Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 64, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 28, 1922 Page: 8 of 8
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Published every day except Sunday by The Oklahoma Lender Co.
Oscar Aracringer ) Editors
Dan Hogan J
John Hagel Business Manager
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OFF WITH THE OLD LOVE
By T. E. POWERS
Copyright. 1922. by Star Company
ELECTION WINNERS DO NOT SLEEP
Reports from every part of the state that Mr. Walton
is gaining strength, that if the voting could take place to-
day he would be sleeted by a majority larger than that ever
given a gubernatorial candidate. It is estimated by his
most conservative friends that his majority will reach
100,000. The Fields machine, while spending money like
water and making all sorts of extravagant claims, does not
really believe its man has a chance.
Wagers, who are reported demanding long odds for
Fields cannot be found. Repeatedly rumors that there was
plenty of Fields money have been run down, with the result
that such sportsmanlike gentlemen could not be located.
Walton men anxious to get some of their alleged easy
money, are sent from one reputed sport to another, only
to find, in the end, that the liberally inclined gentleman had
left town. Betting talk on the part of the Fields crowd is
for propaganda purposes only.
But this editorial is written to remind the friends of
honest and clean government in Oklahoma that a political
battle is never won until the votes are counted, «nd to plead
with them, notwithstanding the tremendous lead which
Mr. Walton now holds, not to relax their efforts for one
moment until the struggle is over.
You must remember that in a statement issued by Mr.
Walton a few days ago he spurned the offer of the big inter-
ests, refusing their secret agreements and their money.
That money which might have been on our side had Mr.
Walton been base enough and cowardly enough to accept
their overtures, is going to be spent for the Fields machine,
and there will be hundreds of thousands. It will be used
to hire thousands of workers during the last week of the
campaign and on election day. These hirelings will pose
in every character of disguise, claiming sudden a.id acute
alarm for the safety of the state, and you will not have time
to trace and establish their connection with the big boodiers
who corrupted them.
The money behind the Walton campaign has been fur
nished by the labor organizations, the railroad brother
hoods, the farmers, the small business men and by those
who are opposed to government run by big business in the ,
interest of big business. For thL> reason our compaign funds
are limited. While we have been able to gather but a few
thousand dollars, they have millions.
Our ability 1.0 fight and our hope of success lies only
in the justice of our cause—in the righteousness of the
things for which we stand—in the devotion and loyalty of
the great masses of the common people to the principles of
popular government. If this struggle was to be determined
by financial power we were whipped to start with, and if
the people of this state can be bought—if they can be pur-
chased like cattle and hogs—we are defeated, for the Fields
machine has the money and nearly everybody is going to
have an opportunity to sell.
The Leader begs you, in the name oi' your homes and
firesides, in the name of your children, who will suffer im-
measurably if you fail in your duty, to not only spurn, as
we know you will, the corrupting efforts of the campaign
liars and boodiers, but work incessantly, with all your
power, for the triumph of the people over the plunderers.
The fight is not over until the last vote is counted.
JOu HA Vt YiOHPERrvL
Next Time she ouj^,
For Help, ill lethcr
qo it a Lone:-"
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HAT OTHERS SAY
FEDERAL JOliS FOR SALE.
Locomotive Engineers' Journal.
Senator Dial, of South Carolina, has performed a gen-
uine public service by bringing to light the shameful practice
of selling federal patronage indulged in by administration
friends and officials in his state. The occasion for these dis-
closures was President Harding's appointment of Joseph \\.
Tolbert as U. S. marshal for the western district of South
Carolina. When this nomination came before the senate for
its approval, Senator Dial submitted evidence to prove that
Tolbert, who is republican national committeeman for his
state, is peddling federal patronage for his personal benefit.
One of Tolbert's own associates swore to an affidavit that ha
expected to clean up $100,000 by this corrupt traffic. Senator
Dial told the senate: "I am informed that Tolbert sold pat-
ronage and that the universal charge was one-half of the
first year's salary; and it is now claimed and generally be-
lieved that this practice is in vogue. The proof presented
to me is unquestionable on the subject, and convincing beyond
the peradventure of a doubt."
The sums collected by Tolbert for his services in filling
federal positions ranged from $600 to $2,000. One of Tol-
bert's henchmen even sought to compel a poor woman to pay
him $300 to bring about her confirmation as postmistress.
These disclosures are on a par with those submitted &
year ago by Senator McKellar, of Tennessee, who alleged
that John W. Overall, republican national committeeman for
that state, was demanding and receiving $10.00 from appli-
cants for appointment as postmasters, and that friends of his
were soliciting from other applicants contributions to pay his
expenses on a trip to Washington.
