Okeene Democrat (Okeene, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 46, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 28, 1917 Page: 4 of 8
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THE OKEENE DEMOCRAT
WAY OF DRAFT EXEMPTION NO EASY WAY
Provost Marshal General Makes Public Steps to Be Taken by All
Registered Men—Claims for Exemption Must Be Made
Washington.—Persons subject to ex-
emption, either because of physical
dlsublllty or Included In the president’s
proclamation of those who are auto-
matically to he released from the draft,
must themselves establish their claims.
Some line distinctions, too, are drawn
In setting forth a valid claim.
The rules given out by the war de-
1. LOCAL BOARDS—In every coun-
ty In the United States and for every
city of over 30,000 there are one or
more local exemption boards. Each of
such boards Is In charge of the regis-
tration cards of persons registered In
the area, over which the board has
jurisdiction, nnd has Jurisdiction of all
claims for exemption, except those
based on Industrial grounds. FIN'D
OUT WHAT BOARD HAS YOUR
CARD AND WHERE THE OFFICE
OF THAT BOARD IS.
2. DISTRICT BOARDS—In every
federal Judicial district there are one
or more district boards, having appel-
late Jurisdiction over u number of
local bonrds and having original Juris-
diction of claims for exemption on In-
dustrial grounds. IF YOU INTEND
TO MAKE A CLAIM ON INDUS-
TRIAL GROUNDS. INCLUDING AG-
RICULTURE, LEARN WHAT DIS-
TRICT BOARD TO APPLY TO.
Meaning of Numbers.
3. RED INK SERIAL NUMBERS—
Every hoard has numbered the cards
In Its Jurisdiction with red Ink In a
series running from 1 to the number
representing the total number of
cards In its Jurisdiction. Lists show-
ing the names of persons In the juris-
diction of each board and the red Ink
number of each are open to Inspection
at the otlicp of each hoard. INSPECT
THE LIST AND INFORM YOUR-
SELF OF YOUR RED INK SERIAL
4. ORDER OF LIABILITY—These
red Ink numbers are to be drawn by
lot to determine the order In which
registered persons are to he called by
the various local hoards. As soon as
the drawing Is complete lists showing
the order in which these red Ink num-
bers are drawn will he published In
the press, and will he posted at the
office of each local hoard. GO TO
YOUR LOCAL BOARD AND FIND
OUT THE ORDER IN WHICH YOU
STAND FOR CALL.
5. As soon ns quotas are assigned to
each state and each board, each board
will call upon persons whose cards
are in Its jurisdiction Instructing them
to present themselves for examination.
This call will be posted at the office
of the local board and the papers will
be requested to print It. A notice will
also be mnlled to you, but the posting
of the list at the office of the board
will be deemed sufficient notice to
charge you with the duty of present-
ing yourself. The law therefore makes
tt your duty to Inform yourself when
you are called.
6. Physical examination—you must
report for physical examination on
the day named In your call.
If you are found physically disquali-
fied the board will give you a certifi-
cate which will explain to you what
your further duties are.
If you are found physically qualified
and file a claim for exemption within
seven days after your call you will be
given ten days after filing your claim
of exemption to file proof In support
of your claim of exemption. See
Watch for Your Name.
If you are found physically quali-
fied and file no clnlm for exemption,
or If you do not appear for physical
examination, your name will be posted
to the district hoard as one who was
called for military service and was
not exempted or discharged. On the
eighth day after call, or within two
days thereafter, copies of the list of
persons so posted to the district boards
will be given to the press with a re-
quest for publication, will be posted
In a plnce at the otflee of the local
board accessible to the public view,
and notice will be mailed to you at
the address on your registration card.
THEREFORE WATCH THE NO-
TICES POSTED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE BOARD ABOUT TEN DAYS AF-
TER THE DAY YOU WERE CALLED
AND MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR
THE PROMPT RECEIPT OF MAIL.
