The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 28, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 4, 1918 Page: 4 of 10
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THE HENNESSEY CLIPPER
COMMITTEES ARE NAMED
6T6I ' ira.iv AvasanHi
In observance of Liberty Day, Sat-
urday, April 8th, tlie anniversary of
America's entrance in the great war
against autocracy, it is hereby request
ed that in patriotic observance of
said day that all business places in
the town of Hennessey be closed all
day on Saturday, April (ith. This is
to apply to all lines except hotels and
restaurants, which will be permitted
to serve meals to patrons at regular
hours only and remain closed the rest
of the day.
A failure to observe this pruclama
tion will be considered a disloyal act.
J. L. MURPHY,
President of Board of Trustees.
Attest: C. A. XOTHSTEI.V
LOCAL STORES WILL BE
OPEN FRIDAY NIGHT
On Account of Closing Saturday for
Liberty Day Observance
Owing to the fact that Saturday,
April fltli, is a special holdidav. lien
nessev stores will keep open 1- ri'la)
• alter supper to accommodate patrons
who may be unable to do their mar-
keting earlier in the day. The object
is to take care of the usual Saturdav
trade on Friday.
JUDGE HILLS DELIVERED
A STIRRING ADDRESS
At Opera House Monday Evening Be-
fore Good Audience
A good crowd attended the patriotic
mas* meeting held at the opera house
Mondav night. An impressive invoca-
tion b'v Rev. M. II Godfrey, pastor
of the' Baptist church, and " Vmeri-
ca '* bv the audience, with violin ob
ligato by Miss Mania Jones, preced-
ed the speaking. Mr. Kliiicr Solomon,
county chairman of the Libertv Loan
drive,' spoke briefly of arrangements
for the drive in this county, tollowing
his introduction by Kev. Marshall,
who served as chairman. lie urged
patriotic response by the citizens ol
Kingfisher county and that citizens
set their name down lor as much
they were able to purchase. Local
bankers he asserted would assist I
loaning money at the rate of seven
per cent for the purchase of Liberty
Honds. He closed with the prediction
that Kingfisher county would ovet
the top on the opening day Saturday
Judge Mills, of Enid, the speaker
of the evening was next introduced
bv Kev. Marshall, and talked for
nenrlv an hour on the war, and it-*
problems, and the duty of Americans
in the present conflict. After re-
tailing briefly the causes flint led to
the participation ot the I nited States
and recent happening on the battle
fields of Prance, he stated that the
casualty lists would soon come ^ in.
That tile list might bring news of the
death of my boy or vour boy. That
thousands of American lives would
be sacriflccd, but that the Allies
would win. That America would put
2,000,001) nien on tli ■ West Line, and
that thev would go through. Nothing,
he said, could stop an American army
like that. That the stars and stripes
would be floated over the imperial
castle at Potsdam and that tin Amei
icnu army would march through the
streets of Berlin. His praise of the
brave Canadians and British nnd the
gallant French who barred the way
of the Hun hordes was unstinted and
fervid. In a scathing arraignment of
the Kaiser and his foremost general,
Von llindeuburg, lie charged the lat-
ter with the cold blooded, heartless
murder of 500,000 German peasants
in the last grand offensive in attempt
to make good his boast that lie would
dine in I'nris on April 1st. The Her
mans had not passed the Allied line
on the West Front, and he asserted
and that they never would pass.
Referring to the food problems, he
stated that the government needed
wheat, and that some fanners were
holding thousands of bushels of t he
market while |de of Europe were
starving for bread. That the French
soldiers' rations had been reduced be
the scarcity of wheat, but
that if the government could con-
script men, and that the United States
supreme court, the greatest legal tii
buna! in the world had so held, that
the government could iIm conacript
property—that it could take the
lie discussed tin government price
of wheat and the complaint of the
high cost of farming machinery and
stated that the price left farmers a
good profit. The implement makers,he
said paid twice as t-ucli for material
nnd twice as much for labor, and that
thev had paid :(2, ,000 in excess I IN
lii -• and secon I sue Liberty Boi
and had subscribe .1 1 - ,000 ol J
tli. third issio rm
l „ referring lisloyality i" some Ull
parts of the state and the punishment OO
that hail and would br meted out t"
offenders, he urged that all good eit
iens report an\ seditions ntternn
The fervid oratory ol the speaker I
was frequently interrupted by out-
bursts of applause
A prnver l>v Rev. Murshall closed
TO THE FARMER1
Look over your machine repairs
NOW. Don't wait and depend on get
ting them late in the season The
chances are that we will not be nlde
to get them as usual on nccount of
war times. (1. W. WOOLSKY.
Buy W. H. Stamps)
FOB SALE—Kafir corn seed. $2.-5
per bushel. Also some good cane seed.
Walter Norris, half mile north ol
Buy W. S. Stamps)
Mr. and Mrs. Rov Mitchell, of
Enid, and Mr. and Mrs. Hershberger
and family, of Lyon \ alley, spent
Easter Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Chester Moore, of the Columbia nei-
W 1 1
Worth Fighting For
SHALL this little girl grow up in the sort
of American home we know, healthy and
happy? Shall she have the advantage of
living and learning in a free land, under free in-
stitutions? Shall such children develop into the
Liberty-loving citizens that a free America may
be proud of?
For over two hundred years Americans have
fought valiantly, and died gallantly, to win for
themselves and hand down to their posterity the
blessings of liberty, justice, self-government and
equal opportunity. This precious heritage,bought
at so great a price, is now threatened.
