Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - June 14, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma
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VOLUME XVI. NUMBER 80ADA, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 1919
TWO CENTS THE COPYLabor Organizations in Gigantic Protest Against Beer Prohibition
* 1 World Democracy Will Be
1 Key Note of Educators
Meeting at Milwaukee
STAUTS UNDER MOST FAVORABLE OO X RITI OX S AXD
PROMISES TO BE A WONDERFUL SUCCESS.
Ttu Home Building and Loan Association of Ada is now ready for business. The charter has been granted by the secretary of state, all forms printed, and the necessary stock sold to put the company on a firm and solid foundation. The directors of the company come from the leading business and professional men of the city and at their next meeting which will be held next week they will choose the officers who art to manage the affairs of the new business
The idea for organizing a home building association in this city has been incubating for years, but it took definite shape only about two months ago. Captain L. D. Abney, who is one of the most public spirited young men of the city, gave impetus to the movement when he came to this city to live about fhe first of April. He with John P. McKinley arranged the necessary papers and solicited the citizenship in placing the stock. These two men more than any others are due the credit for starting the business off under such favorable auspices.
The Home Building and Loan Association of Ada is a patriotic organization as much as financial. The men who have developed the company to its present status have don** so gratis and the total expens* of the business to date is less than $2«.». Not a cent has been paid for selling the stock nor for any other pu pose except'for legal publications which the law requires. And no officer or director of the company expects to profit in salaries until the business reaches the stage where their whole time and attention to the business is necessary. The object of the association is to help men secure homes, for everybody knows that the stability of the American government as well as all governments lies in a home owning cnizenship. No red flag is ever waved by men who own their homes and the Home Building and Loin Association of Ada, will work to this end whether profits are made or not.
The Home Building and Loan Association of Ada is fashioned after the Farm and Home Company of Nevada, Mo. As argument to get the local citizens to take hold of it, it was only necessary to point to the success of similar companies over the state.‘Notable among thes.-was the Norman association which is now capitalized at $750,000.00 with stock all sold. This company started with much less capital than the company at Ada has and while it has been a phenomenal success from a patriotic viewpoint it has also paid dividends of 14 per cent
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United States Soldiers Were Dare-Devils
By the Associated Press
FORT WORTH. Texas, June 14. —The keen-eyed youths from the United States who helped turn the tide on the western battle front were indefatigable fighters — daredevils with the fire of youth.
But take “Dad” Lowden; his 60 years became as 20 as he went tearing into action. And he saw
considerable action, as his two
wound stripes attest.
The pals of this young old doughboy called him “Dad.” but the company records listed him as Private Robert Lowden from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a cousin of Governor Lowden of Illinois.
Just back from France, “Dad”
arrived at the Camp Bow'ie hospital to recuperate. “Like recuperating from a vacation,” is the
way he sees it, for wars always did appeal to him as vacations.
Back in 1898, he took his first. “war vacation” in Uncle Sam's serv- > ice fighting Spain; then in 1916. when Mexican trouble developed, he enlisted and went to the Texas border.
When the United States entered the European w'ar, “Dad” hurried to the recruiting station, beating out this two sons and a son-in-law for the privilege of first representing the family in the gigantic conflict.
They ail got in quickly, the sons are still in the army and the son-in-law is serving with the naval forces abroad None of "the boys" have been wounded, however, and that’s why “Dad” chuckles when he looks at those two wound stripes. That’s one thing he’s “got on them.” he says.
Final Flashes From A. P. Wires
riiineM* ('ablnet Quits.
PEKIN, June 14,—In consequence of difficulties created by a popular movement against pro-Jap-anest members, the government cabinet resigned today. President Han Shi Chang also intimated his intention to quit office.
MILWU AKEE, WI s., June 14.-Proposed changes which would have an important hearing on the future of public education in the United States will be taken up at the convention of the National Education Association here June 28 to July 5. Fifteen thousand delegates are expected to attend.
“Development of the new democracy as it applies to the public schools” will be the keynote of the entire convention. Leading educators of America and representatives of France and England will discuss the lessons of the war. and educational needs of future generations.
One entire session will be devoted to the fubject, “Organization of public education for service in the new democracy,” and another session to “Education for the establishment of a democracy in the world.”
George D. Strayer, president of the Association, said it was hoped to develop a program that would make certain “the realization of the ideals of our profession in the building of a greater and more efficient system of public education.”
