CHICKAIHA DAILY f XMKIt, CHICKAIHA, OKLAHOMA, Ml DAY, AUOUIT 12. 12f,
Chichaoha Daily Expreoo
GEO. H. EVANS Publiiher and Busmen Manager
J. EDWIN rOOI Managing Editor
OFFICIAL PAPER OF GRADY COUNTY
Kntarad at tha Postofflce at Cblckasha, Oklahoma, at second elaaa
CHICKAIHA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 12. 121.
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Newa By U. P. Wire Oally
Current Business Conditions
By GEORGE E. ROBERTS
(Prom tha Monthly Letter luued by The National City Bank of New York (or August)
Tha following table, compiled by the Federal Reservs Bank of
New York ahowa a calculation in percentage fifurea of the produc
tion In thic country of eleven Important commodidea during tha ftrat
half of thla year. 7" ' "'"
CONVENTION VS. PRIMARY.
Wc believe the action of the democratic slate committee U
turnine down the imiositiiin.tu make nominations' for, state offi
cers I y convenlioiiH instead of liy present primary system will
meet the hearty approval of tlie people. The convention plan in
, a fine thing for the politicians who in bygone days dominated
all parlies, hut the people seldom had much voice in naming their
candidates. Just as a small grotm of delegates behind closed
doors agreed on the nomination of Harding for the presidency, so
it used to work in other conventions. Instead of getting Ins
nomination from the people the candidate Rot it by favor of the.
Iiosscs. Referring to the national convention, how many mem
bers of either of the big parties have in the past century had a
voice in naming the candidates? Just a handful t attended the
precinct conventions which named delegates to the country con
ventions, a small bunch and the delegates elected to the national
conventions nsnr.My went their ';mi sweet way, regardless of in
structions, and the majority simply follow the dictates of a group
of manipulators. Consequently the men who actually name the
candidates arc very few.
Some years ago we made the round from the precinct to
the national convention. About a dozen of us composed the pre
cinct convention named ourselves as delegates to the country con
vention. When wc arrived we found everything cut and dried
and a fight useless. At the state convention a delegate simply
came around and told us what the prograr.i was, who was to be
elected officers of the convention and everything went through
as per orders. At the national convention the rank and file of the
delegates were permitted to parade ami yell for their favorites,
but the leaders were, behind closed doors mapping out a pro
gram. When the time came the others were told what to do
and they did it.
The primary system has its disadvantages and the people
often make deplorable blunders in . mistaking rank demagogues
for patriots, but at all events the bosses have a harder time in
controlling the situation and that means something, for the bosses
arc always strictly for themselves, and their nominees arc men
they know they can control. In one case the nominees are re
sponsible to the people and in the other to the bosses. Ada Even
mg Mews. .
"HIJACKING" A NEW WORD.
v nSF.RVERS of biuinfM
Ualmoit unanimous in their
nirenrri that there I a "better
fe'lmu" about buiinem.
i ,juli eaactly ,hat this recurring
iilfi, !!!'", in diOkull to flat.
Ji iiuulil lie Jri ripiitve of any of a
ilorn ptyi'hnlojric'al lmnfe that
rould ruler into the situation'. 11
il mean lliat Peile ,aierlly have
hegun to realue ihe. cause tlmt
have thrown indusjty out of bal
ance, ami to apprcrTitir the
(hat most he corrcclni hrlore con
dition come into eiinl Jinum hkiiii,
then We nhoulil nay that the re
ported "better lerhnu" conMitutcd
an important advance toward nor
malcy. If, however, the "heller
fcclinu" meant iniply that people
are merely unilitui and waiting
more lientlyt rather than limit
llieiiiftclvei icnouxly to the la-k of
uaire ami price redurtiim and other
readjustment that ane nece.iry.
then we lear that it .iKn.l,r,, nut fvjdfnt fnon he frn)cr can. iluuil,riri anj j lransportatian be.
not buy as many clothes at the fore Una situation is reached. It
present prices a when his own has been contended, and witn much
Anthracite coal mined.
Bituminous " " .
Pig Iron production...
Steel Ingot production
Sugar meltings . ..
