Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 80, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 16, 1921 Page: 1 of 4
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An independent newspaper published 1
every day except Sunday. Owned by g
more than 7,000 farmers and workers, tf- |
tablished to defend and cherish freedom |
of the press and liberty of public opinion. I
It serves no interest but the public good. I
"FEARLESS AND TRUE"
full Leased Wire United t'ress Keport—Member Federatea i rest.
Vol. 2—No. 80
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA.. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1921
PRICE ONE CENT
TALKING IT OVER
MARINES ON DUTY GUARDING MAIL
Commencing Monday, the
sheriff of Oklahoma county
will sell 80,000 pieces of prop-
erty for taxes and the chamber
of commerce is fathering a >
seven million dollar bond issue, j |y|arjnes Assigned To Guard
most'8approved "remedy for Mails Figure in Notorious
debts is mor« debts. 11 you Bandits S6IZUI6.
haven't got the money and you -7 -
want liberty or victory, a ntOENix, Ariz.. Nov u. - Roy
j J pL..,,.u. nr Gardner, the modern west s most no-
paved road to Choctaw r |uj robbpr wm ^
bridge over Muddy Bogy, today
bonds. If you want a lact0l> George B. Brlaby, chief of police,
in your front yard, a rectory in anounced that a roan taken from a
your back yard or a rookery 111 gQnttt Fe.maii train had admitted he
your garret, issue bonds. was Gardner.
Bonds are the only kind ot Two marines assigned to guard the
debts that pay themselves, mails recently by PoBtmaBter Gen-
Leastways, they do not have eral *Hays, figured in the capture of
to be paid by the people who
The marines, aided by Herman In-
derived, a mail clerk, suspected Gard-
ner was about to rob the train. They
took him into custody after a hot
The man first j?K$e the name of
Nelson. His finger prints tallied with
Gardner's however, and he admitted
Vote "No" And Save
Is Speakers' Plea]
make them. All we have to
do is pay off the bonds issued
by our fathers, raise the in-
terest on the bonds issued by
ourselves and • nature will do
A seven million dollar bond
issue may grow to twenty mil-1 his identity.
lion dollars before it is ready
Thousands'of people will flock HEARING TODAY
to Oklahoma City to help us ipiiprii/ nrp'
spend that seven million. The (^HLCK.-Ur 1
increase in population will pay ,
their board, and the best in- Anneals Court Will 'Harmony" Strained to Break-
vestment, next to a bond issue, Inderal AppeaiSbUUIl^vv , pnjnt Ru ai|pf,pri Mi|.
In an effort to prevent a recurrence of recent mail robberies. Tinted States Marines have been placed
aboard mail trucks and trains. A detachment of two hundred marines has already been assigned to the New
York post ofliee and is on duty, as the above photograph shows. In the insert is Lieutenant Harry Millei.
IT. S Marine Corps, who suggested the idea to Postmaster Hays. '
Officials of the railway mail service at Oklahoma City would not comment Wednesday on reports thai
all trains in this stato ure under armed guard. - -
Begin Hearing on Injunc-
CHICAGO. Nov. 16. (U. P.)
Unionism of America will he dealt
a death blow if the "check-off" in-
junction issued by Judge Anderson
in Indianapolis is upheld, attorneys
for the United Mine Workers of
America contended in arguing an ap-
peal before the United States circuit
court of appeals. .
•ommerce and industry.
Premier Briand believes he can ;
reach the American ear better now
than ever before He will speak at
the next open session presenting his
Hearing on the injunction against
the "check-off" system at the mines
issued by Federal Judge Anderson.
Indianapolis, was up in the I nited
States court of appeals here today.
Judge Anderson issued an order re-
strnininK mine operator, from col- entg ( malntalnlng France
lecting union dues, as provided in,
agreements with unions.
A temporary staying order was is-
sued by the court of appeals here
November .3, and the case set for
Most of the 35.MOO miners in cen-
tral states who struck following
Judge Andersons injunction, rc-
tourned to the pifs when the staying
order wa§ granted.
