McCurtain Gazette. (Idabel, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 71, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 31, 1917 Page: 3 of 8
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NEWS OF INTERERST TO
OUR READERS FROM THE
The Gazette and Record will
be sent this week to Dock Mc-
Cauley, Co. E, 358 Infantry and
Green Vowell, Battery E, 343
F. A. N. A., Camp Travis, Tex.
Twenty-five acres of wheat is
planted on the Knight Farm
We know now that the early
heavy frost “got” most of our
Ry Akard is training in the
Army Aviation Corps. He en-
listed at Oklahoma City.
Every acre of land and every
“pole pen” is rented around here
for 1918 and still we cannot ac-
commodate the new comers.
Jess Walden is greatly disap-
pointed, because he was turned
down at Oklahoma City. He
volunteered for Army service.
John Moore has been sober
for two weeks.
Quinley Hooks sawed his foot
losing one toe at his mill on
Coon Creek last week.
The relatives of all of
soldier boys are well.
Moore found the jawbone and
temple bone of an Indian. - All
other bones had turned to dust,
and the jawbone crumbled as
soon as dug out and exposed to
the air, but the teeth remained
Mrs. North Thompson has
preserved many pieces of pot-
tery and other relics. It is said
that she keeps a beautiful black
tomahawk to chop steak with.
This was- found near her home
and was brought here in pre-
historic times from a distance;
for there is no stone like it for
many miles.—Red River County
THE WAR IS DEVELOPING
MANY THINGS UN-
tical rules of right living would
assure death and sickness rates
in the country. Some of the
more important of these rules
Value of Fresh Air.
All windows throughout the
house should be opened every
day. The air within the house
should be as pure as the .air out-
doors. Country people who are
used to outdoor air so much of
the time should be sure to have
it when within. The best tem-
perature is between 68 and 70 de
grees, but there is apparently an
advantage in letting it vary
somewhat. The more sunshine
streaming into a room the bet-
ter. Sunshine and fresh air kill
germs and thereby help to keep
The skin should be kept clean
and warm, but should have air.
Tight clothes should not be
worn. It is important to re-
member that exercise in the out
door air is as important in win-
ter as in summer. A great re-
duction of exercise in the win-
ter is dangerous for the farmer
who works hard in the summer
in the same way that it is dan-
Dr. Hously resigned from We immediately began to de-
position of principle teacher of vise some plan by which we
our school and went to Oklaho- might so equip our telegraph de-
mo rs*,, a---l'-J m*-*——* —j instruct our —
Since the beginning of the in the same way that it is dan-
war, the United States Govern- 8*r°us for an athlete suddenly to
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Country people have an pspec-
ially good chance to sleep out or
at least to have good fresh air
in their bedrooms. A third of
one’s time is spent in bed and
during this period one should
have plenty of fresh air. The
ment has urged young men and
women to learn telegraphy in
order that our country will not
our suffer for telegraphers to fill
these important positions.
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ma City to join the Army Med- partment and instruct our pu- 1)684 P*an is to sleep out, as in a
ical Corps. Prof. Shote ac- pils in order to qualify them just sleeping porch, a healthful cus-
fPTltpH fflP vapanf nlooo na mnnlrhr a a nnoaikln nn<l <|4 4-U^ tom ifl OTnWlfUr If alaom’n/* in
cep ted the vacant place. , as quickly as possible and at the
The patrons of the Silver came time do it right. After----> -.....- o„UUiu uc
School are anxious for Miss careful studying, and making ppened. Night air is not injur-
Agnes Caldwell to teach for necessary arrangements, we ;I0U8I *4 )a beneficial,
them again. (tried out the plan of qualifying
Valliant beats Antlers this one in forty-five days, which
year for a cotton market. worked to our entire satisfac-
The Nancy Hall sweet potato tion.
made large yields in this neigh- The proposition is for twenty-
borhood this year. Everything five dollars cash in advance, we
else was a failure in the sweet guarantee to qualify you in for-
potato line. ty-five days or refund the mon-
Yours weekly, ey.
JAMES R. KNIGHT, j We have qualified several
-1_ i since opening this proposition,
and have quite a few now tak-
ing the special guarantee plan.
