The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, November 3, 1916 Page: 1 of 8
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THE LEXINGTON LEADER
LEXINGTON, CLEVELAND COUNTY.' \H.- A. r-WDAY. NOVEMBER 3 UJ6
THE STOCK SHOW BROUGHT OUT
A LARGE NUMBER OF FINE ANHVIALS
The Exhibition was a Great Success and Aroused
Much Enthusiasm -List of-Prize Winners
Lexington's first annual Stock |
and Poultry show which was held
here Tuesday was a great success
in every respect. The classes were
well tilled, the weather was ideal
for such an occasion, and the great
crowd of Cleveland county people
who attended were enthusiastic over1
the exhibition. The entries in draft
and driving horses, dairy and beef;
cattle classes were the most select
individuals in the whole county.
The largest classes were draft horses
and Jersey cattle, and in these two!
departments there were animals well!
worthy of being shown in the large
state shows. The entries in the
Shorthorn cattle and standard bred
horses were not so large but each
contained some choice individual^.
The poultry entries were not so num-
erous as had been predicted, and
there was some misunderstanding
concerning the number required for
in entry, cutting duwti the number
in several class* . However the
qualitv shown was good and the
c! i-s. - were iiiirly well lilled.
Practically all the l etter known
breeds of chickens were entered and
■ ■mnpctitii'ii was keen ii. some de-
The stock was shown at the Bohan-
lan barn and ill ( .ily hour the
arge structure was tilled tooverHow-
ing. and it was necessary to tie
in.my of the horses and mules in
the lot. Mr. Bohaiiuan ver> gener-
>usly tendered the barn to the ollic-i
i ils of the show free of charge.
The judging ot the entries in each
h-partment was quite interesting |
ind of an educational value to the!
exhibitors. Mr. Ralph Hemphill,]
of the Oklahoma A, & M. College'
it Stillwater, judged the horses.!
mules and cattle; and his decisions
jave universal satisfaction, there
aeing no criticism of his work. Be-
t'ore starting work Mr. Hemphill
4uve a short talk in which impressed
ipon the farmers the benefits to be
lerived from breeding goodstock,
ind liow the A. &. M College i-as
-isting the Oklahoma farmers in
carrying on the good work, in mak-
ing the rewards Mr. Hemphill let |
sill ^ee just how he made the deeis- j
ions and illustrated his work by ex-j
plaining all the good and objection-1
ible features in each class.
George l>. Lea, county agent of:
Garvin eounty. came up from Pauls
Valley and judged the poultry en '
tries. His work was that of an ex-]
perienced judge, and his decisions j
were satisfactory to all. Immedi-
ately following the judging Mr Lea
gave an interesting talk in which
lie explained the good and bad fea-
tures of each class, and urged the
farmers to study their poultry as
they do all other products and work
to make an improvement in the
Mr. James Lawrence, our county
agent, came down from Norman
and gave his assistance in taking
care of the entries and handling the
animals while being judged. The
gentleman lias done considerable
towards building tip Cleveland
county herds and took-a delight in
explaining to all questioners the
the queries made and was on hand
every minute to help in the work.
Mis services were greatly appreci-
ated by the officials of the show,
who have not had much experience
along that line. Mr. Owen, county
agent of McClain county, was also
present and those who had the
show in charge are indebted to him
for hi^ presence and his suggestions.
While the first show was not as
large as the exhibitions staged at
- >me towns tfWus large enough to
awaken an interest in the people
and arouse them to the needs ot
better live stock and better poultry.
Those who made exhibits this vi ar
will return m xt year with more en-
trie- and will have a knowledge, of
what is required. Those who did
not make entries also received many
valuable pointers and will he on
hand at the next show with stock.
On account of the short time in
which the show was promoted this
year the enlfies were necessarily
confined to stock and poultry, hut
already opinions have been ex-
pressed that Lexington and the
great Lexington country can put on
an agricultural fair that will equal
and surpass many county fairs, and
next year our little city will take a
little more time and hold a fair ill
all farm products will he included.
Following we give the awards;
Horse colts under one year, liobt.
Smith 1st; Dick Bowling, 2nd; G. C.
