Drumright Evening Derrick (Drumright, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 111, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 22, 1917 Page: 1 of 4
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VOLUME THREE. NUMBER 111.
nnuMRIGHT._OICl.AHOMA, TUESDAY.JV^Y 22,1jH7.
RED CROSS MEETING
HELD LAST NIGHT
REPORT OF TREASURER OF
LOCAL RED CROSS SOCIETY
|c. E. ROEBECK
The local Red Cross held a meeting
at the Baptist church last evening and
accomplished many matters of im-
portance. The following commitees
P. J. Gould, Joe Willetts, Mrs. Sid
Busby, Mrs. Jesse Athton.
Way* and Mean*
Dr. C. D. Blachly, Homer O'Dell,
Mrs. Earl Anderson, Mrs. Nicodemus. I
C aptain* of Membership Committee
Child's Welfare Club—Mrs. Lila
Methodist Church—Mrs. Gaylord
Presbyterian Church—Mrs. J. F.
Eastern Star—Joe Fogeley.
United Sewing Circle—Mrs. Mabel
Ladies of the Maccabees—Mrs.
Relief Corps—Mrs. Corder.
Baptist Church—Mrs. Laura Robb.
Emahaka Club—Mrs. A. W. Hol-
Catholic Church—Mrs. Shelby.
Odd Fellows—Jacob Marcus.
Moose—J. L. Woods.
Moose Heart—Mrs. Klinger.
Knights and Ladies of Security—
W. 0. W.—Dr. Harry Blachly.
Prairie Pump Station—Mrs. Leon
Laton Oil Company—Mrs. E. L.
The Fourth Ward—Mrs. W. P.
All of the High school scholars, the
oil companies that have not been
named and all lodges are requested to
communicate with Dr. Lucile Blachly
in regard to this that captains may
be appointed in their units.
Annual members, 56
Contributing member, one.
Total received ....
Receipt books, four at 10c. . . $ .-J"
Rem. to headquarters 9.00
Cash on hand 52.10
LUCILE SPIRE BLACHLY,
May 22, 1917 Treasurer
OTTO WALLACE HAY
BOX NURD1N SOON
Otto Wallace is in touch with Pro-
moter Fisher trying to land a bout
with Frankie Nurdin. Wallace is cut-
ting up a little bit and is slated to
box Bobby Waugh at Oklahoma City
The Evening Derrick received a let-
ter from Otto yesterday which reads
Oklahoma City, May 18, 1917.
lou S. Allard,
Kditor Drumright Derrick,
Dear Sir:—Just a few lines to tell
you that I'm back in Oklahoma City.
I am to box Bobby Waugh here Tues-
day night. I just returned from the
west' where I made a great record by
beating such men as Gilbert, Gallant
Kid Alex, Sailor Kirk and Wop
Flynn. All these fights were at Den-
In Kansas City I beat Billy Wag-
ner, Harvey Thorpe, Eddie Shannon,
Bed Butler and Chas. Metrie.
While I'm here I would like to come
to Drumright to box before my many
friends. Hoping you will remember
me to my friends through your paper.
With best wishes,
OTTO "YOUNG" WALLACE.
C. E. Roebeck, who was arrested
for an assault on Mr. Ensig Sunday
night, claims that the gun he had was
not drawn on Mr. Ensig, but fell out
of his pocket in the scuffle, and that he
asked a woman present) to pick it up
and take care of it.
C. W. Kidd of Cleveland is in
Drumright today on business.
NOVEL OPERATION AT
THE EASLEY HOSPITAL
| An operation that was pronounced j
as very unusual was performed at the
Easley hospital Sunday.
R. A. Long, an employe of the
Silurian Oil company, had a horse
ihat had for sometime past been suf
fering from what appeared as a form
of distemper. The horse had trouble
in breathing and had become so bad
that hope was about given up.
Mr. Long brought the animal to
Easley hospital and Drs. Easley and
Danielson operated. It developed
that a tumor had formed in the
trachea or windpipe of the animal,
the growth becoming so large as to
nearly block up the passage.
The tumor was removed and the
horse will leave the hospital in a day
or so. The veterinaries who operated
claim that such a growth in the wind-
pipe of an animal was entirely un-
known to them.
Members of the new school board
handed in the following copy to the
Derrick office this morning:
new school board calls
On account of the ichool
board muddle not being lettled
the new board has decided to
call the election for the increased
school tax levy ofl indefinitely.
They thought this would be set-
tled long ago, and do not feel
that it would he right for them
j to go on till this question is defi-
OIL TANK PROTECTOR
TESTED OUT YESTERDAY
OKLAHOMA IS IN
Washington, May 22. Distribu-
tion of the cuuntry by states into ihe
areas that will provide the sixteen
divisions of the selective army were
announced today by the war depart-
! i.:ent and included'
i Fifteenth division—Texas, Okla-
j lioma, New Mexico, Arizona, southern
CI.EVE DUGGAN ARREST-
Cleve Duggan was arrested again
this morning on an information from
Sapulpa charging him with the theft
of another automobile.
