The El Reno American. (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 1, 1917 Page: 1 of 10
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THE EL RENO A M E UK AN
EL RENO. OKLAHi.m* THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 1917.
NEW PLAN FOP. NEXT DRAFT AERIAL ATTACK WINS GAME
War Department to Classify Men Open Game Bewilders El Reno;
According to their Usefulness. ; Meet Chickasha Friday.
To first draft those who can most Cv a phenomenal employment of the
easilv be spared from the community forward pass, Oklahoma City mid
in which they live is the intention of Biers Friday administered a crushing
Provost Marshall General Crowder, defeat to the HI Reno high school
who has prepared a new set of draft eleven by a score of 68 to 0. The top-
regulations to he effective in the heavy score came as a surprise since
next draft. According to the new the comparative scores indicated that
plan, those subject to the draft will the game would bo one of the hardest-
l e classified Into five groups accord- fought of the season,
ing to their order of usefulness to Although the capital city team had
their community. Single men with- a hefty line, outweighing Coach Wal
out dependent relatives will be the tor's line about 15 pounds to the man,
fist to go. Following are the group hut little success was had by the tor-
classifications announced by the war mer team in trying line plunges. After
department: a number of attempts in the early
Class One. part of the game to pierce this
' . . , line i a I failed the aerial attack
1 Single men without uependent amj enij runs were substituted,
relatives. which bewildered the defense of the
2 Married men (or widowers wit a home team to such an extent that they
children) who habitually fail to sup- were easily downed.
port his family. | stars for the visiting team were
3- -Married men dependent on wife Hardy, Swatek, White and Tyler, who
for support. formed a very effective passing ma-
I Married men (or widower with chine. For HI Keno, \ictor Bunch
children) not usefully engaged, fam- Played his usual stellar game, both
ily supported by income independent in tackling and in line bucks. Conklin
of his labor.
5 Men not Included in any
description in this or other classes.
and Carr also were prominent for
in anv other!,he,r defensive playing. Bates out-
punted his opponent.
While ihe loss of Friday’s game
(probably eliminated El Reno from the
[conference championship, if she re-
1 Married men or father of moth- tains her superiority in her remaining
erless children, usefully engaged but games she will finish in second place,
family has sufficient income apart | Friday the team goes to Chickasha
from his daily labor to afford reason- for the second game with that school,
ably adequate support during his ab- while they were easily defeated on
sence. | the local field, the members of the
2 Married man. no children, wife Chickasha eleven are thirsting for re-
•can support herself decently and
venge, and th*
be a hard
one. A large delegation is planning to
Skilled farm laborer engaged in
necessary industrial enterprise.
go from here,
4—Skilled industrial laborer en-
gaged in necessary agricultural en-
The lineup in the Oklahoma City
game was as follows:
1—Men with footer children, de-
pendent on daily labor for support.
2—Man with aged, infirm or in-
valid parents or grandparents, de-
pendent on daily labor for support.
pendent on daily labor for support.
3—Mon with brothers and sisters
incompetent to support themselves,
dependent on dally labor for support.
4—County or municipal officers.
5—Firemen or policemen.
Harris for McCoy: Kenzie for Gateka:
6—Necessary artificers or workmen
Jeide for Carr
in arsenals, armories and navy yards, em, University of Oklahoma, referee
7—Necessary customs nouse clerks. Lew Allen, umpire; Bailie Vinson,
8 —Persons necessary in transmis- head linesman; Sherman Neff, time-
sion of mails. keeper.
9—Necessary employes In service of
10- Highly specialized
11 -Technical, or mechanical ex-
perts in industrial enterprises.
12— Highly specialized agricultural
experts in agricultural bureau of state
13— Assistant or associate manager
of necessary industrial enterprises.
OUR COLORED CONTINGENT.
