The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 194, Ed. 1 Friday, November 8, 1918 Page: 1 of 4
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THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT
VOI- VII. NO. 194.
NORMAN. OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 8. 191S.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
A rmisiice Terms Not i et Signed;
Admiral Wilson of British Navy
Gave Oat Report Issued by U. P.
ARMISTICE TERMS AT
LARGE CONTINGENT RALPH V, DOWNING IN MESS A GE EXPLAINING
10 LEAVE TUESDA' CHARGE OF CAMPAIGN JMPQRMATION SOURCE
-a ARRIVES ONLY TODAY
PARIS, Nov. 8.—(1:36 p. m.)—The German dele-
gates arrived this morning at Marshal Foch's headquar-
ters, and are reported positively to have asked for an ar-
The text of the allies' conditions was read aloud and
then handed to the enemy delegates. The latter asked
immediate suspension of arms, which was refused.
The Germans, it is stated, have seventy-two hours
in which to reply.
REPORT MANY RIOTS
AMONG THE SAILORS
Soldiers and Sailors Seem to Fa-
vor Rioting Rather Than
arrive this morning
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8.—The Ger-
man delegates entered the conference
at General Fcch's headquarters at 'J
o'clock, Paris time, this morning, the
state department announced shortly
If it is found that the .armistice
needs to be referred to Berlin sever-
ty-two hours in which to make their
reply will be allowed from the time COPENHAGEN, Nov. 8.—The rev-
the decision to refer it is reached be 0lution in northern Germany which
department said. j began Wednesday with a revolt of
— ! sailors at Kiel, is reported to have
TERRELL COMMISSIONED spread throughout Schleswig-Hol-
CAPTAIN OF ENGINEERS ;tein anj into Mecklenburg Schwerin.
| Riots also are reported in the city of
Ordered to Report W ithin Ten Da; s , prcmell| osuthwest of Hamburg,
at Camp Pike. Ark., For I
Prof. R. C. Terrell of the depart-
ment of highway engineering at the
university, who has just received his
commission as captain in the en-
gineer corps of the army, will leave
within ten days for Camp Pike, Ark.,
where he has been ordered by the
war department to report for duty.
Captain Terrell is not new to army
A traveler arriving here from
Germany today said the revolting
sailors have seized the majority of
the German high seas fleet at Kiel
and that the warships operated by
mutinous crews have steamed out of
the harbor under the red flag.
Another report sad the revolution-
ists dominate Warnemunde.
Revolutionists Gaining Power
Early reports told of the seizure
Men Called to Appear Before Ward Captains Appointed Last
Board Tuesday For Entrap-
ment in Evening.
"Another large number of draft d
men will leave Cleveland county, an<;
they will go Tuesday, November
t2," says Clerk Ed P. Inble of the
local board. "This contingent will be
sent, notwithstanding the fact that
an armistice may be signed before
that time, and which may have been
already done," he says, "so the men
in the following list will make their
arrangements to appear at the office
of the local board Tuesday morning
at nine o'clock, no matter what re-
ports may be circulated :n the mean
About one hundred and sevenV
men are called, and they will appear
at the office of the local board at tV-'
county court house at 9 o'clock. Tues-
day morning, when they will get thfljr
necessary instructions and will leave
that evenng. on a special train, whi"h
brings about 125 men from Newkirk,
and 200 men from Guthrie.
This contingent goes to Kelly field.
San Antonio. Texas. The list fal-
Leon E. English, Norman.
Charlie Walker Ellison, Norman,
455 College avenue.
Charlie Davis, Lexington.
Sterling H. Curry, Wanette.
Russell Clifford Conklin, 302 Ponca,
Ervie N. Cole, Norman, 434 Elm.
Arvel Litteral Wright. Crane Mo.
Robert Wilbur Berry, Norman
Paul Bently, Lexington
Chas. Burnes, Lexington
Clarence Blackwell. Lexington.
Eugene Burnett, Lexington
George Belew, J.exine-ton.
(Continued on page twe)
Night and Flans Laid for
The state council of defense
and the county council of defense
are both back of the United War
Work campaign, just as they
have backed all other war work,
and expect every citizen shall do
his duty in subscribing accord-
ing to his means, to this great
work of caring for the boys.
County Chairman J. M. Gresham,
' in charge o the United War Work
campaign, has prevailed upon Ralph
. V. Downing to be the chairman for
the Norman school district, with
Judge Etflrleton and H. P. Meyer as
his assistants, and at a meeting in
Judge Eagleton's office last evening,
captains for the four wards and the
outlaying district were appointed, and
plans made to push an active cam-
paign, beginning Monday morning,
It is Hoped and believed that we
will put it "over the top" in one day,
but everybody is to be given an op-
portunity to subscribe. The cap-
tains are as follows:
First ward—J. M. Moomau,
Second ward—J. J. Burke.
