The Supply Republican (Supply, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 25, 1919 Page: 3 of 10
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TEST ROAD MATERIALS FREE
Machinery for New Laboratory In-
stalled at Colorado Agricultural
INJURY DONE TO GOOD ROADS
Auto* and Motor Trucks Do Mora
Harm Than Steel-Tired Vehicle*
on Account of Speed.
There Is more damage done to the
roads now by autos and motor trucks
than steel-tired vehicles ever did, for
the reason of greater speed of motor
vehicles and their drivers have the
same fool tracking habit the horse
drivers always had. Driving In the
same tracks never damaged steel tires,
but It Is the destruction of the roads
and rubber tires. The motor vehicle
Is worse for the roads than horse rigs
on account of greater speed. The rea-
son mining In a track is damaging to
rubber tires, Is a sharp rock will be
set In the side of the track with the
sharpest corner out to nip a piece oat
of every tire, and sharp rocks cannot
dodge or bounce out of the bottom of
the track, but cut holes in the tires and
break the fabric, causing the so-called
stone bruises and rim cuts, even on
properly inflated tires.
DOUBLED LIFE OF HIGHWAYS
French Engineers Find That Simple,
Surface Coating* of Tar Were of
It has been the experience of the
French engineers In building roads dur-
ing war times that simple, surface
coatings of a tar preparation more
than doubled the life of the road. This
being true. It would seem advisable in
the construction of all country roads,
to cover the surface with some crushed
rock or gravel, and then use the heavy
tar preparation, because the binding'
effect prevents the material from slip-
ping to one side; it holds the muterial
Intact and gives the road a hard-sur-
faced covering that is not only lasting,
but adds to the efficiency of the road.
Good Roads a Necessity.
Good roads have become a neces-
sity, not only on the public and main
highways, but on the township lines
Road Building Is Simple.
Road building Is absurdly simple,
Just two things are required—money
and brains. And the more brains 70a
use, the less money you need.
It Is essential that good roads have
2 DEAD, 14 HURT IN
72 AUTO SMASHES
Seventy-two automobile accidents
reported in Oklahoma City during
the past six days produced a cas-
ualty list of two killed and four-
teen injured. The killed are Mrs.
I. M. Mattingly, whose death oc-
curred as a result of a collision,
and Joel Morrow, nine year old
boy Btruck while playing in a sand-
pile in the street
As a result of the killing of the
Vforrow boy, Thomas Pannill is in
jail facing a charge of first degree
A ROOSEVELT MONUMENT
Oklahoma Expected to Contribute
$100,000 to Fund.
Oklahoma City.—Governor Henry J.
Allen of Kansas, personal and politi-
cal friend of the late Theodore Roose-
velt, delivered an address last week
in Oklahoma City in launching the
campaign in this state to raise $100,-
000 of the $5,000,000 national fund
with which to provide a suitable mem-
orial for the former president. The
occasion was a conference of the
county chairmen and state executive
committee assisting the state chair-
man, J. J. McGraw of Ponca City, in
carrying on the Roosevelt Memorial
campaign and conducting the drive
during the week of October 20-27.
Following noon luncheon, given in
honor of the Kansas executive, and
attended by the county chairmen,
state committeemen and many news-
paper men. Governor Allen was intro-
duced by Chairman McGraw- and paid
an eloquent tribute to Mr. Roosevelt.
State headquarters for the Roose-
velt Memorial campaign at 809 Skir-
vin Hotel, Oklahoma City, in charge
of C. T. Berryman as director.
ADMIRAL GLEAVES TAKES COMMAND CF ASIATIC FLEET
Scene on the aft deck of Admiral Cleaves' flagship just after lie had taken over the command of the Asiatic tied.
REMAINS OF HESSIAN CAMP UNEARTHED IN NEW YORK
(By O. V. ADAMS, Colorado Agricultural
College, Fort Collins. Colo.)
The experiment station of the Col-
orado Agricultural college at Fort Col-
lins 1ms just completed the Installa-
tion of the machinery for a new labor-
atory for the testing of road materials
and is now fully equipped to make all
the stundard mechanical tests on rock,
broken stone, slag, travel, suud and
The laboratory has been Installed
for the purpose of aiding the people
of the state in their road-building
problems. No charge is made for the
testing of nny material; the sample
must, however, be of sufficient size to
enable complete investigations to be
The first systematic attempts to de-
termine the value of aock for road
building purposes by means of labora-
tory tests were made in France in 1878,
Stretch of Improved Road Between
Cripple Creek and Canon City, Colo.
r.nd the excellence of the French roads
,-nn no doubt he partly attributed to
t'le selection of the best available ma-
terials for their construction.
