El Paso Herald from El Paso, Texas on December 22, 1917 · Page 4
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El Paso, Texas
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4 Week-End Edition, December 22-23, 1917. ÜJL. PASU iiüKAJLU 4 TH F NEW BASF HOSPITAL AND ITS STAFF, OPERATING AT CAMP CODY, DEMING, NEW MEXICO CIÏIM « A toast to Dr. Brown was proposed at the conclusion of his tairt. Officers Speak Feelingly. The occasion of bidding farewell to toastmaster Cobb toiiched on the present situation that confronts America. 41 Years In Two Regiments. “Retiring is an experiment for Business Men and Military Chiefs Hear Words of Appreciation for Retiring Commander’s Long, Arduous Service; Br. Brown Explains Necessity for Red Cross; Julius Krakauer, of War Service Board. A ated with so long, was too serious a one for storle3, Col. Harry O. Williard. district intelligence officer, said, and he told of the great regret that the officers felt at the retirement of Col. Sickel. His great personal regret and also of the entire personnel or' the army in the district at the loss of Col. Sickel was expressed feelingly by Ma.1. Eugene J. Ely, district adjutant with Col Sickel and now adjutant of the 13th cavalry division. He told of the great pleasure that it had been to be associated with Col. Sickel, and of his long and creditable service first in In- PPRECIATION for long and dis- “He has spent many long hours lnidian campaigns, later in the Spanish♦i 3 low ioa rA[rr.t »t the saddle; he has passed many nights American war, and later in troubles tlnguished service, regret at , [n thQ blvouac undPcamp> he has spent I in Mexico. the necessity for retirement ] weary weeks and even months in dutyj Native of City Reviews Relations, •when still active and vigorous, and good wishes for happiness and pdeaf- urs were features of the talks maae at the farewell banquet given in honor of Col. Horatio G. Sickel, retiring commander of the El Paso military district at Hotel Sheldon Friday evening. The banquet was arranged by officers of the El Paso chamber of commerce, and was attended by prominent business men of the city and lending army officers in the El Paso district. It was given in the grill room of the hotel under the personal direc- j tion of R. Burt Orndorff. Orndorff Does Thing«. In opening the speechmaking, toastmaster Zach L. Cobb proposed a toast an officer whom he had been associ-' me which I have not tried yet,” said Col. Sickel. He told of his active service in the army for 45 yeais, j now he served in the Seventh cavalry j tor 27 years, and in the 12th cavalry j for 14 years, and of the many close j friendships which had grown up in i that time. But for the fact that he had already left the regiment, he said, the retirement would be much harder for him. He recalled the remark made by a business man that his record was a good one, “41 years with two firms.” Col. Sickel promised to have a good time in the life of retirement, and humorously referred to the fact that Splendid Work Has E3en Done by the Sanitary and Medical Unit of the Division; Officers of the Corps All Men of Experience in Their Profession; Specialists Numbered Among Those on Duty at Cody. A PARTIAL view of the new base j In 1900, and his II. D, from Harvart hospital of the 34th army di- j *n 1904. Y attacked by a I’-boat but struck a j Charles Volkenner, field artillery, mine, and her officers, feanng she j has been convicted by courtmartial at was seriously damaged, put back to j Canip Wadsworth of criminal carelessness in the killing of Pvt. Antonio a British port. Examination showe the effect of the explosion was ncg ision at Camp Cody, N. M., at isolated frontier posts, where the | eloquent review of the pleasant only reward for the monotonous life relations of the army to the city of was the feeling of duty well per- • E1 Paso from earlier days down to formed." j the present was griven by Julius A Ha* Hi* Compensations. ' Krakauer, chairman of the local war But in return for these sacrifices; f^T^ ^oard. He t0*fl ^ow his father Gen. Read stated that there had been i _e^ertained army officers in the compensations—the pride in his pro- j .. U, arL how he had been born fession, the spirit of the service, the! . . Paso, but a short Pl^ce from love of corps, the comradships of the army, and the friendships in civil life “I feel sure,” Gen. Read said, “that Col. Sickel will carry only the pleas where he was standing and had been associated with army men