Cherokee County Democrat (Tahlequah, Okla.), Vol. 33, No. 27, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 20, 1918 Page: 4 of 4
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OOCWTT NMOORtl, TAHJQOAI, QRUMMi
to the i
lng a f
•f the ci
the TI be
One Hundred and Fifty Leading Citizens and Democrats of Oklahoi
County Endorse the Candidacy of State Treasurer to
Fill State's Highest Office
Oklalioflth City, Oklahoma.
February 11, 1018.
We, the undersigned citizens and democrats of Oklahoma county, at-
minted with the various business activities of our respective communities,
but allied to no particular political club, fully believing we realize the need
©J our state, unite, at our own expense, to tell in our own way the prtopUl
•f our county and state of our reasons for supporting the gubernatorial can-
lidacy of W. L. Alexander.
We know the man—have known liim for many years, both as a public
official and as a private citizen. During the twenty-nine years of his red-
deuce in Oklahoma, W. L. Alexander has been a progressive citizen. He has
never looked backward nor pined for that which was gone to never return-
As a pioneer fanner he battled against hardships which came to all in ihos^
early days. As a pioneer school teacher he strove against the obstacle*
which beset all who blaze trails in anj line of endeavor. As a pioneer road
overseer he was a builder for the future, then ns now an advocate of good
highways. As a territorial treasurer of Oklahoma county he left a record
for efficiency that has not been excelled. As treasurer of the State of Ok-
lahoma h. has furnished further evidence of efficiency 1" office—evidence
Which warrants the assertion that he is intellectually and temperamentally
•quipped to fill any position of trust, be it great or small.
In our opinion this is a time when Oklahoma should have for chief ex-
ecutive a man who has the courage to act and whose knowledge of state al-
fairs is broad enough to warrant his actions being wise. Assuredly no mnn
tn Oklahoma is more conversant with state, county and all municipal affairs
ttwn W L. Alexander. He has contributed in making Oklahoma history;
knows all sections of the state—the diversity of its needs.
j j) Turner, member Confederate Pension Board,
Chas. E. Knight, retail clothier.
Chas. Hurks, Edmond, real estate.
Mon M. Tate, stock yards.
Prentice Price, banker.
W R. McWIlliams, building and loan.
Hoy Z. Taylor, ex-county commissioner.
O. H. Keller, farmer, Cratcho township.
jiis. H. McCartney, ex-alderman.
R. J. Edwards, bonds.
J. H. Smith, druggist.
Tom 1'. West, Wood & Co.
R. W. Hick, ex-warden, oil.
Roger Coates, I, .C. Smith, Typewriters.
1J. F. (1111, feed and grain.
P. P. Preble, druggist.
J. E. Offutt, Todd l'roteetograplis.
Castor Chapman, salesman.
F. M. Weaver, druggist.
Dave Morrow, farmer, Harrah.
W. H. English, grocer, PackingtOD.
J as. M. Weaver, real estate.
Forest L. Hughes, attorney.
C. F. Bervinkle, Mgr. L. B. Price & Co.
C. C. Meyer, druggist.
Dr. G. 11. Norman. Luther.
R. A. Jones, president Oklahoma Hide Co.
S. G. I-auglilin, grocery salesman.
O. C. Strode, auto accessories.
G. L. Myer, farmer. Elk township.
W. A. Jarboe, farmer, Newalla.
R. I). Neal, farmer. Council Grove township.
,!. W. Daniel, merchant. Harrah.
C. A. Wells, Leo-H lick ins auto livery.
.1. C. Pybas, farmer, lloone township.
,1. W. I'psher, insurance.
C. W. Offutt, Enterprise Seed Co.
A. J. Rattle, merchant.
D. A. Shriver, Punctureless Tubes.
W. S. Snenccr, insurance.
Geo. A. Moribi, ineinlier school board.
J. W. Mnney, milling and contractor.
J no. W. Nicely, chief clerk water department.
