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VOLUME 33 ST. JOHNS, APACHE COUNTY, ARIZONA, JULY 26, 1917 NO. 48 FEW ARMY TACTICS. .Summary of Soldiers' Duties, Our Official National Air, How Sal uted and When, General Treat ment of Soldiers, French Lan guage Must be Studied at Once. Mr. Baca Advocates. By D. B. BACA. (Mr. Baca has seen three years -service in foreign countries as a soldier in war times, has an excel lent and honorable discharge as a, non-commissioned officer and' his observations as a soldier are verv valuable at present to all our drafted men.) I have been urgently requested by mothers and young men of our County of Apache to give them and point out an idea of army life, its duties, general treatment of soldiers, etc. The unexpected task has come to my attention rather suddenly and to a certain extent unprepared to perhaps meet their suggestion clearly, however, I am glad to feel that I can point out several little things that I would have considered val uable previous to my enlistment in the army, during the Spanish American war in Cuba and the Philipine Islands. Duties to be Performed. The first duty for any soldier to execute, and that you must never forget, is to first learn to obey orders from all your superior offi cers, force and practice that reso lution and never .give it up. Do not be afraid to become a soldier, a soldiers' life properly perform ed is just as honorable as any other good life only more credita ble, perhaps. Make a constant rule to acquire deeper informa tion on whatever subject they or der you to undertake and try your best to get ahead of the next man to you . Keep all your army equip ments perfectly clean; dress neat, wear your collar clean even off duty and keep all your shoes properly shined at all times. Al ways make up your bed nicely and keep it clean; your other things well arranged and all your shoes lined up "like soldiers" at the designated place, remember, properly shined up, without being told to do so. If you have shoes that are very old shine them much much harder and with special care. The "soldier" next to you may not be so particular about his things and "military shoes'! but that i s his business maybe. Never get the "blues" because your non-commissioned, less your commissioned officer,, never tell you of your cleanliness, it is per haps the next man to you that they are constantly lectur ing. In better words never give an officer a chance to speak to you only while on training duty. If an officers cares to see you while you are off duty never jump up to see him without first taking a close observation as to how you look to appear before him. . Have practically the same caution to see a non-commissioned officer. Talk less every 24 hours unless you are called upon and know what you are going to speak about. Never go on the sick report unleL s you are sick. Prominence in civil life gets no one promotion. The fact that your father may be a prominent politician, banker merchant, bishop, business man of any high standing in civil life in your community, gets no. sol dier a two-cent stamp in theU. S. army, and while others pave theft pals financial standing, you study up your regulations. Every Soldier Treated Alike. Evervbodv in the army - are granted the same treatment, the same chance, and your promotion depends strictly and entirely on your own merits as a scldier. Never look for special duty jobs. Never look for special duty or company clerk's job unless you are appointed to one. Manners and Courtesies. While few are making faces when a private gets promoted to corporal, try and be the first pri vate to congratulate him upon his appointment and ask him how he did it. When an officer, of your command, is promoted to higher rank, it is proper to ask him in writing for his photo and send him yours with a congratulatory small note attached, properly and clearly signed by you, with your name, date and title of yourrankt it makes no difference what your rank may be, he appreciates com pliment exceedingly. (The last two paragraphs are not inserted in the blue book print, but as a matter of pure courtesy and a very good way of making a good impression if youcan substantiate same by acts . ) Officer and Soldier. Never think that an officer holds himself better than you be cause he wears a pretty striped uniform or performs much higher official duties than you. He is like a father would be to you, al ways ready to help you on any point that you do not understand and you may ask him any time to tell you. Respect an officer in civilian clothes just as much as if he was wearing his uniform. You will find an army officer a I highly cultured person always, and he can, from his many hard studies, size you up at a mere glance, so keep lyour post intelli gently at all times, and say but very little. Use ycur promotion right. If you are promoted Corporal, please do not loose your, head, like in many cases our civilian officers do but make your enemies, if any, like you and make them be ashamed of their acts and help them all alike. Have no preju dice against a private but make the best use of them.- While off duty, sing, dance-and play all you can, make other just as jolly as you can. wmie on duty De as strict to your men as if you" 'was ranking brigadier-general, with nice kind words and high respect for each of those under your care. Soldiers Treatment. Tell your dear true mother, father, sister, brother or sweet heart, that as a soldier, you are going to be treated nice; that you are going: to a place where every body is treated according to their own conduct. If you need medi cal treatment and go on the sick report, you are promptly attend ed by an army qualified physician and properly taken care of at once. At all times there is plen ty to eat and wear and nearly as much reading as a person can find at the famous Congressional Library at Washington, D. C, (the greatest library in the U. S. containing about two million vol., or the Bibliotheque Nationale at Paris, France, the greatest libra ry in the world about three mil lion volumns.) Brass Band Music. On all special occasions while you march youigmear the best American National airs played by the best brass bands on the Amer ican continent. Remember the music known as "The Star Spangled Banner" is designated our National Anthem of the Unit ed States of America and always when you hear it, not in formation, you must stand up at attention facing toward the music (except at colors when so ordered.) Other Nations National Anthem Saluted, When The same marks 6f respect as stated above as are observed dur ing the playing of the national anthem of the United States shall be shown toward the national an