The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 99, Ed. 1 Friday, July 19, 1918 Page: 3 of 4
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THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT. FRIDAY. ,11 LV 1!>. mis.
City Property, Farm Lands, and Farm Loans—See Clyde Pickard, Real Estate
* After Hard Twenty-Hour Offensive
In a recent aerial combat, fifteen
I which is said to be mobilizing at Kiel, splendid discipline and energy that ex- t ~
! The present allies' victories are final ceeded expectations. Americans were pitted agamst a Ger-
i V . rx C vindication not only of unified com- I The result is bound to be far reach- man "circus, which was composed of
Americans Lager to Kenew Scrap
mand but of the selection of Generating on the whole west front. Un-1twenty-one crack boche aviators. A
Military of-1 doubtedly it will seriously interfere
IFoch as generalissimo.
B.v FRANK J. TAYLOR
United Press Staff Correspondent
WITH THE AMERICANS NEAR
SOIS|SONS, July 19.—(2:55 a. m.)—
While preparations for the resump-
tion of the Franco-American drive,
between the Aisne and the Marne
were in full swing this morning, some
of the soldiers who had battled al-
tillery, machine guns, rifles and sup
plies and sprinted eastward. The
area captured by the Americans be-
tween the Aisne and the Ourcq had
more than 150 artillery pieces of var-
ious calibres in it. The enemy saved
practically none of them, as the Amer-
r ast continuously for twenty hours j ican infantry followed closely the
« ere snatching hurried naps, others ! shelling barrage which completely si-
were busy consolidating the newly i lenced the German guns,
won positions and getting ready for; "We were so busy chasing Germans
the next blow, scheduled for day- j we haven't had time to pay any at-
break. j tention to the stuff they left behind
The Germans retreated so rapidly I them," said one officer.
yesterday that the Americans and Boys Wounded But Happy
The Germans everywhere along the [ ficials formerly opposed to him are i with Crown Prince Rupprecht s care-
line were panicky. They left their ar-
now his most enthuisastic advocates. | fully prepared plans to attack the
-ti -u <.-1,1 British through the necessity of send-
The allies success is attributable, . f , ., rarmal.
first, to better control of the air, en- ln8 reserves t0 the ald of the Germa"
abling them to select the most op- 1 lown I'nnce.
portune time a;-.'1 most vulnerable
points for their attacks, secondly, to
the patient nursing of reserves, de-
spite the strongest pressure and temp-
tation to use them before effective re-
sults could be obtained; thirdly, to
the magnificent work of the French
staff, resulting in unprecedented
speed in concentration and propor-
tion, notwithstanding the heavy bur-
den of simultaneously directing the
great battle to the eastward; and
fourthly, to American participation,
Don't mistake simmering water for
.boiling water. "It was boiling just
a minute ago" doesn't meet the re-
quirement of boiling water at the mo-
ment of using says a bulletin from
the National War Garden commis-
sion of Washington which will send
anyone upon request a free canning
French were enabled to move forward | Siigntly wounded doughboys, hap
at the rate of more than a kilometer j py, grinning and dirty, lay about in ] in unanticipated numbers and with a
an hour, reaching their twelfth hour | groups after the advance was volun-
objectives in seven hours.
Officers had great difficulty in
holding back the victorious dough-
boys, in order to keep the line
straight. The Americans wanted to
go to Germany. .
Units Press Forward
Regimental commanders had to
tarily halted , swapping experiences !
and displaying souvenirs.
"We were just rushed in the |
trench last night, said one youngster, j
"We were only there half an hour
when the captain said:
"Boys in just twenty minutes we go
ver the top. There is time for every
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were worming, twisting, diving, ca-!
reening, splirting at once. The rainbow
matinee ended in an American vic-
send couriers forward to call back n an to have a good smoke."
some units, while one company got so i "Before we reached their trenches
far ahead that an airplane was used the Heinies hopped out like rabbits,
te carry the restraining message. ' We couldn't help laughing at 'em."
FORD FOR SALE—1916 model Ford
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FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
AFTERNOONS 2-6. NIGHTS 7-1
"A Captive God"
AN D BLACKSMITHING
ON EAST MAIN STREET
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
Why We Fight
Because German Luit of Conquest
Menaces in Many Ways Our
Very National Existence
By CL.AKKNCE I.. SPEED
fcocretary of the War Committee of the
Union Ijeague Club of Chicago.
