State Sentinel (Stigler, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 7, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 1, 1922 Page: 1 of 8
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STATK SENTINEL Established in 1000.
HASKELL COUNT!' LEADER Established In 1909.
STIGLER, OKLAHOMA, JUNE 1, 1922.
ROSTEI! Of THE
Look this over and you will see
the names ot your progressive ener-
. getic public spirited citizenship of
this community. They are commu-
nity builders, making a better place
for us and the boys and girls—creat-
ing an environment that will make
for a better citizenship.
Scan with a close scrutiity the
names of those here listed, this en-
listed* force are the worth-while men
and women of your community, en-
courage them, lend them your co-
operation, for they are tireless in
their efforts, spending both of their
time and money for the betterment
Of the whole community. They serve
no clique—no ring—no party, creed
or selflsli aim—they serve for the
public weal only. Look 'em over—
patronize them—look for the sign on
their desks and places of business—
MEMBER OF THE STIGLER CHAM-
BER OF COMMERCE—1922. It's a
badge of honor, a badge of service to
you and yours. This list will be pub-
lished at intervals, showing additional
names as they come in.
You are invited to Join this splen-
did opportunity to serve your com-
munity. Call at the office and get
jour name on the roll.
Abbott, A. H.
Abbott, H. V.
Acme Coal Company,
J. O. Reed, Manager.
Allen, W. A.
Allen, B. T.
Allen. B. F.
American National Bank.
Apex Coal Company.
Baker,. E. J.
Bailes, C. C.
Bates, E. J.
Beller, C. C.
Behan Drug Company.
Blakely, R. A. Jr.
Brown, Sol C.
, Cantrell Grocery.
Callaway, D. E.
Carter, J. B.
Callaway, W. I.
Chewning, W. P.
Clark, E. 0.
Cooper Abstract Company.
Cooper, H. F.
Counterman, Dr. R. M.
Comett, C. C.
Coleman, R. L.
Coleman, R. R.
Coleman, R. A.
Conn, H. J.
Conard, J. E.
Crown Petroleum Corp.
Curry, Guy A.
Cunning, C. C.
Davidson, A. E.
Davis, Dr. John.
Deaton, E. I.
Delaney, A. F.
Dobyns-Lantz Hardware Company
Donald, Mrs. Bennie.
Dobyns, H. C.
Dukes, J. M.
Echols, D. S.
Easteriing & Wesson.
England, E. E.
Elledge, J. P.
Evans, w. w.
Fannin, Fred H.
Forrester, W. P.
Fannin, Dr. F. A.
Friar, J. W.
First National Bank.
First State Bank-
Furry, A. L.
Gifford, W. N.
.Grace, B. P.
Harris Dry Goods Company.
Hall & Barker.
Harris, Geo. E.
Harrell, Sam T.
Hendricks, H. E.
Henry, Geo. C.
Hill, Dr. A. T.
Holderman, WV H.
Hoilemaft, J. B.
Holmes, P. A.
Holley, G. A.
Hopkins, W. N.
Howard, J. T.
Johnson, J. W.
ARRESTED FOR DRUNKENNESS;
LEAVE TO EVADE PUNISHMENT
Two boys, who gave their names as
Bowie Brice and Ed Hill, were arrest-
ed last Saturday night by Night Mar-
shal Lvan Webb on the charge of be-
ing drunk. The boys said their home
was near Martin school.
The boys were out of "normalcy"
and showing the effects of such in the
Shefftel Cafe about 7 o'clock Satur-
day night. They were released later
on their honor to appear for trial on | iii. u. i/miusun aenver-
Monday morning, but they have skip- his lecture last Tuesday night in
ped the country and have not been jln the High School Auditorium before
heard of. i a packed house on the subject: "The
EhTw"8LE;^; °avld,!0n^de!lver" white supremacy, protection of
our pure womanhood, just laws and
STIGLER SLUGGERS WIN
FROM QUINTON 3 TO 0
Ku Klux Klan, Is It of God or The
Harvey, Mullen introduced the
fpeaker as a Christian Church Evan-
liberty; closer relationship between
capital and labor, closer relationship
of Pure Americanism; the sovereign-
ty of our State rights; the separation
rf the Church and State; freedom of
The Stigler Sluggers administered delist without an equal in this state, cause^f&mobP"ole'ncePand""ynchi n
shut-out to the Quinton players last' Rev. Davidson was formerly pastor of i preventing unwarranted strike i!'
