Drumright Evening Derrick (Drumright, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 325, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 16, 1921 Page: 1 of 2
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^ THE DRUMRIGHT EVENING DERRICK. 3 MONTHS $1.00, IN ADVANCE
VOL. 5. NUMBER 325
DRUMRIGHT, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 1921
DAILY 15c PER WEEK
TORNADO'S WINGS OF DEATH STRIKE HUNDREDS
FIFTY KNOWN DEAD IN
TEXAS. ALA.. MISS.
Reports of Casualties Grow as Communication|CaR* county COVPred 8 stre,rh about
u half a mile wide and swept the
t Denver, Colo April 16.—The Rocky
mountain region Is slowly recover-
ing from the effects of the worst
:;torm o ftlie winter which; yesterday
; covered the district with snow from
[ eleven to fifteen inches deep.
The railroads are paralizied and
j wire communication in most direc-
tions from Denver are down.
With Stricken Territory is Reestablished
Greatest Damage is in Smaller Settle-
ments, Although Towns Are
TURNED OVER A N£W LEAF
Johnnie Walker, who is playing
juvenile lead in the William Fox ser-
ial "Fantomas." now being shown
every week at the Strand theatre,
was too full of pep and romance to
become a lawyer, so he left his law-
books flat and "went on the stage.
His work in "Fantomas'' has brought
out a host of "Johnnie Walker Fane.
•LEFTY" WITH HENS
Hurling for the Hens, "Lefty" Mil-
ler, one of the members of the Chicks
pitching staff lastseason, beat the
Ardmore leagurer 4 to 1. While Lefty
held the opposing batsmen to six
hits, his team-mates registered sev-
■ en safe blows. One of these was ac-
dcreited to Merl Kitterman, first-
baseman, who helped the locals In
the race for the 1920 W. A. bunting.
STORM LEAD ALL
TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION EX-
TENDS FOR HUNDREDS
(By Associated Press)
Little Rock, Ark., April 16.—
Fifty are known to be dead and
hundreds are Injured according to
reports In dispatches received
from the tornado swept sections
in the southwest part of Arkan-
Most of the loss of life and
most of the property loss occurred
in small communities In Miller
and Hemstead counties where the
storm struck late yesterday.
While it is considered possible
that some reports are duplicated,
all dispatches indicate that the
death list Is being Increased
wherever wire communications Is
restored and an accurate check of
totals can be made.
(By Associated Press)
Texarkana, Texas, April 16.—With
eighteen known dead and three score
or more Injured, ten probably fatal-
ly, in aterrific storm which gurdled
Miller county, Arkansas, late yester-
day the reported casualties early to-
day are still regarded as incomplete.
Texarkana, Ark., April 16.—Six-
teen persons are reported dead in a
cyclone that swept Miller county late
Friday evening. The dead are report-
ed to be citizens of Hope.
Carnegie, April 16,—A heavy wind-
storm sweeping over a strip two mil-
es wide and eiglht miles long west of
here last nigdU wrecked homes and
barnes on 13 farms and did damage
estimated at $76,000. No lives were
lost and no one Was injured.
SAPULPA PLANS TO HAVE BAND
Sapulpa, April 16 —Plans of Sec-
retary Victor H. Kirk to organize a
band for Sapulpa, to aid in advertis-
ing <he city and to take part in civ-
ic and other affairs, will be brought
up Monday night at a meeting of
those interested, the meeting to be
held in the Chamber of Commerce
MUSKOGEE TEACHERS MAY GET
(By Associated Press)
Washington, April J.4.—The nom-
ination of George Harvey of New
York to be ambassador to Great
Britain, and Myron T. Herrick of
Ohio to be ambassador to France,
was confirmed by the senate.
(By Associated Press)
Washington, April 16.—Voicing op-
position to the sales tax. representa-
tives Mondell of Wyoming! republi-1 o-
can leader stated that no law taxing jciRL IS HELD IN KILLING INVES
sales can be enacted at this session ] TIGATION AT MUSKOGEE
of congrcss. j
Muskogee, April 16.—Further in-
Muskogee, April 16.—Teachers and
patrons' organizations here have
started a movement to distribute
among the school teachers of the city
the $16,000 surplus fund in the hand
of the school board. Tltye money has
been intended for use In establish-
ing additional kinder^,ten and other
special classes. Each' teacher would
receive approximately $100 if the
money were divided as abonus.
HAUET, PROPRIETOR !
OF GUSHER HOTEL IT!
