The Chandler Tribune (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 22, 1917 Page: 3 of 8
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+ STATE EDUCATIONAL NOTES +
■* By R. H. Wilson *
•* State Superintendent +
TIE DANCE: ITS GOODl
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To Consolidated District Boards
1 am glad to report to you that the
t ill appropriating $125,000.00 for con-
solidated schools has passed both
tiouaes in the legislature and has been
sent to the Governor for his signa-
ture. I am sure it will be signed in
a short time and funds will be avail-
able to take up the unpaid claims
against the state, which we were un-
able to pay from the appropriation
-Bade four years ago.
Our plan is to pay all deferred
claims against the state and then use
U>e balance of this apropriation to
hWp new consolidated scbols. First,
wc want to pay those who have ap-
plied for state aid; second, we want
to pay those who have not yet con-
solidated but who desire to consoli-
.*ote in the near future.
Take this up with your county sup-
erintendent and have all papers com-
ptoted by the time the money is avail-
able. 1 shall have the Secretary of
rfie State Board of Education forward
claim blanks to be signed by the Board
m all districts where part payment
‘has been made. These blanks will be
acnt just as soon as the money is
a va liable.
All districts which have not receiv-
ed money from the state fund mui
make application direct to the secre-
tly of the State Board of Education.
1 would advise that this be done
’tt.teogh the county superintendent’s
i am writing this letter in order
that you may know the situation for
1 realize that many of you have be-
come impatient because you have not
already received this money. It is my
intention that you shall get it at the
earliest possible moment.
To The County Superintendents.
The week beginning February 18th
vnd closing the 24th has been desig-
nated by proclamation throughout the
csontry as a week of Patriotic song.
T trust that the same will be observed
:n every school in the state of Okla-
homa. The song service in the public
achools should not be confined to this
one week. At least one patriotic song
should be sung in each school every
day. Public school children should be
taught the story of the beginning of
this nation and the struggles of our
forefathers as nation builders. All
this should inspire a loyal spirit of
patriotism and the true type of cit-
I trust that you will have in every
school in your county some kind of
program commemorating George
Washington’s Birthday. If school is
net held on the 22nd, hold these ex-
ercises on the 21st or 23rd. Send a
letter to all of your teachers asking
O.im to display the American Flag
aid to teach the children the flag
salute. There has never been a period
in the history of our country when
Ibis has been more important than it
is at the present time. America ex-
pects every superintendent and every
teacher to do his duty. Will we?
R. H WILSON.
State Supt. of Public Instruction.
From time to time people who ore
afraid humanity cannot stem the tide
of existing evils, whatever they may
be, arise and condemn some of the
most reputable functions of society.
The dance is one of the best, noblest
and most artistic of social activities.
This is true not only from a social
standpoint, butp hysically and mor-
There is hardly an educational in-
stitution in the land that has physical
training department but teaches
dencing for its physical benefit. A
two hours walk is beneficial to any-
one and it is seldom that one dances
more than two hours in an evening.
Dancing brings every muscle of the
body in play and gives one a certain
grace and poise that can seldom be
acquired otherwise. Now, any exer-
cise which tends to strengthen the
lody will certainly have no evil effect
upon the mind. Our best medical au-
thorities tell us that a strong body
as a rule means a strong mind. Then
a strong mind is the greatest barrier
to weak morals.
There is nothing morally wrong
with the dance, because the basis of
immorality is not of physical ele-
ments, but is to be found in mental
incapacities. Close physical associa-
tion need not necessarily mean in-
timate association. A real lady will
seet hat it does mean that activities
aie not the most righteous. So these
associations tend to broaden ones
knowledge of the relations of man-
Often time we censure institutions
ar a whole because of the weaknesses
of individuals. In large cities where
public dance halls are common we
condemn the dance because some in-
dividuals succumb to temptations of
tr.eir own personal passions. As in
many other cases it is not the thing
itself which is at fault, but this
HUNG is used as the instrument for
accomplishing an evil result. Take
a game of Rook. Say the parties in
the game are betting. Now it is not
OUR DOPE COLUMN
Even Cuba can’t resist the tempta-
tion. Hell’s broke loose down therej
If we are to have preparedness in
this country, let’s have it before we
cies mcared all over the map.
Laugh? We do! The idea of old
Carranza posing as a dove of peace
is too much vinegar in the sugar
But, then, we don’t know what’s
happening to the man in the moon.
As an effective method of national
preparedness we suggest the prompt
planting of spuds—more spuds.
Having overrun the skies, the cost
of living is now reconnoitering for
even higher altitudes.
Republican? Democrat? Never!
When our county is threatened we are
an American—AN AMERICAN.
