Mayes County Republican (Pryor, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 15, 1918 Page: 1 of 8
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MAYES COUNTY REPUBLICAN
PRYOR, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, AUG, 15, 1918,
CONDENSED STATEMENT Or FINANCIAL CONDITION
The First National Bank of Pryor Creek
at the Close or Business June 20, 191 a
Loans and Discounts, • $271,543.56
Overdrafts, . - 1,036.65
U. S. Bonds at par, - 20,500.00
Other Bonds & Warrants • 44,761.47
Stock in Federal Reserve
Bank, Kansas City, Mo.
Var Savings Certificates ......
5 per cent Redemption Fund, 1,025.00
Cash ft Sight Bxohsnge 50,5 13.42
State, County and City Depositary
Water is Scarce. New Registrant to Leavenworth Notice Mayes Co. Baptists.
The meeting of the Mayes Coun-
ty Baptists Association will be held
Aug. 29 to 31 instead of the 19th
to the 21st as printed in the min-
uter. J. M. Cole, Sec’y.
Complaint comes from various lo- Edward Vanpelt Bewley of Locust
calities of the shortness of water for Grove, will leave in the next few
stock. Many stockmen have found days for Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas,
it necessary to drive cattle for miles for training in the Signal corps,
to the river or creeks for water as This man is one of the new regis-
artifieial ponds have gone dry. trants.
To Arkansas University. Dr. Jones 0ft tor Camp.
The following Mayes county reg- Dr. J. S. Jones left Tuesday for
istrants leave today for Fayetteville. Camp Oglethorpe, Ga., having been
Ark., for training in the University called to the service,
as auto mechanics: Gladstone C. The doctor will be pleasantly sit-
Pratt, Pryor; Roy Odneal, Choteau; uated as the camp is located near
Virgil Rufus Hedrick, Pryor. the home of his parents, whom he
will get to see often.
They’ll Sure Come.
Jim Hanna and family returned Mnnjflmenl.
to their home at Baxter Springs, Jesse Layton has resigned his po-
Thursday morning. Jim took the sition with Samuel Bros. Hardware
head of that big fish he assisted in Co., and accepted a position as sales
landing, home with him—and now manager with the Ford Agency of
we are looking every day to see a G, C. Pratt, who has been called to!
bunch of those Baxter Springs sports 1 the service,
come down after the mate to that C. L. Pratt, Jr., of Salina, will
be manager of this agency in the
Picnic on Grand River.
A jolly bunch of Pryorites mo-
tored to Salina Friday and enjoyed a j
picnic on Grand river.
Those composing the party were; j
Mr. and Mrs. Karl Johnson, Mr. and
Mrs, Gordon Fryer, Mrs. Wm. Stiles,
' Misses Elizabeth Richardson, Elsie
! Stiles, Stella and Lucy Clark, Vera
Warren and Mr. Earnest Brown.'
All reiwrt a very enjoyable time.
Taken !» Hospital.
Last week, N. H. Will was „aken j
seriously ill and was taken by hisj
iwife to Rochester, Minn., to the]
j famous Mayo Bros. Sanitarium for
'treatment. Mr. Will has been ill
for some time with stomach trouble
but has grittily kept at his work.
Finally he could stand the strain no
longer and broke down. At last
report he was in a serious condition.
His many friends here hope he
may pull thru all right and be able
tQ return to Pryor in short time.
Saving and Saving
Sir William Goode, of the British Food
Ministry, says that from July, 1917, to April,
1) 18, the United States exported to the allies
80,000,000 bushels of wheat products. Of this
it is asserted that 50,000,000 bushels represent-
ed voluntary sacrifices by the American peo-
ple in their consumption of wheat.
There is a triple economy, a triple aspect
to this saving of wheat. It saved wheat for
our Army and the armies of our allies; it sav-
ed money to the American people, and for the
most part this money went for the purchase of
Government war securities.
There is another saving still; this sort of
sacrifice and economy is helping win the war
—shorten the war—with the resultant saving
Of Soldiers’ lives. «“£•*!» ot Publicity
l. 8. I reatturjr Dept.
Citizens Bank & Trust Co.
absence of his brother.
Death ol a Child.
The lightning played havoc with
the electric light wires Thursday
night. A live wire fell in an alley
killing a dog—good riddance. An-
other wire was picked up by a child
whose hand was quite badly burned
by the contact. Live wires are very
: dangerous and it is a miracle that
greater damage is not reported.
Old Neighbors Visit.
