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The Bayonet, 1 March 1918

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REGIMENTAL NOTES CONTINUED midst and a certain motor school in the Middle West is less one student. The inner vitals of a motor truck have no terrors for him. Honk, Honk.

Congratulations are in order for Corporal Blain. Keep at it and don't stop going, corporal. Another man to get the double stripes is Corporal Cannon. We are very glad to see these promotions. Both are deserving men and we wish them success.

Battery D.

Private Lawrence Wines, this battery has been detailed on special duty with the Utilities Branch, Quartermasters Corps, National Army.

With the return of good weather the men of this battery have started outdoor athletics with renewed spirit. Several teams are being developed, and there is daily practice in baseball, volleyball, fencing, boxing and minor sports.

Private First Class Frank P. Nichols has been transferred to the 65th Engineers, Camp Meade, Md.

Battery E.

First Sergeant Oscar Campbell returned to Richmond Friday to spend the holiday.

The Johnsons turned out a good guard Thursday: Dow, James I., and David F.

Sergeant Edward J. Voney and Sergeant T. R. Minogue. formerly of this battery. but now with a service battalion, dropped in to see the boys.

The sympathy of the entire battery is extended to Private Frank E. Cummings who so suddenly lost his mother.

Since a list was published in these columns naming a few Beau Brummells in the battery, the list of eligibles has grown so that we fear we would be denied the space to publish them all. but, nevertheless. Corporal "Bob" Childers still holds his own.

Battery F.

Sergeants Gavigan and Yarnall and Corporal Kilpatrick report the wedding in Baltimore a huge success. They say, however that the next wedding will be held in Richmond, as Baltimore is too far away.

It hardly pays to be marked "light duty" in Battery F, as light duty around here is very heavy.

The entire battery was pleased to hear of the recent promotion of several of our officers.

Mis-directed energy: Barber asking Corporal Parsons if he wanted his hair cut short on top.

We hear that one of Battery F's candidates at the officers' training camp has everything but his commission, including spurs.


Company A.

The boys have been extending the glad hand to Corporal Bartley Conroy. He just returned from the Base Hospital, where he was confined for four weeks with blood poison.

Corporal Harry Manson is attending the anti-gas school.

Private Neal Morton. who has been confined to the Base Hospital for some time, will soon be hitting the trail for good old Pennsylvania. It will take a few days for his discharge papers to go through the channels.

Sergeant Growley, the tripod fiend, is taking a course of instruction at the machine gun school.

Company B.

[illegible] Heitzer plays Hopewell quite [illegible], about six nights out of the [week?]. There must be some real [illegible]. "Husky," you are some [dancing?] boy.

[About?] a dozen of the boys from the [company?] had their luxurious hair [?].

Company C.

[First?] Class Private Murdock has [been?] transferred to the tank service.

[Sergeants?] Christenson and Mischlen, Corporal Adkins are attending [machine-gun?] school.

[tes?] Crotty, Buchmeyer, Kelley, [ghlin?], Swartz, Carlson, Toust [arker?] are the men who were [illegible] for demonstrating in machine-[illing?]. From all reports and [the?] men themselves, there will [ing?] to it but Company C when [s?] to a contest.

[nt?] Zierden is now acting first [illegible] during the absence of [Ser-?]

[al?] Younkins states that he [ng?] lonesome since Private [illegible] on his "good" behavior," so [invited?] said private to spend [illegible] two with him in the orderly

[illegible] Bohi, who was transferred [illegible] brigade, has returned and [illegible] glad to get the depot [bri?] [illegible] his shoulders and be back [illegible] company.

Company D

[illegible] is noticeable in the [illegible] Antonowiez since the [illegible] Mrs. Antonowiez, who is [illegible] few weeks in Petersburg.

[illegible] Johnson and Privates [Tut?][illegible] and Slomski have been [illegible] to the tank division.

[illegible] Grover, Cummings and [illegible] are attending machine-[illegible] and Corporal Tyckowski [illegible] course at the gas school.

