The Hitchcock Clarion (Hitchcock, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 23, 1920 Page: 1 of 4
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(The IHftcbcock Cl^fvxn
Hitchcock, Blaine County, Oklahoma, Thursday, September 23,1920.
Oklahoma City, September 23
(Special)—The increase in the
amount of money turned back
by the State Highway Depart-
ment to the several counties of
the State from the collection of
automobile license is strikingly
illustrated in figures just com-
piled and made public by Henry
Wood. State Highway Commis-
During the year ended, July,
31st 1919, the total sent back to
the counties amounted to only
$851,P76.36, while the amount re-
funded during the year ended
July 31st, 1920, reached the ag
gregate of $.831,731 89, which is
a flat increase of $979,755 53 over
the preceeding year.
The amount refunded to Blaine
County for the year ended last
July, was $23,633.44, as compar-
ed with $12,636.55 the amount
refunded a year ago. This re
markable increase is one of the
results of the new license law,
a product of the present admin
istration, which increased the
tax rate on pleasure cars, and of
the aggressive policy now in ef-
fect in the Highway Department
of strict enforcement of the law.
The Highway Cepartment re-
tains ten per cent of the amount
collected, which is turned into
the general revenue fund of the
State. The remaining 90 per
cent goes back to the county and
Installs X-Ray Outfit
Dr. Geo. M. Holcombe has in-
stalled a modern X Ray outfit at
the Okeene Hospital which will
be in charge of R. H. Juchli.
Mr. Juchli has had two years
experience in the Methodist
Hospital m Germany and in a
tuberculosis sanitarium at Ash-
ville, N. C., during the war. As
he is superintendent of the
Hitchcock schools, he will'only
be at the hospital after four
o'clock and on Saturday .-Okeene
Willie Betz, son of our popular
auctioneer, Dan Betz, has ac-
cepted a position as clerk in the
J. R. Raines drug store. He
commence work Monday morn
Murder! Murder!! 500 men
wanted to buy land and town
property and borrow money.
Run over yourself and see Drake
& Son. tf
becomes a part of the street and
alley fund of incorporated muni-
cipalities, and of the road and
bridge funds of the counties.
The above was received from
Henry Wood, State Highway
Commissioner, and no doubt is
true, but what we would like to
kuow is, why do not the roads
near Hitchcock get some of this
money put on them? Hitchcpck
and vicinity surely sends in her
part of the'auto ta*. The state
road one mile south fora stretch
of about half a mile is about as
bad as can be imagined.
Paid For His Paper and the Costa
(Huntingdon), (Pa.) News)
The court of common pleas of
Lawrence county recently de-
cided a small case involving $5 40
in the interest of a newspaper
published in that county. It ap-
pears from the evidence that a
carrier delivered a paper for a
year and several months to one
Henry Seiber, who refused to
pay for it because he hadn’t
ordered it. Seiber accepted it
and the family read it. The
court in instructing the jury said
among other things that Seiber
in not refusing the paper was
party to an implied contract to
pay for whet he got on the same
theory that if a merchant de-
livers groceries to the wrong
house and the person who got
the groceries and used them,
was liable, or a man called to a
day’s woik in a garden and gets
in the wrong lot and works a day
with the knowledge of the own-
er of the lot, the man who re
ceived the benefit of .that man’s
work was under obligations to
pay for the labor, or the man
who cleans another’s pavement
while the owner looks on with-
out ordering the workman to
stop, there is an implied contract
to pay for the man’s service.
The same principle of law holds
good, said the judge, when you
receive a paper through the
mails. In accepting the paper
there is an implied contract to
pay for it.
The decision by the court iq
directing a verdict against the
Home From Virginia
Mrs. L. H. Goerke and little
son of near Hitchcock returned
home Monday from a six weeks’
visit with relates in Virginia.
She visited many places of histor-
cal Interest She visited rela-
tives at Roanoke, Lynchburg,
Lexington. Staunton and other
towns and reports a delightful
trip, but was glad to get back to
Oklahoma again.—Watonga Re-
Educated minds in these days
can best meet life's require-
ments. Hence it is that parents
are anxious to give their sons
and daughters every advantage
of disciplining their minds that
is so freely meted out in our
public schools, and that auspici
ous time has arrived when op-
portunities as never before for
young people to acquire a good
practical ^education at a very
small expense. Patrons show
the teachers and pupils that
you are interested in the schools
and in the work being done.
Mr. and Mrs. John Loewen,
who own a farm near Hitchcock,
have purchased the W. W. Pierce
residence property near the
high school? and have moved to
that place.—Watonga Republi-
man who read the paper ic favor
of the publisher is not new, as
the question Das been decided
by many of the lower courts and
upheld by appellate courts of
nearly every state in the union.
HousehoM Good* At Private Sale
I will offer at private sale up
until Monday night, Sept. 27 my
hosebold goods and my 1917
ltp I. W. Loewen.
If you are in the market for a
Separator, don’t wait, see Go-
forth, as he sells the Ankerholth,
the best made. Will guarantee
them against the field, not as
good but better. It Is a self-
balancing bowl in any position.
See one demonstrated at the Go
forth Produce Co., Okeene, Okla
South Main, East Side.
Ima Mills, daughter of Mrs.
Lila Mills, was injured rather
severely this morning when she
fell from the automobile while
on her way to school. The car
was crowded with other school
children and in passing over a
rough place in the road the fell
and received bruises about the
bead that caused her to be un-
conscious for several hours.
She was getting along nicely at
the last report.
William J. Hessel has register-
ed at the Nebraska Wesleyan io
University Place this fail. He
finds the attendance greatly in-
creased and students still ar-
riving. Many additions also
have been made to the faculty,
enabling the university to offer
its studeuts unusual advantages
in securing preparation for life.
Let D. A. Drake A Son insure
your property and make your
farm loans. tf
Reduction In Prices of Ford Products
The war is over and war prices must go. Affective at once. Cars, Trucks and
'Tractors will be sold f. o. b. Detroit at the following prices: Touring cars regular, $440.
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Touring car with starter, $510. Runabout, regular $395. Runabout with starter $465.
Chassis $360. Coupe, with starter, $745. Sedan, with starter $795. Truck, with pneumatic
tires $545. Fordson Tractors $790.
The Ford Motor Co, makes this reduction in the face of the fact that they have
on hand immediate orders for 146,065 cars and tractors. The company will suffer a tempor-
ary loss while using up the material bought at high prices.
They are willing to make the sacrifice in order to bring business back to norm-
al conditions as quickly as possible and maintain the momentum of the buying power of the
Henry Ford says; “The war is over and it is time war prices were over; there
is no sense or wisdom in trying to maintain an artificial standard of values. For the best in-
terest of all,it is time a real practical effort was made to bring the business of the country
and life of the country down to regular pre-war standards” We are at your command with
regular Ford efficiency in service and eagerness to fill your orders.
Scott & Ortner
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Bain, R. E. The Hitchcock Clarion (Hitchcock, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 23, 1920, newspaper, September 23, 1920; Hitchcock, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1170501/m1/1/: accessed October 23, 2020), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.