Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 30, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 23, 1918 Page: 1 of 16
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OKLAHOMA CITY THURSDAY MAY 23 1918
Price 2 Ceoti
-RED GROSS DRIVE
City Campaigners Will Wot
Drop Wor'.; Here
DESPERATE NEED SHOWN
British Captain Spurs Collect-
ors to Renew Activity
The Oklahoma City Red Crota wit
fund passed tht allutled minimum t
lapoo toaiy the total reported Ming
rfl93011.SJ from 17171 pledget.
Reporti tubmltted lor the twenty-
four hours ending at noon were aa lot-
General Dean $15981.53 from 731
General Vesper 910234 23 from 79)
General Scott 910471 from 126
General Bearly 123081 from 614
General (Mrs) Overholser IllJOCM
from 1144 pledgee.
"We are glad to lie ahle to announce
that Oklahoma City has gone wfr the
top and gone over in a wonderful way.
but with making our share the execu-
tive committee does not consider we
have ended our campaign" said Rich-
ard T. Harris's at the Ked Cross war
fund luncheon this noon.
r Oat of Every Sli Give.
The women campaigners this noon
considered that ahout fO percent ol
their territory was covered Present
figures ehow that one out of every six
persons in Oklahoma City haa contrib-
uted to the war fund. There will he no
more official war fund campaign
Hunches at Chamber of Commerce but
lm igaiatoei ia supposed to con-
tbitie tmtil Monday night.
Plsns to summarily end the eityi
Bed Croat war fund campaign this
tsoon with the attaining of more
than the share assigned for the county
$160000 were abandoned owing to pres-
iore brought to hear hy Slate Cam-
paign Manager L. E Phillip.
200X000 la Needed.
Capt. Leslie Vickers of the Rritish
army on furlongh ia America arrived
in town from Independence Kan. and
told Harris! and Phillips this:
"Two nights ago speaking at a meet-
ing in St. Louis I came in direct con-
tact with Henry P. Dayison national
Red Cross director and spoke with
tiim. He said it had been a mistake
for the American Red Cross to set the
rnaf of this war fund campaign at
100000000; that it should have been
et at $200000000 or more. He said
the reason for his opinion ahoiit this
(and he has recently returned from the
war tone) was because America's share
and scope in the world war has become
an suddenly broadened and intensified.
Jwith so msny more American troops in
France and so many more wounded to
care for that the greater aum would be
reeded and that he Davison wst urg-
ing sll Red Cross workers to strive for
the highest figure possible."
Plans for' abandoning the city cam-
paign here had even gone so far that
it was Intended not to have any more
noon campaign luncheons after today.
(Continued an Pag 4 Column 1.)
JO GET EVIDENCE
OF IRISH PLOTS
Disclosures May Be Made
1 ' LONDON May 21-Evidenee con-
cerning the German plot in Ireland will
be submitted to the British cabinet to-
day by Edward Shnrtt chief secretary
for Ireland press association dis-
patch from Dublin reports. If it it
thought any part of the evidence could
or should be published compatible with
the public interest it will be done says
the dispatch which adds:
"It can be stated on the best au-
. thority that justification for the arrest
exists in tht shape of astounding evi-
dence but publication of the tsme is a
Question affecting not merely the wel-
fare of tht prisoners hut the well be-
in of tht empire."
In a dispatch to The Times from
Dublin it is suggested that the delay
in publishing the evidence of the Ger-
man plot is due to the discovery of
new evidence since the arrests.
Fasnons Attroaomer la Dead.
CHICAGO May a.-Octavt Leon
Pttitidier astronomer it dead at hit
home here -He was born in Prance
sixty-five years ago and came to
' America when 20 years old
In Fire Zone
Officer Writes Briefly of His
Experience to Judge
Gen Roy Hoffman of Oklahoma
City has been in action in the fighting
rone in ! ranee and has received his
baptism in fire according to a letter
written by the general and just received
hy Judge J U. A. Robertson.
Judge KohCrtson said tht letter was
very brief an! only informed him that
the Oklahoma City officer had been in
action and had written the letter that
RAIN BOMBS ON
Eighteen Hun Airplanes Are
Downed on Tuesday
LONDON May 21-More than 1.2O0
bombs were dropped on enemy targets
including the four large airdromes near
Ghent and Tournai during the course
of British aerial operations Tuesday
according to an official statement is-
sued today which also records that
sixteen German airplanes were de-
stroyed two driven put of control and
two observation balloons dettroytd.
Three British airplanes are missing.
During the night two more German
machines were brought down by Brit-
ish gunfire back of the lines.
Two sons of bombs were drooped on
a chloride factory at Mannheim caus-
ing three large fires and another two
tons on railway stations at Thionvlllc
and Karthaus. One machine failed to
At dawn Wednesday two formations
set out on "a long-distance raid to bomb
the important railway triangle at Liege.