OILTON, SHOOTS SELF
DIES ON WAY TO HOSPITAL AF-
TER MAKING STATEMENT
THAT HE FIRED THE
Pete Hauet proprietor of the Gusher
rooms at Oilton is dead from a bullet
which entered the left side of his
neck, fired by a gun held in his own
hand, according to evidence present-
ed at the corner's inquest.
The shooting took place at three
o'clock in the afternoon. So far as
is known there was no witness to the
affair. Hauet was rushed to the hos-
pital at Yale but died on the way.
Hauet has been proprietor of the
Gusher rooms at Oilton only a short
time. He took charge there a couple
of days after tfhie Oilton riot in which
this rooming house figured ra;ther
A small automatic pistol owned by
Hauet was found near tihe wounded
man. The shot which killed him was
lired from this weapon. Before death
came, Hauet made the statement that
By Associated Press
Birmingham, Ala., April 16.—
Reports trickling over a badly
orippled line indicate that the
town of Ralph, Tuscaloosa coun-
ty, has been almost completely
wiped out by a tornado this morn-
ing and Sulligent, Lamar county
suffered a like fate. In Owenton,
a suburb of Birmingham, forty
houses are reported to have been
unroofed by the storms.
(By Associated Press)
Brookshaven, Miss., April 16.—
One unidentified wom?.,i was kill-
ed and twelve were injured In a
tornado which struck Sontage,
sixteen miles east of here this
morning. Ten homes were demol-
Denver, Colo, 'April 16.—Denver
and this section of the west today
was in the grip of one of the worst
blizzards of the winter. A gale of 42
miles an hour raged today and out-
look was.^for more snow and lower
Kansas City, April 16 —U. L. Mc-
Call correspondent of the local bur-
eau of the associated press today was
appointed district superintendent
vestigation of the killing of L. E.
Turner, former sailor, by police last
Friday night brought about the ar-
rest of Zola Wright today. She is
the woman whose story of being held
with supervision of the service over | up by Turner led to his shooting by
Western Missouri, Kansas, 'Oklaho-, Policeman (j. c. Parker. Turner is
ma and Texas. , j <,aj(] to j,ave run and to have shot as
. y . he ran, but bystanders say they
TRAVEL BY TRUCK AND CAR TO ' t,ear(i only one shot. Veterans of
MEE' .NG AT SAND SPRINGS
temperatures, according to the weath-
er forecaster. I About a hundred members of the
j Christian church went to Sand
Oklahoma lOity, April 16.—The Springs to ajttend an evangelistic
Western Union Telegraph company| meeting of the /Christian church of
Ihlere reported tonight that all wir.es Sand Springs held by Evangelist
south and west of Chickasha. Okla., Vawter. They travelled in motor cars |
were down, with wire trouble through and trucks and reached Drumright
out the southwestern portion of the early this morning.
state. Telephonic communications Special seats were reserve for the i
with Rush Springs were reported un- Drumright delegation and they had
certain about 9:30 o'clock tonight. lunch in the park there.
foreign, wears are behind the investi-
gation of circuristancs leading to the
death of Turner. They claim that
Turner was not a hold-up man and
had a good character. They are at-
tempting to disprove ffife police ver-
sion of the shooting.
HIGH SCHOOL TEAM
REFUSES TO ALLOW
BRISTOW TO SCORE
PERRY MCCOY SENDS 16 VISIT-
ORS BACK TO THE
The local high school baseball team
scored a victory over the Bristow
team at the hall park yesterday af-
ternoon, winning by a score of 4-0.
Perry McCoy, pitching for the lo-
cal team, succeeded in sending 16
of the Bristow hitters, back to the
This is the second game tfliiat the
two teams have played this season.
Last Friday the Bristow team at
Bristow waft victorious by a score of
6 to 5.
SLASHES THROAT OF GIRL
WHEN FAMILY IS AT
HENRYETTA MAN WHO MAIMED
OFFICER IS FOUND GUILTY
Will Be A Silent City
During First Game Wed.
he had fired the afhot himself,
reason is known for the act.
(By Associated Press)
Dallas, Texas, April 16.—At least
seven lives were lost In Northeast-
ern T&xas late yesterday In a tornado
which aften sweeying a section of
Smith, Wood, Gregg, Cass and Dowie
counties it passed into Miller and
Hemstead counties, Arkansas, where
more than a score of persons are re-
ported to have been killed.
A score of persons are reported in-
jured in affected parts of Texas.
8here are six Texas fatalties at Aving
er, Cass county and one at Atlanta.
