Cherokee County Democrat (Tahlequah, Okla.), Vol. 33, No. 27, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 20, 1918 Page: 1 of 4
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SUCCESSOR TO THE TAHLEQUAH ARROW AND HERALD
TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20. l t«
THIRTY-THIRD YEAR—NUMBER 27
TO OKLA. FARMERS
Must Market Wlient at Once If Allies
and Soldiers Are t > He Fed.
"I appeal to all termers ot th-'
state of Oklahoma that they bring
•11 of their wheat except their nee
eesary reserves for seed to market
before May 1st. This is a war call
and a service for Uncle Sam who i3
fighting for his life."
The above Is the substance of a
telegram received by Dr. Brooks from
Berbert Hoover. It is a summons to
the call of necessity, bringing home
to the people of this state the fact
that food is the thing that will *in
"The Allies are taking from us
fifty per cent of other cereals than
wheat to mix In their bread. Inas-
much as the people In allied coun-
tries and the soldiei's must be ft; <
•with bread baked In bakeries, it is
Impossible for them to prepare
hread made wholly out of other cer-
eals and we must furnish them with
sufficient wheat to maintain their
"The needs of the Allies and our
own domestic needs make necessary
the earlier and more complete mar-
keting of wheat in farmers' hands
"If your local miller is unable to
buy all the wheat that is offerer!,
market it in the other customary
trade channels through which it
Will reach the Food Administration
The war 1", brought a little near-
er. considerably nearer, by this di-
rect call upon the granaries ol the
INVEST $.">() FOR SCHOOL
DISTRICT W. S. S.
Reports of a rousing W. S. S. meet-
Jng at Boudinot last Fridav nisht
have reached this office. The big-
gest event of the evening was tha
sale of a cake which netted th3
school district $50.i The money was
invested in Thrift bonds in the
lamp of the school district.
Stirring speeches were made bv
J. W. Demoss, Judge Parks, Henry,
Ward and Judge McMichael.
The idea of investing the funds iu
the namo of the school district i<< n
good one and should be patterned
after by other districts.
It remains fo"r Trotsky and Lenine j
to explain how the easy capture 1 > |
the Germans of thousands of Rus- j
■lan guns and motor-cars helps to I
assure the future of the new demo-
racy in Russia or to spread revolu-
tion In Germany.
At a joint contest between the
Blue of Owen school district No. 7,
and the Red of South Park Hill, dis
trict No. 51, was held in the church
building in Park Hill, last Friday.
About 25K) collections of seeds wero
on exhibit by each side, about one
hundred varieties being represented
In bottles of uniform size.
Maps, mats and drawing and reg-
ular class papers were also on exhi- j
A premium was given by County
demonstrator Lawrence and was j
won by the Reds.
These collections have been
brought to the office of the county j
demonstrator where the display will
be arranged and the names of the j
teachers, students and school boards |
who took part will be posted and
those who desire are invited to come,
after this week, and look them over.
Prof. Howard, of District No. 7.
and Prof. Oliver and Miss Smith, of
District No. 51, together with their
advanced pupils, were present.
W. S. S. SALES LARGE
Buy Thrift Stamps.
The W. S. S. work goes on con-
stantly. Mr. J. B. Crew, the county
manager, aided by his district lead-
ers, have k«pt the W. S. S. well to
the front. As a result, Cherokee
county has done well, and is going
to do a lot better. Already the post
office at Tahlequah reports $8,000
sales, the First National Bank and
the Central National Bank togpthc-;
have sold about $0,000, Crew
Brothers have sold over $2,000,
while the restricted Indians have
purchased $15,000. There is prob-
ablv no man, woman, or child in the
county who is not able to lend his
government 25 cents', and the gov-
ernment wants this money and his |
good will. Kaiser William, it is un-
derstood, is opposed to the "W. S. 3.
campaign in Cherokee county and
elsewhere. It Is the one good chance
every o'ne has of helping his county.
Mr. Crew and Prof J. N. Clark
met the largest county audience
that has yet assembled in the work.
It was at Blackgum, and over 300
were present. It speaks well for
Blackgum. They also were at
School District No. 50. Saturday.
The president is Chas. Martin, and
the secretary, Miss Phillips. The
GO children drew for 12 Thrift
Stamps which started that many
Mr. Crew and Mr. W. G. Banker
■were at Moran Chapel Sunday. Mr.
O. O. Moore is the chairman. .
There was a good meeting. Tlio.j
were at Combs last week, and met
a good crowd.
Eureka met the Rev. Mr. Shap."
nnrt Mr. M. A. McSpadden Sundnj.
