The Daily Ardmoreite from Ardmore, Oklahoma on June 19, 1918 · Page 1
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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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Wednesday, June 19, 1918
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' TROOPS FROM SOUTH AMERICA MAY TRAIN IN U. S. SERVICE With SAFETY GUARANTY STATE BANK, Of Ardmore. Not Too Small for Largs Business. FULL LEASED WIRE ASSOCIATED PRESS. L ATTACK IN EFFORT TO TAKE (MINIS DRIVE ALONG 14-MILE SEMICIRCLE AROUND NOTED CATHEDRAL CITY. ARE DEFENDERS Town Was Recently Hemmed in Both Sides and It Has Been Expected That Enemy Would Renew Attacks in Hope of Sacking. Paris, June 19. The Germans last night after violent preparatory bombardment began an attack on the Rheims front between Vrigny and La Pomelle, the war office announces today. The French are resisting the German blow with entire success. The statement follows : "Last night at 6 o'clock the Germans delivered a violent preparatory atrillery fire along the whole front of Rheims from the region of Vrigny, vesi of the city, as far east as La PomlIe. At 9 o'clock the enemy infantry began an attack on the French positions between these two points. "The Krencn troops resisted the German attack with complete success, the counter barrage of the French artillery proving very strong. French Fire Is Effective. "Between Vrigny and Ormes, the German assault troops were stopped by the French fire and forced to return many times to their lines of departure and were not finally able to reach the French positions. "Around Rheims violent combats developed, during the course of which the enemy suffered heavy losses and was everywhere repuls ed. "East of Rheims, the fighting likewise ended to the advantage of the French. The Germans having been successful in penetrating the woods northeast of Sillery were driven out by a French counter at tack. "Prisoners taken in the region of Rheims declared that the town was attacked by three divisions, which were ordered to take the place at all costs during the night. The front of the new German at tack is the semi-circle drawn by the enemy about the city of Rheims in the lecent offensive on the Aisne front. The Rheims region com prised the left flank of the German attack. Ground was given by the French on both sides of the cathedral city, but the town itself and the nearby protecting forts were held against the German onslaught and have since remained French possessions. Rheims, however, was hemmed in on three sides by the enemy and it has been only a question of time n hen the Germans would make a concerted effort to oust its defend ers. The front of the present at tack from Vrigny, west of the city to La Fomelle. around the semi-circle to the east, is approximately iourteeu miles. BRITISH TROOPS RAID. London. June 19. British troops last nght successfully raided the Uermau lines in the region to the south of Hebuterne, north of Al Lert, the war office announced to day. A British post recently taken by the derruans near leux Ber quin on the northern side of the Lys salient, was recaptured, some prisoners and two machine guns being taken in the operation. The statement reads: "A raid attempted by the enemy in the Locre sector was repulsed by French troops. The hostile artillery was active yesterday evening in the Ancre valley, about Mencourt, and during the night has been active in the neighborhood of Merris (Flan ders front ). "We carried out a successful raid last night south of Hebuterne. "In the Vieux Berquin sector, a party ot our troops attaced and recaptured one of the posts taken by the enemy in this locality on the night of June H we secured few prisoners and two machine guns." - (Associated Press Reriew.) Fierce attacks are being made by the Austrians to overcome the Italian resistance tlong the Piave, but the defensive line still holds. Apparent? the enemy sees his only hope wi success in enlarging his gains across the Piave, having been given a disastrous check in the mountains from west of Asia go to the Piive. In he mountains the Austrians have been generally oa the defen GERMANS DAILY ARDMOREITE Espmidlitair if IF Cnftnzm E The consent of the pec M i .i - sir . o laauc uuuu iuj water ui imtiriuamMntr nuiwLil t .ier needed this city nas Deen given, t Wjprov-al of the capital iss- ommit-tee has been secure. .er a visit of citizens to Washington, the bonding ordinances have been printed, and now the work of preparing the bonds for sale is under way, but one feature has as yet been unattended to and should have attention before any further steps are taken. When the matter of a bond issue was first brought to the attention of the people there was considerable opposition, in fact the date of the first election was cancelled. The past experience in spending money for water works extensions was fully discussed and the fear of a recurrence was voiced in no uncertain manner by the citizens. It was then that Mayor Roberts wtnt before public meetings and proposed that if