The Nowata Star (Nowata, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 9, 1917 Page: 1 of 8

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From Tuesday’ Daily
The county exemption board this
'morning started the selection of the
men who will make up Nowata coun-
ty’s quota to go to Fort Sill for mili-
tary training next month and later to
go to France to fight for the princi-
ples of democracy for which the
United States is righting
Among the group of men gathered
at the court house this morning for
physical examination there was
noticeable a willingness to serve the
country on the firing line although in
many cases the desire was tempered
by the thought of wife and children
who would be left behind
The whole proceeding went off
without any excitement The men
waited in the corriders of the court
house until they were called when
they would go into the county com-
missioners room and the doctors
would make the examination The
examination is rigid which accounts
for the number discharged which at
noon today was ten out of thirty-
' eight examined Those who have
taken the physical examination think
that very few of the quota from this
county will be turned down by the
army surgeons on the final physical
examination The doctors took on
an average of from ten to fifteen
minutes for the examination In cases
where the examining doctor did not
pass the man being examined he was
examined by another doctor If the
second doctor did not pass the man
lie was discharged as physically dis-
qualified Of the twenty-eight men who
passed the 'physical test seventeen
claimed exemptions All of the claims
for exemption were based on depend
ents M W Shufeldt assisted the
exemption boards by taking care of
'the applications for exemptions while
T G Dailey of Lenapah helped the
doctors by filling out the blanks as
they called the results of their ex-
aminations The doctors who made
the examinations were Dr J P Sud-
derth the physician member of the
exemption board Dr L T Strother
Dr J Ed Brookshire all of this city
and Dr J G Thomas of Alluwe
Many of the young men gathered
- in the corridor seemed to feel that a
claim for exemption would be of no
use in their cases and one stalwart
young fellow evidently from the rural
districts when asked if he had claimed
exemptions after passing the physical
examination said “No I am ready
for a lot of free transportation and
a ride in a sea-going hack” Another
said that he considered that about all
of those who passed the examinations
would go to France and he asserted
with some heat that if he went across
the ocean to the trenches that he
wanted “to kill a whole batch of those
(deleted by censor) Germans who
caused him to make the trip”
Some of those who passed the phys-
ical examination were very much
pleased while others were plainly
worried when the doctors announced
them as being physically fit
The work of examination Is going
steadily forward this afternoon and
as the doctors and assistants become
accustomed to the work much faster
progress is being made
From Wednesday's Daily
The examination of tihe second
group of 00 men to be called to make
-up Nowata county’s quota of 135
men is being held today at the court
house and at noon the percentage of
those disqualified for physical rea-
sons was far below that shown by the
-figures Tuesday noon Of 38 men
examined this morning 30 passed the
examination Of those who passed
18 claimed exemptions The board
is making better progress with the
examinations today and it is thought
' that by 4 o’clock this afternoon at
the latest the last man of the second
group will be examined
The good speed made this morning
is accounted for by the fact that the
doctors are growing accustomed to
the routine of the examination As
each man enters the room he is taken
