Chickasha Daily Express (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 192, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 28, 1922 Page: 1 of 8
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Chickasha Oklahoma Tuesday November 28 1922.
NEW WELLS IT NKQLOS SAND IN GRADY H
FOB CHEAP FUEL
Commute Named by Mayor Hold
First Meeting at City Hall; Ex-
pert to Be Employed to
MUNICIPAL SYSTEM ONE
OF VIEWS FAVORED
Main Idea la' to Get Gaa Cheap
Enough for Industrial Purposes
Says Mayor; Will Continue
Thorough Investigation Into tho
posr.lhlllly of ClilckiiHha Rettlni nat-
urn I nun for both domestic and In-
dustrial usu will ho mndo by tho
cliy Mayor O. Coffman declared this
In an endeavor to roach an "Im-
mediate nnd proper" solution of the
natural ;us question Mayor Coff-
man lm appointed a commltteo con-
stating of 22 representative men of
Hid city to nslst tho rlty admlnls-
t rat Ion in solving tho problem.
Tho first session of tho commit-
ten was hold last night In the coun-
cil chamber of tho city hall. At
this session It was voted to pursue
tho course recommended by the Kl-
wauls club and tho mayor waa In-
structed to nppolnt a committee of
five men Interested In tho develop-
ment nnd growth of Chlckasha to
"go to the bottom" on the proposi-
tion and make Its report as soon as
possible. An expert engineer will
bo employed to assist tho commit-
tee. Mayor Coffmnn hnd not selected
this committee of five this morning.
Ho Mated however that the names
would be announced this afternoon
or somo time tomorrow.
"Want Municipal System."
"I believe R (Treat majority of the
citizens of Chlckasha wont a niiinlc-
. lpal owned and operated natural gas
system which would provide gas for
domestic use at a reasonable rate
and which would also provide for
gas for industrial use" tho mayor
declared this morning. While ho
admitted that somo opposition to a
municipal system was expressed at
tho mooting last night he declared
that the opinion of the majority
favored a municipal proposition. .
Commenting on the possibiltiles
of a municipally operated plant the
mayor said: "Chlckasha will gain
nothing materially from natural gas
furnished by a corporation demand-
ing prices which would make It pro-
hibit Iva for use for Industrial pur-
poses. What wo wunt is chcup gas
for domestic use and gas which
coidd bo furnished industries ut a
rate cheaper than coal. The result
would be that many factories and
industrial plants would move to
Chlc.kusha where they could get
plenty of natural gaa and where
aniplo railroad nnd 'water facilities
are available. Chlckasha would
O. N. Makes Proposition.
It in known here that the Okla-
homa Natural ' Ga3 company Is mak-
ing arrangements to permit the
Cliickasha Gng and Electric com-
pany to tap the former corporation's
pipe lino southwest o this city.
A representative of the Oklahoma
Natural it was reported was In the
city several days ago making ar-
rangements for the necessary equip-
ment at tho point where the con-
nection Is to be made.
Mayor Coffman Intimated this
morning that he would continue the.
Investigation Into the feasibility of
establishing a municipally owned
distributing system regardless of
the outcome of tho Oklahoma Nat-
ural Gas company's ' appeal to the
supreme court from the order of the
corporation commission Instructing
them to furnish Chlckasha with nat-
"If the people want natural 'gns
for both domestic and industrial
use at rates cheaper than any cor-
poration will furnish it 1 will do
everything In my power to satify
the' demand" he declared.
Members of the committee select-
ed' by the mayor to assist him In
reaching"'the "immediate and prop-
er" solution of the natural gas
problem here are: M. F Courtney
P. C. Stacy F. T. Chandler L. C.
Hutson John A. Hyndman Claude
Erwin Myron Humphrey George H.-
Evans It. L. Jones F. M. Bailey
John T. Owsley Ben Morgan G. W.
Austin A. L. Herr A. B. Leeds A.
B. Cochran A. B. Thompson W.
LeUoy Bonnell J. W. Kayser Harry
IStephenson Moman H. Shepard W.
