The El Reno Daily Democrat (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 34, No. 148, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 4, 1925 Page: 1 of 6
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Calvin Coolidge, Today, Took the Oathai 30th President of the Nation
THE EL RENO DAILY DEMOCRAT
In Ike akMUcc ul l*r*M*lt-at AO^r
hold Vie* l*rv»ldeat » 11 AAbruoh
(•voided at Ike regular nwemg <* »*•
Lion* club at noon yesterday.
Mr. Ashbruok ********* <b»i h*
had just received a rn****t* front
Chau. Tompkins, nko was In Ohlaho-
pa Oily, sintln* th»l the Green ('on
at faction ("■ who laid Ike 3W si roe!
liavki( appeared lo be Ike low bidders
on the ('aaadiau county project, and
ai.k«Hl that a conatuilte* be sent at
once to Oklahoma City to protest the
award of ihe contract- The matter
was referred to the highway commit
Secretary Naylon announced that a
meeting of officer* of the Uoao clubs
of the state would be held at Oklaho-
ma nty on March 9 to greet the In-
ternational President Harry Newman,
and to perfect the officers’ organisa-
tion. Chairman Funk of the achools
committee mndo brief report on the
work of the Lion* In the rural!
Mr. Funk also made a motion that
the packing plant be sold and the
proceeds given to the schools. Later
the motion was withdrawn and a mo-
tion to appoint a committee to confer
with the city commissioners and other
civic committsea Wednesday after-
noon in regard to the packing plant,
carried. Mr. Aslvbrook stated the
matter of appointing such committee
would he left lo President Aderhold.
Mayor Kivett who was^present at
the meeting advised the club that the
gisposal of the packing plant property
was necessary as it was rapidly de-
preciating, and that something should
lie done with it at once.
An announcement was read from
County Superintendent laryton that
an inspection of rural schools would
be made on March 23 and 24.
An invitation \fas read from the
Business and Professional Women’s
cluh to the Lions to he present at the
opening of their new club rooms on
The report of the highway commit-
tee was read by Chairman lilen Rick-
er and will be acted upon at the next
meeting of the club.
Mr. Ricker called the attention of
the cluh to the premises at the north
end of Choctaw avenue that were be-
ing used as a dump ground.
H. r. Rector, president of the
Chamber of Commerce, announced
that a campaign for members would
start on Thursday and requested the
♦■o-operatinn of the club. A motion by
.1. M. Kennedy that the eity of El
g.-no assume the outstanding debts on
the fair buildings was referred to the
committee on public affairs.
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Calvin Cuuhdge nil m Mm
tag giianfly Mm ahaeriag crawde.
Taday. Mr. Caahdfa rad# u»
Manimylvania avaaoe glwm with
Mr*. Ceeiidgt. preeidaat in hi*
•vm Mfbta and hi* am* vma
praatdaal «*taiag behind.
Wiiann Neap* in Mm *tag#l it
CL Aina a* high up*n Mm hill;
Harding I* *1 rati In hi* h*nm
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sim murks con
US COOIHIGE ASSUMES DUTIES
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The basketball team of the Rock
Island shops won an easy victory over
the Calumet team last night at the
fair building court, by the score of
30 to 7.
Next Saturday night at the fair
building the local shops team will
play the Chickasha shop cagers at 8
o’clock. These teams have played
| two games, and each is credited with
one victory. The contest Saturday
night will determine the champion-
White Way Lunch
wholsome cuts. Try
has pure and
Lucinda Miner, aged 65 years, died
last night at her home 640 N. Grand
avenue. She is survived by her hus-
band Win. Miner, three sons and three
daughters. Funeral services will he
held Sunday. Interment will he made
in the El Reno cemetery.
EATS—WHITE WAY LUNCH—EATS
(every day, and Sunday too)
Mr. and Mrs. Ren Ray ami Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Traylor motored to
Guthrie to witness the game.
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EVENTS OF OTHER YEARS
(FROM DAILY DEMOCRAT FILES)
Twenty Years Ago
Mr. and Mrs. T. .1. Bradford inter
tained the Neighborhood Whist cluh
yesterday evening. Those present
were Mr. and Mrs. Otto Shuttoe, Mr.
and Mrs. Will Malone. Prof, and Mrs.
Howell, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Fryber-
ger, Mr. and Mrs. F. (’. Young, Mrs.
11. (’. Bradford and Mrs. Will Taylor.
M. H. Sendlchach has returned from
a trip to the eastern markets, where
lahomu City this spring. Both Miss
Stewart and Mr. Fowler,ure former
residents of El Reno.
Mrs. P. P. Duffy entertained the
Matinee girls yesterday afternoon.
Mrs. LeRoy Jones won the cluh favor,
a sterling spoon. Additional guests
were Mrs. (’lias. Standard, Mrs. W.
