Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 133, Ed. 1 Tuesday, January 17, 1922 Page: 1 of 4
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An independent newspaper published
every day except Sunday. Owned by f
more than 7,000 farmers and workers. Eg- 1
tablished to defend and cherish freedom I
of i.te press and liberty of public opinion. |
It serve* no interest but the public good. 1
Vol. 2—No. 133
"FEARLESS AND TRUE"
Full Leased Wire United Press R < port—Member Federated Press.
OKLAHOMA CITY. OlvLA.. TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1922
PRlliE ONE CENi
The Leader is intensely en-
thusiastic respecting the pro-
motion of school work. It be-
lieves that the good men and
women to whom have been en-
trusted the business of con-
ducting the schools of the city
should have all the assistance
and encouragement which can
be rendered, even to the ex-
tent of issuing additional bonds
to secure extensions and addi-
tions to buildings said to be
necessary for the comfort and
safety of the scholastic popu-
* . !
It is understood, of course,
that the amount of bonds which
taxpayers will be asked to vote
will be within reason, and that
a budget will be submitted to
the voters in which the inten-
tions and purposes of the
board of education will be
clearly set forth, and it must
be further understood that
rigid economy will be followed
in the use of the money to be
H * #
The schools of Oklahoma City
are pleasing monuments to the
men and women who have de-
voted much of their valuable
time to their development, and
to a generous public which has,
voted the financial aid which
has made them possible. The
wonderful progress so far at-
tained should not be arrested
by a parsimonious attitude
upon the part~of any group of
voters. If a reasonable show-
ing of necessity should be
made let the bonds be voted.
Money invested for education
is the only money that pays
100 per cent per annum for-
It is hard, however, for the
writer of thi* column to under-
stand why the school patrons
and taxpayers of Oklahoma
City should be compelled and
required to contribute a sum
of money equal to the face
value of the school bonds they
will vote, to the money trust,
a small aggregation of gentle-
men controlling the money
supply, for the privilege of do-
ing what good citizens should
do for their children. If we
vote $1,500,000 worth of bonds
we shall have to pay approxi-
mately $3,000,000. We shall
give the children of the city,
in added educational oppor-
tunities, one and a half mil-
lions, but we shall also give
the money trust the same
amount in interest on the
«s * *
Henry Ford says that the
government, in finishing the
dam at Muscle Shoals will cre-
ate about $50,000,000 worth of
wealth, and he insists that in-
stead of borrowing money from
the money trust to pay for the
work, that the government
shall issue $50,000,000 worth
of currency and that the added
wealth thus created be the
basis for that money. Mr. Ford
is decidedly right in his theory
of money, and there is just one
class of our citizenship that
we could reasonably expect to
be opposed to it, and that is
the class who LIVE BY THE
CREATION OF DEBTS—by
the collection of INTEREST.
Some day we shall adopt Mr.
Ford's theory, which is by no
means a new theory, and di-
vorce ourselves completely
from that small coterie of gold
hawkers who have, not only
Oklahoma City, but the whole
world, by the throat.
* * *
How much more reasonable
and economical, how much
more in keeping with the con-
duct of sovereigns, if ve should
declare ourselves supreme in
matters so vital to our well
being, and institute a govern-
ment, or rather put ourselves
in charge of the government,
which would build school
houses, colleges, universities,
hospitals, infirmaries, asylums
and homes for the helpless and
aged, with money issued for
that purpose, money based up-
on the property created and
the infinite good such social
activities would bring, money
untainted by tribute to a trust
which does not hesitate to cast
its forbidding shadow across
the pathway of childhood, or
aise its ruthless hand in the
lace of social progress.
Packing strike Soup Line Planned
tausc Ui trash & « v i i \
Of Swift Bank? ** Ol" 0/1ti/ S JQOlGSS
Malone Tells Strikers Inside Story ot Failure of Fort Dear- 17y> avviiqC! QdO Lr
born National—Whitewashed by Press as kJv^Cxv X v/
"Merger"—Strike Cripples Packers. j ,, .—. ^ x „
LaFollette P rom G.O.P.
