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KREBS. OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 20th. 1921.
WHAT IS DOING i
A REVIEW OF EVENTS OF WEEK
FROM ALL SECTIONS
FORCE CUT IN 112 PLANTS
Most Idle Men Auto Workers, Labor
Commissioner Says In
Oklahoma City. One hundred and
twelve manufacturing anil industrial
establishments in the principal indus
trial town of the state, eniploying'24,
556 poisons under normal conditions,
have reduced their working forces to
1,221, or are working approximately
one-sixth of their former forces, ac
coiding to the monthly report of
Claude E. Connally, commissioner of
labor and director of the federal state
A largo po; cent of idle laborers arc
automobilo workers, he believes.
"Some concerns," he declares, "indi
cate a, genoal falling off in automo
bile shop lepalr work and lack of con
fidence of the general buying public."
Takinyuip manufacturing and other
industries' of the state, Connally ob
serves that many plants are not oper
ating nt this time on account of the
scarcity of orders. Skilled workers,
in spite of this condition, are asking
for Increased wages. A great surplus
of manufactured stock In being held
by glass plants, the report says.
" Cotton seed oil mills liiive received
thoir -share of the cut In orders and
according to one report to which Con
nally refers, a certain plant has re
duced its working force to about 5
per cent of its former status.
CROWS MENACE IN STATE
U. S. Officials To Help Cope With
Norman. Threatening destruction
of crops and birds of Oklahoma, the
recent migration of crows to this
state .'.as pioved a menace to the f arm
ors and excited the interest of scien
tific men of the University of Okla
homa and others outside the state, ac
cording to Prof. Aute Richards, head
f the department of zoology here.
Complaints from farmers at Moore
recently have been received, sajing
that bunches of crows, numbering
from 10,000 to 15,000 have been mak
ing harmful depredations on their
Another crow roost has been re
ported near Guthrie, and is said to
consist of between 40,000 and 50,000
crows. Although they rango over a
wide territory during the day, they re
turn to a central roosting place at
ROAD SOON TO BE READY
Bridge Is Missing Link On Pawhuska
Pawhuska. Pawhuska soon will
have a passable outlet to the steadily
growing oil camp near here adjoining
the Bartlesville road, when the direct
thoroughfare between these two cities
Osage county has expended thou
sands of dollars in this project and
Bartlesville recently contributed $25,
000 to work the road from that end
The missing link was a bridge. No
provision was made in the Osage
county budget for its construction.
The Pawhuska Commercial club has
appointed a committee with instruc
tions to devise moans for financing
nnd constructing this bridge, which
will cost ?5,000.
! New Officers Take Oath.
' Oklahoma City. Justice John B.
Harrison, of Sayre, democrat, was se
lected chief justice of the Oklahoma
state supreme court at a conference
of members of the newly constituted
couit. He succeeds the retiring chief
justice, Robert M. llalaey, democrat,
of Atoka. Oatho were administered
prior to the conference to the four re
publican mombors of tho court elected
last Novefber. Thoy are G. M. Nichol
son, Sulphur; C. H. Citing. Durant;
V, E, Kennanier, MadUl, and John n.
Millar, Sapulpa. E. m. Hughes, ot
Oklahoma City, "state corporation com
missioner, and 1. 8. Beesoy, of Miami,
now member nf the ecrfflfftal court of.
appeal, also were clvcn the oath or
office. Following administration of
the oath of office, Justice Rainey con
prntliilated the newly elected officials
upon their entrance to the court and
the conforenco for the selection of
the chief justice was called.
Chlckacha Man Kills 200 Rats.
Chickasha. Earl Eldrldge. ii'uloyi
of an oil company hero, did r.- t wait
for the chamber ot commerce un'i-mt
drive to stait. Eldrldge reported to
the chamber headquarters that he had
slaughtered 200 lata in the last few
Foils Bandit by Free'Use of Fist.
Okmulgee. With a swing to the jaw
G. G. Martin, managing editor or the
Democrat, routed a negro bandit who
attempted to hold him up. The ne
fro is believed by police to be the
eatue man who earlier in the evening
held up other persons.
Okcene Farmers Build Elevator
Okeene. - Farmers heie have begun
rork on their large warehouse and el
ovatnr. The structure is being Mult
or tile and will cost $25,000.
.STATE HIGH IN BROOM CORfl
Second In Grain Sorghums area 7'hird
In Winter Wheat.
