Mayes County Republican. (Pryor, Okla.), Vol. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 9, 1920 Page: 1 of 4
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BIG INUREANR IN ENROLLMENT.
High Uebool HmOm Hi
Rtadente This Tear
Might Imwmi li
With a total enrollment of 711
students, Uw Pryor aehoole began the
school rear Monday, racing tho pros-
pect o( ot one ot the most productive
term* la its history.
This Is an astonishing Increase ov-
er the enrollment ot last year. Theip
were <11 students enrolled at the be-
ginning ot ths 1>I> term. The total
enrollment reported tor the begin-
ning or the present term, is 71*. an
Increase of 103. Last year’s high
school enrollment was 100. This
year the .enrollment Is ICO. Last
year's enrollment In the common
schools'was 456 and this year is 410
There was one post graduate enroll-
ed at ths beginning or last year’s
term, bringing the enrollment to 010
We were unable to aeeure a list ot
the classes ot the high school togeth-
er with their respective enrollment.
Supt. Creekmore furnished us a list,
however, ot the common school
. grades, with tbe number enrolled In
} The Primary class is taught by
Miss Hamilton of Waldron. Arkansas
It has an enrollment of 74 pupils.
DeBerry of Warner. Is in
chires of "A” Second Grade, with ah
enrollment of S3.
There ans 36 pupils enrolled In tbe
*‘B” Second Grade, under the tute-
lage of Miss Powell of Pryor.
Miss Williams of Kansas City, Mo.,
Is the teacher of the Third Grade,
and has 03 pupils under her super-
The fourth Grade is taught by
Miss Allen of Indiana. There are
04 pupils In this grade.
Miss Mabel Young la the fifth
Grade teacher, with an enrollment of
fifty-four pupils are carolled In
ths 81ith Grade. The teacher la
Miaa Holland of Whltowrlght Texas.
J. C. Wllkerson, the ward school
principal, Is in charge of the fteventh
Grade, and has 40 pupils
Ths Eighth Grade is taught WJr
Miss flcesoa of sterling, Kansas.
There are S3 pupils la this grade.
The High School faculty is as fol-
lows: Supt-, H. G. Creekmore; Prin-
cipal W. H. Mothersead; Latin and
french, James A. Corbett, Oklaho-
ma City; Mathematics, Miss Middle-
brook, Hope, Ark.; Bngliah, (no reg-
ular teaeher) supplied by Miss Neff;
Manual Training, J. W. flnnell. Ve-
ra, Okla; History, Miss Vance, Man-
kato, Kansas; Domestic Science.
As far as we have keen able to
learn, none or the high school class-
es have beep organised as yet. The
athletic association was organised
will act as coach, has been working
with the football boys. He believes
tbe prospects are good for a splen-
did team this year.
Tbs Normal Training Course will
be taken by several who Intend to
teach. No students will be permit-
ted to enter this department after
the dose of next week. Three girls
have entered the manual training de-
The program given at the opening
chapel at the high school auditorium
Monday morning was in keeping with
the usual standard of opening chapels
of P. H. 8.
Supt. Creekmore addressed the
students for a half hour upon the
subject "Importance of Education.”
Rev. Alexander of the M. E. church,
offered the invocation and read the
scripture lesson. The members of
the board of education were present,
G. E. Hendrex, clerk of the board
giving a short address.
The teachers were then Introduced
one at a time, and each In turn ex-
pressed delight at being fortunate
In casting their lot In such a pleasant
The Republican regrets that It was
impossible to have a representative
at the chapel service o give It the
writeup It deserves. We have had to
.depend upon second hand Informa-
tion to give an account of the affair.
A number of the local republicans
went to Vinita yesterday to hear
“Teddy Jr.” and Raymond Robbins
apeak. The speakers were taken by
airplane rroni Vinita to Okmulgee,
where they spoke In tbe afternoon.
Rev. R. C. Alexander of the M. E.
church, left Tuesday afternoon for
Adair, where he will assist in con-
ducting a revival campaign for a
week or ten day.
Attorney Harry Seaton went to
Tulsa Monday of this week to attend
n meeting of the Republican Congres-
sional Committee, representing this
Mrs. J. L. Mitchell and Miss Jose
phlns were in Muskogee yesterday.
