Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 39, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 29, 1920 Page: 3 of 8
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The Dropping Price*.
No Compromise for Home.
The Government Job.
All tang for Fence.
1 Y AHTHl H UttlSBASK
Prices drop in all directions,
sugar, automobiles, cotton goods,
beef AND l^ADOH.
The drop is not due to any man a
desire to make llvlnpr cheaper. No
one man. no doicn can Influence
prices on a big scale.
Prices are dropping because the
supply exceeds the buying capacity.
The brick manufacturers, that
ought to bo in Jail, offer to cut their
prices to $17. from *35. If they can
escape prosecution for conspiracy
to rob the public.
There should be no compromise
with these highwaymen, for they
and other thieves associated with
them in building material profiteer-
ing are responsible for the fact that
there has been no building, antl re-
sponsible for the consequent lack of
Whatever intelligence there may
be in government* it does not make
itself offensively conspicuous j
should deal with the Important prob- I
lem. expressed as follows: ;
How can employment be supplied
for those Milling t<> w"rk as the de-
mat..! from private enterprise Brows j
less! The dullest mind must Have
learned from this war that govern.
ment cannot permit wholesale lack
of employment nu.l the unrest horn
A day's work is worth a day s
pay. in good limes and in had times,
and there should be no more,
bread lines and no soup kitchens.
The nation needs work always, it j
is ALWAYS BEHIND, with roads, ]
canals, irrigation and drainage. The
government is always ready to take
men into the fighting army and
navy, treating and paying then.
well to do productive work. It
should organize an industrial army,
welcome men there, at fair wages,
when work Is not to be had else- |
Not all admit that, every man
entitled to a living. But it is wise
to see to It that he gets it, If he Is
willing to work for it. regardless of
his exact RIGHT. It Is easier and
more comfortable for government
to handle great groups of workers j
than to handle great mobs.
Make your plans now to find j
■work for the unemployed.
Englishmen are borrowing at "Vi j
per cent to pay income tax. n new 1
and unpleasant sensation for them.
The coal strike, hanging like a
black cloud over British industry j
and the English Stock Exchange, j
may begin at any mofnent. In this ,
rountry a man who wantu money to j
build p factory and hire men must ,
pay higher interest than his friends
who want money to gamble in
stocks. Is that "constructive, patri-
Newest Wall street bomb theory
brings 1 rf a "junk dealer hired to
deliver two hundred pounds of dyna-
mite In his Junk wagon, containing I
a lot of scrap iron. Collision with
automobile caused dynamite to ex- i
plode, and the scrap iron did the
Tf any one of the great powder
companies were found responsible,
it would have to stand suit for at
least twenty millions, therefore no
information will be volunteered in-
volving such a responsibility.
Detectives have made no head-
way and for a solution the public
will have to wait, it may be for
years and it may be forever. One
interesting fact develops. It is the
business of nobody In particular to
protect crowds from recklcss hand-
ling of explosives.
The Italian General Alfonso
Fusco, aged fi3, has entered the
priesthood, to end his lite in kind-
ness and good works. In San
Francisco h man aged 90, having
passed counterfeit money, says he
did it hoping he would be put In
jail, where he would be treated
Charles the Fifth, greatest ruler
of Europe, except Charlemagne and
' Napoleon, reared to a monastery In
his old age, tired of power.
To age and time all men look
alike, General or beggar or king,
the world tires them, and they long
for the grave's peace, even before
The Reign of Autumn
By NELL BR1NKLEY
Winning West Virginia
BY PAUL HANNA
staff Correspondent, Federated PrtM
Armv Enlistments Swell With ™
; SK s «... industrial Depression and
u 11 < > 111
LEGAL TANGLE OVER
OUSTED ASSEMBLY MEN?
By Federated PreM.
NEW YORK. Sept. 29.—Legality
of the ouster proceedings against
the five Socialist assemblyman has
I been questioned by Willlan* F.
Schneider, clerk of New York
Vii |*Kue lor Vtnericun
I.e. bo r.
Organizing: Its Difficulties and Penalties.
Schneider declare* that under the
election law no person can l> sworn
into an elective office unless he ran,
present a certificate of "lt<tlon.
i - The None <>f th< flv* raen ha<l ™r-
# «#« «(•* •■«#• W ASH ING OT • ' 1 * . tlflcates when they tamo to Albany
WILLWMSQK. W. Vh.-Two Polish families are among
Americana descended'from the oldest colonial .between STJSi
black Americans whose wweitprs cap* Hi on sptelfti mvlUttonB, , lnI11(1>M1,.n, and armj enlistments when jt waa discovered that mi
II oxneiises Divnaid, from Africa. has always been recognized by m II- . HtiH Mnblymen leading t-.c fight
a" *n all this that same, racial/ p««nUKe hoWs«oj| I
Foreigners are as rare as pro-union mine owners. In num rs unil accepted .r.<
the whites and blacks are almost equally divided. In militant liial
devotion to the union each race strives to excel the other.
u«t il^h"iIlr.l\' mVthTt'i. Utile wh .lead and left him iylnc In the
— 'n ;r:.—;nan.i ail?
