The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 174, Ed. 1 Monday, January 29, 1917 Page: 1 of 4
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WHILE IT'S FRESH
The Daily Transcript
MEDIUM IN TOWN
NORMAN. OKLAHOMA. MONDAY. JANUARY 29. 1917
I Seed Potatoes
of All Kinds
DON'T Bl V ELSEWHERE UNTIL YOU HAVE CONSULTED
TUBBS, AND (JOT HIS PRICES—FINE ASSORTMENT
OF EVERY BEST KIND ON HAND.
PHONE YOUR GROCERY OR MEAT
ORDERS TO .11 OR 221. FULL IN-
FORMATION WILL BE GIVEN. AND
PROMPT DELIVERY MADE.
U. S. TUBE'S
TIIE MODEL GROCERY AND MEAT MARKET
INVITES YOUR PATRONAGE
Bulk Home-Made Sauer Kraut.
Nice Sweet Juicy California Oranges, 15 and 25
cents per dozen.
Grape Fruit, nice size, 5 cents each.
Nice line of all variety Apples, Celery, Lettuce,
Cabbage, Squash for Baking, Etc.
Three pounds Pinto Beans for 25 cents-
Pure Apple Butter in gallons, 75 cents.
Gallon Fruit A-l Quality:
R. B. M. Gooseberries, solid pack, 40 cents per gal.
Blackberries, 50 cents per gallon.
Apricots, 50 cents per gallon.
Pineapple or Prunes, 50 cents per gallon.
Red Pitted Cherries, Raspberries, Pears or Straw-
berries, 75 cents per gallon.
Peaches (California), 40 cents per gallon.
EXTRA SPECIAL: Two pounds White Asparagus
Tips, 15 cents.
Special prices on all other canned goods—call or
phone 31 or 224 for full particulars.
OUR BUTCHER SHOP:
Always supplied with best market af-
fords. Pure Home-Made Pork Sausage, ab-
solutely pure pork.
Especially invite your inspection of our
meat department. Handle nothing except
the best o cornfed meat. We also handle a
full line of cooked specialties, ready-to-
serve. Full line of Salt Fish, Fresh Fish,
Fresh Oysters, Pickled Pork, Corned Beef,
Pickled Pigs Feet and in fact everything
found in a first class market.
YOEMEN INSTALLATION CARLOAD WOOD RECEIVED
The Yoemen will install the officers
for 1917 at their regular meteing on
Monday night. All Yeomen interest-
ed in keeping their insurance in force
requested to be present. Refreshments
will be served.
—Blind Boone for thirty years has
been a wonder in the musical world.
Hear him at the Christian Church,
Just received a carload of dry ash
and hickory wood and cut to order.
Rogers' Wood Yard, north Transcript
office. Telephone 364.
—The Classified Department of the
Transcript gets results. If you have
anything to sell, want to buy, want a
job, want to rent, or anything in that
line, try it.
PASSING THE BUCK TO BILL
Camp of the Oklahoma Engineers,
Los Ebanos, Texas, January 24, 1917.
Mr. Willard H. Campbell,
Editor of the Oklahoma Daily,
Company "A" Oklahoma Engineers
notes with sadness that the Editor
and the staff of the Oklahoma Daily
have failed to take advantage of the
opportunities offered them at the
University of Oklahoma for obtaining
The article entitled "Rookies may
be released from the Border in a few
days," which appeared in your issue
of January 20, 1917, proves this fact.
1. Neither the editor nor his staff
knows what the term "rookie" means.
If they did they would not refer to
any of the Oklahoma National
Guardsmen as rookies. Rookie in
army slang is a new recruit. Should
men who have seen almost eight
months border service be called
rookies? Emphatically we say no. If
the editor does not know what the
term recruit means we would advise
him to make use of Webster's Una-
bridged Dictionary, a copy of which
may be found in the University
2. The "head works" of the student
paper have also failed to inform them-
selves as to the difference between
militia and national guardsmen.
While the difference is great, we will
not go into deep explanation for fear
that a newspaper staff which does
not know the difference between a
"rookie" and a seasoned soldier will
be absolutely unable to grasp even a
simple explanation of the difference
3. We wonder how this group of
students managed to pass English 1
and 2. We believe that the following
sentence would be criticised from a
grammatical standpoint: "Major Al-
ley, together with several of the boys
including Prentice Lively last year's
star athlete, is at San Benito.
We do not wish the student body to
know that you have slighted your
English courses and that the male
members of the staff have failed to
inform themselves with regard to
anything pertaining to the National
Guard of the United States, but if
you are a "game bunch" you will
publish this criticism and also make a
public apology for referring to the
members of this company as
The undersigned members of this
Company, as former students of the
University, fully express the senti-
ments of the entire Company.