Tbe delegates representing the lo-
cal Legion post at the state conven-
tion, held at Tulsa Monday an^Tues-
day of this week arrived homi
day—all three of them. The local
post was entitled to fourteen dele-
gates in he convention and up to tbe
last minute, it looked as If there
would be a full delegation. Those
who finally reached the convention
city were Alf Cruian, Merel Chitwood
and Roy Harding.
The main feature of the conven-
tion' -the baseball game between
Tulsa and Wichita—had to be called
off on account of the rain, which
poured down In sheets. The boys
report a mighty Interesting session
Monday morning. It consisted most-
ly of oratory. The national com-
mander did not appear, being detain-
ed to make plans for the Cleveland
Mueh of the credit for the success
of the Legion In Oklahoma has been
due to the efforts of J. C. Chatfleld,
assistant state adjutant, familiarly
known by the boys as “Chat.” and
those in attendance at the convention
cheered noisily at the mention of his
name. A “stunt” was pulled off on
Monday morning, when two police-
men came to the stage and “arrest-
ed” Mr. Chatfleld. He was charged
with "Intent to wed,” and declared
he would cheerfully accept his “life
sentence.” He tfls presented with a
number of gifts by the Legtonalrres
of his local post. Chatfleld Is a per-
sonal rrtend or Clarence and Paul
Wilson of this city, having served
with them in the Rainbow Division.
That it is the sentiment of the
members of be Legion to devote at-
tention to public affairs was evidenc-
ed by the wild cheering that greeted
the remarks of Roy Hoffman of Ok-
lahoma City, who declared that the
ex-service man who regards his
work as having been completed and
who stays out of public affairs Is not
entitled to mueh consideration by,the
nation. Whether or not this will
load to aetive participation In politics
was not determined by the convea*
Uon during the time the writer was
in attendance, but it wps the general
sentiment of the boys (hat the right
of the individual ex-service man to
lake active part in politics should not
be curtailed merely because he Is a
member of the American legion.
An interesting comparison between
the local post and the Vinita post
developed when the report of the
credehtials committee was read. The
Pryor post was accorded fourteen
votes, while only eleven votes were
allowed the Vinita post.
Death of Mrs. Head. <
This community was liyleed great-
ly ahoeked last week to learn of the
untlmoly death of Mrs. Ben Head, at
her home southwest of town. Teh
fuaecal was held at the Methodist
church on Thursday at 11 o'clock
and the remains were Interred In
Falrvlew cemetery in the presence of
a large number or sorrowing rela-
tives and friends.
Eva Lena Curtainger was born
near Pryor, Oklahoma, on June 11,
1898. 8he lived here all her life.
8he was married to Ben Head on
November 12. 1919. To this union
twin babies, a boy and a girl were
born, for whom the young mother
gave up her life, on the 1st day of
Aside from the husband and bab-
ies, she leaves to mourn her death,
her mother, Mrs. I,. P. Curtainger,
a sister,, Mrs. Etta West and three
brothers, Fred, Clifford and Millard
Curtainger, all of Pryor, Oklahoma.
Good Sermon on “Spending Sunday"
A large audience heard Rev. Alex-
ander, of the local M. E. church, de-
liver an excellent sermon Sunday ev-
ening, on "What to do with Sunday”.
It was a sermon on which he had
manifestly spent much thought and
preparation. Rev. Alexander did
not go into detail to number the spe-
cific things that should be done or
should be avoided on Sunday. He
rather built his discourse on the
theme that the admitted importance
of the church in the life of the com-
munity demands the preservation of
the sacred things of the church. He
declared that il we mar tbe "holy”
nature of Sunday by using the day
aa any of the other days of the week
are used, we are contributing to tbe
destruction of tbe beneficial forces
now being upheld by the church.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to thank all the kind
friends and neighbors for their as-
sistance and sympathy during the
last Illness and death of our beloved
wife, daughter and sister. Especi-
ally are we thankful for the many
beantlful floral offerings-
Mrs. L. F. Curtainger,
Mrs. Etta West,
Have yon paid your auharrtpthm?
