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Fort Des Moines Post (Newspaper) - January 24, 1919, Des Moines, Iowa THE PORT DEB MOINES POtT FRIDAY JANUARY 24 1919 FOG PROVES ONE TOO MANY FOR RED CROSS MAN Whether it was a case of having Katxdijammer or trying to play Wind mma buff by himself is the puxzlc in the otic Charles U Lcdcrer cartoonist for the Fort Des Monies Post lied Cross repre sentative ami major domo of artists liert1 says it was loo much fog h was early bst Monday morn ing that Ledenr started from his miarlirs imnuiliatejy hack of iul al the west end of thv parade grounds lor Ward 6 and as he passed the stand tie admired Ihe beautiful coat of irost which had gathered thereon So impressed was he with the beauty of the scene that lie turned after having passed it and stopped to admire ihe work oi Jack Krost Afier drinking his fill of the scene and giving his artistic soul a real treat lie proceeded on his way But the log had played tricks on him and he was not sure which di rection was the right one So he wandered and kept veering to the north and During his JH pander ings lie humped Into a peaceful cow and thinking it was a buffalo ran as if he were being chased by the Hull sheviki Over muddy roads through corn fields arid barbed wire did tie tramp He hit a trench aud went In like a dongbljuy after a boche At last he hit a road and followed it only to he lauded at the back of his tjuaiters Ihe pojiil froiii which he had started He is now thoroughly convinced that the world is round Y M C A NOTES The second series of the post bas ketball league games were held in the auditorium on Monday of this week One of the best sings that lias heen held her cyet made up the program Tuesday evening Secretary H H was highly enthusiastic over he showing made A checker and chess tournament is Leing planned at the Y lo he start ed in the near future AH men who wish to enter wilt leave their names with Secretary Schuuler not later than this week f The V has a new pool table which is certainly coming in for its share of popularity Educational movies arc on the bill for this evening A cotrinnmity sing and movies Dorothy Dalton in Green Eyes will he the main attraction in the au ditorium tomorrow evening The third series of basketball games in the post league will make up the program Monday Tuesday evening of next week will hold a full program Movies Folly Does Her Bit featuring Baby Marie Osborne will starl the hill a commu nity sing will be held and several wrestling bouts between men from Camp Dodge under the direction of Paul Prehn instructor at the camp will follow REGULARS ARE TO BE FURLOUGHED TO RESERVE IF TIME UP Authority has heen granted to alt camp canlonmenl and department commanders to furlough to the re serve on application such enlisted men prior to the declaration of war in 1917 and whose four years of service is up Tbisorder will affect a large num ber of men who were afraid that be cause of Iheir voluntary enlistment prior to hostilities that they would he held in active service indefinitely Not many men here will be alTected by this order First Lieutenant Dickinson Whce lock a patient here base been trans ferred to the general hospital at Fort Snelling and efl early this week BUNK FATIGUE BARRACKS i By Private Buck 1rivale Ievi was so elated over th fac ihat his tianie appeared in tlie last issue of the valued Post that hi straightway purchased about forty nine copies of the weekly periodical and distributed them among liis iricnds A host of oilier barrack buys have almost pestered Buck to titur distraction by trying to bribe him to get their names if the Jijjic light They are out of hick We ory cater to the Smart Set Privates McCfuui and Leakc never miss a show of a night down town in one of the world famous play tftmscs They pet private boxes too Ami they plant their huge cloil hop pers complacently upon Uie brass railing recline abstractedly in the spacious chairs and dream dreams thai no mortal tris dared lo dream before We venture to predict how ever that they will he chasing the Ljhosls of their hopes around the grivtyard of their dreams long after the birds begin to mate am the vio lets begin to the landscape Private Kirst Class Ricbler was called to Milwaukee the first pan of this week Several men recently having come Iron Kurt Riley arc sharing the hardships of standing reveille with us 1C very now am then we hear them singing the beautiful little bal lad entitled O Our Wild Days Are Over We welcome tlieni to our pleasant little home Make yourselves al home boys A levElic nose A home in Des Moines And out je jfoes They say that someone heartless cuss stole the love of Pvt Lades best girl Oh boy lint Lade is on the warpath now yon tell the world Our prodigalsou Weber has re peated and come back into the fold again It is now lime to slaughter calf The question open for discussion at our next weekly Junta will be Was it a cow or a Kaypee that kicked the lantern over upstairs of the gen eral mess hall Sunday p m last all together boys Some Irire BARRACKS NO 2 Tlic barracks received a number of inmates tliis week some of the men who came in from Fort Riley on Monday being quartered in our barn Corporal Louis Feiberg said he was loo IMISV to write the barracks this week We wonder If be has