State Sentinel (Stigler, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 6, 1921 Page: 4 of 8
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STATE SENTINEL, STIGLER, HASKELL COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1921.
Published every Thursday, at its office on Third Street, one block North
of Midland Valley Depot, in the town of Stigler, Oklahoma, by Virgil L.
Henderson. Phones, office 11; residence 256
VIRGIL L. HENDERSON, Editor and Proprietor
Entered at the post office at Stigler, Haskell County, Oklahoma, as sec-
ond class matter, February 21st, 1906, under act of Congress of
March 3rd, 1879.
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SHORT STORIES BY
HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS
COTTON BOUND TO GO CP.
about eight million bales per year,
and any cotton raised over that
amount will only tend to depress the
market. The farmers should have
that figure as their goal and strive,
each and every one of them, to keep
within that figure. When that is
done, there will always bejprosperity
in the Sunny Southland.
There ar^ thousands and thou
.-.ants of bales of cotton standing in
the fields with no prospect of being
picked because the cost of picking
and ginning is as great or greater
than the price the cotton will bring.
This takes no account of the original
cost of the seed or growing the crop.
At the same time there are hundreds
and perhaps thousands of men and
women in Oklahoma who have sur-
plus money that is idle or drawing
deposit interest only. It is perfect-
ly clear that this standing cotton can
be bought in the field for a song. It
can be picked and ginned for less
than the cost of growing another crop
even basing that cost on pre-war
prices. Go out and talk to 100 far-
mers and you will find that they are
going to plant practically no cotton
next year. And even if they did the
present cotton can be put in the bale
for less than the cost of growing the
While it is true that there is now,
without picking the remainder of the
standing crop, a large surplus of cot-
ton in the country, it is already cer-
tain that the acreage will be cut in
half next year. As soon as these ac-
reage figures are made known next
June the response in the cotton mar-
ket is bound to be immediate. It is
equally true that while spinners,
both domestic and foreign are not
Buying much cotton now the world
has pot to be clothed and sooner or
later the demand will again pass the
While we do not presume to advise
our readers on financial investments
yet it does appear that here is a won-
derful opportunity to put idle money
into a perfectly staple comtnodity for
less than cost of production, and at
the same time put that money into
the hands of the people on the farms
who would pick the cotton for wages
and certainly there never was a time
when they needed that money more
than now. Back in 1914 everybody
bought a bale of cotton, as a patriot-
ic measure, primarily, and second-
arily as an investment. It was a
good deal like buying liberty bonds.
Nobody lost any money buying cot-
ton then and it was a time when no
market in the world could be fore-
cast, because even civilization itself
was threatened. Everybody knows LEXINGTON, Jan. 6.—Frightened
that both the foreign and domestic by ,-umors that the Bank of Corn-
demand tor cotton is bound to in--raerce 0j> Lexington, an institution
crease and they are equally certain with a capital stock of $300,000, was
that the supply of cotton will be tre- overloaded with tobacco notes, and
"The Most Helpful Passage in the
Song-—"It's Just Like His Great
Sunshine and Rain.
Song—"Loyalty to Christ."
Each member give a Bible passage
that will lielr you most.
How do you find the most helpful
What Bible passage inspires us to
do strong deeds?—Mrs. E. M. Logan.
What helpful warnings do you find
in the Bible?—Beltron Holder.
What Bible warnings will aid one
to conquer bad habits?—Earl Pitts.
To what Bible passage would you
go when discouraged, and why?—Mr.
What Bible passages aid one when,
in doubt?—Mrs. Ward.
Name the book in the Bible which
has helped you most. Why?—Mr.
Logan, Mr. Frederick, Mr. Mullen,
Mrs. Warren, Mrs. Johnson.
Song—Mr. Wood's Class.
Special Music—Lura Logan.
Duet—Mrs. Mullen, Miss Giltner. so I will go and get a drink.'^
Song—"God Be With You."
Following are two stories written
by pupils of Mrs. Warren's English
class in the High School. These
stories show how the taleut of our
schools is rapidly developing:
The Wandering Lady.
One day Miss Lady was tired and
weary and lay down to rest, and-as
she slept she dreamed of being in
a large palace.
At first she went through a little
path which extended a little ways but
finally came to a door, there was a
sign on this door which read: "'Come
In." Miss Lady Just pushed on this
door and walked in. The room was
furnished so nice,' the chairs with
velvet cushions in them, the table
had a cloth on it which sparkled like
diamonds and on the table -lay
book which said "Book of Courage',
Read of It."
