The May Bugle (May, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 29, 1923 Page: 2 of 8
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THE MAY 1WC.LE, MAY, OKLAHOMA
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CLOSING IN ON
The Revenue Agents Afloat and
Ashore Make Booze Run-
ners’ Lives Miserable.
DAVID N. MOSESSOHN
FLEET OFF EASTERN COAST
Vessels Said to Be Waiting
Chance to Land Their
Cargoes of Liquors.
Highlands. N. J.-With two United
States customs boats lying In wait o
shore and numerous prohibition agents
circulating on the land, operators of
the Highlands rum fleet have beguq
to wonder whether the hazards of
their profession have not increased
beyond the profit point.
The fleet, now numbering sixteen
vessels, had a poor run of business
because of strong southerly winds
that held New Jersey and Long Island
bottle fishermen inshore. To add to
this disappointment, there was the ap-
parently increasing activity of prohi-
bition enforcement authorities.
“Dry” Army Is Re-Enforced.
Additional forces of prohibition
agents have been dispatched to Long
Island and New Jersey Coast points in
an effort to stem the tide of liquor
being smuggled into the country from
the feets outside the 3-mile limit.
R. Q. Merrick, zone chief, said al-
though without first hand information
of the existence and operation of rum
fleets off the coast, he did not care
The Associated Dress Industries of
America, representing the largest dress
manufacturing concerns, have chosen
David N. Mosessohn a lawyer and ex-
ecutive director of the organization,
for the post of “dictator of the dress
industry" with plenary powers. Hs
will be paid about $50,000 a year._
SEElARM labor scarcity
High Wages Paid by Industries Has
Tendency to Keep Workers in
City, Says Director.
Kansas City.—"The demands for
farm labor this year will far exceed
the supply, if advance indications are
fleets off the coast, he mu not to be tokenj jfeW director oMha
to deny that liquor was being 8m S'I United States farm labor bureau here,
‘•\Ve are working on information 1
JOHN DICKINSON SHERMAN
ASTKlt I>ay and All
Fools' lhiy both fall
on April 1 this year.
This Is bound to Imp-
pen every now and
then because of the
fact that All Fools*
l>ay always falls oil
April 1. while Faster
bobs around on the
calendar anywhere be-
tween March 22 and April —
At first the Christian Faster syn-
chronized exactly with the Jewish
Vaasover. This was rejected In the
Western Church on the ground that
the resurrection took place on the
tirst day of the week after the Pass-
over and should therefore he com-
memorated on Sunday. After much
controversy the particular Sunday was
definitely fixed In the Sixth century
to be the Sunday between the fifteenth
and twenty first days of the moon In
giving and Christmas, for Instance,
create so great a demand for turkeys
that thousands of people In turkey
states like Texas and Missouri aud
Kansas bend nil tbelr energies to have
their turkeys ready for the market at
the psychological moment.
And when everybody wants turkey
the general public eats less meat.
Hence the butchers and market men
have to keep a watchful eye open.
•Now, as everyone knows. Faster Is
preceded by the Lenten season of 40
days. Luring Lent the American
people eat less meat than usual and
more fish and oysters and more eggs.
So It makes a lot of difference to a
lot of producers whether Lent begins
In February or In March.
Then there’s the climax of the de-
mand for eggs at Faster. Resides, the , ....... —
demand for baby chicks Is so great at peoples
j Faster for advertising, display and
gift purposes that many Incubators
the country over have to set their
•i». «»• -< ,|k; IP? tJ"h T.r'm,
\oultulne which wore Introduced in | Ins. patriotism or pra>11\ art
? ; Followed another century in the busy marts of the country. And
controversy. Then the matter of 1 one of the most far-reaching in inrtu
the date of Faster was finally dis-
posed of at the synod held at Whitby.
Fngland. In l«V>4. After this date the
clergy of the Rrltlsh Isles conformed
to the general practice of the West-
So now both Protestant and Roman
Catholic churches observe Faster on
the first Sunday after the full moon
on or next after March 21. Thus
Faster cannot fall earlier than March
22 or later than April 2A
Faster seldom comes as early as
March 22. In fact it was away back !
In ISIS, more than a century ago. that j
Faster last fell on this early date i
The nearest approach was March 23 (
tn 1S.V? and URJL Between now and
VAN* Its earliest date will be March
24 In UNO.
Thus Faster may fall more than a
whole month latter some years than
other years. For example. It fell on
April 2.\ the latest »*vssible date. In
lss»V It will fall on the same date In
UH3. It fell on April 24 in ISfi* and
April 2S tn UW and lfild.
