The Davenport New Era (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 3, 1917 Page: 1 of 6
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avenport New Era
"Ye Little Olc Home Paper"
DAVENPORT, LINCOLN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY 3, 1917
DAVENPORT TO SHOW ITS PATRIOTISM
As there are several men here who have seen service in the 1
militia anil regular army, the citizens of this vicinity have decided to
show their patriotism in a manner that is worth while. They have |
agreed to form an organization similar to a company, to be divided
into squads that will be drilled by men who have seen service, in the
regulation military manner. Thus will they become acquainted
with the orders and commands, the drills and manual of arms; if it
should become necescary for the Government to call on them for
actual service, the will have enough training to be of substantial
Below we give a list of the men who have signed up to date.
The only requirement necessary to join this organization is a desire
to learn some of the military training. This does not obligate the
men to take Federal service. The headquarters have been estab-
lished at the bandstand and the first meeting was held Tuesday
evening from 7 until 8 o'clock. Meetings to be held every night
except Sunday. First call at 6:45.
Drill Masters: Sam Grigsby, Plato Kimball, Roy Harrison
M. F. Jewett
C. Eldon Hall
Claude G. Adams
T. 0. Gray
E. B. Moore, jr.
Ed C. Robertson
F. A. Messersmith
U. E. Nickell
N. P. Myers
W. P. WoodruQ'
J. H. Everett
J. M. Kimball
John W. Landis
W. Ray Rounsavell
J. E. Wright
C. W. Sawyer
B. F. Grigsby
Wm. T. Irvin
W. A. Chastain
SIMPLE FLY EXTINGUISHERS
Any odor pleasing to man is
offensive to the fly and vice versa,
and will drive them away.
Take five cents' worth of oil of
lavender, mix it with the same
quantity of water, put it in a
common glass atomizer and spray
it around the rooms where flies
are. In the diuiiig room spray it
lavishly even on the table linen.
The odor is very disagreeable to
flies but refreshing to most peo-
Geranium, mignonette, helio-
trope and white clover are of-
fensive to flies. They especially
dislike the odor of honeysuckle
and hop blossoms.
According to a French scientist
flies have intense hatred for the
color blue. Rooms decorated in
blue will help to keep out the
Mix together one tablespoonful
of cream, one of ground black
pepper and one of brown sugar.
This mixture is poisonous to flies.
Put in a saucer, darken the room
except one window and in that
To clear the house of flies, burn
pyrethrum powder. This stupe-
fies the (lies, but they must be
SWEPT UP and BURNED.
COMING TO KENDRICK MAY 4
On Friday, May 4th, the Camp-
bell Circus in all its glory and
triumph will be at Kendrick,
opening the day with a marvelous i
free street parade. You are res-!
pectfully invited to attend. Never
before has such a circus appeared
in this small a town bi't could
not play aii the small towns al-
though we know they are all
worthy of any amusement and
enterprise. So we respectfully
ask your attendance and see one
of the best and cleanest perform-
ances ever exhibited in the history
of this country. We want to
meet you and get acquainted and
in order to do so we are reduc-
ing our prices fron 25 and 50c to
25 and 35c this day and date only
—Kendrick, Friday, May 4th.
Last night, as I lay a-sleeping,
A wonderful dream came to me.
I saw Uncle Sammy a-weeping
For his children from over the sea;
They had come to him, friendless and starving,
When from tyrant's oppression they fled,
But now they abuse and revile him,
Till at last in just anger he said:
"If you don't like your Uncle Sammy,
Then go back to your home o'er the sea,
To the land from where you came,
Whatever be its name,
But don't be ungrateful to me!
If you don't like the Stores in Old Glory,
If you don't like the Red, White and Blue,
Then don't act like the cur in the story,
Don't bite the hand that's feeding you!"
^ou recall the day you landed,
How I welcomed you to my shore?
When you came here empty handed,
BHH And allegiance forever you swore?
ISm I gathered you close to mv bosom,
HPS food and clothes you got both,
WmM You will remember your oath;
!Bli when in trouble, I need you—
|| "If you don't like your Uncle Sammy,
gglj Then go back to your home o'er the sea,
Jggg To the land from where you came,
jljj Whatever be its name,
But don't be ungrateful to me!
jjH If you don't like the Stars in Old Glory,
| . If you uon't Kty the Rt.-' White and Blue,
j|gj Then don't act like the cur in the story,
Bs Don t bite the hand that's feeding you!"
