The Ralston Tribune (Ralston, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 14, 1920 Page: 4 of 4
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MUST FIGHT 03
BREAK OUR WORD
Preparation for War Necessary
If We Join League of Nations,
Declares American “Ace.”
The following is the second of
fair articles by Capt. “laddie
llickenhacker on "Win/ Soldiers Are
Against the League of Nations.
Capt. Rickcnbacfcer ifas the ace of
aces in American aviation on the
front in France. IIis acquaintance
among the soldiers of the late war
is nationwide. When he speaks for
them, he s/iraks what he knows.
By CAPT. ‘EDDIE’ RICKENBACKER.
If article 10 means what It says, It
mentis war—more war than the United
States ever had before. If we pledge
ourselves to preserve “against exter-
nal aggression" every other member of
the league we have got to light or
break our word.
If we nre going to fight, we must get
ready to fight. That means n great
deal. Only a man who was In the war
knows how much. We can’t contract
for a lot of war by signing article 10
and then not prepare for it.
The United States has fine fighting
men; none finer. Kvery soldier who
was In France knows this. And when
they got into the way these men were
warlike enough. Hut they never felt
that war was a regular business with
them. As the people in Europe under-
stand It, they were not military profes-
sionals. And the American people are
not professionals. They are a fighting
p»s)ple, when culled out. hut in peace
they refuse to he military.
We went Into the war unprepared,
and were protected by our allies while
we made preparation. We were In the
war ID months and we came out still
unprepared. Vet we spent $-0,000,000,-
We nad only 100 nlrplnres nt the
front in !■ ranee at the end of the war,
and not o..* of them was a fighting
plane. Yet \. «• spem ii»>ie than a bil-
llot dollars for aircraft, 'toe soldier
of the air knows that.
We did not make onr 0»a gas
though we tried. We did not us“ our
own grefiades. We did not haw our
own liquid fire; we did not have my
American tanks. The soldier of ihe
line knows that; and lie knows the
thousands of lives these fuilures cost
We cannot nfTord to go Into nnothcr
war thus unprepared. It would cost
too many lives and too much money.
If we contract for wars all over the
world we have got to prepare or suf-
fer awful losses.
•„ . a... ••i-a-tiHtf*.
M. W. Gayman |
Physician and Surgeon
Phones 11 and 73
Office Over Selby Store
A soldier who was In Europe during
the war realizes what a burden a pol-
icy of militarism would put on the
American people, lie understands how
terrible would he the losses, under ar-
ticle 10. if a policy of military prepara-
tion were not adopted.
The soldier Is against bringing Euro-
pean militarism to America and he Is
against sacrificing American flesh and
blood in conflicts for which we are not
prepared. If we go Into the League of
Nations we would have to choose—
preparation or punishment. He knows
It. That Is why he does not want this
country to go in under article 10. That
Is why he is against the League of Na-
—Ask your merchant for Globe Flour.'
There is no better.—V. D. Eberwein.
O. O. Simpson
Jeweler and Optician
Dr* Fane Fisher
' Veterinary Surgeon and
Phone No. 56
Call Answered Day or
Dr. L. C. Barber
Physician and Surgeon
We guarantee every sack of Globe
Flour. V. D. Eberwein.
Phone the news to No. 3.
, Office m the Drug Store
**I believe in men
who work—and I am
sure they are entitled
to the best of foods
everyday in the year.”
Include every variety grown
i in field or orchard—and such
Sea Foods as have excellent
food value. . „ ,
You can depend on Pick-
wick Coffee, Pickwick
Rolled Oats, Pickwick
Early June Pea a and
You'll like \hem.
A. S. WILCOX & CO.
a.*!!: x •; ' •• - . Oi'r -
AND ELECTRICAL WIRING dt
All kinds of electrical and plumb-
ing supplies for sale. South side
of Main St. Come and see me.
E. A. TITTLE, Ralston, Ok.
We will buy your
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THOS MURPHY, Loci M«r.. RALSTON. OK.
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W. H. Shattuck
and all k.nds of black-
LY done. We know
how and do it.
To While Away an Idle Hour
and rest your mind from the cares and tasks
of the day, buy a current magazine. We
have all the popular publications. Special pa-
persandmagazines ordered when desired.
Oklahoma and Kansas dailies on sale each day
The Post Office News Depot
Oklahoma’s Guaraniry Lftrvtf
Protects ybiTsr "O c p o&
When Oklahoma enacted the DEPOSITORS’
GUARANTY LAW it sounded an advance note in
banking legislation. Since then many states have
passed laws to guarantee deposits in state banks.
Today state banks of Oklahoma are regarded as safe
as any in the world. The STATE GUARANTY h UND
holds approximately half a million dollars in cash and
convertible securities which would be used to pay off de-
positors immediately and in full in case a state bank
The DEPOSITORS’ GUARANTY LAW also pro-
vides the machinery for raising more money from the
banks if the fund should he insufficient to pay deposit-
ors The banks are protected, too, by rigid and fre-
quent examinations by the state.
Open an account here. Have the satisfaction of
knowing that every dollar of your deposits is protected
“No depositor hus ever lost a dollar in a state bank
BANK OF COMMERCE
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FEAGINS DRUG STORE
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Our drugs arc of full strength, pure and of highest
quality. We will compound your prescriptions
carefully and accurately just as your physician wants
them filled. We do not substitute ''something just
as good” in prescriptions. «.£ Try us out next time.
Pawhuska - Kaw City
Baihank - RALSTON
Drop in and try a drink at our Fountain. We feel
sure that you will be pleased with our service. You
can bring your friends here with full assurance that
you will receive pfompt service and courteous treat-
Feagins Drug Store No. 4.
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Browning, Orrin L. The Ralston Tribune (Ralston, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 14, 1920, newspaper, October 14, 1920; Ralston, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc907961/m1/4/: accessed May 20, 2022), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.