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Elk Mountain Pilot
•btortd u Second Class Matter at
tk* Postoffice at Crested Butte, Cola
E. H. McDO WELL. PubTTsherT
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
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
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
—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
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
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
Tom Stevens, Miss Ethel Miller and
Henry Rausis motored down from
their Tomichi creek ranch Wednes
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
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
Geo. Andrews was a visitor in town
Del McKee visited in town on Tues
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
Bring Food and Supplies to
Czecho-Slovaks in
k HE American Red Cross has be
come very active in that part of
Russia surrounding Vladivos-
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
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.
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
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
» 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
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
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,
By Jeanne Judeon.
The Red Cross man was here
He seems to know some magic
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
He seems to want to make us
We’re happy and at ease;
Ue keeps ns busy us cun be,
Just working for my mutes and -
nis method sure does please.
And though he doesn’t tote a
We know he’s with us everyone, ■
Till duty sets us free;
Ills wheeled canteen is far more -
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
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.
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
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
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
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.

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