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Few Items June 1924 Ardmoreite
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Daily Ardmoreite
Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma

Sunday, June 1, 1924

Aliens and Rum
El Paso, Texas: Aliens and liquor are being smuggled here at Uncle Sam’s “Back Door.’ Rum runners are making it easy for foreigners denied legal entry to steal across the border without going through passport formalities.

But the foreigners must pay for the privilege. They have to pack the bootleggers’ hooch along with them. Every night scores of aliens, staggering under the weight of the liquor, can be seen wading the Rio Grande. ..

Monday, June 2, 1924

Four Arrested
The mystery surrounding the killing of W. M. COX at Hoxbar on Sunday night, May 25, was cleared up yesterday when F. E PERKINS, 20, and S. H. MULLENS known in the area as COLEMAN, age 18, were arrested and placed in county jail together with J. H. BURRIS and J. A. MCGUIRE who are held as material witnesses…Coleman confessed to having committed the crime, alleged to have fired the shot that killed Cox… Coleman lives with Burris and the latter is thought to have been in possession of information soon after the shooting. McGuire is a neighbor who might furnish valuable information….W. M. COX, about 50 years old, was called to a back door of the postoffice and store that he has operated for years at Hoxbar about six miles southeast of Ardmore…

Chicken thieves are abroad in the land and anyone with a valuable flock of fryers had best be on the watch. It is alleged the thieves equipped with motor trucks are making the rounds after nightfall and looting the roosts, selling the birds the next day at the most convenient market.

Confederate Vet
Funeral services for THOMAS A. GRAND, veteran of the Civil War, who died yesterday morning at the Confederate Home, were held this morning. Rev. GEORGE LEWIS, supt. of the Home, officiated at the services held at the chapel of the Home. Burial was at Rose Hill arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. Mr. Grand was born in Tennessee in 1843. He is survived by his wife who lives at the home.

Wichita, Kansas: LAWRENCE FREDERICK WAGNER, 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. WAGNER of Warren, Ohio, was killed when he fell from an automobile in which he was riding. The Wagners were on their way to Marshall, Oklahoma.

In Our Own Home Town
B. F. MILLS of 915 Second Ave. NW is ill.
Mr. and Mrs. HENRY D. RINSLAND of 211 Sixth Ave NW left for Norman to spend the summer. He will be a member of the O.U. faculty and will receive his M.S. with his graduation class this week.
MRS. EFFIE WILKES, county probation officer, returned from Pryor where she went on official business. Mrs. Wilkes was accompanied home by her son, JACK WILKES, who attended the Oklahoma Military Academy at Claremore.
MISSES JO SHELTON, PAULINE MCDORMAN, MARGARET SMYERS GALE WILKINSON, and JUANITA RICHARDSON, who attended school at Kidd-Key College for Young Women at Sherman, Texas, returned home. Mrs. JOE SHELTON, who has been with her daughter at Sherman this year, also returned.
S. L. NYE, 1118 Harris St. NW, who had an operation at the hospital in Wichita, Kansas, will return home. He is connected with Hudson-Houston Lumber Co.
SAILOR JACK of Ardmore will meet HARRY DEMETRAL, Greek middleweight title holder in the main event at the boxing and wrestling events at Wilson, arranged by the American Legion.
MISS NAOMI ROLLINS, daughter of Mr. and Mr. C. W. ROLLINS, 600 North Washington, arrived from attending college at Chickasha.
J. B. SASS, son of Mr. and Mrs. MORRIS SASS, 618 Third Ave. NW, returned from the Kemper Military Academy at Booneville, Missouri.
MISS MABLE RUTH STONG, daughter of Mrs. H. STONG, 630 McLish, arrived from the College of Industrial Arts at Denton, Texas.
MRS. FAY L. MILLS, after visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. MADDEN at 725 McLish for three weeks, left for Stillwater to visit her sister MRS. FRANK H’LADKY. Her parents will join her and return with her to Browerville, Minnesota to send the summer.
MISS MYRTLE DENNIS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. DENNIS of Fourth and Wheeler, SW, returned from C.I.A. at Denton, Texas.
MRS. MARVIN FRANKLIN and MRS. CURTIS CATHEY motored to Addington to spend the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. BOND.
MISSES JEFFIE and EDNA SIMMONS, daughters of MRS. GRACE SIMMONS, 401 E St. NW, will enter Southeastern State Normal at Durant for the summer.

Newsy Items from Pleasant Hill\
Pleasant Hillites are still a sleepy-headed over losing sleep going to very successful ten nights’ singing school taught by Prof. G. C ADAMS.
MISS SELMA HERON has tonsillitis.
“GRANDMA” HERON of Ardmore is visiting her sons, L. L. and J. W. HERON.
MRS. AUSTIN of Gainesville is visiting the home of her daughter, MRS. J. W. BEARD.
MRS. JEWELL POSEY and little daughter DOROTHY CHLORYNE of Healdton are visiting her mother MRS. J. W. BEARD.
MRS. ESTHER LEGATE visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. S. JOHNSTON.
MISS JOSIE WIGGINS is visiting her cousin, MISS VIDA WIGGINS at Poolville.
The ladies of the I Will Help Club met at the home of MRS. ELLA JOHNSTON. It was the birthday of her two daughters, MRS. LEGATE and little LARKIN LOUDEAN which was celebrated with a birthday dinner and old fashioned quilting bee.

Berries Bring in Profit
R. A. HOLLIDAY, who lives just southeast of town, has one acre in dewberries that will net him a nice profit this season.

SHAWNEE BROWN, who is teaching at the Southeastern Normal at Durant this summer, spent the weekend with his family.
MRS. J. T. ANDERSON and daughter of Oklahoma City have been the guests of MRS. J. W. ROBISON and family.
MSS DAYPHEN EASTERWOOD spent the week with her parents, Dr. and Mrs. A. Y. EASTERWOOD at Ardmore.
PAUL BIGGS of Kansas City arrived to visit his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. G. E. THOMAS.
MRS. WILL RILEY and daughter Miss ROSE and Miss FRANCES ROSE motored to Ardmore.
MISS MARGIE LEEPER is employed as saleslady at C. A. MCCLARKY Co.
Mr. and Mr. ROSCOE MORRIS of Oklahoma are visiting her mother, MRS. H. M. BLACK who is very ill.
Mr. and Mrs. H. S MAYES motored to Ardmore to attend the graduation at Ardmore high school. MISS MILDRED WIMBERLY, a niece of Mrs. Mayes, was in the class.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. LOFTON have as a guest, a nephew, BURNEY RAY of Chickasha.
Mr. and Mrs. L. R. SMITH returned from Norman to make their home here. They moved to Norman last fall so their daughter Miss PATTY and son BUDDY attend O.U.
MISSES LUCILE DAVIS and ROSE RILEY returned from attending Kidd-Key school at Sherman.
MISS HATTIE DELL TRIEVES returned from O.C.W. at Chickasha.
MRS. H. W CHOATE and MRS. M. NORVELLE motored to Gainesville to accompany Mrs. Choate’s daughter, MRS.JOHN DUSTIN and son, returning from Nocona.

Healdton by Louise Mayberry
MISS LOLA BOYETT returned from visiting her sister at Anadarko.
BERT HUDDLESTON, attending O.U., is home.
RAMSEY JOHNSON and family moved to Peters Ridge where he is employed as a gauger for the Magnolia Co.
EDD ERICKSON went to Fort Worth and will return with his wife and son who visited her parents in Fort Worth.
Little MARY KATHERINE GREENHAW, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. WILL GREENHAW, reached her fourth birthday and had a birthday party.
Miss PAULINE WILSON came to visit her sisters MRS. S. C. FUGATE and MRS. JESSE THOMPSON, and her mother Mrs. Wilson.
P. L. SULLIVAN is enjoying a visit with his father from Hope, Arkansas.
The Campfire Girls with their guardians, MISS BERNICE MURPHY and MRS. L. H. HODGINS, took a hike on the road north of town, heading for Graham. Attending were WINNES LOU CHAMBLISS, RACHEL and DORIS MEADOR, LELA HODGINS, RUBY and THELMA HUSLEY, FRANCES RUTHERFORD, MELBA CAMERON, SARA STONE.

Sheriff sale in case of H. W. JONES vs J. ROBERT GILLIAM

Tuesday, June 3, 1924

In Our Own Home Town
H. R. JEFFREYS of Graham was transacting business in town. Mr. Jeffreys is one of the pioneer school teachers in this section.
FLETCHER SANDLIN left to visit his parents at Moulton, Arkansas.
PAUL MICHAELS was Blue Ribbon was transacting business in town. He will run for county superintendent.
R. MICHAELLS of Provence was in town.
Rev. and Mrs. J. T. MCCLURE are moving from 722 North Washington to 212 Second Ave. NW. They will have an apartment in the Fonville Apartments. Their daughter, Miss ETHEL MCCLURE, returned from Fort Smith, Arkansas where she taught in the public school. She will teach at the junior high here this fall.
MRS. JESS KINNEY and children, 111 Wheeler St. SW, are visiting at Holdenville.
MRS. PAL MORDECAL of Clovis, New Mexico left for her new home at Farwell, Texas after visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L M. LANFORD at 604 D St SW. Mrs. Mordecal was accompanied as far as Wichita Falls by MISSES JEANETTE and LORAINE LANFORD. They went by automobile.
MRS. W. G. ROBISON, 129 C St NW, had a minor operation yesterday.
Mr. and Mrs. HAWKINS WHITE of Bridgetown, Texas are visiting her sister, MRS. J. M. LANFORD at 604 D St NW.
MRS. LA VON SMITH of the Poulter Apartments spent the weekend at Graham visiting Mr. and Mrs. F. E. JONES.

Funeral services for A. T. MILNER, age 62 who died this morning at Norman from a long illness, will be held tomorrow at the chapel of Harvey Bros. Rev. J. C. VANDIVE of the Emmanuel Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be at Rose Hill. He is survived by his wife, and two sons, C. M. MILNER of Ardmore and C. L. MILNER of Davis.

While setting a new trap at the grounds of the Ardmore Gun Club Monday, MARVIN BELL of the Herd-Bailey Co. had the misfortune of a severe cut across his forehead as the result of the trap arm springing.

J. W. NEWCOMB left for Lubbock, Texas to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law, E. M.JONES of that town. Mr. Jones was formerly a well known business man of the Indian Territory, having moved from Burnet, Texas to Wynnewood in 1898, engaged in the wholesale grocery business and later moved to Oklahoma City where he organized the E. M. JONES Wholesale Saddlery Co.

Blackwell: J. K. BECK, oil field worker, en route from his home in Tonkawa, was killed last night when his motor car went over a bridge five miles south of Blackwell. He is survived by his widow.

Wednesday, June 4, 1924

To Visit After 18 Years
MRS. JOSEPH GREEN of San Francisco, California will arrive to visit her sister, MRS. JOHN TEER, 718 A St NW. This is the first visit Mrs. Green has made to Ardmore in 18 years. She, her husband and children were in San Francisco at the time of the earthquake in 1906. They came here after the earthquake to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. LEDBETTER, who have died. Mr. and Mrs. GREEN and family have spent the last 18 years in Europe and Australia.

Murray Items
MRS. ANNA K. COE and niece MISS OPAL SWEARENGEN left for Shenandoah, Ohio to visit.
F. R. COOPER and ASA COOPER with their wives left to visit in Kansas.

Dr. DOW TAYLOR of Woodford had business in Ardmore.

Thursday, June 5, 1924

Death Penalty
An investigation by a citizens committee will be made into the home life, education and character of ESTELL PERKINS and GEORGE MULLEN, facing the death penalty for the slaying of W. M. COX at Hoxbar.

Victims of environment, two youths stood before Judge W. F. FREEMAN in district court and heard the death penalty pronounce. ESTELL PERKINS and GEORGE MULLEN confessed to killing W. M. COX at Hoxbar on the night of May 25, motive robbery.

Sunday, June 8, 1924

Whiskey Made Me Do It
GEORGE MULLEN, 20 years old, charged with the slaying of W. M. COX at Hoxbar on May 25, … stated that whiskey made do it. I didn’t intend to kill that man…
Judge Freeman pronounced the death penalty for Mullen and ESTEL PERKINS for the killing of Cox.

MRS. JOHN R. DEXTER is entertaining her father, J. W. WALTERS of Wyoming, Illinois.

I.O.O.F. Memorial
A soldiers’ memorial service will be held at the Healdton I.O.O.F. hall. J. A. GILLIAM of Ardmore was asked to deliver an eulogy on the life of W.R. JONES, deceased world war soldier, son of J. L. JONES. Jones lost his life during the war.

