Elk City News-Democrat (Elk City, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 2, 1922 Page: 1 of 9
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ELK CIT/ NEWS-DEMOCRAT
ELK CITY, BECKHAM COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1922.
MANY BARGAINS IN
Do not fail to read the classified
- : ads this week. You will find many
The wedding of Miss Eulalia L.: bargains, or if you want to rent a
Hiebert, only daughter of Mr. and Placf- » /arm- to* something,
Mrs. A. L. Hiebert, with Mr. H. H.1 wa,Jt to trade for something, you will
Midyett took place Sunday evenink probably find there just what you
seven o’clock, October 29th,, in the want; Thi.^week we have many un-
home of the bride’s parents. juaual bargains in trades, tor ins-
The bride, who is a pretty, accom- stal?«! °"e. iman wa,nte to “swap a
plished young lady, was atttired in Registered hog for a fat hog. This
navy blue Poiret twill with accessor- ls a splendid trade for someone who
ies to match. The bride and groom
LIST OF O’DONNELL’S
P UB L I C
entered the living room alone and
were met by Judge R. Wl Jones, who
read the marriage service. Immedia-
tely after the marriage service the
bride’s mother served a bountiful
The groom is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Midyett of Moravia, Ok-1 Canute,
lahoma, and is one of Elk City’s' Lee Rylanl of northwest of Elk
splendid young business men and, City. , ,, . .
we congratulate him on his choice I George Music southeast of Elk
of a bride, who after leaving Elk] City.
City High School, took a business1 Joe Lusby, northwest of Elk City,
course at Roberts College. She ex- ] d- Cartmill, northwest of Elk
cels in music as well as the culinary City.
I J. A. Robison, southeast of
Morey at Foss.
Albert Hawkins, Canute.
Woods and Strocbel, south
OLD TIME REVIVAL
AT BAPTIST CHURCH
SEVENTY-SIX HAVE JOINED THE CHURCH-FIVE
HUNDRED AND TWO ATTEND SUNDAY SCHOOL
Mr. and Mrs. Midyett will be at
home to their many friends after
November 15th on West Third Street
in their own home. We wish this
splendid young couple a happy, pros-
TWO FIRES FRIDAY
Last Friday afternoon fire broke
out near the oil storage tank of the
Elk City Ice Co., b t by qyjck work
Herville Luttrell, Sandstone.
Henry Frost, Port.
Mr. Simpson, Morewood.
Chas. Mooney, Brinkman,
i M, Reynolds, northeast of
Mr. Neighbors, southwest of
G. G. Perkins, south Elk City.
Last Sunday will go down in his-
tory as a red-letter day fbr the Bap-
tist church here. To begin with, the
Sunday School had 502 present. Ev-
ery department of the school was
almost taxed fo capacity, except the
primary department, which has the
largest quarters for the present.
After the song service led by Mr.
Leeper, in, his forceful way, Rev.
Ridgeway preached a sermon fraught
j with power, at the close of which 55
Ca-' Pr°fef,8®d faith in Christ and were an.-
! proved for Baptism. To the close of
Sunday evening’s service seventy-six
had united with the Baptist church.
The pastor, Charles Lemmex, of
the Christian church proffered the
Elk I use of their building for the overflow
I congregation Sunday evening. Rev.
Eik Sebe Thomas, who was a former pas-
tor of the Baptist church here, prea-.n
| ed at the Christian church to the
COUSINS MEET AFTER
Joe VanAuken enjoyed a days' vis-
it Sunday with his cousin G. C. Jones
of Basin, Wyoming, whom he had
not seen for fifteen years. Mr. Jones
is a revenue officer a^id was on a
business trip to Oklahoma City
when he remembered about Joe living
here. He phoned Saturday night
but both concluded it would cost
at least $25.00 to get their visit out
over the phone, so Mr. Davis came
on to Elk City and they spent the
day Sunday talking over old times.
DEATH OF AGED LADY
of /her son,
to go over the Bible, Mother’s pray-
er and love, the Sunday School, prov-
idential occurences. Holy Spirit and
the Cross of Jesus Christ.
The Boosters, comprising the chil-
dren, gave an interesting song ser-
vice Saturday evening preceding the I
sermon, also gave some Bible verses M. E. Church South on Monday,
in concert. Mr. Leeper is a good afternoon, Rev. DeVore officiating,
leader and the splendid work he has He said there was nothing he could
been doing with the children will ever] say to add more beauty, purity, holi-
">e remembered by them, and eternity ness and righteonsness than had been
uone will tell what the influence will lived in the life of Mother Scales.
Ann Scales died at the home
R. A. Scales, on Sun-
day night, aged 95 years, 3 months
a,nd 2 days.
