The El Reno American. (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 25, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 6, 1918 Page: 1 of 8
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EL RENO, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JUNE 6. 1918
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PLEASING SCHOOL PROGRAM CLUBS HELD ANNUAL RALLY' FLOUR CARDS IN EFFECT A LETTER FROM FRANCE
County Schools Had Grand Show- Grand Time Enjoyed by Large Must Have a Card in Order to Get Harold Beacom Writes Interesting
ing on Friday Evening. Number of Boys and Girls. Flour—Allowance Six Pounds. Account of His Trip.
Canadian county’s school facilities
are second to none and that our peo-
ple take a keen interest in education-
al affairs was gratifyingly demonstrat-
ed Friday evening by the size of the
crowd that was in attendance at the
commencement exercises of the coun-
try graded schools, which was held
in the auditorium of the El Reno high
school building. There was no small
number of graduates present, either,
the seating capacity of tlie stage not
being sufficient for their acconnnoda
tion, it being also necessary to reserve
the front two rows of seats for them.
The boys occupied these seats, while
the sweet girl graduates were seat-
ed on the stage, where they made a
charming picture. The program as
published in The American last week
was carried out and in addition to the
list as arranged and printed the au-
dience was treated to an excellent in-
strumental duet by Misses Margaret
and Myrtle Titterington, following the
reading by Miss Ada Ree Bowers and
after this pleasing duet Miss VVaneta
Haselton gave a very fine recitation.
Each pupil who participated did most
excellently and the audience showed
its appreciation and pleasure by lib-
eral applause. Miss Henrietta Yon
Tungeln. the valedictorian, fulfilled
her part in an admirable manner and
her address was vigorously applauded.
The class address, by George Wilson,
of the A. and M. college, of Stillwater,
was an interesting talk and a valua-
ble one. Mr. Wilson compared the
early day schools of Oklahoma with
the present-day institutions. The com-
parison was not odious at all. hut
showed a record of progress that all
could he proud of. Ho advocated the
paying.of more attention to useful
branches covering live affairs and put
ting less importance on the teaching
oi the facts of ancient, passed and
dead military conquerors and their
personal achievements. He spoue
highly of the record that Canadian
county has established in fitting its
school pupils to lie useful citizens.
The remarks of Judge R. B. Forrest
at the presentation of diplomas, were
timely and proper. He congratulated
the pupils on the successful conclusion
of their school labors and gave them
some timely advice as to their fu-
ture conduct. County Superintendent
Rice and the teachers and pupils are
to he highly complimented by all.
ASK RAISE IN WHEAT PRICE
Daylight Political Meetings and
Threshing Saving Acted Upon.
The state cpuncil of defense, on mo-
tion of Major E. M. Carr, at its last
monthly meeting passed a resolution
expressing disapproval of daylight po-
litical meetings during the summer,
the idea being that such meetings
will hinder the important farm work.
The council, on motion of C. H.
Hyde, also passed a resolution asking
President Wilson to recommend an in-
crease in the price of wheat in an
amount equal to the increase that has
been made in freight rates. It is
seen* that the recent increases in
freight rates virtually lower the price
of cereals in the same amount of
All county councils were asked to
cooperate in the work of eliminating
the usual waste in threshing. Judge C.
B. Ames, state food administrator, has
appointed three threshermen’a assist-
ants to look after this matter. They
are .1. C. Gage, W. T. Russell and J.
W. Lamb and they hope that every
farmer will do all he can to assist
in the matter.
“MY FOUR YEARS IN GERMANY”
There was a large attendance at
both showings of this graphic depic-
tion of German intrigue and perfidy,
as adapted from the book of the same
title, which was written by ex-Ambas-
sador to Germany James W. Gerard.
It showed the cruelty, the contempt-
ibleness and the cowardice of our foes
in a striking manner, also their utter
disregard of the tenets of right and
justice. The book, as written by Mr.
Gerard, is an authentic history o$ his
ambassadorship in Germany and the
pictures which were shown at the El
Reno theater Monday and Tuesday
are founded on the facts the author
therein recites, so they are true—
probably some of them not being
strong enougli. The scenes showing
pome of the decisive acts of Mr. Ger
aid were vigorously applaudeu.
DAUGHTER KILLED AT TULSA.
