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The Letters of

Clarence E. Johnson
1917-1920
Compiled By: Ashleigh Englett
The Letters of
Clarence E. Johnson
1917-1920
Compiled By: Ashleigh Englett
Birchwood Blue Hills Charter School
I n t r od u ct ion
What you will be reading in this book is a collection of letters written by Clarence E. Johnson to his
friend, and later wife, Verna May Johnson. Clarence wrote these letters to Verna while he was serving
in WW1. The letters portray a man that tells of his love and aection for his family and his time spent
in the war. I have compiled these 56 letters by scanning each one and creating a book with them.
My connection to Clarence and Verna is by relation; I am their great, great granddaughter.
Ive created this book to preserve my familys history. I might not have ever known them,
but after reading these letters I have a better understanding of my great, great grandfather,
great, great grandmother, and part of their life. Clarences letters date back through the years 1917-
1920.
I hope after reading this, others will be inspired to venture into their own family history
and nd things they can preserve and share with the world.
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I hy t he set-reta r v of war duri ng Ihe mi llio n, '
pa s t week Ihere is not. hi ng t o he T he gas servtco has been nJformc!l.
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I front has developed so t hat the al - ordinate the s ervice at. t lu- f ro nt
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T he most suecessru I of these Irom 'bert is in charge.
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IXDI:\KAPOLIS NEWS, SATLRDAY, JL"LY 27, 1918.

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THE POTATO PEELER
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H' QUEEREST thing about th' war, al fur
as I can see,
Is th' way th' mot hers carry on-they kind
0' tickle me.
Each one has certain noti ons that her own
boy ought to git
Th' best bed in t h' ba rracks an' t h' onl y food
that's fit. '
Leastways that's how it sounds t o me when
I hear Raymie's Ma
A-shootin' off her troubles from th' trenches
in her jaw.
Says she-'twuz )ust this momin' while she
put her hall' in comb:
" He never peeled p'taters when he lived with us
at home! " ,
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KIND 0' guess that Raymie knows th' way
sh e carries on
A-judgin' from th' letters that he writes since
he's been gone.
He tell s her all th' f unny things a soldier
has to be-
He told her just th' ot er day they'd made
him a K. P.
Well, she just ranged th' neighborhood
a-wantiri' to discu 8
Why sol dier boys wuz made to join th' Knights
of Pythius.
"An', anyway," she whi mpered, with her eyes
to heaven's dom e:
"He never peeled p'tater when he lived with
us at home!"
"HE'S policeman in th' citchen!" I explained
what K. P . mea n.
But she didn't stop t o list en- she had other
woes to vent.
Then she held a lof t a pict ur e, one from "Over
There" some pl a e,
' Twuz her boy a-peelin' 'tat ers with a gas mask
on his f ace.
Folks, I couldn't help a -Iaughin', though to
laug-h wuz kind 0' mean,
When she thought it was a false face like they
wear on Hollow en!
"But," says she, "there ain't no telJin'-once a
boy begins to roam
"He never peeled p'taters when he lived wit h
us at home!"
THE nnnANAPOLIS XEWS, SATURDAY, JUI.JY 27,
DETAILS OF STATE TITLE
PLAY WON BY SIELKEN
-TENNIS NEWS ATHLETICS
PICTURE OF REMARKABLE FINISH OF HEAT IN WHICH T\
OF GREAT HOOSIER SIRE, PETER THE GREAT, ARE ON
Thp n' the L a urel Chest.nut I', tel' Io' "[ o r " the summer i,
t}. ( 'rl>a rj <Y:' are m gone. (' u-l e...; L(,()llard J the woj t-kuow
..:r - I Hoston s or t sman, pain for Chest
good a. I," ra es at t nut Pet , .' 0 there a r e ot hers beside.
ha lf -mile t ra rk mee I year. 2\JlIl'phy t ha t think that the young Sal
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1,>1'1' , a t wo-y ea r ol d colt b)' Peter t h
ter-s are st., F; grea t :0 m . The pi c- I Great, ott d to a r ecord of il
ture above shows t r" P eter the a wlrmtr K race a t Toledo this week, an,
BOUT WITHDEMPSEY Gr ea t s H nll vroo d Bob ( I 2:04:v. Chest- Mr. Geers, who h eld the retns 0\"
l I -., _ tum, sa vs that he a trotting frea. K.
