Daily Ardmoreite (Ardmore, Okla.), Vol. 28, No. 29, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 10, 1920 Page: 1 of 8
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In tfus Heart IF tike Oil Fidds
FULL LEASED WIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
ARDMORE OKLAHfW" " uoi'.H NOVEMBER 10 1920.
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For One Minute Tomorrow Pause In Silent Honor Of Those Who Sleep "Over There"
Line of March Arranged
and Program of Enter-
tainment Announced by
THE GUEST OF HONOR
CONFEDERATE VETERANS AM)
MEMBERS OF THE (i. A. H.
WILL MARCH WITH WORLD
w. n'c!ock tomorrow morn-
ing every citizen of Ardmore und
all visitors are usked to pause
In all business nativities one
minute ln silent thought to pay
tribute to the America's souJ
who lie burled overseas and to tell
all others who gave their lives
during the war that humanity
might live. The chimes at First
Presbysterian church will play
"America" and Doxulogy Just be-
fore the eleventh hour. At II
o'clock sharp they will cease und
after a pause of one minute
"Columbia" will be given.
Governor Erough of Arkansas who
Will be the? principal speaker at the
Armistice Day celebration given un-
der the auspices of the local pied
of the American Legion Is due to
arrive In Ardmorn Thursday on the
morning Santa Fu train. He will be
the guest of a group of business
men at breakfast and another group
will entertain him at luncheon lif-
ter which he will be officially turned
over to the legion boys.
State Commander Fell Iim gone to
Oklahoma City to meet Goernur
trough and to accompany him to
Ardmore. Mr. Fell will remain with
the governor during bis entire time
in this state.
Every effort has beeii put forth by
the members of the Georgo It. Ander-
son post to make tomorrow's event
a memorable one. Every organization
has been Invited to take part in the
parade which opens the day's festi-
vities. The parade forms at the Santa Fe
station at 12 o'clock ami proceeds
west to Central P.wjc where th mem-
orial and other exercises will be held
Governor F.rough is compelled to
leave Immediately after hlrf addres.1
und will not be here to participate in
thQ remainder of the events.
Celebration for Armistice I lay wlH
begin tonight when "00 school children
Of the public schools will give a
song festival ut Convention Hall. In j
addition to the songs oilier appro-
piiate features will be given.
The military dance ut Convention
Hull tomorrow night will conclude
tiie day's celebration.
Formation of Parade
The order of the parade ami the
places In which the varioiia par-
ticipating organizut'ons will fi rm Is a
Boy Scouts Form in front of the
Main Cofe on East Main street.
Military Hand Form on Cuddo
t-treei on the west side between .Main
(Iovernor Urough and party.
(!. A. R. and Confederate Veterans
tin autos) Form on the east side
of Caddo street between Main and
CUd (JuarJ Form on the east side
of Caddo street between Main and
George R. Anderson Post. American
Legion Form on. south slde of
Hroadwny between Caddo street ond
The Ardmorelte office.
.Visiting ex-service men Form on
the north side of Broadway between
Washington street and Stewart's gro
School Children of
by arrangement of
National Guard Company Form In
front of Armory on East Broadway.
Chamber of Commerce Band Form
on south sldo of Broadway 'tit the
Local Unions Form on south wide
of Broadway between A street north-
west and the postoffice building.
Rotary Club Form on south side
of Broudway between A and B street!
Lions ciub rorm on souwi sine 01
Broadway between A and B streets
Chamber of Commerce Form on
torth side of Broadway In front' of
Boy Scout hut.
All ex-service men ure urgently re-
quested to uppear In un'form. whether
members of the legion or not.
The parade will commence moving
at exactly U' 30 p. m. It will com-
mence ut the Santa Fe station and
continue to Centml Park where the
ceremonies will he conducted.
Oklahoma: Tonight fair hot so
cold In northwest portion; Thurs-
day fair somewhat warmer.
Maximum yesterday 't degree.
Minimum last night at degree.
