even '
at that lime he was an acknowledged
expert in matters relating to trans
portation and to the organization of
railway operating forces. Eventually
he earned and received the distin
guished service medal, together with
other foreign decorations. when
through promotion he became deputy
director general of transportation in
Through the efforts of the Society
of American Military Engineers the
assistant chief of staff of the Army
in a recent memorandum on the sub
ject Is of the opinion that former en
listed men of the engineers, by rea
son of their technical qualifications
and actual experience in war, should
be enrolled In the reserve corps.
"They should." he avers, "be brought
in now in order that their knowledge
may keep pace with new develop
ments. and in order also that their
Interest. Influence and experience may
be of use In enrolling and training
In the opinion of a lieutenant colo
nel who served overseas as an emer
gency engineer officer, it would seem
that the interests of national defense
can best be served for the next ten
years at least by enrolling these men
as officers in grades rommenslirate
with their technical qualificaflons.
their military experience and "age.
Such action, he avers, "will In a meas
ure secure for them rewards for
service actually rendered in war and
will not interfere with the enroll
ment as second lieutenants, graduat
ing from R. O. T. C. units with no
Based upon the project for six fleld
armies, including the requirements of
the communications zone of the Inte
rior. in line with the present plan of
national defense, the engineer serv
ice will. It is said, have need for near
ly 9.000 officers. At the present time,
including the Regular Army, the Na
tional Guard and the re^rve j-orps,
there are not 4,000 enrolled. There
fore it is advocated the enrollment
of all persons qualified for service
should be encouraged to the fullest
5(fi? Type Ammunition.
Three types of 37 mm. caliber am
munition recently produced for guns
mounted in aircraft are being de
veloped by the ordnance department.
A high-explosivo shell with a super
sensitive fuse and a shell-destroying
tracer, a canister and an armor-pierc
ing shell. The shell Is designed for
attack of airplanes and balloons.
Th^fuse Is considered absolutely bore
safe in that It cannot act while in
the gun, but will contact with the
lightest airplane or balloon fabric.
In case the shell does not hit the
target the shell destroyer tracer de
stroys the ammunition before it
reaches the ground.
The canister Is designed for short
i range work, and its case bursts a
I few feet from the muzzle of the gun.
i releasing the lead balls with which
I It is loaded. The armor-piercing
shell Is designed for attack against
tanks and protected ground targets
or against armored planes. All three
types of ammunition are designed to
be used either in semi-automatic or
full automatic gun?.
Air Serrtee. j
Assignment of available reserve air
officers has been made in the 90th
division, organized reserves. El Paso,
Tex. Reserve pilots in that vicinity
are preparing to stimulate interest in
aviation by recruiting former air,
service mechanics as a nucleus fori
a live organization to be kept ready I
for action. 1
New classes In advance training
for students and cadets are under way
at Ellington and Kelly fields, there
being ten pursuit and seven bombard
ment students enrolled. Airplane
pilot rating has been received by all
members of previous classes, and
many new wings adorn the breasts
of recent graduates In recognition of
The state of Indiana has leased a
new armory In Kokomo. to be Jointly
used by the 137th observation squad
ron. air service, and battery A of the
field artillery, Indiana National Guard.
Much Interest has been aroused In
the two new hangars at the flying
field, which Is well marked and easily
approached. Many new names have
recently been added to the air squad
Excitement prevailed at Cressy
Field recently when the United States
transport Dix grounded on" Alcatraz .
Island, which Is Just opposite the!
fleld. and on which is located the |
Uf.lted States disciplinary barracks, j
Photo section No. 15, in accordance'
with its tradition, lost no time in get
ting a most exceptional photograph
of the distressed transport. The
photo plane took off, circled the Dix,
and within an hour after making a
landing the San Francisco papers
credited Creasy Field for a picture of
the scene that adorned the front page.
Graduating exercises were held atj
the school for flight surgeons at the i
medical research laboratory on Janu-1
ary 21. 1922. Dr. E. C. Schneider, di-'
rector of the department of physiol- 1
ogy and one of the pioneer workers j
In aviation medicine, addressed the'
class. Maj. W. R. Weaver, command- !
ing officer of Mitchell Field, present-|
ed the class with their certificates. I
The graduates were Capt. Lyle C ?'
White, honor graduate; Maj. Cadmus'
J. Baker and Capts. Luther H. Rice, 1
Shores E. Clinard and Bernard L.
Another vessel of historical Interest
soon to'fce placed out of commission!
Is the U. S. S. St. Louis, which until'
recently served as flagship of the
United States naval detachment In
Turkish waters. The event will oc- ?
our March 3, 1922, at the Philadelphia'
navy yard. Named for the city ofi
St. Louis, the vessel, a protected
cruiser of /the flrst-class type, wns i
first commissioned on August 18, 1906,
at the League Island navy yard, with
Nathaniel E. Usher in command. Dur
ing the trial trips the vessel made a
speed of 22.5 knots. Ordinarily,
31 officers and 681 enlisted men
formed the. complement of this
cruiser, with a marine detachment
Before the war with Germany was
declared the St. Louis entered In her
log an account of war-llkA service in
frustrating a German plot and saving
from destruction -the wharves and
In February, 1817, the German gun
boat Gelr, interned at Honolulu,
started fire in her boilers. -Clearing
for action, the commander of the St.
