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January 24, 2015

Captain Cassidy Invited to Join General Staff

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 4:32 pm

Morale Officer At Camp Cody is Asked to Take Assignment At Washington

Captain M. E. Cassidy, assistant camp adjutant and camp morale officer, has been tendered a post at Washington as assistant in the allied relations section, external relations branch, purchase, storage and traffic division, general staff.

An inspector from the war department this week expressed the opinion that Camp Cody stood at the head in morale of the southern department camps, due to the cooperation of the commanding general and all organization commanders with the officer in charge of this branch of the service.

Before entering the army Captain Cassidy was allied with the great mining interest at Bisbee, Arizona, and is one of the originators of the term “100 percent Americanism.” He is well known throughout the whole southwest. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, December 20, 1918

January 10, 2015

Camp Cody Will Soon Have Great Cooling System

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 5:16 pm

Washington Instructs Major Simond That $40,000 Will Be Expended On Plant.

A refrigerating plant, which will cost in the neighborhood of $40,000, has been authorized for Camp Cody, according to telegraphic instructions received by Major Frederick Pl Simond from Washington, D. C. It will be in the warehouse section of the camp, on its eastern side. The location for the building has been selected tentatively, but so far no plans or specifications have arrived. It therefore is not know how large a portion of the appropriation will be expended for refrigerating machinery and how much for building itself.

Forty thousand dollars, however, will install a large plant which will furnish Camp Cody with ample facilities for refrigerating meat, fruits and vegetable in sufficient quantities to supply the men of Camp Cody for several days. The refrigerating plant will be a necessity during the summer season. The only other new work started during the week, which now is well underway, were two stables at the remount depot. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Sunday, May 12, 1918

1918 Deming Ice and Electric Plant

1918 Deming Ice and Electric Plant

January 3, 2015

Camp Cody Will Have Adequate Sewer System

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 5:06 pm

Camp Cody is to have a complete sewer system, according to word received from Washington by Major Frederic P. Simond, constructing quartermaster. Details of the new system will not be known, however, until the arrival of the first on next week from Washington of the engineer who will supervise the work. He has the plans with him. The work will be done by the J. W. Thompson Construction company, which created the original building at the camp and is doing all construction work now under way.

The base hospital already has a sewer system, but it is the only part of the camp thus provided for. Most of the 32 cantonments in the United States already have the complete sewer system installed, and there have been rumors for a long time that Camp Cody was soon to fall in line. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, May 29, 1918

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