The Davenport New Era (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 29, 1918 Page: 4 of 8
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THE DAVENPORT NEW ERA
"Ye Little Ole Home Toper"
A DOLLAR AND A HALF A YEAK
rTTniis paper has cnb
period of the war-."
W. M. TRYON, Editor Manager
Entered n« .-econi class mail matter
at the post utHee at Davenport. Okla-
homa. according to the met of Congress
of March 3rd, 1879.
Never trouble trouble till old
trouble troubles you.
Is John Barleycorn an alien
enemy? He seems likely to be
interned for the duration of the
If the "bone dry" amendment
passes, the government will lose
$300,000,000 in revenue taxes.
But the public will save $600,-
000,000 in drinks. If the price of
the drinks should be put into
Thrift Stamps will the govern-
ment make or lose?
A War Story
An Irishman applying for a
pension at Washington, Insisted
upon the justice of his claim,
owing to the fact that he had
been wounded wli^e in the ser-
vice of his country.
"How and where were you
i wounded?" one of the examine! s
Placing his hand over his heart
lie said: "I was shot in the br r>
reast on a retreat from Bull Run,
"Shot through the breast on a
retreat? How could you be shot
through the breast on a retreat?"
"Indade, yer Honor, I had the
indiscretion to tur r-rn and look
"But if you were shot through
the breast In the plape von indi-
cate, the ball would have gone
through your heart. How is
"Faith, I tell yvt, yer Honor,
ine heart was in me mouth at
that very toime."
The state or county—even the
nation—that confines its criminals
within prison wall* is itself guilty
of criminal practice. Convict
labor, rightly applied, would in
the next generation give the
United States the greatest system
of public highways the world has
ever known. Put all convicts to
work on the roads. That way
they can expiate their offenses
and be of some real service to
Laugh and forget it.
The public should understand that
the profits of the packers have been
limited by the Food Administration
since November 1, 1917. For this pur-
pose, the business of Swift & Company
is now divided into three classes:
Class 1 includes such products us beef,
pork, mutton, oleomargarine and
others that are essentially animal
products. Profits are limited to 9
p r cent of the capital employed in
these departments, (including sur-
plus and borrowed money), or not
to exceed two and a half cents on
«aeh dollar of sales.
Class 2 includes the soap, glue,
fertilizer, and other departments
more or less associated with the
meat business. Many of these de-
partments are in competition with
outside businesses whose profits
are not limited. Profits in this class
are restricted to 15 per cent of the
Class 3 includes outside investments,
such as those in stock yards, and
the operation of packing plants in •
foreign countries. Profits in this
class are not limited.
r*- Total profits for all departments
together in 1918 will probably be
between three and four per cent on
an increased volume of sales.
The restrictions absolutely guar-
antee/ a reasonable relation between
live dtock prices and wholesale meat
prices;, because the packer's profit can-
not paaably average more tnan a
fraction |of a cent per pound of product
Since the profits on meat (Class 1)
are running only abdGt 2 cents on each
rfniiar o £> sales, we have to depend on
the prcfets from soap, glue, fertilizer
(Class 2, a fan limited) and other depart-
ments, |Class 3) to obtain reasonable
Swift'ft^Company is conducting
its business'so as to come within these
I f Swift>& Company, U. S A.
O R T
MISS JESSIE F. WINTERS
MISS CECIL BURDICK
Texas Girls Volunteer
Responding to the call for 200 addi-
tional workers to aid In the hut work
of the Salvation Army In France, Miss
C«cll Burdlck and Miss Jessie F. Win-
ters. have dedicated themselves to the
service of our men In khaki in France.
Mirtes Burdlck and Winters sailed re-
cently from New York.
Miss Winters and Miss Burdlck were
residents of Houston, Texas, and were
business women of that city. Miss
Burdick being the chief operator for
the telephone company. *fhey both re-
signed their positions recently to en-
ter Salvation Army service in France.
'Miss Burdlck's motheT and fafher, En-
sign and Mrs Floyd Burdick, former
residents of Dallas, have been in
France for some time serving in the
huts ust behind the trenches. Mrs.
Burdick has become famous among the
soldiers of the American army and Is
the champion pie and doughnut baker
among the Salvation Army workers.
She is known to the boys as "Mother
(Burdlck" and she and her husband
.'have been given much credit for help-
ing to sustain the morale of the Ameri-
Salvation Army women have beer^
permitted to go nearer to the front
,!ine trenches than any other women in
Franco and the American Salvation
Army girls have been closer to the
front than any of their British colabor-
The Salvationists establish huts in
any kind of building they can secure
and make It a recreational center for
the soldiers. They furnish it with ta-
bles for games, and corresj>ondence. and
give to it touch of home for the
home-sick boye on the firing line.
One of the most important parts of
the hut equipment is some kind of a
Vair Price List
Retail Price List
White bread, loaf, 18 oz. 10c
White bread, loaf, 24 oz 15c
Flour, 6-Hi. sacks 43c
Flour, 12-11). sacks 83c
Rice flour 12c
White corntneal. ft 05%c
Rolled oats, package 13c
Oleomargarine 30 @ 36
Sugar, pound 09'£c
Hams, whole 36c
Breakfast bacon, whole
pieces 48 @55
Lard, pound 33 @ 34L4
Dry salt meats, ft 23 @ 33
Navy beans 15c
Potatoes, California, (per
100 pounds) $4.75
Potatoes, Oklahoma, (per
100 pounds) $4.00
We offer One Hundred Hollars
Reward for atiy caso of Catarrh
that cannot be cured by Hall's
F J. CHENET & CO., Toledo, O.
