Elk City News-Democrat (Elk City, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 1, 1921 Page: 1 of 8
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BEQKHP JaQOIINTYFAIR, SEPTEMBER 15th, 16th, 17th, 1921
ELIv CITY NEWS-DEMOCRAT
SUCCESSOR TO BECKHAM COUNTY NEWS AND ELK CITY RECORD_
ELK CITY, BECKHAM COUNTY. OKLAHOMA. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1&21.
ATTENDANCE AT BECKHAM COUNTY FAIR IS THOUGHT WE REACH 30,000
TRIP !S MADE
Much Interest and Enthusiasm
Shown in All Parts of/Beck-
ham and Other Counties
Elk City boosters who made the
Beckham County Fair trip last Tues-
day report unusual interest in all
parts of Beckham and adjoining
counties. Advertising of all kinds
were taken and large posters boosting
the Fair can now be seen on every
road within a radius of fifty miles.
The boosters were greeted with en-
thusiasm all along the way and they
feel assured that the attendance this
year will far exceed any other year
and estimate the crowd at 30,000.
Much enthusiasm was shown in tne
races and various free attractions.
The agricultural exhibit this year will
be unusually large, also live stock
What is expected to be one. of the
greatest attractions at the Beckham
County Fair this year, is the Auto
White Shield, Elk River, Howling
Water, White Deer, are among the
Cheyenne Indians who will attend the
Beckham County Fair this year. Four
or five days before the Fair is to
begin they will be seen coming in by putting up the tepees for
wagon loads, though a few may be “—----J
in automobiles. They will drive to
their old camping place, unload and
the dquaws will begin their work of
____„ ________ camp, get-
ting wood, etc., while the bucks at-
tend to the horses.
Many of the horse races are won
each year by the Indians, especially
the relay and pony races.
These Indian camps have ceased to
be a curiosity to home people, but
each year there are people from a
distance who see an Indian camp
PREPARING AT ELK CITY
Elk City, Okla.. July 23—The
Polo" tournament5 which ZJUS*
Polo is guaranteed to give . the beautified by th«ngie8sixtCy,U^
^r'^m0rothri.9ttraPceLnm,n^: f ^ cohort of
game is new to Western Oklahoma I the visitors in a few years.
people. No other county fair west j The Assoc® ew race
of Oklahoma City has ever , lowing improvements a m' r
any attraction of this kind until Jhte |h^W0 b^lTO foot .which was
..year, in fact, many people in this,needed very Daa.y, feet
part of the country have never seen b8e° U8ed at night for
an Auto Polo game and f°r . entertainments; two hog barns; two
reason a special effort was made by, , rebuilt the grand stand;
the Fair Association to have it here, track in first-class shape;
considerable !»“*• “_____, .. „ with 500
STATEMENT BY JONAS
HEDLUND A SONS
this year. It means -------
added expense to secure an attrac-
tion of this kind, but the Directors
are confident that it will be money
The Fair Association is making
also fenced the grounds with 500
rods of woven wire.
The prospects are great for a
grand exposition—not a “pumpkin
show”,—as this Fair passed the
This is to certify that the Beckham
County Fair Association has pur-
chased three regular, five passenger
Ford Touring Cars from this Com-
JONAS HEDLUND & SONS.
Elk City, Oklahoma.
W. B. Hedlund.
Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 30th day of August 1921.
My commission expires the 21st
day of April 1924.
BEST FAIR EVER ATTENDED
CARTER EDITOR BOOSTS FAIR
August 26th, 1921
Sec. Beckham County Fair Assn.
Elk City, Oklahoma,
I believe you are going to have the
biggest crowd thi3 year that you have
ever had. Besides the regular at-
tractions in the way of races, fine
stock and agricultural displays, your
Auto Polo contest is going to prove
a sure enough drawing attraction.
Hoping to hear from you soon,
I am, Very truly yours,
GEO. W. CAIN.
WHY WE SHOULD ATTEND
THE BECKHAM COUNTY FAIR
Farmers in Western Oklahoma
Advised When to Sow
The Fair Association is roaKing » . j" i, claes a year ago.
this the F^ir'of their space tor agricultural
torv of the Beckham County Fair ^ave already been reserved,
and the best attractions to be found ^,he pnrges aro larger than ever
were secured.__( rnd our iocal horsement are prepar-
FAIR.ETTES ia^t0pg Browrf i^'prepa-ing Dazzle B.
