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   Fort Des Moines Post (Newspaper) - January 24, 1919, Des Moines, Iowa                              VoL II Subscription a year OOOIERS DEFEAT FORT BASKETBALL QUINTET 317 AT GAMP Y TUESDAY Men Put Up Game Fight Against Big Work Is Lacking in 26VJ Play MILLER AND BERRY STAR Locals Show Lack of Basket Shooting Spelled Vic tory for Camp Five Outweighed outlucked outprac1 ticed Outcxperienced and in fact outeverythinged the local basket ball team went down to defeat at the hands of the Camp Dodge quintet on the latters floor last Tuesday night to the tune of 31 to 7 Milter Whit tenberg and Herry each threw a field goal and Whittenberg caged a free throw The Dodgers garnered four teen points in the first half and dropped eight field goals and one foul goal into the ringin the second pe riod Berry Erickson who went in for Ferris early in the first half and Mill er played the best games for the fort They were in the game from whistle to whistle and never let up in their fighting They covered their men well and broke up many of the winners formations that looked like sure scores Reresford Vantil and Potter showed up best for Dodge making most of their points and playing a whirlwind game at all times Beresford particu larly made a hit with the spectators by his easy graceful action on the floor Game Started Fast The game started like a house afire with the fort men playing a good brand of ball The Dodgers caged three field goals before the locals scored Miller dropped a neat one into the basket and it looked for a while as if the men from the fort were going to hold their opponents down But practice experience and fast playing soon told the tale and the camp players showed their su premacy The score at the end of the first half stood Dodge H Fort Des Moines 2 The fort team never seemed to be working together or to have any streak of luck There were times when a bit of brilliant playing would crop out and the men would take the hall into their own territory only to lose it a moment later afted they had missed some easy shots and a Dodge man grabbed the sphere Berry Stars x Corporal Erickson played a stellar game all the way through He guard ed his men like a hawk and didnt give him a moments peace Credit must go lo him and to Berry at the other guard for keeping the score as low as it is Berry was every place on the floor at once and time and again did he get the hall and work it down to his own end only to have the forward miss the goal Whitltnberg Milter and Holzbauer evidently left their shooting eyes at home for they missed a number of apparently easy shots and didnt show the same team work that they have been doing in practice The lanky Continued on Page 5 Fort Det Moioet Iowa Friday January 24 1919 LESS THAI FIFTY YANKS BLINDED IN ACTION IN FRANCE Less than fifty members of the American Expeditionary forces have been Winded according to Dr J 1C Hendricksmon who re cently conferred with the Surgeon General relative to the care and disposition of blinded soldiers Official figures said the doctor show that twentytwo blinded sol diers have been sent home and that eight are still in France The to lal is remarkably low for the num ber of casualties say medical men LIEUT STEELE IS TRANSFERRED TO U S GENL NO 19 Second Lieutenant Paul M SteeJe untiJ recently assistant chief of the physiotherapy department left Wed nesday for U S General Hospital No 19 at Azalea North Carolina where he has been ordered for duty Lieutenant Steele entered the army as a buck private m May 1917 and was sent to Fort Lauton Washing ton From there he went lo Fort Riley Kansas and was made top sergeant His next move was to Camp Dodge where he was promoted to hospital sergeant and it was at Fort Des Moines that he was com missioned a second lieutenant in the sanitary corps The present physiotherapy de partment was organized under Major Porter with Lieut Steele as his cbiel assistant and was known as the de partment of corrective exercise for wounded men It was upon the ar rival of Capt M Kilborne that It was called the physiotherapy depart ment The system being used for keeping tab on the men treated was iaugitrated by Lieut Steele and has been used with great success It has been rumored that he is tobe promoted at new station During his stay here he endeared