111 Johnny Jr,
The following teachers
the two days* teachers' institute in
Pryor las week:
E. A. Hlllhouae, Pauline Powell,
Phyrae Godaey, Esther Buriat, Willie
Keith, Christine Aovinee. Dairy
Skiknner, Eva Loom, of Adair;Mary
Ballenger, Mayas Thompson, Marjo-
rie Gibbs, Homer Adams, Roy Ad-
ams, Maude 'Coyle, Pauline Drew,
Agnes Mayo, Ruby Vann, Mary Jo
Buffington. Margaret Carter, Lee Ca-
sey, Edith Sister, Austin Newton, Ba-
ther Horr, Edna Marsh, Oladys Fish,
Tula Toney, Pryor; Margeset Manus,
Tahteguah, J. W. Redman, Etta Win.
dom, Olive Walsh. Ooldie Ward, Ma-
bel Greer, J. E. Kelley, Minnie Ashy.
Nina Bryant, Pearl Calwell, Chouau;
Olive J. Faulkaer, Baxter Springs.
Kadsas; Mrs. J. 8. Powell, John P.
Day. 81 rang; Esther Surine, Vtafta;
P. s. McLaughlin. VlRita; T. A.
lea. Satina; Mn. A. A.-------
Downing, Roae; C. A. Burton, J. C.
Dotson, Mrs E. 8. Adair, Mlm Mat-
field, Murphy; Mrs. R. 8. Duncan,
Rose; Mrs. lute Nuckolls, Matte;
Leila Morgan, Tip; Mabel Kutsaer.
Doniphan, Mo.; Wnndn Mitchell, Big
Cabin; F. L. Younger, Saline; Jana
Madole, Barnett, Mo.; Stella Cook,
Chelsea; Oliver O. gchubert, Pensa-
cola; C. L. Majors, Big Cabin; Mrs.
D. N. Wooster, Strang; Margaret Epp
Canton, Knnsas; Mrs. C. D. Phend,
Ketch uni; Seta Vsugbn. Bernice;
Mnttie Bewley, Grove; Mrn. Mny
J. C. Joi
t Roan, Chateau.
C. W. PMSfLCltJ
H. L. Burris, Ker rot <
Mrs. Btu Hyde, I
•D E. Smallest*
J. C. Wert. C*ly.
* Elmer Kelley, Choices.
W. S. Lee, Route 1.
•Prod Deffeuhuuph, Route 3.
•Missouri Wilma, WardvlUe
•R. T. Martin, Tulsa.
P. L. Huggins,
O. H. Went, Rett# \.
•R. N. Lair, Rt t Adair.
•Jam Daakencn, Route J.
Joka Weakens, Qtty.
The following young people enjoy-
ed a hamburger and marshmallow
roast near GambiU bridge, south ot
town, last Thursday Bight, Mrs. 9. E.
Samuel acting aa chaperone:
Misses Ruth Sara and Marthelta
Mayes, Maurlne Samuel, Pauline Del-
linger. Helen Churchill. Vivian Both-
ell, Ruth Hogan. Omn Bugher, Mo-
selle Langley, Josephine Hale, Geor-
gia Shutt, Florence Graves and
Messrs. Joe Mayes, Cecil Birehfleld,
Davis Brown, G. C. Pratt, Claude
Riddle, Keith Beerdmore, J. W. Oete-
wood, Gus Bothell, Harve Langley,)
Mr. Butler and Mr. Becker.
All report a most enjoyable lima
Mieses May me Mayes and Dorothy
Fulls were (he hostesses.
Every mother la Mayes county who
has a child under the age eg thirty-
six months should eater this child la
the Better Babies Contest which will
he heM during the Mayes County
An opportunity for medical exam-
ination free of charge ta afforded la
this contest. A scon card ta issued
to each child showing the exact num-
ber of points scored In this examina-
tion A certificate of examination
to also issued to each child.
la addition to the premiums Offer-
ed by tbe Pair Association, tbe Bet-
ter Babies Bureau offers bronte med-
als to the boy sad girl scoring the
the highest la the Better Babies Cob.
Write the Secretary or call at the
office for ah entry card.
