Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - July 30, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma
Slowly, Painfully, But Surely, the People A re Beginning to Think, to Reason, and to Investigate for Themselves.—Robert G. lager soilWyt gfoa evening J^etost
VOLUME XVI. NUMBER 119ADA, OKLAHOMA. WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 1919.
TWO CENTS THE COPY
Chicago’s Race War
Now Spread to All Parts of
Ramsay's Child Chorus And Electrical Musical Extravaganza Great Feat
TO VOTION STRIKE
HOPI’: or UHLIK*' tx NM KS TO THU STRI HK HOV XI) CITY WM KS TMK REFERENDUM IS AWOLACED.
By New*’ Sf*ecial Service
CHICAGO, July 30. Strike-bound Chicago found hope tit relief in today’s announcement to the effect that the chietj§ of the surface and elevated men's union had planned a referendum vote on the strike among the entire membership of fifteen thousand.
Only six thousand attended tho meeting at which the leaders were overwhelmed and the strike vote taken. It was stated that another twenty-four hours may pass before a referendum can be completed.
SAYS HE \\ TREATY TIES
* MOVED TO SION »Y REASON OF OF FRIENDSHIP.
FIERLE FIGHTING SPREADS TO
A IX PARTS OF ITTY AND OFFILL* ES SEEM TO BE HEI/PLESS.
By th* A (woe in ted Pres*
CHICAGO, July 30.—Bitter fight-I ing between whites and blacks* spread last night and early today to all parts of the city, with officials* still refusing to call on state troops for aid.
With th* arrival today of two more regiments. eight thousand well armed men were resting at arms ready to quell the rioting. No ex-Planai;rn: was forthcoming from either en\ or slate officials as to why t!i* I st of dead had been permitted to reach twenty-six, with nearly a "ou-and suffering injuries.
On the north side the fighting proceeded tor several hours and in the residential districts of Woodlawn and Englewood, on the far south side. fierce guerilla warfare took place.
States Attorney Hoyne announced that th** August grand jury would investigate the race riots and attempt to tix the responsibility for the outbreaks.
Adjutant Gene* a1 Dickson, after making a tour of the danger zone, reported the situation much improved compared with yesterday. He said ’hat almost as .serious a situation was confronting the police ut the stockyards districts Berger Odman. white, was shot in the abdomen las* night and died this morning.
No Concord Between the Church and the World Sermon on ^Separation
W. .1. RAMSAY
Th* Nat ion’s Foremost Choirist.
By th* \»!*>c im e<i I’rws
WASHINGTON, July 29 In a message stnt to the senate with the Franco-American treaty, explaining its object, President Wilson said the treaty to provide assistance for France in unprovoked German aggression without waiting for a council of the league of nations to advise, and explained that it was an agreement not independent of the league, but under it. President WU-1* son said he was moved to sign the treaty by ties of friendship between France and America and the assistance France gave in America’s struggle for freedom.
By unanimous consent the treaty was laid before the senate in open session at the request of Chairman Lodge, of the foreign relations committee. At his suggestion it was later referred to the foreign relations committee without objections or discussion.
Ramsay, musical director Ham-Ramsay Revival Co., stated some time ago that the children’s chorus program, which he stages once in every city where a revival is held, would be th* guttiest thing of the kind ever seen in Ada. Facetiously he remarked that it was the only thing of the kind in the world and that he was the only man in the world who could do it.
All three of .his statements proved to be correct according to 'he testimony of those who witnessed at the big tabernacle The writer can truth-that in all his exiles never seen anv-
the program last evening, fully testify perience he
could equal it ,n any
BEI Ail AN FOREIGN AFFAIRS
COMMITTEE FOR I KARI E
By th# Associated PrpR*
BRUSSELS, Belgium. July 30. -The foreign affairs committee of the Belgian chamber of commerce has passed favorably upon the question of ratification of the peace treaty with Germany.
and 64 had a*-church. marched
SPAIN WOULD ADHERE
TY) I/EAGLE OF NATIONS
By th# Associated Press
MADRID, July SO.—The foreign minister introduced a bill in the senate today empowering the government to adhere to the league of Nations and the international labor agreement incorporated in the Versailles treaty.
