The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 238, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 28, 1917 Page: 2 of 4
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• he Linotype Way is the
Way that Wins."
In for a Three Year War
l 'rank Discussion of the ( 'ondi tions—Germany by
Means Exhausted—Expert American Trained
Troops in Europe in 1918—Fight
to a Finish.
The United States, unless things entirely unforseen
now transpire, faces n minimum three years of active
Ifow much longer this country will have to remain un-
der arms depends almost entirely upon the speed with
which a properly trained and equipped army is put into
the field. The war can bo won in three years, provided the
United States puts every ounce of its vast potential en-
ergy into war preparation, and becomes ready within the
next year or eighteen months to send troops abroad to
re-enforce the man power of England and France.
Should I he United States repeat the "muddling" that
characterized the war preparations of Great Britain, the
war may drag on for five years.
This state <if facts has been laid before the high of-
ficials of the United States by the military and economic
experts of Britain and France, who are here to give their
advice in the working out of a co-operative war program.
With the statement that the United States, unless the
totally unexpected happens, faces the certuin prospect of
three years active fighting, the experts of the nations
now allied with this country have presented the reasons
that led to their judgment. The information on European
conditions, now being assembled for the benefit of the
United States military experts, reveals that this country
has been kept poorly informed—both as to what was go-
ing on and what was likely to happen among the groups
of nations making up the fighting forces across the sea.
If the United States follows the advice of the British
and French experts, it will for the time being cast into
the discard all expectation that a revolution in Germany
or in Austria will so alter conditions that actual partici-
pation by American troops in the fighting may not be
necessary. The official information—the only informa-
tion on which the war plans can safely be based—is that
Germany is far from being reduced to the straits where
a successful revolution is at all likely, and that Austria
is in much better shape both with respect to food and
military efficiency than had been supposed in this country.
The Teutonic forces still have in reserve a large
amount of fighting power. They are, the military experts
now assembled in Washington insist, capable of years of
resistance. The conviction of the visiting experts, a con-
viction which they have emphasized to United States
officials, is that the Germans are going to employ their
still great powers of resistance to the limit. There is not
observable, it has been explained, any disposition on the
part of the Germans to become disheartened because of
the increased number of enemies.
The plea of the British and French experts as a mili-
tary necessity is for the United States to rush the
preparation of an army, making this at the very outset
scarcely secondary to the preparations for mobilizing
and sending to Europe vast quantities of food and war
munitions. With food and munitions from this country the
British and French forces can be depended upon, it has
officially been reported, to press home a slow but sure
military advantage over the common enemy. All this can
be done, however, in the opinion of the visiting experts
with the knowledge that the United States is to furnish a
large and well trained army for the final rush of the war.
It is understood that the Washington officials will ac-
cept this judgment, and war plans will be prosecuted ac-
cordingly. In the frank manner in which war conditions
are being discussed, it has been disclosed that the
French and British can go ahead with the present great
push along the Western battle front only with a terrible
drain on the man power of the two governments. It is
believed, however, that the sacrifice will be well worth
while; since, the experts say, victol-y can be clinched with
the entrance of an Amercian army ready for action on
European soil as early as the late summer of 1918, if
possible, and under no circumstances later than the
spring of 1919.
It has further been disclosed that the Allied plan is to
keep the German forces constantly engaged on the
Western front just as long as there is uncertainty about
the situation in Russia. This is one reason why the com-
bined British and French forces are daily maintaining
their terrific drive. The United States is known to share
fully the opinion that the most extreme efforts must be
exerted to relieve any pressure on Russia at this time and
so long as there is doubt concerning the stability of the
new Russian government.
Under the circumstances, with the United States hav-
ing nothing in the way of any army fit for European
service; the British and French, it is said, will carry on
the campuign, basing their calculations on the assurance
that the United States will speed up the work of getting
a real army to take the place of the depleted armies of its
Allies and make doubly possible what the Allied experts
say will be the final, victorious onslaught.
The official opinion here, an opinion formed after the
arrival of the visiting Allied military experts, is that
Germany has it comparatively easily within its power un-
der present conditions to advance upon and effect the
capture of Petrograd. It is understood, however, that
there is doubt in German official quarters as to the wis-
dom of such a step, particularly with the complications
now caused by the terrific drive of the French and
British along the Western front. The German war lords,
it is officially believed here, are uncertain whether a drive
on Petrograd would serve to annihilate the new Russian
government or solidify Russian sentiment to a point
where it would never yield to German domination.
113-115 WEST MAIN
Melnt ire has been fortunate in securing the services
of Mr. II. M. Ansel, a first-class mechanic, who can
Fix All Your Car Troubles
and the work is guaranteed. Give us a trial. We can
sure please you.
Call Us for Service or Baggage Cars
O-In. All Silk, Fanciest Patterns
The Countersign Isn't the
Dollar Sign in Our Store
Any man can step into the "Custom-Tailored"
circle through our "Mode-to-measure" service.
We've proved to many of your townsmen
that high grade made-to-measure clothes
are not at a premium in our Men's Store.
