The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, October 2, 1914 Page: 1 of 10
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THE LEXINGTON LEADER
LEXINGTON. CLEVELAND COUNTY. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY. OCTOBER, 2 1914
t'Ol'NTY WINS SI-'.COM) HONORS NOTH'K TO KAKMER8
Cleveland County products won Washinston D. C. Sept 21.
second honors at the State Fair in!The Leader Lexington, Oklahoma:
the awards Tuesday, and carried: j The cotton situation is most ser-
uway with the honor. $150.00 in ious. Something nftust be done at
prize money. Cleveland county 1 oncce or the farmers and all classes
scored a total of 919.5 as against a of business in the cotton producing
total score of 925 by Caddo, winner states will suffer financial loss, and
of the first prize. The race was a bankruptcy. 1 am enclosing a state-
closely contested one. Jackson won j ment which I sent the papers a few
the third honor and $125. Frst days ago reviewing the situation,
place carried $200.00 prize with it. | and suggesting a remedy. Some of
Caddo was awarded the silver lov-1 us are doing all we possibly can to
ing cup for the third consecutive! secure the passage of a bill provid-
year Frank Thralls, the superin- S ine an advancement by the govern-
tendent of the exhibit, attributes ment as suggested in that statement,
his success to four things viz: the j 1 think the people ought to know
ability to make a neat display, the the facts and the prospects of ac-
fllling of all classes required; tile j complishing that plan. They are
fertility of Caddo's soil which pro- not the best. The cotton growing
duced products as good as the bets, j states—eleven in number—have
close attention to the requirements\ twenty-two of the ninety-six Sena-
of the State Fair catalogue.
H. H. Jacobs county agent J. M.
Lawrence E. Levy and H. O. Mill-
er were active in the preparation of
the Cleveland County exhibit and
the short time they put in on the
work bespeaks a world for them.
Cleveland can win that first prize
next year and will do it.
' tors, and ninety two of the 435
members of the House—less than
one-fourth. It is regrettable that a
part of these oppose Federal aid.
While we will secure some assist-
ance from members outside the cot-
ton growing states, these figures
demonstrate the difficulty of secur-
| ing governmental aid.
The fight will be made however,
RESOLUTIONS OF ISESPECT I win or lose, and the record will dis-
WHEREAS , The Grim Reaper; close th enames of those who stano
has appeared in our midst and call-, for the people in this crisis. At a
ed our Brother, Alvin E. Pernell, j joint meeting of Senators and Con-!
from the earthly walks of life, to gressmen last night it was decided1
stands before the Supreme Grand j that Congress by levying an excise
Master of the Universe, Who judg- tax could reduce the production next
eth all by the standard of Friend- year by one-half, that is it could
"ship. Love and Truth; prohibit an acreage for 1915 in ex-
AND WHEREAS, Lexington cess of one-half the acreage for 1914
Lodge No. 39, Independent Order of j The enacment of a law of this kind
Odd Fellows, deeply and keenly j would without doubt create a mark- ^
realizes the loss of a true brother,1 et at ten cents per pound or better
who was ever willing and ready to' for every bale of coton produced
lend a helping hand to those in dis- this year. The consumer would be
tress, who was loyal to the cause forced into the market to secure a
of the just, who was an Odd Fellow supply not only for this year but for
in spirit as well as in name, who, next, and the result would not only
believed in its principles and fol-1 be a good price for the product this
lowed its doctrines; one whose mem- j year but for the 1915 crop as well,
ory we shall cherish; J This is a drastic remedy and
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED should not be enacted only as a last
That we extend to the bereaved resort. The condition we face de-
relatives and friends of our deceased , mands an heroic remedy. There is
brother, our heartfelt sympathy and little doubt that a law of this kind
condolence, in this, tjieir hour of can be passed if the farmers desire
trial, and commend them to Him,, it. I am therefore sending you this
Who watcheth over the widow and analysis with the request that the
the orphan and Who tempereth the farmers meet, discuss the question,
wind to the shorn lamb; ' pass resolutions setting forth their
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, j views and send the same to me. I
That the Chapter of the Lexington desire to know their wishes and
Lodge No. 39 Independent Order of will to the best of my ability, re-
flect those views on the floor of the
If 1 can be instrumental in aiding
to solve this question and save our
people tjankruiptcy 1 would be will-
ing if necessary to close my public
career w'th its accomplishment. I j
invite your immediate attention,
co-operation and suggestions. Act
at once and let me hear from you.
J. B. THOMPSON
WHO SAID HARD FIMES?
/' \ 11'<*
—Smith in Chicago Tribune.
bills tliat b' i - the crowds and get the pr'ce> There's a big import-
ance attached to a neat and attractive bill. We will be pleased to
quota you reasonable prices. See us.
THE U KINGTON LEADER
Odd Fellows be draped in mourning
for a period of thirty days commenc-
ing September 28th 1914; that the
name of the deceased brother be en-
tered on our death roll; and that a
copy of these resolutions be spread
on the Minutes of the lodge and a
copy thereof be furnished the rela-
tives of our deceased brother and a
copy published in the Lexington
Geo. C. Burke
J. W. Marcum
T. W, Keller
J. B. Massey
< \ltl> OK THANKS
To The Farmers of 6-1 West
You are urgently requested to
| meet at Spring Hill School House.
