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•btortd u Second Class Matter at tk* Postoffice at Crested Butte, Cola E. H. McDO WELL. PubTTsherT MATTIE L. MILLER, Editor. Subscription $2 a year * • Gunnison News Frem The Empire S. R. Nesbeth came down from Pitkin Friday. Davie Davis is reported on the sick list this week. Wm. Valdez was a visitor from Parlia Monday. Miss Margaret Crary was a passen ger to Crested Butte Sunday. Judge Nourse returned from a business trip to Denver Sunday. Gus Hoyt and family are all re ported on the sick list this week. Dexter T. Sapp was a passenger to Denver Friday on a business trip. Chas. Rouser came down from Par lin Monday, returning that evening. Mr. and Mrs. Richter carne in Mon day evening from the lower country. Dan Lehan is helping at the O'Leary drug store this week taking inventory. Clarence McDonald came down from Doyle to attend the commissioners' meeting Monday. Wm. Whalen came down from C. B. Monday to be present at the com missioners’ meeting. A. L. Wilson was in town Saturday calling at the stores and wishing them a Happy New Year. Wheeler Brothers and John Bain were Gunnison visitors from their ranches near Parlin Saturday. Miss Wedabelle Lashbrook came up from lola Monday where she has spent two weeks visiting Mrs. Kelly. Mrs. Moffitt came down from Crest ed Butte Friday to help nurse John nie Kane who is seriously ill with pneumonia. Misses Emma and Alberta Crary were out-going passengers to Canon City Saturday, where they will enter the Academy. < A letter received from E. S. Mc- Millan states he is well and hopes to return to the old U. S. A. before many months. Oscar Dunn and wife came over from Powderhom Thursday, return ing Friday with a load of furniture for their new home. Verne Meyers, who has been very sick at the Harry De Yarman ranch, is reported on the road to revovery, which is good news to all. Geo. Espey is up again after sev eral days on the sick list, and while he is still pretty weak we 4hink he will soon be able to be out. Charles Lamb writes from Brooks Field Aviation Camp, Texas, that he is getting along fine and that he ex pects to be in Gunnison some time in February. Welcome Charles. Dr. Walker returned from Delta and Montrose Friday where he went on business. After spending a three day quarantine at La Veta, he is again waiting on customers at the drug store. Mrs. Ruth lAshbrook and Miss Grace Winslow were out-going pas sengers Friday enroute to La Jara where they were employed as teach ers and since the ban is lifted they will finish the term. There is some talk of school start ing Jan. 13th. It seems that the ma jority of the parents are not in favor of school beginning, on account of the present health conditions. There are some few who want school to be gin regardless of the epidemic. Mrs. N. J. McDonough celebrated her 74th birthday Sunday. She was entertained at a turkey dinner at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Keelor. Mrs. and Mrs. H. P. Ferguson were also guests at the dinner, it being the 44th anniversary of their wed ding day. Another drive is on us. The Ar menian and Syrian Drive is to begin January 12th. The Armenians and Syrians, harried by the unspeakable Turk, are in desperate need. If re lief does not reach them at oifce, thousands will perish. The Gunnison County quota is $l,lOO. Chas. McDermott has just received a letter from his brother Edward, of Douglas, Wyoming, stating that he had heard from his son, Claude Mc- Dermott, who is a sergeant in the 91st Division in France that saw ser vice la the great Argonne Forest bat tle. From his regiment—a regiment Is usually about 1,000 men —only survived the battle. The health board met the first of the week and decided t 6 enforce the quarantine on ..any and all persons coming in on the train from all points on the main line on account of the possibility of being exposed while on the train, for the conductors report very frequent cases of flu breaking out on the train and when a patient comes down with the flu while on the train it exposes the rest of the passengers so it is thought safest to quarantine any one coming in on ths trains. Word comes from Miss Doris Stock dale that she has the flu and her sis ter who has been ill several days died with the same disease. Miss Stock-, dale was one of our central girls here and we hope for a speedy recovery and her return to ouf little city where flu is not so plentiful. Ed McCully returned Wednesday morning after several months spent in the U. S. service. Ed is glad to get home but thinks serving a sen tence in the guard house is fine com pared with the quarantine at La Veta. Tom Watkins of Ouray, came in Wednesday to measure the water in the Gunnison river, also the East and Taylor rivers at Almont, for the gov ernment. —o — Mr. and Mrs. Ed Funk came down from Cochetopa Tuesday and report every one well and not half as much snow there as there is here in Gun nison. Dr. Sanford was called to Jack’s Cabin Wednesday night to attend the baby of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Baker, who has been quite sick for several days. Harry Fogg and wife made a trip by auto