] Duttgan was already under bond
1 on a charge of stealing a car that was
found at Joplin, Mo. His trial is set
I for Friday, June 1.
AT THE LIBERTY.
CAMPAIGN NOTES |
A special meeting will be held at
the Baptist church Wednesday even-
nig, at which time several speakers
\ >11 use their efforts in furthering
the $10,000 campaign for tihe build-
ing of the new church.
Great interest is being shown in the
campaign, and it Is hoped that the
larger contributions will start coming
in shortly. Don't! forget the big
booster meeting Wednesday night at
; s o'clock.
DICK KETCHF.I. NOW
READY FOR BOUT
son born to mr.
and mrs. bartley
Yesterday morning about 4 o'clock
a 10 1-2 pound boy was born to Mr.
and Mrs. Earl aBrtley. Both the
baby and mother are doing nicely.
Garrett B. James of the National
Hoard of Fire Underwriters of Chi-
cago was in Drumright yesterday and
conducted a three-hour test of the
James oil tank protector. The test
was made on gas, gasoline and com-
The test was the most thorough
known to the Board of Underwriters.
After the test was completed Mr.
James pronounced the protector as
the most practical and best device of
its kind that he had ever seen, and
that with its use at least 90 per cent
of the tanks that are lost in the Drum-
l ight field could be saved.
A demonstration will be given
shortly to representatives of different
I oil interests.
The management of the Liberty
has secured an unusually interesting
set of pictures for this evening and is
a bill that should draw a capacity
Grace Cunard, featuring in "True
to Their Colors," a two-part war
drama of love and patriotism, by
Francis Ford, will be the leading fea-
ture. "The Townsend Divorce Case"
and "The Woods Are Full of Them,"
a one-reel comedy, and an educa-
tional picture, "Under the Big Top
and Dorsey," will complete the pro-
The Liberty has been showing to a
capacity house all of last week, due
no doubt to the fact that Manager
Pruit is putting on nothing but class
Dick Ketchel, who is to face Cur-
lay Smith tomorrow night at the Pas-
time theater, was at the Derrick office
this morning and says that he is ready
for the bout.
Other bouts in which Ketchel was
the leading actor and not published
in his record Oil the posters are.
Jack Archer, at Waterloo, Iowa—
Ten rounds, decision.
Art Shoemaker, Burlington, Iowa
~K. O. fourth round.
F. Marquad—K. O. seventh round.
Frand Cox, Canadian champion
Won by foul in third round.
F. McCabe, at Sand Springs— K. O.
Ketchel says that if a winner in
tomorrow night's bout he will be open
for any man at any weight. Ketchel
claims to have been allowing fighters
from 25 to 40 pounds all summer. He
will enter the ring tomorrow evening
at 15S, while Curley will be at about
FIVE CENTS PER COPY
EXCESS TAX LEVY
ELECTION ON TODAY
The tax levy election called by the
"new schoo Iboard" is being held at
the various polling places in the city
designated in the board's call. The
hirst ward polling place was changed
at the last minute as Mrs. F.dmiester
was not in a position to have the elec-
tion held at her place.
It is hoped that this levy will be
voted as well as the one to be voted
upon tomorrow. The school system
has to have money to keep in exist-
ence. The schools must run. The
children must be educated. To ac-
.. mpli he this the school board, which
ever one will be declared legal, must
have sufficient funds.
It is to be regretted that this mud-
lie had to come up at this time, but
it seems that this is the only time that
such differences arise. Oklahoma City
now has a tight on of a similar nature,
which is having about the same effect
on the school system of that city.
It is to be deplored that the chil-
dren of any community should be de-
prived of proper education, which will
likely be the case should either one or
both of these levies fall through. Both
levies should be voted. Only one can
be collected. The levy that was voted
the call of the board that the
courts will decide as the legal board
will be the levy that will stand up in
URlIMRlf HT RFD CROSS SMITH AND KETCHEL
There is a movement on at present
to organize a base ball team for the
Red Cross society. This team will he
suported by its own players, and all
of the proceeds of the games played
will be donated to the Red
GEO. W. HERRING AND SON, HERMAN, ACQUITTED
Curley Smith and Dick Ketchel are
both training hard for tomorrow's
bout. Curley is training at the Paj
time from 4 to 5 every evening, and
today will train with Joe Coleman.
