Chickasha Daily Express (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 81, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 4, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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CHICKA8HA OKLAHOMA WEDNESDAY APRIU 4 1917.
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WE ALONE OF
WILL SPEND OUR BLOOD
AND TREASURE FOR NO GAIN
Patriotic Appeal for Prompt Action on
on Senate Resolution Made by
BUT ALL PATRIOTIC
Stirring Speech ty Vardaman Concludes
With Dedication cf His Services
to His Country
$240000000 BILL PASSES
By United Press.
Washington April 4 The
house today passed the $2 10-
000000 army bill.
By United Press.
Washington April 4. Urging "no
faltering no division no weakness in
the nation" Senator Hitchcock upon
the opening o the senate this morning-
begun his argument lor the pas-
sage of the resolution malting war with
Germany an actuality.
Hitchcock's appeal was the more dra-
matic as he declared that he had al-
ways opposed war and even in the
face of his former belief he asked con-
gress to pledge the nation to a war
that may last throe years and cost
much blood and sacrifice a war that
"shall have no Gcthsemane."
"We want no more territory we de-
mand no indemnity we have no his-
toric grudges" Senator Hitchcock be-
gan. "We alone of all nations will
spend our treasure and lives without
the hope of material gain.
"Wo are going to war to vindicate
our honor and independence as a na-
tion. I do not believe the Germans de-
sire war with us hut the German gov-
ernment is desperate. No great nation
could hold a place In history if it per-
mitted itself to be ordered off the sea.
"While the vote hs not been taken
wo know the decition it is - war"
shouted the senator and ho sat down.
Will Pass Tomorrow.
By United Press.
WaKhington April 4. Though pacif-
ism ran in a discordant undertone in
congress today support of war with: the first inning was held down to one
Germany is assured by both houses. run following in the second with a
The house committee on foreign af- goose egg. The third and fourth in-
fairs voted favorable on the senate nings however proved to ba the un-
amended war resolution and the lead- doing of the University aggregation.
Boys Will Have No Choice
)of Army or Navy Service
If Pending Bills Pass
Chickasha boys who have any pref-
enence as to where they want to serve
their country had better get into ac-
tion early in the game. Under two
conditions such choice of the branches
of fighting would not be left to them.
"In the event of a state of war being
declared." said Recruiting Officer J. A.
White of the navy recruiting station in
the First National Bank building "the
situation would be the same as if an
actual declaration of war should be
made. We would then change our
sign from "Men Wanted" to Volun-
teers Wanted" and mobilization would
be carried on with the greatest possi-
But in the event of the universal
military service bill being passed by
congress as j? possible the whole sit
ers served notice that the measure will
come up tomorrow for passage. If
objection is raised it will be forced
through under the rule limiting de-
bate. On the senate side of the capitol
Senators Stone and Vardaman decried
a war move but stirred the staid mem-
bets and galleries to the depths by
declaring that personally they were
ready to go the dtmost limit in mak-
ing the war a success. Stone however
will vote against the resolution.
The house will take up the Martin
war resolution tomorrow. A resolution
designed to postpone war arid give
Germany a chance to change her sub-
marine methods" was introduced in j
the senate by McOumber.
"I dedicate my services to my coun-;
try" declared Senator Vardaman at'
the close of a speech that'was steeped i
but surcharged with pa-
Denies Treaty Violation.
By United Press.
Washington April 4. Germany in
a communication to the United States
government challenged the assertion
I that she had violated the treaties of
17S5 and 1X28. American citizens the
note said may freely leave Germany
and for the most part have already
djnc mo. ' - :.
' . Two Rulers Talk It.
Bu United Press.
Amsterdam April 4. According to
advices received here the American
situation was the main topic of the
conference of the kaiser and the em-
peror of AuHtria.
Miss Thera Whatley who has been
the guest of friends here for the past
week has returned to her home in Ok-
rVHITE SOX EASY WINNERS
The state university boys fell easy
prey to the Chicago White Sox yester-
day as the score of 6 to 0 in the sev-
enth Inning will testify. But notwith-
standing the high wind and adverse
working conditions the game was not
without considerable interest. The
Chicago team went first to bat and in
uation would be changed. Then draft-
ing would begin at once and every man
in five or ten or whatever ratio is de-
cided upon by the army authorities
would be impressed into service with-
out delay. The navy would be the
first to be recruited up to full fighting
strengtn wneitier it he loO.OOO men
or more and thi would constitute the
first line of defense. Under the bill as
it is drafted at present only boys be-
tween the ages of IS to 20 years would
be subject to draft but in case of a
state of war being declared the age
limit niihl be extended from IS to
Under present conditions a man may
choose the branch of warfare in which
he would enlist. But with a state of
v.ir and the passage of this universal
Rally to Your Colors Boys
Says U.C. V. Yet Commander
A. & M. GLEE CLUB '
The failure of the A. & M. Glee club
to mako connections at the Central
High school last night proved a great
disappointment to the many who were
present in anticipation of the pleasant
evening which they knew the A. & M.
boys could furnish. The announcement
that the boys would not reach Chicka-
sha in time or the performance was
made simultaneous with one that the
money for tickets would be refunded.
