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All the latest newt by
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United Press Association.
se a Daily Express
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local newt every day In
The Dally Express.
Volume Twenty-one
Chickasha, Oklahoma, Tuesday, November SO, 1920.
Number 285
Completions on Lackey farm Add
Production to East Side; Both
Off-sett to Good Wells;
Classed Good Ones.
McKinney Holdings on Surbeck Tak
en Over; Operating Department
is Busy; To Salvage Concrete
is Belief Now
Special to Till) KxprOSiS.
Commit, Okia., Nov. 30. Two new
completions in the oust extension
of the. Cement field have served to
increase, production and to further
prove the territory south and east
of the town of Cement where the
activity is growing steadily anil
whore a great d'ul of promising ter
ritory is being opened up to develop
ment with reasonable assurance o'
paying wells.
These producers are the 'Security
Producing and Drilling company, No.
I, Lackey fann in east half of the
northwest of (he northwest of sec
lion 11-5-9, and the National produc
ing and Refining company's No. 1.
Lackey farm in the west half of the
northwest of the northwest of sec
tion 11-5-9, each well being on a
20 acre tract.
Both Good Weils.
Both of these are good wells, it is
indicated, but it has not been de
termined whether they will be flow
ing wells or pumpers. Both have
flowed, but itis considered probable
that they will have to be put on the
pump later to get the maximum
production. Both are completed in
the regular "00 foot sand and rank
well up with the average well of the
The National Producing and Re
fining company h well is an offset
(o the Calla Belle, the first oiler
brought in on the east side of thj
field. The Security Producing and
Refining company's new completion
is an offset to the well of the Mid
Southwestern. Magnolia Extends Holdings
That the Magnolia thinks well o"
the Cement flold is indicated by the
fact that the ccnipany, which took
its first flier at Cement about a ysar
ago by purchasing the entire hold
ings of tho Fortuna company, lias
drilled a nil in her of wel's in the
west extension of tho field and hi"
r.ow closed another big daal in
which certain holdings of tho Mc
Tsirnev Oil and Dialling enmrmny are
t;ilren over by the Magnolia.
The property in question is on the
Surbeck farm, being the west hal"
of tha . soulhP-ast of section 3-5-9
where the McKinney company had
three producing wells. These three
producers together with tho 80
nc.ro lease, which joins an eighty
of the Gorton Trust, were purchased
by the Magnolia, the consideration
being in the neighborhood of a quar
ter of a million dollars, it is under
stood. The Magnolia has alreadv
moved timbers for a new rig on the
property and will start developing
it at once.
Helping Concrete Trouble.
That the old Concrsts Petro'eum.
company's No. 1 in section 2-3-9 is
to be saved and anode into a pro
ftucer is the belief of oil men in the
For more than a year, nearly
every brand of trouble known to
the industry has beset the Ooncre'e
and rumors had it a lost hole sev
eral times. Experts have been placed
in charge of the operations now,
however, and it is the general opin
ion that the fishing job will be suc
cessfully completed. The well Is on
the sand and at one time the gai
e'eaned the hole. A producer is
deemed certain, once the trouble is
The local branch of the United
Millinery company is now located
at 32S Chickasha avenue, having
completed moving from the former
location, 406 Chickasha avenue. Miss
Wilma Cline is manager of the local
Officials Try to Check up Rumor
That Woman Wanted in Ardmore
is Located In Far West, Re
. ports State.
By United Tress.
Ardmore, Nov. 30. The myHterloua
tip that Mrs. Clara Smith Hamon,
who Is -wanted here for the alleged
Hhooting of Jake. I,. Hamon, mil
lionaire oil man who was buried
here yesterday, is believed to be get
ting mail at Post Falls, Idaho, east
of 'Spokane, Wash., gave new life- to
the countrywide "woman hunt."
Official); were bus this .morning
In an attempt, to confirm the infor
mation. There was some belief ex-pressed
here that in the event the woman
is found and placed under arrest,
the charge which now reads, "shoot
ing with intent to kill," would be
changed to a charge of murder
It ,was pointed out here among of
ficials that the placing of the
charge of "murder" against "the
woman, would enable the authorities
to extradite her, in tho event she Is
located in another state.
Agricultural Committee of Senate
Meets Today; General Sessions
Expected; Exceptions to the
Plans cf Packers.
By United Press.
