Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 133, Ed. 1 Tuesday, January 17, 1922 Page: 4 of 4
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PnbllBhed every day except Sunday by The Oklahoma leader Co.
Oscar Amerlnger ) Editor!
Dan Hogau J
John Business Manaeer
One Year .
17 West Third Street, Oklahoma city, Okla.
P. O. Box 777. Telephone Maple 7600
Entered as second class mall matter June 1, 11)18, at the Postofflce
at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, under the Act of March 3. 1879.
AUDACITY AND IMPUDENCE
A communication to the United Mine Workers signed by
lr. T. J. Gannon, of Oklahoma City, which was refused space
l this paper for thQ reason that Mr. (Jannon was not a meni-
er of the United Mine Workers and for the further reason
tiat the columns of the U. M. \\ • of A. Journal had been
tlosed to members of that organization who did not agree with
fhe arbitrary and unconstitutional methods of John L. Lewis,
appeared subsequently in an issue of the Journal, with this
astounding statement credited to the Leader, which, ol course,
Ihe Leader did not make:
Consider the "hot stuff" In the Oklahonja l.eai|er which I have
before me which says: "If Alex Howat wan a flood loyal union
man ho would have yielded to the decision of Ihe international
•organization. The convention in Indianapolis gave him an Im-
partial hearing before the organization's highest tribunal -the con-
vention itself. He was bound to obey that decision If he wished
to hold membership In the order."
Mr. Gannon said that, not the Leader, and it is clear that
Ihe Journal editor, seeking to discredit the Leader, wilfully
arbled Mr. Gannon's words in attributing them to the Leader.
The Leader never at any time made such a statement, on the
Contrary it has insisted that Alex Howat was a good Union
n, while Lewis was not; it has insisted that Howat obeyed
Ihe orders of the international convention; it has denied that
]ie had a fair and impartial hearing before the convention and
as denied that there was any authority, express or implied,
vithin the laws of the union, which justified the expulsion of
Kansas from the union.
The Journal is a personal organ, the personal organ of
ewis. It is not issued for the purpose of giving the member-
hip the truth, but for the purpose of defending the rotten
Ifficial record of a man who is doing all in his power to tra-
duce and destroy the organization of which he is the head, and
vhile it is immaterial to the Leader whether a correction of j
he above statement of the Leader's position is ever made or
[lot, we would be willing to wager that if Mr. Gannon should
rite to the Journal and ask that the correction be made that
pace would be denied him for that purpose.
If Mr. Gannon wants to test the fairness and honesty of j
he publishers of the Uni.ed Mine Workers Journal let him
it. We should like for Mr. Gannon to be disillusioned.
vilv „ )
Money in Tires.
The Goodyear Tire company says
It has twenty-five millions cash on
hand, and sold more tires in 1921
than in 1920. That ib "REAL" pros-
perity news. Once you mi£ht judge
, 1T iv _ii the prosperity of a village by the
The Bureau of Industrial Research, N.ew xork, has sent number of good shoes sold by the
CHALLENGING THE PRESS
trol the winds, control cold ocean
currents from the north and hot cur-
rents from the south, and for that
matter change the badly regulated
motions of the earth that cause too
much ice in one place and too hot
weather at the equator.
Whatever men can imagine they
can do and you couldn't imagine
them living on this earth for the
next ten years without controlling
it. They won't always be savages.
More Truth Than Poetry
By James J. Montague
(Copyright, 1921, The Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
jtut a challenge to the press—a challenge to investigate itself
regard to its handling of labor news.
The Bureau asks if it is not time for the press to take
of the methods and standards prevalent in reporting
It cites the appearance of Upton Sinclair's The Brass
[jheck, as evidence of this need. Also The New Republic's
haustive analysis of large dailies, and its conclusive proof
hat they were unreliable in their "news" regarding Soviet
iussia. Also the Interchurch World Movement's report on
|he steel strike.
It asks the newspapers a lot of pertinent questions—
luestions which, if the capitalist papers in general were to
tnswer them truthfully, would damn the capitalist press to
|he deepest hell.
We can only say "Sic 'em!"
It is a long and gradual process —this showing up the
apitalist press—but it must be done ere the people will come
Lut front under the spell of lies and misrepresentation and
unhorse the aristocracy that is now riding them to death. In
this process, the assistance of the Bureau of Industrial Re-
arch is welcome.
WHAT OTHERS SAY]
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?
St. Louis Labor.
You pride yourself with being a patriot, but what have
tou done to rid your country of social parasites who reap where
fhey have never sown? What have you done to free your
pantry of corrupt politicians who shamelessly betray the peo-
What have you done to clear your country of professional
dulterators who poison the intellectual food of the people and
sify public opinion? You have not done anything at all in
lhat line? Why, then, do you call yourself a patriot?
local cobbler. Today the nation's
real shoes are automobile tires,
pie travel on them. The sale of au-
MERCHANTS WAKE UP.