Mrs. Lizzie Lawson Hall Phelps
was shot and killed at Tulsa. Friday,
by her husband, who then committed
suicide. Her father, William Lawson,
orchis city, went to Tulsa and brought
the body here Monday night. Funeral
services were held Tuesday afternoon
at the home of the dead woman’s sis-
ter, Mrs. Lewin. at 511 S. Reno, con-
ducted by Rev. C. W. Musgrove and in-
terment was in the city cemetery. The
deceased was 33 years of age.
DEATH OF JAMES S. HUBBS.
James S. Hubbs. aged 68 years, died
about one o’clock. Tuesday afternoon,
at his home at 500 West Oak street,
the cause of his death being dropsy.
He is survived by his wife and four
sons. Funeral services were held
at the home at three o’clock yester-
day (Wedpesday) afternoon, in charge
of Rev. C. W. Musgrove, and burial
was made in the city cemetery.
ATTENDING STATE CONVENTION.
The 13th annual state convention of
Eagles is being held in Purcell. Dele-
gates from El Reno lodge who are in
attendance are: M. N. Wilson. John
Eman. J. C. Patterson, Roy B. Smith.
J. O. Chamness. H. A. Bleastein. J. A.
Freeland. The convention will ad-
There was a pleasing attendance at
the annual boys’ and girls’ club rally,
held at Darlington Saturday about
130 people being present. I> T. Meek,
livestock club agent, from Stillwater,
and County Superintendent Rice gave
interesting talks. Those who attend-
1 ed had brought nice lunches ard at
! noon the dinner was a most enjoyable
j affair. Following this the children
j were treated to a moviug picture show
| and a baseball game between El Rent?
| and Darlington. We did not learn the
' score, which had some features of a
j runaway, but b arn that Darlington
was quite a way in the lead. One of
[ Miss Day’s pupils, from Darlington
school,, gave a good reading.
All present had a most delightful
day of it. One little girl, little Miss
Massingale. from south of town, walk-
ed in to Ett Reno, r>'L> miles, carrying
her lunch, so as to get to attend the
Superintendent Robinson has invit-
ed the clubs to make Darlington the
regular place for holding these anrual
rallies, and it is likely that this will
be done, as there is a fine grove and
lawn there, also the gymnastic appa-
ratus of the Darlington school can be
used to entertain the visitors.
READY FOR CONVENTION
Local Christian Endeavor Socie-
ties Expect Grand Meeting.
As county food administrator for
Canadian county, in compliance with
instructions from the Federal admin-
istrator of the state of Oklahoma. I
have put into effect the card sys.etn
in this county as a means of conserv-
ing flour for the use of our soldier
boys. The Federal Food administrator
of the state of Oklahoma in announc-
ing the card system and instructing
me as county food administrator
writes: "In conformance with the na-
tional campaign to equalize distribu-
tion of our Hour stocks between now long enough to sgpnd two days in
From a letter wi tten from France
by Lieut. Harold IV Beacom. to his
parents. Mr. ami Mis. T. H Beacon.,
we print the following interestin.; «*\
“Somewhere in 1 ranee - At last I
am heading my le* ors with the mys-
terious heading. It used to sound very
foolish to me, but now appears to be
a very real tiling. 1 cabled you from
my last stop in England and 1 hope
you got it all right. While at a cer-
tain rest camp in England 1 got away
Thus week ends the campaign of the
local Christian Endeavor societies in
their preparations for the State Chris-
tian Endeavor convention, which con-
i venes in this city next Monday for a
| four-day session. Representatives of
| the various local churches are busy
| providing private homes for the en-
tertainment of the 300 delegates from
j over Oklahoma, who are expected to
I be present at this annual gathering
of the oldest interdenominational
Christian young people’s organization
Mr. Jacobi, chairman of the conven-
tion committee, asks that El Reno
people heartily welcome the C. E.
visitors thruout the convention ses-
sion. Also lie desires the use of sev-
eral flags of the allied nations for
decorative purposes, and he will ap-
preciate it if any citizens oi the city
who have flags of the Allies, will loan
thorn to the C. E.’s during the con-
vention. The programs of the four-
days session will be largely along
patriotic lines, dealing with the prob-
lems of young people in their rela-
tions to their church and to their
JAKE FAST KILLED IN WRECK.
