The Oklahoma Workman (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 11, Ed. 1 Monday, November 1, 1909 Page: 4 of 8
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THE OKLAHOMA WORKMAN.
The Oklahoma Workman
GUARANTEED CIRCULATION 7.000.
Published Monthly by Grand Lode* ot
Oklahoma A. O. U. W.
W. J. LEATHERMAN, Editor.
Subscription prices 50c per year. Free
to nil members of th Order
Kntered at the postnfflce at Guthrie,
Oklahoma, as socond clnss matter.
October R, 1900
(irand Lodge Officers.
Grand Master Workman, S. L. John-
son, Okmulgee, Okla.
Past Grand Master Workman, J. M.
Wells Kingfisher, Okla.
Grand Foreman, J. A. Davidson, Okla-
homa City, Okla.
Grand Overseer, Tliad H. Harbour,
Grand Recorder, W. R. Welch, Guth-
Grand Receiver, J. E. Sater, Stilwater.
Grand Guide, George L. Wheeler,
Grand Inside Watchman, Clause
Wells, Sallisaw, Okla.
Grand Outside Watchman, J. J. Vance,
Grand Medical Examiner, Dr. F. G.
Sharp, Guthrie, Okla.
H. D Todd, Chairman, Guthrie, Okla.
Alex Ware, Stilwater, Okla.
F. F. Glbbs, Enid, Okla.
Dudley B. Madden, Chairman, Sayre,
M. W. Hinch. Kingfisher, Okla.
A. Lowensteln, Ardmore, Okla.
APPEALS AND GRIEVANCES.
W. N. Elliott, Chairman, Purcell, Okla.
W. R. Hunter, Pryor Creek, Okla.
I. D. Patterson, Hartshorne, Okla.
BOARD OF DIRECTOR1?
H. L. Johnson, Okmulgee, Okla.
Harry Horner, Enid. Okla.
W. L. Bell, Muskogee, Okla.
H. T. Rakeman, Sapulpa, Okla.
A. T. Whitman, Oklahoma City, Okla.
S. F. Allenbaugh, Payson, Okla.
Harry Donart, Stillwater, Okla.
A. H. Lyons, Hennessey, Okla.
J. P. McLarty, Wilburton, Okla.
PRICE LIST OF SUPPLIES.
AM lodge officers are hereby noti-
ced 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 ord^r require this and is further
made necessary by an order from the
board of directors. Below Is given a
revised list of supplies anvj prices
which can be posted in the report
book for guidance in the future:
Rituals, each $1,00
Semi-annual Password—book .... 1.00
Monthly report Book 1,00
Financier's Record 3.00
Minute Books (Keifer's) 4.00
Lodge Seals 2.50 3 00
Buttons, per dozen Rfl
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 lo
Lanterns and Slides 35.00
Medical Examinations, free
Application Cards free
Altar Emblems 2.25
Bibles, each 2 50
Pavels, each 20
Ballot Boxes, each 75
All supplies are sent prepaid except
lantern and slides, altar emblems,
ravels and ballot boxes. Adl orders to
♦>« placed with Grand Recorder.
W H. WELCH. Guthrie. Okl*
Whatever you attempt to do have eon
fiili nee In yourself. for without It you will
fail. Only a short time nun a prominent
member of 11 local lodge of a eortaiu
order said that lie hail lost confidence
and did not feel like making any efToi t
to lmilil up the Order.
This Is the wrong spirit to have an 1
look at things, but still this same man
keeps paying his money In a concern !;i
which he has little faith, wnlch Is also
poor policy. Without confidence in that
with which you are connected there is
a feeling of guilt within that yon arc
not doing right. We trust there nr ■
but very few members in the ranks oi
the A. o. II. W. but what have confidence
in the Order, if there are any we hope
again that they will not retard the
growth of the Order. The A. O. TT. W.
is in such a condition that every memher
can have confidence in it and recommenc-
ing It to any one who desires to benelit
by taking fraternal insurance.