L. Patrick and Miss Lou Hatchett.
Rjr HAUL * MALUIN
«U. P. *»•« Comagondtnll
WASHINGTON. Marrh i- — CalvUl
Cooltdgo today renew** hit oath ot
office as fiat It praaldaat of (ho United
State* lo o brllllaot ceremonial at (ho
steps of the capilol.
Before (ho Judicial. dlpHtmtle and
military gear*** of Dm ooltoo massed
•I ihe eastern ealmnca-wker* P™*
dents of history hovo launched (heir
administration-Mr. Coolidge reaffirm
M1 his pledge to kta office nod lo Ihe
Ilia alow and even drawl leaped out
through the radio amplifier in front of
him to opon Dm north. It woo the
«ret time an loaufuratioa has boon
broadcast. He aold:
“I, Calvin Coolidge, do solemn-
ly awenr ihot I will fntthfully ex-
ecute the office of president of
the United States, and will to the
beat of tny ability preserve, pro-
tect and defend the constitution
of the United States, so help me
The event signalised the coming of
the new vice president, new cabinet
members and n new congress.
It was a solemn contrast to the
scene in the early morning hours ot
August 3, 1923. when In the dim light
ot a flickering oil* lamp upon the table
of his Vermont farmhouse. Mr. Cool-
idge took Ihe oath administered by
Then only half a dosen witnesses—
shocked at the sudden death of War-
ren 0. Harding a few hours before-
Today the highfit dig-
nitaries of the land came to officiate.
Black-robed Justlcea of the United
States supreme court stood by his
side. Chief Justice Taft, himself a
former president, dressed In the sol-
emn robes of his high office, admin-
istered the oath Instead of the un-
shaven, aged and hofliy-handed farm-
er-father of the president, John Cool-
Glittering troops stood round in
even rows—soldiers, sailors and ma-
rines. Plumed and braided ambassa-
dors, ministers and foreign diplomats
were there. Thousands of citlgens
thronged the square.
The ceremonies started early In the
morning when the house and senate
convened for their final session. For
hours crowds surged along Pennsyl-
vania avenue, in front of the capital
and the White House at places of
An hour before noon the congress-
ional committee appointed to escort
the new Vice President Charles G.
Dawes, called at his hotel.
The committee was composed of
Senator Frederick Hale of Maine, and
Representatives Willis C. Hawley of
Oregon and Arthur B. Rouse of Ken-
tucky. They brought Dawes to the
White House where they met Mr.
Coolidge and Ihe congressional com-
mittee appointed to escort the presi-
dent. Members of this committee
were Senator Charles E. Curtis of
Kansas, Representative W. W. Griest
of Pennsylvania and Senator Over
man of North Carolina.
For nearly an hour the military es-
cort had waited outside the White
House. Cavalry horses, pawing aRthe
hard pavement, swung into the. lead
at the sign from the front door that
the president was ready to start. The
leading hand sailed off with a snappy
march and the troops fell In behind.
The quadrennial parade up Penn-
sylvania avenue from the Whtte
House to the capital was unlike any
in recent years. Four years ago to-
4*y Woodrow Wilson. with little else
hot kU spirit ramaialag. apt heeide
Dm stalllap **d g*ot*l Wwrrea 0-
Hardtai I* Dm »ral automobile To
day Mr. Coolidge eat ataaa with Mr*
Coolidge aad the coagreaaloaal com
mlttoe Behind ihe trut automobile
__aaother carry!** Vice Preaideat
Da wee aad hie commit laa.
|t la Jual exactly a mile from Ihe
Whit* Houaa to the capital. The
whole way waa Itaed oa both aides
with cheering ctrowda. Mr. Cooltdf*
acknowledged their greeting with a
Up of hie high ailh hat.
Arriving at the capital the party
waa escorted into the aeaate chamber
where Mr. Coolidge affixed hla itgna
ture lo hills panned at the laet mo
meet before the hour of noon auto
mat Rally put a* end to tho aeaaion
Pacing ihe desk at President pro
tern Cummlna In front of the chant
her were arrayed chalra for the preal
dent, new vice prealdeni and members
of the cabinet. The irat act waa the
administration of the oath to General
Dawee and then Cummlna relinquish
ed the gavel to him. Dawes Inlroduc
«d Ihe chaplain for prayer and then
delivered his Inaugural address.
Every Inch of the small senate
chamber waa crowded. Only those
with high official Influence could ob
tain tickets to the gallery, where the
fashionably dressed wives of govern-
ment dignitaries predominated. Mem-
bers of the house of representatives
crowded upon Ihe floor so that there
was hardly standing room.
Then the proclamation of the presi-
dent convening Ihe senate In an extra
session to confirm his cabinet changes
was read. The new aenatora who
were elected in the Coolidge land-
slide of last November then came for-
ward to be sworn.