Third ward—Dr. Edwin DeBarr.
Fourth ward—Wm. Synnott.
These captains will appoint ~
assistants in each ward.
The minimum sum to be raised bv
the Norman school district is $7,245
1 with a request that it be increased
at least fifty per cent, which will
make the amount approximately $11,
000. The managers and captains are
enthusiastic and have no doubt the
maximum amount will be subscribed
(Continued on page four)
life, "having served as an officer in 10f Altona, Flensburg and other cit
the Kentucky national guard for jeSi an(i an artillery battle in tho
rears. Since coming to Oklahoma he | streets of Hamburg. A workmen's
"has been interested in military af- ; am) goldiers' council was reported to
fairs. He was appointed as a major j |lave taken over the government of
on the staff of Governor Williams in j Kiel.
1017 and last July received a com- j Bremen, a free city of 175,000, is
mission of the same rank in the. Ok- on the Weser river, sixty miles south-
lalioma national guard. He has also! west 0f Hamburg. Warnemunde is a
been commandant of cadets at the j Baltic port lying at the mouth of the
university, where he has been a mem j Warnow, seven miles northwest of
ber of the engineering faculty since Rostock. It. has a pouplat.ion of
1916. I four thousand.
Late this summer Captain Terrell -
- -ent several weeks on a period ol BRITISH AIR1
inspection and observation at Camp! VERY SUCCESSFUL
Puniton, Kan., preparatory to taking ]
command of one of the national | During October They Made Six-
uard battalions. His commission it. ty-Four Raids Over Impor-
the United States army will keep tant German Towns,
him from the work he had expected j , g (British Admir-
t0 do in the national guard. I alty wdreleU)-During October, de-
I spite the prevalence of fog and thick
| mists, throughout the Rhine valley,
the British independent air force
made sixty-four raids over important
I German towns, exclusive of numerous
Tho War Work Camoaign Has raids P°n Herman airdromes at
Been Successful Among i Frescaty Hulhazau and,Jamrt*
Students at University. . Jh -^vemenUs^ ^ ^ ^
SUCCESS FOR STUDENTS
The War Work campaign which is
on at the university this week ends
today. A meeting of the workers was
held Wednesday evening at 7:30 >n
Recital hall, where plans were per-
fected for the final drive. The lead-
ers are impatient to be off. Like the
boys in France thev are saying "let i
The indications are that they will
"go over the top." Some groups ac-
tually have pockets full of money
two days ahead of the drive. The
women of the university are trying
to keep the pace set last year when
they subscribed more than the men
B it this vear the S. A. T. C. have a
chance to show how they are goitn-
to do it "over there." and it is pret
ty close to pay day.
Faculty members are hunting mem
bers of the committee to make
voluntary subscriptions. Thursda?
and Friday, four-minute speakers vis
.ted the boarding houses at lunch
time to advertise the campaign. The
speakers simply explained the plan of
■campaign, not taking up any sub-
tance flying was only possible on
twenty days out of the month. Of
these, only seven days could be de-
scribed as fair, while nine were high-
ty unfavorable for flying operations, j
Hundreds of tons of bombs were :
dropped during the raids.
25 Raids Over Metz-Sablon
Durintr the months there were i
twenty-five raids upon Metz-Sablon. i
The famous railway triangle is of
exceptional importance to the enemy
at present when—apart from th*
question of supplies for his fighting
lines—very large forces are in rapid
retreat toward the Rhine.
Photographs taken during recent
raids show as many as twelve or fif-
teen enemy troop and ammunition
trains crowded into the southern arm
of the triangle alone at one time.
scritions at the time.
On Friday morning Miss Haddock,
special war speaker, addressed a mass
meeting at chapel. By six o'clock Fr
day evening the campaign will be-
over with the money on the table.
Norman's Red Cross Mother
"Like a bird on the wing, current events
pass swiftly by, the news in the morning
is old at night, and soon forgotten."
There is a day coming when history will be review-
ed and should be correctly written now, that future
generations may know who went to war, and who stay-
ed at home to keep the home fires burning.
We have the pleasure of presenting to the readers
of the Transcript today, the picture of the "Mother of
the Red Cross Work in Norman, Mrs. J. W. Scroggs.
She first saw the coming storm that would darken
the world and fill it with sorrow; the day and night.
when millionsof mothers would weep on account of
loved ones gone to war.
Many other brave and loyal women in Norman
stood by her side, but Mrs. Scroggs led the way. with
a torch in her hand, to brighten the coming night.
These lines are written, lest we forget to honor
those to whom honor is due.
These words will soon be forgotten and will pass
away like a fleecy cloud, but the work "done by the
women in the Red Cross will live in the hearts of the
Pe°Plt- THE CIVIC COMMITTEE.
NEW YORK, Nov. 8.—Yesterday's announcement
of the signing of (he armistice between Germany and the
allies, was made by Admiral Wilson at Brest and was filed
to the United I'ress with-the admiral's approval.
