Chickasha Daily Express (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 140, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 28, 1922 Page: 1 of 8
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WE ATI! EH
Tonight ami Friday partly cloudy.
Maximum SI Minimum C
wire from tba United Praia
Chickasha Oklahoma Thursday September 28 1922.
SITUATION ME ACUTE WITI CHANG
HUGE CROWD ft!
OPEN HOUSE OF
More Than Eight Hundred Patrons
and Friends Accept Invltationa
to Visit Local Exchange and
PHANTOM CIRCUIT IS
CENTER OF INTEREST
Three Conversations Carried on Two
Wires; Visitors Learn How
Operators Work; Hard for
Central to "Listen In."
THE TELEPHONE GIRL.
If tlm telephone girl would
loll half tdm bourn of rohhIp
on tho wires each day It
would stir up a mtiRS Unit
would cud In a fuss and tho
dovil would bo to pay. So
h ho mU In her scat and wlll
never repeat t ho message
(lie wires convey for she
know if nlio blows my thing
but lior nose. Hru.it. people
will nay "She's too Ray." .
Slio knows many men who
talk Hwoot now und ' Ibon
but their wives aro not on
tho lino for if thoy wore
there thean mon would swear
and Hays things that wouldn't
Hound fine. Sim listens ull
day to what pooplo say and
seldom receives any thanks;
but when tho lino (loos not
work Hhe'g brought up with
a Jerk and thoy snort and
:ut up some pranks.
It seems ever thus tboso
who serve uh aro frequently
treated unfair yet it pays to
lo jtiHt and not kick till wo
must but try to be patlont
and squarb. By Jonas Cook. '
Yesterday from 7:00 o'clock a
m. until 10:00 o'clock p. ra. war.
"open house" ut the local offices of
tho Southwestern Hell Telephone
company. 'Eight hundred and twenty-six
persons most of them pa-
trons of the company accepted the
invitation and were shown through
the plant here.
Many interesting features con-
nected with the operating of a mod-
ern telephone system were explain-
ed by company employes who assist-
ed in ' tho entertainment of tho
At the top of tho stairs leading to
the plant and tho company's oper-
ating room here the guests were
received by Mrs. L. Russell cashior
In the manager's office who con-
ducted the visitors through the
places of interest.
The first branch to which the
guests were escorted was the plant
room where tho batteries cables
and testing apparatus are main-
tained. The art of operating and
the functions of the equipment in
this room were explained by L. Rus-
sell wire chief of the local office:
A. W. Howard district plant chief
with headquarters In Lawton: and
Guy Smith central office repair
To most of the spectators - tho
phantom circuit on which three con-
' versations may be carried on over
two wires 'was the principal attrac-
tion in the plant room. By use of
the phantom coils the hosts in tlw
plant room explained five message
three telephone and two telegraph
could be conveyed' over the phan-
tom circuit at the same time. How
the company's lines are tested end
the immense wire system wer.r oth-
er outstanding attractions ia the
From the plant department the
guests were taken into the operat-
ing room in charge of H. O. Mc-
Ewen of Lawton district traffie
chief; Mrs. B. Nipps chief operator;
Misses Lola Benton and Fleta
Roach supervisors Miss Ida White
toll supervisor and Mrs. Mildred
Elghmy evening chief operator.
Here the duties of the "hello girl'1
were revealed and the actions re-
sulting from the removal of the re-
ceiver from the hook of tha tele-
phone explained in detail.
"What must the operator do to
enable Iier to -'listen in' on the con-
versation?" was the question fre-
quently asked those in charge of
the operating room. They were
shown a Bmall key located just in
front of the operator and told thr.t
the operator must hold this key in
(Continued on page alt.).
DIRIGIBLE IN ARCADIA.
PuHttdonu Cnlil. Sept. 2H. Tim dlr
Iglhln ('-2 arrived Hiifcly lit Ross
Held Arcadia Calif. today. Tho
flight from Hun Francisco wu with-
out Incident.- Tim landing waft perfect.