Washington,' Nov. 30. The agricul
tural committee of the senate was
scheduled to meet this afternoon at
2 o'clock to discuss the serious farm
situation which now confronts the
country and to make an effort to
devise means for providing relief.
It is considered probable thul a
call will bo issued for a conference
of members of the house and senate
who represent, stales whine agricul
ture is one of the chief industries.
To File Exceptions.
By United Tress.
Washington, Nov. 30. Exceptions
'.' the new proposals of the Swift
and Armour packing companies for
disposing of their stock yard hold
ings, will 'be filed in the District of
Coluniibia supreme court today.
A. Mitchell Palmer, attorney gen-
eral of the United Stales announce.l
that this action would be taken late ;
Find Two Bodies
of Barge's Crew
snip &utiK, ueuer
By United Press. j
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 30. The find- j
ing of two bodies of the crew of the ,
Chilean barge, W. J. Pierrie, which j
has been missing since Friday, and j
the discovery of two others as they
washed ashore at Cape Johnson, ex-!
haiistett but alive, partially confirms !
the belief that the Pierrie has gone
Thirteen of the crew and the wife
of the captain are not yet accounted
for. The bodies of the crew were
found ,by Indians wandering along
the chore near Challem, Wash.
: ;
By United Press. j
Chicago, Nov. 30. The grievances
I of the rail unions which the labor j
organizations declare are being ig-1
inored by the railroad owners, may j
be ssttled in tho future by ,th3
United States Railway Labor board, ;
it was indicated in a statement of a i
board member today.
Is there a way out 'of the ik lc iilty
which has tied up plunih for estab
lishing parks in Chickasha for many
months following the voting of bonds
to tho amount of $100,000 more than
iin year ago?
Tho Lions Club, promoters of the
park proAra.ni, want to know the
answer to this question und ut their
meeting yesterday tho matter was
thoroughly discussed. Reviewing the
status of the proposition, Agler Mel
ton imade the following statement:
"The park bonds were voted, is
sued and sold to . bond purchaser
at par and a premium of about
$2,000.00. Tho purchaser agreed to
pay for the bonds 20 days after they
had been approved by the Attorney
General. The ibonds were approved
by the Attorney General and de
livered to the Security National
Bank ut Oklahoma City for delivery
to tho purchaser when paid for. The
purchaser, gave his check for $2,
000.00, part payment on the bonds.
"The bond market went, down; the
purchaser declined to take up and
pay for the bonds. Some negotiations
were had with reference to the mat
ter in the summer. The mayor con
sulted myself and Mr. Cannichael
with reference to the best course to
pun; up.
"After some investigation and a
consultation with the purchaser he
declined to take up and pay for the
bonds. We advised that a suit
against the purchaser for the amount
which ho agreed io pay for the
bonds -would bo advisable as it would
be perhaps two or three years in
(U'KJtion, keep the bonds tied up
and delay tho improvements which
Hi.! people expected when they voted
tha bonds. In tha meantime the bond
market kept going down.
"We were of the opinion that th
bonds might be sold at tfie best
price obtainable on the purchaser's
contract and the amount obtained
for tho bonds credited on his pur
chase price and suit filed against
him for tho balance. A proposition
was Inudo to purchase the bonds
which we believe would be to the
best. Interests, but owning to finan
cial conditions, the people making
the offer were unable to securs
money with which to pay for them,
"Under the circumstances, we
hav advised that tho citizens of
Chickasha interested in the matter
endeavor to find some market for
the bonds so that they can be sold
and the improvements made. We be
lieve the situation is such that the
people of Chickasha who are inter
ested in seeing the proposed im
provemenls made should endeavor to
work out some plan whereby the
bonds can be disposed of to the best
advantage und the parks and im
provements made as contemplated by
the vote authorizing the issue of th
Various plans for disposing of the
park bonds were suggested. Several
members of, the club expressing the
opinion that tho problem which con
fronts the community can be solved.
On 'motion of Mr. Melton, Orin Ash
ton, president of the club appointed
a committee to meet with the mem
hers of the park board and city of
iicials, with a view to reaching a
(!ccjsj(m regarding the several plans
oronoaed This committee consists
of F. T. Chandler, Harmon Ellis and
Fred M. Frey. A meeting of the com-
nittee was held immodiatelv after
tlio a fl iiit'i m f.n t nf. t lm illt I
"-J""' ...... ..c ... .... "mi ll
is understood that prompt action
will be taken looking to financial
adjustment of the difficulties.
