The Blackwell Times-Record (Blackwell, Okla.), Vol. 31, No. 16, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 20, 1923 Page: 1 of 8
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The Blackwell Times-
Republican in Principle, But Devoted to the Upbuilding of Blackwell and the Development of Kay County
Blackwell, Kay County, Okla., Thursday, December 20,1923
The Republicans now sing it, "My
OKLAHOMA CROP NOTES
WHERE DOCTORS FAILED
Saeurday, December 15th. at the Lon? ing that it was all in the day’s work.
reading a new
As we understand it a modern sheik
is a cross between an old fashioned
lady killer and something else a man
wants to hit.—Pawhuska Journal.
If money has no connection with
happiness, the Enid Eagle wants to
know why finding a dollar bill in an
old coat cheers a fellow up so.
Manuel Herrick yearns for his seat
in Congress again. Evidently conduct-
ing beauty contests in competition
Roddlph Valentino and the mayor ol
Atlanta City is not quite what it is
cracked up Ur be.—Lawton Constitu-
Four wheel brakes on an automo-
bile are not going to help the driver
who hasn’t any brakes on the wheels
in his head, the Duncan Banner is in-
cined to believe.
Eastern coal operators are assured
of plenty of heat, now and hereafter,
in the opinion if the Pawhuska Journ-
The American Federation of Labor
has started a big campaign again.,t
child labor. To make success doubly
sure, along with its legislative pro-
gram, it should insist on its members
keeping their own children out of the
Christ Melvins and son who have
been visiting at the Carl Ireman home
left for their home at Plymouth, Neb
The children of this school are busv
practicing on their Christmas pro-
gram which will be given Frdav even-
The scenery aong the road to gut-
cess a failure, in the opinion of the
Miam^News. • .
“Time is the parent of truth,’’ say?
J. C. Walton. The time was about ten
months.—Stillwater Advance- Demo-
Oklahoma is first again, points out
the Chickasha Express. It has had
three governors in one year.
that the business has grown folly 25
yer cent since that renort. Tf this
is true, the state now has about 59,
000 hives. z
We suppose that every community
is afflicted with that pest, the. non-
resident property owner, who visits us
occasionally and spends his time com-
plaining about the taxes.—Henryetta
Economic readjustment is all rigjit
as long as it dues not molest our lux-
uries. Let us motor along, ^ven tho
we have less to eat—Oklahoma Live-
; Landa, Rev. and Mrs. Laesch of Nar-
A. F. an<l Mrs. Quade spent Sunday
afternoon at the Henry Quade home.
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Keele are the
proud parents of a baby boy, bom
Tuesday, December 11th. Mother
and babe arc doing nicely.
Sam Barthel spent Sunday evening
with Henry Quade.
Mr- and Mrs. E. J. Murray were
Ing! The last Census gave Oklaho
ma about 47,000 stands and it has
been recently estimated by bee men, to advertise, but it costs him a lot more Diemer.
Mr- ano Mrs. Johnson went to New-
kirk last Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Blankenship fro.n
Missouri are here visiting their son.
Mr. Dilworth was a guest in Mr. Me
'■"< mick’s home Wednesday night.
Miss Gussie anu Merle Mounce wer?
guests of Mrs. TcKn Skinner during
a part of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Brooks were shopping
in Newkirk last Friday.
Mrs. John Skinner was shopping in
Mrs. Nannie Browning and child-
ren .spent the day in Blackwell, Satur-
Mrs. W. A. Harp was laid up last
week with a sprained back.
Mr. and Mrs. Woods were Christ-1
mas shoppers in Blackwell last Satur-
Mrs. Festor, who lived near Peck-
ham died in the Sanitarium at Black-
well last Friday.
A good crowd attended Sunday |
School at the Chrstian church lascj
Sunday- Plans are being made for'
the Christmas tree. All. the child-
ren are requested to be present Mon-
day night and receive their treat.
Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Walker of Dee? I
Creek spent Sunday with her mother,
Charley Blankenship and family are
here visiting his brother. He has ac-
cepted a position with the Cooper Oil
company, where he will move his fam-
Prof Jones’ baby, Gouthey, has
been sick the past few days.
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. McKerracher of
Mounds, Oklahoma, spent two weeks
with the Sonntag family.
