Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 30, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 23, 1918 Page: 2 of 16
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
OKLAHOMA CITY TIMES THURSDAY MAY 23 1918
ployes and atlemlanti of bucket shops
and race tracks fortune telleu clair-
voyant! palmist and the like who fur
the purpose of the regulations shall be
coniidered as iillrri
"The new regulations will alio af-
fect the following classes:
"(A) Persons engaged in the
serving of fond or drink or either
in public jt.ices including hotels
and social clubs.
"(B) I'assentjer elevator operators i
or attendants doormen footmen and
other attendants of clubs lintels
tores apartment houses office
buildings and bath houses.
Actora Are Exempt.
"(C) Persons including ushers
and other attendants engaged and
occupied in and in connection with
games sports and amusements ex-
cepting actual performers in legiti-
mate concern operas or theatrical
"(D) IVrsons employed in do
"(K) Sabs clerks and other
clerks emplojcl in stores and other
mercantile establishments. Men
who are engaged as above or are
idlers will nut be permitted to seek
relief because of the fact that thev
have a late order number or be-
cause thev have been placed in
Class If. Iff or IV on the grounds
The fact that be is not usefully em-
ployed will o. Iweigh both of the above
conditions. It is expected that the
list of non-useful occupations will be
extended from time to tinie as neces
sity will require so as to include per
soni in nthcr employments.
Vacations Not Absences.
"Temporary absences from regular
employment not to exreed one week.
unless stub temporary absenres are
nabitual and freipient. shall not be eon
sideied as idleness. Kegular vacations
will not be considered as absrnces in
"The regulation throws a further safr
guard around men pot usefully em
ploved bv providing that where ' -i
are compelling domestic circumstance
that would not permit change of employ
ment by the registrant without dispro
portionate hardships to his dependents
or where a rbange from non-useful to
useful occupation would necessitate a
removal of the registrant or his family.
local boards mav give consideration to
Night Workers Safeguarded.
Tbe reKnI.it ion further provides that
where such a change of employment
would compel the night employment of
women under circumstances which a
board might deem unsuitable for such
employment of women the board may
take such circumstances into considera-
tion in making its decision.
Explaining the new regulation and the
necessity for it (nnrr.il Crowder said:
"The war has so f.ir disorganized the
normal adjustment of industrial man-
power as to prevent the enormous in-
dustrial output and national organiza-
tion necessary to success.
Change Will Be Welcomed.
"There is a popular demand for or-
ganization of man-power hut no direct
(trail could hp imposed at present.
"Steps to prohihit idleness and non-
effective occupation will be welcomed by
"We shall give the idlers and men
net effectively employed the choice be-
tween military service and effective em-
ployment. Kvery man in tbe draft age
at least must work or fight.
War of Mechanics.-
"This is not alone a war of military
maneuver. It is a deadly contest of
industries and mechanics. Germany
must not be thought of as merely pos-
sessing an arinv we must think of her
as being an nrmv an army in which
every factory ami loom in the empire is
a recognized -irt in a complete machine
running night and day at terrific speed.
We must make of ourselves the same
sort of effective machine.
It is enough to ask what would hap-
pen if every man in the nation turned
Ins hand to effective work. We must
make ourselves effective We must or-
ganize for the future We must make
vast withdrawals for the army and im-rned-atelv
close tip the ranks of in-
f slustry behind the gap with an arcelerat-
' in production of every useful thing in
necessary measure llow is this to be
4 "Put Waste to Use."
"The answer is plain. The first step
toward the solution of the difficulty is
to prohibit engagement by able-bodied
men In the field of hurtful employment
idleness or ineffectual employment and
thus induce and persuade the vast wast-
ed uses into useful fields.
"The very situation we are now con-
sidering however offers great possi-
bilities in improvement of the draft as
well as great possibilities for the com-
position of tbe labor situation by ef-
fective administration of tbe draft
Considering the selective service law
we see two principal causes of defer-
ment of the call to military service-
exemption and the order numbers as-
signed bv lot. The exemptions them-
selves fall into two conspicuous cate-
goriesdependency and industrial em-
ployment. One protects domestic rela-
tions the other the economic interest
of the nation. Itetween the two there
is an inevitable hiatus for it is dem-
onstrably true that thousands if not
millions of dependency exemptions
nave no effect on industrial protection
ust Show He's Useful.