* The following are a few of *
* the remarks overheard at the *
* station Saturday night on the *
* departure of the first colored *
* draft contingent:
* "Ah’s coinin’ back nex’ winter *
* wealin’ a pair of globes made *
* from do Kizer’s hide.”
* ’Toll every gun yuh weah out, *
» hoy, l’se gwine to buy u new *
* Liberty Bond.”
* Tse sutnly goin’ to be rough *
* with old Kize.”
* "Go gej th' bacon, boy, and *
* bing ’er back home.” *
* "Yuh all gwine to liean some *
* history when we get ober *
* t here. *
* "Boys, jes’ slip up on ’em an’ *
* take a pot shot.’* *
* "Wnen ah gets there Use a *
* gwine to till mah hide w ith saur *
* kraut an’ then get do Kaiser’s *
* scalp.” *
MRS. SMITH DIES IN GUTHRIE
Wife of El Reno Banker Passes
Away in Sanitarium.
Mis. .Jane Smith, wife of Dr. H. T
Smith of El Reno, died in the Dr.
Duke sanitarium at Guthrie, at 9
o'clock Saturday night, at the age of
60 years. She had been confined in
the sanitarium for the past year and
a half. Mrs. Smith was very well
know n in El Reno, her husband being
president of the Citizens National
hank, as well as being eonnectou with
several other business enterprises of
Mrs. Smith was born in Huntington,
Ind., in 1857, where she spent her
girlhood days. Later she moved to
West Plains. Mo., where she was mar-
ried to Dr. Smith. In 1901 the couple
came to El Reno, and Mr. Smith imme-
diately identified himself with the Cit-
The body was sent from Guthrie
to West Plains, for interment, Rev.
R. J. Phipps of El Reno going to that
place to conduct the funeral services
Others from here who attended the
services were Mr. and Mrs. O. A.
Shuttee and Miss Mary Shuttee.
Eleventh Koi’.r Drive Runs Bond
Sales Up to $450,000.
By a vigorous eleventh hour drive.
El Reno and Canadian county came
from behind Saturday and pushed the
total Liberty Bond subscriptions more
than $25,000 above the maximum quo-
tu apportioned to her, her total sales
$450,000 according to the reports re
reived by L. H. Myers, county chair
man of the campaign.
When the committees checked up
on the sales late Friday ui lit. El R« "■>
district showed a deficiency of $65,000
from its maximum apportionment of
$240,000. By the aid of the combined
auxiliary, the canvassing committees
ami the strong-arm squao, the total
for the district was run up to $282
550 by midnight. Saturday, an over-
subscription of $42,550.
With the exception of Caluniet.
Richland, and one of the districts
south of the South Canadian river
all of the districts ^oversubscribed
Had it not been for the large oversub-
scription by the El Reno district the i
county quota would have fallen below
Much praise is due to the excellent
organization of workers who took pat i
in the big campaign, which resulted
so successfully. L. B Myers a* conn
tv chairman. M. B. Cope ns El Reno
district superintendent, and N. I. Gar
rison. superintendent of the city of
El Reno, together with the county dis
trict captains and the heads of the
committees of the El Reno district
worked together with such team (
work that it is doubtful whether a
single citizen in the county failed to
The reports of the amounts sold by i
the banks in El Reno are as follows:
I Citizens National, $lo2,20u: First]
National, $78 600; E» Keno State, j
$54,300; Commercial $47,450. The
reports from the various districts are
as yet incomplete, since many of the
subscriptions taken by cimmlttees in
this county were handled by banks
outside the county.
A noticeable feature of the cam-
paign was the number of small sub-
scriptions taken by people in meager
circumstances. Chairman Mvors es-
timates that a total of 4,00i> citizens of
| the county have made purchases.
U. S. Food Administration.
To the Food Administrator:
1 am glad to join >ou in the
service of food conservation for
our nation, and 1 hereby accept
membership in the United
States Food Administration,
pledging myself to carry out the
di eel ions and advice of tin*
Food Administrator in my home,
insofar ns my circumstances
Street ...» .. ___
There are no fees or dues to
l"' paid. The Food Administra-
tion wishes to have as members
all of those actually handling
food in the home.
