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December 30, 2017

“May Day” One of Great Importance to Officers and Men of Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:15 pm

The arrival of May Day means more than a mere day in a month to Camp Cody. Why?

Well, you see this is the day the officers and enlisted men have the official permission to place moth balls in their woolen clothing and to resurrect the cotton uniforms more suited to warm weather. Officers and men will appreciate this to the full, as during some of the recent hot days, the woolen o. d.’s have been oppressively hot to their wearers.

There has been a rush among the tailors in Deming, outfitting officers who either had no cotton o. d. uniforms or whose old ones were not presentable in the view of their owners. The ready made type also has been somewhat in demand among the officers. The men will wear the regular issue obtained from the camp quartermaster. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, May 1, 1918



December 23, 2017

Major Mueller Back to 7th; Clerk Halsey to Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:53 pm

Major A. M. Mueller, of the Seventh cavalry, ordered here from San Antonio, Texas, reported at military headquarters Saturday for duty with his regiment at Fort Bliss.

Chief clerk Francis J. Halsey, who has been on duty at district headquarters as chief clerk, has been ordered to Camp Cody to become chief clerk at artillery brigade headquarters there. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, June 29, 1918


December 16, 2017

Brigadier General Lindsay To Go To West Point

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:21 pm

Camp Cody Commander and Wife To Visit Sons About First of New Year

Brigadier General James R. Lindsay and Mrs. Lindsay hope to be with their two sons at West Point shortly after January 1, when the 97th division is a thing of the past.

General Lindsay has recommended that the salvaging of camp be done by civilians, instead of soldiers.

“The soldiers enlisted to fight not to do carpenter work,” said the general.

The old 62nd infantry at Camp Fremont was formerly commanded by Colonel Lindsay, now commanding general of the 97th division.

Out of their combined company profits the regiment bought $12,000 of Liberty bonds, the profits from their post exchange being upwards of $9,000 and their regimental exchange $6,000. As the regiment belongs to the regular army, the bonds will be held indefinitely.

The officers of the old 62nd have expressed a desire to be demoted if can again serve under General Lindsay. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, Dec 19, 1918


Brig. Gen. James R. Lindsay Oct 1918

December 9, 2017

Lieutenant Harries, Nebraskan, Killed by Auto in France

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:54 pm

As Associated Press dispatch Sunday night brought the news of the instant killing in a provincial city in France in an automobile accident of First Lieutenant Warren Harries, son of Brigadier General George Herbert Harries, former commander of the depot brigade at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico. Young Harries was on duty in the town last Thursday night.

Lieutenant Harries left Camp Cody with his father, when that officer, the ranking commander from Nebraska left Deming for a southern camp several months ago. Major H. T. Harries, another son of general, was commander of military police in Camp Cody for several months. The family home is in Omaha. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, July 29, 1918


First Lieutenant Warren Harries

November 25, 2017

Lieutenant Colonel Sanderson, of Pennsylvania, Dies at Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:35 pm

Lieutenant Colonel Mortimer Sanderson, head of the dental corps in the 34th Division, died Tuesday night as a result of blood poisoning, which originated in an abscess in one ear. He was 32 years of age and recently promoted from Lieutenant.

Lieutenant Colonel Sanderson is survived by his wife and three children. His father is coming from Pennsylvania, where the body will probably be shipped. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, July 31, 1918


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


November 11, 2017

Camp Cody Lieutenant Wedding in Deming

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:31 pm

Lieutenant C. E. Taylor, of the 109th field signal battalion, at Camp Cody, and Mrs. Margaret Shaw, of Deming, were married Tuesday. On there return Wednesday to Deming they found the officers of the signal battalion gathered at the station with a decorated auto ready to convey them to the Lieutenant’s quarters, where they found a make-believe wedding bell suspended on the door. The outside walls were decorated with old shoes and other appropriate suggestions of wedding bliss, while the inside walls bore all sorts of comforting mottoes and suggestions for the newly weds. The bride was born and reared in Deming, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Roush, pioneers of that place. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, July 11, 1918


Wedding at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico

November 4, 2017

Storm Stops Track Meet at Camp Cody

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

The 34th division athletic field and track meet, programmed to take place on the grounds at the division exchange theater Saturday afternoon, had to be postponed on account of a terrific sandstorm, which prevented anything like sport. The meet is set down for next Saturday afternoon, commencing at 2 o’clock. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, May 27, 1918


October 29, 2017

The Manager of the Liberty theater at Camp Cody Travels

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:34 pm

A. J. Hawley, manager of the Liberty theater at Camp Cody, has been to Fort Bliss, at El Paso, Texas, arranging for the opening of a similar theater there while waiting for the putting up of a regular Liberty theater in that camp. He says he has made tentative arrangements for having theatrical productions put on at one of the regimental “tabernacle” pending the highly probable building of a Liberty theater. Mr. Hawley says he is to have charge of the Liberty Theater at Fort Bliss, in addition to the one here. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, May 27, 1918


October 21, 2017

Soldiers at Camp Cody Have a Library of 27,300 Books

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:16 pm

The American Library Association here now has 27,300 volumes listed and cataloged and 100 boxes more to work over. The grand total promises to be well up toward 50,000 volumes. The library force is getting up a list of 1500 volumes for the use of the “casual” camp, composed of 7,061 select draft men who began coming in on Saturday.

A box of books is to be sent out with the 109th engineers and engineer train and other organizations which are to start on a hike and practice march on the 28th to the Gila national forest, 60 miles north of here. This library recently sent 16 boxes of books for the traveling library which furnishes books to soldiers in the small and isolated camps along the international boundary line. Miss Ethel F. McCullough, in the El Paso library, looks after this work. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, May 27, 1918


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