•This suggestion in the Newkirk Re-
porter: Now would be a good time to
sl- rt eatchinr* cold. voq’re »A$U--
sure to get some handkerchiefs i
---__________ - - —- ------ —-— inr vivscrnx. vino who crieuratwi pxmriv-,. ire tircviuuuv* cui-
—J- A. WHITEHURST. PresF many a man along the pathway that their twentieth anniversary dinner on lected no fee for their services, stat-
dent State Board of Agriculture leads to failure. Saeurday, December 15th. at the Lon? ing that it was all in the day’s work.
about the Piace with Poultry and as argument.??"5’ a. n. Drauneic. i Mr. and Mrs E j M
zxi.i (Itioted the nrirr> zxf Pcrtrc. This nro.iz.h- 1 r. and Mrs- Forest Chambers spent Newkirk shoppers Friday.
Monday with H. H. Davis and family I Christ Melvins and snr
Mr. and Mrs. Eben Decker spent
Sunday near Eddy, visiting friends.
Mr. and Mrs. D. A- Kling were Sun
day afternoon callers at the H. K.
C. B. Davis who has been confined
with rheumatism is abl£ to be out
Mr. and Mrs. Claire Diemer and son
Robert spent Sunday at the parental UTILITY LIFE-SAVERS WIN
. Mercer home.
_ _ „ Albert Cox is serving on the jury |
Sometimes an exiled monarch does at Newkirk.
™ _ , , . , , O. C. Diemer and son Cleo. _ _ .
Flattery and applause has lured The Crescent Chib who celebrated ious parents
We refuse to say how many i
bushels of grain we have fed and we
have stopped preaching until these
The ‘acreage.planted fa Oklahoma | hens be*rin to lay—Ponca City News,
over last year, or 373,300 acres,
condition of the crop is j
| Cleo Diemer of Mt- Rose, Colorado breathe. After exhausting all means
x-------- is here for the Christmas holidays, vis to induce respiration, the attending
It costs a merchant a lot of money iting his P*rents» Mr. and Mrs. O. C. physician called for the lung motor
of the Oklahoma Gas and Electric
Stanton Mercer and family enter- company. An instant after adjust-
tained at Sunday dinner. Mr. and Mrs. ment of the apparatus a lusty squall
O._C. Diemer and son Cleo. brought joy to the hearts of the anx-
The “mechanics” col-
------*------ * Is Woodward a healthy place to
WATER-POWER RESOURCES OF I live? Inquires the Alva Review-
GREEN RIVER IN WYOMING I Courier. “Ten more acres added to
____ cemetery,” says the Woodward Press.
Recent investigations of the water- j Enough said.
power resources of streams in the!
basin of the Colorado River by the After
Department of the Interior have in-1 “Bunk,” me duiumuhc uukuh**^
eluded detailed studies of possible ] suggests that a number of authors
dam cites on Green river, the largest could use that title and save them-
tributary oi the Colorado. Green selves thinking up a clever one-
river has its source in glaciers and —o—
glacial lakes on the west slope of the The Republicans now sing it, “My
Wind river range near the Contmen 01d Kentucky Home, Good Night,”
talDivide. The investigations made v^hile the Democrats warble, “Mary-
show that probably nine of these rakes ]and> jfy 1
having a combined storage capacity| Democrat,
of more than half a million acre-feet
of water, may be utilized as reseroifs
for use in irrigation or in generating
The basin of the river above the1
town of Green River, Wyoming, cov-
ers about 18,000 square miles of land!
in the southwest corner of the state, j
which ranges in elevation from 5,840
to 13,000 feet above sea level. Some
of tyis land is already irrigated, and
about tOO.OOO additional acres may be
brought under irrigation. The only
crops for which the climate is favoi-
able are the very hardy grains and
hav. • ’'■'I
the western half of the state while
other portions have either experienc-1
e 1 snow fllurries <■» a slow rain. Freez
ing teinpeatures have prevailed sever-1
al nights the latter part of the week
On the whole, cotton picking was
checked temporarily in the western
counties. Practically all cotton is
out in all sections except the west
ern and northern counties.
The Bureau of the Census arinounc
ed that 508,000 bales had been gin-
ned in Oklahoma prior to December 1
The government report decreased j
from 735.000 bales (November 2 fore-
case) to 620,000 for Oklahoma in their
December report. The Board of Agri-
culture on November T forecast- lhe
crop at 542,720 bales-and has.made.no
later estimate. Favorable weather
during the last fifteen days of NpveuH
ber resulted in approxifnately 139.-
000 bales bein' ginned in that period.
If present indications hold true,
there will be a decrease of practically |
2,535,000 acres in winter wherft for
harvest in 1924 in four hartfwheat
states. (Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebras-
ka and Texas).
The average yield per acre in these
states for the past year was below
the ten year average. Assuming
that the yield in 1924 will equal”those
of this year in each state, there would
appear, in the final estimates next
year a crop 64,000,000 bushels smaller
for the four states than the crop this
Kansas, who last year seeded ap 1
proximately 12,284,000 acres, reports
a decrease this year of 15.76% o<*
1,826,410 acres less than last year.