RED CROSS AIDS
ONES IN NEED OE
Greatest Little Mother Ex-
tends Helping Hand to
Sufferers in Over 1500
Washington Nov. 10. .More thnn
13000 American communities received
aid during the year ending lust
June from the Red Cross in the adop-
tion of precautionary methods ugainst
disease und disaster or In mitigating
suffering caused by either.
The activities of the' Bed Crosa
in this endeavor have been summar-
ized in the second of a series of state-
ments issued from Reil Cross head-
quarters here outlining the roritents
of the forthcoming annual report and
showing unolhcr phase of Bed Cross
expenditures from funds given by lis
ten million adult and fourteen million
junior members throughout tho coun-
try. During he year the lied Cross
organized its department of health
service; extended Its nursing service
to meet a growing demand for public
health nursing taught Hs first nid
to injured courses to thousands; and
took the lead ill the formation of the
world-wide Bed Cross societies with
headquarters in Geneva.
The department of health service
organized and nt work during the
last seven months of the year was
operating 12S health centers nt the
end of the year. From these radiated
many activities designed to improve
the health of a community and to
prevent the spread of disease while
IS.") Red Cross chapters nlso engaged
actively In disease preventive work.
The health department also had 312
employes serving nt G2 public health
hospitals where 30.422 patients re-
ceived some form of aid from tho
Red Cross. Fifteen hundred new
members of whom .103 were women
were added during the year to the
life-saving service u branch of the
first aiil to Injured department in
which a complete woman's corps also
has been organized.
For the nursing service the year
Was one of transition from military
to civil activities. During the war
20000 graduated nurses were assign1
ed to war service which aided the
return to civil life of several hundred.
Sick nurses were cared for In a con-
valescent home built during the
year at a cost of $10000.
Enrollment In the nursing service
increased from 3i.42ti to 3?0.'( during
the year and In an effort to Increase
;he number of qualified public health
nurses the national Red Cross and
its individual chapters established ap-
proximately 00U scholarships ut insti-
tutions over the country. Class in-
struction in ' homo hygiene and care
of the sick alio Increased three-fold
during the year the attendance rec-
ord bring placed at !i:ili!i:i. Two
thousand nurses acting as instruct-
ors had charge of this work. The
total expenses of the nursing serv-
ice were $l21!hi"i a reduction of
$4S?71 over the previous year.
Among the achievements of the
nursing department was the adoption
by "j states of a uniform method of
work In connection with the Red
Cross by which n bureau of public
health nursing was Instituted under
the direction of a state Health offi-
cer. The work of the American Hucicty
In the world-wide organization was
described hy the statement as "puiv-
Iv educational" serving to "blaze
the trail for the league." Methods
already worked out by the American
society were adopted as the plan to
he followed In all other countries.
LEGION OPPOSES A
Indianapolis Ind Nov. 10 Presi-
dent Wilson's refusal to pardon Eu-
gene V. )cbs Socialist candidate far
president who Is now serving a term
In the federal prison at Atlanta da.
for Violation of the espionage act
was indorsed by department adjut-
ants of tl. American Legion who
ure meetinir here. The legion "views
with heartfelt satisfaction this vital
net In support of the fundamental
doctrines of the xeciflon" says a
telegram to the president. The mes-
sage sent to President Wilson and
signed F. W. (lalhralth Jr. national
"Your decision not to pardon Eu-
gene V. IM. as recently given in the
press heartily concurred in by the
department adjutants of the American
Legion In conference In Indianapolis.
This American legion's heartfelt sat-
isfaction this vital act in support of
the fundnmeiit.il doctrine of the exe-
cution. We believe all other loyal
and patriotic cltlxen will Join with
those Who placed their bodies between
our nation nnd the foe without Is
pracllcullv unanimous n endorsement
of u policy that holds no compromise
for the enemies in our midst who
would overthrow the government by
Oklahoma City. At midnight the
observation station of th weather
bureau reKirted that the mercury
stood at 3S degrees and it Was pre-
dicted that hy daylight the temper-
ature would range from 22 to 21 In
varlou part of Inn atate.
