The County Democrat. (Tecumseh, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 48, Ed. 1 Friday, August 27, 1920 Page: 1 of 6
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The County Democrat.
E tered at the Tecumieh, Oklahoma, pu»toffice, aa second-clas* mail under the act of March 8, X87B.
TBCUMSEH, POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, AUGUST :iT~l920.
OPEN MONDAY, SEPT. 6
J. A. Guilliams, president of the Te- from 9:00 a. in. to 4:00 p. m. on Thurs-
cumeeh School Board is in receipt of day and Friday, Sept, 2-3, to schedule
a communication from G. S. Dowell, students for the year, and it will bo
the new superintendent of schools, in important for every one of the students
, I, -
ASKS AMERICA ! ASHER’S NEW BANK
TO PLAY FAIR OPENED SATURDAY
Baltimore, Md., August 1*5.—Europe Asher, Okla., Aug. 21.—Asher’s new-
is still unsettled ami hoping the United est financial institution, the Fenners
Stutts will play inir with the rest of Stato Bank, opened its doors for buai-
the world, according to Brig.-Geu. John ness in this city today. The officers
M. T. Finney, who has just returned of the bank ait '.ell known citizens
M-l .1 to „„ Thurs. lay, Sop. 2.J, a!22 Z2 “T“ ll" . ■» * »l upbotldU, of A.h-
J will be in Tecumseh in a few days I and those in the 7th 8th and 9thgrades ^petitionary iorCe8 durlu* ««» South Pottawatomie county,
now, but for fear 1 don’t get there in'on F,idly, Sept 3rd though^ eLr day > I ^ ‘*n'1 '' Th’ F' V‘ Askew, P—
time to see the editor before the paper' will do. Parents who are interested in “ 8th“me t A"‘ori^ has Put herself .dent; G. W. Watson, vice president;
goes to press this week, 1 wish you | helping determine tl “ SSTfh”, L ^
lur allies. | assistant cashier. Mr. Askew is preai-
Refcrriug to America’s leadership dent of the First National Bank of Te-
in establishing a concord of peace, cumseh, ono of the strongest financial
Gen. Finney said j institutions of tho county. Mr. Wat
The Europeans cannot understand son, tho vice president, is one of our
the position America has taken and, leading merchants . The cashier, Mr.
indeed, there was very little that could Wyatt, has been Pottawatomie coun-
be said by way of explanation. Amer- j ty’s efficient county clerk for tho past
CONSTRUCTION COMPANY | The work on tho State Industrial
OFFICIALS HERE THURSDAY School for Girls is moving along in nice
Two of the officials of the Manhat-' '‘‘T ^ ‘j"*0* “l” b"Ck W°rk beln*
tan Construction Company, L. H. Hoon- n", , buildln«“ *nd
oy, vice president, and L. F. Rooney, I “ * ^ C°“'pletflU th* ,ir“
secretary, both of Kansas City, and °[*['C0,,‘‘,IK week according to W. F.
Geo. Grinnell of tho Grim,ell Heatiagl £ * . TTn » ^
Co., Kansas City, were here Thursday C°" W"
inspecting the work ou the Stato lu-
goes to press this week, I wish you j helping determine the subjects their
would have him say in the paper that children will tako are invited to ac-
the superintendent will be in his office company them on one of these days,
at tho school building after Wednes School will begin on Monday, Sept 6
day of next week, Sept. 1. Also, that Yours truly,
Miss Gotten and I will both be there I G. S DOWELL
Peter B. Ryrve
dust rial School for Girls. The gentle-
men were highly pleased with the work
as far as it hus gone.
ica is placed on the defensive without two terms. Tho assistant cashier, Verne
| much of a defense.”
I MANY GOING TO MEETING
OF DEMOCRATS SATURDAY
AtfAlcster, is an Asher boy, but has
been acting as deputy county assessor
'the past few years.
Tho opening day business was very
| satisfactory to the management and
they feel that no mistake has been
made by placing their money in our
live little city.
Reports coming from all ove
county indicate that there will be
.attendance at the Democratic committ
meeting to be held in Shawnee Satur-
day. It is important that this meeting'
be well attended and any Democrat not'
a member of the committee is invited/ The question of voting an additional
to attend, including the women voters, j levy of ten mills for school purposes
Take a little time finfnprlnv nml of. OMiti
SCHOon ELECTION LAST FRIDAY.
rour ear answer
to the drumbeat of
Do you enjoy a good
to a good,
story of out-door life?
