The Daily Herald (Weatherford, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 146, Ed. 1 Monday, July 1, 1918 Page: 2 of 4
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lf%r Omzoty School Superintendent—
V. P. CRAVEN
SCSS JEWELL BRATTON.
ffor ’Ooanty Judge—
«B. A. SWOFFORD.
Rfer Omatty Attorney—
«. H. GRINDSTAFF.
frkr eteSrict Clerk—
FIRE MARSHAL PLEADS FOR
TABOO OF FIREWORKS "JUL^ 4
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By Associated Pretfs.
Austin, Texas, July 1.—Fireworks
as a part of this year’s Fourth of July
celebration will be lacking if the ad-
monition of State Fire Marshal Wal-
lace English is heeded. He urges that
it would be folly to permit use of dan-
gerous fireworks or toy arms during
“While our brave boys are cheer
fully giving their lives to insure, our
liberty and make the world safe for
humanity, it would be inexcusable if
not criminal folly if we permit the
use of dangerous toy arms and equally
dangerous fireworks with the inev-
itable long train of avoidable deaths
and accidents and the attendant sor-
row and humiliation,” Mr. English
says in a statement.
GOVERNMENT STUDYING VARI-
OUS PLANS TO AID MEN IN
LOUISIANA NATIVES PRE-
DICT STORMY FALL WEATHER
By Associated Press.
New Orleans, La., July 1.—Natives,
white and negro, of the Louisiana and
Mississippi gulf coast sections pro-
fess to see in the presence this sum-
mer of certain breeds of mosquitoes
a sure sign of stormy weather next
fall. Whether the storms will be vio-
lent or mild the mosquito “inform-
ants”_ apparently do not indicate.
Natives of the pine woods sections
<*. W. BUCHANAN.
Rter 'OCTnfty Clerk—
®HN C. HOLYFIELD.
fete- *Egk <OoMector—
m. T. MALLORY.
£ T. (DORA) 3C0TT.
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W. LUTHER HOBSON.
U *HEMRY BARBER
f IT. «. «RWIN.
■MRS. T. C. THOMPSON.
, JSOTm It. BROWN.
TJOE T. JORDAN.
J. «. ’(JESS) MILLER.
fear Qk Assessor—
IT. W. C. NEALY.
fetor ’ Cteuaty Treasurer—
SAM P. NEWBERRY,
fear Gemmisioner, Precinct 1—
<C. BE. SANDLIN,
fete- ‘Oommissioner, Precinct S—
*■> FRANK HUGHES.
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V. Tt- PETTYJOHN.
HE. C. STARKS.
few Oamaetssiener, Precinct I—
a. S. GILBERT.
Kj. «. COFFMAN.
•Mr Cbmm ingtoner. Precinct 4—
W. If. BOYLES
CARBON PAPER—Best grade, non-
tofafa, 01x13, only $2.00 per box.
American soldiers have reached the
tatian front. It is rumored that an
expeditionary force will be
to Russia to help revive the
' spirits of the world’s young-
democracy. Almost a million
soldiers have landed in
and a million more are in
in American cantonments.
-American gold is supporting not only
Btos fighting and civilian force of the
Started Stales, but is also bracing the
ffiBancial standing of every nation of
tfafe ’entente. American food products
Sue He ing rushed across to feed the
totarvfag nations of Europe and Amer-
GWlt flcharity is working behind the
bines .reconstructing that which has
•sen destroyed by the torch and
iMUB. -No wonder the Kaiser and
•to gang of bloodhounds hate the
Mine Jnf America. No wonder the
tttatoed -veterans of Prussia are placed
•OMMlte the sectors occupied by
American" divisions with orders to die
ten*ne allowing the Yankees to score
te victory. The Kaiser signed his own
famth warrant when he invited Amer
gca fa enter the war.
arong Mississippi sound who specialize
in catching soft shelled crabs and
fish; shrimpers, hunters and oyster-
men of the lower Louisiana coast and
dwellers in the prairie (the native
name for salt marsh) all complain
this summer of the mosquitoes, then
gloomily explain how the same breeds
were present in the summer of 1915,
although in greater quantity. In Sep
tember, 1915, occurred one of the most
disastrous hurricanes in Gulf coast
history so far as property damage
Business men, however, pay no at-
tention to these predictions.
