Garber Sentinel. (Garber, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 1, 1922 Page: 1 of 8
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GARBER, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY. June 1, 1922.
^'Travelers are urged, and properly
Bo, to see America first, but no person
can claim to have fulfilled the admoni-
tion," says Editor Howe of the Atchi-
son Globe, in a recent issue, "unless he
has mads a trip over the San Diego
Short Line from Yuma, Arizona, to the
coast city, the thrill road of this con-
tinent. While the road known as the
San Diego & Arizona is 220 miles long,
only 11 miles is thrill territory. During
that 11 miles, it passes through Carriso
mountain gorge, dodging through 17
tunnels which alone were driven at a
cost of nearly two million dollars, and
clinging when out in the open, to a road-
bed chisled fromthesides of mountains,
with gaping canyons almost straight
below you to a distance in places as
great as 900 feet. Above the track are
sheer and almost perpendicular walls oi
granite. As the train slips slowly
around sharp mountain curves on its
shelf,' which from a distance looks like a
burro trail, one gets as many thrills as
are experienced in aviation, but with
confidence inspired by fche knowledge
that he >s secured and upon a firm foot-
ing through modern railroad construc-
tion. The San Diego & Arizena was
the only railroad completed during the
late war. It was opened in 1919. It's
total cost was over eighteen millions of
dollars and it is owned jointly by J. D.
and A. B. Spreckles and the Southern
Pacific. It was built to give San Diego
a direQt line to the east, and before its
completion everything moving west-
ward into San Diego or going east from
there, had to pass through Los Angeles.
Because of its enormous cost the road
doesn t pay, it is'said, but it is a great
scenic youte. The San Diego & Ari-
zona liugs the international boundary
closely, crossing and recrossing it a
number of times. In fact, for 44 miles
it is in Old Mexico, but in the peaceful
section of Lower California. No pass-
ports are required by passengers, and
there is no inspection of through bag-
gage. The train stops at several Mex-
ican villages where lager *beer signs
may be seen from the car windows, but
the thirsty must restrain their thirst.
The train doesff-'t stop long enough to
wet whistles, and anyway vestibules
are not opened. There is no chance
for passengers to leave the train. Per-
sons who have traveled extensively say
there is nothing surpassing the scenery
in Carriso gorge, not even in Egypt.
Over this remarkable piece of railroad
the Rock Island operates its Golden
State Limited passenger train, through
arrangement with the Southern Pacific
and the El Paso and Southwestern, and
is gaining much popularity with trans-
continental travel, especially as it is
the shortest line from Kansas City to
tidewater at San Diego.
Words of Appreciation FEMININE FACTS, FANCIES
The following letter was received
last week but with the storm items and
the closing of the schools we were re-
quired to hold it over for this week's
Enid, Okla., May 22, 1922.
Honorable S. H. Peters,
I was certainly surprised to read in
the last issue of your paper such favor-
able mention of my poor services rend-
ered in Decoration Day exercises "in
the early days" when the people were
so kind and lenient in their criticism
and liberal in their appreciation of a
home man. My services in this regard,
extending over a period of fifteen years,
is but a slight recognition of the great
value of the services rendered by those
who wore the nation's blue or their
wives and children w+io were compelled
to undergo their full share of the sacri-
fice at home.
I have always felt under deep obliga-
tion to the old soldier, not only for his
part in the preservation of the govern-
ment and the establishment of a federal
union cm the great battle fields of the
nation but for his quiet, unobtrusive
modest living of the life of a loyal
citizen and his contributions to the an-
nual lessons of patriotism essential to
I am certainly thankful to the Sen-
tinel for its high recommendations of
my candidacy for corrgress. A home
recommendation is the most valuable
of all. Without it I wauld not ask the
people for their support, with it I feel
warranted in doing so. When nomi-
nated and elected I will render the
best service to the people of this dis-
trict of which I am capable. I will
work incessantly for the restoration of
prosperity to the farmers who have
sustained such untold los°s during the
last two years. I know from actual
experience that when the farmers are
prosperous all other lines of legitimate
business becomes prosperous. Legisla-
tion, therefore, in the interests of agri-
culture is not class legislation but basic
and general. If we take care of the
farmer by giving him such legislation
as will permit him to enjoy the fruits
and profits of his toil the farmers will
take care of the nation.
