Renfrew's Record (Alva, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 16, Ed. 1 Friday, February 11, 1921 Page: 1 of 16
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SIXTEEN PACES THIS WEEK-fe TWO SECTIONS
ALVA. W OODS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11,1921
17 COYOTES WERE
FIGURES ARE GIVEN WHICH
INDICATE THAT WAS THE
BANNER COYOTE AND
Seventeen coyotes were killed in
the big hunt 11 miles west of here
Wednesday, the largest number in
one day that any of the hunters of
this community has ever heard of.
There wer 1400 men with guns and
the number of jack rabbits put out of
business is estimated by the man who
got up this hunt, S. A. Anderson, at
4500. There were 550 automobiles
full of people at the wind-up, mostly
women and children. About 30 of the
finest wolf hounds in Oklahoma made
short work of the coyotes after they
were turned loose. In all the mix-up
necessary in a big hunt like this every
fellow kept his head cool and there
was no kind of an accident. The
farmers are jubilant over the fact
that 15,000 jackrabbits have been kill-
ed in this and adjoining counties in
the last three weeks, as they estimate
each one of them costs them $5 for
their keep, making a total of $75,000
saved by their destruction.
In substance' the above message
went from The Record office to met-
ropolitan papers Wednesday night.
The farmers had been saying they
had the game there, and one widow
who owns a farm in that section says
she most positively wa.s aware of that
fact, ai indicated by their howls dur-
ing each night. The sport was fine to
those who like to see fine dogs show
their metal in deadly combat with
coyotes, who have long teeth with
which they can cut gashes in a dog
as though a man was doing the work
withrazor-like knife in his hands.
The next big drive will take place
Tuesday, February 22nd, as told on
page 2, and another big killing is ex-
The word normal is de-
rived from the word "Norm"
which means a rule of au-
thorative standard; a mod-
el ; a type.
When President J. P. Batten-
berg of the Northwestern State
Normal told Senator Martin B.
Rutherford what the word Nor-
mal meant, he did more than
satisfy the Senator that he knew
what his business was but that
the school he represented was
doing what the term implied,
and as a consequence Senator
Rutherford said in tht Senate
Wednesday that the Northwest-
ern at Alva "was doing the best
pedagogical work of any Nor-
mal school in Oklahoma, the
only Normal in Oklahoma really
Senator Rutherford comes
from Muskogee, and has fought
the appropriations the different
Normal schools have asked for.
This speech comes as mighty
good news to the people of
Woods county and all North-
western Oklahoma The Sena-
tor undoubtedly has informed
himself as to the merit of the
different schools and coming to
the defense of this one school
would lead us to believe that he
wjH be as warm a supporter as
he has been an opponent, and
that Northwestern will get the
modest appropriation asked
ELECTS OFFICERS H
AND SIXTEEN NEW DIREC-
TORS NAMED—MANY IM-
FOR NEW YEAR
I0R TO BE IN ALVA
PARTY WILL STOP HERE ON
WAY TO TULSA TO ATTEND
ALBERT PIKE HIGHWAY
DIED IN TENNESSEE
Mrs. Tiny Horner received a tele-
gram announcing the death of her
father, G. P. Keene, at Knoxville, on
Monday. She asked by wire if the
body could be held till she could get
there, but the answer was in the nega-
tive. He was one of the best citizens
in Tennessee nad his loss will be felt
by a wide circle of friends, who deep-
ly sympathize with his bereaved fam-
Last Monday night the Alva Com-
mercial Club met for the purpose of
electing new officers for the ensuiaf
year and here is the result: Amog
C. Davis was made president and V\f.
W. Starr, vice-president. The six-
teen drectors named were: R. F.
Blakey, E. R. Boyce, E. Tenipliu,
Frank Crowell, J. P. Battenberg, Earl
Brunstetter, Scott Willihmson, Stevi
Shea, R. M. Chase, John Schaefer, J.
W. Monfort, G. H. McReynofds, J. l£
Peoples, 'F. R. Salyer, E. W. Tanngt
and Chas. McGinnis.
The Alva Commercial Club has
membership of 150 and is perhap
the largest commercial organizatio
of any in Oklahoma among town
under 10,000 population. It has no
only greatly benefited the cit;
but its influence is felt throughou
the Panhandle of Oklahoma.
The club and its new officers have a
large amount of work before them
during the coming year. Alva has an
excellent chance of winning in the
Better Cities Campaign and the locat-
ing of one of the government's three
million dollar hospitals is probable.
