Santa Anna News (Santa Anna, Tex.), Vol. , Ed. 1 Friday, December 14, 1917 Page: 2 of 8
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| Conserve Your Christmas Gifts. Give E
I ' Something Useful. , I
THESE USEFUL SUGGESTIONS FOLLOW
Give Gifts That Are Worth While
|TJE FAIR. SANTA ANNA
LIFE AT CAMP TRAVIS
Camp Travis, Tex.
Dec. 3, 1917.
It is always a great pleasure
to me to accomodate my friends
and home folks, and more espec-
ially the folks of Coleman county
for I have long realized that this
particular county is the garden
spot of our great state. It seems
lo me to be the center of gravity
its unselfish citizenship ever
drawing one back to it once he
knows it. But this is altogether
aside from what I started out to
I had intended to ask your per-
mission to answer, thru the col-
umns of your paper, some of the
many questions that, have been
asked me by the folks out thsre
I promise to be as brief as possi-
Some of tho questions I cannot
answer for the valuable reason
Day or Night
Funeral Car in Connection
Day Phone 86
167 and 156
The Adams-Chllders Co.
Cash or Credit
that it would be giving out in
formation that Uncle Sam does
not care to make public at this
time. The strength of this Di-
vision, the length of time it will
be in training, its date of de-
parture, etc., are things that the
mass should not know, and in-
deed things that the patriotic
citizens do not care to know, for
they know the danger of making
public such information. So
enough for those.
Now, everybody knows that
all work and no play maeg a re-
cruit dull. So Uncle 5»m has
set aside each Wednesday and
Saturday afternoon to be devot-
ed to games and athletics. On
these day such games as baseball
football, boxing and wrestling
are indulged in to the heart’s
content. Each man has to take
part in some athletic event.
The negro recruits have bat-
tles royal and bucking wing
dances that are very funny to
the men and make them forget a
world of trouble and furnishtop-
ics of conversation for a week
The health of the men is looked
after at all times and every sani
tary measure is taken to keep
the camp in the most sanitary
.condition. Aside from a few
leases of measles mumps the
i health of the camp has been per-
fect. Nor has the spiritual wel-i
fare of the men being neglected.
The many Young Men’s Chris-
tian Association building are
open at all times for the soldiers
to congregate and sing songs and
have bible classes. Sundays are
free an 1 you can go to any
church you chose in San Antonio.
Uncle Sam is not a believer in
late hours an 1 11 P. M. is th#
hour that all passes expire. By
special request in case ef kin-
folks visiting their relative* here
the soldiers can get an over-
The officers are at all times
friendly and kind to the men.
A general order prohibits the use
of abusive language by any offi-
cer in dealing with the soldiers,
and during my stay here I have
never seen an officer show any
desire to abuse the men but are
always willing to co-operate with
them and help them overcome
the hard tasks requisite to mili-
In short this entire Division is
made up of the heat men to be
had and, I am «ube. will be long
remembered by the German
I hope, dear folks, that this
will cover all the questions that
you have asked that you should
know, and wishing you all much
success, I remain,
Raymond 0. Williams
Ambulance Co. 359,
Mrs. Islay’* Letter
In a recent letter Mrs. D. W.
Isley, of Litchfield, 111., says, “I
have used Chamberlain’s Tablets
for disorders of the stomach and
as a laxative, and have found
them a quick and sure relief.”
If you are troubled with indiges-
tion or constipation these tablets
will do you good. ’ ’
Mrs. Fred W. Turner en-
tertained the Merry Wives on
Thursday of last week.
M. J. Norrell w.as
Antonio last week.
1 have for salt:
2.000 bushels Miraele soft beard
wheat, at IJ.50 per bushel.
1.000 bushels Russian or Kharl-
off hard wheal, at 92.75 per bushel.
600 bushels Turkey Red wheal,
at 92.50 per bushel.
Thoroughly reeleaoed, sacked
and delivered at Colemaa, or San-
I hate given theae varieties a
thorough test oa my farm and find
they are best auited to this climate.
Proof of ihle 1 am making good
yields, while other varietiee fail.
3 pecks to acre is plenty to plant
Orders taken by J. E. Stevens Co.
el Coleman, or W. R. Kelley A Co.
Santa Anna, T. H. Smith Co., of
Oouidbusk. Bee Samplee
J. C. Dibrell
Celemtn, * * Tens
Mrs. G. L. Jones was hos-
tess to the Original “13” club
on Thursday of last week.
the first, and inside of a week’s
time I had improved in every
way,” writes Mrs. L. A. Drink-
ard, Jefferson City, Mo.
Mrs. E. M. Raney was hos-
tess to her Sunday school
Cam^ class on Friday afternoon of
last week. The home wi
beautifully decorated in pot-
ted plants, ferns and cut
The class was well repre-
sented and all enjoyed the
hospitality accorded them by
their thoughtful teacher, who
is ever eager to do something
nice and interesting for her
class. After searching their
brain for answers to the ap-
propriate Bible contest, each
guest was rewarded for the
energy spent, when the hos-
tess served a delicious salad
course, consisting of sand-
witches; nut salad, home made
candy and hot tea.
“Before I used Chamberlain's
Tablets I doctored a great deal
for etomaeb trouble and felt ner-
vous and tired all the time.
These tablets helped me from
I O O F LODGE
M«ft* every Thursday night in W. O.
W./hall. Visiting brothers cordially
Inyited to attend whea convenient.
J. M. Byrd, N. Q.
J. S. Jones. Sec’y,
W. E. BAXTER
Fire and Tornado Insurance
Santa Anna, Texas
FRED W. TURNER t „
Loans and Insurancs
Offic* Over Plrat National Bank
DR. JOHN CAMPBELL
vrrcmNARY surgeon & dentist
Bee me at O. K. Wagon Yard
Rsedience ’phone77 Yard ’phone 141
Goode hauled to and from the depot
Dealers in McAlister Coal /
MEADOWS & ERWIN
Dr. L. O. GARRETT
Office over First National Bank
Office phone 96 Residence phone 111
f. P. CALDWELL
Architect and Engineer
Office in Court House
COLEMAN, . - TEXAS.
W. H. GARRETT
Attorney and Counselor at Law
SANTA ANNA. TEXAS
Promy aiMatioo to legal aM«n
in and out of vourt
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Faulkner, G. W. Santa Anna News (Santa Anna, Tex.), Vol. , Ed. 1 Friday, December 14, 1917, newspaper, December 14, 1917; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth982212/m1/2/: accessed September 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bonham Public Library.