Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 83, Ed. 1 Monday, November 20, 1922 Page: 6 of 6
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Published every day except Sunday by Tlio Oklahoma leader Co.
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Dan lloiian J
^ohu UiikmI llimlncHH Manager
Atlveillnlni HipraKi-ntatlVN: New York, Wllllnm P. Ward, Trlbuna
Building. Chicago, Itobt IDomkIiin, Marquette Building. Kansas City,
OmIft iIi.>u. R,publli Building
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Three Mouth* $1.26
Hy Carrier in City:
Out) Week 10.10
17 West Third Blroot, Oklahoma City, Okln.
P. O. Box 777. Telephone Maple 7600
Kntared iin geonnd cIim nuill matter Juno l. BHH, at tits Poetofflca
• t Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, under the Acl of March .t. IH7!>
LEADER'S m<; CIRCULATION DRIVE
Numoroim portions! lot tern addroHHcd to tho editor of
the Loader inquiring a to the neiniin«m>HH of the remark-
able price offerings in connection with the bic salenman-
Rhip contoat now uroitiK on, the purpose of which is to in-
creaso tlie circulation of the Leader, constrains us to say:
This contest is being conducted by an organization
which has conducted thousands of identical campaigns, cov-
ering most of the states of the Union. In every instance the
public and the newspaper served have unanimously de-
clared that the methods employed were absolutely fair and
free from any of the dissatisfaction and bitterness and dis-
appointments which often follow contests of this character.
This organisation is thoroughly reliable and the Leader
stands unequivocally behind every proposition made.
The automobiles and other prites offered have been
purchased and are on exhibition to all contestants. They
will be distributed and awarded exactly as promised.
And here is an unusual condition, almost unprecedented
in contests of this character: During the last ten days of
the contest, 110 one, not even the Leader, nor the contest
manager, nor any of the contestants, nor any of their
friends, will know how the votes stand until the contest has
been closed and the final count made. In other words it is
impossible that any juggling may be done—every one will
have an equal opportunity to win.
Another feature is that everybody wins—nobody loses.
Those who stay in the contest to the end and may happen to
miss wining one or more of the prises, will bo paid a com-
mission upon all cash subscriptions turned in.
Kveryone may be assured that it is an absolutely fair
and square contest and that the Leader's reputation for
tt Mtty and truthfulness is behind it from start to finish.
BUTCHERING THE LANGUAGE
The bituminous coal operators in their statement to the
United States Coal Commission demand among other
"That every man has a right to work without either
interference or compulsion, when, for whom, and upon such
terms as he may .,ee fit."
If Knglish words—as bandied about by coal operators— I
nean anything, then that demand means that any working-
man shall have the right to go into any mine or factory at ,
any time and go to work without consulting the boss, and
collect whatever amount of wages ho chooses to name. Cer-
tainly this is the natural meaning of the words. What else
could happen if "every man has a right to work without
either interference or compulsion, when, for whom, and
upon such terms as he may see St ?"
But will these operators live up to this demand which
they have made for the workingman?
Will they permit any worker to go down the mine and
go to work whenever he chooses, without consulting them'.'
And will they let him fix the amount of wages he shall re-
ceive—as stated in the demand?
I-et any worker try this—and he will either gvt hi#
block knocked off or else he will land in the bughouse. The
employers don't mean what they say at all.
What they mean is thai the worker shall not join a
union which will aid him in getting a job and in getting
decent wages and conditions of labor. They are willing that
he should organize to play checkers, but not to improve his
condition. They haw not the slightest intention apply
the demand to themselves. On the contrary, they make it
in order that the poor worker may stand helpless and
friendless before them, bowed and humble, seeking a job.
and forced to take one upon whatsoever terms they may
choose to name.
That is what they really mean—quul.it they were hon-
est, that is what they would say—instead of committing
violence upon the English language.