Marc colts under 1 year. Geo.
Carpenter, 1st; F. I'. Owens, '2nd
J. D. Bohannan, 3rd.
Horse mule colt under one year,
Joe Hudson. 1st. W'.C. Kemp, 2nd.
Mare mule colts under one year,
W. C. Kemp 1st; John Brad-haw.
This Drug Store Has All Kinds ot
Ink, Pens, Tablets, Pencils Drink-
And Other School Supplies
President of the United States
"HE HAS KEPT US OUT OF WAR"
This is the face of a main strong, courageous,
patient and kindly, a man —
Always aiert to the aspirations of his fellow-
man and sympathetic toward their fulfillment;
Never complacent toward the encroachments
of privilege nor tolerant of social wrong;
Always seeking to enhance the dignity of
labor and better the state of the toiler;
Never lending an ear to the sophistry of ex-
ploitation or the blandishments of expediency;
Always patient to hear and v/eigh, to ap-
praise and analyze, and passionate to find the
way of right;
Never premature in purpose nor prejudiced
in judgment, and never headlong in decision—
Such is WOODROW WILSON.
Taking Straw Votti
Mr. Fi ink Clauneh taking a
sti "> vote at tile Hill I l)ie„' SjcHV
t hi - week, he heing'one of the
8,000 druggi -is who i-: taking a poll
■ if voters in the United St:it> s. The
I vote was arranged ivy the Rex all
j Drug Co.. of Boston, and practically
Ievery Rexall Drugstore is included
I in the canvass The lirst report
j was received this week and shows
j that Hughes is .leading by one elec-
toral vote, hut that Wilson has ma-
jority of over 20,000 popular votes.
The scheme for recording the vote
is quite complete and the ltexall
Straw Vote is one that will cover
more ground than any other similar
vote that will he taken this year.
The results of the vote are being
posted at the Hill l>rug store as
thev are received.
2nd; Clias Lissauer, 3rd.
Sweepstake on mule colts, Joe
Sweepstake on horse colts, Geo.
Draft gelding- tip t.. 2 ve;it:- old,
John lioatright, 1st; L. lloilowell,
2nd; .1. D. Anderson, ord.
Roadster geldings up to 2 year-,
old, K. IS. Burns, Is:: E J. Keller
2nd; J, I). Bohannan, ;>rd.
Draft gelditr-years edit. II
Cos-ey, 1st: W. Bidding, 2nd; J. D.
Standard bred gelding 'lyeiu- old,
J. D. Bohannan 1st.
Draft mares 3 years old, J. Cris-
Standard hied geldings over 3
years old, Chys. Lissauer, 1st; K.J.
Keller, 2nd. Frank Adams, 3rd.
Draft stallions, J. D. Bohannan,
1st: J. F. Suttertield, 2nd: C. T,
"Mine 3rd. ,
Standard bred stallim Mevens
iV Watkins, 1st: N. B. Cheat wood.
2nd; C. T. Stine, 3rd.
Jacks. W. C. Kemp. 1st: I'. T.
-Mim, 2nd; N. B Cheatwood '.ril.
< \ ITLK
■Shorthorn l ulls, under IH n nths
Clifford Williams, first: Zaek I lay-
Shorthorn bulls, over 18 months,
Tom Conley, 1st: Wilt Karri-. 2nd,
Shorthorn heifers. und r 18
months, Clifford Williams, I si.
Continued On l.ast Page.
Postal Receipts Growing
Postmaster Stevens handed us a
1 condensed report of the local post-
| oflice yesterday in which a compar-
ison was intuit with October this
year and last. The month just
'lowed, the oflice receipts were
: $387.34. A year ago the October
receipts were $316.14, a gain of
$71,20 for the month. Postoflice
money orders sold amounted to
$•'>184.59. Postmaster Stevens re-
ports that money orders to mail
order liquor houses have decreased
very much, only about ten orders
being made during the month.
Sudderth For Commissioner
Jim Sudderth will be the next
Count) Commissioner from the
south end of Cleveland county, and
it i« well to speak here a few words
in his behalf. He is a farmer, and
in the sessions of the hoard of com-
missioners, will always be an author-
ity when matters concerning the
fanner and hi problems come up
for consideration. And as this is a
fanning community a great part of
the business will h of interest to
the Jat ming cln -.
