Claremore Messenger (Claremore, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 44, Ed. 1 Friday, November 7, 1919 Page: 1 of 16
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CLAREMORE^ROGERS COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, Nov.7, 1919.
Nov. 5.— President
foday Mt uide Tiursday,
Ir 27th, m Thanksgiving day
nation which said the coun
k«d forward with confidence
dawn of an era where sacri-
ft of the nation will fjnd recom-
putes in a world of peace."
The text of the proclam* ion fol-
"By the President of the United
States of America:
"The season of the year has again
arrived when the people of tie Unit-
ad States are accustomed to unite in
giving thanks to the Almighty God
for the blessings which he haa con-
ferred upon the country during the
12 months that have paased. A year
ago our people poured out their hearts
in praise and thanksgiving, that,
through diyine aid the right was
victorious and peace had come to the
nations which had so courageously
struggled in defense of human liberty
and justice. Now that the stern task
is ended and the fruits of achieve-
ments are ours we look forward with
confidence to the dawn of an era
where the sacrifices of the nation
will find recomepnse in a world at
"But to attain the consummation
of the great work to which th Amer-
ican people devoted their manhood
and the vast resources of their coun-
try, they sholild, as they give thanks
to God, reconsecrate themselves to
these principals of right which tri-
umphed through His merciful good-
ness. Our gratitude can find ib more
perfect expression than to bulwark
with loyalty and patriotism those
principals for which the free peoples
of the earth fought and died.
"During the past year we have had
much to make us grateful, in spite of
the confusion in our economic life,
resulting from the war, we have pros--
pered. Our harvests have been plent-
iful and of our abundance ve have
been able to render succor to the less
favored nations. 0ur democracy re-
mains unshaken in a world tern with
political and serial unrest Our tradi-
tional ideas a1* still our guideB in
the path ofp gress and civilisation
"These greit blessings vouchsafed
to uf, for Which we devouly give
thanks, should arouse us to a fuller
sense of our duty to ourselves and to
mankind to see to it that not ting we
may do shall mar the completeness
of the victory we have helped to winj
No selfish purpose animate*', us in
beeomin ga participant in thi world
war, and with a like spirit of unself-
' we should .strive to aid by
our example and by our co-operation
in realizing the enduring welfare of
all people ar.ti in bringing in o being
"a world ruled by friendship and good
, "Therefore, I Woodrow Wilton, pre-
sident of the United States o:: Amer-
ica, hereby designate Thursday, the
27th day of "ovember, next, for ob-
servance as a day of thanksgiving
and prayer by my fellow countrymen
intf tingt hem to cease on that day
from their ordinary tasks and to
unite in their homes and in their
several places of worship in ascrib-
ing praise and thanksgiving to God,
the author of all blessings and the
master of our destinies.
"1(1 witness thereof, I hve hereby
set my hand and caused the seal ol
the United States of America to bo
"Done in the District of Columbia,
this fifth day of November, in the
year of our Lord, 1919, and of the
indeopndence of the United States,
(Signed) WOODROW WILSON,
Seal: By the President: Robert
Lansing, Seci«tary of State."
CURTIS-TULSV FLYING fROLIC
TO BE BIG TREAT T0 PEOPLE
Will be Biggest Event of it's Kind
fiver Staged in the Southwest
Did you see the big black and white
airplane that dropped into the city
Monday T It was the advance plane ad-
vertising the biggest treat the people
of Northeastern ^Oklahoma will ever
hove a chance to witness—The Cur-
tiss-Tulsa Flying Frolic, which will
be held on Thanksgiving Day.
On thia day every conceivable stunt
known to the /flying world will be
pulled off. There will be' twenty
planes in the vent, probably more than
the people of this section will ever
have an opportunity to see at one
time again in years.
Most of the pilots are men who have
seen active service in France and Bel-
gium and there will be many nair-
raising stunts pulled off during the
performances. One event alone, in
whicb the world's record parachutt
jumr> will be broken will be worth the
time and money to see. The present
world's rccord for a parachute jump
is 7,000 feet, but on this day a jump
will be made from an altitude of 10,000
feet—thipk of it, jumping from an
airplane at an altitude of 10,000 feet.
