Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - August 9, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma
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VOLUME XVI. NUMBER 128
ADA. OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 1919
THREE CENTS THE COPYIndustries Unrest Is Caused by Profiteering, Attorneys Are Told
“The Predatory Nature of Man Cause of Profiteering, ’’Says Great Writer on Finance and Economics
Government Ma' Force Living Prices n, But Can’t Alter Human Nature, Argues Noted
By RICHARD SPILLANE
(America’s Foremost Writer or nance. Commerce and Economics.)
The time is spite. That ever right!
I \v as
of joint; O. .cursed born
to set it Hamlet.
For weeks and months the public is going: to be flooded with discussion in and out of congress, in reports of Investigating committees and in editorial expression on the causes and cures of the high cost of living.
From some of the ideas advanced it would seem the problem is new It is not. It is as old as time.
That high cost of living should become a national menace now in America is an anachronism. Superficially the country never was more prosperous or production so wonder* fnllv big. Here we have two-fifths of the wealth of th* world, more than one-halt ol the leading products of the world iu metals and \a-jrioys foodstuffs and other essentials. And yet. with an increase in riches that has been without parallel, the problent of living has been becoming more and more difficult. The necessities of life—food, clothing homes—have gone beyond all bounds in price and the dollar, the standard of value, has depreciated until today it has only one-half of its normal worth. j
Looking Backward America'* Recon!, | While the problem of the high cost oi living antedates recorded, history conditions in this country within the last few 'ears afford a sufficient illustration to make the general ttoUbl*- plain.
Nothin* more hopeful and inspiring in the life of any nation was evidenced than America fur pished a few years ago. I ° 1’*' ^ stricken Belgium and supply thai par? of L rope threatened with starvation it deprived itself of luxuries, curtailed its extravagance, cut down its foods, eliminated many of its wastes and practiced virtues that had be* n forgotten almost.
On the faun u did likewise. I he world demanded bread and beet. Th* American farm increased its production ol meats and grains between 2 5 and 50 per cent.
How does I * come in th** face ot all this that the spectacle of toda>
How does it come that the Danner who was preaching patriotism and practicing it, too, and who would denounce as a scoundrel and a traitor anyone who did anything to the nation’s injury two years ago or one year, today countenceft and »ees no wrong in unholy profits and in floatations of properties that are scandalously overcapitalized?
How is it that the farmer, who % bore his war burdens heroically, thinks now* of profits and no longer
How is it that the worker who
answered a* labor never answered before with production, thinks now of how much he can get out of his em ploy rn en? and not whether what he demands is just or unjust or wi work to the general welt ai* or
the general injury?
How is it that manufacturer, .umber, merchant big or little, coiner grocer, peddler, and shopkeeper generally considers not the vfclue of what he ha< to sell but the amount the buyer can pay and sets prices accordingly? /
How is it that extravagance has become a pfide so soon after having been a crime?
How' is it that all the expressions of our depth of feeling * for tile British, the French and the Belgians in the war the first reports we get from goods shipped after the war is that much of the stun was vile and that never was there such dishonesty or abuse of cont 1-dence?
Invert Wall Street Admit* IU Frauds.
Lest anyone should tlonbt the accuracy of some of the foregoing statements it may be said that the riot of fraud in Wall Street Is such that even the Wall Street Journal,
a publication ordinarily a vigorous defender of th* clod* oi Finance, says:
* rni* buying of legitimate properties for a million and floating: them upon an innocent public a* nearer ten millions has goi to cobs* or there will be explosion and calamity in Wall Strc* t that will shake the seven pillars of th * stock Exchange.”
Coincidentally manuLic?ui ing concerns show appreciation in their shares of from IOO to 1.00“ per cent and profits in one veal o? from 50 to IOO per cen? and th** managers think nothing wrong of it.
An act that would be shocking two years ago is justified today because "Everybody’s doing it." i There never rn the history ot America was such a vicious disregard or blindness to fairness and, honesty. i
Here i- the Answer to lite Kiddie.
