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The Alva Record
VOLUME 20; NUMBER 51
ALVA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1921
OFFICIAL CITY PAPER
f RANCHISE ELECTION IS
CARRIED BY GOOD MARGIN
Cylinder Head for Engine No. 2 Arrived Last Saturday—Light
Plant Running Full Force Since 5 O’clock
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The election, held Tuesday to
grant the Southwestern Utilities
Company a twenty-five year fran-
chise in return for a new plant here,
carried by a large majority. Out of
a total of 376 votes oast, 264 were
for the franchise, against 112.
FULL SERVICE AGAIN
Alva’s light plant has been going
full force, independent of the Mill,
since 6 o’clock last Saturday even-
ing. The cylinder head, which was
the only part lacking last week, ar-
rived Saturday neon, waa immedi-
ately placed, and the old engine
started grinding again at 5 o’clock.
With the present plant repaired
and a new unit assured within 11
months, by the carrying of the
franchise, it would seem that Alva
haa wonderful prospects for real light
and power service in the future.
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One of the biggest social events of
the year occurred at the country
home of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Brick-
man, 6 miles southwest of Alva, at
4 o’clock Sunday afternoon, when
their daughter, Miss Lillian, because
the bride of Mr. Samuel B. Scaggs,
of Morehead, Kentucky.
The house was elaborately deco-
rated in white with cut flowers
adorning the rwiadovm. A beautiful
archway wail Wilt thru which the
bridal party entered.
To the strains of Mendelssohn’s fa-
mous march, played by Mrs. Ray-
mond Sears; the bridal party enter-
ed, led by two lovely little flower
girls, Misses Alice Brickman, sister
of the bride, Edith Jakel, niece of the
bride, followed by the bride, dressed
in a handsome gown of white satin,
and the groom in conventional blue
serge. The attending bridesmaid
and best man, were Miss Alice
Wright of Alva, and Mr. William
Mr. Raymond Sears sang ”1 Love
You Truly,” preceding the impres-
sive ceremony of the Advent ' Evan-
gelical Church, performed by Rever-
end George Eichmsn.
After receiving congratulations of
about seventy-five guests, the entire
party was invited to sit down to a
sumptuous wedding feast.
The bride is one of Woods'county’s
well known, and popular young la-
dies. The groom is an example of
Kentucky’s justly famous gentlemen.
He attended Berea College, Berea,
Kentucky, and spent fourteen months
in the Air Service during the war,
taking his ground work at Illinois,
U., and later training at Kelly Field,
Texas. He has spent three sum.
mers in Woods county during which
time he became acquainted with his
bride and has made many Mends
hers. He is to be congratulated upon
the'winning of each a'young lady aa
Mu bride and tke best wishes of their
■nag Mends will’ accompany thorn
' on their journey thru Hfe. After
October 20th, they will be at home
on the Hapkee Farm, one mile and
u half south of this city.
Among the guests present at the
Mr. end Mrs. S. B. Share, Mr. and
Mrs. Olaf Viken, and son, Mr. and
' Mrs. Raymond Sean and family and
mother, Mrs. Judge Lawhon, Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Bagenstos and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Orval Shirley and family,
Mr. and Mra. John Darby, Mr. and
Mrs. Phillip Fehrer and family, Mr.
and Mrs. Jake Golbek and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shimp and fam-
ily, Mr. and Mn. Herman and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stoner and fam-
ily, Mr. and Mn. Stoner, Sr., Mr.
Isaac Jakel and family, Mr. and
Mn. Fred Eichman and aoa, Mr. and
Mrs. Ben Brickman, Mn. Pflugrad
and Mrs. Martin, Misses Myrtle Mar-
tin, end Mollie Eggleston, Means
John LaCost and Dick Cots and Ralph
The wedding of two of Alva’s well
known young people took place at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. John W.
Keller, 809 Noble Street, last Satur-
day evening, when their daughter,
Mias Dot Mateel, became the bride
of Mr. MaxweU Frank Roby.
The bride has made her home in
Alva for several years and haa many
friends here. The gifcom is a native
son of Alva and is well known ell
over Woods county. He will contin-
ue his position with the Jett Mercan-
The young couple will continue to
n\ake their home in Alva and have
the beat wishes of their many
ALVA COMMERCIAL CLUB
ENDORSES U. S G. G., INC.
At the meeting of the Atva Commercial Club Tuesday evening. C.H. Hyde.
Oklahoma director of the United Slates Grain Growers. Inc., appeared before
them and explained in detail the organisation's aim*, purposes and future hopes
of the organisation, especially In relation to benefitting the farmers of Woods
After listening to hla talk, the Commercial Club unumiously approved the
WHEREAS, the Alva Commercial Club has had brought to
their attention the motives, purposes and plans of the U. S.