been hiring out at stenographic work for some of the fellows who are going to be in on the ground floor when the season for putting in applications for discharges opens up1 again Private Mose Swartz came m afler basketliai games the other evening ami said Too much work for an old man to which Dave Gnmd re plied If youre old then Im Melhu scJah Wasnt is great the day the water was turned off was the main flow language when the fcIlou5 went hack to tJie washroom only to find that their trip had been in vain Private Fdmondson the handsome society hound of the stable is getting to be an expert checker player We wnmlcr if lies learned to play check ers on his ventures into Ihe 400 of Dez Mciicez Doc Strindherg hought a brand new set of civiV downtown the other day and now he is keeping them in his suitcase It has been ru mored that he will put them in a glass case and let Ihe boys look at them for fnnr bils a throw Sergeant Ed Justice a former in mate of lliis barn received his dis charge from the service a few days ago It was said that he got it be cause of a weak heart Were just wondering what made it weak In formation Desk might be able lo throw some light on Ihe mailer When frivale Claude Hawkins bawled his bunkie Private Edward Dye out the other day for smoking a cigarette we thought sure he would break Dyes wrist watch The only excuse that we can give for there not being more Barracks 2 stulT this week is that we dont live in the barracks any more If you want any more dope for the love o1 Mike get anolher correspondent and sec ihat he stays on job Au revoirl BARRACKS 3 Pvt Raymond C Me Andrews Abe Schlcssingcr houghl me a package of cigareltes the otlicr day if we would give liitu a nice writcup i IliB paper on his departure He said Von know lell the boys Ihat I w a regular fellow and hate lo leave Iliein and lliat I had many friends and everything yon know Well here Abraham Scbiessinger one of Res Moines most popular Jewish boys was honorably discharged from the army Alics fighting career covered many thrilling experiences in the dif ferent battles be fought in He was granted the Croix de Chevron meaning in English IVl for bravery wliicb be wears on his sleeve History will read about his great deeds in this worldwide war and his name will go down with the other Urea1 heroes of Ihe past Abe has a remarkable photograph which he claims was taken after one of bis bloodiest battles We mean that be told lliis lo a girl in Des Moines h shows Abe sewing up the seat of tits trousers He told this said girl in Oes Moines that it ivas ilnne while saving Barracks 3 from teing blown np by a German spy last fall lint the truth of Ihe matter is that it was done by Ted the De Uchinent office mascot while passing the detachment office with a litter on his shoulder Well anyway a farewell reception was given Abe on his departure by his comrades in Asylum three He was showered with many presents such as old shoes bottles ball bats and a few stove pokers As he passed the mess hall departing on high he loys also donated some rolling pins and a couple of skillets Abe was so enthusiastically aroused Over this reception that in the ex citement he left all tokens of remem brances behind and nothing could be seen but a cloud of dust rapidly ad vancing Inward the north gate As a leader of men cannot praise this battle scarred hero too much Gone lint not forgotten Wanted A few men to carry lif ters See detachment commander Alayes With apologies to Sgt Krull the Billy Sunday of the detachment office will give a lecture Saturday afternoon from the balcony of Barracks 3 He will touch on subjects such as My street car 1m mor on the 1 oclock special Moleue gave an imitation of a horse pulling liis foot out of a mud hole the other day while he was lav ishing tip a howl of luscious tomato soup in ihe mess hall He also gave an imitation of a sword swallower but cut the end of his pallet off by trying lo take too many peas on the end of his knife Chick Kriedman wrote a new 3ong entitled The Affidavit Dlucs Ncxt week this column will be con tinned by an article on The Life of Corporal Starr on How to Deal With Criminals etc OVERSEAS MEN ARE BEING PHOTOGRAPHED Many of Ihe jllen returning from Overseas are laking advantage of hav ing a picture made by one of the lead ins pholographic studios of the mid dle west located in Des Moines Iowa This is the Townsend Studio 613 Walnut street over the Kresge Ten Cent Store and up the marble stairs Those wanting pictures of real quality should make a visit to the Townsend Studio before being mus tered out Air Townsend has re ceived 25 awards of merit from all over the world on the excellence of his work f is a horoughly respon sible place the price is reasonable consistent with quality and 10 per cent discount is extendedUo allmen in uniform Visitors welcome Do not get con fused in the location Look for the marble slairs and plate glass show cases Examine the work and be convinced for ment The gold blue and silver service chevrons are a part of the uniform and will he worn by all enlisted men officers and fields clerks says a recent bulletin issued here Quile a number of the men here are now wearing the service chevrons and more are ex pcted to blossom out with the issu ance of the new order SCARLET FEVER THATS