The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, October 9, 1914 Page: 1 of 10
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IjEXINGTON school notes
George Merritt was one of our .
pleasant visitors last week. If work :
were not so urgent George would
By Lena Phillips
The earth is wrapped
like to enter high school and do darkness.
Post Graduate work. 1 '< b the hour of dawn.
Nigel Denison has returned from Far away in the east a blue-black
his Colorado trip and cast in his lot wal! of clouds extend half way ,
with the Sophomores at the High i around thehorizon.
Scliool. 1 Soon a faint haI° of light is seen I
Supt. R. W. Baliner commended above it as i£ from a huge tire far j
the good work done in general and away.
mere especially the Freshmen, who Thebrightness increases more and
hae put their shoulders to the wheel
«#■« Ii« Soeiaty
THE LEXINGTON LEADER
LEXINGTON, CLEVELAND COUNTY. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY. OCTOBER. 9 'c'4
more. Just above the dark cloud
is a deep red which fades gradually
upwards into orange then into yel-
low and finally disappears into the
Now the scene has changed; the
wall is broken, a narrow strip has
of education and are doing well. He
Also spoke of the spirit of altruism
that should be fostered in their
young hearts and throw their bo-
uetg of flowers on the living and
not wait until they are dead. What
use is there in covering the inani- !risen and discloses a bright splash
mate dead form of your loved friend color wh,ch looks brighter and
with flowers when his closed eys re(ier becaU8e of the lntense dark-
can no longer see, why whisper ; net,s o' the clouds around it.
words of endearment to ears that] -ook!
cannot hear, why press the kiss of [ The red has burst
brotherly affection on the cold lips I wa"« tearing it into
that can not respond. All of this "altering thefragments hither and
should be done to the living and | thither. Above is a wide expan
many times would we turn a sad ^n of bright country witn rocky
dejected heart into the channels of! le^es of gold and lakes and poolf
cheerfulness making joy to take the
place of sorrow if we would speak a
word of consolation to the dejected
Theprograms that are given show . bright scene.
From the horizon the '
out from the
of b ood. Farther back are dim
outlines of duller mounta'n tops.
The horizon s a straight hlg'i
line with nothing to break the
gently down into a sea of fog and
wis; tmu which the tr«3 tops r,a-:
rise like dail; shadows^
As it gets lighter in the east the
vapor seems to be pushed down in-
to the lower places forming rivers
and lakes of white foam.
Suddenly and without warning
a small edge of intense brightness
swiftly until a large ball of fire is
It is almost the shape of the
quite an improvement and it will be
worth your while to give us a visit. |
Electric bells have been installed!
in the school which adds much to I
the dignity aB well as the conven-1
ience of our system and does away
with the beating of the triangle, !
Arthur Stevens installed the system, j
A teachers meeting was held last;
Monday in which it was decide.-}
upon a suggestion from Supt. Bahn- aI'PearB above thehonzon
-. .... Pi 1 «* until n I'JPcrO rt !1 I I
er, that all thepupils names who are
neither tardy nor absent for a
month be printed in the Lexington
Leader, and those who are neither j«™th and thethin str.ps o cloud
absent nor tardy during 4 Tnohths "hich lie across it are, in place, and
receive a certificate of award. alld ' ^ape, like the equator, circles of the
those who are not absent nor tardy earta-
the entire eight rnorttbs receive vS I Tlie land 's noxl'
Diploma of Honor. Now itv is lip iight; the shadowy
to you parents whether your child: distinct shapes an e\er>t ting
will receive that Diploma of Honor gins ,0 nio\< in natura ore er. JANE
The farmers are hurrying to theoi n.i
work in the fields which are clothed !
in the dewy freshness of early
The birds are singing as if their
tiny hearts would everflow with joy
and freedom, and every little insect
is busily engaged in hunting
breakfast. The sun pursues its up-
ward course through the heavens.
The whole world is awake.
!C' >v v n.
, By Lewis Corbett,
The sun is lust going down
vend the beauf>:'bl grey hod.-.oii In
ti« west. Wboi just the upper half
j rt him can be > ,~n above thu hor-
; ; on he seem« 'o pause a moment as
114 to turn ar«3 t (k< a lat goo I look
at this si1_> >f n.uiHr earth l?fi"e
(•(i.tinuin : 1-t : >i M.'ev.
As he peeps out across the beau-
B. Y. P. II. ENTERTAINS
Last Friday the B. Y. P. U. spent
a most enjoyable evening at the
home of the Mlsscss Elliott.