7. EXEMPTION OR DISCHARGE.
—No claim or discharge on uccount of
the Industry In which you are engaged
can be decided by a local board. (See
Par. XV. below.)
WHETHER YOU FILE A CLAIM
OF EXEMPTION OR Nt>T. YOU
MUST PRESENT YOURSELF FOR
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION ON THE
DAY NAMED IN T1IE NOTICE.
From the day notice that you are
called Is mailed and posted you have
seven days in which you may file a
claim of exemption or discharge. The
form for tiling this claim Is simple. If
you wish to tile such a claim—
(ro to tin* hoard and get Form 110
/or exemption or Form 121 for dis-
charge. If the board has not the print-
ed forms ask to consult the form
pamphlet and copy the form shown
Fill out the proper form and file It
with the board.
Do this within seven days of the
posting and mailing of notice to you
to present yourself.
The following are the only grounds
Tlin 1 you are an officer, legislative,
executive or Judicial of the United
Staten, a atate or territory, or the Dis-
trict of Columbia.
That you are a regular or duly or-
dained minister of religion.
That you were on May 18, 1917, a
student preparing for the ministry In
any recognized theological or divinity
That you are In the military or naval
service of the United Staten.
That you are a subject of Germany,
whether you have taken out papers or
That you are a resident alien who
has not taken out first papers.
In addition to claims for exemption
claims for discharge may be made on
any of the following grounds, which
are the only grounds for discharge by
a local board:
That you are a county or municipal
That you are a custom-house clerk.
That you are employed by the United
Staten Id the transmission of mails.
That you are an artificer or work-
man employed In an armory, arsenal or
navy yard of the United States.
That you are employed In the service
of the United States (under certain
’conditions). See paragraph (e) of sec-
tion 20, Regulations.
That you are a licensed pilot regu-
larly employed In the pursuit of your
Thut you are a mariner actually em-
ployed In the sen service of any citizen
or merchant within the United States.
That you ure a married man with a
wife or child dependent on you for sup-
That you have aged or Infirm parents
dependent up^t your labor for support.
That you have a widowed mother de-
pendent on your labor for support.
That you are the father of a mother-
less child under sixteen dependent upon
your labor for support.
That you nre a brother of an orphan
child or children under sixteen depen-
dent on your labor for support.
That you are a member of any well-
recognlsed religious sect or organisa-
tion organized and existent May 17,
1917, nnd whose then existing creed or
principles forbade Its members to par-
ticipate In war Id uny form and whose
religious convictions urc against war
or participation therein In accordiMpee
with the creed or principles of said reli-
Theae are the only grounds for ex-
emption or discharge by a local board.
Another person can file a claim In
your behalf, but munt use different
forma In filing the claim.
8. Proof of claims—Your claim of
exemption or discharge must be filed
within seven days of the day on which
notice to you that you are called was
posted and mailed. But after you
have filed your claim for exemption or
discharge you have ten days within
which to file proof.
The method of proving claims Is
very simple, but It Is rather exuct. If
you follow the rules given below you
will have done what Is required of
(a) Go to the local board and con-
sult the regulations to find out the
form number of the affidavits that you
must submit for your particular claim.
(b) Ask the board for the blank af-
fidavits that are necessary In present-
ing your proof; If the board has not
the forms, ask to consult the pamphlet
(c) Have the affidavits properly ac-
complished and return them to the
board within the time limit assigned
you—ten days from the filing of your
(a) You must submit your proof In
the prescribed form ami the hoard has
no authority to exempt or discharge
you unless you submit all the affi-
davits required by regulations.
(b) There will be no argument be-
fore the board and no proof other than
the prescribed affidavits, unless the
board calls for other proof, which it
will do In only a limited number of
9. WHEN CLAIMS ARE DECIDED
—Every claim for discharge or exemp-
tion will be decided by the local board
within three days after your affidavits
have been filed.
10. CERTIFICATES OF EXEMP-
TION OR DISCHARGE!—If your claim
Is allowed, a certificate of exemption
or discharge will be Issued to you.
