Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 114, Ed. 1 Monday, December 26, 1921 Page: 1 of 4
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OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA., MONDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1921
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JEWELER SLAIN BY LONE BANDIT
Y'esterday we carried the glad
tidings that Debs would be lib-
erated together with a number
of other political prisoners. To-
day the press dispatches put a
damper on even this little bit
of joy by declaring that none
of these prisoners are to be re-
leased until Christmas day.
The entire country has been j
expecting action of this kind
from President Harding for
some time. And here at the' Motorists Are Holdup Victims;
last moment these men are de-
nied the privilege of spending j
Christmas with their loved
ones at home. What kind of
a Christmas spirit prevails
among the official family at
Washington, that they must
insist on their pound of flesh
even at this minute? Would
the safety and welfare of this
country have been endangered
one iota by letting these men
spend the Christmhs day with
their families at home?
The spirit evidenced by this I
"AMAZON ARMY" OF KANSAS COAL FIELDS ON THE MARCH
One Bandit Is Killed; De-
NKtV YORK, lice. 24,—(By t.
P.)—-The "Christmas crime ve~
continued today when Carl Mol«
lar, <U, a Jeweler, nan killed and
his wife, Mrs. I rsolinc Hollar,
prohahh fatally wounded by a
The bandit, who ran from the
place after the shooting, was
caught. He nave the name of
\rlie Nestling, S7« and said:
did It to buy my mother a
Christmas present. I was broke.*1
A wave of crime, with hold-ups.
policy IS about on a par With I shootln(i.s. ami kidnaplnKK, struck
the editorial comment voiced \ew York and Chicago Friday night,
in the Oklahoman today:
"Eugene V. Debs may be
given a pardon for a Christ-
mas present, but that would
be a poor Christmas present
for the country."
The country would be better
off if it had more men of the
type of Eugene V. Debs, who
are earnestly and honestly and two hill < I hlrinn nines nf woalthv
Wives, daughters and friends of striking miners of the Pittsburg. Kansas, coal fields, bound for the coal
fields manned by strikebreakers. The Kansas National Guard was called to protect the Lewis strikebreakers
agHinst th6 rlotliiK woriien. r_ _ _ _
Two men were killed, motorists were
hi-Jacked, slugged and bound. De-
tectives were wounded in a gun bat-
tle with bandits in New York.
CHICAGO, Dec. 24.—A night of
crime which included a revolver duel
at Chicago's busiest corner, .state
and Madison streets, and a $2£,v00
hold-up was climaxed early today by
two bold hidnapings of wealthy
To Debs—Wife Patient
Refusal ol Witness To Answer
Questions Causes Tem- '
ARDMORE. Okla., Dec. 24. (By l\
P.) - An investigation of ii Ku lvlux
Klan In Ardmore, center of alleged
"old west" lawlessness in Carter
county was started here today bj
1 Attorney General Freeliug.
The purpose of the Investigation,
j it was stated, is to learn if the klan
directed or participated In the at-
! tack on the Joe Carroll home. .
Freeling's Investigation resulted
! late yesterday In the refusul of Fred
Hourland, merchant and alleged
klansman, to answer questions per-
taining to the klan (hiring the Wll-
By Bosses Of
National Guardsmen Hear Machine-Gun Firing When They
Leave Train To Enter Area of Strike—"Un-
known Parties" Heavily Armed.
sincerely trying to uphold the motorists
best traditions ol the Ameiic<iii Victim L'nconscions.
people by insisting thttt the j Arthur C. Ruth, a wealthy inventor j
Constitutional rights of the peo-1 and manufacturer of flatirons of Des
pie should be preserved. Eu- Moines, Iowa, who was visiting rela-
^ene V. Debs exercised these tives here, was kidnaped, slugged
constitutional rights of free,an(1 robbed and left chained to his
speech, and he will continue to!aut0 on a bleuk- blizzard swept
do so in the future. He spoke i>rttlrle on the outskirts of the city,
the truth when he branded the j Ho w*s ta.ke.n ®erman de"
World War as a commercial icon"" bo'vtu}. ,rh*re h*
war and denounced the profi-
teers as the menace to the na-
turer, his wife, Edith, and John G.
Allen, McRae's representative in Chi- |
cago, were the known victims of the
second kidnaping. A fourth man I
who had not yet been found today !
was the other victim with the Mc- ■
McRae and his wife left the La-'
Salle hotel where they had been
(Continued on Page 3)
How many of the war profi-
teers are behind prison bars
today? How many of them
have been behind prison bars?
