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OKbits FilesPawnee Chief, Pawnee Co., OK 1933 - 1942

by Rita Buford rbcats@yahoo.com
With Permission From D. Jo Ferguson, Publisher Of Pawnee Chief


February 7, 1935 - Pawnee Courier-Dispatch Newspaper

In Memory - In memory of Carl RIDGEWAY who departed this life two months ago - January 24, 1935.
Your memory is as dear today,
As the day you passed away.
We have missed your coming footsteps,
We have missed you everywhere.
Home has lost its greatest sunbeam
Since you left us Carl, dear.
Peaceful be thy rest, dear Carl.
It is sweet to speak thy name
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same.
Tonight the moons and stars are shining on a lone and silent grave. Beneath lies one we loved so dearly, but whom we could not save. Our dear Savior will be with thee to repay the suffering here. And by the help of Jesus, we will meet thee over there. Your loved ones will still linger around the spot where you are laid.
By his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Ridgeway and Family.
Submitted by family researcher: Rita BUFORD - rbcats@yahoo.com

IN MEMORY
In memory of Mrs. G.A. MCKINZIE who passed away January 20, 1935.
She was our mother, so patient and kind;
She has gone on to heaven and left us behind.
We miss her dear presence, we miss her dear sweet face;
No one on this earth can take her dear place.
She prayed to our Father in troubles and grief;
She praised his sweet name in his trusting belief.
We bid her good bye with tears in our eyes;
We will meet her again in heaven's blue skies.
By her daughter: Mrs. W.T. RIDGEWAY & Family (Lillie McKinzie Ridgeway)
Submitted by great, great granddaughter: Rita Buford rbcats@yahoo.com

Rosella Blanch SHAW
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred SHAW of Pawnee, passed from life January 30, 1935. Rosella was born April 8th, 1926 7 1/2 miles northwest of Pawnee, where she had lived during her brief life. After an illness of about 2 weeks, she passed away at the Pawnee Memorial Hospital, January 30th, 1935.
She leaves to mourn her going her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Fred SHAW, 3 sisters and one brother: Mildred, Hazel, Deloris Ann and Carl. Her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D.R. WEBBERT and Mr. and Mrs. Will VENTERA, the latter of Cedarvale, Kansas; other relatives of Pawnee county: 5 uncles, 1 aunt, cousins and other relatives. Services were conducted by A.J. Bradshaw from the Christian Church, burial in Highland Cemetery.

In Loving Memory

In memory of our dear loving daughter and sister, Rosella Blanch Shaw, who departed this life, January 30, 1935 at the Pawnee General Hospital.
A daughter has left our fireside,
A sister has gone to rest,
Her place in the home is vacant,
But she is gone to the land of the blest.

She beckons us onward and upward,
Her life shall now be our guide.
To lead us always toward Heaven
Where she will forever abide.

Then grieve not for her, dear loved ones,
Her trials of life are now over.
And we know that some day we shall meet her,
On that bright and beautiful shore.

But when the evening's shades are falling,
And we are feeling so alone,
In our hearts there comes a longing
If she could only come home.

She shall never be forgotten,
Never shall her memory fade.
Sweetest thoughts will always linger,
Around the grave where she is laid.

By her friends and her loved ones
Who on this earth will miss her so.
But our only guide and comfort is
To live so we will be prepared to meet her,
When our time has come to go.
By her mother and father and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred SHAW

SCABA
Wm. Scaba, son of Herman and Mary Scaba was born in Sigowney, Iowa, October 17, 1866. Died at the age of 68 years. Was united in marriage to Kate RUDOLPH. To this union seven children were born. Two sons, Earl and Ralph, and daughter, Mrs. Elsie WADE, residing in Canada. Two daughters, Mrs. Anna BIJCEK and Mrs. Edna BIJCEK of Pawnee County. One son and one daughter preceded him in death.
Two brothers: George of Lincoln County and Henry in California and one sister, Mrs. Minnie GOODMAN of Oklahoma City. Two brothers and 3 sisters preceded him in death.
The family came to Pawnee County in 1893 and homesteaded. In 1906 they went to Canada where they resided until 1920. They then returned to Pawnee County to their present home.
Funeral services were held from the Christian Church in Pawnee, Sunday, February 3 at 2 o'clock, p.m., conducted by Eld. M.F. INGRAHAM. The large auditorium of the church was filled by neighbors and friends from the community where he had lived. Interment was in Highland Cemetery.

Resolutions:
WHEREAS, on the 15th day of January, 1935, Lee CORNOG, a member of Quay Rebekah Lodge No. 214 I.O.O.F. of Quay, Oklahoma was called by death to the Great Beyond, and WHEREAS, her passing has filled the members of this lodge with sadness and sorrow and has left a vacancy that will be greatly felt, therefore be it.
RESOLVED, that we extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of our departed sister in their Great Bereavement, and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of these resolutions be spread on the minutes of this Lodge, that a copy be sent to the family, and that our charter be draped in her memory for a period of thirty days.

Notice of Settlement of Account and Distribution:
In the Matter of the Estate of J.W. NIMERICK, Deceased - No. 1704 - Notice is hereby given that Ray W. NIMERICK, the duly appointed, qualified and acting executor of the estate of J.W. NIMERICK, deceased, has rendered and presented for settlement and filed in said COURT, his final account and report of his proceedings as such executor and that Wednesday the 27th day of February, 1935 at 2:00 in the afternoon at the County Court room in the City of Pawnee, in said County of Pawnee, has been duly appointed for the settlement of said account, distribution of the estate and discharge of such executor, at which time and place any person interested in said estate may appear and file his exceptions in writing to the account and contest the same. I.N. KIMREY, County Judge, J.B. SOWDER, Attorney for Executor.

Sagerville News:

It is reported that Bud LONG's baby has the mumps.

Mr. B.L. WITTICH went to Signett and took dinner with his son, Raymond and family Tuesday. He also went to his mother's estate and Raymond brought him home in the evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Silas ROBINSON and Olive's children and Mr. and Mrs. Logan LUFTES all spent Tuesday evening on the Pritchett pond on the H.R. place. They reported a fine time.

Mrs. GREGOR, a sister of Henry and Emma MOEBIUS was operated on Thursday for appendicitis. Her sister is here now caring for her. She is a graduate nurse from St. Louis.

Clifford OGLE, 23, who has made his home with his sister on the Duncan farm, committed suicide by shooting himself Thursday night. He lived one hour and a half after he was shot. He was buried near Cushing, beside his mother.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry SNEED's baby has double pneumonia is is quite low.

Miss Eunice OLIVE called on Mrs. WITTICH Sunday. She has quit school at Sagerville and will help her mother.

Mr. Henry WITTICH, of Yale, and son, Bobby Jack, called at his parental home Friday evening. He had some bad luck, he backed off a foot embankment and had to be pulled out. They were lucky no one was hurt.

Mr. and Mrs. BOWER and children, Gordon and Billy Lou, were callers at the parental home of Mr. and Mrs. B.L. WITTICH Sunday en route from Glencoe.

Mr. and Mrs. H.R. WITTICH of Pawnee, were out to their farm and called on Mr. and Mrs. Logan LUFTES and called on his brother, B.L. WITTICH and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Silas Robinson spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs. Logan LUFTES.

Local news: Chas. WATE had a car accident Saturday but no one was injured.


March 9, 1939 Pawnee Courier Dispatch
Martha B. TAYLOR was born in Daviess County, Missouri, near Pattonsburg, October 18, 1857. Departed this life Friday, February 24, 1939 at the age of 81 years, 3 months, 27 days. She was united in marriage to David WATSON March 8, 1888. To this union, five children were born. She moved with her husband and children from Missouri to Orlando, Oklahoma, in 1901 and lived there for five years. In 1906, she moved to Skedee, and lived there for 27 years. Her husband, one son and one daughter, preceded her in death.
After her husband's death, she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Fred SHARP, at Sumner, Oklahoma. She leaves to mourn her going three sons, W.O. of New Orleans, Louisiana; E.J. of Butts, Montana; Clarence of Wichita, Kansas; and one daughter, Mrs. Fred SHARP of Sumner; 9 grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. J.M. WALLACE of Douglass, several nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
All that loving hands could do was done, but God saw fit to call her home. She was converted at the age of 16, and joined the Baptist Church, of which she was a constant member until moving to Skedee, where she joined the Nazarene Church, which she loved to attend.
Dearest mother thou hast left us,
Andy thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.

Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life has fled,
And in Heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our thanks to our friends and neighbors who extended their help and sympathy during the death and illness of our mother and grandmother, and for the beautiful floral offering.
Mr. and Mrs. W.O. TAYLOR and Family
Mr. and Mrs. E.J. WATSON and Family
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence WATSON and Family
Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. SHARP and Family
Submitted by WATSON Family Researcher: Rita BUFORD - rbcats@yahoo.com

In Memory
In memory of our dear father and husband, William J. GARNER, who passed beyond the vail, March 7, 1938.
Dearest Father how we miss you
As we travel o'er life's sands.
To be with Jesus in that home not made with hands.
It was hard the hour of parting,
O, how hard no tongue can tell.

But God giveth and he taketh
Yet he doeth all things well.
To that home to be with Jesus
Where no sorrow doth assail.

We have missed you, yes, we've missed you.
Since you passed beyond the vail.
We have grieved for you dear Father,
Still we know you are at rest,
In the blessed arms of Jesus
On his gentle loving breast.

You have left us dearest Father,
for your home beyond the shore.
To that home of life eternal,
Where the parting is no more.

When this mortal life is over, and our time is to go
Oh, we hope that we will meet you,
Where the crystal waters flow.
Contributed by his daughter, Mrs. Boyd LAWSON

Local News:

Mr. and Mrs. James DAUGHERTY, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred NUTTLE, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth TYSON and son, "Pee-Wee" were Ponca City visitors Monday evening.

Judge and Mrs. Orrin PALMER spent the week end with relatives in Cleveland and remained over for his regular court day in the Cleveland Division of County Court.

Judge and Mrs. Thurman HURSS and family, of Oklahoma City, were in Pawnee Thursday, to attend the FLETCHER funeral.


Pawnee Courier-Dispatch

June 27, 1940

Donald Ray CHAMBERS was born June 11, 1910 and died June 20, leaving to mourn his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray CHAMBERS and other relatives and friends.
In memory of Donald Ray
Now like a dewdrop shrined
Within a crystal stone
Thou art safe in Heaven, my dove
Safe with the source of love

John Smith BARNES was born in Columbia, Missouri, on February 15, 1875 and departed this life June 17, 1940, at the age of 65 years, 4 months, and two days.
He bore his sickness with patience and proved to be a wonderful husband and father to his family.
He leaves to mourn his departure a loving wife, Mrs. Orbie Maude BARNES, 5 sons and 5 daughters: Mr. and Mrs. Lee BARNES, Pawnee; Mr. and Mrs. George BARNES, Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. Barney BARNES, Ellinwood, Kansas; Mr. Bennie BARNES, Pawnee; Mr. Hubert BARNES, Pawnee; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur PRINCE, Twin Falls, Idaho; Mr. and Mrs. Clair COLCLAIZER, Pawnee; Mrs. Zada GLOVER, Great Bend, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Royal WATSON, Skedee; and Mrs. Ida VANSTEENBURGH, Pawnee.
He also leaves to mourn two brothers and sister-in-laws: Mr. and Mrs.George BARNES and Mr. and Mrs. Barney BARNES of Sturgeon, Missouri; one sister, Mrs. Larinda STONE of Roachport, Missouri; and ten grandchildren, along with a host of other relatives and friends.
Eight of his children were at his bedside when death came, but two were unable to be with him at that time.

Our loving father, he is gone
The one we loved so well.
A vacant place is in our home
Which never can be filled.

Funeral services were held at the Christian Church in Pawnee, at 2:30 Thursday afternoon with Rev. A.J. BRADSHAW in charge. Two solo numbers were sung by Mrs. W.C. WILLIAMS, with Mrs. Alfred SEEVERS at the organ.
Interment was in the Highland Park Cemetery at Pawnee, Oklahoma.
Submitted by John S. BARNES' great grand daughter, Rita F. Buford rbcats@yahoo.com

Card of Thanks - We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for the beautiful floral offering and help rendered during the sickness and death of our beloved husband and father. Mrs. John BARNES and family.


Pawnee Chief - First Edition

October 9, 1941

Ed GRAY, Old Timer is Dead
E.G. (Ed) Gray, one of the oldest newspaper men in Oklahoma, both in years and in service, died at the Pawnee Hospital early Wednesday morning, after an illness of many months.
Mr. Gray had been in newspaper work in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma since the early 1870's. One time an owner of the Arkansas City Traveler, he had worked on the Kansas City Star. He was an early day clerk at the Osage Indian Agency at Pawhuska.
He came to Pawnee more than 40 years ago and entered the newspaper field as owner and editor of the Times-Democrat. He sold the paper and retired from that work during the World War. His newspaper career was more or less turbulant due to his aggressive policy of refusing to dodge any issue. His fueds with various early day political characters is well remembered by his contemporaries.
Retiring from newspaper work, he conducted a news stand in Pawnee until just before the death of his wife, which occurred several years ago. His ill health the past few years has prevented any business activity.
Mr. Gray and Miss Getrude FOWLER were married in Arkansas City, April 7, 1896. Two sons, Lawrence and Ralph, were born to the couple; both survive.
The deceased was more than 85 years old, having been born March 25, 1856 in Clearmont County, Ohio.

Car Occupants Are Unhurt In Wreck
Two cars were involved in a collision at the intersection of 7th and Harrison Streets in Pawnee at 7:15 a.m., Saturday, October 4. Everett SKIDGEL, of Pawnee, was driving a 1936 Ford coach west on Highway 64 and attempted to make a left turn; colliding with a 1941 Studebaker Champion driven by Clyde STEWART, of Bartlesville. STEWART was driving east on Highway 64 and Harrison Street. He was accompanied by W.D. NELSON and Van NARAMORE of Tonkawa. About $75.00 damage was done to the Skidgel car, and approximately $175.00 to the Stewart automible. Skidgel was arrested for violation of rules of the road, for making a left turn. None of the parties involved was seriously injured.

Mrs. Lena ROWLAND Died Here Monday
Mrs. Lena ROWLAND, 76, died at her home here Monday afternoon, following an illness of several months. She was the mother of Joe Rowland, manager of Meurer Abstract Company.
Funeral services were to be conducted Thursday afternoon, October 9, at Cherryvale, Kansas with interment there in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Survivors include three sons: Joe, of Pawnee; Dan W. of Cutbank, Montana; and Ed of Bartlesville.
Mrs. Rowland moved to Pawnee 16 years ago from Cherryvale, following the death of her sister, Miss Mollie Meurer, who founded the Meurer Abstract Company here. She was a member of the Pawnee Catholic Church and when her health permitted, she was active in church work.
Mrs. Rowland was the daughter of E.J. Meurer, a pioneer Pawnee resident.

Terry MARLIN
Terry MARLIN was born February 15, 1864, at Carmi, White County, Illinois, the third son of William and Elizabeth Ross MARLIN. He was one of a family of seven sons and no daughters.
When a youth he went to Kansas, where he taught school several years and at Wichita, he was married to Miss Margaret MACKEY, September 26, 1888. Four children were born to this union, two of whom preceded him in death. The living are William R. Marlin, Pawnee Postmaster; and Mrs. Lexie Nall, Beaumont, Texas.
Soon after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs, MARLIN made a trip in a covered wagon from Kansas to Prescott, Arizona. That was in 1895. He conducted a country store on the farm until the railraod was built through from Guthrie to Newkirk and the townsite of Glencoe was laid out. Then he moved the store, building and all, to Glencoe, where he continued to engage in the mercantile business. Later he became active in a bank at Glencoe.
After disposing of his Glencoe banking interests, he came to Pawnee in 1912 and entered the Arkansas Valley National Bank as cashier. Later he owned and operated banks at Yale and Oilton.
Twenty years ago, Mr. Marlin acquired an interest in the Pawnee Courier-Dispatch and Times-Democrat; recently he became the sole owner. During those 20 years he has devoted his entire time and effort to newspaper work. He died in the harness.
He became seriously ill two weeks ago while at the office and was taken home. His illness was critical and his condition grew worse. He passed from this life at the Pawnee Hospital Friday afternoon, October 3, at the age of 77 years, eight months and 18 days.
In early life he became a member of the Presbyterian Church and continued to hold membership in that church until his death. He was a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellow lodges at Glencoe. He was active in politics and had been sectetary of the Pawnee County Democratic committee twenty years.
He is survived by the widow, the son and daughter, four grandchildren, and four brothers who lived in Illinois. Two of the brothers, George, Mount Vernon, Illinois and Rev. Frank Marlin, Grayville, Illinois, and one nephew, William Henry Marlin, Pawnee, attended the funeral service.
Services were conducted Sunday afternoon from the Christian Church in Pawnee by Rev. A.J. BRADSHAW, pastor, assisted by Rev. E.H. HITT of the Pawnee Baptist Church. Music was furnished by a quartet composed of Mr. and Mrs. Bert WILLIAMS and Mr. and Mrs. Merle CANNON, with Mrs. A.T. SEEVERS at the organ. The body was interred in Highland Cemetery.
Honorary pallbearers were: John DONAGHY, J.D. TURNER, John FITZGERALD, John ROE, Summer BECK, Boyd BROWN, J.F. BUNN, D.H. LAIRD, Claude LAIRD, Jo FERGUSON, and Lee JOHNSON.

Car Hits Cow
A wandering cow on Highway 18 near Liberty School house, seven miles north of Pawnee, dodged death at the hands of a butcher, but was killed by a car Tuesday night. Hit by a car driven by Mrs. Ralph BARTON, Foraker, she was killed and the car badly damaged.
Mrs. Barton was not hurt, but her husband, who was asleep in the back seat, suffered numerous cuts and bruises. He was treated in Pawnee and the couple resumed their trip home.

Dr. RIEMER Remodeling
Dr. P.R. RIEMER is completing remodeling of his new offices, located in the Pearson building, east of the Pawnee Post Office. A new light system has been installed, and a bell system for patient's treatment rooms and dressing rooms are furnished. Equipment is in place and a complete new x-ray unit is being set up.

Ralston News - Peggy L. TEICHMER

Caroline and Buddy MOSIER, Jr., of Pawhuska, are visitig their grandmother, Mrs. and Mrs. Mark Mosier.

Mr. and Mrs. William HANLEY, Bill Hanley Jr., and Marry LITTLESTAR arrived home Tuesday from Chicago, where they had visited Bill's father, who was ill.

Leroy WHEATLEY and Velma TRIMM were married September 19, in Hutchinson, Kansas. Velma is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William TRIMM and has spent most of her life in this vicinity. She is a graduate of the Fairfax High School.
he groom is the son of H.L. WHEATLEY and graduated from the Ralston High School. After visiting relatives here during the last part of the week, they returned to Hutchinson, where he is employed.
Guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack ALEXANDER Sunday, were Mr. and Mrs. J.B. SMITH and daughter, Stella and Gladys ELVIN, and Wood Alexander, all of Jennings.

Mr. and Mrs. George BROCK returned home Saturday from a week's visit with relatives in Sherman and Dennison, Texas.

Mrs. Fred TANNER held a family reunion at her home Saturday in honor of her son, Harold Tanner, who will report for army service shorty. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. G.J. Johnson, Blackwell; Mr. and Mrs. L.C. SMITH, Blacwell; Mr. and Mrs. F.L. TANNER and family, Arkansas City, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Johnson and family, Ponca City; Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Tanner anf family, Cushing; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Edward and family, Winfield, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. G.L. Kennedy and family, Ponca City; Mrs. Needa Kaizer and family, Blackwell; Morrine Johnston, Blackwell; Mrs. Bert Nance and family, Ralston; and Harold, Clayton and Murlene Tanner of Ralston.

The Seniors have met and elected the following class officers: President, Jack HOLT; Vice-President, Betty PRICE; Secretary, Opal COX; and class reporter, Lyone SIMMONS.

Locals:

Mr. and Mrs. D.H. CUMMINS and Peggy and Buddy, of Stillwater, visited Mrs. Clarence NIXON of Pawnee, over the weekend.

Woodrow KINNEAR, of Tulsa, was in Pawnee for the weekend, visiting his wife, Mrs. Pearl Kinnear.

Masham News: Mrs. Vera B. LYNCH

Friends and close neighbors of Mrs. C.P. BECK surprised her on Tuesday afternoon, September 30, by dropping in to wish her a happy birthday. It was Zina's eighty-third celebration and everyone found her jolly and happy even though her health is not as good as it used to be. Mrs. Beck still lives on the farm that she and Mr. Beck purchased in 1894, one year after the run. She has two sons, Dona Beck, who lives with them, and Sumner Beck of South of Ralston, who is a Pawnee County Commissioner, and one grandson, Ted BECK of Barnsdall. Mrs. Beck was presented with many gifts, after which her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Sumner Beck, servied a delightful lunch with the honoree cutting and serving her birthday cake. Guests departed wishing Mrs. Beck heartiest wishes and all secretly hoping that they could reach 83 as graciously as she.

At Elmer LYNCH's ranch the rain gauge registered almost three inches last week. Yes, it slowed up cotton picking for awhile, but how fine it is on the wheat, barley, winter oats, alfalfa and pastures.

Mrs. Lillie GARNER has returned from a ten-day trip, visiting in Winfield, Caney and Perue, Kansas, and in Bartlesville. She was accompanied by her sister, Ida, who had not seen their brother in Caney for 40 years.

Fern and Robert BRIEN, who have been living on the old Jimmy HARRIS place, have leased for f1942, the MCCULLOUGH farm on Highway 18, one-half mile north of Victor school.

Mrs. Stella WELL was on the sick list last week, but is very much improved at this writing.

Mr. and Mrs. Lorn EDWARDS, accompanied by their children, Lorn, Clorne, Cloris and Delcie, Mrs. Stella Wells, Miss Jean CONNER of Tulsa; and Dale JORDEN of Jacksonville, Florida, spent Sunday in Hominy with Mr. and Mrs. Floyd LOCKWOOD and family.

Dale GORDEN, and instructor in a Naval Aviation school in Jacksonville, Florida, visited over the weekend at the Lorn EDWARDS home.

Mrs. W.E. CLARK of Owassa, mother of Mrs. Tom STRETCH, while here visiting took very ill and was moved to the Pawnee hospital last Saturday.

Doris TAULMAN, Delcie EDWARDS and Aileen ZOLDOSKE were in Pawnee Saturday for their weekly music lesson from Mrs. Frank BEAVER.

Max PENNEY of Tulsa, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Penney.

Mrs. Frank VENABLE visited her sister, Mrs. Glenden BURG in the Yale hospital last week. Mr. and Mrs. Glende BURG have a new eight-pound baby boy whom they have named Glenden Manning.


October 16, 1941

E.G. GRAY Funeral Was Held October 9
Funeral services for Edmund G. GRAY, 85-year-old dean of newspaper men, was held at the Poteet Chapel in Pawnee, Thursday afternoon, October 9.
Services were conducted by Rev. A.J. BRADSHAW of the Christian church and music was furnished b a duet: Mrs. W.C. WILLIAMS and Mrs. Merle CANNON, with Mrs. A.T. SEEVERS at the organ. Interment was in the family plot at Highland Cemetery, where his wife was buried several years ago.
The two sons were unable to attend, one being ill in St. Louis and the other is in California.

Mrs. HUTCHERSON Dead
Mrs. Laura HUTCHERSON, mother of Mrs. Elmer SAWYER of Pawnee, passed away Thursday while visiting with her daughter. She was 68 years of age. Services for her were at LaMesa, Texas, near Lubbock.

Card of Thanks
We wish to tham all our friends who assisted us in the sickness and burial of our dear mother, and for the beautiful flowers. Mr. and Mrs. Dan ROWLAND, Ed and Joe ROWLAND

Locals:
Jerry PEPPER, who has been ill with chickenpox, is felling better now.

Mr. Frank HRABE, Mrs. Charles HADDOX and Mrs. Wade PAXTON, drove to Cherryvale, Kansas for the funeral of Mrs. Lena ROWLAND.

Mr. and Mrs. W.E. BRADY spent the weeked in Winfield, Kansas, visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ira YARBROUGH, former residents of Pawnee.

Mr. and Mrs. M.W. KLINE and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kline drove to Claremore Sunday to visit Caet Elton Roy Kline, who is attending the Oklahoma Military Academy.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy BERRY, Pawnee, and Mr. and Mrs. Everett BERRY, Wynona, left here Wednesday for a trip through the southwest and into Mexico.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth WILSON have moved from Oklahoma City to Enid. Kenneth and Mrs. Wilson's father, Moss PATTERSON, have bought the controlling interest in an interstate bus line, with the head office in Enid.

Mrs. Herschel CAIN is employed in the law offices of McCollum and McCollum in the absence of Mrs. Ruth JACKSON, who has accepted a civil service position at Pryor. Mrs. Jackson visited her family here Sunday.

Arthur E. NALL and two childen, Arthur E. Jr. and Margaret, Beaumont, Texas arrived in Pawnee Tuesday. Margaret will remain here some time with her mother, who has been in Pawnee since the death of her father, Terry MARLIN. Mr. Nall and son will return to their home. Mrs. Nall and daughter will remain with Mrs. Martin several days.

Lela News:

Leonard ADAMS transacted business in Perry last Wednesday.

Austin BOYD visited her son at Yale Wednesday. Mrs. Nannie ROGERS, of Pawnee, accompanied her.

Ralph SHELLANDY returned to his home here Wednesday after working several weeks in Enid.

Mr. and Mrs. O.C. CONARRO, Ethel MULLENNAX and Lavern TANNER visited Wednesday evening the the U.B. ALLEN home in Maramec.

Mr. and Mrs. O.C. COLLINS and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gale COLLINS, Mr. and Mrs. George LANNING and family, left Wednesday for Arizona, where they plan to make their future home.

Charles CULVER moved his mother and Charlene to Semonile Friday.

Alfred SAPPINGTON has obtained employment at the cottin gin in Pawnee.

Mrs. J.E. RADER and children spent the weekend visiting her parents at Lone Chimney.

Roy HELWICK, from Camp Barkely, Texas, spent the weekend visiting relatives and friends at Lela and vicinity.

Mr. O.C. HELWICK and daughters spent the weekend with her sister, Mrs. Casper KOLB, in Yale.

Skedee News - Mrs. Gladys HARSBARGER

Ernestine and Thelma Lee SOUTHERN spent Saturday evening in Fairfax.

Woodrow RUSSELL and family spent Sunday with his brother, Clarence, and family.

Those from Skedee attending the Ice Follies at the Coliseum in Tulsa Sunday were: Miss Juanita LITTEN, Miss WALKER, Mr. and Mrs. Bill WELKER, Mr. and Mrs. Earl HARMON, Mr. and Mrs. LOVELACE, Loyd BRANSTETTER and Leboris WATERS, Don and Peggy PECKENPAUGH.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom KELLY and Athleen, went fishing off Grey Horse Creek Sunday afternoon.

Pauline VANCE has started working at Ermy's store in Pawnee.

Mrs. Rolland FUNKHOUSER and children spent the week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam MILLER.

Mrs. Orval STECKER called on Mrs. Glendyn BERG, who is in the hospital at Yale. Mrs. BERG was the former Letha MANNING, who taught Spring Creek School.

Don PECKENPAUGH and Mrs. Sally HARTLY are here from Denver, Colorado, visiting in the Peckenpaugh home. Sunday, a family get together was held at Pawnee Lake.

Ralston News - Peggy M. TEICHMER

Mrs. C.M. LOOMIS of Redding, California, returned home Sunday after an extended visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John DRYMON.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmo QUILLEN of Sioux City, Iowa returned home Friday after a week's visit with friends and relatives here.

Mrs. F.R. FORBES of the West Bend Community underwent a major operation at the Pawnee Municipal Hospital Saturday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis LYTLE and family of Fairfax, visited her grandparents, Mr and Mrs. John SCHAFER, Sunday.

Mrs. Marion HARMON and daughter have been guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. WEBSTER for the past three weeks.

Mrs. Lytle BERNARD of Oklahoma City, spent the last part of the week with her mother, Mrs. CHASE.

Mr. and Mrs. Charley MYNEAR of Blackburn, have recently moved to Ralston. Mrs. MYNEAR is a sister of Mrs. Ira ARNETT.

Mr. and Mrs. Jess TEICHMER of Borger, Texas, spent the weekend here visiting relatives.

Big Bend News - Mrs. James CLARK

Doris Dean RICE returned home from Pawnee Municipal hopsital Saturday evening.

Clyde FOWLER of Tuscon, Arizona, arrived Sunday to visit a week with his father C.O. FOWLER.

Mr. and Mrs. Homer CHRISTY and Mrs. Charles MILLER went to Argonia, Kansas, last Monday to see Mrs. Frank WHITE, who was very ill.

A birthday dinner was given for Melvin PETERS in the Newt FRANK home last Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Orlan RICE and children spent Sunday in Pawnee visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy HINES.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer WOMACK of Newton, Kansas, visited one day last week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.I. WOMACK.

Mr. and Mrs. John WOOD of Fairfax spent Sunday afternoon visiting his brother, Perry WOOD, and family.

Locals:

P.L. MATTHEWS is employed with a tailoring, cleaning and pressing shop in Tulsa.

Dr. and Mrs. R.E. JONES returned Thursday from a two-weeks vacation trip. They visited in Lubbock and San Angelo, Texas, and from El Paso, Texas, crossed the border into Old Mexico. Then they went to the Grand Canyon and Boulder Dam in Colorado. They visited in Venice and San Fernando, in California, and made the trip to Catalina Island.

Miss Anna Laura HOGGATT, who is in nurses training at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa, spent the weekend visiting with Mr. and Mrs. E.H. LONG.

C.M. BURKDOLL loaded out 325 head of heavy steers this week and shipped them to Henry SCHROEDER, Tabor, Iowa.


October 23, 1941

SHARP Infant Dies
Services were held at the Baptist Church for Betty Joe SHARP, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sharp of Pawnee. Betty Joe passed away at the age of 5 months on October 17.

HOYT Service Wednesday
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, for Mrs. Ida Hoyt in the chapel of the Brady-Poteet Funeral Home. Mrs. Hoyt passed away October 20, at the age of 68. She was the sister of F.J. Boyer.

Serving Liquor Sentence
Charles NETTLES, Jennings bootlegger, is in the county jail serving time for having been caught selling liquor. He sold a pint to somebody who told. Taken before Judge Orin S. PALMER, October 21, he entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to serve 30 days in jail and pay a fine of $50 and costs. The arrest was made by Sheriff Roy L. OWENS.

Mr. and Mrs. Lem A. TOWERS, their son, Roy, and house guest, Ralph WYATT, who is a student at OU in Norman, all drove to Tulsa Saturday. Mrs. TOWERS attended the concert at Convention hall on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred BROWN of Detroit, Michigan, have been visiting in the home of Dr. and Mrs. J.L. LEHEW. They have been traveling in the southern part of the United States and are on their way home.

Sergeants Cecil KERBY, Joe IRWIN, Frank EYLER and Corporal Charles JOHNSON, Jr., left today for Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, after spending the past week visiting relatives and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn PALMER and daughter, Marilyn Lea, of Wichita Falls, Texas, are here visiting the O.S. Palmers and the Herbert Palmers in Cleveland.

Mrs. Lucy DAVIS, Tulsa, is visiting old friends in Pawnee this week.

John HOOPER Enlists in U.S. Air Corps
John Hooper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hooper, went to Tulsa Tuesday to complete his enlistment in the air corps. He had passed the physical examination several months ago. If he is accepted, he must report at San Diego, California, before November 5.
Hooper, a graduate of A&M College has been employed in he local AAA office the past several months.

Lone Chimney - Mrs. E.H. DAVIS

The attendance at Lone Chimney Sunday School was 55. We are still in the little building with a dirt floor, but we feel like there are better days ahead; as they have been plasterning the new school house this week.

Mrs. Lula BEHRENS spent the weekend in Shawnee visiting er sister.

The Lone Chimney Farmerette Club met with Mrs. Alfred TANNAHILL Friday. On account of the weather only eight members were present. A layette shower was given Mrs. Lester GROAT. A delicious covered dish luncheon was served at the noon hour.