Grain Growers Association of Afherica by their duly authorized
agent, the Hon. A. H. Hyde, and
WHEREAS, the members of the Commercial Club recog-
nize the efficiency and soundness of the plans adopted by the
U. S. Grain Growers, and believing that, if said plans are made
effective, a great saving will be made to the farmers, and be-
lieving in the honesty and integrity and ability of the men handl-
ing this organization,
THEREFORE, we do hereby endorse said organization and
commend it to the earnest consideration of the grain growers
of Oklahoma. AMON DAVIS,
President Commercial Club.
Judge Wilson performed u mar-
riage ceremony Saturday afternoon
uniting in marriage Mn. Emma King
of Bhattuck and Floyd McMillen of
BIG DOCKET FOR THIS TERM
WHICH WILL LAST ABOUT
STILL NUMBER 24 ADDED TO
AT THE COURT
- Sheriff Hodgaon, Chief of Police
Brad Fafris, Deputies Bill Deaton
and Hugh Martin, the "still” gath-
ering quartette, made another raid'
ifat Tuesday afternoon and added
materially t# tha exhibit of alleged
bootleggers’ paraphernalia at the
Woods county court house.
The raid waa made on the Gregory
farm, southeast of Alva, and netted
a small stove, a copper boiler and
two barrels of mash. Some of tho
mash was brought in as evidence.
No arrests have been and* at the
time of gofngto press
BILL FOWITZ ACCEPTS POSI-
TION AS ASSISTANT SECRE.
TARY DURING MOORE’S
ALVA HERO’S BODY BEING
RETURNED FOR BURIAL
Arthur G. Meyer, one for whom local Legion Post waa
lost hia life in the Meuae-Argonne—Body is now on
tho way from Hobolcon—Expected any day.
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GIANTS 1; YANKS 0
Giants Win the Series
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MOVING TO ALVA
Frank A. Gilmore, formerly of
Wichita, son of /County Surveyor J.
H. Gilmore, has moved to Alva where
he will.make his home. They are
tcmpsesrily located in hia father’s
home, 714 5th Street. Mr. Gilmore
will be connected with the Munson
A McNeeley Garage.
VISITING IN MISSOURI
Mrs. R. F. Blakey and little daugh-
ter, Rebecca Sue, left Friday for a
visit with 'her parents near West
WARD HAINES RECOVERING
NICELY FROM INJURIES
The October term of District
Court opened in Alva Monday with
Judge Sutton presiding. Monday was
given over to the hearing of motions
and the arraigning of defendants.
fifty men were called on the jury
venire, five of whom were fined |10
each for being late at the first roll
call. The list of jurymen is as fbl-
iows: E. C. Dickey, Alva; J. W.
Monfort, Alva; Henry Neukirch,
Lookout; R. J. Bost, Edith; Fred Mer-
rihew, Aetna, Kansas; J. G. Chew,
Capron; A. A. Walcott, Waynoka; W.
C. Cornish, Fairvalley; R. C. Pim-
lott, Freedom; Wm. Pfleider, Edith;
C. C.' Knox, Fairvalley; Chas. Reiker,
Capron; Milton Strawn, Alva; J. B.
Kepner, Waynoka; S. P. Fulton, Alva;
C. T. Johnson, Alva; Theo. Wagner,
Alva; John Eggstein, Capron; Arthur
Lane, Alva; J. F. Doctor, Freedom;
J. S. Sooter, Kiowa, Kansas; H. F.
Ketcham, Alva; C .W. Thomas, Free-
dom; C. L. Downs, Fairvalley; C. J.
Wilmore, Alva; J. E. Walters, Ga-
lena; J. H. Butler, Alva; S. C. Perci-
val, Tegarden; Thad Deal, Alva; J.
B. Graves, Waynoka; Fred J. Fash,
Alva; Elmer Hanan, Waynoka; A.
Jesperson^Farry; W. C. Adams, Way-
noka; George Hill, Kiowa, Kansas;
Walter Katsman, Capron; J. C.
Tibbs, Tegarden; Fred Olaun, Coy; L.
Romig, Freedom; J. E. Sprague.
Alva; J. L. Clark, Ahra; Floyd Bfx-
ler, Alva;*Fred Wagner, Lookout;
Frank Scripsick, Capron; George Tie-
sue, Waynoka; J. F. Melkus, Farry;
L. R. Hughey, Alva; John Hawk,
Edith; B. O. Chick, Alva.
The first criminal case was called
Wednesday—State of Oklahoma vs.
W. S. Curtis, charged with giving a
bogus check. He was acquitted.
The second case was the State of
Oklahoma vs. Kenneth Dennison,
which was still on trial at the time
of going to press.