How many of the one dollar a
year paytriots enriched them-
selves and their interests dur-
ing the period when millions of
men had to risk their lives for
their country? Why did the
world war produce a crop of
millionaires heretofore un-
known in the history of the
Today the people clamor for
disarmament. They want
peace. The people were for dis-
armament always. Debs gave
voice to this sentiment. He
understands the common peo-
ple. He knows they have no
desire to kill each other. He
knows that this desire for
wholesale killing must be cre-
ated through a hypocritical and
lying press controlled by the
industrial and financial kaisers
and barons; and so the voice oi I raa(je at yje meeting of the Btate ex-
Debs is ever raised for the edu- j chanse officers of the National Far-
cation, the Welfare and the I mers' Educational and Co-operative
solidarity of the common peo- j ynion held in Kansas City, Mo„ De-
ple. Debs never poses as a [ cember IS, according to a report
saviour. "If I had the power j Saturday by John A. Simpson, vice
and the vision to lead you out j president of the national farmers' or-
of the wilderness," he has said,! ganizatton.
"1 would not do SO. Another The following managers of state
Olie with greater powers of farmers union jobbing associations
persuasion than I, would be; met in Kansas city: L. E. DcVoss
able to lead you back into the O- K- Marjjy. Missouri state
wilderness. The salvation of!chanEc;
the people lies with the people. | krr and Mr. ,.arrolli
They can only save them-
President To Study Other //£ MUSN T KNOW
Cases Before Him, After
KATE" WAS SICK
consciousness long enough to estab-
lish his identity and again lapsed
into unconsciousness. Apparently he .
had been hel(f up down town and 1
forced to drive to the outskirts of the j
John A. McRae, a Detroit manufac-,
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24.—(By U.
P.)—A movement to secure citlzen-
ship rights for Eugene V. Debs is ex-
pected to be started by his friends
immediately following, his releaaa
Officials said today that until the
courts restore his citizenship. Debs
cannot vote nor exercise other civil
functions. The commutation of sen-
tence granted Debs and twenty-three
other "political prisoners" merely
terminates their terms of imprison-1
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Dec. 24.
— (By U. P.)—Mrs. Eugene V.
Debs put a holly wreath in the
window today and waited.
The enduring wife of "Gene,"
! son triple murder case.
j The attorney geueral secured a
j continuance of the caBe uutil Tues
! day to give him time to conduct the
I Bourland was questioned after wit
i nesses had declared the Wilson mur-
i ders occurred when two hundred
maskerl men gathered in a pasture
i near the residence of Joe Carroll,
one of the victims, and masked men
j raided the Carroll home.
Bourland was placed on the stand
i at the preliminary hearing, and re-
I fused to answer questions about the
I klan's officers and activity here.
Bourland, however, denied be had
ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 24. -Eugene | heard anything of plans of a group
V. Debs was employed at his usual j°' to tar and feather Carroll
NEWPORT, Kj„ Dec. 24. State '
troops sent here to quell disturb- !
slices arising us a result of a strike
of steel porkers, took charge of the
Four companies of guardsmen ar-
rtv§d in the city in the early after- ,
The troops were sent following a
request to Governor Morrow from
Newport and Covington.
Trouble here has been going on for
more than a week. When the steel
workers quit their employers used
strikebreakers and there has been
Homes llred Into.
In isHtiing the order at Frankfort
last night for entrainment of the
, troops. Morrow stated he had been
informed that "n state of lawless-
ness" had existed at Newport for
more than ten days.
''Homes of citizens have been
fired into," he said.
According to Morrow, "Those in
charge of the mill have obtained
"Unknown parties on the outside
of the mill are heavily armed," be
said, "and as a result of the firing
between the two. lives of other citi-
zens are threatened.
Machine Cum Heard.
".The fact that this condition has
existed for ten days is evidence that
the situation has gotten beyond the
control of local authorities. So any
moment an outbreak may occur."
The troops are commanded by Col.
H. H. Denhardt.
As the troops were leaving the
train here they heard a volley of
shots fired near the mill. A few
minutes later they heard the rat-a-
tat-tat of a machine gun.
To date only two citi/.eus have
been injured though more than a
dozen have been beaten up.
Debs at Work Awaiting Free-
LEGION REGRETS DEBS' RELEASE
WORLD WAR VETERANS REJOICED
"Gene won't know that I've
"I'm sorry that Gene will not
be here for Christmas,"' Mrs.
