Tulsa Daily World (Tulsa, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 253, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 2, 1917 Page: 1 of 12
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TI-I.SA. Jun 1 Mmiinum SO
minimum -S7: north windi. nnil rhiudy.
OKLAHOMA. POItKCAXT Sitlur-
day fnir warmer in wi'nl purtlun;
Su'iulsy uu-HtU'd nd waruur.
Yhich will you do?
.loin tli N.iv I.'-'it'it.
Alil I he Ki d Cru.
Till lh tuil.
liuy a Liberty bend.
J1 OJo TSTZTV&
VOL. XII NO. 253
TULSA OKLAHOMA SATURDAY JUNE L 11)17.
PRICE 5 CENTS
OKLAHOMA. KANSAS AMD MISSOURI TOWNS
: 15 DEAD: HUNDREDS INJURED
"0 Pfc n mm
Slackers Seeking to Evade
Registration to Be Few
EXPECT SPORADIC TROUBLE
But Resistance Nowhere Will
lie Substantial Federal
WASiriNGTikN Juno 1. 1 K-piirt-rceiil
of Justice of fii-inlH are of the
opinion th:it tin; Hltuutiou with respect
to llii' drift army registration Tues-
day is n-ll in hiuiii that there will bo
ro really serious disturbances und
that the nation will wake up Wednes-
day to find that outbursts have ncfn
fcporanlc and not the result of a gen-
tral leeling amiii.it the law.
It was pointed out at the depart-
ment tnright that more than ten mil-
lion men ore required to register un-
der the law and that it would be sur-
prising Indeed If such u day were to
pass off without Incident iih no gen-
eral election ever held In this country
pisses wl'hout some disorder.
To He lew More Arrests.
AHorney-f ieneral Gregory's orders
luid caused the arrest of uliout thirty
persons up to today in connection
with antidrnft propaganda. Only a
few more probably less than half a
dcu-n are expected before Tuesday.
Kuril a showing Is looked upon as ex-
traordinary and as a convim ins In-
dication that there has been no sun-
Manllal mov uncut to defeat t lie pur-
pose of the law.
Not One in lliinilrcil to Slack.
The department expects that there
may lie a nuniher of evasions of the
registration provision that will look
large In total but not win n the great
number subject to the law la consid-
ered. .Many even of those who do
evade Tuesday are counted upon
eventually to come forward to maun
good without prosecution. It was said
tonight that out of the ten million
officials are confident the slackers
will not number one in one hundred.
Attorney-General Gregory reiterat-
ed his request that local organizations
aid In tlm work of seeing that every
man between 21 and 31 years of awe
In the.r communities registers hta
Volunteer Organizations Alii.
"The department" he said "has
Ven greatly aided in several instances
by volunteers organizations In cities
ond towi.s which have compiled rec-
ords and held them available for tno
department's use and also havp fur-
Mshed valuable Information to Us
fluents. Assistance of tho sort referred
to is of gint value and will be gladly
"1 urge patriotic men in everv scc-
d'oti of the country to perfect organ-
l.XtiotiH which will see t.i the reclst ra-
tion of all names In their communi
ties: . preserving notes showing the
pcisoti.il svmpathleif and activities of
"'I do not suggest methods In detail
as these may be worked out by the
men who are willing to act nnd nri
not otherwise engaged in serving their
to Death of Press Gag
WASHINGTON. June 1. Adminis
tration managers In the senate today
decided to let the newspapers censor
ship section of the espionage bill die
with the house vote of yesterday
auaiust It. The senate conferees ex
pect to drop the hard-fought section
out entiiely and bring the bill before
the senate for final passago contain
lug only the undisputed provisions.
FEAR DRAFT TROUBLE
Nearly Three Hundred I. W.
W.'s Encamped Near There;
Negroes Meet in Secret.
World Creek County Bureau.