“We are face td face with a great crisis,” he said. “If our profession is true to its obligation there must be brought to pass a great national association of teachers conscious of its power and able and willing to accept its responsibility in the development of a system of public education which will make good the promises of democracy.
“We shall, because of the justice of our cause* secure the enactment of that legislation which will place a department of education in our national government with a secretary in the president's cabinet.
“We shall secure those appropriations from congress which will stimulate the stages to provide a prop-erly trained and adequately paid teacher*for every American boy and girl; which shall encourage the stales in their endeavor to remove illiteracy and Americanize the foregoers who live among us; which shall provide for the development of a program of physical education which will lay a sound basis in physicial wellbeing for our whole population, and which will wrork in the direction of providing equality of educational opportunity throughout the nation.
We are enlisted in a great cause. We seek to perpetuate the democratic institutions for which our men have given their lives. We are ready to assume the place ot leadership which our profession must take and we have faith in the response which the people of our country will give in support of our program.”
Foeti Sends Unit inuit urn.
COBLENZ, June 14.—An ultimatum demanding immediate continuation of the movement of Polish troops across Germany has been sent to the German government by Marshal Foch, according to dispatches from Spa.
LETTER OE CONGRATULATION
Mr. Marvin Brown,
Editor Ada Daily and Weekly News.
Believing in the principle of giving flowers to the living as well as the dead, I take this method of congratulating you on the marked improvement you have made in the Ada Evening News, and to express it as my belief that the whole city of Ada joins me in this congratulation and well wish.
You are getting out a paper that will reflect credit on the city and community wherever it may go, and I am confident that the business men of the city will accept the new News as an invitation to give it a sufficient increase in business to enable you to live up to the high standard of newspaper efficiency which you have brought to Ada, and which I am sure you are capable of maintaining with the co-operation of our citizenship.
Yours with appreciation,
C. V. DUNN,
Pastor First Christian Church.
STARTED SFK*’TAUULAR TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT THIS AFTERNOON REGARDLESS OF ADVERSE WINDS*
ARMED GUARDS ARE DRIVEN AWAY BY ANGRY MOB: SERVICE IS ENTIRELY -TOPPED.
MUSKOGEE. Okla., June 14.— Although all street cars were running here yesterday, the service was discontinued last night under orders from Sheriff James Robbins after two cars had been stoned, and crowds which surged through the downtown streets threatened violence to each car as it aproach-ed.
The special officer and motorman on one car were attacked by a crowd of sympathizers and driven from the car. After chasing the two some distance the mob amused itself by throwing rocks through the car windows.
“We Walk” Boycott.
One thousand union labor men, including railroad trainmen and shop men marcher through the streets last night with banners, urging the public to support the strikers. Strikers and sympathizers gathered about down-town corners all yesterday wearing “We Walk” cards.
Traffic was light on all lines because of the boycott of union men and their families and fear of others to ride under existing conditions.
There was an armed guard on each car throughout Friday.
Claude Tonally, state labor commissioner, is still here trying to bring about a settlement.
Partial service was maintained throughout the daylight hours with three armed guards on each car.
Police Chief Surrounded.
Another car was stopped by men who overtook it In two automobiles and compelled the guards to abandon it.
Chief of Police Hu ghee, who was the center of a hostile demonstration at the traction company’s downtown terminal, last night ordered the guards to shoot anyone entering the car "with hostile intent” when service is resumed today.
Railroad Telegraphers Refuse to Handle II. And Postal Messages
HUNDRED TO HUNDRED AND FI FTY THOUS A XD LABOR REPRESENTATIVES PROTEST! NG IN WASHINGTON TODAY.
By the Associated Press
CHICAGO, June 14.—The Commercial Telegrapher’s Union strike, now in its fourth day, was given
ino3t valuable assistance today when all niilroad telegraphers throughout the country tentatively joined the strike by refusing to handle
messages of the Western Union and Postal companies.
The companies stated, in connection with the decision of the railway telegraphers, that their action would not interfere materially with the wire traffic for the very good reason that a very small per cent of their business was handled through railroad offices.
Western Union officials, while
expressing belief that the order
would be rescinded, predicted that its effect would not have serious results. They estimated that the 23,000 points handling commercial business over railroad wires do not average more than five messages each a day.
