The Searchlight (Cushing, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 23, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 28, 1911 Page: 4 of 8
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E. M. GREEN, Editor
PtfNsM Willi) il CisMat Kb.. H TN Brm PiW C».
75c Per Year in Advance
Apilicatin nil far iitrucis sicoatf diss Matter it the pastiffict it Cashiai, Okli.
Aivartistas litis Mil haiwi ipoa ipplcitt*.
We Have every reason to hope
that the annual crop of tetanus
cases will not be so large after
this Fourth-ofJJuly celebration as
in previous years, for the "sane
Fourth" movement seems to
show a healthy growth, and te-
tanus occurs only in those plaees
that still tolerate an insane
Fourth. In 1909 there were re-
ported 1,225 blank cartridge
wounds [with 150 cases of tetanus,
while in 1910, largely as a result
medical press, there should be
no reasonable excuse for such ne-
glect. It should be remembered
that the percentage of deaths
from blank cartridge wounds re-
ceived in last year's celebration
was greater than from bullet
wounds, only 10.2 per cent of the
latter causing death, while 12.7
per cent of the blank cartridge
Wounds were fatal. The experi-
ence oi' each year, as to both
Fou^.h of July injuries and ordin
ary , traumas strengthens the
standing of tetanus antitoxin as
a prophylactic agent, especially
" ' ' after
The big things in progress are
easily appreciated. It is easy to
emphasize the telegraph and tel-
ephone, the auotmobife and air-
ship, the neumatic tube and the
incandescent lamp. Smaller con
veniences are^ frequently over-
looked. Take, for instance, the
methods of affixing one piece of
paper to another. Mucilage and
flour-and-water paste date back
some time, but the ingenious de-
vices for containing and Applying
them are new. The tube for mu-
cilage or paste has touched dir-
ectly the lives of more persons
tliaii the automobile. Observe
many forms of clip and fasten-
er in use to hold loose papers to-
gether.' They seem indispensible.
but they are unheard of a few
while in 1910, larg^y as a resu^ hen' given immediately
of improved control of celebratioiil ^ ^ receiyed
by municipalities, only 450 blank
•cartridge wounds were inflicted
—a mere trifle—causing but sev-
enty-two cases of tetanus, of
which sixty-seven )vvere fatal.
which a.xty-aoveu , "When Roosevelt's country life
Bv,.« though this great improve- commission was alive, says Her-
4. 1 Ikon Place we are ! bert L. Quick, writing m Success
XI ofThe opinion that such'com-j Magazine, it laid down and made
1 of P J tic fervor as ! orthodox this postulate ot rural
'"■•'•rXlded bMhe Primitive | progress: The welfare of rural
custom of celebrating Tndepend-j life demands a new kind of rural
cnce Day ., 792'in- And of all places in the world
WOrt" "I" iter or leas severity ithe country is the place for the
juries of gr. 1 Enough child to make intellectual ad- j
which it cost h same ' vancement. It can't help learn-j
others seem to be « i ^ | ^ ^ m#re of ,he really impor.
aTture'oTl te Wood and cu.i- tant things of life than can the
pendlture of Uf , ^ ,)ut cit) child. It sees the yearly nur
cle o£r t 11' • thia t0 zaelc of seed time and harvest. It
not enough to re Alm,r- sees the breast of Mother Nature!
reports the .ournaof «h ^ t<) th„ sucUling lips „£ „
'tm nctessary to impress ! hungry race. It hears the bird's,
'* r ' iihvsieians the fact songs, ffnd sees their immemorial
on practu-i s. 1 . — accidents . household economy. It has apart
t at. io\n from in the only business left to us. in j
m',y °Ta. It entirely prevent which food, shelter and clothing
tetanus de'8l';s from are produced visibly before the j
tetanus last v.-ar moans that at family eye as a part of the family
T Wtvfive lives might have task. When it ceascs creeping,
been saved bv prompt injeetion j it toddles out into a kindergarten
tit iv in immediately after the as wide asj the horizon, as brill
°l "U 1 ' received Undoubted; ant as the sun, as fragrant as the
:n:r'S. x. ^ ^ as as** ye,
1 hv the neglect of the pat- the country child, over most ot
•"Tor Ms-r^sHmt not a ft. |the nation, must go to schools so
failures w^ regret to say. rest on I poor that it is placed at . -
the shoulders of the attending vantage when compared wrth the |
He has achieved success who
has lived4wellr laughed often, and
loved much, who has <?ained the
respect of intelligent men and the
love of little children, who has
filled his niche, has accomplished
his task, who has left the world
better than he found it, whether
by an improved poppy, a perfect
| poem, or rescued soul, who has
never lacked appreciation of
earth's beauty or failed to expres
it, who has always looked for the
best in others, and given 'the best
he had. whose life is an inspira-
tion. whose money a benediction.
