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WEEKLY JOURNAL-MINER, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 17, 1922 LARGER POST IS BACK GBEFUNB OF SEGOMD ANNUAL HOSPITAL FETE; CilS. VISIT AT FORT WHIPPLE Ward 10' and later in the boxing arena. Toward evening, with the feeling of having been brought into more intimate contact with the boys at the post during an exceptionally enjoy able afternoon, the throngs of .visitors began to return to- Prescott. Hun dreds' again visited, the fort last night, to enjoy the tour of the 'grounds over "bump boulevard" past Officers' Row and around the complete cir cuit past the illuminated buildings. Following tliis, they' drew up at the Whipple arena' to see what Tiny "Rc feld would do to Lovett and whether ififce'jRyarpf an Diego would last (en rounds with Lynch. LIE IIS ONE DO (From Saturday's Dally) THE setting for National Hospital Day observances at Fort Whipple this year was considerably different than it was a year ago yesterday. Chiefly, there were the 17 new buildings which are now either completed or nearing completion under the $600,000 congressional appropriation of 1921 to increase the capacity of the hospital. Appearing to the newcomers and to those who have not been af the Fort for some time, three new handsome gray ward buildings loomed up just inside the gate's of the reservation, and on the tour around the grounds, new bund ings were found to1 appear at almost every turn. Appearance of Carnival There was lacking only confetti to" give the celebration the appear ance of a carnival. Throngs of peo ple passed from the headquarters building through the registrar's of fice where visitors were requested to register, on up the hall to the infirm ary, and thence to the Red Cross building and the tour of the post hospital, the reconstruction building, the federal board school, and the rest of the wards. The open space around the Whipple arena was crowded wjtb visitors, and -groups of others, passed up and down the walks. Autouibbijes cpntinually arrived with more visitors and departed for still more. Therd was talk, laughter, greeting of friends, honking of horns, and a live ly interest everywhere in all that was going on. And at intervals from different wards came the jazz rythms and catchy airs of novelty "Slues," quaTtct songs and orchestra and band music. At the registrar's office was found a complete roster of the men in the hospital, arranged alphabetically by states, with the number of each man's ward oppositc his name;- mid here there' was" Searching" for the names of men from everyone's own home town. Visitors passed through the wards extending the greetings of the day to the men on the bunks, or sat in groups on the ward porches and talked while the band played in the arena: stand outside. At Red Cross In the Red Cross building a con tinually changing throng saw the comfortable lounging and reading room provided for the men, the large auditorium, the library" adjoining,- and were welcomed by the Red Cross of ficial and their aides. Here tea was served during the afternoon, and visitors were af liberty fo rest. Across the driveway was found the post hospital, where the' sickest of the men were visited by their old friends and many new ones, and where the extensive' laboratory and surgical equipment was to be seen. Passing to the rear of the" hospital, the stream of visitors rlext found themselves in the" reconstruction building, where one of the most in teresting exhibits of the entire post was on view in the many rooms dis playing the handicraft work of patients' under flic departments of oc cupational' therapy and physio-therapy, treated more at length iff another article in tliis' issue'. At the federal board school were found exhibits of the work of patients studying under various branches of the department. In the English and mathematics department watt found an extensive process of Americanization in addition to the regular work- under Mrs. Florence iE. Gorum. Commercial work under William D. Adams, shortliand and typewriting. , Musical Programs But the day was not only for visitors to Fort Whipple. The patients and their lift- was the center of interest; and the entertainment of fcred them in the various wards pro vided one. of the most attractive fea tures of. tile day. This was the pro gram presented at three .different in tervals by a groupy of Prescott peo ple: first, at 1:30 in Wards; 2 and 3, then at 2:30 in Wards .4 and 5,. and finally at 3:30 in Ward 10. A BIT. FORT CONTAINS: EVERYTHING PEOPLE NEED FOR THEIR EXISTENCE (From Friday's Dally) National Hospital day at Fort Wliipple is not really complete with out a' mention of the work done by one' of the' National Mothers, Mrs. Clayton Ryckman. The' war 6eing over and the work