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THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1919
HUNGER DRAWS THE MAP
JACK W. Porter Adamana Oil & Land Co
533 Famine Conditions
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Sufficient Present Food Suj
But fulure Ser.
PHSi Peoples already receiving
telvo American, aid
a rood map or Europe nAiay snows
I not a single country In which the fu
ture does not hold threat of serious
1 difficulties and only a small part which
1b not rapidly approaching the famine
point. With the exception of the
Ukraine only those countries which
have maintained marine commerce
have sufficient food supplies to meet
actual needs until next harvest, and
even In the Ukraine, with stores Accu
mulated on the farms, there Is famine
In the large centers of population.
' Belgium and northern France, as
well as Serbia, appear on the hunger
map distinct from the rest of Europe
because they stand In a different rela-
tlon from the other nations to the peo
ple of the United States. America has
i for four years maintained the small
i war rations of Belgium and northern
i France and Is already making special
efforts to care for their Increased
fter-the-war needs, which, with those
of Serbia, must be Included In this
plan, are urgent In the extreme and
must have Immediate relief.
The gratitude of the Belgian nation
for the help America has extended to
her during the war constitutes the
strongest appeal for us to continue our
work there. The moment the German
armies withdrew from her soil and she
was established once more In her own
U. S. HEALTH SERVICE
Increase in All Respiratory Dis
eases After the Influenza
Influenza Expected to Lurk for Month
How to Guard Against Pneumonia.
Common Colds Highly Catching-
Washington, D. 0. With the subsid
ence of the epidemic of influenza the
attention of health officers Is directed
to pneumonia, bronchitis and other
diseases of the respiratory system
which regularly cause a large number
of deaths, especially during the winter
season. According to Rupert Blue,
Surgeon General of the United States
Public Health Service, these diseases
will be especially prevalent this win
ter unless the people are particularly
careful to obey health Instructions.
"The present epidemic," said Sur
geon General Blue, "has taught by bit
ter experience how readily a condition
beginning apparently as a slight cold
may go on to pneumonia and death.
Although the worst of the epidemic Is
over, there will continue to be a large
number of scattered cases, many of
them mild and unrecognized, which
will be danger spots to bo guarded
against." The Surgeon General likened
the present situation to that after a
great fire, saying, "No lire chief whd
understands his business stops playing
the hose on the charred debris as soon
aB the flames and visible fire have dis
appeared. On the contrary, he con
tlnues the water for hours and even
days, for he knows that there is dan-i
ger of the Are rekindling from smol
'Then you fear another outbreak ot
Influenza?" he was asked. "Not neces
sarily another large, epidemic," said
the Surgeon General, "but unless the
people learn to realize the seriousness
of the danger they will be compelled to
pay n heavy death toll from pneumo
nia and other respiratory diseases.
Common Colds Highly Catching.
"It Is encouraging to observe that
people are beginning to learn that or
dinary coughs and colds are highly
catching and are spread from person
to person by means of droplets of
germ laden mucus. Such droplets are
sprayed Into the air when careless or
lenorant neonle cough or sneeze wiui
out covering their mouth and nose. It
Is also good to know that people havo
'learned something about the value o
, fresh air. In summer, when people
are largely out or aoora, we reaimu-
kiorv diseases (ctfjw&acolds. Dneuma
lacwnt: rou .i&v
seut or government tne little nation s
first thought was to express her grati
tude to the Commission for Relief In
Belgium for preserving the lives of
millions of her citizens.
Germany, on the other hand, need
not figure In such a map for Ameri
cans because there is no present indi
cation that we shall be called on at all
to take thought for the food needs of
Germany. Germany probably can care
for her own food problem If she Is
given access to shipping and is enabled
to distribute food to the cities with
dense populations, which are the trou
England, France, the Netherlands
and Portugal, all of which have been
maintained from American supplies,
have sufficient food to meet Immediate
needs, but their future presents seri
ous difficulties. The same is true of
Spain and the northern neutral coun
tries Norway, Sweden and Denmark
whose ports have been open and who
have been able to draw to some degree
upon foreign supplies.
Most of Russia is already In the
throes of famine, and 40,000,000 people
there are beyond the possibility of
help. Before another spring thou
sands of them Inevitably must die.