So Miss Lady picked up the book
and sit down on one of the nice velvet
cushions to read a few minutes and
Just on the first page it said. "Kind
friend, Do you know where you are?"
In this house there lives a man
whom you will be afraid to face.
"Don't be frightened when you
hear the heavy foot-steps and Jing-
ling of belle, for his cap Is covered
with thorns that ring like bells."
After reading a little farther, it
said: "If you are tired of this room
Just pass on down the hall till you
come to the next door.."
After reading this. Miss Lady could
not be interested any longer, so she
said "I will go on and see the other
room, then come back and read some
So she laid the book back on the
table and walked out.
Miss Lady had not gone far when
sho noticed another door, and the
sign on this was "If you are tired,
como in and rest."
Seeing this, Miss Lady pushed the
door open and walked in.
This room was so beautiful to her
eye, she did not know where to go orj |j.;(jj<)\ HOSPITAL
At last she sow something shining
on the table and a notice by the side.
Miss Lady walked over to it and it
was a key. The notice said "If you
wish to have a drink, take this key
and unlock the door at the left of
Miss Lady said "I am real thirsty,
"Oh, no," said Ambition, "I am on
my way to the field of Honor."
"Well," bald Mother Lies, "we are
on our road to happiness, why should
you waste your happiness when you
Just have one life to live." They
laughed and passed on.
Ambition had not gone very far
when she saw a large hill, on the top
of which was a large sign, which
read: "The Field of Honor."
Ambition had rown tired and weak.
She knew she couldn't climb the
steep hill, so again 8he sank in dis-
That night, Mother Honor came
down and said "You have one more
field to go through and one wish/
What do you want — clothes, food,
health o; happiness?'
"Oh, no," said Ambition. "I do
not care for those, for Mother Pa-
tience told me I would get those
things In the Field of Honor, and I
can not bear to enter the field of
Honor without Joy, for Mother Pa-
tience said she would meet us there."
Again Ambition fell asleep. When
she awoke she found herself in a
beautiful room, her head did not
ache and her feet were bandaged. At
her side stood Joy and Patience.
"Oh." said Ambition.
"Be quiet," said Joy. "1 know
you are not quite well and wonder
how I got here.
"One night Honor came to me and
begged me to turn and go back, then
Hope came. I knew It was a long
ways back, but 1 thought I heard
Patience praying for me, so I started
back. I found the road narrow and
ough. My friends laughed at me
and called me a quitter, but encour-
agement came to me ,so I started
back. The field of Labor was bad,
but the field of Temptation was
"Never mind, my daughters," said
Patience. Nothing is gained with-
out pain and you know now you are
tho field of Honor and will al-
ways be happy."
SAYS RUSSIA CANT ; OUTLAWS GIVING
PRODUCE ANY TRADE OUT FRANCHISES
LONDON, Jan. 6.-—Professor Paul
Mllukoff, Russian foreign minister
under Kerensky, and considered the
leading Russian anti-bolebevik au-
BOSTON, Jan. 6.—The Continental
Baseball Leaue, incorporated, which
its promoters say will put baseball
teams in several major league cities,
thoiity in England, is quoted here held its first meeting today and elec-
today ai saying: | ted Andrew F. Lawson of this city
"There !■: nothing to be obtaiue l president.
fron. Russia except flax and timber, Franchises were assigned by states
and that has been sold several timoB as follows: Massachusetts, New York,
over. I cannot imagine the estab- New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio, Mlch-
lished British firms will consider this |gan, Indiana and possibly Province
a soiid basin for trading with a ba:ik-|0f Ontario, with a team at Toronto,
ruj.t country." i 'Mr. Lawson announced that It had
. .greelng with American state de- been agreed to have no salary limit
partment officials at Washington.! and that "in the event of the Red
Mulkuoff expressed his opinion that Sox not accepting the offer to sell, a
the proposed British trade agree-
ment with Russia is "to all intents
and purposes, recognition of the bol-
.sheviki who have never been elected
by a vote of the people."
"Trade with the bolsheviki will
park would be built in Boston."
