Elk City News-Democrat (Elk City, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 7, 1921 Page: 7 of 12
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THE UNIVERSAL CAR
“THE FORD TOURING CAR"
URELY the most universal of all cars. Serving, satisfying, and
money-making, day after day, £ear after year, everywhere
throughout the world of civilization. It stands in a class by itself
—the one universal car. A source of pleasure and a bearer of burdens
on the farm and in the city. Anywhere and everywhere, the Ford
Touring Car stands supreme in its service-giving, satisfying, money-
That reliable, satisfactory, economical, dependable “Ford After-
Service’’ which is making the Ford dealer and the Ford car twin factors
for prosperity, is, as you know, universal in its possibilities because
wherever you go the Ford dealer is prepared to take care of your wants
and nowhere are they better prepared than right in our shops. We
have everything in the way of labor-saving, time-saving machinery
Ford taught and skilled workmen, and the genuine Ford-made parts
We want you to remember this because it means that your car need
never be idle.
We can now give you reasonable prompt' deliveries and it is only
fair to us that you should leave your orders with as little delay as
possible, if you want us to be prompt in making delivery, you will be
prompt in placing your order.
Jonas Hedlund & Sons, Agents
ELK CITY, OKLAHOMA
Are You Careful?
There are many ways to lose a dollar where there is
one way to make it.
IT THEREFORE PAYS TO BE CAREFUL
Once made the place to put your dollar is in a safe
bank where it cannot be stolen, burned of rois-spent.
A check for money spent is the best receipt and will
save you many a controversy regarding, Dayment of
yo or .bills.
Our CHECKING and SAVINGS departments are at
LET US HELP YOU TO BE CAREFUL
First Mational Bank
“LEAVE IT TO GUY”
First: It is sold at a mod-
erate price. You save when
you buy it
Second: It has more than the
ordinary leavening strength,
therefore, you use less.
Third: There are no fail-
ures—it always makes the
sweetest, most palatable of
Fourth: It is used by mil-
lions of housewives—leading
domestic science teachers
and cooking experts.
JWHEM YOU BUY IT-WHIN YOU IISEIT
Fifth: It is the best Baking
Powder that can be produced. Was
given highest awards at World’s
Pure Food Exposition, Chicago;Paris
Exposition, Paris, France.
Sixth: It contains only such
ingredients as have been officially
approved by the United States Food
The finest quality Baking
Powder—at the most economical
cost "The Biggest Bargain That
Goes into the Kitchen Today.”
Pound can of Calumet contains full
16 oz. Some baking powders come in
12 oz. instead of 16 oz. cans. Be sure
you get a pound when you want it
—| cup butter,
Vz cup sugar, 2
eggs, V2 CUP
flour, 1 level tea-
$4 cup chopped
nuts, 1 teaspoon
Ttien mix in tha
Y. M. C. A.
The Y, M. C. A. here had three
delegates at the State Convention
last week. Geo, Peeler, Victor Hun-
ter and Prof. Richards. At their
last meeting Rev. De Vore gave an
address explaining the work, he be-
ing formerly a Y. M. C. A. man.
Mrs. Fred Elmore, wRo had been
’ visiting her aunt, Mrs. R. B. Francis,
left Friday for Randalett to visit her
Mrs. Jud Custer and Mrs. 0. I.
Massey returned Friday from several
days visit with Carroll and Grace at
Uncle Jube Thurmond went to Ok-
lahoma City Friday to stay a few
days. His son, “E. K.” who had been
in Sayre, accompanied him to the
Peter Breniser left Friday for
Fayetteville, Ark., on a businc ss trip.
Mrs. Millie Buchanan, of Tulsa,
returned to bar home Saturday after
a week’s visit with her brother, Jack
Billings and family.
Rev. Hefley’s father came up from
Cache, and has been visiting him
the past week.
Mrs. John McCollister went to
Clinton last Saturday to visit a few
days with relatives.
