The Herald-Sentinel. (Cordell, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 18, Ed. 1 Monday, February 3, 1919 Page: 1 of 4
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Make good your pledge
and purchase all your
"War Savings Stamps.
Phone 68—White Livery Line Cars, Any Where at Any Time.
Cordell, Oklahoma, Monday February, 3rd, 1919.
Make good your pledge
and purchase all your
War Savings Stamps.
Sunday February Ninth Designed
Throughout Nation as Memorial
Day for Ex-President.
Congress has designated that next
Sunday February the ninth be set
apart as memorial day in honor of the
great American, Theodore Roosevelt.
The governors of all the states have
been asked to issue a proclamation
asking that this date be observed in
honor of this departed American. The
Governor's Proclamation follows:
The Nation mourns the departure
of one of its foremost citizens and
highly honored Statesmen, Ex-Presi-
dent, Theodore Roosevelt, whose la-
mented death in the prime of active
life and usefulness has created pro
found sorrow throughout the civilized
In order to testify to the respect
and esteem in which the people of
Oklahoma hold the memory of this
great American and exalted citizen of
the republic and of the world, I here-
by proclaim that Sunday, February
the ninth, nineteen hundred nineteen,
be observed by the citizens of Okla
homa in the various communities in
the State as memorial day, at which
time appropriate services in the dif-
ferent churches and community cen-
ters should be held and appropriate
tributes paid to the high personal
character and distinguished public
service of this remarkable figure in
the Nation's history.
Congress has already designated
this day for the memorial services of
the deceased Ex-President and it is
also with the wishes of Colonel Roos-
evelt's family and this date seems to
represent the expressed desire of the
people generally throughout the Na-
tion, that we should unite in this
service and that the observance of
the day should be nation-wide.
Given under my hand and the great
Seal of the State of Oklahoma, this
20th day of January, Anno Domini,
J. B. A. ROBERTSON,
SAM HARRIS DIED.
Sam Harris, who is well known here
died last Wednesday night at Oilton,
and his body arrived here Friday night.
Funeral services were held at the
Baptist church here Saturdlay at 2:30
P. M. and interment took place at the
Sod cemetery, where his father is
buried. Sam was on his way here from
New Mexico where he had been for
the past year tor his health. He
leaves a wife and one child and a num-
ber of relatives and friends to mourn
The nations of the world which have
profited most from this war should
help most in the rebuilding of Europe.
Those nations are the United States,
Japan and certain republics of South
America. Whatever Japan and South
America may do, the duty of the
United States is clear. We have been
so active in the fight recently we are
apt to forget that we enjoyed almost
three years of war profits before we
took up arms. The world came to us
to buy. Our industries boomed. Our
trade outleaped all precedent. Mush-
room cities appeared by the dozen,
new millionaires by the thousand. Our
privations since entering the, war have
been slight compared with those of
other nations. We have had a bit less
sugar in our coffee and less wheat in
our bread. We have had to keep that
new car (bought perhaps with war
money) in the garage for a few Sun-
We have lost some thousands of our
boys as against the millions lost by
other nations. Our national per capita
debt is a trifle compared with the
others. Our leaders are' now making
great utterances on democracy. But
we must remember that for a long
time the other nations fought for de-
mocracy while we made money out of
the fight. Much of the wealth needed
to wage this war for liberty and de-
mocracy has flowed into our pockets.
The United States now stands war-
bloated with a prosperity unequalled
in the history of the nation or of the
world. We have not yet assumed our
full share in the real sacrifice for de-
mocracy. We can shoulder that share
by taking the lead in the rebuilding of
Europe. This will not be altruism—it
will be merely doing the rest of our
"bit," of which we have yet done so
small a part.
How about American churches? It
would be a terrible anomaly If the
Christian churches, followers of the
Great Hearer, be. levers in the Good
Samaritan should fail now to come to
the help of Europe, lying sick and
wounded beside the read where war
has passed by.—William Price in
World Outline for January.
HUII SUITES 10
Sri IKE SUMS
Many States will Spend Large Sums
on Road Construction this Year.
To make up Loss During War.
It will readily be seen that Okla-
homa would be behind should she de-
lay much longer the construction of
good roads. A number of the states
before the war, had spent large sums
on road construction and as soon as
the war ended these states have ap-
propriated and started a continuation
of this work, which is fair evidence
that it has proved a very good in-
The following is furnished by the
Department of Agriculture and shows
the amount to be spent this week by a
number of the states on road building.
