McCurtain Gazette. (Idabel, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 48, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 10, 1918 Page: 1 of 4

ROBERTSON’S ELECTION CON-
CEDED BY URGE PLURALITY.
Owtn Defeats Galbreath in Senatorial Can
test—Walter Lands -
er's Place.
Oklahoma City, August 8.—With
reporta coming in slowly today from
scattering precincts in the state, the
nomination of J. B. A. Robertson,
democrat, for governor, is assured.
Robertson’s margin of victory over
Alexander in Tuesday’s primaries is
not yet recorded in official figures,
but probably will exceed Alexander’s’
total by better than 2 to 1, it was es-
timated today. Returns from pro-
cinets of 34 counties, representing ev-
ery section of the state, gave Robert-
son approximately as 2 to 1 lead over
Alexander. Reports from 498 of the
state’s 2,500 precincts give Robertson
14,528; Alexander, 7,247, and Murray,
7,233.
In other sections of the state which
have been heard from and where the
count is nearing completion, Robert-
son is maintaining his safe lead, while
Murray and Alexander are breaking
even and alternating in trailing the
leader.
I Rob*rt L- Owen was renominated
for United States senator over Rob-
ert Galbreath of Tulsa, by approxi-
mately 4 to 1.
. Extremely meager returns so far
indicate the contest for the repub-
lican gubernatorial nomination is be-
tween John Golobie and H. G. Mc-
Keever. McKeever carried his home
county of Garfield, receiving the
solid republican vote in many pre
cinets in Enid and throughout the
county.
All congressmen were renominated
on the face o fthe returns received up
to midnight last night.
The race for state treasurer be-
tween J. L. Lyon and A. N. Leecraft
appears to be close and both sides are
claiming victory.
Art Walker has been nominated for
corporation commissioner over J. H.
Johnson by a safe plurality.
Whitehurst appears to be winner
for president of the state board of
agriculture.
OFFICIAL RETURNS OF DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY AUGUST
MAN POWER BILL EX-
TENDING DRAFT AGE
Purpose to Inerease Army to -
About Three Milium Already
Under Arms.
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Washington, August 7.—In urging country until the last
nactment Of th# aHminSatrofiAsi sMan
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enactment of the administration man
power bill extepding draft ages to
from 18 to 45 years, General March
told the senate military committee
today that the war department plans
an army of approximately 5,000,000
men to be raised as soon as possible.
While realizing the importance of
the measure. General March said he
did not believe it necessary to recall
congress before the present recess
plan expires on August 24, providing
the bill could be reported at that time.
About July 30, General March said
the United States reached a decision
to enlarge its military program to
carry out the policies agreed upon at
the recent inter-allied conference at ....... vacation re
Pans to speed up prosecution of the! war time prohibition
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war and bring it to an early conclu-
sion.
General March said the shipment
of men overseas would be continued
according to the program now in ef-
fect fir the present.
Behind Closed Bars,
the chief of staff entered into a
general discussion of the entire sub-
ject and the necessity for amending
present law. His statement was given
to the committee behind closed doors.
Questioned by senators regarding
the apparent “change of front" of the
war department in its war program
General March told of the govern-
ment’s decision in accord with the
Paris conference.
For the new program, Secretary
Baker and other officials concluded
that there must be an extension of the
draft ages.
3 Million Under Arms.
While about three million men are
now under arms, army officials think
there should be approximately five
million men at home and in France.
I* order not to disturb the present
draft system, and to avoid calling men
who had been given exemption, ex-
tension of the draft ages is necessary.
From General March's testimony
a*d other information received, the
committee has gained the impression
tRat while all men between the ages
of 18 and 45 would be subject to mil-
itary duty under the new law, it is
propossd that those between 18 and
» years of age shall be kept in this
Draft for Navy?
Upon the suggestion of Senator
Wadsworth that the draft be extend-
ed to the navy, Senator Chamberlain
announced that either Secretary Dan-
iels or Admiral Benson would be ask-
ed to appear tomorrow before the
committee to discuss the proposal.
Senator Chamberlain said he was
not sure just when the committee
would be able to report out the bill.
Secretary Baker, now out of the city,
;s expected to return Saturday and
the committee desires to hear him
before taking action.
Prohibition Up.
Under the unanimous consent agree-
ment for vacation recesses, proposed
war time prohibition is to be taken
up when the senate reconfenes with
up when the senate reconvenes with
only be set aside by unanimous con-
sent and Senator Sheppard, of Texas,
prohibition leader in the senate, ex-
pressed the opinion today that unan-
imous consent could not be obtained
unless the draft bill can be taken up
and disposed of with practically no
debate.
Because of his appearance before
the committee, General March can-
celled his semi-weekly talk with the
newspaper correspondents.
MASTER NBUBERN STEPHENS
GAVE BIRTHDAY PARTY
Happy Event in Lone Pine Addition-
Refreshments Served.
