The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 29, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 20, 1918 Page: 1 of 10
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The Hennessey Clipper
The Hennessey Press-Democrat Consolidated with The Hennessey Clipper January 15, 1914
k OL. XXIX.
i Entered at the Postoflke at Hennessey '
' Oklahoma, as Second Class MailMatter I
HENNESSEY, KINGFISHER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1918 1 vance: H *lon!h 50c; 3 Months 25c ^ *
PRESIDENT WILSON PROCLAIMS
JUNE 28th, 1918
NATIONAL WAR SAVINGS BAY
"THAT THE NATION MAY BE ONIFIEB"
Every man, woman and child is directed to assemble in their respective
, communities that they may give their subscriptions for War Savings Stamps.
Acting under authority vested in me by the United States Treasury De-
partment and in accordance with the proclamation of the President of the
United States and the Governor of this State, I, George W. Barnes, State Di-
rector of the National War Savings Committee for Oklahoma, hereby call all
persons, regardless of station, to meet on Friday, June 28th, 1918, to give
their subscriptions for War Savings Stamps.
In rural communities and in the smaller towns meetings will be held in
the district school houses and in the cities at places designated by the local
officers of the War Savings Committee.
The President of the United States has fixed June 28 and the hour at 2
o'clock in the afternoon. The assembly of all of the people in their respective
communities at the appointed hour will unify the Nation and make VIC-
Therefore, I, George W. Barnes, State Director, acting under the author-
ity of the United States Treasury Department hereby convey to you the man-
date of the President of the United States and the Governor of Oklahoma and
demand your presence.
A definite quota of War Savings Stamps has been assigned each school
district and community, which will be announced to each meeting on June 28th,
The school officers will conduct the meeting in each school house.
A record of the proceedings of each meeting will be kept, the names of
the persons present recorded and the amount of War Savings Stamps sub-
scribed for by them. The names of absent persons, and of those who refuse or
neglect to subscribe, with the reasons for so doing, will be recorded and le-
' ported to the War Savings Committee, acting under authority of the United
States Treasury Department, for investigation.
The President of the United States demands your presence on June
28th. at the hour appointed, and an obedience to the order of the Prsident as-
sure-; the united support of Oklahoma in the successful prosecution of the War.
G. W. BARNES,
State Director for Oklahoma.
Pursuant to the proclamation of the
President ot' tlie United States, anil
the Governor o? the L-ate of Oklaho-
ma. I, J. I". Murphy, President of the
Boaril of Trustees of the Town of Hen-
nessey, hereby proc laim FVida. . .lane
jsth as National War Saving! Pay,
in.l hereby direct and order Hit t in ob-
rvanco of said day, all Witness
places of said town be closed at two
'clock in the ^fterneou of said day,
11.1 remain clo cl during the meeting
I at the city hall to begin at that
And 1" urge that each mid every
tiz.cn respond «to the call ot the na-
tional executive and the K0\ - 'ti r ot
his great State and meet at ti e pla. ■
Usignated and subscribe gei.eronsly
n freedom's cause by purchasing War
lavings Stamps. Your country calls.
Let u- lie patriots.
.1. L. MURPHY
lident of Board of Trustees o:
Town of Wellness
THRESHING PRICES ARE , AMENDMENT OF DRAFT ! MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND
FIXED BY AGREEMENT LAW ASKED BY CROWDER ACRES OF LAND FOE ENTRY
Conference Rules 17 Ceut Charge to be
the Maximum Rate
After a conference that lasted al-
most six hours, representatives of the
Oklahoma Threshermdn's Association
and wheat farmers Saturday, at Okla
lioma City agreed on a maximum price
Increase in Age Limit Proposed—An
other Registration of 21-Year-olds
May Be Set for December
to be charged by threshcrmen during j
the wheat harvest. The conference was
called by the state food administration
to settle the differences arising out of j
reports that threshermen were charg-
ing this yenr as high as 21 and 20 '
cents for threshing wheat, when they
charged as low as 12 cents last year.
It was agreed that where the thresh-
erman furnishes the engineer, a sepa-
rator man a water tender and team
Jr and a threshman's boss, together
Lb the oils and greases, the price to
'be Tvi.l 7 ccnts a bushel. Where the
thresherman furnishes tlie entire har-
vesting crew and boards the men and
horses,'he is to be allowed 17 cents a
bushel for threshing the wheat. For
threshing in the stack when the
thresherman furnishes all the help, he
is to receive 12 cents a bushel. For
threshing headed grain a price of 13
cents a bushel is thought to be fair.