John Alalone. district president of embarassing the packers. Nevertbe- i
the packing house workers, was in
the city Tuesday and nddresaed the
strikers Tuesday morning. He de-
clared that the strikers in every
packing house center were standing
solid and that the lack of production
was seriously hurting the packers.
Malone showed that the financial
structure of the packers was slowly
Fred Kemp, local secretary, de-
clared Tuesday, that the men were
standing solid, and that the extreme-
ly low production which the plants
were getting gave an optimistic turn
to the situation.
Malone pointed out that the "con-
solidation" of the Fort Dearborn
National bank and the Continental
and Commercial Trust and Savings
less the fact remains that produc- |
tion is materially interfered with j
and every effort is being made to : ru^-i
prevent shipment of !!v^. * to kill. | ^'TSt Effort To HclVG HilTl
Dropped From Republican
Party Meets Failure.
because they can't kill the normal
run of animals.
Hiidk on Other Itank*.
"While the press concealed the
facts about the bank failure the
only hint of the extent of the dis-
aster was the fact that there were
runs on the Drovers' National Rank.
The Drovers' Trust and Savings
Hank and The Englewood State
Dank. These are all feeders in the
neighborhoods where small business
men and workers live and also con-
venient to the packers in the stock-
yards, to pick up the small change
to be shipped downtown for the big
bank of Chicago was really due to Packer banks to juggle credit with."
the unsound condition of the bank Malone cited the report of the
dominated by Swift and Company. Federal Trades commission which
declares that the Fort Dearborn Na-
jxamiai. Uonal iH controllefl by thf. Swif(s
'The Armour bank took over the ftn(j Tildens which with other banks
Swift bank to prevent so great a jn the group possessed total re-
public scandal that the facts would source8 over $89,000,000.
come out and reveal the condition Malone stated that while Swift and
of the meat packing industry. The company made a trading profit of
packers feared to Jet the public over $12,000,000 in 1921 a shrinkage
know how the Swift-Tilden group Df value in goods on band caused
loaned other peoples money to them- an inventory loss of $20,000,000.
selves. ««g0 the Swifts had financial trou-
"Tlie stockyards strike was the jjjes ,jue j0 ^ad business conditions
last straw that forced the collapse nn(j the strike made it impossible
of the Swift financial pyramid and for the Swift-Tilden concerns to
made the Swift banks fail," said make good on their paper in the
Malone. banks and the crash came.
"The press has concealed the fact "Then the Armour bank came to
that the stockyards strike is a real the rescue to chloroform the public
nation-wide strike which is affect- and quietly took over the busted
ing the meat packing industry and bank to avoid scandal."
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. (By U.
P.)—Expulsion of Senator Robert M.
LaFollette, Wisconsin, from the re-
publican party is being sought by j
his political ami personal enemies.
They want the "stormy petrel" of
the senate officially thrown out of
the G. O. P. majority and figura-
tively. if not literally, set out in the
middle of the senate aisle as the
"man without a party."
At a recent meeting of the repub-
lican committee on committees of
the senate a motion was made that
I^aFollette be expelled from the
This was to be done by dropping
him from all the senate committees
of which he is now a member and '
excluding him from the republican
conference, that is the secret meet-
ings of all senate Republicans to
determine party policies on legisla-
The attempt fell through for the
time being, however, when Senator !
Moses, New Hampshire, raised the
noint that the committee on commit-
tees. though it can control sena-
tor's committee assignments, can not
be the judge of his qualifications as
a member of the party.
By Municipal Store
TIFFIN. Ohio. Jan. 17— (By U.
P.)- "Smash the profiteers and
slash the food prices by boycott
and municipal stores."
That was the advice today of
Adolph Unger, mayor of Tiffin,
who has successfully established
what is believed to be the first
municipally owned store in the
Price Slash Demanded.
