The Claremore Progress (Claremore, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 29, 1918 Page: 4 of 8
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THUR8DAY. AUGUST 2*. 191S
THE CLAREMORE PROGRESS
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LEADING COUNTY PAPER
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By W. L. MOORE
* LOCAL NEWS *
Jack Reed and son, Jack Jr., return
ed home Monday from Fayetteville,
Mrs. J W. Hammett is spending the
week in Tulsa with her son, Richard,
R. E. Huff, of Annison, Alabama,
is the guest of Miss Daisy Ross for a
Tom McDonald, of Tulsa, spent
Tuesday m Claremore on business and
The Flippin, Davis, Moore and Redd
families left Manitou, Colo., Tuesday
morning for home.
I. W. Slack returned Tuesday
morning from a week's visit to his
old home, Vienna, lnd.
Mrs. Mary Fountain, of Sand
Springs, Ark., is in the city visiting
her son, K. M. Fountain, and family.
Mrs. J. Norwood Peterson, of Tah-
lequah, will arrive in the city tonight
for a visit with relatives and friends.
S. Fountain, of Ft. Smith, Ark.,
has been in the city visiting his broth-
er, F. M. Fountain, and family, for
Dr. W. A. Howard, of Chelsea, was
in Claremore Tuesday wishing his
many friends good-bye. He leaves
h riday for Ft. Riley, Kan.
Mrs. Ray Wilson, of Joplin, Mo., is
in the city visiting her sister, Mrs.
(ieo. Uassinger, and while here will
take a course of Radium baths.
The officers are busy rounding up
auto owners who have not yet pro-
cured their 1UI8 state license tags. A
number have purchased recently.
A. K. I.unsford and Win. Shelton, of
Sequoyah, havee volunteered for war
service and left with the draft boys
Tuesday afternoon for Camp Pike,
Miss Artelle DeLosier, of Newport,
Tenn., arrived in the city Monday to
teach in the public schools here this
year. She is a niece of Mr. and Mrs.
G. D. Davis.
Mrs. H. M. Martin and daughter,
Mrs. E. V. Story returned Monday
night from Morrison, Okla., to which
place they were called by the death of
Mr. Martin's father, R. M. Martin.
The trend of public sentiment now
is for better and more moral condi-
tions in Claremore. The officers
will do well to do their full duty for
they have the backing of the citizen-
The authorities on Sunday night
raided the Antlers Hotel and a joint
in the negro section of the town. Two
arrests were made at the former place
and a quantity of morphine was
found at the latter.
The light shower brought with it
Mr. and Mrs. Will Harris, of Mus-
kogee, are here for the baths.
Harold Hall and Roy Henry spent
Saturday in Tulsa taking in the
little drops of water make the
whole world glad, especially after a
Mrs. L. A. Davenport went to No-
wata Saturday morning for a few
Dr. N. H. Moore, of Tulsa, spent
Saturday 111 the city on business and
H. E. Hulen, of Collinsville, spent
Friday in Claremore on business and
Mrs. L. H.Eddy, of Muskogee, spent
Saturday in Claremore on business
and visiting friends.
John Lambert, of Chelsea, spent
Saturday in Claremore on business
and visiting friends.
S. P. Blakley returned home Satur-
day morning from a visit to Sedalia
and Lincoln, Missouri.
Ray K. Hart, of Claremore, and
Dick Caudle, of Collinsville, had busi-
ness in Tahlequah Friday.
Miss Rachel Adair, of Sapulpa, is
here on a weekend visit to her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Adair, and
Gunter Sanders, who is employed in
the government ship yards at Orange,
Texas, is in Claremore on a visit to
relatives and friends.
Mrs. Jim Harris and children re-
turned Friday morning from an ex-
tended visit to Illinois and Kentucky.
Jack Hernnepont, of Black Hill, S.
D., arrived Saturday morning for a
visit with his brother, Charley, and
Harold Hall has resigned his posi-
tion at the Vinson Drug. His place
at the fountain has been filled by A.
Bob Wiley, vice-president of the
First State Bank at Tahlequah, is in
Claremore for the benefit of the Ra-
J. Herbert Moore returned Saturday
morning from a short visit with his
family at Manitou, Colorado. They
will be home next week.
There is on display at the Farmers
Bank five samples of listed corn rais-
ed by W. M. Welch on his farm,
miles southeast of Claremore. It is
C. E. Shelton, of tile Iron Mountain
deport force, left Friday night for a
two week's vacation ut St. Ix>uis, and
Kansas City, Mo. He was accompan-
ied by his wife and family.
Memlames W. F, Hays and A. N.
Lerskov motored to Muskogee Friday
in the latter's car in the interest of
the canteen work of the local Red
Fred Arterlierry returned Saturday
morning from a short visit with his
family at Manitou, Colorado.
