McCurtain Gazette. (Idabel, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 17, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 24, 1918 Page: 1 of 8
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Idabel, McCurtain County, Oklahoma, Wednesday, April 24,1918.
A War Saving Army of
Farmers Being Organized
uont let them get it;
Keep It safe In Our Bank.
If you have money, much or little, you’ve found out
that every time you turn around there’s some hand out.
Oh, it doesn’t seem much here or there, but if those lit-
tle sums were all in the bank they would make a big sum
in a year.
Not one of those hands would serve you in distress—
but your money would.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
U. S. Losses Heavy
in the Latest Battle
McCurtain County has gone “Over
the Top” in the Third Liberty Loan.
It’s Liberty Bond salemen are still
working and will until the last hour
subscriptions are received. But the
Co'unty Council of Defense expects to
sell the greatest quantity of Govern-
ment paper after this Loan closes.
Mr. A. L. Wake, a farmer of School
District No. 37, this county, has pro-
posed a plan to enlist every farmer
in the county as a creditor of the Gov-
ernment. G. M. Barrett, of the Coun-
cil, has talked it over with the farm-
ers and the following card is the re-
i.-. School District—
WAR SAVING ARMY OF FARM
To the County Council of Defense:
I .desire to be enrolled in the War
Saving Army of Farmers and do
hereby agree to raise and prepare
for market -hogs; -cat-
tle; -sheep, and to plant, culti-
vate and gather-acres of
■ and deliver the same to
TOTAL BOND SALES.
Total sales for McCurtain County
up to 5:30 o’clock Tuesday, April
Broken Bow, $23,050.00.
Indian Allowance, $75,000.00.
DR. WYNNE, 0CCUUST
Phone No. 57
the Chairman of the McCurtain Coun-
ty Council of Defense at Idabel some
time during the year 1918, to be
marketed by him and the proceeds
from said sale be returned to me
either in Thrift Stamps, War Savings
Stamps or Liberty Bonds, at the op-
tion of the Council of Defense.
Will Be Had at Shults Saturday
There will be a box supper at
the Shults school house . Saturday
night, the proceeds to go to the Red
Cross. All are invited to attend.
W. E. OLIVER, Chairman.
Washington, April 22.—General
Perishing's first report on the Ger-
man assult upon the American and
French forces in the Toul sector Sat-
urday is said to indicate that the
Americans sustained more than 200
casualties and to estimate the Ger-
man losses at between 300 and 400.
War Department officials refused
to make the report public or report
upon persistent rumors concerning its
contents. Secretary Baker is said to
be awaiting more details, though he
probably will lay the information re-
ceived before the House Mlitary Com-
mittee when he appears tomorrow to
tell of his trip abroad.
Arrested Saturday for Distributing
Seditious Literature. I
Alex Cheek, son of J. W. Cheek, of
this city, was arrested Saturday
charged with distributing seditious
literature and carried to Hugo where
he appeared before Federal Judge T.
C. Humphry and was placed under a
$750 bond. Mr. Cheek has been an
advocate of the Pastor Rusell doc-
trine for many years. There has been
several men lately before the Coun-
ty Council of Defense charged with
disloyalty to our government and each
time have been released, but hence-
forth we believe the council should
let the Federal authorities pass upon
all disloyal talkers.
FORDS, FORDS, FORDS.
Real bargains in new and used cars
at Joe Loftin’s garage. See him if
you want to buy a car. tf.
Mr. Moseley, of Millerton, was here
Every School District in this coun-
ty has organized a School District
Council of Defense. They are the
smallest units of the Defense Coun-
cils and are closest to the people.
McCurtain County’s plan reaches ev-
ery producer of farm products through
these School District Councils and
has him now at the planting time
plan his investments in Government
These cards are distributed by the
farmers of the neighborhood. They
know how much a man can spare and
they are now engaged in a friendly
rivalry to see which district will be
the first to report every citizen pledg-
ed to market of his porduce through
Where the farm produce marketed
under this plan comes on the market
before the next loan and is in units
of less than fifty dollars the Council
will pay for the produce in Thrift
Stamps and War Savings Stamps.
Where the items are larger than fif-
ty dollars the farmer will be credit-
ed with a paid subscription to the
Permission has been given to frank
these cards into the office of the
Council of Defense. The farmer has
only to sign his name and give his
address after stating the amount of
his product he agrees to invest in
More than four thousand of these
cards will be signed. “A Liberty Bond
1 in Every Home in McCurtain County”
will shortly become a statement of
fact not merely a slogan.
