Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 50, Ed. 1 Tuesday, October 12, 1920 Page: 8 of 8
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Successor to The Oklahoma Leader (weekly).
Published every day except Sunday by The Oklahoma Leader Ctk.
Edwin NewdlcV .Mwia«lng Edltol
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dont LET THE WOMEN GO WRONG
If, hehe and there, a woman wtio has been blessed with
advantages goes wrong—goes into the republican or the dem-
ocratic party—you can see the need of educating the woman
who has been deprived of advantages.
The average woman has had to work hard all her !i£e.
She has not had a chance to study economics, nor to become
familiar with public affairs.
Consequently, she may be slow to connect high prices,
low wages, cramped circumstances, bad housing, child slav-
ery, infant mortality, adulterated food, shoddy clothing, in-
dustrial accidents,, and other evils, with politics.
She may not know that these and the other social evils
exist because the republican and democratic parties have been
allowed to rule the country in the interest of industrial and
financial vampires who suck the substance out of the common
She may not know that the Socialist party must be put
in power—in state and nation as well as locally—in order to
abolish these evils and bring universal prosperity, health and
Accordingly, she may be listless about voting.
JIMMY AND HIS WAR BRIDE
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Talk to the women of your family and your acquaint-
ances about it. Show them the necessity of their voting next
month—and of their voting right.
To He Continued.
He used to get three bucks a day
About ten years ago;
i PPin. n ivinitw And Btrange it may see today
AI U M1* He saved a little dough.
Where can a man buy a cap for his | But strive at present as he may
He can't makt^ both ends meet,
Or a key for a lock ol his hair?
And are his eyes an vcudemy.
Because there are pupils there?
The United States Census Bureau has just issued a state-
ment that gives us an interesting glimpse of ourselves.
These figures indicate some pretty clean-cut facts: „„„„
(1) The country's growth in population has been slowing inThTcrowtTof his head what kerns
down. It was only 15 per cent during this past decade as com- "re found?
pared with about 20 per cent during each of the two preceding W|joIlt™vel* tlie brldge of hls
decades. The present population is about 105.8 millions as com-1 Do(!8notBhe Coif of his leg become
pared with 92.0 millions in 1910—an increase of 13.8 millions.
(2) The bulk of this decade's growth (nine-tenths of it)
was in the cities—in centers of 2,500 or more.
(3) The increase in the urban population was just about
the name as in the preceding decade—about 12 millions.
(4) The urban population, for the first time in our his-
tory, is now greater than the rural. Thirty years ago—in 1890
—it formed only 36.1 per cent of the total; it went to -10.5 in
1900, to 46.3 in 1910, and is 51.8 today.
(5) The rural population has practically stood still. Where Till: PKoni.EJl IT PRESENT,
there were 100 country folks in 1910, there are now only 103. "Do people in society tulk about
The center of population, as announced by the Census (>n* a"other?". ,. ,
Bureau some months ago, has moved eastward since 1910. Un- wl(1 "Mls" ■•ThoyTeein "to
til this decade it had been moving steadily westward. be letting .me another alone and
In a word, the crowded places are more crowded while talking about their pervants."—
the lonely ones continue lonely. washington star.
hungry at times
And devour the corn on his toes?
Can the crook of his elbow be sent
Where's the shade from the palm
of his hand?
How does he sharpen his shoulder
I'm hanged If I understand.
—American Lcg^pn Weekly.
"What's the matter with Cox?" they
j And loud the answer i ngs'
Members of fraternal benefit societies in Oklahoma arc "The League of Nations, wilson.
interested in the outcome of a referendum which, if adopted, | And several other things!"
will permit members of such organizations living in the state Tennyson j. Daft in k. c. star.
to write juvenile insurance for minor children, and permit SIZING HIM it.
beneficiary societies to write more than one form of insurance. "D? y° ever drink to excess
, ... , asked the girl, father.
The amendment is being supported by the fraternal con- «j never touch liquor of any kind, I wet? "qu«Xned"hl. mother
gress of the state of Oklahoma comprising the beneficiary so- 9lr -W..11 ;
The profiteer stands in the way,
His game he cannot beat.
