Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - August 19, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma
MacLaren Today in Her Most Human Pictwe-A Mixture of Love, Jealousy, Devotion and Hatred. It Touches the HeartW\t gfca toting Jletos
BIG RETURNSYOU MF. XVI. NUMBER 13G
ADA. OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1919
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Ferris Informs Congress That People Are Tired of Unending Discussions
WASHINGTON. P. C.. Aug. 19 Immediate relief from profiteering, prompt ratification of the peace treaty, including the league ot nations, and legislation extending some sort of substantial recognition to discharged soldiers for their services during the war are some of the things the country demands of congress, and which congress woald do well to grant, in the opinion of Representative Scott Ferris. of Oklahoma.
Representative Ferris. who Is chairman of the democratic congressional committee, has just ret Tined to Washington from a trip t > the middle west. He declares that the public is tired of the unending debate for which the present congress is most celebrated and which gets nowhere, and that unless the republicans, who control the .congress, substitute constructive action for words before very much longer, they will hear from the country in tones that will be very distinct .
•lf I am any judge of public sentiment in the middle aud southwest.” said Mr. Ferris, “the preponderance is that the peace treaty including the league of nations, agreed to at the earliest possible date: that the war T>e finally closed, that peace and pre-war conditions. be immediately restored, and that we get back to normal conditions at the earliest possible moment. Th# people understand full well that the peace treaty carries provisions, first, for arbitration; second, for disarmament; third, against secret treaties and. fourth, that the United States can. on two years notice, withdraw fro int he league if she desires. They are heartsick about debates on Shantung and other technical phases
thev want the whole matter
agreed to and put behind them.
• lf I am any judge, the people demand some immediate and affirmative protection against profiteerinu and those who are making abnormal profits out of the necessities of life. The> also want it made pey-feetl> clear that President Wilson’s suggestions will be follow ed and that every profiteer in whatsoever walk of life be required to content himself with reasonable profits. Conditions are too abnormal and the load of the citizen is too heavy at this particular time to withstand th* fabulous profits that are being snatched from both produce and consumer on every7 hand.
‘The people demand that congress do for the four million discharged soldiers what other countries are doing—give them some substantial recognition of their service. In conversing with ubroi-ous soldiers on the subject, they expressed the hope that the Mon-dell soldier land bill might be materially amended so that it will be made to benefit a very much larger number of soldiers and extend the hand of opportunity to those who do not desire to enter a soldier colonization plan.
SIME TREASURY IS
INSTRUCTS IjARGE CLASS OF instill,Kl) VKTKRANS OK TMK I,ATK WAR AT UNIVERSITY.
Aug. 19.--Leecraft yester $50,000 warrants on fund,
By Ne**’ Special Service
State Treasurer A. N terday issued a call worth of outstanding the 1920 general revenue which marks the return oi the state to a cash basis.
State Auditor Frank Carter yesterday transferred $400,000 collected from gross production tax. making it immediately available to pay current claims. According to Mr. Leer Ta !t, the new surplus of $350,-(|00 which will remain atter the payment of the outstanding warrants, will insure the state's hav-a rn pie funds to meet all war* during the balance of the The call announced that the will cease paying interest on the outstanding warrants August 29.
Act ording to the books Of the treasurer, there was $7,044,233.37 on hand when Mr. Leecraft took office January 13, 1919. Since that time there has been deposited $2 4. 118,547 and warrants issued $15,771,229. leaving a balance of $9,115,673. a gain of more than two millions of dollars in six months.
Mr. Leecraft says then1 always has b'*en plenty of money in the treasury, but that the state was unable to meet the warrants until the tax monies came in.
lug rants year, state
By i.c Associated Press
MADISON, WTS.. Aug. 19.- With 70 disabled soldiers now enrolled in the'summer school of the I niver-sity of Wisconsin, preparations are being made ti) insthuct a much laig-er number of the same class of students this fall. The disabled veterans are studying under the auspices of the federal board of to-cantonal training, about half expecting to stay for a year’s work it their progress and physical titness warrant while the others will receive two or four years’ training
Thirty nine of the soldiers are resident's of this state. 19 of Illinois, 2 ot Mississippi sud one each from Indiana. Texas and Missouri. Others give various addles- 's, one L ung a Rte'sigil and one a Frenchman.
