Chickasha Daily Express (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 217, Ed. 1 Friday, September 10, 1920 Page: 1 of 8
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Chickasha Oklahoma. Friday September 10 1920.
Torritnrv Affected Not So LarKC
As That of Tuesday But
Shocks Heavier Reports
IS REPORTED ACTIVE
Flame and Smoke Thrown from
Moutn; uecp numDiings
Heard; Many Towns De-
stroyed by Recent Shocks.
By United Press.
Rome Sept. 10. A dispatch
received today from .Spezia re-
ported that the crater Pizanello
Is active. Flames and smoke are
said to be shooting from its
mouth accompanied by deep
Rome Sept. JO. Tho recurrenco
. of earthquake shocks In the north-
ern district of Italy is reported to
day. While the district affected Is
apparently not so large as that
which Tuesday's tremors shook tho
shocks are described as much
No definite Information has been
received as to the loss of life or (lie
property damage in the new eath-
quake. The latest figures of Tues-
day's earthquake showed that tho
death toll had reached "00 with th.
injured placet! at 3.000 and ' with
Unany thousands rendered homeless.
A total of o0 cities and towns were
Detachments of troops and Red
Cross workers .have set out from
Spezia Genoa and other cltleB to
give aid to the refugees. '
Thousands of persons arq home-
less and are living upon tho bounty
of the govern lhent or Buch aid as is
being furnlrfied by charitable organ-
ization.. Throughout tho provinces of Mas-sa-Kh-Carra
and Lisa improvised
towns of military tents have been
erected to houso the fugitives.
A CALIFORNIA QUAK3.
Dy United Press.
Riverside Cal. Sept. 10
Riverside was shaken at 6:13
this morning by a slight earth-
quake. No damage was done.
Announcement was made today
by the heads of the various organi-
zations in the city nf committeemen
named to meet with the . Greater
Chickasha conwulttec of tho Chick-
asha Chamber of Commerce to act
upon the suggestion of a community
athletic field. The joint committee
will meet tomorrow evening at 7:30
in tho Chamber of Commerco head-
quarters second floor of the First
National bank building.
Tho purpose of this tjinmitte U
to discuss tho details of tho tenta-
tive plan and reach a decision as
to whether it Is advisable for Chick-
asha to take up such a proposition
at this tinie and if it Is taken up
now to start the formation of plans
for putting it in effect.
The Greater Chickasha committers
of the' Chamber of Commerce is
composed of Alger Melton chair-
man Ed Foster Dr. W. H. Live
more Clint C. Steinberger Thos. H.
With this committee will meet the
following; Representing the Retail
Merchants association; J. S. Gar-
'ner Eric Sud'ernian Carl E. Schow.
Representing the Lions club: W.
T. Phillips T. T Montgomery and
B. B. Barefoot. .
Representing the Jtotrry club:
Wendell F. Foster O.
and J. Edwin Pool.
Mrs. E. F. Dawklns of Rush
Springs 1s the guest of .Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. Besoru
- . -JL1.
'LETS GO PEGGY" BIG MUSICAL
COMEDY TO HE STAGED BY ELKS
UNDER DIRECTION CHICAGO MAN
I5y United Press.
Indianapolis Ind. 'Sept. 10.
Women voting In the Indiana
primaries and elections must
give their 'definite ago or their
votes will bo disqualified ac-
cording to a rule laid down
flatly today by tho members of
state elect ion board.
Oil RAMPAGE SAY
Norman Auto Bridge Goes Out
and Tourists Narrowly Escape
Death; Workmen Busy; May
Twelve persons narrowly escaped
death in the flood 'Waters of tho
South Canadian river ' when a span
of the ' largo bridge on tho Ozark
trail from Oklahoma City and Nor-
man to Chickasha via Blanchard
was washed out.
The span of tho west end of tho
bridge dropped into the river just as
the last of three aulos In which
tourists were traveling passed over
it according to reports reaching
Traffic betwoon this city and the
state capitol city is 'being hampered
by tho washout.
