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ST. JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA, JULY 26, 1917
FEW ARMY TACTICS.
.Summary of Soldiers' Duties, Our
Official National Air, How Sal
uted and When, General Treat
ment of Soldiers, French Lan
guage Must be Studied at Once.
Mr. Baca Advocates.
By D. B. BACA.
(Mr. Baca has seen three years
-service in foreign countries as a
soldier in war times, has an excel
lent and honorable discharge as a,
non-commissioned officer and' his
observations as a soldier are verv
valuable at present to all our
I have been urgently requested
by mothers and young men of our
County of Apache to give them
and point out an idea of army life,
its duties, general treatment of
soldiers, etc. The unexpected
task has come to my attention
rather suddenly and to a certain
extent unprepared to perhaps
meet their suggestion clearly,
however, I am glad to feel that I
can point out several little things
that I would have considered val
uable previous to my enlistment
in the army, during the Spanish
American war in Cuba and the
Duties to be Performed.
The first duty for any soldier to
execute, and that you must never
forget, is to first learn to obey
orders from all your superior offi
cers, force and practice that reso
lution and never .give it up. Do
not be afraid to become a soldier,
a soldiers' life properly perform
ed is just as honorable as any
other good life only more credita
ble, perhaps. Make a constant
rule to acquire deeper informa
tion on whatever subject they or
der you to undertake and try your
best to get ahead of the next man
to you . Keep all your army equip
ments perfectly clean; dress
neat, wear your collar clean even
off duty and keep all your shoes
properly shined at all times. Al
ways make up your bed nicely
and keep it clean; your other
things well arranged and all your
shoes lined up "like soldiers" at
the designated place, remember,
properly shined up, without being
told to do so. If you have shoes
that are very old shine them much
much harder and with special
care. The "soldier" next to you
may not be so particular about his
things and "military shoes'! but
that i s his business maybe.
Never get the "blues" because
your non-commissioned, less your
commissioned officer,, never tell
you of your cleanliness, it is per
haps the next man to you
that they are constantly lectur
ing. In better words never give
an officer a chance to speak to you
only while on training duty. If
an officers cares to see you while
you are off duty never jump up to
see him without first taking a
close observation as to how you
look to appear before him. . Have
practically the same caution to
see a non-commissioned officer.
Talk less every 24 hours unless
you are called upon and know
what you are going to speak about.
Never go on the sick report unleL s
you are sick.
Prominence in civil life gets no
The fact that your father may
be a prominent politician, banker
merchant, bishop, business man
of any high standing in civil life
in your community, gets no. sol
dier a two-cent stamp in theU. S.
army, and while others pave theft
pals financial standing, you study
up your regulations.
Every Soldier Treated Alike.
Evervbodv in the army - are
granted the same treatment, the
same chance, and your promotion
depends strictly and entirely on
your own merits as a scldier.
Never look for special duty jobs.
Never look for special duty or
company clerk's job unless you
are appointed to one.
Manners and Courtesies.
While few are making faces
when a private gets promoted to
corporal, try and be the first pri
vate to congratulate him upon his
appointment and ask him how he
did it. When an officer, of your
command, is promoted to higher
rank, it is proper to ask him in
writing for his photo and send
him yours with a congratulatory
small note attached, properly and
clearly signed by you, with your
name, date and title of yourrankt
it makes no difference what your
rank may be, he appreciates com
pliment exceedingly. (The last
two paragraphs are not inserted
in the blue book print, but as a
matter of pure courtesy and a
very good way of making a good
impression if youcan substantiate
same by acts . )
Officer and Soldier.
Never think that an officer
holds himself better than you be
cause he wears a pretty striped
uniform or performs much higher
official duties than you. He is
like a father would be to you, al
ways ready to help you on any
point that you do not understand
and you may ask him any time to
tell you. Respect an officer in
civilian clothes just as much as if
he was wearing his uniform.