Mr. and Mrs. Charley TANNAHILL of Great Bend, Kansas, spent a few days this week with home folks.

Ben RAMSEY visited in Stillwater Saturday.

Miss Katherine BEHRENS, of Tulsa, was here over the weekend.

George and Louis TURNBO, who are stationed at Alexandria, Louisiana, 45th Division, are spending a few days at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. TURNBO.

Franklin FUSS and Ben RAMSEY marketed hogs and calves in Tulsa Tuesday.

Birthday Dinner:
Mr. and Mrs. Frank TANNAHILL gave a birthday dinner Sunday in honor of their son, Charley, of Great Bend, Kansas. The following guests were present: Mr. and Mrs. C.A. COOPER and son, Junior; Mr. and Mrs. Roy CREAGER and little Ruth Ann; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred TANNAHILL and baby; Mrs. Allie REAVES and daughter, Wanda Lee, of Glencoe; Mr. and Mrs. Charley TANNAHILL and two children of Great Bend.

Mr. and Mrs. Charley COBBLE and two daughters spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben RAMSEY.

Ralston News - Peggy M. TEICHMER

Mr. and Mrs. Ray BETTS of Bellfor, visited Mrs. Francis PIPESTEM one day last week.

Bobby WHITLOCK of Kaw City, spent the weekend with Dwight GRUBB.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee FULLER went to Red Rock Tuesday where they visited with Mr. and Mrs. L.E. ALBERT.

Iren BAON of Toledo, Ohio, and Mrs. Vinnie DAVIS of Spencerville, Ohio, returned home Friday after a week's visit with Mrs. Ora SPAULDING.

Elizabeth MOORE, who is teaching in the Fairview school, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.F. MOORE.

Ted JOHNSON is here visiting his grandmother, Mrs. Louisa BARRIER.

PRICE - HIBBERT Marriage
Betty PRICE and Clyde HIBBERT, Jr. were married Thursday at the home of Reverend Ray L. BONNER, pastor of the Baptist Church in Fairfax. The attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Franz BONE. Betty is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Price and has spent most of her life in Ralston. Clyde, Jr. is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hibbert and has spent most of his life in this vicinity. Clyde will return to Ft. Leonard, Wood, Missouri, where he is stationed. Betty plans to finish her Senior year in the Ralston High School.

Mrs. Van WILCOX of Stillwater, spent the weekend visitng Mr. and Mrs. Jess VENATOR and Mr. and Mrs. Joe HINKLE.

Mr. and Mrs. Homer TANNER and family went to Cleveland Sunday, where they were guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.G. CUTTING.

Entertains at Bridge
Friday afternoon, Mrs. W.S. RAMSDON entertained a group of friends at bridge. Her guest list included: Mrs. Roy DOUGLAS, Mrs. Dan HAVENS, Mrs. L.A. HARRELL, Mrs. Hobert ELLIOTT, Mrs. Ben GOLDSPINK, Mrs. Bob PARKER, and Mrs. EDWARDS, Fairfax; and Mrs. Ray EYLER, Mrs. E.J. SHARP, Mrs. Henry ROBINSON, Mrs. W.H. WATFORD, Mrs. Jess VENATOR, Mrs. Homer TANNER, Mrs. R.L. WOODSON, and Mrs. J.R. TRIMM, Ralston. The high score prize was awarded to Mrs. Hobert ELLIOTT; low score prize Mrs. Dan HAVENS, and traveling prize, Mrs. Roy DOUGLAS.

Sagerville - Mrs. Jimmie WILLIAMS

Miss Audrey KARRAKER spent the weekend with her parents, near Pawnee.

Mrs. Jimmie WILLIAMS visited Mrs. Henry BEHRENS and Mrs. Estell DAVIS Tuesday in the Yale Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold FITZPATRICK called on Mrs. BEHRENS at the hospital Tuesday.

Elmer BARRETT, of Bixby, has been visiting his nephew here this week.

This community extends sympathy to Mr. and Mrs. Glendyn BERG in their recent bereavement. Mrs. Berg, formerly Miss Leitha MANNING, taught school here a few years back.

Mrs. W.P. CULVER and Mrs. E.S. BRASSWELL bought new furniture in Pawnee and Morrison Saturday.

Miss Eileen ANDERSON, who goes to school in Glencoe, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ole ANDERSON.

Mr. and Mrs. R.A. SINGLETARY and Mr. and Mrs. Tobe FOLMER and son and daughter of Oklahoma City, visited Mrs. Myrtle STROSNIDER Sunday.

Austin HADDOX, who is attending the University of Oklahoma at Norman, spent the weekend with his parents Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Haddox.

Mr. and Mrs. Grundy WILLIAMS and their niece, Miss Ruth BURNS, visited Mr. and Mrs. B.L. PETERS and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur PETERS Saturday night. They are from Pampa, Texas, and were on their way to the Royal Livestock Show in Kansas City.

Mr. and Mrs. J.A. PETER and Catherine Jane Peter drove to Oklahoma City Sunday to visit Jim Peter, who is enrolled in the school of medicine.

Big Bend News:

Those who visited Mrs. Marie FORBES in the Pawnee Hospital this week were: Mrs. Ruth REEDY, Mr. and Mrs. Harold GOAD, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis COX and Hazel, Mr. and Mrs. A.A. FORBES, Mr. and Mrs. Sid SUMMERS, Mrs. Mary CLARK.

Miss Stella FOWLER, daughter of C.O. Fowler, and C.B. BLAND, son of Mr. J.C. Bland, were united in marriage October 1.

Ina WRIGHT, of Ponca City, was a Sunday guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jess MORAN.

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy STEWART, of Muskogee, former residents of Pawnee were here visiting this week. Mrs. Stewart remained with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer PERRY, for a few days. Cecil Perry accompanied Leroy back to Muskogee.

Mr. and Mrs. C.E. YALEY returned Sunday night from a two-week trip into Iowa and Illinois. They visited their daughter in Batavia, Iowa and went to Adair, Illinois, Mrs. YALEY's birthplace. They saw many old neighbors during their stay. Mr. Yaley said that they ran into plenty of water on the trip, were waterbound at Parsons, Kansas all night; and drove through water five times between Nowata and Fort Scott, Kansas.

Mrs. Sarah E. JUSTICE, after a long illness, passed away at the home of a daughter, Mrs. E.S. NORRIS, on Sunday, October 19, 1941, at the age of 90 years, 7 months and 26 days.
Sarah Ellen JUDD was born February 23, 1851 to William and Sophia Judd at Lancaster, Indiana. She became a member of the Christian Church at the age of 15 years and has been a faithful worker in the church during all her active life. On August 31, 1869 she was united in marriage to Gilbert H. JUSTICE, who preceded her in death 29 years ago. Her husband was a Civil War veteran. To this union eight children were born, three of whom are living. They are Mrs. Mattie NORRIS, Pawnee; Mrs. Lula LANDINGHAM, Oilton; and Albert JUSTICE of Buffalo, Wyoming. Other survivors are three grandchildren.
Mrs. Justice was a pioneer of Oklahoma, having lived in this state more than 50 years.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Brady-Poteet Chapel, with Rev. A. Bradshaw in charge. A duet, Mrs. W.C. WILLIAMS and Miss Ina BROCK, furnished the music, with Mrs. A.T. SEVVERS at the pianto. Interment was at the Mulhall Cemetery, Mulhall, Oklahoma, by the side of her husband.

Card of Thanks - We wish to thank all who gave their assistance and sympathy during the illness and death of our dear mother, and also for the beautiful floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. E.S. NORRIS and family, Mr. and Mrs. E. LANDINGHAM and family, Mr. and Mrs. A.A. JUSTICE.


October 30, 1941

Sheriff Nabs Cattle Thieves; Big Ring Is Believed Broke
The activity of Sheriff Roy L. OWEN was largely responsible for the arrest this week of two persons charged with stealing cattle in three counties. According to Owens, they have admitted the thefts.
Owens thought a cow sold at the Pawnee community sale Tuesday, October 21, filled a description of a cow that had been stolen near Cushing in Payne County. The man who brought the cow to the sale said he had bought her at the Tulsa stockyards. At the stockyards, it was found the cow had been brought there by Joseph BESSER and wife.
Later the Bessers were arrested at Oklahoma City and turned over to Payne County officers. They are in the jail in Stillwater now. Owens says they admit stealing this cow, another in Logan County and two near Oilton, in Creek County.
The Bessers live north of Keystone. A postcard bearing their pictures and sent out by police authorities states that Mrs. Besser has gone under the names of Ruby BROWNING and Mrs. Jessee LOCKWOOD.

Former Citizens are Wanting The Chief
The Pawnee Chief has been favored with many subscriptions from persons who formerly lived in Pawnee and continue to be interested in the city and the community served by it. Some of these subscriptions were paid for by friends, others from the subscribers themselves.
Among them are Mrs. R.E. LAMBERT (Gladys RADLEY), Los Angeles, California; Mr. and Mrs. Harley CLABAUGH, Springfield, Oregon; Mrs. K.D. MACK, Tuscon, Arizona; Jewell FORBES, Konawa; Miss Violet CHOUTEAU, Dallas, Texas; Mrs. C.A. BINNING, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Issac SMITH, Baxter Springs, Kansas; Mrs. Sylvia HANGER, Oklahoma City; Clifton UHL, U.S. Navy, Pearl Harbor, T.H.; Fred WILKERSON, Monrovia, California; and Carl BAKER, Long Beach, California.
We are sending the Chief to many Pawnee young men who are serving in the army and navy and to many Pawnee girls and boys who are away at school.

Eight From Pawnee Vicinity Go To CCC
Eight boys of the Pawnee vicinity left on October 24 for the Guthrie Civilian Conservation Corps. camp, Company No. 867. The boys going into this training are: Chester J. BURNS, Skedee; Edward Gale LOPER, Blackburn; Elmer Ray PALMER, Pawnee; Leo Lester PHIPPS, Blackburn; Harold Eugene VARNELL, Mannford; Glenn Edward WILKERSON, Maramec; and Theodore Scott WILKINS, Ralston.

Ralston News - Peggy TEICHMER

A family reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Morris SUMMY Saturday. Those present were: Mrs. Olive Cole, Mrs. Merle Lindsey and Harold Schroeder, New Brighton, Pennsylvania; Mrs. Agnes Schroeder and Miss Alma Herd, Cincinatti, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Quillen, Miss Lois Quillen, Mrs. Belle McCollough, Miss Dora Phillips, Mrs. Sarah Summy, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Wedd and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dee Warren and daughter, Dell Warren and Roy Dee Irons of Ralston.

Mr. and Mrs. J.B. QUILLEN wish to anounce the marriage of their daughter, Mary Jeanne, to Dr. L.F. SHYROCK of Phoenix, Arizona. They were married in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, April 26. Mary Jeanne has spent most of her life in Ralston and is a graduate of the Ralston High School. Dr. L.F. SHRYOCK is the son of Dr. and Mrs. J.F. Shyrock of Phoenix, Arizona. Both Dr. and Mrs. L.F. Shryock are employed at the University Hospital and have made their home in Oklahoma City.

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey BROWN and family enjoyed a duck dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter TEICHMER Sunday.

Mrs. HIBBERT Honored
Mrs. Homer TANNER and Miss Eva RIDDLE gave a bridal shower for Mrs. Clyde HIBBERT, Jr., at the Federated Church Thursday night. The program consisted of a tap dance by Ramona RENFRO, vocal number by Dorothy HOLT and Gloria TANNER, and a tap dance by Marcelea CRANK and Marjie Lee JACK. The room was attractively decorated in red, white, and blue.

Locals:

Mrs. E. LANDINGHAM, returned to Pawnee with her sister, Mrs. E.S. NORRIS, who has been visiting for several days in her home at Oilton.

Miss Ruby TANNER and Miss Elsie PLUMLEE spent Sunday in Oklahoma City visiting Miss Thelma BUTTS.

Mrs. Rose HARDWICK, hospital employee at Lawton, is spending her vacation visiting Mrs. Eva HYSON and Mr. and Mrs. Frank HYSON, of Cleveland.

Mrs. Beulah HICKS went to Cleveland Monday to visit friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl CARTER and son spent Sunday in Cushing, visiting daughters, Miss Freda CARTER and Mr. and Mrs. Homer JENKINS.

Mr. and Mrs. Ted LUSK, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. MCCOLLUM, drove to Norman Friday night, spent the weekend, and attended the football game Saturday afternoon.

Grover MULLIN of Tulsa, visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J.A. PETER and family.

Mrs. Ches HYATT and son, Charles Frank, of Elgin, Kansas, spent the weekend with Mrs. Eva HYSON.

Mr. and Mrs. Clark JOHNSON and small daughter, Beverly, of Tulsa, visited Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Johnson Sunday.

Otto MILLER arrived home Friday from a two months' visit with his son, Andy, in Los Angeles, California. It had been 15 years since Ott had seen his son, who is employed by the city of Los Angeles. Ott says he had a great time, enjoyed himself, and does not deny frolicking around with the gals in Hollywood.

Mrs. Ray LYON and Helen, drove Lt. Glen LYON to Oklahoma City Saturday, where he took a train to return to Camp Claiborn, Louisiana.

Clubs:

Esther Chapter, No. 35, O.E.S. meets second and fourth Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Mrs. Alma OLIVER, Worth Matron.

Modern Woodmen of American - Meets on call - Earl GAMBILL, Council - W.E. BRADY, Secretary

Pawnee Lodge No,. 37 - I.O.O.F. meets every Monday at 8 p.m. - Dell CROCKER, N.G., A.B. MALLORY, Secretary.

Paynee Lodge No. 82, A.F. & A.M., meets first and third Tuesdays of each moth. Visitors always welcome. O.E. MANNING, W.M. - O.E. FLUHARTY, Secretary.

Daughters of Rebekah meet every Tuesday night: Marie HOGGATT, N.G. - Viola CUSTER, Secretary

American Legion, Earl MAGGART Post No. 26, meets on call - Roy BERRY, Commander, Frank FLETCHER, Quartermaster.

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Pollock-Stewart Post No. 719, meets first and third Thursdays - Garr SHANNON, Commander, Frank FLETCHER, Quartermaster.

Royal Neighbors of American meet first Tuesday of each month. Velma GRAHAM, Oracle - Lettie SMITH, Secretary-treasurer.

Business and Professional Women's Club meets second and fourth Tuesdays - Alta ZOLDOSKE, Publicity Chairman.

Maramec News - Mrs. Ida M. FLAGER

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin BERG are the proud parents of an eight and one-half pound baby boy, born last Wednesday morning in the Mable Dale Hospital at Yale. Mrs. Ida FLAGER spent three days at the hospital in Yale with her daughter, Mrs. Melvin Berg, last week, looking after little "Junior."

Elmo DUFF passed away Saturday morning at the Pawnee Hospital after s ahort illness. Funeral services were at 3:30 Sunday afternoon.

Miss Irene DAVIS went to Oklahoma City last Thursday evening to attend a teachers meeting.

Mrs. Crissie HARNED was called last Monday evening to the bedside of her sister, Alice ALLEN, of Jenings.

Calvin FLAGER of Wichita, Kansas, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer FLAGLER.

Rev. and Mrs. WARFIELD took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Bert ADLER on Sunday.

Daisy - Mrs. Fred SPEARS

C.O. BURGE and family spent the weekend in Edmond. Mr. Burge attended a teachers meeting there.

Mr. and Mrs. M.E. LEMASTER took James to Oklahoma City Thursday to have the doctor examine his lip. He reports that it is improving.

Mrs. Joe FISHER is not feeling so well again. Buster and Billy Jo were out to see her Saturday and she has the severe pain in her shoulder.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert BROWN and Mrs. Ed BROWN were in Cleveland Friday. Mrs. BROWN received 30 cents a dozen for her eggs.

C.O. BURGE hauled a load of cotton to Cleveland Saturday. He received 5 cents for it.

Mr. and Mrs. Gabe MILLER, of Texas, are here visiting relatives and friends. It is reported that they sold their farm, which Mr. and Mrs. Lafe ROBINSON are living on, to Famos HAGLE.

The Daisy school children will be served hot lunches by a WPA cook Monday. Mrs. Hazel BRUBAKER, of Blackburn has the job.

Lone Chimney - Mrs. E.H. DAVIS

Mr. and Mrs. B.L. WITTICH are enjoying a visit with their neice of Chicago.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben HARRIS spent the weekend with relatives in Cushing.

Gordon CULVER, who is attending A&M College, spent the weekend with his parents.

Franklin FUSS and family spent Sunday in Pawnee with his mother, Mrs. Cora Fuss and sister, Miss Adiline Fuss.

Obituary:

Elmo Earl DUFF, son of James and Emma Duff was born in Wyoming, Stark County, Illinois, March 12, 1881. He passed from this life at the Pawnee Hospital October 25, 1941, following a brief illness.
He was married to Mollie BINKLEY on July 29, 1901, at Parker, Kansas, and to this union five childre were born. One son, Leo, preceded him in death, Septermber 18, 1941.
Mr. Duff came to Oklahoma about 40 years ago and settled near Maramec, where he has resided through the years. He was well known and highly respected; he will be missed in his community.
Those who are left to mourn his passing are his wife, one son, Carl Duff, of Seminole, and three daughters: Mrs. Bertha NELSON of Lahoma; Faye Duff of Mannford, and Mrs. Grace TENSFIELD of Bartow; his mother, Mrs. Emma Francis Duff; two brothers, Ray and Lloyd, all of Maramec.
There are four grandchildren, Doris and Marvin Duff of Seminole and Jane Ann and Ray Nelson of Lahoma. There are many more distant relatives and a host of friends who sorrow because of his passing.
Services were conducted from the Brady-Poteet funeral home Sunday afternoon, October 26, at 3:30 p.m. by A.J. Bradshaw; interment in the Maramec Cemetery.


November 6, 1941

Fifty-Sixth Wedding Anniversary - SWALLEY
Fifty-six years ago last Saturday on November 1, 1885, a 20-year-old youth led his blushing bride to the altar in Independence, Kansas. During the 56 years that have passed since that day, Mrs. N.H. SWALLEY, who was Miss Emma WHITE, has had the same husband.
It has been a pleasant journey the two have had together, even though at times the road they traveled was rough. They have weathered some dark days, when the clouds hung low and the outlook was not bright. But this pair has sought the silver lining and every gleam of light brightened their hopes. Their joy in the many happy days together has dispelled the shadows of gloom. Today, in their little home on Harrison street in Pawnee, they contentedly look forward toward the end of the journey which they trust is in the far distant future.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Swalley are natives of Indiana, but they became acquainted in Kansas. The White's and the Swalley's lived on adjacent farms. Mrs. Swalley was taken to Kansas by her parents when she was only two years old; Mr. Swalley was 14 when his parents took him to the Jayhawk state.
After their marriage, the young couple lived on a farm near Independence several years, after which they moved to a farm ten miles north of Pittsburg, where they lived nine years. A year and one-half in Coffeyville, then in Pawnee county in the fall of 1899. They have been here since, part of the time on farms near Pawnee, for a while on a farm south of Cleveland, which they still own, and later in Pawnee.
Mr. Swalley was a public auctioneer 32 years and has cried farm sales all over this and many other counties. He recalls that he made two trips to Wyoming to conduct horse sales for a former Pawnee resident. He quit that work nine years ago and entered the furniture business in Pawnee. He closed that business last week, but he is not ready to quit. He says that he is ready to go back in the auction work at anytime.
The Swalley's have been the parents of ten children, four passing on in infancy. Of the six living children, four are girls and two boys. Fred, the eldest, is a farmer in the Otoe, growing mostly wheat. He is a minister of the Assembly of God Church.
Edwin, the youngest son, is superintendent of the schools at Vera. He was educated in the Pawnee schools, and at the teachers' college in Edmond. Mrs. Lela GACKEL, a daughter, is a nurse in Boise, Idaho.
Mrs. Lena BILYEU is the wife of Dale Bilyeu, Skedee mail carrier. Mrs. Mellie BEAVER, an accomplished musician, is the wife of Frank Beaver, Pawnee builder. Mrs. Mable FROST, a former teacher in the Pawnee schools, is the wife of Ed Frost. They live at Ontario, Oregon.
There are 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. None of the children were able to be at the parents' home on the 56th wedding anniversary. Some had planned to come, but were prevented by the heavy rains and floods.
The Swalleys were active members of the United Bretheren Church many years, but after that church disbanded in Pawnee several years ago, they placed their membership in the Pawnee M.E. Church, now the Methodist Church.
Mr. Swalley advised young husbands that the way to be boss of the family is to speak first; he says the one who speaks first at his home on any disputed matter is the boss, so far as that subject is concerned. (Photos)

Masham News - Mrs. Vera LYNCH

The Cotery Club of Pawnee met at the home of Mrs. and Mrs. Lorn EDWARDS Tuesday night. Progressive pitch was played after which Mrs. Edwards served refreshments. The members present were Mr. and Mrs. Lee BROCK, Merle CANNON, Frank FLETCHER, Oral MANNING and the hosts. Guests for the evening were Mr. and Mrs. Chris LEGRANGE of Masham.

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford WELLS were presented on a resettlement program Tuesday over radio station KVOO.

Mr. and Mrs. G.C. WHEATLEY visited his nephew, Leroy Wheatley, in Hutchinson, Kansas last week.

Miss Cleone EDWARDS is visiting her sister, Celoris, in Tulsa.

The funeral of F.L. ROBBINS was held at Ralston on Friday. Erve Robbins of Durango, Colorado and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Robbins of Waterloo, Iowa, attended the services. Others attending were: Mary BELDON, his sister of Pawnee; Fred Robbins and family; Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Robbins and family; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur BARNS, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. WHEATLEY, Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Wheatley and Mrs. Sumner BECK.

Mr. and Mrs. Alva SISSECK of Fairfax visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. LEWIS, Thursday night.

Homer LEGRAND of Liberal, Missouri, arrived in Pawnee last Wednesday to visit his sister, Mrs. Ida MARTIN. He visited her and returned home before she passed away.

The entire community was saddened Monday morning when it learned of the death of Mrs. Ida MARTIN, a beloved pioneer of this neighborhood, who had been a patient at the Pawnee Hospital for six weeks.

Mrs. Ed ROUNDS died at her home in Ponca City after a long illness, on October 27. Ed Rounds is known in this neighborhood as the Ponca turkey man.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd LOCKWOOD of Hominy, spent Sunday visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lockwood.

Sunday night Mr. and Mrs. Lorn EDWARDS entertained a family group with a fish fry at their home. Guests were Mrs. Stella WELLS, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford WELLS and family, Mr. and Mrs. Tex WELLS and family, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd LOCKWOOD and family of Hominy, and Mr. and Mrs. Oral MANNING of Pawnee. Lorn has been doing lots of fishing lately and we take it that his catches have been very good.

Mrs. Orbie FRAZIER of Arcata, California, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Tom STRETCH, and her mother, Mrs. CLARK, who has been ill for several weeks.

Mrs. Elmer LYNCH, after two weeks with her mother, Mrs. R.B. STAFFORD, who was a patient in a Tulsa hospital, returned to her home on Wednesday and reports that her mother is at home in Pawnee now recovering nicely from a heart attack.

Mrs. L.M. LAWSON and Mrs. Mary BESHEARS, who have been living on Mrs. Beshears' farm near Masham, have closed their country home and moved to Pawnee for the winter. L.M. Lawson is employed by the Ponca City News and spends the weekends in Pawnee with Mrs. Lawson.

Lela News - Mrs. J.A. MULLENAX

Mrs. John POWELL is in the Pawnee Hospital with a broken leg, received in a fall at her home here Sunday. Her injury is serious as she is quite aged.

Mrs. Maggie MITCHELL, of Ralston, is spending a few days with mother, Mrs. BELL.

Ivan SKINNER of Lone Chimney, came after his father, who had been visiting his sister, Mrs. J. E. RADER, Monday.

Ralph SHELLADY of Enid, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. SHELLADY over the weekend.

Charles SKINNER of Lone Chimney, spent the week with his daughter, Mrs. RADER and children.

Mrs. Nellie SKATES of Monev, Illinois, visited her sister, Mrs. MULLENAX and family this week. She returned to her parents at Seminole Sunday.

T.W. SAPPINGTON has returned from a trip to Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. C.D. JAMES were in Pawnee Monday. Their grandson, Chuckie, came home with them for a few days.

Mrs. Barbara Bell spent the weekend with her son, Jesse, in Fairfax.

East Bend - Mrs. R.M. HAMRICK

C.O. DAVIS, the school teacher, is preparing a program for the annual box supper to be held at the school house Friday night, November 7.

The Busy Worker's Club met in the home of Miss Mary HAMMER for an all day meeting. The morning was spent in quilting for the hostess. A delicious covered dish luncheon was enjoyed at noon. There were nine members and five visitors present. Next meeting will be in the home of Mrs. COCHRAN, Blackburn, November 25.

Organization Calendar:

Chamber of Commerce - Roy LAWRENCE, President

Esther Chapter No. 35, Order of the Eastern Star - Alma OLIVER, Worthy Matron

Modern Woodmen of America - Earl GAMBILL, Council - W.E. BRADY, Secretary

Pawnee Lodge No. 37 I.O.O.F. - Dell CROCKER, N.G. - A.B. MALLORY, Secretary

Pawnee Lodge No. 82 AF&AM - O.E. MANNING, Worthy Master - O.E. FLUHARTY, Secretary

Daughters of Rebekah - Marie HOGGAT - N.G. - Vinia CUSTER, Secretary

American Legion Post No. 26 - Roy BERRY - Commander - O.M. SHUPE - Adjutant

Veterans of Foreign Wars - Post No. 719 - Garr SHANNON - Commander - Frank FLETCHER - Quartermaster

Royal Neighbors of America - Velma GRAHAM - Oracle - Lettie SMITH - Secretary-Treasurer

Business and Professional Women's Club - Alta ZOLDOSKE, Publicity Chairman


November 20, 1941 - Pawnee Chief

Marriage Licenses:

Raymond Theodore KENSEL, 23, Ralston; Venus Geraldine FULLER, 18, Ralston.
Hobert Ohse DAVIS, 23, Pawnee; Aileen Elizabeth HOPE, 20, Yale.
Ralph W. WELCH, 43, Yale; Mrs. Almeda BLOOD, 36, Yale.

Monroe MCQUIRE
Monroe McGuire was born in Kentucky, September 10, 1908, and passed away at Colorado Springs, Colorado, November 8, 1941, at the age of 72 years, one month and 28 days. He had been in ill health several months. Funeral services were held November 10 and burial was at Colorado Springs.
Mr. McGuire was a former resident of Skedee but went to Colorado about 19 years ago and made his home there since. He had come to Oklahoma 48 years ago, locating near Ardmore, where his wife passed away 44 years ago, leaving three children: G.W. of Skedee, Mrs. Bessie REED of Cabero, New Mexico; and Buel G., who died in 1920.
Those surviving in addition to the two living children are three grandsons, G.W. McQuire, Jr., Skedee; William and Clifford PATTON; and one granddaughter, Mrs. Luela Francis DECK, Houston, Texas.

John William MCCASKEY
John William McCASKEY, well known pioneer resident of Pawnee County, was born in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, March 6, 1867. He departed this life in Pawnee Municipal Hospital 11:25 o'clock Saturday night, November 8, 1941, at the age of 74 years, eight months and two days.
Mr. McCaskey moved to Lenora, Kansas with his parents when a small child. There he grew to manhood, met and married Miss Minna SHAW on August 27, 1890. To this union three children were born: a daughter, Martha Maude; a son, William Leroy and John Richard, a son who preceded his father in death in 1915.
Mr. McCaskey was an old time resident of Pawnee County, having come to Pawnee in 1896. He has made his home in or near Pawnee for the past 45 years. He was ...


Card of Thanks - I want to thank the Masham Club women for their presents which they gave me. They were very nice. Mrs. Lillie RIDGEWAY

Locals:

Mrs. Elton W. LEHEW returned Monday evening from Ailene, Texas, where she spent the weekend with Captain LEHEW and attended a regimental party.

Mr. and Mrs. E.H. LONG went to Tulsa Sunday to visit her daughter, Anna Laura HOGGATT, who is ill.

Calvert CANNON visited his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Merle CANNON, this weekend. He is taking a defense course at Weatherford.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee PALMER spent the weekend in Tryon visiting his sister, Mr. and Mrs. Paul KING.

Mrs. Roy LAWRENCE, Miss Ethel Lawrence, Joan and Jackie, drove to Perkins Sunday to visit Miss Lawrence's mother, who resides there.

Miss Madge SOUSLY and Mr. and Mrs. G.C. HARRISON, drove to Tulsa Sunday to visit with John FITZGERALD, who is very ill and confined to a hospital there.

Louis H. BYERS, of Cleveland, was a business visitor Friday.

Chas. EMMONS Moves
C.A. EMMONS, Burnham township playboy, who recently celebrated his 75th birthday, has leased his farm southeast of Pawnee and he and his sister, Ida DRURY, will move to Yale soon. He will be missed as a regular visitor in Pawnee, but his friends hope he does not quit the town entirely. The Pawnee Chief will follow him to keep him advised about the happenings here. A large group of neighbors gathered at the Emmons' home Tuesday evening for a farewell party.

Lela News - Mrs. J.A. MULLENNAX

Guests in the J.F. JESTES home Sunday to celebrate Mrs. Jestes' birthday were Mr. and Mrs. Roy JESTES of Pawnee; Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Jestes of Blue Valley; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Jestes and family of Blackwell, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Herman TUCKER of Skedee; and Mr. and Mrs. Leo SIMMONS.

Big Bend News - Mrs. James CLARK

Those from here who attended the box supper at Fairview Thursday night were Mr. and Mrs. Lewis COX and son, Jay; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd COX, Jay MORAN, Miss Anna COX, Mrs. Ray BETTS and Mrs. Jim CLARK.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl CROWDER attended the McCord box supper near Ponca City Friday night.

The ladies of this community completed eleven robes for the Red Cross last Monday in the home of Mrs. Ray BETTS.

Mrs. Roy ALLOWAY was called to Tulsa last Thursday by the death of her brother, who was killed when struck by a sand truck.

Lora Jean WOODS was crowned queen last Friday night at Ralston.

Miss Erma Lee MYERS, who attends college in Tonkawa, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry MYERS.

Perry WOOD was taken to the St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa, where he is slowly improving.

Oak Grove - Elsie V. MILLER

Mr. and Mrs. Glen BERG visited her sister, Mrs. Frank VENABLE, Mr. Venable and children, Sunday.

Ralph KARRAKER and Mrs. Clark JOHNSON visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur GILLIAND Sunday.

Andrew CAMPBELL of Wichita, Kansas, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Art CAMPBELL.

Mr. and Mrs. A.B. GILLIAND visited Saturday afternoon and Sunday with her son, Ambrose GILLIAND and family.

Mrs. Anna Bell MILLER and children spent Sunday afternoon with her daughter, Mrs. Ervin HARP and Mr. HARP, at Fairfax.

Gene BRIEN of Masham, spent Saturday with his cousins, Lynn and George BRIEN.

Card of Thanks - MCCASKEY Family
We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their love and sympathy expressed by their kindly deeds and beautiful flowers during our recent bereavement in the loss of our beloved husband and father.

Card of Thanks - Mrs. Henry BEHRENS
I wish to thank my many friends for the beautiful flowers, cards and letters that I received while in the hospital, also the Lone Chimney Sunday school for the lovely gifts.

Card of Thanks - G.W. MCQUIRE
We wish to thank our friends and especially the Methodist Aid and Missionary ladies of Skedee, for their kindness and sympathy in our recent bereavement.
Mr. and Mrs. G.W. MCQUIRE and son; Mrs. Bessie REED and sons.

Locals:

R.J. CHEATHAM spent Monday visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ermy CHEATHAM, in Pawnee. He is a student at the A&M college in Stillwater.

Mrs. Rose KINNARD, a Cleveland resident, spent Thursday in Pawnee on business.

Mr. and Mrs. Oval SWALLEY of Cleveland, spent Sunday in Pawnee visiting with relatives.

Mrs. Clare LYON, who is employed in Oklahoma City, spent the weekend in Pawnee visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy RADLEY, and her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray LYON.

