The Guymon Herald. (Guymon, Okla.), Vol. 30, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 9, 1920 Page: 1 of 10
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OKLA. HISTORICAL SOC.
The Guymon Herald.
The Guymon Democrat wbs consolidated with
Hie Guymon Hefald March lit. 1919.
GUYMON, OKLAHOMA. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9,1920.
OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPEH
• 1 ..VI PKU VIC A11.
A NEW ENGINEER
Texas county has been without a
regular engineer for several months,
the vacancy just being filled last
week by the County Commissioners.
The new officer is Mr. E. iL. Wheeler,
who comes from Pawhuska, Okla. Mr.
Wheeler called at the Herald office
last week, and was such a youthful
and happy looking individual that we
r-ould not refrain from questioning
him about his age He cheerfully
gave it as twenty-four years. This
brought forth the further informa-
tion that he has had four years of
practical experience in his work since
graduating from the University of
Michigan, which is recognized as one
of the greatest technical schools in
the country. The fact that Mr.
Wheeler grad-ated from the Paw-
huska High School in his fourteenth
year, jind worked to pay. his way thru
college certainly speaks volumes in
Estimates on Guymon's Light and Power Plant
A GOOD RECORD
FOR FIRE TRUCK
Last week the Herald1 gave an. out-1 t^
line of the estimates of F. H. Kuburn, | 125 k. v. a. Kenerator
consulting engineer of the Ruckel En-' l-ioo n. r. Semi-Diesel en-
gineering Company, of Hutchinson, j ?'n®i direct, connected to a
Kansas, on the cost of rehabilitating j 2.7E,1eine foundRtrion«
and improving the plant of the Guy- j kebuildintc the old 100 H. r .
mon Light and Power Company, the engine and connecting to
100 Lend kooso necks for
water lines, present vd-
IS.975.0o tttf $6,110, allowing 50 per
cent depreciation irives a
I value of $3.00, each, total
I3.SOO.OO j Of
per month for 2000 gallons and 20c
per 1000 gallons excess,
Having had so much trouble or> ac-
count of technicalities in the oublica-
tion notices on the nrevious bond elec-
tion, Trustee W. W. Kennedy deter-
mined not to allow such a thing ."gain
if he could possibly helo it, and so for-
warded the printed notices to the At-
toreny General for criticism this time.
He is in receipt of the following word
from Randell S. Cobb, Assistant At-
torney General, whose business it is
to pass on all such matters:
"I am in receipt of you letter of
the 3rd instant relative to ordinances
and election proclamations relative to
proposed park, water and light bond
issues. I have made an examination
of the same, and nm of the opinion
that they are correct."
JOHN O'LOUGHLIN IS
NOW A BENEDICT
Johnny O'Loughlin Jr. received a
telegram Wednesday from his mother
in San Monica, California, stating
that "Uncle John" had just arrived
■ft*om rtnee«sto«'n, Ireland, with
•"'Aunt Kate." Mr. O'Loughlin went
to the Emerald Isle several months
ago. presumably on a visit to his aged
mother, but it seems that he also had
othet business in the land of the h«ro
;i«d shamrock. We wish Mr. and Mrs.
O'Loughlin all kinds of hannines#
and prosperity, and will expect them
out hfcre early in the summer, where
Mrs. O'Loughlin will learn, how* large
America realty ^ is.—Spearman Re-
The O'Loughlin brothers were
residents of Guymon for many vears
previous to their moving to Califor-
nia. and their manv friends and r\<s
uaintances here will join in wishing
value of the old plant, and the cost
of a new plant of similar capacity.
Thi^ week we are printing these estl
mates in full, and in addition Mr. Kil-
burn has furnished us an estimate of
the probable earnings of the plant
outlined in the first estimate, "or
which the bond election on the 28th
inst. has been called'. Mr. Kilburn's
estimates are so complete that we feel
any comment; on our part would be
out of place. The Herald hopes that
every citizen of Guymon will study
these estimates, and satisfy themsel-
ves that they aie reasonable and conr
servative. Mr. Kilburn ranks as one
of the leading engineers of the west,
and has planned and superintended
the installation of many municipal im-
provements in Kansas and the South-
west. His company has planned and
supervised the improvements at Lib-
eral, Garden City, Dodgfe City, and
numerous other towns, the officers of
which speak in the highest terms of
District Judee Sutton, <?ourt Stenr
ographer King, and Attorneys Rizley.