PARTIAL LIST OE
Dallas Sheriff Gives Out Information
On Operationa of Alleged Syndi-
cate Former Oklahoma Ban-
(By The l-'oltMl Trta.)
Pallas Texas Sept. 2.-Hunk rol-
borioa in Kansas Oklahoma and
Missouri In which Is ulloRi'd to have
participated Tom Similiter notori-
ous bandit who was killed In tho
hills of Arkansns after a sensational
escape from tint penitentiary of that
state aro believed to hnvo furnished
some of the securities recovered In
Dallas last week when several per-
sons were pluced under arrest as
suspected members of a natloi'wide
bond thieving syndicatu
A list of the banks from which
some of the bonds were taken wns
announced by sheriff's office here
toduy. This list accounted for
$8950 worth of tho securities seized !
which total moro than $10.0oo. j
The Idlest m.rtlmi of Ihn bonds !
came from the Citizens State bank
of Ilamona Okla. Securities which
disappeared from that institution In
March 1920 amounting to $5200
aro in the lot held by the sheriff.
The Farmers State bank of May-
hew Mo was listed as having lost
1.050 worth of bonds in August
Another lot of $2230 worth of the
securities was stolon from tho Du-
quoin State bank of Duquoin Kan
Tho Kersey State bank Kersey
Colo. lost $300 of the bonds and
the First Nationul bank of GroHh-
am Neb. was listed as having lost
one of the bonds of 4100 denomina-
The bonds were o from $50 to
The list of the owners was re
ceived by Sheriff Dan Harston from
the treasury department at Wash-
ington. Besides tho threo suspects placed
under arrest two women and a
man another man already a pris-
oner here on a penal churge is be-
lieved to know something of the
disappearance of tho securities.
Sheriff Harston expects to go to
Chicago Monday where It Is be-
lieved he will confer with authori
ties concerning the bond thefts.
Tom Slaughter local officers de
clare was sought following several
of the robberies listed above and
it is believed that ho participated
in others instigated by the "syndi-
cate." FIGHT OM FLOOR
(By The United Fnm) '
Syracuse N. Y.r Sept. 28. With
the opening of the democratic state
convention set for noon C W. Mur-
phy Tammany boss has been un-
able to reconcile the differences be-
tween William Randolph Hearst and
Alfred E. Smith and there loomed
strong possibilities of a protracted
fight on the floor of the convention.
Both men mainly through fights
being waged by their friend3 are
seeking the gubernatorial nomina
tion but the attitude of each puts
Murphy in the position of having to
select the man. Whether it will be
Smith Hearst or George R. Lunn
Shenectady mayor was a question.
GETS JOFFRE UNIFORM
FOR MEMORIAL BUILDING
(Ily The United Press.) .
New York Sept. 28. The French
army uniform worn by Marshal
Joffre during the battle of tho
Marne in 1914 was brought to
America today by Mrs. A. Sprekles
of San Francisco who returned from
Europe on the White Star liner
Mrs. Spreckles is building a "Le-
gion of Honor" war memorial in
San Francisco for the world war
veterans of that city. She secured
the uniform from the French mili-
tary hero to be placed in the me-
She also has a piece of lace which
was given to the Queen of Rumania
by Queen Victoria. The Rumanian
queen promised Mrs. Spreckles to
provide gold furnishings for the
Action Interpreted ae Move for Pro-
tection of American Intereita and
Purpose to Take Hand In
; DEPARTMENT HEEDS
REQUEST OF BRISTOL
Additional Ships Asked by U. S. Ad-
miral; Indicate no Naval or Mil-
itary Defensive Operationa In-
tended at Dardanelles.
Ily A. 1 4. llltADFOItl)
(United States Stuff Col respondent.)