nut I et pr _: n,l t a. 1 !'elka, fintsh- Then .\[1' neers h a s P et er June
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INNER TO BE RECOGNIZED AS R a nd a ll meetmg. This shows of las t year, nil get fOl: the futurl-
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(not e how 0" ner and drtv e r Dodge Is. ledo this week ann t.he colt looked tf
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THE HATCHET
Published On The High Seas
Vol. 6 Thursday, Aug. 22, 1918 No.4
"IT'S A LIE" SHRIEKS BRITISH ATTACK
I I EDITORIAL
ADM. von CAPELLE IN ON 9-MILE FRONT
FIGHTING GUTS A1"D FIGHTING
LETTER TO HATCHET NETS LARGE GAIN
EFFICIENCY
Vehement denial from German Naval
Penetrate Hun Pos,iti ons To
We are now in the war zone .
Headquarters was received today as a
Depth Of Three Miles In
Each man has had inculcated in him by
result of The Hatchet's exclusive story of I
now that quality called discipline-the
Drive For Bapaume
the unique capture of a German subma
readiness ami mental attitude instantly
rine yesterday. The following letter was and cheerfully to obey an order.
[By Radio to the Hatchet)
written by Admiral Von Capelle, Chief of
But this alone is insufficient. A foot
ST. JOHNS, N. 5., Aug. 22.-Eariy this
the German Admiralty, and is published ball team may have the best players in the
at the reader's own risk.
world but it is not a winning team until
morning the British attacked in a new
it has acquired that quality which makes
offensive on a nine mile front north of
Kiel, August 21st, 1918.
it a TEAM and not eleven separate
Editors, Der Hatchet:
the Anere and it is understood that the
Verdammter Chentelmans:
players.
So, having acquired discipline, we must
Germans lines were penetrat-d to a depth
Ven I got today my copy from Der go still farther to obtain fighting efficiency.
of three miles in the direction of Ba
Hathet, "it makes me so schrecklich mad
Bravery is the commonest of human paume. The British third army under
I got to sit right avay down und write attributes. The average man is brave.
General Byng are responsible for this
you a letter to say dot it vas all lies und
Sometimes it is physical bravery and
advance.
sometimes the bravery of the man "who
Schweinhund Yankee bluff. You didn't
In his report to the war office at noon
capture one from mein U-boats und if
hasn't sense to be afraid."
Field Marshall Haig reported that satis
The bravery which counts most is the
you did, it vas- not no ni:e vay for you
knowledge that you can depend on your
fac tory progress had been made. At five
to did it. Especially now ven der noble
comrades; the belief that your company
o'clock on the dot there was a terrific
sausages iss so awful scarce in der Vater is the best company in the best battalion
bombardment started by the allied troops
land, it is a sagreligious shame to vaste
in the best organization in the world, and
and a large force went over the top.
a willingness to work to prove it. This is
vieners like dot. Ven I tink how you
The French are continuing their ad
dropped der luffiy sissiges in der cold, vet
"team work'l-e-esprit de corps-and in
this spirit lies "fighting efficiency."
vance between the Oise and the Aisne.
salt vater, it hurts me so I got to cry.
There is no place for the "guard house
The new attack was carried out without
Und is dot any nice vay to haf your lawyer" or the man who, on i eceiving an
any preliminary bombardment but with
loafer band play out loud Der Warht Am
order, wonders whether the "old man"
the assistance of large numbers of tanks.
knows what he's talking about.
Rhein ven dey know dot der Hoch Befehl
fro m Allerhochstergrossenstabsgeneral
The spirit which wins ball games is the
spirit which wins battles-fighting "guts"
von Darnpfnoodel zu Berlin says positive
WAR DEPARTMENT
and fighting efficiency, We have but one
every German soldier or sailor must got
motto, "We deliver the goods." Washington
Are you doing your best? If not, get
Dear Captain:
busy!
I doubt if anyone who has not
A Commanding Officer.
had the experience of a war time
BASE BALL SCORES
WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS
transport can fully app r ecia t e The
Rhein?
to stand up ven plays Der W..cht Am
Hatchet, copies of which you have
NATIONAL LEAGUE
been good enough to send to me.
