The Claremore Progress (Claremore, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 25, 1921 Page: 1 of 8
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THE CLAREMORE PROGRESS
volume xvii._no. 36. _l ™
claremore, oklahoma, thursday, august 28 19>i
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TO TIE OSAGE HILLS;. HAD GOOD NEETIRG RELATIVE TO TRAFFIC
BARTLESVILLE, Aug. 21.—Floyd
By sum, 22 year old Skiatook youth,
wanted on a charge of assulting Felix
Pugh, Ramona youth, ig still in hid-
ing in the hills west of Skiatook, ac-
cording to the belief of the author-
The Claremore Christian Builders
met Monday evening at the Baptist
church in regular session, Pres. A. B.
Mayberry in chair.
The program consisted of song ser-
vice, led by D. Esco Walker, a season
ities who are conducting the search | of prayers, discussion of the proposi-
for the bandit. tion to buy a moving picture machine
After a continuous search lasting
for over forty-eight hours, dbring
which time a posse scoured the hills in
an effort to apprehend the boy bandit,
some of the members returned to Ski-
atok where a new searching party
was organized and is at present comb-
ing the hills west of Skiatook in an
effort to capture Bysum. At a late
hour last night it was reported that
the Pugh boy had not regained con-
sciousness at the Tulsa hospital where
he had been taken the next day fol-
lowing the attack. It is said that
X-ray pictures taken of the boy's skull
show that the skull is fractured. Every
effort will be made to save the boy's \ often as possible,
life, but so far physicians in attend-
for the High School, and many other
matters were discussed for the bet-
terment of Claremore and its vicinity.
The Claremore Christian Builders
is an organization composed of the
Men'g Bible classes of the different
churches in Claremore and their work
is of a constructive and up-building
movement for the betterment and
a greater Claremore. ^
The organization meets every fourth
Monday night, usually at the Baptist
church. It is the urgent desire of the
officers that the members of the dif-
ferent Men's Bible classes in the dty
become active members an attend as
This is the second notice to auto-
mobile owners in regard to lights,
muffler, speeding, etc, Some few
people claim to know nothing about
the city ordinance on lights. For
this reason I notify the public for the
second and last time. It .is too ex-
pensive to publish the traffic ordi-
nance in full as it was published once
in full when passed by the City Coun-
cil. So I am just calling your at-
tention to certain sections pertaining
to the safety of the public. It your
car should happen to be out pf com-
Inside of County 11.50 per year—Outride of County $2.00
IERCIAL CLDD NET
TOWH OF CATALE AFTER SHORT VACATION
Hi-jackers were busy near the town
of Catale Friday nig'ht about" 10:301 met at stoui^h^ti l The date tor Rogers County
o'clock R H. Ballard, 712 Moffett onft -"~^e™Jer
street, Joplm, Mo., a contractor, and 1 cellent attendance and with commend- in* t fl, indusiv<*- Accord-
h.i son were the victims. j able interest shown. F. E KeTtS Sn D> A> Wilhoite'
northeast'' 77* 7™"* hi"1 the chairman- Prided and the fol-' '
. °f Cat*,e on the lin« be-1 lowing business was transacted:
tween Mayes and Rogers counties, two | Minutes of the previous meeting
were read and approved.
A communication from the Western
Union Telegraph Company was read,
announcing that arrangements could
Chief of Police.
ered their revolvers so that the same
were not noticed.
