The Rocky News (Rocky, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 8, 1925 Page: 1 of 4
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THE ROCKY 1NEWS
ROCKY, WASHITA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY. Jan. Cth., 1925
s your community right? ROCKY will hold big
COMMUNITY INSTITUTE January, 28,29 & 30.
Eighth Grade Notes
The citizens of Rocky and com
mumty feeling it their duty, and
wishing to extend their sympathy
and assistance to the suffers of
the Babbs School House disaster
circulated a petition last Monda\
to raise funds to send to the suf-
fers of their sister community,
and raised the sum of $24.1 IK)
which was forwarded to Hobart
to help care for those who need
The two largest contributors
was the Farmers Cooperative
Grain Company and the Ro -ky
Masonic Lodge who' contributed
$50 00 each. The Farmers Ele-
vator at Rocky is composed 'of
whole hearted farmer’s who be-
lieve in helping those who need
help. And too, we might add,
that Rocky has a Masonic Lodge
that is commendable, as it i s
made up of men who are all that
Masons should be, and always
stand ready to help when called
on in the dark hour of need.
The following is a copy of the
petition and the mfmes of the
We the undersigned Citizens
of Rockv and vicinity hereby sub
scribe the amount oposite oui
uames for the relief fund of the
sufferers and victoms of Babbs
School House Fire.
State Bank of Rocky, $25.00
T. C. McKee, 100
W. E. Cannon, 2.50
W.S. Hobbs, 2 50
City Drug Store, 3.50
V. E. Baccus, 1.00
D. L. Burson, 1.00
Hermon Swart, 2.00
Ira Hill. 1.00
O. Y. Galloway, 10.00
Sanders Brothers, 10.00
Floyd Hammons. 1.00
.T. B. Smelley, 100
Hugh Eerree, 2.50
J. J. Collins, .50
H, E. FerRnson, 5.00
W. A. Bass, 1.00
D. H. Brooks, I OC
Dyas Brothers, 2.50
J. A. Burson, 5 00
B. F. Means, 5.00
Farmers Produce, 5.0(
J. S. Murchison, 5.00
Rogers Lumber Company 5 01
John H. Ford, 2.00
w. A. Killough, 2.51
George Bishop. 3.00
Farmers Elevator, 50.0C
II. L. Deitrick, 5 00
Farmers Gin, 5.CK
T. J. Wilburn, 2 50
Racial Kasor, 2 5(
Harry Brown, 2.50
G. V. Combs. 1.00
Paul Wilburn, 1.00
H. H. Donahoo, 1 00
Fred Bunch, 2.50
W. L. Bunch, 5.00
R, D. Hopper. 1.00
Charles Hart. 2,50
Harry Dunn, a 00
A. F. and A. M. Lodge, 50.00
For a part of our English Les-
son Wednesday, each pupil was
requsted by our teacher, Miss
Kleiner, to have an item for the
Rocky News. They are as fol-
As bole pulling is over We hope
to have a more regular atten-
dance the last semester. We are
striving hard to make our class
shine and make a light for the
grades to follow.
We are glad to be back in
school after a few days of Christ
mas vacation. We are sure
everyone enjoyed Christmas. Y\ e
have assembled together once
more to study and start school a-
new, and try to be the best eight
grade pupils in the state’
Since our Christmas vacation
we have a new pupil in our class
Jack Branam, we certainly are
glad to have him with us.
Having sold ali the pencils for
the Flag Fund, we received the
flag Frida-y, December the 26th,
On December the 30th, it was
draped at the front of the room
over President Coolidge’s picture
Clyde Cannon who has been
absent on account, of cotton pick-
ing is back in school.
We eave received . sume. .new
eracers, which we have needed
since the begming of school. We
are glad to have them.
We have taken up the regular
study of Civics, and have dropped
Domestic Art as the first semes-
ter is almost finished.
A small fee was taxed each pu-
pil and with the help of the teach
er enough money was raised to
buy a mnch needed pencil sharp-
W. E. Clanahan returned from
a visit in Young County Texas
Hugh Ferree has Juse iustilled
a large Atwater-Kent Radio set
for W. H. Herrin. The is one of
the largest makcs of radios and
Mr. Herrin is well pleased with
Floyd Hammons has also
boueht a Radio set of Mr.Ferree
which he installed last Wednes-
It looks as though everypody
will have to day a Rudio set as
there is a world ofifine mvsic go-
ing to waste, all you have to
have to get it is a Radio.
