Holy Rollers & Council of Defense, Standard-Sentinel, Stillwell, OK, 31 Oct 1918, p2

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Holy Rollers & Council of Defense, Standard-Sentinel, Stillwell, OK, 31 Oct 1918, p2 - J. W. PATTON, Editor and Publisher PUBLISHED...
J. W. PATTON, Editor and Publisher PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY Entered is second-clans mail mtte^-P^m^r'^iSlO^'tli'ePbsiOffic ^V. at Stilwell,'Okjahoms, Under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879 . SUBSCRIPTION $1.80 A YEAR IN ADVANCE '^h^.t >6Hti .(»l'-''paragrapher:'in .Atchley's pamphlet seems much •5 perturbed concerning our face Well, old man, that face is . re, sp^cted A great deal more, than yours in Stil well and t Adair county. We would hate to think it wasn't as savory as Owen Grant's /'Button'' Reed's is a mystery. That of W. M. Rogers' wouldn't ?<• capture all the blue ribbons at a beauty show. Howell 1 Rogers looks like he was locoed and Blood's is worse than a scare-crow. The .< Whole bund| of republican candidates wilt look alike after November 5th. About like this: 0000000000000. Oklahoma's subscriptions to the Fourth Liberty Loan totaled $43,468,300 in the sixty-nine counties embraced in the tenth federal reserve district. This is an overscription of $4,516,950 or over eleven and one half percent. This splendid record was achieved under most adverse conditions above which Oklahoma rose with her usual spirit, defying drouth, statewide epidemic of influenza; and a pernicious and terrific German peace propaganda calculated to mislead the country as to the necessity for furnishing furnishing enormous sums of money in the conduct of war. In many cases county organizations were crippled at, the outset of the 1 campaign. Death invaded committees and the families of chairmen. chairmen. The response, however, came cheerfully and spontaneously on the whole. , Voters may think that in , the smaller offices their ballots dp not tend to show their full hearted support of President Wilson, or their antagonism, but it is in this way that they may best show their accord in the manner in, which the affairs of the country bave been handled during the great crisis. A vote for the state, congressional, congressional, district and county candidates, where they are known to be in harmony with the head of the government is to show that the voter wants to be in the fullest harmony with what the executive head of the country is doing for the entire world. 1 Roosevelt who has been a constant kicker at President Wilson asks republicans everywhere to vote for republicans. The republican ' politican will obey—every man .of them in Adair county. We say politicans, not patriots. The mean, ungenerous deportment of certain politicans toward Herbert Williams who is with the colors at Gamp" Pike constrains us to call attention to his candidacy. The rank and file of the republican party we believe, revere his patriotism but ' candidly you know there are those who would trample down" ruthlessly his love of home and county and with a sneer let him go to the battle, fields and remember him only as so much common cannon fodder to William Hohenzollern. There is more sanity in honoring Herbert T.. Williams who js willing to make the supreme sacrifice than Tin , gratifying the consuming-ambition of politicans whatever their politics or personal desires. Herbert Williams is an American soldier and knows full well what he may expect "over there." He is no skunk or hyena as they have termed him. It takes a man to go .there willingly and voluntarily. War is yonder on the field blood-soaked and death strewn. There, where machine guns mow down their living swaths like gleaming scythes in the hands of expert reapers, where screaming shells fly into more than a thousand pieces destroying all life within the radius of their reach; there, where men are being rent limb from limb by bursting shrapnel, where, mangled, mutilated beyond recognition they writhe and groan, and dying, clutch the very earth with their stiffening fingers—there is war, barbarous, brutal, savage, pitiless war. That's where Herbert is going. We shall vote for him though Owen Grant murders us, or villifies our patriotism through the Gleaner to his heart's content. This is our answer to their bluff as to what they intend to do to us. They don't dominate our American vote. "To hell with the .Hapsburgs and Hohenzollerns," BE AN AMERICAN—VOTE Tuesday of next week, Nov. 5th, the people of Adair county will choose the men who are to manage their public affairs for the next two years. There is no doubt that the democratic ticket will be elected. This state and county is normally democratic. Another reason is that the democratic ticket ought to'be elected. The candidates named by the rank and file of the party are clean, able -men.» They have had experience in public affairs.' They will conduct the business of the state and county efficiently. As a whole they are extraordinarily equipped to handle the problems which will confront -the county. Nobody can say what those problems will be. But ability and integrity can solve any problem. The democratic candidates have those qualities. They have another quality—the instinctive desire to serve the mass welfare. That desire to serve the mass welfare is the very pulse and breath of democracy. Jt is the indispensable attribute of our public men, whether in state or federal office. Lacking that, no man, whatever his other, ta ents, is competent to discharge the trust 'of a public servant in the crucial days that are swiftly coming. Democracy has been tested to its very core in these last four years. It hap proved itself gloriously. We must do our part in maintaining democracy, in peeping it vigordus and making it ^effectual The very minimum duty we must perform, if we do >our part, is that of going .to the polls and voting on election day. If we default in that we throw away an inheritanee-*thr'ow away •a prerogative for which millions of men have given their lives im the last four years, and for which our American boys are dying at this very minu^et. We honor these young men supreihely. But <one of the most substantial ways in' which we can prove our appreciation';of them, will be to cast our vote on November 5_ V^e mwt ; s be mtaithful to. cw civilian duties as they are to their #ita^duties, v \ . : : - . J ' , *»' ' V >> ^ffiW&Wjt' fr**"^ Wilson for a .vote in sympathy with U&hiWfW.' Jww, «W. mother who; has a >y upon the The