Funeral services were held at the
Mr. Orndorf, south Elk City.
Jimmy Snyder, southeast Elk City.
C. Cooper, southwest Elk City.
alone will tell what the influence will lived in the life of Mother Scales,
be. I She was one of the dearest women
The first song they sang on Boos- he ever met and, he never heard her
ter night was: I say a single word against anyone.
Hats off ladies, please remove yout she was always speaking of the
hats, j beautiful things in others. She was
Hats off ladies, so the opes behind s0 Patient and *ood. Her life was
can see i sermon in itself. <!Ie took’ for
This was sung to the tune of “Good- hia text Job 5‘26: “Thou shalt come
night, Ladies.” down to thy grave in a full age, like
After the hats were removed thev\ a shock of grain cometh in, in its
members of that congregation and sang: ’ | season.” He said he thought it ^n
of the fire department the fire was Wm; Alco'rn; north Canute.
put out before much damage was
done. The oil around the premises
and also the weeds caused a big fire
and smoke for awhile.
Friday evening about seven o’clock
the building occupied by Middleton
Bros, as a produce bouse, 0. A. Kel-
ly's vulcanizing plant and headquar-
ters for A. Mansur, who sells oil
and gas was discovered to be on fire.
It is not known how the fire star-
ted, but Mr. Kelly had been doing
some vulcanizing work. Before go-
ing to supper, he noticed the fire
was low, and he did not want to
build up another, so they don’t think
it could have started from that fire.
The damage to the building was con-
siderable, and the owner, Landon
Cook, is undecided what he will do
about repairing of the building .He
had $600 insurance. Middleton
Bros, and Kelly had some insurance
and they are waiting for the adiuster
to come, before resuminu- business.
Another rollicking comedy by Mr.
and Mrs. Walter Dehaven. This is
▼ery good entertainment that keeps
you laughing throughout the whole
picture. Nov. 8-9. 10 and 20c.
Frank Morey, northwest Elk City.
Mr. Short, southwest Elk City,
STORY AMUSEMENT COMPANY
the overflow from the Baptist •‘Thank you ladies, now the ones be
church. At this service there were | hind can see"
two joined the Baptist church. A1
‘ " They believe in boosting all the
Christian church for use of
appropriate time of year when har-
vest is being gathered that this life
so full of goodness should pass away.
Like the fruit in orchard falls, be-
Has good bill booked for next
week. Besides three good Pictures,
“Peck’s Bsd Boy,” “Twin Beds,” and
“MaMa’s Affair’ there will also be
there will be services throughout the
week at 10:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Mrs. Hamilton is the pianist apd
she is ever faithful. Sometimes Mr.
Leeper will sing several songs with-
the regular serial program with it‘s j out stopping and Mrs. Hamilton can
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edmmodious building. ] cborus of Battle Hymn of the Re-
Rev. Hamilton, the castor, says .
----nt i----------- -----»—- ->-- “Booster, booster, be a Booster
“Booster, booster, be a Booster
“Booster, booster, be a Booster
And join our Booster Band.
educdtional advantages. Besides Hit the aune every time.
will be shown! Monday evening the
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ember 10th. There will be twelve] Rev. Ridgeway had a sermon that
of these subjects in the first series caused all to think. He said many
vote of thanks was extended to the i . _ ....... „„
their; ’or “ley sang to the tune of the cause it is ripe, full of sweetness so
—” ----- her life full of love, joy, peace, etc
just dropped out of its own accord.
Her life had been an inspiration to
others and she will be greatly miss-
ed by her loved ones.
She was born in North Carolina,
July 28, 1827 and belonged to the
first '.families of that state. She
was a woman of high intelligence and
accomplished. She was the mother
of five children, two who survive, R.
A. 51-ales and a daughter, Miss
Scales, who lived with J>er mother,
also several grandchildren who loved
The News Democrat and their
many friends extend deepest sym-
phy to the bereaved ones.
We’ll hang all the knockers on a sour
We’ll hang all the knockers on a sour
these programs there will be shown! Monday evening the crowd was
news of international interest, views not so large as usual because of the ,. ,
of industry and science, flashes of; bad weather and Mr. Leeper had the i " e *• hang all the knockers on a sour
nvf ai«f lifavatnro nir-fnrea nf rarps pnmrrpcmtinn fii aimr iav enmyq fn no. apple tree
And join our Booster Band.
features that everybody enjoys. The‘Monday” feeling so many have when
first number '‘CREATION” of the weather is cloudy. He sang for a
Bible series .-cgill start Friday, Nov-1 solo “The Great Judgment Morninj
and will be run at the Story Friday's
and Quality Saturday’s in order that
all school children may see them.
wilt enjoy Constance TaU
this adaption of Rachael
mage in _ .