Yours very truly,
1st Class Sergeant, C. E. Ok. N. G.
Corporal, C. E. Ok. N. G.
ADMIRAL M. POWNELL,
Q. M. Sergeant, C. E. Ok. N. G.
JAMES B. BENNETT,
1st Lieut. C. E., Ok. N. G.
JOHN W. RYLE,
1st Sergeant C. E., Ok. N. G.
GRADY S. WANN,
Stable Sergeant, C. ., Ok. N. G.
FRANZ E. BLACKERT,
1st Class Sergeant, C. E., Ok. N. G.
GUY Y. WILLIAMS,
1st Lieut., C. E., Ok. N. G.
PAUL L. LAWS,
1st Class Private, C. E., Ok. N. G.
(As the Oklahoma Daily has sus-
pended publication for this week, the
Transcript gives place to the fore-
going article. Doubtless when "Bill"
gets his second Wind he will reply to
it—Editor of Transcript.)
Later: Read his reply in the Trans-
cript tomorrow. It is "worth while."
(Jot Oscar Gtbhs' Ford Last Night,
and Four Shotguns from R. L.
Moffett's Store—No Clue
After a rest of a few days and
nights, the Ford thieves got active
again last night (Sunday), and added
burglary to their activities.
The Ford of Oscar Gibbs was miss-
ing this morning from the Gibb's
residence, the old Will Abbott house
on East Comanche. Mr. Gibbs had
the machine anchored under his bed-
room window with a heavy log chain
through the wheels, and all locked
with a big padlock, but when he got
up early this morning, it was gone.
The thieves had filed the padlock off,
thus releasing the chain. The ma-
chine was trailed a short distance
east of town, where all trace was lost.
The R. L. Moffitt new and second
hand store was the victim of the
burglary. The thieves (there were
doubtless four of them) obtained en-
trance through the back window, and
stole four shot guns from the front
show window, where they were on
display. Undoubtedly they located the
guns Sunday afternoon, and knew
just where to put their hands on
The garage of F. J. McGinley was
also broken into last night, but noth-
ing disturbed, unless it may be that
some gasoline was taken. Mr. Mc-
Ginley noticed four strangers near
his home several times Sunday af-
ternoon, just walking around, and
very probably they were the thieves.
A few days ago the agent of the
Jewel Tea company was arrested for
violating the "Health" ordinance of
the city—the anti-agent, non-solicitor
ordinance. He applied to the county
court for a temporary injunction,
charging the ordinance interferred
with inter-state commerce, was un-
constitutional, and class legislation.
The matter was argued before Judge
Burke this morning with Judge Dud-
ley representing the city, and after
hearing all the laws in the case and
decisions in former cases of like im-
port, Judge Burke upheld the ordi-
nance and declined to grant the in-
junction. So the anti-agent ordinance
is in full effect, and will be enforced,
say the city officials. The agent may
take an appeal, but it will probably
not do him any good, as all the de-
cisions seem to be against him.
"TAMING OF THE SHREW"
A record-breaking audience wit-
nessed the entertainment given by
Miss Marie Anderson's class in ex-
pression at the Franing Saturday
night. Miss Anderson was the star
in both the "Cleopatra" and "Taming
of the Shrew" sketches, and demon-
strated her marked abilitv in both
parts. She has a perfect "stage
presence," and her conceptions of the
persons she portrays are true to type.
Miss Asher's dancing* was a pleasing
feature of the "Cleopatra" scene,
while Josh Lee, Deane Howard and
John Campbell were most excellent
in their parts. All in all, it was a
most enjoyable entertainment.
mi: join m corcii < \si:
Attorney Ben Williams has with-
drawn from the Couch case, in which
he was retained by Mrs. Couch to as-
sist County Attorney Selby in the
prosecution of John M. Couch. It
seems to be Mrs. Couch's idea that
the county attorney will not be as
strenuous as he should be in the
prosecution, but allow Couch to take a
life sentence, with the thought that
after awhile he may be pardoned and
come back to Oklahoma City and kill
her and other people.. She wished him
prosecuted thoroughly, with a hope
that he would be sentenced to death,
obviating any danger that he might
kill her at some future time.
However. Selby did not want Ben
as an associate in the case, evidently
fearing some of the prestige of a con-
viction might go to Mr. Williams, so
Ben withdrew. Mrs. Couch has now
prevailed upon Selby to allow Jean
Dav and J. D. Lydick to assist him
in the prosecution.