Anyone may have the Home
Card of Instruction, hut only
those signing pledges are en-
titled to Membership Window
Card, which will he delivered
upon receipt of tin* signed
COURT TO RECESS FOR WEEK
Session Will Adjourn Saturday
Night—Reconvenes Nov. 12.
The fall jury term of the district
court will adjourn Saturday night fur
a week’s recess, reconvening again
i on November 12. n number of civil
cases are yet at issue and it has been
| found that they cannot be finished this
week The same jury now serving will
be called for the session beginning on
One of the long drawn out cases
which has been settled during the past
week was in the condemnation pro-
ceedings by Oklahoma City against
I Joseph Eiehman. for 90.6 acres of
land for use in the big reservoir now
being constructed near the county
line The jury set the price of the
jland at $4,711.20.
The case of Lillie Miller vs. C.
1 Katz, A B Campbell, A. L. Bealmer
and C. M. Taylor, in which the plain
i tiff is suing for $35,000 damages on
jibe charge of malicious prosecution
is set for this (Thursday) morning.
' A c.ivorce was granted the first of
the week to J. P. Calvin, who charged
Ids wife, Hattie B. Calvin, with uban-
BUSKING THE.PLEDGE DRIVE SUMMARY OF INSURANCE
Every Citizen Is Asked by County New War Benefit Measure Al-
tomnnttees to Sign Up. ready in Active Operation.
O. E. S. TO GIVE PLAY.
The Past Matrons’ club assisted by
the Past Patrons of El Reno chapter
cordially invite all members of the
Eastern Star, all Masons, anu wives
and others eligible to become mem-
bers of the Eastern Star to witness the
one act play "A Business Meeting” at
Hall this (Thursday) even-
' The following marriage licenses i
have been issued at the court house ' Masonic
during the past week: Archie Findley, | ing at 8 o’clock. Music will be fur
19. and Edith Turner. 19. both of, nished by the Past Matrons and there
Hinton: John G. Tumbling, 24. and "ill he recitations and songs, your for-
Carrie May Long. 22. both of Sioux tune will be told, and if you so desire
City. la.; \V. W. Mobley. 28, Choctaw. | cifts may he had for the taking. The
and Jennie M. Schwartz. 24. Pauls characters in the play are as follows:
Valley: F. A. TTawbrock, 43. Oklaho- Mrs. Gilflora, Mrs. Pearl Gateka; Mrs.
14 -Assistant or associate manager ma City, and Francis Kratz. 29. Mil- LowelL Mrs. Anna Dunlap: Miss Keen,
of necessary agricultural enterprises, wnfikee, Wis.: J. W. Ragland, 38, and Mrs. Kate Gelder; Miss Sharp, Mrs.
Alberta McClendon. 26. both of Okla- j Nannie Gilbert; Mrs. Crawler, Mrs.
homa City: LeRoy Conwell, 22, Fay-1 Sarah Jensen: Mrs. Henderson, Mrs.
etteville, Tenn.. and Aletha Overton. | Jennie Matthews: Miss Selina Gray,
22. Clinton: Albert Stevenson. 33. and
Lucile Holder, 26, both of Tulsa; J.
C. Belatti. 31. Carney, and Blanche
Davis. 21, El Reno; Chas. E. Germany,
25. Oklahoma City, and Mayme Webb,
21. Kingfisher: August A. Meier, 39,
Okarche, and Elizabeth Robinson. 29.
Darlington: Arvcl Long. 24. Wavnes-
ville, N. C., and Eva Jones. 19, Geary, meet in El Reno next year for their
- annual state tournament according to
KELSO HOME ROBBED. the derision of ihe Women’s State
Bv breaking the glass in the bark Golf association which is holding this
the United -door, thieves gained entrance to the year’s tournament in Oklahoma City.