THE FUTURE OF THE ORDER
The future of tlie Order is what the
members will make it. Eve ,' one has
cast tils lot with tlie Workman because
lie tbought it good, this being the case
it stands every member in hand to sc >
that the Order goes forward and not
bin kward. Nothing can be done I11 a lie f
hearted way hut energetic work will
count. Each one can do something that
will work to the interest and welfare •>,'
the order. If not by getting a member a
good word here and there will help
souir one else to get one mid if the mem-
bers want the order to grow it lies
within themselves to make ft grow. Al-
ready there lias been much work done i 1;
ertnin localities by the local members,
us deputies have been bard to find. Ties
work is substantial and places those lodg-
es in much better condition and every
lodge should take upon itself that they
will Increase its membership and revive
the interest I11 the work tlint is so mud
needed. Workmanship is founded on '.ast-
ing principles which if rightly applied will
not only benefit those in tlie Order but
those outside as well, for a Workman nt
heart filled with the spirit of Charity.
Hope and Protection will not confine
himself alone within the hounds of
tlie Order but will reach out and licln
bis fellowmnn whenever uml wlierev r
help is needed. This spirit among tin1
membership will make the Order grow
and guaranty tlie perpetuity of It.
HOW TO AVOID SUSPENSIONS
We wish to remind those nieniiiet < who
depend upon paying their assessments by
the month that it would be better, arid
.1 safeguard against going delinquent,
if they would pay throe months tn ad-
vance. The Grand Lodge makes this
possible now on account of the twelve
assessments per year. It is easy to figure
just what your assessments and dues will
amount to and if you have the money at
hand you can easily pay three or six
months ahead and not he bothered abow:
hunting up your Financier every month
You will be notified in time to make your
next payment and the chance of your be-
ing suspended will oe greatly reduced.
Every member should consider this point
and begin now lo pay in advance. You
think nothing of paying your old line in-
surance six months or a yea - in ulvunee
why not your Workman Insurance?
Taking the reports for the past few
months as a criterion the prospects for
a greatly increased membership are cer-
tainly good. Gains have been made sin e
June and the membership is gradually
getting back to where it was prior to the
Grand Lodge, it will only be a few
months now until the Grand Lodge meets
again and it is hoped that these gains
will continue until that time. Many of
the lodges have written that they will do
all they can to push along to FIVrJ
THOUSAND and some have already made
good in getting their quota of new men,
hers and more too. It is in tlie province
of every lodge to do this and we would
like to see them come in with repor s
that will make this movement a success
fill one. The suspension list has been
greatly reduced during the past threo
months and the leinstnleiiients have been
on the increase, at least more nearly up
to the suspension list than heretofore
and if tlie local officers will look after the
tardy members a little more closely this
evil will be reduced to n minimum. Of
course there are those who will suspend
in spite of anything that can be done to
prevent it. but there are a large nutnbo.'
of members that are suspended mere .•
because the Financiers do not call for
the assessments and make no effort to
reinstate those members. It Is better to
keep what we have than to let them out
by droves and then not add any new ones
or reinstate any of the old ones. The
prospects are exceedingly bright for 11
rapid growth anil we would like to see
every member take hold of the work l.i
bis local lodge and help push to 'he
front. The A. Oi TT. W. Is alright and
will he better with your help.
KIND WORDS TO THE LIVING
If we have kind words to give a friend
the time to give them is when that friend
is with us. During the past month or two
there pased away two splendid gentle-
men, friends of the writer. Their sphe; -
es of activity were along different lines.
One was a minister and a teacher in a
theological seminary. The other was an
attorney and a politician of the better
sort. During life both these men were
harassed and vlllifieif far beyond their
deserts. Mean and spiteful nnd deroga-
tory remarks, in conversation and in print
were made concerning their motives mil
their character. They were entirely un-
ltut before the sod had been placed up-
on (heir graves these *nmc Individuals
and papers were quick to say tlie kind
word and give the deserved tribute.
How much better, however, would it
have been had these things been said
while our friends were living, and had
the evil things not been spoken so loud-
ly and so positively. Wo arc too apt to
praise tlie dead and to forget the living.
Life with most of us Is a battle. All
of us must struggle and worry. Words
of praise given us while we are undergo-
ing these struggles lend cheer to our
hearts; they tend to uplift the soul, they
encourage the weary laborer. If one i?
doing ids work well, why not tell nir.i
so. if we believe a man is deserving of
praise, why not be frank with him an I
Kive him those
there may lie
As I be I
If you have
To spare for nu
That I have suffered
Until I hear not, see not. being dead
encouraging words so thr.y
some flowers in his pa' li-
if you have tears <■
keep them no'
Cultivate kindly feelings towards every-
one you meet.
Friendly rivalry and honest differences
never injure any organization.
Those who are thrifty and provident
have their reward when they grow old.
