Mayes County Republican (Pryor, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 13, 1918 Page: 1 of 10
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MAYES COUNTY REPUBLICAN
PRYOR, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JUNE 13,1918,
Cut Out the Shows.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
W. A. Graham, President.
0. R. Graham, Vice-President.
Karl J. Moore, Cashier.
Joe Hillin, Assistant Cashier.
W. A. Graham.
0. R. Graham.
J. C. Hogan.
W. F. Woodward.
Jno. W. Shutt.
Jno. G. Mitchell.
Karl J. Moore.
It is our constant aim to meet the require-
ments of customers in a manner consistant
with right banking principles, together with
We always have money to loan, come in
and see us.
•OY8 WHO REGISTERED.
The Mayes County Defenoe JJstWaawes of persons whose reg-
Coundl has tabooed all circuses and itfratk* cants are in the possession
Altho Pryor was a , little north
east of the regular route of the
eclipse Saturday evening the phe-
nominon was plainly seen here, it
being almost total, It was a beauti
ful sight and smoked glass was
much in evidence all over the city
It will be ninety-nine years before
the same thing occurs again.
The Summer Normals will close
the 19th of July, and the regular
examination for county certificates
will be held on the 18th, 19th, and
20th of July instead of the regular
examination period. These ex-
amintions will be held at the summer
schools, and also at each county
seat in the state at the time men
Saturday afternoon, a little be-
fore the eclipse, an aerplane passed
over the southeast part of Pryor.
The plane was gray in color and
was flying the stars and stripes.
We have no way of knowing where
it was from or whither it was bound.
Many of our people saw the mach-
ine and heard the sharp pop-pop of
They’re Happy Now.
Thurman Fraley and Miss Grace
Marie Mullens o f Adair, were
married by Rev. J. A. Sage at the
Methodist parsonage, i n Pryor,
Friday evening. The bridal pair
were accompanied by the groom’s
parents. The newly Weds are well
known and highly respected young
people of Adair. The Republican
Children's Bay at Greenbrier.
A party of Pryorites motored out
to Greenbrier Sunday afternoon and
listened to a most excellent Chil-
dren’s Day program put on by the
young folks of that community. J
H. Langley gave a short talk at the
conclusion of the program and Mrs.
Harrison and Mr. Crum each sang a
solo, all of which was greatly
appreciated by the Greenbrierites.
FOR THE LIFE OF YOUR CAR
Notice is hereby given to the
members of Camp Duglass H. Coop-
er, C. V. that there will be a busi
ness meeting held at the Office of
J. C. Chandler, J. P. in the town of
Pryor. Okla., June 22nd, 1918, for
the purpose of electing delegates
and sponsors to the Confederate
Reunion to be held at Tulsa, Okla.,
September, 25, 26, and 27th, 1918.
by order of D. W. Vann, Command-
An Unpatriotic Remark.
Ex-Governor Hodges, of Kansas,
made a characteristic remark the
other day, when he was asked who
would be the next Senator from that
state. “It makes little difference,’’
he asserted, “who the man is, so
long as he is a democrat.” Which
reminds us that such a spirit as
that contributes as much to the
winning of the war as chronic
loafers and other scum contribute
to the "uplift of humanity”.
To Play at St. Louis.
Paul Snyder, a Pryor boy, who
is studying piano at Chicago, has
received an invitation to play at St.
Louis. Mo., on the 26th of this
month, at a session of the Missouri
State Teacher’s Association, His
teacher, Mary Wood Chase, is to
lecture before the association on
that day, and she will at that time
present Mr. Snyder as her pupil.
He will play four numbers. Friends
of young Snyder, who are watch-
ing his career with interest, will be
glad to know of this new honor.
Wage Earners’ Bonds.
Wage earner’s bonds, that’s what
War Savings Stamps are. They
can’t depreciate in value. They
grow. They are earning money all
of the time. They are little bond
orchards, growing from small seeds
and spreading out into luxurious
ranches bearing rich fruit, in the
shape of interest, at 4 per cent per
While patriotic in their inspira-
tion, there is an accent on the “pa”
for they pay interest. And even
then the money is not tied up be-
yond recall. You can get it on ten
days’ notice if you must have it.
Be a real patriot. Have a finan-
carnivals during the war. The
city of Pryor, on request of the De-
fense Council will refuse to license
these shows and the other towns
are asked to fall in line. Mayes
county people prefer to spend their
money in helping to win the war
rather than to keep up a bunch of
show and Carnival companies.
Lei’s Fix Up the West lead.
While the County Commissioners
are working State convicts on the
county roads, the citizens of Pryor
should get in touch with them and
see if some work cannot f>e secured
on the road between Pryor and the
Rogers county line. Tulsa tourists,
hundreds of them are going via
Chelsea and thru Adair to the
Spavinaw hills every Sunday, when
the Pryor route would be nearer
By all means, let us get busy on
the road west of us and secure for
Pryor this tourist travel.