This places the acreage in Kansas as
the smallest since the first year of
the World war. The growing condi-
tion of the crop in Kansas is very
satisfactory and is entering the win-
ter with good prospects.
Nebraska, who seeded 3,319,000
acres last year, reports a slight de-
crease and figuring on a basis of a Srits^Lawton' News-Review. I
bvr reduction, there would remain m .
the state 3,153,000 acres as planted. „ , *’
Growing conditions are said to be ex- For the last few years we have oeen j
Cp]]ent. | preaching to the fanner to stock his
Texas usually carries , ,, -. m, ~
same increase or decrease as Okla ] 9°°^^ the price oi eggs. This preach- ■
homa in wheat acreage. Last year in8 may not have converted the fa?m ;
Texas planted 1,695,000 acres and kut tojnvest in a small
the acreage this vear was reduced 10 [~
per cent, a reduction of 169,500 acres .
reduced approximately 10%;
. .phi Deafness isn’t such an
__j good and | you travel a great deal
much of the acreage is being nastur- spend your time in the
ed. If the yield runs consistent in j Reno Liemocrat.
Oklahohma next year with hthe past ■ —“—
vear and the abandonment is not ex- ( Sometimes an exiled monarch does at Newkirk. “ ' ' 1 Oklahoma Citv December 17__
tremelv large, Oklahoma will produce: not know whether to remain where he H. H. Davis and family visited and Medical science called in mechanical
a smaller crop by over four million | is and die on third or try to steal helped A. E. Bradford butcher hogs aidd there Thursday when a newly
f i il » • • nome and be shot at.—Pawhuska on Thursday afternoon. <x>rn infant child could not be made to
klahoma s bee industry >s_ Journal. Diemer of Mt. Rose. Colorado breathe. After exhausting all means
Harry Rinehardt, a student of the
Concordia Seminary of St. Louis, Moi,
arrived at the Sam Barthel home Sat-
urday where he will spend his Chirst-
i m t • xt > Mr. and Mrs. Sum Barthel had as
WmJ; Sui »f^U1 n r an- SOn|’heir guests Sunday, Chas, and Mrs.
Wayne called at the O. C. Diemer BerBchp and d hte A, -
home Sunday evening. 1 - -
H. K. Weigle who ha been ill, is re-
Mr. and Mrs. John Giese were Sun-
day dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joe
Mr. and Mrs. Eben Decker were visi
tors Sunday evening at the S. A. Mer
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Purdy and two
sons, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Bradfield
Tree school house ,delightfully enter-
tained their families and guests. The
rooms were attractively decorated,
suggestive of the coming Christma..
season and the Club color, pnk and
Plans were made for the Christmas
box, which will be l.el^| Thursday af-
ternoon, December 27, at the home of
. C. Boyce in Blackwe)
were seated at threg long tab-
les where the delicious dinner was
served. There being sixty-four pre.-,
Following the luncheon the regu-
lar program was held.
Reading of minutes of last meetinz
Roll Call—Funniest joke 1 ever
Repeating the Lord’s Prayer in con-
Address of Welcome—Mrs. Bert
Response—Mr. Carl Hargraves.
Readings- Miss Nellie Bradford.
Club Quartette—Mesdames Frank
Kling. Alberts Bumgardner, H. K
Weigle and Bert Baer.
Paper—Mrs. S. A. Mercer.
Solo—Mrs. A, E. Bradford.
Solo—Miss Bessie Movis.
Closing Seng—God be With You till
we Meet Again.
Guests of this meeting were: Mr
and Mrs. R. Kolb ami son of Oklaho-
ma City, Mr- andd Mrs. Jim Bumgard
ner and daughter. Santon Mei cer, Jr.,
Misses Velma Mitchell ami
Movis and Mrs. Ash.
Trying to Shift the Blame
Buck Campbell of the Waukomis
Of the 846 votes cast 525 tells a he it is a safe bet that sonic
, one else told it first.
