The Oklahoma Workman (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 10, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 1, 1910 Page: 2 of 8
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THE OKLAHOMA WORKMAN
Record are asked to contribate to this caiurni e ich inont.i. Send
irticlei jo they will reach the editor by the first day of the mouth.
BIG NIGHT AT CHELSEA—OPEN
MEETING CLASS INITIATION
One of the most successful meetings
ever held In this jurisdiction was
jiiilk'd olT at the last regular meeting'
of Chelsea Lodge. Some time ago
Grand Master Workman Johnson vis-
ited Chelsea and pomised the boys
that he would be glad to come back
any night they would arrange a class
of 10 now members to initiate, so
everyone put their shoulder to the
wheel with the result that at the
lust regular meeting of this lodge
Chelsea came across with their part
of the agreement and Grand Master
Workman Johnson came with his.
The festivities opened with a general
open meeting in the lodge hall attend-
ed by about 200 workmen, their wives
sisters and sweethearts. The meeting
opened with music after which the
the Grand Master was introduced
and in an able and eloquent address
spoke of the splendid organization of
the A. O. U. W. in Oklahoma, how
from a small beginning it had grown
into the magnificent society it is, of
the good it had done and was doing,
of the large reserve fund of over
$100,000 it had on hand and the stal-
wart class of citizens that composed
its membership. We like to have
Kro. Johnson visit us at Chelsea and
all enjoyed his remarks. After the
speaking was over light refeshments
were served, consisting of ice cream,
cake, etc., and by this time the time
had arrived for the regular meeting
of the Lodge. The ladies retired
and the lodge opened in due form and
a fine class of 10 new members was
initiated into the Order. Bro. John-
son exemplified the secret work and
was ably assisted by the members of
the lodge in conferring the degree.
I can say in conclusion that these
open and class meetings are not
only good for the Order, tout for the
members as well and now that the
warm weather Is past it makes the
conditions just right for this kind of
work and I would like to see every
lodge in the Order devote at least
one meeting a month to an open
meeting and class initiation.
Fraternally yours in C. H. & P.
lieve in the A. O. U. W. and with
Bro. Darnall's assistance they will de-
monstrate that believ by a large class
CHICKASHA LINES UP.
Class of New Members Promised—Ap-
There is still some interest left
among the members for the welfare
of the Order. Chickasha No. 52, the
meeting place of the next Grand
Lodge session, has decided not to wait
any longer but will bestir themselves
from this time on and try and regain
lost ground. The Recorder of the
lodge writes that they have already
a number of applications on hand and
will report a good class of new mem-
bers on their next report. The city
of Chickasha is favorably located for
doing good work for the Order. The
Bock Island shops are located there,
besides numerous factory concerns
that employ finite a force of men,
some of whom are no doubt without
protection for their families. Tn ad-
dition to the Industries of the city it
is the center of a splendid agricultu-
ral country from which many members
could be drawn.
Bro. .Tames Dnrnall has taken
chares of the work in Chickasha and
with proper support from his fellow
members there is no reason why the
lodge should not make rapid strides
and become the strongest lodge of the
Southwest. The members of No. 52
are like those of other lodges, all be-
A BENEFIT TO OUR ORDER.
Editor Workman: All our members
ore receiving your paper from time to
time and we consider it a great bene-
fit to our Order.
Mre are now moving along nicely
and have initiated four new members
since cur last report and have elected
eight more, this gives us hope that we
will have the best lodge in this lo-
i >ur organizer, Bro. P. A Merrlman
was with us last night and his at-
tendance is highly appreciated. The
interest he has taken in us and his
visits from time to time will certain-
ly be an upbuilding to our Order and
Thanking Bro. Merriman for his past
interests and soliciting his future help
and giving our regards to the A. O.
U. W. in general we are in C. H. &
J. R. BROWN,
Becorder, Iron Bridge, No SO.
Iron Bridge, Okla., 9-22-10
ENID STEPS LIVELY.
Enid No. 21 did not let Septem-
ber pass by without contributing some-
thing toward building up the Order
Bro. J. K. Turk of that lodge was suc-
cessful in adding one new member to
his lodge and the Becorder writes
that the lodge is beginning ,o awaken
and will make a good showing for Oc-
tober and the remainder of the >ear.