commencing . of. hospitalizing the re turned men unfit to take up their former duties of civilian life, the gov ernment immediately set to work to place these men in hospitals to re cuperafe and, rest while they regained their former physical status. In the west Fort Whipple was regarded as the most desirable site for a' rest' haven. Consequently the' opening of the fort as a base for former soldiers was- started and for months under the supervision of the army medical corps the work went on its way. And from the' very first Mrs. Ryckman, going out among- the' boys then residing there, realized that there was a nce'd for a taste of home cooking by the? fellows who in their waking hours would sit and dream of the pies their mothers used to cook. She realized that the task was indeed a hard one but being of the type that refuses to give in, she com menced work, with the result that in wards whefe the very sick were 'housed; they received visits at the Start once a' week and at each call she came" laden with choice dainties' for "her boys." After a-few weeks she had the men's wishes well in mind and her visits became more and more frequent, so that she" was" greeted with smiles of delight when she arrived at any of the wards. The cause of the smiles was in a" little basket under her arm from which she brought forth such articles as home-cooked macaroni, a small roasted chicken, pie for an other fellow, cake and cookies for some, other lad'; in fact anything that' they dcSircd and it was in' her power to bring to them'. At Christmas time in 1920 her proteges presented her with some thing like $200 in gold and various (From Saturday's Dally) During the year since the first Hospital day, Fort Whipple has al most doubled in size and its equip ment has i been greatly improved. To the layman who makes an occasional visit to the hospital it is a source of constant wonder. Whipple Barracks is a complete city, being self-sustained in every way except for the water which is" furnished by the city' of- Prescott, and the electricity which is furnished by the Arizona Power company. The visitor begins at the head quarters and administration building which can be likened to a city hall. At the registrar's office are kept rosters of the patients not only al phabetically, but also by their cities and states and by the wards. Then there is the ex-ray room; the labora tory, a well equipped eye, car and nose clinic. The dental clinic is beautifully equipped and is one of the most up-to-date in the west, and the phyiothcrapy room is up-to-date in every way. The' surgical department, while not large, is well equipped and adequate for the needs of the hospital. The hospital has a central heating plant which heats all of the buildings on the grounds. There is" a refrige rating plant which makes all the ice used. The store-houses arc filled witli everything' from drugs to musi cal instruments, the total value of which run info the hundreds' of thou sands. There is a garage with" cars ranging from a Ford to a 30-passch-gcr bus. The hospital has" its" own butcher shop and grocery with all kinds of fruits', vegetables, canned goods and everything" else to cat. There is a t bakery with an immense oven which turns out the most delicious bread and pastry. To prepare the food there arc now several large kitchens with small auxiliary kitchens in the buildings lot the men who cannot leave' their beds to come to the dining rooms and everything is being done so tht the meals may be served in the most palatable manner. To one who is not familiar with the work being done by the men, if is a revelation to see the beautiful articles which they have learned to make. Paintings, tooled leather, carved wood, bead chains and purses, wicker lamps and a host of other beautiful and useful things. There seems to be a spirit of serv ice, co-operation and efficiency per vading the whole institution, among the doctors, nurses, reconstruction aides and all' others who compose' ,thc personnel. Despite the fact that there is a great deal of construction going on the grounds arc exceptionally well :kept and clean. It was interesting to see that there are small, screened buildings outside of the kitchens for keeping the garbage cans. 1 But when everything has been said about buildings, grounds, equipment and personnel, the" most striking tiling is the wonderful spirit of the disabled veterans. They' are showing that spirit in their fight for health which won the war and which lias won all wars in which the United States ha's been involved during its history and which caused this- nation to grow from 13 states and a popula tion of 4,000,000 tOf the greatest na tion on earth. NOT IS REPLY IS YET SALVE FOE (Associated1 Press Night Wire) GENOA,- May 11. Russia's reply to the allied