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THE ROCK ISLANti ARGUS. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1913.
FRIENDS OF RECLAMATION SERVICE SAY F. H. NEWELL, ATTACKED
BY HOUSE COMMITTEE, IS BEST FRIEND OF PIMA INDIAN TRIBE
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rhich Bhould Irrigate the rhole valley
with a single system. There U grav
doubt about the feasibility of such a
idam. But those urging it were natur
ally opposed to the gyr.tem of wells
which would exempt the thousands o j
j acres owned by the Indians from pay-1
in the-'r pro rata share of the cost of J
' tho proposed dam, which under the
ia'v th srttiprs on any reclamation t
;projpct must co.
i And so white jnen on the Gila be
gan telling the Indians that th well
water would be alkaline and would poi
son and ruin their iRnds. The IndiP-ns
aro rreduloas and they accepted the
!word of the whites, and the chiefs
forlade their people to use any of the
Eat last year two of the younger
'Pimas broke away from the tribal re
straint, accepted ostracism, and irri-
' gated with well water. The result was
ithey got the largest cotton crops ever
produced in the valley-. For, In fact,
jthe well water is even less alkaline
!than water from the Salt river, which
' is now irrigating hundreds of farms.
jNext year It is expected that the en
! tire tribe will use their new irrigation
: system, that the nomads will come
home and that prosperity will again
ibe established at Sacaton, this time
The house committee attacked the
reclamation service because it built
a $500,000 useless irrigation system
for the Pimas. The true reason of that
disuse is here eft. forth.
Home of Pima Indian, and other
cone on Lac ton reservation; Di
rector of the Reclamation Service
F. H. Newell.
BY ROBERT F. WILSON.
(SpTlal Corrnspundenoe of The Arg-us.)
Washington. Feb. 17. In its recent
attack An the reclamation service the
bong" committee on expenditures in
tin- Interior department touched upon
tint story of the Pima Indian tribe of
Arizona thr uumi tragic story on the
dark page of the history of the white j thousandg of Americans weep when
man Inhumanity to his red brother that novH was at tne hel ht of lta
or me 80uinw-sL
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addition to standing high in the phy-
i sical examinations, ehe made a fine
i showing in the searching psychological
! tests given by Dr. Velura Powell of
'Red Oak, Iowa, a nerve specialist,
j The tot displayed energy, power of con
centration and keenness of intellect
in keeping ' with her physical perfec
tions. ! The second prize went to a boy.
Roltert Miller bcott, aged 2Va years,
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the Iowa branch of the National Con-! which preceded the vote upon the peal- the ordinance prohibiting the sale
t- Y r annrad Q R'. nor fioTit otkI ti- Vi r i
that novel was at the height of Its see them burn up by summer. A bit-.., , . , ' j
1 nnmi aWtn .. ro a r-a n trn t Vi O fifnpv ff tor nrvtiptu Tl I imnn tho m cnH thfV ' " I
But now th frifnas of the rt-clama- 'a peaceful people dwelling in a vale ! were driven out to beg for work, many tne reaily interesting leatures or tne
tlon servlc.' arj rushing forward toLnf contentrnert for centuries; thenjef thtm to become drunkards and . , est "e Ia" tnat ,ltt e
declare that of all the government bu-fthe coming of the whit man; the pa- vagabonds. . 'Mll,8t,?l' fifS,t ,ze Z
thetic advances of the red men to be It ls the boast of the Pimas that out ;nt,rev in the contest of 1911
nonds; but brutal disregard of thetheir hands have never been stained D.jri the her tg Mr and
Indian s right to life by the whites; jby the b!ood of whito men. They are ; Mrs M MUsteln. Polk fann.