W ARREN AND HIS FRIENDS
U HAT OTHERS SAY
COERCING BUSINESS MEN
It is reported that representa-
tives of the railroads, in many in-
stances, have approached mer-
chants and professional men, sug-
gesting that the roads will remove
terminals and other institutions
from towns if the citizens sympa-
thize with and assist the striking
The workers, whose labors and
patronage make the railroads, the
merchants and the professional
men a possibility, take the position
that they will not give their pat-
ronage to business and professional
men who antagonize their interests
by encouraging a system that re-
duces their wages and living stan-
The loading of the workers with
high rents, interest and profits is
driving labor into the co-operative
movement, where the worker con-
serves to himself all profits on his
individual business. When rail-
roads quit hauling the product of
labor, there will only be rusting
rails and rotting ties.
The business and professional
men may be crushed between these
two forces, but railroads will never
refuse to haul the products of la-
bor or stop to shed a tear over one
of their ruined victims. Each cor-
poration is seeking hugs sums of
money for extravagant salaries
and dividends, giving no thought
to the welfare of the public, or the
worker, caring nothing forvthe na-
tional structure their combined ef-
forts are building.
The deep thinking and scheming
for the individual aggrandizement
of corporation lackeys, and the us-
ing of government functions to
further these individual schemes,
has brought our nation to the verge
Oct. 10, C. N. Haskell. Oklaho-
ma's first governor, admirably por-
trayed this in the following words:
"They say lhat our government is
proseprous. That is a myth. The gov-
ernment is merely a figure of speech
representing the* people, and a govern-
ment is only as prosperous as its peo-
ple. By the people we must mean the
It is well to be loyal to one's friends—but e\en that
virtue can be carried to extremes—and a certain gentleman
in Washington is doing so.
President Harding is particularly unfortunate in the
friends he makes. If he had the courage to break away from
t '-em he might become a passable pres.,lent—tf it is possible
for any president who is wedded to capitalism to be such.
He sticks to Attorney General Paughertv and Brigadier
General Sawyer as if he were afraid he might be losing
something if he lost them. He would only be Wing trouble
It must be hard enough to ride tho rough seas of the pres-
idency without carrying so much excess baggajre.
Harding was asked by a New York organisation
ANOTHER PILOT DROPPED
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cm! of all of our
The good cftirens
attention to the sore
non an.: wellwisheJ
ful administration instead
h to Walton and the pe
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pce-r resident in
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producer, and there is but one sour«
from which wealth can spring and thai
is from the production of the country
The professional men are looked ujob
with the profoundest respect, but thej
would starve if it were not for the pro-
ducing class which furnishes them theli
"The farmer is the only one who can
exist with a wall completely surround-
ing hiin. So it is the farmer ami la.
borer that we must look to with re-
spect more than the professional :nan.
"They say that capital is entitled to
prosperity. That i« true. They say
that capital and labor must comblni
their efforts for the best welfare ol
the country. That is also true. But
it does not mean that labor shall b«
the slave of capital. In every election
we should ask our officials if they rec-
ognize the earning capacity of our
country. The earning capacity of the
"Did you ever sotp to think that last
year our expense for running the na-
tional government at Washington wai
over }4.« 00,000,000? And that the ex-
pense of running the other smaller
governments would equal another $4,.
000,000,000? And we must stop and
consider that this must be paid out ol
the gross production of the country,
and it will not equal the amount. All fl
of the real produce combined will not 3
sell for $8,000,000,000. If we keep thii
up we will land on the rofcks of in-
These words of ex-Governor
Haskell emphasize the fact that
each producer and worker in every
capacity and industry of life should
expepd his best energies of brain
and muscle, and all available cash
in building a commercial and po-
litical system in which all products
of labor will be handled by co-op-
erative associations composed of
the workers themselves, wherein
the cost of administration will be
held within the limits of a fair per-
centage of gross production.
Nations and institutions live a
life whose duration is measured by
the just and honest methods of con-
ducting business. Centuries ago it
was written, "I will be a swift wit-
ness against * * * those that op-
press the hireling in his wages"
(Mai. 3-5) and today' we see tho
fulfilling of it in our nation.
