June 5, 1913 110 years ago
Both the Indian Journal and the Republican at Eufaula are under new management.
Eufaula has set the precedent i nativity in newspaper properties both have changed hands within a period of ten days.
_e rst to change both ownership and name was the Eufaula Republican which has been presided over by Virgil Winn. _e new owner is County Treasurer Neal Wimmer, former publisher of the Checotah Enquirer and has changed the name to the Eufaula Democrat.
_e second transfer and one which came as a great surprise to the friends of the oldest paper in Oklahoma was the disposal of the Indian Journal by Dr. R.B. Buford to two well known Eufaula citizens, Messrs, Clark & Mullen. _e deal was completed Saturday and on Monday the new proprietors were in charge.
Here’s to the publishers of both the Journal and the Democrat, may your troubles be few and the coins roll steadily into the cash box.
All about a saddle
Last Saturday evening a saddle was stolen from the farm of Ed Summers north of this city and what followed would put life into any moving picture show. It was discovered that two wagon trails led away from the Summers’ home, one going east and the other leading toward Brush Hill. Sheri 3Mc-Cune was advised over the telephone of the the_ and that the wagon and occupants were headed toward Brush Hill. _e three people responsible are now behind bars at the county jail and one or all of them will get a free ride to McAlester.
It is pleasing to note that the old wooden awnings about the city are slowly but surely giving place to modern a irs, which enhances the appearance of the business section. _e latest to adopt the canvas awnings are the Peoples’ National Bank and H.D. Kniseleys Drug Store.-
June 7, 1923 100 years ago
Jack McConnell’s pet attracts attention
Jack McConnel, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. McConnell, is the proud possessor of a pet monkey and Jack is now having the time of his life.
June 1, 1933
110 years ago (as printed in the Eufaula Indian Journal)
Checotah youths claim “Pretty Boy” held them _e name of Pretty Boy Floyd which has been missing from the annals of crime for the past few months was linked with the kidnapping of Edgar Clark and A.J. Martin, Jr. , both of Checotah, who Friday returned home and reported that they had been held captive by two men, one believed to be Floyd, in a eld near Okemah the night before.
_e supposed Floyd and a companion towed in a wrecked car to a Checotah garage _ursday, hired Clark and Martin to drive them to an unannounced destination before the identity of Floyd had been disclosed to Bill Counts, night marshal by another Checotahan.
June 8, 1933 90 years ago
Mayor Sharpe to Washington in Water Case Funds will be sought from the federal government by Mayor L.K. Sharpe to aid in construction of a water supply for the city of Checotah.
Canning plant again ready for operation adjoining City Hall _e Checotah canning kitchen in its new location adjoining the City Hall, has been o_cially opened to the public, and all farmers of the Checotah vicinity. _e building adjoins the City Hall on the north and has a concrete _oor with a drain connected with the sewer.
June 19, 1943 80 years ago
Volunteers are needed at the Typhoid Clinic sought by the Red Cross to expedite the handling of patients.
Last week 457 shots were administered.
Dra_ board hits at farm fathers
Parents who are claiming military exemption for their sons due to ill health, will be requested to secure doctors certicates to secure deferment in the future.
June war bond sales in McIntosh County will be under the supervision of the Odd Fellows Lodge. J.O. Gates of Checotah is in charge of sales.
June 8, 1953 70 years ago
Herbert Wetzell former Democrat publisher is dead Herbert Wetzell former publisher of the Democrat whose father George Wetzell, founded the paper in 1007, died at his home in Phoenix, Arizona Saturday following an illness of over several weeks.