memorandum which was presented today to "President Schan zer of the economic conference is regarded as conciliatory. At least it BOOSTING IN TRIBE AT HOME PROGRAM (From Fridays Daily) The, advantage of using Arizona products will be one of the two major points which will be cmpha sized during "Trade at Home; Buy. Arizona Products week," to be ob: considered a basis for further ! served here May 22nd to 27th. The POST AND Gin IKE 1 MEET IN IRDS! C (From Saturdays Dally) Prescott folk yesterday found their visits to the wards among the most enjoyable of the day's experiences at Fort Whipple. Greeting friends among the men, making the acquaint ance of those who had come to the post since previous visits, learning of the daily life of the fellows, the vis itors -gained a clearer idea of the point of view of the "man on the bunk." This personal get-t'ogcther-liness was the chief reason for the observance' of Hospital day, aiid oc cupied most of everyone's time. Work of the rehabilitation division ot the United States veterans .Bu reau, a long new name for the fed eral board school at the post, was cue of the c.entcrs of interest. Es pecially interesting was the work in English and civics with foreign-born ex-soldier men, in the classes taught; by Mrs. Florence E. Gorum. Stu-1 dents of 10 different nationalities have gone through this work since the founding of the school, it was stated. In the course is used word-book containing the foreign equivalents of English words in a dozen languages, ranging from French to Chinese. The class-rooms of the departments of accounting and bookkeeping, taught by William D. Adams; and shorthand and typewriting, taught by REESE. BUTTER (From Friday's Dally) Cheese and butter production on a fairly large scale -soon in the vicinity of Prescott, by J. W. and H. M. Cook, of Mayer, according to reliable information. The Cooks- 'are well known dairymen .and breeders of thorough-bred dairy stock on the Agua Fria below Mayer. They have now purchased the- well-known Brooks place from Eugene. Neuman, consisting of about 100 acres' of fer tile land, on which is a modern dairy barn and other improvements. At this place, cheese and butter production will be begun soon on a big scale, the Cooks state". They see no reason why this, should not be made one of Prcscott's home indus tries. The butter and cheese will be come known as a thoroughly reliable brand of Yavapai production. negotiation, The suggestion that all the tangled financial problems be submitted to a mixed committee of experts named by the Genoa conference, it was be lieved, provides a way to escape from the present super-heated atmosphere which appears to be unfavorable for the settlement of the myriad ques tions arising from the Russian situa tion. England regards the reply as mod erately conciliatory; so also does Italy. .The Italian foreign minister has bee"n working day and night to prevent a break which seemed im mininct through the opposition of France and Belgium to the settlement of the property question which "Great Britain and, the lesser powers will approve. France "Disappointed" France expresses great disappoint ment af the reply and Belgium is far from satisfied. M. Barfhou, head of the Frcrich' delegation, declared the reply did not get anywhere and was not really an answer to the allied proposals. Consequently it will not be certain until after he has confer red with his government whether the Russian proposals will be accepted by the French' as a basis for contin uation of the discussion. In the meantime the future of the conference is uncertain. Some dele gations believe it will close suddenly or perhaps it would be truer to say they hope it will. Other delegates predict it will last six weeks longer. The latter seem to be in the majority and indications tonight are that the conference may be prolonged indefinitely. TIEER-1LE-RI GAME TO BE AT 10 O'CLOCK Hi local campaign conducted by the chamber of commerce will be in line with the movement started last Jan uary by the Arizona Industrial con gress. The term Arizona products In eludes both farm and manufactured products. It includes garden truck for the table, all varieties of dairy and meat products, building mater ials of all kinds, copper utensils and materials, flour, canned goods, lum ber; in fact, almost everything one uses in every-day life, even down to nrooms and sweeping compounds. And they all can be obtained right here, at home in Arizona. The "Use Arizona Products." cam paign of the congress, by increasing the consumption ana production of farm and factory goods produced in the state, proved such a." success that it is being continued, with the added movement now of 'Trade at Home,' nome in tins case meaning ones home town. The reasons for using1 Arizona