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THE OZARK SPECTATOR
A SEMI-WEEKLY NEWSPAPER-PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY
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VOLUME 7. OZARK, FRANKLIN COUNTY, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 11, 1917. NUMBER 4
THE STONE AGE
OF YESTERDAY.
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Never in the past fitly years
has the world seen a time when
the num who has not seen the
day’s paper was more isolated
from the progress of the world
or more behind the world’s
progress. The war has settled
down to a long-drawn struggle,
perhaps to an endurance con
test, but in the world war the
great things have happened sud
denly. The war broke quickly.
The German check at the Marne
came quickly and comparatively
unexpectedly. We went into
the war suddenly when we fin
ally made up our minds, and
suddenly, as great events are
measured, we are throwing
ourselves into the war.
Today, the man who has not
seen this morning's or lust nights
paper is living in another age.
\ Whoever has not seen a paper
for a week is living in the stone
age of yesterday.
WHY IT TAKES WHEAT
TO WIN THE WAR
Many people wonder why the
government urges a larger pro
duction of wheat in preferene to
other foodstuffs, wheat is the
food staple of Europe. Europe
ans know nothing of corn.
They have no mills in which to
grind it. Cornmeal will not
keep long periods, and even if it
would, European soldiers would
have to learn to use corn pro
pucts.
A loaf of heavy, black wheat
bread is a days ration for a Serb
soldier. Given that, he will fight
No substitute will be accepted.
Neither chocolate or extract of
beer nor . dozen other things
the American Sammy eats in an
emergency can take the place of
wheat bread. The soldier must
have bread if he is to be kept in
the trenches. And wheat is al
most as vitally necessary to
the other soldiers of Europe.
That is the reason why Amer
ca is asked to raise more wheat
and eat less of it.
Special W. 0. W. Meeting
A special meeting of the Wood
men of the World will be held in
the Masonic Temple Monday
night, Aug. 13th. Important
business. Fifteen candidates to
be initiated. Refreshments will
be served.
Finis Stockton. C. C.
G C. Carter, Cik.
This Is a Section of Our
Splendidly
Equipped
Press Room
We print everything.
Before ordering year printing
eleewhere give no n ehenoo.
Big Crowd In Ozark.
The crowd attending the pic
nic yesterday was a record break
er, being estimated as high as
12.000. More than 1,000 crossed
the ferry. Mulberry, Dyer, Al
ma and Crawford county points
furnished large numbers, while
Spiro and other Oklahoma towns
furnished visitors. Johnson
county contributed many to the
crowd.
It was the most orderly crowd
ever assembled here. The old
time drunks were not present
and ladies could go about with
out hearing drunken quarrels
and indecent language. Not an
accident happened to mar the
day.
In the upper buriul ground of
Germantown, there is a tomb
stone which gives the age of him
who lies beneath it, one John
Adams, as 669 years, says the
Philadelphia Public Ledger. The
records, I believe, show that his
age was rightly 69, and the ex
planation given is that the stone
cutter cut his nine firs, uid
found that he had nf> room tor
the six. So he filled in the nine
with cement and cut behind his
first markings. Time, having
worn out the cement, reveals
the tomb of an ancient fit to be
classed with those mentioned in
Genesis.
HIS WINNING WAYS.
Wilson has won again in the
food bill. And it was right Uiat
lie should win, for he hud the
right of the contention. He
won in the fight for conscrip
tion and in the demand for a
declaration of war. He won in
the demand for a child labor
law, and for the Adamson 8
liour law, and he won in the
tariff commission bill, and the
trade commission bill, and a
score of other great revolution
ary measures which Congress
was loth to pass. It is curious
to note how uniformly he has
won. And there is another
parallel coincidence with his
winning. In the cases where he
has won. he was also right. If
he had been wrong, he would
have lost.
Think that over. It is not.
after all, his winning ways that
makes President Wilson a win
ner. It is his righteous judg
ment.
FEDERAL FARM LOAN
ASSOCIATION.
The prospects of a Federal
Farm Loan Association are
good.. At our first meeting last
Saturday there were enough
present to ask for $1-1,000 of the
$20,000 needed. More than the
required amount has been asked
for but the parties were not
present.
Another meeting is culled for
Saturduv, August 18th, at one
o’clock at the Court House.
Before a permanent organiza
tion can be perfected we must
arrange to borrow $20,000. And
at Ibis organization meeting of
ficers are elected and a board
of appraisers appointed, so you
readily see that this first meet
ing will possibly be the most im
portant one.
If you plan to get in this asso
ciation come next Saturday,
August 18, one o’lcock, at the
court house.