Friday at the fairgrounds. This was jthfi Christian church at Quinton and 1 foreign labor aflintm, ^ ^
the best game played here this sea-! lately of Poteau. He came to Stigler Zl k°'
son. Only two errors for each team j to deliver this lecture on the Klan on lawless elements- the limitnti™ *
were marked, Stigler's scores were, has own accord and was not acting foreign immigration- the h
made in the first and eighth innings, j under the direction of the Ku Klux r;i Ioca, ref0rmsanri'ilw nnrf h I
The feature of the game was a sen- Klan as an organization. He stated j order. I
" " " ' People from all parts of the coun-|
WANT TO LOCATE HERE
Evidence that Stigler Is attracting
wide attention from the eyes of the
business world is very noticeable at
this time. Several persons seeking
locations for business come to Stig-
ler each week to look over the town.
Several have been here the past few
weeks making a check of the city.
Better and more business houses will
make our town more inviting. Paved
streets would help in our advance-
Desmond Callaway went to Musko-
gee Wednesday night returning this
Among those who attended the
Masonic reunion at Poteau last week
were: Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Stum-
baugh, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Stum
baugh, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Homes, Mr.
and Mrs. O M. Hudson, Henry Brown
and R. F. Terrell
VI Uic f,oiuc wan u, BCI1- j - WW uiftouiiaiiuu. nc Siateu |
rational run and catch by McDow, that he was giving these lectures be-! People from all parts of the coun-| The many friends of C. L. Puckett
right gardener for Stigler. Powell, j cause it was in line with his evange-jt,y was here to hear this man speak, W'U be glad to read the announce-
twirler for Stigler, was right, al- j listlc work and he wanted the people an<* wh'le the weather prevented ment on Page eight of this issue to
though his spit ball was prohibited,; to know the truth. j ™any from attending, the house was the effect that he is back in business
at the same location. The latter
part of last week the store was pur-
chased from Geo. E. Harris and Mr.
Puckett was immediately put in as
manager. It is the intention of Mr.
Puckett to increase his stock of lc-
pendabie merchandise such as the
Puckett Store has always been sell-
ing. He invites all his friends to call
and see him.
- y ao i i£Uit eli- uuu lie vuw yuvi,lo , ~ v~v*
though his spit ball was prohibited,' to know the truth. j '"any from attending, the house was
he struck out a number of the visit-j It will be remembered thac- Re*.! packed t0 overflowing. The fact that
ing contenders and proved himself a, davidson was the man who del vered,; fhe "majority believes thate the organ-
pitcher of high dlass. j the baccalaureate sermon to the Stlg- Ization. after hearing the lecture
Alexander or Quinton also pitched ler High School here recently. He Ktnn* ,""4' 4"
good ball, and both pitchers had the i has delivered his lecture on the Ku
best of support. j Klux Klan in several towns in the
Batteries: Stigler—Powell and ,county and eastern Oklahoma. Lasi
Grace; Quinton—Alexander and Wat-! Friday night a crowded house greeted
Ron. Umpire: Sylender of Stigler. j him at Keota. He also held a series
The History of the American peo-
of meetings at Kinta.
In a very forceful manner Brother
Davidson discussed the Ku Klux Klan
organization, using as his text the
112th chapter of Romans. His lecture
pleased the large crowd that was
j present to hear him which was evi-
denced by the fact that at different
intervals he was interrupted by pro-
longed applause. He discussed the
Klan from a Biblical standpoint and
stood for the best things, is further
evidenced by the fact that some 15
persons approached the speaker at
the close of the lecture and inquired
as to how they could get into the or-
Rev. Davidson, before his address,
made some very unfavorable com-1 -
ment on the editorial the Stigler
Beacon ran last week headed "U. S.
A. or K K. K." He stated that he
would not fall out with any man who
either spoke or wrote his own con-
victions, as long as they did not mis-
represent the facts. He Quoted part
of a sentence in the editorial which
read "Are we subject to the laws of
of the State of Oklahoma or are we
APEX ML COMPANY
The Apex Coal Company, an Okla-
subject to the whims and caprices of '°p^°raTtion; of w^ch Mr" G^'
unidentified individual,, meeting tJ Lowerre, Jr., is president and W.
unidentified individuals meeting to- ' t°werre' Jr'\is P^ldent and w.
gethor under the -over of midnight T De*ar- "itary-treasurer, both
darkness and seeking to intimidate ^ioTln3" ^ Ti'
and coerce decent citizens." To this ? ^ ® S y e estab"
I iished offices in the Stocker-Cotton
pie is NOT written in blood. The his argument was very convincing.
