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^ OZARK SPECTA/
A SEMI-WEEKLY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY VOLUME >6. OZARK, FRANKLIN COUNTY, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 7, 1917. NUMBER 71 r FROM OVER THE COUNTY * Fresh From Our Regular Correspondents. s DR. M. D. BLACK AND R. M. BLACK i DENTISTS Have you decayed teeth? If so come to us. We will charge you much less than elsewhere. We make a specials of CJold Crowns and Bridge Work. ALL WORK GUARANTEED DR. M. D. BLACK DR. R. M. BLACK Office 710 1-2 Garrison Ave., i t. Smith Over Poe’s Shoe Stoi v Wt answer all calls!, dav or night Phones—Office 135. lies. 1230 I .MUi .. | J. E. Kitchin Blacksmith and Woodworker Horse Shoeing a Specialty Year patronage solicited and Satisfaction Guaranteed ALTUS, ARK. A. G. Sloan REGISTERED i OPTOMOTKIST mS EXAMINED. CUSSES CORRECTLY F.TTEO SMh N. Smjlh*. I#«i«l»r. Phonp 306 796 Gar. Ave.. Fort Smith, Ark. BRISTOW HOTEL ————— -««« Solicits Your Patronage TERMS- -Meals 35c, $1.50 a Day. Special rates by the week. THANK ' | YOUR . GROCER I if he asks you to try a can of 1rr BAKING At POWDER He wants todo you a favor— he knows what brands to rec ommend from experience. WEBB CITY The rain Sunday morning was very refreshing. Mrs. Jim Hall visited friends in Webb City Wednesday after noon. Mrs. L. L. Ford of Ozark was in Webb City Wednesday morn ing. Roht. Matlock and Mrs. Lillie Gage. Chas. Matlock and Miss Myrtle Gage motored to Ft. Smith Wednesday. Messrs. J. M. Fuller and Elm er (lage motored to Fort Smith Tuesday and while there Mr. Fuller purchased a new car. Misses Davis and Ruth Mc Kinney of near Cross Roads were visitors of Miss Alice Pip pin Tuesday and Wednesday. The young people enjoyed themselves at a partv given by Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Werschkey. Tuesday night. BULAH Singing was tine a week ago. We have no more Literary up here. The President closed it. Misses Annie and Mary Ocken fels went to visit Mrs. Griffith last Sunday week. Miss Bernice Read spent the week with her sister. Mrs. Henry Soller. Had a nice rain Saturday and Sunday, and now everybody is planting corn. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Ockenfels and baby took a trip to Fort Smith last week, accompanied by Frank Ockenfels and Henry Soller. Well, I come to tell you about John Ockenfels and his three girls. 0. I said three; tha's not all! He takes one one Sunday and the other the next Sunday. One time he got mixed up in making dates. He made a date with two girls the same Sunday. It happened both girls were at the same place and John did not know what to do, so he took his third girl and let his two first ones go home themselves. 1 will ring olY, hoping to see this in this week’s Spectator. A reader of the Ozark Spectator a red headed school male. GREENWOOD. Will Wilson attended to busi ness in Ozark Tuesday. School Hoses at this place Ap ril 13. I’lute will hi1 an entertain ment on Friday night. Miss Eula Smith spent Sun hat- with Misses Gerta and Luta St- les. W. F. Nichols is on the south side of the river this week look ing after his business interests. Mr. and Mrs. O’Kane of Rose ville visited Mr. Jerome Wilson and family first of the week. Mrs. Geo. Stolks is able to be about some after having fallen u d sustaining several bruises. John Pruett. Superintendent of Rigmudy Coal Co., in Mis ouri. visited his father and mo ther, Mr. and Mrs. Jona Pruett. The body of Mrs. Eppa Saund ers. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Key. was brought here for burial Tuesday, U. S. DECLARES WAR The United States, through the action of Congress and; the President, declared yesterday that a state of war exists between this country and Germany. This action has been certain for several weeks, and the authorities have been rushings preparations. Notification of the declaration was wirelessed to all of our naval commanders at once, and naval engagements may be expected at any time, as German submarines are reported to be in the Gulf of Mexico. All German ships in the harbors of the United States and her dependencies have heen seized and their crews in terned. The Chamberlain Bill, providing for compulsory military service, has been introduced and will be pushed through. Enlistments to bring the regular army Jup to its full strength of 800,000 is being hurried and plans for a new army of 2,000.000 are being perfected. German spies are trying to incite the negroes of the. South to rebell, and have promised them Texas for a black republic. They have also promised Texa; to Mexico. A hitherto unpublished paragraph of the famous Zimmerman note offers to establish a submarine base in the Gulf of Mexico and furnish Mexico with all the military supplies they need. To The People of Franklin County I hereby announce myself a candidate for the Democratic nomination for delegate to the Constitutional Convention. In making my announcement. 