Hollis Post-Herald (Hollis, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 6, 1915 Page: 1 of 8
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None know yon better or appreciate yonr business more than the CITY NATIONAL BANK
HOLLIS POST-HER ALD
IF WE CANT FACE A LIVE ISSUE. WE WON* f STRUT OVER THE GRAVE OFAD^ J ONE.
VOLUME 12, NUMBER 38 1
HOLLIS, HARMON COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY 6,1915.
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SPOONER HARDWARE COMPANY
Prof. A. C. Parsons, high school
insDector, of the Norman Univer
sity.came in Tuesday. He and
Supt. J. W. Bridges went the
same day to Gould and Bechel to
ins pet those schools there, and
Prof. Parsons expressed himself
as being highly pleased with
these schools. He says that with
a little effort these two schools
can be placed in the accredited
This would mean much to these
schools, as after January 1916 no
teacher will be granted a certif
cate to teach in Oklahomo unless
he has attended a state univer
sity or a school that is on the ac
Harmon County School
Fair Great Success
C. J. Tice Dies
C. J. Tice, who has been coil
fined to his bed for several
months, died yesterday at 7:3d
a. m. at the home of his son, J.
Mr. Tice was born on March
<5, 1850 in the state of Missouri,
and was a native of that state un
til he came to the state of Okla
ihoma years ago, where he has
lived until his death.
He was 05 years old. Was a
member of the Baptist chnroh
and had been for many years,
and was always found faithful
and ready to serve his Master.
The cause of his death was due
to a complication of several dis
eases, and no doubt he suffered
severely before his last breach
Three sons, two daughters
and a number of other relatives
survive him. The names of the
children are as follows:
J. M. Tice, former merchant
of Hollis, Bill Tice, of McKnight,
John Tice of, Memphis, Texas;
Mrs. Bill Edwards, of Dndson
ville Texas, and Mrs. Roland
Prock, of Plain View, Texas.
The funeral services were held
today at the McKnight cemetery,
Rev, M. L. Scivally conducting
We have been requested by the
Confederate veterans that were in the
parade last Saturday, to thank the
people that were so kind in taking
them in their cars, assuring them
that they certainly appreciated the
same. _ 2 fit
Although last Friday morning
it rained, the crowds began to
come from every part of the
county to the School Pair. ^
The program for ttje^Pairo
pened according to previous an
nouncementand everything went
off nicely and smoothly.
This was by far the most en
thusiastic meeting of any kind
that has ever been in the town,
which was due to the fact that
it had been boosted by men and
women that were really inter
ested. Ibis estimau U that there
were at least three thousand in
attendance the two days. Peo-
ple from every part of the coun
ty were here.
Pres. Brooks of the University
of Oklahoma came in late Friday
evening, delivering a lecture at
the Baptist church that nigbf.
Quite a number of people who
came to hear him were unable to
get in the house. He is a fine
entertainer, always holding the
attention of his audience with
perfect ease, giving them some
thing that will do them good and
mixing enough fun along with
his subject to keep them guess
ing what is coming next.
This fair has created an inter
est among those who took part
in the contests that will never be
forgotten. And it will cause
each school boy and girl to strive
harder another year to try and
be the winner in these contests,
consequently they will learn
more and taae a greater interest
ii\ school work. Unless a stu
dent has something ahead to
work to he will not accomplish
the greatest good. It requires
competition to make them work
their best and that is the main
object of the School Fair.
We will not be able to mention
in detail everything as it hap
pened, but will try to give the
winners in each contest. We
have been informed by Supt.
Bridges that in some of the con
tests it will be impossible to give
the final result until next week.
The winners that have been an
nounced are ss follows:
1. Declamatory contest for
girls (over 12 years)—Carrie Bell
Moore, Star Valley.
2. Declamatory contest for
girls (under 12 years)—Viola
Goodman, Bitter Creek.
3. Oratorical contest for boys
—Herman Ga.lbraitto, Hollis.
4. Debate (two members to
the teams)—Wade and Snyder,
5. Base Ball—Vinson.
6. Basket Ball game for boys
7. Basket Ball for girls—
8. Tennis Games for boys
9. Indoor Base Ball for boys
10. Volley Ball for boys-
11. Volley Ball for girls—Vin
12. Potato Race (five boy from
each school)- Star Valley.
13. 100 Yard Dash—Roy Pat
14. Half mile race—Lem Mor
ris, Star Valley.
15. Running broad jump-
Tot Lewis, Mesquite.
16. Pole vault—Lem Morris,
17. 220 yard dash—Richard
Morrow, Star Valley.
18. Relay race (4 men 1 mile)
19. Running high jnmp—Roy
20. Shot put (12 pounds)-^
Ben McGraw, Dry den.
21. Best one room school ex
22. Best school exhibit (two
23. Best school exhibit (three
24. Best school exhibit (more
than three rooms)—Pennant—
25. Best essay on consolida
26. Best map of Oklahoma
wilh counties, rivers and t>rin
cipal cities—special prize—Mand
27. Bes t composition, subject
to be announced at the contest,
to be selected from one of the
following: "Diversified Farm
ing" or "Good Roads". 30 min
utes—special prize—Tea Cross.