It was explained that, although these
prices were to be maximum charges
throughout the wheat counties, the
schedule is not to interfere with con
tracts which farmers have already
entered into with threshing outfits. It
was agreed that if farmers could ar-
range with threshermen to do the
work at lower prices that it would be
| agreeable to all persons concerned. Lo-
1 cat conditions are to be taken into
consideration when the prices were
made. The threshing of oats is to cost
one-half the threshing of wheat under
OIL DOPE OF INTEREST
The drill passed through the Hoy
| sand at 1800 feet on the Cooper farm,
tour miles north of Marshall, the first
I of the week, says the Marshall Tri-
bune. No oil, no gas or water.
If*"' tnaliinery from the Heliel test,
. ifl'l \\t Marshall, has been moved to
pthc^Marwell Oil and Oas Co.., test, on
the southeast of 22--0-5, and will be
used in putting down a test on that
location. This test was spudded in the
forepart of this week.
Washington, I). C., Juue 19—Faced
by a virtual depletion of Class 1 men
in the draft by January 1, 1919, cong
ress may be left with the alternative
of modifying the draft law to increase
age limits or seeing deferred classfica-
tions heavily tapped early next year.
As a result the move to broaden the
lraft legislation gained headway in
congress, and the December session
is expected to see new amendments to
the law adopted.
Pending accomplishment of this leg-
islation it may be found necessary to
hold another registration of 21-year
olds in December.
Provost Marshal General Crowder
will lay before congress, probably at
this session, suggestions for legislation
widening the scope of the present-
draft law, to includo men over 31
years of age.
Following communications between
Crowder and Secretary Baker, it was
learned that Baker suggester that
Crowder explain the draft situation to
the congressional military commit-
tees and make such recommendations
as he saw fit. Crowder did this Satur-
Baker will not oppose extension of
the draft law age limits. The aew leg-
islation, which may now come up this
session as an amendment to the army
appropriation bill, is expected to in-
clude men between the ages of IK or
21 and 45 years.
In Four States—It is Grazing Land—
More to Come
: Washington, U. C., .lutie 19 Mor
than three millious acres of land wcr
1 classified under the homestead act
I during May, Secretary of ti e Interior
limine announced Monday. Of thisaud
935,000 acres are in Colorado, 370,000
in New Mexico. 475,000 in South Da
kota and 1,285,000 in Wyoming. This
makes a total of more than six million
acres that so far have been designat-
ed for entry under the act which pro-
vides for acquiring of stockraising
homesteads. Montana restored 22,000
acres and Washington restored 2,400
acres from coal.
STATE S REGISTRATION 16,315
That Number Oklahoma Young Men
Were Enrolled June 5 Under Selec-
tive Sorvice Act
All householders and property-own-
s of the Town ot' Hennessey, are
..reby ordered and requested to cut all
weeds and grass .11 their property and
and alleys and to curb of t.:< street .
It is impossible at the presort time
to secure teams for such work and ail
tents are urged to attend to this
matter in the interest of the public
iod and welfare. It is a patriotic
duty as a citizen.
J. L. MURPHY,
President of Board of Trustees
Town of Hennessey
C. A. NOTHSTEIN, Town Clerk
Washington, June 19—Nearly com-
plete reports to the provost marshall
general's office show that 744,863
young Americans who have become of
■ :e during the past year, registered
for military service on June 5. This
is 2011,721 below the estimate of the
census bureau, but sinco more than
2u0,0(i0 unregistered 21-year-olds area!
ready in the army, navy or marine
corps, the military authorities find
the result entirely satisfactory
Army and Navy estimates place the
number of 21-one year-old men enlis-
ted, at 205,588. This figure, combined
with the falling off in alien registra-
tion gives a total of 353,080, which
means that census bureau apparently
J missed the number of eligible# bv on-
! ;'lt is confidently believed that this
[ number will be made up by belated
registrations, yet to be heard from, in-
cluding among them the registrations
absentees, which is accomplished by
ti.ail." said a statement issi ed in giv-
ing out figures on the basis of reports
The registration total for Oklahoma
Gor.t Shippod to Washington Will Bo
.iold in Eaej City it P\sucd
Col. J. L. Murnhy attended a stat •
meting of auctioneers at 01 lahoma
City Thursday, and did his " hit " in
the Red Cross Tiuctiun sale. The silvery
t. ngue.l Col. Jim helped sell vi e auc-
tioneers' goat. It brought cljse to
two thousand dollars before it left
Oklahoma City, oil its way to William
(I. McAdoo, at Washington l>. C. It
will be resold in each city through
which it travels on its way to Wash-
, ington, by the local auctioneer. The
funds derived goes to the ..id Cross.
