The Democrat (Beaver, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 1, 1918 Page: 1 of 8
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tememter J. B. A. Robertson lor Governor; Stacy Wells for
ict Judge afthe Primary Ejection
OKLAHOMA Cli V, o]
Beaver, Beaver County, Oklahoma, Thursday, August 1, 1918.
The 3 per cent Oil Production Tax
Judge J. B. A. Robertson is conceded to be the leading man it the race for
Governor in Oklahoma.
His nearest opponent in the contest seems to be W. L. Alexander whose cam-
paign methods have consisted, not of setting forth his own merits and qualifications for the office, but of
attacking the record and platform of Judge Robertson.
Alexander and his following have persistently and maliciously endeavored to misrepresent Judge
■ — Robertson's stand on the 3 per cent oil production tax in hopes of swinging votes from Robertson to Alex-
ander. They have endeavored to make the people believe that judge Robertson FAVORS A REDUCTICON OF THIS TAX,
which would increase the amount of taxes on all other property lh Oklahoma. Judge Robertson s platform does not say this
and in public statements he has denied it to be a fact. Judge Robertson does not say that he considers the 3 per cent oil pro.
duction tax too high or too low. His platform says explicitly, 'The question of whether or not this arbitrary rate of 3 per cent
is unjust and inequitable, too high or too low, is a question of fact that can be adjusted by a comparison with the valuation and rate
of the tax levied on other classes of property. When this comparison is exhaustively made, and the rate is shown to be meqit-
able, I have faith in the fairness of the legislature to readjust the rate."
Alexander says it ought not to be reduced and that he is opposed to a reopening of the question, which means that he is unalterably OPPOSED TO AN INCREASE OF THE RATE,
which if enacted would still further reduce the burden of taxation on all other property.
a .. ti . .. u-j.uh,™ not the Governor has the Dower to adjust or change the rate of taxation on oil production. It would come to the governor only for hit ap-
peoval a much.Xtve'Z. he wire governor* „ou.d veto a bill proposing an increa8e in taxation as tha, Judge Robert.on would veto .
bill reducing taxation. . .
. r. 1 . L j j _ Hp not encased in mud-slinging by attacking the records of his opponents. If he wanted to he could ask why it is HIM
NEARLY a\l0THE°BANKCERSUOF THE STATE ARE SO ARDENT IN THEIR SUPPORT OF ALEXANDER But he is not indulging in this kind ol tactics. He doe. not need
to to win tWs race Judge Robertson i. head and .houlders above the other candidates lor the very s.mple reason that he .. the best quahfied man for Governor.
VOTE FOR ROBERTSON FOR GOVERNOR
AT THE PRIMARY NEXT TUESDAY
L. B. TOOKER,
Notice to the Voters
Aura S. Foster, county cleyk and
candidate to succeed himself, apparent-
ly has the support of a very large per
cent of the voters of Beaver County.
A man in public office, if he has made
good, is entitled to re-eleetion for a
second term without opposition in his
own party and without being put to the
expense of making an extensive cam-
Most of our county officials necces-
sarily come from the farms through-
out the county. When they assume
their official duties it becomes necces-
sary for them to dispose of their farm-
ing equipment and machinery and move
to the county seat This has to be done
at some sacrifice. After holding office
but two years, would it be fair to any
public official who has made good, to
fail to support him for re-election?
Voters should think of this when
considering a candidate for the office of
county clerk. Aura Foster has made
W. F. CARSON
Farm Loans Insurance
W. E. HOCKER, President R- A. MAPLE, Vice-President
FIRST STATE BANK
Prepared to Extend Every Courtesy Consistent with
Sound Banking. Deposits Guaranteed.