Gilson,- Hughes and Breslin returned
Tuesday from Boise City, where they
went last Sunday to be nresent at the
convening of District Court Monday.
Judge Sutton found the conditions
hardly appropriate for the continua-
tion of the Court after Monday, the
burning of the Cimarron County
Court House having left no room in
the town adequate for the purpose,
and the weather conditions\ also be-
ing unfavorable. However, a num-
ber of cases were disposed of on Mon-
day. Both of the murder cases on
their docket were given a chance of
venue, to Texas county, and will be
heard here at the May term of Court,
along with some other criminal cases.
The party report the trip back to Guy-
mon through the^mud, a hard one.
December 1, 1920.
Hon. Mayor and Council, Guymon,
Complying with our agreement with
you to make estimate for the nec-
essary additions and betterments to
be added to the existing light . and
water plant as now owned by the Guy-
mon Electi*ic Light Co.. to make the
plant a suitable operating plant for
the city of Guymon. <
\V> are handing you herewith at?
tached three estimates as foMows: Es-
timate No. 1 gives the amount of bonds
necessary to vote in order to buy.the
nresent plant at $35,000.00 and add to
it iri such a manner that the service
will be reliable and everyone able to
eret lipht and water, and have fire pro-
Estimate No. 2' gives the present
valuation of such parts of the old
light and water I plant 'as the' city
would use in v the construction of a
'Estimate No. 3 gives the estimated
cost of an entirely new plant, and in-
cludes all items except light and water
meters, and 'light and water service
line's which it is assumed "would be
paid for by the consumer of light and
BUCKEL ENGINEERING CO.
By F. JI. KILBURN.
Katlinatr >o. J.
In this estimate it Is considered that
the city of Guymon will' purchase the
present water and light plant - a« is
now *dwne<V fry 'the "Guymon Electric
Light und, Power* Co., and make' such
additions and improvements as here-
The fallowing ectimate considers the
additions of two Semi-Diesel engiiles
direct connected to generators, and
the rebuilding and repair of the 100
horse power engine that is now in
place at the plant. The new engines
to be, one 150 horse power engine di-
rect connected to a 125 K. V. A. gene-
rator, and one 100 horse power engine
direct connected to a 75 K. V. A gene-
rator. The two new engines combined
with the old engine Will give a total of
350 horse power.
The new 150 horse pow^r engine
will give ample power to carry the
night load, and the new 100 horse
power engine can carry the day load.
Complete breakdown service will be
nrovided by operating the two 100
horse power engines together In case
the larger engine was out of order.
A five panel switch board is provided
so that all three engines can be opera-
ted in paralel. or a combination of any
two of them.
Provision is made in the estimate
for the installation of two deep well
double acting pumps, to pump water
into the ."tandpipe, the combination ca-
pacity of these pumps to be 324,000
r-jiHons of water per day of 24 hours.
The pole lines and water mains to
be extended so that all business and
residence houses can be furnished
with light and water and have fire pro-
tection. A fire pump is included so
that a pressure of seventy pounds pan
be manitained on the water mains In
case, of Are.
Following is a detail estimate of the
cost of the improvements and additions
as heretofore mentioned:
a hew 74 K. V, A. genera-
1-5 panel marble base switch
board, wired for sviichronis
operators of the thVee gen-
Concrete pits for the engine
cooling water punvps, and
the engine fuel oil tanks..
Foundation for nir compres-
sors for engine starting
12,000 gal on oil resorvolr..
2-deep well double acting
100 gal. per minute pumps
2-pump houses and derricks
l-3;">0 gal. per minute motor
driven centrigugal fire
1-Alterations and repairs to
3,200 ft. 4in. cast iron water
7,500 ft. 2in. galvanized wa-
lfi Fire plugs
5,000 pounds cast iron fltt-
For the repair and extension
<}f pole lines ...
