Drumright Evening Derrick (Drumright, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 100, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 9, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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VOLUME THREE. NUMBER 100.
DRUMRIGHT, OKLAHOMA, WEjJNESDAY. MAY 9, 1917.
FIVE CENTS PER COPY
nized Over Union
—To Be Honored
FIRST NATIONAL BANK "A KENTUCKY BELLE"
LARGEST IN OIL FIELD SENIOR H. S. PLAY
The following letter was received
at the office of the Evening Derrick
this morning, and is self-explanatory:
St. Louis, May 5, 1917.
Lou S. Allard,
Dear Sir:—I am coming to Drum-
right Friday, May 18, at 9 a. m. via
the Santa Fe, in charge of a party of
one hundred of the leading business
men of St. Louis, heads of our largest
manufacturing and wholesale houses.
We will stay twenty minutes, and it is
our purpose to visit your merchants
in their stores.
We do not desire any form of en-
tertainment, but our band will try to
entertain your people by playing on
The writer, a brother newspaper
man of the staff of the St. Louis Post-
Dispatch, hopes to meet you person-
ally while in your city. I would
greatly appreciate your use of the en-
closed story, or any part of it a few
days prior to our coming.
Very truly yours,
R. E. LEE,
Secretary Sales Managers' Bureau.
The party is traveling on a train
de luxe, with two dining cars, four
sleeping cars, observation car and
baggage car. The party will eat and
sleep on the train for a week and even
carries its own barber and suit
presser and representatives of the
Bell Telephone company and the
Western Union Telegraph company
will be along to expedite service.
The excursion is to be made to 46
towns in Oklahoma to enable the
heads of the St. Louis houses to come
into close personal contact with busi-
ness men of Oklahoma to confirm
the reports of their salesmen of the
wonderful progress and prosperity of
the state. They also come to spread
the doctrine of optimism and assur-
ance to Oklahomans that business
will not lag or be depressed by ex-
isting war conditions.
Seymour's Army band will accom-
pany the St. Louisans and will play
jepneert and patriotic music while
For a city that is only four years
old, to command the recognition that
it does is surely worthy of note, and
is something that all Drumright should
be proud of. Drumright is on an
end of a branch railroad line. It is
in a way unhandy for a special train
of this nature to reach. To have a
party of this kind visit Drumright is
not only an event worthy of note, but
shows how this city stands in the eyes
of the country at. large. Drumright is
on the map, and at the pace we are
going it is going to stay there.
| Through the issuance of the state-
j < mnt put out by the First National
j bank of Drumright astonishing facts
lean be gathered.
I It is evident from this statement j
that the First National is by far the
largest bank in the oil field. This
statement may be found elsewhere
in this issue of the Evening Derrick.
With a paid in capital stock of
$25,000 and $15,000 surplus fund,
they show total individual deposits
subject to check of $380,513.04. That
at the close of business May 1. To-
day eight days after this statement
was compiled—they are carrying de-
posit* in the neighborhood of $500,-
000. Their deposits for one day *e-
cently amounted to nearly $40,031).
Very few banks in this district can
point to such evidence of confidence
on the part of the people of the com-
munity to which they cater.
From the strength shown iti thi3
Jtatement, together with such men as
R. B. Farris, J. H. Perry, J. G. Ben-
nett and R. M. Hayes running the af
fairs of the bank, it is evident that
Drumright has a bank that can be
considered as second to none in the
"A Kentucky Belle," a play given
by the High school seniors, will be
tiaged at th^ High school auditorium j
Thursday evening, May 10.
The personnel of the play follows: i
Miss Mariah Douglas, an Aristo- j
atic Maiden Lady—Neta Sivadon. ;
Isabel Douglas, niece of Miss Doug- j
las, democtratic tendencies—Mollie j
Marie Van Harlenger, a firend of |
Col. Wm. McMillen, a suitor to
Dr. Blake, a middle-aged practi-
Miss Madden, a trained nurse—
John Cason Gorden, alias Jack
Cason, student of sociology—Francis
Mrs. Gorden, mother of John Ca-
son Gorden—Geraldine Irvin.
Miss Gorden, a sister of John Ca-
son Gorden—Ellen Matlock.
Kour Telephone Linemen—Earl
I'archer, Vier Winans, Emerson Shel-
don, Henry Hunt.
Cindy, negro maid—Alto Thoma-
Calls Excess Levy
FOR COUNTY FAIR
At the meeting of the Creek Coun-
ty Fair association last evening, W. E.
