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   Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 16, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma                                 If You Are the Least Bit Superstitious, Better Go See “Mickey”, Starring Mabel Normandy At the Liberty Theater Today  3Pt)e Hba Cummer  VOLUME XVI. NUMBER 236  ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1919  THREE"CENTS THE COPY  SULL IS FOUND NEAR CAPITOL  CONTEMPT HEARINGS POHTPON H> INDKKIMTKLY W HEX  CAIiLED IX IT. S. HIST. (t)UHT TODAY.  By the AfDDfittfd Prfs#  INDIANA POLIS, Iud.. Dec. 16.— Hearings on the contempt charges against international and district officials of the United Mine Workers of America, except in the case against Alexander Howat, president of the Kansas district, were indefinitely continued when they were called in the United States District Court here today. Howat was ordered to appear next Monday. Dec. 22, by United States District Judge A. B. Anderson. He is charged with continued violation of the court's order in furtherance of the strike.  Attorneys for Howat. who is un-! der $10,000 bond, was Instructed to have him appear in court next Monday morning. Government attorneys charge that since the agreement reached by miners last week to end the strike on a basis suggested by President Wilson. Howat has been instrumental in ending the strike in the Kansas region in so far as it affected the men called out Oct. 31. but has succeeded in keeping away from work the men who were on a local strike prior to the general strike.  PREACHER HIRES DANCE HALL FOR  REPORTS THROUGHOUT COUNTRY INDICATE THAT FROM 90 to 95 FER CENT ARE AT WORK.  By th* A SM ic int Mi 1‘r*-**  CHICAGO, Dec. 16.—Production of bituminous coal today rapidly approached normal. Throughout the country reports indicated that from 90 to 95 per cent of the miners are at work. In ouly a few Instances were locals reported idle awaiting official advices from headquarters.  All restrictions on the use of fuel, made necessary by the strike, had been relaxed today. Zero weather arith the result of interfering with railroad traffic and the operation of Canadian mines caused fuel shortage iii Spokane which went on a six hour day with business, with no immediate prospects of relief. Storms In the mountains delayed the replenishing of the Idaho supply. Places of amusement and non-essential business at Boise City were not permitted to be opened except from 9 A. M., to 6 P. M.  Department Justice Investigate Leaks In Supreme Court  DIRECTOR GEN. HINES MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS THE NATURE OF WHICH ARE NOT MADE PUBLIC.  Sergt. W. W. Wheeler and L W. McCormick and still they found.  ITIC D A DTCUtlVUDC    . Official* recently uncovered an illicit still in operation in Waahinjrtofk  I A KIoiiUiN Ijivo    aim ort in the shadow of the national capitol and Rio department of internal  * “ ' *    telling    ai  Mayor Turns'the Dope Mixers Over to County Officers  L. M Scott and J. o. Curry, who Civil, ACTION AGAINST THE were arrested by the police Sunday GOVERNMENT THE NEXT STEP OF THE WETS,  SAY I SWYERS.  revenue. A thriving buem—s was being conducted, the product selling $1.50 a pint.  PONTIAC. Mich. Dee. 15.—The   E -  Episcopalians and Baptists in Pontiac are at swords* points all on account of Rev. H J Simpson, rector of the first-named congregation.  Rev, Simpson    came    back from  France, where he served as a Y.  M. C. A. secretary, with lots of new ideas on how a church should be run.  He said young people weren’t getting enough of the right kind of amusement add    that    supervised  dances were the need of the hour.    __  He rented the    biggest dance hall    GOVERNMENT THE NEXT night and    who    had    in    their    posses-  in town for on.    nieht    every week    S™**.*’    sion three    callous    of denatured    alco-  m, i ,n..T in i e Li a .“ d  .,° r K aniZed  *  COD1 '    hoi which was beinc treated for the!   Q  :    .     b     I    - purpose of making it drinkable, were  Such girls as w,,h to attend the'     t0 haTe bee „  trled  , n    court   weeki> par. ies> must submit their    By    the Associated    Prest    yesterday afternoon at    four    o’clock.  names to the rector and a com- NEW YORK. Dec, 16.—Lawyers but at the last minute the mayor  mittee, coinpogf-d of prominent worn- representing large liquor interests decided to turn them over to the'  en of his church, who investigate    in    New York today intimated that    county.  