Barton play. Handsome (Kenneth
Harlan is also enjoyable. Story
Theater, Saturday, Nov. 11th.
The Famous Japanese Light Opera by
DAVIES OPERA COMPANY
A Feast of Melody and Laughter—Pictures Also
Only 20c and 40c.
Quality Theatre—Friday, November 3rd
Superintendent of Public Instruction
She knows the problems of Rural School Administra-
tion “and is now serving her fifth year in the Doxey
She believe* in:
The best schools possible.
Better organized communities.
Cooperation of District and teachers.
Giving every one a square deal.
Being a friend of the teachers and assisting them
in their work.
Working in harmony with the taxpayers and
school boards of Beckham County to make our
•. • -schools the best in the state. '
Indorsed by the following people of the Doxey Com-
S. S. Moore, Clerk of school board.
P. J. Hemphill, Director. W. M. Ewton.
A. J. Reeves, Member.
J. A. Turner.
H. I. Cannon.
W. H. Conover.
M. R. Conover.
E. I. Tyndell.
E. A. Tyndell.
W. L. Hughes.
C. H. Rhyne.
Mrs. C. H. Rhyne.
D. C. B. Aiken.
I. R. Hall.
Mrs. W. M. Ewton.
Mrs. P. A. Seago.
Mrs. A. J. Reeves.
Anna F. Hemphill.
Mrs. S. S. Moore,
j. A. Young.
Mrs. J. A. Young.
J. E. Young.
Robert E. Grover.
J. D. Morgan.
Mrs. J. D. Morgan.
J. P. Alexander.
people in the world are making hurdle
races to hell. He told of the ob-
structions used in hurdle races then
said every man who goes to hell has
It’s a good thing to be a booster
It’s a good thing to know
It’s a good thing to be a booster
Wherever you may go.
Goodbye sin and satan
Goodbye all that’s bad,
It’s a fine thing to be a Christian,
For it makes your heart glad.
Last Thursday evening Mrs. Johjn
Heard was riding with Mr. and Mrs.
W. E. Corn and other friends and
they drove “over the waves”, A
place had been washed out and as
the car went over it, Mrs. Heard
was thrown against a bow in the top
of the car and received quite a bump
on her face, and she was wearing
two black eyes and a bruised nose
" FINE APPLES
Charles Hoard Returned IFriday
night from Washington where he
hsd been since May. He brought to
Aunt Alice several large apples from
H. C. Hess of Richland, Washing-
ton. The apples are the admiration
of all. Mr. Hoard says they are very-
cheap in that state, as freight rates
are so high. Some had shipped the
very finest apples and they had only
for several days. Her friends had ■ brought them fourteen cents a bushel
considerable fun over her looks but after freight was paid. He says there
she did not think there was ajiy- is a good market always for straw-
thing funny about it. She feels berries and asparagus,
thankful it was no worse. , i. . < ._:_
- WATERMELON AND SWEET
BUILDING BIG BARN POTATO ASSOCIATION
Mr. Piefer is erecting a large barn County Agent Eldredge is anxious
for Charles Nutley, southeast of town for the members to push the member-
It is one of the largest barns in Wash-] ship so that they may call a meet-
ita county, being 46x70 feet, and is ing of the members and elect a dir-
built of heavy timbers. Mr. Nutley is ector, and notify Bert Odelll, presi-
a wheat and alfalfa farmer and this dent of the county organization, so
barn will be of great help to him that he may call the directors for
in storing his feed and grain. He has the purpose of arranging for seed
a fine farm, six miles south and two and for housing the potatoes and
miles east of Elk City.
A protracted meeting is still in
such other things as they see fit.
PECK’S BAD BOY
The deeds of “Peck’s Bad Boy”
progress at Kiowa School District are internationally 'famous and in-
every night this week, and including describably funny. , JACKIE COO-
Friday. Rev. Hawley, the evange- GAN makes those escapades convlu-
list, reports an increasing attendance: singly real, and Irvin S. Cobb puts
and interest with, a packed house on the finishing polish on the five reels
Sunday night. Men and worndn who delicious laughter by writing sub-
have not attended meetings lately titles—-“just as Jackie would speak
are coming. God ia blessing the them.” This splendid picture—Story
community with conviction of the Theater, Nov. 6-7. Only 10 and
Holy Spirit and some already are 30c.
yielding to God. Rev. Hawley en-i -
joys preactog in .Western Oklahoma A housc is bcing. built on thc Mrs.