(a) This certificate may be recalled
at any time.
(b) If It la temporary or conditional
It becomes of no effect when the time
or the condition named Is fulfilled.
(c) You have been drawn for mili-
tary service and when the condition
that has postponed your posting to the
colors ceases you may be recalled at
(d) Remember that your case may
1 still he appealed to the district board
by the government and on this ap-
peal your certificate may he with-
drawn at once. When so withdrawn 1
j you stand precisely as though you had >
CALOMEL WHEN BUOUS? NO! STOP!
ACTS LIKE DYNAMITE ON LHIER
I Guarantee "Dodson’s Liver Tone” Will Give You the Best Liver
and Bowel Cleansing You Ever Had—Doesn’t Make You Siokl
been selected for military umce by
the local board.
11. ADVERSE DECISIONS ON
CLAIM—If your claln^ la disallowed
by the local board your name will be
certified and sent by the local board
to the district board as one who has
been called for military service and
not exempted or discharged. Within
two days thereafter, if practicable, a
list of those so certified to the district
board will be given to the press with a
request for publication, will be posted
In the offices of the local board ac-
cessible to the public view, and notice
will he mailed to the address on the
Therefore, If you have filed a claim
for exemption and proof in support
thereof watch the notices In the office
of the local board, beginning about
five days after you ha^e filed your
proof, to see what disposition wai
made of your case and make arrange-
ments for the prompt receipt of mall.
Carrying Up Appeals.
12. HOW TO CLAIM APPEALS TO-
DISTRICT BOARDS—Claims of ap-
peal may be made by a person within
ten days after the day when notice has
been posted and mailed that such per-
son’s name has been certified to the
district board as one who has been
Stop using calomel! It makes you
sick. Don’t lose a day’s work. If you
feel lazy, sluggish, bilious or consti-
pated, listen to me!
Calomel Is mercury or quicksilver
which causes necrosis of the bones.
Calomel, when it comes into contact
with sour bile, crashes into it, breaking
it up. This is when you feel that aw-
ful nausea and cramping. If you feel
“all knocked out," if 7our liver is tor-
pid and bowels constipated or you
have headache, dizziness, coated
tongue, if breath is bad or stomach
sour just try a spoonful of harmless
Dodson’s Liver Tone.
Here’s my guarantee—Go to any
drug store or dealer and get a 50-cent
bottle of Dodson’s Liver Tone. Take a
spoonful and if it doesn't straighten
you right up and make you feel fine
and vigorous I want you to go back to
the store and get your money. Dod-
son’s Liver Tone is destroying the
sale of calomel because It is real liver
medicine; entirely vegetable, therefore
it cannot salivate or make you sick.
I guarantee that one spoonful of
Dodson’s Liver Tone will put your
sluggish liver to work and clean your
bowels of that sour bile and consti-
pated waste which is clogging your
system and making you feel miserable.
I guarantee that a bottle of Dodson’s
Liver Tone will keep your entire fam-
ily feeling fine for months. Give It to
your children. It Is harmless; doesn’t
gripe and they like Its pleasant taste.
called for service and not exempted or
Therefore if you desire to appeal—
(a) Go to the local board and get
j>r copy form 153 or 154 for filing your
claim of appeal.
(b) Get or copy also form 151 or 152
for notifying the district board of ap-
(c) File your claim of appeal (153 or
154) with the local board.
(d) Send your notice of appeal
(form 151 or 152) to the district board.
(e) Do this within ten days from
the day when notice that your name
was certified to the district board was
posted and mailed.
(a) You can only appeal the final
order of the hoard exempting or dis-
charging or refusing to exempt or dis-
charge you. You cannot appeal other
orders or actions of the local board.
13. PROVING YOUR APPEAL—You
have five days after the district board
receives your notice that you have
filed a claim of appeal In wThich to file
evidence additional to that filed by
you In the local board, but all such
evidence must consist of affidavits.