to McConnell’s ranch above Doyle Sunday. They report the roads not as good-as near town. 1 —o— — E Middlebrook came down from Crested Butte Wednesday and took tho east-bound train to Kansas City that evening. Father Bertrand was a passenger on Wednesday evening’s train to spend a few days visiting Father Kipp. Tom Stevens, Miss Ethel Miller and Henry Rausis motored down from their Tomichi creek ranch Wednes day. Mr. and Mrs. Glenn WUMama and baby wero visitors in town Wednes day from their Beaver creek ranch. We understand that Claud Lucero is very sick at his home near Glacier. Dr. Sanford was called in attendance. Mrs. Rocter is reported doing nice ly at the Springs, where she has been taking treatment for the past month. Sam Bottenfield and wife were in from the ranch Friday and remained over night returning Saturday. Mel Deering is quite under the weather at Parlin but we are glad to hear is improving each day. Mervin Ivy went to Crested Butte Sunday to spend some time in that progressive little town. We understand the Rio Grande rail road company have laid off 90 of their present mert (V Cecil Carrol went to Spencer Mon day to work for the Headlight min ing company. Archie Miller and son. were down from their ranch Monday on business. —o —- Grover Carpenter spent a day or so in town this week from near Sapinero. H. S. Crooks and wife were busi ness visitors in town Wednesday. Jack Jennings returned home on the west-hound train Wednesday. The family of W. S. Large is re ported on the sick list. Wilier Curtis went to Doyleville Thursday in his Ford. Jay White come down from Parlin Tuesday on business. Harry Verhuel visited town Mon day on business. Ralph Allen was a caller in town Wednesday. Geo. Andrews was a visitor in town Sunday. Del McKee visited in town on Tues day. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING Notice is given that the regular annual meeting of the stockholders of the Bank of Crested Butte will be held at its hanking house on Tues day, January 14th, 1919, at 9 p. nv, for the purpose of electing a Board of Directors to serve during the en suing year, and for the transaction of any other business properly brought before said meeting. , Dated at Crested Butte, Colorado, this 10th day of December, 1918. 62-5 t G. V. BENSON, Cashier. If in want of anythtng try an adlet in the Pilot. It will bring results. 1 RED CROSS RELIEF IN THE FAR EAST Bring Food and Supplies to Czecho-Slovaks in Siberia. k HE American Red Cross has be come very active in that part of Russia surrounding Vladivos- T tok, anti the prompt medical assistance rendered that distressed country lias resulted In suving thousands of lives. The rescue work done by the Red Cross for the Czecho-Slovak refugees has assumed prodigious proportions and is dully becoming greater in scope. Cuhied advices received from Vladi vostok report that more than 20,000 Czecho-Slovak refugees, 4,000 of them children, are now being cared for by the American Red Cross at that city. In addition to tills relief work, the cables state that the Red Cross Medical or •gunl ration is attending hundreds of wounded Czecho-Slovak soldiers who have reached Vladivostok after weeks of tlie most desperate fighting against the pro-German forces. The condition of the refugees, who were found living in tents'and freight cars along the Chinese Eastern Rail way west of Harbin, wus pitiable. A majority of them are farmers, though there are many coal miners und rail way employees in the number, people who were <1 riven from their homes by the Bolshevik!, and some German and Austrian war prisoners. Tiie work of administering to the wounded Czecho-Slovak- fighters, who steadfastly refused to recognize the Bolshevik!-German peace, und reliev ing the distress of the homeless civil ians was started the moment tlieir plight wns brought to the attention of tin* American Red Cross. The relief work was directed by Charles K. Mo ser. American consul and head of the Red Cross chapter nt Harbin. Ameri can Red Cross chapters at Tokyo and Shanghai also gnve valuable aid. While waiting for Instructions from America, they went ahead and rnlsed funds In Vladivostok which provided temporary relief for both soldiers and civilians. On authorization of tiie American Red Cross, Dr. R. B. Teusler, head of Entrance to American Red Cross Hos pital at Kiev. St. Luke's Hospital ut Tokyo, hurried to Vladivostok with necessary hospital supplies and perfected a medical or ganization to care for the Incoming wounded soldiers. Tills organization, which wns com plete from a medical and snnitnf*y standpoint, consisted of a base hospital with a lied enpneity for 200, one rolling canteen, two sanitary trains, one field first-aid unit and a disinfecting train. Dr. Teusler cabled that there were in active service with Ills unit fourteen American and seven Japanese doctors and fifteen American and seventeen Japanese nurses. All the American doctors are volunteering their services. Dr. Teusler said lie hoped to enlist thirty additional American doctors and fifty American uurses In the Orient. MOBILE HOSPITALS AT FRONT. It Is the tnsk of « mobile hospital to advance to the front