SAl'ULHA Okla. Juno 1. Kvl-
dence continued to flow into the office
of County Attorney Karl Foster today
that a determined effort was being
made in various parts of Creek county
to restruin men from registering- for
tho selective draft on Juno 6. Addi-
tional reports were received In letters
nnd by telephone ot his offico from
JJiiimright. Shamrock and Uiltnn.
According to the county uttorney
the disturbers and agitators aro al-
. most without exception members of
the Industrial Workers of tho World.
It is estimated that there are between
three and four hundred members of
the I. W. W. now encamped In and
alwiut Drumrlght and trouble is ex-
pected to loom up on the data set for
registering. So far only one man has
been arrested nnd he was turned over
1o tho federal uuthorites yesterday at
A prominent business mnn at New-
hy advised sheriff Wooftcr today that
for some time a crowd of negroes had
been holding frequent secret meetings
In the Deep Fork school house lo-
cated three and one-half miles south
of Newliy and that It had become
known they wro Preparing to resist
registration. An Investigation of the
affair was ordered at once and arrests
are expected immediately.
Now that county officials nro cer-
tain that there Is an organised plot
on foot In Creek county additional
police and deputy sheriffs have been
ordered In every town and city and
many additional special officers will
be deputized on June 6 to resist any
attempt to riot or disobey the regis-
WILSOX READS LAW
TO SLACKERS WHO
FLEE FROM DRAFT
WASHINGTON. June L I'rcsldcnt
Wilson In a proclamation issued today
warns all persons seeking to avoid
registration by leaving tho country
that they expose themselves to prose-
cution and military service eventually
It) spite ot their efforts to avoni n.
The president's proclamation says:
"I WiHxIrnw Wilson president
of the l ulled Slates of America
do hereby give winning flint nil
persons subject to registration
who withdraw from the Jurisdic-
tion of the l ulled Mules for the
purHihc of evading said registra-
tion expose themselves upon their
return lo Die jurisdiction of the
l ulled Males to prosecution for
such evasion of registration pur-
suant to sis lion of I lie act of
congress approved May IN HI 1 7
which enacts that 'Any person
who shall wilfully fail or refuse to
present himself for registration or
to submit thereto us herein pro-
vliied shall lie guilty of u nils-
demeanor ami shall iiMin convic-
tion in n district court of the
I lilted Slates having jurisdiction
thereof be punished by Imprison-
ment for not more than one jenr
uml shall thercilHill lie duly
BEND FRENCH LINE
Crown Prince Gains Footing in
Allied Trenches; Attack
on Hill 304 Fails.
By Associated Press
Continuing' his isolated uttaeks
against tho French lines the German
crown prince on Friday threw his
troops foivvard north of Moulin de
Lufi'aux where the battlefrout bends
northeast of Soissons and against the
buUie-w. arrcd positions on Hill 304 on
the Verdun front.
Checked Thursday In his attempt to
nold positions wen on Mont Haul In
Champagne the crown prince had bet-
ter success in his effort to break the
French line near Moulin do Lnffaux.
The Germans gained a foothold in
some advanced trenches and while
counterattacks by the French troops
forced them to retire from most of
the elements taken they still main-
lain tenure of h portion of them.
French artillery fire sufficed to check
tho German efforts against Hill 304
the Germans suffering heavy losses.
Artillery Itittlo Gaining.
There has been Increased artillery
fling in the Ypres sector In Itelgium.
Hoth London and Herlin comment In
their communication on the activity of
heavy guns in that region. Aside from
several small raids and outpost en-
gagements there baa been nothing do-
ing except nrtlllery fighting on the
The Inactivity in Infantry fighting
on this portion of the front during
the last several weeks is shown by
the report of Hritlsh captures during
May. These amounted to 3412 Ger-
mans nnd only one large German
gun. In April the llritish took more
than 19.1100 prisoners and 257 large
guns and howitzers.
A list linns nnd Italians at Hay.
fin the other battle fronts there
have been no changes. Austrian at-
tacks in tho Vodice urea of the
Julian front north of Gortzla were
repulsed by the Italians und Vienna
reports the failure of Italian attempts
In the same region.
liclalive of Iiiieoln Head.
