Canadian Valley Record (Canton, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 20, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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adian Valley Keeord
CANTON. BLAINE COUNTY, OKLA., DECEMBER 20, 1917.
Canton School Notes.
The basket ball fame with
Oakwood wag a fast game, and
alto a victory forue. The xcore
being 40 to 10 in favor of "Old
Canton High " c
If the Eighth Grade can't
•land to hear ''dumb beads" re-
cite we think (hey better stay
is their own room, for gcodnt>s
knows, they Were unwelcome
Some improvement has been
made in the High school room.
The pupils helped decorate the
boards and you will soon see
snowy white curtains at each of
Talk about thcFreahies need*
ing an an alarm clock, what
about thhe Junior*? Alter say-
ing we needed one, we nAticed
that the Junior's reporter and
also the president were tardy
quite a few times after that.
On Friday December 21, our
Basket ball boys will go to
Thomas and play a game. Can-
ton intends to win this time.
Canton, £kla., 19, 1917.
Dear Santa: Plesae remember
the "Sophs" of the Canton High
School with plenty o? candy,
orangea and APPLES, as we
learned they like them, especial-
Yours most "truly,
The Freshies of the Canton
High School wish you one and
all a Merry Chri>tmas and a
very Happy New Year, snd hope
Banta Claus will remember yon
with, many ntcotfcjafs.
From Tb$ Caftipi
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CaigP Kearny, Cal
Miss lma Chromster.
Deai Friend Ima: Your most
interesting letter received a few
days ago. Thia is Saturday P.
M. and ttmst all pMlre-boyafrom
this battery have gone down to
the City but as I was, or am so
far behind with my correspon-
dence thought I had better stay
and catch up or P will nut get
sny mail in the future. And maii
in the army is juat as important
and essential as your meals, "ha
ha." You aak me to tell you
something about Camp Kearny.
There is not a great deal to tell
about it. But will giye'you an
outline the best I can. There is
considerably over 30,000>oldit rs
here at present and more coming
all the time. Thf entiurxamp. is
nearlv as large as Wichita.
There is three regiments of ar-
tillery here with approximately
2.000 men to the regiment.
the rest mostly infancy, with a
regiment or two olmachine gun
companira. The camp is 6 miles
from the beach and48 milcS'from
San Diago The regimen t~l- m
in is located on thu extreme east
side of the camp. EacJ regiment
has about 1.000 head of horses
"That is each regiment of artil
lery." they use them tto haul the
big guns. Six horses and three
drivers to each gun. It takes 190
men to keep four guns going
when they are in action The
only weapon we carry in the
srti'lery ic a pistol (automatic
38. colts)-*ttd a bolo. (boloia%
big heavy knife about 16 inches
long and weighs about 2i lbs or
uear that and is carried in a
scabbert and I believe would be a
weapon at close fighting.
With best regards to all, I
am, Yours truly,
F. A. Simmons.
Red Croft Drive
Beginning December 17th and
closing on Christmas Eve the
tfed Cross of the United States
«ill inaugurate m drive for fif-
teen million members. The
uemberehip fee in* 1.00 and P*y*
he annual duea tor the year
1918. Each person who pays a
iollar ia entitled to a aervice
fl<Mr*rbich will be hu«c in the
ront window at bis home Christ-
maa Eve. At 730 P. M. a light-
ed candle ia to be placed behind
«rch service flag so that all who
paw may see who thn. members
of the Red Croak are. 4?he ser-
vice flag ia white with' a blue
GET YOUR SERVICE FLAG NOW
A drive is being made all over
the United States for an ad-
ditional membership of Ten Mil-
lion to the Red Cross. The
Campaign will close Dec. 24th.
If you are not already a member
do your duty by having a Service
Flag in jour window with a
light behind it on Christmas Eve.
BANK OF CANTON.
MERRY CHRIST HAS]
For each additMff
member of the family who joins
an additional cross is pasted on
Acommittee haafeeen appoint-
ed from every Red Cross organ-
isation in Blaine county and
eacheuch organisation will con-
duct ita campaign for members
from ita headqnartera. Itia the
intention to solicit every person
in this county for memberehip
and committeea are eapecially
requested to note the particular
reaaona for any person's refus-
ing to join.
Each branch chapter in Blaine
county-will be permitted to Ye*
tain one-half of the membership
fee, the other half being seqt to
aational headquarters at Wash-
ington . The officers of the local
Red Croaa chapter are: H. J.
Fleming, chairman; H. Burcli,
Vice Chairman; W. H. Ballard,
Secretary; C. I. Buch, Treas.
Hnwaiin Singer Players
Hockwald& Pughe's Hawaiian
entertainera will fill a nights
engagement at the Canton Opera
Houae Monday nigiit, December
24, immediatelv after the Christ-
4naa *ree and program.
They come to our city recom>
mended aa being one of the best
troupea o* native Hawaiians ev-
er brought to thia country.
They preaent a varied program
of vocal and instrumental music
and dancing, interspersed with
We want a car load of poultry
Saturday and Monday Dec. 22nd
and 24th only. We will have a
car on the track here and will
pay the following pricea.
Hens per lb 17±c
Stags per lb ,11c
Roosters per lb _.10c
Poultry must be rree of feed at
CANTON PRODUCE QO.
date the patron-
past year. If
you are not one
of our many sat-
this an invitation
to become one.
Cm DRUG STORE..
Tht Kmc sf lyal lisdin
We have some
that would beM
nice Xmas gift-
Also some good snappy
books. Latest topios on
The War. Read "Over
The Top,, and "Some-
where In Franoe."
We extend to
the people of
Canton and vi-
cinity die Com-
plements pf the
U.S. BURNS, Prop
TI. S. BURNS JR.,Mgr.
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Bain, R. E. Canadian Valley Record (Canton, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 20, 1917, newspaper, December 20, 1917; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc176196/m1/1/: accessed February 27, 2020), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.