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April 29, 2019

Privates Schnack and Freestone Die at Camp Cody, Deming, NM

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 10:41 pm

Private Chris W. Schnack, of company 1, 133rd infantry, passed away Wednesday at the surgical hospital as a result of shock following an operation to amputate his right leg at the thigh. The address of his nearest relative was given as Charles Michaels, Daneville, Iowa. The body was sent to that point for interment.

Private Thomas R. Freestone, company H, 133rd infantry, passed away Wednesday of lobar pneumonia. His mother, Mrs. Mary Freestone, resides at 618 Southwest street, Des Moines, Iowa.


There probably will be upward of 100 Camp Cody men present in El Paso on April 15 to take the Consistory degrees and the Shrine, according to R. S. Charles Hammond of the Pass City, who has been here for the purpose of organizing a class. – El Paso Morning Times, Saturday, April 6, 1918


Military Funeral Procession – Deming, New Mexico

April 20, 2019

Camp Cody wants $2.50 A Day Laborers

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:22 pm

Several hundred common laborers are wanted by the United States employment bureau here at once for work in El Paso and Camp Cody, according to a call issued Monday morning. Work in the city of El Paso will pay $2 per day and at Camp Cody the wages will be $2.50 daily. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, October 14, 1918


Private Brewer Dead at Camp Cody, Deming, NM

The base hospital reports the death of Pvt. Clarence H. Brewer, of company C, 133rd infantry, of pneumonia. His father, Thos. S. Brewer, resides in Edom, Texas. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, July 1, 1918


April 13, 2019

Postless Boxing Ring Makes Debut at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:29 pm

A new wrinkle, the postless ring for boxers, has made its debut in Camp Cody, the first sample having been set to the division athletic office by Dr. Joseph Raycroft, war department athletic director for the United States. The rope was particularly designed for use in the training camps and possesses the beauty, from the training camp standpoint, that it can be set up anywhere. Tommy Connolly, division boxing instructor, is enthusiastic over it.

The ring consists of a padded rope, similar to those in common use wherever boxing is done. Instead of posts, it is provided with four loops at the corners, sufficiently large to allow a man slipping one over his body. Thus four men, instead of posts, hold the rope taut while the boxers are milling inside it.

The ring can be set up in any company street and every company in the camp can be provided with one. By means of it, when men put on the gloves, plenty of room is left for the combatants to wage their battle without any crowding or outside interference, to bad features thus eliminated.

Connolly will boost for the purchase of a number of the postless rings, so that there will be several to a regiment. Each ring will cost no more than $5 at the most. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Tuesday, May 21, 1918

Boxing Match At The Camp Cody Stadium

Boxing Match At The Camp Cody Stadium

April 6, 2019

Show Being Held In Open at Camp Cody in Deming, NM

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:56 pm

General Provides Open Air Entertainment For Men In The Stadium

The commanding general is providing, through the army, the Y. M. C. A., K. of C. and welfare workers, high entertainment at the open air division stadium every night in the week.

In addition to the Knights of Columbus movies Monday night, he invited Miss Seymour’s ukulele club, consisting of ten people, to appear in several selections.

As a surprise, Miss Helen Swope, daughter of Captain S. D. Swope, M. C., who is on duty in France, also appeared.

General and Mrs. Lindsey and Mrs. Lindsey’s house guest, Miss Bobbie Seamans, of Palo Alto, California together with the general’s aide de camp, Lieutenant R. Y. Copelin, and several members of his staff, enjoyed the program.

The general contemplates continuing these outdoor meetings during November and December. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Tuesday, November 5, 1918


Outdoor Movie Theater – Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico

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