C. Bullard Harry Hammerly and
members of the city council.
(Continued on page eight.)
-CON" GAME IS CHAP&ED.
(Ur Tlx rmir.i iw.)
Springfield. Mo Nor. 28. C. M
('lurk of Dulls. Texas Is In Jail
lure charred with operating a confi-
dence game. Authorities any Clark
made a practice of buying Jewelry
and having it delivered to hi hotel
where tho clerk ninda payments.
They any (lark then departed with
out reimbursing the hotel.
'JEW COP AIDED
Hunter Goes on as Patrolman
Charles Lamb Takes Night Ser-
geant's Job; No Arrests
Made for Robberies.
Another patrolman wn added to
tho police force today In an effort
to prevent tho recurrence of the
robbody epidemic" which swept Uio
hUHiiiPHS section of the city Sunday
night when four retail stores wcro
broken Into and loot estimated at
approximately $3ou taken.
After n conference with Mayor
Coffman and the police committee
of tho city council. Chief of Police
Ben rhllllps announced today tlit
J. C. Hunter night sergeant would
hereafter work as a patrolman and
that Charles Lamb would fill the
Mr. Hunter has been connected
with the police department for somo
time. Ho has served as extra man
and as relief patrolman In addition
to his duties as night desk sergeunt.
"Tho adding of Mr. Hunter to tho
patrolmen's force will enable us to
keep a man guarding the alleya of
the business district every hour of
tho nlcht." said Chief f.illlips. "Wo
expect to do everything In our power
to prevent other robberies of stores
and will try to keep the undesirables
out of the city."
While there are one or two cluos
which have not yet been fully devel-
oped no arrests In connection with
tho burglarizing .of thjB Neil's Meat
Market Claud Davis' Grocery Hop-
kins and "Venable's Market and
Witt's Cash Store have been made.
SIX OF CABINET
Members Under Constantino Executed
by Firing Squad; Charged Being
Responsible for Greek
' (n- The United Vrcm.)
Athens Nov. 28. Six members of
tho Greek cabinet that fell when
King Constantino' abdicated were
executed here today it was of-
ficially announced. They we.ro shot
by a firing squad.
The ministers were condemned by
a military court which investigated
the recent Greek defeat in the war
with Turkey. They were accused
of being responsible 'for the Greek
Among those executed was former
Prime Minister Gounaris. Tho oth-
ers wore: Theotokls Rtratos Had-
jianestis Baltazzl and Protopapa-
(By The United Pres.)
Washington Nov. 28 The senate
Judiciary committee late today rec-
pmmended the confirmation of Pierce
Butler St. Paul as associate Justice
of the supreme court.
A protest against Butler by a man
in Butte Mont. was held by the
committee to be of insufficient
weight to warrant further ' consider-
ation. There were no votes against
DECLARE WAR Oi
OIL FIELD DUES
(By The United Press.)
Camden Ark. Nov. 28. Sheriff
Harper backed by more than a hun-
dred citizens has declared .war on
undesirables" in the oil fields in
Accompanied by his citizens'
posse numbering about . 100 the
sheriff marched on the Bmakover
oil area and visited gambling dens
and underworld dives and informed
habitues to "hike."
TO C FORGE
NEAR EAST MEET
If MEAN SPLIT
Lausanne Conference Not Getting
Results In Line With Amerlca'a
Foreign Policies; Officials
U. S. SEEKS SEPARATE
TREATY WITH TURKEY
Believed Chltds Is Informally Sound-
ing Out Turks; U. 8. Not Party
to Pact Because Did Not
War With Turkey.
By . I. ItltADKOUn.
(United Press Stuff Correspondent.)
Washington Nov. 2S. Tho Near
Hustern peacn conference at Luu-
nan mi In about to mark another
break between tho policies Of the
United States and tho great allied
powers it was evident in onlclal
and diplomatic quarters hero today.
