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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - December 4, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma Battling Wallace Reid Does Some Remarkable fist lighting in «The lone Burglar,” and Be Rather Likes the Roughness; Liberty Today ®je heiring VOLUME XVL NUMBER 226 WWW RETURNS FOR THR SIXTH TI MI-: IX SKVKX AMRICH'AX' MILLIONS ARB *«£ ■T?VE..!^MKN7>T,0f WASTI® BT JRKXCH PEO. (KKI>K|l RXI KASK.    STRICH    BX    COUNTRY ADA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1919 “THE MILL WILL NEVER GRIND WITH THE WATER THAT HAS PASSED” ' THREE CENTS THE COPY By th* Associated Press WASHINGTON. Dec. 4.—A surplus of $2,342,851 in postoffice operation for the fiscal year 1919 was announced in the annual report today of Postmaster General Burleson. The figures are subject to some adjustment which would increase the surplus. Mr. Burleson said, adding that this was the sixth time in the •even years of the present postoffice admin 1straton that the revenues had exceeded expenditures. An aggregate surplus of more than $35,000,000 as compared to and aggregate deficit of more than $50,000,000 for the preceding seven year period is show n in an appended table. "The cause of the change is immediately apparent." the report says of this comparison. "Whereas the revenues under this administration increased $737,597,818. or at the rate of 50.86 per cent, compared with the seven year period prior to the time it assumed office, the expenditures increased only $643,335,-795. or at the rate of 42.49 per cent. The difference between the increase in expenditures and the increase in revenues, less losses, equals the amount of the net change in favor of the public treasury." Much of the criticism leveled at the department's financial policy, Mr. Burleson said, "was due to lack of complete and accurate information." “The facts as presented." he added, "tell a story of achievement. They do not call for explanations or apologies and none are given. The administration stands squarely on its record." Discussing improvements in the service, Mr. Burleson said nothing had been left undone within his authority “to effect readjustments In the interest of all the people and not in that of any special class" adding: "Because of the curtailment of what may he termed ‘special class’ postal facilities there has grown up strenuous hostility upon the part of a limited number of ‘special interest.’ the expense of whose private business was largely paid bv the government instead or by themselves. This has particular reference to the modifying of the second-class mailing privilege which until the advent of the present administration had been grossly abused." Improvements made are summarised as follows: "Inauguration of the air-mail service; establishment of the ‘space system' in determining the compensation of railroads for carrying the mail; readjustment of railway mail service in the interest of both improvement and economy; readjust, ments of organizations in post offices, methods of service, and distribution of supplies, on a basis of sound business principle; inauguration of rural and city motor service and village delivery service; extension of box and collection service and postage-stamp, mon cr-order and registry facilities to patrons on star routes; improvements ii the registry system, insured parcel post, and methods of handling dead letters; readjustment of rural delivery service, providing more equitable distribution of facilities to patrons al- Bjr t In? A SAO cia ted Frew PARIS; Dec. 3.—American tourists are being urged by the government to come to France. Hundreds of thousands of them, possibly a million, are expected to bring here! millions of dollars that will rebuild I France. Aside from the idea of! cementing the two nations* friend-1 ship through better acquaintance,! the tourist movement is regarded by! those interested as a great new bus!