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Red Lake news. (Red Lake, Minn.) 1912-1921, March 15, 1915, Image 1

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Preliminary to the usual sprint* annuity
payment there will be the customary vac
cination of all Indians who have never had
smallpox or have not evidence of recent
successful vaccination. This is necessary
in compliance with Indian Office Circular
No. 84:*. dated April 1, 1014, which is re
printed below for the information and
guidance of all concerned
Washington, April 1, 1014.
To Superintendents:
It is leported that in nearly every school
and agency there are pupils and employees
who have wwv been vaccinated Several
cases of smallpox have arisen in the schools
on account of this neglect, giving rise to
considerable expense, annoyance, and in
terruption of school routine.
You are directed to see that all pupils
and employees who fail to present evidence
of a successful vaccination within the past
live \ears are vaccinated at once1.
connection your attention is directed to 170
to 1S( inclusive, of the Rules for the In
dian School Sen ice which should be strict
ly complied with.
A thorough and systematic examination
of all Indians under \our jurisdiction
should be made, and those not presenting
evidence of satisfactory vaccination during
"the five-year peno'd precedTn^shoiiid Te
vaccinated. Exception should be made in
case they have had smallpox.
A report should be made at an early dale
of the number of pnpifx, employees and
Indians examined, the results of the exam
ination, and the action taken.
Immediate compliance with tiles,* direc
tions is requested."
Vaccine has been ordered and will be
hoie itliin a few days. In less than a week
we will be able to take care of you. Even
person who has not been vaccinated and
with a lesulting "take" or sore arm within
the prewous five \ears, or who has not had
smallpox is requested to come to the doctor'*
oil ice at once and have the matter attended
to piompth, preferably before payment be
gins. Otherwise, if \ou cause a dola\ in
.receiving checks when payment is begun
you will ha\e no one to blame but yourself.
The records before V.WA are somewhat hazy,
but it is known that there are about per
sons resident upon the reservation who
liine n^YW been vaccinated, were vaccinated
long ago. or JK'ver had smallpox. Each
adult and each head of a family knows
whether or not they are included in this list,
and if so, should come early and avoid the
unpleasantness of having to wait or causing
delay to otheis at pa\ment time.
The value of It in protected from small
pox should need no discussion on this re
servation, especially when even adult can
readih recall the misery and suffering
.which occured heie about 14 years ago.
Ask any of the :\'2~t persons now living here
who had the disease at that time and see
what they have to say. It is true that the
disease does not show itself so deadly as a
Jn this
rule in recent years, but it is only because
repeated vaccinations have prevented or
modified the disease, and it is indeed fair
to presume that a certain amount of pro
tection is transmitted to the children of
those who have been repeatedly vaccinated
or who have had the disease in some form.
Washington, Feb. 2'.\.The appointment
of Victor M. Kelly of Durant, Ok., as foot
ball coach and athletic instructor at the
Carlisle Indian School was announced to
day by Cato Sells, Commissioner of Indian
Affairs. The appointee, better known as
"Choc" Kelly, from the fact that he is a
Choctaw Indian, was formerly with the
Texas Agricultural and .Mechanical College
and holds a record for work as a quarter
back there. He succeeds ''Pop" "Warner
well known in the sporting world as a foot
ball coach.
Kelly was liberally indorsed from Okla
homa and Texas.
"Chor" Kelly's appointment as athletic
director at the Carlisle Indian School will
doubtless be received with great pleasure by
his numerous friends in Texas. Kelly was
a gridiron star jn this state for a number of
years and was always considered one of the
hardest, grittest and cleverest of the quar
terbacks who have ever played in Texas.
"Choc" said that his greatest ambition had
been realized when the A. M. team, piloted
by him, defeated the University of Texas
in Houston in 1908 by a score of 2:} to 0.
This was the first time in many years that
the Aggies had been able to down the Long
horns and Kelly had been made to know the
pain of a Texas defeat on several occasions.