The Russian is Lou Lazar Kesen-koff. recently discharged from the 149th field artillery. Rainbow division. When the war interrupted his studies at the University of Petro-grad lie was drafted into the Russian army aud sent to the front. Later he was tried tor treason and sent to Siberia whence his mother. with a dead man’s pass and bribes. ' enabled him to escape to New York.
AMERICAN CAPTAIN OUTWITS MEXICAN BANDITS AND RUSLI’KS AVIATORS BY PAYING HALF PRICE.
By lhc Associated Pivaa
MARFA, Tex.. Aug. 19.- Lieut*.
Harold G. Peterson and Paul H. Davis,
captive for over a week when plane forced them to land ,
Candelaria, Tex., by Mexican bandits who demanded fifteen thousand
dollars ransom, were rescued early By the Associated Pre** this morning by Captain Matlock of SALT
Ex-Governor Jos. W. folk Sags That England Has Seized Eggpt as He Own
American army aviators held j CKI EF EXECUTIVES FROM ALL
their WESTERN STATES, AND MANY OTHERS, ARE IN ATTENDANCE.
LAKE CITY, Aug. 19.— ] the Eighth cavalry, and are safe in j problems effecting state government American territory. were to be thoroughly threshed out
rapt. Matlock brought back with today at the opening business session
of the annual Governors’ Conference^ which convened here last night.
ELEGIRIGAL FORCE STRIKE AI CAPITOL
him half of the money, outwitting] the bandits. Davis was brought for- I ward after Peterson had been released and half of the money paid over. He mounted Matlock’s horse with him and when the bandits demanded the remainder of the mon-e> Matlock and Davis answered by riding away. Captain Matlock said the bandits were all vvell mounted.
i By the Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Aug. 18.—In a, brief filed today with the Foreign Relations Committee of the United States’ Senate, Joseph W. Folk. formerly governor of Missouri, counsel for the Egyptian Commission charges that “England under the guise of a protectorate over Egypt practically has seized that country as a British possession”; that in an annex to the peace treaty
By News* Special Service
OKLAHOMA CITY', Aug. 19.—Be-
and 25 inside electrical the status of Egypt would be made
‘internal question” and beyond
western commonwealths, were in at- ciose(j shop, 85 cents an hour and cil the Egyptians desire to Pass UD*
w hich convened here last nighty strike vester-! an “internal question” and bey
Chief executives from all western wiring men went o 7 the jurisdiction of the Council
states and many eastern and middle day morning when demands tor a;the League of Nations, which Cc
CANDELARIA, Tex., (via Field Telephone to Marfa). Aug. 19.-Troops of the eighth cavalry crossed the Mexican border at 6:40 o’clock this morning in pursuit of bandits who held aviators Peterson and Davis for ransom. Peterson and Davis accompanied the expedition, acting as guides. Aviators are cooperating with troops to locate the bandits on the Mexican side, flying over the Ojinaga district south of Candelaria.
CONFERENCE TODAY WITH
foreign relations C OMMITTEE ON THE LEACH E OF NATIONS.
Aug. 19. Pres:-the foreign relathe outset of the
WASHINGTON, dent Wilson told lions commitee at White House conference today that he could see no “reasonable objection’ to interpretations of how lite United States accepts the League ot Nations, provided such interpretations did not form a part of formal ratification itself, lf the ter were the case, said that long
He became a dancer in vaudeville and while playing at Danville, IIL, heard that his two brothers had been killed in the Russian revolution and enlisted to avenge their death. He saw IO months service in France duriig which he was gassed and wounded. Now* he is completing his course iii electrical engineering he started in Petrograd.