Meanwhile, officers of the commercial telegraphers’ union of America, continued to receive reports indicating that the strike is spreading.
S. J. Konenkamp, international president of the union, said the number of strikers had reached 22.000; that the strike of the electrical workers set for next Monday would add 130.000 workers to the list of those idle, and that by early next week telephone service in many cities and towns would be greatly impaired through a walkout of telephone operators.
The brokers’ division of the telegraphers’ union has been asked to take action. Meetings w'ere to be beld today at which it will be decided whether to strike in sympathy.
Claims of strike leaders that the walkout is rapidly spreading were refuted by officials of commercial companies w'ho said they were accepting business without restrictions and that conditions were prac-ticallv normal.
W. L. Hopper, Aged Pioneer Passes Away
W. L. Hopper, age 70 years, died at his home at 831 West Sixth street* Friday, June 13, at I o’clock p. rn.
Mr. Hopper was born in Georgia, from where he moved with his family to Arkansas, and lived there about three years prior to his removal to this city about twenty years ago. Being a pioneer of this state, Mr. Hooper has made many and lasting friends. Until a few years ago whan his health began to fail him, he was engaged in farming and cattle raising. He has lived a .very active and useful life. He leaves a wife, one son, who lives in Blackwall, and two daughters, w'ho are both young ladies of very refined md charming manner.
The funeral services will be held probably tomorrow' at the residence. Rev. W. M. Crutchfield will preach fhe sermon.
Mr. Hopper was a worthy member of the Masonic lodge and will be buried w'ith the honors of that body.
Bolshevik Troop* Moving.
LONDON, June 14. Russian Bolshevik troops are reported to have crossed Galician territory and are approaching Tarnopol with the evident intention of joining the Hungarian Bolshevik i when the Hungarian frontier is reached, accord-! ing to a dispatch from Vienna.
Railroad Excursions Taboo.
By the Associated Pres#
WASHINGTON. June 14.—So as not to interfere with the transportation of soldiers now returning from France in ever increasing numbers. Director General of Railroads Hines ordered that all railroad equipment for excursion purposes to be limited to absolute minimum. The order was made today and becomes effective at once.
By the Associated Presa
ST. JOHNS. N. F.m June 14.—The Vickers-Vimy Biplane started on iU trans-Atlantic flight at 4:30 this afternoon, Greenwich time. The | machine carried two men, Captain Jack Alcock. Britisher, as pilot, and Lieut. Whitten Brown, American navigator.
The former attempts at trails-! Atlantic flights held the people of this nation at breathless attention I for more than a week at a time, and it is expected that the flight of the Vickers-Vimy will be none the less spectacular.
Wireless equipped craft afloat in the Atlantic will keep the w’orld informed of the progress of the navigators, and the machine is equipped with all manner of Hie latest alighting devices.
+ JUST A COMPARISON.
4» To substantiate our claims
4* to “supremacy in this district”
♦ as a newspaper, and to prove
♦ that the News is no longer in
♦ the “gimlet** class, we wish
♦ lo compare our issue of Thurs-
♦ day- and it was not unusual
♦ under the new management—
♦ with the McAlester News-Capi-4* tai, a paper with metropolitan
♦ claims and published in a city
♦ of approximately twenty thou-
♦ On Thursday the Capital
♦ carried 4 68 inches of reading
♦ matter wiiile the Ada Even-
♦ ing News carried 615 inches.
♦ The Capital carried 316 inches
♦ of paid advertising while
the columns of the New’s on that date carried 412 inches
The Boy Scouts will hereafter meet at the Presbyterian church until another place Ie decided upon.
♦ of paid advertising.
♦ Interpreted, this means that
♦ the News carried 147 inches 4» more reading matter than the 4* Capital, and 96 inches more
♦ advertising. Not only that but
♦ we carried the famous Mutt
♦ and Jolt comic, being the same
♦ carried by the Oklahoma City
♦ times and all other dailies
♦ using the service in this local-
♦ tty on that date.
♦ This is no criticism of the
♦ Capital, which is one of the
♦ hest newspapers in the state,
♦ but is a comparison to show
♦ that Ada is no longer in the
♦ country town class so far as
♦ concerns the daily newspaper,
♦ the greatest asset to any city
♦ no matter where located.
