The May Bugle (May, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 16, 1923 Page: 2 of 8
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THE MAY BUGLE, MAY, OKLAHOMA
IS HARD AT WORK
President Coolidge Gives First
Attention to Problems Af-
fecting This Country.
DUKE OF ORLEANS
STRESSES THE BUDGET PLAN
He Also Finds Time to Discuss
Labor and Immigration With an
American Federation Official.
first will dig into domestic problems,(
but meanwhile he cautiously but
surely feels his way to a program on
foreign relations, especially the im-
mediate course he is to pursue on the
Mr. Coolidge is known to incline
more to co-operation in Europe than
did even the late President Harding.
Hut lie feels that first emphasis
should be put on home matters, and
he wants to know just where he is
tfoing or will wind up on his foreign I F|pit congregational Edifice Crowded
Louis Philip Robert, duke of Or-
leans, is the man the French royalists
wish to place on the throne as Philip
VIII. He lives in Belgium.
GOOLIOGES ATTEND CHURCH
Coolidge Wants Economy.
The new chief executive lias al
ready cleared the air us far as one
domestic problem was concerned—
that of his views on governmental
When Official Party Arrived—
Pastor’s Sermon Was Brief.
Washington. —President Coolidge
went to church Sunday, as he has
economy. There was no announce- j done regularly since he was a farm
ment from him. He said nothing boy in Vermont. But this time he
about it. But among the score and
more visitors who filed down the
hotel hallway, past door after door
of clicking typewriters—to the suite
occupied by President Coolidge, was
General Lord, director of the budget.
He told the budget chief he didn't
want him to submit ids resignation
attended for the first time as chief
executive of the United States.
The occasion was significant and
impressive—and surrounded with a
certain sadness, as another Presi-
dent's passing was remembered.
A crowd of people gathered outside
of the New Willard hotel to watch
as that would only entail his refusing j President Coolidge and his wife, and
it. More than that he wanted the
budget director to know that he, Cal-
vin Coolidge, was just as much in-
terested in governmental economy as
his predecessor, and that the budget
bureau would have his unfailing
backing in trimming down expendi-
Discusses Labor Matters.
When Samuel Gompers, president
of tlie American Federation or Labor,
called to pay his respects lie men-
tioned that some time in the future
he wanted opportunity to talk over
certain problems in which labor was
‘ When?” came the reply. Mr. Gom-
pers explained he was going away
their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Frank W.
Stearns, step into the White House
car which carried them to the First
The secret service men, who follow-
ed, created an official atmosphere for
bystanders who have not yet fully
realized the elevation of the unassum-
ing vice president.
Pastor Is Amherst Alumnus.
The sermon was delivered hv the
Rev. Ur. Jason Noble Pierce, the pas-
tor, formerly of Dorchester, Mass.,
a graduate and trustee of Amherst
College, of which the President is a
graduate. Ilis theme was “Love Is
ft was a brief sermon, woven into
“FOUR YEARS LONG ENOUGH"
Senator Cummins of Iowa Advocates
Constitutional Amendment Limit-
ing the Term of Presidents.
Chicago.—A federal amendment, lim-
iting future Presidents to one term,
was advocated here by Senator Albert
B. Cummins, Republican of Iowa, pres-
ident pro tempore of the United
‘‘Of course President Harding would
have been renominated had ho lived,”
Senator Cummins said, “but 1 always
have believed one term is enough. The
great responsibilities and t lie tremend-
ous strain of the office are more than
nny man can stand. The President of
the United States is required to exert
himself almost beyond the bounds of
human limitations. His cares and wor-
ries break him down. Human frail
ties are too great to stand the strain
which the presidency places on a man.
We should limit the President to one
COOLIDGE FACES PROBLEMS
Despite His Desire for Delay, Political
Matters Are Being Thrust Upon
the New President.