A Sunduy lid for which he used
To pay three iron men
He cannot purchase anywhere
A penny under teu.
The pair of shoes he bought for three
Has skidded up to nine;
It even coats him fifteen cents
To get a decent shine.
A suit once sold for twenty-two
Is now marked forty-four;
All other goods have aeroplaned
Around a clothing store.
Eggs eighty cents a dozen now
That used to be a dime.
And sugar's gone to twenty vents,
It simply is a crime.
Meanwhile the greedy profiteer
Grows bolder every day;
Nor does It seem to worry him
What people think, or say.
And so it goes, the workingman
Has got to be the "goat."
And yet he has the remedy
To change it all—the vote.
—Thomas H. West in Kansas City
More Truth Than Poetry
By James J. Montague
(Copyright 1020 The Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
THE SOONER THE BETTER.
David had spent several days at
Atlantic City and his id< a of a large
body of water was just that—At-
lantic City. One day he came in
from play with shoes and socks
"Why, David! How dlil you get so
in 'Lantic City."
said he "I stepped
cieties of the state. This referendum will be known on the **j ^q ^smoke, i have never had |
ballot as referendum petition No. 38, state question No. 111. •' £l*"rrorlil j'is*™tte ,n my mouth."
The insurance of members by fraternal organizations is a •'Nev,.rB i do not knew one card
form of co-operative activity of great value. The commercial from another."
... . , ,. . _ "I suppose you swear Kometlmes'*"
insurance organizations charge outrageously for insurance. NOi B)r An oath has never
The government insurance of soldiers ran twenty-five to fifty passed my lips
per cent cheaper than ordinary commercial insurance in spite sti^o^'candy"^^'™.* —
of the extremely hig hhazard on men actively engaged in war- Pittsburg chronicle Telegraph.
- 118 hard to write on Russian
fare. * UlSlllN'ti. j questions, because I can't get no
Even the so-called "mutual" companies are practically as , "Well, how are things in this!suggestions on how to pull a good
ut . , .. neighborhood?" inquired a D&ssinx 'rhyme off with names like Twist-
high in their rates as the stock companies although the former Granger. yourtouguemostoff. They sure can !
divide all their "profits" in dividends to policy holders. The "Llvaly," replied Farmer Field, [make Invaders,dance with such re-
trnuhlp U that thev m-ikp ver£ little nrofit ThP nrofit is 'Llvel'i "" 1 ever knew 'em to be In serves or consonants. But tbe'i
trouDie is tnai tney mane very nuie prom. ine proni is mj, r(,c()|le(.tlon Thp Hon,.. ar(, they might not be such growls if
made by banks organized by persons allied with thos in con- running for office and the farmers they were crossed with Spanish
trol of the insurance companies and getting use of their funds j _'°r. t,1'eLr '.° k?.ep ■ Hf.r.6'™ ^nd i tl'i0U|j!! 'hclrr to"K"'
r 00 from being bored to death by em. — puts me to bed, there are some
at a low rate of interest. Country Gentleman. things that muBt be said.
When e'er I hear a bachelor
Of thirty or above,
Express his utter loathing for
The malady called love,
And vow with an expression grim
That'not a Jane extant
Can throw the halter over him,
I say, "The deuce she can't."
A kid of twenty-two can .flirt
And run away again,
He's half in love with every skirt
That sweeps into his ken.
But just as he begins to sigh
For Gladys or for Rose,
Comes Amaryllis dancing by,
And off for her he goes.
But on attaining thirty years,
He well may take alarm
When any pretty girl appears
And pats him on the arm;
For if she's marked him for her own,
Though she be fat or slim,
In vain it is to writhe or moan,
The jig is up for him.
Best fall in love at twenty-two
When you can pick and choose,
And when it matters n aft to you
If you should win . or lose.
For after thirty you will fall
For some determined dame
\And though she's not your choice at all,
She'll get you, just the same.