Thia concluded the ceremonies in
side, and a alow march to the cenler
front steps of the capital where huge
stands had been erected was begun.
The stands—of Corinthian architec-
ture—were larger than at the last in-
auguration and accommodations were
made to seat 8.000. Thousands of
others covered the big square.
The marine band played a solemn
march aR the little procession headed
by Mr. Coolidge and Dawes, members
of the supreme court and senators
and congressmen wended their ways
down to the platform.
In the center at the front, high
above the Rented audience, was a
stand upon which there lay an ancient
Bible—the one upon which
Washington placed his hand to give
his oath as first president of the Unit-
ed States. The Bible belongs to the
St. John's Masonic lodge of New York
and Is furnished for each inaugura-
Without further ado the oath was
administered by Chief Justice Taft
while the silent thousands stood with
bowed heads. When the last word
came through the amplifiers the ma-
rine band swung into the "Star Span-
gled Ranncr.” and the crowd cheered.
Mr. Coolidge then began his inaugural
address. When it was concluded Ihe
hand played "America" and the party
left the stand.
Went CeaMdga i* the m**l H
aogoretad aann '* the hletery *1
the Unite# Mata*.
When he pHee* hi* hen* spaa
the Bible at the capital teSey,
he eetaMwhe* a rawd el beta*
t*eo*wra(*d int* Mg* *M4**
eight time* In the leet • y****-
Hi* inattgttrtltanp wt**:
Lieutenant gauaeoar tf Maaaa-
chueetts in Hit. W?» BM
Gevemer tf Masaeahueetta in
(•It an* IMG
Vie* president ef the Unite*
State* in 1M1.
President ef the Unite* ttetai
in IMS end IMG
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VICE PRESIDENT DAWES.
Thc Alter guild will serve a chick-
en supper at the parish house Thurs
day evening from 6 to 7, at 40c. The
public are invited.
The Green Construction Cg were
low bidders on the concrete work ef
the Canadian county pnving project,
aad the Canady Construction Co. wo»o
low bidders on the earth work, whan
bids on the project were opened yoo-
terday at ihe highway department In
The Green company la the *ame
concern that laid the Sfith street pav-
ing and the Canadian count) commie
sioners Immediately filed a protest
against awarding the contract to that
«rm The highway commissioner,
however did not allow Ihe protest lo
stand, and told ihe Canadian connty
officers that the present highway
commissioners were not In office at
the time of the construction of th*
Sltth street paving, and did not super-
vise It. The highway commlaalonera
assured ihe Canadian county delega-
tion that supervision waa of utmost
Importance in construction work, and
that contract a were practically all In
the an me class and watchful aupervta-
Ion was necessary no matter who a*-
cured the contract. They promised
that the Canadian county project
would he built according to contract
and would receive careful supervision.
The highway officials anld that
there waa no way out other than to
give Ihe contract to the lowest bidder.
Mr. Gentry told the county commis-
sioners that he would travel the
highway at least once each week anti
would examine the work personally
during Ha progress.
"Old Kiddle" records by Brunswick
at Behne’e—Just out today. Hen
Cackle; Whoa. Mule;
Mourn; Howdy. Bill’, I
O'Jlr the Sea.
Front Over the County
March came In beautifully, and the
weather has been ideal all week.
Mrs. Grace Graham has Ihe first
brood of chickens we have heard of
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Smith were
pleasant dinner guests last Friday at
the home of Rev. and Mrs. Buckner.
Mrs. Lechtenberger received a very
happy surprise Sunday when her
George daughter Mrs. Elsie Lyons and fam-
ily of Enid arrived for a visit.
Elmer Colley and Rev. Buckner mo-
tored to El Reno last Monday.
Rev. Pierce had a fine- crowd and
a nice meeting on Sunday afternoon
and evening at the Frisco church.
Mrs. Mattie Mosley and children of
Wutonga returned home after a weeks
visit with her sister Mrs. Homer
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Davis of Shaw-
nee were here last week with his sis-
ter Mrs. Homer Thomason. Grandpa
Davis accompanied them home.
Mr. Smith and children of El Reno
Rev. Buckner will leave March 5
for hla conference. Mra. Buckner will
accompany him as far as Tulsfi where
she will visit her daughter Mrs. Nel-
lie Knox and family.
ho purchased an immense stock oi
goods for tho Globe store.
The special meeting of the commer-
cial cluh to hear the report of the
railroad committee was a flat fizzle.
Not a member of the committee was
present, A few of the faithful were
in the hall and waited there uniII !•
o’clock and then went home. The po-
litical caucuses which were held l»st
night claimed most of the members of
the commercial cluh.