tbecharacter °* applicants. a civil action against the United It is understood that the mayor Those who pass the test success- States government might be the considered the case too grave to be :  fully are allowed to come to all next step in the fight against pro- complicated by trial in a court that, dances of    the club and bring male    hibition. and the    compensation    for    hadn’t the power    to inflict punsh-*  escorts of    their own choice. Young    losses    estimated    at $300,000,000    ment fitting the    crime. The fact 1   men who    go to the parties are * would    be sought.    The lawyers    as-    that several deaths    have occurred in!  given a “badge of approval” at the    serted    that the decision of the    su-    this community as    a result of boot-!  door. This, displayed on their coats, P r<i me court yesterday virtually con- loggers peddling concoctions made; gives them the right to address any fiscated liquor held here.    from a poisonous alcoholic base has  young woman present without the Local banking circles will be but so aroused the community that the! formality of an introduction.    little effected by the court’s de- people are going to see that some*  When a good start has been made.  cieion  it was said. Largo loans were drastic measures are taken to put! the city’s Baptists got together and  oulstan ding on ware house receipts a stop to the infamous practice. passed a resolution denouncing    £ arl - v     * n     but    nearly all    “In    view of the facts in the case  dancing, as “an improper amuse-  have    li Q uor    in     recent months, at hand, the wisdom of the mayor's  ment for Christian young people.”     11    not     be impossible    to    ship    action in turning the    men    over to  They also went on record as desir-    l 1(4Uor     * n    8100,1 to  foreign    countries    the county authorities cannot be  By the Associate!  WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 —Department of Justice officials continued toda> their investigation of reports of alleged leaks'' in the supreme court decisions which were recognized as tips for stock speculations. A minor official of the department and an attachee of the supreme court were implicated in the charges but Capt. Burke said that a Mr. Moses, with offices in the Munsey Building in Washington had been reported by Marlin Pew, manager of the International News .'■Service, for an alleged attempt Tb secure financial backing to pla.\ the stock market, on advance information of supreme court decisions.  F.  FRANK HUDDLESTON.  They also went on record as desiring that the members and friends of the church should not support the project by their patronage.  But the crowds at the dances are growing steadily.  NEW JERSEY LIQUOR    ______  MEN GET INTO FIGHT    _  By th* A**pciat«a Pre**.*.    ■    ROHL    ICFI    LAL    RILL  WASHINGTON. Dec. 16. Permission to institute original proceedings to have the national prohibition amendment declared constitutional and New Jersey feder a1 authorities enjoined from enforc-  before Jan. 16. it is said.    construed    as anything but common  .''Oiue official quotations on’ the dable,” said a citizen who had gone unofficial liquor market today were: to the city hall yesterday for the 1  Champagne $225 per case; im- trial. ported brandy $150 per case; The county attorney has filed a Scotch whiskey $250 per case, and charge of unlawful possession Benedictine $30 Per quart.    against the two men and they are  •A - still in the county jail.  GETS A BLACK EYE  By th* Ai**Kiat«i Pres*  WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.—An un-favorable report on the bill to repeal the war time prohibition law was ordered today by the house agri  ing it was asked of the supreme T, :    ~    *7.7    "I    «**■-  court today by the Retail Liquor    Alt  HURRY NEW ON TRIAL FOR MURDER IN WEST  Dealers Association of New Jersey.  GOVERNMENT RESTS CASE  IN TRIAL OF I. \V. W.S  tty th* Associated Press  KANSAS CITY, Dec. 16—The government shortly before noon today rented its case In the trial of 32 alleged members of the I. W. W. charged with conspiracy being held in the federal district court in  Representative John T. Rain- < ey, Democrat of Illinois. Voight of j By th* A*snri*t*d Pres*  Wisconsin and Ward    of New York.j    LOS    ANGELES. Calir..    Dec. 16.—  Republicans, cast    the negative    Harry    New. alleged son    of United  voles.    | States Senator Harry S. New of  -♦—--• Indiana, went on trial here today  SOVIET TIU HU'S REPORTED for the murder of Miss Freda Les-TO HAVE MADE HIG HAUL I  Ber * his fiancee. It was not expected - that a jury would be obtained betty th* Associated Press    fore tomorrow morning. New is al-  LONDON, Dec. 16. The Bolshe- 1 le « ed  to have shot and killed Mias viki captured Novo    Nikolaevsk on I    L' esser    00 the n *Kbt of    July 4 in   is    #. Y*' t w    viki ca pi urea .novo iNiKoiaevsk on    * iu  Kansas Cit>, Kans. G. Fred Moore.  fh  Trans-Siberian railroad on Dec | I'ipan^o Canyon, a few miles from attorney for th*, defence at nno<* . .     1141  .    railroad    on    UBC.  attorney for the defense, at once began his opening statement.  14, according to a Soviet ooniunique  this city.  received by wireless here today. The I .^ e  ^1°*?     t( l    *!l e   m.t.roen. said over 5.000 prisoners. I     b ° dy  °J  ti,snv trim. „„<t    K |rI be * ld ?.  hl ™ »nd surrendered.  WRATH CK FOIilCr AHT    .    .    .  Partly cloudy tonight and Wed- “ a " y  * u “;  and  several generals <■' ‘sdav with rising tem ne rat ti re    Kolchak    army were taken by the  nesday with rising temperature.   *---  Ada Playhouses  Soviet troops.  GERM ANH WANT PAY *  FOR A SUNKEN HHH*  By th* Associated Press I PARIS, Dec. 16.-  I.iberty    I    PARIS.    Dec.    16.—A    new Ger  "Miekie” will appear at the Liber* j man delegation arrived in Paris this ty tonight in all her glory. Thi* is i morning to discuss the question of  one of the big screen sensations of the season and if you want a treat there is where you will find it to- j night.  American Bessie Bsrriscale in “Hearts Asleep** is a big five act drama of love and devotion which you should not miss if you can help It. This Is one of the Mutual Film Corporation's best. See it at the American tonight.  compensation for the sinking of the German warships in Scapa Flow.  PLAGUE IS SWEEPING  THROUGH HOUTH AMERICA  By the Associated Press  BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 15.—The plague which is sweeping through here is reported to have obtained grave proportions in the provinces of Santa Fe and Lasrosas. Several deaths have occurred.  New is alleged to have told the police that he killed the young woman in a fit of rage when she refused to marry him. An autopsy revealed the fact that Miss Lesser was in a delicate condition. New’s defense is insanity.  Miss Draped, Violinist.  Miss Rate Draper, teacher of voice from Oklahoma City, opened her studio last Saturday at the residence of Mrs. W. C. Duncan at 609 South Broadway, and began lessons with a number of students Interested in private vocal sti^Jy.  Miss Draper will spend in Ada two days out of each week. All persons interested in singing will do well to talk with Miss Draper. She may be seen Wednesday, the 17th, at the above address, or call phone No. 106,    12-16-lt*  Production and Prices  We hear from the national bureau of labor statistics that the average American working day is 7.5 hours. A large Chicago bank emphasizes the estimate that idleness is costing the United States between $1,500,000,000 and $2,000,000,000 annually.  Superintelligeiice is not needed to tell us that short days for some and no days for others affect production and thus prices. If the average working day is 7.5 hours it follows that a great many persons are working less than 7.5 hours; also some are working more.  But even the fact that a great many are working short days is not necessarily dangerous. What is dangerous is that hundreds of thousands are not working at all. Their productiveness Is nil. And the price of the thing? which are produced by the workers giving 7.5 hours a day to the task must go up.  If the advanced prices affected only the worker? that situation might be bearable. But it isn’t so. Prices affect the productive and the unproductive alike. So we have some who work and are in some measure able to pay the high prices, and we have a great many others w'ho do not work and because they must live are under the double handicap of insufficient money and high cost.  The situation can be adjusted only by production and by economy. If we all produce with zeal and all consume with prudence there will be increased supply and decreased costs.  The great public is sure to be offended by the waste of the period. A thing worth having is worth working for. This is an underlying principle of human existence. We cannot go on demanding much and returning little. Effort must be adequate to the profit. Until we get hack to that plane we shall continue to have high prices and hampered production.---Chicago Tribune.  DIES IN TEXAS  FORMER PIONEER CITIZEN OF ADA PASSES AWAY AFTER LINGERING ILLNESS OF FOUR YEARS.  