Drumright Evening Derrick (Drumright, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 126, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 9, 1917 Page: 1 of 4
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VOLUME THREE. NUMBER 126.
DRUMRIGHT, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 1917.
FIVE CE -i PER COPY
LAST STORM CAUSES $150,000 DAMAGE IN COUNTY
The following contribution was re-
ceived at the office of the Evening
Derrick this morning and in a way
expresses the sentiment of the people
Dear Sir:—No doubt your atten-
tion has been called to the condition
of the streets in the center of the '
city of Drumright. The filth holes '
that line Ohio avenue are not only
unsanitary hut are a disgrace to the
city of Drumright.
Contract has been let for the pay-
ing of several of our streets for some
time—in fact time enough to pave
three times the amount. The Der-
rick came out in an issue about a
month ago and stated that the city
had granted an extention of fiO days
to the contractors, and that the con-
tractors would in*all probability have
the work completed within that time.
Approximately thirty days of this
time has already expired and there
is practically nothing accomplished.
Automobiles are being stuck daily
in the pools of muck that line our
streets. Our wives in crossing the
streets are sneered at and unprin-
cipled men line the street corners,
stretching their necks looking at the
women as they cross, being forcfed
to lift their skirts, or wallow in the
filth and muck. The stench arising
from these muck holes is no small
matter. As taxpayers we have a right
to know how conditions are to he han-
dled. If we are u> tftand ti-e ©out of
this paving, for the love of Mike let
the work be done and done as soon
as possible. If there is a dirtier hole
in the state 6f Oklahoma than the
city of Drumrightt oday we would
like to see it.
The contract for this paving has
been let three months and the ma-
terial is not even on the job. There
is a "nigger" in the wood pile some
place and he should be smoked out.
Many a city of the first class has lost
its charter for not! keeping itself clean.
Something ought to be done and done
A DRUMRIGHT TAXPAYER.
AL LOUGHLIN, I.W.
Ralph, the little 8-montha old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bettingfield,
died yesterday of pneumonia on
North Cimmaron avenue. Burial to-
day in Drumright cemetery,
Asleep in Jesus, oh, how sw<
To be for such a slumbe
With lovely confidence to sing*
That death has lost its venomedltj
Why should our tears in sorrow frcnv,
Whose life to Cod was given;
Gladly to earth his eyes he closed
To open them in heaven.
LIBERTY TO FEATURE
BIG BILL THURSDAY
A1 Loughlin, the I. W. W., who
was arrested a few days before regis-
tration day by Chief Ary for treason-
able remarks he was uttering at the
Indiana hotel, was released by United
States Commissioner J. H. Wilkins at
Tulsa yesterday. Loughlin promised
to give up his I. W. W. ideas and
He was released in custody of Mr.
Ellis for thirty minutes in order that
he might have a chance to register,
which he was deprived of registra-
tion day, being confined in jail.
The management of the faUjerty
theat&r has secured "Neptune's
Daughter," featuring Annette Kel-
lermann, of high diving fame and
known as the most perfect woman in
the world, for Thursday's bill.
In presenting Annette Kellermann,
"the perfect woman," in the spectac-
ular pictorial production, "Nep-
tune's Daughter," the Universal mov-
ing pictures has reason to believe
that it has uttered the last word in
photo-play art. The wondrous heauty
of the story, written by Captain Les-
lie T. Peacocke, the enchanting
scenes afforded by the Bermuda
islands with their coral reefs, subma-
line grottos, semi-tropic verdure and
the vast expanse of the wide Atlan-
tic; the company of over 200 actors,
beaded by Miss Kellermann, who,
aside from h?r |rtfyelous acquatic
feats, which she has many opportuni-
ties to display in this drama, proves
that ^he is also a splendid actress, a
graceful dancer, an expert swords-
woman, and mistress of a hundred
arts which contribute to the success
of the production; the masterly stag-
ing of the drama by Herbert Brenon
all these are factors which help to
make "Neptune's Daughter" a pro-
duction to be watched with delight
and never to be forgoten.
"Neptune's Daughter" was pro-
duced at a cost of $50,000 and was
three months in preparation. Its suc-
cess in New York has been sensa-
tional. Broadway's most fashionable
playhouse, the Globe theater, where
it enjoyed a phenomenal run, was
filled at every performance with en-
tranced audiences whose interest and
applause endorsed the general opin-
ion that this is the greatest photo-
play ever produced.
Never before have the newspapers
of New York devoted so much atten-
tion to or bestowed as much praise
on a film production.