Faster an ! All l\x>h' I*sv teitT oc-
casionally fall cn the sam e date They
coincide In the century 1S.» V.Vs\ hut
- v cs — INVv 1ST' •. .' :.-d
-Well. «hat of IT? What difference
doc* It make whether Eta stem falls
earty or late—fall* e* March 22 or
A« a matter of fact many of oar
A merlon n holiday* haTe a ns t low
w Kle Influence In many way*. Than**
eiuv Is Faster, with Its month-long
variation In dates.
Faster Is the principal festival of
the Christian church, commemorating
the resurrection of Jesus Christ from
Nevertheless, Faster has an orlg.n
far antedating the resurrection of
Christ —one that goes back to the
(Mrijr dwys of nu\iu
Raster's original sl*niflcHnc* was
the celebration at or near the vernal
equinox of the beginning of a new
i v0,ir it celebrated the end of wln-
l ior and the approach of soring—the
I coming of light and heat—and life.
\t Rome the sacred fire in the tem-
ple of the Vestal Virgins was kindled
anew on March 1. which was the be- i
ginning of the new. year. A c-orre- j
spending ceremony Is still common in
various parts of YNjrope. Bonfires are
lighted from a flame originated by
the priest s on Faster eve. These
s-es are kindled every year on the
seme hill, which usually Is given the
name of "Faster Mountain." The sig-
nificance Is this: As far as the light
ef the bonfire reaches the fk'Uls will
he fntHful and the houses safe from
Are and disease. As the (lame die
down. in*®. women nnd children leap
through them as a protection against
When Christianity caiue to the
, front it adopted the pagan holiday of
Faster. It explained that the extinc-
tion of the o<d->ear fires on Faster
vary and of the grave. The lighting
of the new fires symbolized the resur-
It seems incongruous. at first
thought, that Faster—the principal
festival of the Christian church—and
All Fools' Lay—n day of practical
'jokes and horseplay—should fall on
the same day—and on Sunday at that.
On second thought, however, there
is nothing Incongruous about it, ex-
cepting the fact that All Fools' Day
should fall on Sunday—nnd that Is the
fault of our fearful nnd wonderful
calendar. ^ . .
Roth Faster and All Fools Pay bad
their origin, away back In the begin-
nings of the race, in delight at the
approach of spring. It uAy be easily
understood that the winter was a
hard season for many o' the primeval
nn.I that the Increasing
warmth of the sun and the springing
of vegetable life meant literally
a renewal of life. So the vernal
equinox celebration of primeval peo-
ples was largely expressed in actions
of exuberant Joy.
Fven after the coming of Christian-
ity Faster was celebrated with games,
songs dances and dramatic shows. In
the Middle Ages It was the custom at
Faster for the people to listen to
amusing tales from the pulpits of the
churches. Special cakes were baked—
our modern equivalents are hot-cross j
buns and slmnel cakes. Brightly-
I painted eggs were presented to friends.
So there was originally little dlf-
| ference in the celebration of the two
i days- In fact, the modern celebration
* of' All Fools’ Day Is probably a sur- i
| vtval of the less serious features of
■ Faster day.
Anvwav. Ail Fool’s Da. Is apparent-
ly Just as old as Faster. The Scotch
] call the victim of an All Fools Day
Joke a “gowk" or “cuckoo." The
French name for him Is ’*un pdsson
I d'Avrir—April fish. The Romans cel-
ebrated the Feast of Foots on Febru-
taken from newspapers,” Mr. Merrick
He referred to the Associated Tress
dispatches of renewed activity among
bottle fishermen on the New Jersey
Coast and articles sent from Long
Island and Connecticut Coast towns
by staff correspondents of New York
papers, telling of wholesale running
from the Ambrose channel fleet, and
another standing off Block Island, off
the point of Long Island.
A Rum Smuggling Syndicate.
It is reported a syndicate of wealthy
men is conducting the rum smuggling
operations in towns along the tip of
Long Island. A member of the syndi-
cate is reported to he in England dick-
He is busy these days placing the
farm laborer who is looking for a job
in touch with the farmer who needs
Industries are paying wages whicn
the farmer cannot meet and hence
there may be a scarcity of farm help.