We are not a bit flippant when we
express the arden hope that the fed-
eral investigation of the high cost of
living doesn’t pave the way for yet
The economical housewife now
carefully counts her spuds before
If Villa gets to sloshing around too
recklessly in Pershing’s old shoes,
Lncle Sam may yet be forced to pull
In these strenuous times we forgot
to mention in our last issue that St.
Valentine made his periodical visit
without creating even a ripple on the
With Floyd Thompson at the wheel
the Ozark Trail official car made the
tnp from Chandler to Oklahoma City
T;6 miles, over the Central route of the
©lark Trails, in two hous and nine
ndnutes. At no time was a speed of
35 miles per hour exceeded nor was
it necessary to run slower than 20
tides because of road conditions. In
Oklahoma county, covering 30 of the
ifuiut; ate ---
the fault of the game that betting is gun(jay dinners,
being done, but it is the fahlt of the
individual. The game is only being
used as an insrument to determine
who shall he the winner of the “pot.”
So it is with dancing. The dance in
itself is not harmful or immoral. It
is the moral ideals in the minds of men
that is at fault. So all arguments
against dancing are necessarily fic-
titious to a certain degree.
The permission of improper activ-
ities toward ones person, and the over
throw of ones own will power, are the
barriers that must be overcome in
leading one astray. Wherther danc-
ing permits this to be more easily
done is extremely doubtful, and at
most can only be an assumption.
There is no more artistic function
in social circles than the dance. To
see couples responding to the rythm
of music w’ith graceful step and dig-
nity of action, with bodies swaying in
unison, systematic in every motion,
yet free in every movement, makes
one feel the joy and gaiety of youth,
which need not cease merely because
the dust of silver has been sprinkled
on the brow of age.
The dance is one of the best func-
tions of society. It is highly educa-
tional and artistic, and seldom sends
anyone astray except of their own
volition. Tjie inequalities of our so-
cial system, and the long, loose tongue
of the social gossiper have started
more on the downward path to ruin
than all the dances in centuries now
If we must have war, trot it along,
this uncertainty interweres with our
Universal service wouldn’t be so
bad, after all. Instead of ogling
young girls on the streets, our nine-
teen-lyear -old mashers would be de
voting their valuable time to the de
lightful occupation of digging trench-
es, pearing spuds, washing dishes and
drilling in the boiling sun, Make it
Well, anyway, Tom Lawson has
been swallowed up in a bigger scare.
Verily, there is some consolation, even
in our greatest misfortunes.
Rankers don’t like the new coins be-
cause they say that they are hard to
stack. But we are not running a
An exchange says, a man should
have a good excuse ready before com-
mitting a mean act. The average man
has. He’s the excuse.
A few days ago a rather bashful
young woman went, into a Cashion
store carrying three chickens. She
inquired the price of chickens and at
the same time laid them on a counter.
The clerk did not know that the chick-
ens feet were tied and asked if they
would lay there. She bit her hand-
kerchief and replied, “No sir, they are
Some sensitive people are begin-
ning to wonder if a man will feel any
better in the next world after being
blown up by a mine, than he would
55 miles, the road is in a finished con- j have felt had he been sunk by a sub-
ditlon apdi s a joy to the motorist. marine.
Mary had a little calf,
It made her feel quite hurt;
And that is why she ne:er wore
The latest style of skirt.
Mary had a little calf,
She wouldn’t let you know it;
But when she turned her back the wind
would blow her skirt and show it.
RAILROAD SUPPLIES INCREASE
Stay With Lincoln County
east terms on
We have, for nearly twenty four years, and do
our part to develope its farms, builu its roads, main*
tain its schools, assist its commercial business, and
help its people:-
We loan at low rates and
FARMS, Chattel and other personal
We receive deposits, subject t<
or on time certificates, allowing
We cash your countv,
warrants; handle collections, sell
drafts and Traveler’s Checks
t on tune
t " i,ship
The Union National ank
The Pioneer Bank of Lincoln Cminty
N. M. Rice, second vice president
I of the Frisco railway has prepared a
table showing that 52 per cent of the
rruterial purchased by the Frisco in
1 Y.\Z, Hill cost $3,350,532 more in 1017
or an increase of 119 per cent. The
j remaining 48 per cent of material
j purchased has increased 60 per cent
I Such items as axles, if the same
j quantity were bought in 1917 as in
i 1015 would cost 257 per cent more.
Prtike beams would cost 86 per cent
additional High speed drills would
cost the Frisco $47,595 more in 1917
thai. they would in 1915. Continuous
joints, if the same quantity were pur-
el used in 1917 ns in 1915. it would re-
quire an additional expenditure of
$152.43?. For the same quantity of
tr: ck srukes used in 1915, the Frisco
wo*’1S have to pay $”09,714 more than
it did at that time. Boiler tubes have
:nerooopd ‘ 1 per cent. Steel wheels
107 per cent.