1 realize that the time between now and the primary, on April 14th, is so short it would be im possible for one to make a can vas of the County and see the people at their homes, so i shad; simply give you through the press some of my views on mat ters of importance that will' come before the Convention. Our present Constitution is an excellent one and was made by the wisest and best men of that day, and practically every sec tion has been construed by oji Supreme Court. My idea of a new Constitution is to embody into it all the best principles of the old constitution and add only such new features as are neces sary to meet the present anti lut ure needs of our growing and progressive state and to better protect t’ae people's rights. Among tne changes i span favor the following: 1 believe provison should be made for a less expensive method ot submitting Amend ments to the Constitution. Am endments in the lust two elec tions cost the people of Arkan sas $140.000.00 (live the peo ple a Constitution that will not permit waste or useless ex penditures. 1 believe that all local legisla tion should be settled by vote of the people in the locality af fected, under direction of the Countv Courts. 1 believe that the Legislature should meet every four years except in case ot emergency on |call of the Governor, thus eli minating one session of the same every two years, which will he a saving to the taxpuy ers of $1,000,000.00 All State and County officers .should hold office for four year and be ineligible to succeed themselvea or become candi-j dates fur any other office dur ing their respective terms. This eliminate* one election of a saving of $190,000.00 and be sides all officers will tend strict ly to their duties ami not be campaigning to the neglect of the people's business. There are many other matters of importance which the limited time and space forbid mention. If elected one of the two dele dates from this County, tile only promise that I have to make it that 1 will give you honest and efficient service, and if a consti tution is written that 1 think should be it, will mean a saving of many thousands of dollar* to the people of our state aiul I shall advocate its adoption, it’ not, will tell you so and urge if* defeat. I made my home inJFranklin County twelve years ago and have never before been a eandi dit< for any office be fora th# people and am not now being urged to run by say on# but run on my own d#»ir# and in clination without solicitation. J. r. CLAYTON. A pra> er service was heid at ! iie Methodist church Friday morning. Miss Flossie McClellan writes that her sister Mrs. Tompkins, is emproving riiveiv and she hopes to he able to return home soon. Henry Ford is arranging to ship in a lot of "alcohol” potatoes from Europe, which he is going to supply free to Michigan farm ers with instructions for growing. This is Ford’s way of fighting the gasoline combination. These potatoes are so repulsive in odor and tast they are not eatable, but a bushel will yield about four and a half gallons of 160 to 180 proof alcohol, the grade that works best in motor cars and tractors. European farmers raise from 175 to 200 bushels of these potatoes to the acre. Ford believes the day of alcohol fuel in the United State is fast approaching as the world’s supply of gasoline is threatened b^ a gradual decrease. Recruits Wanted For Co.K, 2nd Ark. Infty. All National Guard organiza tion, have been ordered to recruit up to full strength at once. Men wanted between eighteen and thirtyfive years of age, must he I a citizen of the United States. | read the English language, of! good moral character and phvsi-j callysound. Inducement: Under the provisions of the National Defence Act, full pay and all allowances are authorized when in t.he Federal service, during Ritie practie and Encampment, and in addition one-fourth of the! regular Army pav of each of the respective grades is prescribed) for Armory Drill, Opportunity; for every vouug man to improve himself physically, mentally,and morally. The co-operation ot every citizen of Ozark and the surroundino vicinity is desired, to take an active part in helping to fill the local company up to full strength. Those that it is impossible for them to become members, can use their influence, not altogether as an accommoda tson to the local company, but partly as their duty. Our law makes military service obligatory for each male citizen between the age of eighteen and forty-five years. This service he may not avoid, if called tg,.its perform ance. It is simple foolish for iiim to plan his life as to have to meet this obligation unprepared, unfit physically, mentally and morally, through lack of training. It is