The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 28, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 31, 1917 Page: 1 of 10
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PUT OUT YOUR FLAG
TUESDAY, JUNE 5TH
In honor to those who
will enroll 011 that date
under selective draft
law All honor to them'
The Hennessey Clipper.
PUT OUT YOUP.
In honor to those
will enroll on thai
under selective di*.
law. All honor to them!
> Entered at the Post office at Hennessey 1
• Oklahoma, as Second Class MallMatter
The Hennessey Press-Democrat Consolidated with The Hennessey Clipper January 15, 1914
HENNESSEY, KINGFISHER COUNTY. OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY M. 1917
• Subscription Price $1.00 a Year in Ad-
vance: ♦> Months. 50c; 3 Months 25c
SPECIAL MEETING OF
At Court Room in City Hall Next
Tuesday Night, June 5—Impor-
tant Business Up
A called meeting of the Hennessey
Commcricinl Club will be held at the
court room at the City opera house
Tuesday evening, June 5. Business ol
importance will be brought up and
all members an* urged to be present.
A patriotic demonstration ol' the cit-
izens will also be held in support of
tlm boys who will register under the
selective draft law on that day.
Hliort addresses by good speakers,
will be arranged for.
A state of war has been forced up-
on us—a prosperous nation. From
peaceful pursuits we are now urged
by patriotic impulses and unselfish
motives, to uphold our nation in the
time of stress and to champion the
rause of democracy—the basic princi-
ple. upon which this government was
founded and is perpetuated.
Whereas, our President, Woodrow
Wilson, has seen lit to set aside June
.">, as a day for the registering of all
made citizens between the ages of 21
and 30 years, who are subject to the
selective draft inaccordance with an
Act of Congress,
Therefore, as mayor of the Town of
Hennessey, I do hereby urge that all
citizens of this locality shall so eon
duct their affairs on that day as will
best serve the intent of the Presi-
A. C. BLACK, Mayor.
C. A. NOTHSTKIN, Town Clerk.
Line to Be Finished in Thirty Days
According to present plans, the
electric transmission line between
1*4nid and Hennessey, will be up and
wires strung within thirty days. A
gang of workmen will start work plac-
ing the big poles between Hennessey
and Bison tomorrow. Another crew
is working out of Bison and the line
should be ready for the wire within
Inability to secure transformers for
use on the line may possibly delay
matters, but the company officials
hope to turn on the current soon af
ter the completion of the line.
G. A. R.. and W R. C. Attend in Body
—Opera House Crowded
Perhaps the largest crowd that has
I attended Decoration Day services in
| the town's history, packed the City
1 (tyera House Wednesday afternoon,
and remained until the conclusion ot
the exercises. Members ol the C. A.
K. and W. It. C. and the Boy Scout-*
.occupied the front seats, which had
1 been reserved for them and the audi-
torium was packed to the doors
i when the exercises were formally
, opened by an impressive prayer by
ltev. T. IV llaskins following the
! singing of "America,' bv the audi-
ence. Instrumental numbers by the
j Christian church orchestra, the Bealls
and songs by the children followed.
The drill by the Boy Scouts, under the
.direction ot' Clint ( il* ert, and the
song. "If You Don't Like Your I n
de Sammy," rendered by seven girls,
draped in American flags, were cs
Specially good. Lincoln's address at
Gettysburg, was read in a clear and .
impressive voice l y Mrs. .fohn Dut
, fy and stirred the audience deeply. The
'address bv Kev. George Rossman fol-
lowed. He paid a glowing tribute to
the veterans of the war of '01 and
referred to their thinning ranks, and
urged loyalty to the flag for which
they had so loyally fought in the
earlier years of the Republic. His
talk was ' r:ci\ 1 nt elo ;an 1 ! i-
appeal to the patriotism of the audi
lence struck an answering tchord in
the breasts of his auditors. The oxer
cises closed after a song to the flat!
land tin' benediction by Rtev. .1. B.
j Members of the (!. A. K., . R.
and Boy Scouts and many citi/^ns
j journeyed to the cemetery, where the
• graves of comrades of *01 were dec-
orated with flowers and services held
in honor of the unknown dead. Rev.
Stocking giving a brief address. The
drill by the Boy Scouts, under the di-
rection of Clint. Gilbert, was a fea-
ture of these services.
