Symud i'r prif gynnwys
Cuddio Rhestr Erthyglau

15 erthygl ar y dudalen hon

PERSHING AND THE CADETS.

Newyddion
Dyfynnu
Rhannu

PERSHING AND THE CADETS. General Pershing was, when a Lieuteir7tal in the United States Army, appointed rail-i tary instructor at the University of Nebraska where his fine quality of enforcing discipline and creating a true esprit de corps among the cadets resulted in the university having bj general admission the best cadet corps outside of West Point. Colonel Hayward, now Ct,ai- mander of the 15th New York Infantry, wsf 8 cadet at Nebraska under Pershing, and lid is quoted in the World's Work as follows: Pershing was as severe a disciplinarian as a kindly man can be. He was always just. He had no pets. Punishments for derelic- tions of duty came no swifter than his rewards for faithful performance. Pershing's personality and strength of character dominated those cadets as I have never known in the case of any individual be- fore or since, in or out of the Army. We loved him devotedly, and yet I am sure the awe in which I stood of him during all those years was shared by every other cadet. When Pershing was at last to leave us the cadets who had served under him desired a distinguishing1 badge of some sort. A num- ber were in favour of a gold medal, others something else. But some boy had a real brain-throb, with the result that a select com- mittee headed by John W. Dixon, now one of Judge Morgan J. O'Brien's law partners, called on Lieutenant Pershing at his head- quarters in the armoury and asked him for a pair of his breeches. "'What in the world do ou want with a pair of my breeches? He was then informal that they were to be cut up into strips,* the yellow cavalry stripe in the centre and a bit of the blue breeches on each side, and made into service- ribbons. He was plainly affected. After a pause he said: I will give you the very best pair I own.' We took them and made service-ribbons of them. So far as I know," concludes Colonel Hayward, those were the first ser- vice-ribbons worn."

TAILOR WHO REVIEWED TROOPS.

HIS UNFORTUNATE FACE.

A PEN-PICTURE OF NAPOLEON.

Advertising

I IBITS FROM BOOKS.

I.—I I A BITTER DRAUGHT.I

AIRCRAFT IDENTIFICATION MARKS.

SCIENCE NOTES & NEWS.

NO BIGGER THAN THE EARTH!

[No title]

Advertising

I AMERICAN HUMOUR.I

THE ATMOSPHERE OF THE SOIL.

A PEN-PICTURE OF NAPOLEON.