The Chandler Tribune (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 2, 1915 Page: 1 of 8
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OFFICIAL PAPER FOR THE CITY OF CHANDLER
THE CHANDLER TRIBUNE
CHANDLER, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER, 2, 1915.
CHANDLER TO HAVE GOOD
FOOT BALL TEAM.
Much talk is heard among- the
sports of the city concerning the out-
look for a foot ball team this coming
year. After a careful servey of the
situation we are sure that one of the
best teams will be put out in the
history of the school. Most of the
back field men of last year gradu-
ated it is true but' there is plenty of
material left to select from and with
a little experience some of them are
likely to prove to he stars.
Some of the old men who are to
be back this year are, Curry who
played end last year, Staubus who
was a wonder at full. Efaw at tackle,
Smith at center. Escho Westover and
Leo Stinnett. Then there is big Ottie
Moore who should do good wosk in
the line this year. Some of the boys
think Speilberger should get into the
game this year if his work is not too
heavy in school. Willie Mear.s should
make a good man at guard.
Some of the new men expected to
be heard from are Fretwell who at
c.r.e time !.-d fare to make a swift man
at half but retired from the game
last year. He will be in this year for
all he is worth. Dooley is tooted as
one of the swiftest men i nthe state
and he will be pn the field this year
for the first time. He should make
r. good end. Arnold who although
young is one of the stoutest men of
the bunch. He has been working
hard this summer and has developed
muscle that, is bound to count in his
favor. Many exect Dewey to make a
star man. Then there are several
others who have had a little exper-
ience but never have had a chance to
learn the game. Whitey Walley is a
big man and should make some one
work hard for a place on the team.
Tt is reported that Raynor Westover
will he back in school this year and
he should make good in the line. It
looks like Tope would have about
twenty men pn the field to start with
and here is hoping for a swift bunch
< I’ players.
OUR PUBLIC FORUM.
We arc this week starting the Pub-
lic Forum column for the benefit of
public spirited perple who which lo
make comment on local conditions.
books could be gotten into the towi,
and before the people. They will
sell, be read and appreciated. The
stock investment will not be large,
the accomodation and patronage bet-
ter, and as a result a higher class,
better thinking set of people will be
One other phase of the book prob-
lem has also presented itself; that of
a public and school library. In look-
ing over the spare library of the high
school some books were found of less
value than their shelf room; "some are
duplications and incomplete m them
selves; while some are the very best
money can buy. But the good sets
and volumes, wisely chosen are far
too few for an up-to-date high school
library such as is badly needed in a
school and town of our size. Our
high school needs a working and read-
ing library of not less than 2,000
volumes. The people who give their
children a modern education owe
those children this modern conven-
This too, is a financial proposition
sometimes hard to solve, Everyone
looks to the- School Board to furnish
the money, and if there is not a hand-
seme surplus on hand to be set aside
. a library fund the whole thing is
dropped. Yet, there is surely a solu-
tion fra* every such problem, if we
really desire to make ours a progres-
sive little city. School Beards are
usually willing to dispose of most of
their funds for the development of the
schools, and no doubt ours will be will-
ing to go the limit of the treasury in
establishing a worthy high school li-
brary, if the patrons will assist. Let
the ' larger business concerns con-
tribute, fav $10, to a library fund,
while others and individuals add to
it by gifts of $10 down to -1. How
many books would it buy? If we are
liberal, hundreds of them! Then,
since the patrons and citizens shall
have helped to establish the library,
open it to the public and make it of
increased value to the people of the
It costs to exist, but the profits are
small; it costs more to live, but the
profits arc- infinitely larger.
Not to proclaim but to do; not to relate but
to meditate; not to preceive greatness but to as-
pire to goodness; not to seek fame but a better
faith; not to assume anything but to hope all
things—this is the humble spirit that gaineth all
things. To prate of past glories, to predict future
ones; to discourse constantly of personal powress,
to search out new ways for self-glorification—this
is to invite disorder, dismay, and defeat. It is
the vanity of vanities, of which cometh naught.
