Chickasha Daily Express (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 291, Ed. 1 Tuesday, December 7, 1920 Page: 1 of 8
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Volume Twenty -due
Chickasha Oklahoma Tuesday December 7 1920.
PLENTY OF 'PEP'
ON EVE OF BIG
WANT PROTECTIVE TARIFF
By United Press.
Demands for a protective
tariff covering farmi products
peanuts and wool wore asked
toy the delegates attending the
GLADYS BELLE IS
Tonight fair colder. Eastern
Oklahoma Wednesday partly
BEING HELD SKY
C. OF C.
convention of tho American
Farm Bureau federation which
is in session hero.
OF GRADY TESTS
MOVE IN COUNTY; ON NEEDS NATION
.Maximum CI. Minimum 30.
"Best Meeting" Ever Says President
at Committeemen Session Last
Night as He Instructs
MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN IS
ON TOMORROW 10 O'CLOCK
Committees 106 Men Scheduled
to Cover Town Calling on
Business Interests to Join
"The best Meeting of Chickasha
(business and professional men over
With those words L. C. Hutson
president of the Chickasha Chamber
of Commerce described the mieotln
of the Chamber of Commerce com-
mitteemen Hield last night in tho city
hall preparatory to the membership
drive 'which is scheduled to start to
morrow at 10 o'clock. Mr. Hutson
wont on to explain that in making
that statement he took into cons'd-
eration the cold rainy weather that
kept many away froim the meeting.
There were 53 committees to be
represented at the meeting la.st
night and a "count of nose3
Vealod. that there "were 45
Short and Snappy.
The committee meeting was re-
markable in more 'ways than one.
It differed from the usual run of
Meetings. There was no dispensing
of that widely celebrated commodity
known as "hot air." The committee-
mien were there to receive their in
structions for the drive and offi-
cials of the chamber were ready to
give and did give those instructions
'having done which the meeting ad-
journed. In his remarks Mr. Hutson point-
ed out that the plan 'for the solicit
dng committees assembled was t
'send out 106 of tho leading business
and 'professional toon of Chickasha
to get mem.beris for toe Chamber of
Commerce and he referred to tha
fact that never before in the history
of Chickasha had there been so con-
certed a movement toward one end.
Instructions Were Given.
To each committee was given a
ipad of pledge iblanks an Individual
membership card a display member-
ship card and a list of firms or indi-
viduals upon t "ioni the committee
was to call. Because there were so
many committees appointed no list
to be called upon was large and it
was expected that the work starting
tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock
would 'be finished iby noon.
The soliciting committeemen were
instructed to take the 'pledges from
the various firniis and individuals
listed by tihe finance committee of
the chamber In the amounts set op-
posite their names. It Was suggested
however that upon investigation if
the committeemen found that these
amounts were too large or too small
a fair adjustment ;be made. If the
individual or firm manager protested
against the amount and in the Judg
ment of the committeemen his pro-
test was unjust in other words If ho
should pay the amount as indicated
by the finance committee and tie
refused to pay the amount tho com-
mitteemen were instructed not to
take his pledge and chock in any
amount but to report the conditions
as found to the finance committee
who would then take further action.
Individuals May Join.
It was stated iby the president
that in working out the lists given
if the committeemen found that
anyone had been overlooked thev
should be given an opportunity to
join the Chamber of Commerce. In
the events the clerks or employes of
any firm desired to Join' the cham-
ber they should toe given the oppor-
tunity at a figure that they deemed
just. In fact It was suggested that
they be incouraged In this movement
- though not pressed.
"The finance committee cannot
get the name of every firm and In-
dividual in the city" said Mr. Hut-
son. "For this reason it Is entirely
probable that some will be missed in
.the lists that will be circulated to-
morrow morning. If any firm or in
dividual is not called upon please
do not construe It as meaning th.it
8a n Antonio Says Newspaperman
Not Wanted; Ardmore States
Queried on Alleged
Talk With C-ara
By United Tress.
San Antonio Dec. 7. Both tho
police and detective headquarters'
here stated today that they had re
ceived no request from Russell
Brown of Ardmore county attorney
of Carter County Okla. to investi-
gate the report that P. M. Ross
newspaper man here had talked to
Clara Smith wanted on a charge
of shooting Jake L. Ilamon late
"Ross is not being held" said 8
detectives at headquarters today.
By United Press.