This applies as well to Poland and
practically throughout the Baltic re-
nla, etc.) are Infrequent; In the fall,
as people begin to remain Indoors, the
respiratory diseases increase; in the
winter, when people are prone to stay
In badly ventilated, overheated rooms,
the respiratory diseases become very,
Suitable Clothing Important.
"Still another factor in the produo
tlon of colds, pneumonia and other re
spiratory diseases Is carelessness or lg
norance of the people regarding suit
able clothing during the seasons when
the weather suddenly changes, sitting
in warm rooms too heavily dressed or,
what Is even more common, especially
among women, dressing bo lightly that
windows are kept closed In order to be
comfortably warm. This Is a very In
Could Save 100,000 Lives.
"I believe we could easily save ona
hundred thousand lives annually In
the United States If all the people
would adopt the system of fresh air
living followed, for example, In tuber
culosis sanatoria. There is nothing
mysterious about It no specific medi
cine, no vaccine. The important thing
is right living, good food and plenty of
Droplet Infection Explained In Pictures,
"The Bureau of Public Health,
Treasury Department, has just Issued
a striking poster drawn by Iierryman,
the well-known Washington cartoonist.
The poster exemplifies the modern
method of health education. A few
years ago, under similar circumstances,
the health authorities would have Is
sued an official dry but scientifically
accurate bulletin teaching the role of
droplet Infection In the spread of re
spiiatory diseases. The only ones who
would have understood the bulletin
would have been those who already
knew all about the subject. The man
In the street, the plain citizen and the
many millions who toll for their living
would have had no time and no desire
to wade through the technical phrase
COLDS, INFLUENZA, PNEUMONIA, AND
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gions, with conditions most serious in
Bohemia, Serbia, Roumnnla and
Montenegro have already reached the
famine point and are suffering a heavy
toll of death. The Armenian popula
tion Is falling each week as hunger
takes its toll, and In Greece, Albania
and Roumnnla so serious are the food
shortages that famine Is near. Al
though starvation is not yet Imminent,
Italy, Switzerland, Bulgaria and Tur
key are In the throes of serious strin
gencies. In order to fulfill America's pledge
In world relief we will hove to export
every ton of food which can be han
dled through our ports. This means nt
the very least a minimum of 20,000,000
tons compared with 6,000,000 tons pre
war exports and 11,820,000 tons ex
ported last year, when we were bound
by the ties of war to the European
If we fall to lighten the black spots
on the hunger map or If we allow any
portions to become darker the very
peace for which we fought and bled
will be threatened. Revolt and anarchy
inevitably follow famine. Should this
happen we will see In other parts of
Europe a repetition of the Russian de
bacle and our fight for world peace
will have been In vain.
SAVE 16,000,000 BUSHELS
OF WHEAT THAT FORMERLY
WAS LOST IN THRESHING
Farmers, Urged by Food Adminfstra-
tlon, Provide Seven Extra LoavM
of Bread for Every American.
By adopting cleaner threshing meth
ods and by literally combing harvest
fields to gather grain formerly wast
ed, threshermen and farmers of the
United States this year saved fully
16,000,000 bnshels of wheat, estimated
as equivalent to about seven one-pound
loaves of bread for every person In
the country. This result, accompanied
by corresponding savings of barley,
oats, rye and other grains. Is shown by
reports from S3 grain states to the U.
3. Food Administration. Other states,
although not prepared to furnish defi
nite figures of conservation in the
grain fields, report greatly reduced
This rural food saving achievement,
accomplished In scarcely six months'
time, was In direct response to re
quests by the Food Administration,
which asked farmers and threshermen
to reduce harvest losses from about
3 per cent. the estimated average
In normal times to the lowest possi
ble minimum. Country grain thresh
ing committees carried Into every
grain growing community the official
recommendations for accomplishing
the results desired.
In numerous Instances drivers of
racks with leaky bottoms were sent
from the fields to repair their equip
ment and frequently bad order thresh
ing machines were stopped until the
cause of waste was removed. But in
proportion to the number of persons
engaged In gathering the nation's grain
crop, cases of compulsion were com
paratively rare. The Food Adminis
tration freely attributes the success of
the grain threshing campaign to pa
triotic service by farmers, thresher
men and their crews. Incidentally
grain growers of the United States are
many millions of dollars "in pocket"
as a result of the grain saved.