greatest sacrifices for those principles In reading his text from the 12th
which form the foundation stones for chapter of Romans he stated that this
the American institution were NOT was the first constitution of the or-
made on the battlefield. The genu- ; sanitation and then asked the people
lne American is not bloodthirsty, nor the question: "Is this a menace to
, f de S™ !n flendish carnage, the government?" | the sneaker stated that it was untrue"! I13!1®? oi
He has not lived, nor is he living to He stated that the Ku Klux Klan .That the Ku Klux Klan as an organi-| g'
destroy, but to build. The "Land of as he knew them and had studied I zation has never bothered a single in- The PaPers were signed up the lat-
e Free and the Home of the Brave" them was an organization that stood j dividual who was living the right ter part °* last we6 and the deal was
is neither viciously aggressive nor for the tenents of the Christian re-i kind of life. . : finally closed last Saturday when Mr.
warlike. It is defensive and peace — (Lowerre Daid off all the indehterinens
The brightest—the darkest—pages
of American history were written in
the American home. The Nation's
bitterest tears were shed at the fire-
sides of her God-fearing, liberty lov-
ing strong-hearted people. The great-
est sacrifices were made within the
Heaven-guarded precincts of the
SI MMER WEATHER
Ll'RINC! liATII KRS
Warm weather is here and the old
swimming hole has come into its own.
During the last few days a number
of swimming parties have been or-
ui me .ntsed in Stigler. There .are sev-
The fundamental prin- eral good places near Stigler, but the
ciples of government which found Sigmon pool, ad^mt half a mile south
■ ; r-f the old company, dollar for dollar.
JJAXD CONCERT li^ THE I The Apex Companv was organized
STIGLER HAND JUNE 8 by W. T. Cardwell of Stigler, backed
jby some Arkansas parties some
On next Thursday, June 8, the months age, but the company became
Stigler Concert Band will give a c:n- indebted to suoh an extent that it al-
cort at the city square from 7:30 to most ceased operation. It owns a
5:00. They are really prepared to, considerable block of coal acreage
give this community some of the best,near Kanima. The old Apex Com-
music that can be obtained. The pany of Arkansas of which Cardwell
band is under the directorship of W. was interested was dissolved and
ciples of government which found Sigmon pool, ad^nit half a mile south bar d is under the directorship of W.: was interested was dissolved and
their way into the Declaration of In- town, seems to attract the major- JO. Stigler. Don't forget the hour—-IMessrs. Lowerre and Dewar purchas-
dependence and our Constitution were 1 'ty ci bathers. j T: 30 to 9:00 p. m. ed the stock, or rather there is three
conceived at the same family altar j ether parties who still hold stock in
(Continued on Page Four.)
conceived at the same family altar
before which our Fathers devoted
themselves to the service of Almighty
God, to humanity, and their Homes!
The highest American ideals were
taught at the knee of that most he-
loved of all earthly beings—MOTH-
ER—whose inspirations, came direct
from on High through the ever-pres-
Our country is a nation of homes
Upon the peace, the prosperity and
the happiness of the American home,
rests the destiny of our Nation. De-
stroy that most sacred of our Ameri-
can institutions, and without the ag-
ency of war or famine, our Nation
will surely fall. The rattle of mus-
ketry upon our own soil, the shriek
of shell in mid-ocean or the awful
thunder of the cannon on Flanders'
Field die in an echo of grief and ter-
ror within the American home. The
mangled form of every American hero
who made the supreme sacrifice was
but a counterpart of a mangled,
bleeding, compassionate heart in an
American home, where death does not
conquer pain, but where tears and an
abiding faith in a Comforter Supreme
afford the only solace.
It is not merely a Nation which ob-
serves Memorial Day. It is a com-
munity of American Homes which
does honor to the memory of their
brave defenders! With bowed heads,
tender hands, grateful hearts, we lay
the most delicate, the most fragrant
flowers upon the graves of those who
are in their Eternal Home. Our col-
ors droop in sadness, the guns ring
out a salute for the dead and our
voices offer un prayers of thanksgiv-
ing that our homes are spared. Thus
do we honor those who do not live to
bless or eniov the blessings of the j
We owe it as a Nation to those !
whose graves we decorate, to con-'
tinue forever in the defense of the :
American home. Its puritv, its pafe.
ty, its peace, yea, its sanctity must be '
defended in peace no less than in war. I
He who prides himself a« an Ameri-
can—all that proud title implies—1* !
company, but their stock is in escrow
| the company, but their stock is in
| escrow in the bank.
J In an interview Mr. Lowerre stated
that it was his intention to spend a
One of the largest crowds ever at-
tending a public speaking at Kinta
turned out at the Methodist church
last Monday night to hear Ex-Con-
gressman W. W. Hastings deliver his
address. Standing room was at a
premium at the church.
