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October 29, 2013

Will Stop Soldiers Rides Out of Camp Cody After Booze

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 2:05 am

Orders to permit not soldier outside of a three mile limit from Camp Cody issued from division headquarters, will, it is believed, removed cause for complaints that men have been making trips to Silver City to buy intoxicating beverages. Public service cars will be notified by Deming authorities that if they carry soldiers outside the limit without passes their licenses will be revoked.

For the purpose of securing the deposition of Major C. H. Miller, quartermaster constructor at Camp Cody, in a case involving land in eastern Arkansas, J. A. Tellier, assistant to the attorney general of the United States, has arrived in Deming.

The water system in Camp Cody, comprising about 100,000 lineal feet of pipe, is nearly finished. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, September 15, 1917

October 19, 2013

Wild Bullet Hits Woman In Back Near Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 4:13 pm

Mrs. Mollie Metcalf, residing in the cabin of Mrs. Agnes Williams, about two and a half miles north of town, was brought to a hospital here shot in the back by what appeared to the military police to be a spent bullet. The wound was said to be a superficial one. Soldiers on outpost duty said the bullet must have passed almost over their camp fire and struck the cabin, about 250 yards distant from the post. Mrs. Williams took the news of her friend’s injury to the outpost. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, December 29, 1917

October 16, 2013

Unit 4 of YMCA at Camp Cody Open

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 4:19 am

Fifth and Sixth Regiments Send 700 Men; Omaha Women Send Pictures

The opening of unit 4 of the YMCA in charge of chaplain Cobbey, of the Fifth Nebraska infantry, was an auspicious event. The program was a varied one, including several musical numbers by a quartet and the Fifth regimental band. About 700 men attended. Moving pictures will be shown three times a week and there will be a “stunt” night once a week.

Omaha Women Send Pictures.

Several pictures of classical subjects, each one a work of art, were collected and forwarded by the Omaha branch of the league for patriotic service. They were received by unit 4 of the Camp Cody YMCA and now decorated the walls of the building.

The “live wire four” of unit 4 for the Fifth and Sixth Nebraska regimens are L. R. Smith, building secretary; C. N. Swihart, religious secretary; C. L. Blackburn, athletic director, and Stanley High, office secretary. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, September 28, 1917

October 5, 2013

Two Privates Die at Camp Cody Base Hospital

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 3:56 pm

Private Earl E. Penny, headquarters company, 136th infantry, died this morning at the base hospital of pneumonia. His home was at Rockville, Minnesota, and his body will be shipped there for burial.

Private Fritz E. Kurzer, headquarters company, 134th infantry, died this afternoon at the base hospital. The cause of his death was not stated, but his father was present when the end came. The body will be taken to his former home at Harlem, Nebraska, for internment.

Major G. L. Laffer, division intelligence officer, returned to Camp Cody today from Washington, where he dad been for several weeks on temporary duty. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, November 29, 1917

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