The Muskogee Cimeter. (Muskogee, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 30, Ed. 1, Saturday, July 28, 1917 Page: 4 of 4
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iPROHIBITION OR PATRIOTISM? unhUfW
Tfc litittfcooBi cwrMR.
W. H.Twino-... F.llto
F. R. Pila..... Associate Editor
W. If. Twin. Jr Manner
. M. Twin -.Collator
THE N. A. C. W.
NATIONAL NEOHO PRC33
Th CinusWrls the only Republican
uinr In (h CMv at Muskoirco. The
iaiiy Phoetfl Is sometimes Republi-
can and sometimes Independent but at
present time it cIiiIiiih to be inilo-
L indent such a clvinKinir Is not worvn
kraa whoons In h - to nny pollticnl
arty and yet Blxby Its editor got
tlah at the Republican pie ecunter.
What base Ingratitude.
It Is nlwnya oimy to find whoro tlic
ciTRBtor HtiimlH on any Hiibjcct. Wo
always make our fight In tho open
and whole soinotlmctf wo may bo
wront. vet you always known which
wnv nur imiHltat Is nolntcd. Some
fnllnu-R nrn ciiflftlnir us about our stand
In tho Lnngston matter but It Is plain
wo hnvo not given any ono tno uouuio
Itflv. II. 8. Mliico. Is a groat rovlval
1st nnd Is now making a tour of tho
Intft of Lou slana and other aoutli
urn states ronresontlne tho .MuBkogco
nimotitr tho host nvwHiiiiiicr In tho
Snnthiv-Ht. Whatovor Information
Is desired about Oklahoma and hor
Nocro towns can bo gained by Intor
vlow with Uov. Mingo. Ho will bo
through your town and community
and ho will tell you tho truth about
Oklahoma about farms nnd city prop
erty. Seo him IT you mo Interested
NOTWU 11Y PUBLICATION.
In tho DlBtrlct Court In nnd for
MuBkogco County Stnto of Oklahoma.
Nettlo Crawford Plaintiff
vs. No. 57CI.
Edgar Crawford Dofendant.
Said dofendant Kdpnr Crawford
will tako notlco that ho has been sued
In tho above nomed court by tho abovo
named plaintiff upon tho ground of
abandonment and that ho must answer
tho potltlon of plaintiff filed thoroln on
or boforo tho 14th day of July 1917
or said potltlon will bo tnkon as truo
and a Judgment for mild plaintiff will
be rendered accordingly.
In WltnoHR Whereof I hnvo hereun-
to sot my hand iih Court Clork of MuB-
kogco County Stato of Oklahoma and
afflxod tho Bcal thereof this lHt day of
J. II. CUINES.
(Seal) Court Clerk.
Dy JOHN ZUPALL Deputy.
A. Q. W. SANQO
Attorney for Plaintiff.
NOTWE BY FUULIO AVION.
In tho District Court In nnd for Mus-
. kogce County Stato of Oklahoma.
K. M. DonnlB Plaintiff
vs. No. 57C0.
Mamlo Dennis Dofendant.
Eald dofendant Mamlo Dennis will
tako notlco that sho lma been sued In
tho nbovo named court by tho abovo
named plaintiff upon tho ground of
abandonment; and that nho niiiBt an-
awcr tho potltlon of plaintiff filed
therein on or boforo tho 14th day of
July 1917 or Bald potltlon will bo
taken as truo and a Judgment for said
plaintiff will bo rendered accordingly.
In Witness Whereof 1 hnvo hereun-
to Bet my hand as Court Clerk of Mus-
kogco County Stato of Oklahoma and
aftlxod tho seal thereof this 1st day of
J. II. OAINHS
(Seal) Court Clerk.
Ily JOHN ZUPALL Deputy.
A. 0. W. SANGO
Attorney for Plaintiff.