them of any other country when played, remember this, upon offi cial occasions. Study the French Language. Another very important thing for all drafted me n to say and to do is: Y aimerais apprendre lelongue francaise" for you will be sent across the water to carry the stars and stripes into the trenches at France, and you must know something about the French language and the sooner you set your mincl to study it the quicker you will learn it, for your own benefit, your country' s and your fellowmen. Loyalty. Remember that we have been bo rn to liberty and freedom but nothing worth having is without its cost. Remember also that there is over one hnndred million souls in your country behind you, backed by one of the greatest and most liberal Government insti tutions the world has ever pro duced. Fall in there, forward, march! Show the Kaiser that you are a member of that power ful organization behind you, when we have accomplished that we have done a wonderful and noble act. July 26, 1917. In Regard to Selective Draft. The local Selective Draft board for Apache county, will within a day or two receive from Washing ton official list of registered men who are to be examined soon. The list of these names and numbers will be posted in St. Johns; accessible to the public, and anyone whose name and num ber is in the list must report for examination within seven days, unles he can furnish a legal excuse for not appearing. Days of Dizziness Come to Hundreds of St. Johns People. There are days of dizziness; Spells of headache', languor, backache; Sometimes rheumatic pains; Often bladder disorders. Doan's Kidney Pills are especi ally for kidney ills. Endorsed by residents of this vicinity. Mrs. G. M. Wood, 1207 E, Fill more St., Phoenix,, Ariz., says: "I was feeling pretty bad on ac count of the poor, unhealthy con dition of my kidneys . My back ached nearly every minute of the day and many times dizzy spells bothered me. I usually felt lan guid and had no ambition. Doan's Kidney Pills were recommended so I tried them. Two boxes cured me of every symptom of the trouble and since then an occas sional dose has kept my kidneys well." Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't simply ask for a kidney remedy get Doan's Kidney Pills the same that Mrs. Wood had. Foster-Milburn Co,, Props., Buf falo, N. Y. REUNION. The home coming was held, in connection with stake conference on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday as scheduled. President Grant and Elder McKay of the quorum of the twelve were the visitors. The former added much to the meetings by his vigorous and enthusiastic sermons and his impressive singing, wmie tne lat ter's splendid speaking, culminat ing in his oration on Pioneer Day,, made an impression on all. The Sunday schools of the stake held their convention with a soci able Saturday evening, an officers meeting at 9 a. m. Sunday morn ing and Sunday forenoon meet ing of conference. Elder McKay is one of the foremost Sunday school men of Mormondom and he made telling remarks to the workers. Sunday forenoon his address to the children was extra good. The Sunday afternoon meeting was taken up by local speakers and a short appreciative address by our old townsman, John T. Lesueur, and sermons by the vis iting apostles. Elder McKay's address on "why we are at war and our duly to our country" was a marked one. The young people's meeting was held on Sunday evening. Elder McKay made a masterly appeal to the young men, especiall those who go to war, to lead clean lives and President Grant's address was on the subject of doing one's best in the world. Monday, July 22rd was the cel ebration of the stake's organiza tion 30 years before. Bishop W. D. Rencher presided. A roll call of the original officers of the stake was responded to by 24 of the number who answered in person and received their pretty badges. Chairman Crosby answered for 16 more who are living, making 40 who survive at the end of 30 years. The four officers who have served the full 30 years are President David K. Udall, his wife, E. L. S. Udall, Edmond Nelson and Mary E. .B. Farr. They wer6 presented with leath er upholstered chairs and each made responses to the presenta tion. Judge George H. Crosby Jr. then read -a historical sketch of all Arizona's Mormon colonies in general and of the St. Johns Stake and its wards in'particular. He predicted that St. Johns would some day be one of northern Ari zona's biggest towns. I The Bank of the People It 3 4 1 . 4 4 Dtreng Past Business Business 4-3 43 hi 43 4 4rj t We take caro St. Johns, 4i Judge Crosby presided in the afternoon. The first fifty minutes were spent in two minutes re sponses by such staunch old pio neers as S. N. Adair, of Luna, F. G. Nielson, of Bluewater, C. H. Riggs, of Vernon. John T. Eagar, now of Snowflake, Jeanette Smith of Snowfiake, David K. Udairof St. Joh'ns and Joseph Wakefield of Taylor, and Wm . H. Gibbons of St. Johns, and such represen tative citizens as Pres. Samuel F. Smith of Snowflake, Frank Camp bell of Snowflake, Marinus Chris tensen and Jacob Hamblih of St. 'Johns and W. W. Pace of Thatch er. Many telling bits of history they told. Eulogies of President Udall and the other stake officers and of the committee who had prepared the celebration were made by Elders Grant and McKay. A benediction on the 30 years of the stake's history and of the cel ebration was pronounced by Pres ident Grant. Monday evening the. best con cert ever given in St. Johns was rendered at the academy. The excellent piano selection by Miss Lettie Anderson with the orches tra accompaniment was simply superb. The orchestra rendered a most impressive overture and responded to an encore with an other, while Mrs. Pauline Ander son and Gerald Berry .gave good readings. Alfred Anderson's vio lin selection ranked high, as they alyays do. Tuesday was Pioneer day. The oration of Elder David 0. McKay was a master piece. He told of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, the writ ing of the Declaration of Inde pendence and the rise and com ing west of the Mormons and said they are three greatest world eyents in America's history. The afternoon sports were held on the academy grounds as usual, aud there were two good dancing parties in the evening. Hon. Fred T. Colter was in the city for a few days during the week. He was returning to his home in Colter after an absence of several weeks spent in . and about Phoenix. C. W. Davis, wife and two of their chilnren, Mesdames E. tf. Johnston, Elva Bond. M. E. Bond and Bishop A. R Bloomfield, of Ramah, N. M., were in the city attending the L. D. S. conference and home coming. appreciated, new Solicited of your interests. 5 & Arizona