WiiHbliiRton Sept. 28. With twelve
American destroyers under order to
rush to Turkish waters and aid in tho
"protection of American Interests." it
was apparent that the United States
wilt play an Important role In tho
efforts to settle the troublesome Near
The prediction was made in an
official quarter thut this government
as thu remit of Secretary of State
Hughes' announcement that the Unit-
tlu's " i
I'""'' regarding the Dardanelles and
the notion In sending more destroyers
! Wr area would participate ill
tho conference at Venice on Near
The decision to send tho additional
destroyers to Constantinople official-
ly announced late yesterday wns
reached by the navy department after
consultation with the stute depart-
ment. A request for additional ships
and supplies was mado by Reur Ad-
miral Mark Bristol In commund In
Turkish waters '
The destroyers aro bolng made
ready for the long voyage at Nor-
folk. The vessels are expectod to
leave within the next few days but
are not duo to reach Turkl.tU waters
for two or three weeks. ' "
Announcement by the navy depart-
ment that the deatroyer force being
dispatched to Admiral Bristol would
not engage in any military and naval
defense of the Dardanelles is ' be-
lieved to indicate that it is Intended
merely to insure respect for Amerl-
nnii t.itai-aata llinra Tlila nlmoi-vnra !
point out does not necessarily con-
flict with tho belief that tho Amer-
ican government would fight by dip-
lomatic moans to obtain what it con-
sidered essential to American in-
terests in the Near East.
Sail In 48 Hours.
(Ily The United Tre.)
Norfolk Va Sept. 2S. The twelve
destroyers ordered by the navy de-
partment to proceed as expeditious-
ly as possible to Turkish waters
aro being prepared at the navy yard
here today for their dash to Con-
stantinople They will be ready to
sail from Hampton 'Roads within
The vessels are to bo selected
from a squadron of twenty which
participated in the mimic war game
off the Virginia capes yesterday.
Most of the destroyers already here
begun loading supplies and pro-
Trie'--supply ship'.' Bridge' which
accompanied the midshipmen from
the Naval Academy on their annual
summer cruise also is being fitted
to sail shortly after the departure
of the swift traveling destroyers.
Stillwater Okla.; Sept. 28. Prelim-
inary hearing for W. R. Holmes
Bert W. Salmon and John Foster
charged with flogging Walter
Mathews Cushing attorney slated
for Wednesday in Justice Johns court
was postponed until October 4 by
agreement of C. C. Suman attorney
for the defense and John Vaughan
county attorney. .
GIANT BOMBER BUILT FOR UNCLE
SAM WORLD'S LARGEST PLANE
READY FOR FLIGHT NOVEMBER 30
(By The United Press.)
Dayton 0.'vSept. 28 Workmen
today began mounting artillery on
the decks of the Barting bomber
super dreadnaught of the skies un-
der construction at Wilbur Wright
The world's largest triplane
equipped with radiophones will take
the air November 30. "
Its trial trip' if successful will
mark the world's greatest achieve-
ment in heavier than air war craft
it is said. Thus far all construc-
tion has gone forward under the
ban of strictest secrecy.
Authorities of Wilbur . Wright
field declared the giant plana will
Oklahoma City Man
I Killed In Fight
(It? The I'nltfJ ftrm.
Oklahoma flly. Kept. 28.-Wck
I Ion demon I ileud a a result of a
fight following a quarrel with Luther
CliiRslon ut the New State laundry
horn whom both were employed.
Clogston struck Henderson over
tho head with n boiiln of carbolic
acid during the fight according to
County Attorney Hughes it was re
ported hi skull was fractured. Hen'
dnrsnti was Immediately rushed tj
tnn Hospital uut never regal nod con
ClogNton who waa bold for Inves
tigation would make no statement as
to the eauso of tlx quarrel. '
Large Financial Problem Looms for
Government; Must Raise Billion
and Half by Close of
Ily JAMES T. KOI.I1EIIT
t United Tress Staff Correspondent.)
Washington Sept. 2S. Uncle Sam
must solve a difficult financial prolyl
bun In the near future.
Ily the end of this fiscal year he
must raise more than $ J."2.r.0ui(Ki( to
meet a deficit In running expenses
and maturing obligations according
to estimates prepared toduy by thu
budget bureau. .This sunt must he
raised In addition to ordinary gov-
More than $1540000000 of the
total must bo secured by tho end of
tho calendar year.
The biggest single Item Is $900000-
000 and represents tho Victory notes
called for redemption on December 1.