NO ONE SUFFERED HERE.
The marvel of our voluntary food
saving, now that we are "getting re
sults," is that no one ever actually
suffered any hardship from It; that
we all are better in healtn and spirit
and better satisfied with ourselves be
cause of our friendly self-denial.
Food control In America held the
price of breadstuffs steady, prevented
vicious speculation and extortion and
preserved tranquillity at home.
Miner Want Ads Bring Results. Try.
ONE OF THE FIRST
COMPANIES TO START
DRILLING IN THE
OIL SHOULD BE
STRUCK BY MARCH 31
With me Adamana and other companies now actively drilling-' 'th still more out
fits getting ready for active operations and prominent opeiators from older
oil centers arriving in Holbrook almost daily, it will not be long before this, field
is tested and we truly believe that oil in paying quantities will be found in our
district. Geologists and practical oil men from other fields, who have no offic
ial connection with our company, say that we have almost ideal geological condi
tions for oil at the well which we are now sinking.
NEWS FROM COUNTY TOWNS
Special Correspondence to the I
Mohave County Miner
A. J. Townsend and H. H. Gray
spent a very happy Christmas on the
Mr. and Mrs. John Neal from Burro
Creek spent their Christmas with the
Neal family on the Sandy.
Miss Mary Wilkins of Burro Creek
is in Kingman spending the Christ
mas with her mother.
Miss Minnie Grey has been confin
ed to her bed several days with a
slight attack of the influenza.
Mrs. M. M. Edmunds teacher of
the Bland school has also been in bed
with the influenza.
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Cofer of Trout
Creek are now living on the Telly
Bland ranch of the lower Sandy.
Miss Nadine Hubbs of Kingman
spent two weeks on the Sandy with
Mrs. L. C. Johnston.
Joe Banages lost two' little boys
with the influenza. The rest are fast
Miss Louise Williams spent her
Christmas in the mountains with her
mother. She will return to King
The Hardwick children are suffering
from very severe attack of the Whoop
R. L. Gray from the Santa Maria
section spent two days on the Sandy
visiting his brother H. H. Gray.
Special Correspondence to the
Mohave County Miner
Harry Lowe, G. R. McNeil and Ray
geles. Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Alger are the
proud parents of a baby daughter,
which came to them as a New Year's
greeting. Mr. Alger came in from
Holbrook to be with his wife during
Miss Emma Berny and Gladys St.
Charles returned to Chloride after
spending the holidays with their par
ents in Los Angeles.
School opened in Chloride January
Harry Lowe, G. R. MvNeil and Ray-
mand Wright returned Monday from a
trip to the coast, the journey was
made overland. They brought back
with them a handsome Premier auto
mobile. Elmer Hubbard is here from Los
Angeles and will spend the winter
with his sister, Mrs. A. Nord.
We are glad to welcome Mr. and
Mrs. R. K. Humphreys into our midst,
as new residents of Chloride. Mr.
Humphreys is the new general man
ager of the Mohawk and Bella Union
mines. Work on trie propentes is
soon to be under way.
Jack Aagard, accompanied by Capt.
Walker, are intown looking over the
Mrs. Blanche Perrie and daughter
Dorothy are visiting with the parents
of Mrs. Perrie, Mr. and Mrs. William
"American Block Lump"
From the Coal fields of Gallup, also
Dry Slab and Block Wood
IN 12 INCH LENGTHS
Don't forget your War Savings 'Stamp pledge. Help Arizona to reach its
quota. Arizona is lagging in the drive to sell War Savings Stamps.
Boost the State's record along by buying a Baby Bond today.
Tar McComb & Ware Com,l Co.
Call at Central Commer
cial Company, Hardware
Department, or address
P- 0. Box 265' Kinsman.
I will appreciate handling-
your orders for stock
Special Correspondence to the
Mohave County Miner
Geo. McDebitt, brother-in-law of
Mrs. Henry Hand, came in town, Sun
day. Last Friday night, Mrs. Blanche
Forch gave a dance at the St. Fran
cis Hotel, in honor of her son, Ralph,
who was off on a furlough. About
twenty guests were invited, among
which were the Misses Dorothy George
and Helene Seeley from Kingman and
Eugene Stiles, was off on a furlough
from the aviation field in Sacramento,
Judge Paul Thorne, from Kingman,
was in town Saturday.