All the machines reached their ob-
jectives and dropped twenty-two heavy
bombs. Those dropped by the first
formation caused three very large fires
which were burning fiercely three-
quarters of an hour later when the tec-
ond formation flew over Liege. Other
machines dropped twelve heavy bombs
on the railway stajions at Mrtz. All
the machines returned.
In Dozen Fights
By Tht Associated Press.
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY
IN FRANCE Wednesdsy May 22-
There was great aerial activity north-
west of Tout today. American aviators
participated in more than a doten com-
bats but up to an early hour tonight
they had not been able to bring down
an enemy machine.
IS GIVEN TO JURY
KANSAS CITY Mo. May 23-The
case of Mrs. Rose Pastor Stokes
charged with violation of the espionage
art was given to the jury at 2.25
o'clock this afternoon.
ITALIAN AND WIFE
MURDERED IN BED
NEW ORLEANS. May 2J.Joseph
Maggio 39 saloon keeper and mer-
chant and his wife were killed in their
beds here early today the bodies hav-
ing been cut to pieces with an ax. The
police who described the crime as one
of the most brutal ever committed
here believe that robbery wat the mo-
tive. Generally Fair
LOCAL FORICAIT Oanarally Sale
woatnar tonight and Friday not much
ohanga In temperature.
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Red Cross Nurse Defies Hun Poison;
Equipped to Go on Errand of Mercy
Red Cross Norse Wtariag Her Gat Mask.
As their work will bring them within the range of the Germans' poison gas
the American Red Cross is training its field workeri in the use of gas masks at
Camp Kearney Cat. The photo is that of a nurse in training at that place
dressed as the will be when t erring at advanced dressing stations.
30 Hun Airplanes
in Raid on Paris;
One Dead; 12 Hurt
PARIS May 23. German aviators
made another attack on Pant last night
and thit time auccerded in reaching the
city. Bombs were dropped at various
places an official ttatement reports.
The casualties to far at reported
are one dead and twelve injured. About
thirty German airplanes attempted to
IS TORN BY RIOTS
By tht Attociated Preaa.
MOSCOW. Sunday May 12-Serious
fighting in Kiev capital of Ukjainia it
reported. The. residence of the newly-
appointed Ukrainian dictator. General
Skoropadsky has been besieged several
times by troops which remained faithful
lo the rada. All Ihe farces at the dis-
posal of the rada are being mobilized
and concentrated near Kiev.
DEAD III DUBLIN
DUBLIN May 2J A sensation was
caused in Dublin today bv the death in
the workhouse hospital known as the
"South Dublin Union" of Mrs. Emily
Ricketts tister of the late Charles
Stewart Parnell the famous Irish pa-
triot. Roosevelt is Back
As a Member of
NEW YORK May 23-Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt hat been reinstated
as a member of the Republican club
from which he resigned in 1912 when
nominated as presidential candidate by
the progresiive party.
Wrien informed of his reinstatement
by the cluh's executive committee the
colonel addressed a note to its sec-
ret sry saying : "I am very much
pleased" and adding : "I accept with
the utmost pleasure and I shall be
around at the club very toon."
Italian Leader Is
WASHINGTON May 2J-Definite
announcement that Commander Pelle-
grini and his men who torpedoed an
Austrian battleship in the harbor of
Pola May 14 were taken prisoners
was contained in a cable dispatch to
the Italian embassy today from Rome.
Press dispatches have ssid it was not
known definitely what became of the
Italian commander and hit men who
entered the harbor in a small craft
which they sank after torpedoing the
"HE KISSED ME"
GRACE LM SAYS
IN BARING LIFE
Accused Murderess Resumes
Witness Stand in Trial
WAUKESHA Wis May 21-Grace
Lusk again look the witness stand to
day to continue her story of events
which Ird up to the killing of Mrs
Mary Newman Roberts for which she
is on trial here
In resuming her story this morning
Miss Lusk testified that Dr. Roberts
during the summer of 1914 often took
her motoring with friends. In the fall
she said he telephoned asking her to
call at his office to help him with a
cattle book be was writing.
Made Several Calls Weekly.
She instead asked him to meet her in
the Mecca wh h he did. As a result
of this conference Dr. Roberts called
at Miss Lusk's office several times a
week bringing her manuscript to edit.
In January she said Dr. Roberts told
her that his business profits had made
himffYOm or $7.1 XX) during 1914 and
"You won't rare for me as a friend
if I lose itiy money."
"Most of my friends are poor" she
In f 'arch. 1915 she said the was
seated at her desk working on Dr.
Roberts' manuscript when he leaned
over am knesd her.
Ht Kisses Again.
