Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - September 18, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma
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VOLUME XVI. NUMBER 161
ADA, OKLAHOMA. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1919
THREE CENTS THE COPY
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TREMENDOUS TASK IN IMRE CRISIS
LAIUiK CROWD ON >1 ARLE DISCUSSION WAT KH HON 1)S XHiHT.
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The bond campaign was closed last night at an immense rally of the unterrified on Main street in front of the Bart Smith Drug Store. The meeting had been advertised as an anti-bond meeting at wit ch E.
S. Ratliff was to make a speech in opposition to the bonds. But both sides of the proposition were well represented in the large crowd that assembled early in the ore lins and remained with patience till midnight listening to both sides of the argument.
The argument of Mr. Ratliff was along the same lives as his speech at Pool’s Store iii North Ada Tuesday night. He had with him both recommendations of the Benham Engineering Compan>--the one submitted two years ago and the one of recent date—and read from them to substantiate his argument that one contradicts the other. He argued that the company made a mistake in 1917, and for that reason could not be considered infallible now. He answered the attack made on him the previous night concern- j ing a contract he had signed as J mayor with the Oklahoma Port-j land Cement Company, asserting j that the contract had been made by, Hugh Bennett, that Bennett had j made the investigation and had done the figuring, and that he A Ratliff) had merely signed what Ben-* nett recommended. In this he was corroborated by Bennett who made' a statement concerning the matter. I
Mr. Ratliff asserted that the adoption of the bonds would so increase) the burdens of taxation that within live years there would be an agita-1 tion to do away with the entire water system Iii order to reduce tax- j ation and that some man would run for office on the platform indicated,
Ar the conclusion of Mr. Ratliff's address there were calls for R. * C. Roland and in response to the calls “Bob*’ ascended the rostrum and spoke ai considerable length. ‘ In a humorous vein he attacked Mr. ', Ratliff’s record as mayorand asserted that Ratliff’s only reason tor opposing the bonds was thar Ratliff had not been invited “to do everything himself.” He revived the; growth of Okmulgee his recent home and told how that city has voted bonds and increased its population from 8,000 to 25,000. He called attention to Shawnee and Sapulpa as examples of cities thai quit voting bonds for needed provemelits and suffer in quence. His speech was full morons sallies that kept the in high good humor.
In his rejoinder Mr. Ratliff handed it back to Roland id the same humorous w*ay and defended him-1 -elf from Roland’s attacks. He rf1- ( newed his argument on the con-, traditions in the estimates ut the engineers.
Robert YVimbish responded to the, insistent calls of the crowed for a speech and delivered a forcible argument iii favor of the bonds. He confessed that he had not studied the estimates closely but understood the water situation in Ada. particularly east of the Katy. He admitted that the cost of water might be increased by the bond issue, lf so. what of it? We must have an adequate supply of water no matter what it costs. Many people are now* paying taxes lo maintain the present system and are not getting water. Justice demands that these people get what they are already paying for.
Mr. Ratliff came back for his third speech of the evening in answering Wimbish. He quoted again fro..1 the estimate of the engineer and emphaiszed its inconsistency*. He advanced as the proper solution of the water question the condemnation of land at the falls below she springs and the installation of pumps at that point.
The crowd seemed to enjoy the speeches from start to finish and applauded all the speakers generously. Both sides of the question were well presented, all the speakers acquitting themselves well.
COR BES CHRISTI, Sept. 18. The death total in Corpus Christi and vicinity as a result of Sunday’s hurricane and tidal wave stood at 250 today, according to reports from burial squads. The generally accepted estimate was that the first
figures would reach 500. The otfi-cial figures issued today shows the following:
Corpus Christi 54, White Point 96. Rocita and Portland st). Port Aransas 5. Odem and Sinton ll, Aransas Pass 2, and Rockport S. Definite newt’ of the loss of the launch Waldo, with fifteen passengers aboard, was brought here today by a fisherman from Corpus Christi who declared that he saw that boat and another craft go down in tho storm
AK KS CLEAR MANY MOOTED POINTS IN THE LE At* KE OF N ATIONS COVENANT TO CALIFORNIA.
PLAN EMPLOYED Is TO BLOW MINER CP HY lflLtX’TWITTY SAKE DISTANCE
COMMERCIAL LEADERS BENDING EVERY EFFORT TO SPEED I P PRODUCTION AXD RECOUP LOSSES
WILL THI BONDS CABBY? HERE’S A FEW OPINIONS
W. B. Jones: From present indi
cations the bonds will carry 2 to I.