They are ahlv led by Mr. McMahan,
and V. P., who is an easy, effective
sneaker. Miss Cook is secretary.
They met again Saturday the 30.
ShocK Absorber Again
People have been asking us how the Fed-
eral Reserve System acts as a Bhock at>-
In the past, whenever a shock came the
banks felt it first. Most of our 29,000
banks started to strengthen themselves and
slopped loaning money, which slowed up
business all along the line. We have
strengthened ourselves in advance by join-
ing the Federal Reserve System, and when
trouble comes can confidently go ahead with
our usual business, knowing that the gre.it
resources of this System are at our back,
If you are rot getting this protection as
one of our depositors, drop in and talk it
over with us.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
Capitol & Surplus $i00,000.00
D. O. SCOTT, President, L. L. LESLIE, Cashier.
D. W. WILSON, Vice-President, H. C. MOORE, Ass t Cashier.
FROM CAMP IRAVIS
March 16, 1918.
training, it is sometimes hard to
realize we are trainiug for war in-
stead of getting a training to make
one a better man physically and
better citzen generally."
pany 165th Depot Brigade, from Tah-
lequah, has been appointed acting
corporal of the 11th squad. Privar.;
Stratton savs "squads east and west
is some different to "counter jug-
gling," but he's delivering the good3
just the same.
Private George Robbin, *'<'*■ Corn-
appointed acting corporal oi ne 3,d
pany lG5th Depot Brigade, has been
squad. Private Robbin will make
an excellent squad leader, ii a good
command, lots of "pep" and strict
attention to duty county for any
thing—and these are the things tba>
do count. Robbin has had previous
experience, having been given
honorable discharge from the Navy
about a year and a half ago. at th
expiration of his term of service.
Private Alph C. Oyler. 41st Com-
pany 165th Depot Brigade, from
Tahlequah, has been appointed art
ing corporal of the 13th squad. Prl
vate Oyler was chosen as a squau
leader through his ability to learn
easily and quickly and in turn to in
struct properly, his squad in the du-
ties of a soldier.
Private Charles Scott, jr., 4Ut
Company 165th Depot Brigade, from
Marble City, has been appointed act-
ing corporal of the" 2nd squad. As
there are a number of Indians in thi
41st Company who do not speak
English, Private Scott Is a very val-
uable man to his organization, as an
interpreter. Private Scott received
previous military training at Has-
Private Roy C. Hinds, 41st Com-
pany 165th Depot Brigade, of Tah-
lequah, who is by education, train-
ing and experience, fitted to hold a
responsible position, has been de-
tailed on special duty to headquar-
ters 11th Training Battalion, where
he is rapidly learning the duties of
a Battalion sergeant major. We pre-
dict for Private Ilinds a swift ris '
from the ranks.
Join These Americans
On the Road to Victory
See the crowd! It i a happy crowd ! Why?
Because it U on the road to Victory It i. an
old road, the Thrift road, the broad highway to
personal .access. And as usual, the success of
the individual means the success of the Nation.
The Nation to-day want. Victory. The Individ-
Ual here at home can help best by winning a mil-
lion smaller victories over waste and extravagance.
join the crowd! Take the Thrift pledge!
Raise the W. S. S. flag and keep it flying. Put
your quarter, and your dollar, behind your .on. and
hu.band. and brother, on the .ea and m France.
JOIN THE CROWD!!
. /• V/a1—
mum vr tn>
i THIS SPACE CONTRIBUTED BYi
The V1CKERY TOGERY
How does it feel to be picked up
out of a grocery store or a bank
cashier's cage and be dropped into
an army camp as a soldier? What
is the spirit of the selective draft
men, recently arrived at Camp
Travis? Regardless of idle talk,
take the following excerptsrfrom the
letters of the new "rookies" to their
folks at home and their home papers.
Let them answer.
"One good thing is we have every-
thing sanitary. No uncleanlinesE
allowed and we are well fed; have
pies nearly every day. Tell all the
boys not to worry. It may be hard
for a few days but gets better as we
become accustomed to the change.
"Army life seems to agree with
the men, and from a physical stand-
point, It is wonderful. The boys are
all satisfied which is due largely to
an efficient staff of officers, and few
If any would return to civil life now
were the opportunity offered."
"Everything is in the line with the
Government's policy of giving thf
soldier the advantage offered by
clean competitive sport which de-
velop individual initiative as well as
offering a diversion."
"Army life at Camp Travis is not
what most of the people at ho-r.e
think it is. We are treated the very
best. The Y. M. C. A. furnishes the
boys with good muBic, good picture
shows, church and other pleasu.-er
that are possible. We have plenty to
eat and a good bed to sleep In, also
plenty of clothing to wear. Our b-ir-
racks are electrically lighted. There
are plenty of stoves and lots of coal
to make heat."