Sulphur Items by MRS. J. F. FLOYD
ABE ROSS is recovering from his broken ankle.
MRS. J. D. RAMSEY and MRS. R. B. BEARD were in Ardmore.
MRS. D. W. WILEY, formerly of Sulphur, now of Ranger, Texas, visited the home of FRANK LEFLORE.
JACK NOWLIN announced the birth of a ten pound boy born Wednesday in Hugo where Mrs. Nowlin is with her parents.
MRS. B. F. KEITH and MRS. J. H. CASTELL were hostesses for some friends at the Keith home. Mrs. I. GIACOMNI won high score.
MRS. EMMET RITTENBERRY, son JAMES, and daughter VIRGINIA from Amarillo are visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. J.W. LAUGHLIN.
MISS ETTA NOBLE was united in marriage June 1 to A. W. LUKENS of Oklahoma City, Rev. J. TOWERY officiated. He is a contractor with the Southern Construction Co.
SCOTT GROUNDS and MISS RUTH SLOVER were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, Rev. J. W. TERRY officiated. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. GEORGE SLOVER and Mr. Grounds, formerly of Sulphur, is connected with the Ford Agency at Shawnee.
The three months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. O. F. LYONS died June 2 and was buried in the city cemetery.

Healdton by Louise Mayberry
MRS. OTHO HUTCHINGS and daughter MRS. O. D. CUMBIE of Carter Lease shopped in Ardmore.
CHESTER WOOD had a painful accident while at work as a mechanic for the Twin State Co. Wednesday. Pieces of steel entered his eye and the doctor removed five pieces. All possible is being done to save his sight.
A new son was born to Mr. and Mrs. WALK, living a half mile south of the ballpark, the first part of the week.
MISS VERLIE DRUYER of Tulsa is visiting her sister MRS. H. L. HIPP and family.
MRS. ED DUNCAN had an operation for appendicitis at Von Keller hospital.
Mrs. DAVID WHITENER of Stroud visited her sister MRS. CLAUDE ENGLAND, then returned home with her brother, ERNEST GOSSET, who has been ill.
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. CRIMM, son EDWIN, and Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE ROSS drove to Sulphur.
Mr. and Mrs. TAYLOR JONES of old Healdton are the proud parents of a new boy.
A.J. MEADOR is holding a revival at the Holiness church, three blocks north of the KUHLMAN Bakery.

Monday, June 9, 1924

TENNIE MORRIS, young Indian citizen, is in jail, charged with killing his father, COLEMAN MORRIS, near Hoxbar. He was drunk on “canned heat.”

9,000 Indians Gather at Sand Spring.. largest pow-wow of North American Redmen since 1843 will last for three days.

W. P. DAVIS, 67 years old, died this morning at his home, 314 Twelfth Ave. NW, after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at the First Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon following with interment at Rose Hill cemetery, with Rev. E. W. NAGEL officiating. Mr. Davis has lived in Carter County about 20 years, coming here from Winchester, Tennessee where he was a practicing attorney. He moved to Ardmore from Lone Grove a number of years ago. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, MRS. ELLA ANDERSON and MRS. WILL C. SCRIVNER, both of Ardmore; a son, HUBERT DAVIS of Lone Grove and one brother, P. A. DAVIS of Dexter, Texas.

Mrs. Margaret McAlpine died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. GEORGE C. ORR, 121 K ST. NW. She was born in Scotland February 17, 1853 and had lived in this country nearly all her life. She is survived by her daughter, and six sons, all of whom live at McAlester. The remains were prepared for burial by Bettes Funeral Home and were shipped to Krebs for interment.

MISS BYRD KELLY is visiting at Wynnewood.
MISS HAZEL TIPPIT is visiting friends at Norman.
Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE MILLER of Tupelo are guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. BURCH.
Mr. and Mrs. GRADY MILLER of Allen are visiting here.
MRS. MAUDE MAXWELL, who was teaching at Greenville, was here.
L.R. STEWART of Gainesville was called her by his illness of his mother, MRS. LUCY STEWART.
MRS. L. MCCRADY of Noble is the guest of her brother and family, Mr. and Mr. F. B. COVINGTON.
Mr. and Mrs. JAMES R. GAYLOR left for Wylie, Texas to attend the EPHRAIM SMITH wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. JIMMY NAIL of Ardmore are visiting her mother, MRS. ELLA GAYLOR.
MRS. E. N. BLACKBURN, secretary of the Retail Merchants’ Association at Gainesville, was the guest of MRS. EDITH CLEM.

Tuesday, June 10, 1924

AL C. BUTZOW, owner of the Ardmore Bedding Co., died today shortly after noon, as a result of a fall at Convention hall Sunday evening, and sustained a fractured skull. Kadosh services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church by members of the Scottish Rite. Funeral services will be at the residence Wednesday afternoon then the body will be sent to Chicago, Illinois for interment. He had been a resident of Ardmore for many years.

McAlester: At Krebs, the home of ED NELMS was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. All members of the family had taken refuge in a storm cellar.

Old Time Citizen
D. G. LAMB is here from St. Louis visiting old time friends and exhibiting some patents which he has. Mr. Lamb came to Ardmore in 1887 and remained ten years. He was here when he could have owned Main Street for a cow and a calf. He was with JOHN CHITWOOD, proprietor of the Alliance Store which was the second store to be built in town. Mr. Chitwood is still here and does not look more than 40 years old.
W. W. BROWN of Siloam Springs, Arkansas is visiting his stepson, W. H. ESTES. He will visit the oil fields and will probably establish his winter home here.

Baker Family Reunion
For the first time in many years, Mr. and Mrs. T. K. BAKER of 515 F St. NE had all their children at home last Sunday. The reunion was called when it was learned the oldest son, THAD, could be here from Washington. It was one of those old fashioned dinners served by Mrs. Baker and her greatest delight was to see her offspring enjoy every bit of it. After dinner, a group photograph was taken. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. GORDON VAUGHN of Durant, MISS MINNIE BAKER, THAD, WALTER of Burkburnett, Texas, KELLY, ELMER, FINIS and HUBERT.

Healdton by Louise Mayberry
The Healdton Delphian Study Club met with MRS. ELMER ALTMAN and enjoyed an interesting lesson by MRS. FRANK CORTS.
MR. and Mrs. STAYTON HAMNER entertained with bridge at their home, June 6, their 18th wedding anniversary. Attending were Messrs. and Mesdames ROMY DAVIS, TOM MOSSMAN, ELMER ALTMAN, J. C. CAMERON, ROBERT LANGSTON, C. W. HENSON, HOWARD LANGSTON, H. L. HIPP, J. R. ADCOCK, SAL CREEKMORE, VICK MARTIN, HARRY OWENS, Mrs. LAMB and Mr. WALTRIP of Wirt.
MRS. J. C. CAMPBELL of Temple visited her daughter MRS. PERCY JOENS.
MRS. J. R. ADCOCK entertained at the County Club grounds.
Mr. and Mrs. WALTER SCHOOLFY returned from visiting relatives at Muskogee and brought back their sons, JACK and TOMMY, who were living with their grandparents, attending school. They will spend the summer here. Their little son JIMMY stayed at the JOE MARTIN home while his parents were away.
Mr. and Mrs. HARRY LEE FRASIER are the proud parents of a new baby boy on June 9.

Madill News by MAUDE K. WYATT
The case of EMILY WILSON and RICHARDSON PORTER vs CHARLES and JOHN VANDERVORT for possession of 120 acres of land in this county was reversed in the supreme court last Tuesday. The case was taken on an appeal by the Vandervorts from a decision handed down by Judge GEORGE S. MARCH when he held that a will made by MINGO IMPUMNUBBEE, a full blood Mississippi Choctaw, who died near Durwood in 1910, was void and rendered judgment in favor for the Indian heirs for possession of the land.

Bartlesville: Judge H. C. FARRELL sentenced LEWIS W. WILKIE, wealthy Osage Indian, to life imprisonment for the murder of EARL BOKE, 21, at a dance southeast of Bartlesville several weeks ago.

Wednesday, June 11, 1924

Mrs. ED SANDLIN was injured when the car in which she was riding ran off a bridge and landed in a wire fence 15 feet below. It happened on the Marietta road one mile south of the Confederate Home. Encountering a car driven by C. J. BAKER, swerved to one side, cleared the bridge and landed in the fence. Mr. and Mrs. BAKER and baby, accompanied by MRS. MARGARET FOSTER, MRS. JOHN CARLOCK and MRS. ED SANDLIN were on their way to Sherman.

Summer School
The high school work is under the direction of J. H. JOHNSTON and MISS MUNICE RECE, teaching history, mathematics and history. The junior high work is supervised by MISS ELIZABETH PHILBROOK and GEORGE W. COFFMAN. The grade school work is in charge of MRS. CARRIE MORGAN and NOAH CISCO.

Pleasant Hill News
Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR JONES visited the home of GRANDMA MONEY Sunday.
Brother BYRD of New Zion filled his regular appointment here. The missionary R. C. BAKER filled the pulpit.
MRS. FANNIE DENNY of Oil City visited her mother GRANDMA MOONEY.
Mr. FOREEN and family and GRANDMA TANNER of Overbrook visited MRS. A. B. SMITH.
MISS NANNIE HICKEY of Lone Grove visited her cousin, MISS ALICE BUSSELL.
Mr. and Mrs. BUSSELL and children visited her parents at Graham.
Mr. and Mrs. JIM CARROLL of Brock visited the home of C. M. WIGGINS.

Sulphur Items by Mrs. J. F. BOYD
C. S. SMITH, agent for the Frisco, was taken to the company hospital at Sherman and was operated on for appendicitis.
MISS KATHERINE PATTON returned from Ardmore.
MRS. JOHN A. HASTE, who is attending the Normal at Ada this summer, was home for the weekend.
ARTHUR WILLIAMS, an inmate at the Soldiers Hospital, died Tuesday after a lingering illness. He was one of world war heroes. He made his home with his widowed mother in Sulphur. Funeral services were held at the Calvary Baptist Church Tuesday and laid to rest in the city cemetery. The Odd Fellows and American Legion had charge of the service.

GEORGE TARTER Jr. is slowly recovering from measles at his home, 1023 West Main.

Thursday, June 12, 1924

Purcell: CLAUDE LEE, alleged to have participated in the robbery yesterday at the First State Bank at Washington, was killed and his companion, GUY WILKERSON, also charged with the robbery, was captured by officers in a gun fight in a grove near Blanchard. The fight followed a chase that led to the grove. As officers OSCAR W. MORGAN and JAMES WILLIAMS, came on the alleged robbers, they opened fire. Morgan was shot in the leg, he then shot and killed Lee and Wilkerson surrendered. It is believed that the loot had been buried some place near the capture.

Ardmore Youth Died
NORVAL DANIEL died yesterday afternoon at a local hospital following an operation for appendicitis. He had been ill since Sunday. Funeral services will be Friday afternoon at the chapel of Harvey Bros. Rev. J. F. YOUNG will officiated with burial at Rose Hill cemetery. Mr. Daniel was 17 years old, employed at West Scott City when he became ill. Surviving him are his parents; three sisters MRS. JESSIE GREER of Denison, Texas, MRS. LELA HALDEN of Austin, Texas, MRS. PERRY LEE CANDERLORA of New Orleans; five brothers, W. C. of Carter, BRYANT of Dillard, IRA and CLAUDE of Ardmore.

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. BURNITT MISS MYNAH BLOIS and W. T. STRANGE returned from a visit with friends at Honey Grove, Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE HARRIS of 216 Tenth Ave NE report the birth of a fine boy.