W. P. Mahoney and family moved
to Kingman, the last part of last
week, where Mr. Mahoney will take
office as Sheriff of Mohave county,
Jan. 1st. Mr. Mahoney will be miss
ed around Oatman, as he is one of the
most popular men in this vicinity.
Elmer Storms and Angus Duncan
returned from Los Angeles, Friday,
where they spent the Christmas hol
Kenneth Sweetland and wife came
over from Chloride, Sunday. They
stayed over for the dance.
Gladys Cook left for Kingman, Sun
day where she will attend the High
School, this coming term.
Miss Ruby Kearns, who has been
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Penrod, here
returned to Kingman, Tuesday.
Miss. Esther Lee Menefee was ov
er from Kingman, Sunday, visiting
Miss Peggy Parsons.
Eugene Stiles, who had been visit
ing with his parents and sister, left
for Sacramento, Calif, Saturday.
Ralph Forch left Oatman Monday.
Mr. Forch spent about ten days of
his furlough here with his mother.
There was a dance at the Star
theatre New Year's Eve. Quite a
large crowd attended, but due to the
chiliness o the theatre, some would
not venture forth.
The dance ended in a confetti bat
tle. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hatch arrived in
town Tuesday. Mr. Hatch had just
been discharged from the service, be
fore he visited Oatman, several days
before Christmas. The couple -were
married several weeks' ago, in Texas.
The bride being Mrs. Stella Gray be
fore her marriage to Mr. Hatch.
W. K. Ridenour left here for Los
The United Eastern mining com
pany very kindly remembered all of
their employees with five dollars, this
Christmas, which was very mucn ap
preciated by all concerned.
Miss Ruth Long returned to King
KINGMAN WATER COMPANY
SOLICITS YOUR WATER BUSINESS
Pure Spring Water
Trouble Man, Joe Chambers Black 101
FOR A SHORT TIME
CAN BUY STOCK
CENTS PER SHARE
MEKf BY BUYING
man Saturday to go to school. Miss
Long has been living in Oatman for
the past few weeks, with her monther
and father. Mrs. W. Long returned
to Kingman with Ruth.
Miss Dorothy George and Miss Hel
ene Seeley from Kingman were guests
of Miss Ruth Long for several days
previous to her departure for King
man. Dr. Carmichael, from Prescott, Ariz,
will be the. new Tom Reed physician.
He arrived Tuesday to take Dr. R. J.
Wm. Mackie spent New Year's Day
Among the people who went to the
New Year's Eve dance at Kingman
from. here, was Kenneth Smith.
Schbol 'KtaTted Monday morning. On
account of having missed so much
school, the children were not given a
holiday, New Year's Day.
Harry Le Clair went to Needles,
Manday. Mr. Le Glair will go out to
his mining property near Needles
while be is down that way.
Mrs. Lula Aniann arrived in Oat
man Thursday; - 1
Otto Ketelson, being discharged
from the service, arrived in Oatman,
Wednesday with his mother ,who has
been away several months.
AN IMPORT DUTY
Beginning with the first of the
year Mexico placed an import duty
on food stuffs as well as materials.
One dollar per 'hundred has been
charged against flour and sugar and
lesser tariff on other necessities. Son
ora people are badly in need of food
from the United States and it is their
own people who will be the sufferers
from the imposition of a duty. Just
how far the tariff tax will be carried
has not yet been given out, but it
is expected that an effort will be made
by the Mexican government to dis
courage importations from the United
WILL LIMIT BUTTER
PROFITS FOR MAKERS
By a new ruling of the State Food
Administration creameries will be
limited to five cents per pound profit
on butler. Had the food adminis
trator gotten busy early in the game
he would have saved many thousands
of dollars to consumers by placing a
resonable profit on sales of necessities
especially coming from the wholesal
ers." PASSING TROUGH
J. L. Doyle, of Flagstaff,
throueh Kins-man yesterday
way to Oatman, where he will take a
position with a mining company.