Newspaper Page Text
OrrTR. Historic-it) Society.
Chickasha Daily Expr You will find all the local news every day in The Daily Express. All the latest news by wire every day from the United Press Association. Volume Twenty Chickasha, Oklahoma, Wednesday, December 31, 1919 Number 309 EIGHT Ml LIS BE- D STR BUTED AMONG WORKERS Employes of Ford Plant to Get Big gest Bonus Ever Awarded to Em ployes of Any Organization, Is Announcement. MEN ALSO BE ALLOWED TO BUY IN PROFIT PLAN Lowest Award Is $50 to $6 a Day Men; Highest to Skilled Workers; 80,000 Employes to Share In Big Distribution. Hy United Press. Det roll, Mich.. Pop. 21. Henry Ford and his son, Edsel Ford, an-nouiu-ed today the distribution of a $8,000,(100 bonus among .the 80,000 employes of ..ill branches of the Ford Interests and the inauguration of an investment plan whereby every work er, from the man who wields a broom to ti'io chief executives, may partici pate In the .profits of 'the business. Ilonuses, which will be paid in ca-h today, come In addition to the profit sharing plan which was inaugurated ieveral years ago, and which will he continued. It is the intention of the Ford organization to make 'the distribution of these bonuses an an nual event if the earnings of the company permit. In cash and In the number of men concerned, 'and without counting the moral effect on industry as a whole, this act (ft economic justice surpasses Anything in the history of labor. The lowest award paid goes to men who are receiving the minimu:i' pay of $0 a day 'and wilio have been in the employ of the various compa nies three months. It amounts t Sr,0. The highest award goes to Ithe skilled workers who have been with Che company five years and who ore receiving $10.80 a day. The 'bonus re ceived by tt'ie later amounts to f 270. Employes who receive a salary will also receive bonuses. Ability and length of service will be the standard on which the awards will be 'based. In announcing .the pl'an which per mits employes to invest "up to one Ciird of their pay in the organization an I ?hare in the prosperity of tilie company, the alllod interests of Hen ry Ford are carrying out the ideal of Mr. Ford that labor lias to. right to participation in the 'benefits of the prosperity which it helps to create, and, in the words of Henry Ford (himself, should have a share as well as a job." When the complete ownership of the Ford Motor company wu.s lacqulr ed by Henry Ford and hrs son last summer steps were Immediately tak en to work out the details of the bo nus and Investment plans announced today. It always has been the Ford policy to discourage big dividends to non-producing stockholders, and t" use profits in rewarding labor and in expanding industry. This policy, as Henry Ford regards it, means not only good pay and a share in the i rofits for the workers, but the em ployment of more and more peopi? as the business grows. Under the investment plan certifi cates will be issued in the names of employes in demonimations of $100. $."00 and $1,000. Only persons in ac 'tual and active service of the organi sation will be permitted to buy or liold certificates. These certificates will bear a guar anteed interest et the rate of six per cent per annum, and in addition (to this further payments will be made pemii-annually if the earnings of the company permit, at a rate fixed by the board of directors. In c'ase of death or disability cer tificates standing in the name of an employe may continue, at the dis cretion of the directors to draw in Iterest and payments for the benefit f his dependents. Deposits toward the purchase of certificates may be nude within three days after an employe receive Ms , pay fromi the company; the amount deposited, however, is not to exceed one-third of such ipay. De posits made toward the .purchase, of certificates will drUw interest at the Tate of three per cent per annum, compounded seml-annuallyy. Certificates must be paid for out of fionus or pay and no employes wi'l be permitted to draw money froa: E 10 MEX. REBELS Governor of Puebla Says Court Probe Proves U. S. Agent In Company With Bandit Leader During "Abduction." By United Press. Mexico City, Dec. "1. Consular Agent Jenkins Is now accused of .sup plying Mexican rebels with arms and ammunition, it was learned today from official sources. The governor of the state of Pu eblo, reported that investigations which were carried on by the crim inal court prove tlhat Jenkins was in Marta and other places in company with the Wmdit leader, Cordova, dur