The Oklahoma Weekly (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 24, 1921 Page: 1 of 4
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HE OKLAHOMA WEEKLY
THE OKLAHOMA WEEKLY, NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY. FEBRUAK\ 24, 1921.
IN TRACK MEET MAY 10
rst-Year Men Will Complete in
|Meets at Their Own Schools; Re-
sults to be Compared.
Moussa Wins Out
In State Contest
Ties With Frank Watson in First
Count; Will Contest Other Col-
leges at Tulsa.
Instructions governing the first Mis
uri Valley track and field meet for
eshman to be held May 11 simultane-
isly in all the schools in the Valley
ere received from Coach Rider, Wash-
'gt5h University, Tuesday, by Ben G.
wen, director of Sooner athletics.
The rules specify that the meet shall
|j J*e'd under the Missouri Valley rules
•1th the same events and the points to
counted the same as under Valley
|ual meets. The preliminaries will be
utN off on Thursday, May 10, in such
[vents as have more than four men en-
Three watches will be used by exper-
n*d timers and the time will be count-
d from the watch with the slowest re-
[ord. In case two watches are agreed
|he time shall be considered from the
wo. The entries in the runs may run
gainst time or in competition with other
On'y men with freshman rank who
ia*e had less than a year's residence in
he institution they represent shall be
Eligible to compete in this meet. Re-
cords of the various events will be care-
fully tabulated and mailed to A. E.
Eiler, of the Piker coaching staff, St.
.o*ris. It was first proposed to wire
n the results, making a telegraphic
•nejt, but that plan was abandoned.
A suitable trophy not to exceed $25
n value will be awarded to the team
winning the highest number of points
in the meet. The cost of the trophy and
wli#tever expense is incurred in conduct-
ing the meet shall be divided equally
between the institutions competing.
SENIORS MEET TO
In a closely fought contest Anniece
Moussa, literary sophomore, Krebs,
won the annual oratory contest here
yesterday afternoon, and will represent
the university in the state college con-
tests at Tulsa this spring. His speech
was "The Americanization of Our For
Frank Watson, literary sophomore,
McAlester, tied for first in the prelim-
nary count, but when the judges reduc
ed the grading to percentages he lost by
a scant margin. According to Josh Lee
debate coach, Watson seemed to win in
delivery while Moussa excelled in |
thought and composition, although no
separate grades were given on these
points. His address was on "Patriotism
Donald E. Schooler, literary fresh-
man, Oklahoma City, took third with an
oration on "The Uncrowned Queen."
W. D. Pierson, junior law, Nowata, with
"The Strike—A Menace to Civilization,"
tied C. Guy Brown, literary sophomore,
Grandfield, who gave "Oklahoma" as his
address, for fourth place.
Other contestants were Eugene Bar-
ney, literary sophomore, Custer City,
Paul Cul'en, literary sophomore, Ros-
well, N. M., W. B. Ragan, literary jun-
SIX SOONERS TO MAKE
I G. MEETSATURDAY
Captain Vahlbert, Cobb, Clift, and
Griffin Leave Tomorrow; Two
More Will Probably Go.
Sooners To Invade Stillwater For
Second Match; Luster Goes With
Team; Leaves Friday Morning.
Four or six Sooner track men will
leave tomorrow for Kansas City, where
they will represent the University of
Oklahoma in the Kansas City Athletic
association indoor meet to be held in
convention hall in the Missouri city
Saturday night, Feb. 26, Coach Grover
C. Jacobsen announced yesterday.
The K. C. A. C. meet is held annually
and is the indoor track classic of the
middle west. It is an invitation meet
and open to all comers. Four Oklahoma
tracksters have been chosen to compete
in the meet Saturday night and two
more will be added to the roster. The
following men will run: Cobb, ('00 yard J , .
