The New Education (Stillwater, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 12, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 1, 1910 Page: 3 of 4
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THE NEW EDUCAT
FOR THE NIMBLE-WITTED
Captain Tibbetts, in a fit of desperation, sends
us the following: “The wind bloweth, the water
floweth, the faroer soweth, and the subscriber
oweth and the i^ord knoweth that we are in need
of our dues. So come a runnin’, ere we go a gun-
nin’; this thing of dunnin’ gives us the blues.
Fifty subscribers have not yet taken their
books! Gentlemen, rally to the relief of the
What is the brightest idea in the world? Your
How many persons can a deaf and dumb man
amuse? He can jest tickle eight. (Gesticulate.)
Why is a minister near the end of his sermon
like a ragged urchin? Because lies towaid his
What are a lawyer’s degrees of comparison?
It is hard to get on, harder to get honor, and
hardest to get honest.
Why is a washerwoman the greatest traveler in
the world? Because she crosses the line and goes
from pole to pole.
Why was Goliath surprised when he was struck
by a stone? Because such a thing never entered
his head before.
Prove that a bcc-hive is a bad potato. A bee-
hive is a bee-holder; a beholder is a spectator; a
specked “tater” is a bad potato.
What is the longest word in the English
language? Smiles; because between its first and
last letters there is nothing less than a mile.
Why is the wind blind? Wind is a zephyr;
zephyr is yarn; yarn is a tale; tail is an attach-
ment; an attachment is love; love is blind.
Therefore the wind is blind.
There are eight corners in a room, in each cor-
ner sits a cat, on each cat s tail sits a cat, in front
of each cat sit seven cats, how many cats in the
room? Eight cats.
I went to the woods and got it; after I got it,
looked for it; the more I looked for it, the less
liked it, and carried it home in my hand because
could not find it. A sliver.
On Wednesday evening, May 18, Professor and
Mrs. McCarrell entertained the members of the
Sub-Freshman class in the west reading room.
The room was tastefully decorated with potted
plants from the green house. The evening was
spent with conversation and games after which
light refreshments were served.
On Tuesday, May 17, the following party of
College students, chaperoned by Dr. and Mrs.
Bushnell, took a hayrack ride to Yost Lake, where
they spent the beautiful evening in boating. Misses
Maggie Walters, Frieday, Cox, Whillock, Hopkins,
Atkinson, Myers and Stevens; and Messrs. Wood-
worth, Schallenberger, Fisher, Baade, Speidel,
Gray, Williams and Fix.
All afternoon classes were dismissed thtirsday,
May IQ, for the competitive company drill of the
military department. Major Black was here
from Guthrie to act as judge and the sword was
awarded to Captain Fred Funda, of Company G.
Part of Domestic and Fine Arts Exhibit at A. & M. C., Spring 19.0
half million dollar cotton mill. Immense Quanti-
ties of cotton seed oil and meal are made in the
numerous large oil mills of the state. Cotton
comp esses arge scattered at convenient distances
through the cotton region. The cotton industry
nrobablv the largest in the state, and our cheap
fuel and power will cause a rapid development in
the cotton manufacturing business.
The packing industry is another that is devel-
oping by leaps and bounds Already Sapulpa,
El Reno, Enid, Guthrie, and Oklahoma City have
packing plants either in operation or 111 process
of construction. Two of the plants at Oklahoma
City are extensive, costing two or three millions
each. t .
Creameries, ice cream factories and ice plants
are in every part of the state. One creamery a
Oklahoma City gets cream from a hundred miles
in every direction. The A. & M. College Cream-
Oil Country Near Tulsa, Oklahoma—Oil Tanks and Derricks
cry pays seventy-five thousand dollars a year to
the farmers around Stillwater for cream.