M Rene Guiet of Relines, France, fought through the first two years of the war as a “simple soldat,” was sent to the St. Cyr military tcademv at Paris for a year's training and v\as seriously wounded after his return to active service as a second lieutenant. As a reward for his sacrifice* the French government granted him a travelling fellowship for study in America. He spent the last college year at the University ot Illinois and is now pursuing studies in English and history there.
Nearly hall ol the veterans now studying at tin* University have tin ished the eighth grade. IT have completed high school and ll have had some college work. Far industries interest the majority of them, with studying various phases of this subject, while 13 are studying mechanical industries, 8 are in coin-4 meroial work. 2 in medicine, 2 in journalism, one in law*, and one in pharmacy. Special instruction in Chemiatry and mathematics have been arranged tor those who need it and special tutoring in English is being considered.
Questions to be discussed at today’s session included the state budget system, and the growth and consolidation of administrative boards of the different estates. Ente-tainment features included bathing and dancing at the Saltair bathing resort on Great Salt Lake and an informal dinner tendered by Governor Simon Bamberger of Utah. More than Twenty state executives were in attendance at the opening of the conference last night, at which addresses of welcome and response were made, followed by an inforomal public reception. The business meetings are being held in the assembly room of the house of representatives at the stale capitol.
Governors will take up “after the war problems” and “resume of remedial legislation enacted by iegis-* latures in 1919.” under which question will come education, labor and agriculture. The principal problem! to be discussed Thursday will b#
J expansiqn of the national guard sys-
fewer hours were refused The men are union affiliated with the brotherhood of electrical
on the status of Egypt.” men and are The document sets forth that tim
international original occupation of Egypt by British troops beginning in 1882, was claimed bv the British government
here. There are said to be approx- merejy temporary for the pur-
imately 50 union inside wiremen in the city, but it is not known if all will go out.
The strikers presented their demands when they went to work in the morning and their employers refused all of them. Wages for inside wiremen here range between 60 and T5 cents for the best class of men, one employer said. They are working eight hours a day.
E in toyers say the strike will not affect the building operations here. There are not enough of the men on I strike seriously to interfere with the regular work, they say.
Other employers said the inside men are being used as a wedge by the outside men who are planning ! to ask for a raise.
poses of suppressing “rebels” and collecting debts due to Europeans. The British government, says Mr. Folk pledged Egypt and the world that this occupation w*ould be only temporary.
After giving a resume of the political history of modern Egypt and the “alleged wrongs done in that countr yto enforce British rule in the last several decades,” the brief recites the story of "The killing of 800 and the wounding of 1,600 Egyptian natives last April in the streets of their cities while holding demonstrations for freedom under the self-determination clause of the Peace Treaty.”
Mr. Folk, who was iormeriy solicitor for the state department, and who now represents the commission
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EM PLOY ERS OF THE SOUTH WILLING TO PROVIDE FOR THE SOUTHERN HORN NEGROES.
Entertainment features each day in elude a visit lo the famous copper mines at Bingham, about 4 5 miles southwest of the city, and a trip to Ogden and Weber canyons. The governors will leave Thursday evening, August 21. for a three day tour of Yellowstone Park, returning to Salt Lake Monday morning. From will return to their homes Pacific coast on pleasure
here they or to the trips.
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MEMPHIS. Tenn., Aug. 19.---
Plentv of farm and mill work, bet- FIFTEEN SHOT IN lei wages than ever before paid and TRACTION DISORDERS
Improved living conditions await Southern negroes who have gone to the north and who now are said.
to be clamoring to return to theta pitched battle between
By tbs A.^sociated I’rf^s
BU FFA LO. N. Y., Aug.
the president delays would follow, as other governments would have to accept the language of the senate if the ratification is to be complete. The much discussed article ten, the
“In short, lf I am any
the people of the middle and southwest desire to put the abnormal j president ..
hind them as rap- i w hen read in conection with the
idlv as possible, resume conditions and take up their tasks
am*, and any delay or long drawn
out debate in the senate over the peace treaty will be disheartening to
them, as it will be unprofitable to
the country at large.
