The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 41, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 29, 1916 Page: 3 of 6

Is Miss Kate Barbour Fair
With Her Opponent?
On the 24th day of March, 1916, I announced my
candidacy to the people of Cleveland county for the of-
fice of County Superintendent of Schools. Before mak-
ing my announcement 1 carefully looked up the require-
ments of the law as to the qualifications of that officer.
1 found that the law requires that the Superintendent
shall be the holder of a First Grade Certificate. I was
at that time and am now the holder of a First Grade
Certificate, issued by Miss Kate Barbour, the present
County Superintendent of Schools. So far as the re-
quirements of the law are concerned that is all that is
necessary. In my announcement I stated that I had two
years work from the North Texas State Normal; that
I hold a certificate from that Normal School. I here
again make that same statement. I made mention of
the fact that I hold a First Grade Certificate issued by
the above named Texas Normal School, not as a re-
quirement of the law, but for the purpose of letting the
voting public know just what training I have had.
1 wish to state here that I have endeavored through-
out this campaign to make a clean and honorable race;
I have never assailed my opponent in any manner; I
have only asked for the office on my own qualifications;
that is all that I am asking for now.
It gives me a great deal of discomfort to be forced at
this time to call the attention of the voters of Cleve-
land County to the fact that Miss Barbour is sending
out through some of her supporters, a circular in which
she makes an attack on my ability to fill the office of
Superintendent. In the beginning of the campaign
Miss Barbour stated that she was asking for the office
of Superintendent for a third term on the grounds that
she had made good in first and second terms. It seems
that she has now abandoned that position and is at-
tempting to induce the voting public to believe that I
am incompetent. For Miss Barbour to charge me with
incompetency would be to admit that she had issued a
certificate to one who did not merit it. Do you believe
that she has issued a certificate to one who did not
merit it, or do you believe that she has become frighten-
ed, as to what the result of this campaign shall be and
in her desperation to win over me is trying to induce
the voters to believe that I am not qualified for the
position ?
Every voter whom I have talked to in Cleveland
county, knows that my attitude toward Miss Barbour
has been clean and honorable. They all know that I
have never assailed her reputation or attacked her
ability in any manner. It is with deep regret that I
call the attention of the voters to Miss Barbour's at-
tack on me, but I feel in justice to myself that I am
forced to make the above statement through the Public
Press of Cleveland County, as it is impossible for me
to meet the voters personally from now to the first day
of August.
Gentlemen: In conclusion permit me to say: I have
had two years work in the North Texas State Normal,
and have the certificate in my possession to prove my
statement, and ready and willing to show anyone the
certificate who will call on me personally.
Trusting that every voter in Cleveland county will go
to the polls on the first day of August, 1916, and vote
his own sentiment, and that I may receive a fair and
honest consideration at the hands of each and every
one of you, I am.
Yours for a fair campaign,
Candidate for Democratic Nomination of Superin-
tendent of Schools of Cleveland County, Oklahoma.
The sales on it are doubling daily.
There is bound to be a reason.
I have not had time to make a
house to house canvas to solicit your
.support. Taking care of the county's
business has occupied nearly all of
my time. I have tried to do my
sworn d!uty as your commissioner
and in asking for re-election I can
only promise that I shall be as faith-
ful to my trust in the future as I
have in the past.
Sincerely yours
J. A. FOX.
If you find your machine missing,
advertise and somebody may bring it
Always have your ten-year-old kid
drive your car when you are not'using
it yourself. Then you can spend your
money defending- damage suits and
will be able to die poor, which is a
laudable ambition.
Blame your car for everything that
happens, even when you run out of
oil and gasoline.
Blow your horn every two minutes,
for then everybody will know that
you are a new driver and will get
out of your way.
Her claims to ability and efficiency
have been proved and her qualifica-
tions are undisputed. Pol. Adv.
It has always been the theory in
this country hat "the office should
seek the man." But has she done it?
She has not! Generally she has been
so busy defending herself against the
candidates who are seeking her that
she has had no chance to do any "seek-
ing" on her own account. Not since
Washington, who was the spontan.
eous choice qf the people for our first
president have we had a man ever
nominated for the presidency who was
not an avowed and actively working
candidate, until this year. So you fel-
lows have lived in time to see what we
have seen in this country only once be-
fore in our whole history—a man who
was called to the nomination for the
presidency, Mr. Justice Charles Evans
Hughes, the nominee of the Republi-
can party.—From "Friendly Talks
with the Editor," August number of
"The American Boy."
