The Times-Democrat (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 6, 1917 Page: 4 of 12
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THE TIMES-DEMOCRAT, ALTUS, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 6, 1917.
Every Wednesday is to be Jackson
County Red Cross Chapter Day. Mrs.
Chilton is supervisor in the morning
from ') till i o'clock. Mrs. Pritchard
from 1 to 6 in the afternoon. Every
member is cordially invited to come and
work either in the morning or after-
noon. which is most convenient for
them. An hour will be taken in the af-
ternoon for a discussion of all work
pertaining to Red Cross, the read.ng of
interesting bulletins and news items
which are received each week from
licadnuarters, transaction of necessary
(justness, suggestions and plans for fu-
The Jackson County Red Cross Chap-
ter packed and sent to headquarters at
St. Ix>uis on November 20, a box con-
taining the work on which the chapter
J un been engaged for some time. The
articles made by the Altus branch were
tsv<> dozen pajamas, three dozen bed
shirt.-. two dozen nightingales, five doz-
«cn bandages,two dozen triangular band-
ages. two dozen bed socks, seven knitted
«wash-rags, two dozen operating gowns,
fjldorado branch sent the following art-
icles : Two dozen pajamas, two dozen
bed shirts, four dozen bed socks, four
pairs knitted socks.
A teacher of surgical dressing will
come to Altus Monday, December 10,
to give a course of instruction in that
liutT of work, and all who wish to take
the course should register at Red Cross
headquarters and pay the fee of $1.00 to
the secretary this week.
Surgical dressings are urgently need-
ed. In the German drive in Italy re-
cently. 18<> fully equipped hospitals fell
inty the enemy's hands. The dressings
which had been sent to France for our
' hoys, were hurridly sent to Italy, hence
the American women are now asked and
urged to supply an enormous quantity
at once. The following cable from Major
Murphy. head of relief work in France.
|ia> since been received at Red Cross
ffeadquarters in this country: "The
Red Cross has the direct responsibility
of supplying us with surgical dress-
ing. and nothing in the whole situation
ti equally important. Red Cross stand-
ard dressings in millons must be sent
over with all possible speed. If this
i> not done and done immediately a ser-
ious calamity and national disgrace rs
Inevitable. The American women who
compose the Red Cross chapters should
prepare with all speed possible these
dressings which1 are going to mean life
Or death to our need. This whole qucs?
lion deals with the most vital thing
the American women can do for the
soldiers in this war."
So prepare your white apron and reg-
ister to take the course, next week, a^
foanv as possibly can.
MRS. H. H. EATON,
Secy. Jackson County Chapter.
Wheat Days For Hogs
Most of us have agreed to eat tio
wheat at least one day each week. By
doing that we are trying to save the
wheat for our -oldiers. But. when our
h<.g> have no feed, and it is impossible
to get grain shipped into the country,
the hogs on many farms are getting
wheat seven days each week. So far. I
have seen no hogs with enough patrio-
tism to refuse t<> eat wheat. The owners
are t<><> patriotic to let their hogs starve
a- long a- they can feed them—even at
Considering the feed value, wheat is
the cheapest feed for ho*- that people
can yet. Until other feed* are avail-
able at reasonable prices, some hogs
inu-t eat wheat.
J. E. Payne.
Frisco R. R.
allowance. In other words the soldier
allots a part of his pay to his family
and the government pays an .allowance
to them under restrictions contained in
By this law our government pro-
poses to see that the soldier is ade-
quately taken care of in the event of
Government Offers at Small Cost to hJs ;nju,.y or <jeath jn the service, and
I i i • I J n f., nnt lll<i\L'l>n
ARMY AND NAVY
Provide Against Disability a*d
Death of Fighting Men
that his loved ones also are not allowed
to suffer for want.
The Division Insurance office of the
, . ,, . , Nineteenth Division, stationed at Camp
•The Congress of the United States ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ of
at its last session enacted a ,nost Capt Luther Hoffman, of the 359th
unique and a most important bit of j infantry Regiment, is giving to the
legislation. It is popularly known as j press of this state a series of articles
on the Soldiers and Sailors Insurance
law, to the end that every man now in
service and that may hereafter be in
service, as well as his relatives, may
know what this splendid law means to
This series of articles will appear
;ach week in this paper in installments.