The true spirit—that which loses sight of self
in the pure effulgence of the common good—goeth
even on to greater and more glorious destinies.
Seeking neither notoriety nor reputation, and car-
ing for neither praise nor condemnation, desiring
only and wholly the approval of his own inner
counsel—to such a soul, simple and inornate, grav-
itates iill the goodness and beauty in the universe.
—Harry Krankliu Porter.
THINGS THAT ARE WORTH SEEKING.
Let us learn to be content with what we have.
T ct us get rid of our false- estimates. Set up all
the higher ideals—a quiet home, vines of our own
; lantii a few books full of inspiration of a gen-
ius. a few friends worthy of being loved and able
to love in return, a hundred innocent pleasures
that bring no pain or remorse, a devotion to the
right that will not not swerve, a simple religion,
- rnpty of all bigotry, full of trust and hope and
love—and to such a philosophy this world will give
up nil the joys it has.—David Swing.
nts and sufferest
Stillwuter, Okla., Aug. 31.—For the
benefit of Oklahoma farmer boys who
desire a course in agriculture, but
feel that they cannot afford to spend
the time and money incidental to a
four year general course, the Okla-
homa A. & M. College has established
a short course in practical agriculture
to cover three years of twenty week3
The course this year will begin Oc-
tober 11 and close March 11. The
time was set with the idea of inter-
fering as little as possible with farm
work. Upon completion of the three
winter’b work the student will be
given a certificate.
There will be no entrance require-
ments to the new course. Any young
man with a common school education
and who is 1(1 years or more of age
can enter the course without exam-
ination. The subjects taught will be
intensely practical and only such ns
are vital to actual farm practice. The
instructors will he the same as em-
ployed in the regular college courses
and the scientific equipment of tha
college will be available to the short
As in the regular courses, no tuition
is charged. Livng expenses are low
in Stillwater. Sixty-three percent of
the students at A. & M. college work
their way, wholly or in part, but
short course students should not count
too strongly on this means of support.
Assistance will be given them in find-
ing work, but this is not always afail-
The influences surrounding stud-
ents at the college are good. Still-
water is a small, college town and has
no pool halls or places of vice.
In addition to the general short
course in agriculture, Ihere are spec-
ial short courses in dairyihg that will
interest many farm boys. A circular
of information concerning the various
short courses at the college has just
been published and will be sent to any
ovs crimes of burglary planed and I meeting is called for the purpose of addref in Oklahoma nPI>li<--a-
E. G. HU.EY.jof the community think that they executed a clever delivery. It seems i talking over several matters relative "on- Adress Pr.ncipa of Short course
- would spend the sum of money that that they had been working very to the coming year. A- * M’ College’ •s‘'Hwater, okla.
NOTHER NEW BRICK BUILDING, they will spend in advertising this nuietly for several days removing Back Work Must be Made up
--- Pr°miUmS JUSt ' °f ,he ™dow casi"S and ^d- Anv student or parent who desires
to see me relative to school matters
-,-/•!! find me at the office in the high
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FIRST STATE BANK FAIR.
ANOTHER JAIL BREAK.
We desire to again call the atten- The second jail delivery in the past
tion of our readers to the fair to be ,, ,
held by the First State Bank on the j , m°n1hs Was made last Sunday
10th of this month. j l from the Lincoln county jail
This fair is held by the bank pri- | Lore. Two very youthful prisoners,
marily as an advertisement. Advu- j Bedford Franklin and Miner Smith,
! sin, pays and the bank knows it ami who were in jail charged'with mimer-
dees not attempt to make the people
discouraged and cause trouble for
All students is the First, Second,
Third and Fourth grades who live
south and cast of a line beginning on
the west at eleventh street going
east to the Frisco railroad, thence
north to fourth street thence cast to
the city limits shall go to the south
school building and all north and west
of this line shall go to the west school
All students from the country who
belong in these grades must report to
the Superintendent to be assigned to
one of the two districts. Fifth grade
students may come to the west school,
vhile sixth, seventh and eighth grade
students must go to the East school.
