Cleveland County Enterprise. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 17, 1914 Page: 1 of 4
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cleveland county enterprise
NORMAN. OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1914.
Con. J. B, Thompson on The livered to the l'mier
i this arrangement the entire cotton
The Old Settler's Picnic
| crop could lie carried without the
payment of a single cent of interest ,
j This would force the consumers of
cotton to pay 12 1-2 cents per lb.
i for the ten or eleven million bales
It is with pleasure and pride that
we call our readers attention to the
cotton situation as viewed by con-
gressman •!. 15. Thompson, llesees
the situation clearly and presents its
solution in a sane, sensible and j ollly to tllUe the surplus created by j ments were
statesmanship manner, the plan tl t, speakers tailing to come
he has suggested and outlined will
call down upon his head the worth
The Old Settlers' Annual Pic-
nic, held in the City Park last
Friday and Saturday, was the ^ ^ UM „ail„ull
best attended, and the display of jyjrs g ^ Wilcox; 2nd,
products the largest ever seen gam" McCall.
at the picnic. The speaking pro- pirst on Sofa piuow, Mrs. Del-
Mrs. C. Banks; 2nd, Mrs. Delia
First on Filate embroidery,
Miss Edith Barrett; 2nd, Mrs.
Sam K. McCall.
First on Walteaun embroidery,
that their necessities require, and gram was fairly well carried ja Boggs; 2nd, Mrs. Sam K. Mc-
the government would be required out although some disappoint- £a)]
ov., g to come. The
I the European war. By an excise tax , f0u0wing js a ijst 0f the prem-J
or some other method the pro-. jUms awarded on the exhibi-
duction for 11)15 could be reduced, tions:
i Our farmers and
I business would 1
all classes of
e saved from !
First on best loaf of bread
Mrs. Jno. Goings; 2nd, Mrs. El-
First on best light rolls, Mrs. apron. Miss Alta Shannon; 2nd,
First on white embroidery,
Mrs. E. W. Wilcox; 2nd, Miss
First on print work embroid-
ery, Mrs. Sam K. McCall; 2nd,
Miss Jessie Vowell.
First on crochet work, Mrs.
A1 Coleman; 2nd, Mrs. Killings-
First on hand-made fancy
of the Money Trust, the specula-
tors and gamblers in cotton
Wall Street, but if adopted will se-1. , , ,,
bankruptcy and the government
cure for the cotton raisers 12 1-2 j .. .
would not loose a (rent
cents or more for Ins product. 1 he
„ . ... , , |,„ Mr. Thompson informs us that
following is the plan outlined by ^ ,arger ^ ^ Congress. I Geo. Biggers; 2nd" Mrs J. R. Mrs. Rena Cutler.
Mr. Thompson. from the cotton states have ' Durkee. First on hand-made bag, Mrs.
"The people are face to face witb ! , . . tI . First on marble cake, Mrs. J. J. A. Ramsey; 2nd. Mrs. H. H.
i-J j, . • u m . organized and agreed on the out- . Rnnl„pv. 2nfi Mrs i r jacobs
a condition for which they are not .. , . i,„„« namsey, ^na, mrs. j. n.. uucous.
... „ lines of the plan above suggested, n„rkee First on patch work quilt
responsible. The European war i^uuvcc. i
Eight Cents For Cotton School Land Money Easy
Whitwell's Farmers Store will J Real estate men in Norman were
pay 8 cents, basis middling for all i somewhat startled a few days ago
the cotton brought in this week. | when they discovered that a party
Credit on your account or coupon | owning three quarter sections of
books entitling you to buy goods at land in Section 22, I wp. lOn lw,
cash prices, so your cotton is tak- , bad sold the same, the considera-
en as cash at our store for 8 cents. ! tion in deed showing $12,500.00,
If we can sell this cottou for a i the three quarter sections having
pro tit within the next sixty days, been listed by owner for sale about
we will give you the profit in cash a month ago for $4,800.
E. O. Whitweu.
broke on them without warning. If
hostilities had begun six months
earlier or six months later the dam-
age could have been rendered neg-
ligible if not wholly avoided, but
men from the cotton states have
organized and agreed on the out-
lines of the plan above suggested,
and that a committee of 21 com-
posed of a member of congress
from each of the cotton growing
states, and representatives of the
| Farmers Union, will present the
matter to the Secretary of the
it came Just as the farmer began to | Treagnrv and President wilson the
gather his cotton, and creates an
emergency calling for instant and j
constructive action. The situation
can be saved onlv in one way--by
the power of the federal govern-
ment. I have given the matter at-
tention to the exclusion of all other
questions for the past two weeks,
in , fi „ f„ ,i. i price for their cotton—will write or
and am convinced that the task to | F .
u i- > i • tko I wire Mr. Thompson approving plan
be accomplished is to remove the1 1
risk of loss from the shoulders of
the disorganized elements and place I everJ
it upon those who are broad enough | has matl'hed a tr'^ ^ht w
. v, : Money Trust and (otton t*a
First on canned blackberries, i Mrs. Putman; 2nd, Mrs. Louie
Mrs. H. H. Jacobs; 2nd, Mrs. j Smith.
