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February 21, 2015

High School Students Give Checker Tables for Camp Cody

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 5:53 pm

Ten checker tables, each with two students in the manual training departments of the El Paso high school under the direction of superintendent W. A. Burk and shipped to Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico, for use of the soldiers there. This order came from the government and was the high school’s full quota of tables. They were made of pine, left in the natural finish and in the “knockdown” style. Four men may play checkers at each table. Another of the tables will be presented to the Khaki club in El Paso for soldier’s games. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Tuesday, April 9, 1918

February 16, 2015

Moving Camp Cody’s Orthopedic Casual Detachment

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 5:12 pm

The work of moving the orthopedic casual detachment from section five of Camp Cody to the old base hospital buildings on West Pine street, has been started, the former occupants of the building have moved to the new base Field Hospital 135 and also will occupy the buildings with the casual detachment, the men of the casual detachment being quartered and rationed with the field hospital men. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Sunday, May 9, 1918

February 7, 2015

Camp Cody Chaplain Forgoes Delights of Hike to Assist Red Cross

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 6:06 pm

In order to aid in the Red Cross campaign, Major Ezra C. Clemans, chaplain of the 136th infantry, did not accompany his regiment when it left Camp Cody on the 68th brigade hike and maneuvers Friday morning. Instead of doing so,  the “Padre” completed his arrangement for making a trip to Minnesota, on leave, to aid in the Red Cross drive for funds in that state.

Major Clemans, through long years of association with the national guard and his distinguished reputation as a divine in civil circles, occupies a most unique position in his home state and doubtless will be able to do great good in the campaign.

Just what part the major will take in the campaign was not made known here prior to his departure, but it is certain that if anyone needs convincing about the marvelously good work being done by the Red Cross and its representatives, at home and abroad, no more forceful testimonial could be gotten that can be given by the major. In his official capacity as a chaplain, constantly in touch with the hospitals, as well as with the rank and file of the soldiers in the camp, he has had unusual opportunity to observe this work in progress. The major hopes to add substantially to the funds that otherwise would be raised by Minnesota. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Sunday, May 9, 1918

February 1, 2015

Captain Williams Dies On the Way to Army Hospital

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Michael Kromeke @ 8:30 pm

The news has been received here of the death of Captain David Williams, of battery B, 125th field artillery (Third Minnesota infantry). He had been sick at Camp Cody in the hospital with pneumonia and was being taken to Hot Springs, Arkansas, but is reported as having died at Amarillo, Texas, on the way. The body will probably be shipped to his home in Hibbing, Minnesota for burial. For years he was probation officer there. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, April 26, 1918

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