"I,... w.is av"I'" J , j),, afririatlon with n great natii.ni.1 body
Ut ™ull .3152 ISrimllTdlLwd of 600,000 miners. whone. .nor.1 nnd j thins mor
lut A I > i II 11 All • as follow I
April 7,741) 7.108
May 8.863 8.015
.lune 11,711) 10.601
Jul) 15.841 11,SSI
August i . . 19,247 16,016
This rapid growth of enlistments
is i t .unit d hero as Indicating some-
than the normal post-
against the Socialists bed
KOtten their certificates.
It is thought possible thai
entire issue will have to be
ii a Uli, imner nwn., . JB-*,,. . ,.r nirth Ih behind tie | war Increase of unemployment. yu-
an.! with only one eye saved frou , rlvlliiatlon lentlon is drawn to the fact that
.nine explosion years ago. ,i riio« Went \l.-ii.ia l.eavy Immigration Into the I nit >i
• You know the llal.lwin gunmen 10 J lleaUeOowoll eo.rn- i stales from Kurnpe. interrupted by
haie a dea.l line around that place. ba t of Mil go II 1 the war. as not fully resumed until
the black man was told, "but some y, a atronghold or I (, t ,.(M s|)rtllR, and that il baa grown
one must ko in there right away. Lan 1 tytanny. A local . . . .lurino tbn Hiune months
0. K. Shoe Hospital
:t07 N. lloblnson.
Work failed for
itnd delivered free.
„ | by marrlase to reactionary mine
7'"? °'= i°ir^:zrin ^
the road .. ... \n- White. Workers. Williamson. est \ e. In-
Today I saw „„ne phot-vtrapha ... aid. unj°b
a black organiaset* whom the op-
erators' thuKs had caught at
11 in head and arms were covered w in
bandaccs. conceallm; the wounds in-
flicted by clubs and blackjacks be-
fore the "detectives" decided the man
... .olumo during the same montlu
which register Increasingly heavy
enlistments in the army.
The war department anticipates
that the double pressure of slacken-
ing industry and the influx ot un-
i.ruanlzed Immigrant labor will pro-
vide an abundance of army recruits
from the ranks or the unskilled
L. G. WARNKE CO.
Buy of the makers.
Rubber and Steel Stamps, Sten-
cils. Seals. Stamp Supplies, etc.
:W0 W. Main Walnut <11611
The first representative confer-
ence of women agriculturists o' the
•ast will be held at Massachusetts
303 N. Broadway
Autumn's here-that many-hued <
fruits of the earth lie ready to man
taking. When there's a romantic haze in the air and j
the crickets and katydids sing o'nights of the depart. ..a'
ftsonwhen the glory of Summer. But of course the ardent lover
When Kep/nonc 0( thl8. AH he sees Is bis loved one eharm- ,
. hand for th.- ,n , enaconce.l in the arms of a tree, nnd he sure | Mangold,
his own arms could fill the bl^Nb®^r'BRINKLEY.
Convention Faces Dual Men-
ace In Employers' 'O.B.U.
by maud mogrbbry. •
;tHff t'orres|Miudeiit. 1'ederHted Press.
ItOt'HBSTBR, N. Y., Sept. 29-
That the sixteenth annual conven-
tion of the International Association
of Machinists and Helpers now in
session here will be a stormy one Is
indicated by resolutions asking for aynumii
and opposing changes in the form t|on 0f pow
land policies of the organization.
nno i^f the C
I Already, at the end of the fr
| day. the delegates are spilt Into two
distinct camps; one demanding that
the form of organization be changed
from the present craft form to one
embracing a larger field and taking
in all metal trades workers—one big
union or metal workers- and the
other wishing to preserve the pres-
ent form and protesting against any-
thing that will tend to change it.
The insurgent minority, led by .lac
I-rledrlck. Milwaukee; Harry
Detroit; A. W. Julian.
Minneapolis; urges the formation ot
the Metal Trades union to meet not
only the one big union organization
organizer, ami to it was pinned
note which read: "And if any more
agitators come into McDowell coun
ty this is what they w ill get."
More Suppression routing.
Thai same local merchant told mo. ull, nr mMll Hl iM;
the square deal enjoyed by union | Agricultural College nex
I men under the law In Mingo county I
will not last beyond election day. 1 |
asked for an explanation.