Why is it? ,, .. ,
Because man naturally ta PT , ion-. What there is of the spiritual, in him is cultivated to a large f degree. He was exalted a few years ac* Now <h.ro is a reaction^ and the swing has been pronounced, .
The government may force th* price of meats, of woolens, of cottons. of hats, of shoes, of building materials down -somewhat by rip-out some of the gran that rank but the soul of lire is in the soul of man.
ping now is problem
I^t a Want Ad sell it for you.
[VEN IKE GOVERNOR DIOS UP 0E0 SHOES
WASHINGTON, Aug. S. President Wilson, in laying before congress se\eral specific proposals for checking the high cost of living, urged th** following:
Licensing of all corporations engaged in interstate commerce.
Extension ot the food con- (J? trol act to peace times.
A penalty in the food con- O trol act for profiteering.
A law regulating cold >
storage, limiting the time *
during which goods may be O
Laws requiring that goods O
* released from storage for in- >
O terstate commerce bear the >
O selling prices at which they A
0 went into storage.
Enactment of the pending € bill for the control of se-
O curtly issued.
C Additional appropriat ions
for government agencies C which can supply the public
O with full information as to
Q prices at which retailers buy.
Early ratifies’ion of the ? peace treaty so that the "fro#
> processes of supply and de-
O mand" can operate.
General recommend** ions O included:
.?? Increase of production.
Careful buying by house-0 wives.
C Fail dealing with the peo-
O pie on the part or producers,
O middlemen, and merchants.
That there be no threats and undue insistence upon the interest of a single class.
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EAG! MAIR STREET HAVING WEE TREAT
By Nrw.s' Sp*t ini Service
OKLAHOMA CITY, August 9. Profiteering in the necessities of! life is at the bottom of the industrial unrest in the country and unless the greed of persons alleged to be responsible for the existing high cost of living is curbed, the; strike fever will spread and it will ! be impossible to keep the men at I their jobs.
| That is the substance of a warning given yesterday afternoon by J. E. Newland, Oklahoma City labor leader, who was a member of a committee representing a • number of labor unions, in a brief address to the meeting of county attorneys called by Governor Robertson for j the purpose of discussing ways and! means of combatting the present high cost of I Iv i n.
LOW EK PRICKS DEMANDED “I^abor stood lo>ally by the government and the country during the war .and labor wants to do the same in peace times," said New'-land to the accompaniment of great j applause from the throng.
"We want to keep the men at i their posts. We want to discourage strikes and controversies in every legitimate way we can. We wrant j conditions to he normal, but unless you put an end to the profiteer, not only in foodstuffs but in rents, the strike situation will grow more sedious and it will be impossibe to k*ep the men at their places," he added.
PROBE IN EACH 4 OCN TY "It is nothing more," he said,* "than the r -rn quitting w*ork for more profitable employment. At present wag* in some lines of work if Is 1mj WfbV* lo get along.” Th* net result of the meeting of the county attorneys was the^ adoption of a resolution expressing the sense of the meeting to be that investigations should be launched in every county of the state through the newly created councils of defense, with the view* of fixing responsibility. lf this measure fails then grand juries should b* called. the re>oution states, to take hold of the matter. As a last resort, if all other; schemes fail, the governor is urged ; to call a special session of the i legislature for the purpose of en-* acting such new* legislation .as may i he necessary to enable county ot fleers to cope with the situation. Golem**!* % gains! Extra Session Gov* hoi Robertson is known to be opposed to th* extra session idea, and ai the close or the meeting lo expressed disappointment at
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By New*' Si*** Service
OKLAHOMA LHA, Wig. 8.—Gov-, ernor KoberH*m has quietly and un. ceremoniously accepted the ‘wono-s my ideas *,f William 4 .ii dis 4 '
late treasurer "t Hie I oiled . tat4.% tm! remembered better as director; of Hie Ctilted State* railroad admin-, istrat ion. , . ... J
The in-format ion leaked out trom the governors own lips in a little talk this morning before Hie housewives’ meeting, called for a general discussion of living costs problems.