T. M. WILLIAMS.
' Mrs. Daniel Elam
Mrs. Daniel Elam died at her
home two miles east of town
Thursday night about midnight
and was buried at Nichols Chapel
Friday evening.
She was one of the pioneers
of this county, and leaves her
husband and a large family of
children and grandchildren.
Re-Union At Stone Hill.
TO BE HELD AUGUST 25. 1917
PROGRAMME
L. T. Morgan, Chairman.
Prayes by C. C. Denniston.
Weicame Address B. S. Williams.
Response H. A. Nickell.
History of Stone Hill Schools,
Mrs. Nora Parker.
Dinner Spread in Common.
Address, T. M. Williams.
Speech, J. G. Lieber.
I Recitation, Velda Moseley.
Speech, L. T. Mogan.
| Recitation, Connie Moore
Speech, W. R. James.
Recitation, Ethel Graves.
Speech, W. I. Agee.
Recitation, Johnnie Canady.
Speech, H. E. Armstrong.
Recitation, Bonnie Lee.
Every body invited to come
and enjoy meeting old friends
once more.
Committee.
GENESIS OF HARD TIMES.
Among the toilers of the earth,
no one is more directly de
pendent upon the providence of
God than the farmer. All his
plowing and planting, sowing
and tilling is lost labor if heaven
does not send him fruitful sea
sons. He must patiently wait
for the early rain and the latter
rain. God must temper the
wind lor Ins growing and ripen
ing crops, This is such a plain
fact that we imagine no hus
bandman could fail to recognize
| it. In rural districts, therefore,
piety should be the rule. Where
every task preaches trust in the
Lord, we imagine religion
should be in the most flourish
ing condition. But there is for
getfulness of God also among
country people. Sometimes a
farmer will think more readily
of enlarging his barns and build
ing a fine country home and ac
quiring the most modern imple
ments of agriculture than of re
paring the old, dilapidated
church in which he worships.
Then the Lord begins to teach
the forgetful farmer a lesson.
The lesson comes in the form
of a two-fold disappointment;
the crops do not turn out ac
cording to expectations. In
stead of 20 bushels the acre
yields but 10. Also in the preser
vation of his garnered crops the
farmer may experience diffi
culties. There is unlooked-for
waste, the grain does not keep,
the potatoes go to waste. Not
only the individual farmer,
however, whose heart has not
been right with God, but the en
tire nation, also the dwellers in
the cities, who are always de
pendent u|x>n the products ol
the field, should learn a lesson
here. When the kingdom of
God and his highteousness ceas
es to be a matter of serious con
cern to men God sends them
drouths and famines to rouse
them out of their worldlinena.
When men forget God and his
church they an* preparing for
hard times.—The Christian
Herald.
The Buffalo Times tells of a
farmer who pul a note in the
bottom of a hag of potatoes
which he sold for 95 cents a
bushel. The note asked the
final buyer to write him what
he paid for them. The farmer
soon received a card from the
ultimate consumer saying that
la* paid $3 per bushel. Both
tin* producer and consumer
wen* sad no doubt. But that
isn’t as sad as the ease of the
Kansas farmer who got $14.40
for a 160-pound bacon hog at
9 cents a pound, und then went
to town and bought 40 pounds
of bacon for $16.—Drovers
Telegram.
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j FROM OVER THE COUNTY {
| Fresh From Our Regular Correspondents. '
WATALULA.
Mr. Ralph Floyd and others
spent two days on Mulberry
creek, fishing.
Miss Madge McWhorter of
Blair, Okla., is visiting her aunt,
Mrs. John Floyd.
Mrs. Will Owens of Lovelin
will visit her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Reek this week.
Mrs. Yiser, of Honey Grove.
Texas, is visiting her sister, Mrs.
D. R. Cobb of Mountain Top.
Every one come to Sunday
School Sunday and let's have a
better one every Sunday.
The school is progressing
nicely with Mr. Claude Smith as
instructor.
Quite a number of people
spent the day at Watalula Sun
day and enjoyed the Revival
services.
Mrs. Vaught’s brother, Mr.
Homer, who has served in the
European war, is here visiting
them.
Its good-bye to the hoys in
khaki, but not farewell. We
hope to meet them again this
side of the Eternal Shore.
Mr. Lawrence Gray is ha\iiu,
a house remodeled on his farm,
which will he occupied by Mr.
and Mrs. Lenten Findley.
The protracted meeting of a
week has just closed, ll was
conducted by Revs. T. L. Dick
erson and M. L. Matthews ot
Idahel. Ok la. The meeting was
very successful and great good
was done. About thirteen con
versions in all.
TOPSY.
'
Altus-Denning Presbyterian
Church Service.
There will be preaching serv
ices at the Altus-Denning Pres
byterian Church Sunday. Aug
12th, at 11 a. m. and N p. m.