-to a closet where he strips he then
marches to a table where -the exami-
ner takes his statement as to his phai-
cal condition He is then weighed and
measured after which the examiner
goes over the body for defects The
eyes and ears are then tested and if
the man is found to be deficient he
is examined by a second physician
if the second physioian concurs with
the first the man is discharged If
he is found to be physically qualified
-for military service he is so certified
to the board
On Tuesday the board finished with
its work late in the afternoon and an-
nounced the results as follows :Num-
:ber examined 78 Discharged for
physical disqualifications 22 Passed
56 Of the 56 who passed 85 filed
claims for exemption
The names of those who passed
with their serial number follows:
258 — Leo Deavenport
854 — Richard M Webber
1456— William H Everett
783 — Barney Madden
1117 — Charles Maple
837 — Joseph H Sewell
275— B C Hurd
609 — Ed Corfman
1185 — James A Highfield
945 — Leonard 0 Cassity
1267 — George C Ellington
1495— George D Sterling
126 — Samuel Floyd Harvey
1237— William S Sanders
1369 — Harry Smith
373 — Cyrus W Foster ' )
1266 — Alden B Capps
775 — Asia A Lee
486 — Charley E Rose
810 — Harry Rogers
607 — Frank Campbell
309 — Arnold B Pence
604 — Thomas H Morris
43 — Floyd Matheson
1264 — Roy E Cooner
1066 — George W NesL i ’
924 — George W Chaney
420— Vernon S Plecker
1178 — Clarence E Holbrook
433 — John T Smith
10 — Robert R Clemmons
1031 — Nelson Ross
1331 — Clyde King
487 — John A Ragsdale
1282— Ervin McWhirt-
1323 — Arthur Hittinger
797 — William Lee Murphy
140 — Joseph F Journeycake
1236-LRoy Stockton
432 — Joss E Russom
652 — O W Axton
927 — Walter Freeman
739 — E L Hendricks
601 — George A Mitchell
1146 — Porter Braden
1396— W L Gilliland
513 — Byron Ray Darling
1020 — John F Knisley
1441 — Frank Washington
117— Cliff Gibson
390 — Eldo Hollingsworth
75 — Clarence Alberty
721 — Carl F Giser
1419 — Horace H Register
1476 — Richard Lowrey
280 — Brinton E Kelley
From Thursday’s Daily
'The County Exemption Board an-
nounced this morning that it would
call 180 more men or those whose
call numbers run from 271 to 450 in-
clusive for physical examination for
the national army on Wednesday
August 15 and Thursday August 16
After considering the number who
have been disqualified and the num-
ber claiming exemptions the board
decided that it would be necessary to
examine two more groups of 60 men
each to secure the necessary quota of
135 men from this county From pre-
sent indications those whose call
number is larger than 450 will not be
called at the first draft
The examination of the third group
of 90 is going on today but as there
were only two doctors present this
morning the work was slow Shortly
before noon there had been 24 ex-
amined of whom 19 passed the physi-
cal examination and five failed It
is probable that the board will be late
today on account of the lack of assist-
ance this morning
The doctors examined 79 men
Wednesday of which number 61 pass-
ed and 18 were disqualified by their
physical condition Of those who
passed the physical examination 35
claimed exemptions the proportion of
claims for exemption running about
the same as the day before The
board had plenty of doctors to assist
them Wednesday and the day’s quota
was finished earlier than on Tuesday
Those who passed the physical ex-
amination Wednesday follows
1292 — Phillip Strong
972 — Clarence Keith
983 — Frank Robert Martin
767 — Ira Elmer Lord
868 — Menzo Elton Clark
832 — Ermille George Witter
642 — Jim Marler "
194 — Fred Arnold Sharp
874— David French
662 — Walter Pettit
298— Roby Earl McLain
1294— Robert Harmon Akers
1354 — Everett Reynolds
843— Clyde Brent
982 — David Walter McKibbon
15 — Ira Courtney Cook
905 — Harry Lee Stierwalt
933— Louis Martin
462 — George Adair !