Rock Island train. No. 91. was
wrecked in the Elk City yards Tues-
day afternoon, when four freight cars
broke loose from a side-track, due to
heavy wind, and were blown along and
ran into the side of the engine tender
It and six cars of the train and two
of the runaway cars were upset. Fir ■-
man Jake Fast, of El Reno, lumped
from the engine and wts caught un-
der the overturned tender and crushed
to death. Engineer G. W. Flynn, of
Shawnee, received a broken leg when
lie jumped from his engine. Fast’s
body was brought to this city and the
funeral will he held at 2:30 o’clock |
this (Thursday) afternoon at the
Christian church. He leaves a wife
and baby, who have the sympathy of
all. He earrhAl insurance in the B.
of L. F. to the amount of $2,500.
MADE PICTURES IN NOTED FILM.
Miss Matilda Bruer, formerly of
this city, now employed jn one of the
leading studios of New Y<^'k, did the
art work on the films for the Gerard
"My Four Years in Germany” picture.
This detail was fine, the illustrations
covering every phase of satire and
irony, some of them being terribly
sharp, biting and mocking, but none
bordering on the flippant. They show-
ed that Miss Bruer not only has high
ability as an artist, but that she sees
the abject baseness of Kultur and
knows how to show the scorn she feels
for it and its disciples in a telling
MANY FARMERS BOUGHT BONDS.
Next to the aggregate number of
subscribers perhaps the most striking
feature of the Third Liberty Loan was
the support given it by the farming
and rural populations of the country.
Not only did the farmers purchase
liberally of the bonds, hut the rural
communities as a while were more
prompt in completing their quotas of
the loan than the larger cities. More
than 20,000 communities in the United
States subscribed or oversubscribed
tlioir quotas, many of them on the
first day of the campaign. The ma-
jority of these were not cities but
THE THIRD LIBERTY LOAN.
The Third Liberty Loan yielded $4.-
170,019,650, subscribed to by 17.000,000
buyers. Secretary McAdoo congratu-
lates the country on the result, which
he says is "irrefutable evidence of the
strength, patriotism, and determina-
tion of the American people.” The
loan is larger and the number of sub-
scribers much greater Than any pre-
vious loan of this country, and every
bond buyer bought with the full know-
ledge that he would be allotted the
full amount of his subscription.
u. c. t. has'ViVn^ter SALE.
Bine! Bing! The United Commer-
cial Travelers shot all the records
to pieces as to sale of War stamps
Saturday, their sab-s .reaching the
sum of $6,001.10. The Travelers are
one lively bunch and being specialists
tn the selling game gave them an ad-
vantage in selling thes^ stamps. El
Reno is going Jo stay on the map in
the War savings work.
London, and I c.ftainl> enjoyed it
immensely and wvitt all through par-
liament, Westminster abbey and the
tower of London, walked down l’icca
dilly, the Strand. Lombard and Bond
streets and visited all the hotels, (and
which, by the way, do not compare
with ours), saw Buckingham palace
from every outside angle and returned
to camp very tired but thoroughly
satisfied. Hope you received my note
written before sailing from tin* port
of embarkation. It was to be address-
ed to you as soon as we were reported
landed abroad. We had hut two rough
days while aboard ship and I didn’t
falter once at the waist. I wish I
could tell you the ship we traveled
on -it lias a very interesting history.
We arrived at our port of debarkation
in England after spending a good deal
more time on the water than we ex-
pected to spend—w«* did not unload
until the following day, and then en-
trained for an American rest camp,
which we reached about 3 a. m„ the
day following. We had some consid-
erable of a hike overland.
“England is a very beautiful coun-
try and every inch of ground, even
the right-of-way on tin* railroad is cul-
tivated. That trip was mostly by day
light, so we had a splendid opportuni-
ty for sight-seeing. During tin* course
of our trip to England from America
we saw both Ireland and Wales from
a distance, very distinctly and it was
quite a thrill for us all. We stayed on-
ly a few days in rest camp and two of
those I spent in London. We had an-
other daylight trip from the rest camp
- 'to our port of embarking for France
Matters of Interest to Men Liable ami si ill the pic-tun'siim' l» amy or
and the next harvest, Oklahoma has
gone on a ration ot' six pounds of
flour per month per person. \fter
trial in a number of counties the Hour
card system lias proven to be the best
possible way of securing ‘’qual and
just distribution of our present flour
supply according to the six-pound al
lowance. To put the flour card sys-
tem in effect with the state or nation
as a unit would require too much ma-
chinery and too great expense. These
objectives are met by the installation
of the flour card system with the coun-
ty as the unit. We, therefore, sug-
gest that all counties in Oklahoma, as
soon as possible, regulate the sale of
flour by means of flour cards.”
