Daily Ardmoreite (Ardmore, Okla.), Vol. 28, No. 106, Ed. 1 Monday, February 14, 1921 Page: 1 of 8
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MARCH 9 10 11 12
FULL LEASED WIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS
ARDMORE OKLAHOMA. ! AY FEBRUARY 14 1921.
You Cheered Them When They Marched Away to Die On Glory's Field !
Let Not The Sin of Neglect of the Dead Embitter the Surviving Ones !
Plant a Tree of Patriotism Along the Great Highway of Remembrance!
WILL HOLD STATE
II HI hi A 1 il'l f i
II 1 1 If I At B .I 111
KM A 1 11111 I i J --T
Plans Already Under Way
for the Gala Event in
the History of
MORE THAN 500 ELKS
AND WIVES EXPECTED
ANM'AIj MAY CLASS INITIATION
WILL BE ONE OF THE BIG
FEATURES OF THE TWO
The Oklahoma stale convention of
the li. V. O. Elks will b; held ill this
city on May 23rd und 24th. The
dates for thin gala event und other
mailer iiertainlng to the program und
plans for the two-Jay tension were
arrant i'U yesterday morning at a
meeting of the state executive com-
mittee and the members of the local
committees in charge of the conven
The work of the various commit
tees has been set in motion unit n
meeting of the entertainment com
mittee nt the rooms of the local or
ganization tonight will mark tle. ini-
tial movo towards the completion of
plans which promise the most Impres
sive and entertaining convention evci
held in this city.
The personnel of the committees In
charge is composed of prominent cili-
y.eiji of Ardinore and members of th
nif anizatlon who are competent lor
the work for which they have been
selected and the success of the con
vention is an assured fact.
.More than 000 delegates and visit-
li & brothers are expected to be pics-
cfii at Ardmorc during the two days.
.Many of the out of town organization
have .signified their Intention of bring
ing along their own hands and these.
together with floats ami other para-
phenalia which "Hills" from various
parts of the state will bring here.
promise many novel sights which will
be performed on tins streets of the.
city and at the rooms of thu convuf
An added feature during the conven-
tion will be thu Initiation of the .May
i lass which is "famous" in Ardmou
as a "Classy ludicrous event." CM
zenii Of Ardinore remember the ini
tiation of the May class last year.
when a monster street parade was 1
r niuhif t.-il nrlor to the fcteM.inic of lilt'
rookie over the hot ands at lhc!s one i.r 1110 most ueiignmil koois
Initiation hall. The sands are hotter
than ever this year states (Irand Ex-1
lilted Bubr Bob Curdenhile due to
inuny additional thermal units which
have been purchased during the past
few months. Candiilates will be given
the heights of their desires ('.).
An outline of the program which
has been arranged for thu conven-
tion is as follows:
May Zi I tl'.' I
Registering if delegate 10:00 a. m.
Opening of state lodge... 1:00 p. m .
(Speakers etc. I
liutch lunch at the club rooms
6:0o p. m.
Stag party and entertainment....
9:eo p. m.
May 21 1UM
Adjcurmd meeting 10:00 a. m.
1'arade 1:' !' '"
Initiation of candidates (Conven-
tion Hall) . 3:00 p. in.
r.ai-bccite 7:00 p. m.
Hlk Ball 00 p. III.
Tii kcts for udinl.ihlon to the thea-
tres of Ardinore will be presented to
all the visiting delegate and their
uive. The management of the local
theutres ha promised to have x-
tepllonal lilnh class entertainment in
this city during the convention days.
Other forms of entertainment wilt be
baseball gniiie by teams of theTexns-
Oklahoma U-ague and boxing bouts
by some of the best liHlie performers
in the country who can bo brought
here for the occasion.