RETURNING SOLDIERS TO
CIVIL LIFE BIG PROBLEM
Tfce agents Of the Kaiser are said
Me operating in Sweden striving to
hsccnre the support of Sweden iD the
jprewnt war. It is obvious why Ger-
toinny Is doing her best to secure at
•toad the good will of the Swedish peo-
ipie to the present war, for although
ODhet as one of the lesser powers,
fate Scandinavian countries can cither
A great menace or a powerful as-
B to the central powers. Swe-
is said to maintain one of the
trained standing armies ill the
teuid and has a fleet of no mean pro-
toartions. But it is her geographical
MasMion that renders Sweden ‘i very
Omvnftant ally in the war for either
fam entente nations or the Teutonic
famrers. A northern front would pre-
weal a very embarrassing situation for
■'Germany, and if Sweden should enter
fitae war many fresh and splendid di-
WtoiOBB would be placed in the hands
tef the war lords of Berlin. America’s
walxy into the war has more than par-
tried the Russian collapse, but the, en-
fiiy of Sweden into the struggle on
Bttej$aa of the central powers would
irlfar to the allied cause.
your auto^ against fire and
1 rest easy.
3. B. PRICE * CO, Agfa.
By Associated Press.
London, May 30.—(Correspondence)
—Although the end of the war may
be far distant, plans for mobilizing
the British army, when the proper
time arrives, are well under way. The
military authorities, acting in con-
junction with the ministry of labor,
are perfecting the scheme by which
the soldiers will be returned to civil
life with the utmost celerity, and at a
camp not far from London there has
already been a rehearsal of the rneth
ods to be adopted for dispersing the
Big as was the job to get men into
the army,” said an officer engaged in
the work, “it will be a bigger job to
get them out of it. But the country
may be sure that everything will be
done to enable the soldiers to reach
their homes and get employment with
■the minimum of friction.”
The scheme is far-reaching. The
authorities have had to consider not
only the situation at home but also
how the plan will fit in with the con-
venience of France, Italy and the
overseas dominions, and with trans-
port facilities from Saloniki, Mesopo-
tamia, Palestine and from other parts
of the world. How long it will take
to demobilize the millions of troops
is a question to which even those oc-
cupied in the task are not prepared to
give a definite reply.
Eighteen dispersal depots are to be
established in England, Scotland and
Wales. Every step has been worked
out in detail. Before the men in
France are ordered home, they will
be assembled in the order of the dis-
tricts from which they came, so that
all may be sent in a body direct to
the dispersal depot closest to the lo-
cality from which they joined the
army. Each man will take with him
his entire kit, including his arms and
personal equipment, steel helmet and
box respirator. Previously he will
have been deprived of his ammuni-
On reaching the dispersal stations
the men will hand over their equip-
ment. Everything must be given up
except the uniform which the soldier
is wearing, and his great coat, al-
though the coat must be returned af-
ter the month’s furlough to which
each man will be entitled. He will be
permitted to retain his uniform.
The soldier will pass through sever-
al huts before he is sent on furlough.
In one he will be given a protection
certificate, containing all particulars
regarding his regiment, length of ser-
vice and destination. In another he
will be given an advance on the pay
still due him, and postoffice money or-
ders in three equal installments for
On application, the soldier wilt be
presented with an "out-of-work insur-
ance policy, valid for a year. This
will entitle him to receive a fixed sum
tor a definite period from a postoffice,
Finally the men will be grouped in
different huts, according to the local-
ity to which they are to be sent. Rail-
road tickets already will have been
made ouL Then will come entrain-
By Associated Press.
Washington, July 1.—Every man
who goes in the army or navy is now
certain that if the Germans “shoot
him up” he will not be compelled to
sell pencils, or shoe laces to eke out
an insufficient pension, or be immur-
ed in a soldiers’ home to rust out the
years until death comes to his relief.”