A resolution recommending to tho
courts that they permit no indictments
returned by tho grand Jury on boot-
. legging chargos to bo chnngod to nils-
demeanors nnd offenders fined lnstond
ofbolng sontonced to tho ponltontlary
has been adopted by tho Pulaski coun-
ty grand Jury. Members of tho grand
jury Buy that bocnuBO bootlogglng Is
a felony tho chargo should not bo re-
duced nttor an indictment baa been
' To pormlt tho chango of a felony
to a mladomcanor hi bootlogglng cases
would only license tho bootleggers nnd
ncourage them to continue tholr Illicit
buBlnosB mombora of tho grand Jury
ay. A violntlon of tho stato-wido pro-
hibition law 1b punlihablo only by a
year's Imprisonment in tho ponlton-
tlary and tho acousod enn not be re-
lieved of the sentence by payment of a
MomborB of tho grandJury Bay that
tbelr attention has bc'ea called to
eaieB whoro a bootlegging chargo has
been reduced to a misdemeanor ami tho
Accused given a tine with no sentence.
if tho resolution Is put into offoct
suembera of tho grand Jury say that a
year's Imprisonment will bo given oath
bootlegger who is convicted. Arkan-
COUNOIL CANDIDATE CHARGED
WITH VIOLATING LIQUOR LAW
The following from the Rooky
Mountain News showa that the
"dry" law la still being frequently
violated In Denver:
Frank Qylleneten candidate from
the Ninth District for a place on the
city council was so busy looking
after his campaign Interests yester-
day morning that he did not have
time to go to trial In the county
court on a bootlegging charge. In
deference to the wishes of Gyllen-
ten formerly a saloonkeeper at
Thirty-eighth and Walnut street
the oourt postponed his case until
after eleotlon. Gyltensten Is charg-'
d with eelllng liquor to a couple of
While the rest of the nation is doing Its patriotic duty the "drys" arc blocking the military program
of Congress by clamoring for national prohibition. Their small intellects seem unable to grasp the
fact that the imperative need of America just now is a united rJeople unite'd in the cause of liberty.
PROHIBITION WOULD UPSET
NATIONAL WAR PROGRAM
Advocates of prohibition have soized
avidly upon tho war as a protoxt to
advance tholr ciinso. Thcv nro nuttlnc
this matter up to tho Congress and the
poopio as a pamouo move. Tlioy aro
appealing to tho heart rather than to
the boad. Thoy may not reallzo Just
what they nro trying to do. They may
be untlroly sluceru in Heizing upon this
critical tlmo to plant tnclr own seed
of hysterics In tho fortllo boII of omo-
tlonalism ludured by the spirit of tho
momont. Thoy may bo acting in all
honesty. Most of thorn no doubt aro.
Hut thoy aro overlooking tho most
Thoy urge prohibition Is a war meas-
ure l.ut'u keep that In mind. What
Is a war measure? It can hnvo only
ono banlc meaning nnd that Is this:
A war measure Is something that Is
adopted in the belief ihat It will play
a pait In winning the war.
If prohibition will help win tho war
then it would bo worth whllo to con-
sider prohibition with compensation to
tho Industries nlTocted.
If prohibition will not help win tho
war let there bo no prohibition.
If prohibition will luvu a detorront
offoct upon the actlvltOH that aro cal-
culated to win tho war theu tho argu-
ment against prohibition is magnified
to the nth power.
Lot us be calm hot us look tho
facts fairly in tho fnco.
President Wilson hns said "Tho
business now in hand la undnunntin
rrnctlral and of scientific dounltoucBs
?' "Business as Usual."
If It is to bo that tho economic sldo
of tho llquorquostloii Is tho ono of
chief concern. It Is no tlmo to con-
sider It from any other nnglo ns a
"IMislnoss as usual" Is a national'
slogan. Whnt would result In a busi-
ness way If national prohibition should
go Into offoct today?
1 It would dostroy a prosont fed-
eral ie venue of JSGO.OOO.OOO and a fu-
ture' rovonue of ?500000000 almost Im-
mediately available at a tlmo when
ocry dollar is noeiled for war pur-
foses 2. It would destroy Htato and mu-
nicipal revenuos amounting at tho
protonl time to $100000000.