J. T. Britton and family, of Re-
public, Mo., arrived here Thursday
and have been visiting at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Ballenger, east
of town. Mr. Britton owns an 80
acre farm north of Pryor and came
down to look after his share of the
crop. The Brittons and Ballengers
are old time neighbors.
Death of a Child.
Lightning Struck Maple Cottage
Maple Cottage at the State Home
was struck by lightning Thursday Mabel Fusselman, daughter of
night, during the storm and consid- Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Fusselman. born
erable damage done. The bolt November 17, 1916, died August 10, j Walter Alva, son of Mr. and Mrs.
struck at one end of the gable roof, 1918. Funeral was held Sunday L. A. McElroy, sonthwest of Pryor,
passing entirely thru to the ground, afternoon at the home, Rev. C. P. born January 5th, 1916, died Aug-
A piece of piaster struck one boy on Francis officiating. The remains ust 13, 1918. The funeral was con-
the head and knocked him down, were interred in Fairview cemetery, ducted by Rev. C. P. Francis, at the
but otherwise no one was hurt, tho The bereaved relatives have the Presbyterian church yesterday morn-
badly frightened. It was certainly sympathy of all. in the loss of their >nK and the remains were interred
a narrow escape for the inmates. little girl. in Fairview cemetery. The bereaved
parents have the sympathy of the
community in the loss of their little
Coes to Red Cross. Hale Back on Job.
The registered Jersey bull calf of- Haiton Hale is back at his old post I
fered for the largest attendance | of duty at N. H. Will’s drug store,
from any one county at the Fanners’1 after a week’s vacation. Mr. Hale
Congress at Stillwater, was won by! had resigned his position and ex-
Mayes county. pected to take up work in some oth-
Thecalf has been presented tn‘er locality, but Mr. Will was taken
the Mayes county Red Cross chap- seriously ill and had to be taken to
ter and the animal will likely he Mayo Bros. Sanitarium at Rochest-
auctioned off to the highest bidder er, Minn., for an operation, pend-
with the understanding that it be ing the result of which. Mr. Hale
kept in Majes county for service. will be in charge of the store.
New Mao in Charge.
Friday and Saturday
August 16 and 17
The Funniest Man on Earth
At Coney Island.
Also a great 5-reel western dra-
ma—a 7-reel program.
A. S. Dewey, an expert auto me-
chanic, late with the U. S. Army,
but honorably discharged on account
of a physical disability, has taken
charge of the mechanical depart-
ment of the Pryor Garage and now
has four men working on repairs.
Mr. Dewey gives the work his per-
sonal supervision and inspection.
He knows the auto repair game by
heart and guarantees the work to
give satisfaction in every respect.
Stock Agents lo Show Authority
Has your company the permis-
sion of the Capital Issues Committee
to sell stock" should be on the lips
of every man and woman in the
state of Oklahoma who is approach
ed by oil, mining or other stock
agents. If they say “yes" make
them produce it. This was the warn-
ing sent out by the Oklahoma State
Council of Defense a fortnight ago
and on receipt this week of a simi-
lar caution from Asa Ramsay, chair-
man of the district committee of the
Capital Issues Committee at Kansas
City, letters were addressed to all
county councils asking them to give
the matter wide publicity. Chair-
man Ramsay says: Any company
that is on the square and above
board need have no fear of having
its affairs passed on by the Capital
Oltice Up Town?
^Superintendent. J. B. Christenson
of Oklahoma City, was in Pryor
Tuesday checking up the Express
company’s business. He informed
local express agent Hughes that the
company would move up town with
its local office just as soon as a suit-
able building can be obtained.
Mr. Hughes is now on the look-
out for a building suitable for the
express business. A little later the
company intends to put on a driver
and then the express business will
People Won’t Stand For Mud.
fine candidate for district judge
indulged in a little “last minute
mud-slinging” in the primary, and
he got it just where every man who
indulges in those tactics should get
it—in the neck.
It has gotten to the point where
the people will not stand for mud-
•tinging betweenjeandidates in a cam-
paign. The man who conducts the,
cleanest campaign usually makes a
stronger appeal to the average vot-
er than does the one who indulges
in the opposite tactics.
Convicts Building Roads.
A band of forty convicts in charge
of twelve guards are at woik on the
road east of Choteau bridge toward
Locust Grove. A bull pen has been
built of wire netting topped with
barbed wire about twelve feet high,
just west of the approach to the
bridge, where the convicts are kept
The road between the bridge and
L.Grove, which has always been next
to impassible for automobile traffic,
will be put in excellent shape and
considerable tourist travel will be
diverted in that direction, which
will be a good thing for the little
city on the east side of Grand river.
