The Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 3, 1918 Page: 4 of 4
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THE OKLAHOMA LEADER
Hut Mir to Otter V«lli-y HoctalUt.
s. AMERINGER, Editor.
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Id DEFENSE BUB*
Hoan's Fight for Increased Rep-
resentation in Council
Question—Many Socialists In my
county feel that they should vote the
Republican ticket and wipe out the
seeming cause of (he persecution of
Socialists In the county. ^ ^ R
Lnswer For years we Socialists
ha?: heen preaching and Relieving
that there is no difference between
the two old political parties. Because
Democratic party Is the dominant
party of Oklahoma, and because
many of our people under their ad-
ministration were persecuted, mobbed
and molested In various
our members came to the belief that
the conditions could be changed by
uiI1K office the Republicans
This belief was pretty general at the
time when we were doubtful as to
whether the party ticket would be
allowed a place on the ballot. Now
since we are on the ballot. U m
thlll we should vote the ticket we
h \e placed in nomination, if we are
looking for revenge, If our tr®atm®"
t.v the present administration has
been so bad that it warrants reveng
we could easily secure the election
of the Republicans by voting for
them from top to bottom, in the state
and the counties.
However, even though the treat
nient Justifies revenge, are we sure
that we should be treated any better
I.-, another administration. We know
what election promises amount to
and they can not be trusted. We' hear
that in Republican Minnesota .10 000
fi rmers, and organizers were mobbed,
arrested and molested in the last state
campaign. We read daily of similar
cases as those in Oklahoma happen-
ing in other Republican states. \\
might remember the murder of Rob
ert Praeger in Illinois. So what as
surance have we that changes would
come under a Republican administra-
tion. It seems that we forget the old
Punch and Judy
The Socialist candidates are of the
people. They live among them and
know the conditions existing and their
cause and their cure. Thousands of
people who can not announce their
change in belief to that of ours, are
ready to vote for us. It is better to
\ote for what we want and not get it,
than to vote for what we don't want
and get it. Let us stick to the party
to a man, and vote solidly for the So-
cialist ticket in November. More than
that, let each Socialist watch after
his neighbor and see that he also does
his duty on that day.
Mayor D W. Hoan's light for larger
labor representation in the county de
fense council registered success late
Thursday, when, in its monthly meet-
ing, the body voted to increase from
4 to 13 the organized labor delegates.
Without a dissenting vote, the coun-
cil moved to Increase its membership
by addition of 9 trade unionists. Ac-
tion was on report of a committee
appointed after the August meeting,
in which Mayor Hoan protested too
few labor men were members of the
The report, recommending the
metal trades, building trades and label
trades councils, each have three mem-
bers in I be council, was presented by
Fred French, chairman, community
abor board and member the Pattern-
makers' union. Other members of
committee were Mayor Hoan, Aid. .
J Alldridge. Rev. W. F. Greenman
and Henry Rumpel. The three cen-
tral labor councils will be asked to
name representatives immediately, so
they can participate in the October
Labor's representatives in the de-
fense council at present are French.
Rumpel. Frank J. Weber, business
manager. Federated Trades council,
and Aid. William Coleman.
SEVERAL KILLED IN FOOD
RIOTS IN BRITISH INDIAN
SIMLA. India—Several persons
were killed in Calcutta and Madras
as a result of riots in those cities dur-
ing the last few days.
The riots were quelled by the police
and detachments of the Indian de-
In Calcutta there were serious dis-
turbances due to ill feeling on the
part of some sections of the Moham-
medan population. High food prices
resulted in minor disorders in Madras.
Looting accompanied the rioting in
The comrades throughout the state
are falling in behind The Oklahoma
Leader weekly loyally, and giving the
circulation the best kind of boosts.
We have now 500 readers and with
1,000 the paper will be on a paying
basis. As soon as it is, it will be im-
proved in several respects. You can
watch for an added Improvement next
week Mail all subscriptions to S.
Ameringer. 764 17th St., Milwaukee,
j w. Shaw, one of the leading So-
cialists of Johnson county, answers
the appeal to build up The Oklahoma
Leader by rounding up 10 subscrip-
tions, and 'closes his letter with a
promise of more.
A. U. Kareh, Warner, Okla., added
two subscriptions to the list. Every
little bit counts.
(>ne Atoka county Socialist sends in
his subscription and asks the price to
send 500 papers to that many ad-
dresses for four weeks. We will do
it at cost.
The owner of a plot of ground in
western Montana discovered on his
property a well which emitted a con-
stant current of cold air which in
hottest summer was at about 35 de-
grees Fahrenheit, the temperature of
scientifically regulated refrigerators.