The Cemetery drive made yesterday is reported as a complete success, but at the hour of going to press today the reports have not all been turned in. We will give a complete report of the drive in Monday’s paper.
Little Lela Graham of Byng, who was brought here to the hospital several days ago and underwent the most serious operation, according to medical authority, that has been performed at that institution in several years has been doing splendidly since the time of the operation and was able to be taken home today.
There will ne a meeting Tuesday evening at 8:30 at which time definite arrangements will be completed for the Ham-Ramsey revival. Committees art expected to lf j ready with reports at this metring. The meeting will be held at the Christian church.
The Sunday School convention which closed Thursday night was the best the county has ever had, although the attendance was not what was expected. This was dim to the fact that the people in the country are behind with their crops and just couldn’t leave them. Mrs. Perkins, the secretary, says they are highly gratified with the results obtained and the Sunday School work In Pontotoc county is getting in better shape all the time.
3y the Associated Tress
WASHINGTON, D. C., June 14.— The forces of organized labor in this country are staging a gigantic protest against prohibition insofar as it pertains to light /wines and beer. Protest will be brought before congress late today in a dem-ontsration by a throng, estimated by the leaders, to number from a hundred to a hundred and fifty thousand, composed of represnta-tives and members of union organizations from this and scores of other cities throughout the country.
The thirty-ninth annual convention of the American Federation of Labor, now in session at Atlantic City, N. J., has gone on record already as being opposed to the prohibition of light wines and beer, and it is very probable that the demonstration contemplated today is inspired by the action of that body.
Thousands of union laborers are employed in the breweries and distilleries of the country, and the various prohibition measures that have taken effect during the past few years have considerably reduced the ranks of the various unions with which they have been connected.
As a general policy the unions have been opposed to prohibition, especially as concerns beer, and on many previous occasions Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, has spoken from the platform and in public print against the prohibition measures put into operation by the federal government during the w'ar.
The president, it will be remembered. advised congress in his last message to that body that they repeal the war time prohibition measure insofar as it related to light wines ani beer, and the presumption is that the question will come up for consideration at this session.
Enormous Cotton Consumption.
By lh** Associated Tress
WASHINGTON, June 14.—Cotton consumed during May was more than four hundred and eighty seven thousand bales, the Census Bureau reported in the ten months ending May 31, more than four million bales were consumed.
More Troops Land.
By the Associated Press
NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 14. Transports Buford and W. A. Luckenbach arrived here today with about thirty-five hundred officers and men, most of whom are from Texas, Oklahoma, North Carolina and Tennessee.
Mrs. Rhoda Wilson and Miss Louise Wilson of Liberal. Ran., the mother and sister, respectively, of E. C. Wilson, are here for an extended visit with Mr. Wilson nd family, after which they will gt o Sulphur where they will spend • rest of the summer, enjoying t*. water and the many out-door sports which that famous health resort affords.
RESUMPTION OF HOSTILITIES
JUNE 21 IF GERMANS REFUSE TO SIGN THE PEACE TREATY.
By tho Associated Press
PARIS, June 14.— Confidence was expressed last night by B ritisli, French and American delegates to the peace conference that the treaty would finally be signed without difficulty.
It has been determined that the allied reply to the German counterproposals be delivered to the Germans Monday, with the provision that they be given two days in which to answer, with three days of grace before suspending the armistice.
It is declared that there will be a resumption of hostilities on Saturday, June 21, if the Germans refuse to sign. This will mean that the war is not ended and that the allied armies will have to get back to fighting.
WEARE PROUD OF THE NEWS”
Washington's Governor Dead.
By the Associated Tress
SEATTLE, Wash., June 14.— Governor Lister, of this state, died in the city of Seattle this morning. Details are lacking at this time.
Mr. Marvin Brown,
Editor Daily and Weekly News.
In answer to your inquiry as to how we like the News, we wish to say that we are proud of it. It is taking on the air of a real metropolitan paper, and is one that will reflect credit on Ada and Pontotoc county wherever it may go.
The making of a great town or city is almost an impossible task without the assistance of a modern, up-to-the-minute newspaper, and that is just what you are giving us at this time. We trust that those who have not patronized your advertising columns before will arise to their opportunity at this time, and that your business will be such that you can continue to give us the same kind of a paper we have been getting the past few days.
With hearty good wishes,
THE GUARANTY STATE BANK.
J. A. SMITH, Cashier.
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