The preliminary matches of the
tennis tournament art still being
Ptayed off, naff It w<U probably be a
wank before the aemt-flaala. Tho
only development sines last weak has
bean the defeat of Clarence Watte by
Joe Miller, la two eats—g-o, C-fl.
MtUer was scheduled ta play Prod
Lae yesterday evening, but we have
net learned the tOsuK of tho match.
The victor of the Miller-Lee contest
wilt play Roy Harding. The winner
of this contest will be ready tor the
Hugh Raghers and Jaa Miller are
Rowing the beet form, and it ta thot
the championship battle will be be-
tween these two players. By a rare
streak of lack la drawing for doubles
Milter and Rogers were paired. It ta
generally conceded that they win win
the doubles championship, bat vary
few will ranters a gaaea as to which
will prla I a the rtagttt
A tennis auUeh ta scheduled for
one day of tbe Free Pair. If p*
alble n match win be arranged t
twees the Champion of the tennis
club and ana of the “old stars” of
Pryor not ta the dub. This wtU un-
doubtedly prove to he aa interesting
The office “devlta” of the Republi-
can and the Democrat print shop#
The remains of A. B. Prouty ar-
rived in Pryor yesterday from Drum-
wrlght, and were Interred la Pair-
view cemetery. Mr. Prouty la aa old
resident of Pryor. He died Taceday.
PAM KEEP TRACS OP ALL HU
EXPENSE* HOME OP THE TIME,
AND SOME OP HIH EXPKNHK8 ALL
OP THE TfMR.
BUT IT* MIGHTY HARD TO KEEP
TRACK OP ALL OP YOUR EXPftN-
RBH AM. OP THE TIME.
UNLRM YOU HAVE A CHECKING
ACCOUNT—IN WHICH CASE OP
conuRirs perfectly rape
The First National Bank
Miss Pauline Dellinger, whs had
been rlsitiag friend* here far several
weeks, left yesterday for Drum-
wrigbt, where she wHl teach this
Robert Dial and Phil Hogaa, severed
their connections with their respect-
ive Jobs sad started to school Mon-
day. 9 these tew newspapers era
not up to their usual standard of ex-
cellence this week, the readers will
know, after reading this squib, the
The Gambill bridge has been dos-
ed untlj the new bridge to completed
Travel will go south went across tbe
McLain bridge and thence south to
II. N. l.kir. living near Dawes, was
in Pryor on business Tuesday red
called nt tbo‘ Republican office to en-
roll his name on our subscription
Harry Heaton and Roy Harding at-
tended tbe meeting of the Republi-
can Congressional Committee at Tnl-
Mn. Susie Coats ta moving Ip from
the Oreeabrier neighborhood and will
oeenpy the house recently vacated by
Baba Howard and family.
When you are la seed of tone
printed stationery, rail the Republi-
can Prtatery. We taka pains with
Claude Riddle left oa tk* flyer
Tuaaday, for a visit with home folk*
The Women’s Missionary Society
held a business meeting at the M. E.
church Thursday afternoon.
THE COMMUNITY BOOKKEEPER
Van pap yonr Mb and they am charged to
•on*. At the and of the nmRym ten*
to ye«r ne-
The American State Bank
o Little Shy.
Attorney Henry L. Burris of
euat Grove, has been la
oa the District court her* this week
Aa effort has been made to per-
suade Mr. Burris to eater tbe rase
for tbe legislature oa Ike republican
ticket, la place ot W. A. Crockett of
ChoteaU. who has withdrawn. How-
ever. notwithstanding the fact that
he eon Id poll more votes la Mayes
county than his democratic oppon-
ent, Henry positively refuses to run.
as his law practice ta sufficiently re-
munerative to keep the wolf from his
door. We do not know whether or
not the republicans will be able to
All tbe vacancy oa their ticket, but
it Is sincerely hoped they may.
W. C. t. U.
The County Convention of tho Wo-
men’s Christian Tempsranee Union
was held nt Cboteou an
Augnst list, la the
church. After the meeting had
called to order by the
W. A. Graham, and Mm. ___ _
had conducted the opening flevotlen
ale. the following committees per*
Courted**—Mrs. Cherry Garrett.
Resolutions—Mrs. Oartett, Mrs.