You will find an army officer a I
highly cultured person always,
and he can, from his many hard
studies, size you up at a mere
glance, so keep lyour post intelli
gently at all times, and say but
Use ycur promotion right.
If you are promoted Corporal,
please do not loose your, head, like
in many cases our civilian officers
do but make your enemies, if any,
like you and make them be
ashamed of their acts and help
them all alike. Have no preju
dice against a private but make
the best use of them.- While off
duty, sing, dance-and play all you
can, make other just as jolly as
you can. wmie on duty De as
strict to your men as if you" 'was
ranking brigadier-general, with
nice kind words and high respect
for each of those under your care.
Tell your dear true mother,
father, sister, brother or sweet
heart, that as a soldier, you are
going to be treated nice; that you
are going: to a place where every
body is treated according to their
own conduct. If you need medi
cal treatment and go on the sick
report, you are promptly attend
ed by an army qualified physician
and properly taken care of at
once. At all times there is plen
ty to eat and wear and nearly as
much reading as a person can
find at the famous Congressional
Library at Washington, D. C,
(the greatest library in the U. S.
containing about two million vol.,
or the Bibliotheque Nationale at
Paris, France, the greatest libra
ry in the world about three mil
Brass Band Music.
On all special occasions while
you march youigmear the best
American National airs played by
the best brass bands on the Amer
ican continent. Remember the
music known as "The Star
Spangled Banner" is designated
our National Anthem of the Unit
ed States of America and always
when you hear it, not in formation,
you must stand up at attention
facing toward the music (except
at colors when so ordered.)
Other Nations National Anthem
The same marks 6f respect as
stated above as are observed dur
ing the playing of the national
anthem of the United States shall
be shown toward the national an
them of any other country when
played, remember this, upon offi
Study the French Language.
Another very important thing
for all drafted me n to say and to
do is: Y aimerais apprendre
lelongue francaise" for you will
be sent across the water to carry
the stars and stripes into the
trenches at France, and you must
know something about the French
language and the sooner you set
your mincl to study it the quicker
you will learn it, for your own
benefit, your country' s and your
Remember that we have been
bo rn to liberty and freedom but
nothing worth having is without
its cost. Remember also that
there is over one hnndred million
souls in your country behind you,
backed by one of the greatest and
most liberal Government insti
tutions the world has ever pro
duced. Fall in there, forward,
march! Show the Kaiser that
you are a member of that power
ful organization behind you,
when we have accomplished that
we have done a wonderful and
noble act. July 26, 1917.
In Regard to Selective Draft.
The local Selective Draft board
for Apache county, will within a
day or two receive from Washing
ton official list of registered men
who are to be examined soon.
The list of these names and
numbers will be posted in St.
Johns; accessible to the public,
and anyone whose name and num
ber is in the list must report for
examination within seven days,
unles he can furnish a legal excuse
for not appearing.
Days of Dizziness
Come to Hundreds of St. Johns
There are days of dizziness;
Spells of headache', languor,
Sometimes rheumatic pains;
Often bladder disorders.
Doan's Kidney Pills are especi
ally for kidney ills.
Endorsed by residents of this
Mrs. G. M. Wood, 1207 E, Fill
more St., Phoenix,, Ariz., says:
"I was feeling pretty bad on ac
count of the poor, unhealthy con
dition of my kidneys . My back
ached nearly every minute of the
day and many times dizzy spells
bothered me. I usually felt lan
guid and had no ambition. Doan's
Kidney Pills were recommended
so I tried them. Two boxes cured
me of every symptom of the
trouble and since then an occas
sional dose has kept my kidneys
well." Price 60c, at all dealers.
Don't simply ask for a kidney
remedy get Doan's Kidney Pills
the same that Mrs. Wood had.
Foster-Milburn Co,, Props., Buf
falo, N. Y.
The home coming was held, in
connection with stake conference
on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and
Tuesday as scheduled. President
Grant and Elder McKay of the
quorum of the twelve were the
visitors. The former added much
to the meetings by his vigorous
and enthusiastic sermons and his
impressive singing, wmie tne lat
ter's splendid speaking, culminat
ing in his oration on Pioneer Day,,
made an impression on all.