ing the period of his presumed ab duction. - It is said that Berlanga, minister of gobernaein, declared that. Jenkins was not a prisoner during !lhse'l trips. Witnesses are also alleged to have rtiid that Jenkins supplied reb els with arms before the time of his supposed abduction. Jenkins who is out on bond, is reported to Jiave arrived in Puebln and .seemed discouraged over the new angle Jiis case has taken. SSOE CALL EOR MEET HERE JAN. Bert B. Barefoot, Grady county chairman of the democratic county committee, has Issued a cUll for a convention of Grady county women to be held in the count house here on the afternoon of January 17. The purpose of the meeting is to elect 32 delegates to represent Grady coun ty at the state meting to be held in Oklahoma City on January 27. Following is the tall; "Persuamt to the call issued by Ben F. Lafayette, chairman of the Demo cratic State Central committee, (and by virtue of the authority 'vested in me as chairman of the Democratic County committee of Grady county, and conforming to the resolutions passed by the Democratic Slate Ex ecutive committee, I hereby cull a mass meeting convention of the dem ocratic women of Grady county, to be held in the court house in the City of Chickasha, in Grady county, State of Oklahoma, on Saturday, the 17th day of January, 1920 at 2 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of electing 32 delegates to represent Grady county in state convention of the democrat ic women voters of the stae of. Okla homa which is to toe called to meet at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in stae convention on Tuesday, the 27th day of January, 1920. "I call upon all democratic women, and all women wtio believe in the great principles of the democratic party, to attend the county mass meeting convention and take part in these proceedings. "B. B. Barefoot, 'County Chairman. "Attest II. W. Cabeen, Sec." CASE IS CONTINUED The preliminary hearing of Rile Speak, on a statutory charge, was continued today in the justice court of T. P. Moore on request of the de fendant. The case is now set down for hearing January 14. MEXICAN ARRESTED Bruno Badillo, a Mexican living six miles southwest of Norge, is now In the county .Jail. and is to face a charge of disposing of mortgaged property. He was .arrested yesterday by county officers. his bank account or ether source to make payments. In 1914 the Ford Motor company announced a minimum pay of $5 a day since which time It has distribut ed approximately 100 million dollirj in profits to employes. Following this Mr. Ford was sued by minority stockholders and compelled to piv dividends instead of reinvesting earn-1 ings and increasing wages as de de-1 sired. ecus JENKINS SUPPLYING ARMS GRADY 11 I BODIES WASH ASHORE fly United Press. St. Johns, Dec. HI. Twenty- two "bodies of victims of Ithe 4 : wreck of the Dutch sterner, Van Uriel, are washing along the shore of St. Mary's Hay out of reach of rese.uers. Up to this morning only four bodies have been recovered. Three ,survivors landed after ! clinging to the fast-breaking j wreck for forty hours. ' 4 ' OBSERVE Oft! OP Chickasha generally will observe New Years day tomorrow as a holi day, all banks and many of the busi ness houses having issued closing orders. Tlie Icetail Merchants association announced this morning that tlhe stores would he closed during the day. This does not apply 'Uhictly to drug stores, restaurants and con fectionary shops. The druggists this morning were uncertain whether or not they would close. County and city officials will take a partial holi day tomorrow. The port office will be closed the entire day, Including all windows. Tiiero will 'be no rural or city deliv ery but mail will be received and dis patched as usual. A number of "watch parties" h'ave been planned for tonight, when the old year will be ushered out and the new in. Officers Turn Four Over to Duncan Men On Had Check Deal John McCall, Jeff McCall and Hay WilllaniR, taken Into custody here yesterday and Oscar Williams, ar rested near Acme yesterday afternoon by Grady county officers, were iturn e dover to Stephens county officers yesterday evening and taken to Dun can. County officers here state that the boys are wanted in Stephens county in connection with a 'bad check charge. The boys claimed here yes terday it hat they know nothing erf the affair in question. REFUSE PASSPORTS Hy United Tress. London, Dob. .11. The government has refused to Issue passports to the committee of British laborites ap