Mrs. Dona Hoffman: Miss White, Mrs.
Armstrong: Mrs. Murphy Brown, Mrs.
M. Alice Miller. The feature of the
evening will be a dress parade by the
WOMEN’S TOURNEY HERE.
Women golfers of Oklahoma will
1— Married man with wife (and)
children (or widower with children)
dependent on daily labor for support
and no other reasonably adequate sup-
2— Mariners in seas service of mer-
chants or citizens in the United
3 Heads of necessary industrial
4—Heads of necessary agricultural
1— Officers of state __ ____ _____ _
States. I home of J. E. Kelso at 519 South The following attended the business
2— Regularly or duly ordained min- Williams Saturday night, while Mr. session of the association from El
isters. and Mrs. Kelso were at the Kelso Reno last week: Mesdames M. D.
3— -Students of divinity. 'store, and stole a gold watch and sev- Libby, J .E. Penner, J. L. Funk, LeRov
4— Persons in military or naval pral articles of apparel, aggregating Jones. J. R. Sullivan. H. Dittmer, Bar-
a total value of about $275. Several noy Stewart, W. J. Finch and Misses
of the stolen articles were found near Dashiel anu Ethel Martin. Mrs. Libby
the Rock Island wye east of El Reno, was elected vice-president of the asso-
Monday morning, which reduced the ciation.
TO CANADIAN COUNTY:
The greatest campaign ever carried
on in Canadian county has just closed.
Every anticipation and expectation
have been fully and completely mot by
the faithful and patriotic citizenship.
The $424,700 of Liberty Bonds allotted
to Canadian county have been over-
subscribed and we enjoy the proud
, distinction of beinjpi owe among the
i few counties in the state that over-
subscribed to this loan. At this time
1 want to extend my sincere thanks to
the superintendents of the various dis-
tricts and the committees who worked
with them, the Indies auxiliary, boy
! scouts, "four minute men,” farmers,
i citizens of El Reno and all those, who
in any way contributed towards this
magnificent success. It was a splendid
victory.—L. B. Myers, county chair-
6— Alien enemies.
7— Persons morally unfit.
8— Persons physically*, permanent- loss to about $175. No trace has been
ly. or mentally unfit. | found by which to identify the burg-
8—Licensed pilots. j lars.
NORTHCLIFFE SAYS HE MAY NOT LIVE TO SEE
END OF THE WAR.
Two hundred editors from Oklahoma, Kansas and Mis-
souri got a war awakening at Kansas City* last Thursday
at a luncheon given by the Kansas City Star in honor of Lord
Northcliffe, the British publisher, when "the uncrowned king
of England” talked for an hour and a half on the war. Here
are some of the things Northcliffe stressed:
"Although I expect to live the normal span, I may not
live to see the end of this war.” (Northcliffe is about 50
"Unless America puts every ounce of energy into a ship
building program, she may find herself marooned with a big
army and no means of transport for men or supplies.”
"The submarine war is directed at the United States.
Germany has long since given up starving Great Britain.”
"The submarine is paying particular attention to the de-
struction of oil tankers. There are by no means sufficient oil
tankers building or planned by this country."
"Our victory* problem is not one of men or money—It is
transport, transport, transport."
"The selective draft is the only democratic system of
raising an army.”
"Great Britain has not the power to force the South Af-
rican states to give up their conquests of German territory
"I don’t believe there was any serious revolt in the the
German navy*. The stories about changes in the German
government are all tommyrot, camouflage.”
"Germany is a long way from being beaten.”
"There is no basis of fart in the theory of a short war.
I can see no reason why we have any* hope of a short war.”
"Peace today means a horrible war next year.”
"The world will he dominated after the war by the 10,-
000,000 soldiers now under arms.”
"Your method of handling the war news is wrong. The
people should get all the facts. The disasters should be play-
ed up as well as the small local successes which mean noth-
ing. Yesterday I saw great headlines about a capture of
7,500 German prisoners, while I could hardly find the story
about the 27,000 British casualties last week."
