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THE OZARK SPECTATOR
A SEMI-WEEKLY NEWSPAPER-PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY VOLUME 6. . ■ OZARK, FRANKLIN COUNTY, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 5, 1917. NUMBER 81 Unusual Interest In the Revival Meeting There has been unusual inter est in the meeting at the Method ist church during the week. All business houses have closed for the mornihf service from 9:30 to 10:30 o'clock. Prayer meetings at the church and in some of the homes in the afternoon have promoted interest in the regular nightly meeting. Mrs. KeRoy has led the singing effectively. Be the outcome of the meet ing what ft may: he it a full success or be it more or less of a disappointment, all who have heard Rev. Oliver’s sermons have been profoundly touched by his sincerity—by the work he, is doing. The people of Ozark are real izing more every day as they be-' come better acquainted with the pastor of the Methodist church, Rev. W. J. LeRoy, that he is laboring mightily in the cause, in all sincerity and cheerful faith and the effect will not be lost. Such untiring yet unas-| sunning zeal will not be lost but will see fruition in their own good time. T* Tke Chizens of Fraaklin County •% Some months ago, you be stowed upon me the honor of County Jud^e of our great Coun ty and no.one can appreciate the honor teore>than I. When I en tflffd upoh the duties of my of fice, we JJttle though! that in this abort time we would he en gaged in ,war. But now the fjOatnU^of war is upon us and •very pefi^otic citizen should re igpad to the call of his country r+tdlH* of rank or position, i Tstbis call, I have answered, “HereaaU.” I have aeceived a permit to at tend the Officers Training School to be held at Fort Logan H. Jteela, for the period of three months at the end of which of ficers will be selected and com priesioned in the regular army. I«ehall enroll in this school, leav ~ ark. May 7th. 1917. But vho attend this school must without pay, and for that I shall not resign my of r flee until I receive a commission in the army, if I should be fortun ate enough to receive one, be cause my wife and children must have soon tangible form of sup port during my absehce. There ora. 1 have arranged my affairs ao that the needs of the county Will not be neglected during my stay at Fort Logan. 1 trust that my act will not be censured too .severely by the citizenship of county, for 1 sincerely be- j Have thgt this is a duty I owe mv.goverpment and by so pre paring myself for an officer in j tt)e army* 1 do not serve my| county less but my country D. L. Ford. kin Ti Gve Play ft i > Tie annuel play of the juniors ef the Qbark High School will be pretested on Thursday evening, K#y 10th. at the Opera house. Tie play is entitled “Cranberry Comers."—a comedy drama, re humor and pathos. Tie students presenting this play hqtyworked faithfully, and they QMfidently expect to be greeted he aaoverflowing house. Th* ahAri ving to surpass, if pm^tfe the high standard at hiiMCiy former juniors. Frajydi ko be expended for fefehooi equipment Yw Caa Serve Uncle Sam. » iy taking a buisness course or takgraphy in the Springfield (llo.) Buisness Collage, helping jnth buisness or transportation, if students are drafted or volun leer, tuition will be refunded except for time in school. School •It summer. ^ ChaHtanqn To Be HcUlaJue The big three days Chauta uqua which a bunch of our pro gressive citizens are backing, will be held here pn June 22. 23 and 25, which dates fall on Fri day. Saturday and Monday, So they will be with us four days in all. The patrons in the various towns in the state they have been in highly recommend them, and we believe the people of this county will be satisfied with their investment. The local promotors have not yet organized, but will in a short time, and we will be told more about what we are to expect. Pleasut Crete Wide Awike - - I know you have read or heard some one tell of a certain com munity over in another county or across in the next state which met ever so often to discuss local conditions and the social environ ment of the neighborhood. But how much proof would you ask before you believed that such an organization or social center really and truly existed in North Franklin, actively engaged in doing the very same thing you have read or heard about ? If, after reading this article, you remain a doubting Thomas, eall up Mrs. John Floyd, Stokes Mil ton. W. R. James, or any other resident of Pleasant Grove vicin ity and ask about it. Better still though for those who hail from Missouri to go over there some Saturday afternoon and get the facts first handed. Still if you are skeptical about the good that an organization like this might accomplish in your neighborhood and predict all manner of evil, such as if I am not elected presi dent, or you the secretary, I will have nothing to do with it. You had better stay away, for I tell you with all secrecy and confi dence that the spirit of commu nity cooperation permeates the very atmosphere and radiates from the people. So if you are not case hardened and fool-proof to community betterment, stay away. To give you an idea of what they do on those occasions I write the following: Saturday afternoon ever two ■ weeks, conditions permitting, they meet at the churfeh. not for an hour or so after working two two or three hours afternoon, but directly afternoon and spend the evening there plaving games, both young and old, after which a program is rendered and not one for big folks but for all and by all. Readings, declama i tions, recitations; eIBc i e n c y TELEGRAM