Ardmore Okla. Dec. 7. P." M.
Ross newspaper man of- San Antonio
who is said to have o'btained an In
terview fromi Clara Smith ci'.iarged
with shooting Jake Hamon is being
questioned by the Chief of police of
San Antonio according to word re
ceived here by County Attorney
Ketch in Ft. Worth.
By United Press.
Ft. Worth Dec. 7. Frank Ketch
business manager and administrator
of Jake L. Hamon estate will spend
several days in West Texas oil
fields in connection with business
of the state he announced hero this
morning upon his arrival.
FILE CHARGE OF
Ruble and Eggleston Returned
Caddo County Capital After
Capture and Arraignment
in This County
After toeing arranged Here on an
automobile theft charge Scott Ruble
and Chas. Eggleston two men 'being
field here with a bank robbery and
ho escaped from the Caddo count
Jail several nights ago have been
returned to Anadarko.
Matt 'Sankey sheriff of Grady
county captured the men near this
city early Sunday morning. They
were found in possession of a vcar
which they are alleged to 'have
stolen from O. E. Neuenberger a
banker of Verden.
When arraigned on the car tl'ieft
charge Ruble and Eggleston entered
a plea of not guilty.
A reward was offered ifor tho pair
who are charged with the theft of
government ibonds Btolen froim the
bank at Gracemont small town in
Caddo county. The Grady county
sheriff has announced that he wnl
claim a portion of the reward foi
capturing the men after they had es-
caped from the Anadarko bastil3.
Sheriff Sankey and S'.ieriff Cox of
Caddo county have appointed a
committee of three to apportion the
reward money. Both agree to con-
sent to the ruling of this commiittee
which will foe composed of the
prosecuting attorneys of the two
Counties and the district judge. The
arbitrators were appointed to make
a "fair" settlement of the reward
we do not want those affected in
such cases to become members of
the Cham.ber of Commerce. We want
them to come to the office or phone
the secretary and get their names
listed among the membership of the
All Set For Drive.
The committeemen .present last
night didn't have much to say but
it was plain that plenty of "pep"
existed and that 'he drive tomor-
row morning will see the workers
strictly on the job. This was the pre
diction of one of -the committeemen.
The supplies are being delivered
to t'ie other committeemen this
ELKS FUNDS FOR
GETS BIG BOOST
Wife of Member Sends in $25; More
Cash Needed; People Asked to
Send Names of Needy
"There's nothing so sweet as a
child's happiness. For this reason I
am enclosing nny personal check for
$25 for tho Elks' Christmas tree
This was the note received iby of
ficers of the Chickasha B. P. O.
Elks from Mrs. J. C. Rickerts to
gether with the check for $25 to
swell the fund with which the Elks
plan to give a Christmas tree to the
children of the city wlho were it not
for a movement bf this sort would
doubtless pass Christmas by with-
out any of the cheer that accom-
panies the season.
Tho fund is steadily growing of
fleers of the lodge state but ther-j
is yet a considerable amount of
money noeded to insure the success
of the undertaking. 'Members arc
being urged to send in their checks
to the secretary for this fund.
Names are1 Needed.
The general committee of which
W. S. Riclhards is chairman held! a
meeting in tho Elks club rooms
yesterday afternoon and made plans
for the gathering of the names of
the children who are to be invited to
the Christmas tree. An effort Is
being made today to secure tin
names of. every child in Chickasha
whose circumstances are such that
otherwise the Christmas would mean
It is pointed out that t'.ie affair is
an annual event and that in the
past scores of youngsters have been
made happy through the work of
the Elks in giving them a Christ-
mas tree and program. It Is ex
peeted that the list this year 'will
be hardly as large as it was last
year but dt is the desire that every
needy child 'be given an invitation.
Anyone who can secure the name
of such a child is asked to turn
that name together with the age
address and sex of the child over to
the 'Daly Express where the list
will be compiled checked over and
from which list tho invitations will
The purchasing committee desires
to buy the toys articles of clothing
and treat for tho youngsters 'before
the Christmas rus:i starts. It Is
shown to be necessary that the pur-
chasing coonimitt.ee have the com-
plete list showing the name age
and sex of the children in order to
purchase tho articles intelligently.
The address of the children are nec-
essary in order that the invitations
miay be delivered to the proper par-
ties it ds shown.