Next In size 1h the Rum of $515000-
000 to meet war savings certificates
maturing on January 1. To this
must be added. $125000000 in in-
terest on theso certli'kSites.
Other interest obligations total
$125000000. Rounding out these
figures is tho prospective net deficit
of $425000000 In running expenses.
Budget bureau experts believe that
part of the total will be mot out of
current receipts as they expoct the
new tariff measure to increase the
federal revenues to a measurable ex-
tent. An Increase of $.1500000 in cus-
toms receipts was noted last Saturday
tho first day tho new tariff wus In
effectbut this was partly duo to
tho failure of eleventh hour efforts
to Import goods under the old and
lower rates. The prospective net de-
ficit for this fiscal year totals $697-
000000 according to budget bureau
estimates. There is an offset against
this sum however of $272000000
which represents the general balance
In the treasury at the close of the
Inst fiscal year.
Total receipts for this fiscal year
were estimated at $3073825311 while
expenditures wero placed at $3771-
238542. Secretary of the Treasury Mellon
Is planning a series of funding oper-
ations to meet the obligations.
(Ily The United Tresi.)
Cincinnati O. Sept. 28. Five
bandits raided the Hamilton County
bank here today knocked out the
cashier with the butt of a revolver
herded seven employes and a custo-
mer in a rear room and robbed the
safe and cages of all the money in
The exact loss to the bank will
not bo known until a check up U
made of funds and securities on
hand at the time of the robbery.
The loot was estimated at $14000.
be capable of wiping oilt entire
cities with its ten ton bomb or aerial
torpedo. Several batteries of ma-
chine guns giving protection from
all sides and 'two 75's of the typo
used in the battle of the Marne
will make the piano the most for-
midable ever constructed.
The six Liberty motors ' capable
of developing 2700 horse power will
burn 180 gallons of gasoline an
hour. No less than four men can
handle the Bhip in tho air.
The plane which will be capable
of flying from New York to San
Francisco with one stop at Omaha
is being built for the United States
government w . : jM.
OVER 100 KILLED
Lightning Strikes Powder Magailne
and Italian Underground Fort
la Blown Up; Victims Mostly
Sallora and Soldiers.
DEATH LIST MOUNTS
AS RUINS SEARCHED
Hundreds Rushed to Hospitals;
Houses Crumple Down on Occu-
pants; Disaster Takes Place
(Ily The t'mlwl Pre.)
Spnrtn lUily Sept. 2X. Moro than
100 pcrsonx wore killed today when
the Kslconara fort near hero blew
up when lightning hit tho powder
The force of the blast wrecked the
town of San Terenzlo.
Indescribable confusion followed
tho terrific explosion and thero wus
Home delay In estimating tho num-
ber of dead and Injured.
First reports wero that forty lives
had been lost but as gendarmes pen-
etrated tho ruined areas the death
list quickly mounted.
Hundreds of Injured were rushed
to the Spuria hospital.
The bodies of those who were
killed were horribly mangled most
of them dying Instantly.
Houses In the town were shat
tered and crumpled down on the
H was believed that most of those
killed in the fort were soldiers and
The blast was heard for miles
around and relief was rushed from
Fifteen hundred tons of TNT cor
dite ond other explosives were un-
loosed by tho lightning bolt.
Tho following official report of
tho disaster was telegraphed by
Admiral Biscarettl to tho naval niin-
ister nt Rome:
'About 3 o'clock this morning
owing to the strike of a bolt of
lightning tho Fulconura fort exploded.
Four soldiers and a marshal and
about thirty civllinns living In the
buildings In I'ltelll and San Terenzla
wero killed. Relief was ordered from
San Teronalu and I'etrusola."
Tho explosion occurred during n
terrific thunder storm. Tho fort was
located underground and was gurrl
soned by tho navy.
Spella or Spezia as It appears on
dome maps Is on the Gulf of Genoa
and Is an important naval buse and
ship building center. Its population
is seventy thousand.
A movement to extend the west
Chickasha avenue paving approxi
mately one and one-half blocks has
been launched according to J R.
Wellborn city clerk.
