The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 27, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, October 5, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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THE LEXINGTON LEADER
LEXINGTON, CLEVELAND COUNTY. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 1917
FIFTEEN LEXINGTON BOYS LEFT
FOR CAMI* TRAVIS WEDNES-
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WANT GRAND JURY
Prof. T. J. Preskitt up to this morn i
in? had secured the names of 9 7 I
former lexington boy leads1 lih ai, high school pkin« iimi,
(lass of 1,(100 ai1mv men callkd to thk colors
When officers of the litited States Prof. I). T Ferguson, principal of
taxpayers to a petition esklne Judge army at the Presldo of San Francisco : the Lexington high school received
| F. U. Swank to call a grand jury. learned that Thomas Lester War- his notice to appear in Tulsa Oct u
; The heading of the petition is as lick of Oklahoma City is not yet 16 to entrain for the training camp.
foIlows: years of a«e' the>' nearly collapsed. Prof.„Ferguson came to lexington
, Warlick, a member of the Pacific from Oklahoma City at the opening
coast guards, stationed at the Pre-jot' the Lexington schools and altho
siilo, is a first class range finder he had only been here about a month
and in liis regular army examination he had won during this time many
was tirst in a class of 1600 in math- close friends both in school and
eiliatiCH- tnilr'h hnH rilmurvntinn I
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Lexington was well represented in
the Cleveland county quota that left
Wednesday, fifteen of our Lexington
boys being included in the number.
The boys went to Norman early Wed-
nesday morning where they took the
special train which left there at 1:30
p. m. Several of Lexington's citi-
zens went, to Purcell to see the boys
pass through and to bid them fare-
well. The boys all seemed to be In
hie-h spirits and anxious to get to the
training camp at Camp Travis.
The names of the young patriots
from Lexington who left Wednesday
Adam H. Duncan
Miles E Magers
Wm O. Myers
James W Gray
Seth O Percy
Wm H Petty
Robert S Tipton
!,ra W Huffman
Leslie B Denison
John B Pambago.
"Petition for Grand Jury.''
"To the Honorable F. li. Swank,
District Judge, in and for Cleveland
county, State of Oklahoma:
"We, the undersigned resident tax-
payers of Cleveland county, Okla.,
respectfully request that a grand jury
be called for the purpose of inves-
tigating public offenses in said coun-
Dated Sept. 17, 1917.
The names of the petitioners then
Pxof. Preskitt hopes to have the
touch and observation
sides being physically perfect.
Mr. and Mrs. Warlick, 500 East
Ninth street. Oklahoma City, yester-
day .related a few facts regarding
their marvelous young son, who has
been one of the wonders of the schools
of Oklahoma for several years.
Voting Warlick was born at Lex-
petition completed in the near future, ington. Cleveland county, Oklahoma.
There are two causes that prompted
Mr. Preskitt to circulate the petiion.
One of them was the rumors circu-
lated and printed during the past
few weeks. Of these rumors Mr.
Preskitt knows nothing definitely
and will be unable to give the grand
jury any facts. Mr. Preskitt feels
sure that a grand jury will .investi-
gate all the county officials.
Mr. Preskitt hopes to have suffic-
ient evidence before the grand jury
to cause County Supt. Clark to lose
Mr. Preskitt has made considerable
investigation prior to and after the
I primary election and he is convinced
l that Mr. Clark does not hold a valid
J certificate, and is therefore not elig-
ible to hold office.
Mr. Preskitt seems to think that a
number of witnesses will be secured
J to testify before the grand jury anil
a large number of the county offic-
ials are in danger. He, however, ad-
j inits that he has no knowledge of
be among the citizens, who deeply re-
greted to see him leave. High school
was dismissed Friday afternoon and
all the pupils marched to town with
their professor to see him leave. It
was with the deepest regret that they
told their professor whom they had
all learned to love as a teacher and
friend, good bye. But all were in-
spired with the hope that they would
again see him soou.
A FAItKWKLL PATRIOTIC PARTY
The members of the Senior class
of the Lexington High school and a I
few other friends were delightfully
entertained at the A. Sudderth home
en in honor of John Robinson and j
t James Gray who left Oct. 3 for the I
training-camp at Camp'Travis.
any financial wrongs committed by
PAY YOI'R RED CROSS SI BSCRIP
any of the officers.
j So it appears that Mr. Preskitt out-
" side of the Clark affair, Is circulat-
J iug a petition to have a grand jury
called on information based merely
During the canvass of tiie towu by on ,rumors and insinuations,
the local Red Cross committee sev- Mr. Preskitt believes that a grand
eral months ago many people sub- jury will cost the taxpayers anywhera
scribed donations, some promising to from $000 to $U0(H>.—Mondays
pay the subscription in a few day Democrat-Topic.
lie was the youngest child ever to en-
ter a high school in Oklahoma, tak-
ing up Freshmen work at the Man-
gum high school when he was 8
years old. He was graduated from
te Mangum high school when he was
12 years old. After a year at the
Southwestern Norman at Weather-
ford he grabbed the honor of being ,,
the youngest chap to enter the ok. j evening. The event was giv-
lahotna A. .V- ,M. College at Stillwat
er. beginning his course the.re when
lie was 13 years old. Had Warlick
remained during the term last spring
instead of running away to join the
army, he would have graduated from i .