" Vmong other things, said flu governor, “we are paying loo much for our clothes when our obi ones would do just a- \v*Hl. A short time ago I went info a store to buy a pair of shoes and when the clerk told in*1 I would have to pay Sin. I left, went home and dug out an old pair, had them fixed up, and they are doing me just as much good as ta new expensive pair.”
dhe governor did not intimate whether lo* was wearing patched j trousers, and didnt rise I nun his I chair.
'N HW ’AV IN TEH W HEAT
ESTIMATE ON DECREASE
By I hr Annona ted 1’reaa
TOPEKA, Kans., Aug. 9.—-The Kansas winter wheat crop is placed at one hundred and ,forty-four million, eight hundred and seven thousand bushels, by a report today by Edward C. Paxton, of the United his States bureau of crop estimates. This* is forty-eight million, nine hundred and eleven thousand less than the July forecast.
INDIANA EA KM MBB WIL
investigate the h. c\ in l.
By the A* nor tat <*d Pre**
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 9. Representatives of farmers organizations in twenty-four states will attend a conference at Washington Monday to discuss the high cost of living and lay plans for united action in an investigation, according to John <1. Brown, president of the Indiana federation of farmers.
Th** gospel meeting on East Main siree! is progressing nicely. Th** congregation is increasing with each meeting. The minister is the great-<\S| Bible scholar that has ever come lo Ada and you are missing a great treat by not hearing him and learning God's plan of salvation.
We especially invite the business and professional men to hear Bro. Phillips, although we could not ex pect you to elose J our place of business, as the farmer is usually in town to do his trading, but would ask that you leave one man in charge of the store and let the rest of the force attend and hear th** greatest gospel preacher of the day.
Remember you are missing a rare opportunity to hear the gospel in ; its purity.
1 Services at IO a. in. and x:4:>
I p. in. each day. No collections taken and no questions asked unless you want to ask the minister some Bible I question w hich you att* at liberty to ask at any time.
The Rev. Mr. Phillips preached 1 again last night on th** subject of faith, saying that the unconverted are saved by faith only, some teach. or in other words at the moment they believe on the Christ they are saved instantaniously.
But we as a people believe that faith without works is dead. We believe that there has never at anytime or place been an unconverted I man or woniaii received remission ot sins bv faith without works.
the id* a he Hie day. that ll.** wotk and s ar** bandi accept* d or will
aid he still held expressed earlier ti grand jury will that existing statistic isnt Iv comprehensive
e the situation. This was as indicating the govern-not call an extra session
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I >.!* k e** o f * • B r a han'tC to w P ri nee o/ttuuu’rrinVe rubies Th^odore.'coun. of Flanders, and Princess Marie Jose are expected here in September.
President Wilson Asks Congress For Drastic Law to Curtail H. C. of .
ut* Hi* legislature to consider the problem.
Abraham was justified by faith, but not without works.
The walls of Jericho fell down by faith, but not without works.
lf the speaker doesn't change his mind the subject for tonight will be about things that are eternal. Come and worship with us.
Mrs. IL IL Stout of Pawhuska, who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. Yandel Lain, during the past week, returned this morning to her home.
Mr, and Mrs. A. A. Austell and baby, of Oklahoma City, arrived here this morning and will visit for a few days with Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Austell at Center.
exception of tile adoption of th*' resolution there was no concrete developments ie th** day which was given over to discussing th** problems confronting the public.
John A. Whitehurst, president of the state board of agriculture, told the meeting that he expected much good will come from the work of the county councils of defense which will be recognized. He emphasized that the new councils will not he "manhandling’ propositions hut will devote their efforts along other lines.
The women who are interested in the project of organizing a housewives league, will meet Monday to fut titer their plans.
(’OXI)ITTOR 4>N FR1S4*4>
J. P. Watts, the conductor on the switcher at Lawrence, was seriously up injured this morning when the engine jumped the track, causing him to fall between the coal tender and a box car .completely paralyzing one side of his body. He was brought here where Dr. Ross, physician for the Frisco Railroad, treated his wounds. His family at Francis were notified and came Immediately to Ada where a special train was made up that took Mr. Watts and his family, accompanied by Dr. Ross, to Sherman to the hospital.