Y.M.C.A. WORKER HERE.
Moral conditions of camp life and
the work of the Y.M.C.A. among the
soldiers, was the theme of the address
given at the First Methodist church
Sunday morning by nr. John C. Clif
ford, who is here from Camp Travis
this week as a preliminary speaker
to the big Y.M.C.A. campaign for can-
tonment work funds, which will begin
October 18. Dr. Clifford was a former
pastor in Tucson, Ariz., and has been
connected with the Y.M. work at Camp
Travis for the past nine weeks. He
will return to El Reno next week for
an evening address.
Dave Elliott, who was one of the
three men involved in the cutting
fray at the home of Pitt Donnelley re-
cently, was arrested last week on the
charge of assault and battery on the
person of Chas. Brooks. The prelim-
inary hearing came up Monday and
Elliott was released on the payment
of a $100 bond for his appearance in
the jury term of the county court the
latter part of the month. It Is be-
lieved that Elliott will file charges
against the other two men who took
part in the conflict.
TO EL RENO DISTRICT:
I desire to extend my sincere thanks
to the many loyal and faithful workers
who so gallantly contributed their
means and time in over-subscribing
the amount of Liberty Bonds allotted
to El Keno district. This city has nev-
er before witnessed such unselfish sac-
rifice and devotion. It is a splendid
example of what can be accomplished
by concerted and united effort. The
banks, N. I Garrison, newspapers, Boy
Scouts. Ladies’ Auxiliary, "Four Min-
ute Men,” the various captainR and
their committees, theatre managers,
and the great mass of subscribers.—all
have my profound thanks for the mag-
nificent success which made possible
the complete success of the loan in
this district.—M. B Cope, district sup-
TO HOLD SHORTHORN SALE.
j About 50 bead of registered Short-
born cattle were assembled at El Reno
! *>io first of the week from a number of
I Hie best breeders In the state and
shipped to Shreveport. La., where a
big auction sale of these cattle will
l e held Fridav. under the direction of
■ the Oklahoma Shorthorn Breeders’ as-
sociation. S B. Jackson of this city
j is manager of the sale, and Lee U.
Patterson, well-known breeder of this
county, is furnishing some valuable
animals. The sale will he held while
the Louisiana state fair is in progress.
. Following are the Oklahoma breeders
I contributing to the sale: If T Blake,
Duncan: II M. Cooper, Marlow; II C.
Lookabaugh, Watonga: C. E. Rat-
ledge; Watonea: O. C. Smith. Mar-
low: J. R. Whisler, Watonga; Francis
Borelli, Dover: W. B. Graham, Rush
Springs; Lee R. Patterson, El Reno;
C. T. Scott. Watonga: Wilton E.
Thompson. Watonga; S. A. Wolsey,
COLORED QUOTA TO CAMP
Eleven Men Departed Saturday
Night for Camp Sherman.
COLD WAVE ARRIVES.
The season of balky and hard-start-
ing automobiles has descended upon
Canadian county as the result of the
sudden decision of the gaie which
blow all day Sunday, to change to the
north late in the afternoon. Early
Monday morning the season’s first
snow fell. A freeze has been register-
ed every night since.
When Canadian county’s first color-
ed draft contingent left Saturday night
for Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio,
the same patriotic send-off was accord-
ed them as was given to the white
contingent when they left for Camp
Travis. Headed by the hand the
quota ot 11 marched to the depot,
where a crowd of about a thousand
people had met to bid them farewell.
Every one of the 11 was cheerful and
seemingly perfectly ready to do his
part in the big war.
The following men were In the par-
ty: John Jennings. Matthew ... Logan.