Little Items of Interest
MRS. HAWTHORNE HOWARD and children and MRS. J. W. GRAY and RMS. J. J. HOWARD of Marietta transacted business here.
W.E. LANFORD of the firm WESTHEIMER & DAUBE has been ill.
HENRY BAUM had business at Dallas.
MRS. B. A. SIMPSON, who visited relatives at Atlanta, Georgia, left for New York to sail for a tour of Europe. She will be accompanied by MRS. MANTON JONES of St. Louis.
Mr. and Mrs. OSCAR H. SHUMATE of 125 A St. NW are visiting relatives at Wichita Falls.
ARNOLD ANDERSON of the bookkeeping department of the firm Westheimer &Daube is visiting friends at Bowie, Texas. He was accompanied by his daughter RUTH and son WOODROW.
MRS. VIRGIL CRUCE of Tucson, Arizona is visiting Mr. and Mrs. LAWRENCE CRUCE, 203 C St.
MRS. CHARLES GARRISON and little daughter CHARLINE of Wilson visited here.
MRS. C. A. GREEN of Shreveport, La., arrived to visit her mother, MRS. T. L. SMITH, 505 B St NW.
MISS KATHERINE IKARD of Chickasha, who visited her sister MRS. LYNN BOYD at Wilson.
MRS. R. L. GUNN and daughter MISS NETTYE GUNN of 908 C St NW and MISS ALPHA BELL CLARK left for Boulder, Colorado to spend the summer. Miss Gunn and Miss Clark will attend the university while in Colorado.
MRS. HILL WALLING of Wilson had business here.
Mr. and Mrs. FRANK CARDWLL, 1205 West Main, left for Dallas to visit the home of MRS. HERBERT WOLVERTON and MRS. HILLORY PITTS.
HERBERT FOWLER of the Ardmore Statesman is visiting his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. SLOANE at Amarillo, Texas.
MISS RUTH WALKER of Tishomingo visited the home of MISS NEVA MARSHALL, 718 A St NW.
MRS. LYNN EGGLESTON and children, MARTHA JANE and JACK, 119 North Washington, went to Anaheim, California to visit the home of her sister, MRS. HERBERT ARCHIBALD.
MISS RUBY FAULKNER, 709 A St. NW left for California to spend the summer. She will visit relatives at Belleview, Texas then make the trip by auto to California.
D. A. COROCRAN left on business at Chicago.
MISS ALICE APPLE of Durant was here en route to attend the university at Boulder, Colorado.
ERNEST LYKINS left to spend the summer at Denver, Colorado.


Friday, June 13, 1924

Dies at Confederate Home
MRS. M. E. COLLUM died yesterday at the Confederate Home following an illness of several months. Funeral service was held today at Sulphur, arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. Mrs. Collum was born in Alabama in 1853 and has resided at the Home for the past 14 months. No relatives survive her.

Healdton by Louise Mayberry
A 12 year old son of Mr. CHENEY living near Woodworth, while taking a late swim in a pool near his home, struck his head against a stump. Dr. Baker took several stitches.
A fine ten pound boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. HERMAN J. IMEL near Wirt June 11.
MISSES ANNIE and ERMA LOONEY returned from visiting relatives at Chickasha.
The little daughter of GEORGE SIMS is ill from swallowing plum seeds.
M. O. BLUE, driller for the Twin State Oil Co., was badly burned on his right arm and hand while dressing a bit at the forge when the gas exploded, catching his arm in the flames.

In Our Own Home Town
MRS. CLAY L. COX and two sons of Dallas arrived to visit the home of her sister, MRS. JOHN TEER, 710 A St NW, and at the home of her brother, GUY LEDBETTER. Their sister, MRS. JOSEPH GREENE of San Francisco is also at the Teer home. This is the first time the sisters have been together in 18 years.
MRS. JOHN MARTIN HERROLD and children of Tulsa are visiting the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. WHITEHURST, who reside north of town.
MRS. HOWELL T. HUNT and children IRENE and JAMES, 709 McLish, are visiting her parents at Ashtown, Arkansas.
JAMES COGGIN of Berwyn was here en route to visit relatives at Chattanooga, Tenn.
MISS JOSEPHINE BALSER of Wilson was here en route to Kane, Penn.
HUGH LEDBETTER left on business at Oklahoma City.
ROY JOHNSON and son OTEY left to spend the summer in California and visit Colorado on the way. They were accompanied by MRS. LUTE JOHNSON.
MISS ELINOR MCPHEETERS went to Edmond then on to Chicago to attend the university. She is head of the domestic science department of the Ardmore high school.

Sunday, June 15, 1924

Funeral services for J. LES HOLLEY of Provence were held at the Provence cemetery Friday afternoon and were well attended. Members of the American Legion had charge of arrangements, Holley having been a member of the GEORGE R. ANDERSON Post. Holley was accidentally killed when a shotgun went off while he with his two brothers was fishing near their farm at Anadarko last week. The shotgun had been leaned against a barb wire fence and was being pulled through the fence when the hammer hung on a wire and was snapped. He is survived by one sister MRS. IDA STRACHLEY of Ardmore and four brothers, HERMAN and LEONARD of Anadarko, J. V of Provence and J. E of Ardmore.

Dr. and Mrs. JAMES HARLOW of Winfield, Missouri are here on their regular biennial visit to see their sons who reside in Oklahoma. The sons are VICTOR, REX, and J. C. who reside in Oklahoma City and Dr. E. HARLOW of Ardmore. Dr. Harlow is almost 90 years old and his wife is a few years his junior.

Baby Died
LUCILLE KIRKPATRICK, 6 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. KIRKPATRICK of Healdton, died Friday evening in a local hospital after inhaling some talcum powder late Thursday afternoon. The baby was playing with the box of talcum powder when she drew a quantity into her lungs. She was rushed to the Ardmore hospital where all efforts to save her life proved futile.

Healdton by Louise Mayberry
MISS BERNICE MURPHY is taking a vacation from her work as stenographer in her brother’s office and is visiting her parents in Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. HENSON left for Galveston. Their little daughter VIVIAN will visit with her mother’s aunt, MRS. J. A. LA REAU at Pauls Valley.
LEON AVENT entertained ten of his chums in honor of his 10th birthday.
MRS. W. B. HUMPHREYS sold her household furniture to MRS. DEAN from the Gates lease. Mrs. Dean recently purchased the building which Mrs. Humphreys had leased the past year as her apartment. Mr. and Mrs. Humphreys rented an apartment where they will live for a short time. Mrs. Humphreys is visiting relatives at Wynnewood.
Mr. and Mrs. ANDREW SIMMS and daughter IVA are visiting in west Oklahoma.
MRS. H. L. HIPP and little son JACK went to Tulsa, returning with her mother MRS. A. A. WARREN who visited here.
Rev. MOSS WEAVER drove to El Reno to visit his two daughters and their families.
Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE REED and three children moved to west Texas.
MRS. S. C. FUGATE entertained the older division of the Methodist Junior League.

J.T. LIVELY of 311 F St. NW, seriously ill, was carried from his house which was burning early Saturday morning.

Paul Michael Candidate
PAUL MICHAEL is a democratic candidate for county superintendent…His grandparents were teachers; his father ROBERT MICHAEL has been a teacher for many years in the county. His two grandfathers were at Gettysburg under General Lee and his father, who was but a lad, served one year in the Confederate Army…. He bought a house near Lone Grove where he will live if elected. He has taught in the county every year except for one term as a teacher of psychology at Southeastern Normal at Durant. He just closed his fourth year teaching at Blue Ribbon.

Another Youngster
HERBERT EASLEY, a boy still in his teens who just finished high school at Mesa, Arizona, is here to spend the summer with his uncle, JOHN F. EASLEY, and to work on the Ardmoreite during his vacation. He will begin Monday morning and last all summer. He was yell leader for his class; he was in almost all school activities and took part in the B.Y.P.U. work.

VIRGIL LANDRUM, son of the late W. E. LANDRUM, is a candidate as constable for the Ardmore township. He has lived all his live in and around Ardmore.

Mr. and Mrs. INGRAM HENRY, 1136 West Broadway, left for Wichita Falls where her brother, MAURICE MORTON, is in critical condition following an appendicitis operation. Hs parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. V. MORTON, have been with him since the operation.

R. F. JORDAN, who lived here many years, now at Ranger, Texas, is visiting friends here, then will leave for Lubbock, Texas to spend the summer.

For sale, half interest in over 1000 acre proven oil lease, shallow field in Eddy County, New Mexico. MRS. W. E MARTIN, pone 1639.

Big juicy home grown watermelons will be late this year, according to FRANK BUNDY, Ardmore truck grower. Mr. Bundy says spring was cold and heavy rains delayed the plants so the plants are about two weeks behind.

Humbug Circus Proves Success
Second presentation of the Humbug Circus sponsored by members of the Brown’s Busy Bees class of the First Baptist Church last evening was a financial success…GLEN CORNWELL, president of the Busy Bees, and R. F. MCCRORY were responsible for the success.

Little Items of Interest
FRANCIS F. LEWIS of Healdton is spending the weekend at the home of his sisters MISSES RUBY and ALICE LEWIS, 335 E St. NE.
MRS. R. B. HILL of 407 F St. SW, returned from visiting her daughter MRS. BROOKS HAYNIE at Fort Worth.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. HUBER of Ada arrived to visit her sister MRS. S. F.PITTMAN, 720 C St. NW.
RALPH RIEGELMAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. RIEGELMAN, 1004 McLish, left to spend the summer with his grandmother, MRS. E. RIEGELMAN at Des Moines, Iowa.
MISSES EMPO and BENNIE HERNY of Sulphur visited their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. J. C WHITEHURST, 523 D St. NW.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E MCINTIRE, 216 C St. NW, moved to Norman where he will be manager of the Tyler-Simpson Wholesale Groc. Co. there.
MRS. TOM OLSON of Graham had business here.
Mr. and Mrs. FRED CUSTERS and family were in Ardmore en route home to Bowie, Texas. They were guests of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. GIBBON, 318 D St NW.
MRS. J. D. HENRY and daughter KATHLEEN of Dexter, Texas are visiting the home of MRS. J. M. PURVINE, 716 A St. NE.
Mr. and Mrs. VERN MURRAY of Denison, Texas are visiting the home of MRS. FRANK JORDAN, 297 Second Ave. NW.
GORDON MCLENDON of Wilson was in town.
MISS MAE HOWTAN left for Gainesville to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. HOWTAN.
MRS. FRANK WOLVERTON, 518 Second Ave. NW, returned from visiting her sisters at Fort Worth.
S. D. NORRIS, special Fordson Tractor rep. from Oklahoma City, was in town.
MRS. R. R. HEATH and mother MRS. J. E. MCCLUNG, 1311 Stanley, are visiting Mrs. McLung’s daughter at El Reno.
MRS. J. D. LAWHORN, MRS. W. C. RUSHA and MRS. EMMA BLOOM of Hugo were here visiting MRS. ELLA GRUBBS at the Y.M.C.A. rooms.
F. R. HILL, special truck agent for the Ford Motor Co. of Oklahoma City, was here on business.
MRS. C.C. HARDY and MRS. VAN IRWIN of Berwyn were in town.
Mr. and Mrs. SOL M. LOWENSTEIN and children returned from Kansas City.
Mr. and Mrs. FRED WALLIS of Oklahoma City visited their uncle, I. R. MASON, and family 10 Second Ave. NW. Mr. and Mrs. Wallis are on their way to Old Mexico where he will superintend a silver mine. They will reside at Villa Dome, Mexico.
Dr. C. C. WEITH of the First Presbyterian Church attended the synod meeting at Tulsa.
DAN R. GROTH of Oklahoma City, traveling rep. of the Buick Motor Co., visited the GUY HARRIS Motor Co.
MRS. ED F. MILLER, 605 North Washington, has as her guests, MRS. G. F. HALEY of Fort Worth and MRS. W. B. KINNEY of Gainesville.
MRS. J. C. ANDERSON, 514 A St. NW, will spend a month with her daughter at Dallas.
MRS. RUDOPH HEDRICK(?) of St. Louis, Mo, is visiting the home of her mother, MRS. EFFIE WILKES, 323 C St. NW.
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. CARR of the King-Carr Motors will motor to Ohio.
DAVE BOOKER is ill at his home, Twelfth and Wolverton.
Dr. A. G. COWLES of the Hardy Sanitarium attended the American College of Surgeons at Chicago.
VOGT WILLIAMS, factor rep. of the Overland Motor Co., was here on business with the King-Carr Motors.
MRS. C. M. RAY and daughter JUANITA left for Denton, Texas to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. COLEMAN.
H. H. JOHNSON of the local Ford Agency had an appendicitis operation.

L. E. LONGINO, R. A. HURLEY and JOE MAY will be delegates to the Firemen’s Convention at Sulphur. W. J. TIPPETT, local chief, with JOHN W. HESTER and R. B. CRUDUP, constitutes the tournament committee, has entered three of the local crew, HURLEY, JOHN MOORE and FRANK RANDOLPH, in the ladder climbing and foot racing contests.

At the annual meeting of the Chickasaw Pioneers Association to be held soon in Dillard Park near Ringling, the membership will probably asked to endorse a proposal of highway enthusiasts to rename a section of what is known as the Chisholm Trail and call it the EMERSON HOUGH Trail, to honor the author of great western stories of history background…

VICTOR WILLIAMS of the Tyler-Simpson Co. caught a big bass that weighed 5 ½ pounds and measured 24 ½ inches in length at the Chickasaw Lake. Mrs. Williams also caught a four pounder and a three pounder. Mr. and Mrs. VICTOR WILLIAMS have as guests Mr. and Mrs. HENRY PENNINGTON of Wynnewood.