Credentials—Mn. p. V. Jooao.
Union Signal—Mrs. Ada
Mrs. Garrett then ee
ring song service, following
Mn. Lillee delivered
The reports of the local
wen then tend. The Adair local wo*
net represented. Each of tho
ty officers presented a report,' and
Mrs. Orant gave a report on the
al contest work. A report on “1
on’ Meetings” wae given by Mm.
The following officers were mtort-
ed for the ensuing year:
President—Mn. Ada Jones.
Vise Pres.—Mr*. Allee David.
Cor. Secretary—Mrs. Oned grace
Ree. Secretary—Mr*. O R. Jackson
The following snpertatqpdmU of
deportments wen appelated: AStt-
Nercotics, Maude Uki; Medal Con-
test. Bertha Graham; Medical
pe ranee. Mlaale Grant;
School Work, Cherry Oarratt; Child
Welfare, Matilda Croekett; ~
11*tie, Lydia Baodgram; Marat
ration and Rue* Betterment.
Hatallp; Mothers’ Meeting, Mk
Bledsoe; Flower Mission and Relief
Beatrice Harrison; Cttlsemhip Legis-
lation. Alice David; Americanisation,
After the election, n eonseeralioa
service for the oew officers was held,
This was followed by a talk on the
work of the W. C. T. U. by Mm. Da-
vid. after which the offering for tho
work of the county wan rssrtvrt.
A splendid laackaoa wn* served by
the Choteau ladles, as soon an th*
convention had adjourned. Tho pro-
atuig program was net rendered, i
account of n storm which camo up.
Had a Good Time
About twoaty young folks gather-
ed oa the lava of the M. E. church,
Thursday evening, and had a very en-
joyable lime. They brought their
lunches with them, and tbe first
thing on the program was supper, n
very popular feature. After the
"eats” had beea disposed of, th*
young folks spent the evening play-
ing croquet, "•poof” and “Bunco.”
The affair wae given aa aa Epworth
League Social, sad was planned by
Mrs. R. B. Garrett.
If you waat to hear aa Interoatiag
dtaeuasloa about the "miracles” of
th* bible, attend th* Epworth Longue
service next Sunday evening at the
M. E. church. Gas Betbell will be
la charge of the program. All
yoflag folks are cordially Invited to
Mn. Joe Oliver of Choteau was la
Pryor yesterday, shopping.
For aaie—on# rati top desk,
quire of Mrn. J. N. Edwards.
On Monday evening ot
Reptember lttk, nt eight o'clock, the
Grover A. 8alllvaa poet of the Ameri-
can Legion will meet In Maggtua ball
above tho port off lee.
The American Legion new has a
ritual, almiter to tho lodges, and with
•event side degroea at a hi
nature. It to certain that team will
be some fun connected with the i
lags of the Legion this fall and win-
ter. It ta not known whether seam
eae wtU "ride tbe gent" Monday ev-
ening or not.
. “Shall te|g port bail* a
Building?” Is the Ri
be discussed pro and
night. 'The port has
ped stara its organisation. by ant haw
lag a regular heme in which to hsM
Its meetings. Plana for slab noma
have been dtaeumed at various times
but unices a building ta either pur-
chased or built. It will not bo pom!-
This 1s a matter of groat import-
ance, and should Interest every mem-
ber of the American Legion. Every
member of the local post should be
on hand Monday night and take part
la the discussion of the plans.
There was a
during the teachers' __
Friday and Saturday, and, futy a
v ery small per amt rt the districts
of the county were idt represented.
Apart from the actant Berk seeom-
pltahed, the teachers became aeqaala-
tad with one another ahd enjoyed the
metal elda of the fathering. The
aa It was rtytad by Rapt.