Wheat flour milted
(Normal Production 100)
Jan. Feb. Mar,
Meat slaughtered 88.2
There i freh evidence constantly
that the riadjiMmrnta are taking
lace The ari Z by t it takes con.pcn-iioa was on a par with force, that living com. should lead
place, tney anr s ow, out it. lakes ...,.,; nt ,i. ...ii,-, ,i iu ., ,tr;,n
tune for a knowledge of conditions
to reach all claes and divisions of
the population, and for them to
make up tacir minds to Kvr the
roowration that is
hrinit industry back
Meanwhile, it will aid in the cultiva
tion of palieice to realize that con
ditions are by no means so l id a
' they illicit f, and that considering
ill the circmar.tanrrs the volume of
justness is rlly surprisingly large.
the compensation of these people rather than follow, wage reductions,
wi;li whom he is trading services, and they have led at the expense of
A similar problem faces the wave- the earnings ol farmers and at the
earners in all the industries. The expense of profits and dividends,
u-m .......ArL.... in k trpinltti.M l.i, t ihrtf haw rrA finint u,tir
necessary to , vl 1,1 ....... v ,.w....
into balance. ",c ittion before their eyes, and further price reductions are depend-
nave yielded to it promptly. I ne cm upon wairc reductions, i nese
wages of farm hands have dropped reductions, however, will not mean
approximately one-half. Farmhands a loss of purchasing power to wage- '
were close cuouh to the situation earners, for the very reason dm "'
to see that it was that or nothing, wages are now the principle factbr
The factory workers, .railroad em- in .prices, and the cot of living;"
The term "hijacker" originated in the oil fields of the south
west. It is a word that will find its way into the dictionaries for
the reason that it has a specific meaning. Its use is not now re
stricted to its original meaning and it may finally take the place
of "highwayman" or "robber."
"Hijacking" in its first introduction meant to take by force
a thing of value lrom a man who was unlawfully possessed of it
and could not in law make complaint that he had been forcibly
dispossed of his property. For instance if a man were crossing
from Texas into Oklahoma with a load of liquor for the oil fields
and some one on the Oklahoma side held him up and took from
him the whiskey the act of this kind of robbery was called hijack
ing. The man who was forced to part with his liquor could not
make complaint, to do so would have been pleading guilty to the
introduction of whiskey. Another instance of its use is found
in gaining. Where a number of men arc gambling and they are
held up and their money taken they are said to be hijacked be
cause they are engaged in an unlawful game.
Hut in instances where a laborer is held up in" the fields and
his money taken or a cashier of a company is held up and relieved
of the company's money, this act in the original meaning of the
word cannot be called "hijacking" although that term is being
used to apply to all kinds of robberies. Ardmorite. '
HOW NOT TO STOP WAR.
Jane Addams of Chicago, remarkably wrong in the majority
of her contentions, has added another counterfeit for stopping
war to'the already amazing list of methods. Miss Addams, at the
closing session of the Inteernational Women's congress at Vienna,
Austria, was elected president of the organization. This congress
is out to stop future wars by having the women of the world line
up for non-participation in any activity which would make war
possible. A beautiful thought indeed, but it won't work, for tlie
simple reason that the majority of women of the world have love
of home and fireside, quick beating hearts, and strong emotions.
Let the fireside be threatened, and women will do anything to
. achieve their end, even though it entail sacrifice or aid in the
making of implements for bloodshed.
To show just how Miss Addams would have the women work,
if a war like the last one were to be precipitated again. Miss
Addams would prevent women from joining" the Red Cross, she
would have no women in the army nurse corps, no women to
save sugar, no women to write letters to sons, husbands or
brothers engaged in defense of homeland. The question of "who
wtm the war?" never has been settled, but it is safe to say that
women had no small part m the winning of this last conflict.
Miss Addams would ha've all this done away. But the world
need not and will not take .serious heed to Miss Addams and her
pet theories in Vienna before these international women of the
world.. War is wrong, of course, .But when it is, "proposed to
stop war by having women give up all that should be near and
dear to them the existence of their homes; it is to threaten the
life of ; the nation. Lawton News.
o . '
If George White wants to run for governor of Ohio the mere!
iaci mac ne is cnairman of the democratic national ennimittp-. season.
should not stand in his way. Young Mr. Hays had no compunc
tion at all about taking a cabinet place while he was chairman of
the republican party. . But that's different, it seems.
The 'fundamental difliculty upon P'y nl n workers generally generally speaking, rll decline
whiih a revival of business waits is "r "' "' '"'k ..u.iiH.,. .
dill the inciioalitv of values as be- farmers and will have to face the On the other hand if further re
ween the varams clases of rood same situation. Unemployment ex- ductions are not made in the in
and services. The normal ba-.'i of '5, on 'rK ia,c because goods dustries indicated living costs are
trade between people in dilferent eannot be sold, and they cannot be, likely to rise. Already the farmers
industries has been disturbed, anil "old because the industrial situation are organising for the purpose of
it is only by tlx- pressure of painful 0111 of balance. Kccovery will curtailing the production of agri
experience that the old relations are tome the balance is restored and cultural products. The rotton crop
restored cannot come otherwise. this year will be 25 per cent below
The producer) of cotton, corn and it is greatly to the credit of the the average amount required under
oats, wool, hides, sugar and food- wage-earners as a class that the normal conditions to meet the de
stuffs generally are getting no more process of readjustment has pro- mand. Plans are being developed
lor their lalmr rjian before the war. cecded with as little friction as has to curtail the production of food
Among the principal items of ex- been the case thus far. (icncrally stuffs. These policies are justified
pense to them is clothing. They there has been willingness to make by the combinations of wage-earners
produce the raw material for it, but concessions. It is not advisable that and others to maintain wages and
under the modern system of indus- the movement should be unduly the prices of town-made products at
try sell it and buy it back in the pressed. It is better to take more an unfair level above farm products,
form of garments, paying the trans- time, although delay means that the The whole system of restriction is
portation charges, mill-workers, losses arc greater, for the wage- wrong and in the end defeats the
garment-workein and all middle earners are entitled to know why purpose in view of bettering living
men by supplying food and raw lower wages arc necessary. ' They conditions for those w ho practice it.
