The Guymon Herald. (Guymon, Okla.), Vol. 27, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 3, 1918 Page: 1 of 8
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GUYMON, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3. 1918
OFFICIAL COUNTY fAPtR
GERMAN PLOT SUSPECTED
IN NORFOLK FIRE
Two Men Under Arrest tnd Fifteen
Quizzed by Federal Agents—Mar-
tial Law Prevails—Organized Gang
of Firebugs Worked All Day Start-
ing Fresh Biases.
Norfolk, Va„ Jan. 2.—(Wed-
nesday.)—At 1:15 o'clock this
morning fire is racing five miles
from the navy yard in Ports-
mouth, breaking out in many
places, resisting attempts of
local fire department to control.
Norfolk, Va., Jan. 1.—The heart
of Norfolk's business section is to-
night a heap of smouldering ruins as
the result of a disastrous fire believed I
to have been started by German
The entire city is under martial
law, with soldiers, sailors and ma-
rines guarding the streets, and no one
permitted abroad without passes.
Two' men are being held by the
federal authorities and scores of j
suspects are being rounded up and
examined by representatives of the
department of justice and the secret j
Two entire blocks of the city are j
in waste and some of the finest build-
ings, including the famous Monticello
Hotel are in ruins. The damage is |
estimated at between $3,000,000 and
$5,000,000. One fireman was killed I
and half a score have been injured j
by falling walls.
That the fire was of incendiary ori-
gin appears certain, officials declare. 1
Successive explosions occurred dur-1
ing the day in the fire swept area and j
each time the flames, partly under
control, would gain fresh headway in
consequence. Late tonight the con-1
flagration was believed to be safely
Seven hundred guests of the Mon-
ticello escaped safely in the early i
hours of the morning.
Germans Arrested. !
Hugo Schmidt and H. K. Lessig,
suspected of having started the most
disastrous fire that ever swept over j a11 other places where crow<ls are ac
this city, have been arrested, charged Icustomed t0 congregate. A Person!i
with incendiarism. A German plot ^in* s^ial Pas!,es wert> 0«"
to destroy the city is suspend. !dered from the streets at 9 0 dock
Schmidt claimed to be an employe of Both Schmidt and Uwi* have been
the department of justice. ' turned over to the federal authori
The federal authorities have estab-'ties and are bein* held in Jail-
lished special offices for the examina- j SchiTlidt was cau*ht in the store"
tion of all persons who can throw room of the Ledger-Dispatch, the af-
any light on the origin of the con-1 ternoon ^spaper, and cla ed to
flagration. Secret service men, rushed I be in the emP,oy of the department
here from Washington and other of Justite- When ^ Dayton,
quarters, are ferreting out all pos- chief of the Apartment of justice,
sible clues, and rounding up all sus-!was summoned he stated he had
picious characters. |never seen Schl"idt bef°re.
Evidence of Plot.
Fire Chief McLaughlin expressed BONNER BUYS MEAT MARKET
belief tonight that a gang of firebugs
JJne £ttaft'(ti fjPtcle .
Starting in the new year
rith a beautiful line of amall velvet Rugt,
Suits |and 'Overcoats
Now is the time to buy men's clothing before the advance i
$17.00 guaranteed clothes are the best value money can buy. Don't wait
—buy now and save money.
Large Line of Trousers •
At Medium Prices
Large Line of Cooper Underwear
Men's underwear, closed crotch. Many different materials—try this
cloaed crotch garment. Prices from $1.75 to $4.50 in stock.
LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S UNDERWEAR IN ALL SIZES.
CHAS. SUMMERS & SON
FOR BOYS IN ARMY
Oklahoma Will Undertake Me.
chanical Training for Conscripted
Men—Government May Place Stu.
dents on Payroll—Several Large
Center. Where Boys Will Prepare
for Army and Navy.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Jan. 2.—
(Special.* -The state of Oklahoma
I will establish a workshop for the me-
chanical training of boys who are to
iro to the cantonments in the coming
j draft. The preparation of con-
scripted men, so far as is possible,
j for occupations needed by Jhe army
will be given the men in classes 1
nnd 2 before they leave their homes,
i according to a resolution passed by
| the State Board of Vocational Edu-
The extent of this training will de-
pend upon federal cooperation, the
hoard having asked military authori-
[ ties to place these young men under
Ipay while learning fifty trades which
^comprise the army and navy courses.