[illegible] circus February 19 was [illegible] mules 20 - Prancing - [illegible] - glorious - dangerous- [illegible] at 2 o'clock A. M., light [illegible] mystery? Who caught [illegible] the captain. Three - [illegible]

[illegible] was for 1:30 in [illegible] yes, she was very [illegible] his pass. Can you [illegible] now you victims [illegible] biography list; now's [illegible]

[illegible] rill call sounds. Oh, [illegible] snappy, ha! ha! [illegible] we kind o' feel [illegible] ross did not get [illegible] [company?] "ten-shun."

[illegible] ross did not get [illegible]

[illegible] ENGINEERS

Company A.

[illegible] motions in this [illegible] announced: To [illegible] [Sergeant?] James F. [illegible] first class - [illegible] Hoffman. To be [illegible] Private Edward [illegible] first class -

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Privates Charles A. Crytzer, Charles Ewing, Harry I. Felton, Earl B. Rausch, Jesse D. Richardson, Zimmerman J. Rishel, Harry E. Snooks and William V. Young.

Lieutenant Robinson is doing great things for us in athletics. The men are taking a real interest and enjoyment in the games and sports to which the lieutenant is treating us. In the regimental track meet we were forced to take a strong record place on account of some of our men being unable to attend; but it was second by only one point. Sergeant Kissell and Private McCurdy easily won the races in fine style. Kissell showed us some of his usual speed. Private Dowdell gave us a fine exhibition of good clean boxing. In spite of "Willie Otto Gerbers" small stature, the men of the other companies were unable to get him off his feet in the cock fight.

We have been enjoying lots of weiners and sauerkraut of late, and from remarks there must still be a good supply on hand.

The new men are getting in shape in fine order, and will certainly keep up our old standard.

Company B

Promotions include Sergeant Meier to be sergeant first class, and Corporal Albert C. Brown to be a sergeant.

Sergeant Settle is very well placed at present - he is attending a gas school. Being so familiar with "the gas," he surely will be a success.

It is only of recent date that a singer was found in our midst, in the person of Ralph Herr. Some of us are not sure of it yet.

We have almost a lifesized roster now and no one realizes the fact more than our Mess Sergeant Wagner. The foregoing along with his other "multitudinous" duties makes him a very busy man.

When it comes to shooting, no two men in Company B shoot more nearly alike that Sergeants Brinser and Parrish. As yet it is not known which is the better.

Company E.

"Chief" Wilson issues an open challenge to any weighing 190 pounds or more, for a race from seventy-five yards to a half mile.

Tom Shellenberger, chief duster, vows to bring up a man from the 319th to straighten out his affairs.

Joe Kieffer, one of the new recruits from Jefferson County, Pa., has been discharged. Broken arches is the verdict.

Sergeant Wilson made a trip to Blue Grass State, when he took Private Gray home.

Private Bardell has been discharged, owing to a weak heart.

Corporal Snead wishes to know how to disassemble a squad when in company front.

305th Engineers' Train.

The Train took third place in the athletic meet held in the Regimental Area last Friday. Considering that we have only half as many men to choose from as most of the other companies, we think the Train did well.

One of our guards holds the record for a one night's work. Besides looking after his regular duties, he captured eight mules and five horses. We don't know where Eddie found these animals and hardly think he would walk far after them, but just the same the men from Remount Station were after them in the morning.

Quite a number of people from Petersburg and Richmond attended the show in the Regimental Theater last Friday evening. this show was given by regimental talent and was well worth seeing.

I hear you have some new men in your company. Oh, no! We just eat 'em and sleep 'em.


Company A.

Private Gabriel Carrard was transferred last week to the March replacement detachment. The men of Company A wish him the best of luck.

Private John Colvert was transferred to us last week from the 318th Machine Gun Company.

We are glad to see the new mane coming in. Recruit Andrew C. Yanigan was the first assigned.