Assignment of Teachers.
The following is the assignment of
teachers for the coming year. There
are very few changes made and the
tea>hers selected are the very best
to be had.
Fay Armstrong, first and second
Nona Roberts, third and fourth
I.ettie Mcl ane, sixth.
Gertrude McCormick, sixth.
W. T. Gentry, seventh grade.
Sherman Huffman, eighth, principal
Wes t School.
Annie Laura Hereford, first and
Bes.se Gilliam, second and third.
Vola Martin, third and fourth.
Anna Willis, fifth grade.
Sam Denycr, Principal.
Mary Conger, Latin and German.
Lucele Creighton, English.
Changes may be made in the as-
signment in case the enrollment de-
Call for Teachers’ Meeting.
1 wish to meet all the teachres for
the- coming year in the office at the
high school building Saturday after-
noon September It, at 3 o’clock. This
A SHORT COURSE FOR OKLAHO-
MA FARM BOYS.
Another new brick building for
Chandler on Manvel Avenue is plan-
. . . . I ned for the near future. Mrs. Clara Ia?r VV111 snow what this county can
Lettering the community m any W’I Botkin and her brother Whit Ulan, do in the way of producing the ar-|s.;„ ttnd the ir
These art-cles must be signed when have plans dawn for an up_t0-date cessaryw L fill the cellar and dow.
sent to us. nyone esiring to “as-1 building on their lots just south ofthe pantry for the family and the barn | Aftei; ,,n;nin
° CI" Collar Furniture store, which, when, and crib for our live stock. j , , , ,. ....... , . _ ,
completed will be occupied by the' John Jones shows good coin while jy-,. f.pwn.s ^
| ing it under the cots and
But there is another side to it. Thin during Sundav night completed the
will show what this county can | job by romoving all of the window
bars across (he win-
v-er an article of this or any
week may do so.
tiieh- f eedom they
With the nearness of the fiday
of the school year comes a renewed
interest in books. And at this par-
ticular time we are especially in-
terested in Chandler’s books; not
necessarily those used in the schools,
but thosg used in the libraries for
reference work, and the pleasure
promising fiction. With this new in-
terest urging him on the writer of
this article has been browsing recent
ly among the bookshelves of the tow,:
to no little advantage
The limited number of books on the
book dealers’ shelves have not made
the most desirable showing—these
dealers are not largely at fault. The
books on sale, including the circulat-
ing libraries number about 375. Of
this number 13.6 per cent or 51 vol-
umes are really desirable; such as
most teachers or literary critics would
recommend for us and our children to
read. This leaves 86.4 per cent of the
purchasable books in town partly, at
least undesirable literature. Among
the 51 volumes 6 are histories. By
these better books 32 substantial an-'
reliable authors arc represented. Be
again let it be said that the locM
dealers should not be censured foi
this condition. ,
News(Publicist and a grocery store.
It will have a basement arranged es-,
pecially suited for a printing plant,
the upper room will also be especial-
ly arranged for a grocery store., and
office room for the business and ed-
itorial end of the Pub. The frame
building now on the lot will be torn
down immediately in preparation to
This is the fifth brick business
building started in the past two
his neighbor has poor stuff on his j
place. The neighbor says “How did [
vou do it Jones?’’ j , , , ......
UTt ■ ,, . ,. store and dressed up, leaving their old
“By using care in the selection of | ,
-i.rh., Ihey secured a hun-
Vr. Green’s barn and stole two young-
mares and bridles, rode to Wellston
where they broke into Lunns general
David L. Miller, 36, Tryon; Martha
A. Ely, 17, Tryon.
Robert Smith, (col), 22, Chandler;
Beulah Wells, 18, (col) Chandler.
Chester A. Sutton, 34, Chandler; hers being used to correspond with
Lavm Gordon, 34, Chandler. | the names of parties owning and ex-
Menard Stowers, 28, Chandler; May hibiting the different articles.
my seed and the proper tilling of the
the land.” Jones replies.
