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FOLLOW THE CALENDAR
AND WIN THE WAR
MONDAY— Wheatless day.
TUESDAY—One Meatless day 1 meal
wheatless
"WEDNESDAY—WheatIess day
THURSDAY—I wheatless meal
FRIDAY—I meal wheatless -
SATURDAY—I meal wheatless
SUNDAY—One meal wheatless
Every day a Fat caving pay
Every day a Sugar saving day
USE—Fruits, vegetables, Pinto beans
and potatoes abundantly
USE—Milk wisely
Washington Letteir
By Edward Keating
Conffressu&n from the third Colorado
istrtet
Sever 1 years prior to the be
ginning of the great European
War, the authorities of the Bel
jjian province of Huinaut decided
that men crippled in industrial
accidents should not be support*
«d in idleness if they could be so
trained as to restore their pro
ductive eapasity.
That was the beginning of one
of the most interesting move
ments the world haseverseen.
Of coarse, those hard-headed
Belgians did not know that their
country was soon to be transform
«d into a hugh cemetary and that
hundreds of thousands of men
were tube blinded and crippled
in the greatest of all wars. They
Wen thinking only of the wound
ed veterans of industry, but they
founded an institution which has
become of tremendous import
ance in a military sense.
The first school for maimed
men was located at Charleroi iri
.Belgium and it was successful
from the star,. The world was
beginning to hear interesting
tales of this factory where human
beings were repaired when the
declaration of war came and the
Ormans swept down in Belgium
Charleroi was in the path of
the invaders and its schools was
destroyed and the teachers and
their pupils killed or driven away
FIRST SCHOOL IN FRANCE.
The director of the school fled
to France nnd arrived in the city
of Lyons, after many adventures
to flad the mayor of _ {hat great
industrial center struggling With
tbs problem of providing jobs for
the maimed French soldiers who
wars drifting back from the fierce
OMSUUtrrs between Joffe's army
oad the forces of Prussian mili-
The legless and armless heroes
wave snanirg themselves in the
parks placidly waiting for “some
thing to turn up.” No. employ
ment could be found tor them,
because they had not been train
od for the positions which their
physical handicap would [e:mit
them to fill.
The teacher from Charleroi
saw bis opportunity. He was to
•old to fight in the trenches for
his beloved Bt Igium but he could
render a much more valuable
.service to his country’s allies.
He could show them how to re
construct crippled soldiers.
And ke did. From that obscure
beginning tiie system has spread
throughout the world. Thou
.sands and. tens of thousands of
soldiers have been rehahitaled
jtnd new schools are being con
atantlgestabiished.
“SMITH-SEARS” ACT.
Less than a month ago the A m
•erican Conimesa enacted legis
Cheyenne Record.
CHEYENNE WELLS, CHEYENNE COUNTY, COLORADO, THURSDAY, JULY IS, 15)18
iation which will permit the sys
tem to be introduce 1 here. We
hope the inventive genius of the
Yankee will enable us to out-do
our European friends.
The legislation refered to is
known as the "Smith-Sears Act,’
having been'fathered by Senator
Hoke Bmith of Georgia and Con
gressman “Joe” Sears of Florida
The act delegates to the Feder
al Board for Vocational Educat
ion the duty of re-educating the
disabled men in some useful em
ployment which they shall be
deemed capable of following with
profit. While the me n are taking
the special courses compensation
will be allowances will be paid
their families precisely.as if the
men were still in active service.
At the conclusion of the course
agencies will be ready to assist
in placing the re-educated men
in civil life.
Th« Federal Board is now en
gaged in the task of making the
necessary arrangements for the
work which means so much to
these men who have suffered im
pairment of their earning capaci
ties.
A GENEROUS PROVISION
In order that the disabled sol
dier may have every incentive
for assisting in the work of re
education, the act provides that
the result of such work shall not
be permitted to interfer in any
way with the payment of the
peusion which the aoldie. would
“e entitled to receive on account {
of his disability.
For example; A soldier who
has lost both eyes is entitled t>
a certain pention. Under the
new system such a soldier might
be taught a number of gainful
occupations and it is conceivable
that eventually he might have a
considerable earning power.
Tnat fact would not operate to
reduce the amount of his pension
There is sound reason for this
peculiar provision. The work of
rehabilitation cannot be success
ful unless the injured men coop
erates cheerfully and earnest
ly. The first thing needed in or
der to Get that kind of cooper
ation is to demonstrate that the
government is not actuated by
selfish.motives—that it is not at
tempting to re-educate the men
in order to cut down the pension
bill. '
In next week’s letter I will en
deavor to relate some of the mar
veloua results secured in the ai
led countries by teac.ipr* of the
new system.