Dr. I. L. Cummings: From what
I understand of the situation my present judgment is that the bonds will carry easily.
C. C. Handel: what I hear on the result will be close
W. C. Williams: many people express themselves, but from what I have heard, I think the bonds will be beaten 2 to I.
Tom King: 2 to I for the
is my predition.
C. W. Zorn: The bonds will out by at least 2 to I.
Cleo. Harrison: From the
I have it figured, the bonds airy I 1-2 to I.
H> the As social *4 Pnx
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 18.-R op lying in a statement today to a list of questions put to him by a San Francisco league of nations organization, President Wilson declared that Great Britain could not out vote the United States In the league; that foreign governments could not, tinder the covenant, order American troops abroad; that the league would have a powerful influence toward the restoration of Shantung to China: that the United States would not he obligated by* the much discussed article ten to aid Great Britain in suppressing a revolt iii Ireland, and that under article eleven there would be created a new forum for questions of determination.
With regard to the votes given to the members of the league the pres-1 idem said:
“The consideration which led to the assignment of six votes to the self governing portions of the Brit ish Empire was that they have i , effect autonomous self governing states. Their policy in all but for-1 e.gn affairs being independent of; the control of the British govern-1 ment. It is not true that the Brit* I ish Empire can out vote the United States in the league of nations, be-j I ct|use in admission
By ! A asor int cd Pr*s‘
LONDON, (By Mail)—The American Navy is having a tremendous task in sweeping the North Sea of the 56,DUO electrical and highly sensitive mines ihey planted there. Explosion by electricity is the method now employed. Some were sunk very deep as deep as a submarine could go.
Each mine was fitted with antennae suspended by floats so that the huge field was not with mines, hut had mass of sensitive feelers to explode them. Should a submarine come in contact with an antennae the mine at a short distance away at the end of the antennae would explode.
The problem has been to explode ■elf I the mines far enough away from the sweeper to insure safety and also to fores’all the danger of the explosion of a mine at a safe distance causing another close to the ship “going off.” The vessels in sweeping use special elecWic cables several hundred yards long. Operation of a system of elec-
By the Assoc! * tad Prrss
LONDON, (By Mail)—Confronted by what is described as perhaps the
greatest industrial and trade crisis
in the history of the country, the commercial leaders of Great Britain are bending every effort to speed up production, says the American Chamber of Commerce in London. One movement undertaken to head off only charged t^e difficulties foreseen is an effort
miso become a to jn(juce the workers to increase
production by showing them the
“dangerously critical position” in which Great Britain is now placed
by tile balance of trade against her.
For July, the adverse balance of trade amounted to about $380,000,-
000, according to figures given out by the American Chamber. Imports for that month increased about $150,000,000 while exports increased only about $3,500,000.
The American Chamber points out
ROTH HOUSE AND SENATE PARTI! TRATE IN EXERCISES OF WELCOME TO THE RIG CHIEF.
By the Associated press •
W A SH INGTON, Sep t. IS.—Congress, on behalf of the nation, today* extended to Gen. John J. Pershing as commander, and through him to his officers and enlisted men of tile American Expeditionary Forces, formal expression of the country’s gratitude for “their unwavering duty and valor throughout the war.”
Business in both houses was suspended for the day in order that all members might participate in the ceremonies which were arranged as the last formal function in connection with the welcome home of the commander in chief of the overseas armies.
Both the senate and the house convened early this afternoon and senate members w*ent in a body to the house chamber where the exercises began at two o’clock.
WEAKENED BY' ANCESTRY WORSHIP, OKER’ IAI, ( CRAFTING AXD QUACK DOCTORS.
AN DRJ ECT OF PITY.
I trio appliances prevents the mines ex- (hat this discloses a serious situation 1 ploding if the ship strikes an anten-;ail(1 says that, while it may seem
nae, but when the electric wire touches the antennae it blows the mines up at a safe distance from the boat. Hundreds are being destroyed by this method.
Aside from the danger said tediousness of the task, had weather is add-every matter except the, cd to the hardships of the American of new members no ac-1 sailors
I believe from streets that the
I haven’t heard
tion can he taken without a unanimous vote of *he representatives of the states which are members of the consul, so that in all matters of action the affirmative vote of the United States is necessary and equivalent to the united vote of the representatives of the several parts Empire. The united several parts of the cannot offset or vote of th** United
O. N. bonds.
1 o bt* a R. W Store: very feel
2 to I for the
Ratliff: I think it is going close election.
Simpson of the Surprise I think the sentiment is much in favor of the bonds. I confident that we shall carry
1 hem. Ii.