Ketchel is training at the same
T>o"ss ' house and will this evening put on a
i four-round go with Bradford Sim- . 1 I
cause. I . a,. Roth bovs certain J. H. Thomas was arrested by
The organization is being pu^hcd I m.>ns ' d form and there I Deputy Sheriff Francis.
forward as fast as possible in orde. to ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ fight The shooti„g took place on Sunday,
fans of Drumright will see a match
The" case of the state vs. Geo. W.
Herring and Geo. H. Herring, charged
with assault with intent to kill, was
tried before Justice Clements yester-
day afternoon. The case was one of
he many angles of the Thomas case.
It will be recalled that the Evening
Derrick gave an account in its issue
cf May 7the of the shooting affair out
on the J. Richards lease, in which a
AT THE PASTIME
May 6. The following day Thomas
ypeared before Justice Clements and
swore out a warrant against the
father and brother of the young girl
over whom the shooting was alleged
to have occurred.
Thomas in taking the stand before
schedule a game for next Sunday, the
weather permitting. This team is not
being organized to compete in a busi-
ness way with the Drumright oase ball
club, but is being pushed forward,
not as a financial proposition, but to . . .
further the cause of the Red Cross. The management <rf the Pa*.time is
Absolutely all proceeds will be do- orluni e in aw thcaler this Jus'tice Clements Yesterday testified
nated to the Red Cross societ;,. Those . ated to play th#t he went to call on the girl and
who wish to become members of t , . - .<8kmet Martin will be seen i was forbidden to come into the house
team will please send their names o Ed « Skri^Martm will^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ he> Thomas>
the Derrick o ice am e nanu ^ ,furnigh pjenty Gf comedy to all. Miss demanded an explanation. In the ar-
turn Will be ha |10t Keys, the little southern sunshine, gument the brother of the girl came
will put on a hard boiled character j to the door and "pulled a gun down
sketch that will furnish all kinds of j in my face and ordered me away."
laughter. Her troupe of southern ; Under cross-examination his ans-
beauties will introduce eight first wers became very slow as the chain of j
class musical numbers throughout the j facts were placed before him by At- j
evening's bill? j torney Wagner. Almost from the
The pictures billed are of an ex-, start Assistant State's Attorney
Drumngnt. w«=. ""j"7„aching i ception nature and constitutes one | Speaknfan realized that he was prose-
of cUsse7 Even if vou haven't been of the best film hills that the Pastime cuting a cause that was almost with-
Mivp'itntv for some time send in has put on for some time. "The Lady out foundation.
on active d y j„ the Library," a Vitagraph feature, Young Mr. Herring was the hrs.
yo""7'- i Af'KSON Will be the attraction. Selig's Weekly witness put on the stand by attorneys
' " ' Secretary. j No. 37 will be the educational fea- for the defense. He testified as to
w qTiHIi ture. Selig weeklies stand second to Tohmas coming to the home and de-
' Vice Chairman none as educational films. A Kaia- manding to see his sister which his
IIP i tirtl I.- SPIRE BLACHLY, graph drama entitled "Secret of the father had continually forbidden. It
l)R. LUC-ILr. hflKl. buaiiihi, h , . in thk man's testimony
are promoting the movement.
The local Red Cross wants the
names of all graduate nurses living
in Drumright or in the vicinity of
Drumright. We want you to aid us
that he did not pull a gun on Thomas,
but did tell him to go about his busi-
ness and shut the door in his face.
Thomas then went to Langdon's store,
according to the testimony, and
bought a .32 calibre automatic revol-
ver, came home and finished his day's
Shortly after Herman Herring went
to the store and in the meantime
Thomas had returned. The girl's
father sent his younger daughter for
her brother, telling her to "tell Her-
man to hurry right smart." Little
Vera met her brother coming back,
and was delivering her father's mes-
sage when Thomas fired upon tTiem
from a stable. A second and third
shot was fired, all of which were low
and struck the ground around the
feet of Mr, Herring and his little sis-
ter. When they got to the house the
father was firing at Thomas, after
Thomas had been firing at his son and
daughter. Throughout the entire tes-
timony it developed that Herman
never had a gun in his hand, let alone
firing at Thomas as Thomas had testi-
Little Vera Herring, the 12-year-
old daughter of G. W. Herring, was
next called. This little girl, very
j modest, in a clear, quick tone, testi-
' fied in such a w ay as to expel all
I doubt as to the witness telling the
I truth. She testified to one occasion
when the family came to Drumright
to the Third ward school play that
was held at the Strand theater. How
after the show Thomas had come up
on them and demanded of her father
to release his daughter to him. How
her lather refused, and how Thomas
drew a revolver and "stuck it. in
napa's face and said that if he
couldn't have sister Vivian he'd take
papa's life." She told how her father,
at the point of the gun, in the center
of Drumright, released his daughter
to her betrayer.
•She testified as to another time
Thomas called at the home one night
and was refused admission to the
house by her father and how Thomas
had pulled his gun and made threats
against her father. How one morn-
ing Thomas pulled a gun on her father
and said "he would either have the
girl or kill him."