Sec. 12 (a).—That every motor ve-( As soon 88 the car wa by, Ballard
hicle (except motor-cycles and motor-1and hi® 80n were searched and robbed
tricycles) shall carry during the per-! of in m°ney, which the elder Bal-
iod from one hour after sunset to one lard had sapped under the seat of
, | ho r before sunrise, at least two!the car when his hands were down,
ance hold out but little hope for his '* QIJEFN F<mn?P rinirr H*hte(J ^mps showing white lights a $60 watch, a handsome hand bag
recovery. i v ible at least two hundred (200) feet | fl1.^ with clothing. They were then
The robbery and attack on the Pugh
boy and the chase that led to the cap-
ture of one of the highwaymen has
stirred the people up in that section
young men, masked with red handker-
chiefs over their eyes and wearing
unionalls, stepped on the running
board of the car and at the point of
mission, first Mow moving It .boot ' ™r '"d dl* °P- , afternoon to any point in this city
the city streets, go to an officer and! AOOUt tnat tlme mother car came, from Tulsa by telephone. This was
get his permission. It will save (! * .Bnd BaUard and son were told I in response to a request from the
trouble and expense. ,to take their h*nds down until the club that the local Western Union of- *"u ■" with spec-
Signed: LOT J. LANGLEY, I car had gone >*■ Th« hi-jackers low- «ce be kept open at least one hour I ti?TL- warfare- showing- how
"" a.fter supper. The club decided thatiL .^^""8.!0"6 by "°ur
Plans are maturing that will make'
this one of the best fairs yet held.
He asks that the people get behind
it with a vim and help to put it over in
a large way.
There has been booked for enter-
teinment the Barlow's Big City Shows
with the usual entertainment features.
The Racing Association is also ar.
ranging for a big round-up during the
fair and the American Legion will en-
tertain the visitors at night with
in the direction towards which such itoId to et out of the car. This done,
j motor vehicle is proceeding; and shall |the two robbers got into the machine
The Queen Esther CM* als° exhibit at least one lighted lamp|a"d sped away in the darkness.
Methodist Homo Miaai T a the, visible in the reverse direction show-j ^ was a new Studebaker, special
J5T M'""""ry So™'S in.K ' '«! """ *> 'I" «• Wt on foot, the Jul
effort TIL* 10 a" <"™ry heM interesting meeting | whit, light so placed that'tta
effort will be made to bring the By- at the home of Mrs. Ravmnmi RvM. i
supper, ihe club decided that in th« J "UI °°ys
the telephone relief would not be sat-1 be Dlentv of " ^ There wU1
isfactory and the secretary, W. C. I and youne musement for both old
Kates, was instructed to go into the j cw «.
matter further and see if the company f Ci°invenience a"d comfort of
could not be prevailed upon to open uStoSS? yea'' there wiU be an
the local office an hour after supper mav ca™Pin« ground. People
so that messages filed at a disfant i th f- jC,r Cars and eamP "ear
point late in the afternoon could be sharf(l JJ"? .S' There ia Plenty of
received tliat same evening, j P y °£ W8ter' * PIace to
The manager form of govemmenl feature added^tTtheVa6^' j 'S *
was discussed by D. Esco Walker, G.! year and sho,,n ^"nds this
D. Davis and P. W. Holtzendorff, alii one ^ " m°St popular
A+' nrllAtM i'm XI • - i . . .. *
legion posts to cele-
of whom in the interest of the Com-
7;""' "T Tring Wmte "ght so p,aced that ^e regis-! went tp a f^rpi bouse about three mercial c]**> have been looking into
sum boy to justice. It is doubtful that wel^on East Third'st^ h"T ^ C'ear,y ^nt and notified Pode Leff-'th^ * government with a pos-
if the Bysum youth is located he will! Th*™ u ^ hu^r A t J a d'stanc« «f one deputy sheriff at Chelsea, of the Slhle «PPllc tiun to Claremore if it
be taken alive, as people are worked' seven llh " pr°fram an'J " r .happening. A service car was sen ti13 ' u^d«ir ble. Mr. Holtzendorff
up to a point following the murderous I oLnt,If th l / ! RaVCs a°": • i y mot(>rcyc,e nd mot°r- f°''them a,,<l Mr, Leffl«r immediately I Sa'f he had found at Muskogee that M *
assault that the highwavman maHx tv. , " > V*? shfcl1 diaPIay "id per- up the trail. It seems that the'.', ls a cure fo1' ma"y governmental, . of the American Leg-
pect little mercy shown him . ^hL' !)r"gram was followed byjiod a bright light on the front of such: ''"bbers circled Chelsea and then up- but is more exP™sive than the °n 0k,ahoma planning for
Th i L- ' U buSineSl SeS3,on during which three! vehicle. on reaching this town, circled Clare Pr6Sent alderma« ' '«rm of govern- 8p?,Cial me«tings to which the public
Se " """ '°i""W thS' W- •v<" h«k' Tl " >* «* cangM,1™"'1""!-™"-")" Claremore. The:Somber 6 to ceie-
wn,cn! | or cabriolet used for hire whe#driyen up to this time.