WHAT THE MAJOR SAID BUT A major may he a major but at that a caplain can now and then slip one over on him At least that is the way one Captain J M Kilborne chief of the physiotherapy department feels about ii if the story which leaked oiil early last week can he be lieved And here it is One day recently Captain Kil buriic found it necessary to go to Ward 12 and take treatment with Ihe illtraviolet rays As is usually the case the rays burned a little and left a rfd mark on the captains chesl That evening he came hack lo his and said lo Major Schwerdt chief of the medical service Major I feel a little weak I wish youd see whats wrong and showed him the red mark on the chest he major look the captains tem perature immediately diagnosed the case as scarlet fever and wouldnt even allow his roommate to sleep iu the same room that night Tfc next morning the captain started to work and met the major a the door He was immediately or lercd back to bis room until an am hnlance came to take him to Ward IS flcre Ihe fun started and and loud was the case debated It finally ended in the major ordering bin to his room for the day to await evelopmenls That evening Captain Kilborne ar rayed himself in royal purple and fine linen for he was going lo a large ollicers lance He met the major before be starlcd and told him the whole story Ioi a while at least Ihe two would it even exchange calling cards GOSSIP FROM CLAYTON HALL By Miss Caroline Kriege Miss Nettie MacMillan A N C lias returned from Washington D C where she has been attending ihe con vention for chief nurses of U S hos pitals Misses Agnes and Emma Hanson A N C who have been stationed at lie Fort the past nine months re ceived their honorable discharges this week and have returned to their homes at Omaha Neb Sixteen nurses from Fort Des Moiiics were transferred the past week The following reported to General IIospilil Vo 35 Uesl Bailen Ind fvurse Winifred R McGuire in Reserve Nurses Amanda Hale DC Uida Kenson Helen Sam nelson Margaret McMahon Jessie Somers Edna Carlson Cecile Ander son Pearl Williams Blanche E Schnlettlcr Nurses transferred to Base Hospi tal Camp Sherman Ohio included Nnrsc Ioretta Pratt in Re serve Nurses Eva Todd J Marie Se verson Helen Dale Ellen Barnett France Kellogg Vurses reported ill this week are Miss Swanson Miss Bogard and Miss Sticcher Advertiser of the Krullers found a good reason for the nurses defeat in volley ball Could it be a similar rea son that caused the Fort Des Moines basketball team to pile up that 218 score al Camp Dodge last Tuesday To whom it may concern Visiting hours at Ward to 4 p m t Miss Sliechers latest song Oh When Can I Go Steppin Again And we surely wish we were an Eva Fay Think of the scandal we couid what knowledge we would have concerning discharges to say nothing of the twentyfive centses plu war tax wed be extract ing from the curious public Wanted at once Members for the pumping committee to aid us in our search for gossip And just when we think everything is going lovely and were saving money and still going to shows and dances and parties and everything Washington sends out another order Bulletin No J these headquarters calls attention to the fact that mem bers of the medical detachment have been retained in the hospital after they have recovered sufficiently to be returned to duty They wil uys the bulletin be sent back to their work quickly is possible Northern Artificial Limb Company Manufacturers of ARTIFICIAL LIMBS Trusses Apparatus for Klevaled Feet and Shortened Limbs All Kinds of Brace Work for De formities Crutches Etc Phone 3521 1023 Walnut St Det Moinen Manufacturers for U 8 Government Every Record Keeping Need Is niet promptly at Zaisers We specialize in supplies for military organizations know the requirements have the goods and give the right kind of service Keep our complete catalog at hand for ready reference Call at the store when you come to town USEIK The Store of Service Better service has given us trie largest prescription busi ness in the state of Iowa We are widely known as The Meeting your friends here take full advantage of our special service to soldiers Enjoy the fountain and tea cup den OLSENS PHARMACY The Rrull Store SIXTH AND LOCUST STREETS CHRISTIAN SCIENCE WAR RELIEF ROO M OPENED FOR MEN IN THE SERVICE WELCOME 212 Krafl Building Phone Wai 2221 Cor 7th and Walnut Entrance on 7th Hotel Irwin New thoroughly modern and absolutely fire proof One block from Fort Des Moines Car line and across from Union Station Boys have your friends and relatives stoo here while visiting at the Post VISITORSCut Out thi Ad and at Dek Ft Des Moines Dress Club MAX LEVY MJT Cleaning tnd Preuiaf Military Clothes Remodeled Uniforms Hide to Order at RtatOMblt Ft Des Moines and Union Ave Hotel Lloyd ROOMS ll UP Tub and Shower Baths Without Extra Charge j 6th and High Telephone High Sts Market The Aleiandria Recreation BILLIARDS awl BOWLING 40 2 l2c Per Cue 6 Alley 2nd 3rd and 4th Floors Over Casino Theatre 515 Locust St GEO STROTZ ASK tRANKtL W H COFFIN RAY tONLEY THOMPSONS Turkish Bath TUB AND SHOWER BATHS SWEDISH MASSAGE J16 Fiftli St Second Flooi Phone Walnut 2042 Turkish Bath With Room for the Night Room With Tib or Baths tlJO Sure You will want to renew your Subscription to the Post for the next 3 months ;