Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 84, Ed. 1 Monday, November 21, 1921 Page: 4 of 4
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Published every day wtcept Sunday by The oklahoma trader Co.
Oscar Ameriniser I ...Editors
Dan Hogan f
John Ilagel Business Manager
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17 West Third Street. Oklahoma City. Okla.
P. O. Ilox 777. Telepbono Mapl« 7600.
Entered as second class mall matter June 1, 1918, at the Post Office
at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, under the Act of March 3.
TARIFF DID NOT HELP
IMPEDIMENTS IN THE WAY
Shortly after the republican administration came into
power it passed an emergency tariff law to keep the farmer
quiet. This emergency tariff was to prevent the decline in the
price of farm products, especially wheat, which the repub-
licans blamed upon the democratic administration during the
In February No. 2 red wheat was quoted around $1.80 a
bushel. It is now selling around $1 a bushel. December
wheat is even less than $1 a bushel. The emergency tariff
has not had the slightest effect in preventing the lowering of
the price of farm products.
When the industrial workers in the cities cannot purchase
their product because of insufficient pay and a surplus gath-
ers, they are thrown out of work.
The farmers' products immediately drop in price, for the
city worker and his family exist on the smallest possible ex-
penditures. This is especially true during the present period
of "republican prosperity." And both the farmers and the
city workers should make a note of it.
More Truth Than Poetry
By James J. Montague
(Copyright. 1921, The Bell Syndicate. Inc.)
THE CHEMICAL UNION
"Ovecii nirii should man-) nitrogen women."—Dr. It. Kendrick Smith,
Oh, lovely nitrogenous lady,
Each oxygen atom in me
With love is ariame, and demands that you name
The day when our wedding shall be.
Yea! even the tiny electrons
Of which the said atoms are built,
Would droop in despair if a maiden so fair
Were to prove a perfidious jilt.
So hark to my passionate pleading,
Let our hearts and our souls have communion—
With never a sigh as the years hasten by—
In a perfectly chemical union.
I wedded, before I had wisdom
A maid of the oxygen sort.
Our marital life was a record of strife
Which ended, of course, in a court.
Identical atoms composed us
Our wants were exactly the same,
It's a fatuous plan for an oxygen man
To marry a nitrogen dame.
We both wanted fat for our dinner,
Unlike Mr. Spratt and his spouse,
And for seven long years, filled with curses and tears.
Our rows made a wreck of the house.
But you're a nitrogenous maiden;
Your atoms are friendly with mine;
For the fat '11 be keen: you'll be strong for the lean.
And our dinners will all be divine.
We'll dwell in delightful contentment,
According to chemical law.
And our joys will increase in molecular peace.
With never the sign of a flaw.
So prithee, accept my proposal,
Send me word that you'll surely be mine.
We'll be happy through life as a husband and wife,
For our atoms will get along fine.
MY MARRIAGE PROBLEMS I
Adcle Garrison's New Phase of
Revelations of a Wife
lit I. N«w*pw raatun hub, I—
loophole Pu I osarovc (Jure ] has taught me not to open my moutli
♦ l*es> DCU.
j I gasped at the revelation of utter
, callous selfishness which BeRs Dean
1 cave in her proposal to Dicky that
I we go back to the Cosgrove home,
; leaving Pa Cosgrove to accompany
the physician back to the Inn where
the wounded trooper lay.
Tfcat she heard me I knew by the
impatient twitch the shoulder next
me gave. But she was too intent or the doctor?"
until she h/s spoken.'
I choked at the vision of Dicky
perpetually meek and silent. Besa
Dean swirled quickly in her seat.
"Of course, Madge," she began,
"Of course we're goiRg back with
you. Pa Cosgrove," I said decidedly.
"And we're wasting time discussing
anything else. Will you ride with us
upon Dicky's probable answer to her
little speech to pay any further at-
tention to me. And my interest In
his answer rivaled hers, though I did
not turn my head a quarter of an
inch toward them.
"Very clever idea, that," he said,
and there was apparent warm admi-
ration in his voice. "Your idea being,
1 presume, that there is no need for
us to get mixed up in the thing.