If the answer is
Man” was written
for you. Not since _
“Soldiers of Fortune,”
by Richard Harding
Davis, has there been
anything like it—or
anything of the kind
Will Be Printed
Soon as a Serial
in This Paper!
The first installment of this
great serial story appears in
this issue of The Democrat.
I Take a little time Saturday and at-
tend this meeting. It will do you good
| and be of great benefit to you. You
I owe it to your party to attend.
SUFFRAGE FIGHT TO HIGH COURT.
Anti-suffrage forces received another
set-back Wednesday when Justice B'J-
dons of the District of Columbia Su-
preme Court refused to issue a ‘‘show
order against Secretary of
State Colby, preliminary to the issu-
ance of an injunction to restrain that
official from proclaiming the nine-
teenth amendment a law of the land,
i Th order would have required Mr.
j Colby to show cause why the injunc-
tion should not be issued. The action
was brought by Charles S. Fairchilds,
an official of the American constitu-
tional league, on behalf of himself and
No further effort is to be made to
prevent the issuance of the proclama-
was submitted to the voters of Tecum-
ieh last Friday ami carried by an over-
whelming majority, which assures us
of a full/nine mouths term of school.
Mrs. VV. T. 'V7illiams is visiting rel-
atives in Pickton, Texas, this weok.
Mr. find Mrs. F. S. Savage of* Harts-
home, are in the city visiting their
daughter, Mrs. Oscar Russell.
Myrt. Middleton, job pressman at the
Democrat office is spending a few days
at Bristow, Okla., with relatives.
Let us show you the shoe with solid
leather sole, heel and counter—$5.50.
Some buy. LARSH & HANON.
1 have two dandy good houses for
sale, one large and one small and both
well located. Close in. B. H. DICK-
I am again able to make you farm and ■ to sen your farm li:
city loans. B. H. DICKSON, Tecumseh. | DICKSON, Tecumseh.
I have a number of farm buyers com-
ing soon from the north. If you want
to sell your farm list it with B. H.
Tho Editor of tho Democrat is in re-
ceipt of a letter from Post Bernard
Gill No. 16 of the American Legion,
Shawnee, relative to the issuing of the
Victory Medals to the ex-service men.
Tho letter follows:
August 21, 1920.
Editor Tecumseh Democrat,
Post Bernard Gill No. 16 of the
American Legion at Shawnee is assist-
ing all “ex-service men in Pottawato-
n:io County to obtain their Victory
Medal. This is a handsome memento
of the great war and will bo highly
prized by the owner in tho future.
Every man who served honorably is
entitled to one and should lose no time
in applying for same.
Officers detailed to Oklahoma for
tho purpose of passing on applications
will be here but four months. Appli-
cations from Pottawatomie County are
passed upon at the Oklahoma City Re-
cruiting Office. The applicant will
receive his medal from Philadelphia
within ten days after application.
Ploase urge your readers to be diligent
in obtaining this honor bestowed upon
them by the Government they kept on
Tho applicant should take his dis-
charge to Howard C. Smiley at Lam-
bard-Hart Real Estate Office in Shaw-
ne and Mr. Smiley will do the rest.
Thanking you for your assistance in
this matter, I am,
G. A. IIILL, Assistant Adjutant
COTTON PICKERS WANTED.
I want to get in communication with
man who has a family and wants to
pick cotton. Ilavo a house for mun and
family ic live in. JOHN A. COOK, five
miles sooth, 1 east and 1-2 south of)
llieks Architect Co., who is supervising
the erection of the buildings. The steam
and sewerage linea have also been laid
to the buildings und tho connections
will be inudo at any early date.
A crew of men will arrivo next Mon-
day to begin putting the roof on tho
buildings that are far enough along for
that kind of work.
Mrs. Madeline Conkling, the matron
of the State Industrial School, accom-
panied by Miss Huber, and four of the
school inmates, were in the city Tues-
day aud spent several hours looking
over tho grounds and buildings. Mrs.
Coukling and Miss Huber were well
pleaded with the work ns far us it bad
gone. Wo were irformeu that the ob-
ject jf her visit was to mako recom-
men "tions to thj State Bo-ird of Af-
fairs concerning the need of additional
buildings, ground improvement and
Wo believe we are safe In saying
that more buildings will be built im-
mediately after tho first of the coming
year, ono of which will bo a two story
executive building. Tho hospital fac-
ilities will also bo onlarged, and larger
The State of Oklahoma looks after
its institutions, nnd^cspecially the elee-
mosynary institutions and Gov. Robert-
son and the State Board of Affairs are
taking a deep interest in the State In-
dustrial School for Girls and before the
pr- sent administration goes out of of-
fice there will be many valuable addi-
tions made to this school, and it will
be made a place of beauty aa far as
COAL PRICES TO DROP SOON?