Rex DICK, who is taking a defense industry course in Wichita, was in Pawnee visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry DICK this weekend.

Miss Eva LIGHTFOOT, former Pawnee resident, spent the weekend here visiting Miss Amy ROBINSON. Miss Lightfoot is now living in Enid.

Wayne COOK, who was injured last week while at work, is now at home from the hospital, and doing well.

Mrs. B.R. MOSS and Mrs. Bumford BOLT drove to Weleetka Friday to visit with friends and relatives.

Lewis GOFF, Kansas City, arrived home yesterday to spend Thanksgiving with his parents, and with his wife and small son.

Mr. and Mrs. B.R. MOSS and Jeanie went to Oklahoma City Sunday to be with Miss Louise ATTERBURY, who is confined to St. Anthony's hospital. Miss Atterbury has been a house guest of the MOSS family in Pawnee.

Miss Opal HOLMES and Miss Jean GOULD went to Arkansas City for the weekend to visit with Jean's sister, Miss Opal LEMMERT.

Miss Clara PECK, Enid, has accepted a position as operator at the Mary-Catherine Beauty Parlor.

Newton WEISZ, who is attending OU at Norman, was in Pawnee visiting his mother, Mrs. Mannie WEISZ, this weekend.

Miss Margaret HOPKINS returned to Pawnee November 12 from a visit with her family in Kansas City.

Union Star - Mrs. Fern PLATZ

A little son arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil DAY Wednesday morning, November 12. The young man has been given the name of Billy Joe.

Mrs. Lois MILLER spent Sunday afternoon with her sister, Mrs. Elmer BERG.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill GREGOR and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joe GREGOR and family of Pawnee, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank GREGOR and family, gathered pecans Sunday at Mr. MILLAM's at Blackburn.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles PLATZ spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John NORRIS.

Mrs. Henry RIST was called to Marysville, California Friday. Her little grandson, Jerry HILL is quite ill in the hospital there.

Mrs. Nellie COLCLAZIER and Mrs. Beth DECKER are on the sick list this week.

County Court of Pawnee County: Estate of Malinda Catherine MCFADDEN, deceased, final decree.

In the Probate Court: In the matter of the estate of Ida F. MARTIN, deceased.

In the matter of the estate of Monroe MCQUIRE, deceased.

In the District Court: In the matter of the assignment for the benefit of creditors of Jacob KATZ.

Hazel Head JOHNSON vs. Wallace JOHNSON, divorce.

L.V. ORTON vs. Claud T. WOLF, et al, quiet title to lots 1 & 2.


November 27, 1941

George MATTINGLY was born April 11, 1882 at Havana, Kansas, and passed away at his home southwest of Pawnee, November 21, 1941. He had reached the age of 59 years, 7 months and 10 days. He had lived in various communities in Pawnee county the past 26 years. His wife preceded him in death about three years ago.
He leaves to mourn his going six children: Mrs. Alice FRAKES, Pershing; Mrs. Mabel SANDERS, Jenks; Mrs. Gertie SPILLER, Menadot, California; Lawrence, Floyd and Wilma MATTINGLY, all of Pawnee. Also three sisters and one brother: Mrs. Minnie Jane COKE, Dewey; Laura Bell Mattingly and Joe Mattingly, Dewey; and Mrs. Lizzie HUCKLEBERRY of Konowa.
He was laid to rest by the side of his wife in the *BELL Cemetery north of Pawnee.
*Note from submitter, Rita Buford: Good chance this is a family cemetery located on a farm. One of his sisters is named Laura Bell Mattingly.

Judy Ann ROBINSON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thad Robinson, died Novermber 23, 1941, leaving her father, mother, sister, grandparents, and other relatives to mourn her passing.
Graveside services were conducted at 1:00 November 24, by A.J. Bradshaw in Highland Cemetery, Pawnee, Oklahoma.

Giles Chitwood HOLMAN, son of W.C. and Elizabeth Holman, was born in Everton, Missouri April 1887. He departed this life at 6:30 o'clock on the morning of November 22, 1941, at St. Anthony's hospital in Oklahoma City, after a lingering illness.
Mr. Holman was a resident of Pawnee many years before removing to Oklahoma City, he was a most loved and respected citizen and the people of Pawnee sorrow with his loved ones in their loss.
At an early age, Mr. Holman became a member of the church and was a faithful worker in the church at the time of his departure. He was a member of the Lincoln Terrace Christian Church at Oklahoma City.
While in Pawnee, he was active in the church and business life of the city. He had been the owner of a jewelry business which he purchased from the late C.S. BATES and conducted until he left here.
He leaves to mourn his departure his widow, Mrs. Flossie Holman, one son, Giles Homan, Jr., one daughter, Betty Joy Holman, and a step son, Gordon ALLEN of Oklahoma City; three sisters: Mrs. J.L. LIKENS, Mrs. J.B. WALKER and Miss Mossie Holman, all of Springfield, Missouri; and a brother, Dr. L.C. Holman, Cedar Falls, Iowa, a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Services were conducted at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, November 24, at the First Christian Church, Pawnee, of which he was a member many years, by Rev. A.J. Bradshaw, pastor of the Pawnee church, and H.M. WOOD, Oklahoma City.
Music was furnished by a quartet, Mrs. W.C. WILLIAMS, Mrs. Merle CANNON, R.E. KLUTSENBEKER and Dan Bayhylle. A solo was presented by Mrs. Christine LAFFERTY. Mrs. A.T. SEEVERS was organist.
The body was taken to Greenfield, Missouri, Tuesday, for burial in the family lot.

Attend Funeral Here:
Among those from out-of-town who attend the G.C. HOLMAN funeral were: Col. and Mrs. George H. DAVIS, Col and Mrs. John T. SANFORD, Judge and Mrs. Thurman S. HURST and Mrs. Fred S. COCHRAN, all of Oklahoma City.

Legal Filings:

County court, Murray County, estate of Frank C. WILSON, final decree.
County court, Pawnee County, estate of Ralph KING, deceased, final decree.
County court, Payne County, estate of J.E. SPEED, final decree.
County court, Pawnee County, estate of Carthon E. BATES, final decree.
County court, Pawnee County, estate of Hugh E. WELLS, final decree.
Probate court: In the matter of the estate of Benjamin L. GILLASPIE, deceased.
In the matter of the estate of William MCCASKEY, deceased.
In the District Court: Mary JOHNSON vs. Jim JOHNSON, divorce.
Appeal of Okla CATHER for beverage license to operate as Bink's Tavern on Highway 64 east of Pawnee, formerly operated by Oscar CLARK.
Marriage License Issued: Ralph W. WELCH, 43, Yale; Mrs. Almeda BLOOD, 36, Yale.

Skedee News:

Miss Nancy MCKINLEY and her cousin, Miss Joy PIKE, arrived Thursday at noon to visit Nancy's aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. P.G. SMITH. The girls are from Tiaga, Texas.

Melva VANCE is back in school after several days absence because of a sore throat.

Charlyne HARSHBARGER and Norma Jean TULL visited Norma Jean's grandmother near Buena Vista, last weekend.

Oliver HARRIS from Wichita, Kansas has enrolled in our sophmore class. Welcome Oliver.

Mary Serena RICKETTA has returned to school after a long siege of illness.

Ben STOCKTON motored to Newkirk Thursday.


Pawnee Courier - Dispatch December 4, 1941

December 4, 1941

Locals:

Mr. and Mrs. J.A. CLARK of Waverly, Kansas, left Wednesday morning for California, after spending a few days visiting Mr. Clark's sister, Mrs. C.E. YALEY.

Loy C. JONES of Wichita, Kansas, spent the weekend in Pawnee with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. R.E. JONES.

Miss Madge SOUSLEY and Mrs. A.W. SOUSLEY drove to Stillwater Sunday to take Jack BESHEARS back to the Oklahoma A&M college following the Thanksgiving holiday.

Rex CUNNINGHAM of Stillwater, spent Thanksgiving in the home of his sister, Miss Katherine CUNNINGHAM.

Births:

Mr. and Mrs. Otis Lee DOBSON announce the birth of a daughter, Patricia Louise, on November 21.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl OAKLEAF became the parents of a son, November 29.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy DALLAS, November 26.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Lee CHISM announce the birth of a son on November 28.

Olive Hill - Mrs. L. SHIPTON

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil WILLIS of California, who are visting in the Lee Willis home, are spending the Thanksgiving holidays at Yale, with Mrs. Willis' parents.

A family reunion was held at the Louis BROCK home Thanksgiving day. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Brock's parents: Mr. and Mrs. Brock from Burbank and Mr. and Mrs. Jean FOREST and family of Bartlesville; M. and Mrs. Jean LOOPER and Dana BROCK of Ponca City; Mr. and Mrs. Pat Brock from Seagrave, Texas; and Mrs. and Mrs. Irvin BROCK and three children, and Mr. and Ms. Glen BROCK and daughter from Burbank.

Mr. and Mrs. Randall OSBORN visited Thursday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff BOWEN, and family.

J.V. HALLUM and Albert SKIDGEL marketed cattle in Tulsa Wednesday.

Mrs. Charles STROTHMAN fell Wednesday at her home and as a consequence, is suffering with three broken ribs.

Miss Ina QUIMBY of Perry and Milford QUIMBY of Edmond spent the holidays with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed QUIMBY.

Jean SHARP was in this vicinity wolf hunting Thursday evening.

Mrs. Ethel HUNT and three little daughters have been visiting her parents: Mr. and Mrs. CITTSER. Mrs. Hunt expects to leave for California this week to join her husband, who is working there now.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe TATUM, Sr. have moved to Yale, and the family received word this week that Mr. Tatum is very ill.

George WELLS, who is suffering with an injured back, became very ill Wednesday and was taken in an ambulance to a hospital in Yale. An x-ray picture showed that three ribs were broken from the back bone.

Wilma MATTINGLY is going to school in Pawnee and staying with her brother, Floyd and his wife.

Skedee News - Mrs. Gladys HARSHBERGER

Mr. and Mrs. Earl HARMON took Thanksgiving with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Murry SMITH.

Mary Lou DAVIES of Stillwater, and Helen DAVIES of Pawnee, spent Thanksgiving with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. DAVIES.

Miss Juanita SMITH, who is attending college at Stillwater, spent the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed SMITH.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed CALLAHAN spent Thanksgiving holidays with their daughter, Rosemary, and grandsons, John and Jim in Oklahoma City.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill LUCAS had their son, Irvin LUCAS, home for the holidays from Bartlesville.

On November 27, at 6:30 p.m. Peggy Arleen PECKENPAUGH, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee PECKENPAUGH, became the bride of Mr. Carl WALENCIAK of Pawnee. The young couple will make their home in Wichita.

Earl, Junior and Verne FLOYD of Texas, spent a few days visitng their parents, Mr. and Mrs. John FLOYD.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph TODD and family of Coldwater, Kansas, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester BOSWELL and baby spent Thanksgiving with their father and brother, Carl BOSWELL and family, of near Hallett.

John BLANCHARD's daugher, Mrs. Hazel HODGE, of near Perry, was severely burned last week when their home was destroyed by fire. She is in an Oklahoma City hospital.

Sagerville - Mrs. Jimmie WILLIAMS

Three new pupils were enrolled in Sagerville school this week: Eddie Lee, Mary and Jessie SNEED, making our attendance record 12.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed SNEAD have moved to J.C. COOPER's farm and will farm for him this year.

Society - Mrs. Heloise KNOX

HILL - EYLER Wedding
Ralph EYLER of Marshfield, Missouri, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. EYLER of Pawnee, was married to Miss Effie HILL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. HILL, also of Marshfield.
The ceremony took place at 8:00 November 29, in Springfield, Missouri. The couple's only attendants were Mr. and Mrs. B. MCDANIEL of Marshfield.
Mr. and Mrs. EYLER will reside in Marshfield, where Ralph is employed with the Central States Power and Light Company.

BEHRENS - HOOPER Nuptials Announced
Mrs. Lulu BEHRENS announces the marriage of her daughter, Katheryn, to Mr. John HOOPER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack HOOPER. The marriage was an event of June 17, 1941, in the home of Rev. Brown TURLEY, a Turley. Both of these young people lived in the Pawnee vicinity.
Mrs. Hooper is a graduate of Glencoe High School, and has for some time been employed in Tulsa. Mr. Hooper, a graduate of Pawnee High School, and the Oklahoma A&M College, has been empoloyed in the office of the County Agent in Pawnee, but has recently accepted a position with the Borden company in Chicago, where the young couple plan to make their future home.

BATES - BURNS Wedding Performed Tuesday
Mr. and Mrs. T.R. BATES of Drumright, former Pawnee residents, announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Ellnora, to Albert BURNS, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. BURNS, north of Pawnee, on Tuesday.
The wedding took place in the home of the bride's parents in Drumright, with Rev. P.L. THOMAS officiating. The bride wore a formal green and brown ensemble, with brown accessories, and her corsage was of sweetheart roses.
Mr. and Mrs. Burns and Miss Lois Burns drove to Drumright to take dinner with the family of the bride in their home, and the wedding was at 8:30 with only members of the immediate families present.
Mr. Burns attended the Oklahoma A&M college at Stillwater for two years, and is now employed at the Farlin Photographic Studio in Tulsa, where the couple will make their home.

Leroy HOGGATT Honored On Eleventh Birthday
In celebration of the eleventh birthday of her son, Leroy HOGGATT, Mrs. Carl HOGGATT entertained with a surprise party, Tuesday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00. Games were played, with prizes being won by James Bennett, Sonny Miller, Willard Clelad, Leroy Hoggatt, Lois Peter, Joan Lawrence, Charles Bahylle and Robert McKinney.
After the games, Leroy opened his gifts, after which refreshments of sandwiches, jello and cake were served and the guest departed, wishing Leroy may happy returns of the day.

Helen Kay KLINE Honored Friday
In celebration of the fourth birthday of Helen Ray KLINE, Mrs. Leonard KLINE entertained a group of young friends at a gay party on Friday afternoon.
After an afternoon of games, refreshments were served to Mary Frances Hicks, Mary Kay Bradley, Donna Freemeyer, Kay Thurber, Berty Lou Kline of Tulsa; LaVerne Rae Matthews, Larry Ferguson, Lee Matthews, Bobby Berry, Johnnie Crooch, Jimmy Frank Drake, Johnnie Riemer, Billy Kline and Leonard Kline, Jr.

Family Reunion Dinner at LANE Home Thursday
Thanksgiving was a very festive day at the Hayden LANE home on Thursday. The turkey dinner is a tradition in the family followed for the past thirty years.
Those who were present were: Mr. and Mrs. Austin Realrider of Fairfax; Mr. and Mrs. Levi DePuis of Avant, Mr. and Mrs. Elwin Portwood of Oklahoma City; Frank Henry and son, Hermon, Mr. and Mrs. Sammy Epple of Sacramento, California; Mrs. Bertha Long of Fairfax, Mr. and Mrs. Lane and two sons, Joe and Billy.
The day was also the birthday of Mrs. Real Rider. A large birthday cake was baked by Pastry Chef Portwood. The cake was decorated with pink roses, bearing the usual "Happy Birthday" greetings.

Mrs. Swalley Entertains Bridge Club
Mrs. Wayne SWALLEY was hostess to the Monday Afternoon Bridge Club this week, in her home. Mrs. Harvey Sackett won high prize. The hostess served a refreshment course to Mrs. Glendale Thurber, Mrs. Leonard Kline, Mrs. Charles Burkdoll, Mrs. Jo O. Ferguson, Mrs. Bennie Fisher, Mrs. Jim Vandervoort, Mrs. Roy Berry, and Mrs. Sackett.

N.W.P. Club Meets With Mrs. White
Mrs. R.L. WHITE was hostess Monday afternoon to members of the club at 2:30 in her home. The afternoon hours were spent in embroidering a set of guest towels for the hostess. Plans were made for a Christmas dinner.
At the close of the afternoon, the hostess served a salad course in Thanksgiving colors, with sandwiches cut to resemble pumpkins.
Mrs. C.R. Bowen of Perry and Mrs. Stella Thompson of Yale were out-of-town guests, and eleven members attended.

A.A.U.W. Met Tuesday With Miss Hazel ALLING
The American Association of University Women met Tuesday eveening with Miss Hazel Alling, in her home. The evening was spent in discussing curent events. Miss Gladys Ingram, hostess, served a salad course to the following members: Miss Alling, Miss Elloise Pritchard, Mrs. Lola Stout, Mrs. Edwin McNeill, Mrs. Betty Watford of Ralston, Miss Jean Shearer, Miss Julia Lee Stevens of Ralston, Miss Helen Davies, Mrs. J.B. Vernon, Mrs. Zola Murphy, Mrs. L.P. Knight, ad Mrs. Ruth Allenbaugh.


December 11, 1941

Mrs. Ellis Troup STOVER
Mrs. Ella Troup Stover was born March 15, 1879 at New Paris, Indiana and passed from this life at her home in the Oak Grove community northwest of Pawnee, December 3, 1941. She had attained the age of 62 years, 8 months and 18 days.
She was married to George F. Stover at Winfield, Kansas, June 17, 1898. To this union five children were born, two of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, George F. Stover, and three children: Mrs. Bessie SWOPE, George STOVER and Newton STOVER, all of the home address. Also four brothers: George and Clarence Troup of Winfield, Kansas.
The family moved to Ralston in 1915 and to the Oak Grove community in 1916. She was a faithful companion, a devoted mother, a conscientious and highly respected neighbor. She made friends of those whom she came to know. She was an earnest believer and an unpretentious follower of the humble Christ.

Hospital News:

Admitted:
Albert HAMON, Skedee, Dec. 5
Mary JOHNSON, Pawnee (colored), Dec. 7
Mrs. Rose PIERCE, Cleveland, December 7
Miss Mary SPELMAN, Pawnee, December 8

Convalescing:
Harry THOMPSON, Pawnee
Armenda POWELL, Lela
George HOPP, Glencoe
Franklin RAMEY, Jennings

Dismissed:
Bert RAMEY, Jennings
Charles CARTER, Cleveland, December 6
Mrs. Lois CANNON and baby daughter, Ralston, December 7
Jean YEAGER, Maramec, December 4
Cecil Warren KELLEY, Pawnee, December 6
M. SCHLIAS, Pawnee, December 5
Mrs. Joe HOUSE, Cleveland, December 8
John EDWARDS, Jr., Blackburn, December 9
Mabel DAY, Pawnee, December 9
Doris BROWN, Hallett, December 9
Mrs. John CROOCH, Pawnee, December 9
Mrs. Virgil PETTY, Ralston, December 6

At Odd Fellow Meet
Herbert H. JUSTICE, district deputy grand master of the I.O.O.F., attended a state meeting of the order at Guthrie Monday. He returned with copies of a telegram sent to the President of the United States and resolutions pledging the support of Odd Fellows to the program of winning the war.
The telegram to the President read: "The Odd Fellows of Oklahoma are with you to a man in defending our country and the American way of life."

Local News:

Mrs. Emerson PHILLIPS has as her guest, her mother, Mrs. BERRY, of Cushing.

W.A. NOFSANGER, of Maywood, Missouri, has been visiting at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ben MCCOLLUM.

Mr. and Mrs. Grant HILL are the proud parents of a nine-pound son born December 3.

Miss Larie COYLE visited Mrs. E.D. LUCAS in Stillwater Monday.

Classified:

Lumber: Second Hand Lumber for sale - Charles E. CUNNINGHAM, 308 Elm Street, Pawnee.

Coal For Sale: See Lee BARNES or call 336.
Submitted by great-niece, Rita BUFORD, rbcats@yahoo.com


Pawnee Courier-Dispatch

December 18, 1941

Baby Burned to Death in Cleveland Fire
Conrad Errol JACKSON, four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Jackson, burned to death Tuesday night as he lay in his bed at the family home in Cleveland. Funeral services for the youngster were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 3:15 at the First Methodist Church, with Rev. Littleton FOWLER officiating. Burial was in the Woodland Cemetery. Chapman Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Three, Same Family All On Same Ship
Delmon, Dorris and Wayne DILLINGHAM, former Pawnee boys, are on the same ship, the Minneapolis, stationed in Pearl Harbor, according to a letter written by Delmon to Earl GAMBILL, Pawnee, early in October. Nothing has been heard of them by Gambill since the raid on Pearl Harbor.
In Delmon's letter he said he had 10 months yet to serve, that he had been in Hawaii since October, 1939, and Wayne in January 1941. He stated that each of the three boys weighed 196 pounds, that Dorris and Delmon are six feet tall and Wayne is six-one.
These young men are sons of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. DILLINGHAM and lived on the Dr. WATER's farm east of Pawnee. They attended the Pawnee High School and took part in all school activities.

Former Ralston Resident Dead
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16, for William Arthur SAGE, in the Ralston Community Church. Sage, who was formerly a Ralston resident, had moved to Muskogee, where his death occurred. He was 54 years of age.

Several Local Boys in War Zone Are Still Unreported
Mrs. Bertha ISSACS has received a cablegram from her son, Buel, stating that he was safe following the recent Jap attacks on that city.
Private Martin C. WILSON, a cook at Hickman field near Honolulu, was killed in the air raid Sunday, December 7, according to a message from the War Department to the soldier's mother, Mrs. Letha Lockwood, Glencoe.
Richard STOGSDILL, a nephew of Mrs. Jo O. FERGUSON, was a seaman on the mine layer Oglalla, which was sunk at Pearl Harbor. Nothing has been heard from him since the raid.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl UHL have heard nothing from their son, Clifton, since the raid. Clifton is on the Indianapolis stationed at Pearl Harbor.

Oldtimer Recalls Hardships of 1893
Lewis Loper, the veteran peace officer of Blackburn was in town Saturday, and stopped to pass a few words of cheer to his old friend, James H. HALE. They are two of the many that made the race into Pawnee County, September 18, 1893, for a home and they have kept up the struggle to keep bonds and taxes down where the average sized family could pay, and continue to pay and provide for his family.
Under the guise of education, farm-to-market roads and other benefits to grafters they said no, and in most cases they prevailed. These two men who made the race for a home in the big run, Hale to Pawnee and Loper to Camp Creek and an Indian Allotment, and then to the land he now owns on the Arkansas River, have held on all these years and raised their families.
Much has happened, but Loper remembers when he and his bunch left Cedarale about September 8, 1893, with a rangy span of mules in front of a covered wagon and went to Pawhuska, Hominy (only trading posts) and then skirted the Arkansas River below the Cimarron. The rivers were very low at that time, but they found that some Indians had moved the Ackley ferry down the river one mile and were carrying the wagons across at $1.00 per wagon and a long line was waiting to ferry. The Lopers had been on the river before and in spite of protests, they passed up the other wagons and forded the rivers and the others soon followed to break up the ferry on the sandbars.

Will DAVIS Funeral - Among those attending the funeral at Maramec Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Ryan, Mr. and Mrs. George R. Close, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Long, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. George Traver and Ethel, Misses Katherine Cunningham and Mildred Grubb.

Clarence DRAIN of Tulsa spent Sunday in Pawnee with his mother and sister, Mrs. Martha DRAIN and Miss Marian DRAIN. Mrs. Clarence Drain has been here several days taking care of Marian and her mother, who had been ill with the flu.

Mrs. Charles COX and Mrs. Jones THURMAN are visiting their husbands at Camp Bowie, Texas.

Sgt. Clair LYON of the 120th QMC, is home on a ten-day furlough visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray LYON.

Mrs. Calvin JOHNSTON has been in Abilene, Texas, with her husband who is at Camp Barkeley.

Miss Rhoda ASHWORTH of Waterloo, Iowa, recently visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.J. ASHWORTH.

Marriage Licenses:
Thomas Jefferson THOMPSON, 22, Tulsa; Mabel Ivy ADAMS, 24, Monroe, Louisiana
Lawrence Eugene KLINTWORTH, 18, Terlton; Ida Mae BURKE, 18, Cleveland
Harold DEPRIEST, 21, Shamrock; Colleen MORTON, 18, Shamrock
Everett Stanley KISTLER, 21, Pawnee; Nelsie Ruth STRETCH, 20, Pawnee
Walter TATE (Col.) 42, Fairfax; Elizabeth ELSTON (Col.) 22, Fairfax
Homer Leslie BOOTS, 55, Cleveland; Josephine HUTCHINSON, 45, Jennings
Winfred WILKINS, 28, Terlton; Rosalie EVANS, 18, Terlton

Probate: Estate of Agnes W. HOLTZENDORFF, deceased. Petition for probate filed December 11 by C.B. HOLTZENDORFF, attorney, Claremore.

Valley Grove - Mrs. Walter A. ROBBINS
Mr. and Mrs. Carl WEBB and family of Morrison, moved to this neighborhood Wednesday.

Big Bend News - Mrs. James CLARK

Paris DOOLEY was taken to the Yale Hospital Sunday. Mrs. S.E. FREEMAN was taken to the Yale Hospital Wednesday with pneumonia.

George NOBLE, who is a patrolman at Pryor, visited his mother, Mrs. Ida MAYSE, Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Earnest FOWLER are spending the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack CARRUTH, at Braman.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry STEELEY and son, of New Mexico, are here visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Abe CLIFTON. The STEELEY's were residents of this vicinity seven years ago.

Mrs. Ernest BUTTRAMS and son, Mr. and Mrs. Joe OWES of Oklahoma City, spent Thursday here visiting the former's sister, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis RAINEY.

Walter SMITH of Picher visited the weekend with his brother, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin SMITH.

Jennings - Mrs. Lee ARNOLD

Duncun NORTHCUT, employee of Sinclair-Prairie, suffered a broken leg Friday when he was injured at work.

We regret that Mr. ad Mrs. Sherman CROUSE, north of this city, have sold their farm and will be leaving this community in the near future. Mr. and Mrs. Crouse came here about eight years ago from Long Beach, California. They've made great improvements on the farm, which they purchased at the time of their arrival. They have also made many friends in their short time here. Mrs. CROUSE has been a very active and capable club worker, she was club reporter for the Pioneer Club for quite some time. These two worthy citizens will be missed by their many friends in this community.

Masham News - Mrs. Vera Z. LYNCH

STRETCH - KESTLER Marriage
Saturday night at the home of Rev. BRADSHAW, Miss Ruth Stretch and Everett Kesler were united in marriage with Zelma Lynch and L. C. Wilson as attendants. Ruth is the daughter of Lola STRETCH and has grown to womanhood in this community. Everett is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Rawlie KESTLER and has also lived most of his life here.
After finishing grade school at Masham, Mrs. KESTLER graduated from Ralston High School last May and for several months has been employeed in Pawnee. Everett has farmed and handled stock in partnership with his father so some time and recently leased the DAWES farm west of Masham, where the young couple will set up housekeeping next week. Ruth and Everett are popular and industrious and are bound to attain the success and happiness that all their friends wish for them.

Off For Defense
On Tuesday, Paul PRATHER, husband of Mrs. Virginia PRATHER, teacher at Masham school, and Ivan CUSTER, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie CUSTER and Charles ALLEN left for Los Angeles, California, each to accept jobs in defense work.

Back To California
Ted BECK, son of Dona BECK, who has spent the past year with his father, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Beck, and his grandmother, Mrs. Georganna GARNER, left Tuesday night for Oklahoma City with his father and from there will go back to Fresno, California, where he has lived with his mother for several years. If not called to the army immediately, Ted expects to take up defense work.

Pearl (HAWES) WARD Funeral
Last week Mrs. George WARD of Britton, passed away after a short illness. Mrs. WARD was formerly Miss Pearl HAWES, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie HAWES, and grew to womanhood in the Masham community. After marriage, she and husband lived at Masham during the oil boom. Local persons who attended her funeral in Britton were: Mr. and Mrs. Bill SHINE, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest ROBBINS and Mrs. Charlie LOCKWOOD.

In Hospital - Mrs. Minnie PANTHER was taken to the Yale Hospital last Wednesday, where she underwent a major operation and is reported doing nicely.

Attend Anniversary - Mr. and Mrs. Boyd LAWSON and sons, Billy and Gayman, attended the 50th anniversary of the Oklahoma A&M College on Sunday, December 14. Gaymon was one of the 500 students who sang in the choral club that afternoon. This is Gaymon's 2nd year at A&M.

Mrs. Hazel WALKER was called to Ponca City Sunday because of the serious illness of her brother, Carl BROXTON. Her daughter, Mrs. Wayne CATES and her husband and baby are staying at the WALKER home while she is away.

Weekend guests at the Ed ZOLDOSKE home were their children, Alta, Hazel and Mr. and Mrs. Henry ZOLDOSKE and daughter of Pawnee and Elton of Pryor. Other guests were Miss Eva Morris of Pawnee, Mrs. Eva VAUGHN, mother of Mrs. Ed Zoldoske, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed SWARTZLOW, sister and brother-in-law of Mrs. Ed Zoldoske. The last three mentioned are from Arkansas City, Kansas.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold CATES, who have been living in the big yellow TENSFIELD house on Highway 18, have moved to the home of Mrs. Nettie CATES. Mr. and Mrs. RIRDWAY, who moved from this commuity last summer, are planning to soon move to the TENSFIELD property.

JESTES - THOMAS Wedding Announced
Mr. and Mrs. Roy JESTES announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Vernell JESTES to Mr. Howard Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Thomas. The wedding was an event of October 4, and took place in the afternoon, in the Methodist parsonage in Sapulpa. The ceremony was performed there by Rev. STURDIVANT.
Both the bride and groom are graduates of Pawnee High School and Mr. Thomas has attended Oklahoma University at Norman. Mrs. Thomas is employed in the office of the Oklahoma Natural Gas company in Pawnee. Mr. Thomas has joined the United States Air Corps. As yet, he does not know where he will be stationed. Mrs. Thomas accompanied him to Tulsa Tuesday, where he boarded a train for Oklahoma City. He will go from there to Fort Sill.

Observe Golden Wedding Anniversary - Mr. and Mrs. W.M. HARRY
Mr. and Mrs. W.M. HARRY celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary November 30. They were married Deceber 1, 1891 in Sedalia, Missouri, and in 1909 came to Ralston, where W.H. HARRY and his brother build the opera building. Under the name of "Harry Bros." they have been in business for the last 33 years.
A turkey dinner in their honor was served in the Federated Church basement. The dining room was decorated with large bunches of yellow chrystanthemums which were repeated in the table decoration attraction.
The guests who attended the dinner were: Mr. and Mrs. W.H. HARRY, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Harry and son, Jack; Mr. and Mrs. V.M. Harry and family, Oklahoma City; O.G. Harry and two sons, Jimmie and Jerry, Oklahoma City; Dr. and Mrs. F.W. Fisher, Wichita, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Reed, Enid; Mr. and Mrs. John Freckle and son, Robert, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Floy Hurley, Oklahoma City; Jimmie Vandergrift, Stillwater, Mrs. Jessie Hughes, Quanah, Texas; and Ray Hedges and son, Bill.
The anniversary dinner was followed by an open house at the Harry home on West Main Street. The out-of-town guests who called during the afternoon were: S.B. Snider, Fremont, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Seevers, Pawnee; Mrs. Vin Wilcox, Stillwater; Eileen Seevers, Pawnee; Mr. and Mrs. George Bolton, Fairfax. Over 50 names were listed in the attractive guest book which was designed by their grandson, Owen Harry.


Pawnee Courier-Dispatch

December 25, 1941

"It is a social courtesy to report social activities"

Society - Mrs. Heloise KNOX

Christian Church Circles Have Christmas Party
The Four Circles of the Christian Church held a gala Christmas party Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the church. A large Christmas tree was the center of attaction and the members exchanged gifts. Mrs. Santa, Lula NELSON Claus officiated. About seventy-five members were present, and the evening was spent playing games. Misses Bonnie and Jerry CANNON sang a lovely duet, and Miss Mary Jo MANNING gave a beautiful piano solo, on the evenings program.

Dinner Club with Mr. and Mrs. BALLAINE
The Wednesday Night Dinner Club was entertained at a Christmas party in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Horace BALLAINE Thursday evening. The table bore a Christmas centerpiece, and the yuletide motiff was stressed in all appointments. Emerson PHILLIPS and Mrs. Elton LEHEW won the prizes in the bridge games. The members exchanged Christmas gifts.
Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Lewis BYERS of Cleveland. Members present were Mr. and Mrs. Bob BERRY, Mr. and Mrs. Glendale THURBER, Mr. and Mrs. Dixie OVERMAN, Mrs. LEHEW and Mr. and Mrs. PHILLIPS.