The Soldiers and Sailors
Every family in Oklahoma is direct-
ly and vitally interested in the army
now in training and that will hereafter
be mobilized. There is hardly a fami-
ly in the state that has not one or more
members enrolled under the Stars and
Stripes as a soldier of freedom.
The government of the United States,
under the Soldiers and Sailors Insur-
ance Law, proposes to insure its splen-
did soldiers and sailors against a total
disability or death while fighting the
nation's battles. Insurance is offered
by the government to the soldiers and
sailors, which insures them against to-
tal disability and death, at absolute
cost. Every man in the service has it
within his reach to provide himself
with insurance against death or total
disability. This insurance is offered
by the government. The government
of the United States is the incurer.
Policies may be had for as small a
sum as $1,000.00 or as much as $10,000.
and at a minimum of cost. A policy for
$10,000 will cost the soldier at the age
of 25 the sum of only $6.60'per month.
For younger soldiers the cost is rela-
tively smaller and is, of course, more,
on older soldiers.
If a soldier, who has equipped him-
self with a $10,000 policy should die in
the service, the government will pay the
beneficiary named in the policy and
jhosen by the soldier, the sum
$57.50 each month for 240 months. If
the soldier after equipping himself with
such a policy, should become totally
disabled, the government will pay him
$57.50 a month.
Not only does our government offer
insurance to its soldiers. But should
any of its men lose their lives in line
of duty, it will compensate his wife, or
his child or his widpwed mother, for
the loss they have thus sustained. Or
should the soldier bectpne totally Or
partially disabled in line of duty, the The fellows who spends his time
government will compensate the sol- roasting Germany and the Kaiser, could
dier for his injury. This compensation employ it to much better advantage in
paid in addition to.the insurance. |providing something for the boys in the
The same law provides for allotments j trenches to roast. They are getting
of pay by the soldier, by which he can ! ready to attend to the Kaiser s roast-
provide for his family out of his salary j ing. and they'll do it to a turn.
•hile he is away from home, and our !
government will pay such family in ' Many a fellow would have much bet-
proper cases a like sum of money as an j ter luck if he'd spell it with a p.
Rev. Hopper, pastor of the Baptist
church is on the sick list this week.
Mrs. Sarah Long is among the sick
The entertainment given by the pu-
pils of the school at the school auditor-
ium Wednesday night of last week was
„ fine one About $30.00 was cleared,
which will be used for school house
improvement. The auditorium was fill-
ed to its utmost capacity.
Rev. Humphrey, of Tipton, conduct-
ed the Thanksgiving service at the
Rev. Humphrey and three brothers
spent Thanksgiving day with Rev. and
Mrs. Stroude, they being old acquaint-
ances and all from the State of Ken-
, j Crops are about all gathered in the
Gf ! Headrick community and the people arc
getting ready to put their children in
Lagrippe is' quite prevalent in and
around Headrick, probably owing to the
sudden changes in the weather lately.
Rev. Stroilde filled his regular ap-
pointment here Sunday morning and
in the afternoQn he preached at the
Dunbar school bouse.
Must Get Cars
J. E. Payne, the Frisco agricultural
development man of Snyder, was in the
'city Saturday. Mr.'Payne says that
j feed must be shipped into this south-
j west territory this fall if the farmers
(are to keep their stock and work ani-
i mals through the winter, and if the gov-
' eminent wants these farmers to make a
j crop next year it will have to see that
there are cars forthcoming for the
j shipment of this feed. Corn for hogs
I is also needed so that the people may
! have their own pork, and may be enabl-
ed to raise the young animals that must
now be sold and shipped at 10c. Mr.
Payne further says it is not a matter
of charity or destitution; that the banks
of this section have millions on depos-
it, but that stock cannot be fed silver
and greenbacks, and he urges the peo-
ple to get together and appeal to the
government to supply the necessary
cars that com may be obtained from
the section anxious to sell of their
Raised Fine Crop
S. C. Price, of Route 3, returned last
week from Hamilton county. Tex.,where
he visited his son, Hop Price. Mr.