unpatriotic disloyal and cowardly for him to plan that hi* iellow man shall perform this duty for him, to hide behind the man who w II take the training and go when called, as a citizen should. War of today is much different from what it was a few years ago, it is a more scientific game, a game that required more skill,, more learning and training than! it ha* in the past. We should not heed so much to that which we have been fed from youth, that i* the vaporings of 4th of July oratory, of tne mighty proweM of our arms and men. Though our fathers did flock to arms wheti needed, and displayed much gallantry, hut the enemy was aiso not trained thoroughly. It would be slaughter for untrain ed men to take up arms and go against the well trained armies of the foreign countries today. We should not rest with confid ence wholly, on the monetary motto,“In God We Trust.” in the Book we find, raith Without ; Works Availeth-Not. Military training is well worth the time | it takes, should the trained j never be engaged in battle. It [helps a man pyhsically, it learns I him to be more healthful, more sanitary in person and surround ings. he learns obedience and discipline, it learns him the necessity of obedience : nd dis eiplin. he learns that it takes quite a lot of training to really become obedient or subconscious, to orders and commands. He can see the need of teamwork, and learn teamwork, learn how that a team of fifty well trained men pulling together for one thing, is stronger than two hundred untrained men pulling for the same thing, but separably according to each ones own opinion, learns the necessity of having men organized into so called machines, that each man is a unit in the machanism of this machine, and if he be not Flag Courtesy Practically every flag pole is carring a United State* flag, but no uniform practice in the dis play of the flag is observed. In the United States Army, at the first notes of ‘ reveille,” the sun rise gun is fired and the flag is raised. “Reveille” is played practically at sunrise. In the evening 'Retreat” is played, and then the'sunset gun is fired. If a band is present, “Star Spangled Banner,’ is played as the flag slowly is lowered. If no band is present, the buglers plays ”To the Colors.” “Retreat” is played practically at sunset. Anot her point of flag ceremonv that should be observed is that the tlag must not be allowed to touch the ground at any time. In the United States Army, all men in uniform stand at atten tion and salute when tha flag, carried in procession, passes them In the PhiUipine Islands and in many parts of the United States, all civilians cease conversation, stand erect and uncover, as the flag passes them. This is an other point of flag courtesy that should be observed. United States guard regula tions provide that “the flag must be displayed at a seacoast or lake fort at the beginning of and during an action i n which a fort may be engaged whether by day or night,” and it was be cause Francis Scett K*y wrote the Star Spangled Banner dur ing an engagement that he saw the flag “by the rocket’s red glare.” In time of peace, the flag would not have been display ed after nightfall. Mr. and Mrs. L. Brendle were shopping in Ozark Thursday, and imformed us that he had pur chased a dozen stands of bees and will try that industry again. A tew years ago Mr, Brindlesold quite a lot of honey here and at Altus and Denning but was un fortunate and lost all his bees. The mountain honey such as Mr. Brindle furnished his costomers can’t be excelled in quality. efficient he loses himself and possible causes other to be lost, through his mistakes. Dicipline represents seventy-five per cent of battle efficiency. Men and arms we tnav command, but money cannot buy dicipline, nor munition plants supply it, it is of the very essence of training. Training men together brings them closer to one another, causes a friendship that can not he found in any Lodge Cub, or any other organization we know of, they are equal, become as one. In the 69th Regiment of New York, there is 32 millionaires, also in the 8th Illinois there is several millionaires,and a few in a number ol' other Regiments, some wealthy men to be found in most all Regiments, while on duty on the Mexican Border, they were on an equal with men who were worth nothing financi al lv, they all wore the same uniform, ate the same kind of food, bunked on the armv cot, put a blanket roll on one shoulder, the U. S. rifle on the other and did duty side by side. In service men learn to enjoy tne association of all concerned. Why not began to prepare to meet your obliga tions, you are a citizen of the United States, become a citizen of soldier if possible, if not use your influence. Applicants may be enlisted at Ozark Armory, Ozark, Ark, F. M. Edwa*D* j Capt Coradg Co. K 2nd Ark Infly.