, The docket for this term is very
large and is expected to last about
Ward Haines, who suffered a frac-
tured skull last week when thrown
from a horse, Is reported to be re-
covering nicely and is expected to be
out again in a few days. His sister,
Dorothy, was also slightly bruised
and cut but not seriously injured.
They were riding a horse near the
East Side School; when it became
frightened and threw both of them.
, At the meeting of the Commercial
Iplub, Tuesday, L. W. Moore, who
haa been the Club Secretary, tender-
ed his resignation, effective Novem-
ber 1st, in order to take a much
- The Board of Directors refused to
accept Mr. Moore’s resignation and
/panted him a leave of absence until
such time ss he may return and re-)
spine his duties.
Bill Fowits, a well known Alva
.Business man, has been secured as
hAssistant Secretary and will carry on
Yhe Work of the CoffliHettltf Club as
usual during Mr. Moore’s absence.
Mr. Moore statea that the strain of
the work during the harvest season
and tourist season has made it neces-
sary that he. take a rest. He intends
to take a trip to visit his son in New
Mexico and various other points, be-
ing gone until January or February.
GROCERY CHANGES HANDS
Frank Davis has sold his grocery
store on West Barnes to Charles
Mount, who will continue the busi-
ness at the same location. Mr. Davis
has not announced his plans for the
20TH CENTURY CLUB
TO GIVE ART SHOW
The Twentieth Century Club of
Ahra, is planning toehold an Art Ex-
hibit in Alva some time next month
under the direction of Dr. Smalley of
Kansas City. The work of several
noted western artists will be fea-
tured. All lovers of art will appre-
ciate this exhibit very much.
•'Whereas, the body of Arthur
O. Meyer, whose life was lost in
the recent World War, has been
returned from France for Inter-
ment In Woods county, and
Whereas, the Commercial
Club of Alva, desiring to show
proper respect for the heroism
displayed and sacrlflce made by
the deceased In his country's be-
Further, believing that a prop-
er spirit of patriotism upon the
part of those who are now living
under the folds of the flag he
died for, demands attendance
upon the funeral ceremoniea held
ns a last tribute to the memory
of a departed hero.
Thefofore, the Commercial
Club salts and urges that every
business house In Alva close ita
doors between the hours of i:lt
and 2:10 p. m. on the day of the
.Three years ago the display of aa
American Flag or tho appoarap$e of
a man in uniform was sufficient to
call forth ondloaa patriotism and a**-
riflee. Today, the war ia ovar,«mr
shores art no longer threatojiff Jut a
foreign foe, but Alva and Womb
county la to bo given an opportuaRy
to show whether or not that **vfrr
time” onthuaiaam was genuine ' f»>
triotiam or temporary excitement
The body of Arthur G. Moyer, owe
of Alva’a boron who Mid* tho flt-
county for bariol end
asked to pause one brief moment of
the daily routine to pay ' dBr : xml1.'
homage to this fallen defenDM, *v .
LARGE GATHERING EXPECTED
AND GOOD PROGRAM AS-
SURED. ALL TEACHERS
URGED TO BE HERE
AMON McKEEVER BETTER
Amon McKeever, who is in the
Cherokee Hospital suffering with ap-
pendicitis is reported to be slightly
Mrs. Darwin, who has been a pa-
tient in the Alva Hospital, has im-
proved sufficiently to be removed to
the home of her sister, Mrs. W. B.
Skeen, 808 Santa Fe Street.
National Mail Receptacle and House
Number Census Day On October 19
A BABY BOY
Delighted the home of Mr. sod
Mra. Raymond *W. Tegarden, 1210
Santa Fe street, last Friday. He is
a thriving, nine pound youngster and
both he and his mother are reported
as doing nicely.
If expeditious and efficient city
delivery service is to be accorded it
ie essential that all buildings to
which mail is delivered be properly
numbered and equipped with private
m»tt receptacles. Without house
numbers carriers are delayed In serv-
ing the routes and man fas delivery
unavoidably occur, especially when
Substitutes are on duty. This condi-
tion, coupled with the lack of mail
receptacles, inevitably impairs ef-
a more efficient and economical mail
service. No particular style or type
of receptacle is required by the de-
partment. It may consist of either a
slot in the door, or a conveniently
located box of any suitable material.
Hoaae numbers should of course eon.
form to the system and style adopted
by the loeal municipal authorities.
House numbers enable carriers tc
locate promptly buildings to which
mail is iddressed. and avoid erro
fiefency and delays delivery, with a!nn<J delays in delivery. Mail recep-
resultant public inconvenience and
To correct this evil it has been de-
cided to conduct a nation-wide cam-
paign with a view to having every
building properly numbered and
equipped with a suitable receptacle
or opening in the door.
As s preliminary step, on October
19, 1921, the local postmaster will
require his carriers to report the ad-
dress of every dwelling and place of
business on their routes not so num-
bered and equipped.