Instead of waiting for tedious
investigations and possible court
action. Mayor Unger, by execu-
tive order, demanded material
Two food commodities, meat
and bread, were reduced from
20 to 60 per cent.
When bakers and groccrs re-
fused to cut bread prices, he set
up a store '.n the fire station.
Long before the store opened
housewives gathered to buy the
six-cent bread and the supply
was exhausted in three-quarters
of an hour. Unger declared.
Firemen as Clerks.
The city firemen did the
Grocers claimed they could
not make profits when they sold
bread from eight to ten cents a
"We are selling bread at six
cents and make a 20 per cent
profit," Unger snapped out.
The municipal store will con-
tinue until retail dealers cut
prices accordingly. That's Un-
ger's order, and it's final law in
It was not necessary for the
Continued on Page Three
Recommendations to Unemployment Committee Follows a|
Conference Between Hughes and Mayor J. C. Walton
Tuesday—Men Are Desperate.
A municipal soup line to care for
the unemployed of Oklahoma City
was recommended to the unemploy-
ment committee Wednesday when
County Attorney Forrest Hughes
and Mayor J. C. Walton had an ex-
! tended conference on the alarming
I number of men who were being
! driven to desperation in this city
following days' of street walking in
search of work.
< 'ommissioner Mike Donnelly,
'chairman of the unemployment com-
i mittee will be asked to bring the
matter up at the next meeting of
! The demonstration .Monday noow
when nearly 6,000 unemployed
blocked the traffic on Grand avenue
• in answer to an advertisement of a'
local mini ter bowed that the labor'
1 ttmaU of three'
nd unemployed for the city
was an under-estlmate.
1 he • ol Robert B. Appleton,'
mei ervi< man sentenced to two
>ears in the penitentiary when ho,
to robbing a house,
aroused Ftorrest Hughes to action. ,
boy went hungry for days,"
aid Hughe . "and was driven to
tion." There are many more
I in a similar condition.
Secretary of Labor Wires In
Behalf of West Virginia
Secretary of War Incensed at New Premier of France Re-
Charges Made By Henry
ported Willing to Meet the
Delegates of Soviet.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.—(U. P.)
—Secretary of War Weeks this after
noon will answer Henry
I here today.
PARIS, Jan. 17.— (By U. P.) —• Davis wired Governor Edward
France's foreign policy under Pre- i Morgan of West Virginia and plead-
Ford's I raier Poincare embodies endorsement "ie ev'c*'on "liners from
. .. their homes scheduled for tomor-
charges that he unnecessarily ob- of the (>enoa economic conference, row \)e postponed.
structed action on Ford's offer for according to semi-official ndvices
the Muscle Shoals, Ala., nitrate and 1 from the Quai d' Orsay today. PARENTS TAKE
power project. Poincare, it was authoritatively re-
Weeks is incensed and charges ; ported, will recommend the confer- ' PRODIGAL GIRL
that Ford's engineers and experts ence to the Chamber of Deputies
made certain promises which Ford when he announces the policies of CHICAGO, Jan. 17.— (By U. P.)
did not keep. , the new government Thursday and | ^a^en^8 ^ Pro^igal Iowa
Weeks said he would issue a state- w'ill propose to go to Genoa himself.
ment on his side of the case later ! Premier Poincare has conceded a
in the day. This, he said, would step further in his attitude toward
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17.—Arthur! you think these two could have teld
Burch today paid his respects to the out against ten, all arguing and
two women Jurors who for 72 hours using every sort of appeal?
stood firm against a majority vote "Thank God for a reasoning wom-
to convict him and finally succeeded an. Thank God for a woman juror."