BAND CONCERTS MEET APPROVAL OF ALL
The idea of a band concert on the bandstand on Main Street of
avenport each Saturday afternoon seems to meet the approval of
nirt Al11*fh re.acllness with which each business man pays his
part. Also the country people enjoy the music, and we feel sure
that much larger crowds will come to Davenport from week to
week on account of the concert.
« n band boys have their fun out of it too, besides being thus
enabled to get some muchly needed new music. The boys are not
going to make anything out of it personally either, because they
intend to spend a large sum on repairs and paint for the band stand
and a large flag to decorate the pole on top.
Below we give the program for next Saturday afternoon and
ere that if you like to hear good band music, come to Davenport
each Saturday. The program starts with the popular
1. Dixie March
Trinity Cadet Corps March
Army and Navy Boys March
Reo March and Two Step
CHANDLER ROUTE SIX
j By Special Correspondent.
WE GOT OUR WIRES CROST
Last week we almost got in
bad by the statement that Miss
Sittler was going to give a "De-
clamatory Entertainment" when
we should have merely said that
she was going to give a "Recital"
in the Auditorium Saturday night
of this week. However, in spite
of our mis statement, the enter-
tainment promises to be a good
one, and as it is given in a good
cause we urge everyone to at-
tend. The orchestra will furnish
some special music. The pro-
gram is given for the benefit of
the Parent-Teacher Association
and a small admission fee will be
THIS NOTICE G:VES TEN DAYS
All persons knowing them-
selves indebted to me since before
Ian. 1, 1917, must pay up, or I
will have their names published
nd the amount they owe. 1 have
-,e same right to tell you this
ty as the County has to publish
jr delinquent taxes. Take
ruing and pay us.
W. A. Trumbo
We are having some rainy
Little Miss Gladys Conrad has
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bridge and
daughter Vernal spent Sunday at
the Rounsavell home.
Dave Diamond spent Sunday at
his home near Stone.
Mr. and Mrs. Vern Mathew
spent Sunday at the Lou Alford
Miss Delia Jones took Sunday
supper with Vernal Bridge.
Miss Conger, Mrs. Bernell and
Mr. Boggs of Chandler made
interesting talks of the Sunday
School Convention held at Enid
some time ago. The talks were
appreciated by all present.
Grandma Nutter spent Satur-
day night and Sunday at the
Mrs. Lynges made a business
trip to Oklahoma City this week.
League at Stone was well at-
tended, Miss Flossie Sutt being
Misses Debbie and Maggie Mas-
sey spent Sunday with Miss Zora
Mr. and Mrs. Doy Key spent
Sunday at the Ely Bridge home.
John Vitovec visited friends
and relatives in this community
V. K. Rounsavtll of Rome,
Kansas, is visiting at the H. G.
MALE QUARTETTE ORGANIZED
SEND IT IN EARLY NEXT WEEK
A male quartette has been or-
ganized at the Nazarene church,
consisting of Claude Adams, John
an 1 Dewey Gardner and Dave L.
t ozart. they are all good sing-
ers and are putting on some good
music in that church. Also they
have a trombone trio, consisting
of Claude and Raymond Adams
and Dewey Gardner that does
Whatever you have to go in
the New Era next week, whether
it be news or advertising, we
respectfully insist that you get it
to this office not later than noon
Tuesday, as we intend to get the
paper out a day early, in order
to attend the State Press Con-
vention al Shawnee from Thurs-
day until Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Gossett and
children of Oklahoma City spent
the latter part of last week with
his parents here.
Miss Anna Price Bland gave a
music recital by her pupils before
the mothers meeting in the Audi-
torium last Thursday afternoon
I at three thirty.
Mrs. J. M. Kimball returned
Wednesday from Cushing, where
she has spent the past week with '
her son Gale and family.
The New Era Office
when you get ready
for that next job of
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Some users of printing save pennies by getting
inferior work and lose dollars through
lack of advertising value in the
work they get. Printers
as a rule charge very reasonable
prices, for none of them get rich although
nearly all of them work hard. Get good printing.