NOTICE—Mary Lydda Fraysher,
who left home Saturday, July 13,
and has not been heard from since, is
five feet three inches in height,
weighs 120 pounds, has blue eyes, fair
complexion, dark hair. Markon left
f -4 n * « * r r> n jstr\ hand; thumb off at first joint; first
\ n r. fx fVs /\ /V !\IVI I Itwo finffers off near first joint. Call
police station. 99-1*
MUST HASTEN FOR SALE—Piano, almost new.
_ „ _ _ _ „ . n r - $200-—R. G- Fitz 21® East Duffy
OR LOSE LINE«'
By EI) L. KEEN
United Press Staff Correspondent
LONDON, July 19.—The German
army facing the Franco-Americans in
' t!i e Soissons district must move fast
FOR SALE—Jersey cow, about 3V4
gallons per day. Would take good
second-hand buggy in trade.—J. C.
Stanberry, Route 1, Norman. 98d2
Any one of the reasons why we are
at war with Germany, mentioned in|i? * wants to escape a disastrous
previous articles of this series, would pocketinp?.
be sufficient justification for this na-1 Opinion was united here today that
tlon taking up arms. Only extreme the onward smash of the French and
patience, coupled, ofiten, with complete American troops marks the first stage
failure to recoguize the, seriousness of i ti,je n0w moving to engulf Ger-
the German menace to America and 1 many That nation and its allies are
the world, kept the United States out everywhere on the downgrade and
of the war for nearly three jeais e [osjnj; tj]g initiative. The allied up-
fore it finally deti e to per hand grows more noticeable as
fact justification for war with Ger- ^ *>
many existed years before the contlict Americans continue to pour in
in Europe was begun. | a11 fit'hting fronts today the «1-
It has been shown that Germany, '>es activities are victorious and sig-
for years, had been plotting within our nificant.
borders, encouraging immigrants to General Drive Impending
became citizens and at the same time With failure of the German drive
remain faithful to the kaiser. She toward Rheims, thp victorious Franco-
filled our land with spies and agents American counter blow toward Sois-
of disorganization when, to all out- song) the Italian activity in Albania
ward appearances, relations between _ ^ ^ p0la, there is a possibility that
America and Germany, were o t a ^.|iere soon w;]] (,e more important de-
most friendly chaiacur. velopments along the west front. The
From evidence supp u y allied armies everywhere are strain-
mans themselves, it has been shown J
that Germany's doctrine that might '"!? at the leash, eager to take
alone is right would menace the very smash at the Hun.
independence of the United States just 1 Reports reaching here from the
as surely as it destroyed that of Ser- point where the Franco-Americans
bia and Belgium, just as soon as Ger- opened their attack Thursday bring-
many felt herself strong enough to jng the news that five thousand of
make a formal attack. German lust Qermans Were captured up to 8
of conquest knew no bounds. o'clock on the first day of the drive.
Events of the last year have Proven I(. ,ook3 here as if ^ aUies had hi(.
that Germany, having split the world
in half by her rreation of a Mitteleu-
ropa, extending from the Baltic almost , .
to the Persian gulf, was planning to Tne navy isn t sleeping whil
devour the halves separately. The fact j allies are steadily smashing at the
that our half of the world was being Germar.s on land and in the air. The
reserved for dessert was ail the mora ships a e filled with men who are ach-
reason why we sho'ilct enter the war jng. for a chance to help stage the
while a part, at least, of the other l'alf finaj smash. In this connection ad-
was still making resistance. j /jces ,,re COming from a neutral
Finally, when tho codapse o^ ® .0untry that eye witnesses report
rov >nlpd the tact that Germany \nu8: „
lighting, not a war of self-preserva- £reat activity in the German fleet
tion, but one of conquest pure and
simple, and that the freedom of tha
entire world was menaced, any ques-
tion of why we are fighting seemed
LOST—Pocketbook containing $1.00
check from Mrs. J. S. Buchanan to
Mrs. Ella Devore. Also some small
change. Finder return to Transcript
All kinds of Transfer and
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FOR RENT—Two rooms for lignt
housekeeping. Two blocks from
bar k corner. Phone 477. 97-3*
FOR RENT OR SALE—Four-room
house, water and lights. See Ly>
dia Briggs at county treasurer's of-
WANTED TO RENT—A farm near
Norman for next year. Apply at
the Transcript office. 96-6t*
LOST—Monday, between Norman
and Moore, 100-lb. sack of flour.