;i. It would require immediate re-
drafting of tho war re-venuo act and
tho Imposition of hundreds of millions
of dollars of direct taxos upon tho
American business intoroats In nddl.
tion to tho hoavy war bunions now
ImpoRod upon thorn.
4. It would roqulro drastic and
swooping changes In tho tax systems
of many states und huudrods of cities
with heavy inrronses of taxation upon
tho hinds bul'dings nnd personalty of
tho rosldeuts thorcof
B It would cnuso the total and Im-
mediate destruction of buslnoss en-
terprises capitalized at moro than a
billion of dollars
C. It would cnueo tho sudden throw-
lug u.iou the market of thousands of
storerooms now profltably rented and
Immense losses to real estate Investors
n tho vay of decreased rontnls and
lowcrej propoily valuos.
Would Paralyze Trade.
7. It wou'd produco complete
paralysis of truJo In many communl-
'V ! Destroy Futuro Revenue of $500000000
'e Drastic and Sweeping Changes in the
t.. r.j Systems of Many States
tlos nnd Kb blighting offoct would bo
flt throughout tho w'holo country
Sl II would produco a fooling of
anger resentment and dissatisfaction
.aniung millions of American working-
men who have olllelallv -nnn nn rnmri
thiough their trades assemblloH nB op
posed to such a stop and to whom a
glass of boor hns been a dally necessity-
and upon whom our succosb In
this war dopond. Great Britain nnd
other warring countrioa havo pre-
uorved tholr browing Industries In or
der that their BoldlorH and workors
K. accu;i:frnn""ownnco of
Does not tho war Itself domorallzo
business enough? Must wo dollbor-
atoly add to tho unrest of tho times?
I'rrsldcnt Wilson saya "no." Ho Is on
roiiord as ojiposed to natlon-wido pro-
hibition as a war measure whatever
may be his opinion on tho subject Is a Poaranco In tho Municipal Court Mon-
mattor for dobato and disposition at day morning but only tltreo were nblo
milium nines. .unwatiKoo irco I'ress
Solons On Trail of Men
Cause Shortage of
Undor th. caption "Food-Hoarding a
Fohmy lK ? vork World pr.L
I following discussion of food monop-
oly which may throw light on tho
grniu question now bolng debated by
tlou of tho Senate In WlZ &Vak$1 he " Jo molo lop0raco In tho-
. . v u uu lo. xi.) 4Mucucan. use 0f intoxicating beverages but be-
oardlng of food for Jlovea hi tho following as fundamental I
Whllo the nc
making the hoarding
monopolistic purpoaos a folony !
nnllzos a radical doparturo from re-
cent legislation on tho subjoct it Is
simply u roturn to tho principles of
tho common law. Under tho names of
loraaiaiung engrossing and regratlng
all Mieli iirnetlonst wn atrinti. (n.
t : " '" -
bidden and sternly punished. In Great
Britain tho old acts wero ropoaled
many years ago. In this country thoy
havo fallon Into dtsuao. &
- h il.?v !?BUOn 0"moso o
as It s today tho operation of supply
ly sHtlsractory regulator. Wo now have
h.ut V...UUO in uronousos lining a "vnriHsh" to bo whisky. Sogal was "'' measures growing out of tho
dozen railroads most of them under muctod yesterday by c fedoral'war. O
fSai V an mu Tth Rai m' K1-"11'1 Jry tor hPPlng In intorotato "Foiii th-That no cxcIo legislation
limitod banking cpltal ut Uiolr com- commerce a mlsbrAndod article. Upon should bo enacted which does not con-
maud in all parts of the country conviction tho penaltyia a lino of J500. elder carprully and provide a solution
rtoon le' IS ITIT" haied R? Seventy-two quarts in the ihlpinont for ho Io oC nnlojrinont of a great
ho Id irod e r S r 80rb " w consigned to J. D. Grady Sa- mmbor ?f workmen tho injury to real
SdarfnaS vannah and thlrty-slx quarts to D fstnto values and the plalnK of nw
Oppononts of this revival of tho
common law to meet an nnolent abuse
- .. .... .:...."?..