Purchase price of old plant
Our Liberty Bell Savings Banks are making a
big hit with the kiddies. A wonderful little bank
they love, teaching a lesson of thrift and savings. A
toy worth while.
One dollar procures one of these little banks
with the privilege of getting it back through savinge.
A Christmas Gift any Child will Treasure
OUR YOUR BASK
The First National Bank
: try MON OKLA
Amount necessary to buy
and rebuild present plant$12£,517.00 i
Rirtlmate No- 2.
The following estimate of the pres-
ent valuation of the Guymon Elec-
tric Light and Power Company's wa-
ter and light plant in the city of Guy-
mon, takes into account only suoh
parts of the Company's property as
can be made use of by the city, in
rnse they buy the old plant, and re-
build and make additions as shown
in estimate number one.
Your attention is called to the fact
that no valuation is placed on trte
water mains of less than four inched
in diameter, as all water mains less
than four inches are small pipes rang-
ing in size from three-quarters inch
pipe to one and one-half inch pipe,
the smaller sizes predominating. A
value is given to the water service
lines from street mains to property.
In ^determining values, where unit
prices are used a depreciation of at
least twenty-five per cent is consider-
ed, as a minimum, and ranging to a
depreciation of fifty per cent in some
The unit prices used are the prices
which would have to be paid for new-
material at the present time. You
will also note that when the valuations
made, as outlined above, is arrived at,
a discount of twenty per cent is taken
to arrive at the /I'eal tfalue of the va-
rious materials in place, • as they ex-
The valuation hereafter given con-
siders that the betterments and ad-
ditions as$ mentioned in estimate num-
ber one will be made, in ord^r that
the system be made a praoticablc -and
4-io KW transformers
4-' K\V transformers
7-1 KW transformers
3-'.' KW transformers
5-1 KW transformers
Present value *1,472.70
Allowing 25 per cent de- ,
pr clajion gives a value of 91,178.20
To replace present ihd1«
llhes wift new material i<
Would take ROOO.OO, al-
lov inn 40 per cent depre-
ciation on pole lines, gives
present vajue $3,R00.00
I Water mains.
6,900.00 2S.10 feet Sinc^i cast iron
920.00 | l>f:>e, present value of pipe
j $2.87 per foot, allowing 23
I par cent depreciation glv-
3,300.00 es a value of $1.78 per ft.
! Tot.il of $4,519,00
Hauling trenching and hid-
ing 2,550 ft. Sin., cast Aron
jfi'pe at 65 cents per ft. $1,102.00
4X50 ft. fi in, cast iron pipe,
present value $l.<5 per ft.
allowing 25 per cent de-
preciation gives value of
*1.24 per ft. Total of .. ..' $6,011.00
Hauling trenching and lay-
ing 4,850 ft. Sin. cast Iron
pipe at 50 cents per ft. . $2,425.04)
3,>'7f. ft. 4 in. Cast Iron pipe.
present value of pipfe $1.0.7
per ft., allowing 25 per
cent depreciation gives a
Value of *0.79 per ft.. Total
Hauling, trenching nnd lay-
ing 3,875 ft. 4 in. cast Iron
pipe at 40 cents per ft $1,550.00
Fire plugs and Valves.
ti Fjlre plugs Jn place, prea-
errt value 170.00 eacl\, al-
lowing 25 per ccnt depre-
ciation gives a value pf
52.50 each. Total of $1,140.00
3 Fire pluga which }iave
never been used or set,
value $60.00 each $ #80.00
2-Sin. valves new value liS.-
00 each, allowing 85 per
cent depreciation given
value of |33.T5 each, Total
of $ 67.50
6 in. valves new, value
$35.00 each, allowing 25
per cent depreciation giv-
es present value of $26.25
each. Total of $ 52.50
80,000 gallon steel stand
pipe. It would cost $12.-
000.00 to replace this
stand pipe, allowing « de-
preciation of 33 1-3 per
cent gives a value of . $8,000.00
Two Ass't Engineer*
Water service man v
It has now been nearly nine
months since Guymon received her
fine new fire truck. Chief Tom Deni-
. son says that it has been started on
i an average of six time every twenty-
four hours, and has never refused'to
Assuming that 16,800 kilowatt
hours will be generated per month
for all purposes.