James M. Mudd. Ira West, Bert Cham-
berlain, Oxy Jiles, I.ee Scruggs, Con-
rad P. Caldwell, Willie Hunter, Clar-
ence Fox. Curtis W. Kent, who was
supposed to make the trip with the
party was delayed while en route from
Fort Worth, left Monday. Matthew* Lo-
gan acted as captain of the contingent.
ELKS GETTING READY.
El Reno Elks are this week lining
up committees and beginning the foun-
dation work for the big Elks’ charily
fair on October 28. 29. 30 and Decem-
ber 1. to raise the funds with which
a large share of Ihe city’s charity is
financed each winter. The week be-
i ginning November 25 has been desig-
nated "Home Charity Week.” and the
last four days will be used by the
Elks for their celebration. The exec-
utive committee is composed of Dr.
W. P. Morrison, N A. Nichols. Hal
i Townsend, M. A. Ashbrook,, Godfrey
Shackelford and Karl Humphrey.
GRANGERS AT MUSTANG.
"The Relation of the Farmer to the
War,’’ will be the keynote of the meet-
ing of the Canadian county Pomona
grange with the Mustang grange on
Saturday, November 10. A program
of music and readmes will be given
and a discussion of "The Farmer and
the Food Control.” will bo taken up.
The annual election of officers will be
held at this meeting. This Is the last
grange meeting in the county before
the state grange meeting to he held in
El Reno December 18 to 20. Mrs.
C. C. King will he the lecturer for the
Having successfully put the Liberty
Loan campaign across. Uncle Sam and
his patriotic citizens are this week en-
gaged in securing the signatures of
• very individual over 12 years of age
to the pledges for food conservation.
The iJedges are classified into three
groups, for school children, house,
wives and men.
chairman of the pledge drive in Can
adiaa county. lie has divided the
work, so that El Reno and Yukon have
special superintendents, while the re-
mainder of the county is worked
through the schools, under the direc-
tion of County Superintendent John L.
Mrs. L. A. Garner is supervising the
El Reno drive. In order that every
citizen may be canvassed, the city
has been divided into 12 districts,
identical with the Liberty Bond cam-
paign districts with the exception of
the eighth, which has been subdivid-
ed on account of its large size. Over
each of these districts is a captain,
who has appointed lieutenants to aid
them in a house to house campaign.
The district captains are ns fol-
u * M . :i \1
M 8. ( O Bl M
Ms ird Ro I, Mrs. H. H
Donahue: No. Mis Dick Cobh; No
6. Mrs. 1. N. Roberson; No. 7. Mrs
C. R. Miller: No 8n. Mrs. Thou. Ben-
son: No. Sh. Mrs. Arthur March; No
9, Mrs John DeLana; No. 10, Mrs
T J Hadley; No 11, which is the
round house district is in charge of
the men workers.
Window cards have been provided
the committees to ho posted in the
houses where the cards have been
signed, to aid the workers in knowing
which residences have been canvass
The campaign work in Yukon is in
charge of Postmaster Tom Shaeklett
and D. F. Corbin. In the remainder
of the county pledge cards have been
sent to every school teacher, who will
have charge of the campaign in their
districts, securing the signatures
through the aid of the school chil-
dren. These pledges will then be
mailed to Stratton i». Brooks, state
food administrator at Norman.
The active drive commenced In El
Reno Tuesday morning, and 11 is the
wish of Mrs. Garner to complete the
canvass by tonight (Thursday). Abso-
lutely na fees or lines are asked for
in the pledge. The campaign is large-
ly educational in the endeavor Viv
written promises to get the people
aroused to the necessity of rigid econ-
BOYD WILSON WRITES.
The following brief account of the
doings of Canadian county rookies in
Camp Travis was received from S.
Boyd Wilson, former commissioner
of finance and supplies of El Reno
by The American. Wednesday: El Re-
no American Please have my Ameri-
can changed to my address here. I get
to see one once in a while but want
lo get it regularly. All the boys are
doing fine, with the exception of Pri-
vate A. R Griffith He went to base
hospital this morning for the second
time. He lias a bad band They are
giving us some bard drilling these
dnvs-f-get ting drill practice with guns
and also plenty of bayonet practice.