After receiving the above instruc-
tion I received a copy of the applica-
tion for flour card and copy of the
card from the federal food adminis-
trator, which had been adopted bv
the food administration of the state,
to be put into use in this state, which
card is now in effect and is giving
general satisfaction. By the use of
the card system millions of pounds
of flour are being conserved for, and
used by, our armies.
After careful consideration of the
food situation in this country and our
allied countries the administration
realizes its seriousness and has ap-
pealed to all of us to conserve food
and especially flour at this time ami
all patriotic people will gladly do so.
—J. N. Roberson, food administrator
for Canadian county.
EXEMPTION "BOARD NOTES
for Military Service.
The board has been notified to se-
lect three men with a grammar school
or better education and possessing me-
chanical ability and experience to be
sent to the state university June 15,
to receive instruction and training to
fit them for positions as radio or gas
engine operators, both at the front
and behind the lines. Anyone in the
draft, possessing the necessary Quali-
fications. should see the board, as this
is an exceptional opportunity.
Three colored men are to be called
between the 19th and 24tli, to be sent
to Fort Riley.
The hom'd has some desirable places
open for men who have been held tor
limited service. Inquire about this be-
fore June 12th.
Joe Simmons, a deserter, has been
found at Whitehall, Ark., and will be
sent to camp from there.
This county will be called upon to
furnish 77 men, June 24, to go to Camp
Cody, at Deming, N. M., from class
one of the 1917 draft.
COWBOY SOLDIERS HERE
Sunday two car loads of New’ Mexi-
can cowr punchers arid horse wrang-
lers were in El Reno, en route to
some eastern camp, where they will
be trained in the work of the veteri-
nary corps. In the morning they
treated those of our people who were
on the main street to a number of
wild w est w hoops and yells. Some of
them spent the afternoon sleeping tn
the cool shade of the court house
lawn. It reminded our people of ear-
ly days to see their broad-brimmed
hats and boots. They were enthus-
iastically happy and were impatiently
awaiting for the day to arrive when
they w ill be Yankee doughboys cann-
ing the Kaiser in France.
HEASTON RED CROSS.
Heaston Red Cross auxiliary, which
was organized May 2 has made seven
and a half dozen refugee garments.
Mrs. John Titterington made one
sweater and Mary Titterington a pair
of wristlets. The officers ot the as-
sociation are: Miss Jessie Barker,
chairman: Mrs. J. A. Campbell, vice-
chairman: Mrs. W. T. Foster, super-
visor; Mrs. H. H. Heitzman, secre-
tary, and Mrs. Wm. Beard, treasurer.
Mary Titterington was appointed
press reporter by the chairman.
COL. MUNRO LEAVES FORT RENO.
Colonel J. N. Munro has received a
telegram notifying him that he would
be transferred. In an interview with
Colonel Munro, Wednesday, he stated
mat he did not know just when nor
where he would be sent. Colonel Mun-
ro has been at Ft. Reno for the past
three years. * To be exact, he took
charge May 31, 1915. The Fort Reno
Remount Depot will be in charge of
Major Alexander Jones, of Charleston,
AN ENTERPRISING YOUNG CHAP.
John Crosby, the 10-year-old son of
M. W. Crosby, the lather, has sold
enough Oklahoma City papers to make
$35, of which lie lias pur $30 in the
hank and bought a dollar’s worth on
Thrift Stamps. He has quit the news
business and taken a job on a farm,
chopping weeds, at 75c per day and
REV. STEPHENSON IN GUTHRIE.
Rev. F. M. Stephenson went to Guth-
rie yesterday (Wednesday) morning
to check up the conference claimant
endowment fund, of which he is now
in charge, at the bank, and to teach
in the summer school of Theology at
the Methodisi university there tills
week and next.
England was continuous. I do not
knowr when we arrived at a certain
port in France as we were docked
when we awoke, but we unloaded the
following morning, and started over-
land for another rest (?) camp. I
wish I might describe how we rested
you never saw such weather in your
lives, I know'. We had what might
be called a tremendous hike before
reaching the place, so it took no
sleeping powders to put us asleep re-
gardless of surroundings.
"Whatever hardships we had to put
up with were all wrasliod away by the
genuine reception given us by every
Frenchman, woman and child we met.
They are, indeed, a wonderful people,
glorified, they seem to be to us, and
by every move and sometimes a tear
they show' how' thoroughly they love
Americans. Then* isn’t a man in our
regiment who wouldn’t willingly go
to h— for France today. I haven’t
seen a man of military age out of
uniform and we have covered a large
territory in France during the Vast
few days -more than you’d imagine.
