The Oklahoma Workman (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, March 1, 1912 Page: 4 of 8
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THE OKLAHOMA WORKMAN
the oklahoma workman
JUARANTBED CIRCULATION 7.00
Published Monthly by Grand I,od* of
Oklahoma A. O. U. W.
W. J. LBATHERMAN, Editor.
Subscription prices BOc per year. Free
to all member! of the Order
Entered at the poitofllce at Guthrie.
Oklahoma, an second clasa matter,
October E, 1*00
Grand Lodge Officers.
Past Grand Workman. J. A David-
son, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Grand Master "Workman, R. L Jnhn-
mn, Okmulgee, Okla.
Grand Foreman, W. L. Bell, Musko-
Grand Overseer, Claude Wells, Sal-
Grand Recorder. W. R Welch, Guth-
Grand Receiver, ,T. M. Wells, King-
Grand Guide, A M. Thompson, F1
Grand Outside Watchman, A. L.
Reard, Wilburton, Okla.
Grand Inside Watchman, D. Kestler.
Grand Medical Examiner, Dr. S C.
Marrs, Chickasha, Okla.
IT. O. Todd, Guthrie, Okln.
A A Ware, Stillwater, Okla.
E. F. Glbbs, Enid, Okla.
Appeals and Grievances.
Henry Petrle. Purcell. Okla.
T. J. Leahy Jr.( Pawhuska, Okla.
F Koch, Lahoma, Okla.
.1 A. Davidson, Oklahoma City, Okln.
M. W. Hlnch, Kingfisher, O'r u
T. D. Patterson, Hartshorne, Okla
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
S. rJt Johnson, Okmulgee, Okla
W. R. Welch, Guthrie, Okla.
J. M. Wells, Kingfisher, Okla
T W. McLaughlin. Haileyville, Okla.
Albert W. Jones. McAlester, Okla
J A. Fox, Norman, Okla.*
Harry N. Horner, Enid, Okla
Harry Donart, Stillwater, Okla
E. N. Ellis, Sallisaw, Okla.
ONE VIEW OF IT.
' ne Recorder writes that the free
dispensation does not meet with favor
because it results in getting members
that do not stay with the Order. That
in soliciting members no care is tak-
< n as to who is asked to join, but the
only thought in view is to 'get a mem-
ber. This is too true, in many in-
stances. it often happens that a mem-
ber will be admitted, and a claim for
tlie premium sent in and the member
will be reported suspended on the next
report. While this happens with the
free dispensation in effect, it also liap-
pc ns when the regular order of busi-
ness is pursued. There is really more
incentive to solicit any and everybody
that will likely pass the examination
;;nd he favorably acted upon by the
lodge, when there is a premium of $4.00
or *5-00 l>e secured when the mem-
bership of the applicant has been
completed, than when the admission
fee is eliminated asd only $1.00 paid
for the membership of the applicant.
In both instances the Grand Lodge
1'ays something for nothing and gets
i'-ss than nothing in return and the
solicitor is the premium ahead in each
instance. Every time a person is asked
to join the Order the idea of what I
am to g, t out of it should be ellmin-
■ ied and the welfare of your lodge
and tile Order, only, considered. If
''.is was observed every dollar paid
"l' members on the free or any other
dispensation would be saved.
CONTINUE THE GOOD WORK.
TO THE MEMBERS: Okmulgee, Oklahoma, March 1, 1912.
The free dispensation that has been In effect for the past three
that T T ("sc°nt,nuod- but «P°r. 'he urgent request of several lodges
hat are now beginning to be activ, workers, It is hereby granted that
thisT rlsdS! lMarCh nUl member': may be admitted into all lodges in
this jurisdiction upon payment of the medical examiner's fee which is $1 50
ofdin,tLtieonn 7 aTS'Tnt' aCCrhlR t0 thHr "■* the lime
a(J,"ed under H a,^UcantS , roceive;1 ,U,ri"« t e month of March must be
< g o Vu mentS' P,eaSC "°tify the cxami'ier of your
of this change and inform your members accordingly.
The Grand Lodge continues to pay $1.00 premium for new members
Hoping that your lodge will be in the front rank with a lnrire i„
crease in membership for March, I am *
W. R. WELCH S' L' JOHXSOX'
Pmni t> i Grand Master Workman,
• lose of the lodge meeting. The lodge
is making a steady growth having but
few permanent suspension and adding
several members each month.
