The Oklahoma Workman (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 10, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 1, 1910 Page: 1 of 8
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Send all Reports and Correspondence to W.
Grand Recorder, Guthrie, Okla.
Send all Medical Examinations to Dr. C. S. Burns,
Grand Medical Examiner, Trousdale, Okla.
New Members Added in
Dixie Lodge No. 63 has awakened to
the fact that new business begets in-
terest. September was a good month
for this lodge, less than one year old,
and applications for eight new certi-
ficates were sent in to the Grand Re-
corder's office. Bro. Oxford, the Rec-
order of Dixie Lodge writes that the
benefits of the A. O. U. W. is appre-
ciated In their locality and that the
Order win make a substantial increase
in their lodge.
Dixie Lodge has been a substantial
one from the start. It was organized
nine months ago with twelve charter
members and has now nearly reached
twenty-five and no suspensions are
recorded against the lodge. This is
indeed a good record and while the
growth has not been great as some
would expect it has been steady and
substantial and the lodge can well be
proud of the record it has made for
1910. The work of this lodge should
be an example for other lodges to fol-
low for by so doing the membership
would always be on the increase. It
is hoped that Dixie Lodge will con-
tinue to grow until her membership
reaches the one hundred mark, and
being in a good agricultural section
of the state, there is no reason why
they should not accomplish that re-
STILL THEY COME.
"Send me twenty-five application
cards, I have already secured fifteen
new applications." Such is the news
that comes from the southern part of
the state. Terral lodge has not let
any grass grow under its feet dur-
ing the long hot, dry summer months,
but have been forging ahead, and the
above from one of its members is in-
deed encouraging and shows what can
be done by working harmoniously to-
gether for their own mutual benefit.
If one member of a local lodge can,
alone, secure fifteen applicants what
would be the result if five or ten mem-
bers, or better, the entire lodge, were
all working together to extend the
limits of the Order? Terral Lodge has
benefited during the past summer in
a substantial way and the A. O. U. W.
has become firmly established in that
locality and those who do not now
belong to the Order have had demon-
strated to them what the Order does
for its members. That the member
who wrote the above will be success-
ful in getting all of his application
cards filled out, and a majority of
them ititiated into the Order, cannot
Cheering news for many of our
members was heralded the first of
the month by the order ending the
coal strike being issued. Many lodg-
es of the east side nave a large
membership among the miners and
the late strike has resulted in a de-
crease in that section but now the
strike is ended it is hoped that most
of these lodges will recuperate their
losses and make rapid gains In mem-
A I «i3roiUCAL
Okmulgee, Okla., Oct. 1, 1710.
Brothers: When that sign appears
on the front door of a bank build-
ing it spells ruin not only to the
bank, and its officers, but to the de-
positors and stockholders, it means
poverty and want to the families of
all those who have deposited their
money in the institution and the re-
sults are far reaching in every way.
When the monthly report comes in
from some lodge and under the
heading "SUSPENDED MEMBERS"
if your name should appear it would
have practically the same effect on
you and yours as the suspension of
the bank would have on you if you
had the savings of years deposited in
it, only in the one case the bank
officers would in most cases be re-
sponsible for the suspension of the
bank and the ruin they brought on
the stockholders and depositors who
trusted them. While in the case of
your suspension in the A. O. U. W.
YOU would be the responsible party
for the suspension and the loss of
your share of the $100,000 reserve
cash we have on hanfl and for the
possible poverty and want that would
come to those who are near and
dear to you. There are many mem-
bers of our Order who would be very
loud in their blame on bank officers
of some bank in which they might
have deposits if it failed, who will
go suspended themselves every few
months in the A. O. U. W. and nev-
er give the consequences a thought
The above reflections come to me
through a case that came to my no-
tice where a member went suspended
carelessly for two months, an ddied,
leaving nothing behind htm for the
support of a widow and four little
children. You can't afford to lose
your membership in the A. O. U. W.,
you can't afford it on account of your
share in the reserve fund. You can't
afford it on account of your family—
Yours in C. H. & P.
