Tulsa Daily World (Tulsa, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 45, Ed. 1 Friday, November 2, 1917 Page: 1 of 14
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TOTAL FOOD PLEDGES
IN TULSA COUNTY
UP TO TODAY
Tha vital purpoia of tin t'nitcd
NtitKf food Jmi 1 1 1 ration la to kep
our allies in tha f lacht until Gormany
ia hipped. You ran hrlp by aigninf
up at a member tlila wcrk.
T7 VV JJ II II S
Oklahoma's Greatest Newtpa"" Any
TULSA OKLAHOMA FRIDAY NOVttivmrm J'X 'I!!-1'""
VOL. XIII NO. 45
PRICE 5 CENTS
RUSSIA QUITS COLD: KERENSKY
ER BURDEN OF WAR
S 1ST SHOULD
REAL SPY SCARE
Just as Frightened Over
There as We Are in the
SHE LOST HER PASSPORTS
Getting Married Under Diffi-
culties ; Insults to Stars
(Tli in in I hp fifth of I Hncn of atorlM
by Marie notiinl Brown - appearing
daily tu Tim World and dialing with a
phaaa of the tier mail war aituatinn
ntretofni-e untouched by any writer.
Mis Bruwn lived in Germany during
tht entire period of the war until forced
to leave. She returned to the I'nited
Htatra only a few weeks ago.)
By MARIK BONIXI BROWN
(Copyright I'itlabnrgh I'rena.)
Since I have been back - in
America I have heard a great
. deal about the "spy scare."
The country is supposed to be
filled with German spies. Per-
haps it is I do not know. But
I am sure no spy scare could
be worse than that which grips
Germany every minute of the
day and night. In Berlin every
place you go you can see
signs: "Beware of spies"
"Look out for spies" "Be care-
ful what you say."
A short time after the war
broke out I was walking along
Unter den Linden when the
people started running and I
was swept along until I was
on the outskirts of a mob of
thousands of people. An Eng-
lishman had been caught in
the uniform of a Red -Cross
nurse. The police had hard
work getting him out of the
hands of the people for they
were trying to tear him to
I heard of thousands of spies or al-
i leged spies being1 arrested and exe-
cuted. In Germany they do not stand
on ceremony with a spy. They simply
kill him or her without delay.
Everybody was afraid of even his
nearest relative or friend in Berlin.
No matter how well you knew a per-
son every once in a while you might
detect him or her asking you sly little
questions trying to trip you up to find
out if you were a spy. You did not
dare voire an opinion to any person
for if you did you might sleep in Jail
Regulations Very Strict.
They were very strict about the
passports too. No matter whore you
went out of the city even a neutral
CONTINUED ON PAGE FIVK.
Greek Army Will Be
Under French Command
WASHINGTON Nov. 1. The Greek
armj will go under French command
accotding to dispatches recoived today
from Athens. Generul Braquet of the
French army has been made chief of
the Greek staff and two hundred
French officers have been detailed as
instructors. The mobilization of the
Greek army is proceeding rapidly and
Open Lifeboats Shelled
AN ATLANTIC POUT Nov. 1 A
.German submarine torpedoed the
British steamship Rnst Wales of
6321 tons gros.i. off Qtieenstown on
October 14 according to a survivor
who arrived here today. One of the
two U-boats which took part In the
attack shelled the open lifeboats and
four of the crew perished and live
others were wounded.
Most all good excuses
are the worst kinds of
lies; the excuse Is an at-
tempt to whitewash our
mistake with pernicious
I would rather be kind
to all and have kindness
to me befall than to now
sorrow and pain which
will come to me again. .
If you trust your trials
as they come for the good
they bring you take from
them their sting and bit-
terness. Faith that does not end
in work is a fraud; a fel-
low cannot feast long in a
Pin your faith to fair-
ness. Only dependable
people with dependable of-
fers of either merchandise
or service are Invited to
advertise in the Classified
columns of The World-
all advertising la tho-
roughly censored to serve
the readers' Interests. -
SHALL THIS BE
THE ANSWER TO OUR WAST
Starvation Is one of Prusslanism's favorite weapons of frlghtfulness. By
starve Belgium Poland and northern France into submission to the rule
France England Russia all our allies are crying to America for food.
