The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 99, Ed. 1 Friday, July 19, 1918 Page: 1 of 4
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THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT
VOL. VI. NO. 99.
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY. JULY 19. 1918.
PRICE 2 CENTS
DRIVE MAY CLEAR WHOLE RHEIMS FRONT
LINE TO STEM
Germans Pour Reinforcements
Into Aisne-Marne Area to
Check Soissons Drive.
BATTLE IS CONTINUING;
MANY PRISONERS TAKEN
Drive Will Effect Disruption of
German Front Lines.
By WEBB MILLER
United Press Staff Correspondent
PARIS, July 19.—The Ger-
mans are pouring reserves in to
stem the Franco-American ad-
vance toward Soissons. All pres-
ent plans of the German general
staff looking toward Paris have
been thrown out of gear by the
allies' rapid strokes.
The fighting at some places
was furious all night long, dis-
patches to Paris from the front
today said, but the Americans
were able to gaze on Soissons
from a plateau when dawn carue
Two American units and oiv:
French unit have sen! back 3,'-'00
prisoners irom their sectors • l
Result of Drive
Among the most important re-
sults of the drive are: First, it in-
terferes seriously with German use of
the railways toward Laon, Chateau
Thierry, Rheims and the Aisne.
Second, it is a direct threat to the
pivot of German operations along the
Third, it has had the effect of draw-
ing off pressure against the French
on the Marne.
GERMANS PIN HOPES
[By United Press!
PARIS, July 19— New German re-
serves have been thrown into the bat-
tle to oppose the French and Ameri-
can advance between the Aisne and
the Marne, the French war office an-
nounced today. The battle is proceed-
ing fiercely. The number of enemy
prisoners has been increased.
French and Italian troops are at-
tacking between Rheims and the
Marne and have made some progress.
"Between the Aisne and the Marne,
the French, despite the resistance of
new German reserves, realized a con-
siderable advance during the even-
ing," the statement said.
"The battle is proceeding fiercely.
The number of prisoners has been in-
"West of Rheims the French at-
"South of the Marne, the French
recaptured Montvoisin and ejected the
Germans from the eastern border of
North of the river the French pro-
gressed in the Roi wood and C our Ion
wood and between Pourcy and La-
Pomerne advanced their line one kilo-
THEY'LL GIVE HUN
An American general inform-
ed by his superior that he could
not possibly reach the objective
he had selected replied:
"The hell we can't? Any place
I ask my boys to go they'll go!"
A wounded doughboy deliver-
ed himself of this:
"I got a hunch of Heinies, bu
a shell scratched me and the
doctor made me come back.
Damn the luck!"
Another wounded American
told his companions:
"We'll be fixed up all right
and ready to mix with 'em in a
couple of weeks, but the darned
war will be over before then,
the way the boys are going after
SCHOOLS OF CITY TO
REOPEN SEPTEMBER 9
West Side Work to Be Carried on
in Churches for Some
WITH HALF THEIR RESERVES USED
HUNS MA Y BE FORCED TO GIVE UP
ENTIRE LINE ALONG MARNE RIVER
A little fun manages to creep into
war activities. The following letter
written in all seriousness has just
been received by the recruiting sec-
tion of the southern department, Ar-
my Y. M. C. A., from a town in
Dear Sir: I have been reading
about the camouflage department
and I would like to have some
information about the duties of a
musician in that line. Iimi vio-
linist. I am nineteen years oil*
I will await your early reply
The inquiry was referred to the
■wise heads of the headquarters for in-
terpretation. The only logical solu-
tion was the following:
Miss Nineteen-Years-Old will go off
to one side of the German lines and
play her violin feelingly. The ten-
der-hearted Huns, hearing the music
<?), will think it is some animal in
distress and all will rush over to ren-
der assistance. With the way clear,
Vacation days for Norman school j
| children will end Tuesday, September I
9, when the fall term of the public j
j schools of the city will open. Charles
Standley, secretary of the board of j
! education, announced the date of j
| opening Friday.
Since the new Washington school
building on the west side will not be |
[completed, school work will be carried j
on in the various churches, as was
| done last year. No definite arrange-
ments for utilizing the churches have
! yet been made, but this will be at- I
!tended to soon.
The date set in the contract for the j
completion of the Washington school j
is October 31, but will no doubt be a
month or two after that time before Ab9ence ()f Many New Voters in
the building is ready for occupancy.' _ • . ...