-1 ness enterprise immediately and Im-. mensely profitable and one that will; grow. Incidentally, it is said, the coming of Americans who can af* ford European travel at its present j cost will aid in the various forms of foreign financial aid France is seeking. A government department called the National Office of Touring was established recently to engineer a publicity campaign for foreign visitors and to supervise service bureaus to make travel pleasant and to prevent overcharging. An unofficial corporation supported by rairoads, hotels, travel agencies and others who profit by touring has been organized. It is the French Touring Company. Through it: agents are being sent to the United States and elsewhere. Americans will be offered French railroad tickets. travel programs and similar information. Newspapers have not been enthusiastic over the plan. The EXCELSIOR said "the public fears the economic disturbances their coming might cause" in referring to the proposed visit of the much talked of "million Americans". It explains that '‘everything ie already beyond reach in price and there is no room in the hotels. What will conditions be when it becomes necessary to lodge and feed these new guests who do not look at the cost of things?" To remedy such conditions, thej governmental agency suggests that when heavy travel begins in April conditions will be more nearly nor-* mal. A definite plan to reserve rooms for coming tourists has been inaugurated already. All hotels in France, numbering about 25,000., have been asked to submit their j rates and to pledge themselves not to charge more in the case of tNfej government-conducted travellers. BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ■IMBER OF COMMERCE ■ ORGANIZE AND ELECT ■ OFFICERS.    | LAWTON CONGRESSMAN REVIEWS COUNTRY’S ACCOM PLI8HMENTS IN PEACE AND WAR.. The recently elected board of di-1    . .    . rectors of the Chamber of Commerce ; Democn*y a»d American ism were composed, under the new order, of J keynotes of the speech deliver-fifteen members, met in the parlor oefore a capacity audience in of the Harris Hotel this morning at! the district court Foom last night 9 o’clock, elected John Smith, cash-! by Congressman Scott Ferris. Every. ier of the Guaranty State Bank, Iseat in the court room was occn-president of. the body for the en-j Pied, all the available chairs in the (Sinner VOQ I* av**!    ____ Ktiiliiiniv k    I-_____« * •    « suing year, and perfected a permanent organization. Every member of the board was present on time and manifested an enthusiasm that is new in civic circles in this city. R. C. Roland was elected temporary chairman and presided until the organization of the board was completed. The election of a president was declared to be the first order of business and four names were placed in nomination, John Smith, F. J. McFarland, J. E. Hickman and Marvin Brown. All votes were taken by secret ballot, and while all nominees for the presidency declined the honor the chair ruled them out of order and declared that the four mentioned ► should submit to a contest. The bal- building had been brought in, and R many were left standing at the rear of the hall when the Lawton man began his address. "I have served under three presidents since I went to congress twelve years ago,** said Mr. Ferris. "During the administration of Mr. Roosevelt there was very little of performance in the way of constructive legislation. The same is true of the administration of Mr. Taft. But since Woodrow Wilson entered the White House to lead a'Democratic administration the record of acheivqment has never been surpassed in .the history of the republic." Reviewing the history of the present administration Mr. Ferris men- lot revealed that fact that John i tioned and explained many of the aD oven?helmiHg ma-! most important measures adopted v    votes    cast    and    on    a.    since 1912. He emnhasized Hip im- su sequent motion was elected unan portance of the Federal Reserve Act, imously. Marvin Brown was un ani- mously elected Tice president and In I*!®Jwllich ,s not advocated the same manner F. E. Bowman:    r    ngreBS'    He    men- is elected treasurer. After deciding that the president the same manner F. E. Bowman' a> mem per of congress. He men-was elected treasurer.    tioned    measures    passed    to    safe- Km,.... In response to the call for coal diggers twenty-three boys at East Central Normal Signed up today to im in tHiEir 'n!DKXMANVS*'^KXm^?*    ^    i°J.1*6 C°a> fields “d I AL DHIMAN WAS SENDING NEGROES HE CANCELS REQUEST FOR TROOPS. WITH ( RIM!NAL CONTEMPT ■IS FILED BEFORE FED.I m JUDGE ANDERSON. ■ work iu the mines. The state coun cil had requested Dr. Gordon to tarnish one or two units of diggers, and when he presented the matter to    - the student body twenty-three of By ,h. Aworth Pr— .the boy, signed up forthwith. A    INDIANAPOLIS.    Ind.. Dec. 4. ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦    ♦: ♦    WK    SCOOP    ’EM    ♦ ♦   + By the Associated Presa      _    __ OKLAHOMA CITY. Dec. 4.—Gov-I number of'Where "Ire'“expwied to1 MaeAh.^rv^f ^h^den^.'m^r' , 4.~ ernor J. B. A. Robertson today can-1 Join in immediately.    