McCurtain Gazette. (Idabel, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 55, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 4, 1918 Page: 1 of 8
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A LARGE CROWD GATHERED AT
. BROKEN BOW.
L«»t Sunday a big patriotic day
was pulled off at Broken Bow and
several thousand people from various
parts of the County were present.
A Red Cross Nurse from France
was the first on the pragram after
Mabel. McCurtain County, Obhbenaa. Wednesday, September 4th, 1918
T. A. Houston, Principal.
Miss Julia Munson, Instructor.
Miss Juanita Rose, Instructor
Mrs. Roberta Moore, Instructor.
Miss Lillian Holt, Public School Mu-
Mrs. J. S. Baird, Piano.
Miss Frances Thomas,
Mrs. R. M. DeWitt, Ste^„
M. A. Nash, Superintendent
which the Hon. N. W. Gore, County
Attorney for this county, spoke and
as Newton usually carries a supply
of goods, usually called B. S. made
one of the best speeches on that oc-
casion. Mr. Gore was followed by
Judge John D. Harrison, of Oklaho-
ma City, member of the Supreme
Court of this State. His speech was
plain but forcible. He was followed rB, _.
by Judge Kiper, of Indiana, member : pose(j of th f0nowin’iC
of the Supreme Court of his State.! 1 T V*
He made one of the most brilliant ad-1 jDhn' n g • ?*’ PJea,dent-
dresses of the day. ! SeCreUry
Broken Bow at this time has some1 HendnX’ Trea8urer-
live wires and the result of which
Broken oBw is fast coming into no-
tice. The town is growing every day,
new brick business houses and nice
residences going up as if times were! Edito
Broken Bow, by the way, has some
mighty good folks and their hospital-
ity is not to be excelled anywhere.
We, in company with J. M. Craig, en-
joyed dinner with Mr. and Mrs. John
Duran, and to say we enjoyed and
partook most freely of the good things
to eat, would be putting it mild.
The country adjacent to Broken
Bow, in every direction is being set-
tled up with nice farm homes being
built and lots of new land being put
Wiley Trammel, custodian Central
Herbert Chandler, custodian, Hern-
Arch Blassingame, custodian
The Board of Education is com-
LETTER FROM DR. A. S. GRAYDON
Moorish plate with inscription "There
is One Great Alloh;” a console table
from the set of furniture given to
Napoleon I by Marshall Nay.
In a small room is the cradle in
which George Washington was rock-
ed; chair and rocker in which he sat;
flax wheel with reel and winding
blades, penny slot machine for totac*
co during the Revolutionary War,
Since we have been here, we took
an auto drive down the Atlantic
Coast to Atlantic and RoMo beach, a
distance of 18 miles, and bathed in
Atlantic waters with about 4000 but expresses some anxiety as
BOTH WON COMMISSIONS.
BurreB Keenan and Floyd GammiU,
Commissioned 2nd Lieutenants.
Burrell Keenan and Floyd Gammill,
two Ashdown boys, returned home this
week from Little Rock where they
have just finished the officers’ train-
ing School. Both made good and
were commissioned as second lieu-
tenants. Burrell enlisted with old
Company 1 and later passed the ex-
amination- for the officers’ school.
Floyd went with the Oklahoma draft
to Camp Logan, qualified as a sharp-
shooter and later made the officers’
school. Burrell will be stationed at
Camp Pike and Floyd at Camp Lo-
gan, both with infantry regiments.
Ashdown is glad that two more of
her boys have made good.—Little
CITY SCHOOLS OPEN MONDAY.
The Idable Public Schools will be-
gin the 1918-19 session Monday morn-
ing at 9 a. m. All pupils are ex-
pected to be in attendance from the
first ridging of the bells.
A minimum attendance of six
months is absolutely required of all
people from 8 to 16 years of age, and
any absence necessary should be ar-
ranged accordingly. The Board of
Education is planning to use a truancy
officer this year and those not mak-
ing use of the schools will be called on
to do so.
In order to secure the perfect at-
tendance certificates and to be sure
of promotion perfect attendance
should be aimed at from the begin-
All students not residents of Idabel
School District No.. 5 will be required
to transfer to this district or pay tui-
tion. Tuition in the grades will be
12.60, and tuition in the High School
will be 88.50 per month due at the be-
ginning of each month, and to paid in
Miss Eva Parks, principal, 1st and
Mrs. Arden Brown, 3rd and 4th
Miss Zula Hastings, 6th grade.
Miss Mary Fuller, lat grade.
Miss Jewel McCollum, 2nd and 3rd
Miss Katie Mae Tyree, 4th and
Miss Clara Armstrong, 1st grade.