“I see that it has been by republicans now in both bra
said, was not
vt ar condition* behind them as rap-j when---
pre-war whole covenant. The council, he suid.^ could only advise, and its action must be unanimous. An affirmative vote of the United states would be necessary for any question affect-' ing it.
President Wilson told the senators asserted I that ttt* United States wo lid have
Dr. M. M. Morrison returned th.s morning from Elk City where he has been with his brother, J. W. Morrison, who has been quite ill, but was improving when Dr. Morrison left him.
FERRIS OPPOSES ANY
Soulh. according to employers here.
Southern farmers and plantation owners want the southern negroes back. If there were some method of getting in touch with them it is declared the expense of their return to Dixie would he willingly borne. This will hold especially trite for Ute next few weeks, because there is need Of negroes who know how ti) take care of the cotton crop.
But these employers say they do not want northern-horn and teared negroes. They would prefer to being in foreign labor, they assert.
“We would not hestitate to pay the expenses of a hundred or more negroes, particularly negroes who have gone from Mississippi. Arkansas and Tennessee,” said A. C. Lange, vice president and general manager of the Chicago Mill & Lumber Company, which owns more than 70,000 acres of timber and agricultural lands in Northeastern Arkansas. “I think it is safe to say that every southern negro in tho Jiorth* would be brought back without expense to him if southern farmers spd plantation owners
\\ A M E It IKAN EXPEDITION CROSSED THE BORDER THIS MORNING; OTHER TROOP TRAINS HURRYING SOI TH.
breakers and strike sympathizers of the New York and Pennsylvania trac Hoi) company at Olean, N. Y., still raging, fifteen men had been shot
at IO o’clock tonight and three had By the Associated Press been beaten so badly as to endang- . WASHINGTON, Aug. 19. —The er their li\es. Of the men shot in American punitive expedition which the fuselade of buckshot fired by crossed the Mexican border this the strike breakers in an attempt to j morning is being conducted with full drive away the mob, several may knowledge of Washington military die. I authorities who have been with-
Lawrence Page, a college student, I holding the announcement of the of William R. Page, president government’s policy util the two
of the traction company, was beaten so badly that he cannot live. Joseph Peginni, a taxi driver, mis-I taken by the mob for a strike breaK-er, and Douglas Denning, said to b*> a spectator, were shot and I expected to live.
aviators held were safe.
by Mexican bandits
ALIUS ICF DEALER HELD AS PROFITEER
NEWSPAPER EDITORS AND
are not ! Hy New*’ Special Service
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 19.—An or-iganization of newspaper reporters, editors and artists, with the object of improving the standards of theiover newspaper profession and to secure for active editorail employes increas-
ed salaries to meet the advances in the cost of living, has been formed here under the name of the “St. Louis Association of Journalists.” I Employes of the five English language newspapers published here and
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By New*’ S|>ccial Service
WASHINGTON. Aug. 18. Replete Scott Ferris of Oklahoma appeared before the house committee
control of “complete freedom” of choice as to
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covenant. He asserted that the league .debating the high cost of living to-council would have nothing whatever ^ aTj^ demanded that if producers to do with deciding whethei ne j aIV t>0 regulated all classes should
be controlled in a corresponding manner.
Mr. Ferris insisted that to do oth
Church assembly of Egypt,- a majority of whom were elected by the people he says, calls attention to the fact that Egypt ion troops, numbering one mrilion “fought on the side of the allies to make, as they believed the world safe for democracy and the right of national self-determination for all peoples.
Egypt, before the war, he says, was independent for all practical purposes, though under the nominal sovereignty of Turkey and subject to an annual tribute to Turkey On December 18, 1914, it is stated Great Britain removed the ruler of Egypt and appointed Prince Hussein as “sultan,” ostensibly as a war measure and assumed by the Egyptians to he such.”
When the time came for making peace Mr. Folk observes, “the Egyptian people naturally concluded that since, under the League of Nations they would be preserved from ex tertial aggression, the protectorate of Great Britain wTould be removed. But i they were doomed to disappointment.”
