Elk City News-Democrat (Elk City, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 1, Ed. 2 Thursday, May 4, 1922 Page: 1 of 8
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ELK CITY NEWS-DEMOCRAT
ELK CITY, BECKHAM COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY 4. 1922
One of the special features of the
Beckham County Fair this year will
be the fireworks each evening. It
will be the greatest fireworks ever
shown in Western Oklahoma.* A
feature number of the program will
be a “Down on the Farm”—showing
“Hiram and Samanthy’’ about their
chores, and the barnyard scene with
bossy and the family mule and even
the peacock with his brilliant
plumage will be in the scene.
The Fair Association is particuliar
fortunate in being able to bring this
kind of entertainment here, for as
a rule they contract only with the
larger cities. The program com-
pares favorable with the one given at
the State Fair at Oklahoma City
Beckham County Fair dates this
year are September, 19, 20, 21, 22,
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR WILL
The Demolay Organization of
Oklahoma City will be in Elk City
next Tuesday evening to assist the
Knights Templar in their organiza-
tion of a Demolay here. The organi-
zation here will be composed of boys
between the ages of sixteen and
twenty-one years of age. These boys
must be recommended as clean, up-
right, moral, Christian boys. Quar-
ters and paraphanalia for carrying
on the work will be furnished by the
Knights Templar. In addition to the
rivilege derived from being a mem-
ler of the organization and the
moral influence resulting from asso-
ciating with the Masonic Lodge,
there is a fund of 1500,000.00 pro-
vided by the Grand Encampment to
be used by members of the Demolay
Organization for educational pur-
EVANGELISTIC campaign ...
WILL BEGIN JUNE 4TH
The sermon Sunday morning on
the subject “The Way to1 Content-
ment” is of special interest to all
people, for we all are more or less
discontented. Many gray hairs have
appeared in the heads of compara-
tively young people, and numerous
graves have been filled prematurely
by people who have worried about
things over which they have no con-
trol. Come Sunday morning and
hear Christ’s teaching concerning
RADIO PHONE IN ELK CITY
Raymond Custer is installing a
new Radiophone at the Palace Drug
Store this week. We shall soon ex-
pect to “attend” Oklahoma Oity,
Chicago and even New York City
Concerts, speeches, etc., right in Elk
MOTHER’S DAY PROGRAM
An invitation has been extended
by the Cultus Club to all mothers in
Elk City to attend their Mother’3
Day Program, which will be given at
the First Christian Church on Broad-
way tomorrow (Friday) afternoon
at 2:30. An excellent program has
been arranged by these ladies for the
occauon and they urge all mothers
DEATH OF MRS. J. W. ADAIR
Friends received word of the death
from pneumonia of Mrs. J. W. Adair
which occurred at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Lillian Mahaffey at
Memphis. Texas, last Sunday, April
30th. The body was brought to Elk
City Tuesday, accompanied by Mr.
Adair and Miss Ethel Adair. They
were met at the depqt by a number
of the S. W. C. girls, who escorted
the body to Grubitz Undertaking
Parlors and the bereaved ones to the
homes of friends.
Funeral services were held yester-
day afternoon at the M. E. Church,
South, conducted by Rev. De Vore,
with the S. W. C. girls composing the
Mrs. Adair was born in Fayette-
ville, Tenn., July 28th, 1862 and was
59 years, 9 months and 2 days old
at the time of her death. She was
married to J. W. Adair May 7th,
1877. With the husband there are
four children left to moorn the loss
of a devoted wife and mother. The
children are, Mrs. Sam Floomoy,
Chireno,Texas; Mrs. C. R. Mahaffey,
Memphis, Texas; Miss Ethel Adair,
Oklahoma City and W. G. Adair. J.
Will Adair, a son died several years
ago in Elk City.
Mrs. Adair was greatly beloved by
all who knew her for her sweet Chris-
tian character, and it was with deep
sorrow news of her death was re-
ceived by her many friends. She had
lived in Elk City for a number of
years, and her friends were number,
ed by her acquaintances.
Deepest sympathy is extended to
the aged husband and children by
the friends and the members of the
' SISTER DIES
H. C. Winkler, or known to you
as Kirk Winkler, returned Saturday
from Loup City, Nebraska, where he
had been called two weeks before on
account of the illness of a sister. She
died a few days after his arrival.
CATHOLIC SCHOOL CLOSES
At a recent meeting of the St.
