The Oklahoma Miner (Krebs, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 26, Ed. 1, Thursday, August 12, 1920 Page: 3 of 8
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vldual freedom consistent with the
safety of our Institutions sho-jld be
given. Excessive regulation causes
manifestations that compel restraint.
"Tho legislative branch of govern-
ment is subjected to the rule of the
majority. The public ofllclnl who foils
10 enforce the law Is an enemy both
to tho Constitution and to tho Ameri-
can principle of majority rule. It
would seem quite unnecessary for any
candidate for the Presidency to say
that ho does not Intend to violate Iris
oath of otlico.. Anyone who Is false to
that onth Is more unworthy than the
lnw violator himself.
"Morals cannot easily bo produced
by stntute. The writ of Injunction
should not be abused. Intended os a
safeguard to person nnd property it
could easily by abuse cease to be the
protective device lt was intended to
'We should not by low abridge a
man's right either to Inbor or to quit
his employment. However neither oil for commercial purposes wo
labor nor capital should at any time j should not In all probability have
or In any circumstances take action been able to throw our deciding
that would put in jeopardy tho public strength Into tho balance and win the
welfaro. j war. Any attempt to discredit the
"We need n definite nnd proc'so federal operation of rr-H roads during
.statement of policy ns to what busl- j the years of grave emergency Is un-
ness men and workingmen may do nnd i fair. In the case of those who know
may not do by way of combination the facts it is Insincere. Too much
&nd collective action. The law Is now I
so nebulous thnt It almost turns upon
tho economic predilections of the
judgo or jury. This does not make
01 confidence In tho courts nor re-
spect for the laws nor for a healthy
activity In production and dlstribu-
tlon. There surely will bo found ways I
by which co-operation mny bo encour- render every co-operation in tho ut- tue remaining states will promptly take
aged without the destruction of enter- i most good faith to give thorough test fUVorablo action. I
iprlso. Tho rules of business should1 to private ownership. The railroads. Education.
be made moro certain so that on n imVo had their lesson. Government ' "There must be un awakened Inter-
state basis men may movo with coil- regulation Is accepted now as not only est n education. The assumption thnt
fldence. ! n safeguard to the public but as things ore all right Is an error. The
"Goernment however should pro- a conserving process to tho utility. I ninin fnrt revonls two slurtlinc thinus.
vldo tho means In the treatment of
Its employees to keep In touch with
conditions and to rectify wrong. It is
'iioodless to say that in order to bo con
sistent fucts should at all times jus-
itify tho pro-supposition thnt the gov-
ornment employees aro properly com
"The child lifo of the nation should
ibo conserved; If labor In Immature
years Is permitted by ono generation
it is practicing unfairness to the next.
i Adequatq Farm Profits.
"Farming will not Insplro Individual
effort unless profits all things con- i
slderod aro equal to those In other nc-
tivitles. An additional check to do-
pleted ranks In the fields would bo the
establishment or mouern sraio ruuu
school codes. Tho federal government
should maintain activo sponsorship of
this. Rural parents would bo lack-
ing in the element which makes civil-
ization enduring If they did not desire
for their children educntionnl oppor-
itunitlos comparable to thoso In tho
cities. Tho price tho consumer pays
for foodstuffs is no indication of what
-tho producer receives. Thero ore too
many turnovers between tho two.
Tho farmer raises his crop and the
prlco which ho receives is determined I fann. This would seem to bo a gunr- industrial peace. Wo want our people
'by supply nnd demand. His products antee of continued prosperity. Our ' to hnvo an abiding confidence in gov-
in beef nnd pork nnd produce pass facilities for exchango nnd credit how-( ernment but no readjustment made
into cold storage andordlnnrIly when cv01.f jn foreign parts should bo en-1 under reactionary auspices will carry
they reach tne consumer inu mw ui
supply and demand does not obtain
Tho preservation of looustuns uy com
storage is a boon to humnnity nnd lt
should bo encouraged. However the
tlmo hns come for Its vigilant regula-
tion and Inasmuch as It becomes n
part of Interstate commerce tho re
.sponsibllity Is with tho federal govern-
ment. Supplies are gatlicied n lioin
tho farm in times of p lenty. 1 ley en
easily be fed out to the cons me
such manner ns to keep tho demand n
excess 01 Ul.lt pint "V l"u ""'' V.