HT.OO.M INGTON. June 1. Solomon
Hanks the only surviving lull blooded
cousin of Abraham Lincoln died at
the hoirut f his daughter here today
Father With Ransom Ready Unable to
Locate Kidnapers of Babe; Torture Is
Threatened If Police Are Tipped Off
SPRLNGFIF.LD. Mo. June l
Somewhere In the Ozark hills the ln-
funt son of J. Holland Keet former
bnnker of this city Is being held st
hostage. Two days and two nights of
vnremittlr-R search fulled to lead to
the lair of the kidnapers who late
Wednesday night stole the baby from
ids bed while a mold slept in an ad-
joining room and the parents were at-
tending a ball at tho country club a
short distance away.
Altho the parents and detective
assigned to the case have adopted a
policy of reticence it was learned
curly tonight that no definite Infor-
mation ns to the cjilld's whereabouts
had beep received.
Kndiiaers llreak I'.ngngciieiit.
In response to an anonymou. letter
received yesterday the baby's father
drove thru the storm last night car-
rying $0000 with which to purchase
the little fellow's freedom but cuner
tho Intensity of the gale or the fear
of capture prevented the kldniper
from keeping their appointment. It
Is said Keel received another missive
from tho cuptors today.
The heartbroken parents fearing
that harm will come lo their littlo boy
as a re.iult of the searchers' efforts
refuse to discuss the contents of tlm
NEW WAR TAXES
Senate Finance Committee Ex-
cludes Ticture Shows l!c-
AUTO OWNERS MUST PAY
W'Vin Vatiunn nni filial A T n rm
IF lltil iU dfjH i (Hilt iUtltl"
zines Have Keen "Worked
on" Work Completed.
WASHINGTON June 1 Kxemp
tlou of popular price moving picturo
theaters from amusement taxes and the
levying of a new federal license tax
on automolilc owners ranging from
$7.u0 to $2.- with reductions for cars
used a year or more were agreed upon
today by the senate finunee commit-
tee In continuing revision of tin
house war tax bill.
With its task virtually completed
except for the newspaper and maga-
zine section the committee tonight
adjourned over until Monday so that
treasury experts may spend tomorrow
putting the redrafting into legal shape.
The bill probubly will be ready for
submission to the senate early next
Senators Will Confer.
Tomorrow Senator Simmons chair-
man und Senator l'enrose ranking
Republican member will informally
confer with representatives of pub-
lishers and post office department of-
ficials regiirdlng the proposed taxation
of publications lu lieu of the in
creased second-class mail rates in the
ruder the committee's amendment
all moving picture theaters chaining
less than 2a cents udmisioii woulu
escape the tax of 1 cent on each dime
paid Imposed by the bouse measure.
. Senator Fcnroae ehamploned -thiu
change urging that the moving pic
ture house is the poor mun's theater.
It was decided to retain the house
plan of taxing other places where ad-
mission Is charged.
Many Auto Owners.
Treasury experts estimate that
there are 1.400000 owners of auto-
mobiles subject to tho $7. SO tax
7U0.00O subject to the $10 levy;
1.219000 In the $1!) class and 2.11000
subject to the $20 rate. The licenst.
Ihx payable bv motor vehicle ovv ncrm
direct takes the place of the house
tax of 5 per cent upon manufacturers
of such vehicles.
The rat ? ot tax to bo based on each
automobile or motorcycle is us fol-
lows: Motorcycles. $2. So; automobiles
listed retail prie at time of purchase
not over $r.0il. $7. .10; over J500 and
net over $1000 $lo; over $1000 and
not over $2000 $15; over $2000 and
not over $3000 $20; $3000 aim
A modification to be drafted later
will provide a reduction of 10 per
cent ill the license taxes for each
year's use of automobiles up to five
years or a maximum allowance of 50
I'm Treasury Direct.
