The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 260, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 29, 1917 Page: 2 of 4
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The I) A ILY TRANSCRIPT
Issued Daily Except Thursdays and Sundays
J. J. BUKKE, Editor and Publisher
Entered as second-class matter January 17, 1914, at
the Postoffice at Norman, Oklahoma, under the Act of
March 3, 1879.
Rates are reasonable.
Our solicitor will call.
".'he Linotype Way is the
V.ay that Wins."
Reasons for Baying Bonds
Danger confronts the United States if there be delay
in subscribing to Liberty bonds. The danger does not,
perhaps, exist today, but it is a real danger, says the
Oklahoma City Times.
Russia is weighing in the balance.
(ierniany is surrounded by a ring of iron.
The hope of defeating her has been dependent upon
keeping this ring unbroken.
If Russia should make a separate peace, her food stores
would be open to Germany. A million and a half German
prisoners there would be released, and these and German
armies now employed against Russia, would be hurled
against France and England, who might not be able to
The submarine might win out and starve England.
In such cases as these, we might be left to fight Ger-
The frightfulness with which Belgium and France
have been outraged would then be hurled against the
shores and cities of America.
These things are not probable, but they are possible,
and every person in the United States must do everything
in his power as it comes along, to help in winning the
The thing to do now is to subscribe at once to the
Then get as many more people as you can to do the
Don't Stop Building
Oklahoma City, Okla., May 30.—(Special) —"No con-
struction now under way should be abandoned except un-
der pressing necessity, and no new projects in the build-
ing line should be started except under pressing ne-
This advice to citizens is sent out by the Oklahoma
Council of Defense in reply to inquiries on the subject
of the erection of more buildings. The advice is that
given out by the government during the recent meeting
of the federal trade commission in Washington.
The problem of road building has also come to the
members of the Oklahoma Council for consideration.
The federal board suggests that no roads be built unless
they are through roads or market roads. It is especially
desirous that no labor be taken from the farms for road
work, and that no time be given to the construction of
tourists' highways. It is the opinion of experts that the
best interests of all will be served if road building in
this state proceed at even a greater rate than previous-
Oklahoma City, Okla., May 30.—(Special.)— From in-
dications, June 5 wdl be the date of the greatest demon-
stration Oklahoma has seen in its history. The regis-
tration of men eligible under the first call for military
service and an immense drive for the sale of Liberty
Bonds will be an occasion.
Governor Williams has declared a holiday and
suggested that it be attended by such services and dem-
onstrations as are appropriate on one of the most solemn
md significant occasions in the history of the nation.
Churches, school children, civic organizations, city of-
ficials , women's clubs, all will combine in the patriotic
observance of the day.
"Liberty Day" will be the name being given to the
event. In many sections churches will hold special ser-
vices. Probably in every part of the state all forces
will combine for the sale of Liberty Bonds.
Insurance men have agreed to give their services on
June 5 to the placing of the bonds. In many sections
women's clubs are taking up the work, as are chambers
of commercc, lodges, Christian Endeavors, and similar
organizations, city officials, the Y. M. C. A. and the Y.
W. C. A. and Boy Scouts. These arc cooperating with
the banks of Norman through which the bonds are being
According to present plans, banks will be supplied with
badges from their federal reserve bank in time for use
on June 5. Every man who buys a bond will be given
"Surely no one fails to realize the significance of the
'Buy a Bond movement," declares the Oklahoma Coun-
cil of State Defense. "This is just as important as is
the raising of an army. In fact, an army would be
impossible without the money with which to equip and
maintain it. The purchase of every bond shortens the
duration of the war. And in addition to this with the
interest rate and the exemption from taxation, bonds
are a good investment.
"It is fitting that "Liberty Day' shotild be the occasion
for the climax to 'Buy a Bond movement."
We are at war with Germany. But it is not necessary
for every writer to carry out prejudice on trival mat-
ters not our concern against an enemy. Bravery, skill
and work are what will win this war. One bright maga-
zine writer has discovered a German woman was will-
ing to raise a war baby if her husband could come home
on a furlough. Then last but not least Von Hinden-
berg let the man go home. That is exactly what any
good general would have done. But if this woman want-
ed to raise a war baby and her husband was able and
willing it is hard to see what business it was of the
American magazine writer,— J. W. Lawton in Arapa-
Office, 59; Res., 488. First Nat'l Hank 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.
