Drumright Evening Derrick (Drumright, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 251, Ed. 1 Friday, January 21, 1921 Page: 1 of 4
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|__ — " " DRUMRIGHT. OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JAN. 21, 1921 __
noiNn?" See It at IDLE HQliRjATURDA
I- imfmphk Rftvf.oN- " "MYRTFRY MAN SOLVED WITH
DAILY 15c PER WEEK
GETS TASTE OF UNUSUAL
i Shamrock, Jan. 21-Just as the
! evening offering was being gathered
1 In the Methodist church at Shamrock
1 Sunday nisht, three masked men ap
peared in doorway and took charge
I 0f the services. Th£y also took charge
. , t o. ,,,.,.1, fnr Re- of the collection, with the addition ot
ViHim of Heart Trouble, Long Search ior ivt a 8Peciai contribution fro m^e_bretir
,, I , pioimpfl bV! ren a,ul slsters in
gained Health Proves Futile. Is ( lain
i li DHUWU6HI AFTER
long illness pusses ■
gaineu hw" *
Death at 3:30 Yesterday. Relatives at Bedside
predicted for fer.
went to colorado two years
ago for relief, high
j Mrs. Aaron Drumright, wife of
Aaron I)rumr)grt. county commission
er, passed away at 3:30 y ester ay
I iifternoon at the family residence,
j m Dale street The immediate cause
„t death is assigned by the attending
vhpsician as eart leakage eompl.c^
e4 with dropsy. Relatives are here for
the funeral which will be he.d at the
The death of Mrs. Drumright is the
culmination of a long, w8ar>?B " I"9 ,
extending over six years Upheld l>
the kindness of husband, children,
and friends, she had made a courage-
ous fight for renewed health a flgh
which the approach of death >''h '
I day rendered futile.
| she had suffered sefiius illnes. for
two months, her life hanging n the
balance while everything that oare
and medical sKill could contribute was
I done to save her life.
Mrs Drumright, nee Mary or ru
•Uvan ' was born in Wanekon, Iowa,
according to the records of the fam y
' May 21 1884. She was the daughter
"al and Mary Ann Ryan- She mov-
ed ,o Oklahoma in 1900 and was mar
-T1ed to Aaron Drumright at Stillwater
"'^T'leaves her husband, Aaron
Drumright and four children, bveret
Francis age U, bessie Lucille, 13
Irene May, *<>, and Fred Haskell 8.
Mrs. Drumright was a w°man °
high Christian character, fl omi "
i„g woman, and one who attached
great importance to the frills and
thrtlls of social lite, yet she was
favorite with a wide circle of Mends.
She was a faithful adherent of
Her father and mother are both de
ceased, but she lpave' tW° ° Neb"
James Ryan, Wanekon Iowa, John
Ryan, Dubuque, Iowa, Frank Ryan,
New Albion Iowa, Joe Ryan, oy W
and Leonard Ryan, also fo New A1
^ Among the relatives vere for the
funeral are Mrs- Magaet Hess Way
Bide Nebaska, sister; Mr. and Mre
I' Ryan, of Cushing, uncle and
"te services will take place Mon
white thinks the
world would disarm
Oklahoma City, Okla., Jan- 21.
Coldest weather of the winter is still
in the ofting. Such is the information
advanced by forecasters at the local
veather bureau, who base their state-
a special wun ..w —
ren and sisters into a sack held by
one of the impious visitors while the
congregation was forced to l'.ne up
and march by.
The whole proceeding lasted but a
few minutes, after which the ungodly
collectors Jumped Into a car and es-
caped with the loot before the losers
had recovered their presence of mind.
Often church congregations have felt
that they are being held up, but few
of them have experienced such a
Preserve your teeth and be halo and
- I hearty ,not toothless and grumpy.
Dureau, who base their state- mater)ali long experience and
ment on state records which havo | consclenttoUs efforts.
been kept for 27 years. B Jone8i Georgia D. Jones. Dentists
-Persons who believe there Is little | ^ Em Broadway.
chance for any more cold weather j —®
don't know weather records, accord-
,„g to J. Pemberton Slaughter, metero
legist a. the bureau. The average cc> d-
cst week of an Oklahoma winter fails
from January 29 t6 February 4, the
records of 27 years show. The ave
age minimum temperature during
this 7-day period Is 23 4 degrees above
zero and the average maximum 45.
'"'ThTstate records also show that the
lowest temperature on record in the
sta,e Is chalked up agains'. Fe,1™an
It occurred on February 13, <« 8
Vinita When the mercury registered
•>7 degrees below zero. Ths lowest
temperature recorded in Oklahoma
,-,V during the 30 years recoid have
been kept was 17 degrees below lero
on February 12, 1699.