An ninendmelit to the Incotii" f-n
section written Into the bill today
would repeal the provision of the t n-
ilervvo id act of 1!M3 providing for col-
lection of Income taxes nt their source
and require those receiving the tax-
able Incomes to make direct payment
ol taxes lo the treasury.
The committee will make no
change in the Income normal tax
sin tax and exemptions of the house
bill cx.ei-t the elimination previously
agreed up on of extra surtaxes on in-
comes of more than $40000.
On the theory of exempting trom
laxition articles used by the poor-
the committee In changing cigar
I taxes decided to exempt from any tax
! Increase cigars made to sell for les
' thnn foul' i.oi.Im mif-lt
The commit te also decided today to
repeal existing tariff provisions al-
lowing "drawbacks" to sugur refiners.
Utters and apparently desire ti com
to speedy terms with the abductors.
It is said that Mr. Keets made an-
other lono trip Into the hills late
tonight to meet tho demands of tho
kidnapers. The first letter stipulated
that a failuro to observe every pro-
vision would cost the father $10. 000.
It was Intimated that the child would
be tortured but no planntlon wus
offered ns lo the nic liod to be em-
ployed. Inclosed will the letter was
a small piece of the youngster's
Detectives assert the author of the
letfr Is a woman. Grammatical ex-
pressions are purposely made incor-
rect It Is believed for tho handwrit-
ing is remarkably plain.
Family Very Wealthy.
Mrs. Kate Keet mother of J. Hol-
land Keet Is said to be one of the
wealthiest women In southwestern
Missouri. Mr. Keet a few dnvs ago
resigned ns vice-president of the Hol-
laed Hanking company In order to
manage his mother's estute which
is roughly estlinuted to bo worth
Altho nil members of the family
nre Instructed not to discuss the case
little James Holland Keet Jr. tho
missing baby's J-yeur-old brother
realizing the situation lisped to
"Had man tuke him." The child's
nuise huu led liliu away.
and Rrilish Sea Dog
in Underwater Crash
VM.sTI ItKAM. .lone I m
l omhii.) collision under water
between a Hritlsh submarine and
it German I -boat Is i'cMrtcil by
the Itlicinlschc cm ralische '.ri-
fling of I ssen which desei ilieil
the Incident its lillpns ( ilenled.
'I he paper slates that the i-olllslon
look place "in the channel" April
II) anil ilcclilrN Ihal a German
I -lsi.it while submerged iiiminctl
it llrilisli submarine and that the
Hritlsh boat then emerged bring-
ing up the German submarine
lying iuTi.-s the how of Hie I til I -b-li
The German visel slid off into
flu' water and IhiiIi vis. els started
their engines ami when separated
l about fifty yards both dived.
The aH'r ns-scrls that Isith
submarines were anxious to fight
hut under the eireiiiuslniices ac-
tion was linpos-iblc.
TAKEN BY WIND
Twister Between Prumright
and Oilton Cuts 26; Ok-
mulgee Misses 42.
Long distance phone reports to
Tho World last night were to the ef-
fect thai nearly seventy-five oil der-
ricks were blown away by a torlnioo
that dipped to the ground once ne-
tween Oilton and Prumright and
ngaln near Okmulgee. Twenty-six
derricks were reported smashed in
the dishing field between oilton and
l'rumiight while 42 were razed near
Manv pumpinsr outfits ond drilling
crews were working In the sections
of the field hit when the storm struck
but Inst night no reports of death
had been received. Property loss
however probably will take In many
Muds of oil field property aside from
Mexicans Are Cold to
Slackers From America
LAREDO Texas. Juno 1. Young
Americans who have been crossing
into Mexico ostensibly to mine or
prospect for oil but actually. In the
belief of government officials to
evade the selective draft are meeting
with little encouragement according to
information received from the interior
of Mexico. Neither American nor
F.uropcnn employes are giving the
newcomers consideration except In
extremity. Preference In employment
Is being given to refugees of honest
convictions who aro temporarily In-
terned abroad reports received here
Health Dad England's
Food Dictator Resigns
LONDON June 1. 10 p. m.