lines with the troops to give first aid treatment to the wounded. The mobile hospital unit from buse hospltul No. 20, Uni versity of Pennsylvania, were coin mended by General Perslijng for the courage they displayed under shell fire. Two Red Cross nurses were in cluded in this special distinction for their bravery and devotion to duty. oj If «■/« ■ Hot broth !s always welcomed by our men ‘‘over there,” but when It is served by a “regular American woman'* it Is doubly welcome. Photo above was taken at n French field hospital “somewhere In France,” and shows two Y. C. A. canteen girls serving the .convalescents. “Something to warm you up a bit, buddie," heard at the outer edge of a tent is sure to bring instant response from the inside of the tent. Tho American Red Cross nurses, Salva tion Army lassies and Y. M. C. A. canteen girls hold themselves in readiness for any and every kind of service. “Buddie” is glad to see them, whatever tlieir mission, for, being Americans, it is good Just to feast one’s eyes on them. WHAT COUNTRY MUST DO FOR ITS DISABLED SOLDIERS Problems of Reconstruction Confront American Red Cross With New Tasks and New Responsibilities. During these Christmases, when men In the trenches and on mined sens sing carols; when our country glows to Its uttermost boundaries with the sym bol of tiie Red Cross; when the most earthbound look fer awhile nt tiie crosses and the stars —new under standings, new simplicities, new will ingness for service come to very many men and women. And as our soldiers and sailors who went out young and strong and singing the “Long, Long ‘Trail” and “Over There" now come back crippled and disabled, Americans ure seeing more and more their own part and responsi bility In reconstruction. This work ineuns teaching the blind to see, giv ing movement to the paralyzed, power to the remnants of arms and legs to do full duty, the chnncc of health to tho tubercular, light to minds be fogged by shell shock. Our government, the Medical De partment of the Army and the Ameri can Red Cross, from the time qf our entrance In the war, have been work ing out the tasks preparatory to this reconstruction, which Is the key-word to tlieir usefulness and happiness. The work Itself is already begun In the hospitals where our returned men have been brought This has meant the equipment of hospitals, the recruiting of the doc tors and nurses and the fomiulutlon of plans for training for vocations, which means independence, replacing activi ty for Inactivity. For this physical reconstruction in our military hospitals nt home, our government, through the ottlce of the Surgeon General, is asking for recon struction aids. This hospital service is open to hundreds, Indeed thousands, of women who as wives of men In the service have been technically barred from other military hospital service. They are needed nt once and may learn full particulars regarding train ing, qualifications, pay and so forth by writing for information to the office of the Surgeon-General, Division of Reconstruction, Washington, D. C. They are civilian employees of the Medical Department of the Army, and tlieir work comes under one of two classes —either the distinctly physical reconstruction which has to do with massage, electrotherapy, dydotliernpy and mechanotherapy, or tho occupa tional work which will prepare the men to take up the regular vocational training for which we often hear the word “re-education." The Federal government has charge of this work. Other agencies working under government control will help. Tiie American Red Cross, especially, will supplement It, and through its Home Service has assumed the obliga tion to assist every soldier or sailor and his family whenever they need aid or counsel from IL TUBERCULOSIS FIGHTERS JOIN WITH RED CROSS » Fifteen hundred anti-tuberculosis j associations in every state in the Un f lon have set aside tlieir ordinary work and are giving their time and atten tion during the next month to the Red Cross Christmas Roll Cuii, according . to ati announcement from the head quarters of the National Tuberculosis Association. Instead of the usual sale of Red Cross Seals which has been conducted for the last ten years by the National Tuberculosis Association and the American Red Cross, this coming : year the tuberculosis movement will ; be supported by a direct appropriation of $2,000,000 from the Red Cross, and in turn ail of the machinery of the tu berculosis campaign will be turned HOT BROTH FOR “BUDDIE” When American soldiers, blinded in battle, recover from their immediate wounds nt tho base hospitals In France speciul work for them Is commenced. Later they are brought to the United States Military General Hospital No. 7, nt Baltimore, for further medical and surgical treatment and special teaching. The Ideal of the government will be to place every blinded tnnn in a condition to take care of himself and those dependent on him. In many cases, It is hoped, the men will be able to command a larger salary nftcr tak ing their training than before they lost their sight. American Red Cross lias supple mented tiie Army’s plnn by creating the Red Cross Institute for tho