C. Wilson of Stevens-Wilson I feel like we will carry the by a big majority. I don’t be-the people of Ada have little
of the British votes of these British Empire bonds ; overcome the I States. '
In answer to the question of whether there was anything in the league of nations covenant which might directly or indirectly impose on the United States any obligation to support England in any way in case of a re\olt in Ireland, the pres idem said: “There is not. The only guarantee contained iti the covenant is against external aggression, and those who framed the covenant were scrupiously careful to interfere in 110 way with what they regard as the sacred rights of self dei *rtni nation.”
About 755 levels are employed, the majority of them American. Subchasers help by rounding up drifting mints that have broken from their moorings and sinking or exploding the mine bv fling a shot at it.
very w*eil for Great Britain to buy! from America much more than she! sells to America, that is a “fools paradise** for Americans.
The Chamber explains that an ex-: cessive adverse balance against j Great Britain would force down; sterling exchange on New York and; compel Great Britain to buy elsewhere, where exchange is higher.
“The only way out of this,” continues the statement of the American Chamber, “is for America to invest; in. British securities and to buy gen- ! erously of British materials and goods, that can be used to advan-1 tage. This would give Great' Britain the wherewithal to pay for her imports from the United States until she builds up lier exports to pay for them. If this is not done it is obvious that the United States’ exports to Great Britain must drop off.”
IHE ADA HIGH SCHOOF
a hustling Union Valley district, placed the News under substantial obligation to him this morn-1 e(j
E. W. Armstrong, young farmer of the
enough judgment to turn them down.
S. M. Shaw of Shaw’s Department Store: I have not talked to any
one today who is opposed to the bonds, and I have talked to many. I think they will go over without a doubt.
Ed Gwin of Gwln & Mays/. The bonds will carry, but I have no idea about the majority. I think a majority of the laboring people are for them. Very few of the voters I have talked to are against them.
QUENTIN ROOSEVELT WAB SHOE BY GERMAN
j tty News' Service
SYRACUSE, N. Y , Sept. 17. Quentin Roosevelt was shot by a German firing squad after he had made a successful landing over the enemy’s lines and did not meet j death in the air, as told in official American and German dispatches.
; according to Captain diaries C. Dodd, son of Brigadier General Geo. A. Dodd, United States Army, re-! tired, of Enfield, Ohio.
Photographs taken by an official German photographer and sold by i him to American officers with the I army of occupation vouch for the veracity of the story told by German I soldiers claimed to have witnessed I the incident.
“Quentin Roosevelt was shot by German troops upon making a safe landing in an airplane near a boche camp, according to the German I photographer’s tale.” Captain Dodd said.
“I talked with Germans who saw him come dow*n after being separat-froni a formation of American
Impending Steel Strike Now Seems To Be Inevitable
PREMIER Ll JWN D GEORGE URGES IHE CHANGE ON GROUND THAT ENGLAND IS MOST INTERESTED
U> tW Afrfoeiated Prt —
PA It IS.Sept iv. A number of! deputies are expected to ratify the ti eau with Germany tomorrow night
or Saturday at the very latest. Premier Clemeneeau will speak toinor-row on the treaty, considerable portance being attached to his
induce increased production, employers are endeavoring to show their employes the need of an expansion in exports which are char-* uctorized as the “life blood of British trade.”
At the same time, the American Chamber says, the government itself is being severely citicized because of ! national extravagance. The Times j is running dally a column headed “The Road to Ruin” under which the huge outlay of government funds is analyzed and given publicity.
The classes of the Ada High School met and organized, electing their officers and sponsors. Contrary to the general rule they were allowed to elect their own sponsors who will instill in the minds of the members of the class much enthusiasm and spirit in the ensuing year.
The following officers and sponsors wTere elected for their respective classes.
SENIORS—President, Arnold Mallory, Vice-President Julian Allen, Sec. and Treas. Meaders Jones, Sponsor, Mrs. Bullock.
JUNIORS—President Don Evans, Vice-President Clarine Roach, Sec. and Treas. Thelma Roberts, Sponsor Mrs. Cutlar.
SOPHOMORES—President Charles Cunning, Vice-President Roberta Al* len. Secretary Geraldine Hale, Treasurer Catherine Griffeth, Critic Louise Meaders, Sponsor Miss Geneva Ann Gordon.
FR ES ll MEN—Presider! t Chu rchil I Thomas, Vice-President Donnie Hughes, Secretary Mary D. Emery Treasurer, Jack Piice. Sponsor Miss Ruble Gay.
