The Tribune-Progress (Mountain View, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 7, Ed. 1 Friday, June 21, 1918 Page: 1 of 8
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Volume 20. Number 7
Mountain View, Oklahoma, Friday, June 21, 1918
$1.00 Per Year
RED CROSS LIE
NIPPED IN THE BUD
A Report Trying to be Circulat-
ed to the Effect that Gar-
ments Made by Red Cross
Workers Were Sold to the
I he letter folowing has been
handed to us by \V. F. Gattis, a
farmer living north of town. In
explanation of same the Tribune-
Progress will give in detail the
reason Mr. Gatis is in receipt of
Some time ago the report came
to Mr. Gattis that articles made
which you mentioned—that the
Red Cross was selling the articles
sent by the good people of Amer-
ica to their soldiers—that is un-
true. It is merely a rumor and
nothing more. Some people de-
light in knocking and those peo-
ple generally knock because they
can’t do anything else efficiently.
Such knocking shou Id be termed
Pro-tier man and the law should
take a hand in the matter.
This is a time when the Ameri-
can people should work in uni-
son and toward the one goal "To
Well, the war still goes on, but
there are high hopes that the
“finish” is close at hand. Fine
weather for any and all kinds of
activity and advantage is being
taken of same.
The Sammies will do their
share every time they are called
upon. This has been proven be-
by the Red Cross were being sold )’uud duubt !)y the troops who
to the soldier boys. He did not!1,ave already "mixed it” with
believe the report, and in order
to establish a fact to the contrary
he procured the name of a soldier
boy from a lady friend and at
once wrote him regarding the
matter. He received the reply
last week and at once brought it
to the office for publication.
Mr. Gattis has always liberally
contributed to the different cam-
paigns and now says he is “rarin”
to do more for the Red Cross and
that should anyone utter such
propoganda within his hearing he
will do his duty as an American
citizen. Pro-Germans or devils
within their employ are in our
midst and are doing everything
they can to down the loyal and
patriotic spirit of the people who
are easily led The government is
read to deal with all such scoun-
drels and you are not doing your
duty if you do not report the
names of those who scatter Ger-
The leter is as follows:
those d— Bodies.
With best regards to yourself
Yours for Victory,
Sgt. Lee C. Miller
M. G. Co. 16th Inf
A. E. F.
YOU MUST BE SAV-
ING ON SUGAR
The Government Trusts You to
do as the Order is Issued;
If You do Not Wish to Abide
by the Country’s Order You
arc not Doing Your Duty.
Eat Less Beef.
In order to conserve the beef
supply a new ruling has been
made. It will be in order for
households to use more pork in
order to supply the meat rations
at the table.
The demands for beef for our
army, the allied armies and their
civilian population this summei
are beyond our present surplus,
A new sugar order is now ef-
fective. The new order for the
sale of same was taken up Friday
by the grocers of M mntain
The order as sent out by the
state food administration is as
“United States Food Adminis-
trator Hoover directs that sales of
sugar to town or city consumers
be reduced to two pounds and
sales to rural consumers to five
pounds. It is also necesary to
take precautions against the
home canning rules’ being abused.
\\ e have decided to limit pur-
chases for home caning purpses
to twenty-five pounds per family,
if any family reejuires more sugar
they must make a showing to you
and get an order in writing au-
thorizing them to purchase their
requirement as approved by you.
Please give immediate instruc-
tions to all groceries in your coun-
ty covering these two points
Much waste of sugar results from
sugar bowls on tables in public
eating places. Please instruct all
such places to remove the sugar
\mes J bowls and to allow each person
with emergency addresses is built
up the telegraph cieVks get dupli-
cates. These clerks already are
supplied with blank telegrams
which require only the relative's
address, uadie of sender, nature
of casualty and the date, and fill-
ing in the blank spaces they get
the telegrams off as quickly as
possible. In addition to main-
taining the telegraph blanks for
the sake of speed the statistical
division is Supplied with sets of
form letters to be filled in and
mailed when further details are
W bile relatives are generally in
receipt of Information within 24
hours after the Cables are re-
ceived, delays are sometimes
due to cle.'jcal errors caused by
the fact that names must pass
through so many hands in France
and in America, incorrect emer-
gency addfeses turned in by sol-
diers, removal of families to ad-
dresses other than those listed,
and the occasional necessity for
cabling back to General Pershing
to verify a name or to obtain an
Aside frbm these four causes of
delay the only reason for the fail-
ure of relatives to receive word at
once is military consideration.