Also there will be a woman parachute
jumper who will, exhibit. \
Another promising event is a fifty
mile race for a purse of $1,000 Jn
which about fifteen planes will partici-
pate, and it promises to be a speedy
A bombing raid will also be staged
and people will have a chance to see
a squadron of planes in battle forma-
tion, just like they did on the west-
ern front during the recent war.
In all it will be ah" event which the
people of this section will rarely, have
a chance to witness, and you could
not spend a more enjoyable Thanks
giving i>ay '•nywkeBK ^
This event will mark the opening of
the new Curtiss Flying Field, the
largest in the Bouthwest.
Mr. It. A. Mclntyrtf, special agent
of the company who piloted the plane
here Monday Advertising the event
was a caller' at this office and was
very enthusiastic over the event to
take place, and says the affair will
outclass anything ever held in the
The field is located six miles from
Tulsa on the main road from here to
that city and many from here are ex-
pecting to attend.
Dr. Andrew Nelson Lerakov was
born December 29th, 1883, at Tahle-
quah, Okla. He was received into
the Presbyterian Church at the age of
12 yeara. He was a graduate of Van-
derbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.,
ompletin0 his work in 1907, and waa
Valedictorian of his class. Dr. and
Mrs. ISerskov were maried in 1908.
Dr. A. N. Lerscov, prominent phy-
sician, passed away at the Southwest
Sanitarium in Kansas City Sunday,
November 2nd, at 6 o'clock P. M.
For the past two months he -has
been ill and was recently taken to thq
Kansas City Hospital where it was
hoped that he might find relief, but
of, no avail. He gradually grew worse
and his death was no surprise to his
fellow doctors, and those who knew
1 The body arrived in Claremore early
Monday and the funeral occured Tues-
day from the Baptist Chureh in charge
of the Masonic Lodge. Dr. Lerakbv
was a member of the Blue Lodge here
of the Consistory at Guthrie and the
Shrine at Tulsa, and was a prominent
figure in ledge circles.
He was a native of Oklahoma, hav-
ing been born and reared at Tahle-
quad. After his graduation from the
Medical School he located in Claremore
and was a prominent man in the pro-
fession, having a large practice, and
making many friends. He was one
of the most widely known doctors in
the county, and will be remembered
for a long time for deeds performed.
He leaves a wife, aged parents and
many relatives and friends to mourn
The Messenger joins with the host
of friends in extending sympathy to
the bereaved ones at this time of sor-
J. B. Nichol, Supervising Manager
of the North's chain of 10c Stores,
rin Chelsea this week supervising
installing of a fine new candy case
for the store there. The case that
the North Co. has adopted is the
finest that money can buy, being
made out of marble and plate glass,
making it strictly sanitary. One will
be installed -in the Claremore store
as soon as the factory can turn it out.
■ "Ti* Jh"iT
Evangelist, Arthur Long, Pastor
at the Coffoyville Christian Church
is doing the preaching, and E. W. Mar-
tin, the local minister is/1 conducting
the song service. The first week of
the meeting has seen the biuldin",
crowded to the doors two nigh
well filled every night. There hu\>'
been seven additions to the church
and many others are considering their
souls condition. The meeting will
continue indefinately, with every ser-
vice a worth while service for every-
Quite a number of country people
are attending the meeting. The church
is anxious that the country folks at-
tend. The evangelist asked the aud-
ience a few nights ago how many of
them had been born and reared on a
farm—practically every hand in the
house was raised.
Mr. Long is a most interesting
peaker. manner in which ho handles
his subjects each night give* evidence
if much thought and preparation
The subject for Friday night will
Se "The Model Lovers." This is the
.'irst of the series of Friday night ser-
mons on the "Model Home."
Great Men's Meeting at 3 P. M.
Sunday, subject, "The Battle with the
Beast." The public is most cordially
invited to attend these services.
