Renfrew's Record (Alva, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, October 24, 1919 Page: 1 of 22
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RENFRE WES RECORD
The Only Democratic Paper in Woods County
ALVA, WOODS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, uis
NORMAL QUIBS (pitched voice. The soldier, met by
Last Friday the Rangers placed sweetheart with the usual loving and
themselves as championship mater- kissing., I he paper boy, the lady
ia! by defeating Northwestern's sis- ; with the poodle dog; Excited men
ter school team on the Alva gridiron and women every time the negro
39 to 0. Ada’s team presumably a
srong team, was given a humiliating
defeat. Outplayed, outgeneraled in
every moment of the game. Alva
marshaled the line skirted the. end
caller announced the trains, rushing
the information bureau. The bird
cages grips and various things to be
seen at such a public point.
The Signia Sigma Sigma sorority
and compelled most of their passes j entertained the student body Tues-
vbile Ada failed ignominirmslv >. day morning with ’’Girls Midnight
every feature of the game she tried ! Frolics.” The entire production was
to play. Ada nev# r got within strik- of their own getup. It was extremely
ing distance of Northwestern’s goal. ! original. Much talent was exhibited
She was only able to make first down by the girls.
six times. The Parlimentary Debating club
The one man on the team that met in regular session Monday even
pleased onlookers was Carl Smith- jing.
son. Smithson at half back was eas- | After the law lesson a spirited de-
ity the^star and left no dojb of be-I bate was held. The question was re-
solved : That Foreign Immigration to
ing alf state material. He was in
every instance, the equal of Bonnie
Stewart, the other Ranger half,but
who is not eligible in the Normal
games. Smithson was a live-wire—
never was :l ?wt. .ilway ga ting 1
to 1 yards after everyone thought it
all over with him. Considering the
practice he has had this year, hav-
ing entered schooj four weeks late
he played a super-human game on
Skillern the captain and half bark
wsa also a sensation, of players in
the Friday game. The best playing
he. has done this season he did—
sl n.inglv 'la.inir found dims-
Gre< I work .» orcict ’< for Vn1 The
:,ve halves to d. turns makin.f ctd
runs of 10 and 3(' vnrds.
Otiie.r phi'.rs that showed class
were.: MoCorfhirk. the smashing full
back; Lyle Ball, the quarterback.
Rose, at tackle; Garrison at tackle
English, Julian Woodson and Miller
at guard and Thomas and Miller at
The championship is ours by super
iority, if the boys put up the same
fight, headwork, and tenacity in fu-
ture contests that they have done in
this one on our home field.'
r Between halves Pres. Battenburg
and Prof Perccful assisted hy Jim
£roweH on .rite ctrtrm lead m a snake-
dance to the melodious tune of Yan-
While the game was in the heat
of contest, an aeroplane slipped thru
the skies giving the game some, of
the world war attributes. And as the
Yankee slipped it over Fritz by keep
ing his wits about him, so the Ran-
gers slipped it over Ada, to her dis-
may while they had momentarily for
gotten the pigskin for a loftier am-
Saturday the Rangers will play the
Kendall College at Tulsa. This will
he the hardest game of the season.
Kendall has had on all victorious
team this year by great odds. Having
beaten O. U. 26-0 and Edmond 67-0.
Kendall has had an ah victorious
year. Seven veterans of the cham-
pionship tram of three years ago
are back. Three years ago team held
Tulsa to a score of 26-6 and it is felt
that if our team can do as well on
the Kencfill field they will have per-
formed a wenderful feat
Coach Johnson has been putting in
practice thr past week in preparation
for this game.
The game will p rhably start will
Smithson • rd Stew .re at half bare,
McCormick at full. Bad at quarter
Ihomas .p d CircL- ~.t 1 i d Rwe ,vd
Rose and Woodson at tackle. Eng-
lish and Julian at guard and Garrison
will take cented position.
Thursday morning a ban on smok-
ing during the foot hall season was
initiated by Pres. Battenburg. The
athletes faculty and student body
who smoke took the Sawdust Trail.
Consequently the remainder of the
term will he a smokeless one. A
Smokeless Foot Ball Team is thejr
The last game of the season has
*J>een played on the Alva girdiron by
a Varsity team. In order to have the
games here and give the sport lov-
ing public more of the big games,
second team is being organized by
T’rof. Griffith. Prof Griffith when
here before coached the second team
Thoroughly familiar with the game
and also a lover of this sport, it is
'expected that he will produce a
team that will he a close rival to
■ the big Varsity team.
