McCurtain Gazette. (Idabel, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 91, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 9, 1918 Page: 2 of 8
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TO TRAIN BOYS OF
THE NEXT DRAFT
Oklahoma Will Undertake Me-
chanical Training for Con-
The State of Oklahoma will
establish a workshop for the
mechanical training of boys
who are to go to the canton-
ments in the coming draft. The
preparation of conscripted men,
so far as is possible, for occu-
pations needed by the army will
be given the men in classes
and 2 before they leave their
homes, according to a resolution
passed by the State Board of
The extent of this training
will depend upon federal occu-
pation, the board having asked
military authorities to place
these young men under pay
while learning fifty trades
which comprise the army and
navy courses. The aviation
corps alone wants 79,000 trained
With federal aid three or four
centers may be established in
Oklahoma where competent in-
structors will be engaged. The
University of Oklahoma and the
A. & M. College have placed
their plants at the disposal of
the vocational education board.
The Rock Island offers its rail-
road shops at El Reno. Other
proffers have been made.
Director S. M. Barrett ex-
pects to have the schools in
operation on or immediately
after January 20. In the event
federal aid is not forthcoming
as many young men in these
classes will be trained as will
volunteer to attend at the large
centers at their own expense.
MAKE YOURSELF A
COMMITTEE OF ONE
Every Seditious Act or Speech
In Oklahoma Should be Re-
ported by Citizens
Oklahoma City, Okla.. Jan. 3.
—Acting in accord with the
spirit of those cities in Okla-
homa which have already pass-
ed sedition laws and in the in-
terest of national welfare, the
Oklahoma State Council of De-
fense urges each citizen to con-
stitute himself a committee of
one to report any violation of
sedition laws either municipal
or federal. These complaints
of disloyal acts or speech should
be accompanied by affidavits if
possible and the matter report-
ed to city authorities or to coun-
ty councils of defense or state
corned of defense in case of in-
fraction of federal laws, when
they will be lodged with the
proper authorities for investi-
NEGRO TENANTS TO I
PAY INCOME TAXES ;
Unusually Prosperous Conditions
Now Prevail in Red River
J. A. Kunkel of Red River
County, who operates a large
cotton plantation where long
staple cotton is made a special-
ty, was in Dallas yesterday and
reported wonderful prosperity
among the farmers of that coun-
try. There are a number of
negro tenant farmars there who
will have to pay income taxes,
he said, and many white farm-
ers who are richer in money
than they ever dreamed of be-
One tenant on Mr. Kunkel’s
farm land had only fifteen acres
of cotton, all long staple, and, in
addition to corn, pork and syr-
up sufficient for his needs next
year, cleared $1,100 in cash. Mr.
Kunkel owns a farm of 1,000
acres, which was reclaimed from
overflow by a levee which cost
him $15,000. This land lies in
what is called Cuthand Creek
bottom and was bought for about
$6 an acre several years ago.
Protected by the levee, this
farm produced this year about
$75,000 worth of cotton, be-
sides large quantities of corn
and other feedstuffs, the owner
being compelled to sell 2,000
bushels of corn for which he
could not find barn room. Many
Great Majestic Range
At Store, One Week Only
JANUARY 7 to 12 INCLUSIVE
SEE the GREAT MAJESTIC—The Range with a Reputation—in
’, Anew dress. Let the factory representative show you why the
N. MAJESTIC Bakes Better—Looks Better—Lasts Longer—Heats
More Water Quicker and Hotter and Uses Less Fuel than anv
other range. We want to prove these facts to you—Want you to
know why the MAJESTIC is so highly recommended by your
neighbor—why it is the Standard by which all ranges are judged
—why it is known in every county in every state as The Range
with a Reputation.
FRF Ft SET 0F marbleized and
M llLiM-i. COPPER WARE
As a special inducement during this week only, we have arranged with the fac-
tory to present each purchaser of a Majestic Range with a handsome and useful
set of cooking ware. This is your opportunity to get something really worth while
tor nothing. Ranges will be sold at the regular prices.
Children's Souvenir Day—
Boys and Girls, this is something worth while,with only a little effort on vour
part. NOW LISTEN:-MAJEST1C HIGH FLIERS FREE to the boys and iris
who hand in written answers to the following questions during the two hours 3
to 5 p. m., Tuesday of Demonstration Week. ’
1. What is the name of your mother’s range, and how
long has it been in use?
2. Give names of persons you know needing a new range.
3. \\ hy does the MAJESTIC bake better, last longer,
heat more water and use less fuel than any other
4. What is your age? When is your birthday?
$1.00 Article Free
The boy or girl giving the neatest and best answer to tne tnird ques-
t.on, may select any $1.00 article from our stock, in addition to the souvenir
In case of a tie, those tying will receive the same prize.