the bonds were voted that a committee or board of citizens competent to handle the work be chosen, and that this board should have absolute charge of the expenditure of the bond money. This proposition was accepted, the bonds were voted with little opposition and the time has now come to refer the matter of the selection of this board to the business organizations and citizens of Ar:lmore. In taking this step there is no implied or intended aspersion on the character or ability of the mayor and commissioners, each sive since they were checked, and then thrown back over the terrain gained Saturday in the first day of the offensive. The French and British around Asiago are under heavy enemy bombardment and the French Tuesday repulsed a strong local Austrian effort. Along the Val Suganna and against the pastion of Monte Grappa the enemy holds further attacks in abeyance. Along the nearly 30 miles on the Piave line the Austrian line has im proved greatly from an Austrian viewpoint, although the Austrians have been defeated at most points in efforts to enlarge their gains. Where and in what force the enemy has crossed the river and how far he has progressed into the Venetian plain are not outlined clearly, but apparently the Italians have given most ground on the north around Montello and the south of Capo S:!e. Fight cn Plateau. From their foothold on Montello an important plateau three by eight miles in extent, and which dominates ihe country between Bassano and Treviso, the Austrians are making violent attempts to drive the Italians off the height entirely, while the Italians are fighting just as determinedly to keep the enemy close to the river bank. The fighting the past two days has been favorable to the Italians. In the center, from Massarreda to Fossalta. the Austrians are being held well in check, and have been unable to make auy progress across the Piave, despite repeated attempts. Seemingly the Austrians have pushed back the Italians several miles between Fossalta and Capo bile and along the rosetta canal, which runs southward toward Ve- nia. Capo Sue is in the lowlands along the Adriatic, but if the enemy reaches the Fosetta canal to the north he would be on drier ground and better able to push toward Mestre and outflank the line north ward along the Piave. Enemy Loses Many Lives. What gains the enemy has made, however, have been hardly commensurate with the preparations made, the shells expended and lives lost. F.mperor Charles, unless his troops can make swifter progress, will have to call off his "hunger of fensive" and face the populace at home. Reports have reached Switzerland that Socialist manifestations occurred in Vienna Monday. The Germany apparently are awaiting results on the Italian front before resuming the offensive in h ranee and Flanders. If the Ger mans expected that the Austrians would advance and compel the al lies to send reserves to Italy and thus weaken the western front, it is probable they will have to change any plans based on such anticipa tions. Local attacks and intense artil lery 6re here and there mark the lull on the western line. The French and the British have improved their positions at isolated points between Kheirns and l pre while repulsing enemv attacks. The German artil lery fife has increased in intensity from northwest of Montdidier to the Auac A ARDMORE, Boinidl d as Promkcsdl ditorial) of lh: latter having his own business to care for besides a department of the city affairs, and the mayor's time is all taken with direction of affairs of the city. For this reason and the further fact that no one of these men claims to have any technical training along the lines required there is every reason why a citizens' committee should have charge of the work. This committee should be made up of men of known integrity and ability, a portion of them at least having technical knowledge, and the whole engineering problem should be worked out before any further steps are taken, as the people are in no temper at this time to have another Caddo creek fiasco. All of this preliminary work should be done at once, in view of the imperativeness of the proposed improvements. A joint meeting of the city commission and the citizens should be held at once, and at this time a committee should be appointed to select and agree upon the personnel of a citizen board to take charge of the improvement work. This will not only relieve the present commission of the responsibility, but i also will greatly lessen if not entirely eradicate and dissatisfaction resulting from real or imagined shortcomings in the work. There is no use quibbling over this matter. Let's carry out the original proposition and put the improvements in the hands of the people. T AGREED UPON Russell l'.rowii. food administrator for Carter County, has prepared an agreement which is being signed by the hotel i.:en, restaurant men and druggists of Ardmore. It is to the effcit that they will not serve in excess of two ounces of wheat products per ptison per meal; that only threc pounds of sugar