The generating of 16,800 kilowatt
hours means the total of 22,400 horse
power hours, which would require
2330 gallons of ftiel oil.
2330 gal. fuel oil at 12c $279 60
120 gal. lubricating oil .. 34.00
Maintenance on mchy. .. 50.00
Maintenance on bldg. 15.00
Maintenance pole lines .. 10.00
Maintenance water lines 50.00
175 00 i Venison has been making rome
150 00 imnrovements in truck and ladder
150 00 I hnl1, A nartition has been constroc-
50 00 dividing the hall into two sec-
tions. On the north side where the
truck is stored, the north portion of
the room has been floored, and a
stove installed which assures a proper
temperature for the truck, and keeps
the room comfortable. Mr. Deninon
sleeps beside the truck, and has been
on duty thirty months, excent seven
clays when he attended the fireman's
meeting in Oklahoma City, and one
trip to Liberal, when he was off duty
for twelve hours, the only time in the
last fourteen months.
ater and light plant.
Detail Estimate ef Valves.
1.50 ft. lot. block 7, lot 6. Orl-
iglival town.l-triangle blk.
ntjijiber 8 .Original town
Concrete block biilldng.
Cooling tower. Value of
above properties $3,000.00
o.rwn wolla. 200 ft. deep. .. 2,000.00
1-100 H. P. oil engine. 1-75 '
K. V. A. A. C. generator.
1-20 K. V. A. A. C. genera-
tor. 1-2-panel awltch board
1a40 H. P. motor. 1-10 H.
P. motor. 1-25 H. P. oil
engine. Considering that
of the above listed equip-
ment only the 100 H. P. en-
trine and motors could-be
made" uge of, and consider- .
inst their state of repair,
and a very small value is
Kiven them $1,500.00
Pumping equipment. 2-deep
\hp11 pumps. 1-3 inch cen-
trifugal pump. Value.... 00,000.0#
2<iO-5-ampher general electric
watt hour meters in place,
present value f.o.b factory
$10.90 each; allowing 25
per cent depreciation make
a value of $8.18 each and
nllow $1 O0 ench for freierht
and putting In ulace gives
t*>em a value of $9.18 each $1,836.00
30-5-amp *-e Homgarpon flec-
tric watt hour meters part
of which are out of order.
not value given them $0,000.00
188 Keyptone brass shell w -
t.er meters, the present val-
ue of wrhich are $12.60 f.o.
b. factory; allowing 2"5
per c.ent depreciation gives
a value of $10.45 each, or
total vn-lue of $1,964.00
62 Keystone brass shell wa-
ter meters out of repair,
but can be put in commis-
sion. a value of $5.00 each
is given these meters, to-
tal of $ 310.00
250 water service lines of
an average length of 40 ft.'
Present value of 3-4 in.
galvanized pip e In the
ground is 30 oents per foot.
Allow 50 per cent for de-
preciation would give a
value of 15 cents per foot
or a total value of $1,500.00
250 water curb cocks, present
value $3.00 each, allowing
50 per cent 'erireoiation
rives a value of $1.50 each
total of $ 375.00
Plant monthly charge
exclusive of labor
Interest and Depreciation.
Interest on $128,000.00
at 6 per cent
Sinking fund and de-
The ftesent income of pi nt Is
1600 per month and assuming n
3 1-3 incresM in business would
nuke a total of $2133:00 per month.
Operating labor $1050.00
Plant expense, which in-
cluded cost el oil. and
material, but not labor
Interest, depreciation, sink
in£ fund — v.
