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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1919.
THE MOHAVE CuUNTY milLS. AlD QUI MLNERAL WEALTH, PAGE THREE" m 4J vV h V oo GEORGE P. MORGAN WRITES FROM TRANCE George P. Morgan writes from St. Divzier, France, to U. W. Wilde: Received your letter of November 16th this morning and as always, glad to hear from you, Christmas treated me pretty good this year, when I arrived on-duty this morning found ten letters waiting for me, yours one of the bunch. Nothing makes you feel better in France than a letter from the States and I felt pretty good on receipt of the bunch this morning. Sorry to hear that the "flu" is so bad in Kingman and Mohave County, and hope by this time it has been cleaned up for good. Also sur prised and sorry to learn, of the , death of Lon Tfeale and Harry Wil liams, they must have kicked off pretty sudden. Before I go any farther, want to ask you to excuse mistakes; am writ ing on a French typewriter and have about a half candle power light to 866 by. . . , A Was also pleased to kirn that some of the prospects in Mohave County are looking better and believe in the near luture tne mines will be back to the same old nwinir and hetter. This time next year the D. P. & W. should be pull ing all. she will stand. Anyway we hope, so. Since Bill quit his job over in Germany and the Yans and allies . ran his mob out of France and Bel gium, we are having it pretty quiet. Don't even have an air raid any more to make it interesting and times goes much slower. All we think of now is "when do wo go home," and everybody is anxiously awaiting orders to proceed to port of embarkation. Have no idea when I will be sent back but as our work at this station seems to be drawing to a close, the troops being moved either forward into Germany in the nl Army C Vkdc, so we are not working very hard at the present I am with the advance Regulating Station of the First Army, as I be lieve, I wrote you before. Weather here pretty cold with a. little snow last night, and some rain today. The worst part of the storms in this country is the mud and we have plenty of that. Stepped into a puddle of it up to my knees last night. If we only had some of that Arizona sand to mix with it it would be 0. K. Had a pretty good Christmas din ner today, pork for turkey, but as the cooks ran out of wood we had a cold lunch tonight, consisting of "Gold Fish" '(canned salmon) and cold spuds. Hope you all are spending a Merry Christmas and that next Christmas will find all of us here in France, back in the good old U. S. A. France may. be alright for the "frogs" but the Yanks are looking forward to that trip across the puddle and a look at the Goddess of Liberty, but if the said lady wants to take a sec ond look at me she will have to turn around as me for the fastest train to the good old West. My company is still on detached service, part of them in France, some in Belgium, some in Germany and don't know where some of them are. Am still attached to the Regulating Station and may go back with them, or may have to wait until the com pany is ordered together again for the return trip to the States. Almost forgot to tell you about my furlough. Left here the 13th, with a bunch of twenty-five men for Grenoble on leave. Arrived there midnight the 14th and wo were quartered at the best hotels in town, I was luckly enough to draw the best. This town is situated not far from the Swiss border and in the Alps and ' They have just arrived, those Beautiful Spring Ginghams. The ever popular Toile wears well. Percales in light and dark colors. 36-inch gra de Just the thing for those A FULL LINE OF VALENTINES NOW ON DISPLAY SEE OUR WINDOW. Headpuarters for Ladies Wear and Dry Goods SECOURS NATIONAL' "Secours National" is an or ganization of loyal and humane American men and women who are giving their time, money and etfort to the alleviation of the sufferers of France and Belgium. It has becnrorking ever since the invasion of these countries by the Hun, to relieve distress in It he invdded dis tricts and have done a world of good. It is now asking for aid of the people of the United States, donations of money, food, clothing and shoes. The or ganization only had a balance of 51,977.94 on the first of Febru ary and need help badly in the replenishing of its working fund. Mrs. Whitney Warren, one of the best known women of New York City is at the head of the treasury department of the organization, her address being 16 E. 47th street. M. Hanotaux, who was delegated by the French government to look over the devastated field of France, reports that "I have returned from a trip to devastat ed France. Find it necessary to provide one hundred motor trucks for the 'relief stations; also shoes, canned