McCurtain Gazette. (Idabel, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 91, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 9, 1918 Page: 6 of 8
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III IKE WAR
THE STORY OF A HOME
REGIMENT THAT IS TRY-
ING TO PULL THE KAIS-
ER FROM HIS
Few people know that there
fa a regiment in the Southwest
playing: a great part in the war.
Initsranks are to be found a girl
ichool teacher; a confederate
veteran of 77, maimed for life
in the war; there is an alder- who are raisi
man, some locomotive engineers
a doctor, and several clergy-
men. Many women are in the
ranks of this strange regiment.
The uniform consists of well-
worn civilian clothing, the regi-
mental motto is “Service”; its
standard the Stars and Stripes.
To explain further, there is in
you brave little woman “car-
I rying on,” while your loved
j one ia fighting, and to you
J M’am, toiling night and day to
*■ keep the home together while
I brother is away. They pay
their tribute to you old soldiers,
etill trying to “do your bit” in
spite of age and poverty, and
to you men, who unable to ac-
cept the heavier burdens of
youth, are still denying your-
self of food and recreation in
order that you may help finan-
cially to win the war. They honor
you men who are preaching the
gospel of patriotism and ser-
vice, and you one enlightened
farmer producing ‘\)ver twice
as much as ever before." To
you doctors trying to conserve
health, to you men cutting down
unnecessary labor, to you boys
pig to help
By UNCLE DAN
The Teachers’ Examination
will be held in Idabel at the
Court room January 24, 25 and
2t. Wed. L. N. GRAY,
Billl* and Jimmie Will Taka Military
See the new finished MAJES-
TIC range—sanitary, easy to
keep clean, economical and a
beauty. Call at our store this
week and let the factory repre-
"I am mighty sorry, Uncle Dan, that ween aiju lei me iaciory repre-
this Is your last night with ns. Can’t! sentative explain to you the ad-
»? «>« ™««*!“■ »
reputation. — ROWLAND
the world’s food supply, honor
and credit is due.
of the Reverse Side of
You will note that not one of
the members of the Regiment
referred to writes in this way:
“I am a merchant. I have
that they must personally help me 1 propose to cut out extrav-
win the war. They have read r-2ances and subscribe 10 per
carefully the advice given by cept of my savings to the Lib-
the Government, they have de- crtY Loan.”
vised ways and means of their The one solitary pledge from
own to accomplish their object, a farm owner brings into strong
and they nave placed themsel- relief the attitude of several
a pencil of u time,” said Billie.
“Well, if you get more out of it In
the way of pleasure than I,” said Un-
cle Dan, “you are going some.”
"Billie, I huve been talking seriously
with your ,father and mother about
sending you to a military academy and
they asked me to talk with you about
“Whoopee!” Billie screamed, like a
“Now, hold your horses,” said Uncle
Dan, “and listen to me. You know I
sent my boy, Howard, to one of these
schools for a year when he was about
your age. He was narrow chested,
stoop shouldered, rather loose jointed:
he had the big head and needed dis-
cipline and physical development. He
was growing faat and I wanted him to
be strong physically."
“Say, Uncle Dan,” said Billie, "I be-
lieve your description of Howard fits
me pretty well, eh?”
“Well,” said Udcle Dan, “to be frank
I think It does; you need the same
thing. Howard did not like It at first. I
nm told for a few weeks he had 'rough
sledding,' but aftef he found that the
only way was to obey orders, he caught
the spirit of the institution and liked
It. We did not see him for about six
months, then he came home for a few
BACK TO THE FARM.
D. M. Cochran and family
moved during Christmas week
to their farm 5 miles northeast
of town. Mr. Cochran will con-
tinue to teach his school at Poe
school house until the expira-
tion of the term. He had taught
the Bible class in the Baptist
church here for a number of
years and will be greatly missed
in church and other work here.
One big bay mule about 16 hands high,
white collar mark on neck, and one gray
male 15 hands high, halters and ropes
on both, about 9 years old. Will pay
liberal reward for information leading
to their recovery. Notify W. H. Jones,
Choctaw Lumber Co. office, Broken Bow,
Okla. W. T. PHILLIPS, Owner.