Advice to Boys About
Birds and Guns
Had a Fire
Had a Baby
Sold a Farm
Has Been 111
(lame to Town
Had an Operation
Has Been Arrested
Has Bought a Home
Had an Auto Smash
Fell from an Aeroplane
Is Sued for Breach of Promise
THAT'S NEWS—PHONE 1C.
—Nota-Seme Silk Hosiery, $1.25
plain and fancy, the best on the mar-
ket for the price. Bought before the
advances. At Rucker's.
In view of the fact that additional
burdens have recently been placed up-
on the newspapers of the country,
and in view of the fact that the Na-
tion must depend to a great extent
upon the Press to act as the medium
between the Government and Citizens,
the Oklahoma Council of State De-
fense urges that all citizens cooper-
ate with their home newspapers in
every possible way. The "Business
as Usual" campaign demands that
industries maintain their advertising
so far as possible. Each citizen should
consider it both a business and a pa-
triotic duty to aid newspapers by
paying arrears in subscription and in
every other way to aid the Press in
meeting the emergencies of the war.
—From the Oklahoma Council of De-
—In spite of advancing prices
we are reducing the price on a
high grade line of refrigerators.
—Minteer Hdwe Co.
J. W. Linton
REAL 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.
NEW AND SECOND-HAND
215 West Main Phone 622
Pay best pricks for second-hand
goods of every description.
Sell new and second-hand goods
at most reasonable prices.
Repairing of furniture a special-
Grates "Jid other repairs on
A SQUARE DEAL TO ALU
i There are some boys with guns
who do not seem to know the laws in
regard to shooting. Meadowlarks are
I killed, flickers or yellowhammers,
| sparrowhawks, bluejays and in April
| a duck, besides many others.
Now everybody should know that
songbirds are protected at all times
I and a fine of $100.00 is the penalty
for shooting them. This is a federal
law. These migratory insectivorous
birds include boblinks, catbirds, chick
[ adees, cuckoos, flickers, flycatchers
grosebacks, hummingbirds, kinglets
meadowlarks, nighthawks or bull bats
orioles, robins, shrikes, swallows
•swifts, tanagers, titmice, thrushes
vireos, warblers, waxwings, whippor-
wills, woodpeckers, and wrens, and all
other perching birds which feed en-
tirely or chiefly on insects. Doves are
protected by a State law in Oklaho-
ma. Ducks may not be shot until the
middle of October and bobwhites are
protected until the middle of Novem-
ber. Hawks and owls are of great
benefit on account of the mice and
other rodents they devour, owls should
always be protected, and all hawks
exxcept two kinds, the sharpshinned
and the Cooper's which are fortunate-
If boys only realized how much j
fun it is to encourage and make
friends of the birds, they would spend !
their energies in these ways and still'
could find plenty to shoot and trap.!
English sparrows may be shot at any ■'
time; they are a nuisance in every i
way through injuring gardens and !
crops and driving off our song birds, j
I'hey are good to cat, a factor not to j
j be despised at this time. But be sure
I it is an English sparrow you shoot— |
i not one of our beneficial native spar-
| rows. Blackbirds and crows are not
j protected by law, while the more cow-
birds you can shoot the better.
j Boys can help in the all important
I problem of saving food and meantime
! their love for adventure. Kill the
pests of the farm. Rats do enormous
damage; it is estimated at more than
$100,000,000 a year in this country.
Match your intelligence against rats,
and sec whether you can lure them'
into traps or persuade them to eatj
poison. An exciting sport is to get I
a dog or ferret (o drive rats out of
Cherries will be ripe in a few days. Order them
now if you want a crate. The supply will be limited.
No advance on account of the war. Same old price:
if order is given in advance. Orders filled in rotation-
First come, first served.
$2.50 per crate
Twenty-five cents rebate if boxes and crates are
returned same day.
I'hone 281 for further particulars.
I L J. Edwards
A GREAT meeting of anti-Germans was held
Madrid, Spain, on Saturday night, demanding that
Spain get into the war on the side of the Allies. Germany
gave answer to the meeting on Sunday by sinking the
Spanish steamships C de Elzaguirre, a vessel of 4,376
tons gross, and also sunk the Spanish steamship Begona,
of 2,862 tons. Many lives were lost.