If only the spirit of France could be
transplanted to America, President
Wilson would need make but one call
to the colors. Everyone here is in-
terested in one program, their only
and every effort is directed with tre-
mendous energy toward that objec-
tive. This last German drive has serv-
ed only to heighten their purpose-
they never think of anything but vic-
tory, and no truer prophecy was ever
uttered than that the spirit of France
“Having demonstrated that I am
thoroughly French now. I will tell you
more of my travels. Starting from our
rest camp (spoken of before) we per-
formed another ‘circus hike’ of con-
siderable dimensions, and arriving at
a certain station, boarded some nicely
built cattle cars, which we temporar-
ily resided in for a period of 32 hours.
Our destination was a point five miles
from where I now write, and we reach-
ed there about 9 o'clock in the even-
ing. The intervening five miles were,
of course, covered in ‘pierce-arrows’
(if you wish to apply that name to a
pair of army shoes). At any rate,
here wre are and we are happy nnd
well—the two fundamentals. We had
plenty of opportunity to observe
France while coming through to this
point, as the entire sides of the cars
were not to be classed as obstructions,
and I never hope to see anything more
wonderful. If England is beautiful, I
cannot describe France at this time of
year. It^ is super-beautiful, magnifi-
cent. It was a revelation to us all,
and of itself furnishes sufficient reas-
on for the artistic temperament of its
people. Within a few miles of here I
have seen more varied and pictur-
esque landscape's and buildings than 1
had ever hoped to see, or have ever
seen pictured. Oh. I am all French!
1 have seen within a short radius of
this place, also, every possishle va-
riety of soldiers—French, British,
Canadian, Australian, New Zealander,
Algerian. Moroccan. Turco, Poles
(now fighting in their own national
uniform nnd under the old Polish flag
for France) Russians (still loyal to
the Allies, and pledging a uniform that
knows no order or government, to
Fiance), and Belgians, from 15 years
old up. ad infinitum. I have talked to
several of the latter who are inter-
preters. and I believe they. too. look
upon AmerHfc as a second edition rff
heaven. They lose no chance to tell
us oi" their love for our people and our
country. We could pour billions into
Belgium nnd never waste a penny that
wouldn’t bring tears of thankfulness.
Don’t you people of influence in Arner*
(Continued on last page.)
READERS PAYING PROMPTLY
Those Who Owe for Subscription
Are Squaring up Accounts.
People at home and abroad who
wish to keep informed of tin* nows of
Canadian county find that tin* best
and cheapest way to do this is to be
a reader of The American. One not
familiar with the getting out of a
newspaper has no idea of the amount
of labor nor the expense involved.
However, when suLsc.ibers pay their
dues promptly it serves to encourage
t<n* publishers for it shows them that
their efforts are appreciated. Also
when a publication is adding new
names to its list it is an encouraging
factor. Following are the names of
old and new subscribers who have
paid in money since our last report
Fred Ellsworth. F. W. Sanford. Rev
W. E. Voss, R IV Martin, John Me
caskey, J W. Murray. Jacob Zwcinch-
er. Albert Armstrong. Blaine Ander-
son, Alice DoMoss, J. E. Conner, L.
G. Meigs, F. Horlivey, Jr., \V K Mr
Ninth, C. W. Smith, N. I\ Nelson. J.
i • Meyer, J M Meyer, Geo VI
White, J. S. Cope. W C. Geary. P. C.
Trotter, Mrs. V. A. Mount, J. T. Led-
better, Joel Z Condrey, Mrs. Frank
(’assy. W. A. Hepburn. Bertha Zbin-
den, Robt. C. Bow ion, Alien Elliott,
.1 \i Simpkins, W T Kim Claude
Wm , .i.H nil S to\ er, T i i lolton, M
C Irwt m id, l1 v Nutt, i' N Howell,
T. J. Huffman, W. 11. E. Reynolds
and Lewis & Finch.
In addition to a number of new sub-
scribers who wish to receive know-
ledge of the occurrences of Canadian
count> because it tells them of their
friends, The American lias added tin*
names of the Oklahoma Press Clip-
ping Bureau, of Oklahoma City and
the Southwest Press Clipping Bureau,
of Topeka, Kans., to its list recently.
These concerns want The American,
presumably, because they have had in-
quiries from their patrons regarding
Canadian county matters oi persons,
so you see that people read the Ameri-
can not only lo keep posted on their
friends, but for business reasons. Mor-
al-read the ads.