SUNNY SIDE
Mrs. M. C. Owens visited Mrs.
Sheim Smith lust Friday.
Verne Norton and family vis
ited lit the M. C. Owens home
last Sunday.
Tlie Ked Cross at dance at Les
ter Beveridge was well attended
-mu u Mood tune was had by all.
M. C. O wens house was struck
wuii lightning one day last week
•vi. 0. has an insurance on his
buildings.
♦ ■ ■ ■ -
To ths Women of C'aeyenne
Weils.
Without waiting for requisition
Washington has. shipped to the
women of this county material
enough to mnke about 1000 refu
gee garments. This has been ap
portioned out lo the various
branches of the ARC. leaving
a large allotment for Cheyenne
Wells. Will YOU help to keep
some child warm this winter by
making.some of these garments.
Call at the home of Mrs. H. C.
Nelson for the cut supplies.
Mrs. 11. L. Delaplain.
i Sec A. R. C.
Annual Financial Statement
Of school district No. 2 county of
Cneyenne. state of Colorado, from
July 1, 1917 to June 30, 1918.
Received
Amount on hand July 1, 1917.
General Fund 119 38
Special Fund 1,713 81
Redemption Fund 1,112 02
Library Fund 7 04
Received from general fund by
upiKM'tioniuent 1,879 80
From special tax for school
purposes 0,230 02
From special tax on interest
on bonds 2,001 20
From all other sources 3 22
Total 13,183 00
Paid
For teachers’ salaries 3,729 00
For fuel, rent, insurunca and
all current expenses 2,914 02
For redemption of bonds 2,500 00
For Interest on bonds 233 84
For outstanding warrants 1,347 21
For interest on legistered
warrants ' 28 94
For rebate taxes
Balance in hands of county treas
urer to credit of district July 1,1918
General fund 034 24
Special fund 1,034 52
Redemption fund 399 27
Library fund 12 22
Total 13,183 00
J. West,
Secretary district No. 2
Annual Financial Statement
OX school district No. 4, countv of
Cheyenne, state of Colorado from July
1, 1917 to June 30, 1018.
Received
Amount on hand July 1, 1917
General fund 302 16
Bond fund 755 *.4
Amount on hand July I, 1917 I
held by district treasurer 1,057 f .O
Received from general fumd |
by apportionment 080 *5
. rom special tax for school
( jur{K>seri 3,027 79
From all other sources 08 79
Total 4,811 33
Paid
For teachers* salaries 2,370 00
For fuel, rent, insurance and
all current expenses 973 92
For sites, buildings, furniture
permanent improvements 50 00
For redemption outstanding
warrants 314 01
For interest on registered
warrants 00 31
For rebate taxes and fees 30 28
Total amount paid out during
year 3,805 12
Balance in bands of County
Treasurer to credit of district
June 30 1918
General fund 209 01
Special fund 7t7 £0
Balance in band District treas
uror June 30, 1918, 1.030 21
Total 4,841 33
Balance in bands of County
and Distrlot treasurer 1,030 21
Amount of District warrants
registered and unpaid J une
30, 1918 840 90
' A. Killioa
Sec. district No. 4
Annual Financial St ataman.
Of school district No. 9, county o
Cheyen te state of Colorado, from
Juno 30, 1917 to July 1, 1918.
Received
Amount on hand 1917
Bond fund 1,503 75
Amount on hand July 1 1917
held by district treasurer 1,593*75
Received from general fund
by apportionment 1,011 40
From special tax for school
purposes 4,630 98
Total 5,642 38
Paid
For teachers's salaries 1,560 00
For fuel, rent, insurance and
all current expenses 1,209 0.1
For buildings 4,000 00
| For Library purposes 150 00
' ror overdrafts 132 85
For interest on registered war
-1 rants 37 93
For rebate taxes and fees 3 > 19
Total amount paid oat during
year 5,120 01
Balance In hand of
treasurer 521 72
I Total ♦ 5,642 38
i Balance In hands of county
and districts treasurers, as
above > £2l 72
Amount of district warrants
r» gistertd and unpuld 265 52
Warrants not. registered, and
other forms of indebU a ness 1-000
j A, E. Uowell,
1 ‘ Secretary district No. 5
Soldiers’ Parents Warned
Against Money Swindle
[By. Mt. News]
The transportation pirate has
again attracted the attention of
the war department by his scheme
of wiring to the parents for
funds to be sent to a fake ad
dress. An official warning has
been issued to parents to be sure
that any message is from the
proper person. The text of the
warning follows:
“It is believed that publicity
should be given to the following
described swindle, which is per
petrated successfully upon the
parents of soldiers in various
camps:
“A telegram is sent informing
that the soldier has a furlough
and requesting funds by wire to
come home, waiving identifica
tion. The rest is a mere matter
of detad.
