September 30, 1917

124 EAST 28th ST., NEW YORK
The Association Follows the Flag on Land and Sea
Public Correspondence Table at Camp Baker, El Paso, Texas
September 30, 1917

Dear Bro & Family:

Will now answer your letter. We just returned yesterday afternoon from Las Cruces, New Mexico where we went to attend the Dona Anna County Fair. We had a fine time. The people sure did treat us fine, much better than they did in El Paso. In El Paso all they think of is getting the soldiers’ money.

We gave an exhibition of our skill at the fair. The people all thought our work was grand and sure did cheer us when we pulled out of the fair grounds. The 7th Cavalry Band and the Companies K and F of the 7th Cavalry were there. Also a Motor Machine Gun Company and Field Hospital Company No. 1. There are lots of swell chickens in Las Cruces which added to our pleasure.

Tell Downey hello. I would send him a card but have forgotten his address.

Well, I will have to cut this letter short as there is nothing to write about as everything is the same old grind. Answer Soon.

Love to all,

Robert E. Schalles
Amb Co. No. 1, Camp Baker
El Paso, Texas