By th* A.’ sod a ut) 1'rcM
PITTSBURGH, Pa., Sept. 18 Pending arrangements for resuming their discussions on matters in connection with the steel workers* st rile called for next Monday, the national committee for the organization of iron ami steel workers issued a statement to the effect that having failed to obtain a conference with the United States Steel Corporation, the last and only avail-1 able hope is to strike until swell time as the corporation will meet the representatives of the men. The statement says in part:
“Iii his letter of Sept. 16th Judge Gary avers that he had two reasons in mind when lie refused to meet with the American Federation of Labor committee which called upon him recently requesting a conference for the purpose of presenting the grievance of his employees.
“First he did not believe that the committee was authorised to speak tor the majority of the employees.
“Second, a conference with the committee would have been treated by them as a recognition of the cli*-led shop method of employment.
“lf these are the real reasons actuating Judge Gary, surely they are not sufficient to plunge the indtis-nto a great labor conflict.”
This morning’s newspapers commented on the possibility of the; peace conference being transferred to; London. Premier Lloyd George, of; Great Britain, is said to have urged | the change on the ground that his I country is the one most interested in the future status of the Turkish empire, the oosiderat ion of which is the principal work conference.
‘ Tiger ” of ,
Now a Tired and Wan Old Veteran
remaining before the
RAILWAY AND STEAMSHIP
MEN TAKE STRIKE VOTE
By the Associated Presa
LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Sept. IS -Two hundred thousand railway and steamship men, members of the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Express and Station Employees, have been ordered to take a strike vote it was announced here today by J. J. Forrester, of Cincinnati, Ohio, president of the brotherhood to enforce demands made to the railway administration by the brotherhood on Aug. 18. Members of tile organization on the Pennsylvania Railway System, it was declared, will act within the next few days.
LISTEN FOR GARRAKl/S TRUMPET.
ing by bringing to the News office planes. Ills machine was potted by a half-bushel of the finest sweet po- boche aviators, but he landed unin-tatoes ever dug out of the valleys of; jured into the midst of German Pontotoc County. They were of the Hoisters.” famous Nancy Hall variety and four!
of them measure, acres OI he will brought Ada this
comfortably filled a peck Mr. Armstrong has I 1-2 these potatoes from which gather 3550 bushels. He a load of his potatoes to morning and sold them In
very short time for $2.00 a bushel.
Mrs. J. T. JL-. Brooks of Chaffe, Mo., is the guest of Mrs. I McNair. Mr. Brooks is superintendent of the Chaffe Division of the St. L & S. F. and makes frequent visits of business importance to this city.
II* the ImmwIn curry today, the result will Im* Mimic known by die sounding of the fire alarm. The alarm will he given as soon as the Mite Is counted and the result announced. lf you hear the alarm this evening, you may know that
the bonds have carried, lf you do not liear the fire alarm this evening, you may know that the bonds have failed* t
EMMA GOLDMAN MAY BE
18.- It warrant
I.et a Want Ad sell it for you.
motile 1 wa ut it oust* NCU y
QkJDt ASTOOP TM ar -Bae £ ON <r“ MICKIE* (VwftfN CK it" ETC) WAS tdpT UlpiTfl^ shoot
j Showers tonight and Friday. Cooler in north and west portions Frl-
By tim Prt^a
L\ TRANCHE, Wailea, France,!
1 By Mail) Premier Clemeneeau I arrived here the other day in search of peace and quietness. The Premier looked as if he needed rest and «here was nothing suggestive of the “Tiger” as he descended 1 rom the dusty automobile which had hor ie him from Paris to Theses.
He appeared old and wan and tired aud lieu vet! a sigh of relief as he sat on an old wooden bench in ihe had) garden of the villa Philippon, wiped the peroration from his brow* and enjoyed the ocean breeze.
The premier does not like public functions and probably the only one of the past few months, excepting those of the retrlevement of Alsace-Lorraine, at which he’did not appear bored was the Victory Ray p. ade. He has lost none of hi * good humor, however, and who 1 ask'd how he had enjyed the trip tron ihe capital, replied:
Somewhat tiresome but the country is so beautiful. Yesterday we visited several chateaux on the Loire.
I should have enjoyed greatly having a little sleep at Nantes but the crowd, after midnight commenced
to acclaim and cheer n e under my I tales, in order to he there very windows at ’he Central hotel. | per vise the putting down What a funny idea.**
Accompanied by a couple of old, weather-beaten fishermen, the Premier of France went for a stroll along the beach, .speaking with them in the dialect of the province.
DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 17.— China’s fourfold burden that is making her an easy prey'to Japan’s imperious, selfish ambition is ancestry worship, her grafting, corrupt officialdom, quack doctors and her military party, according to Charles O. Ford, secretary to the Rt. Rev. Charles D. Williams, Episcopal bishop of Michigan, who has just returned from a tour of Episcopalian missions in Japan. China and the Philippines in company with Dr.
John VV. Wood, head of the foreign department of the Board of Missions of the Episcopal church. Dr. Wood w’ill make report on his observations iii the Orient at the
General Convention of the Episcopal church to be held in this city October 8 to 2 7.
“By her ancestry worship, China is linked to a dead past,” says Mr. Ford. “Much of her tillable land is covered with graves; modern progress is arrested by fear of disturbing the spirits of the departed. Polygamy and concubinage are permitted and even approved lest there be no sons to perform the ceremony of ancestry worship.
China’s corrupt officials and her military party are grinding down the great mass of the people, diverting money raised by the people or borrowed from other nations for their own illegitimate gain.
“Disease—and never have I seen such terrible and malignant diseases and growths as in China—is rampant, and few are the trained Chinese doctors to combat it. The people generally are at the mercy of quack doctors, conscienceless Buddhist priests and a multiplicity of ignorant superstitions. One marvels at the virility of a nation which loses more than sixty per cent of its children before they are three years old.
“China’s religions are Confucianism and Buddhism. The first has little hold upon any but the educated classes. The second degenerates into a vast organization of graft for its priesthood who prey upon ignorance and superstition. Today Buddhism seems losing its hold upon the Chinese. There ar*1 many temples, but except during the Chinese New Year and certain festival periods they seem not to he generally attended.
“Amidst such conditions, Christian missionaries in China are wielding an influence in China which is going to play an important part in the future of the East.
“Often in whole provinces one finds every Chinese school closed for lack of funds or teachers. To every mission, large or small, are attached day schools for boys and girls. In the larger centers of population are schools corresponding to »he American grammar, high and preparatory schools. And in such cities as Shanghai, Wuchang, Pekin and Nanking, one finds great Christian universities with English as well as Chinese courses which are turning out the men who are des-tinued to become the leaders of the new* China.
“The women the church is sending 10 China
By til** Associated Press
ST. LOUIS, Sept. known today that a deportation of Emma Goldman was served on her last Friday in the Jef-ferson City penitentiary where she has finished serving a two years sentence for attempting to obstruct the army draft. Her release from penitentiary is set for Sept. 27.
are beginning to touch the lives of the Chinese women. They are giving instruction in Ii) git .it* and sanitation, in the care and diet of the children.
“When one sees the crowds wrho j throng the dispensaries of the I Christian hospitals, the terrible and ; loathsome growths and diseases became; with which they are afflicted, the for the|a^senoe ot even the simplest ideas of sanitation and decency, the damp, dark, dirty, ill-ventilated houses, the narrow, crowded, often wholly sunless streets, the tortures to which the poor people are subjected by ignorant quack doctors, one realizes the great service medical missionaries are rendering.”
\Y 11 ,S< > X PIR >T ESTS AGAIN ST
ORGANIZATION OF POLICE;
By tho AHstociBteU Pres*
WASHINGTON,, Sept. I S. President Wilson, In a telegram sent frau California and received here by the local city government, said that the organization of the police forces of the country for the purpose of bringing pressure against the public should not be countenanced or
U. G. Anderson and J. W. Brown, president and vice-president. respectively, of the Nu-Mex Oil company, returned this morning to Porto su-of the
machinery for drilling. The tools have been on the way for some time and will no doubt be on the premises when they reach that point. Messrs. Anderson and Brown are very enthusiastic over the oil situation at that locality and state that Portales is no doubt one of the coming oil centers of the mid-west. These men showed their patriotism as Ada citizens by continuing their visit longer than they had intended to in order to vote for the bond issue.
On Government Insuituice
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Williams returned this morning from an overland trip to Colorado Springs. Colo., wrhere they have spent two very pleasant weeks.
Ada. Oklahoma. Sept. 18,
News, Ada, Oklahoma. have a limited supply of Applications for Reinstatement of War Risk Yearly Renewable Insurance, Premium Rate Books for Government Life Insurance, (This covers all policies written by the Government, the newr and old.) and applications for Conversion of Government War Risk Insurance.
I have had several requests for these forms before they arere received and if those wanting these will cai at the Post Office they may procure them and I will gladly assist in filling out the applications, and give any information that I can concerning these.
WILBUR P. LEE. Ass’t P. M.
Bring you 1 ciran cotton the Ada News office. We you 3c a pound
rags to will pay