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Newspaper Article, March 23, 1917

[Newspaper Article: Chicago Tribune, October 12, 1917, p. 10]


Fifth Infantry Also
Loses Identity at
Camp Logan



Camp Logan, Houston, Tex., Oct. 11. -- [Special.] -- At midnight tonight the Seventh Illinois infantry passed into history. The regiment, which had been a part of the state guard since 1887, and which saw service in the Spanish-American war, became the headquarters train of the Thirty-third division of the United States army.

At the same time the Fifth Illinois infantry also lost its identity, the regiment being split into units of the division.

The new One Hundred and Twenty-ninth, One Hundred and Thirtieth, Thirty-first, and Thirty-second infantry regiments tomorrow will spread out over twice the area they now occupy and spend the next few days in making things comfortable for the selected men who will be made part of the division.

Artillery to Be Expanded.

The regiments of the artillery brigade also will be expanded. Today they took a nine mile hike from the camp. Reconnaisance sections from each battery made road sketches. Artillery screens, shelters, and railroads were carefully noted.

Col. Robert E. Noble, medical inspector of the southern department, inspected half the camp today. His comment was more than satisfactory to the commander.

Schuettler Gives Some Advice.

"Never get an itch in the palm of your hand." This was the closing shot which Chief of Police Schuettler of Chicago gave to Col. Daniel Moriarty of the old Seventh Illinois infantry. The advice was given in a short conference in which the colonel sought expert advice on how the conduct a police force. The colonel soon is to become head of the military police of the Thirty-third division and he took advantage of Chief Schuettler's presence in the city to get some "pointers."

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