The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 229, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 21, 1918 Page: 1 of 4
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The Daily Transcript
NORMAN. OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, DEC. 21 ,1918.
NAMES OF SLACKERS
Slate Council of Defence Issi.es In-
structions to County Councils
and All War Workers-
Record of Slackers
In order to combat a serious sit-
uation arising from n misinterpre-
tation of the word "voluntary
subscription to the Red Cross and
a desire on the part of some citi-
zens of Oklahoma to shift respons-
ibilities on the pretext that thd
war is now over, the Oklahoma
State Council of Defense has is-
sued the following bulletin to all
County Councils of Defense:
"To All War Workers in Oklaho-
"Reports have come to this of-
fice that a certain class of citi-
zens are refusing to support the
Red Cross Roll Call on the grounds
pus-and Class Room
Subert Turhyfill, Editor.
The court of Hezikiah Sugar-
foot Turbyfill, judge sitting in all
cases affecting the heart, conven-
ed Friday evening at 7:55 in the
Auditorium of the High School
building. It was only after a
chase over the muddy roaas of the
county airtl lasting many hours
that the defendant was captured.
Urges Earnest Work
Says Oklahoma Is Lagging and it
Needs "Pushing on the Lines"
if She Is Not Disgraced.
Lieut. Frank Austin Writes
On How Gas Affects Victims
Chairman J. M. Moomau is in re-,
ceipt of the following telegram |
from Manager Phillips, who has
charge of the Christmas Red Cross
membership campaign in Oklaho-
andsohewas kept under lock and ma. It .-.plains itself, and .sho«*
key and covered with the sheriffs what earnest work .s necessary m
gun for the remainder of the ses- Oklahoma if the drive is to he a
sion. Miss Elizabeth Romance -ncces- It says
Poppinjay, well portrayed by "Oklahoma City, Dec -(>. Ul..
"Snooks" Martain, was bringing "J. M Moomau, Chairman,
suit against Mr. Meredith Pussy- "Norman, Okla.
foot John Robbins for $10,000 on "Have your workers quit, or is
a breach of promise suit. The j it possible that the people of your .
state's side was well held up by j community do not carc to keep the ,
the prosecuting attorney, Roy M. Upirit of the Red Cross alive? Okla- ( could not move my foot. I was
Smith, as good as Smiths go, and j ilonla's brilliant war record is now going to tell the map reader, who
the defense showed his wisdom by ;n pcr;i. Unless you and your was on my left to call my machine,
getting Att. Clarence Morrison, worV;ers start with renewed energy | but found I was paralyzed all
over. When I regained conscious-
ness I was lying ifi the bottom of
my tank, half
The following is part of a letter
received by Dr. and Mrs. C. L.
Austin from their son, Lieut.
Frank Austin, detailing his exper-
ience with gas. lie is in the ser-
vice in France, in the :101st bat-
,talion, in charge of a tank, and
"Dear Fother and Mother: You
see in a tank the fumes from your
own engine and from our guns
you don't realize that the Germans
are gassing until we commence to
feel the effect of it. Believe me,
it does not take long to knock you
out after it once hits you. I was
| driving when it hit me. It seemed
! to commence in my legs and
spread all over me.
(l nited Press)
New York. Dec. 21.—Develop-
i ment of Influenza into pneumonia
can be prevented by the injection
— , , . ,. ■ i „ i, , of quinine into the veins, accord-
burnt steel. I dont mmt a bit ^ ^ ^ Mter appearing
after we have gotten into the fight . ^ the Mofii,a!
What 1 hate is wait.rfg at . ^ Thu letter ■„ si(rned by
starting point. \ou see we staj | R Buitows M. D. and
about three miles from the lines ,^u,-,,eon Elliot C. Bur-
Tile night before we go over we
leave about midnight, move up to
within several hundred yards of
our own lines, fill up with gaso- I
line and then have to just wait
until the zero hour comes. We can
only talk in a whisper and listen
to the Gerrpan shells trying to find
us—and some times they do. Ten
i minutes before the time to go over
■ we start our motors.
