The Oklahoma Workman (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 10, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 1, 1910 Page: 4 of 8
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i THE OKLAHOMA WORKMAN
THE OKLAHOMA WORKMAN
UUARANTEED CIRCULATION 7,00#.
PublUhed Monthly by Grand T sdja of
Oklahoma A. O. U. W.
W. J. LBATHERMAN, Editor.
Subscription prices 50c per year. Frea
to all members of tha Ordar
Bntered at the postofflce at Guthrla,
Oklahoma, bs socond clasa matter,
October E, 1900
Grand Lodge Officers.
Grand Master, S. L. Johnson, Okmul-
Past Grand Master, A. J. Davidson,
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Grand Foreir.an, Harry Gilstrap,
Grand Overseer, W. L. Bell, Musko-
Grand Recorder. W. R. Welch, Guth-
Grand Receiver, J. M. Wells, King-
Grand Guide, Claude Wells, Sallisaw,
Grand Inside Watchman, A. M.
Thompson, El Reno, Okla.
Grand Outside Watchman, F. ,T. Koch,
Grand Medical Examiner, C. S. Burns,
H. T. Todd, Chairman, Guthrie, Okla.
Alex. Ware, Stillwater, Okla.
E. F. Gibbs, Enid, Okla.
D. B. Madden, Chairman, Sayer, Okla.
M. W. Hinch, Kingfisher, Okla,
W. J. Hnlsey, Hartshorne, Okla.
Board of Directors.
S. I,. Johnson, Okmulgee, Okla
Harry Horner, Enid, Okla.
Alf. T. Whitman, Oklahoma City, Okla
S. F. Allembaugh, Payson, Okla. •
Harry Donart, Stillwater, Okla.
A H. Lyons, Hennessey, Okla.
J. P. McLarty, Wilburton, Okla.
J. M. Wells, Kingfisher, Okla.
W. E. Johnson, Tecumseh, Okla.
With the dawn of October begins
the Forty-third year in the history of
the Ancient Order of United Work-
men. During these long years the Or-
der has done a great deal of good
and has been a succor in time of need
to thousands of homes and has af-
forded the means of educating hun-
dreds of thousands of children there-
by making it possible for those left
alone with no visible means of sup-
port to go forth and tight the battles
of the world. Many of the sons and
daughters of its members have at-
tained prominence in affairs of gov-
ernment and state and others have
become leaders both political and so-
cial. The Order, founded u]>on the
spirit of brotherly love, has been far-
reaching in its inlit>nce for good
and the uplift of mankind; it has
fostered and encouraged home build-
ing and home protection; it has earn-
estly advocated the development of
the intellect along matters of science,
art and all Industrial branches, and
its work is not yet finished but only
The tirst of the Fraternal Orders of
the country, the Ancient Order of
United Workmen has been the means
and the incentive for the organization
of countless other societies of similar
character, all founded upon similar
principles and engaged in work of
like kind, but none can detract from
the glory and honor that rightfully
belongs to the Order of Workmen that
first advocated the principles of Chari-
ty, Hope and Protection be practically
Out of this beginning, crude as was
its regulations, has grown the perfect-
ed Fraternal System, against which
prejudiced minds have labored to de-
stroy in vain. A system of protection
for the poor man and the middle
classes has been established that will
not down because of the millions in-
terested in keeping it alive.
Forty-two years have passed and
each year has been a star added to
the achievements of Workmanship.
Each year has seen the principles of
the Order applied in ways that were
of benefit and its confines broadened.
During this period of time it has dis-
bursed financially, nearly ISO millions
of dollars that has been used in keep-
ing intact the home of a brother
Workman. It has disbursed millions
more in brotherly assistance that can-
Grand Lodge meets In Chickasha, not- b(; measured in financial values.
Okla., first Tuesday in February, 1911.
PRICE LIST OF SUPPLIES.
