Cleveland County Enterprise (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 2, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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Oklahoma Hist Society XX
CLEVELAND COUNTY ENTERPRISE
OFFICIAL \FWS1V\PEK OF CLEVELAND CO I \T\ \NI> THE M!\ 01' NOKMW
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1017.
BREAKS ALL RECORDS
Summer Graduating Class Numbers
64; Short Term Was Most Suc-
cessful in History.
EXEMPTION BOARD IS
PREPARING FOR DRAFT
The machinery of the local ex-
emption board has come into active
work with the receiving of the official
list from Washington.
Dr. C. S. Bobo, examining physi-
cian has secured clerical assistants
and notices to the first 302 men
whose names were drawn in the sel-
ective draft will be mailed calling
them to report soon, probably the be-
Sixty-four men and women, the lar-
gest in the history of the University
of Oklahoma summer session, were
granted degrees on the university
campus Tuesday night. The list in-, pin of npxt wcek
eluded forty-nine who received the , ,_i_
drgree bachelor of arts; nine, mas-1
ter arts; two, pharmaceutical grad-
uate; two, bachelor of sciences; one,
bachelor of music; and one, bachelor]
of fine arts. The largest number ever
before graduated in a summer ses-
sion was thirty-five, the number who j
received were held a year ago.
Commencement exercises were held
on the campus Tuesday night, with
Dr. Harry F. Cope, secretary of the
Religious Education Association del-, wj,en indictments for the famous
ivering the address. The reception of «joneg family" were returned against
President and Mrs. Stratton D. | citizens of Pottawatomie county
Brooks to faculty graduates, their | for conspiracy to obstruct the selec-
parents and friends followed. Rev. j tjve draft law of May 18.
R. L. Owenby of Oklahoma City | j]le ej^ht have been arrested and
preached the baccalaureate sermon, | are awajting arraingement which
also on the campus Sunday night. | probably will be had today. They
The summer session is declared by j are obe_ c)ure and Daniel Isenhour,
authorities to have been by far the i j l Bohannen, Tobe Simmons, John
most successful in the history of the I ghjrCyj John Snyder and Walter
university. One feature was the! philipps.
great increase in the number of city j "Iciting Insurrection."
superintendents and other local ad- j rfhe grand jury returned four
ministrative heads, who came to the 1 counts against each of the
Lists of the men, who will report
at the rate of 10 or 15 a day, will be
placed in prominent positions over
EIGHT OF 'JONES
Family ties were rudely broken by
IN NEW HOME
Large crowds flocked to view the
opening of the new office of the Ok-
lahoma Gas & Electric Company on
West Main Saturday evening.
Hosts in the new and spotless home
i were W. Porter Jones, manager of
the company, and Frank Carder. To
! entertain all popular music was
j furnished and electric applicances
j and ■ novelties were shown and ex-
| plained. The many ways in which
I the company is prepared to serve the j
i people were demonstrated by electric j
| ranges, stoves, sewing machine and ■
j other motors, washing machines, >
j irons, toasters, coffee perculaters, I
warming pads, and massage mach-
j ines. Blocks of ice made by elec-
) tricity were on display.
The company building was contract-
FORMER NORMANITE DIES
AT PLAINVIEW TEXAS
Mr. J. T. Phelps, age 77, father of
Mrs. H. <!. Lindsay of Norman, died
Sunday at Plainview, Texas. H. G.
Lindsay left Monday for the Pan-
handle to attend tlie funeral.
The deceased for a number of years
prominent in Norman public service,
having come here in 1803 from Mis-
souri. He is remembered by both old
and new' citizens of Norman, having
intervals of late years. His home
for some time has been with his son,
Marshall Phelps, at Plainview.
DRILL BEGINS FOR
NORMAN MEN VISITED
FACTORY AT ADA
OIL HAS MADE FARMERS
_,, lliril 4 RICH IN GARFIELD FIND
OIL WELL NO, 1
, Interesting facts in regard to the
the development of a once "Wild Cat" oil
j field in Garfield county were related
j by Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Smythe of
Fairmount, Okla., who returned home
Monday after visits with Mrs.
Smythe's brother and sister, J. W.
Linton and Mrs. J. F. Smalley.
The field now has 30 producing
wells and the value of farm lands has
increased ten fold in a remarkably
short time. A 160 acre farm once
valued at $7,000 is now worth $f 0,-
the federal grand jury yesterday j ed for and built by Norman people
and the employees are secured at
home. Several having attended the
University of Oklahoma
W. O. Stogner, I. M. Jackson,
Jim McElhany, A. P. Navarro, J. W.