General Pershing may, at his dis-
cretion, withhold a casualty list
until he is positive it will have no
military value to the enemy.
Threshing Prices Fixed
I he following prices for thresh
ing have been fixed by the price
fixing committee of Kiowa conn
I welve cents a bushel depen-
Eighteen cents per bushel, in-
dependent, stacked grain.
1 he state has fixed prices neai
the above, but a little less, owing
to the tact that they figured on
tlie grain crop of average yearly
yield. The yield in the north part
of the state will be much heavier
than in this part, therfore, the
price here should be just a little
higher than that set by the state.
FROM COMM€RCE REPORTS
Department atores are a nucces* la
Chinn and are growing |D favor
MorlJig pletnres art- wunted In Chl-
nn to Inform the p<>ople regarding In-
dustrial and social Ufa In the United
Bavaria is to undertake the produc-
tlon of aluminum from native clay ta
replace the bauxite formerly obtajned
from southern France and Dalmatia.
"The avernge Russian fanner 1*
back on tha land," says n traveler. "Ha
will not accept money for hla prod-
uce. He refuses to worry about th«
fluctuations In the value of the ruble,"
The Red Cross Needs You
On Active Service
May 22, 1918.
W. T. Gattis,
Mt. View, Okla.,
My Dear Sir:
Have at hand your letter of
April 22, in which you have made
inquiry in regard to the Red
gladly say for the Red
Hoover’s message to Judge
says. “On the other hand we have | not exceeding the quota for one
enough increased supply of pork
this summer to warrant economi-
cal expansion of its use.”
The new rules governig the use
of beef are:
Eating houses must not serve
boiled beef more than two meals
Roast beef must not be served
more than once a week.
Beef steak must not be offered
on menus more than one meal
meal based on three pounds for
County Food Administrator A.
B. W'ey of Hobart, issued in-
structions to all deputies in Kio
wa county and where it is neces-
sary to secure more than twenty*
five pounds for canning it will he
necessary to call on the local food
administrator for an extra quan-
As the order now stands it will
be necessary to soon inaugurate
i sugar card system. This is the
Householders are requested not
to buy more than one and a fourth only way that all can be served
pounds of clear beef weekly per equally. Jf a person wants to dis-
per household or more regard the order and not be loyal
C ross that they are doing a great j than one and a half pounds, in- they can purchase two pounds of
work; a work beyond compre-! eluding the bone. |sugar from a number of different
hension for those who do not see j The new rules will be in force [stores and in this way get more
w ith their ovGi eyes, the results ;at least until Sept. 15th. Hoover than they are entitled to. Nb
oi their labors. As for rumor I announces. patriotic person will do this, yet
ithci-p are those who think more
| of their personal comforts
i they do of their country.
We have purchased the Mountain
View Grain Co., Elevator and will
continue m a
General Grain, Coal and
sugar card is the next in line.
This Gets the Slackers
Mrs. Edmund F. Brown direc-
tor women’s work of Red Cross
for Southwest Division, has is-
sued the following:
"The Southwest Division must
furnish four hundred thousand
pairs of socks and one hundred
and eighty sweaters before the
first of September. Generally
speaking the proportion to be
maintained in your knitting is one
muffler and one pair of wristlets
to ten helmets, titty sweaters and
one hundred pairs of socks. We
do not want to give chapters a
quota on tiiis because if a chapter
is peculiarly fortunate in getting
a supply of yard suitable for socks
we do not want them to knit only
a specified number of socks and
then use the rest of their yarn for
some other purpose, but we want
all the available sock yarn knitted
into socks, and the coarser yarn
used for sweaters, and vve will let
you know when to stop. We have
a tremendous task betore us for
the summer months.
