Black in a Dodge car for Namiquipa. Fair going but sprung a leak in
the radiatotr. Reached Namiquipa 1:30 P.M. and reported to Gen. Pershing
results of our Chihuahua trip. He was well pleased. Had a good chow in
the general's mess. Started at 3:00 P.M. in lead of truck train north.
Rader, Willis + myself with a S.C. chauffer. Reached Las Cruces at
5:30 P.M. and ahd a good meal. Left 6:00 P.M. and arrived at El Valle
at 12:40 A.M. after very rough ride in the mountains.
Monday April 24 - Slept in pile of hay until 5:00 A.M. Got breakfast
from colored cook and left at 6:00 A.M. for the north. I was driving
the Dodge as the S.C. chauffer knew very little about autos. We
reached Colonia Dublan 10:50 A.M. drew rations filled up with gas and
oil, and delivered our messages. Started 11:35 A.M. north. Ate lunch
under some cottonwoods at 12:20 and got started again at 12:50
reacing Corrolitos 2:15 P.M. and Ascension 4:20 P.M. Had a good
supper and started 5:45 P.M. reaching Columbus 12:25 A.M. after a very
strenuous day of 175 miles over rough roads.
Tues. April 25 - Rested in barracks most of day and got a good
cleaning in the bathhouse.l A lot of mail greeted me. Received word of
the death of Grandmother.
Wed. April 26 - Letters to Mrs. C. and Col. G. Worked about barracks
Thu. April 27 - Letter to John. Tested N8s 17 + 18 m. Applied for sick
leave + it went up rrecommended. Worked about barracks. Got large
amount of sweets for fellows who treated us so well at San Antonio.
Fri. April 28 - Work about barracks. Work on dope.
Sat. April 29 - Work about barracks all day. Letter to Marie. Tested
N8s 21 m.
Sun. April 30 - Work on dope all day. Letters to Mother + John. Rain
in afternoon + night.
Mon. May 1 - Rain all nmight + in morning. Worked on dope all day. Two
R2's arrived from Curtiss Co.
Tues. May 2 - Exceedinglhy strenous day working on dope. The assembling
of the R2's was started. Got word my sick leave was granted.
Wed May 3 - Left Columbus 3:13 A.M. on sick leave. Work on dope all
day on train.
Thu. may 4 - Arrived San Antonio 4:00 A.M. + got out to quarters +
packed up to go east. Saw Bowen and Willis. Left San Antonio 11:30,
Work all afternoon typewriting.
Fri. May 5 - Worked all day typewriting bill and organization. Arrived
St. Louis 6:25 P.M. Went to Columbia and saw Scotnide? Hoffman. Left
St. Louis 11:50 P.M.
Sat. May 6 - All day on train. Finished typewriting organization.
Finished letter to Mr. McCallie started April 16. Called on Morron's
people 744 N. Negley Ave. during stop of 4 hours in Pittsburg. Left
Pittsburg 11:10 P.M.
Sun. May 7 - Arrived Washington 8:30 A.M. Rainy day. Consultation