Frank Huddleston, a pioneer resident of Pontotoc county and one of the county’s representatives in both the first and second legislatures, died of tuberculosis Monday night in a hospital in San Antonio, Texas. Several years ago he left Ada and  located in southwestern Texas in hope of regaining his health.  During his long residence in this community Mr. Huddleston was known as a man of exemplary habits and unimpeachable character. Many of the pioneer citizens of this county were bound to him by the strongest ties of friendship and appreciated him for his sterling worth as a citizen and the head of a household.  Mr. Huddleston s record in the legislature was one to be proud of. Coining into the limelight at statehood when there was much talk of crooked politics and shady deals among politicians for self aggrandizement, his public career was all the more notable by the fact that at no time was his integrity ever questioned.  C. W. and D. R. Floyd, relations of the deceased, have gone to San Antonio. It has not been decided as to where the itermerit will take place.  By the Associated Press *  WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. — New recommendations from Director General Hines as to the return of the railroads to private control are before President Wilson. Neither Mr. Hines nor White House officials will say what the recommendations are or whether they advocate a departure from the President’s announced intention to return the roads by Jan. I. Nor has there been any indication as to when the President will issue a proclamation surrendering the roads or announcing a change in hi# plans.  Some administration officials here believe the fate of railroad legislation in congress will be a determining factor in whatever is done. Many officials think it will be disastrous to surrender the roads without adequate legislation to meet the changed status. Meantime, however, preparations are going forward at the railroad administration for turning the roads back in accordance with the announcement by the President last May.  Miss Kittell to Give Piano Recital At State Normal  VI. G. Ussaery Is Held Without Bail For Murder  From the tenth to the fourteenth centuries parchment was about the only material used for writing in Europe.  David Starr Jordan estimated the flight of the flying fish of Southern California at a maximum of a quarter of a mile.  MAD  ms  AOA  Miss Kittell, teacher of piano at the Normal, is giving a recital at ; the Normal on Wednesday evening,  : at which time she will introduce her pupils and also the violin trtu-| dents directed by Miss Hankins.  This recital will be a rare treat ! to the music loving people of Ada.  I Miss Kittell enjoys the reputation of being one of the very best piano instructors in the better schools of] the state where music is made a leading feature, and at ’he recital | she will have the support of both th Treble Clef Club and the violin class which assures the visitors an I evening well spent.  ! Following is the program, the first number of which will be given promptly at 7:30:  (I) Song of the Forest  Hunting Song--------Hudson  Song of the Wild Birds  Betsy Marshall  t 2 i Dancing Clover Blossoms__  ---------------------Virgil  Margaret Parker (3» Song of the Brown Thrush    Virgil  Fisherman's Song_______Virgil  Mary Elizabeth Pettigrew  (4) Indian March (violin)____  ----------------Gruenwalde  Elizabeth Wimbish  (5)    The Fountain__________Bohra  Nolle Chapman  (6)    Distant Chimes _______Virgil  Katherine Manville  (7)    Mlnuetto ----------Schubert  Marjorie Lee  (8)    Queen of the    Roses Heins  Mauripe Charleton  (9)    En Gordole----------Fontaine  Lena Hicks  (10) Bells of St. Mary’s Adams  Treble Clef Club  (II) Neapolitan Dance Barbour  Violet Knight  (12) Song Without Words No.  26--------------Mendehlson  Louise Miller  (13) Adoration (violin) Borowski  Linnle Allred  (14) Valse ------- Durand  Marvine Brydia  (15) Capricante __________Wachs  Irby Mallory  (16) Over the Steppes Schytte  Valse----------------Kinder  Geraldine Hale  (17) Mazurka--------  Godard  Niorcean--------Wallenkampf  Edith Chapman -  W. E. Olds who has been visiting in the city for the past few dajA with Mr. and Mrs. F. Rice, returned yesterday to hie home in West Plains, Mo.  The preliminary trial of W. G. Ussaery, charged with the murder of Whit Hyden in this city about ten days ago, was finished in the court of Judge H. J. Brown late yesterday afternoon, at the conclusion of which he was committed to jail without bail to await the action of the district court.  