Total Valuation $46,684.43
IMacounting the above val-
uations 20 per cent gives ,
a present value of $37,347.55
. ..Which I would consider a fair val-
uation for the properties as listed la
the foregoing estimate, considering at
all flmes that the present Light and
W«£ti|r plant will be added to and im-
proved As detailed in Estimate -No. 1.
This estimate considers the con-
struction of a new water and light
plant independent of &Jiy existing
plant, and considering that all light
and water meters, and light and water
service lines would be otherwise pro-
vided for, either by tl^e city or users
of light and water.
The same water pumping equipment
is considered in this estimate as in
estimate Ntimber One, but the power
plant Is taken as two 150 horse power
engines direct connected to 125 k. v. a.
generators, and all the necessary ac-
2-150 H. P. Semi-Diesel en- '
gines direct connected to
125 k. v. a. generators $ 37,950.00
2' Engine foundations
1 Four panel switch board ..$
Concrete- pits for engijie
wafer, circulating pumps
and fuel oil tanks $
Foundation for air compres-
sor, for engine starting
12,000 gallon oil reservoir $
Cooling tower for engine
cooling water $
Concrete an<J brick building
large enough to 'lccom-
modate 3 engines and gen-
erators $ 9,200,00
2 Peep weP double acting
100 CS. P, M. plunger
2 Pump houses and derricks $
2 Wells 200 feet deep by eight
inch diameter cased with oil
well CP si n K $ 4,600.00
1-350 G. P. motor driven cen
trifugsl fire pump $ 2,300.00
1-50 gallon elevated tower
t-'nk % 10,000.00
255«'-8 in. case Iron pine. 4650
-6 In. cast iron pipe, 17075V4
In. cast iron pipe, 7500'-2in.
trslv. pipe $ 51,700.00
32 fire plugs: 20 4 in. 6 In. and
8 in, valves 3,184.00
Pole lines ..... . $ 9,000.00
Transformers and lightning
arrestors $ 2,800.00
Total estimated cost cf new «
lirrht and water plant ex-
clusive of light and water
meters and light and water
R rvice lines which cost
would have to be ridded to
this amount ?147,3S8.00'
DEEP SNOW WEST
RAINS TO THE EAST
Clyde Atba, who came in today
from Colorado Springs, reports that
♦here was about a foot and a half of
«"ow in the vicinity of Boise City
Monday and that it was still snowing.
. Ouymon had several inches but from
I Ouymon to Hooker the fall was light.
From Hooker to Liberal there was a
"ood rain but no snow.
Ernest Evans, who was in Elkhart
>uld of course
and street Ilyhts
plugs and street li
and for each
die power Is-00 P*r
ing 32 fire plof* nw ,
maintained, the c«ih
credit due plant w6 Jd be aa follows:
C^sh income r.pilJS|.C|fi|
32 fire plugs at $40.00
per year each ...
35 St. lights at $8.00 per
Total wash'arhd credlW*
THE INDEX RECORDS
IN NEW BINDINGS
The Indexes to the county records
in the office of County Cle^k William-
son were getting in a bad way, the
bindings being in a dilapidated condi-
tion, and many of the leaves badly
damaged. Tom Copeland, *- veteran
binder of Wichita, Kansas, was em-
ployed last week in putting new can-
vas bindings on these huge books, aftd
the work is now completed, and
reflects eredit ok *"
Amount to be raised
by taxation 576.00
Attention is called to the fact that
only an increase of 33 1-8. per cpnt is
estimated in earning powers. It
would hardly be safe to figure that
the earning power would increase
more than this the first year, but
considering the opportunity to build
up a day motor load, which load could
easily amount to 160 horse power,
and the fact that the more general
use of electrical accessories would
grow, when reliable electrical service
was assured and that the income "rom
the sale of water would greatly in-
crease with a better supply and dis
tribution, it is perfectly reasonable to
say that the eross income would in-
crease to $3000 per month in 3 years,
which would eliminate afty deficit.
The burden to the tax payer, consider-
ing the valuation of $1,080,000.00,
a 7 mill tax the first two or three
years, after which time the plant
would be self sustaining.
