The Norman Daily Post. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 65, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 6, 1918 Page: 1 of 4
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The Norman Daily Post
NORMAN. OK LA.. ~R i DAY. JUNE W. 59:8
PAYNE WILL GO
INTO CLASS ONE
ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE CONSIDER-
ED AN EFFORT TO AVOID CALL:
WIFE TURNS HIM IN, BOARD
On (count of developments since
I-ester L. Payne attempted suicide by
drinking diluted carbolic acid at a
local wagon yard Wednesday, his
classification in the draft call may be
raised from Class 4 to Class 1.
When Payne was classified before
bis wife swore that his support was
necessary to the welfare of herself
and three children, also for the sup-
port of bis mother. She now claims
that she was forced to leave him on
account of cruelty, that he forced her
to work in the fields, that his mother
owns a farm and does not depend up-
on him for suport.
He was notified yesterday to ap-
pear before the local draft board and
bp examined for re-classification, and
it is more thn likely that be will be
placed in class one this time, placed in
position where it will not be necessary
for him to commit suicide li has
been decided by the officers that bis
attempt to kill himself was 100 per
cent bluff and was staged for the ef-
fect it might have on his wife, also
to create sympathy and thus avoid
going to war. Payne's wife is now
stying at the home of her father near
Alex in Grady county.
WANTED TO CHANGE
NAME OF POOR FARM.
i A delegation of ladies called on the
j board of county commissioners at
' lheir recent meeting and asked that
i the name of the port' farm be changed
to something more euphoneous, alleg-
ing that there were numerous people
who hesitated to patronize that in-
stitution so) long as it was called "the
poor farm." The board decided that
so long as there was only one in the
county, and that it had no desire to
increase its patronage that they
would have toj take the matter under
advisement- it being some trouble to;
! find a nice new title for that place
without infringing on the rights of
other summer resorts, and wishing
that a pretty and appropriate title
might be selected should they decide
to call this instituti(|i by some other
name than the one to which it now
answers We understand that the!
board lias split, on the question some
wanting to call it Pinecrest and others
favoring Oakwood Glenn because it
\v:is a lofiger name and sounded more
■ like one of Berthv M. Clay's novels, j
QUOTA IS $200,000
MUST RAISE THAT MUCH BV THE
SALE OF WAR SAVINGS STAMPS
IN ONE DAY: NATIONAL DRIVF
TO RAISfc WAR FUNDS.
Of course, us always, this city and j
county can be depended upon to do j
her full duty In the matter of the big
drive for the sale of War Savings
Stamps, but our assessment is rather'
heavy, coming as it does right at)
harvest time, when business is at j
probably as low a mark as it will be
during the entire year. This county's
quota is about $200,000. and we have
only one day. June 28. in which to
raise this amount. I'sing forme?
quotas as an example that will mean •
that Norman must pledge something!
in the neighborhood of $100,000 for j
There is no question but that in this]
matter, as in all the others, the re-
quired amount will be over-subscribed ■
All we need to do is to get busy and
"grin and give." Following is the i
proclamation issued by Governor Wil
To the people of the State of Okla-j
To The Public
Owning the damp weather, we were unable to com-
plete the work on the SEA WELL Cafeteria in
order to hold open house tonight. However, we
will be formally open tor business Sunday and will
serve Sunday dinnei, prepared by the best of cooks
and including Fried Chicken.
On South Side of Main Street
Next Door to McCall's
Home of the Super-Silent Drama
The Popular Favorite
A Paramount Production
Wally always Pleases, Don t Miss I his
.atcst War and World News, Seen as it Really Happens
This Feature Alone is worth the Price of Admission
A lso a Riilie Rhodes Comedy
I he Best Serial Ever Made
"The Fighting Trail*'
s. the people of this state]
will hii .' the opportunity on June 2S.
1! 1 s. of showing their loyalty and cole'
>'•< iation to the great enterprise this
nation is engaged in by pledging them-;
selves to save and economize and in
vest in War Savings Stamps, and
Whereas, th♦ * material needs ne-
cessary to prosecute successfully the j
war can be met if the people of this
nation deny themselves some of their
customary expenditures; and
Whereas, the people of this state
are expected to save and invest in
War Savings Stamps to the maturity,
value of $46,303,560, similar allot-
ments having been made to other
states, and the president of the United!
States having called on the people of
the various states on June 2S to in-
dicate their willingness to pracfi(*!n
the patriotic self-denial required of
all of us. by pledging themselves to
purchase War Savings Stamps during
the remainder of this year.