We are today dressing many men in beautifully
tailored made-to-measure clothes who have always
thought they couldn't afford "hand made" prices.
Pickard Real Estate
Five-room house, barn, lot 125x
2411 feet, located on Westside. Will
sell cheap or will take one-third of
purchase price in livestock and
Lot 50x240 feet, located on West
Main street. Price $650.00.
Kight-room house, bath, large
basement, furnace heat, sleeping
porch, south front, located about
half way between business part of
town and the University. Price
$5000.00. Will trade for smaller
property or acreage property.
Four corner lots, south and east
front; will sell cheap.
Eight-room house, bath, base-
ment, furnace heat. Price $4500.00;
located on Asp avenue.
Business lot on West Main
street where there are several
business houses being built. Price
Business lot on West Main street,
1GO-acre farm in McClain county;
about 100 acres bottom land. Price
240-acres, about 100 acres bot-
tom land. Two sets improvements.
Located 3 miles from Norman.
80 acres, about 50 acres bottom
land. 25 acres now in alfalfa. Close
to Norman-Oklahoma Interurban,
improvements fair, good well with
wind mill. Price $00 an acre. This
is one of the best small farms in
the county, its location making it
160 acres in the famous Ten
Mile 1' lat, all bottom land, well im-
proved, practically all in cultiva-
tion. One of the best corn and al-
falfa farms in the state. Price
160 acres in the Ten Mile Flat,
all but a few acres bottom land.
Two sets of improvements. Price
140 acres located near Noble.
About 100 acres first-class land.
Good improvements. Price $7,000.
80 acres about four miles from
Noble. Will trade this property for
property in the University neigh-
Call at office, in
Pickard Real Estate
J. W. Linton
HEAL ESTATE DEALER
Buys and sells real estate.
Twelve to fifteen houses and
fifty to 100 lots always on hand
to select from.
Pay cash, pay by monthly or
make annual payments—I don't
No commission; No expense. See
J. W. LINTON, Owner.
Upstairs, over postoffice.
THIS NEW SPRINO
MODEL, MADE TO-
Step in for a few minute and investi-
gate before you select your nets Spring
suit. See oar smart styles. Look
through our 500 pure all-wool fabrics.
Then compare prices.
CONTINENTAL TAILORING MARKS YOU Ail A
"THOROBRED" WHEREVER YOU CO
Prof. E. L. Howard
PIANO, ORGAN, VIOLIN
and other instruments
Pianos, Organs, Players, Etc.
Phone 442 412 E. Comanche
Denver Kunyan J. K. Stogner
Runyan & Stogner
LOANS AND INSURANCE
Office; In Cleveland Co. Enter-
All business intrusted to us
will be carefully and con-
101 East Main
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The recent Transcript's campaign for subscribers
has resulted in placing- it in nearly all the desirable
homes in Norman and Norman's trade territory; into
Noble, Moore, over the river into McClain county, and
upon all the eight rural routes out from Norman.
If you have anything to sell, want to buy, have lost
or found anything,desire to rent your house or farm-
try a classified liner in the Transcript. It will briny
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Rates reasonable, and full investigation solicited.
Address TIIE TRANSCRIPT,
Phone 16. 5
101 East Main '
Fire & Tonado
in largeest compaies
doing business — and
which pay losses .promptly.
R. J. HAY DEN
Kesidence, 309 South Chatauqua
Will build for you and let you pay
monthly—just like rent, or
straight loans negotiated
See me for particulars
Office, 59; Res., 488. First Nat'I Rank Bldg.
L. C. GILES INVESTMENT CO.
WHOLESALE FARM LANDS. INDIAN LANDS A
Money to loan on improved farms. District Mana-
ger and Inspector for Alliance Trust Company, Dundee,
Scotland; Investors Company, Edinburg, Scotland, and
R. E. Holms & Sons, Winsted, Conn.
0. K. Transfer and
Routo ohlor k VmnDjk.
Of lie: Hi South Peter. (Runyan
Building). Phone 226
Roaidonco Phonei 245 and ti.
Prompt attention given to all buai-
aeao ontrnated to U.m.
MONEY! $S8 MONEY!
Private Money Farm Money
Building and Loan Money
And Just a Little Cheaper Than Others.
-All the very newest styles in la-
dies and misHes high top shoes and I
slippers, and prices are lowest.
—Everybody is talking about the
Ready-to-Wear at Rucker's.
NEW AND SECOND-HAND
215 West Main Phone 622
Pay best prion for second-hand
goods of every description.
Sell new and second-hand goods
at most reasonable prices.
Repairing of furniture a special-
Grates and other repairs on
A SQUARE DEAL TO ALU
•—Norman ladies should all visit
Rucker's Suit Sale.
Dr. A. C. Hirshfield
209 American National Bank Bldg.
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Special Attention to Obstetrics
Diseases of Women and Children
For All Kinds of
and everything up lo date in
the meat line
First-Class Shop and Nice
People to deal with.
Your patronage eagerly solic-
ited, and will do every-
thing in our power
to deserve it.
Call—or phone your order—
Hoggs & Hall
At Furray's Grocery, W. Main
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