Mr. and Mrs. FRANK GATES are visiting in the east where their daughter MISS NORMA GATES is in school.

Grip Strings
GRADY NICHOLSON of the Tyler-Simpson Co. is supporting the U.C.T. emblem of which he is proud.
R. E. PHILLIPS, our own UNCLE BOB, has retired from the mercantile business.
The traveling Ardmoreite congratulates their fellow member, WALTER S. THOMPSON, on his successes in landing Ardmore in the Western Association.
CLYMER WILLIAMS of the Traveling Ardmoreites, a resident her for several years, but now at Birmingham, Alabama, visited here.
CLARENCE ATKINS of the New State Hardware Co. is in his praise for Ardmore securing the 1924 U.C.T convention.
J. R. ADCOCK of Healdton and member of the Ardmore Council was on our streets.
ROY SHORES, veteran U.C.T. was on the shores of the Chickasaw Lake.
The Traveling Ardmoreites are grateful to S. M. MCDANIEL and his board of directors of the Chickasaw Lake for their lending of the lake grounds for their picnic last evening.
P. M. BRIGANCE states that the ladies of the U.C.T. members will lend their best efforts to make this year the best in the history of the Ardmore Council.
ROBERT C. FERGUSON moved from Ardmore to Amarillo, Texas where he is with a wholesale firm.
MARVIN C. JONES transferred his membership in the Yellowstone, Montana Council to Ardmore Council and resides at 611 Second Ave. NW.
B. C. LOUGHRIDGE of Wilson, who has been a traveling Ardmoreite for years, was in town.
W. C. DEWITT, president of DeWitt Co. here with his son, is calling on merchants and jobbers.
ROBERT LEVY, president of the Southwest Pain Co. of Ardmore, reports that the factory club bunch who attended the meetings at Davis and Wynnewood have a flattering report about the merchants here.
GEORGE STOWE of this city is now a city salesman for Turner-Ardmore Co.
JAEMS W. POWLEDGE of Armour & Co., CHARELS E. RADER, I. R. EDMONDS, and G. M. MAXEY have received membership into the United Commercial Travelers since last report and are now full fledged members of the U.C.T. and Traveling Ardmoreites.

MRS. M. A. BURTER, who visited her daughter MRS. W. H. ELLISON at 30 North Washington, left for her home at Winfield, Kansas.

Sulphur Items by MRS. J. F. FORD
The following Deaf School teachers left for their homes: MISS TAYLOR at Mexico, Missouri; MISS PEARSON at Marshall, Oklahoma; SUE CHRISTIAN at Fulton, Missouri.
MRS. LOUISE AUSTIN of Paducah, Kentucky moved to Sulphur.
MRS. D. E. COLLINS left for Boulder, Colorado for the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. GOFFE and Mr. and Mrs. W. D. BIGGERSTAFF attended the Shriners convention at Kansas City.
W. J. BLATTNER Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. BLATTNER of the Deaf school, completed his M.A. degree at the University of Washington and returned home.
Fire chief T. B. CRUDSUP announced everything in readiness for the Firemen’s Convention for 600 firemen.
JOHN TOWNSLEY, one of the proprietors of the Vandome Plunge met with a painful accident.
The advance guard of the Klan day celebration will begin to arrive Sunday, June 15. An all Klan band from Ada will give a concert.
W. B. GILL and family were on Mill Creek fishing.
LEE SEETON and MISS GERTRUDE MAKEMSON were united in marriage Thursday with Rev. S. C. ROGERS officiating. Mr. Seeton is with the SHACKELFORD-SEETON Drug Co. and she taught at the Deaf School.
Word was received that C. S. SMITH, the Frisco agent who an operation at the company hospital at Sherman, Texas, is doing nicely.

Monday, June 16, 1924

Golf Tournament for state amateur championship at Dornick Hills Country Club.

J. W. BROOKS, pioneer resident of southern Oklahoma, died at Hardy sanitarium Sunday morning, succumbing to an attack of ptomaine poisoning he developed originally at Nocona, Texas in 1916. It was his third attack which he suffered.

Funeral services will be at the home of the deceased, 714 E St NW, this afternoon with Rev. R L. DAVIDSON officiating. Interment will be made in the Rose Hill Cemetery. He is survived by his stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. DRURY of Graham; his widow and two children, MRS. ALMA WEAVER of El Reno and FLOYD BROOKS, 24, of Ardmore; two brothers, J. C. BROOKS of Graham and R. M. BROOKS of Comanche; three sisters MRS. SALLIE HADDOCK of Hastings, MRS. JIM JACKSON of Duncan and MRS. J. W. CANNON of Graham.

Mr. Brooks was born in Cooke County, Texas March 26, 1876. He came to Indian Territory in 1889 with his parents who settled at Graham. There he engaged in farming and mercantile business and still later became interested in oil properties and ventures. He married in 1897 to MISS GENEVA BURROW.

The Ardmore I.O.O.F of which he was a member will have charge of the services.

A.S. BURNEY, employed with S. WESTHEIMER Co., is on vacation.
SHAWNEE BROWN of Durant spent the weekend with his family.
MAX GARDNER of the Slick Oil Co. of Oklahoma City visited his parents, Dr. and Mrs. B. S GARDNER.
MISS DAPHEEN EASTERWOOD, assistant county clerk, visited relatives at Ardmore.
MRS. J.T. HALL and children left for Kansas City to visit her mother.

U. S. REXROAT, orator of the Ardmore Factory Club, independent oil producer and candidate for state senate, will leave for Louisville, Kentucky.

Little Items of Interest
JOHN Q. ADAMS left to visit his sister MRS. ANNA MILLER at Cleo Springs, Oklahoma.
MISS GRACE SCIVALLY arrived from Tulsa to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT F. SCIVALLY, 319 North Washington. She is connected with the Roxanna Petroleum Co. of Tulsa. MRS. LIDA WELCH accompanied her home.
LEONARD E. BELDING attended the state convention of Christian Endeavor at Tulsa.
MISS ELIZABETH ABERNATHY, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. Q. ABERNATHY, 817 Bixby, returned from visiting her aunt, MRS. W. G. SMITH at Tulsa. While there, she attended the Christian Endeavor convention.
MRS. D. S. THOMPSON returned to Dallas after two months with her daughter, MRS. J. M. KILIAN, 602 McLish.

MRS. FRED ROBBINS and little daughter of Colton, California were guests of MRS. FRANK SHERWOOD.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. GIBBON and son and MISS ELLEN DICKSON motored to Paris, Texas to visit relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. HOMER HINKLE AND FAMILY, Mr. and Mrs. ERNEST WILLIAMS and family, Mr. and Mrs. RAY PRESSIER, Mr. and Mrs. STANLEY BROWN, MISS GRACE SCIVALLY, and HENRY ARMSTED CHERRY were among the Ardmore visitors at Sulphur.
MISS GLENN MCGAHEY of Bogolusa, Louisiana, and MACK and MAURICE MILLS of Palestine, Illinois were guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. ADAMS, 322 Bixby.
Mr. and Mrs. M. A. BRYAN, 310 Third Ave NW, returned from vacation in the East, including Pennsylvania.

MISS GOLDIE BELL, who for the past six weeks has been here with the Ringling RR, left for Chicago where she will engage in business. On her way, she will visit at Edmond, accompanied by MISS RUTH CROUCH whose home is in Kansas City.

Monday-Womack Wedding
MISS MAUD WOMACK, daughter of MRS. LILLIAN WOMACK of Ardmore, was married Saturday, June 14, to J. H. MONDAY at the home of W. G. BARNETT at Durant. The ceremony was said by Rev. EOBERT A. SHELL of the Christian Church. After a honeymoon through northern Arkansas, she will continue her work at summer Normal at Durant, then when school opens, they will reside at 312 Burch Street. She taught in the Ardmore school the past term and will teach this fall.

Tuesday, June 17, 1924

Bristow: MARIE WILLIAMS, age 1, and ALFRED WILLIAMS, age 3, were found drowned in a lake near here. MRS. J. W. WILLIAMS, their mother, was rescued from the lake by an unidentified man and she told the police that she tossed the babies to their death. LEE CONNER, 35, oil field worker, died of a bullet head in his head. Mrs. Conner told police that her husband committed suicide because a “love” foil. Conner took his life because of jealousy. A message was found in the Williams home stating that the bodies of Mrs. Williams and her children would be found in the lake. A third Williams child told police she stood on the bank and watched her mother jump in with Marie in her arms. Williams is a railroad worker here.

Fort Worth: Officers in all surrounding counties were watching autos in an effort to arrest two youths, who late yesterday are said to have shot to death JOE MROGAN, deputy sheriff of Muskogee, Oklahoma. The shooting occurred near the western edge of Tarrant County as the officer and a companion were returning the youths to Muskogee where they were accused of stealing an auto. The second officer, JOHN BARGER, also of Muskogee, was found shackled to a tree where fishermen found them last night. Morgan’s body will be returned to Muskogee.

Inmate at Vets Home
MRS. C. L. CLARK died this morning at the Confederate Home following a long illness. Funeral services will be held at the Home chapel this afternoon. Rev. GEORGE W. LEWIS, supt. of the Home, will officiate. Burial will be at Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. Mrs. Clark was born in Alabama just 66 years ago today. She had been an invalid for the past eight years and had not been to leave her bed at the Home during this time. Surviving her is one brother at Clinton, Oklahoma and several nieces who reside at Duncan.

W. E. SPENCER, 402 D St. NW, well known Ardmore citizen who operates a shoe repair shop at 6 B St., had the misfortune to fall down the steps of the City State Bank Monday and sustained a broken leg. His many friends express sympathy for his misfortune. He is a hard working citizen and can ill afford to lose the time entailed by such accident. However, he bears his burden smilingly.. he will get along. Oh, yes, the limb fractured was the one ‘UNCLE BILL” unstraps each night just before retiring.

Healdton by Louise Mayberry
MRS. ELMO STONE and children left to visit relatives in Missouri. Dr. Stone will join them later.
MISS PAULINE WATTS of Oklahoma City visited her grandmother MRS. BRADLEY.
MRS. ROY DUNCAN is visiting her parents at Marlow.
Mr. and Mrs. ERNEST WOOD and children and her mother, MRS. LIDDELL, drove to Marlow.
MRS. G. W WEAVER is visiting her daughter in Arkansas.
Mr. and Mrs. T. P. MCCANNE are enjoying an auto trip and will also visit their oldest daughter at Pawhuska.
CHESTER WOOD, who has been in a hospital in Ardmore for his injured eye, was taken to a specialist in Oklahoma City.
MRS. J. C. CAMBPELL of Temple is taking care of her daughter, MRS. PERCY JONES, in the Jones home.
The building on C St. where RAY PENCE formerly had his garage and auto service is being torn down. Mr. Pence has been in the old skating rink for some time continuing his auto work.
MRS. L.C. GIDDENS is enjoying a visit from her sister MRS. DON RUSSELL of Tonkawa.
MRS. MARY CARPENTER of Mexia, Texas is visiting her mother, MRS. COOK.
Messrs. and Mesdames EUGENE WHITE, FRED LOVE and MRS. LARRY BOGGS are enjoying a fishing trip to the Kiamichi Mountains. They went first to Whitesboro, Texas where they joined a party of friends.
AUSTIN SHAVER is taking a vacation from his work with the Texas Oil Co. and FRED MCCANNE is substituting for him.
Prof. and Mrs. E. H. BLACK came in from Durant where they are both teaching college work which is a promotion from high school work of last term. They with Mr. and Mrs. E. E. AVENT enjoyed a picnic before returning to Durant.

MRS. ELMER MAYFIELD of 602 G St. SE, accompanied by MRS. MAY BOYER, JOSEPHINE COFFMAN, MARY BREEDLOVE, and BEULAH CISCO, motored to Waco, Texas to place her two nieces, MISSES ANNA CAREY and PATSY CARREY in Baylor University during the summer term.
GUY HARRIS of the local Buick Agency had business at Pauls Valley.
MISS SUSIE MARX returned from Tulsa where she attended the university. She will spend the summer with her parents at 121 Seventh Ave. NW.
J. T. BACHTEL of El Dorado, Arkansas is here visiting.
MRS. S. B. BRADFORD is very ill at the home of her daughter MRS. HUGH D. HARDIE, 811 C St. NW.
G. O. ALEXANDER left on business at Wichita, Kansas.
Mr. and Mrs. OSCAR SHUMATE, 125 A St. NW, returned from Wichita Falls.
MRS. E. D. SLOUGH and family visited at Cooper, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. SESSIONS and little daughter LA VERDA returned from Tipton, Texas where Mrs. Sessions and La Verda visited her parents.
ROSS ROCKETT of Wilburton arrived to visit MRS. L. H. ROCKETT, 630 McLish SW.
Mr. and Mrs. U. N. BERGGREN and family of Concordia, Kansas are visiting the home of Mr. and Mrs. WILL BAILEY, 718 A St NW. Mrs. Berggren is a sister of Mr. Bailey.

