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TODAY IN HISTORY
SCHOOL OF FIRE AT FORT SILL OPENED

GENERALS SNOW AND HUTCHESON ADDRESS STUDENTS FRIDAY MORNING.

LAWTON, Ok., Sept. 15, 1922.—“Above all things let me emphasize the need for you to do good honest work. Get the most out of the school and you will have witnessed what we think is a milestone in field artillery training.” This was the admonition of General William J. Snow, chief of field artillery, at the formal opening this morning of the consolidated school of fire at Fort Sill.

General Snow told of the starting of an elaborate system of training with Camp Knox as the basic school, Fort Sill the technical and Fort Bragg the tactical school. With the reduction of the army, he said, it became necessary to revise the school system, and so the present consolidation was effected.

General Grote Hutcheson, who has been taking special work in the field artillery school before going to Hawaii, where he will be in command of the field artillery units there, followed General Snow. General Hutcheson, who was stationed at Fort Sill in 1887, when he first received his appointment from West Point, complimented Fort Sill for its fine enthusiasm for the field artillery, which, he said, he had found to be a prominent feature of the school of fire. There were some 250 students in the school of fire class present at the exercise this morning. These men ranged in rank from second lieutenants to brigadier generals and represented four classes, battery commander, special advanced students and National Guardsmen. The various classes will last from three to nine months (Dallas Morning News).