This is the only telegram
school in the United States that
will guarantee to qualify one in
any certain period of time. You
- should take advantage of this
With the American Army in offer which will not remain open
Flanders, Oct. 29.—The first l°ng- Write or call today, for a me»i ana eggs, due it too much
German prisoner of war taken later date may find this special is eaten the body receives more
by the American expedition offer closed. !«-»*»!-«.— “—j- —■ ■ •
forces died today in an Ameri- Paris Commercial College,
can hospital, having been shot Paris, Texas.
when he encountered an Amer- -—
ican patrol in No Man’s Land CIVIL SERVICE EXAM-
in front of the American INATION CLERK-CAR-
He, with another German,1 An examination for postoffice
1 AM/1 __211 L 1 11
PRISONER IS DEAD
Was Wounded When He En-
countered Patrol in “No
tom is growing. If sleeping in-
side, all the windows should be
Rules For Eating.
Heavy meals should be avoid-
ed just before heavy work, or
when very tired or overheated.
It is better not to eat between
meals. Over eating in order to
gain weight is not advisable.
Weight may be gained by sleep-
ing as well as by eating.
Foods are of two kinds—re-
pair food and fuel food. The re-
pair foods are called proteins.
The fuel foods are called car-
bohydrates and fats.
HON. CHAS. D.
SPEAK IN CITY
Friday at 10 a. m.
on the Conser-
vation of Food.
Hon. Charles D. Carter will
speak here Friday morning at 10
o’clock on food conservation and
every citizen in the town and
surrounding country are re-
quested to hear him. Thursday
at 2:30 p. m.
Just as we were preparing to
get the club to keep the wolf
from our door, Mr. H. C. Cala-
han, one of the best men in Mc-
Curtain County and one who at
all times thinks kindly of the
poor and less fortunate of his
county, dropped into our home
a fine pumpkin, and such anoth-
er eating that’s been going on at
our house you never read about
before. Thanks. Who next?
There is still money circulat-
ing among the farmers and if
you have anything to sell put
your ad in this paper. The
farmers tell us they read the
ads every week to look for bar-
gains. Try a little advertising’
it will help you. ’ Idabel is top:
large a town for so many people
to neglect advertising.
While the government is
regulating the food we would
like for them to send us a man
to regulate this wood famine in
our town and make a full meas-
ure or only receive pay for one-
third of a “rick.”
THE UNIVERSAL CAR
For cars are an important factor in ev-
ery rural community. They help the
enjoy life,brteg the pleasures and advantages
of the city within reach, and give practical
service every day. Ford cars require a min-
imum of attention; any one can run and care
for them. Two million owners the world over
prove these qualities every day. We pledge
Pord owners the reliable Ford servicewith
genuine Ford parts and standard Ford prices,
Touting Car $360, Runabout $345, Coupelet
f^T^Car $595, Sedan $645-alI U?
Detroit. On display and for sale by
W. A. LOFTIN,
County Attorney N. W. Gore
uu- and Sheriff Jno. W. DeWitt are
--------------— A certain making it hot for the cattle and
amount of protein or repair food hog thieves. Had better quit,
must be eaten each day to — |T *
place those parts of the body
which are being worn out. The
two protein foods most eaten
meat and eggs, but if too much
re- boys, it is dangerous.
UUUimil, ——•••••MVIWII XV* pvovuillLC
was discovered Saturday night clerks and carriers will be held
by the patrol and was called up- a4 44)6 postoffice in this city on
on to halt. The Germans ran; November 10th, 1917.
the patrol fired and one of the Age limit, 18 to 45 years on
enemy was hit. The prisoner date of examination,
was treated at a dressing sta-1 Married women will not be
tion and removed to a field hos- admitted to the examination,
pital, where the combined ef-1. Applicants must be physical-
forts of several surgeons failed *y sound, and male applicants
to save his life. j must be not less than 5 feet 4
The prisoner was a mail car- )nches in height in bare feet,
rier and letters of some value and weight not less than 125
were found on him. He explain- P°unds without overcoat or hat.
ed his presence near the Amer- For application blanks and
ican trenches by saying he had 4or 4ud information relative to
lost his way in the dark. He the. examination, qualification?,
declared that the German sol- duties, salaries, vacations, pro-
dierg did not know that Amer- motions, etc., address immed-
icans were on the front or in jately LESLIE E. BYRNES,
France. He said the officers
tell them nothing.
American batteries continue
to shell the German lines at
intervals, the enemy following
similar tactics. There has been
no special infantry activity, worth League
Snow fell last night, Interfering church, had a
with all operations. *v a m'u —M
TROOP TRAIN IS WRECKED
Twelve Oklahoma Drafted Ne-
groes Hurt, None Serious-
Secretary, Board of Civil Ser-
vice Examiners, Post Office, Hu-
A GYPSY CAMP.
