The Davis News (Davis, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 25, 1917 Page: 1 of 10

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OFFICIAL PAPER FOR MURRAY OOUNTY
DAVIS OKLAHOMA THURSDAY OCTOBER 25 1917
VOL XXIV— NUMBER 4
$100 A YEAR
Voting Contest
Beginning Nov 1st we will
give with every purchase of 5 cts
or more (except repair work)
voting coupons to be voted for
the three most popular unmarried
ladies in Davis and surrounding
country On January 1st we will
give the one who has received
the most votes 1 diamond ring
valued at $5000 the one who has
received the second largest num-
ber of votes we will give a brace-
let watch valued at $2250 and
the one who has the third largest
number of votes will receive a
diamond lavalliere valued at $15
It takes an initial purchase of
$100 to nominate The Rex
We have just re-
ceived a large ship-
ment of
Jno B Stetson
HATS
Come in and in-
spect them
R R SHAFFER
MARTIN GROCERY CO
(Successors to Kay & Martin)
EVERYTHING IN THE GROCERY LINE
Flour and Feed
A good line of Tinware Glassware and Racket Goods
Big stock and prices right To reduce the high cost
of living TRADE WITH US
Shoes Hats Caps Gloves
Dry Goods Etc
And a Full Line of
STAPLE AND FANCY
Groceries!
rm
BBWIW3BB
Phone 122
DAVIS
How Much is Bob-White
Worth?
A well known writer has figur-
ed the worth of bob-white as fol-
lows: A dead bob-white supplies a
few mouthfuls of meat four of
them dressed weigh a pound
which counted at the same rate
as chickens is 25 cents for four
Now as to a live bob-white A
toad eats 3200 insects a year and
has been estimated by various au-
thorities to be worth from $2
each to $5 and even $1988 to the
farmer ‘A bob-white eats 75000
insects a year— just twenty-three
times as many as the toad If a
toad is worth $5 a bob-white is
worth $115 But to be very con-
servative and place the value of
the bob-white at only $5 it is
found that four bob-whites dead
are worth 25 cents alive and eat-
ing insects they are worth $20
In this day with a food short-
age threatened the ravages of
the insects among farm crops
must be stopped Eating bob-
whites is like killing the goose
which laid the golden egg for a
bit of meat next year’s crop is
sacrificed
Corn for Sale
We have several cars of corn
and oats bought for November
shipment Any one needing corn
may do well to see us as corn
may be higher later in the sea-
son This will be all shelled and
shipped in bulk Davis & Ellis
Money to Loan
If in need of money on farm
property I am in a position to
make you a loan in one of the
biggest loan companies in Okla-
homa Boyd B Horsman
Sulphur Okla
WHS IW
Free Delivery
OKLA
IlDveilingJast Sunday
Sunday was a pretty day and a
large crowd gathered at Green
Hill cemetery to witness the un-
veiling ceremony by the Wood-
men of the World Monuments
over the graves of deceased Sov-
ereigns P P Hunter Aubrey
Wilson W M Buckley Will T
Manar and R R Roberson were
unveiled
Twenty or twenty-five mem-
bers of the Woodmen camp at
Pauls Valley came down dressed
in khaki uniforms and took part
in the ceremonies The poem
“O why should the spirit of mor-
tal be proud?” was beautifully
recited by Miss Burgenia Kelly
Judge F B Swank district
judge was the orator of the oc-
casion and his remarks were ap-
propriate and impressive He
spoke of the growth of the Wood-
men of the World the good the
Order has done and is doing the
many ways it benefits a man by
becoming a member and pointed
out a man’s duty to his family
and dependants His address
made a favorable impression both
with the Sovereigns and the gen-
eral public
Only Two Called Oct 27
County Clerk Floyd Dotson in-
forms us that only two Murray
county boys who went to Camp
Travis have been turned down
on account of physical disabili-
ties They are: Wm Oscar Bu-
chanan of Sulphur and Jesse Coll
of Dougherty
On Oct 27th the date for the
next call for drafted men to en-
ter active service only two are
called from Murray county They
