Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 30, No. 55, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 6, 1918 Page: 1 of 14
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HERE ON JULY 4
Thousands Want to Come
Here for Celebration.
WILL DECIDE PLAN TODAY
Two-Day Carnival Is Aim of
The athletic dim-tor of Fort Sill has
proposed to the Chamber of Commerce
that arrangements be nude fur an im-
mense celebration to h! lit-Id in this
city July 3 and 4.
The outline of plans sent to Howard
Finn. actmg secretary in the alienee of
I.eroy Gihbs. shows that one of the
most elaborate program ever attrmptrd
by an army post in this part of the
country is what is now in the 'minds of
the military authorities At Fort Sill-
Many Soldier to Come.
Apparently all that the Chamber of
Commerce and citirens of this city mint
do is to provide a place where the pro-
gram can fir carried out. Thousands of
soldiers will he brought to Oklahoma
City from Fort Sill with all equipment!
supplies aim personnel tn maintain a
two days' ramp here. This of course
includes establishment of a camp head-
quarters hospital unit teiilnge for the
troops and also two batteries of artil-
lery will lie brought here.
Lieut. C. K. Park the athletic di-
rector says in his letter that people
here will have a chance to see unusual
phases of military life. There will be
guard mount antl retreat carried out
both days the troops are here and there
will he an exciting battery drill show-
ing how the artillery Rets into action
exactly under battle fr. nt conditions.
Time will not permit of construction of
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to tell how he
England Has Nothing But
Praise for U. S. He Says
I.ieut. Pat O'ttrien arrived here at ft JO
this morning over the Kock Island from
Wichita looking fresh as a daisv and i
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reany it rcn ins so'ry oi rrawiiu
seventy-two days through Germany to
the thousands of Oklahoma City people
who will flock to the Auditorium at
State Fair park tonight.
The reception committee from the
Rotary club was on hand to meet the
lieutenant and watched passengers leav-
ing the sleepers of the 8:JU train.
Afterward when they had to report they
had missed connecting with the gueM
of honor and looked for him to he com-
ing on a later train they learned he had
left the sleeper at F.1 Reno gone into
the smoking car of the train shaved
himself and left the smoker when the
train arrived here. He slipped down
it the Lee Hurkins hotel and was at
breakfast when the Rotarians at last
Rotartam Enjoy Pat.
The Rotary club luncheon this noon
at the Lee Hurkins hotel honoring
Lieutenant O'Brien became a "strictly
family affair" inasmuch as no Riiests
were invited to the luncheon. Tat is
The president of the club E. B. Mc-
Killip presided oer the luncheon but
temporarily turned the chairmanship
over to W M. Harrison who intro-
duced Lieutenant O'Brien to the mem-
bers O'Brien said that many humorous
tbinRS happened to. him while flyinR
for King George and that he felt the
spirit of good fellowship manifested at
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tOCAL FORECAST Generally fair
weethee tonight and Friday; not much
ensnqe In temperature.
TATE FORECAST Tonight end Fri-
day generally cloudy cooler tonight In
10 p. m
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Malicious Gossips' Lie
Led to Double Suicide
Says Virgie May's Father
GIRL LOVE VICTIM
WROTE POEM ON
' BROKEN ROMANCE
Shortly before VirRie May ran
away from Oklahoma City with
tieorRe llouscli she wrote a poem in
which she told her tragic story in
halting verse. Closely written in
pen on ruled note paper it was and
headed: "The Only One 1 Loved
Deceived Me" Following is the
poem in its entirety.
"I am a Rirl who most everybody
Hut don't know very well.
You know there is no telling what
a till will do
When she is led straight to h
There is but one boy in this wide
That I love very well
And the way I love that hoy nb hu-
man's tongue ran tell.
And I have fouled around that hoy
until I am afraid I'll go straight
to h .
Where I first met this hoy was at
school one day
Oh Lord! I never saw a boy I loved
as well as
First be and I went together several
But a day ragie at last that he found
a girl in town that he loved
And dropped me at last.
Now be come to see me one night
He stayed until almost .1
He said he never saw a girt
He loved as much as me ;
But he changed his mind one night
He never stayed at all
He just come by and looked in
That was all.
