Drumright Evening Derrick (Drumright, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 186, Ed. 1 Monday, January 9, 1922 Page: 1 of 4
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THE MOST IMPORTANT PLACE IN THE WOULD TO YOU IS YOBR HOME TOWN. MOST FOR IT. DIMMIT IS fOIIR TOWN.-M1 TOGETHER
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Drumright W Hrrrtrk
VOL. 6. NUMBER 186
DRUMRIGHT, OKLAHOMA. MONDAY, JAN. 9, 1922
FIVE CENTS A COH
OKMULGEE OFFICERS SLAY GUNMAN
OF B. M. A, TQ
Members Requested to be
High School Auditorium
at 8 O'clock.
Tho Drumright Business Men's •«
soclatiou wilt hold its annual elec
Hon of officers at a mooting to b«
held tonight in the high school audi
torium. C. S. Chad wick, secretary of
tho Cushing business Men's associa
lion, and William K. Cantrell. seen;
mry of the Sapulpa chamber of com j
nuree, will bo present to address thcl
Mr. Chadv ick will speak on tho ad |
vantage of advertising, and Mr. Can I
troll will speak on tho general con
duct of such an organization as the
Business .Men's association.
The meeting will bo called to order
at 8 o'clock, Secretary 11. M. llraim*
.said this morning. All members are
urged to be present. Harry F. Newton,
East I? road way hardware dealer, has
been president of the association dur i
ing its first year which is just draw J
•ng to a close.
"We are striving to make tho as-
sociation as useful as possible to tin |
business fraternity of the city as
"eli as t j tho community in general,"
Secretary ilrarao told the Evening
mg Derrick. "Tho association's serv
ice is constantly improving, but it
needs the co-operation and Nippon of
eli business interests in order to be.
j. complete success."
A TOWN BUILDER,
— - I
The m Ami nee agent is h public
servant" hi almost the same sense f
those who are elected for he is de j
ponded' upon largely by the entire'
community to protect their interests
along all lines of insurance protection
In case of loss he is tho first to be
called and his assistance is largely
rcponsiblo for tho speedy settlement
< f claims and payment of losses. He
is indisponslblc to tho community for
ho is consulted continually alcnj;
lines involving the protection of mil-
lions of dollars worth of property and
his advice is followed may save
thousands for the assureds.
The fuel that the state has passed
legislation and established an Insur-
ance department is evidence of the
magnitude and importance of tho in I
.vurance business. The local agent is!
i resident of the city, a tax payer, a j
• Ity builder and the ccmniunityl
should support him the same as they!
support other businesses, yet there |
are prominent citizens in places who)
"o out* of the town for insurance.
Utilities which they could amij
should get at home agencies.
With cut insurance the wheels «>;
this nation would almost stop, for it
is tho one requirement of all credit.|
the basis of all permanent invest-
ment and tho smallest home to the
largest palace should be covered by
insurance protection as a business
While the twiukilng stars were
playing peek-a-boo across the milky
way and the silvery moon looked glee-
fully down upon the scene, at a l&te
licur Saturday night, Ualph Bell and
Miss Nellie I logan, accompanied bj
tho lawful number of witnesses,
journeyed joyfully to the Methodist
parsonage where, according to matri-
monial parlance, tho fateful words
said which made "two hearts beat
as one." The.bride and..groom are!
prominent young people of Drum-'
right, each worthy of the other and a
Id. t of friends will add to their hap-
piness if st *'wish-vou-wefl" can do it.
1 second ha t Ford ca do aev
tb..jg :i dog car do except bark and It
can do many things a eoeu dog car'*
Formtr Governor Wjlliam Spry of
Utah, named to succeed Clay TalJ.tiar
aa commissioner of the general lano
office iri W '-.h nflton. Spry is one o1
the leading Republicans of the inter
mountain country Ho managed th«
Utah campaign for Harding in thf
If thr ni(M tin*? last, night is acriter-
ion of what is to come we can anti-
cipated most gratifying results. It
never become* Christians to boast
of what they are going to do but we
will l;o :ir enough to say that, we
have high hopes lor the outcome of
revival. W w.w able to seat the
« rowd last night rnly after we had
brought in ; numb' r of folding chairs.
We hope the crowding may continue.
