Cartoons and Comic Strips from Camp Dix Newspapers
Many stories have been written, some with the ear-marks of absolute truth and others slightly colored to suit the imagination of the word-artist painting the picture.
These stories tell of many and various forms of entertainment provided by impromptu talent in impromptu theatres and halls. Anyone acquainted with conditions at Camp Dix will readily realize that our boys when on the other side, need never lack entertainment.
In the multitude of men gathered from all walks of life, musicians, vocal and instrumental, monologue artists, humorists, and cartoonists will be found; some of them with a surprising degree of talent and in sufficient number to provide entertainment that might even please the fastidious vaudeville goers of the great city.
When far from home the artist need not be of the highest caliber demanded by the circuit managers, but it might pay some of the latter who scout for new geniuses, to spend a few days in either a significant construction or military training camp.
Here the men have an opportunity of demonstrating their ability; true, some of them only deserve what is known in the vernacular as the "hook." Others, however, have an instinctive adeptness for entertaining which seemingly requires only proper training.
Nevertheless, these boys are performing more important work in their services for the government and are also providing incidental amusement for the men during leisure hours—they gain a double advantage and so does Uncle Sam.
Listening to a Mexican Athlete Throw the Bull to the Boys at the Club
Character Building by Uncle Sam: Fun, Exercise, and Education of the National Army in War Times as Seen in Camp Dix 1918, p. 13.
How to Volunteer to Peel Potatoes at Camp Dix.
Character Building by Uncle Sam: Fun, Exercise, and Education of the National Army in War Times as Seen in Camp Dix 1918, p. 14.
The National Army is Hard At It.
Camp Dix Pictorial Review: A Picture History of a National Army Cantonment, Vol. 1, No. 1, November 1917, p. 12.
When That 15th NY Band Starts a Rag
Camp Dix Pictorial Review: A Picture History of a National Army Cantonment, Vol. 1, No. 1, November 1917, p. 20.
Do You Ever Look For Anyone at Camp?
Camp Dix Pictorial Review: A Picture History of a National Army Cantonment, Vol. 1, No. 1, November 1917, p. 22.