Students Home for Christmas Holidays:
Among those who are spending the Christmas holidays in Pawnee, vacationing from studies, are the following: From the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College at Stillwater: Helen LYON, Ruth Helen FISCHER, Jack BESHEARS, Don HUDSON, R.J. CHEATHAM, Joe PRIVETT, Augustus HILL, Betty SILER, Helen SICKMAN, Louise BROWN and Edwin OVERMAN.
From the University of Oklahoma at Norman: Marilyn BROCK, Roy TOWERS, Austin HADDOX, Charles ROBERTS, Maxine MCCOLLUM, and Bryce PRIVETT.
From college at Tonkawa: Stewart SAYER and Wesley HARSHBARGER. Prentiss ROWE and Elton Ray KLINE are here from Oklahoma Military Academy at Claremore. Anna Bell FUSS is home from William Woods College at Fulton, Missouri; Joe KIMBERLING from Oklahoma City University and Cloris EDWARDS from Draughons Business University in Tulsa.

Mrs. TAYLOR Gives Party For Cradle Roll Class
Mrs. Edna Sharp TAYLOR entertained her Cradle Roll Class of the First Christian Church in her home Wednesday evening with a Christmas party. Santa Claus took care of the exchange of gifts and gave out the treats. Santa looked very much like Basil SHARP.
Red and green jello salad and a Christmas tree cookie with ilk was served to the following small guests: LaWayne COOK, Mary Ann FOCHT, Polly Kathleen WALKER, Linda Rae MALTSBERGER, Francis Lenna WINTERS, Rea CROCKER, Geraldine TAYLOR, Janet Jo KITE, Sue Ann JESTES, George Allen MARLIN, Bucky BUCHANAN, J.D. PLUMLEE, Joe PLUMLEE and Frankie TAYLOR.

Marigold Unit Meets With Mrs. Walter BUZAN
Mrs. Walter BUZAN was hostess Thursday afternoon to the Marigold Unit of the Pawnee Garden Club. The regular garden lesson was held, and at the close of the afternoon a refreshment course was served to the following: Mrs. J.L. LEHEW, Mrs. Alan LANCASTER, Mrs. O.W. SWART, Mrs. Ed LIZAR, Mrs. E.J. PRICE, Mrs. Claude NEET, Mrs. Edwin MCNEIL, Mrs. Milt GOULD, Mrs. Ray LYON, and Mrs. Minnie B. WIDENER.

Wedding: the former Miss Urna Mildred WILSON, became the bride of Mr. Norman Bryce PRIVETT in a beautiful ceremony performed at 8:00 Monday evening in the First Methodist Church.

Young Married People's Club Holds Meeting
The Young Married People's Club of Skedee met with Mr. and Mrs. Roland FUNKHOUSER Saturday night. Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. Tomy REESE, Mr. and Mrs. R.B. FUNKHOUSER, Mr. and Mrs. Orval STRECKER, Mr. and Mrs. Ross WELKER, Mr. and Mrs. Bill WELKER, Miss Jue HAYTER, Buster PECKENPAUGH and Harold GREENE.

Party Given For Navy Boys:
Mrs. Bert HARSHBERGER gave a party Wednesday night in honor of her grandson, Wendell HARSHBARGER, Jr. and Darrel WATERS, who left Friday for service in the U.S. Navy.
Refreshments of fruit salad, cake and hot chocolate were served to the following: Melva and Betty VANCE, Ruth TUCKER, Mary Jane HUDDLESTON, Betty Jo PERRINE, Norma Jean TULL, Theda Rae FUNKHOUSER, Fayra Dean HARSBARGER, Melba STARK, Dorothy HOLT, LaDena TIESHMER, Charlyne and Sally HARSHBARGER, Alma Lou HAMON, Bill HICKS, Junior MCGUIRE, James STAMBACK, Leroy COLVIN, Junior ROBERSON, R.L. HOUCHIN, Jerry PERRINE, Erwin and John HARSHBARGER, Darrel WATERS, Wendell HARSHBARGER, Jr., Zane HARSHBARGER, Leslie FUNKHOUSER, Jack GARNEDHIRE, Bert HARSHBARGER, Mr. and Mrs. LOVELACE, Mr. and Mrs. INMAN and sons, Carl Joe and Re Lee, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie PECKENPAUGH, Viola PERRINE, Nora HARSHARRGER, Gladys HARSHBARGER and Mr. and Mrs. Bert HARSHBARGER.
Games were played and everyone left at a late hour, wishing the boys the best of luck and hoping to see them before too long.

Birthday Party Honors Elson HEIMAN:
Mr. and Mrs. Ed HEIMAN entertained at their home Saturday evening with a party honoring their son, Elson, on this seventeenth birthday. After an evening of fun, refreshments were served and the guests departed wising Elson many more happy birthdays.

Miss WILSON Weds Mr. Bryce PRIVETT
Miss Urna Mildred WILSON of Enid, daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. John T. WILSON of Pawnee, became the bride of Mr. Norman Byce Privett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold L. PRIVETT of Maramec, at 8:00 Monday evening in the First Methodist Church of Pawnee.

MANNING - CLARK Vows Read Sunday Afternoon:
The wedding of Miss Virginia CLARK to Melvin MANNING was solemnized Sunday afternoon at 2:00 in the First Christian Church at Pawnee, with Rev. A.J. BRADSHAW reading the vows.

Gala Party at BROWNING Home
Storrie BROWNING was host Saturday evening at a holiday party for a gay group of local young people. He was assisted by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. R.L. BROWNING. The evening was spent in dancing and playing games, and an ice cream and cookie refreshment course was served.

Good Fellowship - Club Party
Dr. and Mrs. R.E. JONES were hosts to their children Sunday at a family turkey dinner. Those attending were Loy and Evelyn from Wichita, with their two children, Galen and Corky. Frank Jones of Kansas City as there and his wife, Iris, and small son, who have been staying with Dr. and Mrs. Jones in Pawnee.

50th Wedding Anniversary - HAMILTON
It will be 50 years next Wednesday, December 31, since Miss Anna PUNDT and Charles A. HAMILTON were married at Germantown, Ohio. The golden wedding anniversary will be celebrated at the Hamilton home in Pawnee, Wednesday, December 31. An open house will be held from 2-5:00 that afternoon and the friends and neighbors are invited to attend.
The Hamilton's came to Pawnee county from Olathe, Kansas in 1903. They have lived here since, where they have taken an active interest in community affairs. Mr. Hamilton has served on the Pawnee school board and as a member of the Pawnee City coucil at various times.
Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton have four living children, Ivan E. Hamilton, a son of Olathe, Kansas; Mrs. Lola Brenneman, a daughter of Newton, Kansas; Mrs. Leota Custer, a daughter of Pawnee; and Miss Catherine Hamilton, a daughter, who is a nurse in Kansas City. They have nine grandchildren. All the children and grandchildren plan to be at the parental home to help celebrate the occasion.

Masham News - Mrs. Vera LYNCH
Harold RIDGEWAY had the misfortune of running a dead sunflower stalk into his eyeball last Saturday. He had it taken care of immediately by a doctor in Pawnee and, although the accident was very painful, there seems to be no serious damage done to the eye.

Charles KELTIE, nephew of Mrs. Pearl WOOTIN, volunteered in the service of the U.S. Army on Friday. UncleSam doesn't have to draft good American sons like Charlie.

On Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. Everett KITCHEL and daughter, Vinita; Everett's mother, Mrs. M. KITCHEL, and his sister, Miss Bessie KITCHEL of Pawnee, drove to Ponca City, where they visited his brother, Earl KITCHEL.

Mrs. Harold RIDGEWAY accompanied Harold's parents last Sunday to Perry, where the family Christmas gathering was held at the home of another son, Wayne Ridgeway. Harold stayed home to take care of his injured eye.

Local News:

Ed LONG Ill - His many friends in Pawnee will be sorry to hear of the very serious illness of Ed LONG, oldest son of "Shorty" Long. He has been living in Los Angeles, California, for some time. He is ill with a heart ailment.

W.B. MCCLAIN Dies
W.B. MCCLAIN of Hollister, California passed away Tuesday, December 16, word has been received in Pawnee. Mr. McClain will be well remembered in Pawnee, having worked here for a long number of years, and lived on a farm south of here for a long time.

Ivan CUSTER Writes to Jack LONG:
Dear Jack: Thought maybe I'd better let the Coffee Cup gang know how I'm making it. We are about in California, with our train six hours behind time. Our two cars from Oklahoma City were switched in with one filled with boys from Arkansas and Texas - thirteen cars of them. On the other train were five cars from Kansas City. Wish you were here. Enjoying the trip fine. Ivan CUSTER

Mr. and Mrs. DAVIS Married 50 Years
Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. DAVIS will observe their 50th wedding anniversary at their farm home southwest of Pawnee next Sunday when their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and some old friends gather for the occasion.
The wedding of Miss Ella APPLEBURRY and Charles S. DAVIS occurred at Oaloma, Carrol county, Missouri, December 30, 1891, the Reverand David McLaurry, a Presbyterian minister, a neighbor of the Davis family, performing the ceremony. Some of the children of Mr. McLaurry, who live near Cushing, will be guests at the anniversary celebration.
Mr. Davis was born in Pike County, Illinois and was taken by his parents to Carrol county, Missouri, when a baby. Mrs. Davis was born in Carrol county. After they married, they lived several years in Missouri before moving to Pawnee county, more than 40 years ago. They have lived in Liberty town since that time.
The couple has three living children: Earl of Norfolk, Wilbur of Pawnee, and Mildred of Glencoe. There are five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

CARVER Resigns; Has Served Since Building Built
A.E. CARVER, who has been janitor at the Pawnee High School since the house was build, with the exception of one year, has resigned and will step out on December 31. Mr. Carver served as janitor during the school year 1920-1921, the first year the high school was used; he was out one year then started again in September 1922, and has served continously since. Altogether he has served more than 20 years.
Through all the years Mr. Carver has been a faithful employee, loyal to the school, friendly to the student body, agreeable tothe faculty. He asks the Chief to thank the school board and the faculty in his behalf for the considerate treatment he has received.
Mr. Carver and family will move back to the Carver farm 12 miles east of Pawnee on Highway 64. Bill TULL will become janitor at the school house.

Blackburn Boy Reports
Mr. and Mrs. George SWILLING of Blackburn received a note from their son, Jack, last week. Jack has been in the Navy for the past three years. He is currently in Honolulu, the note states that he is doing alright.

District Court Proceedings:
Gerald W. SHERILL vs. Pauline SHERILL. Judgement for plaintiff for divorce. Defendant restored to former name of Pauline PARRISH.


January 1, 1942

East Bend - Mrs. R.M. Hamrick
Mr. and Mrs. MEHAN and family and Mr. and Mrs. ROGERS and family, of Gerry, Illinois, spent the holidays in the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh CARR.

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard CAUGHLIN and Jerry spent Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pearl ROYSTER and family, near Ralston.

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy FOUCHT of Ralston, spent Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John EDWARDS, Sr. and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Lon TISDALE and Mrs. Dolly ENLOE were called to Hominy on account of the serious illness of their sister, Mrs. Ella TISDALE. She is some better at present.

Quay - Mrs. Thelma Rae PERRY

Mr. and Mrs. John BANKS and J.W., had as their Wednesday dinner guests, Mrs. Lulu TROWER, Mr. and Mrs. S. CANTRELL of Seminole, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond TROWER, Ramona and Ronald of Oklahoma City. Mrs. TROWER remained for a longer visit with her daughter, Mrs. BANKS.

Mr. and Mrs. Nolan PEERY spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Miles TENSFIELD at Bristow.

Union Center - Mary Helen BRYANT and Jewel Dee CAMPBELL
We are sorry to say that the WILKINS family is moving to the farm they bought near Terlton. They will go to town school.
We are also sorry that the BESSE family is moving to Ralston, out of our district.

A day before Christmas Mrs. John MORRISON and Mary Jane were papering their front room.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo BRYANT, Mr. and Mrs. KRULIC and children, from Oklahoma City, and the rest of the URCHINSON's had a grand turkey dinner Christmas.

Last week an airplane landed in J.F. SMITH's meadow. It was from Ponca City and had run out of gas.

Mr. and Mrs. John BRYANT visited Mr. and Mrs. Rex VANCE in Skedee for Christmas. The BRYANT's will move to a farm near Skedee soon.


Pawnee Chief - Jan 8, 1942

Story of Mrs. and Mrs. Jack NAIL is Tale of Pioneer Days
How many young wives today would take a buggy and ride heck for leather to stake a claim, so sick they came down with typhoid fever the next day? Well Mary Ellen NAIL did just that.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack NAIL were living in Stillwater at the time of the opening of the Cherokee Strip, having moved there from the region around Olathe, in Woodson County, Kansas. When the day of the opening arrived, Mary Ellen didn't feel so well, but that didn't stop her. Jack took a spring wagon and mules and tore off for the rural section, staking a claim of 160 acres in Coal Creek Township, eight miles north and two miles east of Pawnee. Mary Ellen took the buggy and staked a lot in town, where the Ralph W. JOHNSON home now stands. That night, the Nails camped in the hollow where the Joe KIMBERLIN home sits now, and Mary Ellen came down with typhoid fever. She was ill for weeks, but finally pulled through. At the time, they had two small sons, Earl being about seven and Alvin about five. They traded Mrs. Nail's lot in town for a small house, which they moved onto the 160 acres. Since it was was in the fall and winter was coming on, they decided to go back to the Olathe vicinity to get through the winter.
The next spring they had to be residing on their homestead by a certain date, and hurried from Olathe to be here. When they arrived, weary and anxious to see their home, they found that the house and all household belongings in it had burned with a complete loss the night before! Jack worked his land, and in his spare time hauled freight from Red Rock and Perry to get enough extra money to build another house. The Nails worked this farm until 1914, when they decided to move into town. Jack had a wholesale gasoline agency for a long time, and still owns the station now operated by the MALTSBERGER brothers, but is no longer active in business.
Mr. NAIL is now eighty years of age, and Mrs. NAIL is seventy-five. They were married on December 24, 1882, at Humboldt, Kansas. They had 2 sons - Earl is now a resident of Portland, Oregon; however, is in Pawnee at present because of the illness of his mother. Alvin passed away last June, leaving no children. Earl's two daughters are now Mrs. John MALTSBERGER and Mrs. Tim WALKER, and the NAIL great-grandchildren are Mary Jane, Anne, and Polly WALKER and Linda Rae MALTSBERGER.
Mr. NAIL recalls very well how he rode ten miles, accompanied by Mary Ellen's father, Mr. SCHORNICK, to get his marriage license. After they settled near Pawnee, they were active in building one of the finest rural churches in this vicinity, known as the Hill Chapel. The Crescent Star School in that section was attended by both Earl and Alvin.
Mr. NAIL has served as county commissioner of Pawnee County and as a member of the Pawnee city council.

Pawnee Boys In The Service
Morris BESLY, son of Judge & Mrs. Charles BESLY, has enlisted in the Air Corps and is stationed at Jefferson Barracks, near St. Louis.
Mr. J.D. ROBERSON, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Roberson, enlisted in the Air Corps Mechanical Section. He was recently discharged from the 45th Division.
Herman HOOPER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie HOOPER, has enlisted in the Air Corps, having quit his work with an oil company.
Henry NASH, of the J&H Cleaners, has volunteered for Army service and passed the physical examination - he expects to be called soon.
Charles COX, who has been in Pawnee visiting his wife, has gone back to Camp Bowie, Texas.
Cpl. Leonard LEADINGFOX of the 179th at Camp Barkeley, arrived in Pawnee to visit his wife.
Others from the 179th who got here Tuesday were:
Pvt. Bill LASLY to visit friends and family
Sgt. C.J. HEAD and wife, to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John HEAD, of Maramec
Sgt. Robert STOKES to see his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.W. STOKES, of Glencoe
Sgt. Carl JOHNSTON and wife got here Saturday; Sgt. Calvin JOHNSTON and wife arrived Tuesday. Both are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. George B. JOHNSTON.
First Sgt. Clifton STROTHMAN and wife got here Tuesday; his parents are Mr. and Mrs. C.J. STROTHMAN.
Sgt. Myron MARX was here visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Myron MARX. Sr.
Capt. Ralph MARX and family from Fort Sill were in Pawnee visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice MARX.
Corp. Frank HOOPER of the 120th at Camp Barkeley returned Tuesday after a visit here with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie HOOPER.

Two New Homes East of Pawnee
Two new stone houses that add beauty to Highway 64 east of Pawnee are nearing completion. The Harry THOMPSON house four miles east is of rock veneer. The stone is native from the Feaster quarry, like the stone used in the bath house at the lake. A large stone chimney helps to add beauty to the property.
The Earl GAMBILL house is at the Y two miles east of Pawnee. Built of rough native stone, it also has a large stone chimney.

John WILLMAN, 93, passed away at his home near Maramec, Tuesday morning, December 30, 1941.
He was born at Monpelier, Indiana, March 20, 1848, the son of Nicholas and Elizabeth WILLMAN. A few years later they moved to Adair County, Missouri, where they lived until 1901, when they came to Payne County, Oklahoma and settled on a farm 7 1/2 miles southwest of Stillwater, where he lived until December, 1938. Next, he moved to a farm near Maramec and lived there until his death.
Survivors are his three children, Loe WILLMAN, Fairfield, California; Mrs. Ben RAMSEY, Pawnee, and Kitty WILLMAN of Maramec. There are nine grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Mrs. Willman preceded him in death, April 30, 1933.

Mrs. C.E. BILYEU
Carrie Crow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander CROW, was born January 1, 1897, at Arkansas City, Kansas. She passed from this life at the Pawnee General Hospital December 30, 1941, following a brief illness.
She was united in marriage to C.E. Bilyeu at Kildare, Oklahoma on April 30, 1899, and to this union seven children were born, two of whom preceded their mother in death.
Mrs. Bilyeu was well known throughout the community, she was active in church and club work and was loved by all who knew her.
Those who are left to mourn her passing are her husband, C.E. BILYEU, of Skedee; two daughters, Mrs. Zola PERRY, of Wichita, Kansas; and Mrs. Elsa SANDERS of Tulsa; three sons, Lonnie and Richard BILYEU, both of Tulsa; and Derrold BILYEU of Gardner Field, located at Taft, California; one brother, William A. CROW, of Houston, Texas; and four sisters: Mrs. Edna B. KING of Arkansas City, Kansas; Mrs. Hattie May Hall of Lernox, Calif.; Mrs. Marie Willis, Beaumont, Texas; and Mrs. Olive GRAY of Bartlesville; six grandchildren, other more-distant relatives and many friends.
Services were conducted Friday afternoon, January 2, 1941, at the Brady-Poteet Funeral Home at Pawnee, by A.J. BRADSHAW, pastor of the Christian Church; burial was in Highland Park Cemetery, Pawnee.

Wedding Announced
Frank ARNOLD announces the wedding of his daughter, Leah SPURGEON, to Forrest BIGLEY. The event took place on New Year's Day. The couple will reside in East Tulsa.

The community is indeed sorry to learn of the death of Ben BROWER, which occurred Sunday. Mr. BROWER resided in Hallett, Oklahoma.

Lone Chimney - Carmelita FUSS
Funeral services for Mr. WILLMAN, father of Mrs. Ben RAMSEY, who died at his home near Maramec, were held in Stillwater, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30.
This community extends their sympathy to the family. Mrs. George BEHRENS and family have moved to Maramec. It is our loss and Maramec's gain. Mrs. BEHRENS and children have endeared themselves to people of this community and it is with sincere regret that their many friends part with them.

C.S. DAVIS Anniversary
Those who attended the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. DAVIS at their home southwest of Pawnee, Sunday, December 28, 1941 were: Mr. and Mrs. Elmer MCCLAREY and Mrs. Eva GRIFFETH, Cushing; Mr. and Mrs. Albert BUNTIN, Glencoe; Jack SWAIN, Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. Earl DAVIS, Pawnee; Mr. and Mrs. Hobart DAVIS, Bristow; Pete DAVIS, Glencoe; and Mr. and Mrs. C.S. DAVIS and daughter, Mildred, Glencoe. Mr. and Mrs. DAVIS were married December 30, 1891. They are pictured with their three children, Earl, Mildred, and Wilbur.

Eat Kentucky Turkey
Uncle Bob MADDOX, 82 year old pioneer Negro citizen of Pawnee, was host Christmas at a turkey dinner for relatives. A turkey was sent to Uncle Bob from his brother, Ben MADDOX, Fulton, Kentucky; and was enjoyed by all.
Bob and Ben MADDOX were born to slave parents before the Civil War and were slaves themselves, when children. Another brother, 86, resides in Kentucky. Those at the dinner were Nannie VANWINKLE, John MADDOX, Clint MORRIS and wife, and Bruce MILLER and wife.

BRADYS Return From Trip
Mr. and Mrs. W.E. BRADY returned Saturday from a two month trip to California. They went to Wichita, and then by the northern route to San Diego, where they were guests of their son, Merle BRADY. While there, Mr. BRADY was taken ill, and an operation performed in Mercy Hospital in San Diego. His condition has improved greatly.
They returned by the southern route, visiting with Mrs. Brady's sister in Phoenix, then to Oklahoma City to spend New Years with their son, Bryce, who drove them back to Pawnee on Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Harley CLABAUGH, who left Pawnee for the west early in October, have returned. They are with Mrs. Clabaugh's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose GILLILAND, temporarily. They left Seattle, Washington, the last day of the old year and say they drove in snow all the way, from 20 miles out of Seattle to Pawnee.

Masham News - Mrs. Vera Z. LYNCH
The Masham Club sponsored a misc shower for Mrs. Everett KESTLER on Tuesday afternoon. The crowd met at the Masham store and from there went in a group to surprise Mrs. KESTLER in her new home on the DAWs farm.
Mrs. KESTER was really surprised and greatly thrilled over the many lovely gifts she received. All enjoyed the afternoon and every guest sincerely wished Ruth and Everette a happy, prosperous married life.
Those present: Mrs. Iva ZOLDOSKE, Lyla EDWARDS, Maude STRETCH, Hazel ZOLDOSKE, Anna TAULMAN, Ruth VENABLE, Dora ROBBINS, Alf BISHOP, Joe COX, George WEBB, Rollie KESTLER, Lola STRETCH, Floyd MCKILL, Harmon, Bright and Nadine RIDGEWAY, Dural MCKILL, Mahan, Miss Leona ROBBINS and Mr. and Mrs. C.P. BECK.

Enlists - Lorn EDWARDS, Jr., son of Mrs. and Mrs. Lorn EDWARDS, has enlisted in one of the government's Navy Bombing Schools and expects to leave any time to begin his studies. Lorn is taking advantage of the U.S. Navy's offer to train young men. He will be in training several months to become a bomber technician, after which he will become a commissioned officer and be ready to help in the war against Japan.

Singing Bee - On Wednesday night, neighbors of the C.P. BECK's gathered at their home and enjoyed the evening with old fashioned singing and music. The BECK home has always been a gathering place for music lovers and no one delights more in these musical gatherings than the Becks. Mr. BECK was a well-known music teacher in his younger days and a community leader of all singing gatherings. Donna BECK and Elmer LYNCH were their with their violins, Harold RIDGEWAY with his guitar, and Sumner Beck was chief organist, while the rest joined in the singing. All truly enjoyed the evening and the Becks invited everyone back soon.

Bill MARTIN is reported not so well this week and it is believed that his accidental swallowing of iodine has done more damage than first thought. Little Jimmy MARKUM, however, is recovered with no serious after effects.

If you drive out through the neighborhood most any frosty morning now and stop at some farm house - most any farm house - and if it was real early when you called, you'd be greeted at the door by the tangy smell of fresh homemade sausage. The farmers are all busy butchering those fat pigs and curing this years supply of meat. Neighbor helps neighbor, thus lightening the work and making it more pleasant.

Uncle Sam has asked the farmers to help in defense by producing 75 percent of the family food supply and the farmers think that is an easy way to help, for they have been practically doing that for years.

Sunday, Mr. Vernie TAULMAN and family were at the home of his father,
I.N. TAULMAN, in Skedee. Vernie's brother, D.N. TAULMAN, and family of Skedee were also there as they celebrated the 80th birthday of their father. There are other children but because of bad roads and the distances they were unable to be present.

Maramec - Mrs. Clara STAFFORD
So sorry to learn of Pa SANDERS being in the hospital at Pawnee. He had two toes removed.

About 25 friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lanta STROUD Monday evening and gave a surprise farwell party for Mr. and Mrs. Leo MULLENNAX and children, who are moving to Morrison. Refreshments of sandwiches, pie, coffee and cocoa were served. The evening was spent in visiting and singing.

Browning's Son Writes Letter From The British Isles
(Letter to his mother from Pvt. R. L. BROWNING, with the Essex Scottish Regiment in England, No. A 22663, Headquarters Co, C. A. O.)
Saturday, December 13, 1941
Dear Mother:
I am still keeping fine. I am going to Scotland Monday the 15th. I am getting my leave a month early this time. I won't be there for Christmas. I have to come back on the 22nd. I don't think we will get any leave Christmas after all.
I got a Christmas parcel from Mrs. ROBINSON yesterday. It contained 1 pound of cheese, 1 pound of fruit cake, condensed coffee with milk and sugar, chocolate, canned fruit, and a can of chicken. Mom, everybody is too good to me. The unannounced attack made by Japan on America while they were still talking peace in Washington is about the most ruthless crime history has every known. As a result, they sunk a few of our ships but it made us all the more madder, and I pity the Japs now. If I had stayed home, I probably would have gotten in action sooner.
The boys have been joking with me about the "Oklahoma" being sunk. I told them it will make the Oklahomans awful mad and the Japs had really better look out when they get mad. I pinned a picture of the "Oklahoma" up in our billets.
Russia announced the greatest victory of the war this morning - the complete defeat of the German offensive against Moscow. And the Germans are in full retreat, and we have just about got the Germans cleaned up in Libin. So the war is going very good now. The only thing, we Canucks are very disappointed we are not doing anything. They are going to have to do something with us soon. But the English think we can save England in case of invasion.
I still miss you and lots of love. Your son, Bob

Pawnee Indian Is Serving With The Canadian Army
Gordon ADAMS, Pawnee Indian youth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander ADAMS, both deceased, is a soldier with the Canadian Army, stationed "somewhere in England." Gordon's father was a veteran of World War I, and his grandfather, Dog Chief was a Pawnee Scout serving with the United States forces in the wars against the Sioux, the Cheyennes, and other plains tribes.
This letter from young ADAMS was received recently by Mrs. Ed J. COYLE, Jr., Pawnee.
November 18, 1941
Gnr. G.F. ADAMS B-11601 R. C. A. No. 2 Co. Y No. 1 C. S. H. U. C. A. S. F. England
Dear Mrs. COYLE:
It's me, Gordon. I'm here in England now, enjoying it too. This is a swell country. I think I'll live here when the war is over. My pal, Mac, and I are out nearly every night. Believe me - I'm appreciated here. You should hear these "Limey" girls talk, you can't understand 'em. We went to London a couple of weeks ago and a dame showed all the ruins to us. Those cussed Germans really did mess up the old place. Blocks of houses are level and the people sleep in the subways. We're giving Adolph his share now. I think he's wasting his time because every now and again a German comes flying over with some bombs. Well, when he sees our air force coming he usually drops the aforementioned bombs anywhere and takes out for home. As a rule, he doesn't ever reach Germany again because we shoot them down. It's a thrill. We can't lose.
Did I tell you: On the way across I had three stripes. Sgt. ADAMS, that's me! Then when we landed they took all three away. We all lost 'em. We have to win them back. Our O.C. says it will be easy. Let's hope. We had a lot of fun crossing the pond. One day while my buddie and I were admiring the ocean we saw a great grey form come bolting toward the ship. We nearly fainted. We thought it was a torpedo. Anyhow all went well because it turned out to be a fish of some kind. Were we glad! We were kinda disappointed because we didn't see any action on the way across. While at sea we heard that the Andes had been sunk. What was funny was that we were on the ship reported sun. Those Germans can really lie. Oh well. At night from the Dover coast you can watch the R. A. F. bomb occupied France. Here in England you can see all the armies of the world in uniform, French (Free), Polish, Indian, Australian, African, British, Canadian, and the U.S. While in London, we saw the King and Queen and Mr. Churchill. It was really keen, what I mean.
What are all the kids doing? Tell Gayle, Margie Lou, etc. "Hello." And tell Ed J. to hurry up and join a man's army. Over here, women are in the forces. There are NAAFI's, WAAF's, AT's, and of course the Women Land army. They're doing good too.
Well I have a lot to do. We have a big parade tomorrow and all our stuff has to be cleaned, so I guess I'll wait for you to answer this. Mail is welcome here, and how! So, write soon. Bye, Gordon

Mr. and Mrs. Alton M. STONEBURNER has as their guests Friday night, Mr. and Mrs. Joe STONEBURNER and their son and daughter-in-law, of Duluth, Minnesota. The two men are brothers.


Pawnee Chief - January 15, 1942

Margaret MOORE, Former Red Cross Worker, is Dead
Miss Margaret MOORE, 72, veteran social service worker, died in Oklahoma City this week after several months' illness. Church services were held in Oklahoma City and graveside services at Highland Park Cemetery, in Pawnee, Tuesday, January 13, 1942.
Miss Moore will be remembered by the older citizens of Pawnee as the guiding spirit of social work in Pawnee during and after the first world war. As a representative of the Red Cross, she gave her entire time to looking after the interests of the needy, especially the veterans and their dependents.
Many veterans of the World War who lived in this community after the war have Miss Moore to thank for the assistance she rendered in presenting their claims to the proper authorities, and in procuring help for them when help was most needed. Her heart was in the work. The old Red Cross building that stood at the southwest corner of the square was her office, and here gathered "her boys" to ask a favor, to seek advice, or to thank her for help she had given. After she closed her Red Cross work in Pawnee, she worked here for a while in the office of Dr. HADDOX, then went to Shawnee. She has been away from here several years.
She was a sister of the late Dr. MOORE, who established the first hospital in Pawnee, the old sanitarium.

Workmen Start Tearing Down the Old Stone School Work on tearing down the old stone grade school will begin Thursday, according to Woodrow DRAKE, a member of the Pawnee School Board. Twenty- seven WPA workers, supervised by a man from Pawhuska, will start the work.

The school board is asking that E.T. GREER, now on a Cleveland WPA job, be named as foreman for the construction work, which they hope will start soon after the old building has been razed.

County Lady Wins In State Yard Contest
Mrs. C.E. LIVERGOOD Wins First In This District Mrs. C.E. LIVERGOOD is the winner of first prize in a yard improvement contest conducted by the Oklahoma Farmer - Stockman, according to a letter from Clarence ROBERTS, editor of that publication. With the letter was a check as her reward. Mrs. LIVERGOOD was the winner in the northeastern district, which comprises approximately one-fourth of the state. The improvements made consisted mostly of painting the buildings, planting shrubbery, grading the yard, making necessary repairs to the buildings, building a fence, and making a concrete porch.
The LIVERGOOD home is located six miles southeast of Pawnee on Highway 18. They build the home, a neat bungalow, several years ago and much had been done prior to this year. Mrs. LIVERGOOD was reared in the community where she lives. Prior to her marriage, she taught in the county schools. The LIVERGOOD's have three children, the elder of whom is a graduate nurse, the son is employed in Pawnee, and the younger daughter is in school.

The first place prize for this district last year was won by a Pawnee County farm matron, Mrs. Vera LYNCH of near Masham.