Best McAlester Lump 'Coal at
$11.75 per ton at our bins—Farmer’s
Milling & Supply Co. 4-7
Mrs. R B. Bennett of near Doxey,
•ame in Saturday to visit her daugh-
ter, Mrs. Cowdrey.
Mrs. Osborne of Vernon, Texas,
arrived here Saturday to visit and
help care for Mrs. W. T. Hollis, who
recently underwent an operation.'
Mrs. Osborne is a sister of Mrs. W.
Billy Allen, son of Rev. M. T.
Allen, was here Fridav enroute to
Custer City to visit, a few days with
his narents. He is attending school
M':s= Mary Sou Snoddv who is
teaching at the Taylor school vi-it-
"d home •folks here Saturday and
Sunday. We understand Ural. Sadi
dler. Taylor and Port are talking
consolidation. That would make a
Dr. f. A. Lee, rectal isecblist, will
Ttsesdev, April 11th and 12th. Offie
Meat Market. 4-7
The beautiful Martha Washington
flower in the express office owned
bv Mrs John Heard, has been the
admiration of all who see it, also her
other beautiful flowers.
A number of the members of the
Church of Christ from Elk City, wer.t
over to Cordell to the big meeting
held there last Friday. Among those
going v.ere Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Al-
bert, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Stansberrv,
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cullum, L. F.
Martin, Mrs. Silas Cox. and A.
Mansur.; Also Johnnie Tomlinson
and Mrf Lookingbill of Port. They
were there in the interest of the
Western Oklahoma Christian College,
Aoplv Ballard’s Snow Liniment to
joints that ache. It relieves bone
ache, muscle ache and neuralgic
Dain. Three sizes. 30c, 60c and $1.20
o»r bottle. Sold by Gregory Drug
Money bnck without question
if HUNT'S Salve fails in the
treatment of ITCH, ECZEMA,
RINGWORM, TETTER or
athvr ttebiof r.kin disenei*.
tvs tj 7ft r»:n\ bo* a* our rink.
murderers of r.
Sheriff Brown Run* Down Murderer*
of Lawton Car Driver at
CONFESS TO HEINOUS CRIME
Two Women Participate in Robbery
of W. M. Sheldon, At Herring
La*t Monday Night
From Cheyenne Star:
Sheriff R, E Brown was notified
Monday night about twelve o’clock
that W. M. Sheldon, manager of the
Herring & Young store at Herring,
had been held up and robbed of all
the money that was in the store,
$134.84, by three men dressed in
khaki, and that they had driven west
in a high powered car. Sheriff
Brown and deputy Joyce left immed-
iately in pursuit. They first went to
Amarillo, then to Perryton, Texas,
where four suspects, two men and
two women were arrested.
At the same time Sheriff Brown
tvas searching for the hi-jackers, of-
ficers at Lawton were searching for
a missing car driver, another man
and two women. The Lawton offi-
cials thought that the car driver had
met with foul play at the hands of
the trio. When Sheriff Geo. H.
Frampton and County Attorney,
Fletcher Riley of Lawton were noti-
fied of the arrest at Perryton, they
started for the Panhandle town, pass-
ing through this city about miijnight
Wednesday night and ,'arriving at
Perryton early Thursday morning.
After a number of hours of quiz-
zing William Tate made a confession
to having killed Russell Sprague, the
Lawton car driver, Saturday night,
March 26, by hitting him on the
head with a pistol then shooting him
and throwing his body in Hell creek.
He denied in this statement having
committed the Herring robbery.
Together with Tait was arrested
Cleo Gobin, Mrs. L. (Jack) Duff and
Eva Hewitt. Each of these made con-
fessions of the Herring robbery and
Gobin told of the killing of Russell
Sprague, the service car driver.
A Buick mystery car left Lawton
about one hour before Sheriff Framp-
ton, but on account Of tire trouble
Framton reached Perryton a few
minutes before the mystery car
which was loaded with six Lawton
men. This car trailed the officers
from Perryton to Canadian and then
back to Cheyenne where Tait and
(<obin were placed in jail and the
women were locked in the court
house and guarded. The mystery car
left town about midnight and im-
mediately Sheriff Frampton loaded
Tait and Gobin in their car and left
for a safer place to keep them.