I The aviation corps alone wants 79,-
000 trained men.
With federal aid three or four
large centers may be established in
Oklahoma where competent instruct-
ors will be engaged. The University
of Oklahoma and the A. & M. Col-
lege have placed their plants at the
disposal of the vocational education
board. The Rock Island offers its
railroad shops at El Reno. Othef
proffers have been made.
Director S. M. Barrett expects to
have the schools in operation pn or
immediately after January 20. In
the event federal aid is not forth-
coming as many young men in these
classes will be trained as will volun-
teer to attend at the large centers at
their own expense.
working under directions, were at
work thruout the entire day, start-
ing up fresh fires whenever the fire
The dawn of 1918 saw one change
in a Main street business house. The
City Meat Market was purchased by
department appeared to be making | S. J. Bonner and will be moved by
headway. He declared the gang to | him to North Main street and added
be the best organized he had ever to his already complete grocery and
run across in twenty-five years ex-
bakery business. J. I. Henson re-
tires from the meat business and will
At dusk tonight Chief of Police devote his time exclusively to his
Kizer and Adjutant Truxton comman-
der of the Norfolk home guard, act-
ing under orders from Mayor Mayo,
closed all theaters, billiard halls and
pool hall. For a town like mon the
meat business pays better dividends
to be carried on in conjunction with
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Treat your hair to this exceptional toilet help today—the re-
sults will surprise you. Shampona, sold in dainty and genterous bot-
tles, can be obtained only at our Penslar store.
Frank D. Hood Drug Co.
We Give You
What You Ask For.
Hear the Latest
WILL NOT MOVE STOCK YARDS
REV. H. C. KEPHART TO
THE LECTURE PLATFORM
'jit is dwfim'col* stated that tfi* Guy-
Not ail Guymon folks realize that mon sto<,k >'*rds vViH n°t b* moved,
hey have in their midst a man whose
fame as a lecturer is destined to be-
come nationwide if not worldwide
ere may years roll around. Rey.
Kephart has hafkened to the call of
much as o-ir local health officer D.
E McCarty <vou!d like to have them.
Guymon citizens were highly incen-
| sed at fhe action of Dr. McCarty a
few weeks ago in securing an order
the lecture platform and will shortly )from the 8tale boarcl °' health to the
<?nt«y; the |yceum and ehautauqua : effect that our water supply was con-
work, altho this does not mean that taminated and unfit for domestic use
he will necessarily resign his pas- ' ^ was a '"itfhteous indignation, too,
for it would be impossible for the
water from the stock yards to seep
torate of the Guytnon Methodist
church. For nearly two years fair-
-sized audiences have enjoyed his
wonderful Sunday morning and even-
ing sermons, but never has there
been the audiences that his hard and
earnest labors deserve. Altho a
yoong man he is considered a peer
of the hundreds of public orators in
the lyceum work by men qualified to
through the earth to a depth of
more than 200 feet and contaminate
the water of the city wells.
A communication received yester-
day from Dr. John W. Duke, state
health officer, by the commercial
club officials stated that the board's
previous order had been rescinded
judge. He has the voice of a Bryan, and instructed Mr. McCarty to take
the wit of a Bret Hart, the logic of no further action.
Joseph Cook and the matchless ora-
tory of Henry Ward Beecher. His
entrance upon the lecture platform
is a piece of good fortune that the
American people will enjoy to the
uttermost. To quote Elbert Hub-
bard, he is a "Man with a Message,"
and "No one can listen to him with-
out having his breadth of vision
widened, his soul uplifted, his pa-
triotism stirred and his spiritual life
broadened and deepened," according
to a local professional man. As the
Herald views Rev. Kephart he al-
ready ranks with the foremost ehau-
tauqua and lyceum stars of the day.
Forceful, eloquent, logical, he sends
the truth home, and his future ca-
reer should be a bright one.
The R6ck Island had conceded the
point of moving the yards, but inti-
•mated that when they were moved
they would be moved entirely away
from the town, and the above infor-
mation will come as glad tidings to
Guymon business men, since it would
mean the loss of thousands of dollars
annually to them.
