The Searchlight (Cushing, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 19, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 27, 1912 Page: 4 of 8
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THJi UfiARCHLiGHT. OUSHIKU. OKLA
E. M. GREEN, Editor
Published Willy at'CisliRf, Ola., by Tki Grica Priat Ci.
50c Per Year in Advance
Application made far inlrancis skhI class auttir it thi pistalfict at Custiai. Ola.
Mvtrtisinc Ratis uti kaawa apt* applicatiaa.
Apology or Explanation.
Owing to <i serious break m
tlie press, which took so much
time to repair. The Searchlight
is not quite up to marl; this
week. I>iit iu order to get out
on time we had <<> use plate.
We had intended to comment
oil some of the letters publish-
ed this week, hut are compelled
to defer it until next issue.
Meanwhile the brothers can rest
assured thai no steps will he
taken in the inalter o| ottering
the paper to outsiders.
lied Rock. < >k la.
March 2.">. 1912.
E. M. < irecti.
Editor of Searchlight.
1 see in the Searchlight there
is a quest ion open to discussion
in regard to outside subscription
and it seems to be a free pitch
in, and so 1 thought I would
scribble you a few lines.
Now we have'agood order do-
ing h good business for a good
cause and I don't think that it
would he just the thing to do to
we have a friend that wants to
iatfe .the Searchlight, 1 think
that we slioiiln i:imip Jl>»" first
with an application blatiTc tmd
.see what he thinks about that.
Now lirother this is only my
opinion and not aiming to ad-
vise you iu regard to this ques-
tion. I for one wish tq see you
get a fair compensation for the
good work that you are doing
a ad if the present, price is not
enough make us members of the
($rder pay more for tin* paper.
$ll'e there is no secrets pub-
lished iu the paper, but that is
nat just my idea. II we *»o to
sending the paper 1o any and
everybody, thieves can get the
paper just as easy as an honest
man and they can see by the
paper where there is A. 11. I. A.
Ladges, and sec what standing
rewards are offered by ditterent
Ladgex and it gives-them a better
chance to know where to butt in
at. Of course we wish there
■wasn't any thieves, but there
ia, if there wasn't any we would
vat need any A. H. T. A. ljod»es.
Yoars far the good of the
y F. Sharp, Local
Rati Roc*k, Okla.
Meeker, Ok la.
March 18, 1912
Mr. E. M. Green, Cushing, Okla.
Dear Sir and llro :
I will give my views on the
outsider receiving The Search-
light and for one believe that if
would be a light for the thief
to steal by. because if one was
so disposed lie could steal a
horse or anything that he might
see fit and -by taking the Search-
light look up such adds and keep
him self well posted as to what
course the members of the A. II.
T. A. mielit persue in trying to
catch criminals, such a person
knowing the locality in which
sin h stock or anything else be-
ing stolen and also nam • and No
Lodge sending out su-'h an
add and be ready by k eping
po:;teu by reading The Search-
light. To move such articles as
are in their posiossicn in the
most convenient way to keep
from being caught, or ia other
words make it much hai\!er to
be caught. This is my -views on
the matter, and will :a; i'urther
that I don't think it a good idea
to lay down or leave The Search-
light where anyone might by
chance pick up and read it. Not
that theie are Any secrets in the
paper, but that by chance some
one might catch something that
mbdit give some one something
/cry important. Will explain in
this way. Suppose some one
would run away with a morgaged
horse and there was «• ti add for
such a person in the Searchlight
and that same person by getting
the Searchlight and looking up
the adds would surley find what
he was looking for and then
would theveby be better posted
as what course that he might
persue to elude the officers and
the law. And I think that we
as uiember»s of the order of this
good organization should sa let
our lights so shine thai all •'aad
law abiding citizens should be-
come interested in this gaad
work and become member* au«J
take the noble paper as tlaey
should and help push this gao«l
•work in that way and manner
thai it will be well pleasing ta
all man kind.
.lohu A. Phillips, maaibar
No. 17ti. McLoud, Okla.
Ma rah ,21, 12.
To the Editor at" the Searnhtfgfct,
Dear Sir and Rro:
] u gt»od wany of the trad-
ers of The Searchlight set*a ta
abject ta yaur lettiHf your fHptr
to non-members of the order.