Officers are reasonably sure that the
occupants of the mystery car intend-
ed to overpower the officers and
lynch the prisoners.
Excitement is running high at this
plaee as well as at Lawton on ac-
count of the local feature of the
case, the robbery committed in this
county and the fact that the Hewitt
woman is well known to a number
of our citizens.
Mrs. L. (Jack) Duff and Eva
Hewitt: 18 and 19 years of age, were
according to Mrs. Duff’s statement,
discharged from a detention home at
Lawton, March 21. Last Friday the>
went to Oklahoma City, returning to
Marlow Sunday afternoon at four
o’clock where they were met by Tait
and Gobin. They drove to Fletcher
and stayed all night. Then they
drove to Elk City where they spent
all but seven cents of their money
for gasoline. They then drove to
Herring, and after viewing the situ-
ation they drove east to the timber
where the girls disguised as men and
came back, and together with the men
robbed the Herring & Young store.
They then went to Canadian, then to
Perryton, where they were arrested.
All four are charged with murder,
but it is likely the charge will be dis-
missed against the women. If the
charge is dismissed they will be
brought hack to this county where
they will plead guilty to a charge of
Statement of William Tate
Made on the 31st day of March,
1921, at Perryton, Texas.
I was born at Cedar City, Utah.
My mother is'living at Enterprise
now. I am 20 years of age. I have
Been in Lawton and Fort Sill four-
teen months. I have known Cleo
Gobin for six months. I have known
Eva Hewitt ainut a year. 1 have
known Jack Duff about three weeks.
I have been arrested for being drunk.
I have lived in Cedar City, and Salt
Lake City, Utah,. 1 have served with
Battery “C" 9th F. A. Fort Sill, Ok-
lahoma. I enlisted in Salt Lake Cky,
Utah, February 3rd, 1920.
I did go out to a house east of
Lawton in Gobin's white car. Go-
bin was with me, when I went out.
The girls were not there when we
arrived on Sunday, March 20th. I
did not make a trip out there alone
in his car. 1 stayed at that house
II miles east of Lawton and one-
fourth mile north of Lawton. I hit
Russell Sprague over the head with
a pistol at the house east of Lawton.
I had no motive for it. We got the
car. This is the car we have here.
The hit over the head did not kill
him. He was shot. He was shot in
the heard and thrown in the creek.
Cleo and I both were present when
he was shot.. Both of us helped to
throw him in the creek. After we
knocked him in the head we searched
h'm to see if he had any money on
him. We got $13.00. We divided the
money after we returned to the
house. When he was knocked in the
head he was not dead. We tied his
hands behind his back and tied his
feet. He said something after 1 hit
him He was hit after dark. I wo?
with Gobin when we telephoned for
Sprague. We went back to the house
and waited for him. He came in
about 30 minutes or longer. We put
him in the car, we set him on the
bottom of the car in the back seat.
I sat in the back. Gobin drove. We
went south to the main road and
turned east. We passed two or three
creeks. We drove about nine miles.
It was about three east and north to
a creek. We carried him out of the
car. We carried him about 25 steps
close to the creek bank. We laid him
down. Sprague never said a word.
I think he was alive. I shot him. We
both threw him in the creek. We
took his hat. The hat is in the car
I guess. We took his shoes, they are
in the car. Gobin drove back. Cleo
Gobin was about two or three steps
from me when I shot him. He was
shot with a 38 pistol. It was Gobin’s
pistol. It was a Smith & Wesson
pistol we shot him with. It was not
a Colts. I had hold of the barrel
when I hit him. I had not been
drinking. When wc went back home
we went to bed. No women were
there. We got up about 9 o’clock.
