Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - August 6, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma
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VOLUME XVI. NUMBER 125
ADA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1919
THREE CENTS THE COPYLabor Unions Virtually Demand That Railroads Be Given to Them
LABOR’S DEMANDS SAID TO BE THE MOST FAU REACHING EVER KNOWN IN HISTORY.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 6. Organ* iced labor was bolero tho nation yesterday with a demand that private capital be retired from railroad operation and that there be substituted a triple control of the railroad properties by the public, the operating management and the employes.
The demand of organised labor, presented in a statement signed by the engineers, firemen, conductors and the American Federation of Labor, was recognized in \\ ashington as the most far-reaching proposal yet placed before the nation during its reconstruction period. Officials refused to predict its outcome. Today ii will be formally laid before the house interstate commerce committee by Warren S. Stone, grand chief of the brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers; Frank Morrison, secretary of the American Federation of Labor, and Glenn K. Plumb, general counsel for the organized railway employes of America.
The proposal in the words of its author, “marks the step by which' organized labor passed from the demands for wage increases to demands that the system of profits in industry be overhauled.
In eliminating private capital from the railroads, the labor plan not inly proposes but demands that the present priyate owners be reimbursed with government bonds for “every honest dollar that they have invested," that the public, the operating managements and labor were equally in cot porations.to take over the railroads and that in all revenues In excess of guarantees to private capital, the operators and employes share one-half and the
SAYS WILSON S PLAN FOR FEAGLE OF NATIONS WAS NOT PASSED IN FRANCK.
By lh*' Aasoctail'd Un*sa
WASHINGTON. Aug. 6. Secretary Lansing told the senate foreign relation# committee today that the American plan for the league of nations was not passed at Versailles and never was presented to ( a full meeting of the peace conference.
The secretary, appearing at the foreign relations committee hearing, said he did not know whether a copy of the draft was still in exis-l tence or not. He said, however, that it was true that the president had cabled the peace conference asking that the confidential minutes! 1 of the proceedings be withheld from the French senate. i
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Pretty Victim of Pompton Lake* Canoe Tragedy.
Miss Mabel Harris, pretty 20-year-old girl, who was drowned at Pompton Lake, N. J., according to her fiance. Lester Decker, when she
and the latter plunged over the 35-
foot lake dam Sunday night. Decker is being held as a material witness by the police at the Passaic County Jail in Paterson, N. J. Aside from the statement that he and the girl had been hurled in their
It may be noted from the advei tlsements that ITI gowns have, been reduced to $16.49. They ought to move at that, if dad has not already been reduced to 30 cents.
public* receive the other half.” eith- canoe over the dam, officials say
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WASHINGTON. Aug. 5.-Private capital must quit control of American railways according to the text of an American Federation of Labor desolution made public today at
Labor demands a tripartite control. Ttu* public, the operating management and the employees will share in the administration and profits oi the roads, according to the plan.
The statement follows:
“The innuendoes in telegraphed dispatches from Washington, appear ing also in the speech of Representative Blanton of Texas, that the railroad anions are holding up con-1 gress and the government, may as well cease. This appeal is made to the American people direct. It invokes the judgment and common sens** of public sentiment, of all the public which earns a wage or stipend. We recognize that the only way In which we can exist under the present system is to demand further increases iD wages. But we agree with Representative Blanton that this affords but temporary relief. It does not offer a remedy.
“Labor’s bill, on the other hand, provides a remedy and we ask merely that its terms be scrutinized. Our full argument in .support of these terras will ne presented on Wednesday before the house committee on interstate commerce. In this statement we are sounding the note of our basic principle.
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that Decker, who is also 20 years old. has told varying stories in es-, sential details concerning the tragedy. Decker has been a roomer j and boarder at the Harris home for the last three months. Although the alleged drowning occurred at 10:30 o'clock Sunday night, Decker kept the tragedy a secret until he was arrested at 8:15 o’clock Monday night. After a search of three days the body of Miss Harris, with scratches on both cheeks and lips swollen and discolored, was found in the river about three-quarters of a mile below the lake dam.
