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PARATYPHOID NEWSPAPER MEN PACK TRAIN NO. 19 · PDF file 2010-10-13 · out in the 1st Cavalry, Squadron A, Cav airy, and 12th Infantry at McAllen, •also th 3rd Infantry at Pharr

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  • G E T T I N G T O B E SOME RATTLER! W e N o w H a v e

    4 Rattles to Our Credit.

    P u b l i s h e d i n t h e F i e l d b y the N e w Y o r k D i v i s i o n

    " P O S T T O A S T I E S " Are Now Being Eaten at

    H e a d q u a r t e r s M e s s " I t Pays to Advert ise" T H I N K IT OVER!

    O L . l . - N O . 4 H I D A L G O C O U N T Y , T E X A S , S E P T E M B E R 13,1916, 8 P A G E S P R I C E F I V E CENTS

    NEWSPAPER MEN FORM SERVICE CLUB

    P l a n s o f Organizat ion D i s -

    c u s s e d at L e n g t h - M a n y

    O f f i c e r s E l e c t e d

    NO TREASURER ON 201ST. BALLOT

    A new service club has been orgauiz ed at McAllen by tbe war correspon' dents'representing the great New York dailies, on duty with the Division at one time or another since its mobliza- tion. It .was first intended to make i t a secret society, but this proposition i met with no .support, a yachc club wa^ then suggested as a compromise. This J idea met with some favor, and the com- i mittee appointed to procure a suitable j vessel saw Commodore Vapderbilt of i the N . Y . Yacht "Club. He informed j them, however, that his yacht, the i North Star, had been taken by the Brit ish government at the beginning of < the European war, anfl he had not seen it since, hence he was unable to give them the boat. The committee then made inquiry as to the feasibility of procuring tbe Dopey Isaac, of Spanish War fame, but this idea was later abandoned as impracticable, owing to the fact that the publicity which would neccessarily accrue to the owner, should ! he make the gift, would be very dis- tasteful to him.

    A t the last meeting i t was decided to make the club a purely social organi zation " i n B O far as that may be com

    PARATYPHOID | § DISAPPEARING

    M e n S e n t t o B a s e H o s p i t a l

    a t S a n A n t o n i o R e t u r n -

    i n g C u r e d

    NO NEW CASES~Tn TWO DAYS. During the past three weeks upward

    of eighty soldiers of the N . Y . Division have been taken i l l with paratyphoid fever. Owing to the fact that the Camp Hospital at McAllen was not entirely completed, many of these cases were sent to the Base Hospital at San Anto- nio.

    The first cases of the disease were discovered i n the 14th Infantry at Mis - sion and later cases appeared in the 2nd and 69tb Infantry.Sporadic cases broke out in the 1st Cavalry, Squadron A , Cav airy, and 12th Infantry at McAllen,

    •also the 3rd Infantry at Pharr. A field labratory was established at

    McAl len where blood tests were made of a l l suspected cases, thus permitting a prompt diagnosis and segregation of the positive cases.

    Paratyphoid fever is an intestinal dis- ease formerly included, because of our incomplete knowledge, in the

    'typhoid fever group; hence its name. It is, however, f>ow definitely known to be a much milder affection,, shorter in duration, much loss fatal , and so far

    never- observed i n the wide epidemics patible with the ordinary procurement so typical of true typhoid. I t usually o f news."

    " occurs in small groups of cases. The clubs emblem is a cold boiled lobster rampant, somewhat resembling a raw scorpion* except as to color. It is understood the motto is: " Y o u can't keep us out . "

    The exterior design of "the club house resembles to some extent the Park Bow entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge, while the interior decorations follow those of the Press Club—to the extent' that newspapers from Brownsville, San Benito, Mission, Hidalgo and other cities are found in the reading room.

    The charter members are: William Preston Beazell, World, president; Deltus M . Edwards, Herald, president; E a r l J . Hadley, Sun, president; W. A . Davenport, American, president; Rob- ert Lee Lewis; chairman of the board; Carl Dickey,, Times, chairman of th board; Martin Green, Evening World, chairman of the board; Captain Robert B . K i d d , Journal, asst. president, Isaac Russell, . M a i l , asst. president, R. H. Bohde, Tribune, asst. chairman of board; F . H . Price, jr. , Telegraph, non- resident chairman of the board.