We had hid the car in the thicket by
the house. We drove to Marlow. We
picked up the girls who are with us
now under arrest. We got dinner
went to a. hotel about three hours,
put the car in a garage, waited for
the girls to come. They came about
4 o’clock, we walked to the depot,
we drove off, we went to Sterling
from Marlow, then to Fletcher It
was getting dark. We stayed in
Fletcher that night. I registered as
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Dennis, I had
Eva, the smallest girl with me. Jack l
stayed with Gobih. }Ve were all in
ore room. We left Fletcher next
morning. Gobin drove and we stop-
per at Elk City. We came generally
west. W’e didn’t do no robbing,
didn’t get anything. We went from
Elk City to Canadian. We came out
of Canadian to Perryton, stopped
at about 5 o’clock and was arrested
about 7 o’clock. We were arrested
for this robbing business. The next
day they said they called up. The
girls were dressed in khaki. After
we dumped the body we stopped and
t«wk the service tag off. We raised
the cushions and found a little 22
gun. I took a watch off of Sprague
at the house when I searched him for
I was at the house Saturday before
the thing occured. Wc walked to the
little store on the creek but never
went beyond the bridge. We walked
through the field when we went out
and we went behind the big barn. I
had been at the house all week. I
hadn’t been away from the house
very much. We hadn’t planned
getting the car. Wo were going to
Duncan. After Gobin called up we
decided to tie him first then later to
get rid of him.
(Signed) WILLIAM TAIT
Subscribed and sworn to before
me this 31st dav of March. 1921.
David D Shank. Co. Clerk.
Ochiltree County, Texas.
Regal Dorcas and Keeler strains,
Madison Square Garden and Oklaho-
ma Sjtate Fair winners, eggs for
hatching; first pen $5.00; second
pen $3.00 per 15.—J. L. Heard, Box
391, Elk City, Okla. 3-17tf
Miss Mason, manager of the
Western Union office here, returnet'
the first of the week from a two
week's visit with her parents at
Mrs. C'nas. Johnson returned
Thursday from her trip to Oklahoma
City, where she visited Mrs. H. O.
Hixon in her new home, which Mrs.
Johnson says is simply fine. She
says the Hixons are well rleased
with their life in the city. She also
visited Mrs. Paul Kroeker in El Reno
before returning home.
Children who have worms are pale,
sickly and peevish. A dose or two of
Wnite\ Cream Vermifuge will clear
them out. and restore rosy cheeks
and cheerful spirits. Price 3.V
Sold bjspregory Drug Co. 4-28
You won’t be satisfied
with a car unless you are
satisfied with the battery.
The Willard Threaded Rub-
ber Battery not only gives the
right service to begin with, but
keeps on giving it, and actually
outlasts the battery plates.
The plates are insulated—
not merely separated. And the
Threaded Rubber Insulation
neither warps, cracks, nor punc-
tures, because unlike wood
separators, it is not affected by
Drive around. Ask questions.
We give authorized Willard
Elk City Battery
Elk City, Oklahoma
Mr. and Mrs. Jones Hedlund and I _______
daughter Irene, Mrs. 7. Moore anil Mrs. G A- Wells is adding three
Miss Nannie Holcomb visited the rooms her home on Eighth street.
Granite mountains Sunday. 1--
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Stockwell of
Lewis Fenter will preach at He- i Sayre, were here Monday on a busi-
bron at, 11 o’clock Sunday morning, ness visit.
A Floor Varnish That Stands
Rough and Scuff
Lowe’s Durable is one of
the few floor varnishes
made especially for floors
—one of the few that fully
fulfills its purpose.
It is heavy in body,
covers thoroughly and
gives complete protection
to the floor. Dries hard,
but will not crack even
though the wood is dented.
And it is easy to apply—
does not drag on the brush
Durable Floor Varnish
does not hav'e that cheap
“shiny” look, but g'ves a
deep, rich gloss effect.
It is tough and elastic
enough to stand wear ar.d
tear. It does not mar
Water—boiling hot or
freezing cold-does not
affect it. It is a varnish
we recommend for your
floors. It is made just for
Western Lumber & Hardware Co.
ELK CITY, OKLAHOMA
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