The A. & M. songsters did not reach
Chickasha until 9: HO on the delayed
Frisco train which would have delay-
ed the opening until 10 o'clock. The
merrymakers left Stillwater early yes
terday morning on schedule time put
missed their connections with the
Rock Island. Hobson's choice left
them to the Frisco hoping they would
reach here by 8 o'clock and thus "save
their face." But the Frisco train ar-
rived an hour and a half late and the
damage was done.
B was impossible to make another
date owing to the fact that the sche-
dule for the spring tour was complete.
Several of the members of the club
were entertained at Chickasha homes
during their stay here.
The three cases .were disposed of in
the county court yesterday afternoon
the fourteen yearold boys being charg-
mI Vitu drunkenness. Ed Cowden was
allowed to be taken in charge by his
cousin but Sam Niles and Bruce Rea
gan were ordered to report every Sat
urday to the conn..
POWELL MAKES BOND
Buck Powell made his $750 bond to-
day for his appearance on the charge
of shooting Felix Jackson. Ben Tuck-
er made a $750 bond immediately after
The Oklahoma boys made d. aerate
efforts to land a single run but with-
out success and at the conclusion of
the seventh inning the victory was giv-
en to the White Sox.
The professionals were taken in
hand by Ben Johnson after the game
and escorted to the bath house and
rest room in the First National bank
building whore they received a wel-
come respite from their arduous and
The university boys left for Norman
on the "Firefly."
training bill he should have no choice
in the matter. We would recruit first
for the navy then for the marines and
then for the regular army.
"In the beginning of the war it looks
like the navy will do all or most of the
j fighting and there is where the men
will likely go before the work of or-
ganizing an army of 3000000 men Is
"We are now taking men in under
th" old enlistment Jaw but this will be
changed should congress tomorrow de-
clare that a state of war exists."
The recruiting officer ventured the
opinion that should war Tie declared
the date of drafting young men into
service would be begun at a much
earlier data than that stated originally
in the bill.
"Don't Run Don't Jump But Fly to the
Flag the Flag that Calls for You"
Says Commander Vance
"GET THERE FIRST"
WITH MOST MEN"
Oklahoma Patriots Should Be Swayed by
Rule Which Crowned With Success
the Charges of Gen. Forrest
Oklahoma patriots are called to arms
by an appeal made by Colonel J. D.
Vance commander of the local camp
of the United Confederate Veterans
who has issued the following exhorta-
tion under the caption of "Our Nation
Patriots your pation and humanity
calls for you.
They need you and need you now.
Don't walk don't run don't jump
ye patriots of Oklahoma but simply
fly to the support of your colors and
thus make it possible to raise the first
500000 of the five million to be raised
by May 1. '
The element of time means much in
this move. As General N. B. Forrest
was wont to say "Get there first with
most ien." .
This is important in making a charge
in actual battle. Cover the distance
between as quickly as possible and
thus save a life for every gained.
War is now upon us. it is not of our
wish or seeking but is ruthlessly
thrust upon us regardless of right and
justice and the time for argument is
past. Stern necessity now demands
only fast prompt courageous patriot-
This necessity has been ignominious-
ly forced upon our patient and long
suffering people and the great peace
which we shall battle for and which
by the help of Him who never errs we
shall win will not only free the auto-
crat ridden people of Germany but it
will spread and enhance democracy
throughout the entire world in such
manner that another catastrophe can
never again occur.
Therefore rally to your colors boys
and rally quickly to Old Glory in hon-
or of your country and be assured that
anything that I can find to do will not
be left undone.
J. D. Vance.
W. B Gray president of the Nau
tilus Oil and Gas company." "Teceutry-
organized announced today that his
company has made a contract with a
drilling company to sink a test well
near Naples operations to begin with-
in thirty days and to go to a depth of
3000 feet if necessary.
Mr. Gray lives in the Naples neigh-
borhood. He stated that his company
is capitalized for $10000 the incorpo-
rators besides himself being Wight
Jones and John L. True. Mr. Jones
is secretary. The headquarters of the
company will be in Chickasha Mr.
Tonight fair colder frost.
Thursday fair wa.Ker.
Maximum 73; minimum 45.
AND GUARD CLASH
BY United Press.
Baltimore 1VU1. April 4. German
sailors from the steamer Smyrna wuro
In a clash with men of the Fourth reg-
iment yesterday after two of their
number were challenged by one of the
The Germans immediate-
ly attacked the militiamen. The
guardsmen shouted for help. The sail-
ors also called to their comrades
Twelve sailors answered and other sol-
diers hastened to the pier. No shots
wen; fired the guardsmen finally sub-
duing the sailors. Two Germans were
arrested. They gave the names of
Bernard Lawson and II. Von Derrick.