Washington.—Despite the announce-
ment of President Coolidge that mat-
ters of administration policy would
not be decided until after the late
President Harding's funeral, the na-
tion’s new chief executive has already
been confronted with u series of po-
Besides the senators and cabinet
members due to visit him hour after
hour, the President also had a confer-
ence scheduled with John R. Adams,
chairman of the Republican uatioiml
A LAST TRIBUTE
State Funeral of Late President
Harding at Capital Marked
by Solemn Simplicity.
VAST THRONG VIEWS PARADE
Funeral Train Met at Station by
President Coolidge and Other
High Government Officials.
early this week for several weeks ! tho communion service, but in it Dr.
and some time in the future would j ]Merce referred with sorrow to the
d°- train bearing Mr. Harding’s body to
Come Monday, was the newijjle cflpjt0] nll,i declared that while a
Presidents suggestion. And that. ft,w |ui|,rs ago there might have been
was why Mr. Gompers was back dis- l ome men n,ady to criticize any chief
cussing immigration and the situa- magistrate, the heart of America now
tion of labor.
And with a jMissible coal strike
hovering, that was why John Hays
Hammond chairman of tho coal com-
mittee, also called to give the new’
President a view of things. As soon
ns tlie funeral is over lie will have
more than a view.
was filled with love, sympthizing with
Mrs. Harding in her hour of sorrow.
Awaited Coolidges’ Departure.
Tlie only direct reference made by
Dr. Pierce to tlie presence of Mr.
Coolidge was at tlie close of the ser-
vice, when ho requested members of
tlie congregation to remain in their
pews until after the presidential party
had left the church. The President and
Mrs. Coolidge occupied a pew former-
ly occupied by former Senator Mur-
ry Clirane of Massacliuetts.
MAY RESIGN FROM CABINET
Attorney General Harry M. Daugh-
erty Expected to be First of
Coolidge Advisers to Quit.
Washington.—Atty. Gen. Harry M.
Daugherty will be the first of Presi-
dent Harding's cabinet members to
resign from the Coolidge cabinet,
j close friends of Daugherty on the fu-
' neral train indicated recently.
I All members of the cabinet will, of
[ course, tender resignations, but will
! be asked to remain. Daugherty,
with tile others, will do so. but lie at-
torney general's stay in tlie cabinet
| will he brief. He is hard hit by Mr.
; Harding's death, as they were un-
usually close friends. Daugherty’s
health is poor, and now that his
I friend is gone lie will step out. He
feels he lias given enough of himself
and has the justice department or-
ganized so well that it could func-
I tion without its titular head for an iu-
' definite period if necessary, lie says.
Washington.—The national capital,
In sorrow and mourning symbolic of
that of the nation, went forward with
preparations tb receive and pay a last
tribute to the dead president.
A state funeral marked by a solemn
dignity and simplicity was arranged
for by President Coolidge and other
higli officers of the government, who
devoted themselves untiringly to prep-
aration of ceremonies that fittingly
expressed the grief and reverence of
the American people.
President Coolidge, Chief Justice
Taft, members of the cabinet and of
congress and others high in govern-
ment counsels participated in the cere-
monies. At the suggestion of MY.
Coolidge, Woodrow Wilson was in-
vited to take part, but after a confer-
ence between Lieutenant Colonel
Sherrill, aide to the chief executive,
and Rear Admiral Grayson, Mr. Wil-
son’s physician, it was announced that
because of the condition of his healtli
tlie former president regretted he will
be unable to participate.
Coolidge Meets Train.
Upon its arrival here from San
Francisco, the funeral train was met
by Mr. Coolidge and other ranking of-
ficials, who accompanied the body to
the White House behind the escort of
a squadron of cavalry and a battalion
of field artillery. It then lay in the
East room until the next day.
The body was then escorted to the
capitol and placed in tlie rotunda.
After funeral services there it lay in
state until 6 o’clock, and an hour later
started on the last journey to Marion,
where it will find a resting place In
the soil of Ohio.
The Masonic orders of which Mr.
Harding was a member were repre-
sented by 150 Knights Templar and
representatives of the grand lodge,
and there also were small groups from
other fraternal organizations.