St. Louis 3; Brooklyn 1 12 In.
Now for der luff of Gott, lay offen me
for a vile. I got already too much
I appreciate your thoughtfulness
Pittsburg 3; Boston 2 trouble. Efery day der Kaiser giffs me
and will keep them here on my
der Teufel because so verdammt many
Americans gets across . But vot can I do
Chicago 9; New York 2
desk for a more leisurely reading.
Cincinnati 4; Philadelphia 3 ,
ven all the time you sink my U-boats in
Will you not convey alao to the
AMERICAN LEAGUE
stead I sink your transports. Belief me,
publishers of the journal my thanks?
Mr . Hatchet I got a dog's life.
Philadelphia 4; Chicago 1
Yours for Schreckliehkeit,
Cordially yours,
Boston 4; St. Louis 1 ;
VON CAPELLE.
NEWTON D. BAKER,
New York 5; Detroit 2 I 5 P. S.-If you got left some of dot sissige,
Secretary of War.
send me please a few. I ain't fressen real
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vieners so long it makes me sick.
THE WOOD PILE
"Hew to the line, let the quips fall
where they may."
Pvt. Cal. S. Theriic says if they can't
get more room for setting-up exercises
in the morning the non-corns ought to
confine the program to eye-blinking
and ear-wiggling movements.
Seaweed Mike says there must be light
Field Artillery ahead as he saw a single
tree float by last night.
It's our opinion that THE drummer of
THAT Jazz band certainly throws a
couple of dirty sticks.
It's no use, Clarence, tr ying to lather
up with ocean water and Fairy soap.
LAST night.
WHEN the band was playing.
AND everything was rosy.
WITH the barometer staying up.
AND dinne-r staying down .
ALL of a sudden.
SOME eagle eye popped up.
__ 0 cers' ,ok
"LOOKOUT !
ASUBl"
HE hollered.
AND all the peace and quiet.
DISAPPEARED.
AND everybody was het up.
THEN a naval officer ram'.' around.
AND took a look.
"HELL!" sez h".
"THEM'S porpoises."
AND ver vbody looked foolish.
AND sat down again.
AND the band went on playing.
AIN'T it silly.
THE way an inno cent fish.
CAN show up a bunch.
OF so-called human beings?
I thank you.
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THANKS---WE THINK SO, TOO
Our copies of The- Hatchet we have
read from end to end and a few of our
impressions to the editors we send. The
Wood Pile page is full of pep, the sporting
page a treat; and the way you handle
local stuff is pretty hard to beat. In fact
we like The Hatchet from the handle to
the blade. We like the men- who make
it arid the ship where it is made. If you
should ever need our help to keep it sharp
and bright, we'll help you with our in
tellect, our money or our might.
- t h Arnm. Tr.
THE HATCHET
KITCHEN POLICE
VICTORIOUS ON
OOZE RIVER FRONT
[By Flying Fish To The Hatchet.]
CHEESE-ON . CRACKERS, GREASE,
Aug. 22.-Gtn. Lunch Room reports that
the desperate counter attack under Gen.
Cocky Roach has ended in the complete
rout of the enemy forces.
"At one time" reads Gen. Lunch Room's
dispatch, "the enemy almost succeeded
in winning our counter but the splendid
work of Generals Thompson and Childs
enabled us to clear the sector.
"The hostile forces made a determined
resistance on the off side of the Ooze
River, just below the village of Rhu
Barb-en-Pie but nothing could with
stand the deadly work of our regiment of
Hunyadi Whoopsnacks, which, under Col.
Epsom , was most active on this salient.
The: Bun Forces were obliged to fall back
to the rear on Kitch en Police, cornple t
ing their di slodgment."