Miss Mattie Mai Hicks, of Jackson,
Miss., is in the city visiting friends
for a few days.
Miss Lula Cunningham, of Chelsea,
is in the city visiting Miss Edna
Mr. W. C. Kates, Claremore, Okla.:
Dear Sir;—At the request of the
Rogers I'ounty War Board communi-
cated in your favor of the 24th, 1 am
pleased to report herein methods of
formation, constitution, and opera-
tion of our Nowata County War
The work occasioned by the several
drives soon led our bankers, and oth-
ers to whom this work was delegated,
and especially the County Council of
Defense, to decide that the work be-
longs to all; the effort must be borne
by all; hence an organization known
as Nowata County War Board was
A general call was made for per-
sons from every school district, even
the most remote parts of the county,
to meet at our largest audience room
on a Sunday. Ideas were advanced
and discussed, and finally a War
Board to consist of two persons from
every district and a larger represen-
tation from each town according to its
size, was formed. In every case
those representatives pre:(ent from
each school district were selected as
members, unless more than two were
present in which case those present
from that school district named the
two to represent that district; and
if only one were present he named an-
other; and where no one was present
from any school district the County
Sujierintendent of Schools was asked
to suggest members for that district.
It was first planned that the work
should be handled by an executive
committee to consist of a number of
persons from each town, who could be
called quickly into conference on any
matter; but it was soon found that
the work required offices, permanent
quarters, a |>ernianent secretary, and
clerk or stenographer, where all rec-
ords can be kept and the work be in
progress from one drive to another.
However, this Executive Committee
continues and elects the president and
secretary, who serve usually for about
three months and then are relieved.
The very l* st material is always
available and the best service secured;
for during the period the president
finds it almost necessary to be stead-
ily in conference with" the County
( hair man of each drive, also to meet
all those who are constantly coming
It is necessary that the permanent
secretary devote all his time to this
work. He therefore is salaried, and
must be a man of ability and char-
acter to inspire respect thruout the
Method of Census .Making
I need not mention our first work,
but the result* of that experience, that
Rogers county may start with the
benefits of our experience.
< ertainly war activities should fa]!
upon every person, not limiting it to
the men only, so it was decided that
a census be made of every man,
where that man is the head of the
family, or of the woman who is the
head of a family, and every l>oy or
girl within that family who is earning
a salary, and every other man or
woman without any family and who is
an earner. For this purpose cards
were sent to the school district chair-
men with forms for all information
that is useful to determine the finan-
cial or income responsibility, wages,
and all children, ages, all labor want-
ed or surplus to offer, and so many
other questions that I must refer to
the forms used here; and in the citv
the wards were canvassed as a school
district, thus a census card for every
such person was secured and filed
methodically, by districts of county
and wards of cities.
\ ppointment of County (hairman For
I lie Executive Committee being ad-
vised of an approaching drive selects
a County Chairman for that drive.
He may as well decide that for one
month or more he will need to devote
very much of his time, gradually in-
creasing until the drive starts, and
finally ending every detail of that
drive. The entire ward board becomes
available, as he may call, to assist;
hut usually one man from each school
district assumes the responsibility to
ha\e that school district <io its part,
ami it may be found good to appoint
one man from the war board from in
town to have special care of the school
district as a helper of the district
chairman, who shall see that all is
done preparatory to every drive; that
all supplies for the drive are in the
hands of the district chairman; but
usually the district chairman does not
call for this help; however, the county
t hairman is relieved if some one per-
son from town drives to each district
on the day of the drive and brings in
the reports, and assists during the
During all this time the records
and information and help of the ste-
nographer and permanent secretary
are at the disposal of such county
chairman, and letters will be sent as
directed, with good effect to muke the
campaign an every-person effort, so
an early beginning on the part of a
county chairman means surer and
greater success. The County Chair-
man usually gets his inspiration and
enthusiasm from attendance upon
some convention as at Tulsa, or Ok-
lahoma City where the managers for
the state or perhaps southwestern
district of the whole country is held
and these higher officers explain and
direct, and then follow up with almost
daily letters to keep this county chair-
man active, so the day of the drive
will find every other district or ward
manager likewise ready to act, and
will find every person in the county
stirred up by these personal letters to
be ready for action.
