McCurtain Gazette. (Idabel, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 69, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 20, 1917 Page: 1 of 4
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Idabel, McCurtain County, Oklahoma, Wednesday. June 20. 1917
KITED i SIREETS
At Garvin Saturday Evening by
Wm. Bird Brookes
THERE WERE FOUR MS EKED
Each Shpt Taking Effect in His
Body—The Remains Buried
at Garvin Sunday.
Wm. Bird Brookes shot and
killed Fletcher Foster Sat-
urday evening on the streets in
Garvin. Mr. Brookes is a renter
on Foster’s farm and they had
a few words once before and
Saturday the row w-as renewed,
when Brookes shot Foster four
times, from the effects of which
he died about 11 o’clock that
night. Brookes claims self-de-
fense and is now in jail.
The remains of Mr. Foster
were buried in the Garvin cem-
etery Sunday afternoon.
Attorney Jeff D. McLendon
officer. Credentials have been is-
sued to the following :aD. W. An-
thony, Jr., James A*very, John
Boone, W. F. Clark, J. P. Foster,
J. H. L. Gaines, J. J. Cleeden, J.
L. Horace, N. D. Jones, L. L.
McDowell, L. W. May, W. E.
Parker, Caleb Pettaway, H. Y.
Whitfield, Elbert S. Wright,
Little Rock; J. E. Allen, Coxie
Ross, Arkadelphia; W. W. Bank-
head, M. R. Perry, E. L. Wash-
ington, J. E. Wiley, Pine Bluff;
W. H. Clark, L. R. Miller, A. E.
Morris, M. J. Proffitt, Helena;
J. H. Gipson, H. A. Person, Jr.,
Wynne; E. E. Robinson, J. L.
Thomas, Fort Smith; W. B.
Shelfon, Hot Springs; Lucious
RED CROSS FUND GROWS.
Than $11,000,000 Has
. New York, June 17.—Contri-
butions of $250,000 from Roch-
ester, N. Y., and pledged sub-
scriptions of $225,000 from Or-
ange, N.J., toward the Red Cross
fund of $100,000,000, have
and the examining trial is
for tomorrow at Garvin before
has been engaged by thed^ena" .t r^l! ‘°- ‘‘.VS’
and the examining trial is set Jgjd'S plotted
to that city, it was said.
The committee announced, al-
so, that the Red Cross dividend
of the E. I. du Pont de Nemours
Company, previously estimated
at $400,000 would reach $588,-
j 542. The Burroughs Adding Ma-
F . chine Company of Detroit de-
cn dared a Red Cross dividend of
FROM OKLAHOMA STARE COUNCIL OF DEFENSE
FRENCH SHIPS ESCAPE.
Two Report Driving Off Latest
Big Type U-Boats.
Paris, June 17.—Two --------
steamers, arriving at Gibraltar, aaa'
one of them from the Mediter-1 Vb0>uw-
ranean and the other from the!
Atlantic, reported they were at-
tacked near the Spanish coast
by submarines of the largest
type. Both vessels successfully
engaged the submarines and
obliged them to adandon
32 ARKANSAS NEGROES
TO GO TO DES MOINES
Captain Lane Announces Com-
plete List of Men Who Will
Enter Training Camp.
Arkansas’ quota of 32 men for
the negro officers’ training camp
at Des Moines, la., next month,
has been completed, according
to Captain A. W. Lane, enrolling*
Some of the farmers are near-
ly through laying by their crops.
J. D. Pryor and family, of
----- Louisville, Ky., moved to Bok-
the tuklo expecting to purchase land
The Choctaw Methodists of
of Boktuklo have singing every
Wednesday night at Goodland
church. — ■ —
B. F. Hunt, agent for Furst-
McNess Co., passed through
Boktuklo last week.
Mr. Marlow has a store at old
Rev. R. W. Thomas and fam-
ily made a business trip to Paris,
Texas, last Wednesday.
H. J. H.
Wonder Ice Cream
Hoosier Kitchen Cabinets
Oil Cook Stoves
“Wear Ever” Aluminum
Oklahoma is awakening to
the fact that America is at war.
We showed it when we flooded
banks with subscriptions to the
Liberty Loan in the eleventh
hour and over-subscribed our
But This Is The Barest Begin-
We were asked merely to lend
our money last week, at a fair
rate of interest and with the
best security in the world be-
hind it. We will be asked to
GIVE soon. We will give of our
time and money, we will give of
our family and friends, many
of us will give with our lives.
We are fighting a defensive
war, just as truly as if the Teu-
ton were already devastating
the fields of Oklahoma instead
of the fields of Alsace-Lorraine.
Had Prussian science found a
method of coping with the Brit-
ish navy, von Hidenberg’s gen-
erals might already be plotting
systematic destruction for
America as they have plotted
and executed systematic de- ■
struction over Europe.
ty in the state within five days.