As these low records temporary
have never bee,, duplicated there is
little chance of it ever being that
cold again in Oklahoma, Mr. Slangy
er asserted, as records tor 20 years
can be taken as indicatlv® °
state's meteorological possibilities.
base ba^l teams attention i
A representative ot SchmeUer Arms
Co will be at our store this evening
tomorrow until noon with a fuU
line of new base ball unif ™ ^
and supplies. A special price will be
made for suit orders placed now, d„
livery made at any time you wai
uden's book store
memphis boy con-
fesses to robberies
CLAIMS THIRTEEN TO HIS CRED-
IT IN TEN DAYS. MOST OF
LOOT CANDY AND
By Associated Press
Memphis Jan.21—John Carroll, a
youth not yet past the age ot short
trousers, confessed today, according
to the police to thirteen robberies in
the past ten days.
Candy and cigars was the principal
loot secured, he admitted. In money,
the entire series ot burglaries had
netted not more than a hundred dol-
lars, the boy stated.
REP0R1S Of JUDGE'S
wilcox assures reporter
nothing further from
real facts. court
here feb 7
6 Pair Coton Gloves $1.00 at O'Dell
and Stephenson's "The Mens' Store.
By Associated Press
burdens ot taxation resulting from
the world war has caused the people
ot all nations to favor an agreement
for disarmanent, Henry White, former
ambassador to aris, told to house na-
val committee today.
He believes that if the n> e .
te6 Will take the initiatve, all the oth
er natons, including Japan, will
asserts paid own bills while
chairman of shipping
By Associated Press
New York, Jan. 21.-Charles M
Schwab appeared before the Walsh
committee this morning and denied
the testimony filed yesterday by Col
E- II. Abadle, former comptroller of
the United States shipping board, to
the effect that Schwab's personal ex-
penses for October 1918, amounting
to two hundred sixty thousanl dollars
were charged to the shipping board.
Schwab declared the statements to
b.-. ' absolutely, unqualified, an t ma t
c., „8l!. false," and that he personal
lv )8 d lis own c>U^nofc durirg his
term of office as director-general
the emergency fleet corporation.
Schwab said that although he was
supposed to receive a dollar a year as
salary, he did not even collect that,
for his travels from ship yard to ship
yard while at the head of the fleet
corporation. He asserted he had never
received any compensation for his
sevices, and did not want any.
wife, heavily insured
burned, husband held
Aberdeen, Miss., Jan. 21.-William
A Thweatt, a planter, was arrestei
today on a warrant charging murder
in connection with the death of his
Wife, was perished ir a fire that de-
stroyed the l'hweitt home near hero
December 3. A corner's, Jury found
that Mrs Thweatt was insured
$25,000, payv'i'.e to boi husband an<
that when i.e was awakened by smoke
be dressed and packed some of his be
longings before going tc a spring for
water to fight the fire. Thweatt testi-
fied that the flames had too great «
start when he returned. His wife s
body was found in the ruins.
Eat your chicken dinner at the
The young ladies class of the Bap-
tist church entertains the young
men's class at .he church this even-
ing from 7:30 till 10:00
If you always wish to look your best
your teeth should be taken care of a
al' times. Serviceable Dentivjy ia
ts dlstlncty harmonious and correct
B. Jones, Georgia D. Jones, dentists
112 East Broadway-
5 Pair Good Lisle Sox $1.00 at O'Dell
:j: 2 110 horsepower
| GAS ENGINES
Ardmore, Jan. 21 -The Knights of
Pythias of this city will celebrate the
thirtetlh anniversary of the Myrtle
liOdge on February 10th and 11th
The first day st the celebration will
be a convention session of the tenth
dsltrict, comprising delegates from
several'towns and cities In the district
and on the second day a D O. O. k.
class ot more than 50 members will
be initiated into the mystic charms
of that organization. The degree team
of the Oklahoma City D. O. O. K., will
be present to perform the ceremonial
A class of seven candidates passed
safely through the rank of Page, tho
first step In the mysteries of Knight-
hood ,at a special meeting of the or-
Ka..itotlon held last night. After the
initiatory work had been completed,
several pi minent local and visiting
members of the order paid a glowing
tribute to Pythtanlsm, gave encourag-
ing words to the candidates and left
a great feeling of brotherly love and
friendship with all those present.
Ssil wf TOW HAHS
Man, Victims Here Holders of Bad Paper Alleged
to have been Drawn by Him. <>«■ Brother-in-
law among these. Has Young Wife.