630 — Grover Hampton
809— Claude Lee Roberts
1114 — Claude McPikm £
645— Otis Sigler -
218— Frank Welch
620— Harry O Bolen
1334 — Jester Mortimer Loomis-
650— John W Parker
674 — Albert Young '
31 — Jesse L Hancock '
882 — Harry Raymond Hinee
677 — William Sherman Bullen
625— Jake Gee
1417 — John Homer Price
760 — Earl Roland Ice ' -56
— Charles Arthur Roberts
792— Charles Arch Melton
6 — Frank Small Boyd
54 — Joseph Ernest Roberts
549 — Charles E Pepper
1132 — Harry Abslen Webster ’
440 — Bill Smith
1485— Clarence U Morris
741— William Theodore Hairgrove
711— William David Eddingfield
1022 — Philip Otha Linn
841— Cy T Thurston - - ’
638— Ute Losorto
1032 — Lewis Efton Sanders
623 — Charles C Coonrad 1
269 — Russell Gibson 2
685— Bert Roscoe Casto 1 t
1141 — Harry Lee Atheson '
335 — Edmond A Worley ' "
493 — George J3cott ' ’
1358 — Matt Elroy Raymer
923 — Benjamin F Cunningham -
341— Frank Boley
1366— John Edwin Snow
970— Charles J Hollingsworth
1466— John B Eaton i
Wivos Should Work Again
By United Press
Washington Aug 9 — Wives who
worked in factories and offices be-
fore marriage should again seek em-
ployment to release their husbands
for military service Provost Marshal
Crowder officially suggested today
The officials have ordered a strict
investigation on every dependency
claim for exemption
Tahlequah Okla Aug' 9 — (Spe
cial) — So far as is known not a full-
blood Cherokee who has been called
by the draft will claim an exemption
but all are ready and willing to fight
for the United States The most of
the Cherokees drafted are sons of
men who saw service in the Civil war
and they consider it an honor to be
allowed to fight for the flag
Mrs C T Babb and children will
leave tonight for Spokane Wash
near where the members of the Babb
family will make their home Mrs
Babb has been in ill health for some
time and a change of climate was
deemed necessary Mr Babb will
follow as soon as he can close up his
business affairs here
OUR sale of Women’s Misses' and Child -rens
' Low Shoes Pumps and White'
Fabric Shoes
Here is an opportunity to buy the smartest of
new styles at a remarkable saving
in real money
Ladies Low Shoes and Pumps - - $248 to $548
Misses' Slipper sand White Boots $148 to $225
Children's Slipperr and White Shoes 79c to $165
Women's White Canvas 00 QO
Boots and Oxfords - - V“vO
By United Press
Paris July 25 (By mail) — Franc
has abandoned her proposed Tivil mo-b-lisation
The new move is taken to
mean in many quarters that the Ribot
government has the war situation so
well in hand that it will not be neces-
sary to draft French citizenry be-
tween the ages of 16 and sixty for
war work War work will remain
voluntary in France
The dark economic cloud accom-
pained by sinister rumors of a bad
winter to come following the fuel
shortage of 1916-17 has also been
shunted to an inconspicuous place on
the horizon Paris has the word of
the Prefect of the Department of the
Seine that the great metropolis will
not feel the pinch of either hunger or
cold during the coming winter This
official announces that the coal sup-
ply is assured and that food supplies
will be plentiful The condition which
caused Parisiens to stand in line be-
fore food emporiums and coal yards
will be forestalled he declares and
thereby emphasing that France is
suffering no great amount of worry
over the ravages of German sub-
marines Another piece of good news eman-
ates today from the Ministry of Com-
merce to the effect that Parisians will
soon be supplied with “National Foot-
gear” and “National Clothing” This
promises to be a real boon for modest
purses as shoe leather has finally
aviated to prohibitive prices The
average price for re-soling a pair of
shoes is now ten franc — about$2 —
which is more than double pre-war
tax Men pay about R10 for a good
pair of shoes and ladies must pay
about 815 if they want the mode
The French National shoe will cost
about 25 franc or $5 wear and com-
fort will be guaranteed but style will
not It will be the National style
Fancy footgear will however con
tinue on sale for those who want to
pay the price
The “National Cloth” will be
guaranteed Iky i the government of
good quality in various 'shades kt
nominal price There will also pro-
bably be some check on greedy tail
ora who will attempt to charge too
much for tailoring the National pro-
duct i
Emery Texas Aug 9 — More
than a score of men from the farms
and towns of Bain county have been
arrested by the county and federal
authorities charged with conspiracy
to resist the draft A large supply of
ammunition and rifles was captured
Conine & Mayer
"Quality— Service”
nillic TODAY
By United Press
Kansas City Mo Aug 9— Twenty-one
hundred conductors employed
