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November 20, 2017

Wants Drafted Camp Cody Men to have Sports Outfit

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 5:03 am

Chaplain Kline Gets Busy With Governors for Goods for Men Coming.

Lieutenant H. H. Kline, chaplain of the 125th machine gun battalion and who has been detailed as chaplain of the “casual” camp here where the 7048 select draft men from New Mexico, Arizona, Texas and Colorado are to be whipped into shape my Major S. B. Philpot, commander of the same battalion, is losing not time in preparing for true sport among those men.

Lieutenant Kline is a live wire Salvation Army chaplain, and he has sent out to the governors of the states above named a letter asking for the draft men. His letter said:

“These men will need baseball outfits, they being assigned to 28 companies. This of course includes balls, masks, bases, pads, gloves, bats, etc.”

“They come with no company or athletic funds. As the officer responsible for their recreational activities, as well as their spiritual and mental welfare, I ask you, as the leader of your state, to obtain and send to me all the equipment along this line that you can. Don’t send any money: send the equipment and I will see that it is put to proper use.” – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, May 22, 1918



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