Without exception the metropoli-
tan critics pronounced "Neptune's
Daughter" the most wonderful photo-
ilrama ever conceived and executed.
CREEK COUNTY TO
HAVE FREE FAIR
The next big event in Creek
I county will be the Creek county fair.
The secretary, Mr. W. E. Gage, is
on the job each day building up the
big structure that is to attract and
instruct the people of this*county,
especially those of the rurAl dis-
tricts, and to lend its influence each
, year in bringing about improved con-
ditions on the farm.
From inquiries received daily by
the sejyetary of the County jJsOn as-
j sociatim it is certain that ii#;e is
; going to be some fair in this county
1 this year. The matter of additional
buildings and improved grounds, bet-
; ter facilities for obtaining water, and
the keeping down of d^jsU the com
LOCAL MAN GETS
CITY HALL CONTRACT
A CONTESTANT'S PRAYER
Oh, please, Idle Hour,
Dear Idle Hour,
Help me to win
That beautiful car.
The contract was awarded yester-
i day for the building of the new city
! hall. The award was made to J. F.
i Rankin of this city.
Ground has already been broke for
the erection of the structure, and it is
said that work will be commenced
on the building at once.
pletion of the track, etc.^Wall mat-
tors that will occupy the attention of
those who have the matter in hand in
the near future.
The completion of the track will
make a mecca for the autoists, and
will give Creek county a fair grounds
that we should be proud of.
When the fire whistle blew this
morning a woman residing on North
Ohio avenue who had apparently re-
sided here for some time came to
the door and remarked, "Who has
come to town now?" There are at
least some women who keep posted as
to the run of current events.
A conservative estimate of the
damage done in Creek county by the
storm of Thursday afternoon will
bring the total loss to approximately
Not until today was communication
established between many of the cities
and towns of the county and the only
one to report losses of slight conse-
quence was Bristow. Wild rumors
were prevalent that certain towns
had been demolished by the storm,
but these were disproven.
The high wind blew down scores of
derricks and rigs in and about Drum-
right and between this city and Bow-
den. Hundreds of trees were up-
rooted and telephone and telegraph
poles felled. Many oil field workers
living in tents had their shelters torn
from their moorings and blown away,
leaving them to spend the night
guarding their possessions in the tor-
rentJ of rain. The precipitation was
three and one-half inches.
A 55,000-barrel oil tank was struck
by lightning about six miles east of
Sapulpa and with its contents de-
County Agent S. W. McCuistion
says the storm destroyed thousands
of dollars' worth of wheat, oats, cot-
ton and other grain.
Reports received ,yesterday as to
the damage done in West Tulsa were
to the effect that the first accounts
sent out as to the extent of damage
done there were greatly exaggerated.
The town is still standing, but was
badly gutted by the torrents that de-
veloped from the heavy rain.
BREAKS JAIL YES-
KASTERLY SEEKS TWO
HUNDRED PIPE LINERS
ACTIVITIES OF THE
LOCAL RED CROSS
Dave Easterly, in charge of the
Tulsa state free employment bureau,
j is sending out an S. O. S. call for
Thursday night Chief of I'oliw lm wh° want to wo' k- Ho announced Tht, ]oca, auxi|iary of the Reij
Ary arretted a party by the name o>. that,ht wu9 in a "osition ,urnWl met Fridav at the new Red
.. . , I rnployment to at least 200 laborers ,,m met '"""V at the new Kea
llendon on a chartre of beini? <1> iftryta ului that pipe line workers and ditch- Cross headquarters, corner Pennsyl-
Hendon was arraigned before Mtjor jng gangs were in great demand.
Nichodemus and fined $10 and costs., o
C. O. Dale, who has been in Drum
right on business, has returned to hi a*
home in Yale.
The prisoner was remanto the
city jail to serve out his tinr ml was
later put to work in the jSl yard,
cleaning up. Jailer Ward's tack was
turned while he was engaged in pre-
paring a meal for prisoners and Hen-
don took advantage of the opportu-
nity and went over the fence.
Jailer Ward called the chief by
telephone at his residence, where he
was eating dinner. When the chief
bad hung up the receiver he hap- | theater has announced a program for
pened to casually glance out of his Sunday that will rival anything ever
front door and low and behold he saw ; put on in that house. The South-
a person passing « Ji a suit case land Revue company, consisting of
which looked very familiar. The of-1 twelve people will be attraction. This
f'cer did not wait to finish his dinner troupe is undoubtedly one of the best
but took to the heels of Hendon and i best that has ever shown in Drum-
the suit case. right/ and has a press following of
llendon was returned to the city , successful engagements that stands
jail and when the suty, case was second to none. Viewing it from an
opened it was found to contain entertainment standpoint it will be
MONSTROUS BILL AT .