pointed to investigate conditions in soviet Russia., it, was learned today. The refusal is based on the grounds that England has no diplomatic rela tions with the soviet government. Pocasset is Going Strong This Year In Caging Hat ties Pocasset is stepping to the front in the basket ball world of the county, so to speak. Teams from that town recently journeyed to Verden and won a three ply victory fi-onr teams of that town. The Pocasset crews number ush Springs, Elgin, Verden Independents and Tuttle among their victims this year and as Rush Springs has lost to them, twice, it makes so far six wins to one defeat. Claude Southward, coach of the Po casset outfit, states in a letter that while he has not issued a challenge to the Chickasha high sehol, he would be glad to take the local quin :ct on at any time they wish to lock horns on the Pocasset court. POSEN IN TRIBUTE TO PADEREWSKI cPsen, Poland. Ignace Jan Pader-e-.vski, former premier of Poland, ar rived here to attend the celebration of .the first anniversary of the liber ation of Posen province. The pepu muon lenaerea m. I'aderewski a great ovation when he appeared He wag accompanied by Colonel Wade I tt the British army. H UHHWU. RESTT01R0W IS C. OF C. PLAN TO HOLD MEET NG .14 Session to Take Form of Big "Feed' To Members and Guests; Review Work of Year and Make Plans for 1920. DIRECTORS WORK ON BUDGET OF NEXT YEAR Various Committees to Report at General Meet; Slusher and Ashton Named to Take Place Dona hue and Blake. The annual "get together" meeting of the Chickasha Chamber of Com meice will be held on the evening of January 14, at which time the membership, together with invited Kiie;;ts, will meet to review the a--cmiplishments of the organization during the past year and to formu late and discuss plan si for the coming twelve months. This was decided at :hi semi an nual meeting of the directors of the chamber in essiiin yesterday. The directors decided that the general meeting should take 'the form of a banquet or dinner to be given with out charge to the guests. Full arrangements for Iho meeting are in the hands of the entertain ment committee of which Ben C. Garvey Is chairman. No announce ment has been made of the selection of a place to hold the meeting 'and details 'have not as yet been worked out. Elect New Board Members. The hoard of directors in session yesterday elected F. L. 'Slusher and Orin Ashton to succeed Wm. 11. Don ahue and George Blake as members of the board. Mr. Slusher was made chairman of the finance i-oiumittee. which place wa4s held by Mr. Dona hue. Mr. Ashton was selected as vice chalrimin of dihe committee. These vacancies were caused hy the two former directors moving out of the city, Mr. Donahue, going to Kansas City and Mr. Blake to Los Angeles, his former home. The matter of a budget for 1920 was tuken up 'at the board meeting and is at the present time in its ini tial state. The directors are work ing on the budget but have not made a final report. Alger Melton, president of the Chamber of Commerce, has requested th'at all chairmen of the various com mittees make up a report covering the activities of the committees dur ing the year. These reports will probably be heard at I he general meeting January 14. TO STATE VIEWS By United Tress. Washington, Dec. HI The senators who ure determined to make the League of Nations an issue in the next campaign are ready to demand of candidates in the race for the re publican nomination for president ithat they 'announce their views. Governor Lowden and General Wood will be tho first candidates to be quizzed. It is understood i'.vat the questions will be .j framed that evasion will be impossible. Oklahoma National Has Not Announced 'Active Vice Pres. Wm. II. Donahue, who resigned as active vice president of the Oklaho ma National bank here several weeks ago, left last night for Kansas City where he will be connected with the Security National bank. ! Officers of the bank stated this morning that the successor to Mr. Donahue had not as yet been n'amed. At a directors' meeting list night it was decided to incrtise the surplus of the bank $."HiO, making an in crease of $10,000 during the year. Peter Paul Gibbons expects to leave tonight for Oklahoma City fori tt short visit. HERE ON JAN ASK CANDIDATES WEATHER FORECAST For Oklahoma. ; : Tonight and Thursday and colder. fair Local Temperature. Maximum, 70; minimum, It:! TOANS Two Mexicans named Vena and Fan'iles and two girls who give their names as Florence Davis and Nora Ditv's are ;.eing .held here fur Ithe Co manche c .unity officers in connection with an alleged robbery of a store in Elgin. When arrested here Pena anil In ties were armed, local officers say. Complaints are being filed today in lust ice Moore's court charging the Mexicans with carrying concealed weapons. As far as the Mexicans are concerned, they must answer ti this charge here before they are turned over to the authorities in Co mancho county, Officers here state that some of the jewelry, said to have 'been tuken from, the store in Elgin, was found in tfae possession of the party. Car Damaged When It Hits Slump; Is Returned to Owner The Buick automobile belonging to H. D. Hill, and which was stolen Sunday nitflit from the curb at the First Christian church, -was located yesterday evening near Naples and has been returned to 'Chickasha. The thieves were not apprehend ed. Mr. Hill learned that they had filled the gas tank at Naples and were Iheading south. A shout dlB Mnce from. Naples they struck a stump in the road and damaged the car to the extent that it had to be abandoned. ZIONIST ENGINEERS PLAN RECONSTRUCTION New York. Plans for sending ein engineering commission to Palestine to survey the country with the uHi mtite purpose of establishing a mer chant marine, constructing harbors, railroads and highways and reclaim In" swamp lands is Hie chief top'c to be discussed during the next three days at he second annu'.il conven tion of the Zionist Society of Engi neers and Agriculturists. Canada Places Time Limit to Applg for Vocational Training Washington, Dec. no. Canada is advising her disabled soldiers to ap ply for vocational training before February 1, 1920. After that time only men who are still in hospitals may apply and they are given only three months after their discharge to file application for retraining. The Canadian government goes on the Itiieory that more than a year has passed since the last man was wounded or disabled in war and that if there is any man needing retra!t ing and who desires it, he should make his wants known immediately. The United States government has not acted 'so hastily. The Federal Board for Vocational Education Jias given, and is giving, nationwide pub licity to the retraining of our dis abled service men. Not satlsl km with that, the government Is flolng all in its power to pursuade every disabled man to take retraining whether he desires it or not. Canada announces S.C0O already trained and 10,000 still in training The Federal Board for Vocational Education announces more than 21,000 men now in training and, be fore the opportunity to apply for this training is closed, at least 2.",000 more applications are expected. WER FOR GUN CHARGE TO GRADY OFFICERS EXPECT WILSON STATE POSITION ON THIRD TERM Message To Be Read January 8 Ex pected to Give Decision; General Wood Accepts Nomination In South Dakota. By United Press. Washington, Dec. 31. President Wilson Is expected to make known iiext week his Intention in .regard to running for a Khird .term, Mr. Wilson Is preparing ti messago to Homer S. Cummings, chairman of the Democratic National commit tee, wlilch will be read at tho Jackson Day 'banquet here Jan. S. The mes sage is expected to disclose his de cision. Although parly officials hold the "private opinion" that Mr. Wilson will not run again, none are dispos ed to make any prediction. By United Press. Pierre, Dakota, Dec. HI. General Wood was nominated for meslilent hy the South Dakot'a. Republican con vention, und filed his acceptance with the secretary of state today. William Grant Webster, of New York, is t'he lone republican in the race for the vice presidency. Se.xr. candidates have filed (acceptances. These are Miles, Poindexter, Hiram Johnson, James W. Gerard, Frank Lowden, J, O, Monroe and Abble Whistler. There are many contractors who seek tho job of 'building the Cana dian river bridge between Minco and ;Union City, according to the num ber of iblds .submitted to the state highway department yesterday. This was the statement of It. S. Cox, county cleik, who witli ItMi M. Johnson, commissioner, were pres ent when some of the 'bids were opened. Mr. Cox stated tliiat he felt sure the contract would bo awarded as there were numbers of hlds sub mitted. In fact, the task of opening the bids and considering them, will require several days, Mr. Cox says. For this reason, no cctract wli.s awarded yesterday as all bids are to be considered before any definite ac tion is taken. WRECK KILLS FOUR By United Press. Somewood, Ills., Dec. 