In common with the merchants of
other American cities, the business
men of Oklahoma City a year ago
were led into following the "open
tomobile tires and of automobiles nhop" program of the steel trust,
tells the story of national-prosperity As 11 result of the agitation set
or the lack of it. on foot b>' glib-tongued organizers
of the "scab shop" plan, business has
Baby IMil It. 1,ecn generally shot to pieces.
Two fine New England boys, Finally the business men of Okla-
Charles and Hamilton Garland, in- homa ( have awakened to the fact
herited a million and a half. Both . agitation has resulted in
refused the money, saying they had driving out of the city many of its
no right to take what they never l,0Kt mechanics and a general slow-
earned. Fine sentiment. ' ,nK down of every business activity.
Now one has a baby. The broth- Recently a canvass was made of
ers will take the money for the representative citizens and business
baby's sake. men, with the result that 1,000 were
Nothing like a baby to drive com- recorded as favoring a cessation of
mon Bense into your head; nothing the program of "union-smashing"
like several babies to make you and settling of the "labor war" along
work. lines that wiU carry recognition of
It Is stupid to leave millions to 1 the unions.
children, making it probable they That is a gratifying indication of
will do nothing and therefore be returning sanity on the part of the
unhappy. Hut what the world gains business world of Oklahoma City,
by the hard work of men anxious to jt would be well If business men
take care of their children amounts generally throughout the country
to more than all the foolishness oi realized that their own interests did
inherited wealth. not jje ln joining hands with the
. , I steel trust in driving the merchants'
Wasted hnergy. ^est customer to an economic level
As you run your automobile or ,hat precludea buying of the mer-
other machinery do you realize how ; wares.—Seattle Union Rec-
important the right oil or other lu
LINES BY A CYNIC
Johnny startled his mother by ask-
"Mama, is there hair-oil in this
"Mercy, no, dear!" she exclaimed.
"Oh!" said Johnny. Then after a
STUDENTS ACTING AS SCABS
Wilson (Okla.) Good
The latest information on th*
.cklrm house strike situation comes
Oklahoma City, whers packer
ates hare succeeded in snllat-
tbe serrlces of seventy-fir* stu-
enta of the University of Oklahoma
bricatlng substancc it? An English
expert says more than one-half the
power generated ln England Is
wasted ln overcoming friction. This
should interest American engineers,
oil producers, machinery owners.
When you burn coal half ita value
goes up the chiinnoy. When you
transform steam into , lectrlc power
you loBe half. And then, when the
machinery runs, friction of metal
against metal 'cutB down half of the
remainder. It'B a woniler any power
is left. Plenty of chances for in-
ventors to use thetr bruins.
Controlling the Kurtli.
Amundsen is going on a five-year
trip to the Polar regions. Men went
there once as a "stunt" just to say,
i "I have reached the Pole."
| That is over. Amundsen will that worry you. A thunder-storm
study arctic currents and arctic clears the atmosphere you know."
| winds that mean so milch to our: "Yes, but that doesn't help a man
/father, ourselves and our health, j who's been struck by lightning."—
One of these days men will con- Boston Transcript.
Joseph J. Jones, when he hunted a mate,
Wasn't thinking of culture or looks,
lie wanted a partner, plain faced and sedate,
Who was up on the cookery books.
So he married a lady who swung a mean broom,
And could build a mince pie a la mode;
And he fancied her housewovi- his life would illume
Till they came to the end of the road.
But the lady grew weary of sauce pan and range
As soon as the knot had been tied;
She sought out her earliest chance of a change,
And let all her cookery slide.
She learned to mix cocktails, played bridge half the night,
Crashed in with the neighborhood swells,
Found jazzing a rapturous dream of delight,
And got all her meals at hotels.
Simeon Smith had a taste for romance;
He wanted to spend all his days
With a lovely young lady who knew how to dance,
And could talk about pictures and plays.
"I won't have a wife who's a slatternly drudge,
Devoted to housework," said he,
And he wedded a maid who was famed for her fudge,
And a bear at an afternoon tea.
You probably think that this lady turned out
As a shark at the serving of meals,
Who wouldn't have dancing or cocktails about,
And never kicked up her young heels.
Short silence, "Perhaps that's why : tUit that's where you're wrong; through her whole married
I can't get my hat off. -Tit-Bits, The fajr creature ^ nQr an.
She made an expensive, luxurious wife,
Which all women will do—if they can.
MY MARRIAGE PROBLEMS
Adele Garrison's New Phase of
Revelations of a Wife
Omn&i. mi. * «
Will Katie Iti-u'L't-d of Madge.
