Yoakum Daily Herald (Yoakum, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 163, Ed. 1 Tuesday, July 23, 1918 Page: 3 of 4
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THE YOAKUM DAILY HERALD
By Associated Press.
Paris, July 23.—The largest party of
members of Congress to arrive in Eu
rope to study war conditions has jusr
reached Paris after a ten day trip
through Italy. The party will make
Franits headquarters in Paris and will
pass two months visiting troops in
France, especially the American
The party is not an official one.
but its members bear special cre-
dentials from Robert Lansing, Secre-
tary of State; Newton D, Baker,
Secretary of War, and Josephus
Daniels, Secretary of the Navy. It is
composed of Representatives Melville
Clyde Kelly, of Braddock, Pa., Isaac
Siegel, of New York city; George M.
Young, of Valley City, N. D.; Louis
C. Crampton, of Lapeer, Mich.; Joseph
B. Thompson, of Paul’s Valley, Okla.;
Burton H. Kincheloe, of Madisonville,
Ky.; Cassius C. Dowell, of Des Moines,
Iowa; Thomas A Chandler, of Vinita.
Okla.; John A. Elston, of Berkeley.
Cal.; John Hillman, of Fayetteville,
Ark.; Burton E. Sweet, of Waverly.
Iowa, and Thaddeus H. Caraway, of
People Back of Troop®,
The party has sent a message to
the American troops. Speaking for
himself and his conferrees. Represen-
tative Kelly said—
"We want all American soldiers to
know that Congress and our country
are behind them. In the United States
there is but one business to day. That
is the business of war. Our industrial
system now is organized for the pur-
pose of supplying our troops and our
allies with materials of war.
"The American people are behind
Congress and are placing every one of
our resources behind our soldiers in
"We are sparing no effort in the
building up of the greatest army in
Represents tlve Tillman added: —
“We want our soldiers and our al-
lies to know that our crop outlook is
excellent, with our prospective wheat
productions t about a billion bushels.
Indeed, we have the * very finest
prospects for a big yield of all kinds
of grain, cotton and fruits.
“American soldiers and their fami-
lies and our allies will not lack food.
“The American people are now
showing the stuff they are made of by-
regulating their food consumption.
Casualties Only a Spur.
Speaking of the reports of casual-
ties, Representative Tillman said: —
"The casualty lists are not depress-
ing. They are serving to stir the
American people to greater efforts.”
One hundred and ten officersa and
men of the Blue Devils are just back
In France and are tremendously pleas-
ed with the reception they got in
America. When they landed at a
French port they were surrounded by
groups of men and women, who \yere
eager to hear the innumerable ex-
periences of these heroes.
Judging by their accounts of their
trip to the United States, America is
measured by them partly in terms of
great skyscrapers, huge cantonments
and great war preparations, but what
impressed them more was sugar, white
bread and tobacco. Their only regret,
apparently, was that there were not
more trumpets and that they did not
possess a greater food capacity.
Three poilus in the party declared:~
"If we were Lafayette himself the
Americans sould not have treated us
better. The less English we knew and
the more decorations we had, the more
we were forced to eat.
"Yes, the Americans were hospita-
ble, but we are glad to return to the
trenches. Our stories of America will
amaze the poilus there.”
AS WELL AS EFFICIENT
To my Friends, the Citizens and
Voters of Lavaca County.
I am fcfferlng for re-election to tin
Office of County Clerk of Lavaca
County, on the manner in which I
have attended to the duties of the of
flee in the pa t. I have been youi
clerk for 3Vfc years, and during this
time have given my best time ai d at
tention to the office. All my v.ot.
has been done in a correct and ef
fitient manner, all work is up to date,
indexes properly kept, and I can plact
my hands on any papers in the office
at any time and have always been
prompt and polite about it. I ad
minister the office impartially, have
no petty friends nor enemies, but all
are treated alike and with equal
courtesy. The longer a man holds a
clerical office the better he gets and
nothing has occured why I should not
be re-elected, having served only 3Vj
I have at all times been ready and
willing to do my full duty towards
my Government, have purchased
Liberty Bonds, War Savings Stamps
and have generously contributed tc
the Red Cross; Y. M. C. A. and K. ol
C. and have also collected considers
ble money for the Red Cross: In
helping young men to fill out tlieii
papers 1 have at any time, not even
in the way beginning, ever charged
one cent from any one as 1 felt it my
duty to render all assistance possible
to those who do the fighting for us.
My papers is for their safe return
with victory on their banners.
The primaries are close, I have my
office work to do and look after and
have not been able to see every one
personally, but I appreciate the sup
port of all. The fact that I may not
have personally solicited your support
was withheld from me only on account
of office work that must be attended
And especially do I ask the Good
Ladies of the County to give my
Fresh Beef Travels
on a Rapid Schedule
Fresh beef for domestic markets goes
from stockyards to retail stores within
a period of about two weeks. Although
chilled, this meat is not frozen; hence it
cannot be stored for a rise in price.
A steer is dressed usually within
twenty-four hours after purchase by
the packer. The beef is held in a cooler
at the packing house, at a temperature a
little above freezing, for about three days.
