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Sequoyah County Democrat And Star-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 7, 1919, Sallisaw, Oklahoma COUNTY DEMOCRAT AND STAR-GAZETTE Official Paper of Sequoyah County Oklahoma Sequoyah County Democrat Vol. XIV. No. 10 SALLISAW, OKLA., MARCH 7, 1919 Star-Gazette Vol. 25, No. 9 A CITY OF THE FIRST CLASS The Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce has launched a movement to make Sallisaw a city of the first class, and are meeting with encouragement and co-operation of a large majority of the citizens of this city. At a meeting held Monday evening, a committee of two, Frank Herring and Roy Frye, was appointed to visit Poteau, Oklahoma, to investigate the conditions of city government under a charter of a city ol the first class. The committee spent Wednesday in Poteau, and made their report to the Chamber of Commerce at a meeting held in the district court room, Thursday evening. The committee made a favorable report an drecommended that steps be taken to make Sallisaw a city of the first class. The Chamber of Commerce then decided to make the necessary arrangements for submitting the proposition to a vote of the citizens of Sallisaw. A committee composed of T. M. Mc-Combs, Roy Frye, J. H. Jarman, L. C. Moore and C. B. Johnson was appointed by the president to make the preliminary arrangement for submitting the proposition to the Governor for approval and to the people to decide by popular vote. The committee will circulate a petition among the citizens, and when the required number of signatures has been secured, Mr. J. H. Jarman was selected to take the petition to Oklahoma City, to be submitted to Governor Robertson, who will then issue a proclamation calling for a special election to put the matter up to the voters of the city. A committee of five was appointed by the president to redistrict the city into four wards, as is required if the proposition is approved by the governor, and voted by the people. D. P. Delaney, R. Koble, W. W. Payne, Dr. Sam A. McKeel and R. F Campbell are the members of this committee. The committee in charge of this work are now busy making the necessary arrangements, and it is proposed to have the matter decided in the next thirty days. Ray 0. Weems was elected secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, at this meeting, by a unanimous vote of the members. Mr. Weems has served in this capacity before and made a splendid record as a progressive and energetic worker. -o- DEPUTY SHERIFF IS RECOVERING FROM WOUND - \ Deputy Sheriff Richard Smith, of Blackgum, who was wounded by being shot in the face in a pistol battle with Ray Jones, wanted for highway robbery, who resisted arrest when surrounded by a posse at Linder Bend on the Illinois river, in the northwest end of the county, last week, is recovering after an operation in a Fort Smith hospital, where the bullet was located by X-Ray and removed. The bullet, a 32 Winchester with copper jacket, entered the face under the right eye, striking the cheek bone. The bullet split on the cheek bone, a part entering the bone ana a fragment glanced down and was extracted from the jaw bone. Smith returned to his home Monday, and will be able to resume work in a short time. -o--- MEDICAL SOCIETY-ELECTS OFFICERS The Sequoyah County Medical society met in this city Tuesday afternoon and elected officers for the ensuing year. Dr. V. W. Hudson, of this city, was elected president; Dr. W. T. Collins of Muldrow, vice-president; Dr. S. A. McKeel, secretaryf Dr. S. B. Jones, treasurer and Dr. J. A. Morrow, delegate to represent the society at the State Medical Society convention. Notice To Soldiers i i President Wilson has approved the bill which allows an extra bonus to all soldiers and sailors who "have seen service in the war and this bonus will now be paid to all men who have seen service and who have received their discharges or resigned. The bonus amounts to $60.00 and if you will come to our office in the new Frye building, I will be glad to help make out your papers to get this money. Be sure and bring your discharge papers with you. This is very necessary. RAY O. WEEMS LAKE nl^^
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