Enid Lodge is a substantial one, en-
listing as its members some cf the
moat prominent men of the city and
the immediate vicinity and a little un-
ited effort on the part of its members
will be successful beyond degree.
W. B. Welch, Grand Recorder,
Dear Sir and Brother:
Enclosed please find application for
new certificate, and the Beneficiary
Certificate of Bro. Ben. R. Chaney,
deceased. The people are very much
impressed with your promptness in
payment of this claim and it has re-
sulted in twelve new applications for
the lodge last night.
Yours in C. H. & B..
A. M. BROWN, Recorder, No.74.
Terral, Okla., 9-23-10.
Whereas. It has pleased Almighty
God to remove from our midst Bro.
James Milam, therefore be it
Resolved that Chelsea Lodge No. 17
A. O. XT. W. extend its heartfelt sym-
pathy to the bereaved family of our
deceased brother: and as Brother Mi-
lam ras ever a true and faithful
Workmar, ever ready to fulfill his
obligations, and cherished the welfare
of the Ovler, therefore let us so live
that when we are called from this
lodge below, we may meet him in the
Celestial lodge above: Be it further
Resolved that a copy or these reso-
lutions be spread upon tlie minutes , f
the Lodge, a copy given to the be-
reaved fami'y and a copy sent to the
Respectfully submitted in C. IT &
C. O BROWN.
Master Workman. No 67
One of our old time members writes
his appreciation of the Oklahoma
Workman and heartily sympathizes
•"ith its.efforts in building up the Or-
der and has taken it upon himself to
do a little missionary work and or
ganize a new lodge Bro. M. L. Pan-
ter of Coo-y-yah No. 9 writes as fol-
I have just received my Workman
for September and I can assure you
it is always a treat to get the pa-
per each month and it would be sadly
missed if I did not receive it. I find
that this would be a good locality to
organize a lodge of the A. O. U. W.
as there are a number of persons here
that formerly belonged to the Order
and now realize that they would like
to again be active members. The
lodge at that place having surrendered
its charter several years ago, out a
new lodge can be built up with good
material and I would like to have
some application cards, examination
blanks and literature. Please send
the same at once and I will organize
a new lodge here."
The place Bro. Panter writes of is
Welch, Oklahoma, and here is hoping
that he will succeed in the work he
NEW LODGE AT STAR.
Another New Lodge Added to the
A. O. U. W.
Deputy S. A. Merriman has succeed-
ed in organizing a new lodge at
Star, Haskell County which promises
to be a good rural lodge. He closes
his charter list with twenty four
members and will institute the lodge
and start it off in good working con-
dition. The addition of this lodge
makes six lodges that have been or-
ganized in that section of the State
within the past year and it is to be
hoped that more new ones will be in-
stituted in a short time.
Bro. Merriman, with the assistance
of Past Grand Overseer, Thad Har-
bour, will soon organize a lodge at
Stigler, and besides this place a lodge
is in view at Heavener, the division
point of the Kansas City Southern,
and it is expected that a good lodge
will he built up at these two places.
The new Lodge at Star starts out
with the following officers.
J. H Dodd, P. M. V.; J. B. Stein-
baugh, M. W.: W. C. Dodd, Foreman:
E. Steinbaugh, Overseer: M. H.
Wright. Recorder and Financier; H.
Metcalf, Becelver: S. R. Dodd, Guide.
James Willis, O. W.; and T. D. Hen-
son, I. W.
SAPULPA LODGE GETS DOWN TO
Sapulpa, Okla., Sept. 30, 1910.
On Thursday night Sapulpa Lodge
No. 59 held an active business meet-
ing. On invitation of the lodge
Grand Master Workman Johnson
came up and about 40 members were
present. Bro. Locke who has been
acting as Receiver resigned that l o-
sition and the members immediately
elected him to the position of Finan-
cier. The lodge then elected Bro.
Knight to the position of Receiver.
We now have a fine corps or lodge
officers. Master Workman Bayless,
Recorder Samples, Receiver Knight,
Financier Locke with the old officers
filling the positions of Guide, Fore-
man, Oveseer and Watchman. Bro.