"One of the unanswerable criticisms
of the draft has been that it takes men
from the farms and men from all use-
ful employments and marches them
past crowds of idlers and loafers away
to the enemy. The remedy is simple
Vi couple the industrial basis with other
"ounds for exemptions and to require
that any man pleading exemption on
any ground shall also show that he
is contributing effectively to the indus-
trial welfare of the nation.
"The regulation Itself makes plain
the determination of the war depart-
ment. The great organization of local
and district boards which has already
accomplished a notable work mav be
relied upon to eatch the spirit of the
movement and sorely-needed man-
power will soon be flowing Into the
fields of useful endeavor or into the
other direction of military strength."
"No League Ball
Until End of War"
ST. LOUIS May 2J.-Maior league
taernll club will be forced to close
their gates untii the b4 of the war
if players of draft age are forced to
engage in some "useful occupation"
after July 1 according to the prevailing
opinion of local baseball men.
Phil Itall president of the St. I.ouis
Americans said the Browns would not
have one-half of one nine left ami
would be forced to disband. Manager
Jai k Hendricks of the St. I.ouis Na-
tionals expressed the same view.
NEW DRAFT 'RULE
TO HAVE LITTLE
EFFECT IN STATE
(Continued From Page 1)
ready accomplished much toward elimi-
nating the evil which the amendment
Pool Halls to Yield
I'oiir to five hundred men in Okla-
homa City will he affected by the war
department's order of "work or fight"
t hief of Police Nit hols asserted this
The chief welcomed the news that
the war department had ordered the en-
forced enlistment of the idlers. He re-
fused to state the manner in which the
police department would set to work to
enforce the new rules in Oklahoma City
but declared every preparation would
be made so that bv July 1 the order
could he carried out to the letter.
"We to not need the pool halls dur-
ing v.ir times" saiil the chief. He es-
timated that about thirty of them are
doing business in the city at present.
While the police have been combing
them for idlers ami gamblers the only
penalty that could be meted out is a
short jail sentence or the preference of
going to work. I'ndrr the ruling of
work or fight the chief thinks several
bundled plivsicallv fit men will be add-
ed to the army and others sent into use-
ful employment until the war is won.
Chief Nn hols stated that from one
to half a dozen men are employed in
cat h pool hall.
Not Hard Hit
Mercantile establishments in Okla
homa City are not exceptionally hard
hit by the new draft regulations. A
survey of the twelve largest establish
ments in the city affected by the order
shows that thev already have sent or
will send by (lie end of (his month
thirty-nine men into the army. Of the
men left only fifty-one are affected by
the new order.
The foil owing tabulation shows the
effect the order will have on these es
Men Men in
WASHINGTON May 2.1 -The army
casualty list today contauird eighty-six
names as follows :
Killed in action 14; died of wouiuf.
12; died of disease II; wounded se-
veiely .W; wounded slightly 9; m'ssing
in action 1.
Of licet h included were: Lieut. James
Palachc l'arminglon Conn. died of
wounds. Lieutenants John T. Maguire
St. Louis Mo. and Hugh L. .Sutherland
Uenoit Miss. The latter two were se-
'lbe list included Private Ross II.
lirown Lookeba Okla.
Died In Action.
HF.IK5T i:iKM HOIIHS Red Oiik.
CiMll'L JullN C. KOHTKIl HreenfleM.
(.'MAKI.K.S J. (il'AltTIIA. Sprlngfleltl
cuKi'i. j am ics a it. LimmiAM.
CohiM-M N. V.
C'OKI'U HAItVEY T. HIMEI. I'a.'lflr
CnHI'l.. WILLIAM llltors AN Bt.
l v r. josicrit ii.