Congnmaua:
Tom Neal
C. D. Carter
Representative:
John W. Scott
J. Paul Stewart
County Judge:
T. G. Carr
J. D. Parks
County Attorney:
N. W. Gore
Court Clerk:
F. RI. Brookes
County Clerk:
H. A. Smith
V. D. Derry berry
County Tax Assessor:
J. M. Post
Delbert S. Randolph
Joe Hough
Sheriff:
John W. DeWitt
S. N. Sorrells
County Treasurer:
F. B. West
County Surveyor:
James R. Earl
County Superintendent:
F. S. Phelps
Mack R. Phillips
L. A. Brown
County Weigher:
A. R. Williams •
State CoaMniteemaa:
W. A. Goforth
Commissioner, District No. 1:
Elbridge Smith
A. E. (Pete) Vaughan
J. W. Gates * -
Commissioner, District No. 2:
Chas. W. Stewart
Commissioner, District No. 3:
G. G. Merry
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Governor:
J. B. A. Robertson, 732.
W. L. Alexander, 868.
Durant, 70.
Murray, 55.
Gault, 27.
- McCollister, 8.
Davis, 21.
SULPHUR TOWNSHIP
Justice of the Peace:
J. H. Norwood, 181.
Constable:
W- F. Martin, 109.
J. D. Brown, 76.
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WHITE TOWNSHIP
Justice of the Peace:
A. L. Wake, 59.
John C. Earl, 268.
W. F. Whitten, 171.
Pete Williams, 198.
Constables:
W. M. Jones, 183.
Jack Touchstone, 209.
L. Bun Harrison, 267.
FRISCO TOWNSHIP
Justice of the Peace:
J. G. Hunkapillar, 288.
W. R. Kirby, 283.
Constable:
C. E. Sweet, 119.
Sam Murray, 211.
Ernest Harris, 128.
Will Mitchell, 157.
KIRK TOWNSHIP
Justice of the Pence:
E. L. Hogje. 136.
D. A. Fowler, 104.
Constable:
C. E. Greenwood, lap.
W. A. Fowler. 42.
J. T. ChUds, 68.
* WILSON TOWNSHIP
Justice of the Peace:
L. L. Crouch. 148.
Constable:
G. W. Moye, 132.
MOUNTAIN TOWNSHIP
Justice of the Peace:
J. B. Dobbins, 111.
FOWLER TOWNSHIP
Justice of the Peaee:
W. T. Foster, 26.
Constable:
C. W. Ward, 24.
EAGLE tOWNSHIP
Justice of the Peace:
C. O. Cockerham, 279.
B. W. Thomason, 247.
Constable:
J. W. Allen, 204.
D. H. Carr, 94.
A. M. Larcade, 44.
O. J. Larcade, 140.
H. L. Stiff, 169.
drug STORE ON CENTRAL
AVENUE CHANGES HANDS
Dr. R. D. Williams Becomes Owner
of the Stroud Drug Store
Company, changed ownership this
week.
The property was purchased by Dr.
R- D. Williams, who installed Chas.
P. Morehead as manager.
_ Mr. Morehead was with F. S. Mc-
Kay for several years, and has a
large circle of friends in Idabel and
surrounding country.
The place of business will now be
known as the Williams Drug Store.
JUDGE DUDLEY SPEAKS.
By invitation of the County Council!
of Defense of McCurtain County,1
Judge C. E. Dudley, of Antlers, spoke !
at the auditorium in this city Thurs-
day night to a large and appreciative!
audience. He urged the people to I
join the School District Council and ■
help to support the organization.
Judge Dudley’s talk was instructive
and very much appreciated by our
people.
W. A. Goforth followed Judge Dud-
ley in a few remarks which was to the
point and expressed the loyal spirit of
our people. Rev. J. S. Baird also made
a short talk and received applause
from the audience. He hit the key
note—Rev. Baird usually says some-
thing good when he talks and his
pleasant manner makes him popular
with our people.
Another birthday came to Matter
Neubem Stephens Thursday and to
celebrate the event he entertained a
number of his friends at the home of
hia parents, Mr. and Mra. N. Z. Step-
hens, in Lone Pine Addition to Idm-
bel. Boyish games were enjoyed and
an inviting lunch was spread. Master
Neubem received many nice presenU
from hia friends.
Those present and taking part in
and enjoying the recreation were:
Fred Brookes, Jr., Pauline Brooks,
\ ®rook*»- Virginia Brooks,
Clyde Deck, Charline Allen, A. T.
“•*!**» Lenoir Harper, Dennis Epper-
son, Horace Epperson, Loyd Bpper-
•on, W. J. Old, Jr., Vtalta Branch.
World Holds Nothing Bettei
Than a Modern, Thoroughly-Equipped Farm s
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W. conlMI? aoljcjt IS. mccmnte of fuMR .ad iovito thorn to otoko the freeot me of oar mwj fariKtr.
Idabel State Bank
The Personal Service Bank
R. C. NEWTON, President IDABEL, OKLA. S. E. BARNETT, Cashier

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