The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, April 9, 1915 Page: 1 of 9
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THE LEXINGTON LEADER
LEXINGTON. CLEVELAND COUNTY. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY. APRIL g, 1915
NOTES FROM THE
LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL
Doings of the High School
Students For The
These nice balmy days are very
retrogressive to school enthusiasm.
Friday we will not have any so-
ciety program but instead we shall
have two of the inter state debaters
from the university with us who
will give addresses on prominent
subjects. Come out and hear them.
Last Monday the grades came
over from Purcell and and gave our
grade boys a game of baseball,
which resulted in a score of 16 to
12 in favor of Lexington.
Ira Huffman, a staunch eighth
grader, had the mishap of having
a horse which he was riding to fall
on him and nearly break his leg.
Miss Vina Bucher of Canada
spent Saturday and Sunday with
friends at Oklahoma City.
Mrs. J. T. Gallagher and daugh-
ter, Eulalia, left Monday for Ber-
wyn, Okla. where they will visit
with relatives for a month.
Mrs. H. I'. Judkins arrived from
Durant, Iowa to spend a few weeks
at the home of her parents, J. W
Misses Ouida and Audrey Purvear
of Shawnee visited at their parents
home Sunday and Monday.
Miss Dessie Collins went to Okla-
homa City Saturday to resume her
work with a leading firm at that
Our hearts are indeed sad be-
cause of the death of B. P. Ramsey
of the Lone Star vicinity. A good
man has gone to his reward and his
presence will be painfully missed by
the many friends who had learned
to rely upon his leadership in things
spiritual as well as material. Our
Nevertheless he is at school. ,
Prof. Bahner has received a call deep heartfelt sympathy
from the State Superintendent for to the bereaved family.
a conference of city superintendents W. A. Jones and family have re-
discussing the betterment of the moved to Oklahoma City where
high schools in general, which will they will make their future home,
take him to Oklahoma City April | Miss Irani Cavenee spent a few
22 | days last week with friends at Nor-
The Juniors are working hard 0U|Iuan-
their program. They are trying to! A. J. Sawver, who has been crit-
excel the other classes. ically ill with pneumonia fever for
Another test troubled the plane the past two weeks, is some better
geometry class. Those that came j at this writing.
close to 100 were; Isal Sherman, | A. E. Whittington is very busy
Louis Corbett, Jala' Grogan and nutting up a new barn to replace
Empo Mayes. !t,le one destroyed by fire last week.
Carl Gabriel, one of our staunch Mrs. B. B. Blackwell of Oklaho-
Freshmen, had to stay out on ac- ma City is visiting at the A. J.
' count of sickness. Thompson home this week.
NEXT DOOR TO THE JUNGLE
One of our Sophs is also disabled
by sickness and has to stay at home.
The program given by the Athen-
ians Friday was very interesting
and inetructive. The principal fe-
ature was the debate: Resolved That
domestic science should be taught
in high schools. The subject was
handled very efficiently by the de-
baters.( The decision was in favor
of the affirmative. Miss Francis Ba-
hner gave two most enjoyable vocal
solos. Speeches by Bennett Griffin
and Mr. Morrow of the university
were much appreciated.
Miss Elizabeth Keller of Norman
was a pleasant visitor Friday.
Miss Buzby's Boarders, the play
which !s to be given by the seniors,
will be given Friday May 7.
A large crowd was present at the
candy breaking at the Sam Donnell
Saturday night. A good time was
had by all present.
Canada and Norman crossed bats
on the Canada diamond last Sun-
day." The score was heavy being 12
to 16 in favor of Canuda.
Mrs. Cicero Merritt called on her
mother, Mrs. W. F. Ferris Tuesday.
We are buying EGGS and giving
the highest prices and the lowest
prices on goods at Breedings.
Or. H. H. Wynne. Oculist.
Specialist of the eye, ear, nose
and throat, of Oklahoma City, will
be professionally in Purcell, on
, Saturday, April 24. The scientific
Thisj application of lenses (glasses) to
play is one that will arouse the in-1 the eye receives my attention. One
. t „ii „D „i,i Tt regular visit each month. Lexing-
terest of young as well as old It ^ } p m ( ) g p ^ a_
is a scream throughout as what is: m to ^ a, m,
coming next. Miss Grace Thackerj Inquire at the office of Dr.
who is well known here as to her a-1 R. E. Thacker or Palace Drug Store
in Lexington or Baird's Drug Store
bility. has the management of the'
play. The members of the class
who are in the play are: Ethel Ker-
shaw. Hazel McBee, Myrtle Elliott,
Eva Long, Mary Sandusky, Theltna
Marcum. Other characters who are
assisting are: Arthur Morrison. An-j
na Sandusky, Pierce and George!
Merritt and Ethelyn Marcum.