She declared she protested and he
kissed her again.
"Laler he asked me if I cared for
him" the said "and I told him that he
was married. He said that there was
no love nor happiness -'.h his wife
snd rnuld not 1. in the eyes of the
law although his wife was a model
1752 Are Executed
in Finland Since
LONDON May23 -Under the White
Guard and German regime in Finland
1.752 persons were executed up to May
1 according to a Finnish socialist who
has escaped to Sweden and whose in-
terview with the Folkets Daglad is
tiansmitted from Copenhagen by the
Exchange Telegraph company.
Prisoners taken by the German and
Finnish government forces he says
were treated so badly that many were
starved to death.
M. L. Sanders county probation of-
ficer resigned today because of fric-
tion with Judge W. R. Taylor over
Sanders' method of handling a juvenile
"Work or Fight" Crowder Orders;
New Rulings Affect State Little
NEW DRAFT RULE
TO HAVE LITTLE
EFFECT IN STATE
Most of Men Aimed at Are Al-
ready in Service
The "work or fight" draft regulations
announced today will not havi much
material effect in Oklahoma according
to officials best informed as to labor
conditions Iieyond rounding up idlers
who already have been the object of
campaigns by the state and county
councils of defense the new rules will
result in the induction of compara-
tively few men into the army.
By next month it has been estimated
by Adjutant General Gipson Oklahoma
will have 50.000 men in the service
While it will lie impossible for several
days to get an estimate on the number
of men affected by the new regulations
it is said by officials in charge of the
draft that most of the men who would
te affected already have been sent into
A centut of Oklahoma City hotels
poolrooms and mercantile establish-
ments thowt that business may be ex-
pected to continue as usual. The pool-
rooms will yield the most men thinks
Police Chief Nichols although he hat
no meant of an accurate estimate on
the number of men affected.
Preparations to enforce the new regu
lations are being made today.
Few Arc Affected
Of the men found to be physically
fit for mili'ary tervtce in Oklahoma
ahout one-third are engaged in acliv
ilies which are nonessential to the win
ning of the war. according to E. H
Gipson state adjutant general.
Most Already Drafted.
General Gipson when informed this
morning of the proposed amendment
to the selective draft act which will
either send men to the army regardless
of deferred classification or force them
to get useful instead of non-useful jobs
asserted that of the men now available
for military duty that there are com
paratively tmall numbers which come
under the amendment.
I he adjutant general asserted that he
believed that non-essential positions
included virtually every occupation at
(hit time with the exception of necet
sary farm work. He asserted that
hundreds of men in Oklahoma who are
employed in positions which are non
essential to trie winning ot the war
should not be classed as being employed
in non-useful occupations.
When the state district exemption
boards were organised according to
Gipson such an amendment was fore
seen by the board members and a policy
was adopted to send to the army men
not actually engaged in useful pur
suits. He asserted the local boards in
levying calls had been advised to use
their best judgment and as a result
large numbers of men who would
Come under the amendment are already
in the service. He declared that re
ports from boards located in farming
communities show that over 91 percent
of the men who had been engaged in
pursuits which he termed non-essential
have been drafted.
The adjutant general declared that
large cities like Oklahoma City Tulsa
and Muskogee are the ones to be affect-
ed by the amendment. The adjutant
gtneraf asserted that both the district
boards and the local boards have al-
(Contlnud an Fas t Column t)
COLUMBUS. Ohio. May 2J.-The
general assembly of the Presbyterian
church of the United States of America
today decided to hold its 1919 conven-
tion in St. Louis. Philadelphia and
Atlantic City were the other principal
contenders for next year's convention.
A meeting of all presidents and sec
retaries of the 600 war savings so
cieties in Oklahoma county has been
called lo meet In the Chamber of Com-
merce tomorrow night at 8:15 o'clock
for the co-ordination of the work of
the clubt. There will be brief talks
hy leaders in the war savings campaign
and music by the Apollo quartL
THESE MEN MUST
"WORK OR FIGHT"
Under the new draft regulations
promulgated t 'Uy hy Provost Mar-
shal Crowder men of draft aj?e en-
gaged in the following businesses
must either find "usetu!" work or
he inducted forthwith into the army:
Soda counter wotkeit.
SENT TO BOTTOM
BY FLIER'S BOMB
British Airplane Scored Direct
Hit Off Zeebrugge.
LONDON May 21-An enemy de
stroyer hat hwn sunk in the neighbor
hood of Zeebrugge hy a direct hit from
an airplane the admiralty announced
U. S. Colonel Gets
British Honor for
Service in Drive
AMFRICAN HEADQUARTERS ON
THE BRITISH FRONT. Wednesday
May 22 Col. J. N. Hodges of the
American engineer corps has been
awarded the Ilritish distinguished serv
ice order in recognition of his service.
during the period from March 27 to
Colonel Hodges is one of the first
American officers to receive the D S.
