Daily Ardmoreite (Ardmore, Okla.), Vol. 28, No. 152, Ed. 1 Friday, April 8, 1921 Page: 4 of 8
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FRIDAY APRIL 8 1921.
THE DAILY ARDMOREITE
AKDMOliEI I G I'l HUSHING CO.
Afternoons (Except Saturday) and
Full Leased Associated Press Wire.
Entered at Ardmore Okla.. Postoffice
as Second Class Mall
City Editor 53S
Society Editor 533
Business Office 5
Advertising Department 5
MEMBFn ASSOCIATED I'KES.S
The Associates Press is exclusively
entitled to 1h use for re-publlcation of
all news dispatches credited to or not
otherwise credited In this paper and
also to the local news published herein.
FRIDAY APRIL 8 1921.
A PROMISE FULFILLED.
The Ardmoreite la a ' fair-minded
paper a paper which desires to see
equal justice done to all persons and
all parties in all thinjrs.
Being a fairpapor it endeavors to
handle the news both local and tele-
graph in an; Impartial manner while
its editorial fcollcy calls for an honest
j and just expression of opinion In all
things upon all matters and on all
Such being the case we feel that the
spirit of justice should prompt this
; paper speaking editorially to thank
In behalf of the Democrat party of
Ardmore the Republicans of this com
munity for the manner in which as in
dividuals they kept their word and
helped the Democrats put across the
ticket at the late election.
Months ago representative Repub
licans assured the Democrats of Ard
more that' if the Democrats put out
a clean ticket with a personnel of
strong upstanding men they as the
members of the party of the opposition
would not work to down it but would
do all that could consistently be done
to bring about its election.
The returns from Tuesday's election
shows that this promise was not made
of empty words but that It was a prom-
ise made to be kept a promise which
In thanking the Republicans of Ard-
more for demonstrating the fact that
they meant what they said we feel
' that It would not be Inopportune at
this time to urge upon the Democrats
the great political good which can be
accomplished through letting this
nerve as an object lesson a lesson
which will' prompt the leaders of the
city's Democracy to continue at each
succeeding election to nominate only
men who are of proven worth and un
questioned Integrity and business abil-
ity. THIS HAS A MORAL.
Charging Incompetence and Ineffi-
ciency with hints at mal administra-
tion the Oklahom.m took an active
part In the recent municipal election
In that city in smashing the alleged
The Ardmoreite Is not In a position
1 to know much of the conditions as they
existed In the state's metropolis but
It readily sees the influence of the
; press as shown In the outcome nt
-Oklahoma City last Tuesday the in-
fluence which can be exerted for good
and which properly nppli-Hl leads the
masses of voters to respond to th
general call for clean politics.
If there was a machine in Oklahoma
City that machine Is broken. If there
was a ring of machino politicians In
charge of Oklahoma City's affairs that
ring no longer exists. And the break-
ing of the machine the rending of the
ring was made possible through and
by the war which the Oklahoman
The day of machine politics Is passed.
The day of power fur political rings
Is now history. The lirxiest votes of
honest lntentioned men and women
supplant the votes of the ward-lueU-rs
and repeaters In evwy city in every
county in every rtute and purity In
politics coupled with efficiency will
roan develop to such an rxtnDt that
all efforts to elert officers worthy or
unworthy through gag rule will be
Ardmore at Tuesday's (.lection K-( t-
ed the entire lraocratic ticket. The
Republicans practically offered no ex-
position. Months ago the P.i publicans
of this city told th-ir Democrat com-
patriots that they would help elect a
clean ticket Ardmore Democrat put
out a clean ticket and the Ri publicans
kept their word.
The outcome In Oklahoma City with
th outcome in Ardmore afford a
moral which those Interested in BUte
politics might do well to heed.
SPAIN NO lANfiFR IV M RKET
FOR AMERICAN COTTON
Washington April ". Spain I up
imrently ahnt off as a market for
American cotton for the time b"lnir
according to Commercial Attache
Charles IT. Cunningham nt Madrid
prho Informed the department nf com-
merce today thnt Spain wx over-
HockM w-lth cotton and cotton t x-
lll. Under normal olrcums'anccs ho
leclared fpnln wouM hi lh: rvn
f the yr.ir bo able to consume uNvit
100000 mure bales of American eotum
Itit ther In now a surplus which will
ttvbably last about six months.
