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Che IHitchcock Clarion
VOLUME 13.
Hitchcock, Blaine County, Oklahoma, Thursday, May 6, 1920.
NUMBER 8.
LOCAL HAPPENINGS
By Kuth Barnett
SEVENTY GENTS AN HOUR
FOR HASVEST HANDS
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CASSIDY
Mr. and Mrs. J. 13. Scott spent
several days last week in Okla-
ho in a City.
Dr. Barnett, returned home
last Thursday' from a business
trip to Columbia, Mo.
Mary Hawkins. Helen Scott,
Josephine Barnett, Victor Flem-
mg, Jack Belcher and Joe Hawk-
ins motored to Okeene Sunday
afternoon.
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Mrs. Wiley, entertained the
ladies of the Dmroidery Club last
Thursday.
Mrs. Alfred Fleming who has
been visiting in Edmond, return-
ed home lasl week.
A large number of people
spent last Sunday at the river.
Miss Carrie Barnett, of Enid,
spent Friday, Saturday and
Sunday in Hitchcock visiting
relatives.
Helen Scott, Cora Swanson,
Laura Barron, Frank Lorenz,
Fred Irion and Rev. Juchli drove
to Watonga Tuesday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Gardner left for
Oklahoma City, Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. JakeOrtner and
Mr. and Mrs. Pennock drove to
Fairview Sunday.
The vaudeville given at the
school house Friday night was a
great success.
Mr. and Mrs. Pennock, Ruth
and Josephine Barnett motored
to Okeene Monday night.
Ernest Lookabough, of Wa-
tonga, was a Hitchcock visitor
last week,
Jim Rouce was a business vis-
itor in Oklahoma city this week.
Alex McClelland, of Loyal, was
a businesf visitor in Hitchcock
Wednesday.
No Trespassing
It is necessary that I forbid any-
one from picnicing, hunting, or
fishing on the Bancroft ranch in
order to preveut damage to fences,
stock, etc. 4tp
C. A. BROWN.
Hutchinson, Kan., May 3.—The
Kansas wheat growers’ associa-
tion in session here today agreed
upon 70 cents an hour as the
maximum wage for harvest lab
or for the 1920 harvest season.
Representatives of the railroads
penetrating the wheat belt gave
the Agarians no encouragement
in the appeal for a special reduc
ed rail fare for harvest laborers.
Resolutions adopted urged that
the federal price guarantee on
wheat be continued until August
1 to allow the wheat growers an
opportunity io dispose of the
wheat of the 1919 crop yet re-
maining in hands at the govern-
ment guaranteed price.
Two hundred delegates attend-
ed the convention, representa-
tive of thirty one Kansas wheat
belt counties—Kingfisher Free
Press.
Blaine County Holsteins
You may not know that Blaine
county has a herd of good Hol-
stein cows composed of grade
and registered animals and
headed by a sire whose near an-
cestry runs to cows giving forty
or more pounds of butter in sev-
en days. This sire also has two
□ear ancestor sires that sold for
$100,000 and $125,000 respect-
fully. Dave Meier, one mile east
and two north of Hitchcock, is
the owner of thU herd. Mr.
Meier has for a number of years
been building up and testing out
his herd and has decided to ra’se
registered animals only. On
May 31st he will at public sale
dispose of his grade cows and
his former herd bull, registered
and whose ancestry runs in the
30 pound butter fat per week
line. These grade cows are ex-
cellent milkers, some just as
good as the registered cows
Mr. Meier has, but his exper-
ience has encouraged him to give
his attention to the raising of
registered Holsteins for breed-
ing stock for the farmers of
Blaine and adjoing counties.
All of the females, cows and
heifers, in the sale are bred eith-
er to the former or the present
herd bull mentioned above.
^UDIWESTER^^COMMISSION
Majestic Theatre
OKEENE, OKLAHOMA
A special occasion at this popular theatre on
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
MAY 14 AND 15
' The Rivers End
In The Rivers End’’ we offer the first photo play from
the studio of MARSHALL NEILAN, formerly one of the
highest salaried directors in the world. For his first of-
fering Mr. Neilan has secured JAMES OLIVER CUR-
WOOD’S great story of the Canadian Northwest; of the
Royal Mounted Police, “The River’s End,” considered by
many to be the authors most popular work. We had the
pleasure of seeing this wonderful production before we
contracted for it and you will certainly be delighted with
this great story qfjGod’s country.