The Sunday schools of the stake
held their convention with a soci
able Saturday evening, an officers
meeting at 9 a. m. Sunday morn
ing and Sunday forenoon meet
ing of conference. Elder McKay
is one of the foremost Sunday
school men of Mormondom and
he made telling remarks to the
workers. Sunday forenoon his
address to the children was extra
The Sunday afternoon meeting
was taken up by local speakers
and a short appreciative address
by our old townsman, John T.
Lesueur, and sermons by the vis
iting apostles. Elder McKay's
address on "why we are at war
and our duly to our country" was
a marked one.
The young people's meeting was
held on Sunday evening. Elder
McKay made a masterly appeal
to the young men, especiall those
who go to war, to lead clean lives
and President Grant's address
was on the subject of doing one's
best in the world.
Monday, July 22rd was the cel
ebration of the stake's organiza
tion 30 years before. Bishop W.
D. Rencher presided. A roll call
of the original officers of the stake
was responded to by 24 of the
number who answered in person
and received their pretty badges.
Chairman Crosby answered for
16 more who are living, making
40 who survive at the end of 30
years. The four officers who
have served the full 30 years are
President David K. Udall, his
wife, E. L. S. Udall, Edmond
Nelson and Mary E. .B. Farr.
They wer6 presented with leath
er upholstered chairs and each
made responses to the presenta
tion. Judge George H. Crosby
Jr. then read -a historical sketch
of all Arizona's Mormon colonies
in general and of the St. Johns
Stake and its wards in'particular.
He predicted that St. Johns would
some day be one of northern Ari
zona's biggest towns. I
The Bank of the People It
t We take caro
Judge Crosby presided in the
afternoon. The first fifty minutes
were spent in two minutes re
sponses by such staunch old pio
neers as S. N. Adair, of Luna, F.
G. Nielson, of Bluewater, C. H.
Riggs, of Vernon. John T. Eagar,
now of Snowflake, Jeanette Smith
of Snowfiake, David K. Udairof
St. Joh'ns and Joseph Wakefield
of Taylor, and Wm . H. Gibbons
of St. Johns, and such represen
tative citizens as Pres. Samuel F.
Smith of Snowflake, Frank Camp
bell of Snowflake, Marinus Chris
tensen and Jacob Hamblih of St.
'Johns and W. W. Pace of Thatch
er. Many telling bits of history
they told. Eulogies of President
Udall and the other stake officers
and of the committee who had
prepared the celebration were
made by Elders Grant and McKay.
A benediction on the 30 years of
the stake's history and of the cel
ebration was pronounced by Pres
Monday evening the. best con
cert ever given in St. Johns was
rendered at the academy. The
excellent piano selection by Miss
Lettie Anderson with the orches
tra accompaniment was simply
superb. The orchestra rendered
a most impressive overture and
responded to an encore with an
other, while Mrs. Pauline Ander
son and Gerald Berry .gave good
readings. Alfred Anderson's vio
lin selection ranked high, as they
Tuesday was Pioneer day. The
oration of Elder David 0. McKay
was a master piece. He told of
the discovery of America by
Christopher Columbus, the writ
ing of the Declaration of Inde
pendence and the rise and com
ing west of the Mormons and
said they are three greatest world
eyents in America's history.
The afternoon sports were held
on the academy grounds as usual,
aud there were two good dancing
parties in the evening.
Hon. Fred T. Colter was in the
city for a few days during the
week. He was returning to his
home in Colter after an absence
of several weeks spent in . and
C. W. Davis, wife and two of
their chilnren, Mesdames E. tf.
Johnston, Elva Bond. M. E. Bond
and Bishop A. R Bloomfield, of
Ramah, N. M., were in the city
attending the L. D. S. conference
and home coming.
of your interests.