Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - June 16, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma
VOLUME XVI. NUMBER
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Let Us Make this Fourth
Thanksgiving—Think What it Would Have Been Like Had the War Continued Until Today
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ADA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, JUNE 16, 1919
TWO CENTS THE COPYimerican and Briton Win Honor
Crossing Ocean in Non-Stop Flight
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Telegraph Companies Tied Up-Wires Dead
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STATH HOA HD OF AGRICULTURE I'KKDKTS Git HAT KST GHAIX CHOP IX STATE’S WHOLE HISTORY.
Cemetery Drive Great Success Up to this Time
ADA I/OST FIRST GAME OF SFA SOX BY i! TO ti SCORE; WE HAYE A FAST TEAM.
OKLAHOMA CITY. June 16.— The strike of telegraphers in this city apparently reached its zenith here yesterday when both Western Union and Postal Telegraph companies closed their doors.
“The reason for the closing of the office is very evident to the telegraphers,” P. L. Collins, representing the strikers, declared last night. "Four multiplex machine attendants agreed to join the strikers Saturday night, making a total of five of these attendants who have quit working for the Western Union. For the Western Union office here to continue to try to do business would be like a mouse trying to eat a 100-pound cake of cheese.”
Collins says that there are only five telegraphers of the total force before the strike who have refused to quit work. Three of these are old men who are afraid of losing pensions, he said. Forty-six telegraphers are now* out, he said, also two wire chiefs besides the five attendants of the multiplex machines. Of about thirty-five girl operators of the multiplex machines onlv thirteen were working Saturday. Collins said. Not all of the girls have openly come out with the telegraphers, said Collins, but many have refused to continue at work.
Collins also claims that the shutting down' of the Western Union office here cuts off at least a thousand other offices who depend for their service being relayed through Oklahoma City.
The operators are elated over the results obtained here, he «?aid. They believe they have the strike won and expect to see a settlement in a few days if other cities in the country are meeting with anything like same success.
Burleson Orders Conference.
ATLANTIC CITY, ar J., June 15. —Frank Morrison, secretary of the American Federation of Labor, announced to national convention delegates h'*re tonight that Postmaster Burleson had promised to give or-(Continuua on f’age 8.)
OKLAHOMA CITY. June 16.-The wheat harvest is expected to be in full blast by at least Tuesday of this week and Oklahoma farmers will he reaping the greatest crop in the state’s history'. Oklahoma's wh^at crop this year is confidently expected by the state board of agriculture to be at least 50,000,000 bushels.
Harvesting has been in progress for about a week in a few counties of the state and if favorable weather continues, work will begin 1 iii the big northwest wheat section this week, according to J. A. Whitehurst. president of the state board of agriculture. The counties that have begun harvesting are Tillman, Cotton and Jackson, in the southern part of the state, the crop there being slightly more advanced in growth than in the main wheat belt.
Reports from * Woods. Garfield , and other northwest counties, to the board of agriculture indicate that the recent wet weather and red rust discovered in some sections has caused a decrease in growing condition of the crop of not more than three per cent, the prospect for a full crop now* standing at 92 percent as against 73 percent on the same date last year.
Labor department officials, working in conjunction with the department of agriculture, bankers, farmers and other “wheat interests” have the labor situation well in hand and it is not believed any difficult will be encountered throughout the harvest period in obtaining adequate help.
According lo County Farm Agent C. R. Don a rd. Oklahoma county will harvest approximately 350,000 bushels of wheat.
FirM Baptist Sunday School.
In spite of the exceeding warm weather on yesterday, the fact that a great many of the children are out of town visiting there were 4 06 present at Sunday school yester-! day.
I A children’s day program was j given by the primary and junior departments and was greatly enjoyed by all present.
Tile ladies of the Ada Cemetery Association report splendid success in their big membership drive last Friday. Up to the time of going to press various members of the soliciting committee who had reported had turned in an aggregate i of $650.00, with several members of the committee to report.
Members of the committee who have not reported, to this time, are J urged to do so at once. Those who were not waited on by any member of the committee aor any reason, or who were out ot town at the time of the drive, are kindly asked to give their membership fee to Mr. J. N. Criswell, the undertaker.
Tht membership fee is only one dollar and every citizen of the cit}' should avail himself of the opportunity of helping out Iii this most worthy enterprise.
Members of the association and the soliciting committee desire to thank those who were so generous in contributing on the day of the drive.
Old Dragus” Gets Fined $8.75 for Exceeding Limit
Let a Want Ad get It for you.
