Drumright Evening Derrick (Drumright, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 165, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 22, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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REGULAR AFTERNOON ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS, EXCLUSIVE IN CREEK COUNTY. LARGEST CIRCULATION OF ANY PAPER IN CREEK COUNTY
Dnnnrioflit jf Merrick
VOLUME THREE. NUMBER 165.
DRUMRIGHT, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, NOV, 22 1917. DAILY, 10c PER WEEK. WEEKLY, $1.50 PER YEAR.
KAN. DETERMINED TO STOP I. W. W. AGITATION
(By Amocfated Press.)
Berlin, Nov., 22.—The summits of
Monte Fontana and Monte Spinucca
in northern Italy between Brenta and
the Piave river have been captured,
the war office announces.
(By Associated PrMi.)
London. Nov., 22.— The villages of
Fountain and Notre Dame two and
a halph miles southwest of Campain
on the Bapaume-Cambrai road have
been captured by the British in the
ihe new offensive, the war office
officially announced today.
A dispatch from Paris says the
Germans last night counter attacked
on the Aisne front in an endeavor
to recapture ground the French won
yesterday. The official statemet
says the enemy was repulsed with
ANXIOUS TO FIGHT
Phone the Derrick the news.
The health and vigor that army
life will give a man is attested to by
Mast Poulttn, who is in training at
Camp Traris but now at home in
Drumright on a five days' furlough.
He has gained fifteen pounds since
he went into army life.
That the boys at the camp are
anxious to be sent to France is an-
other statement which Mr. Poulten
made. He says the soldiers are
training vigorously with the hopes
that they will be in shape to get to
the Germans at the earliest moment.
The soldiers are getting plenty to
eat, the camp is in a very sanitary
condition, there is little sickness, and
the officers maintain a strict dic-
aplian but are good to ihe men.
Fire and thief insurance. L. C.
West. Phone 156. 199-tf
Subscribe for the Derrick.
(By Associated Press.)
Italian Army Headquarters, Nov.,
22.—The greatest mass attack the
enemy has made is progressing along
the upper Piave river. The enemy
is forwarding fresh reserves.
fill a vacacy caused by the resignation
of Dr. C. D. Blachly who is now a
lieutenant in the army medical corps
stationed at Ft. Riley.
H. J. Zinn was elected to fill the
unexpired term of J. S. Loveless, a
member of the board from the out-
John H. Perry, cashier of the First
National bank, was elected president
of the board, and Melvin Fry vice
The next meeting of the school
board will be held Monday evening
a 7:15 o'clock at the board of edu-
For the first time in five weeks
the school board met today and made
appointments to fill vacancies on the
C. C. Marshall, president of the
Guaranty Stae Bank, was elected to
RUSSIANS OPEN PEACE
NEGOTIATIONS WITH ALL
THE ENEMY COMMANDERS
WAR HELPS JAVA
EAST INDIES, Nov. 22- The war
seems to have given an impetus to
industrial development in Java. One
notable instance is the extension of
the Bandoeing quinine manufactory,
which is to be completed by Jan-
uary next. When the daily output
has been raised to 2,000 kilograms
it is expected that it will be possible
to work the entire cinchona-bark
crop of Java, thus obviating the
necessity of shipment to Europe and
effecting an enormous saving of
cargo space. Such new industries as
an ink manufactory and varnish
works have been established.
UMBERELLA PRICES FIRED
(By Associated Press.)
I PETROGRAD, NOV., 22.—THE
| RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT YES-
TERDAY ORDERED GENERAL
BUKHON, COMMANDER IN CHIEB' j
OF THE RUSSIAN ARMIES, TO
OPEN NEGOTIATION FOR AN
ARMISTICE WITH THE ENEMY
THE PROPOSAL WAS OFFIC-
IALLY CONVEYED TO THE AM-
BASSADORS OF ALL THE ALLIED
Insure your automobile with L. C.
West, the insurance man. Phone 157.
The Daily Derrick three months
Special To Derrick
Kansas City, Nov., 22.-With a
determination to rid the Kansas Oil
fields of I. W. W. agitators, federal
authorities working in conjunction
with state and county officers have
taken into cusody approximaely 5.-
000 memibers of this organization
through out the state.
No violence has taken place in
any of the cities or towns so far as
is reported. Where it is shown that
people picked up in the dragnet are
not members of this organization, or
incriminating literature is not found
upon them they are released.