!.lll. Ic rolnsiKPd from StOmgO. 1IUS
lis au unfair practice and should bo
'stopped. Besides there should bo a
.time limit beyond which perishable
foodstuffs should not be stored.
"Our objectlvo should be n decreas
ed tenantry. With tho periou oi oc
leupancy uncertain the rcntor btilps
and of its fertile ' " l
yt-nr dlpiinlshos our national assets.
Under the operation of tho federal ro-
serve nnil the farm Iorii acts encour-
ngement hna come to thousniuls who
lliul tlint Industry character and in-
telllgenco nre n golden security to the
people's banker the government of
the United States. Multiply our homo
owners and you will make the way of
the seditious agitator more difficult. '
r i i j AtmUauo
Railroads and Waterways.
"Any discussion of the question of
conditions than the Insufficiency of our
transportation facilities. Both tho
railroads nnd tho public are to blame.
There has been no material addition
facllltles. Both tho
to the total mileage In tho last ten
years and the Increase In terminals
has been much less than required. At
the beginning of the war tho rolling
stock was sadly reduced and Inade-
quate. The public had not given In
pay for service sufficient revenues on
which credit could bo Allowed by the
bnnks. Moral assistance was withheld
because of railroad policies that did
not bring approval. Many of these
corporations had made themselves n
part of political activities local statu
and national. Then there were more
or less sporadic Instances of stock wa-
tering operations and the exploitation
of utility properties for personal gain.
"Abuses wero not general but they
wore sufficient to bring the entire mil-
road systems of the country In dls-
repute. Tho good suffered with the
evil. When tho transportation lines
were taken over by tho government
they were barely able to limp through
the task of the day. Unity In opera-
tlon tho elimination of tho long haul
nml the mcruinc of erer.v mile of track
and terminal and every car and en-
glue Into a co-ordinated plan of op-
eration enabled the government to
transport troops and supplies at the
same time affording under great
stress a satisfactory outlet for our
Industries. It should be remembered
In this connection that except for tho
motor truck which supplemented
transportation by rail and except for
tho great pipe lines which conxeyed
cannot bo said In praise of those who
uirecteu tins wont nor or uie men
who physically operated tho lines un-
der tho discouraging conditions of
poor equipment. But all of this Is
water over the wheel. The problem
of the rallronds is still with us. The
government and tho public should
Finnnclnl credit Is necessary to phy-
roou supply leuus very qmcnij iu in flle of gret organization If further normal.' Tins can only mean tne so- ion men ami woman ia uuu mm m mu
closely related matter of transporln- q( wtre nciHled ho action of the called normnl of former reactionary lloats will start from Broadway Circlo
lion. There Is no one thing which 'sent congress supplies it. Not ti ' administrations the outstanding fen- at 10 o'clock on the moaning of Labor
brings us so Intermittently to critical ' n . tnt' rnnnv turo of which was a pittance for fnrm day. It will proceed south on Broad-
felcnl rehabilitation and lt should bo 0f tenchers and the other the existence
sufficient for the periods of maximum 0f tlvo and oue-hulf millions illiter-
demnnd. Wo should not lose sight ' ates. The army of Instructors has
however of the vast possibilities of
supplementary service by water. The
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence navl
gation project particularly should
claim the Interest of the government
Federal Reserve System.
"It Is almost unnecessary to speak
of the Federal Reserve system In con-
nection with tho wlnnlnir of the war.
ns. n0vt to tho consecration of our
miood nnd womnnhood Itself tho
R.oatest fact0r was tho marshalling
lnt0 ono unIt through the Federal He-
Ml.Vo bnnks of tll0 stupendous wealth
of America. To those of vision who
look out beyond our shores into that
commercial domain whoro wo aro so
justly entitled to enter In a time of
pence latent power of tho Federal Re-
servo system can bo seen promoting In
every quarter of tho globo nn ever-
widening (low of American commerce.
