The Calumet Chieftain (Calumet, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 9, 1919 Page: 1 of 8
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CALUMET OKLAHOMA. OCTOBER 9, 1919
THE FLU SITUATION
The influenza must be stopped
at the gates of Oklahoma this
year. This is a mighty big am-
bition but it is one which can
nearly be attained if we'll all
strive to do our best to keep the
dreaded disease out of the state.
Travelers should be particular-
ly careful that they use every
precaution to keep from contag-
ion. They are chief spreaders of
some epidemics and if they 11
help to their utmost they'll keep
out much influenza.
Use common sense, everyone.
Thai's the best advice I can give
Keep in the open air all you can
and keep in the best, ventilated
places possible. The influenza
has started in the east and we
must watch out for our people.
Physicians should keep their
patients in the best ventilated
places possible, in tents in the
open air if need be.
Everyone can do his share.
Everyone must do his share, or
share in the fearful consequen-
Last month we notified our
readers who were delinquent by i
making the statement with very
gratifying results. We know
that many overlook the fact of
expiration of their subscription,
and are too glad that we call
their attention to it. About half
of those so notified responded by
renewals, with only two or three
Some are still forgetting and we
are marking this article to notify (
those who are still in arrears. ,
Please settle this small account <
a? we are needing the coin.
The postmasters job is a very
confining one as he has few holi-
days, and has to be at his post
part of the time on holidays and
Mr. Haydon, our efficient post-
master has been granted a 30-
day leave of absence which he
will spend in the eastern parts of $
the country, and while in the ©
big cities will be the guest of the
lie will visit Chicago, Niagna
Falls, New York City, Washing-
ton City, Norfolk Virginia, near
which place he has relatives liv-
ing; returning by Memphis, and
down to Atlanta Georgia, and to
Mew Orleans. In the cities he
will visit the principal places of
interest. In all making a very
interesting trip. His father, W.
W. Haydon, accompanied him
on the trip.
GOOD SOAKING RAIN
After several weeks of con-
tinual drouth which has hindered
the progress of preparation ol
the ground for seeding to wheat,
a good rain fell Saturday after-
noon. Again at night a slow
steady rain continued through-
out the night.
Followed by frequent showers
and long drawn-out rains for
The ground is now thoroughly
wet and the farmers are delight-
ed Work of sowing and further
preparation of land will be
rushed in order to get a good
John McGrath, telegraph ope-
rator of Sayre, visited homefolks
several days last week.
W. H. Johnson sold his quar
ter section on the North Cana-
dian river to Mr. Cubbage of
Geary. Mr Johnson has leased
J. N. Bleigh's place and will
conduct the wagon yard and
dairy, which he takes charge of
the 10th of this month. Mr. and
Mrs. Bleigh will go to Texas.
Dick Heaston, who has been
in the garage business in Geary
for sometime, has taken a posit-
ion with the Calumet Garage.
Dick is a first class mechanic
and his services will be appreci-
ated by his many friends here.
There being several cases of
diphtheria in town, the school
board thought best to close all
the rooms in the grades, last
Thursday tj remain closed until
the disease is under control. The
high school continued as there
is little danger of the older pu-
pils being infected, but on ac-
count of work being done, in-
stalling the new furnaces, the
high school was dismissed Mon-
day and Tuesday.
School Opens Thursday
All the diphtheria cases being
better and quarantine removed,
school opens today, Thursday, in
all the rooms.
Chas. Todd and family and
Mrs. H. A. Todd visited with
Hugh Todd of El Reno Sunday.
Mrs. H. A. Todd went to Spring-
dale, Arkansas, where she will
spend the winter with her son
The car shortage has been
very much relieved the past
week, which has enabled the
wheat market to open up again.
CLEAN UP DAY
Friday October 17 has been
set for clean-up day. All those
who will get their trash, cans
etc in boxes or sacks before that
time, and place them at the
alleys can have them hauled
away free of charge. "Let every-
body join in the clean-up cam-
,T. W, Haydon sold a quarter
section of grass land to S. P.