Pounded the Preacher.
A goodly number of the Pryor
Methodists gathered at the church
Friday evening, and at 8:30 pro-
ceeded to the parsonage, where
they gave the new pastor and family
a substantial “pounding”. Rev.
Sage expressed himself as “more
than delighted” at the hospitable
treatment received at the hands of
his parishoners. His table was
loaded to oversowing with good
things and he was thus forcibly
shown that his people welcome him
to his new field and propose to
stand back of him in his endeavors.
Same Over Here.
It is earnestly to be hoped chat
if the loafers are really sent to the
farms to work thru harvest they
will return when the last shock of
wheat is threshed. Life in Vinita
would be dull indeed without these
gentry that toil not neither do they
spin. Life will scarcely be worth
living without these noble idlers.
Let us hope they all return in health
and strength, and if, mayhap, sun-
burned and hardened by toil they
will yet be with us to help make
life endurable till the cruel war
Decapitated the Kaiser.
Several "kids” were overheard
outside the Republican office inform-
ing themselves and each other of
the punishment they would be de-
lighted to inflict on the Kaiser in
case they "ever got the chanct”.
Half an hour later a Republican re-
porter ventured outside and noticed
a few alterations in some of the
posters advertising the “Beast of
Berlin” in the theater adjacent.
Wherever the Kaiser’s face had
appeared on the posters, a jack-
knife nad been active, and the
“Beast’’ had been “mercilessly de-
Tacked or (he Deficit
The Red Cross manager in An-
thony in our old home county in
Kansas was ashamed of the show-
ing made by his teams in the first
Red Cross drive. The city first re-
ported $1200 less than its quota.
The manager resolved to "get even”
so in the second drive he tacked
the $1200 to the $8,000 assessed,
and called the quota $92 00. They |Thf'bf>r’ Wii,,lan’ Pi,'r’ Kptfhum'
of the local board:
Dated June 6, 1918.
Adair, Harry Bedford Jr/, Pensacola.
Armontrout, James William, Pryor.
Armstrong, Harold Strickland, Adair.
Armstrong, Warren Dewey, Big Cabin
Amecker, Jacob, Salina.
Baker, Clinton, Pryor.
Barnett, Charles James, Pryor.
Baugh, Edgar, Chouteau.
Bearden, David N., Chouteau.
Beardmore, Mead, Pryor.
Bewk’’, Edward Vanpelt, Loo. Grove.
Btaike,' Albert Watts, Pryor.
Brown, Roy, Salina.
Burdick, Qibie Leonard, Strang.
Carman, William A., Pryor.
Cams, Clyde, Salina.
Clanton, Albert Ellis, Chelsea.
Cobler, Charley Aron, Murphy.
Conner, Earnest, Chouteau.
Contiss, Oscar, Murphy.
Cox, James E., Strang.
Creek, Catlet, Pensacola.
Dykes, Charles, Rose.
Elrod, Lon, Locust Grove,
fitter, William E. A., Pryor.
Fair, Jake, Chouteau.
Fields, George Houston, Adair.
Fields, William McKinley, Ketchum.
Fisher, Foster W., Murphy.
Fjpley, Harvey Edmond, Adair.
Frazier, George, Murphy.
Fqroum, Cleveland Fredrick, Chouteau
French, Thomas Esley, Pryor.
Garrison, Charles Robert, Pryor.
Gwartney, Lonnie, Leach.
Hall, Jim, Salina.
Hauion, Lawson Floyd, Locust Grove.
Hardy, l*slie Everett, Pryor.
Harrison, Dewitt, Locust Grove.
Headrick, Pirlie Frances, Loc. Grove.
Hedrick, Virgil Rufus, Pryor.
Ince, Arthur Etoyl, Pryor.
Ingersoll, Earl, Salina.
Iund, Samuel M., Pryor.
Andrew, Jackson, (col.) Strang.
Jennings, Howard, Big Cabin.
Jones, Thomas Bryar, Pryor.
Keith, William Ernest, Locust Grove.
Keys, Charley Louis, Chelsea.
Keys Qlint Edgar, Loaf.
Kem,1 Francis Lafayette, Loc. Grove.
King, Berry’, Salina.
King, John, Salina.
Lane, Charles Raymond. Chouteau.
Layton, Ora, Alluwe.
Ledman, Charley Leander, Ketchum.
Lord, Walter Lee, Big Cabin, (col.)
Lynch, James Willard, Pensacola.
Maner, Jess Austin, Murphy.
Moslen, Ezra Bryan, Chelsea.
Martin, Earl, Chouteau, (col.)
McClamey, Willis Hunly, Loaf.
McDonald, Martin, Murphy.
McIntosh, Richard, Locust Grove.