All lodge officers are hereby noti-
fied that all orders for supplies must
ba 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
trade necessary by an order from the
board of directors. Below is given a
revised list of supplies ami prices
■which can be posted in the report
book for guidance in the future:
Rituals, each $1.00
Semi-annual Password—hook 1.00
Monthly report Book 1.00
Financier's Record 3.00
Minute Books (Kelfer's) 4.00
Lodge Seals 2.50 3 00
Buttons, per dozen 50
Gold Seals, box of 100 .75
Financier's Receipt Book 25
Receiver's Receipt Book 25
Recorder's Warrant Book 25
Beneficiary Registers, each 50c-1.00
Financier's Registers, each 50c-1.0O
Ode Cards, dozen _ 25
Officers Bonds, each 05
By-Laws, each 10
Lanterns and Slides 35.00
Medical Examinations, free
Application Cards frP(,
Altar Emblems 2.25
Bibles, each 2 50
Gavels, each 20
Ballot Boxes, each 75
All supplies are sent prepaid except
lantern and slides, altar emblems,
gavels and ballot boxes AJl orders to
tea placed with Grand Recorder.
W R. WULCH. Gathrta. Okla.
The years that confront the Order
are full 01 uncertainty, but with the
record of the past a,s a auiue the'e
is iiu reason but that its march of
profjioss will be ulivvaid unit upward
until it will occupy a place 111 the
hearts oi the people that will not be
supplanted b.v any other.
.fcjVciy loyal Workman should use
his utmost elfort to cause the Order
place among all societies secure. This
is the anniversary month of the birth
of Workmanship and all lodges should
endeavor to have a meeting on or
near the 2Sth of the month and cele-
brate the anniversary with fitting
A circular letter from the Grand Mas-
ter Workman was mailed to each mem-
ber of the jurisdiction living in Oklahoma
with the intent to place before the work-
ing membership the financial condition
of the Order. Already Ibis lette.- has
had some effect and some responses have
been made thereto. In all the facts set
forth show the actual condition of the
Order at the present time and it is such
as would inspire confidence in every
member of the Order at home and
abroad. The object of the letter was,
also, to induce the members to put forth
a greater effort to secure new members
and build up their lodges. With the fi-
nances in the condition they are now
found to be any member can go to Mo
neighbor and tell him with the utmost
candor that the A. O. U. W. of Okla-
homa is the safest, soundest and be ft
of them all in this State and thai it
ranks with any of the Fraternal Orders
in the United States for stability In point
The membership needs to be replen-
ished all the time and the members of
the local lodges are the ones on whom
this responsibility rests because tliey
are in a better position to do the wrk
on account of their acquaintance with
those around thern. We earnestly hope
that no member receiving one of these
circular letters will let the time go by
without making an effort to get a new
member and add Increased strength to
his home lodge as well as to the Order
in general. The Grand Lodge will pay
you well for your work and it Is worth
while to give it a trial.
A TRAVELING SHIELD.
< Massachusetts Workman. August).
Oriental lodge has just started 011
its travels a traveling shield. Its
first point of temporary rest was
with Mystic Lodge of Lynn, where
it is sure to be safely guarded and
forwarded to other worthy hands.
They say twenty-five brothers of
Oriental lodge were the body guard
which made the reaching of its des-
tination sure. Twenty-five out of
the seventeen hundred brothers in
Salem took part in this presentation, an? on_lho s,lelvea
the purpose of which is to exemplify
work «o filled with practical benefit
to us all.
Then let the "traveling: shield" go
on its mission of love to ever> lodge
in our jurisdiction, and may there
follow in its wake a rededication of
our membership to the work which
never ends so long as the battle for
bread and the protection of the home
continues to exist.
TO ENCOURAGE ATTENDANCE.
To the Members of the A. O. W. Greet-
ing. Dear Brothers: I have lately had
a request from several lodge recorders
for a remedy for poor attendarce at
local lodge meeting.
This is of great importance to us all,
for without attendance no business can
be transacted. For an illustration, sup-
pose that a merchant buys a stock of
goods, sees it put on the shelves, does he
stop then, and do nothing—certainly not,
he tells people of it and invites them
to come to his store, shows them his
stock in trade and sells—sells -sells ail
Now when a member joins a lodge
it seems from the way a great many
are doing—not only members but en-
tire lodges—that they have their stock
the spirit of fraternity and create
sufficient interest in its passing from
lodge to lodge that a greater out-
pouring of the willingness to do for
humanity what our order makes pos-
The shield, suggestive of protec-
tion at all times, takes on a new and
more profound meaning to the wid-
ow and orphan, when the husband
and father, who has been their shield
and support, is called away.