Let the luxuries go in dull times, but
keep tlie insurance policy in force. Up
to the 111 it!Ie age a man is said to "live
for himself." After that he "lives fo •
A11 exchange has said: "The lapse cer
titicate Is a cruel memento to leave a
The Chronicle says: "Give us this day
our daily work," and we will look aft t
Safety and economy are the chief con-
siderations when arranging for a certifi-
cate of insurance.
Success brings competition. Every su
cessful organization needs a good peace-
maker or running mate.
A BAD HABIT
The habit of delinquency is a danger-
ous one. It Is worse than dangerous -
it is almost criminal. A member hvs
obligated himself to abide by the laws,
and yet he violates the most important
one when he fails to pay his assessment
in time. He lias placed about his de-
pendents protection as long as he per-
forms his part of the contract, and oft. ,1
when his failure is ns fatal as to he de-
linquent a month, and there Is no organ-
ization that will or should he expeclol
lo pa j a penny in case I lie member dies
and has not abided by the laws —Mum
boldt Park Bullet in.
The next session of the Grand Lodge
will meet in Sapulpa <>n the lirst Tues
day in February 1010. Every lodge slion! I
be represented at this meeting as mat-
ters of Importance will be considered.
II is also hoped that every lodge will K:;
there with 1111 increase in membership.
——— —n — - . —
Show your faith in the A. o. U. W
by getting at least one new member be-
tween now and January 1st. It can be
done without very much of an effort on
your part. A cash commission will be
paid for your work.
The A. O. U. W. is forty-one years
old and still doing business notwithstand-
ing the hard knocks It has received at
the hands of other orders. We will com-
pare records with any of them.
If you are between the ages of IS a l i
25 three cents per day will pay for
$1,000 insurance; 'between 25 and 30 it
will cost but three and one-sixth cents
per day; between 30 and 35 it will cost
you three and one-half cents; between
35 and 10 it will cost four cents per day;
between 40 and 45 it will cost you four
and one-lialf cenls; between 45 and 5f-
it will cost five rents per day and ""
and over it will cost you seven con's
per day to carry $1,000 Insurance, includ-
ing your local lodge dues, in the A. O.
U. W. Are you insured. If not better
I bin I; of il and make out your application
today. No one admitted over 15 years < f
EVERY MEMBER PUSH
•Many members of a fraternal order
join a society, then ever sit still, trusting
others will do the work. Tint one of the
most important phases of our work is
securing good new members.
Where many members are banded to-
gether lo push a great movement, only a
little work is needed from each to create
the required momentum. If some of them
fall lo bear their share of the load, cith-
er tlie momentum will be less or a por-
tion of the members will he doing double
No depuly can do as well or as much
as the members who know every one hi
their respective localities. And members
IIS a rule have more Influence with people,
because they are not in II for a living.
In this grand work all members can he
of ureal assistance. And not only can
be. bul ought lo be, for it is I heir duty
and their business, in which they have
an Interest Involved to the extent of an
Insurance. And in tlie protection of tliel'*
families common sense calls for a lit-
tle effort aside from the payment of dues
and assessments. Self-preservation is tic
first law of nature and a man that will
not protect his wife and children is worse
than an infidel, in fact is criminal, even
in methods. Every good member secur-
ed is a brick ill the great structure of
your society, and helps to make it solid,
safe and sound. Every member in everi
lodge can secure new members if only 1
little effort is used. Every person csr.i
take time enough to speak of the advan
(ages, value and worth of such fraternal
that which th
approval and wi
ests of the entiri
One of the common errors commit I. .1
unintentionally I11 many cases is tlie lark
of such feeling of responsibility 011 tile
part of members. Many have never given
such matters a thought and a word if
enough to arouse interest which will lea I
to a good member. Not only for pay,
but I he cause is n worlhy one. Manx
people never value n certificate until
death brings it into use. It is like a
large healthy family that for years nev-
er had a death to break with those who
have met with such ordeals. It is weil
in peace to prepare for war; in health
lo get ready for certain death; In youta
lo lay up for old age and in the <>nbn
lo prepare for the storm.
'I'll, strength of any beneficiary organi-
zation. lei me repeat, and emphasize,
lies largely in the amount of Individual
efforts ils members are willing to pui
forth. I,el us realize this to the fullest
■ \ 1 en 1 and lie content with nothing slim
of our fullest measure of effort oil behalf
of our order.—Pretorlan Guard.
ever stop to think that if is
Us officials are simply doing
hey think will meet with your
Is for the best Inter—
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