Cleveland County Enterprise (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 27, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 2, 1919 Page: 4 of 8
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CLEVELAND COUNTY fSNIXRPIilSE, NORMAN, OKLAHOMA
JUDGE SWANK WILL SALVATION ARMY
NOT BE CANDIDATE AND WORKING MEN
Notwithstanding the fact that He
had been given assurances of the
warmest kind of support from every
connty in the Fifth Congressional dis-
trict, and that by letter and word of
mnuth. he has been urged to make
the race, Judge F. B. Swank has def-
initely determined not to be a candi-
date for the democratic nomination
for congress made vacant by the
death of Congressman J. B. Thomp-
son. He made this decision on Fri-
day evening, after due deliberation of
the pros and cons, and it is irrcvok-
His principal reason for declining
is that he is a poor man and not
financially able to make such a cam-
paign as would need to be made to
secure the nomination and election,
ant! that even if nominated and elect-
ed (which, by the way, he feels con-
fident he would be), the expenses of
the position would eat up the salary.
It is really getting so that a congress-
man has to have an income in addi-
tion to his salary to keep up his end
in Washington, and that income Mr.
Swajok does not enjoy.
Another reason is that Judge
Swank is making a most enviable rec-
ord as judge and is in love with that
work. lie has the judicial temper-
ament and the work suits hint much
better than would that of congress-
man. Besides while the salary is not
large as that of congressman, he
can live at home, where expenses are
not nearly as heavy.
The decision of Judge Swank will
be a great disappointment to his
many friends and admirers in the
Fifth district, who feel sure he would
liave secured the nomination and elec-
tion and would have made an ideal
congressman, but at the same time
they realize that his reasons for de-
clining are excellent ones.
Served Lunch at
The Runya nSale
A half dozen of the ladies of the
Patrons' club of the Fast Side
schools went to the M. < . Runyan
.sale on Tuesday and served lunch to
the hungry buyers, making some-
thing like $23. Those who went
were Mrs. R.E.Clement, Mrs.Ben Bar-
hour, Mrs. Joe Vincent, Mrs. G. L.
Vanderpool, Mrs. Fannie McCaleb,
Mrs. I lyde Pickard and Mrs. M. F.
WcFarbvnd, and they all enjoyed the
outing. The money the club raises
hy this and other means is to be
nsed to purchase books for a library
~ti\ the schools under the 8th grade.
There will be a meeting of the
club at the jefferson building on Fri-
day afternoon at 4 o'clock, at which
time it is hoped all members will be
There was a fair crowd at the sale
and property brought good pro v
Working men's hotels are estab-
lished in all large cities by the Salva-
tion Army as the need for them be-
come apparent. Even in days of post
war prosperity many men find them-
selves in financial difficulties. It is
the aim of the Salvation Army to
catch men who are out of work that
they may be deterred from falling
below the unemployed class. Men
who are on the road to becoming
bums are helped up.
in working men's hotels the Salva-
tion Army gives the unemployed
man or the otie who is making but
a small sum of money a clean warm
room for a nominal price. If the
worker has not the price lu- gets the
room anyway. Nearly 1,000,000 beds
were supplied last year to men who
were dowti on the road to being
The Salvation Army slogan in
dealing with such men is:
"A man may be down but he is
The worker who is last losing self
respect is lifted up and taught that
lie has a place in the world, lie is
given a chance to bathe and get food,
the employment service finds him a
job, lie is invited to attend religious
service in the Salvation Army hall.
Old men who are rapidly becoming
useless in the lines of work they have
followed for a life time are sent to
industrial hotels where th<*y areuiv
en board and room wnile learning
some work adapted to their strength
Senator Heed's Meeting: Mr. and
Mrs. W. N. Rucker attended the
meeting at Oklahoma City on Tues-
day night to hear Senator Reed of
Missouri- on the I.eague of Nations.
They report that the Overholser
opera house was crowded to its very
doors, hundreds being unable to gain
admittance to the building and hun-
dreds standing during the entire two
hour's talk. Mr. Rucker says the
audience went wild with enthusiasm,
especially when the senator roasted
Mayor Walton for that gentleman's
attempts to keep him from talking.
"OPEN SEASON" FOR
It was amusing to see the unanimi-
ty with which chicken owners acted
on Tuesday evening as soon the they
read the Transcript, herding their
away from the clutches of the chicken
fowls and getting them under cover
eaters, and it is very probable you
will not find many chickens running
at largs in Norman today.
A member of the city council
which passed tiv ordinance some
eight years ago said to the Transcript
man today: "That is exactly what the
council meant when they passed the
ordinance, viz: To make the chick-
ens outlaws, with every hand against
them and no prosecutions to be made
against those who killed and ate
them. Chicken owners who allow
their fowls to run at large canot ex-
pect much redress in the courts if
their neighbors kill and eat the birds."