Council of Defense.
To Our Customers:
On and after the first day otx
February we will deliver no in-
surance except for cash. We
will give you notice of the ex-
piration of your policy, and
plenty ot time to make arrange-
ments to take care of your in-
surance prior to the expiration
date thereof. Please do not
ask us to charge any policy.
972 women registered, 581 white
and 391 colored. A fee of 10c was
isked of each woman to help cover
the expenses of registering the women
of Oklahoma as requested by the Gov-
ernment. $107.10 was the amount re-
The registrars were:
Mrs. F. S. McKay, chairman.
Mrs. E. E. Cochran, Mrs. E. C. Arm-
strong, Mrs. J. B. Stroud, Mrs. J. W.
Johnson, Mrs. H. C. Cyphers, Mrs. C.
P. Baker and Mrs. W. L. Neidermier.
The registrars for the Colored Dis-
trict were: *
A. M. Salone, Mattie Griffin, El-
len Gant, Mary Green, B. W. Battle,
Gertrude Fields and Jenny Ella Bay-
Regular services next Sunday morn-
ing and evening.
The public is invited to be present.
J. S. BAIRD, Pastor.
My .entire time devoted to Diseases (medical and surgi-
cal) of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat.
GLASSES SCIENTIFICALLY FITTED
This is strictly the work of a Specialist of Disease of
the Eye. One who knows the diseases of the Eye and es-
pecially diseases of the Nose, Throat, Mquth and Teeth.
ADENOIDS and Tonsils:—I am prepared to do the op-
eration for .their removal at each visit to IDABEL.
One regular visit each six weeks. Phone 57 or inquire
Johnson Hotel. IDABEL, Saturday, April 27th.
Our Boys Won in the *
Debate at Walters
In a recent issue of the Gazette we
stated that Fred and James Myers,
of Valliant, had been arrested and
placed in jail for distributing Pastor
Russell’s ^seditious literature. As to
them, being placed in jail, this was an
error, but they had been distributing
the literature and the books were
taken up in part by the sheriff is the
information we received from the
GASOLINE PRICE REDUCED
At the present high price of gaso-
line 12 to 16 miles to the gallon is
not enough. There is a recently pat-
ented device known as the “Burke”
which conducts steam and vapor from
radiator through carburetor into en-
gine and which, it is claimed, will
double the average mileage, and in
many instances gives 40 miles to the
gallon. It is manufactured and sold
by Burke Motor Economy Co. (Inc.)
of Clinton, Oklahoma. It is also
claimed the steam taken into the en-
gine prevents carbon, cools engine
and increases power. At the present
only Fo/d models are .manufactured,
and we believe those who buy gaso-
line should look into the matter.
Hurrah for our Idabel boys,'Mau-
rice Fulmer, Joseph Baird and Thel-
mer Smith, they won the champion-
ship at Walters, Okla., and will now
go to Norman to debate with two or
three teams for the State Champion-
This is quite an honor to Idabel and
our boys and we are betting on them
winning the state championship at
Norman. They are three of as bright
boys as any town in the state can
produce. The boys were . proud of
their success and the people of Ida-
bel rejoiced with htem.
Under the supervision of N. W.
Gore, our American and Honor Flags
float on top of a large pole in the
center of Main Street and Central
Avenue. There was a large crowd of
our people assisted in hoisting the
pole. This was a good spirit of pa-
Miss Helen Trigg is home from Ox-
ford, Miss., after a six weeks visit
with friends and relatives. Miss
Florence Funk returned with her as
her guest.—Valliant Tribune.
FIRST STATE BANK
‘OLDEST STATE BANK IN COUNTY'
Your Friend in War or Peace.
Glad to Assist You Financially in Baying Bonds.
The Idabel Insurance and Bonding
Phone 79 Idabel, Okla.
We Appreciate Your Business and Give You the Best Service to Be Had
DAN STRAWN, President. EDGAR DOOLEY, Cashier:
JUST RECEIVED A CAR OF
Farming Tools, Stalk
Cutters, Cotton and
Com Planters and
other John Deere
WE HAVE A CAR OF
JOHN DEERE WAGONS
AND WEBBER WAGONS
Hardware and Furniture Co.
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