THERE WILL BE SOMETHING FOR ALL OF YOU. Remember the
t.me, 3 to 5 P. M„ TUESDAY. All children are invited.
EVERYBODY-DON’T FAIL TO SEE THE GREAT MAJESTIC RANGE IN THE
NEW FINISH AT OUR STORE
ROWLAND HARDWARE AND FURNITURE CO.
bales of long staple cotton sold
on the Clarksville market this
season for more than $200 cash,
in addition to the value of the
seed, Mr. Kunkel declared.—
Dallas (Texas) News.
Still McCurtain county has
‘em beat. We have one negro
near Red River that cleared ov-
er $10,000 this year. His name
is Geo. Wood. He just recently
bought another farm paying
$9,000 spot cash.
FARMERS COME TO
RED CROSS RESCUE
Oklahoma City, Jan. 2.—The
extraordinary response which
was made by Oklahoma to the
appeal for Christmas Red Cross
membership is attributed to
thorough township organiza-
tions throughout the state and
to the generous cooperation of
the Oklahoma press. The edu-
cation and organization of those
farmers who have not had the
advantage of the daily newspa-
pers and who did not fully ap-.
preciate the seriousness of the!
crisis which faces the country!
were undertaken by L. E. Phil- i
lips, state manager for Okla-!
homa for the membership cam-1
paign and the response from
the rural districts was most lib-;
eral. Instead of the quota of!
500,000 memberships Oklaho-1
ma furnished 650,000 and com-)
mittees in numerous districts re-
fused to lay down their work
on Christmas eve. Many com-
munities reported one hundred
tender by citizens of personal
service, without compensation, I
on county draft and exemption1
boards, “too busy” being the I
usual response when called upon, j
Beyond a general telegraphic j
order to rush the physical exam-!
ination of selected men as rap-
idly as they are placed in classi-1
fication No. 1 upon the return j
of the questionnaires, no defi-i
nite date has been set for these
All questionnaires must be in!
by January 9.
LACK OF RESPONSE
TO NATION’S CALL
Oklahoma City, Jan. 2.—With
the exception of Major and
Wood counties in particular and
two or three other counties in
lesser degree, northwestern Ok-
lahoma has been placed in the
slacker list at the adjutant gen-
eral’s office. It is far behind all
other sections of the state in the
Bt.it* t>f Ohio. City tit Toledo. Lu~ns County. n«.
Frank J, Cheney mak.» outh thut h*- l« aeolor
partner of tU* firm of F. J. Cli.*n«*y it Co., do-
ing bualireaa In the City of Toledo. County and
State aforesaid, and that Raid firm will i»ny
the atirn of ONE Ilt'NDRl !» ixrLLARM for
yarb and every ruse of ('itarrh Hint cannot be
cored by the use of Hall’s Catarrh Cure.
FRANK J. CIIENET.
to before me nnd subscribed In my
, tbki Utb day of December. A. I)., 1HS&
flall'a Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally and
acta directly upon the blood and mucous sur-
face* of the ay stem. Bend for testimonials,
F. J. CHENEY A CO., Toledo. O.
Bold by all Druggists, 75c.
Taka Ball’s Family Pills for constipation.
First pub. Dec. 15 Out Jan. 18.
IN DISTRICT COURT.
STATE OF OKLAHOMA, County of
Elmyre Watley, plaintiff, vs. Sam
Said defendant Sam Wutley will
take notice that he has been sued in
the above named court for divorce
and custody of children and must an-
swer the petition filed therein by
said plaintiff on or before the 25th
day of January, A. D., 1918, or said
petition will be taken as true, and a
judgment for said plaintiff in said ac-
tion for divorce and custody of chil-
dren will be rendered accordingly.
Dated this 14th day of December
F. M. BROOKES,
H. Grady Ross, Attorney for plain-
First pub. Dec. 12 Out Jan. 18.
IN DISTRICT COURT
STATE Oh OKLAHOMA, County of
J. A. Martin, plaintiff, vs. C. L.
Said defendant C. L. Martin will
take notice that he has been sued in
the above named court for divorce
and must answer the petition filed
therein by said plaintiff on or before
the 26th day of January, A. D., 1918,
or said petition will be taken as true,
and a judgment for said plaintiff in
said action for divorce will be ren-
Dated this 12th day of December,
F. M. BROOKES,
By C. D. Wilkinson,
_ . Deputy.
Cochran and Whitten, Attorneys t
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