We were especially glad to see those
irom the otln r churches and we shall
he glad it you will make this your
meeting. We want every church in
town t be benefited by the meetings,
in fact we will to (Tltfnppoited if it is
Tho solo by Mrs. 0. 11. Akin last
night was ; feature of the service
and we will have special music each
Brother Paukey will be here to-
night and you will want to meet him.
Let us do the unusual for one time
and have a full lit.use on Monday
night, .m i vici.; every night this week
including £ t:urday night at 7:o0
sharp except en Friday night, when
nil account ef < i-.oir practice we will
begin at 7:00.
Refuses to Re-elect DeValera
President by Vote of
58 to 60
Dublin, .lan. ! .A motion to re*
el< ct l^ '.nonn PoYalera president
of the Irish republic was defeat-
ed in the Hail Eiieanu today by
a vote of "S to GO.
SAPULPA MAKES MONEY
Athlet.c Association Is $4,000 to
Good After Last Year
Sapuip-"- -Ian. The Sapulpa high
school athletic, association ended its
ibost successful year December 31,
(cording to .. financial report of
secretary, it was r 'ported today.
Total receipts during 1921 amount-
ed to $'v~>'i and expenses reached
• l.'Jl I S.j, leaving a total surplus Jan-
uary 3. 1022, of $4,510.94. Th© large
receipts are attributed to the champ-
•enship matches made by the base-
hall and football teams.
When you arc working for the iu-
i"ivst ot ; o':r noin town you are
inu foi • > hwii in.e.'ests*
DRUMRIGHT IS ON
Early Demand for Seats to
Opera Number Here Jan-
uary 11 Continues.
Eighty-oiie reservations of seat.;
had been atnde for '"The Impresario"
today following tile installation cf (lie
foal-board of tho high school autltoi-
ium a' tho I'alaco Drug store. These,
ill addition to season reservations al
ready niudo ure fast diininishliiK the
best Boats. Far more tlian half the
seats are now reserved.
Tulsa, It was learned this morning, |
was tho cause of the change of date
of the company's appearance here to
January 2 from tho 11th. Tulsa musi-l
elans had a prior claim to that date-
tor tho "lmprvario," and only a few
c'oys a"so dccidcd to press their
claim. This means that Tutsans will
pay from $1 to ?;t for the sauie attrac-
tion that Drumright citizens may hoar
here for 50 cents to $1—and 35 cents
and 75 cents by way cf the short
course season tickets. |
High school ticket salesmen from
the senior class began a thorough
canvass of the city Saturday and
will continue to solicit buyers ct
fort courso season tickets, with ad-
mit boarera to three operatic enter-
tainments, including the "Impresar-
io" Wednesday night.
Local music lovers are on tiptoe
with anticipation of a fare treat in
both the music lines and scenery of)
the "Impresario" troupe, which is an
all-star aggregation headed by Percy
WILL ENACT BONUS BILL
Harding and Rcpublitah Leader,
Reach Agreement At Dinner
Washington, .Tart. !t.—A gener.i
agreement for the enactment of a
bonus bill for former service men.
early in the present session of con-
gress, it was indicated had boon
reached al the conclusion of a white
house dinner conference tonight be -
tween l'residcnt Harding and a num-
ber of senators, representatives and
members of the cabinet.
The plan contemplates, it was un-
derstood, that the cost of the bonus
will bo defrayed, if possible, from
receipts from the allied debts to the
United States. If these are not suf
ficient, it was said, it was tentative-
ly suggested that a sales tax might,
be supported by the administration
for the surpose.
JAZZ SUITS FOR "WILLIE"
New York, Jan. 3.—Clothes sot to
music especialy ereatod for young
men who can't resist the lure of the
•;i2Z, are on exhibition at tho con-
vention of the American Designers
i'ssociation now in progress here.
High waists, braids and satin pip-
ings are outstandiug attractions of
Hie new terpslchorcan garments, the
genius of the designers apparently
having been conducted in the effort
to fashion them in keeping with the I
gaiety and frivolity of tho dance.
Tho coat is natty and is calculat-
ed to hypnotize the most exacting of
light-footed youth who revel in jaz/.. I
The artificial waist is three inches
rbove normal. Three buttons, close
together, adorn tho upper part of the
coat just above tho chest lino, the
pockets are high and fancy and trim-
med with braid and tho cutis are nar-l
The backs of the coat havo inverte0 j
plaits, finished with a silk crowfoot.!