I By special arrangement members of
,the <i. A. R.. W. R C. and many of
the more elderly people were convey-
ed to the cemetery by auto. Much
credit is due those in charge of tin'
arrangements for the success with
which it \(ns carried out.
Threatening weather prevented a
large attendance at the memorial ser-
vices held Sunday morning at the
Citv Opera House, the services, how
ever, were .none the less impressive.
The memorial sermon was delivered
by Rev. S. HamricK, pastor ot the
M . K. church, special music being
furnished by a choir.
NOTICE TO PUBLIC
For the benefit of our customers,
during the hot weather, beginning on
next Sundav, June 3, we will keep
open Sundav mornings until !' a. m.
CITY M HAT MARKET
Hennessey 5 Years Ago
Five years ago Enid was paying 3cts
more per pound tor chickens than
Hennessey. One week ago Hennessey
was paying 1 c more than Enid. Why?
Myers Produce Co.
We Have Bought Our Bonds!
Have You Bought Yours?
United States Liberty Loan Bonds
Backed by All of the Resources of the Richest
Nation in the World
The Liberty Bonds bear interest at the rate of 3X per rent, pay t
able in gold, and run for thirty years -the government may re- j
deem them in 15 years at its option. If any bonds issued during
the war shall bear a higher rate, these shall be convertible into I
same at par.
These Bonds May Be Purchased on the
Pavable—2 per cent with the application
18 per cent June 28 20 per cent June 20
30 per cent August 15 :?0 per cent August 30
We have the blank applications and will take your subscriptions j
for you in denominations of $50.00—$100.00 and up. No charge
will be made by us for any service rendered in the purchase or
sale of these bonds.
Farmers & Merchants
TWO STORES BURGLARIZED
Saturday Night Under Cover of the
Storm Loot Small
Balkenbus* h Bros., general store
and the Slevin gro-eiv were burglut
i'ed Saturday undei cover of the ap
|>roaching storm The loot included
two pair of trousers from the Balkeu
bunch stock and a small amount of
. ivli left in the rush register at the
w i ndow
177/ My Flag 1917
SOMETHING is happening to our Hag in these days-something good
It is making new friends and making over old ones; it is being taken
out of histories; it is being untacked from decorations; it is being remov-
ed from advertising; it is getting nearer its rightful home the hearts of
the people—for a Hag in the heart is worth two on a pole.
We have in our minds followed the flag given by Betsy Ross to
George Washington to lead and cheer the men of '7(5, as they blazed the
trail of human liberty: we have seen the flag carried by those quiet men
who long ago risked all in order that it might wave over an unbroken
union; and as they pass by we have heard the voice of Lincoln calling
upon us to see that government of the people, by the people and for the
people shall not perish from the earth, and this, perchance, has raised
the personal question in each mind, "Is there anything I should do"'"
We have also seen the Hag surrounded by the boys yf today who
have sworn to defend it and who have left their regular pursuits in order
to do so; and we have seen their bnve home folks on whose faces v\as
written the fact that the price of patriotism is not paid by one alone, and
again has arisen the personal question "Is there anything that I should
We have seen all this: we know that the flag is the sign of the best
government that time has produced, the sum of all the victor.es that
liberty has won, the hope of the whole race on its march to better things;
but what does it mean to me—personally to me?
You are all alone now—not in mass meeting assembled. Forget
everyone else, and for.'et what you think someone else ought to do.
Consider < nly the question. "What Should 1 do?" Speak aloud the words
Our Flag" and "My Flag" and notice the difference. Do you really love
the flag? Will you call it "My Flag?" Will you adopt it? Will you give
it more thought, more honor, more devotion? Pledge yourself to do
these things, for a flag in the heart i • worth two on a pole —Selected
GAS AND OIL SHOWING tS strui-Uuv limn tlic iiiiiin llo.v pool, I
REPORTED IN DUFFY WELL together with it.- |>roximU)
to large producing wells, renders it an
extremely valuable acreage, aeeonliug
Test is Now Shut Down Waiting for •" the dope
10-inch Casing After Striking -(clipper)
Salt Water Sunday THIRTEEN GRADUATES
A showing of jjas ami oil is re
ported in the Duffv test six miles
west of Hennessey (1:'- 19-S) at .-lose
to H00 feet. Drilling operations at
this test were discontinued Sunday.
