Mangum Weekly Star. and The Greer County Democrat (Mangum, Okla.), Vol. 29, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 10, 1917 Page: 3 of 10
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WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN.
Will Speak in Mangum Friday, June I st
TENTS-AWNINGS & COVERS
ANY SIZE - StYLE OP MATERIAL
TENTS m*p furniture FOR RENT
0klahqmaCitYTent & Awning C°
, ASK US FOR PRICES . ^12 W. FIRST ST.
Self-Made Man Succeeds With
100 Acres Farm and Livestock
(By Howard S. Purcer)
He wasn't raised—he just grew up
in the saddle. Without either father
or mother to guide him he made him-
self. And he did a good job of it.
The man in question is J. H. Chaffin,
owner of the Chaffin stock farm near
of the real Percheron.He ri'os well and
is short coupled. His dam and his sirq
were winners in the Le Prix in France
and run right back to the Brilliant
and Coco strains in Le Perche. The
Brilliant and Coco . horses were the
foundation of the Perchcron stock
Mangum. His father died before he and were owned by the French gov-
'remembered and his mother passed j ernment cut out by the Norman horse
away when he was 12 years old. Ho and the Bolonie liorses and improved
took to the saddle on the plains of^the breed with Brilliant and Coco in
west Texas and rode as hard and as 1 L,e Perche. Nearly every blo'Oded Per-
fast as any of 'em. j cheron in America has those strains.
Seventeen years ago he hiked to j "Horsa should have some good mares
Mangum. It was rtbstly a rag town to breed' to him. He is capable of im-
then with a bunch of tents and few | proving the breed of this county. He
settlers. He weathered the drouths L th„ finest breeding animal I have
and stuck it. out after buying 100 ac- seen thig t of the state and one
res just east of the City . I to be prized by his owner"
After engaging in the feed busi-; chaf)n doesn t
go out of his way to
j handle two or three propositions. His
Money Makers that Eat Everything.! knitting is all he trys to attend to. On
his 100 acre place he has BO sheep, 35
Duroc-Jersey hogs and a bunch of
milch cows besides his stallion and
It might be interesting to know how
j he started in the sheep business. He
• and another jnan were buying sheep
! for the market. Chaffin took out a
""bunch of culls and put them on alfalfa
Chaffin kftows how to get the most' ,"1 fought 1 had a bunch of fine
from a little farm. His sheep are onelsh*eP ile*ald' 1 ^r!t,Wlth
source of great profit. * few of them over to the Oklahoma
I State Fair last year. Then I discover-
ed that I didn't have anything so I
ITINARY OF INSPECTION FOR
OZARK TRAIL STARTS JUNE I.J
June 1.—Friday, Southern Route to !
Oklahoma City, via Okmulgee, Henry-!
etta, Okemah, Boley, Prague, and1
June 2.—Saturday, Oklahoma City 1
to Lawton. Inspecting routes via both I
Anadarko and Chickasha,
June 3.—Sunday, Lawton to Hollis,
via Cache, Snyder ard Altus. ,
June 4.—Monday, Hollis, Oklahoma,
to*Vega Texas, via Wellington, Clar-
endon, Goodnight, Claude and Amani-
June 5.—Tuesday, Vega to Las Ve-1
gas, via Endee and Tucumcari.
June 6.—Wednesday, Las Vegas to [
June 7th.—Thursday, Amarillo to j
Cordell, via McLean, Shamrock, Tex-
ola, Sayre, Elk City and Clinton.
June 8.—Friday, will inspect Cor-
dell short route. Over night at Cordcli
June 9.—Saturday, to Oklahoma j
City via Weatherford, Geary, Calu- j
met and EIReno, and roads in Okia-1
June 10.—Sunday, Oklahoma City 1
to Guthrie, Vvia. Calumet, Okarchie and
June 11.—Monday, Guthrie to Tulsa
via Perkins, and Goodnight, Cushing,
Drumright and Keystone.
June 12.—Tuesday, Tulsa to Neosha
via Claremore, Chelsea, Vinita, Afton,
Wyandotte and Seneca. Over night at
! Monte Ne. Ark.
June 13.—Wednesday, one day rest
at Monte Ne.