Private Dahlgren has the distinction of being the biggest man in the ammunition train, which accounts for the fact that he couldn't get a coat large enough. It also accounts for the fact that he was out of uniform when the eagle eye of the O. D. caught him. He was only in the guardhouse a few minutes before he was released, however.

Company B.

Private Topper has left us to join the tank unit.

Sergeant Pirow is now a student at the gas school and had his first chance to use the mask last Friday evening when the class was sent in a gased trench.

Private Duff is now taking boxing lessons and it won't be long before blackeyes are popular.

Spring has surely come. "Speed" Henderson, the train carpenter, had his hair cut the other evening.

Private Deashtall, who is on special detail at the infirmary, has ceased to be popular with our boys, every time any one accepts his invitation to visit him he gives them castor oil.

Company C.

Private Fredericks was transferred to the Depot Brigade.

A small rustic fence now surrounds Company C's barracks, giving our home a better appearance.

Private Fields was recently introduced into the mysteries of the kitchen as a prospective cook. He is improving fast.

Privates Blair, Patrick and Munich were issued corporal chevrons by Lieutenant Cords at the dinner on Washington's birthday.

Company D.

Sergeant Aurandt paid us a visit Sunday. We know they keep him very busy at the Officers' Training School, but he can't make us too many visits.

Private Fleming is hard at work on a scheme to change our graphaphone into a victrola. We hope the victrola people do not hear of it and prosecute him for copying or improving on their patents.

It is just becoming generally known that Private Rissell, while on his Christmas pass, took the big step,and is now an old married man. And we hear he is soon to bring his better half to Petersburg.

Private Cribbs has been transferred to the March replacement detachment.

The following recruits have been assigned to this company from the recent draft quota sent to Camp Lee from Pennsylvania: John B. Elder, Arthur Richardson, Hyman D. Rosenblum, William G. Smith.

Company E.

We thought our dreams of the "sunny" South were coming true until that cold wave hit us the past week.

A board of movie viewers is being contemplated to discover the most educational pictures in the surrounding cities. A number of names are being considered, but it is thought that the movie fans who have been making regular journeys to Richmond will be appointed.

Mascots come and mascots go, but our supply increaseth. To date we have Snowball, the stable hound and three cats.

A special course of study in the art of window breaking will soon be started. the class will be in charge of one of the noncommissioned officers. All who desire to attend will hand their name to Corpora Athens.

The horsehoers observed Washington's birthday by obtaining riding passes. They say the working of a Chinese puzzle is soft compared to adjusting the saddle property, but a conspiracy among the "stablerats" is suspected.

Private Wiley says he caught his cold while night fireman. We don't blame you a bit, Newt, by the temperature of the barracks it's a wonder you didn't freeze to death.

Company F.

The squadroom towel is as indispensable to our company as the community cow. It is being used by many and can now stand alone. "Special Order" Stewart has been appointed caretaker of same.

Private Eckles is busily engaged as tonsorial artist since the opening of his new barber shop. Private Eckles is somewhat handicapped in that he does not possess any left-handed razors or combs.

Any one looking for a round 2 x 4 can secure one from Private Uber. Since he was detailed to look for some pieces, it is presumed that he got what he was looking for.

We have received twenty-two recruits of the last draft. Under the close and careful supervision and instruction of Sergeant Wallace and corporal Miller, they are progressing rapidly.

Privates Wills and Havis lately have performed some stunts which have astonished the members of our company. the first information came to our ears when Private Wills was reported to have been seen marching through the upper squadroom, smoking his first cigar.

We all extend a hearty welcome to our new company commander, Captain C. C. Agate, who has succeeded Major Orle C. Whitaker.

Company G.

Sergeant Gardner and Corporal Growley have a pet mule which they call Ringling. they were having their picture taken while standing on "Ring's" back. When he decided he dis not like their heels he moved from under them. They did not even make an impression on the ground.

wagoner R. P. Callahan seems to fill the bill as boxing instructor for Company G. He has a class of about sixteen, and they are picking up the fine points of sparring. They will be able to give a good account of themselves if they come in close contact with the Huns.