These are but ft few of the many
items wh'eb Ip view of the fact tha'
the average freight rate per ton pp-
mile or >h. railroads oft he United
States in 191ft was lower than ever
r vt-n .--eater tban ever before
ployeew as greater than ever before
makes tbn railroad managers wonde-
v here tv>e money will come from to
make many essential iriprovements.
The writer of this article remem-
bers, when a boy, reading a book
which treated of the customs of the
people during the days of the old New
The feature of the book that pro-
duced the most lasting ampression
vras the seemingly utter absence of
amusements among the children of
that day. And we remember wonder-
ing if those sober little children ever
smiled, and if they really enjoyed
committing to memory Psalms by the
We should encourage healthy
amusements, in old as well as in the
Fun—pure unadulterated, care-free
enjoyment, unhampered by thought of
anything serious—is as necessary to
the right development of the human
animal as is daylight to the plant. We
qualify it only by adding “in moder-
Were you ever on a large stock
farm, where numbers of colts were
herded in a pasture? If so, you have
noticed that very little of their time
seemed to be given to the serious
problem of cropping grass. When
they were not engaged in games of
romps, teasing each other, they were
prowling over the field, investigating
every nook and corner. Their rest-
lessness and curiosity were never sat-
Young people—and many older
ones, too—are just like those colts.
Life is not a serious problem to them.
That comes only in later years. They
know not, as yet, that life holds for
them any serious problems to be
solved. In fact, they couldn’t under-
stand them if confronted with them.
Since, then, our young people WILL
have amusements, what are we of this .
town doing about it? Are we furnish-1
ing it for them, or are we simply per-1
milting them to seek such as they
We should keep in mind the factj
that just as they are incapable of
grasping the serious side of life, so
are they incapable of judging tha i
merits or demerits of their amuse- j __
It is our duty as guardians of the
morals of the community to see that i
our young people are not only kept
free from the WRONG amusements,
but are FURNISHED with the
An up-to-date opera house or a
CLEAN moving picture show is a
modern necessity in every town. A
first-class gymnasium, ball park, etc.,
are essential to the right development
of our young people.
The churches and parents are charg-
ed with the moral development of our
children. The schools are held ac-
countable for their mentality and ed-|
i rational qualifications.
But amusement alcne can develop
tnat physique which will insure suc-
cess in the commercial pursuits of
later life, and which will supply the
health that leads to ripeness of age.
Study this subject over carefully,!
you mothers and fathers. Consider
the buoyant spirits and overflowing
energies of your boys and girls, and
recognize the plain truth that they
MUST have an outlet. Then askj
yourself the question: “Are we fur-
nishing them SAFE and HARMLESS
means of diversion?
Never fear but they can find j
amusement in plenty if we turn them
loose to hunt for it. They’ll find it,
and it may suit them, but will the
QUALITY suit us?
It would be well for us to pause
in the chase of the dollar long enough
to make sure that the young people
of our community have a sufficiency1
of SANE and HEALTHY amuse- j
We spend thousands in fitting them
to chase the dollar It were better if
we spent a portion of those thousands
in tiding them over the period of their
lives when they are most liable to j
contract habits that will UNFIT ^
them for ALL of life.
Our boys and girls will be what
WE make them—or permit them to
make of themselves.
Notice is hereby Riven to all persons
interested in the estate of A. J. Bouton,
deceased, that on the 9th day of February,
Viola B. Saffell, formerly Viola B.
baker, produced and filed in the County
Court of the county of Lincoln and State
of Okiuhoma an instrument In writing pur-
porting to be the lust will and testament of
A. J. Bouton, deceased, and also filed lu
said court this petition praying for the
probate of said will and that Letters Tes-
tamentary issue thereon to her the said
Viola B. Saffell, formerly Viola B. Baker,
the executrix named in said will.
Pursuant to an order of said Court made
on the 9th day of February, 1917^ notice is
hereby given that the 27th day of February
1917 at the hour of 10 o’clock A. M., of said
day, the same being n day of the regular
January, term, 1917, of said Court, hwi
1m en appointed as the time for hearing
said petition and proving said willt at the
County Court room in Chandler, in saki
county of Uurolu when and where all per-
sons interested may appear and content the
InTcstimony Whereof, I have hereunto set
my hand aud seal of said county court
this 9th day of February, 1917.
IRA F.. BILUNGSLEa,
(SEAL) County Judge.
(Publshed In the Chandler Tribune Feb.
8, 15, and 22nd, 1917.)
Certificate No. 5328 Sale of 1914.
