Elk City News-Democrat (Elk City, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 24, 1921 Page: 1 of 12
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ELK CITY NEWS:
SUCCESSOR TO BECKHAM COUNTY NEWS AND ELK CITY RECORD
fVOLUME XVIIT o'*-
ELK CITY. BECKHAM COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1921
Thursday, March 31 Will he One of Elk City's Greatest
Days--Many Prominent Speakers Will Be Here
CHAMBER OF COMMERCEOFFERS $25.00 PRIZE
All Business Men and Farmers are Especially Urged lo be Present
-A More Prosperous Southwest Oklahoma.
Elk City is planning one of the
biggest days in her history here on
Thursday, March 31st, when every
element in the community will be
brought together to discuss plans for
laying the foundation for a more
prosperous Southwestern Oklahoma,
through better stock and poultry.
Chas. W. Rayway, Dairy Specialist
Oklahoma Agricultural College;
Chas. M. Smith, Poultry Specialist,
Oklahoma Agricultural College; Dr.
C. L. Wilson, representing the Okla-
homa National Stock Yards Company
of Oklahoma City; C. H. Guernsey.
County Agricultural Agent, Custer
County, Clinton; Dan Diehl, District
County Agricultural Agent, Still-
water; J. A. McDougal, Supt. Pan
Handle Division R. I. Lines, El Reno
and T. J. Eldrcdge County Agricul-
tural Agent, Beckham County, are
among the prominent speakers for
In order to secure a greater at-
tendance and create local interest,
the Chamber of Commerce is offer-
ing $25.00 in cash prizes to be given
away at the meeting which will start
at one p. m., on that day. The per-
son making the closest guess to the
number of beans in a jar which will
be placed in the window of the
Farmers State Bank between the
hours of 9 a. m. and 1 p. m., will win
the first prize of $10.00. Winners
of prizes must be at the meeting at
the Quality Theatre when names
are read, otherwise prizes will be
given to the one making the next
best guess. There will be three
other prizes of $5.00 each.
Every business man in Elk City
and every farmer in the community
is expected to be at the meeting.
BECKHAM COUNTY FAIR
SEPTEMBER 14, 15, 16, 17.
At a county fair meeting at Ho-
bart the first of the week, the repre-
sentatives of the different County
Fairs organized the Southwestern
District Fair Circuit, comprising five
County Fairs, Frederick, Altus, Ho-
bart, Anadarko and Elk City, with
Frank Thayer of Hobart, as secre-
tary. In this way the directory will
be able to get bigger and better en-
tertainments. Already an adver-
tising campaign has been started for
these fairs. Free entertainment of
some kind will be secured for every
afternoon and night, and the races
this year will be even better than
Let’s make the Beckham County
Fair the biggest and best fair in the
district this year.
Plan for your exhibits now and
win some of the prizes. The Beck-
ham County Fair Association pays
the best premiums of any other
county fair in Western Oklahoma.
Show your appreciation by bringing
many exhibits. The Fair catalogues
v/ill be printed within the next few
weeks and you can study the prem-
ium list and decide what to plant
for exhibit purposes.
The following letters to the Sec-
retary offer a special inducement to
the owners of Herefords and Hol-
steins to exhibit their cattle at the
Beckham County Fair this year.
American Hereford Cattle Breeder*
Kansas City, Mo., March 11, ’21
Mr. Guy Woodman, Sec’y.,
Beckham County Fair Assn.,
Elk City, Okla.
At a recent meeting of our Board
of Directors it was decided that this
Association would offer $10.00
I, S. E. Brown, Mayor of the City of Elk City, State of
Oklahoma, do hereby proclaim TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 1921, ae
CLEAN-UP DAY for the City of Elk City.
All business houses are requested to close until one P. M.,
on that day and co-operate in making this the greatest Clean-up
Campaign this city has ever known.
S. E. BROWN, Mayor.
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LAST LYCEUM NUMBER
Miss Helen Davis, the celebrated
Mezzo-Soprano, and Sibyl Sanderson
Fagan, a whistler, without a peer, .
assisted by Willard Osborne, will be the Grand Champion Hereford
heard in an unique entertainment at n"n “"'1 ,"'"r *” *f'‘11
the High School Auditorium on the
evening of March 30th.