J. A. ' York age 39 of Denver
Colo. and Mrs. Lucille Barnes ag?
38 of Terrell Tex. were granted a
marriage license here yesterday af
morning and when the hour for
going "over the top" comes tomor
row business is due to pick up un-
less every indication today fails en
The fire whistle is to sound tomor
row morning at io o'clock the signal
for the start of the soliciting cam-
paign. It is shown that the commit-
teemen are just busy as any other
business men and everyone Is asked
to "stick" in the 'store and office
and be ready for the committee's ar-
rival between the hours of 10 and
12 in order that the committees
will not have to make other calls
to collect tlie pledges.
Big Tulsa Company Smids In Well
on Geo. Hill Farm North of
Rush Springs; Classed
one of "Big Boys"
LOCATION IS ON RIDGE
Contract Calls for Combination Test
2750 Feet Deep; Drilling Com.
pany Has 28 Strings of
Tools In Artijii
That southern Grady county is at-
tracting operators who can be
classed among the "big iboys" of tho
Industry is evidenced by the spud-
ding in of a test on the Goorgo
Hill farm in the center of tho
southwest of the southwest of sec
tlon JMn-Tw iby the Gladys Belle
Oil and Gas company of Tulsa which
location is three miles norti of the
town Of Rush Springs.
The Glady3 Belle con ; any i j said
to be among the most exUisive
operators in Oklahoma having it is
understood 28 strings of tools carry
lng on oneof tha big drilling canv
paigns of the year in both proven
and wildcat territory. In what might
be called the immediate territory of
the Grady county test the Gladys
Belle is drilling at anirjd 1500 fee'
on a test in north S aliens county
being in 'section ll-2ii-8w.
Grady Test Important.
The Grady test on (he Hill farm
is due to draw a gnat deal of at-
tention 'fro mi the oil men owing to
its location. Running fromi the Co-
ment field to the Ile.aldton field
from ti'.m northwest to tho south
east and crossing Grady county in
that direction is a big anticline con-
necting in an almost unbroken chain
the Healdton and Cement fields.
Starting southeast from the heart
of the Cement field and about two
miles distant is the Gorton well on
the Wagner farm. It is a good pro-
ducer. Further and in Grady county
on a direct line is the Shook wel'-
drilled by the Knox Petroleum com-
pany in tho southwest of tho south-
west of section l"Tn-8w. Continuing
southeast along the crest of this di-
vide is located the test of the Gladys
Bolle on the Hill fariiu ' With thy
Shook well producing the Gladys-
Belle test is to further prove one
way or the other the productiveness
of the Cement'Hcalilton ridge.
A Combination Test.
A regulation 112 foot derrick has
been erected and the well was spud
ded with rotary tools. The plan is
to continue with t.he.'.e tools to a
depth of 2000 unless a sand worthy
of a thorough test is picked up at a
lesser depth. It is understood that
regardless of formal ions standard
tools are to bo put In at a depth
of 2000 feet and (lie contract fin-
iffted 1750 feet with standard tools.
It is understood that all arrange-
ments for an abundant supply of
water and fuel have been made and
it is expected that barring accidents
this test will be completed rapidly.
On good authority it is stated that
the contract holders are protected
by a substantial 'amount of forfeit
money placed in a Rush Springs
bank that the test will bo drilled
to the required depth unless a pay
sand is picked up at a lesser level.
Ends Long Negotiations.
The spudding in of t"ie Gladys
Belle test 'brings to an end a series
of negotiations extending over a
period of nearly a year.
A. B. Cook a lease man of Mario v
worked for months among the prop
erty owners and having 'blocked thrt
required acreage consummated a
deal with -the Gladys Belle to drill
the test which drilling is now under
ONLY j5 DAYS
PEACE III SIGHT
' WITH SINN FEIN
Labor Leader Presents Rebels' Pro-
posals to Government; Raids
Continue With Feiner
Bands Still Active
By United P-ess.
London Dec. 7. Arthur Henderson
bearer of a truce flag was to pre-
sent the Sinn Fein proposals with
tho British government today.
Henderson a British labor lead-
er came today direct from. Ireland
where he had talked with the leaders
of the Sinn Fein movement. Other
Important intermediaries ihastenfed
back and forth between Sinn Fein
leaders and British officials with
No flat declaration that a truce
is Impending was made by authori-
ties on either side but the atmos-
phere was clearer today than it has
been f : months and there were
those wu 'hought that peace might
result fro:! the negotiations now
At the same time there were In-
dications that fighting would con-
tinue up to the hour of the armis-
tice if indeed it comes.