! The state auctioneers' association has
J pledged to raise $50,000 for the Red
Cross, and they will make good.
Harvesting Progressing Steadily
The harvesting is progressing stead
ilv under cloudless skies, and it the
weather continues fair, the greater
.art of the wl' at crop of th r. section
,viU he ia shock or stack next week
Threshers arc reported in action ia
the south part of Garfield county and
•onsi.leralde new wheat going on tho
uarket. The crop in this vicinity is
regarded as exceptionally good, and
lias been estimated at from 1". to 20
bushels per acre.
Trustees Mike Annual Eslimato
A meeting of the Town Board of
Trustees was ti". i *-st evening for tlo
aurpose of preparing the annual esti-
mate for the fiscal year. As drawn,
lie new estimate calls for a total or
fit,427.00, against a total of $",767.00
for last year. The board decided to do
without the services of an attorney
aid the saving will be used ii. tho
increasing salaries of other town em-
doves. The estimate must be approv-
ed by the county excise board be
'ore being submitted to the voters for
Visited the Boys at Ft. Riley
Mersrs. Harry Ehler, C. D. Johnson
and Willis Hicks returned from For'
Riley, Kans., last night, after spend-
ing a few days with the Hennessey
boys in training there. They visited
with James Blye, George Dauner,
Charles Troekmorton, Paul Miller,
Harry Nelson and many other, and
state that the boys are looking well and
doing line. They enjoyed the trip im-
mensely. They left Hennessey ia the
Khler car Sunday morning.
Don t Worry
Your Peace of mind de-
pends upon your free-
dom from worry.
An account with a
good strong bank such
as this one gives you a
feeling of assurance that
will drive worry away.
You should open an
account with us.
J. J. JORDAN PASSED
AWAY SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Illness Dated from Injuries Received
Many Weeks Ago—Was Kicked
In tlie Face By Horse
J. J. Jordan, well known farmer,
passed away Sunday afternoon at 3:00
o'clock at his home southwest of
Hennessey, after an illness of many
weeks, tho result of being kicked in
the face by a horse. Except to his im-
mediate family and close friends, who
realized the seriousness of his condi
tions, the end was unexepected and
proved a shock to his many friends.
Funeral services were held from the
Christian church in Hennessey, Mon-
day afternoon at 3:00 o'clock, Rev.
Marshall, tho pastor, officiating. In-
terment was made in the Hennessey
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in a if,*
Will Launch Fourth Loan in October
Washington, June 17.—The Govern-
ment is preparing to launch the fourth
liberty loan in October, approximately
a $0,000,000,00 issue, the largest of
any nation during tho war to date, at
an interest rate of 41-4 per cent.
Secretary M. A.loo informed bankers
they wiil be expected during the next
four months to asunie $4,000,000,000 in
treasury certificates and $2,000,000,-
000 additional will be offered to the
Plans tor the next grent loan am
rapidly being formulated. Posters,
buttons and valuable war trophies to
assist in arousing enthusiasm already
have been tentatively selected.
,1. J. Jordan was born in Cincinati,
Ohio, June 30, 1852. He was married
in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1S79, to Mar
garct A. Wade. To them were born
eight children, May, Will and ITattie,
now deceased, and Herbert. Robert
and Harvey, Mrs. Maudo Ditmars and
Mrs. Effie Stroup. He moved to Hen-
nessey wdth his family in 1901. and
for a time conducted what, was known
as the Jordan Hotel, on South Main
street. He Inter moved to his farm,
southwest of town, residing there con-
tinuously until his death.
He was an upright citiz.en and
a good neighbor, an indulgent husband
and parent aud a dependable friend.
His family have the sympathy of the
Report of the Condition of
The Hennessey State Bank
At the Close of Business May 10, 1918.
Loans and Discounts
Overdrafts . . . . .
Banking; house Furniture and Fixtures
Bonds and Warrants $57,221.03
Cash and due from Banks 57,685.35
Surplus, (earned) /■
Undivided profits (earned)
The above statement is correct,
M. A. MITCHELL, Cashier.
We Invite You to do Your Banking Business
With This Bank
You Can't Lose
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