Those brethern surley see some-
thing that I can't for the life of
Now if 1 want to encourage
someone to join ou r local order
I generally give him a copy of
the Searchlight for there are
generally men in all communities
that are good men, but they
think it isen't worth while to
bother with the order, but if
you give them a few copies of
the paper they will soon see
where it will be a benefit to
them to join. So in that way
it brings a good many men into
the good order that ought to
belong. In fact every good man
ought to belong to the A.ll.T.A.
Now we have a man who stops
with us who sells medicine, last
night lie was with us, soon after
supper lie asked me whether I
ever got to see the paper they
called The Searchlight, I said
yes that I took the paper and
that I was a member of the ord-
er. then lie said that he always
liked to get a hold of thai paper
that it was a wonderful paper
and that the re,wards that they
offered were wonderful. And
he went oil to say that he would
like to take that paper, that west
of ElRe.no they had a lodge that
done a lot of good, that they
caught some fellows that had
been bad for some time.but they
got them and convicted and got
them out of the way. Nohv that
is what good men say of the
order that read the Searchlight.
Then on the other hand I
would'want every thief to see
the paper, it would give them a
idea of what would be coming
to them if they did not obey
the law. There are some men
that have to be kept straight by
the law, and when they see so
many good men banded together
for to preserve honesty it will
he!]) them to keep straight.
Now there isen't anything in
Tlie Searchlight that is a secret
that I can see. it don't give
away any of the secrets of the
order, so why not help the ord-
er along by letting the paper go
to as many as wants it. That
is my vieSvs.
I remain yours very respect-
II. ('. Snyder. Sec. No. S'l7
Mr. E. M. tfreen.
Daar Sir a ad Brother-.
In regard to open subscrip-
tions. 1 think it would be unfair
to the loyal ateaibeis of ihe A.
H. T. A.-. Far it would give the
public at large the same right*
and privi ledges without
twin-.i'g aa organization,
understand aur taative it
enforaeaaeni. Wow will
farce the law if we keep
lawless pouted an what wi
The A. PI T. A. is different
train other secret ardem, white
it is fraternal 1a aaewtiUtrs. it is
jnotsative to «iammuuity, m I
think if waulat ha hext ta can-
line our business to ourselves as
nuieli as possible. If 'r>0 cts is
not enough to profitably main-
tain the paper among the memb-
ers, let's raise the price to $1.00.
,). K. Bovdstun.
Mar. 18, 1912
I noticed in The Searchlight
that Bro. E. Burnsworth is
not in favor of The Searchlight
being sent to subscribers that
are not Antis. 1 see no reason
why it would not lead to the up-
building of our order as there
a great many men that would
make good Antis that are under
the impression that our order is
not running on a firm basis
and that it is not National
order and that know nothing a-
bout its rewards. And another
reason why I believe it would
help the organization is this, the
old National division of Kansas
has been sending out sample cop-
ies of their paper and have been
falsely representing our order
1 have received several of these
copies. Now Brother would it
not be for the good of our ord-
er to let fhe people in general
know that our order is a firm
organization based upon honesty.
1 think it would help our order.
I would like to hear from our
A. 11. Bailey. Sec. No. 869.
Turkey Creek Local No. 706
Mr. E. M. Green, Editor,
Dear Sir and Brother:—
We as Antis down in this
neck of ti.e woods think it the
worst thing to turn the paper
loose to the world that you can
do. We think you had just as
Well turn the secret work loose
to the world. And as far as
getting the officers to take the
paper, there -would be more-
thieves running at large than
there are now*. We think if
you let the paper on the outside
Bro. Young had just as well
order in all the charters for he
sure will get some of them any
way. We understood from our
delegates that was at the state
meeting at MeAlister that you
was ta print only news prelain
ing ta A. If. T. A. with the ex-
ception of page you reserv-
ed. If vait «aiu't make a living
printing; 'Hie Searchlight far
Autis just say sa. Now if yau
want ta print another paper for
th* autside "we are ready ta
hslp you get subscription free."
Please print the same untt
I remain your Bralher,
*1. <Meok, Sec. Na. 70h
Area< lis. Okla..
Mr. If. 11. flreen.
Dear JNitor and Bro:—
I see in The Searchlight an
answer la whaj I have ' ere ta
fore said. I am still in the dark
I fai.t la see where we are ta
canliaaed next pa**
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Green, E. M. The Searchlight (Cushing, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 19, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 27, 1912, newspaper, March 27, 1912; Cushing, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc285964/m1/4/: accessed January 20, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.