The Guymon Democrat (Guymon, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 31, 1918 Page: 1 of 8
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GUYMON, TEXAS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 1918
arrivinir 7^...,..^ To TI1K U ,,/KNS M„N AU. TK u HK„S NOW , X,,™ SB.
Z/Zt''' State MwwIquMrter. National War Saving* j A a c.n.«m„. .t Lirtt ..d w.tJ LE"IVE SE°*CE LAW
and the Public in General.
RED CROSS NOTES. I the Red Cross.
Official Directory: While the guests were
Chairman Mrs. L. B. Sneed many numbers on the playc.
\ ice Chairman Mrs. J. D. Hood i wore enjoyed and shortly after they
Secretary Miss Cherry George had all assembled the following pro-
Assistant Secretary Miss Ruth Faris gram was rendered. All those pre-
Treasurer ^ I. E. Cameron sent sang America. Mrs. Jones gave
RED CROSS TEAS. a reading showing that beyond all
The Red Cross offers our mothers doubt, mother can and does do large
and women the opportunity for ser- bits toward winning the war. Fol-
vice to humanity in this great war.
Many of us would do more if we knew
just how to go about it. We are not
slackers—we are not diffident. But
perhaps we do
find our niche.
lowing this a quartet consisting of
Mrs. Dean, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Ken- \
neJy and Mrs. Jones sang "Keep the
Home Fires Burning", the pathetic |
not know where to j strain" of the piece was made more
The idea was con- j touching by the very sweet voices of}
ceived to divide the town into dis-! the singers and the unusually fine nc-
tricts and to have a meeting in each companying of Miss Helen Howsley.
one of these divisions to show women Mrs. Cameron being the speaker of
how much the Red Cross needed them j the afternoon, next gave a splendidly
and to show them how they could\ prepared talk on the new lines of
help. American women have always work taken up by the Red Cross
responded to an emergency and they since the entrance of America into J
were not found lacking on this oc- the war. She brought out many
casion. facts new to most of her hearers and.
•old of many ways the chapter here
The first place of meeting in which could enlarge its work apd in fact
to further the Red Cross plans, was crave all who heard her a broader
held at Ihe elegant home of Mr. and vision of the work. Following this
Mi: . Judge S. C. Tyler. talk a pianologue was given which
Many looked forward with great appealed to every one when Mrs.;
anticipation to this meeting for the Kennedy very beautifully read ' Your
Tylers home holds many attractions, Cross and Mine" while with Mrs.!
and is noted for its contents of an i Ecker at the piano, the soft j
tiquity and unique design, as wetl as' strains of our beloved national airs'
1+il hospital.!}' and cheerful elements were interwoven with the speakers
Red Cross workers were also eag-j voice. i
erly awaiting the out-come of which
Headquarters national ar Savings
(m. W. Barnes, Acting State Director.
What Can I Do Now to Help?
Just now Uncle Sam asks all patriotic Americans
to concentrate one thing-War Savings Stamps and
The Government must have the necessary funds
with which to carry on the War and protect the lives
of our boys—yes, to protect us here at home too.
These funds can be safely d^awn from but two sources
—increased production and , icreased savings.
It is splendid to see tlv patriotic efforts of our
farmers and our factories to increase production. And
now the Government has provided a simple, practical
way of increased saving.
By means of the Thrift Stamp any of us, even a
small child can start saving and lend his savings to
the Nation. The Thrift Stamp costs 25 cents. The
Post office, any Bank and many stores sell Thrift
Stamps. When you get your first Thrift Stamp you
also get a Thrift Card, which has places for sixteen of
these Stamps. When the Card is filled, add 12 cents
and get a $5.00 War Savings Stamp, which bears inter-
est at 4 per cent compounded quarterly.
We must back up the boys who are fighting for us.