ever since ing, who is, in turn, on the force of medicos under Lieut. Col. Jacob M. Coffin, division surgeon. Maj. Davis is a native of Eridgton, graduating from Bowdoin col- patca of ground, raise flowers and; IT„ Mva n fiiiiPt hnmA lifp his > ]eSe 111 that in He cn- itr *in thL !L jtered the medical corps of the regular no life in the army. , y Jn and| ha* 3een Imp0rtant Finds El Pasoans Friendly, f service at many points in various In reference to his service in El; parts of the country, among them the Paso, Col. Sickel said that on com- j Presidio, Calif.; Fort Oglethorpe, (ia.. ing he had sought the cooperation of I and Fort Douglas, Utah. From 1911 El Paso business men, and had always! to 1915 his duties kept him in thr found them willing to aid him. He j Philippines, first at Mindanao, and especially referred to tlie pleasure ; later in the island of Luzon, where lie had felt in oeing able to furnish’he had many interesting experiences, military music for patriotic occas- j Promoted From Snnltnry Inspector. Ions. ! Maj. Davis came to Camp Cody as- Doeior Diseases of Head, . . .. , . . , j Diseases of the eye, ear, nose an I shown in the above picture, together j throat are under the charge of Capt. with a number of the officers on the i Lewis O. Covington, who has Ion staff of Maj. A. O. Davis, command- practiced his specialty In Charleston. W. Va. In this department are Capt. Elmer E. Johnson, of Philadel ligib’e and the ship resumed hei j Massucci, his tent mate, and sentenced voyage. ; to one year in prison. CORPORAL HELD NEGLIGENT Volkenner was explaining a new IN KILLING OF PRIVATE- j rifle when the weapon was discharged S. C\, D pt 22.—Corp. ! killing Massucci. Spartanburg i-Ni phia, and Eieut. Dougins A. Lehman of Chicago, whose work is die vote«, exclusively to the eye. Assisting in the diseases of the eai, nose and throat are Capt. Jack K Ransom, of Newman, Calif.; Lieut. John \V. Tinder, of Parsons, Kan., an Lieut. James E. Roeder. of Sioux City. Iowa, all of the medical reserve corps. In < barge of Laboratories. Lieut. Frederick A. Ilicker, medical reserve corps, of Kansas City, Mo., well known among the workers in to the health of the president of the tween the army and the city. United States and the success of America. lie then introduced Mr. Orndorff as one who did not expect to be called on, but who had done great things for El Paso at Washington. Mr. Orndorff told of a visit to Washington and a conference with secre tary Newton Baker. “We received news soon afterward that a cavlary division was being organized at El Paso, but 1 don’t know that my visit had anything to do with it,” he said. A high tribute to Col. Sickel for his courtesy and kindness and his willingness to cooperate with El Paso people was naid by Mr. Oridorff. Read Telia of Sickel’» Service, In introducing Maj. Gen. George W. Read, toastmaster Cobb said that the first United States general he had ever seen in his boyhood days, in the Spanish American war, was Gen S. B. M. Young, and the Gen. Read had married the daughter of Gen. Young. Special emphasis was la id in Gen. Read’s speech on the long service of ant memories of his army life, and j board with the enlisted man, that one of the most pleasant will be Col. Edward Anderson, fifth cav- the fiiendships that he has formed ini , TY> vojced the regret of the country j losing the services of commander • Sickel, young looking and vigorous, although at the age for retirement. Wyatt Wielie» Colonel Happiness. John M. Wyatt, president of the chamber of commerce, expressed the Ei Paso.” Gen. Read, also mentioned especial*y ti.fe wor.. 01 /a« i / Col. oickel in El Paso in promoting cooperation be- Wyatt Shows Necessity for Rod Cross, Dr. W. L. Brow the Red Cross toastmaster Cobb cess of the getting more which is more than the required quota for vou in EI paso,” £ai'd Mr of new members allotted. : t0 t'he coionel. “Why the Red Cross?” was the ques- Col. R. C. Williams, infantry, who tion answered by Dr. Brown. He de- served with Col. Sickel several years clared that it would be impossible for ; ago In Arizona, also spoke of his re- an army to care entirely for its gret at the retirement of the officer wounded. If this was done there Chaplain T. P. O’Keefe, fifth cav- w'ould be only one man in five on the ^ airy, voiced his appreciation of the firing line, for one of the other four many fine qualities of Col. Sickel. v. oulq be in the medical department, \ mentioning especially his