himself in the hearts of all the men iirthe post THREE GOOD REELS SHOWN AT REED MEETING FRIDAY Three reels are shown at the re educational meeting at theY M C A last Monday evening The first on Road Waking showed in detail the process that is necessary in the construction of a modern highway The Lumber Industry proved quite interesting but the real hit of the evening in films was scored by The Story of a Cake of Soap A crowd of approximately 250 pa tienis and detachment men were pres ent CAPT KILBORNE GETS HONORABLE DISCHARGE Captain J M Kilborne lately head of ftlie physiotherapy department here received his honorable discharge from the service early this week ind departed for his home at Sioux City COMMANDING OFFICER URGES RECONSTRUCTION FOLK TO CARRY ON Major H H Frothingham com manding officer gave a short snappy talk to the reconstruction aides and soldier instructors in the educational department in the administration bwlding last Monday morning urg KVV iiij them to keep their spirit at fever tmcj He the this work and show that they as pio neers in a new movement can make good in the work that heen given them You are pioneers in this work said the major and it is up to you to make goot Keep up your morale and go into your work with renewed vigor Fight off that spirit that is bound to try lo keep yon and Whats the use np jood work that Jo A L A Aids Men In Khaki Complete Libraries In 37 Price Five Ctnu No FOURTEEN WOUNDED HUN KILLERS COME IN LAST SUNDAY ourteen patients wounded in ac tion overseas arrived here last Sun day for treatment Two of the men are members of the 168th Infantry tl famous old Third Iowa which played such an important part in the irk of the Rainbow Division With i exception of these men no two of the other twelve are members of the same organization Every man ho camewas an infantryman The icn arc From Richmond College irginia Pvt Elmer King Co M JJ3rd Infantry Pvt Adam E Doug las Co D 327th rnfantry from irand Central Palace New York pl Walter C Powell Co E U7th Infantry Pvt John I Doll Co L 358th Infantry from Rathway N Ivt Henry H Ennen Co C 355th Infantry Cpl Alvm D Collins Co 359th Infantry Cpl Joseph Isa Jelle Co F 369th Infantry from arious debarkation hospitals Pvt folm Campbell Co I 308th Infantry Sergt Ernest C Vrooman Co M Infantry Sgt Fred W Schwarty o 128th infantry Pvt John E cEwen Co I 168th infantry Pvt cl Clarence H Culver Co C 168th Infantry Pvt Walter Kinowski Co H 126th infantry and Pvt Jerome M Betka Co E M6th Infantry WATER TANKS AT 26 ARE ERECTED IN RECORD TIME The construction and erection ol two water tanks which has been in progress here or approximately two months was completed last Tuesday and the connections with the city nains made in record lime The work has been speeded up un der lie direction of H if Childs construction quarter master here and after the tanks had oiicc been put into place it took hut four and onehalf hours to complete the connection The large surface tank at the northwest end of the post which is to he used as a supply tank has a capacity of 100000 gallons and the ither erected on a 100 foot water lower on the cast side in back of noncoms row will hold 75000 gal Ions These tanks being put into place fill a long fell need according to tlie engineers in charge of the work am will afford fire protec tion which was heretofore riot avail able due lo the light pressure from the city mains All the water is pumped in from the city mains under high pressure and no wells have been dug here Have 8000 Volumes At 26 Carrying out the plan of the whole lation that of giving the soldier the he coiirtrjcan offer andiriakyjig him better fit to fight the battles of he world when he steps out of the army the American Library Asso ciation has provided hooks of every raid and description to the men of Fort Des Moines But this is not the nly station where books are sup lied In each of J large camps the A A has constructed a central library building with full equipment in eleven other camps the A L A is loused in buildings of another organ zalion or in those provided by the military authorities and innumerable ranches are maintained in Y If C huls K of C huts Red Cross nouscsvho5tess houses officers clubs ergeanls clubs etc Upon request mailer collections of books are put n mess halls barracks and hospital vards A library