22000000 housewives don't save it: a bit a day of rpo.il wheat fats and
DON'T save these things -for our allies they will help Germany's starvation policy along.
HOUSEWIVES OF AMERICA DON'T BE PARTNERS OF PRUSSIANISM!
Join the Food Pledge Army the Army of Economy. This la Food Pledge week. Tou still have today and
tomorrow to sign up if you have not already dono so.
Nearly Ten Thousand Work-
men Quit Jobs; Some Stand
HOUSTON Texas Nov. 1. That
9826 oil workers left tholr posts
Thursday as a result of the strike
which went into effect Wednesday at
midnight Snd that in few of the fields
Is there any operation of importance.
is the claim made by representatives
of the oil workers.
On the other hand some of the
large operators say that many of their
men continued at work Thursday and
signified their intention to stick to
Seventeen fields in Texas and
Louisiana are affected by the strike.
The Jennings field in Louisiana
here It vns reported that the strike
ordr had been completely Ignored
lb not organized and therefore is not
concerned in this controversy accord-
ing to a statement made Thursday
night by George Slater secretary of
the Statn Federation of Labor.
"We have only organized whore a
request for a union has been made
by the men" Mr. Slater said. "Jen-
nings has never requested us to go
there so it has never been organised."
Telegraphic reports from local sec-
retaries in 17 fields were authority
for the stctement made Thursday
night by Mr. Slater that 9326 men
have walked out Of that number B2J
men were not employed In the fields
proper but were at work on various
wildcat propositions and pipe-line
The demands of the oil workers are:
Recognition of the union.
Eight hours work a day.
An increase In pay from $3.60 a
day to 4.
The authentic list of strikers fol-
lows: Texas Batson 180: Clemville 110;
Damon Mound 275; Goose Creek
2200; Humble 87K; Saratoga 209;
Sour Lake 000; Spindle Top 111.
Louisiana Shreveport 141) Edg-
erly 150; Ged 325; Gobs 475; Lent-
burg 325; Moorlngsport 470; OH
City 1100; Trees 425; Vivian 833.
In outlying fields not mentioned
above 522. -
Grand total 9326.
- Steamer Ashore.
A PACIFIC PORT Nov. 1. A large
passenger steamer went ashore tonight
Just inside a breakwater near here.
Tugs and steamers were rushed to her
assistance. It was reported that the
passengers wero in no danger and
would bs taken off at once .
Don't Be Partners of Prussianism!
and Louisiana Oil
by Union Strike
Tulsa County Army of
(By LILAH D. LINDSAY)
It seems necessary to repeat again
and again that Herbert Hoover's in-
structions are that all Ftgnatures se-
cured to the food cards in any pre-
vious effort are not to be Included in
this national campaign that he is put-
ting on at this time. Including the
dates of October 28 to November 4.
He says "This campaign will be dif-
ferent from any former campaign in
that it in the purpose and desire of
the food administration to enroll not
only the housewife but also every
man woman and child over 12 years
of age as members pledged to sup-
port the program outlined.". So please
realize dear housekeeper that even if
you have signed a card previously It
does not bind you to any greater sac-
rifice now than it did when you
signed before. As loyal Amorlcan
women we should not refuse our gov-
ernment's request to sign a dozen
cards If your government asks you.