BOND ISSUE =
The people of Blackwell came out'
very emphatic in their opposition to | -
the proposed bond issue at Tuesday’s Hornet says, When a newspaper man
Several reasons were given for vot- j ‘T” . ■ M
ing the bonds, one of which was that' A drayman at Dustin, Oklahoma re
Bllckwell is needing a new high ' cently thought he was about to un-
rehool building for which it will be i cover a wholesale baby kidnaping
necessarj' to vote bonds in a short! scheme. On turning a box over,
t- | voices were heard on the inside saying
‘ “Mamma, mamma.” Summoning the
Then maiiy persons are oppose o, marshall, the box was opened and
adding anything to the taxpayers . found contain a consignment of
burdens, which it must be admitted Jki doUg>_Ex.
could be lighter. 6
Of course there were other reasons the BartlesviUe Enterprise
which are better left unpublished, SUpiport Giff for the presi
For why open sore spots. dency, it demands to know flat-footed
Anyhow the voters have had their I and op€n and above board whether i
say, and the subject is closed, for a jg pjn.shot or Pinko.
while at least. ’ —q—
o oooooooooo o
o PERSONAL NEWS o
o oooooooooo o
Work is progressing on the new
bridge east of town—that’s all, just
Rev. J. W. Hudiburg was in Tulsa
for a few days vsiting President J. M. I
Gordon of Tulsa University.
Mrs. W. W. Stephenson was a busi-
ness visitor in Arkansas City Tues-
day of this week.
Preaching at 11 a- m. Christmas
Day and a Christmas tree and special
program at night.
Will have a White Gift offering and
a very pleasing program which Rev.
Ogle assures us, every one who at-
tends will enjoy.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Kennard return-
ed to their home in Tulsa after spend-
ing several days visiting friends in
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Bays went to
Kansas Tuesday where they were call
ed by the death of Mrs- Bay’s mother
Willard Foster of Tulsa was in this
city Monday visiting at the home of
C- M. Foster.
Mrs. C. T. Ritchie and the children.
left Tuesday by automobile for Gen I
eva, Nebraska, where the body of Mr. ■
Ritchie will be interred.
Will have their Christmas program
Sunday at 7:30 p. m., consisting of
Song—Fill the Frosty Air With
Song—We Welcome You—Primary
Song—Santa Claus Heralds—Begin
Solo—In Honor of Our King—Thel-
J. B- Hoge of Nowata arrived in
the city Monday to spend a few days
at the Geo. McCann home on West
In the Central Conference Dramat’.'
Reading Contest held n Blackwell last
Friday, Virginia Wilson of Guthrie
was awarded first place; Irena Tucker
of Blackwell, second, and Myrtle:
Reeves oi Enid, third piace.
KAY COUNTY OIL NEWS
Playlett—Billie and Barbara Briggs
Reading—Getting Even With Sister
» Reading—Goodnight—Mary Schorr
Reading—On His Way—Clydn
Teter. ' '**
CHURCH OF GOD
Will have a short program oq Sun-
THE METHODIST CHURCHt
Will have their Christmas progrhnt
ing for oil and a little gas at the topi "kbL WNJ^NTRAClOR
of the sand at 3390 feet. Amerada IA1BS SUDDENLY
tput of a
Alhorn Oil company’s No. ] Hub-
bard center west line outhwest north-
east northwest 12-26-2w, had a shov> |
Three brothers, a wife and five
children are left to mourn their loss.
NUMEROUS DEATHS FROM GAS
FUMES IN SLEEPING ROOMS
There are some folks who enjoy get
ting other folks into trouble so that
they may sneak out of it themselves.
There is only about three foot dif-
ference between the hog and the writer
—the one lives in his pen while the
other lives by his pen.
The friend who falls out with you
because you do not vote and think as
he does is not worth having anyway.
C. T. Ritchie, a well known cement
contractor, died as he was being taken
up the steps to the hospital shortly
I after noon Sunday. Heart failure
’ was the cause.
Mr. Ritchie had left home about
10:30 feeling in his usual health.
Oklahoma City, December 17.—
Gas companies are making a stren-
uous effort to broadcast warning in
cites where natural gas is used for
heating purposes, against the prac-
tice of sleeping in rooms with ga<
fires burning. Nearly a dozen fatal!
ties due to asphyxiation by natural
ras have occurred in Oklahoma thus
far during the present winter. NuA-
eous other cases have occurred when?
promptness and perseverance in ap-
plying methods of resuscitation havo
prevented fatalities. In every case
where death has occurred persons
have been sleeping in rooms with ga.i
stoves without a vent. It is ex-
plained that the combustion exhausts
the oxygen in the room which pro-
duces drowsiness and, if fresh air be
not admitted, results in death. AH
gas fires In sleeping rooms should be
extinguished by occupants on retiring
and as a further health measure win-
dows should be opened.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH *
“Christmas Land” is the title of a
i Christmas Pageant which is being
1 prepared for next Sunday evening.
Everything in the decorations will re-
call the land where Christ was bom.