MAX AKRF.STKD IN ABBMOKE
RETURNED TO FF.DEItAL PEN
MukoRoe Okla.. Feb. 14. John
Bninoniiusk wanted on 11 clwire of
escaping from tho federal penitentiary
ut New lliivon Conn. nfier serving
two month nf a twoyeur sint-iice
Imposed for th ollogiil theft of 10
barrels of whisky w brought her
today from Ardmorc nnd will lie re-
turned to he penitentiary tonight. 11"
wa convicted three year nso.
Rome. 1'opo Benedict conferred the
decoration of Knight of the Order nt
St. Gregory the (Ireul on Juine Me-
Craw of Uklaliomo.
ARDMORE AUTOMOBILE SHOW
March 9 10 11 and 12
STEP . LIVELY!
A HOUSE FULL OF
THAN ONE FILLED
with poodle dogs
WOMAN WITH FAD FOR ADOPT-
INU'BAIUKS OFFERS HEART-
THRIIIl Mill IKWiimivi.'ivi:
i u a v a aw ' II a . ' A
Atlanta Co. Feb. 14. .Mrs. Eva
May Swain daughter of Mrs. Alice
South admitted to representatives
of the neorgra board of public welfare
In Jackson yesterday that she had
emulated her mother In adopting a
number cf children us her own and
that sho obtained- them in Atlanta ac
cording to announcement made here
by officials of the Georgia commission
- Her admission it was said followed
the statement Saturday of Mrs. South
that the children were obtained from
St. Mary's maternity hoHpital operat
ed by Mrs. M. T. Mitchell where the
Atlanta woman herself obtained eleven
babies including two pairs of "twins'
and "triplets;" that she aided her
daughter in her Kcheme and that the
father was not aware of the fact that
the chlhlren were not his own.
Last night Mrs. Mitchell who at
first said the young ones did not come
from her hospital refuse! to either
affirm ir deny the truth of the as.
sertions of mother and daughter.
According to advices from Jackson-
ville Mrs. Swain was reticent regard-
ing Hie alleged adoptiou of the child-
ren she Is said to have obtained on
several occasions during extended
visits to her mot Her here. "I have
notified the children's home society
of Florida and havo given them tile
names of the children where they
were born and who their parents are"
she was quoted as saying.
When shown messages concerning
her daughter's alleged secret adoption
of children Mrs. South said
"Well il's every bit true and its
another story of mother love; my
daughter grew tired of lavishing her
affections on a house full of poodl
dogs anl 1 helped her to secretly ob
tain her babies and give 'birth' to
them in my home."
Mrs. Swain is the only daughter of
Mr. und Mrs. South and now is 34
years old Just li years younger
than her mother.
In 1909 she was married to (ii-orgft
I'ew a machinist of Richmond Va.
Mrs. South said. Their marriage was
an utter failure and after four years
they separated. Xo children had
blessed their home.
"liva May promptly obtained a dl-
vorce and one year later In 191
she became the wife f William H.
Swain of Jacksonville. l was un
electrician for the Construction Kn-
einccring Company and had a good
Job. Their married life was happy
from the start and their little Jioine
In the whole World. But two y.nr
pawed und no children came and Eva
May Was bitterly disappointed.
"I.Ike myself she had a great de
sire for children but through it ull
fIio loved her husband devotedly
Just as devotedly as 1 lov mine
Jacksonville Fla. Feb. 14. Willis
II. Swain husband of the daughter of
Mrs. T. A. South said tmlay ho had
aiways bi'eii under the Impreoslon
the children Were their own.
"Mrs. Swain in tears refused to dis-
cuss the mattar' he sail. "I have
not questioned her closely nnd while
1 can hardly bring myself to be
lieve she has deceived me. It make
little difference as I believe that
whatever she did sh did believing
It was right."
MEMBER OF HOUSE
Oklahoma City. Feb. 14. Victor
M. 1nke Jr. representative from
Pushmataha county who Friday
sent a letter of resignation to
OcoTftn Sehwiihe ttpenker of the
house will not carry out his Inten-
tion to resign ho said here to-
day. Locke's action was consid-
ered nn oppression of displeasure
ut the refusal of the house to
approve the bill providing for a
hospital for former service men
"My whole object In this session
Is to get for soldier tho help from
the mate that they need Immedi-
ately" Mr. Loeko Mid. "I shall
stay with tho fight to the finish.