—A deputy's salary is worth saving
—Ernest B. Helms.
The Household Chemistry class of
the University Summer School went
to Oklahoma City today, chaper-
oned by Dr. Edwin DeBarr, and will
visit the Iten Bakery and several other
manufacturing establishments, getting
practical pointers in their work.
—Vote for Jim Corbett for County
Treasurer. Pol Adv.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Toberman went
to Guthrie this morning to visit the
greenhouses of that city and get ideas
about the construction of buildings.
Mr. Toberman will build two green-
houses on the rear of his lots on Uni.
Boulevard, each 24x50 feet, with
provision made to add to them when
necessary. .
—Bob Barbour made a flying trip
to Lexington yesterday.
—Ernest B. Helms deserves your
v te.
—Vote for Denver Runyan on j
August 1st. He will appreciate your i
I am a candidate for the office of
SHERIFF of Cleveland County
and 1 respectfully solicit your support
I might make you numberless promises as to what I will do when elected,
but you know as well as I do that most of such promises are made purely
for the purpose of gaining votes, and are promptly forgotten after the polls
are closed. Therefore, the promises 1 have to make are few in number, but
those few will be religiously kept if 1 am elected to the office I seek.
1 do promise you that if 1 am nominated and elected I will administer the
affairs of the office of sheriff purely in the interest of the people, irrespec-
tive of party or considerations of political expediency.
1 promise you that the law will be obeyed and executed insofar as it
pertains to this office without fear or favor, that every citizen who obeys
the law will receive the same degree of courtesy and attention, and that
special privileges will be extended to none.
During my term as under-sheriff there has been fifteen head of horses
stolen in Cleveland county. Thirteen of these horses have been returned,
and one has died, and as a result of our work on this charge alone, eight men
are in the penetentiary today. This is but one of the many instances that
I might cite to you as evidence of my ability to serve you.
I consider myself fully competent to discharge the duties of the office in
a manner satisfactry to the people, and I respectfully solicit your vote and
For the Republican nomination for
Sheriff of Cleveland County
He will give you the best of service, and enforce all
the laws. He is well known as "Ben Craig, the Thresh-
erman," all over the county and in every way has al-
ways given and will always give every man and every
interest a Square Deal.
It costs a trifle more per sack,
But you get the real value.
"These Are Them"
John Deere Sulky Plows.
"Good Enough" Sulky Plows.
Fort Smith Wagons.
Gasoline Engines.
Oil Stoves
Wheat Drills.
Corn Binders.
Overland Automobiles.
De Lava Separators.
Our prices are right and
we carry 'quality9 goods.
Drop in and see us when
in Norman.
Minteer Hdw. Co.
Any Man's Shirt, Ma-
j dras, Voile or silk
Dollar Day Only
Come Early, the boys
will be crazy about
These Shirts.
Trying to fasten a sixteen collar on
a seventeen shirt.
Having the suspenders part com-
pany right in the middle of a two-
Getting a pretty vacation folder
from a steamship company when you
are five months back in your rent.
Having the express wagon stop in
front of your house with a case of
beer while the minister is making a
A re my instructions on a 5 room
house and 6 lots next to High
A. McDaniel
—Mr. Solon Curtice is in the city to-
day from Purcell, getting ready to
m ive here about September 1st.
Subscribe for the Norman Daily
Mrs. Lillian Foster
Solicits Your Votes and Influence for the
Democratic Nomination for
County Superintendent of
Cleveland County
Resident of Cleveland County for 22 years.
Fourteen years' experience in rural schools, thus
thoroughly knowing their needs and how to supply
Widow of Mr. Oliver Foster, long a well known and
respected" citizen of Cleveland County.
Is the only one of the candidates who has a family
to support..
Will do the work without a deputy, or if deputy is
needed, will secure one at my own expense.
Holder of first grade certificate, and refers as to
qualifications to any district in which she has taught.
I will appreciate your support, and assure you if
nominated and elected that I will earnestly endeavor
to do my whole duty and work untiringly for the best
interests of the schools of the county.
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