The offer of a set of kitchen-
ware FREE to every purchaser
of a MAJESTIC during demon-
stration week is genuine. It is
an out-and-out gift to every pur-
chaser of a MAJESTIC range
and the price of this range with
a reputation remains the same.
See this demonstration during
the week commencing January
7th, at our store—ROWLAND
WOOD FOR SALE
Call 219 and leave orders. $2
a rick. 2 foot wood $3 a rick.
GEO. S. HARPER
w, « M. .£ | TORE COMPANY*'" * UB!S:
res on record, in writing, over
their signature, that they have
done certain things, and will do
certain things in the future, to
win this war.
Their records and pledges
Human Stories of the Deepest
Here are a few of them:
“Doing without meat, give up
my only boy for the cause.”
“I am raising quite a nice
garden, and trying to save,
while my husband1 is away in
“I am seventy-seven and cme-
half years of age, half of my
face was shot away in the Civil
war. Have nothing but the
rent of a very small farm. Took
$100.00 Liberty Bond—one-
fifth of all I had.”
“Helpless with a broken
l;mb, but paying $4.00 month-
ly for a Liberty Bond.”
“Preserved lots of food for
winter use, teaching thrift and
helped to sell Liberty Bonds in
rchool. Purchased one Liberty
Bond, and intend to buy more.
Managing ray mother’s business
while two brothers in the ar-
“Father is a soldier, two
brothers soldiers, two sons so'-
(liers. Xo money because have
lo try to keep my own and rel
“Family of five. Try to live
entirely on goods we produce.
Bought Liberty Bond, and will
buy one of each issue. Support-
ing Red Cross and Young Men’s
Christian Association. Am a
tc-acher and pastor, preaching
the needs of the Government.”
“Am an old man of seventy-
seven. Wid do my best everv
day, and invest every dollar
hundreds of men m this com-
munity referred to who, un-
doubtedly, own farm lands. We
hoped to have been able to re-
port many replies along the fol-
“I derive my income from
products of the land. I have
made more money this year
than ever before. I feel it to
be my duty to subscribe to the
limit of my ability to the Lib-
erty Loan, and to raise or en-
courage, the raising of hogs,
winter wheat and every thing
else which will help feed our
Unfortunately, there is but
one such reply. In fairness
it should be said that the far-,
mer living out on his farm was
not approached to enlist in this
regiment, but the fact remains'
that many an owner of farm-
land lives in this purely agri-1
Again, not one said, “I have*
made money to the extent that
1 do not have to work now. I
cannot remain idle, I will get to I
work producing something need-
ed by our boys ‘over there’. Mv,
little fortune is at the disposal
of the Government.”
pearnnee. He had gained about 20
pounds In weight, his muscles were as
hard as nails, he stood as straight ns
an arrow, he was courteous, consider-
Regular services at the Pres-
byterian church Sunday morn-
ing and evening. At the morn-
ing service will be the annual
roll call and all members are re-
| Quested to be present.
J. S. BAIRD. Pastor.
When about to buy an article
| such as a range, that plays an
important part in the daily rou-
i tine of the home, it pays to ex-
amine it carefully and be sure
j you are getting the best range
value. A range expert from the
factory will, during the week
commencing January 7th, show
you how the MAJESTIC is built,
why it lasts so long and why it
is the best value.—ROWLAND
HARDWARE AND FL'RNI-
The Store of Styles
IN MEN’S AND BOYS’
Sunday School at 9:45 a. m.
Preaching at 11 a. m.
Evening Service at 7:15 p. m.
Strangers cordially invited to
tend all services.
Note the result ot six months of mlll-
:ary training. Compare lines A-A ami
B-B in cut.
MEMPHIS, DALLAS & GULF
Hundreds of trim little hous- ,te and BanIy. His awkwardness hnd |
j' automoblles. and well dress- disappeared. The chunge was wonder-
ed people lead one to believe that ful and it was ail to the good. Here |
‘here are plenty of people in is a photograph showing 'before and j
this thriving little city who after taking,’ and I am sure no patent '
could h:j» e written in this m‘‘diolne advertisement could heat it. j
strain. Thev d\'d not do so “Wel1' mothpr an(1 1 wprp dPll*htcd-
That was tan years ago. and Howard
Without These People the War Rays ypar hp spent at the military
Cannot Re Won academy was the best year of his life.