are negroes: Charley Harris and
Jas Henry Hamilton They will
be sent to Chillicothe Ohio where
from 1300 to 1500 will be sent
from this state It is not known
when another call will be made
Liberty Bonds
Buy a Liberty bond We will
help you buy First State Bank
Honor Roll
Thefollowing names constitute
the honor roll of the high school
for the first period:
Distinction list— 1st Seymour
Adler 2d Elizabeth Pattison and
Blanch French 3d Rosa Mc-
Pherson Seniors — Elizabeth Pattison
Blanch French Gladys Hutchins
Ruth Kennedy Addie Bell Ware
Richard Morton Jennie Owen
Juniors— Seymour Adler By-
ron Brown Burgenia Kelly Lee
Martin Mary Russell
Sophomore— FrankMcPherson
Freshmen — Rosa McPherson
Marion Draughon Georgie
Quarles
R E West Supt
Benevolent Society
The Christian Benevolent So-
ciety met Tuesday Oct 16 with
Mrs John Myers
It was decided not to have the
dinner on Thanksgiving as was
announced some time ago
A pleasant hour was spent in
reading sewing and conversa-
tion after which delicious refresh-
ments were served by the hostess
assisted by her daughter Miss
Irene The next meeting will be
at the home of Mrs J C Luster
Oct 30th Reporter
Needlework Club
The Needlework Club spent a
very pleasant afternoon withMrs
M E Russell Everyone is very
busy knitting and the afternoon
went quickly by We were called
to order by our president and 14
members answered to roll call
after which we adjourned to
meet with Mrs Satterfield Nov 2
Know the Truth About Food
and the War
All the blood all the heroism
all the money all the munitions
in the world will not win this
war unless our allies and the peo-
ple behind them are fed
They will not be fed and our
sacrifices of blood and money will
be in vain and a great cause will
sustain a great injury unless ev-
ery citizen in his home each day
stands guard over the nation’s
supply of wheat meat fats and
sugar
A nation wide campaign start-
ing October 28 and lasting until
November 4 will be conducted
for the purpose of pledging every
man woman and child in the
country to aid personally this
food conservation movement The
campaign in Oklahoma will be
conducted by women men and
school teachers in an effort to
get 1200000 signers
No one is asked to eat less food
But every one should Bign the
food card pledge to substitute
corn rice barley rye fish and
vegetables for wheat meat sug-
ar and dairy products Help win
the war
An Apt Comparison
“The farmer who lets his ma-
chinery rust and rot and be scat-
tered about all over the place is
no better than the soldier who
lets his rifle barrel get choked
with mud and has lost his bayo-
net” is one of John Field’s apt
statements in an Oklahoma Far-
mer editorial urging farmers to
to put their implements in good
repair at once and keep them so
until used again “Farmers are
soldiers of the soil now ” he con-
tinues “and they cannot afford
torieglect their equipment any
more than the soldiers of the
trenches can’’
Postoffice Notice
Beginning Nov 2d 1917 all
letters or first-class mail will re-
quire 3 cents per oz or a frac-
tion of an oz except those to be
delivered at the office where it is
mailed or on routes from said of-
fice will be 2 cents for each oz
All postal cards 2c Don’t forget
this and have your mail held up
at postoffice W F Parker
Postmaster
Notice
Hall Smith a former Davis cit-
izen who now lives at San Anto-
nio sends the following notice:
“If any of my friends come to
Camp Travis San Antonio and
happen to want to see me just
take the west end car and get off
at Brazos street and come south
a little over a block to 713
“Hall Smith”
Statement
Statement of the ownership
and management of Davis News
published weekly at DavisOkla
required by the act of Congress
of August 4 1912
Name of Editor Publisher and
Owner— Fay L Crossett
Mortgagees and other security
holders— None
Signed FayL Crossett
Sworn to and subscribed before
me this 15th day of Oct 1917
VV N Lewis
Notary Public
My commission expires Nov28
1920
Bruce Whittaker and Ernest