The raids by the government con-
tinued and many additional arrests of
suspects were made. Tho Sinn Fein
terrorists on tho other hand con-
tinued their campaign from ambush.
A lorry loaded with police was- at-
tacktd in the darknesB as it was
Players Too Rough;
Qoach in Hospital
Result of Injuries
Arthur ("Dutch") Strauss direc-
tor of athletics In tho Chickasha
high school former Phillips Univer-
sity star and all-Southwostern full-
back in 191!) is confined in a local
hospital where he is being given
treatment for injuries sustained while
scrimmaging gainst his regulars.
Ted Schlotterbeck all-state guard
made the tackle that injured the
coach's left knee and which physi-
ians say will necessitate a two
week's stay in the hospital.
Until Coach Strauss recovers Kel-
ey DeBusk assistant director of ath-
letics will be in charge of the bas
ketball squad which reported for
training Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Freeman Not
An Applicant For
City Clerk's Job.
Mrs. Blanche Freeman is not an
applicant for the city clerk's job.
This was the statement made this
morning by the Red Cross welfare
worker and field secretary of the
Chickasha United Charities answer-
ing reports that she was seeking the
appointment to fill the unexpired
term of E. G. Reynolds who be-
comes court clerk of Grady county in
Rumors were current that a disa-
bled world war veteran was smelting
the appointment. Speaking of this
Mrs. Freeman said: "I could not
be induced to oppose a dlsablod sol-
dier for any office or position. I
am for the returned soldiers first
last and always."
BONDS ARE FORFEITED
When Gus Westmoreland and
Chas Nelson failed to appear for
preliminary examination on charges
cf second degree burglary Justice
of t'.ie Peace Moore declared the ap-
pearance bonds forfeited. Alias
warrants for the pair's arrest were
issued. Westmorland and Nelson
two young men were charged with
burglary in connection with the
theft of goods stolen from. Wli'
Linn district judge of the Fifteenth
Resolution Passed at County Meet-
lng; No Election of Officers
Owens to Represent Grady
A resolution endorsing tho Okla-
homa Cotton Growers' asslclation
was passed at a meeting of the
Grady county Pomona Grange in ses-
sion at tho Friend school near this
city according to J. W. Owens sec-
tary of the county organization.
Election of officers to serve din-
ing tho year of l!)2l was postponed
until tho next meeting to be iheUi
the first Saturday in February.
C. C. King of Banner tale master
of the Grange was tho prinlcpul
speaker. F. Borelli state
manager of the organization could
not attend the meeting.
Secretary and Mrs. Owens will
represent the county Grange at the
state meeting to be held in Guthrie
December 21 it wa3 decided. Each
of the twenty-one branches In tho
county will ibe represented by the
branch (masters and their wives.
Masters of the various branches
in Grady county according to Mr.
W. AV. Clark Tuttle; II. ..
Edons Laverty; J. W. Fitch 'Spring
Creek; R. L. Cruse Alex; H. C.
Hill Agawam; T. H. Stnpp Cotton
Wood; W. J. Smedloy Meridian; J.
C. Bradford Freindship; C. R. Dun-
nell Acme; F. C. Priddle Pioneer;
T. E. Kirlon Amber; Frank Lauder
dale Arcadia; R. A. Moore Stover;
W. G. Todd Bailey; Jol'.in Pahlka
Mlnco; E. V. Bowlware Prairie
Dale; A. B. Hardy Harold; T. B.
Poag Union Hill; N. M. Diiskill
Valley View; W. N. Colo Nlnnekah.
POPCORN IS ONE
Declares Has $13000 Worth of Corn
from 100 Acres; Tries . First
Crop as Experiment; To
Wait for Advance
Does it pay to raise popcorn?
R. A. Lylo one of Grady county s
leaning Dreeclor or fine hogs says
mm ii uuea aim proutices nguros 10
prove it. While Mr. Lyle's time is
devoted almost entirely to tho rais-
ing of hogs he snatches an oppor-
tunity now and then to direct opera-
tions on his farm' near Halco 12
miles southeast of here in the cul-
ture of other growing things t'.ian
'Last spring Mr. Lylo caused to be
planted 100 acres in popcorn. Ho
ban just finished gathering his crop
and according to his figures at the i
market price of pop-corn has $ 1 3000 I
worth of thi3 product in his granar-
ies. Mr. Lyle states that he has about
2000 bushels of pop-corn which is
an average of 20 bushels per acre
for his crop of 100 acres. T'.iis is
worth he states 10 cents per
pound or about $l!.r0 per bushel
which would figure that his 20ti0
bushels would bring $13000.