Sergeant Reid, gas expert, was in charge of nomcom's school the other night and he very efficiently demonstrated the use of the gas mask. He told of the different kinds of gases used by the Germans, and the way to combat gas.

Canteen Expert "Tiny" Goldstein was out riding the other morning. He mounted a horse, which weighed about ten pounds less than he did - that is, with the company's assistance. He rode abut 100 yards when he rolled off - what a relief to the horse. He was again placed upon the horse - poor horse. He got about a half mile out when he again rolled off. Tiny, Tiny went out for a ride; Tiny, tiny took a big slide. Then all the company's horses and the company's men could not put "Tiny" on again. He walked back to ride no more. He now wants to ride on springs.

The company sure did have the "pep" in close order drill the other day. Lieutenant Howell put them through all the work covered to date, and they showed even if they did have to take care of 175 head of stock, they had not forgotten their past training.

At a country club dance in Richmond last Saturday, two of our men, a sergeant and a corporal, had the pleasant experience of running into a stony-hearted chaperon. I wonder who took the girls home. They would not tell but we do know that things are not always as they seem. Dates are easily made but to fill them is another thing.

Company M.

Sergeant Daugherty, Corporal Shafer and Private Hart were transferred to the tank company.

Sergeant Mussman is organizing a company glee club. Some very good talent has arrived with the new draftees.

Mess Sergeant Hafer declares that the new recruits have brought their appetites with them to camp. He is in a quandary as to what will happen when they begin to work under the regular drill schedule.

Private Olander has returned from home. He was operated upon while home and we are glad that he is back with us again.

Corporal Thomas White (sometimes called Lieutenant White) is now attending grenade school and reports that the work is very difficult and strenuous.

Sergeant Popiden never misses a week-end trip to Richmond. There must be some attraction there, Joe. Why not let us in on it?


Company A.

The ranks of Company A has been increased by fifteen new recruits. Leggin-strings and hat-strings tied in fancy bow-knots are in evidence. However, our new comrades are learning fast. Private Massung has learned by personal experience that asbestos board, used as fuel, leaves much to be desired.

On looking over Company B's column, we are surprised at its modesty. Whaddye mean, "supremacy as in all other athletic endeavors"? What's the matter with Company A's basketball team.

After a long series of experiments, Corporal Eggert is able to announce that five biscuits contain the same number of calories as one portion of scrambled egg.

On the same day that Private Corbin returned to our fold, Sergeant Titus procured a gas mask and started to attend the gas lectures. Of Course, this may be only a coincidence, but - .

Company A boasts of its own "rainbow"division - Brown, Gray and Belew.

A large 2 K. W. radio tractor set of the latest design has been added to our company, and being the only one of its kind in Camp Lee, has been the cause of much curiosity and admiration. Sergeant Potter is the proud guardian of this new monster. His deep concern is evidenced by the fact that he and M. S. E. Brown has been making it their sleeping quarters.

Company B.

Sunday morning risings: sergeant Letts, Corporals Rosen and Musser, 10 A. M.; Private Peat, 10:30 A. M.; Sergeant O'Neill, 5:45 P. M.

Thomas Doyle makes a splendid cook, but we thin - in fact we know - he should be instructed in the handling of glassware.

Has our sweet-faced sergeant entered the bonds of matrimony? this perplexing question has been rife in the company for several weeks. If you can solve this you can set many a Virginia heart at ease.

At a recent meeting of the H. H. B. A., the following officers were elected: Instructing H. B., Corporal David F. Oberteuffer; Master B. R., Corporal Warren Wilhelm Rareshied. Several new members were added to our chapter of this organization, Corporal Messner conferring the degrees.

Seen recently on the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike: A certain lieutenant laboriously pushing a baby carriage headed toward Petersburg.

No doubt exists that Sergeant Brown is an excellent motorcycle mechanic, but as a victrola repairman he makes a fine farmer.

Company C.