Everybody Should Be Pleased
Mr. Marvin Brown,
Editor Ada Daily and Weekly News.
You asked us yesterday what we thought of the improvement being made in the News. We told you that we were pleased. WTe take this opportunity to put our opinion in writing, and to add that we believe everybody is pleased. The paper seems to give all the news all the time, and that is just what is wanted in a city taking on the proportions as is Ada. We have advertised liberally in the News for years and have found by experience that it pays. We believe others will reach the same conclusion if they give it a trial, which we trust they will.
GWIN & MAYS,
The Rexall Store. Druggists.
If old “Dragus” can go thirty-live miles an hour in second gear with a bu Velie on behind, how fast could she go in high ‘without any dead weight attached?
That’s the question several fellows have propounded to Grant Irwin since he got fined $8.75 on a charge of exceeding the speed limit on 12th street yesterday.
Old “Dragus.” be It known, is the trouble car at Grant Irwin’?? Buick garage. Bob W'imbish’s big Veli*1 went dfad on him hi front of the postoffice yesterday and ho ’phoned Grant to send out old “Dragus.” Grant responded in double quick time and hooked on. To comply wih the traffic regulations he bad to go east on 12th to the crossing of 12th and Broadway to make the turn, passing, of course, directly in front of the city hall and police Batlon. Four witnesses, it is alleged, testified to the ! authorities that old “Dragus” was making from thirty to thirty-five miles an hour w*hen she whizzed by the city ball in second gear. This j testimony brought Mr. Irwin to the ; city hall this morning and at the same time he brought $8.75 into | the big till of the city.
Grant isn’t mad. neither is he going to tighten up the foot brake on old “Dragus,” he is simply going to dodge the city hall district hereafter when he goes out to ; “shoot” trouble. He figures that when a man is down he wants quick action, and old “Dragus” Is just so hooked up that he can’t go slow when some motorist is in trouble.
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The Ada boys opened the season with a rush yesterday The game was played at Alien with the husky oilers of that town. Every citizen of Allen was out to see the game and we are confident that our boys could have won the game if they had had as many rooters as the Allen team.
This is the first game for our boys and they put up a mighty good game, the oilers being forced ti go sixteen frames before the game was decided, and then they managed to get the long end of a 2 to I decision.
The game was a pitcher’s duel between G. Young of Ada, and Jacobs of Allen. Nearly everyone here is acquainted with the class of ball Jacobs pitches, and know that our boys are in his class, and manager Dixon insists that his team is made up of better players.
After the game Dixon said: “I am perfectly satisfied with the results of the game. I want every one of you out for practice and well have one of the best, if not the best, amateur teams In the state of Oklahoma.”
The first man up scored for the oilers. A walk. a stolen base followed by a single tells the story. Time after time they tried to push another over but the air tight playing of the Ada boys prevented this. In the last half of the sixteenth innii.g their chance came. Loving was safe on a scratch hit. The next man up drove out a clean single and “Red’’ Irving landed on third base. When things seemed calm around the sidelines he made a wild dash for the plate and the umpire called him safe. That ended Ada’s chance for the victory.
Ada’s lone tally came in the eighth inning. Smith was hit by a pitched ball took second on a passed hall and w*ent to third and completed the circuit on two sacrifice hits. Ada threatened to put another over in the fourteenth when Caudle walked and took third on a Ii it by G. Young but here the Coilers tightened and Caudle died on the third sack.
One of the features of the game was the support given Young. Time after time the infielders pulled down a hot one that looked to be a sure hit. The fielders covered all corners of the garden and there was not a single chance permitted to go to waste. The fielding of the Allen team was good but they failed to show the class of ball displayed by our boys.
Allen must give their pitchers credit for the game. He was unhit-able in the pinches. He sent fifteen of our boys back to bench by the strike out route and allowed our boys seven hits. Guy Young without any workout pitched a brilliant game. He held the home boys to nine hits and sent thirteen back to the bench.
This evening our boys begin their regular practice and in a few weeks will ask the Oilers for a chance to get revenge, and when they do—well Allen will need a better team—that's all.
ADA— H. AB. R. A. E.
G. Young, p......2 7 0 3 0
P. Young, 3b.....I 6 0 4 0
Rees, 2b ........2 7 4 4 0
Cannon, c .......0 7 0 2 0
Smith, cf .......0 6 I I 0
Clinkinbeard, rf . . I 6 0 0 0
Roach, ss ........0 6 0 8 0
Newell, 2b........I 6 0 3 0
Caudle, lh ......0 6 0 3 I
ALLEN— H. AB. R. A. E.