J. C. Thurmond, rancher, banker.
Arlelgh Bockoven, county treasurer.
Tom Kodine, county clerk.
R. Ii,Smith, treasurer school board.
Dan Hogan, banker. j
R. 11. Bell, attorney.
Dr. J. W . Howard, Edmond.
Frank 1'. Johnson, banker.
Geo. >1. Masterson, broker.
Mr. Robertson, farmer, Council Grove township.
Mr. Ijvtle, farmer, Council Grove township.
Mr. Richards, Percheron horses, Crutcho township.
Mr. Wells, real estate.
Mr. Lash, sidewalk inspector.
Mr. Ryan, assistant county treasurer.
Mr. Brooks, Franklin autos.
Mr. Judklns, farmer, Hartzell townslup.
Geo. >1. Smith, banker, Choctaw.
J. E. Mclrvin, lumber, Choctaw.
H. S. Clark, insurance. Price-Clarke Co.
Warren D. Ozmanj stockyards,
G. M. Head, auto trucks.
W. O. Smythe, oil.
Ed. F. Dunn, proprietor Grand Avenue hotel.
H. F. Bradburn, real estate.
Herliert Tickle, farmer, Pott township.
Scott Braden, oil
Clifton Ratliff, Insurance and mining.
Dan Young, Southern barber shop.
W. H. Goodson, Oklahoma stockyards.
J. N. Needham, farmer, Greeley township.
J. A. Bruce, restaurant.
S. M. Ellenwood, fanner, Jones,
Roy Flglitmaster, with Davis & Younger.
J. 1). Wiley, druggist.
W. G. Hurley, city salesman.
Ceo. T. Rice, M„ K. « T. Ry.
J. S. Brooks, Home Refinery.
It. L. Bailey, salesman.
Wynn Ervin, grain and feed.
E.8. Newman, mine operator.
11. F. Bvnum, hail Insurance, inspector and adjuster.
Elmer Franco, Conconl Oil Co.
Geo. F. Lindsay, chairman civil service board.
Existing in all states for the present and for the next four years, ii
need of practical, experienced men who can drive the ship of statee in a
and positive manner. W.L. Alexander has had a broad experience; he I
«an of action. He has initiative and executive ability second to none ir
rtate. He is allied with no special interest; he lias been too active to
malice. The grave questions which may confront state government at
hour during the next administration justifies all of us in seeking as a
executive a man whom the public can -ke into confidence and who
bring forth the very best results to the whole people. He is heart and
with the Federal administration in the conduct of the war, and will be
liable and useful servant to the Wilson administration.
We submit to our fellow citizens that for such emergencies W
Alexander is the peer of any man within Oklahoma. His record is l
positive of high competency. For twenty-nine years he lias been an a
worker for democracy and with a p arty record unexcelled, with ail he
prudent man who can rise above partisanism for the conunongood.
Knowing our choice for the next democratic nomination for gov*
possess every needed qualification to fill the office of governor, we v
tarily lake this means of presenting his name to th*5 public. We know
he will make this campaign and that when his platform is published it
be satisfactory to the masses. Knowing him, we know his platform
mean what it sajs. We know, too, that he will be the candidate of no c
We know, too, there are hundreds of others who endorse <uese
tnents who would have Joined in them, had opportunity been presented
For the above reasons, we as individual citizens hereby announc
candidacy and subscribe our names as earnest supporters of It. doing
the full belief that, in the event of his selection, he will not onlv be trln
tly elected, but also that he will prove a splendid servant of all the pd
John H. Hope, president school board.
R. Ij. I'eeble, Jersey cattle, Crutcho townslup.
H. M. Fairey, secretary school hoard.
J. N. Abernatliy, county commissioner.
W. S. Patton, banker, Edmond.
Harry Gerson, Investments.
Ijee VanWinkle. ex-mayor, wholesale lumber.