The postmaster respectfully urges
the owners end occupants to provide
proper numbers or receptacles, or
both, aa the case may ba, if they de-
sire the prompt and safe delivery of
their mill and wish to co-operate
with thtir government in providing
tacles insure the prompt and safe de-
livery of mail in the absence of oc-
cupants. Avoid delay of mail thru
return to office because of absence
of occupants or delay in answering
carrier’s ring. Obviate the necessity
of patrons responding to the bell at
inconvenient moments. Expedite
the service generally, and permit
more prompt.deliveries, especially to
patrons residing near the end of the
route. The practice of placing mail
in vestibules, under doors, on win-
dow sills, etc., where it is exposed to
theft and the elements, is hazardous
and frequently results in the loss of
highly valuable or important mail.
All residents and business organi-
sations are urged to extend their
hearty co-operat’on in this matter.
J. P. Renfrew, Postmaster.
One of the best meetings in the
history of Northwestern Teachers'
Association is expected when the
teachers gather at Alva, October 20,
21, 22. Practically every town sup-
erintendent in Alfalfa county has
expressed his intention to require
every teacher to attend.
It has been customary heretofore
to meet during the Thanksgiving per-
iod, but two years ago the Associa-
tion voted to change the date by
reason of the fact that many teach-
en desire to spend the holidays at
home. Besides this, October is con.
sidered to be an ideal month be-
cause of the usual good weather con-
ditions which are afforded in the
County Superintendent Chas.
Wolfe, who is president of the or-
ganization is doing all that is possi-
ble to secure the best obtainable tal-
ent for the occasion. Such men as
Dr. Kemer of the Univenity of Mis-
souri and Dr. Kent of the Univenity
of Kansas, and Dr. Lane of Phillips
University have already been secured.
A good speaker from O. U. will also
be had. The departmental section
will be strengthened this year.
This meeting affprds a home-com-
ing to the teechen of Northwestern
Oklahoma, for the largest per cent of
our teachen come from Alva Col-
lege. President Battenberg'and the
faculty of the school are co-operat-
ing in every possible way to help
make the meeting a success. Pro-
grams will be mailed won.
te il will arrive.
AN* the My wB
•untry home of Ua
Fred Meyer, mile and a
of Alva, waa notified laat weak that
hja awt’a bo4y had arrived* he 4 Hn-
hakaq, awaiting farther instructions.
Ha immadlataly wind to aaad tha
body at once and it is expected any
day, sltho no word has been received
as to the exact time ;
Upon atrival in.
be taken, to the couqi _
parents, whan it wiR lie, under asiB-
tary guard furnished by the Meyer-
Shiel Poet, for one day. 'The funeral
will be held the aecend day.
The Meyer-Shiel Poet asks all ex-
service men to join in the funeral ‘
parade the next-in uniform if poof
ble. The body of ex-service bmb
will meet the funeral party at tha
east end of Barnes Avenue. A mili-
tary funeral parade will be formed
and march in on Barbas and arattd
the squan before going to the I/A-
eran Church, where the funeral sarv*
ices will be held. After the funeral,
the procession will go to the Luther-
an cemetery, four miles south of tho
The funeral services will be under
the auspices of the Meyer Shiel M
and all the rites of a military funer-
al will be carried out to the doripg
of the grave with a final saluate from
the firing squad and tape.
Meyer was a member of Company
F, 356th Infantry, and waa killed ia
action in the Argoyne. He was one
of the two Alva heroes whose names
will be ever remembered from the
local Legion Post which bears hia
name. Shiel, the other hero for
whom the local post was named, waa
recently buried at his old home ia
The Commercial Club at their last
meeting passed a resolution aa print-
ed at the head of this article, askfig
all business houses to close during
the funeral—1 :S0 to 340 on the day
to be announced.
The Commercial Club also par-
chased a handsome floral wreath for
It is hoped that all citisens of Ahra
and Woods county will observe this
request to assist in doing last honors
to a fallen comrade.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Shea are re-
joicing over the arrival of a baby
girl at their home, 13th and Locust,
last Monday. Mother and daughter
are reported to be doing nicely, also
A BABY GIRL
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Weir, 5 miles
southeast of Alva, are re joking, over
the arrival of a daughter last Mon-
LEGION POST WILL OB-
SERVE ARMISTICE DAY
At the meeting of the Meyer-Shiel
Port Tuesday evening, it was decided
that Armistice Day would be su'tably | and perfected their troop organism
BAPTIST CHURCH FORMS
BOY SCOUT TROOP
The Boy Scout enthusiasts of the
Baptist Church met last Thursday
chserved here this year. Definite
nlnns will be annosmoed in the near
Two patrols of eight members
||. WM XtoM
was chosen as Scout Maatttf.
each were formed. Ed Yap Ajityrtrp
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