Abies, Geo. and Dortis Stogner, m&de
a trip to Ada Thursday to inspect the
factory of the American Glass Fac-
tory Co., which is said to be one of
former the largest and fastest growing fac-
years. tories in the world for the manufac-
The arrangement of the new home' ture of glass.
is cozy, tasty and efficient. The size t The machine that builds the casket
Cleveland County Development Com-
pany lease east of Denver was begun
Friday. The company since or-
ganizing has pushed the work of pre-
paration for drilling for oil as fast
as materials could arrive. The com-
plete rigging and some 400 feet of
heavy casing are now on hand, and
additional supplies are arriving daily,
The well will be pushed to a depth
of 3500 feet in the search for petro-
leum, but from outward indications
experts hope for a "find" at a com-
paratively shallow depth.
Near a hundred Norman people j
and stockholders were on the site of j The local Red Cross is pleased to
the newly erected drill to see the! acknowledge the receipt of a dona-
opening of the active campaign for! tion of $5.00 by the Rebekah lodge of
a productive gusher. j Norman; also $27, this being the pro-
ceeds of the dance given recently by
DON ATIONS TO RED CROSS
is 25X100 feet.
MONTHLY CROP SUM-
MARY FOR JULY 1917
is one of the largest machines ever
constructed, weighing 36,000 pounds
and has a pressure of 700 tons and a
capacity of 500 caskets every 24
Numerous visitors throughout a
large scope of country, are daily
visiting the factory.
The company has made a re-
markable progress, beginning their
plant only 13 month ago, and are now
Oklahoma's corn crop has been
eight. ! heavily damaged during the past
university both to take advance work , -j'he charges include "inciting to in- | month by hot winds and insufficient
themselves and to hire teachers for I surrection," a number of men of draft ! moisture. The prospect for a full
their schools. ] age iu Pottawatomie county, and j crop is 49 per • cent. This is a j making all kinds of cut glass, electric
The list of graduates for this sum- j w;th urging the use, in meetings and j decrease in growing condition of 2C | shades and globes, glass vitrous floor
mer follows; ! in private conversation, of arms to j per cent since our last report was is- and wall tile, and will be making cas-
Master of Arts. prevent the operation of the law. i sued. The condition fell off at the
Harvey L. Allen, Tecumseh; Marion j Organized labor men in this city j rate of almost 1 per cent daily during
S. Brooks, Norman; Beulah Hurst, I claim there is a well defined connec-j the past month. The growing condi-
Pawnee; Chas. E. Hutton, Hinton; : tion between the "Jones family," and tion of same date one year ago was
Ruth Klinglesmith, Norman; L. W i the Working Class Union, which is I 69 per cent or 20 per cent better than
Kibler, Norman; Isaac E. Mott, Nor-1 said to be the I. W. W. in another | the present outlook. 27 per cent of
man; Neva B. Rogers, Norman; j guise—Oklahoman. I this year's acreage has fceen abandon-
ed to date, as compared with
Owing to the absence of Attorney
Ben Williams from district court cir-
cles for several diiys the hearing of
the injunction in the Matlock vs. Mat-
lock divorce case was postponed from
Tuesday until Friday of this week.
Williams is in Sulphur in interest
of the defense of Walter Short, who
is on trial for the charge of killing
James W. Tyler, Enid.
Bachelor of Arts.
Gladys Barnes, Coyle; Heber P.
Battles, Muskogee; Hazel Beattie,
Oklahoma City; Allegra Berrigan,
Norman, Ruth Berrigan, Norman;
Marie Bump, Oklahoma City; Henry
Carroll, Gotobo; Alfred Cockrell,
Neosho; Opal Craine, Sapulpa; Floy
Elliott, Alva; Nona Bess Friar, Stig-
ler; Allie Mae Gwinn, Ardmore; Fred
Carl, Davidson; Mrs. Ruby Clifton,
Norman; Mrs. Georgia Gillespie,
Guthrie; Ada Freeland Hanna, Okla-
homa City; Irma Harrington, Nor-
man; Hazel Ililsmyer, Weleetka; Roy
Hinds, Beggs; Phillip Hodnett, Mar-
low; Helen Hudgens, Norman; Eula
Hatcher, Norman; Byron Hendon,
Earlsboro, Eugenia Kaufman, Weath-
erford; Edna B. Kelly, El Reno; Wm.