    The secretaries are as follows: W B. Bae, Times; W. S. Gi l l , American Tracey H . Lewis, Telegraph, M . P. Goodfellow, Brooklyn Times, H , G. Tel- ford, Sun; P . A . Tierney, Albany Times-Union, G. E . Longhery, Ameri- can; H . J . Kl ine , Globe; B. D. Why tock, World; H . C. Bate, jr., Press; P. W. Ward, RIO Grande RATTLER; W. L . Thompson, Associated Press; Jerome L . Smith, Albany Knickerbocker Press; W. E . Sogers, Brooklyn Eagle; A . L . Drew, Press; E . N . Jackson, American Press Association; C. G. Milham, Brooklyn Eagle; G. S. Wheat, Herald- News; John Rogan, Brooklyn Citizen; Leander Gale, Brooklyn Standard Un- ion; J . W. Curley, Times; H . P . Jarvis, Buffalo "Courier; E . Von Wening, Brooklyn Eagle; John Melicit, Ameri- can; W. -McCormick, Times; J . U . Smith, American; J . C. Butcher, Times; I. Moritz, McAllen, (Tex.) Monitor. M . L . Deutsch, American! C. G. Jordan, Evening World.

    The members have found i t impos- sible to agree upon a treasurer.

    There are no associate members.

    PACK TRAIN NO. 19 OFJ. S. ARMY

    Pack Master R. L . Evans

    Rapidly Organizes the Newly

    Enlisted Mules

    READY FOR SERVICE WITH N. Y. D.

    Practically a l l our large American ci- ties have a certain number of cases of

    \ paratyphoid every year. The unfami- l iar i ty of the disease to the general

    , 'public in spite of this is the surest cv i - -; dehce ot its comparitively slight impor-

    tance. I t is not negligible but should bo easy to control, and should not cause any seridus amount of illness, much less fatality.

    .The medical officers of the Division while keenly alive to tbe importance of keeping the disease under constant sup- ervision ,at no time displayed any fear of a wide spread epidemic owing to the cleanliness of the camps and excellent physical condition of the men.

    The. importance of this outbreak due to tho highly infectious nature of tho disease and the fact that although mild i n character there is always a like-

    • lybood that such a number of cases • -might develop as to seriously effect the efficiency of the entire organization for some time to come.

    The organiation of tbe Medical De- partment of the Division for the hand-, l ing of the outbreak was divided into three sections a l l of which acted through the Division Surgeon L t . CoL W m . S. Terriberry.

    The first comprised the investigation and inspection of all suspected locali- ties and persons. The second, the lab- ratory work which made all necessary examinations and supervised tbe prep- aration of charts and maps of suspected localities.

    The third or administrative section had charge of all reccommendations, or- ders and regulations.

    The chemical aspect of the fever was cared for by the medical officers at- tached to the camp hospital who kept careful records and histories of a l l cases under their charge.

    The Division Medical Officers be- lieve that this is the first opportunity afforded in this country to study the disease on a large rscalc, and their re port wi l l be received in scientific cir -eles with much interest.

    Brigadier-General Williajn Wilson, Commanding 3rd N.Y. My. Brigade, N. G., U. S.

    HEALTH OF DIVISION REMARKABLY GOOD

    T h e M o n t h of A u g u s t Fur

    nishes Very Interesting

    S t a t i s t i c s

    AVERAGE RATE OF 11-2 PER CENT

    OUR H O N O R R O L L .

    Yearly subscriptions in the order re- i *ceiyed: ' Ma.> Cornelius Vanderbilt, Div. Staff.

    M a j . S. P . Corbett, Corps of Engi- neers.

    Lieut. Leo P . Knust, 7th Infantry. Capt. Edward P . Dillon, 60th Inf. Col- George Albert Wingate, 2nd

    Fie ld /Arti l lery. •Maj. George E . Roosevelt, 12th Inf. Capt. Charles E . Fiske, 1st Calvery. Lieut. Hamilton H . Barnes, 1st Cav. M a j , Scott Button, 2nd Infantry. Lieut . Col Henry S. Sternberger, Div '

    •Q. M . ' Capt. Guy Bates, Engineers.

    F I E L D D A Y . A t a meeting of the representatives

    of al l the units of the Division now on the border, held at Division Head- quarters yesterday, it was decided to hold a field and frontier day on the parade ground south of Headquarters on Saturday, September s80,;1916.

    The exhibition wi l l inelude bronco busting, roping contests, rough riding, polo., horse, mule and bronco races, ex- hibition drills, and field events. r~-

    - Buckskin R e d " of our Pack Train challenged any cowboy in Texas to

    ipete* against him in riding wild jes and mules. 'iirtker information relating to the •ieSj etc., wi l l he .famished on np- ation to Sergt. M . A . Hart, D iv i - : Headquarters.

    Ia a previous issue we published the statistics of the general health of the N . Y . Division from the middle of July until the middle of August, and were pleased to note that the rate was but a fraction over two percent. We now publish the figures from August 1 to August 31, which shows that the aver- age was .0152, or fifteen sick to every 1,000 in the Division ,hardly more than would be i l l in that number i f at home. This includes all men suffering from cuts, bruises, kicks, etc. The table follows:

    STATISTICS—Daily Sick Rate 1

    ENGINEER CORPS IS REORGANIZED

    It is Now a Regiment and in

    C o m m a n d o f L t . C o l .

    Conrow

    TITLE 1ST NEW YORK ENGINEERS

    Augut August August August August A

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