after encountering salt water and the
hole is reported caving somewhat
Thev are now waiting on ten-inch
casing to shut out the salt water
The general outlook at this test is
reported very encouraging and opera
tions will be watched with interest
after casing is set and work resum
grocery store th
on the north si.|< of the building. At
Balkenbusch Bros.. they entered
through the transition above the front
door, prying off a board that had j
been nailed in place nfter a similar
visit n few weeks since A pair of
worted trousers taken from the
clothing department, was apparently
ill that was taken at this place, as
far as could be a>i ertaincd by a has
fy inventory \o clue was left that
would indicate whether it was the
work of home or outside talent.
Chairmen of Committee in Charge of
Fine Stock Show and Sale
The following i* .1 list of committee
men in charge of the various depart
nicut* for the Hennessey Fiue Stock
Show and Sale, which will be held
early in November. A premium list
is in course of preparation and this
exhibition will be worth while. This
county lias much tine stock and it will
be a real show, \ iewed from anv an
SHORT 110 IfNS K. H. (J rimes
and Rob lledgecock.
l'OLAM) <111 \ A 11 ()(J S K.
HOLSTKINS Kd. ('ash.
S11 KKI' Jov frank
.1KKSKY < 'ATTLI*] l'rcs. Love, of
I'KKCII KKONS John Moon. of
IIAb'NKSS ll()|\SI!S t'liff Hutton.
AtiRlcVl/rrifAL DIVISION \V.
Ml SIC \wlllitee Jones.
('ol. .1. I,. Murphy antl Col. O. F. Hurt
are members of the booster commit
tee and will assist iu listing exhibits.
New committees will be added to
take charge of other divisions as the
need max appear. If you are planning
to make an exhibit in auy depart
mont, make it known to the chair
! man of the department.
If you have any tine stock, poultry,
grain or produce, von should prepare
to make an exhibit, and start your
preparations early . Have it in condi-
tion a.nd ready in time for the open-
ing of the big show and sale earlv in
NOTICE TO PARENTS
Beginning Monday, June I, I will
teach Kindergarten and First (Srade
at school house. See me for terms.
M \Rt;ri:RiTi: BU VIN.
Game called at :l:0U o'clock
NEW BKICK GARAGE TO GO UP
Ou Munch Lots on Main and Oklahoma
Avenue Work to Start
Mali-rial fin n lirirk t-'tirajje
i heiiiff hail led to the Munch proper-
is at the intersection of Main street
and Oklahoma avenue. The work of
construction will be started as soon
as possible and pushed to tiual com-
pletion at earliest moment.
The building will have a 50-foot
front and a depth of I 10. Except for
the two large doors, the front will
be lighted with large plate windows.
jTwo large doors will give ingress or
egress from the south side for sales
j room and repair department. The
I roof will be trussed to obviate the
' necessity for supporting columns and
1 he floor of concrete and
I to present plans, it w ill bt*-^^ffltfel
and fully equipped garage in every
respect. The plan of construction ami
; interior arrangements were decided
aipon by P. P. and Vera Munch
after visiting a number of the model
(garages in this section.
j When completed, the building will
; lie occupied by John A. Hatliff, of
Hennessey Ford Co., who will take it
on a long-term lease. Mr. Ratliff
j plans to make it a model Ford garage
in every respect.
— -(Clipper) -
At City Opera House Friday Night
An Excellent Program
The test by the Plover Drilling Co..
on the Chalker farm (7 17 -s> is im-
ported down 2,150 feet. The second
test by the same company in -IM7 S
17 of the Hennessey
eivetf their diplomas
xercises held at
House Friday night,
enjoyed the evenings
was opened with a
by the High School
address of welcome,
Rowland, followed an im-
pressive invocation by Rev. .). B.
Stocking, and showed to advantage
her unquestioned talent, and closed
with an eloquent tribute to parents,
High School, rece
at the graduation
the City Opera
A large audienc
bv Kami it-
A Saturday Special
20 pieces, all larger than a
dollar, all good to eat, for a
<; W Young arrived in Hennessey
Wednesday on his way to Oklahoma
City over Young's Auto Trail. Mr.