Frank ENDRES, 10, Gets A Reply From Letter To President
Frankie ENDRES, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul ENDRES, has received a letter from the Office of Civilian Defense at Washington, D.C. Frankie, who was ten years old last week, and is a fifth-grader in the Pawnee schools, and active in Cub Scout work, felt that he had a personal interest in this war. Frankie has one $50 bond and a $25 bond almost paid out. He thought that since he had a financial investment in the war that he should have something to do about it, so he wrote to President Roosevelt and asked him what he could about defense work in Pawnee.
The following letter was received in reply to his communication:
Dear Frank:
President ROOSEVELT has referred your letter to me, and I want to thank you for your offer to help in defense. People of your age can do many things.
I suggest that you talk to your school principal and teachers. They can suggest the best way for you and your friends to cooperate in the civilian defense program in your community.
Sincerely yours,
Jane SEAVER,
Co-Director, Division of Youth Activities

36 Named For Draft January 14
Nineteen Inducted Saturday; Several Volunteer
Thirty-six young men from Pawnee County were called for physical examination Wednesday, January 14. They reported at Pawnee and were sent to Oklahoma City. Those from this group who pass the examination will be inducted later this month, according to Made SOUSLEY, secretary of the draft board.
One colored man, Ernest Taft ABRAHAM, Route 1, Cleveland was inducted into the service Tuesday and sent to Fort Sill.
Nineteen white men left Pawnee Saturday for induction at Fort Sill. They are Everett Vernon PITTS, Charley Henry BALLINGER, Howard GONZALES, Walter Lee FISHER, Elton Clair TALBERT, Melvin Notsee SHENOLD, Edgar Leroy HUDDLESTON, Cecil Virgil SMITH, Edward Eugene BICKHAM, Joseph Vencel HAYS, Willie Arthur MUHEJAH, Jack GOAD, William Alva Pogue, Robert Elvin CALLISON, Alva Loyd ROACH, George B. FUSS, Frank Lee WORTHY and Earl BURGE.

Of the 30 called for examination, two are volunteers, Lawrence RICE, Pawnee Indian under draft age; and Roy Elee MARRS, son of Mr. and Mrs. William MARRS of Route 3.
The others are Gill Kenneth MCCALISTER, Jim Leroy HOOPER, Alva Ford KISTLER, Clifford Edward SNEED, Ben G. PETERS, Arthur James BARKER and Del Ray Brice ECHO HAWK, Pawnee. Alvie Franklin CARTER, Bobby Arthur LUCAS, Raymond Franklin WOODRING, Roy Earl LIST, Jr., Walter Alvin HOOVER, Ray (Jack) Don COMER, Chester DeWayne LANDERS, Roy Daniel WILCOX, John Lyndon GRIPE, James Leonard FOREST, Horace Edmond BERRY, Eugene Leon GRIMES, and William Millard FIANT, Cleveland. Joseph Walter FLEMING, Leonard Earl James, Emmet William JORDAN, Donald Dean COX and Thomas Burlin ROACH, Jennings; Onalce Quninton SINGLETON, Denzel Delbert TAYLOR, Reuben Ray LEMASTER and William Jermone MINIX, Keystone. Frank M. BEJCEK, Maramec; Robert Hawes COLBURN, Terlton; Raymond Harold PETTY, Mark Dewayne WELKER and Albert Wesley VANDUSEN, Ralston.
GRIMES has enlisted in the army and beat the draft. PETERS was discharged from the marines recently and BERRY and LIST have been out of the army only a few months.
Another call will be issued soon for 36 white men to report for examination January 30.

Prairie View News:
Louis BERG, son of Lester BERG, has returned to his home in Idaho after a week's visit with his parents, He was accompanied by Cecil Miller, son of Noah Miller.

Robert HAGS returned to CCC camp after spending a week at home.

Mr. and Mrs. Gill GOULD of Stillwater visited with her sister, Mrs. Tom HAGS, last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. A.O. BROOKOVER, of Ponca City, visited in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. TALBERT, Friday.

Mrs. Marion MILLER visited with her sister, Mrs. Elmer BERG, Sunday.

NEW BOY!
A new boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. BENES at 9:17 a.m. January 3, 1942.

The young man tipped the scales at 7 3/4 pounds and has been given the name of Edward ALTMAN Benes, Jr.

Ed and wife now have a coming school teacher and farmer and we offer our congratulations.

Mrs. D.E. BAKER
Maude Iren VILOTT was born in Nemeha County, Kansas February 8, 1868 and passed from this life at her home in Ponca City, at 11:30 p.m. January 10, 1942.
She was married to Joseph RICKMAN February 25, 1885, and to this union three children were born: Elsie, Clyde, and Hazel. Clyde passed away in infancy. Joseph RICKMAN, her husband, passed away December 16, 1890.
Following the death of her husband, she moved with her brother to Pawnee in the year 1896. In 1897, she met and married J.E. BAKER of Pawnee, December 22. Following this marriage, they resided in Pawnee until 1932, at which time they moved to Ponca City where they have lived since. To this union two children were born, Wayne and Edna. Early in life, Maude became a Christian and throughout her life lived and practiced the Christian virtues. In the year 1919, Mrs. BAKER became a member of the Pawnee Christian church, and during her residence in Pawnee, she was always faithful and loyal to her church. In sickness, she was first to bring assistance, in sorrow she was always a sympathetic burden bearer. She will be missed greatly by her loved ones and friends.
She leaves to mourn her departure from this life her husband, J.E. BAKER of Ponca City; three daughters, one son, two sisters, Mrs. Earl ALSPAUGH of Bremerton, Washington, and Mrs. Fred RIEMAN of Rupert, Idaho; three brothers: Bert VILOTT of Mankota, Kansas, Jay VILOTT of Long Beach, California, and H.D. VILOTT of Fullerton, California. There are 13 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of more distant relatives and many friends.
Services were conducted from the First Christian Church at Pawnee, by A.J. BRADSHAW. Music was furnished by a quartette composed of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. WILLIAMS, Mr. and Mrs. Merle CANNON with Mrs. A.T. SEEVERS at the organ. Interment was in Highland Cemetery, Pawnee, on Tuesday, January 13 at 2:00 p.m.

Indian News - Flora LEADER
Lynn RICE
of Camp Barkeley, is home on a furlough, visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom RICE.

Louis EAVES, son of Mrs. Emma HADLEY, returned to Abilene, Texas last Saturday, where he is in camp.

Mrs. Mary FAW-FAW of Skedee, spent the past week visiting her niece, Mrs. Carrie BEAVER.

Benjamin MAYTUBBY of Phoenix, Arizona, who spent two weeks with his aunts, Mrs. Myra EPPLER and Mrs. Emma MNCGUIRE, returned to his home the past week.

Mrs. Anne GROVER, who spent several days visiting with her children, Pauline, Phyllis and Billy, has returned to her home in Lawton.

Robert CURLY CHIEF, who is employed in Wichita, Kansas, spent the past weekend with his mother, Mrs. Carrie WILSON, who is ill a the home of her older son, STACY HOWELL.

Mrs. Earl PLUMLEE and daughter, Beverly, of Red Rock, visited with their aunt, Mrs. May NICHOLS, the first of the week.

John IRVING left last Tuesday for Oklahoma City to seek employment.

Miss Serena Mary RICKETTS, who enrolled at the Riverside Indian School, Anadarko, has written to a friend that she is well pleased.

Rev. and Mrs. G.K. COBB, pastor of the Red Rock Indian Church, had dinner last Monday with Mrs. May NICHOLS at the Indian School.

Mrs. June ECHO HAWK is leaving this weekend for Tulsa to visit with her husband, Owen, who is employed at Chouteau.

Catherine LONG, daughter of Grover LONG, has accepted a position in Wichita at the Federal Reserve Bank.

Henry CUMMINGS has resigned his position at Valentine, Arizona. He left last Sunday for Couteau, where he is seeking employment.

Floyd MOSES, who was enrolled at the Anadarko High School has returned to Chilocco, where he has enrolled.

William MOWERY
William MOWERY, about 75 years old, eccentric character of Pawnee more than 40 years, died at the Pawnee Municipal Hospital Monday evening, January 12, shortly after 9:00 p.m. Death was due to intestinal trouble, gangrene of the feet and complications.
The deceased, affectionately known to nearly every person in Pawnee as "Billy Whiskers," came here in 1900 from New York State, where he was born and reared. He acquired some small tracts near Pawnee, and on them he grew fruits and vegetables which he peddled to Pawnee housewives. In this manner he supported himself. His was a familiar figure at the backdoor of Pawnee homes, carrying a rusty bucket or a dilapidated basket filled with fruits or vegetables or an assortment of both, offering to sell to the housewives. He was not adverse to singing a song, which was rendered without charge to the purchaser of his goods. During all his residence in this community, in spite of his handicaps, he made his own way, with the exception of a few months when he was at the *county farm after having been taken there when ill. In recent years he lived on the east side near the Black Bear Creek, on a small tract he owned and which overflowed often. When high water came he would stay as long as possible, it being necessary often to take him out in a boat. When the water was high, he would stand in the door of his home and sing hymns to the sight-seers. Deeply religious, he was a faithful attendant at the church of his choice. He seldom missed attending Sunday School and the morning services. He was familiar with most of the old hymns and ballads. Rumor cast many mysteries around the early life of Billy. There was the story that he had been educated for the ministry, another that he had been educated in law, and an accident changed his whole life; another that he had been disappointed in love. In an interview with a reporter of the CHIEF, two months ago, he denied those stories.
He is survived by some relatives in New York. He had no relatives in this community. He was never married. At the time this is written, the time for funeral services had not been fixed, but it is presumed service will be conducted at the Christian Church, of which he had been a member many years, by the Pastor Rev. A.J. Bradshaw.

*Note by Rita F. Buford - February 15, 1999 - I recently visited my my mom, Thelma (WATSON) Rodgers and asked her about this colorful character. She was born in 1935, and grew up in Skedee. She had several relatives in Pawnee and the surrounding area. My mom remembers the women talking about "Billy Whiskers" when she was a child. Mom told me her parents, Royal and Christine WATSON, always called the County Farm - the Poor Folks Farm. The location of the "County Farm" was on old 25 Hwy East - thru the Indian Agency and just past the Catlin Bridge.

He Farmed, Was Once County Assessor; Here Since 1910
Charles Edward YALEY, one of Pawnee's well-to-do citizens and business men, is a native of western Illinois, where he was born on March 10, 1862.
He left Illinois and came west of the Mississippi River when he was 20 years old. He first came to the part of Missouri near Indian Territory. He worked on farms and ranches, making $15 a month. However, before he left Illinois, he was living in town with his mother, and a farmer of that vicinity came in to find a boy to work for him, live on the place, and attend school. Charles Edward took the job. When he got out to the farmer's home, he saw a cunning little girl playing on the floor - she wasn't yet four years old. The young fellow to a liking to the little girl, and she tagged happily after him on the farm. Little did he know that she would spend the remainder of her life trailing him around!
He had been in the southwest for eight years, when he had to take a load of cattle to Chicago, and stopped to visit his old Illinois friends. The little girl had grown up and had turned out to be a very pretty young lady. Yaley returned to Missouri, corresponded with her for four years, then went back to Illinois and married her in 1894. When YALEY first came southwest, this country was a series of wild prairies. The Indian men could fence off any land they wanted, but the fences all had to be 80 rods apart, leaving a driveway for cattle. At that time, they made good prairie hay and shipped it to Kansas City. After he had worked for other ranchers and farmers, he started farming for himself in the southwest part of Missouri. He went back to Iowa for about twelve years, then on March 7, 1910, came to Pawnee county. He farmed for six years and ran cattle. At that time, YALEY recalls, this country was pretty well settled and there was a good sized population. They did not have much trouble with cattle thieves and things were pretty well under control.
Amusements were simple then. They went to church services either in the village church or schoolhouse, and had Sunday school every week. During the weekday evenings, they gathered at the various homes, riding horseback or walking to attend the simple evening parties.
YALEY went into the banking business in Maramec for a while, then came to Pawnee to serve as county assessor. He stayed on here after that, starting an insurance and real estate business, which he has maintained now for 21 years. He has an office downtown and is still active in his business.
One thing YALEY has noticed all through his years down here is the friendliness of the people. As he says, "This southwest country has the kindest-dispositioned old people, the best-behaved young men, and the prettiest girls of anyplace else in the world." When this was Indian Territory and there were no local laws, desperadoes from other states would come down here, often marry an Indian girl, and as long as they didn't commit a federal offense they could live in comparative safety. If they got into trouble with the government, they were taken off to Fort Smith and hung in short order; if they didn't get as far as Forth Smith, they dangled in their neighbor's pasture.
The Yaley's have one daughter, Belle. A peculiar thing is that her romance paralleled that of her parents. She had known a young boy when they lived in Iowa. Then when they moved out to Pawnee County, both grew up. After the Yaleys quit ranching in 1916, they took a three-month trip, and went up to their old home in Iowa. Belle and the boy met again, and a year later he came down here and married her. She is now Mrs. Belle FULTON and they live on the place Yaley had farmed in Iowa. One of the most outstanding features in Yaley's life is that he has always been cheerful. He is happy, industrious, and although nearly 80, is as spry as a flock of crickets, has a smile and a cheery word for all his many friends.


Pawnee Chief - January 22, 1942

Union Center - Jewel Dee CAMPBELL
Mr. and Mrs. Williard WEDD and children visited Mrs. Wedd's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed QUILLEN, Thursday night.

John MORRISON is on the sick list this week. His friends hope he will be better soon.

Visitors in the FULLER home Sunday were Oneta BRAISHER, Mr. and Mrs. Henry GUISER, and two small sons, and Ray, Thelma and Lucille CHAPMAN of Fairax and Earnest WATERS of Ralston.

Mr. and Mrs. MORRISON and Mary Jane called on Mr. and Mrs. Alfred SMITH and son, Merrill, Wednesday.

Quay - Mrs. Thelma Rae PEERY
Melvin ROBINSON is moving his family from Fairfax into the R.W. CANTRELL property.

J.W. BANKS, Jr. and Edward BETTIS returned from Denver Saturday. They placed second in the Western Stock Show on Livestock Loss Prevention. Nebraska placed first, Colorado third.

Mr. and Mrs. E.L. CRANK and girls spent Sunday in Ralston with Mrs. CRANK's parents, Mr. and Mrs. TAYLOR.

Mrs. Clara HILL has returned after several weeks visit with relatives in Ft. Smith and other points in Arkansas.

Miss Violet MILLER of Coffeyville, Kansas, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Arthur HANKS.

Mrs. Katherine CRAIG and Sharon Kay called on her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph CROW, Thursday.

MARLOW A Bomber
William A. MARLOW, Jr., son of the late W.A. MARLOW and Mrs. MARLOW, who lived near Lela, has been made a corporal in the 41st Bomb Squadron, stationed in Florida.
Young MARLOW and Reese CONARO, a neighbor, enlisted last April. MARLOW took a technical course as an armorer and last September was graduated and sent to the Florida post.

Ellis WALLS' Leg Broke
Ellis WALLS, Black Bear Creek farmer, is in the Pawnee Municipal Hospital receiving treatment for a broken leg. WALLS broke the leg while in Oklahoma City recently with a load of livestock. He stepped from his truck and the leg snapped.

Mrs. G.C. HOLMAN and daughter were in Pawnee for the weekend, and Mrs. HOLMAN attend the county Democratic meeting.

Society - Mrs. Heloise KNOX
DAVIS - MCINTOSH
Wedding Event of Sunday
The marriage of Miss Catherine Joan DAVIS of Oklahoma City, to Private Clifford Eugene MCINTOSH was solemnized at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, January 18, 1942, in the First Christian Church of Pawnee, with the Rev. A.J. BRADSHAW reading the vows.
The bride chose a white woolen dress with black accessories, and the groom was in uniform. Mrs. Velma GRAHAM, sister of the groom, attended the bride. Mr. Lester GRAHAM acted as best man. Witnesses were: Roy MCINTOSH, father of the groom, Shirley Jane and Jo Ann GRAHAM.
Following the ceremony, the couple were honored at a family wedding dinner in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lester GRAHAM. The couple plans to remain in Pawnee until the latter part of the week.
Private MCINTOSH is a graduate of Pawnee High School and has just finished his training in the Fitz-Simmons hospital in Denver, Colorado, as an x-ray technician. He will leave for Fort Riley, Kansas to complete training there before he receives his army rating. Mrs. MCINTOSH plans to remain for a while in Oklahoma City, where she is employed.

Farewell Gathering for Kendall JACKSON
A group of friends gathered Saturday evening for a party in honor of Kendall JACKSON, who left Sunday to make his home in Pryor. The group spent a gay time at the Coffee Cup Cafe, after which KENDALL formed a line party and they attended the preview.
Couples were: Joan TOWERS and Jack BRYANT, Carol SMITH and Kendall JACKSON, Betty JONES and Arthur CARLINGTON, Ermalee THOMAS and James KOLB, and Catherine Jo HADDOX and Storrie BROWNING.

Mrs. WILKEY Celebrates 94th Birthday
Mrs. Deborah WILKEY, who is now making her home with her daughter, Mrs. T.Z. SWALLEY, celebrated her 94th birthday last Friday.

Mrs. Mary PERRY spent the day with her and a number of friends called in the afternoon.

Mrs. WILKEY received a number of lovely greeting cards, several beautiful potted plants, and some cut roses.

RAFFETY - HARNED
Mr. and Mrs. E.L. RAFFETY, of Mulhall, announce the marriage of their daughter, Dorothy Beatrice, to Mr. Ancel J. HARNED of Shidler; son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl HARNED of Maramec.
The wedding took place at Nowata, at 6 p.m., on November 15, 1941, in the home of Rev. Harold L. ABRAHAM, pastor of the Christian Church of Nowata.
The bride wore a teal-blue suit with British tan accessories. They were attended by Mr. HARNED's sister, Mrs. Paul HIGGINS, and Mrs. HIGGINS, who reside in Nowata.
Mrs. HARNED is a graduate of Central State College in Edmond. She was an active member of the Shakespeare club and Blue Curtain. She is currently a teacher in the Carter Nine School. Mr. HARNED attended the University of Oklahoma. He is now employed with the Skelly Oil company at Carter Nine. The couple are making their home in Shidler, Oklahoma.

Farewell Surprise Party for Betty Lou WRIGHT
Classmates held a surprise and farewell party for Betty Lou WRIGHT Friday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. George RIMBEY. Betty is leaving to join her parents, who recently moved to Shidler, where he father is an employee of the Phillips Petroleum company.
The evening was spent playing monopoly. Refreshments were served by Mary Ann ALLEN and Betty GENTRY. Those present were Joyce COCHRAN, Helen MILLER, Elenora COCHRAN, Betty GENTRY, Mary Ann ALLEN and Ellen Jane SMITH.


Pawnee Chief - January 22, 1942

Union Center - Jewel Dee CAMPBELL
Mr. and Mrs. Williard WEDD and children visited Mrs. Wedd's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed QUILLEN, Thursday night.

John MORRISON is on the sick list this week. His friends hope he will be better soon.

Visitors in the FULLER home Sunday were Oneta BRAISHER, Mr. and Mrs. Henry GUISER, and two small sons, and Ray, Thelma and Lucille CHAPMAN of Fairax and Earnest WATERS of Ralston.

Mr. and Mrs. MORRISON and Mary Jane called on Mr. and Mrs. Alfred SMITH and son, Merrill, Wednesday.

Quay - Mrs. Thelma Rae PEERY
Melvin ROBINSON is moving his family from Fairfax into the R.W. CANTRELL property.

J.W. BANKS, Jr. and Edward BETTIS returned from Denver Saturday. They placed second in the Western Stock Show on Livestock Loss Prevention. Nebraska placed first, Colorado third.

Mr. and Mrs. E.L. CRANK and girls spent Sunday in Ralston with Mrs. CRANK's parents, Mr. and Mrs. TAYLOR.

Mrs. Clara HILL has returned after several weeks visit with relatives in Ft. Smith and other points in Arkansas.

Miss Violet MILLER of Coffeyville, Kansas, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Arthur HANKS.

Mrs. Katherine CRAIG and Sharon Kay called on her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph CROW, Thursday.

MARLOW A Bomber
William A. MARLOW, Jr., son of the late W.A. MARLOW and Mrs. MARLOW, who lived near Lela, has been made a corporal in the 41st Bomb Squadron, stationed in Florida.
Young MARLOW and Reese CONARO, a neighbor, enlisted last April. MARLOW took a technical course as an armorer and last September was graduated and sent to the Florida post.

Ellis WALLS' Leg Broke
Ellis WALLS, Black Bear Creek farmer, is in the Pawnee Municipal Hospital receiving treatment for a broken leg. WALLS broke the leg while in Oklahoma City recently with a load of livestock. He stepped from his truck and the leg snapped.

Mrs. G.C. HOLMAN and daughter were in Pawnee for the weekend, and Mrs. HOLMAN attend the county Democratic meeting.

Society - Mrs. Heloise KNOX
DAVIS - MCINTOSH
Wedding Event of Sunday
The marriage of Miss Catherine Joan DAVIS of Oklahoma City, to Private Clifford Eugene MCINTOSH was solemnized at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, January 18, 1942, in the First Christian Church of Pawnee, with the Rev. A.J. BRADSHAW reading the vows.
The bride chose a white woolen dress with black accessories, and the groom was in uniform. Mrs. Velma GRAHAM, sister of the groom, attended the bride. Mr. Lester GRAHAM acted as best man. Witnesses were: Roy MCINTOSH, father of the groom, Shirley Jane and Jo Ann GRAHAM.
Following the ceremony, the couple were honored at a family wedding dinner in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lester GRAHAM. The couple plans to remain in Pawnee until the latter part of the week.
Private MCINTOSH is a graduate of Pawnee High School and has just finished his training in the Fitz-Simmons hospital in Denver, Colorado, as an x-ray technician. He will leave for Fort Riley, Kansas to complete training there before he receives his army rating. Mrs. MCINTOSH plans to remain for a while in Oklahoma City, where she is employed.

Farewell Gathering for Kendall JACKSON
A group of friends gathered Saturday evening for a party in honor of Kendall JACKSON, who left Sunday to make his home in Pryor. The group spent a gay time at the Coffee Cup Cafe, after which KENDALL formed a line party and they attended the preview.
Couples were: Joan TOWERS and Jack BRYANT, Carol SMITH and Kendall JACKSON, Betty JONES and Arthur CARLINGTON, Ermalee THOMAS and James KOLB, and Catherine Jo HADDOX and Storrie BROWNING.

Mrs. WILKEY Celebrates 94th Birthday
Mrs. Deborah WILKEY, who is now making her home with her daughter, Mrs. T.Z. SWALLEY, celebrated her 94th birthday last Friday.

Mrs. Mary PERRY spent the day with her and a number of friends called in the afternoon.

Mrs. WILKEY received a number of lovely greeting cards, several beautiful potted plants, and some cut roses.

RAFFETY - HARNED
Mr. and Mrs. E.L. RAFFETY, of Mulhall, announce the marriage of their daughter, Dorothy Beatrice, to Mr. Ancel J. HARNED of Shidler; son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl HARNED of Maramec.
The wedding took place at Nowata, at 6 p.m., on November 15, 1941, in the home of Rev. Harold L. ABRAHAM, pastor of the Christian Church of Nowata.
The bride wore a teal-blue suit with British tan accessories. They were attended by Mr. HARNED's sister, Mrs. Paul HIGGINS, and Mrs. HIGGINS, who reside in Nowata.
Mrs. HARNED is a graduate of Central State College in Edmond. She was an active member of the Shakespeare club and Blue Curtain. She is currently a teacher in the Carter Nine School. Mr. HARNED attended the University of Oklahoma. He is now employed with the Skelly Oil company at Carter Nine. The couple are making their home in Shidler, Oklahoma.

Farewell Surprise Party for Betty Lou WRIGHT
Classmates held a surprise and farewell party for Betty Lou WRIGHT Friday evening in the home of Mr. and Mrs. George RIMBEY. Betty is leaving to join her parents, who recently moved to Shidler, where he father is an employee of the Phillips Petroleum company.
The evening was spent playing monopoly. Refreshments were served by Mary Ann ALLEN and Betty GENTRY. Those present were Joyce COCHRAN, Helen MILLER, Elenora COCHRAN, Betty GENTRY, Mary Ann ALLEN and Ellen Jane SMITH.


Pawnee Chief - January 29, 1942

George W. SHARP returned to the Veterans' Hospital at Muskogee Sunday to undergo an operation.

Mrs. Calvin JOHNSON plans to leave soon to join her husband, who is stationed at Camp Barkeley, Texas.

Mrs. Mollie MARLOW is staying with her sister, Mrs. Sarah EISLEY, who is ill.

Rev. and Mrs. A.J. BRADSHAW drove to Bristow Monday to take their granddaughter, Sharon, home and to visit with their daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Ray COUCH.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank BEAVER, Mrs. N.H. SWALLEY and Mrs. Dale BILYEU went to Talihina Tuesday, where Mrs. BEAVER underwent an examination. She was advised to take a long rest which will necessitate her giving up the teaching of piano.

R.O. SEEDS, who will be remembered by many old timers of Hallett and the Silver Creek district, was in Pawnee on business Tuesday. His father's family located on a claim west of Hallet at the opening.

Thomas CHAPMAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry CHAPMAN, has successfully passed the examinations and has enlisted in the Marine Corps. He has been sent to San Diego for training, after which he will be assigned elsewhere for duty.

Mrs. Lillian SICKMAN, buyer of women's wear, and Maurice MARX, manager of Marx's Department store, last week visited the immense showing of ready-to-wear lines in Dallas and Ft. Worth.

Junior POTEET Does Funeral Duties While Father is Ill
During the illness of his father, J.L. POTEET, Jr., student in Pawnee High School, has proved invaluable in the operation of the Brady-Poteet Funeral Home.
J.L., Jr., who has an apprentice embalmer's license, has been taking care of the embalming at the funeral home, in addition to keeping up with his school work. Mr. CHAPMAN, from Cleveland, had to be called one evening for assistance with a body which was too heavy for J.L. Jr. to lift, but otherwise he has been carrying on alone.
Mr. POTEET has been ill for some time. He was first ill the week before Christmas, then thought he was better and was up and around but the flu soon laid him low again. He is able to be up now for a part of the time.

Lone Chimney - Mrs. Carmelita FUSS
Birthday Party

Several neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Franklyn FUSS met in their home Friday evening, it being Mrs. Fuss' birthday. The entertainment for the evening consisted of Rook and Bingo.
Refreshments were served to Mr. and Mrs. Joe HAMMER, Jody and Johnny; Mr. and Mrs. Charlie COOPER and Junior; Mr. and Mrs. Willard NEWTON and Arthur and Billy; Mr. and Mrs. Monroe CONYERS and Sandra, Margie and Jarold; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Tannahill; Mr. and Mrs. Ray CREAGER and Mr. and Mrs. Franklyn FUSS and Elizabeth.

Farewell Party for Gordon CULVER
The Lone Chimney community held a farewell party for Gordon CULVER Saturday evening. Gordon, who has been attending A&M College has been employed in Washington, D.C.
Games were played during the evening. Refreshments were served to: Mr. and Mrs. Millard NEWTON and Arthur and Billey; Mr. and Mrs. Monroe CONYERS and Sandra, Margie and Jarold; Mr. and Mrs. Franklyn FUSS, Cecil and Melvin KERBIE, J.D. WOLFE, Rex WATERS, Audra KARRAKER, Louetta ROBINSON, Marie and Betty BEHRENS, Colene BAKER, Marybelle CULVER, Mrs. Esther O'REAR, Miss BROWN, Pete NICCUM and Vera BEHRENS.
A number of relatives and friends met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.P. CULVER Sunday in honor of their son, Gordon. A bountiful dinner of fried chicken and steak and all the good things that go with them was served to: Mr. and Mrs. Monroe CONYER and Sandra, Margie and Jarold; Mrs. and Mrs. Charley ROGERS of Avant; Mrs. George Bradley and Mary of Pawnee; Mrs. Esther O'REAR of Mangum; Marybelle CULVER of Pawnee; Vera BEHRENS, J.D. WOLFE of Stillwater; Cecil and Melvin KERBY of Camp Barkeley, Texas and Mr. and Mrs. W.P. CULVER and Gordon.

Skedee News - Mrs. W.K. RUSSELL
Mrs. Carl WALENCLAK of Wichita, Kansas, arrived Thursday to spend a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee PECKENPAUGH, and friends.
Albert COOK, who has been quite will with flue and bronchitis, is improved at this writing.

Miss Helen DAVIES, a teacher in Pawnee, and Miss Mary Lou DAVIES, at student at A&M, were home visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles DAVIES.

Miss Erma Dean TUCKER, who attends school in Stillwater, was home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry TUCKER, for a few days.

Mrs. Dale BILYEU spent Saturday in Pawnee visiting her parents, Mr. and

Mrs. N.H. SWALLEY, also her sister, Mrs. Frank BEAVER, who is ill.

Darrel BILYEU of Gardner Field, Colorado, who has been visiting his father, Charles BILYEU, returned to his work at Chanute Field, Illinois Friday.

Miss Lois RUSSELL, who teaches at Pawhuska, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John RUSSELL.

Mrs. Joe HAMMER spent the fore part of the week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry JONES, of Fairfax.

Big Bend News- Mrs. James CLARK
Mrs. Jewel FRANK was taken to the Yale Hospital Sunday morning for medical treatment.

Mrs. O.H. MYERS is reported improving from her long illness.

Boyd YOUNG, carpenter of Ralston began construction of a new room to the teachers Tuesday. The room will be used as a kitchen for serving hot lunches to school children. Mrs. Mary HARRIS is in charge of the hot lunch program.

Joe BELL of Borger, Texas, is here visiting his stepson, Mr. and Mrs. Harold GRIMM, and family.

Mrs. Rosa RAINEY is able to be up and about again after being confined to her home with influenza for the past week.

Eddie WOODS, of Fort Sill, spent the last 10 days visiting friends and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John MCKINNEY, of Pawnee County.

Mr. and Mrs. Leo COX's daughter, who has the measles, is improving nicely.

Society - Mrs. Heloise KNOX
Pink and Blue Shower for Mrs. Orville MCLAUGHLIN
The Prairie View Home Demonstration Club gave a Pink and Blue shower for Mrs. Orville MCLAUGHLIN on Monday afternoon.
Guest attending: Mesdames Cora STAFFORD, Laverna RUST, Grace MCLAUGHLIN, Vera LYNCH, Miss Edine MCLAUGHLIN. Members attending: Mesdames Mary DALLAS, Letha BERG, Lorne BERG, Leola SMITH, Madge WADLOW, Martha Dell POTTER, Iva BERG, Nellie POTTER, Henryetta ZMOTONY, Mable BERG, Nellie COLCLASIER, Helen RYAN, Ruby DECKER, Beulah RAINARD, Beth DECKER, Ethel BERG, Grace HARRINGTON, Lela BERG, Maude PASLEY, Harriett BEAVER, Fern PLATZ, and Maxine BECKER

Baby Shower Honors Mrs. NELSON
A baby shower was held by Mrs. L.L. DUNN on Thursday afternoon at 3:00 in honor of Mrs. Floyd NELSON.
Those attending were: Mrs. Carl HOGGATT and son, Mrs. Clair NUTTLE and son, Mrs. Calvin JOHNSTON and daughters, Mrs. Curt HAWKINS, Mrs. Robert TURNER and daughter, Mrs. L.L. DUNN, Mrs. Clifton NELSON and children, and Miss Jean NELSON.
Presents were also received from Mrs. Sid CHERRY and Mrs. Marie HAWKINS, who could not attend the shower.

District Court, Civil
James E. WADE vs. Fern B. WADE, Petition for divorce filed Jan. 21 by Robt. W. THOMAS, attorney for the plaintiff.

Minnie A. BOUNDY vs. William BOUNDY, Petition for divorce filed Jan. 23 by Robt W. THOMAS, attorney for the plaintiff.

Court - Marriage Licenses
Neal Leon SIKES, 25, Pawnee; Clara Geraldine HAMRICK, 21, Pawnee.

Hugh Budick ROSS, 28, Blackburn; Edna Josephine IRWIN, 18, Blackburn.

Leonard BAKER,37, Pawhushaka; Sarah Louise WARD, 18, Ralston.