Gene's "Kate" had no com-
CContinued on Page 3)
task today in the Atlanta federal I *ho was lllleKetl
, . I bootlegger.
prison hospital ward.
to have been u
. . , Defendants were allowed their lib-
who was granted amnesty, mus- _l Official orders freeiug him of the L rtv on bow's
tered all her strength so that ' * . ,
ten year sentence imposed nearly I John Smith, one of the defend*' ts,
L*ars ago for conviction under jwas released on the recommendation
of Freeling, who declared the testi-
the wartime Espionage Act had not
yet been received by prison officials
early today, according to Warden J.
j f!. Dyche.
Plans for a home-coming celebra-
ment without removing in any way justice this morning, according to ^on a**d Christmas dinner at Ierre
the civil disabilities which prison James A. Finch, pardon attorney. ' Haute, Ind., were canceled last night.
sentences carry. i a definite decision was reached at Disappointed because orders free-
After the holidays President Hard-(a conference of President Harding in« Deb wer« uot transmitted to I cadia, was in the county jail Satur-
ing will continue his study of the un(1 Attorney General Daugherty at Prison officials, Theodore Debs. . day morning, on a charge of stealing
remaining 173 cases laid before him white House last night not to re- brother of the aged Socialist leader, j some money and other articles from
[ inony was not sufficient to prove he
|had any part in the Wilson raid.
| NEGRO BOY IN JAIL
ON LARCENY CHARGE
Dewey James, negro boy of Ar- j
XENIA, Ohio, Dec. 24. -Criti- !
cism of the release of Eugene
Debs from the Atlanta federal
prison was expressed here today
by c. L. Darlington, state com-
mander of the American Legion. 1
"I am sorry to see that he is ft-
1 eased," he saM.
"The American Legior is on
| record as being opposed to *he *
j pardoning of Deb;-, and I am per- j
j sonally strongly opposed to It." •
RAIL RATE CUT
by the department of justice.
Those involving men who were
guilty of sabotage will be laid aside
indefinitely as President Harding is
opposed to any leniency for them.
The others will be passed upon as
rapidly as possible, it was said, and
given their freedom as fast as fav-
orable decisions are reached.
Official orders for the delease of
Debs and the other twenty-three po-
litical prisoners from the three fed-
eral prisons left the department of
lease any of the war prisoners until and friends who were here to greet! the Standard Lumber company office,
tomorrow. Christmas day. i him at the prison gates, maintained It was said by W. P. Lindsay, under-
Attorney General Daugherty today a watchful vigil here throughout the sheriff, that $3.50 was taken, along
said he regretted the way statements 'tiftbt. with a grip and a six-shooter. 1 be
regarding when the prisoners would Today new plans calling for Debs' gun was recovered. Arrest was made
be released were made yesterday an- departure from Atlanta, probably to- by Spear Crossley, deputy sheriff,
nouncing the commutations of sen- morrow night, were being made.
tences, causing many friends of the Present plans call for his arrival in
prisoners to believe they would be r°rrc Haute Monday night or Tues-
able to spend Christmas at their (*ay morning.
homes News of Debs' release was given
It was because of the errors that |hlm unofficially last evening. accord-
ing to a prison attache,
Meeting in Kansas City Prom-
ises Forward Step in Co-
A stride toward co-ordination in j
national co-operative buying was
FOR IDLE MEN
Employment Bureau Arranges1
For Citizens To Feed
Saturday Next Coldest Day
About 300 of the unemployed of the I Before Christmas Ever
city will be treated to Christmas RGCOrdcd LOCSlly.
dinners by different citizens and or-
sanitations, according to O. L. Hud-1 Fajr weather and b|tterly cold was
OUT ON BOND
James Hapgood Is Released
After Habeas Corpus
James Hapgood. 19 year old boy.
who killed John C. Rogers in a
j Fourth street restaurant, following
an alleged Insult to his wife, was re-
Whole Arkansas Town Is Re-
ported Wiped Out By
MO.MtOK, I,a, Dec. 24^-The
lillage of Spencer, J* miles from
Monroe, was demolished bj
storm earl> today, according to
meagre reports received here.
EARLE, Ark., Dec. 24. (By U. P.)