We are going to try iiKiiln on the
new hospital proposition."
. Mr. Loeko returned here today
from Dallas where lie went after
sending hi resignation to Mr
Bchwnbe. No action hud been
taken on tho resignation.
I ' ' ' . " . ' !
This photograph shows some of the ponies that will be used bv the American polo t:am which hopes to bring
the International trophy back to the U. S. The string Just arrived from America Is being led on the Downs Tldworth.
England by one of the best ponies of the group Teddy Roosevelt. Five of them took part in the 1914 contest in this
country when the British lifted the cup.
JUDGE LANDIS IS
SOUGHT IN HOUSE
CONGRESSMAN WELTY PREFERS
CHARGES OF "HIGH CRIMES
AND MISDEMEANORS" AT
Washington Fob. 14. Federal
Judgo Kcnesaw Mountain I.ainlls of
Chicago was impeached In tho house
of representative today by Repre-
sentative Welly Democrat Ohio who
charged him with ."high crimes and
misdemeanors" in connection with tils
acceptance of thp position of supreme
arbiter of baseball at a salary of
$12500 a year.
Should the house decide to insti-
tute procccMiugs against JuJgo Xxuulia
on tho basis of Mr. Welly's charges
a formal trial before the bar of the
house will be held and a decision
Tendered. Mr. Welty did not Intro-
duce a resolution proposing impeach-
ment as is tin. usual procedure. In
such matters. Instead ho arose to
"a question of thigh personal privi-
lege" and announced that he "im-
peached" tho Judge.
Representative Welty refused to
grant a rcqutsit of Senator Dial of
South Carolina that he Include in his
proposed Impeachment proceodings
against Federal Judge Kindts the
statement attributed to the Judge that
officials of an Ottawa Ills. bank wero
responsible for an Vnibezzlement by a
clerk of the bank because they paid
the clerk only $90 a month.
Representative Welty has announced
that he would bring impeachment pro
ceedings against Judge Luudls be
cause of his acceptance as baseball
In presenting his case Representa
tive Welty said 1 list riot of Columbia
supreme court had entered a Judgment
of $240000 against the American und
National leagues nnd the individual
111 clubs composing these organizations
"for having violated tho Sherman anti-
trust law." He also said a grand
Jury at Chicago had indicted 10 base-
ball players 011 chnrges of "throwing"
the l'.'lii world series and added:
"After the bast -ball associations wero
found guilty under cur law of being
a trust and while the fine of $240000
(Continued from page II
CORN WHISKY AND
OIL FIELD KILLING
Wichita Kansas 14. The morning
After In Augusta Kansas Is mile
cast of here Is peaceful though
shaky It wa reported here today.
Following the attack uprn the Jail
last niKht by a mob said to have
been enraged over the probably fatal
shooting of Charles Formnn an oil
worker by iH-tecUve A I Roger dur-
ing a disturbance at a dance hull
the town wo quiet thl morning ac.
cording to Chief of Police Claude C
"We do not expect any more trou-
ble" he said "but are p?xed for
It If it happens. There are no extra
guard In the Jail. The outbreak was
caused by u gang of worker from
the oil field who are habitual dis-
regarded nf tho law."
Corn whisky and vanilla extract
are said to have been the chief
causes of the disturbance.