late yesterday in having the jury District Attorney Woolwine. how-
discharged. ever, took a different view of the
"Two women who never weak- women who "Ueadio^ ked the Jury,
ened! For 72 hours they stood out In a statement made just after
against the pack. It's a great and i the jury was discharged, he accused
lovable feeling to know your fate is , Mrs. Eva Deinott, one of the jurors,
held in the soft palnrof a woman." of exchanging smiles and knowing
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.— (By U. I Burch said. glances "in the most graven way"
move to stay eviction of "Mention women jurors when you with Ralph Obencliain and with the
.miners in the West Virginia coal are talking about the super insti- defendant Burch.
fields has been made by Secretary j tutions of America. They are great. Mrs. Demott Issued a statement
| of Labor Davis, it was announced I "They say a woman is swayed by i loday completely denying Woolwine's
O GAS DECIS ON
BY M STAKE? UPNEDN
Woman on Trial Says It Was .Campaign for Municipal Plant-]
emotional appeal, ft this is so. do ' charges.
show that failure to arrive at a
definite understanding on the Ford
the Russians, it was believed.
stead of insisting upon a guarantee
from the soviet government as a pre-
offer rests largely with the Detroiter i liminary step to the Genoa confer-
and his experts. " j ence, the new premier, it is under-
Weeks said Ford's charges against stood, will be satisfied if Russian
him arc unjust. guarantees are taken up as one of
the first moves of the parley Itself.
The British view does not yet go
this far; Lloyd George intended the
Russians should be admitted to de-
termine what guarantees they would
give for their participation in the re-
habilitation of Europe.
A cabinet council presided over by
President Millerand, was to be held
Ford Has "Made Last
Move" on Shoals Project.
CLEVELAND, Ohio. Jan. 17.—(U.
P.)—"I have made my last move in
regard to Muscle Shoals. I have
stated my proposition to the govern-
ment The rest is up to congress.
I will go no futher."
That was the ultimatum today of
Henry Ford on the Muscle Shoals
Henceforth, Ford added, the entire
energy of his publication, the "Dear
In 1920 Contest.
OKMULGEE, Okla., Jan. 17.—W.
L. Sullins and J. K. Kersting. elec-
tion commissioners of the first ward,
today face trial
in county court here on charges of
alleged fraud in connection with the
1920 general election.
girl, have forgiven her and are on
their way to Chicago to take her
back home, police were informed to-
Miss Ara, whom police say gave
that as a fictitious name when she
was booked on charges of shoplift-
ing, will be arraigned in court to- j town of Henryetta
The girl said she attended Ames
University and came to Chicago to
work when she was about to become
a mother. Her fiance refused to
marry her, she said.
The girl, when arrested, carried a
tiny pair of baby boots in her hand-
When questioned by police, she
confessed she had placed her baby
on a doorstep last week. She stole
the garments at the department
store, she said, as a present for her
.mother when she visited her home.
( "I was going to visit home and
SCHOOL TEACHERS "u n a" c'a,m
Okmulgee Officials Accused Arms Parley Delegates Under-
of Having Changed Votes stood To Have Formulat-
ed Policy on China.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 17. (I*. P.)
The powers in the Washington
conference today had pledged to the
"open door" in China.
It was learned by the United Press
today that the delegates of the nine
powers in the secret session of the
In Pantry Beside the
HUTCHINSON. Kan.. Jan. 17.—(By
I". P.)—Mrs. Maude Yarsus Barnes,
charged with murder in connection
I with death by arsenate of lead poi-
soning last September of George V.
Barnes with whom she was living
:is common law wife, went to trial
Prospects w(ere that a greater part
i of the day would be spent in select-
ing a jury. The defense in the case
Is expected to be that the arsenate
i of lead poisoning was administered
by mistake, Mrs. Vargus Barnes mis-
taking it for corn starch which sat
beside it in a pantry.
Ray A. Yargus, Hannibal, Mo.,
former husband of the woman who
, is charged with complicity In con-
I nection with the alleged murder,
: will be tried later.
To Be Pushed If High
Rate Is Granted.
Report of the corporation commis*;
-ion on the gas rate for Oklahoma
Citj i to be announced Wednesday,'
has been asked by the supreme court
to make the report.