WANT SHARE TAX
"You may say that reports con-
cerning me being dead are extremely
exaggerated," Judge Gaylord Wilcox
said this morning. He came over from
Sapulpa last night during a recess ot
the Sapulpa term ot Superior court.
Judge Wilcox evinced decided in
terest in current happenings which
he missed while on the bench at the
county seat. He was pleased to learn
definite steps and been taken to main-
a|n the ball club-
"We've got to keep that," he sad
Baseball is about the only summer
fun we have here."
"Sportsmen have taken tho right
step in getting committees to work
frame an energetic protest to the
Pullen resolution which proposes a
ten-year closed season on quail," the
Judge Wilcox will convene the
spring term of Superior Court here
attend auto show
Tho representatives of each of the
five Classes in auto mechanics, at the
hfgh school, accompanied by the in-
structor, Mr. Rosamond, left for Ok-
lahoma City .yesterday evening to at-
tend the automobile show.
The students making the best grade
in their class, thereby getting to take
in the show were: John French, Ar-
, hie G'.ezentanner, Posey Williamson
Blan Gregoire, and I'vln Geiaentan-
The business men contributing mak-
ing this trip possible are: First Na-
tional Bank, Guaranty State Ban ,
'Rotary Club, Acme Garage, Jester
and Stopbenson, Central Garage a
Cocoanut Macaroons at Hamilton's
father-inw-aw attested de
fendant's previous good
By Associated Press
On the showing of friends and as-
surances of the previous good char-
acter and Standing of N. E. Newman,
who was arrested on a charge of trans
porting and possession of intoxicating
liquor a few days ago by Patrolman
Kelly Meyers, his bond at arraign-
ment today was fixed by Judge Wll-
J L- Taylor, Newman's father-in-
law was here from Depew to arrange
for bail. The same bond was named
j lor each charge.
MARKED B! AGIN
organization formed and of-
ficers elected. committee
selected for work
alleged forger has enjoyed
a half year of activity
With the arrest of Pat Tom Harris
yesterday by Patrolman Kelly Mey-
ers on a series of charges of forgery,
a mystery which lias long bailed lo-
cal officers was solved, and a search
which began last June was brought
to an abrupt end.
Pat Tom Harris, alias McKiniey, a
young married man who has lived in
Drumright for some time, has been,
according to police, a genuine "S y
stery man," owing to his ingenuity
in escaping detection for so long.
Seven months ago a forged check
appeared in tho routine business of
one of the local banks. The police were
Informed and a systematic hunt be-
Kan at once. But every effort and
every clue followed ended in failure
or led up a blind alley.
In the meantime other forgeries
appeared trom time to time, the
checjts being in sums of from three
to thirty five dollars. Different names
were used each time, but by a com-
parison and stddy of the writing it
soon became evident that the same
hand was uttering them al1
The police kept doggedly on tuc
trail. „ .
•I'll bet we have walked six hun-
dren miles in the last six months
following this bird, getting close, but
never sure we had th.1 right
■tnd withoiaing arrcbt until we had
the evidence necessary to convict,
sai'd Patrolman Mayers last nitfht.
But finally came the trail's "end' A
tip came which upon investigation was
decided to be the right dope- And late
yesterday Pat Tom was arrested and
lodged in jail.
(Vimparison of his handwriting was
made, and Ave men who are the vic-
tims of his finesse appeared yester-
day. anxious to sign a complaint
against birr on a charge of 'orgerv.
The complaint will be filed today by
the cou> t;- attorney.
Among the victims ot Harris alleg-
ed forgeries are mentioned The Army
and Navy store, Giles Shoe store O -
Dell and Stephenson. The Wrst Nation
al Hank, Everett Jennings, A. vv.
MeCurtney. The latter Is alleged to bo
bate yesterday Harris' wife was re-
fused permission to speak to him a
... ....-mtt frnm Snoriil
WILL DEMAND 75 PER CENT OF
GROSS PRODUCTION TAX
TO BE RETAINED
Tulsa, Jan. 21.—Twenty-five repre-
sentatives of the ofil producing coun-
ties ill Oklahoma will make a deter-
mined fight to secure the passage ot
legislation through the present legis-
lature permitting these counties to re
tain 7 5 percent of the pross produc-
tion taxes collected by them. Col C.
B. Douglas, managing director ot the
chambor ot oommerce, declared here
after a conference with representa-
tives of other counties.
'•Forty percent of the counties in
Oklahoma are oil producing." Mr.
