The Socialist Antidote (Granite, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, December 15, 1916 Page: 1 of 4
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The Socialist Antidote
VOLUME .2; NUMBER 2
PROMINENT SOCIALIST IS
GUEST OF STATE
After defeating "^Hot-Headed" Stallard
in discussion at Granite the Fourth of July,
and showing that Stanley J. Clark, the
leading socialist of this section absolutely
and emphatically asserted that socialism
and Christianity could not be room-mates*
in the same brain, Rev. A. Nunnery, assoc-
iate editor of The Antidote, was presented
with a challenge, through "the Granite En-
terprise," by a prominent socialist of this
state, to meet their "fearless defender of
the truth," William Madison Hicks- Mr.
Nunnery probably saved the socialists and
citizens of this vicinity several dollars, for
he told them through the followng issue
of the "Granite Enterprise" a few facts
regarding their idol, W- M. Hicks, and ad-
vised all that, should Hicks put in his ap-
pearance hereabouts everyone make a run
to the hen-house and securely lock the same,
as well as all other precious property, for
there is nothing that this man' Hicks can t
or hasn't tried to get off with.
But now Hicks is the guest of royalty-
yea, verily, eating the "milk and honey"
dispensed in the jails of old Kentucky.
At Checota, Okla., recently, he was greet-
ed by the sheriff, who, linking arms with
him as he stepped down from the socialist
platform, extended the hospitality of the
State to him for a short time, thence he was
conduced to Kentucky where he now faces
a penitentiary charge of obtaining money
under false pretense—a habit perhaps a
bit expensive both to the "fleeced" and the
We thought at first we'd run a black bor-
der around this that the "kumrids" may
spread out the news and have a place there-
on to drop their tears. It is a sad fate which
awaits all grafters, "kuynrid." Repent ye
and turn from the ways of evil, lest ye too
partake of the bounty of the State's hospi-
THE CRY OF PERSECUTION.
The cry of persecution is the greatest as-
set of the Appeal to Reason. This cry is the
Ram's Horn that invariably strikes at the
very heart of the Socialist goat in the back-
woods. It has the same affect on his pol-
itical stomache that ipicac has on a baby s
stomache. When this cry of persecution Is
GRANITE, OKLAHOMA, DECEMBER 15, 191C
raised by the Socialist leaders, almost ev-
ery man who sympathizes with Socialism
swallows the dost of "persecution" dope
and vomits out (coughs up) dollars for So-
cialist quack doctors.
THE JAIL A GOOD TEXT.
Let a Socialist leader fall into the hands
of the officers who places him in jail, and
the cry of "persecution" is raised to heav-
en, or rather to the Appeal office, and they
pass it on around, and ram it down the pol-
itical throat of the Socialist bellyachers,
and he coughs up the dollars and the dimes
on the theory that a Socialist in jail is
"persecuted." It is a foregone conclusion,
with every Socialist, that he never violated
the law, ,and that in case he did, that it
is the direct result of "the present system,"
and that he theVefore ought to be promot-
ed to some high office, as part payment for
such alleged "persecution."
THE APPEAL'S LATEST CRY.
In the current issue of the Appeal for
Oct. 21st, that paper prints a reproduction
of two bills for blank paper by the car load
from the Graham Paper Co., St. Louis, by
which *it shows that the first car cost $1,-
056.12, and the next car cost $2,582,35, and
under the heading, "The Trust IS Throt-
tling the Appeal," in large letters that
-reach across the page of the Appeal, it
proceeds to devote the entire page, in a vain
effort to prove that the trusts have raised
the price of blank paper in an effort to put
the Appeal out of blsiness. It starts off
the article with this sentence: "More elo-
quent than words are the two bills repro-
duced above." In the next paragraph the
Appeal says: "This is beyond doubt the
most serious crisis that has ever faced the
Appeal," and further down in the article
it produces this characteristic sentence:
"While the Appeal has raised its subscrip-
tion rate to correspond with the increase
of its expenses, THE DANGER OF SUS-
PENSION STILL THREATENS." He
then tells us that the Appeal is confronted
with paper bills that have about drained
their surplus and made the future of the
paper uncertain, and then it calls for "con-
centrated action," and presents a number
of plans through which the Appeal may be
saved from destruction. This "Concen-
trated Action," works through the pocket
books of the Appeal realers.
DID IT HAVE THE DESIRED EFFECT?
In a subsequent issue of the Appeal it
devotes another page to letters from the
readers, with cash to back up the paper,
under the general heading, " 'The Appeal
Must Live!' Our Loyal'Army Backs Thia
Determined Slogan With Deeds That Are
Imperishable" The letters then follow,
and thousands of dollars fall into ftie hands
of the Appeal,, as a result of this cry of
"Persecution." Much of the money is abso-
lutely contributed to th6 paper in or-
der that it may be victorious in this alleged
"Deadly Combat With Paper Trust." Here
is one of the characteristic letters publish-
ed in this paper: "I was very sorry to learn
of the attempt of big business to throttle
the Appeal. Raise the price of the Apjieal
again if necessary, reduce the size of any-
thing excepting haul down the flag." Some
affirmed that they would pay $5.00 a year
before they would do without the Appeal
All this goes to show the effect that such
a cry of persecution has on an ignorant
reading public—a set that reads practical-
ly nothing but the Appeal, whose know!
edge of things is based on the information
they may chance to get through its page-
To arrange dates for one hundred lec-
tures against socialism, anywhere the lec-
tures are needed. Write me at once.
G. C. PARHAM, Lecturer.
I do verily believe that a single consolidated
government would become the most corrupt
government on the earth.—Jefferson.
Other liberties are held under government
frut the liberty of opinion keeps governments them
selves in due subjection to their duties.—Erskine
Under a Democracy the People have a right
ask for anything.—It is said that God himself car
not make 2 and 2 to equal 5. In all humility
ask, Can the people do what God can not do? It
in conceivable that under certain circumstances * «•
people might vote themselves <10,000 a year for
doing nothing. But would not the divinity that is
supposed to shape democratic legislation find itaelf
impotent to carry *uch a measure into permanent
effect? There are certain laws of social health
which even the people ind their representative*
must observe or pay the nalty.
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Stone, Logan. The Socialist Antidote (Granite, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, December 15, 1916, newspaper, December 15, 1916; Granite, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc280430/m1/1/: accessed February 18, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.