The defendant offered no testimony at the preliminary hearing, but the prosecution introduced and examined about a dozen witnesses. The trial was held in the district court room and consumed most of the day. From the opening to the close the courtroom was jammed with spectators and interested list-ners.  County Attorney Wayne Wad-iingto" nnd Assistant H. F. Mathis were ;    * in the prosecution by  King & Crawford, of this city, and Judge Mitchell, of Pauls Valley. Attorneys Duncan & Wimbish and R. C. Roland appeared for the defendant.  Te Junior Class of East Central State Normal gave an old fashioned box supper in the Gymnasium last evening. Before the boxes were sold, various games of an active nature whetted the appetites and made the participants eager to bid on the boxes. Miss Jones led in her usual efficient manner and made things go.  About twenty-five girls had exercised the culinary art and their ideas of the artistic in preparing lunches. Numerous designs were displayed, but probably the most unique were those of Submarine chasers, prepared by Misses Lee McAlister and Verla Clark. Miss Lillian Thompson son’s box received the highest bid. Each girl held her own box but she was seen in shadow and the bidders had to use their discriminating powers to decide whose lunch they were buying.  Mr. Norris acted as auctioneer and if he were not a “school teacher” it is evident there is another field open to him by which he could make himself heard in the world The proceeds amounted to $25.21. Much credit is due Miss Watson and Mr. Norris, class sponsors, for tho success of the evening.  STATE’S COAL TO BE USED BY NEEDY OF THIS STATE  THE SUPREME COUNCIL  CON SIH HRH GRUMAN NOTE  By the Associated Press  PARIS, Dec. 16.—The German note in reply to the Allied communication demanding the signing of the pe^c protocol was taken up by the supreme council at this morning’s session. It was decided that a nip' ting of Allied experts with German shipping expert? should be held this afternoon. A portion of the German note was sent to legal experts for examination. The council comment on the German communication was of a general nature. It was stated that a reply would be made after further examination of the document.  Let a Want Ad sell It for ’you  WRONG DIRECTIONS  , CAUSIN WILD RUN  Yesterday alkmt 4:30 an alarm was turned in by mistake from the farthest house on north Broadway and it should have been south Broadway.  But before, the second alarm was given the boys had responded and driven to north Broadway but upon being notified of (he mistake hastened to south Broadway/where a grass fire at the rear of Frank Anderson's had caught the garage afire. Between $5 and $10 damage was done to the side and top of the garage.    ,  Let a Want Ad get It for yon.  McAlester, Dec. is.—ah coal produced in the Oklahoma fields is bring routed directly to the regions wnere there has been suffering from lack of fuel during the coldhwave.  John A. Whitehurst, chairman of | the state council of defense and I newly appointed fuel administrator, is iii full charge here and is person-aly taking charge of every car of coal taken from the mines. He is routing each car to the needy districts and is confident that with production increasing at the rate it is the emergency will soon be overcome.  Volunteers had -been taken from all the mines on their jobs. Conditions were rapidly approaching normal.  Production will not be up to normal fir several days, for various reasons. Cab big obstacle in the way of this is the fact that not leas than 500 of the 3,500 miners in this ! district have left the mine regions | for other jobs. They are gradually ! drifting back, however, and before j the week is over it is believed tho bulk of the men will have returned. Another reason is that some of UM mines were not in the best condition when the strike was called off and cleaning out work is still la progress.  few soldiers are still on guard here but they have nothing to d\ Fuel Administrator .Whitehurst is having no difficulty in handling the situation. Mine owners are co operating with him in every way. Mr. Whitehurst is carrying out th* program mapped out by Governor Robertson, and bas been in conference with the governor over long distance telephone, keeping him advised of the situation.,   * --  B. P. Haynie, with the Napoleon Motor Mfg. Co. of Traverse City, Mich., left yesterday for Ardmore, after being in the city several days on business for his firm as well as visiting the Misses Della and Ola Burk.  A   

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