, . tir'ii
Ml'S. HamS Will
RcDreSCIlt Gl'adU
V, , i- Af
VstlttptCV at ItieCt
Mrs- Bertram Harris will represent
tIlB Grady county chapter at the
! national conference of Red Cross
workers to be held in the national
headquarters of the organization ill
j Washington, Pi. C, December 8, p,
and 10. Mrs. Harris expects to leave
December 2 for the national capitol
Chapters throughout the
States will be represented in propor-
tion to their membership.
The enlarged program planned by
the Red Cross for 1921 will be dis
cusEed and an opportunity will be
presented to the representatives ol
the chapters to assist the officials
of national headquarters in formu-
lating the new plans, it was stated
Business of Government Goes on
While Secret Agents Work Be
hind Scenes to Check Any Vi
olence in London.
Residences, Business Burned by Po
lice; Sinn Fein Par;iament Has
Declared War on England
is Belief.
By United Press.
London, Nov. 20. llritlsh officials
is moved by tho fear that a second
Guy Fawkes .might attempt to blow
up both houses of parliament.
While government offices func
tioned regulurly and the usual work
of carrying on Britain's affairs was
transacted without, a hilcli, behind
the scenes, there were only guards
and persons who had proven their
identity and their loyally to the gov
ernment. In both houses of parl'a'ent.
many plain clothesim'ii circulated
Willi the crowds. All were picked
men, expert marksmen and ready
for action In the event of tiny trou
ble. Reprisals Are Taken.
3y United Press.
Dublin, Nov. 30. The smouldering
ruins of the neighborhood of Ca
croom, marked tho funeral rites of lli
uolice, who were m;.as:icreod from
inibnsh last Sunday night.
Immediate reprisals were taken by
roops and police, the population ol
the community suffering nuilerially
Tho reprisal raids, resulted in tlr'
burning of cottages, k,.itmei ks and
other 'buildings in Ihe community
hat marked the scene of (he whole
sale in urder.
Word which has been received
here was to the effect that SI'
Haimar Greenwood, chief secretary.
of Ireland, did not propose to check
the police too severely in the punish
ment of the Sinn JVincrs for the
Meanwhile tho round-up of the
Sinn Fein leaders continued wilh the
police showing increased activity,
Believed War Declared.
By United Press.
London, Nov. 30. That the Sinn
Fein parliament has , formally d"
clared that a state of war exist""
with England, was the belief ex
pressed here today by many off!
cials of the Irish office.
It was stated thai the Irish office
has not direct information that wa
has been declared on England by
'.he Sinn Fein parliament, evidence
which has been accumulated indi
cates that such a step has been
By United Press.
Aboard the Steamship Pastores
Nov. 30. President-elect Harding
was to spend the day in Jamaica
Most of the time was to be taken ur
iding through the famous Blue
mountains of that Island.
The Pastores was scheduled tr
dock at Kingston and Mr. and Mrs.
Harding were to lie the guests o'
General Probyn. governor of the is
land at luncheon.
Miss Mattio Holcomb, deputy court
clerk, yesterday issued a marriage
license to Austin Lambert, age 2i.
of Durant, and Miss Kva Hill, age
IS, of Marlow.
0 J
. :
WMh but tow absentees the four
coinimttoos In charge of ChlckiiHlia's
interests in the "Hotter Cities Con
test," in which a dozen or more o;'
the larger towns in Oklahoma are
participating, held their first, .meet
ing at the Chamber of Commerce
rooms Monday evening, going over
the general plans suggested by Dr.
McKeevor, promoter of the contest,
and taking the preliminary steps for
getting tho campaign under way.
In his "keynote" speech, Supt. T.
T. Montgomery, chairman of the
general committee, observed, "Thl.i
H a better cities contest. It is not
that there is any objection to big
ger cities; in fact, the cities that
'lecome better will probably grow
bigger, but in this campaign which
we' uro launching, the primary idea
will be to make a belter city. We
are to engage in a contest with a
number of enterprising communities
'.O decide which is the host town in
which to live and rear a family. The
activities in which we shall engage
:enter around commonly conditions
as a whole, the church, the home
and the school, and a committee will
)0 in char-jo of ouch of these de
partments. I uin. sure that there U
much that we can do and much that
we must do if we hope to win this
After outlining the general plans,
for the contest, Mr. Montgomery
called upon the chairman of tha
various committees for expressions.
