Norman Daily Independent. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 42, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 20, 1909 Page: 3 of 8
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10.00 IN GOLD?
because They Count 500 Votes For Every Dollar Turned
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nts ami Oils.
RULES OF THE CONTEST:
1. Announcement—Tnis Piano and
Popular Voting Conest will be con-
ducted on strictly honest business
principles, with perfect justice and
fairness to all concerned.
2. Prizes—The first prize shall be
a fine first class Baldwin piano,
valued at $4(10. Many other valuable
and useful prizes will be given.
3. Candidates—Any young lady,
married or single, in this and adjoin-
ing counties is eligible to a place in
the Contest. 1 lie most popular lady
•is the one who shall receive the
most votes; to her shall be awarded
the beautiful Upright Piano. Other
candidates to receive their choice of
prizes in order, according to their
standing of votes.
4. Tie in Votes—In case of a tie,
the value of the prizes will be equal-
ly divided, or a like prize granted to
5. Classes of Votes— I lie votes are
issued in coupons of the following
New Subscription, 500 for $1.00
Advertising 500 for $1,00
Want Ads, 200 for 25c
5-year subseriptons 5,000 for..$5.00
Right is reserved to add additional
classes of votes, and other publica-
tions, also to change or modify these
rules and regulations as necessity
6. General Instructions—Names of
Contestants will be printed in order
according to standing and amount
of their votes published regularly
after first count is made.
During first 60 days no candidates
will be permitted to cast over 5,000
Subscription Votes during any one
week. Advertising, Merchants' or
1'ree Paper Coupon Votes can be
voted in any quantity and at any
Votes will not be allowed on sub-
scriptions at less than regular price
of the paper.
\ otes once deposited in ballot box
cannot be transferred to another.
1 ostmasters and Agents' commis-
sions are to be suspended during the
No contestant will be allowed to
take more than one of the Extra
Specal prizes that we may offer from
time to time.
I he publishers are not to tell
whom anyone votes for, except in
case of alleged error or irregularity.
All candidates are requested to
send us a cabinet size photograph
for publication as soon as conveni-
Make up your mind who you want
to vote for, before coming to the of-
fice as the editor will positively not
decide the matter for you.
Contestants should keep a list of
their votes turned in each week, and
see that Publisher's figures verify it.
All coupons should be placed in
envelopes with name* of contestants
written plainly thereon.
J-ree 20 Vote Coupons will be pub-
lished in this paper during first 60
'lays ot contest and can be voted
without cost for any contestant.
•An Awarding Committee of three
ot the best lnisines men are to be ap-
pointed to make final count and dis-
tribution of prizes.
Contest to run not less than 90
days; the date of closing will be
announced about thirty days in ad-
The contest will close at four
o'clock on the date to be announced
later. J wo weeks previous to date of
closing, the Judges are to take the
ballot box, carefully locked and seal-
ed. to the Bank announced, where it
will be kept on a table in front win-
dow during business hours, and in
the vault at night until close of the
contest, when the Awarding Com-
mittee takes charge and makes the
During the last two weeks all vot-
ing must be done in the locked box
at the bank. If secrecy in voting is
desired, place your cash subscrip-
tiens together with other Votes and
name of contestant on same, and de-
posit in ballot box. Envelopes and
subscrption blanks will be furnished
for this purpose. The strict compli-
ance with these rules guarantee a
fair and square deal to all concerned.
$11.50 Acme Washing Machine, Given by
Nolan & Martin
Hardware and Implements of all kinds
Three Special Prizes To Be
The Norman Daily Independent
To be Announced Later
Giving Them Away
The above merchants in Norman are giving-FREE
25 votes with each $1.00 cash purchase at their stores.
Ask for them and then cast the votes for some girl on
the list. or are not doing the square thing by your
own or your neighbor's daughter if you do not get the
merchants coupons to which you are entitled, and pre-
sent them to her, or cast them yourself at our office.
Help the girl.
;rchants on account of giving
endent will remain the same.
ALL VOTES ARE FREE
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Danner, V. E. Norman Daily Independent. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 42, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 20, 1909, newspaper, February 20, 1909; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc106724/m1/3/: accessed July 29, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.