TAKES ROOSEVELT AS SUBJECT
I The Brotherhood Bible Class of
the Methodist Church heid their re-
gular monthly business and social
meeting last Friday night at the
llethodit Church. The Ladies of the
Church were so anxious to attend
the meeting as the subject of the ev-
ening Was to be the Life of Roosevelt,
and they were determined not to miss
hearing the life of the greatest man
the world ever knew* discussed, so
they insisted that they be the gueitV
and sO they were. 8ome very. able
talks were made by J. B. Nichol,
Judge Bassman, Edgar Anderson,
Rev. Thomison and A. W. Kelly.
These men spoke in the highest teripk.
that cotitd possibly be but they all
admitted that they were unequal' to,
the occasion, that there were not
words thet could be said that would
do the Great American ^justice, "Ted-
dy" the greatest man of all times.
After the-discussion of this great
man came the social hour with the
serving of refreshments which con-
sisted of sandwiches and coffee, serv-
ed by the ladies, with the assistance
of the men.
The Bible CIbbs is the largest one
of the city, composed of good busi-
ness men. in the town, and their Sun-
day mornings prove to be mighty fine
under the leadership of Rev. Thomi-
son. If you dont attend any claat
in the city you had better try thi*
SOLDIERS AND SAILORS
Towns throughout the country gen
eraily have organized Posts of the
American Legion. Mr. Horace Hagan
State Commander, was in Claremore
'last Sunday night urging us to organ-
ize a post here, and yesterjay I re-
eived a lettei from hjm urging us to
.organize. Besides a number of our
boys have been anxious that sums
one call a meeting and have. urged
me to do so. I have there tore called
a meeting of all soldiers and sailors
to meet at the city hall at Clnrenore
on Saturday evening November 8th
at 7:30 o'lock. Every eligible man
is requested to come and have his
dates of enlistment and discharge
Frank Ertell, Organizer
B. H. Hester of Chelsea wa in the j
*ity Mdndayoe business.- > j
Miss Margaret AdanA spent the I
week end visiting relatives in Nowata, j
Miss Doris Ogg and Mrs. J. B. Nich-'
ol spent Sunday afternoon in Chel-
sea visiting friends.
Jodie McClurg, a reader of the |
Messenger, called Saturday and re-,
newed his subscription. He is teach-
ing at Harmony this year.
L .L. Merrittt, of Talala, was in
he city Monday on business. Mr. j
Merritt is the Ford man there and i
has a fine business.
THE RED CROSS
Oklahoma City, Nov. C.—Reports
of the progress of the third roll call
membership campaign of the Red
Cross are pouring into State lioatl
quarters at Oklahoma City this week,
showing that the state has been weii
organized for the campaign and au.v
mg state leaders to be confident thai
Ojclahoma will obtain it s quoto ol i,
The campaign will close next Tues-
day, November 11, with the celebra
vion of Armistice Day, and it is pre-
dicted by J. F. Owens, state director,
diat Oklahoma will celebrate rolling
Jie biggest eKd Cross membership n<
.ts history, along with the first an-
niversary of the signing of the
Unfavorable weather conditions and
.'irtually impassable roads in man}
arts of the state has held back the
Active solicitation of memberships.
It is expected, however, that the rur-
i«l communities will come to the fore
in the remaining days of the cam-
'i'tie message of the peace-time pro-
gram has been spread throughout
the state and now that the people
v«nlize the needs of the Red Cross
and iis possibilities for social and
nealth work, the people are respond-
ing quicgly to the appeal.
V "The Red Cross does not intend to
jarry out an indefinate program a-
oroad," Mr .Owen said today. "We
are making this drive for our own
-sake; for the relief of the people at
our own front door. That is why we
expect greater results than ever be-
fore. The Red Cross wants to put
ntfraes in every community where
there are none; it wants to continue
to help families of soldiers and sail-
ors; it wants to continue to help the
■service men, to provide family riiiei
where there is no other ageny and
disaster relief when disaster strikes."
"If you have not already placed
your name on the 1920 roll of the
Red Cross, it is your duty to do so
t he burden is upon you. Dono's wait
for a volunteer worker to look you
up, go to your Red Cross headquar-
ters And get a button.