“Parents and friends should
be warned of this game and of
the similar one where the tele
graphic request is-to mail money
to the soldier care general deliv
ery. Respectfully,
R. H. Van Deman,
f Colonel, General Staff,
Chief Military Intelligence
Bateau, by W. C. Smiley,
Captain National Army
Five initiated an J referred laws
have been placed before James
R. Noland, secretary of state, for
submission to the people at the
November Election. This consti
tutes the full number to go be
fore the people, the time for;
filing petitions having expired.
Three of the five proposed laws
will go on the ballot by petition.
These are the ‘‘bone-dry,’ bill
submitted by the Colorado Anti-
Salmon league; a bill for adult
blind, and a bill providing for civ
il service in many of the state
departments. Two constitutional,
amendments are submitted to the I
people by the Twenty-First Gen
eral Assembly. One of these
would limit the time for the pre
sentation of bills to the legisla- 1
ture to 15 days, instead of 30 days
as the present law provides. The
other would authorize the secre-1
tary of state to print all initia
tive and referred bills in two pa
pers of opposite political faith in'
each county. Under the present l
law Secretary Noland will print
the above five initiative and re-1
ferred bills in one paper in each |
county for four consecutive weeks
previous to the November elec
tion.
Cheyenne County Fair Dates
September 17-18-19 and 20, 1918.!
The stockholders of the Chey
enne County Fair Association
h *ld a meeting at the Court
House Saturday night and elec
ted the following directors fir
the ensuing year: H. C. Nelson, j
C. H. Norman, L. W. .Wells, B.
D Piatt, John Dieckman, I. F.,
Jones, J. N. Hoilenbaugh, J. P. I
Cahill, O. J. Burns, Lester Bev
eridge and J. W. Shy.
Immediately following the gen
eral election, the directors held a
meeting and elected L. VV. Wells
Pres., John Dieckman. Vice pres
II C. Nelson, Secy, B. D. Piatt
Treas, O. J. Burns Mgr, John L.
Forker Sec' Fair Assn.
The above dates were decided
on and the manager will soon ap-,
i point a chairman for each of the
| departments, and it is hoped that
(every body will put their “shoul
jiler to the wheel and help pull off
j the best fair that Cheyenne court
| ty ever had. ,
NORTH VIEW
Mr. Baber headed grain for
J. A. Denly Monday.
Warner Givens is expected to
begin threshing in this vicinity
this week.
The Old Wells Red Cross met
at the school house Wednesday
of this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Wells Jackson
and baby spent Sunday afternoon
at the Sullivan ranch.
The Waterville Sunday school
will have Sunday school at the
usual hour Sunday, after which
they will go to the Mr. W. C.
Schultz grove and eat a basket
dinner. The afternoon will be
spent at the Schultz home. Bring
your son" book.
ARAPAHOE ITEMS.
Miss Belle Winters is visiting
in Kansas.
Mr. Shanklen is unloading a
car of lumber.
Mr. Shepard has gene to Holy
oke on business.
George Rudolphs brother and
wife hat e been visiting him.
Jim Shaffer and family visited
in the Bob shaffer home last Sun
day.
We are having plenty of rain
in and around during
the last few days.
Clara and Lillie Minor, of Rex
fold Kana, are visiting their sis
ter, Mrs. Harve Snyder.
Some friends visited Wtlte
: Snyder at Camp FunstOn. They
say Walter is getting along fine.
We are glad to hear. Mrs. C. L
Shriner is improving. She has
been staying in Cheyenne Wells
taking medical treatment.
V
One of Mr. Colsen’s little
daughters fell while riding horse
back and broke her arm. Dr. L
M. Dickson dressed her arm she
is getting alo-g nicely.
Mrs. Sam Snyder returned
home from Missouri, where she
has been visiting J. F. Snyder
and family. J. F. are well and
doing well.
Miss Holcum is teaching music
and vocal lessons, she has seven
Ipupils, th% following parties are
Opal Owen, Freda Hough, Lena
Stamper, Dorthy Nesbitt, Opal,
! Ola, and Oma Thrasher and J.
| Stamper and Russel Blood.