Joseph Parishoners it was decided,
on account of the unsafe condition
of the school building, to close the
school May 5th. The school work is
being rushed and final examinations
will be completed by the end of this
The congregation is making every
effort in trying to obtain funds
enough to obtain property down
town, and construct a new school
building and if successful they will
continue the school in Elk Oity.
The congregation would appreci-
ate any co-operation or assistance
that the community may extend.
MRS. BERRY DIES
Mrs. Berry of Belmont neighbor-
hood, mother of Mrs. J. C. Perry,
died last Monday of dropsy. Mrs.
Berry has been ill for some time.
Interment was made at Sayre-Doxey
H. O. JONES OPERATED
Dr. Aderholdt came out from El
Reno Saturday to operate H. O. Jones
who has had serious trouble with his
hip since his accident some two years
CAMP FIRE GIRLS BENEFIT PROGRAM
MONDAY, MAY 8tk
The “WEWOKA CIRCLE” will give a special
program Monday, May 8th, at the Story Theatre
at 7:45 P. M. in conjunction with pictures.
The girls will have charge of the Theatre
from box office to stage, and will wear their
regular Khaki uniforms, sing and dance to their
music. Miss Ruby Brown will give a selected
The National Camp Fire Organization was
founded ten years ago last March by Mrs. and
Dr. Gulick of New York City. The Wewoka
Circle of Elk City was organized last September
taking the name that a former Circle of this city
Camp Fire Slogan is “Give Service,” the
Watchword “Wohelo” is taken from the words,
Work, Health and Love, using the first two
letters of each word. The law of Camp Fire is
t:) be “Trustworthy” “Hold on to Health”
“Glorify Work” and “Be Happy.”
The three ranks that a girl may work for are
“Woodgatherer”, “Torch Bearer” and “Fire-
maker.” Each girl selects an Indian name the
symbols of which she uses as a design for her
Mrs. Jack Cummings is guardian and Miss
Carmen Scott is assistant guardian of the We-
The following girls are members of the Elk
City band:—Helen Blackburn, Ruby Brown,
Ruth Brown, Mae Cooper, Mae Davis, Dorothy
Dennis, Louise Galloway, Frances Gray, Audrey
Hunter, Gladys Jones, Lillian Jones, Thelma
Jones, Jewell King, Ruth Royse, Ita Royse,
Ocello Royse, Hazelle Siglin, Margarette Siglin,
and Ruth Williams.
ELK CITY INTER CHURCH
BASE BALL LEAGUE
Tne baseball games of the Inter-
church league promise to be a popu-
lar mode of entertainment for Ell(
City people this summer.
A series of games has been ar-
ranged, the first of which was play-
ed yesterday, be|wen the Baptist
and Catholic teams, the Catholic
winning with a score of 11 to 3.
Batteries for the Catholics were
Tesmar and Amend, and for the
Baptists Ripple and Barham.
Be at the game next week and
root for your team.
After June first, the business
houses will close at four o'clock
each Wednesday afternoon. The
schedule of games i3 as follows:
Wednesday, May 3rd
Thursday, May 4th
Wednesday, May 10th
Thursday, May 11th
Wednesday, May 17th
Thursday, May 18th
Wednesday, May 24th
Thursday, May 25th
Wednesday, May 31st
Thursday, June 1st
Wednesday, June 7th
Thursday, June 8th
Wednesday, June 14th
Thursday, June 15th
Wednesday. June 21st
Thursday, June 22nd
Wednesday, June 28th
Thursday, June 29th
Wednesday, July 5th
Thursday, July 6th
Wednesday, July 12th
Thursday, July 13th
Wednesday, July 19th
Thursday, July 20th
Wednesday, July 26th
Thursday. July 27th
Wednesday, August 2nd
Thursday, August 3rd
Wednesday, August 9th
Thursday, August 10th
Wednesday, August 16th
Thursday, August 17th
Wednesday, August 23rd
RULES FOR THE INTER-
Name—The name of this organi-
zation shall be: “THE YOUNG
PEOPLES CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC
ASSOCIATION OF ELK CITY.”
Purpose—The purpose of this or-
ganization shall be: To promote clean
week day athletics for the benefit of
Membership—Members shall con-
sist of the members of the Sunday
schools and Young People’s Societies
of the city who shall comply with
the rules of said Association.
Officers—The officers shall con-
sist of a Board of Control, with five
(up-to-date) members, cr.e from each
church participating, one manager
and captain for each team and um-
Finances—The association shall be
financed by a free will offering
taken at the games or otherwise as
the Board of Control may direct.