The soldier boys in France are calling
to you . to answer to your country's
call Just to sign a card as he did to
go to France and fight in the trenches
The Sequoyah high school and
Rlverview districts were In the lead
Wednesday with Mrs. E. A. Boydell
Prof. E. V. Tubbs and Mrs. F. M. Ber-
lin as chairmen. Miss Clara Kimble
reports up to Wednesday evening
about one-half of the district chr.lr-
men had reported but much enthusi-
asm Is now being manifested and the
helpers are "getting a fine Idea of the
Sequoyah district thru Mrs. E. A
Boydell sent in a belated report of
104 signatures In addition to what she
had turned In In the afternoon to Miss
Osage district thru Mrs. Richard
W. Burkhart reports a lively Interest
in the campaign. She has hnd only one
refusal for service out of her 86 work-
ers and only one in the district who
refused to sign the card. Another
worker will call on this lady who can
oxplsln the movement more freely
and there is no doubt her signature
will be secured Osage Is doing val-
Owasso Is the first town heard from
In the county Where Superintendent
of Schools. P. E. Estill had charge.
Eighty-four names are reported.
All writers and those who have
bean In France and eye-witnesses of
conditions in Europe are telling us
OOKTIXCED OK FAGH BErtiJJ .
its own confession it is using it to
of Blood and Iron.
They cannot have It If America's
sugar. If America's housewives
DAMAGED BY TORPEDO
Finland Able to Return to
Foreign Port After
WASHINGTON Nov. 1. The trans-
port Finland was recently torpedoed
while returning to the United States
but was able to return to a foreign
port under her own steam.
The navy department received a
report of the attack and Secretary
Daniels authorized its publication. The
navy reports do not say whether there
was any loss of life or injury to the
This official announcement was au-
thorized: "The navy department has received
dispatches stating that the transport
Finland was torpedoed while return-
ing from foreign waters. The damage
to the ship was slight and she re-
turned to port under her own steam.
The Finland was under escort but no
sign of torpedo or the submarine
The Finland is one of the largest
steamers flying the American Flag.
Before going into tiie army transport
service she plied between No.w York
and European ports In the Inter-
national mercantile marine company's
service under the Bed Star and other
lines. The vessel has a gross tonnage
of 12806 and a net tonnage of 7717.
She normally carries a crew of 267
The Finland was bull'. In Philadel-
phia In 1902. Her home port is New
German Products Will
Come to United States
WASHINGTON Nov. 1. Approxi-
mately 1 4000000 worth of German
products piled upon the wharves at
Rotterdam will be permitted to move
to America. The state department has
secured from the British foreign of-
fice pertm.tslon to ship merchandise
consigned to American Importers and
paid for prior to the entrance of the
United States into the war.
Oklahoma Auto Thieves
Have Good Organization
GUTHRIE Nor. 1. An organ-
ized band of automobile thlovcs
with "fences" at Oklahoma City
Tulsa nnd iJiwton Is believed by lo-
cal officers' to be operating in Okla-
home. Officers have recovered twenty
motor cars stolen during tho last
thirty days within a radius of fifty
miles ot Guthile
ntirrwnr nnAiiimn I r -------
WAR ON U-BOATS
Half of Teuton Submarines
in Northern Waters
Sent to Bottom.
MERCHANT FLEET HURT
Reduced Fifty Per Cent by
Sinkings and Thru
ENTENTE TONNAGE INCREASE
England Making Rapid Gains
in Spite of Loss of More
Than 2500000 Tons.
LONDON Nov. 1. Hetwt.cn forty
and fifty per emit of the German sub-
marines operating in the Nortlisea
the Arctic and the Atlantic slnco the
iH H'inr.Ing of the war have been sunk
said Kr Erie Geddes first lord of the
admiralty in tho house of commons
"Wo must lay plans for a long war"
said Sir L'rlc. "I see no signs of its
being a short one."
Sir Krle wild he regretted it had not
been found possible to nrrhe nt a basis
for publication of lliillsh tonnage
losses by siitiiiiiirlnes' action without
giving Information to the enemy.
The loss of merchantmen In Octo-
ber he rnld was very slightly worso
than In September. Enemy subma-
rines wi re being sunk to an increasing
extent but the Germans wero building
them faster than they have done tilth
In September Sir Krlc continued
there was afloat on the high seas an
Increase of 20 per cent In numbers
and SO per cent In tonnuge of Brit
Ish ships as compared with April. He
announced the governmenl'i intention
of appointing an additional c'.vll lord
of the admiralty and said the atten-
tion of the first sea lord would be de-
voted wholly tu naval staff mutter.