Gen. Lunch Room adds that "great
credit must be given our shock t roops,
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Dere Pop-I've just kum in from a drill
weed use to leave this ship flat on its
back in the middel of the ocean if itshud
ever make funny with us when we here
a flock of bells and bugles we no the stuff
is off and weer gain to go on without the
bote now if everyone wuz to just jump
offen the bote there wouldnt be no sistem
to it and men ud be getten off without
serviss rekorrls or nuthin and swimin
round in the ocean all outa collum an
everything and gosh our sargents ud be
sore an weed get the dikkens so when
we here this hell of a noise of horns and
stuff like the time we wuz at that saloon
in weehauken on new years eve we go
thru forteen long narrow dark halls and
up seven steep slippery stairs an in each
korner a guy stands and yells shake it up
an move out or keep to the rite or l-tts
go an yuh feel like sayin go to hell only
its so dark yuh cant tell if its a privet or
sum offiser th ats lost an is just yelling to
purtend he knows whe-re he is all the
time then finallv we kum out on the dekk
an ta ke our place i got a good !safe wun
way back by a smok st ak with about a
t housand peepu! between me and the
water sum poor fellas is jammed right up
close to the railing where theyd got all
I soaked with waves an everything we
ocki ng!y, :..t!mLUil:hout.:-!-usuall.\w;tanci f! fpro :J up!" of.
It is believed that the genera ls cited
will be adn it te-i to the Order of t he Pie
Cru st for th ir isringuished work in this
engagement.
I Food Will Win The War
- Don't Taste It!
1--- Don't spill the beans!
2--Chow only twice a day!
3---Conserve the Jam-shave
it only around the
decks, doors, halls
and stairways.
4---Don't waste good food
on overfed fishes!
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HERBERT HEAVER
Benighted Skates Food
Administration
pickin our teeth and being told not to
t hrow cigaret stub bs overboard as its
dangerus i gess them submarines must
be hell on snipe shoo tm ez far es i can
make out t hey pick up the stubbs and by
cornpewt in t he average length they kin
te ll that a party of travelin salesmen hez
gone by if there long and that its troops
if there all short yuh certinly gotta watch
them snipes well pop i gotta quit now an
get in line fer sornethin yer always in
line fer somethin in this war, in line fer
almost anything but promoshun i r ess
dis infectantly yoor s george
BASEBALL FOR FRENCH ARMY.
PARIS; The French war ministry has
ord e-red base hall training for soldie-rs,
believing it to b.., helpful for hand gren
ade practice. Johnny Evers of Cubs and
Braves fame was asked to instruct a corps
and went immediately on his mission,
taking with him two well known ball
players.
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MASS W I LL BE HELD IN
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AT 6: 15 EVERY MORNI N G
THE HATCHET
Published On The High Seas
Vol. 6
Friday, Aug. 23, 1918
CAPTURE 15,000 HUNS IN TWO DAYS;
ALLIED DRIVE CONTINUES TO GAIN
Germans Ret reat ing Between Gise and Mat z--
Hun Bombing Raid Fa ils, ;Vhile mer ica ns
Bomb German Railroads Successfully
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LONDON, Aug. 22.-Further smashes
again st the Germans in Picardy were
made by both Brit ish and Fr ench tr oops
today. In the Noyon region French troops
battered th e,I' way aft er taking Lass igny
" mil ; .md a hal f beyond t he city. are
th :1I1 fift een thousan d hav- be- n taken by
th e Fre-nch in tWII days. This aftern oon's
Fre-nch official repor t sa ys; "Duri ng
the . nigh t our troops maintained cont act
wi th th-, retre ating enemy be tween
Booo__""" t """" 1\ a t.z au-: ttre ise a n d 1 c a st
of the Ois-. Not the leas t important
feat ur e of the operations is th .-t they ro n
stitute a grave threat to the en-my's
posit ion nort h of the Aisne. General
Ma ngin remar ked, "Progress continued
on the south and th e tot al number of
prisoners ta k- ri on the front between the
Oise and the Ais ne in th e three day' s
fighting was over ten t ho usand ta ken by
th e Ameri cans and French. We are on
the east of t he Oise cast of Noyon fr om
Sempigny to Breti gn y.
AMERICAN BOMBING
RAID EFFECTIVE.
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN
F RANCE. Aug, 22.-Many di rect hits
were made by Ame r ica n flyers Tuesday
in a bombing raiJ on Flabeuville in the
department of Muert he e t Mosell e. Con
sidera ble da mage was done to ra ilroad
tracks. All of t he American planes rc
turned sa fely in spite of heavy anti-air
craft fire direct ed agains t them.
AIR RAID ON PA', IS FAILS.