Largo drifts coming down tin
river jammed against tho piling of
the bridge loosening the wooden
span. Had the cars been three min-
utes later tho cars would have been
The river Is 'steadily rising and
the two large atel spans of tho half-
mile long bridge are shaking tha
water having cut away .much of the
dirt around tho foundations. County
commissioners are rushing men
and cement to the bridge in an ef-
fort to save it. It is said tho large
drifts around it may havo to be dy-
namited. Traffic from. Oklahoma City south
is being detoitred from Norman to
Noble Lexington and then to Pur-
cell. Traffic from Chickasha and
Shawnee is also 'being detoured.
Truck trains have ben turned back
from the bridge making the detour.
Reports from points on the river
above Norman are that the river is
going out of Its banks flooding
farms and tho bottom land. Parts
of small farm sheds and buildings
are floating past indicating that
some damage is being done.
MAY AGREE STOP
By United Press.
Rome Crpt. 10. Through tho set-
tlement of metal workers a strike
which threatens the industrial and
political crisis through the seizure of
factories by tho workers is immi-
nent. It is reported however that the
manufacturers and employes have
agreed upon a basis of settlement
and it is considered possible by lead-
ers of both sides that an agreement
may be reached that will put an end
to the trouble.
LINDSAY HAS 1.643.
By United Press. '
Washington. Sept. 10. Tho census
department today anripunoed that
the population of Lindsay Okla. is
1513. This shows an increase of
387 or 33 3-10 per cent over the
count in that town ten years ago.
POISON KILLS MOVIE STAR.
i By United Press.
Paris Sept. 10. 01ie Thomas
motion picture actress.- died in an
American hospital here today. She
suffered from the effects of poison-
ing. Her physician declared the
poison was taken unintentionally.
On Wednesday and Thursday Sep-
tember 29 and 30 at tho Sugg thea-
tre tho II. P. O. Elks of Chickasha
will present with a cast of local
players and a chorus of .fifty sing-
ers and dancers tho beautiful musi-
cal comedy "Let's Go Peggy" with
book and lyrics 1y J. A. Darnaby
and music by Anne 'Saunders Darn-
Rehearsals will 'begin on Thurs-
day evening September 10. J. A.
Darnaby and his assistants will
leave Chicago and come direct to
tills city to personally stage the
production. All the original scenery
costumes and effects a car load will
be shipped here so' that not one
detail of 'h's big show will be miss-
ing. On Thursday night 'September 111
the first professional reading of a
play will 'bo given in this city. Only
those who aro invited and aro going
to take part In tho production will
be invited to hear the comedy read.
Mr. Darnaby Impresses upon the
convmitteo the necessity for tho prin-
cipals to at least be present at 7:30
promptly on that "evening. Mr.
Darnrohy will play all the parts
and Miss Runyan will sing the
J. A. Darnaby tho author and di-
rector Xor several years was a
manager of the two Chicago thea-
tres the Garrlck and tho Imperial.
Willi John Cort ho has slaged many
notable New York productions. For
several years he was associated
with the 'production of Robert Mon-
ti II and first learned stage direct
Ion under Ed won Arden. With 11. R.
Raver ho was Interested with Edgar
Selwin Georgo v Kline Augustus
Thomas and others in tho All Star
Pictures. They brought Cabiria first
to this country and then toured It
all over tho 'world. Mr. Darnaby has
directed many notable pictures.
With 'Mr. Darnaby comes Miss
Holen Runyan. associated with Mr.
and Mrs. Darnaby for the past six
years. She Is said to be one of the
most versatile young directors in the
amusement field. These directors
last year staged a production for
the Elks at Tul3a playing to over
$4000 on the fwo night3 in Con-
vention hall. They also produced
through Tulsa Lodge the same show
for Okmulgee Bartlesvlllo and No-
wata. Other Hunger Strikers Send
word That They "Hold Out;"
Prison Officials to Feed
MacSwiney is Report.
By United rl'ess.
Dublin 'Sept. 10. The disorders
in Ireland seem to toe on the In-
crease as tho news spread that Lord
Mayor MacSwiney of Cork is stead
Hy growing weaker In Brixton
Eleven hunger strikers who are
In jail at Cork sent tho following
niessage to MacSwiney today We'll
hold out until death."
Plan Feed MacSwiney.
By United Press.
