The Itasca Item. (Itasca, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 38, Ed. 1 Friday, August 2, 1918 Page: 1 of 8
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The Itasca item
W. H. COFFMAN, Agent.
ITASCA, HILL COUNTY, TEXAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1918
Days of Disappointment
In these days of disappooint-
ment when the farmer meditates
upon the shortness "bf feed, the
fast deteriorating Cotton pros-
pect, with the steady increase
in the cost of living, it is well to
be connected up with a good
strong Bank that has a depend-
able disposition to help.
Are you a member of the
Itasca National happy family?
It's a pretty comfortable feeling.
We stand by our Customers.
Serve your country; Join the Navy, Coast Reserve
Itasca National Bank
W. H. COFFMAN, Pres. N. S. REES, Vice-Pres.
H. E. CHILES, Cashier.
Start Now to Enjoy Life
By listening to the world's great-
est musicians and orators in
your own parlor. With a Grafo-
nola you can have this privi-
lege. We have these machines
in different sizes and finishes to
suit any tast. Can be adjusted
to suit any room or audience.
A large stock of records to
own voice speaks to you from the battlefields of
France, A message to every patriotic American,
in General Pershing's commanding voice sent
across the waters to you.
On the other side of this record
Ambassador Gerard Speaks on "Loyalty"
Gerard—the man the kaiser could not "bluff,**
known to millions for his fearless Americanism.
Don't you want it? We have it for you.
In breaking your stubble it is an important
factor to have the dirt thrown out of the furrow
thoroughly pulverized and mixed with the sub-
soil. It may take a little longer to plow the
ground, but the increase in crop pays well for
this time. ,
Emerson Disc Plows does this work. We have
them in different sizes, at prices and terms you
One second hand Single Disc Plow at a good
BUIE, HARDWARE and FURNITURE
The Store of Quality
Files Valley Doing Things For
Mr. J. W. McDuff was in the
Item Office Tuesday morning
and stated that the ladies of the
Red Cross there were very much
in earnest with their Red Cross
They held an ice cream and
watermelon sale last Saturday
afternoon and netted for the Red
Cross the handsome sum of
They now have a paid up mem-
bership of 76 and a total mem-
bership of 105.
This is indeed a good record
for this community and the peo-
ple are to be commended for
their cooperation in this work.
When a man quits his business
and lends all his effort to any
work he deserves the commen-
dation of the entire community:
Mr. McDuff did just this thing.
Last Saturday he turned his
store over to the ladies of the
Red Cross to conduct their
cream and watermelon sale.
This was a sacrifice on the part
of Mr. McDuff as the Red Cross
sale was the comsuming feature
of the day.
Itasca Boy Is 1st Leiutenant.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Mitchell
have received word from their
son, Arthur, some where over
there, in which he states that
he is getting along 0. K. Arthur
was the first Itasca boy to re-
ceive a commission from a train-
ing school. He was a member
of the First Officers Training
School at Leon Springs, and was
awarded a second Leiutenancy
at the close of the training, since
then he has been advanced to
rank of a First Leiutenant. In
the letter it is stated that the
American soldiers were given a
hearty welcome reception by the
high war officials of Liverpool,
The Lord Mayor of Liverpool be-
ing the chief speaker at a ban-
quet given by that city to the
American troops on July 4th.
Arthur's many friends here will
be glad to learn of his well de-
served promotion, which promo-
tion is evidence that he is mak-
ing good. In another column of
this issue will be found the menu
at the banquet tendered as Liv-
erpool's Welcome to American
troops on Independence Day.
Writes Of Trip To Camp Mills.
The following letter was re-
ceived by Mr. and Mrs. M. S.
Holland from their son who re-
ceived his training at Camp
Bowie. He gives an interesting
account of his trip to Camp
Mills, New York.
Long Island, N. Y.
Dear Father and Mother:
Will write you a few lines to
let you know that this much of
our trip is over. We had a fine
trip; saw lots of sights we never
expected to see. We got here
Saturday night about 9:30 and
have been awful busy ever since
getting our equipment ready for
the last part of the journey.
I don't think there is much
need to worry for, thanks to the
Red Cross and Y. M. C. A., we
have had the best of care. T
never realized until I made this
trip just what the Red Cross
meant to a bunch of men, but
now I can say, and I think every
other boy in the outfit can do the
same, that it is the grandest or-
ganizaion we have ouside of our
army and navy, and if the people
there could realize as we do now
what the Red Cross really meant
to a soldier, they would not hes-
itate a second when called on for
I want to hear from you folks
as often as I can, for letters are
going to be appreciated and es-
pecially from home. Try to cheer
Jon every time you see her, for
me, till I come back and lots of
love to yon all and best-of hide.
Always your boy,
Fomer Itasca Man Died at Caddo
Tuesday morning the news
reached' here that Wilkes Far-
row had died at his home in
Caddo, Okla. Death was caused
by heart trouble. Mr. Farrow
lived here until about five years
ago when he moved to Okla-
homa. He was a brother of John
Farrow of this place. His body
was shipped here Wednesday
morning and funeral service will
be conducted at 4 o'clock Friday
at the Methodist church, by the
pastor, Rev. P. E. Riley.
Internment will be made in the
City Cemetery at 5 o'clock,
Friday, August, 2.
Mr. Farrow leaves a wife and
several children to mourn his
loss, to whom this paper joins
with many other friends in ex-
Light Vote Here.
There were polled last Satur-
day in the primary election, in
both Itasca boxes a total of 632
votes. It is learned that this is
an unusually light vote for these
The decrease was caused by so
y of our voters being n the
y service. Notwithstanding
thd fact that a large number of
ladies voted, the loss of the sol-
dier votes was very noticeable.
