Daily Ardmoreite (Ardmore, Okla.), Vol. 27, No. 234, Ed. 1 Friday, July 9, 1920 Page: 4 of 8
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FRIDAY JULY 9 1920.
PAGE FOUR Urttlul AftUMUftMlO .....
John F. Euale;' Editor und Gene.al
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FRIDAY. Jl'LY ?. 19J
S'o laws however rtringent can
mako the idle industrious tha
thriftless provident or the drunken
sober. Samuel Smile.
tOMI'Ol Nl)lN(i FKIjOXV !
Tom. Waldrep of Shawnee speaker
of the Oklahoma house of representa-
tives was guilty of a most reprehen-
sible art when he granted while for
one day he was governor of Okla-
homa a pardon to Fulkerson th
Alva banker who had U-en found
guilty of the crime of embezzlement
and sentenced to serve seven years
in the state prison.
We would hate to believe that Wal-
drep committed an intentional wrong-
doing; we want to believe that bis
error was one of the head und not
of the heart' that he erred through
sentimental promptings and not from
the intent to commit a grievous wrong
against the state of Oklahoma or
upon the law-abiding citizenry of. the
But no matter how prone we may
be to believe the worst the fact re-
nvJns incontrovertible that the in-
tent of the law has been frustrated
that the course of Justice has been di-
verted that a man found guilty of
a crime has been turned loose upon
the general community unpunished
for his offense against society un-
whipped of justice and that this has
been done by a man in whom the
governor of this state had confidence
confidence sufficiently strong to cause
him tr honor him through making
him for "one day the chief executive
armed with all executive's powers and
Governor Robertson had every reas-
on to believe Waldrep would urt in
an honorable manner that he would
discharge his duties as gorrnor in
such a way as to reflect honor upon
himself and his st-te should any com-
bination of circumstances place him
in the executive office at any time
the governor the lieutenant governor
and the president rro-tem of the sen-
ate should be absent simultaneously
from the state. He had been the
speaker of the house of representa-
tives of the Oklahoma legislature
the executive head of the lower body
of the states law makers; he had
been honored by his party in being
elicted to the legislature; he held the
cr.nfidenee and esteem of his fellow
But the odium will attach to Gov-
ernor Robertson the odiunr which
will follow the condoning of the
crime by his legal representative the
man who filled for one short duy
the governor's chair who stood in
the governor's shoes who exercised
the prerogatives uf the governor.
Charity says the action the error
of 'A'tin? Governor" Waldrep was
one of sentimental parentage that it
could be nothing graver th.in the con-
doning of a crime. Hut there are
times when the line of demarUation
between condoning a crime and com-
pounding a felony are so finely diawn
that it becomes utmost imperceptible
thnt it is practically indistinguish
uhle to the naked eye.
n this Instance the man pardoned
had been found Ruilty by a jury of
his peers; he had been sentenced to
serve soven years in prison In ntone-
ment for his offense; the court of
criminal appeals had gone over his
case had studied every angle had
found that he had bt'n given a fair
and Impartial trial that the trial
judge had committed no errors through
;he admission of improper testimony;
I hat he had been fulr and Impartial
In his charge to the jury and then
this court of lust resort hail uffirmid
the sentence of the trial court.
Executive cltmency had tieen du-
nliil the dif-'iidurit the prison
doors stood open leady to receive him
waiting to shut him out from ib
society whieh a Jury said he had out-
raged to cage him in wulls of stone
until his crime should be expiated.
It mattered not that the defendant
h.id been a bunker. In the eyes of
of the law he stood whin facing the
bar of Justice upon the same fooling
with th- must humble with the low-
est of the low to be given the same
hearing and the same fair trial with
the same hand balancing the scales
of justice with the "Ullnd Goddess"
presiding and recognizing no differ-
ence betwerfh him the man who em
bezzled the funds of those who trust-
ed him und the man who might have
entered his bank during the night's
still hours and blown open and robbed
Such being the case this man had
no claim upon executive clemency lie
h:.d committed the courts said a
crime against the people of the state
of Oklahoma a crime which he should
expiate even ns the burglar the high-
way robber the thief and the murder-
er should expiate their crimes. The
law is no respecter of persons nnd
the governor of the state be he -governor
for a term of four years or
for only 24 hours is the representa-
tatlve of the law.
Placing the most charitable possible
construction upon the use of the par-
doning power by "Acting Governor"
Haldrep we can but call it repi-ehem
sible and dangerous repreheiislbl.; in
that it freed with the stroke of a
pen a man who had committed a
clme and whom the courts had said
must do penanae for that crime
dangerous looked at from a political
viewpoint liecau.se It tells the member-
ship of the Republican party.of Okla-
homa that the Democratic "acting"
chief executive had been derelect in
the performance of the duty he owed
as an officer of the law to the peo-
ple of this great commonwealth;
dangerous from a common sense non-
polllieal viewpoint because it was
a blow at the very foundation upon
which is ' builded the bulwarks of
society and good government.
