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SSL I I I pvC'S)'-' F Mil- K( 1 J I !’j I ?|irS V vL< V t !i \ f 1 JIJ“T i hH | ' Page 2 Breezy Bits Os News About The Soldier Boys SWEEPING PROMOTIONS IN 28THDIVISI ON (Continued from page one.) 108th Machine Gun Battalion. Second Lieutenant John B. Bailor, 107th Field Artillery. Second Lieutenant William V. Riche lieu, 107th Field Artillery. Second Lieutenant Hendrick M. Search. 107th Field Artillery. Second Lieutenant John J. Nolan, 107th Field Artillery. Second Lieutenant Adalbert R. Robert son, 107th Field Artillery. Second Lieutenant Logan Cunniingham, 107th Field Artillery. Second Lieutenant Henry H. Dean, 109th Field Artillery. Second Lieutenant William J. Spry, 109th Field Artillery. Second Lieutenant William R. Mahoney, 10®th Field Artillery. Second Lieutenant Benjamin F. Colmer, 109th Field Artillery. Second Lieutenant Clarence E. Robin son, 109th Field Artillery. Second Lieutenan tßruce M. Espy, 109th Field Artillery. Second Lieutenant Alvin C. Culp, 109th Field Artillery. To Be Second Lieutenants, Machine Gun Battalions. Regimental Supply Sergeant James K. K. Huebner, attached Headquarters 107th Machine Gun Battalion, 107th Machine Gun Battalion. First Sergeant Robert G. McNeal, Co. B, 109th Machine Gun Battalion, 107th Machine Gun Battalion. First Sergeant Joseph H. Mack, attach ed lleadquarters 107th Machine Gun Bat talion, 107th Machine Gun Battalion. Sergeant Oram Ritchey, Co. A, 109th Machine Gun Battalion, 107th Machine Gun Battalion. Sergeant George H. Ormrod, Co. G, 108th Machine Gun Battalion, 107th Ma chine Gun Battalion. Sergeant Herbert B. Frederick, Co. C, 108th Machine Gun Battalion, 108th Ma chine Gun Battalion. Sergeant - William F. Turner, Co. D, 107th Machine Gun Battalion, 108th Ma chine Gun Battalion. Corporal Frank 11. Reinoehl, Co. D, 107th Machine Gun Battalion. 109th Ma chine Gun Battalion. Corporal Samuel I). Frederick, Co. C, 108th Machine Gun Battalion, 109th Ma chine Gun Battalion. Sergeant Charles G. Cruse, Co. A, 108th Machine Gun Battalion, 108th Machine Gun Battalion. To Be Second Lieutenants, 109th Infantry. First Sergeant John Schmidt, Co. H, 109th Infantry. Sergeant Joseh S. 'Whittington. Co. C, 109th Infantry. Sergeant James T. Spence, Co. I, 109th Infantry. First Sergeant Edward B. Go ward, Co. M, 109th Infantry. Sergeant. William Bateman, Co. L, 109th Infantry. Sergeant John W. Klines, Machine Gun Company, 109th Infantry. First Sergeant George N. Kemp, Com pany G, 109th Infantry. First Sergeant Carl N. Lindsay, at tached Co. F, 109th Infantry. Sergeant James F. Harran, Co. C, 109th Infantry Regimental Sergeant Major George F. Evans, attached Headquarters Co. 109th Infantry. Corporal Hubert W. Dutton, Co. G, 109th Infantry. Regimental Supply Sergeant Leo W. Adams, attached Wagon Co. No. 1, 103rd Ambulance Train. Sergeant George Stroup, Co. D, 109th Infantry. To Be Second Lietuenants, 110th Infantry. First Sergeant John J. Kennedy, Co. E, 110th Infantry. Battalion Sergeant Major Raiford P. Burman, Headquarters Company, 110th Infantry. Supply Sergeant Wood yard M. Taylor, Supply Company, 110th Infantry. Battalion Sergeant Major Eric D. Hoard, attached Headquarters Company, 110th Infantry. Serguant Edward Little, attached Headquarters Company, 110th Infantry. Sergeant George L. Road, attached Headquarters Company, 110th Infantry. Sergeant Jacob Feldman, attached Co. L, 110th Infan :ry. First Sergeant Frederick G. Henzler, attached Machine Gun Company, noth Infantry. Sergeant Henry E. 