Oklahoma is by far the leading
broom corn producing state in the
United States, is second In grain sor
ghums acreage, thlid in winter wheat
acreage, lourth in the average yield of
peanuts but drops from fourth to sev- I
cnth In cotton, on estimates of all
crops in the state lor 1920, Issued by '
the federal bureau of crop estimates
and the state department of agricul
ture. Lindsay, Garvin county, one of the
largest wagon broom corn markets in
tho union, contributed the heaviest
supply to Oklahoma's ranking of first
in this ciop last year, tho reports
show. The state has maintained its
Jead in broom corn, despite the fact
that "the farmers have cut their
broom coin acreage gradually for the
last four jears. From a price of $255
a ton paid the farmer in 1917, the low
price of $90 waa paid in December,
MIAMI MINE SCHOOL OPENS
Report of Institution Shows Progress
Miami. The Miami School of Mine3
created under authority of the legisla
ture of 1919, will he ready for occu
pancy about February 1, according to
a" report made by its directors and
submitted to legislators convened in
the eighth assembly at Oklahoma City.
Opening in temporary quarters con
sisting of a suite of Ave looms with
an enrollment of twenty, there are at
present sixty-thiee students attending
the school, tho report declares.
Despite cramped conditions and a
lack of sufficient competent instruct
! ors. a course of study which 1b equiv
! alent to that of a technical high school
specializing in the scientific and
I mathematical branches which are use
ful In mining, has beon Instituted part
ly. Courses In geology, mineralogy,
and mine accounting also will bo ob
tainable under the plans of the direc
tors, covering a regular two year term.
BANKS FINANCE FARMERS
Representatives at Sulphur Meeting
Approve Cotton Association.
Sulphur. At a meeting held to con
sider plans of the Oklahoma Cotton
Growers' Association for organizing
the cotton farmers of Murray county,
the movement was approved by tho
representatives of seven banks in tho
The bankers agreed to finance all
worthy farmers who might wish to
join the association, but who found
membership fee, according to Ben
Colbert, who is, with W. F. Phillips,
county agent, in charge of the organ
ization work in this county.
COTTON MOVE IS POPULAR
Sixty.five Per Cent of Farmers Join
Purcell. Sixty-five per cent of Mc
Clain county cotton farmers are now
banded together as members of Ok
lahoma Cotton Growers' Association,
according to records on file at the of-
flee ot Word Cromwell, county agent.
Iu point of numbers the county Is
closely crowding the mark of 1,000
announced by Garvin county a few
days ago, more than 800 McClain
county farmers now being signed up.
Liquor Car Is Intercepted.
McAlestor. A tip that an auto load
ed with booze was due to go through
this city produced the biggest haul iu
many a day for James B. Uowell, fed
eral enforcement officer, who along
with William I'hebus, chief of police ot
Krebs, and John Larison, McAlestor
orflcor, intercepted the auto, getting
sixty-nine gallons of corn whiskey.
Durant Mill Companies Consolidate
Duranl. One of the largest deals in
the history ot Durant was conmunmat
ed with the consolidation of the Du
rant Milling company and the Durant
Grain & Elevator company. The new
corporation will be known as the Du
nnt Milling company, having a capi
tal stock of $250,000.
Ponca City To Kill Rats.
Ponca City. Ponca City retnilen
I have set January 22 as the official da
to "kill the rat." Hats arc said to
bo increasing in Ponca City at an
'alarming rate. Opposition to the io-
dent will lake the form of a mid-winter
Neff Invited as Muskogee Guest.
Muskogee. Governor Pat M. Neff,
of Texas, will bo invited to bo the
principal speaker at the convention of
Oklahoma's young democrats here on
February 22. Alter reorganizing the
Muskpgee club, members decided to
have the newly elected official of
Texas as the guest of honor Urre on
Officer Kills Muskogeo Boy.
Muskogee. -Eugene Wiley, 11 year
old son of a Muskogee attorney, was
shot to death by 'Policeman Paul No
hies, who says he discovered Wiley
and a companion fleeing after commit
ting a burglary in a down town office
building. According to Nobles, he an
swered a call to the building for bur
glars, lie says he discovered Wiloy
and Bailey making their getaway. He
did Bot recognize them as boys, ho
d'-mares. Police assert the boys haTS
liees suspected of many burglaries.
GAS CASE 'TO HIGH COURT
Oklahoma City Muskogee To Seek
Writ of Prohibition on Rate Raise.
Oklahoia City. On the ground that
tho corporation commission has over-
I stepped the powers granted It by the
constitution, Oklahoma City in con
1 Junction with Muskogee, will apply to
the state supreme court immediately
for a writ of prohibition to nullify tho
I commission's order granting a 10 cent
I gas rate increase to tho Oklahoma
I company. This was decided at a meet
ing of the city commission, when J.
S. Estes, special counselor for Okla
homa City, announced that W. P. Mc
Glnnls, city attorney of Muskogeo, had
j advised him that the Muskogee city
, commission will Join Oklahoma City
Ponca City Boy Goes to Annapolis.
Ponca City. Carl Mills Stanley,
high school boy, son of George L. Stan
ley, building contractor here, has re
ceived an appointment of Annapolis,
according to announcement received
from Representative Charles Swlndall
of this district, who made tho appoint
ment. Tank Cars In Lower Class.
