The Oklahoma Workman (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 11, Ed. 1 Monday, November 1, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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FIVE THOUSAND MEMBERS FOR JAN. 1910
Bend all Medicml Examination* to Dr. E. Q Sharp,
Grand Medical Examiner. Guthrie, Okla.
■end all Reports and Correspondence to \f_ R Welch.
Grand Recorder, Guthrie, Okla.
Cowlington Lodge Still Very Much Alive—
New Members Every Meeting.
BIG MEETING AT ADAIR
Lodge Reorganized and New Officers Elect-
ed—Active Work Started.
Two reports from Cowlington Lodge X .
S2 have boon received and they are in-
deed very encouraging. This lodge now
has a membership of one hundred, which
hul a few short months • • > had loss
than twenty. The officers « f this lodi?o
not together and determined to do some-
thing that would make their fnlcf^ one
of the strongest in the state iml sot • Vi«>
mark at one hundred strong, \lready
more tiian enough n| plications have been
secured to assure ties and r> o. |;rMfro*
and those who have charge >f th% wovk
write that they are not m # * • r fin ti hilt
through with the materia' on hand and
that they will easily g^t fifty rr si My
more new members before i' . v quit. Hro.
ltridges has lintl personal charge of the
work in his lodge and has shown by hir
ability that he is the right man in the
right place, having secured thirty-one
new applications in the last three weeks.
All the members of Cowlington Lodge
are working and this fact alone is the
greatest factor in tueir success and de-
monstrates to other lodges what an in
terested membership can do when wo*
ing in earnest. They are certainly to b"
congratulated upon the creditable shot?*n.
upon the escutcheon of our
should he indelibly engraved the
l". \V. fraternal policy "charity,
A. • i
Lodge Holds Public Meeting-Has
One of the most Inspiring and enthusl
astic meetings of tlie Ancient Order of
the United Workmen of Terral No. TI
was called in a special session by the
M. W.. r-lro. .1. H. Pealore Thursday eve-
Ming. Oil. I), in which the G. M. Wor«-
man, Bro. S. T.. Johnson participated,
honoring the lodge with his presence and
with a most inspiring address in an open
session—an address that is calculated ti
do great good for Terral Lodge Xo. 74.
Bro. Johnson is gifted with that rare
and peculiar oratory that is most htgh
ly appreciated hy his hearers. Being
most familiar with the early history of
I he Order, lie takes up the fundamen-
tal principles the early enunciation by
Father Unchurch Imparting his knowl-
edge of tlie same from t he earliest his-
tory of the Order down to the present
In the course of his address he sot
forth the future, showing whereby that
the rates adopted by that Order was
rates based upon t lie National Fraternal
Congress table of mortality, and that the
same was adequate and sufficient to car-
ry on tlie great business done by rho
Order. That il had complied with all
the requirements of the laws of the
state, and had fully stood tlie lesf <n
that respect, lie appealed to young mer.,
and in fart .'ill men, mor.o especially of
families, to carry Fraternal insurance for
the protection of those that wire "near
and dear" to them. That i'ie ivcmber-
ship that constituted the A. O. 1". W..
was not a real poor class nor a rca1 rich
clasfi" whlc'i is the moving spirit,
class" which is the moving dominant
for lis of the Grand old A. O. F. W. 11"
said that tlie fraternal feature attached
to the same was something more than
amounted to an "ordinary form." That
our obligations should be highly regnid-
ed and more scrupulously kept and thai
After tlie session the audience was lir
missed and repaired to the "Ward Res-
taurant" where refreshments were serv 1
consisting of oysters, cake, soup, and
various other things too numerous to
mention. It was a 'bountiful supply and
all that participated must certainly have
done justice to the occasion.
• Ira nd
1 ;i os
The members then returned
hall in a closed session with tlie
Master Workman presiding. Foip
rants were secured, namely: llros,
F. Wilson, J. Fee Reynolds, and
Pliancy and J. W. Harper—A special dis-
pensation was granted, the candidates
having been examined by our worthj
local medical examiner, Or. F. W. Rv.inp
was hastened up to the ante roo ^ and
being in waiting Lodge conferred the
There is another name that -shall net
he passed unnoticed or cannot fail to
mention and that is Bro. Hardy Walters,
who is proprietor of the Restaurant and
an enthusiastic member of the A. O. F
W.. who showed his fratarnai s;i vit 'n his
efforts to the end that the ent're crowd
was "filled" to their hearts content1. for
which we desire to express most Lea^tv
and sincere thanks to him and Bio.
Ward. There shall be no retrospect of
this meeting that shall he passed .n-
noticed that shall omit the mini" of
Prof J. p. Scott, principal of the Terral
Adair Fodge No. IS is in on the FtVE
Tllol'SAND New members by January
1st. and you can expect a good report
from tliis lodge. On the regular meeting
of tlie lodge held tonight we "started the
ball rolling" by electing new officers. Tin
meeting wua called lo order by Grand
Master S. I.. Johnson and the following
officers were elected: l'asl Grand Mas-
ter. J. I,. Calvert; Master Workman, F.