We, the underpinned. Iiave known F. J.
Cheney for the laM 15 years, and b«U«T«
him perfectly honorable In all bu«lne«
transactions and financially able to carry
out any obligations made "by hta Brm.
NATIONAL BANK OF COMMERCE,^
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mur
cous surfaces of the system, ri stjmonlall
sent free. Price "6 cents per bottle. Bold
l yT*k« ^/aifa Family Pills eonetlpeUee.
Established in SHAWNEE. OKLA.. 12 Yiam
Oven Mickey onos PMOMt 1134
$4 to $5
stove and kitchen utensils where plea
and doughnuts and other goodies may
be made and served to the boys at cost.
Salvation Army workers have won the
hearts of the American soldiers because
of their skil^as cooks and because their
pies and doughnuts remind them of
home and mother.
Brigadier George Wood, head of the
Salvation Army forces in the Southwest,
with headquarters in Dallas, is receiv-
ing many applications from women ot
the Southwest for service in Franc#
Brigadier Wood reports that there are
many more needed for the hut work be-
hind the lines.
The. presence of the pure-souled. de-
voted Salvation Army women in the
midst of the camp has a marked influ-
onco for good upon the soldiers—profan-
ity ceases, a touch of homo prevails,
which helps to cure homesickness. While
the women are ever alert to serve the
soldiers, the soldiers themselves vio
with each other In nssisting the woman
in every way possible.
Military officials greatly appreciate
the value of good American women i®
The Salvation Army has a number of
huts in France, and has also estab-
lished one in nearly all American can*
tonments. The Army Is now asking for
additional funds to carry on this work
and the Southwestern War Work Coun-
cil composed of over one hundred prom-
inent men and women of the Southwest
direct the campaign in this section
Brigadier Wood, \vith headquarters at
Dallas, is chairman; and Senator Morris
Sheppard, of Texas; Senator Robert L
Owen of Oklahoma. Senator Joe. ©*
Ransdell of Louisiana, and Mrs. Gover-
i nor Hobby are vice chairmen.
413 Governor 5:06 a. m.
7 Okla. City-Lawton..3:55 p.m.
414 Governor 2:12 a. m.
418 K.C. Pass. 9:38 a. m.
8 St. Louis Pass 11:28 p. m.
112 K. C. Meteor 7:55 p. m.
I0e e. Main
Bridge Wotk .l cia/ui
Set oi Teeli, $S 00, Upper 11 <1 Lower, Lcth IIO.OO
Very Bell Set of T^ell, Midi- Hi 00 . Upper and
Lower, both o( ihe Best Tecih, $16 00.
ALL WORK CUARANTELD
DR. W. D. BAIRD
Physician and Surgeon
Special attention to diseases
of women and children.
Phones: Res. 4; Office 6
DRS. LOUWEIN & HANSEN
454 Local freight il:05 a. m.
408 Passenger 2:03 p. m.
4:07 Passenger 2:03 p. m.
453 Local freight 2:45 p. m.
your face with a
A service to distribute neigh-
borhood news to the American
fighting forces abroad has been
organized. When one is three
thousand miles away from home
it would be interesting to know
even what has happened to
neighbor Jones' yellow dog.
Rooms 1, 2 and 3 Feuquay
Win. T. lrvln
Phone no. 77
Baggage hauled to
or from either depot
promptly and care-
We are ready now.
French 5ugarlHilb Desired
United State? Feed Administration
ARM 1 0 A N
Reliable Company Customary Terms
Wes. M. Tryon at New Era Office
F O U R T E E N Y E A R S
Is a long time, but during all those years this Bank has been here trying
to upbuild this Community and advising and helping its many customers.
Men may coma and men may go but we are still here, still invite you to
comc to us with your business wants and financial problems. We will take
care of your money for you, lend you money when you need it, free legal
aid given, Liberty Bonds sold for cash or on time.
Is there any thing we can do for you financially?
DAVENPORT STATE BANK
Capital and Surplus $15,000.00.
O. D. Groom, President R- M. Argabright, Cashier
F. H. Groom, Vice-President J. R- Jones, Assistant Cashier
Allen A. Cage, Teller
Put Your Car in Good Hands
No matter what work you may want
done on your car, you can rest assured
that it will be properly done if it comes
Only the most capable men are employed
by us, and carefulness is our motto.
We treat every car we work upon exact-
ly as though it were our own.
We will gladly quote you prices on stor-
age with full service or part service. Or
we can give you service without storage
if you prefer.
Why not give us a trial and let the re-
sults determine future relations between
us? Pay us a call and talk it over.
The Davenport Garage
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Tryon, W. M. The Davenport New Era (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 29, 1918, newspaper, August 29, 1918; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc109494/m1/4/: accessed August 4, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.