Oklahoma City. -Governor J. R. A.
Robrrtsitfi Issued a statement saying
he u not yet determined on the
tour he would tuk to attempt to
DbUIn funds for the finmrlnii of stnte
flepartments ui.d Institutions for the
next two yctirx. These departmensN
Were left dentltute when the Wlsliv
lure adjourned without having s.gn.'
th appropriation bills.
OWN VOIR HOME.
Working in the interests of the gtn-
eneral community working in un un
selfish effort to aid in the accomplish-
nient of tho greatest good for the great-
est number of Deoole. the nrwtmawis
all over the country have been during
the past several months devoting con-
siderable editorial space to urging the
people of the different communities
throughout the country to "own your
The dailies In the larger cities and
the weeklies in the smaller communi-
ties have joined in this matter until
there now seems to be a nation-wide
and well directed campaign being con
ducted in the home-ownership line.
We havo had the good fortune to
read many able editorials upon this
subject editorials penned by some of
the best writers upon some of the
best newspapers. But one of the
strongest appeals for home-ownership
we have read is contained In an adver-
tisement carried In a small town week-
ly by a local lumber dealer.
This dealer is located in a small
place not a hundred miles from Ard-
more. The entire population of the
town were a census taken tomorrow
would fall below one thousand inhabi
tants. The population of the trade
territory contributory to that town
must be comparatively small yet the
lumber dealer a wido-awake man real
izing that he can do good devotes a
few of his dollars to space to be used
in the "small town p'iper" for the gen-
In urging home-ownership upon his
neighbors this man says in part:
"The home feeling Is an asset of the
highest value for it pays richly in a
sense of self respect of more respon-
sible citizenship of moral poise as a
member of the community besides giv-
ing profound personal satisfaction and
enriching the spiritual values that
arise out of family ties and affections.
Taken all In all you can make no other
Investment that is so rich in returns
both sentimental and practical as ii
having your own home."
Tcthaps it the floods of Western Okla-
homa had have come in time they might
have been strong enough to wash away
all the sins of the house of representa-
tives. The state observer says that n"
peaches and plums and apples and
pears havo been killed. A local ob-
server says they are not. Time will
settle the point in controversy.
The eighth general assembly r.f the
state of Oklahoma is a thing of the
past. The hope for provision for the
disabled Oklahoma soldiers may be
classed In the Fame list of things Which
might have been.
nl;nt T.iinn nnm inates Senator Car-
lock for Governor of Oklahoma. Know-
ing the senator pretty well we feel will
ing to second the nomination anu auu
to this a few dimes In the shape of a
side bet that he can be elected.
Ardmore has a street car line. Few
cities of Oklahoma can sav more. Ard-
more's street car line however starts
nntvWo nnd eoes nowhere. Few Okla
homa cities can say so much for their
street railway systems. Chickaslia.
Bob Story of the Durant IVmocrat
h. ctnrto.l ii po-to-ctuireli-on-Suiul'iy
campaign. The idea is a good one and
snirir.st that "liob ' nnRht CIO well o
putting a few of this movement to work
in his own general direction some u-u.
PLANS UNDER WAY
TO REPEAL EXCESS
Washington April 8. Rupgestlons as
to the means of raising the four bil-
lion dollars of revenue necessary for
the conduct of the national govern-
ment durinit the next fiscal year will
be sent to congress early ne.t week
Secretary Mellon said today. Discus-
sion of sources which may be tapped
by the new tax pnrgrum will be con-
clude! probably Saturday by the treas
ury secretary and his sturr or au-
visers. Thus far It was stated definite de-
cision has been reached on only one
question repeal of the excess profits-1
tax. Mr. Mellon has not decided wnat
form of levy will supplant It.
It appeared that no determination
has been reached regarding redemp-
tion of the so-called floating debt or
short term treasury certificates of In-
debtedness totaling around J2 770. 000-
i'00 In other than the present fashion
of re-issuing certificates. This phase
of federal financing as well as the
retirement of J 1.1 00000.000 in victoty
notes due in two years Is regarded
as being Inseparably linked with the
Action on the certificate payment
and maturing victory notes may be
left for determination by congress In
connection with the disposition of the
great wartime debt which it has been
proposed to fund into long term londs.