Litigation arose over the attempt |
ol the Oklahoma <t.t &. Electric cofcpj
pany to set a rate of 75 cental
whereas the rate allowed by the
franchlsi held by the eompany frota |
the city is 35 cents.
Agitation for a municipal light*
plant has been started, and will be-j
pushed to the limit if an exorbitant
rati is allowed by the commission. '
Charles H. Ruth, municipal eoqM
selor, B. M. Hart, city engineer, and
jothcr.s have expressed themselves
favorable to a city light plant. Reso-*
lution have been passed at precinct1
meetings of the democrat party in
the citj urgini a bond election for4
a municipal liEht plant. '
Charges that bankers in the state
Indictments accusing Sullins and Far Fasten' committee last night
Kersting of tampering with the bal- approved a resolution or declaration
lots cast for United States Senator, j of the American government sol-
for county attorney and county com-1 emnly reaffirming the "open door"
missloner were returned against the J policy in China.
election officials here late yesterday. This declartion is understood to be
The specific charges in tile five in- most sweeping and definite
dictments drawn against ttie election I)r0,nise ever given by tlie nations of
commissioners: ' the world to observe the policy of
That they changed 120 votes thai the door. Definite announce-
had been cast for J. W. Harreld lor inellt that the resolution is broader
United States senator, to Scott Fer- flian *h« Hay open door declaration,
ris, his Democratic opponent; that ",al it if intended to abolish
they changed 108 vote* for Jame- "spheres and influence" in China
Hepburn for county attorney in and that it broadens and defines the
vor of L. A. Wallace, Democrat. and Root declarations already made,
that they changed 108 vote-- for came from a French delegate.
Frank Sowers to Joseph Ligget, fo: He and an American delegate an-
county commissioner. nounced tb\ Japan'-* 21 demands
Kersting Is cashier of a Henryetta considered by the confer-
bank and Sullins is an automobile ence.
dealer. While ail the powers in the Far
Eastern committee are said to have
lllllllllllllllllllllllllillllllillll!lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllli|lil Kiven their assent to the American
resolution or declaration, neither
this nor the fact that the definite
open door formula has been pro-
lltlllllllllllltltllltltltlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll ?? ' 'l lo '■■Mnmiltec hy S-i rctary
Hughes was made public.
The negro was identified by rela- It was explained that there were
tives as Jake Brooks. 1807 East >et Bome niinor matters in connec-
tion with the resolution that had to
be settled before the time came for
IBHHI HPHi HHHHiiHBHflHHHadjotintinent.
to refuse to deposit county funds in (county, Dr. Lewis said. In widely Investigation of a lynching which, jn presenting the American open
( banks which would not cash teach-I scattered places in the eastern part is reported to have taken place on I door formula to the committee, Sec-
GUTHRIE, Okla., Jan. 17.—Ed-, ers' warrants in full. ! of the state, it has broken out, he 'be East 23rd street road was beinK retary Hughes outlined the stand of
ON THE WANE
born Independent." will be used in were forcing teachers to accept a
the campaign to put American discount on their warrants in many
money on a new basis. instances are being made in letters
His idea in taking over the Muscle I to A. N. Leecraft, state treasurer.
Shoals propect. Ford declared, was i Hundreds of protests have been re-
to demonstrate that his new money ceived from every part of Oklahoma, Civm Thnnconrl
scheme is sound. he declared. nl? '',uUbdHU VdCUIieS oelll
1 One Leflore county teacher de-1 To Eastern Part of State
| clared that she had presented her | t„ Chec(, Djsease_
warrant to three Poteau banks, all
of which had advised her that they j ~~
f-i * f w r* a nr* A * would not under any consideration About o.mimi vaccines for smallpox
rAII r A I AI lcaHh her warrant. ' were shipped from the qfficp of the
a a. ii a ialj Heavy discounts are extorted in stat« board of health Tuesday to the
many instances which have come to eastern Part of the state, according
Anft rirtorl DnrJU, bis notice, leecraft said, while in '° Dr- I-«wriH. state health com
UHG Dead, One Badly Injured other cases the warrants would not mlssioner.