Fifteen Years Ago
Jlrs. Barney Stewart attended a
party Monday al Shawnee given by
Mrs. Will Stewart, honoring Miss
Maude Stewart of Oklahoma City
whose marriage to Mr. Cody Fowler
of Florida will he solemnized In Ok-
THE CHEERFUL CHERUB
I wonder wtat you
tKink oF me.
And JVtke little
. thov$Kt> I’ve 5prvn$.
pUt.ee dg kindi
.<^1 rrytjy improve —
'J I’m very yovn<^
were out from El Reno and were Sun-
day dinner guests at the home of their
Souvenir hunters crowded forward | friends Mr. and Mrs. Cavens.
to take what they could find. The
hand dispersed and the marines went
back to their barracks. The president
rode hack to the White House, swift-
ly now, escorted only by secret ser-
vice men. The new senate adjourned
to meet again tomorrow.
A new administration of the United
States had been launched for four
more years. The inauguration was
Bert Carey ami Llnartl Ahlefcld
were each fined $20 and Mary Gard-
ner and Thelma Whmach were fined
$10 each In police court Monday on
charges of having liquor in their pos
George II. Wisdom forfeited a bond
of $lo and II. P. Orshorne was fined
$|o on a liquor offense.
Bill Lunsford was also given a $lo
fine on a liquor charge.
Tho 5-vear-old son of Mrs. Whit-
acre who resides in East El Reno was
slightly Injured Saturday when hr
was knocked down by an auto driven could have
Ralph Hulhert and family spent
Monday evening at the parsonage
with Rev. and Mrs. Buckner.
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Williams
and daughter Miss Opal were dinner
guests Sunday of Mrs. Williams
mother Mrs. Lechtenberger.
The switchboard was closed for a
few hours on Sunday, and Mrs. Jen-
kins and family were dinner guests at
the Hudson home near Frisco.
Mrs. Mina Connor was a very wel-
come caller at the parsonage last
There was a called meeting of the
W\ M. S. last week to close up und
balance the hooks so Rev. Buckner
the report* ready for con-
Mrs. Holmes Nichols who has been
ill with Influenza Is improving, al-
though site is st ill confined to her bed
The White Way Lunch will publish
a free lunch coupon In this paper one
day this week; watch for the coupons.
by prank Welter. The hoy was with
Itis mother and stopped directly In
front of the Welter machine. The
hoy’s mother exonerated Mr. Welter
front pH blame.
"Jesus the Teacher" will he the suit-
■Ml of the Bible study conducted by
the pastor In the basement of the St
John’s Methodist church at 7:30 this
i vetting. The lesson Is taken from
the 4th chaptM’ of St Mark.
WHITE WAY LUNCH
Brooder roal at Farmers’ Elevator.
Lunch Saturday Free
Watch for thr coupons.
There "as a line Sunday school and
service last Sunday morning- Every-
one enjoved tlm duett by Mr. and Mrs.
Adkissou. Rev. Buckner showed a
picture of Mrs Sarah M<’i’tZ. the cen-
tenarian who passed away at Enid
Inst week. He sp-.ke at some length
on her life. Site had been a member
of the Evangelleal church for over 'to
y,.,ir« Previous to her death Mu,
said her long lire was due to
-right living ami the worship of God
was D'2 years old Iasi Hopt'm
Her mind was clear to the end,
She was hurled a* Imr old home In
Many of the farmers of this vicinity
have finished sowing oats and winter
barley. The fine rain about a week
ago eame Just in time to start these
County Agent Felix West conducted
a terracing demonstration at the home
of Fred Schwab Tuesday, Mar. 3.
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Bruce and
family were Sunday callers at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Holland.
It is reported that William Hoops
will return home soon from the El
Reno sanitarium, where he has suc-
cessfully undergone a very serious
Everett Bruce and Hugh Holland
motored to Okarrhe Sunday after-
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Zweiacher are
the proud parents of a son, weight
s 1-4 pounds, to whom they have giv-
en the name John Lewis.
Miss Ethel Lilly visited Pauline
Perkins Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Clovis and
family. Mr. and Mrs. A. Hrlsman and
family were Sunday dinner guests at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. William
Mr. and Mrs. Lilly were Sunday
•allers at th«* home of Mr. and Mrs.
\V. R. flay who live near Calumet.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Smith and
laughter Alice attended a surprise
birthday party Sunday at the home
of their son Floyd Thomas. A very
pleasant and enjoyable time was re-
During the past week the school has
omplied with a few more of the re-
pnrenients for a model school. Am-
,ng these are swings, new basket-
.-ill goals and teeter-totters.
The box social given by the do-
icstic science girls on Friday even-
ic Wits a NUceoss.
With the assistance of our "Lion,
!r. L It Gephurt. and othe rEI Reno
dent, a very Interesting program was
uidered and thoroughly enjoyed by
The proceeds amounting I" npproxl-
lately $32.00. will he used to further
he scoring of Mt. View as a model
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