Preliminary hearing of Everett For-
man brother of the wounded man
will bo held today or tomorrow the
chief said but he did not know what
rhnrgns would bo placed against the
Late yesterday a rrowd of men
estimated to number between 300 and
400 gathered around the police sta-
tion demanding possession of the of-
ficer who shot Formon. Chief Wheel
however had prepared for emergen-
cies by enlisting a numbrr of deputies
and several deputies from the cher-
iff ottVw in Eldorado came to hi
TEAM'S PONIES ARRIVING IN ENGLAND
AND THE DEEP SEA
ON ROAD MATTER
LITIGATION SEEMS PROBAUIj:
RE(JARI)IJ-:.SS OF WHICH WAY
THE CAT JUMPS; MEETING
The board of county commissioners
recessed Saturday afternoon until
Tuesday morning whvn the will re-
sumu tho regular work of tho term.
The question of (signing a contract
for the constru..jon of the gravel road
between 'Lone Crow and Jlealdtoii
will be the principal topic f discus-
sion and many citizens are hoping
that final disposition will be inude of
the matter. From current report it
seems Jthat tin; commissioners will
face litigation no matter what uctton
they take. It they sign the contract
with Munry brothers that Is being
urged by the highway department
Baker and Ellis through their at-
torneys are prepared to tie matters
up In the courts on the other hand
if they refuse to sikii the contract
with either of the contractors they
will face litigation us the gross pro-
duction tax money that wus trans-
ferred by a resolution of the board
to the third district in which Is locat-
ed the highway under controversy
will be the bone of contention and
un Injunction asked to prevent tho
commissioners from ihe third district
4rom spending more than his proia't
which totals $170000.
Just what action tint board Will
take has not been Intimated but it
1 predicted that the iitt'alr will be
finally dispose! of tomorrow.
County engineer I. (i. MeCulley
stated this niornintg that it was his
personal opinion that some definite
uction would bo taken in the road
matttr ut once. He stated that It had
been intimated to him by the stat
highway department that a pledge
or resolution by the incoming board
of county commissioners Insuring a
patrol system of maintalnanee be In-
stalled as soon us the road was built
in order to make nny repairs neces-
sary on the highway us soon hs a
break appeared would simplify .mat-
ters. Tho roal Is divided Into four
districts and by a latrol system it
could be kept in constant repair at a
Mr. MeCulley statid that question
of local gravel was another quetln
that was receiving consi lerahlo ut.
tentlon ut his hands especially that
which would apply to tho west end
of the road. II" said that the pit at
Lone Grove 011 the Taliaferro farm
was of excellent quality und he be-
lieved that another bed could be found
closer to tlve west end.
The new boarl nf county commis-
sioners will consist of Koy M. Johnson
from the first ilistrict Marian Pierce
from tho second district and the
present chairman of the board Joe
T. Taylor from the third district. Mr.
Johnson 1 out of the city nt the pres-
ent time but I expected to return
some day thl week. Mr. MeCulley
slate that he will put the matter
up to them as soon as Mr. Johnson
St. Augustine Fla. Although sev-
eral decisions remain to be mode In
reuard to cabinet selections President-elect
Harding I eoiwldent tlx.
problem will he solved In n way nc.
ceptable to ull element of hi party.
Oklahoma tonight and Tuesday
Maximum yesterday HO degrees;
minimum last ntght 47 degrees.
TAKES UP TRAPP
WILL SETTLE QUESTION OF FIL
ING REGULAR IMPEACHMENT
PROCEEDINGS AGAINST THE
Oklahoma City. Feb. 14. As a mark
of honor to the late Tlmmas B. Fer-
guson territorial governor who died
early today tho lower house of the
legislature toduy adjourned until Tues-
"When the senate met it adopted
a motion by Luther Harrison Demo
crat to adjourn ufter the regular or
der nf business out of respect to the
All rules ami business under fpecial
call in tho house goes over until
Tuesday. Included in the latter was
consideration of the report of tho In
vestigating committee which Inf-'t week
recommended impeachment of Lieut
Governor M. E. Trapp for alleged
Irregularities In private bond pur-j
chases in Seminole and Adair coun-
ties. When tho chamber met a resolution-
proposing adjournment was In-
troduced by It. A. Everhurt E. A.