"Slew Seventh On Day
Began Wooing Eighth"
cow that milks herself.
By the way, do you know
why most American cities are
bonded to death? It happens
this way. The wise men who
do our thinking have persuaded
the majority that municipali-
ties can only concern them-
selves with non-productive in-
dustries, meaning thereby that
cities may spend money, but
must not earn money.
A city, for instance, may
pave streets but it may not col-
lect nickels on the cars that
run over the streets. * It may
keep up a fire department'to
protect its citizens against loss
by fire, but it must not sell fire
insurance. A city may spend
ten millions for pipes to take
sewage out of town, but it must
not invest one million to bring
gas into town.
In short, cities may properly
engage only in enterprises, ac-
tivities and industries which
produce no income. Whereas,
industries, municipal and other-
wise, that earn money are re-
served for the Anton Classens.
The Antons, everywhere, are,
therefore, strongly in favor of
bonding cities to finance non-
productive enterprises, such as
sewers, straightening rivers,
etc. They justly reason that
the larger the bonded indebt-
edness of a city, the less it is
apt to invest money in produc-
tive public utilities such as
light and power plants or street
In this connection I want to
point out that city owned tram-
ways of San Francisco made
money on five-cent fares, even
during the war.
Two hundred municipal light
plants in Canada are selling
electricity at three cents per
Please compare these rates
with what we pay in Oklahoma
City and then figure out how
many miles of sewer and how
many piles of hospitals the dif-
ference would pay for in the
course of ten years.
If I were a city and wanted
money for improvement, 1
would make it my business to
go into business to make money
—just as the Antons do.
Of course, the public owner-
ship of public utilities smacks
of bolshevism, while the public
ownership of public schools
does not. The essential dif-
ference between the two is that || ||||
the first makes money and ther, .,utnmohil,.,
last doesn't. rying them from the jail, it was in
Nevertheless, 1 would be
strongly in favor of municipal
ownership if I were not firmly! true. Those who grafted dur-
incj Point By Alleged Mil-
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16. (U. P.)
i.;• n I disarmament hentofori
submerged by the problems of naval j
limitation is destined to play an im- ,
portant and perhaps troublesome
part in the arms parley.
A clash between British and ,
French viewpoints is expected.
France wants to keep her army;
England wants the army reduced. j
holding it and the policies behind j
it are a stumbling block to British
ARMS PARLEY TODAY
The committee on Far Eastern
and Pacific questions met behind
A sub-committee composed of
foreign admirals and Assisiant
Secretary of the Navy Theodore
Roosevelt met to begin examina-
tion of proposed modifications of
the naval limitation plan.
Conferences among delegates
were scheduled to occur today
In congress, word from the ad-
ministration was awaited before
action is taken on the Pomerene
resolution to suspend work on
the naval program.
case at iv!
Hotel Clerk Testifies That He
Heard Cries For Help
Coming from Room.
As the dtdeuse opened fire in the
murder trial of Aunabelle Edwards
Wednesday Moman Pruiett began to
attack the heretofore slightly chal-
lenged testimony of the state.
Pruiett had alleged the existence
of a "Kigautic conspiracy" which had
eulisted even Governor J. B. A. Rob-
ertson in the attempt to send Anna-
belle Edwards to jail for life.
Hotel ( lerk Testifies.
In developing the self-del- nse
theory Pruiett presented Pearl Hol-
brook. clerk at the Lawrence hotel,
who "testlfled that during November.
I!>20. he rushed to Edwards' room in
unswer to cries for help.* He said
that he found Mrs. Edwards on the
bed her face streaming blood while
her husband, Billy Edwards, was
Dr. H. J. Waul tesUfied to treat-
ing Mrs. Edwards for abrasions ou
her lip following a "row" with her
Francis ,\k*Cafferty, often referred j
I to as "Snake" during the state's tes- j
tiniony, and with whom J. D. John-'
;-on charged that Mrs. Edwards had |
, illicit relations, was called to tin- ;
I stand by Pruiett. He denied John- J
son's accusations, saying that he was |
, merely seeing Mtb. Edwards on busi-
1 uess. .