As the funeral cortege moved from
the White House, 10,000 Washington
school children laid down a carpet of
flowers for the caisson bearing Hie
casket, and a children’s chorus, re-
cruited from tlie city's playgrounds,
sang the favorite hymns of Mr. Hard-
Pennsylvania avenue was roped off
from the White House to the capitol
and cleared of all traffic. Cordons of
police lined the broad thoroughfare,
where it is estimated that more than
100,000 persons gathered to view the
Public Views Body.
After the simple services In the ro-
tunda had been concluded, the pub-
lic were admitted for a last view of
the dead. They marched in from the
east entrance four abreast, but, reach-
ing the bier, tlie line separated, pass-
ing two abreast to either side. There
was a guard of honor at the casket
and the lines were kept in continuous
When the doors had been closed the
body was taken to the Union Station
with a military escort and placed
aboard the train. President Coolidge
and many other government officers
accompanied it to Marion.
—Four men recently bound, gagged
and knocked unconscious tlie express
messenger on tlie Big Four train
which left Peoria at 8:30 o’clock and
robbed tho safe of five sealed pack-
ages and railroad remittances des-
tined for Indianapolis.
- The first woman corporation court
judge in Houston, Texas, Mrs. Hor-
tense Ward, in her first day of court
started war on automobile speeders
by fining fifty violators an average of
$15 each, she promised much heavier
flues for second offenses.
TURKISH PACT STILL IN AIR
Instead of Signing Ismet Pasha Offers
New Formula to the Ameri-
WEEKLY MARKET REPORTS
Quotations of Prices cf Farm Products
From Various Centers Gathered
by the Federal Bureau.
The following report Js dlstrlb- :
uU*d by tlie Bureau of Markets of :
tlie United States Department of
: the United States Department of :
: Agriculture and is compiled from :
: telegraphic reports from all sections :
: of the country. S
Washington, D C.—For the week end-
ing August 6, 1923.
Wheat averaged slightly higher on the
Gth but held at narrow range and closed
same as Saturday. Country offerings
light. Export demand small. Coin
averaged lower with beneficial rains re-
ported from largest producing states.
Visible supply of wheat 36,693,000 hush
els compared with 22,433,000 bushels
same date last year. Visible supply of
com 2,373,000 bushels compared with 13,-
653,000 bushels same date last year.
Closing prices in Chicago cash market:
No. 2 red winter wheat, 98c; No. 2 hard
winter wheat, 98c; No. 2 mixed corn,
K6c; No. 2 yellow corn, 87c; No. 3 white
oats, 38c. Average farm prices: No. 2
mixed corn in central Iowa, 74c. Clos-
ing future prices: Chicago Sept, wheat,
OGA^r; Chicago Sept, corn, 76%c; Minne-
apolis Sept, wheat, $1.057*; Kansas City
Sept, wheat, 91 M>c.
Live Stock and Meats.
Chicago hog prices ranged from 5c to
35c higher for the week. Beef steers
from 10c to 65c«higher; butcher heifers,
15c to 50c higher; feeder steers, 15c to
$1.00 higher. Fat lambs steady to 25c
higher. August 6 Chicago prices: Hogs,
top, $8.00; hulk of sales, $6.45$! 7.90; me-
dium and good beef steers, $8.35$? 11.35;
butcher cows and heifers, $3.50^10.50;
feeder steers, $1.15(7/8.15; light and me-
dium weight veal calves, $8.50® 12.00; fat
lambs, $10.25$i 12.75; yearlings, $7.50®
10.75; fnt ewes, $3.50(7/7.50; feeding
lambs. $10.25(& 12.50. Stocker and feed-
er shipments from 12 important markets
during the week ending July 27, 1923,
were: Cattle and calves, 48,944; hogs,
5,844; sheep, 27,313. In eastern whole-
sale fresh meat markets, beef $1 lower
to 50c higher; veal, $1.00 lower to $1.00
higher; lamb. $1.00 to $2.00 higher; mut-
ton, $1.00 to $3.00 higher; pork loins.