For Sale: Two hundred bales of
good prarie hay at 30c per bale.
See Leopold Ille.
For Sale: Cider and vinegar about
twelve barrels good Pasteurized cid-
er and vinegar. Will sell at a barg-
i nin. H. Friend.
Get busy boys! Organize yourj """""
baseball teams and buy your base- Legal blank of all kinds for sale
ball goods at the Owl—mits, balls,' at the Leader office. Get our rates
gloves, bats and anything else to fit1 on an kinds of printing before you
out a winning team. Play Ball! ! g0 elsewhere.
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Capital and Surplus, $18,000 ©
Chas. Greemore, President.
M. R, Northcutt, Cashier (§j
— Harding in flroOKl/n Eagle.
WHY IT WOl'Ll) PAY THE OKLAHOMA
FARMER TO KEEP MO WE PA1RY
At the present time what the Ok-
ahoma farmer needs is more cash
or ready money. The low price of
cotton and the poor corn crops do
not give this to him. An average
good cow will produce 5000 pounds
of milk which will make 250 pounds
of butter is sold for 30 cents per
pound or $75 per year. The aver-
ige upkeep of a dairy cow per year
is $50. The farmer would make
$25 from the butter alone not count-
ing the feed for the calves and hogs
that he gets from skimmed milk.
If a farmer raises dairy calves he
can sell the calves when they are
twenty months old for $50 to $20.
The cost of bringing a calf to this
ige is about $23. This shows that
it would pay the farmers of Okla-
homa to raise more calves.
WHY IT WOULD PAY THE FARMERS
TO BUILD MORE SILOS
One of the causes for the poor
conditions in Oklahoma at the pres-
ent time is the lack of feed stuff.
The dry weather that comes in the
last of July and the first of August
prevents the crop from maturing.
Now if the farmer had a silo lie
could cut the corn before the dry
weather or plant sorghum, milo
maize or Kaffir corn which he could
put in the silo.
Silage is one of the best feeds
known. The fermentation of the
silage changes the sugar into sever-
al acids. The most important of
these is lactic acid. A second
change is the acting of the yeast on
the remaining sugar, changing it to
alcohol; the alcohol is then changed
to acetic acid. The silage under-
goes a ripening somewhat similar
to that as cheese; softening the fiber,
making the proteins more digestible
and adds new flavors.
Nothing excels the feeding of
silage, especially legume silage,
during the summer months for
keeping up the milk flow to the
highest poiht. Mules do extra well
on silage. PoUltrv can be fed as
much as they will clean up and the
egg production will be greatly in-
creased. Stock hogs, brood sows
and pigs will need little other feed
than silage and keep in good con-
This shows that if there were
more silos iji Oklahoma the farmer
would have more monev and not
be dependant on the corn and cot-
(The above is a theme of Edgar
Trotter Keller, seventeen year old
first year student of the Oklahoma
Willard the New Champion
Jess Willard, the Oklahoma
freighter, restored the heavyweight
championship of the world to the
Caucasion race, when on Monday
at Havana. Cuba, he forever and
eternally put Jack Johnson, the
black champion, down and out.
The end came in the 26th round
and Johnson was counted out
amidst the wild shrieks and cheers
for the new champion. Willard
comes in on a popular wave since
he is the first "white hope" to
B. Y P. U. Entertained
Thh B. Y. P. U. of the Baptist
church was very pleasantly enter-
tained at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
J. L. Elliott on Friday evening.
The majority of the members were
present and a most enjoyable even-
ing was spent. Delicious refresh-
ments were served.
Miss Iva Sanders and Mi?s Churl*
sie Chambers attended the singing
convention at Twelve Corner school
M. A. Ward, Mr. Rush and Geo.
Carpenter while in this vicinity
buying cattle took dinner with J.
B. Coecu and iatnilj Saturday.
Charley Ray has an attack of
G. A. Oliphant, one of our busy
merchants at Easou, spent the past
week with homefolks near Denver.
Mrs. L. L. Sanders visited Mrs.
Minnie Boeek Friday.
Arthur Higbee and family of Cor-
bett visited Claud Baxter and fam-
ily Saturday night and Sundao.
Arnold Sanders of Bowser. Okla-
homa, visited his cousin, Mrs. Min-
nie Boeck and family Wednesday
and Thursday. He was here at-
tending the funeral of his father, E.
A. Sanders of Weatherford..
O. S. Sanders and family trans-
acted business at Lexington and
The ladies of Davis school dis-
trict No. 53 are cordially invited to
meet at the school house Friday
evening, April 1(5, 1915, to organize
a mother's club.