Stover last week. This land lies
north of town. Consideration
A. D. Morgan, who bought
the Jarvill & Todd stock of gro
ceries is moving his stock of
goods from Bridgeport, and will
put the two together at this
I place. As soon as a house can
' be procured the family will move
j to Calumet.
Will Land, who was recently
discharged from the navy, and
who visited friends here, went
to his home in Italy, Texas, the
first of the week.
Two rr.ore of our soldier boys
who have been held much longer
than most of them were, return-
ed home last week. Bui 1 Gam-
he!, wno has been in the army of
occupation in Germany since the
armistice, and Gus Wiley, who
has been doing hospital work at
Camp Greenleaf, Georgia.
There are yet only a few of
the Calumet boys who have not
been discharged, among them
are Tobe Andrew and Sam
Laughlin. Sam is expected
Miss Lena Wilson has accept-
ed a place as teacher of Mathe-
matics in the high school at
Prague, Oklahoma, and went
Sunday to begin her work.
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YOUR WINTER READING
With the longer evenings by
the fireside, the question of
reading for the leisure hours
confronts us. Much pleasure as
well as proffit is attained by
reading after good writers.
Nothing puts the reader in closs-
er contact with the world's pro-
gress than a few popular maga-
zines ir the home.
We have access to all the pop-
ular magazines and papers and
will order them for you at the
regular subscription price.
The Cotton Market
YUKON BEST FLOUR
The Ladies Aid of the Christ-
ian church will meet with Mrs.
I. O. Johnston Friday afternoon,
October 10, at 3 o'clock. This is
to be Talent day, so every mem-
ber is urged to come and bring
your talent money.
Chas. E. Mench suffered a
sprained ankle and otherwise
shaken up by his horse slipping
and falling on him, while at the
farm Sunday. As a result he
does his walking with crutches.
You ate at the State
Fair were made with
You ate at the State
fair were baked with
Below is a clipping from last
weeks issue of a newspaper in
the cotton belt which we repro-
duce by request. Those inter-
ested can draw their own con-
clusion from the matter contain-
Cotton took a decided upward
trend last week, just one day too
late for us to tell our readers
about it, and reached 36 cents on
Thursday, after having sold
around 30 cents less than a week
before. The price remained
around the 35 cent mark for sev-
eral days but took a tumble
Tuesday. It recovered however
yesterday, and while some short
staple sold as low as 33 centB,
the bulk of yesterday's offering
went at 35 cents and good cotton
sold as high as 35-60.
Cotton has been reaching the
market pretty rapidly since the
advance of last week.
THE Yukon mill is the largest and best
equipped mill in the Southwest. You
are welcome to visit this mill at any
time; and if you have not visited an up-to-
date mill it would be a day well spent to
stop over and see how Perfect Flour is
made in a perfect mill.
j QUAITY IS OUR WATCHWORD
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Mrs, D. G. El well and Mrs
Howard Armstrong were in Cal-
umet Monday soliciting cash do-
nations for Frank Mankins who
lives 10 miles southwest of town,
Mr. Mankins has been a sufferer
with rheumatism and unable to
work for uight years. A doctor
in Hinton will give his services
if funds can be secured to pay
other expenses while taking the
treatment, The ladies were
highly pleased with the liberali-
ty of the good people of Calumet
as they were given $20.00,
H. G. White, who has been
working on the Henry Breeze
bungalo, left last Sunday for his
home in Neosheo, Missouri.
This residence, when completed,
will be among the best homes in
town from the standpoint of at-
tractiveness and modern conven-
Wm. Perry sold his household
effects Saturday and with his
family goes this week to Aakan-
sas to make their home. They
will drive teams through.
Grandpa Buck, who haa be«ri
with his son in Nebraska during
the summer, returned her1 i*st
week to spend the winter.
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Penn, S. A. The Calumet Chieftain (Calumet, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 9, 1919, newspaper, October 9, 1919; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc168231/m1/1/: accessed October 19, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.