finally the fertile valley turned into a probal)ly the only tribe which never ;ers had stud:ed ehnd h iene to d
desert; and the once happy tribe, dis- fought agatnst lhe whites. On the!advanta Tne defects in th child.s
persed and broken up, wander.ng a. contrary, they gave shelter and pro- i condlUon and tra!ning navIng becn
nomads and beggars through the lection to white refugees during the j intpd out tQ the moth oneB of
iiowiis miu niws vi uie uuiui. Apache ana .Navaio troubles ana iut- A- aA M
When white men discovered this , nished scouts to the American solders. , wonhv of a mUe prjze fighter had
continent the Pimas were probably j It was the fate of this gentle peo-1 correct?d tbe defects and placed the
the most highly civiliied of all the j pie to receive the most scurvy and J fortunale baoy g;ri jn the prizo.W!n
Indian tribes. They lived on a tract i contemptible treatment given to any.j (.agt.
of several thousand acres of level val-1 Indians by white men. They protest-1 The fflr lotfor K,hi(,
reaus the one undur the direction of :
Frederick 11. Newell is th only one 1
In which this shamefully treated tribe '
has found a friend. All others have
ben deaf to the pimas' passionate
cry for Justice.
Th story of the Pimas is similar to
the one told in Ramona, which made
gress of Mothers and approved by the
Iowa public health committee and the
national health committee of the Amer
ican Medical association, the health
committee of the Iowa State Federation
of Women's Clubs, and the department
of agricultural extension of the Iowa
state college. The card is published
in connection with this article, through
the courtesy of Doctor Clark, for it
educational value, and in the name of
I the babies of Iowa and all America.
measure President John waiter tie-1 or cigarets in springneia. l ne com
clared himself against a further ad-! mission probably will repeal the ord
vance in the scale at the present time. Unance on the ground of invalidity and
pass a measure fixing the annual li-
Springfield, 111. Miss Lucy Page
Gaston of Chicago pleaded with the
city commission against a plan to re-
cense to sell cigarets at $50.
All the news all the time The Argus.
ley land through which ran the Gila
river. When the Spaniard Babeza de
Vara discovered them In 1535 they
had been irrigating this land from the
Gila for centurips. They were the only
American Indian trib economically
Independent. Being farmers pure and
simple, they never went hungry. The
other Indians, hunters, were subject
continually to the bitter famine, de
iscrilxHl In Longfellow's Hiawatha.
I When th4 Spanish missionaries vis
: ited the Pimas they became devout
Christians. Thev al.o added shfen
CM EI is usrd in one half a tea cup of irais'ng to their farming. And they
toiling hot water. ! continued to thrive for three centuries
is. ittu,su.nc .o niuu tue teacup oe- more until 1S90. when the first white
; farmers came into the country smell-
A series of teHts recently completed
ptcve that tho HVOMK1 vapor tieat
liii ut for catarrh, coughs, colds and
pcre throat I wonderfully efficient
when only no-iia!f teatipoonftil of HY-
fore pouring the boiling water, so that
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iinir. r our uiif-uaii a teaspoon ui or
ed to Washington, and the
ment sent them rations Instead of the
water they asked for. That was be
fore the reclamation act was passed.
There was no law to protect them,
and so their protests fell on deaf ears.
Their valley, which had been green
with wheat, corn, sorghum and beans
became a parched desolation except
for a narrow strip along the river ,
where the nucleus of the tribe eked
out a liv'ng.
' In 1906 the new reclamation service !
lanii; to their relief. A flood water
! canal was built to convey to the land :
:the overflow water from the annual :
freshets. But additional water was'
is of national importance. It is not a
fight for state supremacy in baby
raisitig; it is the first step toward bet
ter babies the country over. It is
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convention of the Illinois division,
LTnited Mine Workers of America, now
I in session at the Coliseum in this city.