Washington, D. C. May 3, 1917. People’s Bank, Ozark, Ark. Government will receive subscriptions until June fifteenth for two billion dollars three and one-half per cent Liberty Loan. You can render inval uable service to your country by receiving subscrip tions and cooperating with Federal Reserve Banks in your district. You will kindly do this and telegraph me at government expense as soon as practicable a rough estimate amount of bonds you think will be sub scribed by you and your customers. W. G. McADOO, Secretary Treasury. Help your country ! Be patriotic! We expect to buy some of these bonds and will be glad to take your appli cation, also. They will be issued in denominations to suit you. We will take your application and attend to all the details for you free of all charges. The Peopled Bank “ The Bank of Steady Service ” and inefficiency on the farm.; beautifying the home grounds, my duty to my neighborhood and many other topics of vital interest to a community are dis cussed. What are you doing dear reader toward helping your community to a higher plane of thinking and living toward opening up and pointing out to your boy9 and girls larger and greater fields of usefulness and the need of prep aration which the ever changing conditions of today demand ? Competition in all the walks of life is becoming more acute and and unless you. dear reader, in courage higher ideals and set higher standards lor the younger people to pattern after, 1 am wondering who is. There is no better place nor a better time tnan now. than at your church or school in just like such a meeting as the good people of Pleasant Grove have organized. As everyone knows, the Mexi can coat-of-arms represents an eagle sitting on a bunch of cactus with a serpent in its mouth. In view of the recent German in trigue in that country. 1 suggest that it be modified to suit the popu lar taste. It should be changed to a two-headed vulture sitting on a bologna sausage with a pretzel dangling from the two corners of one mouth, and a pair of military mustaches ascending from the corners of the other mouth. Nicholas Romanback. Also it is considerable of a task for this department to at tach the word ‘holy’ to anything done by Turkey. ‘Cranberry Corners’ COMEDY DRAMA SYNOPSIS Act 1. The yard at Ferndale farm, Cranlt>erry Corners, in July. The telegram. Act 11. Same as Act 1, a-week later. Act III. Residence of Mrs. Bannister, New York, three months* later. In the hands of fate. Act IV. Back at the farm, two weeks later. The sil ver lining. OPERA HOUSE Thursday May 10, 1917 Tom Dexter—one of Nature’s nohiemen—Greer Nichols Hezekiah Hopkings -fond of an argument-Waldo Frazier Anastasia Bannister—Carlotta’s stylish aunt from New - York—Ruth Adams Amelia Dexter sister of Andrew lima Butch Mrs. Muslin—somewhat of a talker; as you might say — Vivian Barnes Bella Ann help at the farm Esther McKinney Florine a maid Vera Thompson Carlotta Bannister a child of fate Ola Mae Pendergrass Sidney Everett-o-f the world worldly-Snowden Arrington Ben Latham a wanderer Albert Shulier Andrew Dexter Tom’s father Monte Tubbs Nathan Speck the hired man Bradley Shelby Lieutenant jeffers Back to Service Lieut. Solomon L. Jeffers re ceived ordet’9 from the war de partment to appear at the re cruiting office for examination as to his fitness to return to act ive duty. At the same time he was called as a witness in the Spaniel murder trial at Coleman, Texas. He strolled into the re cruiting office at Fort Worth whistling. “I hear you calling me.” Uncle Sam’s voice was the loudest. Lieutenant Jeffers was retired thirteen years ago. but the war department is “combing” the country for trained officers, and he has been called back for ac tive service at the prison at Fort Oglethorpe. Ga. The lieutenant is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Jeffers of this city, is a Franklin county boy, and a successful stockman of San Angelo, Texas. Commencement Sermon ; , - Elder B J. Ferguson of the First Baptist church of Fort Smith will preach the commence ment sermon at the High School auditorium Sunday morning at eleven o’clock. Notice There will be a graveyard working at the Dunkin grave yard, May 12. All who are interested are re quested to be present and assist in the work. J. W. Dunkin, W. E. Anderson, J. 1). McKinney, - Committee. •. —— —^ — - War Briefs. One million three hundred tnousand Germans have perished in the war according to a state ment made by Joseph Frederich Naunann, formerly a conserva tive member of the Reichstag. A compilation from British, French and German official com muniques shows that 717 air planes were shot down on the western front during April. The Germans lost 350, the French and Belgians 201 and the British 147. Six base hospital units recent ly organized by the lied Cross for army 'medical service have been ordered out for active duty, probably in France, and are ex pected to leave within three weeks, the Red Cross announced yesterday. Secretary Baker in dicated that other units will go forward rapidly. Each unit consists of 23 doc tors, two dentists, 65 nurses and 150 enlisted men of the medical department and is prepared to care for 500 wounded men. Elect Teacher At a meeting of the Board of Director last Saturday night the The following teachers were reelected for the ensuing year: W. L Agee principal Miss. Ethel Garrett W. W. Rambo Mrs. Frazier Miss. Lena Hooper Miss Elgin Milton Mrs. A. D. Reynolds • --— As next Sunday is Commence ment Sunday and there will be a sermon to the graduating claw at the public school building there will be no services, except the Sunday school, at the Pree byterian church.