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July 14, 2018

Camp Cody Fights and Races Stopped

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 7:51 pm

Deming Officers Enforce Sunday Laws

District Attorney J. S. Vaught and Sheriff W. C. Simpson notified the promoters of the Bobby Waugh and Otto Wallace fight, programmed to take place at Camp Cody, that it was in violation of the Sunday law of this state and that event was postponed until Monday night, when it will be pulled off at the Crystal theater. The county officers did the same at Turner amusement park and the horse races to be held there were called off. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, January 14, 1918

Boxing Match At The Camp Cody Stadium

Boxing Match At The Camp Cody Stadium


July 7, 2018

Camp Cody Officers Adopt Jegou’s Girls and Give them $11,000

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 5:41 pm

Two little daughters of the late Lieut. Jean Jegou, French army officer, who lost his life by drowning in a desert “wash” north of Deming Friday evening, together with Lieut. Fernand Herbert, French army, and Sgt. E. Picard, American chauffeur, will be taken care of for life by the generous officers of the 34th division of the United States Army, which has been training at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico, for more then ten months.

The little girls, whose address in France was not know here, were adopted by the Camp Cody officers who raised $11,000 for the fatherless ones within a few minutes after General John A. Johnston, division commander, had called the officers together with the suggestion that they might assist. Each officer give $10. The sum will probably be invested in Liberty bonds, giving the little ones an income for life. Major H. M. Nelly, division adjutant, and Major C. B. Robins, Iowa brigade adjutant, took charge of the fund. Lieut. Jegou was a poor man, the son of hard working parents, and had fought for France from the beginning of the war. Deming citizens may give more to the fund. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, July 31, 1918

Lieutnant Jegou

Lieut. Jean Jegou

June 30, 2018

Non-Effective Men at Camp Cody Decreasing

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:43 pm

In commenting upon the constant decrease in the number of non-effective members of the 34th division, Major H. M. Nelly, division adjutant, says in Weekly Bulletin No. 82.

“The constantly decreasing non-effective rate is very gratifying to all who are vitally interested in the health and effectiveness of this division. The improvement is not only seasonal, but reflects the intelligence and devotion to duty of the regimental medical officers and the company officers.”

“The early detection of bad habits and of minor ailments is a characteristic if the officers of those organizations which have the low non-effective rates and it is also noticeable that in these same organizations the men are very loyal to their officers. The conclusion is not difficult to draw.”

“The number of sick per thousand for this camp as a whole for Friday, April 19, 1918, was 26.14. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, April 22, 1918


Non-Effective Rate at Camp Cody 21.9 per 1000 for Division

The already good health of this camp and the division continues to improve. The non-effective rate per 1000 men on Friday, April 26, was only 21.9 men for the 34th division proper and 23.6 men for the entire camp. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, April 29, 1918


June 23, 2018

Camp Cody Chairman Finley says Buy Football Tickets Now

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:24 pm

“No need of enthusiasm at Deming and Camp Cody. They are already enthused,” stated C. H. Finley on his return from a trip to those points to boost the Bliss-Cody football game at the high school stadium Thanksgiving. “Gen. Lindsay, of Camp Cody, is about the most enthusiastic booster of the big game. He says that such a worthy event is a great thing for the morale of the soldiers, and I want to assure Fort Bliss fans and players that nothing is being left undone over there to win Thursday. They are clean sports out to win. I am assured that they will bring between 2,000 and 3,000 on their special.

“All the details of the game were completed, all the officials decided on except one. Until complete the list will not be announced. We did not succeed in getting the exact lineup of the Camp Cody team, but ascertained that it is composed largely of collegians and well know professionals. We were treated royally, but when official business was over, we were done. Nobody is allowed to witness their practice.

“What we need here now is for the big downtown public to get on their mettle for this big annual charity event and all buy tickets now. There is an abundance of enthusiasm at Fort Bliss, plenty of it at the high school. With our business men, clerks and everybody taking hold, the stadium must be filled. It all goes for charity, the cause could not be more worthy. Buy tickets now. That helps. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Monday, November 25, 1918


Camp Cody Football Team

June 17, 2018

Nine New Lieutenants Joins Engineers At Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:57 am

The 109th engineers at Camp Cody have received from Camp Lee, Va nine new second lieutenants, all of whom, except the last named, are of the national army and the one excepted is of the national guard. They are 2nd Lieutenants Stanley B. Marsh, Earl P. Manley, James L. Mayer, Milton S. Hindholm, Victor C. Light. Bert Lund, E. C. McFadden, D. J. Lynch jr., and James Luchini. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, June 14, 1918