The committee, by the new arrange
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the present system. In the discussion I
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needed. So the service began the
stopping ; construction of a system of wells, the
where they taw the garden of the water to be pumped into the ditches
Pimas made possible tn that dry coun- by power from the great Roosevelt
try by the precious water of the Gila, dam in the Salt river, 75 miics across
Ti en began the destruction of Sa-jthe mountains. Ten wells were com
caton. the Pima reservation The , rieted by laft year, with water enough
whites went into the narrow valley ; to supply 10,000 acres with the help
above the Indians and tapped the j of the flood canal. And the Pimas be-
river wherever they settled first the
Mormons at Solorr.onsville. then "Gen-'
tllos'- at Florence and at other points.
By ISHia Indian agents began warn-,
lug the government what was going
to happen, as colony after colony of i
whites constructed their flimsy "wing"' !
dams and extended their irrigation
The blow fell a year or so later '
the first of seven years of drought.'
The river failed the Pimas almost en- j
'tirely; what water there was in the!
Gila was diverted to the farms of the'
whites farther up stream. For seven '
I vpnrR th Tnriinna niantAri their r-rrr,a
pan to come back to their homes.
But for years the whites living
f.bove the reservation have been peti
tioning the reclamation service to
construct a great dam and project
Two Girls Tell Story of Their
Illness and How They
New Orleans, La. "I take pleasure
in writing these lines
to express my grati
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I factory. I have iThe
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taking Lydia E.
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publicity, and I put on that entire Ini
tial contest, news of which has gone
around the world, for Just $18.25. The
highest prize that first year was a $5
"The idea hs spreading rapidly since
Iowa started it. At Fargo, N. D., 108
babies were examined in the 1912 con-
nesota and Oregon have followed nur
St Oair, Pa. "My mother was jiead in announcing baby health con
alarmed because my periods were sup- ; tests."
pressed ana I naa pains in my back and
side, and severe headaches. I had pim
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low, my sleep was disturbed, I had ner
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my case and has regulated me. I worked 1 ,m08t leafe" symPath-v her work,
tn a mm among nun areas or girls and
therefore very interesting to hear the ! of the regular annual convention and
woman responsible for the movement ! draft the new scale, thus having it
tell how it was born and how it crew. : ready to submit to the convention
Said Mrs whtrs- without the delay experienced under
"My attention was called to the
fact that although pigs, horses and
cows each year showed material ad- j
vaiue in development as a class, the j
(hildien were no stronger physically,
mentally or morally than they were ;
4(i years ago; that farmers' wives were i
anxious to raise larger chickens and
wore pleased if their husbands' live
stock beat that of their neighbors', but
were seemingly oblivious to the fact j
that the boys arid girls of their fami
lies were not up to the standard.
"Competition, rivalry, had done won
;ders for stock, why not for the human
family? Soon after this idea came to
. me I was asked to arrange a program
for the woman's hour at the Iowa
state college bujiding at the state fair
in Des Moines. I realized that this
was my opportunity. I secured the co
j operation of the extension department
; of the Iowa state college and the Iowa
I Congress of Mothers.
J "The f rst obstacle we met was the
I fact that no such thing as a score card
'for babies existed. Doctor Clark un
hesitatingly took up the difficult work
' of making such a card, using as a work
' ing model a system of scoring which
; has been reduced to a science that of
live stock. This card we copyrighted,:
! not so much as a source of revenue ;
I for advancing the work, but to insure 1
uniformity for statistical purposes as
the movement grew. j
"""After Doctor Clark had drawn up
the score cards, the rest of the work ;
was comparatively easy. Six physi- j
cians gave their time and paid their
own expenses all for the good of
Iowa babies. Three gave talks on j
child welfare. Three acted as judges. '
newspapers gave us the needed
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year abroad, doing special hospital
and clinic work, attending child-welfare
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servation of children as the older na
tions of the world have found it neces
sary to handle the problem.
Doctor Clark says that one of the
most humiliating hours of her life was
that in which she had to approach au
thorities on live stock and ask for
score cards to furnish the material
needed to score points on human be-
ings. But the materiai ehe had to
have, and from it she built up the j
score card which has been adopted by
Saturday, March 1st
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