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Ada Evening News, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma Liberty is Showing Mickey Today, Coming Tomorrow a Double Lee of Chaplin in "Dog's Life" ffiTHlS DISTRICT VOLUME XVI. NUMBER 237 ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1919 THREE CENTS THE COPY CHRISTMAS AND THE PRODIGAL SON TWO MATTKUS OP X'XVSUAI, IM- PORTANCE TO BE ACTED ON THIS WEEK BY THE HIGHEST UODY. CORPORATION COMMISSION OR- DKRS CONSVMKRS TO MARK DEDUCTIONS FROM BILLS LOW PRESSURE By News' Special Service: OKLAHOMA CITY. Dec. matters of unusual importance are to bo acted upon by the state su- preme court this week. On Thursday the .speical court which heard the salary cases involving increases in pay to the members of the state supreme court and the state indus- trial commission, will assemble and It is expected to hand down its declsou. On Friday the case involv- ing the referendum petition filed against House BUI 509. the new au- tomobile license law, is to be sub- mitted to the court. The opinion of the court In the case involving the referendum petitions against the rat- ification of national prohibition, is expected with each approaching opin- ion day. The seventh legislature, in session from January 6 10 March 29, passed a bill increasing the pay -to. members of the supreme court'and members of the state industrial commission. When this law became effective Frank. Carter, state audit- or, refused to issue the warrants at the new rate to members who were in office at the time the law bo- came effective. This action was1 taken in conformity with an opinion from the attorney general's depart- ment, holding that the constitution prohibits a state elective or appoint- ive officer accepting additional :'ees or emoluments to those pruvldeii when !k> took office. Chief Justice Owens, on his own behalf and for other members of the court, insti-1 tuted a proceeding in the supreme! court to require Carter to issue th.' warrants. Judge Baxter Taylor took the same procedure in his own be-, half as a member of the industrial commission. Chief Jusice Oweus and' other members of the supreme bench disqualified themselves and Governor, Robertson appointed iitne special1 justices to hear the case. This court1 assembled Dec, 1 when the case; was submitted. The seventh legislature also pass- ed House Bill 509. changing the. method of taxing automobiles and, other motor driven vehicles; this ll-i cense tax. formerly collected on ai horsepower charge basis, was. by the changed to a taxation based on, ..the manufacturer's price of the car.! Automobile dealers and owners cir- .culated a referendum petition which ,was objected to by Henry .state highway commissioner, on the: ground of insufficiency of signatures.' Secretary of State Morris upheld petition and Wood appealed to the' state supreme court. Secretary of State Morris refused: to accept the filing Of the refer- endum petition against the legisla- ture's enactment ratifying national prohibition, on the ground that it was not subject for referendum be-, cause it was merely the ratification, of national legislation. The amis; appealed to the state supreme court! and the c-ase was submitted several weeks ago. ---------------------------K----------------_------- i DECISION IS liKMlKKKl) THK UKNMKNT By News' Special OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. Consumers of gas, having become aware of the state corporation com- mission's order issued last Saturday directing gas distributors to make deductions because of low pressure service, have been inquiring as to the method under which their de- ductions 'be made. The direc- tions to the distributing companies is based on the "Nowwata order" in which specific directions were set out for the adjustment of bills by the distributing company at that place. The order of last Saturday, which applies to domestic, consumers only, requires that during the period the gas pressure is between four and three ounces, measured at the re- cording pressure gauge nearest the 'consumer's meter, the service shall be considered to be seventy-five percent service; between three ounces and two ounces, fifty percent j between two ounces and one ouucc. twenty-five percent and below one' ounce no service. Pistribiiting companies are requir- ed to make daily reports when pros- sure is registered below four ounces and from these reports compile a table or diagram showing the per- tui-niance of the pressure guagcs, during each month. The N'owata order held that a consumer requires, gas service for about sixteen hours our of each tweuty-iour. these be-, ing fixed at six o'clock in the morn- ing until ten o'clock at night. Us- j ing thirty