'Whittaker, attached Co. M, 110th Infantry. Sergeant Samuel Hazelhurst, attached Co. H, 110th Infantry. Sergeant Clarence Laird, attached Co. H, 110th Infantry. Sergeant Alvin E. Jones, attached Headquarters Company, 110th Infantry. Sergeant Robert J. Bonner, attached Co. B, 110th Infantry. To Be Second Lieutenants, 111th Infan try. Sergeant Frederick C. Martsolf, Co. K, 111th Infantry. Sergeant . Sylvester Wenger, Co. K, 111th Infantry. Sergeant Donald R. White, Co. A, 111th Infantry. Battalion ' Sergeant Major Joseph H. Reese, attached Headquarters Company, 111th Infantry. Sergeant Howard Neidlinger, Head quarters Company, 111th Infantry. Sergeant Anthony Wausnok, Headquar ters Compatiy, 111th Infantry. Regimental Sergeant Major Rufus M. Miller, attached Headquarters, 103rd Ammunition Train. To Be Second Lieutenants, 112th Infan try. Sergeant James H. Holmes, Co. B, 112th Infantry. Corporal Camden Cobern, Co. B, 112th Infantry. First Sergeant Cassius L. Sears, Co. A. 112th Infantry. Battalion Sergeant Major Howard C. Dickey, Headquarters Company, 112th In fantry. x Sergeant Herman S. Marshall, Co. B, 112th Infantry. Sergeant William F. Cutting, Co. C, 112th Infantry. Sergeant Cyrus G. Whitehill, Co. D, 112th Infantry. Sergeant Frank M. Fleming, Co. F, 112th Infantry. Sergeant Marie E. Coover, Co. G, 112th Infantry. TRENCH AND CAMP Sergeant Godfrey D. Smith, Troop A, Ist. Pennsylvania Cavalry. Sergeant Carl R. Freehafer, Troop B, First Pennsylvania Cavalry. Sergeant William F. Reynolds, Troop L, First Pennsylvania Cavalry. To Be Second Lieutenants, 103rd Engi neers. Master Engineer Junior Grade Charles W. Bauman, 103rd Engineers. First Sergeant James W. Galloway, Co. B. 103rd Engineers. Mess Sergeant Harold S. Hayden, Co. B, 103rd Engineers. Sergeant First Class Russell S. Hum mel!, Co. E, 103rd Engineers. Corporal Harry C. Hill, Co. A, 103rd Engineers. Sergeant First Class George M. Mac Donald, 103rd Engineers, Co. C. To Be Second Lieutenants, 103rd Ammu. nition Train. Regimental Supply Sergeant Russel M. Unger, Truck Co. No. 1, 103rd Ammum tion Train. Battalion Sergeant Major John R. lost. Headquarters 103rd Ammunition Train. Sergeant Herbert Wilson, Caisson Co. No. 1. 103rd Ammunition Train. Battalion Sergeant Major Hugh K. Rea, Headquarters, Second Battalion, 103r<i Ammunition Train. Sergeant First Class Clinton A. Schae fer, 103rd Ammunition Train. To Be Second Lieutenants, 107th Field Artillery. Sergeant Arthur W. Lewis .Battery A, 107th Field Artillery. Sergeant Fred W. Greene, Battery A, 107th Field Artillery. Sergeant Allen S. Dayton, Battery C, 107th Field Artillery. To Be Second Lieutenants, 109th Field Artillery. Regimental Sergeant Major Charles Mi ner, Headquarters Company, 109th Field Artillery. First Sergeant Edgar M. Cortright, Headquarters Company, 109th Field Ar tillery. Battalion Sergeant Major Archibald D. Hutchinson, Headquarters Company, 109th Field Arlillery. Battalion Sergeant Major John Hanni gan. Headquarters Company, 109th Field Artillery. Sergeant William J. Raeder, Battery E, 109th Field Artillery. First Sergeant Martin J. Lynn, Battery B, 109th Field Artillery. First Sergeant Frederick W. Kerst, Battery A, 109th Field Artillery. Sergeant Lee Turner, Battery F, 109th Field Artillery. Sergeant First Class John IT. Kerr. Sanitary Tetachment, 109th Field Ar tillery. Sergeant Henry N. Schaub, Battery A, 109th Field Artillery. TALENfED~OFFiCER“S WIFE PLAYS CORNET WELL Mrs. Harry A. Hall, wife of Lieut. Hall, of Truck Company No. 4, is a cornetist of considerable ability and has been heard in public recently with great pleasure. Mrs. Hall played with the old 13th regiment band recently and was warmly applauded. Che and Lieut. Hall organized the Ladies’ Band of Allentown two years ago and the organization of forty pieces was often heard in street pageants and parades Mrs. Hall will return to Allentown soon to play in the annual concert of the band. She delights to play solos and her numbers with the band have been very acceptable. Officer Receives Heavy Sentence Second Lieutenant C. W. Ferguson has been sentenced to one year and one day at hard labor in Fort Leavenworth fed eral prison, following conviction at Camp Gordon by court-martial on charges "un becoming an officer and a gentleman,” it was announced at the camp Monday. Ferguson's home address was not. given. In addition to the