Dr. A. B. Leeds, chairman of (lie
community committee, said the first
thing to be done was to decide
whether Chickasha really wanted to
?et into the contest in earnest. "We
might as well stop right now if we
ire going into this thing in a half
hearted way," he declared. "This
contest will accomplish nothing un
less all the people of the town are
willing to co-operate enthusiastically i
'n it." '
'Speaking "for the cmmnilioe on j
ichools, J. F. Hatcher, principal of j
'he Junior High, said there was no
ioubt. in his opinion that the people
f Chickaslni would bo willing tn
to everything needful to put their j
ichools in a condition to score high.
Mr. Hatcher, who is head of the
American Legion post' here, also a i
lounced that the Legion had already
aken the matter up and -more than
-hree hundred members of the post
'iad pledged themselves to co-operate
'n the better Cities movement.
Rev. C. n. James, Itev. Sam D.
Taylor, Mrs. T. H. Dwyer, It. Ii,
barefoot and others spoke earnestly
In favor of entering the contest. "I
wouldn't want to live in a town
hat was unwilling to take part in
such a contest," said Mr. Taylor. At
ho close of the discussion on motion
if Dr. Leeds, it was unanimously
oted to get into the contest "with
'loth feet." On further motion, the
"our committees were instructed to
meet the following day and prepare
'heir plans, reporting back to a mooi
ng of the general committee, 'which
v ill be held Tuesday evening Decem
ber 7.
The Shawnee Rotary club has of
'ered a prize of $2300 to the winner
f tile contest and several other
-mailer prizes have been offered by
ndividuals and towns. The contest j
s to continue till next fall
wnen a ,
ommittye of prominent men and
voinen, chosen by Dr. McKeever,
.vill visit the various cities, 'making
i thorough inspection of them and
leciding the winner.
Annual Meetings
of Poultrui Assn.
Be Held on Dec. 4
The annual meeting of the Grady
county Poultry Federation will be
held in Chickasha December 4th,
the last day 'of the county poultry
ihow. Mrs. Nettie R. 'Coryell,' county
home demonstration agent, an
nounced this morning. The meeting
will be held in the show building.
113 Chickasha avenue.
Mrs. Coryell urged that every
member of the federation attend
this meeting.
Printed ' reports that the show
will be held on December 1-2-3 were
erroneous, Mrs. Coryell pointed out
this morning. The show will open.
Thursday, December 2nd, and will
close Saturday, December 4th. Ar
rangemcpts for the show are being
completed today.
Means Delay of Several Days, R
port States; Must Ball Out
Again Before Can Drill Into
Sand for Big Test.
Trouble in drilling the plug out
of the Cosmos Petroleum company's
test, on the Hair farm, in section 22-3-8,
is being experienced and officers
of the company stated that it would
probably require several ,moro days'
work to get tho well In shupo to
drill Into tho 2112 foot sund, on
which they uro cemented.
Tho well was bailed dry uiid was
said to be In good shape when the
i , , . .
miiii. hum luwereu ID SlUIL WOI'K Oil
the. plug. After drilling a short time,
the wooden plug on top of tho co
nvent was knocked loose. Some water
came into the well causing the
wooden plug to float. The drillers
state that there will be no trouble
in shutting off the water and get
ting the plug out and that, tho only
result will be a delay of several
days while the plug Is being sal
vaged and the well again bailed out
preparatory to drilling in.
Work is continuing steadily and it
is expected at tins time that they
will have drilled into tho sand and
given it a test before the end of the
Complain to Soviet Government; Ask
Date be set to Further Action;
League Proposes Yearly
By United' Press.
Warsaw, Nov. ;i0.Dussian delegates
who are attending tho conference in
Riga are delaying the signing of the
peace agreements, the Polish gov
ernment charged in a wireless mes
sage to the soviet government.
doing over the heads of tho Rus
Biuu peace delegates, Polish officials
proposed directly that the date be
set for the signing of permanent
peace und that the two nations begin
at once the discussion of the mili
tary guarantees.
Propose Meeting Dates.
By United Press.
Ceneva. Nov. ISO. Tho first Mon
day of every September was propos
ed as the regular meeting date for
the League or Nations assembly.
If is believed that Ihe assembly
will approve the plan as suggested
i bv the assembly's rntnmUulMn nn
ganization, which made the recom-
mendatlons io tin. t'CHPrnl liwltr It,
j Unemployment is
! on Increase Say .