Jim is just a cornman man, easy to
get acquainted with, friendly, con-
genifrl, and he can be relied upon
to act with a c!• • ar conscience in all
matters. Let us get out Tuesday
and work for him, lie is making
n i prompt that he will be em har-
assed in fulfilling, and is making no
pby for votes that will cost the
■oun. y money in carrying out. We
caw di nend on Mr. Sudderth in able
representing the -outh end of Cleve-
land county on the most important
office in gift of the people. Let's
give it to him.
Mr. and Mrs. ], ('. Clark, Mr.
and Mrs. M. A. Andingof Itosebud,
Texas, and A. J. Gregory of Dallas
were here last week the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Booker. Mr.
Clark is a brother, and Mrs. Anding
a sister of Mrs. P. W. Booker, and
Mr. Gregory a cousin of the lady.
They come from the great cotton
section of the Lone Star state and
themselves have vast tracks planted
in the fleecy staple. Mr. Clark had
sold 535 bales before coming to
Lexington, one day's sales amount-
ing to a little over $13,000.
Fine full blooded Bourbon Bed
turkey Toms for sale. Please place
your order now. See or write Ruth
Friend, Route i. l?ox 410. S-2fp
j Judge Swank and Judge McMillan
j came down form Norman and went
lout to Corbett where a number of
Democratic nominees spoke to a
j large crowd.
Hallowe'en passed off quietly in
Lexington. There were a number
of parties given in honor of the
young folks in which ghosts, black
cats, witches and goblins were con-
spicuous. At a late hour a home
talent troupe toured the streets and
alleys and played a number of
pranks which caused much worry
and fuss in straightening out on
thj morning after.
The plumbing shop was visited
I and a number of articles dragged
| ihto the streets, the city marshal,
who was watching operations from
l a close hiding place, waited until
the hoys had completed the job t->
their satisfaction when he emerged
and directed the return of the prop-
erty to its wonted place.
l!'n I s Sess'ums left Tuesd.-i >
for Wvnneywood where he is attend ■
ing the Western Oklahoma eont"
rence of the Methodist Church
South. There are over two hundred
! ministers attending the sessions ■ f
0. E. S. Gives Party
The.ladies of the order of the
Eastern Star gave a party at the
Masonic hall Hallowe'en. Many of
the guests went masked which
added much merriment and gave
"spooky" touch to the occasion.
"Parcel Post" packages were pre-
pared and sold to those present,
the parcels containing appropriate
Christmas gifts. A dainty lunch-
eon was served.
P. I j. Chapman had sale jjill.--
printed at the Leader oflice this
wee advertising a sale wnich he
will have next Wednesday, the 8th.
He has listed more articles thai'
most of the other sales we have
printed hills for. and most of it is
lirst class stuff especially the horses
and cattle. 'Also he has some good
corn, a lot of hay and many farm
implements.8 His household goods
are included in the sale. If yon
are looking for something he has
turn to his advertisment on another
page and read the big list.
We want sale paper. See us.
I Security State Bank.
Mr., Mrs. and Miss Reader
We have a complete line of all the best maga-
zines and periodicals,. Latest fiction, scientific
_ and fashkm Hews,
aturday Evening Post, Ladies Home
Journal. Youths Companion,
Popular Mechanics. Argos\. Munsey.
Snappy Stories, etc.
Paiace Drug Store
herman & Sherman, Proprietors
The Old Reliable
Farmers State Guaranty Bank
The bank of efficient service.
Onr bank is for the farmer and merchant.
Banking is or business.
A hank that serves its purposes.
The successful man banks with us.
We conduct a general banking business
You need a banker.
A real hank for banking purposes.
Bank with us—a conservative institution.
A bank in every sense the name implies.
Our bank—truly a bank.
Let us handle your banking business.
Let us be your bankers.
We are proud of our depositors. You should be proud of
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Jones, Rex D. The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 8, Ed. 1 Friday, November 3, 1916, newspaper, November 3, 1916; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc110750/m1/1/: accessed June 17, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.