In cross-examination County At-
torney Forrest Hughes forced Mi
( afferty to admit that a still had
—AS TAXES ARE
Effort to saddle $7. loo. 000
worth of bonds on the community
comes when about 80,000 pieces of
property in the county are al-
ready being advertised for salt to
pay taxes, it was declared on
Wednesday by .1. L. By lands, pub-
licity manager oT the campaign
against the bonds.
The Legal News carried lists of
property estimated to number
60,000. on which taxes were de-
clared delinquent, he said The
"resale" list was figured to total
about 20,000, including property
taken over by the county in for-
mer years. The total number of
property owners represented in
Definite figures were not avail-
able, estimates being made from
the lists which ran JO and I ti
pages, with 15 and 7 columns
Briand does not
intend to get
Delegates Offer Proposal Con
cerning Status at Secret
i WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.— China
today offered a proposal on her fu-
Unless She Can Get Substi-
tute "Agreement" Includ-
ing United States.
j WASHINGTON. Nov. lti (By U.
| P.) Great Britain will not cancel
I the Anglo-Japanese alliance unless
I she gets at the arms conference a
i satisfactory substitute.
This emanated from persons con- been found on his farm recently.
I versant wholly* with the British posi
I What the empire wants is at
I "agreement" "alliance" is avoided sions, but declared he was mere-
as repugnant to American ideas, be-1 ly escorting her to visit his mother
'tween American, Japan. England and land her lawyers. [nearly
] perhaps China.
Robber Believed Wounded -
Shooting Greet Police on
been | One Burglar Call.
admitted that he "might
riding with Mrs. Edwards" at night
in the country m « •. oe,-«- j poU(.# ,:ba||e<| burgtar, T]
day night and one policeman was
shot by a nervous house-
When pressed regarding the still i holder who mistook him for a burg- j
Patterson's "Soap Saving" ||
To Have Tried River Projecti|
'He.it the bon«f: and au\e the work-
ingman's home," was the slogan pro-
posed for the anti-bond organisation i
which w.i.- formed Tuesday evening |
at the court house. Five hundred i
citizens, men and women, represent- |
ing all political faiths, pledged hun-
dreds of dollars to the committee for |
the purpose <>i fighting the bosda
History <u past bond issues backed ]
by lh« tame people who are now ,
pushing1 the proposed expenditure o.
i7,100,000 was gone into by men w ho
have lived in the city since '8''.
Charg< ••1 incompetency w • v>£p
brought ...^ataist city Commissioner«
Warren E. Moore and Joe Patterson,
j w ho will practical!) control the ex*
penditure of ;ill but $500,000 of tliu |
entire bond issue.
Says Bunnell.* "Switched."
Charges that Mike Donnelly. ;«t
first opposed t«* the bonda on Its
rounds that It would mean a C p< t \
cent iiu'rcasc < i taxation, had sud-
denly reversed his position and de-1
clared that it would only cost the j
taxpayers cents a day. were mad
by Byron Shear, former mayor.
Howard B. Hopps, representative!
of the American Legion, spoke
that organisation and said that after!
,i spirited f i in "ii the floor "f the |
Leglop, the soldier-organisation a<i
he red i< Its policy of "not takfng am I
_ side in a matter where there was any |
difference of opinion."
lo eph L. Rj lands, state organiser!
Of Hi'' World War Veterans, rival f
soldier organisation, announced that. I
thi attitude ol the Lesion was (M
main reason whj the e£-soldler was I
non being disregarded by congress |
Qualified . uthonti- man. it pi,tin on his plat e Met atterty declared that jaI One robbei was believed to have ''SpeakinIn behalf of Too mem-
that Bpgiand doe« not even dream of he did not know how it got there. Ij,een wounded In a running fight on '"':s the World War Veterans ti
ditching the alliance upon request) Defense lawyers promised that j ^ ^ #«#.k 'will say that our organization is t®|
man opposed to this bond issue.
from America unless some adequate , Mrs. Edwards herself would take the i ^ ,,Hl ' ,v 11 "e*
scheme for replacing it is presented, stand Wednesday afternoon. 1 The opening report from *18 North
"We will not be coerced by Amer- After three gruelling days
in : Lee was that a would-be burglar had
for land armaments.
ill l.xplaiii Big Army.