"We send our greeting to the
folks at home and ask them not to
worry, for our greatest worry Is
thinking that the home folks ar."
bothered, when the fact of the mat-
ter is that we are having a better
time than they can Imagine."
"If any individual had a privilege
for which to be thankful for your
brother, husband or sweetheart his,
if they are connected with the Na-
tional Army and you who are at
home should be thankful that you.-
family is represented in this gigantic
task, the upbuilding of humanity."
"I have seen service in the navy
and In the army. I enlisted in the
navy and was drafted In the army.
If I had any choice again It would
be for the drafted army for one
never saw greater opportunities for
a man to develop not only as a sol-
dier but also as a man, physically
'I have no doubt that all of ur
find things different to what we
were accustomed in civil life. For
my part, have encountered rules !
never knew existed, but don t see
how this grand army could exist if
it wasn't for them."
"Every day I remain in camp, 1
have a growing feeling of pity and
contempt for the man who seeks by
some subterfuge to evade draft and
service. Now that we are here, wo
are going to do everything within
our power to accomplish the purpor.e
for which we wero summoned. We
were ignorant before or I venture to
st.y without any feeling of possible
contradiction that nearly everyone
of us would have volunteered.'
"Never in the history of the world
with all Its great armies wero sol-
diers so well cared for as we are -
housed in well heated houses, wcil
clothed and abundantly fed, wltu
none of the sufferings and Incon-
veniences to bear that marred the
paths of all great armies who have
fought on battle fields of the world
Because of the broad scope of our
An appeal to women of the United
States to be good soldiers as well as
their husbands, children, and sweet-
hearts has been sounded by Geneerai
Prshing, in command of the Ameri-
can troops in France. He urges them
to obey orders and assist in main-
taining the morale ot the American
"Let the women of America, llko
the men, obey orders from the peo-
ple over here.
"These people Itnow what is
wanted and what Is to be done.
"Let the women not try to work
haphazard but to do what they are
told and they will be doing all th.it
can be done.
"Let them write to their boys
cheerful, hopeful letters, not letters
filled with gloom. The boys here
are a brave lot and it Is for their
friends in America to keep them so."
General Pershing's suggestion as
to the tone of letter to be written
men in the service is appropriate
wherever the soldiers may be lo-
cated. The mothers, sisters, and
families at home can serve the;.-
country and be as brave as their own
blood actually in fighting forces by
keeping their spirits high, which
makes their courage indomitable and
assures victory in a just cause.
Don't make the boys homesick.
Don't make them unhappy in the idea
that you are unhappy. Be brave an 1
hear it, if your feelings are such,
but don't jeopardize your own men's
lives by lowering their morale.
Private Tom Herron, fomerly of
Council llili, Okla., and now a R'>1
dler in Battery B 343rd F. A. N. A.,
at Camp Travis, has betn sent to the
regimental hospital with a slight
case of mumps.
Lewis Bohanan, private in Com-
pany L, 358th Infantry, former'*
from Tahlequah, was transferred to
the 4th division.
If you have any books in your
home libraries that are not being
used, 6end them to the soldier boys.
There is a need of books, thousands
of them, to fill the demand of the
boys iu the service for something to
The American Library Association
is making a campaign to secure
books for the soldiers at Camr
Travis and elsewhere. Books mav
be turned In to the library in you
town or city.
The books that are wanted par-
ticularly are of both fiction and non
fiction classes. Of the books of fi"
tlon, most desired are stories of ad
venture, Western stories, detective
stories love stories of the best sort
stories of business, historical novel--
Of the non-fiction books, the fol
lowing are most desirable: "Book.'
of military science, areoplanes, en-
gineering, agriculture, business,
tomobiles, electricity, mechanli":<
horses, drawing, any books of the
war, wireless telegraphy and tele-
phony, arithmetic, algebra, geome-
try, letter writing, poetry, biogra-
phy, especially autobiography, travel
and history, especially of western
Europe, French conversation books
popular books In foreign languages."
It is suggested that newspapers in
every city where there is no large
public library, see to the appoint-
ment of a committee to gather these
books and hold them until furthei
advised as to the plans for their dis-
position. This committee can con-
tinue to gather books until a call is
made for them. Don't let any books
get yellow on your shelves. Send
them where they may afford a
pleasurablo hour or two for the men
who are fighting for your home and
Private Ernest N. Powell, a soldier
in Battery B, 343rd F. A. N. A.,
from Tahlequah,- at Camp Travis, i>
being transferred to the 165th Depot
Brigade, as an expert artilleryman.