I June 14.—Thursday, returning to
Neosha, thence on southern route via
Monett, Aurora, Marionville, Billings,
and Republic to Springfield.
June 15.—Friday Springfield to Un-1
ion (common point leading to Saint j
Louis) via Mt. Grove, Cabool and Rol-
la, Southern route.
June 16.—Saturday, Union to Leb-1
anon, Northern route, via Owensville, j
Belle, Vienna, Dixon, Crocker and I
Richland, circling the Buffalo audi
June 17 and 18.—Sunday and Mon- I
day, Lebanon to an inspection of the
northern and Central routes between j «
Springfield antf Joplin. Over night on
Monday night at Miami.
June 19.—Tuesday, Miami to Tulsa,
via Blue Jacket, Centralia, Nowata,
June 20.—Wednesday, Tulsa to sha-
wnee via Sapulpa, Bristow, Stroud,
Chandler, side trip to Oklahoma coun-
ty line, Meeker. Over night at Shaw-
June 21'—Thursday, Shawnee to
Chickasha, via Tecumseh, Norman and
Blanchard and a possihle side trip on
road at Chickasha. Gfcver night at
June 22.—Friday, Chickasha, to Ho-
bart and return, going via Ft. Cobb,
and returning by Farmers route, back
to Hobart. Over night at Hobart.
June 23. Saturday, Hobart to Wel-
lington via, Granite and Mangum.
June 24.—Sunday morning to Ama-
7/ie Sensible Six
Sensible because of its power.
The valve-in-head motor de-
livers full 41 h.p. at 2500 r.p.m.
—one h.p. for every 53 pounds
of car weight There is plenty
of power for hardest pulling —
more actual power and more proportion-
ate power than any other car of its size.
Inquire about this feature at our show-
rooms or from any driver of a Sensible Six.
J. A. Jackson, Dealer
dance at college, a certificate as to
physical condition from a reputable
physician, and letters of recommenda-
tion from three reputable citizens.
Applicants who pass the • examina-
tions and are certified to the comman-
der of the training camp will report
to the camp at a given date, and un-
dergo an intensive course of training
for three months. At the end of the
camp the applicants will be arranged
according to ability and aptitude and
those considered qualified will be rec-
iommended for commissions and be
| commissioned in the first 50t),000 cit-
izen armies. While at camp their ex-
penses will be paid and they will be
reimbursed at the rate of 3Ms cents)
per mile for transportation to and!
i'rom the camp.
Capt. Levi G. Brown will be in Man-1
gum, Friday. Persons desiring further
information should see him. '
We had the pleasure of looking ov-j
er the Mangum Brick Plant recently.)
We were very agreebly surprised and'
most favorably impressed with thebig j
modern equipment on their property!
at the west line of the city. Mr. D. J~'j
Doyle the proprietor-manager showed
us a big crushcr that grinds the shale
and a mixer that automatically pre-
pares it for a monster mould and prns-
ser.When these brick canie from under
this enormous pressure they were ha <1
as rocks, and we at first thought
they were the burned brick. The Man-
gum plant makes sha'e brick and they
have a great bed of sha'e that is ii
haustable and makes one of the I 'ft
hard pressed brick that is in use to-
day. They are as superior to the ordi-
nary clay brick as granite is superior
to sand stone. They Slso use the most
scientific and modern methods of burn-
ing, have installed the upward current
heated air system.
When the baby takes too much food
the stomach turns; the result is indi-
gestion, sourness and vomiting. Fre-
quently the bowels are involved and
there is colic pains and diarrhoea. Mc-
GEE'S BABY ELIXIR is a grand cor-
rective remedy for the stomach and
bowel disorders of babies. It is pure,
wholesome and pleasant to take. Price j
25c and 50c per bottle. Sold by Rich-
ards' Drug Store. 46-5t. adv. j
ness for several years he went to the
farm and begmi to put it in shape. He
planted alfalfa and put out a bunch
Then he bought a registered stal-
lion and bfgan breeding mares to him.
Later he acquired a black mammouth
jack and his breeding business grew
by leaps and bounds.