After an Important business ses-
sion, inwhich many new improve-
ments were voted for by the mem-
bers, the guests were entertained
with music rendered by Lenora
Later iu the evening the guests
were led out on the lawn where they
tiful uneven landscape, he sees, ris-'ments. The table was artistically
| ing above everything, a very high 1 decorated with American Beauty
I wooden tower casting a long sha ! roses and yellow daisies, the letters
j dow out across the little buy on the
j east. Rising above the chimneys of
I the houses, he Sees long columns of
i smoke, which Ig'-evidence that the
j busy housewife is preparing supper
i for her husband, when he returns
liomefrom his days Jabor. Ho then
—Hodge in Spokane Spokesman-Review.
bills that bring the crowds and get the pr'ces—There's a big import-
ance attached to a neat and attractive bill. We will be pleased to
quote you reasonable prices. See us.
! faces about to see the industrious j
farmers as they come to the row's,
| end and begin taking out their |
teams to start homeland their sons
•as they finish their rows, hang up
I their hoes on the fence, und start
j home, counting the rows they
j have hoed that day as they go.
j While the smaller boys are at home
i doing the chores and the girls milk-
! ing the cows. He sees the smaller
children as they break up their ev-
ening games, and each one hurries
to its own home, occasionally turn-
ing and pointing at him and won-
dering why he is so beautiful and
looks so ipleasant this eveuing.
As he observes that many are
noticing him he decides to take a
look at himself and looks down at
clear waters of the bay and there
he himself is surprised ut his beau-
tiful red countenance. Trying to
hide his smile he turned his eyes
up to the sky, and there he beheld
arched about him, the spectrum
colors in order, nearest him a cir-
cle of red. next, orange, yellow, blue
and then fading off into a wide eli-
de of green.
Y. P. U. " being written in
At a late hour the guests return-
ed in a body to Lexington. Most
all the members of the body were
present. The B. Y. B. U. regretted
that their president, Mr. Pervy
Northcutt. was absent but his place
was filled by the vice president, Mr.
This meeting is one among the
many which this energetic organiza-
tion promise. It was organized for
the purpose of studying the Bible.
We wis to extend a hearty welcome
to those who wish to atend,
FRANK STEVENS HONORED
At the recent opening of the New
College year at Wesleyan University
Middletown, Conn.. Mr. F. E. Stev-
ens, Hon of Mr. and Mrs. J, J. Stev-
ens of Lexington, Oklahoma was ap-
pointed Chairman of the Deputa-
tions Committee of the College Y.
M. C, A. Mr. Stevens prepared Tor
College at Mt. Hermon School at Mt.
At various times during the year
a group ol students under the direc-
tion of the Deputations Committee
will assist pasler8 of out of town
churches by conducting a variety of
meetings of special interest to young
John Graham. Jr., was taken to
THE LEXINGTON LEADER
or not; besides being more efficient
in his studies.
Miss Pearl Whitsett teacher of
the Fifth grade was abent from her
work Monday on account of sick-
ness. Miss Eva Long substitute for
her. Miss Pearl, although still
quite weak, resumed her work Tues
Irving Higbee, a former stdent,
was iv recent visitor.
The football team is working
hard in preparation for two hard
games. Oklahoma Mutes, of Sul-
Tphur andLlndsay at Lexington Oc-
i,EM DORRANCE HERE
FROM COSTA RICO
Lem Dorrance, one of the old-
time Cleveland county boys, son of
Mrs. M. E. Dorrance and brother-in-
law of Ed. P. Ingle, came in on Fri-
day of last week on a few week's
GIN CHANGES HANDS
A deal was consumated late
| Tuesday evening whereby Mr. T. B.
| Peery traded his fine farm in the
' Lone Star neighborhood for the S.
T. Williams Gin, taking charge
| Wednesday morning. The gin is
one of the best in the entire state
and valued at approximately $10,-
000.00. With this change, the gin
I for the first time will be owned and
managed strictly by home people.
Mr. Peery has lived here a number
DEATH OF MISS.
Mrs. Sereptha Jane Holsenbake
died at her home southeast of Lex-
ington at 7:30 o'clock on Monday
October 5th. 1914, aged 68 year 3
months and six days. Funeral ser-
vices were held at the Elsiemond visit. It has been several years since
jjs| cemetery, Wednesday afternoon at he has been home and he is enjoying
3:30 o'clock and burial made in it. He has a large cocoa plantation
that cemetery, which also bore the at Costa Rico and is doing well. He
une of the deceased. is warmly welcomed-by many of his
Mrs Holsenbake had been in poor old-time friends.
health for some months and her Costa Rico has been entirely out
death was not unexpected. She was of the war belt, and merely the rum-
a most estimable lady few in this bles of the Mexican trouble have
the love and reached it. However the boat on 'tore ,he Criminal Court of Appeals
Then, just as the clock strikes
six times he quickly darts down bo-| St. Anthony's hospital. Friday af-
' hind the horizon making up for the|tornoon for an operation for appen-
| time he has lost and continues his dicitis. The appendix was ruptured
errand of carrying the light to ti" before the hospital was reached an
other parts of theearth. I for a lime it looked as if his chances
i lor living were gone. However. Dr.