Moore, Claude, Adair.
Moore, Ewell Elbert, Locust Grove.
Moore, Jessie Hugh, Pryor.
Nash, Earl Benjamin, Chouteau.
Notterman, Nick Lawrence. Pryor.
Oliver, Robert, Chouteau. (Col.)
Pickup, Joe, Salina.
Phariss, Elvert Lee, Pryor.
Pritchett, John Richard, Salina.
Proctor, Thomas Bryan, Adair.
Quesenbepy, Noah Henry’, Chouteau.
Ray, Oliver Hensley, Locust Grove.
Rainwater, Ural, Chouteau.
Reed,William Earnest, Pryor.
Redden, James Hilmon, Strang.
Rex, Charley Leslie, Adair.
Rider, Leonard Vann. Chouteau.
Riley, John Jr., Chapel.
Robinson, Warner Alexander. Kefh’m
Rogers, Guy, Pryor.
Schneider, Walter Earnest. Pryor.
Scott, James Frank, Salina.
Scott. William, Salina.
Scott, John Ashley, Ketchum.
Shannon, Bryan, Mazie.
Sixkiller, Henry, Chouteau.
Siijar, Thomas Ray, Murphy.
Sloan, Jamie, Chouteau.
Smith. Jim, Salina.
Stephens, Matthew. Yonkers.
Stamper, Larkin, Murphy.
Spencer, Clyde A., Prybr.
Sullivan, Arvil Granville. Adair.
Summers, Roy Lee, Strang.
Farmers Record Book
i OOD business methods make it
desirable and the Income Tax
makes it necessary for many
farmers to keep a more accurate rec-
ord of their farm operations and to
that end we have for all who desire
it, a Record Account Book.
Citizens Bank & Trust
FIFTY-TWO MOKE BOYS
OFF TO TRAVIS SOON.
This call is for 52 white men to
be entrained for Camp Travis, Tex-
as, some time between June 24th 1 Si
cial responsibility i n this great j raised the entire quota, and went
war. Aside from their monetary
bearing value, subscribe to all the
Tickeater, John. Pryor.
Thompson, Lemuel, Locust Grove.
Thom1 on, Harry Arlis, Salina.
Trimble. Lewis Preston. Strang.
“over the top”. Until the drive was
over, no one, except the manager, ______.___________r______
War Savings Stamps you con carry j knew about the “revision” of the Van Brunt, Leonard Spepcer, Cho’au.
and show your loyalty to your gov-, quota. Now he is boasting about ,Van"’ 0>far Trotl Pr>or
ernment, and to the brave boys who how slick he "pulled it over" on........~
are fighting our battles over. bis fellow towns people. Fact is
there ”. June 28th is pledge day. I the entire story is only another
Big Patriotic picture "The Man Iillu8lraUoD 0 f 1 h * w«“ "***-
Without a Country" seven reels ™**1 fact thal th? people“e m°re
. aa ^ ... I,n earnest about the war than they
une LL afternoon and night at ( were when the first drive was con-
the Lyric Theater ducted.
Walsh, Guy, Chouteau.
Warder. Leonard E., Locust Grove.
Watkins. George Alex, Pryor.
Webster, Oscar. Rosp,
Weriher. Clarence, Rose.
Westfall, George White, Chouteau.
Woods, Estill Bryon, Adair.
Wyatt, William Jesse, Murphy.
Yeager John Charles, Murphy.
and June 29th.
The following list includes 52 and
Clifford Sloan, Chouteau.
Clyde Ross Tigert, Tip.
Heemun Oval Henry, Pryor.
Fred Pollahite, Chouteau.
Louis Edward Smith, Adair.
Joseph William Ramsey, Chouteau.
Bluford Solomon Davis, Adair.
James Willis Morrison, Strang.
Walter V. Smith, Ketchum.
Sterling Price Mulcare, Pensacola.
Issac G. Wilkerson, Ketchum.
Lindon Foggleman, Locust Grove.
Oscar Bennett McCausland, Pryor.
■Clyde Clarence Hoffman. Adair.
Fred Bryant. Strang.
Theodore J. Weaver, Salina.
Monroe Austin. Pryor.
Carl F. Beardmore, Pryor.
Orville Smith, Chouteau.
John Oscar Allen, Chouteau.
Frank O. D. Karaey, Locu«t Grove.
Everett Mlee Short, Adair.
Rufus Stilley, Strang.
Frank Auterson, Salina.
Shelby Neal, Salina and Murphy.
Jay Seitz, Salina.
W’illiam Buck, Route 3, care L. H.
Papan. Kaw City. Okla.
Peter Maten, Inola.
Clyde Hall. Salina.
Henry Maggart, Salina.
Dewitt CKnt Hall, Loaf.
Thomas C. Nowlin. Ketchum.