London Sept. 10. Prison officials
stated today that they intend to tied
Lord Mayor MacSwiney of Cork the
hunger striker after he loses con
nciousness it was learned.
The doctor of Brixton prison be-
lieves that MacSwinry's struggles
agaii;t forciblo feeding would so
exhaust him that he would die as a
result so they aro waiting until he
lapses into unconsciousness before
Reports reaching London are that
the disorders around Dublin are of
tho nature that the British govern-
ment .demanded be quelled before
MacSwiney would be released.
The message stated that Sinn
Feiners last night annbushed a squad
of police killing two of tho depu-
ties. Alger Melton local attorney left
this morning for Anadarko where
he will spend the day transacting
NEW FILTER FOR
BOUGHT RY DADS
New York Firm Gets Contract
for Extended Equipment for
City Water System; Cost
Is to Bo $3600.00.
REPORTS OF OFFICERS
RECEIVEO BY COUNCIL
Mayor May Veto Ordinance to
Pay Fire Chief's Expenses;
Arc Light Petition is Heard;
Expenses Allowed. -
Proposal of a New York Alteration
company to furnish anil Install tho
filtration equipment needed at the
city waterworks was accepted and
approved by the city council In ses-
sion last night In tho city hall.
Tho bid asks for a sum of $3000
for the installation of tho equip-
ment including tho same type of
cast bronzo strainers as Is being
used In tho filters already Installed
toother with the larger size later-
als Increasod depth of filter bods
and two cast Iron gutters.
A proposed Increase In water rales
was discussed but no action taken
by tho city governors.
The council voted to purchase two
carloads of coal one to be delivered
this month and one within 45 days
to bo used for charity purposes.
Reports of tho various city de-
partment heads wore received and
Acceptance of the new pump ro-
contly installed on the typo-75 ma-
chine In uso by tho firo department
A petition signed' by eight resi-
dents of tho vicinity and asking that
an arc light bo piacod at tho corner
of Seventh and Iowa avenue was re-
ceived. It. was Tt-kJVicd to tho street
The council approved an ordlnanco
appropriating tho sum of $300 to
pay tho expenses of Georgo Gattis
fire chief at the annual convention
of the International Association of
Fire Chiefs recently hold In Toronto
Can. Tho ordlnanco was approved
by a count of 6 to 2 Councilmon
Darnell Hendrick Lorensen Comor
DuDoso and Kinnard voting In tho
affirmative and Councilmon Noal and
Hawn voting in the negative.
Mayor Durbln stated this morning
that he would not sign the ordi-
nance and that ho had the question
of vetoing it under advisement.
Make Salary Appropriations.
An ordinance appropriating the
sum of $18746.07 to be used In the
payment of certain accounts and ex-
pense was approved last night.
This amount includes salaries of
city officials for tho months of July
and August. Salarios for these
months were held up pending the
approval of tho city estimate by the
county excise board.
Tho appropriation was divided as
follows: Salary account $3268; fire
and water account $3261.44; con-
tingent and supply account $2261.-
88; street and bridge account $3-
214.11; street lighting account. $1-
642.90; water operaitng account $4-
462.12; library account $198.64;
cemetory account $436.95.
By United Press.
Oklahoma City Sept. 10. .Assist-
ant Attorney General Fulton has
filed ouster suits In the district
court here against Sheriif G. E.
Johnson and Deputy Jailors Saun-
ders and Goodwin of Oklahoma
county alleging neglect of duty at
the time of the lynching of Claude
Judge Oldflold before whom the
petition was filed has set Septem-
ber 17 on which to hear arguments
on the suit. Ho also fixed September
13 as .the day on which Sheriff
Johnson may answer the charge.
Miss Anna Boucher of Kansas
City is the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
A. B. Boucher 818 Minnesota
C. . S. FOOTBALL STOCK TAKES
BIG BOOST AS NEW MEN REPORT
AND SQUAD SHOWS REAL METTLE
Chickasha high Bchool football
stock advanced sevoral points yes
terday when tho announcement that
Chauncy Gann former Lindsay high
school athlete who enrolled In the
local Institution this week would
seek a line iberth on "Dutch"
Gann will lie a strong bidder for
a guard or tackle position. He
weighs 170 pounds and has had con-
siderable football experience. Dur-
ing the season of 1918 ho played
with the Lindsay high school. Soon
after the close of the football seas-
on that year he withdrew from tho
Lindsay high school and entered C.