The neighbor at once makes up his
mind that he will try- next year and
does and grows better corn.
This illustration applies as well to
other field crops and to the canned
fruit and vegetables. Every man who
sees this fair goes home enthused
over what can be done and makes up
his mind that he will do better work
and raise better crops next year.
The plan upon which the fair will
be conducted is about as follows:
Goods will be displayed about as
they would be at our state fair, num-
Reed, 22, Chandler.
Dallas D. Saddler 19, Wellston;
Anna Bell Humphrey, 18, Wellston.
Frank Dugan, 21, Prague; Sadie
Smith, 18, Spark s.
BIG DISTRICT FAIR.
The Cimarron Valley Fail- at Guth-
rie September 14, 15, 16, and 17,
promises to be one of the big Fairs
It is not difficult to understand wh- j >f the state this year,
the book business as a commercir
enterprise does not flourish in a tow
of this size. Money can be tied u-
in books more rapidly than in mos
shelf goods and unless it is a movim
stock, it is not very inviting to .-
dealer; he prefers not to have hi
money there. Then there is small dr
mar.d for the books we are callinj
desiral le and it seems easier to ol-
der the bcok or set when it is wanted
(However a book will advertise an
sell itself, from the shelf, twice be
fore it will do it once from an un-
But may there not be a remedy?
Let a book stall be set up in one coi -
ner of some drug store or news stand,
where half a dozen book companies
could keep displays and a complete
line of catalogues and price lists, t v
means of which the latest and best
The racing program is of the best,
ncluding the biggest motorcycle con-
test ever pulled off in the state, the
agricultural and live stock depart-
ments are bigger and better and the
free attractions many and thrilling,
ncluding balloon ascensions and
louble parachute jump by a girl bal-
A big carnival company will show
ill week and there will tractor, silo
building and other demonstrations,
herse and auto shows.
The aim of the management is to
have a real old time agricultural fair
with many state fair features and
their phenomenal success of the past
two years will undoubtedly be sur-
passed this year.
It will be a show worth attending
and should be liberally patronized
from this section.
No one but the officers of the bank
will know who owns any article ex-
Competent judges will be seiecteu
to judge the different articles and of
course they must be persons who do
not have exhibits. Neither shall mem-
bers of their families.
The judges will not know the own-
ership of any exhibit and the whole
contest will be conducted in a fair ami
Ail articles shall remain the prop-
erty of the exhibitor but the bank
hopes that they will be left for a time
that all may have an opportunity to
The shelfing has been prepared and
articles may be brought in at any
time now. The premiums will be
awarded on September 16th and the
ribbons will be attached to the win-
This fair should receive the hearty-
support of all our people that it may-
be the success it’s promoters hope for.
ihocl builling every day. Those
tudents who are behind in their work
hovld mal e :t a point to see me some
:> as to make arrangements for the
All back work
ust be made up or arranged with
me before students are advanced to
the next higher grade.
Special Attention Given Penmanship.
All the grade tachers are taking a
course in penmanship and at the op-
ening of school this term much at-
tention will be given to the subject of
penmanship. The Cramer system hn-
been adopted for use in the schools
for the next five years. Our teachers
took a course in the Palmer method
last spring and it was their desire to
continue teaching that method but the
change has been made by the State
Board of Education. The two methods
are very much alike and little incon-
venience will be had because of the
Victrola Methods td be Used.
The school has purchased a victrola
and a number of records for use in
the primary department and high
ini wmen j school, especially. Miss Hereford
formerly] Bjudjed vjctr0!a methods during the
TREE PLANTING TIME.
dred dollars worth of merchandise,
mounted any! rode away.
Upon discovery of the break Mon-
day morning, Sheriff Arnold and
deputy Hi Frisbie started in pursuit
in Frisbie’s auto. They took up the
trail at Wellston and followed them
all through the bottoms belolw Wells-
ton and Luther finally catching the
boys at Jones City Tuesday morning,
bringing them back here to wait trial
on a more serious offense.