31. Four per sons were killed and one Injured when an Illinois Central passenger train struck an ar.tamobile here. A dense fog obscured view of the. train until the auto was on the track. FIREMEN OVERCOME By United Press. . Chicago, Dec. 31. Twenty-five fire men were overcome while fighting the fire which destroyed the Albert Pick Co. building. The loss is estimated at $7.10,000. Four otliier firemen were injured se riously. STEPS TO PREVENT LIQUOR IMPORTS Washington. Stringent regula 'ions liiave been issued by the treas ury to prevent intoxicants from en tering the country from ships arriv ing from foreign ports. Liquors properly listed as sea stores must be placed under seal by- the boarding officer of the customs ser vice and kept' sealed during the cn ire time of the vessel's st'iy in pert. Co part of such stores miy be re noved from under seal for any pur iose while the ship is in United 5ftites waters, the regulations state, which denies to foreign crews ti'.ie lation of wine served with meals on ome ships under foreign flags. Excessive liquor stores, no longer being dutiable, are subject to seiz-are. CONTRACTORS IN FIGHT FOR JOB OVER CANADAN iPARK BONDS NOW UPTOATTORNEFY L i- Letter to City Clerk Indicates Pur chaser Satisfied; Is Believed Freellng Will Put O. K. On Issue Soon. PREPARATION OF DATA REPRESENTS BIG TASK Vast Amount of Work Connected With Getting Matter Before At torney General and Bond Purchaser Properly. Tho Chickasha park bonds togethor with tho necesasry data are now in tho hands of Prince Freellng, attor ney general of Oklahoma and upon his approval the cush to tho amount of $100,000 will be available. That the necessary documents, aro In good shapo und the approval of the attorney Kene;nl s practically as sured Is indicated in a hitter received by 10. G. Reynolds, city clerk from R. J. Edwards of Oklahoma City, pur chaser of the bonds. In this letter Mr. lCdwards compliments the city clerk and other officials for the effi cient munner in which the necessary documents have been prepared. Says It's Rare Case. The letter says in part: "I receiv ed the letters and papers in your park issue of $100,000 yesterday and everything is in splendid shape. "I wish to thank you for your care ful attention to this matter and to as sure you that it is a rare cuso that wo can get bonds and pupors re turned in such good order as yours were." Represents Much Work. The job of getting tho bomb and papers up in accordance with law represents a. great deal tif work. The bonds were receievd here soma days ago. It was necessary for them to bo signed by E.' G. Reynolds, clly Clerk: S. C. Duihln. ninvnrr Wm Stacey, county attorney; It. S. Cox, county clerk, and W ,W. Clark, city treasurer. i Ail tho bonds had to be registered by tho city treasurer, all coupons checked nguinst the original bonds. There were 25 separate documents 4o be prepared covering ordinances con cerning various phases of the pro ceedings, such as tho call for the election on tho bonds, the data con cerning the election itself and the re turns, tho certificates of notary pub lics and bank guarantees. According to Mr. Edwards all this detail has been gotten up in apple pie order and It is the belief now that the attorney general will, in the near future make a favorable report on tho entire proposition, put hi O. K. on the legality of the Issue and make the money available. Park Board Walts. That no definite action will be tak en until tho final, report of the at torney general, as to the validity of the issue is received, was it.ho state ment of J. D. Carmichael, member ot the park board this morning. "We have completed no plan of action at. this, time," Said Mr. Car michael. "It is belter, we deem, to wait until the bond issue is approved by he attorney general. When such approval is received we will imme diately take action." The park board is composed of J. D. Carmichael, M. S. Cralle and O. L. Bingham. GUARD FRENCH LODGE V By United Press. Dublin, Dec. 31. Dublin castle and the vice regal lodge, occupied 'by General French, Jiave been prepared ag-iinst all attacks. The place has been surrounded with wire entan glements. These measures foltowed the supposed attack Sunday. SEE FURTHER DELAY IN RAILROAD TANGLE By United Press. . Washington, Dec. 31. Further de lay in the "ehow down" between the railroads and the railway administra tion seems likely. Plans for a. conference between Director General Hines and the la 'vir leaders at noon today were aban don ed. GEN. ON APPROVA