The Hollis Post-Herald. (Hollis, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 25, 1917 Page: 4 of 8
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The Hollis Post-Herald
~ Published Every Thursday
tTb. Huff, Editor and Publisher
Entered at the Post Office at
Hdllis, Oklahoma, as second
class mail matter.
Subscription rate, per year $1.00
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25, 1917.
Several men have recently
expressed themselves to us as
being willing to organize an Oil
Stock Company in Harmon
County, and said they would put
$100.00 cash into it, and if 100
men would do that, a $10,000.00
company could be organized,
and that would be a sufficient
amount to put down a test well
to see whether or not oil was
here. There has been several oil
men here an they say the indi-
cations are that oil is here, and
why not us home people be will-
ing to make the test and see
whether or not it is here. Sev-
eral hundred acres of land is
now under lease in Harmon
County, and money is being paid
to hold these leases, and it is
reasonable to think that these
fellows holding these leases
think the oil to be here or they
would not spend this money.
lias ventured to question the
power of the Legislature of Illi
nois to do this.
"This winter the Legislature
of NOrth Carolina should pass an
act conferring Presidential suf
frage upon the women of this
State. This will require only a
majority vote In each House and
will not need to be ratified at the
ballot box. As the Democratic
party has pledged itself for
equal suffrage by 'State action'
no member of the Legislature
who stands by the platform of
his party can vote against it
The same is true of the Republi
can members of the Legislature,
for that party too is pledged to
equal suffrage by 'State action'.
Their pledges were put in the
respective party platforms as a
bid for the 91 electoral votes in
the States where women voted
and to repudiate that pledge
would prove insincerity and an
attempt to obtain the Presidency
under false pretenses".
prove to us.
Miss Gladys Motley and Hel
en Briscoe have been absent
from school, the result of a se
vere attack of Lagrippe.
The K K K Cluh was enter
tained Monday at the home of
the president, Miss Ethel Rus
sel. They were entertained by
the Victrola and games after
which delicious refreshments
were served. Those present
were—Lorean Gambill, ImaBut
ler, Zana Whisenant, Jesslie Har
mon, Bonnie Cansler, Walta
Tucker, Effie Stevenson, Julia j
Hacker, Addie Thurmond, Elva
Those thatgraduj^ed from the
common school the last semes
ter are—Elsie Keeton, "Wade
Nowell, Ray Boyd, Mary Ellis
Bennett, Myrl Hartwell, Lena
Keeton, Vyrl Sullivan, Grady
Bir<Jwill, David Paulks, Her
shell Prather, Betty Abernethy,
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE URGES
, SUFFRAGE FOR SOUTHERN WOMEN
In an address delivered re
cently \pefore the Woman's Buf
frage Leagu6 of Greenville, Chief
Justice Walter Clark, of North
Carolina, urged that the Legis
latureof his State pass a bill
this winter conferring presiden
tial suffrage upon women.
Judge, Clark said in part:
• 'in Illinois in the last election
820,000 women went i to the polls
«nd Voted for president and a
jroman was. qne of those chosen
At elector. Y©t iu1 that State
fchelV Constitution, like ours,
prescribes that only male per
sons 21 years old can vote.
What the Illinois Legislature
did we can do. Presidential
•uffrage is not a matter in the
State Constitution but the Fed
eral Constitution prescribes that
the Electors for Pfesident shall
be chosen 'in such manner as
the Legislature thereof may di
recti'.. In all the States for 60
years the Legislatures elected
(be electors themselves, and
this waA done by South Carolina
till aftet- the war and by Colora
do as late as 1676.