The United .States government
will not bo ft party to tho treaty of
peace to lm worked out between tho
allies Creecw and Nationalist Tor-
key b.H on the contrary Is seeking
a separate treaty with Turkey ut
Tho main reason tho United
states is not to bo a party to tho
treaty of penco being framed . at
Luusanno is because this country
was not at war with Turkey und
henco this government does not feel
warranted In maintaining such set-
tlements as those affecting boun-
daries. Ambnssudor Chllds has not yet
been given powers to negotiate the
treuty with Turkey but It is be-
lieved probablo that ho Is Informal-
ly sounding out tho Turkish repre-
sentatives on the question and that
Child and possibly Joseph C. Crew
minister to Switzerland and Hear
Admiral Mark L. Bristol the two
other --American "representatives tit
Lausanne may bo empowered later
to work out the agreement.
The proposed pact between the
United States and Nationalist Tur-
key Is to be a treaty of amity and
commerce establishing an up to
date basis for relations between the
two countries in. the light of changes
of tho world war and the victory
of the nationalist Turks. Some of
the most important points to be cov-
ered in this treaty at least so far
as America desires are concerned
are as follows:
1 -Guarantees for the "open door"
freedom of opportunity without
discrimination or special privilege
for commercial enterprise
2 Maintenance of capitulations
extra territorial right. In Turkey-
necessary to safeguard non-Moslem
3 Indemnity for American losses
in Turkey as a result of arbitrary
and illegal acts.
4 Protection of minorities and of
philanthropic educational und re-
Efforts of Republicans to Rush Anti-
Lynching Bill Through Blocked
as Democrats Turn Session
. Into Faroe.
(Ily The United Press.)
Washington Nov. 28. The demo-
cratic filibuster in the senate
against the administration program
swung into full stride this after-
noon under the leadership of Sen-
ators Underwood of Alabama and
Harrison of Mississippi-
Attempts by republican leaders to
rush through the Dyer anti-lynchig
bill were met by a barage of points
of order oratory and other filibust-
ering tactics. The democrats have
the support of Insurgent republi
The' filibusters hope ' to definitely
delay any action on the measure at
this session of congress.
Harrison and Underwood turned
the proceedings into a ' farce. Har
rison managed to take up more than
an hour attempting to amend the
journal. Archives of the senate
were searched for rules relating to
Underwood delivered an oration
on the "Sacredness and Necessity
for Accuracy" in the historic docu-
ment of the senate. Harrison called
for a vote on his motion and Sena
tor. Swanson Interposed with a point
of no quorum present and asked
that a quorum call be made before
Umpire Tops List
bidders at Lease
Sale Held Monday
Hale of nil and gas lenses on 11
tracts of land In and Inn 1! Chlcka-
sha RAJ field southeastern Grady
county Monday netted the Thomas
Tho Kmplro Gns nnd Ku.d com-
pany topped tho list when they paid
IM.Hi.O fur 83.77 acres hi section
l'.-'.n-7w. Other buyers of tho tracts
sold under the auspices of probate
court hero were: ('.trier Oil and
(ins company J. W. Ttlchhurg J. K.
Cnmblo and John U .NIc!iIoh.
Tho Thomas minors Alherry
Melvin Jake and IVhIm ore chil-
dren of thu late A. V. Thomas. Their
undo George W. THomss of Nurgn
;s their guardian.
VALERA HAS DEFY
FDR FREE STATE
From Hiding Place Rebel Chief
Names "Cabinet" of His Own;
Loyal Troops Start on New
Effort to Get "Prudent."
(Ity The Unlt.-I tr.)
Dublin Nov. 28. Kumnnn I)e
Valera today from his biding place
defied tho Free State by naming a
new Irish republican government of
The "rebel" cabinet most of whose
members are In Jail Includes:
President and Minister of Foreign
Affairs Do Valera; Minister of
Finance Stack; Home Secretary J. P.
Putiedge; Minister of Defense Llam
Mellows; Minister of Local Govern.
nieiit Sean O'Kelly and Minister
of Economics Robert Barton.