Just nere I must inject a thought
that is debatable: That is the idea of
assessment versus voluntary partici-
pation. Some whole states from the
from bankers and business men, of
every individual upon a basis shown
by the tax records, plus knowledge
from bankers and bbsiness men, of
such a sum that will just equal the
quota required of that state, is the
best way. It has proven very satis-
factory. Such states do not provide
much beyond their quota; but they
provide this with the least work, and
cards are sent out by the War Board
or County Council of Defense to every
individual showing just what amount
and just when and where he is to
subscrilte same. Iowa is one such
state. In a very pro-German county
all but 17 |iersons had voluntarily
come to the bank in that city and sub-
scribed their individual quota by the
end of the first day, many coming in
prior to date and as soon as cards were
In our last War Savings Stamp
drive for Nowata county we approach-
ed nearest to this method of assess-
ment. The result was most satisfac-
tory. Greatest work done with great-
est ease, and without dissatisfaction.
Our Method of Reaching the Individ-
ual (junta. Otherwise Near-
Our Assessor assisted two good
clerical persons to get all facts from
the assessor's books; our bankers plus
a merchant or other person most like-
ly lo know facts, sat as a rating com-
mittee for the city; in same manner
other committees to rate those in oth-
er towns rated the several districts of
that locality, assisting the district
chairmen of each district, and at the
same time a committee to hear com-
plaints for every district or city or
ward within a city was appointed.
The result was that with plenty of
clerks for a large ward and sufficient
for any precinct, and with this com-
mittee to hear complaints, most per-
sons just appeared and subscribed
while a few came before the complaint
lioards, and all differences were iron-
ed out easily, and we do not know of
a single lasting complaint.
There are many arguments in favor
of a War Hoard once getting all ready
for assessment, then revising that as-
sessment according to the decision of
these complaint committees, then all
is in readiness for each succeeding
Of course revision of the census
must occur for every drive, and this
is accomplished by every district or
ward chairman noting on a list pre-
pared by the stenographer early for
use throughout the drive, which list
shows every person in the census for
that district, arranged alphabetically,
and with a record of what that person
has subscirbed in all previous drives
(do not attempt this for your past,
but keep this information as to future
drives) and the district chairman thus
makes as thorough canvass and knows
every person who fails to appear or
has not appeared as the day progress-
es much as in the case of the party
helper on an election day; and if new-
persons have come into the district all
such are asked to make new census
cards, if from without the county, but
if from some other portion of the
county then memorandum is made
that such person is from such other
district, and that some person listed
but not appearing has removed to
some other district, and these lists
then are used by the stenographer to
revise the census records, preparatory
to next drive.
The plan certainly makes each indi-
vidual do his part.
Support of the War Board
At the start individuals within the
city subscribed a stated amount to be
charged their hank accounts monthly
for six months. At the end of this
period the last drive had been tested
and it was decided that a sum be rais-
ed from without the few who had sub-
scribed the first six months, and a
quota to come from each district was
named, and we believe this will come
in with entire satisfaction, as indeed
it is most equitable.
Assessment versus Voluntary Contri-
It is found that the results of a vol-
untary contribution from any district
depends largely on the worker in that
district, for some county chairmen
will stimulate each giver to give $5.00
per person say for a Red Cross drive,
but have to spend several days get-
tin* this, and much time that worker
needs in his crops, and much time the
giver likewise needs while he is mak-
ing the district chairman convince him
that $f .rtO is the amount; whereas,
sonn* other district chairman will
make $1.0(1 the goal, and likewise
some will see all and accomplish much
while others will see few and accom-
plish little. Assessment fairly made
reduces the work simply to a one-day
effort and the district chairman gives
less time, while the individual giver
faces his neighbors and requires no
urging to do what is fairly his part.
Methods and Places of Collections
The government practices assess-
ment. looking to each bank to secure
its part assigned, and I quote one
banker who believes that this work
cannot be separated but must be done
by each bank for its customers; hence,
we do not have a War Bank building,
and collections are made at the several
banks where bond drives have been
made. But the county chairman of
every other drive gets the money and
the pledges in and turns these over to
a treasurer, and informs the people
contributing where pledges may be
paid. Dividing this work among the
banks thus, one may handle the Y. M.
C. A., others the Red Cross, and this
main treasurer in turn arranges for
the chairman of each other town to
accept and remit collections, and the
really easy method is for such sub-
treasurer to give his personal receipt
as the money is paid, then to write
frequent checks to send to the treas-
urer of the fund, simply naming on
back of each check names and
amounts collected and covered by that
check enables the treasurer to make
a record on each individual pledge and
when that pledge is paid to mail the
card to subscriber.
This article is too lengthy, but I
find it hard to abreviate, and am glad
to supply this and to answer all other
questions that have not been touched
W. L. MOORE.
FOR SALE—One Studebaker. Model
15, seven-passenger, all in number one
order. Can be seen at the Claremore
Motor Co. Must be old at once, cheap.
Mrs. J. M. Scott is ill at her home
on Sixth and Choctaw.
i FIRSTODME-FIRSf SERVED I
For the Woman Who Wants Assured
Fall Styles Early
COATS AND SUITS
/^OAl and suit buying is a problem no
matter what mere husbands and
brothers say about the pleasures of shop-
ping—especially when one wants the new
styles early. It is much more so for the
woman who wants to make the most servic-
able purchase of her coat and suit from a.
purse already heavily taxed.