KEEP THE BALL ROLLING.
I he way to increase the size of the
snowball is to keep it rolling. The
way to increase the membership of
>"ur lodge and the order is to "keep
the ball rolling." The work has been
e< mnieneed and in many of the lodges
tin results have far exceeded the ex-
pectations, and in others not so much
has been done as could have been ac-
cninpiislied. However, nearly every
iodge in jurisdiction has responded to
ti e call for new members and in some
the work has fairly got started. Now,
that the Grand Lodge has been mag-
nanimous enough to open its doors by
giving a free initiation and examina-
tion to all applicants, and as that dis-
pensation is now closed it would be a
good thing, as well as a good policy for
each lodge to now work with a vigor
vini that will show appreciation
"i what the Grand Lodge has given
I hem ,and not let the work stop or drag
along. The opportunity is before each
one to do some good for his lodge and
the order, so "keep the ball rolling'
until we pass the ."000 mark in point of
CVER 2,100 SINCE SPECIAL SES-
S. L. Johnson, G. M. W., A. O.-U. W.
Dear Sir and Bro.:—I want to give
you a few items about what the A. O.
I'. W. has done, and 1 want to con-
gratulate you upon the efficient work
the Grand Lodge officers and the mem-
bers of Oklahoma have done. I feel
proud of the old A. O. U. W. and think
more of it every day and I feel the peo-
ple are becoming educated to that point
o! thinking, I feel that some of the
lodges are just waking up and are now
doing work which they never have done
before. Since the special meeting of
the Gr ind Lodge 1 have approved 2,028
applications according to my record
hook up to March 1, 1912. There has
en iibout 130 rejections which would
make a total recorded by me of 2,158
s,i ymi see this is a good record for
that length of time. These are exact
figures and 1 hope this will continue.
W ishing you success In the future ef-
forts. and promising: all the assistance
possible. I am,
S. O. MARRS,
G. M Ex.
Reorder and the lodge now promises
to be among the active ones.
Hitchcock No. 90 adds a few more to
her list. Bro. Strahn is favorably im-
pressed with the outlook and. barring
another bad crop year, says No. 90
will be found in the front ranks this
The free dispensation is off. The
regular fee for initiation will have to
le charged from this time on and it
is expected that all lodges will show
their appreciation of the assistance the
Grand Lodge has given them in the
past few months and keep up the
Eason Lodge No. 01 met on Feb. 20th
admitted one member, voted on nine
applications; will work to increase
membership to fifty.
Shawnee No. .10 says they are going
to turn things upside down in the next
month. Here's to their good luck.
Members that left the A. O. IT. w. for
other orders now want to come back.
Kile No. 98 is the youngest lodge and
nil are building up a good substantial
located in a good agricultural district
is doing some good work. They are
SECRETARY KIMPTON DEAD.
To All Members of the Federated Fra-
PRICE LIST OF SUPPLIES.
All lodge officers are hereby noti-
fied that all orders for supplies must
be accompanied by the cash, other-
wise the order will be held up until
the money Is received. The laws of
the order require this and Is further
made necessary by an order from the
board of directors. Below Is given e
revised list of supplies an\1 prices
which can be posted In the report
book for guidance In the future:
Rituals, each jj
Semiannual Password—book 1.00
Monthly report Book i oo
Financier's Riecord j po
Minute Books (Kelfer's) 4 00
Lodge Seals 2 R0 s
Buttons, per dozen 50
Gold Seals, box of 100 75
Financier's Receipt Book 25
Receiver's Receipt Book 25
Recorder's Warrant Rook .25
Beneficiary Registers, each SOc-LOO
Financier's Registers, each 50c-1.0n
Ode Cards, dozen 25
GflVers Ronds, each Qg
By-Laws, each 10
Lanterns and Slides ....... 00
Medical Examinations frPe
Application Cards . ."''free
Altar Emblems ^ 25
Bibles, each ;
Gavels, each *
Ballot Boxes, each 75
All aupplles are sent prepaid except
lantern and slides, altar emblemi
ravels and ballot boxes AM orders ti?
placed with Grand Recorder
W R WBI/'T, f nthrla Okla
We have no sympathy for the mem-
ber that formerly belonged to the A.