"With the doc, I guess; so if any-
thing happens to his car I could help
him out. It's been acting up a bit,
"Suppose wo run right behind
you," I suggested. "Then if any-
thing goes wrong with his car ws
can pick him up and lose no time."
"That's the ticket!" Pa ('osgrovo
claimed. "We'll be off in a jiffy."
The physician, a short stocky man.
Dean's voice was with the air of efficiency and readi-
only board- ness to meet an emergency which
ers here, anyhow, and they ought not only the successful man possesses,
to expect us to mix up with their j already had gone to his car, and we
neighborhood fights. There's Pa lieard the noise of its starting as
( Cosgrove now. coming out with an- | ''a Cosgrove ran toward it. I turned
other man. He must be the doctor, my own ignition switch and swung
for he has the regulation bag with
him. Suppose you go and tell him."
**A Chest Protector fn
"No need for that." Dicky replied.
"They're coming over here. By the
lose behind Dr. Moss's car as it
started at breakneck speed down thu
"Well, 1 must say. Madge, this is a
very queer proceeding," Bess Dean
way, Madge, aren't you cold? I ] began querulously. "Why! Tu Cos-
grove didn't care—"
"Let me give you a piece of advice,
sweet child." Dicky said lazily. "You
might as well tackle that famous
rock -you know—'this rock shall fly
thought Lillian gave you a chest pro-
"A chest protector?" Bess Dean ex-
claimed in laughing bewilderment
But 1 comprehended what Dicky
I meant. With an intuition that Ias fcoon as I
, to budge my missus
| seemed to me to be uncanny coming
! from careless Dicky, he had guessed
j that Lillian had provided me with
: her badge of the diplomatic secret
service, and I realized that he wished
an assurance that it was safe and
i that I meant to use it if necessary.
"She did," I returned. "Since her
own illness, Lillian's been terribly
when she gets that Puritan con-
science of her 'sot on an idea. Be-
sides, did it ever strike you that if
we beat it at this juncture, it would
be distinct proof to Smithy's alleged
brain that we did have a hand iix
beaning that poor lad? No; I'm
afraid there's nothing for us to da
but to face the music. But* don't bo
fussy over health precautions." I frightened, baby girl. Keep close Id
I a baby cries every day at first, and
I later fights his sister. He'll out-
i grow it.
I So shall we.
Glimpses of Big Business
\ Baity House.
The Washington mountain for its
first birth produces a very small
mouse. As well try to end land war
by limiting cnvalry. Ignoring tanks,
high power motors, machine guns
and other things immune to cavalry
What the world Is getting is not
results. The Japanese know well
that their big merchant fleet, with
fliers and submarines, can get along
and Invade without battleships, but
we are getting moral benefit. The
Washington conference is like an
old-fashioned religious revival. Good
resolves are made. Many profess
religion. After it's over, until the
memory wears off. nearly nil behave
a little better.
Baby lien. \
Don't be discouraged, however.
The world has never gone upstairs
ten steps at a time. It's a slow
climb, and, blessed fact, there is no
hurry. Men have lived on earth not
more than half a million years, ac-
cording to science, always fighting,
j it Is true, but. according to the same
authority, we have at least one hun-
dred million years more to live here
stroyera and aircraft, such a con- you read a dispatch to the Interna-
verted merchantman—with guns of tional News Service from Berlin,
range sufficent—could wipe out land you realize that folly of leaving
battleships. 'Russia, as well as Germany, out of
, the conference. "Russia is buying
But, at least, an attempt is made arms and preparing to attack Po-
How will the nations, England es-j to stop the spending before the na land." says the dispatch. Suppose
pecially, receive the suggestion? If
accepted, it takes from the nations,
as individuals, the right to "do as
they choose with their own," accord-
ing to the sacred ancient formula.
tions are bankrupt, and that is Russia, with her two hundred mil-
something. The United States of-1 lions and the revolutionary spirit
fers to do more, in limiting herself, that has enabled her successfully to
than she asks England or Japan to defy the allies, should be victorious
She scraps more, sacrifices
more, takes second place on the sea,
It is not humanity revolting against although she could afford first place
the barbarism of war. but business j a margin.
common sense revolting ngainst go- j Alarmed patriots that wonder why
ing brankrupt. This country, which
has least cause to fear financial
ruin, offers the way to the other big
naval powers. It will mean a sav-
ing of $200,000,000 a year to each of
them in one single direction. It will
release from wasting time in the
navy tens of thousands made avail-
able for productive work.
