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Vol. 6. No 40
DAVENPORT, LINCOLN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1914.
$1.00 per yea*
LOCAL NEWS
Remember the "Elete."
Prepare for Thanksgiving.
Another big frost Monday
morning.
Link Roberts was in Chandler
on business Tuesday.
N. J. Caves lias become a
regular reader of the New Era.
The Nyal line has no fakes,
only cures. Owl Drug Co. only.
Mrs. Oby Olson went to
Chandler Friday to pay her
taxes.
^ Next week we will prftit our
"Turkev Day Edition." Look
for the turkey.
The Tulsa Jeweler v\ill be at
our store all day every Wednes-
day. Owl Drug Co.
Rev. James Cage preached at
the Christian church Sunday
morning anil evening.
The Philomaethiac will give
its next entertainment on the
night before Thanksgiving.
Archie Myers. Hiram Cook
and Harry Cook, living east of
town, spent Sunday in Daven-
port.
W. M. Hicke.y and E. C.
Lower have adued their names
to our subscription list since
last issue.
Everybody's doin' it. Doiu'
what? Gettin' ready to go to
the school house tomorrow
pight. Elete
Miss Bishop, one of the in-
structors in our schools, visited
with home folks at Chandler
Saturday and Sunday.
WANTED—'Possum, skunk,
wolf, coon, mink, all kinds of
bides and furs- 1 pay tiash.—
D. M. Tryon, at the New Era
office.
V
PROGRAM
Philomaethian Literary Society
November 25th—7:45 p. m.
Band.
Song by Glee Club.
Remarks by President.
R«e: Fannie Castle.
Piano: Eleanor Irvin.
Ladies Quartette: Adams, Bell,
Irvin, Imel.
Ree: Marie Bell.
Piano Duett: Jurene Grigsby and
Pearl Price.
Newspaper: Elyyn Keller.
Rec: Nelle Hall.
Male Quartette: Adams, Kimball,
Davie, Cisco.
Rec: Aretha Jones.
Music: Orchestra.
"Coon Creek Courtship": Granville
Grigsby and Lucile Irvin.
Band.
Debate: Resolved, That compulsory
education is practical.
Affirmative: Negative:
J*hn Blaney Roy Harrison
Goidie Imel Edgar Moore
Bessie Bell Anna Adami
Claude Adams, Pres.
Ethel Cook, Sec.
Appioved by Principal.
COUNTRY BOYS, TOO
Our free scholarship of-
fer is not limited to boys
and girls of Davenport.
Any white boy or girl,
living anywhere, can get
the scholarship at this of-
fice at 2 o'clock Jan. 1st,
provided he or she gets
us the most dollars on
subscription by that time.
A day is a day, and every
day you wait is a day lost.
Wake up! Start!
OBJECT AND PURPOSE OF HIGH SCHOOL,
BY proeeb80r noah CISCO
SANTA CLAUS PAPER
On December 17th, we
will print and mail our
special Christmas number
of the New Era. This
will make you "set up
and take notice." It will
be different from any New
Era ever printed. It has:
Twelve pages; twelve
colors. It's beautiful. If
you want one, subscribe
at once. $1 till January
1st, 1916.
GREAT MOVEMENT
On page two in this issue i.- a
story of the First Educational
Mile of road and how it was
built bv the high school pupils
of Seminole and the achievement
is not only a splendid tribute to
its originator but a monument
to the young people who accom-
plished it.
The movement is attracting
attention all over the United
States and is likely to spread and
was due to the happy iuspration
of Sidney Suggs, State Highway
Commissioner, who has secured
the co operation of State Super-
intendent. of Public Instruction
R. H. Wilson, who is pointing
out to the school teachers the
advantages of the better road
movement to the Consolidated
School movement.
These two state officials stand
ready to push the work in every
school district, in the state, be-
lieving that not only will the
young men ard women be bene
titted and instructed, but that it
will be anothe: step in the back
to the farm movement and
incidentally a benefit to the
coming generation.
The first mile was a success
and already Stephens county
has organized every one of its
seventy-five school districts and
that many miles of road are to
be intelligently built under the
direction of state experts.
Eyery school in our county
can well afford to go into the
merits of the movement and
should write the State Highway
Department at Oklahoma City
for all particulars.
In a personal letter to us Mr.
Suggs say8: "This Department
stands ready to assist your
country or community to cons-
truct. one of these Educational
Miles of Road at any time. If
we can in any other manner
help the promotion of Good
Roads in your district the De
partement is at your service."
i . I... .. i
In the vast army of education-
al workers in the slate of Okla-
homa we find many men and
women whose whole time is
bought and paid for ' y the state
that they may preside at the
teacher's desk in the High j
Schools of the state. When we
contemplate the number of these
High School teachers we find;
them great, when we estimate
thocoetto the staff for their
maintenance we find it. immense,
and when we ask: "Why all
this vast allotment' of «-0ik and
money for the up keep of these
High Schools?" we are forced to
pause for what we are willing
to accept as a satisfactory ans-
wer And in ord. r that we may
more fully appreciate the Object
and Purpose of the High Schools,
we need to review somewhat
the character of work possible
to he done bv the Rural and
vague idea nf the C*oik over
which he has gone^ with hut
little strength to battle with
life's duties and responsibilities.