prison sentence. Lieut. Ferguson will be striped of his rank and dismissed from the service. The sentence tlie first imposed upon an officer of Camp on ’ passed before a reviewing ° rn? er ar ! d win go effect immediately. I The trial of Ferguson following an in- 1 yestigation by military authorities into his manner of living, it was stated. Quarantine Lifted At Camp Jackson The quarantine on the base hospital at Camp Jackson, which became effective about one week ago, when an epidemic of spinal-meningitis appeared in the eamp. "’as listen Monday. Various companies ® m P m which there is still a pos under y q O uaran'thm SeS ° ut still Gen. Clement Will Speak At Lenwood Major General Charles M. Clement will address the Pennsylvania Womana’s club at the new Lenwood hotel Saturday nigh! at which time an entertainment will be given and the spacious ball room opened for the first time. BATTERY b enjoys eats. The first section riflemen of Battery A, 108th F. A., gave a party in their quarters on Saturday evening Several packages from home provided the ne cessary -eats,” String music was fur nished by some of the guests. Among those present was one of the ever popular Y. M. C. A. secretaries from Building No. 75. To use the pro vincial journalistic phrase, “a good time was had by all.” FRANCE NOT BLED WHITE. J. C. Derieux, a former South Car olina newspaperman, has been made publicity representative of the Army Yt M. C. A. forces in France, and is now in Paris. Mr. Derieux says in a letter that "France is not bled white by any means.” SAND SHOTS FROM 112TH REGIMENT Six Thousand Soldiers See Bayonet Drill “Over the Top,’’ General Clements’ Arrival Im presses Boys. Fully 6,000 soldiers, members of the 112th and 111th regiments, stood about the rim of the old reservoir in a drizzling rain on Thursday morning and saw "ovei the top” and how it is done. The exhi bition, staged under the direction of Cap tain Ryan of the British army, and with picked men from the battalions of each regiment comprising the four “waves” oi fighters was interesting in the extreme, arid even exposed to a chilling wind, min gled 'with a drizzle that found its way under heavy overcoats, the fellows didn’t mind standing there for more than an hour. It was such a spectacle as would debght every red-blooded American sol dier bov But even this interesting exhibition took second place to the impressive spec tacle staged hurriedly last Tuesday af ternoon when General Clement returnee to Camp Hancock and the entire division stood at attention as he passed in his machine. It was the first time since the boys came south that the whole aggre gation of strength has been "on parade" as it was that day, and the few specta. tors whose privilege it was to see the sight will not soon forget it. To the boys who participated it will ever be a mem ory. Artillery, cavalry, infantry, motor trucks —they were all there, and every man looked his best, in fighting trim and military to the last degree. Company D of the 112th had little trou ble in wresting Wednesday’s hard-fought football game from Compaany 1 of the 111th Infant } . champions of that regi ment. But there was one regrettable feature . In the third quarter Herbert Wolf of Harrisburg, one of the D com pany players, was injured about the head in one of the scrimmages. He was taken to the hospital in an unconscious con dition, but he has shown such improve ment that it is expected he will be back in the company long before this appears in print. There are nine happy lieutenants Ir the 112th now. A few days ago they were only non-coms, but now they are all second lieutenants. The list follows: William F. Cutting, formerly sergeant, Co. G; Howard C. Dickey, formerly bat talion sergeant major; Cassius L. Sears formerly first sergeant, Co. A; Ned A Holmes, formerly sergeant, Co. B; Cam den Cobern, formerly corporal, Co. B; Cyrus G. Whitehill, formerly sergeant, Co. D; Frank R. Fleming, formerly ser