Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - August 2, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma
You Biti as Well Try to
Blast Away the Rock of Ages With a Stick of Dynamite as To Try to Put an Idea Into a Bonehead!
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VOLUME XVI. NUMBER 122
ADA. OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2, 1919.
THREE CENTS THE COPY
Thellung arian Dictator Resigns;
Socialist Government Follows!
The Electrical Workers Strike When Employers Refuse to Sign Contract
I»K\( K OONFKRENUH CX)UIA>N’T DEA Ll WITH DICTATOR BECAUSE HK FAILED TO KEEP TERMS.
AMERICAN MILLIONS MAV BK (XIN KISO ATED AS RESCLT OF NKW AGRARIAN LAW.
By New#’ Sp* cir. J Service
WASHINGTON. Aug. 2.-—More than a thousand Americans are threatened with the loss of millions. of dollars in investments by a new j agrarian law enacted by the congress of Sonora, Mexico, at the direct instructions of Governor Calles.
Several American companies have already filed complaints with the state department against the operation of this law. The department is preparing representations to the Carranza government against putting the law into operation because of injustices this government contends it works upon I'nited States citizens who have invested many millions in agricultural lands in Sonora.
Rood* of No Value.
By the terms of the law. it Is provided that the state will pay for lands expropriated with agrarian bonds issued by the state, redeemable at a time and manner to be stipulated later. The new constitution of Mexico provides that the states shall issue agrarian bonds under authority of a law that has not yet been enacted by the federal coneress. The Americans point oui in their complaints to the state department that these bonds are of no value and inasmuch as the national government of Mexico has not paid the interest on its bonds since 1913. there is no indication that the agrarian bonds will be of any value.
The alternative for the Ame’ an holders of these lands is to Sell them to Mexicans and take pay in twenty annual instalments of Moreau money. Any dispute is to be left in the hands of the governor who may act arbitrarily.
Americans in their complaints to ?he state department point out that in order to make much of the lands of Sonora productive extensive irrigation works are necessary and many millions of dollars have been expended thor*- .n every instance by citizens of the I'nited States. The holdings of Americans have, without exception, been secured under the old constitution. The fact is the Mexican government as then constituted encouraged Americans in making these investments.
The complaints filed with the state department protest against the arbitrary expropriation of these lands, which, it is contended, means practical confiscation.
The local organization of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers laid down their tools and quit work at the plant of the Oklahoma Portland Cement Co. ut 9 o’clock yesterday morning, and two members of the organization quit the Ada Electric & Gas Co. employ this morning at the sa hour.
By the AoKKHkted Pre**
VIENNA, Aug. I. Bela Run, the Hungarian communist dictator, has resigned and has been succeeded by a socialist government, according to a telephone message from
The overturn of the Bela Hun government has been expected for some time. The peace conference had -found it impossible to deal me I with the Hungarian dictator be-cause of his failure to keep the
Miserable Wretch Who Condones Rape Spreads His Putrid Filth in Ada
HARLOTS ARK LADIES BESIDE SOME CT LTC BKD. REFINED.
<«»DI.KSS CHI’REH MEMBERS IN ADA.
The strike came, the workers say, j armistice agreements. Likewise it as a result of the refusal on the j regar(i#Mi frig rui,> as not represen-
of the Hungarian people. The conference issued an appeal
part of the companies mentioned to siun the agreement of the Electrical >tat IV< Workers which was submitted to them several days ago.
The organisation of the local
__branch of the International Broth-
| erhood of Electrical Workers took
This morn nig a testimony meet-1 place here July 3rd, and soon after
ing engaged in by many people pre- that, it is said, an agreement was
ceded the sermon, and Prof. Ham- j submitted to the employers asking say sang "Tarry For Power.
, for more pay and an eight hour day, ‘ the signing of w'hich wrould have
Ham took as his text: If any man j ajg<) (he union and col-
through Clemenceau July 26 asking the Hu garian people to change their form of government, pointing out that the lifting of the blockade and the reconstruction projects would not be undertaken with the government resting its authority on terrorism.
would come after me. let him deny himself, take up his ciosa and follow j me." He talked of cronies, assur-! mg his hearers that self must bet yanked off the throne by any who I would follow Christ. He spoke briefly as suggested below.