It isn’t necessary to make a
trip to Oklahoma City, Enid,
Ada or Tulsa in order to take
the physical examination. Any
physician in Oklahoma will ex-
amine you free. If you pass,
wire Adjutant General Eary,
Oklahoma City, collect, and he
will wire you transportation. No
marrie<Wnen are wanted. The
guard calls for single men be-
tween 18 and 45. Patriotic cit-
izens in every county should
help recruit the guard.
Save Garden Seed.
Every family in Oklahoma
must strive to produce its own
food, this year and next. Let
nothing waste, and above all
else, save seed from the garden.
If your radishes and spinach
and mustard and lettuce have
more seed than you can use next
baby weighing thirty-six pounds
; was an unheard of thing even in
; New York City. He kept right
, on gaining until at 9 months he
• weighed eighty-nine pounds and
today, although he will not be
t>ree years old until August,
he stands th.vj feet, six inches
in his stocking feet and weighs
l" ; pounds.
Billy has a brother Frank who
is nearly five years old, with
whom he plays like a doll, and
Frank wears “three-year-old
suits” himself. Billy holds
Frank on his lap like a plaything
and pushes him around the Me-1
Carthy lawn in the “Irish Mail”
HEAD ON COLLISION
, OF TWO AUTOS
On the High Levy Between Ash-
down and Texarkana.
FRONT Elfll OF CAR SMASHED
But For a Miracle No One Was
Hurt Other Than a Bad
permit your less fortunate
neighbor to do it. It’s a crime
to waste anything now. Only
slackers do it.
Y. M. C. A. At Fort Sill.
The Red Triangle, the sign of
. , . „ . -t the Y. M. C. A., is already work-
\ llhelms Army Must Never jng among the lads at Fort Sill.
Reach Our Shores. Those in charge will notifv citi-
Thev have boasted that Amer-! zens through the Council' soon
ica will pay. WE MUST PAY.! just how each can help most. In
And we can either pay the price the meantime those who send
of victor}- and freedom or we parcels of any kind to the fort
and our children will pay the must send them express pre-
price of defeat. I paid.
What we must do NOW is to Plant Feed Crops.
S^0Ulde*uthe<-tank0f thue.strJ,ggle Plant feed crops after grain
jU weigb* of mr if the condition of your land will
strength and resources behind permit it at all. If you haven’t
teams or labor or seed to do it,
permit some of your neighbors
7T What came near being a seri-
tfe hlS growth* feet high and only a narrow road
He talks about things, reasons for travel
and asks Questions which a child Judge Barnes, wife and little
°f‘ son* Dorsey> and Mr. Barnes
. ?™ther saV*. al11 the doctors mother were in his car coming
he is aueatXahi!ned him Siay from Texarkana when they met
Jl1v w,!A0rmaI ment- another car on the levy. Both
Inn* asdhe 88 cars were running at high speed.
(fettin^the "eHa hy' f : The cars smashed together and
„f2n,f.th.e ordinary comforts knocked the front of Judge
nrohlem fn y “ a Barnes’ car off, but fortunately
year, gather it all anyway, or finance, according to his mother.j hea?y wSght ofthe car is
They8have^ilbe'made to orderi Uvea*^8 *“ that ^ thdr
and he grows out of them in ‘ ______
three months His entire ward- TAX NEWSPAPER PROFITS
robe has to be renewed every _
2*5? “01n^s,be^aii.8® he *rows Senate Committee Votes Five
so fast. His last shirts cost $4 ’ Per Cent Levy On Pub-
strength and resources behind
our government and stop the
toll of destruction and death
just as quickly as possible.
the fewer of our sons will re-
turn. The louder may be the
cry of women and food.
Those who can join the colors
now should go. The regular ar-
my is calling for men. The navy
is calling for them. Even our
own national guard is 700 men
short of war strength.
But those who go to the front,
although they make the great-
est sacrifice, fight only half the
battle. Nations are fighting
now, not armies merely.
The farmer is fighting for
his country when he produces
an extra bushel of grain, the
I ' to use the land. FEED AND
The longer we wait to do this, F0OD WILL HELP WIN THE
WAR. Patriotic citizens should
see to it that no land lies idle
Children Come First.
Many cities in the state have
failed to vote extra levies for a
nine months’ school, according
to reports. P. P. Claxton, na-
tional commissioner of educa-
tion, has sounded a warning to
America that they must not let
the war interfere with education
for the children until the nation-
al defense demand it. Besides
the interests of your own chil-
dren, the best interests of the
nation demand that the next
generation do not suffer by hav-
ing their school work interrupt-
The War Lord’s Ambition.
And his baby carriage—well,
it has to have regular automo- Washington, June 15.—A
made tiVnfrW ^ *° ** neW taX °f five Cent on the
Sdf for Jhe VUpnai net profits of a11 newsPapers and
Pillv i/ hat *aby can'*agc; magazine publishers was writ-
outgrowing .that ten into the war tax bill today
would?have°it' “Ck by the ^"ate Finance Com-
beginning j mittee in lieu of the two per
never wm.ld hfY/w cent advertising tax previously
rant 2? £b to walk *** uP<>n and of the second
e he is so heavy. * class mail rate increase proposed
But two months ago he sur-
prised everybody by beginning
to walk, arid now he toddles
around with as much ease as a
child of 5 or 6.