materials to everybody. are interested in having the' ncces- When everybody practices it the
All of the people who have a part sary readjustments made in order result is poorer living conditions for
in the conversion of wool, cotton that industry niy be on a basis that all. The best results will be ob
nd hides for the farmers' use are will afford tady and full em- tained for every group of workers
still getting 10O per cent or better ployment. by a fair attitude toward others,
above pre-war wages, but naturally Wage reductions will have to go and by a common policy to promote
thev are not all at work, for the much further, in the manufacturing the general Rood.
Mont bo those foaats with simple
plenty crown'd, :
"her- all the ruddy family
Laugh at Uie Jests or pranl that
Or sigh with pity at some mourn
old smith. .
One 'thing Is certain, the question,
"What am. I going to do with my
summer vacation?" is going to an
swer Itself in the next few weeks.
SI Sln:p says ho .notices that he
never gets out of debt as long as
hi puts off paying his bills.
While the Chicks have played
some wonderful ball aince leaving
on t'iielr present road trip, It doesn't
take nn oracle to determine , that
their opponents have played a .shade
better. ' 1
But wait until the W. A. world
series starts. The Hayes men ' will
then demonstrate who's the class of
California Is running true to form.
Another murder imystory developod
While the price of watermelons h
away down, it might he a pretty
good time for some of the focul
politicians to be paving tflie way for
future campaigns by staging a
series of melon cuttings..
The thermometer records of the ,
past two or three days indicates that
Old Sol, after a day or two of rest
has determined to make one last,
vigorous campaign before Autumn.
Prepare yourselves for some
thrilling stories. Roy Jones' is due
back from the Kiamlschi mountains
and cards received from him indi
cate Mtwhen'l8,C laying- the founda
tion for, jaoaje. sensational fish yarns.
With Wendell Foster out of town,
Itoy should have' easy sailing In
putting over tho biggest tale of the
suit, the chances aro that their
strength . will not ho half so koen
as that of the players.
The load ' fcotarlans are to ! ap
pear In tho roles of martyrs for fc'ie
benefit of tho children's playground
It seems If the Rotarlans can
brave the hiit and suffering on the
diamond, the least the public can do
I? to buy the tickets.
A 8TOLEN SMILE 'ER TWO
"How ciiino you to bo lost?"
asked a sympathetic gentleman of a
little hoy ho found in the iroci cry
lng for his mother.
" "I ain't lost," he exclaimed, hut
my mother Is, and I can't find her."
A -small boy In a Sunday school
class said to llils toucher:
"Teacher, can God do everything?"
"Yes," said the toucher.
.un Ho make a stone ho large
that He can't lift It Hlnwelf?"
Urandma," Inquired her little
grandson the day of her arrival, "did
you sleep on your face last ulght?"
"Of course not, dear; why do you
"'Cause It's all wrinkled.'
Tomorrow," announced five-year
old Frank proudly to his Sunday
school teacher, "is my birthday.
wny returned sho, "It is mine
Tl. 1 . . .
i iiu uuy a nice eioiidcd wita per
plexlty, and after a brief sllonco he
. "How did
you get so much big.
When you feci lazy1, out of sortf
and yawn a good deal In the day
time, you need Herblne to stlmu
lato your liver, tone up your stomach
and purify your bowels. Price, 60c,
Sold by Wren Drug Co.