Smith ............0 8 I 2 0
W. Loving .......2 7 0 4 0
Fletcher .........2 7 0 2 0
Welsh ............2 7 0 6 2
Kenny ..........I 6 0 0 0
Wearns ..........2 6 0 2 0
M. Loving .......0 6 I I 0
Isaacs ...........0 6 0 3 0
Jacobs ..........0 6 0 I 0
Ada Lodge No. 119, A. F. & A. M., will meet at 7:45 this evening for work in the Entered Apprentice degree. Also an important announcement will be made. Be present.—Miles C. Grigsby, W. M.
Suffering Cats! Preacher Gets New Flivver !
YICK El IS-VIM Y PLANE DAMAGED IX MAKING LANDING IN IRELAND, RUT FLYERS UNINJURED.
Go tell th> world that ministers of the gospel are human, just like other folks, and that there is no reason in the world why they shouldn’t have a few* of the luxuries of life just like the rest of us.
At least that is what the New*s man thought when he saw* Rev. C. C. Morris, pastor of the first Baptist church, come down the main drag this morning in a brand new* Ford car.
It seems that some of the more public-spirited members of his congregation, and possibly a few* w*ho are not meniDers, decided that the minister’s duties were too arduous to enable him to connect with all of them on foot. At least they made up a purse for half the price of the car and Mr. Morris, of course, was glad to meet them half way.
And, come to think of it, who needs a car wrorse than a real, live minister? Urgent calls for hurry-up marriages, for example, demand that modern day methods of speed be employed, toi very often a wedding can’t wait.
Then there are sick calls, ministerial visits and a hundred and one other kinds of visits that ministers are required to make, all of which draw heavily on the time of the already over-burdened servant in the vineyard.
Wouldn’t it be well for the congregations of th* other churches to take notice ut Rev. Morris’ “flivver” and be governed accordingly?
P. S.—No minister inspired this latter suggestion, we simply yanked ii bodily out of our own fertile imagination.
VILLA’S ATTAC K.OX CITY LEADS TO QUICK ACTION OX PART OE AMERICAN’ TROOPS.
EL PASO, June 16.—Following the killing of one artilleryman of the Eighty-second artillery and the serious wounding of another by Mexican snipers tonight, General Erwin ordered twrenty-five expert riflemen to that point to return the snipers' fire. The shots w*hich killed the artilleryman was fired before American artillery began the bombardment of the race track.
JAUREZ, June 16—Negro soldiers of the Twenty-fourth infantry were patrolling the principal streets of Jaurez early today. All Americans without permits were taken to the bridge and ordered to the American side. Jaurez is quiet. No shots have been fired by or at the American soldiers.
Judge Lindsey to Pay Fine Rather Than Tell on Boy
EL PASO, June 16.—The first shrapnel shot from United States army guns was fired over Jaurez at 12:30 o’clock this morning in the direction of the Jaurez race track to dislodge Villistas. A second shot followed in five minutes w’hieh struck near the race track ; followed at two minute intervals from two guns placed near the international bridge on the Mexican side.
Following a signal rocket, the | American cavalry near San Lorenzo, Chihuahua, started an envelop-; ing movement to the east and southeast of Jaurez to surround the rebels, who were then in the vicinity of the race track. A second green signal rocket indicated the cavalry were advancing at a charge. Heavy firing by American artillery continues.
DENVER. Colo.. June 16.- Ben
B. Lindsey, Judge of Denver's juvenile court, will go to jail before he will pay a fine of $500 for contempt of the criminal court here, tee has announced. Toe Colorado Supreme court, on June 2. denied Judge Lindsey’s petition for a rehearing. The judge had fifteen days to pay to go to jail, if the court insisted.
The fine was assessed when Judge Lindsey, in May, 1915, declined to tell what Neal Wright. 14-year-old ward of the juvenile court, had told the judge about the I shooting of Neal’s father. Neal’s mother was on trial charged with murder. Neal w*as the only eye witness. Mrs. Wright was acquitted.
Judge Lindsey refused to testify at the trial, insisting that whatever information he possessed regarding the killing had been given him by the boy in confidence and he could not violate the boy's confidence. Soon after the trial, John A. Perry, then judge of the criminal court, found his fellow-judge guilty of contempt and assured the $500 fine. Judge Lindsey appealed to the supreme court. The fine was upheld by a majority of the justices— three of them, however, dissenting. On June 2, last, the Colorado Supreme Court denied Judge Lindsey a rehearing.