whenTw^fmiri^nndroVeto society, and is training youngs girls |and with plain glass on the^uter^ide! we« on their^'waVftom JoplTn 'mTi Jj10,,.s C,ub the next meeting and
n investigation thatjin the knowledge and love of Homelon which shall be painted in legible! to Claremore to see R D Pollard eon' u* k mU valuable information, council to get behind
at least one inch long, the tractor, 0f this city. * c° f~m. them" mr. white way
two young men in a Chre\(olet car'Missions and the need of this great fiSures
driven up near the Main street | humanizing agency. I license number thereof,
garage about 2 o'clock in the morning j /j, au
the nlace ' « iT™ . Iday in Claremore on business. [ automobile or any other self-propelled
j^2rs£i2Lrs —=— ^i,ehic" ^ -
one of the highwaymen, who struck
him over the head with a flub. A
youth by the name of Lee, who went
to Pugh's assistance, was also bound
money for play'
jail in Skiatook. We afso placed un-1 da"1,n* ' W or lights, commonly j The Lions club is engaget at present
der arrest another local character by « headlights or front lights.: In a most commendable effort that of
the name of "Blackie" Boone, who, it j use,!'®ha11 raising funds with which to h„„
was believed, was trying to help By- installed and maintain an adjust*
and traced bv th* K*n,i;f . -m, T" Sum Ret away" We learned that By- ,me"t or ,^ture ove«" or upon such
bandit«x thpn /. e o j sum had spent the afternoon and 1'.^' or,h^h.ts w.h,ch adjustment or
bandits then thr w r * *uw naa spenc tne a"ernoon and!. v or
Ford car which thov to L ^ * "T evenin« at a farm House about two f'^"1,6 ahallbe a ho«>d made of metal,
y.Jt °k from 4 j miles northwest of Skiatook. We also1'eather 0r other 8uitable mat« ial a«d
The bandit th^ ^ °Ut °f t°Wn"! found that he had left the house about' S° arran?ed and attached over such
""'.J ,h,! <"'•« «" >"ival. We theni""1" "
L" md™W "Pf? «s lsent (or WoodkounJs'at Tulsa, who1™ ™ ? "h«
Iue: AWa« abIe t0 free arrived about three hou '"g shall not be reflected or thrown
walked to Ramona, where sum was reported to hav<j ,eft f™nt of such light horizon-
farm house. That was about 1 o'clock! ,Ve„ f'Ve feet on a •evt*1 Pl«n«
Friday morning. The dogs tried for w jj ht o^Lffh fr°m .8Uch.Ug!lt
several hours to track Bysum, but were! ° ! J T and mamta,n
unable to pick up his trail. Word t?™* cowmon^
known as dimmers, or some other
he sounded th^ larm."
"We interviewed Lee," the sheriff
continued, "and found out from him
that one of the men who committed
the deed appeared to have a bad eye.
Lee also furnished us with a meager
description of the wtber fellow. We
then drove to Skiatook, where we
found that a fellow had pulled the
Chevrolet car into town that morn-
ing. We also found the Ford car
abandoned near Skiatook. After a u,ia„lt;
short investigation we learned that j daylight we
and Balantine, two local of searchers
youths, had dnven into town early i &n effort
that momuig. We went to where Bal- were used
S JiVl"n.d,f0Und .him as,eeP 'n to pick up
with which to buy play-
ground equipment for the city schools.