If you have a business then ad-
vertise it, advertise your town,
advertise your county, and adver
tiee your state. Let the world
know who you are. where you
are located and what you are do-
ing. Not very long ago, when
Rocky had a Commercial Club,
which was very active, Rocky
was known throuout the United
Stales and in many the Fore-
ign Cities. Traveling men told
the business men of this town
that they heard more of Rocky
than of any other town which
they mpde. This wide spread
advertising was done by careful
yet generous advertising, mainly
through the home paper, copies
of which was found on the read-
ing table in the lobies of nearly
every hotel throughout the state
and in many of the larger cities
in otner states.
uuy — »------------- Since has no Commercirl Club.
ner, a wash basin tGwel and soap. sjie j^as san|^ jnto that sleep like
unto the one which Rip Van
Winkle took, and the Lord only
TRAVELER’S TAX FOR
POOR ROADS IS BIG
We welcome any patron of the
school to visit us. Help us to
live up to our motto “Work and knows how long shes going to
Ray Long of Rocky has been
appointed gymnasium in the Mc-
Farlin Memorial church gym.
where members of any church in
Noimanorboys and girls who
rengularly attend some Sunday
school are allowed to use the
gymnasium. Long is an arts and
sciences junicr in the University
T, A. Bryant anb son Oscar,
made a business tr*p to Altus
Mrs. Dot Means is reported to
be s?riously ill.
Congress has appropriated $7,500,-1
OOO for Improvement of roads irf the
national park areas.
• • •
The Canadian experts said that oui
roods are not wide enough', but the
driver who is content to keep within
the speed- limit should be able to stnj
• • •
Let us travel over all the countrie*
of the earth and whenever we shall
And no facility of traveling from n
city to a town, or from a village to p
hamlet, we may pronounce fhe peo
pie to be barbarian*.—Abbe Reynal.
• • •
Forty-four states are now nsin?
trucks in the work of'maintaining ex
• • •
Much of the highway work on th*
omuntaln ps«es and elsewhere In
the mountainous districts Is Inside tlw
boundaries of the United States fores*
• • s *
Montreal. Canada. Is going to re
place Its white *palnt directional sign*
with colored marking* Inlaid In fh«
roadbeds. Varied colors will be used
to denote various routes.
• * •. . ..
sleep, but we hope that she is
about ready to awake, and great
will he the results.
At The Electric Theatre Mon-
day and Tuesday nights January
19th 20th, “The Hunchback of
Notre Dame’’ this is a picture of
much fame and all shows hereto-
fore have charged $1.65 but ow-
ing to a special deal it will be
showed,in Rocky for 50 cents.
This will be-your last chance to
see this picture,
Walter Bolding who was ser-
ously burned in the Babbs School
House fire is reported much im-
proved, It is believed that he
will he able to leave the Hospital
within a short time.
There Is an oft assorted statement
that paved roads pay for themselves—
but how and in wliat coinage? Is the
pay to be taken In better living con-
ditions that can scarcely be measured
In dollurs and cents or can a reul
money earning value be placed on
The Arizona Gazette Phoenix is In
an excellent position to answer tlmt
question, since Maricopa county in
which that dally Is located has the
largest mileage of eoncrote roads of
nhy single county In the world—a
total of 307 miles of concrete. These
roads were let In two contracts and
the enterprise commanded nation-wide
attention during their construction In
1920-23. This newspaper editorially
quotes statements of Highway Engi-
neer LI. E. Phelps of the College of
Engineering, state of Washington, in
which lie decries the attempt to lower
taxes by an “assault upon the taxes
being levied for good roads.” As
this authority sees it, the traveler’s
tax for poor rouds la greater than
the tax necessary to build good roads.
“If we had concrete surfaces to
drive upon, we could pay a tire tax of
07 per cent and still spend no more
for tires than la required for our pres-
ent road surfaces."