Last Friday night the Ep-
worth League of the Methodist
church, had a gypsy camp par-
ty a mile northeast of town. Fif-
ty young folks were in atten-
dance. Miss Sadie Rvburn was
the fortune teller. Three big
fires were built and we all had
a fine time toasting marshmel-
lows. Mr. Jarvis, the efficient
president, is a good leader of
28.— the young folks.
A. S. CAMERON.
”,— ivvtirco mure
I protein than it needs, with a bad
; Mo84 persons eat too much
soft food. Hard foods, like
crusts, toast, hard fruits and
nuts are beneficial. They exer-
cise the teeth and keep them
from decaying. Concentrated
foods have their value, but the
danger with most persons is
that will eat too much of such
foods and not enough of the
bulky or filling foods, such as
lettuce, cucumbers, celery, spin-
ach, asparagus, cabbage, cauli-
flower, beets, onions, carriots,
parenips, squash, pumpkins, to-
inAtocs, &nd other garden vege-
Mind and Body.
The mind and body work to-
gether. The mind has a strong
effect on the heAlth of the body.
A fit of anger, a spell of worry,
envy, hate or jealous may be
more exhausting than a hard
day s work. Forget your wor-
ries. The secret of fife and hap-
piness seems to be in taking life
and work cheerfully. The de-
sire and effort to attain this at-
titude will go far to make it
The Woodmen of the World
will unveil four monuments at
the Denison Cemetery Sunday
afternoon, November 4th. The
unveiling ceremonies will begin
at 2:30 o’clock. Honorable W.
J. Holloway, County Attorney
for Choctaw County, will deliv-
er the unveiling address. All
Woodmen of Idabel Camp are
requested to meet at the camp
at 1 o’clock and prepare for the
unveiling ceremonies. Convey-
ances will be furnished from the
Camp to the Cemterey. Cordial
invitation to all Woodmen to at-
I am now located up stairs in
the T. J. Barnes’ Building near
the postoffice and am prepared
to handle any and all kinds of
land deals, I have quite a lot of
land listed for sale and will con-
sider propositions from reliable
If you desire to sell or pur-
chase call and see me. I will
put forth every effort to give
entire satisfaction in my deal-
ing with the public, both to the
buyer and seller. Give me a
4t. E. E. DYER.
Springfield, Mo., Oct.__
Twelve negro soldiers of the Na-
tional Army, enroute from Ok- ——_
lahoma and Texas to a training PRACTICAL RULES FOR
camp at Chillicothe, Ohio, were RIGHT LIVING,
injured, none seriously, today popular belief, which like so
when a troop train was derailed many popular beliefs which will
at Brush Creek, 60 miles east of not stand the test of rigid in-
here. Five cars plunged over vestigation, is that life in the
an embankment. All the injur- country is more healthful than
ed were able to resume their life in the cities. It should be ;
journey. unfortunately it is not. There
no question that general condi-
OLD INDIAN VILLAGE. tions in the country, the easier
On the upper Manchester road access to outdoor life, to a closer
at a place near North Thomp- touch with nature, tend to
son’s home was evidently the health in a greater degree than
site of an Indian village ages general conditions in cities. But
ago. The first white settlers in the cities greater progress
here have made no mention of has been made toward eliminat-
it, but pieces of pottery curi- ing germ diseases and improv-
ously carved, arrow head and ing sanitary conditions. The
other signs remaining to tell result is that death rates are
kij6' „ . . . . lower among our urban than our
Wh«re, • »ul|y had washed rural population. None the leu
se\ ersl feet deep, Prof. G. W. the observance of certain prac-
BROWN SUIT CASE
NEAR IDABEL RE-
WARD FOR RETURN.
S. K. JOSEPH
Care of PEOPLE’S STORE, Idabel
We can insure your prop-
erty, it makes no di/ference
what it is.
WE WRITE FARM,
COTTON AND GRAIN IN-
SURANCE, ALSO HEALTH
AND ACCIDENT INSURANCE.
“IF ITS INSURANCE WE WRITE IT.
The Idabel Insurance and Bonding
P*on« 79 Idabtl, OUa.
The Store of Styles
IN MEN'S AND BOYS'
as hr your new fall sat.
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