About $300,000,000 will be put into
road building this year, according to
estimates by experts of the Depart-
ment of Agriculture, submitted to the
Division of Public Works and Con-
struction Department of the Depart-
ment of Labor. It is estimated that
about half this amount will go to
The $300,000,000 of construction es-
timated will not be sufficient to make
up deferred war construction, it is
believed, for normally the amount
spent on roads in the United States
is not far below $300,000,000, and dur-
ing war times road building came al-
most to a stop in many localities.
Estimates prepared for the follow-
ing States are considered accurate
within 1 or 2 per cent, according to
officials of the Department of Agri-
culture; Maine, $1,500,000; Rhode Is-
land $90,000; Connecticut, $4,000,000;
New York, $12,000,000; New Hamp-
shire, $175,000; Kentucky, $1,500,000;
Alabama, $1,000,000; West Virginia,
$16,000,000; Illinois; $9,000,000; Iowa,
$15,574,000; Louisiana, $4,674,000;
Texas, $20,000,000; Nebraska, $1,657,-
089,07; North Dakota, $3,000,000;
Wyoming, $653,000; Colorado. $3,900,-
000; California, $20,000,000; Arizona,
$900,000; Nevada, $1,148,849,80; Idaho
New Jersey, Maryland and Mon-
tana are expected to make consider-
able expenditures on roads this year.
PURE BRED STOCK.
Washita county Pure Bred Live
Stock Association will hold a sale of
pure bred cattle, hogs and horses in
Cordell March 11-1919 ever animal
sold will be registered. This will be a
great opportunity for farmers to se-
cure a registered bull boar, or stal-
lion to head his herd with. No far-
mer can afford to have a grade sire
at the head of hisherd these days
when prices of stock are higher than
ever before and the demand Is for a
better grade of stock, the slogan all
over Oklahoma and the west is for a
registered sire at the head of every
herd. If each farmer does not feel
able to buy a registered bull he should
see his neighbor and go in together
and buy one. If the farmers would
cooperate together and form a few bull
clubs and buy some good bulls to
start with they could exchange and
would not need to buy again for sev-
If you Want to get a pure bred bull
before sale date and don't want to re-
ly upon your own Judgment. I will be
glad to assist you in locating and buy-
But would suggest that you wait till
the sale and two or three farmers go
in together and buy a good one.
With out a doubt the present legis-
lature will pass a law against the
scrub bull that will make it a hard-
ship for any one to own any thing but
a registered bull.
With the Washita breeders sale
March 11, and Mr. Lamberts sale at
Rocky March 12 and the Kiowa coun-
ty sale at Hobart on the 13th of March
this will be a good opportunity for
every farmer to secure one or more
registered animals to begin a herd of
pure bred cattle.
All farmers in need of breeding
stock should make arrangements with
your banker now so that they may
take advantage of this great opportun-
ity to start with better live stock.
Dan Diehl, County Agent.
Guy Snider was down from near
Foss Friday. Guy returned from fiver-
seas just recently and has been dis-
charged. He was In the Nintieth di-
vision and was in action along the St.
Mihiel and Verdun sectors, and re-
ceived a machine gun wound In the
shoulder while in action on the Verdun
front. A number of the Washita Coun-
ty boys were in the same Company
that he was. He was near and knows
just how some of the boys from this
county met their death. He left here
with the contingent October the 4th,
1917, going to Camp Travis. He had
six months of oversea service, and be-
ing wounded accounts for Ms early
trip home and dircharge.
Object it to Bring About Better Ag
riculture, Livestock, Marketing,
and all Phases of Farm Life.
'At the meeting held here January
30th it was voted by those present that
Farm Councils be, organized in Wash-
ita county. There were a few repre-
sentative farmers and stockmen from
different sections of the county pres-
ent at this preliminary meeting here
January the 30th. John E. Swain from
the A. & M. College, Stillwater, J. B.
Shotwell, Club Agent, and George
Bishop were present at the meeting
and made talks explaining the purpose
and working of these Councils when
Pursuant to the decision made at
the meeting January the 30th, a meet-
ing has been called to meet at the
court house at Cordell on Saturday
February the 8th at 2 P. M„ when the
county Council will be organized.
Farmers, stockmen, business men, and
community organizations of all kfnds,
such as, Farmers' union, Commercial
clubs and all civic organizations are
requested to attend this meeting.
