Beaver Herald (Beaver, Okla.), Vol. 31, No. 52, Ed. 1, Thursday, May 30, 1918 Page: 1 of 8
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Oldest Oklahoma Newspaper. Established 1686.
BEAVER BEAVER COUNTY OKLAHOMA THURSDAY. MAY 30 1918.
Easy To Advise
It is often so much easier to advise some one
hew to spend his money than it is to spend your
You know what the other fellow ought to
spend but with you it's different. Now any ad
vice we may have to offer will not bo along this
line at all. Our advice is not along the linss of
spending money but rather in saving it Any-
body can spend money but it takes a wise one to
save it. There is nothing like opening an account
at a reliable bank to assist you in saving.
Add to the account regularly and you will be
surprised how easy it will grow. Start now no
matter how small.
THE BANK OF BEAVER CITY
ntANK LAUGHRIN. Pre.. R. H. LOOFBDtlRROW. Vice-Prea.
JAS. H. CRABTREE. Cashier
S. N. WIBLE Buyer and Shipper
HOGS mnd CUTTLE
It will pay you to see me before you sell. Phone 95 Beaver
CLEAN CP DAY
Tuesday Juno 11th-has been pro-
claimed Clean Up Day fii Beaver and
City Marshal Tedder Instructs us this
week to make publication of the (act
that it all premises are not cleaned
and put in a sanitary condition on or
before that date" that he will he com-
pelled to see that the same is done
at the expense of the property own-
er. The unclean condition of the
stroots and alleys can no longer be
tolerated. Public health demands
that all rubbish filth and trash be
removed and 'destroyed. Take notice
and govern yourself accordingly.
B. W. TEDDER.
5-16 6-4 U City' Marshal.
The Herald Js way late this week
owing to a number of reasons each
very good ones. In tho first place
we were put behind on account of
tho War Fund Drive not ending until
Monday night and most of our time
Tuesday being required in checking
up. Then the heavy rain interferred
with our getting our copy over to
Liberal for composition on the lino-
type and again Decoration Day took
a day off and further delayed the ar-
rival of our typo matter from Liberal
thero being no mail from that point
that day. Altogether we are lucky
to get on issue off the press this
week at all.
ItAIN COMES IN TORRENTS
Heavy rains have 'fallen all over
the county the past few days caus-
ing havoc to mall and railroad trans-
portation and washing fields badly.
.While rain was needed the worst way
yet it was not desired in such flood-
like torrents and the damage to row
crops that had Just been planted or
were coming through will be consid-
erable. Seems like we are having
tough luck this year again in the cron
way but old Beaver conies out in tho
end In some way or another so
here's hopln. Tho rainfall is reported
as much as ten Inches in some local
ities. The river has been running
bank-full and roads and bridces have
suffered. Traffic on the Wichita
Falls & Northwestern has been tied
up since Tuesday evening on account
of washout track and bridges. The
Beaver Meade & Englewood train
ran down tho Wichita Falls lino to
day bringing in the first mall we
have had since Monday. Regular
service will not be possible before the
last of the week. The railroad and
wagon bridges " here withstood the
Dr. M. H. Levi will be in Beaver
Friday June 14th. over Robertson's
Ulea are. compelled to pay the regu-
atore. 5-30 6-6 2t
Rev. W. B. Leonard preached a
very Impressive sermon at the Meth-
odist church Memorial Sunday May
2Cth. All other services in recogni-
tion and honor of our soldier dead.
Music for the occasion under the di-
rection of H. M. Bullck was especi-
Why Not Buy a FORD Truck?
They get over the roads and carry
some roads believe us. A FORD TRUCK
W hauled out 500 posts the other day.
The same c&r brought in a 1600 pound
'mare for shipment. Can you beat it?
LONG S LAWSON Ford Garage. Beaver
I have the best farm
loan proposition in Bea-
ver county. Get my
terms before closing
any loan. : : : :
H. Ni LAWSON Beaver Okla.
THINK OK THE BOYH "OVER THERE"
Sung to the tune "Think of the Friends Over There."
O think of the boys over there
Help them fight for the freedom of mas
Wc must let them know that we care
By doing everything that we can.
Over there over there
O think of the boys over there
Over there over there over there
O think of the boys over there.
-They are .fighting for you and me
Protecting your family and mine
That the world may be happy and free
They fre dying on the firing lino.
Chorus as above.
There are many boys over there.
Who aro wounded and dying In pain.
Let's help them receive proper care
And come home to their loved ones again.
Over there over there '
O think of the boys over there.
Over there. over there qver there
O starid by the boyB over there.
The Red Cross will nelp over there
So give everything that you can.