Uce wU OTtto motion t.d,.JUtn celled his request for federal troops Among the volunteers to join the bring about the aDnearanee at feder to protect mine properties in Okla-! diggers at the dermal are four of ai court here at an early date of hoiua when he learned that two the t«si*har« *hn win m vith »Kanu«    »---- ..    .    .. ,ready served and extensions of facilities to those citizens who had theretofore been denied any service at all; complete reorganization of (Continued on Page Eight) CHICAsTfEELS FIRST STING OF COAL FAMINE By the Assoc lated Press CHICAGO, Dec. 4.—With the dosing of thpusands of non-essential industries, throwing 200,000 men out of work, and the adoption of a 6*4 hour burins? day for stores and office buildings. Chicago today felt the first actual effects of the coal famine. Theatres are limited to five evening performances and one matinee s week and service of local transportation lines and suburban roads have been curtailed to the minimum requirements. More nonessential industries will be closed each day as their small fuel supply is exhausted and thousands more thrown out of work. Nteistertal Alliance The minister’s Alliance met Tuesday and set the first Tuesday of each month, IO a. in., at the Christian Church as time and place of future meetings. The Armenian Relief Drive was presented and discussed; after which tho following motion carried: “I more that the Ministerial Alliance endorse the American Relief Drive as worthy of our support." Let a Want Ad get it for jog. ♦ The News realizes that its ♦ ♦ readers are not dullards, at the ♦ ♦ same time we can’t refrain • ♦ from calling attention to the ♦ ♦ fact that the little box on the • ♦ masthead of this paper is not ♦ ♦ a joke in claiming that the ♦ ♦ Newe is "Supreme in This Dis- ♦ ♦ trict."    + ♦ Just recently the News in- ♦ ♦ stalled the telephonic system ♦ ♦ of taking the Associated Press ♦ ♦ Reports which increased the ♦ ; ♦ quantity of our telegraph news ♦ * ♦ more than three times. Get- ♦ ♦ ting dispatches at 10:00 in the +1 ♦ morning, at 12:15 and 2:00 in +! ♦ the afternoon we are able to ♦ * ♦ scoop any paper that reaches ♦ ♦ Ada. and carry the news that ♦ [ ♦ does not appear in Buy other ^ ♦ paper which reaches the city. ♦ Ae an example: On Tuesday ♦ ♦ we carried the text of the pres- ♦. ♦ ident's message to congress. ♦ ♦ The afternoon papers of the ♦ ! ♦ cities which reach Ada had ♦ ’ ♦ gone to press and failed to ♦ ! ♦ carry the message until the ♦ next day. The morning pa- #j ♦ pere of the following morning ♦ , ♦ which reach Ada carried it but ♦, ♦ the people had read It in this ♦ ♦ paper the evening before. The +j ♦ same with the cancellation of ♦ ♦ his request for federal troops ♦ ♦ by Gov. Robertson after he ♦ ♦ learned that colored troops ♦ > ♦ were to be sent, an account of ♦, ♦ which appears in this paper to- ♦ I ♦ day, but which did not appear ♦ ! ♦ In today*s Oklahoma City Times + !♦ and which will appear In no ♦' ♦ other paper reaching here until *J ♦ it appears in the Oklahoman ♦ ' :♦ and the Dallas News tomorrow +; I ♦ morning. Many other Instances ♦ ♦ could be cited.    +1 ♦ The meaning of all which Is ♦ I ♦ that the Evening News is in j ♦ reality a newspaper In the met- ♦ , ♦ ropolttan sense and is serving ♦ ♦ its constituency aa liberally $ ♦ and aa efficiently aa any other ♦ ♦ newspaper    in any other city, ♦; ♦ We thank    you.    +; ♦ ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ the teachers, who will    go with    the    the eighty-four international and dis- boys to the    mines and    help lift    the    trict officials of the United Mine fuel to the    suZ&ce of the earth.    Workers of America against whom Dr. Gordon    announces    that the    fa-    information charging criminal con cupy will assist the boys in everyj tempt of court was filed yesterday Possible way, and that if any stu-,with United States District Judge dent finds time to do any studying, Anderson. his papers will *be graded free of A general charge against the min-charge.    .heads, alleging that since the Transportation will be furnished lssuance .°f the injunction against MICKIE SAYS companies of negro infantrymen were to be sent to the state from Columbus, N. M. In a message to Major General Joseph Rickman, commander pf the southern division of the army at San Antonio, Texas, Governor Robertson declared these troops would only "involve us in unnecessary conflict and confusion” lnuuponsuoii win oe lurmsnea --------  ui    *ujuucuun    against and formerly withdrew his request.    