O. From March 27 to April 3 was the
period during which the British were
stemming the tide of the German of
fensive begun on March 21.
SIXTH NEGRO IS
HANGED IN GEORGIA
CORDELE. Ga.. Mav 23 Tames
Cobb the negro who wat taken from
the jail here by a mob shortly after
midnight this morning was carried to
the scene where he attacked ami killed
Mrs Roy Simmons teven miles east
of Cordele and hanged. The body
afterwards was literally shot to pieces
After Hun Camps
WASHINGTON May 21 Arrival
at Petrograd of the first contingent of
1500 Russian prisoners to be exchanged
under the recent Kusso-German agree
ment was reported to the state depart
ment today. The men the dispatch
laid were "veritable walking dead
CITY BANK CLEARINGS
An increase of $2000000 in bank
clearings over last year appeared in re
ports for the week ending today.
The total was $fl fy.9.5l fSJ against
$fii.M571W for the same week last
HONNOLD NEW HEAD
OF STAMP CAMPAIGN
C. Edgar Honnold has been named
county chairman of the war tavings
stamp committee to succeed E. R. Car-
hart named vice state director.
Honnold has been chairman of the
NO ATTEMPT MADE ON
LONDON M.v 21 R
recent attempt on the lives of Field
Marshal von Hindenburg and General
l.nffonHnrff mrm tfitH in Hrli 4ia-
patrh to the Koelnitche Volks Zeitung.
according to the Amsterdam cor-
respondent pi the Mux tunf f-b
CHANGED TO HIT
Move Will Help Solve Farm
WASHINGTON May 21-Everf
man of draft age must work or fight
after July 1 under a drastic amend
ment of the selec-
tive service regula-
tions announced to
day by Provost
idlers but all draft
in what are held to
be non useful occu-
pations are to be
haled before the lo-
cal boards and giv-
en the choice of a
new job or the army. Gen. Crowder
Gamblers racetrack and backet-
shop attendants and fortune-tellers
head the list but those who will
be reached by the new regulation
also include waiters and bar-
tenders Ueater others and attend
ants passenger elevator operators
and other attendants of clubs. .
hotels stores etc Aotnestlca and
cieris rn stores.
The'new regulations may require pro
fessional baseball players either tci en
gage in some useful occupation or to
join the army.
Other Professional Sportsmen.
Baseball players as well as jockeys
professional golfers and other profes
sional sportsmen General Crowdef
said todav will be affected by tht regu-
lations if strictly enforced. General
Crowder said he did not desire to itii.t
specific rulings at this time and would)
make rulings only when rases come to
him from local hoards after July 1.
Deferred classification granted on ac
ount of dependents will be disregarded
entirely in applying the rule.
Put in Class One.
A man may be at the bottom of Oast
1 or Even in Class 4 but if he fallt
within the rugulations and refuses to
take useful employment he will be given
a new number in Class 1 that will send
him into military service forthwith.
Local hoards are authorired to use dis-
cretion only where they find' that eiw
forced change of employment would re
suit in disproportionate hardship upon
It had been known for some time that
some form of "work or fight" plan had
neen surimittel to Preside: Wilson.
but there had been no intimation that
it was so far-reaching in scope.
Will Help Labor.
Both the military authorities and de
partment of labor officials believe it
will go a long way toward solvins? the
labor problem for farmeri ship-huild-
ers and munitions makers and will end
lor the present at least talk of eon
scription of labor. Announcement to-
lay gives notice significantly that the
list of non-useful occupations will be
extended from time to time as neces-
What Regulations Provided.
The statement of the provost mar
sbal general's office follows:
Provost Marshal General Crowder
today announced an amendment to the
selective service regulations which dealt
with the great question of compelling
men not engaged in a useful skreuoa-
tiqn immediately to apply themselves to
some form of labor contributing to trie
general good. The idler too will find
himself confronted with the alternative
of finding suitable employment or en-
tering the army.
Given Until July 1.
This regulation Drovidet that after
July I any registrant who it found bjr '
the local board (o bt a habitual idltr
or not engaged in some useful occupat
ion shall be tummoned before the
hoard given a chance to explain and
in the absrnce of a satisfactory expla
nation to be inducted into the military
tervice of the United States.
Any local board will be authorised
to lake some action whether at haa
original jurisdiction of tbe region-ant
or not ; in other words any man loaf
ing around a pool room in Chicago mtf
be held to answer to a Chicago board
even though he may have registered in '
new i or a ana uvea inert most ot big
Wbe Art Idlers.
The regulations which apply to (die) '
registrants trill be deemed to apply elst.
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