This also gives one an idea of
thej great number of young men
who have left Itasca to serve
Hillsboro Gets First Bale.
Service with Safety
Hillsboro received the first
1918 bale of cotton Tuesday. It
was raised by T. W. Burt a far-
mer living near Hillsboro. The
bale weighed 560 pounds.
Large Crowd Here Last Thurs-
• 4 - day.
Probably the largest crowd
that has been in Itasca in some
time gathered here last Thurs-
day. The people composed the
families and friends of sixty
seven men who left here that
night for the Army Camp. In
the evening the streets resem-
bled more the parking grounds
of a great circus than the streets
of a little city. There were 162
automobiles parked on the var-
ious streets of the city. This
fact was also evidence of the
prosperity of North Hill County
as the cars belonged to people
from all sections of North part
of the County.
Hill County Election Returns.
Below is given the returns of
the primary election for Hill
County offices in which there
were more than one candidate
in the contest:
W. P. Hobby- 5687
J. E. Ferguson .....2799
For Flotorial Representative,
H.-H. Brooks 2360
J. D. Bums 5594
For Representative 56th Dist.:
Mark L. Wiginton 4145
J. J. Moore 840
Mrs. Eunice Quails 418
Tom Ivy 2151
J. Fred Rose 1124
For County Attorney:
J. E. Clarke 4155
Earl E. Carter 4441
For County Clerk:
Olin Culberson 3345
Major Scofield 1253
Jas. Q. Carmichall 3681
Walter Martin '499
W. I. Satterfield 1428
Nat J. Walker 1300
Ed H. Wilson 1946
J. Y. McDaniel 4155
For Tax Assessor:
John Henry Moore 5689
S. W. Tinner. 713
G. W. Traylor. .2285
For County Surveyor:
J. R. Preston 8789
Our bank never fails to give as
good service to the farmers as
it gives to any business man. As
a matter of fact few banks could
exist in this day and age of the
world without the co-operation
of the farmers.
It will pay
First National Bank
Lockjaw Causes Girl's Death.
Lucy Isabel 1, age thirteen
years died at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Isa-
bell, six miles east of Itasca,
Wednesday morning at 4 o'clock.
Her death was caused from lock-
jaw. The little girl stuck a pin
in her foot about a week ago and
up till Tuesday afternoon no dan-
ger was apprehended, when sud-
denly lockjaw set in from which
she died in a short time. Being
so sudden and unexpected makes
this a very sad death, and this
paper together with other
friends extend to the bereaved
parents the most profound sym-
The little girl was laid to rest
Wednesday afternoon in the
Files Valley cemetery.
Itasca Election Returns.
The following is a poll of the
Itasca boxes in the offices where
there were more than one can-
W. P. Hobby 364
J. E. Ferguson 161
J. D. Burns 358
H. H. Brooks 184
Representative 56th District:
Mark Wiginton 302
J. J. Moore 62
Mrs. Eunice Quails 32
Tom Ivy 124
J. Fred Rose 59
J. E. Clarke 321
Earl E. Carter 277
Olin Culberson 160
Major Scofield 104
Jas. Q. Charmichall 291
Walter Martin 56
W. I. Satterfield 126
Nat J. Walker 20
Ed H. Wilson 292
J. Y. McDaniel 176
John Henry Moore. 398
S. W. Tinner 86
G. W. Traylor.... 165
J. F. Wright .814
J. R. Preston - .220
Constable Precinct 2:
R. L. Taylor ! 282
J. W. Satterfield 808
Justice of Peace Prect. 2:
L. F. Stanley 871
J P. Donhnm 207
Union Meeting Begins Next
The Presbyterian and Method-
ist Churches will unite their ef-
forts in a revival meeting and
everybody else in' Itasca and
Itasca territory are asked to
cooperate in this meeting for the
good of our town and commun-
Our boys are standing togeth-
er in the battle line in France
battling for right and against
wrong, and it behooves us here
at home to, regardless of denom-
inational beliefs, to work togeth-
er for the uplift of our people.
The pastors, after a thorough
consideration of the matter, de-
cided to hold the morning ser-
vices in the Presbyterian Church
and the evening services at the
Methodist church. Both
churches have comfortable seats
and are equipped with electric
fans, which insures comfort.
It is hoped that the entire peo-
ple of Itasca will come together
as a unit and help make this
meeting a success. If there
ever was a time that we need to
think seriously of the spiritual
things it is now.
The pastors, Rev. P. E. Riley
and Dr. S. Addison McElroy will
conduct the services, the preach-
ing being divided equally be-
Remember the date, Sunday,
Red Cross Work Report.
The following is a list of sup-
plies sent off by the Local Red
Cross since the last report.
9 split irrigation pads
250 8x4 compresses
600 4x4 wipes • -
450 2x2 wipes
46 pairs of socks
Tax on Luxuries.
A 10 per cent tax on gross
sales of manufacturers, produ-
cers, and importers of automo-
biles, piano players, graphb-
phones, sporting goods, cos-
metics, patent medicines, cam-
eras and similar articles was
tenatively agreed upon Wednes-
day by the house ways ancf
neans committee, which is draft-
ing the new $8,000,000,000 rev-
enue bill. The present excise
tax on most of these articles
ranges around 8 per cent and the
increased taxation will produce
an immensely greater revenue
from these sources, although no
estimate was made of the total
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Bowman, George W. The Itasca Item. (Itasca, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 38, Ed. 1 Friday, August 2, 1918, newspaper, August 2, 1918; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth235589/m1/1/?q=RIO%20VISTA: accessed November 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.