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   Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - August 21, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma                                 The Hawaiians Will Be at the Liberty Theater All Week-If You Haven't Seen Them You Had Better Arrange So-Go  VOLUME XVI. NUMBER ISS  ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1919  THREE CENTS THE COPY  Oklahoma Farmers Oppose the Plumb Plan of Railway Operation  Corporation Commission To Bring Southwestern Bell Company to Taw  lady oboes who is    Robertson Keeps Women’s  p. I •  SOON TO VISIT IN  JOHNSTON’S ATTACK STATE MEETING AT CLIN-IS FACTOR IN VICTORY TON GOES ON RECORD  PRESIDENT SAYS HE CANNOT DECLARE PEACE UNTIL TREATY IS SIGNED.  Bv the Associated Press.  ' WASHINGTON. Aug. 21. The president has not the pow  By New s' Sptn-ml service  OKLAHOMA CITY, Auk. 20. A blanket complaint against the feouth-wextern Bell Telephone company, alleging inadequate eservice and exorbitant rates, was filed with the corporation commission today by ll. E. Echols, a member ct the commission.  Hearing; iii iMolit* 1 *  Hearing will bt set for early October and t s e members of commission ;h i k u may oefore a fiual decision Judge Echols »s of the *  in  he  be months I- el. bed.' opnt*. Ait that  it will be nee<«eary to make a ial-uation of the telephone property bv fore deciding upon rates.  Among the details of novice pa -Ocularly objectionable, according to Echols’ complaint, are the report charges, service connection charges for moving a residence telephone the stalion-to-statiou rate as com-  Party Representative Off Floor at Salt Lake City  SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 21.—Abby Scott Bakex\ lepretentative of the National Women's Party, who came to Salt Lake City recently to canvas the visiting governors on the uuestion of ratifying the national woman suffrage amendment through calling special legislative sessions, yesterday was deiced permission to address the conferences. The request was nted by Governor Harding of Iowa. Governor Harding { resenting’ it that he understood it was necessary >nsent for any outsider to address the  preye  explained in to have unanimous  CU  governor  »    -    I    I lit - I ill IUU" IU " IU UVU •    u*’  er to declare peace by proc la- p are< j with the parson-to person rate.  mation, nor could he consent under any circumstances to take such course prior to the ratification of the l o r rn a I treaty by senate. President Wilson so wrote Senator Fall today in answer to one of the twenty written questions which Fall ‘presented at the White House conferences Tuesday.  Replying to another question the president said that provision of the treaty should come into force of ratification by Germany, and that three of the principal associated powers operated merely to  “Station” StTTke Inadequate.  The corporation commission would abolish the station-to-station call, according to Echols, who says the service on such a call is very inadequate, but attractive to the purchaser of toll service when such a service costs 50 p«r cent leos than a call for an individual at a number. The; i report charge, made, when a call is I not completed, is only another means 1  of raising rates, according to the complaint. He says the "harg* made for moving a ressidence telephone from one block to another when a person chances hts pla^e oi residence is out of all reason.  \\ ivng Numbers  1  iio l.  Th* complaint discusses the sci-  Lady Decies  Lady Decries, former Marjorie Gould of New York, wh< it is reported, may visit lh- 1  United States within the next few months. It is probable that she ..nd her husband will be guests of her father at Georgian Court at Lakewood, N. J. rh is photograph cif Lady Defies is the latest to reach this country from England.  **1 shall withhold of Oklahoma. I hat Delaware, who was presiding.  Viter the n\*ii problems and a ro--ir.m- of    legislation    was    dis*  rd at today’s session of the eh * "nth annual governor's  t went' governors expressed  my consent,” said Governor Robertson ends it.” replied Governor Townsend of  “Next order of business.  confer-pressed individual-  dir  th* 1   enc  their willingness to sign Iv but not as the governors* con-I ere nee, ;* resolution prepared by Governor Henry J. Allen of Kansas, ted to congress, asking that federal government make an additional appropriation of M00,-000,000 tor the building ot roads, ict be expended by the states within the next five y# ars.  Discussing t durational legislation.  Governor Robertson of Oklahoma, dec 1  ared that there is something fundamentally wrong with the com-j . mon schools sy-tem of the country .    Associated    Press.  The state* ate making the urn- j X ASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug.  21.—Masked bandits held up  AGAINST BROTHERHOOD’S PLAN.  LOUISVILLE & NASHVILLE PASSENGER TRAIN HELD UP; MAIL BAGS ALL STOLEN.  By News’ Special Service  CLINTON, Okla., Aug. 21— Members of the Farmers’ Union of Oklahoma do not sympathize with evaders of the draft, spreaders of pro-German propaganda and men who backed off from their duties in the war.  