geant, Co. F; Herman O. Marshal, for merly sergeant, Co. B; Merle Coover, for merly sergeant. Co. G. Announcement that their commissions had been received as a result of their successfully passing the examinations of last October, was made late Thursday night, and the ma jority of the boys wore their lieutenants’ insignia and uniforms for the first time in the Friday' hike. Gordon F. Couch, the little fellow who handles morning reports over at Heae quarters, can teil you how he met Miss Lucille Duffey, one of Oil City’s prettiest girls, at the Augusta station at noon last Sunday and how. the next day, escorted by Chaplain Willis Hall, of the 112th and Color Sergeant Luse, Corporal couch and Miss Duffey walked into tne Augusta court house, only to emerge a few min utes later as "Mr. and Mrs. Couch.” It is not necessary to add that the wedding came as a surprise to even the soldier’s most intimate friends, and he feels hap pier tl lay than if bis commanding of fer hau told him that the war depart ment had made him a second lieutenant. There’s music in the air every night in front of regimental headquarters, and it adds another chapter of pleasure to the life of the soldier boy; it cheers him up if it has been a dull day; it puts bright thoughts into the letters that are being written home, and so the 112th is mighty thankful that it has two such splendid bands as it now possesses. Augusta photographers are reporting e noticeable drop in the sales of films and in the development of pictures since the division order went into effect and few cameras are in evidence in the regiment any more, the boys confining their photo graphic activities to tne city itself. The non-commissioned officers of the entire regiment were given an instruc tive talk on niilitaiy courtesy and du ties by Colonel Rickards and Lieutenant Gamble on Thursday morning, when the Y. M. C. A. building was crowded with corporals and sergeants. Captain Phelps is the man who can tell many a funny story of guardhouse life, perhaps because it has been his luck to serve double tricks as officer of the day and to find that Saturday night every now and then, finds him on that as signment. The other day. so tne captain says, one of the I-won’t-work prisoners went out on the field to "exercise,” un der the eye of a guard, armed with rifle and bayonet. The “work” became tire some and so the little fellow, thinkin-: he had the big guard in tow. exelaimei with all the confidence of a captain "Come on, orderly, let’s go home.” Sergeant S. J. Merook, Company E, private W. H. Bennett, Company D. Pri vate W. S. Gill, Company K, and Private Gibson. Co. D, all of the 112ih and mem bers of the division football team, enjoyed a trip to Columbia on Saturday to par ticipate in the game with the Camp Jackson team Princeton Men Will Meet Princeton men will remember the meet ing advertised for 7:30 o’clock Saturday night, December 15th, to be held at the Y. M. C. A. building No. 77, on the Wrightsboro road corner of the street leading up to the postoffice. A number of Princeton men have signified their intention of being present. Dec. 12, 1917. CAVALRY BAND PLAYS DELIGHTFUL PROGRAM Entertains Major Gen. Clement at Headquarters. Planning a Fine Christmas Celebration. The c!d One Hundred and First U. S. Cavalry Band, now temporarily attached to the One Hundred and Third Regiment of Engineers, rendered a fine concert in honor of General Clement, on his return to camp. The cavalry band acquitted themselves in fine style and on the com pletion of the following program, received the personal commendation of the gen eral: Regimental March —"Men of Harleck.” Overture— ‘ ‘M arth a. ’ ’ "Hungarian Fantasia.” Selection —"Blue Paradise.” Selection—" Faust.” Popular music. Although this well known musical or ganization has had a hard and strong road to travel, they continue the same cheerfulness and "pep” that makes them beloved by all with whom they come in contact, and, with