Every one's savings count. Start today, buy Thrift
Stamps or War Savings Stamps every week.
erly awaiting the out-come of which The quartet gave another number \ ., 1
they believed to be, the best possible which was an added pleasure and VSiWtmAAiWAM/
plan, to reach women; that of asking the program closed with a Round I .i-
when several gave MORE MEN TO THE TRAINING
DEFENSE COUNCIL IN
all ladies chibs and societies to sus-j Table discussion
pend their meetings one week that' short talks.
-each day be given to Red Cross Teas, j The hostess then served a simple
m which every woman in her seperate war lunch while the women visited . . Jf - - ,, D1 4 „
neighborhood were invited and nor| and altho the sandwiches were prop- , examined last Saturday, Plan to enlist every man and woman
were they dissapointed. | erly meatless, they were very attrac 'anuary 26th for National service: i in the entire state is to be made by
jtive, as each one was adorned with ! P°tter'~ ~ Hooker- 0kla- the Council of Defense. Organiz-
ation meetings are to be held Febru-
ary 1st under the general auspices
of the State Council of Defense and
under the immediate direction of the
Elkhart, Kas.| County Council. A call has already
Texhoma, Okla.'been made to the representatives of
| every district in Texas county for a
" | meeting to be held in Guymon on this
" date and the local secretary is in re
" "^^pt of many replies to the call stat-
" ing their intention to attend this ga
thering which will be held probably
" | at the court house or some suitable
j building for the convenience of all at-
| It is to bring home the knowledge,
Guymon, Okla. the appreciation of this terible nat-
Guymon " ! ional emergency to every one that
Tyrone, " i this is not France's war, not England's
- Ona. " i nor Canada's. It is Oklahoma's war.
Any patriotic resident of any school
A list of the Texas county boys
: who were examined last Saturday,I
r."r .January 26th for Nat
Somewhere between 65 and 70jtive. "aTeach one' w7sadorned wrth j ^ RT P°tter'
ladies were present and were met at | a tiny palatable Red Cross. As the : V u o' Tyr0n6'
the door by the hostess who greeted j guests took their leave we think ev- j p , . ' Elkhart, Kas.
ach one in her most gracious man-j eryone felt that they had enjoyed the «?• JVr, u ' Clayt0n' N" M"
, . getting together but yet as in every-1 * ^ber*°"' Okla.
Interesting and instructive talks thing these days there throbbed thru 1 J V, ^ U8t
rere given by Mrs. Black, Mrs. Sneed j the afternoon the "loud perpetual ,1*°™'
Krs. Wilmeth, Mrs. Ewing and Mrs. j wail as of souls in pain" and so we be- J o™P ? M
Denny. Little Miss Helen Ecker; !ieve each woman resolved anew in T ui T*xhoma'
sang a medley of Kindergarten songs j her heart to make some further aac-l^^ J TA1^eciht' Guymon,
and Misses Gaynelle and Delores | rifice of time or money or both to fur- L„ Taylorv Hooker.