The Egyptian legislative assembly commission on the way to Pat is to present that country’s claims, it is I charged, was “interned by order of the British government upon reaching Malta.” Released upon the rec i ouimendations of General Allenby, it is said, it reached Paris, “only to find with amazement that a recog-I nition of the British protectorate Egypt had been written into
In conclusion, the brief states. “The condemnation of Egypt without a hearing before an international tribunal if one is established, would mean the continued subjection of Egypt to British bondage and continued mowing down by British machine guns of these liberty-seek-
know where and how to get in touch N‘‘w* service j representatives of press associations „ __
with the southern-born. We don’t ALTUS, Okla., Aug. 18. The first are eligibie to membership in the) ing people who fought with America
want and will no. ..avo northern blow was struck yesterday In Jack- " ........
Tank Factory at Healdton Burned
By News* Special .Service
ARDMORE, Okla.. Aug. 18.—Fire of unknown origin Sunday morning totally destroyed the plant ot Black, Sivalls k Bryson, tank builders at Healdton.
Approximate estimates place the loss at between $150,000 and $200,-000 The firm is one of the lergest tank building concerns in the Southern Oklahoma oil area. The plant will bt immediately rebuilt.
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United States had fulfilled its obligations in case of withdrawal from the league. Reiterating that the Monroe Doctrine is In no way impaired or interfered with, and that the country's return to normal conditions was dependent upon early ratification, President Wilson (that article ten is the very bone of the covenant.
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erwise would amount to a minimizing of production and the depopulation of the farms of the country. Such an outward action would play into the hands of the profiteers and the singling out of farmers would do positive harm in the present situation, according to the Oklahoma congressman.
By Annodated Pre**
AUSTIN, Tex., Aug. 19.—Governor Hobby today ordered the Texas National Guard prepared to respond to an emergency call for border service.
Partly cloudy tonight and tomorrow. Showers in the extreme west portion of state.
The question of how to get in touch with negroes who have gone north was discussed at the Memphis meeting of the Southern Alluvial Land Association several days ago and the subject will be a special order of business at the next meeting. The Association is an organization of bankers, land owners,
chamber of commerce, planters and lumbermen of the lower Mississippi Valley formed to serve, in a measure, the same purposes for the delta country as the chamber of commerce serves the town or city. At the last meeting It was said that
there is great need for more la
bor in the lower Mississippi Valley and especially for negro labor acquainted with southern agricultural methods and with cotton growing and handling.
soil county against the high cost of] living when State’s Attorney Pelly
issued a warrant for the arrest of I). M. Johnson, president of the Altus Ice & Fuel company.
Parties from Olustee visited the local ice plant and said Johnson refused to sell them ice in ton lots at his advertised rate of $1 a block
of 300 pounds, stating that they could have the ice for $2.10 a block, which is his retail price of 70 cents per hundred. Complaint was made to the state’s attorney and the warrants issued and Johnson made
bomi fir his appearance in court.
Almost universal dissatisfaction exists here because of the high pries charged. The chamber of commerce has learned from an investigation that citizens of Altus pay more for ice than any other town in this section of the state.
to make the world tary autocracy.”
The organization has taken a definite stand against affiliation with trades unions. Iii seeking wage adjust ipents .the association voted to require employes of each newspaper to bargain collectively with their, respective employers.
A majority of the editorial workers employed here have joined the association and plans are being made to affiliate With Other Similar organ-I By News* Special Service
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izations throughout the country with the view of forming a national association of newspaper men.
At the City Hall.
Y’ou are urged to be
— Milton Garner, Sec’y.
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MIAMI, Okla., Aug. 18.—Asking damages in the sum of $2,000 for each child, and $3,000 for herself. Monta Mooney has filed suit
in the district court against Underwriters Land Company for the death of her husband in one of the company’s mines.
She has eleven children, ranging in age from four months to twenty-six years. The total amount asked is’ $25,000.