Former Secretary Houston had plan-
ned to rnenjo the victory notes Into
a floating debt to be retired as are
tiie certificates of Indebtedness but
sentiment in congress for a funding
of thn entire outstanding debt may
bring a change In that arrangement.
NATIONAL AGREEMENT DM)
NOT LEAD TO MORE JOBS
Chicago April 8. There was no In-
ereiiso In tho number of men em-
ployed following the ndoption of the
nat'onul agreements nnd nono follow-
ing tho Abolition of piece work but
there vrn an Increase following the
Installation of the elght hnur day when
tho rl!roos were under government
control .according to Frnnk MrMun
nmv ssslstant director of operations
of the United Rtatca railroad Admin-
istration testifying before tho rail-
rond labor board here
The facts do nut Justify the con-
clusion that thrre wn nn Inrrenso In
costs or a rtecrensn In efficiency dun
to the national urn emcn'n r Ihe
abolition of piece Mrk. " i el Mr. Mc-Manamy.
The Boys and Girls Newspaper
CmrllM 1921 AuMltt Editor!
WATCH FOR OLD MAN
FROST WHEN SETTING
OUT TOMATO PLANTS
(Fifth day of "Backyard Gardening")
Not once in all the writer's gar-
dening experience has he made a
plot and not allowed an especially
large amount of space bjr radishes.
Radishes are quick to grow taking
from 3 to 5 weeks and they can ba
planted continuously a new crop
being sown immediately after an-
other has been used up. Commence
sowing about the middle of next
month. j?lant thickly and thin out
Lima beans are those things you
have to train on long poles once
they start growing. Because they
do twine and spread out you must
allow about 3 feet of space between
rows. Set out the seeds about the
first of May. Plant them in a placa
where the sun will strike the sprouts
all through the day.
Wax bean plants grow closer to
the ground than lima beans and
are more of a bush. Only about a
foot of space need be allowed be
tween rows. They may bo planted
about the same time lima beans are.
He careful cot to run into a frost
when setting out tomato plants.
Generally the middle or last of May
is ?. safe time but never put them
oi:t when the weather is doubtful
'i H- first day out the tomato plant
should be covered with a large cone
made from a newspaper sheet with
a ventilation hole in the top. This
wards oS the heat of the sun which
might otherwise wilt the sprout.
Keep the sets well watered. It is
a good idea to cover them with the
newspaper cones at night too till
they have taken a good hold in the
The ground around all your
plants should be kept well broken.
About once a week use your hoe
and trowel in loosening up the earth
at the base of each stalk. Be care-
ful not to dig into the stem or roots
of the plant.
. Poor Frail Little Girl
She could swing a six-pound dumb
She could fence and she could box;
She could row upon the river
She could clamber 'mong the rocks;
She could polf from morn till
And play tennis all day long;
Put she couldn't help her mother
'Cause 6he wasn't very strong.
STORY IN GEORGIA
Covington Ca. A'pril S. Evidence In
Oic trial of John S. Williams chargiAl
with the murder of one of 11 negroes
who met death after federal investi-
gation into alleged peonuge started on
his farm was concluded here Thursday.
The only witness for the defense was
Williams himself who told the Jury:
"I am as Innocent as man can be."
Williams tuld the jury he had told
frderal agents the might -be technically
guilty vf peonage if t'iwir statement as
to the federal lawn were correct nnd
wild Clyde .Manning.negro farm boss
had told him the auents said Manning
was "as guilty as Williams was."
Williams confined his testimony to
the cases of J.iinlsay 1'etorson Harry
I'rice and Willie Preston three marries
(imwniil in Newton county. lie is spe-
cifically on trial for the death of Pres-
Ctiurt recesscj f. r lunch when Wil-
liams left the stand and the arguments
were assigned to start at tho afternoon
resslon each s'tin to have three speak-
ers. "Like most farmers' 1 have bonded
out negroes and wcirkid them" Wil-
liams told the jury but ssuld he paid
these men wages.
He told of th federal Invesl igation
.vtarlc last February and said that
when the government ngeutx Informed
him that working bonded negroes con-
stituted peonage he ri plied that he
mig'lit have been technically guilty of
that but "(ieorgia farmers were if their
definition was correct."