true soldierly fortitude, refrain from any actions that would lead to discredit themselves or their command ing officers. Our best wishes go with the boys to their new field of endeavors and we trust they may have continued success and soon become permanently at tached. We are at all times glad to have the yellow hat cords visit Building No. 78 and after Eddie Calhoun’s harmony producers move they will leave a gap which will be a difficult, one to fill. With the co-opera tion of the band, especially have the re ligious services been made very interest ing, the boys one and all, always being ready and willing to dot heir share to make any undertaking a. success. The One Hundred and First Cavalry Headquarters Troop with whom the baud is attached, are planning a grand and glorious Christmas celebra’ion. They in tend having a Yuletide Tree in the mess hall with all the trimmings, presents, etc. Mess Sergeant Tony Biddle promises to more than fulfill his share of teh doings, so the boys are eagerly awaiting that wonderful morn. rollinFpills From 109th Field Artillery Medical Corps. It was lonesome in camp last, week, while the regiment was on the range. About the most lonesome was “Jean” the mascot. Os course "Scout” kept her com pany, but even he had to leave when the truck did as it was his post to ride on the seat with the driver. . • ? We thought we had no married men in the corps when we left home, but "Pop” Davis had to admit when they came to fill out the latest cards. In order that “Pop” would not lie lonesome, Sergt. Kerr “went and did it,” while he was home on a furlough. Talk about the Siamese twins. They have nothing on Doron and Reynolds. It sounds like a vaudeville team and some times they are as good as one. The Southern climate does not seem to affect "Bob” Stroh as it used to. He can’t sleep as much in the daytime. He seems to disappear at times, but so far we have not discovered where he goes. It may be that he now takes his nap un der the hood of Major Thompson’s ma chine. No excuse for anyone in the corps going without a shave or haircut. "Shavo” is there and he is good. Another name for him is “Muggsy.” What brand he smokes is a, mystery. "Speed” Danner has a strong leaning for limburger— a thing detested by "Breck.” but the tent always has that sweet aroma us a fresh pound. Kisor is the “Ladies Man” of the corps. Where he goes is beyond our knowledge, but lie takes enough pains in his prepara tion. Can anyone devise a new method of combing the hair? "Al” Tuck has parted his hair in the middle so long that it ac tually is growing that way. Henry and Elizabeth had some wide differences and couid not hit it together. Bui Hudock and Lape got busy and as a result they were patched up to a big ex tent and the Ford went to the range. We are commencing to think that Hat ten was a pie fitter at some time or an- t > ist er ' He 1S n ° W working with he dent- . good many roads lead from the ar tillery camp and all furnish pleasant scen ery for pleasure trips, but Potter is gen erally found going in the direction of the Poor Farm. Breckenridge claims - that about the most unpleasant job he has found is washing clothes. He claims he often won dered what women were for anvwav but now he knows that they are for wash ing clothes. Sergt. Maters was on the range and a box of goodies arrived for him— roast - < V >out the remembrance Lail has is how much the other fel low's enjoyed it.” Besides during his regular work and teaching the major’s horse to do "squads right,” “squads left," “halt” and ‘ forward inarch.” Grillo still has plenty ol time to write many letters that go somewhere in Wilkes-Barre. LUTHERAN MINISTER HERE. Rev. Howard It. Gold, field secretary of the National Lutheran Commission for Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Welfare, with head quarters in New York city, was in Camp Hancock on Monday, looking after the spiritual interests of the Lutheran men in camp.