W. M. Simeroth and family vis-
ited their daughter, Mrs. Annie
Huffman near Purcell Easter Sun-
R. D. Steele and family trans-
acted business at. Lexington Mon-
Mrs. Eutta Sanders, teacher at
the Davis school treated the pupils
with an egg hunt Friday. Frank
and Buster Sanders. Frank Cheat-
wood and Miss Hester (ireen were
visitors from the Rose Hill school.
Mrs. Ninnie Boeck visited Mrs.
L. L. Sanders Friday. ,
Will Redwine marketed lings at
J. B. Boeck administered medi-
cine to J. R. Wood who has been
sick with la grippe Tuesday night.
Mr. Wood is some better at this
Entire Democratic Ticket is
Elected by Large Ma-
I want to buy a good, young cow
must be fresh. Will pay a liberal
price. Would prefer to exchange
dry goods. See W. K. Breeding it
Breeding Drygoods Co.
Five Passenger 529-00
If 300,000 are sold by August 1. 1915, a rebate of from
$50 to $60 will be given all purchasers under the profit
sharind plan. Up to February 1. 1915, a total of 165,000
had been sold and the number required will be reached by
the date set.
J. F. Shockley, Agent
Easter--A Fine Day
The Easter of 1915 broke well
from a weather standpoint, when
summed up as a whole—the only
bad feature being a high wind ac-
companied by dust. Along about
3 o'clock in the afternoon, however,
the wind died down and the day
was tapered off wiih an Indian
summer that carried the warmth
and comfort of a perfect spring day.
Easter services were enjoyed at
the churches and Easter egg hunts
impressed the children as only such
undertakings can. The first spring
styles were shown in profusion and
while Lexington's eight hundred
did not perhaps show the brilliancy
of a Fifth avenue morning parade,
it was a very creditable one. Sun-
day was followed by a beautiful,
balmy, sun shiney day which lent
encouragement to the belief that
winter has departed and we can
now look forward to spring and all
Leopold Ille is slowly recovering'
from a three weeks illness.
An entirely new administration
is the result of Tuesday's election,
the results being being as follows:
For Justice of the Peace. Dick
Travis, democrat, 123, Jack Eth-
ridge, Inpependent, 17; For council-
men, Ward 1, Jay Sherman, inde-
pendent, 56, M. I". Oeno, dem. 81;
For town clerk, E. M. (Sauce)
Booker, dem., 125, J. H. Teague,
ind. 16; D. N. Kostenbader, Ed
Low and Geo. C. Burke, all demo-
crats, had no opposition and polled
almost a full vote. The new coun-
cil will elect their chairman at their
first meeting. There was litlle ex-
citemeat attending the election.
Mt. Zion Items
The get-up—whoa—haw—gee is
heard on every hand now as the
farmers are planting corn.
James Menasco and wife spent
Saturnay with her parents, Ed
Burlison and wife.
Jewel Sprayberry visrted Ethel
II. H. Tate and wife were in
Wanette Thursday the guest of her
parents, W. E. D. Dragooand wife.
Vesta Upehurch spent Sunday
with Ada Cossey.
Oscar II uckaby and wife visited
her sister Mrs. Joe Ray and family
Sunday school attendance was
65 Sunday. Bro. Myers preached
a fiue sermon,
Claud Hopper and wife spent
Saturday nignt with her parents
Tom Stubblefield and family.
Quite a crowd of Mt. Zion folks
attended the egg hunt given by
Prica Peterson Sunday evening and
all report an enjoyable evening.
Ira Mallow and wife were Wan-
Clay Bowlen and wife visited her
brother, Willie Barber and family
Henrv Bowers and wife visited
her son R. L. Tate of Trousdale
J. B. Bounds Addresses BYPU
Rev. J. B. Bounds of Oklahoma
City addressed the local Baptist
Young People's Union Sunday ev-
ening at the Baptist church and a
large audience was on hand to hear
the gentleman's very instructive
slid interesting talk. Rev. Bounds
is at the head of the Union in this
State and has been doing a won-
derful work. He was introduced
by Pervy Northcutt, president of
the organization here.
I represent Bartlett Bros., Land
& Loan Co., of St. Joseph. Missouri.
Branch office at Guthrie. Lowest
rates and best terms.
Mrs. E. A. Denison
Try the Roberts Lunch Counter.
THE SECURITY STATE BANK |
Is In Better Shape This Year Than For ®
Several Years To Extend Accomo- ®
dations to Its Patrons. ®
If you do your banking business with us when you @
have a reserve, you can ALWAYS depend upon being taken
care of when in need of a loan on terms that is consisted .
with good banking. ®
WE ARE ALSO AT THIS TIME in position to make ®
loans to responsible parties who have not become our pa-
trons, when bused on evidence to us that the obligations
can be promptly taken care of at maturity.
The business we do not want is the kind that are never ready at
the maturity o£ their paper to liquidate same, but are expecting to be
E. M. Abernathy, President
R. M. Evans, Cashier
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