Wo will soon have a merchant marine
Hoot of 11000000 tons aggregate every
ship (lying tho American (Ing and
carrying in American bottoms the nro-
dlcts of mill nnd mine nnd factory nnd
jurgori and under tho federal reserve
system bnnks should bo established In
i important trading centers.
Reduction of Armament
"I nm convinced after considerable
study of the subject that tho cxpemie
of the government enn without loss
of efficiency bo reduced to n maximum
( of Umr - djjI Inclu(llng sInk.
interest on the national
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wq (ne yf j thought of tg pof.sIbllI(y ln the futliro.
Nntlons wo sb0llld nt tbe saino tllll0 We want a change from the old world
dlmlnsh QW cm fflp npmnim.nti To'of yesterday where International ln-
nnntlnno rvcnnnrlltm-na In etllior lhft
wnr or (ho nnw dennrtments on n vnst
scale onco our memberschlp In the
League Is assured would seem to be n
very definite refutation of the advan-
tages of tho world plan which we be-
lieve It possesses. An appealing funda
mental In the League method Is tho
nrmnments Wo enn-
Z ITkZ to do l" S Qther muZs
If we do not enter the
reds of millions of dol-
lnrs must be spent for armaments
If we go in nnri I believe the people
will insist on it then we can count
"The Republican leaders who have
taken charge of their party and nonri-
nated Us candidate are no more pos-
sesscd of the spirit of the hour than.
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fl revolullon Wlthin the rank and
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mnkQ n mjtnry triumph an odious
Ju hl9t0.yiuui yot i3 lt not i
fter tWQ g Qfi
sleuthful Inquiry there was untiring
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which they could base oven a whisper
"The Mexican situation Irving to
our patience for years begins to show
signs of Improvement. Not the least
of the things that have contributed to
lt Is a realization by the people of
that country that we have neither tho '
lust for their domain nor disposition
to disturb their sovereign rfelits.
Pence smiles upon tho border and In-
centive to Individual effort seems to
be making a national aspiration.
"I feel deeply thnt the rehabilitation
of the disabled soldiers of the recent
war Is ono of the most vital Issues
beforo the people and I as a candidate
pledge myself and my party to those
young Americans to do all In my pow-
er to secure for them without unueces-
sary delay the Immcdinto training
which Is so necessary to fit them to
compete In their strugglo to overcome
thnt physical handlcnp Incurred whllo
In the service of their government. I
believe also thnt tho Federal Board of
Vocational Rehabilitation as far as
possible should employ disabled sol-
diers themselves to supervise the re-
habilitation of disabled soldiers be-
cause of their known sympathy and
understanding. The board Itself nnd
ujj flg0IlciPS under lt should bo bur
denod with the care of securing for
the dlsnbled soldier who has finished
his training adequate employment.
"The women of Air rlca In emotion
nnd constructive serv.co measured up
during tho war to every requirement
and emergency exacted much of them.
They demonstrated not only willing-
ness but capacity. They helped win
tho war and they are entitled to the
t)rtvup.r0 0f voting as a matter of right
nnd Uecnuso they will bo helpful in
imntainlng wholesome and putriotlc
poiicy it requires but one more state '
to ratIfy tne national amendment and
tius urug n Jong-delayed justice. I
inve filc same oarnost bono as our '
nlntfnrm esnresses thnt some one of
on0i n growing decimation hi the ranks
been more or less demoralized through
Unanclal temptation from other nctivl-
ties which pay much better. Wo owe
too much to the next generation to
be remiss In this matter.
"There will be no attempt In this
campaign to compete by dollars with
our opposition. So many people luivo
boon In tho money gathering bus!
ness for tho reactionary cnuso that
the millions already In band are more
or less n matter of general Iniornm-
tlon. All that wo ask Is thut both
nnrtios deal In the utmost uood faith
with the electorate and tell tho pluln
truth us to tho amounts received the
I contributors and tho Items of dls
"Tlie sort of readjustment which will
appeal to our self-respect and ultimate-
ly to our general prosperity Is the
honest readjustment. Any unfair ad-
justment simply delays the ultimate
process and wo should remember the
insenn nf hisinrv thnt nun extreme
uonniiv innris tn nnnfiior. Wn declrn
with lt tho confidence of the country.