: "You can talk all you want about
law and order," he replied, "but 1 can i
toll you the union Is going to be
i suppressed. Here's how it works. |
I We had a lot of old stock here that
we couldn't get rid of, so I shipped
It over to Logan and went along th< i
streets with two boys distributing
handbills announcing a special sale.
Within five minutes the sheriff
comes up and grabs n\e. Then he i
read the handbill, and smiled.
'That's all right.' he #aid, *11
thought you were getting up a union
•eting. If it's* just a sale of goods
you can go into any of the camps
and scatter your hills around.' If 1
had been a union organizer he would
have clouted me over the head and
shipped nte out In a box. That's the
way they handle em in Logan and
McDowell, and they will do It that
way here after election, law or no I
The dynamiting and total destruc- ,
plant near here is
j. A. WATSON
•1.1 MIIIM- SM> IIIVIIM.
11 Harrison Avenue
Phone Walnut 1958
Where Eating's a Joy-
It. & B. CAFE
111 N. Broadway
CRYSTAL CAFE Ro
. — >n. ] one „/ u,,, outrages by _
at the end of the fourth whictf startled the newspaper read
■ rs of ihe land and paved the way for |
a enll for federal troops. After -.
little dotective work of his own,
Sheriff Blankenship arrested Iwol
night watchmen who have signed j
written confessions that they were
engaged by the owners to blow up :
I the plant.
"George," said a mine boss lo :.
young fellow will, wire and baby
whom I met at the ten! town at
Nolans, "vo.1 got no business in this
| atrlke. You were In the army and
fought in France and you ouiiht to
• Yes, 1 did fight in France, an-
swered George. "That's why I m in
this fight, and that's why I mean to
stay in it till we get a little justice
and freedom from you all."
(The final instalment will
Salaries $90 to $125
A Month to Start With
A\tl OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADVANCEMENT UNLIMITED t"
voun* people who are properly trained In the f" da®ental of bu£
ness SHORTHAND. TYPEWRITING. N1
ING. BUSINESS LETTER WRITING, SALESMANSHIP. LI
DAY AND NIGHT SCHOOL
We have a special proposition lo offer reader,
out and bring or mail It to us with your name
of this ad. Cut
Felix M. Warburg seeks to keep
Jewish immigration here "within
reasonable limits." What are rea-
The business and industry of this
country would be greatly benefited
by the arrival of five million more
Jews. First, they work for their
money and when they have it. they
put it to real work, in new enter-
prises. They are not content to
sit and do nothln:: with their money
out at interest.
.Jerusalem is regulating Im-
migration. 'lo go there you must
have a passport appro\ed by Eng-
Need Troops for Union Bust-
ing So Use Propaganda to
BY PAUL HANNA '
Staff Correspondent, Federated I'lf**.
WASHINGTON. West Virginia
mine owners have acted quickly to
overcome the complaint of Mingo.
county miners against the anti-Jabor
conduct of federal troops in that d<s-
The detailed charges against .•«!-
eral troops made by Fred Mooijcy.
district president of the 1 aited Mine
vol I.crs, was printed in Federated
Press newspapers on September 14.
That same afternoon the following
• news" dispatches was sent out from
( harleston, W. Va., and widely print- |
i ed In the capitalistic press:
A reign of terror and lawlessness :
a Uli prevails in the Williamson and
Pocahoi.tas coal fields, according to
re pons silling through from various
sources and reaching here today."
Then, under a sub-heading insert-
ed by the Washington Times, which
reads "Troops Badly Needed," the
"Activities of gun wielders are at
present confined to back woods, wi!*i
1 every possibility of becoming M- re
general should any attempt be made
, tr remove the UniU • Stgtes ooldiers
stationed in that -.iJirici. < onci-
! tions are such thai snould tiie troops
be removed a wave of ciinje A'ould
be let loose, according to reports
The above dispatch is m perfect
example oi the ' news composed i:i
the oillces of the West Virginia nunc
owners and handed to subservient
press associations to send over the indictment of the ITederal t^^a lrn l llLo^aZn.Hbur..'" o'to ^''ee' the In-
country., Not a sinpie name, place. • Mingo county. He stated however be, m„(le ,u.al organi/.a-
dale or Incident is .lted in the dis- 'hat .ml th-u no coin- 'Hons to which machinists are cligl-
patch to Justify the sensational le- teen made to him and that no c 1,^ ^ (.h(in#[ln!. con,|ltions in In-
port, which, in tl.e Was'.iugi ... plaint h" . .. .. . ... workers dustrv demand and the life of the .)rlnte(i |n Thursday's Lender.
