Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - July 7, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma
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VOLUME XVI. NUMBER 99
ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, JULY 7, 1919President Wilson Charged With Organizing Secret Government
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FISHING EXCURSION FA HTY, COMPOSED OF OK HA HOM A NS, AUK THOUGHT TO BK I A*ST AT KEA.
Mrs. J. B. W a1 trip, sister gf Mrs. W. W. Sledge, who is visiting in Ada. called up Ardmore today regarding the five men who were reported to have lost their lives in a storm in a ship at Corpus Christi yesterday and learned that a message was received at Ardmore this morning stating that the ship which they were oil had been brought in and all had been saved. There were five Ardmore men in the party.
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CORPUS CHRISTI. Texas. July 7. —-Grave fears are felt here for the safety of six prominent Oklahoma oil men and a crew of three who were swept to sea today in a heavy storm,
At a late hour nothing has been heard from them, and very little hopes are held for them, as their boat was a small one. was unusually high.
In the party were:
J, J. McAlester, of Tulsa. McAlester. Okla.. who was host.
P. C. Dings, bander and financier of Ardmore.
B. A. Simpson, oil man and financier. of Ardmore.
X. B. Geagin. banker and oil man of Ardmore.
Thomas W. Champion, district judge, of Ardmore.
R. P. Poland, real estate man
The men were aboard the gasoline launch. aldo, as the guests of Mr. McAlester. They left here yesterday afternoon on a small cruise, fishing and pleasure seeking.
Earlv this morning a heavy gale came up of a sudden, and continued uqjiI mid-day. Since then nothing has been
heard of the boat.
First reports received in Oklahoma Citv indicated thai J. J. McAlester, former lieutenant governor, was the McAlester mentioned in the above dispatch. This was later disproved by news from McAlester, saying that the former lieutenant governor was ill at
CHAIRMAN GRAHAM OF SPECIAL
hoise committed says
( ll I KF EX FA TTI V E VIOLATED THE LAW.
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WASHINGTON. July 7.—Charges that President Wilson organized the Council of National Defense before war was declared with German}. la absolute violation of law, and thereby created a secret government which formulated all war legislation, dictated the country’s policies and befriended “big business’* were made today by Chairman Graham of the special house committee now investigating war expenditures.
The council minutes were read by Chairman Graham, together with a report in which he asserted that the council assumed such broad powers that Major General , of tilt Coe th als, former chief of purchase, non storage and traffic denied it, cabinet offictrs protested against it and Judge Gary accused it of oper-iting in flagrant violation of law.”
Mr. Graham concluded his remarks by saying that so far as he could find there hat! not been an act of war legislation not predetermined by the Council of National Defense before the declaration of war.
The charges of Mr. Graham against th* chief executive of the nation came like the explosion of a bombshell in the halls of congress, and many were visiby astonished at his boldness.
Dedicatory Service at Big Tabernacle Last Evening Over 2,000 People Present
HAS GOOD ATTENDANCE
The New County Officials Were Sworn in Today
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Kl A MI EN CE, ITALY. OCCUPIED
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ROME, July 6.—Florence has been occupied bv strong military forces and machine guns. The same thing has happen* d at most other rebellious towns, especially A neon i a and Brescia, where man> were wounded. In Genoa a mob tf* rid nee prices rvas orderly and no shops were ransacked.
CLAUD JACKSON IS HAM AND RAMSAY AFTER KILLED AE STRATFORD TH E DEVIL, HL THINKS
This was the regular meeting •lay for the members of the county commission of Pontotoc county, and also the time when the new officials tak^ the oath of office.
The commission met in regular j session and the following new com-; niiastoners were sworn in. J. I. I^aughlin and ll. E. Bibb. Mr. D. W. Swaffar was also sworn in as county tax collector and Mrs. Gladys T. Maddox was sworn in as his assistant. Mr. A. Floyd also took the oath of office as county ; superintendent, succeeding himself. This was all the changes made in i the officials of the county. A fuller report pf the commissioners* work will be given tomorrow after the I new commission is organized.
The meeting of the Confederate Veterans, their sons and daughters, at the city hall yesterday was one best meetings this associa-has had in a long while. Not only was the spirit of the meeting alive but the attendance was much bettei than usual on such occasions.
The main w'ork taken up was the entertainment of the veterans when they come to Ada for their state convention August 27, 28 and 29. Regarding this the committee was instructed to work with a committee from the Chamber of Commerce to the end that the coming reunion may be made a success in every detail. Bob Roland was added to the committee to get the assistance of the commercial body.
Captain IV. H. Fisher presided at yesterday’s meeting. Invocation was asked by Captain Roddy, after which R. C. Roland delivered an inspiring address to the veterans and their friends. Mr. Roland always entertains his audience, no matter what the occasion.
It was decided at the meeting yesUtdav that a day will he set , aside during the reunion as “Soldiers’ Day.” This day will be given over to the veterans of the world war and all soldiers of Pontotoc county, Ada and in fact the whole state will be urged to attend on this day and take part on ; the program.
Dipping Vat War Opens With Guns In Latimer Co.