Various smaller concerns are turning out mat-
tresses, implements, furniture, gloves, knitted
goods, etc. Most of these are prospering, and
new enterprises are being established almost
Oklahoma has passed the period of uncertainty
and unrest that accompanies settlement and col-
onization. The period of development, of utiliz-
ing out natural resources, for manufacturing
home grown raw material, is here. The outloo
is bright for this to become a great manufactur-
as it is already a agncuKura!
industrial development in
Oklahoma is at the dawn of a great industrial
development. The average citizen does not rea-
lize to what extent water power, mining and
manufacturing exist in our state, nor how rapidly
they are being developed. Conditions in Okla-
homa are almost ideal for manufacturing. We
have the greatest gas, oil and coal fields 111 tie
United States. We have sufficient water power
going to waste to heat and light the state and
run every piece of machinery within its borders.
And right beside this material for generating
power we produce raw material in abundance
and great variety. It is no wonder that capital-
ists arc beginning to realize that fortunes arc to
be made by using these natural agents to manu-
facture the products of the fields, forests, and
mines of the state. Power companies are already
striving for control of our water power. Plants
are in operation along the Washita and other
streams. At Anadarko, Chickasha, Pauls Valley
and elsewhere thousands of horse power are pro-
Zinc Smelting Works at Bartlesville, Oklahoma
duced. Along the Arkansas and Illinois rivers
great power plants are projected.
g Thousands of men are mining Oklahoma coal
The coal fields extend from Wagoner and lulsa
through McAlester and Coalgate to the southern
border of the state. . ..
Immense beds of lead and zinc ore were dis-
covered near Miami in Ottawa county two or
three years ago, and now about twenty plants
are in operation mining and reducing this orc.
The daily output amounts to thousands of do -
lars. At Bartlesville are large smelters for hand-
ling this ore. . . , ...
Cement of fine quality and inexhaustible quan-
tity is found in various parts of the state, and the
cement plants at Ada, Eldorado, Cement and
many other places are unable to supply the de-
mand though some of them run night and day.
Rock’crushing plants in the Wichitas and in the
hills of eastern Oklahoma are daily shipping
train loads of crushed rock all over the South-
west In the southern part of the state are im-
mense beds of asphalt that is being mined and
with the crushed rock and cement obtained in
nearby localities, is being used to pave the streets
of our rapidly growing cities. 1 he amount of
paving, cement walks, bridges and fire-proof ce-
ment buildings constructed in Oklahoma the past
twelve months and now in process of construc-
tion can be appreciated only by one who has
traveled extensively over the state.
The forests of eastern and southeastern Okla
homa contain millions of feet of timber that the
mills are rapidly converting into lumber.
Throughout the central and western part of the
state in the great wheat belt, flouring mills are
A Coal Mine, McAlester, Oklahoma
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in every city. Alfalfa mills for grinding alfalfa
into meal are found in this same region.
Oklahoma leads in the production of broom
corn and small broom factories are scattered all
over’ western Oklahoma in the broom corn re-
gion. No one of them is large, but the output
of all is considerable and it is rapidly increasing.
No written description can convey a correct
impression of the oil fields of eastern Oklahoma.
In traveling through this region one sees hun-
dreds of tall derricks, long lines of great storage
tanks, each with a capacity of thirty to sixty
thousand barrels, great piles of iron pipes, and
here and there are refineries converting the crude
oil into the various grades known to the com-
mercial world. Most of the oil is carried in pipe
lines to Ohio or to the Gulf.
•Inexhaustible supplies of brick and tile clay
occur in various narts of the state, and the brick
plants, some of which are quite extensive, are
unable to supply the ever increasing demands.
Almost every town has its cement block factory.
The manufacture of cotton goods is develop-
ing on .an extensive scale. Guthrie has had a
cotton twine factory for some two years, and
now several cities are preparing for the manu-
facture of cotton goods. Lawton is erecting a
Captain Funda Wins Prize Sword for Best Drilled Company
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Connell, J. H. The New Education (Stillwater, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 12, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 1, 1910, periodical, June 1, 1910; Stillwater, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1597464/m1/3/: accessed April 19, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.