The members of fraternal orders who are citizens of Okla- ... mT, ,1
. ...... , >0 111,11 MAIDS 1 III. IE h
homa will do well to vote yes on this referendum -nd to exert greenville, s. r. a village aut«7at andchea'tThe hadTn
themselves to get others to do so. Nobody has anything to lose *l'hout "a old maid sounds some- western statesmen beat and surely
... ... , •> , . " What like a fairy tale, hut several that W11B no ,mali ,„„,i
by the success of the referendum except insurance companies —-- iln"1 uo 8mu" leal-
which do not require any sacrifice in their behalf.
PEOPLE vs. GUGGENHEIM
Our hero is introduced to his bride's parents. The old man won't steal anything that's nailed down. The old lady
, . ., . . . „ . , , wears running shoes with spikes in them so she can trample on people. Our hero has married into a nice family, all right.
Therefore, you must see that she becomes educated along nut it's his own fault. He had no business to be so handsome. Don't Mil to read the next instalment. It tells all about how—
these lines. • •
Gifford Pinchot's recent utterances about Senator Hard-*
ing bring up an interesting question—will he get the chance to
finish out his job of saving Alaska from the jaws of the Gug.
You see there's a new scheme for "unlocking" Alaska's
treasures. It's embodied in the "Lane-Curry bill" before con-
gress. It provides for turning over Alaska to a commission
of three men—three "rajahs." These can then be counted
on to do what's "right" for Guggie. The democratic plat-
form has indorsed this bill.
But there's another Alaskan bill in congress. It was
introduce! by Clyde Kelly of Pennsylvania. It provides for
Alaska and for all of Uncle Sam's remaining resources. It
is one of the few constructive measures that congress has
recently seen. It provides not only for "construction," but for
real colonization. It would make of Alaska another New
Here is a choice for the coming administration. It will
ado^- a constructive policy for Alaska, or else a "rajah"
policy. It will start a nation of a private "mandatory."
By the selection of former Senator Hardwick to be gov-
ernor of Georgia the "heart of thff world" has been busted
again. Hardwick defended Ludwig C. A. K. Martens, repre-
sentative of Soviet Russia, in the senate hearings last winter,
and like Tom Watson, recently picked for the United States
senate by the Georgia democrats, is a bitter foe of the Wilson
What Other Editors I hink
A LEAGUE LEAK
When President Wilson promised Serbia and Rumania
that he would 3end an American army to their aid in the event
they were again attacked, a record was made of his words.
Old Nicholas, his royal nibs, just
I ruled by cruelty and fibs. As one
PROBABLY A CROOKKD JOB.
D11„. .. The shipping board better reinspect the riveting those ball
such places exist below the Mason , _v ... ... • > j-j l*i xl , i-j.li.-j
and Dixon line. I Then. when the revolution came, players did while they were at work in the ship yards.
"All the women get married in the i l^e al[*es ®at JjP to acclaim a thing
mill villages of South Carolina, and thought that they could master KHIVINfl FVAMPI V
at an early age," says a Y. W. C. A. |and thus Push on the war much I A
industrial secretary stationed at j faster. Anyway Babe Ruth hasn't been acting like a man who is
Greenville, where she wcrks among | But when young Mr, Ivan Russ j trying tcy throw any games.
Irrod un •-> ninat infArnnl fna« hv
STRANGE BEI) FELLOWS
York Labor News.
Do you recall the feeling of animosity and blind hatred
which the capitalist press engendered in the hearts and minds
of the workers of the Allied nations when men were needed to
beat Germany to her knees? Do you remember, for instance,
that silly little jingle which ran like this:
"Cross my heart and hope to die
If I ever, ever, buy
Anything on which I see
The trademark, 'Made in Germany.""
Well, all that's over now. Germany has been eliminated
as a serious contender for the commercial supremacy of the
world, and so the capitalists of the Allied nations can afford
to be generous.
From London comes the following significant cable dispatch:
"The attitude of British labor not to work to full capacity,
thereby limiting production, is resulting in a voluntary trans-
fer by British manufacturers of a portion of their orders to
Germany and Austria."