G. W. Herring, the 60-year-old
father of the girl in question, was
next called. lie testified as to vari-
ous threats that Thomas made against
him since last September. How at
one time he pulled a gun and re-
marked that he would kill the whole
Herring tribe. That he had killed a
man in West Virginia and was sorry
for it and that it may he possible
that he would have to. kill him an-
other and he may be sorry for that.
How Thomas had taken his daughter
from him cne night in the streets of
Drumright at the point of a gun. And
on one occasion, he testified, Thomas
spirited his daughter away from home
li -automobile and . took her to
A Mr. Royer was called and told
how Thomas car.e to him one day
w ith some shells in his hand, and said
"Hell's a popping but 1 a!m ready for
it. One of these is for old man Her-
At the close of the evidence it took
Justime Cleemnts very little time to
pronounce the defendants ' not
guilty," in so doing remarked, "If
they did shoot 1 believe they had
cause to do so."
Yesterday an unknown man driv-
ing a seven-pasenger Buick, went
over the embankment at the same
place, between Tulsa and Sapulpa, as
did Mr. Sittler Saturday night, and
was drowned under his car.
There was nothing about him to
disclose his identity. The remains
were taken to Sapulpa and are being
held at the Kiefer Undertaking estab-
lishment while an investigation is be-
i ing nia:l*' to discover his identity.
RED CROSS CONTRIBUTION
AND MEMBERSHIP BLANK
Dr. Lucile Spire Blachly,
Enclosed please find $ as
u (contribution) (membership fee) to
the local Red Cross. Please acknowl-
edge receipt and oblige.
IDLE HOUR PRIZE IS
OF STANDARD MAKE
The new roadster automobile used
ns the prize to the winning icntestant
in the pretty feature voting contest
is one of the best makes of automo-
biles known to the automobile world.
When you say Overland no explana-
tory words need follow.
Drumright girls will soon be taking
the town seiling tickets to Idle Ilour
theater patrons and there will be no
use to try to dodge them. It would
be a safe bet to wager that our girls
sell one of those tickets to every man,
woman and child in our city, for
drumright has no misers nor would
we let a tight wad sleep in our city
Well, to tell the truth, and come
right out in the open and above board
we owe our little ladies of Drumright
ill the favors we can cheerfully give
them and couldn't turn them down if
we wanted to.
Dr. O. Perry McNair of Oklahoma
City returned home this morning. Dr.
.McNair testified for the state in the
Thomas case yesterday.
W. W. Cain, who has been at the
Wesley hospital, Oklahoma City, fol-
lowing an operation, has returned and
is doing nicely.
EARL PURYEAR HARD
AFTER NORDIN'S SCALP
That Earl Puryear is hard after
Frankie Nurdin is evident from the
letter the Derrick office received from
him yesterday. We see no reason why
Puryear should not be matched with
Nurdin now that he appears so liberal
on the weight question.
The letter follows:
Tulsa, Okla., May 19, 1917.
Sporting EdiUor Derrick,
Dear Sir:—Your letter of the 11th
at hand and will try and give it a lit-
Will state I have been busy and
overlooked it. I am having some cuts
made and will forward them to you
as soon as possible so you can use
them in your paper. I gave Jackson
a tough fight and had the crowd with
me all the time and made quite a
card out of myself there, and hope
to do likewise in your city when I
box Frankie Nurdin. I have mailed
articles to Mr. Fisher but have had no
answer as to what the weight will be.
Hope he will be satisfied with the
weight stipulated on them. If not I
guess I will have to allow Nurdin a
little weight. I didn't hear how
Frankie came out in list last fight.
Hope he won.
I expect to train in Diumright a
week for my bout there so as to give
the fans a chance to see me in ac-
Hoping to hear from you soon will
ring ott', as I have told you about all
Go to St. Louis for a few days
Yours in sport,
Pastime Theatre Tuesday
Eddie "Skillet" Martin will te seen
in black face, and Miss Keys will be
seen in a tough character. Eight first
class musical numbers will be intro-
duced in tonight's bill. '
LADY IN LIBRARY
SELIG TRIBUNE NO. 37
SECRET OF THE BORGAIS
SHADOWS OF THE PAST
|N DEFIANCE OF THF. LAW
COM. NOOZ NO. 28
Vitag. aph Com- dy
LITTLE BROWN MOLE
LESSON FOR SOMEBODY
AT THE RINK
No Charge for Skates
Remember .kating every alt-
ernoon and night.
Univeraai Animated Weekly
true to thfir colors
2-phrt Wai" Drama,
GRACE CUNARD AND
THE WOODS ARE FULL
UNDER THE BIG TOP
Admission 5c and 10c
& * *
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