SEEK TO REVOKE CHARTER
Of*’ A RADICAL SCHOOL
By the Associated Pre**
NEW YORK, July 30.—Complaint was filed today by Attorney General Newton, or New York state, in proceedings instituted at the request of a joint legislative committee investigating radical activities to revoke the charter of the Rand School of Social .Science was dismissed today by Supreme Court Justice Mr* Avey.
Maybe Walesey’s dad told him not to be exploited by our snobocracy —anyway, New York and Washington are the only places he'll visit.
Strike fever has even penetrated prison walls—in the Leavenworth military prison 2,500 are on a strike for shorter hours.
So me body has been fooling members of the British nobility who are* moving to Canada to escape the high cost of living.
Many believe that German mill-1 t&risin is only playing dead.
thin ^ that respect.
The big choir aphitheater was reserved and remained vacant until alter the evangelist had delivered a brief sermon last evening, and just as he closed his remarks the long line of children, boys and girls, with girls predominating, began to file in and take their places on the platform.
There were 286 gills boys in the chorus. They sem bled at the Methodist and at the appointed time to the tabernacle under the direction of Mr. Ramsay. The line of march, two abreast, extended from the city hall to the Harris hotel.
Mr. Ramsay first called attention to the* difficulty of keeping small children quiet when assembled together in large bodies, and to .-how the absolute discipline of the chorus he faced the audience, with the children to his back, and asked them to remain quiet for one minute. He held his watch and for one minute the entire chorus was as I he composed as if they were posing before the camera, and notwithstanding the fact that there was the greatest multitude of people present that has ever assembled in this city at any one time, you almost have heard a pin drop the floor of the choir platform.
The songs used were from the hymn book used at the tabernacle, the first being, "God Shall Wipe All Tears Aw’ay.”
Other songs sung by the chorus were, "Its th* Right Thing to do,” written by Mr. Ramsay; “You Will Outshine the Sun”; "Keep in Step With Jesus”; "Swing Song”; "If We All Stand True”; “Count on Me”; "Will Your Heart Ring True?”; “We Will Talk It Over Together By and By”; "Rork of Ages.”
In practically all of the songs jestures were used to make the words more forcible and not once was there an awkward move on the part of a single child in the chroiis, which showed the effect of most dillig* nt and indbstrious training.
The lighting equipment had been arranged with switches In easy
reach of the director and the globes were red. blue and green making it possible to give a most wonder-'ui * fleet to the various tableau 1 and pan tom ilie scenes which were interspersed throughout the program.
In tile fourth song, "Keep in Step With Jesus.” the children whistled 'he chorus, and then hummed it, doing it with the ease and perfec-tion of a trained chorus of the stage. ,
When the "Swing Song” was,
-ling Mr. Ramsay asked for the loan of a baby, and some lady presented a bouncing baby boy only four* mouths old. The baby was placed in a swing with a safety seat just over he pulpit and during the song j swuiii’ to and fro. With the electrical effects to enhance it the scene w.*s most striking, and the littl fat youngster in the swing seemed to enjo> it better than any one.
At th<* Battle’s Front” was one of the most impressive numbers on the program. While singing this song the chorus marked time, and with the eyes closed you could hear trie tread of an army passing a giver point, Hie tread becoming fainter i all/ecl and fainter as they disappeared into the distance, finally passing beyond earshot.
In the prohibition song, “Count On Me,” a part of the chorus left the platform in single file and in perfect order and completely circled the tabernacle carrying the American flag at the head and at the end of the procession.
In the song, "Will Your Heart Ring True?” there 1r a line in the chorus with the question, "When the clapper strikes the gong will your hear! ring true?” At this time chorus was provided with small bells, and when this sentence was reached In the song, the bells were used with powerful effect.
What Mr. Ramsey termed a pic-
lure of Heaven was a most solemn
uld and impressive scene. The big cross on | in the center of the chorus rostrum was lighted blood red and all other lights extinguished. It was. indeed, a picture of Heaven If such a picture rould be imagined.