D. W. Buckner for County Judge
D. W. Buckner, whose announce-
ment for County Judge appears in
this issue, came to Oklahoma shortly
after the opening in 1889—locating
at Guthrie, where he was admitted
to practice law in 1893. He prac-
ticed at Guthrie until he moved to
Enid in 1901 where he practiced
until coming to Beaver county in
Mr. Buckner was admitted to
practice law in the Supreme Court
of the United States in 1908, thus
going to the highest court in the
land. He has tried several impor-
tant cases in that court. Whilf the
number of cases in the Supreme
Court of Oklahoma in which he has
appeared conclusively shows he has
had a large practice and experience.
His ability and qualifications can-
not be disputed and he is asking this
office strictly on his merit and quali-
fications. He has been a life-long
Democrat and shortly after his ar-
rival in Beaver county began work
with the Democratic organization.
The east side of the county has
never been represented in our county
offices and they naturally feel they
The county court is a court of con
jiderable jurisdiction and should
have a good lawyer to preside. Mr.
Buckner fills this requirement in
O. H. CAFKY, Cashier
GEO. W. CAFKY, Asst. Cashier
SAVED FROM FAILURE
All thoughtful men safeguard their
homes and business interests with
adequate Fire Insurance policies. A
policy in the St. Paul Company will
cost you but a small'sum when we
draw it for you, and gives fou security
as safe as the bank of England.
Judge Crow, Northwest's Candi
date for Supreme Judge
The democracy of the northwest is
solidly behind Judge Crow in his
race for the Supreme Court.
It is very difficult for the north-
west to secure representation in thr
state capital and for many years it
has had no member of the Supreme
Court. Now, that it has a man high
ty .qualified for the place, it will not
neglect its duty.
The whole northwest knows Judg'
Crow's judicial ability and integrity
and will give him the solid vote of
its democracy at the coming pri
Vote lor M. W. PUGH lor
St. Paul Agency
I have the best Farm Loan proposition in Beaver county
See me before closing any loan
H. N. LAWSON te.
Dr. Levi Here Aug. 16th
Dr. M. H. Levi of Liberal, Kansas,
will be in Beaver in his office over Rob
ertson's Store, August 16th. All
desiring his services may see him at
that time. 7-26 8-8 3t
E. Lee Adams, for representative.
Buy your coal now.
Pugh for State Senator
The Message is glad to announce
Judge M. W. Pugh of Cimarron county
for State Senator from this district.
The many friends of the judge over
this county are proud of him and re-
joice to know he has offered to run for
Senator. Cimarron county is coming
to the front in more ways than one,
They depend on us for lots of things
way out here in this state extremity,
and now they are beginning to depend n Beaver
on us to furnish the best state officers € '
and we will sure deliver the goods by BSM9BIE
sending Judge Pugh to a chair in the
When Cimarron couniy was first or-
ganized Judge Pugh was elected Coun
ty Judge and moved to Kenton, then
the county seat. He made many friends
while here and held the county judge-
ship for as many terms as he could be
induced to run, then stepped out only
to be put in as representative of this
county and Texas county to the east of
us. He has served us all faithfully in
the many duties put upon him. The
Third Liberty Loan found him leading
the drive, and the government has seen
!it to request him to act as chairman
if the local draft board of this county,
where Judge is winning a high place
in the hearts of the people. It isneed
less to state that he will get the hearty
support of his home county for State
Senator. His name will be on the
Democratic ticket. -Cimarron Message
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Size Doesn't Count
T. T. McLain for State Senator—a
fanner in favor of good roads. Vote
for him on Augflrt fltli.
Democrats will make no mistake by
voting for Judge J. B. A. Robertson,
for governor at the primary election
Old Si Chestnut says: "If size always counted,
a cow could catch a jackrabbit."
True, isn't it? The same thing is true about the
size of a bank account. It isn't always the size of
it that counts.^ We welcome all accounts, great or
small and give one as careful attention as the other.
It isn't so much the size of the account that is im-
portant to you as the fact that you have started. Be-
gin today if only with a dollar todeposit. You will take
pride and satisfaction in making the account grow.
Bank of Beaver City
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The Democrat (Beaver, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 1, 1918, newspaper, August 1, 1918; Beaver, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc233572/m1/1/: accessed January 19, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.