They are opposed to the government control or ownership of the railroads.  They are especially opposed to the Plumb plan for government ownership and tripartite control of the railroads. Universal Training Opposed. They are also opposed to further extension of government price-fixing; they do not like conscription and universal military training in times of peace; they favor the reduction of army and navy to the lowest possible point'consistent the  w jth the security of life and noted California tennis star, ^ e  safety of property, a n d who defeated R. Norris Wil-  t h e y believe that all wars in Hams, 2nd. in the challenge  a q nations should be submitted match for the historic Long- to  a  referendum of the people, wood Cup in the singles on the These facts developed as the courts near Boston. Johnston, result of resolutions passed by virtue of his remarkable ‘.this morning at the annual victory over \\ illiams, has meeting of the Oklahoma strengthened the hope ofjFarmers’ union here, attended  Wm. M. Johnston  Wiliam M. Johnston,  American tennis enthusiasts in by delegates from fifteen coun py ramid and the common scnooi ine|    t*    i    the coming invasion     4Vw "    ‘     1  ~  apex. when the procedure should Louisville & Nashville pass® " Australian court stars be vice versa.” he said. ’The com- ^ e r train No. 7, trom (.mein- _ i_ri^-i_n_n_r._i—, —i —  estab-  vioe  P*ven throughout the state as .    ,    .    _    “inadequate, insufficient and entirely  bsh peace between inc rant - unsatisfactory” and in going into details, Judge Echols calls attention  the  the  mg powers. In reply to Fall question relating to disposition of Germany’s possession. the president said the arrangement conveyed no title to allied or associated power but “merely intrust tion of territory to cision.”  to the frequency of giving wrong number, the multiplicity of the “no answer” reports, the very frequent “line busy” replies, delays in answering calls, and interruption of conversation once a long distance con-  COLL1SION IN A SEAPORT TOWN RESULTS IN THE WOUNDING OF MANY.  ted Press.  mon schools aru not meeting the requirements of the people.”  Theodore l>. Bratton, president E. McCtiMocli. general sec  the Southern Sociological mail pouches. Washington. D. C., ap-peared before :he conference and appealed for the appointment of a standing commission by the governor of each state for the purpose ol making a careful study of the  and J. ret ary of Congress,  nati to Montgomery, Ala., be-    _ .     linrtl |   T  tween Columbia and Pulaski,    QTITC    Tfl    DAQQ    UPON  early today and carried off the    0|A|£    IU    lAut)    UlU™  sis disposi- nection is made. Another bill against By the Associated I reaa (i ♦heir de- the telephone service is the “care- COPENHAGEN, Aug. 21.— less, indifferent and discourteous Collisions between G e I* rn a n  98 PER CINI BF STEEL WORKERS VOTE STRIKE  manner in which service complaints are handled.” Echols sets forth.  Toll rate- in Oklahoma are “un reasonable, discriminatory and unjust,” the petition says.  According to Judge Echola the question of salaries paid employes of the tell phone company will prop- 5  rly come within the scope <>; this investigation, which the commission agree* will be one of the most thorough probes of private business ever conducted by the commission. Judge q ua  Echols believes the money paid he.p day has considerable to do with the  Bv the Associated Press.  YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Aug.  21, On the success of leaders of twenty-four labor unions! quaey oi th# service, affiliated with the steel int as try in obtaining a conference with representatives of the United States Steel Corporation during the next ten days, depends whether or not there shall be a nationwide strike of steel workers. Union leaders who canvassed the strike vote here yesterday say 98 per cent of the workers voted to walk out.  adc  and American sailors on Tuesday at Neufahrwasser resulted in the wounding of several civilians and one German seaman. according to Danzig dispatches received here today. Neufahrwasser is a seaport four miles north of Danzig.  Disorders grew out of a rrel in a dance hall Mon-night. Americans involved in the disturbance which was continued in the streets, later returned to their ship, the American destroyer, ll a I e. Tuesday German sailors on leave from the cruiser Frankfort came to blows with Amer-  caiiK^f* underlying race friction with  a v icw of recommending proper mean* for their removal.  STATE COUNCIL OE  DEFENSE  the coming invasion of the tf e s. [ Lie question of draft  evasion and imprisonment on political grounds came up in a resolution demanding “that the government release all political prisoners and those held on account of religious beliefs, and insisting on the freedom of speech and of the press. After some discussion the resolution was unanimously voted down.  The labor union plan for  STOCK  No estimate as to the value of the booty taken was available this morning. Posses have started in search of the men who are believed to have boarded the train at Columbia.  