Mrs. J. W. Higgs,-2nd and 3rd
Miss Wilma Mason, 4th grade.
Miss Annie Wootten, 6th grade.
Miss Grace Clowdis, sponsor for
Mra^;. C. Morris, sponsor for the
Aug. 25, 1918.
Dear Mr. Old:
It seems a long time since I left
Idabel, but when one is busy time does
not hang heavy. As you remember,
I was sent to Fort Riley for a course
of instructions, I stayed only one
month when I was sent here. I was
put in charge of Infirmary No. 7 and
have been there since my arrival. It
means plenty of work, but a great ex-
perience, as we have such a variety
of diseases. I get up at 5:30 a. m.
and I am busy till 5 p. m., except one
hour for lunch. I get one 24-hour
pass each week. Last week Mrs. Gray-
don and myself went to the ancient
Cif of St. Augustine, Fla.
On our arrival, we took an automo-
bile and drove through the old gates
of the city to the “fountain of
youth” and the old fort. Arriving at
the oldest house in the United^States,
which still satnds with no changes, but
a few additions to care for the relics
that are kept there.
This house was begun by the
French Hugenots who fled from
France and come to Florida in 1662.
When King Phillip of Spain, learn-
ed that the hated Hugenots were set-
tling on his dominion, he sent Men-
endez to exterminate them. The stone
mark of this house had been well
started and after the Massacre at
Manazas, Menendez had this stone
work utilized in preparing a place for
the Monks of St. Francis, whom he
had brought from Spain to Chris-
tianize the Indians who were on
friendly terms with the French. It
was fifteen years before the Spanish
could persuade these Indians to show
them the Coquina (Spanish meaning
shell fish) quarries from which this
house is built. For this reason the
house was not finished by the Span-
iards until 1580. It is ih the church
Archives in St. Augustine, also, in
Rome, that this house was prepared
I or these Monk^ and occupied by
them from November 1565 to 1590
In 1891 this house was opened as a
museum for tourists. A large col-
lection of Antiques is shown in the
building. I will mention only a few
of them: Three pieces of furniture
from Austrian exhibit in Chicaio
1893—bed, dressing table, console with
perfect mirrors made in the ancient
way, a Masonic table sent to George
of the first Masonic lodge where the
Washington by LaFayette in memory
32 degree could be confered in the
United States. A stand from China,
made 2000 years B. C. which has
flowers of Chinese luster said to have
been made with powdered glass; two
stands from Jerusalem made of Olive
wood inlaid with pearl, ivory and ail-
ver lines; a set of Louis XIV rose
wood furniture decorated with Inlaid
flowers of silver, ivory and pearl; a
bureau from Martha Washington’s
room in Mt. Vernon; a matrimonial
dhair (Chippendale) called so because
covered with heart, anchor and torch-
light—the married and divorced and
the unmarried am married within one
year after sitting in the chair < I did
not sit in the chair); a dressing table
used by the Kodine of Egypt with
mirrors made in the ancient way; a
Spanish Royal bed made for a son of
Phillip II; portraits of four of the
apostles used by the Monks of St.
Francis in the chappel; an amethyst
glass covered with Tyrian dies; a
•poon cabinet like the one sent to
Martha Washingtia by LaFayette; a
other bathers. Some very beautiful
scenery here. As to fishing, there is
nothing that can surpass it—-have had
fish until the world looks “fishy.” To
my inquiring friends I am in the ser-
vice and will not go anywhere except
on official orders.
Yours very truly,
1st Lt. A. S. Graydon, M. C.
COUNTY JAIL EMPTY.
grown-up children, somewhat ingenu-
(oua, a trifle Puritan, and quite ready
to marry you, and an American hus-
band and ar French wife make an ex-
cellent married couple. So do not
waste the chance of that marked pur-
^7 whieh is so seldom found among
the men of ancient Europe.”
■ | Another writer, in the Petit Jour-
nal, welcomes the report that Ameri-
r «an-French marriages are becoming
very common, as excellent from the
idyllic and sentimental point of view,
also for the fusion of the two races,
it expresses some anxiety as to its
feet on the repopulation of France.
Be fears that when the war is over
the American husbands will carry
iway their French wives across the
Atlantic and France will lose that
many households, a loss that the
pountry is not in condition to stand.