With the announcement of the
cabinet presaging In opinion from
somo quarters a rbel offensive the
Free Stato troops renewed their
drastic efforts to "net Do Valera."
. The IrlnU . repuiAan "president1
may be executed If captured. This
was Indicated lu an Interview with
President Cosgravo of tho Dull.
"Executions will not cease until
the rebels have surrendered their
arms" was Cosgrave's ultimatum.
"There can bo no exceptions made
In Inflicting the death penalty for
(By Tho United Tress.)
Paris Nov. 28. Premier Polo-
care's plans for seizing German
property and invading Germany to-'
day were formally approved by the
French cabLnot in preparation for
reparations crisis now considered
A notification of tho French de-
cision has been sunt to the allies.
Franco's move is likely to take
place when tho next German pay-
ments fall due In January. It will
invoke seizure of tho Ruhr nnd the
setting up of a nominally independ-
ent regime on the loft bank of thp
CASES TO START
Assessment Hearings of Frisco and
Rock Island to Open Wednesday;
May Be Months Before De-
(By The United Press.)
Oklahoma City Nov. 28. The
hearing of the Rock Island-Frisco
assessment case will be started be.
fore Federal Judge John Cbtteral
here Wednesday. Judge Cotteral is
expected to appoint a referee to go
Into each of the fifty-eight counties
where the railroads have property
to make valuation probes.
The case is ona In which the
railroads are attempting to secure
a permanent injunction against the
state equalization board to prevent
them certifying alleged unfair tax
If Judge Cotteral appoints a ref-
eree he will have to cover the fifty-
eight counties before the case can
continue and It will be several
months before the arguments can
be decided. .
In a former hearing Judge Cotter-
al gave the state permission to Is-
sue certificates up to an amouut
that the railroads felt was just but
the attorney general refused to do
Windy City Agog With Speculation
at Coming Speeches When
Clemenceau Tells Americans
What Thinks of 'Em.
MAYOR THOMPSON TALKS
ON FOREIGN PROPAGANDA
Not Considered as Answer to Tiger
Says Mayor; Denies He Slighted
Frenchman on Arrival; Vis-
itor Is Silent.
(liy The I'nltiil Prr0
ChlcnRO Nov. 28. -All Chicago b.
taut today for tho buttle of giants.
This afternoon Georges Clemen-
ceuil will tell a fushlonuhlo aildlenco
what hn does not approve of In
America nnd the country's attitude
toward Uurope. Tonight Mayor Wm.
Mini Thompson will speak at Me-
dina Temple mi what ho docrf not
like about alien propaganda In thin
country among other things.
Tho city Is agog evor rmlb.ll!!?
of an open clash between the mayor
and tho Tiger but neither Thomp-
son nor Clemenceau see It In this
The mayor stated today to tho
United Press that his meeting hnd
been arranged before- tho dato set
for Clemencenu's speech and that It
could not In fairness bo construed
as opposition to tho city's distin-
Over at the Potter I'ulmer home
where he rests preparing tho speech
which his friends believe will be
tho strongest ho has yet delivered
Clemenceau refused to comment
upon the suggestion that Mayor
Thompson had slighted Jilm In a
measure upon his arrival hero yes
Friends of the Tiger said he did
not ronsldor himself fh ' any way
slighted and that ho believed the
reception took place according to
the mayor's conception of the fit-
ness of the thing.
The point in the dispute was that
tho mayor made tho Tiger come to
his orficn high in tho City Hall
building to shako hands.
Mayor Thompson said today that
statements circulated to the effect
that he had not done everything In
his power to be both courteous and
hospltablo to Clemenceau were
merely work of his usual enemies.
Two reasons are assigned to the
Tiger's determination to make to-
day's speech stronger than nny ho
has yet delivered:
1 It may be bi.s friends say that
ho feels his message that message
from his heart which ho came per
sonally at the ago of 81 to deliver
is not "getting ncross."
2 Or it may bo tho reaction of a
fightor to tho suggeslipn o f his
friends voiced on ull sides that he
"easo up" and sugar coat his pills.