IMPROVING HIS RESIDENCE ! Blesli soon brought the young man
Mr. J. M. Tuggle has contracted ' out of the danger zone and Tuesday
with Messrs. W. T. and G. W. Scot,I ' he wa getting along nicely.
j for some ext'nsive improvement! "
land changes in his residence in the! —
southeast part of town and tne 1IT™g
gentlemen went to work on Monday ||
i morning. Mr. Tuggle will remodel;!
the house on both the outside and jl|
inside and will have a very neat and
attractive residence when finished.
Further announcements Inter.
Judge Wolf won another ease be-
i.INDSAY HERE OCTOBER 24th.
Prof. John Grossman, coach of
the local high school football team, |
tells us extensive preparations are,
being made for the hip football
game with Lindsay high school to
be played here on October 24th#
Lindsay and Lexington are rivals ol
■ . .v, ! of years and is one of our most suc-
years standing and whenever thelut J
two towns 8®t together in an athletic
game of any kind the spectators]
are assured that they will get just | Patronage
a little more than their money's
Lindsay has a good team this
aer- m. So has Lexington and some
genuine footbal will he seen on Oc-1 Ild feel that he wiU hae the pat"
community enjoying v..~ ... — — .. . .
esteem of more lasting friends in: which Mr. Dorrance reached New | ' ' , .. "
a greater degree, and the sympathy Orleans had to run without lights at: J"" ' (,|arg<' wit i boot- I
of all go out to the bereaved rela-j night to keep out of the way of a 'egg.ng and having in his possession ;
tives She leaves a number of child British cruiser that was ranging the "!,10r ■' Aa rt
ren to mour her departure. j southern seas and the fruit steam- |
The deceased was one of our plo-! ers now all fly American flags and j
neer settlers and known and loved' their officers and men have taken
by everyone for her good christian out liaturlization papers. Norman
life,whose every deed and thougnt Transcript.
. | cessful and best liked farmers, and
should receive a liberal share of
Mr. Ed Lowe will con-
oue in charge of the office and Mr.
Peery will also devote his entire
time and attention to the gin.
We wish Mr. Peery much success
tober 24th. Chickasha high school
one of the fastest and best in Okla- j
hoiua trounced on Lindsay last Sat-!
I rpnage which he deserves.
CARD OK THANKS
Words can scarcely suffice in ex-
pression of our debt of gratitude
to all those dear friends whose con-
soling words helped us so much
through our sad hour in the loss of
our dear mother.
Mrs. Lillie Sprowls
Mrs. Effie Myers.
Mr Obed Holsenbake.
urday by score of 83 to 0.
| Try the Leader three months, 25c.
Capital and Surplus, $18,000
R, Northcutt. Cashier
Rev. Isaac Armstrong, wife and
ersed and dismissed.. Estop war
first acquitted of the bootlegging
charge and then onvicted of the sec ]
ond, and the court held that the
last charge was n subterfuge to 'de-
prive him of his constitution*!
Lem is a former Lexington boy
leaving here several years ago, a-
the time his mother moved to Nor- j
man and his many friends here will
be glad to hear news of him.
LEXINGTON <"—NOBLE O
in a practice game at Noble last
Saturday the Noble and Lexington
li'gli school football teams played to ] i„ tj,e gjr]s contest scoring better
a tie, 0 to 0. Lexington did not ;han ninety six points. Over four
hav her regular team on that day ; hundred babies were entered this
which accounts for such a score, j year.
Noble is coming to Lexington at an ;
William Walter Janes, son of Mr.
and Mrs_ Walter Janes of Purcell
won third place in the better babies :
contest at the state fair scoring
95.16 points. Miss Maude Odell
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T.
Crane, of Purcell, won Eecond place
baby have gone to Perry, Okla.,! early date and we will see then just | Try thc Lea(]t.r three mouths
where Rev. Armstrong will hold a how much stronger we are than the
revival meeting for two weeks. He j the boys "up the line."
formerly was pastor at that place,
and the invitation is a distinct com
pliment to him,
Gienwood Fruit Farm
Every year the food value of
apples becomes better known,
and housekeepres are becom-
ing ucjuainted with their med-
dical value, a knowledge that
is not lo be despised.
An old physician bajb if he
could feeil 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 (cornbrend 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
School children, your typewriter
' paper can be bought at the Leader |
You can always find suitable and useful gifts for your par-
ties. Of course space will not permit us telling the entire
list. All we can do is to assure you that you can find just
the very thing you are wanting or else suggest to you.
When you are in Purcell pay us a visit
We will always be glad to welcome you
Baird s Store
Purcell, Oklahoma ^
Your money by placing it in a guaranty
bank where there is no danger of loss.
Your money deposited in our bank is
protected by the State and is as safe as
a government bond.
Careful and Conservative!
■THE SECURITY STATE BANK
K. M. Abernathy, President
I'. M, Evans, Cashier ©
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