Huron Devonnort has resigned as food
controller because of ill health.
Huron Devonport was appointed
food controller in the Llovd George
cabinet oil December 10 l'.ilfi.
Britain's Losses in
Cereal Ships 6 Per Cent
LONDON. June 1 (4:.ri0 p. m.)
Great Hritaln's losses In cereal ships
bus been only 0 per cent uecording
to a statement made to the Associat-
ed Press today by Kennedy Jones
director of food economy. The inmu.
try of food he added had made al-
lowances for the loss of 23 per cent
of this kind of shipping.
Spain Hungry Seizes
Argentine Wheat Ship
TULHAO Spain Juno 1 (via Paris).
According to news received from
Madrid the government has orderen
the seizure of a cargo of Argentine
wheat consigned to Switzerland
which nrrived here Wednesday.
The Spanish cabinet the advices
state maintains that it Is entitled to
take over the wheat to meet the needs
British Drop Bombs on
Belgian Coast Cities
LONDo June 1. (3:00 p. m.)
Many tons of bombs have been dropped
by Hritlsh aircraft on the Helglan
towns of Ostend Hruges and .ee-
brugge says an official statement Is-
sued this nfternoon by the Hritish
Mrs. Couch Sate in
Brussels Is Report
WASHINGTON Juno 1 Mrs. Ka-
trlnu Couch an Anierieun who was
reported In news dispatches to have
been executed ns a spy In Germany
rcently culled at the Spanish consul-
ate uccnrdlng to a report published
in London newspapers and cabled .to-
day to the state department.
Mrs. Katrlna Couch referred ( In
the above dispatch from Washington
Is the wife of a Paula Valley okla..
minister and It was from Pauls Val-
ley that the first story of her re-
ported execution for being a spy went
out. The report was denied a-t the
time by officials.
WOMEN TO HELP
Local 1 1 ranch of National
League Will Furnish Lunch
BADGES FOR CONSCRIPTS
Fair Workers Will Pin Ribbon
on Each Man as lie Signs
With no public funds available for
such a purpose but an apparent need
lor It being done the local branch of
the National IMigue for Women's
Service yesterday agreed to under-
take the task of providing food for
tho twenty precinct registrars In
Tulsa on June 5 and furnishing
badges for every one of the four
thousand men who are expected to
sign up under the conscription act
County Registrar T. L. Wallace ami
Mayor .1 II. Simmons chairman of
the city registration board were
highlv elated when they learned Hint
the league had agreed to shoulder
this responsibility. President Wilson
Governor Williams and the state
council of defense have nil urged that
such steps be taken but have out-
lined no detailed plan of procedure
or provided no finances for the work.
The women of the league will raise
the money nnd do the work.
Hit) Per Cent Sought.
County Registrar Wallace who has
asked the Tulsa band to donate its
ser'iees nt certain periods on regis-
tration day. declared last night that
the work to be done by the women
w'll assist niiiteiiiillv in securing n
100 per cent registration here.
"I want to publicly thank the
ladies of the league for the whole-
hearted milliner In which they have
undertaken this big task" ho said.
Tulsa Sob the Puce.
Mavnr Simmons was highly pleased.
"It lifts a great responsibility from
our minds." he said. "I believe that
Tulsa Is the first city In the 1'nited
Stub s w here the women have agreed
to render such a service."
S. It. Lewis member of the state
council of defense from Tulsa stated
that he would personally assist the
women In every possible way
"If needed. I nni willing to make
a financial contribution individually
to help them out" he said. "I feel
that other citizens should give liber-
ally nnd voluntarily."
The tentative plans ns outlined
last night bv Mrs. S. W. Parish chair-
man of the National league for Okla-
homa nre us follows:
Miike Them HesiMUisible.
Two women will be appointed for
each of the 21 precincts 111 the city.