E. Lane, Alva; Josh Lee, Rocky; Ben
Parker Lewis, Stillwell; Eva McGib-
man; Paul Myers, Norman; Arthur
Parmalee, Oklahoma City; Guine
Peach, Bridgeport, Ethel Readin, Ok-
lahoma City; Wm. B. Schoggin, Nor-
man; Gladys Scruggs, Norman; Ethel
Maude Smith, Tulsa; Grover Strother,
Altus; Walter C. Snow, Ada; Beulah
Taylor, Norman; David M. Warner,
Norman; Lucille Westervelt, Okla-
homa City; Frank Pauly, Edmond:
Pearl Miller, Denton, Texas; Esther
Redmond , Thomas; Guy Lackey,
Wayne; J. N. Helmick, Wakita; Wal-
ter Berger, Wynnewood.
Claude Klapp, Tecumseh; Wm. F.
Bachelor of Science.
R. M. Hargrove, Norman; E. G.
Johnson, Oklahoma City.
Bachelor of Music.
Helen Zenor, Norman.
Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Ralph Shead, Norman.
kets in thirty days.
All visitors are highly pleased with
Just received a shipment of Lad-
ies adjustable waist band underskirts.
$1.50 quality trimmed in fine em-
6 j broidery only $1.00 Saturday and
BONDS BRING I'REMll M
At a recent meeting of the city
council, the $10,000.00 Waterworks
Extension Bonds, were sold to C.
Sdg^r Hornold, of Oklahoma City, at
I a premium of $125.00. Mr. Hornold
| will also furnish the bonds and pay
for all proceedings, which will
amount from $100 to $200.
the Theta's; also, $18.25 from a bene-
fit dance planned by the Misses Ethel
Maude Smith and Frances Buchanan
anil their friends. As funds are very
much needed, we especially appreciate
all such donations. Who will be thf
NEWMAN FARM BOUGHT
Judge J. B. Dudley on Monday
bought the Leo Ullman farm six
miles west of Norman for a consid-
eration of $12,000.
The deal was handled by the Pick-
ard Company. Judge Dudley displays
confidence in Cleveland county real
estate by this and former purchases,
and expects to make more in the fu-
ARRESTS ARE MADE
per cent abandonment on same date j Monday.—Rucker's.
FOR IMM0RIAL CONDUCT eastern";,., "southeasterlfpart 'of Z ~ '
Owing to arrests made Sunday | state shows up well while in places j
night by marshal Fulkerson three ; ^ westor" «OUthw«rtern
women and two men are confined in Part? "f the state the crop is almost
;i failure, especially so in the extreme
the local jail.
The women confess to have been southwestern parts.
Cotton shows up well with a con-
It looks like some merchants
advertise and sell as advertised-
if busy clerks is a true sign—it is
that way at Rueker's.
WANDA JOSEPHINE KIMBF.RLIN
Mr. and Mrs. Kemper Kimberlin
are the happy parents of a newly ar-
rived little girl whgm they have
chosen to name Wnndu Josephine.
Wanda came to her parents Sunday,
July 22, 1917.
supporting both themselves and their |
companions by means of illegal I dltlon of 75 per cent,
prostitution, but owing to the lack of
evidence proving interstate complica-
tion the men have not been indicated
under the Mann White slavery act.
Rev. B. C. Perry is assisting in a
revival meeting at Stella. Nine con-
versions are reported thus far.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Smith were
visiting friends and relatives near
Stroud; Daniel F. Myer, Nor-1 Noble last Sunday.
Rev. R. A. Brigham, wife and chil-
dren were visitors here last Sunday.
Miss Ella Merritt was visiting her
brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Merritt last week. They
were the guests at the home of Mr.
J. L. Rollins Wednesday evening.
A number of young folks gathered
at the home of Mr. Wright last Sun-
day and some good singing was done.
At the close of singing Rev. Brig-
ham sang "Sweeter as the Years
Born:—To Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Barnard, a fine boy, Sunday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. John Abshier were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Major
The picnic at the Christian church
was attended by a large crowd. The
program was splendid. The proceeds
were for the benefit of the church.
Everyone is invited to Sunday School
at 2:30 p. m. every Sunday.
A violent hail and wind storm
visited Franklin last Tuesday. The
cotton was ruined by hail and great
damage to growing crops.
The ice cream supper at Mr. Wood-
ward's Saturday night was attended
by a number of young folks. All re-
port a good time.