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THE DAVENPORT NEW ERA COMPANY
THE FIRST DALL GAME
The first game of base ball for
the home team this season was
played on the new diamond in
lrvin s pasture last Sunday and
the score did not loom up very
well for Davenport. We attrib-
ute the cause for defeat to the
fact that the boys had to clean off
the ground in the morning and
were hot and nervous from the
unaccustomed manual labor. The
opposing team was from Clematis
and the final score showed Cle-
matis 12 to Davenport's 5. The
home boys will do better next
time, they assure us.
THE EMBROIDERY CLUB
r /■> maining sixteen are earning at
Mrs. O.D Groom was hostess the present time, a combined sal-
for the Embroidery Club Wed- ary of $1540.00, an average of
nesday, April 18. There were no $96.25 each.
club guests. The afternoon was, Pretty good returns for a few
spent with the usual diversion, months schooling! 1 should say
Hiere was no business discussed.' so! And we have many gradu-
Ihe hostess served at 4 o'clock. !ate< who do better.
Next hostess will be Mrs. Hall. The high standard set by our
I he members of the Embroid-' graduates is often emulated, but
ery Club were entertained by never equalled by other similar
OUR PRESIDENT HAS SAID
Honorable Woodrow Wilson,
our President, has said: "The
young man or woman that starts
as Stenographer has an unbound
luture. Below is given the
positive proof of that statement.
I hirty young people represent-
ing ii different lines of business
ollice work that have been placed
in positions the past few months
by the Capital City Business Col-
lege, earn a combined salary of
$2,460 00; an average of $82.00
each, hourteen of this number
earned a ' combined salary of
$920.00 the first month after they
entered the business office, an
average of $65.70 each. The re-
Mrs. Hall, April 25th, having no
additional guest. The usual di-
version occupied the hours of the
institutions. The following para-
graphs will explain to you the
reason business and professional
POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE MARRIES
afternoon No business. Ice men usually give preference to
cream, cake and tea were served, Capital City Business College
at lour o'clock. Mrs. Hesser1 graduates.
will be next hostess. When you graduate from the
Capital City Business College, you
will be able to write 150 words
v * i . , , "er minute for not less than five
esterday at high noon at the minutes consecutively. The high-
home of Mr. and Mrs. Clint Km- est average spt of any other
toy, occurred the marriage of, system used, to the best of our
their charming daughter. Miss; knowIedge, is 125 words a min-
Otha to our popular townsman, ute. The better training means
Mr. Edward A.Jones, the Rev. the better pay
' AA£r^SfiBir,'- , , ,n teaching of Bookkeep-
A few intimate fi lends an.l mflr alui Business Training we
relatives were present and im have made a radical change from
mediately after the ceremony a the ordinary time-worn method
delicious wedding dinner was of teaching. We do not teach
These young people have hosts
of friends wherever they are
known, all of whom join in wish-
ing them joy and prosperity in
their journey down the pathway
of matrimonial bliss.
bookkeeping by having you copy
accounts from text books, but
our students actually transact
through business houses, banks,
stores, etc., every item of busi-
ness recorded on your books.
This, we believe to ba the only
right way to give that business
training which means real sue-
i,,„ , . , „ Make sure of having a bit? oav-
We had a nice shower Sunda\ ^ ~
njffht '"IT Position soon. Our large
Mrs. James Patterson visited 'S ab°Ut
at the Carlson home Sunday. ^ ' J'°U °an
The dance at Mr. Martin's Sat Z , U V". nurses,
, , , ,. etc. Lse the judgment of hund.
urday night was well attended nf mil„ , * . , na
and enjoyed by all present. I °F y°JnU P/0P!e who are
Mrs. Bell Sawyers is visitinc prt'0aIinK beg.n their
By Special Correspondent.
her brother, C. Z. Adams.
Elmer and Minnie Adams \ i sit-
ed at the Berry home Sunday
At the ball game at Davenport
Sunday Clematis won with 12
score:; to Davenport's 5. Hurrah
business success within a few
months. Wi ite lor free catalog.
Capital City Business College,
Oklahoma City and Guthrie,Okla.
Ne\.s is scarce this
Misses Lucille Irvin and Lois
Hall went to Stillwater last Fri-
day to attend the Athletic and
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Tryon, W. M. The Davenport New Era (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 3, 1917, newspaper, May 3, 1917; Davenport, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc109416/m1/1/: accessed February 21, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.