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i YOU 31 K III. MOIXTAIXAIH, SEW MEXICO, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2(!, 1!)1S. x. ir. BIGGEST SNOW IN TEN YEARS VISITS THIS SECTION y y HAVF Villi PUT ON :.í7it - Of PATR 101 IS 1L ; i : j I!y Hugh Nugent Hits is the demand of America- Unu hundred per cent membership to Liu nuii croos. This was the pkdge ui omenta to the three million sol- u.t-u duii nanors vtlii) crossed overseas iu i.i.uit me stars and Stripes on the ramparts of Prussian autocracy and u u. present at the official funeral of iiohenzoiiernism and Hapsburgism. ieace uid not lia.lt the work of the' liiencan Red Cross. There is no .lulling the work of those who be- heve in the gospel of a Christian God und the saving grace which follows in liie wake of American Samaritans in binding up the wounds inflicted by ihe war and in pushing the recon- st ruction measures which are neces- ary to save from death by starvation millions of men and women and chil- dren who wre left at the mercy oí uie ejemems jy the war lords of Eu rope when the abject surrender came o1 tlu; last and most infamous of the Caesars and his erstwhile mighty warrious of the central empires. Americans must uphold the ideals of the republic, reconstruction i hey must aid in the of the countries de- vastalul by war. They must aid in ! iienry P. Davison, one of the fore ttie work of easing the pain or the ! most financiers of the world, has giv sorrow of those left wounded or help- 'en all his time to the Red Cross. He less or without friends or relatives to j crossed and recrossed the ocean. He care for them. J visited the flaming fronts o Europe in a recent address for the Red before the coining of peace. He visi-l'ro,-s, Vice President Thomas Riley ted the allied camps, the allied bos Marshall reminded his fellow Ameri- pitáis, the allied huts, the allied tren cans that peace has not brought ches as well as lh; allied quarters, oafcuse from sorrow; (hat they are Speaking of the Red Cross before a put here to exercise their God-given monster meeting of New Yorkers, iii.iunct of kindness and mercy; that they are not to think that the work has been done or that peace has ..prcau her healing wings over the nations of the earth; that it is our duty to be tender and true to humani ty; that this war has aught Ameri cans that what the fathers ot the re public meant by liberty of speech and liberty of press was that no Amer- eiilur in the hour of peace or ' fact that those who have led us so the hour of war, ought to utter a wonderfully to such success and such .:iie buuimeiit that will not redound ral service during the war will lead to the glory of or country. This dis- us out of the war into a very real pro t.iiuished Itoosier statesman uttered gram of service for the future." many other truths which should lind ' Are you a wearer of a Red Cross lOugnunt. Read these words: "1 have learned that out of this great war there is coming a spirit of comradeship and of fellowship and of good will which is going to have much to do with solving the problems of the republic. I believe these boys of yours when they come back from across the seas will save from the grasping hand of greed upon the one hand and the red hand of Bolshe vism upon the other. I have dis covered that no man or woman who has given his or her life in the do tense of a great cause has ever died for its second quarter on 'January 6th or ever can die. But any man or a complete new department will be woman who can subscribe to the Red opened in the new University school Cross and become an annual mem- of business, which is now fully organ I er and does not do so is dead and I izod and ready for students. The .-hall not return to attend the fun- new department is in charge of Prof. ral, if you have one. Justice and R. M. Howard, who comes to New mercy are to go together in the future Mexico after a very successful experi y.ars and if this republic has a :ou. 'cuco in the same line in the Oregon and I believe it has, I believe that : Agriculture , College. The Work of the hand maiden of the immortal the .department includes thorough soul is the American Red Cross." 'courses in the science of accounting, I. list ami Rest Irive ; business management and allied sub- Great men of America, white soul- jects. There is already a consider ed women of America, who were the: ble .enrollment, and the new depart war service workers of the republic nient is expected to prove attractive in the darkest hours of the world l oth to young men and young women war unite in declaring that this is j wiio wish to prepare themselves for tiie last and best drive of the Red active business careers. Cross VICTOR"S DRIVE. Students entering the University on They say that our boys are cross- January 6th will be at no disadvan ing the Rhine, but they are crossing tage in beginning courses, since prac as the guardians of liberty and guar- tically all courses in all departments antors of peace. They say, and they tell the truth, : that the Red Cross