Henry M. Scales, ex-mayor, road material.
D. V. Lackey, president Stockyanls Stecker Co.
Chas. J. Howmnn, ex-register of deeds, oil.
Taz Upshaw, insurance.
Morris Erdwurm, Arcadia, merchant.
L. E. Patterson, investments.
V. D. Nichols, Mgr. Portlnnd Cement Co.
H. T. Miller, real estate.
Ij. j. Fields, city salesman.
Pickett Witten, city detective.
J. S. Strong, oil.
C. M. Miller, contractor.
G. R. Hale, photographer.
Luther Jenkins, Froderlckson-Kroh Music Co.
W. R. Crusoe, oil operator.
H. C. Fitch, city collector.
C. Amburgy, farmer.
Fred Hardy, farmers' electric plants.
J. J. Novak, real estate.
Joe Scannell, Com. Co.
A. A. Slitt, Com. Co.
W. D. Thompson, salesman.
I. E. Sullivan, merchant.
Otto Smith, bnker.
Lewis Hardliner, Iron and metal company.
Arthur H. Kennedy, barbel.
R. A. Walton, Walton Park Motor Co.
B. J. Claggett, loans.
J. H. Griffith, insurance and mining.
Col. J. K. LaRue, col. and loans.
Geo. Walters, farmer, Rritton township.
A. Ij. Bynura, salesman Klein Oil Co.
A. B. Lewis, Exp. FleUchinanp Yeast.
A1 Spencer, farmer, Greeley township.
J. A. Abeninthy, fnrmer, Mustang township.
C. C. Yollers, Burroughs adding machine.
Carl Glitsch, ice and Bcvo.
We rode with W. L. Alexander nearl*
twenty-nine years ago in the greatest
horse-race in history, when Oklahom i
county's first citizens plied the whip and
spur in the dash for their homes. We ar *
riding with him now in a race thnt will
make him governor of the state. In the
young Texan, who cast his lot with us In
'89. we found ft friend courageous, honest
and Industrious, and of sterllnc worth. Wd
knew him when he lived In a ient and i
tugout. We know him now. HI# advance-
Bent has brought us tke keenest satisfac-
tion, because he has always played the
game fairly and we know that as governor
he will hold true to the same plain, derao-
eratlc Ideals which Inspired him In tho b -
JAM7S A. YOUNG. Farmer.
T. M. RICHARDSON. Jr.. Lumber.
ENOCH CAPSHA.W. County Jailer.
JURIST FOB HIM—'tELI.S WHY
I am for W. L. Alexan tor for governor
because he is a man who eeb'.om makes a
promise, but having made "na. ke^ps it.
Because he stands by b<3 frj-ml*
Because he a man who, oy education. •*-
I erlence and ability, is -n laeaUy filled
.01 the position.
These statements are made after twen-
ty-five years of Intimate association witn
JEAN P. DAY, Harris-Day Code.
I know W. L- Alexander as a farmer,
and I know that he has not forgotten the
trials and tribulations of the farmer, and
should he be elected chief executive of our
state we will have no more hesitancy In
advising with him concerning matters of
state than I had In talking with him prob-
lems of the farm. V
RUDOLPH KLEIN, Fa-mer.
Ex-County Commlasloner Mustang
TR.VYELIXG MEN'S ENDORSE)!!
As traveling men, our business ta
to many parts of the state, and nut
contact with many classes of peopl'
have been pleased In the last few I
particularly recently, to find that
Alexander Is being talked for *ovei
every nook and corner of the state,
taken on strength at a rate thnt mal
a formidable candidate. H« bi
vision, honest In his endeavys an<
to champion the cause of right, *
the odds are with him or against hii
are glad to number ourselves be
friends and earnest supporters, at
diet that he will win.
W. F. UONAJ
State Representative Eagle Brand
R. A. LAUOHLIN,
furnished tad paid far try a (1 trokee CouIf friend to Mr. Alexander.
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