goods, etc." Mr. Warren, who visited the same areas, corroborated the re port of M. Hanotaux and says that conditions there are in describable. it was pretty cold. It is the off season there now, this accounts for our stopping, at the first-class hotels. We took several trips into the moun tains and stayed until the morning of the 22nd, when we started on the way back, arriving here midnight the 23rd, all broke but satisfied. This happens to be "Tom & Jerry" season, but as the French absolutely refuse to sell us Yanks anything stronger than beer and light wines, we have to postpone the Tom and Jerry's until next year. Haven't seem anyone tfrom Ari zona or California that I knew since coming to France. Most of the boys I know are in the 40th Division and 91st Division, the first being camp ed not very far from here at the present but the latter somewhere in Belgium with the British. Hope to see some of them one of these days. No more news, so hoping this finds Mr. Wilde, Sr., Ferd and yourself in the best of health and that you will all enjoy a happy and prosperous New Year, I am, Very sincerely, GEO. P. MORGAN, 'Sgt. Geo. P. Morgan, Butchery Co. 337 Q. M. C. A. P. O. 921, A. E. F. (P. S. Tell all the D. P. & W. crew hello for me.) GOLD PRODUCTION The secretary of the treasury of the United States has appointed a committee to "study carefully and thoroughly all the difficulties con fronting gold production" and to "submit suggestions of sane and sound methods of relief." One of the speediest and most certain ways of increasing gold production would be for the United States government to "grubstake" gold prospectors. All the money in gold mining should not be, as practically it is now, assured the mining investor and the mining speculator. (From the Christian Science Monitor. LADIES OF KINGMAN Don't over-look the . opportunity of irettine your bpnngihat at Ban an- cisco prices. Have you seen them at Mrs. DuBosi'7 Ssss? SENATOR CALDER ADVOCATES BUILDING Declares Construction is Essential Before Normal Conditions Can Be Restored "Construction is an essential in dustry and, therefore, a preprequisite to all normal business development," declared Senator William A. Calder, of New York, in an address before the recent meeting of the National Fed eration of Construction Industries at Atlantic City. The increasing shortage of buildings of all types, he pointed out, consti tutes a potential demand for construc tion. Such adverse conditions as the cost of labor and materials and the timidity of investment capital are off set, he believed, by the necessity for immediate housing for a large per centage of the population who are suffering not only by the high cost of liviner induced by the building shortage but also in efficiency and morale, and by the encouragement which the government is giving building. Government construction, however, the senator said, alone can consti tute but a small proportion of normal building and will not bring the in dustry back to its usual position in the life of the community. It is neces sary, he asserted, to encourage priv ate building, which, as rapidly as pos sible, shall take over surplus labor and material and establish the in dustry on a sound economic basis. Senator Ualder declared that at present there is little or no shortage of labor, and he warned his hearera that the country will remain in a state of arrested development unless the building industry not only re resumes normal activity but 'also in the next two or three years produces an additional amount of construction equal to that which has been deferred during the war. The Division of Public Works and Construction Development has been formed in the Department of Labor to assist in the revival of building. BUILDINGS AS WAR MEMORIALS Plan Being Carried Out on a Large Scale in England War memorials in England are to take the form largely of spacious buildings, if the plans so far made may be taken as an indication of the general program. The United States Department of Labo has just receiv ed information regarding it. The most ambitious project yet pro posed is that of the Veterans' Asso ciation, which is planning an "Im perial Memorial," to include erection and endowment of buildings for a "Veteran's Club," with at least 1.0U0 bed rooms, and a convalescent home for discharged men. It is estimated that at least $1,000,000 will be re quired to carry out the project on adequate preliminary lines. Another important plan calls for the "erection of an "Overseas Me morial," a vast hotel for the use of all men and women from the overseas possessions. It will be built in the heart of London. Glasgow University purposes to 'erect a small chapel on the west side of the present buildings. The Leys School Memorial Fund now