Young is a real road enthusiast of
the blown in the bottle variety. His
trip this time was for the purpose of
'painting the telephone poles enroute
i to mark the trail from Alva to Okla-
homa City . Mr. Young has been over
the trail many times within the past
few years and has /many friends
along the wav.
is reported drilling
Deeper Drilling Likely
The pos^imlities of deeper I • i i11 • g
in the H>. a? i < arbcr oil fields ai"
shown bv 'lutcinents of w*li Known'
geologists, who estimate that the
Bartlesville sand may be reached in
that section at from 1,000 to 4,400
feet. That makes it 1,000 tn 2,000
feet, deeper than the Cleveland field, j
to the east fifty miles. The first pro
ductive sand found at Cleveland, is!
500 feet down. 1*. S. Geological bul
letiri 53 1 says: "Perhaps the Ponca
oil sand which is enVountered at about
1500 feet is the equivalent of the j
500-foot or tirst producing sand at
Cleveland." Following this sand on
west it is likely the pay sand at !
around 2130 feet in the famous Mid- j
Co. Petroleum well on the Hoover
farm (22-23-2w) ami productive a
little deeper in the Garber Oil Co.
well on the Stine farm (12-22 4w).
Calculating the same fall on other
sands encountered in I he Cleveland
field, the Layton should be found at
2,900 feet iu the Garber or Iloy field,
the next producer at 3,000 to 3,100;
the Cleveland at flifni 3,170 to •' ,
300; SkitTner at :'>,si)0; Bartlesville,
4,000 and Tucker or Meadows sand,
4,400 feet deep. A try for the Bar
tlesville or Tucker in either the Hov
or Garber field would be watched
with interest by the oil fraternity.
The Buffalo Oil & Gas Co.' closed a
deal last week for the purchase of
the entire holdings of Win. K. Willis,
in Garfield county. The deal includes
over 40 acres in 22-5 together with
the Xeihus deep test well 011 the
southwest quarter of the southeast
(platter of section 13, township 22,
range 5 west.
This well is now <100 feet deep and
the new owners will carry it. it is
said, to 3,500 feet. The Willis block
covers what is considered a sub-
mbers of the school board
faculty. Chancellor Hyslop delivered!
the commencement address, following
his introduction by Superintendent I
K. A. Irvine.. Selecting; "Culture,"
as his subject, he discussed it with
an understanding that indicated the
thorough scholar. There were no dull
spots or uncertainties iu his discourse,
which was learned and interesting.
His humor was delightful and his
eloquence was thrilling in his earnest-
ness. He closed his address with a
few words of encouragement address
ed personally to the class members.
A delightful number by the lli^ii |
School Chorus followed the address.
Superintendent Irvine discussed the
year's progress, reviewing the ac-
complishments of the year just passed
and needs for the futilte He express-
ed his appreciation of the cooperation
of the members of the school board,
and paid a tribute to the graduating
class and urged that they be not con-
tent with what had been attained,
but push on to greater heighths. Be-
fore awarding diplomas, lie presented
a handsome gold timepiece to Frank
McGee, president of the class, a gift
from the members of the class and
the Hennessey businessmen in appro-
iation of his achievements on Held
and track at the county and state
athletic meets, preceding the present-
ation with a brief talk on the bene-
fits of athletics in the school.
The farewell address by Tva States
preceded the benediction delivered by
Prof. M. K. Batten. It was stirring
in its earnestness and its eloquence
Junior Class Play a Pleasing Produc-
The Junior Class plav, "A Mid-
Summer Night's Dream." presented
at the City Opera House last Thurs
day night, proved really delightful
and was much enjoyed. The costum
ing was excellent and the production,
as a whole quite exceeded expecta-
Are You Patrotic?
I particularly appeal to the
farmers of the south to plant
abundant food-stuffs as well as
cotton. They can show their
patriotism in no better or more
convincing way than by resist-
ing the great temptation of the
present price of cotton and help-
ing, helping upon a great scale
to feed the nation and the people
who are fighting for their liber-
ties and for our own.
Have you planted all your ground to some
crop, if not it is not to late to plant it in some
cotton or feed, if you need any assistance to
finance any or all of your farming business,
don't fail to call on us as we are only to willing
to help you.
The success of a community depends upon
the combined efforts of every one, let's work to-
The First National Bank
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