The object of these Councils will
be to bring about organization and
system in promoting better farming,
stock raising, and all phases of farm
life. After the county Council is or-
ganized a campaign will be carried out
in all the districts of the county with
the object of organizing district Coun-
cils. Every county in fifteen of the
southern states and every county in
Oklahoma, except Washita county have
organized these Farm councils and
Washita county is going to do the
same next Saturday and it is very
important that you be present at the
organization and help start this impor-
tant work right.
County agent, Dan Diehl, has charge
of this work and is glad to give any
information or explanation about the
A GOOD PICTURE PROGRAM.
The A-Muse-U Theater will present
during the month of February, a pro-
gram of pictures which has probably
never been equalled in any one month
in the history of the show business in
During the month of February, sev-
en Paramount-Artcraft pictures will
be shown beginning with Margurite
Clark in "Rich Man, Poor Man" on
Feb. 3rd, followed by Pauline Fred-
erick in "LaTosca" on Wednesday
Feb. $. On Monday Feb. 10 "The
Great Love" will be presented. This
picture was produced by D. W. Grif-
fth, the greatest producer of high
class and artiBtic pictures in the
world today. His "Birth of a Nation"
and "Hearts of the World" are two of
the most successful pictures in point
of popularity ever produced. Wed-
nesday February 12 Lina Cavalleri In
"Loves Conquest." Monday February
17, our old friend William S. Hart in
"The Tiger Man". Wednesday Feb-
ruary 19, Geo. M. Cohan in "Hit the
Trail Holliday." Wednesday Febru-
ary 26, Jack Pickford in "Mile-a-Min-
Other pictures booked are, "Amer-
ica's Answer" Saturday February 15.
This picture was made by the Photo-
graphic Division of the Signal Corps
of the Army and Navy and is the sec-
ond official war picture released by
the U. S. Government. Friday Feb-
ruary 21. Charlie Chaplin in his second
million dollar comedy "Shoulder Arms"
On the same program with Chaplin
will be shown the first episode of the
"Iron Test," a Vitagraph Serial fea-
turing Carol Holloway and Antonio
ARE YOU AN "INDIAN-GIVER?"
The money you have put into Thrift
Stamps your nation needs to-day just
as much as when you bought the
stamps. If you ask the Government
to pay you back that money now, you
are undoing all the good which you
did in buying the stamps—you are
an "indian-giver." It is a good deal
like the action of the soldier who when
he reached the front-line trenches In-
flicted a wound upon himself so that
he would be sent back to a hospital out
of the danger line. There were some
such soldiers, but the number was
very, very few. Of course they were
Over in Europe there are still more
than a- million and a half of Amer-
ican soldiers. These still have to be
fed and clothed and made happy.
They are maintaining the peace which
they with our allies have so splen-
didly won. The Government still has
to spend billions of dollars. Your
quarters are needed as much as ever.
Will CHANGE HANDS
Inspector's Report Gives Schools Here
Credit. Affiliation ia
The inspectors who recently visited
made a very favorable report to the
state superintendent on the Rchools
here. Also full affiliation with the
North Central Association was recom-
mended by th committee that passes
on all schools of Oklahoma to see
whether affiliation will be given or
not. Cordell schools secured affilia-
tion with this Association last year,
and the committee at its recent meet-
ing recommended continued member-
ship for the school another year.
U. J. Griffith, the High School in-
spector, who visited the schools here,
made a favorable report to the Slate
Superintendent and recommended in
his report that the High School here
and the Normal Training class be
His report to the State Superin-
tendent is as follows:
January 24, 1919.
Supt. Will H. Cannon, Cordell, Okla.
My Dear Mr. Cannon:
I have a report from Mr. U. J Grif-
fith which reads as follows:
"On the 10th of January I visited the
high school at Cordell. My report Is
This school has experienced unusual
difficulty in filling its teaching 'orce.
At the time of my visit all places were
The high sctiool building, formerly a
denominational college, is rather in-
conveniently placed, and not very well
adapted to the needs of a high school.
Under these conditions the work is aB
good as could be expected.
I commend the system of keeping
check on the absences and assign-
ments. I witnessed with interest and
amusement the endeavors of certain
students to "put up an argument" with
the principal along this line.
The normal training work is ably
conducted under the dirction of Mrs.