In silence he baked, then quickly bent down And took from the over, all juicy and brown, Pies that were smiling and tasty and sweet: The K. P.'s stood silent; their eyes said "let's eat." But Cook Herbst was alert, yes, shrewd and suspicious. He knew that his pastries were good, aye, delicious, So he locked them away with a scoff and a jeer, While the K. P.s went back with many a tear. To the peeling of "spuds"and the washing to dishes, Tasks that are weary and farm from their wishes. Poor Kitchen Policeman, how great is your sorrow! But cheer up, by Buddie, and think of the morrow, When the Hun is defeated and sickly and sore, then a Kitchen Policeman you'll be - nevermore.

Herbst should give us an extra piece of pie for thus, but one never can tell.

Private Hudgins lies awake nights moaning: "Gee, I thought I was going to see France. Guess I'll be lucky if I see Paris (Kentucky).

When Sam Gluck plays "caprice Viennois" all our sorrows are carried away with the soothing notes of his violin. Private Gluck is a new man, but we love him like a brother.

Ralph Pickett knows nothing about hogology. He weighted three hams, and because they were the same weight, insisted that the three were off the same pig.

Through the generosity of Corporal Hoopes and Mr. Martin M. Klaiss, of Philadelphia, we now have a victrola and a piano, much to our joy.


Ambulance company 219

Wanted - One hundred men at once to join the Benevolent order of the Rising Sun, See Past Master Franck for particulars.

"Sugar" Remsburg, the Beau Brummel of 319, is still sweetening 'em.

We regret exceedingly to lose Lieutenant Brunk, who is now stationed at the Base Hospital. To a man we are all sorry.

We would like to know whether it was really a sparring match or one of the new Castle steps pulled off by "Perfume" Smith and "Bill" Kitchen the other night.

Russ Tarleton advises that there is the making of a second Oldfield in "Smiley" Carroll.

Craving action, five of our company slighted us for the tanks. They are now at Camp Meade, and ideal place for tanks.


Second Battery.

Inasmuch as most of the members of the battery desired to leave camp on Washington's birthday, thus rendering mid-day jollification on that date impracticable, a special menu and a program of merriment was arranged for Thursday evening. Yells, songs and other special features made merry the spirits of everyone present. Captain Tweddell and Lieutenant Veerdteg's presence livened the social affair.

Our fossers pulled a pleasing stunt on Thursday night by defeating the First Company, O. T. C., by a tally of 29 to 13.

Washington's birthday passed by quietly in the training camp. The day was a full holiday, retreat being the only formation. Many of the fellows spent the day in Richmond and Petersburg.

Equitation has been one of the big features of the week's work. Many of the candidates are having considerable difficulty in getting accustomed to riding. Mounting and dismounting is a feature. Climbing the animal's legs is the only resort for some. Dismounting frequently takes place without command.

Another cold wave. This time we have plenty of fuel.

The School for Bakers and Cooks.

First Class Private Goichi Watanbe has returned from The Flowery Kingdom ( bounded at the West by lower Broadway) and has resumed his duties at the officers' mess.

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Sergeant Lanning, in charge of the school kitchen, has been serving some unusually palatable corn bread lately. Almost he has persuaded us cooks to practice what we preach and eat corn bread three times a week - and relish it. (See Official Memorandum No. 60, Paragraph (k.)

Several absentees have reported sick with the dreaded pass disease. Excessive worry lest they should be unable to return within the five-day limit reacts so unfavorably upon them as to incapacitate them for traveling, thus protracting their absence indefinitely. Perhaps if this disease shows evidences of becoming epidemic Captain Hill will be forced to take precautionary measures to prevent its spreading.

The school kitchen has recently been refurnished with a new range of latest pattern. Assistant Instructor Forsberg has been as happy as an old lady with a new bonnet. It is hard to keep him from duty less than twenty-four hours a day.