This shametul practice of selling public offices has been
indulged in by the machine politicians of both political par-
ties. We do not know that the machine republicans are any
worse than the machine democrats. The only remedy is to
clean out the corrupt rascals in both parties who thus betray
the power entrusted to them by the people.
LOCAL CULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES
Letters to Leader
I^ettern from readers are wel-
come. Those of three hundred
words or less have the best chance
of publication. We reserve the
right to edit or condense. The
Leader Is to be understood ns
neither approving nor agreeing with
any opinion here expressed.—
dope in the interest of Brush Faced
Did he get away with it? Well I
should say not. I happened to be in
the crowd and it didn't take me
long to identify him as a scalla-
wag of the first water, and I spent
all of the afternoon heeling him.
He gave his name as Johnson
and carried a bogus credential as
an an organizer for the farmers'
union, of Henryetta.
Did he Injure the Walton cause?
Not on your life. I exposed every
cowaidly atempt he made to be-
smirch the men who met at Shaw-
nee and nominated Jack Walton.
Although he tried to conceal his
interest in the campaign and had
an ingenous plan to work for
By Oscar Araeringer in the Illinois Miner.
How much do ny of us really live? Hour after hour,
day after day, month after month, we go about our work
and play (what we can get of it) more or less like animate
macnines. We are depressed or mildly pleased,' irritated
or satisiied, content or discontented. And so are cows, no
doubt and fishes and grub-worms. Was the long haul from
the mud of primitive seas up to the making of an erect man,
so wonderfully described by H. G. Wells in his "Outline of
history," undertaken that the result might be nothing more
inspiring than this? Is the Man of the Twentieth Century
with his millions jf years of history behind him to be con-
aemned to a routine, gray life of unending drudgery, little
! better than that led by the beasts who are supposed to be
It would seem so when we look around us. Beautifully
kept machines representing mighty investments of brains
and material wealtl are everywhere waited on by men who
he got nowhere are no better than servants to the steel and iron masters that
same. He looked they tend. The bulk of the population of this country is
nuke in the grass caUght jn the relentless turn of wheel and engine, while the
few who, because of their privileged positions, might indeed
Is Oklahoma City on the eve of a cultural boom?
We have had real estate booms, factory booms and
May we not infer that the ever increasing enrolment
in the public schools, presages a cultural boom?
The coming season promises concert attractions, aver-
aging one for every six days, featuring many of the world's
greatest artists, with others being tentatively considered by
impresarios. Thjs Oklahoma City is more fortunate than
many larger cities this season.
The plan of the Apollo club to give civic popular con-
certs at course prices of from 20c to 70c per concert, offers
to the local merchants and business men an opportunity to
place Oklahoma City in high ranking honors with those
cities which have recognized the value of encouraging cul-
tural, along with commercial, development.
If the plan of the Apollo club succeeds this season
better things are in store for next year. To succeed the
club must sell 3,000 course tickets at $1 each, and in this
endeavor let them, by all means, have the enthusiastic co-
operation of the entire community.
A city, to be attractive to home seekers, must offer cul-
tural advantages to those who seek substantial success.
Otherwise those who come to prosper financially will go
elsewhere to live when financial stability has been attained.
Merchants and other business men must realize that they
we building best when they seek to make Oklahoma City
tempting to those who seek the best culturally along with
the most profitable commercially.
The civic popular concert offers them this opportunity.
One of the last bills introduced in congress had the
laudable aim of making the attorney general of the United
States live up to the law. It did not pass and so the at-
torney general of the United States doesn't have to live up to
Editor Leader: The New York
World prints on Sunday on an av-
erage of five editorials from dif-
ferent papers under the caption.
"Voice of the Union Labor and
Radical Press." Sometimes it has
two and seldom it hasn't one from
The Oklahoma Leader.
109 E. 11th St., N. Y. City.
Editor Leader: We have some
misunderstanding here in regard
to who will be eligible to receive
tho proposed soldier bonus. The
point I wish made clear is this: I
have two sons who were soldiers,
one in the Fifth and the other in
the Thirty-fifth division. They vol-
unteered, one over draft age. the
other within the draft age, but he
They and many others clairj
that the induction clause of the
bill would leave them out of its
benefits. I do not think that was
the intention of the framers of the
measure. Please make it clear.
Hurrah for Jack Walton.
C. W. CASE.
The only question in the case is
whether your boys lived in Okla-
homa when they enlisted. If Ok-
lahoma was their home state when
they enlisted they will be entitled
to the bonus. If they were citizens
of some other state at that time
they would not be entitled to par-
ticipate in its benefits.—Ed.tor
Till CHARACTER ASSASSIN
Editor Leader: In your paper
I yesterday you published a warning
against a fraud circular put out by
Allow me to say, I found him on
California street yesterday. He
was in the act of spreading his fake
More Truth Than Poetry
Dy James J. Montague
(Copyright, 1921, Th« Bell Syndic* t*. too.)