In 1893, a road material testing lab-
oratory was established by the Massa-
chusetts highway commission, with the
late Logan W. Page In charge. This
work has developed until today there
are muny such laboratories through-
out the United States, and road en-
gineers are more und more coming to
realize the value of such tests and to
specify that material used In road con-
struction shall measure up to certain
established standard requirements.
Workmen excavating at Broadway and One Hundred and Sixty-ninth street, New York, unearthed what Is said
to be the flooring and fireplace of a hut of a camp occupied by the Hessians during the Revolutionary war. Tlie photo-
graph shows children searching the excavation for relics. _ ________
KING GEORGE HUNTS GROUSE
WALES ROUGHING IT IN CANADA
MR. CURTIS EXAMINES HIS RECORD
BANKRUPTCY^ IS FALLING
Referee’s Records Show Oklahoma in
Oklahoma City.—Business in Okla-
homa City and southwestern Okla-
homa is on a sounder footing and
better financial basis than ever be-
fore, und as compared with the United
States as a whole, is 19 per cent bet-
ter off. Authority for this statement
is the records in the office ot Isaac
Taylor, referee in bankruptcy for
southwestern Oklahoma, as compared
with a statement on the condition ol
the United States, issued by Brad-
street., September 6, covering the first
eight months of 1919.
In direct contrast to the report on
the United States which shows an ap-
proximate increase of 10 per cent in
the percentage of failures for August,
Oklahoma’s records are nearly the
same as the seven preceeding months,
which are 104 per cent less than last
Records of Referee Taylor, for the
Southwestern Oklahoma territory,
which is that block of the state west
and south from Guthrie, show 22
failures for the first seven months of
1919, as against 45 during the same
period in 1918. Six of the 1919 cases
were "no asset” cases, and the re-
mainder business houses.
MORE VATS FOR M’CURTAIN
Photograph of King George of Eng-
land on the “butts” during a grouse
hunt. Now that the rucking days of |
war have passed, his majesty finds
time for (1 little recreation, und he is
an ardent huntsman.
Souvenirs of Peace Treaty.
From all accounts souvenir collect-
ors let no grass grow under their feet
on obtaining admission to the famous
hall at Versailles where the peace
treaty was slgued.
It is said that 28 ash trnys. 24 pens,
43 pencils and 00 paper knives were
missing after the historic meeting.
Among the souvenirs which doubt-
less will be one of the chief treasures
in the cabinet of some collector was
the paper knife with which M. Clernen-
ceau manifested his impatience during
the discourse of Brockdorff-Rantznu.
The ash tray used by the chief Ger-
man delegate also has disappeared.
A gob had been having a hard time
explaining to his girl the meaning of J
all the “hash” marks and ratings of
the navy. One day while they were ,
In the subway, a cook, first class,
walked into the car. Tlie girl seized
the opportunity to display her
“I bet I know what he Is.” she re-
marked loudly, “he is the weather
Senator Charles Curtis of Kansas Is probably the only member of con-
gress who has ever examined Ids political record In the famous card Index
of (he National Womans party. Miss MuoU Younger, the party's legislative
chairman, has graded him 100 per cent In favor of woman suffrage. Miss
Younger, shown in the foreground of the photograph, has a card for every
member of the national congress and one for each member of every state
legislature. On these cards are listed the full facts of their lives—social,
business and political.
The prince of Wales has been enjoying himself in the Canadian wilder-
ness, fishing and hunting. He is here seen with some of Ids companions and
Indian guides at Cameron falls. The prince Is holding a duck.
Determined Attack to be Made on
the Texas Tick.
Broken Bow.—McCurtain county is
going alter the cattle tick in earnest
and in one year's time it is hoped
to be reported clean. The money ap-
propriated by the county commission-
ers has become available and dipping
vats are being constructed in every
section of the county.
Eight hundred sacks of cement fur-
nished gratis by tlie state has been
unloaded here and several vats are
under construction in this community.
The stockmen and small cattle own-
ers are enthusiastic and the troubles
that have occurred in other places
over the dipping of cattle is not ex-
pected in McCurtain county as the
petitions to the commissioners in
favor of an extra levy for tick eradi-
cation was signed by large and small
owners of cattle.
MILLION FOR HARD ROADS
Report Says "Yes" Vote Overwhelm-
in Creex County.
Ollton.—Reports received here indi-
cate that the bond issue of a million
dollars for road building in Creek
county had carried at last week’s
election by a great majority.