Mr. and Mrs. Farley and family, of
Henryetta, are visiting Mr. and Mrs.
A. S. Thurman. They were visitors
at the home of Mr. J. L. Rollins Sun-
Miss Ethel Blackburn has returned
home after a several weeks absence.
A large revival is in progress un-
der the large arbor. Everyone in-
vited to service at 8:30 p. m. every
CARRIERS WILL MEET
Plans for the Oklahoma Rural Car-
riers Association which is to be held
in Norman on September 1st, were
discussed at a joint meeting of thi
Chamber of Commerce and the local
From 200 to 300 of Uncle Sam's
men are expected in Norman on
Labor Day and John Pool, of Wynne-
wood, president of the state asso-
ciation was in attendance at the meet-
ing to discuss and direct the elabor-
ate work of entertainment.
This is 7 per
cent below condition on same date
last year and 4 per cent better than
the condition of last month. 5 per
cent of the acreage planted this year
has been abandoned. This is 3 per
cent less than the acreage abandoned
up to same date last year. Reports
received at this office, show that the
crop is about two or three weeks late
in some parts of the State, but. that
the plant is sturdy and making rapid |
progress. Have not received reports
of any serious damage to crop by boll
The average price of wheat for the
State is $2.10 per bushel, of oats, 72c.
On August 25th of last year wheat
sold for $1.20 per bushel and oats for
43c. This is an increase in price of
almost 100 per cent as compared with
last year's prices.
All forage crops show up well, con-
sidering the moisture condition of the
soil and the continued droughty
weather. Kaffir, Milo, Sorghum and
Peanuts all show a prospect of 72
per cent of a full crop. The condi-
tion of the following crops on same
date last year were as follows: Kaf-
fir 76 per cent, Milo 75 per cent,
Sorghum 81 per cent and Peanuts 82
per cent. Alfalfa has been seriously
set back by lack of moisture and pro-
duction of same has been consider-
ably lighter than last year's yield.
The growing condition is 63 per cent.
This is 16 per cent less than the con-
dition of same date last year and 10
per ecnt less than the condition of one
The condition of the soil is 53 per
cent. Condition last month was 60
per cent. All crops are badly in
need of moisture. During the past
month local rains have been of some
benefit to crops in all parts of the
BOLING TO BRITTON
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Bowling and j
daughter, Oline, left Sunday for Brit- j
ton, Okla., where they will make their
Buy some of that 20c Voile for lac
per yard.—Ruckers Saturday.
I Good sound gentle driving horse,
i harness and buggy. Will sell cheap
; and take bankable note.
MRS. A. V. JORDAN,
SECOND PAYMENT DUE
The second payment on your Red
Cross subscription is due. You will
please call at the Norman State
Bank and pay same at once.
D. E. Rogers, of Oklahoma City,
bought the Bailey Binford farm
southwest of Norman Monday for
$18,000. Binford will continue to live
529 Last Comanche St., Norman, j in the community indefinitely.
BARKER & COMPANY
Dry Goods and Groceries
At the S. II. McCall and Co., old stand has been
taken over by W. N. Rucker. Mr. Rueker starts this
business a humming, with a big .'Kk- sale. Starting Sat-
urday morning that will be a lively place. They are to sell
this stock regardless of former prices, or regardless of
You know Rueker's reputation and this is regarded
as a fortunate thing that Rucker has got full control! of
this business, selling will be the slogan, be at the open-
ing Saturday at 8 A. M.
McCalls & Sons old stand, North Side of Main
4 pounds of Granulated sugar for
3 pair of sox, black or tan for
50 cent, Four-in-Hand Ties for
Ladies 75 cent Waists for
9 cakes, 5 cent Laundry soap for
5, 10 cent box of Sunbrights Cleaner for
3 boxes of 15 cent Sweet Peas for
Mens and Boys 50 cent Caps for
Mens 50 cent Suspenders for
4 large 15 cent Huck Towels
3 pair of mens 15 cent heavy sox for
4 boxes of Mince Meat for
Silk finish suiting 36 inches wide, 75 cenl quality, Beautiful OOP
designs only per yard ... JJU
Space will not permit us to enumerate every article,
which we will sell at 39c, but call and look this stock of
fresh goods over. No old stock on hand as we have long
since sold all the McCall Groceries out.
RUCKER'S Next door to Norman State Bank
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Fox, J. O. Cleveland County Enterprise (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 2, 1917, newspaper, August 2, 1917; Norman, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc108647/m1/1/: accessed December 17, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.