Again we see that necessity makes strange bed fellows,
and again we see how capitalistic governments function in the
interest of the class which exploits labor. When German im-
perialism menaced the imperialism of Ilritain and France, tha ♦
British and French governments sent the workers to the hell
ol war to kill German workers and crush German imperialism.
But, now that the British workers are rebelling against the
British capitalists, the labor exploiters of England are using
the workers of Germany to keep down the British standard of %
living. To the labor movement of the British Empire the
British capitalists are now saying substantially this: "If you
will not work long hours, and if you will insist upon demanding
better conditions, we will have the work done by the workers
of Gel-many. Obey us or starve."
Germany has once more become a menace; this time to
the WORKERS of Great Britain. Does the English govern-
ment take steps to prevent the German workers from scabbing
oil the workers of England ? Not at all. So long as the German
worker can be used to assist the English capitalist to keep the
English worker in subjection, the British government will not
be able to find anything wrong with Germany. It was only
when German capitalists began to supplant British capitalists
in the markets of the world that the British government called
upon the British workers to die in defense of "king and
Why did the British government use its army and its
mighty navy to keep the German capitalists from capturing the
foreign trade of British capitalists, and why doesn't it use the\
same agencies to prevent the German workers from scabbing \
on the British workers? There can be but one answer to that
question, -and that answer applies with equal truth to every
government on earth, except the workers' government of Rus-
sia. The answer is that the government of Great Britain is a
CAPITALIST government, and functions solely m the interest
of the capitalist class. It will send the British workers to war
for the trade of the world when the interests of its capitalists
are at stake; it-will use its courts and its army to'crush the
workers whenever the latter become too insistent in demanding
that the capitalists get off their backs, and it will give the
capitalists a free hand to conduct class warfare against the
workers in whatever manner proves expedient.
the girls in thirteen mills. 1 stirred up a most infernal fuss, by
"Perhaps economic independence I asking, like an honest lout, Just
has something to do with it, as mar- what the fight was all about, and
riage is not looked upon by the girls showing that he had some pride in
r -j . x*r-i i. 1L j. j a . ac a meal ticket, but as a fifty-fifty just what cause he lost his hide.;
rresident Wilson has that record. Answering the accusation proposition. The Wives do not give Forthwith, there was an awful
of Senators Spencer and Reed, of Missouri, that he made the "p ■iobs' but ,hey k<,ep rlght Babel, with Ivan's cards spread on
. , _ on working. • the table a-showing that he asked im.i*" i i 'lr. i>i,i.\i\r am«
Statement, his secretary, Mr. Tumulty, does not deny it cate- "That the textile industry in no loot and praying all for peace,] In these days when the high cost
gorically, but insists that the senators produce the record Soutb Carolina absorbs a largo num- to boot; and starting screams from staple articles of food is forcing
..... b .. * her of women as well as men work- shorp to shore hv nitchine treaties the use of leas nutritious and palat-
They cannot, because Mr. \V llson has it. ors is not surprising, considering tho ♦ v. e Hoor—Chose secret treaties. able substitutes, we believe our
THEY I)HOP SLOWLY.
Prices may be coming down, but they have all got their
parachutes with them.
i lout the door—those secret treaties,
But here is something more for Mr. Tumultv. or Mr fact that ,hero aro 3„r m,,Is lnlu is said, which Woodrow now ain't
XT..u.u aj . f ' twenty-nine counties. With the pop- evenread:
estimated at 1
readers will be interested in perus-
ing an account of one of Abe Lin-
coln's breakfasts. From the Leaven
xir-i x . a j . twenty-nine counues.
Wilson, to an8Wrer: Herbert Adams Gibbons, who was a illation of the state estimated at I Ivan hid snilled the tulu
member of President Wilson's publicity bureau at Versailles, U690.015 people 62.M4 are mill work ran't for*ive a guv like ."""'i1,, T 'f"" foll°*', k ,
i. « ^ j-t- j . ^ „ , _ ' *rs and 190,268 are dependent on .. ' Uva tn ♦*.«♦ K<i «,f.ii description of a morning repast say, we both ate
says he has a copy Of the record and that Senator Spencer has mill pay The valuation of the . a dont li e in that bliss prepared for Lincoln by his friend, of it."