Mr. Phelps then calls attention to
the experiments that have been made
to determine the amount of gusollne
thut Ls needed on different kinds of
roads, saying that these experiments
show that a gallon of gasoline will
Haul one ton 14 miles on earth rouds,
21 miles on gravel and 31 miles on con
Taking the weight of an automobile
as 1.4 tons and the price of gasoline
as 20c per gallon, this highway en-
gineer tells what happens to your gas-
oline tank as the car passes over vari-
ous kinds of roads in the following
“When the car reaches, the end of
the concrete and starts down a gravel
surface, the extra gasoline required
costs as much ns a tux of 0 2-3 cents
per gallon, and when it reaches the
end of the gravel and starts down the
average poor earth road, an added
cost of ten cents per gallon is the
traveler's tax caused by the poor
In a similar vein, Fred It. White,
chief engineer of tire Iowa state high
way commission, addressed the county
supervisors .of his state tn August.
1022, telling them that highway tuxes
represent less than 15 per cent of to-
tal taxes and are responsible for only
one-eighth of the total increase in
taxes since 1910. “Whenever n cigar
is lighted,” he said, “the smoker pro-
ceeds to burn up the highway taxes
of the average Iowun for from three
to six days" and also “a quarter sec-
tion of land taxed at $2 an acre con-
tributes approximately one cent per
acre to the county engineering work.”
Charlie Conkin who has been
on the sick list for several davs,
is reported much better.
H. E, Bowman of Clinton, was
a pleasent caller a c the News
Tourists Repay Canada
for Cost of Good Roads
Canada has spent $191,000 In build-
ing good roads In the last five years,
according to John B. Ilarkin, Domin-
ion commissioner of parks.
“The Dominion has received $118,-
000.000 In revenue from foreign tour-
ist traffic in the same period,” Mr.
Hark in quid. “Improvement of high-
ways has been a big factor In the de-
velopment of Canada's touring trade.
The Dominion knows It is not spend-
ing money on roads, but merely invest-
ing it Good roads mean general pros-
perity. They save farmers millions
of dollars in hauling costs annually.”
Good Road Hints
The annual highway expenditures
are approximately $1,000,000,000.
• • •
The famous old Roman read. Via
Appla, Is 2.000 years old, and Is stlfl
in a marvelously good state of repair.
Pellow Brothers of Granite
who have been making Monu-
ments at Granite for over twenty
v r shaveanadv rtumentin the
News this we k. Th y have pro'
lured 3”ir.e of the finest w<rk
d o in this sec’ionof the country |
a have a nun.l or of stir.es in
he Lo.ie Stir Gem Mary.
It is now possible for you at your own fireside to
enjoy the advar.tags offered by Radio. You can
hear your choice of Music, Lectures, News mnd
Market reports from all parts of the United States.
An Atwater-Kent receiving set will place at your
command the best that is to be found in Music,
Literature and Lectures.
Will be pleased to give you aemonstration upon
Hugh W. Ferree,
Moline Impliments *
At Pre War Price.
Moline Grain Drills, Double and Single Disc.
Two row Monitors,
Good Enough Sulky’s
Good Enough Gangs.
Two Row Planters.
Com Binders, Grain Binders,
Mowers. Disc Harrows.
60-Tooth Drag Harrows.
Dry Land Gangs. Stalk Cutters.
Priced To Sell
T. H. Rogers Lbr Co.
John H. Ford, Manager.
Have you Laid in your winter
Coal? Better buy now when
cold comes down Coal goes up.
Just Received a Car of SALT
Rocky’ Okla. Phone 40
In the last 13 years Investmentsjn
automobiles have Increased about 2,*00
per cent and highway expendituree
hare In the game time increased about
000 per cent.
• • •
It U believed that the state* tc
co-operation with the federal authori- j
ties should work out some syatem
whereby more of the highway appro-
priations may be utilized In construct
fag farm-to market roads.
D. L. Burson now has somr
real ba”gains m drygcod* now.
tnd it will pay’you to see him b<
fc*e you buy.
J. F. Hopper returned Thurs-
day fr >m an extended visit ir |
Mrs. Walter Wilkinson wr»
called to the bedside of her
Father who was very ill at Ver«
I non, Texas, today.
Take your home pap« r.
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Camp, James S. The Rocky News (Rocky, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 8, 1925, newspaper, January 8, 1925; Rocky, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc937496/m1/1/: accessed May 22, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.