I!. Neville; Foreman. Ouss Bredingc;
I .verseer. lien llogan: Recorder and Re-
ceiver, S. M. Meeks; Financier, Alvln
Hendrix; inside Watchman, Howard Fo-.ls
Outside Watchman, John Jordan.
The above list is an excellent set of
officers. Bro. Neville on.- Mast or Work-
man. is one of our old war horses and Ills
promotion from Recorder lo Master
Workman was a dc;-:.v\'"d eo'c.pliinci.l to
lligli Srliool and our proficient Re ori'cr.
who introduced the Grand Master to I it1
audience and who is an enthusiastic
Workman, contributing largely to thn
comfort and entertainment of our dis-
We all love Bro. Johnson down hero
and think he is one of the most conspic-
uous commanding characters of th."
Grand I.odge of the Grand Jurisdiction
of Oklahoma of the A. O. F. W.
Ordained, as I believe it were, to lei.I
the host of the Ancient Order of the
Fnited Workman Assembly out from un-
der the clouds of adversity into the sun-
shine of a new and enduring prosper!! v.
Omnipotence never sleeps. Proytdenei
is continually finding a man to stand at
the head of an organization which has
stood 41 years and which perhaps has don >
more to relieve humanity witli Its bene-
ficiary and other funds than any other
fraternal .beneficiary society of Its kind
in America, and with such men as Bro.
S. F. Johnson as Grand Master Work-
man of the Grand Jurisdiction of Okla-
homa at the head of all the Grand Juris-
dictions of the Fnited States will enevit-
ably place the Grand old A. O. F. W. be-
yond Its past and glorious achievements.
Fraternally yours in C. II. & P.
Terral, Okla.. of Terr,
* FORWARD MARCH ALONG THE LINE
Dear Brothers:—The month that has
just closed has been a good one. The
"Id spirit of tiie A. O. F. W. seems to be
lousing for good work this Fall and Win-
ter, but let us not put it off. If you
have a new man in view for the A. O.
F. W. let your motto be "Do it Now"
and gel his application at once so that
your lodge gets its share of the 5,000
will lea'" lli> wi'k nt Aim
an look for big results here hv
Bro. Johnson made a good talk
good of tiie Order as did several
brothers present, and altogether
on Hi '
tiie best meeting ever held hy this lodge.
The A. O. F. W. is popular in Adair,
as it has proven Its position here and yon
can exp.ee! In hear from us soon with
more new members.
We can look around us and see what
good we have done. What is tiie use
to stop as long as you can get a member
and we ask that every one do his pa'I
well, keep up his assessments promptly
and take an interest in Hie meetings
and our lodge will grow.
S. M. M FFKS. Recorder No. 4S
Adair, Okla., Oct. 2, 1900.
PICNIC AT DOW
All Kinds of Amusements and
As per previous notice in the Workman
Dow Fodge No. SS held her first annual
picnic at Dow Lake, Oct. 2nd, 190!). The
Dow members, with their families wer"
out enmasse and representatives from
Hartshorne, Haileyville. Krebs and Mc-
Alester Lodges were in attendance. G.
M. W. S. F. Johnson was also there and
gave one of his most convincing talks
as to why you should be a Workman.
The ladles of Dow I.odge served a splen
did dinner ami everyone present enjov" 1
over Fodge No
mem'bers by January 1st. Only two
months remain lo accomplish this. We
are having good public meetings in many
lodges and the indications point to p.
grand forward march all along the line.
S. F. JOHNSON.
G. W. M
Okmulgee, Okla, Nov. 2, 1909.
After the dinner
SS carried out a
gram in tlie pavilion building demonstrat-
ing in an impressive way why we should
belong to and carry fraternal insuraiu c.
With the row boats and Gasoline launch
on I lie lake i very one enjoyed themselves
lo the limit and resolved to hold regular
annual picnics. I can't mention any wiili
out mentioning all of tin Dow Fodge
members who did every tiling In their
power to make every one welcome. So
In No. SS you have some of the best
people and you arc tiie best working
Lodge in the state.
May you ever con
P. O. M
Pay your assessment to day .
Every lodge should redouble Its effort«
to increase its membership during the
next two months.
lie helps himself who helps others.
Hy co-operation in a fraternal way every
member of a beneficiary organization >«-,
• xtending aid and good will that retur s
to him with accumulated interest.
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Leatherman, W. J. The Oklahoma Workman (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 11, Ed. 1 Monday, November 1, 1909, newspaper, November 1, 1909; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc274768/m1/1/: accessed August 21, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.