28. Best copy book (including
5th, 6t,h, 7th and 8th grades)—
special prize—Willie Williams,
29. Best copy book for grades
below the 5th grade—special
prize—Ona Tice, Hollis.
30. S polling contest for grades
—special prize—Anna D. Dial,
31. Best physiological draw
ing special prize Dosa Howard
32. Best exhibit, night school
special prize Fair View.
The results of the other con
tests will be given in next weeks
issue of this paper, as the execu
tive committee will meet next
Saturday to attend to this mat
Beginning Monday, May 10tb,
Heed's Greater Shows will be in
Hollis, remaining the entire
week under the auspices of the
Hollis fire department.
We feel safe in saying that any
attraction that the fire boys of
Hf^is would allow to be pot on
under their auspices, would be
first class and clean.
Reports come to us to the ef
feet that this is a clean company,
presenting a good show, one that
will be worth the price paid to
The fire department have se
cured the ball park for the car
nival, and it will not be as the
one held here a while gone, right
in Ahe business section of the
The fire boys will get a certain
per cent of the gate fees and also
of concession rights, So re
member that when you go to this
show you will be helping the lo
cal, who will highly appreciate
Look for the "ad" of the show
on the third page.
Campaign on for
the County Fair
Water Main Bursts
Two of the large smoke stacks
at the oil mill were blown down
last Saturday night when the
cloud came up from the sooth
and southwest. We are Inform
ed that the stacks have been
mended nnd will be raised today.
Other things were blown about
considerably that night, but no
serious damage was done other
than stated above.
A. K. Ramsey announces to us
that he has severed his connec
tion with the Hollis Tribune,
and leaves today for New Or
leans, where he exDects to ac
cept a position with one of the
leading printing establishments
of the place.
Mr. Baldwin will continue to
publish the Tribune, in which
capacity we feel, will give to his
patrons a good newspaper.
An active campaign is being
carried on this week in the in
terest of the county fair. Upon
the request of the Harmon Coun
ty Commercial Club, the State
Agricultural Board assigned
George Wilson for one weeks
work in Harmon County and he
has been on the job all the time.
The only thing that has inter
fered with the work has been
the continued rains which have
made it almost impossible to
hold the meetings at the time
Meetings were held at Gould
and at Looney Monday night
and at Dryden and at Shrewder
Tuesday night. At Looney Dry
aen and Shrewder thd proposi
tion for the county fair carried
unanimously and delegates were
elected to represent those town
ships. At Gould all those prea
ent were in favor of the proposi
tion but the number was not suf
ficient to constitute a legal meet
ing. The matter was postponed
until a later date when it is
promised that the citizens of the
Martin Township will be there
and go cn record as being in fa
vor of the fair.
The meeting for the Madge
Township will be held tonight at
theO. M. School house and there
is no question as to its carrying
by a large majority.
The 'meeting was called for
the Francis Township to be held
at Vinson yesterday afternoon,
but on account of the excessive
rains it was impossible for Mr.
Vanderslice and Mr. Wilson to
get to Vinson. There were e
nough present to constitute a
legal meeting and those there
were in favor of the proposition
but thought it best to defer ac
tion until more of the citizens of
that township could be present
until the plans could be more
fully explained to them. The
meeting is therefore called for a
later dath when the progressive
people of that community will
do tneir part.
The meeting for the Hollis
Township will be held at the
Court House Friday night and it
is urgently requested that ev
ery citizen make an effort to fce
present and lend his influence
towards making the fair a sue
One of the water mains burst
in the northwest part of IOWA
yesterday morsing, which drain
ed the large stand pipe at the
water station, consequently the
whole tovrn was without water
for several hours. Our Hfbt
man, Mr, Miller, being depend
ent upon thai for his water, ted
to shutdown until the pipe could
be repaired, and as it was *
cloudy, rainy day the lighta were
badly needed. Mr. Miller wa
ablVto start up aoout 4 o'clock
in the afternoon.
This is the the first time sinoo
Hollis has had the water put in
that they have been entirely oat
of water, and it was out this time
nly about 8 or 9 hours.
Mothers' Day Program
There will be a mothers' da f
program at the Methodist
church Sunday at eleven 0'cVWr,
and all the churches are fiftVftd
to attend this meeting. This
program is given under the M*
pices of the B. & T. Club.
Seats will be reserved for jtll.
ladies over 45, and those \
want to come and will notify \
Mesdames Jones, Bail or otla V
ester, cars will come for them.
Addresses will be given bribe
Presiding Elder, Mitonell, Jhd
Pastors Lewis and Drumwrfckt.
A special program with soKpa
has been prepared.
Chaafe ef Ownership
J. L. Prock has purchasedjKb§
Tailor Shop in the basemvwef
the Hollis Drug Co., which Wae
owned by Coggins & Scivally.
Mr. Prock is well known to
the people of Hollis, and needs
no introduction, having ttved
here for many years. Thle is
one of the best equipped tailor
shops in this part of Oklahoma.
The pressing is done with steam,,
which is by far the most saisfac
tory method of pressing. n
Mr. O. W. Lumpkin, whohss
been with this shop for some
time, will remain with Mr.
Prock, and will be glad to have
ail his old friends and customers
to continue to bring them work.
O. W. is an experienced man in
this line of work, and always
does his work up in first class
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