The franchise was awarded to
Fred Lundy as agent for certain In-
The Indiana franchise was award-
ed to Donald Jones of Indianapolis
only Intensify the danger of bolshe-and Charles H. Mack of Philadelphia
vik doctlrnes spreading in England," wa8 gjven the franchise tor New
said Milukoff. "With trade will
come, first, 'agents,' then 'consuls,'—
all trained propogandists whose real
work It would be to hasten social
Milukoff states that Russia has
nothing to offer in exchange for the
goods. He says that Lenine himself
JAPS ARE TOLD TO
QUIT TEXAS TOWN
HARLINGEN, Jan. 6.—Two fami-
lies of Japanese who arrived here
emphasized that the remaining gold | last night from the west, intending
reserve Is negligible and would cer-,to settle on farming lands, were met
tainly be exhausted within a month at the railroad station and lnfo: med
or two. by a committee of citiezns that their
x 'presence was undesirable in Harlin-
1 ItRKCONCTLABL1! AND | sen and told them that they could
HARDING SWAP IDEAS remain over ntght but were "ex-
! pected to leave" Thursday. The
MARION, Jan. 6.—Another of the committee of citizens did not make
senate irreconcllables, Senator Sher-
man ,of Illinois, was among those
with whom President-elect Hardin*.;
had engagements today to discuss the
plan for an association of nations. It
i:i understood that various domestic
The party consisted of two men,
two women and four children.
This is the second demonstration
against Japanese hero during the
week. Another Japanese family
OFFERED IN MOTHERS' NAME
iif Lenislatme Pie-
OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 6.—"In
the name of the heroic mothers of
Oklahoma whose sons were injured in
Song Leader—Thelma Bates.
■- Pianist—Lura Logan.
STRIKERS ATTACK "SCABS."
NEW YORK, Jan. 5.—Four per-
sons were injured when 100 strik-
garment worker attacked a mot-
drink, Miss Lady?"
nig. 6a'utcuL alul^u Miss Lady took a drink and then,
or bus carrying employes to the Sam- Mr. Man suggested that they sit down
uel Peck Clothing company in
Police reserves, after a half hour's
fighting, quelled the rioting. Ten
striker.! were arrested.
Saying this she took the key and: battle," women members of the state
opened the door and who do you legislature this afternoon introduced
think was in there? Mr. Man with bills in the house and senate provid-
his cap of shining thorns. ling for a $2,000,0*00 hospital for the
Mr. Man could tell that Miss Ladyj wounded war veterans,
was frightened. Rising to his feet, hej The measure was drafted by the
said: "My name is Mr. Man," andutate American Legion.
then Miss Lady introduced "herself. m,s. Lamar Looney ,of Hollis, pre-
Mr. Man said, "Will you have a sentiug the Legion s measure in the
problems, including farmer relief, stopped here early in th.e week and
also were up for consideration at the was told t'o "move on."
conference. Considerable anti-Japanese sentl-
Albert J. Beveridge, former sena- ment has developed in the Rio
tor from Indiana, and one of the Grande valley towns during the past
leaders of the Roosevelt progressive two months, since committees rep-
party in 1912, also was on the presi- resenting various American Legion
dent-elect's engagement list. It is posts of the state have been advocat-
said Mr. Harding fought his advice ing legislation to prohibit Japanese
also rearding both international and and Chinese from settling in the Rio
domestic problems. Granda valley.
The president-elect did not reach x
his office as early as usual this John J. Pershing receives pay
morning, having spent the night in amounting to $21,000 a year as rank-
Columbus, where he was initiated ing general of the United States
last night into the mysteries of the army. His allowance for quarters,
32nd degree of Masonry. heat and light is $7,500.
In introducing this bill providing
for the establishment of a soldiers'
PATRONS MAKE RUN
ON KENTUCKY BASK
mendously reduced next year.—Mus-
The above article shows good
reasoning. We have heard numer-
ous farmers say that they were going
to "plough under" the cotton in the
fields and make another crop next
year. ,That seems to us to be folly.
What is the use of raising more cot-
ton next year when there is" a big sur-
plus already on hand? What the
farmers should do ,we think, is to
save all of this year's crop, reduced
the acreage by half, or even more
next year, and raise more food
stuffs for home consumption.
The normal demand for cotton' is
paper, depositors started a run on
that institution this morning. A
crowd of several hundred persons
was in front of the bank this noon.
Tellers were paying out money as
fast an they could count it.
Tobacco growers of the Burley dis-
trict today were meeting at the vari-
ous county seats to select delega-
tions to a mass meeting here tomor-
row which will seek to do away with
the state's tobacco crop at satisfac-
Mr. W. N. Gifford returned home
Tuesday from a business trip to Eu-
It Is Advertising
That brings you cleaner food:
That improves your personal
That eases your daily task:
That takes the humdrum out
That tells you when and where
and how to find things pleasurable
Read the advertisements in the
newspapers regularly. They con-
cern you as closely as the weather.
