Colonel Erie D. Luce, commander of the 135th infantry, returned Monday to Camp Cody from Fort Sam Houston, where he had been attending school. Upon his arrival he was designated by division headquarters as commander of the Sixty-eight infantry brigade.
It is not presumed here that Colonel Luce will continue to hold the command of the brigade indefinitely, as it is believed that the successor of General F. H. Resche will be appointed by the general staff in Washington, D. C.
General Resche left here Tuesday morning with Mrs. Resche for California to spend a few weeks. He then will return Duluth, Minnesota to resume his position as probation officer of St. Louis county. He also plans to join the home guard, plant a was garden and otherwise display his spirit of Americanism. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, April 10, 1918
First Minnesota Infantry Commander Temporarily Brigade Chief
Three of the infantry colonels of the 34th division who went to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, about three months ago for a course of instruction are back with their regiments. They are Colonel E. D. Luce, of the 135th infantry (First Minnesota infantry); Colonel W. T. Mollison, of the 136th (Second Minnesota infantry), and Colonel John E. Bartley, of the 133rd (First Iowa infantry).
Colonel Luce at once took temporary command of the 68th infantry brigade, which includes the 135th and 136th regiments and the 127th machine gun battalion. This command devolved upon Colonel Luce, owing to the vacancy left by the honorable discharge of Brigadier General F. E. Resche and pending the naming of another brigadier general to that command. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Tuesday, April 9, 1918
For the first time in eight months Camp Cody will, on Saturday, be thrown open to the public. This will permit the people of Deming and adjacent towns to attend the ball game between the famous Chicago Cubs and Santa Rita. The same privilege will be extended on Sunday when the picked team of the 34th division will play the Cubs. Assurances to this effect were given by General A. P. Blockson, division commander today. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, April 5, 1918
Major A. M. Milton, officer in charge of the bakery companies, and schools for mess sergeants, bakers and cooks, in the southern department, has left here following his monthly inspection in which he found everything here in fine shape. He went from here to Columbus, New Mexico, and to Douglas, Arizona, where portions of bakery companies are stationed.
The schools here which have been conducted under command of Captain Oursler, have been temporary in nature, intended only to instruct mess sergeants, cooks and bakers for the 34th division. It is rumored, however, that permanent schools may be established here. No confirmation is obtainable.
The school which has been in progress for some time is about to close. Examination papers are in hand as a result about 1,000 cooks, bakers and mess sergeants will be turned out as finished products within the next few days. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Tuesday, May 21, 1918