HAMRICK - SIKES Vows Read Sunday
Announcement is made of the marriage of Miss Geraldine Clara HAMRICK, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.M. HAMRICK of Blackburn, to Mr. Neal Leon SIKES, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.W. SIKES of 300 Illinois, Pawnee.
The wedding took place in the Christian Church at 12:00 on January 25, 1942, with the Rev. A.J. BRADSHAW officiating.
The bride wore a soldier blue alpaca street dress with gold accessories and was attended by Mrs. Wayne TANSEY of Holdenville, who was attired in a gold street dress with matching accessories. Wayne TANSEY served as best man for the groom.
Immediately following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. SIKES served the wedding cake and refreshments at their apartment to about thirty relatives and friends, after which Mr. and Mrs. A.W. SIKES were hosts at a reception at their home to the couple and their immediate relatives.
After a short honeymoon trip through the south, the couple will be at home in the Lusk apartments at Pawnee.
Out-of-town guests attending: Mr. and Mrs. Wayne TANSEY, Holdenville; B.R. ALLEN of Arkansas City, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. JENKINS, Violet, Edith, Manford and Wade, of Guthrie; Mrs. Mildred KETCH, Ethel Lou, Paul and Joe of Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin MANNING, of Perry; Mr. and Mrs. Howard C. SEABRIDGE and Marlene of Perryton, Texas; and Mrs. Helen COE, Marlene and Jimmie of Stillwater.

Miss MANNHEIMER Hostess To Thursday Afternoon Club The Thursday Afternoon Bridge club met January 22 with Miss Sadie MANNHELMER. The club has decided to give Defense Stamps as prizes. Mrs. John SNIDER won high prize and Mrs. J.A. VANDERVOORT low. Mrs. Rowland CARROW was a guest and the following members were present: Mrs. Roy BERRY, Mrs. John DONAGHY, Mrs. O.E. FLUHARTY, Mrs. C.H. HADDOX, Mrs. Maurice MARX, Mrs. Mollie MENTZER, Mrs. Bessie MOATS, Mrs. John SNIDER, Mrs. Amos TETER, Mrs. J.A. VANDERVOORT, and Mrs. George WHEELER. Mrs. THURBER Entertains For Mrs. Elton LEHEW

Mrs. Glendale THURBER entertained Saturday evening for Mrs. Elton LEHEW, who is leaving Pawnee soon.

Following a charming dinner, the guests played bridge, at which Mrs. Wayne SWALLEY won high prize. The guests were Mrs. LEHEW, Mrs. Margaret B. SMITH, Mrs. R.H. DIETZ, Mrs. Wayne SWALLEY, Mrs. Dowis PETER, Mrs. Jim VANDERVOORT, and Mrs. C.C. MCCOLLUM.

Marigold Unit Party For Husbands
The Marigold Unit of the Pawnee Garden Club held a party for their husbands Friday night in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray LYON. The evening was spent playing games. The refreshment committee, Mrs. Bert WILLIAMS, Mrs. Claude NEET, and Mrs. Joe SOUSLBY, carried out a patriotic theme in the plate lunch served to the following: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Buzan, Dr. and Mrs. J.L. LEHEW, Mrs. Joe SOUTSBY, Mr. and Mrs. Allen LANCASTER, Mr. and Mrs. E.R. MCNEIL, Mr. and Mrs. Ray LYON, Mr. and Mrs. Milt GOULD, Mrs. and Mrs. Bill LIZAR, Mrs. Stanley SMITH and Carol, Mrs. Minnie B. WIDENER, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Williams, and Mr. and Mrs. Claude NEET.

Rough Rider, Pharmacist, Peace Officer, Farmer - That's Ed NORRIS
All that accomplished in a mere 67 years! Ed S. NORRIS, now retired, was born at Muscotah, Kansas, on July 24, 1873. When a young boy, his parents made the run in 1880 and homesteaded near Guthrie. Ed finished high school and enrolled at the University of Oklahoma, School of Pharmacy. The first graduating class of the university was in the spring of 1898. Ed laced one month of getting through, when he decided he'd better go to Cuba and help take care of the Spanish-American War situation.
The university gave him his diploma in spite of the unfinished classes, and Ed got off with the Guthrie boys by the skin of his teeth. He was a pharmacist in the hospital corps and had plenty to do between there and San Antonio, and more after he got to Cuba. He was sent to a number of different places, winding up at Santiago after the victory. He was discharged when he returned to Montauk Park, Long Island, in September of 1898.
NORRIS was a member of the 1st Volunteer Calvary, the famous Rough Riders. Leonard WOOD was the colonel commanding the regiment and Teddy ROOSEVELT, whom NORRIS knew well, was the lieutenant colonel. He was in the famous charge up San Juan Hill.
In the Rough Riders were several men who afterwards attained nation-wide prominence. In addition to ROOSEVELT and WOOD, there were Frank KNOX, now Secretary of Navy; Frank FRUNTZ, afterward territorial governor of Oklahoma; Ira HILL, one-time nominee for governor, and many others.
It was while serving with the Rough Riders that Norris became acquainted with Clyde and Clare STEWART, Bill WRIGHT, HILL, the Pawnee Indian POLLOCK, and other Pawnee boys who were in that organization. Yellow Jack Ed's experience in Cuba cost him a lifelong affliction. While there, he was stricken with the dreaded "Yellow Jack," and was ill for more than a year after returning to the States and has never completely recovered. The fever impaired his hearing for life.
After his return to his homeland, he worked for the Seaton Drug and the Vanderpool Drug in Guthrie, then went to Mulhall, where he worked in a drug store and later bought it out. It was there that he met Miss Mattie JUSTICE, and in June of 1900, the two were married. They have one son, Ted, who is now 40 years of age.
Ed thinks he's worked in drug stores in about every county in the state. He has owned stores in Marshall, Tecumseh, Mulhall and Terlton. He remained at Mulhall about three years before starting out over the state. He had a brother-in-law living in Pawnee, so he came up here, and Cal MARSHALL who was county sheriff then, gave him a job as deputy.

In the classified section will be found an ad of our friend, Uncle Newt HARRIS, who wants to trade his Ford for a team and harness. Uncle Newt doesn't have a driver's license anymore and has no need for the car, but says he doesn't have to have a permit to drive a team.

Resolutions of Respect:
On the 3rd day of October 1941, Perry MARLIN was called by the Divine Ruler of the universe from his active duties on this earth to the Great Beyond. He lived a full life and was always faithful to his friends, and never faltered in his duty to those to whom he was devoted. He was a loyal Democrat, working tirelessly in the interests of the party with which he was affiliated for so many years, and his loyalty to his party was never questioned.
WHEREAS, the Democratic County Convention, duly assembled, wishes to express it's regret and deep sense of loss over the passing of their faithful co-worker;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Democrats of Pawnee County assembled, that we extend our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Terry MARLIN, and also express our realization of the great loss the party has sustained in his death.
Prentiss E. ROWE, Chairman of the Committee

Card of Thanks
Let not your heart be troubled. For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, and that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. We wish to thank our many friends and sisters and brothers in Christ for the many beautiful flowers and help given us at the death of our son and brother, Burris CURLYCHIEF. Especially the ex-service men and all the sympathy and help that was given to us.
Mrs. Nora TAYLOR - Nelson TAYLOR.

1941 Garden Winners
Certificates of awards have been received as furnished by the Farmer-Stockman, signed by Clarence ROBERTS, editor, and Ernest E. SCHOOL, director of the extension for: Mrs. Iva ZOLDOSKE of the Masham Home Demonstration Club, Mrs. Henry BRENSING of the White Rose Home Demonstration Club, and Mrs. Henry POTTER of the Prairie View Home Demonstration Club.
These awards were issued in recognition of outstanding accomplishments for producing a garden in 1941 to fully meet the needs of their family for fresh, stored, and canned vegetables for an entire 12 months, supported by a complete garden report and story of their garden project.

Florence DAVIS, who is working in Oklahoma City, was home the past week, visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob DAVIS.

Mrs. Mary LANE, who has been ill at her home, is now able to be up and about.

Miss Regina FARRELL, of Norman, was suddenly attacked with acute appendicitis last Friday and was operated on; she is better now.

There was a Native American meeting last Saturday night in the home of Harry PRATT.

The older women members of the Indian Baptist Church met at the home of Mrs. Emma HADLEY last Friday afternoon.

The Brotherhood held their regular Monday night meeting at the home of Mr. Harry CUMMINGS.

The W.M.U. members held their weekly Monday meeting in the home of Mrs. Mary NUTTLE.

Mrs. Gertrude FARRELL went to Norman last Saturday to spend the day with her daughter, Regina, who is ill.

Miss Minnie PETERS recently received a letter from her son, Eugene. He is now in the Canal Zone.


Pawnee Chief - February 5, 1942

Letter From A Draftee To the Editor:
Some of you have been hearing there is a war and maybe you know all about it already. It all begun over a gal named Pearl Harbor - the Japs caught her unprepared. There is a latrine rumor that she had been out on a wild party the night before and had sleep in her eyes and was wearing her pajamas when the Japs shot up her place.
Pearl had been leading a peaceful, uneventful life. She had grown up in an atmosphere of grass skirts and Hula Hula. She had never been pestered and had no idea that bad men had been peeking in at the windows when she had the blinds raised.
Pearl had a gun, in fact several of them, but she didn't keep them loaded. She knew how to shoot, but she let the powder get wet. Her papa and mama, the Stimson - Knoxs and her grandpa ROOSEVELT say they warned her to pull down the blinds, lock the doors, load the guns and cover herself with a cast iron bedspread when she retired.
Pearl hadn't denied that she was warned, but has intimated that her folks talked so much she had got in the habit of not paying much attention. A couple of policemen who had been assigned to protect her have been taken off their beat since the shooting. They haven't said anything but have looked skeptical when told they were to blame for the failure to give Pearl the protection her folks in the states thought she had. So, we have a war and Uncle Sam is selecting a few of us best men to go out and catch the Japs and when we do, I bet we make them apologize to Pearl for the way they treated her.
I have been in the army two weeks and I have learned a whole lot. I thought this war was to be fought with guns so I was surprised to learn we are going to use knives, the kind you peel potatoes with. At least I have been using one since I got into camp. I don't see why they don't draft some women to peel spuds. And while they are at it, they might as well get some good looking ones. Yesterday the cook sent me to the top sergeant to borrow some reveille oil, the top kick didn't have any so he sent me to the bugler, the bugler sent me somewhere else, I run all over camp and never did find any.
Afterwards, the mess sergeant told me the bugler lied, that the bugler had used all the reveille oil on his bugle the other morning when it was cold and didn't want the captain to know about it.
One fellow in this army has a coop of pigeons that he uses in sending letters. I saw a big man wearing a nice uniform with some bird ornaments on the shoulders and I thought maybe he was the man that run the pigeon roost. I asked him. He had me put in the guard house 24 hours for insubordination. He wasn't the pigeon man, he is a colonel.
If I get imposed on anymore I am going to write Madam Perkins, who I understand is about the fourth assistant commander in chief of the army. She will tell John L. Lewis and two of them can get the labor board to issue an order making me a general or something. I am not going to stand for overtime unless I get pay and a half. I see where some of the boys got sent to Ireland. They will have a tough time trying to talk to them Irish girls. I bet there ain't a one of them that can speak the Irish Language. But going to Ireland to help God save the King is a whole lot better than being sent to the Philippines, where the Americans are having a heck of a time trying to save themselves.
I don't think I'll have them send me to the Philippines. Them Japs must have some powerful men. I was reading a book at the Y. last night where one of the Japs named Samson got hold of a mule's jawbone and killed ten thousand Filipinos. There's lots of jawbone in our army but it don't kill anybody.
I hope all my friends read this letter including that no good, low down, half pint slum guilion who got exempted on account of flat feet and who is playing up to my gal. I have learned how to use a carving knife and intend to learn how to shoot a cannon and if he don't leave my gal alone I'll come home shooting and cutting and take that flat out of both his feet.

County's Best Known Man Died Tuesday
'Mexican Joe' To lead Major's Saddled Horse in Procession

The funeral of Major Gordon W. LILLIE (Pawnee Bill) will be held at half past one this afternoon (Thursday) at the ranch home on Blue Hawk Peak. Rev. J.B. COOPRIDER of the Methodist Church, of which Major LILLIE was a member, will conduct the services. A Masonic ceremony will be held at the grave, the deceased having been a charter member of the Pawnee Masonic lodge.
An escort of cowboys and Indians will accompany the body from the home to the ceremony. Several rodeo clubs from nearby cities will be present. Mexican Joe, who has been in Major Lillie's service more than 51 years, will be mounted on his horse leading the Major's saddled horse.
The pall bearers, selected from Masonic brethren, will be Leonard KLINE, Wayne SWALLEY, Henry ZOLDOSKE, Harvey SACKETT, Otis KOLB and Emerson R. PHILLIPS.
Major Gordon W. LILLIE - "Pawnee Bill" to thousands of Americans - the last of the colorful frontier showmen, died Tuesday night at Blue Hawk Peak, his sprawling ranch house near Pawnee. He had been in poor health for several years, but friends had been invited to attend his birthday celebration on February 14, when he would have been 82 years old.
Friend and comrade of most of the famous Indian scouts of the glamorous days of the "Wild West," Pawnee Bill was himself among the most colorful of them all and won an international reputation as a showman when he toured American and parts of Europe with his troupe.
A successful businessman who combined a sharp sense of values with a genuine sentimental attachment to the days of the buffalo and roaming Indians, the veteran showman led a varied life.
His death put an actual end to an era that has been only a romantic, hazy period for decades - gone are his friend, Buffalo Bill CODY and other famed Indian scouts.
Born in Bloomington, Illinois in 1860, young LILLIE grew into a strong, healthy man, and early on exhibited a desire to live an outdoor life. When he was 17, he joined "Trapper Tom" EVANS in hunting buffalo and trapped fur-bearing animals in northern Oklahoma. A year later he joined the government Indian service, serving as interpreter for the Pawnee tribe. He won the respect and friendship of the tribe to such an extent that he was made their first white chief.
In 1883, he joined with Wild Bill CODY to stage a Wild West show, and after two years, left to organize his own show, which appeared at King LEOPOLD's international exposition at Antwerp. He toured several European countries; during that period, returning to America to become one of the leading showmen of the nation.
He married Miss Mary MANNINGS, a Philadelphia Quaker, on August 31, 1886, and soon she felt the same interest her husband did in western affairs. As May LILLIE, she became one of the most famous women wild west riders and shooters in show history.
Once again he combined with Cody, forming Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Pawnee Bill's Far East Show. The venture failed in Denver in 1913, and Pawnee Bill retired from active show life with a comfortable fortune. His showmanship was only one side of LILLIE's character. His main interest was in perpetuating the life he had grown to live. His "Old Town" on United States Highway No. 64, two miles from Pawnee, was modeled after an Indian trading post and annually attracted thousands of visitors.
On his extensive ranch, he gathered the largest herd of buffalo in America, and today it is one of the few remaining shelters for the fast-vanishing animals. His contribution to the development of Oklahoma was among the most important part in the state's history. Early realizing the possibilities of the territory, he long had been an advocate of colonization in the new areas, and for years before statehood was sought, he toured the country advocating settlement of the Oklahoma Territory.
Upon the death of Capt. David L. PAYNE, "Father of Oklahoma," LILLIE became leader of the "Boomers," a group of settlers which eventually numbered 4,000, who made the first run into the new territory. Starting at Caldwell, Kansas, the Boomers, with LILLIE at their head, rode in the vanguard of the "run" and settled in areas about the center of the present Kingfisher County. Upon his retirement, LILLIE lived a leisurely life on his ranch, emerging occasionally to re-enter public life; once as the president of U.S. No. 64 association which led the campaign to construct the cross-country highway; again in 1929, when he led a group of 41 Pawnee and Kaw Indians to Washington to attend the inaugural ceremonies for Herbert HOOVER and Charles CURTIS, himself a Kaw tribe member.
In 1936, Mr. and Mrs. LILLIE drove to Taos, New Mexico, where, in a colorful ceremony, they re-enacted their simple wedding service on their golden anniversary. Driving back in a gold-tinted car which had been presented them by friends, they were involved in a head-on collision near Cleveland, and Mrs. LILLIE died five days later.

Jack FARGUSON Here
Jack FARGUSON, Madeira, California, is here looking after his property interests in Lela. The Farguson's left Pawnee county more than two years ago, after having lived here many years. They have a chicken ranch in California, where they keep more than 700 white Leghorns.
Jack says the hens are good layers. The eggs are graded large, medium and small, and they sell many of the large eggs direct to consumers at 50 cents a dozen. Jack, who was a lieutenant in the army during the Spanish-American war, doesn't seem to have much fear of Jap invasion of the west coast.

School Bus Accident
A Pawnee school bus turned on its side last week but little damage was done and nobody was hurt. The driver, L.H. FREEMYER, and three children were in the bus at the time.
The accident occurred on Highway 64 near the SALEE farm west of Pawnee. Snow covered the highway, some in drifts, and it was difficult to follow the pavement. The bus left the slab and plowed into the soft parking.

Fred CLARK Dies Of Heart Attack At County Home
Another pioneer citizen of Pawnee passed away Monday. Fred Clark died at his home one mile west of the city. He had just returned from the city where he had been attending to business matters, when he became ill and lasted only a few minutes. Death was due to heart trouble. He had been in ill health several years, since he was injured in a traffic accident. The deceased had been a resident of Pawnee more than 40 years. He was a son of the late George E. CLARK, pioneer business man and property owner of the city.
He is survived by the widow, one daughter, two grand daughters, a sister, his stepmother and two half-brothers, all of whom except the daughter, reside in Pawnee.
Funeral services will be today, the body having been held awaiting the arrival of the daughter, Mrs. W. Vernon PINSON, her husband and daughter, from Milwaukee.

Skedee News - Mrs. W.K. RUSSELL
Shower For Mrs. MINNEY
A Pink & Blue shower was given Monday in honor of Mrs. Jim MINNEY. The evening was spent in playing games suitable for the occasion. Refreshments of decorated cup cakes and coffee were served to the following: Mrs. A.F. COLLINS, Mrs. Cap STECKER, Mrs. Sherman GOODSELL, Mrs. Roy FARRIS, Mrs. C.P. RUSSELL, Mrs. Mike WALKER, Mrs. Lee HUNT, Mrs. W.K. RUSSELL and co-hostess Mrs. Earnest CARLILE.

Mrs. George QUEEN, of Stillwater, spent Wednesday in the W.K. RUSSELL home.

Mr. and Mrs. QUEEN left Monday for Columbus, Nebraska, where they have been transferred. She is Mr. RUSSELL's niece.

Mrs. Dale BILYEU accompanied her sister, Mrs. Frank BEAVER, of Pawnee, to Talihina for an examination. She returned home Monday.

Hospital News - Tiny Tim LABENSKE, at stupendous weight of 6 pounds, has gone home to his parents in Ralston. Grace ODLE certainly misses him.

William Henry KLUTENBEKER, was born in Williamsport, PA, January 13, 1872, and died in Pawnee, Oklahoma, Saturday, January 15, 1942, at the age of 70 years.
At an early age, he moved with his parents to Kansas, where he grew to manhood. At the age of 22 he married Miss Grace BELDEN at Tescott, Kansas. To this union were born four children, one of whom died in infancy. He leaves behind the widow and three children, Richard E., Pawnee; Mrs. F.H. HOWARD, Arkansas City, Kansas; and Mrs. W.A. LEWALLEN, Great Bend, Kansas. Twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren, two brothers, and a half-sister also survive.
At the opening of the Cherokee strip, Mr. and Mrs. KLUTSENBEKER settled on a claim 12 miles south of Pawnee, near Lone Elm. They made their home there many years and owned the land at the time of his death.
For a time, the KLUTSENBEKER family lived in Yale and later in Maramec, but came to Pawnee 25 years ago and have made their home here on their tract near the Indian agency since.
Funeral services were held at the Brady-Poteet chapel Monday afternoon. Music was furnished by a quartette from the Christian Church, Mr. and Mrs. Bert WILLIAMS and Mr. and Mrs. Merle CANNON, with Mrs. A.T. SEEVERS at the piano. Burial was at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, southeast of Pawnee.

Out-of-Town Persons Attend KLUTENBEKER Funeral
Numerous friends and relatives from out-of-town were in Pawnee to attend the funeral of W.H. KLUTSENBEKER Monday afternoon.
Friends were: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Baldwin and son of Oklahoma City; Mrs. Sylvia HANGER of Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. A.B. COOPER of Blackburn; Mrs. Bessie COX and daughter, Juanita, of Blackburn; Mrs. L.H. O'KIEF of Blackburn; Rev. W.G. BARBER of Wichita, Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. Fred HOWARD and Geraldine of Ponca City.
Relatives were: Mr. and Mrs. W.A. LEWALLEN and Joyce of Great Bend, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. F.B. HOWARD, Lyle and Linden, of Wichita, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Clifton HOWARD of Arkansas City, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Gordon HOWARD of Eldorado, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred HOWARD and Shirley Jean of Wichita, Kansas; Calvin HOWARD of Blackwell; Mr. and Mrs. J.E. KJLUTSENBEKER of Enid; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence HENDRICKS and daughter of Stillwater; Donald HOWARD of Wichita, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard DECKER of Maramec; Mr. and Mrs. S.S. FARRAR and Pauline of Arkansas City; Paul BELDEN of Arkansas City, Kansas; Mrs. Winfred BRYANT of Tecumseh; Mr. and Mrs. Armand DEAN and Hazel of Glencoe; Mrs. Eva FISHER of Stillwater; Mr. and Mrs. Paul KLUTSENBEKER of Stillwater; Mr. and Mrs. John DIVINE of Stillwater; Mr. and Mrs. Bert BELDEN and Don of Guthrie; Miss Nora KLUTSENBER of Great Bend, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. Roy BUFORD of Cleveland; Mrs. Lloyd BELDEN of Cleveland, Mrs. F.O. GRIFFIN of Cleveland; Mrs. E.A. SCOTT of Longview, Texas; and Clifford W. HALL of Tulsa.

Mrs. Glen YAHN and daughter, Kay, of Perry, returned to their home Monday after a visit with her parents, M. and Mrs. S. THORNTON.

Patsy Rae ZOLDOSKE is confined to her home with illness this week.

Mr. and Mrs. J.A. MCCOLLUM and C.C. MCCOLLUM returned to Pawnee Tuesday night, having been in Seligman and Wheaton, Missouri. They were called by the death of her sister, Mrs. Frances E. HOLLED, who passed away Sunday morning. Funeral services were held for her Monday afternoon.

Killed In California
Patsy PORTER, six-year old daughter of Mrs. Grace LEGRANDE, was killed by a car in Brawley, California Saturday. The little girl, who is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mr. Bob WHITLOW, lived in Pawnee until her parents moved to California two years ago. No particulars of the accident are available, but it is understood she was crossing a street when struck by a car.
Her mother was formerly Grace WHITLOW, and her stepfather was a mechanic at the Chevrolet garage in Pawnee, prior to moving west.
The parents will arrive from California with the body today and funeral services will be held Friday.

Ernest C. TALBERT Dies
Ernest C. TALBERT, about 58 years old, died at his home seven miles southeast of Pawnee early Tuesday morning following a stroke and heart attack the day before.
TALBERT and Fred DECKER, a neighbor, had been to the Sand Springs stock yards with a load of live stock and on the way home picked up a load of corn. TALBERT suffered the stroke after the corn had been loaded. He was taken home immediately and died at half past 2 the following morning.
The deceased is an old-time resident of the Maramec-Valley community. He is survived by the widow and several children, one of who is in the army. Funeral services will be held Friday.

Masham News - Vera LYNCH
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey BISHOP has as Sunday company Mr. and Mrs. Alf BISHOP and Junior, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold RIDGEWAY.

Sammy WALKER, employed in an airplane factory in Wichita, spent Saturday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry WALKER.

Dona BECK has spent most all week that was fit to truck, hauling corn from north of Ralston, to the E.R. ROBBIN's farm.

Miss Cloene and Lorn EDWARDS, Jr. went to Tulsa last Friday where they visited over the weekend with their sister, Miss Cleris EDWARDS.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen EDWARDS and family spent Sunday in Ralston with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim RHODES.

Tom RIDGEWAY is reported better at this time, but not able to be up yet.

Mr. COLCLAZIER, father of Mrs. Bill STANCART, is up part of the time since his recent stroke but is not improving much. Mr. COLCLAZIER is 89 years old.

Jack ZOLDOSKE and his two sons, Billy and Bobby, made a business trip to Morrison last Saturday.

L.A. BRYANT took his mother, Mrs. Effie BRYANT, back to her home in Skedee after she had visited for a week with his family.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur BARNES spent Saturday evening visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. SHORT of Pawnee.

Miss Delcie EDWARDS spent Sunday with her Grandma EDWARDS.

Harold RIDGEWAY has been busy this week building a shed barn on his lease by the Victor School. Harold and Nadeen have done a lot of cleaning up and fixing around the place since they leased it and will soon have it very presentable again.


Pawnee Chief - February 12, 1942

Patsy Ann PORTER
Patsy Ann PORTER was born February 5, 1936 in Pawnee, and passed from this life January 30, 1942 at her home in Brawley, California at the age of five years, 11 months and 25 days. Patsy Ann was a sweet spirited girl loved by all that knew her. She was a favorite with the children with whom she played and will be missed greatly by her loved ones and friends. She was struck by a car in front of their house while crossing the street to a playground. He death was instant.
Those who are left to mourn her passing are her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Earnest LEGRAND of Brawley; her father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. John PORTER of St. Louis, Missouri; a sister, Aylsa PORTER, a half brother, John PORTER, Jr. of St. Louis, Missouri; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.B. WHITLOW of Pawnee, Rufus PORTER of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Anna PORTER of Pawnee. Besides these there are many other more distant relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted from the Christian Church February 6, 1942 by A.J. BRADSHAW. A duet, Mrs. Merle CANNON and Mrs. W.C. WILLIAMS, sang two numbers and Mrs. EGERTON rendered a solo, Miss Jean GOULD was at the organ. Interment in Highland Cemetery.
Sometime, someday, our eyes shall see The face we loved so well. Someday we'll clasp her in our arms, And never say farewell. God in his wisdom has recalled, The precious one He'd given. An though her body is resting here. Her soul is safe in Heaven. -- contributed by her grandmother.
"Our Patsy"
Her eyes were dark as pansies Her hair was just like gold;
We love our little darling, She was only six years old.
We will miss you so, dear Patsy, But our Savior, He knows best;
And He took you to his home, dear, Where there is eternal rest.
We want to greet you Patsy, On that bright and happy shore,
Where death will never part us, And sorrow comes no more.

Alphus LONG
Alphus LONG was born January 8, 1882, at Emphoria, Kansas, and died February 1, 1942, at his home, 523 North Hartman, Cushing, following a long illness.
He came with his parents to Oklahoma when a small child and settled at Ingalls. He resided in Pawnee county several years, going to Cushing in 1936. He married Miss Mary HESTAND in 1911. He was united with the Baptist Church at the age of 15 years and was a devoted Christian at the time of his death.
Surviving relatives are: his wife, Mrs. Mary V. LONG, four sons, Glen, Quentin; Melvin and Marvon, of Cushing and three daughters, Mrs. Opal Williams of Maramec, Mrs. Ethel Isbell, Compton, Cal., and Mrs. Eula Mae WING of Sapulpa, seven grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters, and other relatives.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church. Rev. Fred COURTNEY of Yale was assisted by the pastor, Rev. P.W. MURPHY, with the services.
Burial was in the Fair Lawn cemetery under the direction of the H.A. DAVIS funeral home.

Card of Thanks
We wish in this way to thank our friends and neighbors and the Lone Chimney Sunday school and club for their kindness and beautiful floral offering in our recent sorrow. Mrs. A.A. LONG and children.

Ernest C. TALBERT
Ernest C. TALBERT was born December 6, 1883, in Carthage, Illinois and came with his parents to the Cherokee strip at the time of the opening in 1893. The TALBERT family located on a claim north of the present town of Maramec and it was on this homestead that Ern spent the remainder of his life, and there that he died.
He was married to Miss Opal BOGGS in April, 1910. To them were born nine children, six daughters and three sons; Mrs. A. C. BROOKOVER, Ponca City; Clair, a soldier at Camp Roberts, California; Lucille, Mount Vernon, IL; Hugh, who has been at Redding, Cal.; Gail, Redding, Cal; Juanita, Wanda, Ernestine and Doris Jean of the home.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Maramec, conducted by the Rev. William COLLINS of Jennings. Burial was in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Maramec.

Clair TALBERT, stationed at Camp Robert, California; Hugh and Gail of Redding, California, drove here to attend their father's funeral. The trip was made in 41 hours. Clair will return to the service and Gail will return to defense work, which Hugh will remain with his mother and sisters to operate the farm.

Mr. and Mrs. C.R. KERR were hosts Sunday at a reunion of the WITTICH family. Those who attended were Mr. and Mrs. B.L. WITTICH of Sagerville; Mr. and Mrs. H.C. WITTICH and family, Crescent; Mr. and Mrs. R.A. WITTICH and family, Ripley; Mrs. W.G. BOWER and daughter, Stillwater; and Mrs. Ruth SCHOOLER and daughter, Mildred, Pawnee. Masham News - Mrs. Vera LYNCH

New Girl - Last Saturday, Feb. 7, about 6 p.m. little Phyllis Fay BRIEN arrived at the Pawnee Municipal hospital, tipping the scales at 9 pounds. Phylis Fay will make her home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert BRIEN on the old Penny farm, 1/2 mile north of Victor School. Mother, daughter and Robert are reported doing nicely and hope to be back at the Dewey Bishop home the last of the week. Besides many cousins, aunts and uncles, Miss Phylis boasts of four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Art BRIEN and Mr. and Mrs. Dewey BISHOP and five great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie LOCKWOOD, Mrs. Allie BRIEN and Mr. and Mrs. B.F. COLLINS of Pawnee.

Robbins Wedding
Last Sunday in Oklahoma City, Miss Nancy ROBBINS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred ROBBINS, was married to Mr. Orin BUCHANAN of Oklahoma City.
Miss ROBBINS graduated from Ralston High School and attended business college in Oklahoma City, where she has been employed for several years. Rollin ROBBINS, brother of the bride, attended the wedding. Mr. and Mrs. A.E. O'LEARY of Glencoe, were Sunday guests at the home of their daughter and her family, Mr. and Mrs. Vernie TAULMAN.

Lorn William EDWARDS left Tuesday for Tulsa with Pawnee County's last call of soldier boys. The boys have been going to Oklahoma City for their physical examinations, but this 100 went to Tulsa instead.

Mrs. A.Q. ANDERSON of Pawnee, visited with her son and wife, Mr. and Mrs.Elmer JONES, last week.

Mr. and Mrs. T.O. CLAYTON, recently of Morrison, but who have been staying with their son, S.E. CLAYTON, moved south to Pawnee to farm for Mr. FUSS

Jack ROLAND Funeral
After a long illness, Jack Roland died last Saturday at the Pawnee Municipal Hospital and the funeral service was held on Monday in the funeral home chapel with interment at the Masham cemetery. Mr. ROLAND was another one of the noble old pioneers who have finished up their work and gone west. Jack was an early-day cowboy riding range and rounding up cattle through this community when fences were unknown and fields were small and far between. He never married and has lived for many years with his widowed sister, Mr. Agnes SMITH, the only close relative who survives him, on the Arkansas River farm northwest of Masham, that their parents homesteaded.

Death of Baby
Word was received this week of the death of the 5-month-old baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward HICKMAN of Durango, Colorado. Mrs. Edward HICKMAN will be remembered here as Lois ROBBINS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George ROBBINS. The child was buried at Durango.

OBITUARY
Alex (Jack) ROLAND

Alex ROLAND, better known as Jack, was born June 14, 1872, at Shellsburg, Wisconsin. He died February 7, 1942 in the Pawnee Hospital, following a long illness.
Mr. ROLAND moved when a child from Wisconsin, in the year 1874, settling in Kansas, from which state he moved to Oklahoma at the opening of old Oklahoma. During his residence in Oklahoma, he has lived in Red Rock, Otoe and in the Pawnee community.
He was one of the pioneer spirits. He had been a cowboy all his life and had never married. He lived with his sister, Mrs. Agnes SMITH, and made a home for her.
Those left to mourn his death are his sister, Mrs. SMITH; two cousins, Mrs. Mary BREWER and Fred LORRY, both of Tonkawa; two nieces, Annie Bell MILLER of Pawnee, and Minnie CHEATHAM of Rlaston, and other more distant relatives and friends.
Services were conducted February 9, 1942, from the Brady-Poteet Funeral home by A.J. BRADSHAW, with interment in the Masham cemetery.