Miss Davis is the possessor of a
brilliant voice of glorious quality and
an ability to interpret the songs that
America loves. She was born in
America and has accomplished all
her vocal and artistic training en-
tirely here, of which fact she is very
When Sibyl Sanderson Fagan was
a tiny girl, she was given to making
everybody in the family miserable
by whistling loudly and eternally.
One day, along came a professional
whistler to visit the Fagan home in
Springfield, Ohio, and Miss Fagan
suddenly discovered that she really
could whistle “a little better” as she
modestly expressed it, than most peo-
ple. She determined to make a real
artistic profession for herself by
means of her unusual gift. Miss
Fagan whistles by means of her two
fingers. She says she wouldn’t even
try it any other way, for she can
whistle longer and get less tired and
avoid blistered lips by using her
Cards of admittance free may be
secured from tfcie Diamond “C” so
long as accomodations remain.
Schachle Bros., were shipping some
of their fine hogs Tuesday to the
Government agent at Kingfisher.
They are to be used in the demon-
stration work in Kingfisher county.
Bull and Cow at your fair this fall.
Yours verv truly,
R. J. Knizer, Secy.
The Holstein Friesian Association of
Brattleboro, Vt., March 18, 1921
Beckham County Fair Ass’n.,
Elk City, Okla.
Att’n of Guy Woodman, Sec’y.,
Our Committee on prizes, has re-
cently decided on appropriations for
the coming year and included your
fair, offering $10.00 each for the
best registered male and female
shown. In addition to being recorded
the animal must be properly trans-
ferred to the exhibitor, And the judge
should be charged to see that these
requirements are complied with.
It will be necessary before the
prizes can be paid that you furnish
us with the names and numbers of
the animals and the name of the ex-
hibitor. A blank for this purpose
will be sent you later.
Yours very truly.
The HoLtein-Friesian Associa-
tion of America.
F. L. Houghton, Sec’y.
The Criterion Male Quartette, the
last number of the Lyceum Course,
will be here Saturday, March 20th.
This quartette comes well recom-
mended and is the most popular num-
ber of the Lyceum course this year.
It is one of Ae events this spring
that you can’t afford to miss. Gru-
bitz & Son have records made by
this quartette. See their advertise-
ment elsewhere in the paper.
At HTe Quality Hlreatre Sunday
March 25&1, at 4 O’clock p. m.
Reading—“Auntie Doleful”........Helen Blackburn
Violin Duet—“Prayer and Rondo”.................
Misses Leeper and Hamilton; Acc. Mrs. Hamilton
Song Poem—“In Sante Fe”...................Band
Overture—“Spirit of the Age”................Band
Vocal Selection.......Miss Elgnora Johnson of Savre
1st, the three
banks of Elk City will close at four
o’clock every day except Saturday,
when they will close at six o'clock.
First National Bank.
Farmer’s State. Bank.
Elk City State Bank.
BROOM CORN SEED
Do not pay exorbitant prices, “the war is over.” All
our seed selected from the best lots grown in Illinois.
Our price, 14 cents pound, $7.00 bushel, delivered your
door parcel post, 12 cents pound, $6.00 bushel, F. O. B.
Standard varieties, “Black Spanish,” “White Italian”
“Tennessee Evergreen,” “Austrian,”, Dwarf Varieties,”
“Evergreen Dwarf,” carefully selected, tested for germ-
ination, purity, treated for smut. All orders cash.
If you have broom corn to sell, write us, we have the
largest exclusive broom corn warehouse in America.
Can get you best market price for your brush.
THE THOMAS LYOMS COMPANY
Chickasha, Oklahoma, Box 407.
Illinois office and warehouse, Areola, 111.
