Ada Evening News, September 6, 1919

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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - September 6, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma Read    by Thousands, Seen by Tens of Thousands, “Tarzan of the    ApesFeaturing Mighty Elmo Lincoln-American Thur.and Friday®he &i>a Clinting; Jletos: VOLUME XVI. NUMBER 151ADA, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1919 THREE CENTS THE COPY NORMAL WILL OPLK NEXT TUESDAY MORNING Th* iacult> ot East Central Normal are working overtime nowadays preparing for the opening of the regular term next Tuesday. The regular work will begin Tuesday at 8:30 o’clock A. M. The work of enrollment will begin Monday morning, and all indications suggest one of the most prosperous years in the history of the institution. Students have been renting rooms and making arrangements for board for ten days past and the number of inquiries received give prophecy of a large enrollment from the first day. The work in the training school does not begin till Wednesday morning. This work covers all the work in the first eight grades and students expecting to do work iii this department will be present Wednesday. A special feature of the year will be the work in the department of physical training for women. This work will be under the supervision of Miss Anna Weaver Jones, who has had charge of this work for the past two summers and has made a signal success of the work. This is the first time that this work has been arranged for thru the entire year aud President don is very enthusiastic over outlook. The motion picture work of summer will be enlarged and Got- the Company Will Fight For Higher Priced Ice In Ada Before State Commission ORGANIZING TO Tit ANSIDRT NEGROES OF THE NORTH FOR WORK IN SOI THERN FACTORIES. By th** A sjsoeiauxi Pitxs MEMPHIS. Tenn.. Sept. tv Mississippi is organizing a movement for returning to the South hundreds of negro families that have gone north in the last five years and who are now anxious to get back to Dixie. Mississippians need their help to handle a big cotton crop and to do other work. ti is proposed to establish offices in Chicago. St. Louis and later in other cities where there are many Southern negroes, to place a competent man in charge of each office and to make it a clearing house in the handling of negroes who really want to come back to Mississippi. Definite work will be under way before winter, when hundreds of negro families, accustomed to the mild winters of Mississippi, will be anxious to return south but will be without means of getting back in many instances. It has been estimated that a 14,-000,000 bale cotton crop will require 2,000.000 pickers through the picking season of from 90 to IOO da\s. Also it is asserted that the South must each year recruit 90,000 pickers to handle her crop. With the present dearth of help, consequently, good wages, much improved living conditions, and an offer by many of the bit: planters to pay transportation back to the south have resulted. Last night at midnight Chairman Echols of the corporation commission adjourned the investigation of the local ice plant to a later hearing to be held in Oklahoma City at a date to be agreed on. Tile hearing had then lasted ten hours. At the closing moment ot last night s hearing Attorney Hill of the ice company declared the intention oi his client to fight for an increased rate and to carry the fight! to the court ot last resort it necessary. Considerable testimony had been adduced tending to show that the company for two years has operated at a loss and that a higher rate is necessary if the plant is to continue operations. The hearing began on the allegation of the county attorney that the local plant has been guilty of short weights and discrimination. Mr. Wadlington received permission to amend his complaint with the allegation that the Southern Ice & Utilities Company, together with the other ice companies of Oklahoma. has entered a conspiracy in restraint of trade. It was the assertion of the county attorney that all the ice dealers are in an agreement not to enter the other’s territory. Concerning the weights a number called to testify, called was C. S. tied that he buys matter of short of witnesses were The first witness Aldrich. He testi-iee al the plant twice a week. That on one occasion he was certain the ice he had. bought was short in weight and that he asked the man at the docks to weigh the ice. That he was asked if he wanted the entire plant when he was paying for only fifty pounds. That the ice was weighed and he was told it weighed fifty i»ounds. That he took it to another pair of scales in town aud that it weighed 4 4 pounds with the sack. At another time he weighed his purchase and it was six pounds short. On. cross examination he stated that he] had made no complaint to the management and that Mr. Marshall, the manager, had offered to make up the shortage. This offer was made, however, after he had been subpoenaed to estify in this hearing. Rev. Vernon testified that on one occasion he paid for fifty pounds oi ice. weighed it, and had only thirty-nine pounds. Another time he paid for forty-five pounds and got only thirty-two. Stated on cross ex- ■ amination that on one occasion he: got fifty-five pounds when he had ought fifty pounds. Mrs. J. B. Hill testified that on one occasion she objected to short weight and the driver was very discourteous. She