"I am not going to sell my corn
now" said Mr. Lyle. "I can get 10
cents a pound for it at. present but
I'm going to hold it until next spring.
I believe the price will be 15 cents' or
het'er then. There iB little or no
more work to raising a crop of pop-
corn than the ordinary field corn it
is more profitable? Well I h'ive
found it that way this year for I
have never cashed in $13000 off 10rJ
acres of field corn in my life."
An information charging Ralph
Sigmon a farmer of Verden with
enibezzelment ha3 been filed in jus- I
. . . . 1 Harding's Busy Day
tice court here. Sigmon has not been
Rv !nil''t I'nfl.
arrested. It is alleged that Sigmon ' Warhington Dec. 7.- The proposed
a renter sold several bales of cot- policies of Warren G. Harding pres-
ton and denied tho owner of the I ident-elect and his administration
place on which the cotton was raised were discussed at a conference held
a portion of the funds derived from ' at the capitol today between the
the sale. E. F. Moran is- the com- next chief executive of the nation
plainant ' and congressional leaders
Final Regular Commun'cation from
President Delivered by Messen
ger and Read by Clerks
LEGISLATION IS ASKED
TOR RIGHT AND JUSTICE
Two Ways U S. Can Lead in
tablishing Doctrine "Right
Makes Right;" Wants Am-
erica to Point Way
Ky United Press.
Washington Dec. 7. President
Wilson in his message today called
upon congress to enact a program
' of legislation which hu said would
"put the Unitod States in the lore-
front in tf.ie movement to make tho
spiritual power of democracy pre-
vail throughout the world."
The final regular message of
President Wilson to congreofi which
was sent to the two houses by a
White Houso messenger said that
there are two ways in which tho
United States can lead in establish-
ing tho doctrine that "right makes
right" in the world.
Point Out Ways.
Tho ways as pointed out In fc'a.i
.message are: "By offering an ex-
amplo within her own borders o'"
the will and power of democracy to
make and enforce the laws which
ore unqtieostionably just and which
equal their administration" and by
"standing for right and justice to-
ward the individual nations.
The message declared Unit "a dis-
play of an immediate disposition on
the part of congress to remedy any
injustices or evils that may havj
shown themesolves In our own
national life would afford a most ef-
fectual off-set to the forces of cliao:.
and tyranny which aro playing so
disastrous a part In the fortunes of
the free peoples in more than one
part of the world."
Didn't Mention Treaty.
President Wilson's message did not
mention the peace treaty .or tho
League of Nations but submitted tho
following program to carry out tin
aims he had outlined.
Tho iminediate passage of the bud-
get bill; the' strictest economy in
the mutter of government appropria-
tions; immediate revision of the tax
laws; an adequate provision for dis-
abled soldiers and sailors; a govern-
ment loan to Armenia; granting of
independence to tho Plulllpliios
By 1'TiitPl Pnf.1.
Washington Deo. 7. President
Wilson's last regular nie '.sage was
scheduled to go to congress today.
It was regarded as virtually certain
that the message was to bo carried
to congress ut. noon today by the..
White House messenger and read. (
by the clerk.
Although (he callers at the White
House were given the Impression
that President Wilson had not given
up the idea of addressing tho joint
session of Iho two housivt in person
it was believed that he could be
prevailed upon not to do so becnu.-o
of the danger to his health.
In case the president does not ap-
pear in person the message will be
ead in each house separately by tho
clerks of the respective branche:;.
Bv fnii.-.l Vi-ki.
' Washington Dec. 7. Congress has
turned its attention to legislative bus-
iness. Both houses were to hear
the message of President Woodrow
Wilson soon after convening at noon
After the delivery of the persi-
'ent's message tho senate was sclied
uled to begii the discussion of the
Gronna. bill which ...is deslgued to
regulate tho meat. packers which
was made unfinished 'business at t)ie
adjournment of the last session five
As the headliner on tho program
of tho house was a bill to suspend
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