EH«on rendered a pretty little vocal ther this wonderful work behind which ^ Go^d-;;; Guymon,
duet which was greatly enjoyed. Miss! there is not only the womanhood of ™ M r Hamilton^....Hooker,
—.j— -v. - --- • . wniie M. fox, Gujinon,
The nation is entering this war re-
'>'ing on it's citizens. Whenever m
There has been considerable said national task presents itse'f which,
of late concerning the service and the can be performed by any class of citi-
i condition of the Guymon Electric zens, the President has called upon
Light and Power Company, and the; that class, and without fail it has
matter has been discussed at a meet- responded effectively and efficiently
jing of the Guymon Commercial Club I The time has come when there is a
land at their last meeting their be- J definite and a most important task
ing a committee appointed to inves- for school teachers. This task can
jtigate the proposition of the pur-; be performed through a systematic
I chase of the Light and Water plant organization and not otherwise
j by the town of Guymon, but so far I have just received a letter from
, there has been no report made by the Provost MaKshal General stat-
| that committee. | j,,K that under authority granted
I After conferring with several of him by the Selective Service Law
the business men of this town and the president now calls upon me to
some of the citizens I desire to'take charge of a special work in my
j further inform the public through jurisdictional erea and to see that it
(the columns of this paper, that prac- is accomplished in accordance with
tically every man that I hs>ve con-, instructions that will be sent later
furred with is in favor of the city My precise duty is to call upon the
purchasing the plant at the nominal j teachers under my jurisdiction and
price of $25,000.00 which includes1 present to them the President's call
the entire plant, mains, lines, water for their services. Having done thia
plugs, meters, real estate, wires and I shall determine in accordance with
all accessories and everything used instructions, the teachers that can be
in connection with the light and wa- utilized to do this work and to ac-
ter plant, free and clear of all incum- complish it efficiently and without
brances. | delay. We shall then visit the local
I have an option to purchase the board, present our credentials end
above plant, including everything as offer them our systematized servicea
above mentioned for the sum of
$25 000.00 and I will go to any bank
in this town, as suggested by the
town council, and put up a bond for
$5,000.00 to the city to guarantee the
delivery of the plant and all fixtures
at the above price. I would like for
every citizen and taxpayer of Guy-
mon, to consider this proposition and
figure on the same, taking into con-
sideration the high cost of material
at this time and the benefits that
each and every citizen and the pa-
trons of the light and water plant
and the saving that the city could
make in a municipal ownership, and
[ 'be benefits that the users would de-
rive from same.
At the above price the owners of
the plant would not be receiving
fifty cents on the dollar for their in
the i America but the sisterhood as well.
Truda Alexander also favored
audience with a vocal solo.
With Mrs. Clifford Voiles at the j On Wednesday afternoon Mrs. N.
Piano, the house resounded with E. Nance was the hostess to the tea 1V*V'T^
sweet music while tea was being ser-j „iven by the division of which Mrs.' ^
ved and the lad.es were engaged in Hugh James was chairman. Al- J-
„„ Kttar C(,ld .n J™'; B S£i.„d,
Charl:e Littlejohn. Guymon,
Edward P. Foster, ..... Pratt,
Leo J. Guymon, Elkhart,
social chat. When the hour of leav
takinor came each lady expressed ■ but a very few of "the'wi'e."^^' | C^land' "
the occas-1 were nresent Mr. Will ru,,^ .Ve Atkinson _ Elkhart, Ka3.
herse'f as having enjoyed the occas-1 were present Mrs Will Church had Clv®nce Atkin8on. Elkhart, Kas.; Any patriotic resident of any school
mon both old and young, will make a I charge of the program which proved V B-,SmaIIey Guymon, Okla. district may become a member of the
-double pffrvrf frw Hn koi. ' __ K _ _ iWeo. E. Kuntz. Ontimn I district nrrro n;70 f in*l i.1. _
doable effort to do her share, or as, a very interesting one. Mrs. John \y R - - Optima,
Mrs. Black expressed it "More tVm Lott was the principal talker of the Tlu,,' f r „ ^
her share if necessary to win this afternoon, her topic. "The Origin and ' r ' G"^0"
l're3t W£r " I Work of the Red Cross" was splen- £°„ T« • " 1*™°'
i fiidly given. Informal d scuss'on fol-: TriS - T n. U e _?P|;lma'
The second in the series of Red, lowed and questions were asked and' a v- H J6' Hooker,
Ooss teas was given Tuesday after-1 answered. A piano number by Mrs.jw rc.f Tyrone,
noon at the lovely bungalow home of J. Jones, was much enjoyed Mrs. iT f ®zer' Guymon,
Mrs. Youstler as Mrs. Howsley, Mrs. Jone« then red the poem "Your Cross!p , " . ' Texhoma
TShiner, Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. and Mv Cross", the piece in itself so 1/^, Ropb'"S°"' Guymon,
Huches as assisting hostesses. As beautifully pathetic, was made doubly "£ JUr* ' Guymon,
the guests entere l the pretty rooms so, by a sister's genuine emotion and , V" ~ Z Texhoma'
'OVS for the brother „,w W Slmmel' Ty'°~'
- then 5od? - *?**>.