The United States government has
studied the whole subject of vocation
al rehabilitation of wounded and dis-
abled soldiers. The experience of ali
the belligerents has been gone over
carefully, and the marvels of re-edu-
cation accomplished by some of them
are fully noted. The Federal Board
for Vocational Education has been at
work on the proposition since August,
1917. The result is to be found in
the Smith-Sears act, which passed
congress June 11, and provides a com-
prehensive scheme for rehabilitation
for wounded and disabled men.
Canada has been doing this work
with great success and all of the Ca-
nadian experience has been freely giv-
en to the United States. The direc
tor of that work has been Actively co-
operating with the Federal Board for
Vocational Education, and was sent
by his government to appear before
the senate committee and testify at
the hearings of the bill, which passed
the senate and house without a dis-
It has been demonstrated in Europe
and Canada, that no matter how badly
a man may be wrecked physically, as
a generality he still has latent capa-
bilities for something useful. If those
capabilities may be specialized into
some line of trade the wounded sol-
dier already knew, that is done. The
experience he has had and his knowl-
edge of the trade is a valuable foun-
dation to build upon.
If the trade he is familiar with does
not offer an opening then he is induc-
ed to enter an allied trade where his
previous knowledge will be of value.
In some cases the man is entirely re-
educated and for an occupation en-
tirely different from that which he
hHd previously followed.
It is seldom that a man is so badly
shattered that he cannot be trained
(o something useful, which he can pur-
sue in the consciousness that he is
doing a man’s work for a man’s pay
and that he is back in the current of
civil life, a useful and happy citizen
who asks no odds of anyone when it
comes to making a living.
The task to be discharged by the
Federal Board for Vocational Educa-
tion is a large one. Figures from the
various countries show that for each
million men in the armies, there will
be one per cent, or ten thousand men,
to be re-educated. This does not in-
clude the wounded who are able to
and eventually do return to their oc
This does not necessarily mean that
these are “dismemberment” cases.
The general idea is of the legless,
armless, or sightless men. They are
far in the minority. The figures,
which have now got down to fairly
accurate averages, show that of the
10,000 half of them will be purely
“medical” as against “surgical” cases.
And of the 5,000 that are “surgical,”
that is, which need the attention of a
surgeon as against that of the physi
cian, 500 will be cases of dismember-
ment, where the men have lost mem-
bers of the body. Three hundred will
be cases where a leg has been lost
and two hundred where arms have
been lost. In 41,000 returned invali-
ded Canadians there were less than
forty cases of blindness.
The real problem is the man who
has suffered profound shocks to his
system and perhaps been rendered in-
capable of standing the strain of his
former occupation. A boilermaker for
instance, comes out with shell shock
and his nervous system in tatters. He
could not stand the racket in a boiler
factory, but he, with his knowledge
of iron and steel working could very
easily be made into, say—an expert
lathe operator where there is no
noise. And so on along the whole line
The Federal Board for Vocational
Education is the source of most of the
war training courses and is going
ahead with plans to begin the re-ed-
ucational work at an early date. It
is proposed, instead of concentrating
the men to be re-educated in large
hospital shops, to use the wonderful
facilities afforded by the many tech-
nical and agricultural schools of the
country as far as possible.
By Associated Press.
Chihuahua City, Mexico, June 30.—
The American blacklist has shattered
one of the German plans tor the com
mercial conquest .QfsMexico. Before
the United States entered the war and
prior to the last Mexican revolution,
German business organizations scat-
tered throughout Northern Mexico
gave evidence of the German inten
tion to exploit the Mexican markets.
One German wholesale hardware
firm started to establish branches
throughout the state mote than forty
years ago and, at the outbreak of the
revolutions, had branches in operation
in Juarez, Casas Grandes, Santa Rso
lia, Ojinaga and other places with a
parent store here.
While these houses were conducted
on business lines, it is considered here
as a significant fact that all the Ger-
man consuls and vice consuls for this
part of Mexico were appointed froi
among the managers and assistant
managers of this concern. In Juarez,
Casas Grandes and Santa Rosalia the
branch managers were also German
vice consuls, the consul in Chihuahua
City also being one of the managers
of the parent store here. The vice con-
sul in Juarez was decorated by the
German emperor for services render-
ed Germany on the border.