That the city council "cause to be
constructed certain . improvements by
paving grading curbing and drain-
ing of the portion of Chickasha
avenue beginning 159 feet west of
the west line of Twelfth street and
extending west to the west line of
Fifteenth street is requested in a
petition filed yesterday with the city
clerk. The petition is signed by
owners of a majority of the property
in the two blocks.
Names on the petition are those
of Roy C. Smith A. B. Leeds O. J.
Hallowell O. K. Botts J. R. Nugent
L. E. Nigh M. C. Butler J. R. Har-
gis H. E. White F. R. Linton J. W.
Owsley J. L. Burtschi H. E. Painter
and A. L. Halton.
The ' petition will be referred to
the city council tonight Mayor Coff-
man said this morning. The regular
semi-monthly meeting of the city dads
is booked for this evening.
Ga. Negro Lynched
Assault On Woman
(By The United Pre.) r
Randersville. Ga.. Sont. 28. Jim
Johnson colored charged with as
sault was today lynched between
here and Wrightsvllle whore he was
being taken for trial.
Johnson was charged with assault
on a white woman.
The automobile in which the offi
cers were taking the prisoner to the
county seat was stopped Dy a mob
n flftv. The officers were disarmed.
The negro was then taken to a
bridge and hanged.
It was reported that he confessed
the crime before he died ..
NEW BUSINESS LAUNCHED.
riiiliidelphlii Sept. 2S.-A fairly
lucrative business unit sprung up
here prohibition officials say. Tic-
lures ctf dry officers aro being sold
nt $5 a ropy to bartender so they
will know who not lo sell a drink
OfJ ERIE SETTLED
Company Announces Agreement la
Reached with Employee and Men
Will Return to Work; Balti-
more Plan Basis.
(Ily Tlw I'niM frrm.)
YouiiRstown. 0. Sept. 2S. The
strlko of tho Hrlo railroad shopmen
was settled hero today.
The agreement was reached fol-
lowing a two days conference of
strlko leaders and company offlclal.i
here. Tho company today issued
tho following notice:
"At a conference at Yonngstown
a plan was agreed to whereby all
Erin shop employes that bavj been
on Htrike since July 1 will rennm !
work upon conditions satlsfn' tory
to both parties"
It wag understood thut tho Haiti-
moro agreement with certain modi-
fications regarding seniority rights
demanded by the shopmen ai the
basis of settlement.
Hall officials said that operations
In all their shops would be normal
by the first of next week.
Leaders of the striking shopmen
In Youngstown professed Ignorance
of tho settlement as announced by
ASKS POLICE TO
HELP FIND BOY
Arch Farrell" nine-year-old boy
wandered iaway from his homo threo
miles north of town yesterday ' the
lather reported to tho pollco de-
Immediately after the pollco de-
partment was notified a search for
the lad was begun hero. Tho town
was scoured Into yesterduy after-
noon and last night but no trace of
the missing child could bo found.
KAb far as the pollco department
could learn tho child hud not been
found nt 12:00 o'clock today.
T. W. Foreman undersherlff re-
ported that a lost child was found
northwest of town last night.
Whether this was the missing Arch
Farrell could not bo learned here
today. Mr Foreman did not get
tho name of tho boy.
Attempts to get into communica
tion w'th the Farrell boy's parents
this moining was futile. Pollco did
not know the father's first name or
initials. ' V
"Wo have a dozen children but
not one to lose" the father told Ben
Phillips chief of police.
FOR ROLL CALL
Determined to perfect a real or
ganlation to carry out tho plana
of the undertaking T. T. Montgom
ery director of tha sixth annual
Red Cross Roll Call In Grady coun-
ty and officials of the county chap-
ter have begun organization Tvork.
The Roll Call director and chapter
pftlcials today are completing a
tour of the towns in tho county
making preliminary arrangements
for the drive. They are visiting
Verden today completing tba tour.