and likes Elk City and vicinity. He. Maggie Ragain place which Mike O’-
will probably begin*' a meeting at Donnell has been renting for several
B^tes Schoolho-se next Sunday,.Nov^ years, joining the’Madden place
ember 11th, as Kiowa’meeting .wijl where he has .been-living. He will
likely close on Friday or Saturday move there the first of the year.
nights this weeje.. All are welcome to, . % -_
FOR LAST WEEK
• ii* •
Mrs.-- -W. S. -White left Monday
n\( it for Chickasha- where she will
attend a committee meeting of the
Mrs. J. C Steele has been enjoy- state Federation of Women’s Clubs.
ing a visit from her mother, Mrs. ._
Virginia Plum and brother, Herbert It was a wonderful sight to see the
Breckedridge, of Missouri. 'autos parked on Broadway and Ad-
Mrs. Dr. Donavan recently retur- ami Sunday morning and Sunday
ned from a trip of two months to night, during the church services.
Boone county, Missouri. She said Then looking down the street you
they had a great time with so many could -see a large number in front
A baby girl was bora to Mr. and
Mrs. O. S. Rowland, living north of
On October 16th. a baby was born
to Mr. and Mrs. Louis ThomaB mak-
ing thirteen children for them, and
they are comparatively young peo-
of thc M. E. Church South also at
thc Presbyterian Church and at the
Church of God. Are you not glad
you live in a church going town?
The Elk City Jersey Dairy has
bcen^given a coat of white, every
building.Jbeing snow white, and looks
Charley Martin had his fingers so
badly mashed in a feed kinder Thurs-
day that it was necessasy to am-
FROM MR. AND MRS.
J. A. GORDON
Elk City Democrat:
Dear Old Friends—It has been a
lo,ng time since I saw you but thanks
to the Democrat I keep in touch with
Elk City pretty well. We have been
“back home” as we call it for a
After leaving Elk City we went to
Kansas City, then to Peoria, Illinois,
and later came here. Have a fine
business but expect to come to Elk
City some times to see our old friends
Read with much interest Mrs. Vera
Blackburn’s letters on their trip. We
have had a delightful fall here. Corn
will make from 50 to 75 bushels per
acre, wheat looks fine,and the roads
in Indiana are the best in the U. S.
You can drive across the state on
cement now, in fact, can go from
Terre Haute, Ind. to Detroit and
never hit mud. I am enclosing $2.00
and let my time runs out let me
know. What has became of Mr.
Palra.er, who was our minister when
we were there,
i With beBtr wishes to Aunt Alice
and all our friends; we remain,
MR. and MRS. J. A. GORDON,
601 N. D street, Richmond, Ind.
, BONUS BOND ISSUE
Elk City, Oklahoma,
October 27th, 1922. .
-Dear Aunt Alice—Will you give
me space ip the News Democrat, to
bypress my views cui the Soldiers'
Bonus Bond J.ssue? .
This is a political scheme to get
votes for Mayor Walton.
I heard a soldier boy say that if it
had been proposed to give them
say, fifteen or' twenty dollars . a
mqnth for the' period of enlistment
that the.people would have voted for
that, but they could! not and would
not vote for a bonus of fifty dollars
a month. " ‘ ....
I 'do not belifeve' the corporations,
bankers, oil. interest, railroads and
coal- operators would have this to
pay.' ' . .. .
• I believe the tux would and should
fall on alt alike and I do not believe
we eftn pay it even if we do want
to do something for the boys to
show that we are grateful.
Fifty millions is a lot of money
and when this is apportioned. to the
seventy six counties of Oklahoma,
just figure what our part would be.
I believe we will soon vote bonds
for hard surfaced roads.
Cap we pay the debt?
GEO. H. GAINES,
Rt. 2, Elk City, Okla.
H. Swartz and nephew, Mr. New-
ton *f Custer City, were here Sun-
day visiting Mr. and Mrs. Paaco,
friends of long ego when neighbors
Miss Rosa Zingg is having a new in Nebraska. ’Mr. Swartz was also a
roof and floor put in building west friend to Royse Bros, and Mole says
of the postoffice, occupied by Paul
Corbett, Chas. Fritch and McDaniel
the last time he saw him seems but
a short time yet it was twenty-eight
Those attending the singing at Mrs. V. C. Ward, who has been liv-
Highway Sunday say they had the inp in Sweetwater,. visited her par- Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Jester of Fort
largest crowd that ever attended a ents, Mr* and Mrs. Ellis. She left Worth, arrived here last Saturday to
Some Friday for ShidleT, Oklahoma, where visit his parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. A.
