Some 500 Aspiring Candidates for Commissions Are in Attendance
The fourth officers’ training school opened in Camp Cody yesterday morning with about 500 aspiring candidates for commissions, drawn from the organizations stationed here, in attendance. After being received at the school by Lieutenant Colonel George W. Ball, the commanding officer, and Captain Walter A. Meyers, the adjutant, the students were divided into the training organizations in which they will drill through the strenuous weeks which must elapse between now and their graduation.
The work of “getting ready to start” occupied most of yesterday and the real work of the school will not begin until today. The students, while assembled, were given a short talk by Colonel Ball on the course and the value of concentration upon their studies.
Not only the student officers, but the instructors as well are as fine a body of men as could be found anywhere, Colonel Ball and his officers have a right to fell proud of the personnel gathered under their command for the duration of the course of instruction. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, May 16, 1918
F. J. Halsey has arrived here and is now chief clerk in the office of the division adjutant, Major H. M. Nelly, taking the place made vacant by the transfer of W. U. Houser, who left on Monday for his new post at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Mr. Halsey came from El Paso. He had been chief clerk in the 15th cavalry division until it was disbanded on May 12 last. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, July 3, 1918
The two new buildings to be built in Camp Cody are each to be 80 by 40 foot frame structures, one in the section of the camp where the engineers, sanitary and ammunition trains were quartered, and the other for the accommodation of one of the infantry brigades.
The “aviation” style of building has been adopted for these halls. The plans for these buildings have been approved, are in the hands of the committee, consisting of J. A. Mahoney and J. T. Kealy, of Deming, and Mr. Fox said work would probably be commenced on them within a week. These will make three Knights of Columbus buildings in Camp Cody. The general secretary is Leroy F. Murphy. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, November 11, 1918
Camp Cody – Deming, NM – Panel 5 of 6
The death at Camp Cody of one soldier and two civilian employes is reported. Owing to very careful medical safeguards and rigid quarantine few fatalities are expected. New Cases are not very numerous. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, October 14, 1918
Lt. Col. John Reddy, New Division Surgeon at Camp Cody
Lieut. Col. John J. Reddy, of the army medical school and division officers’ war college, Washington, is now division surgeon, acting camp surgeon and chief sanitary officer. Lieut. Col. John J. Reddy was with General Pershing in Mexico and wears a Philippine service badge. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, October 14, 1918
Cases of Spanish influenza are few in Camp Cody and no patient is considered even dangerous today. Strictest measures are being enforced to stamp it out entirely and with all speed. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, October 9, 1918
Farewell Celebration Given 622d Signal Corps
The Y.M.C.A joined the Knights of Columbus in a fitting farewell celebration in the Knights of Columbus hall yesterday afternoon in honor of the 622d field signal corps, Major Wm. Crook commanding. Chaplain Father Dunlop was master of ceremonies. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, December 5, 1918
Detachment From Camp Cody is sent to Guard Munitions
A detachment of 290 men left Camp Cody last night bound for Fort Wingate, New Mexico, to guard munitions being sent there from the east. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, December 5, 1918
Mr Sherman, engineer, from the engineering branch, construction division, quartermaster department, has just been here looking over plans for the sewer system for Camp Cody.
The system includes a 1,500,00 gallon septic tank on the bank of the Mimbres river at the north end of First street, northeast of the camp. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, May 31, 1918
W. D. Ballantine, traveling account of the construction division of the quartermaster’s corps, from Washington, D. C., left here Saturday, after inspecting the accounting department of the construction quartermaster here. It was said that Mr. Ballantine expects to be back in Washington next week. It is thought that his return may speed up construction work here in Deming, which is now almost at a standstill because no orders and plans ans specifications have come fro further work. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, April 29, 1918
Camp Cody – Deming, NM – Panel 4 of 6
Brig. General James R. Lindsay, commander of Camp Cody has been advised that all suitable enlisted men eligible for discharge who express a desire to remain in service permanently will be permitted to select the branch of service in which they desire to serve and will be assigned or attached in their present grades to the nearest appropriate unit of the eighth to 20th divisions, or to the nearest appropriate unit of the regular army in the United States not in said divisions, until such time as their reenlistment has been authorized by congress, provided that in case of men desiring to remain in the cavalry, their names shall be reported to the commanding general, southern department for assignment. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, December 13, 1918
Detachment of 109th Regiment Marching Over From Camp Cody
Advices received from the head quarters of the detached battalion of the 109th engineers, on the march from Camp Cody, Deming, to Camp Courchesne, just northwest of El Paso, on the Rio Grande, said that the detachment marched 12 miles Monday, 19 miles Tuesday, 14 miles on Wednesday, Saturday night camp will be made at the Montoya bridge and Sunday morning the short march to Camp Courchesne will be made, and there the battalion will go into permanent camp for one week, after which the return march to Camp Cody will start.
Battalion is coming for engineer training on the river. The detachment consist of one company of the first and two companies of the second battalion and portions of the headquarters company and medical detachment, all of the 109th engineers, and most of the 109th engineer train of the 34th division. Lieut. Col. P. F. Walker, 109th engineers, is in command. The detachment consists of 575 officers and men. The train comprises 32 vehicles. The total number of horses and mules is 161. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, March 29, 1918
Eight bootleggers were sentenced today by federal judge Colin Neblett from to to 12 months, with a promise of even more severe sentences if convicted a second time. All eight were charged with smuggling intoxicants within the forbidden zone at Camp Cody. Judge Neblett was severe in denouncing those who it was shown, had sold “White Mule,” or denatured alcohol. “Any man who would sell such vile poison to one of Uncle Sam’s boys in khaki is a greater enemy to the nation than the German in the Belgian trenches,” he declared.
Judge Neblett instructed the United States attorney to gather the necessary evidence to bring to court the druggists who may have aided the bootleggers in procuring the liquor and said the court would not leave anything undone to stamp out bootlegging around encampments in New Mexico. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, January 26, 1918