MAX U IIUHHICL1 Atlantic
JOHN MACIKJKOWK'Z. Urook-
AI.HICItT THAiiWSKI Nutley
KOI'IM VOHASOKA Vollnnk
MM. ICS IHH'tll.AH Itotkf'iKl
WILLIAM 0. (iKIKKZ "l-
Kerr Dry Goods Co 2
Korabaugh-Ilrown Co 5
Lion Store I
Scott Halliburton Co 10
It R- M. Clothing house. .. 5
The Huh 2
Madanskv Brothers 2
Witt Hadgett & Co 7
Doc cv Hill 4
Hass Furniture Co 4
II.irbottr-Longmire Co r
Tucker Furniture Co i
Poo! Halls Must
Go Says Selby
Pool halls along with tbe dance halls
of Oklahoma City must go. A cam-
paign soon to be started by the county
attorney the sheriff and bis minute men
the police the county council of de-
fense the ministerial alliance and sev-
eral other organizations will aim to
make Oklahoma City the cleanest city
in the I'nited Stat and those "non-
essential" businesses and places of
amusement will have to go.
County Attorney Charles I! Selby an-
nounced this morning that representa-
tives of his office would consult with
the city attorney's office and the city
commissioners this afternoon regard-
ing the passage of an ordinance elimi-
naing "mm essentials" which will in-
clude the barring of pool halls from
"We are already living tinder a new
order of things" Selby said. "The
criminals and loafers have never con-
tributed anything to the welfare of this
city and I don't believe that the city
and county can afford to tolerate any
longer the expense of protecting
property against them as well as the
high cost of convicting them in the
"I don't believe that conditions were
ever finite so good where every decent
individual and organizations were so
willing to co-operate vah the law en-
forcing authorities to put these "non-
essentials" out of business. Everyone of
these places that demoralizes the char-
acters of young men and young women
and where prostitutes criminals and
loafers are alwed to loaf should go.
If we have the co-operation that has
been promised us. thev will go."
Will Be Affected
Waiters will he bard bit by the new
draft regulations. Ollie Wilson secre-
tary of the State Federation of Labor
estimates that there are approximately
400 waiters of both sexes in the city of
whom about .SO percent are union. He
has no means of learning the number of
men in this total who are of draft age.
Service at the I ce-IIiickins hotel will
be curtailed said loseph Iluckins to-
day. There are 2K5 men employed at
the hotel and about fifty of these are
affected bv the new order. Their places
will be taken for the most part by
women Tasks such as carrying grips
probably will be eliminated.
tommy -all meet in
Ready to cot
No Sugar required
1VT. HOWARD H. LAMONT Ynnken.
Diet) of Wounds.
UEt'T. J AM ICS lALVt UK Farming-
HICIt(r. WALTKIt L. BROWN Kl
MClt'iT. KAYMONIi I. CAIItOLA Fort
Li e. N .(
PVT. JOHN ADAMS. Sterling. Ohio
l'VT Tr.OUY (J. HKKVVKIl. (Jreenfiel.l
l'VT WILLIAM C. CLARK. Tltnuvllte
l'VT. FINIS K. Kl'IlDOI.INi;. CTnrk
Died of Disease.
SICIt'iT riiicsri iTT W. liOCIJt New-
ton t nlMr FhIIh. Mtint
Marlon N. Y.
COOK FHNIC8T L.
Fnillklun S. It
l'VT. WARRKV COLFCMAN WHnhtng
ton. l C.
l'VT. JAMKH COT1IICRAN. Rrnttley
JOHN- W. Ht'RNH. ChleiiK". Ill
IIKNJA.MIN L. l "A Iff 1.11. Riii.
W. JON FN Spartanburg.
WALTICR IIIWTER. Ijutrena
l'VT. KMir K CRAFT flt. Pnnl
l'VT. FRANK (MARLICS MASTON-
RltooK (ii-Htirl Hnven. Mleh
l'VT. HAltUt.il II N It 1! MANN. Olen.
PVT. HARRY T. FALMKR. Hll'sdnle
Lli'iiteniintn Jt.lin T Maqulre. flt
l.oum. .Mil Hindi I Sutherland. Ilennll
Hergenntn: Harolil W. Brown. Chicago;
Riilnli I l.lnvllle. (llenwooil ltiwn Al.
ben V. RniMiits M'-rlilen Conn.: Wtlllnm
tv Wllllnmnon Hlniehnrrl Iji.
Coriitirnle- Mlehitel F Murnhv. Wh.