Whatever the reason Clemenceau
is a statesman as ho was a physi
cian of the old school.
"Treat 'em rough" ho once said
laughingly and now he' is going to
put it into practice.
There has been of course a light
er side to the Tiger's reception in
the ample homely hospltablo bosom
of the "Windy City."
The city that was but a tiny one
when last Clemenceau saw It more
than half a century ago paid hom
age to its distinguished guest today.
Chicago in the Tiger's own words
has grown beyond all recognition
since those days in the '60s when
young Clemenceau stood on Its
threshold; but then so has the
Leading citizens in tribute re
called the empires he has - shaken
and tho new maps of Europe he has
drawn with his own firm hand since
the school teacher days of the last
STILL AT LARGE
(sssj paiur Bii.i At
Hichita Okla. Nov. 28. Three
bandits who late yesterday held up
the Hichita State bank here and
robbed the institution of $3000 were
still eluding posses today accord-
ing to reports to local officials.
Posses were working out of here
Okmulgee and Muskogee.
Charles Fentz cashier his wife
and son were In the bank when two
of the bandits entered. One bandit
remained in the car In which the
escape was effected. Under threat
of deathK Pentz gave up all the cur-
rency iu the bank. . ' '
III GHI MEETING
Connlderntlon of Dyer anil-
Considers further amend-
menls to ship Hillmldy bill.
Rector's Widow Faces Mrs. Gibson
Who's En Route to Grand Jury
Room to Tell Her Story of
of Hall Mills Murder.
(llir The United Pmk.)
Somervllle N. J. Nov. 28. With
Mrs. Frances Noel Hall sitting at
the door of tho grand Jury room
waiting a chiincn to demand a hear-
ing Mrs. Jane Gibson today tho In-
vestigator will hero tho cyo-wltnoss
story of tho Hall Mills murder.
Knterlng the Jury room Mrs. Gib-
son walked within a few feet of
Mrs. Hall whom she asserts she
aw tit tlm Bcene of tho tragedy the
night of September 14.
The widow did not shift her gnzo
as tho "eye witness" passed. Miss
Peters who was sitting bcsldo Mrs.
Hall glanced at tho witness then
whispered to Attorney Pfelffor.
Mrs. Gibson was flanked by state
police as nho paraded down tho cor-
ridor to tho Jury chamber.
Her testimony was secret but If
she has not altered her tnlo she
told the Jury sho was riding her
mule on tho abandoned Phillips
farm September 14 and that In the
glare of an automobile headlight
she recognized Mrs. Hull standing
by the road. A few minutes later
she has stated she witnessed the
slaying of the Uov. Edward W. Hall
and his "wonder heart" Mrs. Elean-
or Mills. .
Later In the night Mrs. Gibson
assorts sho returned to the scene
and saw a woman weeping over the
bodies. Sho alleges this woman
was Mrs. Hall.
WRECK OF TRAIN
Santa Fe Passenger Jumps Track
While Going 55 Miles An Hour;
Two Cars Ditched; All Aboard
(By The United Trcm.)
Wichita Kan. Nov. 28. Santa Fo
No. 12 running 65 miles an hour left
the tracks three miles north of this
city at 1:30 this morning. The ten-
der struck a broken Inner rail throw-
ing the mall and baggage coaches
over into a ditch and leaving the
two duy coaches and four Pullmans
standing at an anglo of 45 degrees.
None were injured. Railroud of-
ficials say if It had been the outer
Instead of tho inner rail the loss of
life would have beon great Inas-
much as the coaches would have
been hurled down a forty-foot em-
bankment into a creek. Traffic is
being dotourod. '
Harding's Ship Bill Gets Another
Wallop When Democrats and
Western Republicans Join
In Test Ballot.
(By The United Press)
Washington Nov. 28. Another
blow was struck at the Harding
Lasker ship subsidy bill today when
the houso adopted viva voce an
amendment knocking out the "per-
manent appropriation" feature and
stipulating that no subsidy money
shall be paid out except as is ap
propriated each year.