RL M AMANS SERVE I FTI MATI NI
ON HL NUA RUAN GOVERNMENT
By tho AnoOciAtcd Press
PARIS, Aug. 6. The Rumanians; have served an ultimatum on the I Hungarian government, according to i a message reaching the pence conference. Ii is -'ated that the lilti- i ai a I urn makes d* mantis far in excess of the ar mist Um terms and gives the Hungarians until 8 p. rn. toda> to comply with them.
HIGH FOST OL LIVING
TUE ISSI E IN ENGLING
By th** Pita
LONDON, Aug. 6. Great Britain purposes establishing general authority to deal wi'h profiteering, if was announced by Sir Auckland Geddes, minister of reconstruction, at the resumption toda> of a hearing by the house of commons titling as a select committee to in-inlo the high cost of living.
By the Astorwted Press
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6. The high price of shoes was declared to be due to excessive profits taken by every factor in the shoe production industry, from packer to retailer. in a report by tile federal trade co nim irs ion to congress, made public today.
Packers were charged with having begun a piramiding of shoe prices by an unwarranted increase in prices of hides, the supply of which they controlled. On top of ibis increase tho report charged the loaners with “exceptional profits." and manufacturers with “unusual mar and retailers have charged that ate unjustifiable.
PRICES TAKE TUMBLE
The Rev. Dr. Peter Joseph Stacker. vice-rector of the American College, University of Louvain, Belgium, recently arrived in New York to arrange for the coming of Cardinal Herder, the Belgian hero-prelate. Rev. Strycker stated that Cardinal Merrier w’ould arrive in this country about September 20. He has planned to visit New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago and Baltimore. The Cardinal also has planned a visit, if he can find it possible, to Portland and other cities of the Northwest. The Cardi- j n&l, according to Rev. Strycker, is very much interested in the West, especially its Indians, due to the stories told the Cardinal by hts uncle, who spent much time in the Western part of the United States.
holdings of all commodities made the exchange a scene of confusion not often rivaled in peace times, and although the wildest of the I flurries had passed as the gongs rang, the outlook was that regardless of w’hat the Washington conference decided, th** markets Tomorrow would furnish excitement in plenty.
The most spectacular tumble today was iii the December delivery of corn, which under furious selling dropped 10%C to $1.41, btl! rebounded and closed at $1.42*^ ti $1.43^4. Al the same time pork plunged down $3.50 to $4 4.50 a barrel for September delivery, and, unlike corn, displayed no powers whatever to rise again from tho bottom price reached.
SO SAYS LABOR LEADER WHO DECLARES FOR INDUSTRIAL AS WELL AS I*OLITM’AL FREEDOM.
By in** Associated Press
WASHINGTON. Aug. 6—Labor now demands that America become; the home of industrial freedom as; well aa political freedom, Warren S. Stone, grand chief of the Brotherhood Locomotive Engineers, today told the house interstate commerc committee iii a report on organized labor’s plans for public ownershi ami private operation of railroads.
Declaring that American democracy was controlled by autocracy of industry, Stone argued that there could be no solution of the high living cost as long as consumers must pay extortionate profits on their own earnings in purchasing ; life's necessities.
Labor's belief in the Sims bill, embodying employees’ plans for a solution of the railroad problem, was declared by Stone to be profound. Stone declared that workers were advancing to “a new cru-| sade with the faith of the pilgrims.’’
WHAT WOULD HIS STAND BE IN THE CONFLICT BETWEEN CAPITAL AND LABOR?
Sees Upheaval in United States High Cost of Living Continues.
Automobile Hugs Banned by Court Order at New York
Aug. 5. Hug-a complete job in done properly if bugger’s undivided
By New*,' Special Service
NEWARK, N. J . ging a girl is itself. To bt should have th attention.
Ralph Holloman learned this today when haled before Motor Commissioner Dill. Holleman’s automobile, will. h he was driving with one hand while the other hand appeared on the starboard side of a girl’s trim waist went on strike, got up on its dignity and its hind I* vs hoc smashe i into another car.
