The Altus Weekly News (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 23, 1918 Page: 1 of 8
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THE ALTUS WEEKLY NEWS
Doootod to the Interests of Altus and Jackson County
ALTUS, JACKSON BOUNTY, OKLAHOMA. MAY 23. 1918
I Is the Watchword
of the Nation
Now is the time to save. Invest
in War Savings Stamps
. Everyone you purchase helps
to whip the Kaiser!
Every citizen needs to learn
the lesson of Thrift!
War Savings Stamps pay 4
per cent interest, compounded
Ask Any Banker
This Space Has Been Patrioticly Donated By:-
The First National Bank
The City National Bank
The Altus State Bank
Mums Do Thar Bit
The Schottish I Rite Masonic
temple at Guthrie donated $5,000
to the Red Cross. $35 of which
was sent to Dr. E. E. Russell to
go to the credit of the Schottish
Rite Masons of Jackson county.
Bitter Creek Water Soerre
There is again talk of dam-
ming Bitter Creek as an addi-
tional Water souce to secure
storm water for the reservoir.
It might be refreshing to those
in favor of that project to xesd
engineer Reed's report of his
survey of the Bitter Creek source.
You will find it at the City
Mrs. WesterviUe of Norman is
visitinf her netes. Mrs. Gea D.
family. Mrs. Peadktoo also
has a Mttie wkm of Non— vtfr
itiac Inc. S
To Mayor Hickmaa sad Csuacil
What excuse have you to offer
the citizens of Altus for your
neglect and delay in removing
the trespasser on the City prop-
erty north of the city? Any
further delay will be criminal
Miss Fay Seiber has returned
from a visit at her old home at
Decatur, Illinois, and resumed
her place at the Altus Steam
Bakery* While gone she went
to Chicago where she met her
soldier brother, who was on his
way to Miami, California, to join
one of the government's new
war vessels. She reports having
had a fine visit
What would you think of a fly
killing a man; they do it all
right, they'll set you if you don't
get Screen Doors aad Serosa
wire and fenee acamst them,
iron's Lumber Store have a
stock of all kMs of fly sm-
Troutman & Gosselin
Just receioed another shipment of the latest
and most popular. Here are a few of them.
"Hurrah for the Liberty Boys."
"I'm Going to Follow the Boys."
"When the Kaiser Does the Goose' Step."
"I Don't Want to Get Well."
"The Stars and Strips Forever."
"Some Where in France is Daddy."
These are only a few of the many we have'
Come in and hear them played; costs you nothing.
If we havn't got what you want, leave your order,
We'll get it.
Troutman & Gosselin
WATCH OUR WINDOWS
Claris Miller Isjurri
While Claude Miller, candidate
for congress, and family were
on their way to Mountain Park,
where Mr. Miller was to make a
talk, last Sunday morning, when
two miles east of Altus, his car
became unmanageble, ran off a
bank into a ditch, throwing all
out, the car turned over, but for-
tunately did not fa|l on them.
Claude was badly injured; re-
ceiving a cut in the form of a
horse shoe on the head, turning
the scalp back, and he was also
hurt in the back and breast
Mrs. Miller was hurt on the left
side, but not seriously. One of
the children was hurt some, the
other two escaping injury. For-
tunately they were thrown into
a mud hole, which saved them
from more serious injury.
They were brought to the city
and Claude's injuries treated,
and he is getting along quite
well at hid home south of the
city. Had the car fallen on them,
they no doubt would have been
more seriously injured; probably
some of them killed.
Te Our Patrees
One of our printers left us us*
ceremoniously last Saturday a-
week, and we have been shert
of help, is the reason for the
dirth of news matter In last
week's and this week's issuss of
The News. We hope by snother
week to be in a normal running
Liable to Loose Orient
There was a meeting here Sat-
urday night, attended; by dele-
gates from the towns v along the
Orient in Kansas, Oklahoma and
Texas. The object was to ask
General Director McAdoo to take
over the Orient and operate it aa
a government road during the
war. If this is not done, there
is a probability that the Orient
will cease operation. The hear-
ing is to be on the 27th of May.
at Washington City.