JOY FOR POILUS
LONDON, July 19.—Fifty
thousand bottle of champagne
were sent to poilus defending
Rheims by the grateful inhab-
itants of that city, dispatches
from the French front today
Approaching Soissons, Franco-Americans Breast
Counter-Attack, Repulsing Enemy With
Terrific losses in Men and Arms.
PRIMARY IS LIGHT
Great shortage of labor and difficulty j
in obtaining material have held up
work on the structure almost since it
Four Positions Unfilled
Four vacancies in the Norman corps I
of teachers are yet to be filled. Two j
are in the high s.'hool am: two in the
east si ie school. The appointees to j t
these positions will not be named un- j u
til feupt. N. H. Edwar4s, who is now j...
attending the University of Chicago, i...
returns to Norman or makes his rec- !...
omendations by letter. j...
By action of the board of education
at its last meeting, Sam Smith was
sc'ected as janitor of the high school
building at a salary of $7!i per month
The pay of C. T. Cathey, janitor of
tehe Jefferson building, was raised to
$75 a month. No janitor has yet J
been selected for the new Washing-
the allied armies will march directly
to Berlin, and the war will be over—
al because of the camouflage music.
Simple, isn't it? The idea will be
sent to the war department.
W. D. Little,
Mr. Norris, "but we hope that this
Lieut. Thomas L. Highley of Okla- j will not be done in Oklahoma It is
homa City, a former student in the j necessary for all dealers to make the
REST ROOMS OPEN TO
VISITORS ON SATURDAY
The women's rest rooms just east
of the postoffice will be open Satur-
day for visitors and for women seek-
ing information about war work.
Mrs. J. F. Sargent, home economics
demonstrator for Norman, has a
large number of bulletins containing
war recipes sent out by the food ad-
ministration, and she is glad to dis
Must Co-operate to
Avoid Coal Famine
ADA, Okla., July 19.—It is essential
that retail dealers and local fuel com-
mitteemen work together in order to
get the coal for their communities be-
fore cold weather according to P. A.
Military Service Makes
WHERE TO REGISTER
Ward 1—North of Main
street and east of North Pe-
ters avenue; register at E.
Mayfield's drug store.
Ward 2—North of Main
street and west of North Pe-
ter's avenue; register at E.
B. Kimberlin's store.
Ward 3, Precinct 1—South
of Main street between Santa
Fe railroad and University
boulevard; register at Bar-
bour's drug store.
Ward 3, Precinct 2—South
of Main street and west of
University boulevard; regis-
ter at Transcript-Enterprise
Ward 4—South of Main
street and east of Santa Fe
railroad; register at R. S.
EVERY, POSITION HELD DESPITE ATTACK
Advance on Main Highway from Chateau Thierri
to Soissons, Along Which Allies Have
Proceeded Eight Miles.
| By United Press]
LONDON, July 19.—(3:23 p. m.)—That the Franco-
Am erh-an offensive may force the.Germans to retire from
the entire Rheims front, where the enemy has used
twenty-three reinforcement divisions (276.000 men) or
half their total of reserves, was the belief expressed in
military circles here this afternoon.
It was also stated that Crown Prince Rupprecht prob-
ably will start an immediate offensive on the British
front, in an effort to retrieve the Rheims disaster.
WITHIN MILE OF SOISSONS.
The French and Americans are within a mile of Sois-
sons, it was learned authoritatively today. They have
moved forward all along the line between the Aisne and t\
the Marne, their greatest preparation, at last reports, be-
ing eight miles.
One American division took Vierzy and is reported to
have advanced three miles beyond.
(Vierzy is six miles south of Soissons and about *
three miles east of the original line. A three mile advance t..
beyond this would take the Americans across the Sois-
.;. j sons-Chateau Thierry road.)
+ BY FRED S. FERGUSON, " 1 - < „
United Press Staff Correspondent.
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN THE CHAMPAGNE,
* July 19. (2 p. m.)—The battle is increasing in intensity on the
* whole front from the Aisne to the Marne, as this is cabled.
* The Americans and French are driving forward in an extended
* advance toward the main highway from Soissons to Chateau Thier-
ry, wJiich lies from three to ten miles east of the original line.. ^
Counter-Attack Repulsed. "**" 7
The Germans, aided by great numbers of reserves, made a
Supplemental registration of voters
iuir iuiu «u.r. jor primary election August 6, me (jerumiiB, «iuew L>,y . ..