Predominating colors are black, bin-I
and dark brown.
L. C. Carpenter, former proprietor j
of the Drumright Tire and Rubber
company, returned this morning from!
Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City.
:ur. Carpenter expects to accept a'
position traveling for some rubber
Alleged Yegg Killed,
Two are Wounded in j
Street Battle When
Two Policemen Shot.
'By Associated Press)
Okmulgee, Jan. 0.-—Ono member of
an aleged gang of yeggmcn waa kill-
ed and two wounded, and two police*
men were wouuded in a fight early
loay between officers and six men in
a closed car in tho heart of th0 city.
Tiio policeman were scouting the
city for ye&giucu when they camo up-
on the closed car staudlng by a curb.
The officers got out of their car and
approached the standing automobile
when the shooting started. Without
a warning, bullets rained from the
doved car. Neither policeman were
. eriously wouuded.
/ WILL COME CLEAR'
DEBAKEY TELLS FRIENDS
BIBLE CLASS IS
OPEN TO ALL MEN
East Broadway .Merch-
ant Charged withMur-
der is Taken to County
Prison at Sapulpa to
"Mavericks" Will Meet Every
Sunday Morning; at
LAWYER IS NAMED
TO FILL SEAT OF
Alex Debakey, Kant Broadway mer-
chant who Im being held for the
death of Albert Ka«ein whom ho shot
hero on the night of January 2, was
takcu to Sapulpa this moruing to be
lodged in tho county prison while
1 | awaiting trial on the murder charge
I Orgauized exclusively lor men of which hav been filed against liiui.
i Drumright who have uo regular Undersheriff Jack Bruin and Con*
j Diblo Sunday school class to attend, stable ('lino accompanied Debakey.
the ''Mavericks'' uendcnomiuutional "I a111 feeliug prety good,'' Debakay
' TMble study class was launched Sun- told a representative of the Evening
SENATOR PENROSE day morning at an enthusiastic Derrick before leaving, " but I am
! meeting in tho Liberty theatre. still having trouble with tho wound
Tho Mavericks will meet every I received some tlmo ago when I was
i iiiinci|,iiin, .f ui. o.—uuuisu nur- Sunday morning at 9:30 o'clock at shot."
ton l'oper, a Philadelphia lawyer, was tho Liberty tbcatro and "will welcome "o referred lo the shot which ho
appointed l ulled Stales Senator by any man in this city to membership swears was fired by Kusem when Ue
Governor Sprout lo succeed tho late w''o is not already affiliated with an bakoy was callod to tho back door of WL" ""•'5 ul'Iod is shewu by a com-
Holes I'm rose. I'nder the law, the ap- existing Hlblo study class. Tho main Ills homo during tb0 night, when he l,ar'!lu" "r figures Just compiled bv
pcintment slands until his successor feature of the courso of Btudy is to *U confronted by two men, ■ ne of on' *tata uPorlntcnd ot of
■ elected in the No'viubor election reconcile tho teachings of tho liible whom fired a bullet through tho low- '' 0 ", ln><:tloo- Wilson usod the
to fill the unexpired term of l'onroso to everyday llfa ot cvoryday people, cr part of his abdomen. | ""ri'3 "R out bjf 1110 census
which I ;iiiri[ In ix:. Sproul. who Also there will bo an endeavor tol "Tell my friends goodbye for me," a 1 cenBUoa of 1910 an"!
announce.! the apollitment, said that throw off the yoke of haggling over ho requested. "Tell them that I will
in cider to lie in full understanding nonessentials conneclcd with "studyi come clour at my trial. That Is all I
Foreign-Born Only Element
to Show Increased Ignor-
ance During Last Decade
Oklahoma's fight against tbo dark-
ness of Illiteracy Is succeeding.
Aroused by tho census report of
1910 showing that thero wore in the
state fifty-six porsons over 10 ye r<
cf age out cf every 1,000 who eonM
nolther read nor writo, an army of
fovornl thousand teachers set out In
i 1911 to banish tho oppressor, lgnor-
luce. They wero aided In ev#ry way
by tho stato board of education. How
of tho situation, lie desired
that he expected Pepopr to
candidate to fill tho unexpired term
of Senator Penrose.