staff of from one o six persons is maintained in about 00 hospitals and 48 camos Fiction and nonfiction is furnished he former being about 65 per cent if the total number of books Works ra tactics sanitation engineering and other subjects connected with mili ary work are provided A large lumber of general and technical mag azines are donated to or subscribed or by the A L A To aid men who mnot read English well primers asy readers and spellers are offered Books of rules for athletic games and parlor amusements arc available The American Library Association coordinates and directs the supply ing of reading matter o camps and hospitals endeavoring to give those in military service the same facilities for reading and study that are afford ed by the public library ofa large city There are at the present time about 8000 volumes at the local library in Ward 12 and at the three welfare houses Red Cross V M C A and K of C Thirteen new books arrived here during the past week Kiss Grace Shellenbergcr and Miss Blanche Smith librarians at this hospilal staled not long ago that some of the men seem to be backward about pat ronizing the library and call attention to the fact that it is open all day and during the evening There is always an attendant on hand who will aid ihe men and who will help them in finding Ihe books on the shelves or advise them as lo what might be best for their purpose Some of the new books which have come in are Five English Becoming Americans by Roberts Agricultural Drawing by French Bookkeeping hy Klein Elementary Mechanics by Kctcamp The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Ibenez Principles of Agriculture by Bailey Grammar School Arithmetic by Chancellor and Machine Shop Practice by Hartroan The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse is a new novel translated from the Spanish and is said to be one of Ihe strongest war novels recently pub lished ALL SUPPLY MEN TRANSFERRED TO NEWjQMI DIVISION Members of different branches of he service who have as part of their luties that of furnishing supplies lave all been coordinated under one g section known as the Division of Storage and Purchase The men who are thus affected will be transferred o the quartermaster department un der whose supervision the department ill work The branches of the service which wit be thus affected are Medical Engineers Ordnance Signal and Chemical Warfare Department This IMS not mean that all members of hesevarious departments will be ransferred but that only those who have to do with storage and purchase of supplies This order will affect hose men on dnty at the mtdrca upply station here It will not carried out at thil tation lwwCTeroitil fwtltr onfcn o4fctr Q rs NOW STAN REVEILLE ORDER GETS EM UP NOW Daniels Here Kaihn Yo And so it goes at the Q M har racks every morning now since the new order was issued that the members of the quartermaster de tachmeiit here stand reveille These fellows who keep us in clothes chow and many other ne cessities now roll out sleepyeyed and do a Fall in Right dress and Attention to roll call with tousled hair drooping eyes and a yawn ITS UP TO YOU SAYS CUSTER C 0 TO REED AIDES Driving home his point that there are yet thousands of wounded men to be returned from France and it is up to the medical department of the army to give them a start for their rclurn to civil life Lieut ColEarnest E fvons commanding officer of the iwse hospital at Camp Cusler Michi gan who visited here the early part of this week studying Ihe reconstruc lion heing done at 26 urged a num ber of the members of Ihe educational department whom he addressed in the administration building Wednesday afternoon to keep up the work that they have started Its up to you was the sentiment he expressed He impressed ttpori them the im portance of their work and told them that they can help heal amans wounds the same as the physician y keeping his mind occupied with other things that he will not worry over his hurts He expressed himself as being well leased with the work here and said e was surprised at the way in vhiclt the work had been started and promoted to its present high stale of efficiency FORT MUSICIANS FEATURED AT BIG SING LAST SUNDAY DES MOINES CLUB GIVES PATIENTS REGULAR TREATS The Worthy Club of Des Moines is furnishing treats for the boys in the various wards