The movement is to spread to the
farming communities where it is
claimed farm work is being hindered
by tiie agitation of I. W. W't. The
whole state is aroused as never before
and it is unsafe for anyone to utter
seditious expressions or admit ho it
against the war.
concerning an automobileetaoinypFor
27 YEARS OLD
The funeral of Walter Inman, 27
years old, who died a few days ago,
was held yesterday afternoon, con-
ducted by Rev. J. A. Bell of the
Christian Church. Burial was at
the Drumright cemetery. The de-
ceased was 27 years old and leaves
an aged father and mother. He was
born is Christian county, Mo.
RAILROAD MEN TO
DRAW WAR BONUSES
'llarve, Nov. 22-The price of |
umbrellas in occupied Belgium hasj
been fixed at 75 franees each byl
German authorities. I
BRITTONS GO OVER
British Army headquarters in
France, Nov. 22-General Pershing,
commander of the American forces
in France, was present at the British
headquarters as the guests of Field
Marshal Haig, the British commander
to witness the British offensive.
The American commander followed
the novel battle with 'ihe deepest
SOLDIER ON FURLOUGH
TAKES OWN LIFE NEAR
JENNINGS TUESDAY NIGHT
Because his wifewhom he had been
seperated refused to patch up their
troubles and again become his wife,
Guy G lland a soldier at Camp Travis
who has been home on a furlough the
1 ast five days, took a large quantity
of strychine at his home one mile west
(f Jennings Tuesday night and died
< arly Wednesday morning. The
funeral was held today and burial was
in a cemetery at Jennings.
Garland had told friends that he
did not want to go back to Camp
Travis because army life was distaste-
ful to him. Also he stated that unless
his wife would be reconciled to him
he did not care to live longer.
He was to leave Wednesday morn-
ing for Camp Travis, his furlough
having expired. Tuesday evening he
went to Jennings, procured a large
quantity of strychnine and returning
to his father's home took it all.
When discovered Galland was in
his room gripped in spasms from the
effect of the poison. Medical aid
was summoned at once but he died
without gaining consciousness.
The dead man left two letters
which had been written Tuesday.
One was addressed to his former wife
and the other to his parents. What
the contents of these are has not been
divulged but they are said to contain
the reasons for Galland having taken
bis own life.
The dead man's sister committed
suicide near Jennings (three years
ago. She was happily married and no
reason was assigned for her self de-
struction, other than it was a trait
running in the fai.i'.!;f.
PARTY SPRINGS UP
IN GREAT BRITAIN
(By Associated Press.)
London, Nov. 22.—Co-operators
who number many millions and who
have heretofore concerned themselves
in commercial movements have de-
cided to use their votes and influ-
ence in politics and other directions.
At the conclusion of a conference
which has been sitting several days
it was decided to form a political par-
ty and to seek direct representation
in parliament and on local municipal
and administrative bodies.
The conference unanimously ad-
cpted a plan of industrial, social an
economic reform, which includes the
Safeguarding of the interests of
Eventual direction by the state of
processes of production, distribution
Elimination by legislative action of
profiteers and other speculators.
An educational system on national
lines affording equal opportunity for
higher educativion for all.
Effective parliamentary control of
Abolition of fod taxes.
Scientific development of agricul-
Demonstration of state sevrices.
Establishment of a state bank an
educational credit bank to facilitate
the development of trade.
Gradual demorlization correspond-
ing with the needs of employment.
BETTER FED THAN
IF THE THIEF who was seen to steal
a bundle of laundry in the \ipper
hall of the llarley-Fulkerson building
will return it and place it atthe door
from which he stole it there will be
no action ttaken, otherwise it will be
o o o o o
o TURKEY 30c LB. o
o CHASE & SANBORN o
o C. F. PEAPER o
(By Associated Press.)
Behind British Lines In France,
Nov., 22.—The British army ration
scale allows one pound of meat to
each man daily to the troops in the
trenches, and three-quarters of a
pound to those at home. It further
requires each soldier a the front to
carry a pound of meat in his kit.
The measures by which an army
qual to one-fifth of the male popu-
lation of Great Britain before the war
has been supplied with meat on this
scale, amount to something like a rev-
olution in the technique of army sup-
At the very beginning of the pres-
ent war it was decided to provide
frozen meat for the army and the
boards of trade at once entered into
negotiations with Irms importing meat
from the Argentine republic for a
monthly supply of 15,000 tons. Later
a "meat committee" was set up, and
entrusted with the work of importing
meat not only for the British army,
but also for the French and Italian
governments and for the British civil
The principal source of supply at
present is the Argentine, with assist-
ance from Australia and New Zea-
land. Both Australia and New Zea-
land have reserved their entire sur-
plus supply of meat for the use of the
imperial government, and over $200,-
000,000 worth of beef, mutton and
lamb has been brought from those
To carry these enormous quantities
of meat to the troops the board of
trade requisitioned all the shipping
engaged in the frozen meat traffic.