We must stand back of them over thero
O don't be a slacker bo a man.
Over there over there
O think of the.boys over there
Over there over there over there
The Red Cross will help over there.
Red Cross War Fund
Far Over Top
Beaver County Makes a
Great Record in the
Cause of Humanity
All Cash or Liberty Bond Dona-
tions. No Defer red Payment
AMERICAN FLAG BRINGS $6421.67
Words fall us to describe the won-
derful results of tho great Second
Red Cross War Fund drive which
took place in our county under the
direction of the Beaver county chap-
ter American Red Cross and so
successfully piloted by J. W. Steffbn
of LaKemp War Fund Campaign
manager; and Ross Rlzloy of Reaver
chairman of speakers. Being on the
drlvo ourself from early Jlonduy
morning May 20th to late Monday
night May 27th it Is unnecessary to
say we are tired to a "frazzle" and
can't help but feel we aro In tough
luck being In the newspaper business
Just now and wanting to give" the
public tho very best report possible
of our splendid achievement but not
having a moment's time to rest tin
and In which to collect our thoughts.
we are reminded ol the old adage
"A man may work from sun to sun
but a woman's work is never done."
In this case we will crudely para-
phrase the old saw and say "The
Boosters may boost then for rest ker
flop but the newspaper woman can
never stop." However we'll do our
best and trust our readers will bear
with us and be reminded of the
strenuous gait wo have been going.
first anu greatest of all. in th
fact that Beaver county wont way
"Over tho top." Our quota of
$10000 being subscribed 257 nor
cent plus. Tho total figures aro
525737.20. This is a better record
than waB mado In tho Third Liberty
Loan drive that nuota beinc sub
scribed 255 per 'cent and when wo
consider that the Liberty Loan' drlvo
was one for investment which will
urine in casn returns while the Sec
ond Red Cross War Fund drive was
purely for donations we can feel
more proud than ever 'of old Beaver
county. Another thing that Is worthy
of mention Is the fact that our entire
subscription was cash and Liberty
Bonds. Not ono cent of deterred
payment pledges were received. The
entire $25737.20 was paid in spot
cash or Liberty Bonds being' divided
as follows: Cash $23987.20; Lib-
erty Bonds $1750000. The follow
ing la the report by branches:
Branch Quota Bub.
Beaver $800 $2888.93
uetnany 400 2288.01
Grayl . 700 2107.72
Gate I 700 2034.15
Forgan 760 1003.54
Florls 650 1517.59
LaKemp 660 1457.20
Elmwood . ... 30Q. 1127.10
Knowles 700 107685
Balko 400 l.Ofil.fiS
Clear Lake . 400 r 1057.29
Couch 400 972.02
Sophia 400 967.35
Blue Grass 400 828.60
Sunset 400 728.1B
Riverside 250 687.26
Lorena 360 ' 652.00
Lone Star . ....... 300 674. kr
Bluo Mound .; 250 493.36
oiuuao .............. iJOV fou.90
Twin Mounds . . 350
Surprise Auxiliary 100
. ' $10090 $25737.20
Per cent subscribed 257 plus.
Correctl figure from War Fund
Cahler Kdwardi gives the final figure
of $25760.20. From tho above totals
$5 00 should li deducted from Sunset
tWIr total bclnjr $723.15. and 137 00
addrd to Heaver's total making It
A silk crocheted American Flag
the handiwork of Mrs. A. Burch of
Florls and the .property of Florls
branch thoy having purchased It at
a sale some time ago for $125 waa
generously donated for the causo by
Florls. branch and was Bold during
the drlvetnt every stop tho amount
raised befcg applied to tho war fund
of such branch. The last safe was
to Beaver branch Monday May 27th
aftor which each branch was per-
mitted to submit a sealed bid. The
final results gave tho flag to Bethany
branch on their bid of $1700. Oray
was the only branch which brought
In a sealed bid. Thoy were second
with a bid of $1270.72. Beaver
came third with a bid of $562.75.
The bid by branches on tho flag was
approximately as follows:
Clear Lako 302.00
Sophia .... 163.50
Lone Star .. 150.00
Blue Grass : 116.00
Blue Mound 110.00
Privnto A. Monzlcs. Canadian sol
dier who lost his right limb above
the knee at Vfmy Ridge and who
holds a record of 22 months' servlco
In the front lino trenches and who
went "Over the Top" nine times vol-
unteering to do so ficsldo the many
times ne went over with his comrades
on orders from his commanding of-
ficer doing valient servlco tho entire
time ho was at tho front was with
the Boosters on tho entlro drive and
great crowds met him at every stop
to hear the story from ono who had
actual experiences and talcs of hand-to-hand
fighting with the Boche to
tell them. Mr. Menzles Is not a pub-
lic speaker (at least he was not when
he started out on this trip but we
confidently believe ho could quality
with the best of them now.) He
told his story in his own tree easy'
way but It went home to the hearts
of his hearera and Impressed them
with the earnestness and loyalty of
the speaker. In referring to hla
limb which was gone he said over
and over again "Don't say poor fel-
low." "Why." ho said "I ani lucky.