Price had a fine trip, and having had a
We Refer Those Who Have Not Done
Business With Us To Th ose Who Have
Our Deposits Keep Growing
July 3, 1912, $27,594.29
July 1, 1915, $85,826,95
October 25, 1916, $273,677.65
Dec. 27, 1916, $329,985.85
CITIZENS STATE BANK
—is the new "cold
bottle" to enjoy with the
immemorial "hot bird '
— a soft drink in the
strictest sense, but the
liveliest, nippiest appc
ti*er imaginable — rich
in the flavor of nutritive
cereals and imported
Saazer hops. BEVO
makes good things to
eat taste even better—
and it's healthful.
St. Louis, U.S. A.
most succcssful year and having sold
his crop at good prices his outing was
the more enjoyable. He lives on tht
Seth Barr farm, nine miles southwest of
Altus, where he made 34 bales of cotton
from which he cleared $100 apiece af-
ter paying rent and picking. His al-
falfa hay brought him $1250, and the
seed $1200. Mr. Price has 100 acres
in row crops and 90 acres in alfalfa,
and he knows how to make them pay,
but says it takes work to do it.
Subscribe for the Times-Democrat.
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F. B. Jones
J. W. Richardson
—a Scene in the
A battery of the jreat
musters an ahowti above i»
constantly at work in »>•
First Pick plant.
Huge uteel cylinders re-
yolvtn* inside (r«*t drum#
turn th- coffee eonatantly.
While the perfectly regu-
lated sa.. flame i!> pene-
trating each tiny bean, the
coffee never re»te
lateral corrupt I Iona ln-
*idf the cylinders turn and
turn and turn the beans
before the fire.
Out of the roaater; cool-
ed sufficiently; Mended
With an artist s skill, and
ateel-cut into tiny cul>ea
with six .surface* to release
their oils when in the pot.
First Pick ("offee is the
perfect brand; packed an<l
sealed In air-ticht tins for
Not Rare—Nor Yet
to a Nicety
Careful, intelligent roasting of coffee is almost
as necessary as to its quality in the cup, as correct
selection of raw coffees and finesse in blending.
Roasting liberates the highly
oils, the amount and quality of which determine^
its value. It also releases the fat, rendering it
easily soluble in water.
Roasting too little leaves the eoffee tough and
spongy, requiring long boiling and glvl"8 ' ®
"ereen" raw taste. A bit too much and the beans
are scorched; the rich oils evaporate; and the
coffee in the cup will be sharp and bitter.
First Pick is roasted in advanced type roasters;
perfectly regulated and timed to a second. The
man in "charge is a specialist, who can turn out
roast after roast, every bean uniformly roasted
and matching in color and quality. It is one ot
the things that makes First Pick better than
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' CHRISTMAS AT THE HARDWARE STORE
WE CAN T BEGIN TO DESCRIBE THEM-THE BEAUTIFUL AMD UrtFUL^ARTICLES IN OUR
STOCK FOR APPRECIATIVE CHRISTMAS BUYERS. THEY MUST BE SEEN TO BE APYRt
IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO THEY ARE FOR, YOU WILL FIND HERE A GIFT THAT ANY
ONE WILL APPRECIATE.
CAN FIND HERE SOMETHING FOR ANY OR ALL THE CHILDREN. AND FOR FATHER TOO.
DOESN'T NEED TO CO ANY FARTHER FOR TH AT PRESENT FOR MOTHER OR THE CHILDREN
CAN FIN© JUST WHAT MOTHER OR FATHER HAVE BEEN SECRETLY WISHING FOR
Will BE DELIGHTED TO RECEIVE CIFfS FROM OUR STORE THEV ARE SO APPROPRIATE
F. M HAMILTON, Uiragt
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Bonner, Jack W. The Times-Democrat (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 6, 1917, newspaper, December 6, 1917; Altus, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc287180/m1/4/: accessed January 19, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.