$1.50 lower to $3.00 higher. August 6
prices good grade meats: Beef. $16.50®
19.50; veal, $15tf/19; lamb, $23$/ 26; mut-
ton, $17.00(7/18,50; pork loins, light, $17
$/10, heavy, $10® 14.
Hay prices in eastern markets 50c to
$1 higher because of light receipts, l^irge
part of arrivals of only fair quality but
all hay was being taken at firmer juices
in most markets. Quoted August 4: No.
1 timothy, Boston $26.50, New York
$28.50. Philadelphia $25, Pittsburgh $24,
Atlanta $25.50; Savannah and Jackson-
ville $25. Cincinnati $20.25, Chicago $22,
St. Ixniis $19.
Wheat feed offerings light. Demand
most feeds only fair and receipts and
transit offerings quite sufficient to till
all inquiries. Hominy and gluten feed
quoted higher because of strength in
cash corn. Quoted August 4: Minneapo-
lis bran, $19.50; middlings. $23 50; flour
middlings, $21.50; red dog. $31; white
hominy feed, St. Douis $32, Chicago
$32.50; 32 per cent linseed meal, Minne-
apolis $12, Buffalo $42; 36 per cent cot-
tonseed meal, Memphis $36.50, Atlanta
$37; gluten feed, Chicago $39.15.
WILL STOP THE 12-HOUR DAY
Directors Decide to Eliminate Ob-
jectionable Shift—Mill Workers
Take Slight Cut in Wages.
New York.—Elimination of the 12-
hour day in the steel industry will be-
gin immediately and wages of em-
ployees whose hours are reduced
from twelve to eight hours will be so
adjusted as to afford earning equiva-
lent to a 25 per cent increase in
hourly and base rates, directors of
the American Iron and Steel insti-
tute have decided.
Elbert H. Gary, president of tlie
institute and chairman of the U. S.
Steel Corporation, in making the for-
mal announcement at the conclusion
of the conferences, said the change
would become effective as rapidly
as the supply of labor would permit.
He said it was impossible to say
when the changes would be com-
pleted, but declared there would he
no unnecessary delay.
It is estimated that the shorter
working day will necessitate the em-
ployment of between GO,000 and 65,-
000 additional laborers and will add
approximately 45 million dollars to
the annual payroll of the industry.
THE EXCHANGES ADJOURNED
Death of President Harding Caused
a Suspension of Trading in
Stocks and Grain.
Lausanne.—The Turks refused to
play their part in tlie signature of
the Turco--American treaty, and, in-
stead, Ismet Pasha brought to Joseph
C. Grew, head of tlie American ne-
gotiators, a new formula for the
American claims, which probably will
have to lie submitted to Washington.
The Turks seem to have adopted
the same policy toward the Ameri-
cans that they did toward the allies,
forcing a concession here and there
by patiently playing on the other
party's desire to wind up the long
Ismet informed Mr. Grew that he
was very sorry, but after mature de-
liberations he and liis government
had decided that they could not ac-
cept the provisional text on the
claims of American citizens for dam-1
ages, because it was felt that this did
not adequately protect Turkish in-
New York.—Because of the sudden
death of President Harding tlie prin-
cipal trading exchanges suspended
operations for a day.
Tlie governors of tlie New York
stock exchange met before tlie hour
for opening business and passed this
“Sorrowing with the nation in the
death of our beloved and honored
chief magistrate, President Warren
Gamaliel Harding, and as an expres-
sion of our profound grief, be it re-
solved that tlie New York stock ex-
change be closed for one day, anil,
upon tlie day of tlie funeral.”
The consolidated stock exchange,
the cotton exchange and the sugar
and coffee exchange in New York
All the principal grain exchanges
of the country remained closed, out
of respect for the President.
Boat Captizes, Two Drown at Decatur.