Louis' lost no time in taking posses
sion of the gunboat and in extin
guishing the fires. - One section of the
boarding party sent to secure the
magazines found shrapnel fuses scat
tered about, ammunition hoists dis
mantled and flood cocks battered iato
uselessness, wkh sea valves closcd.
A Are of wood and oil-soaked waste
had been started under a dry boiler.
Finding it impossible to use water
in extinguishing the fire, the crew
of the St. Louis used lines from bow
to stern of the German gunboat and
warped her across to another pier,
where she was made accessible to the
chemical engines of the Are depart
ment, which, after an all-day and 1
night fight, extinguished the blaze !
without damage to other property. j
during two years of world war i
service the St. Louis steamed more j
than 120,000 miles, participating in?
eight outgoing convoys whic h accom- j
panied transports and cargo ships |
carrying thousands of troops and j
vast quantities of supplies. On June ?
37, 1917, she sailed from New York
as part of the convoy of the first de
tachment of the first expeditionary
forces to St. Nazaire, France. Sev
eral attacks an supposed submarines,
continual driLls at the guns and the
fueling of destroyer escort from oil
tankers in mid-ocean were features |
of that voyage. ;
Her sixth convoy trip began in j
August, when she left New York with ?
sixteen steamers. Twice during that!
trip the St. Louis went to the aid of
vessels in answer to messages th'at
they were being attacked by subma
rines. In 1918 she was converted into
a troop transport, with berths for
1,500 men. Six times she crossed the
Atlantic to bring back troops, and on }
July 2, 1919, two years to a day from i
the time she first visited foreign j
shores on war-time service, she left |
Brest with hotneward-bound pen- \
nant. her part in the world war fin
ished. During* the war the St. Louis
was commanded in succession by the
following officers: Capts. Martin E.
Trench, Waldo Evans, Amon Bronson,
jr., and Gatewood Sanders Lincoln.
President Commends Supply Service.
Col. Theodore Roosevelt, assistant
secretary of the Navy, will make the
principal address at the graduation
exercises of the Supply Corps School
of Application at the Naval Academy
on March 4. The first of a series of
lectures delivered before the school
was made last week by Paymaster:
General Potter upon the subject "Gen- I
eral Remarks in Regard to Supply." I
Commending the Navy's business ac
tivities. President Harding, in a re
cent address before the second meet
ing of the business organization of
the government, paid an unusual
tribute to the Navy. Lieut. Com
mander E. D. Stanley, aide for pur
chase in the office of the chief co
ordinator, general supply, bureau of
the budget, and Commander C. S.?
Mayo, Navy disbursing officer and
chairman of the federal traffic board,
bureau of the budget, had the honor
to receive the President's thanks by
name. In connection with the Navy's
methods of purchase, it is interesting
to also note another recent compli
ment paid the fuel division of the
Navy by a subcommittee of the
House committee on appropriations
during the hearings of representa
tives of the United States Shipping
Board. Mr. Powell, president of the
Emergency Fleet Corporation, and
Mr. Wood, chairman of the House
?subcommittee, both agreed that "the
Navy has made the best showing of
any activity before this committee."
Praliie Extended General Board.
Rear Admiral W. L. Rodgers, chair-^
man of the general board, has beerf*
commended by the Secretary of State
in a letter of appreciation, thanking
the admiral and the board for their
important work and co-operation with
the members of the American delega
tion during the conference for limi
tation of armament. The able and
exhaustive studies of thp board, wrote
Secretary Hughes, "were of great
value in the development of the
American plan, which was placed
before the conference by the Ameri
can delegation. The American plan,
which, slightly modified, was that on
which the final agreement was
reached, was based on the board's
formula that capital ships should be I
taken, as a measure of strength. On !
all subjects that'camo before us for1
deliberation we are indebted to you 5
and the general board for advice and !
assistance. Again I thank you and 1
? MARINE CORPS T
Due to economic reasons, primarily
the lack of quarters at most stations
for the families of enlisted men, the
word has gone out that in future no
married man will get by the recruit
2rs. nor will any benedict bo re
enlisted except in specific rases of
men on duty at certain staff offices,
those detailed on recruiting duty, or
others who have had long service
with the sea soldiers. Vaudevillians
who declare that the married man is
a better warrior because be is always
fighting will find no support 1n the
new order, which, it is stated, was
not issued as a reflection on the fight
ing merits of the men who have been
seriously wounded by Cupid's arrows.
WOMAN ASKS $25,000.
Alleging that without lier consent
her name had been used in connection
with printed matter of the Oriental
University and that she was humil
iated and chagrined by being sum
moned to the office of United States
Attorney Gordon to explain her con
nection with the concern, against
which the postal authorities are pro
ceeding, Mrs. Murtie McMaster yester
day filed in the District Supreme Court
a suit to recover $25,000 damages from
the university and its president, Hel
muth P. Holler.
She has been subjected to great
mental suffering, the plaintiff asserts
through Attorney John Murphy.
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