"Bear your cross or else do not j suppose you will have fellowship j with the Lord. You cannot have] the fellowship of Christ without bearing your cross among your asso- j ciates. You must witness for the truth with courage. If you are ashamed of Jesus now he will be ashamed of you th* 1 before God and the angels.
“You preachers would stand well j with the society bunch if you would go down to Sulphur once in a while with them and wallow around all day with their wives whose bathing suits have not enough goods in them to make a pair of britches for a jay bird. But if you are to ha\e a home iii heaven, ye i will have to stand true for God and his truth at all times and in all places. Could you do this walloping with the wife of one of your ochurch officers?
“You will have to love and seek to save outcast sinners. The cultured objected when Jesus tried to -ave the outcasts in his day, and
just to s ii ive
have not changed very much, fact is that culture nowadays means being brazen. I want tv right here ti.at folks who social functions during these
What the Public Wants.
What the public wants first of all is good service and pleasant dealings, ii constantly wants and demands better pictures. The producer exchanger, exhibitor and pat ron welcome and heartily endorse those productions of the better kind. The producer and exchanger or distributor first spend more money in such features which, in turn, tho local exhibitor pays aud must chaigc more for. Everyone of us have a certain high standard in our particular branch of business, because we have kept faith with the public and with our fellowman. We feel that our word should carry some, weight with those whom we serve and we want to make it known, \ that we are here to serve our patrons, first, and the public in general, is a secondary matter, yet, at all times we strive to please the most exacting public. The big-
I* pest critic is our best friend, for at times he points out something that helps and tends toward improvement. That’s why we want you to
joe our program each week at the ijnerican, mon especially the big-er productions, which appear here every week. Watch, “A Turn in the Road” endorsed by press, public and pulpit. To say it is a great moral educator would be putting It too mild—you'll see it yourself and then you’ll tell others—it's that kind. Come to the American Theatre Thursday and Friday, <th and 8th. Special.
meetings and invite others to attend are pimps of the devil. I am glad that every pastor here shouted Amen* to this. Ye^ you run the poor harlot out of town and clean up. Jesus loved them and saved them. Jesus cairn to i-ave them, but you run them ou of town and brag that you have a clean city. Jesus ga\e all the ski un lags he had to g*ve to such hypocrites as you have in all the church's here in Ada. You churches run after people who ride iii fine autos. You don’t worry much about the family that moved to town in a covered wagon.
I wish you had a church that wanted the people all the other churches had no use for. But you don’t seek fellowship with those society has octracized and stigmatized. If your church started such a plan there are some sisters here who yould say ‘That counts me out.’ Sis, the Lord has already counted you out.”
“If you bear your cross, you will have to show your disapproval of every system that makes any artificial distinction between virtue and vice. It will not do to substitute reformation for regeneration, Imts of your people have reformed and there will be a big bunch from Ada in hell that will go in a nice gen-gentlemanly manner. Reformed and not regenerated—that Is why you have so much fun at the lewd resorts at Sulphur. You have cultured, refined, godless women in this town far worse that the poor scarlet woman you drove out of town. I can win to Christ drunkards and harlots quicker than I can win some of the church members of Ada.”
labor I'aion Meeting.
The men claim about twenty-seven members of the organization in Ada and contend that their de-; mands are not unreasonable. Heretofore journeymen have been getting 62 H cents an hour with straight time for overtime, while! the contract submitted to the employers asks for 75 cents an hour and time aud a half for overtime. They also specify seven holidays and ask for double time on all these days and Sundays. They also ask for a maximum of two hours on the company’s time for voting on election days.
The1 organization also asks that eight hours constitute a day’s work. During the time the contract has been pending, the men can say that they hale been working ten hours a day.
The men say that the strike will be a peaceful one; that there is no picketing and that there will be no violence. They are basing their fight solely on the contract submitted to the employers, they say, and further than the refusal of the companies to sign the contract they have no grievance.