Norris, state fuel administrator. Most I hich was be(;un Wednesday, July < heavy counter-attack on the plateau southwest of Soissons. It was
of the dealers have ^-operated freely ^ ^ yery light) according to R. S. | repulsed
but there are some who have not i n - nntv re2-istrar The period i Dlooall> ,|u , ^ . . ,. . . , . ,
realized that conditions are different ^ ^J^ation ends July 27. Americans and French in that region are continuing to hold
frcm those of a few years ago. jwutration now being conducted the line they established yesterday evening, or are advancing east-
"The Washington office of the fuel , ^ ^ ^ regisleredf jward.
administration has put out of business ut for thoge wlw have moved here i Cavalry already has pushed across the Soissons-Chateau
i - - irK.2 sssrto
twentv-one years of ape since tne ,
last election. Registrar Davis wishe- Uncounted prisoners, guns and material are still accumulating,
to call attention to the fact that any 'fhe remarkable transport system of the allies is enabling
person qualified to vote in the gen : rajjes 0f motor trucks carrying ammunition and other ma-
eral election in November is also eli- rumble forward. They return to the rear with slightly
e-ihle to register and vote in the Aug- leimi, iuuimio * , , ,
ust primary. wounded men. Men and guns, rushed up on trucks, are dumped
It is expected that only a small off and are in the thick of the fighting a few minutes later
university, with Lieut. Gary L. Wa-
ples of Hyle Park, Mass., figured h.
an aeroplane accident in which Wa-
ples -was killed, ten miles from Kelly
field, San Antonio, Tex., on Thursday.
The plane was flying so 'ow that
it came in contact with a tree. The
collision caused the machine to catch
rue and killed Waples instantly, but
Highley remained unhurt.
Lieutenant Highley is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Highley of Okla
reports and carry out the rules of the
state and county administrations as
well as those of the administration in
"The fuel situation does not appear
as serious as it did a few weeks ago,
but the danger is not passed yet. Some
towns in the western part of the
state have cars of coal stored tor win-
ter use while other towns have re-
ceived practically no coal. The latter
class of towns are mostly those where
number of registrations will be made,
on account of the fact that a great _ \/' "x
many of the young men who have be- fJJ p y I Sit OY" S
homa City and a nephew of Mr. and | the dealers and the committeemen
Mrs. J. J. Burke of this city. He has . have not been working hand in hand
many friends in Norman. to avert a fuel famine.
precinct or county
"WHATRED CROSS DOES,"
QUESTION OFTEN ASKED,
ANS WERED IN BRIEF FORM
Given a Taste
Of Army Life
After swallowing the pink and pur-
ple sweet pills and the black sticky
come of age since 1916 are now in j
military or naval service and will not j
take advantage of their rights.
Who Should Register
Qualified voters who registered in
1916 and have not moved from their
precinct or county will not be re- ple sweet pmo mm .uv u....... .
quired to register. All young men alligators prescribed by the physi
who have become of age since the last ciaI)s jn the emergency hospital, the
general election in 1916, all voters nuraerous patients felt that, after all,
who have moved to the state since their cases of heart disease, append;-
the registration period preceding the 1 citis, tuberculosis and fever which had
general election of 1916 and who have keen diagnosed, might not be serious,
. i lived in the state a year, the county was the conclusion reached by those
... .- "The significance of the various I President Wilson says: "A large, six months and the precinct thirty who attended the Y. M. C A. and Y.
tribute these to the women of Clevo-i formg of reljef work carrie(i on by the well-organized and efficient Red Cross | days and all voters who have moved W. C. A military ^
■ ■- * — Led Cross is that each person who is essential. It is both a patriotic from one county to another m the diers and students at the university
! joins the American Red Cross per- and humane service that is tendered j state should register. Thursday evening. , .
" all of by every citizen who becomes a mem- j Voters who have moved from one , The program of entertainment m-
precinct to another, but have not eluded an artists' recital of readings
land county who have not already re
ceived them. _ i joins uie Auicutm j,™
Although Mrs. E. A. Foster, chair- sonajiy adds to the comfort of „
man of the woman's committee of the j frjen(js jn the army and navy and ber of the American Red Cross.
Within Sight of Soissons.
American troops, co-operating witu
the French, already are within sight
Latest reports received at head-
quarters indicated that the Franco-
American attack is progressing sat-
isfactorily along the whole front.
The number of German prisoners is
not yet known. One American unit
won has taken 3,300. Many more have
not been counted. More than fifty
enemy cannon have been captured.