reported the shortage to the company. Hugh Hen nett of the company came to her home and arranged for her to weigh her purchase each day. She did weigh it for a number of days and found that the different weights were long as often as they w?ere short. Testified that a special effort seemed to be made to give her good weights aftt . she began weighing each purchase. On one occasion her neighbor refused to accept a piece of ice that was three pounds short, the facilities causes the meat to spoil1 when stored in the plant. When Mr. Marshall promised to handle his meat he did not know that Mr. Snead intended to buy In such large quantities. C. A. Shelby, Sloan** Palmer and jerry Cragin testified that they are drivers or helpers on Hie ice wagons. lla\o had very few complaints. Were instructed by the management to be very careful to give    full weights and to make up all shortages. Had some complaint about leaving ice on the sidewalks in the down town section. This was because deliveries began before bus-; loess houses opened in the morning. Had quit leaving ice on the , side w alks w hen complaint    was I made. B. H. Frick, former head of the local ice company, testified at length concerning the details of the j ice business in general. Is now at head of the ice plant at Haileyville. Sells ice there at the plant for SO cents. Only three witnesses were used by the respondent. These were Ira S. Harris of Dallas, Arthur Marshall. and B. H, Frick. Mr. Harris is auditor of the Southern Ice & Utilities Company and had recently audited the books of the local plant. Testified that local plant has operated at a loss for two years. That their fiscal year begins November I and ends October 31. That for the fiscal year ending October 31. I#I S. the loss of the company amounted to $2,005.67. That for the nine months ot this fiscal year ending July 31, tile loss has been SLTM. 31. That the gross business for 191 > was $39,758.05. The expenses for t Hat    year    were    $41,703.72.    The business    for    nine    months of    this! year has been $34,154.25. The expenses for the same time $35,868.56. Stated on cross examination that he knew' when making up his report that it would be used in this hearing. The testimony of Mr. Frick and Mr. Marshall    had    lo do with    the; details of the company’s business. The valuation of the local plant is $90,000.    The    earning period    is' about IOO days each year. The ex-P uses of operation go on thruogh ta** entire year. While some men are let out at the close of the ice season, others are put on to make necessary’ repairs. The of the machinery used ufacture is from five to making the loss from very heavy. The cost of production has increased 33 1-3 per cent over 1918. Price of ice has been ad vaneed only about 12 per cent. The cost of fuel for the month of July for four years past has been: 1916, $533.    1917, $577;    1918,    $405; 1910, $1174. The increase in the gas rate will increase the fuel bill of the plant $4,200 this year. July of this year shows an increase over July of last year of $1 240 in labor, $231 in feed, $393 in stationery. Mr. Marshall stated on his cross examination that the company is .selling ice iii car lots to other towns at $5.00 a ton. That the highest price charged in Ada (small amounts at the wagon) is at the rate of $14.00 a ton. That when the increase was made 30 days ago it applied only to local customers and did not apply to other towns. He explained the apparent discrimination against local buyers by stating that the price for out-of-town \ MERU'AN OIL A REFINING CO. STRIKE TWENTY MILLION FXH IT GASSER NEAR THE CITY. Th* American Oil Refining Co.] has just completed a new gasser on i tho Bauhus farm in Sec. 17-4-6, j which they state is producing twenty \ million feet of i:as a day. The well . was completed yesterday at a depth ; of 1.300 feet and is one of the best I ever dulled in this section. The local manager of the com-' pan). Jack Kitchen, states that Ada is now assured of all the gas that will probably be needed ny the next j five years at least. In view of this fact th*- tools of the company are being moved to another field. This company controls practically the entire gas supply in the Ada field, and they assart that they are amply prepared to take care of the situation regardless of any number of factories or gas using concerns that might locate in this territory. STRIKE OE NEW YORI ACTORS IS SETTLED High Lights of the President’s Speeches ‘‘This treaty is not intended to end this single war, but all wars.” “When you are told that the league of nations is for any purpose but to prevent war, tell them that it is not so.” “This treaty builds up nations that never could have gained their freedom in any other way.” “I had rather have everybody on my side than to be armed to the teeth.” “Wars come from the seed of wrongs, not of right.” “The treaty is designed to right the wrongs of Europe. It is a measurable success.” “Nations consist of their peoples; not of their governments.” “If I could not have brought back the kind of treaty I did bring back I would not have come back.” “Don’t let men pull this treaty down.” “The world is waiting bn America today.” “The treaty will be accepted. I have never doubted that fact.” GOBS TO CAMP WITHOUT ESCORT AND PLEAD WITH MEN TO HE TEMPERATE. By the Associated Press. CHARLESTON, W. Va., Sept. 6.