In one of the best of his campaign
speeches ,!ftr. Hastings reviewed leg-
is la'tion that had been passed by his
party since the foundation of this
government. He stated what kind of
legislation he voted for and opposed
during the eight years he was ln con-
gress. He plead with the people re-
gardless of how their grandfather
voted or their father, the people
should cast their vote this yeail for
the party that was to their best in-
Mr. Hastings, while congressman
was truly a representative of the
people of his district. He is one man
that neither republican nor democrat
man or woman, has ever criticized
for any vote he ever cast. The legis-
lation he introduced and worked to
have passed was such legislation that
would benefit the little man or the
farmer. He pointed with pride to
the rural credits, federal reserve, ag-
ricultural bill, warehouse bill, and
numerous other legislation that was
enacted under a democratic adminis-
tration and asked the people ifrthat
kind of legislation was in the inter-
est of the farmers and small men or
In referring to the Farm Loan
Banks legislation Mr. Hastings told
the people why this bill was not in
active operation now and intimated
that one reason was that the secretary
of the treasury was an immensely
wealthy man and as long as the peo-
ple had those kind of officials in
Washington they would not be in
svmpathy with legislation that would
effect the small man. He stated in
his belief that bill, the Farm Loan
Bank proposition, was one of the
greatest piece's of legislation that has
ever been enacted by any administra-
tion. The _ farmers' dream has al-
ways been lo own a farm, but under
presort conditions that is almost im- .
possible as the banks are unable to
carry him on a long time period loan.
The government was undertaking to
loan each individual enough money
to buy his farm at 5% per cent in-
terest, to run from five to forty years.
Mr. Hastings plans on visiting the
county about every ten days between
now and the primary. His next visit
will be in the east end of the county.
STIGLER WINS ANOTHER.
The Stigler Baseball Juniors won a
real, fast grown-up-like game Tues-
day from Quinton's second team. The
score was 6 to 5. The feature of
i ,. — - the game was Harvey Pogue's home-
j considerable amount of money at the run in the sixth Harvey, as pitcher,
j-nines and would later on install an- struck out 12 men.
J' ther steam shovel of the larger typo -patteries: Stigler, Pogue and Dav-
and would build a spur track to Ka- enport; Quinton, Hoyt and Russell.
nima to handle their coal. But un-
lil the spur is built the coal is being (
handled by teams, which furnishes PORUM wixs FOR
employment to a number of men. It | LOCAL SLUGGERS
is estimated that something like
S50.000.00 wil be spent at the Kani- j In a very slow and unusual game,
ma mines. j Porum baseball team handed Stigler
Mr. Lowerre further stated that the I Sluggers a defeat Sunday when they
only reason he became interested in
the Stigler proposition was because
Mr. Cardwell wanted to make his
word good to the people of Stigler,
before the deal was finally closed,
.several people who held accounts
boat the locals 7 to 5. Noel, twirl-
ing for Stigler, proved a pitcher of his
former type, and would have almost
held the visitors scoreless had it not
been for errors and bad support given
him by Stigler players. The catches
* **■ m-iu ti ii vo | kjuhiii j iu, ci o, i nr vallUCO
e-ainst the old company came to Mr. (made by the Porum short-stop feat-
Lowerre and offered to settle for half, i ured the game.
but he told these men to hold their! Batteries: Stigler, Noel and Grace;
claims, that if he paid them he would : Works,
pay them 100 cents on the dollar. | Umpire, Rattler of Porum.
This was done last Saturday. x
State Sentinel welcomes these men I
and wishes them a successful return I , anc* Sr L- Lantz and little
caughter Pauline left for Oklahoma
on the money thev have invested in
CARD OF THAXKS.
We wish to thank our many friends
r their kindness during the illness
and death of our daughter and sister,
City Wednesday evening where Mrs.
Lar.tz will visit with Mrs. R. E. Rog-
ers after which all will drive back to
Ttlis:- Loui3e Clark, who has been
WILLIAM G. STIGLER
can—all that proud title implies—
"on guard."—oklahoma Herald, j VVno is making race for County Judge of Haskell County
Oallie. and also we want to than* | attending Lindenwood College, St.
them for the beautiful flowers that i Charles Mo., arrived home Wednes-
were brought her during her illness,day morning to spend the summer
ind at her death. j vacation with parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. J P. Lane. E. O. Clark.
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Forrester. I x
Mr. and Mrs. R. K. Hodges, j Mrs. H. B. Cook and daughters,
Myrtle, Dawie and Allie Lane. | Lillian and Dorothy Jane, returned'
* j home Wednesday evening from Tulsa
The Stigler Junior Leaguers won a : wherfc they have been visiting with
one sided game from Havana in base- relatives for the past week.
ball last Saturday. It vfas gn inter- x
"'ting game on account of its action. Wilbur Riley returned home from
The score was 19 to 6. Quinton Wednesday. He had been
Patteries: Stigler, Bensweanger employed by Quinton ball club. It ia
rnd Davenport; Havana, Lee and Ro- understood that he resigned to return
•binson. I home and play with the Stigler boys.
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