goes forward o ! repair the ravages of war. to bind up the wounds of tbos( who have suf- fered in this cause, with its special ; message of humanity to a world not bl; ssed by peace and with a back- ground of achievement which makes j outlook is for a material increase in its record the brightest page in the the University's enrollment at the re illustrious history of . the last four j opening, and many students are plan years, jning to continue through the fourth Again tbey say and they say truth- or summer quarter in order to make fully that the work eif he Red Cross up for the time lost during the .fall is not going to stop. That the work season and the influenza epidemic is simply going to turn into other period. channels and those who have been ! working on making surgical dressings .'IRS. T. X. HOLI.OX DIES fare registering themselves now for the vast work ef the future that will Word comes to us this morning that take other forms. Mrs.'T. N. Ilollon had died early this And ye doubters or se'offers or in- morning of influenza, complicated diff' reiit ones are reminded that tho t with heart trouble. She had been American Red Cross at the present sick but a few days. An obituary lime Is taking care of ami helping j will appear next week. ,' I Fitzgerald UxO.OOU families of men on the other side taeh month. Now what is the aunueie of the national war council of the Red Cross: j hey are taciug a desperate time. a ve,T critical time, in Europj at Hie present. The war is over, but the mil lions on the other side are facing Very strenuous and very serious situa Hons and problems. Thinking peo- llle know that that you cannot make ideals realities by proclaiming that tbey are your ideals any more than 'ou l'an make America great by pro- clamation. Americans have concentrated every energy during the past eighteen months to making the world safe for democracy. Now the Red Cross work ers are determined to concentrate every energy and every nerve in mak- ing democracy safe for the world. Red Cross officials remind Ameri cans that this is a government task and a big task. They likewise re mind Americans there is a very large share and a large part that can be carried on by the Red Cross and by the Red Cross workers. Davison declared that it was the mol- ilized heart and sentiment and spirit of the American people. This was his f.'JviiiC to his countrymen regard less of politics or creed: "In demobilizing our armies don't let us demobilize that spirit and that heart. Let us all stand together for the future service, whatever it may be, with an absolute confidence in the button? Have you contributed a dol lar to the Red Cross treasury? Have, you donned the red badge of American patriotism and American buinanitarianism? ANSWER OR THE WORLD WILL ANSWER FOR YOU. UNIVERSITY TO KE-OI EX JAN. (! 1 V iT IV r W'l.iill the I'niversity of New Mexico re-opens will begin on that date. It is, in cf- feet, the opening of the University year. This has been made necessary by the long interruption of college work due to the influenza epidemic bicb ton ed the University, like all I either schools in the state, to remain ie'lo-:ed for a six weeks' perietd. The VÍs: -1 CTSg THE HOME SERVICE IN ACTION AT THE UNION STATION, WASHING- TON, D. C. A FATHER'S TRIBUTE TO HIS SOX Edward Markham, the poet, under the unpatriotic tille "1 did Not Raise My Boy to be a Soldier." wrote this stanza: "0 mothers, will you longer give your sons to feed the awful hunger of the guns? What is the worth of all these tattle drums if from the held the loved one never comes? What all these loud hosannas to Cue brave if all your share is some forgotten grave." Dr. James D. Hughes, for over thir ty years Superintendent of Education of the Schools of Toronto, Canada, answered this poem. v Greater sig miincance is given to the answer by Ihe fact that Dr. Hughes' own son was killed in battle and lies "some where in France." His answer follows, God gave my son in trust to me; Christ died foF him and he should be A man for Christ, He is 'his own, And God's and man's; not mine alone. He was not mine to "give." He gave Himself that he, might help to save Alt that a Christian should revere,, All that enlightened men hold dear. 'To feed tiie guns." Oh, torpid soul! Awake, and see life as a whole. When freedom, honor, justice, right, Were threatened by the despots might With heart, ailame and soul alight H 1 bravely went for God to fight Against base savages whose pride i lie laws of God and man defied, Who slew the mother and her child, ..ho maidens pure and swe.t defied. He did not go to "feed the guns," He went to save from ruthless Huns His home and country, and to be A guardian of democracy. Secretary Baker Urges Leñe With "Home-touch 's For MAP CEBÍ.STMENT H I N O O My laar "r. Foscllcki The eya3 of tho r;or!d ere upors civ solellnra cr-iracru toeiay cot moro for v.-lut tLey havs dons tliaa for il.rj -ra now called upcrt to ?o. Before tliea lia tho tisis of holpias to rohabilitata i'zo devasted loada of Frasco and Bolsliua cv.l of miking suro that Uie victory in which thay bava so clorlcvisly shared shall to a po rciancnt onu. Thi3 cjana that v.