shall be served for cac:i ninety meals; that they will not serve boiled beef in excess ot two meals each week ; that they will not serve beefsteak in excess of one meal per week, between this date and Sept. 15; that boiled heel will be served for the noon meal from 11 o'clock a m. to 3 o'clock p. m.. Tnesdays and Saturdays; that beefsteak shall only be served at the Monday eveni-.g meal between the hours of 5 o'clock and 9 o'clock p. m.; and that roast beef shall only be served at the evening meal on Thursdays, between the hours of 5 o'clock and 9 o'clock p. m. Wh?n form.T agreements were made by the hotel and restaurant men the druggists were not included, but as most of them serve lunches, they are being asked to sign and so far as the petition has been presented to them they are complying with the request. He is also requiring householders to purchase not more than one and one-quarter pounds of clear beef, or one and onc-haif pounds including the bone, per person per week. TEXAS BANKER GETS SENTENCE Of 99 YEARS Austir-. Texas. June 19. The court 01 criminal appeals today af-firmer the trial court in the case of T. 3. Watson, Teague banker, convicted of the murder of John S. Patterson, former state banking commissioner. Watson was awarded 99 years in the penitentiary. Patterson was shot and killed at Teague in 191. after he had posted a notice on the door of the Teague bank closing it because of its alleged insolvent condition. Watson was president of the bank. He claimed he shot in self defense. URUGUAY IS PLANNING TO MAKE LOAN TO ALLIES Washington, Jnne 19. Uruguay is planning to make a loan to the allies, an official report received here today sail. Trade and finance in the South American republic have flourished in the last year in spite ot abnormal conditions caused by the war. The balance of trade in favoi of the nation has caused an influx of gold to an amount hith- crto unknown in the country. REGULATIONS ARE Newspaper of Character OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, THOS. R. MARSHALL 1 RAPS ROOSEVELT VICE-PRESIDENT DECLARES "LADY THEODORA" KNOCKING WAR MANAGEMENT. SPEECH AT INDIANAPOLIS Mr. Marshall Delivers Address Before Indiana State Democrat Convention and Calls on People to Support the President. Indianapolis, Ind., June 19. Support only the Democrat who is whole l.eartedly behind the president and the way he proposes to win the war. Vice-President Thomas K. M .irshall sai l here today in addressing the Indiana slate Democratic convention. The vice-president made his plea for support of :he administration at the close of his address, saying that while he wanted the Democrats to win the cotnirg election, "yet at the risk of being read out of the party," he urged the members in the state to vote against the Democrat "who is not in favor of taking the German language out of the schools and welding into a united people, by the use of a common language, all those who dwell within our borders." As to Republicans. The Republic. m state convention, which was held here a few weeks ago, received much attention from the vice-president, who declared that it had goiie too far in its statements. Mr. Marshall said: "Just what the Republican party means by saying that its purpose is to win the war now. most of us do not understand. What the Democratic party stands for is to win tTic war as soon as it can be won, and it holds that to the speedy winning of it there are thes; essentials; Vindication ot the justice in the cause in which we are engaged; lasting and definite end to be attained he wholehearted, o'isinterestcd, political and patriotic sacrifice of personal ambitions, party preferment atif individi: il success to the object attained, and confidence, absolute confidence, tn the commander-in-chief. "Lady Theodora." Mr. Marshall referred to "I.ady Theodora" during the course of his remarks, saying : "Ladv Theodora being left at home, concluded to take a hand in the war by writing letters to a newspaper in derogation and criticism of the war's management, which newspaper had as its general manager a man wh j wa-, at the declaration of hostilities against the imperial German government, an enemy alien of the United Stai's. and which newspaper had published the Rose Pastor Stokes letter and other seditious documents. "Soni-? men. at least, arc going to object if 'she' is the Republican party, ,v.d if she is going to fight the war in this way through the columns id the Kansas City Star, and notwithstanding her great desire to take c'u.irge of everything, they are going to insist tiiat she shall not be permittrl to dj so earlier than March A 1921, and not then if God and the right prevails." T E HAS BEEN FIXED The farmers, just now. are much interested in the rate they must pay for having their grain threshed, what tfey are going to receive for it and how they are going to secure sa'-ks to carry it to market. The grain elevator man cannot fix a price on wheat no can they supply sacks. The farmers are clamoring ior inform. .tion and Russell Brown, food