After    securing    the mail    the  bandits    jumped    from the train    by VhT state issues Commission to  sell stock, must not attempt to make capital of the fact that the commission has passed upon their applications to such an extent as did one company which attempted to advertise that its stock was “guaranteed  and escaped. FINE  AND PRISON  FOR PROFITEERS  By News' Special Service  OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 20.—  Concerns dealing in speculative securities, which have been authorized  ra q roac l control was rapped in  '' a delightfully sarcastic way bv a resolution, unanimously adopted, which read:  Plumb Plan Not Favored.  “We view with alarm and  B> Ne VY-*’ Si *. .. Sec vie#  OKLAHOMA CITY. Aug. an nt or mill in*'ting of tho nu inliers (if the newly State* Council O’, the oCie* plans for int . ting,  STATE EIRE MARSHAL REPORTS TEI LOSSES  New Law Firm iii Ada.  R«uben M. Buddie of Ada. and J. T. Crawford of Stonewall have formed a partnership for the practice of law and will be associated  together hereafter. Mr. Crawford • sailors who were support has already come to Ada and will be here permanently.  Mr. Roddie needs no introduction to the people as he has been one of the county's most successful practitioner* for quite a n u rn bet of years. “Tai" Crawford Is nut s i well known over the county, hut has a host of fnends at Stonewall, where he has lived for several years. He studied law in Oklahoma University and served in the army in France for about one year.  He is a young man who makes friends rapidly and will give a good account of himself at the hat.  ed by French seamen.  IXC. TOLMAN CHOWEN HEAD OF OKLA. HAITI ST UNIVERSITY  By    Sf»«    ;    I Service*  SHAWNEE, Okla., Aug. 20. Dr. Judson A. Tot man, formerly of Howard Payne College of Brownwood, Texas, was elected president of the  By New-* Special Service  OKLAHOMA CITY. AUS. 20. -The monthly report of John Loudoun, state fire marshal, made pub-lie today, shows that in the entire  (  state there were only 122 fires in July, w h a total loss of $219,91*3, one-half of which occurred in the rural districts. Three of the fires destroyed oat stacks of considerable . value and the origin of these is declared to have been incendiary. Four deaths occurred in fires, all of which were caused by gasoline explosions when the persons burned to death attempted to start fires with th*, fluid.  June holds thf* record in the matter of fir* 1 * * n  number and losses. Throughout the state during that month there were only BK fires and the total loss was $48,885.  MEXICO PROTESTS AI  EXPLOIT  WASHINGTON. Aug. 21 —The Mexican ambassador here has been instructed by his government to protest against  Oklahoma Baptist University here at  t h« a board meeting. Dr. Toltnan will be here in a few days to take charge.  Other elections announced are Mise Ruth Hay* as dean of women and superintendent of Montgomery Hall; O. T. Marston of Barry. 111., as coach of athletics and assistant in the department of education; W.  E. Lockhart, formerly accounting inspector In the army, as pursar recorder; Mrs. II betta head of the department speak ing.  At the meeting arrangements were made for the renting of the entire second floor of the State National ,Bank annex, where the department of public speaking and music^ will have a downtown studio.  20. At resident reorganized Defense, held in of Acting Governor Trapp, the general reorganization scheduled for Friday in th** hall ot th* hous#* of represen- j Hun e*--. were discussed. Profiteering, I san p practice, speculation in ne-ce-sitles and comforts of life and th#* hoarding of food, generally entered into th# informal discussion.  At the suggestion of R. H. Wilson. state superintendent of public instruction, a committee to outline plane for Friday’s meeting was named. The “steering committee” comprise r. it. H. Echols, chairman, Walter M. Hi nison. Mrs. Michael Contin and VV. M. Franklin, all of Oklahoma’City. Th#* committee is ex pee ted to lune a definite suggestion for plan of action ready for meeting •  Bv the Associated Press.  WASHINGTON, Aug. 21.—  Amendments to the food control    act, imposing a fine    ol  $5,000 and    imprisonment    for  two    Years    for profiteering,    under    the    pure    food law.  two    yeaia    xvi ^    ^     The    State     i ssue s Commission is  , .    *    nnnosp anv government owner-  by the State Issues Commission. A I    «itii-nade *ind we espe-  similar situation developed in the Ship °f railioads, and We e. pe  early days of the federal pure food cially oppose the I lumb P ian   law. when manufacturers endeavored buying the railroads, by I ne  to label their goods “guaranteed ^  n jted States government  were favorably reported today by the house agriculture committee.  o  o  \*jr  ©  o  ©  ©  o  0 + *   +   ©  1 o  I © I ©  V> w VV w  © ©  LIN ING COSTS .ll MI* PERCENT SINCE  TI  10I I  Friday’s meeting of the council i> for th#* purpose of completing the leorganization. John A. Whitehurst is chairman of the council and ll. R Christopher is secretary.  