"Rock of Ages” was sung with Miss Ramsay clinging to the lighted cross and holding the hand of little Martha Elizabeth Ham who stood at th** foot of the cross. During the song the children of the chorus all knelt and the audience joined in the singing. Miss Ramsay was clad ni white and draped with th** American flag, making a most wonderful and impressive picture.
The program’s patriotic finale v;»x the most impressive we have * ver witneased. Miss Ramsay stood at th** front in patriotic draperies as the Godess of Liberty, wearing an electrically lighted crown. A part of the chorus, with crowns of silver effect, were brought to the (Continued on Page Eight.)
four Million Are Destitute In Old Poland
TIV M MTE
PRECAUTIONS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL DOCUMENT LANDS IN STATE DEPARTMENT’S STRONG VAULT.
By News* Special Service
WASHINGTON, July 30—Unusual steps to guard the official text of the French treaty submitted to the senate yesterday are being taken pending final action upon the document by that body. These precautions will continue until the doc-* ument is finally deposited in the state departmeifl vaults, according to Secretary Sanderson, of the senate. The senate was not In session today.
By lh# Associated Pres#
WARSAW, Poland. (By Mail It is estimated that there are 4,000,000 destitute persons in Poland. including 2,000,000 mothers and children. For five years the struggling armies of Russia and the Central Powers swept back and forth over the country. Thousands of houses and buildings were destroyed.
Now that peace has settled upon the rest of the world, Poland is still engaged in frontier warfare. From the Baltic to the Carpathian*. on a front three times the length of the former western one, the Poles are moblized. Even women and girls are performing military service not as their French and American sisters were in hospitals and ambulances, but on the firing lim with rifles In their hands.
Despite these conditions, the I new Polish government is making a determined effort to care for its civilians, with the assistance of relief agencies. The Amer-i iran Red Cross have already sent to Poland a dozen trainloads of sup-j lies clothing, medicines, and child-I ren s food. What this has meant to the m*w republic is summed up in the statement of the Polish government official who told the Red Cross workers:
"You are saving a race which has struggled for independence for hundreds of years, and are winning their everlasting gratitude and friendship.”
REV. M. F. HAM
America’s Greatest Evangelist. *
This morning ut a few minutes before ten when Prof. Ramsay 1 walked under the Tabernacle, shouts of "Three Cheers for Ramsay" J were heard and a lusty cheer went up from every part of the audience. ; I he people evidently remembred the wonderful achievement of the chorus I program of Tuesday evening so masterfully presented by the young people J trained by this girted song-leading evangelist.
I lit* preacher, Rev. Ham, read several verses of Scripture concerning sowing two kinds of seed, plowing an ox and an ass together, and wearing mixed cloth. Hts sermon was very searching and we give brief extracts below.
WILL NOT RATIFY GERMAN TREATY UNTIL WE RATIFY THE TREATY WITH HER.
I his is the most unpopular and unpleasant message I shall have to bring to you in this campaign. My tex; instructs you not to be unequally’ yoked together, to come out from among the worldly, to live a life of separateness. Separation is my theme.
Listen as I read these verses. They tell the condition I must warn you against. This is not scripture, but it is just as true;
Tile Chimb and th** World.
I he Church and the World walked tar apart on the cnanging shore of time.
And the World was singing a giddy song and the Church a hymn sublime.
Come gi\e me your hand.” said tin* merry World, “and walk this way with int*.
But Hie good church held her snowy hand and solemnly answered nay.
I will not give my hand at all and I will not walk with you,
\ oui way is the way to endless death and your words are all untrue.”
By the Associated Press
PARIS, July 30.—rDisposition to delay final action on the ratification of the German treaty until the United States senate acts on the proposed France-American military treaty was indicated today by those in touch with the situation.
Former Premier Viviano, chairman of the Chamber of Deputies peace treaty committee, expressed the opinion that the execution of The treaty would be completed in time for discussion on August lith. The debate probably will take three weeks, and the vote might be taken by the end cf August unless action is delayed as suggested.
Ham Boiled Down
grasped it and walked along, too simple to please my taste
saying in accents , I will give you
FIRST DIVISION SOON
TO ENTRAIN FOR BREST
By the Associated Press
COBLENZ, July 30.—The First Division of the American army will begin entraining for Brest on their return to the United States about August 15th, according to informal information front central headquarters. This will leave only about 8.000 American troops in the Army of Occupation.