Matinee Saturday Afternoon 3 P. M.
Oklahoma City switchmen went
out on a strike last week and bot-
tled up our market completely
for a couple of days, but most of
them have returned to their
work and all shipments are be-
ing handled promptly. The
packers, however, are still hav-
ing a hard time securing suffi-
cient refrigerator cars in which
to move their beef, and the mark-
et, . although about steady on
steers and butcher cattle, is very
unsettled and in a position to re-
spond to the most delicate in-
fluences.
Choice fat heifers bring $9.50
to $10 50. Good fat heifers, $9.
$9 50. Fair, $8 to $9. Choice
fat cows around $9. Good fat
cows $7.50 to $8.50. Fair cows,
$6. to $7. Cutters, $5. to $6.
Canners. $3.75 to $4,25, Choice
bulls around $7.50. Good bulls
$6.50 to $7. Common ones $5.50
to $6. Calves are about $2.00
lower with top of $10. Choice
heavies bring $7 to $9. Common
ones around $5.
The demand for stocker cattle
has fallen off some the last few
days and prices are generally
25c lower than our quotations
ast week.
Hogs were 10c to 15c lower
Monday with a top of $14.15, but
higher than we quoted in our let-
ter last week. Bulk of hogs,
$13 60 to $14. Pigs. $9 to $12.
Nailing The Side-Stepper
“Did you observe,” said a
merchant to a customer, “the
handsome advertisement I have
had painted on the railing of the
bridge?” “No,” replied the cus-
tomer, “but if you will send the
bridge around to my house I
will try to read the announce-
ment. I read the papers aud 1
haven’t time to run around from
place to place to read the bill-
boards,'*
SOME FACTS AND
FANCIES ABOUT
THE PHILIPPINES
There Has Been Much Misrepre-
sentation in America About
People and Conditions.
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Mixlmo M. Kalaw.
Eighth Grade Examination
The Eighth Grade Examina-
tion will be held May 13 and 14,
at the following places: Canton,
Hitchcook, Dist; 91, Greenfield,
Eagle City, Longdale, Okeene.
Homestead, Geary and Watonga.
Mrs. Agnes B. McKnight,
County Superintendent.
By MAXIMO M. KALAW,
Secretary of the Philippine Mission.
A certain lady
at the St. Louie
Exposition saw at
a ballroom a
brown complex-
toned man In fault-
less evening dress
and accosted him
with the Inquiry,
“I suppose you are
Japanese, sir?”
The man ad-
dressed r e p 1 led,
‘‘No, madam.”
“Then you must
be Chinese," she
said.
"No, I am not
I am a Filipino,” he replied.
"How’s that?” asked the lady. “1
thought they were all’savages living In
the woods.”
“Well, I’ll tell you how I came here,"
he said. “A month before 1 left the
Philippines I was living In the woods,
but the American Governor decided to
catch as many wild men as possible,
train them and send them over here.
So here I am, Just as you see.” And
the St Louis lady actually believed
him.
That Is what you would call fancies
about the Philippines. The fact Is,
however, that the 11,000,000 Filipinos
and their ancestors have been civilized
and Christians for 300 years; that the
non-Christian population, according to
the census of 1918, Is only 500,000, and
even these are not all uncivilized.
Another fancy Is that not until the
coming of the Americans were school
buildings seen In the Islands, roads
built, or substantial houses erected.
Do you know that for hundreds of
years the Filipinos have had colleges
and schools and that the University of
Santo Tomas Is only twenty-five years
older than Harvard? That as early as
1866, out of a population of 4,000,000
people, there were 841 schools for boys
and 833 for girls? That In 1892, eight
years before the coming of the Ameri-
cans, there were 2,137 schools?