Eight negroes and one
Railroad rates on farm products
'within the state were reduced 10 per
ceut by the corporation commission
Friday afternoon upon application of
the railroads. The decrease will go
into cffect on the same date that the,
. 10 per cent decrease on interstate
: rates goes into effect.
j The corporation commission au-
ihorized the reduction without the
(formality of a hearing. The new
rates will be put into cffect as soon
!hs new schedules can be published, it
j was said.
SINN FEINERS CAPTURED
LONDON, Dec. 24 (By U. P.) i
J Police today raider a parochial hall ,
i near Glasgow. They captured thir-
teen Sinn Feiners and numerous ri-;
I ties, bombs and other munitions.
World War veterans of Oklahoma
and Kansas v.ere rejoiced Saturday
at the pardon of Eugene V". Debs and
the twenty-three other political pris-
"Committees from the organiza-
tion containing 700,000 ex-service
m*n have been at work ft,"* months
in Washington working for this pur-
pose," said Ernest H. Chamberlain,
state chairman of the Oklahoma
World War Veterans.
"The law under which these men
were Imprisoned was a travesty on
the constitution. We hope that the
time may never return when m«n j
shall be jailed for exercising their
ONLY FOURTEEN. BUT
HE GOT SOME PRESENT
SAPULPA, Okla., Dec. -4. Deo
Thomas. Sapulpa Herald press «*oom
employe, is only 14 years old. but he
probably got nio-e from old Sant.i
than other boys ' bis yeans
Fie got a ;rii Voun ^ Thomas
and Viola Rice. t?'<-phone of'ieo em-
ploye, were married ast uigb' r.v
Justice A. E. I?ilt'.
NEW YORK. Dec. 24. Christmas
tree dealers were reported indignant
and outraged when they found bot-
tles of liquor on their trees they re-
ceived from the Canadian border but
none of them got outraged enough,
to report it to the police.
son. superintendent of the federal- I „remctkm of ,he weathr, man l<MMd from county .tail on *10.000 were killed in cyclone whirl, „rac
state employment bureau. Numbers ,r l.ond set by Judge T. W. Champion, t|(.aiiy wll)cd riurkidalc \rk i
of invitations have been received for : Saturday for Christmas day. H Ardmore. who heard lhe app„ea„oa d,.pXh received here tod^ sUted
unemployed men or ex-soldiera to; not expected to be as cold as Sat- habeas conms. ' ii,,n,ir..,t. ,,r r„i,„,
Mr. Habercost and R. O.
Foster. Nebraska state exchange;
George D. Baker and Mr.
Iowa state exchange; H. B. Con-
verse, Oklahoma state exchange and
I Walter Wadsworth of the Missouri
His entire life has been given 1 farm association.
to awaken the people to action National l'tirchasins Combine,
for themselves, to arouse in i The meeting proposed national
them the spirit that they want co-operation in buying and selling
to shake off not only the War and arrangements were completed
Kaisers, but the industrial and for the purchase of several commod-
financial Kaisers of the world. ult"; on a nation^ scale.
This is Debs' great offense. A permanent organization of ex-
That is why he maligned. Zl'ZTl7jm
That is why he is depicted as
a dangerous character.
Debs is getting old. Yet the
of his life he
will meet every three months. H.
b. Converse of Oklahoma City was
made president and George D. Baker,
DesMotnes, Iowa, secretary.
An intensive membership drive is
will spend in again arousing j ^eing inaugurated to prove the fal-
the people to stand up, to | ia(.y 0f the criticism that farmers
straighten Up, to throw off will not stick together, according to
their backs the exploiters of | h. b. converse, the new president.
mankind and take their right- ™-
l ul place in a free society where life for Eugene \ . I)ebs be
the robbery of one human be- gladdened by an ever increas-
ing by another will have ing host of men and women
ceased, where all will have the that will fight for the ideals
opportunity of free and useful and principals of Peace and
labor, and where poverty and Plenty for all mankind, and
the fear of poverty will be un- thus realize on this earth and
known. in our time the saying of .Jesus.
* * * "Peace on Earth, Good Will
ijlay the remaining years of i Toward All Men.
come out for a "feed." ; urdfty morning, however.
A hundred men had accepted these With one exception. Saturday-
offers Saturday morning and about
Christmas evening, 3
would be received and filled.
Rev. T. G. c. McCalla, dean of St.
