Camp Dix Pictorial Review - 20 July 1918

Front Cover, Camp Dix Pictorial Review, 20 July 1918.

Front Cover, Camp Dix Pictorial Review, 20 July 1918. GGA Image ID # 18b20e9799

Each issue incorporated The Camp Dix News and Wrightstown Heriald. Published monthly by I. L. Cochrane, Philadelphia with an Editorial Office at Camp Dix, NJ.

The July Issue included articles on the Mastication and Coal, Banking Services "Over There," Your Uniform, Your Bond. Photos Included scenes around Camp Dix, Camp Dix Baseball Team, Major General Sturgis, Commander, and Officers, Eighty-seventh Division, and more.


Mastication and Coal

COAL is king! Wheat in the U. S. A. is comparatively a very petty monarch, but Coal is the Rig 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 coalless 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 Kail of the Wild


“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.

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 w;th a smile, as he straightened up, “I am not injured, but take me to the psychological ward.”

“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.

Banking Service “Over There”

TO Americans going into service “over there,” this Company offers banking facilities which meet every need. Our Paris and London Offices are officially designated United States Depositaries, and are completely equipped American banking institutions, con- ducted on American lines. Their facilities are at the disposal of those in all branches of the United States Government service. The following are some of the arrangements which may be made.

Checking accounts can be opened with our Paris or London Offices. Commissioned officers who have accounts with our Paris Office have the additional advantage of being able to cash their checks thereon at the branches of the leading French banks.

Regimental or company fund accounts may be opened with or transferred to our Paris Office, and are available in France the same as checking accounts here.

While in France you can cash your personal checks on your home bank, if your bank makes the necessary arrangements with us.

“Service Checks,” approved by the United States Government, are sold by this Company at concentration camps, and at all our offices. These checks may be readily cashed in France, England, and Italy, and are safer to carry, while fully as available as cash.

You can purchase from us travelers’ checks, or travelers’ letters of credit, available anywhere.

Credits may be established abroad, through us, by relatives or friends in the United States, for the benefit of those already “over there.”

Our Overseas Service Division gives special attention to the banking requirements of Americans “over there,” and welcomes any inquiries as to the arrangements best adapted to your needs. Send for our booklet, “War-Time Service Over There,” which describes in detail the services mentioned above.

Guaranty Trust Company of New York 140 Broadway

Fifth Ave. Office Fifth Ave. & 43rd St.

Madison Ave. Office Madison Ave. & 60th St.

London Office 32 Lombard St., E. C.

Paris Office Rue des Italiens, 1 & 3

Capital and Surplus $50,000,000 Resources more than $600,000,000

Your Uniform Your Bond

Founded by Richard Cox in 1758—thirty-one years before George Washington became the first President of the United States—Cox & Company’s Bank has been inseparably associated with British military enterprise ever since; it has held the appointment of Bankers and Official Agents to the entire British Household Brigade, as well as to the bulk of the Cavalry and Infantry, from the time of the Battle of Waterloo up to the present day.

At the commencement of the present war, Cox & Company’s Bank established a subsidiary in France under the name of Cox & Co. (France), Ltd., through which British Officers in uniform can cash checks on Cox & Co., London, up to the I equivalent of £5 (about $25) at any one time, without the formality of establishing identity and signature — a convenience which no other Bank can offer, and which obviates the necessity of carrying ready money or easily-lost letters of credit in the war zone.

To cover the whole of France, a splendid arrangement was made with the Bank of France, whereby the same privileges were extended to Officers in uniform by all the many hundred Branches of that Bank in places where no branch of Cox & Co.(France), Ltd., existed.

The same facilities were also provided throughout Italy at all branches of the Banca Italiana di Sconto. These facilities, of which practically all British Officers and a number of United States Officers already in Europe avail themselves, are now accorded to all Officers of the American Expeditionary Force, Military, Naval and Air Services, who open banking accounts with Cox & Co., London.

BEFORE SAILING FOR EUROPE, instruct your Banker to give you a draft or to cable you a transfer to Cox & Company, Charing Cross, London. Current accounts are conducted without charge and interest at prevailing rate is allowed on deposit accounts. International exchange at finest rates.

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  • 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
  • Lieutenants Schnackenberg and Livingston and Rifle Range Detail.
    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.
  • 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)
  • Major-General Samuel D. Sturgis. Photo by White Studio, Camp Dix, N. J.
    Major-General Samuel D. Sturgis, commanding the 87th Division, now at Camp Dix, is of fighting stock. Born in St. Louis August 1, 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 band 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.
  • Two Scenes in the Camp Dix Shoe Repair Shop
  • Beef Platform at the Camp Dix Refrigerating Plant
  • Camp Dix Military Police, Co. 24. Photo by Figary, 808 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
  • Major General Sturgis, Commander, and Officers, Eighty-Seventh Division
  • 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 raise the money to buy the equipment and hire the laborers.
  • Convalescents on a Ward Porch at Base Hospital
  • Leap-Frog; Lots of Play In the Army
  • The Sergeant-Artist-Sculptor Re-Makes the Head of a YMCA Man
  • Part of the Camp Dix Q. M. C. Detachment
  • Priv. A. J. Wester, Co. H, 34th Eng., Winner of Recent Camp Dix Wrestling Tournament


  • Listening to Three Birds Try to Get a Chow in a Frog Hash House


  • The Rexall Store, Wrightstown, NJ
  • Pig'n Whistle Inn, Brown's Mills in the Pines, NJ, 2 1/2 miles from Camp Dix. The Only First Class Hotel Near the Camp.
  • The Bloch Jewelry Novelty Company, Clevelannd Ohio
  • La Valette, N. J. for Rent—The most complete and modern bungalow in the town, 6 rooms, 600 sq. ft. of porch, fully screened, 200 ft. from Boardwalk, unobstructed view of Ocean and Bay, $250 00 for season. Address A. H. 321 Cherry St., Phila.
  • Jacob Reed's Sons of Philadelphia -- Uniforms Etc
  • Climax Plug Tobacco -- The Grand Old Chew
  • J. L. N. Wunderolyle Rifle Inspection - Oils for Guns
  • Army-Navy Auction Bargains
  • Kauffman & Cowell - Everything Photograph
  • C. Park Humphrey's -- Kodak Rolls Develped Free
  • Ostby & Barton Company - Thousands of Uncle Sam's Fighting Men are Wearing O-B Military Rings
  • Gillette Safety Razor -- no trick at all to get a clean, comfortable shave in “once over” time with a Gillette
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