Here is where 1 made my first
Ry going upon the hill that night
To see if I could see the hoy I still
Girls do as they please
B)it I am going to tell.
If you follow a boy once
The second trip's to b
Now let him follow first and your
trouble will never begin.
If you let a boy put his arm around
He won't love you half so well
So make him krep his hands and
arms from around you
And you will never dream of the
second trip to h .
If you let a hoy put his arm around
It won't be long to tell.
You have had a trip to heaven
And are coming hack through HELL.
And I am afraid more thari one of
of our trips
Will be Roing to heaven and coming
back through HELL.
Hold 120 Huns
In Hour Fight
Pershing Tells Story of Patrol
Fighting Until Bullets
WASHINGTON June fi-The
story of how an American patrol of
forty men outnumbered three to
one held its ground in Lorraine
on the night of June 2 for nearly
an hour and only retired when its
ammunition became exhausted is
told in a continuation of General
Pershing's communique of yester-
day received here today. The
patrol inflicted heavy losses on the
Lieulenants Campbell and Meis-
ner downed an enemy biplane June
5. the communique said. Between
April 14 and May 31 it said Lieut.
Douglass Campbell shot down six
200000 Tons of
Shipping in May
LONDON June 6 -Merchant ton-
age completed in the United Kingdom
yards ami entered for service during
May 1918 was V7.274 gross tons the
highest figure fr any month during the
Girl Victim of Love Tragedy
Lost Her First Sweetheart
Through Falsehood About
"Come here and sit down. I want to
tell you about Virgie so all her friends
and relatives and the public in general
will know the truth about my girl"
L. L. .May fathrr of little 17-year-old
Virgie May who with George Housch
was found dead with a bullet bole in
her body in a vacant farmhouse one
mile south of Billings yesterday sat on
the steps of hjs little three-room frame
rabin on Lightning Creek Capitol Hill
this morning and talked between sobs
about his daughter.
Loveri to Rest at Billing!.
Housrb's wife and bis mother left
this afternoon for Billings and an
uncle of Virgie May John Faughn
went this morning.
No arrangements for the funeral will
be made until these relatives have ar-
rived at Billings but it is likety the
victims of the love tragedy will be
In the house were Mrs. May and a
daughter Prinney. Neighbors slipped
in soltly to hear about tbe tragedy and
three or four little ones who had come
with their mothers playrfl about
Virgie's flower bed gay with its pink
and yellow blossoms in the sun.
"I can't understand how she did It"
Virgie's father said. "I talked and
talked to her about goin' with this
married man. and told her how she was
unfair to herself and to his wife an'
"An' she said she'd quit him" put in
Virgie's mother who had come to the
Gossip Spoiler Sonnnoe.
"Virgie. started to go with Housch
n.-ht after she had a quarrel with an-
other hoy she was going with" re-
sumed the father.
Somebody gossiped somebody made
up a story that Virgie's former sweet-
heart was married and had not told
Virgie and came to the little girl with
tl ! tale.
Only after that was Virgie interested
in any other man.
She met Housch at the telephone of-
f ice where she worked and once or
twice he came to her horn: to call on
Virgie was a pretty little girl "pretty
(Continued on Page 8 Column I.)
By The Associated Press.
GL'MLIGEN Switzerland June
5. Germany was wholly in agree-
ment with Austria-Hungary con-
cerning the ultimatum sent to Ser-
bia at tbe outbreak of the war says
Dr. Wilhelm Muehlon. f irmer di-
rector of Krupps' in further dis-
closures on tbe responsibility for
(be bringing on of the conflict.
Kmperor William was persomily
responsible for Germany's participa-
tion and forced the Gernrin leaders
to support bis war policy
Dr. Muehlon who was head of
Krupps at the outbreak of the war
and who recently startle'! '"urope
with bis disclosures receive! the
French War Honors
For Marne Fight
By Tbe Associated Press.
WITH THF AMERICAN ARMY
IN FRANCE June 5-The first
American to receive the French
war cross for bravery jn the pres-
ent battle was I.ieut. Walter R
Flannery of Pittsburgh who swam
across the Marne and rescued a
wounded French soldier. Lieut.