On a Strictly Gash Basis
All goods to be paid for before leav-
ing premises. So if you send for
goods, send check or money. Please
do not ask us to deviate from this
In return we will endeavor to merit
your patronage by giving you quality,
good service and courteous treatment.
Bring us your wheat, and buy your
Meal, Feed and Coal here. We want
empty second-hand sacks.
farm Milt & Grain Co.
Successors IcMaaB-tain View .Grain Co.
F* E. Loomis, Mgr. . . Mountain View*
Carnegie and a number of
towns nearby, in Caddo county,
have a unique way of handling
slackers. The Council of Defense
of these towns and school dis
tricts report the names of “slack
ers” from their district to the
other districts and thus the peo
pie are kept posted on who the
slackers are. These names are
published in the papers of the
towns where this resolution is et
fective and in this way the public
is kept informed. The man that
is a “slacker” on Red Cross, Y. M
C. A., Liberty Bond or Thrift
Stamps, or in any way shows
himself to be against the work
ings or orders of the government,
should be known to the people.
Relatives are Kept Posted.
Relatives of soldiers named in
casualty lists forwarded from
France ordinarily are notified
within 24 hours after receipt of
the lists, acording to a statement
authorized by the War Depart-
ment. A “statistical division,”
with a staff of officers and a corps
of stenographers, gives all its
time to the maintenance of files of
soldiers’ names and addresses.
This division notifies relatives.
A copy of the roster of each
contingent sailing to join the Ex-
peditionary Forces is filed in card
index fashion, each card bearing
the name of one soldier, his or-
ganization, and the name and ad-
dress of parent or other relative
or friend designated by him to be
notified in emergency. When a
casualty list is received from Gen.
Pershing each name cabled from
the American Expeditionary
Force is listed with the emer-
gency. address on file in the card
index. .As rapidl/ ««. tb* oeve lilt
Teachers to Sign Oath.
Teachers of town and rural
schools are required to sign an
oath that they will be patriotic
and exercise patriotic principles
of our government. (Jopies of the
oath are now in the hands ot
trustees of independent districts
and for normal schools. The
county superintendent has them.
The oath follows:
State of Oklahoma,
Counyt of----------------, ss:
I,__________, the undersigned,
do hereby pledge allegiance to the
flag of the United States and
most solemnly swear (or affirm)
that 1 will keep the flag, the em-
blem of our nation, before my pu-
pils at all times; that 1 will teach
pariotism both by precept and ex-
ample to the best of my ability;
that 1 will emphasize in my teach-
ing the principles upon which out
government is founded; that L
will support and defend the con-
stituion and laws of the United
States and of the State of Okla-
homa, and that 1 will assist and
co-operate with the Councils of
Defense and all other agencies
having for their purposes the in-
therest and welfare ot our soldiers
and the successful termination of
the war, that I have full knowl-
edge of the contents of this oath
and approve of the administration
of same, and therefore, affix my
signature to it of my own free
will and accord, so help me God.
Subscribed and sworn to before
me this-----day of-----------,
Dr. Thomas, Dentist *
Will be in Mountain View
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
OF EACH WEEK
At Dr. Bright’s Office
Over Corner Drug Store.
Remember the Days.
Zellner Motor Co.
If its a Ford Repair, We have it—
Always in Stock.
Our repair department is in charge of
H. C. Miller, a man of many years exper-
ience in automobile repair work.
Oils, Gasoline - Tires and Tubes
Everything that is needed by
the auto owner
Zellner Motor Co.
J. E. ZELLNER, Prop.
Mountain View - Phone 75
My commission expires-------
Masons will please remember
the masonic lectures to-night. C.
Hunt will giee them, and young
»ad old masons will enjoy hewr-
i«g Uksl we aad attead.
I will give my time to Real Estate, Loan
and Insurance, and you may feel confi-
dent that any business placed in my
hands will be given the best attention
and your interests looked after as you
would care for it yourself.
Come up and see me. Old Jimmie has
ways treated you right..
J. W, BRADBURY
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West, H. C. The Tribune-Progress (Mountain View, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 7, Ed. 1 Friday, June 21, 1918, newspaper, June 21, 1918; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc914344/m1/1/: accessed December 18, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.