“We’ll have none of this one-handed dri\*ng in New jersey said Commissioner Dill, alter Holleman had admitted that either the g.rl or the car should have had his whole attention. “Yen can do only one thing at a tim*
William G. Lee, president of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, who recently’ appeared before the Wage Adjustment Board in Washington in connection with the high cost of living problem which has stirred official Washington. Mr. Lee, referring to the demand of 'Trainmen that wages must be in-l creased or food prices must come down, told the board that an increase In wages was not the proper solution. Increases in wages, he said, would only be followed by new increases in the cost of everything, which would more than absorb the additional pay. Until all classes get together to stop “profiteering,” he; said, the only’ thing for everyone to do is to get all the wages he can, a course which, he declared, would result eventually in precipitating the upheaval now staring the country in the face.
At the tabernacle Tuesday night Evangelist Ham made a stirring appeal, and presented a forceful sermon dealing with the problem aa to what Jesus would do if he were here again in the stupendous conflict between capital and labor. He did not think he would busy himself in making new laws, or changing men’s environments, but rather that he would w’arn men to flee the wrath to come and be eaved front their sins, or else die in their sins and go to hell. He also paid bis attentions to the bridge party reported in Tuesday afternoon's paper, and the church members who cot I the revival to attend the Sunday base ball game. There were enough trail hitters at the close of this service to run the number for the day to a figure near a hundred and
The evangelist’s lessons were drawn mainly from the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic.
The evangelint read the following from Isaiah xi, 11-1?; “The lofty
looks of man shall be humbled- and' the haughtiness of men shall bo bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. For the day of the Lord of hosta shall be upon everyone that is prond and haughty, and upon everyone that is lifted up; and he shall ba brought low * * * and upon every
lofty tower, and upon every fori-
fied wall, and upon all the ships of Tarshish and upon all pleasant
THE INHALE \ RUMORE
TANGLE AFF Et TS
Why the unexampled outhrust of horror at this disaster? It was not
because of the great loss of life, which was only some 1,600 people.
Earthquakes, floods in China ann other disasters carry many more to death than did the Titanic, without attracting a tenth of the com ment that her fatal ending caused. The answer lies deep in the history stoners Friday night developed the of the human soul,
fact that there may U a bit ut Man was created for Rod’s glory
discord in the police department and was given the lordship over all
and things are not tunning as earthly creation, with orders to sub-
smooth!} as appearances warrant. t(ue ^ (0 his dominion. Had he been
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labor alone; it is to benefit the consuming public of wrhich labor at present is the audible part. In labor’s bill providing that the public; take over the railroads ami ©stab- j lish a tri-part I te between the public, the railway operating manage-! ment and the employes, the labor organizations of America have established this new policy which en-1 visages their condition but not only i as producers, but also as consumers.
“It marks the step by w’hlch organised labor passes from demands for wage increases to demands that the system of profits in industry be overhauled. Hitherto, during successive wage negotiations and arbitration awards, we have called for provisional settlements only of questions arising out of differences as to v ages, hours and conditions of (Continued on Page Eight.)
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TRIEST. Aug. 5. A group oi bolshevik! appeared on the .streets here today and attempted to start rioting. The disturbers, however, were dispersed by the police ie assistance ot civilians.
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arrests were mad** the demonstration.
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For though I preach the gospel I have nothing to glory of; for ne-eesdty is laid upon me. Yea, woe is unto me if I preach not the gospel. Hear Bro. Phillips at th© Church or Christ, Thursday night.
Ada Lodge No. 119, A, F. & A. , .VI., i called to meet at 8 o’clock this ♦ veiling for work in the Mast-; er’s degree.- Miles C. Grigsby, W. M.
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By N***’ S|h*< lid Service
CHICAGO, III., Aug. 5. —Efforts to anticipate the results of any quick switch in the United States government policy as to the posal of the 1919 domestic crop, of wheat knocked the bottom out of values today on the board of trade. Downward plunges in the price of the chief trading commodity, corn, did not stop until the I market was 3 2c a bushel lower than when the campaign against high living costs began a week ago.
It was not until there remained I open only a single hour of business activity before tile time set for a conference between President Wilson and Wheat Director Barnes that j the grain and provision trade ap-peaced to give serious credence to I reports that have been circulating for days that the government would make a radical cut* In the price of I wh**at to consumers. The most definite of these leports was that millers would get wheat from the gov- J eminent 50c cheaper than the government has guaranteed that grow-! ers would receive for the wheat. This would imply that flour would ! be less expensive than at present by $2 a barrel.