John T. Pissel of Pittsburgh has
leen cited for the French war cross
for leading his machine gun com-
mand to the north side of tbe
Marne in an attempt to stop tbe
confidence in foch
LONDON June 5 -Premier Lloyd
George returned from the supreme war
council in France full of confidence
regarding the issue Renter's parliamen-
tary correspondent says it is reported
in the lobbies of parliament. While in
France the premier saw General Foch.
Premier ( lemenceait and Haron Son-
nino the Italian foreign minister.
TO 7 YEARS
Socialist Accused of Sedition
Faces Long Prison Term
PICKENS GETS ACQUITTAL
Convicted Man Affirms Loyal-
ty Before Sentence.
Orville K. Enfield of F.llis county
piomiurnt socialist agitator and candi-
date for congress against James V. Mo
( lintic in the Seventh congressional
district was found guilty by a jury in
the federal court for the western district
of Oklahoma this morning on charges
of conspiring to obstruct the selective
army draft law and was sentenced to
serve twenty years in the federal peni-
tentiary at Leavenworth Kansas and
to pay a fine of $5(K). Louis Pickens
tried with Enfield on the same charge
was acquitted on both counts of his in-
dictmrnt. Infield Makes Statement.
"I have never spoken a word in public
or private nor written a line before or
after war was declared hut what I
thought was for the best interests of
this government." declared Enfield.
when asked by Judge John H. Cotteral
if he had anything to say before sen
tence was passed. "While I love peace.
I am not opposed to a righteous war
and I have never said that Germany
was not carrying on a war of aggres-
sion and conquest. The criticism I have
made of the government did not origi-
nate with me hut was taken from
speeches of congressmen ami from the
leaders of the democratic ami republi-
Enfield Quotes Capper.
F.nfield read extracts of writings and
speeches of Governor Capper of Kansas
in opposition to war; he alto read ex-
tracts from speeches made In congress
by former Congressman Osearfl. Calla-
way of Texas and Clyde M. Tavener of
Illinois. Both of these speeches
charged the rhimltinn manufacturers of
conspiring with the daily press of the
nation to bring about war.
I have no malice against the jury
(or convicting me; I have been misun-
derstood" he said in conclusion.
Judge Cotteral then asked if counsel
for defense desired to speak. Attorney
Atkins said he had known Enfield for
sixteen years and that he had always
been an unselfish public spirited citizen
intensely interested In the welfare of
his community and always ready to
challenge what he thought to be right.
(Continued on Page 6 Column 4.)
Austria Free Hand to War on Serbia;
'Big Business' Promise to Stand by Him
correspondent of The Associated
Press at his country home here
where he is now living in retire-
ment. The visit came as Dr. Mueh-
lon was preparing to issue a more
detailed review of conditions lead-
ing to the war and the correspond-
ent had the advantage of going
over tbe document with the per-
sonal explanation of the author.
Kaiser Had Plan Laid.
Dr Muehlon' first disclosures
which caused such a comm ition
gave conversations with Dr. Karl
Helfferich former vice chancrllor
and Dr. Krupp von Ilohlen chief
owner of tbe Krupp works in whi;h
both told him the emperor had dis-
closed his agreemtnt with Austria-
U-Boats Move Further South
To Dodge U. S. Naval Patrol;
Steamers Report Inactivity
WASHINGTON June fYWhile
nearly forty hours had passed since
the German submarines preying
upon shipping off the Atlantic coast
bad disclosed their position efforts
nf the navy department to hunt
down the raiders had not lessened
in tbe least today. Instead the
search was being extended to more
southern regions in the belief that
the German under-sea craft after
sinking the Norwegian steamer
F.idvold late Tuesday off the Vir-
ginia rapes hurried southward in
hope of finding a locality in which
naval patrols were not so strung.
Location of the raiders off the
Virginia rapes on the other hkeid
led some navy department offi-
cials to believe that the submarines
may have taken up a position in that
region in belief that there in the
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Gets Home Post
General Sir William RoberUon.
