Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - November 11, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma
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VOLUME XVI. NUMBER 207ADA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER ll, 1919
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MINE WORKERS DECIDE AT IO O’CLOCK TODAY TO OBEY MANDATE OF THE FEDERAL COURT AND CALL OFF THE NATION-WIDE COAL STRIKE.
By the Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. ll.—An .order calling off the nation-wide bituminous coal strike, was to be issued today, following the decision of the general committee of the United Mine Workers of America early this morning to obey the mandate of United States Judge A. B. Anderson, issued here last Saturday. The general committee composed of International officers, district presidents and members of the executive board reached its decision at 4:10 o’clock this afternoon.
“Gentlemen, we will comply with the mandate of the court. We do it under protest We are Americans.1 We cannot fight our government. That is all.”
This was the statement of John L. Lewis, acting president of the Mine Workers, announcing the decision, and other members of the conference apparently worn out by their long hours of discussion, declined to add to the statement of their chief and soon dispersed.
The general committee had been in session since shortly after IO o’clock yesterday morning, taking only a brief period for lunch and dinner. The proceedings were interrupted during the afternoon session by the appearance of United States Marshal Mark Storn, and his deputies who served thirty-three of the officials with copies of the temporary injunction issued Saturday and returnable December I.
The recall of the strike order will open the way immediately for a resumption of the negotiations between miners and operators, as the operators have announced they would be ready to consider a new wage agreement any time the strike order was withdrawn.
It is also understood that the matter of arbitration entered largely into the discussion in the final decision of the meeting, but the miners’ and operators’ opinion on this was not announced.
The question of just how many of the coal diggers would obey the order, calling off the strike, was problematical today.
Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in
First Anniversary Celebration
All is in readiness for Ada’s greatest social event of the season in commemoration of the day when the “big fight” stopped over there.
The Elks Club has proclaimed an open house and a dance and entertainment is jseing given under the auspices of the American Legion befitting the occasion.
The committee has labored diligently. The hall has been beautifully decorated, and an entertainment programme has been secured from the best talent in the city.
Schrieber’s four-piece orchestra, composed of piano, violin, saxophone and drums, will furnish the music for the dance.
At ll p. rn., Cecil Mallory will sound taps on the Main street and Fire Chief Jones will sound the fire siren. Immediately after the citizens of Ada are requested to stand facing the east for two moments. At the dance Schrieber’s Orchestra will play the national anthem and all will stand. The members of the American Legion will stand at salute, in honor of the boys who gave their lives to make the world safe for democracy.
JUST ONE YEAR AGO
-UST WE rORGETr
EVERY AMERICAN GUN WAS WORKING WHEN HOUR CAME TO TERMINATE THE STRUGGLE.
By the Associated Presa
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 111.— With armistice day celebrations being held in madly towns and cities through the Miadle West today, former service men are retelling their experiences of a year ago when they were “in the thick of.” Many of them had what they termed “their closest calls” in the last hours of the fighting, and ,many lost their “buddies” but a few minutes before the hostilities ceased.
Members of the 89th division, which included in its ranks men from Nebraska, Missouri, Squth Dakota, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona, ’ were heavily engaged by the enemy up to the final minutes of activities. The night of November IO the division made a crossing of the Meuse River at the town of Foully, in the vicinity of Stenay. A combat liaison battalion and a machine gun company, under orders of the 2nd division, were preparing to cross the river when they were caught under a heavy concentration of artillery fire and suffered heavy casualties.
Troops of both the 89th and the 90th divisions entered thp city of Stenay, on the east side of the
position to look after some rations. The crest of the hill was shelled furiously. Everywhere there were smoking shell holes and ghastly craters, for the German was using heavy artillery that night. The smoke of battle hung heavy over the water-soaked ground. The momentary flash of bursting shells painted on the mind little pictures of waste, and destruction, of tangled trees, smoking shell craters and gas-filled hollows. One shell wounded a man and partially buried him in the hole where he was seeking shelter, and it was his cry for aid that my buddie answered. Another shell dropped close at hand and the man with whom I had fought fy months was mortally wounded. They carried him down a narrow path thipugh the woods to a dressing station a mile or more away and several days later I heard of his death.”
Numerous incidents were related by former service men who wear wound stripes on their uniforms of going through months of fighting without a scratch, only to be wounded during the last few minutes or hours. One said he had been at his machine gun all night without being hit but was severely wounded by a piece of shrapnel as he was on his
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armistice became effective. They crossed the river on a footbridge which the Germans had neglected to destroy, former service men said. “It was about a quarte^ to
some breakfast the morning of th© lith. Another told of losing an arm within a half hour of the* cessation of hostilities.
How the first news of tile armis-
a /Iormer 89th!tice was received by his organization diMsion man, when a German long-! was related by a former machine range shell dropped in the midst jgun sergeant. They had a field tele-our detachment as we rested, ^hone located in a hdle in the
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of Beaumont. That shell killed eight tbe battalion headquarters, some dis-
or nine and wounded about thirty. tance of the rear It was abom
In fifteen minutes the war was over.”
“That night was terrible,
BERGER UNSEATED Bl VOIE OE CONGRESS
Br News’ Special Service
WASHINGTON, Nov. IO —Victor L. Berger. Milwaukee socialist, was denied his seat in the house today by an overwhelming vote, the house holding he was ineligible for membership because of his open opposition to war.