run; Griffin, 100 yard dash; Clift, 440 pounds; Armor, 135 pounds; Wales,
yard dash and Captain Vahlberg, in the — • fnnoer 1/5 nounds; Coc
1000 yard event. Coach Jacobsen will
make the trip with the Sooner track ag-
The Sooner wrestling team will leave
Friday morning, Feb. 25, for Stillwater,
where they will tangle with the Okla-
homa Aggie grapplers in the second
meet between the two schools this year
he teams will wrestle Friday night, ac-
cording to Grover C. Jacobson, wrest-
This trip is a training jaunt for the
meet with the University of Iowa mat
men, to be held in Des Moines, Iowa,
March 19, under the auspices of the
"Register-Tribune," Des Moines sport-
ing paper, Jacobsen stated.
Dewey Luster, assistant Sooner mat
mentor, will accompany the following
wrestlers in their attack on Aggieville
Arnold, 115 pounds; Anderson. 125
pounds; Conger, 175 pounds; Cooper,
heavey-weight unlimited poundage. As
yet it is undecided as to who will re-
present Oklahoma in the 145 pound
LEGISLATOR GIVES NO
HOPE FOR BUILDING
Senator Harry Glasser Points Out
Need for Cruel Economy at Repub-
lican Club Banquet Tuesday.
ior, Vichy, Mo., and Virgil D. Willis,
junior law, Bergman, Ark.
The winner of the state contest at
Tulsa will meet winners of other state
contests at Mitchell, S. D„ later this
BAND TO GIVE CONCERT
The university band will give a con-
cert in the auditorium March 11 at 8
o'clock, Dean Fredrik Holmberg an-
here is the exact status op appropriations
r- . l.„i norliem tiri Q frv
Class Memorial and Social Functions
T* Be Discussed at Meeting This
Afternoon, Johnson Says.
Will the dignified seniors wear spats?
And what will be the nature of the
?morial to be left by that class?
These, and other matters will be de-
jrmined when the senior class meets
m., recital hall, administration build-
Paul Johnston, president, announc
Cbcision as to what dances will be
held, and the nature of other class func-
tions this year, will be made at this
Moving Pictures To Be Made Of Stu-
dent Body and Faculty as They
* Enter and Leave Chapel.
| Ten o'clock classes will be dismissed
at 10:45 today, it was announced Wed
^sday by E. R. Kraettli, secretary to
Ptcs Stratton D. Brooks, and the 11
o'clock classes will meet at 11:15. Stu-
dents are urged to go directly to the
auditorium and moving pictures will be
taken of both faculty members and the
student body as they enter and leave the
Jhe filming of the picture is in charge
ol Dr. W. D. Shepherd, head of the
university department of visual educa-
tion. The purpose of dismissing the
o'clock class early and having the 11
olcfock class assemble late was to prevent
the total loss of hour for a necessary
event requiring only a few moments,
^r. Kraettli said.
Sen. E. P. Hill, McAlester, Sen. and
Mrs. Wm. A. Briggs, Woodward, Sen.
and Mrs. Wilbur Cartwright, Durant,
Sen. and Mrs. W. J. Halloway, Hugo,
Mrs. R. W. Arnold, Texarkana, Dr.
and Mrs. Edwin DeBarr, Harry Plag-
mann, Winfield, Kas., were Sunday din-
ner guests at the Acacia house.
BY TULLY NETTLETON
Editor's Note—In this series of
three articles the Oklahoma Daily-
will present a clear picture of the
situation on the political chessboard
of Oklahoma, and show the cause
for the checkmate on passage of
appropriations. Nettleton spent sev-
eral days in Oklahoma City in se-
curing interviews with prominent
legislators, and the series or arti-
cles he has written will prove a
valuable supplement to the legisla-
tive matter the Daily has already
What are our chances? What are
we going to get? And when are we
going to get it?