^hiring the past year the club has
done much. Foremost of the good
; things accomplished was successfully
launching the Bargain Day, which has
doubled Alva’s trade territory; and
another was securing for the city the
big White Way. Through its secre-
tary it has ever kept the city before
the public eye, and its strenuous fight
for better highways is bearing some
The new board of directors will
Manager B. C. McCray of the Mc-
Cray Development Company, was in
The Record office yesterday and told
us that the deeper they go the more
favorable the indications are for oil.
They have passed through salt at a
depth of 502 feet and wherever oil is
found, salt is always in close proxim-
ity. “We are better pleased with ev-
erything the deeper we go. and we are
prepared to go down 3500 feet. The
company's own electric light plant
enables the work to go right along
night and day. On top of the plant is
perched a red light that can be seen
for 10 to 15 miles in every direction.
The whole plant is now under roof.
Manager McCray says he is thankful
for the way the Dacoma people have
helped along in the work and he ex-
tends an invitation to the general
public to visit the well whenever it
suits them to do so.
C. O. Green of this city, is in re-
ceipt of a letter from E. Bee Guthrey,
secretary of the Albert Pike High-
way Association, stating that the Gov-
ernor of Colorado will accompany
members of the Colorado Springs
Chamber of Commerce when they
come to Tulsa to attend the Albert |
Pike Highway Convention, which will I
be held in Tulsa, April 21, 22 and 23.
This will be a sociability run from
Colorado Springs to Tulsa. No stops
will be made until they reach Dodge
City, but from Dodge City several
stops will be made and Alva is listed
as one of the stopping places, pro-1
vided we want them. Mr. Green has |
replied that Alva not only wants the
party to stop here but that we will
make their stay as pleasant as pos-
sible. The Albert Pike Highway is by
far the most important road that
crosses Oklahoma. It is the only
road that Woods county has that is
used by .tourists. If you are a farmer
living on this road keep it dragged
and in tip-top condition, not only as
a matter of pride, but as a matter of
dollars and cents. There will be a lot
of discussion about the way the High-
way is kept by the different counties
through which it passes and Woods
county must not lose this highway as
it has lost others during the past
The Alva of today represents
the accomplishments of Alva’s
Commercial Clubs of ihe yester-
I he great State Normal, with
its hundreds of students and Ms
hundreds of thousands of dol-
lars invested; the well paved
streets; the up-to-date mercan-
tile establishments’ the v\.ry life
of the city are due to the until -
ing efforts of the ineir who
make up this body.
Last Monday night the older
men in service stepped down
and others have taken up the
routine duties. With the advice
and counsel of these men who
have done so much the new of-
ficers should do even more. Alva
owes a debt to these men which
can never be repaid: John B.
Doolin, the retiring president, is
a man of brains, a man of vision-
Mr. Doolin’s great business af-
fairs were never so pressing
hut what he took the time to
give his best efforts to the up-
building of Alva. Mr. Doolin is
known from coast to coast and
Alva is proud to call him citizen.
Amon Davis, the newly elect-
ed president, is one of the best
and most prominent business
men of Alva. He is a young
man with progressive ideas and
under his leadership the Rec-
ord feels sure that the Club will
continue its great work for the
Dll NE1T MONOAT
THE GREAT BARGAINS OFFERED
SHOULD BRING SHOPPERS
FROM ALL PARTS OF THE
It is the opinion of most of the
farmers with whom we have talked
that next Monday will see the largest
crowd in Alva that has ever been seen
in any town in Northwest Oklahoma.
Last bargain day there were people
here from a radius of fifty miles and
they have told those who were not
here of the many bargains offered.
It will be safe to predict that twice
as many shoppers will be here Mon-
day as were here in January.
On another page we are publish-
ing a list of the bargains offered for
Monday. A careful reading of this
list will convince you that when it
conies to offering real bargains Alva
merchants have the mail order houses
beat so badly that you will throw
away your catalog, crank up the jit-
ney and get an early start for the
town that is making your dollar do
the work of two.
BAND CONCERT DELAYED
John Piper, who had both legs
broken and crushed when he fell from
a wagon loaded with rock and the
wheels ran over him about two
months ago, has been getting along so
MISS DYER’S ADDRESS
well that he was removed from the
meet Friday night at the court housaJj^^, to ,„e Q#b,e Hotel and wU,
Miss Neta Smith is now a
in the Ingersol! school.
be taken to his home in the country
as soon as he feels able to ride
nearly twenty miles.
Miss Lillian Dyer addressed the
Christian Endeavor Society at Da-
coma recently and all who heard it
speak in the most complimentary
terms, both as to what she said amt
the way she said it; eloquently with
graceful gesticulations and logical
conclusions, showing a wide knowl-
edge of the work of one of the fast-
est growing and most progressive or-
ganizations in America.
