Camp Dix Pictorial Review - 20 July 1918
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Major General Sturgis, Commander, and Officers of the Eighty-Seventh Division. Click on image to view larger photo.
- LINED UP FOR CALISTHENICS AT ONE OF THE CONVALESCENT WARDS.
- “I DON’T WANT TO GET WELL”
- REAL “DOUGHBOYS” IN THE BAKERY MIXING ROOM - As many as 47,000 lbs. of bread have been baked at the Camp Dix Bakery in a day.
This bread is all baked in six-loaf pans, two pounds to the loaf. In the bakery proper there are three large ovens with a capacity of 660 pounds at one issue. In addition to these there are two batteries of three field ovens; the six ovens having a combined capacity of more than a thousand pounds.
Every morning big covered motor trucks deliver the bread to the kitchens throughout the Camp and—the boys do the rest.
- INTERIOR VIEW OF THE LIBERTY THEATRE AT CAMP DIX WHICH SEATS 3000 PEOPLE
- WATER TOWER AT THE RIFLE RANGE.
- THE DIX SOLDIER FARMERS “FALL IN” ALONG THE FURROW.
- PLOWING AND PLANTING POTATOES ON THE 400-ACRE WAR FARM AT CAMP DIX
About four miles out from Camp —ask one of the boys who has hiked it out and back—is the Dix rifle range in the Jersey pines. The range itself is in charge of Lieutenants Schnackenberg and Livingston and a detail of men who are quartered in a number of buildings at the range. This is a small Camp in itself with its own water and sewer system.
- LIEUTENANTS SCHNACKENBERG AND LIVINGSTON AND RIFLE RANGE DETAIL
- MAJOR WARNER, OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE UTILITY DEPARTMENT, CAMP DIX Q. M. C.
- AMBULANCES OF THE CAMP MEDICAL DETACHMENT.
- WHEN THE CAMP DIX BASEBALL TEAM PLAYED THE NEW YORK GIANTS.
At this writing, the Camp Dix baseball team has won 13 out of 20 games, a percentage of .650. This percentage puts them into the ranks of the country’s best, although baseball is simply their recreation while they are training to be soldiers. Were they training to play baseball only, not even the New York Giants would stop them? As it was the score when Dix met McGraw on June 16 was 6-3 in favor of Jawn’s professionals.
- CAMP DIX MILITARY POLICE, CO. 21. (Major E. L. Dougherty, Commander)
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Mastication and Coal
Coal is king! Wheat in the U. S. A. is comparatively a very petty monarch, but Coal is the Big It, the Great Mogul, the “Me” of All Things these days.
We can easily eat less bread and no white bread. In fact, some bakers make War Bread
so good it is better to the palate than Peace Bread. European peasants who eat coarse bread need little attention from the dentist, hence the reduction and change in diet may do those at home a world of good, but a coal-less day in winter.
Mother or sister cold? No coal in the house! Such a thought is sufficient to unnerve the bravest soldier, as a soldier who is brave loves his home—they are interwoven in the mesh of his soul.
Kultur Kall of the Wild
WHEN A YELLOW CUR BECOMES THE LEADER OF A PACK OF KAISER-GREY WOLVES.
“A German does not become a human being until he is an officer.”— Statement of a German officer— which, incidentally, is a typical boorish Prussian way of informing the German masses that they are dogs.
“France is not a country; it is a religion.”—Rabbi Wise.
No truer epigram was ever conceived in the history of the English language. Individual martyrs to a great and glorious cause we have had many, but “They shall not pass,” made effective by the blood of a million French martyrs, saved the world.
He Remembered the Rule and Forgot the Peril
The main road between Camp Dix and Wrightstown was closed for repairs, hence a detour over a wild, rutty country road. At once place the road is divided by a stretch of two or three hundred feet of second growth bush.
An officer on a motorcycle was riding on the wrong side, and realizing his error crossed through an opening in the bushes to the other side, emerging in front of a touring car driven by a young lady.
The car hit the motorcycle and threw the rider into the adjoining grass. The fair driver rushed from her car and frantically inquired if he were hurt badly and may she take him to the Base Hospital.
“Yes,” he replied with a smile, as he straightened up, “I am not injured, but take me to the psychological ward.”
Photo by White Studio, Camp Dix. N. J.
Major-General Samuel D. Sturgis
MAJOR-GENERAL SAMUEL D. STURGIS, commanding the 87th Division, now at Camp Dix, is of fighting stock. Born in St. Louis August 1st, 1861, he graduated from West Point 1884.
His father was a West Pointer and so is the general’s son, the latter having graduated this year. All three were adjutants during their terms at West Point. Many of the officers in the 87th Division are from Mississippi and Tennessee and their fathers and grandfathers fought under or against General Sturgis, the father of the present general.
Following the Civil War his father was colonel of the 7th Cavalry under General Custer, but not on duty at the time of the massacre. His brother, however, was one of the bands of 264 immortals who perished with Custer in 1876.
General Sturgis has seen service in both Cuba and the Philippines. He was aide for several years to General Merritt. He has always been in the Field Artillery.
Listening to three birds try to get a chow in a frog hash house.
- TWO SCENES IN THE CAMP DIX SHOE REPAIR SHOP.
- BEEF PLATFORM AT THE CAMP DIX REFRIGERATING PLANT.
- Photo by P. Pigmy. 808 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. - CAMP DIX MILITARY POLICE, CO. 24
- DIGGING SEWER TRENCH IN WRIGHTSTOWN.
Labor around Camp Dix is scarce. The sewers must be installed at an early date, so the merchants, salesmen and clerks rolled up their sleeves and helped the laborers. Mrs. Holman, owner of the Washington Inn, helped at this work as she did to ra se the money to buy the equipment and hire the laborers.
- CONVALESCENTS ON A WARD PORCH AT BASE HOSPITAL
- THE SERGEANT-ARTIST-SCULPTOR RE MAKES THE HEAD OF A Y. M. C. A. MAN.
- LEAP-FROG; LOTS OF PLAY IN THE ARMY.
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- BLOWING UP “MARNE HILL” AT DIX WITH A NEW AMERICAN EXPLOSIVE.
- WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TRENCHES 100 FEET FROM A CRATER - On the right are men with oxygen helmets who rushed into craters after explosion for samples of gas.
- TWO SCENES OF THE RAILROAD ENGINEERS MESSING IN THE OPEN
- MOVING DAY
- TREKKING IT TO ANOTHER BARRACK WITH BED AND BAGGAGE.
- A LIEUTENANT GIVES A TALK ON THE RIFLE.
- RIFLES TO TALK TO THE HUN KAISER IN THE ONLY LANGUAGE HE UNDERSTANDS—BLOOD AND IRON.