In Accident At Loyan he accepted. The smallpox situation is improv-1 r°urth fitreet
County Fairgrounds Leecraft advised county treasurers | ,ng steadily at Poteau and LeFlor
Ceorge Wilson, ^latc manager of the Farmer-Labor Re-|
(•(instruction League of Oklahoma, is about the busiest man in'
Oklahoma. Day in and day out, he is touring the state and
making talks to thousands of Oklahoma farmers and city'.
The other day while traveling, he fell in with two poli-'
!i in . out- (if Coal county ; nd the other of Atoka county. <
Not knowing George Wilson, they frankly talked of the
nenate nf the Farmer-Labor League in those two counties."
The coal diggers and farmers down there are actually get-
ting together and they are already arranging for the nomina-
tion of their own people for county offices. The worst thing
about it, they said, is that it seems a hopeless task for old-timev
politicians to head off the movement. ''
From now on the Leader will be full of interesting news
about the workers of Oklahoma and their campaign to carry1
the state. Every farmer, every worker, interested in thisJ
movement should be a reader of the Leader. 1
The Leader's $3.00 offer positively ends on February 1..
Fiiti] that time new subscriptions or renewals will be accepted
at the pecial rate. Don'l wait, get busy at once. Send in a.1
new subscription, or your renewal. I'se the following coupon:
ward C. Bruce. 23, pilot, is dead, and
Frank Hines, 30, is reported dying
as the result of an airplane crash
at the Logan county fair grounds-
here late yesterday.
A broken wing support was be-
lieved to have caused the accident.
DEPUTIES RAID STILL
Raid of a still ten miles east of
the city was made Tuesday morn-
ing by deputy sheriffs, W. P. Lind-
say, undersheriff, reported. He de-
declared, within the past few days. I Inad< Tuesday afternoon by Under- the United States Arthur J. Bal-
New eases reported are at C hecotah, . sheriff W. P. Lindsay four, head of the British delegation,
Wewoka and Wilburton. Reports came to the police station is understood to have declared that
VVLKL mmtiyi MAUDE ADAMS PRESENTS ing from a tree. The body had not I in China.
————— r-rs-r * -rr- Trt ni A-rr>n, ■ AM r. bceil identified. ■
ESTATE TO SISTERHOOD w. .1. ciari, chief or poii.
I ported the case to the sheriff
WASHINGTON. Jan. 17.—(U. P.)
—Charges that bodies of American
soldiers who died in France were
often sent to the wrong homes in the
United States, were branded as false
today by witnesses before the senate j Ronkonkoraa l^n's
NEW YORK. Jan. 17.—(By U. P.)
—Maude Adams, known as the per- j
Bonification ot Peter Pan. has pre- :
sented her 300-acre estate at Lake
Island, to the
! Roman Catholic Sisterhood of Our I
A thorough probe is being made
PERSONAL TAX PENALTY
IN EFFECT MARCH FIRST
Personal prqperty valuation took
on renewed vigor for this year
w J Tuesday with many persons apply-
NLWARK. N. J.. Jan. 17.— Mascu- jng at the office of the county assets-
line conception of the "First Na- sori p. <j. Matting!y. and filling out
Three men who served overseas Lady of the t enacie here.
clared that three men were arrested told the committee that every body j The offer was made laat spring j tional Bank" was displayed in court I assessment blanks' A delinquent
and some mash found. I he officers , rent home was positively identified and approved today by Bishop when a bondsman pulled up hi- penalty of $100 will become din-
were expected to return shortly j and inspected against error before it Thomas K. Malloy. head of the dio- j trousers leg and got $25 for bail March 1, If the valuation statement
after noon. J was prepared for shipment, | cese which includes Long Island. from a socket in his wooden leg. | has not beei^vturned. }
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