Wednesday, June 18, 1924

M. R. RUSSELL, farmer living east of town, was arrested Tuesday with LEE BARKSDALE, GEORGE GRAHAM, and JESSE FORGAN, a negro. They are charged with making whiskey illegally. A big still was captured by the sheriff’s force. Russell is one of the consistent alleged violators of the prohibition act in this county. He has been arrested many times but always manages to get back in the game.

MISS JOYCE HOPPER was drowned in the North End Lake in Oklahoma City this morning. She is a sister of MRS. CHARLES B. FARISS, 1519 Stanley. Mr. and Mrs. Fariss and daughter ESTELLE left for Oklahoma City. Miss Hopper had visited Ardmore and had many friends here.

J. P. GODWIN, 207 Thirteenth Ave. NW, received through the mails today, 200 Silver Lace Wyandottes from a Michigan poultry farm. He ordered the chicks to be shipped the first of the month but it was delayed. Godwin works with TOM ECHOLS in the tire business and makes Silver Lace Wyandotte chickens his hobby.

City and county officers raided a poker party in NE Ardmore late Tuesday and took into custody, ELMER WILLIAMS and HARVEY GILES, both white, and 12 negroes. The party was in a house near Eleventh Ave. and N. ST. NE.
BAY PRUITT, who lives four miles east of town, has 25 stands of bees and reports they are doing nicely. It is his opinion that bees after July 1 have a hard time making comb and after August 1, they cannot make comb and should not be captured after July 1. This is a natural bee country, he says. Arbuckle Mountains have many bees and he captured eight stands within a quarter mile.

Motor Transport Co. No. 180 had its first drill in uniform under the command of W. E. LUCAS, second lieut., and W. K.JORDAN, first sergeant.
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. WATKINS have gone to Sioux City, Iowa to visit her parents and many friends. Mr. Watkins will return after a month and she will stay all summer. Mr. and Mrs. NEIL DIXON, who have been visiting them some time, went with them.
ARTHUR WEAVER is taking vacation from his work with the Healdton Motor Co. and with his family, is enjoying a trip through Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. LEVERING are on vacation at Burlington, Kansas.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN W. GOLDEN are the proud parents of a ten pound boy who arrived in their home, Friday, June 13.
A baby boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. LOE GROWBOSKA in the Magnolia last week.
A dainty little daughter arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN GORDON north of town, Saturday, June 14.
Dr. BARKER reports a sick child in the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. FOWLER in Section 15.
The small son of C. R. FLETCHER in Wirt is very ill.
The little child of RMS. WILL COOLEY had a serious accident Saturday when she was accidentally struck in the face. Mrs. Cooley was using the axe in preparing wood to burn and the child came up behind her and received a blow on the face, requiring stitches.
MRS. J. R. ALLEN and two children visited her parents at Dallas.
The baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. ROY HOLDER has been sick.
MRS. VICKERS of Oklahoma City visited her daughter MRS. JOE MARTIN.

Wolverine Employee Dies
D. C. MITCHELL, 56, yard man with the Wolverine Oil Co. at Dillard, died suddenly at his home Tuesday morning following a heart attack. Funeral services are being held this afternoon and interment at Hewitt cemetery. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, MRS. GEORGE COLEMAN of Davis and MRS. T. P BUTTS of Dillard, and one son, ROY MITCHELL of Archer City. Mitchell had been employed by Wolverine Co. for the past four years.

TOM ZELLAIS, who was a lieutenant on the ill fated Mississippi and who lost his life when a gun exploded prematurely on that ship last week, was a cousin of BEN MOBLEY of Ardmore. Zellais had only recently been graduated from Annapolis. He was reared at Grantville, Georgia. Mobley did not know of his cousin’s death until he saw an account of his death in the Ardmoreite last night.

MISS LURLINE HARRIS returned from visiting friends in Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. JACK HOLMES and little son TEXAS have moved here. He is employed with Santa Fe and has the third trick operating position here.
MRS. S. LEVINE and family motored to Sulphur.
JIM TIPPITT and E. O. MONCRIEF left for Arkansas where they will be with the Bradley Knitting Co. for two weeks.
MISS CECIL BOYD accepted a position with the HENRY BAUM Co. at Ardmore.
MRS. BYRON PUHG and little son of Bristow visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. B. ASKEW.
MRS. CLOTILDE HAYNES of the Haynes Abstract Co. and MRS. NETTIE TIBBS with Westheimer & Co. are on vacation, visiting relatives at Mineral Wells, Texas.
DEWEY HILL accepted the position vacated by MISS GLADYS SNODGRASS as deputy court clerk.
BYRD KELLY and mother moved to Ardmore.
ROBERT KELLER of Dallas is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. KLLER.
W. B. JORDAN and family returned from Price’s Falls where they had a pleasant outing.
R. L. GILL left for Alva after visiting his sister MRS. J.A WHITE and family.
AMIL FROSSARD motored to visit his mother at Sulphur.
A.P. BALTHROP left to Galveston to attend the insurance agency convention.
MISS MARGARET RICE of Tulsa is the guest of her sister MRS. JIM NORTHCUTT and family.
MRS. HYNES DUKE and children of Wilson are guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. DAVIS.

Thursday, June 19, 1924

MRS. MARY MATHEWS of Love County died early this morning at a local sanitarium following an operation yesterday. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at Wilson. The body is at Harvey Brothers Funeral Home. Surviving Mrs. Mathews are her husband, F. J. MATHEWS; two sisters MRS. MANDY DAME of Fort Worth, MRS. MABLE LUNFORD of Grand Saline, Texas; three brothers, JIM, ED, and CHARLES HOGUE of Grand Saline.

Word received yesterday from PAUL POLK, LEE WEBB and KENNETH LIVINGSTON who are at Halsington, Kansas where hey are at work and everything is fine and they asked the Ardmoreite to be sent to them.

MRS. J. R BRADY and mother MRS. J. J. EAVES of Poolville motored to Snyder, Texas where a family reunion of the brothers and sisters of Mrs. Eaves will be held. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. W. Y. CHITWOOD and ELLIS CHITWOOD of Casper, Wyoming.

MRS. REBECCA GARDENHIRE, 1108 West Broadway, left for Prescott, Arizona to visit then spend the summer in the Ozarks.

Mr. and Mrs. L. T. LOVE and daughter REBECCA and Mr. and Mrs. T. A. THURMOND will leave for New York City to embark on a Midnight Sun Cruise; they will be away two months.

Blacks Celebrate “Juneteenth” Day
Emancipation day and every negro citizen in the county, who could possibly do so was attending the big picnic on Caddo Creek near Berwyn, and another held at the Berwyn consolidated school where all the candidates in the county were busy passing out cars and soliciting the colored vote.

Healdton by Louise Mayberry
Mr. and Mrs. WIDENER and her sister MISS EDNA WARD are in Dodge City, Kansas where they were called by the death of their brother, WILLIAM WARD, one of the 42 men killed in the explosion on the Battleship Mississippi.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. RIMBEY and daughter LORAINE enjoyed a pleasant visit with her parents, Mr. and Mr. W. F FARIAR in Guthrie. They also visited the family of ED TERRELL, formerly of Healdton.
The Ladies Union of the Christian Church met with MRS. KINNEY on the Lawrence Lease.
MRS. R. W. BARNETT is visiting her husband’s parents at Waxahachie, Texas.
LEO HEIGLE visited his mother and his daughters at Norman.
The six months baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. ROY HOLDER is ill with whooping cough.
The Woman’s Missionary Society met in the home of Mrs. MOSS WEAVER.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. HARDING and Misses ANNIE and ERMA LOONEY were at Sulphur.
FRANK WHITE has been placed at the head of BLACK-SIVELLS & BRISON Tank Works and is moving his family here. They were in Amarillo, Texas a short time ago and their Healdton friends are glad to see them back.

New Firm
A new partnership was formed with GEORGE A. AHERN, KIRBY FITZPATRICK of Ardmore and J. W. MURPHY of Healdton.

Pioneer Woman Hears Last Call
MRS. MARY SCHERMERHORN is dead in McAlester according to news sent from that city. She was the widow of Rev. SCHERMERHORN and the mother of J. B. SCHERMERHORN of Chicago. She was bon in Watertown, New York March 9, 1839. On June 18, 1862, she married H. R. SCHERMERHORN who was then a Presbyterian missionary among the Choctaw Indians. She joined her husband in his work and became matron of Spencer Academy where he was superintendent.

The Choctaws adopted Rev. Schermerhorn, conferring upon him the right to take allotment of land. The MCCLURE farm and Schermerhorn leases were part of this allotment. These lands were located in the productive part of the Healdton oil field. It is probable the lease has given $30,000,000 in oil. J. B. Schermerhorn had the land in his name and he took care of it and invested in farms and in sheep ranches in the north, but the little woman who struggled here in the pioneer days of Indian Territory had every comfort that money could buy in her declining years. She was a woman who knew hardship. She was among the tribes when there were no railways.

Little Items of Interest
MRS. L. C. HERNDON, associate ticket agent for the Santa Fe and Rock Island station, is taking a leave from office duties and S. E. COLE, relief agent from Dallas, is here in her place.
MRS. A. Z. HARRIS, 702 Second Ave. NW, left on a motor trip east.
MRS. EDNA WASHINGTON and MRS. T. A. RANDOLPH of Marietta visited friends here.
MRS. MARTIN LOCKE and MRS. JOE HAYES of Haileyville visited the home of MRS. C. E. GOOLD, 5 91 Twelfth Ave NW.
GERSTER and MART BROWN are at Enid on their way to the Kansas harvest fields.
MISS MARY MEREDITH of Muskogee is visiting the home of Misses GLADYS and EARNESTINE GUILLOT, 1405 Bixby.
Mr. and Mrs. T. R. KYLE, 925 Third Ave NE, announce the birth of a son yesterday morning.
MRS. T. Y. MORGAN, 29D St. SW, is ill.
HOYLE CARLOCK, son of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN CARLOCK, 219 First Ave. SW, returned from a visit at Paris, Texas.
FRED HARRIS of 702 Second Ave. NW left to visit his sister MRS. CHARLES TEMPLE at Oklahoma City.
MISS FRANCES ROSE of Marietta is in town.
Mr. and Mrs. DON LACY, 613 Third Ave SW, left to spend the summer in Colorado.
MISS MARGARET RICE of Tulsa arrives to visit the home of MRS. LEORA LEDBETTER, 721 A St. NW.
Mr. and Mrs. CREED SPEAKS, 712 E ST NW, announce the birth of a son Tuesday morning.

Let ‘Em Fight
Judge ANDREW J. HARDY acted as a referee in a “kid” scrapping case in juvenile court yesterday afternoon, and after hearing the evidence, concluded it was no contest, and that parents should keep out of court on so trivial pretext as prompted this action. Hardy stated if he were to take note of every kid street fight that occurred, he would be on the jump all the time. He stated that if was sometimes necessary for kids to engage in a “friendly fight,” but could see no reason why the courts of the county should be called upon to settle the disputes that usually resulted in nothing more serious than a bloody nose or a black eye.

Firemen Name New Officials
Sulphur: Election of officers in the Firemen’s State Association Wednesday was as follows: president GEORGE GILDER of Yale; first vice pres. GEORGE GOFF of Oklahoma City; second vice pres. J. E. TAPPLEN of Blackwell; third vice pres. WESLEY BUSH of Tulsa; sec. and treas. CHARLES SLEMP of Oklahoma City; sergeant at arms, FRED HARVEY of Nowata.

Sulphur Items by Mrs. J. F. FLOYD
About the most gigantic proposition that Sulphur has ever undertaken was the two conventions this week, the Firemen’s Convention and the Ku Klux Klan.
MRS. JAMES SMITH and two children of Ottawa, Kansas arrived to visit her sister MRS. F. R. COOPER.
MRS. VERNON JOHNSTON of Dewey is visiting the home of Mr. and Mrs. P. R. HENRY this week. MRS. JOHNSTON was formerly MISS SARA JO WEBSTER, former resident.
CLARENCE FRIER and family of Oklahoma City are visiting his father and family, G. C. FRIER.
DR. MCGHEE of the Soldiers Hospital is in New York City on professional business.

