Okeene Democrat (Okeene, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, October 26, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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OKEENE, BLAINE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER. 26 1917
Can Be Fixed?
A True Story
A young Kansas college grad-
There has been much discussion uate had just paid up his college
about what prices the Food Ad- debts by teaching and had secured
ministration can fix. Prices have
been fixed on coal and wheat by
authority conferred by the Food
Control legislation. Prices have
also been fixed on iron and its
products but not under the Food
Control law. This is done by
agreement with the Iron and steel
the principalship of a good high
school at $110 a month when the
war crisis came on.
His number was away down
near the end of the draft list’ and
so he inlisted as a private in the
army, where the treatment is less
tender than in any branch of the
industries and is voluntary on tiieir service, and for a month or two
The Food Control legislation
confers power on the president
to fix prices on coal and if neces-
sary to buy and sell it. It also
confers authority to buy and sell,
and therefore to fix prices on,
wheat, flour, meal, beans and
potatoes. These are only articles
over which the president is given
the price fixing power.
The president is given power to
license any business of the country
where the business transacted an-
nually exceeds $100,000. The
power under such license is con-
ferred to regulate profits in any
line of business but not to fix
prices. Authority is given over
fertilizer and agricultural imple-
ments under tlie license provision
but the power to fix the price is
not conferred-only the power to
The question is often raised in
regard to the price of live stock,
m ats, corn etc. The Food Ad-
n istration acting for the presi-
dent can not under the present
law fix prices on these things be-
cause the authority to do that is
not conferred. What t h e next
Co lgressmignt do in that line is
n " known, but until Congress
d > *s act no one has the power to
fix prices on any commodity ex-
c pt as stated above.
t'ne regulation of profits, which
may bo done now in any line of
business’ Is an entirely different
tiling from the fixing of positive
prices. 11 will eliminate specu-
lation but it will not prevent high
priees if they are due to cause
other than speculation.
Subscribe for the Democrat.
he has been undergoing that heart-
breaking grilling and grinding
work which only a buck private
in the regulars know.
Utterly without resources, he
became pretty hard up before the
laggard pay check arrived, and
was forced to borrow money
even to buy stamps so he could
write his parents.
Finally just the other day he got
his first check of $30. The first
thing he did was to subscribe for
a $100 Victory Bond and pay $10
down, the rest to be paid in month-
There’s the story.
He threw up the nice $110 job
and took the hard dirty one at
$30, offered his life voluntarily
for his country, and then subscribe
for a war loan bond at his first
Have you done one-tenth, one
hundreth, one-thousand or even
one-millionth a s much as this
young man has done?—Whichita
The people of eighteen nations
are now lined up, determined to
crush the Prussian military ma-
chine together with the idea of
of ruthless conquest it represents.
They are Serbia, Russia, France
Creat Britain, Montenegro, Japan
Belgium* Itly. San Marino, Port-
ugal, Roumania, Greece. Cuba,
Panama, Siam, Liberia, China and
the United States.
For fine furniture go to Krohn’s
Mean to You?
Just a place where you can leave
your money for protection? This pro-
tection is important but an account at
a home bank affords many other ad-
vantages to ambitious men or women.
Come in and let us explain the spec-
ial advantages that The Citizens
State Bank offers you.
THE CITIZENS STATE BANK
H. CLAY WILMS. President R C. BISH. Cashier
O. G. OR A Al. MAN. \Vf-Prv-. E. B. GRENNELL, Asst Cashier
We advise patronizing
your home merchant
Where it is possible
But we know it is impossible for the merchant to carry the
large stocks that the trade requires these days from which
to make your selection. Therefore we announce to you that
when coming to Enid, we would be glad to have you make
this store your headqnarters where you will find on display
The largest and best selected stock of
Men’s and Women’s Wearing Apparel
In Northern Oklahoma. Our motto is QUALITY.
You will find the prices moderate
We Pa Railroad Fares
Outfitters to Men and Women
T. S. WALLER Prop.
Short Orders at all
A Clean Place to
The best is none
too good for our
Uouiiiy Fair Begins Oct. 3j
The Garfield County free fair,
farmer’s short course and fall
festivals, to be held in Enid, Oct-
ober 30. 31, November 1 and 2,
promises to be the most inter-
esting tvent of its kind ever held
in Enid. This is evidenced
through the active fair premium
list issued the latter part of last
Word received through the
Garfield county breeders’ associ-
ation is to the effect that there
| will be a most interesting exhibit
' of horses, cattle, sheep and other
■ live stock. This dislpay will be
represented o f Garfield county
School will drill for the benefit of
the fair visitors.
Wednesday will be farmers, day,
Thursday rural school day and
Friday will be high school day.
Inteaesting and instructive pro-
grams have been arranged for
each of these days.—The Lahortia
Food Will Win The War.
Some of the greatest critics of
Europe have contended for two
years that famine, not fighting will
decide the war. Herbert Hoover,
commander-in-chief of America’s
food army, has issued the follow-
ing instructions to his soldiers-
|and one in which every resident. Buy less; cook no more than
of the county will be proud to necessary; serve smaller portions.
Use local and seasonable sup-
Patronize local producers and
lessen the need, and the cost of
Preach and pratice the ‘‘Gospel
The farmers’ short course is an-
other valuable feature o f this
year’s fair. Standardization of
crops and the increase produc-
tion so necessary and important
in this critical period of the world's J 0f the Clean Plate,
history. To hear experts on the Don’t strave yourself, of course
production of crops raised in Gar* And don’t limit the plain food of
field county, experts on the rais- growing children,
ing and care of live stock, besides Watch lout for waste in jour
Quite a number of Okeene peo- lectures on many different phases community. Don’t eat between
pie went to Enid Saturday to see; of agriculture in this section of meals.
Ringling Bros. Circus. All report the country is promised by the Eat Plenty, But Wisely, and
a jolly good time. free fair management' Without Waste.
- There will be four duvs, each
5 C. Anderson accompanied byionewillbe filled with something
his two dauahters Mrs. Pete John- interesting. The first day will r' ,aun^ -°ur Ml”s ‘,l 'im 1
son and Mrs, Clyde Spellman be devoted to patriotic speeches, at the Krohn Furniture St«*re.
motored to Fay Oklahoma Sun-‘ and demonstration. Tne program
day, returning Manday noon. of the day will be under the direc-j T. S. Waller and wife, movec
- tion of the county council of de- Monday''of this'week' to the re
Ben Adams made a business fense and the Red Cross. The dence recently? vaccated b'
. trip to EniJ Saturday. cadet regiment of the Enid High
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Okeene Democrat (Okeene, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, October 26, 1917, newspaper, October 26, 1917; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1075363/m1/1/: accessed May 25, 2022), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.