The writer quotes a letter that he
has received from a French girl, en-
gaged to an American, in which she
Says that she has laid down no con-
DR. WYNNE, 0CCUUST
UtM, Oklahoma Phone No. 57
GLASSES SCIENTIFICALLY FITTED
., »«trictty the work of a Specialist of Disease of
For the first time in two years the
doors of The county jail were thrown
open Tuesday evening. There was w
only one lonely prisoner and .he made !■'
bond and was released. #ni
This speaks well for McCurtain
County and the good law-abiding citi-
zenship that now abide in the coun-
ty. Of course, the efficiency of the
county officials had a great deal to do
with conditions. It is to be hoped the
doors will swing open the balance of
Henry, a few years ago united with
the Baptist Church at Bokhoma and
after a year was ordained a minis-
ter and for two or three years was a
ditions in accepting the proposal, but constant church worker. Losing his
had made her fiance understand that [health, he quit preaching but never
'lost sight of God to which all
Around that great white throne.
To await the coming of loved ones
That soon will follow on.
A Sister—Mrs. M. M. Spangler.
TO THE PUPILS OF THE PUBLIC
After the war there would be work
for every one in France, and so he
promised to remain in France,
ind if children came they would be
“There’s a good example,” com-
ments tnc article. “Let all French
giris follow it. America will r.ot bt
perceptibly poorer and France will be
enriched. It is one more kin 1 met
that we ran beg from our all:>3, and
one they are not likely to refuse.
. - ---------true
Christians are striving for. Weep
not father and mother, brother and
sisters, wife and children. Our loss
is eternal gain, gone where there is no
heart aches, pain or worry, for he is
gone to be with his brbther and sister,
that proceeded him. May God bless
the little orphans left behind and may
they ever find true friends to help
Weep not for he is gone.
To join the ones that are gone.
That 18 to 45 was clipping right
close to where we live. When they
make the next age limit it will take
us no doubt, and we are ready pro-
vided we are fed good until that time.
We have been already lecturing our
wife about a fall garden and believe
she will stir up things anxiously
awaiting the good day when the next
call comes. We have written our son
who is now in France to know about
the poke salad crop over there, which
is very, very important to us.
This is to call your attention to
one newly adopted text book for this
year. All other books will be used
again in the various grades except
the old “common sense” speller.
You will use in spelling the text J----v— ——
newly adopted by the State Beard 0fL^ttb«riT- OdelL
Education, published by McMillan °- H- Matthews
The following ’ marriage licenses
l»ve been issued since August 26th:
Shelby Ayles and Miss Elsie Witt,
John Hunter and Patsy Houston,
j,John Ryan and Miss Bertie Faugh-
GOODS Sil SEASON
Education, published by McMillan
Company and furnished by the Okla-
homa Book Company through the lo-
cal Idabel book store as follows:
Modern Speller, Book I, 2nd to 4th
years inclusive, retail price 18c; ex-
change price 9c.
Modern Speller. Book II, 5th to
8th years inclusive. Retail price 20c;
exchange price 10c.
Pupils are entitled to get either of
these books in exchange for the old
books now in use. Teachers, pupils
patrons should take notice of this ex-!
change. Every old speller should be
taken up and that much saved on the
price of a new one to be used in its
M. A. NASH,
Superintendent of Schools.
and Sadie Finley,
Charlie Benton and Estella Gully,
T. H. Colding, Bismark, and Alice'
Monke, Garland City, Ark.
Sam Seymore and Ratchet Taylor,
Eddie Prator and Eula Harrison,
LOOK OUT GIRLS.
French People are Bidding tor Amer-
Paris, July 30.—(Correspondence of,
the Associated Press.)—“Let me give1
you a little advice,” says a writer in
the Intransigeant, addressing himself
to the maidens of France. “There
are many Americans in France and
you know very well how charming
they find you. They find our women
more disposed to be fellow workers
with them than thoae of‘‘other coun-
tries, they appreciate you highly, but
my dear little French girls, you must
not be frivolous. Americans are
Pupils of the City Schools are urg-
ed to call at the local biok dispensary
this week for text books needed. The
books necessary for each grade are
listed at the book store and if you are
certain aa to your grade the clerk will
supply you with the right basic texts
for that grade.
Do not wait until Monday to buy
your books. It will be inconvenient to
you and to the book store on account
of the crowd.
Jno. Deere Buggies
Rock Island Hacks
Henry T. Williams was born in
Craighead County, Arkansas, March
the 20th, 1878. Died on July 27th,
1918. He leaves a wife and six chil-
dren, father, mother, brother and 3
sisters behind. It seemed that all
was done for him that loved ones and
kind friends could do, yet it was the
will of a kind and just God to take
him from us.
Hardware and Furniture Co.
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FIRST STATE BANK
EDGAR DOOLEY, Gulin.
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