TimM. hears big-type headlines th:i. UwIb. of the .nlted Mine Wo.ke.s, ;««hin)(i|i(. depen,l9 „p0n
read: "West Virginia Miners Revolt oi 05 anyorn eise. breaking away from the craft form of
Grows. Reign of Terror and Law Wonder It HtnMed/ organiwttlon, they declare.
lessness Threatens to Become Gen- ^ a f(>w peoplo havo 1PKUrded ! The insurgents are well organized
eral. • . rumnion a thlnu to ap- and prepared to make a fight. Ires-
It is a truism of t." X to their exalted 1 -rsom. v ent indications are that they will be
tlnia situation that the mine ovwi« 1, ply to tneir exai ,iGfeated in so far as obtaining in-
nmst have X','"!1 or WeUe"Sow! mTgnatoi of the Mississippi "nubble, i dorsement of their plans In their en-
edge" defeat ami consent to coHec- who* was' in the habit of adding td | tirety. Even the tnos, conservative
Private Business College
•_'fl!l w>mcr ltl.lt;., Corner Main and Harvey. olllal.i.nin f lij.
tlve bargaining. his ne.fnme.l .e...
Secretary oi War linker today re- of 100 eggs, some
fused to comment on Fred Mooney s iue.
veal broth and
Barrel of Fun" at Fair
Proves Its Right to Name
land. And you munt pro\e lhat you
have money enough to last a year
The mere fact that you want to d.e
in Jerusalem won; d i.
Bir Herbert L. Bamuci. who ruiei
Jerusalem fov Dngl.ind, cou.d pu
I anybody eti; v. th n fi\ e years o;
hie arrival. II is no c.mpie prob-
lem to main is in order in a land
where sixty thousand Jews live pur-
rounded by five hundred thousand
The "Barrel of Pun" is the title of lessen the enjoyment of It l.ik
o, iU. attractions in the ^v-r the Kalis" It Is a novelty, and th
t ortham shows that are now at the
itir. Among showmen it is known .H declar
••u 1miik*li i ( orv." and among tilings that will delight th
.i0,v„ates, however, admit thut the
presence of the insurgent, radical
element in the. convention will force
i some forward steps on the part of
"You've got to hand It to those
reds," said one delegate. "They're
crazy to think they can get their
propositions through, but they keep
the rest of us from falling asleep
and getting into a rut."
Some of the delegates who came
here to support the administration,
which is opposed to changing now
from a craft union, are visibly wor-
ried over the attitude taken by the
local papers. The capitalist press
hero la attacking the insurgents,
branding them as I. W. W.'s and
"There must be some good in those
t'ellows or the capitalist press
wouldn't be damning them." I heard
a delegate argue.
i'evrral resolutions relating to th
constitutional provision that on I.
white machinists may belong to th
; association also indicate that ther
I * iii !: > a fl^ht on this issue.
Other resolutions ask that the < on
! sc. uti.e ie, ms of officers bp limited
1 thnt the delegates to the American
Federation of Labor work for the
«taction of officers of the A. F. of L
referendum vote; the establish
he association of co-op-
stores and factories to inanu-
tools and working clothe:
apparently growing resent
rank and flic of all la-
itlons against autoc
rule of International officer
evidenced in resolutions deel
that the morale of the workers and
their spirit Is often broken wh<
off iters call off strikes and d
,■ a-.u-acilons quickly an- man.llng thai w..h action lie l«fi
•larence A. Woritam. who a referendum vole of the wo.ke
ri lo have an affinity for affected.
muse- The gfowing ..wakening of the
ment 1 :
its right to the ment-seeklng public.
On one afternoon the
'un" is one of tiie the Oklahoma Btate Indus
ie shows this sea- for (Vrls were guests ..
„Jlkers to the need of more labor
girls from papers Is exprcs. ed In many resolu-
riai linn..- Hons asking that tl.e present, month
i.-,-,. i c l\ official publication bo changed t
are many other new
j promoted by th
of the iaughs
w ould be to
tractions on th
h tired but h
ger of the Wortham a
w all the
t midway, and
ppy lo. afle
of excitement and
Linie Gorman of Brooklyr
; the distinction of being the only
nan delegate. Bh* is a specialist
i Brooklyn machin
Don't fail to visit our stoi-e
.roods is a siglit
We bid you a hearty welcome.
before you leave the city.
Our complete stock of Army and wavy
worth coming miles to see.
OUR PRICES ARE REASONABLE
you Ket Roods that arc serviceable—mementos of the great
When yon buy here,
cal souvenirs of the Oklahoma State Kair.
"Everything for the Camper am! tin
thin 11 ho II orks.
O. 1). Army Blankets
Khaki and O. I). Breeches
Khaki and O. 1). Shirts
Cotton & W ool Unclerwea
Shoes and Hat
Courteous treatment and eliicient service ; t either of our stores.
Anderson Bros. Army and Nevy -Q*or
. . /v.-i 4 II/AVI t r'll
:>,! I Third St.
J(I2-2III W. (iiand
Ave.—OKI.AHOM \ CITY
Cor. Robinson and (iiand
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