E. F. RISER of the Glenn community, supt. of the FITZGERALD farm, was here and stated that rain was badly needed in that locality.

Friday, June 20, 1924

An attack of a young bull pup on its mother saved the life of EDWIN CRIMM, 10 years old, here Wednesday afternoon. The youngster had crawled under a house to get a ball that bounced there. A mother bull pup, thinking the boy was attempting to get her young puppies, attacked him and was chewing on one when an offspring of the dog, about half grown, attacked her. Edwin was unable to make a defense because of the cramped condition. His screams brought other family members but they were unable to help. The youngster was pulled from under the house while the dogs fought and later the mother dog was killed, her head severed and sent to Norman for examination of possible rabies. Amputation of the boy’s arm is still undecided.

Parkersburg, West Virginia
Sticking the officer’s own gun into his face and chasing other passengers in the sleeping car to one end, and, NIGEL THOMAS of Ardmore, Oklahoma and FLOYD CHAMBERLAIN of Tulsa, who were taken to Washington, D.C. to serve sentences of two years for hijacking and train robbery, took $3500 in diamonds and cash from U. S. Marshal PHIL E. BAER and deputy marshal C. L. SENTILL, a short distance east of this city. They jumped from the train and escaped, wandered over the mountains several hours, and finally returned to town where they were recognized and arrested by a detective. The boys, ages 12 and 15, talked freely and elated over their escape. They have been taken to the national reformatory.

Photograph of the lone survivor, JOSEPH CAVIEZEL, first class seaman from Los Angeles, who miraculously escaped the blast in the turret of the battleship Mississippi at San Pedro.

Texas Ranger Died
W. B. HARP of Hale Center, Texas died yesterday at the home of his daughter, MRS. J. R. STEPHENS, 120 ½ North Washington, where he was visiting. The body will be sent to his home this afternoon by Bettes Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held tomorrow from the Methodist Church of Hale Center. The Masons will have charge. He was born in Mississippi in 1847. For the past 25 years he has resided in Texas where he was a farmer and ranchman. Surviving are four daughters, MRS. A. M. HUTCHENS of Wichita Falls, MRS. SCHRIB of Nocona, MRS. J. R. STEPHENS of Ardmore, MRS. G. E. BARNES of Riley, Texas; five sons, R. W. of Gainesville, M. B. and W. A. of Gunter, Texas, F. M. of Hale Center and A. J. of Goodnight, Texas.

Spaulding Is Always on Job
GEORGE A. SPAULDING, U. S. commissioner, was in Healdton yesterday where he heard two bankruptcy cases and he hurried home to see the Boomers pelt the Twins at Boomer Park. Hard work and a summer sun had no terrors for him, in his 70th year. He does not appear more than 40, health unusually good, his step just agile as when he was 20. It was on Jan. 9, 1878 when he pulled out of his native northeastern New York and came west. He stopped in western Kansas and then in 1896 came to Poteau, Indian Territory. He was U. S. commissioner in Indian Territory days. In 1910 he moved to Ardmore. In 1915 he became U. S. commissioner, a republican in politics but his appointment came from a democrat, judge ROBERT L. WILLIAMS, a personal friend. En route west 44 years ago, he stopped at Albany, New York and bought a bill of goods. The merchant gave him a rule of foot measurement, which folds four times and occupies only three inches of space—a rule that has been carried every day in his pocket.

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. HENRY are here from Ashland, Wisconsin, visiting their son, E. E. HENRY and wife at 808 D St. NW. Mr. Henry made the trip by motor. He is delighted with Oklahoma. His son is with the Consumers Light and Power Co. and serves as secretary of the Ardmore Factory Club.

Miss BEATRICE RUTHERFORD, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HESSE T. RUTHERFORD of Kansas City, is the guest of her uncle, GEORGE NORRIS and family of 902 Second Ave. NW. Mr. Rutherford formerly lived in Ardmore and this is her native city.

Mrs. REBECCA BRYSON, prominent resident of Springer, died yesterday afternoon at the family home. Funeral services will be held this afternoon. Rev. G. C. HILL of the Broadway Baptist Church of Chickasha will officiate at the services. Burial will be at the Springer cemetery arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. Mrs. Bryson was born in Georgia in 1852. She is survived by eight children, MRS. S.P. JACKSON, MRS. J. O. LEE, MRS. MARTHA EDWARDS, MRS. ROSE COODY, all of Springer; MRS. JANEY EDWARDS and MRS. ANNA UNDERWOOD of Georgia and TOM and CHARLES BYRSON of this city.

THAD BAKER of the Veterans Bureau left for Washington, D. C. after a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. K. BAKER, 521 F ST. NE.

Healdton by Louise Mayberry
MRS. DONNIE ROBINSON, wife of H. H. ROBINSON, died at her home in Healdton June 17 and was buried in Keller the same day. Death was caused by blood poison. She was 40 years old. Surviving are her husband and several children, one being only three days old.
ELMER ADAMS, who made his home with his grandparents at Graham, died and was buried on June 19. He was 11 years old.
VIVIAN DALE FOWLER, 16 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. FOWLER, died at her home in Healdton on June 19 and was buried at the Wilson cemetery.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. JONES of Graham died June 15 and was buried at Graham.
WANITTA J. BARNES, daughter of M. H. and D. L. BARNES of Ringling, died June 15 and was buried at Cornish.
The infant of Mr. and Mrs. HENRY LEE FRASIER living near Prospect Baptist Church died of pneumonia on June 13, only a few days old.
Dr. BARKER reports two new arrivals Wednesday, June 15. One is a ten pound boy born to Mr. and Mrs. K. E. REEVES at the home in the south part of town; one is a ten pound son born to Mr. and Mrs. W. C.R ROZZELL at Graham.
As WALTER REEDER was driving to Wilson last Tuesday evening, he met a car with bright lights at a narrow place north of Wilson. He turned to avoid the oncoming car and went over the bank. He has a broken leg. Dr. CANTRELL and Dr. BARKER were called.

Hope to Cheat Electric Chair
While ESTEL PERKINS and GEORGE MULLEN occupy a death cell in McAlester penitentiary awaiting August 29, the execution date, there is activity here. Friendly members of the bar, GUY H. SIGLER and P. M. JACKSON of the firm SIGLER & JACKSON, and J. E. WILLIAMS of the firm BROWN & WILLIAMS, volunteered their efforts to have their sentence changed to life imprisonment.

ESTEL PERKINS has s mother with whom he lived. He has a stepfather who is loyal to him. Perkins had gone to school some; he reads and can write. He was not armed when he and Mullen went to the store where Cox was killed. His mother and stepfather own a farm of 80 acres in Hoxbar. The farm has a mortgage, but they offered the deed to Sigler & Jackson and J. E. Williams and move off the farm but the lawyers volunteered their services and declined to take the home of these people. The stepfather was a soldier in the World War and saw active service in France. He is doing all he knows how to do to save his stepson.

With the Mullens boy, it is different. He is homeless and friendless and motherless and has no one to care except the men who are strangers to him. …When the young men entered a plea of guilty, they expected life imprisonment, not the death penalty they received.

Confederate Vet
Funeral services for J. C. MCGINNIS, veteran of the Civil War, who died yesterday at the Confederate home, were held this morning. Rev. GEORGE .W LEWIS, supt. of the Home, officiated at the services held at the Home. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. He was born in Missouri in 1843. His death was followed a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, who resides at the Home, and two children.

Children Visiting Butler Home
MRS. BEATRICE SMITH and small daughter of Kansas City are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. JAMES BUTLER, 502 A St. NW. Her husband is vice president and general manager of a refinery at Eldorado, Arkansas and when she leaves here, she will join him there. Mr. and Mrs. BUTLER have also has guests, their daughter-in-law, MRS. JAMES BUTLER of Oklahoma City, and her son, BILLIE WEAVER. Their son, JAMES BUTLER, is with the Western union in Oklahoma City and is expected here today.

Tulsa: Charges of assault with a deadly weapon were filed in common pleas court against J. D. BULLINGTON by M.C. DUNAWAY whose son GARNETT, 15, was shot with buckshot while in BULLINGTON’S peach orchard. Bullington said the boy was stealing the fruit. Garnett denied and said he was passing through the orchard on his way home when he was shot.

Sunday, June 22, 1924

Saw Mill Workers
Antlers: Saw mill workers in the mountainous district of Pushmataha, McCurtain and Le Flore Counties are living in a state bordering on serfdom, delegates to a recent county meeting of the Farmer Labor Union declared. … asked for investigation.. workers are being paid in script known as “toad hide,” negotiable only at stores conducted by the lumber companies. The men are paid only once a month, in violation of state wage law.

The mills companies compel their workers to trade with their stores…children, some as young as eight, were being employed.

Two high school boys were declared winners in the Ardmoreite’s essay contest. HERSCHEL LEVAN won Class A prize of $5 and ELMER LEROY won Class B with $5.

Officer R. E. L. MCLAUGHLIN thought he had found a world’s champion “choc” drinker in the person of FRANK HARRIS, negro. McLaughlin raided Harris’ houses and found 75 or 80 empty choc bottles. Frank paid $10 fine.

Mr. and Mrs. T. K, KEARNEY are at home from Memphis, Tenn. where they visited relatives. He says he caught fish in the fine lakes of that region.

Mrs. Thelma Hodges
Mrs. Thelma Hodges of Wirt died early Saturday morning at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3:00 at Wilson.

Rev. J. C. Webb of the First Christian Church in Wilson will officiate at the services which will be held at the home of Mrs. Hodges’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Loveall. Burial will be at Bomar Point cemetery with Bettes Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Surviving Mrs. Hodges are her husband, Albert Hodges, her parents Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Loveall of Wilson, four sisters, Elva, Floy, Ada Bell and Christine Lee and two brothers, Paul and Oral of Wilson.

Mrs. S. R. Hill of Graham, Texas and Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Hodges of Elmore City will attend the services.

Ruth Lee Dunn
Funeral services for RUTH LEE DUNN, five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. DUNN, who died Friday morning were held Saturday afternoon. Rev. B. F. COOLEY conducted the services which were held at Rose Hill Cemetery, arranged by Harvey Brothers. The little girl had been ill for several months. She is survived by her parents, two brothers WILLIAM and EARL, and a two year sisters.

Tourist Park
The tourist park is in excellent condition following the rain Friday. Six tourists used the camp overnight: W. H. GARDNER of Liberty Hill, Texas; J. C. ALLEN of Liberty Hill, Texas but headed in the direction of Healdton; T. E. GRAHAM of Oklahoma City was returning home; J. P. NOLL of Oklahoma City was headed to Fort Smith, Arkansas; S. B. MUIRHEAD of Cisco, Texas en route to St. Louis.

Women’s Market Site Wanted
The question of what the city will do with the recently acquired property on East Main Street often spoken of as a site for a farm market, was discussed at the Ardmore Farm Congress Friday… The Ardmore market has been conducted for several weeks on North Washington in the store of W. G. ABBOTT…

Broom corn industry received a big boost Friday when the Ardmore Farm Congress voted to purchase a thresher and baler to handle the crop grown in the area….It is estimated by H. H. OLIVER of Springer, one of the prime movers in the movement, that at 800 acres are now in cultivation.

Funeral services for MRS. ESTELL GANDY, who died early Saturday morning at a local hospital, will be held this afternoon at the chapel of Bettes Funeral Home. CRAYTON S. BROOKS of the First Christian Church will officiate at the services. Burial will be at Rose Hill cemetery. Surviving Mrs. Gandy are her husband, ROBERT GANDY; her father P. L. FULLER of Rucker, Texas; three brothers, GUY,EMIT and OLLIE, and two sisters, PAULINE and MARGARET of Rucker, Texas. HENRY GANDY of Anna, Texas, a brother of Mr. Gandy, is here to attend the funeral.

Mr. and Mrs. JOE HUCKABY and two children from Oklahoma City are visiting Mr. and Mr. JOHN SMALL and Mr. and Mrs. SYL THOMPSON.

FRANK REARDON, son of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN F. REARDON of 116 Sixth Ave. NW, returned home from St. Mary’s College at St. Mary, Kansas.

Solomon-Kahn Wedding Solemnized
A wedding of much interest is that of MISS ROSE KAHAN and HARDY SIM SOLOMIN, which will be solemnized this afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mr. JULIUS KAHAN, 224 C St. SW. (long description of the decorations, etc.)