Sugar not used
unusual cereal is so
sweet from natural
from the grains.
The work done by the Scoutmasters
of Ardmore was reflected to a great
extent In the conduct and behavior
of the Scouts while in camp at Camp
Turner. The desire to qualify for
higher rank the quick response to
discipline and the manifestation of
a general spirit of Scouting on the
part of each boy present shows what
the Scoutmasters have been doing.
To our mind no higher type of man
hood can be found and no greater
demonstration of a - desire to serve
without thought of self can be made
than when a man volunteers to de
vote a part of his time to the training
of a group of boys along the lines
specified in the Scouting program.
That growing boys boy especially
between the ages of twelve and fif-
teen need companionship and com-
radeship with clean men is a fact that
has long been accepted as absolute.
The devil in the working out of his
plans prompts men who are not
clean to peek the association of boys
if tender years prompts them to
tell the boys filthy stories arouse in
their minds filthy thoughts and help
them acquire filthy injurious habits
The boy responds to his advances
not because he desires knowledge ol
the lesser things but because In a
man lie recognizes the mark of ex-
perience and experience is what the
lad of adolescent uge desires.
The man of clean mind has had
more valuablo and more interesting
experience than the other and the
boy recognizes this and dosirea his
comradeship; but such a man is gen-
erally busy feels that he cannot spare
time to "fool" with boys and there
the devil gets in his work in the clean
minded man holds him away from the
boy and gives the other fellow a
chance to get at him with his filth
The question of securing Scoutmast-
ers for troops of Scouts is not simply
a matter of finding male beings who
will put in lime with the boys its
a question of finding suitable men
men who will be allowed to serve men
vlio can qualify to the real man's
standard whom national headquarters
feels can be trusted to help develop
minds nnd bodies in the right way
the clean way. Perhaps it would be
an interesting experiment a psycho-
logical test to apply for u commls-
rlon us a Scoutmaster and learn why
the application is rejected. A man
does not have to be a long faced mel-
ancholy joy-killing sample of human-
ity to be a Scoutmaster but tie does
have to be a man a real man red
blooded and right-hearted big man.
Those few men in Ardmore wIk)
have gone quietly about the business
of being Scoutmasters have held tholr
troops together and kept the boys
Interested have taught the boys some
thing of manhood of unselfish serv-
ice and useful lives are entitled to
a vote of sincere and heartfelt thanks
from the parents of the boys. And
au'ain we say cluimunls fur greatness
as men und as upbuilders of the com
munity cannot have met the issu
squarely cannot have accomplished
as much as they might until they
have accepted the challenge of Ard-
more's boyhood and become Scout-
masters. Four hundred Ardmore boys
are waiting for the right kind of lead-
ership somo nerhap are loitering
around the pool halls and gambling
Joints while they wait but they're
waiting and hoping just the same.
There are few prophets In the
world .... few heroes. I can
not afford to give all my rever-
ence to mich rurillt; I want a
great ileal of Umne feelings fur
my eveiydiy fellomneu especi-
ally for the few in the foreground
of the great multitude whose
faces I -know whoso hands I
touch for whom I have to make
way with kindly courtesy. ... 1
herewith discharge my conscience
and declare that I have had quite
enthusi.ytio movements of admir-
ation toward gentlemen who spoke
the worst English who were oc-
casionally fretful in their temper
. and who never moved in a higher
sphere of influence than that of
parish over-ner; and that the way
in which I have come to the
conclusion that human nature is
lovable the way I have learnt
something of its deep pathos its
sublime mysteries has Ix-on by
living a great deal among people
more of less commonplace ....
of whom you would perhaps hear
nothing very surprising it you
were to inquire about them in the
neighborhood where they dwelt.
to tenants knowing that those houses
will be occupied for immoral pur-
poses. The idea seems to be to hit
the "fellievs who are higher up."
. AX EXEMPLARY KECOP.l)
1 recently read the following inter-
cMiinir lines from the naues of a popu
lar magazine! "The experiment ot
complete prohibition is a truly Ameri-
can achievement. All European na-
tions have restricted the sale of liquor
in various ways especially since the
l.i.i'lnninir of the irrcut War. but they
still permit the sale of the milder
alcoholic poisons and usually some ot
the stronger kinds as well."
Our country's record is exemplary
and it remains now that in every pos-
sible way we arc consistent with what
we have struggled so long and hard
to obtain. Wishing you continued
sueeess i remain.
Yours for Christian reforms
E. H. PARKINSON D. D.
July 7 1920.
A Valueless Supiiort
Ada News: The same republicans
who this year denounce everything
that Wilson has done were asking
for support two years ago because
"we have supported every measure
that Wilson submitted to us." They
bused their appeal for support In
1918 on the ussertlon thut they had
denounce In la JO.
Coma On Hull Moose
Purant Democrat: Whoever dreamed
that the nunm of Roosevelt would ap-
pear at the head of a demon itf
ticket. Franklin D. Roosevelt wai nom-
inated us the democratic vlee-pivsi-
dentlal candidate last evening. -V'.
you Hull M nosers you can follow
the name of Roosevelt.
