The Journal (Geary, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 22, 1917 Page: 2 of 10
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THE JOURNAL. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1917
A NEWSPAPER OF THE BETTER SORT
Entered June 13th, 1903, at Geary. Oklahoma, as second class mail matter
Under the act of Congress of March, 1897.
ISSUED EVERY THURSDAY—ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
I IC.WK !ti:\SO\ -----------------. _ Managing Editor
ROT NDVION -----------------------------------------OHy Mto
As time and the war goes on
we are losing faith in these
“200-year-old Prophets” and
hen eg# prophecies and the like
dealing with when the war will
Somebody recently estab-
lished a new paper over in the
eastern part of the state. The
gentleman certainly has his
nerve along—to undertake to
establish and build up a new
business these good days.
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when we figure up what our
promoting some particular line
of war work, but, believe us,
normal conditions here are go-
ing to make the thing a lot eas-
ier than abnormal conditions
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Every time the government
pulls off another liberty loan,
or the Red Cross raises another
million, or the Y. M. C. A.
makes a substantial raise or an-
other million or so sign the food
pledges we get a nice stereotype
letter from headquarters
thanking us and telling of the
actual print paper bill is every wonderful work the newspa
month we are glad our circu- pers have done in making the
lation don’t run up to the 4,000 j success of whatever the partic-
or 5,000 mark. If it did we’d ular movement may be possible,
trade our plant for the paper to and generously giving the news-
print one last issue and go papers all the credit. We think
down with colors flying. We there is a nation-wide conspir-
could either do that or cut out acy to kid the newspapers into
the last issue, whichever we advertising everything under
1 iked. the sun gratis. Ah, well, if
they will just figure out a plan
The reason why farm mach- whereby the papers can pass
nery, oftimes a drug on the the kidding process along and
market at public sales, is sell- exchange a few yards of flat-
ing for such high prices at sales ! tery for groceries and shoes,
these days is because many far- we wont kick—in fact we’ll sign
mers recognize the fact that a lifetime contract.
they can oftimes save a good
bit of money on some needed
implement by buying a used
tool and putting a few new re-
pairs on it.
The state has sued a thou-
sand cotton firms, claiming the
said firms have been holding
out on cotton prices to the far-
mers. Maybe so, but we have
been laboring under the delu-
sion that the cotton farmer had
1 here seems to be a good deal
of misunderstanding among the
public about the “next draft.”
As a matter of fact there will
be no next draft, in the sense
the term has heretofore been
used. Question blanks, called
“questionaires,” will soon be
sent to all registered men and
from the returns on these ques-
tionaires the entire registered
strength of the Nation will be
cleaned up in rather fine shape divided into five classes, start-
t his year. We know one far- j ing presumably with the single
mer who will have realized j men without dependents who
near $3,000 off about GO acres— will undoubtedly compose the
gross, of course—and if it’s true | first class. Then the men will
that the buyers held out on him,
he could well have retired if
he’d got it all.
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1 he people of this country
be called by classes—that is, all
of the men assigned to the first
class will be called before any
men in the second class are
called and so on, without re-
who have been hoping against Raid to the “draft numbers
hope that Russia would succeed
in bringing order out of chaos
and once more become a factor
in the war on the side of the
Allies, may as well reconcile
themselves to the fact that the
most we can expect of Russia
is that they will not actually
join with Germany against the
serial numbers” which govern-
ed the first draft. The num-
bers are of no consequence in
the new scheme. It is under-
stood the questionaires will be
sent out in December to all reg-
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Secretary of State Lyon has
Alhes-which means that all a plan for a constitutional
the German armies formerly re-, amendment whereby members
quired on the eastern front are 1 of the Oklahoma ‘legislature
now released for service else-j would receive $10 per day for
w icre and this simply means | their services for 90 days and
a new ease of life for Germany $2 per day for so long as the
and a longer war.
IT IT IT
Let’s don’t lose sight of the
fact that the only way we can
session lasted after 90 days.
The present wage of the solons
is $6 per day for 60 days and $2
per day thereafter. The Secre-
keep things moving at home and tary of State urges that the
continue to bear the burdens of
caring for our boys overseas is
by hustling and carrying on
business as usual. We must
buy, sell and exchange and keep
the marts of trade open. Oth-
erwise, eventually, business j legislature at a time when the
firms will begin to collapse and ; country can least afford it.
the burden of war will soon be- There is room for alteration
tor the better under the present
amendment if voted would
make for efficiency in the legis-
lature, and we have no doubt
that it would, but it would also
mean a doubling up of the ex-
penses of each session of the
come a very real burden, where
as now it is a very light burden. ;
There are those who are over-
looking the importance of
maintaining normal conditions
at home in the enthusiasm of
arrangement, of course, and we
believe that the present rate of
Pay scarcely pays the bare ex-
penses of the average member
of the legislature, but lets bring
more efficiency into the legisla
ture without increasing the ex
pense. One good way would be
to cut’ down the membership
about 50 per cent. Our legisla-
tive system is obsolete ami too
unwieldy to ever be very effic-
ient—and the remedy does not
lie in increasing salaries.
For Infants and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
GLYCERINE AND BARK
THE HANDY MAN
The simple mixture of buckthorn
bark, glycerine, etc., known as Adler-
i-ka, astonishes Geary people. Be-
cause Adleri-ka acts on BOTH low*'
er irad upper bowel, ONE SPOON- !
FUL relieves almost ANY CASK
constipation, sour stomach or gas.
It removes such surprising foul mat-
ter that a few doses often relieve
or prevent appendicitis. A short
treatment helps chronic stomach
trouble. The INSTANT easy action
of Adler-l ka is astonishing. Rogers
Drug Store. o-l.
The Handy Man bus got himself into
a Fine Fix. When first married, he
started out to Show The Wife what a
Slicker he was around the House, and
now he Is Elected t« Everything, from
swabbing the Dishes to putting out the
Wash. His Specialty is giving Advice
to young Bachelors.
WE DELIVER THE GOODS
Yes, in more ways than one;
PRICE QUALITY, COURTE-
OUS TREATMENT, SERVICE
FAIR DEALING and ATTEN-
LET US DELIVER YOUR
We will pay 20c for No. 1 Turkeys
The Wichita &
Heating and Cook
It looks like we are going to have a little moisture—and if we do
then it will get COLD and you will want that Heating Stove__and
we want you to know that we have them from $2.50 to $38.00.
COOK STOVES — We have a complete stock and
our PRICES are as good as any you will find in town
TURKEY ROASTERS—Roasters at a price that no
house can compete with. Look at our windows and
be convinced that we mean what we say. See them.
COFFEE PERCOLATORS—Our stock is well assort-
ed and you will find just what you want here in Per-
colators, Roasters and Silverware for your Thanks-
giving dinner. Let us show you these timely items.
SEE US for anything you need in HARDWARE OR IMPLE-
MENTS. If we should happen not to have what you want we will
get it for you just as quickly as it can be obtained from market.
Yours For Service
Marriott-Griffin Hdw. Co.
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Benson, Frank. The Journal (Geary, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 22, 1917, newspaper, November 22, 1917; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1075651/m1/2/: accessed November 15, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.