Douglas said, "and It was determined
by representatives ot these counties
aud adjacent counties that they will
attempt to Introduce a bill allowing
5 percent of this money to be retain-
for the construction of roads in-
stead of the one-third now
them " . A hr
Governor Robertson was quoted W
Mr Douglas as batng unfavorable to-
ward the measure, declaring the gov-
ernor thought the measure would
too great a drain on the general state _
PiCTURE BILL RILES SOLONS
Oklahoma City. Jan. 21--F.ftortB to
censor motion picture Alms through a
state law met with the first setback
yesterday afternoon in the senate
when a bill prohibiting pictures of
crime or dHminals was returned to a
eoinmttee wlithout instructions after
the" measure had been debated at
length. It the Dili as drawn were pass-
ed it would prevent the showing of
films in which Mary Plckford or Doug-
las Fairbanks were characters ac-
cording to comment by Senator An-
glin. Senator Draughan declared that
If the bill were passed, one could "kiss
Clara Smith goodbye "
Senator LiUard presented an amend
ment designed to strike out the wor'l
"picture" as he alleged that the bill
in its present form, is passed, would
lirohilirts a newspaper from printing
pictures of places where crime was
The outstanding teaturq of the base
u ,• held at the Roberts hotel fused permission u> n| "" sh i([ pictures oi places « <■« - - .
. Knoaimii for Drumright . o
BOY BURGLAR PLEADS GUILTY
WHEN ARRAIGNED BEFORE
SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE
Cyril McCrary, the sixteen-year old
boy who was discovered Sn tho act of MEET|ngs meTHODIST CHURCH
robbing te cash register at the Tn-
State pool hall recently entered a
plea of guilty when arraigned before |
Judge Gaylord Wilcox today.
It had been a mooted suestion as to
whether McCrary came within juris
diction of tre juvenile court. Since be
w".ll be seventeen in February it was
tuled that he did not come within the
pruMsion of the Juvenile court law.
His plea was accepted by the court
but judgment was suspended til cer-
tain details of the case have been at
The house was full last night to
hear Miss Southard. Tonight she will
speak on America Among Other Na-
tions of the World. Come and hear
All Pastries Fresh at
Bakery. On Sunday w
Mr Board Bernard visiting his sis-
ter, Mrs. E. C. Harned.
Go straight down Fulkerson st,
and into the Square Deal Garage for
all auto grief. 250 3t
Mayor W. E. Nicodemus, J. Arthur
Wilson, Dr. 1-eard, Joe Fogaley, and
Messrs. Bain, Beaver, Blakie, and
Bart Foster, returned last night and
this morning from the midwinter
Consistory reunion at Guthrie and the
dedication of the new Consistory
iorm an , . .
antee league baseball tor Drumright
the coming season.
An association was formed, officers
elected and committees appointed to
raise the guarantee, which will be in
the form ot ticket sales.
w. Ij. Clay was made president an I
Or U E. Cravens vice-president. 1 IK
other officers tollow: Al Carlson, See;
Arthur O'Dell, Treas., W. B. Miser, G.
Pelsy, Geo. Ham, Chas. Webster and
I Dr. M. B. Beattie were elected as
members of the board of directors.
Another meeting ot the officers will
take place Monday evening in the of-
fice of Geo-.ge Ham for the purpose
of working out the details to be fol-
lowed. . ,
A manager has been secured and
organization of the teams will begin
right away. Harry Wallen ot Tulsa
was present as the personal represen-
tative ot President Letcher. C. J.
Brill, sporting editor ot the Daily OK-
lahoman and Times, who is secretary
of the Western Asociation, could not
jwn | *1 >-,--u "■ ^ p«- ——
sh(, amendment was voted down.
this could not be secured and she |
requested Jailor Fox to tell her hus
band she had called. •
Harris i sbeing held subject to the
orders of county officials.
Special suit values this week <25
and $30.—The A-merican Tailors. 248tt
WOULD BAR public
smoking in UTAH
Salt 1-ake City, Utah, Jar. 21 —
Senator Edward Southwlck's anti-eg-
arette bill was Introduced in the
senate today. As now outlined, it pro-
poses to do away with th" manufac-
ture. sale or possession ot cigarettes
in Vtah, or the "making." It w ll
prohibit smoking in any form in cer
tain public places, including all eat
lug places, but will permit it in such
places as hotel lobbies.
Eat your chicken dinner at the
Wear Tailor made clothes.
and ?30.—The American Tailors. 248tf
Homer O'Dell and Warren Gibson
were among prominent Masons from
here who went to Guthrie yesterday
to attend the dedication services of
the new Consistory temple at that
HAVE BEEN REDUCED
WE ARE GOING THEM ONE
BETTER BY GIVING YOU
OF DECEMBER PRI°ES
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