Nothing is said about flying ma-
chines, since machines built for
peace could at once be used in war.
What will carry mail bags will
carry bombs. Our postoffice needs,
with Hays managing the department
for the president, will take care of
the country in that direction.
An effort will be made to regulate
building merchant ships that could
be used for naval fighting. It won't
be easy to regulate. A gigantic fast
passenger or freight ship could
SALARIKS OF RAILROAD OFFICIALS
The fifth instalment of trunk line railroad officials whose
annual salaries are $20,000 or over are printed below. It's a
fine list. Note the name of the president of the Missouri Pa-
cific. Mr. Johnson, who pulls down a little more than $60,000.
That's $5,000 per month, a little more than $192.00 per day.
Now we are not acquainted with Mr. Johnson, personally,
but we'll bet our ears against a dime with a hole in it, that
Mr. Johnson thinks that every man on his road who does
enough work to raise a drop of perspiration or get his hands
uoiled, is getting too much wages, and that all the difficulties
•which his road has encountered have been due to the exorbitant
and princely salaries which the men who actually do the work
are enjoying. Mr. Johnson is probably receiving more money
now than he was when these figures were compiled in 1917-
but the more he gets the less he Mill think other people shall
have. Save these lists. More are to follow.
Win. J. Jackson. receiver, Chicago & Eastern Illinois.. . J57 000 00
Arthur Curtis, vice pres., El Paso & Southwestern 1665000
E. T. Jetfery, chairman of hoard, Denver & Rio Grande 20 166 6ti
L. E. Jeffries, general counsel, Southern Railway :3',083 32
Wm. S. Jenney, v. pres. and gen. coun.. Dela, ljiok. &- West. 31*383 98
L. E. Johnson, president, Missouri Pacific 60 090 00
C. W. Jungen, manager. Southern Pacific 21,600 00
Ed P. Kearney, president. Wabash 60 120 00
E. S. Keely. vico pres., Chicago, Milwaukee *• St. Paul. . 20,000 00
William P. Kenney, vice president, Great Northern. 22,500.00
John B. Kerr. pres. and Ken. mgr.-dlree., N. Y., Ont. & West. 20,230 00
Le Roy Kramer, vice president. Pullman Co 24.000!00
J. Kruttschnitt, chm. board of direc.. South. Pac. Trans. . 88!86o!oo
J. M. Hum, president, Detroit. Toledo & Ironton 20i000 00
E. T. Lamb, president. Atlanta. BtrminRbam £ Atlantic . 2s!uo!o0
J. 1,. Lancaster, president and receiver. Texas & Pacific 20 470 00
Gardiner Lathrop, Ben. solicitor, Atch., Topeka & Santa Fe 25,000.00
Lawton-Cunninttham, gen. and dlv. counsel. Central of Ga.. 21.000 00
H. B. Ledyard. chm, hoard of direc., Michigan Central 30,240.00
Chas. M. Levey, president, the Western Pacific 25.420 00
Edw. D. Levy, 1st v. pres. and gen. mgr., St. Louis & San P. 27,60o!oo
Robert T. Lincoln, chm board of directors, Pullman Co.... 25.300 On
E. C. Lindley, v. pres., direc. and gen, msr., Great Northern 20,000'00
I^oech & Richards, solicitors, Pennsylvania 25,805.mo
K. E. I/xmila, president. Lehigh Valley 4tl'87!is
N. J. I-oonils. general solicitor. Union Pacific 2oiotloio0
L. F. Loree, president, Delaware & Hudson 5o!x00!00
L. P. Lorei , chtu. board and ex. com., Kansas City South n. 3o!826!oo
A. K. Ixjvett, chm. executive committee. Union Pacific 104,104,16
Will H. I.yfbrd, gen. coun. to receiver. Chicago & East. III. 24]o4o'oo
Henry McAllister, Jr., gen. coun., Denver & Rio Grande . SfoWoo
1). T. McCabe. vice president, Pennsylvania 110,000.00
W. S. Mel hesney, pre,. Terminal R. R. Assn., St. Louis. .. 2j]4r>n.oo
E. O. McCormaek, vice pre . of traffic. Southern Pacific... 3",200.0U
and are in our infancy. You need not easily take on hoard long-range
despair of the future man. because i guns. Protected by submarines, de-
over Poland and say to Germany:
"You are bankrupt, and they mean
to keep you so. Come in with us and
we'll give you back what they took
swept an apologetic mental obeisance
to Lillian for my tarradlddle. "But
I haven't needed It so far, though I'll
put It on if it gets chillier."