"When the women of Illinois
perceiyed that the influence of
the Liquor Trusts and Brewers
was such that a Constitutional
.Amendment to strike out the
word 'male' in State elections
could not be adopted at the polls
they procured the passage of an
ct by a majority vote, indeed in
one house by a majority of one,
which directed that the selection
of the 29 presidential electors
for that state should be made by
the vote of men and women 21
years of age. Upon the validity
of this action the Presidential
election might have turned. But
pot a lawyer from ocean to ocean
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
The Second Semester opened
Monday with as large attend
ance as last. In addition to this
there were about twelve pupils
graduated from the common
school at the end of last semes
ter. They entered the fresh
Last Friday Mr. Madden de
livered a short lecture to the
High School after which he
called on several of the pupils to
make short talks. They were—
Samson Pigford on "The High
Cost of Living Yesterday Com
pared with thiitof Today", Hu
bert Dial bn "The Latest War
News", Lewis Crenshaw on
"The Development of Aerial
Navigation" and Verl Jones on
' 'The Vehicles of Today Com
pared with those of the Past"
They all did exceptionally well
and we expect to hear fro® them
again in an oratorical way.
Bro. Boyd and Mr. Vander
slice were visitors at the High
School last Friday morning.
Bro. Boyd conducted the devo
tional exercise and Mr. Vander
slice, our county agent, made a
Several of the High School pu
pils accompanied by Miss Mount
castle went for a rabbit bunt
last week. On reaching the in
tended spot the tfabbits seemed
to have disappeared. Marsh
mallows and weenies were toast
ed on a bonfira. Grace Coley,
Bess Hall, Vera Newman, Verl
Jones> Carroll Moody, Allen
Hendrix, Esker Lee and Har
roM Kern attended this expedi
The Junior girls have organ
ized a club with Miss Ethel Rus
sel as president and Elfie Steven
son secretary. KKK was se
lei-ted for their name.
Professor Wilson representa
tive for the A and M College was
here Monday afternoon. He ad
dressed the High School, his
subject being "The Natural Re
sources of Oklahoma.'' He
showed the greatness of Oklaho
ma by comparing it with other
staters which was not hard to
La Grande Theatre
DeLoy Musical Comedy Co.
12 People 12
Entire Week February 5
"The Merry Widow, Jr."
MISS MYRTLE DeLOY
The Ragtime Singer
The singing at Mr. Brook
man's Sunday night was attend
e'd by a large crowd of young
There are a few in the neigh
borhood who have begun farm
Mrs. Richard Keesee, daugh
ter and three sons have just re
turned from an extended visit
with relatives in Mississippi.
They report a pleasant time.
W. M. Keesee's mother, grand
ma Yokum, has been seriously
ill for the past week but is im
Walter Hamilton, better known
as "Judge," and Edmond Norris
made a business trip to Man
Mrs. Norris and her son, Fired,
of Tulsa are visiting relatives
and friends of this community.
Mrs. Medley Hammond was
taken seriously ill Tuesday night
and underwent an operation for
appendicitis the night following.
She is improving rapidly.
Tommy McCain has just? re
covered from an attack of pbeu
monia. We hope he will be in
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Keesee are
On account of, bad weather
there has been no basket ball
practice for the past week. We
hope to be on the field as soon as
the weather permits for we ex
pect to play Metcalf in the hear
future. We anticipate a fine
game as they always meet us
with an excellent school spirit.
Dowell Ham of Roxton, Texas,
a nephew of Rev. Lovelace, is
here to attend school. We are
very glad to have him. with us.
Fisk Manney of Madge was
enrolled here as a High School
pupil. He is a very promising
Ervin and Dewitt Keesee and
Lonzo Hillegeist entered school
The Domestic Science class is
doing practical work in sewing.
They are making window cur
tains for their school rooms.
The Independence school is
making many improvements on
the building and grounds. They
took a day off for "clean up" day.
The yard was plowed and fenced
for the purpose of setting out
trees and shrubbery, making
flower gardens and for practical
demonstrations in agriculture.
New Percales, Light and Dark
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27
We offer the above on this date
Only, at 8 \ cents per yard
As Many Yards as You Want
GARDNER & LONf,
Doctors Rea Bros.
work so as to benefit them in
securing more patients. The
sick and those interested in the
sick are invited to call. Married
women must come with their
husbandg, and children, with
their parents.or guardians.