Carter. Some additions are needed to
the professional library, and at least,
$300.00 should /upended before
next year on the general library,
I recommend the normal training
claBB for credit."
I concur in Mr. Griffith's recommen-
dation and approve your school for
normal training work this year.
Yours Sincerely ,
R. H. WILSON.
TAKE BIG PARI
Hatchel leaving. Mr. Hogan and wife To Put Church on Business Basis and
That the spanish peanut Is growing
in favor each year with Oklahoma
farmers who have sandy soil suita-
ble for growing them can not be de-
nied. Farmers all over Oklahoma have
found they are one of the most profi-
table crops they can grow.
They stand the drouth well and the
yield is good and price is high. I would
like to see every farmer who has a
few acres of sandy soil try spanish
peanuts this year. I would suggest
that they plant them in one row of
peanuts and one row of corn. This
has given best results in Texas where
large acreage is planted every year.
Plant your rows east and west and
you will find if a dry year you will also
make more corn to the acre, and the
corn stalks help prevent the sand
If you want more information about
this crop call or write to the county
agent at Cordell, and he will be glad
to assist you.
A. E. Kelley was in from the North
Burns community Saturday.
W. R. Hastings was over from Dill
Satnritey on business.
LIST OF LETTERS.
List of letters remaining in this
office for the week ending January 29,
Anthony, Mr. Clark
Best, Miss Alice
Brazil; J. W.
Chambless, Jack M.
Simmons Oil & Gas Co
Watson, Mr. John
Williams, Mrs. S. B.
These letters will be sent to the
Dead Letter office February 12th, 1919.
H. C. Hubbard, P. M. Cordell, Okla.
SHE GOT MIXED.
"What are you studying now?" ask-
ed Mrs. Johnson.
"We have taken up the subject of
molecules," answered her son.
"I hope you will be very attentive
and practice constantly," said the
mother. "I tried to get your father
to wear one, but he could not keep it
in his ege."—Life.
of Hobart Will Take Charge Feb-
ruary 15th. Well Known Here.
E. L. "Jack" Hatchel, who estab-
lished the restaurant here known as
the English Kitchen, has leased the
business out for another year, to be-
come effective February the 15th,
when "Daddy" Hogan and wife of
Hobart will take charge.
"Jack", as everybody calls him, had
the building constructed in which the
restaurant is now located, and estab-
lished the present English Kitchen in
Cordell In an early day when Cordell
first began to build where It Is now.
All of these years he has established
a good business and made many
friendB, who regret to see him leave
the business at this time.
Mr. Hogan is well known here, and
is not by any means new In this line
of business, having been engaged in
it for a number of years, and it is ex-
pected that the business will be kept
"Jack" has not decided yet whether
he will go Into the oil business or do
nothing—being undecided which
would be the better Investment for
FOR SALE CHEAP.
Seven horses for sale on good terms.
One 8 yrs. old, weight about 1200 lbs;
One smooth mouth, weight about yoo
lbs; Four small mares and one colt.
See H. F. Tolliver, Farmers' National
Indianapolis News: In his address
before the Royal Academy of Science
at Rome, of which he was elected a
member, President Wilson spoke of
the function of science and its relation
to life. "There is," he said, "a Bense
in which the continuity of human
thought is in the care of bodies like
this," and "a serenity, a long view, on
the part of science, which seems to
be of no age, but to carry human
thought along from the elements of
passion." It is a noble ideal and one
which men of science have very often
realized. The study of physical phe-
nomena undoubtedly does have a
calming and broadening effect on the
human mind. For it is nothing less
than the pursuit of truth by men with
whom truth is the first consideration.
Men can not be prejudiced even in fa-
vor of their own phyotheses if they
are to be prepared to abandon them
when they no longer serve. Recog-
nizing all this, the President went
on to say:
"Therefore it Is, I dare say with
all men of science a matter of pro-
found regret and shame that science
should, in a nation which has made
science its. boast have been put to
such dishonorable usob In the recent
war. Every just mind must condemn
those who so debased the studies of
men of science as to use them against
humanity, and therefore, It is part of
your task and of ours to reclaim sci-
ence from this disgrace, to show that
she Is devoted to the advancement and
intdteBt of humanity, and not to its
embarrassment and destruction."