Because of the fact that some of
tlie new instruments have not arriv-
ed, the band concert to have been
given by the high school baud'has
been postponed one week and wilt be
given Thursday night, 17th, when
real music will be made by the 35
boys and girls, as their directress,
Mrs. H. L. Noah, knows how to bring
forth real melody from the instru-
ments in the hands of her music pu-
pils. This is the first public appear-
ance oi the Alva High School Brass
Here Are the Bargains for Next Monday
DID YOU GET THE CHANGE?
*For eight long years we read in Re-
publican papers and heard from the
lips of Republican politicians that a
Democratic United States Congress
and a Democratic Oklahoma legisla-
ture were driving the country to the
-bow-wows by their ignorance and in-
efficiency. The Republicans have
been in control of congress for •some
time, yet wheat gets nearer and near-
er the dollar mark, corn and. cotton
are not worth gathering and our Re-
publican legislature has failed to put
upon the books one piece of con-
structive legislation. However, Mr.
Herrick has not yet reached Congress
and we may be speaking too hastily.
THE CHURCHES WORKING
The large advertisements of the
various churches in this issue shows
where they stand in every good
■work. The good people can always
be counted on when anything is sug-
gested for the betterment of the com-
munity. They are ready an<j willing
to do anything and everything that
will in any way help Alva to be the
best town in Oklahoma in which to
raise a family.
Rev. Finch of the Baptist church
has been ortt of the city all week, con-
sequently we were unable to bet data
for their ad, but they can he counted
on to do their part in the Better ( ities
Haines Clothing Company—Dress
Shirts, ranging in price from $2.00
to $10.00, at half price.
Crowell Bros.—Rich bran, per sack,
$1.30. All you want.
Bicknell’s—All Winter Underwear
at half price.
Liberty Theater offers six regular
25c. admission tickets for $1.00.
Carroll Music Co.—500 Copies Sheet
Music, 6 for 25c. A lot of player rolls,
3 for $1.00.
C. H. Rebber—One gallon can
Hanford Hardware Co.—Japaned
coal bucket, 45c, galvanized coal buck-
L. A. Wagner Cash Grocery—Zat-
Zit Blackberries, per can 20c.
Renfrew’s Record—1 year's sub-
scription, $1.00, Regular price $2.00.
Amsden Lumber Co.—Nails, per lb.,
S. B. Share Grocery, Can Calumet
Baking Powder, regular price 35c,
bargain day price 23c.
F. R. Salyer, the Tea Store, 6 to 7
lb. box N. B. C. & Premium Crackers,
City Bakery—Fresh Home-baked
Ginger Snaps, regular price 25c.ib.,20c
Olaf Viken’s Meat Market—5 lbs.
sausage or hamburger, $1.00.
G. C. Stairs & Co.—Cameos and
gold bracelets, 20 per cent off.
West Side Shoe Store—70 pairs
shoes, women's high grade dress
boats, field mouse and brown suede,
values $12.50 to $16, $5j00.
John Umber—regular $1.65 lanterns,
McGill Bros.—12 ft. best grade lino-
leum, regular $1.25, 85c,
Reed Store—5 sewed, fine stocked,
firmly made, polished black handles,
regular 79c. value brooms, 50c.
Garnet’s Cash Grocery—No. 1 to-
matoes. 5c. No. 2 tomatoes 8c, No. 3
Palace Tailoring Co.—Suits clean-
Chick Studio—1 dozen regular $7.00
photos for $3.98.
Kavanaugh & Shea—Winchester,
2-cell, nickle plated, flashlight, com-
plete with battery, $1.00.
Farris & Son—$3.25 Hot Shot Bat-
teries, one to each party, $2.25..
R. E. Freeman Tire Shop—One in-
ner tube repaired free.
Tyree Bros.—Felt Hats half price.
Eutsler & Bradford, Hardware—All
Silverware 1-3 off.
R. J. McCormick, Monfort Jeweler
—Ladies and gents' rings, 1-4 off.
L. Schuhmacher—Liquid Klenzo 25c.
Kleuzo tooth paste, 25c. Klenzo
tooth brush, 50c. Tax 2c. Total $1.02.
All for 75c.
J. D. Bridges, Alva Steam Laundry
—Work shirts laundered for 10c., reg-
ular price 20c.
W. W. Starr Lumber Co.—Alabas-
tine, regular 80c. value for 55c.
Harrison Bros., Furniture—Dining
Chairs, box seat, regular $300 chairs,
G. H. Frank, Chiropractor—Adjust-
Anton Shafer—72x84 new U. S.