I’he star, the manger, the wise men,
the shepherds, the white cross and the
white angel choir will all have a part
in this special pageant.
Immediately following the tree cele
bration for the children, the organ pr->
lude will start. The.^igel churns u»
heard in the distance singing “Silent
! Night.” Then as the choir sings tho
song of the star, the wise men enter,
; bringing gifts to the young Christ.
Mr. H. Robbins will recite the scrip
| ture relating to this scene- Next,
1 enter the snepherds, while the peacm
message is sung by the choir.
“The Lost Word,” by VanDyke, will
be given by Miss Opal Flood.
j As the choir sings “Joy to the
, World” eight characters appear in
> costumes. Elizabeth Walker, Miss
Japan; Virgil Graalman, The Indidan;
Backwell’s gas wells in the old field
northeast, the Otstot pool northwest
and the territory souheast of the city
has an open flow of producton every
24 hours of 544,OOO cubic feet of higF
grade gas. Of this amount, the
Blackwell Oil and Gas company use.;
9,564,000 cubic feet, leaving a sur-
j plus oi 44,980,000 cubic feet unused
Of The surplus
be use I
on ■ * p-
or ^hut in the wells.
the production ot
Petroleum Corporation’s No. 1 El-
lege northeast northeast southeast1
32-27-lw, is underreaming the 10-j
inch casing to shut off the water.
Total depth 2605 feet.
Blackwell Oil and Gas company!
No. 1 Humphrey siuthwest northeast!
southwest 10-27-lw 191 barrels from!-.,... . t ,--------
lhe sand at 2330-42 feet; Ostot Devei I "n"® talking to some friends later on
opment company-Manahan and Haury : be street he became ill, and as his
No. 1 school land northeast of the f011!l‘tl0P became worse he called a
southwest northeast 16-27-lw, 215 a^' to ta, 1lr? *ie hospital,
barrels from the sand at 3105-6 feet;' ' ''neral services were conducted
Otstot Development company and Pol- i a 5'e noine Tuesday after which the
ing’s No. 1 U. S. Smelter northwest I was }ak?n !°,their oId home ,n
northeast southwest 15-26-lw, swab-1 *"^raska for burial.
bing 150 barrels from the sand at 3,- , . 1 he lYent was !he more -sad because
462-78 feet: Cherokee Oil and Gas; 1,c mother was here from Nebraska
company No. 1 Swytherman north- to 8P*nd Chnstmas.
east northwest southwest 15-27-lw, 91 , ,iree brothers, a wne and five
barrels on the pump from sand at
3427-65 feet; Luck} Leaf Oil and Gas
company No. 1 Skelton northwest
northwest northeast 15-27-lw, 12
barrels on the pump from sand at
3114-67 feet; Lucky Leaf Oil and Gas
company No. 1 Clift southwest south
east southeast 10-27-lw, 6 barrels on
the pump from sand at 3114-67 feet.
Total from six wells, 583 barrels,
average to the well, 97 1-6 barrels.
If you plaster your home with a
mortgage it is not going to keep out
the cold but. opens the door for the
<hut in the wells, one
domestic or indusstrial
tion, as the conservation itu
stale of Oklahoma, provide
one fourth or 25% of the o
ias well can be used, the otner 'fourth
being held er conserved as n reserve.
The Blackwell district has 11.245,00(1
feet of gas as a surplus to be sold for
industrial consumption as the gas now
used is ample for domestic consump-
tion. This amount of surplus gas
would supply cheap fuel for three
large plants or a dozen small ones.
The second completion in the old „,
field is announced withi nten days. Me I Bhk; T^YricL^A^ner; Walter Gnmi
Caskey and Wentz have a 20 barrel man, Edu<.ation; Jlni Walker> The 0Id
we m the shallow 1,00 foot pay. I Preacher; Opal Flood, A Nurse; C.
nnibwS’ nLi c o./oe W. Kille, The Outcast; Richard Walk-
newest northwest 20-28-le. It is|er, The Orpnan; Cura MiU M1S;<
■ n Si PCr y rom ^iCohanbia; Eva Flood, Christianity.-
n feet- | program begins promptly at
Pn?inS^ ?V1 iPTn’« qC0I?Pany an"l7:.3O p- m„ next Sunday and those
S ; ,iU’ c tT I a choice 8«at are a-ke<l to
northwest northeast northwest 15-27-1 come early
2w, is reported to have swabbed 150. nibie Scbool be^ns at 9;45 a
barrels from the' sand at 3462-78 feet i and thp pahtor preaches a special
for 24 hours ending Wednesday morn Christmas sermon at 11:00 o’clock.
The entire public is invited and wel-
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