Herman Bland Lewis, Adair.
Jesse Earnest Cox, Strang.
Charles Tehee, Yonkers.
Lester J. Downum. Salina.
Benjamin Parman, Ketchum.
Charles Evert Curts, Big Cabin.
Charles Evert Snider, Pryor.
James Fletcher Williams, Chouteau.
William Seldon Hicks. Pryor.
Wilson C. South, Chelsea.
William Coats, will entrain from
Fred Snodgrass, Chelsea.
Thomas Walters, Mazie.
Robert Reed. Sallisaw.
John Clarence W'ilkerson. Pryor.
Alva Paul Johnson, Adair.
Ben Allen Head. Pryor.
John Edwin Conatzer, Pryor.
Thomas Edwin Milner. Rose.
Andrew Jackson Wagnon, l/oc. Grove.
Walter Dyer Coyle, Pryor.
Lelan Scott, Pryor.
Kenneth Moore Cummings. Strang.
Voll W’alker Davis, care Harry Ash-
Md„ with the 6th Engineers and like
the army life just fine.
After leaving Pryor I went to Jef-
ferson Barracks, Mo., where I stayed
about ten days before I came here.
"1 had a good time all the way from
. Louis to Laurel, Mr., also saw
Dated June 7. 1918.
Moore. Alfred Jennings, Chouteau.
Neel, Marvin Edward, Locust Grove.
Ragsdale, Claude. Rose.
W’oodall, Richard. Murphy.
Dated June 8. 1918.
Wright, Milis Star. Locust Grove.
Dated June 10, 1918.
Haff, Ray Bogles. Ketchum.
THANKS FROM THE BOYS.
Following are extracts from some
of the letters and ’ards written by the
Mayes county boys to the Comfort
Kit Committee, thanking the Red
Cross for Comfort Kits given out to
them when they left for the training
June 6th, 1918.
“MrR. T. H. Hayden. Chairman.
"i am now located in Camp Lowell,
some beautiful scenery.
"I would prefer Oklahoma anytime
to i his country here to live in.
”1 wish to thank the Red Cross
" orkers of Mayes county for the com-
fort kit which they presented to me.
and will say I am well pleased with
it. Several of the boys have ask me
where I got it, while some of them
have sent patterns of it home to have
their folks make one like it.
"Will close as it is getting late and
get this in this evening’s mail. O, yes,
we will probably leave for France
about the last of the month.
"As ever, your friend,
"ERNEST L. JOHNSTON.
"Co. F, 66th Engineers."
"Many thanks for the Comfort Kit
given me. Please let the good work
of the Mayes county Red Cross go
on. aud we boys will do our best.—
"1 write you in regard to my Com-
fort Kit ! received from the Red Cross.
I think it very nice of the Red Cross
to give Comfort Kits for they are
badly needed by all the boys. I like
army life fine< and l intend to make
a good soldier, and when the kaiser
is whipped we can,all come back to
our homes in peace. Yours truly,
"1 sure do thank you for that Com-
fort Kit. I found things in there 1
needed. Everything was useful and
I am surely thankful. Your friend.
"The Comfort Kit was highly ap-
preciated. It is something every sol-
dier needs, it is so nice and handy.
We arrived ail O. K., but sure were
tired when we got here. We have
to stay in camp fourteen dajs be-
fore we can go anywhere. So many
thanks to the Red Cross.—Ed Tin-
"1 thank the Red Cross for my Com-
fort Kit. 1 think the world of it. and
I like the soldier life fine. Tell old
Pryor a big howdy for me. — Otis
“I certain1)’ find a lot of comfort
in my Comfort Kit. 1 like it at Camp
Travis. We have our uniforms and
look like soldiers. I thank the Red
Cross.—Leo Ray Finley."
Others who wrote their thanks
from Camp Travis are Jasper B.
Knox. Mansfield A. Brown, Earl
Plumlee and Joel Bledsoe, also the
following comes from L. M. Pace:
"1 want to thank you for my Com-
fort Kit. Some people may think we
don't need them, but that is a mis-
take. I have used mine already, and
I think most of the boys have.”
And Victor Taylor writes from
"Red Cross Chapter of Pryor,
Okla.: I am a little slow in express-
ing my appreciation for your Comfort
Kit. but it's perhaps better because
1 have had an opportunity to see many
others, and I have seen none so neat
and complete as yours.”
The regular funds -of the Red
Cross can no longer be used to furn-
ish these kits for the boys. What
shall we do about it? Shall we raise
a special fund for the purchase, or
discontinue giving them out? Speak
Your family and friends
went your photograph
before you leave for the
Make tin appointment
William M. Parker,
Photographer, Phone 29
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Harding, L. D. Mayes County Republican (Pryor, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 13, 1918, newspaper, June 13, 1918; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc957140/m1/1/: accessed August 18, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.