General Sir William Robertson once
chief of the British imperial staff and
commander-in-chief in the east has
been trrnsferred to command the home
lorcrs ot I'.nglantl succeeding General
Sir John French who is now lord-
lieittenant of Ireland.
16 MILLION IS
ASKED TO BUILD
WASHINGTON lune 6-Aa p
proximal ion of $16000000 for establish
ilig -balloon ami seaplane stations to
guard the United states against sub
marine and air attacks was asked of
congress today by the war department
The department drsires to establish
sixteen stations thirteen of them on the
Atlantic coast and three on the Gulf
coast. Definite locations were not
The coast defense plan as submitted
by the department also ralli for the
establishment of fortifications along the
coasts by which guns could be trans
ferred on railroads from one point to
another to meet possible attacks.
Hungary on the ultimatum to Ser-
bia and that Germany would mchi-
liie immediately 'if Russia mob-
iliied which would inevitably draw
in the other power and precipitate
a universal war.
High Power Waited for War.
The document now issued it mo'e
detailed and general and gives day
by day notes made by Dr Mueh-
lon at the critical time at the open-
ing of the war Dr. Muehlon then
had gone from the foreign office
to the directorate of Krupps' and
his position gave him constant ac-
cess to the highest quarters. He
gives glimpses of the chi d figures
from 'the emperor down but in the
main avoids the mention of names
path of trans-Atlantic travel richer
prizes in the form of large cargo
or passenger carrying vessels or
perhaps a transport might be ob-
tained. Details of the sinking of the
Eidsvold were larking early today.
More Ships Arrive;
No U-Boats Seen
AN ATLANTIC PORT June fi-
The arrival here today of several steam
ships from southern Atlantic waters.
among them two passenger lines brought
no further news of. submarine opera-
tions. Officers of the ships said how
ever that every precaution was taken
against surprise and while traversing
the rone in which the recent sinkings
took place every member of the crews
(Continued on Paoe 7 Col. 4.)
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Enemy Crosses Oise
But Poilus Beat Back
New Line May be Tried
Washington Thinks Massed
Movement on American
Front at Toul Not Improb-
able; Foch Is Praised.
By The Associated Treat.
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY
IN FRANCE June o.-Kittaordl-narlly
heavy railway train move-
ment! from (he northeast to the
westward in the tear of the enemy
linet northwest of Toul were re-
ported thla morning by the Ameri-
WASHINGTON. June- S.-pemrm.
strations in forre against new portions
of the western front are looked for by
the war department officials now that
the German third drive has been stowed
down to a struggle fi r improvement of
positions west and south of Solsions
It Is regarded as entirely possible that
increased activity in front of the Amer-
ican sector northwest of Toul mav In
dicate an impending blow there.
lite conclusion is based on the opinion
strongly held by aome offirers that the
drive was designed to draw off reserves
from the Amiens and' 1' landers sectors.
An attack on the American sector in
such strength as to drive the line back
it is argued might hamper General
Focli in hit employment of American
units to tupport hit lines in Picardy
Flanders and the Aitne regions.
Eocb Outgueaitd the Hun.
Offireri regard the fact that no new
blow hat been ttrttck at the Amiens
front at conclusive evidence that Gen
eral Foch outguessed his opponents
when he determined to let the Aisne front
stand on ft own ttremrth even at the
cott nf much territory vtrran by the 1 tnd Utrne) Wtle fields
enemy- trnlM'tw twrtfr- atsmWer-tildKt-i ntiie3h erfileU r
tlnnal units from scattered poind along
tne line beyond KMelma. I tie success
of the Germens In pressing pn to the
banks ot trie Marne it wat argued
meant mat j;ocn was resolved not toj
weaKcri nit lines io ine norm.
Hun Reserves Used in Advance
Another indication that the French
strategists have outwitted the German
general staff is seen in the fact that
the original strength used by the crown
prince in tbe Aisne drive was put at
twenty-live divisions. He bat since em
ployed in this theater double that num-
ier. Officers point to this fact as
(Continued en Pago t Column 1.)
for reasons of discretion 'hough
there are likely to be further chap-
ters later giving names letters and
documents showing how the highest
quarters in Germany planned sys-
tematically for the bringing on of
a general war
The whole trend of the present
work it to thow that the world con-
flict wat imposed by the German
emiieror't personal military policy
and his private engagement with
Austria on the eve of the struggle.