Decatur, 111.—A man and woman
drowned in Lake Decatur the other
night when their boat capsized two
hundred feet from the shore near the
After being closed a year, the Guth-
rie municipal bath house has been
opened partly. J. It. Scarden of the
lone hotel has opened the swimming
Pointing out that the operation of
the Fairland flour mill has been at a
loss, tlie management has had the ma-
chinery removed and shipped to
Pierce City, Mo.
Twelve thousands bales from 35,000
Oklahoma county acres, representing
a tentative value of $1,520,000—that
is the 1923 proof of King Cotton’s
superiority, according to C. It. Do-
nart, county farm agent.
Reports from several sections in
Cherokee county are that the boll
weevil lias ceased depredations. For
a while it was feared that the entire
cotton crop would be seriously dam-
aged. but now a fair yield is pre-
Plans for rebuilding the Cimarron
river bridge at Guthrie which was de-
stroyed at the time the Santa Fe
railroad bridge nearby was burned
when an oil train was wrecked on it,
are being made by county commis-
An active campaign will be waged
against physicians of the state who
use their profession as a means to sell
narcotics, according to an announce-
ment made by the state board of med-
ical examiners, which met at the state
Work began recently on grading a
new road between Vinita and Big
Cabin. It has been designated as a
state highway. It will be known as
the Jefferson highway and will form
an important artery for traffic in this
section of the state.
Judge William R. Lawrence, 63
years old, former federal judge of this
district, died at Okmulgee recently.
He served as federal judge from April
18, 1904, to statehood, November 16,
1907. He was a native of Blooming
ton, Ind. Burial will be in the na-
tional cemetery at Fort Gibson.
The abrogation of the shirt-factory
contract at McAlester penitentiary,
due to tlie “need of prison labor on
state and county roads,” and a change
from an oil or natural £as to a coal
basis by all state institutions, marked
two sweeping changes in state policy
announced by Governor Walton.
Consolidation of the department of
the chief clerk and that of t lie assist-
ant superintendent and the dismissal
of Paul Cobb, chief clerk, was announ-
ced by Shade Wallen, superintendent
ol the Five Civilized Tribes, who said
he acted on orders from tlie commis-
sioner of Indian affairs at Washing-
B. H. Markham, adjutant-general of
Oklahoma and brigadier-general of the
45th Division of the national guard,
left Oklahoma City to visit national
guard encampments in Texas. Mark-
ham is tlie guest of Col. Paul Wolf,
regular army officer in charge of na-
tional guard affairs of the eighth
corps area, and will visit Camp Mabry
at Austin and Camp Stanley at San
As heat records were broken In all
sections of the state recently, word
came from J. A. Whitehurst, president
of the state board of agriculture that
the Oklahoma corn crop has been vir-
tually destroyed by the continued hot
weather. Thermometers pushed to
new heights in nearly a score of cities
while Muskogee and Okeene in oppo-
site sides of the state divided high
honors both reporting 111 degrees,
and Tulsa with 110 broke all existing
records of the weather bureau.
Summer school commencement ex-
ercises of (lie University of Oklahoma
were Held recently when degrees were
awarded to 134 students by Dean J.
S. Buchanan, acting president of the
university. The number receiving de-
grees originally was announced at 114
but twenty additional students quali-
fied through correspondence work and
receipt of ciedits from other schools,
tlie assistant registrar announced.
The degrees embrace bachelor of arts,
bachelor of science, master of arts,
master of science and pharmacy ceut-
A warning forecasting the approach
of the cotton leaf worm from the
south was issued to farmers of south-
eastern Oklahoma by C. E. Sanborn,
entomologist of Oklahoma A, & M.’
college. Unless tlie pest is immed-
iately controlled the result of the In-
festation will be disastrous. Profes-
sor Sanborn recommended the use of
an arsenical in dust form, specifying
calcium arsenate powder as a good
one for checking the leaf worm. if
the farmer delays his attack the pest
will get beyond control and will con-
tinue on its trip northward
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