Ralston News - Peggy TEICHMER
Mrs. Tressa SOWELL of Sand Springs spent the weekend with her mother, Mrs. Nora Hertzler.

Fred Wilbur CLARK
Fred Wilbur CLARK, son of George E. and Anna CLARK, was born in South Dakota, May 18, 1885, and passed away at his home near Pawnee on February 2, 1942, having lived in this life 56 years, 8 months and 18 days.
His mother passed away when he was just a small boy and he then lived with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Henry KISER of Casey, Iowa. Mr. CLARK came to Oklahoma when 17 years old and with the exception of two short intervals has lived in and near Pawnee ever since. He was married to Miss Jessie Edith MYERS at Pawnee, on August 30, 1903.
To this union three children were born, two of whom died in infancy. He became a Christian when just a boy and united with the Methodist Church and has lived in the fellowship of this church through life. He was also a member of the Modern Woodsmen lodge.
Those left to mourn his going are: his wife, Mrs. Jessie CLARK; one daughter, Mrs. Anna Josephine PINSON of Milwaukee, WS; two granddaughters, one sister, Mrs. Emma BROWNWELL of Pawnee; two half-brothers, Elmer and Oscar CLARK, both of Pawnee; also one nephew and five nieces, and a great host of friends.

Everetta Mae CUSTER
Everetta Mae WELLS was born January 6, 1872 at Keokuk, Iowa, and departed this life at her home, 811 West Forest Street, Pawnee, February 6, 1942, at the age of 70 years.
She was united in marriage to William Henry CUSTER on January 1, 1889 at Winfield, Kansas. To this union six children were born, two of whom passed away in infancy. Surviving re her husband, W.H. CUSTER, 3 sons, Charlie and Leonard of Pawnee and Wiley of Coldwater, Kansas; one daughter, Mrs. Winnie ROGERS of Pawnee; four brothers, Wess and Avery WELLS of Pawnee, Jim WELLS of Bayfield, Colorado and Walter WELLS of Fresco, California; two sisters: Mrs. J.W. LEE of Perry and Mrs. Sam MAY of Yale; 13 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, and a great host of friends to mourn her going.
In 1894 she, with her family, came to this county as pioneers. They located on a farm north of Pawnee. Early in life, she became a Christian and united with the Methodist church, and was an active member of the Pawnee church until her death; having served as Mite-box secretary of the Home Missionary Society for 14 years. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge for twenty-one years. Truly she could say with Saint Paul, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me that day." She was a devoted wife and loving mother and sister.
A mother's heart is like a high, high hill That looks beyond and behind;
And though the climb is often rough There's joy along the track.
A mother's heart is like a hidden spring No heart or drought can kill
It always holds a brimming cup For love to drink it's fill.
A mother's heart is like a fertile plain That stretches rich and wide
The seed of love it nourishes Her children, strength provide.
A mother's heart is like the tenderness That you have known, the care
It's utmost reach, Eternity! It's last breath, a prayer.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3:00 at the Methodist Church, conducted by the pastor Rev. J.B. COOPRIDER, assisted by Rev. A.J. BRADSHAW, pastor of the Christian Church. Singers were Mrs. Ray BELLEW, Mrs. John CROOCH, Ray O. LYON, and John FERGUSON, with Mrs. Claude NEET at the organ.

Indian News - Flora LEADER
John JAKE,
a member of the Chowi Band of the Pawnee tribe, passed away last Friday morning at the Claremore hospital. Mr. JAKE had been failing in health for several months. He was highly respected and loved by all who knew him.
His funeral was held at the Brady-Poteet Funeral Home. Many of his Osage friends were here to attend his last rites. A mourning feast was held for Mr. JAKE last Sunday noon at the MINTHORN home, west of town.

Helena JAKE has returned to college at Muskogee. She was home last Saturday attending the funeral of her uncle, John Jake.

Albin Roy JAKE, a student of Haskell, came home last Saturday to attend the funeral of his father.

Pauline MURIE was home last Saturday to attend the funeral of her uncle, John JAKE.

CARD OF THANKS
We wish to extend our gratitude to our many friends and relatives for all the kindness extended us in our sad hour. We thank Brother WORTHINGTON for his beautiful sermon about Martha and Mary. We also thank the quartette that sang the beautiful songs. Also John MCINTOSH for his kindness.

Major Gordon W. LILLIE
Accompanied by a cowboy guard of honor, and followed by his riderless horse, Major Gordon W. LILLIE, "Pawnee Bill," was carried to his last resting place by the side of his wife and little Billie, Thursday afternoon, February 5, 1942.
The funeral service began at 1:30 p.m. at his home on Blue Hawk Peak Ranch, where he had lived for years. Hundred of cars were marshalled into line by mounted police and highway patrolmen. Local cowboys and mounted members of Roundup clubs from other towns gathered to accompany the Major on his last ride. Boy Scouts, Indians, old-timers, friends of national importance from large cities, and many friends from Pawnee County gathered to hear the last rites. A public-address system was used so that all might hear.
Rev. A.J. BRADSHAW of the First Christian church gave the prayer, Rev. H. Ernest HITT of the Baptist church read the obituary and preached the funeral sermon. John FERGUSON sang "The Last Roundup," and a quartet composed of Mrs. John CROOCH, John FERGUSON, Ray LYON, and Mrs. Ray BALLEW sang. A solo was rendered by Miss Juanita LOWERY of Henryetta. The procession from Blue Haw Peak to the cemetery was lead by mounted police and highway patrolmen, followed by 54 riders, Roundup clubs from Pawnee, Ponca City, Cleveland, Perry, and Tonkawa, led by Lee JOHNSON, Oral MANNING and Tom GILBERT. The Guard of Honor accompanying the hearse was composed of C.D. LACY, Bill PENNINGTON, "Nowata Slim" RICHARDSON, "Buck" STEWART, Dick KELLEY, and "Dutch" WHITLOW. Immediately behind the hearse bearing the Major's body, "Mexican Joe" BERRARA, mounted on his spotted pony, led the riderless "Prince," Major's favorite horse for the last 24 years of his life, with the empty boots turned backwards in the stirrups. Pawnee Indian dancers followed, then the family and friends of the Major, the family in the long green car with "Pawnee Bill's Buffalo Ranch" lettered on the doors. The Boy Scouts, represented by troops from Pawnee, the Pawnee Agency, Cleveland and Stillwater, headed by scoutmasters and C.H. JANEWAY, the Cimmaron Valley Council Executive, took care of the beautiful floral offerings. They also repeated the Scout Oath in the third person and their Twelve Points of Honor at the graveside.
Pallbearers were composed of members of the Masonic Fraternity. They were: Henry ZOLDOSKE, Leonard KLINE, Wayne SWALLEY, Harvey SACKETT, Otis KOLB, and Emerson R. PHILLIPS. Honorary pallbearers were Frank STUART of Oklahoma City, Phil ISLEY of Dallas, Frank BILLINGSLEY of Tulsa; Lew WENTZ of Ponca City, Ben HARBERT of Taos, New Mexico and W.M. MORAN.
The last song for the Major was sung at the graveside by Hal CHOISSON, cowboy singer of Station KMOX, St. Louis. CHOISSON was an old friend of the Major and had spent his summers here for years. He sang "Home on the Range" as major's horse was brought over.
During the funeral service at the house, "Prince" pawed the ground nervously outside the door. "Cappy," one of Major's dogs, was held by Mrs. BERRARA in her house, to keep him from scratching at the door of the ranch house and trying to get in to be with his beloved master. "Skippy" Major's other dog, refused to come in and lay outside the door, howling during the ceremony.
Among those well-known personages from other towns who were here to mourn the passing of the last of the Indian Scouts were Lew WENTZ, oil man and philanthropist of Ponca City; Mr. and Mrs. Phil ISLEY of Dallas; former owner of a chain of theatres in Tulsa, and business friend of the Major's for years; Mr. and Mrs. Frank STUART of Oklahoma City, well-known outdoor advertising executive, in whose home Major had been accustomed to take Christmas dinner for about 15 years; Zack MILLER of 101 Ranch fame; Charlie MULHALL of the famous MULHALL ranching family; Owen ACTON, cattleman from Guthrie; Chris MADSEN, old-time U.S. Marshal from Guthrie; Lt. Gov. James E. BERRY; Frank CARTER, State Secretary of State; John ROGERS, State Examiner and Inspector; "Uncle Leo" BLONDIN, manager of the Oklahoma City Zoo; Mr. and Mrs. Charlie TOMPKINS, auto dealer from El Reno; and Rev. AIREY of Houston, Texas, who preached Mrs. Lillie's funeral. Frank PHILLIPS, oil man and close friend of the Major, wired from Washington, D.C., that he would be unable to get here in time for the funeral.
Leo BLONDIN recalled the days when and and the Major and Mrs. LILLIE made four moving pictures, back in the days of the "silents" in 1913. He recalled, "Pawnee Bill, the Pioneer Detective," "May Lillie, Queen of the Buffalo Ranch," "The Life of Pawnee Bill," and "May Lillie, the Prairie Queen." Groups of old friends gathered Thursday to remember the great old days when Major and Buffalo Bill Cody had their famous wild-west shows and "May" was a champion horsewoman. Police Chief Glen WOOD of Pawnee, was assisted in handling the cars by Lt. BRISTOW, Trooper BOCOCK and Loyd RICKS, Highway Patrolmen, and Buck LONG, clerk of the Highway Department.


February 19 1942

Lela - Mrs. J.A. MULLENNAX

Those who registered February 16 from Lela were: Lester DEVINS, Jim MULLENNAX, Ralph SHELLADY, Merle COMBEST and Elton SHAW. Peter PORTER, from Texas, is visiting his sister, Mrs. Jim BISHOP, and family.

Elton SHAW continues to improve from an attack of pneumonia.

Hollis BODENHEIMER, of Stillwater, visited his sister, Mrs. Leonard ADAMS, Mr. ADAMS and family this week.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness and thoughtfulness last Thursday when our son got hurt; also thanks to the Boy Scouts. Billy Jack is getting along nicely and hopes to be back in school within a short while. Mr. and Mrs. Perry NELSON

Letter To Editor - February 14, 1942 The Pawnee Chief - Pawnee, Oklahoma
Dear Editor:
A copy of your paper, "The Pawnee Chief" of February 12, came to my office through a friend in Pawnee this morning, and I was so moved by the beautiful picture of our old friend, Pawnee Bill, that I would like for you to send me copies of the 12th number and any other numbers you have telling of Major Lillie's death and funeral. I am deeply touched by the passing of this old frontiersman.
As a boy of eight years, I lived at Larned, Kansas, near old Fort Larned, on the old Santa Fe Trail, in the year 1884. Larned was the home of Buffalo Bill (Col. Wm. F. Cody) and Col. Inman, the author of "The Santa Fe Trail." Many times since I have lived in Covington, I have had occasion to talk with Pawnee Bill, and he told me he was a Government Indian Scout in the early days, and carried messages to old Fort Larned, down thru No-Mans-Land to Fort Supply and other Army posts in the Indian Territory.
I was a delegate to a road meeting in Pawnee when Major Lillie was elected president of the Abo Pass Association, now Highway 64. While attending an old Pioneers' gathering, at Larned in 1935, I saw the original painging of Pawnee Chief, made more than 60 years ago; the picture is 3 feet by 5 1/2 feet and is owned by a schoolmate of mine. His name is Lawrence THORP, of Larned. THORP's mother was my school teacher. I have the newspaper picture and history of a water mill erected in 1873, on the Pawnee Creek, near old Fort Larned, and there was manufactured the first wheat flour in western Kansas. It was called the "Pawnee Chief." If I were over there, I believe I could tell you several interesting stories of those days.
Thanking you very kindly for the copies of your paper, I am, Yours Truly,

Skedee Man May Be Prisoner Of Japs; Was On Wake Island
A man from Skedee, Walter Guy VANCE, may be a prisoner of the Japanese, according to a report from the Navy department to the Pawnee Chief, received today.
VANCE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy VANCE, Skedee, was a civilian employee of the navy and was working on Wake Island at the time of the attack of the Japanese early in December. Relatives have not heard from him since and the navy has no definite information, but believes he was taken prisoner.
VANCE had been employed by the Navy several months. He had been away from Pawnee County about two years. Reared at Skedee, he attended school there and afterwards operated a feed store and cream station at Ralston. He had many friends in the Pawnee community.
A total of 1010 officers and enlisted personnel of the Navy and Marine Corps who were serving in China and on Pacific Island outposts when the Japanese struck December 7, 1941, are presumed to be prisoners of the war, the Navy Department has announced. Also presumed to be prisoners of the Japanese are 1200 civilians who were employed on Wake and Guam islands in constructing defense works. Fifty-five Oklahomans are probably prisoners of the Japanese. Because of the interruption of communications and the eliminating of contact when the various outposts were overwhelmed, the Navy Department cannot have absolute information on the exact status of all individuals who were serving in the armed forces and of civilians who were engaged on public work undertakings. However, from information that had been available up to the time or near the time of captured of some of the groups, and from the roster of personnel serving at the different places, it is presumed that those not otherwise accounted for are prisoners of the Japanese.

Soldier's Christmas Parcel Saved After Ship Is Torpedoed
Dr. and Mrs. R.L. BROWNING received a letter from their son, Bob, who is with the Essex Scottish Regiment in England, on February 16, enclosing a picture of himself receiving his Christmas package a good while after Christmas.
The BROWNINGs had mailed the package in plenty of time, but the ship on which it crossed the Atlantic was torpedoed. The package was savaged, and young BROWNING enclosed the water-smeared wrapper, which was stamped, "Savaged From The Sea." It happened that a press photographer was present when the packages were handed out to the boys and snapped several boys, including BROWNING, reaching eagerly for his Christmas gift. He received it on January 7. The picture was published in a Canadian newspaper. One of Browining's buddies happened to receive a copy of the paper, from which Bob clipped the picture to send to his parents. The wrapper and photo are on display in the front window of the Pawnee National Bank.

Union Star - Jewel Dee CAMPBELL
Mr. and Mrs. Merril BRANDENBURG and children visited her mother, Mrs. DRAKE, Sunday.

Mr. ROYSTER and sons, Dale, Junior & Raymond, went to Ralston Saturday.

Mrs. TRIMM gave a Pink and Blue shower honoring Mrs. Ruth WEDD. There were thirty-five present.

Anna BRYANT, of Skedee, is visiting with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe URCHISON.

Locals

Mrs. E.W. GRAY of Eufala, left Saturday morning after spending a week here with her daughter, Mrs. Wanda LEADING FOX.

Mrs. Lannie PERIGO of Ellis, Kansas is here visiting with her sister, Mrs. W.S. HURST.

Mrs. Eva Mae WHITE of Kansas City has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. MITCHELL, of Pawnee.

Miss Pearl LAWRENCE of Perry, spent the weekend in Pawnee visiting with her sister, Mrs. Ethel LAWRENCE, and her brother, Roy LAWRENCE and family.

ECHO HAWK, Indian War Veteran Dead
Elmer ECHO HAWK, died Monday, February 16, after a short acute illness. He had been in poor health many years. He was 48 years old.
ECHO HAWK was born in Pawnee county shortly after the opening of the Cherokee Strip. His parents had come from Nebraska with the Pawnee tribe early in the 1870's. He was a World War veteran.
He is survived by his widow and several of whom, Del Rey and Brummett, are in the army.

Mrs. Tom TESTERMAN Dead
Mrs. Tom TESTERMAN, pioneer resident of the Morrison community, passed away Tuesday night. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, at 2:00 at Morrison.
Mrs. TESTERMAN was the widow of an ex-senator from Pawnee and Noble counties, a farmer, who entered the oil business and prospered in the leases on the bed of the Red River. He died last summer. Information of Mrs. TESTERMAN's death was conveyed to C.C. MCCOLLUM, a friend of the TESTERMAN family, by Flynn TESTERMAN.


February 26, 1942

Jeff BOWEN Killed By Train, Son Injured At Crossing Wreck Train Strikes Car At Frisco Crossing, North of Old Town
Jeff BOWEN, 52-year old farmer living west of Pawnee, was instantly killed and his 13-year old son, John, seriously injured early Tuesday morning when the car in which they were riding was hit by a westbound Frisco passenger train. The accident occurred at the crossing one and one-fourth mile north of Pawnee Bill's Old Town. Mr. BOWEN's chest was crushed, and the son suffered many severe injuries. His right foot was nearly severed, his skull fractured, his right leg was severely cut and bruised and his face was cut. He was taken to the Pawnee hospital where he is receiving treatment. His pulse was better but he had not recovered consciousness Wednesday. The accident occurred just before 9:00 when Mr. BOWEN was taking the son to school. The crossing is extremely hazardous, the railboard being extremely shut off from view from the north up to 21 feet of the rails. The BOWEN home is a half mile north of the crossing and Mr. BOWEN had crossed the railroad at this point hundreds of times, the BOWEN family having lived at their present home many years.
The BOWEN car was carried 856 feet according to Clyde LYNCH, deputy sheriff, and Glenn WOOD, Pawnee police chief, who investigated the accident; the body of the elder BOWEN was carried 249 feet and the son was carried 189 feet. The car, a 1935 blue Chevrolet pickup, was completely demolished. The fence at the cattle guard was destroyed and carried several hundred feet along the track. The cow-catcher of the "puddle jumper" was found near the wreck of the car. According to officers, it appeared to have torn away from the engine except for one bolt and that had been taken loose. It is believed the cow-catcher was dragging after the collision and the trainmen had freed the engine of it. The track showed that brakes had been applied to the train 81 feet from the point where it hit the car. After the accident the train stopped but did not pick up the victims. A neighbor, Mrs. Henry CHAPMAN, who lives only a few yards from the crossing, investigated after hearing the impact of the train with the car. She found the dead man and the injured boy and called for help. E. KARRAKER, a neighbor living half a mile away on the old country club place, brought the injured boy to the Pawnee Hospital. A Brady-Poteet ambulance brought the body of the father to the mortuary.
Bob HOTALING was conductor on the train and F. MACFARLINE was engineer. They reported the accident to bystanders at Lela and called in about it from Lela. It is believed the trainmen had no opportunity to bring the dead man and injured boy boy to Pawnee. It took so long to disengage the wreck from the engine that the dead and injured had been moved before the engine was free.
Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. A.J. BRADSHAW at the First Christian church this afternoon at 2:00. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery, Pawnee.

If Married 50 Years Exempt From Draft
According to Curt THOMAS, draft board member, some of these young fellows try every conceivable way to get exempted or deferred from the draft. One of the latest, it's effectiveness remains to be seen, was that of Alfred T. SEEVERS, cashier of a local bank and former reserve officer. SEEVERS invited THOMAS to attend his Golden Wedding Anniversary

Mrs. HATFIELD Dead After Long Illness
Mrs. Artemecttia HATFIELD, wife of Dave HATFIELD, died Tuesday, February 24, at 4:20 p.m. after an extended illness. The HATFIELDs are pioneer residents of Pawnee.
Funeral services will be held at the First Christian Church in Pawnee, Friday afternoon, at half past two o'clock with Rev. A.J. BRADSHAW officiating. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery.

Sagerville - Mrs. Jimmie WILLIAMS
Mrs. Carl ROGERS and daughters of Jennings called on her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.P. CULVER Friday morning.

Miss Mary Bell CULVER spent the weekend at home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.P. CULVER.

Mr. and Mrs. Bliss BRASSWELL announce the arrival of an 8 1/2 pound boy, Larry Rex.

A Letter
I wish to express my thankfulness to all my dear friends of the Pawnee Indian School and to Superintendent L.A. TOWERS and Mrs. TOWERS, who were all very kind to my son, Joseph R. TOAHTY, while he was visiting me. He enjoyed his visit very much. He has returned to Norfolk, VA, and expects to be transferred to some other station soon. Joe stated no matter how far away he goes he is always glad to get back to Pawnee and see his friends. May God bless and answer all the prayers that were offered for my son. Thanking you all. I am, Joe's mother, Libbie B. TAYLOR

Union Center - Jewel Dee CAMPBELL

The ROYSTER family will soon be living in a new home, as the carpenters completed the house Thursday. Glenn ROYSTER and Ethel called on his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pearl ROYSTER, Thursday.

Mrs. MORRISON spent Wednesday night with Grandma TRIMM. They attended the Red Cross supper in the basement of the Federated Church in Ralston.

Court - Marriage Licenses
William Alexander PROVINE, 24, Jennings; Vononna Yvonne HOWE, 21, Blackburn.

Mike Nelson CARSON, 22, Shawnee; Lillian Faye BARKER, 21, Pawnee.

Oran S. INGRAM, 31, Davenport; Eula SMITH, 27, Quay.

Probate:
Estate of Mary Emma LILLIE, deceased. Petition for probate filed by Edwin R. MCNEILL, atty for the petitioner.

Estate of J.L. CHERRY, deceased. Petition for probate filed by L.N. KIMREY, atty for the petitioners.

Estate of Florence Tiney CHERRY, deceased. Petition for probate filed by L.N. KIMBREY, atty for the petitioners.

Births
Mr. and Mrs. Merle ROGERS of Perry announce the of birth of a 6 1/2 pound daughter whom they have named Ruth Ann, at the Pawnee Municipal Hospital, on Feb. 20.

Mr. and Mrs. J.M. SELLERS of Pawnee announce the birth of a 6 1/4 pound daughter on Feb. 19 at the Pawnee Municipal Hospital. They have named her Sidney Gail.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul CONRAD of Pawnee announce the birth of an 8 pound daughter, Rose Marie, on Feb. 23, at the Pawnee Municipal Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Byron AMSPACHER of Corpus Christi, Texas, announce the birth of a 7 pound son on Feb. 25, at the Pawnee Municipal hospital. They have not yet selected a name for the baby. Mrs. AMSPACHER will be remembered as Miss Madge RADLEY.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank the many relatives and friends of our brother and nephew, Leroy ECHO HAWK, for the kindness shown us and the beautiful flowers offered at his death. Else and Horace TAYLOR, Lamont PRATT, Mrs. Julia LOPEZ, Mrs. Geneva SUN EAGLE and Mrs. Flora LEADER. A funeral feast was given for Elmer ECHO HAWK and Leroy TAYLOR by George ECHO HAWK last Monday noon. It was held at the north round house.

An Apple More Than 50 Years Old
Mrs. Bert SHANNON, Maramec, has an apple more than 50 years old. Way back in the early 1890's she covered an an apple with cloves. The cloves acted as a preservative and she still has it.

Miss Gertrude FARRELL and Mrs. Lucy LITTLE spent last weekend in Tulsa as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Steve OSBORN. Mrs. OSBORN, the former Miss Wynona LITTLE, is employed as a nurse at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa.

Ralston News - Peggy L. TEICHMER
Eastern Star - Saturday afternoon the Easter Star Lodge held a special meeting when worthy grand matron, Juanita KILLIAN, of Braman, made an official visit. Other guests were: District Deputy Hazel AMOS, Tulsa; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Walton, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur ROSS, Mrs. Rose WELDON and Mrs. TUCKER of Pawhuska. Mr. and Mrs. W.H. VAN DUESEN and family moved into the LEVICK house on West Main Saturday.

Shower for Mrs. WEDD
Mrs. Willard WEDD was honored with a pink and blue shower February 13, at the home of Mrs. Kib TRIMM, with Mrs. Walter TETER as assistant hostess. The house was beautifully decorated in keeping with the Valentine season. Mrs. Walter TETER gave a reading. In the clever games provided prizes were won by Mrs. R. WOODSON and Mrs. Ray HENRY. After the games were played, the gifts piled high in a decorated basket, were opened by Mrs. WEDD, and were passed around and admired by everyone. Those who sent gifts but could not attend were: Mrs. G.M. NIX, Mrs. William CANADAY, Mrs. Dee IRONS, Mrs. Arthora ROBINSON and Mrs. Dee WARREN.

Krow Anniversary Party
Thursday night, a group of relatives and friends met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.D. KROW to help them celebrate their 49th wedding anniversary.
Those present: Mr. and Mrs. Ward MCCAGUE, Mr. and Mrs. John KROW, Mr. and Mrs. Summer BECK, Mr. and Mrs. Elvin BRYANT, Mr. and Mrs. Henry QUILLEN, Mr. and Mrs. Robert TEICHMER and daughter, Ladeena; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas MURPHY, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. RHOADES, Mrs. Cora CALES and sons, Bobby and Dwayne; Mr. and Mrs. John TRINKLE and daughter, Loetta, Ralston; Mr. and Mrs. Lester TRINKLE and daughter, Covington; Mr. and Mrs. Roy DOUGLAS, Mr. and Mrs. Bob COLOMBE, Fairfax; Mrs. Georgia GARNER, Garber.
The evening was spent playing pitch, dominoes, chinker, checkers and other games. Refreshments of coffee and cake were served.

Oak Grove - Elsie V. MILLER
Those Wedding Bells Ring Again

Mary Ellen BREWER of Victor, and Andrew CAMPBELL of Wichita, Kansas, were married recently. Mr. CAMPBELL is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Art CAMPBELL. The couple will make their home in Wichita.

Mary Earl and Meldine Jean ELLIS of Maramec spent the last few days with their sister, Mrs. Cecil CAUDLE.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur GILLIAND spent Sunday with his brother, Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose GILLIAND.

Mr. Agnes SMITH, Louise AFTON, Elsie and John MILLER, spent the weekend in Benton, Kansas, with Miss Afton's brother, John DAYNNE, who has been in a car wreck recently. Miss AFTON will remain there for a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur BRIEN announce the birth of two grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Jack BRIEN, a baby boy, named Jacky Joe, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert BRIEN, a girl named Phillis Faye.

Hallett - Mrs. Joe FLAGER
Cecil FLAGER of Fort Smith, Arkansas, has been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer FLAGER, at Maramec. He spent the past week with the Joe FLAGER family at Hallett.


March 5, 1942

Teachers' Mother Dies
Miss Inez WIGGINS and Miss Jody WIGGINS, both of whom are employed in the Pawnee public schools, were called to Weatherford early Sunday morning by the death of their mother.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon.
During their absence, Mrs. Wayne SWALLEY taught Miss Inez WIGGIN's third grade class, and Mrs. Stanley J. BRYANT substituted for Miss Jody WIGGINS in the first grade.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to our many friends for their kindness and beautiful floral offerings given us during the sickness and following the death of our wife and mother, Mrs. Julia E. BARNETT, also to those who were so kind to participate with the dinner.
Mr. A.B. BARNETT and family

Indian News - Flora LEADER
Chauncey MATLOCK of Camp Barleley, Abilene, Texas, was home last weekend visiting his mother, Blanche MATLOCK, and other relatives.

Anthony DAVIS, a former resident of Pawnee, who now lives at Greenfield, is in Pawnee visiting his mother, Mrs. Jane DAVIS.

Mr. and Mrs. Blaine LEE of Anadarko are in Pawnee visiting with her folks, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse PETERS.

Violet CHOUTEAU, of Dallas, Texas, was home a week to be with her mother, Mrs. Hugh CHOUTEAU, who is ill with pneumonia at the general hospital.

Ralph HAMILTON, an Osage Indian of Gray Horse, passed away at his home last Friday morning with a heart attack. Mr. HAMILTON was well known to the Pawnees.

Leonard LEADING FOX of Camp Barkeley, Texas, was home last weekend visiting his wife, Wanda, and sister, Mrs. Kate EAGLE CHIEF.

Mr. and Mrs. Colonel MOORE and Mrs. Julia MINTHORN attended the funeral of Ralph HAMILTON last Sunday at Gray Horse.

Cousins Discovered
Mrs. W.W. ROSE of Pawnee, has discovered a cousin who has lived within 12 miles of her for several years and whom she had not seen. Miss Laverne ROSE, who is employed in the office of Dr. J.L. LEHEW noticed that a patient of Dr. LINGELBACH bore the same name as her mother's maiden name. He was Cody KEETON of Maramec. She questioned him and he said his father's name had been Walter KEETON and that he had an uncle named Sidney KEETON. Miss Rose called her mother, who said that her father's name had been Sidney KEETON and that he had a brother named Walter!
Mrs. ROSE has lived in Pawnee for 16 years and her cousin in Maramec for seven years, and neither had known of the other until this accidental discovery.

Ralston News - Peggy L. TEICHMER
Pink and Blue Shower
Mrs. Eugene SCOTT was honored with a pink and blue shower given by Mrs. Ray HENRY at her home Monday afternoon with twenty present. Many clever games were played with Mrs. Jay COCHRAN, Mrs. Morris SUMUNY and Mrs. John DRYMON winning prizes.The gifts, placed in a pink and blue decorated basket, were then opened by the honoree. Those who sent gifts but were unable to attend: Mrs.Alta HARRIS, Mrs. Wallace GOODSON, Mrs. Lovall BUCKNER, Mrs. M.E. HENDERSON, Mrs. LAWRENCE, Kelley; Mrs. Virgil ELDER, Misses Nannie Mae TROTTER and Aline HOLDER, Mrs. Jerry NIX, Mrs. Lawrence BARRIER, Mrs. L.C. BARBER, Mrs. Hale BROWN, Mrs. Frank DRYMON, Mrs. Jess VENATOR, and Mrs. George MASHBURN.

Mrs. Mack GOODRUN of Carmi, Illinois is here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.L. DAVIS.

Junior WHILES of San Diego, California visited his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George WHILES, on Wednesday.

W.H. VAN DEUSEN went to Wichita Monday, and his father, C.W. VAN DEUSEN, returned home with him for an extended visit.

A&M students home over the weekend were Betty COPELAND, John HOLT and Robert HARRY.

Mr. and Mrs. F.W. COTTON and daughter, Litha, attended a birthday supper given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert COTTON, in Fairfax Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Barton ELDER returned home Friday after a five-week trip through Arizona and New Mexico.

Mrs. John BELL Dies
Mrs. John BELL passed away Saturday evening, February 28, 1942 at her home south of town after a lengthy illness. Funeral services, in charge of the Shildler Funeral Home, were held at the Federated church Sunday, conducted by Fred C. HANCOCK. The pall bearers were W.H. VAN DEUSEN, John HOLDER, Felix BRUMLEY, Henry FAUST, Wallace GOODSON and Henry ROBINSON.
Mrs. BELL is survived by her father, Michael TAYLOR, one sister, Mrs. Ed CHRISTENSON, three brothers, John, Albert, and Clarence TAYLOR; her husband, John BELL, and five children, Ruthie, Michael, Betty Jo, Etna, and Shirley Rose. Burial was made in the Riverside Cemetery.

Sagerville - Mrs. Jimmie WILLIAMS
Bliss BRASSWELL arrived here this week from California. He spent the weekend visiting his cousin, Eddie Lee SNEED.

Eddie SNEED had the misfortune to injure his hand when sawing wood Thursday.

Mrs. Leota OLIVE is still at the bedside of her mother. Mrs. BOYD is no better.

East Bend - Mrs. R.M. HAMRICK
The men folk of our community have been sawing wood with the buzz saw the past week. On Monday, John EDWARDS, Bob CALLISON, Dick HAMRICK and Roy THOMPSON, sawed about 20 rick for Felix PARKS and Wednesday about 15 rick for Hugh CARR and 10 for John EDWARDS.

Word has been received from Pvts. Walter FISHER, Charlie BALLANGER and Robert E. CALLISON, of Co. H, 3rd Regiment, Qm. Repl. Tnmg. C of Fort Francis E. Warren, Wyoming that they are well and looking forward to helping win the war, and thank all those who sent packages, cakes, stamps, cards, etc., more than words can express.

Masham News - Mrs. Vera LYNCH
Teacher Ill

Miss Alene CRAIG, who teaches at Fairview school, has been ill and confined to her home for more than a week. Miss Leona ROBBINS has been substitute teacher in her absence. Miss CRAIG is reported up at this time and expects to return to her school by the last of this week.

Another BRIEN Baby
The Arthur BRIENs have another new grandchild, a son born to Mr. and Mrs. Jack BRIEN, who live south of Masham store, two miles. The new boy arrived February 21, 1942 and weighed 8 pounds. He has been named Jackie Joe, but we are sure he will want that "ie" dropped from his name in 12 years or less.