Last Thursday the Saturday Night
Club girls produced in Chapel "30
Minutes in A Union Station.” It was
comical, true to life, and well por-
trayed by the girls.
There was the lady with 16 kids,
one, a large silly girl with high
the U. S. should be prohibited by
law for 10 years. The affirmati. - was
supported by Bernard A. Kellner and
Ralph Albright and the negative by
Arthur Crisswell an 1 C. English. The
decision went to tfi affirmative.
After the regular order of business
was dispensed with the club ad-
President Battenburg entertained
the football team to a 6:00 o’clock
dinner Wednesday evening in honor
of the defeat it gave Ada last Friday
President Battenburg is suffering
from an injured arch, developed dur-
ing a three hours tennis game Tues-
Misses Ethelvn and Marion Dun-
ning and Opal Brown gave a suprise
party for their roommate Miss Bur-
no Turner in honor of her birthday,
such games as fottme told. Gem Hunt
ing Forfet and Potato Race were
played. Stories and jokes were told.
Before departing an excellent Ian
dinner consisting of cocoa, sandwich
and olives was served.
Thos“ present were Mr. and Mrs
A. H. Tanner; Miss Mourine Spring-
time, Madge Bond, Lela Bond, Me-
ssrs Durward Holloway Roscoe El-
liott, Hal Vollmer and Bernard Kell-
The Hygiene chtsitet met Monday i
as scheduled. The town ladies class
was disappointing* as only 6 enroll-
ed. This is an excellent course of
practical'nursing which 'every house
wife should take. Those already com-
pleting the course express their sat-
isfaction with it.
The student classes were more gra-
tifying. It is hoped that more ladies
will avail themselves of this excel-
The Northwestern contest time is
extended to November 1.
The standing of the contestants is:
Emma Provost, 8500
Afton Rilbv, 7300
(Doris Smith. 3400
Maude McMurtrey 600
Eva Schrohe, 1200
This paper is a semi-monthly in-
stead of a monthly as was stated be-
The Senior class put on their term
weinie roast last Tuesday evening in
Young’s Canvon. An elegant itime
was enjoyed by all. President Bat-
tenburg and wife chaperoned them.
Miss Sarah Crumley, head of the
Domestic Science department, visit-
ed at Newkirk, Oklahoma on busi-
Mrs. M. E Wood made a business
trip to Enid last Saturday, returning
home Sunday evening.
Profs. Frank Bruner and Llovd
Curtis of Canton graduates of the
'19 class were visiting friends in Alva
over the week end.
O. K. Prentice, one of N. S. N.’s best
quarterbacks, but now teaching at
Arnett, came in Thursday for the
Friday foot hall game. O. K. said he
hated to leave Northwestern this
time worse than the first.
Miss Lucy Beely, Senior of this
year has accepted a position to teach
school for the rest of the year.
Miss Simmons who is teaching in
Enid this year visited friends and
relatives here over the week end.
Miss Helen Smith, last year’s gra-
duate and teacher in the public
schools at Marshaltown, Oklahoma,
visited her parents of this city last
Astor Creech '17 grad, now man-
ager of an elevator in' Ingersoll was
in town Saturday on business.
GONE TO MEET HER
LOVER IN FRANCE
Miss Nina B'eers daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Beers of this city
left a few days since for New York
where she took steamer for Europe
She goe*- to France where she*will
meet her affianced husband. Captain
Luke of the American Army who is
stationed at Brest, France.
Friends of Captain Luke met Miss
Beers in \‘i v\ York and accompanied
her to Fence and the marriage will
take place immediately after them
( apt a ip Luke is an officer of the
American Army and expects to re-
main in France on duty at least a
Miss Beers is a graduate of North
western’ and is one of Woods Coun-
ty’s best teachers. She has been
teaching in the city schools at Glenn
Poole, near Tulsa, leaving there to
go on her long journey.
Her many friends congratulate
the happy couple and wish them a
long life together.
BACK TO PRE WAR TIMES
Saturay evening October 25 before
you go to bed. put your clock back
one hour and forget about it. You
will pot know the difference a week
afterwards. If the ArJ-rican people
could regulate their habits, their
markets and their present disposition
to turn everything topsy-turvy as
readily as thev can change'/ their
time, this would bp a happy country
And with all its drawbacks we would
all rather live here than anvwb re
A very pretty wedding took ph
Thursday afternoon at 5.00 o’clock in
the Mason home, corner 8th and Cen-
ter streets when Lorinda Mason and
Arthur Lane were united in the holy
j bonds of wedlock by Rev. Leroy
I hompson of the Presbyterian
Just proceeding the ceremony the
bride’s brother, Howard sang O Pro-
mise Me,” To the beautiful strains
of the wedding march played by
Mrs. Merritt Mason, the bridal party
entered the lovely parlor and look
heir places in the flowery bower of
the south window where the beauti-
fu' marriage service was read.