"Oh. Meesis Graham! My darling
Meesls Graham! You come home
to your Katie—you safe me! You
, safe me!"
1 Over and over again as my little
maid clung convulsively to me. her
twisting lips repeated the words
with which she first had greeted me. j fac e blanched.
From the depths of the hall I saw ] "Dot's shoost vat I
given to a frightened child. And
it was not until she lifted her tear-
swollen face to mine after her sobs
bad subsided that 1 spoke to her
"Tell me all about it, Katie," I
Her eyes widened with terror, her
Mother Graham look back, pause
irresolutely, then shrug her should-
ers and continue her Journey up-
stairs to minister to Junior. Marion,
on the steps, turned, stared at us
in frightened fashion, while from
the hall, three beys and a girl,
Elizabeth's children, came rushing
Lillian descended from the car
quickly and put a reassuring hand
on my arm.
"Take her to Dicky's studio," Ahe
whispered. "I'll see Mrs. Ticer, and
be with you in a few minutes."
She ran up the steps to the chil-
dren as lightly as Marion herself,
and I turned—half-leading, half-
carrying Katie- toward the pictur-
esque old corncrib which Dicky had
transofrined into a studio, and which
had been the scei\e of Grace Draper's
terrible scheme to kidnap my baby
boy. I shivered as a drew near it,
and knew that never would I be able
to enjoy tlje place again. But it
gave me the seclusion I needed for
my talk with Katie, and I welcomed
its quiet isolation now.
With one hand holding her firmly,
I unlatched and flung open the door
with the other. Then I led the sob-
bing girl inside. As I closed the
door after us, I caught a glimpse of
Jim leaning against an apple tree,
his arms folded across his chest, his
eyes watching us closely. It was
but a glimpse that I had of his set,
white face, so different from the
good-humored, if a bit stolid, coun-
tenance which I always had asso-
ciated with Katie's husband. The
consciousness of something sinister,
menacing, in the atmosphere sur-
rounding my faithful little maid set-
tled upon, me oppressively.
"Come! Be SensibleP
I drew her with me to a couch,
sat down, and held" her close. But
' she twisted away from me to her
knees, bowed her head upon my lap
Meesis Graham," she replied pitiful-
ly. "I no can tell you nuttings. I
get me keeled if I do."
"That's nonsense, Katie," I re-
turned, trying to keep a common-
sense attitude toward her emotion,
but secretly feeling myself infected
with the terror that was so patently
obsessing her. "There is nothing you
cannot tell me. And we'll make
short work of anybody who is fright-
ening you. Come! Be a sensible girl
and tell me everything that's troub-
I felt a convuslve shudder go
through her slight figure, and she
looked at me with pitiful, apologetic,
yet obstinate defiance.
"Oh, Meesis Graham! You no ask
me dot ven you know—" she stopped,
"Know what, Katie?" I encouraged.
"Know dot I swore me great, big
swear on my life, Jcem's life, my
soul, Jeem's soul, on everything I lof
in dis vorld—und you know dot
means dot Junior babee—dot I would
nefer tell till he gifes me leave—"
"Until who goves leave, Katie?"
I Interposed quietly, but she was too
quick for me.
"Nobody, I no mean dot," she said
I knew the look which was in her
eyes. It was the fanatic supersti-
tion which her years in this coun-
try had never entirely banished.
Some one had brought it all back to
her, and she would be cut into
pieces before she would break the
letter of her oath.
But there was something else in
her eyes, also, a childish cunning
which told me that she had some
scheme in mind. I spoke in as mat-
ter-of-fact a manner as I could
"You want me to do something for
you Katie, don't you? What is it?"
Her clutch upon my knees tight
and gave herself up to the fit of ened, and her eyes were full of wild
tempestuous sobbing which I knew hope as she replied:
must precede any confidence upon "Oh, Meesis Graham! You shoost
her part. j safe me —safe everything eef you
While the paroxysm continued, I 1 shoost do vun ting for me tonight,
smoothed her hair and murmured i but I 'fraid to tell you vot eet eea
the soothing words I would have 1 Promise you do eet for Katie?"
"Why Do We Say"
"Hoodlums," a word generally ap-
plied to young toughs, is supposed to
have originated in San Francisco
| about 1868, although in just what
| manner has not been definitely es-
tablished. Out of the three or four
supposed sources given during that
period this one published by the Con-
gregatlonallst on September 26,1877,
is the most likely:
"A newspaper man in San Fran-
j cisco, in attempting to coin a word
to designate a gang of young street
Arabs under the beck of one Mul-
doon, hit upon the idea of dubbing
jthem 'hoodlums;' that is, simply re-
versing the leader's name. In writ-
j ing the word the strokes of the 'n'
did not correspond in height and the
1 compositor, taking the 'n' for an
'h,' printed it 'hoodlums.' "
The Los Angeles Express at that
time put forth the claim that "hood-
lums" originated from the practice <5f
a gang of bad boys shouting "huddle
'em," when danger threatened them.