Loekes address is 111 East Dewey
Ave. and all assessments will be paid
to him personally hereafter or re-
mitted to him by mail. We expect
Sapulpa Lodge to make a fine show-
in?: this fall as ail the members pres-
i nt agreed to push the membership
above the 100 mark by Grand Lodge.
ANOTHER FROM KINGFISHER.
Kingfisher No. 2 is making things
lively of late having sent in several
new applications and all the members
of the lodge are working to make
theirs the largest \. O. TT, W. in the
state and they will succeed at the rate
the new members are being added to
the Lodge. The officers of Kingfisher
lodge are wide awake and will hot let
any opportunity pnss them by that
will work a benefit to their lodge.
A LETTER OF THANKS.
To the Officers and Members of Nixon
Lodge No. 75 and the Grand Lodge
Officers of Oklahoma Jurisdiction,
A. O. U. W.
Dear Brothers: Now, please let me
render my thanks to each of you for
the great kindness shown me during
my recent accident and illness which
followed it. I cannot express to you
in words my feelings for what you
have done in my behalf but my heart
yearns for the success of every mem-
ber of the Grand Old A. O. U. W.
Now, Brothers, it would afford me a
great pleasure to receive a letter from
any brother of the A. O. U. W., as 1
would like to hear from some of
you personally for it would Taring
back to mind the good times spent
with you in our lodge councils.
I hope to be able to attend the
next meeting of the Grand Lodge. The
accident I sustained last winter has
disabled me in such a manner as to
make it impossible for me to do an-
other days work. VI/ left hand is
useless, also my left leg was injured
so I can hardly use it. In closing al-
low me to append a Railroad Man's
liniyer offered after he became con-
verted and joined the Church:
A Railroad Man's Prayer.
An old rairoad employee was con-
verted at a meeting and was asked to
lead in prayer. He hesitated a mom-
ent, then with trembling but clear, re-
sounding voice he said reverently:
"O, Lord, now that I have flagged
Thee lift up my feet from the rough
road of life and plant them safely on
the train of salvation. Let me use
the safety lamp known as Prudence
and make all the couplings in the
train with the strong link of Love.
Let my handlamp be the Bible. And,
Heavenly Father, keep all the switch-
es closed that lead off on sidings, eS'
pecially those with blind ends. O,
Lord, if it be thy pleasure, have every
semiphore block along the line show
the white light of Hope, that I may
make the run of life without stopping.
And, Lord, give tts the Ten Command-
ments for the schedule and, when I
have finished the run on schedule
t-me and p!! .l into the great, ('ark
station of death, may the Superin-
ent of the Universe say: WTell done,
thou good and faithful servant, come
and sign the payroll and receive your
check for Eternal Life."
Again thanking my brother members
of the A. O. U. W. and asking that,
some of them take time to drop me
a line, I am in C. H. & P.
A. F. NIXON, No. 75
Pine Bluff, Ark., 1217 Georgia St.
Chelsea No. R7 will make a heroic
effort to increase its membership
and add strength to the Order. A
public meeting was held recently, at
which time the payment of a death
claim was made in that lodge.
Grand Master Workman Johnson was
present and made an address to the
members assembled and all were
pleased with the promptness in which
the claim was paid. The officers
and members all promised that they
would, from this time on, do all they
could to extend the limits of the
Order and build up a good strong A.
O. iT. W. in Chelsea. Several new
members have been added to the sum-
STILLWATER TO THE FRONT.
Bro. A. A. Ware, of Stillwater I-odge
No. 5, also member of the Grrnd
Lodge Finance Committee brings the
cheering news that his lodge has three
applications ready to be given the
Degree of Workmanship. Stillwater
has not vet reached the one hundred
mark but we have been assured that
it would do so before the year is out
and it looks like they would make
good. The A. O. TI. W. cannot be ex-
celled by any fraternal order and all
members of the lodge should use every
effort to overreach the one hundred
mark between now and the first day
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Leatherman, W. J. The Oklahoma Workman (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 10, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 1, 1910, newspaper, October 1, 1910; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc273860/m1/2/: accessed June 18, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.