The indictment must stand. The
charge Is not that Germany uses sci-
ence in the prosecution of war, f6r
as long as war continues that will have
to be done. We must look to scien-
tists and inventors for the best guns,
ammunition, explosives, warships and
airplanes. There is a science of war
itself. It is, no doubt, a shame that
the greatest abilities and powerB of
men are thus turned to the destruction
rather than the safeguarding and de-
velopment of humanity. But that is
war. It is not peculiar to Germany. It
Is of the use of poisoned'gas, the dis-
semination of noxious germs, the
bombarding—from the sea and the
air—of open towns, the unrestricted,
submarine warfare, and the perfecting
of the incendiary process that the pres-
ident and other men are thinking.
Here indeed were the "triumphs" of
Nor are they the only ones. Psych-
ologists, philosophers and ethnologists
have built up a set of theories de-
signed ttUusitfy Germany's world am-
bitions, Bid to excuse—Indeed, to i
glorify—any methods adopted to real- j
Ize them. Thus science has allowed
itself to be degraded until it became I
the tool and slave of a base, wicked
and heartless autocracy. The com-
bination of modern science with med- i
ievai morals—or lack of them—is what j
has shocked the world. It surely is I
the duty of all to do what they can "to
reclaim science from this disgrace."
Also Help in Reconstruction
Work. Sunday Schools Busy.
Methodist churches all over the
Southern and Western States are wak-
ing up these days. April 27 to May 4
the M.E. Church South, will conduct
a drive for $35,000,000 with a view of
putting the work of the church on a
business basis while, at the same time
enabling it to shoulder Its responsi-
bility during the days when a world
is to he reconstructed. Out of the sum
of $35,000,000 the Sunday schools of
the church will contribute a good
quota, and the plan decided upon in
this connection is interesting.
Every Sunday school will be ex-
pected to make an offering for mis-
sions of an average of five cents a
month per pupil enrolled. As some
young people in the Sunday schools
will not be able to give even this small
amount, those who can give more than
this will do so, but five cents per
month per pupil is the regular allot-
ment for the Sunday schools, and this
pledge Is now being made by thous-
ands of Sunday schools. This sum
will be pledged for the forthcoming
five years, and no doubt will total $3,-
500,000 as the Sunday school contri-
bution to the Centenary.
Already Sunday school superintend-
ents in every city and town in the
Southern and Western States are ap-
pointing committees and getting ready
to go over the top in the great drive
of their Church.
Crop Failurue, Influenza, 8trenuou«
War Campaigns Given as Cause.
Examiner ia in Charge.
The Rev. C. E. Beach of Hobart,
Okla., will hold services in Clinton,
Okla., Sunday February 9th.
Holy Communion and sermon at 11
A. M. Evening prayer and sermon at
7:30 P. M. in the Presbyterian church
All communicants of the church are
urged to be with us, and the public in
general Is requested to attend.
The bishop remarked that some-
body had a blank, expressionless face,
■and the thoughtful printer rendered it
E. F. Plumlee was over from near
Cloud Chief Friday on business.
J. T. White, principal of the Lake
Valley consolidated schools, was in
Cordell Friday evening with his bas-
ket ball teams, coming to play the
The following letter was received
last week by Superintendent Cannon:
January, 28, 1919.
My Dear Superintendent:
I am delighted with the letters
which I have received in response to
my letter of January 21st with refer-
ence to the question of having the nor-
mal training students attend summer
school before issuing their certificates.
Every superintendent from whom I
have heard has defended his pupils
in a way which I like to have them do,
at the same time in nearly every case
they have indicted that it would be
better for the students to attend the
summer school and the only excuse
offered are that to require them to
attend school would be disappointing
and that many are not able to do so.
Both excuses, I consider as being
Every superintendent has given me
the plan by which he is overcoming
the lost time on account of the epi-
demic of Influenza and this is very
gratifying. It is true that the normal
training schools, without exception,
are the best high schools, and I think
in most caBes that the young people
from these high schools have made
good teachers. The one really dis-
appointing feature in the normal train-
ing high schools is that so many of
the students seem to forget that the
certificate which they receive carries
with it an obligation to attend col-
lege, at least, one full year by the
time it expires and before it can be
I am not going to break faith with
the normal training pupils. I am go-
ing to give them certificates at the
time of graduation upon the recom-
mendation of the superintendent. We
must use our good offices to encourage
better teachers for the rural schools,
and I want you to assist me by urg-
ing everyone of your pupils, where
possible, to attend one of the State
Normal Schools, or any Oklahoma in-
stitution where training for teachers
I wish that you would take time to
outline to your pupils what courses
you think they should take in the nor-
mal school or college the first year.