T. J. Nolan. First on quilted quilt, Mrs.
First on canned grapes, Mrs. j Andrew Haswell; 2nd, Mrs. L.
J. W. Walker; 2nd, Mrs. T. J. No- (M. Newman.
]an. 1 First on hand-made bed
First on blackberry preserves, j spread, Mrs. E. V. Montgomery.
Mrs. Clyde Boyd. i First on tatting, Miss Francis
first of the week. Mr. Thompson I First'on strawberry preserves, Miller; 2nd, Miss Francis Miller.
. ,, Mrs. A. Starzer. lirst on embroidered towel,
is the member of congress on this J First on sweet pickled peach-1 Miss Florence McMakin; 2nd,
committee from this state. | eg| jyjrs ona gjx. 2nd, Mrs. Rena ; Mrs. Rene Cutler.
We hope that every cotton raiser j Cutler. First on crochet bag, Mrs. Ma-
in this state and every other man
interested in assisting the farmers
| to secure a "square deal"—a fair
outlined above, and render him
assistance possible, for lie
to bear it. There is but one such j
•n . I land is greatlv in need of support
organization with back strong e- h ■ , , '
, . 'i i i ti,ot ; .' and encouragement in the battle,
nough to carry the load, and that is I „ , ,
..1 it io, . t ;f, it- The power of the rederaluov-
the United States government itself. | 1
„ „„ , ;n; f ; ernment" alone can save the situ-
W hen we become willing to look
this cold fact in the face the prob-
lem becomes one of arrangement,
presenting no insuperable difficul-
ties. The organization of a federal
warehouse system could be easily
accomplished. Warehouses are now
springing up all over the south,
and a bureau could be established
in the Treasury Department for
the conduct of the«business. The
government through this bureau
could ascertain the average price of
cotton for the past ten years and
this would be around 12 1-2 cents.
It could then on the warehouse cer-
tificate, basis middling, advance
seventy-five per cent of the average :
value of cotton for the past ten
ation, as Mr. Thompson asserts.
The load of holding the present
crop must be taken off of the far-
mers back and carried by a back
strong enough to bear it. The Gov-,
ernment can shoulder the load with-
out the loss of a single cent and se-
cure for the cotton producer the
price he should receive for his pro-
ducts. Ware houses under such a
plan would mean something more
than houses of shelter for the gam-
blers cotton. They would mean
First on colored jellies, Miss ble Price; 2nd, Mrs. Sam K. Mc-
Nellie McFerron. i Call.
First on canned beans, Mrs. J. I First on Macernna bag, Mrs.
A. Ramsey; 2nd, Mrs. J. W. !J. F. Srnalley.
Walker. First on Reed and Raffer corn-
First on canned currents, Mrs.; bination, Miss Helen Biggers,
L. D. Bohrar. i 2nd, Miss Helen Biggers.
First on canned apples, Mrs. j First on hand-made kitchen
Clyde Bogle. j apron, Mrs. Ida Cutler, 2nd, Mrs.
First on raspberry preserves,! J. A. Ramsey.
Hazle Linduff. First on center-piece crochet,
Special premium offered by j Mrs. J. R. Durkee; 2nd, Mrs.
Mansur & Brewer on bread, Mrs. j Maggie Hull.
J. R. Durkee, 1st; Mrs. Ella First on crochet collar, Mrs.
Burch, 2nd. Joe Vincent; 2nd, Mrs. M.
First on Angel food cake, Mrs. I Southern.
J. R. Durkee. First on crocheted baby cap,
First on cocoanut cake, Mrs. I Mrs. Mable Price.
Ida Dorland; 2nd, Mrs. Jessie First on lunch set embroidery,
Stowe. i Miss Florence McMakin; 2nd,
First on chocolate cake, Mrs. j Miss Eichhorn.
C. W. Eichhorn; 2nd. Mrs. J. R. First on doyles, Mrs. Killings-
Durkee. worth; 2nd, Mrs. Sam K. Mc-
First on child's under 16 cake, j Call.
Ethel Miller. j First on embroidered Night
First on canned peaches, Mrs.! Gown, Mrs. Maggie Hull; 2nd,
J. W. Walker, 2nd, Mrs. L. D.1 Miss Catherine Herrington.
Bohrar. I First on colored lunch cloth,
First on canned plums, Mrs.; Mrs. Joe Vincent; 2nd, Mrs.