RIOTS IN ITA IA
REDUCE COST OF
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ROME, July 7. Riots the high cost of living in Italy have resulted in forcibly ducing prices of many things, cording to reports
against central re-ac-
received from many places where disorders have occurred. Shopkeeper* bere decided todav to reduce their prices without waiting to be forced to such course by mob violence.
Community Player Meeting.
Everybody will be expected at the Tabernacle next Wednesday evening at the Community Prayer Meeting. Last week we had a great service. The dedicatory service Sunday evening was auspicious in every way. Let us make pVayer meeting for memorable service in the great evangelistic
this week a the plans for campaign now-
waging. Come and bring the entire rainily and be assured that you will be well repaid. ___
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Claud Iack.-«in. the ten-year-old , Mi son of Albert Jackson, killed himself at Stratford Saturday morning. The killing was caused by the accidental discharge of an automatic p sfo! with which Tie was playing.
Dr. F. R. Laird, uncle of the boy. told a News reporter today that the boy had taken the pistol un- j
known to his mother to their barn near the holist. Soon the discharge of the gun was heard, but Mrs.
Jackson took it to be an explode torpedo, and made no investigation. But the city marshal of Stratford also heard the report and heard a bullet whiz by, thus realizing that a pistol had bPbn dis
charged. He went to find who discharged the pistol and found thejppig,»p the
boy in the top of the barn, a bullet |and ha - a hole in bis head. The boy was
Funeral services were held at the family home yesterday attended bv a large concourse of sympathizing friends of the heart-broken parents.
GIANT DIRIGIBLE SAVED
BY VERY NARROW MARGIN
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MINEOLA, N. Y., July 7.—The big dirigible R 3 4 was torn from its moorings this morning by a violent gust of wind. The cross girder holding the rope snapped under the strain, ripping a six foot hole in her gas bag. The giant dirigible was saved from being blown away by three hundred men who seize*, the guy ropes and held her
They want them on the j <Jown w1th the greatest difficulty.
E. Dahlinger. first vice-president of the Mammoth Department Store, Shawnee, has Just recently wi it‘en a letter to the ministerial I
alliance of this citv, iii which he speaks very highly of the Ham-' Ramsay company, and in which he congratulates the %city on securing them for a campaign. The letter follows:
“Gentlemen: I am informed that
you are about to open a campaign j against the devil with Ham and Ramsay to lead the fight. I w*as not only asked but anxious to come down right iji the beginning and tell you of the benefits derived in just such a meeting in Shawnee. In the first place Dr. Ham is an able and forceful speaker; he de-very appearance of sin j way of bis own in deal- ; lug with it. Mr. Ramsay, his able assistant, has a faculty of making j you sing whether you want to or not. Both are clean-cut. Christ tan J gentlemen and any community who Invites them v'*ll In* greatly benefited. Shawnee was fortunate in having the Ham-Ramsay revival. It did not only add to the membership of every protostent church, but it made better Christians of those w'ho already belonged. The leading business houses in this city not only Indorsed, hut attended the meetings. At times we closed the stores and attended in a body. This store with Its employees supported Hara-R am say of which we are Justly proud.
“I regret thai I cannot be present at the opening bud give my testimony in person. I leave for New York City early Monday morning, but should I get hack before the meetings close I will try to attend at. least one day.
Ada Lodge No. 119, A. F. St A. M., meets in regular monthly communication at S o'clock this evening. A good attendance is requested.
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WILBURTON, Okla., July 7.~ Unless the prompt arrest of the first to open hostilities summarily puts an end to all efforts at violence, Latimer county seems threatened with the most relentless fight which has yet developed in Oklahoma in connection with the state and federal i governments’ campaign to eradicate fever ticks from cattle herds. More than IOO farmers are said to have sworn to assist each other in resisting. by force of arms, any deter- ; mined effort on the part of officers to require the dipping of cattle and. within the last week, four dipping vats have been dynamited.
The arrest of Bob and Rich Johnson and Ed Henning, reported last night by Sheriff John Shaw, \ followed the disarming of five deputy sheriffs who were driving fifty heal of cattle to a dipping vat. The Johnson brothers and Henning had appeared, from ambush, with rifles drawn, and commanded the officers to quit the game. Fear of getting! three of their number killed caus-j ed the officers to withdraw' but warrants were immediately issued and, headed by Sheriff Shaw, a posse of officers last night sur-prised the resisters and placed them I undrtr arrest.
Because of a threat to rescue the j prisoners, the three men were rush- I ed to the state penitentiary for I safe keeping. Seventy-five anti-dippers were said to be armed for j J the attempted rescue. Twenty-five arrests, altogether, have been made In the last tw'o days. No developments occurred today and it is be-lieved the backbone of the resist-I anc-1 has been broken.
The Ham-Ramsay revival campaign formally opened at the big tabernacle last evening, w'here more than two thousand people came ear-; ly to learn the plans for the forth- ! coming campaign, to acquaint them- , selves with the program for the! next few' weeks, and to listen to an eloquent sermon by F. Erdman Smith, Dean of the Oklahoma Baptist University at Shawnee.