There are thousands and thousands
of fellows with both legs both arms
both eyes gone or Injured In the spine
so that they will never be able to
walk again. There are thousands
worse oft than I am. I consider my-
self lucky." Mr Menzles was born
in Scotland. His father la dead. His
mother and three brothers lived In
Canada. At the entrance of Canada
In the war two brothers and himself
enlisted. The third brother who was
married remained at home. The two
brothers now He burled "Somewhore
In France" and Menzles has come
home without his right limb but still
considering himself lucky. His story
touched the hearts of all who beard
him. Tboie of us who may have
thought wo wero mnklng sacrifices
because we paid a tow paltry dollars
Into the Red Cross fund or bought
Liberty Bonds for an investment
could scarcely listen to hla story
without feeling that we had done
At every atop and there were 23
In the county the Rosters were roy-
ally groeted and given splendid at-
tention. At those points where stops
wero made for meals the good wom-
en of the Red Cross brnnches served
and they certainly did credit to
themselves. No ono went away hun-
gry. There was enough for all and
to spare and the quality was par ex-
cellence. We tcol that every branch
deserves special mention but as we
said In the beginning we aro not
equal to the emergency at this time.
Suffice to say nil did splendidly and
proved their loyalty gonerosity and
patriotism to tho fullest degree.
Special mention is due Bethany
branch for the splendid manner in
which they contributed to the flag as
well as going far over the top with
their quota. This community Is one
to which until recently we were
wont to refer as "Tho German set-
tlement." While It Is true that many
of the residents of that community
aro of German birth or descent and
In the past they havo been charged
with n tendency toward disloyalty
their action in the drive just past
proves that as ono of their number
said "My tongue mav have riermnn
Mil it but my heart is American and
1 cannot neip my tongue." They
gave and gave liberally and were a
proud people Indeed Monday when
tho flog was presented to them. In
his speech ot acceptance Rev. Fred
Just declared that they wero proud
and happy Indeed to Becure the flag
but that he wished it known that tho
money they gave was not for the
credit they might receive but because
ot the boys who are wounded and
dying and suffering for us In tho
trenches of France
whom they wished to restore as well
as to aid In making Our Country and
our homes safe from the foe.
The culmination of the Drive was
Monday May 27th when all in all
day's nnd night's meeting at Bea
ver captains from all parts of the
county met with the war fund cash-
ier I. N. Edwards of LaKemp to
make their reports. Besides the
captains many interested in the
cause from all parts ot (he county
came along to enjoy tho day and to
learn the results ot the week's big
drive. The town was crowded with
people. Monday's crowd was one of
the largest that has assembled here
for many a day and the program ot
uuBiucsa unu eiiieriainmeni was car-
ried out without a ljltch. To Mrs.
J. E. Spurrier who bo ably man-
aged the day's activities and to her
willing' nsslstairts Is duo much of
the success ot the splendid finale ot
tho Second War Fund Drive. The
activities opened with a parade ol'
1 o'clock. This was'ono of tho good
features of the day. The parade was
headed by Old Glory Private Mc-
Laln being color bearer. Undo Sam
characterized by Dave Kile George
Washington by Attorney Stacv
wens Auranam Lincoln oy
R. H. Loofbourrow followed.
childrcndrectei by Prof
marched ahead of' tho float
Red Cross flag car which made the
entire rounds of the Drive and bear-
ing the Red Cross banner was 'next.
In this rode Judge J A. Spohn'and
Private Jack Karns. discharged.
who carried the Servlco Flag of Bea-
ver county. A Red Cross ambulance
driven by H. C. Rlcheson. and bear
ing Surgeon L. L. Long and Nurses
Erma Crabtree Eva Klght Jessie
Keith and Lela Meese with Luther
McBrlde "wounded soldier" on tho
stretcher was a striking feature.
Private A. Menzles Canadian soldier
and hero of Vlmy Ridge J. W. Stef-
fen War Fund Campaign Manager
and Miss Maudo O.Thomas chairman
of Beaver County Chapter A. R. C
rodo in the car following the am-
bulance. This car was followed by
tho mess kitchen in which Sheriff
Jim Couch Jeff Holland Will Thom-
as Thos. P. Braldwood and others
were Industriously engaged In cull-
nary pursuits. Private Collin broth-
er of Under-sheriff Jack Coffin cao-
l tured the Kaiser's goat and had lilm
secure with a log chain. Llttlo Pri-
vate Eugene Savage contributed tho
goat J. H. Shearer drove the car.