MURDERED HIS MOTHER;
ESCAPES AND SUICIDES
j Bv the Associated Press
KELLERTON, la., July 30.- Roy Emerson of Creston, Iowa, recently convicted of murdering his mother. I early today escaped the guards taking him to Mount Ayr jail, and sui-hanging himself under the bridge nearby, using bis a rope.
elded by highway coat for
Hank ion of
Ford’s unexpurgated opin-lawyers would doubtless make snappy reading, but it could not be printed in a family journal.
Investigation worked word.
is a badly over-
Half shyly the Church approached the World and grave Him her hand of snow;
The obi World “Your dress is wear,
Rich velvets and silks for your graceful form, and diamonds hair.”
I he Church looked down at her plain white lobe and then at the dazzling w orld.
And blushed as she saw Iris handsome lip with a smile contemptuous curled.
‘I will change my dress for a costlier one,” said the Church with a smile of grace,
I hen her pure white garments drifted away and the world give in their place
Beautiful siting and shining silks and roses and gems and pearls,
And over her forehead her bright hair fell curled iii a Thousand curls.
I he angels drew near thef Mercy Seat and w hispered iii sighs her name, The saints their anthems of rapture hushed and covered their heads with shame,
And a voice came down through the hush of heaven from Him who sat on the throne—
‘ I know thy work, and how thou hast said I ani rich and hast not known That thou art naked and poor and blind, and wretched before my face; Therefore from my presence I cast thee out and blot thv name from my face.”
When God. wanted1 a people to represent Him, He told them they must separate themselves from other peoples.
God can not use any man as long as he is a companion of any man who is opposed to God’s plans.
It is not God’s fault that your town hasn’t been blessed. As long as you will support men and measures that antagonize this meeting you can not expect a blessing.
\ ou are in the world but God will not accept your service if you are yoked up with the world. Ile will not even accept your service if your children are cussed.
A lot of you folks act as if God was just a big jellyfish or a bunch I Of mush. I tell you He is tired of this slip-shod hit and miss style of worship that the a\erage church espouses today.
God will not accept th** service of any man who is bag-throttled and tied to the business of this world.
Whenever you gel tied up with an organization that is unfriendly to Christ you are liable to be compromized.
If is not the mission of th* church in this world to provide pleasure I for people, neither can you keep any amusement innocent that is in th* hands of an unbeliever.
You are to have absolutely no uniotx with unbelievers. No man ever married an unbeliever wrho did not destroy his capacity for usefulness in the Lord's work.
A strong Christian must abstain from all wine. No Christian should rejoice in anything save the Lord. If he does he only sows evil for himself. The only sure joy is in the Lord. The only person who is sure of always rejoicing is he that joys in the Lord.
"If I were going to be a liar I would be a good one, I wouldn’t
be a little tw’o by four.”
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‘Our standards have gotten sc
low today that is is almost impossible for us to f^el conviction for any sin.”
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# "There isn’t any better indictment against a man than the fact that he is afraid to participate in a religious revival.”
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“There are some people who will not go to the meetings because the meetings have made some demands which they are unwilling tp meet.*' * * *
"The evangelist blasts the stone out ot the quarry, the pastor breaks off the rough corners and the teacher polishes it and fits it for the ! builder’s use.”
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"You refuse to come to this taben-acle because you say that I am personal. I am personal simply because I happened to ring your number, that’s all.”
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"I can’t walk down the street without encountering crowds of frivolous, foolish, silly young heathens whose ambitions are no higher than the length of a woman's skirt."
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You card playing, dancing hypocrites have sold Jesus for much less than Judas got for him. You ar** lower down than Judas. In fact when some of you get to hell you will have to get an airship to get the bottom of it.”
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It I could preach a sermon in hell I could depopulate it in less time than I have been engaged in this sermon tonight. When you have been in heil iV while you would give all you ever possessed to have the opportunity of the gospel just one more time.”
Charity isn’t the only thing tha should begin at home.