Elk City News-Democrat (Elk City, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 1, 1921 Page: 3 of 8
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Well Ed, the other p. m. as I was seetin’ upon our back porch, (on ac-
count of bein’ too dirty to set on the frdnt, being one of these blacksmith
fellers) I ■was readin’ your valuable household necessity, and Bee consider-
able or something about this Beckham County Fair business, and I thinks to
myself that probably yourself would be glad tc- have the opinion of a bird
like myself upon this great subject.
Fairs are great things—especially for the chickens and young fellers—I
like to go to the Fair also to see the latest fashion or something in cattle,
horses, hogs, sheep, lambs, and other produce, for it is a great school of
edification to a scolar like myself and other birds that like to think but
don’t have much time for foolishness,
Ed, this Fair bunch is spending considerable money or something on all
of those buildings and other contraptions they are building over to the
Fair grounds. At first Ed, we thought wo would apply for the job or
premium things, and say, I woie out my pencil and figured up to lebenty
leben and a few odd thousand dollars, and come to the conclusion or some-
thing that instead of them getting bow-legged carrying the money Ed, they
would want yourself or myself to go upon their note or somewhere to help
them raise the dough.
Now, Ed, this is somwhat of a secret, and we would hate to get any of
our citizens in tronbio or something, but we hear from good authority or
something that this Hewlett bird dreams about the Beckham County Fair,
and that his wife threatens to make him sleep in the garage or somewhere
if he don’t quit talkin’ to Walter Blackburn, Joe VanAuken and that Guy
feller in his sleep. But they say he has a case of this disease each year
about this time and we guess he will coihe out of it all right.
We, see there will be considerable attractions at this Fair besides the old
hens and chickens, and we would like to say a word of warning or something
about some of them. Take this whip thing Ed, we lost considerable on one
of them things last fair. The first time around we lost our breath and the
second our hat and would advise you should you wish to ride tie your hat
We thinks that everybody should take something to the Fair and try to
relieve this Fair bunch of as much kale as possible, but I have no live
stock Ed, except a couple of calves, and on account of not getting the proper
feed, or something they are so scrony we are afraid they would take no
prise, and so we will have to content ourself with just looking on while
some other bird carries off all the money—or turn hi-jacker.
And say Ed, we see where these Fair birda ere going to give away two
Henries and a Lizzie, or th other way round, at this fair place, one upon
each day. Those tilings cost money Ed, at least, them Hedlund folks haven't
offered to give us one yet. When we read this Ed, we began to search for
th loophole, nothole or something for these birds to crawl through, but in
cur search we find Ed that they had all of these merchants backing them up
or something nnd we heaved a sigh of relief.
This Fair bunch Ed, has built considerable more or less new building on
them grounds, and say, they are a modest bunch Ed, for upon 0110 of these
houses they has painted "Cows” and upon another "Cattle,” w as to not
schock any boby. They is a fine bunch of men Ed, and we understand have
had several complimentary tickets printed.
And Ed, we see by your pdper that there will be some hemale men there
that will get into Tin Henries and nock a ball around over the field and
every once in a while try tojmn over one another. Now Ed, this looks con-
siderable dangerous or something from where we set, and we advise you
not to try this gr.me unless they will change the rules and- be more careful
Will Ed, for fear this Fair bunch will want to run our picture upon a
poster or somewhere which says “so much dead or alive” and wanting to
live anyway until after the Fair we will close.
Yours Fairly, 0. B. JOYFUL, (B.P.)
». FAMILY RE-UNION
Last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Kelly, had nine of their childres at
their home. A daughter, Ida, living
in West Virginia, was the only child
absent. With the grand-children
there were thirty present. A fine
dinner was served and in the after-
noon ice cream and cake were en-
joyed. Mr. Briggs was called out to
make a picture of the group.
The children present at the re-
union were Olin, John, Ed, Clarence,
Mrs. Carrie Hill. Mrs. Kate Allison
and Mrs. Dolly Wamslay.
for our effots.
Mrs. Dollie Wamsley of Randolph,
West Virginia, a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Kelly, who had been visit-
ing left here Monday for her home
after a three weeks visit. She was
accompanied by her little daughter,
John Kelly will leave here soon
for Shawnee where he will enter the
Baptist College and finish his studies
there, then he expects to go to China
as a missionary.
Published Each Thursday
Entered as second class mail matto)
st tiie Postoffice at Elk City, Okla
home, under the Act of Congress St
March, 3rd, 1879.
W. L. sad ALICE BLACKBURN
* Publishers and Proprietors
MRS. VERNA BLACKBURN
If you need help leave your name
at the News-Democrat office. We
have calls every day for work, boys
want to work and go to school. Some
girls are wanting work. All sorts
and all kinds of work wanted.
R. 0. Ward has moved to the
Patton Building, across street from
Postmaster Massengale of Leedey,
was in Elk City last Monday.
J. B. VanVactor came in Saturday
with a fine water melon saying “with
Wc truly had s
V. Herron of Carter, has renewed
his subscription to the News-Demo-
W. R. Bartz of Grimos has made
two trips to Elk City the past week,
and we are glad to know he has re-
covered so well from his recent ill-
ness. He thinks he was treated so
fine when here in the hospital he
brought down all kinds of treats for
his friends, and the News-Democrat
family was included in the list.
Mr. and Mrs, L. W. Boomer hav9
moved into the suite of rooms over
the News-Democrat office.
Steve Etchieon of Clinton, was here
Tuesday, looking fof a house or
rooms as he expected to move here
soon. He is with the Mid-Continent
Life Insurance Co.
This paint film
is less than
1\100 of an inch
does that mean
Don’t fail to read the News-Demo-
crat Special Fair offer.
Mrs. Walter Blackburn is enjoying
a visit this week from her mother,
Mrs. W. A. Young and niece, Miss
Frances Young of Cheyenne.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Fenter left
on a motor trip this week to Dixon,
Mo., where they will visit relatives
a couple of weeks, then will return
by Paris, Texas, and and visit other
Owners of horses and bloodod
stock are large users of Liquid Boro-
, zone. It heals wounds, festering
'sores, barbed wire cuts by a mild
power that leaves no disfigurin
scar. Price 30c, 60c and $1.20. So’
' by Gregory Drug Co. 9-2
When you stop to realize that a
two-coat film of paint is less than
1-100 of an inch in thickness, and
that this thin film stands between
your house and the weather, you
can see the vitalness of buying the
right kind of paint,
Lowe Brothers High Standard
Paint forms a tougher film than
any other paint we know of. It i3
elastic. It will not crack with the
weather’s changes. It is both
weatherproof and waterproof.
It costs a little more than most
paints, but it always covers more
surface, therefore less paint is re-
quired and you actually save money
at th« very start. This fact,
coupled with its long lastingness,
makes it really an investment
paint. *r -v •
If you want to prevent future
trouble, come in and talk over your
paint problems with US.
Western Lumber and Hardware Co.
Elk City, Oklahoma
The HEDLUND GARAGE
Will be Headquarters for Fair Visitors
THE UNIVERSAL CAB
Come in your cars—Make appointments to meet your
friends here—Use our rest rooms—a place to clean
up after a dusty drive—Drink our ice water.
ASK US FOR ANY INFORMATION YOU MAY WANT
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Blackburn, Verna. Elk City News-Democrat (Elk City, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 1, 1921, newspaper, September 1, 1921; Elk City, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc496593/m1/3/: accessed November 17, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.