Standard ships aggregating one mil-
lion tons had been arranged for he
said and more than half of them wore
The total net reduction of British
tonnage since the beginning of the
war was given as 2500000 tons.
Vnablo to Help Russia
Replying to the criticism that the
fleet had fiot been sent to asnl.it Rus-
sia he pointed out that such an opera-
tion would occupy considerable tlmo
and that thero were extensive nilno
Responsible naval experts wero
unanimous that the step was not one
which should be taken.
At tha present time Sir Eric in-
formed the house there are 235 dry-
docks which can be devoted to re-
pairs of merchant shipping exclusively
of those used for warships.
German Shipping Reduced Half.
A reduction of 60 per cent In Ger-
man shipping Sir Krlc continued had
been caused by the sinking of ships
or by their passing into the hands of
"All by their economy can help
the royal navy and the navies of tho
allies to defeat the submarines" Sir
In September ho continued the
royal naval air service carried out 64
raids behind the enemy lines In Fland-
ers dropping 2736 bombs.
Replying to criticism regarding the
recent loss of a Scandinavian convoy
In the North sea. Sir Krlc said had
the British navy been informed of the
attack which it was not its position
was such that it could not have wished
a better opportunity of intercepting
The Scandinavian convoy he said
had been going on since April and
this was the first occasion on which
any ship had been lost.
Slayer Leaves Estate
to Victim's Children
ST. JOSEPH Mo. Nov. 1. Charles
F. Winelnger who confessed to the
police that he murdered W tlllam C.
GooM his former business partner
last. I'rlday pleaded guilty In the crim-
inal oiurt hero today and was sen-
tenced to the penitentiary for life
and an officer will start for Jefferson
City prison with him tonight.
Before he was sentenced Winelnger
placed all his property valued at sev-
eral thousand dollars In trust for
Goold's four children.
TITI.SA Not. 1. Maimain St; minimum
81; louth wlndi and rfloir.
OKLAHOMA FORECAST FrliUy nd St-
iirday fair; ilowly rising Urcperatur.
Lord halp ni. Orar
at Prumrljht tha union
barbari mat babied
olonei d o o r a and
booated tha prlca of a
abara up to two blta
and tha prlca of a hair.
ut up to four-bin.
Oood nl(ht and food-
bya! If tn toninrlal
artlata keap on a aliava
and s haircut will ba
in iniDotalbiltty durinc
kha aama month. In
fact if aoniFthlna; In t
dona to head theaa
peopla off a ahara
haircut uiaaaasa an!
ahampoo will coat
mora thta S suit f
T voiiio T On Oi
pooo or fcTftn 1
f Ot A TOM Of WAA I
Oklahoma Officers j
j Assigned to Machine j
j Gun Training School
( Special to The World. I
LITTLE lt()t 'K Ark. Nov. 1
Fy. Lieut. Ralph II. l'rry of
thct .Utilh Infantry ami Second I
I Llt'tit. Robert 11. Stevenson of I
I the IfiL'n.l Depot hrluiidn both I
of Tulsa are among the thirty
I linn officers today assigned to I
I take tho course in machine gun I
Instruction which began this I
morning at Camp Pike. Out of
the thirty officers detailed 12 I
I nic Oklahoman. I
I Other Oklahoma officers who
will take the Instructions are: I
I Second Lieut ltnn.tlil I. Lalng of I
Kingfisher and t'lftrenre S. He- I
I gan of Oklahoma City of the de-
pot brigade Second Limits. Wil-
I llam S. Morgan of iMirant and I
I iUi-Vrd M. Tltterlnton of Stroud
I of tlie 34.rith Infantry Second I
I Lieut. Claude. Sale of Stillwater I
I and William T. I'phIiiiw of Okla- I
hoiiia City of the 340th Infantry
I Second Lieut. E. tilenn llarln of
I Enid of tlin S4"th Infantry. Firm
I Lieut. Freilei irk J. Hansen of f
I Walters Howard It. .la lie 1 1 of I
I Oiirant and Second Lieut. Wil-
I Ham J. Krek of Stillwater of the t
I 3 I Mil infantry. I
BANDITS TAKE BANK
CASHIER WITH CASH
Unmasked Robbers Loot Glen-
wood Institution; Head for
GLEN WOOD Ark. Nov. 1 Five tin-
masked men held up the bank of
Olenwood nt 1:30 this afternoon and
escaped In an automobile with 18000
and carried off the cashier K. E.