— Despite the pleas of Governor John J. Cornwell last night, that they avert further action, five hundred miners, said to be armed, left Oak Grove this morning and started to march across the mountains to Coal River, where they planned to bring about unionization of the miners. The men were joined at Racine by three thousand more men, according to word received by Governor Corn-well shortly before noon today. All of the men were said to be heavily armed. fly lite    Press NEW YORK. Sept 6. sink* which began a and .. ter cloning the til* , iKimaic theater**. The actors’ month ago, majority of in New York and spreading to other cities, was settled early today. All the theaters affected by the strike will be reopened at once. Augustus Thomas, the playwright and chairman of the mediation committee of the Author’s League of America, stated that ail open shop had been ag eod upon. Francis Wilson, presklent of the Astor’* Equity Association* said that all difficulties had been settled to the * ntire satisfaction of both sides. I A statement, it wa*** said,, would*be j issued during the day setting forth the tern - of the agreement. President Wilson and His Party are Royally CHARLESTON, W. Va., Sept. 5.— Reports this morning indicated that the five thousand miners, most of whom are armed, gathered at Winifred Junction, in Kanawha county, w'ould not march to the Guyan coal fields in Logan county to enforce unionization there, following the appeal made to them last night by Governor John J. Cornwell. The governor, without escort, went to the miners’ camp and pleaded with them to desist and await re-! suits from what he could do. He did not ask them to disband and return to their homes, but informed them i that he had*called a meeting of the operators and mine officials to discuss the charges that the miners at Guyan were refused permission to organize. Received in Kansas City Mf u By ti** Associated Press    with great armaments without an KANSAS CITY, Sept. 6.—The spe- agreement by the nations of the cial train bearing President Wilson world, said Mr. Wilson, “and here BIGGEST IN WORLD and his party arrived here from St. is the agreement.” liOuis at 9:05 © clock this morning.. Autocracy would perish with IkI\GLI\G BROS WD BARNUM & average lite in ice rn a n-Mkven years, depreciation RAILWAY MEN CAIL A I The train was held up on the out-] it arts in, added the president, and skirts of the city for one hour before, the interests that terrorized Europe coming into the union station.    , for generation would be ended. He I .ani by the "th regiment band, declared that democracy would soon- three companies of troops and a machine gun battalion, the party left BAILEY’ COMBINE FAINEST FEATX’BES OF" TWO SHOW’S. Scheduled to Exhibit Here Soon. The Ringling Brothers and Bar- ' driver gave her full-weight piece last and then delivered the piece that ©on- j had been refused, to a aeghbor tinued and the educational phase across the street. Management was of this work will be emphasized, very courteous and co-operated to The entertainment feature of mo- insure correct weights and made tion pictures will not be overlook- gGOd the shortages. cd, however, and the course will be j    q p. Murphy had heard a num- made as profitable as possible.    I    er 0f complaints ot short weights! shipments had been fixed at the be- The correspondence course will be from his wife. Weighed a fifty pound ginning of the season, that the cost reassumed this year after a lapse purchase and found it to weigh of delivering ice to the car is alef some time. This work has been onjy forty pounds; had heard num- most nothing as compared with handicapped, heretofore by the fact eroU(5 complaints. Could remember delivering small amounts direct to that all fees collected for the work only two complaints- his sod and the customer, that freight rates and were turned in to the state. Here-< g0n-in-Law. He made no complaint commissions make the shipment cost after the fees will go to the in- to management.    as mucft to the foreign consumer H> in** Atsocia!*x1 Br*mi CHICAGO, Sept. 6. The executive council of the "Federated Shopmen of the Chicago district has called a national convention to be held here Sept. 25 to act on the new wage seal* granted by President Wilson, it wa.*- announced today. Steps will be taken at the convention to oust the grand lodge officers now in Washington conferring with Director General Hines and other officials of the federal government, according to John I). Sanders, who issued the call. Sanders said that tile grand lodge ottic»*rs are unpopular with the rank and tile of the craftsmen, and that nothing short of a substantial in* | crease in wages will avert a general stiik*. FRENCH CITATION LOR HUEY C. ARMSTRONG er or later have to destroy that I kind of government. “If we don’t do the union station in automobiles it now the job will still be before num & Bailey Shows combined, form shortly after the arrival of the spe- us.    a perfect city—the biggest “metrop- cial train.    This    task,    he    continued,    must    be    olis” of white tops that has ever Tile parade passed up Grand Ave- carried out to the extent that no toured America. It visits a different nue through the central part of the. minority anywhere could control the locality almost every day, and before business section to Convention# Hall, I majority.    