To Cushing For Weekend
Mrs. Virginia PRATHER, Masham teacher, and her sister, Miss Meldene BOYLES, who lives with her and attends high school in Ralston, spent the weekend with their parents in Cushing. They took Miss Mary BARNES along as a guest.

Mrs. Maude STRETCH, who has spent the past two weeks with her mother, Mrs. CLARK of Owasso, returned home Wednesday.

The SISSACK family, who have lived 1 1/2 miles north of Masham this winter, moved back to Fairfax last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernie TAULMAN spent Wednesday evening in Skedee visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. I.N. TAULMAN, while Doris and John TAULMAN attended a birthday party there at their cousins.

Dona BECK has been kept busy this week hauling cattle, hogs, sheep and super-phosphate for the nearby farmers. He hauled two loads Monday night and two again Tuesday night. Some of the folks shipping stock are Frank DUROY, Ernest ROBBINS, Clifford WELLS, Elmer LYNCH and J. HOOPER.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer LYNCH were Sunday guests at a birthday party given by Mr. and Mrs. Orville MCLAUGHLIN of Pawnee, in honor of Mrs. MCLAUGHLIN's mother, Mrs. Avis BRADLEY.

Mr. and Mrs. Sular T. CLAYTON, who have been living on the Ed ZOLDOSKE farm, moved from there on Monday, and are going to move to a place south of Pawnee.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd LOCKWOOD and children, of Hominy, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie LOCKWOOD.

Mr. and Mrs. Sumner BECK called on his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.P. BECK Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill SCHONE and daughter, Billy June, and her friend Wanda Lou JESTES, spent Sunday with Mrs. Schone's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie LOCKWOOD.

Union Star - Mrs. Charles PLATZ
Mr. and Mrs. John BEAGLE and family of Pluma, Texas, are here visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy BERG and Mr. and Mrs. BEAGLE.

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald MILLER of Redding, California are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah MILLER.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles RUST spent Tuesday with her sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. Henry DALLAS.

Mrs. Roy DAllAS and children spent Thursday with her mother, Mrs. L.A. WORTHY.

BLACKBURN - Mrs. Bee WEAVER
There was a mistake made in these news items two weeks ago. I stated that Mr. Will PENNY's mother of Hiawatha, Kansas passed away. I wish to correct the mistake. It was his sister instead of his mother.

Mrs. Barbara Cochran ZIMMERMAN of Denver, Colorado, is visiting with her aunt, Mrs. H.B. WHITE.

Mr. and Mrs. Bee WEAVER, Myrna Loy and Delman, spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer BERG.


March 12, 1942

Maxon GILLETTE, Reported Killed, Is Alive, Says War Department
Maxon GILLETTE, Skedee soldier in the Phillipines, was not killed in action last December as first reported, but is alive according to a telegram received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. GILLETTE, Sunday. Late in December, the Gillettes received a telegram from the War Department advising them their son had been killed in action December 12. 1941. They heard nothing further until last Sunday when the second message from the War Department came advising them the first message was an error. The parents have no idea as to where their son is, except that he is in the Phillippines. It is believed he is somewhere near Manila, probably with MACARTHUR.
Mrs. GILLETTE had refused to believe her son was dead and had continued to hope for his safety. She had delayed the signing of papers required by the Veterans Administration.

After 31 Years, 52 Pawnee Patrons Have Same Phone Number Phone Book of 1911 Found In Corner Stone of Building
Among relics found in the old grade school building cornerstone when it was recently opened was a telephone directory of July, 1911. After 31 years of association with photographs, documents, a Bible and other things in a sealed-up metal box, this 20 page directory came out in good shape. On the cover was the name of the company, "The Pioneer Telephone and Telegraph Co." and E. A. STONEHOUSE was manager, chief operator and clerk.
Grace BROWN, present manager, who has been working here for the company for 21 years, informs us that most rates are about the same as they were then. There was no such thing as person-to-person calls then. Bills were paid by the year at the rate of $18 for residents and $24 for businesses.
People that have retained the same number for 31 years are: B.L. BARNES, C.S. BATES, G.M. BERRY, E.D. COLVIN, John DONAGHY, C.C. GRAHAM, GRAHAM's Midway Cafe, J.H. HALE, Frank HUDSON, C.W. HYSON, Cecil JAY, R.W. JOHNSON, B.A. LEHEW, Dr. J.L. LEHEW, office and residence; Major G.W. LILLIE, Mrs. C. MANNHELMER, now Sadie MANNHELMER; John H. MANNING, Maurice MARX, L.V. ORTON, B.L. PETER, Dr. L.P. SANDERS, T.Z. SWALLEY, S. THORNTON, J.D. TURNER, George WHEELER, and Fred WINLOW.

Still Unable To Locate Relatives Of Dead Mexican
Relatives have not as yet been located of Josa GONZALES, who died suddenly in Pawnee last Wednesday evening. GONZALES, a Mexican about 44 years of age, had been living in Ralston with Manuel GONZALES, who although of the same name, is not related. He was walking with Tony LOPEZ of Pawnee in front of the Eagle Bar about 7 p.m. Wednesday evening when he suddenly said, "I am going to die," and collapsed on the sidewalk. LOPEZ took him into the bar and an ambulance was called to take him him to the hospital. However, he died enroute. His death was pronounced due to tuberculosis in the last stages.
The Mexican consulate at Oklahoma City has been notified of his death and asked for assistance in locating the family, but have not been heard from to date.

C.M. BURNS, Father of Mrs. POTEET, Dies
Charles Milton BURNS, father of Mrs. J.L. POTEET, died at 7:30, March 4, in Guthrie, where he had lived for many years. He had been ill for a long time, although his condition had been somewhat improved for a while.
Mr. BURNS passed away without ever knowing of the recent death of his wife.
Services were held at the Baptist Church in Guthrie at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Mrs. POTEET, Donald Lee and J.L. Junior attended the services, also Miss Gladys POTEET of Oklahoma City and Mr. and Mrs. Homer SHAW and Gene WAYLAND of Cleveland.
Others attending from Pawnee: Mrs. R.H. DIETZ, Mr. and Mrs. H. Ernest HITT, Mrs. George CLARK, Mrs. Roy LAWRENCE, and Mrs. O.T. EGERTON.

Mrs. Hans SCHROEDER Dies Here Monday
Mrs. Alta May SCHROEDER, wife of Hans SCHROEDER, died March 9, at the age of 59. Mrs. SCHROEDER had been in ill health for about 25 years, and died of a heart ailment. She had lived with her husband on a farm between Blackburn and Skedee for a long time.
Services were held in the Methodist church at Skedee by Rev. A.J. BRADSHAW, and burial was at the Highland Park Cemetery in Pawnee.

Dr. CARROW Leaves
Dr. Roland C. CARROW, who has been connected with the Pawnee Indian agency hospital, has accepted an appointment in the Veterans Service. Dr. CARROW will take a special six-weeks course in the Veterans Hospital in Waco, Texas, after which he will be assigned to a hospital. The family plans to leave Pawnee Friday morning.

Loses Foot In Operation
W.S. HENRY
, well-know farmer of the Skedee neighborhood, is in the Pawnee Municipal hospital having undergone an operation for the amputation of one foot. Mr. HENRY is suffering from diabetic gangrene.

Miss Laverne LIVERGOOD, who spent several weeks here visiting in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. LIVERGOOD, has accepted a position as nurse in the Valley View hospital in Ada. She expects to enter the military service at an early date.

C.E. YALEY celebrated his 80th birthday Tuesday.

Joe PERRY visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer PERRY over the weekend. He has been employed in Tulsa, but left Tuesday to enlist in the Army Air Corps.

Patsy Rae ZOLDOSKE, who been ill at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry ZOLDOSKE, is feeling much better and able to be up.

Early Day Settler Irvin POLSON Dead
Irvin POLSON, about 89 years old, died at Oklahoma City February 27. Mr. POLSON was a pioneer of this county having come here at the opening. He homesteaded four miles north of Pawnee on what is now the Walter WALENCIAK farm.
About 30 years ago he left here and has resided in Oklahoma City for many years.
He is survived by four sons and three daughters. His wife and one son preceded him in death. He was an uncle of Dee POLSON of Masham.

Mrs. Carrie SACTO Dies
Mrs. Carrie SACTO, Pawnee Indian, died on March 7 at the age of 60, of tuberculosis. Services were held in the Brady-Poteet chapel on Tuesday by Rev. WORTHINGTON and burial was in Highland Cemetery.

Sam BLACK Buried
Sam Black, Otoe Indian, nearly 100 years old, passed away March 3.
Services were held for him Monday, March 9.

Society - Heloise Gray KNOX
POTTER - BROWNWELL Marriage Announced
Mrs. Emma BROWNWELL announces the marriage of her daughter, Miss Zella Mae BROWNWELL, of Pawnee, to Mr. Clifford D. POTTER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry POTTER, also of Pawnee. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A.J. BRADSHAW at his home on Monday evening, March 2, 1942, at 8:30. Miss Velma POTTER, sister of the groom, was the only attendant. Mr. POTTER has just returned home form Wadesboro, NC where he has been employed by the Soil Conservation Service for the past several months.
The bride and groom are residing in Pawnee.

Mrs. THURBER Entertains P.E.O.
The P.E.O. met Friday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Glendale THURBER. A business meeting was held, and a farewell shower for Mrs. John CROOCH, who is moving away from Pawnee.
Those attending: Mrs. George BERRY, Mrs. William BRUINGTON, Mrs. Stanley J. BRYANT, Mrs. John CROOCH, Mrs. R.H. DIETZ, Mrs. J.L. LEHEW, Mrs. Ray O. LYON, Mrs. J.A. MCCOLLUM, Mrs. George SMITH, Mrs. J.A. PETER, and Mrs. C.C. MCCOLLUM.

Blackburn - Mrs. Bee WEAVER
Mrs. Hans SCHROEDER, who is in the Pawnee Hospital, is very low.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene WHITE, Mrs. Lloyd BURDKODD and Mrs. H.B. WHITE took Mrs. Barbara Cochran ZIMMERMAN to Cleveland Monday to meet the train. She is going to Texas to visit her brother, Rex COCHRAN.

Mrs. Lloyd BURDKOLL call her mother, Mrs. HAMBY, of Tulsa, Sunday evening.

Mrs. Lee HUNT visited her mother, Mrs. May WEAVER Thursday.

Birthday Party
There was a birthday party given for Ed GUTHRIE Saturday night at his home. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Jim GUTHRIE and family of Ponca City; Mr. and Mrs. Woods GUTHRIE and Mrs. Walter GUTHRIE of Pawnee; Mr. and Mrs. A.E. WILLIAMS, Mr. and Mrs. Carter ROBINSON and Ruth, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar POTTER and family, Evans GUTHRIE and family, Mr. and Mrs. Gene WHITE and Betty, Babe FISHER, Mr. and Mrs. F.B. WEAVER, and Mrs. Ed GUTHRIE and family.
Refreshments were sandwiches, cake and coffee. In the center of the table was a beautifully decorated cake with thirty-seven candles. Everyone reported a very good time.

Sagerville - Mrs. Jimmie WILLIAMS

Mr. and Mrs. Junior REEDER of Texas are visiting relative here this week. Mrs. REEDER was formerly Miss Leitha BUNTIN.

Elmer BARRETT of Bixby spent this week visiting in the home of his nephew, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie WILLIAMS.

Charley BOLTON and Bill RIBER of Hominy visited Mr. BOLTON's nephew, Jimmie WILLIAMS, Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy OLIVE of Quay visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Riley WILLARD and Mr. and Mrs. Lon OLIVE Friday.

Blue Valley and Lone Jack - Mrs. W.H. SCHONE
Mrs. Elmer HEISLER
taught school for Miss RUSSELL Monday. Miss Russell was sick with tonsillitis.

Mary Ellen HUGHES spent Monday night with her grandmother, Mrs. BURNSIDE.

Ernest JESTES marketed hogs in Oklahoma City Thursday.

Mary Lee MARRS and Vernon TREXLER spent Saturday night with their aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer HEISLER.

Miss Audra STAFFORD returned to her school Monday morning after spending the weekend with her parents in Maramec.

Alvin GRIFFIN, from Texas, and Henry HUTCHERSON of Oklahoma City, who have been visiting at the Elmer SAWYER home, left Sunday for Oklahoma City.

Little Pauline CONRAD is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. RAY for a few days at Stillwater.


March 19, 1942

Harold SMITH, Pawnee Sailor in South Seas, Reported Missing
Harold Smith, Pawnee youth who saw many years service in the Navy, is missing according to a telegram sent by the Naval Department and received in Pawnee Saturday evening.
The telegram was sent to Leo B. SMITH, Harold's father, but the father had been dead for two years and no immediate relatives live in or near Pawnee. The telegram was phoned from Tulsa and telephone operators diverted the call to Rev. A.J. BRADSHAW when they advised the Western Union the father is not living.
Harold was a member of the Christian Church, of which Mr. BRADSHAW is pastor. No reason was given for believing Harold is missing, but the telegram stated details would follow. When last heard from, Harold was a sailor on the "Houston" a ship reported missing after action off the coast of Java in recent action.
Harold SMITH had lived in or near Pawnee all his life. His mother died when he was a child and he was reared by his father and grandmother. He completed his school work in Pawnee, graduating with the class of 1933.
Although he lived more than two miles from the school building, Harold completed grade school and high school without missing a day or being tardy.
Soon after leaving high school, he enlisted in the Navy and had completed or was nearing the end of his second enlistment. He was last in Pawnee at the time of the death of his father. His sister, Helen, lives in California. She went there after the father's death and is married. A cousin, Mrs. Elmer HEISLER, lives northwest of Pawnee.
Little had been heard from Harold by Pawnee friends the past several months, but his last letters stated he was on the "Houston."
The father, Leo B. SMITH, had been a postoffice employee many years at the time of his death. Prior to entering the postal service, he had been a school teacher and farmer and was county superintendent about the time of the first World War. Navy Instructor P.H.S.
Graduate Named Captain John DONELSON, 1904 Class, Back to Duty at State University Commander John F. Donelson, U.S.N. who was recently transferred to Norman as officer-in-charge of the Naval R.O.T.C. unit at the university, has been advanced to the grade of Captain in the Navy.
Born in the Osage Indian Reservation, Capt. DONELSON graduated from Pawnee High School in 1904. He was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis by the late Hon. Bird S. MCGUIRE, then resident of Pawnee and delegate to Congress. The first native-born Oklahoman to be appointed to the academy, DONELSON graduated in 1910 and has spent his life in the naval service. He retired from active service because of a physical disability that disqualified him from sea duty. However, because of the national emergency, he was recalled to active duty about 18 months ago, and is one of the many retired officers who are filling shore billets to the end that the maximum number of regulars may be available for duty with the forces afloat.
Many old-timers recall Capt. DONELSON as an outstanding athlete during his high school days soon after the turn of the century. The DONELSON family lived in the Big Bend country, west of Ralston, and then moved to Pawnee, living on Forest Street.
Loyd BRUINGTON calls him his "hero." Seems the town bully was giving Loyd a sizable beating and young DONELSON interfered and whipped the bully.
Fran HUDSON recalls a story that was told about young DONELSON soon after he became a middy at Annapolis. The upper classmen proceeded to attempt to haze DONELSON, as they did all freshman. DONELSON, in keeping with his youth as a cowhand, carried a pistol. It was loaded with blanks but the hazers didn't know that. When the fun got too rough, DONELSON whipped out the gun, fired a couple of shots, and had the field to himself.

Charles L. PUMROY, Once Sheriff, Dead; Buried Here Monday
Charles L. PUMROY, a prominent ranchman of Pawnee county many years, and sheriff of the county during the time Oklahoma changed from a territory to a state, died at Amarillo, Texas, last Saturday, March 14.
The body was brought to Pawnee for burial and funeral services were conducted at the Brady-Poteet Funeral Home Monday, by the Rev. A.J. BRADSHAW. Music was furnished by a quartette composed of Mr. and Mrs. Bert WILLIAMS, Mrs. Merl CANNON and Calvert CANNON, with Mrs. A.T. SEEVERS at the organ. Burial was in Highland Park Cemetery.
Mr. PUMROY left Pawnee about 18 years ago, going to the Texas panhandle where he was a representative of a loan company making loans on cattle. His first wife died several years ago. After going to Texas, he became acquainted with the lady who was to become his second wife. She was a widow and the owner of a large ranch near Logan, New Mexico. After their marriage, they moved to the ranch, where they made their home until Mr. PUMROY's death.
The widow and a daughter by his first marriage, Mrs. Paul L. MEADERS, and a grandson, Paul L. MEADERS, Jr., both of San Antonio, survive.
Mr. PUMROY was born in Corning, Iowa, August 4, 1868. In early life he went to Wyoming and came here to Pawnee county at the opening of the Cherokee strip. For many years he was associated with the Pawnee National Bank. At all times he was interested in the cattle business. He established the PUMROY ranch, southwest of Pawnee, now owned by J.F. FUSS and operated it many years.
As a peace officer, he earned the reputation of being one of the most fearless at a time when bad men were not uncommon in this country.

Edwin HURST Called For Active Service
Second Lieutenant Edwin HURST has been called to active duty in the United States Army. Lieutenant HURST, son of Judge and Mrs. Thurman S. Hurst, is a senior law student at Oklahoma University and lacks only a few weeks before graduation. He will leave for the west coast March 23. Lieutenant HURST is a graduate of Pawnee High School and received his higher education, including his reserve officer's work, at Oklahoma University.

JANEWAY, Scouts Executive, Called for Army Service Harold JANEWAY, Scout executive of the Cimarron Valley Council, has been called for army service and has resigned his position with the scouts. He will enter his army duties immediately.
JANEWAY, a World War I veteran, holds a captain's commission in the army reserve. Sine the other World War, he has been active in veteran's organizations and scouting. He was department adjutant of the American Legion before entering scout work. He had served as scout executive of the Cimmarron Valley council several years ago, then served elsewhere and two years ago returned to this council.

The Scout council executive committee will meet in Stillwater Thursday to choose his successor. The council members from Pawnee are John H. SNIDER, Leonard KLINE, K.J. PRICE, O. GARCIA and Don HUDSON.

Chicken House Fire is Extinguished Friday
A fire alarm was turned in Friday evening about 8:00 and answered by the Pawnee Fire Department. A chicken house at 819 Alfalfa Street, at the Jimmy LONG residence, had caught fire when a lawn was being burned off. The fire was extinguished before any damage was done.

Skedee - Mrs. W.K. RUSSELL
J.E. WILLIAMS is ill at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.K. RUSSELL and isn't much improved at this writing.

Joe FISHER was called to Stillwater Saturday to the bedside of a brother who was operated on Sunday for appendicitis.

Mr. and Mrs. P.K. SMITH spent the weekend in Oklahoma City with their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin PIERCE.

Mrs. Joe WHEELER, of Ponca City, spent several days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.L. COLLINS.

Mrs. Rose Mary MOLER of Oklahoma City recently visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed CALLAHAN.

Mr. and Mrs. Warren LYONS were in Yale Sunday to see the doctor about their son, who fell and injured his leg.

Obituary
Alta May DINE, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. J.F. DINE was born near Union Star, Missouri, February 7, 1883, and departed this life March 9, 1942, in the Pawnee General Hospital.
She came to Pawnee county in 1904, where she met and married Hans SCHROEDER on November 22, 1906. To this union three children were born. One son, Jesse SCHROEDER, preceded his mother in death.
Those left to mourn are the husband, Hans SCHROEDER, one son, Clayton SCHROEDER, of McAlester, Oklahoma, one daughter, Irene SCHROEDER, of Stillwater; four grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. J.H. FRANKLIN of Blackburn and Mrs. Orie SHISLER of Stanberry, Missouri, and one brother, Charles DINE of Ford City, Missouri.
Mrs. SCHROEDER has been ill for many years, but until recently had been able to be up and around the house. She was a loving wife and mother, was loved by all who knew her, she will be missed in her community life, as well as by all of her devoted loved ones. She confessed and accepted her Lord many years ago.
Services were conducted from the M.E. Church of Skedee by A.J. BRADSHAW of Pawnee, assisted by Brother W.H. WHEAT, M.E. minister of Skedee. Interment was in Highland Park Cemetery, Pawnee, Wednesday afternoon at 2:00, March 11, 1942.

Pawnee Students High
Grace Maxine MCCOLLUM, Andrew Smith ROBERTS and Roy Marlowe TOWERS are three Pawnee students among the 1,000 at Oklahoma University who received special commendation from President Joseph A. BRANDT for high scholastic records for the first semester of the current school year.
Miss MCCOLLUM made an average of A- and the young men made averages of a B. Maxine is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. MCCOLLUM; Andrew is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. ROBERTS, and Roy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lem A. TOWERS.

Card of Thanks
We desire to thank our many friends who so kindly rendered us assistance in the death of our father and for the beautiful floral offerings. Mrs. James BISHOP and family Mrs. Williard SMITH and family Frank PORTER and family Pete PORTER

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond KNOX visited in Oklahoma City and Guthrie Sunday. They gave transfusions for a sister of Mr. KNOX, who is ill in an Oklahoma City hospital.

Lela News - Mrs. J.A. MULLENNAX
Ralph SHELLADY of Enid visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. SHELLADY, over the weekend.

Ben ALLEN of Anadarko visited friends here Sunday. Mr. ALLEN is a former Lela resident.

Mr. and Mrs. POMROY of Nowata visited Mr. and Mrs. J.F. JESTES Sunday. The two families are old-time friends.

Betty and Caroly Sue COCKRUM are ill with the measles at their home.

Rufus PORTER of Oklahoma City was buried Saturday. He was a brother of Mrs. John BISHOP.

Mr. and Mrs. Emory SAUNDERS are the parents of a baby girl named Betty Ann. Mrs. SAUNDERS was Miss Rena HERRIAN before her marriage.

East Bend - Mrs. R.M. HAMRICK
The Herman BOWKER and John HARD children and Violet UPSHAW are confined to their home this week with the measles. Roy HOSKINS, who is staying with his uncle, Paul GUIN, has the mumps.

Billie HARMON is quite ill this week with the flue, and threatened pneumonia.

Mrs. Bessie VANDRUFF was called from Hominy and is at the Cal ADKINS home helping to care for him.

Weekend visitors in the E.E. PERSHALL home were their son, Bud PERSHALL and family of Carter Nine.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen PERSHALL and son, Milton, were called to Severy, Kansas, Saturday on account of the death of Mrs. PERSHALL's aunt, Mrs. Sophia SIMMONS. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at that place.

Mr. and Mrs. Bun TISDALL market sweet potatoes in Pawhuska the first of the week.

The Red Cross ladies of East Bend met in the home of Mrs. Felix PARKS, Thursday. They quilted a quilt, which they had pieced at previous meetings. A covered dish luncheon was served at noon. They will meet next Thursday to quilt another one at the R.J. CALLISON home. Those present were: Mrs. Bun and J.A. TISDALE, Mrs. Hugh CARR, Mrs. R.M. HAMRICK, Mrs. Zeke ENLOE and Mrs. PARKS.

OBITUARY
Rufus Merril PORTER was born September 30, 1875 at Halltown, Missouri and died Wednesday, March 11, 1942, at his home at Oklahoma City. His death was caused by a paralytic stroke.
He was married to Annie ANDREW October 31, 1900, in Pawnee. To this union was born six children, all of whom survive: Otis PORTER, San Diego, California; Mrs. Willard SMITH, Pawnee; Mrs. Glen DAVIS, Overland, Missouri; Mrs. Sherman CARTER, Shawnee; J.R. PORTER, Madison, Wisconsin; Donald PORTER, Shawnee. He also leaves 18 grandchildren to mourn his loss.
He was united in marriage to Dora HEMBREE January 12, 1941. Besides his wife, Dora, he leaves three step-children: Mrs. Ruth SMITH, Enid; Mrs. SEBASTAIN, Oklahoma City; Fred HEMBREE, Illinois; one sister, Mrs. James BISHOP, Lela; and six brothers: Frank, Neodesha, Kansas; Newton, Spavinaw; Pete, Stillwater; Homer, Tulare, California; Shirl, Englewood, California, and Jim, Aldrich, Missouri.
At an early age he became a member of the Christian Church and remained a faithful member throughout his life.

Four Daughters Visit Parents
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie LOCKWOOD had the happy surprise of having four of their daughters visit them this weekend. Saturday morning Mrs. K.D. THURMAN and family and Mrs. L.A. GRIGGS with two sons of Shilder; and Mrs. N.H. FORD of Chase, arrived at the parent's home. On Sunday morning, another daughter, Mrs. Bill SHONE and husband and daughter, Billy June, joined the family.

Mrs. GARNER Sick
Persons of the community were sorry to hear that our good neighbor, Mrs. Killy GARNER is ill in bed again. Mrs. GARNER has not been feeling well for a week or more and when going to her doctor last Friday, was told she must go to bed immediately in order to avert a serious attack, because of her very high blood pressure. Sunday, Mrs. GARNER's daughter, Mrs. Boyd LAWSON, took her mother to her home, where Mrs. GARNER is now.

Mrs. Maggie EMERY and small granddaughter of Grainola, are here visiting her sister, Mrs. Harry WALKER and family, and her niece, Mrs. Cecil GARNER and family.

Floyd ROBBINS left Tuesday with his junior steer, a black pole angus, for Tulsa's Magic Empire Stock Show. The show doesn't start until Wednesday, but Floyd believes in getting there early so he can give an extra day's special attention to his steer.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold RIDGEWAY attended the funeral of Charles PUMROY on Monday in Pawnee. Harold was formerly employed by Mr. PUMROY when he lived on his ranch south of Pawnee.

Lola STRETCH is reported to be quite ill with influenza at her home north of Masham.

Elton ZOLDOSKE and his sister Alma NORMAN and son of Pryor, visited their parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Ed ZOLDOSKE recently.

Carl POGUE, a soldier of Uncle Sam's Army, from Fort Sill, has been visiting home folks on his furlough and spent Sunday in the Ernest ROBBINS home.

Arthur BARNS and daughter, Martha Marie, called on the Verne TAULMAN's Sunday evening.

Elton ZOLDOSKE, who has been employed at the new powder plant at Chouteau, returned home Tuesday to remain with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed ZOLDOSKE, and help his father farm.

Jennings News
The Young Matron's Club gave a St. Patrick's Day party Thursday evening in the home of Mrs. W.L. ARNOLD. The green and yellow color scheme was carried out with green shamrocks decorating the table and yellow jonquils as the centerpieces. The same colors were used in the delicious refreshments which were served to the following club members: Mesdames Lynn ROGERS, Clarence ALLEMAN, Carl ROGERS, S. PEACOCK, Roy CHEERS, Wayne PATTON, Howard PATTON, Max CASE. W. CARRIGER, Ray BURDEN. W. BEDINGFIELD, Jr. and Lee ARNOLD and three welcome guests of the evening, Veta MALSTSBERGER, Gladys ENGLAND and Marion HOUSTON.

Indian News:

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard LEADING FOX are the proud parents of a daughter, who arrived at the Pawnee-Ponca hospital. Mother and child are doing nicely.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam LEFT HAND have returned home from Concho, where Sam has been employed this past year. Sam says he intends to farm.

Charley RICE, who is taking a course in sheet metal work at Chilocco Indian School, was suddenly attacked with appendicitis. He was rushed to the Pawnee-Ponca Hospital.

Mrs. Leota LITTLE EAGLE FREJO gave birth to a son last Monday morning at the Indian Hospital. They are both getting along nicely. Her husband is employed in Oklahoma City. They have named the little boy Alfred Park.

Mrs. Thelma HOWELL is very sick. She was taken to the Indian hospital Wednesday morning.

Society - Heloise Gray KNOX
Mr. and Mrs. L.C. JOHNSON spent Sunday in Tulsa visiting at the home of their son, Clark JOHNSON. Mrs. A.G. (Jack) JOHNSON returned home with them for a visit with Pawnee friends and relatives.

William MAINS Celebrates Birthday As you will see, Friday the 13th is not always unlucky as Grandpa William MAINS celebrated his 84th birthday on March 13. He had as dinner guests Mr. Jim CARTER, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde TUCKER and Pattie Jo. He is making his home with his children, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. TUCKER, and the TUCKER home was the scene of the birthday.
Grandpa MAINS received a box of fruit and homemade candy from a daughter and two old neighbors of Carlisle, Iowa; a graduation picture of a granddaughter of Des Moines, Iowa; a nice cake from granddaughters and grandsons of San Diego, California, a picture of a great-granddaughter, also from California; an ice cream treat from a grandson and wife and great-granddaughter, the C.E. TUCKERs.
Grandpa is enjoying very good health this winter. His guests departed wishing him many more happy birthdays.

Birthday Dinner for Eleanor MARX
A birthday dinner was given for Eleanor MARX on Saturday, March 14, by her grandmother, Mrs. Eugene SCHORNICK. Eleanor and her mother, Mrs. Ralph MARX, came to Pawnee from Lawton for the dinner. Other guests were Miss Dorothy SCHORNICK of Oklahoma City and LaValle SCHORNICK, from Cleveland.

GLOVER - GARNER Vows Exchanged
Mr. and Mrs. Jim GARNER have been advised of the marriage of their son, Oral A. GARNER, a solder serving at Camp Barkeley, with Headquarters Company, 179th Infantry. The bride was Miss Ardell GLOVER of Pyrom, Texas and the marriage occurred March 1, at Snyder, Texas. T
he groom entered the service from Pawnee, January 12, 1941.

FUSS - FUNDERBURK Vows Read on Sunday
Miss Evelyn Cora FUSS, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earnest J. FUSS, became the bride of Thomas H. FUNDERBURK of Los Angeles, California on Thursday, March 12, 1942 at 2:00 in the afternoon.
The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. H. Ernest HITT, pastor of the First Baptist Church. The wedding took place in the home of the bride's aunt, Miss Adeline M. FUSS, at 404 Elm Street, in Pawnee. Mr. Oval E. FUSS of San Dimas, California, brother of Evelyn and his bride of two months were best man and bridesmaid. The mother and father of the bride, and mother and sister of the groom attended the wedding.
Mrs. FUNDERBURK will finish her senior year in the Quay High School. Mr. FUNDERBURK expects to be called to the Army soon.

Miss MANNING Honored at Prenuptial Shower
Miss Delores MANNING, who will soon become the bride of Gerald PRICE, was honored by Miss Jean GOULD with a prenuptial shower. A color scheme of green and white was followed in table decorations and appointments. The honoree received many lovely gifts. The hostess served a dessert course at the close of the party.
Invited guests were Misses Jean SHEARER, Opal HOLMES, Mary Ellen LEMERT, June MANNING, Jean RAMSEY, Erma Lee MANNING and Velma POTTER; Miss Mary Elizabeth SOULSBY of Ponca City, Miss Maxine MCCOLLUM who is attending the University of Oklahoma at Norman, and Miss Charline FUNKHOUSER of Yale.

COYLE - SUNDERMAN Marriage Announced
Mr. and Mrs. Ed J. COYLE, Jr. announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Laree COYLE, to Wade H. SUNDERMAN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe SUNDERMAN, which took place in Tulsa on the evening of Saturday, March 14.
The bride wore a beige and black ensemble. Their attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Bob RENNIE, who now live in Tulsa. Mrs. RENNIE is the former Miss Neva ROGERS.
Both Mr. and Mrs. SUNDERMAN are graduates of Pawnee High School, and Mrs. SUNDERMAN attend the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College at  Stillwater. They plan to make their home in Pawnee, where Mr. SUNDERMAN is employed at the Graham hotel.

Mrs. VERNON Entertains Stitch and Chatter Club
The Stitch and Chatter Club met last Friday afternoon in the home of Mrs. J.B. Vernon, with Mrs. David BRUMMETT as co-hostess. The afternoon was spent in doing Red Cross sewing.
Those present were Mrs. L.A. TOWERS, Miss Joan TOWERS, Mr. G.D. OVERMAN, Mrs. Lester KNIGHT, Mrs. Edd LOOKABAUGH, Mr. L.E. LARSON, Mrs. BRUMMETT and Mrs. VERNON.


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