and  Real Hall <*atne Next Sunday. A ball team that has not lost game this season  ©  ©  O  ©  ©  to the state department  roomg  in Montgomery Hall are now    the dispatch of American  enKage d for the coming session.  troops into Mexico, and to request present indications are bright for the their withdrawal, according to a fouling year and it is thought that statement issued at Mexico City yea-1 fully 400 students will be here to en-terday. It was said at the state de-  ro li for work on the opening day of partment today, however, that no'the fall term.  protest had -been made yet by the j      ~  Mexican ambassador, Bonillas. i Lei a Want Ad se** it for .'or,  will be in Ada     +   Darland    as    next Munday afternoon, and the Ada    ^  of    public    fans will have the (opportunity ot    ^  looking them over and seeing if the ^ visitors can take the measure of the; ^ Ada lads. The visitors hail from Fur-    ^  cell, a station on the Santa Fe just    ^  beyond Rosedale. The game will bej^ called at 3:30 P. M-, and free trans-     Q   portatlon to the park will be fur-nishtd. lf you want to see a real ball game, this ie your chance.  All the  Masons, Notice.  Ada Lodge No. 119, A. F. & A. M., will meet at 8 o’clock this ♦ veiling for work in the Fell owe raft de-gree..- Miles C. Grigsby. W. M.  JO  I ©   1  © I ©  I©  ©  ©  BOSTON, Aug. 21. Au authoritative summary qf a study of changes in the cost of living in the United States from July, 1914, to ,lul>, 1919, was made public today by the national industry conference board.  It gives these figures:  The cost of living for American wage earners was 71 per cent higher in July,  I Mi 9. than at the outbreak cit the world    war    in July,  I •• 14 This represents an advance of ti per cent since March, 1919. and of 12 per e»nt s.noe June, 1918.  The total increase for th#' five-year period since the beginning of the waf in the average cost of each of the principal items entering bito the family budget    was:  All items . ...70.8    per    cent  Food .........85    per    cent  Shelter .......4.9    per    cent  Clothing  IOO    per    cent  Fuel, heat and  light .......67    per    cent  Sundries .......5    per    cent  Increases since last March were as follows:  All items .....5.9    per    cent  Food .........5.7    per    cent  Clothing .....10.5    per    cent  Fuel, heat and  light ....... No    change  Sundries .......5    per    cent  i  8  SI  ©I  ©  o  ©  *  +  ♦  +  required to pass upon the prospectus and advertising of concerns seeking to sell stock of it speculative nature in Oklahoma. Many lurid declarations of certain concerns have been eliminated when the advertising copy is revised by agents of the commission. The concerns are also required to submit blanks of applications for the purpose of stock, contracts of sale and receipts tor money paid for stock. On these it is required that the amount oi commission on the sale shall be printed  in bold face type.  To the present only two concerns have, unwittingly or otherwise, at-  a;  the public expense, turning them over to the railroad employes and guaranteeing to tho (Continued on Page Eight.!  tempted to take advantage illegally of the examination and approval  In each in- ot e  required serve  by the commission.   1  stance the company was to strike such language from its ad- betn  vertlsing.  & I  O  e  o  4$  G  ♦  ©  ©  O  ©  ©  o  ©  o  ©  ©  ©  W  ©  ©  Sr 09000 00^00000  l.lsr of state charters  .U ST RECENTLY granted  By News’ Sy*‘cial Service  OKLAHOMA CITY. Aug. 20.— Joe S. Morris, secretary of state, has issued the following charters:  Oklahoma Export Company, Oklahoma City:    George T. and D. L.  Daniels and R. E. Blanchard, all of OMahoma City, incorporators; capital $5,000.     1     ,  Rosston Elevator Company. Rosston. Okla.: L. R. Flint and B. E. Blanchard of Rosston and G. T. Daniel of Oklahoma City incorporators; capital $5,000.  Wagoner-Babb Motor Company, (Formerly Fleet Cooper Motor Company) Healdton, Okla., (amended); T. J. Wagner, Ardmore and F. D. Babb and Joseph W. Payne. Healdton, incorporators; capital $20,-000.  ACTING GOV. TRAPP GRANTS PAROLES  By News' Special Service  OKLAHOMA City. Aug. 20.—Acting Governor Trapp has granted three paroles and one commutation of sentence. J. T. Conway, convicted embezzlement and sentenced to three years in prison, has paroled, as has Loo Myers, convicted in Custer county on a charge of arson in burning a building with intent to defraud an insurance company and sentenced to serve four years.  Gus Stephens, convicted of manufacturing intoxicating liquor, was paroled for the reason that both federal and state punishments were assessed for the same offense.  Fred Hanes, convicted of manslaughter in Atoka county, and sentenced to serve two years, received a commutation which will bring his release soon. His term would have expired next year.  Judge aud Mrs. C. A. Galbraith have returned from a two weeks’ sojourn among the Ozark mountains at Monte Ne, Ark. They report a most pleasant trip and splendid roads until they reached Konawa on their return home. They made the trip without a single puncture. Judge Galbreath says the best roads they found were in Pottawotamie County.   

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