Oilton’s vote was 656 for the bonds
and only five against, while Drumriglit
voted 727 for and only fiifteen against.
Incomplete reports from other parts
of the county say the issue is receiv-
ing almost the same majority. Sa-
pulpa and Bristow are giving as going
strongly in favor of the bonds.
The money voted is to be used in
making a complete system of hard sur-
faced roads, chat from the zinc mines
in the northern part of the state
being used to surface more than 85
miles of tlie system, while 125 miles
will be graded and surfaced with clay
CHOC BEER SLAYER IS HELD
Bond for Berwyn Barber I* Denied in
Ardmore.—At a special preliminary
examination held Monday afternoon
before Judge M. F. Winfrey, of the :
county court, Sliug Brown, the Ber-
wyn barber, was held to the district
court, without bail, for the killing of
Lon Hardy. The killing occurred
August 31, and was the outgrowth of
an argument which started at a choc
ASPHALT IS TO BE MINED
Dougherty Beds Said to Contain Rich
Deposits of Asphalt.
Ardmore.—Ardmore and Sulphur
capitalists will soon begin the devel-
opment of the asphalt, sand and
gravel beds at Dougherty. Some of
the richest asphalt beds in Oklahoma
are located at Dougherty, a small
town fifteen miles north of Ardmore.
The gravel found in the pits near this
town, is exceptionally good for road
ORDER STRIKERS TO WORK
Muskogee Business Men in Favor of
Muskogee.—Striking members of
the building trades council who have
been idle for two weeks in sympathy
with union carmen were ordered back
to work by their leaders after an
agreement baa been reached with
business men and a majority of the
city council to advocate unionizing
the traction company. About 800
have been idle.
Freight houses all over Oklahoma
are bulging with household goods and
merchandise and at least one railroad
reports a congestion due to extra-
ordinary freight traffic. Apparently
jobbers here are doing a tremen-
dous business and merchants through-
out the state anticipate a heavy fall
STATEHOUSE BREVITIES (
Corn Deteriorates; Hay Good.
That com has not deteriorated ap-
preciably in the last month is shown
in the crop report for Oklahoma is-
sued by the United States department
of agriculture and the state board of j
> agriculture. Most of the damage done
to tlie corn by heat was done in July.
The condition figures as determined
from all sources is 71 per cent of nor-
mal as against 76 per cent last month.
This figure based on estimated 3,088,-
000 acreage forecasts a crop of ap-
proximately 65,774,000 bushels.
The hay crop in the state promises
to be particularly good this year, the
report shows. The condition through-
out the season has averaged 90 per
cent and reflects the average yield an
acre for tame hay at two tons and
for prairie hay at 1.1 tons. The first
cutting of alfalfa hay was damaged
in quality by the excessive rains in
the early season.
Lack of rains brought the grain sor-
ghums condition figure to 80 percent.
The broomcorn harvest is under way
in most of the state. Grasshoppers
have damaged broomcorn seriously in
some scattered localities. Pastures
and forage crops profited by rain. No
progress was made in fall plowing.
Justice Owen Resigns?
The resignation of Thomas H.
Owen as chief justice of the state su-
preme court i^ forecast on what is
considered good authority and a re-
port from Muskogee.
W. P. McGinnis, United States at-
torney for the eastern district of Ok-
lahoma has announced his resignation
effective January 1, according to a
Muskogee report and he will form a
partnership with Justice Owen.
It is understood Justice Owen will
not leave the bench until next June.
Alvin Maloney, an assistant to Mc-
Ginnis also will resign January 1.
Justice Owen succeeded Summers
Hardy as chief justice about six
months ago. If he should resign, a
successor will be elected by the jus-
tices and a new justice appointed by
Oklahoma county’8 long delayed tax-
ation report was submitted to the
state board of equalization last week
showing an increase of $22,000,000
over last year’s valuation. This in-
crease, however, failed to entirely sat
isfy the board, and certain advances
were ordered, which, it was estimated,
will run tiie total increase to $24,000,-
000 or $25,000,000.
John A Whitehurst, president of
the state board of agriculture, has
proposed to Governor Robertson the
opening of from ten to fifteen central
meat markets to be operated by the
state in some of the larger cities. The
purpose of the markets would be, Mr.
Whitehurst says, to demonstrate that
meat can be sold more cheaply than
at present, or that butchers are not
charging unfair prices. The proposal
will be an acceptance of the challenge
of the Oklahoma Meat Dealers’ Asso-
ciation at their convention In Okla-
homa last month.
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