kindness one in the nursing department, one in , and courtesy for the enlisted men, and i . i « tt - , Col. Sickel stated that he would signed as division sanitary Inspector, li nC thA wnrl a # tilf ir* be near Fort Ogelthorpe, Ga„ and in and on September 1 was ordered to ly of the work of the war service! a deiightful place to live. take charge of the base hospital Music was furnished during the j which was then nn institution of dinner by an orchestra. The table ¡about 150 be'r., close by the city of deco.ations were cainations and j Deming. but which since then has lerns, and tiny baskets, decorated ini grown to a service of over 1900 men the national colors,'held nut meats, cared for in the new base, which is The room was decorated in national; at tlie extreme west end of the eu u . colors. ¡Only the most unremitting toil 1ms Coi. and Mrs. Sickel left for Kansas enabled Maj. Davis and his staff t City Saturday afternoon on thej make the yet uncompleted hospital ROCKERS 1 86 Our Big Christmas Special % P ARLY Saturday morning Customers came and j found that our big Christmas Rocker Special j serology and bacteriology, has charge | wag eyen better than they had anticipated. | We have a sufficient quantity for Monday morning, hut we advise §1 you to come early. These Rockers are ONE-THIRD LESS 1 than they would ordinarily sell for. M of the laboratories. He is a vetera of the Spanlsh-Ameriean war. The orthonedic specialist is Capt. |s James C. Wilson, of Hartford, Conn.. j == recognized in the New England state as a leader in that department of surgery. Capt. Horace Philips, of Philadelphia. has charge of the work in mental and nervous diseases end Lieut. Louis S. Weaver, of York, Pa., Is in charge of the Xray department, a very Important adjunct to the investigations in the medical and surgical sc’-vices. The remaining men in the picture are members of the medical and surgical staff at Cody. nr HIS Rocker is of solid, rich, the transportation department, and one in the supply department. In the present war Dr. Brown declared that the Red Cross would furnish 75 percent of the nurses, 25 percent of the medical men, and 85 percent of the men in the transportation department. But for the Red Cross, half the physical power of the nation. Col. Sickel and of its varied character.! the women w’ould go to waste, he said. his sense of justice and mercy to men tried in court martials. The colonel he declared, had alw’ays lived the life of a true religious man. He to,d of his close association with Col. Sickel in the 12th cavalry In the Spanish- American war, and closed with a A;,,!*-™- uni tribute to the beautiful home life of ‘ * Col. and Mrs. Sickel. Before introducing Col. Sickel, granted a 24 days’ leave of absence, beginning Saturday. He will be 65 years of age January 15, 191S. The Banqueter*. Those at the banquet, in addition! to Col. Sickel, were as follows; Maj. Gen. George W. Read, Col. O. B. Farr, ISth field artillery; Col. Hairy O. i urgery in the Indiana university school of medicine. Before coming to Camp Cody he was chief of the surgical service at Camp Grant, Rockford, 111 . Lieut. Elmo D. Mathews, also of the sanitary corps, property officer, served quring the Spanish-American Milliard, Col. Edward Anderson. Col. «¡e reguiar infant^ an F. C. Marshall, S2d field artillery ; ; i}2n«rfnTnV’ 1 onY mtdic... Col. A. M. Miller, chief of stalf of department since 190b Gen. Read; Col. R. C. Williams, in- . SpnnKh War Veteran ’ ’ Another veteran of th< Spanish- Amcrican war is Capt. John S. Foot who graduated of DIRECTOR OF MUNITIONS FOR THE UNITED STATES | ( Continued From Page Onr.l made dark fumed oak, has good quality leatherette pad seat, bolt, and screw construction. Made to sell for $7.50. Special Christmas Sale Price: 1 from Rush Medical college, j in 1902, practicing at Rip until of'* *r his services Ch >n, t( W Last Call - For Your mas Slippers The pleasure of giving is made easy for you at The Guarantee, where you can select useful, inexpensive gifts that any one will be glad to receive. FOR WOMEN Felt Everetts in black and gray .................................................................................................... $1.15 Ribbon or Fur Trimmed Felt Julietts, black, gray wine or brown in $1.25, $1.50 and $1.75 grades. Felt Comfys in lavender, old rose, military a,id light blue, taupe, orchid, brown and gray in $1.50 and $1.75 grades \ ery fine Felt Picture Comfys in new blue, lavender, orchid, old rose and taupe $2.00 FOR MEN Felt Romeos .......................................................................................................................................... $1,75 Leather Slippers in Everetts, Romeos or Operas ............................................