Reception of Decisions.
14. DECISIONS ON APPEAL—The
decision on your appeal must be made
within five days of the closing of proof,
and you will be notified by mnll of the
action of the board on your appeal.
15. CLAIMS FOR DISCHARGE ON
INDUSTRIAL GROUNDS—Only the
district board can receive claims for
discharge on the ground that they are
engaged In Industry, Including agricul-
ture, found to be necessary to the
maintenance of the military establish-
ment, the effective operation of the
military forces, or the maintenance of
national Interest during the emer-
If you desire to file such a claim:
(a) Get a copy at the local or dl*
trlct board of form 181 or 161a.
(b) Fill the form out properly.
(c) File It with the district board
within five days after the mailing and
posting of notice that your name has
been certified frpm the locql boi(r<J to
the district board. See section 44, reg-
16. PROOF IN SUPPORT OF IN-
DUSTRIAL CLAIM—Only affidavits
can be used In filing proof before the
industrial board of a claim for exemp-
tion on Industrial grounds. All such
affidavits must be filed within five days
after the filing of the claim.
17. DECISIONS ON INDUSTRIAL
CLAIM—Within five days after the
closing of proof In any industrial claim
the district board must decide the
If the decision of the district board
Is in favor of the claim the board will
Issue a certlficatf.<df discharge. If the
decision is against the claim Oie dis-
trict boards will so notify you.
18. APPEALS TO THE PRESI-
DENT—Only decisions of district
boards on Industrial claims for dis-
charge can be appealed.
If you desire to appeal the decision
of the district boards to the president,
you may do so within seven days of
the date of mailing to you of the de-
cision of the district board. To per-
fect your appeal:
(a) Get or copy from the district or
local board Form 163.
(b) Fill out the form and file It with
the district board.
(c) Do this within seven days after
the mailing of notice to you of the de-
cision of the district board In your
19. HOW YOU WILL BE NOTI-
FIED—As soon as your case Is finally
disposed of. the adjutant general of
your state will notify you by mall
that you have been selected for mili-
Your local boards will pcAt a list
of all persons selected for military
sendee In a place at the office of the
local boards accessible to public view.
Mstlrr that you have kc«z •elected
for ml Illary wnlrr will not nceeaaartly
order yon Into aervtee.
Tk« notice to r-fort for military sorr-
ier will mat wkra the (otrrantit It
ready to receive yam
Sold for 47 years. For
Milaria, ChiDs & Fe?er.
Also a Fine General
00c and $1.00 at all
POISON GAS FOR HIGHWAYMEN
IDEA JUST SUITED DR. HALE
Army Man Invents Device Designed
to Prevent Robbers From Enter-
ing Railway Car.
Famous Minister Declares That He
Had Always Wanted His Church
Called “The Exeter Club.”
It would be a sad gang of robbers The sexton of Edward Everett Hale’s
who tried to break into the railway church suffered from that convenient
car invented by George W. Meyers of
the United States army and described
j in the Popular Science Monthly. They
would be greeted with clouds of poi-
sonous gas fumes.
Meyers’ robber-proof car works with
extreme simplicity. Two tanks, In
which fumes of cyanide of potassium
are stored, under pressure, are fitted
Inside the car at each end. These are
connected with a perforated pipe which
extends all around the door of the
car, just In back of the outer frame-
work. Should the train be held up,
the locomotive engineer would tele-
phone the guards within the car, who
would immediately open the valves
of the tank. The fumes would stream
out through the pipe perforations and
Into the robbers’ faces. The door be-
ing gas-tight, the deadly gas could not
penetrate into the car.
Glrlt! Make beauty lotion at
home for a faw canta. Try 111
Sqdeeze the juice of two lemons Into
a bottle containing three ounces of
orchard white, shake well, and you
have a quarter pint of the best freckle
and tan lotion, and complexion beau-
tifler, at very, very small cost.