Cochran have purchased the gro-
cery business of W B Cochran
and will take charge of the store
the first of November MrCoch-
ran who retires from the grocery
business has been a resident and
actively engaged in business in
Wynnewood for many years—
New Era
See our line of neckwear
Stedman & Dotson
Selecting Cotton for Seed
In the fall before the first
picking go through the field and
select plants conforming more
nearly to the type you have in
mind for the variety youare grow-
ing As a rule the type of cotton
plant best adapted to Oklahoma
conditions is one that has the
limbs coming off close to the
ground The joints on the main
stem and branches should be close
together that is the internodes
should be should be short and the
fruiting limbs should grow in
successive joints There should
be few vegetative limbs The
bolls should be of medium size
containing five locks storm re-
sistant and easy to pick There
should be a large number of bolls
to the stalk The lint should be
of good quality uniform in length
and for upland short staple cot-
ton the lint should be 1 1-16 in
long The linting per cent should
run from 32 to 40 per cent When
the farmer goes into the field to
select bolls he should carry a cot-
ton sack with him and when he
finds a desirable stalk he should
pick only well-opened bolls from
the center of the stalk All bolls
from the top of the stalk and ends
of the limbs should be rejected
for the chances are they are im-
mature Cotton for seed should
not be taken from the last pick-
ing or immature bolls The cot-
ton bagged for seed should be
stored until the whole crop is gin-
ned and should then be ginned
separately and stored where it
will not be mixed with other seed
Circular No 37 of the Oklahoma
A and M College Extension Di-
vision gives full description of
methods of improving cotton by
seed selection
Fanners will find that it will
pay as well to select seed and im-
prove the crops as it will to im-
prove their livestock Yields per
acre can be increased greatly by
planting seed that has been care-
fully selected and improved—
Professor M A Beeson Depart-
ment of Agronomy Oklahoma A
and M College Stillwater
Notice
I will preach at the Christian
church Sunday at 11 a m on
“Church Building” who built
the church where and when was
it built? At night at 8 p m my
subject will be “Casting Out Dev-
ils” were there many devils or
just one devil? Everybody wel-
come Respectfully
S E Kennedy
THE UNIVERSAL CAR
Eventually a
FORD
Why not Now ?
PLACE YOUR ORDER TODAY
SAM P HALE’S
GARAGE
Ford Authorized Sales and Service
!The Home of Accurate TimckepcnAj
CUT GLASS
For Christinas Gifts
Every lady is a lover of Cut
Glass Nothing more beau-
tiful for decorating the tab-
le and nothing you can buy
which will be more appre-
ciated for a Christmas gift
We have the most complete line
of Rich Cat Glass in the city
Our selection of Novelty
Jewelry Watches Diamonds
Silverware Ivory and in
fact anything you would ex-
pect to find in a Jewelry
store is the best we have
ever shown
KAY’S
Qulitjr Higher thu Price
Oct 30lli at Sulphur
The doctor who cured so many
people in Southern Kansas and
Northern Oklahoma several years
ago will be at Artesian Hotel in
Sulphur
Tuesday October 30th
from 9 to 4
One day every four weeks
All persons who have ailments
or infirmities that have baffled the
skill of the family physician are
invited to call
Examination free
Walnut Logs
I am in the market for walnut
logs in car load lots fob cars on ’
any railroad and pay highest
market price C A Moore
Durant Okla
For Sale or Trade for a Larg-
er Farm near Davis
One house and lot 75x140 feet
where Tom Greer now lives one
30-acre farm all in cultivation
well-improved Washita Valley
land one mile from Davis See
Jim Ellis or
Burrse Rea
Posted
My place is posted and no pe-
can gathering will be allowed
Trespassers will be prosecuted
Mat Wolf
Phone 24 for good groceries

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