going    to the coal fields aud I *n^raging the strike or action to Governor Robertson characterized iT ia supposed that the local con-    the    prw?u,cV°]1    coal every sending of nefero troops to Oklahoma! At will be ordered out limned- hv rJi?ivjl^S    *1    ^uncli®n as a "needless waste of lime and ex- | ‘ately-pense.** Governor Robertson’s message read: "General Dickman, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. "Thank you for offering troops to police coal fields but I am advised that these troops are negro troops and if this is true, It would J be a needless waste of expense and time to send them. It would only involve us in unnecessary conflict! and confusion. If these are negro! t roops, I hereby withdraw my request and urge that you do not send i #h*:n under any circumstances. "Respectfully J. 3. A. Robertson. Governor."    I Tho negro troops to have been here were two companies of the 24th Infantry, stationed at Colusa-i bus. They were to have been used! in protecting volunteer coal miners.* COM id I ..    °    o v    vi «vtiua tu J, limit the production of coal every otficial has violated the Injunction by privately consenting that the strike be continued and by maintaining such an attitude toward the membership. The attitude of the government throughout is evidenced * that their merely refraining from returning to work after the strike order has been resented and the injunction issued, the men are guilty of violating the court’s mandate. President Lewis of the United ■ TOSS XT MOWttt Kl m 9Ee«LERS FROOoelB OB TUE ' .-V. is* ^ / O-' "• |P«M*eNrtB W4 KUTWTVO ARBAN'N I' M me Workers specifically charged IWUI1R W WWUOWBQOUtUl OF “ta* HOM* PQUBX I MER J UHT Ag GREAT POLITICAL HONORS COME Bf the Associated Piece NEW ORLEANS. La., Dec. 4.— Charles J. Bell, former treasurer of the sub-treasury here, and who was expected to be tbs choice of the republican state convention tonight as gubernatorial nominee, died at his home here late yesterday. Mr. Bell was TS years old. ITALIAN DISORDERS NOW ASSUME WARMKE ASPECT Bit the Associated Press DERSE, Switzerland, Dec. 3.— Disorders at various places in Italy have assumed revolutionary aspects, according % advices received here. purine BS insurrection at Turin, Lieut. Col. Ross! was seriously stabbed hi the back and fifteen other persons were Injured. with refusing to notify the members ] that the withdrawal order was issued and its purpose really was to cancel I the strike. The charge held that Mr. Lewis still refuses to send out such assurances. .. FRANK L. POLK FALLS r a , J™* ^ksnews hand ,;r ;/%-v ,-/%*    By ^ Associated Press ,’*' PARIS. Dec. 4.—Frank L. Polk. *-*:5^V^*^1-head of the United States delega-tion to lh© peace conference, sum-nioned Byron Von    chief of the German representatives of the Versailles Peace Conference on Mon-’r~ I?v,day and told him that Germany -v -hv.' ' 'J :*'‘\V    /' V* I    sh°uld not interpret as being in her „    favor any delay that might be en- < ountered in ratifying the Versailles ' •    ,rt*aty at Washington, according to newspapers here. -v    ;y.\\V V    VI “If there can be in the United States several different ways of un-„    demanding the treaty" Mr. Polk is quoted as telling Baron Von Lesner. ,horp are no two ways of understanding the obligations incumbent upon Germany nor the ties binding the United SUtes and her Allies. Hub of Willard School. Friday, Dec. 5, at 3 P. M. ■weather forecast I Violin solo-1---! Elizabeth’Wimbish I Address Hon. Luther Harrison f « L<lniKht and FrRUy- Business meeting, wanner tonight.    , Adjournment.   ----^    j,1CNUtul    guard the interests or the labor ele- should be empowered at his dis-’ ment> and stated that for years un-cretion to choose the executive com I der Republican ascendancy he had mittee of five members, none of seen petitions filed by labor re-whom should come from the official Presentjitives sent to the waste bas-family of the chamber but from • ket and pigeon holes by Speaker other members of the board, it was Cannon. • decided to proceed to the employ j With intense earnestness Mr. Fer- i mei«t ^ a ♦veC*retSryV foL year* i ris descrihed the entrance of this in order that all should have the nation into war after th* mmt nXrrU?hey,P°.SnihtS “21 imP°rtant rio„3 effort, Tkeep out^f war To ed the Q^LstSHE?    mentioned infamous MeLemore then ordered a vote as to whether the°lraa?e which** ff'°'"jt,fpart ln or not the present secretary should i ^    . ^kich offered to surren- be retained.    