The Lawton Constitution (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 259, Ed. 1 Friday, June 8, 1917 Page: 1 of 4
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THE LAWTON CONSTITUTION
VOL. XVI. No. 25!).
LAWTON, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 8,1917.
HOPES OF ALLIED VICTORY THIS YEAR GONE
PERSHING ARRIVES British troops smasim merican War Plans
Court House Catch
Oil and fJas Lea*e.
Frank E. Hawkins to W. H. Whit-
1-i Sec. 13, Township 1 S.,
major general p e h s h i x (i
commander first 1 s. force
arrives in england.
News of Departure
By United Press.
A BRITISH PORT, June 8.—Major
General Pershing, commander of the
first American expeditionary force
to France, arrived in England today,
accompanied by his staff.
General Pershing reported a pleas-
ant trip and expressed great surprise
that news of departure was success-
The American army chief and his
staff were given a tremendous ova-
tion. A special train was waiting for
the party which is due to arrive in
London this afternoon.
"We expect to soon be playing our
part and hope it will be a large part
on the western front," Pershing said.
] Chicken Stealing.
Fred Wisely and Charley Davis,
were arrested this morning on a chick-
en stealing charge- They were arrested
at Duncan and brought to Lawton.
$q|l oerhflh hold oh bel8i0h
Three Year Conflict—Nation is
Asleep to Gravity of the Situation
Forecast For Oklahoma—Tonight
and Saturday fair, tonight cooler.
baby girl at allen home.
Jack Allen, one of the proprietors
of the Opera House barber shop, is re-
j joicing over the arrival of an eigh'
pound baby girl at his home, yeste-
day morning. Both Mrs. Allen and the
baby are doing nicely.
front. Official reports detail violent
enemy bombardment at St. Quentin
arid LaFere, where the French killed
Six Thousand Prisoners Taken.
WITH THE BRITISH A FIELD, j
June H.—Six thousand prisoners is the
score to date in the great Flanders of-j
fensive. So simple is the drive that
the British .cavalry arc able to act.
he storm which struck here late
jiyesterday afternoon seems to have
spread over the entire southwest coun-
try like a blanket, completely destroy-
ing crops in many places and destroy-
ing some buildings. Reports from Fax-
on indicate that considerable damage - —
was done in that vicinity. The entire ',elman.v s p'ip on Belgium.
oats and cotton crops on farm belong- Dispatches from the front told of
ing to Pressly Jones, 6 miles south Of ano,her night of intense fighting. Ger-
Faxon was destroyed by the hail and ,nan-v 's massing her reserves and
its: fiercely opposing every step of the
British advance. The city of Lille,
every step of advance
fiercely opposed by the
germans in attempt to I. T. U. Buys
hold line. Liberty Bonds
The executive officers of the Inter-
Talfpn Vw Rfiflok na,i°1"11 Typographical Union have in-
oy oritisn structed their bank jn indianap<)lig't0;
Germany Apparently Has Started a f
Counter Offensive Along Greal Sec- I ? . Eo",ls' The offinala
tion French Front. thereby show their patriotism, as well
as to provide a safe investment for
By United Press.
LONDON, June 8.—Across a blunt
wedge five miles broad, British troops
are still forging ahead, smashing at
wind. The house was blown off
foundation, window lights knocked out
and a barn blown down.
One farmer west of Junction is re-
EVERYTHING IS f V THF unvr By United Press. ana 8 Da™ u<°w" lown. Tour, Coing, and Roudaix are directly
So is the Lawton Harness' Co. go- WASHINGTON, D. C., June 8.— °ne farrier west of Junction is re- mp™gIS''j 'J
ing to m. -e to the First National ,mPortam sec,i°" °f thc central|ported to have 130 acres of broom . 'started a counted I
Bank building for need of more room.:bui"ness district of San Salvador was corn destroyed by the hail. The heavy a, y q| "A /J u
i am going to carry the biggest line! oy ' American embassy ren- seems to have whipped the cotton e French
of harness and saddlery in the South- (,ered uninh«t>itable and all other city and other crops in many places to
west. property made intenable by an earth- threads, necessitating replanting.