administrator for Carter cou.ity. has taken the subject ut by wire with ihe government grain corporation, Kansas City, Mo., and expects to get a definite answer before tomorrow morning. As to threshing, the price ha been fixed by the federal food administration of Oklahoma and this is fully set forth in a letter from Judge C. B. Ames, federal food administrator for Oklahoma, to Russell Brown, food administrator for Carter county. Judge Ames tells in his letter who fixes the price and how they arrived at their conclusions after careful examination and study. The letter follows: Maximum Price 17 Cents. ' On Saturday the state council of defense, after conference with a number of farmers and threshermen. fixed a maximum price for threshing wheat at 17 cents where the threshermen furnish everything; 7 cent where the farmer furnishes everything except the threshing crew. 12 cents for bundle grain in (Continued on page 8) HRESHING PRIC JUNE 19, 1918. TURKS SACK AMERICAN HOSPITAL AND U. S MA Y SOON DECLARE WAR WEATHER FORECAST For Ardmore and state at large: Tonight and Thursday, fair. Fast Texas : Tonight and Thuriday, fair. West Texas: Tonight and Thursday, fair. Local Temperature. Maximum temperature yesterday was 106 degree's; minimum last fight was 74 degrees. FOR THIRD TERM Indianapolis, I nil., June 19. Declaring that "the exigencies of the times rail for the renomination and election in 1920 of Woodrow Wilson," Samuel M. Ralston, former governor of Indiana, permanent chairman of the Indiana state Democratic convention here, today fired the delegates and audience with en-thusias.u that brought them to their feet waving flags and cheering. The demonstration lasted fur several minutes. WOMEN AIDES IN WAR STAMP CAMPAIGN MEET TOMORROW AFTERNOON Women workers in the "Over the Top June 28" war savings stamps campaign will meet at Convention Hall at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Mrs. C. L. Anderson, county chairman, and Mrs. II. E. Foster, city chairman, have notified all of their chairmen from the various school districts and wards to be present and women of the city, even though they are not chairmen and have not had a personal invitation to come, are urged to be present. Outlines of the campaign and an appeal to the women to use their best efforts to make the drive a success will be made by Edward Gait, district chairman, and Thomas W. Champion, county chairman. NEGRO ORATOR SPEAKS AT CONVENTION HALL William II. Harrison of Oklahoma City, a negro orator of natiotu wide reputation, will speak on mat ters pertinent to the winning of the) war at Convention Hall tonight. The meeting begins at 8:30 o'clock. Harrison recently spoke at the Baptist Church. Fast Ardmore. anil made such a favorable impression that it was decided to have him speak in Convention Hall tonight in order that white citizens might be given an oppottuuity to hear him. The commute? in charge of the meeting has made special provision for the accommodation of all negroes who may wish to attend, MOTHER OF EDITH CAVEL DIES AT HOME IN ENGLAND London, June 19, via Ottawa. Mrs. Ida Cavdl. mother of the heroic nurse. Edith Cavell. executed by the Germans in Belgium, is dead at her home. I lenley-on-the-Thames at the age of 81. She had been in failing health since the death of h'er daughtri. HOUSTON BOOTLEGGERS GET $8 QT. FOR LIQUOR Houston. Texas, June 19. A number of convictions have been secured n Houston recently of persons charged with bootlegging liquor, but it has been left to a negro who was sentenced to six years in the Penitentiary today for the same offense to tell what prices the liqujr could be sold for. According to testimony brought out during the trwi in criminal district court this negro sold whiky at $rt a quart or Si2 a gallon. OKLAHOMA SOLDIER HURT IN A WRECK Waco. Texa June 19. Thirty-four soldiers and three trainmen' fere injuied. some seriously, when a Cotton Belt tioop train was de- t-j j i i. . i -t ( noon sexen mile east of Waco. The wreck was caused by a sun-kink in the rails which was not discovered by the engineer in time to stop the train. Among the seriously injured is Com. Daniel McNeill, Law ton, Okla. " NO. 256. OTTOMAN ALLIES NO RESPECT Washington, June 19. Sacking of the American hospital at Tabriz, Persia, and seizing of the American and British consulates there by invading Turkish troops was reported to the state department today by the American minister at Teherin. If the report as it reached the minister is officially confirmed, the outrages may be considered an act of war and settle the long pending question of whether the Ottoman allies of Germany should be formally listed among America's enemies. According to today's dispatch, the Turks sacked the hospital over the protest of the Spanish consul, in charge as representative of American interests, and defiance of the flag flying over the building. Washington, June 19. Many American doctors and nurses have been stationed at the Tabriz hospital, but for several months the situation has been so serious that the force 1 as