rights    of America on the When put to a vote O. N. Walker! seas. He stated that those ' * was chosen unanimously to succeed sl,PP°rted the MeLemore resolu-fft himself and a committee was ap- tion had consistently opposed all ne- f pointed to notify him'of the fact and c^a*Y war legislation and are op- % escort him to the meeting. Mr. Posing the national administration Roland in a few wellx chosen re- today °iar.uS’ Ln^?rmed him of tlle result Among the measures opposed by nrJilfri St ’ and ^r* Walker ex- the congressional Huns were the pressed his appreciation and pledged war declaration, the selective ser-the board a continuation of the vice act, the soldiers bonn? law. ^ ^ hole hearted service which bas th* hill fn :_.-anc ,1.    I , marked his administration in this Hi*Jincrease the pay of sol- , capacity for the past five years. e(1 The fliS, liLtJ    a1’?®*" In the person of Mr. John Smith    alien slacker law, and fav- the board has selected a man” who is SJL *    permi*tf^ free from every entanglement that slackers and objectors to vote them-might handicap a man in the per- se!ves out the service, formance of such an important task, ^r* ^err^s declared that opposi-and while he endeavored to pass the tion to the trea^y of Paris is based honor to someone else, he accepted on Personal hatred of President Wil-most gracefully at the last and son> whom the enemies of the ad-pledged the board the best efforts ministration have almost hounded that lie within his power.    into his grave. Many of those now oh * ?-er guidance of this able fighting the treaty began their unchristian gentleman and rising bus!- oosition to it before it had ever worir gnf1UAdJ» l1Jrain —Et th? been written and before they could business or/anfsa^n fov the yesr ^Bnt’when*thev"', » to come will be on* of th* inn at- ,    they kill the treaty, pleasant and profitable in its history. ,£!“*£• wni“k«f armament. They will exempt ♦ FRIENDS, WE THANK YOU ♦ mllitarism,froin every repression and ♦ With very few exceptions the ♦ force every free nation to arm itself ♦ business men of the cfty who ♦ to tke‘teeth.” ♦ are men of large affairs and ♦    ®Peeoh as a whole was warm- ♦ patrons of the News have either ♦ *y received by the audience,^ bun- ♦ called in person or by telephone <§» d^eds of whom crowded forward to J to congratulate the paper on ♦ «»®et the congressman. Mr. Ferris ♦ the only new year resolution ♦; left Ada this morning on the Frisco ♦ it has yet announced, the sub- ♦ for Holdenville, where he is to spend ♦ stance of which was that after ♦ the day.    - ♦ the first of January this paper ♦    ----- ♦ would not lend itself to the ♦ ♦ aid of the miscellaneous drives ♦ for money for purposes foreign ♦ to this city and community, so ♦ common since the war. ♦! ♦ We are glad to have the great ♦ ♦ majority of the men of affairs ♦ ♦ agree with our editorial policy, ♦ ♦ but should it occur that you ♦ ♦ cannot do so we assure you «p: ♦ that any stand this paper takes ♦} ®v th* Associates Pres* : 3: ♦ them.* ofe7h1me“hin“ WbanT X    “The ISa <**, ♦ era and nrnI rOBOB WIU move the Coal that has J rn ..IMI., th .it. ui ,0 .    J'    "    J—■ J    trsjr—• ♦ mistakes—as , ail papers do— 4 mis announcement was the devel- ♦ but it will have a backbone and wnant of the transportation ritoa- ♦ stand for what it thinks to be ♦ tion while the receivers were await- ♦ right so long as it remains ♦ Iing    th®    switching    of    a    car    of    coal ♦ under the present management. ♦    at    a mine    near    here    where the    first ♦ To say that we are immune ♦* coal wa* produced this week by vol-+ from the law of economic de- ♦ unteers. ♦ terminism and not account- +j According to information in the I v le t®, our constituency would    ♦    hands    of the receivers, three    caw ♦ be to lie and you know it. We    ♦    of coal    wart to be moved today. J    I    Employees of the Joplin and Pitts- T aad industrial interests of the ♦ burg street and interurban railway ♦ and 0the s^atr° of^ fJklahnmi’ I wiI1 refu®« to haul any voIunteeV ♦ Further than that we have no ♦ nelroisaimr at 7hJ\ ^ a interest whatRo*v*r rn    a! POrinission of the national officials ♦ spirft we SOT7S-& mt SSS*? a aa-* *• ms ♦ advice of thos# who constitute #| *ned the volunteers. ♦ our constituency, and we shall ti     111    -■ ♦ follow the rule regardless of    #,    ROME    REPORTS STRIKE ♦ the carping of critics or the in-    #    SITUATION VERY .CHRAVE ♦ fluence of those whose ideas ♦ ROME, Wednesday, Dec. 3.—The J are n11®” to this particular #] situation at Milan, calling out of a ♦ community    ♦ general strike there, is grave, ae-♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦*♦ cording to advices received hero. : RAILROADS TO HAUL ■ COAL SAYS ALLEN ;

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