Oklahonmn: Tarns F.txby editor i:
the Muskogee Phoenix ufter reading
the democratic platform remark that
ubout the wettest plunk is the on
devoted to Inland waterways.
It has been held that a doctor can-
not legally write a booze prescription
In Oklahoma. And yet according to
fhe latest returns from statistical
sojrees no man can acquire a jag
through drinking water alone or even
the famous "unfermented Juice of
the grape." Perhaps it is the car-
bonated water that tangles the feet.
of the Day
If the ministers of Ardmore's
churches are correct in their diagnosis
of existing conditions nightly con-
versations and flirtations are. earned
on between Rig lick and Uttlo Joe
with Lady Lurk while the song of
"Seven Come 'l-even'' is sung regular
ly to the tune of the rattling "bones."
Where ubouts? Oh. Ardmore.
Cox may have to buttle uguinst the
muck-rakers who will drag out the
family skeleton of the divorce from
hir first wife but he will not be
h:uidicapped us is Harding with the
weight of a "non committal" platform
hung like the fabled mill-stone about
his neck to weight him down and sink
him beneath the waves of thousands
amr tens of thousands independent
"Acting Governor" Waldrep went
the fellow wh0 didn't gle a damn
one or two better when he took the.
bull by the horns and pardoned the
Alva banker convicted of embezzle-
ment even . before that gentleman
had a chance to see the inside of the
little stone house over at McAlester.
Waldrep's action was a disgrago to tho
btate of Oklahoma and a blot upon
the escutcheon upon the Democrat
' .lust a few more breaks like that
puiled off by "Acting Governor" Wal
drep of Shawnee will land the Demo
crat party of Oklahoma so far across
the line in the Republican camp that
it won't be exchanged as a prisoner
of war. for the next 2U years. It
should not be but the entire party
suffers for such abominable acts upon
the part of its individual members.
members of Ardmore Lodge No.
L. 11. A.t are requested to at-
a business meeting at K. of P.
at 8:30 F. II. Friday nightJuly
election and installation of offi-
complete staff of supreme offi-
will be present with our one man
mombers only no entcrtain-
II. G. lOTTS
COME TO 107 E. BROADWAY TO-
MORROW A HEAL SALE. CUAS.
ARISE OF PARDONING POWER
(From Chickasha Express)
The abuse of the pardoning power
by acting executives of the state has
become notorious in Oklahoma- Isn't
it about time to do something to stop
this sort of thing? If nothing else
will prevent It we should have
a constitutional amendment. More
than once during the absence of the
governor the man sitting at hts
desk has used his pen to turn loose
criminals who ought to serve the
sentence iniposed by the courts.
The most recent instance of this
abuse has attracted the attention of
nearby states. Tho Fort Smith Times-
Record comments as follows:
"Oklahoma fike Arkansas has a
case of absent governor and present
acting governor puffed up by the vun-
Ity of a little brief authority and let-
ting the world know he has it. The
acting governor of our unfortunate
neighboring' state pardoned the most
notorious bootlegger ever convicted
in the state. The beneficiary of this
undeserved clemency is W. J. Creek-
more known for years as the "Mil-
lionaire Bootlegger' and "King of Ok-
lahoma Bootleggers' who operated be-
tween Missouri and Oklahoma and
Indian Territory points for years de-
bauching the Indians and whites alike
with his illicit traffic. In the Okla-
homa case snap Judgment was taken
by It. L. Davidson president pro tern
of the state senate who derived his
power third hand by reason of the
absence both of Governor Robertson
and Lieutenant Governor Trapp. This
is as bad an instance of perverted and
abused authority as the recent instance
exhibited by Acting Governor McFet
rln of Arkansas. Having a fellow feel-
ing Arkansas extends sympathy to
Oklahoma in its sense of outraged decency."
The Press Is Stole
Chickasha Express: It's Editor Cox
versus Editor Harding. No matter how
the election goes the interests of the
press ought to be in safe bands.
Never Knew Gratitude
Lawton Constitution: At last Gore
and his followers have been forced
Into the open with their political
chicanery and trickery. The expose
of the Gore press agent's attempt to
betray tho newspaper by which he
was formerly employed shows conclus-
ively the lengths to which tho Gore
element is willing to go in their
futile efforts to defeat Scott Ferris.
Blind fish have been discovered in
Indiana according to a news wire.
That's not so wonderful. We've henrd
the expressions "Full as a fish" and
"Mind ns a fish" from tho time we
were first ablo to walk until the
United States after consulting William
J. Bryan went bone-dry.
Chicago has started an anli vice
crusade nnd as an Initial step uguinst
all kinds of social evil will go after
owners of property who lent houses
-when "delicious and re-
freshing" mean the most.
The Coca-Cola Company
Fred McCulloch's one
cornfield brought in $4928 j
What a well-known corn grower
says about overalls
TAST year a single field on Fred
I McCulloch's Iowa farm yielded
an 88-bushel-per-aere crop total
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