HELP DURING YEAR
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Our photographer tells us thot the above picture was taken "near the Old Ladles' Home" but fails to tell
Us where the "bnme"s located. However you may nle some of the "old ladies" in line with one of them silting
down to rest while waiting for her sister voters to clear the way. In the lower right-hand corner will be ecn a
couple of ladies who are not so old. caught by our enterprising photographer in the act of paying an election bet.
They had bet on Cox winning making the wager with a stalwart policeman and are seen delivering kisses to the
minion of the law in payment of tho lost wuger.
FOR FIRST PRODUCERS
FARMERS AND STOCKMEN MIST
. HAVE ASSl RANIE OF COM-
MENSIRATE 'KKTl'KN FOR
Tooekn. Kan.. Tfor. 10 f. H. Mer
cer Kansas state livestock commis
sioner und secretary of the Kansas
Livestock Association today made
public a letter addressed to federal
reserve banK officials of other banks
!issrtinv thnt the livestock industry
of the nation faced a oxillapse and
urging them to meet with producers
and packers to consider means of
stabilizing the industry. Announce-
ment that he had sent such a letter
was made last night by Mr. Mercers.
The commissioner said today that
If favorable replies ale received lie
would issue a coll for n conference
In Kansas City or Chicago.
If the livestock Industry should
collapse he said It would take n
lot of other thinks down with It
adding that "the financiers ought
to realize that it Is the basic Indus-
try of the country and must be sus-
tained for the good of business gen-
erally. Nulloiml Selling Organisation
Boston Nov. 10. The establish-
ment of "nation-wide selling organiza-
tions which shall fix the price of
farm products" if the farmer does
not receive "the same pay for the
same hours work that others receive
was predicted today by Sherman
Lowell if Fredonin N. Y.. master
the National (i range of the Patrons
of Husbandry. In opening the annual
convention of the organization.
"We are willing to have a fair un-
derstanding of values the farmers
receiving the same pay for the same
hours' work that others receive but
we feel that this is the last call."
he said. "If no attention Is paid to
this now by bankers manufacturers
railroads and labor organizations and
if the government continues to use
Its great power to Import raw mater-
ial free of duty to reduce costs then
the Jrange will be the first to help
zations which shall
of farm products.
fix the price
"There is no threat in- this we will
have been driven to It In self-defense
to preserve our agriculture."
Mr. Lowell rejoiced that labor has
been able to secure a much higher
rate of wage; but added:
"We little expected that It wolljd
turn and demand cheaper fisul from
us without first ascertaining costs
of production by the farmers."
REPl RI.ICAN I.EIiISKTOR
TO INTKODl CE KANSAS UW
IN OKLAHOMA BODY
Topeka Kan. Nov. 10. C. B.
Loedy an attorney of Arnet
Ok la newly elected Republican
senator will introduce a bill In
the next Oklahoma legislature
modeled on the Kansas Industrial
court net. according to a letter
received from til m today by (lov-
ernor II. .1. Allen.' "I have given
the law some careful thought"
he writes "and believe It to be
a panacea for strike troubles''
INV ESTHJATINIJ IIOISINH CON-
DITION IN CITY BY THE KKK
Chicago Nov. 10 Investigation of I
the housing situation in the middle
west was begun here today by the
senate special committee of 'recon-
struction. I'nltcd Slates Senator W.
N.. Culdcr chairman of the commit-
tee und his party arrived early this
morning from Cleveland. The Investi-
gation was expected lo bring forth
suggestions helfful to some building
from railroad presidents real estule
dealers architect club women en-
g Incurs contractors and labor union
Besides Senator fulder. the com-
mittee includes Senators W S. Ken-
yon of Iowa; W. E. Edge of New
Jersey J. W. Wolcott of Delaware
end E. L. Ony of Louisiana.
the Recent Election With Votes for Women
COMMANDERiW IN WOOLENS
CROSBY APPOINTS ALL
COMMITTEES FOR YEAR
SEASON OF ACTIVITY PLANNED
FOR THE COMINU YEAR WITH
ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP CAM-
PAIGN IN VIEW
Joel C. Crosby commander of the
(ieurge R. Anderson post of the
American Legion has appuinted the
following named c.immittee to serve
during the ensuing year:
Program and entertainment:
C. Yann chairman Wallace
Everett T. Krueger James I).
blefield and Marcus F. Davis.