These are the questions Sooners are
asking in regard to appropriations for
the state university at the hands of the
Oklahoma legislature which is now in
session at Oklahoma City. These aie
the questions to which the Oklahoma
Daily will try to sum an answer in a
series of three articles of which this is
The fact is that none of these ques-
tions can be answered in a word. The
answers depend upon a whole multitude
of political factors some of which have
much to do with schools and some of
which are much ado over anything but
Three Classes of Appropriations
In the first place it should be under-
stood that the appropriations for the
university are divided in three distinct
classes. They are these: (a) the emer-
gency deficiency bill carrying $257,000
for the expenses of finishing the current
school year from March 15 to June; (b)
the general budget of the university for
maintenance, salaries, supplies, fuel and
so forth for the coming school years
of 1921-22 and 1922-23; and (c) ap-
propriations for buildings, also made
part of the general budget.
These Are the Buildings
Buildings proposed in the budget are
these: gymnasium, engineering building,
natural science building, library exten-
sion, fine arts extension, pharmacy build-
ing, medical school, physics and mathe-
Both the emergency appropriation bill
and the general budget, together with a
set of miscellaneous bills offered by leg-
islators for the buildings listed in the
budget, are now in the hands of the gen-
eral appropriations committees of the
house and senate. These are separate
committees, one from each branch, but
they have been holding joint sessions in
the hope of framing one genera! appro-
priation bill which could be presented
to each house alike and at the same
time. Of that more later.
Emergency Bill Refined
The emergency appropriation bill was
referred to the house committee a week
ago. It may be reported out in a few
days. This will bring it to a vote in the
house of representatives where it is
likely to meet the stiffest opposition.
The general appropriation bill in which
the university appropriations will be
listed along with all those for the var-
ious state departments and other state
schools may be reported out early next
week, but indications are that the ses-
sion will continue long after the sup-
posed day of adjournment, Feb. 28, and
that the fate of appropriations may not
be settled for three weeks. I bus the
university appropriations for buildings
and for maintenance in 1921-22 and 1922-
23 probably will not be through the
houses until the middle of March, pos-
Now for the political background, the
things that have influenced the delay of
appropriation measure for all the state
schools, and that will influence the vote
on them when they finally are repor.ed
out of the committees.
Session Bitterly Partisan
The present eighth state legislature
has been the most bitterly partisan one
in the history of the state. The houses
are divided against each other, the house
republican and the senate democrat.
Partisan bitterness showed its first
teeth in the Wallace-Fleming insurrec-
tion in the senate. This was a movement
by six democratic senators to join with
the republican minority to form a ma-
jority and elect Senator Wallace presi-
dent pro tern of the senate.
But before the plan could be carried
out, the rumor was spread that the plans
of the republicans went even deeper,
that there was a conspiracy by which
both Governor Robertson and Lieuten-
ant Governor Trapp would be impeach-
ed, Wallace would be left governor of
the state, and that finally—and this is
what sent the insurgent democratic six
back to their own party lines—Wallace
would resign in a little while and so
give the state a republican governor,
George M. Schwabe, the speaker of the
All this served to arouse democratic
ire. And when the republican house
members did push their investigation of
Lieut. Gov. Trapp to the point of ask
ing impeachment, the spark was fanned
into a blaze. The lines were drawn by
this time for a bitter partisan battle in
which the whole aim was cither to dis-
grace the other side or to avoid disgrace.
And legislation was forgot
Except that the partisan tires found
fuel in the republicans' registration and
election laws. Upon the passage of
these laws the republican majority in
the house of representatives is center-
ing its fullest energies.
To secure their adoption it must find
some way of over-riding the democratic
majority in the senate as well as th
practically certain veto of the governor
There is just one way the republicans
see to do this, that is by making a pawn
of some democratic measure and saying
to the democrats, "You pass our fair
election law through the senate or we'll
not pass your measure through the
house." In other words, a deadlock in
which the side that can hold out its
bluff the longest wins.
Now the only pawn apparently that is
big enough to serve the purposes of the
republican house in this way is the gen
eral appropriation bill. Therefore it is
anticipated that they may make the
threat, "You democrats will have to pass
our election law or we'll just close up
shop, adjourn the legislature, without
making any appropriations for your
democratic governor to run the state on."