He has a wonderful disposi-
tion—never gets cross and
is as happy as any normal
healthy baby should be.
mother when she saves an ounce
of bread, the laborer when he
leaves a task well done the office
man when his increased effi-'
ciency releases another for the'
front, the factory or the farm.
The war will not stop busi- ----- — •——.j ° .T.c..uu,.
ness. It must not. We must ithe. da-v of groanmg and lamen-
produce, transport and manufac- Nation, ot gnashing of teeth and
ture more than ever before. I tearing of hair in London and
Half the world is depending on Paris- in Rom.e ancl Washington, j
U3 now, and our future depends, *n ^e capitals of the accurs-'
upon how well we supply them.*®. God. —From Leipzig
Every day’s delay means a Nachrichten.
sacrifice eventually of more,
lives and more money.
Red Cross Week.
FIRE AT GRAND LEADER.
What came near being a ser-
ious conflagration occurred last
Saturday morning when fire
broke out in the Grand Leader
Store on Main street. The origin
of the fire is supposed to have
been caused by a cigarette stub
or cigar. The fire started in
the back part of the shoe and
gents furnishing department in
a pile of old papers.
The quick work of a bucket
brigade saved the building and
contents. Had the fire got five
minutes more headway it would
in the House bill.
The profits tax plan, esti-
mated to raise about $15,000,-
000, or about the same as the
advertising tax previously pro-
posed, was adopted by a majori-
ty of one vote, with several
members absent. There now is
pending a motion by Senator
Penrose, who stood for the levy,
to reconsider the decision Mon-
The committe also decided by
a majority of one vote to repeal
the “drawback” alliance to su-
gar refiners raising $19,000,000
Miss Vera Sims entertained
with a bunk party at her home
last Saturday evening in honor
of Miss Lois Smith, of Valliant.
The evening was pleasantly
spent in music and games. Dain-
“Our dav must anrl will Vnme I m,nutes more headway it would refreshments were served.
the day of xroamn* and l.nten- ^ Eliaabeth Talbert, Ruby Whit
they coud hook up their hose. Wary Carwile, Mamie Lee
j SCIENCE “STUMPED”
BY MONSTER BABY
non wiu8 d ing i1.00’000/’ Child Under Three Years of Age
000 for the Red Cross this week,; Weighs lOO Pounds.
one dollar for ever}- man, woman | _
cbil,d’ National officers of j Philadelphia, Pa.. June 16—
&nn5S?*5EEf i.have mL0tt^ A 100 P°und baby, just two
W«°th°n Z° °hkauma' FblS 18 years and 9 months old. moves
less than we should raise. Figure; furniture as a pastime with the
the.po^ationinyourown coun-j ease of a piano mover and who
Ernest Sumner and A. Wake,
of near Shults, had a difficulty
I Saturday evening and in the
fight Mr. Wake had a part of
one of his ears bit off. The troub-
le. it was learned,.occurred over
a dog. Mr. Summer came in and
surrendered to the officers.
Wm. Peters, of Arlington,
Texas, who has been here since
last fall, called in yesterday and
i left a dollar for the Gazette. He
is going to move back to his
home in Arlington in the near
ty.* That will give you
amount you should raise.
Become a member yourself,
and explain to others the work
of the Red Cross.
Ever}* home should be visit-
ed. That home is laggard that
does not support at least one
Furnishing money for the Red
Cross is not making a donation.
It is doing our duty.
Let’s over-subscribe the Red
Let’s Fill National Guard.
eats as much as two adults at
each meal, is baffling science.
Doctors from near and far
have studied him. He has been
X-rayed and examined. They
cannot find anything abnormal
about him except his weight.
They cannot explain his growth.
His enormous weight is not due
primarily to fat, because his
bones are as large as an adult’s
5 feet, 8 inches tall and weigh-
ing 154 pounds.
The baby is “Billy’’ McCarthy,
son of Mr. and Mrs. VV.’E. Mc-
rru , L---Ui mi. anu mm, W. i«C-
ihe Oklahoma national guard Carthy, of Narberth suburb.
needs 700 more men for war
strength. Many communities
have sent liberally of their
young men. Others have not
done their share. Two miliion
people will watch the work of
“our own regiment." Adju-
tant General Earp has been call-
ing for men for weeks. Ten men
should be sent from every coun-
When he was bom, August 23,
1914, in New York City, he
weighed nine pounds and twelve
He immediately began to
gain at such a phenomenal rate
that when he left the hospital
with his mother twenty-one
days later he weighed thirty-;
six pounds. A three-weeks oldj
Helping You Hold Your Crop
Our membership in the Federal Reserve
System gives us special facilities to help the farm-
er hold his crop until he can obtain fair prices for
it, instead of rushing it to market.
We can secure funds for this at special rates
from our Federal Reserve Bank on loans secured
by warehoused agricultural products.
Before you market your crop come in and
talk the matter over with
us. We are in a ’position
to save you some money.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
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