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January 19, 2019

Camp Cody Soldiers Have Garbage Rules

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 5:27 pm

Coming Out of Mess at Camp Cody, They Drop Leavings In Cans

Hereafter when soldiers emerge from their mess halls they will find confronting them seven, different cans for the reception of any waste that may be in their mess kits.

In the first can they will put bread, next meats and fats, then come bones, then coffee grounds and such, next tin cans and lastly fruit pits and seeds, which plum, olive and date, the latter being used in the manufacture of carbon for gas masks.

All these are kept separate and carefully weighed after each meal, and nothing that has one cent value in it is allowed to go to waste.

Records Are Kept.

Careful records are kept so that at any period designated the nutrition officer is able to report to the commanding officers the exact wast of any portion of food.

Where large numbers of men are served a “director of garbage” stands with a cane and indicates into which can articles are to be dumped.

Mess kits are washed, first in hot soapy water, next in clear water and lastly in clear hot water. Sanitation, conservation, reclamation, seems to be the camp slogan. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Tuesday, October 15, 1918


A Company Kitchen – Camp Cody, New Mexico


January 12, 2019

Orders to Move 2,200 Men From Camp Cody Received

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 11:01 pm

Instructions have been received by Garnett King, chairman of the El Paso traffic committee, to give attention to the demobilization of 2,200 soldiers at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico. Richard Warren, of the E. P. & S. W. system, has been sent there to attend to the matter.

“Each day 500 must be moved,” said Mr. King. “I hope to complete the movement by making additional equipment to the schedule.”

There are 15,000 troops at Camp Cody, and 12,800 will be there after the present movement, it was reported. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – November 23, 1918


January 5, 2019

Train Kills Men Near Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 6:47 pm

Auto Driver and Three Soldiers Caught on Crossing by S. P. Freight

Walter G. McClure, driver of a service car; Vern Kinnaman and Roy V. Kinnaman, brothers, soldiers in the 134th ambulance company, and Leo McGrath, soldier in the 135th ambulance company, were killed Friday evening at 6:30 o’clock, when the automobile in which they were riding from Camp Cody to Deming was struck by a Southern Pacific fruit express train at a crossing.

Richard A. Smith and Robert Carlton, two other soldiers in the auto, were injured, but will recover, it is thought.

The Kinnaman brothers’ home was at Walthill, Nebraska, and McGrath lived at St. Paul, Minnesota. The injured men were also from St. Paul.

Driver From Texas

McGrath’s neck was broken and McClure was dragged under the train to instant death. Roy Kinnaman lived only ten minutes after the accident and his brother, Vern, lived only an hour, both being taken to the base hospital quickly.

Driver McClure came to Deming from Cedar Park, Texas, a week ago. He is survived by his mother and also by two children. He had only begun to drive the service car on Friday, it was said. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – August 3, 1918


Train Kills Men Near Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico

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