"The inconveniences Incident to the
war have been disquieting ; the failure
of the Republican Congress to repeal
annoying taxes has added to our trou-
bles. Tho natural Impulse Is to forget
the past to develop new interests to
' create a refreshened nnd refreshing
j atmosphere in lifo. We want to
' Ret war and bo free from tho trotib
I fot ivnr nnri bo free from tho trnllhlini!
! trlgUC IlindO people mere pawns Oil tllO
chess-board of war. We want n change
from tho old industrial world where
tho man who tolled wns assured 'a
full dinner pn.ll as his only lot nnd
portion. But how are wo to make tho
change? Which wny shall wo go? We
stand at tho forks of the road nnd must
chooio which to follow. 0
fl Wgher citizenship U frocr
Ono lends to.
of the individual and n fuller life for'rj
nil. The other lends to reaction the I u
rule of the few over the many and the
restriction of the average man's
chances to grow upward. Cunning de-
vices backed by unlimited prodigal ex-
penditures will be used to confuse and
to lure. Hut I have an abiding faith
that tho pitfalls will bo avoided and Hon planned by union labor for Scp-
the right road chosen. I tember C were announced by members
'The lenders opposed to Democracy .
promise to put Uio country 'back to
uroduce and a small wage for a long
.Inv of Inlmr. Mv vision does not turn
day of Inbor. My vision does not turn
backward to tho normal' desired by
Uie senatorial oligarchy but to a '
iuure '" which mi snuu uuvb u uuiuuu
onnortunitv to cultivate a higher stnt-'
uro nmirist better environment than '
t'mt of tho past. Our view Is toward!
me sunrise ui lomunow wiui no
progress and Us eternal promise of
better things. Tho opposition stands
5" the skjllno of the setting sun look-
''ig backward to the old days of re-
"I C(Pl lle noailnnllcn .if our par-
tJ obedient to in uivino aoveicign
of all peoples ttt.4 hopeful that by
trust in uim me way win uu siiuwii
for helpful service.3
Here Is a summary of tho speech
of Governor James M. Cox Demo-
cratic candidate for president at
the notiUcution ceremonies at Day-
Lenguo of Nations. Would enter
the league Immediately ratify the
treaty and stato our Interpretation
of the covenant In reservations ns
a matter of good fnlth and as a
matter of precaution against any
misunderstanding In the future:
Tho Interpretation to clearly show
that the league Is not nn alliance
and that Its basic purpose Is peace
and not controversy.
Domestic Problems. Would re-
peal war taxes; reduce federal
taxation ; suggests. In place ol ex
cess profits tax substitution ol ol
time of business tax.
Profiteering. Promises pennllzn
tlon under the criminal law.
Labor. St iinu'ate Amerlcniil".n
tlon. Writ of Injunction should noi
bo abused. No necessity now foi
tho drastic laws of war days;
guurauteo of free speech; lecognl
tlon of the rights of tho print iple
of collccthe bargaining. Child life
of tho nation should bo conserved
Agriculture. Federal government
should sponsor agriculture and food
production. Furmer should be am-
ply compensated for his work.
Favors municipal markets. Rcgu
lntion of told storage. Would In-
crease area of tillable land.
National Prosperity. Objectlvo
should bo decreased tenantry and
stimulation of homo ownership.
Food Supply. Moro adequate su-
pervision of railroads; utilization
Flnnnclal and Commercial. Ex-
tols federal reserve act and mer-
chant marine. Would extend fa-
cilities for exchango and credit and
stimulate foreign trade.
National Budget. Favors n na-
tional budget system. Would re-
duce armament expenditures on
entering lenguo of nations.
Republican Ungencroslty. Repub-
licans failed to recognize that
America had saved the world or
to appreciate the struggles and sac-
rifices of thoso who in arms or
industry helped win the war.