With a business eye to economizing
in ice, he decided to build a house
in such a position that the well would I
be at the side of the kitchen in a I
built-in addition. In this addition he
afterward placed shelves and recep-
tacles for storing perishable goods.
His next step was to build a store
near by, with an underground pipe
connecting the well with a room in
the basement of the store. Here he
planned to keep perishable merchan-
dise. The pipe led up into the store,
also. It was provided with a damper
so that it could lie opened or shut
in order to regulate the temperature
of the room. In this way electric cur-
rent for operating fans in hot weather
At the opening in the pipe the force
of air current is sufficient to sweep a
man's hat from his head. No satis-
factory explanation of the current has
been found. In winter the air is
warmer than the outside atmosphere
and prevents the stored articles from
it would lie a good idea to explore
this remarkable we'll and see if it does
not lead to a larger cave in the bowels
of the earth.—Popular Science Month-
WHO THROWS AWAY HIS VOTE?
No"ou do not throw away your vote when you vote the Social,^
tiCkYou threw away your vote when you vote
The Republican and \hey are run in the in-
tion of the present system, which robs you. ^
tere"f°^e^trCbUcan or Democratic ticket you help to
strengthen and perpetuate the rule of your enemies, so that they can
continue to rob you.
Your ballot is a strong and heavy club.
If you vote the Republican or Democratic ticket you hand that
Cub over to the capitalist class, saying, "Please smash me over the
head with that!"
And they smash you, all right.
If you vote the Socialist ticket you strengthen and build up the
party which is destined to emancipate you.
The only way you can avoid throwing away your vote is by voting
the Socialist ticket. hasten the dav
The only way in which you can maw
of your deliverance is by voting the Socialist ticket.
1 To vote any other ticket is to vote to make your chams thicker.
Socialism is not a far-off dream. If you have that erroneous
notion in your head the sooner you get it out the better.
Socialism is the next step.
This is demonstrated by the great and constant increase in the
Socialist vote all over the civilized world.
The Socialist vote of the United States has increased from nothing
to nearly a million.
In 1870. the total Socialist vote of the world tvas, in rounu num-
bers, thirty thousand.
In 1880. it was four hundred and thirty-eight thousan .
In 1890, it was one million six hundred thousand.
In 1900, it was four million six hundred thousand.
In 1910, it was about ten million.
No, Socialism is not a far-off dream.
The Oklahoma State Suffrage cam-
paign committee, through its war
service committee. Mrs. Joseph Mey-
er. chairman, is offering its organiza-
tion for use in the fourth Liberty
I.oan campaign. Many of the -ountj
suffrage speakers will be at the call
of the state loan committee. The
state stiff r ge committee has also of-
ft red its booth at the state fair to the
committee having in charge the
smokes for soldiers' fund. In their
entire campaign the suffragists ha\e
subordinated their work to the call
tor patriotic service. Instead of mak-
ing street corner speeches, they ar<>
rolling Red Cross bandages. Instead
uf making a house to house canvass
of the voters, they are assisting In
food conservation work. They ire
trusting that the men of Oklahoma,
whom they would have reached
through speaking and canvassing, will
appreciate this fact and remember
tn vote for the suffrage amendment
on Nov. 5.
•Why the Editor of The Herald
Wants Suffrage" is the headline of in
interesting editorial in The Beaver
Herald and the answer is given In
these words, "Because 1 am a free-
•liorn American citizen." There is
plenty of good strong logic in behalf
of the suffrage amendment, the editor
says: "First and greatest of all being
that old and very good reason for
which our forefathers fought taxa-
tion without representation. Then to
say nothing of their volunteer service
in War work, in the Red t'ross, Y M.
t- A and V. W. C. A.. Liberty loans,
stamp drives, and war funds of all
kinds, they are expected and required,
equally with the men, to invest in
bonds, stamps, etc., and it is right that
they should. If their citizenship i«
recognized in all these channels, why
not recognize it at the ballot box1'
Writing to his sister. Mrs, N'ttck
Hunt of Shawnee, Okln., Eugene
Howard of Austin, Tex., says of the
primary election this year, the first in
which the women of Texas were per-
mitted to vote, "We are going to have
the cleanest state In the union now.
and candidates will learn in a hurry
884 SICK AND WOUNDED
LANDED IN U. S.
The I'nited States contains a people
which has been recruited in the main
from Europe. Today some millions
of Americans, most of whom ha\e
ever seen Europe, are returning thith-
er to fight for the cause of the allies.
Many will lay down their lives. A few i
may find new homes in the old world.