. Oow N. Davis. Guymon,
flPSt^OOl -tar itr *
w- w- Lewis. Guymon,
district organization by signing the
pledge card with the loyalty pledge
| given below:
My Loyalty Pledge
i I hereby pledge renewed allegiance
j to my flag and to the Republic for
which it stands. I pledge myself as
a true, loyal American to be active in
the support of my government in all
fts plans and efforts.
I recognize the danger that arrises
with a definite statement of the num-
ber of hours of work we can offer
and the hours of the day in which it
carw be performed.
The needs of the army are such
that we can afford to give to this duty
the right of way over every civic
♦ ask for the time being, other
iieeds must suffer in efficiency, if
needs be, in order that the war may
be won and the cause of liberty saved.
The work will not be very lengthy
or exhausting, but it is absolutely in-
despensable to the proper manning of
our army, and it must be done accu-
rately. The teachers of this county
are the trained men and women, wh©
are especially competenent for the
task. Any one who helps effectively
in doing this work is contributing
i just as directly to the rapid progreaa
vestment. So think th.s matter overj0f our military operations as thougk
and consider carefully. Our neigh-! he or she put a gun into the handa of
boring towns of Texhoma and Hooker a soldier.
operate their own light and water
plants, and are doing so at a profit
as Guymon could do, taking into con-
sideration the city's savings each
Teachers of Texas county, men and
women, not in uniform, not in any
branch of the military establishment,
. jL - — j who are longing, not to do your "bit"
month in the expenditures for light. but to do your "best" to help in ad-
and water, and the saving it would j vancing to a successful issue the
make m governing the same. ! ?reat cause of liberty and democracy
JOHN L. GILSON. j for which we entered the war, you
TELEPHONE * - Ca" "eVer haVe a more direct oppor-
CONSOLIDATION | tunity to help than now.
For further instructions either
write me or call at my office in Guy-
F. P. STULTZ,
anyone from almost any direction. I County Superintendent
The Eula Telephone Company and A s.TRPH,«F niKUVP
the Pleasant Plains Company have1 n i ^ j ' •
consolidated and will have their! ^ L a q "/I *
of John A. Scott of this city was
It will be good news to all who are
close to any of the telephone lines on
the northwest flats to learn that they
can soon call up and talk with most
the reason for the gathering was
made perfectly evident in the decor-
^t.iors which consisted of our own nhle discussion of the
switch board and an operator on duty ll'"" "'rt J . , ? J" *
all the time, so any time when any ^ ™ Y' S'X dmner
® . . anyi eriven by Mrs. Scott in honor of lier
39th birthday. Those in-
vited, Homer A. Salter. H. E. James,
beautiful flag and the two which are' Case". Harmonizing it with the
Fred Lambe* . Hooker.
"rowing almost (but not quite) as'vork of the Red Cross and the war.! J r "
<1ear to us as old Glory, the flags of Mrs. C. B. Powell assisted Mrs. Nance f £atter™n. Hooker,
England and France and many pen-land Mrs. James in serving the re-' ^ / £'m™e™an, Guymon,
nants bearing Your Cross and Mine freshirents. , ■ rnest H. C-pMiart, Guymon,
Valentines are Cupids Darts
With Which He Pierces
Valentines are usually missives of love and
friendship, but occasionally they are used to pro-
mote mirth. Our line includes every variety
that modern art or cleverness has been able to
devise. We also have a nice line of Valentine
Novelties and Favors appropriate for Valentine
VALENTINE CANDIES AND PERFUMES
Notice Our Ad regarding the Cash Basis Plan.
SMILAGE BOOKS ON SALE HERE.
Wanser, The Druggist.