Hal I man. with them. Tho entire force
of the bank was at work when the
five men drove up In tholr car rushed
inside and covered everyone in sight
with revolvers. Taking all the cur-
rency In sight and using Mr. Mali-
man ilx a shield they backed tutu their
car and dashed away to the west tak-
ing Mr. Ilallman with them.
A posse was quickly organized and
started in pursuit in an automobile.
The bandits forced Hallman to stand
erect on the rear seat and the posse
dared not fire for fear of hitting him
while the bandits kept up a brisk
fusllade with revolvers. One Bhot re-
moved a finger of the chauffeur of the
pursuing cur. Other posses now are
The bandits appeared to be headed
for the hills Just across the state lino
Mr. Hallman called up by telephone
from Womble tonight to say that ho
was safe lie said that the bandits
released hltn after compelling him to
ride twenty miles with them. At the
same time tho bandits abandoned the
car which they had rented this morn-
ing at Amity Ark. hiring a chauffeur
to drlvo it for them. The bandits van-
ished Into the hills of western Arkan-
sas after leaving the car.
SENTENCES ARE PASSED ON
Term Baiigo From Sixty Days to
Ten Years; II. II. Mini son
Gels Ten Years.
APDMORE Nov. 1. After pushing
sentences on the draft renlHters who
entered pleas of guilty here in
the federal court Judge Ralph Camp-
bell adjourned the session today.
Following are the sentences drawn
by the defendants: Ten years H. H.
Munson H. O. Spence W. L. ltene-
fleld; six years Hoy Crane; four years
Anthony Eberle; three years Spur-
geon Estes; two years W. 11. Maxwell
Karl Potter J. H. Majors Albert Eb-
erle Ira Handy J. A. Maxwell; one
year and a day W. L. Sweatman J. B.
Douglass A. I Austin J. L. Hammett
Jr. W. O. Bunta Walter Spears; nlne
months. L. A. Smith; six months Jack
Watters. Anson Tilton A. L. Homilton
Charles Watters J. T. Ice Sam Spray
Ben Offltt J. W. Hulsey L. It. Halls;
sixty days. Coffee Harjo.
John Dagley who has been In Jail
J for two months and Is In Hi health
Those sentenced for less than a year
will be confined In the federal Jail at
Minkogoe. Those sentenced for more
than a year will be taken to Leaven-
worth Kan. United States Marshal
Enloe with deputies left here today
with the prisoners. All those who had
been released on bonds prior to the
triul will be sentenced at Muskogee
BRITISH BOMB ENEMY POSTS
Tsfhe Machine Drop I'xploslvc on
llnvarian Munitions Factories.
LONDON Nov. 1. Another suc-
cessful air raid carried out by 12
Brltlrh machines has been made on
German munitions factories Ui Ba-
varia according to an official com-
munication issued tonight. The com-
"Today another successful raid wai
catrled out In Germany. Munitions
factories at Kalserlauten (Bavaria)
were attacked by two groups of six
Vermont Lieutenant First
Pershing Man Wounded
WASHINGTON. Nov. 1. First
Lieutenant lcVere H. Harden signal
officers reserve corps was the first
American wounded after part of Gen
eral Slbotts' forces entered the
trenches in Franre last weok. General
Pershing reported to the war depart
ment today that Lieutenant Harden
rscelved a moderate shrapnel wound in
his loft leg. October 28.
Lieutenant Harden is front Burling-
ton. Vfc ..