When it comes to one measly
would-be doctor popping up in the
guise of a health officer and under-
taking to demoralize a portion of
the town's legitimate business, he
will find'that there are others ready
to take a hand in mixing the medi-
CAR TURNS TURTLE
Four Guymon boys took * lucky
spill Sunday when the big Stude-
baker Six belonging to C. A. Hitch
turned turtle with them. Gay
Fletcher, Wallace Jackson, Robert
Quinn and Pete McLarty were the oc-
cupants, with Gay at the wheel, and
when coming down the road in the
north part of town at a fast clip Gay
undertook to make too short a turrt
and the big car rolled over. It is
said that Gay suffered a couple of
broken ribs, Pete got his shinbone
peeled, while Wallace and Robert es-
caped uninjured. It was a lucky
tumble for the boys and might
have proved much more serious, and
should be a lesson to those who in-
dulge in wreckless driving.
The morning service last Sunday
was a union one with the Methodist
congregation in honor of the Masontc
Order which was celebrating St.
John's day. The Masons came in a
body and after the congregational
singing of well known hymns, Rev.
Kephart caused the thoughts of his
listeners to be uplifted by his petition
to the Master for help and guidance
for the assembled order and all others
in need. Miss Dollie George and Rev.
Clark added beauty to the service by
a vocal duet. The sermon was
preached by Rev. Clark, who gave a
resume of the order from its incep-
tion. As he told of the noble souls
who had been its inspiration, the de-
mands made upon its members in a
moral way, nd closed with an earnest
appeal to the men to live by the spirit
a« well as the letter of the teachings.
We think many had higher conception
of Masonry and quite possible some
of the members did also.
At niyht the pastor preached a Very
'.rong New Year's sermon, which
could not fail to inspire his hearers.
Next Sunday morning the regular
services will be held. There will be
some special music, and if you are
not pledged elsewhere you will be
very welcome here.
In the evening the congregation
will unite with the Methodist people
in the second of the series of union
meetings. The subject will be, "Ap-
plied Patriotism." and several laymen
will speak. Services at the Methodist
For nearly two hours. Miss Hazel
Frost, versatilist, entertained a
crowded house at the Methodist
church Tuesday night. Not often do
we have a lyceum reader capable of
giving an entire evening's entertain-
ment with hardly a break throughout.
Miss Frost is highly accomplished in
her art and those in attendance Tues-
day evening thoroughly enjoyed every
minute of the time.
SATURDAY AT THE ROYAL
The new year will open with the
usual free matinee for the rural pub-
lic on Saturday afternoon. The busi-
ness men find that their friends from
the country appreciate this courtesy
and their work will be such during
the next few months that they can
come to town every Saturday. Man-
ager Funk is showing some excellent
specials on Saturday and wlien trad-
iag at any of the following business
houses don't fail to ask them to in-
clude a free, matinee ticket on your
list of purchases: Texas County
Bank, W. L. Wanser Drug Co., W.
E. Eutsler, meats and groceries, The
Model, City National Bank of Guy-
mon, The Democrat, Charles Sum-
mers & Sons, Variety Store, F. D.
Hood Drug Co., First National Bank,
J. G. Gray, D. A. Abbott, L. E. La-
tham, S. J. Bonnier, bakery, grocery
and meats, Henry Smith, J. F. Car-
ter (The Dodge Man), Clark Bros.,
Garst Music Store, Star Mercantile
Company, The Herald.
These merchants will present you
with ten cent admission tickets for
each member of your family to the
big matinee, which will be accepted
as admission fee upon the payment of
the one cent "patriotic war tax" de-
manded by the government to help
win the war. Come in and bring the
whole family and take one day off
during the week.
Food Will Decide the War
DON'T WASTE IT
SMOKE YOUR MEAT WITH WRIGHTS
LIQUID SMOKE SUBSTITUTE
IT IMPARTS to maat the same flavor that is obtained when meat
is smoked over a fire in the old way.
ONE BOTTLE will smoke a barrel of meat cheaper, better and
quicker than the old way.
WE HAVE BOTH WRIGHT'S CONDENSED SMOKE AND WIL-
WRIGHT'S HAM PICKLE
EVERY ONE should try Wright's Ham Pickle with salt petre; and
sugar so high—Ham Pickle is cheaper and-better.
The REXALL Store
W. L. WANSER
"The Store That Has It First."
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Denny, J. Q. The Guymon Herald. (Guymon, Okla.), Vol. 27, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 3, 1918, newspaper, January 3, 1918; Guymon, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc274293/m1/1/: accessed February 24, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.