It would be well to get catalogs and
courses of study of the normal schools
and different colleges and have the
pupils familiarize themselves with
The school people are to be con-
gratulated for their masterly efforts in
trying to overcome the situation cre-
ated by the epidemic cf influenza.
R. H. WILSON.
State Superintendent of Schools.
News reached Cordell Friday thai
the First National Bank at Hobart
had failed and the doors were closed
to business Thursday night
The following is taken from the Ho
Crop failures, Influenza epidemic
strenuous war campaigns, and the con
ditions generally in the southwest dn«*
to the almost total crop failure in 1918,
are the contributing causes of the fail -
ure of the First National Bank to open
their doors for business as usual Fri
day morning, and the Institution at
which D. A. Scott la president, R. C.
Blackmer, vice-president, R. C. Ell-
edge. vice-president and O. B. Mother-
sead, cashier, is now in the hands of
National Bank Examiner Gaiter, who
took charge Thursday night.
The last statement issued by the
bank at the close of business, Decern -
ber 31, 1918, and published January 11.
showed the bank to have deposits of
$329,260,12 and loans and discounts
of $238,455.83, with cash in vault and
net amounts due from other banks of
Early in the month the directors
asked that the examiner be sent here
to make a check of the bank, and he
arrived here Thursday. After going
into conditions he ordered the bank
closed, until a complete check can be
made of the assets and liabilities. No
statement of the condition has been
made for publication. This bank like
others in the drought stricken area of
the southwest, was forced to carry
considerable past due paper and in-
terest, and failure to negotiate loans
to tide the bank over these strenuous
times, is believed to be the cause of
Last year the bank showed earn-
ings of $4,600, and the report at the
close of the year, Bhowed its condi
Hon to be sound financially. It is al-
so thought that if the bank 1b forced
to go through liquidation, the assets
will pay out dollor for dollar.
Both Messrs. Scott and Blackmer.
officers of the bank, also conducted a
farm loan agncy, operating offices in
Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, New Mex-
ico and Colorado. The bank holds
considerable of his paper, and Mr.
Blackmer when apprised of the con-
dition. turned additional paper Into
the bank. His move has also tempo-
rarily caused a cessation of the loan
Friday morning Mr. Blackmer stat-
ed that the contributing causa* at the
bank's closing was the inability to
get money through the usual
•nd the turning back of thousands of
dollars of their paper. Life insur-
ance companies, formerly a good oat-
let for this paper have been hard hit
by the "flu" epidemic, and turned bock
on the loan firm, loans aggr^aUfec
$75,000. Other hanks with which the
First National Bank did business also
turned some 930,000 worth of paper
The bank was enabled to take up this
paper, and officers were attempting to
place the paper elsewhere, whan the
A few days ago the bank had the
promise of the money to cover tide
amount, but a hitch in negotiations
came at a time that proved fatal.
The Intimation that some of the
paper might be forged was emphatic-
ally denied by Mr. Blackmer, who
said the paper was in possession at
Mr. Scott for sale In the east. Part
of the collateral was placed Friday,
but in what amounts is not known
here at this time. The paper left the
bank, but receipts for each loan and
the amount in the files shows where
the paper went.
"Do you take exercises after your
"Yes; I generally step on the soap
as I get out"—Portland Evening Ex -
A. M. Beets went to Kansas City
Friday on business. He expects to
return Monday to be present for court
which convenes Monday.
Washington. Jan. 30.—Legislation to
Increase the salaries of Federal Dis-
trict Judges to $7,500 a year and Cir-
cuit Judges to $8,500 a year was com-
pleted and sent to the White House
today with the adoption of a confer-
once report by the State.
County Agent Dan Diehl made a
trip out near Foss Friday to look at a
herd of Shorthorns owned by Riley
William C. Branam, who went into
the service early in 1918, going into
the Spruce section work at Vancouver
Barracks Washington, was discharged
at Camp Funston and came home
Thursday night. Most of the Washita
county boys who went into this service
have been discharged and arrived at
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Anderson, A. W. The Herald-Sentinel. (Cordell, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 18, Ed. 1 Monday, February 3, 1919, newspaper, February 3, 1919; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc169684/m1/1/: accessed November 18, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.