In now form havo feared that It will
bo dlihcult to determine tho difference
t. iii a. .
uuiwwun leKllllliniO Ware UOUSlUg and
hoarding but thoy nro borrowing trou-
bio. Courts and Juries that nro ablo
m .liBiinm.iHi i.ninn . ' ""
alanehtnr and i..a MfltV i.. .iZ i- "."
.t vr : ?r. " " ::" ir." "
ivij viiiii liiiun iniii itiimih in
Huparnto honoat morchandlsers
speculators and extortioners
AND IN "DRY" TOWN TOOI
Fairmont Sentinel: Sunday aft-
ernoon two little boys living on ih:
north side procured liquor and be-
came helplessly drunk. The sherfff
has a line of Information that he
la holding pending the return of
County Attorney Allen whereupon
sensational developments are ex-
pected. It la strange chat such a terrible
thing could happen In a "dry" and
high moral town like Fairmont.
Such n thing could not ocour In a
"wet" town like Manknto. Man-
kato (Minn.) Press.
dims m mi
Si LAND III 11
Al1 Ts Happens in South ft-
kota Weil-Known Pro
Four drunks wore slated for an np-
to greet the-Judgo when thoy approach-
ed his boiu'l.. Tim fnnn. .. .iii i
. L . National Food Control mil. tho Chun
such a condition when court oponod bor or (joinniorcc through Us Execu'
that ho was unable to uttor the UBuaItio Committee recently anirouhuod '
grootlng "Good morning Judgol" Its opposition to tho prohibitory fen-1
Three of tho mon Olen Cnrr Henry tul'0H tll ""'"suro. j
Lnunge and A. J. Komp wero nrrost- '" a rcHolllUon tho organization sayi
i i.i i. i . . the national necessities growing out cC
ed during the early morning hours Ul0 Wtlr shouU1 not J0 mndo n Hetent
when It is said thoy started a d!s for promoting special measures whhli
turbanco at tho Morrison llotol. In are not In conformity with public do-1
vain tho night clork plond with them imuB nnt tlu wisdom of which must
to observe tho peace but when tllB10.J!:.0Ill!"elITi "" 1IJtttab:e f
fnllo.1 ho summoned tho night olllccrs ti l l"? pu? l HQrttl0t (al
v"u '"fa"1- uim-i. ti.1H .i.0i t outrht to bo un to.l. to do.
who took tho men to Jail. Cnrr and hiv n!l niuorntivoly necessary plow oi
uT. iW nrrrtBotl ou a chnrK ot loglslatlon In order to uuttlo ortaaml
ZT&Si 'Z!1ZT SS
appearance. Lanugo was not In a con- Jlley ought to bo -5 5 o rZ ;
dlt!on to appoar. . continues.
.' ' """"" """ uiaigncu on n
""" " "lT "'"'' i"oaunont declare jt fllV0fa
REVENUE AGENTS FIND
An IngoniouH schomo to ship whisky
into n "dry" state was discovered
i..imn r.inMi ninnn.. i ...i .
"' .".. wu.vu.o tuuuiuijr houou
10S quart bottles labeled "varnish" on
Pier 18 of tho Merchants' and Miners'
Transportation Company on South Dol-
aware avenuo y
"irry Segal a P. It. T. conductor
waB arrested ns tho consignor of th
ahlpment after a rovonuo ngent tost -
od ono of the bottlos and declared tho
iiuuiua wuju M'ii'oun u 13 ueciarou
... . . .. '
V .' w y woro
Intended Is a relative of Sogal.
Among other queer articles to ship
u'UloVv f nmliltitf rw tniiUnttt nMAA
:"'""' - " .v..vU1 imoui.
