1918-06-22-08 Herman Braem
CHERRY PICKERS ■ I BIG TIM El Paso Lads at Mountain Park Get Much Fun Out of Their Efforts. News from Mountain Park, where a numt>er cf ej Paso boys are pick- ing cherries, says that they are hav- in« a fine time and helping their country by helping to save the crop, \vm. A. Young, who is in charge of the. boys’ working reserve, accom- I Panied by Pvt. C. I. Greene, went up laRt Monday, driving through in a cari to thjngS ready for the boys. They have practically a new kitchen outfit and feel that they have a pretty fair equipment for the camp, The f0i)0Wjng- reserve boys arrived on the Tuesday afternoon train: Phil Cordova, Herman Braem, Selden Par- mely. Paul Hale, Bille Cocke, Char- lie Greene, William Elliott, Vernice Carey. George Lawrence, Chas. Cush- jng, Felix Miller, Levin Patterson, \ Harris Jones. Donald McIntosh, Ellis Crysler, Harry Pruitt, Goodw-in Ellis, , Joe Ballinger, David Morris. Elliott ! Stevens, Waldron Hale, Leslie Hale, j Norman Hamilton. L. L. Dierssen, j an engineer at the smelter, was in charge of the boys on their way from El Paso to Mountain Park. These boys are encamped in the T. M. C. A. camp, and are working on the Cadawaller fruit farm. The boys started in their work Thursday morning. Phil Cordova and Paul Hale are corporals of the two squads. “Prof.” Dierssen is assistant director to Mr. Young. Greene is surely “some camp cook,” the letter says. The best IC. P.’s are Leslie Hale and Charlie Green. The best cherry picker so far is Norman Hamilton, and the best currant picker was Chas. Green. The two best mail carriers are Harry Pruitt and Elliott Stevens. All of the boys are having the time of their lives. Wednesday afternoon the entire camp hiked to Box canyon for a good swim in one of the old fashioned swimming holes and under a beautiful falls. The boys left on an all day hike to Cloudcroft Friday, inasmuch as it will be a weekly holiday because the cherries cannot be sent out today, since they would lay over in the express office. They have some interesting boxing bouts of evenings. Thursday night a number of the girls visited the camp and all had a sonefest. using a little folding organ. Felix Miller and Billy Cocke proved to be real song birds.