Rule 1—Players participating in
games must have been present at
Sunday school or Young People’s So-
ciety of the church which they rep-
resent two Sundays in succession.
Rule 2—In case player is absent
two Sunday#in succession he will be
deemed ineligible. He may again be
reinstated by attending two Sundays
in succession. Above rule shall not
apply to player if he is absent on ac-
count of sickness of either self or
family, or where employed in a bus-
iness that requires him to be on duty
Rule 3—Players or managers shall
not participate in Sunday baseball
games. (Note) Participating in
Sunday baseball games shall be con-
strued to mean, playing on a regu-
larly organized team, umpiring, act-
ing as gate-keeper or otherwise help-
ing to promote a matched game of
ball which is played on Sunday.
Rule 4—The eligibility jf a player
shall be questioned by Captain or
Manager only, and complaint must
bo presented to the Board of Control
for final decision, and in writing.
Rule 5—Games will start promptly
at 4:15 P. M. In case the team
is not ready to play at specified time,
fifteen minutes of grace will be al-
lowed the manager in which time .he
must get a team on the field rea’dy
to stall;. The manager of a team
not complying with this rule shall
forfeit, the game. Managers shall
have the right to start the game with
less than nine players or use substi-
tutes from his’ regular list of
Rule 6—By mutual agreement
seven innings shall constitute a game;
however, if an umpire calls a game
on account of darkness or rain after
four innings have been played it
shall constitute a game.
Rule 7—The Board of Control
shall arrange for umpires. Managers
shall agree upon one or two of the
several umpires selected. In case
the Manager's fail to agree upon an
umpire, r. field manager appointed
fc" the Bor.rd of Control shall choose
Rule 8—A„ least two new balls
shall be in possession of the umpire
at the beginning of the game. When
necessary additional balls shall be
provided by the field manager in
order to keep the game in progress.
Rule 9—The Board of Control
shall act upon a game played under
protest within five days after said
game has been played.
Rule 10—Postponed games must
be set for the following week where
possible. In case managers cannot
agree upon a day a game must be
played then the field manager
Rule 11—The first time teams
play, the managers will flip a coin
to determine the home team; there-
after they will alternate, it being un-
derstood that the visiting team bats
Rule 12—Except where the above
rules conflict with Spauldings Na-
tional League Base Ball Rules, same
shall be the rules by which this
league wil] be governed.
Board of Control—V. C. Tisdal,
Chairman; Henry Tyler, Sec’y-
Treas.; E. J. Story, Jno. Gray, R. L.
Purchasing Committee—Jno. Gray,
E. J. Story, R. L. Reid.
R. A. KING HAS BIG TRIP
R. A. King returned Saturday
from attending the Knights Templar
Grand Encampment held at New
Orleans. There were 150 Knights
and ladies went from Oklahoma on
a special train. Enroute they attend-
ed the Grand Commandary of Texas
held at Fort Worth, being their vis-
itor's and taking part in the parade.
They went on to Houston, then to
Ga veston, taking a boat ride on the
Gulf, returned to Houston and em-
barked for New Orleans. The Grand
Encampment parade was ten miles
Jong, m which 17,000 participated.
There were over 200,000 people wit-
nessed the parade. When the Okla-
homa crowd came in view they were
a'ways given applause, and the Ok-
lahomans had no band either, to
draw attention to them. The Okla-
homans returned via. of Memphis
and Little Rock. Mr. King tells you
in an article elsewhere “Why Okla-
homa is so Attractive”. Be sure
and read it.
The next meeting of the Parent-
Teachers Association is Monday
evening, May 8th. The Boys and
Girls Glee Clubs of the school will
furnish the special music and Prof.
Burris of Weatherford will make an
address, after which the auditorium
will be cleared of seats ana there
will be an hour of games.
Bring your Community Song Hooks.
THE DEATH OF
MRS. RACHEL WHITED
After an illness of several months
Mrs. Rachel Whited died at the
family home in Elk City, last Monday
May 1st. 1922.
Funeral services were held at the
First Methodist Church Tuesday
afternoon, conducted by Dr. J. A.
J ester. A large crowd was present
to show the respect and love they
had for this mother of Israel. “Sun
of My Soul” was sung by the choir,
after which Dr. Jester gave the obi-
tuary and spoke words of praise
about the life of the deceased, who
had been such a loving and sacrific-
ing mother, one whom her children
can rise up and call her blessed.