Now if we leave him there wit h
his head scarcely above the sur-
face, now little chance has he to
matte good in life? He has all
that the grades can gi^e i.im.
He no longer feels that his time
can be well spent, in the niral or
graded schools. Where then is
he to turn for further help in
his life preparation? He cannot
enter the colleges or universities.
His preparation is too meager
for that, and he is made to cry-
out: "Where can 1 go for help
now that I am out of the grades
by reason of work, and out of
the colleges and uniyersities by
reason of lack of preparation?"
riiven it is that the High School
beckons him ti its tuition where
he can not only exiend his al-
This Week's New Era:
PAGE 1 —"Local News," the Philomaethian
and Elete Programs, "Great Movement,''
"Object and Purpose of High School,"
and "Five Years Ago."
PAGE 2—"A Practical Example of Oklaho-
homa Highway Work." If you're inter-
ested in good roads, look it over. If not
interested in good roads, look over it.
PAGE 3 — "Quarantine Is Extended." Head
of the epidemic that is threatening the
cattle, sheep and hog industries of the
whole United States.
PAGE 4— "The School Doin's,'' "Neighbor-
hood Happenings", medicine dope and two
columns of advertising. Read of the do-
ings of our Country Cousins.
PAGE 5—The page that should be full of
advertisements of our live (?) business
men. As it is, the kids may use it to draw
pictures and scribble on.
PAGE 6—"Germans Give up the Far East,"
"5000 to Decide the Governor's Race" and
three more columns of election news. If
you want war news, read this pagre.
PAGE 7—"The Ambition of Mark Truitt"—
one of the best serials ever printed. We
have all back number* at this office if you
missed part of it.
PAGE 8—Our big clubbing offer. This is a
proposition that fits in well with n scarcity
of money. Saves you from 50c to $1.25 on
t each club. Make tiacks for our office.
Just Look What's In It
Clubs are still trumps.
I wish to thank my friends in
and around Davenport for their
support during the past campa-
ign and election.—J. Bart
Foster.
As far as we can learn there
was none women present at the
Woodman hall Tuesday evening
to organize a clean-up club. It's
too bad, sure 'nuff.
The Baptist Sunday school ex
tends their most hearty tfanks
to the Christian Sunday school
for the beautiful pennant "Loyal
workers," which was presented
to us last Sunday.—Committee.
D. Cunningham will sell bis
horses, cattle, implements, feed
and household goods at public
auction on Thursday, Nov. 19th
at the old Tubbs farm 2 miles
east and 2 north of Davenport.
On account of ill health he will
leave Oklahoma. Col. L. Rob-
erts is auctioneer aud 0. D.
Groom clerk.
Graded Schools of the state.
In the one teacher rural-school
we find the course of study so
crammed with subjects that the
teacher has but few minutes at
most to give to even the most
important ones in her daily
schedule of recitations. When
she comes to her work at the
opening session she finds such a
mountain of effort confronting
her that it is a wonder to us that
she does not give up in dispair
at the thought of trying to do
the impossible. Rut Spartan-
like she takes hold of her work
with a determination to do the
most her ability will permit, and
all through the long months of
worry aud teaching she gives to
the pupils under her tuition the
most that is possible for her to
give under the handicapped
circumstances, and when such
struggle is over and the pupil
has by dint of hard work and
persistent study reached a point
where he can ''pass" the Eighth
Grade Examination where do
we find him on the educational
road? At best be has only a
ready commenced work, but
take in addition new branches
of work and enter new avenues
of information that broaden hie
field of vision and extend his
horizen beyond the narrow
limits of an eighth grade educa-
tion.
The High School teacher
recognizes in this new pupil an
additional care that must not be
neglected. He begins work
this new recruit not with the
single idea of preparing him to
enter college or university, but
with the idea of preparing him
for life. For not all of our High
School graduates ever enter
col leg- or universities. A vast
majority of them go out to live
when I hey have completed a
High School education. And
their success or failure in life
can be traced largely to their
High School training, notwith
standing we are sometimes
prone to excuse ourselves of any
failure that one of our pupils
may make by saying we did the
best we could ancj it is his fault
if he fails.
Ceatmutxl mm w«ek
GO TO COLLEGE FREE
' The New Era is going
to give to the boy or girl,
who gets us the most dol-
lars on subscription from
now until Jan. 1, 1915 at
2 p. m., a scholarship in
the Capital City Business
College at Guthrie, good
for a complete unlimited
course in Bookkeeping or
Shorthand. Get samples
and work. Do something
worth while.