HAVE YOU SEEN THE BLACK *
iJun'L get frightened i('« big Cui'l.ss
.in plane, black «uU white,
tirops down in your back yard and
wants to borrow a gallon or so of ga*
out .of your Lissie, for sjch a putiie
is on it's way towards you. It is
the advance ship of the Curuse dOu «.
west Airplane Co., advertising ui .
Custiss-'i'ulsa Flying Frolic'' which
will tak place on Thanksgiving Day
in Tulsa. \
This exhibition will be the greatest
jvent of it's kii.d the southwest has
over seen. There will be every con-
ceivable kind of flying known, with a
lot of novelties tbqjt could only, be
picked up on the European battle-
fronts. Practically all the flyers
have seen ervice in France and Bel-
this advance plane that is liable i>
drop into your back yurd will cover
he entire Northeastern part of the
jtate and will be in thia place some-
time during th« neat week.
No effort is oeing spared by the
Curtiss people to make this the great-
est flying event in the history of Ok-
lahoma as the occasion will dedicate
their new flyh.g field, with great
hangers, power plant and work shops,
in Tulsa, and u lyiny treat awaits
everyone that attends.
FREE FAIR ELECTION
Fred Mayberry returned Sunday
from Annapolis. He has just been
W. T. Dawes, of Chelsea, ws-
city several dayj last week on mi.
at the ourt house.
Wayne Bayless, who is atending
school at Norman spent the week-end
in the city visiting with relatives and
F. A. Neilson, of Coffeyville, Kas.,
spent Saturday in the city on business
Saturday is the day for the elect-
ion of Fair Board Directors. List of
meetinc places and hour follows. All
held November 8th, 1919:
Verdigris Township, Secretary's of-
fice in Fine Arts Building at the Fair
Grounds at 10 A. M.
Oowala Township, Sequoyah school
house, at 2 P. M.
Foyil, Township, Foyil State Bank
at 2:30 P. M.
Chelsea Township, Parlu- Staats
Building at 2:30 P. M.
Talala Township, Talala State
Banak at 2:30 P. M.
Oolagah Township, Young's Lum-
ber Yard at 2:30 P. M.
Catoosa Township, Dr. Smith'f
Drug Store at 2:30 P. M.
inola Townshio, Inola State Bank
at 2:30 P. M.
Find the place in your township
then be sure to be there at the time
called as the election is held by a mass
meeting and the law requires 20 vot-
ers. Dont make the efforts of the 19
useless because you stayed Jway.
Boost for your county and your Fai-
Xlo ar.d liel" e'ccr. d: ;..
<in<i better I air. >
Attorney Dave Elliott, of Tulsa, was
in the city on business Saturday.
Walter Burgess, of Sapulpa, visited
friends here last Friday and Saturday.
Mrs. Granford Campbell, of Nowata
visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. Hunter the f rst of the week.
V "CURTISS-TIJLSA FLYING
Mr. Miller, representing the Inter-
type corpora ion was in the city Mo^
day and Tuesday on business. f
Miss Sallie Long, who hsa been
teaching in the High School .has re-
signed her position and returned to
Afton, where she was principal of
the schools last year.
The second team of the Oklahoma
Military Aeadouny went to Broken
Arrow last Friday and were defeated
• in a game with a score of 96 to 0.
This is the "scrubs" first game.
The National Bank of Claremore
haa their new awning aim oat complet-
et, and,it seta the comer off in Tine
shape. It la an aipemiie improve-
ment, bat their ia nothing to good
for the big bank.
J. T. McSfiHm. et Chile ia was a
Claremore visitor tliniaj. attending
to lieilaaee matters. Mr. MfeSpaMen
ia otic of the early settlers of this
ity aai eae ef the heet ama in it
Be gave this office • MaAy call,
A Nation Wide Event
During this National Blouse Week
We .will have on sale Hundreds of Beautiful Blouses the
choice productions from the Leading Manufacturers of
WE WILL now SOME EXCEPTIONAL VALUES IN GEORGETTE
, AMD CMtm Dfi CUM BLOUSES far $540. Mil, $1M. fllM,
aad MUM. PRETTY TOILS BLOU SES SI J5 to MM.
Walkers Dept. Store Co.
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