G-5 3t L. HUBER, Mgr. i^^e and volcanic eruption, accord- The Pioneer Telephone company was
ing to advices to the state department. also a heavy loser. One half mile of
=== 1 No deaths are reported. poles between here and Cache were
Of course it is different with girls,
hut wouldn't a young man look funny
«d in billowy yellow with wide
stripes running round and round?
(Kditci s Note—The following story is based on facts and authoritic in-
formation, the source of which can not be quoted.)
By United Press.
\\ ASHIMiTON, I). ('., June 8.—-Tile hope of an allic<l victory this year
is gone, according to iltc bi'st in low.'.Ion of iroveriitueiti officials. Tliii frank
i dr lission . mail.- tuucy.
Amer n war plans have been made with the expectancy of at least
three years more war. The foremost British military authority admitted that
the entire plan of the allied offensive had been completely upset by the Rus-
RUSIAN PROBABLY \
OUT FOR GOOD.
There is the most intense pessimMn in seme quarters- In othere a feel-
ing of relief that the truth is becomng known.
It is no longer a secret that Russia, as an offensive factor is out for a
year and probably more, probably for good. France has passed the high
point of efficiency, and can now do nothing more than hold her own. Eng-
land is still on the upgrade from a military standpoint but on the down-
(•ranting that Germany is in equally serious straits neither side reserves
strength to deliver a knockout.
FINAL PUNCH MUST COME
The opinion of military experts of all n a tons is that the final victory
punch must come from America, if it comes at all.
America is not awakened yet to !he gravity of the situation. The entire
country must take their full part, or the fight is lost.
Dictatorship All That Can Save Rvssta
Mrs. L M. Gensman is furnishing a , PE.TR0GRAD- June 8.—Russia i8|there is nothing to indicate this pos-
rausieal entertainment, interspersed1 I""1*1"* ln 'he "alance between czar-jsibly.
with beautiful motion picture travelo- ,'Sn' " moblsm- America and rr A dictatorship is the only thin* that
gues, at the Presl.yterian chur.-h to- ,,7'' faC° 'he f"ots ^""rely. can save Russia. No man strong
night at 8 o'clock, for the benefit of pr-sent conditions Russia will (enough 1:js yet been found. Minister
the church. Admission 10c. 6-8 li "ot Condi,ions m«y change, but (Continued On Pase Four.
The Screen's Most Talented Star
the girl who played in "Hell
Lon Chaney and
Wm. Stowell in
"The Girl in the
A GREAT SHOW.
Two distinct roles played
by Miss Phillips in repre-
senting sisters unlike in
personality and character.
Exciting melodrama in-
tensely acted, thrilling
scenes, gripping episodes,
amazing results of camera
5c - Admission - 10c
♦ The Only Place in City You Can '
1 ^ Get '
<- STEFFEN'S ICE CREAM.
♦ Try It
♦ POWELLS—328 C
Saturday Evening, Carney Hall.
Best of order and music.
Gents 50c :: Ladies free
LEEDOM & POKORNY
It's the best of all, and
made in Lawton.
Lawton Ice Cream Co.
Phone 105 — 320 E Ave.
SPECIAL PRICES ON
Flour and Sugar
For Next Few Days
High Patent Flour $6.00
Granulated Sugar $8.25
409-411 Third St.
(blown down and several miles to the
At Nelm's store on the base line
south of town, the h^iil tore th«* roof
io pieces and went on through break-
, ing show cases.
Reports from Walters tell of a big
storm in that vicinity, destroying
crops and some buildings; also India-
homa, Hulen and Cache
Hen- in Lawton a terrific rain fell
I yesterday afternoon and later in the
evening again, followed by a heavy
hail storm. Eighty-five hundreds of an
linch of rain fell here, while at the gov-
ernment experimental station .49 wae
! The extent of the storm was learned
j today by Frank Humphreys, grair.
man, through the farmers of this coun-
ty and surrounding counties calling up
to have seed sent to them, for the re-
planting of their crops.
At Lonewolf everything in a strip
four miles wide, extending to the
I northwest was cut down by the hail.