Tulsa. Tank cars loaded or other
wipe, which has held preferential rank
in tho classification of freight on tho
Frisco, have been relegated to fourth
rank in a new schedule. Livestock is
first; perishables Becond; merchan
dise is third and tanks fourth.
County Farm Agents Held Meet.
Durant County farm agents of
southeastern Oklahoma held a two
day meeting at Durant. Farm agents
' were present from all counties In this
Pa of the state. Dlversificathm of
farming was the main topic for dia
Many Kendrick Farmers Move.
Kendrlck. More farm tenants
, around Kendrick are moving than has
been known before. Changes are Kald
to be the result of farmers seeking
more favorable rental contracts.
is manufactured of carefully selected
stc zk, cut accurately to all standard
sizes and seasoned thoroughly by
open-air process. We carry both
rough and dressed lumber in several
grades -suitable for various purposes.
We Assure Satisfaction
to every customer, no matter what the
amount of his purchase. Gome and talk
over your plans with us. We can show you
how to save money in buying all kinds of
Buyers Get Quality Guaranteed
on All Supplies
MWKnaauMn- mm m . . ri i i n m
Antrim Lumber Company
E. D. COX, Prop; Krebs, Okla.
FARMERS SAVE THOUSANDS
Couny Agents' Reports Show Organi
zation Work Is Increasing.
Stillwater. Cooperative buying and
selling through farm organizations
saved farmers of Oklahoma $585,459
in 1920, according to reports of county
agents, which are the basis of tho re
port of the extension division of tho
Oklahoma A. & M. college, just issued.
Duiing the year 2,603 car loads of
farm products were sold by these or
ganizations, and 941 cars of supplies
were purchased. On wheat, corn, mix
ed feed, cottonseed, coal and binder
twino, a saving of $415,282 was real
ized. The work of the extension division
of the college was carried op during
the past year under flitter dlflorent
heads as follows: Administration,
printing and publications, county
agents, boy's club woik, home demon
stration and girls club work, rural
sanitation, extension work for negro
men and boys, extension work for ne
gro women and girls, farm engineer
ing, hog cholera control, horticulture,
cotton classing and marketing and
road control work.
LEGION TO KEEP RECORDS
All Given Hospital Relief In and Out
of State to Be Recorded.
Oklahoma City. A complete record
of all Oklahoma soldiers admitted to
hospitals In tho state and outside will
bo compiled and kept up to date in the
state headquartors of tho American
Legion as the result of a meeting of
the department hospitalization com
mittee. Arrangements wre made with Dr.
T. H. Scott, supervisor of tho public
health service, for notification to" tho
legion headquarters of tho admission
and discharge from hospitals of every
disabled former servlco man.
To provide for the visiting of men In
hospitals and for their rollef aud en
tortalnraaat posts In tho vicinity of
hospitals will be furnished with a
complete list of admissions to these
hospitals each week. Posts will bo
asked to select committees for regular
visits at the institutions. Funds are
to be raiftd by the posts to provide
for magazines, books, tobacco and
fruit for distribution to tho disabled
w!,caMiw'yHiwwMrawiMiiiiiiiiii mum i in a
START DRAINAGE PROJECT
Farmers to Ask Congress to Dig Ditch
to Straighten River.
El Reno. Petitions will bo circulat
ed among farmers living In tho North
Canadian river bottoms' here, asking
Canadian county commissioners to ere
ate a drainage district so that bond,
may bo voted to straighten the rivei
from tho west line to the east line of
tho county, according to a decision
reached at a meeting of tho farmers.
Commislsoncrs will be directed b.
the farmers to petition the department
of the interior for tho privilege ol
'cutting the ditches across the Indian
land In tho river bottom on tho wcsl
Bide of the county.
Efforts will be made to get a special
appropriation by congress covering
the expense of cutting the ditch
through the Indian land. It is esti
mated that tho project will cost morc
than 1,000,000. A committee will b
appointed to confer with the count,
INDIAN LAND TO BE SOLD
Seventeen Tracts Will Be Offered Or
Ardmore. Under direction of Col. f
A. Mills, field agent of the Unite
States Indian service at Ardmore, .
Bale of Indian lands will bo conductc .
at tho local olllco in the postoflli
building at 1 o'clock Monday afte
noon, January 24.
In all, there will be seventeen trnc'
of land offeretl at the sale, comprisii
a total acreage of more- than 1,3
acres, located in six counties.
CRIME WAVE FAILS TO HIT
Drastic Action of Peace Officers PUvJ
Damper On Criminally Inclined.
Oklahoma City. Predictions that
wave of trlme, which lias been repo
ed as sweeping eastern states, wou
hit Oklahoma have been proven fa'
by reports from all parts of Ok
homa within the past week.
Drastic measures of preparednc
against the predicted wave of crir
hns had a discouraging effect up
those who might ho criminally
clined, it is said. This applies es '
cially to the larger cities of the ata