"See that you do." Dicky returned
daddy. He'll take care of you.'
His voice, though mischevious,
was apparently full of genuine cen-
cern and promised protection, and t
would have given a good deal t<i
with the most approved conjugal au- know what his real thoughts were,
thority. If he meant to say anything j
else it was cut short by the appear- <
ance of Pa Cosgrove and the physi-
cian at the side of the car. Pa Cos-
grove gave us the briefest of intro-
ductions and then hurried into a pro-
'Why I)o We Say9
TVKDINAIi VIRTl KS."
The chief virtues of the ancients
posal that I had hoped would abash as far back as Socrates were Jus-
Bess Dean, although I had my doubts
"There's no use* of you folks get
tlce. Prudence, Temperance and For-
They were called the cardinal vir-
from you in Silesia, help you to get I ting mixed up in this mess," he said, hues because all other human virtues
one-| back your self-respect and other j "especially as that Smith may try to j depended upon their existence
England should have a navy
fifth bigger, for the present, than j things."
our own are reminded that with her What would Germany answer
danger points all over the earth
England would need a navy twice There are matters important out
make trouble. So I II just fio down turned or hinged on them. The word
Hh the doc, and you folks go on cardinal from the Latin, "cardo,"
home. The boys can come back on nieans a hinge.
! the running board of doc's car, if j Such
an enumeration, however.
as big as ours, to be, for purposes side the size of anybody's navy. All they don't take us down to the Kings- [ js j)y no means exhaustive, it baa
of defense (not attack.) as well! Europe, and hll civilization outside iton jail." often been pointed out that the list
protected. jof America, can be wiped out, from His voice was jovial, but there was omits entirely the fundamental virtue
And Japan, tightly bound in her Russia or Asia, with never a man or an undercurrent of apprehension in Df benevolence. Conscientiousness
small possession, with a navy 6" gun used afloat. it, and I knew that he waf by no <ourage, modesty, sympathy and
per cent of ours, or England's, is j The president and Mr. Hughes means easy in his mind concerning reverence are other cardinal virtues.
better armed. In proportion to her may have some suggestion on that
needs and dangers, than America or' pc^nt: it may come next.
England. N. The wise suggestion would be to
j bring Germany and Russia into the
What, now. will be, done about discussion, and make it a REAL
standing armies? Perhaps nothing. WORLD CONFERENCE, not a vle-
France, engaged in destroying Ger- torlous clique. Germany and Russia
many, or in keeping her nationally will come in sooner or later.
bankrupt and service, would refuse
to give up the power that alone can 1FTER THK (-.IMF,.
make her safe, with a population Gramercy- So you've a caddy who presage acceptance or indignant re
twice her own and growing, while 1 always keeps his eye on the ball? .lection of the elder man's offer. "But
sh^ stands still, east of her. Park - "Yes; he can go out and find this expedition is captained by a bet-
; every one of them as soon as I've ter man than T. The lady at the
Next to this good peace new s left the links. New \ ork Sun. j wheel is the boss. Long experience
What did I tell you. Dicky-bird?"
"So many things that I can't re-
member," he retorted. "This is
awfully decent of you, Cosgrove," he
went on in a tone which for the life
of me I could not interpret. It might
JERRY ON THE JOB— There's No Denying This.
man hut not contained
dear. Pa Cosgrove!"! /
ried with enthusiasm. LOUD NKWN.
j "Boy, every cigaret you smoke
means a nail in your coffin," warned
the reformer gloomily.
" Ope you're right, mister," said
Mickey, the newsboy, "maybe after a
while dere won't be any room left in
it for me."—Houston Post.
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