Gage of Sapulpa was elected secre-
tary of the association. Mr. Gage is
a deputy in the county clerk's office
at Sapulpa, and is well known through
BARBERS' DANCE BIG SUCCESS
The dance given by the Barbers'
union last evening turned out to be a
whirlwind success, everyone being
The dances will continue, being run
under the same management, same
I care and attention being given to the
i affairs that made last night's event a
Henry, negro boy engaged to
' Cindy—Sam Lewis.
i Young Men and Girls of the Vil-
lage—Tom Taylor, Urmel Gwyn,
j Vera Walls, Opal Sumpter, Celia
Kiibbs, Ethel Hughes, Laura Smuck,
Marguerite Giezentanner, Daisy Bal-
lard and Evelyn Sumpter.
1 This play will be put on entirely by
| home talent, the members being of
the senior class at the High school.
! This play should be well patronized
! and the class given good support.
Mayor Nicodemus this afternoon is-
sued a proclamation calling a special
election for the excess school tax
levy. The proclamation is published
in this issue of the Derrick.
This is the first step taken by
either side since the decision of Judge
Bo/.art at Sapulpa Monday afternoon.
Much interest is centered in this
move locally, some doubting the le-
gality of the election as the courts
have not as yet decided which side
shall be the real school board of
Drumright. However, this decision
is likely to tit' reached before the date
set for this election.
RAPID GROWTH OF
OUT OF MOLEHILLS
New School Board
Has Been Given
THE WAR NEWS
GERMAN TROOPS HAVE RECAP- — - * ~
TURED TOWN OF FRESNOY, FRANKIE NURD1N RE-
From a statement issued by the
Guaranty State bank of Drumright
at the close of business May 1 it is
evident that this bank is coming for-
ward with rapid strides.
This bank opened its doors Sep-
tember 18, 1916. At the close of its
business May 1, 1917, five and one-
half months later, they show indi-
vidual deposits subject to check to
the amount of $224,088.53.
Surely great confidence must be
placed in this institution as well as
its officers to enable it make the show-
ing it has.
City Clerk Joe Fogaley empties the
vials of his wrath upon oui hapless
head through Tuesday's issue of an-
other publication. The cause of his
eruption was a local item in Monday's
Derrick referring to his having re-
turned from Ft. Sill where he went to
take the examination and eniis\ for
service with Uncle Sam.
The article was written by one who
has always been a ver/ good friend
of the city clerk, and, for that mat-
ter, this papeij has always felt a
friendly interest in the young man.
The item was written and published
with never a thought of giving of-
fense but was passe 1 as u bit of the
day's work and Mr. Fogaley s resent-
ing the article and his challenge to
fight leaves us in rather an embar-
rassing attitude. However, Mr. Foga-
ley has matched a batt'e to be fought,
we hope, with nature's weapons. That
being the rase, hatpins will be chosen
for they (ire the natural weapons of
the gentler sex—and it was a young
lady who wrote the item ref jned to.
This is no apology, it will be dis-
tinctly understood, but a simple state-
ment of what transpired. If it pleases
1 everybody, well and good; if it
I doesn't, fine and dandy.
ELSEWHERE THE ALLIES ARE
RAPIDLY CLOSING IN ON THE
In an interview with Prof. Peters]
lie stated to a Derrick reporter that
Judge Bozart, sitting in the district
court at Sapulpa, handed down a de-
cision in the case of the local school
hoard throwing out the enjoiners is-
sue.! in the cai-.
This decision, according to Prof.
Peters, gives the new board a legal
standing, leaving it up to the courts
to decide just who shall constitute the
school board of Drumright. This de-
cision was handed down Monday aft-
EXHIBITION AT HIGH SCHOOL
An exhibition of the work accom-
plished by all the school grades will
be given at the High school all next
week. Monday Mrs. Stout of the
Fourth ward will give an entertain-
ment at the High school auditorium
free. Everyone is invited. Parents
are invited to attend evenings to see
what their children are doing.
Frankie Nurden, pride of the
j Drumright fight fans, returned from j
I Beriin May 9.—German troops j Oklahoma City this morning, after
have recaptured Fresnoy, says the of- fighting a draw with Frank Allison,
facial statement issued by the Ger- j the Kansas boy. Frankie's appearance
I man army headquarters staff. j is such as to lead one to believe that
Fresnoy is a town on the Arras he received very little rough handling
front, five miles southwest of Lens j at the hands of the Kansas boy.
and was captured by the Canadians ( Frankie surely held his own.
on May 3. Since the taking of the ] He will be matched with young
town by British forces, the Germans Griffin here in Drumright Tuesday
have made desperate efforts to recap-jevening, May 15. A match is being
Off With A Rush
ture it and the fighting has been al-
most continuous on that part of the
WEDDING AT THE PASTIME
BIG SALE ON TOMORROW
The Falls Dry Goods company are
anouncing that they will run a mam-
moth sale, starting tomorrow morn-
ing. From all accounts Mr. Falls in-
tends to clean up and is offering the
public of Drumright some bargains
that he claims will be hard to equal.