A Red Cross sheet carried ny BV-
tle Misses Louise Tracy VtaMa
Barnea and Masters Donald Phelps
and Ross Spurrier received a answer
of colas aa the parade pawed atone
which was added to the War ram.
Other cars followed. The Bearer
County band led tho march. Ths
parade passed down Douglaa avenst.
on the east side from Third street
to the railroad tracks returning oat
the west aide. Tho street waa line
on each aide with spectators wne
cheered heartily as the parade
passed along. Though gotten ap aw
short notice most of the participants
being put on the Drive all week Uw
parado was good and a splendid fea-
ture of tho day.
Following tho parade tho nana
played at the band stand and th
crowd gathered around. Here Pri-
vate Menzles spoke to them. Ah la-
opportune shower dispersed the Wc
gathering rather unceremoaleaafr.
but all proceeded to the courtnease
where Mr. Menzlea finished hla talk.
As on the many occasions on iraWh
he spoke during the Drive hla stap-
les were listened to with Intense In-
terest and he told most vividly off
the scene and experiences In Ke
Man's Land In hand to hand en-
counters with the Boche.
The sale of tho Flag to BeaTer
Branch was spirited. Col. Seed-
nlght of Englewood Kansas crfe
the nale and brought forth the doV
lars readily. An auction aale fal-
lowed the flag aale. This added f
the War Fund.
The climax of the day waa the din-
ner at 6 o'clock and dance at aright.
Both were held In the new garane
building being erected by Phelps
Brothers and which they generonaty
offered for the occasion. Here Mrs.
Spurrier and her able assistants ee-
talnly displayed their ability. Ths
with flags and bunting and 'large
bouquets of ferns and red carnations
added elegance to tho long taMea.
Potted plants also furnished deeora-
ilnn. TflA MMflAa llM.l. In U.A.
en and dining room waa perfectly am-
ruufcuu ana executed more was s.
place for' 'everyone and everyonala.
hla' place. Hundreds ot people were
served and though there waa -what
teemed to be hoards bf food' yet Ow '
supply run short and many at
last were turned away or only Jn
flilv mpi-vmI. Ttut Honra nl.lf .
especially good. .Music waa furntntmfl.
ojr mi ty. u. BiraaKlllKH. Unas. V-
Bowen. F. C. Tracy and Harry Nllei.
and a large crowd enjoyed" the faetlr-
ltyninUl a J.ate heur..-
ine second iicd cr
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Drive iran participated in by pretfe-
flilv nil fiASVl sltifl TlnsvAw nmit
Those who did not go on the Drtre
wero nusy ac nome and all conlrnsu
ted to Its success. Far too many loj-
at. rrH-hlnndml Amnrlrnnai nff Hits
county participated In the great wort:
iu mime mention ot an at nil posaioie.
It would be atmost llko publishing a.
fllrpplnrv nf Tlnnvnr nntv Qiffl
to say by far tho great majority of
our pcopie uia inoir duty. Tnote
who did not and they are few loat-
far more than thoy Knlned'bv holdlnr
off. The week of May 20th to 27th
will be a meiriorablo one for Re&vcr
county and for those who had a part
Wo would gladly give meutlon.tet
all who had a part In bringing about
the wonderful success. of the Drive
but. as we kqIiI before thai ( Imana-
slblc however special mention la
due J. W StofTon the untiring man-
ager and the captains of tho varloae
Branches as follows: Ben Smith.
Twin Mounds;U. W. Kcnt.Lone star;
J. H. Jantz Balko; B. B. Kent Gran
H. G. Wagner Surprise Auxiliary?
S. L. Whitlow Sophia; B. E. Lyle.
Lorena; W. C. Bryan Bethany: A.V.
It'ilUn TIIiia n.a.ai T . Ipmitmmr
T fl T.nnn ilont T.aL'n. "? TC 1niT0fav
Ty RlvorHldo; C. H. V. Earl lvanhoes
J. R. McLnrty Bluo Mound; J. W
uanow ions; u. n t.aiay ror-
gan; S. S. Elliott Onto; W. A. Hlci-
mon. Knowles; A. A. Haskell Elm
wood: II. J. Kolloee. Bunsct: J. O.
For a Sprained Ankle : 1
As soon as possible aftor tho In-
Jury Is received get a bottle of Cham-
borlaln's Liniment and follow the
plain printed directions which ac-
company the bottle.
W. F. CARSON
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