DECORATION DAY OBSERVED
Large Crowd Attends Exercises
at First Methodist Church.
There was a large attendance at the
Decoration day program at the First
Methodist church and all present
speak most highly of the program.
Decoration day this year made even
a clofter and more touching appeal to
our noblest sentiments than usual and
its observance served as a stimulus to
renewed patriotism. The brave sol
diers of 1861 65 saved to the world
its best form of government. In doing
so. many of them made the great sac-
rifice. More than half a century has
passed since then and the hand of
time has claimed a heavy toll from
lliose who did not perish in the con-
flict. Each year sees this toll n larg-
er one each year there are fewer
old. soldiers in line—each year there
are more graves to decorate, hut as
we said above, this year this sacred
task took on a deeper and dearer im-
port to our hearts and the graves of
the brave hoys of 61-65 are a sweeter
shrine of patriotism than ever before.
HAS TRAVELED ON CAROLINA.
Bailie C. Vinson, the well-known
flour salesman of this city, lias made
eleven trips to the West Indies on the
New York and Porto Rico company
liner, the Carolina, which was torpe-
doed by a German submarine, Sunday,
about 125 miles southeast of Sandy
Hook. This boat was one of ten sunk
by the fleet of five submarines which
were operating in the waters off tin*
Atlantic coast. It wa - the la
vessel they sunk and had 220 passen-
gers and a crew consisting of 130
persons, who left the ship in ten life-
boats. Nineteen survivors have land-
ed at Lewes, Del., after passing
through many dangers due to a storm.
A later report says that. 250 survivors
have been accounted for in New York,
which leaves only 32 unaccounted fo*-.
POSTAL CLERKS HOLD MEETING.
The annual meeting of the Oklaho-
ma Postal Clerks' association, which
was held at Oklahoma City, Thursday,
was well attended. The association
voted to put all its surplus money in-
to war savings stamps. A banquet was
held in the evening. The following
list of officers was elected for the en-
suing year: Miss Myrtle Holt. Tulsa,
president; George Forsten, Chickashn,
vice-president; Clyde Musgrove, El
Reno, secretary; A. W. Ridgeway, Tul-
sa. treasurer. Sidney J. Ward, of
Shawnee, was elected delegate to the
national meeting in New Orleans in
September. The meeting next year
will he held at Tulsa.
COLORED PEOPLE WILL PICNIC.
The colored people have made ar-
rangements to hold a monster picnU
at Foster’s grove, 520 North Grand
avenue, on Friday, June 7, which they
say will be the greatest event of th *
season. A brass band from Oklahoma
City will make lots of music, and there
will be a barbecue, racing, boxing and
other ports, besides good speaking.
At night there will be a banquet, with
music by an orchestra. A parade,
headed bv the hand, will occur at 1"
n. m. Those in charge have spared
no effort to make it a day of fun and
pleasure and a large attendance is
ALIEN WOMEN MUST REGISTER.
The general plans of the registra-
tion of German alien females, to begin
June 17 and end June 26. are the same
as for that of the registration of the
German alien males in February. In
cities of over 5.000 population, the reg-
istration will be conducted by the
chief of police. In Smaller places it
will be handled by the postmaster.
Finger prints are to be taken.
FINE HORSES AT TRAVIS
Claims the Largest Remount Sta-
tion in the World.
The casual visitor at Camp Travis,
who has not lost in this da> ot motor
cars an interest in horse flesh, mar-
vels at tin* splendid collection of
horses to be seen about the camp.
They are in excellent condition, well
cared for. well trained for the most
part, hut there is a reason.
One of tin' largest remount stations
in the world is located at Camp Trav-
at the camp is received, sorted, in-
w. c. T. U. INSTITUTE
White Ribboners ’ Hold Import-
ant Session at Forbes Home.
The Women’s Christian Temperance
Union held a very interesting all-day
institute in the home of Mrs. J. B.
Forbes, June 4th. There was a short
morning session, which opened with
Mrs. Musgrave conducting devotionals.