-o rrry not espsct soon 'to r.avo . tV.3 ell with us horo eacl to crsot tham faca to faoo Tho postrencriat cf thalr hoüiocciaiiiíj will to ofton uppamost an trail la their ninda es in oura. ihiy will yot irsot tad nriit overcome rray diffi culties vithovit eit:-.3r tho incentivo or tho excite. r.t l:nt Ix, tho past by tha activities of war. Tik.7 nood our help && ea coyrasesscat new porfcspo no 10 th: at 217 othor tiuo sir.ee th.y loft hora in order that thoy my to inspired and strengthened to rcairtain that fineries 3 of character, nsnae. and conduct which " has eamad for them such tiiivorsal rcspsct. I ball ove that r.r.TJ3 sll tho infl'.t-nr.os rMoh rv-.y to focused tiis this ckjoot, its atrcr.gcat or i-:;t reaching la that which rrntcs fre-a hca latter.-, cr.l I the r: foro urs-J . the sathors, faihsrs, 7.1 vco and sisters of our fSldici-3 ovor-e-aas to orrr-js3 thos-solvcs earsoctly in their letters as th?lr s'r?.ro in ssei'ns that tho hish standards v.hich Africa ron rescata both Lora end etroad chall to constantly vphcll. Cordially yo"ro. ChaiiTziii, Cc.-uioslcn on Tralnir "What if he does not come?" you say, Ah, well!' My sky would be more gray Hut thru the clouds the sun would .ii.ne, And vital memories be mine. ' (.rou s test of manhood is, I know, Not "will he come?" but "did he go?" Aiy son wv.ll knew that he might die, 'tiid yet he went, with purpose high, To light for peace, and overthrow 'the plans of Christ's relentless foe. He dreaded not-the battle field; fie went to make fierce vandals yield. If he comes not again to me 1 shall Le sad; but not that ho Went 1 ik o a man a hero true iiis part unselfishly to do. My heart will feel exultant pride That for humanity he died. "Forgotten grave!" This selfish plea Awakes no deep response in me. For, though his grave I may not see? My boy will ne'er forgotten be. My real son, can never die; Tis but bis lody that may lie in foreign land, and I shall k.:ep Remembrance fond, forever, deep Within my heart of my true son. Bacause of triumphs that he won. It matters not win re anyone 'Ma?- lie and sleep when work is done.- It matters not where some men live; f my dear i-on his life must give, "íiosíuinas I will sing for him, E en tho my eyes with tears be dim, And when the war is over, when "!k uallant comrades come again, I'll cheer them as they're marching by Rejoicing tlmt i hoy did not die. And when his vacant place I sec, My heart will bound with joy' that he Was mine ro long- -ni y fair young son j Aild cheer for him whose work is ' done. -V o the oys few ten D. rrv'Tor Cf ..'i -Moimtainair Buried under Eighteen Inch .Mantle; Deeper In the Mountains The biggest' snow in years visited Mountainair during the past week, with a mantle eighteen inches deep covering the ground here, with re ports of more from outlying districts. Following upon the snows reported in our last issue, it began again Satur tlay night, after a couple of pretty days, and all day Sunday the storm continued, with a goexl fall Sunday night. Monday proved a fairly nice day, but eiooler than usual, with a lit tle more snow at night. Tuesday was a bright day, followed by a beautiful Christmas day. The thermometer has held up well, the lowest register be ing 6 deggrees below zero, this being the record of last night. While the snow in the vicinity of Mountainair is only about eighteen inches or as so many express it "knee dep," the south mesa is reported as having quite a heavier fall. At Ro mero's mill the report is thirty-seven inches. North as far as Walter Mar tin's the fall is reported as about twenty indies. At Manzano, our in formant claims it is nearly three feet. Beyond Abo the snow is not so heavy, and west from Scholle, much lighter. The first days of the week, Abo Pass was pretty well closed to autos, but several have made it through since and claim the road is again passable. OBriTAKY MUS. (JEOIUiE 15. lUiODES Mary Emma Dressier, only daughter oí A. R. and Elizabeth T. Dressier, was born at Dubuque, Barton Co., Kansas, Dec. 18, 1885. In the year 1SS3 her parents moved to Gridley, Kansas, where they resided until No vember, 1909, when they came to the homestead eleven miles north of Mountainair. ' October 31st, 1914. she was married to George B. Rhodes, also of Moun- ttahiair, to which union three children were granted Nancy Elizabeth, aged three years, auel a pair of twins, Austin and Alden, about twenty-one 'months .of age. Ever of a religious turn of mind, she gave her heart to God and joined tho Methodist church at the age of 16 years, and tried to do her duty by all.. She departed this life December 19th, 1918, being 33 years and one day old, passing away so quietly it seemed but gentle slumber. She leaves to mourn her loss the hus band and three small children, father and mother, five brothers, William II. Dressier of Helen, and John F., Har ry S., Elmer J. and Oren S., all of Mountainair. "He giveth His beloved