The advance has been so rapid that
various regimental headquarters have,
been moved forward as many as three
times and couriers have had great dif-
ficulty in keeping in touch with th*'.
German Flank Threatened.
The drive already is seriou*fy
threatening the German right flank
council of defense is away on her va-
cation, the rooms will be in charge of
efficient workers, Mrs. A. E. Butler,
Mrs. James M. Gresham and Mrs. Leo
Owens to Grady County—J. W.
Owens, until recently county farm
agent of McClain county, has taken up
his duties in the farm bureau of
Grady county, with headquarters at
Chickasha. Upon taking charge of j
the farm agent's office, Mr. Owens at j
once begun work on the county free
fair. ' ;
precinct LU uiuuisi, u— — ® j in the Marne salient and holds possi
increases their chance "of coming safe | What Red Cross Does [changed counties should see their old and piano, vocal and whistling solos bilities of forcing a great enemy with
home again," said L. E. Phillips, who The purpose of the American Red registration officer and get their cer- by students in the school of ne ar
was state chairman of the Red Cross ! Cross are to furnish volunteer aid to tificate of registration transferred to of the university, the 'nspect.on o^
Christmas membership campaign, the sick and wounded of the army the precinct in which they now reside, the canteen service, business call in
This explanation in part answers the and navy in time of war; to act in Precinct registrars on presentation of the emergency hospital, and a visit
questions which are being asked by matters of volunteer relief, and, in a transferred certificate will issue a to the Y. M. C. A. recreation rooms
some of the residents of Cleveland accord with the naval and military new certificate conforming to the law. | for the soldiers in the annex of the
county—such questions as "What; authorities, to serve as a medium of Too Late to Change Politics | engineering building. to be thrown into the the to the
does the Red Cross do with the money j communication between the people of Voters cannot change their politics Seveia) huni rc< stu ents in a < i southeastward. It is a qui^^on \v u I..
we contributed?" and "Why should j the United States and their army and now for the primary election. The ;t,on ,he s°'diers enjoy e en •
I work for the Red Cross society?" j navy; to continue and carry on a sys- ]&w requires that they must make ap- |ta:nment.
drawal. Success of the present opera-
tions has been means of averting any
immediate danger to Paris. Hie at-
tack is rapidly exposing a great con-
centration of enemy reserves aud at-
tillery, which were held in readiness
VOrK lor Lilt I\eu sutler ; ow * J — -- J law ' .
"The American Red Cross is an j tem of national and international re- plication to the precinct registrar
association of more than 3,000,000 j lief in time of peace, and to apply ninety days before a statewide elec- i
• - - Ji' 1 11-, ♦ Vwv r, n «V> « 1 *1 m lti iru f tifi HI' fff rin l/Q t i . .... ,1 ♦ li •> i- n />< > ♦ I ♦ <" t < rtf rp irwtpa - 1
Store Front Nearly Finished—Car-
| association 01 more man jm "mc nmeiy «. —— , , . finished the work
! American citizens, organized locally ithe same in mitigating the sufferings tion and that a certificate of registra- j Penters av ^ y ^ ^
i in chapters, branches, and auxiliaries,' caused by pestilence, famine, fire, tion will be issued to them indicating j r^ID£ . V?® 0<~..ul,Ye<l hv the Mev
I governed by a central committee with j floods and other great national calam- what party they desire to affiliate ; estate hui aing, ^ I > y ^
headquarters in Washington, D. C. Its ities; and to devise and carry on with. ;(rj ' ^( r "... fr(jnt when com-
1 accounts are audited by the war de-' measures for preventing such calami- The granting of registration num- ! 'lal" * n"1 •
jpartment." "" !i' ' ' ' " bers for the supplementary lis
T he granting 01 registration aura- j , ,
,s. Ibers for the supplementary list will j plete. will he an all-plate-glass fjont,
Oklahoma Weather: Tonight fair;! This is the official definition made' The relief activities of the Amer-beg,n where the numbers left off in render! akin!-
warmer west portions Saturday fair, | by the bureau of publications of the I ican Red Cross are administered ]916 instead of beginning at No. 1. >
warjner j American Red Cross. j ( Continued on Page Two) —- - epa'
er the Germans will he to m
gariize these or will have to withdraw
WHO MAY VOTE
All i*>«n wiu> will become legal vo-
ters by the time of the November
general election are entitled to reg-
ister and vote at the primary, A g-
R. S. DAVIS,
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