His announcement appears in this
The manageemnt of the Pastime
will pull off a wedding at the theater
this evening, presenting the bride and
groom with a diamond ring. The
ring is' on exhibition at the "Busy
Bee" confectionery store.
Manager Pruit of the Liberty an-
nounces that he will show this even-
ing "Between Men," featuring Wm.
S. Hart in a Triangle production. Mso
the Triangle comedy, "The Hunt,"
featuring Ford Sterling and Polly
sought for him with Earl Puryear
bantamweight boxer, for June 5.
Frankie will at once take up his du-
ties with the Roxana Oil company
London, May 9.—After the ene-
throughout the night at a number of j COMES TO DRUM-
hTthe sector between Fresnoy and i PIGHT TO ENLIST
Loos, says official statement, "Our ar- IUUI11 1U LULllM
tll"WeTade successful raidf.during; J. W. Blachly, father of Drs.
(he night in the neighborhood of; Blachly, arrived in Drumright last
: Neuve Chapelle and Fauquissart. Our evening to visit with his sons and
positons around Armentieres were daughter.
raided yesterday evening. After; Mr. Blachly will be 80 years old
hand-to-hand fighting, the enemy was Sunday and is a very spry'
driven out" I man" for his age. Arrangements
The bitter resistance offered by the | have been made to celebrate his 80th j
Germans to the British advance has | birthday.
centered in their defense of Lulle-1 Mr. Blachly says he w,11 enlist a ter
court two and a half miles west of ; completing his visit here in
Subscribe for the Derrick
The start of the list of contribu-
tions to the $10,000 building fund in
the campaign now on by members of
the First Baptist Church Inc., of
Drumright is hej-e recorded. At the
poll of the senior Bible class of the
Sunday school last Sabbath morning
it was the concensus of opinion that
the class should make a concerted ef-
fort to start the fund at a respectable
f'gure, and each and every member
present expressed an earnest desire to
be represented as contributing to the
extent of his available resource, many
of them were reluctant, at that time,
to pledge a definite amount, but pre-
ferred to await the action of others;
this,.iina!ly, to increase the subscrip-
tion to a more than respectable ag-
gregate as a unit; and such donations
will be recorded as they are deter-
mined upon. There is a minority of
the class averse to pledging any
amount but preparing to swell the
fund later with hird rash. Many of
them signified that they had deter-
mined upon the amounts they could
afford to pledge to the fund and
pledges to the amount of $500 were
secured at the close of the session of
the class that morning. It is confi-
dently believed that this class will,
before the campaign is closed, in-
crease the above noted consideration
to over $1,500. This is a gratifying
beginning, and we expect to hear
from the Young Men's Bible class in
courseof a day or two that their in-
itial contribution will be in excess of
course of a day or two that their in-
will be spirited rivalry between these
two classes, each straining to outdo .
the other. Then come the ladies'
classes, followed by those of boys and
girls of the Sunday school. After the
preliminary records were announced
involving the Sabbath school the in-
dividual church momibers' offerings
will be disclosed. It is practically as-
sured now that over $5,000 will be
furnished by the congregation, then
persuasive force will be applied to
others than members.
Watch the columns of the Derrick
for news of the progress of the cam-
Overalls, after successive seasons
of short skirts will be hard oil the silk
stocking factories and the occulists
Pastime Theatre Today
Madison Square Theatre Company
Featuring Charley Cubinc, Famou. Comedian, and company prcer.t
"GIRL OF TEE BAR 6tZ" RANCH"
SPECIAL VAUDEVILLE FEATURES
PICTURES—"Mr. Bingo, the Bachelor" Seliy Comedy
The Famous Universal Film Features
"BETWEEN MEN," Featuring V/m. S. Hart—Triangle .j.
Ford Sterling with Polly Moran in "THE HUNT"—Triangle
Triangle—"FINE ARTS" £
* %• *5* •>
ADMISSION 40 and 2Cc
7 - A Program of Seven Reels - 7
I Admission 5c and 10c I
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accordance with the
at the time the call
'view the steps taken
. as we will designate
was issued as pro-
far as the calling of
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ut it fails to comply
the same respect aa
■ther side inasmuch
nored in not stating
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fell as failing to file
on blanks provided
at a tax levy should
s no dovbt but what
such fundi to tan
'hy can't these calk
in accordance wttfc
a question, that if
levies ara voted,
I ever be collected,
•oted strictly M «e-
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y taxpayer Ma go
court, after either
a have been voted,
lection of the levy.
oeing started here
iforce the laws re-
citizens are calling
Sunday in accord-
Ms ny of the mer-
y approved of this
; all in their power
i law in this regard
first page of the
on this closing bi-
as sell food, medi-
ances and necesaU
very plain in thia
Id pay those well
open on Sundays 1
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