by the street car company were out
on strike here at noon today There
has been no cars operated the last
twenty-four horus despite the promise
of the company that cars would be
in operation in certain districts this
The general agent of the company
is making no more promises am to
when cars will be in operation The
agent denied the report that the
company had sent to Chicago for 800
strike breakers and stated that
the company would employ only re-
liable men
The men at the power plant are
being kept under guard and no one
is allowed to enter the plant without
a permit from the company or the
police If the strikers could persuade
the employes at the plant to join the
strike the company would be power-
less as there would be no power with
which to run the cars
For the most part the general pub-
lic is riding in taxis jitneys trucks
and all of the other means of reliev-
ing the situation which have been
pressed into service or is walking to
business -or work fhere is very little
grumbling and as perfect order is
maintained the public sentiment
seems to be on the side of the strikers
By United Press
Kansas City Mo Aug 9— Wheat
— Receipts 146 cars market lower
No 2 hard $280288
Com — Market lower No 2 white
Washington Aug 9— With the
first draft of America’s citizen sol-
diers only three weeks off the gov-
ernment is today preparing to resist
any legal assaults on the selective
service law It is assured that the
point of the constitutionality of the
measure will be raised by Emma Gold-
man and other Socialists and to de-
feat any such attempt the govern-
ment is making full preparation for
the expected case
The officials will be prepared to
prove that the drafted men may be
legally sent over the sea and the mili-
tary authorities say that the law will
stand any assaults if the test comes
If the matter is taken into the courts
everything else will give way to it
and the supreme court will advance
the case on the docket and render a
decision quickly
Both houses of congress rested to-
day preparatory to starting the final
session of the war congress Friday
The leaders hope to adjourn by Sep-
tember 15 at the latest The senate
tomorrow will begin consideration of
the two billion seven hundred million
dollar revenue tax bill and it is ex-
pected that the measure will pass
with a few minor changes The trad-
ing with the enemy act and the ap-
propriation deficiency bill are still be-
ing considered Night sessions will
probably be held on the revenue bill
Bar Reservation Indians
By United Press
Washington Aug 9— It is prob-
able that the on hr persons of draft
age who will hot be allowed ho enter
the new national army will be the
blanket Indians on the reservations
Government officials question the ad-
visability of allowing the reservation
Indians to join the army which is go-
ing to Europe There are hundreds
of Americanized Indians who are elig-
ible for service but those on the res-
ervations are government wards and
not citizens of the United States
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Sapulpa Okla Aug 6 — Declar-
ing information had come to him that
a draft rebellion was smouldering in
Creek county and that there was not
a minute to be lost Sheriff John
Woofter issued a hurried call late last
night for 100 men to volunteer their
service for summons at a minute’s
notice The sheriff stipulated that
crack shots and those versed in han-
dling firearms were wanted first
"I cannot divulge my source of in-
formation or go into details" the
sheriff said “but from what I have
heSrd and seen during a visit to dif-
ferent communities in the county to-
day I believe I am justfied in calling
for a company of vigilantes to assist
in preserving law and order and put-
ting down the treason”
Within an hour after the sheriff
had issued the call more than a score
of volunteers several of them old-
time “bad man ” hunters' had pre-
sented themselves at his office and
received commissions -as special of-
ficers Rifles and shotguns are to
be given the men A given signal
will call the organization together
within a few minutes
By United Press
Washington Aug 9 — The state
department today received official
confirmation of the reported bar-
barism of a submarine commander
following the sinking of the steamer
Belgian Prince
The commander of the submarine
forced members of the crew of the
Belgian Prince who had climbed on
the deck of the submarine to strip
off their clothes and then after
closing the hatches had submerged
and left the men struggling in the
' It is not known what representa-
tions the state department may make
in the matter of this most recent ex-
ample of German frigbtfulness

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