The ministerial alliance of this city planned the meeting last evening for the purpose of dedicating the tabernacle and invited one minister and tw'o laymen from Shawnee, w'here the Ham-Ramsay Co. recently held a revival, but Dean* Smith was the only one of the invited guests w'ho responded.
President Gordon, of the Normal, chairman of the revival committee, presided and Prof. A. L. Fentem, chairman of the publicity commit-! tee. lead the choir.
The services opened with singing by a choir of several hundred I voices, after which Rev. Crutchfield, a venerable minister who is in the city the guest of his son, Wallace M. Crutchfield, pastor of the Methodist church of this city, delivered the invocation.
The scripture lesson of the even- j ing w’as read by Rev. Morris, of the Baptist church, and consisted of the first fourteen verses of the first chapter of John. This wras followed by prayer by Rev. Duncan, of the Nazarene church, after which a quartet, composed of Rev. W. M. Crutchfield, L. T. Walters, C. E. Cunning and A. L. Fentem sang a beautiful song entitled, “Save the Boys.”
Next came the general revival announcements by Rev. Beck, of the Presbyterian church and chairman of the tabernacle committee. Among other things Rev. Beck announced that a gateman with full police powers would look after the grounds during the revival campaign; that roped spaces would be provided for cars: that all cars would be in his care and that the gateman would assume full responsibility for their care and that people would not be allowed to drive cars in or out of the grounds after 8:15; that a nursery had been provided at the rear of the tabernacle where infants would be taken care of by competent nurses: that a hydrant had been installed at the rear where drinking water could be had. etc., etc.
The revival services will open at 8: Ort o'clock each evening, the song service running until 8:30. and those entering the grounds after that hour are asked to enter at the 10th street entrance instead of th** Rennie Ave. entrance.
After the general announcements by Rev. Beck, Prof. Fentem announced that there would be another preliminary service at the tabernacle Wednesday evening. He also called attention of the audience to the fact that the publicity committee (Continued on Page Eight.)
ANDREW BONAR LAW SAYS, HOWEVER, THAT NECESSARY STEPS ARE BEING TAKEN TO GET HIM.
By the Associated Press
LONDON, July 7.—The Allies have not yet made any official representation to the Dutch government regarding the extradiction j of the former German kaiser, but necessary steps are being taken in the matter, Andrew Bonar Law, chancellor of the exchequer and I government spokesman, declared in the house of commons today. An-ewering the further question as to whether any unofficial communication had been sent to Holland on the question, Law’ replied, "I w-'ould rather not say.”
PRESIDENT WTESON WILL
ADDRESS SENATE THURSDAY
By tho Associated Press
WASHINGTON, July 7.—President Wilson addresses the senate on the peace treaty and the League of Nations at 12:15 p. rn. Thursday, according to an announcement made* here *oday.
THE BIG DIRIGIBLE WILL START HOMEWARD TOMORROW
By the Associated Press
NEW YORK. July 7.—Major Scott, commanding the big dirigible R-34. definitely announced today that the dirigible would start its return journey at five o’clock tomorrow', flying over Boston. The R-34 w’ill not circle over New' York before turning east, he said.
THE PRESIDENT WILL REACH HOME TUESDAY
By the Associated Press
ON BOARD U. S. S. GEORGE WASHINGTON, July 7.—The Pres-dential fleet, steaming toward New York harbor, encountered the first breath of the heat wave which has been prevailing along the Atlantic . coast yesterday, accompanied by humidity and fog. President Wilson rested the bettei part of the day and spent some time on the upper decks. Today he will finish his congressional address. All arrangements have been made for arriving at New York early Tuesday afternoon, and in Washington Tuesday night.
SECRETARY LANSING TO
BE RELIEVED BY POLK
By the Associated Pros*
PARIS, July 7.—Announcement was made today that Frank I. Polk, acting war secretary, has been asked to come to Paris to relieve Secretary Lansing as head of the American peace mission, if Polk’s health will permit.
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ALLIES DISCUSS MATT™
OF <■ ERMAN CENSORSHIP
By the Associated Prong
PARIS. July 7.—Revival of cen-1 sorship on communications with Germany was the program for dis- i mission at the Allied council aes- j sion this afternoon. It is under- t stood that the supreme council on economics has recommended that 1 the censorship be lifted coincidentally w ith the raising of the block-1 ade. I
The News begins today the publication, serially, of the “Covenanter Letters/’ the same being an analysis of the Covenant of the League of Nations, and written by eminent men.
These letters were prepared by William Howard Taft, Ex-President of the United States; Geo. W. Wickerham, formerly United States Attorney General; A. Lawrence Lowell,, president of Harvard University, and Henry W. Taft, of the New York Bar.
There are twenty-one letters in all and by special arrangement with Doubleday, Page & Co., of New York, who will soon bring them out in book form, the News will carry one letter each day until the entire series has appeared. Those who wish to familiarize themselves with what the Covenant really means, will find the Covenanter Letters very interesting and instructive.