Present Congress has not passed a
single constructive law but spent
tlmo and millions in seeking to
mnko military triumph an odious
chapter In history.
Mexican Situation. We have
neither lust for their domain nor
disposition to disturb their rights.
Disabled Soldiers. Pledges Im-
mediate efforts to provide vocation-
al training and favors employment
of disabled soldiers of World Wnr
by Federal Board to supervise the
rehabilitation of disabled soldiers.
Prohibition. "Any candldato for
tho presidency who sajs he does
not Intend to enforce the law Is
moro unworthy than tho law vio-
lator." Woman Suffrage. Strongly fa-
vored. Official Responsibility. Opposed
to "government by party ;" pledges
service to the people as a whole.
Education. Federal government
should not encroach on locnl con-
trol but rather should create un
enlarged public Interest.
Campaign Contributions. No
narrow dividing lino between the
legltlmnto nnd tho Illegitimate
underlying purpose only determin-
ing. Industrial Peace. We want a
change from tho world of yester-
day from tho old Industrial world.
We nro at tho "forks of the road."
So-cnllcd "return to the normal"
p i innn nv pi AIg!
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Plans Contemplate Big Parade To Bo1
Followed By Picnic. ;
Oklahoma City. Preliminary plana
for the gigantic labor day demonstra-f
01 me moor publicity committee
The parade with at last 10000 un-
way to Main street west on Main turn-
picnic and barbecue Tor union i
and their friends is planned at
Inn south mrnln to Wheeler n.uk A
pnrK alter wnicn wen Known spcniiurs
Following tho spanking the cntlro
ornwcl. f noss hla. will lie hearted to-
Wttrd Liberty park to help tho Indians
take both Kameg oC a scheduled
doublo hendei. from nxsi j0pu Miner
0nly unlon meIl aud woim.n Uill bo
allowed to take part In the parade
7itip QIJippcRC WFpn PARQ
ONL bHIhTEKS IMLbU L-AKb
Scores of Oklahoma Mines Working
Part Time for Lack of Cars.
Miami. Tho car shortage in tho
lead and zinc mining distiict or north-
oastern Oklahoma is so acute that
Congressman E. B. Howard will ro to
Washington nt onco to seek relief
from the interstate commerce commis-
sion. JIo told mining men Una at a
conference. One hundred cars a dav
for twenty days aro needed to earo
for the present accumulation of ore in
storage bins operators iiriormcd How-
ard. Fifteen cars a day am needed
to move chat to Oklahoma and Tex 't
points for road work. Tho movement
of grain Is hold to be largely respon-
sible for the present famine of cant.
Mr. Howard was told that this distiict
is losln-e If 50000 a week becau- n of tho
Inability to move the product oi tho
mlncH to eastern smelters. Scores of
mines arc working only part time.
INDIAN LAND QUESTION UP
Ottawa County Faction Center Race
on Land Restrictions.
Miami. Questions or Indian laid
loslrictions and broader jurL-dlction.
of the county court in Indian affairs
have been made tho Issue ol two rival
factions who have candidates in tho
field for county judge or Ottawa
lounty. Tho fight Tor this office which
.Inily is growing more bitter is tho
outstanding feature of the pie primary
THi FIREMEN'S PROGRAM
John Connolly Among Those to Give
The program for the Oklahoma Firo-i
men's association convention at Mc-'
Alestor September 1G to IS was an-
nounced by J. Bart Foster assirtunt
6tato fire marshal and president of1
the national firemen's association.
Subjects for discussion include "Flro
Prevention" by A. T. Fleming of thoi
national board of flro underwriters
New York City; "Soivice." C T. In-i
galls of tho Oklahoma Rating bureau.!
Oklahoma City; "Ideas and Thoughts"
John Connolly state flro marshal;
"What You Should Know" J W Mc-
Elroy of tho stato Insuranco depart-
ment; "Organizations" J. Bart Foster
assistant lire marsh.il; "Pension Fund
Laws" J. A. Norris of Tulsa.
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