County Sipging Convention.______________________ ______
remarked that the cars were lined they will make their future home.!Jester Roscoe returned Sunday
up and parked in just like at the They will be in the grocery end dry but Mrs. Jester will be here until af-
Beckham County Fair.
I ter Thanksgiving.
Miss May Hiler and Mr. Joe Don-
ham were married Wednesday night
October 25th, at the home and by
the Rev. W. M. Cochran.
While these nuptials were expec-
ted by their many friends, yet they
stole a march on their friends after
all, and it was Thursday afternoon
before we heard of the wedding, too
late to get it in last issue.
Joe is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
L. Donham, was one of our soldier
boys who went across and was woun-
ded in the war. He is a well respec-
ted young map and has a splendid
disposition. He has lived here a
number of years and is known to
nearly all our people. He and hia
bride have been sweethearts for a
number of years, were true to each
other during their separation
throughout the war and through the
many conflicts since when he waa
on the bed of affliction for many
The bride is the daughter of Mrs
C. Havenhill and is a very charming
and accomplished young lady, a grad-
uate of-Elk City high school and has
been a successful school teacher, at
Loveland, Okla. She has a sunny
disposition and was always counted
one of the belles of her neighborhood.
The mapy 'friends of the young
couple jqin us in congratulations and
NEW MINISTER COMING
Rev. Ormand King, the new pastor
of the First Methodist EpiacopaL
Church (sometimes i called in this
community the North M. E. Church)
wrote F. T. Searcy that he would
leave Wyoming last Tuesday. If he
did not sell car would drive through
and expected to be here for next
Rev. King was transferred to Ok-
lahoma conference from Wyoming
for benefit of his wife, they thinking
the change of climate would be bene-
ficial to her.
Rev. H. S. DeVore, pastor of the
M. E. Church South, is attending con-
ference at Hobart this week. This
ends a very successful year for Rev.
DeVore. During his ministry here
he built up the church in membership
and in every way has inspired much
interest and enthusiasm. His church
members and friends are hoping that
he may be returned to Elk City for
another year of successfu work.
* ROGER MILLS COUNTY *
* By Mrs. Della Young #
The twelve-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Otto Vick of Beaver Dam
Creek had the misfortune to Tall and
break his left arm immediately above
the wrist, the two bones penetrating
the skin. Dr. Miller of Cheyenne,
reduced the fracture but mortifica-
tion soon set up. The b - was taken
to Elk City where Dr. Tisdal ampu-
tated the arm between the shoulder
and elbow. At last report the pa-
tient was in a critical condition. The
mother of the boy will be remem-
bered as Miss Della Fulmer, formerly
a teacher in Roger Mills.
About seven or eight o’clock each
Veek-a-day morning big loads o cot-
ton go trundling by, each of these
loads assures the raiser of $100
worth of comfort.
A very' pleasan farewell dance was
given at the A. E. Dovell home Fri-
day. The Dovell family left the
Cleve Smith homestead where they
have lived the past two years for
the oil fields on Saturday/'
A baby girl was born Sunday
October 22 to Mr. and. Mrs. J. G.
Hapgood, who live on the McNeil
Homestead on the Washita river.
Mr, O. F. Enfield, Socialist can-
didate for Governor, spoke on the
streets of Cheyenne one evening the
past week. *
When corn is worth 85 cents to
$1.00 per bushel and hogs 6 1-2
cents per pound, we’ll have to learn
some other rule than “driite off your’ ”•
At the meeting of. the Parent-Tea-
chers’ Association of Cheyenne last
Friday the subject . “Education
through Play” was discussed. “The
Gary System of Play” as set forth
by Miss Essie Douglas offered a
concrete example of what might be
accomplished by supervised play, also
the thought was emphasized that a
parent on sending his child to school
was justified in demanding ,$hat that
child should be at all times under a
teachers’ or supervisor’s care.
Mrs. C. F. Copeland of Old Red-
moon, who has been in poor health
for more than a year, is not as we?
now as during the summer.
Marie, daughter of Mrs. Ellen Cook
of Funston and Sprouls, entertained
a party of her young friends at her
home on Beaver Dam creek Sunday
October 29th, that date being her
The Freshmen class of Cheyenne
Hi entertained the Juniors at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Brewer
Friday eve. Cake, pineapple and
whipped cream and lemonade were
The coming event in Roger Mills
is the spudding in of the oil well
northwest of Rankin which will take
place, Wednesday, November 1st.
There will be a sacrifice of five bee-
ves and two sheep to the oil gods.
The fuel oil for this well will be sup-
plied by the discovery well at Sayre.
Frank Woodman is walking on
crutches as a result of what appears
to be a bad stone bruise on the foot.
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