The contract wax submitted to the Cement Co., the Ada Electric & Gas Co. and Gay-Kirby Electric Co. Gay-Kirby signed the agreement while the other two rejected it.
We print below’ the confract submitted to the employers:
Ada, Okla., July. 19th.
| This shall be known as an agreement entered into between the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, of the first part, and the Oklahoma Cement Co.. Ada Electric and Gas Co., and Gay-Kirby Electrical Co., and Associated Companies, of the second part. *
First: • That for and in consideration of harmonious relations and settled conditions or employment, and financial relations mutually beneficial, and the covenants and agreements hereinafter contained, the parties hereto do and hereby enter Into, establish and agree to the following wage schedule and conditions of employment for a period of four and one-half months commencing August the 15h, and ending December the 31st, 1919,
and continue to be in full force and effect after such period of time unless teminat'Hl by 30 days notice in writing or any time mutually agreed upon by both parties hereto. Upon which the same may be amended, cancelled or substituted as may be mutually agreed upon by parties hereto.
Second: It is hereby agreed and
understood that members in employ of company are to receive the fol-j lowing w’age conditions and terms of employment and in return therefor are to render to said company honest and diligent service.
■Journeymaw Wage Schedule. Journeymen shall be paid at the rate of seventy-five cents per hour where employed by the hour; where
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I W EN! Y-NINE HUNDRED INVOLVED IN WALKO! OF RAILWAY SHOP MKN TODAY.
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Ii> th»> Aowucuitwl Fr*'W*
McAlester. Okla.—'Three hundred men at Haileyville Rock Island shops failed to report for work today.
Ft. Worth, Tex.—Three hundred Rock Island shop men struck here today. All repair work has ceased.
Des Moines, la.—Seven hundred railway shop men at Valley Junction complied with the strike order today.
Editor The News,
] Ada, Okla., U. S. A.
This day I am reading in a hand bill picked up in an alley in Ada i a very fine article by a certain citi-t zen of Francis expressing his grati-ficalon at the assault upon Mrs. Job i Correll aud his sympathy for her assailants. Since the perpetration of that trivial misdemeanor I have felt sure that some of the very many who indorse the deed of the good citizens of Tamulipas would find sufficient moral courage to condone that offense and defend those who were participants.
It is a grand thing to find in this day of American Puritanism a brave man who is not blinded by j an ignoble prejudice against the! slight delinquencies with which ray heroic countrymen are fond of whiling away their hours. Of course many thousands of Americans, including a very large majority of your colored citizens, believe that rape is only a pastime and should not be counted criminal, but how sad a thing it is that nearly all of these are silenced by the opinion of a Puritanical majority. Hence it is very encouraging to find one like the author of this hand bill brave enough to show where he stands on this question. He has served notice on all that his sympathy; is with the rapist and I for one honor him for his bravery and ; frankness.
I am sure, as be avers, that he , is losing no sleep over the stand he has taken in this matter. Loss of sleep is for those maudlin sen-] timentalists who affect to believe i that the virtue of women should be ! held inviolate. When a man comes to realize that woman is the lawful prey of men and was put in this world to gratify the natural desires of man, he will sleep and sleep well.
It is so unfortunate for our friend of Francis that he must continue to Bvt* in his present uncongenial surroundings. He really should make his home among my people dow n on the Rio Verde or the lower Panuco. There he might live for years among men of his own kind. Down there he might even laugh at an attack on his own family, whereas if hts family should be attacked up here among the Francis gringos a mob would un
SENATOR IGOE, MISSOURI, REFUSES UNANIMOUS CONSENT UNTIL HLS BILL Is CONSIDERED.
IF YOU CAN’T SWALLOW RUSSELL OU EDDY, THEN GO ON PRESBYTERIAN COLD STORAGE.”
By * Aifrociatetl Press
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2--Without a record vote the senate today adopted a resolution requesting the senate banking committee to report whether legislation to reduce the amount of currency in circulation w’as advisable as a means of reducing the cost of living.
The resolutions were sponsered by Senator Myers, democrat, of Montana and had been under debate for two days.