The bridal party was composed of
Miss Gladys Blackford, maid of hon-
or, Merritt Mason,.best man, Miriam
Thompson, flower girl, and Billie
Parker, ring bearer.
Afte,r the congratulations were ex-
tended an elegant dinner was served.
Only members of the families and a
few friends were present.
The happy couple left on the even-
ing train for thir honeymoon trip in
The best wishes of the entire city
go with liese vouqg people as hey
start on life’s journey together.
BACK FROM NEW YOP.K
Dr. S. A. Welch of Dacoma, whe
h ;.s been ip New i"oik for tlu past
few weeks taking a post graduate
course jn the diseases of wo nen and
children, returned home tlFs week.
He \va« accompanied by Mr<, Welch
;cd Huy report a very pleasant and
On last Saturday afternoon Geo.
A. Wilburg of Waynoka and Miss
Bertha E. Bixler of Avard were uni-
ted in marriage at the Presbyterian
manse with l|ev. Leroy Thompson
, officiating. Mr. Wilburg has just re-
turned from overseas duty with the
'regular army, in which he enlisted
January 1914. He was among the first
troops to land in France in 1917 Miss
Bixler has been living in Alva for
several months making her home
.with Mr. and Mrs. E. I. Sams. The
young couple will make their home in
j Alva for present. The best wishes of
their many friends are with them in
this new life.
At’the home of the bride's parents
west of Alva on Sundae October 19
Mr. Ralph Green and Miss Katr.ina
eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.E.
Ridgwav. ThF ceremony was -pre-
formed by Rev. Hunt, pastor of th
Friends Church of this city in the
presence of the relatives an invited
The groom i* a prosperous young
farmer of the vicinity and the bride
is an educated and popular young
lady. The newlyweds will make their
home on the farm 7 miles northwest
of the city. Many friends wish them
a happy and prosperous future.
American Legion of Oklahoma, of
Alva, Post Number 92 will meet in the
Court House Friday evening, Octo-
ber 31 1919 at 8.00 for the 'election
of officers and enrollment of more
members. All -ex-service men (and
women of the World War are; invited
Bernard A. Kellnar, Organizer.
Mr. and Mrs Guv Osh^-a re-"''"
over the of ‘'‘o"1’ * fknjv
home, leavt’ip t*' m •* ° 1
son on S:i”CWr'«(»»• *9 \j0
thrr anrl *•' '•lv
Guy says its the finest boy in Alva.
Miss Gladys Sc.'.;<-y f Alva vis-ted
with Miss Ruth EijcnMos Satu ctav
ii- ’ Suidf.y
Mr. and Mrs. H : 1 y visited rela-
tives at Hsfdtner Pnni’ay.
School Darted a* rptrict Ill
la : Mon.Gy with -u attendan e if
me scliol;i. Mrs. E ;«e Hall is He
Mr. and Mrs. W. L, Fullerton nr.'’
family. Mr. and Mrs. Orville Shirley
and family visited at J. H. Bagen-
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Brickman visit-
ed the latter’s mother Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Kilmer called
at J. H. Bagenstos’ Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Golbeck visited
at Mr. Fehrer’s Saturday.
Miss Ada Stech returned to Cleo
Sunday after a few days visit with
Mrs. Ethel Fullerton and children
and Mrs. Lione Shirley and children
spent Sunday at J. H. Bagenstos’.
Misses Mirann and Goldie Lyons
started to school at District 111 Mon
Mr. and Mrs. Perry Hunter and
family > is.ied Mr. Stylors Sunday.
Miss Edna Bagenstos visited with
heme folks over Sunday, returniig
t Nash, Monday mo nir-g.
Mrs. George Diedrich who was so
severely hurt at the race track Sun-
day js getting along as well as could
Dr. H. FI Pick!; of Tegarden died
Friday afternoon October 17 at the
home of his daughter Mrs, S. A. An
ilerson in this city. He came to Alva
to visit his daughter ar^ family 3
weeks ago and became too ill to re-
| turn home, although his condition
| was not considered serious until a
j short 'time before he passed away.