IfiRton It C: Unvlrl Sllverinnn Wrrtok-
tyn N. W ; fitanlfilaw H.ininnky MlUille-
I 'rl villi's: Mario Ahtiru7.il. Tternarfls-
vlllt N. J; Aiiilomtin Ininitn H. C. ;
Thomni Hertollrm l.in AiiKfles. Oil.;
Cheater O. Kit trier. InitlanijuilK 1ml ;
IKieilniek lletiint Hnnntiin. I n ; Oenriro H
Unit. Wmiftlilne lia; Hon H. Brown
Lookeba Okla; Ray O. Cuehran. Rnn-
kin. I'a ; I'eter Connera MHnehenter
N. II.; tolihu C Cooper. Jseknnnvllle.
N. C ; Jesuit H Deaklnn St Jnaeph Mo.;
Andrew IVartll Hurt font. Conn : Frnent
l I'eoeelo. Ilnrtfnnl Cnnn ; Rnvmonil
W. Onniheln. Ronton; Dwlgltt (larrett
Annonla Conn.; ritmt L. citiltleknon. Mln-
nenixilln. Minn.: Kntnk Kenrnev. Hoinn:
Cary ltn Coata Patternon. N .1 : John W.
mtrertv. Hrooklyn N. V: Klljnh Ijiw-
aon Clmlet Ky.: Falrlek i Melltmh
llrmiklyn N. Y : fleiirgn I. Mellnr tX'W-
ell Mnnn ; Hoterti c. Navarro. West
Berkeley. Citl ; Frtwnrrt L. O Tlngan. St.
liuln Oeoriar Rnhnrn Taeornn Wnnh.;
Freil Allen Tlemick St. Louln. Mo ;
("Intiile I'. Rone. ( herrvvale Knn.; rienr
K Tomm Oelnvan. Ill ; Jm VnnnKhawk
Klhwnoiln N. 1); John A. O'Keefe lw-
Sri William F. I.ewln Hill Totnt. Went
Corporal: Corntltii J. Hrown Ponton;
Arthur Rlehnrrlsnn l litengo.
f'rlvittx': Hruee Co.-hrnn Oraton.
N O; Martin KhTIinnn. I.uea. ' Mleh ;
Jonetih Flvnn I'hlliidelrhla. J.tmea
Hitrtfnrit. Mlttlneague. Mnni ; Charles (J
Thompnon. Atkinson. N. II.; Michael J
(llynn. Dorehenter. Mann.
Mlaalng In Aotlon.
Pvt. Rocco Hummn Waterhtiry Conn
w a a
For the Stomach and Llrer
Just try one 51c bottle of I.AX-FOS
WITH riTPSIM. A Liquid Digestive
Laxative. Pleasant to take. (Adv.)
to 20 II. P. Motors
25 to 60 H. P.
3 Weeks' Delivery
An automatic start-
ing induction motor
Write or phone us
District Sales Agents
Phone Walnut 128
116 N. Broadway.
Wholesale and Retail
Py the Associated Preii.
Wl I II I UK AMKKICAN AKMY
IN 1' K A N L Wednesday May 21.
- A falling off in arlilleryMiring on
the Anient an sectors is reported in
the olluial statement issued at
American firadiiiarters at 9 o'clock
tonight. The statement reads:
"Hie artillery activity has de-
creased. 1 here are no new develop-
ments to report."
LONDON' May 2.1 -Heavy ar-
tillery lighting in tbe Anrre valley
southeast of I. ens and in the Dan-
ders salient is reported in today's
PA IMS Mav 2.1 There was in-
termittent shelling south of tbe
river Avte on the Amifiis front
the French w.ir office announced
today. A ticrman raid on French
pii-.ili.iiis in the Hois Mongival
failed l'"rench detachments patrol-
ling in tin' ( hattipagy'e himight in
a niitiil'cr of prisoners and some
brought back some prisoners. Our
assault troops captured an outpost
northeast uf Monte di Valbell and
entered the village of Stoccaretldo
where they inflicted losses on the
enriny-xarrison and blew up an am-
"The action of both artilleries
was fairly intense east of 1'onte di
I'iave and at Zenson our fire
against hostile batteries was par-
ticularly effective. The activity of
our own and allied airmen was con-
siderable and eight enemy ma-
chines were brought down."