Creekmore, roae the tart day m tke
luncheon served by the lad toe rt the
W. C. T. U.. end the UMRtriag addram
rt Prof H. O. Smith, which elooed
were adopted tor the eeheol
exhibit end track mart which win be
held la ApriL
Officers ef the IsocrtsHsa elected,
were; J. W. Redman, Choteaa, Prea-
Ident; E. A. Hlllhouae, Adair, Visa
President; Will!* Krttb, Adair, Sec-
Th* majority rt tho county schools
opened Monday, Sept, tth, with Rat-
taring prospects for a suceemful
term. Them are only about a half
vaeaaclee yet to be Hied, and
a few schools bars etoed tor cot tea
Thar* ta now «■* uhiea graded
district Is the county aad artroaj
probability of other* being -
ta tbe near future. A somber rt the
hdarda are repatrtag aad minting the
iad putting tan promt
Browsing Opriaffi aad Now
rounwtag Is a list of th* teachers
of tho gakonta of Mays* county (ex-
cept Pyywr) as aamrod from th* rec-
ords of the county superintendent:
Adair—E. A. Hlllhouse. Supt, Wil-
lie Keith. Leoea King, Pauline Pow-
ell Mary F. Baltaager, Eva Loos*
(On* vacancy la tbe H. S.)
Oak Grove—May me Thompson.
Hogan Institute—Dora aad Norg
Chapel—Alpk Oyter, Marjorie
Gibbs, Margaret Manna.
Chateau I. W. Redman, Heart
Brown. Virginia Ltedmp, Mn. North
Lindsey, Mate* Greer, Ot
net, Mrs. Redman.
Watch—J. H. Norma*.
Central View—Mamte Coyle.
Maon’s Spring—J. B.
Reqaah—John P. Day,
Kisser—Erin Vaughn, .
Arcadia—Mr. and Mrn 0. W. Pro-
Don it Pay?
Dora It pay to advertise? On* rt
th* local stores advertised a ante of
shorn for last Saturday. We went
down to give the shoe* the “once ov-
er." and found the store well filled
with shopper*. sU of whom wore be-
ing provided with footwear. We In-
quired of several of the shoppers why
they happened to be there so early
la the morning, aad (boy iafnrmad
us that they were there beea see the
sale was advertised, and they wasted
to be oa head before tbo stock ran
low. Anyone Who believe* It doesn't
pay to advertise, kindly wlggla your
The teacher* who were bora tart
week atteadtag the county Institute,
were entertained with a dinner la the
basement of th* M. E. church. Friday
soon, by Ike W. C. T. U. Before
dinner, at a session at the H. 8. aadl-
torium. Mrs. David, organiser of th*
W. C.,T. U. whose homo ta at Cho-
teau. delivered aa addram to th*
teachers oa the evtte of cigarette
Strang—Mm. J. O. Powell, Mrs.
Lota Rood, Lee Casey, Lets McAllis-
New Haven—Mrs. Clara B. Bash.
Browning Springs—Olive Moor*.
McNair—J. C. Dotara.
Waahllla—C. L. Major*.
Union Chapel—Edith Staler.
Dragger—Mrs. R. S. Duncan.
Long View—Mrs. I sera Nuckolls.
Pleasant View—Olive Walsh.
Masle—Austin Newton. Mrs. May
Bald Knob—Esther Horr.
Cedar Bluff—Edna Marsh.
Brewer—F. L. Younger.
Osege—Golsta K. Naylor;
Pensacola—Bertha Ouy. Nina Bry-
ant. Ella Downing.
Iroa Port—Ada LuckteblU.
Delaware—Oliver O. Rehuhert.
Lea* Elm—Christine Province:
Lone Cherry— Oolda Ward.
Military—Ettta Caraee, Mrs. C. D.
New Home—Mrs. Nora Lewollla.
Little Roeti—Allie King.
Smith's Chapel—Bhra Milaer.
Cave Spring—Mrs. E. S. Adair.
New Caaaaa—Ida Smith.
Murphy—Mr. aad Mrs. C. A. Bar-
The Browning Springs
house has recently beea painted in-
side sad out aad pat In sort shape
for the deplaning of school. F. G.
Crum did the work.
Mrs. Corder of the Pootoflcn Book
Store, has beea on the sick list dur-
ing the pul week, but ta nblo ta ha
at her place ot buelaeu again a part
of tbe time.
Bock Crock—Fred 8. McLaughlin.
Lose Star—Ora Ray.
Parris—Mn. D. N. Wooster.
New Hope—Alice Sears.
IS—Emma L. Rogers.
59 Elrx Parlor.
81—John T. Paster.
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