The vote to unseat Berger was 309 to I. Representative Voght, republican. Wisconsin, being the only member to support the Wisconsin socialist either in the debate or on the roll call.
After deyning the seat to Berger the house declared that the seat was vacant, holding that Joseph P. Carney, democrat, who contested Berger’s election, did not receive a plurality in the election last year. Without a record vote the house also directed Speaker Gillette to notify the Wisconsin governor of the vacancy in the state delegation so that a special election may be called to choose a new member.
■AFTER JUNE! PROFITEERS
SKH RH MESSAGE OF UNION HEADS TO MINK WOKKKR8 THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY TODAY.
nj th* AnaociMted Prest
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Nov. ll.—-"To the officials and members of the United Mine Workers of America:
“Dear Sirs and Brothers:
* “In obedience to the mandate issued on Nov. 8, by the United States Court, District of Indiana, Judge A.
By the Associated Pre*
LONDON, Oct. 17.—A determined effort to break up profiteering in automiles is be>ng made by the British Motor Trades Association and the Motor Agents’ Union. Heavy fines have been imposed in cases where agents have advanced the prices fixed byvtn© manufacturers. If the dealer refuses to pay the fine, he is cut off from all source of replenishing his stock.
Another form of profiteering in cars is often encburaged. It is said, by the private automonilist. On receiving a new car, the owner in a number of reported cases has re-sold it to a second-hAnd dealer and pocketed an immediate profit of $500 or more. Such is the demand for cars. that the seoond-hand dealer
observed another Middle West Division soldier. “AH night long the Germans concentrated their artillery on a hill where we were located and swept it from side to side and from the bottom to the top. We dodged from shell hole to shell hole, wiTh the pieces of shrapnel and high explosive screaming through the air. Often as I lay in a shallow hole with part of my body showing above the level of the ground, a shell would pass so near that I cold feel the heat from it, like the breath from a furnace door. The explosion of the shell would lift m.e from the ground and I would be partly buried by the falling stocks, stones and debris.”
“My buddie,” and here a soft, far-away expression came into the eyes of the veteran of the St. Mihiel
and Argonne, “got separated from me that night. We had moved farther down the hill about dusk and later he had to return to our former
10:15 the morning of the lith he said, when the telephone rang anc they received the news of the armistice. He himself copied dovrn the message ag it was repeated by a lieutenant and he said that at first he thought he was receiving a message in code, for he could not believe the words he was writing. Runners were at once sent to all th© guns with instructions to cease firing a few minutes before ll o’clock. At the time, the former sergeant added, they were being heavily shelled by enemy artillery.
PLOT TO DEPOSE SULTAN
OF TURKEY DISCOVERED
By the Associated Press
BERLIN, Nov. ll.—A_ plot to depose the sultan of Turkey has been discovered, according to a Constantinople dispatch dated Monday and received here today.
Fair tonight and warmer in east and south portion. Wednesday partly cloudy and colder in north and west.
B. Anderson presiding, the undersigned hereby advise you that th© has no difficulty in disposing of the
Special Election Will be Galled MILWAUKEE, Nov. IO.—Gov. E. L. Phillips of WlBConlsn, when notified tonight of Victor Berger’s expulsion from congress, announced I he would call a special election within a few days to fill the vacancy.
Firework* for Tonight.
Coffman, Bobbitt A Sparks Co. are advertising fireworks for tonight. Go to their store and load up. Let's make tonight rn fitting celebration of the world’s great holiday.
order of Oct. 15 directing a cessation of operations in the bituminous coal fields of our Jurisdiction is withdraw and cancelled. Yours fraternally,
“Signed. William Green, Seeretary-TreaB. John L. LewM Acting President.”
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The main points of the miners’ demands included a sixty per cent increase in wages, a six hour day from bauk to bank, a five day week and time and a half for overtime on Sundays and legal holidays. The Joint wage conference of die operators and miners met in Philadelphia Oct. 9 and adjourned Oct. ll. failing to reach an agreement. The call for (Continued on Page 5.)
automobile at another $600 profit for himself.
Owing to the shortage of cars, every dealer has a long list of expectant purchasers and attempts have been made to bribe the salesmen to shift the names of waiting customers from the bottom to the top of the list. In one instance reported to the Motor Agents’ Union, the bribe offered a salesman was $750.
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WAS RAIDED RY POUGE By th* Associated Prats
DUBLIN, Ireland, Nov. ll.—The* Sinn Fein parliament was raided today by the authorities and nine members of it were arr rested.
Why Advertised Institutions Succeed
When a store advertises judiciously, it attracts public attention and it increases its business. But the increase of receipts is not usually equaled, by a corresponding increase of expense. Most stores could double their business without doubling the number of clerks, or doubling their rent, light, heat, and other charges.
Consequently the charge per article for this so-calleA “overhead” expense, keeps decreasing as the business grows. If receipts double, and costs of doing business increase only 50 per cent, it is manifest that the overhead cost for each article sold is proportionately less. As volume of business increases, the business is more economically done, and the cost of moving each separate article is reduced. The public gets the difference in lower prices.