Stillwater before he had reached his ! "I0"' d°°r; ««««whmentH were serv
1«th birthday. Being a bis chap he '/" a' which all bid:
easily passed te recruiting officer Itwo ■oI«eP "oy« raro«'eIl and God's
for 18. the age limit. Then his fa- ^; h°pln* ,hey Uave much K,l("
ther and mother made a trip to!'688 " ,h" 8erV,Ce 0f ,helr <'ollntr>'.
Kort Logan to get the age record
<haillKed Hon. Joe B. Thompson Will
Young Warlick has had an uncan- o _. -1. u. tl. _i • .
to grasp of mathematics) since child-' Spcsk Heie Thursday night
hood. He stumped his teachers in
Algebra in high school and in geom- j Congressman Joe B, Thompson
atry and trigonometry at college, of this district will speak to thf
worked with a rapidity that educa-
i The patriotism of the class was
shown by the artistic arrangement
and others were to pay in monthly;
payments. Some of these payments PIONEER
V have long since been due. If you do j
not want your pledge card sent in
marked not paid, you had best pay
up your subscription at once. The
time is approaching when all sub-
scriptions must be turned into Na-
tional headquarters and if your sub-
scription is not i>aid your card will
have to be sent in marked unpaid.
All personB signing these cards or
promising to pay the Red Cross fund
are requested to call at the Farmers
State Guaranty bank within the next
few days and pay the same as the
Treasurer, Mr. R. M. Evans, wishes
to get this donation collection up to
send to headquarters in a few days.
Thomas Hackler is quite ill troni
an attack of fever this week. Thomas
was to have been among the Cleve-
" land bounty boys that left for Camp
Travis, but was given release on ac-
count of his illness.
Cottpn farmers you get the high-
est market price for your cotton if
you bring it to Lexington.
FOR SALE—One team ol-young
drifing hordes, buggy and harneafl,
at a bargain, • Also one typewriter,
one lihary table, and one B fist
, tenor horn, all in good condition.
* Reason sor selling have been trans-
ferred into another brani'b of the
goverwent service. See E, C. Mat*
thies, Carrier Route One.
Look at the expiration date on
One of Lexington's pioneer build-
ings is being torn down this week.
It is known as the old photograph
gallery building and is owned by
Mrs. E. A. Denison, who is having it
removed to her farm near Corbett.
The old building was built in the
early days of Lexington, about 1891,
it is said and has stood as a witness
to many scenes In Lexington that
only the pioneer citizens know of.
One of ou.r citizens of the old days
made this remark the other day as
he was looking at the removing of the
old building. "With the pasing of
this old monument causes me to re-
alize how fast time flies and what a
change can be made in just a few
years. That old building was one of
the first to be built in Lexington and
stood under the old elm tree, whose
stump still stands in the street, un-
der whose branches the. plans for the
towns of Lexington were laid out."
Dr. W. H. Wynne, of Oklahoma
City. Eye, Ear, Noae and Throat—
Glasses fitted. Lexington, Saturday,
Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. See Dr. Thacke,r or
Sherjnan drug store.
Order your winter supply of coal.
Coal that you will enjoy to burn. No
clinkers, no 6oot or slack. Preferred
by some instead of McAlester lump.
Get our prices. Don't forget that
we are glad to show you our coal.
That's our business-—Leopold Ille,
dealer in oeFt grades of coal. Phone |
tors cannot explain. His extreme
skill as a mathematician won him
fame as a ranget'indor soon after he
joined the coast artille.ry at San
Mrs. Warlick believes her boy ia
1b« youngest Okiahoruan in the army
service.—Oklahoma City Times.
Ail parties owing me for season
on colts, please call at the Farmers
State Guaranty liaok and pay same.
W. J. Purnell.
Pervy Northcutt, who is in the
training camp near Camp Travis, Tex.
writes back that he is well and
pleased with the camp life and is sure
having a fine time. He is in a divi-
sion of the infantry.
Rackley goods are better.;
Rev. N. 0. Ray will fill his regul-
ar appointment at Denton Sunday.
Get your syrup labels printed at
the Leader office.
people of Lexington Thursday night
Octerberll. His subject will be
"The World-Wide War". In talk
he will tell how the United States
became involved in ttie gTeat war
that i being waged today in the
European counties and wilt not
deal witlvpoNtica at all but will tell
you thing* of importance that you
have long wished to learn about.