But Wooltex has helped us solve
the problem for many of the women
in this vicinity—especially for her
who wants to be among the first to
appear in the new styles and still
have a garment that is stylish all
season - so many coats and suits, you
know, are in style today and tomor-
Assured styles are created in the
Wooltex Fifth Avenue Studio. They
know what styles will remain the
fashion all season. Combined with
this "safety" in style is Wooltex
quality of workmanship which keeps
the garments looking "just like new"
I bis advance style showing will help you solve your clothes questions. There
is no better time than now to select your Fall coat or suit.
$35, $40, $45, $55 to $85
Walker Dept. Store Co.
The Store That Sells Wooltex Coats and Suits
F. C. McConnell was on the sick list
Don't forget to buy your War Sav-
ings Stamps today.
Dick O'Bannon has returned from a
visit to Sherman. Texas.
Altho some abated, the mosquito
menace still continues to exist.
J, W. Bishop went to Kansas City,
Mo. on business Thursday night.
Miss Naomi Bentley attended a
dance at Inola Thursday evening
Attorney I'. W. Holtzendorff spent
Thursday in Okmulgee on legal busi-
Glenn Berryhill has purchased a
beautiful new diamond from J. W.
The Claremore people in Colorado
report the weather cool and very en-
Roy Beecher, of Tulsa, spent Friday
in Claremore on business and visiting
H. Tom Brown spent Thursday in
Kansas City, Mo., with three car-loads
Thomas Pea, of Clinton, Okla., has
accepted a position with the Bishop
Dr. W. W. Bryan has joined his fam-
ily at Eureka Springs, Ark., for a va-
Jim Atkins, of Collinsville, spent
F riday in the city on business and vis-
It is difficult at this time to secure
any kind of paint, except white. The
colors are scarce.
W. P. Johnston and son, Lane, mo-
tored to Bartlesville and Lenapah
Friday en business.
J. M. (Iravitt, of Catoosa, spent
Wednesday in Claremore on business
and visiting friends.
Victor, Edison and Colombia Pho-
nograph Records for sale at Nowlin-
Feezell Furniture Co. It
W. H. Lucas was called to Hallo-
well, Kansas, Thursday night by the
illness of his mother.
R. K. Wann loaded his household
goods Friday to move to Keysor, Colo.,
to make his future home.
E. Wall spent Thursday in Collins-
ville on business. He is an auto sales-
man. located at the Ford Garage.
W. R. Holland, with the Y. M. C. A.
at New York City, is receiving con-
siderable Oklahoma press comment.
Misses Ouita Johnston and Lelia
Eaton had charge of the War Savings
Stamp bank Friday.
Mrs. C. B. Holtzendorff and daugh-
ters returned home Friday from a visit
to relatives at Chelsea.
Mrs. L. E. Lane and daughter, Ga-
zelle, went to the Gordon Lane farm
Friday morning for a visit.
Mrs. W. H. Lucas and small son left
Thursday for Cane Hill, Ark., for a
visit witn Mrs. A. Ross Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Hurt Flippin are in
the city from their ranch for a week-
end visit with relatives and friends.
Mrs. Jim Moore returnetFTCuracJay
from a visit to relatives and friends at
Little Rock and other points in Ar-
E. W. O'Brien and D. L. Matthews
collected twenty bojes of fine cigars
and presented them to the soldier boys
Tuesday just before they entrained for
Tom Price and family, of Tulsa,
drove over from Turley Monday even-
ing and spent the night at the J. M.
R. W. Brown, of the Universa. Mo-
tor Co., Tulsa, has been piaced in
charge of the work room of the Ford
DR. H. H. WYNNE, OCULIST
CLAREMORE, OKLA. 'PHONE 194
My entire time devoted to Diseases (medical and surgical) of
the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
Glasses Scientifically Fitted
This is strictly the work of a specialist of disease of the eye. One
who knows the diseases of the ye, and especially diseases of the
Nose, Throat, Mouth and Teeth.
ADENOIDS and lonsils—I am prepared to do the operation for
their removal at each visit to Claremore.
One regular visit each six weeks. Phone 194 or inquire Ault
Broken lenses (glasses) and frames promptly repaired at 107 West
Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
CLAREMORE DATE, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH
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"The Passing of the Oklahoma Outlaws"
Not fiction, but true facts. Most all the characters
portrayed in this picture were known in Claremore,
for instance, Al Jennings, Bub Ledbetter, Henry
Starr. Bill Tilghman, 35 years an officer in Okla-
homa, will lecture while picture is shown.
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