ELK CITY TO HAVE MORE
“There is probably not a town or
community in Oklahoma that has
done more in the last five years to-
wards improving their roads, but we
are a progressive and aggressive
people and will ultimately have paved
highways” says H. C. Powell of the
Diamond “C”. He went on to say,
“that the new standard for 1921 is
the thirty foot grade road, with suit-
able culverts, cuts and fills with
deeper side ditches to insure drain-
age. Such a plan and type of road
is under construction between Elk
City and Berlin. The State Highway
leading north from the east side of
Elk City is being widened' to thirty
feet. The Canute road is being
widened and regraded and the next
move is to widen and regrade the
State road from Elk City to a point
due east of Carter. A number of
other roads are coming in for their
share of improvements and it is the
, talk at every good road meeting to
| build them thirty feet wide and drain
!hem well. We have had thg greatest
I rain fall during the past twelve
| months that this section has ever
known, but with the determination
demonstrated hy the Chamber of
Commerce and farmers we will sur-
mount the difficulties and be able lo
point with pride to our good high-
ways and local roads.
“The question as to whether it
pays to build good roads or not, has
' been discussed until a further dis-
j cussion would be a waste of time and
j all the business men of Elk City and
j the farmers ask for is more time for
there is no such thing as discourage-
ment to a determined people.”
Clarence S. Atwood and Miss Crys-
3}tal Branscom were married Sunday
2 i morning, March 20th. at the home
6 : of and by Judge R. W. Jones. Miss
j Frances Bauchmann accompanied
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11' — soldier boys and many will remember
' reading the letters he wrote to his
mother while across. He is with the
| Roger Bros. Transfer, and has been
; giving the best of satisfaction. He
| is a son of Charles and Isabel At-
The bride is a very charming young
j lady. They went to house-keeping
on North Adams, having their home
all furnished before the ceremony.
The young couple have the best
— . _ wishes of their friends for a long,
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MOST IN QUANTITY AND QUALITY
We put Quality Bread in Elk City. Your patronage
will keep Bread of Quality for Elk City.
TIE BROADWAY EMERY
WE KEEP THE QUALITY UP
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* COUNTY FAIR DATES #
* - *
# Frederick, August 24-27. %
# Altus, August 31, Sept. 3. #
# Hobart, Sept. 7-10. #
# Elk City, Sept. 14-17. *
# Anadarko, Sept. 21-24. #
# Oklahoma City, Sept. 24 to #
# October 1st. #
AGED LADY DIES
Mrs. Susan Hunt, mother of Mrs.
Sarah McNeal, died Tuesday, March
22nd, after an extended illness of
diabetes, aged seventy-three years.
The body was prepared by Grubitz
& Son for shipment to Graham, Mo.,
where interment will be made. Mrs.
McNeal accompanied the remains.
The deepest sympathy is extended
to the bereaved relatives.
BABY SLATE DEAD
It was with deep sorrow the friends
of Mr. and Mrs. E. Slate learned that
the little babe, Minnette Joan, who
arrived at their home Saturday,
March 12th. passed away last Satur-
day, March 19th.
While her stay was brief, yet she
was loved devotedly by her parents
and sisters, Pearl and Lillian.
Funeral services were held at the
home Sunday morning, when the lit-
tle body was taken to Hobart to be
laid in the family lot in the cemetery
beside a little brother. Mr. and Mrs.
Comstock, Mr. Slate and daughters,
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Rodabaugh,
parents of Mrs. Slate and Mrs. Laura
Rodabaugh of Hobart, who had been
called here, accompanied the remains
Beautiful flowers were sent by the
church board of the M E. Church.
South and Mr. and Mrs. Oaks of
Mangum, covered the grave with
lovely white roses, carnations and
sweet peas. Many other flowers
were sent by friends. About fifty
friends at Hobart were present at
The deepest sympathy of all is ex-
tended to the bereaved ones.
CLEAN UP IS POSTPONED
On Account of Bad Weather it Was Necessary to Post-
pone Clean-Up Day One Week -It will Now Be On
TUESDAY, MARCH 29-LET’S ALL BE PREPARED
The American Legion Will Have Charge of (he Hauling-Work
Will Begin at 7 O’clock as Previously Announced.
BUSINESS MEN AND WIVES
ENJOY COMMUNITY SINGING
Although last Tuesday evening
was unusually stormy, a good crowd
attended the Community Singing at
the school auditorium.
In the absence of Rev. Tracy, who
was out of town, Prof. Steele led in
the singing and was assisted by Mrs.
W. B. Hedlund.
The new books were here and
many old, familiar songs were sung.