Thos. Vincent; 2nd, Mrs. L. D. j Frank Boggs.
Bohrar. I First on embroidered sheet,
First on Belgian hares,
Best Dairy cows—1st won by
Lady Hamilton of the Sanitar-
ium herd; 2nd, Fern Lilly, same
herd; 3rd, Pansy Moses, same
Best Draft Stallion—1st, J.
Vandeveer; 2nd, J. H. Todd,
Norman; 3rd, Rex Smith, No-
Best Draft team—1st, F. A.
Miller, Norman; 2nd, E. D. Jar-
boe, Lexington; 3rd, Jno. Moten,
Best 3-year old mare or geld-
ing—1st, F. A. Miller, Norman;
2nd, J. H. Todd, Norman; 3rd,
J. G. Hollman, Norman.
Best 2 and under 3 year old
mare or gilding—1st, J. A. Mo-
Best stallion or gilding 1-year
and under—1st, W. T. Duffey,
Norman; 2nd, Sanitarium.
Best Draft sucking colt—1st,
J. G. Hollman, Norman; 2nd, J.
H. Todd, Norman; 3rd, F. A.
Best Roadster colt—1st. W.
Best team mules—1st. J. M.
Naill, Norman; 2nd, L. M. New-
man, Norman; 3rd, J. T. De-
For best peck hard wheat, W.
N. Rucker; for 2nd best, Sebe
Howry; 3rd best, Jack lbbiston.
First on soft wheat, Henry
First on white oats, J. T. De-
First on Texas Red oats,
Boggs & Cavill; 2nd, C. N. Boyd.
First on millet seed, J. T. De-
First on sorghum seed, Jan-
uary Bills, Moore, Route 3.
Two best stalks kafir, 1st. L.
M. Newman; 2nd, S. Vermilion.
A few days later there appeared
against this body of land a mort-
gage to the amount of $5,600, to
the Commissioners of school land.
A further investigation reveals the
fact that the same land is assessed
for the year 1914at$3,170. Won-
der who it was who inspected the
loan? There is another school
land loan on the nel-4 of Sec.
9-!)-l west for $800, executed this
month and this quarter section is
assessed at only $1,100. Land is
supposed to be assessed at near its
actual cash value, but it seems on
the four quarter sections above
enumerated our school land board
lias loaned over $6,400, on land
assessed for the year 1914 at $4,270.
It would seem that either the as-
sessor or School Land Board should
get busy and the assessor assures
us that he assessed the land for all
it was worth.
U. W. VanCamp Improving
G. W. VanCamp was taken to
the Wesleyan Hospital Thursday to
undergo an operation for blader
and kidney trouble. The opera-
tion was performed Friday and
Wednesday of this week his con-
dition was very satisfactory and
the doctors hoped for his speedy
recovery. The many friends of
Mr. VanCamp in this city will be
pleased to learn that his recovery
is quite favorable. For over a
vear he has been a sufferer.
Won't Stand for the Smell.
The mayor of Sapulpa has
given orders to the police force
of that city to arrest every per-
, First on canned cherries, Miss | Miss Jessie Vowell.
houses ot shelter tor the producers Ne,]je McFerron. 2nd, Mrs. H. H. Special offered by I. M. Jack-
! cotton where they could store it I jacobs. I son won by Mrs. J. R. Durkee on
| practically without cost and secure First on canned pears, Mrs.! crochet work.
on it 75 per cent of its value in J- T. Stephens; 2nd, Mrs. H. H.
First on canned tomatoes
years or 9 cents per pound, $45.00Iterest" No reason wby the fV8rn; j Mrs. T. J. Nolan ; 2nd. Mrs
a bale, by issuing currency forthat!ment should furnlsh the National | stephens.
express purpose, making it a legal
tender for the payment of all debts, |' 7 Lawrence.
public and private, and provide ult iuurull> "" lu llni> 11 First on sour pickles, Mrs.
that this eurrencv should be re- farmer is of even greater importance H H Jacobs; 2n(l Mrs Reute_
, . i • j to the government than the banker! nholer
deemed by the proceeds received1 h pnoiex.
„ .. i ,i j I and so recognized by all thoughtful
from the cotton when sold, and h . ' ,,
. I, ,i „„ ! men Why treat him as the sert f
that the cotton should be sold when ! '
conditions become normal, the gov- j
ernment repaid and the surplus de-1 Subscribe for the Enterprise
Banks currency, practically without! First on pickled beets, Mrs. H.
interest and not furnish the farmers H. Jacobs; 2nd, Mrs. Esther
with currency on like terms. The
We have a large and complete line of new and
up-to-date Furniture, especially for students rooms
such as library tables, Iressers. beds, and our line
of rugs is the most complete to be had.