every week under the direction of Mother Carlton Coffee and toast cake and other dain ties have scored a decided hit with the lads Mother uses the percolator that was presented her hy the detach ment men in the wards continually and it has become a daily byword ia the wards among her boys Here comes Mother with her percolator and Heres where we coffee up fel lows Assisting Mrs Carlton in these daily coffee crusades are Mrs J D Stewart wife of Capt Stewart and Mrs Ray H Finger wife of Lieut Riy H Finger A cup of real rtij china cop is of her The post glee club led by Corporal Victor Englnnd and Private Leroy Shields pianist featured the program st the White Sparrow sing at the Jniversity Place church last Sunday afternoon Private Shields brought down the house with several difficult piano numbers and Corporal Englund gave a number of vocal selections in addi tion to the program by the quartet The other members of the quartet are Private Harold E Erickson Grant Cunningham recently dischar ged and Private William C Chubb Mother Carlton hospital mother Private Llewellyn Whitchev and Pri vate Vernon Trumbley went to Vic tor Iowa last week to take part in a program in that city Mrs Carllon gave a short talk and Private Whitch er played several piano selections Private Trumbley was a guest of the city FIFTYOHE MORE PATIENTS HERE TRANSFERRED Large Number of Convalescents Sent to Eleven Different Camps This Week THIRD BIG SHIPMENT Camp Dodge Gets Largest Quota Destinations Range From Coast to Coast Pursuant to orders received re cently from the war department to transfer another large number of pa lien ts I wo hundred and fiftyone convalescents sent from this wspital his week to eleven different lospit als throughout the country to he mustered out of the service Eightyfive were sent to thebase lospital at Camp Dodge and sixty went to Ihe convalescent center at the same camp Twentyfour men left for Camp Grant ten went to Camp Cusler Camp Taylor Ky received six eighteen were sent to Camp Tra ns Tex and four were slated to go lo Camp Kearney Cal Four left for Camp PikeCamp Lewis Wash got ten Camp Kunston got twentyseven and Camp Upton and Camp Sherman received one each Each group was in charge of a commissioned officer and had several enlisted men as attendants The men who left were ii anj Median Hejer By Harvej Rchatd w irahani Uarcncc E Akasrewski Sltrai Transferred to Convalescent Onto Camp i KnsMll L on Milan Johnson Clisiy Htsf Sttwwl OiSHi B Stone Rar man K Copt Jam H WoolUid Jama McDonald Joseph McCormirt Irin Eivfa R Han v crt Nicholas Fiebor Jojeph Dewilt John K Carton B Crafr James E Bcch aml rred W i Russell Floyd D LcwU Lawrence A Oehler UlysSes Verne Hall Glenn Delink Bernard A w Albert M WalJrer Ketsberger Albert Jax vcu vpj mjjiaro l llourtara Oenr M Holmes William Roy S FOTOJ Oopton ythur Cpl Boone Myron J rred McCoy William Cpl Ronk John ilanning torn Dokfcen Oscar Bartlett Van 11 Kernati John L Harper Elgin K Sansman Fred Edelcn Janes A Bash man Henrr R Sgt Am Fml W To Camp Grant III Heed Charles onej Wiley O Desmond John W Sfc Fred J Waller SntteV ohn P Szymcialc Joseph Schwah Louis Iawrcnce J Bisb Albert E wnlh Charles N Cardner Ixrnis E King zi FaJii Leibeitf Stephen Thicl Thomas K Xyslrom Athin H Iiw Charles Tortoiice Vincenia Qnmn Continued on PaffC Six ON YOUR TOES IS MESSAGE OF SHELLING CO TO AIDES HERE Major Abram Schuyler Clark commanding officer at Fort Snelling Minnesota was a visitor at the post a few days this week looking over the reconstruction work here and gathering data for the work at his station He gave a short talk to the re constniclion department personnel in the administration building last Mon dav morning in which empha sized the fact that it is up to the members oft he educational depart ment to Veepup the mcrale of the from and hem that the government is trying to help them with this work There is no need for old soldiers homes said the major and added It is up to you people of the recon struction and education department to make these returned wen realize what a great opportunity they They have been through hells fire in France and their morale is gone When the armistice was signed tUt bottom dropped out of war upint tions and it is up to you to keep Oft V ybar toes and make worV i tat   

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