press has ever, been an Influence for hbnorfjnt a united- and /cleapt eJtizetiahipMihev^shrihe/ from\ whose source flow the ' tenets of mortl and social refinement. Poets,' statesmen, statesmen, ^hepuljit and press ha\r v t5 ever sought ta couch in .the most] fascinating rhetoric lofty thought Which will edify 'and uplift from depravity to the sviblime. To screen himself and having unjust accusations accusations to present J. S; Atchley' resorts to methods most untimely, uncouth! and despicable; He plagiarizes from the New Testament canon and with 'bvazen unholy flippancy makes use of the sacrid for ii common worldly secular purpose, thinking thereby he can' stultify the electorate of Adair county. He would marshall the illiterate, whose glaring igijorAnce re deplorable, but-his tactics will "'-never appeal to the sane reasoning of - a logical mind. In seeking to do this he has made his caifse the more hopeless—he has burned his bridges behifyj hW_ p. ; The olddaJdy varment of ^Uve 1 republican par tj(organ vomits in his own filth at a great-rate in, the last issUe of thef squash flat pamphlet. As a narrator of pole-cat mythology h,e proves quite proficient. proficient. Heis perfectly at hofhef^n hi§ element— when he "digs in" as a skunk linguist. He imbibed this thoroughly in his system arid.. gray matter, no doubt, in ]his younger and more impressionable impressionable days, in his • saw mill career, amid pole-cat surrounding* in a ravine in Arkansas, where he lost his countenance in a saw mill deal before mentioned, He denies any crooked' saw mill transaction. So do all the rogues and rascals in the state penitentiary penitentiary most solemnly and-..sincerely aver swa3t"-mnocerice. Atchley is no novice in the game of duplicity. -If you didn't know his cunning and pusillanimous personality you might be deceived by his lamb-like bleatings of virginity. Nevertheless, he can't ply his Arkansas saw mill exploitations and domination in Oklahoma. He tried these tactics on the Oklahoma Land &' Timber Co., but W. W. Wbods caught him with the goods and gave him such a drubbing that it remains a memorial occasion with old Atchley. So he quit that game, a loser, and seeks to recover and rise to renown as a republican politician. Billie Woods is now a soldier in France and it is a safe election wager that a straight democratic soldier vote, will come from him as long as the squash flat editor is on a republican Ballot. Atchley; it nauseates one to write the name, states we have "roasted" the')'holy rollers—hopes to catch that vote, you know. The truth is, we have nav^r referred to the "holy rollers," as Atchley terms them, except in news articles giving accounts of the proceedings of county council of defense hearings, wherein certain suspicious traveling German propagandists were up for investigation investigation for alleged disloyal utterances reported by tried and true loyal, citizens of the county. We believe a great gopd was accomplished in suppressing a disloyal sentiment-being aroused throughout the county at that time. Believed so at that time and had the moral courage as a member of the council of defense'to take a part in the hearings and to express our opinion in the newspaper. newspaper. ' We don't know Atchley's opinion at that time or now concerning the affair.< .This we do know, that if any criticism had been made at that particular time, w"hen a righteous and indignant public sentiment was thoroughly aroused, old Atchley would have been tarred and feathered. This happened to one ot­ itis bosom personal and political friends in Cherokee county who is about as blatant and brazen and insolent and impudent as Atchley. If h£ isn't careful he may yet receive what he richly deserves— if he dares utter what 's in.him. f . ' Instead of lauding the merits, if any" be known, of the republican republican candidates, he directs his venom toward John Patton, whoi «Miot running for-office, because the county commissioners gave the Standard-Sentinel the county printing. He states that we received $525.00 for. county printing from Februray 1st, 1918, totSept., 1st, and chat he only receiyed ! ,$45.Q0. On the face of his own statement he proves himself' to be a trickster without honor. A petty pilferer, ready to grab when unnoticed., For by what right had he to any county printing when the county commissioners had by unanimous vote declared the Standard -Sentinel the official county paper and signed contract for 'us to do this at* a stipulated price. Saw mill tactics again. You can't keep one straight when he is under oath and bond. If you placed him in jail he would, soon have the jail transferred to some remote wooded dell and transformed into a saw mill, with tne.township constable demoralized demoralized into a habitual saw mill lounger, bootlegging whiskey to- the denizens thereabout. Adair county has not been> out any excessive excessive sum of monev for printing. Don't let Atchley lead your head away from the" republican record there. The big drain on the taxpayers' pocket-book is raising funds to prosecute crooked republican republican county officials. Let's hear,the versatile polecat literary genius deny that. - •; We assure him, too, that the pole-cats haven't invaded the Standard-Sentinel office. From the odor emitting from his meagfei pamphlet the skunk appears to be in his . natural abode in .the editorial chair of the Gleaner. Though- he , attempts -excite sympathy from the voters by relating that, h, is^ofo life's wane, in the "sererand yellow leaf," he has admirably retained in -his old age his. youtht 'nj vigbr.in Jus .double; stinkrbags. He asks us to talk English. Hence as we have to "fight fire ; with fire-',w?<| oblige him, so' that all as ignorant as Atchley may understand^ (May our readers forgive us,) 7 -. Argument and dignified rejoinder is wasted upon a creature Of his mental calibre. He is mad for'office and political prestige that he hasn't the wit to acheive^harmless to the intelligent, but dangerous as a breeder of I. W. W. and, kindred • tendencies witlj the depraved and treacherous. - '• Apologies—a thousand fold—if there/ be any to whim we bay<? breached . comity and .decorum.: As much as r it was to pur own distaste, something had to bedon^ regarding thiifilth receptacle, totib^ reached the\point'where (common, deeency 1 demanded«ii. Tfrp ; fPub |fCjWas J a^reads; ac^uaifeited^witlx the source: whenceTcame Bill him way be your In in ' of

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