Americanization: R. W. Patterson
chairman Thomas I!. Matthews Ed-
win London Henry D. Rinslund and
Auditing committee: John 1). Wil-
liams chairman. 'IV f!. Pennington
und Price South.
Publicity committee. Emmett T.
Reld chairman and Mr. Rechtin.
llotis. committee: Henry Furman
chairman. John P. Bush and Ira
Memorial committee: R. W. Patter-
son chairman Ezra Dyer Freeman
(ialt O. W. DeVeny and A. L. liat-
ehel.ler. Public; affairs: John R. Dickson
chairman Sam M. Newman. P. A.
Rieseti W. E. Cruce and Dr. John-
son. Membership: 1 C. Cooke chairman
Bud Moorehead Charles H. MiHsap.
A. E. Ewell and Lee V. Sliced.
Reception: John R. Dickson chair-
man .1. C. Vunn R. R. Patterson. J.
P.. Williams. E. T. Hied. Henry Fur-
man anil II. B. Fell.
Welfare committee: Tom Matthews
chairman. Monty Dillingham and
l.nel.in Hoar I.
Ceremonial committee: Kwing P.
London chairman. T. B. Orr II. II.
Sayre Ezra Dyer and A. C. Hall.
The membership committee has been
formed under the same plan as that
of the Chamber of Commerce mem-
l rship committee. As soon as the
present five members of the commit-
tee secure ten members for the le-
gion the chairman Is dischurged and
the next member named on the com-
mittee is appointed chairman nnd a
new member added to the commit-
tee. Thus each member of the ccm-
miilee automatically becomes cimir-
man und the committee Is contin-
ually receiving new workers.
Any member of the committee get-
t'ng five member- for the legion Is
automatically discharged from duty
with the committee and another nu ni-
lier added in his place.
CITY ATTORNEY MASON
PREPARING ANSWER TO
ALTERNATIVE WRIT Of
THE DISTRICT JUDGE
City Attorney Mason staled today
thut he Is now preparing an nnswi-r
to the allernate writ of mandamus
Issued agaliiMt City Clerk Thurston
by the district court and expects to
present It to the court tomorrow
The city attorney stales that he
always has been and Is now ver
anxious in have the election culled
but that the mnlter rests with' the
city clerk who must certify the pe-
titions to the men whom they ure
addressed to recall before such un
election ran be called.
Italllinore Md Twelve thousand
workmen members of building trade
hi Baltimore declined lo accept an In
crease in wages a motion to accept
an advance of from Hi) cents to $1
being tabled by an overwhelming
HITS OL CLOTHES
PICTIRKSQIE MERCHANTS WHO
DEAL IN. SECOND AND THIRD
HAND RAIMENT SITTER
Rl SINESS DEPRESSION
New York New 10. Fashionable
uptown clothiers who are reducing
sluggish stocks by means of elab-
orately advertised "reduction sales"
have nothing in the way of business
worries on theii humbler brothers
of the "ol' clothes" curbstone market
in Bayanl street off the Bowery
Itinerant members of the "curb" de-
clared today. Despite a lively cut
rate war these picturesque dealer?
In second hand and third hand clothes
nsserted business has come almost
to a standstill.
Some blame the trouble on prohibi-
tion which has dulled many a "buy-
ing mood" and others attribute it to
the passing era of extravagant
ing. All agree however there
.surprising lack of customers.
shirts which have been in demand
since the armistice was signed they
say tire out of favor. Fancy shoes
silk socks and gaudy cravats nre no
longer in demand. One street corner
merchant cut the price of a $4.1
overcoat to $1.1. ur in the course of
half un hour's argumeni. but couldn't
make a sale.