Seem to think we will have plenty of
hand-to-hand fighting. I started today
to the school of sappers, bombers and
pioneers. It seems io be for ihe pur-
pose of studying the laving out of
camps and digging trenches, also
draining same S. Boyd Wilson, head
quarters 357th Infantry, Camp Travis.
TO HOLD RUMMAGE SALE.
El Reno cnanter P E O. will hold
a rummage sale in the building next
to the El Reno Ice Cream comnanv,
next Saturday, the proceeds of which
will be given to the local Red Cross.
TO ADVANCE RATES.
On account of the high taxes levied
by the big war tax bill, the moving
picture shows of El Reno are prepar-
ing to raise their rates tonight (Thurs-
day). A1 Derry of the El Reno theatre
announces that j.0-cent shows will be
advanced to 11 cents, 15-cent shows to
17 cents, and 25-cent shows to 28
cents. Almond Tinkelpaugh of the
Jewel theatre has not announced what
his rates will be as yet.
HOLDS TEACHERS’ EXAMINATION
The fourth quarterly series of teach-
ers' examinations was held th** latter
part of Inst week by County Superin-
tendent John L. Rice in his office in
the court houes. The following per-
sons took the examination: Mrs. Fran-
cis Clapp, Dezzie Hill, Bert Miller,
Lonny Belisle, Nellie Dixon, Chris-
tine Smith and Etta Harris. Joe
Phelps, who is attending the medical
school of the state university, was
here Friday and Saturday assisting In
FIRST LYCEUM NUMBER GIVEN.
Hampered by the smallness of the
high school auditorium the first num-
ber of the high school lyceum course
given last Wednesday night by James
Goddard, bass-baritone, and assisting
artists, was somewhat of a disappoint-
ment to the crowd which attended.
Mrs. Clyde Musgrove, who Is manag-
ing the course, announces that the
next number will he a concert number
and should be one of the best pro-
grams of the entire course.
LOCAL SUNDAY SCHOOL LOYAL.
The Sunday school of the Baptist
church has proved its patriotism by
purchasing three of the Second Lib-
erty Loan bonds.
MRS. JAS. SNEARY DEAD.
Mrs. James Sneary. mother of O. M
Sneary of this city, and a former resi-
dent of this city died in Enid the first
of the week.
ESTABLISHES FLORAL SHOP.
In order lo provide a convenient
place for El R* no citizens to purchase
cuf flow'crs and other floral supplies,
the Preston Floral company is estab-
lishing a sale office in the front part
of the Burger Bakery at 214 South
Rock Island. The new establishment
will he under the management of G.
A division of military and naval in-
sauranee of the bureau of war risk in-
surance Iiiis been organized as a part
oi tin* treasury department and is in
active opei at ion. A number of poli-
cies on the lives of soldiers have al-
ready been issued, aggregating nearly
$25,000,t>oo in insurance. The benefits
of the law are available to all of the
members of the United State
navy, and nurses’ corps.
A short summary of some of the
main features of the law follows:
Premiums for a $10,000 polic y begin
with $6.30 per month at ages 1">, 16.
ami 17; increase to $6.40 per month
; for the ages 18. 19, and 20; to $6.50
I per month ages 21, 22 and 23; to $6.40
per month for the ages of _4 and 25;
to $6.70 per month for the ages of 26
and 27: to $6.SO per month for the*
age of 28; to $6.90 per month for the
* ages of 2!) to 30; to $7 per month for
j the age of 31, with progressive in-
crease's for ages above* those given.
The minimum amount of insurance
that nmv be taken out is $1,000.
i The compulsory allotment to a wife
or children, which is separate from the
(insurance, shall not be less than $15
a month, and shall not exceed one half
o! a n in’ paj \ voluntai y allotment,
subject to regulations, may be ns larg*-
ns the insured de-sires, within the limits
of his pay.