$2.50 to $4.50 Cavalier Boots ..................................................................................................................................... $5.50 FOR CHILDREN Picture Felt Slippers in Pink, Red and Blue ..................................................................,.$1.25 GREATER EL PASO'S 'GREATEST SHOE STORE, Cody base iantry; Lieut. Col. J. A. O’Conner, of engineers; Lieut Col. Jo.in A. Wagne.,, .. . district quartermaster; Lieut. Col.1 n r se corps Arthur W. Morse, medical corps; Maj. Eugene J. Ely. adjutant 15th cavalry T. P. O’Keefe, chaplain, ..... , ,, Fifth cavalry; Maj. U. R. Ball, cav- ! c?,u"try for the second t me airy; Maj. James Regan, depot quar-;! f . ® J716 staft t termaster; Capt. Burton Y. Read, .. , cavalry, aid to Gen. Read; Capt. M.' 7Te .C ,*> rf- ,e me<^C3* -erv! ' O. French, 64th infantry, district ad- Jwarrj B. Ligelow, major mel jutant; Lieut Marshall Prentiss, Sec- reser\e corps, from Worcester. M; ond infantry, aid to Gen. Read; Zach ; 13 Harvard m L Cobb, John M. Wyatt, George H. e as Keen service Clements, Snm Dreben, C. M. Harvey, Robert Krakauer. Paul Harvey. J. J. Mundy, J. H. Nations, Dr. \V. L. Brown, D. D. Pittman, H. M. Andreas, judge J. M. Goggin, Julius A. Krakauer, Claiborne Adams, E. C. Heid, G. A. Martin, R. Burt Orndorff, G, F. Hawks and Joseph A. Wright. Women Make a Business Of Marrying Soldiers leal school, n Boston hospitals and has made important contributions to the study’ ot infectious and blood diseases. St rvcw I ong With Nebraskans. Mai. J. B. Sturdevgpit, of the national guard of Nebraska, is assistant chief of the medical service. He has been one of the leading physicians o' Lincoln for many ye”rs, and has long been an officer In the troop3 of his retary Baker was read by Col. Lewis. In it he protested alleged Injustice of statements by secretary Baker regarding the gun. He cited the success the British had had with his artn and decla~ed that of 12 Zeppelins brought down by the British, ten were bagged with the Lewis gun. Pershing's Ordnance ¡«graceful.** The ordnance equipment of Gen. Pershing’s army he said, is “an outrage and a disgrace. The forces are without enough machine guns or rifles, and have heavy artillery only borrowed from allies.” The country would not have 1,000.000 men in France before 1919, Co! Lewis declared. S'njs Crozfer Is to Itlaine. “Who is responsible?” he was asked. “Gen. Crozier Is more responsible for inadequate equipment of United States forces than any one.” After rebuffs of his gun by’ the war department Lewis safd he went to Europe, retiring from the United States army "disgruntled and disgusted,” exrecting to live abroad. A group of Belgian bankers, he continued. bought the European rights to hia gun. Cnstod German Director*. The Belgian company, he found in $ 4.65 state. He served eight months with i the Nebraska troops on the Mexican j 1013, was drift!gg into German con| border at Llnno Grande, Texas. t»-ol and he ousted the German direu- The chief of the surgical servieo is tors. He went to Rirmin~b x T n fFT/ /n?uronc/j AAnn/m VTaj. William TI. Thomas, medical re- land, and in 4^ hours, he said, clos--' 1 i u uti 11 ioui ui ilb lYi'JUBy serve corps, of Philadelphia. He Is a ¡a contract with a British firm^ The i Waco, Tex., Dec. 22.—No officers or graduate of the University of Fenn- j soldiers at Camp McArthur will be sylvania, and is on the surgical staff allowed to marry without permission °f ori® of the great hospitals in Philn- of their regimental commander. This j deiphia. He is widely’ known as an I order has been Issued by Gen. Haan j opera ting surgeon of ability, in charge of the camp. H' * Farm Near Albuquerque. The order was issued following a Capt. Henry Rolf Brown, medical ¡report from the war risk insurance! reserve corps, et present acting as office of the camp that women of inspector, has been a leading abdomi- questionable character were coming Inal surgeon In Providence, R. I., for | to Waco and other camp towns with j the past 25 years. New Mexico nos- the hope of gaining insurance bene- sesses a special interest for him. since j fits. j he owns an irrigated farm of 500 acres f It Is reported that there is