Col. Martin and Staff at Camp Cody

June 9, 2018

Camp Cody New Yorkers Can Vote

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 4:59 pm

All soldiers who are citizens of New York are permitted to vote at Camp Cody, in accordance with the laws of that state. There are several officers and a number of enlisted men who may avail themselves of this privilege. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Wednesday, October 9, 1918


June 2, 2018

New Mexico Doctors gather for Army Tips at Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:47 pm

About 29 physicians serving on army draft boards in this state arrived at Camp Cody Wednesday and are getting instructions from Lieutenant Colonel Jacob M. Coffin and army surgeons for use in selecting draft men. The doctors came by suggestions of governor W. E. Lindsey, who is expected here Friday. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Thursday, July 25, 1918


Camp Cody Hospital Area 1918

May 12, 2018

Tommy Connolly, Camp Cody Division Boxing Instructor

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 3:22 pm

Tommy Connolly, division boxing instructor, has been doing excellent work at Camp Cody. Himself a very clever fighter with a good record behind him, he has proved himself as good a teacher as a performer. Perhaps Tommy never heard of pedagogy, but regardless of that, he has applied sound pedagogical principles in his instruction. He has grounded his pupils thoroughly along fundamental lines and carried the work along in logical sequence. He has taught men with no previous boxing meets. As boxing is compulsory at Camp Cody, Tommy and his assistants have instructed some 25,000 soldiers in the art of self defense. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Saturday, May 18, 1918


Tommy Connolly – Camp Cody

May 5, 2018

Lieut. Col. A. H. Hollingsworth At Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 5:01 pm

Lieut. Col. A. H. Hollingsworth, “Holly” as he is affectionately though discreetly known among the men of his command, never to his face, you understand, is an officer who fills a large niche in the hearts of the men of the Sixty-seventh brigade, and particularly the 134th infantry, of which he is the second in command at Camp Cody. He will be one of the two military speakers on this afternoon’s program.

The colonel began his military career in humble capacity, as a private in the First Nebraska Infantry, and within it climbed through the various grades until, at the inception of the Spanish American war we find him a captain. He saw service in the Philippines; with the regiment on the border last year, also.

The colonel is know in Nebraska as a consummate politician, through his personal service in political capacity extended no further than the postmaster-ship of Beatrice, Nebraska, during the first term of President Wilson.

He is popular among the enlisted men, who recognize in him a friend and un-official adviser, strongly leaning toward anything that spells their welfare, though as summary court officer of the regiment he may have to “hang it on them.” His hobby is the maintenance of an efficient guard. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Friday, April 26, 1918


Lieut. Col. A. H. Hollingsworth

April 28, 2018

Major Charles H. Miller At Camp Cody

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:51 pm

Major Charles H. Miller, constructing quartermaster at Camp Cody, Deming, New Mexico, was born November 30, 1866, and, before receiving his commission as major of engineers, U. S. R., June 19, 1917, had not previous military experience. He is a civil engineer by profession, having graduated from Le-high universality in the 1888 class of civil engineering. He has had thirteen years experience as an engineer on improvement work in the Mississippi river under the direction of the United States Engineer corps. He has been engaged in every character of work connected with the improvement, including surveys, dredging, bank revetment and levee construction. He was superintendent of construction for four years with the McClintie-Marshall Construction company of Pittsburgh when they erected their Pittsburgh plant.

Major Miller was in charge of the drainage and bank protection work for the Missouri Pacific and Iron Mountain Railway system while engaged at the same time as special consulting engineer for six other railroads. He was president of the Miller Engineering company, now the Miller-Butterworth Company of Little Rock, Ark., for six years; chief engineer for a number of large drainage districts in Arkansas and Missouri and a member of the Dayton Flood committee.

His construction work at Camp Cody makes it one of the best of its character in the country. The average American reading history is prone to image that armies are constantly marching and fighting and seldom realize that they must have places to sleep and eat and to train and equip. Warfare is organization; the actual fighting is a mere incident. It is providing the places where soldiers are really made that Major Miller excels and doubtless his greatest achievements in the field are still ahead of him Major Miller’s two daughters are attending school in Little Rock, Arkansas, but Mrs. Miller recently joined him in Deming. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Tuesday, October 23, 1917


Major Charles H. Miller

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