the present tour has ended, will have where arrangements had been made', •*[    gav it is a case of put up or    been built and    torn down again for seating twenty thousand people. shllt    up'/‘    8aid the president refer-1more than 200    times and traveled The doors of the hall wert* opened ring to the opponents of the league upward of 50,000 miles. Yet it moves about 9:00 o’clock, but for several 0f nations.    without fuss or noise—the marvel of hours an immense crowd had been] **j    have    the greatest respect for    ®It who visit it. wailing tor entrance.    I jjjp |    niter!    States senate, but I have ^ hen this great new institution One half bout after the doors* come out to fight for a cause that annexed to this city it will add were opened every seat was filled] js greater than the senate, and I to local population hundreds up-and the crowd was still pouring in. intend to fight for that cause, in of- 011 hundreds of strange people from taking up every inch of available ^ce or out it as jong as j live.” countries. The “canvas town” standing room.    I said the president in concluding his " ] jj. cover acres of ground, and in addition to its    people, will com- in-; structor to carry on the wmrk. The entire faculty is much en-] couraged by a recent increase in; their salaries amounting to more, than twenty-one per cent. This is the largest increase the teachers have received since the normal was I first opened and was badly needed by the state’s instructors. to the management. Judge Brown testified that theres as ice had been numerous complaints of I that a costs the local HAHTHgl AKE BEIN>BTKI> IN HOLTH AMERICA By the Annodated Presa WASHINGTON, Sept. 6. — An earthquake of moderate intensity was recorded by the seismograph at Georgetown University today, beginning at 8:31 a. rn., and continuing fifty minutes. It was believed that the disturbance was In South America, about 1,600 miles from Washington. Teacher Training Clan* The Teacher Training Class will meet next Tuesday evening instead short weight and poor service. Mayor Kitchens testified that many people had phoned him concerning their ice troubles, such as short weights, poor service, and failure to deliver. He had been ask-] ed to assist in getting better ser-! vice. Mr. Van Curen testified that he weighed his ice one day and that the driver refused to come in and see it weighed. That he called up the manager and received courteous treatment. At another time he protested to the manager and was told to drive nails into the driver if he wanted relief. W. C. Snead runs the Liberty I Meat Markets. Made arrangements with the ice plant to store meat. Bought 235 quarters of beef from Oklahoma City packers at 4 3-4 cents a pound and was selling it 'at 12 1-2 cents. Was told by Mr. Marshall that the plant could handle any more meat for him Alfred Armstrong, who lives on Route 2 out of Stonewall, has received from the War Department a Citation for Bravery awarded to his son, Huey C. Armstrong, by the purchaser. French government. The citation higher price for car lots ; contains a beautiful picture of Wing-price prohibitive. ^ Victory flying at the head of company has advancing troops and leading them other towns ! to battle liney Armstrong belonged to the 141st infantry and was killed at St. Etienne, October 8. His regiment had driven into the town, when German snipers concealed in a church tower killed young Armstrong. The tower was finally shot down by American shelltire. would make the He stated that the sold ice this season in having ice plants and in some cases has shipped ice through ice plant tow'ns. On cross examination he stated that most of these shipments were direct to other plants. Before the hearing was adjourned County Attorney Wadlington asked for additional time in order to have the books of the company audited by some representative of the people or of the commission. This request was granted by Chairman Echols, w'ho volunteered the statement that the rate for ice in Ada is higher than for any other tow'n hi* know's of in Oklahoma except Haileyville, and that “if Ada company is losing money the other rompanies ought to broke.” Another hearing will he had not' Oklahoma be- , agreed on AUSTRIAN LEADER WI UL SIGN TREATY TOMORROW By the Ansociated Pre** VIENNA, Sep. 6. Dr. Karl Renner, head of the Austrian peace delegation, informed the newspaper correspondents here hat he will return the I to St. Germain Sunday and sign the all I peace treaiy hand* d to the Austrians be this week. KANSAS CITY, Sept. 6.—Presi-dent Wilson began his speech by ] appealing to the crowd to support the peace treaty as a character for; a new order of world affairs. When the president, accompanied ] by Mrs. Wilson, appeared on the platform of the vast auditorium the; crowd, each of whom had a small j American Hag, arose and cheered , for more than two minutes. In his address today the president covered many of the same points he had discussed in previous addresses. He said he had come to report to the people direct about one of the greatest documents in human history. The treaty, he declared, was “shot through” with American principles, put there by the common consent of the entire world. One of the greatest things America lias carried in her heart throughout her entire existence, said the president, was the principle that arbitration and conciliation should be substituted for force. This was accomplished, he declared, by the league of nations covenant. Nine months of discussion of any international controversy would be assured under the covenant, he