Brigadier General Augustus Pl Blocksom, commander of Camp Cody, who has received telegraphic notification of his return to regular army as commander of the department of Hawaii, does not know when he is to leave nor will he until the actual printed order reaches him, which probably will be today. He has had no inkling of who his successor as camp commander will be, he said when interviewed.
Though General Blocksom may be ignorant on this point, there are hundreds of privates and non-commissioned officers in the camp who can enlighten him. In different parts of the camp the boys are playing different favorites. The most persistent report is that Major General Leonard Wood is coming, one sergeant major even went so far as to call up division headquarters and ask for confirmation of the report that General Wood had arrived in camp all set and ready for business.
But there are others: Take, for instance the report that General Tasker H. Bliss is coming. Of course he is only a full general and several divisions would be his command under ordinary conditions, but he is coming, according to rumor. Then there is General Hugh L. Scott, and several others. It seems to be a case of the wish being father of the thought.
There are countless rumors in the Sixty-fifth infantry brigade as to who the successor of General Resche is to be. This also is unknown at the present time. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, April 24, 1918