Blind. One of Its functions will be to provide certain financial aid to equip the blind man after Ids re-education is complet ed, ns, for Instance, furnishing type writers to those who enter commer cial life. It will be unearthing new oc cupations. helping to establisli homes and arrange home work for those who enunot go into offices or factories. But it will do something else that is, THE RED CROSS MAN. By Jeanne Judeon. The Red Cross man was here today, He seems to know some magic way Of being everywhere; In Paris when a chap Is broke, He passes out a Yankee smoke, And at the front, he’s there. Ue gives us something hot to drink, He seems to want to make us think We’re happy and at ease; Ue keeps ns busy us cun be, Just working for my mutes and - me, nis method sure does please. And though he doesn’t tote a gun, We know he’s with us everyone, ■ Till duty sets us free; Ills wheeled canteen is far more - fair Than any lobster palace rare. We drink his health In tea. i Hospital searchers are being sent by the American Red Cross into nil the hospltnls nlong the front. Their tnsk is to supplement the necessarily mea ger reports sent by the Army to the families of the killed and woumlcd wlth more detailed letters. It is the human touch that makes tlte whole world kin. into helping swell the membership of tiie American Red Cross In an effort I to enroll every man and woman in the country. In every state there Is a well organ- • ized state organization, and under it there are strong local branches. These | trained workers will co-operate with | the Red Cross chapters in their coin- [ inunity and will endeavor to organize | their districts so that no one can es- j cape solicitation. Universal member ship in the Red Cross' will be tbe aim. WILL GIVE COMFORT KITS. Because of limited room on the transports the Army' has now barred comfort kits from the personal bag gage of soldiers. However, aince these have furnished such real comfort i\nd pleasure to our boys, the American Red Cross Is arranging again, a Chrlstmns story. This ited Cross Institute will, in so far as Is hu manly possible, have flic relative who will be responsible for the care of the blind man when he returns home, take the government training, side by side with him. ns is now done by the British nnd French. With this full under standing nt home of his difficulties and possibilities, many an ambition at first undreamed of may be fulfilled. Through the gift of Jerenilnh Mil hank of New York the Red Cross was enabled to establish in New York Its experimental Red Cross Institute for Crippled and Disabled Men. One of its principal objects is to assist in the general campaign of public education regarding the results which can he ac complished by systematically re-truln ing disabled men for occupations lu which they can successfully compete with able-bodied men. “Thus equipped,” writes W. Frank Persons, Director General of Civilian Relief of the American Red Cross, “they may confidently look forward to a future of normal hutnun work and play." CARING FOR THOSE WHO ARE LEFT BEHIND Because of her continued absence i from school and the fact that she lived in rather an undesirable neighborhood and wus on the streets all day a school teacher recently brought to the atten tion of the Home Service department of tiie Red Cross the story of a girl of ten years whose mother wus iii and whose only other relatives were two brothers, one In camp and the other a youth of seventeen whose earnlnga seemed to be the only means of sup port for the family. The Home Service worker called, found the mother very 111 and needing hospital care at once. Arrangements were made for the mother's care and also for a home for the girl In the country where she would receive real home training and love. The mother grew worse and died soon afterwards. The seventeen-year-old boy enlisted. The boy in camp had not known that his mother needed his help, but was glad to contribute from bis pay when the true circumstances were made known. The girl is now In tbe cou% try, going to school, and Is receiving allotments from both of her brothers and is well "cared for. She Is under the watchful care of the Home Service workers and comes to them often for counsel. !j A portable kitchen, Installed by the American Red Cross on tiie exact spot where Jonn of Arc was captured, pro vided tea, coffee and other refresh ments to 10,000 soldiers and civilians daily. for ns large' freight shipments of these as possible to be distributed through Its Foreign Commissions. For these hgve made universal appeal. One big burly soldier boy was as pleased as punch over some simple puzzle that had been slipped into the bag he drew. Still another instance Is told of n soldier boy who came from the trench covered with grime and dirt and with not even ns much as a toothbrush In his possession. When he was handed a comfort kit with comb, brush and even a toothbrush his joy knew no bounds, and he Immediately mnde a mental allotment from his next pay day to go to the American Red CroN*. which had proved his intend in bis ’ hour of need. \ If in want of anything try an adlet in the Pilot. It will bring results.