The Beckham County Fair is open 2:19 % f« the^ning
for compeU^n for Western Oklaho- ^^ B -2;1-9U for ^ trotting
ma and draws the crowds. (event. A R. (Uncle Dick) Boomer
the whip, merry-go-round, and ferr minois rnd Missouri. He is almost
joy yourselves again this year.
LIVESTOCK EXHIBITS URGED
The man who ic interested in pure
bred livestock can improve the in-
dustry.in his home county and at the
same time help his own business if
he will exhibit the best of his stuff at
dounty fairs, according to W. L.
Blizzard, head of the animal hus-
bandry department of Oklahoma A.
and M. College.
“Every time a pure bred steer is
shown new interest is awakened in
breds tuff” Blizzard said, and
imraiia .. ----.
__ eighty years old but can still <lnce in
a work-out. His brother L. W. does
__the teaming in the races. The
n. iuh..«fjMstujs SSffiTR
The following letter from W. E.
Lilly of Perryton, Texas, 180 miles
from here, made the President of the
Fair Association, W. H. Hewlett,
feel mighty good after the Fair last
year, and we think it is worth pubrjnur, _____ — ------
ishing: Tche greater the general interest the
“Perryton, Texas, Sept. 20, 1920'greater will be the market for that
W. H. Hewlett, Elk City, Okla., (class of live stock.”
' Frequently, Blizzard s'*id, the best
live stock in the county is left at
home at fair time With the begin-
ning of the annual fair season, he is
urging live stock breeders generally
to enter their stuff at county exhibits.
I just came home from your Fair
and I want to let you know what I
thought of same. I have been attend-
ing County and District Fairs for
the past forty years and your fair
this year, without a single exception,
is the best I have ever attended.
Look for me next year.
W. E. LILLY.
how to draw a big crowd to their
Fair. This year they are going to
BUY ALL PRIVILEGE TICKETS
. ,, ■ I- mnlcp vnur give away one Ford car each d''.y of
If you haven t begun to make your * the onc holding f-e lucky
arrangements to attend thenimibe,. The numbers are issued by
County Fair, it is high time 1 “ the merchants, one number for each
pet busy for thelime is ^os^ng! dciiar ,a trade. Those hoialng „Um-
n “rin snorter ” 'bers must be present each tiny of the
that it is going to be a np-sno . pair| if they expect to draw a car. so
you see it is a good way to stimulate,
trade as well as boost attendance.
Other associations woull do well
to adopt this plan, for it is working
v.-ondera for us Westerners—Grant
Rapains, in the Horseman, published
at Indianapolis, Ind.
YOUR NATIVE STATE
Were you born in Missouri, Texas
or Kentucky? If so, you will want
to attend the Beckham County Fair
and help to celebrate. .
Thursday will be Kentucky day,
Friday, Missouri Day and Saturday,
Texas day. Be sure and enroll anc
get your badge. Come and have the
best time of your life Swapping yams
about your native state.
JOHN FORSYTH SAYS:
There will not be a dull moment
at the Beckham County Fair. Ar-
rangements have been made to have
something doin’ from the time it
starts until it is over at mid-night,
Saturday, September 17th.
Everybody bhould take ' at least
three or four days recreation every
year, and you can’t do better than
spend yours at the Beckham County
See, learn and be wise—The Fair
will be the place to see things that
you have been reading about and
nevr saw—Auto Polo. It will be the
place to learn what your neighbor is
raising and how much better farmer
he is than you arc. You will be wiser
when you go home than you were
before you came.
Race horses galore are on the
grounds—both saddle and harness.
The Association has hung un some
The cheapest and best way to at-
tend the Beckham county Fair all
four days, is to buy an all privilege
ticket—It costs $2.00 and admits to
front gate, grand stand and center
field, day or night, thereby saving
the purchaser several fifty cent
pieces. See the Secretary now and
get your ticket.
CHILDREN PLAY FAIR
Mrs. J. G. Swing called at the
office Monday and was telling us
that she had a time keeping up with
her Fair catalog, foi the children
kept playing Beckham ounty Fair all
the time and had to use the catalog
to see how to run it, and to pay the
Little Ervin Sitterding, four years
old takes the Fair catalog and uses
it for a song book, and how he does
sing. The Fair catalog is like the
i News-Democrat—a family necessity.