.“The demand for spring labor began
about two weeks ago and, although it
has not vet become strong, it is due
to reach its peak almost any time now
if weather conditions are favorable,
said Mr. Tucker. “Farmers are begin-
ning to take on their spring hands,
even though the hands may not be
needed for a few weeks, because the
wise farmers are afraid they may not
be able to secure help a little later.
“The farm labor bureau, which is
ering for the shipment of ten thousand I gerated in f^^^Sned only
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all other places having been filled sev-
eral weeks ago. Caretakers of these
summer homes are making a business
of storing the liquor for 35 ednts a
case, it was said.
MARK FOES OF IRISH REBELS
Papers Recently Captured Disclose a
Widespread Assassination Plot
Against Free State Officials.
Dublin —A national plot for assassi-
nation reprisals by Republican irreg-
ulars if the Free State continues to
put to death rebel prisoners has been
revealed by a document captured by
Free State troops, it was learned
h Detailed plans for assassination and
incendiarism were contained in the
paper Homes of many Free State of-
ficials. both high and low, were or-;
The document give3 fourteen
classes of “enemies’’ to be shot by
Republicans on sight. They include
members of the dail Elreann. mem-1
hers of the senate, army officers.
1 Judges, state solicitors, detectives and
secret service agents, members of fir-
ing squads, publishers hostile to the
Republican movement and newspaper
The houses of all persons assassi-
nated were to be destroyed.
A FRENCH TRAIN “DERAILED
One Soldier Killed and Six Injured by
Latest Act of Sabotage in
the Ruhr District
More than 110 men have been sent
out from the local office to farmers
in the surrounding territory since
March 1, according to Mr. Tucker. Ho
declared that he now had calls from
Iowa for fifty farm hands, and for the
same number from Nebraska.
“The imminent shortage in farm la-
bor will not be due to a general short-
age of labor over, the country, but
that it will come as a result of the in-
ability of the farmer to compete with
the wage scale of o.her industries.”
said Mr. Tucker.
T e pointed out that the railroads,
the road construction contractors, and
the building contractors throughout
the country could afford to pay more
money man the farmer was able to
FEVER GIRL REALLY ILL NOW
Excitement of Hoax She Played on
Doctors Too Much for Escan-
aba, Mich., Girl.
symbolized the darkness of Cab
ary IT. The Hindus have their Hull | thr4W
festival on March SI.
So it is Ukely that the popular cele-
bration tn ttds country of “April Fool
Lav” is the survival of pagan
festival of the ancient world largely
devoted to horse play and the playing
of jokes in sheer exuberance of spirit
because of the coming of spring.
The picture* show three phases of
the celebration of April 1. 19T Due
shows a crowd of worshipers go.eg
I nto SL Thomas’ church on Fifth ave-
I Ht New York city. Another show*
a survival of prehlatortc days-the
egg oU.ug on the White House lawn
by children on Easter Monday. The
third suggests the pranks of AU Fools
Dusseldorf —Ont French soldier
was killed and three soldiers and
railroad m^n injured
when a French troop train was wreck-
ed near Treves, in the Rhineland, as
the result of sabotage.
train was diverted from the
main line by a switch being thrown,
and crashed into a freight tram.
Another case of violence wes the
dvuamiting of the rairoad bridge over
the Kalkutn River, between Duisburg
and Duesseldorf. The French patrol
guarding the bridge was fired upon
by the perpetrators, but none of its
members sras injured.
Near Coblenz, three miles of tele-
phone nd telegra:h cable which in
eluded fourteen important military
wires were cut anu destroyed.
Escanaba. .Mich.—No longer known
as the girl who lived despite the high-
est temperature reported in medical
history, hut, Instead, as the young
woman who perpetrated one of pathol-
ogy’s greatest hoaxes. Miss Evelyn
Lyons was reported actually in a criti-
cal condition now.
For twenty-two days the recipient
of telegrams, letters and postal cards,
while her fever was reported from 111
degrees upward. Miss Lyons was said
to have found the excitement and the
subsequent exposure too much for her.
As a consequence, she was reported
hysterical, with an actual temparature
of 104, and a possibility that death
might follow her protracted- faking.
—The federal farm loan board, tak- I
ing another step toward starting the I
machinery of the new intermediate I
farm credits system, has granted chaf'mj
ters under the agricultural credits act J
to the federal land banks in Columbia,!
South Carolina, St. Louts and Baltl-!
—A new oil field in Seminole toun-1
ty. Ok., miles and ratios In advance el!
production, apparently has been open-|
ed by R H. Smith tn his wildcat test
on the Caroline farm In section 33-
g-S, near We wok a.
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