The above estimate is based on the
assumption that the sinking fund and
depreciation fund would be set aside
each year, so that at the end of the
life of the bonds the original invest-
ment would be paid out and the money
provided for renewals.
W. N. Gromer, who for a number
of yearn was manager of the Comley
Lumber Company in this city, ana
left here to go into the banking busi-
ness in Des Moines, New Mexico,
about two year's ago, ia again to be-
come a resident of Guymon. He «oM
hie interests in Des Moines i few
months ago, and has sinee been cut-
the Big Jo Cumber CTompaljft to
which* position he succeeded-Mr. C. A.
Nash, December lot /'Mir. Nash ten-
dered his resignation several wedb
ago when he went into the City G*•*,
eery Company, and hn* since
awaiting the appointment ef a
sor to turn over his charge.
Mr. Gromer and his estimable
ily have hosts of friends here Who
greatly pleased that they are to it-
turn to make their home, but be
doubts if anyone will be nearly so
glad as the family themselves, who
think that Guymon is about the beet
town on earth. He ie having Ma
troubles just now trying to find a
Vace thev can move into when they
arrive. He contemplates building a
new home here in the near future.
Owing to the fact that the County
Commissioners were unable to con-
fl"de their business at their meeting
last Monday, they did not adjourn,
hut are in recess session, and will
nrobably not conclude their meeting
until next week. Their proceedings
will not be compiled for publication
until the final adjournment has taken
Considering Plant will nitrate ?4
hrs. per day. and cost $128,000.00.
Assuming that current will be sold
for 15c per kilowatt for lighting pur-
poses and 8c for power purooses
Water rates are assumed at $1.50
BUSTER BROWN AND
TIGE GIVE A SHOW
Buster Brown and his dog Tige
were on schedule time Tuesday, and
gave their friends , the children, a
snlendid show at the Royal Theatre.
The film portrayed a Royal Buster in
Europe, who traveled all over that
continent trying to find Buster Brown
Shoes, and finally had to come over
to the good old United States to get
them. Then Buster told them all
.Monday on business reports '.hat *hout Bvster Brown Shoes, and that)
when he left there at ten o'clock yes- *®y could huy them of the Latham
, 'erday morning there was about five Goods Company store, had Tige |
inches of snow on the ground and it j nerform a number of stunts including
was still comine down \bout half smoking of a cigarette, eave all :
! way between here and Elkhart the the ""jdren a whistle, and hid them |
, snow turned to rain.—Liberal News, good-bye.
Wm. RMNEY BENNETT [WILD GOOSE NEWS
° a VE FINE LECTURE I TRAVELS VERY FAST
Wm. Pa'ney Bennett's lecture. "The I Wild geese in enormous flocks are
Muster Thoueht." given at the Hieh ; devastating the crops on the D. C.
School Auditorium last Saturdav Joaea ranch near Guymon, according
ni*ht was highly complimented by all to a story that comes from down
who attended. Owing to the revival , there. Mr. Jones telephoned to Guv-
and other meetings, the attendance mon friends begging them to come
was not what it should have been, to oot and help kill them off.—Hutehin-
hear such a noted speaker | son News.
Wind is another of Nature's weapons that strikes without
warning and often causes loss that is surprisingly complete. „
Suppose it destroyed your bank Where would your hard-
earned money be?
The STATE GUARANTY LAW covers loss by wind, just as
it covers loss by fire, dishonesty, flood and robbery.
"No Depositor has ever Lost a Dollar in a State Bank in Okla-
homa." That is avery good reason why you should look for a State
Bank sign and put your money where it will be insured against all
But State Banks do more than keep your money safe. They
supply complete, helpful BANKING SERVICE. They pay checks
you draw and collect checks you deposit. They transmit money to
distant points for you. They pay interest on deposits and .loan you
money. A modern bank is a big institution that works in many ways
for the upbuilding of the community and the financial welfare of its
"NO DEPOSITOR HAS EVER LOST A DOLLAR IN A STATE
BANK IN OKLAHOMA."
The Texas Goiintii Bank
A HOME BANK
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