Efforts to have the house recess for two weeks were blocked today by Representative Igoe, democrat, of Missouri, who refused unanimous? consent until after the house had acted on his proposed investigation of the high cost of living.
Friday evening at the tabernacle a larger audience than usual assembled. The song service was lively and spiritual, and the people were prepared to yield to the mood of the speaker when he began preach. Evangelist Ham read parable of the unclean spirit stated that this lesson
to ’ the and contained a
THREE DAY AND NIGHT
MASSACRE IN ODESSA
B> I tx? A* ociat«i Press
LONDON, Aug. 2.—Semi official Polish sources have received reports to the effect that General Fregorfieff’s troops, which are occupying Odessa, surrounded the Jewish quarter and began a massacre which fasted three days and nights.
SPAIN VOTES UNANIMOUS
To JOIN LEAGUE OF NATIONS
By th* Associated Fr#*a
MADRID, Aug. 2.- The state voted a bill today authorizing the government to join the league of nation-. The vote was unanimous.
NEW HUNGARIAN GOV’T.
MAKES OVERTURES TO ALLIES
Bloomington. Ills.—Six- doubtedly punish the object of their teen hundred employes of wrath regardless of the wishes and
the Chicago & Alton shops struck today in response to a nation wide call. All but two departments are affected.
opinions of my friend and sym-i pathiser. By all means let him I come to his own kind and find welcome among those who think as he does and who act as he would if , he were not prevented by the fool I ish customs of these Americans.
Most respectfully, PEDRO MANILLA).
the Associated Presa
VIENNA, Aug. 2.—Peace overtures with the allies have been made by the new- Hungarian socialist government which replaced Bla Hun. Ku.i will be furnished safe conduct by the allies and expected to seek refuge here.
J. I . CHRISWELL OVER SHELTON
IOWA N GOVERNOR TO
FIGHT HIGH LIVING
By th*' A^'X'i'.teii Pre**
DES MOINES, la., Aug 2.—Gov. W. L. Harding today started a campaign to reduce living cost hi Iowa by sending orders to all county at* I torneys to meet here next Friday to discuss ways and means of righting profitters. The governor announced C'ITIZENS ASKED TO ASSEMBLE last night that he would use every AT THE TABERNACLE TO j available means for reducing living DETERMINE ADVIS- 'cost.
A deal has recently been tonsu-niaied whereby J. U. Chriswell becomes sole owner of I he She lton Undertaking Parlor, he having purchased the controlling interests from the Shelton heirs. The business will lie taken care of by Mr. Chriswell and J. VV. Spencer, whose services ha\recently been engaged.
CHICAGOANS HOMELESS AS RESULT OF
A mass meeting of the citizens of Ada has been called for Monday evening at the tabernacle. The meeting was called at the suggestion of the committee of the Chamber of
Back From Ada Normal.
With the closing of the summer term of the Central State Normal at Ada a number from Shawnee w;ho were enrolled there have returned. Those who attended the past term were. Irlene Darden, Mattie Goree,
Bs i he A**oemte*I Pres*
CHICAGO, Aug. 2.—A hundred homes have been destroyed and three thousand families west of the stock yards district are homeless as a result of fires pronounced by firemen of incendiary origin.
Commerce, appointed to go into the I Billie Burk, Lolo Edw ards, Hazel water situation. The problem of Long, Hallie Shirley, Gladys Elkins, getting a sufficient supply of water ottie Flo Hall. Elizabeth Owens, Na
will be taken up. The city commissioners have the reports of the engineering company and these will he given.
O. N. Walker, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, urges every one to be present at this meeting. It is the desire of those in charge
dene Alexander, Murle Leming and Adolph Fisher was
Jewell Adams, Jewell Norman, also enrolled.- -
Don’t forget wner® to get your oil and gas leases. assignments, re-leases, etc. Ada News office.
__ employed by the month the rate 0f the water project to have an ex-
A caii meeting of the labor unions * sha!l be one hundred and fifty dol- p re h Hi on of the citizens as to what
will be held tonight at the Moose Per month, a month shall be they want done. It will be a round
Important business will come known as twenty-six eight hour table discussion, and every one
members are urged to days. Time and one-half shall be should feel free to make any state-
paid for all overtime and double ment or ask any questions, time shall be paid for all Sundays —-
and holidays hereinset forth, and I WEATHER,
for all consecutive hours after mid- OKLAHOMA-—Tonight and Sun-(Continued on Page Eight.) day, partly cloudy.