It is then loaded into a refrigerator
car, where a similar temperature is
maintained, and is in transit to market
on an average of about six days.
Upon arrival at the branch distrib-
uting house, it is unloaded into a “cooler”,
and placed on sale.
Swift & Company requires all beef to
be sold during the week of arrival, and
the average of sales is within five days.
Any delay along the above journey
means deterioration in the meat and
loss to the packer.
Swift & Company, U. S. A.
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candidacy serious consideration and
i assure them that your support and
,ote will be appreciated and long
I make my campaign myself, and
ask for re-rleclien on the efficient*,
work that I have done In the past.
I thank ycu all.
Yours very truly,
J. A. SOMMERLATTE.
Candidate for Re-Election. County
Lavaca County, Texas.
TO THE WOMEN VOTERS
OF DEWITT COUNTY
My method of campaigning, through-
out my public service, has been to
avoid worrying the voters by personal
importuning. Although this campaign,
on account of misrepresentations and
malignantly false reports concerning
me, has been the most disagreeable
one 1 have experienced, I have ad-
lieared to my usual mode of elec-
Uoneering and have steadfastly refus-
ed to annoy the voters by personal
-olicitation, preferring to leave the
matter to their inteligent faii-minded-
ness. In the fifteen speeches I have
made in behalf of Liberty Bonds, Red
Cross Drives and War Savings Stamps
Sales I never once alluded to my own
candidacy. Through a sense of inate
delicacy, 1 have especially refrained
from intruding my selfish solicitations
upon the women voters, yet I am ex-
tremely anxious that they should know
my appreciation of their support in
the pending election, the more so be-
cause, for years, I have been an ad-
vocate of woman’s right to vote; so
with the utmost deference I earnest-
ly and sincerely ask their careful con-
sideration of my candidacy for re-
election to the office of Tax Collector.
THUS. M. STELL.
Carrol May left last night and is a
visitor in Hilly.
Mrs. P. J. Stephenson and little son,
P. J., Jr. returned to their home to-
day at Drumwriglit, Okla., after visit-
ing the past ten days with home-
Vote for Ed. Kacir for District Clerk
of Lavaca County. He is a school
teacher, a married man with depend
ents and is in deferred classification.
He has two brothers in the army,
both are volunteers, one Is on his
way to Fiance. 7-26.
TO THE DEMOCRATIC VOTERS
OF DEWITT COUNTY, TEXAS.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN:—
When I announced as a candidate for
the office of County Judge of DeWltt
County, Texas, last February, I pro-
mised you if elected to that office,
that I would strive diligently and
faithfully to discharge the duties of
the office according to the Constitu-
tion and laws of the State; that I
would make the discharge of the
duties of the office my first business;
and that I would not let my private
business interfere with my official
A# you know, since the 12th of last
March, I have been your county judge.
As a result thereof, I have not been
able to make aH active a campaign
as I should have nice to make, and
probably as you think I should have
made; nor have I been able to meet
as many of you as I had hoped to
meet. You know that the county
judge has no deputy and that his
duties are of such a nature that he
can not entrust them to a deputy. I
could not leave my office to make
an active campaign, without neglect-
ing my duties as county Judge. This
I could not conscientiously do; and I
do not believe you would wish or ex-
pect me to do that. Again I make
you the same promises in regard to
(he discharge or .the duties of the of-
fice of county Judge, should you see
fit to elect me to the office, that I
made you last February; and If my
discharge or the duties of this office
for the last four and one half months
meet with your approval. I hereby
respectfully solicit your support and
J. L. BOAL.
tho world’s clean-
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Now has the finest equipped Job
Printing plant in this section.
Bring Us Your Work
If you want Quick Service, Right
Prices and Neat Appearing
A SALESMAN WILL CALL
The Herald last year offered (he
Herald daily and weekly for prize
watermelons but the offer was print-
ed rather late. We want to be in
time this year, ami hope our friends
and those who feel a pride In the big
products of this section of glorious
old Texas. For the biggest melon,
Daily one year; for next largest, Dal-
ly six months, third largest, Weekly
one year. So there’s nine dollars
worth of papers for three melons
What Do You Know
For One Dollar you can get 176 hours of continuous light of
a 32-Candle power lamp. (Your oil lamp only gives from 4
to 8-Candle power.) This gives you practically 6 hours Light
per day for a month.
YoaVum Power Light & Water Co
Don’t Hesitate to Ask Questions
Are you doing enough driv-
ing with lights off to keep your
battery properly charged?
Are you replacing the evap-
oration, which is always going
on, by a proper amount of
distilled water? •
Are you sure current isn’t
being lost daily by some de-
fect in wiring or connections?
Does current flow freely?
If you’ll stop the next time
you see our service sign, we’ll
be glad to answer as many
questions as you can find time j
And don’t forget' to include
an inquiry about the Still
Better Willard with Threaded
Yoakum Storage Battery
A. J. ROSS, Mng’r.
Yoakum, Texas, -
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Yoakum Daily Herald (Yoakum, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 163, Ed. 1 Tuesday, July 23, 1918, newspaper, July 23, 1918; Yoakum, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth758585/m1/3/: accessed April 8, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Carl and Mary Welhausen Library.