Every sergeant first class, mess sergeant and cook should attend the lectures on Monday and Thursday afternoons. Lieutenant Shulz and Oakes and Senior Sergeant Kastner make these lectures very interesting. From them we learn some ingenious methods for the disposition of left-overs. Oatmeal porridge should be converted into succotash, and all left-overs will be relished by the kitchen police. This is what might properly be called "Economical Comicalities."

after twenty-three years' consecutive service in the army Chief Instructor George A. Oakes has been elevated to be first lieutenant, O. M. G. N. A.

First Company.

Sergeant Steeb was unanimously elected athletic director, and we all know that Steeb will execute the duties of his position in a manner that will keep the First Company first.

There are false alarms in camps and garrisons as well as cities, as was attested last Friday night, at 9 o'clock.

Pass me a potato bugg please.

The First Company staged its mid-term relay race in the company street last Thursday, with the following results: Second Platoon, first; Third Platoon, second; First Platoon, third. The winners of the race received a handsome trophy, presented by the other platoons through Lieutenant Martin. Captain Swindell officiated.

In a lengthy parliamentary discussion, presided over by President Shearer, it was decided that nothing could be done about furnishing extension equipment for the various athletic teams of the First Company until the president had first consulted the army regulations and received a ruling on the purchase from the commandant.

Second Company.

The Second Company quartet sang at the evening service in the First Baptist Church in Petersburg, Sunday, February 14. Sergeant A. W. Browning, first tener; C. W. Kirschler, second tener; Sergeant F. W. Glaser, baritone, and Sergeant J. M. Disher, bass, are our four creators of harmony.

During the intervals between shooting on the range Saturday morning, Sergeant Nichols introduced us to a delightful "warming up" game in which a belt plays a very prominent part. We recommend this as a quickening game to the grenade instructors. Sergeant Gaiser can furnish particulars, as he was easily the most popular participant.

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Familiar quotations heard at the Second Company. "Sound-off, File closers," "Anybody got Glaser's Tactical Walks?" "Who's the first man?" (At mess it's always Hough.)

Third Company

All of us have read of whistling bullets, but Candidate Oswald can vouch for the accuracy of such a statement, and not only that, but, he declares they sputter, splash and ping. It's a great life in the butts - but not for Oswald.

When Candidate Irwin wears his tortoise rimmed goggles his face is pretty well defiladed; all but his nose. Face camouflage we call it.

Candidate Hoehl's alarm clock is missing and he blames Candidate Schewe for its disappearance. So much has been heard of that alarm clock, especially between the hours of 10 P. M. and 6:30 A. M., that Candidate Schewe is looked upon as a hero in absconding the ticker even though he be innocent.

Not to forget Candidate Garman's slumber song simulating a favorite hair tonic expression - Snoring, snoring, snore.

Company Three will be right in line when the time comes to show its power athletically. Candidate Davis has been made athletic representative and his efforts will not be in vain in an endeavor to get out good teams. Our warning to other companies is "Beware of Company Three."

Post-mortems on last week's exam were called off. Any one who tempted a question of "How did [illegible] answer,"or "What did you give" [illegible] find himself alone and talking to [illegible] wall. Another exam and we will [illegible] requested to write on both sides of [illegible] paper. The saying that things are [illegible] be "short, but sweet" does not [illegible] good in examinations evidently.

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Fourth Company.

Since we have finished the Duffers Drift problem, Wickham's visits to the Study Hall are less frequent.

The laundry sergeants duties as Company Commander are no less arduous than usual.

The most popular "Outdoor Sport" in the O. T. C. is Reveille.

West is giving the steps rather severe wear, due to numerous visits to the mail box. Possibly the letter from Western Pennsylvania is slightly overdue.

Probably some of us should be trying for commissions in the Q. M. instead of the line.

When Sheasley sighted the relief, excitement blinded him so that the ditch seemed a mere ant hole and in he went. Muddy? Ask Sheasley.

The Fourth Company celebrated Washington's birthday on Thursday evening with a very delightful dinner party. The company owes thanks to Captain Wilshire, who originated the idea, and to Messrs. Mariaty, Willard and Ketchum. The company orchestra rendered several selections while the (Continued on Eighth Page.)

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