It is evidently very dangerous to make any criticism of
an old barn or log pile and shoot them
as they try to escape. Gophers can
be trapped or poisoned. Any boy who
can shoot or tray coyotes may well
be proud of his skill.
Some animals that do damage to
crops and gardens are good to eat,
so whoever shoots them is increasing
the food supply at both ends. A gov-
ernment expert, Vernon Bailey, says
in regard to the prairie dog: "If
their fur should become fashionable,
or roast prairie dog an epicurean
dish, the problem of keeping them
in check would be settled, and there
is no reason save their name for not
counting them, properly prepared and
cooked, a delicacy. While owing their
name to a chirping or 'barking' not of
warning, they are in reality a big,
plump, burrowing squirrel of irre-
proachable habits as regards food
and cleanliness." So here is a chance
to kill off what is in many parts of
Oklahoma a serious pest and at the
same time increase our supply of
Cottontail rabbits are of course ap-
preciated as food; their numbers
should be kept down by fall and win-
ter shooting to the point where they
are not a pest in orchards, fields, or
gardens. Jack rabbits are not often
eaten, however, the half-grown or
nearly full grown young are usually
healthy and are very good eating
Albert Carter Post G. A. R. has ar-
ranged a program for the memorial
services of the year as follows:
Memorial services at the First
M. E. Church on South Santa Fe on
Sunday, May 27th, at 11 o'clock, wi*!.
sermon by Rev. R. D. Pool.
Decoration Day Wednesday, May
Albert Carter Post and friends will
congregate at the G. A. R. hall at 10
o'clock a. m. • and proceed to the
cemetery for decoration of graves.
Returning from the cemtery, they will
again convene at the hall at 12 m., at
which hour they will stand with
bowed and uncovered heads while the
bells of the city are tolled for five
minutes. All flags of the city will b
at half mast.
At 2:30 Decoration Day Servie.s
will be held at Christian church, vith
the following program:
Presiding—Thos. Boling, Post, Com-
Song—America, by audience.
Invocation—Rev. D. A. Wickizcr.
Song—"Little Bronze Button,"--
Reading, Gen. Logan's Order No.
11 (18G8)—Adjt Geo. II. Del.ong.
Gettysburg Address—Miss Eli a-
Duet—Mrs. Close and Mrs. Van
Address—Rev. F. M. Alexander. j
Song—"Star Spangled Banner,"— |
0. K. Transfer and
Reutepohler I VinDjk*
Office: 115 South Peter* (Runyan
Buildinr). Phone 22S
Residence Phonei 263 and SI.
Prompt attention riven te all busi-
ness entrusted t« them.
Denver Runyan J. R. Stogner
Runyan & Stogner
LOANS AND INSURANCE
Office: In Cleveland Co. Enter-
All business intrusted to us
will be carefully and con-
—Our entire line of refrigera-
tors placed on sale Friday morn-
ing.—iMinteer Hdwe Co.
when propery cooked. Those not need-1
ed for the table may be fed to dogs j
and poultry, but should be cooked be-1
cause the flesh of some is infested
with warbles or tapeworm larvae.
It is just as interesting and ex-
citing to shoot and trap these pests
as to destroy beneficial birds and at
the same time you will be serving
R. J. HAY DEN
Residence, 309 South Chatauqua
Will build for you and let you pay
monthly—just like rent, or
straight loans negotiated
See me for particulars
Everywhere, where farmers' conventions and food
producers' associations meet resolutions are adopted
urging President Wilson and Congress to prohibit the
use of grains in the manufacture of alcoholic and malt
liquors. Maybe the influence of such organizations will
in time overcome the influence of the liquor interests.
Every bushel of grain that it is possible to conserve
should be conserved—and here are over 1,000,000 bushels
that could be conserved yearly.
W. C. Weir announces that he has
desk room in the First National
bank, where he will be glad to give
information concerning real estate
(town or farm), loans or oil leases.
His phone number is 220.
NORMAN HIGH SCHOOL
"The Importance of Being Earnest"
A Trivial Comedy for Serious People
Thursday Night, May 31, 1917
Franing Opera House
M. S. McMurtrey, Director
Prices - - 25c - 35c - 50c
Seatb on Sale May 29th, at Barbour s' Drug Store
"A Class of 90"
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