Seems as if this is one method of
dealing with the situation that will
prove effective. Persons who have
no chickens can in this manner re-
duce the High Cost of Living quite
TAXES ARE RAISED
BY HARD TIMES
E. B. Kimberlin
Stylish and Durable Clothing
For Men and Young Men
EAST MAIN STREET
Vicars & Beaird
FLOUR, FEED AND MEAL
We pay highest prices for poultry
Courteous treatment and
FORM SOONER CLUB
Oklahoma graduates with the Mar-
land interests at l'onca City have
organized an Oklahoma club. Mem-
bers at present are Fritz Aurin. Or-
val Bassett, Chester Westfall, Fred
C. Corwin, W. A. Moncrief. S. R.
Sheldon, F. Park Geyer, G. G. Shal-
lenger, James Ball, Robert L. Ueard,
Wm. Clark. Elmer Capshaw, Frank
Parsons, Wm. G. Blanchard, David
M. Logan, F. C. Hyde, Ralph B.
Shead, Richard Dannengberg and
Everett C. Parker.
prompt Service. Try us.
320 E. Main. Phone 194
Visit our Patlie Conservatory.
An instrument which duplicates
j the voices and music of the best
Meyer & Meyer
Call ana see the Round Oak
Moistair system of heating be-
fore placing your order for heat
in your new home. Get the il-
lustrated Moistair book on home
and it may save you much time
George Miller went to Purcell and
Wayne Saturday morning on busi-
Mr. A. C. Thompson of Quhicy,
III., and Mr. George Thompson of
Chicago, III., came in Saturday morn-
iug and will visit Mr. and Mr*. D
W. Gooding for several weeks. Mr.
Thompson is a brother of Mrs. Good-
Jas. D. Maguire
EYT : \ I HI: i N HARDWARE
D : : bandar:?
(CuTTtii? EDGE TO > .<■
2 LOCKS <\ND UTjiI DERS' HARDWARE
CHARTER "■ < iTGVES AND RANGES
OmVER PLOWS AND CULTIVATORS
BAIN WAGONS, ANCHOR BUGGIES
DEERING MOWER AND BINDERS
BLACKHAWK AND LEVER LISTERS
BLACKHAWK AND LIVER LISTE RS
ALWOOD HOG FENCING, BARBED WIRE
AND GENERAL HARDWARE
ySft X-i *>/£.'
13 cents a package
r enjoyment of Camels will be very great
bixaus ' their refreshing flavor and fragrance
and mellowness is so enticingly different. You
never tasted such a cigarette! Bite is elimi-
nated and there is a cheerful absence of any
unpleasant cigaretty after-taste or any un-
pleasant cigaretty odor!
Camels are made of an expert blend of choice
Turkish and choice Domestic tobaccos and are
smooth and mild, but have that desirable full-
body and certainly hand out satisfaction in
generous measure. You will prefer this Camel
blend to either kind of tobacco smoked straight!
led vacka,lra of 20
ten packagea (200
We at ron $ly
for the h
when you traveJ
m otlice aupply
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CC
Winston-Salem, N. C.
GENERAL REPAIR WORK
Car Tops a Specialty
G. W. Polk
125 East Gray
For Real Bargains
United Sales Co.
EVERYTHING TO READ
Barker Lumber Co.
Everything in building material.
Give Camels the stiffest tryout, then
compare them with any cigarette in
the world at any price for quality,
flavor, satisfaction. No matter
how liberally you smoke
Camels they will not tire
Velie and Case Cars, Trucks and
Also good second hand Reo and
Dodge cars for sale.
J. L. FOREE, Mgr.
Kodak Films developed FREE
Prints 2c to 4c each
Fine photos at one half price
Over Reed & Fosters drug store
E. C. Green
For First Class Work
Star Shoe Shop
110 N. Peters
Edison Phonographs, Victor
Talking Machines and records
REED & FOSTER
Drugs, Wall Paper, Oils, Glass
Fancy and Toilet Articles
We Want Your Business
Minnetonka Lbr. Co.
Phone 51. C. W. Vaughn, Mgr.
We have got it, We will
get it, or it is not made.
Just installed Gasoline and
Motor Oil Station.
Country Drives a Specialty
Phones 645-201 W Mani
When you want a vulcaniznig job
done that will stay vulcanized let
us do it. All we ask is one trial.
We handle REAL Tires
Klein Tire Co-
230 E. Main
M. F. Fischer & Son
Plumbing and Steam Fitting
Estimates furnished on steam
and power plants.
Pneumatic water and acetylene
plants for rural homes.
ARE THE BEST
Kodak Films in at 9 out at 5:30
■<"' —iniring of
Or for a good used car come to
Minteer Motor Co.
Burden Is Lightest in uummunl-
ties Boasting Live and Thriv-
FARMER FEELS THE EFFECT
la Inclined to Forget, at Time*, That
He Is Most Vitally Interested In
Prosperity of Near-by
(Copyright, 1917, Western Newspaper Union.)