"We will ask nothing." Briand de-
clared, pounding the table before
him. But Bi land wants to show the
"why" for the 800,000 men—arguing
(Continued on PnRe 3.)
VERSAILLES, Nov. 16. M*. P.t
"Bluebeard" Landru started courting
the eighth of his 285 fiancees on the
same day he is alleged to have mur-
dered his seventh, according to evi-
dence introduced by the prosecution prosecution
The case of the seventh of ten
women he is charged with murder-
ing was taken up. that of Madame his courtship
Buisson. The prosecution showed who. however,
that Landru had carried on a pas- | his victims.
I ica_ into doing that. " said one Brit- which the court did not adjourn un-
treaty from America as a substitute | ture status in the Far East to the i isher. while others held that the : 1 -ti 1 midnight, the state rested Its case
arms limitation conference. tliance is essential unless a practical J Tuesday night.
The proposal was presented by the agreement as to the Far East is
Chinese delegates at the secret meet- reached.
ing of the conference, meeting as a j America Favorable.
committee on Far Eastrn questions The American delegation is known
in the Pan-American Union build- to he favorable to an agreement
ing, here. * imongst all the powers interested in
The Chinese spokesman was given the Far East an agreement capable
an opportunity to present China's of supplanting the alliance by offer-
hopes. aims and policies in the pres-iing sufficient guarantee to England
ent conference. ''<> make it worth while to scrap what
Secretary Hughes is understood to has become repugnant to America
have made a Kcneral talk in reply, and even a source of displeasure
expressing sympathy witih Chinese within parts ol the empire.
aspirations. ! America is expected to present a
According to authoritative infor- J Far Eastern program based on these
vith her for mation, however. Secretary Hughes j lines:
i did not present the American pro- L An "agreement" ainoir- the
ere produced i gram on the Far East to the meeting ! powers as to Far Eastern questions,
1 nor did the Japanese delegates offer hacked by an international council
in any of their plans. s™e tov adjudication of the
New York Exchange Member
Says There Is No Justifi-
cation for Advance.
Many of th<
Basing Its charge on entries
Landru's famous notebook, the ; The meeting adjourned for the day
harged that Madame i shortly after one o'clock.
Buisson was murdered September' A statement is to be issued later.
1. 1917. At 10 a. in., the same day. j Hughes entertained the delegates
it was declared the "Don Juan" left j and their technical advisors at .t
the Cambais vjlla for Paris to begin | luncheon in the Pan-American build-
NEW YORK, Nov.
The price of turkey
giving foodstuffs are
been frightened away by screnms.
1 From a home in the 700 block on
j West Third came the report that a
I man was cutting a window screen.
| When the police got there and began
I investigation they were met with a
volley of shots from the householder.
I The burglar was gone.
' A housebreaker was reported to
have walked into 1131 West Twenty-
fourth street, but after surveying the
premises, walked away without tak-
After entering a residence at ".401
North Me Kin ley a burglar made his j
exit with a pair of trousers, lie ex- | 1 HI*
tracted $35 and threw the trousers ; Benew
back In the bedroom. their
A timely call from ltf28 West Sir' State*
that a man was trying to enter a , wages
Western Roads' Pay Reduc-|
tion Demand Put Up To
Rail Labor Board.
up residence resulted in 10 police being
hy food profiteers, B. J. VartCott. Sr..
on the way
Madame Segret, I ing.
not become one of i
2. Adoption of the open door pol' ; "Turkey jump
i iey in the East with guarantees for exchange today
the political integrity of china and
I'ussla, the latter's interest to be
safeguarded by the other nations un-
til she is able To come back into the
i international family.