Rush Springs and Ninnekah were
visited yesterday; Poccaset and
Minco Tuesday and Amber and
Miss Edith Miller -epresontative
of the southwestern division with
headquarters In St. Louis is here
assisting in the making of the pre-
liminary arrangements. Miss Miller
accompanied the director . and tiie
chapter officials on their tour of
Active chairmen will " be appointed
in each "of the several towns in tho
county Mr. Montgomery . hns an-
nounced. A list of these appoint-
ments will be made witi.n the
next few days he said.
The Red Cross Roll Call opens
November 11 Armistice Day and
closes November 30 Thanksgiving
Day." During this period an earnest
endeavor to secure the renewal of
all membership of the chapter end
secure a large number of new oi.e:.
fl KEIL TO
Answer to Ultimatum Regarded aa
Almost Open Defiance; British
Sea Gravity of Situation But '
MORE TURKS POURING
INTO NEUTRAL ZONE
Latest Move Looked on aa Menace to
Constantinople; Harlngton Sends
Troops South; Fear Attack -On
With George II sitting on thu
throne of Greece following the al
dUatlon of his father Constantino
tho threp revolutionary generals wbn
aro In reality running the Greek
government prepared to march th
revolutionary army Into Throe l
prevent a Turkish occupation. '
Tho Greek fleet In the Sou of
Marmora la to lend aid Id thU
King Ceorgo' was sworn In yes-
terday. The situation brought about by
tho Turkish invasion of tho neutral
zone of tho Dardanelles against th
expressed commands of tho ullie
was moro acute. The Kemaliatu
were reported mussing their troops
In tho Chanuk area and concentrat-
ing at Ismld key to Constantinople.
In case the Kumalists advance on
Constantinople It wos reliably stated
that tho allies to prevent bloodshed
plan to evacuate.
This situation engaged tho British
cabinet which met to consider Ko.
mal's reply to tho ultimatum thut
ho evacuate tho noutral aone with-
in 48 hours. Ono high British of-
ficial Htatcd that tho odds agaiiitit
war were only "soveti to six" uutl
another characterized the Kenuil
note which stated that the Turks
did not recognize' the existence of
a neutral aone at "impertinent."
From Paris camo reports that .'
King Goorgo plans to go to Bel
grado to request tho aid of Sorbin
against tho Turks in Thrace. This
is viewed to mean that the Bulkans
may becomo embroilod In tho Turk.
Ish-Greek war. ' ' i
Ily LLOYD ALLEN.
(United Press Staff Correspondent.)
London Sept. 28. The British
cabinet faced with tho almost open
defiance of Muslaplia Komal to tho
allied ultimatum that th'j Turks
evacuate the neutral zone met to-
day with Lloyd George nt 10 Down-
"Tho odds aro on:y seven to six
against war" one high official de-
clared to tho United Tress as the
Tho British cabinet after a dis
cussion of the Komalist' note ad-
journed until 4 p. m.
The cabinet met for two bourn
this afternoon awaiting nows from
the Near East. The only fresh in
formation received was ti.it Kemal
was continuing to send mips Into
the neutral zone in the vicinity of
Chanak and Ismid.
The cabinet then adjourned until
It was evident Judging from in
terviews with high officials . after
the meeting that close examination
of the noto demonstrated to tho
British the gravity of the situation.
One official described tho noto aa
Hope was expressed that Kemal
would respond to General Harring-
ton's invitation to a conference.-
The cabinet was called to consid
er the reply of Kemal to Sir Charles
Harington commander in chief of
the British forces in ' the Darda-
nelles. Kemal evaded the questions askedl
in the 48 hour ultimatum of the
Don't . Know Neutral Zone.
Stating " that the Turks are not
officially cognizant of the existence
of a neutral zone Kemal added that
he was desirous of avoiding un-
pleasant incidents 1 as were the
The Turks are viewed here asj
growing bolder in voicing their ob-
jections to the proposed Near East-
ern peace plans which provide for"
the return of Thrace as far as the
Maritza river to the Turks and stip-
ulate that the Kemalists must not;
invade the neutral zone. ;
Grave fears were expressed bs
officials that the abdication of King
Constantino of Greece who was
forcod from tho throne by generals
who are determined to occupy
Thrace and defend it against tha
Turks would only serve to compli
It was considered that this movq
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