rest." "MOTHER.' ' :IHS. Jl'DSON I. HE.NLliA Mrs. Ruth Henery, wife of Judsoii D. Henery, dieel at Raton, N. M., is ihe report which comes to friends here. Mr. and Mrs. Henery spent sev eral months at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Furman of Cedar Urove neigh borhood recent ly, where they made many friends. They were on their I way to Akron, Colorado to make their i future home, when Mrs. Henery con tracted pneumonia. She was removed i to a hospital aud there died afcw days later. The husband was very ill at the time of his wife's death, but is reported as slowly recovering. LEMA HALK After a short illness of pneumonia following influenza, Lema Hale, eld est daughter of Mr. and "Mrs. R. K. Hale, passed away early Monday morning. She was- born April 23, 1897, being thus 21 years and S months of age. During the almost two years of residence in Mountainair, Lema had proven her beautiful Chris tian character by her unselfish life. Lihe has been an active worker in the chii-ch and Sunday School, Red Cross Society and anything that tends to upbuild and improve. For the past yuar she has been the efficient, secre tary of the local Methodist Sunday School, and was always ready to at tempt any task requested of her. She had worked hard in preparing for the Social given by the Ladies Aid on the night of the 13th, and attending the same, although not feeling well, but thought it her duty to be there. This proved the last time she appeared at a public gathering. Her body was tenderly laid to rest in the Mountain air cemetery, Rev. V. D. Garrison be ing in charge oí Ihe service. The family has the sincere sympathy of the whole community. Manuel (riego Miifürio Chavez Alberto (arahajal Fernando Chavez BACK FROM THE FRO XT Iliaca rio Chavez, son of Don Filo meno Chavez and wife, came in Sun day evening from Fort Sam Houston, where be has been recuperating for several weeks. Early in November, Macario as a member of a Machine Gun Company was wounded in the left hand, and reported as among those seriously wounded. For some time his parents heard nothing from him, their tirst information being that he had landed at Newr York ami was in a receiving hospital there, to be transferred west shortly. After an anxious wait, they received word that he was at the Base Hospital at Ft. Sam Houston. Then came word that he would be permitted to spendChrist mas with his home folks, if they could send him the money for his railroad fare. After having been wounded, it was necessary to amputate the hand above the wrist, lie underwent it all, as the hero be is, and is as optimistic as the best of them. Indeed, in all of his letters, he has shown tho sanio spirit. We have been permitted to read a it.rce number of his letters to his parents and without .1 single ex ception, he has urged then; "No tensa ppiia por mi," ÍJon't weirr, about l'-e) and "Espero en Dios que puedo vol ver a hogar," (I trust in Cod th:H I may return home.) He is at home on furlough and will report luiek at, the hospital January lib. for further treatment, and as sewn as the hand will permit. will take up the study of some trade under governmental supervision, which he will master and lit himself for life. And he has the spirit that will e-on- quer and win. lie has not. lost his hand, he gave it, and gave it willing ly. (Of the four Torrance county sol diers shown above, Alberto Carabajal has died fer his country, while Ma rario Chavez and Fermuu'ez Chavez have both been wounded.) SAM V MAKES THE KOIWDS On account of the Flu, no Christ mas exercises were held in Mountain air this year. The usual treat eif e'andy and nuts was prepared by tho Methodist Sunday School, and Old Santa made the rounds of the home's as far as he could reach them, deliver ing the treat te the little folks in per son. The reindeer bael worn them selves out in travelling through the deep soft snow, so a span of Missouri Long-ears were pressed into service. iíH'HAKbSOA.IIOLDlMüIAl'SEN On last Thursday, the 19th, Miss Willa May Richardson, daughter of Mr. and, Mrs. V. T. Richardson of Mountainair, and William Holding hausen of Clovis, were united in mar riage at Clovis. Mr. and Mrs. Hold ingbausen will make their home at Clovis, where the groom is a locomo tive engineer. Many friends at Moun tainair wish them much happiness. Mrs. C. J. Amble received word last week from her sister Mrs. Lasa ter of Deniing, that the family was very low with the Flu, and it was im possible to secure medical atteuelaneo. Dr. Amble left on Saturday evening for Deniing, to render aid. He re turneel yesterday morning, reporting the different members of the family as doing well, except the baby which bad succumbed to the disease, the iirst of this week. Captain E. D. Shaw celebrated hi birthday recently, and claims he is 77 years young and provc.9 It "by hi actions. Among his gifts as remem brances was one of 77 pennies, which he says he will put in the Sunday School Missionary bex, when he can again iltenel Sunday School. JUay tho Captain enjoy many moro birthday amongst us! - r Vfí?