What's up? Why do people all
crane their necks gazing at that
particular corner? Nothing is in
sight. Yet one hundred and twenty
million paiijs of American eyes bug
out like toad's eyes. What's the
Sh! Prosperity is just around
Why doesn't Prosperity come on?
Has Prosperity been slugged? Has
Prosperity caught its foot in a
switch frog? What's happened to
Sh! Sh! Sh!
Keep watching! And thinking!
Thinking of what?
Oh. most anything. Think of the
fact that the sun arose this morn-
ing. And that the sun will do the
For it wilW That is certain.
But it is not more certain than
that Prosperity is just around the
corner. Think of that while you
are about it.
What. now. will induce Prosper-
ity to pop into full view?
Lots of things.
ill mention only two:
A high tariff is one. A low tariff
is the other.
Either one will do it.
I can prove it-
Take the high tariff first. What
will a high tariff do? It will do
It will make i* possible for fac-
tory owners to raise the price of
The price of fabrics is too high
already. Nobody has the present
"li hy Do We Say" \
KNOW IN'. TIU ROPES.
This is a nautical expressioi
ss meaning in these days
Mn Bessie S. MeCoUitt. Rar.k
Abbte H ercnan. Sapulpa M
t-ulu An i« rson. Drumright. .■*
Mrs. \nna OkUhoma Ct
are elects' The last infomut:
the Leadvr ha<; was that \t
Mitchell, a candidate for reprvs*
tative in Payr.e cow
Then everybody will have the price
of everything that is for sale.
But a reader stops reading and
"You can't get something for
nothing." I meet his complaint
with cheerfulness. I say:
"Oh, yes you can, reader. You
can get something for nothing by
somebody else getting nothing for
something. And a high tariff fa-
cilitates the exchange.
So glap it on. There's big money
in a tariff—for the baby industries.
The owners of these babes get
great big money. Then they slip
the big money to the workers.
All that goes up is bound to come
That's one way to bring on the
millenium. There's another: The
low tariff—or the no tariff. How
will that work? This way:
The tariff, we'll suppose, is now
off. Let the paupers of Europe send
their fabrics to us in ships. That's
much better than to have the pau-
pers ship themselves to us.
Whichever they do, we'll soon be
paupers ourselves. Then it will be
pauper pitted against pauper the
Yes. Let the tariff pendulum
swing. That's the cure. That's
what the economists all say.
Change from a high tariff to a low
tariff. Then change back again.
Meanwhile let the people organ-
ize themselves into contentment
clubs—that is if they feel the leasl
bit of interest in the situation.
For Prosperity is just around the
I hope that I haven't contra*
I dieted myself.
A member of an athletic club
fter swimming the length of th#
large tank in the basement of thi
u of institution, came out puffing and
of blowing, apparently exhausted.
"You don t manage your breath*
ing right.'' said the swimming in-
structor. "it ought not to tire yoi
so. As to the upper part of youi
body, including your arms, you us<
exactly the same muscles, and it
very much the same way. in swim-
ming as in sawing wood."
"No. sir!" gasped the swimmer
"When it comes to sawing woo<i, 1
use the muscles of some otheJ
0RV101> Ql 1 STIONS
"A fullblooded American Indian
renounces that he is trying to be a
'white-washed American/ "
"Going to run for the senate?"
asked Mr. Grumpson.—Birmingham
KRAZY KAT — Real Cause for Worry.
ho invest ijtat ion and deter-
ch*rpe$ which h \-o b*vn
to suspend Dauffherty du
nun*turn of th* impe*chm -r
brought *r inst him. th* pnatont referred the amund u
To lV*ush*rty himsolf!
Tn.s c*ll (Vvr laughter or russ words. acMrdiryr to th<
hu or one is in. The president is either a prime ,iok or a
prime joker, w* Jont know which.
Let us not allow- a little tast<
fears. Bvild your organ nations
larger battles yet to
of victory to quiet
and get ready for
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