Call (or Democratic County
Assembly.
The Cayenne county Democratic
i Assembly will lie convened at the
Court House at Ctieyenne Wells Colo,
| Saturday July 2Uth HUM, at 8 o'clock,
p m for the purpose of designating
candidates for county offices to lie
nominated at the primaty Tuesday
Sept 1018 to the State Democratic
Assembly to lie held at the Auditorium
in the city of Denver July 22. 1018, ut
10 a m and for the transaction of such
other business as may properly come
before the assembly.#
Candidates will be nominated for
the following county offices
County Clerk and Recorder
County Sheriff
County Treasurer
County Assessor
County Superintendent of Schools
County Surveyor
County Coroner
County Commissioner for Districts
Nos. and
The various precincts shall be enti
tled to representation in this Assem
bly as follows:
I No Delegates
v 1 Arapahoe 4
2 Cheyenne Weils No 1 8
I 3 Cheyenne Wells No 2 7
! 4 First View 4
| 5 Kit Carson 5
it> Wild llorso 4
•7 Aroya 2
The precinct Primaries will be held
at 2 p m Saturday July 20, 1918 at the
regular polling places to select dele*
gates to the county convention, to
name one committeeman and one com
mittee woman for 2 years and to name
one candicate for Just'ce of the Peace
and to name one candidate for Con*
stable.
The various committeemen and com*
mittee women are requested to see that
the polling places be oj>en from 2 to 4
p m July 2C, 1918
B. D. Piatt, Chairman
J. A. Jenkins, Sec.
WAYSIDES
By J. A. J.
Mrs. J. H. Bidinger and Mrs.
Fernard Bidinger from 10 miles
north of Arapahoe were after
noon callers at Mrs. J. A. Jenk
ins last Friday.
Mrs. William Owens South of
Arapahoe attended chuch at
Cheyenne Wells on Sunday and
spent the afternoon with the
writers family.
Mr. and Mrs, J. N. Snider and
Mr. Durby of the Mayfield school
house vicinity favored us with a
call one after-noon last week,
we are glad to make these te
knowlegements, for the thought
fullness of all these good friends
D. H. Zuck begin monarch of
all his surveys, had £. C. Wilson,
and the writer helping him com
plete the slaking out of the
north Arapahoe road last Friday
This road passes through a
beautiful part of the country and
is made all the more disirable by
reason of the good road being
graded up by tnose veteran
graders, Joe Bolum and Henry
Seibert. The road strikes Kit
Carson county line, about one
mile west of Lester Beveridges,
then runs a mile west to the Co.
line where it intercepts a pro
jected road leads to Burlington.
It was restful to the eye to see
numberless barley stacks over
the north-east part of Cheyenne
County, aud the promising fields
of clean well tilled corn fodder
crops and millet were making
rapid growths. It was interest
ing to note besides good crops
the substantial improvements in
the way of commodious barns,
neat dwellings and in the dist
ant aboye.ground silos at Sherni
Smiths and Beveridges. Still
further in the distance we could
see Joe Nesbtts barns like a City
ona hill that could not be hid.
Fernard Bidinger has a pretty
home ornamented wite a statley
row of tall cotton wood trees.
Frank Nolan, besides being a
Missourian has much to recomeml
his place in a great field of corn
and other crops. This road
will add greatly to the conven
ience, value and pleasure of that
part of the county. It passe*
through the Mrs. Roes ranch and
will put the people safely over
Big Timber. The pro verbid c-it
tle on a thousand hijls” were
grazing fat and sleek in all di
lections around there. Bever
idge* white faces like bellowing
beauties were every wherein
evidence.
The writer and wife were
guests on Tuesday with M t. and
Mrs. J. H. Nelson at their
country home. Mrs. William
Owens, Mrs. Nelsons mother and
Mrs. Chamberlain and children,
staffer of Mr. Nelson were a port
of the gathering at this deliaiou t
dinner.
' While there we were vMted
by such a down of rain that
the Smoky creek quickly r >se to
the flood stare aqd we were put
the expedient of making a de
tour in our passage tibine al l ii
returning across roadless sect*
! ions we plowed through mu I to
many a mire down, but mak*
' port with our laithful Chevorl t.
| We spent a part of the day with
j about 30 other willin r wor tar*
helping Mr. Fo.vler adjust soma
of his buildings, which had b<*er»
unroofed by Sundays hard bl >«•„
Willie IloUenbuugh informs th-»
writer that Prosp ct Hill had on*,
shed Unroofed by the sums »ionm4
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