Canadian Valley Record. (Canton, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 21, 1918 Page: 1 of 8
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CANTON, BLAINE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, NOVEMBER It, J918
Our Soldier Boys
France, Oct. 11, 1918.
I will write a line today. I
just pulled through another sev-
eral days of tough fighting (1
was more fotunate than a lot ot
of the boys). We are back ol
the lines now. but still wi^hii
sound of the battle- They ar-
still forcing them back slowly
We are still expecting to ye
back to the real and get pay<v
and some rest. I am going o>
six months now without raonev
but everyone feels that the mor.
we hammer at the Hun the short
tr the war will be asdthe quick
er we cau get home. They tri.
U gjt me this time pretty her .
once 1 was hit on the nip with .
piece of scrapnell, but it onl>
bruised a little place and anothe
time a fellow and 1 went out to
try and piGk up a couple of outo-
inatic ri flee, and we got too far
out in No Mass Land or rather
too near the Boche lines and
were fired on. The ether fellow
was killed and I got a bullet
through my helmet which just
cut the scalp on top of my head.
I jsuped into a little shallow
hole and to lay there from cine
•'clock in the inorniug until dark
when I worked my way back to
•ur lines. Qou can just imagine
about how glad I wasio get back
too, after all day withont even
being able to turn over or move
in any way and with three or
four dead Boche* ane one Amer-
ican for company.
Say-i it begins to look good,
doesn't it, at least they want to
talk peace anyway. I was ex-
pecting some mail this time
when we came out, but there
wasn't a thing. How are you
and the Ford making it? Is
Frank still there? Tell him I
will write as soon as I can.
Well, I will close for now
Say, if my name is in the casu-
alty list «his time, don't worry,
as 1 am O. K. I don't know that
I will be listed as I dids't have
tb go to the hospital. Good bye,
love to all, as ever,
Cp\. Art Simmons,
Co. A. 23rd Inf., A. K. F.
"Carry 0 "
Is the cry of Private Glen E.
Leslie, now in active fighting on
the western front. Letter should
put shame into hearts of those at
home. Have we done our best,
as he believes?
The following letter from Pri-
'ate Glen E. Leslie, graduate of
ihe Cherokee High School, who
ived for many years in this com-
■uuiity contains a wonderful
ibute to the folk* at home, and
that this is pretty much of a fif-
ty-fifty proposition after all.
When I came in the "Y" here
to read the Republican I was
tired. I had gone forty-eight
hours with almost no sleep. Ii
was tired iu body and spirit.;
Now I feel that I haye new
strength and new courage, for I
have read a message from "Mine
own People," "CARRY ON."
Gi.kn 15, Leslie,
ie whieh we must a*k ourselves jCo' B> 343 M* G P>"-' A' F
hether or not we deserve. We "From Cherokee Republican,
link how our boys
e trusting to ue to "cirry on,"
i is bound to give us a feeling
Camp Logan, Texas.
Nevember i, 1918.
f shame to think that efter all | K' y Dear Father ahd Mother:
> said, we do so little. Read
ais letter, and ask yourself
whether you are "carrying on."
France, Sept 27, 1918.
lr. Walter Ferguson,
Cherokee, Okla., U. S. A.
I have j ust finished reading the
Republican of August 23rd. It
was waiting here when we re-
turned from a trip to the front,
i trip that tired our bsdies sore-
\j and tested our "gutV thor-
oughly, and I am moved to ex-
press my gratitude to you for the
inspiration to fresh effort that it
lias inspired me with.
Perhaps it has never occurred
I will try and answer vourj
msst kind and welcome letter j 1
which was received last evening,'
aud was sure glad to hear from !
How is everybody up that way?'