THE STRAND SUNDAY
The management of the Strand
bologna, cheese, crackers and most
everything that would be needed to
make a German lunch complete.
Whether Hendon intended t<> en-
trench himself in the jungles or
whether he intended to hold a picnic
by himself to celebrate his stolen lib-
erty is hard telling.
PREPARATIONS FOR BOOST FOR DRUMRIGHT
OBSERVING FLAG DAY THEY HAVE IT COMING
In last evening's issue of the Der-
lick we suggested setting aside Sun-
day, July 1, as a patriotic Sunday,
stating that the Sunday schools were
amedium through which we could
instill true patriotism in the hearts
of the young as well as Godliness.
In this morning's mail we are in
rcceipt of a communication from one
of our most patriotic spirited citizens,
one who has faced the hells of war-
fare, asking us to join with the
churches in making Flag Day a true
patriotic day. The letter follows:
Drumright, Okla., June 8, '17.
Dear Sir:—I note in today's issue
of your daily that you ask "Why not
a patriotic Sunday?" As the Bap-
tist, Methodist and Presbyterian
churches will consider the matter next
Sunday of observing Flag day, June
14, as a "Patriotic Day" by giving a
picnic with their Sabbath schools why
can't the Derrick and everybody else
join the churches in making Flag day
a big patriotic day?
W. A. MADARIS.
Flag day has been set aside by an
act of the legislature as a holiday.
Our suggestion of setting aside a pa-
triotic Sunday was one that the
churches might act upon in order that
patriotic religious services might be
held in the churches and patriotism
placed before the younger members
of these institutions as following close
Job work of all kinds at the Do*
For once we appeal to the sporting
blood of the city of Drumright to turn
cut and tender the support of the lo-
cal ball tossers that they deserve. Do
this for once, see the brand of ball
they are putting out and we feel sure
that they will be looking forward for
every Sunday to see the local ball
There is no disputing the fact that
the local team is delivering the goods.
They are putting out a brand of ball
that is full of pep and snap. They
are deserving of better support than
they have received from the local fans
during the season.
It sure would be a black eye to
Drumright to have it known that this
town isn't live enough to support a
baseball team. A baseball team can-
not exist without support. It costs
money to run one. The management
of the local team has gone down into
their pockets good and deep this sea-
son to maintain jthe team that we
The weather man promises a good
day for tomorrow. And what is
more, the teams that are matched
for tomorrow's game promises a
grand exhibition. Is there a full ,
blooded man or woman in Drumright
who would not spend two-bits for two
hours' observation of the national
sport? For once, sports of Drum-
right, turn out and give the baseball
team and the town of Drumright the
l oost that both are deserving of.
TROUPE AT PASTIME
money well invested to attend the
Strand theater Sunday afternoon and
The picture program will consist
of the latest first run features. "The
Adventures of Shorty Hamilton" will
be the headliner in two reels. The
tegular Mutual weekly will complete
the program. This run features the
vania and Broadway, and later went
1r the Becker millinery store. Afc j.
rank Foster presided. In the ab-
sence of the secretary, Mrs. Huntz-
bcrger, a temporary secretary was ap-
pointed for the meeting. .Or. Lucile
Spire Blachly gave a report of the
11nances of the orgai/zation. Dr.
Blachly also explained the various
kinds of membershiftftnere being four
kinds, annual, subscribing, contribut-
ing and life memi&rships. There has
been $594.22 received by the local
t rginiaztion Motion was made and
carried to send the required amount
of money and proper credentials to
national headquarters and ask for a
chapter for Drumright.
The lumber yards of Drumright
donated lumber for the new R*d
C ross building and in a short time the
new building will be equipped as a
base for Drumright's Red Cross work.
There will be an active secretary on >
duty. Mrs. John Briggs has fitted up
a work room in the Becker millinery
store for those who wish to do any
kind of work. There is work and
plenty of it for every one to do. The
materials have butn purchased, the
patterns are here, the place has been
provided and the workers are in-
French and English war commiittwn- PK'd- The work room is op«n all
The management of the Pastime
lias billed for four days commencing!