pro ducts are the same a? those for trading af Home. . It is a question of keeping home money at home, where it will remain and help the develop ment of the state, or sending it away from home and hindering home prog ress by making .home business poorer. RAZAS EUILTT I N TOO IS CONVICTED (From Friday's' Daily) other gifts" were received by her Miss Jessie O. Van Arsdall, were from fellows who came in town 'on opCn to view. The machiuc shop, Saturday and Sunday nights for her taught by John A. Anderson, Jr.; famous dinners, that being a habit. . atm ... .Ppl,ai,;rs lormtQ over a year ago oy ia teiiows The program was excellently adapted to express the spirit of the day, lightness and gaiety 'being con veyed by the accomplished musicians who participated. The' instrumental selections by the always popular Misses Tully met witli an initrfediate welcome from" the men',, as did the excellent singing of lifts Marjorie Nelson. The sougs by the' male' quartet, whose appearance" js always welcomed af the Fort, were well chosen and equally well given. The "blues" and novelty solos of Mrs. Zcb Flfnu and Miss Ethel McMur chic proved popular wherever ' they were heard.- Mrs. H. T. .Southwortlj's accompaniments were skillfully adapt ed' to the soloists' work. No account of the attractions ot tfie afternoon's! entertainment would be complete without mention of the excellent" pfd vaus of the' Prescott band, first in wh6 S&ught a change from the' mess liall at least once a week. They banded tog'ether arid made it a point fo go to town' every Saturday night. The result has been that Mrs. Ryck man was forced . to accommodate at least 30 fellows every Saturday night, not counting the aides and nurses wlio came after hearing the boys rave over home-cooked biscuits and the like. There have been tintcs when her health was on the verge of a -breakdown but she" "carried on" as a fine example to her boys and wherever they go in the future the name of Mrs". Ryckman will come to their lips at the first mention of the corps of National! Mothers. STREET ACCIDENTS LONDON. April 21.-(By" Mail) There were eight more deaths in the United Kingdom from street acci dents in 1921 than in tlie previous year, the figures reading 2,837 in W2Q' aiid 2,845 in 1921. Of. the 1921 total, 2,314 deaths were the result of accidents in winch motor vehicles were concerned, 326 due fo horse-drawn vehicles and 205 to "pedal cycles." ctruction under Percy N. Forgays are eligible only to patients physical ly capable of taking the work, but it was found that the work with those enrolled was producing excel lent results. The piano-lamp stand ard exhibited at the reconstruction building was a product of the ma chine shop's lathes. Automobile re pair instruction is given through dis mantling ;ind rebuilding of automo biles. It is planned to increase the scope of this department upon the arrival of a considerable amount of machinery which has been requested from Washington. RUSS LIVESTOCK SAMARA, Russia, April 12. (By Mail) There is ample livestock in Samara province to , work, the fields and harvest the crop of 1922 despite the fact that it suffered most severe ly from the famine. The rugged, shaggy, little horses, great, groating camels and slow-moving oxen of the famine regions have withstood the winter's hunger as, well or even bet ter thai; the sturdy peasants. TAX III RERE TOREGOLJTE SODA-FOUNTAII (From Friday's Daily) J. H. O'Boyle, assistant chief field deputy collector of internal revenue, from Phoenix, is in ilic city on a tour of the state to visit the various deputy collectors and sec that all those interested are properly advised of the necessity of security registra tion certificates for all soft drink fountains where drinks are mixed. The warm weather is coming on and many places will be opening up and every one who mixes drinks should see the deputy collector, Eli S. Perk ins, in the United States- marshal's office in the Elks building, and make application for thcTr registry certifi cates promptly, fo avoid severe penalties. There is no cost attached to reg istration for this- purpose;? said Col'' lector Perkins. "A small tax is re quired, however, on. the amount of drinks mixed; and as- the law Ii3s been changed, iu respect to drink taxes,- every one who intends to Sell soft drinks this summer- should ad vise themselves of the law before be ginning the' business." iius itr nr. u tsoyiejs tirst .trip, to Prescott, and he likes the Mile High city very much. He will spend" sev eral days here with Deputy Colfectur Perkins to assist him In properly ad vising all taxpayers of their duties under various tax laws wh'ich liavc been repealed or altered. Many people interested in various special taxes will take advantage' of tins visit of itr. O'Boyle fo secure