State of Oklahoma, County of Lincoln, ss:
To L. W. Clapp, the owner und all per-
Tnaranr if taM mwH iltln ab M4
on Mid day for tha tax*, again*! Mid ,riM
lses for the 1913, which taxes were on said
date delinquent, and tax sale ceriflcate No.
5328 was duly issued to the County of Lin-
coln, Stae of Oklahoma^ and that tha
amount of said taxes for the year 1913
against said real estate above described
was and Is the sum of *40.29 with interest,
penalties and cost. That in addition to the
uhove tax there is due against said prem-
ises above described the Deep Fork Drain-
age assessment and advelorum tax cover-
ing several years.
That on the 12h day of January, 1918,
the said County of IJneoin, State of Ok-
lahoma, by and through its County Treas-
urer, R. P. Roope duly sold, assigned,
transferred and delivered to Claude Mc-
Laughlin said tax sale certificate No. 5328,
and that tiie said Claude MrLaughllu Is
now and ever since said date has been the
legal owner and holder of said tax sale
CLitiflcate No. 5328, and that the consid-
eration therefor was *49.10, which said sum
is now due with Interest and penalties and
And each of you are further notified that
unless redemption is mode from said sale
within sixty days after the service of this
notice, or the first publication thereof, a
tax deed will be demanded by the under-
signed, Claude McLaughlin for said real
estate above described ami will Issue us
piovlded by law.
Witness our hands this 7th day of Feb-
Holder of Tax Certificates.
Attest: J. C. PRINC.EY,
County Clerk. *
By L. I.. LEWIS, Deputy.
sons inerested iu said real estate herein-
after described and to all persons in pos-
session of said real estate, which Is de-
scribed as follows, to-wit:
The Southwest Quarter (SWVi) of
Section Twenty-eight (28) Township
Fourteen (14) North, Range Six (A)
Last of the I. M., Lincoln County, Ok-
You, and each vf you ure hereby notified
that the above described real estate wus
on the 2nd day of November, 1914, sold to
(Published in the Chaiullrr Tribune, Feb.
8, 15, 22 and March 1, 1917.)
To the Citizens of Lincoln (xmnty:
Notice is hereby given that Carl Gold-
man who was on the 23rd day of December
1913 convicted of burglary, 1st degree, In
the District Court will on the 13th day of
March, 1917 muke application to the Gov-
ernor for Executive clemency.
At reasonable rates; Money Furnished by me at once on
execution of papers. You avoid the usual delay incident to
giving your application to some local loan agent.
ALBERT E. ROSS
Which Is The Right Road?
That Depends on Where You Are Going
If you arc in search of the freshest,
cleanest and best line of
The right road is the one that leads
straight to our store. You will find
here just what you are looking for.
It is our constant endeavor to sup-
ply our customers with the cream
of the market in all lines.
DON’T BE SIDE-TRACKED. Come straight to
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Statement of the Condition of
The First National Bank
OF CHANDLER, OKLAHOMA
At the Close of Business, December 27, 1916.
INTERNAL REVENUE NOTES.
All individi’ftls receiving n net in-1
come of $3,000.00 or more, including
income from dividends, during the
calendar year of 1916 must, under the
new Federal Income Tax Law, file a
return with Hubert L. Bolen, collect-
of internal revenue at Oklahoma
City, Okla., not later than March 1,
fnnnrto from rnrnorat’ons are now
due for the calendar year 19lo'and
t <• f d on or before March 1st,
regardless of the amount of incline or
•'hethcr or not any business was
ransacted during the year. Corpora-
tions that went out of business dur-
ng the year by dissolution or aband-
'i ment are required, under the pres-
‘ot law, to file a final report for that
oart of the year prior to the time of
oing out of business.
For failure to file returns when due
be law fives an additional tax of 50
ner cent, also a specific penalty not
-> exceed $1,000.00 in the case of in-
tviduals and $10,000.00 in the case
Loans and Discounts____________________$375,812.11
Overdrafts ____________________________ None
United States Bonds, par________________ 50,000.00
Federal Reserve Bank Stock_____________ 1,800.00
Banking House and Real Estate__________ 28.025.00
Cash and Sight Exchange_______________179,111.29
Capital -------------------------------$ 50.000.00
Surplus and Profits____________________ 22,625.73
Circulation _____________________________ 50,000.00
Deposits ______________________________ 512.122.67
The Above Is Correct. E. C. LOVE.
H. M. JOHNSON
W. E. BROWN
E. C. LOVE -
T. C. ROSS -
- - - Cashier
- Assistant Cashier
- Assistant Cashier
* IL M. JOHNSON W. E. BROWN E. C. LOVE
% j. a. McLaughlin t. c. ross
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