Hours 10 A. M. to 4 P. M.
American Physician Specialist
Giving Free Medical Ser-
VAtSHoteIhF^k j WOMAN'S MISSIONARY SO-
Notice For Bids.
The School Board of the Lone
Star School District, No. 73, will
receive bids for a concrete storm
house. Bids received up to Feb.
15, 1917- The school board re-
serves the right to accept or re-
ject any or all bids, and will fur-
nish plans and specifications on
l-lS-3t F. M. LOCKE, Clerk.
There was 13..">32 bales of
cotton ginned in Harmon Coun-
ty from the crop of 1916 prior
to Jauuary 1. 1917. as compared
with 11.390 bales ginned to Jan.
1. 1916.. X. E. AKERXETHY,
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
One Day Only
Drs. Rea Bros., licensed by
the States, are visiting the prin-
cipal cities throughout the U-
nited States, demonstrating
their method of treating dis-
eases and deformities without
surgical operation; will give
free treatment (except a small
charge for medicines and appli
ances) to all those who apply in
person on this particular visit.
According to their developed
system no more operations for
Appendicitis, Gall Stones, Bow-
el Ulcerations and Impactions,
doing away with the knife and
much expense in the treatment
of these dangerous diseases. In
diseases of the Kidneys, Blad-
der, Nervous Diseases, Epilepsy, j«
Paralysis, slow growth in chil-1 ^
dren, Club Feet. Curvature of1-
the Spine and diseases of wo-
men, they have had much ex-
perience, and many thousands
of satisfied patients. .(
Startling disclosures relative}
to the treatment of Consump-|
tion, Asthma, Bronchitis, Deaf-j
ness, Catarrh, liver, stomach,1
bowel tioubles, and deepseated
chronic diseases. Their treat-
ment for suspicious growths,
tubercular glands, small tumors,
piles, moles, worth, and certain
forms of Eczema, with the hy-
podermic needle injection meth-
od is without pain; is death
dealing destructive to these dis-
eases. Heart disease, blood dis-
eases. old sores, varicose veins,
trachoma (eye disease), pelleg-
| ra and scrofula, a treatment in
I part as adopted after years of
! reseaich work.
I Drs. Rea Bros, are well known
throughout the United States.
Their idea in extending this
plan <ff free medical treatment
is to secure in each community
some evidence of their good
The Woman's Missionary So-
ciety of the Methodist Church
met in their first meeting after
reorganizing Monday at three
o'clock p. m. They' had a very
interesting meeting and laid
some definite plans as to the
work they are going to do dur-
ing the coming year, ^he out-
look for a lively and wide awake
society is very bright. All of
the members are taking right
hold of the work with an en-
thusiastic interest; which means
that it. is going to go.
The new officers tor the Con
ference Year are as follows:
Mrs. C. W. Gilliland, Presi-
dent; Mrs. W. J. Counts, First
Vice President; Mrs. J. M.
Crowder, Second Vice Presi-
dent; Mrs. Roy Pendergraft, Re
cording Secretary; Mrs. D. A.
Youriger, Corresponding Secre-
tary ; Mrs. G. W. Russell, Treas-
urer ; Mrs. J. L. Gage, Publicity
Supt; Mrs. S. A. Galbraith, Supt
of Supplies; Mrs. J. C. Gambell,
Agent for "Tfhe Voice."
The society will meet every
Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock
All of the members are urgea
to be present as often as possi-
MRS. J. L. GAGE, Pub Supt
■ LC. C. M'LEOD FOUND DEAD
C. C. (Charlie) McLeod was
found dead on the floor of his
room at the home of Mr. Hart-
well, near Carl yesterday morn-
Mr. McCleod was an early
settler in this .country, having
come here seventeen yars ago.
He was a single man, and wel-
come at any place he chose to
stay. Many friends mourn his
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Huff, Thomas B. The Hollis Post-Herald. (Hollis, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 25, 1917, newspaper, January 25, 1917; Hollis, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc268288/m1/4/: accessed January 16, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.