Mother dear, I do hope you are
well and getting better fast. Ij
am well and enjoying army life
fine. The army life was most,
inconvenient at first but you
know it is that way with every-
body, I don't care who it is. It j
a body takes to liking it wlienj
iu first comes, he has no trouble ;
whatever afterwards. IwBssur-;;
prised at myself at tlie way 11 '
have taken to liking it. I and '
Edwin went to LogaMtown last !
ro you that that particular issue nitfbt> had a pretty geod time.
was anything extraordinary, but1,! „ee Edwin every day. He is
if you could kuow the thrill of;cooking. in Co. H. of the 79th
pride that it caused me to readjInfM and j am in the medical de-
how you men "who also serve" | pi,rtment 0f the 79th Inf., so you
are bending your energv to back j see we are not so far ftpartt
us to the limit, you would feel | Well, today is Sunday and I
that your efforts ace truly bear-
ing fruit. Every Cherokee man
over here who reads that paper,
and is fact it is true of almost
every issue, will be a better sol-
am doing nothing but writing
letters. I have two more to
write and then _ will be up even.
I got a letter from Jessie yes-
terday and she says Ivan has
dier as a result of the feeling moved from Camp Pipe>
that you people are serving side
by side with us iu spirit if not
The game we are up against
160 Acres of School Land
I will sell 160 acres of school land
6 miles west and 4 miles north of
Wed. Nov. 27
on the following terms:
There is a balance on this land due th« state
of $4,500 at 5 per cent per annum, on 36
months time. There is on this land 100
acres ol wheat; 30 aeres for spring crop and
30 acres pasture. Improvements valued at
$3500. This land is the S. E. 1-4 Sec.36-17-12,
Blaine county, Oklahoma.
Terms: Cash, except $4,500 due the state.
Will give possession March 1,1919.
L. H. McCRILLIS
hope he was sent down here.
There's a fire is my tent and I
want to tell you we sure have a
time. When it is cold of a morn-
is plain Hell. Th«t is true of, jng We will lay in t ed and keep
all war. It take, all a man hasLrumbling at on8 another to'
to face the music and he needs build ft fire; no one will do it so
some stimulant for hie mental we have to get up in the cold
self occasionally. The knowl- aoa3etimes.
edge that you men at home are Mother dear, I don't know who
taking care of your end of the , Bent me th0ae papers, but never-
game and are taking care of the i tbeless who ever it was, did a
white liv&ted part of the popula-jfreat deed) aS there is HOthiag
tion helps us. It makes us feel that wouid suit anybody attimes
than to get a pBper from home.
I love to read the Canton paper,
as it takes the blues from you to
read of our friends aud neigh-
I saw Mr. and Mrs. Fielder the
other day and was sure glad to
see them. Ii seems like a per-
son was at home to see some of
We sure have a fine set of offi-
cers and I sure like them. Some-
times though the captain gets a
little hard boiled at us when we
are drilling, but nevertheless he
is liked by all of us. Well, we
got paid the other day, the 1st.
And, oh my, you ought to of
6een the gambling. I tell you,
Mother dear, I think too much
of my money to lose it that way,
and I am proud you have a boy
of that kind.
Jessie says Olander has been
to the front. Well, papa, how
are you getting along gathering
the crops? Don't work too hard
and maybe you can get it out
before you are unable.
Well, I will close and wait for
an early reply. Please write
I remain, your loving son,
and figure how many of the companies that
have been selling stock in this community have
been paying a dividend. How many are there.
When you figure it out you find that a very
small percent of them have paid any dividends.
Some of the stock whieh has been sold
around here at $2,00 per share is now worth half
what you paid for it. Mort of it is worthless.
Why trade your bonds, which are certain of
paying a dividend for something which is very
doubtful property and some of it worth less than
the paper on which the certificate is printed.
Call in and consult us on any investment
before trading your b#nds.
Sank of Canton
HUE UNIVERSAL CAR
It is important when your Ford car requires
tuning up or repairing that you place it in
charge of au authorized Ford dealer. Then
you are sure of .having repairs and replace-
ments made with genuine Ford-made materials
by men who know all about Ford cars. Bring
your Ford car to us. Satisfaction is sure and
you will receive prompt attention and right
prices. Open Nitht and Day. We come and
get ycu if ycu break down. Phoue 30.
Troy Stansbury, Prop.
Canton, - • Oklahoma
Why Not Make a
For Your Stock
To Sell Cheap.
Big Jo Lumber Co.
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McDowell, C. S. Canadian Valley Record. (Canton, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 21, 1918, newspaper, November 21, 1918; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc176244/m1/1/: accessed January 17, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.