Herod Jerry Coover and V. M. Locke
Ben F. Harrison Democrat Hughes
county suRgested that Inusmuch ns
the house would recess tomorrow
while the body lay in stHte it would
be proper to adjoin 11 tomorrow In-
stead of today. Speaker Schwabe
however stated that It was the cus-
tom to adjourn on the date of death
and the resolution wa adopted. The
resolution also provided for appoint-
ment of a committee of five members
to represent the house ut the funeral
and a committee of five to draft reso-
lutions of condilence.
Speaker Schwabe appointed the fol-
lowing committee to attend the funer-
(Contlnued on Pug Two)
GLASS FACTORY IN
CITY IS PROBABLE
For several years Ardmore has been
prominently mentioned as a place to
liM-nte. a large glass manufacturing
plant but so far nothing definite ha
been accomplished however at this
lime there seems to be a possibility of
a factory being located here anil at
present Mr. Cooper of Ada a repre-
sentative of a glass factory In tho
city his been in consultation with
James I'.nrron secretary of Ihe Cham-
ber of Commerce nnd the matter will
be brought before the directors nt
once. Mr. Cooper says he will In-
i-.a iftnlk u n nil tlnhnwitti mit nut ! H1.
jacnt to the city. These deposit are
situated north south nnd east of the
city and are pronounced by exports
to be the best for mnklng glas that
ha so far been discovered in the
The factory nt Ada has-been secur-
ing It sand from Hickory but the
deposit I gradually playing nut nnd
they must seek another location or
go out of business.
Mr. Cooper stated that the factor-
ies in tho cast were seeking other
localities for the reason that fuel was
becoming so high that it wn pro-
hibitive for firing tho kilns. He was
nnxlou to secure n natural ga sup-
ply for fuel but the secretory Inform-
d hint that thl would be practically
impossible Inasmuch a the rigwn
of the city had first call on the sup-
ply nnd they would resent It being
disposed of to manufacturing plant.
Mr. Cooper stated that he could use
fuel oil of which there Is an abund-
ant supply In this locality In lieu nf
ran provided the faiHory Is loratd
The factory would manufacture plate
Rtttss of all kinds ns well as the art
designs and would give employment
to between 300 nnd 600 employes.
Mr Barron state that the matter
will 4 taken up to see what ran
be done toward locating glasa fac-
1MU1 I U 1U1JL
!N AFFAIRS OF THE
HAKDIM Yll.li SET FOKTH IN
INAUGURAL ADDRESS DETERM-
INATION TO FOLLOW THE
HANDS OFF POLICY
St. Augustine Fla. Feb. 14. A plea
that the nation forget the animosities
and partisanship of the after-war
period is expected to form the key
note of Warren O. Harding's mes-
sage to his fellow countrymen when
he comes into tho presidency.
Although the Inaugural address Is
far from complete it was learned
today that considerable work has been
done toward its preparation and that
th subjects it Is to cover had vir
tually been selected. It Is under
stood 11 will be very brief and will
attempt no detulled discussion of any I
of the problems niiting solution.
One of the outstanding features is
expected to be nn appeal for confi
dence in the nation's business stability
linked with nn assurance that during
the next four years the administration
will keep away from meddling meth-
ods in its relations with the business
Detailed statements of a taxation
policy however Is to be reserved until
congress lias been called into special
session probably in April. It is be-
lieved Mr. Harding's address will
touch very briefly on the question of
an international peace association nnd
will tersely pledge the Incoming ad-
ministration to use its best efforts
to secure a pence agreement compati-
ble with American aspirations. There
Is expected also to be a word of
friendship for Mexico and tho rest
of Latiji-Americu. 1
Most of the real work of tho put-
ting his Ideas Into language probably
will not be done until next week. He
has u heavy appointment list during
the next few days and by Saturdny
will have heard the advice of several
prominent party leaders including
Chas. Evans Hughes generally under-
stood to be the prospective secretary
Mr. Hughes is expected to reach St.