"I believe that I have thought of
every mean thing I ever did and
PRICE FINE <"KNTH.
OUTLOOK FOR FOOD
SITUATION OF 1919
Farm Agent Itofra* Advances
Some Thoughts That are
Worthy of Consideration
—Europe Will Feed
rows, Lieutenant U S. N. R. F We have been told that there is
Judgment of the efficiency of reed for an increased production
the treatment was reserved In of all crops for 1919. as we will
members of the medical profession
until the results of his motv ex-
tensive use are determined.
One patient, according to the
letter, who had a temperature of
104. a pulse of 90 to 105, and all
have to feed the world We have-
seen all of the signs, and we have-
boon told that the world depends
on us for food This i« simply a
heartrending situation. We are
certainly misinformed, for our
I tried to put , any0ne that tells you that they
my foot on the foot brake, but
I other symptoms of influenza at : shipping is busy with other condi-
the time of an injection of 22 1-2; tions and there is now piled up
-rains of quinine, responded to the on the seaboard docks millions of
I treatment within twelve hours. tons of food stuff for export".
It is not suggested by the letter Pershing has four months supply
! that influenza can be cured by the I of food for his army now in France.
All Europe is release*! for worfc
Red Cross Koii uau on tne ^rouims
1 that as war is now over, no one, one of the most able counselors in we wiU be disgraced. Intensify per- j over
* - ii i ,i niir fair citv. to defend him. i i it itiu . and <U-\N • mi . i- ness
can force them to donate to the our fair city, to defend hn"' sonal solicitation, and devise means
work1 that from now on neither the Speaking a word for the defend-1 lo combat a„ o1)Stac|, Four more
United States of America or the ant, we will say that it seemed a | ();iys yt.t for intensive work. K
army has any call on their time or frameup against him the way the
don't pray before they go over is
a fool. Believe me, I prayed and injection of quinine, but that if
1 was not fooling either I believe (,|le c|jseasl, has not been controlled
in it, too, for we never all came ; natulally in the first three, four
back. Of the first crew I drove i 0). fjve (];lySi quinine should be in- |
over, six are in the hospital. Two jcc^() before the resistance is low-
were wounded the last time. An- i ere,| or pneumonia is extensive.
"If there are any people of this
class in your county, it is an appal-
ling situation. Eighty thousand
men have gone to the army and
navy from this state. One thous-
and of this number will hot return.
Most of this thousand occupy
graves in France The others have
died in camps in America. Each
one gave his life for the homes
and country of these very per- ons
who say now "don't bother me with
any more campaigns." Thousands
more of Oklahoma men are in hos-
pitals in France, recovering from
wounds which they have received
fighting for the homes of these
same persons. Such recovery as
they may attain will depend large-
ly upon the attention given them
by the American Red Cross. Many
more thousands are in military
(Continued on page four)
jury was picked, but that is past.
After several witnesses pro and
con, had taken the stand the in-
structions were given to the jury
by Judge Turbyfill and they left;
the room to return in about two
minutes with the verdict of
"quilty." The most honorable
judge straightway sentenced him
to be punished by the unworthy
jury that had so unjustly convicted
him, and they administered the
"cue." Later in the evening the
candy-pull was staged in the Do-
mestic Science building. On the
whole this first attempt at "open
house" was a grand success and
we are looking forward to another
time of at least one part of the
time. We don't know when the
next one will come, but it is sure
it will not be nextFriday. We have
no school that day.
(Continued on page three)
going and do not let the Red Cross
spirit die. Less than 100,000 mem-
bers reported to date.
"L. K. PHILLIPS."
The flu and some other circurn- .
stances have put crimp into the 1 took a few ammonia ablets and
work somewhat in Cleveland conn- was able to drive for the rest of
,v. 1)Ul for tin information of Mr. ' our advance, but it will be some
Phillips the Tra-1-..-ript will say that time before m* heart £
, , ■ ,,rtrt„rQ -ire normal again. When 1 do pn>M
Ir. Moomau and ni> workers are
covered up with six , other time an armor piercing bul- I
pound shells. I had only been un- ] jet came through and passed so
close to my head, it filled my face !
with sparks Of course it all goes I
I in war. I believe I was telling you \
our tank and they had to force my aj,out getting started over. Aft
hands loose from the guide'levers
der for twenty minutes, but they
said they thought I was killed
very earnest and sincere in their
endeavors, and if other countie-
comc up as well Cleveland final-
ly shows up there will be little
question of the final result in Ok-
What a difference it makes when
the students have gone away.