When the revolutions started these
German stores were the first to suffer
because they were well stocked with
wagons, harness and other supplies
needed by the revolutionists. The
Juarez and Casas Grandes branches
were looted and burned and now only
the parent store here remains in bus-
What the revolutionists failed to do
to wreck these German stores the
American blacklist completed at the
beginning of America’s war against
Germany. Now it is almost impossi-
ble for the German firms to obtain
supplies and Mexican buyers fear to
buy from the blacklisted firms for
fear of being placed on this blacklist
and denied the privilege of importing
from the United States.
A generation of them would bankrupt a nation.
The prosperous are the nation’s strength.
A bank account here, leads to a seat -in Pros-
perity’s corner. £
War Savings Stamps for sale here.
M. & F. State Bank
CLAXTON SAYS CITIZENS MUST
BE EQUIPPED FOR GREAT
CONDUCTING STATE FOOD
ADMINISTRATION BIG JOB
By Associated Press.
Houston, Texas, July 1.—Conduct-
ing the food administration would ap-
pear to be a huge task. An abund-
ance of mail is sent out and received
each day and the fact stands out that
until the present war such an under-
taking was unknown in this country.
The outgoing mail of the Texas
food administration conveys material
in 100,000 lots. It reaches 250 county
administrators, 15 district commission-
ers, 278 members of the price inter-
preting committees, 45 chairmen of
the interpreting committees, 600 daily
mail, including newspaper and spe-
cial committees; 600 city and county
school superintendents, 200 members
of the colored section, 500 presidents
of women’s clubs, 300 members of the
council of defense, 200 members of
the speakers’ bureau, 75 members of
the rural and urban home economics
workers, 100 price reporters, all fac-
tors of the educational department.
Then there is also to be considered
the grocery division, the wholesale,
retail bakery and restaurant sections,
the perishable department, organiza
tion department, mill, cotton seed and
ice sections, dairy products, livestock,
agriculture and transportation divis-
FORD EQUIPPING HOSPITAL
FOR AMERICAN SOLDIERS
UNITED 8TATE8 CALL8 ON
TURKEY FOR EXPLANATION
Detroit, Mich., July 1.—One of the
most complete hospitals in the word,
expected to take a large part in the
Work of rehabilitating American sol
diers wounded overseas, is being
erected here by Henry Ford, erected
faster than the average building is
constructed in peaerffme, because of
government co-operation in the pur
chase of materials.
On a 20-acre tract the hospital,
which will bear Mr. Ford’s name, will
have floor space of 50,000 square feet.
It will be a four story structure with
the exception of the diagnostic build
ing placed in the center which will go
up to six stories. It will front 750
feet on the Grand Boulevard, Detroit’s
most popular automobile driveway,
and go back 250 feet.
With 1,300 windows it will be im-
possible for a person anywhere in the
building to get more than 24 feet
away from the light. Forty porches
will surround the structure and a roof
garden is to extend over the entire
Mr. Ford is spending $3,000,000 on
By Associated Tress.
Chtampaign, III., July 1—“The world
never will be wholly safe for democ-
racy until all its citizens are properly
equipped for great responsibilities,
declared Dr. P. P. Claxton, United
Stales commissioner of education, in
an appeal today to American bankers
to support a nationwide drive for bet-
ter rural schools. In his message,
published in th^ Banker Farmer, offi
cial organ of the American Bankers’
Association, Dr. Claxton asserted the
war has intensified every peace-time
need for good rural schools.
America’s ability to raise armies,
to produce food, to invest and utilize
necessary war devices, will depend
more and more upon the education,
general and special, that her country
boys and girls receive,” Dr. Claxton
“The fundamental necessity for ed-
ucation is one of the first war lessons
we are learning. England and France
have taught us what they learned at
heavy cost in the first three years of
war; that from every point of view
including immediate military necessi-
ty, schools must continue in full force
while the war is waged. And it is
realized more and more as the war
goes on that the world will never be
wholly safe for democracy until ali
its citizens are equipped for its re-
sponsibilities. America, for her part,
will not have done her full duty by
her citizenry until the country boys
and girls have as good an education
as those in the cities and towns.
Consolidation is one of the flrsf
steps in bringing to the country the
educational advantages of the town.