Paul's cathedral, has asked that 100
men be sent out tor a dinner. Other
individuals and clubs have asked for
Some extra work will be provided
by the Christmas festivities. Hudson
declared. This consists mostly of
domestic labor. No calls have been
made for men to act as Santa Claus,
Hudson said, though some of the men
are willing to serve.
tho coldest day before Christmas
many" more' invitations remained "'er recorded by the local weather
Hied. It was expected that by I bureau according to J. P. Slaughter ^ lgh , w K. E;
invitations meteorologist in charge. At | -
Saturday the temperature
degrees, a fall of about twenty de-
grees in twenty-four hours. In 1918,
the coldest day before Christmas
was recorded, only 4 degrees above
the zero mark.
The "white Christmas'' so much
desired by many will not material- J
ize, the forecasters declare. It is
likely to be fair and much colder
than if there were snow, they pre-
dict. A rising temperature was pre-
dicted late Christmas day. while lit-
tle reluief was expected Saturday.
1 fhr a rit of habeas corpus. ' Hundreds of relief workers from
Hapgood was bound over to di?- I surrounding towns arc caring for the
trict court Friday after a prelimin injured and searching the ruins for
ary hearing in the justice court of bodies.
release The cyclone passed through the
.ngland, northeast section of Crittenden coun-
real estate dealer, and W. R. Ramsey, J ty.
banker. The path of the storm is believed
Several defense witnesses gave!to have been only eight miles long
testimony at the habeas corpus hear- and not more than fifty yards wide,
ing. I^ee Horn, who was in the ies- it traveled south with a velocity*
taurant at the time, declared that of seventy-five miles an hour, ac-
Rogers addressed insulting remarks cording to reports her. Approxi-
him and Mrs. Edge, a companion, mately ten inches of rain fell in
did not hear the alleged insult three hours
FOUNDLINGS DIE AFTER
REMOVAL FROM "HOME"
KANSAS ( ITT. Mo., Dec. 24.—(By
U. P.)— Another baby taken from the
Harry M. Evans children's home, a
foundling institution, died today,
bringing the total of infant deaths
following the removal of babies front
the place, to three.
made to liapgood's wife,
fied, but said that he noticed Rogers
looking at the table at which Hap-
Kood sat. Rogers was drunk, Horn
Joe English testified that he ac-
companied Hapgood and his wife into ly injured at Cra
BY CO-OPERATIVE STORE
the presence of Mrs. Hapgood, and
that Rogers assumed a threatening
attitude when Hapgood objected.
Word received here today stated
that practically every building in
Clarksdale was destroyed or badJy
damaged. One man was killed by a
Two women were reported serious-
celebration of their first year of suc-
cessful operation the stockholders of
the Peoples' Co-operative Store here
held a Christmas jubilee Friday.
A Christmas tree was set up and
an entertaining program demon-
Ten children found in the Evans atrated the social possibilities of real
home were all suffering from mal-1 co-operative spirit.
nutrition, it was declared today. The Bartlesville store is growing
The home will not be permitted to and'will soon add several new lines
accept more infants until it is certain of stock to its present business. It
they will receive proper care, it was j was started by Bartlesville farmers
declared. and worklnginen last February.
HOLIDAY FOR LEADER
The Leader will not be printed
tomorrow, in accordanee with the
policy of giving the employes the
benefit of holidays. This will be
in observance of Christmas which
falls on Sunday this year.
! NOG ALES. Sonora. Dee. L'4. iB:.
I*. P.) - A priest and twenty youth-
ful members of his parish, both boys
, and girls, have h
bandit raiders at ^
ine to radio advi>
today from Tlaxcala. capital of th«-
state of that name.
Federal troops were dispatched j
| from Tlaxc.-^a garrison today. 1
n butchered by ,/
its !na accord* : 1
s received here
As usual the Leader was one of the very few dailies in
! Oklahoma yesterday that carried a story of the pardon of
Eugene V. Debs and twenty-three other political prisoners.
The Leader gives all the important news, and especially
that of interest to the working class of city and farm. When
we receive a hint similar to the one that Debs was to be re-
leased, we go to extra expense to get that news for our readers.
Nothing lias happened for a long time that lias placed
more joy in the hearts of the working class than the pardon
of Debs. We even received telegrams, asking us to send the
news out by wire when it was received, the people were so
anxious to know.
Of course we are all going to celebrate the pardon of Debs
in our own little way. We wonder what method of celebration
he would suggest if he were here. Don't you think that he
would advise that you devote a day or two to the cause of the
workers by increasing the circulation of the Oklahoma Leader,
their paper? We believe he would.
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