"What's wrong, old rann
"Had a scrap with my wife this
"Ob. dou't let a little thing like
which is absolutely out of the scope I
of th'-ir own future professions. !
consciously helping to take the bread KRAZY KAT — Ah, Yes, What a Beautiful Butte!
o'it of th# mouths of the wives and
SHOUT OF HELP.
Sambo, in heaven, had just got
j Rastus, far below, on the asbestos
I ouija board. "Hello, Rastus, How
you gettin' along?"
"Oh, I'se bavin' a fine time. Don't
haf to work much; jest shovel ln
some coal now and then. How you-
"I'se workin* purty hard. We haf
to sweep up de clouds, pull in de
stahs, switch on de light, an' give de
ole sun a shove every mornin'."
"How come you-all have so much
work to do?"
I "Well, sah, to tell the truth, we're
I kinda short o' help up beah."—Ar-
HAPPINESS IX ENVY.
One way to make a woman happy
is to envy her.
No one knows real monotony like
the wife who has finally succeeded
j in reforming her husband.
No woman is so angelic as to pre-
fer a halo to a hat.
An Election Forecast
For next fall's election a landslide
is freely predicted.
It will not materialize, however,
unless something unusual happens.
What could happen to clear ths
way for a landslide in Oklahoma?
Free speech and free assemblage
could happen. Getting rid of the al-
most universal timidity from which
the worker in town and country are
now suffering acutely, would start
It is to be hoped that this wave
of intimidation has about spent its
force. If it has, the Farmer-Labor
Reconstruction League will find it
an easy matter to step out and or-
ganize a landslide of a kind and
magnitude that will take the proph-
ets by surprise.
Working man, now is your time!
Arrange a meeting in the court
house of your county seat for a
Farmer-Labor Reconstrucbtion Lea-
gue speaker. The people will turn
out en masse to hear it all explained
and to form a compact organization.
Don't be afraid! Throw back
your shoulders! Turn around and
go towards your antagonls* instead
of away from him! Let out a whoop
at every jump! He is already worse
scared than you are, if you did but
know it. Plunge right at him with
your ballot and deliver a knockout
blow. That's the way things are
done in a free country!
A CASE OF EXPLOSIVES.
Magistrate: "What is the charge?"
Policeman: "Intoxicated, your
] Magistrate (to prisoner): "What's
| Prisoner: "Gunn, sir."
I Magistrate: "Well, Gunu, I'll dis-
' charge you this time, but you musn't
, get loaded again."—Tit-Bits (Lon-
' don.) %
IN ROUND NUMBERS.
Motorist (arrested for speeding) —
A firte morning, isn't it, judge?
: Judge- It is. Ten dollars, to be
i exact.—The Home Sector.
SIGNS OF THE TIMES.
In Greenwich, Conn.,: "Kids clean-
ed, any size, ten cents. Bring 'em
in." Between Minneapolis and St.
Paul: "Midway Harness Co., Manu-
facturers of Second-Hand Harness."
In Milwaukee: "Always at your
service. Wm. P. Hug."' In Chicago:
"C. Schor, Sand and Gravel."—Chi-
—By HERRI MA N
children of poor men who through j
an effort to breaK the strike ar no fault of their own have not been ,
he Wilson company's plant. The fortunate enough to get university
bief of the packers aims that the educations and who are by necessity
udents hav* voluntarily offered forced to make their living with J
eir services, whii* th«% chief of the their hands instead of their brains,
t claims that they rook over the Yes. these white collar boys stand
result of conditions bein^ ready to use their brains and hands |
•presented to them In an unfair attempt to harpoon the |
No matter which faction has to Id poor devil who is now barely getting
he truth in thin r .ga*d vre are con-.- enough to support his family in any
filed to say fhat 'he.se. young men degree of decency and comfort.
poor judgment in allowing The strike situation is something
emaelves. tr, .e rrv&wd n as "scabs that should be settled by the packer*
se boys who are fortunate enough and the strikers, with the govern-
be able to a/ford a nversity edti-1 ment as a mediator, if necessary,
og, expert day to go out In- These college boys who are forcing
i the world as masters of their va- . themselves into a battle which doei
professions, carrying the re- not concern them are putting them-
et of everyone. Now they are selves in a position where they can
dy to lay aside their studies in never expert to get the respect oi
tthat the capitalist interest may > onfidence of organized labor, when
>oye<tPl* of them in a strike situ- j they at last leave college and go out
years,' doe* not concern them and iinto the world to make their marks.
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