TO BUILD AMCH
Senior Class at University
Pay $2,000 As 3tart
of tho Blblo, and got down to "brass
lacks" on every subject.
A lively battle Is autlcipatcd for
next Sunday morning at which Linn
the comparison of modern scientific
theories of the beginnings of this
worhl will be compared to tho Bible
A question box will be institutod
next week and each Sunday's queu-
' Uous will bo referred to committees
9. riie senior class j-or ]eport tlie ensuing Suuday.
Officers elected at tho opening
cl the University of Oklahoma lia
voted on Itself $-',U0ll lor thu construc-
tion of an arch ontrauco to thu pro-
posed $500,0(1(1 athletic stadium on
can say now.
lie passed Ills hand over his face.
"I need a sUavc," ho laughiugly re-
marked. "I dcn'l liko to hav0 to go
to Sapulpa with all thees whiskers lately 3j percent Only ooo cUm of
Despite thu fact that Oklahema I
this decado increased her populiti)
22.4 percent, tho Illiteracy within her
borders dropped from 6.6 percent to
.'(.!> percent, a decrease of ipproxt-
on my face."
Ho was permitted to take some
clothes ill a suitcase.
''Did you seo how they looked at in*
when I had my hearing Saturday?"
those enumerated showed an incrsa e
In tho number of illiterate*—
elgn born. Thla number inert* ed
from 3,828 to 6,4(6. This, however,
does not indieato an increave in the
ho a«kod tho newspaper man. "They' P°rcenlase of illiteracy in thie cU«a
want to hang mo or send mo to the kecatiso no record was made of the
penitentiary, but I know I will come| rotal numljor of such lmmlfra .tr
President, Arthur tlcar when everything is tcld at the c°ming into the 6tate duriug the de-
O'Do'l; vice president, \V. K. ll^rnoy; tiial."
secretary, Clydo Arnspiger; treasur-
Ow n field for Soonerland. The nrcli eT Walter Miser. Membership com
will l>o a memorial to the class of
It is proposed to construct the
arch out of white stone and red
brick, Sooner colors, at the comer
of Jenkins avenue, and Crooks street,
the main entrance to the stadium as
it is now proposed. Tho arch will
contain an automatic turnvtile for
keeping count of all who enter tho
gates to the stadium.
Every graduating class of the uni-
versity has left a memorial. The
class cf '0G left a large stoue embed-
ded in tin; ground on the west side of
the oval, one class left a sun-dial, the
class of '15 constructed tho double
arches on University boulevard at the
entrance to the oval and tho class of
';.'0 placed double arches at the
lampus entrance cn Abp avenue.
CAN'T LIMIT AIRCRAFT
YET, COMMITTEE FINDS
(By A&sociated Press)
Wasington, Jan. 'J.—Limitation of
development or use of aircraft is im-
possible at this time, the five powers
on the armament committee of the
Washington conference decided to-
The committee adopted a resolu-
tion, however, providing for an inter-
national committoo to study the air*
craft question with a view to future
Other questions of rating armament
went over until tomorrow.
The whole naval treaty is said to
be well advaueed in preparation, aud
the American delegates have called
a meeting for 3 o'clock this after-
noon to study a tentative draft of the
Persons seeking employment of any
kind in Drumright are invited to use
the Drumright Evening Derrick to
help them got work.
The Derrick will be glad to print
these "Situation Wanted" advertise-
ments without charge. Bring your ad
to the Derrick office.
mitteemeu say they will be busy al!
week securing new members, and au
attendance of nearly one hundred is
anticipated for nctx Sunday mora
Rev. Chas. E. Pitts was chosen
temporary loader of tho class, until
such a time as another is appointed.
PRICES FOR BIG
SALE NOW GOING
Lous Hondleman, well-known sales
promoter, is in charge of a big cut-
price event now going on at tho store
of the Drumright Loan and Mercan-
tile company. Tho big windows wero
decorated by llandlemau himself,
and are laden with bargains in cloth
ing lor men and boys, as well as iti
tho general merchandise lino.
"When I put on a sale," Handle-
man said lis morning, "it moans the
price is left to me. 1 am a money
raiser, not a money maker. The pric-
es at this salo are below cost in many
instances, but tho gods must go."
A beautiful aluminum souvenir is
given to each customer.