Some of the meat is landed directly
at the baseports, where it is dis-
charged into cold storage warehouses
specially erected for the purpose. In
this manner there is delivered
monthly 30,000 tons of meat for the
British armies and 25,000 tons to
the armies of Great Britain's allies.
The cost of this meat up to the be-
ginning of 1916 figured out at an av-
erage of about 12 1-2 cents a pound,
but it has since risen to about 16 1-2
(By Associated Press.)
Washingto, Nov., 22.—Heads of
four railroad brotherhoods are here
today at the request of President
Wilson to discuss with him the pro-
posed new demands for higher wages.
The president is prepared to dis
cuss the problem with a free hand
having formally taken over the trans-
portation of the war. I will be dealt
with by the new federal commission
having complete jurisdiction over
every company and the workmen and
It is expected the president will
urge a wage increase to come either
from the carriers themselves or from
the government in the way of war
bonuses in a manner such as Eugland
The Texas company has purchased
the Producers Oil company, the
management having been over last
Tuesday. This is one of the biggest
BY TEXAS COMPANY
deals that has been consumed in this
field in several months.
Under the terms of purchase
twelve leases in the Drumright field
are taken over by the Texas company
with a daily production of $5,000
The production from the leases
will be carried on under what will be
known as the Texan producing de-
partment, and the pipe line service
under the Texan Pipeline company.
There has been no change among
the officials of the Producers Oil
company since the deal was made
and so far as is known there will be
With the transfer of the property
to the Texas company came an in-
crease of wages for every person who
was employed by the Producers. The
increase ranges from $5 to $25 a
month and was granted by the Texas
company without request by the
Parties holding contracts in Broad-
way addition please call at my office,
(room 515 over Guaranty State bank)
and make settlements when due.
Hours 2 to 5 p. m. also 7 to 8 p. m.
260-2t W. V. BUCKNER.
DRIVER FINDS FUSE
AND DYNAMITE CAPS IN
CORN FIELD NEAR HERE
What was probably a plot to blow
up some oil tanks in the Drumright
oil Held was unearthed a few days
ago when a driver for the C. B.
Shaffer Oil company found hidden in
a corn field on the Jones lease north
of the river, a box containing 250
pounds of fuse, together with a box
It is believed this fuse had been
stolen from some oil company and
hidden in the corn held by plotters
who expected later to use it in blow-
up of oil properties.
The driver took the box to the
Shaffer office and the officers were
notified. Although an investigation
was made no clue to the Jparty who
had placed the bcx in the cornfield
has been found.
Since the agitation has been started
in the oil fields of Oklahoma and
Kansas the companies are guarding
closely their supplies, of explosives
from being stolen by people who in-
! tend to use them to destroy property.
An effort is being made to find the
company from which the box of fuse
and caps were stolen.
Would like to rent piona for studio
work. Room 11, Markey Fall Bldg.
Phone the Derrick the news.
$1.50 PER YEAR,
in the history of the
.ns have covered them-
glory by snatching back
n by the Austro-Germans
in the balance.
rtica has been lost and
mos during the battle
a was taken by a series
<pcrts who are watching
is say that it was un-
le of the most brilliant
ver perpetrated during
>t a French nor British
thrown into the battle
were placed on the bat-
to be thrown into the
were needed. The Ro-
d they would stop the
line if it took the last
of Italy, and the deter-
that can beat the boys
la., Nov. 24.—One hun-
y students of the geol-
t of the University of
! returned from a three
le Arbuckle mountains
>f Davis where they did
fain practical experi-
as the second trip of
alf of the students in
visiting the mountains
\ month and the other
Both men and women
he trips in charge of
geology faculty and
f, pork, mutton, veal
ry day of the week,
other more perihable
will have done your
war, and done it well.
eded, shall be carried
jstimated to exceed
ale has therefore be-
of national policy in
om the national hous-
lere is the enormous
that has taken place
icipalities. In 1864
ed the worst slums
jince that date it has
pound in eliminating
g slums and rehous-
in model tenements
leath rate ha3 been
27 a thousand. Be-
id fever was never
' le year's medical re-
then there has not
housand, and police
irime have been re-
. The cash saving to
• their rehousing
1 at $350,000 a year
of providing decent
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