ents on tli
USE HOUNDS TO BLASTS SHAKE
SEEK NEGROES N. Y. DISTRICT
Life Termers Among Black Hundreds of Harlem People I
FIGHT ON HOIT
English Not Committed
To Anglo-U. S. Navy Yard.
w ASHINOTt >N
Britain is not al
it method of meet-
s on replacement,
li&cuss other ays-
Convicts Who Escape
scoured the woo
. Nov. 16. (U. P.)
s in this vicinity for
ho sawed their way
out of the county jail here shortly-
One of the escaped prisoners had
been sentenced to hang, while two
faced life imprisonment for murder.
Outside help was given the ne-
■roes, local authorities believe. Sev-
uscd in car-
Are Roused From Beds
NEW YORK. Nov. 16. (By C. P.)
Hundreds of people fled from their
I beds to the street early today when
a series of explosions shook a section
| of Harlem.
The explosions occurred as flames
Wilkinson Oeclares Kansas -p_ „eveloped
Strike Is Not Directed , roiiowini receipt of ai*o up a
at Court Law. word from London that the liberal I creaaed demand."
j press w as critical of the replacement
FORT SMITH. Ark.. Nov. 10. (By reservation.
U. P.)—Renewal of the fight to
Last year the peak
was 55 cents. And as the holiday1
draws nearer the price is bound to
"There is absolutely no reason
why the price should be as high as
last year. Market conditions are
most favorable. There are plenty of
birds, the w eather is Ideal, and there |
have been liberal receipts on sales. !
It is clearly a profiteering tendency
that has run up the price. They
know they can get as much as they
want for turkeys this time of the
dispatched to the
the police were
call they heard screams from the
1400 block on West 25th. A man
was see* climbing from a window
at 1128 West 25th The chase began.
Police fired several shot but the man
i i n' hi oa railroad - an I j
liljili.' • before the l nit* d||
railroad labor hoard
wages loomed today.
This followed action «>i 75 western]
roads in asking workers of all
classes to accept wage reductions.
It is not believed that a crisis stick |
as that of October JO, when a strike-^
was narrowly averted, will be re-
This will he the procedure in the%
•scaped. A neighbor said that a man present case:
holding his side and heard ? 'Railroad executives and represen- j
us he fled through his back tatlves of unions will meet and bar- j
w as described as a tall rain over wages If thr> are unable .
hoes on. to agree, then the
police an- 'ally thrown before the labor board.!
West « all- The labor board is expected to band t
the down sooij a decision on new w ork- (
man with while tennis
Returning to the station poll
swered a call from 307 West
fornia. Burglars had entere
auction rooms and opened th
which bad been left unlocke
empty by the proprietor.
bit with the In-
ere injured fighting
zinced that it will be easier j ing the war have escaped al- s \ s FR a m i sr o, .Nov
to straighten out the crooks in j ready, through the operation of
rharges that Mrs. Edith Unsworth.
woman member of the Roscoe Ar-
buckle jury, had expressed privately
an opinion that Arbuckle was inno-
cent were made in court at the
f today s session of Ar-
buckle's trial for manslaughter
Anton's river than to straight- the statute of limitation.
en out the kinks in the gray ! The bill which passed con-
matter of my esteemed fellow gress the other day is only in-
citizens. tended to catch the gentlemen
« • * ; who robbed the government i "U®""'."
An Apology. blind after the signing of the
I made the statement in this, armistice. ,,. Ren mad„ lh(> rh!ir(.„
column yesterday that the> bi I - I make this explanation in Ml.s , „,„orU,, , hen queatione.1
lion dollar grafters who robbed order to prove that the I.?..der, f|Fni(,,| however ahe thought \-
the government blind during lis fair, even to its opponents, I buokle Innocent
the war will go scot free un and, as a further mark of peni-! Thp jur> i><>\ as temp«rarii}
less congress extends the stat- tencc, I agree to eat all the filed n m
ute of limitation. after-war thieves the govern-1 The a tat Ita flrat i«:
This statement is not yuite 1 ment will catch. emptor) challenge.
swing the support of District 21.