Mrs. Whited had been a member
of the Primitive Baptist church since
a young woman. She lived a true
consistent Christian life and as with
the Psalmst of old she was able to
say of the Lord, ‘'He is my.refuge
and my fortress.”
Rev. De Vore led in prayer, Dr.
Jester read the fourteenth chaper
of Saint John, after which “Saved
by Grace” was sung by Mesdames
Hastings and Straight, and the choir
sang .“Nearer My God to Thee.”
Interment in charge of Mr. Robi-
son was made at the FairlaWn ceme-
tery by the side of her husband, R.
Whited, who died December 25th,
Rebecca Hurst was born in Union
County, Tenn., August 26th, 1849,
and died in Elk City, Okla., May 1st,
1922, aged 72 years, 7 months and
On April 28th, 1868 she was mar-
ried to Reuben Whited. To this
union thirteen children were born,
eleven whom survive her, one child
died at six years of age and one
when twenty years old. Eight of the
children were with her when she
passed away, two daughters in Ar-
kansas and one in Kansas being un-
able to be present..
The children are: Wm. J. Whited,
Shawnee, Okla.; Mrs. Matilda Cook,
Union County, Tenn.; Lafayette
Whited, Elk City; Mrs. Nellie Miller,
Driggs, Ark.; Martha, (who died
in July 1896 at the age of twenty
years); Mrs. Arminta Miller, Driggs,
Ark.; Sarah, (died December 27th,
at the age of six years); Mrs.
Evelyns Maples, Elk City; Mrs.
Emma Pasco, Auburn, Neb.; John
W. Whited, Oklahoma City; Mrs.
Ellen Bennett, Snyder, Okla.; Mrs.
Minnie McAnnally, Henrietta, Texas
and Sylvester Whited, Elk City.
The News-Democrat joins with the
many friends in extending sympathy
to the bereaved ones.
M. C. Nichols was killed and J. R.
Fitzwater was scalped yesterday
morning, when the motor car on
which they were riding jumped the
rails and was ditched. Cooper and
Newby, two other men who were
also on the car, escaped uninjured.
The accident happened between
Cheyenne and Strong City and it is
reported the car was going so fast
that when it hit a curve it jumped
the rails. Nichols, who lived two
hours was taken to Clinton, and
Fitzwater, who will recover from
his injuries was taken to the home
of his father-in-law, John Ragain in
NEW MEMBERS OF C. OF C.
The following members have been
added to the membership 'of the
Chamber of Commerce since the list
was published a few weeks ago.
C. H. Casebolt.
J. W. Corn.
J. R. Dennis.
R. A. King.
C. H. Lemmex.
T. J. McBee.
A. R. Medaris. ,
H. M. Richardson.
W. S. White.
J. L. Willoughby.
A message was received by Mr*.
Guy Woodman Tuesday telling of
the arrival bright and early that
morning of Master Jodie D. Jr., at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jodie
Crabtree of Escanaba, Michigan.
Grandma Alice Hall is expected to
recover and Papa Jodie is walking
Dr. Crowder has a volunteer peach
tree on his place on Broadway which
has caused much comment. He
brought a branch to this office last
Thursday showing the peaches thick
as hops, some two, some three, then
four, five and’ six. Not in separate
bunches, but all stuck together like
the Siamese twins. The cluster of
five look like stars. We wonder if
anyone has ever seen anything of the
kind before, and what does it rep-
ANOTHER ELK CITY
YOUNG MAN HONORED
Minnis A. Mansur one of our own
home town boys, has accepted the
principalship of the Cheyenne schools
for next year. Minnis get3 his de-
gree from Norman University this
SALE OF PLANTS AND BULBS
The Presbyterian Aid Society will
have on sale, Friday and Saturday,
in the building north of Hewlett’s,
all kinds of plants and bulbs, such
as ferns, geraniums, cinerera
colens, salvia, lantana pansies, canna
bulbs, etc. Sale starts at ten o’clock
Throw your clothes away. Let
us clean and repair them and
make them look good as new.
Old Armory Bldg. North Main
“And Home Came Ted”
THURSDAY NIGHT, MAY 18TH
HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
Admission:—Adults 50c; Children 25c
To our many friends-and Customers we wish to say,
that we will be in our new home on North Main St.,
by Friday, May 5th, and will be the better prepared
to take care of your needs than ever before.
We invite the public to come and get our service
on TEXACO PRODUCTS and WILLARD STORAGE
SLATE & WILLSEY
Successors to Elk City Battery Co.
North Main St., 1st door north of Johnson’s
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