There is no institution that we can
be a party to, that means so much to
all the people. It is the seat of in-
spiration for the boys and girls that
arc preparing to become farmers.
The Elk City business men realize
that they cannot succeed beyond
the resources and prosperity of the
farmers, they also realize that there
is no better way of visualizing the
value of more scientific farming,
poultry raising and dairying than to
assemble these products and invite
the people to come and see them and
discuss the method .of production.
The Fair will be so much better
this year than it has ever been that
there can hardly be a comparison
drawn. The Fair Directors have
spent $7,000.00 for improvements
this year and you will marvel at the
change it has made. This is now the
third largest and best fair in the
state, and the Board hue in mind
other improvements for 1922. Your
attendance and a good crowd will en-
courage them and besides all of this,
how can you spend a few dollars that
would be more beneficial to you?
No matter what your business is,
you cannot afford not to attend and
you will be a booster if you do.
Did you know that this particular
section of Oklahoma is the healthiest
section in America for both man and
beast? It is. And do you realize
that it can be made the greatest j
dairying, poultry and hog raising j
section in America? It can. All of |
this will mean high prided land, i
steady employment, good schools,
roads, and posperity for every man
who is seeking it.
Come to the' Beckham County Fair.
September 14-15-16-17 and get
started or help start the big plans.
The outside world is busy with their
own affairs, it is up to us to handle
Yours for the best,
H. C. POWELL.
The Directors of the Beckham
County Fair were particularly anxious
to know about the weather (luring the
Fair, so the Secretary wrote to W.
F. boater’s Weather Bureau aird re-
ceived the following letter, “I do not
make such special forecasts as those
for which you ask. Here-with my
newspaper bulletin for September,
it may be of some use to you. The
following bulletin was also sent:
“First half of September will be
much more stormy than August.
Most severe storms and most rain
expected during the first half of the
month. Temperatures will average
above normal last half of month and
below first half. Unusually severe
storms near September 2nd. Not
much change in the places of evapor-
ation but it will extend farther south
than for several months past. Places
of most rainfall and dry weather will
remain about the same as for the
past months except some of the dry
places will get rain during the week
centering on September 2nd. Another
week of severe storms and increased
rains will occur during the week
centering on September 13th. Balance
of September will be quiet with less
rain and no severe storms. Good
time for finishing the sowing of
Winter grain. I am not expecting,
any change in European crop weather
during September. The soil, over
there, will be tea dry for sowing
winter grain. Prospects in America
and Canada will be much better for
Winter grain than in Europe, but
some sections on this continent do
not promise well.
First warm wave of the month will
cover all northwestern sections near
September 2nd, cross meridian 90
as it moves southeastward near the
4th, reaching eastern sections near
September 6th. It will be a severe
storm with extended rains and frosts
will threaten the northern parts of
Canada. First half of September is
not expected to bo good crop weather
for sowing winter grain. Better
times will be after September 15th
or before October 1st.
The Beckham County Fair to
Beckham County citizens and those
The Association has hung uo some -dius of seventy.five
good purses this year ad boys 8 greatest asset the farm-
^ “ <•& “» —— “ *'u
Chickens—we mean the feathered
kind, will he here bv the hundreds.,
as most of the space has already been |
The Association have already been
compelled to build more hog barns,
than ever before, and they are about
all taken, and you will see enough
registered pork to feed an army.
All Western Oklahoma and parts
of West Texas will be represented at
the Beckham County Fair with cat-
tle—There will be some herd.
Pack your grip for a quick trip to
the Beckham County Fair, Septem-
ber 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th, and
you will see enough sights to keep
’our tongue wagging until the next
’air In 1922.
ers has to boost his products as well
as to see what others are doing in all
the branches of farm life. This
year’s Fair promises to out-class all
others a hundred per cent.
The Auto Polo team that has been
secured for the Fair, were at the
Oklahoma State Fair last year, and
those who saw them, say it is some
sight, and that your hair will stand
on end most of the time while they
Special Fair Offer
Concessions are being taken by the
hundred, and there will be anything
you want right on the ground. Come
and camp. There is a large camp
site at the Grounds, and if you lose. »crib*r*.
out there, the committee will find TOU c»
rou room some place else. You will
e taken care of.