"The Retail Store"
"TMK STORE THAT HAS IT FIRST"
Claude F. Wilkins„ Guymon,
Pnlnh M. Insrram, Guymon,
fElba D. Renfro. Guymon,
Robt. R. Storms, Guymon,
Phillip P. Smith, Guymon,
Henry L. Snow, Elkhart, Kans. France.
John Byerg Guymon, Okla.
Adolph Hintergardt, Hooker, " j
Carl Clemm Guymon, "
from the slacker who opposes the one needing service willed'Shandy ! u'T ?
W7edit " that breed-'ami ready he,P at the switch board
er of sedition is as great a menace to The consolidation will put them in! w * u t J ,
our homes and freedom as are our direct touch with Guymon Hooker °W8,y' J°e
, enemies across the seas. I therefore and Elkhart, which will meaii a greal
peJge myself to report to the Chair- deal to all in case of an emergency
" 0f my School District of Defence call as well as a help to the farmers
1Croun0tvrnD f0Untyp?efenCe0r t0 my! especially in the busy season W
County Defence Chairman any dis- are truly Had we have so industrious
loval act or utterance that I may know and progressive people.
I will help stamp out the enemies =
at home whose every act or word
means more Americans graves
TVan. After being served with _
five course dinner, the evening waa
nassed in the usual manner, smok-
ing and games and cracking jokea
until a late hour, the company depart-
ed wishing Johnnie many more soch
"in < i
1 ► v-— . < !
SZf J1*™' 8«d.r .„d
Samuel H. Jones Dombey,
i Geo. H. Leach, — Guymon,
! Adhi D. Lewter Guytnon,
.John A. F. Chn sberg. Guymon,
Dempsy C. Reid, Goodwell.
P'easant A. T«t«, Tevhoma,
Clarence W Wiggins^ G vmon,
T ester N. Faltz Tvrone.
; Robt. E. I<ove„ Tvrone.
, Ch«rlie C Ramer, Texhoma,
; Ollie Griffith. Guymon,
Lewis D Coate, Texhoma,
nreaching services was held at the
j usual hour Sunday morning.
The pastors text was "We walk by
| Faith and not by Sight". Union
j services are being arranged for each
! evening at the different churches, each
pastor to occupy his own pulpit The
B. Y. P. U. will also hold their meet-l;
ings at the church at the usual hour.
The committee has ordered 100 new
song books and are expecting them
soon. Prayer meeting i being held
TJ"h" ^t1(i(T.TV -E,VUlrt' Kan8,! at the parsonage each'wiwlnesday' ev
T"vin H. Gist ... Texhoma, Okla. ening.
Chas. C InHe, Hnrdesty,
Geo. R. Ge^r
O'-ov D. Clfne,
Ed. N. Dpitv.
T^on A F. P"chnnan.
To«vi Van Cnmn Gnvmon,
Wa'ker P. Gumper, Guymon,
L. I). Hutchison who conducts an
auto tire repair and vulcanizing plant
in our city made a business trip to
Texhoma last Friday. Mr. Hutchi-
'son is prenared to do quite a lot of
v ork good in his line and people who
■ — jhavo to have their casings and tubes
Truitt. v ho o"-ns several mended should patronize their home
of land ont on the north men flr9t-
fats vns in t«wn Tuesday attending
to personal business.
This is Butterfly night at the Royal
We believe we offer you the finest collection of
Talcums to be had in town. All makes of im-
portance and popularity can be had here, and our
prices are always in keeping wtih the quality of
the product and can be depended upon to be as
low as square dealing permits.
Especially are we interested in having you try
Penslar Red Rose, Lilac, and
They are impalpapable fine, generously parked
in beautiful 25c floral cans and they can't Mp
being your constant favorites.
Notice Our Ad Regarding the Cahs Basis Plan.
SMILAGE BOOKS ON SALE HERE.
y F. D. Hood Drug Company.
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