infor- Lasf-Minute Change in Plans De cided on by Managers of Teams; Game will be Called at East Gurley Street Grounds The baseball game today between the Whipple Tigers and the Prescott Mile Hi team will be held on the East Gurley street ball grounds at 10 o'clock sharp this morning. A last-minute change in the plans for the game was announced last right by C. H. Burton, Y. W. C. A. secretary at Whipple, and manager of the Tigers. After consultation with chamber of commerce officials and with Elmer Lawrence, manager of the Mile Hi players, it was decided that 10 o'clock' would be a better hour for the game than the original hour of. 1:30 this afternoon, when other events on the Hospital day pro gram will be taking place. Thus. everyone will have a chance to sec the game. The" struggle between the Whipple ami .Prescott teams 'is expected to be a likely one. Each team has a num ber of wins to its credit, and both are in good shape to put all they have into their playing. A large turnout will be on hand to witness the event. SUPPORT OF BID WILL BE NEEDED, (From Friday's Dailyl Sharper delineation of the issues of the sheep trespass case was" achieved by A. H. Favour, speciaf prosecutor, m the trial of Gregorio Hazas yester day, and at 3:45, Judge Sweeney dc cided this trial and found Hazas guilty. Robert E. Morrison, chief defense counsel, then gave notice of a motion for a new trial, asked that no further hearings be rcld until after a supreme court ruling in the Hazas case, and the court held that the 15 cases to be tried against Serabia must go to trial today. Under a stiuplation of counsel, the testimony aneenng tnc fiazas case is considered to have been elicited as against Alfredo Martinez, so the lat ter' case is decided in favor of the state by the , same verdict of the court. Straight trespass under the defini tion given to it in the law of 1921, was the issue during a day of hotly contested testimony. It was the con tention of the defense that custom had given to the sheepmen certain rights on the public domain. There was a wealth of testimony on the point of just when sheep were first seen using certain ranges. The state on cross-exanunatior. went over and over' the ground, and by attention to minute detail, elicited some interest ing descriptions of the lay of the land north of Castle Hot Springs, where the alleged otfenscs occurred. The' defense early proposed the combining of facts as between Hazas rr.d Martinez, but no stiuplatfoh was entered into until after the State had heard the defense testimony.. Then. with confidence of a ruling against the testimony of rebuttal witnesses, fihe prosecution agreed to the joining of cases and the matter was sub mitted. Judge Sweeney took a re cess of 10 minutes and returned with his decision. CHASING A YEAR WITH "THE MAN ON THE BUNK" Tnurnal-Miner Liners net results, mafiou from headquarters. (From FirMay's Daily) If Prescott is to have a municipal band in the city this year, it must have support, Otho R. Hill, chairman of the band finance committee, said yesterday. The campaign to raise funds- to finance the band this sum mer was in full swing yesterday, with conimittce members' interviewing business and professional men for contributions to the fund. Residents will alsH be called upon, said Hill. "The band is an important factor of life in Prescott," the finance chairs man pointed out. "It is one of the big summer attractions, and wc owe it to the boys at the fort and the people who .come here in summer, as well as to our own town, to jiave these Sunday evening concerts on the 'Plaz3.'' Any business man or resident who has nor been called on, and who will contribute to the fund, is" requested to call Mr. Hill at phone 242,. or see luni at the office of Bur mister & Hill, 105 East Gurley. Judging from the limited applause given the band at its Sunday con cert, we'd say the support it needs is not altogether of a financial nature. RIFLE IEET FOR CADETS (Journal-JIiner cupjial Bureau) PHOENIX. May 11. W. S. In galls, adjutant general, is busy with details of arrangements in connec lion with the state cadet rifle meet which wjjjl be held on the state rifle range near Tcmpc, May C. 17, IS. On these dates rival rilfe teams from all 'parts of the state will meet for competition. The state is installing 30 targets. ajid the range when complete will be the finest between El V3so and San Ftancisco. Following the cadet meet, civilian rifle teams of the state will liold a meet under the auspices of the Na tional Rifle association, the dates be ing May 19, 20 and 21. Yesterday Colonel IngaJIs inspect-' ed the high school cadets of the Tempe Normal school, and found the organization jn first class condi tion, and a credit both to the jtai (From Friday's Dally) By NAUGHTON FARRALL