asserted, adding that this very same principle presented had been written into thirty arbitration treaties, “all of which were ratified by the United States striate.” address at 10:30 this morning. FAVORS ARE CAPTAIN I. E. MATLACK prise regiments of horses made up of the finest equines from the two big circuses that are now consolidated in one; most of the elephants in America, aud a wonderful menagerie composed of such innovations as a herd of eight giraffes. For the traveling zo of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Combined differs in both character and * immensity from any ever transported before. Hep- Many trains are required to han- The By the Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 6. resentatiye Charles F. Ogden is try- ^le tbis mammoth institution ing to etfect, by special act of con- main-tent is easily the largest ever gress, the retirement of Captain constructed. It has been built to ac-Leonard F. Matlock, the Louisville comod&te such arenic innovations as man who distinguished himself in an elephant act which numbers a the recent American expedition into **quarter of a million pounds of Mexico, according to City* Attorney actors."Nothing like ihis presentation Joseph S. Lawton, who has just    re-    bas ever before been attempted in turned troin the national    capital.    the annals of amusements,    at the Captain Matlock’s temporary com- finish of this wonderful act the mission expires soon. Due to an in- great array of ponderous actors com-jury received in line of duty he will pietely fill one side of the great be unable to reenlist to serve thirty hippodrome track. years, the retirement period of an    \ remarkable pageant opens the enlisted man, although he had near- main-tent program in which a myr-ly completed this w'hen he was given {a(j Qf actors, participating. Gorgeous a temporary commission    during    the:    costumes, many wondrously    carved world war.    vehicles, scores of beautiful    horses Existing laws provide for the re- an(j an endless array of characters tDement of disabled officers of the niade famous in song and story are regular establishment and those giv- introduced. en emergency commissions from civil j Knights, jesters, dancers and lame during the wrar, but do not pro- ^jes fajr march by. Different sections feet the enlisted men of the regular;tbe magnificent pageant tell the army wrho were given temporary story of well-remembered tales. The arenic numbers embrace the commissions. at City at a time to be by the different parties. of next Monday evening. This is be- cause other meat markets were com-! County Attorney Wadlington is rep- cause the instructor. C. V. Dunn, expects to be at Byrd’s Mill with the “L. of J.” boys Monday afternoon and evening. plaining that it was unfair to them. ] resenting the complainants, while the Stated on cross examination that; respondent company is represented the plant is not prepared to store by J. F. McKeol of Ada and Hill & meat and that lack of cold storage! Hill of McAlester. Westlier F'orecset. Generally fair tonight and Sunday, with increasing cloudiness, Is tho bulletin on the w’eath^r today. Don’t forget waer» to get your nil and gas leases, assignments, re Basos etc. Ada News office. The    principles    of    the    league,    he in addition to activities to    obtain    I cream of the world’s    greatest    circus el a red    alreadv    had    been    adonted    Capt. Matlocks retirement    at his    ™ present lank, citizens of Texas w'herejby gUCb equestriennes as the famous he has dealt with bandit raids and \|ay Wirth, the Davenports, the other bordel Doubles, are trying to Hansfords and the McPherson clan obtain for him a congressional medal of Scottish horsemen. There are in recognition of his gallantry in high-wire artists without equal, led rescuing two American aviators held by Bird Millman, “queen of the air.” for ransom by bandits in Mexico and There are aerialists who number later handling the American expe- such names as Ernest Clark, the d it! on ary force that hunted    down    Seigriat-Silton troupe    and the    Worland killed a number of the bandits,    famous Klarkonians.    And these are but a few of the many. Of course declared, already had been adopted by the United States. The boycott imposed on covenant breakers was emphasized by the president as constituting a measure more effective than military force. The most conclusive thing that could happen to any nation, he continued, | “is to be read out of decent so-1 ciety.” Effective disarmament would be accomplished under the covenant, Mr. Wilson predicted, declaring that it wras ridiculous to talk of the league as tending to war when “its whole essence” is arbitration and peace. The league, he declared, would mean the end of the “military clan” throughout the world forever. At one    period Russians believed    th^re    are clowns-—scores    of    the fun- that every    beardless man    was soul-    niest;    a vast array of dumb actors, less; that    is why even    now the    including five troupes    of    trained great majority of Russian    men wear    seals,    statue acts and    no    end of beards.    clever dogs, ponies and wonderful pigs, monkeys, donkeys and birds. Don’t let that room stay vacant Exhibitions are to be given here There is no other way to dispense when a News Want Ad will rent it. Wednesday, Sept. 24.    adv ;

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