Judge Lindsey announced that in refusing to pay the fine he is not acting upon a personal point of view* but considers that as the Denver Juvenile Court is one of the oldest. in the United States, all other courts look lo it to uphold its rights. And one of these is that a relation of circumstances given in confidence to a juvenile court judge is not to be used in any other proceedings.
The judge bas received letters from many of the judges throughout the United States urging him to maintain his stand. Various children’s agencies have offered to pay the fine for him.
“No matter what the supreme decided, I still believe and will always believe, that what Neal Wright told me was told me in strictest confidence and that I would have been unworthy to hold the position I now hold if I had testified,” said Judge Lindsey. “The fact that four justices of the supreme court says I was w*rong does not make it so. I am not going to pay that fine, because if I did I would admit I was wrong."
Stall Goes to Convention.
N.*B. Stall leaves this afternoon for Dallas, Tex., to attend the three day convention of the Texas Photographer’s Association.
It is the purpose of the Texas association to unite the two states as one association, and as Mr. Stall is ; known as a live convention man the officials of the Texas association made him a member gratis, with the understanding that he w*as to lend his support in bringing Oklahoma delegates to the convention.
He states that from all reports he has been able to gather that Oklahoma is going to make a nice showing, and that no doubt the two I state associations will be combined I as one at this meeting.
Several trains of soldiers have passed through the city since Sat-: urday on their way to Camp Bowie to be discharged. Many Ada men j were seen to pass through but we have been unable to get any names.
Partly cloudy to cloudy is the way the weather man has the local situation doped out for tomorrow.
LONDON. June 16. — The final goal^of all the ambitions which flying men have ventured to dream since the Wright Brothers first rose from the earth in a heavier than air machine was realized this morning, when the young British officers, Captain John Alcock and Lieu-tentenant Arthur Brown, landed on the Irish coast after the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic ocean.
Their voyage was without accident, and without unforseen incident so far as can be learned. It w*as a straightaway, clean-cut flight, achieved in sixteen hours and twelve minutes from Newfoundland to Clif-den, Ireland, a distance of more than 1,900 miles.
But the brief and modest description which comes from the airmen at Clifden tells of an adventurous and amazingly hazardous enterprise. Fog and mists hung over the North Atlantic, and the Vickers-Vimy biplane climbed and dove struggling to extricate herself from the folds of the airplane’s worst enemy.
She rose to 11,000 feet, swooped dow*n almost lo the surface of the sea and at limes the two navigators found themselves flying upside down only ten feet above the water.
Before coming to earth near the Clifden wireless station, Alcock circled the wireless aerials seeking the best spot to reach the earth. But no suitable ground was found so he chanced it in a bog.
The wireless staff rushed to the aid of the aviators. They found Alcock dazed and Alcock temporarily deafened by the force of the impact. As soon as they were able to be escorted to the wireless station they telegraphed the news to their friends and then had breakfast.
“That is the best way to cross the Atlantic,” said Lieutenant Brown after he had eaten.
Captain Alcock explained that the silence of his radio instrument during the trip by saying that the wireless propeller blew off soon after the biplane left Newfoundland.
“We were much jammed by strong wireless signals not intended for us,” he added.
When word was received here of the accident to the machine in landing. arrangements were made for machinics to leave London immediately to make repairs.
To Ely to London.
Word came from Clifden this aft-ernon that the pilot and the navigator of the biplane were leaving for Galway, whence Lieutenant Brown planned to travel by train to London, arriving there on Tuesday morning. Captain Alcock, however, hoped to be able to fly to London in the machine which made the record flight, as soon as it could be repaired. It was planned to have him give an exhibition over London in the machine if possible.
The Aero Club received a message from Clifden not long after the trans-Atlantic fliers landed,
signed by them, which merely said that they had completed the flight in'sixteen hours and twelve minutes.
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The Surprise Store Likes It
Mr. Marvin Brown,
Editor Daily and Weekly News.
It is with pleasure I take this means of extending congratulations to you, and well wishes for the marked improvement you have made on the Ada Daily and Weekly News. I feel confident that the business men and the public generally will show their appreciation in a material way for your placing our paper in a class with the metropolitan dailies of larger cities. You are getting out a paper that is of a high standard of newspaper effi-ficiency and I am sure you will have the hearty support of our entire citizenship.
With best wishes for success,
R. W. SIMPSON, Proprietor The Surprise Store.