The consolidated school means con-
centrated educational efforts. It makes
possible an extent of school provision
that is impossible in the small one-
teacher country school. It is a war
measure, because it will mean better
teachers, better agriculture and better
facilities for meeting the govern-
ment’s demand for trained men.
"I can conceive of no finer commun-
ity service for the bankers of the
United States, especially of the small-
er towns and villages, than to assist
in the movement for consolidation.
An educated community is a prosper-
ous community. England and France,
with per capita wealth of $1,500 and
$1,200, respectively, are at one end of
a scale of educational efficiency, the
other end of which is re-represented
by Spain, with $675 per capita, and
Russia, with $300. Good rural schools
will mean, when reconstruction comes,
sustained prosperity; they will mean,
both now and in the future, a nation
strong with the basic strength of an
educated citizenship on the land.”
Better rural schools by federal and
state aid on a ten year program under
which 140,000 of the 210,000 one-room
schools of the country would be con-
solidated is the aim of the agricultu
ral commission of the Bankers’ Asso
GIVING AID TO FARMERS
By Associated Praia.
Cape May, N. J., July 1.—Soldi
from overseas who are convalescing
at the army base hospital here are
glad to help the farmers.
.wounded and ill fighters brought baek
from the French front are now In the .
hospital and those who are strong
enough to do so are working on farms,
in this section. The money they re-
ceive is a bonus.
Farmers who have experienced dlffi-
culty in getting help are finding among ..
the rapidly convalescing wounded
many men from the western st
who were farmers before the’ ente
the service, and they are prov
helpful and Instructive as well. Tho-
men are enjoying their work whick-
appears to aid them in recovery. All
the men have seen service In Franco
and among them the first. Americans
to fight in the allied armies. There
are also seven French soldier patients:
in the hospital.
RECOVERY OF SENATOR
TILLMAN IS DOUBTFUL
By Associated ■ Pres*.
Washington, July 1.—Benjamin R.
Tillman, veteran Democratic" senator
from South Carolina, and chairman of
the naval affairs committee, Is seri-
ously ill at his home here and his re-
covery is regarded by his physician
as doubtful. His left side is com-
pletely paralyzed and be has been suf
fering from a severe recurrent hem-
orrhage since last Thursday A
The seriousness of Senailfbr jTUI-
man’s condition became kirQwa when
his physician issued this bulletin;
“Senator Tillman is now suffering
from a severe recurrent cerebral hem-..
orrhage. There is complete paralysis
on the left side. The attack came ou
Thursday afternoon at the senate, and
has been progressive. Because of pre-
vious attacks and the age of the sena-
tor the pronosia is unfavorable.”
Medical Student* to Enter Army.
By Auoclated Press.
Austin, Texas, July 1.—Seventy-
three medical students took the ex-
amination before the state medical
board for license to practice medicine
recently and nearly all that number
are expected to enter the medical
branch of the army, according to the
announcement by the board secretary.
OAILY HERALD, fan FOR MONTH.
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same against both?
J. B. PRICE, Agent.
We hare put on one more good
mechanic. Our service tor this
summer will be the best to bo
had. Our prices are reason-
Tires, tubes, gas and oil and
cup grease, the best on the mar-
Don’t forget our battery,
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Call us day or nlghL
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TEXA8 SENATORS INDOR8E
BURWELL FOR MAR8HAL
meat,’ and tho start for homo.
Washington, July 1.—America to-
day formally presented to the Turkish
government a report that Turkish
troops had sacked the American hos-
pital at Tebric, with a request for an
Washington, June 29.—W. M. Bur-
well of Amarillo probably will be the
new marshal for the -Northern Dis-
trict of Texas, succeeding the late
John L. Terrell of Fort Worth. Bur-
well was agreed upon by Senators
Culberson and Sheppard. He has
been sheriff of Potter county for ten
years and formerly was president of
the Panhandle Sheriffs’ Association.
The First National Bank
of WEATHERrORD, TEXAS
Capital and Snrplns, $200,000.00
Total Resources Over One Million Dollars
W. S. FANT, President
R. W. DA.VIS, V-President.
G. M. BOWIE, V-President GEORGE FANT, Casl»er
Hugh McGrattan, Harry Baker, W. J. Milmo.
38 YEARS A NATIONAL BA!
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