She is new to our city, but we feel
we have gained a very efficient white
ribbon worker. After doing a small
, , . . ,*>lt or local business this session clos-
M-ty horse and mule used L.u wilh -noon tide prayer.” ns is the
,, , 'I' s sorted, in custom of all white ribboners, whether
rv • aml'» *. nr "ion" m 111 ™mPani,». nmus, 0J
"lid ones ntv broken. and In tin- break | ,,„.SP slr.-nuous, un,main davs mini
ini* ciiimi Trnvis hn« i>m t ht»rml ti r«hnl#*«» ... , , .. ,, , *
Has made ol prayer all through the
Institute. Ours Is an organization
born in prayer and nourisheu by priv
er, all down through the years of a
After parlaltlns of a bountiful lunch,
al which every minister of our city
and their wives were invited Ruests.
•be afternoon bcRan with devotionals
I'cinK led by Mrs. It p. Jones, who
alter reading the scripture, read what
prayer meant to many of our great
men. Rev. Stephenson, pastor of tn«
First M. E. church, talked to us ou
the subject of suffrage, making it plain
that the best argument for equal suf-
frage was pure justice. He gave en-
couragement when he said woman had
always made good in everything she
Rev. Thornton, pastor of the First
Christian church, spoke on conserva-
tion of morals and education during
this world-wide war, followed by dis-
cussion, which became quite intense,
getting very close to everyone, which
is af; it should he, for only by suffering
is man made perfect.
Rev. Leagard, pastor of the Ger-
man Methodist church, told us of the
appalling evil of tin* tobacco habit, of
ing camp Travis has gathered a choice
Collection of premier broncho busters
I of the world, of the kind that, is de-
veloped in Texas and Oklahoma. They
will ride anything any time, and hun-
dreds of people visit the remount to
see the wild animals broken to the
j Sick and Injured horses are given
far better treatment than the peo.lle
1 in many localities receive. Three large
j veterinary hospitals are located at
the remount station, with a corps of
seventeen graduated veterinarians and
a staff of seventy-five men as assist
ants. They have at their command
all the experience, medicine, ana in-
struments the I'nited States govern-
ment can afford.
BOY SCOUTS TO REORGANIZE
Plans Being: Made for New Life
in the Local Organization.
At a recent meeting of the Lions’
club the matter of the reorganization
of the Boy Scouts in this city was
taken up and discussed at length, the
decision being that there was a need
for this movement in 101 Reno, so a
committee compost'd of R. .1, Roberts, j ‘’tem'eftcs especially. It is said that
A. (). Jacobi and 10. S. Bronson was j U500 boys daily begin the use of the
appointed to tak< the preliminary cigarette, and we learned, with shame
steps necessary to the reviving of the|®^^ discouragement, that the habit is
Scouts body here. It is planned to Ion *b(‘ increase among women nnd
have three troops of Scouts ami a suf In the lace of that truth, can
ficient number of Scout masters to
insure the boys plenty of outings this
The Boy Seouls are an organization
that is accomplishing a great deal of
good. Its teachings are of the high-
est moral plane and of great practi-
cal value, it furnishes its members
with innocent diversions and health-
giving exercise nnd every citizen who
bns the welfare of his neighbors and
his count b.v at heart will be glad to
aid it all be can. The committee may
call upon the merchants for a financial
lit'? in order to secure the necessary
collateral to buy some needed sup-
plies and equipment.
QUOTA IS MUCH EXCEEDED.
The last report from Red Cross
headquarters yesterday (Wednesday)
morning was that the county chapter
had banked $26,592.13 as a result of
the second war fund drive. There will
he an increase to this, ns some dis-
triots have not yet reported and it is
thought that the final total will In* in
the neighborhood of $30,000. The
county’s quota, for this fund, was $19,-
000, and the large amount that was
contributed in excess of this amount is
evidence that our citizens are not re-
miss in extending aid lo the world’s
greatest humanitarian movement.
TOTAL ECLIPSE* OF SUN JUNE 8.
An eclipse of the sun will occur
next Saturday. It will ho total along
a strip of country 70 miles in width,
extending from Alva to Eufaula. While
El Reno is too far southwest to be in
the line of totality, the phenomenon
of the partial obscuration of the sun’s
disk by this passage of the moon will,
no doubt, be an interesting sight here
as observed through smoked glass. It
will occur here about 6 or 6:30 p. m.;
new time. To prepare a piece of glass
to observe it, wet the glass and hold
it over the flame of an open Kerosene
OVERFLOW DAMAGES CROPS.
The North Canadian river has been
at flood stage the past few’ days, but
yesterday (Wednesday) morning was
reported as falling. The wheat, corn
and oat crops on the bottom land have
been ruined. Among those who have
suffered are Ben Ball, who lost $2,000
worth of wheat and 60 acres of corn
and his oat crop, and James Spangler,
whose fields were also inundated.