Thev will be given a hearing this af-
ternoon. TEXAS TATE'S SCHEDULE
Texas Tate will meet Giant Hope of
Houston Texas at Anadarko on Fri-
day night April 0 in a marathon
wrestling match. The two men are
evonly matched having contested hon-
ors for an hour at El Reno without
either getting a fall.
The fight with Bob Yortek at Dewar
was called off but Tate will meet Jack
Ilempel in that town on April 22.
ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC TICKET
WINS BY BIG
Mayor Coffman was again elected to
guide tho destinies of the City of
Chickasha and by an overwhelming
majority as was expected in the event
of a big vote being polled. Had the
election terminated at noon yesterday
tho Socialists would have been largely
in the majority for up" to thai time the
larger part of tho Socialist vote had
been polled and the total vote was less
than one hundred. The distress cry
from the city hall as published yester-
day in the Daily Express however
brought results and toward night many
Democrats went to the. ?olIs aud cast
"I do not believe three hundred votes
would have been cast but for that sto-
ry" said Mayor Coffman today "for
many people did not realize the neces-
sity of combating the socialist vote.
Tho Democratic ticket was elected
by large majorities as is seen by the
table published in another column.
Mayor Coffman announced that no
intimation of his choice for the offices
City Election Results
Ward 1 rrecinct 1 41
Ward 1 Precinct 2 87
Ward 2 Precinct 1 101
Ward 2 Precinct 2 87
Ward 3 8"'
Ward 4 Precinct 1 31.
Ward 4 Precinct 2 101
20009 ARTISANS HAVE CHANCE FOR
RANK NOW AND UNCLE SAM NEEDS THEft
By Cnited Presu.
Washington April 4. The war de-
partment issued an appeal today for
twenty thousand artisans to fill the
1 quartermaster's enlisted reserve corps
for wartime service. The tuea will be
COUNTRY'S YOUNG MEN TO
BE FIRST CALLED ON FOR
DEFENSE OF THE NATION
ROSE HILL CEMETERY
An unusual enthusiastic meelluy of
the Rose Hill Cemetery association
i held Monday afternoon at the city hall
Ike Harness presiding. The associa-
tion is to push the matter of obtaining
tlio 1000 members and twenty-five now
member' Were added at the meeting.
The paving of three blocks from Sev-
enth street to the cemetery gain was
discussed at groat length and a fund
will be started to that effect by taking
up public: subscription. The following
new officers were elected for tho com-
Mrs. I. N. Helm president; Mrs. Sid
Anderson vico president; Mrs. A. B.
Cochran secretary; Mrs. T. H. Dwyer
treasurer; Mrs. II. L. Grigsby corres-
TWO NAVAL RECRUITS
Two men from Chickasha enlisted
for navy service yesterday T. F. Bar-
row and C. E. Story. They leave to-
morrow for Oklahoma City where they
will receive their assignment.
j of chief of police ciy attorney and
street commissioner would bo given
out until the first meeting of the new
council which will bo organized on
For Councilman: DuBuoO 133 Mc-
Crary 28; Welhorne 193 Thompson 15;
Cancnum 87 Tatman 15; McKay 133
The following returns were received
today from Minco:
Town clerk F. V. Einsel 82.
Town terasurer Ed Bond SO F. L.
Justice of the peace G. T. Garrett
96 J. A. Showun -17'.
Trustee ward I. G. W. Horriugton 64
Wash Whitlow 80.
Trustee ward 2 Marvin Woodworth
Trustee ward 3 A. V. Marlow 1)5.
Total number of votes cast 152
Number of mutilated and challenged
jit Tl S4t
573 :($ 540
given rank subject to active service
upon the call of the president. The
department appealed to the press to
give the niaximuiu publicity to the mat-
ter. The trades called were 0? follows:
Will Be Mustered in as Rapidly They Can
Be Equipped. Officered and Trained
NO ARMY TO EUROPE
FOR SIX MONTHS
German Official; Express Surprise that
U. S. Should Assume Hostile
By United Press
Washington April 4. By the -time
congress acts on the war resolution all
plans for assembling the nation's re
sources for conflict will bo ready for
presentation to the president.
According to present plans army leg-
Is latum will he based upou selective
conscription of the country's your"?
men as rapidly as -they can be
equipped officered and trained. This
is one of the most Important of tho
war plans now considered.
All except those exempted sushi as
married nuyi mechanical experts sni
enlists etc. will be expected to coma""
to the colors. No men will be sent to
Europe Immediately and probably none
for six months. 1
"Profess to be Puzzled
By United Press.
Berlin April 4. Officials here as.
sert that they cannot see the reason
for America's adopting a hostile atti-
tude toward Germany. They protest
that the responsibility rests with the
United States. -
The discussions of public questions
in the newspapers is divided between
the American situation and franchise
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Lampe, William T. Chickasha Daily Express (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 81, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 4, 1917, newspaper, April 4, 1917; Chickasha, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc730750/m1/1/: accessed February 20, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.