Mis farm hands he said were will
fed and well clothed.
Williams declared the last time he
saw Preston Price unJ Peterson wan
when they obtained a iin from him u(
V ai.jii ci In - order that they might
visit their homes. Charlie Chistiom. an-
other negro und .Manning Williams
I' stifled also obtained u small loan
and went off.
"That was the last 1 saw ct these
boys" Wiliianii declared. The next day
Williams said. Manning tuld him the
three "went ilT."
j Williams said Clyde Manning's moth
er aske I him to take In Mi and other of
her i i.lldren take care of 'them as he
saij the mother cuiild not ountrol them.
Ik- told of paying doctor' bills and try-
ing "to make them do rirht."
"As far tis this case is concerned I
nm absolutely innocent." said Williams.
"That's about all I can say" he con-
cluded and left tho stand.
liefore the Kt.-ite rrstdj its ca.se lien
Mannlrii' wife- of Clyde Manning tes
For skin blemishes
Don't be annoyed and MnbnrTURned
tiDT longer by nn ugly blotchy sitln.
Apply a little lU-sluol Ointment and
ue Rcslnol Soup fur your toilet
then note how much letter your skin
look nnd feels. TliU wholesome
treatment suldom falls to restore
Umt lienlthy color aud clarity of
Klein which every man desires.
rtoslnnl Flwvlnf PtlrV ootre tomW
kln. J hrttthm prviiuctl at M drvf
TO. BDptt Llttlt Partr III tlx WwU
TODAY'S GREAT PERSON
April 8 Your Birthday?
- Alfred Allen playwright and
author born in Alfred N. Y. April
8 1866. He was educated at Har-
vard John Hopkins and Columbia
University. He was editor and a
staff member of several dramatic
publications. Among his best
works is "Jack the Giant Killer."
A FAMILIAR QUOTATION
(Who wrote it?)
They altvays talk who never think.
"When Freedom from kor mountain
T'nfurled her standard to the air
She tore tho azure robe of night.
And set the stii.ru of glory there.
Joseph Drake "The American Flag".
Inserting the proper letters in
place of the dashes you will find a
well-known quotation about a friend
fAnswerto yesterday's: Buried
cities are (1) Genoa; (2) Cork.
NUTS TO CRACK
What insect frequents the school
(Answer to yesterday's: "Why Is
there water in a watermelon?" Be-
cause it is planted in Uie spring.)
The ice cream parlor near the
high school put up a sign: "Our
spoons are not medicine to be
taken after eating."
What Do Elephants Eut?
Vegetables. They seem to have
no desire to eat flesh.
MAKE A GARDEN
tified in corroboration of her husband's
statements that on the night Peterson
Willie Preston and Harry' Price were
last seen ulive Williams carried them
and Manning and Charlie Ohisbolm off
in his car.
Sheriff B. L. Johnson of Newton
county testified that Manning identi-
fied the bodies of Preston Peterson und
Price found in Newton county rivers
and tjld where the other bodies could
Williams told of hearing later that
the negroes bodies had been fouYd.
"Whoever put the bodies In the river
did it for a purpose" ho naid. "If 1
had done this crime gentlemen 1 would
have hud plenty of time to jet Where
they could not have put their bunds
Williams said he "was jointly accus-
ed" and added that what "they had
done t-o Siim (Manning) to make him
uccuse me 1 don't know."
ARD.MORK MAN MK.MBKK
Or' ZKTA TAl SOC1KTV
Norman April S. Twenty-eight
members of Idta Tan petitioning local
fraternity at the I'liiverslty ut Oltla-
i.una were initiated us Oklahoma i vi-
ta Kappa of Alpha Tau Omega in cere-
monies at Oklahoma. Citv Saturday.
A charter was grantfd by the nation-
al fraternity to the loeul recently. Ini-
tiation of new men und installation of
the first Alpha Tan Oim g.i chapter
in Oklahoma was held til the ljuc kms
hotel Saturday iiioin.n und iificrniioi)
and a formal bumiuit for alumni visit ing
members of the fiaternity und
members of the fraternity und mem-
bers of the installing party was held
at the Savoy hotel Oklahoma l"lty.
isil'tiday night. i
52ein Tau wus announced at the I'nl-
vcrsity of Oklah ma March Ha m'U.