Your, grocer has the.lemons and any
drug store or toilet counter will supply
three ounces of orchard white for a
few cents. Massage this sweetly fra-
grant lotion into the face, neck, arms
and hands each day and see how
freckles and blemishes disappear and
how clear, soft and white the skin be-
comes. Yes! It Is harmless. Adv.
A parson noted for his absent-mind-
edness had a habit of forgetting some-
thing he Intended to say In the pulpit.
Then, after sitting down, he would rise
up again nnd begin his supplementary
remarks with, “By the way.”
Recently he finished his prayer, hes-
itated, forgot what he was about, and
sat down abruptly without closing. Ii
a moment, however, he rose, pointed
his finger at his amazed congregation,
“Oh. by the way. ‘Amen.’ ”—Harper’s
WOMAN’S CROWNING GLORY
Is her hair. If yours Is streaked with
ugly, grizzly, gray hairs, use “La Cre-
ole” Hair Dressing and change It in
the natural way. Price $1.00.—Adv.
Funny Big Boy Scouts.
Two Ohio members of the officers’
reserve corps at Fort Benjamin Har-
rison were walking along East Tenth
street, near the technical high school
campus, two weeks ago. They passed
a group of small boys, who gazed, so
the men thought. In tremendous admi-
ration and awe. Just as the near-
offlrers-maybe puffed out their chests
In Just pride, one of the young irre-
“Oh, Jimmy, look at the funny big
Boy Scouts.”—Indianapolis News.
Next to the person who furnishes
him with spending money, a boy loves
bis mother host.
form of deafness that prevented a
man from hearing what he does not
wish to hear and enables him to hear
what he does wish to hear. Occa-
sionally, when sweeping the sidewalk
In front of the church, some stranger
would ask him for Information, and
his usual answer was a wave of the
hand. “I’m totally deaf, totally deaf.
You will have to ask someone in the
It often happened that Doctor Hale,
in the midst of a busy day, would find
the luncheon hour at hand and an
Important appointment still unmet.
It was his custom to Invite his caller
Into his study, and ask the janltress
to make an oyster stew. The sexton
resented Doctor Hale’s Informality.
The time came for a new sign to be
placed on the front of the church, and
Doctor Hale and the assistant pastor
were standing In the vestry aisle dis-
cussing just what the wording of It
should be. To their surprise the con-
versation was suddenly interrupted by
the deaf sexton who stood far enough
away to make doubtful the ability of
a normal person’s overhearing what
had been said. “I’ll tell you what to
put on that sign!’’ he exclaimed.
“ ‘Come In 1 Everybody welcome!
Meals served at all hours of the day
and night 1’”
“All right,” said Doctor Hale quick-
ly. “That’s what we will do. I’ve al-
ways wanted to call the church ‘The
Exeter Club 1’ ”—Youth’s Companion.
Poultry Flocks Smaller.
Reports recently gathered concern-
ing 5,298 docks of poultry on farms
and In small towns In all parts of the
country show that the averagejiumber
of hens per flock this year Is 107, as
compared with 146 In 1914. This In-
formation, which was obtained by an
incubator manufacturer In the middle
West, Indicates that shortage of sup-
ply has been an important factor In
producing present high prices for poul-
try and eggs. It appears that a very
considerable number of poultry raisers
have sacrificed many of their hens for
the sake of immediate profits—a policy
the effects of which are now being felt
by the entire country.—Popular Me-
New Method of Waterproofing.
A French scientist has recently rec-
ommended a comparatively simple for-
mula for waterproofing shoes and
clothing. It is a solution of paraffin
and gasoline, the proportion being ap-
proximately one avoirdupois ounce of
paraffin to one quart of gasoline. For
shoes It can be applied warm, with a
brush, while clothes can be dipped into
it cold. The solution tends to preserve
the softness and color of the material.
Uniforms can be treated with it with-
out removing the buttons or insignia.
Cool Food onjflk
a Hot Day
. for lunch!
THE NEW CORN FLAKES
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