What organization he will finally
join is not definitely known. He is
anxious to see some real action be-
fore the rest of the Battery go to the
Private Harm G. Ragsdale, 41st
Company, 165th Depot Brigade, from
Tahlequah, has been appointed act-
ing corporal of the 5th squad.
Private Abe Fanning, *lst Com-
pany, 165th Depot Brigade, has been
appointed acting corporal of the 1st
squad. Private Fanning was a school
teacher before entering the service
and judging from the capable man-
ner in which he instructs his "soldier
students," it can be said tha.
"Teacher" Fanning was very suc-
cessful In the class room.
QUARTERLY MEETING DATES
Quarterly meetings of the two
Baptist charges will be held as fol
Friday night, March 29. Sermo*i
by Rev. A. W. Culver.
Saturday night, March 30. Ser-
mon by Rev. R. C. Taylor.
Sunday, 11 a. m., March 31. Ser-
mon by Rev. R. C. Taylor.
Sunday, 3 p. m., March 31. Ser-
mon by Rev. T. R. Houghton.
Sunday, 7:30 p. tn., March 31
Sermon by Rev. R. C. Taylor...
Cherokee County Personals.
Private Dossle N. Hair of the 41ft
Company 166th Depot Brigade, from
Qualls, has been appointed act'ng
corporal of the 9th squad. Private
Hair, through ability and an' ex-
pressed willingness to learn and In
turn Instruct men, was chosen as a
Private Guy Stratton, 41st Com-
C. L. TO PREPARE
How will Tahlequah look "When
the Boys Come Marching Home"?
This is a new Incentive for a grtat
work along clean-up lines this sum-
mer and as usual the Civic League
will shoulder the burden.
The first meeting of the Leagvt
under the new regime will be held
at the court house Thursday after-
noon at 3:00 o'clock. A special in-
vitation has been extended the mayor
and city council to be present and
advise with the ladies, and make
clean-up suggestions in order that
the League may co-operate wltk
them to the best interest of the town
in general. It is the desire of th-j
League to assist the city government
rather than take the initiative in the
work, and with this idea in view
have requested the joint meeting
ot the two bodies.
The mothers of the boys in the
training camps and "over there"
are urged to take an active interest
in the campaign this year as the Idea
to be entertained foremost, an«l.
above all others, is a clean city to
welcome the boys home to.
Only recently one of our boys, who
was home on a short furlough re-
marked, "Why, mother, how the
weeds have grown since I've been
'No, son," she replied, "the
have always been here; you wer*
raised In them, only you've forgot-
ten since being away."
"Well, tnebby so, but I declare I
never knew they were so bad," hi
There is the story in a nut shell—
the real motive of engendering new
life into the League; of placing it iu
the same class of importance as the
Red Cross and other organizations
playing- such an important part in-
the war. The town must be made at- i
tractive to the boys when they com#
home or they will bo discontented,
the town will not entertain the samn
friendly feeling for them; the proud
boasts of their pretty home In the
foothills of the Ozarks where the
fields are green, and where pur#
sparkling water from crystal spring!
mingled with the sweet ozono of
flowering tree, will fade beforo
their vision when the rag weed,
thorny careless and other obnoxlou*
weeds are presented to view.
The men folks are also needed to
assist and if every good lady in Tah-
lequah is present Thursday after-
noori to carry the work home, to
shoulder the burden If you please,
there is not a husband In all Tahle-
quah who will not help her win tlie
boys back home. Some of them wll'
never return, but many will, and to
those who do not the pretty towa
will stand a monument to thejr
memory while -to those who do It
will be a haven of refuge whose out-
stretched arms will welcome them
back to her fold.
Will you be at the meeting Thurs-
day? Will you do your bit? The
town expects every woman to hi
there. Important committees will be
named and your presence will great-
ly aid the officers in making the
proper selections. You need not
stint your work in the other clubs
and organizations, but Increase the
burden you are carrying a little, and
do your duty to your town. Thi
League expects you to be theri
Thursday—don't disappoint it.
Buy Thrift Stamps.
May be seen to-day in larger num-
bers than ever before in every ham-
let in this broad lan'd, carrying n
portion of their earnings to banks.
The First Dollar
Is the big dollar—the key dollar bo-
cause it starts the account.
START A SAYINGS ACCOUNT HERE NOW
THE FIRST STATE BANK
Marvin, age 21, son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. ('. Neeley, of Cookson, died
in this city, March 9th, of appendi-
Funeral services and interment
were held at Cookson.
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