The prisoners are mere boys only
15 and 18 years old, but have a rather
bad character. They were arrested
about two months ago and were wait-
ing trial at the next term of court.
One cf the boys escaped once before
I ut was caught. The cell from which
they escaped is what was
used as the jailer’s office and worn- j summer and has prepared aTourse
en s cell and was never built to with- j |-or the little folks that will be inter-
tand experienced jail breakers. They ,,sting indeed. Miss Armstrong has
were placed in this cell on account of j taken special work along a similar
the other cells being crowded. j ijne and she wd] be a|de do some
--CT-- j very effective work with the machine.
OI I LINE OF SCHOOL WORK. A public program will be given as
~i soon as the children are trained so
When the city school opens on Sep-! that the patrons may see what some
tember 13, it is my desire to have of the latest developments are along
every boy and girl of school age to! the line of public education. Victro-
start to school on that day for if a las are in use in most of the towns oi
student does not begin at the first of the state and they are especially
the school you can not expect good recommended by the normal schools,
results. All children who will be six | Next week we will publish a corn-
years old before the first of April | plete list of the books used by grades
1916 are permitted to start to school; in the schools,
on the opening day but they will not C. E. TOPE.
be admitted after school begins for _CT__
when the beginning class is organized NOTICE TO WATER CONSUMERS
we will not start any more this year.
A successful fruit season, its1 the
past one has been, always creates ah
interest in the planting of fruit trees
and vines. There are two periods dur-
ing which planting is done—during
the fall and during the late winter or
early spring. The fall period begins
about August 15 and continues until
October 10 to 20. The spring period
begins about January 30 and con-
tinues until May 1 in Oklahorha.
Where the winters are not cold
enough to damage the nursery stock
by freezing, and there is abundant
rainfall, the fall plantings are usual-
ly found the best. The winter rains
pack the soil about the roots and the
plant is established and ready to
start growth as soon as the weather
is favorable. The late spring plant-
ings are not ready to grow until much
of the most favorable weather is
On account of the dry winters,
spring plantings have usually been
found the most successful in Oklaho-
ma. This is especially true in the
drier western portion of the state.
The dry atmosphere allows the plants
to dry out so much that the plants
are materially weakened. Some are
dead before spring opens and others
die soon after starting growth.
Where one desires to make a small
home fruit planting and can irrigate
the few plants, it is well to try plant-
ing in the fall. This is especially
true of strawberries, as it will enable
one to have berries the following
spring. If the planting does not do
well, the area is not large and the
expense of replan’--g in the spring
is hot great. In this type of plant-
ing the owner Is usually willing to
spend unite a bit of money to gain
time where he could not afford to in
a large commercial planting.
Spring plantings should be made
iust as soon as the ground can be
j prepared after the latter part of Jan-
uary. The stock is sure to be dor-
mant at this tinie, and after being
| planted it will start into growth with
Mr. E. M. Rice proprietor of the! April 1916 to enter.
There has sometimes been some mis-i Penalty will be added on all wateer;P0 interruption as soon as the vveath-
understanding as to this matter in I consumers who have rot paid their j,,,. is sufficientlv warm. Stock that
past years. We will not allow any " ater rent on or before the 10th of | is secured and planted in late April or
I ,.h’ld. 'vho is not six years ol(i before the m0ntn’ , May has usually started growth
, H is not best to 5 cents per 1000 gallon will be add- This is stopped when the plant is re-
( handler Produce Co., made a deal start children to school before they ed to all consumers on meter. | set until it establishes itself again,
last Thursday with Mr. Million, own- are six and many times the child 10 per cent will be added on all flat in this way the plant is weakened and
er of the Jewitt Produce Co., whereby | would be better off if they were kept rate consumers. This applies to all the growth delayed until later when
he becomes the owner of both houses, cut of school until they were seven, each and every month. the conditipns are much less favor-
and will continue to operate as the | As a rule students who begin too J. BART FOSTER, able.-Leonard G. Herron, A. & M.
Chandler Produce Co. early rarely every do well but become Water Commissioner. College, Stillwater.
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