Little Items of Interest
MRS. H. L. STEPHENS of Scott City was here en route to Birmingham, Alabama to visit relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. MELVIN RISER and Mrs. NELL MANNING, 306 G St. SW, left for Sulphur.
MRS. L. A MCCOMBS of Healdton had business here.
MRS. J. W GRAY, MRS. GEORGE FREEMAN, and MRS. J. J. HOWARD of Marietta were here.
MRS. ELLA SMITH, who visited at Scott City, was here en route home to Atella, Alabama.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. TYER, who attended the state golf tournament here this past week and visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. SHELTON TYER at 302 B St. SW, returned to Duncan.
MISS LA VON SMITH of the Poulter Apts. Will leave for Galveston, Texas.
MISS JESSIE ADDINGTON is improving from her operation at Von Keller hospital.
Misses DENA and FERN BEST of Pauls Valley are visiting the home of their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. TYER, 302 B St. SW.
A.M. HEPLER went to Las Vegas, New Mexico to spend his summer vacation.
Judge and Mrs. W. A. LEDBETTER of Oklahoma City are visiting the home of their son ROBERT LEDBETTER at 1319 Bixby.
MISS FLORENCE REDFIELD, attending O.U. this summer, is spending the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. M. REDFIELD, 119 D St SW.
County treasurer FRED HAYNES returned from Boulder, Colorado where he accompanied his wife and children MILLER and ELMER who will study at the University of Colorado this summer.
MRS. ADA CAMPBELL and two sons of Gordon City, Kansas arrived to visit Mr. and Mrs. VICTOR WILLIAMS, 508 North Washington.
Mr. and Mrs. F. E. WATSON and family, 901 McLish, left by motor for Santa Fe, New Mexico to spend the summer.

In Our Own Home Town
MISS DOROTHY BLACK, who has been conducting a beauty parlor in Wilson for some time, is ill at the home of her parents, 301 Bixby.
CHARLES ADAMS, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. ADAMS, is ill at the home of his parents, 309 C St. SW.
C. H. WOODRUFF is spending the weekend at this home, 320 I St. SW. He is a member of the faculty at Southeastern Normal summer school.
MRS. J. W. NEWCOMB is spending the weekend at her home, 1009 Bixby She is attending the Southeastern Normal summer school.
Mr. and Mrs. LEE HAGUE, 316 N St. SW, left for Waco, Texas to visit relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. KISER, 402 First Ave. SW, announce the birth of a son Friday morning.
Mrs. WALTER SIMPSON and daughter FLORENCE, 609 McLish, left to visit at Oklahoma City.
Mr. and Mrs. RUAL ASKEW and son RUAL Jr., 218 Seventh Ave. NW, are visiting at Marietta.
Mr. and Mrs. BYRON PUGH and little son Bryon Jr. of Bristow arrived to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. PUGH, 1007 C St NW.
SAM BLACK of Marietta was here on business.
Mrs. R. E. L. MORGAN, 620 Third Ave. SW, left to attend the executive board of the West Oklahoma Conference for the Methodist Church.
MISS FRANCES JONES, instructor of piano, left for Estes Park, Colorado to study with DAVIS W. GUION this summer.
Mr. and Mrs. EARL ATHEY of Graham had business here.

Davenport Read First Ardmoreite
VES DAVENPORT, who moved from Gainesville to Ardmore in January 1888, lays claim to being a reader of the Daily Ardmoreite prior to the time when Judge I. R. BEST became a reader. Ardmore was certainly in her swaddling clothes when Mr. Davenport moved here. The Ardmoreite had not started. Mr. Davenport was a reader of the first paper that was issued by the Ardmoreite company he says. He is now 77 years old and enjoys good health. His food is simple, his habits regular and he is always at work doing something. He has eight grown granddaughters.

Mr. and Mrs. JAMES M. MATHERS and their daughter MATTIE KEY and sister MRS. MATTIE TILLMAN returned from the motor trip that took them to Brownsville, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Austin and other Texas cities.

Madill News by MAUDE K. WYATT
F. A. RAMSEY, supt. of Madill public schools for past six years, resigned to accept a similar position at Pauls Valley. His contract will be for three years with an increase of $600 salary. Mr. Ramsey came to Madill from Cleburne, Texas. He a graduate of Austin College at Sherman, Texas.
Marriage Licenses
MRS. SAM P. CRISP from Oklahoma City headquarters for the Women’s K.K.K. was in Madill lining up women in the county to form an organization.
A pretty home wedding of much interest was that of MISS MILDRED COLBY, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. COLBY, to NORMAN W. BRILLHART of Kaufman, Texas, which occurred Wednesday evening with Rev. M. A. COOK of the Baptist Church, officiating. She is a graduate of the city public schools, of Ward-Belmont, and O.U. He is a graduate of O.U. and is associated with FOSTER & RITTERS, consulting geologists at Tulsa and Dallas. After a honeymoon trip to south Texas and New Orleans, they will live at Nowata, Oklahoma.
Honoring MISS MILDRED COLBY, a bride this month, a party of Madill ladies motored to Wilson and enjoyed a luncheon given at the home of MRS. JESS RABON. Attending were Mesdames REX ROLLINS, DOYLE ROLLINS, J. R. REID, S. P. SCHNEIDER, WILL RABON, WALTER FLORENCE, BERT COLBY, C.A. LONES, ERNEST GWALTNEY, LEOANRD WOODY, MISSES MILDRED HOLLAND, RUTH WIGGS, MARY LOUISE SCHNEIDER and the honoree.
T. B. MCLISH of Ardmore with his daughter and grandson visited his in-laws Mr. and Mrs. S. N. STAPP.
MRS. D. D. WHITING was a charming hostess at a party given at her home.
MRS. W. L. RABON entertained the Friday Afternoon Club.
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. LEATHERWOOD are on vacation at Galveston, Texas, guests of the Great Southern Life Insurance Co.

Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE R. FISH will begin their summer vacation and go to Denver, Yellowstone National Park, Seattle and California.

W. F. WARREN, pioneer citizen of Berwyn and area, says he subscribed to the Ardmoreite when he lived in Berwyn before Col. Suggs bought the paper from CLARENCE DOUGLASS (who shot and killed the publisher of Douglass’ competitor, JAMES WILLIAMS, of the Ardmore Chronicle in 1896). I used to read the Daily Advertiser of Bradley fame in the early days and the Daily News a little later, then the Chickasaw Chieftain by MCADAMS. The Chronicle by WILLIAMS and the Appeal by FINIS FOX, now of moving picture fame, and lastly the Democrat published by L. T.RUSSELL were among other papers that carried my name on the rolls. The old Ardmoreite has survived them all…

Police chief R. S HAYDEN received a telegram from the police chief of Long Beach, California asking for information about JAMES HAPGOOD, said to have relatives in Ardmore, and who charged with highway robbery. Investigation revealed that Hapgood has a wife and mother here.

LLOY HANWAY of Cheek was in town on business.

The state bounty for a pair of crow feet or hawk feet is twenty-five cents a pair, according to MRS. CLAUDIA MCINTYRE, county clerk.

Sulphur Items by Mrs. J. F. Floyd
MRS. ARTHUR KRACHY of Elsworth, Kansas is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. P. E. COFFEE.
MRS. M. MORPHEW of Wanette returned home after visiting her son JOHN MORPHEW who is sick at the Sulphur hospital.
JOHN TOWNSLEY, who was painfully burned by the explosion of the meat cooker at the Vandome, is improving.
MRS. FRANK CRAWFORD, chief operator of the local telephone exchange, has been ill.
JOHN NOWLIN has had pneumonia.
E. J. JAYNE, a farmer living north of town, was run over by an auto Friday in front of the Ford agency and was badly hurt. He was taken to Dr. J. E. BAILEY’S office for treatment.
MRS. C. M. PERDUE was called to Wynnewood by the illness of her daughter, MRS. SMITH.
MRS. G. W STEVENSON entertained with a five table bridge party in honor of her guest, MISS DOROTHY SCOTT of Sherman, Texas.

Monday, January 23, 1924

Benjamin F. Mills, pioneer resident of this city, died Sunday evening at 7:30 at a local hospital, following an illness of several months.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 5:00 from the family residence, 912 Second Ave. NW. Rev. R. L. Davison of the Broadway Baptist Church will officiate at the services. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery with Harvey Brothers in charge.

Mr. Mills was born in North Carolina in 1854. He moved to this city in 1898. For many years he operated a cleaning and pressing establishment in this city.

Surviving Mr. Mills are two daughters, Mrs. F. C. Fleming of Albuquerque, N. M., and Mrs. Bennetta Hanson of Ardmore, one son Melvin Mills of Ardmore, one sister Mrs. Amanda Peterson of Beaufort, North Carolina and a number of grandchildren.

McAlester: JAMES MCCUSKER, engineer of the Texas Special fast southbound M.K.T. train, died at the throttle early today just as the train was slowing down for a stop at a water tank at North McAlester. He was a pioneer with the railroad and had run the special since its establishment several years ago. His home was in Denison, Texas where he will be buried. He leaves a wife and family; he was past 60 years of age.

Maurice Lee Morton, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. V. MORTON, 1109 McLish, died yesterday morning at the hospital at Wichita Falls, Texas, following an operation for appendicitis. Funeral services will be held this afternoon from the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. C. C. WEITH, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Harvey Bros.

Mr. Morton was born in North Carolina Oct. 3, 1900. With his parents, he came to Ardmore when a child. He volunteered for service in the late war in the Navy in June 1918. He was a member of the GEORGE R. ANDERSON American Legion post, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, attended Tyler Commercial College in 1920. He was connected with the First National Bank in Ardmore and with the Federal Reserve Bank of Oklahoma City for five months. He resigned his position on account of bad health. He was a cousin of the late GEORGE R. ANDERSON and a nephew of Dr. and Mr. J. L. COX.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. V. MORTON, one brother ED MORTON of Stroud; four sisters MRS. INGRAM HENRY, MRS. WESLEY WEBB, MISSES ISLA and BERNICE MORTON of this city.

HUBERT DOWNING and MARGARET CHRISTIAN are in jail on a statutory charge; they were arrested at Pauls Valley after leaving their home near Milo Saturday.

Healdton by Louise Mayberry
Mr. and Mrs. PAUL SORRELS and children and nieces GERTIE and VALLIE MOORE were at Sulphur.
Mr. and Mrs. ANDREW SIMMS and daughter IVA returned from an auto trip through western Oklahoma and Texas.
MRS. J. C. CAMPBELL, who has been very ill at the home of her daughter MRS. PERRY JONES, is slowly recovering.
Mr. and Mrs. WALTER WELBORN were at Sulphur.
Tow of our Healdton boys have gone into business for themselves, choosing Quinlan, Texas for work. JOHN SHAWHEAN and JOE ALLIS will purchased and will operate a new theatre, the Capitol, at Quinlan, opening July 4.
The Main Café with HENRY YOUNGBLOOD as owner and manager opened for business last Sunday, June 22.
MRS. I. O. HUFFAKER and family are enjoying a visit from her brother, H. V. HANNON of Dallas.
The Leader Store, which has been holding a ‘quiet business sale” for some time, will continue in business. The proprietor, MACK SALED, who has been in declining health but after a thorough examination at Mayo Brothers Hospital at Rochester, Minn., he found his case could be cured and he is again open for business.
MRS. G. W. WEAVER returned from visiting her daughter MRS. G. WATSON at Van Buren, Arkansas.
NICK DIAB, brother of RMS. NICK TAYLAR, underwent an operation at the Mayo Bros. Hospital some time and is improving. ES DIAB, who had been with him, returned to Healdton, left a good report, then went to Wilson.
MRS. R. PIDGEON and son ALBERT from Nebraska, who are visiting relatives here and at Graham, spent Monday at the NICK TAYAR home.
Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT HALL of the Hudson-Houston Co. here are sojourning in Ringling while Mr. Hall relieves the manager there who is on vacation.

Although Captain MAGGIE NOBBS is not attempting to operate a baby emporium at the Salvation Army, she has found homes for five babies in the last ten days. When a baby is brought to the home, she inserts an ad in the papers which brings from 25 to 30 people looking for a child. The recent babies ranged from two days to two months, and are now in homes in Carter County.

Chickasha: If you don’t care to keep a Kansas bullsnake on the premises to keep rats and mice away, get a bullfrog. The mousing proclivities of a bullfrog are vouched for by WADE FATHEREE, local sportsman, who captured a giant hopper on a fishing trip. The frog was heading for the frying pan. Fatheree tied the critter in the house awaiting execution. During the night the frog broke loose. “I could hear him hopping about the house and then hear his jaws pop and a mouse squeal. He kept that up throughout the night. The next morning, he had the appearance of a swelled-up frog. Now he has a home with me,” Fatheree declared.