With cordial personal greetings and
regards to all, I am,
Mrs. R>tta Brittainof Enid leased
the Conn building and will open up a
first-class boarding houee, next Mon-
day Family style; everything on the
table and help yourself. Would be
glad for you to give us a trial. Board
and rooms by the week. Mrs. Retta
.U.B. Thrifty sa^5
[I ID DL
bl^ck her\ Ivjs
2>v \nVu1c —
As worry robs you of
your life, so will careless-
ness rob you of your sav-
With a checking account
SPEND LESS AND
Beeause you know where
every dollar goes.
Start today and watch
Farmers State Bank
"The Personal Service Bank"
B. A. Garbe., Pres.
G. J. Taft, Vice-Pres.
M. C. Garber, Vice-Pres.
G. G. Smith, Cashier.
The uveruge walking pace of ■
healthy woman Is 73 steps a minute.
Girls born on Monday, aocording to
an old belief, are beautiful but jealous.
Women first appeared on tlie singe
In the latter half of the Seventeenth
The hat worn by woman In 4,000
li. ('. Is stated to be wry similar to
models worn today.
American women have the best fig-
ures in the world. This is because
vlicy are the most active.
Jumpers made of woven wool and
laced up the front were worn by
women many centuries ago.
The longevity of, woman has In.
creased in the last two decades and
the} now live Unger than men.
Women's ankles are growing larger,
say observers. Golf, tennis and other
sports aru held responsible.
Statistics show that the majority of
divorces are sought by women be-
tween the ages of twenty and twenty-
A dry goods expert says that the
number of women who take 40-Inch
bust size or over is about a third of
the whole female population.
The first mention of wheat Is found
In Genesis 30:14.
Wheat has been man's faithful serv-
ant for more than G,000 years.
A British quarter of wheat is eight
imperial bushels of 63 pounds each.
A rat will consume 50 pounds of
wheat In u year and damage a much
Wheat bread is the principal dally
item of food of one-third of the popu-
lation of the world.
Ctiing No-tug, who lived in the pe-
riod about 2,000 years B. C., is reput-
ed to have been the llrst to make
bread from wheat.
In normal seasons, prior to the great
war, the world's annual production of
wheat was 3,067,4!14,(KM) bushels, of
which amount the United States pro-
duced 695,443.000 bushels, • **
In recent years the average yield of
wheat in the United States has been
nearly fifteen bushels to the acre, al-
though yields in excess of twenty
bushels to the acre are not uncommon.
Wheat is believed to have originat-
ed in Central Asia. BfbJical, Egyp-
tian and Chinese literature supports
the claftn that it was in cultivation
prior to the historical era.
"A Poor Married Man."
The annual Seinor Pl y was given on
Saturday the 20th ult to an apprecia-
tive audience at the high school audito-
The play was entitled "A Poor Mar-
ried Man," was quite cleverly acted by
the whole cast. The leading man, Les-
ter Peters, acted the young, newly-mar-
ried professoito perfection, exhibiting
an unsuspected dramatic ability which
delighted the audience. Orol Best as a
fickle, money-seeking bride, showed a i
talent which suggests possibilities of a
great future for her in forensic art, if
she had the advantage of proiessional
Axie Stam as mother-in-law of the
managing variety, was aspetfectfc at
home in her difficult part, as tho it was
written expressly for hep; while Einil
Krivohlavek as a country doctor and
father ol the se ond wife of the proffe?-
sor, again demonstrated the cleverness
with whieh the cast had been chosen,
for he was just exactly what his part
called for. Ethel Cheavalier was the
home loving girl who ffinally brot peaca
to the tried domestic life of the pro-
fessor. His every appearance brot a
spontaneous laugh and yet his comedy
was never overdone. Stanley Letcher
represented ably the love lorn college
boy who suceeeds in bringing about a
whole train of misunderstandings.