Everybody come out Thursday
night and hear what Judge Thonip
son has to tell you.
Work was begun Wednesday on the
construction of a concrete sidewalk
running up the hill on the south side
of Broadway beginning at the L. W.
Northcutt resideifce. Boost for the
sidewalk bonds and we will soon have
these kind of walks over the entire
Miss Maud Lee of Lexington had
an operation performed for remov-
al of a cliataract of her right eye
Thursday. Dr. Wynne of Oklaho-
ma City, assisted by Dr. Thacker
performed the operation.
Your Cotton Checks
Y^OUR Cotton Checks are
Cashed by the Security
State Bank without obligtion of
any kind. We are glad to do
it lor you. When you sell your
cotton and get your check in
payment, come to this hank
and have it cashed.
Security State Bank
Mrs. E. M. Abernathy, M. R. Northcutt.
NEWS I'ltOM THE COUNTY HEAT iGERMAN SYMPATHIZERS INTER-
(Clipped from the Norman Papers.) j PEKING WITH FOOD ADMIN-
A committee of Cleveland county !
teachers, composed of Principal Wal-j The following letter was received
ter McCracken of Moore; Principal j from Strattou D. Brooks Federal
E. D. Cornelius of Noble; M. L. Rea- i Food Administrator for Oklahoma
gan of Alamo; Prof. Bridges of the and gives another instance of the
University Agriculture Department ] work being done in our nation by
and Supt. W. R. Clark, met last week j Herman sympathizers. If any such
and arranged a program for the coun- things are known of around here
ey teachers association to meet In I they should be reported at, once be-
Norman Friday and Saturday. Nov. I fore they do any further damage:
3 aoJ J The Editor.
The Lexington Leader.
The County Commissioners held I Lexington. Okla.
their reeula.r monthly meeting this Dear Sir:—It Is. (reported jrom
week. The regular routine of busi- Washington that in some sections of
neBs was transacted. the county an organized campaign
j by German sympathizers has been
County court will conveue Oct. 15. [made to discourage the signing of
A jury will be Hummoned.
The Mission society met a
When you purchase amounts to $10
Aden's suits $12,50 to $.10.00
Boy's suits S3.f-0to $9.0o
Se!z Shoe?, Stelson Hats, Gent Fur=
' r \ "v Tnrc Gents' Famishing,
* • ^ <4-5 Purcell, Oklahoma
C/o i h incz, J hits niul Shoos
Should not only take care of
But should at all times show a per-
sonal interest in the success of
Your Financial Affairs
It is our intention at all times to
handle the business entrusted to us
in a safe and conservative manner.
FARMERS STATE GUARANTY BANK
the Food Pledse Cards. False claims
have been made that the request to
can food products was to enable the
Government to confiscate half of
,he whatever was made up in each home,
church Tuesday afternoon. It was |and that a" Pers°ns who signed Food
a business meeting and a large num-1Pledf5e cards were really enlisting
ber of the members were present.
I hose present were Mesdames Col-
lins, Ethridge, Farris,
Brownell Richards Kidd
'ley. Shockley. Center,
For Sale:—Thoroughbred S. C.
Rhode Island Red Cockerels.—Mrs.
Vaughn Glenn. R. F. D. No. 4, Phone
F 5151, Lexington.
LET ME MAKE VOIR < ID Kit
I will grind your apples and pas-
teurize the cider for 6c per gallon,
or press the apples 8c per gallon.
For every fifty bushels of wind-
fall apples delivered at my mill I
will give you a bare! of sweet cidar
or a barrel of vinegar, barrel includ-
For first class printing go to the
| for war service.
Such statements are wholly with-
out foundation and a/e made either
through ignorance or with seditious
The sole purpose of the Food
Pledge card campaign, beginning Oct.
21st, is to save food in order that,
hundreds o thousands may not starve
to death. From every patriotic and
humanitarian point of view, this
campaign is deserving of the active
support of even* thinking citizen.
Will you please ask every one of
your readers to report at once any
statements similar to those above, in
order that the matter may be very
Very truly yours
Stratton D. Brooks,
Federal Food Administrator for
When you open an acomwt *t
the Security State bank we do more
than siraplv enter your name upon
our ledges. We begin to work for
Laadai ada bring raault*. Try on*.
School Books And Supplies
We have a complete stock of school supplies
We are State Agents for school books and
can supply you.
All School Books are Strictly CASH
Pure Drug Pharmacists
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Whitsett, Lee. The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 27, No. 4, Ed. 1 Friday, October 5, 1917, newspaper, October 5, 1917; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc110797/m1/1/: accessed January 15, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.