Hall. up and all be present.
GROVER GIBSON. T. B. SMITH.
JESS EVANS. WILL SIMKINS.
Notice, Confederate Vet#,
There will be a meeting of the
member? of Wm. L. Byrd Camp of
| Confederate Veterans at the city hall tomorrow afternoon at two I o’clock. This will probably he the last meeting before the big state reunion to be held at this place Aug. 2-7-g, and all members are urged to attend the meeting and lend their voice in helping make arrangements for that most important event.
All sons and daughters are also
______! asked to attend and assist the old
By th* Afu»oclated Pre** j veterans in making their arrange-
LONDON, Aug. 2.—A dispatch men ta.—The Committee.
from Geneva, Switzerland, under -
date of August 1st, says that dur ing fierce rioting at Basel,
Shawnee Morning News.
STRIKE FIGHTS KILL
fierce rioting at Basel, Switzerland, in connection with the strike there, troops fired on strikers killing nine and wounding a large number of others.
New’ kind of Moonshine— the bouquets Congressman Moon, of Tennessee is tossing to P. M. G. Burleson.
Let a Want Ad sell it for you.
right good picture of moral conditions in the city of Ada. He said in part as follows:
“Ada cleaned up before we came to town, but when Ham and Ramsay got here and began to preach salvation instead of reformation a lot of your whitewashed saints declined to hear them. Your trouble is that you have substituted reformation for regeneration. You made greater preparation Tor our coming than most cities do, but you can’t substitute preparation for the presence and power of God. I tell you that the last state of reformed men is worse than tne first. Reformed people have joined all of your churches. The devil left them for a while and then returned to find the house swept and in order. Then he went l<nd got seven other spirits more evil than himself and came to the man and made his state worse than the first. Harlots and thieves are not one-eighth as mean as some of you old church hogs. I ara talking about some of you who are members oi the churches and fighting this revival. Some of you are opposing your pastors and giving Christ the go by. You are whitewashed. galvanized, baptized, and on your way to hell.
“There is a perfect peace under the control of the devil, and then there is a perfect peace that comes to the man who is absolutely under control of Christ. Is there a here who knows the difference from experience? (At this juncture one of the recent converts of the revival stood on a seat and bore testimony to the fact that he new and had the peace of pertect sui-
render to Christ now.)
“Man w’as builded as a beautiful palace intended for the indwelling of God. The devil looked upon earth and decided to tempt and secure his fall, earth and deceived slandering God. ed and died and _ ed by the dope of the devil. The dance, the card table, theaters-these are some forms of the devil’s dope. The mansion of human life is a three story palace, but the devil keeps you out of the upper story all he can. He does not want you to spend much time in the chamber ot hope. The devil knows it will not do for a man to spend much time in the chamber of meditation. This is why he builds theaters all over the land. When you begin to think he rushes you off to the show. Some fish can be caught with a worm and others have FIRES to have live bait. The devil uses the dance and the card table for some, and for some the theater-— anything to keep you from thinking. Business—business—business! catches some men, and one day some of the business men of Ada will drop dead and fall into hell.
“Some of you are like hogs in the fattening pen and led on by one more dollar, or one more customer. The hog pays no attention to the vat at the end of the lot and lots of the people in Ada are not worrying about anything but another
“If a chap gets a bit religious the devil comes along and hands him out a pile of filth called, Rus-sellism whose author was as vile as the devil himself and as pointed as any harlot. If the subject is a histerical woman or an effeminate man the devil dopes out to him a dose of that other crookMrs. Eddy. If you can’t swallow Eddy, or Russell, then go on cold storage in the Presbyterian church. You can find a cooling chamber in most any of the churches in Ada. (At this juncture somebody asked ‘What about the Episco-palsT* The evange-(Continued on Page Eight.)
He came to mankind by Millions have liv-gone to hell sooth-