The sum of $1,000 will be required to
furnish sufficient equipment for the
entire school system of the city. Of
this amount the Lions Club will give
out of its treasury $200. Other civic
organizations of the city are asked to: mo™..
Walker said he had written for lit-
erature on the subject which would
be available at a little later date. The
committee was continued to look into
the matter further.
The City Council i8 behind the pro-
posed White Way for the business
section of Third street. At the meet-
ing Monday night the matter was dis-
Calhe Eaton, county superintendent, cussed thoroughly and it was decided
spoke of a history that is being writ-: that the city would install the white
„iLJ0hn B?nedi.0t.' ,of Muak°gee, of | way if the property owners could be
Muskogee and neighboring counties i Prevailed Vroi h the lamn
mr°gerSC0Utyi8^:P08tS ^ ^ materiaTbicidentiaMo
ed. The secretary was instructed to | installing same. The matter was nlac
M "I, SCT(! S8me t0 Mr- Cd in the hands of the Light & Wa";
Benedict. Mrs. Eatw an<l Dr. J. C. | Committee, Ben • Mehr Wm KPr«h
u.^hyhead are the committee members ner and R. R Heath with
to look aftev this matter in Clare- act. This commirte^^eS^
exact cost and the proposition will
Mo. lead. Donation, „ ,h„, O. O. Mn orgr.i more attention ihen' ke™,'„bmL™ teT
ftinj may he made to A. W. Severs, j ">« f«i' that is to-be held I owners. The rooperaUon ,h r
city superintendent, direct or through lhe ,atter Part next month. He said I Club and th,. C.?°peratlon| of the L
the Playground Fund of the Lions!* « wa« to be a success, the £.\%SjC,ub
owners. The cooperation of the Lions
Club and the Commercial Ci
Club. r. r. Heath will receive"'do-jne8a men °f the town must get""be- °" thiS proP°sition-
nations for the Lions Club. Standanl i hind 11 at once- Th's le«i to the fol-
«a brought n, .boot 4 o'clock Fri- prartie.l device .hjc'h „
day mr,n that By,„m had equipM '.„d
1:'",,; S I "S." -"'d " "*h" ,h"t «h
dog, were rushed to the railroad.! lights to the extent'that they are «
where an effort was made to pick dazzling.
up Bysum's trail. The dogs were
Playground equipment will'be bought ! '0Win,r c™mittee-being appointed to M?Sf£AV OFFICERS MAY
* assit D. A. Wilhoit, the fair secretary 'GIVE VETS RATING
"arvay H.,m ,„d daoghter, | f" ^wZr a""'?". Sili,° o«i~mpa„yi„g
nett. of Wagoner, spent the week- Fred G. Rockwell, K-eolojffst of Nor-1 C,ean-uP S<Wd," now touring
end in the city with Natives and
man, on invitation, addressed the *tate to aid veterans n obtaining com-
club briefly, explaining that geologi- pensat,on ar,d hospitalization have
-r W.VOV..,. a t>«n. me aogs were Sec 13—No "\tnffl r . „ I. _ , , , 'csI ^Port is being compiled for the b^n Jfanted authority to rate the dis-
unable to track the bandit and at bc used on anu ml! 1 ? *5®, I throu,rh a P>™e#aion, except1 ni<lahoma Geological Survey and that a ty of men whoni they examine ac-
,lo,rli„fc ,, . °e USeQ 0n n.V n OtOr yehicle While! With tho n«rmU«U.. k u- • :. j...... .
that someone had tipped Bysum' off
a few minutes before our arrival and
k. i. j L i d"a ."Kni oy some s
tnat tie had beat it out of the ahop t t h
ft^ntine^'to^Ramif°°r hrou^it cording to those who found him/h-fdent Z .TA'Ithe,r sisrnaI in such «l.the work done ^ been experimental
Identified by Lee as one of the fel-
iowa who had committed the deed.