In fact we can till your wants with anything
in the furniture line at prices that will please you.
Come iu and see us and inspect our line of
First on sweet pickles, Mrs. II.
First on mixed pickles, Mrs.
H. H. Jacobs.
First on chou chou. Mrs. J. T.
Stephens; 2nd, Mrs. J. A. Ram-
First on pickled onions, Mrs. J. Noble.
A. Ramsey; 2nd, Mrs. T. J. Nolan First on Ben Davis apples, S.
First on best colored canned jj. Vaughn; 2nd, J. A. Martin,
vegetables, Mrs. T. J. Nolan. First on pears, Wayne Miller;
First on canned colored fruit, 2nd, J. H. Puthoff, Noble.
Onions, 1st, W. M. Rollins,
Norman Route 5 ;2nd Mary Ward
Moore Route 3.
First on tablo, J. F. Smalley;
2nd. W. M. Rollins.
First on stock beets, Framah
First on cucumbers, Mrs. H.
W. Bates; 2nd, Mary Ward.
First on Carrotts, W. M. Rol-
lins ; 2nd, J. F. Smalley.
First on Black Twig apples,
S. H. Vaughn.
First on G. G. apples, R. M.
'Viwler; 2nd, W. S. Blanchard,;
Milo Maize, two best stalks, I son whose breath smells of
1st, S. C. Rodgers; 2nd, Evan; whisky. The dynamiting of the
Morrison. j pop-corn wagon of a constable
Best bundle millet, 1st, Jan-1 in that city, who rendered as-
uary Bills, Moore, Route 3; 2nd,
J. F. Smalley, Norman Route 2.
10 best heads kafir, 1st, G. W.
Mitchell, Moore Route 2; 2nd,
L. M. Newman, Norman Route
5; 3rd, John N. Bennett, Nor-
man Route 6.
sistance in some raids on the
joints of that city seems to have
aroused the civic league and the
mayor, that even the smell on
the breath of joint goods, is
made a sufficient cause for ar-
est of the individual conveying
10 best heads Milo Maize, 1st, | the smell on the streets.
H. B. Morrison, Norman Route j Some people in Norman think
5; 2nd, J. F. Smalley, Norman it "awful" that the mayor in
Route 2. Norman would keep on the mar-
Feterita, 10 best heads, 1st, shal force an officer that would
John Toppen, Norman Route 3; \ refuse to suffer himself to be
2nd, H. B. Morrison, Norman ! beaten up in a personal encoun-
Route 5; 3rd, W. T. Duff, Nor-1 ter with men under the influence
man Route 6. of liquor without resorting to
Any other variety, 1st, W. R. \ the use of his "billie."
Corn, B. Clb., White, 10 best j
(Continued on last page) Subscribe for the Enterprise.
Miss Nellie McFerron.
(iirls 16 and Under
Best specimen of hand sew-
ing, 1st, Catherine Harrington;
2nd, Xyla Pendleton.
First on best dressed doll,
First on layer cake, Ethel
First on home-made cocoanut
candy, Ethel Walker.
First on chocolate candy,
First on hand-made bag, Thel-
First on piece of embroidery.
First on collection of fancy
work, Lena Beard; 2nd, Mary
Special offered by Chas.
Richards on collection canned
fruits for girls 16 and under, 1st
; bv Lena Ramsey.
First on peaches, J. H. Roane;
2nd, Wayne Miller.
First on grapes, S. H. Vaughn.;
First on any other variety ap-
ples, R. M. Fowler; 2nd, L. M.
First on Jonathan apples, S.
First on Jonathan, Smith's i
Cider, Arkansaw Black and Bell-
flower apples, S. H. Vaughn.
First on Rhode Island Red;
cockeral, H. G. Lindsay; 2nd, HJ
First on Rhode Island Red pul-
let, II. G. Lindsay; 2nd, -T. A.
First on B. R. pullet, Tom
Childress; 2nd, Tom Childress.
First on B. R. cockrell, J. T.
DeLand; 2nd, Tom Childress.
First on B. M. cockrell, H. G.
First on R. M. pullet, H. G.
First on C. R. Duck, J.
First on C. R. Drake, J.
First on colored embroidery, Walker.
For the next thirty days
we will place on sale our
entire stock of Old Hick-
ory and John Deere Farm
Wagons at cost.
Our stock of extra wag-
on beds Is very complete.
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Cleveland County Enterprise. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 17, 1914, newspaper, September 17, 1914; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc108469/m1/1/: accessed June 25, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.