been greatly reduced, and a few days ago it was reported to the state department that the last American had gone. According to the best information obtainable here the Turkish forces about Tabriz is small, not exceeding a few thousand at most. A Britisi. force is operating not far south of Tabriz. ON WEST FRONT. Standing firmly before the war-stricken city of Rheims, the French have checked a new German drive launched last night, five days after the offensive on the Montdidier-N'oyon line came to a halt. In the fighting the active battle front has been extended to a point five miles southeast of the cathedral citv. VOL. 25. South Americans Are Expected to Train In U. S. Paris, June 19. (I lavas agency) Premier Clemenceau's newspaper, L'Homme Libre, says advices have been receiv-ccived from Washington that a plan is under way for training troops of South American republics in the United States. Washington, June 19. Training in the United States of troops of some western nation or nations also at war with Gerinrinv is under consideration, Austria Quivers As Bread Supply Fast Disappears BULLETIN, 1:49 P. M. Washington, June 19. Austria's grave food situation coupled with the apparent failure of the new offensive against Italy, is exciting pessimistic comment in the Vienna press. An official dispatch today, from Zurich, ouotes the Arbciter Zei-tung of Vienna as saying: "The situation will be still mor. serious in Vienna when the sanguinary defeat of the imperial forces on the Italian front becomes known." Austria's grain supplies have completely run out and such food of this nature she is getting is coming from what Germany has allotted to her from the Uraiiiian supplies, a Copenhagen dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company indicates. Shall IK Work 0m Tk Ardlmcr Hotel Stop Now? Ardmore is confronted with a serious situation today and unless immediate steps are taken to provide the funds work on the new hotel will cease tomorrow. A mass meeting has been called for the Chamber of Commerce for tomorrow (Thursday) night at 8 :30 o'clock, for the purpose of deciding whether the work shall proceed or stop. This is a matter of first consideration for everyone and no person who has Ardmore interests should fail to be present and participate. We Can Help You Help Yourself GUARWTY STATE DANK. Of Ardmore. Not Too Large fur Small Business. EIGHT PAGES TODAY OF KAISER SHOW TO HUMANE PLEAS At 6 o'clock Tuesday morning, the German artillery began a heavy bombardment between Vrigny, west of Khuius, to the village of La Pomelle on the north bank of the Vesle river, east of that city. Three hours later, the Teutonic infantry stormed out of their trenches l begin the assault. According to the official statement issued at Paris the Get "tans were nowhere successful in their attempts to enter the French lines, being repulsed with heavy losses. The front over which the new attack was launched is approximately fourteen miles in length. It has been expected t tt u t the Germans would sooner or later attempt to straighten out their lines in this region because the close of the Aisne offensive left the allies in a favorable position along the front from the Marne east to the Chateau Thierry, on to the region of Tbions. They are able to quickly concentrate their forces on either side of their angle having its apex at Rheims. The ground over which the Germans are attacking west of Rheims is rather high and irregular. To the north of the city it is more level and to the east, the French being between the enemy and the Vesle river, would be operating at a disadvantage were it not for wooded hills which they hold on each side of the village of La Pompelle. The connection between this assault and the one delivered between Montdidir and Noyon last week is rather difficult to trace, except that at straightening of the line would be of advantage to the foe. an, the war department is preparing to ask congress for an appropriation to cover such activity. At the department today it was said that the project has not t 'ached the point where any particular nation bad been approached in this connection, but that it was thought wise to have the necessary funds available in case a favorable decision was reached while congress was in rcress. This message quotes an interview with l!orr Paul, the Austrian food minister, obtained by the Berlin Tageblatt, in which the ministet said t!ic recent reduction in the Austrian bread ration was due to insufficient supplies from Bessarabia and Hungary. The entire 1917 harvest from these sources had been distributed and consumed, the minister stated, and the K.inianian harvest had also been used up. The supplies exported from the Ukraine were very unsatisfactory in quantity, while the agreement made with (.crmany several months ago had bin altered. Germany taking over the entire distribution of the Ukrainian supplies. Herr I'aul arrived in Berlin Tue-day, the message adds, to confer with the military authorities.

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