strong near Albuquerque, to which he will basis for the belief that women have probably’ retire when Germany is de- gone from one camp to another, marry- { fented nnY his services are no longer ! ing under different names. For each required in the army'. | husband they would receive $15 a ! month allotment during his service equired lln* Seen Central American Service. Capt. Henry Carter, medical reserve corps, of Baltimore, Md., specialist in carriio-vascular diseases, is the son of the assistant surgeon general of service. Capt. Carom the University of investigation showed they planned to ; marrv Ti-nmon whn havp rntn« Y eiltC. Cd tho ni.Od ^tltOS hCitlt.l (guns used in the Belgian and British | tests which he said resulted in Us ! aceptance at both places, were the i seme original four models that the ! American government refused to test ! in 1912. I Fenatrvr Chamberlain asked why* the j army should oppose the Lewis gun land the inventor replied: “They want to kill it to take the i label o'"f it.” Exnert* "Interested** In Drowning. "All the other experts believe the Browning is the best gun developed and y'ou are the only one against them,” senator Hitchcock suggested. Lewis replied that the experts were interested in manufacturing the Browning. T HIS Rocker is made of selected oak, finished in rich, dark fumed color; upholstered in genuine Spanish leather over good soft springs. Has large flat arms, heavy posts and long rockers. This would be a good value at $12.50. Extra Special Christmas Price: $ 8.45 i and if he was killed they would receive $57.50 monthly for 240 months. At the war risk insurance office It was said that several soldiers have I asked j the nam aid that several soldiers have Y recently if they would change me of the beneficiary and that fL-fTTJT i>!itlnn Rlmwpfl thr>v ulnnned tn enn. y .1 .11 a > .1 1 marry women who have come there recently QUESTIONNAIRES COMING IN; LAWYERS HELPING SELECTS The work of sending questionnaire* to army registrants is well under way and several of the forms have been returned to the boards filled in with all the required information. The various local boards were mailing the blanks to the following numbered registrants Saturday; County board, 281 (Continued on page 21, column (J.) service in the Canal zone, whore he spent five busy years. Later he was employed by’ the goy’ernment in special investigation of malaria, and then by the government of Costa Rica In its campaign against the hookworm disease. For the past three years until war was declared he had been working in his specialty al Johns ITopkins university. Capt. Lee S. Shoninger, medical re serve corps, a well known specialist of New York city*, is at the bead ot the department of urology. He received the degree of Ph. B. f~om Yale FRENCH MAKE A RA!D ON THE GERMAN LINES g Paris, France, Dec. 22.—There was lively artillery fighting last night in the region of Fayet, near St. Quentin and in the Verdun region around Beaumont and Chaumes wood, as wel’ as in the Apremont wood sector, the war office announced today. A successful raid was carried out by- French troops near Moronvillers, in Champagne. EEP in mind that you will buy *^*your best gifts here. Our Christmas stocks are large and there are ample selections for Monday. Our Store &ill be Open Monday Evening 207-11 North Stanton SHIP CITY OF NAPLES NOT SI NK: ARRIVES AT V. S. An Atlantic Port. Dec. 22 . —The British steamship City of Nrp’es. reported a few days ago as sunk by a torpedo off tho British coast while under convoy, arrived here today. Tt was learned the vessel was not y :'!!l¡lll!lii!i!l!l!ll!líilIlíill'ÍIÍIl!!nill!IIÍ!!ilílij(ini!!lílli!ll!li!lllílitlllllililllllllllilllllHlimilll!Hlt![iilHHllll}ll!Hllllliillí!l!llil!Hílil[|[ilii!!¡illlliil{ll|[Hfl|R^ .J I KNIGHTSOF COLUMBUSAT CAMPCODY I™ Ji mMsm* m 203 Mesa. wm -salii jüà tifili ¡H:E» c» ii-J* tai; Rev. Frs. Martin and revlne were professors in DePaul university, Chicago, before they came to Camp Cody aa chaplains. Mr. Martin was a practicing attorney in Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mr. O’Leary was clerk of a court in that city. The appointment of a Catholic regimental chaplain in Cody is a possibility spoken of around headquarters. The chaplains with regiments there all are of the Protestant faith. UNTIL 9:00 P. M. MONDAY CHRISTMAS EVE. CLOSED ALL DAY CHRISTMAS McMICKLE’S Food Administration Number B178 31. 1001(10 30C30

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