Federal Reports
; By United Press.
j Chicago, Nov. "0. Unemployment
Increased steadily in :he .midwest
during the last month, while the
j whole vol uire of business showed a
, decline, the Seventh Federal Re
i serve bank of Chicago reported in a
; survey of conditions in Illinois, In
J diana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri
I and parts of Kansas and Nebraska,
i White in- n. are more plentiful than
jobs, it was reported, out it was
stated that the amount of idleness
I is no greater at present than at
this period of the winter of 19H.
A Soulier giving his name as Lloyd
V. Drake, alleged deserter from Ft.
Sill, was returned to that post this
morning. He was escorted to Ft. Sill
by A. Sidney Hancock, deputy sher
iff. The soldier was picked up here
1 thia week.
Tax Rolls Show Total $1,017,018.74:;
This Figure About $34,000 In Ex
cess of Former Year, Says
Chickasha Tax Near $140,000; Two
Mill State Levey Nets $61,422;
Figures Given on County
Towns and Townships.
Grady county tax rolls for the year
of 1020 call for the collection of
$1,017, (MS. 7 1 in tuxes, according to
figures compiled in tho office or J.
D. Rryan, county assessor.
This amount is approximately $0t,-
i)00 more than the 1011) taxes, the
records show. Taxes this year, us a
general rule, will be no higher Hum
lust year, except in a few localities.
In the C'hjckushu, Tut tie ::iid Nlnne
uh school districts, Die levy rato is
materially higher. This is true in
several rural districts, while other
districts will pay a tax smaller than
that of 1019.
L. A. Sanders, county treasurer,
states that the state , county und
township taxes combined will ihe a
fraction less than last year, The
only material difference, he says, is
In the school levies, some of which
are higher and some lower.
grand total of the tax extended
on tho tax rolls shows that the city
of Chickasha and the incorporated
towns in the county will be bene
fitted as follows:
Chickasha, $130,227.50; Minco, $f,
150.C1; Verden, J1.42S.31; Tuttle,
R305.7G; Rush Springs, 8,021.f..
The two iii'lil stuto levy will net
$01,422.78 in firmly county.
The amounts to be received by
the various townships follow: Amber,
J2.02t.47; Alex, $1.30(1.42; Bradley,
1,074.:):!; Cross, $2,317.10; Chandler,
M.84.-,.4S; Chickasha, $0,707.32; Dut
'.on, $1,000.47; Harrison, $1,034.41!;
"lillsboro, $3,227.41; Lucille, $2,080.
'!7; Mfddleberg, $1,100.30; Ninnekuh,
$ 1,922.41 ; Poccaset, $1,500.33; Pralr-
Valley $1,020.21; Rush Springs,
fi.li;3.13; Shirley, $2,873.77; Starr,
$2,078.75; Tuttle, $:,478.r,l ; Tabior,
tl.002.79; Union, $3,014. 03; Walden,
$2,710.50; Washington, $1,502.81;
Vincent, $1,422.55.
Chickasha school district will re
ceive $1 10,275.70; Minco school dis
trict, $13,078.30; Tuttle, $15,673.21 ;
Poccasel, $!3,:i'50.10; Amber, f8,010-
0; Ninnekah, $12,07 1.43; Alex, $12,
204.00; 1) rail ley, $0,404.05; Rush
Springs, $18,323.10.
American Legion
Gels Rifles For
Its Firing Squad
Ten Springfield rifles to be use!
'y the post's filing squad have been
eceived by t ho Chickasha post of
the American I.egiou, it was an
nounced today by J. F. Hatcher, post
Volleys of shols are fired over tin
graves o former soldiers who nro
burled under the auspices of Ihe
American Legion. The guns also will
he used in patriotic celebrations,
etc., Commander Hatcher said today.
New officers for the Woman's
Missionary society of the Methodist
church will be elected at a meeting
of the society to be held Thursday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, at the
home of Mrs. J. W. Templeton, 22S
South Sixth street. Rusiness of im
portance will be transacted and a
large attendance is desired, it wa
stated this morning.
V By United Press.
Boston, Nov. 30. Charles
Ponzi, the "bushel basket" mil-
lionaire, who defrauded hun-
h dreds of people iu his great
"get rich quick" scheme here,
has pleaded guilty and has
been sentenced to serve five
years in the Plymouth jail.

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