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February 22, 2014

Library Association Places Magazines and Books in Army Camps

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 4:15 pm

The American Library Association is rapidly placing books and magazines in Camp Cody for recreational and instructional reading. Five thousand books are now in circulation, and some 3,000 magazines have been distributed. Any man in camp may borrow for a week any book by calling where books are deposited and leaving his name, company and regiment. Books will be found in the following places: All Y. M. C. A. buildings, Knights of Columbus building, base hospital, new base hospital, Remount Station headquarters, 136th Infantry library, 127th Filed artillery, adjutant’s office, 109th Engineers, chaplain; Truck Company No. 350, headquarters; also in Deming at the public library, 107 Pine Street, where the camp librarian has temporary quarters awaiting the construction of a central library building near Camp Cody post office. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, November 22, 1917

Camp Cody Library

Camp Cody Library

February 16, 2014

Knutson Praises Camp Cody at Deming

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: , — Michael Kromeke @ 5:07 am

Minnesota Congressman Thinks Troops at Camp Cody Will Compare With Best

“Everything considered, I think Camp Cody is a wonderful camp,” said Congressman Harold Knutson of Minnesota. Who started tonight for his home at St. Cloud, Minnesota. “I have visited a number of the camps of the country to see what is being done with the money which the troops at Camp Cody can compare favorably with the best of them. There is a fine spirit among the men and the officers are very democratic and hospitable. I am especially pleased with steps which have been taken to surround the soldiers with wholesome influences. Nothing has impressed me more than that. In no camp that I visited have such complete arrangements been made to entertain the boys. I thoroughly enjoyed my ride to Tyrone, Silver City, Santa Rita and Fort Bayard. The country was a revelation to me. I expected to return to this state in the not distant future and secure a ranch here. It has a great future and if a cheap power can be secured for irrigating it will develop rapidly as an agricultural state.”

While in Deming Congressman Knutson was the quest of Brigadier General F. H. Resch, Colonel E. D. Luce and other officers of the Minnesota regiments. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, November 22, 1917

February 9, 2014

Camp Cody Stadium Opens Saturday.

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

The opening of the big stadium Saturday at 2:30 pm promises to be one of the biggest events yet held at  camp. Major H. M. Nelly, division adjutant, announced tonight that the complete program will be ready tomorrow. In addition to the athletic sports there will be a concert by the combined bands of Camp Cody. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, November 8, 1917

Opening Of The Stadium At Camp Cody

Opening Of The Stadium At Camp Cody

February 2, 2014

Farewell Dinner at Camp Cody for Major Miller

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 7:28 pm

A farewell dinner is being given here tonight to Major Charles H. Miller, constructing quartermaster, by the government and civilian contractors. Major Miller starts tomorrow for Washington for temporary duty in that city. His work here is finished and his departure has been made occasion of much praise for his record in building the large camp. He has made many friend in all the departments of Camp Cody and among the residents of Deming.- El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, November 8, 1917

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