At Indiahoma and south of there all
| growing crops were cut down, necessi-
| tating the replanting of hundreds of
acres. Near Addington, forty miles
■ southeast of here,farmers are ordering
seed for replanting A terrific storm
is reported to have struck Gotebo, but
extent of damage could not be learned.
The farmers are ordering kafir, milo,'
The storm must have extended as
far west, as Mountain Park, for tele-
prams were received enquiring if any
seed were to be had from local grain
FRENCH FROZEN CUSTARD
TL'TTI FRUTTI ICE CREAM
FRESH PEACH ICE CREAM
MADE FROM TRUE FRUIT
OUR DUTY TO OUR COUNTRY
TO OUR CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS: Lawtoni okla , June g_ m?
nanciaI^hil1tvir^ tOisCfmn^ Laitfet,n\i0,lI,t0 the neces.sity fo' «very one subscribing for Liberty Bonds to the full extent of his fi-
nancial abilitj. It is imperative that the government raise the money to conduct this war and the Government proposes to do so
by asking you to loan your share, however small, in this great cause, that liberty may not perish from ™ce of Z larth
., ,,In,th/' P"™uit of ol" daily occupations we have not yet come to a full realization of the meaning of this war and the proba-
frft'inthe rosit on'rf fiehtinJ^ should fail to supply the Allies with money to continue the war, we might he
Jr, «nn;„® P0Sltl0n of ~ Germany alone. If Germany should be victorious over the Allies and gain control of the navies of
k! *1. Si t °y bombard our coast cities, invade our land, destroy our cities, lay waste to our beautiful coullt^ as
she has Belgium and Noi thern France, we would gladly sacrifice our last dollar and oui< life's blood in defense of our homes
our country and our flag. It is not far fetched to suppose this might occur, which is, of course the nessimistic view- the loeical
however „ our duty to subscribe for these bonds to finance this war, ti sh,.w t^ he wor dTha we 17e' behind our
Government in its glorious purpose to rid the world of imperialism and save life and liberty for every nation.
j c, 1'rom.a. finacial viewpoint these bonds are a splendid investment, every dollar of the proceeds will be spent in the Unit,
ed States, giving each section of the country unbounded prosperity beyond our fondest expectations We are Sot eivfng the
money away we are simply lending it. If we should fail to prop-fly r-spond our Government might VaiTe tWs money bv taW
ln whleh case we would bear a burden which we can avoid by subscribing liberally for these bonds.
, .,The ,boru's, re issued in denominations of $50.00, $100.00, $1,000.00 and up, bearing 3H per cent interest with nrovision
that if bonds of later date are issued bearing a higher rate of interest these bonds shall also be£^ the higher r.t£ thew tends
per cent" m a Eac'h mvestor can save taxes of approximately 3Vi per cent, making the bonds yield an income of 7
The bonds are payable to the Government as follows:
2 per cent on application
18 per cent on June 28th
20 per cent on July 30th
30 per cent on Aug. 15th
30 per cent on Aug. 30th
On Bond of $100.00
On Bond of $50.00
\ou can pay for them in full, if you desire, at the time you purchase same. If you do not have funds we will loin von
the money to pay for the bonds you buy, charging you only 6 per cent interest for same. Considering taxes the bonds will net
you a profit, ,t is, therefore, a business proposition for you to purchase these bonds.
Oklahoma's share of the Liberty Loan Bonds is about $12,000,000. We in Lawton and Comanche county should take a
vidual'"ub°cTibing°liberaHy. W? ' °Ur fU" share' Ut us ov,'r subscribe our P <1; ** 'an only do 'so by each indi-
These subscriptions must all be in the Federal Reserve Bank by June 15th. In order to get your subscription in we should
have it by June 10th or 12th and in no case later than the 13th. Come, do it now. If you cannot come pleaw wrTte us whit
fnThis ity80timeSofen,.ede C8re y°Ur b°'"1' C0"eCt y°1"'in,erest ™upons fr-e of charge. Do not fail your Government
Fir^t National Bank
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The Lawton Constitution (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 259, Ed. 1 Friday, June 8, 1917, newspaper, June 8, 1917; Lawton, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc129466/m1/1/: accessed August 20, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.