Silence reigns supreme and indi-
cates what a town our town would
be without the University.
Take away the spirit and anima-
tion that the University brings to
our city and the grass would grow
green in our streets.
It may be a time for reflection
and thought to make our town
more attractive as an inducement
for more people to come to Nor-
man and make it a, permanent
place of residence.
Tell the students who come and
Tell the students who come and
around your homes, that you care
for them by making our town in-
viting to the eye.
While thinking about these mat-
ters, think of the star on the wall
that hangs over Edwards Park.
Such a bright and beautiful star
eal exercise my heart nearly
| jumps out, but I am beginning to
feel fine again; expect to drive
my tank right into Berlin.
"Remember how hail hits a win-
dow pane? That is the way the
machine gun bullets play against
j our tanks. Every time an armor
piercing bullet hits, it knocks a
string of sparks clear across our
tank inside, and you can smell the
Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 21.—
starting our motors, they run the Billy Sunday did his bit for pub-
ten minutes and we begin to move j lie health at his revival meeting
toward No Man's Land. No soon- i here last night by warning his
er than we get over our own lines j auditors to suppress coughing by
and to the very second our artil- , 'lacing handkerchiefs over their
lei • of hundreds 0f guns fire at 1 mouth. He said be had been told
once. Then you know the battle > a person coughing spread germs
is on. In a few seconds the Ger for thirty feet.
man artillery starts to shelling us. | Then he added:
They go over the sides and some-
times a big tank gets a direct hit.
It is hell right After we are once
through the German barrage fire
and hit their machine gun nests
is when we give it to the Huns
"I think we
' ave gone nuts over this germ
business, though. lien I was
a kid we all drank from a gourd
and got along all right, beeaust
we did not
and will be able to feed themselves
next fall without our assistance.
This situation means that tho
UNITED STATES DEPART-
MENT OF AGRICULTURE, of
which I am a part, does not in-
tend to be made a goat by allow-
ing the people to produce a large-
amount of food and then find that
there is no market. It is neces-
sary that facts he noted: First,
Europe has actually increased their
production of cattle under war con-
ditions More cattle are now i*
Rurone than were in Furope when
the war broke out. Second. Peo-
ple are not starving for the law of
=elf preservation lends us to be-
lieve that the people have stored
away enough food to tide them
over the winter. Tt is true that
money is scarce and no food is for
sale, just as in Cleveland connty
farmers are getting along without
No Kick Coming Lanclt Farm Sold
Chairman Phillips, of the Red 1
Cross membership campaign, does
not seem to have any righteous ]
kick coming about the way Cleve- ]
land county is coming to the front
in the drive, in view of the fact
that his own baliwick, Oklahoma
City, has only secured 23,000 mem-
berships out of a population of
110,00. Norman has done infinite-
ly better than that, according to
population It might be well to
"speed up" the workers in Okla-
homa City, and other parts of the
state before finding fault with
t,hose communities that are doing
Messrs. Clyde Pickard and W.
C. Weir closed a deal yesterday
whereby they sold the C. B. Landt
farm south of town to Bob Wil-
liams of Purcell, the consideration
being $20,000. It is finely improv-
ed and regarded as one of the best
farms in Cleveland county. Mr.
Williams gets possession January
Auctioneer Jim Rodgcrs report-;
THEDA BARA^RsJ ife
t „ c+ nf Mart Passional, iroweriul Love. A ling
ing Tense Melodrama of the Great War. 1 he story J
a Tragic Life finally Glorified by Enduring Love and
never appeared before in our city a g00(i crowt] at the Albert Henry
and the creation of that star was
the wor k of the Oklahoma Cas and
| Electric company. Thanks for
sale on Route 6, Friday, and prop-
erty bringing good priccs.
ueh a work of art. Follow the Through the Pickard agency,
j reflections that the star gives and Mrs olive M. Quigg has purchas-
1 impresses on the mind and you e(j ^ M0hr farm, four miles
will go hack to Bethlehem where i norjh of Norman for $4,000.
in silent thought you will linger '
THE CIVIC COMMITTEE.