This information was received by the United Press
in a cablegram from Roy W. Howard shortly before no«>n
Practically at the same time another message from
Howard was delivered to the l7nited Press, stating that
Admiral Wilson made the announcement in Brest at 4
p. m.. French time, but thai later he was notified that it
was not confirmable. Thi< latter measure filed by How-
ard did not show in the form in which it was delivered,
whether'it was sent yesterday or how long it had been
Howard's cablegram clearly showed that Admiral
Wilson acted in good faith, stating that he supposed the
announcement was official and therefore gave approval to
to the filing of the message to the United Press in New
LIKELY FOR SPEAKER
Longworth and Gillett Strong,
and Fess of Ohio Will Rave
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8.—An In-
teresting contest is likely for the
speakers of the next house. Half a
dozen names were mentioned by re-
publicans today in connection with
the place, which passes from demo-
cratic hands next March.
l.ongworth of Ohio, and Gillett of
Massachuetts. are apparently the
leading candidates to succeed Ghamp
' lark as boss of the house. Gillett
acting republican leader, Repre-
sentative Mann, Illinois, the republi-
can leader, is too ill to be considered
for the speakership, it is said, though
he would doubtless be the almost un-
animous choice were he able to un-
dertake the heavy duties involved
If Gillett is chosen speaker, Long-
worth probably will succeed him as
republican floor leader.
Fess Will Be Strong
Fess, Ohio, chairman of the con-
gressional committee, may get tile
speakership as a reward for t!ie re-
publican victory in the house. Manv
republicans give Fess a large share
of the credit for organizing the cam-
paign and favor him for speaker or
at least floor leadei.
Towner, Iowa, member of the com-
The United Press today asked the
government to ascertain how long
Howard's message stating that Ad-
miral Wilson authorized the an-
nouncement and also that Vie later
notified that it was unconformable-
were held up by censors.
There was reason to believe that
the niessaae stating that the news
was unconfirmable was badly delayed
In view of the fact that it was no*
received here until almost twenty-
four hours after the original cable-
gram. The messages received todav
from Howard were ns fol1ow -
PARIS.—Urgent. Brest Ad-
miral Wilson, who announced
Brest newspaper 11:00 '4 p. m.>
armistice been signed later not!
tied unconfirmable meanwhile
Brest riotously celebrating.
liREST. — Urgent. armistice
bulletin based local announced'
(announcement?! by Admiral
Wilson, Admiral supposing otTic-
ial was filed with Admiral's ap-
proval local newspaper bull** -
fined Brest celebrated nightlong".
ASKED TO CO-OPERATF
Prominent Labor Leaders Hare
Volunteered Their Services
Plans to secure the fullest co-op-
eration f the 15,000.000 i -.lustTi.i-
worker j of the Unit< ) Stt.tes 'i
forthcoming drive for funds for the
mittee on education, and Campbell, ■scven war wor|c agencies, November
Kansas, are others whose friends to.
day were booming them for speaker.
11-18. have been completed by the
dustrial division of the United W:
Uncle Joe Cannon, former speaker, Work Campaign A E. Ball, former-
will get a complimentary vote in the national secretary for the md is-
republican caucus that picks a speak- trjaj (jiv,.ion for the s s< athwest-
er, but he is not considered serious- - n ,tatea 0f the southern niilitarv
ly for the place. <!epartment.
With republican control assured bv Thousands of men employed m cor-
a considerable majority, democrat'.-.-: ton lumber camps, ; - ipyards.
interest centered in their floor le;'.-i- ,inj 0ther industrial • lantf- of the
ership. Kitehin. North 1 arollnn. j f0Uthwest are being asked to jon
present floor leader, however, is fa- w;,h the local campaign committee t
vored by some, particularly from the stimUlnte subscriptions on the part of
north and west. Kitchin's luke- workmen. Prominent labor leaders
warmness oil some war measures has i)ftVe already volunteered their *er-
alienated some of the democrats who v)ces to make the campaign a siu-
believe Clark would make better use cess among their asociates.
t f the minority strength "No group of persons has been,
■ more loyal in suporting the various
Junior High School Opens—The war actjv -ies or more generous n
Junior high school at the university thejr and subscriptions tha
will open Monday morning. Novem- Vqve th workers in Industry," saiit
ber 11th, after being closed for some- ga]j jn announcing the plans foi
time on account of the influenza ^his division of the campaign "One
cuarantine. fighter at the front requires the sup-
port of ten workers at home, and the
You appreciate the blessings of American worker recognizes this re-
freedom. You thank God that you are sponsibility in this respect. We bf-
a free citizen of a free country. Buy ]ieve that our plan will result in in-
war savings stamps. Keep your creas!ng this feeling of personal re
■ pledge. i (Continued on page four)
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