I Funeral services were conducted at
th L:, B. church Sunday afternoon
by Rev. Freeman and jnterrment was
made in the Alva cemetery.
Henry Eugene Pickle was born on
■O ’fober 26-1852 in the state of New
j Jx4sev anrl Died October 17 1919.
About the year 1856 he moved with
| his parents to Illinois and 16 years
later h? moved to Nebraska. Op Mar.
6. 1882 he was married to Miss Mary
E. Hyde. Five children were born to
this union. Two died in early child-
hood and three survive him. Mrs. J.
Cline, Mrs. S. A. Anderson and Miss
Edna Pickle who wene- present at the
time of his death.
Dr. Pickle was converted t the
age of 26 v^ars and entered th,- min-
istry. After 25 years of service he was
compelled to resign his work op ac-
count of poor healht. He moved to
Guthrie Oklahma in 1896, to northern
Kansas in 19 0 and then to Woods
county, which has been his home
He leaves a -lorted wife, three
dai filters, two hrr.thers and a large
circle o' friend . H. had he*n • life
of rse'u.ness to bo fellow'iien and
I is d'.-tJ is reg-etted by all who
"1 know not what the truth may be
I’ll tell it as ’twas told to me.”
A nice little shower of rain Wed-
Joe Reed of Alva was in this vici-
nity on business Tuesday.
E. L. Taterow living west of Alva
visited his mother here Friday night
W. B. Morehead is sick at this
There was no school in District 52
iast friday as the teacher, Dennis
McDaniel attended the Teachers’
E. J. Cook, minister for the U. B.
Church at As 1 il■ • v moved his family
last week from Logan, Oklahoma
aiij wi.’l he at home the coming win-
ter on the M. S Phelps farm,
j Mrs. Mary Stiffy returned Tues-
day right to her home at Augusta,
Kansas, called hy the sudden illness
of her husband. She was here visit-
ing her mother, Mrs. A. B. Palmier
'at frlv* time.
| Mrs. Zella Miller and sister Miss
Mary Maddox visited thejr aunt,
Mrs. Phoebe Mddox and family over
j Mrs. Alice Mcgary of Woodland,
Washington, visited last week with
he.r old time friend, Mrs. I. T. Strick-
ALVA MOTOR SPEEDWAY
The attendance at the automobile
races op Saturday and Sunday has
been estimated at 4.000 people. The
Saturday races were most satisfac-
tory and no accidents marred the
events of the day.
I he Sunday races however were
not so fortunate. Sunday afternoon
when the Dodge car driven hy Bill
McN’eeley was leading in thj sweep-
stakes race,‘the steering geer went
wrong causing Mr. McNeeley’s car
to swerve from the track and dash
through the fence that Orclosed the
race track. Mr. Sam Snyder of near
Avard, who was near the fence was
struck hy the car and fatally injured
dying Sunday night. Mr. McNeeley
had two ribs broken and his car was
badly damaged. John Boling of Tulsa
was also injured hy hejug struck by
rise car driven by Nate Small, but
not seriously hurt.
WHY THE RECORD IS
LATE THIS ISSUE
Owing to the big Re-Sale Tax list
which had to be published in this
issue of the Record, we are some
days late but we hope to get out on
time as usual hereafter and that our
readers will bear with us this time.
A good tax list is the editor’s har-
vest and it does not come more than
once a year and some times not thaf
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to extend our sincere
thanks to the kind friends who min-
istered to us during the sickness,
death and burial of ourhusband and
father, H. Eugene Pickle also for the
beautiful floral offerings.
Mrs. H. E. Pickle and family
Fred Gallon shipped a car load of
cattle to Kansas City Sunday.
George Mitts and son Floyd went
to Ochiltree, Texas Monday to look
after their farm interests there.
Mrs. Olive Webb went to Wichita
Friday in answer to a telegram from
her sister stating that she was very
sick and to' come on the first train.
Ted Martin quit the high school
at Alva last week and went to Ban-
ner Springs Kansas last week.
Farmers in this neighborhood are
rushing the wheat sowing business
and most of them will finish this
Dr. Fewkes having decided to re-
sume his resort p*
Arkansas, a Dodge(1917 touring Car
will positively be sold. Not waiting
even for a fair- price. Somebody gets
a bargain. Don’t be too late. Also a
small office desk for sale.
Office over Owl Driig Store
A very quiet wedding took place
at the U.B. parsonage' in Alva Sat-
urday, October 18th when Victoria
M. Marsh was united in marriage to
Mr. Lee Hildebrand of Kiowa, Kan-
The bride is the vounge.st daugh-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Willard D.Mrash
living six miles north of Alva and
is one of Woods and Alfalfa county's
most popular school teachers.
