Norman Daily Independent. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 32, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 9, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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NORMAN DAILY INDEPENDENT.
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1909.
DR. J. C. MAHR, STATE COM-
MISSIONER OF HEALTH, IS-
SUES SOLEMN WARNING,
SETTING FORTH DISEAS-
ED CONDITION EXIST-
ING AMONG COWS OF
IES. BODES ILL
STIRS UP COWMEN IN
Ninety-four Children Under One Year
OTd Died Last November From
Tuberculosis, Due, He Says, to
Effected Milk Given Them for
Nourishment.—If This Hap-
pened During November,
What Will Be the Re-
sult During the Coming
Much of the Milk
Sold by Okla-
W Ury, and
What will be the death toll levied
rm the babies of Oklahoma, during
Jhe sumer months but a short time
distant, because of impure milk?
This is the question suggested in a
recent communication of Dr. J. C.
Mahr, state commissioner of health,
io the newspapers of the state in sub-
mitting to them the first bi-ennial re-
port of the health department of the
In . his communication Dr. Mahr
caU particular attention to the high
rate of mortality among children un-
der one year of age and attributes
conditions in the main to the de-
fective article of food furnished by
the milk on sale in Oklahoma.
"The report of the dairy inspector
is especialy interesting and shows
thai there is tuberculosis with the
cow. and among the deaths reported
fur 5he month of November you will
observe that ninety-four were child-
ren cinder one year of age.
"Now we all know that children of
that age are entirely dependent upon
milk for their nourishment, and if we
have ninety-four deaths in November
arbat will we have in June, July and
"What will the effect be of unsani-
tary milk, adulterated and possibly,
milk from a tuberculosis cow? Furth-
ermore, this has caused the dairy
state association to recommend to
ihe legislature that means be taken
to require all dairy cows shipped, in-
to the state to first undergo the tub-
Brief Exercises at University Chapel In Morning, Follow-
ed By Public Exercises at Opera House-Addresses
By Ex-Chief Justice R. L. Williams and Governor
0. N. Haskell—Special Invitation Extended
Oitizens of Norman and Surrounding
Country To Be Present-Members
of Confederate Veterns and & A
R to Occupy Seats of Honor
of America's Great
The State University at Norman
will celebrate the centennial anni-
versary of Lincoln's birthday next
Friday, January 12th, by brief exer-
cises at the University chapel at 9
o'clock, during which President A.
Grant Evans will unveil a bust of
Abraham Lincoln and dedicate a
memorial tablet. The bust is a pres-
ent to the University from President
Evans. At 10 o'clock the faculty and
students will form in procession in
front of the library building and,
headed by the band, march down to
the opera house where, at 10:30 the
Lincoln memorial exercises will be-
The following is the program:
Introductory remarks — President
A. Grant Evans.
Invocation—Rev. F. M. Alexander.
Address—Hon. R. L. Williams,
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Brief Address—Gov. C. N. Haskell.
Song, America—By audience, led
The exercises at the opera house
are of a public character. The citi-
zens of Norman and the surrounding
country are invited to be present.
The members of the Confederate
Veterans and the G. A. R. living in
this vicinity are especially invited to
be present as honored guests and will
occupy the front seats in the body
of the opera house. It is hoped that
since the Governor has declared this
I day a legal holiday everybody will
pay due honor to the memory of
Abraham Lincoln by attending these
memorial services at the opera house.
Claims That Nick Gavoles Agreed To Pay It If He Would
Close Up His Show-Morgan Closed Show and Now
Nick Says "Nit"-Suit B rought by Seawell Ends
In Being Dismissed, Followed by the Filing
of Another One of a Similar Nature-A
Badly Mixed Up Affair Getting
''Worser and Worser" Every
Day- "Just Who Is and
Who Isn't" Is the
Norman's picture theatres and their
managers are the most talked of
things and personages in the city
just now. A little over a week ago
the Dreamland closed its doors and
forthwith a suit for foreclosure on a
picture machine was filed.
When Mr. Morgan closed the
Dreamland it was whispered about
(Continued on page 8.)
OF ALL LANDS GIVES SOME
IDEA WHAT THEY ARE
WORTH AND THE PUR-
POSE FOR WHICH THEY
WERE GRANTED THE
AS TO JUST WHAT
DISPOSITION TO «
BE MADE OF i '
LANDS TO BE SOLD
ACC0RDINQ TO PLAN
What Lands Are to be Sold by the
New Bill.—The Amount of New
College Lands and the Failure
of the Enabling Act to Desig-
nate What Might Be Done
With the Proceeds Result-
ing From Their Sale in
the Event Such Should
Be Done.—Will Be
as Fast as
Now that the legislature is engros-
sed in the consideration of a bill pro-
viding for the sale of a portion of
the school lands in Oklahoma, the
following information from State
Superintendent Cameron's report will
be of interest in the consideration of
this important public question.
In brief Mr. Cameron refers to the
school lands and their value as fol-
"The reserved public lands of the
State of Oklahoma divided into their
proper classifications, are as follows:
Common school lands (Sec. 16 and
Common school indemnity lands
College lands (Sec. 13) 279.092.23.
Public building lands (Sec. 33)
Greer county (Sec. 13) 42,914.88.
Greer county (Sec. 33) 41,619.21.
Total 2,050,375.94. , .
"If we put the common school ,
lands and the indemnity school lands
together we will have 1,413,083.23 i
acres. These, at- $20 an acre, are worth ,
$28,276,808.00. • :
"If vye put the college lands and .
the Greer county (Section 13) lands
together* we -will have, of college .
lands, 322,007.11 acres. These college
lands at $20-'per acre are worth
"When we put the public build-
ing lands and Greer county (Section
33) together, we have 314,065.60
acres. These public building lands, at
$20 per acre, are worth $6,281,310.00."
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Danner, V. E. Norman Daily Independent. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 32, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 9, 1909, newspaper, February 9, 1909; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc106714/m1/1/: accessed August 3, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.