The financial depression not only
has hit the retailers but the whole-
salers as well it was said.
ALTERNATIVE WRIT Of
MANDAMUS IN MATTER
!0f RECALL PETITIONS
Nuvcmhi r Pith. 1:'0. will either
'be the unlucky day for the city offi-
cials whom the citizens committee in-
I trying to recall or else another day
I on w hich the city clerk will attempt
j to de'ay the certification of tile re-
' call petitions. For November 1 "It li h is
I been set as the date on which tile
city clerk must either certify the re-
call petitions lo the mayor and Mm-
missioners l-'raley shores and Wil-
son or must show cause before the
'district court for his refusal to do so.
1 The orders to this effect are ci-ti-Itainel
in aa alternative writ of men-
! damns whlcli was issued by Juduv
i Champion of the district court on
I November lull und il reeled to t'e-
j The writ states that on Octu'ier
IS I'.I.'O. petitions demanding the r
r-.ill of the mayor and three commis-
sioners Were filed with the city ci. k-
that the petitions Were legal In all
respects und signed by more tu.m
;ti per cent of the entire uiiriler
of voters wlio cast their ballots for
candidates at Ihe Lot general elec-
tion preceding the municipal election;
that the city clerk failed lo perform
his duty therein; tlinl the city clerk
fu'led to wholly examine the peti-
tions or certify the same us suffi-
cient and on Octoli-r L't. PU0. he
returned (he petitions with a eerti-
flaetc attached showing the peti-
tions to be inuffic!ent In number of
City Clerk Thurston Dialed today
thai he has not us yet decided what
his course of procedure will be us to
whether or not In intends to certify
the petitions or show cause to tit
district court for his refusal to cer-
Al trillion I'nloii Curieiilrrn
K B. Stark financial secretary of
the Carpenter's Union requests all
union carpenters desiring to partici-
pate In the parade to meet -l the
Labor Hall at 12 o'clock tomorrow
JURY IS AFTER
Over .30 Indicted for Ille-
gitimate Trade in Intoxi-
cants; Policemen Yegs
Chicago Nov. 10. Federal in-
dictment fod at least police
officials" whiskey runners saloo.i
keepers "higher ups" and minor
violators of the prohibition laws
were forecast today with the be-
ginning of the grand jury pur-
suit of evidence ..onceriuiig tln
"Mike lie Pike" Heitler alleged
$17.".. una whisky graft.
Federal warrants were issued
for the arrest of lleitier his part-
ner Robert Pearimaii and Mannie
tlreenberg.' on charges o.' possess-
ing and :H!in;; liquor and pro-
curing whisky on forged govern-
ment permit.'- jpes'crilny. Heitler's
connection with the flT'.Uuo li-
quor theft brought forth an al-
leged confession implicating Chi-
Prohibition enforcement officers
and deputy United States mar-
shals yesterday kept up sear.'h
for Heitler and the others.
The Heitler shipment it is
charged entails transportation o'
1'iou cases of whisky from Louis-
ville. Ky. to Chicago. When trans-
ferred to trucks for local dispo-
sition another force operated to
remove the cargo bringing forth
lle'tler's alleged confession.
Heiiler is said to have disclosed
details of bribery of federal and
city officials. Implicating a num-
ber of Chicago and New York men
and two Louisville distilleries with
plans of politicians and bootleg-
gers lo organize u $10.oo0o0 com-
pany to sell whisky in Chicago
and New York.
COUNTY BRAN CH Of
FARMERS UNION HERE
mere Will He a special meeting o
I the Carter county branch of the
I Farmers' union at the court house
j Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Every
member of the local branch is urgent-
I ly leiiuested to be present as btisi-
I ness of importance Is to come In-fore
I the meeting for discussion
j TIim local branch was organized here
several months auo and is growing
rapidly and it is tin- hope ol tae
piomoti-rs of the organization to in-
duce every farmer In Carter county
to Join the organization and work
for better conditions In agticult'iral
Industries. With that object in w
it is desired that as many as pi.-lbV.
attend Saturday's meeting.