' His Perclieron stallion is Horsa
bought three_pure-bred Shorpshires,
(two ewes and a ram). Sheep make
100 per cent profit and never give feny
trouble. I believe they are the best
paying stock proposition on the mar-
ket, and would be glad to see more of
them in Greer County. I have heard
some men say that alfalfa would bloat
sheep like it does cows. That is all a
mistake. I keep my sheep on alfalfa
I will stand my Perclieron stallion,
Big Joe at Eastern Slope Farm, one
and one half miles south and one mile
west of Brinkman this season. Termv
$10.00 to insure colt to stand and suck.
44-4t. p. R. W. Mair.
CHAFFIN AND HIS PRIZE WINNER.
This is the animal that took the grand Champion Prize at the recent Stock
Show held at Mangum. He's a winner.
95436 sired by Harley, an irtported
horse. The stallion won the grand
championship in his class at the Greer
County Stock show last week over the
horses owned by Irions, Schneider and
L. J. McClure, judge of horses and
jacks from Oklahoma City was loud
in his praise of the Chaffin horse. He
"He is the best horse in this country
and is eligible to go to any statd fair
in the south and win. His bone is big
and flat and lota of weight—typcal
and it doesn't bother them a bit. They
grow like mushrooms.' '
What Chaffin has is his own and he
tjpesn't owe for one article on 'his
place. He is happy and contented with
a laughing group of children and a
kind und loving wife.
The self made man who succeeds
like Chaffin has good reason to be
proud and hold an enviable position
Chaffln's stallion is making a stand
at his place. The fee is $16 to insure
colt, and 112.50 for the jack.
For first-class barber work of all
kinds, with courteous treatment and
expert and careful barbers call at the
Commercial Barber Shop. Your tradt
appreciated. C. L. Muse, Prop.
HAIL AND STORMS.
Are prophesied for next month, but
will not worry you if you insure with
W. H. Dickey's big Company. No lim-
it on crops, x 44-tf.
OFFICERS' TRAINING CAMP.
A training camp for prospective
officers from Oklahoma will be estab-
lished at Fort Logan H. Roots, near
Little Rock, Arkansas. The following
may attend the camp:
(1) Those who are members of the
Officers' Reserve corps in Infantry,
Cavalry, Field Artillery,,Coast Artil-
lery, or Engineers, or who have taken
the examination for such but have not
yet received their commissions.
(2) Any white, male citizen of the
United States who, on May 8, 1917,
will have passed the age of twenty
years and nine months, and who will
not yet have reached his forty-fourth
birthday, and who is sound physically,
of good moral character and of good
education—a college graduate, or a
senior in college, or clearly a well-ed-
Those who attend these camps must
undertake the following obligations:
(1) To attend for the full period of
(2) To accept in the Officers' Re-
serve Corps any commission tendered
at the close of the instruction.
(3) To take an oath of enlistment
for the three months of the camp (un-
less sooner discharged by proper au-
thority) in which they swear or affirm
to bear true faith and allegiance to
the United States and the officers
placed over them.
Applicants should bring with them
their diplomas or certificate of atten-
A penny saved is a penny earned.
Save a few pennies by buying your Furniture,
Rugs, Linoleum and Window Shades from the
It is our intention to be first to show the latest de-
signs in'Furniture of the highest grade. Furniture
that will satisfy'the most fastidious. And yet we
are going to carry all the cheaper grades. In fact
our aim is to meet with all the commands of all
the people all the time.
At our store you will find any, and everything that
is carried in an up to the minute Furniture house.
And our price cant help but be a great induce-
ment. Seeing is all we ask. A visit will convince
you of the facts. Whether you have a new home
to brighten with new furniture or a few pieces to
add to your old set, our store is the place where
you will make a real saving. Why not give us a
trial order the next time you need anything from
a Furniture House. No orders too small to have
our appreciation and careful attention.
Yours for a fair and square deal
FURNITURE & UNDERTAKING
LOCATED IN SLATEN BUILDING (P. A. GATES, MANAGER)
OPERA HOUSE BLOCK
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Jessee, Elmer V. Mangum Weekly Star. and The Greer County Democrat (Mangum, Okla.), Vol. 29, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 10, 1917, newspaper, May 10, 1917; Mangum, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc282559/m1/3/: accessed January 17, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.