The Willow Times (Willow, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 12, Ed. 1 Friday, August 31, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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WILLOW, GREER COUNTY. OKU. HSDAY, AUGUST 31. 1917.
Cuflook For OH g! Willow
Companies Taking Inisr-
gsI and Reajy To Drill
The new derrick two milas drilling a new well near the old
r<rth of town, built by the ono jn aboUt sixty days.
Greater Oklahoma Oil (orpora-j in all three new we'Is will be
ticn, is about completed and drill-[started at Willow ri.'ht away,
ing will commence in a few r'ays i q'he old one constitutes the fourtl
This company has one thousand j well here.
acres of land leased around the
derrick and expects to put down
two or three other wells. The
c1 ti rick is located on the VV. C
sr d J. I - Bone place.
Also the Sayre Company is
having hauled material out from
t*rs place and expects to com-
mence drilling right away. This
company, too, has a thousand
The old well one mile north of
town on W. C. Bowman's place,
sunk three years ago to the dept
of 565 feet, still stands there
with pipe reaching to the bottom
and capped over at the top, and
when opened, a lighted match ap-
plied burns as that of a large
tcrch and will continue to burn
ftr hours, possibly for days. This
is known as the Terrell lease.
This company intends to start
Mines Closed at McAlester.
All the commercial coal mines
in this field closed down yester-
day and today. Only the seven
n ir.es cf the Rock Island Coal
jnd M inir g Company, operating
at Hartshorne. Alderson and
Cowsn, continue to operate.
These mines employ 1.100 of
the 3,CC0 miners in this distrct.
Th?re is great interest taW
in the bright outlook, or pros-
pects for oil here. No doubt but
that oil will be secured in good
quantities. The indications arc
too good for one to doubt this
Just only the past few days
that oil experts and prospector
hrve been making our town and
its oil fields visits.
The writer has not had the op-
portunity to talk to only two or
three oil men, and each of them
stated that Willow, in their jugde-
ment, had a bright prospect to
make it a big oil town.
Fas! e3 fast With Ife
potion and feed will soon be rolling in. Arrange to
market your cotton and grain IN WILLOW and
depo: il your checjcs with us. If you are renting,
leave your landlord's share on deposit with us. We will
keep books for you THIS FALL and send you a
monthly statement so that you can keep matters
CALL IN ANO TALK ST OVER.
THE FIRST STATE BANK
Patriotic Speakers Burasu.
Mora than fifty ef the leading
men of the .state have joined the
Oklahoma Patriotic Speakers'
Bureau," organized through the
council of defense. Through this
I organization, the men agree to go
anywhere in Oklahoma at any
time possible for them to do so
and deliver patriotic addrasses to
jciiizens on "Why we are in the
| War," and the part e<tch citizen
must play in helping to win it.
Ray McAllister has purchased
J. M. Walker, returned Friday
from a business trip to Oklahoma
Mr. W. T. Singley reuturned
Thursday from Wellington Texas,
where he purchased a farm.
Gus Key and family returned
last Friday from a visit to rela-
tives in Texas.
H. C. FORD, Cashier.
Oil Situation Looks Favorable.
R. E. Covington and his oil
men of Mangum, who are inter-
ested in the oil filtlds at Burk-
burnestt, were here Saturday
looking over the oil situation
around Willow. After visiting the
prospective wells just north and
notthest of town Mr. Covington
stated that from all indications
things looked favorable to him
for good flowing wells to ba
See Us for Farm Loans or Renewals.
• * + * * ❖ * •
W. R. Wade and wife of Mus-
Operators had to shutdown fce-^ koge'e.Okla., visited P.G. Puckett
and Will Greenlee and families
cause cancelation came in on all
hilled coal and shipments in tran-
sit. Dealers refuse to take any
more consignments because they
say their bins are full of $5.50 coal
now. Loaded car* are standing
on the switch tracks at all the
Operators say they would rath-
er continue working, as they may
lose their men. The men thrown
out of employment are taking the
matter calmly. They are waiting
on the operators to settle the
matter with the . government.
A committee is busy today pre-
paring data to present to the Pres- tors Saturday. Mr. Goodman is
ident showing cost of production.' an expert oil man and said Wil-
low has the best prospects for oil
than any place he knew of.
Mrs. Ross Kinsey and childran
Mrs. J Stepens was a Mangum
0. H Roberts, wife, son, 3ister
and his brother-in-law returned
from an extended visit from Ne-,v
Mexico Monday evening:
Mr. Jim Cecil, and sons, E. C.
and J., and W. A. Armstrong,
were in Mangum on business
Mr. Geo. Goodman and wife of
Burkburnnett were Willow visi-
If You Want To
List It With Us,
or Can Make . . .
On Terms to Suit.
& H. H
The Schooi And The Nation
The people of France realizie
that the future of the nation de-
pends UDon their educating to-
day's boys and girls. Stories
from near the front tell of schools
being kept, even in regions where
children must be provided with
gas masks against possible air at-
tacks. Leaders throughout the
country are^ppealing to Ameri-
can mothers and fathers to keep
their children in school, from the
grades through ' college just as
long as is possible for them to do
Some rain fell at Willow and
vicinity\ Monday and Tuesday
morning; the wind blew very cool
from the north which later in the
day brought a steady drizzle.
This rain will do the crops imme-
of Elk City were viisi
In Willow last week.
Walter Ross, carpenter from r. j. Cowley, Jr., and J. L
this place, left Saturday evening Cowley went to Mangum on busi-
for Lawton where he will assist in nes3 Monday afternoon.
the erection of the new gover- . .
, . | Mrs. J. R. Joiner and children
mention* who haye be8n vigiti Mrs
Dr-B. II. Moss and daughter, Joinei..s parentj| Mr and Mrs
Mrs. Sophia Wells were Mangum jM c Faulkner> left for (hcir
visitors Monday. I home at Blair last Friday.
J. W. Joiner left Monday for
Lawton where he will work on ^^FS- Browning, J. E.
Williams, wife and daughter, Mrs.
h*. P. Riley and son of Oklaho-
ma Cit3r, P. V. Baker, wife and
children of Lookeba, Okla., ar-
rived Sunday and were the guests'
Times Nd. and Vol. Retained
In the kindness of oui4 Potsmis-
tress Mrs. Ora B. Pattillo through
the Washington Postoffice De-
partment the \V iillow Times ha3
been allowed to retain its former
volume and number which gives
this paper back its legal right to
publish legal publications. We
want to thank our affable and ac-
commodating postmistress and
also the department at Washing-
If you are interested in a
stock in vested. see
B. H. Baggarly,
the new goverment forts at
Miss Mary Kirk, who has been
teaching Music in Willow for the
past year, closed her music school
Friday and will leave for Virginia
about the first of Sept.
i Dr. O. R. Jeter was in Will >w
Saturday in the intereit of the
Gone to Unsay, Texas.
E. II. Beverly, for a" long while
editor of this paper, but lately
held a position at the depot here,
has been promoted, sent to Lin-
sey, Texas, and given a good sal
ary where he takes full charge of
the depot business of that place.
He left on.the noon passenger Fri-
day, followed by his wife and
children, and Mrs. Beverly,* sis-
ter on next late evening train.
If people understood as the
writer does, that editors do the
hardest work, d<*s more public
o4> j ears
and yet seems to be in perfect
tli and gets arcund as spryiy
. pay ulan a
l We are glad and wish hiin lots of
I good success in bis new place.
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