It is significant of the as
the building, the purchasing of
material and every detail in the
hands of the board of affairs.
In connection with their appoint-
ment it is interesting to note
that the three members of the
board are of very nearly the
same age. Lon M. Frame, chair-
man of both the board of affairs
and the capitol commission, is
39 years old, and both E. B.H^w-
ard. the secretary, and Eugene
E. Morris, the republican member,
are 37 years old, each. It is
also a passing note that each is
married, and each has one child,
all of - about the same ager.—k~
Grand Valley, Oklahoma
June 23, 1911.
Mr. E. M. Green,
Dear Sir and Bro:—
I thought that some of the
boys would like to hear from old
679. We are still in the ring,
and doing business at the same
oil stand. There is some little
stealing going on in this section
of the country, but we are hold-
ing it down pretty well. We
have only 22 members, but they
are all 'oval to the A. H. T. A.
Leroy Bel1, Sec.
June 20, 1911.
Mr. E. M. Green,
Dear Editor and B£o:—
I am sending you the names
of three new members we have
" f "idin^'iinitiated lately.
that the ata.e capitol ... dm ■ h,; .fa ^ ta this part
Oklahoma, the youngest *tate iu| - ® .
th? iini-n, should be planned and
of the country. Xo. 803 is do-
ing nicely. We organized last
viwffMl under t!i^ **up6rvis *
. , j o November with 17 charter memb-
tinla^rs^^hs-iers. Now ■„ have » in good
U„. hew state and the new -^tand^ fol._„
is a young -man s country In, A Marshall, Sec!
naming the state bard oof public , ^ ^
aft airs. as the state capitol com-; 'Br0 w w Pierce, Chairman
mission, and placing the construe- ^ the Executive Committee
I tion of the state's official homejspent iast Wednesday evening
in the hands of that board,Gov- j ^ ^ editor of The Searcli-
ernor Lee Cruce has given o\ei , Bro. Pierce had been at-
to three men, none Qf whom lias l ten(ling a meeting of the Commit-
yet reached the age of 40 years,! ^ ^ Oklahoma City and took
the greatest task that has yet route home.
faced the *tate. Who will build j 0
Oklahoma's capitol, and how it j Anna Carlson's idea of a good
will be built? has been a question j neighbor: "A good neighbor
which has caused discussioir and j means one who does not let his
in some instances dissent in one j chickens run at large and who
legislature, has consumed the j keeps the dandelions on his l^wn
plivaician. Surely, after all the
years in which the danger of te-
tanus from blank cartridge
bounds and the efficiency of
tetanus antitoxin as a prophylac-
citv child. One of the strongest
influences that draw country peo-
ple ott the city—I think the very
strongest—is the desire to place
the children where they "can
tetanus antitoxin as a f
£ have been heralded in the have better schooling.
time of two governors and kept a
anxious constituency waiting for
almost a y^ar. Governor Cruce
put an <id t« all speculation
when he named the board of af-
fairs as supervisors of this work.
His action placed all matters
pertaining to the construction of
from going to seed."
A girl who won't help out
when he comes to the embarras-
ing point of popping the question
will not make a good wife when
lie has finally married her.—Tom
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Green, E. M. The Searchlight (Cushing, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 23, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 28, 1911, newspaper, June 28, 1911; Cushing, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc284821/m1/4/: accessed April 24, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.