United Mine Workers to the striking
union coal miners in southern Kan-
sas was planned today by the fol-
lowers of Alexander Howat who
were to attend the convention of Dis-
trict 21 here.
"Insurgents of the convention
here were awaiting the arrival of
John R. Flemmlng, Howat lieutenant
from Pittsburg, Kan. The insurgents
were blocked late yesterday In an
effort to ha\e District 21 contribute
$40,000 for aid of the strikers.
President John Wilkinson of Dis-
trict 21, declared the Kansas strike
is not against the industrial court
law ol Kansas but against the inter-
national administration of the United
Mine Workers and he declared the
district would not support an outlaw
The convention which opened on
Attorney Milton j Tuesday probably will be in session
remainder of the week
OFF FOR MARTS
NEW YORK. Xo . 16. .Ulan June
Unionist Party's Decision May
Force Lloyd George to
.md firemen's bro
the engineers j
i hoods was over ,
ie 11 ill the must
NEAR TI A JUAN A
U. P.)- The first
giving Turkeys" will leave by ex
press for the eastern market!
tomorrow. It will be a big ship
I>an Hanna. • l«
10 claims she wa
fifth wife of the
v. land publisher.
(By i P
learned here today,
j Attorneys representing
ntil the result
SAN DIEGO < al., Nov
hundred Mexican rebels are camped (
In the hills south of Tia Juana. Low - ;
er « alifornia. prepared to attack Tia
Juana. according to information re-
ceive.! .it. the international border
nt of packed
TULSA. Okla. Theda
Sunday and the Mex
featured at the "Han
hem next Satur/i; \ aec
nouAceinent here today,
i band are
eh will be
birds. The total number of tur-
keys shipped from this district
this year will total nearly 100,-
Yesterday turkeys were bring-
ing from 28 tr> ^J1 eents on the
The turkey crop this year is
only about 65 per cent of last
year's crop, Disease claimed
N M l \\\\ \is 0PP081 i>.
SAVANNAH. Gn . Nov. 16. Gov-
eruor Miller of New York, address-
ing the Atlantic Deep Waterways
convention here today opposed the
proposed St. Lawrence deep sea ca
nal as "impractical" and an "unwar-
ranted expenditure of public money."
j several blots were smeared over the
| part ol the will which mentions her.
i it was "apparent, they said, that she
was to receive $65,000 a year income
in addition to part of the estat' and
WEEKS GETS ANOTHER
SHOALS PLANT OFFER
WASHINGTON. N<>\ 16.—(By I
P.)—Secretary of War N\ eeks today
received another bid on the Muscle
Shoals plant. It came from W. T.
I James of Tennessee, who offers to
the power of the plaut if the
rnraent would complete the W11-
cretary Weeks said that he will
up the James offer only after
the Henry Ford bid has received
careful coi o do:\jt ion.
Irish question were t
to remain suspended ti
of the Unionist party
Liverpool is known.
Should the "die hard'' element in
the party dominate, thus pledging the
organization automatically to oppose
any concessions to Sinn Fein, it was
regarded as certain that Premier Governor Ybarra of Lower
Lloyd George and his ministry would fornia was in San Diego. It
be forced to carry out his threat to reported he was trying to ei
There was every indication, how
ever, that the more liberal element j
would dominate the convention
FREE UNDER BOND
rebels were kno
and that federi
unable to 1 oca ti
ns official- said the
vn to be well armed
1 scouts have been
AGED GUTHRIE WOMAN
DIES AFTER ACCIDENT
Nov. 16.— Tli
gl 1hr1e. Okla.. Nov.
Mary fanning. 60, died at a
here late yesterday from
suffered when struck by
her* earlier In the week.
ellminary heariug of R. E. Myerv,
Mrs. j cashier of the First State Bank of
hospital Holt man. charged with embezzlement
injuries ()f the bank's fuuds, has been set foi
tnotoi November 30, Myers surrendered vol-
untarily to authorities here
liberty today under
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