An Unusual Wealth Produced Here
In view of the fact that cotton haa not made quite so
trood a crop this year a usual on account of the pests and
the price is just a little lower that the farmers expected the
opinion might prevail that the South will not be prosperous
! for the next year.
j Such a conclusion is not justified as far as this immedi-
I ate section of Oklahoma is concerned. '
; Here is a partial conservative statement of the wealth
j produced in Carter county alone:
Healdton oil field produces dailv 28000 barrels of oil
: Hewitt oil field produces dailv 32000 barrels of oil
Fox oil field produces daily 500 barrcb of oil worth
Fox produces also 200000000 cubic feet of gas a day
land according to tho state law only one-fourth of this amount
lean be taken from the wells. The value of this" gas is each
Oil City produces daily 200 barrels of oil worth $500.
The Graham field produces 100. barrels of oil daily
The Graham field also produces 100000.000 cubic feet
of gas each day and the portion that can be sold brings
The products of the cusinhead gasoline plants and the
oil refineries in this county sell each day for $125000.
This means that Carter county receives each year from
oil and gas and their products $118205250.
Carter county will produce this year cotton that will selT
for $1)00000. The seed from this cotton will sell for
These combined make a' total of $119215250.
These figures do not include the value of the grain crop
the corn crop the potatoes and the cattle horses hogs and
The actual cash deposits in the. banks of this city amount
to approximately $1000 for every man woman and child in
Ihe city according to the federal census.
The South has made a wonderful progress within the
last quarter of a century with 8-cent cotton and without oil
and gas and it is doing now in one year as much as it for
merly-was able to accomplish in ten years.
Business for the next twelve months is based upoo a
remarkably solid foundation of wealth.
AFFAIRS OF LIS
Charges of Monumental
Frauds and Petit Larceny
Stealings Made by Gov-
CORRUPTION IN THE
EVI RVrillNf; ALLEGED INV. RE-
PORT FROM P.VOEH PAY-
ROLLS TO PIRCHASE OF;
Washington Nov. 10. Charges thut
the action of the shipping board has
resulted in an endrinous waste cf
government funds are contained in
a report submitted to the house com-
mittee on shipping board operations
by two former employes of the board
A. M. Fisher and J. F. Richardson
who for more than a year have
conducted an InvesligaLion for the
committee 1 -
Tin- report released for publica-
tion today by the committee of which
Representative Walsh Republican of
Massachusetts is chairman slates
that the investigators found evidence
of graft in the purchase of supplies
for repairing government-owned ships
oi corruption on the part of officials
nnd employes of the Shipping Board
Emergengy Fleet Corporation and of
the use of political and other Influ-
ence in the negotiations of contracts
for construction and allocation of ves-
sels. The investigators grouped their ob-
servations under seven general heads
representing various phases of the
shipping board's activities. They de-
clared that Impropely drawn contracts
hud cost the government u large sum
that some departments bod fulled -to
co-operate efficiently and that otheij
had failed completely to 1 unction
The report charged that payroll
had bet ii padded by some of the firma
which repaired government-owned ves-
sels and thut there had been a heavy
loss to the government as a result
of wholesale thefts of supplies und
equipment from ships.
The investigators also reported t
the cornnif lees that companies operate
ing government vessels had in somd
instancis owned stock In companies
which furnished supplies to the ships
at prices ranging as high as .' per
cent above wholesale costs.
Iilscussing the allocation of ships
the report states that investigation
of companies or applicants for as-
signment or allocated tonnage seems
to be more or less haphazard with
the I'nited states shipping board."
The Investigators say that the di-
vision of assignment and allocation
made to co-operate with the depart-
ment of Investigation but that Just
about "the time proper co-operation
between the demands had been es-
tablished the department of Investi-
gation was so disturbed by u change
In directing heads and personnel as
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