The lazy summer days are gone—
Farewell to loafing time!
The hills and meadows, in the dawn
Are white with frosty rime.
The mornings have a zip and snap,
The air a tingling zest—
A touch of chill that stirs a chap
To do his level best.
No more I loll by babbling brooks
My idle soul to feed
Upon the stuff of silly books
I never ought to read.
This autumn weather rouses me
To thoughts of nobler things.
It shows me what I ought to be
And lends ambition wings.
No more my days shall slip away
With next to nothing done,
A long good-bye to futile play
Now autumn has begun.
Toward stern, hard work my steps are set
AncKI have waked up, at last,
To seek tb make up, even yet,
The folly of the past.
Whate'er the weather, rain or shine,
I do not care at all,
I'm out upon the stroke of nine
And teeing up my ball.
I'm filled with vim and dash and force;
I'm virile and alive;
And I am going to make that course
In less than eighty-five!
with his little
like a yellow
and proved it.
If there is any law whereby men .
libeling others in such a cowardly know the fulness of real life, devote their days and nights
manner might be punished I think to the practice of vhat a great modern economist has called
it should be used. The idea of men j "conspicuous waste."
Of this character being permitted to I ls there any way out? Can those of us who produce
run our streets and distribute such! , , . ,, , ...
, . . the tfoods of the world know something of the richness and
deiamatory and libellous circulars, 6 . . .
traducing well known people who fulness of life as it was meant to be lived by modern men
enjoy the esteem and confidence of and women? Can we have happiness, the fine, fierce joy
our citizens is ridiculous to say the, jn living that has been felt by other men in other days?
loasti | Here and there throughout the labor movement are
IzcYuuo^was'w ki™ "up.0thcy'keen-visioned men and women who believe that they have
should take larger interest in this the answer to this most fundamental of all our problems.
ard"rSrac"er"'aLassin\UCasCtms | These men and women find the answer in nothing more
snake Johnson wouid not dare put aensational than education. All across the country they are
pearson'our nnS'ataie de"1 working day and night to form labor classes and schools
cent citizens. Every one of us and colleges that men who work with their hands to hold up
ahow^our'coro^s.^rganized'capUal the foundations of modern civilization may have some of
is spending money like tury to de- the benefits that civilization is popularly supposed to bring.
icaLwags inythaerestaieln!ndallthder They tell us that true happiness is after all a thing
purpose is not omy to deieat Jack of the mind. For awhile, for a fleeting moment man may
bUt t0 deslroy "''eanizcd fln(j happiness in possessing wealth, in things of the flesh.
Get busy men, vigilance is the But in the long run, happiness of this sort is much the same
okiaUU'cu/' t. J. GANNON as the happiness that comes to the drunken man and the
"PEACEFl'L KANSAS CITY." !~
1 have just returned to Chicago,
reactions that follow, the sense of futility, are likewise the
same. The man ..live is the man who has developed every
after living In Kansas City, MoTfor potentiality with ,vhich he was born in this world. He uses
three years. I sure do miss that 1)is body to produie the useful and necessary goods of the
good old-fashioned time. There tho * 1 , . , , , • u-
people have good long hours to world. He uses his brain to better his condition, to j^ive him
themselves. The children are put esCaDe from the oppressions and misery that ignorance
to bed at the correct time. Every- , , in i x u
thing runs smooth there. There is invites. rm"
no loud yelling on the streets after
9 o'clock and the fathers and ino'h-
ers enjoy a pleasant evening by
Every one is so happy and friend-
ly in those western states.
mrs. f. .Mcpherson.
—Chicago Daily News.
Poetry must be extra good to se-
cure a place in this paper. Poels.
or folks who think they are. must
not be surprised or offended if
their contributions do not appear.
If you want your effusions re-
(urn m1 better send stamps.—Editor.
KRAZY KAT — Cast Thy Brick Upon (he Air.
The educated man, whether or not he has ever
gone to school or college, is the reasoning man. He can
control his own destiny and that of others.
Labor has learned an invaluable lesson. It knows that
no longer can it ..ust to those who exploit it, to provide it
with education a.4 well. It knows now that if it would have
the real happiness that education brings it must set up its
own press, its ow schools, its own colleges. The movement
is just beginning. But it will grow slowly, though surely,
just as unionism ha? grown, by trial and error, through the
devoted efforts oi a few men and women until at last labor
education in this country becomes an established and
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