- — day when peace i«_made_ln such a, Bowm Green: | Reading the above while
tell you in a little while the &raell
o' that fireplace would have woke
the dead—honest. Abe began to stir.
"He hurried into his clothes and
we sat down at the table with the
steak and the chicken and some wild
grape Jelly and baked potatoes with
new butter and honey and cream and
hot biscuit and clover honey, and,
till we was ashamed
quoted Mr. Wilson s exact words. Somebody has handled the min" 18 75 mllllon dollars and the
..,,,1, , • i , ,, , ' , „ weekly payroll Is one million dol-
truth very carelessly and it doesn't seem to have been Senator lars—New York World.
The real purpose of the league, so far as the United States
's concerned, is leaking out.
I/>uise spent part of the summer
with a nervous aunt, whom the doc-
tor told to rest and reiax several
times dally. After Louise's return
home she heard her nether com-
The vacation season is over, but owing to the Door mail ;'1,ln " "e"-ou« hecdache. she
I _• . , , K 1 said: "Mamma, I can tell you how to
service a lot of coal miners and street carmen have not heard eet rid of nerves 'a' everything Re-
the news.—Liberator. lapse and keep at It" — Chicago
way. You gotta get behind a door, ■ xhen I cut two venison steaks, away at hot cakes prepared with
demand some tnings, and ask ror j each about the size of my hand, and some patent flour anointed with
more- ia half moon of bacon. I pounded the
1 say you can't forgive a guy that venj80n t0 a puip with a little salt
tries in that way to get by. As if an(j bacon mixed in. I put it on the
somebody in a club should start to broiler and over a bed of hickory
praise a working dub, and set the coals. I got the coffee into the pot
whole riah bunch a-squeallng, by and up next to the fire and some
showing idealistic feeling! You, potatoes tn the ashes I hasted a
can't put over such a rant; you bird with bacon strips and put it
might as well leave off your pant! into the roaster and set it back o'
I say that Mr. Ivan Russ is sure- j the broiling bed. Then I made some
ly an eccentric cuss. | biscuits and put 'em in the oven. I
some glucose syrup, causes us to
wonder if we really have made tl^e
progress of which W2 boast.—Butte
"Is de left hind foot of a rabbit a
sign of luck?"
" 'Ti8," remarked Mr. Erastus
Pinkley, "if you owns de rest of de
Victor L. Bergey, in Milwaukee Leader.
Queer news comes from Germany. * /
It is said that the present coalition government plans a
"conscription" of labor.
It is not intended the scheme shall mean anything in the
nature of conscription in a military sense. Its b ioad aim is to
make the available labor much more fluid.
There certainly will be no disturbance of labor already
fruitfully employed. The scheme mainly will be directed toward
utilizing certain labor in more productive channels.
It is planned that the state shal' move labor to places
where it can be employed most suitably. In towns and cities
are many workers who could be employed more advantageously
on farms, but they do not know where to go.
Mines require more labor.
Again, there is much public work to be done.
An important part of the proposal will be the education
of certain classes of workers. Large numbers of men were
drafted into the army before they learned a trade. Since de-
mobilization a large number of these men have been employed
or engaged on odd jobs. It is the plan to train such men in
the most suitable work.
The entire plan sounds very much like the communist
methods of labor conscription in Russia.
The announcement of the proposition has caused much
unrest among the workers, and the Socialist press has expressed
itself strongly against it. .
To meet this opposition the government will take great
precautions to guard against the scheme being exploited for
private ends. Wages, profits and working conditions will re-
ceive attention in industries where the measure comes into
The project has added interest to the question of nationali-
zation. The socialization of coal mines has become a burning
question. Naturally "industrial conscription" and nationalizar
tion are closely linked. >
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