exceeds $32,000, on which a first charge of $20,000 has been laid for the foundation of entrance and leav ing scholarships in memory of those who have fallen in the war. It is in tended now to secure additional sup port to provide for erection of a memorial hall in honor of the part played in the war by the old boys of Lys. Designs for the hall already has been drawn by Sir Aston Webb. It would front on the Trumpington Road and would be a striking archi tectural landmark on the entrance into Cambridge. FOR. MAKING 4Sr COM SN THIS WEEK AND GET THE NEW MA TERIALS YOU NEED, IF YOU WAIT TO MAKE YOUR SPRING THINGS UNTIL SPRING REALLY COMES YOU WILL BE JLATE IN HAVING THEM. THE STYLES FOR SPRING ARE NOW ON SHOW IN OUR STORE. THE MOMENT WINTER BREAKS BE READY TO DROP YOUR OLD, HEAVY, WORN CLOTHES AND PUT ON NEW ONES. REMEMBER, OURS IS THE STORE THAT SELLS GOOD GOODS REASONABLY ALL THE YEAR ROUND. FRANK WALTERS WRITES FROM TOURS, FRANCE Tap Duncan received the following letter from Frank Walters sent from Tours, France: MY DEAR TAP: I had the inspiration to write you J a leiier last mgiik uiu gut us lar as writing a heading, and then a nice old lady came in, and I tried to talk .Farley Vous to the bird, and by the time I got through saying "Good Evening" to her, it was time for taps. I had to double time it over to the barracks, and get these complicated army clothes off in a hurry before lights out. I don't I don't know what it was that I was going to say, and to tell the truth I don't know what I am going to say now, but here goes. We had an awful time going over the top at the battle of Combien. Our detachment got in too late for payday and haven't stayed long enough at any one place to get any recent mail from the States, so we are all broke. Payday will be in about a week now, and I say we will have some sort of a time. We get two month's pay at once, and when this is translated into terms of Francs, why you have to have a jackass to help pack it off. The French have a big copper coin they call "dix centimes," and its worth about a cent and a half. I am going to bring back all I can pack to use for poker chips. The major assured us the other night that we would all be home before October 1, so of course we feel all perked up and ready to go from here. I haven't been around here v at all so I can't tell you a thing about the blamed place, but I'm going to begin Sunday to take in all the places of interest, so when the opportunity pre sents itself, I can spread the bull about the ancient City of Tours, France. There was a midnight mass at the Cathedral of Tours, Christmas Eve, and I got a late pass, intending to go, but while we were waiting around over in the barracks, I got into an argument, and didn't go. They checked up our equipment to day, for as the commander said yes terday, we want to be fully equipped, and ready when the order comes for use to go home. I take it from that we won't be here very long, which is as it should be, for I'm frank about saying I don't think much of this country. It may be alright for frogs, but its no place for a fellow that was raised in a dry country. Wish you were here to put in a week or" so. There are sure some great stunts to pull off. I don't think the French had any stoves before the Americans came, for in all the barrack buildings, that is the permanent French buildings that we are using here, there are no chimneys or stove pipe holes. The Americans have put up stoves, and stuck the pipe out of the windows. Well, I'll be darned if I know what to say now, except "So Long." Give my very best regards to all the folks, and give my greetings to' Mr. Bacon, and tell him that one of these days I'll write him a letter and tell him how much I don't know. No, on second thought I won't do that, its entirely too large an undertaking, hut anvhow I'll tell him something. Believe me, I'd a dam sight rather tell it to him than write it. Well Tap, here goes nothing across the briny. Yours most sincerely, FRANK. Add. Pvt S. F. Walters, War Risk Section, S. O. S. A. P. O. 717. Am. Ex. Forces. France. It iliowa why the Germain had to gultr February 31. DirNord, which washes and large aprons. Front St. Next to Beale Hotel 2 PIUS 2 EQUALS 4 EARNINGS puis SAVINGS eqivis SiiCCESS Get the habit of paying for every thing by check. Always safe and convenient and every canceled 'check becomes a receipt. START AN ACCOUNT WITH THE Arizona Central Bank OATMAN V KINGMAN CHLORIDE Capital and Surplus $350,000 Assets Over $3,000,000 c5- MriH - "WJ- Good lures Speed MiS No car is better than its tires. And time lost through tire troubles cannot be replaced. Good tires are the best practical guarantee of your car's continuous and economical service. 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