The storm, accordin gto the meagre
reports here originated either in
Smitih; or C'regg county, Texas, and
DRUMRIGHT WILL CLOSE SHOP
AND GO AFTED OPENING
The men o fthe oil industries of
Drumright and of the surrounding
territory will follow tlhe lead of the
down town business houses and close
up their shops for the opening game
of the baseball series, according to
statements made by a number of oil
"Sure we're going to close up for
the game," said aleading oil field em-
ployer. ''It is only fair to give the
boys a chance to go to the game.
They are just as good baseball fans
as anybody intown. Besides w& want
to see the game ourselves."
Drumrigrt, according to the talk on
the streets, is going out for the Asso-
ciation cup. All that is necessary is
No the property and crop loss is said to a little ''pep" and there is enough
with the "bacon." The cup is offer
ed for the best opening day attend
Season tickets are again being
sold for the ball game. It is now al-
most a month since any special ef-
forts have been made to sell tickets
and for a few days just before the
games start people are going to be
give nanother chance to get in on a
season ticket. More than half of the
money necessary to carry thte guaran-
tee of the team for the season was
realized a few days after tickets were
first put on sale during tfoe latter
part of February.
"There's going to be no trouble in
putting the drive over. It's just a
question of placing the season ticket
proposition before the people." said
Bill Clay, chairman of the committee
in charge of the work. "We have
sol dtickets in Shamrock and Oilton
Okmulgee. April 16.—Foley Thash-
er was found guilty on a charge of
maiming G. ^V. Thomas, city marsh-
al of Kusa, by a jury in superior
court at Henryetta yesterday before
Judge H. R .Christopher and his
sentence fixed at one year and a day
in the state penitentiary. Thrasher
was charged with having participated
in a fight in which Thomas' eye was
Following yesterday's turbulent ses
sion of the court when "Blackie"
West was found guilty of a similar
charge, and threats of violence again-
st members of the jiiry were reported
to court officials, dputv sheriffs
searched all persons for firearms as
j t.J-ey entered the court room this
Bartlesville, April 16.—When John
Gray and members of his family re-
turned to their Ihwme at the comer
of Fourth street and Osage avenue
from tfce picture show at 8:40 o'clock
last night they found Ladina Cole,
aged 16 years, daughter of O. B.
C, )!e, lying on the floor in the front
room w ith her throat cut. Th\ere were
two gaBhes, one on each side of the
throat, while a contusion over the
left eye gave evidence that she hail
been struck a 'hteavy blow. Her cloth-
ing were torn almost from her body.
The blade of a razor was found
| caught in her hair, while the handle
laid beside her on the floor. :t was
a Sexto-Blade razor, of the safety
variety from which, the safety guard
Upon examining the wound the at-
tending physician declared that the
jugular vein had not been cut and
that the girl would probably recov-
er from her injury. She had not been
injured outihierwise, the pihysician
Up to a late hour last night no de-
finite clue to the assailant had been
found by the city and county officers
who were working on the case.
be great. The wind, passing through-! of it in Drumright to walk away'j and even in Bristow.
BOB ACHTERMAN HAS HIS MAR
Bob Achterman of Drumright
lost his Marmon automobile to an
auto thief at Sapulpa last night.
A telephone mssage received here
this morning from Mr. Achterman
stated that he had heard that the car
was ditched a couple of miles out of
Sapulpa, but at the time of going to
press no further word has been re-
ceived here. Walt. Miser went to
Sapulpa today in connection with the
So that everybody in Drumright
may have an opportunity to attend
the opening game of the baseball
season I request that all busines in
the city be suspended and stores and
offices be closed during tSiie after-
noon of Wednesday, April 20.
Signed, W. E. NIOODRMUS
TO LATE TO CLASSIFY
FOR RENT—3 room house. City
water. Close in/ Electric lights, gas.
Col. Timson. Phone 376. 325-3t
Serveself Cafeteria ■
This is the time of the year that
you need fresh green vegetables
—We have them FRESH FROM
Strawberry Short Cake every
day w'th pure whipped cream.
We will serve lunch |
at Johnson's Con- i
fectionery at ill E.
same as you have
always bought at .
Our plate lunch can- |
not be beaten for +
| CONFECTIONERY |
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FRESH VEGETABLES :
This spring weather, ypur system requires green vegetables. We ■
have the largest assortment in the city.
Fresh Head and
We give you the best
meat cuts in the city
Vol. 1 Drumright Okla., No. 14
A variety of assorted
Perfect Bread is
Baked in Sight
4 doors north) of Po3toffice
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j. If you haven't been j
i; in to our Saturday |
11- Sale—For th' Love o' ::
Mike come in.
Our Prices Will Suit ?
| Pure Food Grocery ••
■■ y. Denn and Bd'y. Phone 532
i $ J. R. KEIL, Prop.
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