Now. Therefore. I. R. L. Williams.,
tlie governor of the state of Oklahoma,
iu order that this state and its people
may not fall behind other states in.
responding to this call, hereby pro-1
claim Friday. June 28. as War Sav-
ings Day for the state of Oklahoma,
upon which day all persons shall give!
their pledges for War Savings Stamps
at such time and places and in such
manner as may be appointed by
George W. Barnes. War Savings l)i
rector for this state, acting under the
authority of the secretary of the treas-
ury. and pursuant to the proclamation
of the president of the United States
Done at Oklahoma City. Oklahoma,
this the 1st day of June A. I) 191S.
It. L WILLIAMS,
The CJovernur of the State of
Men and Boys
—made of Palm Beach and
Mixed Silks. Regular $1.00
values this week only 50c.
—100 Pairs of Ladies' and Girls'
White Canvas Leather Trimmed
Dxfords, with low heels, will be
sold next Saturday at the price
of $1.00 per pair.
THE UNITED SALES CO.
J. L. LYON. Secretarv of State
SEAWELL CAFETERIA POST
PONF.D UNTIL SUNDAY.
Robert Seawell expected to open his
<afeteria Friday and serve refresh-
ments free to the crowd which at
t"iidcd the big community meeting.;
However, this opening has been can-
celled on account of the wet weather
retarding the work of painting and
decorating the interior. The paint
ami varnish refusing tollay. The cafe
teria will be formally opened Sunday
with a big fried chicken dinner, and
a cordial invitation is extended to the j
public to come and test the finest!
cooking imaginable, served in such a .
manner as to make the repast truly
DOLLAR DAYS JUST THE SAME!
Although there will be no concert |
or community meeting the two big
dollar day- will |>< pulled off just the
same, and because the rain makes it
impossible for the fanner tn do much1
and not lose any time from l.is dutfr
SAME PROGRAM WILL BE REN-
DERED NEXT FRIDAY EVENING
WILL BE A PERMANENT FRIDAY
The big community meeting and
band concert which were to have been
held in Edwards park tonight has
been postponed until next Friday eve !
ning on account of the heavy rain.
Kven though the rain should cease the
ground will be too wet for the holding
of a mammoth outdoor meeting such
as this one promises to be.
It was estimated by L J. Kdwards,
who has ( barge of the organization of
this project, that there would have
been between two thousand and three1
thousand people iu attendance.
Some one has suggested to Mr. Ed-
wards that the concert should not
have been pulled off in competition toj
the big total eclipse, which is due fori
tomorrow evening, and that the
eclipse decided to arrive a day ahead
in order to circumvent the counter at
t ract ion.
At any rate the community day and
the attendant entertainment features i
have not been cancelled only post
poned for another week and will'
hereafter be a permanent feature in
Norman Friday night is the night
best suited for this sort of a gathering'
as it does not in any way interfere
with any other institution.
CONTRACT LET FOR THE
WEST SIDE SCHOOL BUILDING
Wednesday night the Hoard of
Education let the contract for the
erection of the new West Side school
building to take the place of tin one
which burned last year. The con-
tract was let to J. J Roomy of Mus-
kogee, and the consideration for the
PROFESSOR NICE WILL
i'rofessor Nice, who recently pur
chased the building occupied by the
Smith book store, the E. (! Sherman
jewelry store and the Liberty theater,
will make many improvements in that
'.i;;!(!ing in the near future, and we
are informed that when these im-
provements have been completed this
will be one of the handsomest busi-
ness houses in Norman It will have
a stucco front and will be remodeled
with the idea of making it perfectly
safe as well as pretty. The work on
the opera house part will begin at
once, or within the next few days,
and it will be papered and painted.
oni pelt ion of
Today and Saturday
Afternoons 2 to 6—Nights 7 to 11.
IN FIVE ACT FIGHTING PLAY
'Paying His Debt
ALSO FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
It will l« built o
Id building stooc
(I ci; the unit pl<
> modern and b<
on to the fine sc
the ground to "make" the corn
barrinir hot winds in July i
bc/dy \> feeling highly em-cur;^. .
the outlook for bun.per crops .
LIBERTY INSTALLS FANS
ALSO CHARLIE CHAPLILN
His Double, Billy West, funniest
man on earth, i "THE FLY COP."
Two reels of iov fever.
th • ater yesterday completed the in-
stallation of a number of electric fans
in the lower floor ot the house. These
fans will make it much more comfor-
table for the patrons of the theater
Thoburn I)onaid. win> ha been in! J
Ardmore for the past several months
returned today to spend a few days
Kiddies 5c "LIBERTY" Adults 15c
COMING—MONDAY and TUESDAY: Eddie Polo in "THE FLAMING
CRIGIS : Charlie Gunn in "FRAMING FRAMERS with L Ko Com-
edy "HER MOVIE MADNESS." also Triangle Comedy, "HIS
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