The Wayne department o the
T'urccll Register was almost whol-
ly taken up with accounts of deaths,
little room being left for other
news. It is said there were ciciiti en
deaths iiv that town and vicinity
last week from pneumonia
The University print shop re-
ceived a fine new No. 14 Mergan-
thaler this morning and has a force
of men putting it in place. The
Transcript-Enterprise has two of
the same sort of machines, regard-
ed as the best made by the Mer-
know anything about! high-priced hay.
The only live stock that has
been shinped to Europe is some
French draft horses. There is,
however, a shortage of sheep and
hogs. These can be quickly growir.
If this means anything it is this:
First, every farmer in Cleveland
county must produce as much cot-
ton cn his farm as he can take
care of without hired labor; sec-
ond. that he must if possible, in-
crease his corn production, and I
would suggest that he plant ten
acres of spring barley on some of
his land, for barley will produce as
much or more than oats, and it i
possible for the farmers to feed
barley to a better advantage. Bar-
ley is stronger than cora. Third,
a garden on every farm which shal*
( Continued on page, four.)
At noon today, (Saturday, Dec.
21, 1918) the vocational soldiers
ind S A. T. C's. who have been
with the University of Oklahoma
for the past several months, were
formally disbanded and the mem-
bers thereof are leaving this after-
noon for their homes, every in-
terurban car and Santa Fe coach
being crowded to its very doors
There are something like 1200 of
them, and many of them will not
Good luck to all of them, where-
ever they go, is the universal
wish of the citizens of Norman and
"iHE ROSE Of 0
Tremendous seven-reel Theda Bara Supei-1 ! 0('u ''' ''
Red Blood courses through veins ot men ant .
who mysteriously die with no marks except a blooJ-^ .
rose on their breast-"The Rose of Blood. The W orld
War as fought by the Patriots of Russia.
CAROL HOLLOW AY
In the Serial of Thrills
THE FIGHTING TRAIL'
Adventure, Speed and Pep
Fox Sunshine Comedy
The Greatest Laugh Pro-
ducer in the Film World.
Pretty Girls, Big Stunts.
"HUNGRY LIONS IN A
The Funniest and Costliest
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
SHOW STARTS 1 O'CLOCK SATURDAY AFTER-
noons. Other Days at 2 p. m.—Continuous-11 P- ni
Coming Monday and Tuesday—Peggy Pearce in "Gold-
en Fleece/' Mutt and Jeff in "The Kaiser's Dentist.
Keystone Comedy, "Newspaper Clippings ' and i lght
King and President
By Robert J. Bender, United Press
Paris. Dec. 21.—President Wil-
son's early discovery that the short
story route is the best method of
approaching European dignitaries,
was again brilliantly illustrated
when King Victor Emannuel called
at the Murat Palace.
General Ilart's formal introduc-
tion was equalled informally by
the President's "it is a very great \
pleasure to meet your majesty."
"I am indeed most gratified to
meet the President of the United
States, who has done so much in
the great war," the King replied.
Both bowed very politely. But
the Presidential short story follow-
ed very quickly and Victor Eman-
nuel soon was laughing heartily.
For the next hour, as they sat in
the Grand salon, the King and the
President were engaged in voluable
conversation in English.
While the President is confer-
ring with the advisors or foreign
diplomats, Mrs. Wilson spends
much of the time buying Christmas
candies and knick knacks for
French children, designated by
French chaitable organizations.
Mrs. Wilson will accompany the
i President to American headquart-
ers at Chaumont, and will eat
I Christmas dinner with the dough-
Be sure and see that picture at
the Liberty today.
JUST A FEW MORE
DAYS TO DO YOUR
Let us show you our
line of Holiday Goods
before you purchase
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Has re=t denap }he
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