At usual tha Newt-Democrat will
im a special offer during the four
days of the Fair. For thoeo four
day* tha aubecriptioa priea will he
just one-half the regular price—
$1.00 for this trade territory. .All
outside trade territory $1.50. Call at
our headquarter* on the Fair Ground.
This is for renewals and new suh-
If you nro paid ahead now
you can gat the paper for another
year from date of your aspiration.
Soe our ad elsewhere.
To Ttie Beckham Count? Fair
To the Citizen* of Beckham and adjoining Counties:—
As Mayor of the City of Elk City, it is a pleasure
to extend to you an invitation to come to the Beckham
County Fair, September 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th and
to extend to you the hospitality of our city during your
The Directors of The Beckham County Fair Asso-
ciation have made extensive improvements including a
new grand stand, live stock pavilion, cattle and horse
barns and other improvements costing several thousand
dollars and this is to be the greatest Fair in the history
of the Association.
I am sure you will be more than paid for the time
spent and will be proud of the fact that you are a
patron of this great institution and that you live in a
country which makes it possible to maintain. a rea
agricultural and live stock Fair.
Elk City feels that the Beckham County Fair is her
greatest institution and as Mayor of the City, I take
great pride in extending a welcome upon this occasion
and assuring you that Elk City welcomes you as her
guest during the Fair.
S. E. BROWN, Mayor.
OKLAHOMA TENANT FARMERS
NEED MORE DAIRY CATTLE
“Nothing will help keep a tenant
„.i a farm better than a comfortable,
steady cash income from farm pro-
ducts,” says A. C. Baer, professor of
dairying at Oklahoma A. & M. Col-
lege, Stillwater. “A few milking
I cows will do this and will remove a
good deal of worry for money by the
“No land owner should hesitate to
furnish his tenant with a few good
cows under some arrangement by
which the tenant will secure part or
all of the income from the cows. A
few arrangements tried out with suc-
cess are as follows:
“1. The owner furnishoo tenant
with,five cows and a cream separator.
The tenant returns to the land owner
■one-half the income from tho sale of
cream, the tenant raises the calves
produced which becomes his own.
“2. The owner fumhhes three
cows and tenant three cows, the
tenant receives all the calves and
'agrees to increase the herd to ten
cows by raising the heifer calves. The
tenant receives all the income from
the sale of milk and cream until he
'has ten cows. Then he agrees to
either pay the owner for the three
cows or return throe good cows to
owner. ... „
“3. The owner furnisl.es all cows
too tenant as well as a cream separ-
ator. The tenant returns to the land
owner one third of the returns from
the sale of milk and cream and
Egrees to raise heifer calves which
remain the property of the land
Will you have any rooms to spare
during the Fair? If so leave your
name with Guy Woodman. Let Elk
City see that her guests are looked
after. And let us follow the example
of Oklahoma City, who will not al-
low the charge to be over $1.00 a
night for a room.
WiirJ Sued! §@
The man who blow* hi* own horn
Hi* conduct to the tune adju*t.
w ¥ rE .are conducting this sup-
YY ply house to the tune of each
* * sale must be a satisfactory-
everybody-pleased affair. And
our prices and stock are keeping
step to that sort of music. We
have made a study of the auto
accessory market and our patrons
reap the benefit.
—Tires for comfort.
—Tires for Service.
—Tires for Mileage.
Lff—Tires sold by us.
R. O. WARD
South Main St. Phone 409
Buy an all
takes you through
j County Fair.
ugh the Beckham
A BETTER CITY
If Elk City wins no other prize
in the Better Cities Contest, than the
satisfaction of having a prettier city
in which bo live, her people should
feel fully repaid for their efforts in
beautifying lawns, streets, etc.
A recent report from Shawnee, in-
dicates that she will beyond a doubt
win her own prize of $2,500.00, for
the best city in Oklahoma in which to
rear the young.
A committee of judges will be
selected by Dr. McKeever, sponsor of
the contest, and they will make a trip
to the various cities about Thanks-
giving time and a full day will be
spent in each city, offering criticism,
and suggestions for improvement.
This committee will decide the con-
test. Press agents will accompany
them, ao let us keep our town “spick
and span’’ for this occasion.
HAVE YOU A SPARE ROOM?
If you have a spare room for the
Fair guests, let it be known. There
will be lots of people here if weather
conditions are all right, and it will
take all the rooms you can spare.
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