One1 of the unique features of the
evening was the singing of “Smiles”
in unison and instead of saying the
word smile, each one smiled (tried
to). When the men were asked to
whistle one song which the ladies
sang, Mr. Forsyth said. “.Wait until
I take my gum out of my mouth.”
All enjoyed so much the singing by
the children. At the next meeting—
next Tuesday night, there will be
some special selections by the chil-
The books which sell for only
twenty cents contain 128 pages of
patriotic and folk songs, and in ad-
dition the committee had four pages
of popular songs printed and inserted
in the book. At many of the com-
munity gatherings, our people have
wished for just such a book, and
every family in town can now' have
one in their house, and at such a
The Community Singing is becom-
ing one of the most interesting
events of the week. Business men
and their v/ives find it an hour of
recreation. School children look for-
ward to it as an evening of enter-
The following special numbers are
on the program, for next week. A
song, "My Alice Blue Gown" by a
girl chorus and a whistling solo.
Every family in town is requested
and urged to attend these meetings.
If you can’t sing you will enjoy
hearing others sing.
Miss Mary Lawrence, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Lawrence and
Mr. Lou Stuart, son of Mr. and Mrs.
S. Stuart, v/ere married last week at
Sayre. They are a very popular
young couple and their friends are
ioining in wishing them ioy and
happiness forever. They will live on
a farm southwest of Elk City.
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Hock and
Robert Levi, were among those who
attended the Shriners Convention at
El Reno last week.
George L. Winn, wife and baby of
Oklahoma City, visited over Sunday
at the W. H. Winn home.
The civic committee did not con-
sult the weather man when they
named Tuesday, March 22nd, as
Clean-up Day, and as there are not
quite enough boats for every one, the
Annual Clean-up day has been post-
poned one v/eck. Next Tuesday,
March 29th, has been proclaimed by
the Mayor, Sam Brown, as Clean-up
Day for Elk City. The whistles will
blow at six o’clock as a signal to get
up and again at 7 o’clock to begin
There will be a captain and boy
scout in charge of each district, also
a man in charge of each block.
The American Legion has organiz-
ed and will be ready to haul off all
rubbish except ashes, and everyone is
expected to haul their ashes off before
All business houses will be closed
until one o’clock p. m., on that day,
so that all can join in the campaign
of giving our city a thorough clean-
Let every man who has signed to
help the American Legion with the
hauling be at the Farmer’s State
Bank corner with his truck or wagon
at 8 o’clock Tuesday morning, March
CITY DUMP GROUND
The city ha« purchased from Mr.
Carmichael the east ten acres of his
farm for a dump ground. It is located
one mile south and one-fourth mile
east of the R. I. depot. If yoi^ haul
off rubbish of any kind you are re-
quested to take it to this dump
ground and not unload it along the
public highv-ay. If our highway pre-
sents an unsightly appearance, the
visitor or tourist, gets a bad im-
pression of our town. It is just as
necessary that our roads leading into
town be kept clean as it is for our
streets to be clean.
WHO WINS THE MONEY?
Who will collect the most bag
worms and win the first prize of
$5.00? Many bag worms are being
brought to the VanAuken Hardware
store, where they are weighed and a
record kept of them. Saturday,
March 26th at 5 p. m., the amount
will be totaled and the boys between
the ages of 10 and 16 years, who has
brought the most bag worms will be
given a prize of $5.00 in cash. There
will be a second prize of $3.00 and
a third prize of $2.00. Bring on the
bag worms. They will be kept in the
window of the VanAuken Hardware
store. See ‘or telephone Mrs. K. R.
Rone for further information.
Mrs. Frank Evatt returned to her
home in Oklahoma City, after a visit
at S. B. Tabor’s.
Mrs. Pankinson of Oklahoma City, j
who came the first of the week to |
visit her granddaughter, Mrs. W. O. j
Gibbs, is suffering from an acute at-
tack of rheumatism. She has been |
spending the winter in California,
and the unusually damp climate there
this winter is probably the cause.
The Story Amusement Company
Guarantees You Will Like
Thursday and Friday
March 31£t and April 1&.
Story Theatre - 10c and 50c
ELLIOTT & MEEK
2nd Door South
No Stairs to Climb.
The Straight Chiropractors of Elk City, Okla.
of Post Office
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