SILO NEWS
The silage continues to re-
main good. The best I ever
saw. It is very wet and heavy
and the cattle eat it clean. The
silage will last for a week or
more. We hav(3 now fed over
tbirtv-lhrefj tons. It is a flight
to see how the cattle eat it, but
a delight to see how they fatten.
Last season when we filled our
silo we did not use much water.
The silage did not keep well nor
feed satisfactorily. This year
we Hooded the cut kafir, letting
it absorb ali I fie water it would,
the balance running away. The
green wet kafir cooks in the silo.
If there isn't plenty of water it
burns during the cooking period
as anything else would if no
water was added. We advocate
using pleuty of water in filling
the silo. It packs much better
Ihus excluding the air.
It would pay someone to refill
the silo after another week. If
one man hasn't enough shock
fodder to fill ir, several might go
together in filling, or the silo
could be bought now at a re-
duced price. It would pay for
itself in the one filling.
F. A. Mitchell.
FIVE YEARS AGO
* RESOLUTIONS
Whereas; the Supreme Ruler
of the Universe has called to her
eternal home the wife of Our
friend and brother Pres Combs,
whose loss we deplore;
Whereas, we, Davenport
Lodge No. 315. 1.0.0.F, of Dav-
poit, Oklahoma, in token of re-
spect, esteem anil tender remem-
brance, desire to express our
sorrow and to extend to our be-
reaved brother and his family
our sincere sympathy and to
publish to the woild this resolu.
tion of respect aud that 'we ex-
tend to our sorrowing brother
and his family such assurance
as can be conveyed in words.
Therefore; Be it resolved that
the members of Davenport
Lodge, No. 315, I. O. O. F, are
mindful of the great loss to our
friend and brother and have
part in his sorrow.
Ann be it further resolved that
these resolutions be made A part
of the minu'es of this Lodge and
copies be furnished our sorrow-
ing brother and his family and
to the local paper for publica
tion.—Davenport Lodge No. 315
I. O. O. F.
| M. H. Taulbee
(Signed)-i W. A. Price
( Vamp Smoot
—Chas. Hedges was-editor
of this paper.
—Prof. Dodd was superinten-
dent of our schools.
—Miss Margaret Dye returned
to Guthrie to resume work at
the C. C. B. C.
—Link Roberts and T. W.
Smith opened up a meat market
in the Gossett shop.
—Mrs. Chas. Berner entertain-
ed the Meccabee Club Monday
night with an Attic Party.
—Eionzo Horn and Chas.
York, both of Columbus, Kan.,
started an "Apostolic Move
meiit'' heie.
— While peeping under the
tint of ttich rds wagon show,
John Wilson got pluoked on the
head with a rock,
—Ninety one pupils of the
Davenport school recived a half
holiday as a result of perfect
attendance for the first quarter.
—Tuesday morning the east
bound freight went into the
ditch about two miles west of
Davenport, killing the engineer
and badly scalding the fireman.
—One business firm (and it's
still here) had an advertisement
in this paper that took up more
space than all our live ,■(?) busi-
ness men combined have in this
issue. Are they dead? No, juSt
asleep. The cackling of geese
saved Rome. Better wake up
when I he goose cackles.
Williams, the democrat candi-
date, is elected governor by a
small majority.
The High School boys are
trying to get up a basket Nail
game for Thanksgiving night.
The play that is being prepar-
ed by the Davenport Cornet
Band, under the instruction of
Mrs. J. E. Wright, is what we
would pronounce "a go-getter."
Watch for date of presentation.
Make tracks to the New Era.
Pearl Stalker is back in school
after a short illness.
F. M. Stockwell and family
have moved back from the
country to their property in
Davenport.
W. E. Lynges and P. S.
Terrill are up-to the times farm-
ers, as both have left orders at
this office for printed stationery.
We print 100 envelopes for 50c
for farmers.
PROGRAM
Elete Literary Society
November 13th
Band.
Talk by President.
Song: T/oys Price.
Rec: Marie Messersmith.
Rec: Isabella Cotart.
Dia: "In want of a servant."
Song: Eight Children.
Rec: Lois Moore.
Current Events: Elmer Moore.
Rec: Allen Cage.
Band.
Rec: Julius Wright.
Drill: Newsboys.
Song: May Robberson.
Dia: Frank and Roy.
Rec: May Cox.
Newspaper: Ralph King.
Rec: Martin Pace.
Song: Glee Club.
Band.
Deweey Tryon, Pres.
Pearl Robertson, Secy.
Approved by the National Board of
Professorship.
59 TIMES FOR $1.00
To new subscribers we
will send the New Era
from now until January 1,
1916, for only $1.00. By
subscribing now you will
get our big Thanksgiving
Edition, which will be
great; and our Christmas
Edition, which will be
greater. Every family in
Davenport, and this whole
community, should read
the New Era.

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