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November 13, 1917 - Image 6

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h camp life at the
:o, Va. Edison is
3 Mrs. Charles H.
Road, near Grand
.e of the men who
last spring to fol-

Edison enlisted as a naval hos-
pital corpsman and has been
in training at Great Lakes, Ill-
inois, since May 8. He was
transferred recently to the Virginia
post. The letter is as follows:
"We are located about 94 miles from
Richmond and about 31 miles from
Washington on the banks of the
grand old Potomac. We are a consid-
erable distance from the ocean, but
even though the distance is great, the
tide comes in regularly, raising the
water about five feet at the hospital

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4:15 o'clock-Victor Horta lectures
n room A, Alumni Memorial hall on
"Germans and Belgians in France."
7:30 o'clock-Adelphi debating so-
ciety meets in Adelphi rooms, Univer-
sity hall.
8 o'clock-Prof. H. R. Cross speaks
to Classical club in room A, Alumni
Memorial hall on "Interpretation of
Classical Myths in Renaissance Art."
4:15 o'clock-Victor Horta lectures
in room A, Memorial hall on "Cathed-
rals and Public Buildings of Belgium
and Northern France as affected'by
the ,War."
7:30-"Y" friendship campaign o'clo --
ist society meets at 1340 Wilmont
7:30 o'clock-"Y" friendship cam-
paign meeting in Hill auditorium.
All students of Italian literature or
language who are interested in the
formation of a Dante club are asked to
communicate with Margaret Klein,

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a Army Last

Uam' Is Plentiful
"Here in the land of old colonial1
romance, where commerce and indus-
try have been active for years, game
still is abundant. Bucks can be seen
by the score swimming about in the
river and the wooded areas nearby
abound with squirrels and rabbits.
Fish also are plentiful and the boys
have great sport catching speckled
"The hospital here is composed ofI
seven one-story buildings, 25 by 110
feet each, which are classed as wards
in a large municipal hospital.. The
highly contagious diseases, such as
scarlet fever, spinal cerebral fever,
mumps, and measles, are cared for in
the isolation camp. These patients
receive special attention from a med-
ical officer detailed to care for them.
Hospital Corpsman's Life Pleasant
"The hospital corpsman's life at
Quantico is a delightful one. We have
separate sleeping quarters in the hos-
pital barracks and also have the priv-
ilege of separate eating quarters eat
the hospital galley. Although we are
kept fairly busy, we seldom have any
hard work to do and can usually
manage to find, an hour every day in
which to write letters and perform
other minor duties for ourselves.
"There are about 32 hospital corps-
men, two chief pharmacists and eight
doctors detailed here. We are able
to handle the hospital end of it very
easily as we have the sick from only
about 8,000 marines that are station-
ed in this place.
Day's Program a Full One
"The day's routine is as follows: We
hit the deck at 6 o'clock sharp, get
our morning shower, dress, and are
prepared for chow (breakfast) at 7
o'clock. After breakfast we fall in
for muster and our morning setting-
up exercise. This keeps us until 8
o'clock, at which time we return to
our wards and relieve the night watch.
"The ward is then cleaned up, the
patients bathed and fed, their temper-
ature, pulse, and respiration record-
ed, medicine administered and every-
thing put in ship-shape for sick call
which usually is about 9:30 o'clock.
At sick call the doctor visits the
ward, examines each patient carefully
and prescribes medicine and treat-
ment. This is all recorded in the ward
record book for future reference.
Patients Like Hospital Treatment
"As a rule the patients dislike very
much to have their temperature and
pulse taken and offer all kinds of
excuses and attempt to reason illogi-
cally with the hospital corpsman in
charge against the regular routine
precedure. It often happens that in-
teresting and comical scenes ensue,]
especially if you have a big husky
convalescent patient to deal with.
"After sick call the medicine pre-
scribed by the doctor is procured from
the dispensary and is administered as
ordered. Noon chow is at 12 o'clock.
The patients are again fed and cared
for, given their medicine and, their
beds readjusted so they will be com-
fortable for the afternoon. Very lit-
tie is doing in the afternoon.
Find Time For Amusements
"I usually have to resort to writ-
ing letters or playing cards for
amusement, otherwise I would go
crazy as a 'collapsable. coco.' Here
In the sunny South, unoccupation is
torture and unless I can be kept busy
at something I would surely have to
ask for a transfer to lineman in the
wireless corps or a job calling sta-
tions on an ocean liner.
"Night chow is at 5 o'clock and sick
call at 7 o'clock, after which the day
man is released from duty for the

Prohibition Defeated In Ohio
Cincinnati, Nov. 1L.--With every
county in Ohio having reported offi-
cially. 86 to the secretary of state and

IUnion NewsI
The follow-up membership cam-
paign has been very successful so far,
and the committee has extended the
time of the campaign so that every
man on the list can be seen.
Sigma Delta Chi, national honorary

6 o'clock wednesuay evening at tne 2
The Union dining room was taxed
to its utmost during the past week- iO
end in order to accomodate the num-
erous visitors who came to attend the
Cornell game.
A large number of students have al-
ready applied at the Union desk for
railroad tickets to the Northwestern
and Pennsylvania games. These tick- 0
ets will be placed on sale at the desk 2

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this week.

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ngton St.

n spoke on "The
ooks" Sunday, in

The Scalp and Blade will banquet
at 6 o'clock Friday at the Union.
Four scenarios for the Union opera
haye been turned in, and the commit-
tee will begin the task -of making the
selection some time this week.
It has come to the notice of the
board of directors of the Union that
a number of students who are not
members of the Union enjoyed the
privileges of the membership dance
Saturday evening at Waterman gym-
nasium. The same thing has occurred
at other Union dances this season.
These men are enabled to obtain
dance tickets only through the me-
dium of the membership of another
student. Such action on the part of
a member in permitting his ticket to
be used by a non-member renders him
liable to expulsion according to the
constitution of the Union. The board
of directors warns such men as have
violated the rules in this'manner that
they will be dealt'- with summarily.
The board of directors has taken this
action in order to protect the inter-
ests of members who have been un-
able to obtain tickets because of the
limited supply issued.
Members of the Union may at any
time obtain guest cards for visitors
who themselves are not eligible to

Saturday was a holiday in
Hammond, Ill., by proclamation
mayor, Paul M. Kamradt, so that
citizen might aid in the prepa'
of Christmas kits for the 300 so
who have gone out from there.
Sugar is now reaching this
A carload of the first crop ax
yesterday,'which is being distri
among the grocers of the city.
J. R. Scovell, who is arrangin
distribution of the sugar, sub
that housekeepers buy only wha
actually need. "Hoarding of sug
individual housekeepers will bri
a scarcity," he says, "besides it i
essary to decrease our demand o
product, since we can help our
in the war by doing so."

e an il-


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Mr. W.
rian, in


ge Increase
annual in-
it $20,000,000
coal miners


Fall initiation brought
dependent women in SE
last night. At the banqt
held at Newberry hall, M2
'18, presided, calling for
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