The question which today confronts America
as a nation, and you as an individual, is
whether or not a iree America
is worth fighting for
Arc American children in this and all future
Generations to receive unimpaired the legacy of
trecJom of which we are now thfc custodians, or
shall their country be turned over bodily to the
brutal, rapacious, power-mad enemy which has
forced us into this war?
This question cannot be answered by word of
mouth, but by deeds alone.
Let Your Answer Be Your Investment in
THIS SrACt PAID FOR AND CONTRIBUTED BY
THE HENNESSEY CLIPPER
nn For Liberty Bond Drive—Aim
OO Over the Top" in One Day-
^ Be Ready When They Call
j , following is a list of drive com-
appointments for the town of
He.!nessev A full list of appointees
Vthis section of the county is not
\\ K llulker. M. A. Mitchell,
Y Kelt. S. A. Snyder, Ira
; Frank A. Dinkier John
M J nes. Frank Slevin, A. L.
....... u. Joseph Ehler, Roy I).
K II crimes. C. C. Waggoner, A.
.1 Fisher. If. W. Wylie, H. '•
Hi.k- J A. Rat lift. Wallace
.loues,' W. M. Rutherford.
H K Watson, .lohn Duffy, A.
llersciier, W. 1>. Hauler. \Vm. Bal-
kenbsuch, Clins. K. Stetler Win.
Kottger. W. 1 . Wiilburu, \.
Hlodgett, Oeo. W • Woolscv.
W A. Khodcs, Fred Kldcr, J. h.
tiiibert. H. N. Buck, R. P. Berry-
man. W. T. Parks, J. A. Caulk, C.
Fisher, C. O. Cashion, Harry h.
1 Murpliv, B. C. Morrow, Ly-
man Hobbs, Jack Leddy, R. s- 1)-
Roberts. Kenton States, l.ouis Bal-
Kcubusch. Joseph Sternberger, Chas.
I'epin. A. L. Garten.
Outlying School District:
W. O. Calmer, Ed. Harton, A. D.
Lemon, George Hawks, Ben Thome,
The committees urge that residents
of the various wards remain at home,
if possible, until they are visited by
in.mitee in their ward and there-
by save time and trouble for the so-
—Buy W. S. Stamps)
TOWN BOARD MEETING
Jay Driving by Autoists Discussed
Penalty Enforcement Favored-
Delinquent Water Patrons to
Be Notified to Pay or
oo Be Cut off.
The regular monthly session of the
hoard of trustees was held Monday
vining in the clerk's office at the
itv hall. President Murphy presided,
jid Trustees Mitchell, Civilians and
Cashion responded to roll call, Trus-
tee Fisher, the only absent member,
The minutes of the previous meet
ing were approved as read.
The monthly report of Town Clerk
Nothstein, showing water collections
of $62.45, and $113.1H delinquent,
were read. The amount delinquent
QQ i irre I t he board to action, and the
town clerk was authorized to notify
water users who had failed to pay,
and in the event that prompt settle-
ment was not made, to have water
The matter of fire insurance on the
citv hall was discussed at length, and
Da motion that the insurance be increas
ad from $2,000 to $7,000 was put and
After the auditing of the regular
monthly bills, same were on motion,
ordered paid. 4
A discussion regarding the number
of street lamps installed fallowed the
submission of the monthly bill of the
QQ lighting company and resulted in the
clerk being instructed to ascertain the
number and pay only the agreed con-
A suggestion that the board permit
log owners to turn animals loose after
p.iymeiit of annual dog tax failed to
find favor with the board members,
who contended that the danger from
DD Irophobia was not parsed. The mar
ahal was instructed to enforce instruc-
tions issued some time since anil kill
all unmuzzled dogs running at large
within the corporation.
.lay driving by autoists resulted in
:i lengthy discussion and the board in-
—~ i i i•;111■ • I t- intention of penalizing the
rtfi 11! v oh--
UUI St in rt Parth ng, who was present
the meeting, asked the members of
the board t«. take necessary measures
to plare his property in the southeast
portion of town into a solid block for
tin purpose of simplifying tax pay-
ment The members stated that the
matter would be given attention,
nn i hi mot ion, Pros ident M urphy was
I authorized to hire man temporarily to
I take < barge of necessary street work,
after the ebair had assured the board
members that the water commissioner
had his hands too full to care for that
work at the present time.
A suggestion that the Rook Island
OO I bo i eqnested to pay fot the 1 eet
nil I lights nt railway crossings met with
taut favor, and the matter will b#
I taken up with the company.
The board then adjourned.
| State Food Conservation Poster Com-
petition Open to School Students
mm I of High School and Certain
A competitive exhibition of posters
| nn food conservation will be held at
'the State I'liiversity at Norman the
| week of April -il to 110. The eompeti-
1 tion is to be open to students of the
high school and grades of Oklahoma
I The high schools will exhibit in ('lass
I A, and grades in class li. Students
I may draw, paint or design any kind
of picture or decoration that they con-
sider not only beautiful and fitting,
but best fitted to illustrate the subject
of food conservation and food produc-
tion. Original work preferred. Under
no circumstances may designs be
worked upon bv instructors, All post
ers must be II inches high and 11
wide. Leave plain border of one inch
al around. All exhibits should be at
t'nivcr. ity of Oklahoma not later than
April 20. Spec if > whether in class A
or Class H. First, second and third
prize diploma- will be awarded both
to high and grade schools sending the
hibit Address to O. B. Jacob*
•on, Vrt Department. ?oitor Kxhibi
tion Contest, University Oklahoma,
Norinnn, Okla. All carriage charges
must be prepaid.
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