Wednesday, June 25, 1924

Cecil Crosby Enters Race
When CECIL CROSBY held a commission as a member of the police force, he was the youngest man in the state to be trusted as a peace officer, not yet 20 years old. After his experience here, he served 18 months as deputy marshal at Berwyn and then as special deputy at Wilson. He is now a candidate as constable at Berwyn.

Two Held
Monday afternoon in Justice BUTCHER’S court, OSCAR SCHADER / SHRADER and WILL WATKINS were bound over for district court charged with hi-jacking JOE DOUGHTY near Graham June 12. It is alleged the two men help up Doughty, beat him severely, and took approximately $60 from him. In default of bond, they were placed in jail.

Healdton by Louise Mayberry
F. J. Tontz, former businessman of Healdton died suddenly at 12:30 Tuesday. He had been ailing for some days, but was not considered in serious condition. He leaves a wife and several children. Burial was made in the Healdton Cemetery.
Miria James, six months old daughter of Mr. and Mr. W. H. James of Healdton died Monday.
Twin children of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Lawson lived only a short time Monday at their home in the south part of Healdton were buried Tuesday in the Healdton cemetery.
LEE CONE, father of MRS. DAN BLACKBURN, who moved to Healdton recently from Ardmore, is very ill.
Dr. BARKER reports the arrival of a fine boy at the home of E. H. ALSUP in the south part of town, named JACK WALTON ALSUP.
Dr. CAMERON reports the birth of a big 11 pound boy to Mr. and Mr. JOHN A. NICHOLS on Sunday, June 22.
Mr. DAYHOFF on the Carter Lease in section 8 is ill.
RAY PENCE is building an extensive addition to the back of his Automotive Shop.

Little Items of Interest
MRS. TOM SLOVER of Davis had business here.
MISS GWYNN WHITEMAN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN WHITEMAN, 325 G St SW, left for Madison, Wisconsin where she will attend summer school.
MRS. CLAY COX and two sons, who visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN TEER, 716 A St NW, returned to Dallas.
ALLEN BEHR of Oklahoma City had business here.
MISS MARGUERITE RICE of Tulsa returned home after visiting MISS LEORA LEDBETTER, 1120 Wolverton.
JOHN VOORHEES left for Kansas City.
MRS. VERNON C. TORRANCE and two children, of D and Fourth Ave., will visit her parents at Cambridge, Vermont.
MRS. C. E. LAMB of Dallas is visiting her daughter and family, Mr. and Mr. ALBERT BETTES, 609 West Main.
LEON DAUBE returned attending school in Pennsylvania.
C. L. BYRNE, president of the Chickasaw Lumber, had business at Oklahoma City.
MRS. W. H. CARDWELL and children of 23 O St. SW, left to visit relatives at Los Angeles, California. They were accompanied by little miss FLORENCE SIMPSON, daughter of MRS. WALTER SIMPSON, 609 McLish, who will visit her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE GREGG.
MRS. ARTHUR SPAULDING and two children of Joplin, Missouri are visiting Mr. and Mrs. G. A. SPAULDING at 105 O St. SW.
T. B. ORR returned from Oklahoma City.
MISS MAURINE WILLIAMS visited the home of MRS. IRENA EDDLEMAN LEE, 1204 Stanley, then returned to Marietta.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. BASS, 320 G St SW, returned from California where they were on legal business.
ROBERT ADAMS, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. ADAMS, Third Ave. and G St SW, returned from visiting his sister at Celeste, Texas.
P. E. SHELTON, city marshal of Mannsville, was here.
MISS LA VON SMITH of the Poulter Apts. left for Kansas City to meet Mr. and Mrs. C. H. FIELDS of Seattle, Wash. to motor to Galveston and visit in Texas.
MRS. WINNIE OATS of Wilson, who had an operation at Von Keller hospital, is slightly improved. She is a sister of MRS. ARNOLD ANDERSON, 620 A St NE.
LEWIS DAVIDSON, city building inspector, returned from San Antonio, Texas, accompanied home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. I. DAVIDSON who will visit here.
MRS. JOSEPH GREEN and son JOSEPH Jr., after visiting her sister, MRS. JOHN TEER, 716 A St NW, returned to San Francisco, California.
LEONARD E. BELDING, prominent worker in the Christian Endeavor circles here, will leave for his home at Burlington, Vermont to visit relatives. Later he will join the C. R. SMITH family at their summer home at High Gate Springs and return to Ardmore in the fall.
JOHN DEXTER returned from Toronto, Canada where he was a delegate for the International Rotary convention.
A.C. PARIEN, federal investigator of the Kansas City secret service department was here.
MRS. HARRY KRESSLER and daughter LEAH GENEVIEVE, 23 Scott St. SW, returned from Mineral Wells.

Healdton by Louise Mayberry
MRS. O. A BROOKS and daughters JANET and MARGARET and NANIE LOU RAKESTRAW drove to Oklahoma City where Mrs. Brooks will visit two sisters and Miss Rakestraw will visit her brother GEORGE who has charge of the motor transport corps trucks at the armory.
Mr. and Mrs. FRANK BASSINGER returned from Waxahachie, Texas where they visited relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. HENSON returned to Pauls Valley from their vacation at Galveston.
A dainty little daughter arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. CLAUD ENGLAND Sunday, June 22, but the little one died.
BENNIE BEAL moved his ice packing house from the old location near the school house to the vacant lots north of the Cornish Orphanage store on Fifth Avenue. He ships ice from Ardmore and delivers from his storage house here to customers.
MRS. BRADLEY and two grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. FUGATE and son, Rev. and Mrs. MOSS WEAVER, Mrs. Louise Mayberry and children enjoyed a picnic and good time near the Magnolia swimming pool Monday.

G. O. SPRINKLE and B. H. HUDSON are being held for unlawful possession of choc beer. They were brought in by JESSE DUNN and OSCAR SIMPSON from a side road southwest of town. The Studebaker in which they were driving was loaded with beer and confiscated by the county.

Crittenden-Gilbert Wedding
ROBERT CRITTENDEN and MISS KATHERINE GILBERT were married June 19. The information was sent in an announcement from Seattle, Washington by Mr. and Mrs. WALTER S. GILBERT, parents of the bride. They will tour the Northwest until July 1 then will be at home at Holly Ridge, Louisiana. The bride formerly lived here and moved with her parents to the northwest five years ago. Robert Crittenden was reared here, then last year went to Louisiana to manage a big estate. He was a farmer and raised more corn on Carter County uplands than bottom lands of the Washita produced.

MRS. CLARENCE HARRIS was hostess at her home for a farewell courtesy to Mr. and Mrs. H. J. LONGCHAMP, who moved to Cincinnati, Ohio.

Friday, June 27, 1924

Likes Marietta Jail Best
“Yes, I like the Marietta jail best than the Ardmore jail because it’s cooler and has the one at home beat all to pieces,” is the statement of EMMANUEL TRAMMEL, local boy held by Love County officers for the robbery of a Marietta hardware store. Emmanuel talks from experience and says he has been in the Ardmore jail at least 50 times. He also spent some brief terms at Pauls Valley.

Card of thanks from Mr. and Mrs. M. L. PRYOR, 19 D St. SW, who wish to thank their friends and neighbors for their kindness and help at the birth of their twins, HELEN and HOWARD, June 25.

Little Items of Interest
Mr. and Mrs. DAN EDWARDS announce the birth of a son yesterday evening.
JAMES W. LEBOW, who has been with the A. HARRIS Co. in Dallas for two years, is here on vacation.
MRS. J. F. SCRIVNER and daughter MADORA of Hanford, Washington are visiting the home of her brother, GEORGE CORHN and family, 821 E St NW.
MISS MARY GRIMES is in Greenville, Texas where her cousin, MRS. PHIL CHAPPEL, died Tuesday at Texhoma, Texas. Burial was at Greenville.
MRS. C. B. CAMPBELL and two sons, who visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. VICTOR WILLIAMS, 506 North Washington, returned home to Garden City, Kansas.
MISS MARY DAVIS, 215 C St NW, will leave for Atlanta, Georgia to visit the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. WILLIAMS.
MRS. F. E. HECKETHORN and children IRENE and DOROTHY, 618 Fourth Ave SW, left for Oklahoma City to join her husband and motor to Colorado Springs.
MRS. IRA DAVIDSON and children, WINIFRED and FRANCES JEAN, 1058 West Main, returned from Marietta where they visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. ANDREWS.
MRS. D. W. BUTCHER has been ill at her home, 216 Third Ave. NW.

Madill by MAUDE K. WYATT
G. A. WILLIAMS of Ryan will be superintendent of Madill.
A marriage of interest was last Sunday when MISS GRACE EVA BARNARD, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE E. BARNARD, became the bride of GERALD TEBBE of Perry. The ceremony was at the home of the bride’s parents with Rev. M. A. COOK of the Baptist Church officiating. She attended Madill school, the Southeastern Normal, received her bachelor degree from O.U. this year. Mr. Tebbe is a graduate of O.U., class of 1915, his M. A. in 1916 and his L.L.B. in 1921. He served in the 4th Division during the war and was wounded during the Marne-Versie offensive. They will live at Perry.

Her own kitten litter met an untimely death on the ranch of O. P. RAY, Atoka county sheriff, a large Maltese cat, the ranch pet, kidnapped a family of four young skunks and now mothers them, where her own kittens were kept, according to the ranch manager. The young skunks follow her during the day and nestle close to her at night.

Sunday, June 29, 1924

Smith Held for Indian’s Death
Saturday afternoon, “DOC” SMITH was arrested by deputy sheriff SHORT and DUNN and lodged in the county jail with a charge of murder against him. Smith was arrested after local authorities had been notified that WALLACE SANDS, who resides near Sulphur, died Friday night as a result of wounds alleged to be have done by Smith last December at a local wagon yard.

Last December, Sands was alleged to have been assaulted by Smith, who struck him on the head with a bar of iron. Sands was given treatment here for several days then was taken to his home near Sulphur. Doctors have been treating him since the incident and allege his death was caused from the wound.

Choctaw Tribe
Washington; The 20, 799 Choctaw Indians in Oklahoma are likely to get a per capita payment of $25 to $30 from the federal government after July 1..

Healdton by Louise Mayberry
Mrs. Lucy Gilmore died at the Von Keller hospital in Ardmore Thursday, June 26 and was buried the next day at Vineyard in Jack County, Texas. She had been suffering from an incurable malady for some time and death came as a release. She leaves in the home at Dundee besides the sorrowing husband, several children. She was 55 years of age. H. H. Hitchcock had charge of the funeral arrangements.
FLOYD MILLER of Waurika and Miss LORETTA PETTY of Dallas were dinner guests of his sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. ROY DUNCAN.
Mr. and Mrs. GLEN THOMPSON were at Oklahoma City where he entered the University Hospital for an operation.
Mr. and Mrs. O. B. AVENT and son LEON drove to Kiowa County, Oklahoma to visit her sister and husband and to return with their older son BURFORD who had visited there.

Pioneer of City Died at Friday Noon
Funeral services for W. E. Bunch, pioneer resident of Ardmore and Carter County, who died Friday noon at his home on 13th NE, were held yesterday afternoon at 5:00 from the Harvey Bros. Chapel.

Rev. Thomas Carey of the East Ardmore Presbyterian Church officiated. Burial was made at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Bunch was born in Kentucky in 1848. He had been a resident of Southern Oklahoma for 30 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fannie Babcock of Ardmore, Mrs. may Gibson of Kansas City, Missouri, one son William Bunch of Wewoka and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

H. F. BLAKEMORE, veteran brakeman and former resident of Ardmore, died June 24 at this post just after the Frisco passenger train arrived in Hugo from Ardmore, according to information received here. Heart failure is thought to be cause of his death. He had been under a physician’s care for some time. He had lived in Hugo since 1902.

Gets Out of Race
“SANDY” R. ELLIOTT, negro, who announced his candidacy for county commissioner in the first district, had a change of heart and last week gave FRANK A. TINDALLL a statement withdrawing from the race… The withdrawal notice was witnessed by G. A KENYON and C. R. BUFORD.

Dies at Sayre
MRS. CHARLES HILL of 114 E St. NW died at Sayre, Oklahoma last Thursday afternoon. Funeral was held Friday at Cedric, Kansas, her former home. She is survived by her husband, two brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services for the infant of Mrs. HUGH MCINTYRE, 1413 Bixby, who died yesterday in Oklahoma City, will be held this afternoon. Rev. CRAYTON S. BROOKS of the First Christian Church will officiate at the chapel of Bettes Funeral Home. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

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