Hut most will come back again, bring- 1
ing with them thousands of comrades,
who. having been informed about
America, will wish to settle here. I
am told that of the Australian troops
40.000 have chosen British wives,
many of whom have sailed for the
commonwealth in advance of their
husbands. American soldiers also
may marry European girls, who will
set forth across the Atlantic to build
up homes. Most of these girls are
likely to he British, but in any event
each state and each city in the union
will have in its midst a new type of
citizen, young, with many years of ac-
tivity ahead, and with special memo-
ries—a special experience for mental
background.—P. W. Wilson in The
The war department authorizes the
following statement from the office of
During the week ended Sept. 13. the
number of sick and wounded landed
in the I'nited States from the Ameri-
can expeditionary forces was 884. For
the week ended Sept. 6. the number
was 447. These men were sent to the
various army hospitals, where facili-
ties for treatment and physical recon-
struction have been provided.
that they must come out with spot-
less character and live strictly to it.
if they w int to lie elected in Texas.
Voters are learning to have a won-
derful respect and hi«h opinion of our
new citizens—the ladies. It might be i
interesting to you also to know how
well the ladles knew their candidates. ,
They had all organized and studied
the ticket from beginning to end an i j
most of them knew just how they j
wanted to vote before going to the j
polls, even though the ticket was a |
long one. They voted just as quickly j
as the men. I helped hold the elec- I
t ion at our box and everything was j
quiet and orderly all the time and the
ladies did not seem to be in the least
timid about coming to the polls. Thfc
entire election was a landslide for the j
moral element and undoubtedly
means the dawning of a new era in
Women readers of this paper are
, ued to till out the following coupon
and mall to the state suffrage head-
I,natters. Terminal Bldg., Oklahoma
TO THE VOTERS OF
I, the undersigned ^woman of vot-
ing age. petition you to vote in favor
of woman suffrage, Nov. 5, 1 18.
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764 17th St. Milwaukee, Wis.
Declares Creation of Truly
Democratic Government Na-
tion's Only Salvation.
AMSTERDAM—A dark picture of
Germany's position as the result of
Bulgaria's defection is drawn by the
official organ of the German Socialist
The paper sees the possibility of
Austria-Hungary and Turkey follow-
ing Bulgaria's example.
In an immediate creation of a truly
democratic German government, Vor-
waterts sees the only salvation of the
empire from utter defeat, invasion
The fact that the article was per-
mitted to be published and that
excerpts were allowed to be sent be-
yond the German borders is regarded
here as extremely significant.
SEES GERMANY FIGHTING ALONE
The article follows:
" Wre must today consider the fol-
lowing situation as possible: Bulgaria
deserts the quadruple alliance and
makes peace with the entente. Aus-
tria-Hungary and Turkey join in this
step. We lose our influence in Poland
and the Ukraine. Our southwest arm
reaches no farther than Bodenbach
(in Bohemia, near the Saxon fron-
"Then the German people stand
alone against France, Britain and |
America and are lighting with their I
backs to the wall.
"Before our eyes the picture grows:
German soldiers are discouraged. The
west front breaks. The enemy streams
into Germany. German towns are en-
veloped in smoke and flame. Re-
treating army and another army, that
of fugitives from the invaded regions,
roll eastward. The stream overfloods
the towns; spreads depression. There
is no food and no coal. Industry is
stagnant. Hundreds of thousands
WARNS GERMAN RULERS.
"Bloody attempts are made to
crush revolutionary outbreaks. The
war is inside instead of outside the
German frontiers. Death everywhere.
"The government no longer has
strength of resistance. It concedes
all the enemy demands.
"Even this hell would have bright
spots. For much would go to' the
devil that we Social Democrats have
long wished would go there.
"But we do not want to pay this
price when our wants can be satisfied
much more cheaply.
"It is now not a question of con-
quests, but of obtaining peace with-
out disorder and unbearable burdens.
"The governments must do every-
thing possible to come to the confer-
ence table as speedily as possible witiA
its allies. But it must be a demo*
cratic GeVman government."
Concluding. Vorwaerts appeals to
the German rulers "to do their duty
and realize that the people must be
"MOST SERIOUS HOUR STRUCK^
AMSTERDAM — "Germany's most
serious hour seems to have struck,'
declares The Lokal Anzeiger of Ber-
lin in discussing the Bulgarian ques-
The Frankfort Zeitung says:
"It is useless to gloss over this
news, and we are not quite sure
whether it would not be useful to
attach considerable importance to the
semi-official attempts to veil the
threatening secession of Bulgaria or
raise any hopes."
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