They will be directly responsible for
each precinct In the matter ot pro-
viding meals for the registrar and
keeping girls nt the place thruniit tun
day to see that everv man who regis
tors get;; a ribbon. n the ribbon w ill
be printed the words: "I have regis-
tered" and the date. The young wo-
men will have to be at the registra-
tion places nt 7 o'clock in the morn-
ing and remain until It o'cb" k ai
Light. Thev will work In shifts. s
that none of them will be on duly
more than a few hours all told.
Two Meals in Fuch.
Coffee sandwiches and other food
supplies .will b taken to the various
registrars In automobiles at noon and
njain at 0 o'clock. I'mler the law.
the registrars who serve without
ci-mpensatlon must remain at their
posts continually from 7 a. m. until
0 p. m.
It will re'inlre nearly four hundred
yards of silk ribbon for the four
thousand badges. This will be pro-
cured today and probably as a dona-
tion from local stores and cut Into
the desired lengths so the printer can
rtnrt work on tho badges early .Mon-
day. "I feel that the first duty of the
Uagne" said Mrs. Parish "is to our
own community. We could do noth-
ing bigger than help make registra-
tion day the success that it should be.
1 am sure the ladies who have signed
tho league's blanks for service as
well as others will be glad to work.
I nm glad the registration officials
called upon us to do this. We are en-
gaged In many other activities but
rone of them Is more Important than
this at this particular time."
EXPECT VOTE TODAY
ON FIRST FOOD BILL
Senate Ready to Decide on
Issue; Fletcher's Fish Sup-
ply Scheme Rejected.
WASHINGTON Juno 1. Tho first
administration food bill under con-
sideration In the senate all week prob-
ably will reach a final vote tomorrow.
Debute wus limited to ten minutes Into
today by unanimous consent and no
senator will bo permitted to speak
more than once.
Little progress was made with the
hill today. An amendment by Sen-
ator McCutnher modifying tho provi-
sion adopted yesterday making the
holding and storage i.ifXoodstufts und
other necessities a felony was adopted.
The amendment specifically would
permit storing where no effort is made
to cause a shortage or affect the price.
Senator Fletcher's amendment to
authorize the secretary of commerce
to engage in the catching und market-
ing of fish to enlarge the nation food
supply was rejected.
PROPERTY LOSS FROM TORNADOES
EXPECTED TO EXCEED llii MARK
Half of Coalgate Okla. Blown A.way
With 5 Killed and Many Hurt;
Drake Also Suffers.
COFFEYVILLE STRUCK; TOLL IS HEAVY
Hundreds of Residences Demolished and Many People
Injured; Five in One Family Die in One Okla-
homa Town; School-Teacher Saves Pupils. j
OKLAHOMA CITY June 1. Six persons who wore in-
jured in the tornado which swept Coaljjate today died tonight
bringing the total death list up to 11. The names of the latest
victims have not been learned. There are several others who
are probably fatally injured and it is probable the death list
will be even further augmented. . .
Fifteen known deaths upward of one hundred persons in-
jured and property damage estimated at possibly $1000000
was the toll taken by a series of spring tornadoes that played
havoc with several sections and towns of southern Missouri
south central Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas late Friday
afternoon and night. From the meager reports sent out before
wire communication from all the affected points temporarily
was cut off it at first was feared that many deaths had re-
sulted. With the restoration of communication however it
was revealed that the death list was not in proportion with
the number of houses destroyed.
Fire Killed at Coalyale
At Coalgatc Okla. where more than 150 homes were de-
molished five persons were killed four probably fatallv in
jured and between twenty-five and thirty seriously injured.
Thirty persons were hurt three of whom are expected to
die at Coffeyville Kan. where because of the extensive
property damage reported it was feared numerous deaths had
occurred. The path of the storm there was 150 yards wide
with a southwest to northeast motion. The business section
escaped almost entirely. The estimated damage to the resi-
dence section was $100000 to $150000.
Drake Okla. suffered five deaths and the destruction of
two residences and the schoolhouse. A school-teacher mar-
shalled Her charges into a storm cellar when she heaid the
tornado coming and probably saved many lives for the build-
ing was razed over their heads.