4jJt8jl S2!J 10? S' sJtDEBAL KESERVlH I
The populace is threatened with a
ball game between the Norman and
Chlckasha Rotary clubs here on
August 17, There seema no way of
The fellow who has any task before him had best get it done
mis monin tor tne infinite number of conventions during the stopping the thing,
.uu.iiu ui oepiemoer is going to take considerable of every man's I
-r 30.118 the fens pay suffef 15 g j
THE COW, THE PIC
AND THE HEN
J J!..: J.hJ. Ia f.pmmi till
paying gaoD ;uifiucuu . ..
year and always will do the same, when all
feed ia raiaed on the farm. ., , v
CORN ia a bubpef crop thia year eatd while
the price will probably be low corn fecTttf libga'
will greatly increase the retur-
.COTTON promises a good crop and the market
ahould be fair.
r-GRADY COUNTY haa ita share and more; of .
real wealth . . 1
r-We are alwaya glad to discuss with you your
problems. . (
Citizens National Bank
"Qntota", Eowbr and r.1agnifi::nt
Fireworks Spcstscb at Stats Fair
"MnnlMunia' nr "Tha l-at Daya of
tha Aitlaca." tha greatral and moat
elaborate flrrworka sixrtaela W
prodnrad, haa bvn nwd aa aa
vrpo grandaiand aUrartlon at iha
OkflJLia Statu Fair. For all nltth'a
beginning Monday. Brplerobar It- The
ttata fair opena at Oklahoma City on
, "MimiMuma" la a reallatlc rP'C
duction of ona of Ilia world's mot
historic and tarrlflc ronfllria. tha bat
(la In which Ilarnando Conai and tola
band or riauntlftM Hpanlarda ronqui-r
Mnnifiiima and MmIci City tha aa
jcrad city of iho Mexican Aitwa. It
la rich In educational faaturaa. r
calling a atory with which Ml arhool
children ara familiar, and raaplcndcnt
How Cortoi. ralylns upon the anol-
aocy of gunpowdar, which tha Aatace
had navar aaan, cono,urad tha Impe
rial Empire la a alory told la tw.
houra of huge boroba, rockats, eolorad
Iffhta, 100 placaa of mechanical equip
ment, Including aettlnga for pictorial
reproductions, wiring and battarf ap-
paralua for firing heavy exploalva
charges and mlnaa, a stage mora
than (00 feet long and 30.000 square
feat of acenery. Tha coat um log la
elaborate, and all detslls of tho
siHwtacle ara hlatorlrally correct.
The spectacle cloaea with tha battle '
In the streets of Me 1 too City, the .
volranle eruption of Ml. Popocatepetl
and tha blasting of the sacred tem
ples. After that spectacle ther will
be special display of fancy Pyre-
technics of ground and aerial type.
The First National Bank j
A Friendly Bank
A bank account builds confidence and respect and
is the stepping stone to good business and success.
Let us help you along tlie road to success by even
ing 'srn account with us.
-Our officers arc glad to consult with you at any
time. We lend you our influence and take a personal
iiitrccst in your achievements. We appreciate our cus
tomers and friends. -
Phil C. Kidd
Neil R. Johnson
V-P & Cashier
44 I MM ail 4ninnt'lia3
fun s I'm! 44
Those men who'outline and dictate the policy by wmch an'
institution carries on its business. ,
This policy in a bank must be such as to render successfully,
the maximum amount of true service.
May we call your attention to our
Board of Directors.
it is one of our attractive assets.
For your benefit For your protector.
R. K. Wootten, chairman of the board; president Chickasha
Cotton Oil Co. .
W. II. Gilkey, vice-president Gilkey Hardware Co. .
A. Schuler, Treasurer Dawson Produce Co. ', .
W. S. Corbitv Osteopathic Physician.
G. W. Barefoot, Postmaster. ' r
C. Schlotterbe;k, Manager, Good & Co., Real Estate.
Oatley Anderson, Claycomb & Anderson, Furniture.
J. C. Ambrister, Physician and Surgeon.
F. T. Chandler, Active Vice-President.
The Oklahoma National Bank
The Bank That Service Built
'rwy 1 No. 8203' "; 1'5'.'.'-:"
:;r- Statement of , " 7 . -
The Chickasha National Bank
; ' , Chickasha, Oklahoma . . '
" r At the Close of Business June 30, 1921 r r
- , RESOURCES ''
Loans and Discounts . $543,44.75
Overdrafts ..1 - 1.44-J.1U
United .'States Bonds- 5U.0UU.U0
Banking House and Fixtures - 19,899.24
Real Estate 916.13
Stock pf -Federal Resrve Bank. 3,600.00
Liberty -Bonds- and Victory Motes $ 4J.UUU.UU' ,
Treasury. Certificates- .-- 1,000.00
Other Warrants and Securities i 42,751.15 ': ;
Cash and Sight Exchange ..- - 168,62475 ; 255.375.90
f - " 0 Total ...i.ijJ $874,718.12
. ' . . ' .' LIABILITIES
Capital;...-: ------ --$100,000.00
Surplus - 20,000.00
Undivided Profits . U.924.31.
Circulation : v 49,100.00
, The above statement is correct ROY C. SMITH, Jashier.
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T. H. Dwyer Roy C Smith Win. E. Dwyer D. S. Downed
J, A. Rose J, H, gtinc J, L Burjschi ;
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