The case may go to trial in a few
weeks, but there seems to be some
strange maneuvering about it. A num-
ber of influential friends seem to
have come to Couch's assistance and
are "muddying the waters."
Early Ohio, Early Rose and
Triumph Seed Potatoes
Oranges 10c per Doz.
Cranberries 10c per qt.
All kinds of
Fresh Garden Truck
INDIANA MAY GO "DRY."
Indianapolis, Jan. 25.—The lower
branch of the state legislature today
passed the Wright Bill, prohibiting
the sale, manufacture, distribution
NAMING CITY FLOWER L,r°e8 to the senate *or action.
or advertisement of liquor in the state | vtr« I « 1 T..nU, c
after January 1, 1918. The bill now fnH • 6r' N°rth SanU Fe'
RAE LINDSAY'S OPERATION
A letter received this morning from
Rochester, Minn., states that Rae
Lindsay, the well known druggist,
was operated upon, Saturday, for his
goitre at the Mayo Institute in that
city, and the operation was completely
successful. He came out from under
the influence of the ether in good
shape, and surgeons are confident he
All of which will be good news to
Rae's many Norman friends.
—The original Blind Boone is not
dead, but is very much alive. Like
others, he will die, but you can hear
him at the Christian Church, Friday
night. It may be the last opportun-
HLUEBIRD DAY TODAY
"WHERE THE CROWDS GO."
The Honor of Mary Blake"
AN APPEAL TO CHARITY OF THE HEART AND MIND
TO HER LEGION OF ADMIRERS
Illustrating in Brilliant Photography. Incidents In the Life of
A Story of Hypocracy, Exposing Certain Classes of Churchmen
Who Fail in Their Duty Toward Creatures in Distress.
ITS A "BLUEBIRD"—That's Enough. COME EARLY
5 and 15c.
—Ladies' New Spring Dresses now-
being exhibited. The very newest
models and the quality is second to
none. Being shown in our west win-
dow. It is a duty ever lady owes her-
self to inspect these new creations in
dresses shown for the first time in
Norman at Rucker's.
CLOPTON FARM SOLD
The Pickard Real Estate company
made a deal today whereby Wm.
Clopton sells his 240-acre farm, one
mile north of the cemetery, to Wm.
Synnott, the consideration being
$10,000. It is regarded as one of the
best of the Little River farms.
BLUEBIRD DAY TODAY AT
Devotees of Bluebird will recall
Violet Mersereau as one of their fa-
vorite stars in the series, and there
will be much satisfaction derived
from the announcement that this
clever little actress is to be star of
"The Honor of Mary Blake" at the
University Theatre today (Monday).
In this feature Miss Mersereau will
portray the character of an actress
left stranded in a small country town,
when, through illness, she must be left
behind by the company she travels
with. How the villagers received her
constitutes an interesting study in
human nature—and gives the lie to
many ideas "city folks" have formed
about rural communities.
—Eat Purity Ice Cream. It is good
Central Civic Committee will meet
in regular session Monday afternoon,
February 5th, in west parlors of the
The contest between the men and
women on the name of the "City
Flower" will be decided, and the
naming of the flower awarded. All
school children are requested to vote,
as in a short time they will be the
women and men of the City of Nor-
man, and will be glad they had a part
in helping to name the City Flower.
There is one request the C. C. Com-
mittee wishes to make, and that is
you will send in your name and fa-
vorite flower not later than Satur-
day, February 3rd. It is to be hoped
you will all be enough interested in
the flower to want a part in selecting
it. All women of the town and vicinity
are urged to be present at this meet-;
ing as there will be"many other things
of interest to come before the Com-
mittee for discussion.
— Mrs. Maggie DeLay and her
pretty little daughter, Margaret Belle,
were guests of Mrs. DeLay's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. M. Endicott on Sunday.
CLOTHING ON HAND.
The Provident Association has a
lot of clothing on hand. Anyone know-
ing of a needy family will please in-
struct them to call on the secretary,
Mrs. Jas. I. Tucker, North Santa
and their needs may be supplied.
—Every lady having seen the New
Spring Coats now exhibited in the
windows are comenting on the style
and beauty these coats embrace. The
prices are exceedingly reasonable at
A PIECE OF THIS EARTH
is everyman's heritage and has
been the foundation of many
men's fortunes. No man is too
young to make an investment
in good real estate; and the
older a man may be, the more
necessary it is that he make
provision against the time when
his earning capacity will de-
crease. We have some very at-
tractive farm properties on our
Vincent & Wier
REMODELING WEST MAIN.