PIEDMONT REAL ESTATE CO.
M. Yowell and J. H. Welch, two of
Piedmont’s enterprising citizens, have
formed the Piedmont Real Estate com-
pany, and were in El Reno on busi-
ness Tuesday. Mr. Yowell is custo-
marily designated ns mayor of Pied-
mont, but was not wearing the regalia
of that important office while in El
Reno, probably laying aside his robes
of state because of the warm weather.
EL RENO BOY IS PROMOTED.
Ray Griffith, formerly employed as
an electrician in this city, is now a
lieutenant in the American expedi-
tionary forces in France. When
“Griff” was a esident of El Reno he
showed himself to possess much en-
ergy and his friends here think thar
his promotion is due to his hustling
WALLER WAIVES PRELIMINARY.
Jack Waller, the city marshal of
Yukon, who is in jail on account of
causing the death of Clarence Patter-
son at Yukon, waived his preliminary
when arraigned in the county court,
Friday morning, and was held for
»v,nl in the district court, without
DATES FOR COUNTY FAIR.
The Canadian county fair will be
held September 16. 17 and 18. It is
planned to make the fair this year the
largest eter and the premium list
will be heavier and more extensive
than ever before.
we hope that the mothers of the fu-
ture will be what our mothers were?
At this time Mis. (\ R. Miller gave a
30 minute parliamentary drill which
was greatly enjoyed by all.
Mrs. Forbes talked about the Red
Cross, which had tin* desired effeei,
for we at once voted to give one af-
ternoon a month to the surgical dress-
The ladies then pledged new mem-
bers and fastened the “white ribbons”
above their hearts, beseeching them to
wear them faithfully as a symbol of
loyalty toward God and man. In this
effort the membership was doubled,
and the ladies thereby hope to double
their influence and effectiveness.
The order expressed fl desire to
thank everyone who helped in any-
way to make the institute a success.
The last thing sung, with a ringing
note of victory, was ’’All Around the
World the Ribbon White Is Tw’ined.’
STEPHENSON IS SECRETARY
Chosen bv Committee on Confer-
ence Claimant Endowment. •
The Oklahoma conference claimant
endowment fund committee, which is
seeking to raise $250,000, the nionew
to be used as an endowment lor the
benefit of retired ministers of the con-
ference, has selected Rev. F. M. Steph-
enson, of this city, as secretary of the
committee. As the position entails
so much labo. that it would interfere
with his regular church work the con-
ference lias employed an assistant for
him, Miss Henrietta Hagen holding
this position. This is an important
appointment in tin* work and our peo-
ple should be pleased that Rev. Mr.
Stephenson was chosen as having the
necessary executive ability to handle
it. The committee has already raised
$130,000 and expects to have the full
nuiount raised before the annual con-
ference in October.
BAPTIST CHURCH HAS PICNIC.
The Sunday school classes of the
Baptist church held a most enjoyable
picnic at Concho, Tuesday. All pres-
ent had a splendid outing. Monday
it was feared that the threatened flood
would interfere with the picnic, as
while the Baptists are not usually sup-
posed to be adverse to water, thev
would not care for. so much as all
that. In the afternoon the rain, how-
ever, furnished them some of that
element that is so closely connected
with their creed, and not in sufficient
quantity to spoil their fun either. All
present had a most enjoyable outing.
SOLDIER S WIFE HAS ACCIDENT.
While Mrs. Lee Fines, whose hus-
band is in the army, was out hunting
near Watonga the other day the shot-
gun she was using was accidentally
discharged, the charge striking her in
the left chest, making a severe w'ound.
She was brought to her home in El
Reno and is reported as gening along
BAND CONCERTS TO START.
The city hand, which has become a
very proficient musical organization,
having put in a lot of time at faithful
practice, will give the first concert of
tne season on the court house lawn,
Friday evening, when they will en-
tertain the people with a lot of fine
TEMPLARS CONFER DEGREES
At a meeting of the commandery,
Tuesday evening. Dr. R. E. Selement,
of Yukon: Dr. J. S. Little, of Minco:
C. O. Dowell and H. G. Crockett re-
ceived the order of knighthood.
SHOWERY WEATHER OBTAINS.
This s**tion got a fine shower on
Tuesday afternoon nnd in the night
more rain fell. The total measure-
ment of both rains wa- about or.w
fifth of an inch.
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