TO GET RAINBOW TROUT
Oklahoma City, Jan. 9.—-Oklahoma
is to obtain soon between 100,000 and
;.j0,00u rainbow trout from tho gov-
ernment fish hatcheries at N'oosha,
•Mo., according to Ben Watt, state
game and fish warden. Mr. Walt de-
clared that anyone iu tho state hav-
ing streams tlie temperature ot which
does nut ris0 above 58 degrees can
bo supplied with the trout upon ap-
plication to his office. Tho fish do
not live in warm water, ho explaiucd
TO OUR OLD CUSTOMERS
Auy one iudebted to us will save
trouble aud expeuso by calliug at au
early date a«d settling their account
CALDWELL & WILLIAMS.
Debakoy will! claim self-defense.
AGED FATHER OF
DIES. IN DEVER
Was Nephew of President
to Ripe Old Age
Ooldie Ma rimer Triplett, a nephew
of President Zackary Taylor, and
father of Harry Triplett, manager of
tho lloberts hotel hero, died at St.
Joseph's hospital in Denver las1
Tuesday after a stroke of apoplexy.
Theb ody was taken to La ISctt, Kan-
sas, Friday for burial.
Commenting cn Mr. Vripilctt'a
death, tho Denver Post says:
"The death ot Triplett will como as
a surprise to thousands of friends.
Triplett was an insurance man, wide-
ly known throughout Colorado, hav-
ing been engaged in that business fcr
more than 10 years.
"Triplett, who was SJ years old,
was bom on President Taylor's farm
tiaar La Grange, Kentucky. At an
early age, he camo to Deuver and
suvoral years later entered tho insur-
Besides Harry, Mr. Triplett is sur-
vived by two other sons, Dr. T. A.
Triplett, widely known Denver physi-
cian, and Edward Triplett, New Mexi-
MORE THAN 12,000 CASES
FILED IN DISTRICT COURT
More than ten thousand civil cases
have been instituted in tho Crook
eouuty district court sinco tho advent
ot statehood, that enormous humber
having been reached and passed dur-
ing the day last Saturday.
In tho same time more than 2,500
criminal cases ha'-o been fi.eiS in t-hat
court. These flguies do ml include
••■y '-rses. civil '>r criminal, It eithtr
♦ DHt.«rir r n* nnnnlv nnurtq.
cado, Wilson Buid.
Itasing his statement on the ti ur-«
revealod by tho comparison of th«
two census reports. Wilson declare
that theoretically Illiteracy in th*
stato should disappear entirely w th.'n
two decades at the present rato of
improvement. This, howe er, can
never bo actually accomplished, ha
added, because thero Is a certain
class which no educational eystcm
The figures In tho census compari-
sons reveal many interesting facta. lo
1010 thero wero 07,567 illiterates in
tho state who weru over 10 years old.
In 191'0 this total had boon cut to
"U.86-1. Of those, tho number of na-
tlvo whites in 1910 was 33,689. In
1920 it was 30,-118. Illiterate negroe
were reduccd iu number from 17,855
to 11,205 while tho 28,707 male voters
In 1910 who could not read or writo
bad been lowered to 26,718 in 1920. In
1920 thoro wero 31,358 women voter*
who wero illiterate. No record bad
been kept of this classification pre-
viously. ural illiteracy reached the to-
tal in 1920 of 45,550 and urban illit-
eracy was reported as 8,314, Neither
of these totals had boon compiled be-
fore tho last consns.
Commenting on thu uumbor of lU:t-
cruto voters which, including men
ud women, reaches tho total W.176,
Wilson declared their strength ia suf-
ficient "to offset the influence of all
high schools and colleges in tho state
in voting capacity." It Is recalled In
this connection that tho total vote
cast for United States senator in the
general election in 1920 wai 480,16t>.
Taking up tho comparison of tho
two census reports by counties. Wil-
son declared that whoro an increase
in the number of Illiterates ij reveal-
ed, tho chaugo can in mostc asej bo
traced to tho development of some
natural resources. Tho oil country
and tho mining fields show tho larg-
est of such increases. A few of tha
sprucely settled counties In tho west'
crn side of the sta^o also fc4ve in-
creased slightly in tho unmbor of il-
There certainly must bo a hell for
wlier0 else would thero be room fo'
so mnnv '-eon'o
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