Should the government refuse
to operate the road, a calamity <is
liable to be the fate of the road,
which will hurt all the towns
along' the line, and especially
the Southwest Texas country.
In Jackson county for sale
The Williams Mill Manufactur-
ing Company of Texarkana, Ar-
kansas. is demonstrating a new
method of baling and pressing
hay; three tons per hour, using
coal oil or kerosene as fuel.
Bales are made without the use
of blocks The presses ara Self-
threaders, and are being sold as
fast as can be made. The Com-
pany guarantees them to be ab-
solutely satisfactory, and to make
the prettiest bale of hay possi-
ble to be made on a hay press 4t
Jasper Pendleton and Wiley
Russell have joined the Medical
band at Fort Riley, Kansas.
They are both good musicians,
and we hope their music will be
inspiring to the soldier boys.
Closing ef Our Sckeols
Our public schools close this
week. This, probsbly, hss been
the most successful yesr in the
history of our schools. Every-
thing has been harmoneous, and
all worked to the common end of
making the schools profitable
The baccalaurette sermon, de-
livered by Rev. Geo. W. Lee,
pastor of the First Chnstisn
church, at the Baptist church
last Sunday, was an able dis-
course, one not only profitable
to the graduating class, but also
to the large audience present.
The commencement excises
will be held at the Baptist church
Friday night, when the class of
1918, twenty-four young men
and women will receive their de-
plomas, and then "commence"
the realities of life.
It seems strange that citizens
of Altus, who helped to put the ,
Orient on the map through Altus,
did not know of the meeting
here Saturday night until they
saw delegates, wearing badges,
who had come over 300 miles to
attend the meeting, upon the
streets here Saturday. It seems
that those that helped make the
Orient possible should have been
selected as delegates to that
Stationery, at Geo. D. Pendle-
ton's drug store.
I. Altus. Okla 4t
Boys Off for Camp
The following named Jackson
county boys left Altus, Tuesday,
over the Frisco for Fort Sam
Houston, San Antonio, Texas:
Barnhardt Walderman Hoffman
Jesse Jefferson Giles,
Lewis Isador Reid.
Herman Jno. Kaufman,
James H. Price.
Irva Jennings Black.
Richard E. Lee.
. Thos. L. Bessire.
Homer Evan Stanton.
Emmitt Clifton Riggs.
Daniel Bryan Cavenar.
Walter Everett McGlumphy,
George W. Daily.
Johm Thomas Rainey.
Jas. Roland Cnug.
Alva Davis McCarty.
Homer Clifton Isbell.
John Quincy Adams Freemen.
Kobert Lee Waldrop.
The following named boys
were transferred and went from
Elmer Carl Comer.
Marshall Wm. Wilson.
The fellow that doesn't get
his Coal now will have to shiver
lster, so says Mr Garfield, Fuel
Administrator for the United
States. We sre trying to help
you people, won't you let us?
We heve unloaded several cars
in the lest few days right into
oar Customers' wagons and Bins.
If vou haven't played safety
first, this is fair warning, better
call Cameron's Lumber State
sad get protected.
Rsd Diamond ineect pwrdw
for sale, at Geo. D. Pendleton's
CUT PRICE SALE
Still on in our Milinary and Ready-to-Wear De-
partments, which every hat and ladies' silk dress
must be sold regardless of price. It will pay you to
come and buy now, even though you are not ready,
and take advantage of the extremely low prices we
are making. Come look and be convinced that you
can save from two to ten dollars on ever purchase.
$ 9.85 Belt Dresses Only $ 7.95
Will be sold from twenty-five to fifty per cent
off.' Buy Now
J. B. EI1IS
THE DRY GOODS MAN
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Orr, J. P. The Altus Weekly News (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 23, 1918, newspaper, May 23, 1918; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc276719/m1/1/: accessed June 21, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.