Taxes are always heavy—to the man
who has to pay them—but taxes in
some communities are much higher
than In others. If you have ever
stopped to Investigate the matter you
have discovered that the lowest taxes
are found in the most prosperous com-
munities. And there's a reason.
The prosperous community has thel
lowest taxes because there Is a large
amount of wealth in the community
against which the taxes may be as-
sessed. There are prosperous mer-
chants with large stocks of goods up-
on which taxes are levied. Property
values are high and there are thriving
industries which pay a large propor-
tion of the taxes.
The higher the property values and
the greater the wealth of the commu-
nity the lower are the tax levies, for a
lower tax on each hundred dollars of
valuation is required to produce the
necessary revenue for the administra-
tion of the city and county govern-
Other Taxes Are Raised.
On the other hand, take a dead town.
Property values are low. Merchants'
stocks are small and they have little
money in the bank. Industries which
ordinarily pay a large part of the taxes
of a community have closed down.
There aro vacant store buildings which
were formerly filled with stocks of
merchandise upon which the owners
paid heavy taxes. Who pays the taxes
that were once paid by the mechants,
the manufacturers, the bankers and
the men who had large holdings of
high-priced property! The taxes to
conduct the city aMl county govern-
ments, to maintain the schools, to build
and repair the roads must be collect-
ed from someone. Who pays them?
The maa who owns his little home or
the vacant lot or two upon which he
has been planning to build his home
must pay double or triple the amount
which he paid ill tiie times when the
town was prosperous, to make up for
the taxes which are not paid now by
the merchants, the bankers, the manu-
facturers and :hc big property owners
who bore the heaviest burdens of tax-
ation when tiues were good.
The farmers in the couhtry sur-
rounding the town are also among the
heaviest sufferers from the ebbing of
the town's prosperity. A certain
amount of money must be raised by
taxation to provide for the expenses
of the county. Hoads must be built
and kept in repair. Bridges must be
built and maintained. Salaries of
county officers must be paid. County
institutions for the care of the sick
and the poor must be maintained. In
counties which contain ' one or more
thriving towns, a large proportion of
the taxes for the county are paid by
the towns. The greater the wealth
of the towns and the higher the prop-
erty valuations, the lower the tax levy
for the entire county. When the tax
levy is low the burden placed upon the
farmer is light.
Burden Falls on Farmer.
When the county contains no pros-
perous and wealthy towns, the greater
part of the burden of taxation for the
county falls upon the farmer. The
value of the farmer's property does not
fall in proportion to the value of the
property in the town and the higher
tax levy that results from the lower
property values in the towns makes
his taxes higher.
The farmer forgets at times that he
Is vitally interested in the prosperity
of "liis town." He thinks that it is up
to the town to take care of itself and
that it is up to him to take care of
himself and he overlooks that fact that
the prosperity of the town means as
much to him as it does to those who
live In it. The farmer who Is inclined
to overlook this faijt has only to think
of the matter of taxes and he Is likely
to change his point of view for taxes
are one thing that neither he nor any-
one else can escape, and they are one
thing in which the farmer ordinarily
takes a very lively interest.
How Farmer Can Help.
There is just one way in which the
farmer can best promote prosperity in
the town near which he lives and that
is by spending his money in that town
Instead of sending it away to the far-
distant city. Every time the farmer
sends an order to a mail order house
he helps to destroy the prosperity of
his own community and to boost his
owu taxes. When he sends a dollar
away from home he gets none of it
back. When he spends a dollar at
home, a part of that dollar comes back
to him In some way. It helps the town
where it Is spent to provide a profit-
able market for ills products and it
helps the town pay a large part of his
The farmer is the one man In the
community, above all others, who
should have no love for the mail order
houses for they are doing more to add
to his troubles tliuu any other one
Oklahoma Gas &
LIGHT, HEAT and POWER
Norman Music Co.
Direct Factory Representatives
Waltham Piano Company
Manufacturers, Milwaukee, Wia.
0. C. Banks
LIVERY AND BAr-rlArlu
101 East Main '
^he Bank where you
Feel at Home
Oldest and Largest in C" vjlano
We arc offering all t 'ed Y •
at greatly reduced i- t0—
124 1-2 East Main Street
M. Z. Anderson
THE BEST DRY GOODS ANB
GROCERIES AT LOWEST
For your Hardware, Wagons,
Buggies, Harness E-Z fit collars.
New Improved Chevrolet tour-
Nolan & Martin
When you want accessories wily
run all over town. We have the
most complete line of accessories
and parts in Norman. We solicit
For Everything in Styles
Fleharty & Co.
PLUMBING AND HEATING
All Work Guaranteed
We repair, rcwiiu' nr rebuild
Electric Motors. Starters and
Generators. Machine ^-ork,
forge work and Actylene Weld-
Norman Machine and
113 So. Peter
The Green I
For Sodas and Sweets
A fuli line of fresh chocolates
Your patronage solicited and
Powell & Madden, Props,
FOR OLD AND NEW
Call in and See
West Main Street
J. A. Mclntire
Livery and Garage
West Main Street
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