Leaders backed down before the
onslaught of the democrats and
western republican leaders.
Chairman Madden Illinois of the
appropriations committee offered
the amendment. Republican Floor
Leader Mondell promptly endorsed
An amendment by Representative
Frear republican of Wisconsin pro-
viding that no part of the $123000-
000 construction fund could be paid
out until the excess profits tax had
been re-enacted was smothered by
so many "noes" that Frear did not
think it worth while to Insist upon
a record vote.
American Drilling Company and Stog
ner Get Pay; Will Set Casing;
Both Said to Have Rich Pro-
PRODUCTION LIMIT IS
MOVED "ACROSS CREEK
First Wells West of Little Washita
Bend In Field to Get Pay; Other
Wells Starting; Activity Is
Two nesr wells In tho Chh ka-dmi
field are III Immndlnto prospect i
a result of strikes mndo last night
hy tho American Drilling company
nnd Htogner and Duldwln. Doth of
thesn wells are In section 23-Iin-IU-
just north of tho section In which
tho discovery well was brought In.
The American Drilling company
HOiitheuHt southwest southeast of
section 2.1 picked up the sand at
1250 feet and rat tailed 30 feet Into
It. They Intend to "feel" a little
deeper befnro setting rasing but
will have the pipe set In the next
few days. Stogner and Iluldwln
sometimes referred to as Sandford
et al are In the west halt of tho
northwest of tho southwest of the
same location. They are setting
rasing at a depth slightly less than
Are Important Developments.
Oil men are attaching much Im-
portance to these two strikes. First:
Theso are tho first wolls promising
big gns production wost and north
of "production row." The Stogner
well Is nearly a halt mile west and
a little more than a half mile nortli
of tho discovery well. Second:!
These are the first roUntlal pro
ducers "across the creek" from the
discovery well. In other words
they are on the west side of the
Little Washita while production up
to this time has all been on the
east side of tho bond the little river
makes through the present field.
Doth wells are on the Sandford
These are also the first wells
west of tho Little Washita In tha
Immediate vicinity of tho field to
drill to production depth. They ex-
tend tho field west practically as
much as did tho LeMaster the
Mnndevllle or the Nelson wells east.
The operators and lease holders In
tho north areas are greeting these
strikes with as much satisfaction as
did tho "believers" In the southern
areas rejoice over the wells far
south of tho original producing
Other Operators Busy.
Tho picking up of the sand fit
theso wells is a bright snot in what
has apparently been a lull for a tovr
days but which. In fact has been a
period of much activity for the drill
ing wells none of which in tho im-
medlote territory have reached pro-
'Grogan et al. spudded a now well
this morning In the northeast of
the northeast of section 31-5n-8w.
Ramsey has a well under wav in
the northeast of the northeast of
the northeast of section 22-5n-8w
while the Magnolia is hammering
away nearly a mile to tho west in
southwest of the northwest of the
Far to the north. Watts and
Streube are down about 400 feet in
the northeast of the southeast of
Reports Are Conflicting.
Conflicting ronorts como fmm thri
location of Marmett in section i.rfin.
8w. Some snv thla ni (
2000 feet deep with . no showlnir.
while others claim that they are
nearing the 1900 foot level at which
point Arrasmlth and McBee picked
up an oil sand. Efforts to got In
touch with officials of tho eomnanv
Holmes Wharton and Allen sec-
tion 12-Hn-Sw are drilling in hard
formations at about 1000 feet.
There were reports on the street
this morning that Luginbyhl et al.
in section 32-6n-7w had completed
their contract to 2305 feet without
picking up a pay sand. The report
however did not come directly from
Mr. Luginbyhl as efforts to locate
him in the city this morning were
without result. .
LODGE MEETING OPENS. ? '
The county meeting of Odd Fel-
lows was scheduled to open this
afternoon at 2 o'clock in the I. O. O.
F. hall on South Fifth street. Or-
ganization of a Grady County Odd
Fellows' association will be perfected
at this meeting which ends tk'i
evening ' . '..
NOR AND WES
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