PARI S, Aug. 22.-An attempted air
rai :' on Paris this morning was i rustra ted
r-y French planes antl anti-air . r aft guns
it wa s o. ncial ly announcd. Th; at
tempted raid was made at ten a. m. this
morning.
TONNAGE LOS SES INCREASED.
LONDO1\'. Aug. 22,- Alli.,.d and neutral
gross tonnag" su nk by mines
ari .l su bmar in- during th e mont h of
J uly agg rega ted 313,011 tons , accord
ing to t he official stat eme nt just maIe
publi c. This report shows an increase
a ' er t he J une: osses of 20,552 tons .
ITALIAN SUB IN DARING RAID
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gaurnl t through a mi
of Ouarn- ro the It al i
torpedoed and sank a Aus tr ian steam
ship and returned sa:.. }' to it s base it
was officially announ r tod ay. I
LONDON, Aug. 22.- Twelve forty-fi ve
thi s morning found the British at t acking
t he whole fr ont between tile Ancre and
t he Sornme. Americ 1 t roops brigaded
with the British were operati ng in this
sector a few days ago ,
LON DON, Aug. 22- The wor kers in the
big Krupp works in Essen thr eatened to
strike within forty eight hours according
to a 'te legr aph ex, hange despat ch fr om
Amst erdam, Strikes are said also to be
spreading to the big indus trial centers
and women are ernp oyed in the ma nu
facture of i.ig guns for th e ar my and
navy,
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 22.-Thomas
]. Mooney, labor l- , del'. was today r e
fused a new trial. Th is is the second at
tempt to sec ure a new t ri al. Mooney
was r onv icted of kilii ng a number of
persons by throwing aborn b into a crowd
of marchers who were ma rching in the
preparcun ess parade t wo years ago .
No.5
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ACT ONE
Scene: Un cle Tom". Cabin - Ai . le 4 . Space G3
T i me A. M.
Uncl e Tom and hi. D;phe w. ar e .lecpinK' more
or le .. p e a cefufl v ai x in a bu nk.
Enter Si mon Le gree with a. bugle
LEGREE: Toot -toor-te toot: Root-te-toot
toot: Shake it up, II en! Line up for
ab andon "hip dri l :
:\EPHEWS: (chorus) * ? * ? ." **
LEGRE E: (peevish ly) Come on! Break
away from t he Ostermoorsl
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LEGREE: On you r place , men: II 1
blonds with umber ending in seven
or eleven, stand wit h both fed on
the floor. II alie n enemies with
numbers ending in fr actions, line up
six inches to t he left ot the ceiling.
Nephews fan in, amid a-r e a t scuffli na- of t he Re
aale . an d co mme nc e to trip gail y up thei r
aeven fl i ahta of ataira.
Ente r de ck a ua r d No. 8 13 tal kin lr i n hi leep,
DECK GUARD: Yuh gotta keep moving
men - Yuh can' t sta nd here.
Curtain
ACT TWO
Scene: 400 men are atan dinlr in 14 square
yard. on B deck.
Priva t e J. E. Crowde r would like to b low hi .
n but 1. unable t tifet hi.. b..a.od up t hi.
LEGREE: Close up there, men. Wha d
dyuh t hink t his is, a polo field?
Enter 2nd Lt. Rick O'Shea . who finally
manage. to force. hi. w ay to
the railin(l' .
LT. RICK O'SHEA: Now you men ha ve
. got to be more careful about th row
ing toy ba lloons overboard as they in
dicate to th e enemy j ust whic h way
th e wind is blowing. Ano the r th ing
I wan t to mention is th at -
Enter deck gu a rd No .1008.
DECK GUARD: Look here men-yuh' ve
gotta keep movi ng-yuh ca n' t sta nd
here.
Ex it all hurri edl y. Curtai n
Continued on page two.
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THE WOOD PILE
" H ew to the line, let the quips fall
where they may."
A SOLDIER'S SOB
We sleep in a space
Upon na ry a feather
So cr owded apace
We must all breathe together.
We crawl in by detail
And get up by count
And sit on our bunk ra il
Prepared to dismount .
A sergeant yells "Now," then
We all squirm awhile,
"Shake it up there, you men"
And we bounce to the ai sle.
If a red pepper smell
Got spread o'er the seas
'Twould surely be Hell
As there's no room to sneeze.