Mtecte4 was 230 feet of rubber hoso
wlch "W0 R atreara bf "mwW
whon o nluc was removed from mi.
end. A largo box labeled "art alass -
ware" also was found to be filled with
flnflUs of whisky. Phlladelphti
PLAN OF ALLIES TO WIN WAR
FOOD CONTROL BILL DESIGNED TO AID MANY NATIONS
HELD UP BECAUSE OF SELFISH FIGHT FOR
PROHIBITION OF LIQUOR
Modern Puritans Scale Heights of Fanaticism by Trying to Pre-
vent French and English Soldiers From Giving rink to
Americans at Front Cut the Apron Strings 1
(Dy David Lawrence Staff Correspond-nohed In prohibition in fact tho dlffl-
cnt of The Mllwaukoe Journal and : cully todny la tkat congress la falling
The New York Evening Post.) j to distinguish botwoon prohibition as
Wnshlngton.-Champlo'ns of prohibi- U"e!!lli;U8J11n amus n"r Ulea8'
. ; . ' lire and tho public opinion of tho coun-
tion In congress may bo absolutely lrj J(Ulol crntaHlze1b0enuso thoavor-
light about tho nood for abolition of) ago man doon not know whether pro-
tho liquor traffic but they nro playing ; kihlttoii s a military necessity or tho
n ilnnirnrniifj Iinuil. rTninrnrmiB In thn.uv"""v wl Kk" min niuui nuaauuin in
wolfaro of tho country In the long run
by tho tnctlcs thoy aro pnrjulng.
If tho people of tho United States
really u'uiit piolllbitlon and a majority
of bath houses in congress want to
vote for itiho nioasuro can 'nj passed
on ita nicrltV and In detachment from
tho food adnilntetratiau bi I. er
L'noufili antagonism dovclopcd out of
tljo prohibition fight bi the last ciu-
gross- to Mil ono ol tho most prog-rc
hlvo mcusurca over Introduced re-
form of tho federal jullelary. T'-irn
was no opio;tlon to tho bill 1-o'ore tbu
liquor j'.t bo.uu. VI ulictlvciwck.
dooiiK'J It by analogy. Tho aamo thing
may happen In tlio present Intauco.
Passage of ths food administration hill
Is the moct vital thing before congress.
All nations of the world our own fil-
lies .13 well as neutrals are waiting
for Herbert C. Hoover to refluU.te tho
world's food cupply. He can rot act
until the food administration bill Is a
Delay Means Trouble.
Having succeeded In tael.Iug a nrohi-
union ruior on tlic rood wn that ipeas -
uro Is low to bo nubj'octod to moro do -
bato ni'd delay. It means now dlflUuS
ties for Mr. Hoover later In the opera -
tion or tho law.
Mr. Uoovor's effort hn bosn to avoid
a decision on tho otliLal qucKtioiiH In -
Philadelphia Body Opposed To
Thi rna4llrft rf pft.ionni
Food Control Bill
AlthtniBh It rocontly Indorsed tho
Tj0 commorco body In a
"First That no advantngo vluro-
IS WHISKY BuIt froin ll'0ll)ltory loglfilat'on ox-
copt in so fao as it Is uuppjued by
"Second That Industries wlUch
hao been loi'g legalized -by the gav-1
i .. i.ii. .. . ... .
Liiiiuuiu una nan i ujJieBOiii a irailO
which has boon especially ifcensod by
the government should not be destroy-1
od or practically confiscated without :
compensation for the resulting losses. i
"Thlrd-Tant tho consideration of
meaffftros relating or prohibiting tho
Bl of bevernges should be as far as
Possible removed from that of omer-
1 i..-.-.. .... iwa.i wiiuti-
ffnm ' ni.tlrt iln1nl.l T .
u.. . i.iuiiii;(ii(iii inquirer
IT'S 80 EA&YI
riarWavllto Torn. Tnl... tm
rf'a0r k) "R le' 7.T ii K "' T0'
E.rrom U.e dtv wi sS
""f om tno city was arrested on
""8.0 oZ '. 'bating the "bone dry"
i' . uo.u.t nve quarts 'of lhjuor W
ilohlA LT.f0U.nfl n hs resUuttint. It is Charged.! w ;'' l m? a 'on1mo br
r-Loulsvllle Courlourk'JSoTataX "
win meir point ny Miutroct tactics.
