Norman Daily Independent. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 24, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 30, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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NORMAN DAILY INDEPENDENT.
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1909.
Will Lecture at Opera House at Night;
Under Auspices of University Y-M.
0.A-—No Admission Charged.
SUCCESSOR TO HENRY BEEOHER
An Orator and Author of Considerable
Renown—An Unusually Rare Treat
—Public Urgently Invited-
Rev. Newell Dwight Hillis, one of
She greatest living preachers ?n the
United States, an author of wide re-
nown, and a man of one of the most
commanding influences in the world,
will lecture at the opera hen;.' to-
morow night under the auspi.o of
the Y. M. C. A. of the University.
Every citizen of Norman is urgently
Invited. There will be no admission.
Rev. Hillis has written some of
ihe most inspiring books in our li-
braries. He has a sort of a soft, easv
style, arid his words never fail to
please and charm. He is a Presby-
terian and succeeds Henry Ward
Beecher as pastor of the Brooklin
Tabernacle at Brooklin, New York.
He is also a great orator. His ap-
pearance here will be a rare treat,
and every citizen of this city ought
to be out to hear him. Remember, he
will lecture at the opera house to-
tnorow night and there will be no
Chief Of Forest Service
EASY TO CHANGE NAMES.
If Representative Maris's Bill Should
Become a Law.
Guthrie, Okla., Jan. 30.—(Special.)
A bill defining the method by which
a citizen of the state might change
his name was introduced today by
Representative Maris, created some
Under its provision the district
court is given jurisdiction over su< h
srases. Any person having been a
resident of the state for one or
more may make applicat-or. to the
jndge of the district court in the
to*mty where he resides, stating that
Se desires to change his name, giv-
cng his own name and the names of
his wife and minor children. The
judge of the district court shall then
give a hearing to the applicant and
if it appears to the court that there
sufficient reason for changing the
name of the applicant, the change of
cognomen shall be ordered for the
applicant, his wife and all minor
"The tax ferret law is bringing
forth some very funny things these
Yes, indeed. It is for one thing
showing how ignorant some folks,
otherwise known as editors, are about
the public's needs and desires. It
likewise is showing how utterly void
these same folks are of anything like
a knowledge of what constitutes jus-
tice towards the public and the indi-
"Statesmen change their minds and
the tax dodgers are sure that a cruel
law has been imposed by forcing
them to render their property for
Mr. Merchant, Mr. Business Man,
what do you thin of your being so
characterized by the writer in the
Democrat-Topic of this week? We
say writer instead of editor because
we have serious doubts if the edi-
| tors would have the courage to say
I such a thing. They allowed it to be
! printed, however, and that is equiv-
alent to saying it, only we do not
| want to give them the credit of au-
j thorship because their capacity to
think might make us out liars.
But returning to the substance of
that bright remark just quoted. You
| business men who went to Guthrie a
! few days ago and helped launch a
j vigorous campaign for the repeal of
. the tax ferret law, how do you feel
Abolition of Training Schools In Missouri
Valley League May Out Oklahoma
Out of Their Class-
MAY BE THEY ARE AFRAID OF US
Their Time to Come Down Here to Play-
Oklahoma's Showing Last Year Makes
Them Feel Uucomfortable-
Mr. Gifford Plnchot is chief of the government forest service and also
chairman of the National Conservation commission, recently appointed by
the president to study means for the conservation of our natural resources.
It has been rumored that Mr. Pincbot will succeed James Wilson of Iowa as
secretary of agriculture in Taft's cabinet.
Because Kansas University will
abolish the training table next fall,
the football teams of that school and
the University will probably not
play their annual game this year. It
has been reported that all the schools
in the Missouri valley will abolish
the training tables on account of so
many of the schools being unable to
meet so large an expense. Kansas
must sacrifice a game and as Okla-
homa is not a member of the Mis-
souri valley, it is safe to say that she
will be eliminated. However, General
Manager Bennie Owen of the Uni-
versity, has failed yet to receive any
word from the Kansas university
management about the matter.
It is generally thought, also, that
Kansas does not want to play the
University very badly any more. It
is their time to come down here next
year and they are afraid of getting
beaten. All, save one, of Oklahoma's
team will be back next year and the
showing made by the team this year
is thought to have alarmed the Jay-
hawkers and they will take advant-
age of this excuse of abolishing the
training table to get out of playing
Oklahoma any more, for a while at
If the Kansas game is not schedul-
ed the University of Colorado will
be played. The latter has been writ-
ing for a game for several months,
and as their reputation is about equal
to that of the Kansas team, the game
would be desirable.
(Continued on page 6.)
PROF- STURGIS MAKES HIT.
Last week's Ringwood Lead-
er, in commeting on the meet-
ing- of the Major County Ecjuca-
tionial Association has the fol-
Prof. J. W. Sturgis of the
State university, was present
throughout the session and con-
tributed much to the profit of
of the occasion by giving many
helping points gained from his
extended experience in educa-
tional work. His lecture at the
Methodist church Friday night
on "The preparation of the
World for Christianity," was
thoroughly enjoyed by a good
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Danner, V. E. Norman Daily Independent. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 24, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 30, 1909, newspaper, January 30, 1909; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc106706/m1/1/: accessed September 18, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.