Among the metnb'is whr. were initiuw-d
into the national frutcrnit) wus Frui k
tiillam of Ardmore.
Vso Ardmoreite Want Ads for sure
in our shop the best mechanics pos-
sible and they are especially skilled
in giving "The Most Service for the
Least Money" on the cars we handle.
WARD MOTOR CO.
"Mosf Service for the Least Money"
E B JAMES Manager
Ediltd by Join H Millar
"I'LL 'STICK UP FOR
THE NEWSIES" HE SAYS
Irving Slown is seventeen and a
newsboy with a "corner" at Broad-
way and Thirty-fourth streets New
York City. One day recently some
one had him taken before Magis-
trate McQuade of New York and
charged him with "making an un-
usual and improper noise to the
inconvenience of the pedestrians"
passing his stand.
"It's perfectly ridiculous to bring
up cases like this" said the Magis-
trate after he had listened to the
testimony. "And furthermore a
newspaper boy with his cries of
'extra' is a public benefit instead of
a nuisance." Is there a newsboy
amongst us who doesn't agree?
Look at the too card of a deck of
cards. Let us suppose it is the ace
of spades. Place it face out at the
back of the deck. Hold the pack be-
fore your audience with the faces
forward. In this position you can-
not see what the top card of the deck
Say: "The top card is the acc of
spades. Am 1 not right?" Of course
you aren't for the ace of spades is
at the back of the deck.
Pretend to have made a mistake.
Put the deck behind your back and
say : "The next card I will show you
will be the ace of spades."
While you hold the cards behind
your back bring the ace of spades
to the front of the deck so that when
you hold the pack up that caid will
be in sight of the audience. Then
turn the bottom card which we'll
suppose is the ten of hearts over so
that when you hold the deck before
you you can see what it is.
Bringing the pack in front again
say: "Now isn't the top card the ace
of spades?" They'll agree that it is
and you glancing at the back card to
see what it is say: "And the next
I show you will be the ten of hearts."
Bring the pack behind your back
again shift the bottom card to the
front turn over the last card and
again allow the audience to see the
front of the deck. .
T'eep this up for a short time only
for the trick is easily discovered.
Scheduled For Week
Daughter of Confederacy. The
Chickasaw Chapter of the U. 1. C will
meet Saturday afternoon with Mrs.
George Alvis Poulter apartments.
Use Ardmoreite Want Ads -'or suro
RECOMMENDS A FRENCH
"I van a. stomach sufferer for 17
years" wrote Mrs. Leebrick. "Tried
everything thut was Hinrgested bui
no relief until I used Oicestoid.-i.
After taking several box oh I feel that
1 am entirely cured."
MGF.ST01DS Is tho trade name of
a purely vegetable digestive mildly
laxative. The favorite prescription
of a French physician for stubbyru
indigestion nnd constipation.
Get a packapo of DIGKSTOIDS to-
day on a Money Back Guarantee til
your druggist CO ccuM.
Sneed's Display of
The largest and most complete ever shown
FIBER SEA GRASS SPLITW00D
The three most popular and serviceable materials for
porch and outdoors furniture. Chairs Rocker3 Tables
Settees Fern Boxes Muffin Stands Children's Rockers
Foot Stools in fact everything for the poi'ch and sun
parlor. Natural Gray and Frosted Brown are the fin-
ishes and the prices are very low.
Special Maple Rocker split wood seat $3.95
Porch Swings in Oak Fiber and Maple.
Sneed's Saturday Special
Oak Duoioid $55.00
We have just placed on our floor fourteen three-piece
Duofold Suites and as many different style Duofolds.
Oak suites in Golden Fumed and Wax finishes covered
in Blue Mulberry and Taupe Velours at prices even
lower than you will expect ft ml a small cash payment
v lil deliver any of these suites to your home - - then you
can pay for it as you earn. If you need a dufold be
sure and see this big display.-
HERRICK REFRIGERATORS BEST BY TEST
tests have put the Her-
rick above all others.
A cash payment of only
will deliver your Iler-
rick. You may have
all summer to pay the
balance. We will take
your old refrigerator in
a part payment.
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