' '• I W and left it to join some other
society that altered a cheaper rate and
one that "would never change." Hun-
dreds of A, O. U. W. members were
caught by lure of cheapness and left
our ranks, and many now want to get
Pack "home;" there are many others
that would also like to return, but alas,
they are too old. The raise of the
'heaper order has caught them with
the bars of the age limit up prevent-
ing their return to the A. O. U. W.
\\ hen it is all said and done these mem-
bers realize that the A. O. U. W. never
misrepresented its position to them and
they were mislead into believing that
the order they were quitting for the
1 heaper order would not be able to
keep good its promises. The A. O. IT.
W. always lias made good and it al-
ways will, with the co-operation and
helpfulness 11 f its members.
Sallisaw Lodge No, 72 now holds
first place in point of membership. This
she rightfully attained by hard work,
having increased her membership
over two hundred in the past year and
a half. The cast siders are hustlers
from the word go and there is none of
1'ellagra germs in the system of the
INITIATES CLASS OF SEVEN.
Guthrie Lodge No. I closed the month
of February with a class of seven
members. There was a good attend-
ance of members from a distance and
a light luncheon was served at the
NOTES OF INTEREST.
Blackwell No. 22 is on the Jump.
Bro. Glover writes of Feb. 21: We
had a good turnout last night. Bal-
lctteil on twenty-one applicants and all
good "metal," too. We are going to
try and keep you busy.
i'onca City No. 20, is still "drilling."
A Degree team has bee norganized and
the team is kept busy working 011 class
initiation each meeting. A good set of
officers and a working membership
has brought No. 20 out into the lime
Newkirk No. 1!) shows signs of
awakening. Some new members have
been admitted, but not much doing
there at present. If they want to keep
up with the procession they should get
busy at once .else all the other lodges
will get so far ahead it will take some
tall sprinting to keep in sight of the
W. N. Llliott, the genial Financier of
Chickasha Lodge No. 52 is going to
make application for an increase in his
s< lary. He says the Free Dispensation
stunt has about winded him and un-
li .-s he gets more 0f the "mazuma"
to buy him a glass of Coca-Cola he
will lio down and out.
Lawton No. 15 put in a class of
twenty Thursday evening February
-9th. This is good news. The Grand
Lodge had sent a deputy there twice
with no results, but the members of
the lodge have taken it upon them-
selves to push the work. Bro. W. J.
Donald, the Financier, seems to be one
ot the "pushers" and if so it is safe
te say that No. 15 will show up strong
in tho next few months.
Waukomis No. 28 has joined the pro-
<■< ssion and comes along with twenty-
five new members for the month of
I 1 binary. Not a bad showing when it
is remembered that little or nothing
has been done there for three or four
years. R. C. Shades has been elected
I am directed by the Board of Di-
rectors to notify you that on account
of the death of our late brother, Car!
W. Klmpton, which occurred on Febru-
ary 16th, the Board at Its meeting on
February 24tli made the following for
the balance of this term:
Hon. Judge W. A. Roane, Atlantaa,
D. Adna Brown, Phoenlxvllle, Pa.,
I am also directed to send you a
copy of the following resolution which
was prepared by a special committee of
which Hon. John W. Talbot was Chair-
"Dead, but his death was fitting;
His life to the latest breath,
Was poured like wax on the' chart of
And is seated by the stamp of death."
"The foregoing lines are particularly
applicable and fitting to express the
sentiments of the Board of Directors
01 the Federated Fraternities, in ses-
sions at the Great Northern Hotel in
Chicago, ill., February 24th, 1912, upon
leceipt of the information that the
Secretary of the Federated Fraterni-
ties Carl w. Klmpton, had died sud-
nenly at his place of business.
Nothing that we can say will add
to the fame of Brother Klmpton or
convey to him any benefit, but it is fit-
ting that we should express the fact
that his passing is the most serious
loss we have sustained.
We unanimously concur in directing
that this memorial be placed upon the
minutes of the Federation and that It'
Published in the official organs of
t ne societies.
Brother Kimpton was a man of
Kreat intellectuality, of ready wit of
and was blesse<i with
a tactful, forceful personality that
i rought successful results t0 any un-
dertaking in which he engaged. We
sincerely regret his taking off "
Very truly and fraternally yours,
D- ADNA BROWN.
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