H. S. Ho was a member of Coach
Powers' 'basketball squad.
Gann will report for practice t'lls
Easy Day Yesterday.
Yesterday was an easy day for the
pigskin warriors 'because they were
rushed Into scrlintuago Wednesday
and as a result many were sore
and stiff the workout yesterday af-
ternoon was cut short. Tlino was
spent In receiving passes and sig
nal practice. '
'In one team 'Schrock was worked
at right tackle; Clarke at. center;
Clarke Steinberger quarterback;
Barry left tackle; Cunningham
right halfback; Sanders left half
back; Harrington fullback; Mead
left end; Shoekley right end;
Bradley guard and Means guard.
Another team was lined up ns
follows: Roach fullback; White
right halfback; Craddock Toft half-
back; W. Adams quarterback;
Washburn left end; 'Slelrtberger
right end; Bryant right guard;
Sclilotterheck left guard; Greon
center; Penny left tacklo.
Charles Gowdy ibrother of Ivan
Gowdy of Chickasha high school
football fame was workod out at
halfback. Clarko Steinberger also
was used at. half.
Courcler Duncan Moyers Powell
and other promising football candi-
dates reported for practice yester-
day afternoon. .
The curtain opening the 1920 foot-
ball season will be raised Friday
Septeimber 24th when the Straiiss-
aiien meet tho Anadarko high school
eleven on the local gridiron.
This game is followed toy a gamo
(Continued on pugo 8.)
Y GO OUT OF
Big Ei3o Since Yesterday After-
noon Registers Four Feet Six
Inches Over Dam at Elec-
tric Light Plant.
Fear that the flood waters of the
Washata river will go over the
bank before subsiding was expressed
this afternoon by F. D. Shaffer
manager of the Chickasha Gas and
The gauge at the light plant dam
this morning registered four feet
and six Inches above tho dam a
material rise since yesterday after-
noon when tho guage registered
three feet and eleven inches. The
guage Mr. Shaffer said this morn-
ing should register five feet before
the river goes out of Its banks.
Becauso of the high water tho
water power plant of tho Chickasha
Gas and Electric company can be
used only part of the time. This
however will not affect the ser
vice 'Mr. Shaffer stated today.
Heavy rains along the course of
the river is given as the cause of
tho rise. Flood waters flowed ovor
the 'banks of tho river near Clinton
last wek according to Mr. Shatter.
Damage all along the course of the
river is feared.
Excesive rains aro causing rises in
other rivers in Oklahoma accord-
ing to reports. The South Canadian
river is said to 'be out of its ibanks
in many places.
Miss Emma Bell of Los Angclos
Is here for an extended visit with
her mother Mrs. Laura Bell and
tier sister Mrs. Paul A Armold.
Tonight and Saturday gen-
Maximum 85. Minimum 74.
NEW RATES TAKE
EFFECT Oil LINES
OF STATE TODAY
Intrastate Rate Kike Affects All
Travel Same as Interstate; 20
Percent Passenger 35
Freight '50 for Pullman.
The hike in Intrastate freight and
passenger rates went Into effect
ihore and at all points In tho stato
at 12 o'clock last night.
When Chickasha travelers pur-
chased tickets at local stations Hits
iinornlng they were taxed 3:6 cents
per mile an increase of 0.6 cent
over tho old rate.
The Intrastate Increaso was put
into effect August 2(ilh. Boost In
tho Intrastate rates however were
hold up pending action of the cor-
poration commission which Just re-
cently granted the Increase.
Tho new rates 'bearing increases
that make themi Identical with rates
for interstate traffic aro made effec-
tive for six months the commission
reserving right for future adjust-
ments on commodities which aro
found to 'bo bearing an unjust bur-
den. The Increases granted were 35 per
cent on freight 20 percent 'pessen-
ger and 50 percent Pullman.
Tho brotherhood ot tho Congrega-
tional church will hold its regular
monthly social and 'business moot-
ing tonight at the homo of Mr. and
Mrs. c. F. Hanson 1S03 S Sixth
street Rev. C. J. Keller pastor of
the church announced today. Plans
have een imado for a general good
time for all.