STRIKE, [EASERS SAY
By Nev** Service
OKLAHOMA GI TY, Aug. 8.-
i*< no immediate prospect ot a strike
of railroad conductors in oklahoma. it was declared tins morning by E. W. Vance, state representative id tin* Order of Railway (km duct ors, and a leader in railroad circles.
A statement given out yesterday by George IL Johnson, secretary id' the state federation of labor, to th** effect that a strike of tin* conductors was about to be called is erroneous, according to Vance.
“Johnson was either misquoted or else lie G badly misinformed,” said Vance.
“A move for a strike ot conductors would have to originate in the local organizations. Then tin* mat-! ter would b** referred to national headquarters and the referendum to determine what action should be taken. This would require from 60 !to 70 days. No such action has been taken,” Vance declared.
UHH’KASAW LOTS AT ADA WILL
Pres. Gordon week or ten days the personal of who are to bt*
hopes within a to be able to give the new' teachers employed at the
Normal. Dr. Gordon states that he found it very difficult to get teachers, even with the increase in salaries, but he states, furthermore. that he spared neither time nor effort to get the very beat.
Over 60 town lots in the Chick-asaw addition to Ada. Okla., will be offered for sale by the Indian agency at Ada, the morning of I August ll. The land belongs to: Daniel Hays, Chickasaw* Indian,,; who already has sold about $30,000 worth of property in this addition. The appraised value of the lots to be offered is about $15,000.
Let a Want Ad get it for you.
fly N*'\v.*’ Si «•* i»»l Service
WASHINGTON, August Ad
dress tig congress today and proposing remedies ’n «*h**k • he high ens? of living, Prest lent Wils *•» declared that existing laws were inadequate and that high prices were not justified by ahortage of supply, present or prospective, but were created in many cases ‘artideally and deliberately” by ‘vicious practices."
The president recommended that the food control act be extended to peace time operation and that i congress exclude from inerstate as well as intrastate shipment goods which did not comply with its provisions.
The president also recommended that the food law be provided with a substantial penalty for profiteering and that a cold storage law be enacted modeled after the law* iii New Jersey by which a time limit be placed on cold storage. He also recommended that all goods released from cold storage be marked with the price prevailing when they went into storage. He further recommended that goods in interstate comerce be marked with the prices at which they left the producer.lt w*ould serve as a useful example the president sugested if congress enact legislation to control the situation in the District of Columbia where it has unlimited authority.
Further the president recommended a federal licensing system for commerce wrhich would embody regulations to insure competitive selling and “prevent unconscionable profits in the method of marketing.” He also urged prompt passage of the law’ pending to control security prices.
Making an appeal for ratification of the peace treaty to turn the
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SHOWS PLAINLY THAT SINT WILL .NOT .GO .UNREBUKED. AND WARNS THE PEOPLE.
"God is Love.” This was Rev. Ham’s text at the tabernacle last evening and the sermon was well presented and enthusiastically received. The sermon was finely planned and practically presented.
The speaker said:
"We all know that God is wise and all powerful, bur few of us realize how good he is.1 Then, it is also easy to see his love and compassion in experiences that are joyous and in hours of prosperity, but we find it hard to discern his love and kindness in experiences of adversity and to recognize his kindness in chastisements. Let us learn that all our experiences and all of the dealings of providence are revelations of God’s love.
"God reveals his love by impartiality. He takes care of the good and the bad, the thankful and the thankless. The rain falls on the unjust as well as the just. No man was ever able to substantiate the charge that God is a partial God. God also reveals his love by limitations. It used to seem hard to me that father punished me me for certain things I did, but now I know he made a man of me in 30 doing. Break one of God’s limitations and become an adulterer and you will never be as happy a man or w’onian as you would have been without having become guilty of that great crime. Sowing wild oats is the extreme of folly. My arni is not made stronger by being broken, and sowing wrild oats never made a clean field for the* seeds of God’s sowing. Thou shalt not’ is a limitation set by (Continued on Page Eight.)