Mr. Hildebrand is a farmer living
After the ceremony the bride and
groom returned to the home of the
bride where a dinner was given on
The day was doubly celebrated, it
being a dinner for the- bride and
groom, also a birthday* dinner for
Johp A. Marsh who returned from
overseas the 28th of September.
Mr. and Mrs. Hildebrand will live
near Kiowa until th" bride has fin-
i-hod her school, after which they
will locate permanently.
Mr. apd Mrs. L. F. Gaskill return-
ed Thursday from a two months
sight seeing trip in California, They
visited our former townsman, H. E.
Noble and family while gone. T.ige
says Oklahoma looks mighty good
to them after being away awhile.
I. W. Porter of Nash was visiting
in AvarJ Friday between trains.We
were glad to see' his smiling face.
It looked natural and made it seem
like old times.
W. H. Snow of Alva visited Thurs-
day with his daughter Mrs. J. H.
Mrs. O. C. Ferguson left Friday for
a visit with her sister Mrs. Henry
Teten of Canadian, Texas.
The teaclu.rs gave the children a
half holiday Friday and attended the
teachers’ meeting at Waynoka.
Mrs. R. B. Patten returned Sun-
day night from Texas from a visit.
Mrs. lAlice Davidson of Waynoka
visited Wednesday in Avard.
Florence I.ayten of Waynoka spent
Sunday with Alma Braught.
We are sorry to have lost one of
our citizens, Mr. Snyder, having lost
his life in the auto accident at Alva.
Mrs. W. S. Watson of Wellington
came in Monday night for a visit
witli home folks. It being the mo-
ther's birthday, they gave her a pleas
ant sprise. Mr. Braught and Mrs.
C. E. fraught corning home with a
dinner all prepared for the occasion.
IN MEMORY OF
Myrtle Ruth Morgan who died at
her home near Tegarden Oklahoma
October 11, 1919. Myrtle v. rs horn
at Manchester, Oklahoma Septem-
ber, [0-1900 |i. ng 19 years, 1 month
and 1 day •*•!..<.-
She leaves i father mctlicr, three
sisters, and three brothers to mourn
hpr early departure. One brother
and one sister have preceeded her ta
that better world. Her schoolmate*
officiated as pall bearers. They were
Ruth McGuire, Bertha Shafer, Mar
tha Tidwell, Martha McConkey, Ju-
uja McConkey, and Manda Snow.
J. P. Stuard of Oithihoms City as-
sistant supervisor of the Census for
the Eighth District with Superrisw
C. H. Hyde is established in the Cen-
sus headquarters third floor City HaH
Judge Hadwiger was exhibiting a
trophy of the chase Saturday that
he and his son Robert secured white
on their hunting trip in Alaska teat
summer. It was the skull of the Al-
aska brown bear, the largest bear
that’^inhabits those regions. The Jatl-
ge and his son killed three of the
species while on the trip and brought,
their hides home.
Captain Guy Bickel who saw ser-
vice in France was visiting the faat-
ily of hjs brother W. T. Bickel the
last of the week. Captain Bickel hat
beep in the armv nearly 18 yeert.
He returned to San Antonio Texat
Satm-day and will soon receive his
David A. I.oewen, 70th Co. C. A. C.
was in Alva a few hours last week
while returning to hjs home in Hitch-
cock. Mr. Loewen saw service in Si-
beria and the Phillipines.
L. ^chuhmacher returned the last
of the week from Oklahoma City,
where he attended the R'exall Drug-
gist’s Convention. A most interesting
meeting was held.
Rev. Freeman of Enid was here to
ship his goods which were stored
here to his new home in Enid. He
preached the funeral sermon of the
late Dr. Pickle at 3.00 Sunday after-
Mrs. J. H. Morgan and her mother
Mrs. George attended the Friends
Conference in Wichita last week af-
ter which thev went On a visit with
relatives in Minneapolis, Kansas.
Hopeton Millinery and dressmak-
ing a speciality Mrs, Scottie Schroff
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Dyer went to
Waynoka Sunday to visit the family
of their daughter Mrs. John Camerort
who, with her husband, is teaching
in the public schools there.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. I.. Clark
at the City Hospital a girl, October
16 1919. Mother and In be are doing
Get your fall hats at a bargain.
l!op"ton Millinery Store. 10-24-3t
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