Memories of Camp Cody Weblog

October 29, 2011

Barrels of Turkey Rot; Relatives’ Efforts Lost

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 2:42 pm

Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico – “Four barrels of putrid turkey, probably worth over $200, all gone to waste because kind hearted friends and relatives of soldiers did not stop to realize the difficulties of the present congestion of transportation.” said an officer today. “Yet that is exactly what I saw in one of the regiments the other day, and this in the face of the even terrible necessity for the conservation of food. Why will people not study conditions to see that their good intentions can be carried through to fruition. Besides, our folds at home need not worry; the army ration is ample for the boys if cooked properly, which it is except in rare cases.” – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday January 23, 1918

October 22, 2011

Ask Magazines Be Sent To New Draft Men at Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 3:20 pm

Deming, New Mexico – A. J. Fry, educational director of the Y.M.C.A. In Camp Cody, has taken up the  matter of getting together a large number of magazines for the select draft men in the casual camp who have just arrived. He has taken the matter up with the Deming Chamber of commerce and that body is rendering assistance. Any one having either old or new magazines can help along this cause by leaving them with Forbes Parkhill, secretary of the chamber of commerce. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, May 31, 1918

October 15, 2011

Camp Cody Promotions and Captains off to School

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 2:47 pm

Are First Lieutenants

Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico – The following second lieutenants have just received their promotions to first lieutenants and been assigned to duty in the 133rd infantry: Paul E. Crowther. Arthur H. Sanford, Jas. R. McConaghie, Jas. B. Rogers and Earl D. Jago. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, June 7, 1918

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More Artillery Captains Sent To School Of Fire

Camp Cody, Deming. New Mexico – Captains William A. Brown, 125th Field Artillery (Third Minnesota Infantry); Frank A. Warner, 126th Field Artillery (First Iowa Field Artillery) and Thomas K. Koerschoer, 127th Field Artillery (Fourth Nebraska Infantry), have been ordered to the Fort Sill, Oklahoma, school of fire for a course of instruction. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday January 23, 1918

October 9, 2011

Two Camp Cody stories from the 4th of July 1918

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 3:26 am

Two Baptist Ministers to Help Camp Cody

Reverend M. A. Jenkins, D. D., of Abilene, Texas, and Reverend John A. Held, D. D., of Stanford, Texas, have been sent here by the Baptist to help in the work with camp pastor Reverend J. H. Barton. They will be here for two months and their work will be centered in the Union Tabernacle on Pine street. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, July 4, 1918

Arabian Born Camp Cody Soldier is Happy That He’s U. S. Citizen

M. A. Kael, soldier in the 134th ambulance company of the 34th division at Camp Cody, New Mexico, who was born in Arabia, in the Holy Land and who has just received his full naturalization papers, writes The Herald that he is very happy that Uncle Sam is his guarding and hopes to see the red, white and blue wave over Berlin. He came to Huron, South Dakota, 11 years ago to visit his brother and went to school there. He has relatives near Damascus and other in the United States.  – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, July 4, 1918

October 2, 2011

Between Camp Cody and Deming All Local Calls Will Cost Extra Nickel

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 2:36 am

Deming, New Mexico – Formal notification was served on the city council Wednesday night by H. D. McVay, special representative of the Mountain States Telephone company, that the government rate of five cents for each telephone call between Deming and Camp Cody would become effective Thursday. This rate, he explained, was a local one, such as obtains between all local cities and army camps nearest them throughout the country, and was written by the government into the general contract with the Bell telephone system. A telegram from  Washington Wednesday ordered the rate applied at once.

Long Distance Same Price

Long distance calls between Camp Cody and El Paso, or other distant points, will be charged at the regular long distance rate tariff of the telephone company, the five cent charged being disregarded. There will be no free service between Camp Cody and Deming. The order of the war department is calculated to cut down the heavy traffic of phone messages, such as burdened the wires around El Paso last year. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, October 11, 1917

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