Great Drlla'n and Russia proclaimed
prohibition to be sure as a war meas-
ure a circumstance that undoubtedly
stimulated iia ad locates in this coun-
try but tho ti-cutivo branch of our
own gjvprmnenl the war 'department
In i-articulaT has not said a' word to In-
dicate Unit abolition of salo of Hquor
to civilians in nccauiary to tho sus-
tohauco of Industrial energy or sue-
cccsful proBociitlon of tho war.
i What tho picjldont ought to do Is
i to appoint a commission of roputablo
iuon to f'heovor the fact3 and report
to him within two months whethor tho
'grain used in ninklng alcohol is abso-
'lutoly Hooded lor tho conservation of
tho nation's food s"pply.
If it In there can bo no doubt abojt
tho Buppoit of tho country for prohibi-
tion ni a war mcasurb no matter how
Jnconvonhmt or ronllncatory tho result
Kir this la a day of mwrlflcoH but
shruld It bo proved that tho grain Is
(not oaecnthil and that tho nation will
' bo well fed without tho nrouosod abo
lition ot llqifor manufacture then tho
1 qtiesMon la purely ethical. As such It
' la not a war measure but a domestic
' r.tietlou and the people should hnvo
1 an opportunity through their political
portion to caw how tho rform shall
i bo best nccompllshod. Mllwaufeea
' JtluruiU. .
WE TGLD YOU SO!
To the Editor of The World:
An a commoivsense American I
sSk The New York World to lend
tlia cwpbpsla of publication In Its
columns t'o my humble reminder
that thcro are today In the United
Status one and one-half millions of
acrca of the richest and most ara-
bio land withhold from food pro-
duction nt thio very time when our
pcoplo aro supposedly straining
every effort to sustain our allies
nnd prepare nnd maintain our own
forces n n war that Is so far from
being a Joke na Indoed to Involve
cur own and our children's prosper-
ity nnd llborty.
TI12 usufruct of these 1500000
acres Is now being prostituted by
tho tobacco Interests to their own
profit and ts th; poisonous under-
mining of our national phyalque
as th? designations of "tobacco
h?art" "nicotinic amblyopia" and
"n-vnurosls" on the records of the
ml Itory and naval examining
bonrdt biar witness.
Tho Government at Washington
s struggling to solve the titanic
problem of transportation at this
tlms. and yet 5000 railroad cars are
kept out of useful traffic as an ac-
cessory for tobacco-addicted pat-
cengrrn. That Is Just ono of Innu-
merable ndHltlonal aspects of the
tobacco holo In our defenses.
New York June 23.
LET'S DE HONEST
When tho food control bill w i.
I. .. " "ao uo"
loro tlio IIOU3Q of Ttnnrnnini...
rauu nPnllllln wProsontatheB
:" proiuunionlsts tncked on the
ll0nuUry clauso nml thon passed tho
woIe '"oawo with only fiv oppos-
Ing vote. u might Just as well have
been ti - ..... .." . hae
""nn" vfi. .& uiii iiiiiik mm ..
....li IU IIIU
tructlen of half a .in koi.
Sonators will fight rho nrohlbl-
tion measure because thoy evidently
have gIVon the matter moro thought
Uinn did tho neprosentntives. It may
o necessary as a war moasuro- to
ioiuo tlmo limit tho manufacture of
liquors which require grain but If this
a ever dono It should como before the
lawraakors as. a separate bill. Let
Mincdry prohibition bo placed square-
'y before Congress without having It
ffllxua up with any other iqeaauro.
lhat is tho only wise' w and the
uurnBeouj way to faco tho mattor.
About a IMri of a billion dollars reve-
nuo eomci bito the nation's war bags
from ; dlstlHn and brewers. Thp law-i
niatbw will thlul; a lomJmo boforo
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