(Continued on Page Two)
The Blighting Sin of Neglect Destroys
Pulsing Heartbeats of Patriotism
When our boys were marching away to the World War
and our hearts were heavy as we gathered at the station to
give them refreshments and bid them goodbye we did not
think that we would withhold from doing so small a thing as
buying a tree to be set out on a Road of Remembrance in
their honor. "
When they had reached France and took their places
in the line of battle and stopped the German march to Paris
and to the conquering of the world we did not think then
that we would be careless and unthoughtful about honoring
our boys in any way we could.
When the first great drive was made against our boys
and they were under the withering fire and poisoned gas of
the Herman army and the French gave orders to retreat and
our men sent back word that thoy were unacquainted with'
the word retreat and by their standing gave the whole
armies of the allies the courage that led on to victory our
blood ran hot with devotion to our boys and our hearts were
aflame with love for America we did not know then that we
would not give so much as one tree' to be placed on a Mem-
orial Highway in honor of the boys who fell in battle.
When the Carter county lads were assembled in Central
Park and with tears running down our faces we promised
them that we would build a memorial in their honor we
did not know then that we would not only neglect to keep
that pledge but that we would neglect to give so much as
the price of one tree for a Memorial Highway.
The Ardmoreite has set aside every February to work
for the extension of the Memorial Highway to encourage
the beautifying of the cemetery and to lend encouragement
to setting trees and roses throughout the city and county.
This year besides frequent publicity of the work we sent
out 500 letters to citizens of the county asking for a state-
ment of the number of trees and roses each would plant and
giving opportunity to buy one or more trees for the Road of
Aitnougn plenty ot lime has oecn given lor nil re-
sponses to be in yet here is a
Dr. A. Y. Kasterwood $1 for two pecan trees
for the Memorial Highway.
V. W. Merrick $1 for two pecan trees.
O. C. Lasher $1.75 for one shade tree.
T. Lee Hopson $1.75 for one shade tree.
We are not discouraged. We know that the Road of
Remembrance is n worthy undertaking. We know that people
here for many many years will appreciate the progressive
spirit of these people and when the road begins to make a
showing of beauty we will begin to realize how wisely we
It is our intention to keep up the work from year to
year. Everything worth doing is worth suffering pains of
disappointment and even fear of failure to which has been
added a bit of humiliation to accomplish.
To those who might be inclined to minimize our efforts
we would like to say that The Ardmoreite has not only been
diligent In the work but that in the interest of forest trees
last year it gave more money than any other firm or indi-
vidual in the city and will probably do the flame thing this
We are not discouraged we are only getting ready to
Cold commercialism never pressed a pillow under Uie
head of a dying soldier.
The blighting 'in of neglect would make it impossible
ever to raise another army of the young manhood of. thl
OF OLD OKLAHOMA
Thomas Ferguson Closely
Identified With Political
Civic History of State
Died This Morning
WAS CLOSE FRIEND OF
OF HIS ACTIVITIES IN
PUBLIC LIFE MAKES INTER-
ESTING CHAPTER IN HISTORY
Oklahoma City Feb. 14. Thomas B.
Ferguson fi;l years old former terri-
torial governor of Oklahoma died early '
today at a hospital here. He hud
been ill three years. An operation
was performed a week ago which It
was thought until Saturday might
cause him to regain his health. A
relapse howe Sr occurred Saturday
and blool transfusions failed to stay
his rapid decline. His death had beer
expected hourly since then.
Walter Ferguson son of the form-
er governor has been with his fathr
constantly since last .Monday. llif
widow also survives him.
Funeral arrangements have not
been made but It is understood burial
will be ut Watonga his Inme. Ar-
rangements for the funeral will lie
by the governor's otfico ul the stale
Mr. Ferguson married Miss Eva
Shnrtel -of Sedan Kansas. He had
two smis Walter Ferguson of Okla-
homa City and Lieutenant T. IS.
(Trad) Ferguson who died while In
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