days as the monthly ba-; sis this Rives -ISO service hours; during the month. The diagram will i show the service for each of the; separate sixteen hours of each day, The pressure for the total service: hours of the month will be added and deductions made until the cus- tomer can shown that there were: a given number of hours in the month during which his service "was. imperfect. This might he, for ex-, ample, forty hours during which; there was no service, twenty-four, hours during which there was sev-: enty-five percent service, and forty hours when i-t was only twenty-five j percent service. This would be ccn- .1. ELMER THOMAS WRITES THK GOVERNOR CALLING ATTRI- TION' TO THE NECESSITY OF SPECIAL SESSION By News' Special Service OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. Governor Robertson received a let- ter from State Senator J. Elmer WHFTEHURST SAYS HE WKLL.RE- LINQUISH COAL RKSPON9I. BILITY WHEN EMERGENCY IS PAST OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. State supervision and distribution of coal will not be extended beyond Thomas, of Lawton, suggesting the I te next three or four days, it calling of a special session of the j announced by J. A. Wiitehurst, Oklahoma legislature for the pur-1 state fuel administrator. Dose of enacting legislation which! ,.The coal now on hand will would provide the state with an inr dustrial court. The Lawton senat- or's suggestion, while not in the same detail, is considered to be the proposal of such a labor court as will be considered by the special session of legislature, ,by Governor Allen to assem- ble on January 5. Governor Robertson offered no com- ment upon the suggestion of Senator Thomas other than to say that he j believed that such legislation would j be beneficial providing it followed j the trend Federal legislation. He I pointed out t.hat many of (.he- mat- ters which would likely come before a state labor or industrial court would be of an interstate nature and believed that there would be an overlapping of authority or ju- risdiction unless congress first paves ".y by forming a federal of the same sort. For several days tnere have been distributed to the points where It.ls needed most, principally on.tb.e wgst side of 'the state, and when we.-iayo eased over .the emergency relinquish this said Wlite- hur'st. Normal production, Whiteburet said, would b'e resumed within the next few dfcys. Departure of the Federal troops from the coal toines- may ibegin -Saturday at which time Governor Robertson will lift his martial law proclamation. A conference will probably be held between the governor and some of the larger wholesale dealers to discuss the matter of commandeer- ing the utput of the mines. "We are both working to the' same said Dorset Carter, pres- ident of te Oklahoma Coal operators, "and the matter can be adjusted without any difficulty. The gover- nor is fair and I am sure that a sat- suggestions and conversations par- j isfactory adjustment can be made." licularly in the corridors of the] Mine workers returned to their IKE SAME sidered. in the aggregate as being! AJIBRICAJi OIL REFINING CO. the "request for My tu1 AhiociuU'O J'ffW WASHINGTON, Dfce- roplv to the American note renewing, state house and lobbies of the down- town hotels where politicians usual- i ly get together, that there is a grow- 1 ing sentiment for an extraordinary i session to consider many matters of statewide import. Governor Robert- j son has repeatedly pointed out that i those who suggest or Insist upon a special session of the legislature I must bring their arguments to the point where they conform with his view as to the wisdom of calling j the legislators together. He believ- es that before a session should be icnlied that the necessity for such an assembly and the benefit to be derived from its labors must be commensurate with the expense which the session, will entail. Although he lias never affirmed 1 such a suggestion it is .likely that 'the governor is the.opinion ;that there are several -matters of suffi- cient import to .go before a. special work yesterday and the mines are being operated without trouble, he said. Thirty-eight per cent of the miners and 29 per cent of the day men returned yesteraay and the rest will resume work as soon as they arrive in the fields. With a constant call for coal from people in all stations of life in Ok- laoma City, no coal is available for distribution, according to managers of leading coal yards. Up to last- night no coal had been received and no relief was in sight before to- REPORT MASSACRE BY PERSIANS DENIED By the Associated Press LONDON, Dec. nial of the report circulated by the Russian
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