fialantine is blind in one eye. Bal- Sheriff lv. ^mandino- ^ " •.<>.—«o venicie snail He turned '«> saw* ne wanted to co-operate with The «
antine then told us that he and Bysum SherifTfi^ n ^ L o f £ «"ie the repstrat.on , around upon the street within the the Commercial Club at all times tional c,
,h"" wo",d k ^-
He said he did not remember " wrought Deakm and Boone along with such vehicle shall alun criv Mm BtMot ~i—n
by the medical of-
review. But they
— UIUL„crs was iouno i exnaust mutfier hi i.. ... ... . ,!i, " "•« . —*"• " dui mev
out on the edge of town near mid- Sec. 14,-That the driver of anv ve inrllnl ' 8h!n l.when «P" ~"d,t,®ns f ^ county aqd the ef- wi" ideate to the disabled men the
; night by some searchers and taken hide, who in the operation of suchifnir a r!! !8™*' 1 W°U'd raake to irn' a',Pr"xlmate percentage of their dis-
cording' *7™ To tuM hta,^ (2ft ^JsK^Ue8 or"^ i tZVto
„ o.__ . , . .v approach. ,road conditions in Rogers countv H <
a stop, and shall giv^ to any person, Sec. 43.-No vehicle shall be turned ^ said he wanted to co-operatf
legion auxiliary to
meet in november
The official call for the first na-
convention of the women's auxi-
the American Legion has been
vehiclTT.; , 'e drT #irst proceed the next cross to help the club and the Cub to help received by Mrs Ada D Peam-P f
rf «Um ^ !° *'Ve the 8treet and sha11 *en the turn the board. Mr. Challburg's visit was Ardmore Lte T u
* fnd t0. ^ -ching the center enjoyed by the membershfp. ^ auxiHaT. X ZTnUol is to I
low who had
fellow would have
Balantine told him not to.
thing about the robberv «ml them and ,odged them ln the county n"me and "««ress oi each and eve.7 to the 1,
Lee told us that it was the other fe ' ^ „Accordin« to 9h'rtff Hender- °ccuP nt ^vehicle driven by of said crosa street It was announced by Mr' Keith that held it Kan« c Z*""Z 'S L° ^
MM ,5=?:SSH S^5SSh
"We hrmiirht r i • . D possessions,including 135 in cash and ve. • "hall at once report such ao- that the inside wheels shall not be decided at a near future date to hnM riBnvpo ^7Z
«- .as, wsS r~re
,1-:: —* .rrzs"""a r ^ tiru
X *Z*7 " • down Ford 18 001 artned. He ia of light com- !*!!! « ***' I"!'698 mccomP«rf«d by Sec. 46.-No vehicle shall stop or '
ttat night. We also found out that plexion, has big blue ey« uTrii^' .* . .. _ . sUnd *'thin a .tr^V'inte^ictioi or WEDDING BELLS make 3 ^ road for a considerabl
—- - piexion, nas b,«eyte-.'^lZ,' * ^ ™ """ "W "
,bl"' «"*""• "<■ *eighs .boot 180 .1 S! "b-strMt a street crossing.
laid a trap for Deakin and followed
him at a safe distance. Deakin
denUy knew that a trap had been
for Bysum had warned
low. We took Deakin
short while later
from any direction.
street be surfaced with shale it would
make a good n
length of time. At this time it could
T U JT OK,aUMK- Tney boy ia well bulances shall hav ,k. , Z. „ " lnere,)I «-umer#Aiien 27. to Rosa Watson It
a trap had been set, acquainted with the country in the in „,v street ,nASl, f W*y ^ 56>~No veh'c'e shall be left -both ,.f Claremore, and an estimabl
warned him to lay vicinity of Skiatook, having lived there cession, when in #"y PT°" s*andin<r a street or other public young colored couple They will mak
*kin tocua^dy . moat of his life. AH the Stolen TZt ££ ^ ^ ^' £
lodged him in taken by the bandits wa. recovered, thon in g * ** ^ ^ ^ °< 2
J- K. Gardner.
paper extend congratulations.
B. E. Dougherty left Sunday for
this Branson. Mo., for a wek's fishing
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