"Remodeling" is a good ttord when
applied to the work going on on West
Main, it is a busy street these days.
Work is being pushed on the Interur-
ban depot, R. L. Pierson is tearing
out his frame building to make room
for his three-story brick, the J. D.
Pierson buildings on the corner of
Santa Fe are going up, the Hotel
Agnes building is torn down almost
to the ground, material is on the
ground for the R. C. Berry garage
and airdome edifice, and much other
material is being gathered together
for other imrovements.
—T. E. Smith left for Shawnee and
other Eastern Oklahoma points this
morning to inspect cattle to be
shown at the Southwestern Cattle-
men's convention in Oklahoma City in
April. Every head of stock thai is
intended to be shown at that sh«w
must have a clear bill of health and
be in prime condition before Mr.
Smith posses' it. He is the official in-
spector of the association.
JOE VINCENT HOME.
( Messrs. Keeble and Criswell have
| just finished a nice home for Mr.
and Mrs. Joe Vincent. It is a mod-
j em bungalow of six rooms and bath,
most substantially built and nicely
finished, costing in the neighborhood
! of $1,000, and is located just north of
, the high school. The Vincents will
take possession this week.
—Capt. and Mrs. Wadlington, who —Fine Sationery—Mayfield's.
were visiting Mr. and Mrs. Tom
Smith, left Saturday to visit at' —Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Swank
Gainesville and Dallas, Texas. were here from Moore today.
MUCH BUILDING THIS YEAR
Contractor Will Keeble says there
is a bright outlook for the building of
residences the coming year. Numer-
ous bungalows of the $1,500 to $2,000
variety are projected, and all parts
of the city will feel the building
WEATHER FOR THE WEEK
Washington, D. C., Jan. 27.—West
Gulf States: Conditions are favorable
for local rains and moderate tempera-
ture at the beginning of the week
followed by a colder and generally
fair weather Tuesday and lasting un-
til Thursday or Friday when rains
are again probable with warmer
Plains States and upper Mississippi
Valley: Local snows are probable
Sunday and Monday followed by
generally fair and decidedly colder
weather Tuesday and cold thereafter
until the close of the week, with snow
again probable about Thursday.
E. H. BOWIE, Forecaster.
MEDICAL INSPECTION AGAIN.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Jan. 26—A
bill that is pending in the House of
Representatives is designed to pro-
vide for medical inspection in the pub-
lic schools. The bill has not attract-
ed much attention thus far, and there
has been no organized onslaught
against it by persons who are op-
posed to compulsory medical inspec-
tion, but such opposition will certain-
ly develop, and it is not probable the
bill will pass, at least in its present
The bill recites that the State
Superintendent of Public Instruction
and the State Commissioner of Health
are authorized jointly to collect data
pertaining to the general health con-
ditions of children in the public
schools, and to preserve such regula-
tions as may be necessary to protect
and conserve the health of children in
the public schools.
The bill provides that no public
funds shall be expended for support
of any school where the authorities
fail to comply with the regulations.
It is made cause for cancellation of a
teacher's certificate and contract
should such teacher fail to comply
with this law as to data on health
NORMAN AUTO CLUB.
The Norman Automobile Club, or-
ganized for the purpose of mutual,
protection, to work unitedly for good j
roads, and go after thieves, elected
permanent officers last Thursday |
L. A. Turley, president.
W. C. Weir, vice-president.
Leo. McMakin, secretary.
C. H. Bessent, treasurer.
Fred Reed, D. W. Griffin and
Claude Pickard, directors to serve
A membership committee consist-
ing of Fred Reed, Will Abies, W. C.
Weir, and A. H. Van Vleet was also
appointed. The membership fee has
b^n placed at $1.00, and it is hoped
that every one of the automobile
owners in Norman and vicinity will
—It its new in Ready to Wear,
you will find it at Rucker's.
In addition to the West Main ac-
tivities enumerated in another item,
the Transcript learns that Messrs.
Paden and Berger, who own the lots
just west of the Mclntire garage now
occupied by the Joe Pohl shoe shop,
will build a two-story brick and con-
crete edifice, 50x120, the lower floor
to be an extension of the Mclntire es.
tablishment with upper rooms for of-
Don't Fail to see the
Dip of Death"
Trick and Fancy
—The Episcopal Guild will meet
with Mrs. G. E. Burton, South Uni-
versity Place at 3 o'clock Tuesday af-
—For Purity ice cream and Sher-
bets, phone 364.
at the ARMORY
MONDAY - TUESDAY
Matinee Wed. Afternoon
Bargains in City Property and Farm Lands-See Pickard Co., Real Estate and Farm Loans.
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