S. L. JOHNSON, G. M. W.
A THANKSGIVING OFFER
To any member who will secure two Beneficial Applications
during either October or November, T will give a nice GOLD
PLATED LAPEL BUTTON EMBLEM OF ORDER
To any Deputy who will secure as many aa 15 members during
either October or November, I will give a nice watch charm,
SOLID GOLD, emblems of Order thereon.
To flic members of any Lodge who has no Deputy working
with them who as a Lodge will secure 20 members 1 will give a
nice mission style clock for their Hall. Secure the members during
October or November.
To secure these prizes have local recorders send list of members
with name of members securing them.
Local Recorders: Please send me such list for August and
September so that T may secure prizes for those who have earned
them under offer for those months. Also state which prize they
expect to receive.
Go to work and make this the best six months, that we have
had for years. We have the Best Order today doing business in
the Best State in the Best Republic the World has ever known.
Push and pull together, do not wait for some one else "Get Busy."
Today is all we have, tomorrow may never come to some of us
and if we ever expect to do anything now is the time. "GET
BUSY." Fraternally vours in C. IT. & P.,
CTIAS. S. BURNS, M. P.,
Grand Medical Examiner.
bership. Also that future labor troub-
les of this character will not deplete
the ranks of Workmanship but that
all members engaged in the occupa-
tion of mining will more carefully
guard their protection in the Order.
Eight New Members
September is the
Do not wait to see what some other
member is going to do, but get busy
on your own account. It will pay you
to work for new members in the A.
O. U. W.
The unexpected sometimes does
happen and this time it comes from
Capital No. 7fi. With the assistance
of a deputy the lodge added eight new
members to its membership roll dur-
ing September and the lodge has been
placed in good working condition and
bids fair to remain alive from this
time on. Deputy Alex Johnson busied
himself in the interest of the lodge
and was successful in his work of se-
curing new members and left the lodge
in excellent shape for future work.
Capital Lodge, located in the heart
of the oil and gas district, has a splen-
did field to work In and draw mem-
bers from and with this nice start
for the fall months of the year should
readily and easily run their member-
ship up to the fifty mark. The mem-
bership is a substantial one, and not
many suspensions are recorded against
the lodge as its memhers believe In
the A. O. U. W. and are satisfied with
the protection the Order gives them
and the new members added to the
lodge are all Rood men in whom ut-
most confidence can be placed. Let
everv member of Capital Lodge busy
himself during the remaining months
of 1910 and work with a determination
to increase their membership to fifty
THE ACTIVE MEMBER.
We often meet memfbers who will tell
you how much they think of the order,
and giving praise for the good work that
is being done and tell of instances that
have come to their personal knowledge
that makes them still stronger believers
In the faith of Workmanship, but they
say I never go to lodge. I do not like
that sort of thing, I never can get in-
terested in those kind of doings, but
it's a good thing, just the same. These
brothers are to be pitied. They know
and will acknowledge that they belong
to a good thing, that the work being
accomplished is for the best interests
of humanity, but they cannot take an
active part in it. Every man can take
an active part in the A. O. U. W. if
he wants to. He may not at first be an
active as some of the brothers that have
been in the harness for years, but if he
will attend the meetings regularly he
will soon find that he will be just as
active in the work as anyone else, and
he will be a part and parcel of doing
the good work that he Is telling about
and that he is hearing about. It is the
active member that keeps things always
going, it is the aetlve member that helps
to keep down the assessments; it Is the
active member that looks after the sick
and needy member; it is the active mem-
ber that Is the whole show, so be a part
of the whole show by becoming an activo
member of your lodge and help push
the good work along.—Omaha Home
Don't think of walking the golden
streets and leave the children bare-
footed here. It won't be a comfort-
able journey. "Inasmuch as ye hi\ve
done it unto one of the least of these,
ve have done it unto Me."—Journal
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