" “Now.” said Uncle Dan. with great
It is useless for the tired lit- earnestness, “when such training does
tie school teacher to wear her- 60 S0,,<t makes better citizens and ;
self out, for the war veteran ‘he same time fits «.manto defend
tn «j_ u- i :a». , his country, why should not Lncle Sam I
! eg „,bltTA CM,au ^rou?h furnish this training at the govern- j
* a 8raVc- It Will be in vain ment’s expense? The government has ,
.hat the mother and the wife the right to call anyone to serve in j
gave their flesh and blood and case of war, and without training, a
' their dearest possession in life, ntnn Is worth nothing as a soldier. Un-
unless the wholesale and retail clp Snm has splendid new training
We guarantee a fit, and you are
satisfied when you buy from us. Try
us for your new fall suit.
v Daily Except Sunday.
Leave Texarkana 7:30 a. m.
Leave Ashdown 8:30 a. m.
Leave Nashville 10:35 a. m.
Leave Tokio 11:15 a. m.
Leave Murfreesboro 11:45 a.;
r uuira LHC »ii^ie.-aie anu retail -«=" >“■“
Buy half what I used to. merchants, the farmer, the law- camps ,hat wlM soon be available
Make more stifff on the farm, yer, all come forward throw *he purpo5,e' therpfore’ herp ,8 doubl»
Bought a $80.00 sow and pigs, off that indifference ’ which rPnson why thp Chambprlnla bl11 toT
•Jfjjo mnro than „„ u u ,!,7 wntcn compulsory military training should be
products this year than 'Si'
ever, and expect to make more and come out strong as preach- not leave it for his parents to pny for.
next year. Bought two Liberty ers and practicers of economy, r,n account of the expense, not one boy
Bonds and expect to buy more.” production, and self-denial. In ™ can <akp the training now. i am
“Am doing work that I used May the blush of shame, and Kla', ,hat. 57 caD d0“' The“ b'g
— ., , crops and big prices, I find, make the
the resolution to amend come to farmers rnther ‘cocky,’ and that the
many as they read this httle best is demanded by them.”
story—every w ord of it true, j Billie was up with the lark the next
morning, more excited and enthusiastic
than ever. He had a plan. He knew
to employ others to do. Will sez
aside money regularly for pur-
chase of Bonds.”
"Reduced living expenses to
minimum. Putting aside 10 per
cent of income for Bonds. Will
invest everything I possess if
necessary to win the war.”
“Using practically no meat.
ISN’T IT TRUE?
________ He had a plan.______
Jimmie owned a colt worth 1100; that
_ he would make almost another $100 on
,, , his potatoes If they turned out well,
When the power and resources and that he bad from bis previous
of this Country, can be applied savings, bought a $100 Liberty bond.
ivouig piavticAity no meat, ot Wiutnrj can De applied savings, bought a $100 Liberty bond.
Will buy $500.00 worth of each effectively, the war will be won. Billie’s plan was to have Jimmie cash
issue of Bonds. Am working to Are you doing your share? In and go with him. He was disap-
produee more.” pointed to find that Jimmie would still
*’ ' ' lack about $300 of having enough to
“Am an alderman. Econo- !t, haa bfe" reserved to the
see him through. His Up quivering, he
"I'm mighty sorry to leave Jlm-
Am an aiaerman. Econo- \ ....
mizing and working for greater ot 7 feel the said •
efficiency in Departments under 6at,8fact,°n derived from patri- ,e
my care ” otism and personal profit at one
"Am a teacher. Living on and the 8ame time’
half my salary, and investing It is not money, but goods
the other half m Bortds.” and service that will win the
"Am a boy. I bought Bonds, war.
and am raising pigs to help feed But as goods and service
our soldiers. . must be bought, the Govern-
Hate Off to Them! ! m*nt ““•Liberty Bonds.
