American Field Service Bulletin No 6. August 8. 1917.
This week is the turn of Section 29 to suffer in the long list of mishaps which have occurred in the American Field Service. On the night of August 3rd. Julian Allen, Cdt. Adj. of Section 29 was at the relay post of their poste de secours. Having just received word from there that another car was immediately needed, he left the abri to give the necessary order to John V. Newlin who was waiting with his ambulance. At that moment a shell exploded smashing the car to pieces and wounding both Allen and Newlin. Allen's injuries we are glad to report are but slight and he will be evacuated to Paris in a few days. Newlin, however, sustained more serious injuries and died from their effects in a hospital at the front on Sunday night, Aug. 5th. He came from Whitford, Pa., was a student at Princeton University, and was 19 years of age.
NOTES FROM S. S. U. 19 On the afternoon of August 1st, an exciting game of Baseball was played by Sections 13 and 19. After ten innings the hoodoo number went to defeat at the hands of Section 19 to the score of 18 to 17. The following played for 13: Knowles, Hinds, Simpson, Hunt, Snow, Herrick, Egger, Scannel and Grinson, Playing for 10 were: Symonds, Somlin, Kittredge, Wilcox, Jathro, Ives, Smith, Bigelow, Taliaferro, and Loughlin.
NOTES FROM S. S. U. 13 The following men have left Section 13, at the expiration of their enlistments and have entered the French Aviation Corps: Harold Hines, Indianapolis, Ind.; Thomas Cassady, Chicago, Ill., Philip Roan, Ft. Madison, Iowa, and Frank Dempsey, Chicago, Ill., have left the service for America, their time of service being up. On July 24th, Section 13, American Field Service, held an interesting athletic meet with Section 13, of the English Ambulance Corps. Of the principal events the Englishmen won the foot-ball game by the close core of 3 to 0. Jack Grierson, starred for the Americans. The Americans won the relay race by a good margin.
NOTES FROM THE POST OFFICE A wrist watch, gold face, Waltham with black leather strap is being held for a Mr. Jones; an antique plate in a packing case for Monsieur Lane; a dress-suit case, brought from America for Addison Fordyce; and a pair of khaki trousers from the Galerie Lafayette for Mr. Seymour. Communicate direct with the Post Office should any of the owners read this.