A special message will be given
to the community, which will
he of interest to all. You arc
cordially invited to attend tiles,
services.
\Y. R. HODGSON.
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What has become of the cloth
ing store clerk who drove away
business by saying to each cus
tomer, “That’s the most stylish
and popular thing we have, 1
wear one like it myself."
MAPLE GROVE.
There is no sickness that 1
know of, everybody well and
busy.
Most everyone around here is
done haying, except Walter
Reed, and he is haying this
week and Sherman England is
helping him.
We have hail an abundance ol
rain lately and all vegetation is
flourishing, and housewives are
busy, as usual, canning and dry
ing peaches.
Sorghum cane is line and
Alfred O’Neal and Ins brother,
Columbus, have bought a brand
new mill, so, w ith the old ones
we had last year, we will have
no trouble getting our cane
made up when it is read) to
make.
I ncle llenry O'Neal is doing
bis "bit", he and his wife raised
several hundred fine cabbage
heads, anil as soon as lie kraut
ed ail lie wanted, lie began gi\
mg to those less fortunate who
had no cabbage, and as soon as
bis peaches began to get ripe he
did the same with them.
Harmon O'Neal ol Suit Rosa
hauled bis crop (over two hun
dred bushels) of peaches to
liranch last week and sold them
lor one dollar per bushel, and
his two brothers, Hud and
Henry, went from here and
helped him haul. Hud brought
back five bushels and his wife
is drying them on the halves,
besides he brought a lot to can.
Sid White and family mo
tored from I'aris Saturday af
ternoon and visited Mr. and Mrs.
Douglass Council until Sunda\
evening, then Douglass accom
l pained them back to Paris and
took his two brothers. Mat and
John, to the training camp at
that place. I he boys wore their
"glad rags" but the first tiling
the Captain said was, "1 tried to
gel word to you boys to weal
sour working clothes, and come
prepared to go to work imme
diately." So there it is a'ready.
clearly demonstrating the fact
dial this war is just as much
the women's war as the men s,
for of course as soon as it was
known that duckins were want
ed they were cleaned up and
sent immediately. I lie people
are just beginning to realize
that we Iruvc a great war upon
us. Mai and John Council were
the first that went from this
ililimdiate neighborhood, there
is no one left at the old home
but their old mother, sixty one
years old. and she declares she
Discusses New Constitntm.
WATALULA, ARK.,
Aug. 4, 1917.
Editor Spectator:
The length of the terms of *
our officials, from Governor to
Constable is fixed by our con
slitution at two years; they are
usually elected to a second term.
1 have noticed that for some
years back the public sentiment
is in favor of four years for
slate officers, limiting to one
term. 1 think the public is
right, hut why limit it to the
slate, why not make the rule
applicable to the county officers
also? In a few instances a third
term lias been given to very
popular public servants, but as
.i rule the public sentimnet of
rotation in office seems to re
strict to the second term. If one
term of four years was adopted
it would he of benefit in several
ways: it is well known that most
men as soon us they are sworn
in. begin to lay their plans to
succeed themselves, which is
only natural. Now if they knew
that one term was the limit
they would he saved a good deal
of anxiety, save the expense of
another campaign, and the state
would save the expense of an
other election. If, as sometimes
objected, “that would keep an
unfit man in office too long,” I
reply that an unfit man should
not be elected even for two
years. Hut supposing that the
governor, or other officers,
should aspire to another office,
would that be considered as suc
ceeding themselves? I think
iiol. as the term is used gen
ially to mean to serve twice
in the same office, but I would
nave a clause inserted in the con
.itnation requiring them to re
ign twelve months before their
t. i in expired, so they could elec
iioneer at their own expense,
>nd not draw pay out of the
public treasury for services they
do not render.
Maybe a married woman flat- ——
ters herself when she honestly
believes that her husband still
thinks her the most beautiful
woman in the world; but then, a
married woman has to flatter
herself. Nobody else will.
Here’s a chewing thought! A
nian growls at giving to gay for
Ills dog license, cheerfully hands
over the money for his automo
bile license, and actually grins
and thanks the clerk for permit
ting him to pay for his marriage
license.
is in the war to win, and is iust
ns capable of taking care of her
self as General Pershing.
FORT SMITH WAGON DISTRIBUTORS
We feel fortunate in being able to announce to our Customers and Friends that
we have secured the agency for the FORT SMITH WAGON. We are glad to
know that this make of wagons needs no introduction from us. Everyone in this *
section knows the wagon. When you are in line for a wagon you will save
money by getting our prices before buying.
OZARK VARIETY COMPANY
W. L. HASKEW, Manager

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