. j Be doubly a patriot by pro- “Co
True Americans everywhere ducing, making money, and buy* Hut’ I've got the greatest new* you
our. their deepest wmschi to log Bonds. mr beard of
Uncle Dan was silent a moment or
two. then he asked Billie to go down
to the orchard and get him some ap-
ples to eat on the train. While he was
gone, it was arranged that Uncle Dan
end Mr. and Mrs. Graham would ad-
vance the money necessary so that
Jimmie could go. When Billie returned
he was told about It. He ran to the
phone and called Jimmie, saying;
“Come on over, run Just ns fast as yon
Leave Shawmut 1:15 p. m.
Leave Glemvood 3:00 p. m.
Arrive Hot Springs 5:30 p. m.
Leave Hot Springs 7:00 a. m.
Leave Glenwood 9:37 a. m.
Leave Shawmut 10:30 a. m.
Leave Murfreesboro 11:45 a.
Leave Tokio 12:15 p. m.
Leave Nashville 1:15 p. m.
Leave Ashdown 4:05 p. m.
Arrive Texarkana 4:50 p. m.
M. D. & G. through passenger
train 1------ ------1 "
n leaves Texarkana Sunday ,
7:30 a. m., ior Ashdown, |
Nashville, Tokio, Murfreesboro.
Shawmut, Glenwood and Hot
W. BURNS McCASKILL
Physician and Surgeon, Superintend- j
ent Board of Health, McCurtain1
County. Calls answered promptly day 1
snd night. Office in Kniseley’s Drug 1
L. II. HILL
Physician and Surgeon
Office First National BanK Building
Phones—Res. 252; Office 251.
It You Want
and Other Building Ma-
W. E. Mendenhall
E. G. WASHINGTON
- * - Oklahoma.
™il! ™JZQA™!l0m 0V‘ When you buy a range that
cleTo? the hack1 ndr 7mpS‘ h“S proVed itself to be the ,,est’
ease In the' two fnrm°T (W V0Ur money bas been wel1 in'
tase. in tne two former cases vested The MAlfi'tJTTf’ DF.M-
the right , remedy is Ballard’s ONOTRATORTrill d?rin?™
T ffiSANr fur^
The health of the Camp
splendid at this writing. The
are not many Companies qui
antined at present.
Each Company was allow
5 percent of the boys to go hoi
on four day furlough. And
was rather amusing to stand
and observe the eagerness
each as he went forward to dri
his number to see whether
There are quite a number
recruits arriving at present,
the old recruits have a chan
to show their ability in insti
The poor old mail carri
caught it during Christmas. 1
had to summon all the boys
assist him in carrying all t
goodies from homefolks. 1
came in with packages piled si
high and his pockets cramm
We began to fear that o
turkey dinner Xmas day wot
be missing as the shipment w
reported lost but a later mi
sage stated that it had arrive
And I want to tell you hon
folks that you don’t know wh
Here’s wishing all you hon
folks a bright and happy Ni
Private Patrick J. McCollt
was assigned to Co., 40, 10
Battallion Depot Brigade. ]
wishes homefolks a Mer
Josiah Webster, of Idabel, C
lahoma, was taken suddenly
with an attack of appendici
December 22nd. He was tak
to the hospital for treatme
He is located in Battery “]
343d F. A. N. A.
John Sidney Bolin has i
eentlv received his appointme
as cook in Battery “D” 34
F. A. N. A. He took a corn
in the Cook’s and Bake
Private Raggon Mayers is t
joying a visit with his brothe
Jess, Lonnie and Charles. Th
drove from McCurtain countv
their car and will stay here !
four or five days. Raggon is
1st class private in Compa
“I” 358th. Inf.
Corporal Henry C. Stins
and Private Thomas E. Sincli
were transferred to the Cast
Camp at Washington, D. C„ y<
New Year’s Day finds o
Company very much alive a
breathing the spirit of good v
to all who were making “one”
our National struggle for I
mocracy and Human Liberty.
Following is a list reco
mended for promotion: Corp<
al Robt. T. Best, Sargeant; C<
poral Harrison B. Neese, Si
geant; First class privates
corporals, Frank R. Brady, Gi
T. Harris, Jas. H. Redd, Wall
G. White, Claude E. Roberts a
Theodore Clevenger; Geo.
Banks from 1st cook to M<
A Sale am
At The Wyi
to arrive Satu
well broke ar
If you want a p
call and see us.
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