Dr. Muehlon gives further detail
of his conference with Dr. Helffe-
rich immediately preceding the war.
in which Helfferich told of the em-
peror' plans towkrd Austria und
(Continued on Page lit Column 4.)
Mob at Muskogee
MUSKOGEE. June 6 After F.
H. Mayland alleged pro-German
had been manhaiMled by a mob of
.VlO angry man here today. United
States officers in search of his
clothing store found 500 pounds of
flour hidden in suit boxes and other
receptacles through the building.
Mayland and a clerk Fritz Crack-
auer also a German are held in the
federal jail. Hoarding charges will
be preferred District Attorney Mc-
The mob was drawn to Mayland'
store early today when several
crosses in the form of the German
iron cross were found daubed on
the windows In glaring yellow paint.
Mayland had been under surveil-
lance. Mayland was aved from violence
by a lawyer who pleaded that the
law be allowed to take its course.
Heavy Artillery Fight Reported
Where Americans Havfli
Boon In Action
PARIS June (i German force tail
night crossed the river Oise lit the
vicinity of Semplgny but were driven
back by the French the war office im
North of the Altne the French Inn
proved their position's In the neighbor
hood of Hautebraye.
There wat heavy artillery fighting isj
the neighborhood of Neuilly-Lt-Porteruj
(win . American troops have been la)
LONDON. June 6-The Germitif
last night repeated (heir attempts ta
raid the British positions in the MorU
ancourt region east of Amiens but
we're repulsed the war office announced '
Huns Move Crest
Of Attack North
; Attoclattd Prett War Review.
Held up in their eflortt to batter
their way through the American and
French lines near the Marne the Ger-
mans have again turne4 their atten
tinn to the front further north in
sector which may be considered ft tb
connecting itmc between tbe fomtna
the French force. rettrof Sensnr.n "i
nave cominuen io ortve Fwclc bodies of
I German troops which had crossed the
May Be New Thrutt
Military experts have experted an f
tack on the itllied line running east of
Montdldier past Noyon and tlienra
along the Oise to the new lines formed
since the German offensive on the
Aisne began. It mav be that the fight.
Ing reported in the French official
statements marks the initial staaca oi
Farther south along the line runnlna
from the western suburbs of Soissona
t.o Chateau-Thierry the line is Hand
ing tirm before the Grrman thrust. The.
French have improved their noilon
north and west of Hautehrave. a Utile
village on the right bank of the lloxiert
river north of the Aisne.
Quiet on Remainder.
On the rett of the front. esDeciaIN
at Longpont Neuilly-Li-Poterie west)
of Rheimt the artillery fire ha bee)
Along the front held by the BrltlsM
troop there were raiding operitioae
but no fighting oi a teriou character
' '.e.e.' -c
IN WEST OF CITY
El Reno and Yukon Without
Gas When Main Breaks.
El Reno and Yukon are without cat
today it the result of the washing out
by the c irflowing of the North Cana-
dian river of the supply pipe just east
of i ukon last night. Repairmen were
being rushed to the scene of the breast
tl.ii mo ng by the Oklahoma Gas and
Klertric coi ipany but at noon no re
port from them had bee received at ta
the time it would require to make new
As the break has occurred under wa
ter and the river is at a high ttage it
will make the work of repairing doubly
No information had been received by
the weather bureau thin morning to in-
dicate that the crest of the rise in tbe
river had not reached Oklahoma City
and it wat predicted that the river
would start falling tonight. At noon it
was (till rising end flooding ground
west of Wheeler park. About a foot
rise in the past twenty-four hour ha
Ttu situation was not considered
dangerous by the police and no ma-
terial damage from flooding of ground
had been rej 'rted this morning. Jo)
Patterson park commissioner stated
th . the levee at Wheeler park would
prevent the flx i from coming into th
park. Manholes to the sewer have)
been cement i to that th" water cannot
hack up through them he stated.
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