Our Rotund Surgeon says it's remark
able how many more cig ar lighters than
cigars there are aboard.
Farbeit from us to o'erturn the habits
of a lifetime bu t attent ion is called to the
b
it was decided to remove the spoon be
fore drinking from a cup, it being found
to be much safer.
Sgt. Carranza says that "considering the
few horses there are aboard, there's a
hell of a lot of picket line lying around
this ship."
"Don't make my son an adjutant,"
The draft boy's mother said
"If he can 't serve his country's cause
I'd rather he were dea d. "
"Of all sad word s of tongue or pen, the
saddest are these: "Keep Moving Men!"
Pvt. Hobb Nail.
The village correspondenre school
philosopher remarks that "A mail censor
is nec essary because some guys have no
sense."
om Mother Hubbard
Won't go to the cupboard
To grab off a victual to eat.
Says she, "On the ocean
This darned rolling motion
A prize is offered to the one submi tting
the cleverest concluding line .
Present all suggestions at the post offi-:e,
care of The Ha tchet.
MAIL CLOSES
A notice has been posted that it will
be impossible to mail anything on the
ship after Saturday noon . This of course
does not exclude the possibility of mail
ing the later copies of The Hatchet on
shore after disembarkation.
"TWINS" VS. "DISINFECTANTS"
UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
Cont inued from pr-ge one
ACT THREE
Scene: Uncle Tom'. Cabi n Baai n. Ent e r Little
Eva weep i n lr bitterly and wobbli nK' a bit .
LITTLE E\"A: Whatter yuh goin' to do
about me? You gotta have "'IE in
thi s pla y. You can't ha ve an Uncle
Tom's Cabin with ou t Litt le Eva.
Enter Mr. Marks, the Gua rdhouse law
yer. with a Manual for Courh
MGrtial under hi. arm.
LAWYER I\IARKS: It says her e dist inctl y
in G. O. 999, as amended by Changes
No. 65, W. D. 1776, that non-combat
ant women, girl s or other nuisances
shall not reside, abid e, live, exist or in
any way inhabit ar my transports.
[Turns to Eva] You'll ha ve to die
three scenes earlier than usual.
LITTLE EVA: Oh, I dont want to die.
I was just becomin g able to-
DECK GUARD NO. 23: Well, yuh can' t
stand there! Yu'll have to keep movin' !
Exit Little Eva t o Heave n, vie Crow'e Nest.
Cur t a in.
TRANS-ATLANTIC
VAUDEV ILLE
UNI QUE SIDESPLI TT I NG
Pvt. Fitzen Starll In Hi.
Trall'ic Bit, Entitled
"WHAT GOES DOWN, MUST
COME UP"
That Rollic king Farce
"ABANDON SHIP DRILL"
By The Entire Company
40 - Deck Guard. - 40
In Their Melodramatic Hit
"KEEP MOVING MEN- Y O U
CAN'T STOP HERE"
Profeor Hi Brow
Lecture. On The Que.tiar.. Of The Hour
"WHY IS A GERMAN?"
These Comical N. O. D. Boy.
"YO, HO HO, WE' RE JOLLY
TARS, FROM A CORRESPON
DENCE SCHOOL"
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Don't M i s s It, B o y s
It's Big Time St uff
MORNING ORDERS
24August--1918
Spurn too the watch at 4:30.
Holyst one mess gear. Launder lingerie.
Call idlers loudl y at 5:00 and all thru
the day . Put them at wiping down heads.
Break out in overalls. St ow broken
parts in ventilator du cts.
Continue faint work.
Dress down wenches with oil, sheave
pins and las hi ngs.
Continue WOrk in heads and motor
boat s, taking care that the y are kept
ready for instant use.
Touch up ditt y hoxe s containing val
uables and clean out Lucky Bag.
Quarters for Mustard at 9:30.
All def icient offi cers r eport for con
Ier ence on boat sea mansh ip.
Aband on th e Ship Drill for troops.
onl y at 10:00; 11:00; 1:00; 2:00; 4:00; 5:00;
7:00; 8:00 and at night fall.
EXPECTIVE OFFICER
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22.- The findings
of former Justi ce Charl s E. Hug hes of
the air craft investion committee will b
turned over to the president next week .
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