Return to the Trans-.ript office. Re-
FOR SALE—One 1917 Model Ford
touring car in good condition.
Priced $475. See E. B. Kimberlin at
his store. 9-tf
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY—If you
understand the eating business,
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"K," Transcript. 9-tf
* William 3.Mart
A big six-reel super production tola
only as Hart can tell it.
Navy Also Restless
Women, We Want Help
Women who want steady work call
at once. Experience not necessary.
NORMAN STEAM LAUNDRY.
Just received car Millrun
While it lasts, $1.65 per
hundred, cash at elevator
The Red Elevator
FOR SALE—Kafir seed. $3.50 per
hundred pounds.—J. H. Zink, phone
R-151. Route 4. 1-tf
The military party in Germany start-
ed the war because it believed the tlmo
ripe for conquest.
Proof that ambition, and not consid-
eration of its own safety, prompted
Germany to begin the war is given by
the fact that Serbia and Belgium, two
helpless little nations, were the first
Germany had under no compulsion.
killing our citizens, dellberatley
the sea to us?
German plotters and spies, under
the direct leadership of the German
ambassador to this country, worked
almost openly, blowing up industrial
plants, sinking ships in our harbors,
and menacing railroads and canals.
Germany, spurred by successes,
openly began to announce plans for
disciplining the United States. She
scoffed at the Monroe doctrine, and
tried to create a German state in
Brazil which, in time would be strong
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Experience not necessary .-Norm.. d with "Mutt and Jeff" by Bud
■ ' . n_ntupt- tilfl Brazil wnuii, 111 liuic nuum
signed a solemn treaty to protect the ^ q r,,v„llltlon and
neutrality of Belgium. . .. overthrow democratic government
branded this treaty "a scrap of paper, | " "
she gave proof that all h" treaties there. armampnts, her («sr*
would be so considered when hei in- ... . . , . , ...
would be so considered
terests demanded. In other words,
Germany's invasion of Belgium meant
the tearing up of every treaty which
existed between Germany and other
nations. It was ample Justification for
America going to war at that moment.
This did not spur America at the
time, but Germany's cruelties in Bel-
gium, surpassing anything ever before
known in modern history, gave further
evidence that the world was not safe
as long as such a government existed
Then came Germany's conduct on
the sea. With her batt'.efleet crnveniy
gard of treaties, and her evident re-
liance on force alone, Germany was
rapidly making the world an unsafe
place in which to live, forcing all oth.
er nations to adopt the military sysi
tern, or be at her mercy.
The German ambition to force Ger
man kultur on the remainder of tha
world was well exploited. Kultur, to
the German mind, was not what cul
ture is to us. It was the whole Ger>
man system, of government, of comi
merclalism and of life. There was
no place for democracy in a world
which bore the stamp of German kul
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EPISODE NO. 13
"His Day Out"
10 BIG REELS 10
The Hand at the
seeklug shelter behind the defenses of | tur. If we valued our form of goverm
the Kiel canal, Germany sent out her j ment, we had to go to war.
submarines and began a war on un- [ q^e tight which England and France
armed merchantmen. Women and chll- | took up frnm the beginning, and in
dren were her victims. American cltl- w],jCii Belgium and Serbia laid down
zens by the score went down to death j the|r uveSi Wns America's tight from
on the Lusitauia. The United States j the flrsti nmi America's fight long be-
made a protest, and Germany promised j fore it began, had America but real-
to mend her ways. This she did, for | Now America does dealize, and
a time, until she could build a fleet ot
bigger and better submarines, and then
her plry.te sea warfare broke out witb
fresh vigor. How could we keep out
o£ war when Germany. afterj'ntlilBSBly
America cannot and will not make
peace until the Prussinn lust for con-
quest Is curbed and the Prussian mili-
tary power crushed for all time.
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