Sunday matinee, one of the greatest |
headlining attractions in the theatri-
cal world today. The native Hawaiian
troupe that has been billed for this
house has the reputation of having
the greatest following as well as the
largest future booking of any troupe
that has played this circuit.
Thjs bill consists of eight native
Hawaiians in a musical and dancing
feature. They will render musical
selections on both the instruments
common to the American people as
well as on the native Hawaiian in-
struments. Their dancing is a fea-
ture that has won them fame in the
rs fti America, the graduation of the
West Point cadets, Paul Revere's
ride and 4H>wns entertaining sick
tots, a comedy.
Popular prices—10 and 20 cents—
still prevail at the Strand.
MARINE CORPS WEEK
JUNE 10 TO 16
The following is a statement issued j
by Josephus Daniels, secretary of the '
There are no better soldiers in the
world than those in the marine corps, j
familiarily known as "Soldiers of the
Sea. I hey have won their place by ! ATTORNEY GENERAL FREE.
clay, until G oVlock in th* evening. It
is expressly hoped church societies,
guilds, clubs and other organizations
will begin at once to do their part,
as work radiates work.
At last night's meeting Mrs. John
Briggs was elected chairman of the
purchasing committee and an audit-
ing*ommittee was elected to check
the purchasing committees accounts.
Several accounts against the organi-
sation was allowed. The next meet-
ing will be held Thursday afternoon
at R?d Cross headquarters at 2:30
o'clock. The treasurer requests all
captains to report memberships and
the newspapers will publish the names
of all members as soon as space per-
their splendid bearing, courage and j
bravery. Always among the first and i
often the first to land wherever the ,
1NG INVESTIGATING ADA
vaudeville world, and their entire j country needs trained armed men
performance is of a good, clean na- they have borne themselves in such
ture that is hard to excel. j a nianner as to win complete admira-
These native Hawaiians have been | t'011 and fullest confidence of the
playing headliners in many of the , American people. Service in the ma-
larger cities, and are producing here r"ie corps is a badge of honor and
exactly the same bill that they have j promotion in the corps that can be
featured in the big time circuits. You ! attained only by merit. In no other
will miss a treat in not seeing this
troupe of eight native Hawaiians.
A Liberty loan bond is a mortgage
on the United States.
2 CENT TAX ON BANK CHECKS
Washington, June 9.—A new tax
of 2 cents on all bank checks and
(lifts over $5,000 expected to raise
about $1,500,000 in revenues, was
added to the war tax bill by the sen-
ate finance committee.
The committee also struck out all
house taxes on dues of social, athletic
and sporting clubs from which $10,-
000,000 in revenue were expected.
! military service is promotion more
certain to a man who demonstrates
their ability. June 10 to June 16 has
been designated by the marine corps
recruiting service as "Marine Corps
week" and a special effort will be
made during thos' days to add four
thousand recruits to the marine corps,
the number desired to bring the corps
up to the strength lately authorized
by congress. Young men with real
American stuff ready to st?rve their
country in a way to win its gratitude
with the opportunity of winning dis-
tinction for themselves. Signed
Secretary of the Navy.
Ada, Okla., June 9.—Attorney
General Freeling and Assistant At-
torney General Howard are in the
city making a preliminary investiga-
tion as to condition of affairs here.
The visit of the attorney general is
the outgrowth of the pttition signed
by five citizens of the county and
fded with him some three or four
This petition, it is understood, was
not directed at any particular city or
county official, but simply alleged that
the law against gambling houses and
booze joints was being grossly vio-
lated, and that officials whose duty it
was to enforce the law were not do-
Mr. Freeling and Mr. Howard after
interviewing several citizens and tak-
ing some preliminary testimony took
Liberty bonds are to support lib-
erty and democracy. Da you?
Pastime Theatre TODAY
Whirlwind Hagan's Spectacular Dancing Act,
ALLARD AND McWILLIAMS
In Black Face Comedy.
Tillie, a girl of the Osage, will ride Bucking Broncho
in front of the theater tonight at 7 o'clock.
One-reel Essanay comedy, "Nooz No. 22."
Selig drama, "In Payment of the Past."
Essanay comedy, "Waiting Game." ,
One-reel comedy, "Ambitious Ethel."
Selig one-reel drama, "Mistakes Will Happen."
One-reel Vitagraph comedy, "Weary Willie's Birth-
"A GOOD LITTLE BAD BOY,"
In Her Own Production.
"MARY ANN IN SOCIETY,"
"WHO SAID CHICKEN?"
A Joker Comedy of Tangled Hearts
5 and 10 Cents
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