I Saturday night, October 3rd for the
purpose of discussing the cotton sit-
We wish to thank our manyiuation and advising Joe B. Thomp-
friends for the flowers and other j son of this district regarding our
deeds of generous thoughtfulness views on the situation. Congress-
in our our hour of grief and trouble j man Th&mpson has requested that
and sincerely appreciate the support] the farmers meet and take action at
and syrftyathy of the Masons and, once and assist in the plan that
Odd Fellows and all who offered j Congress has devised for the sale of
Mrs. Sarah Parnell
Mrs. Velma Parnell,
If you want have a successful and
well advertised sale see the Leader
and 5et our plan and prices. We
can get you a crowd,
our cotton. Your presence Saturday j
night means something to you. Be
there. Meeting called to order at
8:30 at Spring Hill School House.
Try the Leader three months, 25c.
Modle Country School
To The County Superintendent: —
On August 20th, I wrote you a
letter relative to a model country
school. A large number of county
superintendents have responded and
have expressed their intention to es-
tablish such a school. Three of the
State Normal schools have establish-
ed such schools a short distance
from the city in which the Normal
school is located, feel that others
I sent a copy of this letter to
every state superintendent and to
the United States Commissioner of
Education and without exception it
hag been approved as the best plap
that has ever been presented in the
way of improvng rural education.
We are collecting * material from
which we will compile a bulletin
on this subject between now and
January first. We would like to
have your suggestion and help. A
large number of county superintend-
ents have agreed to assist in this
work. Practically all newspapeds
of the state have approved the plan
and as stated above a large number
of county superintendents have ap-
proved it and we hope that even a
greater number of those who have
not written us are intending to at-
tempt the work with a resolution to
put it hrough.
The purpose of this letter is to
call your attention again to the fact
that we are expecting every county
superintendent to establish a school
of this kind and if conditions are
such or if your work is such that
you feel that you cannot, will you
please let me know at once because
I w/ftl again call for some one in
your ctAinty to volunteer to estab-
lish this school?
Enclosed I am sending a form let-
ter which I hope you will fill out
and return at once in the enclosed
self addressed envelope. We can f
make this a great success by all
Yours very truly, 1
R. H. WILSON'.
State Superintendent of
Public Instruction j
THE I'UNO IS GROWING
There are several subscriber who
have not paid their subscriptions
atld while we know it is an over-
sight in niiuy instances, still A.LL
should watch the dating on your
paper and be saved the embarrass-
ment of being presented with a state
rnant. If you do not care to. take
the i-Vp^r, m k ""efuSWU1 and we
will discontinue your name.
The following have renewed their
subscriptions this week: E. M. A.li-
ernathy, P. W. Booker, W. K. Breed
ing. W. C. Breedin, J. B. Collins, J.
C, Dowdy,Mrs. Mattie Elkin, Chas.
Greemore, Mrs. Perry Kuggle, J. D.
Hackler, John Horttor, Clarence
Horttor, Robert Isom, Tom Keller,
D N. Kostenbader J. W. Marcum,
John Massey, J. O. Motsenbocker,
Murray Northcutt, J. P. Perkins,
Dick Travis, Ira Wright, E. C. Gray,
Ed Lowe, Ben Perreter, E. W.
Wynne, William Moutaw, R. W.
Baliner.A, M. Myers William Ward,
L. Bohanan, Eli Ward, E. J. Simp-
son, Tom York, E. C. Ramsey.
Jl'DGE J. . KSTKS TO SPEAK
Judge J, S. Estes, of Oklahoma
City will speak in Lexington on Sat-
urday, October 3rd. at 1:00 o'clock
p. m. Judge Estes is one of the
best speakers in the state and you
should avail yourself of the oppor-
tunity if hearing him.
A J. Stevens, living five miles
north of here, was in town Friday
with a bale of cotton and transact-
ing other business. Mr, Stevens was
one of the blue ribbon winners in
th • recent abricultural exhibit of
the Farmers Institute and says he
is g < ng to specialize in pure seed.
He is thoroughly interested in bet-
ter Hi farming conditions in the
sounth end of the county and wantn
this sect'on to reach the top in
Capital and Surplus, $18,000
Chits. Greemore, President.
Nf. R. Northcutt, Cashier (§) *
M ■ and Mrs. Everett Sherman
and baby, Nadine, were visitors to
Norman Saturday evening to spend
Sunday at the Holland home
PKUCMMIVARY <>l .1. E. PETERS
The 'preliminary of J. E. Peters,
charged with killing Alvin Parnell
here last Thursday night, was held
Monday before County Judge F. B,
Swank in the county court room,
and the defendant was adjudged
not guity. A crowd that packed
the court room was on |iand to hear
the ev'dence. The court said
that insufficient evidence had been
produced to warrant binding the de-
fendant over to the district court
and he was set free. Deputy Sher-
iff Tom Reed arrived with Mr.
Peters about 11 o'clock from Nor-
man where he was taken last Thurs-
day night after the death of Parnell.