Prediction Made That Market Will F>1-
low Sugar Slump.
Forecast of a tumble in coal prices
has been made by department of justice
officials coincident with an announce-
ment of renewed activity in the cam-
paign against coal profiteers. With
production on the increase, prediction
is made that the coal market will fol-
low sugar prices in a break in the near
Mrs. Bryan D. Lattimore of Sulphur,
is in tho city visiting Mr. and Mrs.
F. 8. Douglas.
By N. G. HESLEP
Government Cotton Classer.
Read Each Installment.
| Through the co-operation of the
, farmers of Pottawatomie county the U.
S. Government has located a cotton
classing station in Shawnee. There are
number of these stations throughout
the state and the object of establish-
ing these offices is to assist the farm-
ers in marketing their cotton to a bet-
ter advantage than they have ever had
the opportunity to do before. This is
the first instance of the Government
having taken any steps toward helping
the cotton raisers to market their pro-
ducts, and tho Government having tak-
^ en this move, is pretty good evidence
I that it realizes the importance of a
j change in the past methods of handling
j the cotton crop.
- There are three important features
jia connection with this work. First
is classing, the second in keeping the
farmer informed as to market prices
on the different grades and the third
| is the educational work. All cotton that
is classed in the Government- office
j will be sold on that class, and each bale
| will be graded on its own individual
merits. There sre many bales sold on
I the average market that do not bring
their fall value because the farmer
does not know to test the ataple qual-
ity. There ia a great deal of cotton
raised ia this county that would de-
mand a premium oa account of the
extra value ia staple, but the farmer
does aot always get that premium be
1 cause a big majority ml cotton that is
sold ia bought oa grade and no atten-
tion paid te the value of the staple.
The abject of this service te aot to aa-
tablteh say certain price ea cotton, nor
to make a bale bring more than the
market will afford, but to see that each
bale classed in this office brings the
market price. And if your locSl market
does not pay the top price, then it is
the duty of this office to find a place
to sell your cotton according to the
Any information regarding prices,
marketing, etc., cau be obtained at the
Government office free of charge, the
only charge made being the fifty (50)
cents for each bale classed. The office
will be loca 1 in Convention Hall,
There will be a designated weigher
in each market who will sample each
bale on both sides and seal the sample,
aa no samples will be classed in the
Government office that do not come
properly sealed and carrying the name
of the weigher. In case of those who
do not hare time to bring their sam-
ples to the office in Shawnee, the
weigher in each market will be instruct
ed to handle the samples for those who
desire to have them sent in, without
»_y charge attached. The fee of 50c
will be paid to the weigher at the time
In connection with marketing we will
also handle order* for those who desire
to order aow, seed for next year’*
planting. There will be no charge for
this service and the farmer eaa get bin
cotton seed for planting at cost price.
We will be ia n positino to handle say
amount or variety of cotton seed sad
will only be eonaeeted with the most
reliable firms who put out the best sad
parsst seed far planting.
We have a complete lino of Men’s,
Young Men’s and Boys’ Clothing with
more arriving dally They are snappy
with style. $27.50 up to $60.00. Buy
early. LARSH A HANON.
Mrs. E. C. Moore and little daughter
of Tulsa are visiting at the home of
Mrs. Moore’o parents, Dr. and Mrs. J.
Attorney 8. F. Bailey of Maud, was
here Thursday attending to legal mat-
ters at the court house.
8. M. Ramsey of Morvin, was in town
Wednesday visiting his son A. B. Ram-
sey of the Tecumseh Abstract Co.
Roy Smith, formerly of Tecumseh,
and Miss Ona Saunderman of Shawnee,
were married at Atoka last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith were in the city
the fi'st of the week visiting friends.
An Extra Service
The service we render to depositors does not
end when we hand them a pass book and a
cheek book. In fact, it just begins to show at
In addition to the unusual personal attention
given depositors, we safeguard their money un-
der the State Guaranty Fund.
“Section 3 of the Act of March 11, 1909, (Ses-
sion Laws, page 121-123) created a depositors’
guaranty fund for the immediate and continu-
ous protection of depositors in State Banks.”
—and it will be a pleasure to explain thia ex-
tra service to you.
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Henderson, L. P. The County Democrat. (Tecumseh, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 48, Ed. 1 Friday, August 27, 1920, newspaper, August 27, 1920; Tecumseh, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc937561/m1/1/: accessed January 22, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.