R. B. Urle Dead. Letter From France.
Mrs. J. E. Urie returned Tuesday j Miss Mabel Mayor of this city, re-
from Carbondale, Kansas, where she! ceived a letter from her brother,
had gone to attend the funeral of J<>e, last week, dated July 21,
her brother-in-law, R. H. Urie, whoj "Somewhere in France.” We are
died at tne home of his parents at permitted to print a portion of the
that place, Saturday. letter, as it will be of interest to
The deceased was at one time en- our readers, coming as it does from
eaged in the real estate business in dose to the front:
Pryor, and will be remembered by “Well Mabel, I will write you a
many people of this community. few lines this morning to let you
Handicapped by do, Weplher. £
On account of the extreme hot L ■=> nothing like the good old U.
weather during the summer the S. A. It is far behind our country
Mayes County Free Fair is going to ,n advancement in the way of farm-
be greatly handicapped for grain 'n8 Many of the farmers work
exhibts. Corn in all sections of the oxen and what few horses you do
county is about cooked. However, see are worked on one-horse wagons
there should be a good exhibit of with two wheels. Everything, moat-
live stock. | ly. is planted in truck gardens and
Owing to the failure of the Chau-1 '•hey raise most everything they eat.
tauqua to makegood on their con- They have little patches of oats and
tract, it will be difficult to secure wheat planted in gardens about a
attract ons to take its place. How- fourth of an acre in size and cut
ever, the management hopes to be the grain with little hand-reap hooks.
able to present something of inter-
est to all.
The Red Cross exhibit is going to
be an attraction in itself, as each
auxilliarv is planning to be repre-
Council lo Aid in Comiug Draft.
The registration of Oklahoma
boys between the ages of 18 and 21
and the men between the ages of 31
and 45 years for the coming draft
will doubtless be authorized by Con-
gress, will be conducted in the most
expeditious manner. In a joint let-
ter to county councils throughout
the state. Major Eugene M. Kerr
of the Adjutant General's office and
Chairman J. M. A.vdelotte of the
Oklahoma State Council of Defense
have urged each county council to
appoint a committee of three active
men to confer with the local exemp-
tion board to arrange for and sup-
erintend this registration which will
be under the direction of county
and district registrars.
Complying with the above request
the Mayes County Defense Council
Executive Committee at their regu-
lar meeting last week, appointed
the following well-balanced commit-
tee: Neal B. Gardner, chairman;
Harry Seaton, Thos. J. Harrison.
Delense Council Committee
You are advised that at a regular
meeting of the School District Coun-
cil of Defense for School District
No. 1, held Monday night, the fol-
lowing committees were selected,
Rev. J. A. Sage. chm.
Mrs. T. L. Marteney.
Honor Roll Committee:
J C. Taylor. chm.
J. H. Quinn.
S. H. Mayes, chm.
W. T. Utley.
Red Cross Service Committee:
J. C. Wickham, chm
H. M. Butler, Jr.
T. L. Marteney, chm.
W. A. Worsham
C. E. Hairston.
Harry Seaton. Sec’y.
S. F. Jones, living nine miles east
of Salina on Saline creek, was in the
county seat Tuesday on busine.-- and
called in to renew his subscription.
Mr. Jones says there will be consid-
erable corn in his section and thinks
he may have some corn that will do
to exhibit at the county fair.
Found—A track medal with “V.
i. S." stamped thereon, was left at
this office. Owner rr>ay have same
by paying for this notice.
This is a great country for scen-
ery-pretty rough where I have
been. How is everything in Pryor!
I suppose a lot of the boys have
joined the army by this time. Have
you heard from Sam lately? I wrote
him while 1 was at Great Lake_
addressed him at Camp Dewey but
never heard whether he got it or
"I saw our old friend J. Lacy
Ballenger yesterday. He sure has
picked up some since he left Pryor
—has gained thirty pounds since he
joined the navy. I hardly knew
"Tell all the Pryor people hello
for me and write often. Address
by full name, Joseph Howard May-
or. 2nd class Sec. care U. S. Naval
Aviation Station, Gironde Pauilac,
Neal B. Gardner received a letter
from his sister in Texas last week
stating that she had received word
from her son in France that he was
in the hospital, but didn’t state
whether or not he was wounded.
However, as the young man has been
on the firing line for some time, his
relatives naturally infer that he has
Good young steer calf.
Your family and friends
want your photograph
before you leave for the
Make an appointment
William M. Parker,
Photographer. Phone 21
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Harding, L. D. Mayes County Republican (Pryor, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 15, 1918, newspaper, August 15, 1918; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc957193/m1/1/: accessed September 22, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.