A.bout ten witnesses were examined
Attorney Hen Williams represented
Peters, while Attorney J. D. Grigs-
by and Attoriney E. E. Glasco of
Purcell represented the state.
The altercation between Mr. Pet-
ers and the deceased occurred Thurs
day evening about 7:30 o'clock In
Mr. Peter's cotton office over the
Security State Bank, and was the
outgrowth of the buying of cotton
in the Lexington market it. is pre-
sumed, When found the defeased
was on top of Mr. Peters and had
vice like grip on bis throat. Mr.
Claunch who was the first lo dis-
cover them, separated the two men
and immediately summoned physi-
cians, Mr. Parnell had been cut
terribly about the head and arms
and was in a semi-concious condi-
tion. The floor of the room was
literally covered with blind. The
doctors worked fast with Mr. Par-
nell but the fi 'cat loss of blood had
weikentjd him so much thn ha lost
cenciousneso and died AO't.'t 11:00
i'clock. Mr. Peters was taken to
the Cleveland ounty joil. to awcU
lila prelimlm?ry. Monda?.
The body ol tV deceased was
taken to the Rj.ckley undertaking
parlors in Purcell and the funeral
services were held Saturday morn-
ing with Interment in the Lexing-
S' HOOL PRO< LAMATIOX
WHEREAS, Governor Lee Cruce
has proclaimed Friday. October 9th
as Fire Prevention Day for the State
of Oklahoma, and
WHEREAS, Life and property
are endangered by permitting the
fire hazard to exist and it is for the
removal of the same that this day
has been set aside,
THEREFORE. I proclaim Friday,
October 9th, 1914. as clean-up and
inspection day for the schools of Ok-
lahoma. and 1 ask that all trash and
rubbish be removed from all school
premises and that a careful inspec-
tion he made by the teachers and
the Boards of Education of the
.premises including apparatus, coal
bins wood yards, flues and chilli
neys, and that all defects found to
exist be remedied at once, and at
the same time a thorough inspec-
tion he made of the well and closets
in couu° tion with the school to the
end that they may be put In a
healthy rid sanitary codition.
Done this 28th day of September,
(Signed! R. H. Wilson,
Slate Superintendent of
Try tho L'iador tUrea months, 25c.
ROUTE No. ONE
Miss Nettie Stevens was a guest
at a week end house party given by
Misses Helen and Anna Chandler of
Oklahoma City from Thursday to
G. W. Merritt and family were
] state fair visitors Saturday.
Misses Birdie Boggs and Edith
Hunt were Derby Day visitors at
the state fair.
Randol Kisler and Miss Hazel
Kienlin were visitors at the J. J.
Stevens home Sunday afternoon.
Earl Stevens saw the O. U,—C. S.
N, football game at the state fair
Miss Merle Collins visitod her
sister Miss Desste, at Ok ahomn
City over the week end.
Miss Erma Cavenee spent Sunday
with friends in Lexington.
A. T. Alson and family toon. in
Hie state fair Saturday.
Fred Mathis was in Oklahoma
City Sunday and Monday lookius
after business interests.
W. W. Graham and family were
in Purcell Tuesday.
Miss Elsie Stevens is visiting at
the capitol also attending tho state
It seenis as though our county
commissioners are getting somewhat
indifferent about seeing after some
! of the bridges. Some of them are iu
Miss Audrey Puryear returned
j from Shawnee last week.
Clint Cooley has purchased a new
1 cider press
Cotton! Cotton! Keeps coming
in despite the low price—-Farmers
say though they can make money at
eight and one half cents. Nothing
like being optomistic.
Glenwood Fruit Farm
Every year the food value of
apples becomes better known,
and housekeepree are becom-
ing aquainted with their med-
dical value, a knowledge that
is not to be despised.
An old physician says if he
could feed apples the year
around he could raise children
who would take every prize of-
fered for physical development.
With the apples he would feed
them bread (cornbread or gra-
ham flour) with plenty of
butter and all the milk they
Spread cubes of sponge cake
with chopped apples; making
sandwiches out of them.
Place each sandwich. on a
large crisp lettuce leaf when
At Baird's you can see and buy the
real Shida Baskets
in a complete assortment of brown, maroou and bronze^ Tliofte
basket,** were made in Japan and we were laoky iu buy-lug our stook
before the present war started Prices have gone up over 200 per cent
on these baskets and they are practically unobtainable. Our pnoo
remains the same—85c to $l.M) The assortment is made np of
Sandwich, bread and work (combination) fruit, and
atork basket, dome over and s<i« them — we have
other interesting novelties
BaircFs iWa&l Store
Purcell, Oklahoma j
Dollars Have Wings
It has been aptly said that "Dollars have wings."
It must be true. They get away so easily that it is
hard to keep them with us loug.
The very best cage for the flighty dollar is a good,
reliable bank, like ours, where they will be safely
housed and ai** subject to release only on your per-
sonal check. It's the safe, modern, successful way.
It' you have not already adopted this plan, we invite
you to open aa account with us, uo matter how small
THE SECURITY STATE BANK
E. M. Abernathy, President R. M. Evans, Cashier
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