What Ii "Spring Fever?"
It is simply low vitality a lack of
Fnergy caused by impure blood.
(.KOVK'S TASTLLF.SS chill TONIC
restores Vitality and F.negry by Puri-
fying the lllood and you can soon feel
its Strengthening Invigorating F.fl'ect.
ROMF. Wednesday May 22-
The off i ial statement from the
Italian war ofiire today reads:
"Along the mountain frcxit the
activity of our reconnaissance
partirs continues with profit. South
of Asiaui a lirilish patrol pene-
trated the enemy's lines and
WASHINGTON Mav 2.1. -General
Pcrshing'a communique transmitted to-
day to the war department reported
that Lieutenant Kurtr nn American
pilot had bren killed accidentally with-
in the American lines.
In view of the fact that Chinese wom-
en are to be found in nearly all of tbe
large American cities it is surprising
to learn that there I sonly one Chinese
woman living in London's Chinatown
General Weaver Ji Retired.
WASHINGTON May 2.1-Maj. Gen
F'rasmus M. Weaver chief of coast ar
tillery wat transferred to the retired
lilt of the army today on account ot
NO ADVANCE IN PRICE
For head or throat
Catarrh try 0i
ifk srapof treatment
25c 50c $1.00
Mrs Kva Iift Oklnlinm City tun-
'lliil. 4K team til.t
Hurry .Innen. SiHS North Mi Ktnlry
avenue. "I M'ftis (ilt
Alnm i IriiieiiiH nkliihiinia C'Hy h-
pltal II )imi.i tiltl
Mr. anil Mra Walter Packer 903
8nuth Witlker avenue liny.
Mr. ami Mra. (ieorae t'. rrtekvl. 11.15
Wet Thirty-fourth atreel Imy.
Mr and Mri. J. K. I'haataln Oklaho-
ma City. girl.
.Mr. anit Mm Davltl T.. Nelson Okla-
homa t'ltv. alrl
Mr ami Mra. John 11. Iterla t!z Went
WiifthliiKtnti avAiitie girl.
Mr. and Mra. K. 1 rorterflehl. 1 n 1 5
North olle avenue alrl.
You bought Liberty Ponds.
You bought War Savings stamps.
You are giving to the Red Cross
Save by buying Cook's Paints and Varnishes.
C. R. COOK PAINT CO.
Successor to Leech Paint & GUaa Co.
116 Weat Grand Ave. Phone Walnut 204
Oklahoma Citjr Okla.
Start today to buy
War Savings Stamps
An excellent investment
and a patriotic' duty
m ' sings in V
IS v-' - May27 II
Hear this famous Victor artist!
This Farrar recital is an event of importance to the music-
loving public. It presents the unique opportunity of a direct
personal observation of her remarkably beautiful voice for
comparative consideration with her historic Victor Records.
Attend this concert and hear the exquisite interpretations
of this famous soprano being particularly careful to observe
the individual characteristics that so plainly identify the
Farrar voice. tV-Vv
Then go to any Victor dealer's and hear the Victor Rec-
ords by Farrar. You will be instantly convinced that on the
Victrola her art and personality are brought to you with un-
It is this absolute fidelity that emphasizes the supremacy
of the Victrola so firmly established on a basis of great things
actually accomplished; a supremacy readily recognized and
acknowledged by the world's greatest artists who make rec-
ords exclusively for the Victor.
There are Victori and Victrola in great variety of stylet from $10 to $400.
Victor Talking Machine Co. Camden N. J.
Important Notice. Victor Record and Victor Machines ar acientlncallj coordinated and aynchroniaad kl
the proceaaea of manufacture and tbair uaa one with tha other ia absolutely aaaential to a parfect reproduction.
rWJActOT Racora im.mnti at all daaien ea Ike let ef each I
ViclroU'' ia Um R.cl.Ur Trdlrlor TaiateakUcbtBe Cenpaof uiutlai tb prtxtiKtl f tU Cempaay eatn '
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
Gaylord, E. K. Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 30, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 23, 1918, newspaper, May 23, 1918; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc170681/m1/2/: accessed October 20, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.