The young man was, by no fault of his own, from the plains of North Dakdfar. He had answered the calf fo war with the same feeling that many of his brothcrs-in-arms had experienced;- that is, a beating heart and a deiirc to take a whack" at the enemy. He had left the farm and after a few months in a training camp where the use of a bayonet and the manual of arms were made familiar to him,- he departed for France aboard a transport crowded fa the fop-deck with others of his! clan. After several months of intense duty he returned home very much the hero for Kavinjf gone through his share of the fight for a worldly peace; but after a short time during which he endeavored to resume the tasks of civilian life, he found that somewhere something was wrong. A trip to the nearest doctqr convinced' him that a. dose of gas received in a fierce barrage one morning east of Chateati-Thierry had come" back on Aim in the form of a hacking cough. The doctor advised him to seek out the public health' doctor in the nearest- big city, and after a thorough ex amination he- was- furnished with transportation to Whipple Barracks with the parting words of "not to worry and fo get as much rest as he could." He arrived after an uneventful trip west, broken only by the" thought of such wonderful scenery being un covered as the train sped on its way westward. Arriving at Prescott he was met by the post ambulance and his bag And trunk being aken into the care of the driver, he was" whisk ed away to thi hospital, where he was deposited af the a'dminiStfafion building and conducted to the reg istrar's office. Here he went through a preliminary verbal examination, and on being finished was tod to grab hip bag and was .led through a long corridor, then out in the air again across the street fo the receiving ward. The nurse on dnty there1 took him in charge, assigned fiim to a bed. gave" him a pair of pajamas,- a bath towel, also two hand towels. He was told that he would eat on a tray for a few days until hi? first examina tion tpqk place. He .was given. -.a steel locker in which to place his things, and after having, done so he retfred fo the wash-room for a thor ough cleaning affer hisr dusty trip. Returning up-sfairs, he found the doctor waiting to see him, and he' immediately proceeded to hi office, whefe after a: few more questions he was informed that his examination would take place, in the morning. Once agam he returned to his bed, and as it was nearly supper tunc. the orderly brought him his tray and to his amazement he' found that it included everything that he would have ordered had he gone into a- res taurant meat', potatoes, toast; cof fee, butter, and salad, alstf some pic for dessert After eating for several meals on the train he more1- than rel ished the supper, and found some of the fellows going back for more. After supper he went for a walk. and finally strolled into the Red Cross" hut, where a movie was in progress. He enjoyed the" show im mensely and left for his ward with' a determination" to come again the next night. At ! o'clock the lights went out, but the night nurse found rum sound asltep in his bed when 6he made her nightly rounds. Morning came" all too soon, for he was tired after fn's- trip. After an en joyable breakfast, he returned to his bed for his first rest hour, from 9 until 11. At 11:10 he was called for his examination, and with a rapidfy Beating' heart he knocked on the door of the doctor'r dffice. He found two doctors present, alsd a stenographer. They asked him questions that took him back over his years prior to his enlistment and all through up to the present day. He was then fold to strip to tlie' waist. He complied with alarcify, then the' doctors started te TTC-rk on him. He-coughed, said one. two, three, ninety-nine; did it again, coughed some' more, jogged up and down while they felt his- heart, and was then told to dress and return to his bed. After -several days he was trans ferred to another Tvard, where he started taking sun treatments', under the supervision .of a doctor trained in the work. He had also made the rounds -of all the specialists; that is to say, he had each- of the- following examined: Ey'es, ears, nose,- throat. The surgical doctor looked hint over. the dentist pawed over his teeth, and the re'sulf was! that he had enough ap pointments - ort his list to keep him busy for' several weeks'. And af the end of a year he returned to his former home ready and as fit as when He went away to war. TO BUY SEED STOCK MOSCOW MAY 10. The Uk rainian. Foreign . trade Commissioner, M- Broiv returning, from Berlin, told 3n iuterviewer that- extensive arrange- and to Colonel F. M. Jriih, the rnilr-;trients have beep nude in Berlin for tary instructor in charge purchasing European food and seeds.