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July 30, 2016

Division Exchange Theater Will Open doors on Wednesday

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:41 pm

The opening of the new Division, Exchange theater will open its doors formally to the public next Wednesday evening with a performance of the Camp Cody Minstrel troupe, which made such a bit while playing at the Broadway theater. It is believed that the minstrel troupe will play to a capacity house.

Starting with the following week a regular schedule of entertainments will begin to be continued during the time the division is here. There will be at least two dances each week, two massed band concerts and either a theatrical or moving picture program. The dates of the dances and band concerts have not been announced, but the movie or theatrical performance will be held on Wednesday nights.

The dances will be for the enlisted men and all are invited to attend. Unless it becomes apparent that the patronage will be to heavy for all enlisted men to be asked, these dances will be open to any enlisted man in the camp. However, should the patronage prove too heavy the dances will be run by sections. The space between the stage and the benches in the stadium is being prepared for the dancing floor. It will be oiled heavily to prevent the boards warping. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, April 13, 1918

July 23, 2016

Camp Cody Division Boys Ready For Fray

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:57 pm

“We’re ready for the fray.” declared Lieut. Carrig. 134th infantry, in discussing with The Herald correspondent today the possible outcome of the game to be played on Sunday afternoon between the Cubs and the picked team representing the 34th division. Lieut. Carrig, who has been coaching the soldier team, won letters in both football and baseball at college. He will probably appear in the lineup on Sunday.

“The team has made rapid progress and strides during the pass week” stated Lieut. Carrig. We all feel confident that the game will be hotly contested from beginning to end”. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, April 6, 1918

July 16, 2016

Director Ashmore to Introduce Soccer for Camp Cody Athletes

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:23 pm

J. N. Ashmore, division athletic director, said here yesterday that soccer football, which is not well understood in many places in the United States, will be introduced at Camp Cody by means of securing two picked teams of players who are familiar with the game, and giving exhibitions. In this manner, the promoters of Soccer in the various regimental organizations can have the doubtful points explained to them on the field at the conclusion of the games. As soon as a sufficient number of teams can be secured a soccer tournament will be started. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, January 7, 1918

July 9, 2016

All Aliens Who Desire May Become Naturalized

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:24 pm

A United States government naturalization examiner is now stationed in Camp Cody, for the purpose of examining all men in the military service who desire to become American citizens, and to assist them in  making their applications. No other duty will be allowed to interfere with a man’s appearing when summoned. The presence of two officers or non-commissioned officers acquainted with each man’s character and qualifications for citizenship will be required in order to witness his application. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, December 4, 1918

July 3, 2016

Troops to Leave Camp Cody at Rate of 500 a Day

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 6:48 pm

Richard Warren, general freight and passenger agent of the consolidated railways, and Garnett King, general passenger agent of the E.P. & S.W., are in Deming, New Mexico, this week supervising the transportation of the troops being demobilized at Camp Cody. Six hundred discharged soldiers were expected to leave the camp Wednesday. About 500 will be discharged and leave the camp daily, it was reported. Nearly all are from Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa and Minnesota. According to Hartwell McGregor, of the consolidated ticket office, the special rate of two thirds regular fare to discharged soldiers, which went into effect November 30, will be available to these soldiers, to the point of their enlistment. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, December 4, 1918


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