WHERE IS BRITISH
HELP? SLAVS ASK
Mammoth Nation is Worn
Out and Discouraged by
ITALIANS FACE ABOUT
Greatest Open Battle of
War in Prospect for
Plains of Fruili.
TEUTON LOSSES ALSO HEAVY
Thirty Thousand Killed; Twa
Generals Among Slain on
PETROGRAD Nov. 1 Rus-
sia entered the war early and
she is now worn out by the
strain Premier Kerensky to-
day told the Associated Press.
He said that Russia claims as
her right that the other allies
now should shoulder the bur-
den of the war.
Premier Kerensky declared
that Russian public opinion
was agitated by the question
"Where is the British fleet
now that the German fleet is
out in the Baltic?"
The greater portion of General
Cadorna's Italian army probably now
stands on tho western bank of the
Tagllamento river in a new line of de-
fense waiting t resist the Teutonic
The advance of the enemy altho re-
markably fast was not quick enough
to envelop the Italians and put them
out of battle from the Carnlc Alps to
the head of the Adriatic sea.
The Germans and Austrlans did not
succeed In their prearranged plan of
rushing beyond the Isonso into the
Frluli valley and enveloping the Third
Italian army which occupied the
region of Gorlzla and the Carso. Altho
they broke the Italian line from
Plezxo to Tolmino the resistance of-
fered by picked Italian contingents so
delayed the southwestern march of
the enemy that tho Third army had
time tu cross the middle and southern
Isonzo in orderly retroat. The main
body of Italian forces Is Intact ready
to face the invaders in the offensive
which Is being prepared.
Italian cavalry have entered Into
action on a large scale for the first
time during th ewar. They have made
brilliant charges obstructing the ad-
vance of the enemy.
The Italians lost heavily in men and
guns captured the latest Gernmn of-
ficial communication asserting that
more than 18U.001) men and 1500 guns
were taken and also suffered terribly
from hardships due to bad weather
and lack of food as they fell back to
the Tagllamento with their rear
guards everywhere harassing the
enemy. Rut General Cadorna declares
that with the morale of his men still
splendid the success of the invaders
soon will be made valueless.
On the eastern side of the Taglla-
mento from 1'lzano to Latisana the
Teutonic allies have captured valuable
bridgehead positions from which tu
opcr-ite ugalnst the Italians. No men-
tion has been made of attempts by
the enemy to bridge the stream now
nt full freshet
Should General Cadorna choose the
Plave for the big battle that is to
come doubtless the plains of Friuli
soon will witness the greatent scene
of open warfare that has taken place
during the present hostilities. Already
the Italian cavalry has been in action
east of the Tagllamento and did
nutaMe work In harraasing the ad--vance.
According to reports from Rome
the Invaders paid heavily for their ad-
vance their dead numbering 30.000
on the Halnslza plateau including
two generals of division. -
In Palestine lirltlsh troops have
captured the town of Beersheba
southwest of Jerusalem anil mads
prisoners of 1800 Germans ond Arabs
Th'jy also took nine guns.
JAPAN UNABLE TO SEND
SOLDIERS INTO CONFLICT
TransXrtatlon ProMom Impossible;
Flot't Actively I'.ngaged In
A PACIFIC PORT. Nov. 1. Baron
Tanetaro Megata head of tho Jap-
anese financial commission that has
arrived here said today that it was
impossible for Jupan to send an army
to aid the allies on the European
"If in tho fuce of physical Impossi-
bility Japan should be foolhardy
enough to make a superhuman effort
to send troops ami If she speedily be-
came exhausted" he asked "who then
would protect the orient if Germany
I.ack of tonnage was another im-
pott int item In the baron's argument.
"Tho we have sent no troops to
Kurope" he said "we have helped in
other ways. Our navy is serving the
allied cause In the Mediterranean and
the Indian ocean and our merchant
marine is largely at the disposal of
the allies. Japanese ships do prac
tlcally all of the carrying between
Asia and Europe." .r-f
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