Other Kansas Towns Are Hit
Moore Kan. 25 miles from Kansas City was seriously
damaged by a twister that took three lives. Property dam-
age there had not been estimated Friday night. From Ottawa
Kan. came a report that many farm houses in Franklin
county had been wrecked and a number of persons injured.
Lehigh Okla. near Coalgate was hit bv the same tornado
that struck the latter town. It was reported that while nono
was killed several persons were injured and extensive prop-
erty damage done.
Two Stoi 'ins A car One Town
Buffalo Mo. reported a tornado whirled ami twisted thru
the section between that place and Lebanon Mo. late Friday
carrying down farm houses and doing other damage. Another
storm was reported to have passed between Kuffalo and
Lebanon. Wires in both directions were down and no reports
of the dead or property damage were available.
The barometer at Springfield Mo. dropped .20 inch at
noon today find conditions were reported ideal for tornadoes.
Tornado Breaks Wire asTulsa Man Is
Talking With Mother at Coffeyville
At midnight Mr. Gross ngaln talked
Willi Ills mother at ( olfcyvlllo. She
lolil him Ihal I liris- Msii!e were
known dead at that time and hun-
dreds were injured. Parties are
searching the ruins of residences for
killed und vvoiindni she said.
Myers Gross "il6 West Third as-
sistant secretary-treasurer of tho Pan-
American Refining company talked
with his mother at Coffeyville Kan.
at 10:20 o'clock shortly after that
city was struck by u tornado. The
mother. Mrs. M. Si. Gross hud Just
assured her son that sho and Sirs.
Myers Gross were safe when the
storm interfered with the wire and
the connection was broken.
"I Judged from what sho said that
Five Members of One Family Killed
by Drake Storm; Teacher Saves Many
AKIMOIC. June 1. Klvo mem-
bers of the family of W. A. WIllianH.
In tho Inland town of Drake Murray
county ubotit :i:i miles northeast ot
here were killed this afternoon 111 .1
cyclone which struck tho village at
.1.1 'i p. in
Williams nnd his wife each ubou'.
GO years old their daughters Kmnia
Is and llebecca. 1.1. and son Hubert
11 were instantly killed. Another son
was seriously hurt. A younger Wil-
liams boy blind was unhurt.
I'uplls Safe III Cellar.
The fact that many school children
were not killed was due to the pres-
ence of mind of a school teacher vvh )
marshalled her pupils into a storm
Yyatt Moore driver of a I'ord serv-
tho tornado had passed" said Mr.
Gross "but she did not have time to
tell me if die knew whether anybody
was killed or what the property dam-
age In Coffeyville was before tho wnu
"She -cud the storm entered C'lffcy-
ville from 'the west dipping to the
ground Just aftf r It passed Allen hill
a large hill about three miles from
tho city) and tearing everything In
front of It to pieies. She just started
to tell 1 'hot of some of the dumage
done when the connection was
Mr. Gross tried for several hours
las' night to get unother call thru to
Coffeyville but was unsuccessful ttin
wife was visiting his mother In Cof-
feyville. Mr. Gross' conversation with his
mother at 10:20 o'clock was fully ail
hour after nil other wires into Cot-
feyville had been reported out of com.
.ce car. saw the storm approaching
and driving at top speed outraced it
to a turn sr. the road where the storm
t'eviated from the highway. Mooru
carried the news into Sulphur Mur-
ray county seat from which a rescue
party In ten automobiles went to tno
scene at 6 o'clock.
Tornado Dips Seven Times.
The roaiir.g of the tornado was
heard for six or eight miles and
many out of Its path watched lis
progress. The formation of tfe siorm
cloud Was most peculiar being de-
scribed as a perpendicular pillar
swirling nnd twisting and reaching t
n height of three miles and ended In
n greenish cloud. The storm cloud
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Lorton, Eugene. Tulsa Daily World (Tulsa, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 253, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 2, 1917, newspaper, June 2, 1917; Tulsa, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc134400/m1/1/: accessed February 24, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.