The danger to state schools in this is
that the democrats might suavely reply,
"all right, close up, the blood will be on
your shirt front, not ours.': and let th<
republicans go back to their electorate?
with the burden of explanation about
appropriation measures. That, if course
blackest picture; what is probable
"There is not a member of the legis-
lature that is not proud of the Univer-
sity of Oklahoma from one end of the
campus to the other."
Thus Senator Harry Glasser Of Enid
voiced his opinion of the attitude of his
fellow-legislators at the annual Wash-
ington day banquet of the Young Repub-
licans club Tuesday night.
"But with $33,Ut)0,0!H) in requests frotn
various state institutions and depart-
ments lying on my desk, and an income
of less than half that amount to cover
state expenses, it is plain'y seen • that
these appropriations must be cut down.
We do not want to see the university
throttled in its growth. If the univw
sity does not get what it expects, it is
only because the first duty is to the peo-
ile of the state."
Senator Glasser is a member of the
senate appropriations committee, and
one of the strongest advocates of cruel
economy in the senate.
Over a hundred attended the banquet,
legislators present were Senators Horn-
Wells, Golobie, Glasser, Liedy, Land,
Briggs, Woods, and Hardie, and Rep-
resentatives Denny, Clark, lylce, Cravcr,
Weismeir, Schwabe, Caldwell, Bell, Mil-
ler, and Schofield. Many brought their
wives, and in addition there were about
20 university girls. This was the first
Washington day banquet, and will be
held each year hereafter, according to
Hal Crouch, president of the club here.
John D. Appleby, secretary of the
Republican state committee, endorsed
the work of the club here and declared
that Republican leaders would assist in
extending it over the state.
Other speakers were Senator Golobie,
Senator Briggs, Representative Schwabe,
Representative Cravcr, Senator Hardie.
and Angus Woodford, who spoke for
The club endorsed, by resolution, the
bill abolishing the necessity for farmers
registering, endorsed the fair election
bill, and commended the republicans in
the senate and house for their efforts to
obtain clean government "if every
cial at the state capitol
has to be.im-
Barristers to Hold First Annual Hop
With Pomp and "Trimmings,"
something much less disastrous.
Just what the probability is of such a
deadlock will be discussed later.
LEADERS SAY UNIVERSITY
WILL NOT HAVE TO CLOSE
"There's no use starting propagand?
about closing Oklahoma University. No
institutions, particularly the university
will be hurt by lack of appropriations."
This statement was attributed Wed
nesday to S. D. Baily, of Snyder, a re-
publican majority leader of the house of
representatives, as applying to the pass-
age of the university's $257,000 deficiency
In the senate, Senator E. P. Hill of
McAlester, president of the democratic
majority caucus, stated that this bil
would be passed by the senate as soon
as it came from the house.
Republican speakers at the republican
club banquet here last night intimated
broadly that their party in the state
legislature would not stand in the way
of maintenance appropriations for the
The lawyers will stage their first
annual dance, with all the legal pomp and
trimmings at their command, Friday,
Feb. 25 at the Teepee, according to
Gerald Tebbe, chairman of the dance
The order of the dance will be given
i legal terms and the court of appeals
ill be represented by the chaperons,
Tebbe said. The professional shingles
of the senior lawyers will be hung out
to lend dignity to the decorations; h(
Representatives from other profession-
al schools on the campus have been in-
vited, according to Tebbe, and the Davis
rchestra will furnish the music.*
Five Letter Men In School; Practice
Will Start Monday Sooner Mentor
The official call for the 1021 baseball
squad to begin practice at the Univer-
sity of Oklahoma was issued Wednes-
day to take effect Monday February 27
by Ben G. Owen, director of Sooner
athletics. Five former letter men;
Berry Cotton, Captain Garland Talbot.
Arlo Davis, Adam Seitz and Williair<
Cox are the veterans Owen will have to
start off the practice.
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