EX-SENATOR IS BETTER.
By United Press.
Dalton Mass. Sept. 10. The con-
dition of former Senator W. Mur-
ray Crane Is reported Improved to
day. Ho is Bufforlng form an at-
tack of heart trouble.
By United Press.
Boston Sept. 10. The shipping
board steamer Dewey is still mi the
rocks say reports from the scene
of tho wreck. Efforts aro being
mado to rescue it.
Tho ship went on' tho rocks off
Graves light in a dense fog yester-
day and has been in danger of bat-
tering to pieces sinco then. Tho
Basaan another shipping board
steamer Is reported also to be In
trouble off the New Foundland
By United Press.
Washington Sept. 10. The Rus-
sian bolsheviki armies are concen-
trating at Grodno preparatory to a
new drive on Warsaw according to
ofi'lcial advices which have reached
Grodno is near tho Luthian-Polish
frontier which Indicates that the
ibolsheviki intends to enlist the co-
operation of the Lituanain troops.
Treasurer of 0. O. P. National
Committee Gives Figure Which
He States Was Maximum;
Again Denies Cox Charge.
HARDING If? BACK ON
FRONT PORCH TO REST
After Trip to Minnesota Stato
Fair Republican Nominee
Again Seeks Quiet; Receives
Two Negro Delegations.
By United Press.
Chicago Sept. 10. Tho republi-
can caniplgn funds in the national
and stato senatorial and congres-
sional campaigns will total $-18811000
if all the money Is raised which was
sought iby the campaign managers
Fred W. Uphani treasurer ot the re-
publican national com.mltteo testi-
fied iheforo the senate sub-coinmltteo
which Is Investigating campaign
"That .sum and not $I'."OIK1000 an
charged by Governor 'Cox represents
tho absolute maximum of tho re-
publican fund raising plans" Up-
Back on Front Porch.
By United Press.
Marion Ohio Sept. 10. Back on
I ho old front porch after his first
speaking excursion In which his
principal address was delivered at
the Minnesota State fair St. Paul
Senator Warren G. Harding planned
to rest and catch up with his mull.
Tho chief activity slated for the
senator today was to receive two
delegations of negro Baptists. It. wa3
stated this iinornlng that iSenator
Harding might speak briefly to
them. . .
Must Give Justice.
By United Press.
Marion Ohio Sept. 10. "America
must give tho negro tho Jpstlee that
Lincoln would hav. prayed for."
Senator Warren (i. Harding declared
today In decrying mob violence in
an earnest address to a cheering
delegation of negro Baptists.
Tho speech was ni'ado on the
Harding front porch.
Cox Invades Washington.
By United Press.
Spokane Wash. sept. 10. Encour-
aged by the enthusiastic receptions
given him in poveral meetings held
in Montana. Governor Cox invaded
Washington today for a two days'
campaign. He will speak at Spo-
AGGIE CLASS OF
Tho -vocational agricultural cla3-i
of the Chickasha high school Is In
Minco today attending the Mlnco
corn carnival and free fair which
i closes tomorrow evening
j M. G. Harnden director of the vo-
cational agriculture department is
I in charge of tho students. Those
(who let this morning for Minco
woro: William Butler Howard Mc-
jElreath Alva Smith Aigie Powell.
I Clyde Holcomb George Noakes
Fay Bell. Henry Minnett Jess Sal-
ter "Andrew ThomaR and Virgil
Iowe. Tho class will return this af-
ternoon. Following is tho fair program out-
' lined for today: 9 a. ni. 1and con-
cert; 10 a. m. grand street parade;
11 a. in. foot racing; 11:30 a. m..
Tug-'O-W'ar (Minco vs. Tocasset);
12 dinner; 1:30 p. m band concert;
1 2:30 p. m.. Judging farm products:
1 3 p. m. aeroplane flights; and trac-
'tor demonstrations; 4 p. m. ball
game; 6 p. m. supper; 7 p. nk
WfVVJt KVVAKU ULUitU.
By United Press.
Washington Sept. 10. President
Wilson today refused to reopen tha
anthracite wage award proposltloa
as was requested iby the miners.
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