That year (liM)H) when the second game
was played in Austin on Thanksgiving Day,
the Farmers again triumphed, but only by
the narrow margin of to 0, and it was
"Choc" Kelh who made those five points.
This was when the forward pass was in its
infancy and it was on that kind of a play
that Kelly made the lone score of the game.
He caught the ball after a long pass and
dodging several players, wriggled across
the goal line for the winning score.
IJecords do not show when Kelh was
taken out of a game on account of an in
jury or for any other reason. His tantaliz
ing smile made him a veritable nemesis to
all opposing players and no matter how
hard he was hit iie always got up wearing
a smile. He was a small man, but was a
marvelous open field runner, being able
to keep liis feet under the worst conditions.
He was well liked h\ his opponents off the
field for his gentlemanly manner, but on
the field he was dreaded owing to his ability
to show up his would-be tackier.
He is a hard worker with his men and is
a good judge of an Athlete.Dallas
(Texas) News, February 24, 191
F\R\1 STAT/OY f'/'KUS.
The Farm Station Fanner's Club met at
Frank Carl's on March Otli with IS mem-
firt-stf jj fj^W
The introduction of intoxicating liquors
into this reservation or its sale to non
citi/tm^ Indians is forbidden by law under
a penalty of imprisonment for not less
than sixty days
See Act of January 30, 1897 (29 State
L, 506)
hers piosvnt. The roads were in bad con
lition for either sleding or for wagon, mak
ing it difficult for the members who live
down Sayersville way to come. President
Jos. Roberts arrived by noon however. The
men chopped and brushed a piece of land
that Mr. Carl expects to use for bis- potatoe
patch, this spring. After an excellent din
ner, the business session was called. The
shingle machine was further discussed and
some shares were let out to (Jeo. and Win.
Stateler and Jos. Lussier. .Needed farm
machinery wras
sr, "wi
talked over and some was
ordered through Mr. Lee, on the reimbur
sable plan. Mr. Barrett, Frank Carl and
others of the Clearwater neighborhood pro
posed to get out and haul telephone poles
to join on to the line at the Farm Station.
Some new rules were introduced and dis
cussed. While some were practical others
were not found so, and were ruled out. The
day was most pleasantly spent and every
body had a good sociable time along with
theNwork and the business part of the meet
ing. Frank Brun is the lucky man next.
Meeting at his place on March 20th. Every
body come r^r" ^^-j^-i &~+ ~L *&.&
Louis Carl, Jos. La Janessee and Mrs.
Omen went to Red Lake Agency the 4th, re
turning the oth.
Solomon Blue and Louis Carl have been
hauling oats for Father Thomas this week.
William Blue hauled his logs recently
getting the logs and material ready for a
new house. He is located near Neptune
and is building there.
Louis Ournenu, policeman, resigned his
position on March 10th and John J. Spears
has been appointed as his successor.
Recently nine teams of Cross Lakers
visited the Down River Indians and parti
cipated in a five days dance.
Dr. Culp and "Bug" stopped over night
here the 7th, the doctor being called to treat
Harry Hill who lives near the Outlet.
Mrs. Mary Brun went to Red Lake the
0th returningWhe 10th.
Peter Neddeau and Jos. Way benais are
hauling posts to Gonvick.
E. R. Lee made a business trip to 'the
Agenc\ on the Uth returning the 10th.
Andrew Carl and Antoine Roy caine down
with Mr. Lee the 10th. They are looking
over locations here and are preparing to
settle permanently at an early date.
On the 9th John Spears and Louis Ourn
eau cut and hauled in Unty house logs be
tween one and five P. M. On the 10th John
Spears drove jib Ked Lake and on the Ilth
he brought back liis family and household
goods. Certainly looks like he means busi
Wm. Sayers and others down his way
are getting telephone poles ready for putting
up their end of the line.
Judge .Maxwell stopped over night at the
Farm Station 10th having come down
after a load of iTay.
E. R. Lee set? His 140 egg incubator
March 10th.
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