They can play a great part in dom-
and become better acquainted with memorial hospital in Oklahoma, I
each other, pulling up a chair for anl representing not only the Amer-
Misi Lady. ican Legion but the heroic mothers
After a long conversation between 0l- ,i,e state who freely gave their son
the two, Mr. Man says: "I was just for the defense of the nation.
wanting such a lady as you to come "Easy to Forget."
into my palace, you are so beautiful." •• v nation or state is prone to be
I need some one like you to keep forgetful of sacrifices made by its
house for me. Will you be my wife?"
Miss Lady kindly consented, to be
his wife and they were married. This
was the end of Miss Lady's dream.
A Journey to the Kielil of Honor.
Ambition and Joy stood gazing at
the roads before them, one was naiv
row. while the other was wide. Joy
said r""Come, Ambition, this road is
best and'I see our cousin, Laughter,
motioning for us."
"Oh, no," said Ambition, "before
our mother Patience died she said
sho would meet us in the field of
This encouraged Joy, so they took
the road to honor.
They had not gone but a short dis-
tance until Joy became thirsty and
tired and wanted to go back. Just
they she heard her cousin Laughter
laughing and calling for Joy. Hope
appeared and said "The field of hon-
or is not far away and there are
springs all along the field of Labor.
Again Laughter called for Joy. So
when they reached the roads going
to the field of Labor, Laughter and
Joy departed and went on the roadj
of Dishonor, while Ambition took the
road of Honor.
One night as Ambition lay dream-
ing by the side of the road, Patience
told her she was on the right road
and not to become discouraged for
she would bo rewarded when she
reached the field of Honor.
lAmbition was now at the City of
Temptations. She was hungry and
tired ,and was in need of clothing.
Sho looked over the high wall and
saw Joy ahd Lauhgter in the car
with Father Liquor and Gambler.
This made Ambition sick, so she sank
in despair in the road. Mother Pa
tience , again appeared and said:
"Keep on, Ambition, the field of Hon-
or in not far away."
Joy had become tired of Laughter
and her crowd. They had gone thru
the City of Criminals and Lies. Joy
often longed for Ambition, but know-
ing it was too late to turn back, went
Again Ambition reached some
cross-roads, and the sign read "Thre^
more steps to the Field of Honor."
Ambition sighed and felt sick. Her
head ached and her feet were bruised
and worn. Just then a large car
passed. When they saw Ambition,
they offered to let her ride. Inside
were Mother Lies and Mother Liquor.
citizens. There was nothing too
good for them in 1917. There was
nothing too good for them in 1918,
when news of their accomplishments
came back from overseas.
"There is nothing too good for
them today when we stop to think
about it. But it is easy to forget.
The state is not ungrateful. It is
ready to do more. I feel sure the
bill will pass."
Mrs .Bessie S. McGolgin, of Roger
Mills county, offering the measure in
the house said:
''As one of the mothers of war vet-
erans I cannot fail to support the
American Legion bill asking a hos-
pital for wounded and diseased vet-
"Thank God, my son has not suf-
fered from want of proper attention
as have many sons of Oklahoma
"It is the duty of the state to care
for these men. We must provide a
place where the ymay at least spend
their last days in comfort."
TO Tl'RN SCHOOLS
OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 6.—Turn-
ing certain state school buildings in
to' hospitals for former soldiers may
be the solution of the hospital prob-
It became known today that sev-
eral members of the legislature are
in favor of this means of providing
sufficient hospital space for disabled
soldiers and the notion is said to be
gaining followers hourly.
The proposition will open up, how-
ever ,the old issue of abolishment of
state schools. It has been contended
for years that many of the state ag-
ricultural schools in outlying dis-
tricts are useless so far as any good
to the state is convernedi If, how-
ever, these schools were turned into
hospitals it would mean their abol-
ishment as schools and the old ques-
tion of contention would arise.
Possible centers for district hospi-
tals according to this plan are:
Claremore, Tonkawa, Warner,
Tishomingo, Lawton, Wilburton and
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gotcher and
Miss Bowman, of Muskogee, were in
Stigler Saturday visiting with Carl's
many friends. Mr. Gotcher is taking
a course in pharmacy at the Okla-
and Jewelry Carefully
Original Material Used
Clyde B. Moore
Jewelry and Watch Repairer
At Stigler Drug Co. Stigler, Okla.
Agent for Royal and Corona Typewriters
Big Price For Cotton
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