Sequoyah County Democrat And Star-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 11, 1918, Sallisaw, Oklahoma AND STAR-GAZETTE Official Paper of Sequoyah County Oklahoma Sequoyah County Democrat Vol. XIII. No. 2 SALLISAW, OKLA., JAN. 11, 1918 Star-Gazette Vol. 24, No. 50 SEQUOYAH COUNTY BOYS TO THE FRONT Sixteen, Enlist In Army Service and Have Left For 'Training Camps. Sallisaw Well Represented in Every Branch of The Service. Sixteen young! men from this county left last Wednesday for various training camps, having enlisted in the regular U. S. army. R. A. Withrow left Wednesday morning for Kellyville, Calf., to join the aviation corps; Rufus Jackson, Harrison Reed, Chas. Crickett ana John Pendleton enlisted in the U. S. Infantry, arid were sent to Camp Green, at CHarolette, N. C. Reed was appointed captain of this squad by the local board and will be responsible for them until they reach training camp. Shalah A. Seton enlisted in the navy and left Sallisaw Wednesday afternoon for Oklahoma City, where he will be transferred to a naval training station. Ten men left on the noon train for Camp Johnston, Jacksonville, Fla., to join the quartermasters corps,'under the leadership of J. I. Pitchford, an attorney 6f Ms'city. Hid squad was composed of Chas. S. Morgan, Frank Lester Humphrey, Ralph W. Robe, Claud McDbtaald, James P: Brewer, JanSes: ^A; f M , J carried on the laundry or Jiis residence by Mr. Holly. Nothing, was saved from the laundry and the citizens suffered a loss of wearing apparel. 'The loss is estimated at $5,000 according to Albert Peter>�. the. fire .chief...;:. ; The Sequoyah County Meet Board held a meeting last Saturday, in Sallisaw; and seleejed the following pieces to< be" played by all contestants, .graded according to literary work:' ,"' r Grades^ 1,J!, 3, 4i Fairy,Bells* Op. 63, No. 6i-Streabog. 'Grades, 5, 6, 7, 8, Menuet, A.' L' Antique, Op. 14, No. 1.-Pad- erewski. Grades, 9, 10, 11, 12, Morceau Car-acterisque, Op; 23, No. l.-i-Wollen-haupt. ' ' ' Winners of- medals in" piano, ex-presidn arid voiced previous to this yeari' will not be allowed to contest for the samemedal, but will be al lowed to enter in a higher class. At the Episcopal Church Sunday morning Rev. Allen Jacobs will con duct services at 11 o'clock, and will make' an address on "The Wise Men of the East". The "Service Flag" �has been placed in the church, and can be seen by any who were not present last Sunday. The new illustrated papers will be ready for the Sunday School at 10 a. m. WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.-The food administration has. arranged to control during 1918 the supply of binder twine, so important to farmers, par-" ticularly those of the granger states; Reasonable prices-though nlot so low as former ones-are expceted. This control will be effected through5 voluntary' agreements the binder twine makers have made with the food administration, which wilt centralize; the buying and eliminate competition! Henry Wolfer, former warden of the Minnesota state penitentiary, where he built the largest binder twine manufactory in " the world, will have charge of the work in the food administration. Sallisaw Bank and Trust Company DEPOSITS GUARANTEED NO STATE BANK CALL. State Bank Commissioner J, ' D. Larikford has announced that he would not make a call for a statement by the state banks for Decern-^ - !8fr" 31st, follavrtkg the call . comptroller for the national banks'. He stated that as the last call was made on November 20th, and that during the four statements had been made by the state banks, and that he considered this sufficient. Government Cotton Report. Is the all Absorbing Question Wherever People Congregate. I The winter wheat crop of Kansas will be short again which means flour will stay high and perhaps go higher. Corn has not yet been planted, and no matter how big the crop will be, corn will remain high, so that it is absolutely necessary to produce our own feed. See the Government's Call and Heed It. Plant the fence corners, the waste places and vacant town lots to something-Blackeyed Peas-^Kidney Beans, Peanuts, anything for food or feed. Keep the hens,, busy, hatching chickens and the sows raising pigs. Come in and we'll talk it over. D. P. Delaney, President Will N. Francis, Cashier FOR. RENT-Two rooms for light housekeeping; all modern conveniences. N . V v Mrs. O. G. Smith, JPhone 127. -..'< ."- '�:< . The census bureau reported Wednesday the amount of cotton ginned up to January 1st, to be 10,450,401 bales, countil round bales as half bales and exclusive of'linters. Last "year, to January 1st, ginn-ings amounted to 11,039,491 bales. The 1917' cotton crop in Oklahoma' however, shows a marked increase over that of 1916. Up to December 1st,-the total ginning's for the state were 857)319 bales, as compared to 782,095 bales for 1916. � Sequoyah county had ginned up to this date, 27,267 bales and to the same date in 1916, only 20,056 bales. First For National Prohibition. Mississippi is the first state to ratify the proposed prohibition constitution^ amendment. This action was taken Wednesday, and was passed by both houses with only eight dissenting votes being cast. Governor Bilbo presented the matter in his message to the legislature and it was immediately ratified by both house and senate. FOR SALE-good condition, lor Shop -Ford racing car, in Inquire at City Tai- Jim McCullough Joins Artillery. Jim McCullough, of this city joined the artillery branch "of- U. S. Army in Muskogee Sui.urday. He left for Camp Green, Charplette, N.�C, where he will go in training. Jim a few weeks ago joined the Quartermasters Corps, but later released by the department so he could join, the artillery. .'. Mrs. C. O. Frye Entertains Clnfc. The 500 Club was entertained by Mrs. Chas. O. Frye at her- home on East Vine Wednesday afternoon. The afternoon was spent in knitting for the local Red Cross Chapter, and afterwards a salad course was served* Miss India Hines was awarded the^ honor of having the best piece of knitted wc?rk. The prize was also turned over to the Red Cross Chapiters. , � Those present were Mesdames Gus Warshauser, C. Q. Cherry, Henry Winters, L. Brodie, Roy Frye, Jim McDonald, Ed. McDonald, Alex S. Foreman, and Miss India Hines; the guest were Mesdames H. D. Pitchford, Judge J. H. Pitchford and Harry N. Weaver.