Inasmuch as corn prices have* been largely based on prevalent be-of farmers that -2.26 a bushel for wheat meant -2 a bushel for corn, and that the value of all oth-er cereals and consequently of all live stock and meat, products had a similar substantial rating, the absence of any denial of reports that wheat prices would be severely cut today, created a tense situation.
Wholesale throwing overboard of
It is said that only 6,000,000 Americans carry life insurance. CI*wan! There is that many agenth
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KANSAS PITY. Aug. 6. One Im us:.mi moi-* shopmen struck to-!♦!(*;>' noon. completely tying •p ut I rend repairs in this city.
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oiiu-1 content w ith that he would have J G-1 accomplished his mission. But when chiet Satan whispered to Eve that the how- reason the fruit of the tree or wielding join been denied her was be-
,(a ^ cause if she should eat of it she commissioners tor adjud.ea- am] Adam wouW bf,comc a3 golfs,
it became necessary 4 limit to the power
dis AN INJURED NEGRO RECEIVING FIRST AII)
The particular fly in th mein seems to be Patrolman Johnson, whom the police seeks to remove. Johnson, ever. k inclined to object to justed and has appealed his to th lion.
Cinel Chancellor stated at the |commissioners' meeting Fridav evening that he desired the removal of!
Officer Johnson and that he had ! another man to put Av his place.; hen asked to name this man, he said he was Sam Hargis, at present working on the force.
The chief filed no specific, charges against Johnson, and for that reason Johnson says he is going to stay on the job or know why.
The ordinances covering such cases were read anti it was finally decided to lay the matter on the table until some future meeting, in pendent of the i^antime Johnson is on duty as on the high
for God to put of these ambitious creatures. Thus, though shorn of the power to subdue the earth, the sea and the ai’- and all that In them is, man still has the desire to do so: and from that time to this, man has beep essaying to usurp the power and dominion of God and to conquer all things.
The reason for the outburst of horror over the sinking of the Titanic was that it burst one of man’s air bubbles. This great idol had disappointed him. He was not inde-God’s protecting care seas, after all. Ile is,
A negro, injured In the street fighting in Chicago's race riots, receiving first ald at a police station in the city's “black brtlt.”
Some of the commissioners raised the question of Hargis being entitled under the law to serve, «us lie has not been in Ardmore, long]
: enough to lie a legally qualified' \oter, notwithstanding the tact that; lie owns considerable propertj here. | All this will be investigated and ai dec.sion rendered at some futur*
Chiel Chancellor stated that if; he could not .legally appoint Hargis,; ; he would appoint some one who could act under the law. as he s< en s determined to get rid of johnson.
(Editiu ; Note Th** Sam Hargis (referred to in the above item is a s son of Cap!. Sam Ii. Hargis of I iii^ city, and lhe above item may explain to his friends why he is temporarily off the Ardmore force..)
Young Rockefeller outlines the straight and narrow path to a large and robust Sunday school class almost every wreek, and does a real I good job at it. If we should fall into a bed made up of rose leaves and million-dollar bills, we could do ♦haf. ’oo.
after all not independent of prayers to God for his safety.
When alter the flood the descendants of Noah became numerous abd powerful, they sought to defy God to destroy them again. In Genesis xi, 19 we have an account of their effort to build the tower of Babel, and how’ God thwarted them by confounding their language. Ktill trying to carry out Satan’s advice * ad become gods. They said, “Go to, now, let us build us a city and a tower w’ho^e top may reach unto heaven, and let us make es a name.” The war in Europe is flu* to the ambitions of the nations tc make themselves a name.
Every attempt of man to conquer the forces of nature bnt adds to his own destruction The automobile, the airship, the railroads, the trolley cars, the huge machinery iii the factories, all add thousands annually to the toll of life. Man has even boasted that he doesn’t need God to make ram any more, but by exploding dynamite in th© air he can produce his own rain, and by pumping water from the stream he can irrigate his own (Continued ort Cage Eight.)