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January 29, 2012

Buffalo Bill’s Grandson a Soldier At Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 3:54 pm

Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico – Military men are remarking on the appropriateness of a season of training here of sergeant Cody Boal, company E, 134th infantry (Fifth Nebraska), from North Platte, who is a grandson of the late, William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) whose widow makes her home in that city. Sergeant Boal, as a boy, often traveled with the old scout’s wild west show, and at home sometimes masqueraded as his grandfather.

Captain V. R. Halligan, commanding company E, who knew Buffalo Bill intimately when a boy, has returned from Washington in charge of the army insurance section in this division. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – November 5, 1917

January 21, 2012

Camp Cody Officer Talks To Council About Alleged Undesirable in the City.

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 4:42 pm

Major S. J. Sutherland, acting chief of staff of the 34th division of the army at Camp Cody, asked the cooperation of the city council Wednesday night in ridding city and camp neighborhood of undesirable women.  The subject received a thorough discussion. Mayor Morris Nordhaus has authorized the employment of detectives from nearby cities and town who know such women coming here. Jail sentence or heavy fines will be imposed, it was declared, upon violators of the city laws.

Depends on Moral Conditions

Major Sutherland said that the army camp may be occupied longer than at first planned and that much depends on moral conditions here. He said that disease is increasing among the soldiers. The council is in earnest in the movement to rid the city of conditions alleged to exist. District attorney J. S. Vaught and sheriff William Simpson have conferred with division officers.

Paving several streets in the business center was discussed. The city engineer was directed to secure prices for batholithic and concrete pavements. A report on oiling the streets was received, giving estimates of cost, but the paving proposition is strongly favored, especially by the mayor, it was said. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, October 11, 1917

January 16, 2012

9,000 Drafted Go To Deming – Carpenters Wanted

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 6:32 pm

9,000 Drafted Go To Deming

Des Moines, Iowa, to send men to fill up Camp Cody Units. Nine thousand national army men assigned to Camp Dodge, Des Moines, Iowa cantonment will be transferred to the 34th Division at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico, to bring up to war strength the national guard units from Minnesota and North Dakota, it was announced today. The number will be allotted approximately as follows: From Iowa, 4223, Minnesota, 3700 and North Dakota , 1300. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, October 5, 1917

Carpenters Wanted

Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico; 75 cents per hour, time and half for overtime, working 10 hours per day , net $8.25; sleeping quarters 30 cents per day, meals 30 cents each, transportation paid; procure receipt. Apply Employment Agency. Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, September 6 , 1917

January 14, 2012

El Paso Handles Camp Cody Phones

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 5:14 pm

At Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico, there is a two position switchboard in service with 127 telephones requiring four operators to give service. This camp is a city in itself and the telephone system has been built and is being operated as in any city for commercial use. It had to be built and installed quickly. Lots of material and labor were required. In the work at Camp Cody they used about 1,800,000 feet of copper wire in lead cables, about 46 miles of iron wire and five miles of pole line. While Camp Cody is operated under the Mountain States system, it is handled from El Paso. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, January 26, 1918

January 6, 2012

Central, New Mexico is Latest Place Made Out of Bounds

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 8:08 pm

Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico – Several places in New Mexico have been placed under the ban of “out of bounds” for soldiers of the 34th division. Now comes Central, New Mexico, which is declared “out of bounds” for all enlisted men of this camp. No passes will be granted by any officer of the command to any enlisted men to go to Central or to its immediate vicinity. Any enlisted man found in or near Central, or who is know to have been there in violation of this order, will be brought to trial. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, May 27, 1918

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