The idea of the traveling sTilsld
should be worked to the limit, giv-
ing opportunity to describe in a sim-
ple way the wonderful story of the
work of our order; its possibility of
enlargement and extension to thou-
sands of homes as yet unaware of Its
quality of supply and of its availabl-
ity for them; and, above all else, to
awaken our membership to a realiza-
tion of their responsibility — not
alone to their homes, but to their
lodge and their order, in the success
cf which rests the security of those
We should have no floaters in an
order where every member Is an
agent. No one is exempt from the re-
sponsibility of this work, and, while
we may not be able to do as much
as others we can do as much as we
can. and add a little to the grand
total of effort which will aggregate
so much of good when all are in-
spired by a willingness to contribute
We commend this sentiment to all
"T am onlv one; but I im one
I cannot do everything; but I can do
What T can do, T ought to do;
And what I ought to do, but the bles-
sings of God, T will do."
We can all resolve to attend our
meetings occasionally. There we may
hear something which will interest
us to go again. There is no reason
why we cannot always have an ap-
plication handy: and we never can
know but we ourselves may prove a
"traveling shield" to some man's
loved ones by a little kindly interest,
mnnifested in handing him a bit of
lodge literature, or raying a word as
te our hopes for 'he continued pros-
perity of the oldest fraternal pro-
tective organization in the country.
The fact of its accomplishment, of
its long years of successful endeavor
its demonstration over rivalry and
unjust criticism, its fulfillment of
promises mnrle before it were pos-
sible to be sure of their achievement;
all these successes should be an as-
surance of an ability to meet the fu-
ture problems—a guarantee of great-
er power than ever—for the protec-
tion of the home.
We need however, I he aid of e\ -
ery member, ard we have a right to
expect it There should be not only
a willingness but a pleasure in a
and then let it remain. Why not try
the merchant's plan. Do a little ju-
dicious advertising. Let people know
what a good thing we have and help
push It along. Tell the members to
come out for man cannot live for him-
self alone. Why not try for a supper*
Now oysters are in season, invite the
good women to come and enjo/ one
supper and not have to worry over it
Then invite each one a friend, talk
A. O. U. W. everywhere. Have signs
all over the house telling what it has
done and is doing for women and chil-
dren all over this big state of ours.
Have some baker bake a cake or two
with A. O. U. in letters on it. Have
on hand a generous supply of applica-
tion cards and see if it won't result
in an increase of membership. On
Hallowe'en eve those of the members
who attend let them mask and dress
in long robes and have on them A. O
U. W. and go all over town and get
in every tardy member and get them
all together at the home of some Broth-
er and spend an evening in old time
fun making. Will draw neighbors closer
and let them feel like each needs the
help of another.
Where it can be done give a Harvest
supper and have an hour or two of pas-
time afterward with music; allow
young people whom you invite to engage
in dancin gif they like; have a few ap-
propriate songs and if possible get some
children to recite some poems for the
Let members feel like the Order need-
ed them and do not go alone to meet-
ing. Use a telephone, invite them and
urge them to come. Go by and take a
Brother by the arm and say, come along,
we need you. Let's try; don't be a quit-
ter; be a worker. The world needs men.
CHAS. C. BURNS, M. D.
Grand Medical Examine1.
Trousdale, Okla., Sept. 30.
Tomorrow," said the careless jay, "t'll
I'll have my life insured, I guess; I
know it is the safest plan, to save my
children from distress." And when the
morrow came around they placed him
gently in a Tjox; at break of morning he
was found as dead as Julius Caesar's ox.
His widow now is scrubbing floors, and
washing shirts and splitting wood, and
doing fifty other chores, that she may
rear her wailing brood.
"Tomorrow," said the careles ay, "I'll
take an hour and make my will; and
then if I should pass away, the wife and
kids wjill know no ill." The morrow
came, serene and nice, the weather mild,
with signs of rain; the careless jay was
placed on ice, embalming fluid in hid
brain; alas, alas, poor careless jay! The
lawyers got his pile of cash; his wife
is toiling night and day, to keep the kids
in clothes and hash.
Tomorrow is the ambushed
avoided by the circumspect.
Tomorrow is the fatal rock on whicii
a million ships are wrecked.—Walt Mas-
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