Thelma Southwick, in a minor part but
an essential link in the plot, was her
own natural, lovable self and was well
To Miss May Noel, director of the
play, belongs great credit for its sua-
Many of the local fans have been at-
tending the ball games at Enid largely
to see Frank show the grade of ball
players produced at Garber- Frank is
headed for big honors this year and the
Sunday Oklahoman showed by the
official score that he is "the mightiest
siugger in the league." In home runs
he promises to equal the record of
Perry didn't si ovv biand of base
ball on thtf'ioeal lield Sunday th^t even
puts its team in the class with the
Garber Oilers. The day was very
sultry and warm and the boys tired
easily or the Oilers would have run
around the circuit more. The score:
Garber 13, Perry 0.
Kirkhart, the Perry slant dealer, is a
southpaw. He w as at once namsd by
the fans Jess Willard, as he is the big-
gest affair ever mounting a mound in
this sector. But after the Oilers all
looked them over they started bunch-
ing hits, retiring him sadly in the 7th.
Balzer worked a little careful at the
start but soon settled down to take it
easy. Two or three times he tightened
up just to keep Perry from completing
atrip. Ponca City had shut Perry out
6 to 0, so Dr. Beard issued orders that
Perry shouldn't score to place the Oil-
ers ahead of the Poncas.
As no arrangement had been made
otherwise, the ministers of our city got
together and agreed to hold union ser-
vices in the City Hall, the last Sunday
preceding Decoration Day, May28t'h.
A partial program was rendered in-
terspersed with beautifulso-ng service,
rendered by a choir composed of sing-
ers from all the churches.
The sermon was delivered by Rev.
U.G.Miller of our city. His sermon
was most fitting for the occasion and
his eulogy to the nation's historic dead
sounded the depth of patriotism of
which he was possessed.
The other ministers, (Rev. Murphy
and Young,) assisted in the services
and the words spoken in prayer and
sermon became the more important
when Memmorial Day was finally pas-
sed without any program or servioes.
Soldier's Graves Flagged.
i In the morning of Decoration Day,
afrer the rain ceased falling, we assisted
D* Smith, representing the World War
vetenns, to mark the soldier's graves in
the Garber cemetery, with large flags
to distinguish them from others, so
that when flowers are strewen, their
graves would be known. Apparently
by common consent, this was omitted
for the want of a program to be carried
We herewith append a list of the sol-
dier dead, sleeping their last sleep in
the above named cemetery and it
should be clipped out and preserved
for future reflerance by those interes-
ted in the possible patriotic duty of
adopting those little green tents as
shrines worthy of recognition.
The list of Union veterns graves.
James S. Gilpin,
John L. Pickard,
J. A. Thempson,
David H. Rogers,
Francis E. Reisdorph,
Rev. R. W. Hurt,
Edward W. Murphy,
J. L. Black,
World War veterns,
Fred H. Stack-man,
Rats in the Montreal courthouse
showed tkair contempt fortlK judge
by eating his gown and hat when they
were placed in the judge's chambers
at night. Court stenographers had
their notes eaten by rats during the
night and civil suits involving valuable
property were delayed through the
disappearance of records. When "Ex-
hibit A" in a murder trial was eaten,
and the prisoner was liberated from
lack of evidence the authorities ap-
pointed an official rat catcher.—Dear-
Berlin is the third largest city in
Railroads consumed 150,000,000 tons
of coal in 1917.
California lias more than 40,000
acres planted In olives.
A team of elephants will drag logs
averaging as much as 2,500 board
The Interest on Great Britain's wa:
debt to the United States amounts to
$250,000,000 a year.
The civilized nations of the world,
it has just been computed, use about
3,200,000 matches every minute of the
Tli6 largest organ in the world is to
be installed in the cathedral now near-
ing completion In Liverpool. It will
have no fewer than 10,507 pipes and
Our total annual consumption of
tin is something like SWi.OOO tons. Un-
fortunately, we are obliged to import
nearly all of it; for the United States
has hardly any tin deposits worth
The Chinese are the only people on
earth who eat no cheese.
Chinese women prefer death in child-
birth to defeated motherhood.
The highest ambition of a Chinaman
is to have a fine coffin and a fine fu-
Chinese wear their finger nails very
long and sometimes tip them with
SPECIALS FOR JUNE
32-in. Amoskeag Gingham, for dresses, in checks,
Plaids and block patterns
Limit 10 yards to customer)
Full Cut, Standard Percale Bungalow Aprons
Spring and Summer Millinery—both trimmed and
These prices for Thursday, Friday & Saturday only
Colby Dept. Store
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