“To grant self-government to Luzon
under Aguinaldo would be like grant-
ing self-government to an Apache res-
ervation under some local chief.” Thus
spoke a former President of the United
States during the Fillpino-Amerlcan
war. Exaggeration could be an excuse
at a time when the dignity of the Am.
erican people demanded the extinction
of Filipino opposition, but do yon know
that the Philippine Republic, before the
American occupation of the Islands,
had the approval of prominent Ameri-
cans who were on the spot—like John
Barrett, Director of the Pan-American
Union, who compared It favorably with
the Japanese government? That Ad-
miral Dewey considered the Filipinos
better fitted for self-government thtfn
the Cubans? That they bad drafted a
constitution at Malaloa which elicited
| the approval of distinguished Rapnb-
, Beans like the late Senator Georga F.
Hoar? That before the coming of the
I Americans they had produced national
heroes Ilka the martyred Jose Rlzal,
pronounced by a Republican congress-
men, Representative Oboper, as the
noblest victim that has ever fallen Intel
the clutches of tyranny?
And do you know that the Filipinos
hava not had for hundred* of yaara any
casta system, blood distinction or royal
families, and that, unllk# their oriental
sisters, they are the enly Christian peo.
pla In the orient?
People have pictured an Ignorant
maia of Flllplaos, Illiterate, poor, liv-
ing a Ufa of servitude for a few.
wealthy land owners and foreigners*
with no houses or farms or property
of their own. Do yfcu know that. 7Q
per cent, of the people shove ten years
of age can read and writs and that thin
percentage of literacy la almost as high
as some of the states of the Union!
That It la higher than la any country
of South America, higher than the lit-
eracy ef the Spanish people, and un-
questionably above that of any of the
new countries recognised la Europe?
Do you know that there are a million
and a half farms la the Philippines
and that 96 per cent of these farms
are owned by Filipinos. In other words,
that out of the 11,000,000 Christian
Filipinos, 8,000,000 of them at least live
on their own farms, with houses of
their own, independent of any absentee
landlord or foreign master? That PI
per cent, of the urban property con-
sisting of houses and lands Is owned
by the natives of the Philippines, and
only 9 per cent, la in the hands of for-
eigners? Yet these are facta cabled by
Acting Governor Charles Emmett Tes-
ter to the War Department from the
recent census estimates.
Having solemnly promised the Fili-
pinos their independence and having
gone before the world as the champion
of aelf-determinatlon, the Filipino peo-
ple cannot understand how America
can consistently refuse to make good
these promises.
CLIMATE OF THH PHILIPPINES.
The Philippine Islands have a mild-
ly tropical climate. The nights are
coal and sunstrokes are unknown. The
temperature record for the past thirty
years shows an average of 80 degree*
In the Reel Theatre advertise-
ment on the supplement a mis-
take was made in dates “Uncle
Tom’s Cabin,” “The Red Glove ’
and “The Scarlet Drop.” ‘ Uncle
Tom’s Cabin” should read Mon-
day, May 10, “The Red Glove”
Tuesday, May 11, and “The
Scarlet Drop,” Thursday May
13th.-
The supplement this week
bears date of April 29,but should
read Thursday, May 6.
Married
Johp Willman and Miss Sarah
Helmer were married last Thurs-
day, April 29th at Woodward.
These young people are both
welland favorably known here
and have a host of friends who
join with us in extending con-
gratulations.
They will make their home on
Mr. Willman’s farm 4 miles
northeast of Hitchcock.
W. D. Green will open his store
for business on Saturday, May
8th. See his advertisement in
this issue of the Clarion.
Dan Betz, our popular auction
eer was transacting business in
Okeene Monday and while there
booked several sales for the near
future. He went to Kingfisher
Tuesday where he cried a sale of
registered Holsteins.
Illustrated Lecture
ON
. “SWITZERLAND”
BY
REV. R. H. JUCHLI, B. Sc. B. D.
AT THE
Reel Theatre, Hitchcock, Oklahoma
WED. EVENING MAY 12, 1920
Benefit Piano Fund Community M. E. Church
Admission 25c and 50c
Use of Theatre and Picture-Machine donated by
J. E. Cronkhite & Sons.
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