Army Blankets, regular $7.50 value,
E. L. Holloway Garage & Machine
Shop—Buckskin inner boot or blow-
out patch, regular price 50c, 60c, 75c
and 90c, bargain day 35c, 45c, 50c, 65c.
The Alva Review-Courier—500 Lin-
en Finish Letter Heads, $4.00.
W. E. Jett Mercantile Co.—Huck
towels, 16x32, one dozen $1.45,one-half
Free & Alexander—5 lbs. good
home-made lard, $1.00. 3 lbs. regular
40c. bacon, $1.00.
Alva Electrical Supply Co.—All
lighting fixtures. 25 per cent off.
Rocky Mountain Oil Co.—Cannon
Ball oil special, regular price $1 gat,
Tanner Bros. Clothing Co.—Boys'
Suits, up to $25.00, choice $10.00.
Munson dr McNeeley—1-2 in., or
3-4 in. spark plug, regular price $1.,
Bradbury Book Store—Chicago
Pencil Sharpner, regular $200. $1.08.
Anderson Loan and Realty Co.—50
per cent of our commission will be
allowed anyone who bargains for, or
purchases real estate of us on bargain
Farmers Co-operative Association
—One 48-lb. Hunters’ Cream Flour,
Chas. Frazier, Cash Store—Opal
Corn, per can, 13c. Regular price 18c.
Skelton Buick Company—25c. can
cup grease, 15c.
W. C. Wilkinson Paint and Paper
Co.—Largest stock of wall paper in
Oklahoma, offered to you at cost—
20c. and up.’ ' (
O. Weiser—Heavy Outing Flan-
nel, dark and light, per yard, 19c.
T. C. Everett, East Side Grocery—
15 bars pure white Naptha soap, heav-
ier than ordinary, $1.00.
McReynolds’ Furniture Store—Re-
duction on all Mattresses, 45 lb all
Cotton Mattresses, $5.75.
Schaefer & Doolin, Mtgs. and Loans
—Money ready when loan is closed.
Interest paid at home.
J. W. Mlonfort's Corner Drug Store
—A 50c. butchering knife free with
each bottle of Wright's Condensed
Beegle Bros. Drug Store—$1.20 Bot-
tle Wine of Cardui, 90c.
C. H. Folsom, New Racket Store—
8 lbs. good Rio Coffee $1.00.
Farmers Independent Oil Co.—Win-
ter Motor oil, per gallon. 60c. At
Ford Station or Independent Oil Sta-
E. C. Davis, Cash Grocery—Sweet
Wrinkle Peas, per can, 10c. Dozen,
Booterie Shoe Store—Fifty pairs of
Ladies' black military heel hoots, all
sizes, regular price, $0.50, $3.85.
J. I). Bodine,—25c. bottle sewing
machine oil, 15c.
Owl Garage—Storage on all cars
Motor Trading Co. $1000 spot
The city schbol board met Monday
night and re-elected Prof. Albert W.
Fanning to that responsible office for
another term. They are sensible men,
you know, and of course arc aware of
the fact that he stands in the very
front row among the superintendents
of Oklahoma. The board is com-
posed of J. D. Bridges, president; L.
L. Peters, vice-president; J. A. Garnet,
D. L. Frazier, G. W. Young.
Miss Emma Ringer informed us
yesterday that only one case has been
tried in the district court to date.
Much time is necessarily taken up in
arranging dates for trials and after
the details are straightened out the
business will be disposed of rapidly.
Full report next issue.
9UYS OIL STATION
F. S. Gunn, formerly county clerk,
has purchased the M. F. McMullen oil
station and is now in charge. This
is one of the largest oil stations in the
county and has enjoyed a nice busi-
ness. Mr. Gunn is personally known
to nearly every man in the county
and is very popular. The business
should grow under his management.
MARRIAGE OF MISS REED
Word was received here last week
that Miss Dorothy Reed, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Reed, 724 Church
street, and M. C. Poffenberger of
Cushing, Oklahoma, were married
Tuesday, February 1, by the Rev. W.
A. Roach of Cushing. Mrs. Poffen-
berger grew to womanhood in Alva
and graduated from both high school
and Normal. She is one of the teach-
ers in the Central School at Cushing
this year. Mr. Poffenberger holds a
responsible position with the Sinclair
Refinery at Cushing. The Record
joins their many friends in wishing
them every joy and happiness in their
WILL ADDRESS MEETING
Rev. C. W. Harrison has been re-
quested to do so and will address the
people of Bethany at a community
meeting in their church southeast of
Alva tonight (Friday) and an invita-
tion to the general public is extended.
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LOST:—One-half mile north of the
Grimes place, one grey unlined over-
coat. Finder notify Raymond Rob-
erson, Capron, Okla., or return to
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