In addition, the government will
pnv monthly allowances as follows:
i Class A In the case of a man to
his wife (including a former wife di
I vorced) and to his child or children:
1 (a) If there be a wife but no child
(bV If thero be a wife and one
(c) If there be a wife and two chil-
! dren. $32.50, with $5 per month addi-
| tional for eac h additional child.
(d) If thero be no wife but one
| (e) if thero be no wife hut two
I children, $12.50.
! (f) If there be no wife but four
children, $30, with $5 per month ad-
j ditional for each additional child.
I Class B. In the case' of a man or
I woman, to a grandchild, a parent, bro-
ther, or sister:
(a) If there he one parent, $10.
(b) If there be two parents. $20.
(c) For each grandchild, brother,
sister, and additional parent, $5.
In the case of a woman, to a child
(d) If there be one child. $5.
(e) If there be two children, $12.50.
(f) If there be three children, $20.
(g) If there he four children, $30.
with $5 per month additional for each
If the man makes an allotment to
certain oilier dependent relatives the
government will also pay them an al
lowance which may equal the allot-
.merit, hut this shall not he more than
the difference between $50 and the al-
j lowance paid to the wife and children,
i The increased compensation in case
of death runs from a minimum of $20
monthly to a motherless child, or $25
monthly to a childless widow, to a
maximum of $75 monthly lo a widow
and several children. The widowed
mother may participate in the compen-
In case of total disability the month
Iy compensation runs from a minimum
of $30, if the injured man lias neither
wifi* nor child living, to a maximum of
$75 if he has a wife and three or nioro
children living, with $10 a month extra
if he has a widowed mother dependent
The maximum is enlarged still fur-
ther. for when the disabled man con-
stantly requires a nurse or attendant
$20 monthly may be added. If the dis-
ability is due to the loss of both feet,
l»oth hands, or total blindness of both
eyes, or if he is helpless or permanent-
ly bedridden, $100 monthly is granted.
The law contemplates future legis-
lation for reeducation and vocational
training for the disabled. It giveH
them full pay and their families the
same allowance as for the last month
of actual service during the term of
THE NATION S SUPREME TASK.
The Nation’s one job is to make war with every ounce of
mental, moral, physical and financial strength. Nothing else
War, war, vigorous, aggressive, all powerful war, is our
one supreme work* To that end the fullest measure of the Na-
tion’s life must he given and upon it the utmost potentialities
of our resources be concentrated and consecrated. Banish
everything else but the things which arm us with the power
to strike for life and liberty.
This means, crowd every coal mine to the utmost of it
capacity; run every furnace and steel plant as though the
Nation s life depended upon it, which it does; build every ship,
big and small, steel or wood, for which men and materials can
be found, and count not the cost; run every cotton mill to its
Produce every bale of cotton, every bushel of grain that
can be grown; raise livestock and poultry, and keep on rais-
ing them, for our allies are hungry, and soon will starve if we
cannot supply them bread and meat.
Make guns, the biggest and the best; produce explosives
without limit; crowd all the potentialities of chemistry to the
last notch of human energy; expand railroads; build perma-
nent highways; make money with all possible energy, and
turn it into Liberty Bonds and into Red Cross or iHnHroH in-
Work, work, work, and k?ep on working, be 3
borer, mechanic, clerk, banker, manufacturer, men
italist, preacher or teacher, or whatever may be y
tion. All that you have, all that you prize In life, a
womanhood—your women, he it remembered—the a
the prattling baby, and the child yet unborn, the
Christ, civilization, your own America, Land of L
home of the free, are now staked upon how you me
dividual responsibility In this, earth’s supremest ho«
i ou cannot, you dare not shirk, ifou cannot t!
burden upon others. From the women, the babies, y
try, your God, comes the call to you in thunder to:
your duty, and do it now.—Manufacturers’ Record
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