The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 266, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 5, 1919 Page: 1 of 4
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The Daily Transcript
VOL. VI. NO. 266.
v> X Slogan
An out of town wedding: of in- , The Oklah,. <od Roads As-
tercst to Norman people was the sociation is offei. g a prize of ten
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1919.
marriage of Mr. John H. Courtney
and Miss Imogene Turbyfill, sol-
emnized at Okmulgee, Jan. 26th.
Miss Turbyfill is a niece of Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Turbyfill of this
city and attended the Norman j
High school, and was frequent visi
tor in Norman where she has piany
friends among the younger set.
She also taught in^Cleveland coun-
ty. Mr. Courtney is interested in
oil and is from Muskogee
After the marriage the bride
dollars for the best slogan for the
campaign for hard surfaced roads
in the State of Oklahoma, and the
contest is open to every person in
the United States.
The conditions are that the slo-
gan stall not contain more than
seven words and must have refer-
ence to the building of good roads,
as for example, the slogan of the
Illinois good roads campaign,
"Pull Illinois out of the Mud."
AH suggestions must be reeeiv-
and groom left for Muskogee : ed by February 10th, and be ad-
where they were entertained with j dressed to H. D. Mahaffey, Pub-
numerous dinner parties and licity Manager, 321 1-2 West Main
luncheons. The Norman friends j street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,
join with those of Okmulgee in
wishing her and Mr Courtney a
long and happy married life.
PREACHER OF KULTUR
IS SENT TO PRISON
The exponents of German Kul-
tur in America are fast being ! of condolence sent them by the
War Mothers of America
a special meeting at the
Christiap church onMonday eve-
ning, February 2rd, at which im-
portant business was transacted,
the principal matter being the
merging of the "War Mothers'
Star Fund" into a memorial fund,
which they may later use to erect
a memorial hall oif the University
campus to be dedicated to the boys
of the whole state of Oklahoma
who are now or have been in the
war service of the United States.
As#I rs. A. F. McLauglin was the
author of the "War' Mothers'
Fund," so is Mrs. J. B. Cheadle at
the head of the memorial idea,
with the membership unanimously
Mrs. Fanning read a card of
thanks received from Mrs. Theo-
dore Roosevelt and family ac
knowledging receipt of resolutions
Phone Items to 250
A Burning Shame Returned Soldiers
The Missionary Society of the
Presbyterian church and the West-
minster chapter had a joint meet-
ing at the home of Mrs. J. S. Bu-
chanan Tuesday afternoon.
♦ ♦ ♦
Mrs. Warren of Holdenville and
her neicc, Miss Mary Haley, of j are a Part of a steel which 1
Oklahoma City, were the week-end W'H engage in laying steel on the !
guests of Mrs. N. V. Bilby. | Santa Fe, and it thinks it a burn
♦ ♦ ♦ ing shame that such men are
Mrs. Hitt of Maysville, Mo,, who j brought into this country to take
Two passenger coaches filled !
with Mexicans rolled in on the
Santa Fe last night and unloaded i
at this point. There are a lot of (
men, women and children, and
they are being lwused in box cars
near the stock yards, which they
will make their abiding place.
The Transcript understands they i
Keep Up Policies
"Do not Lose Valuable Privilege
of Government Insurance," says
the Home Service Committee of
the Red Cross.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Boom for Pershing
Seems to Be Waning
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.—'The
Presidential boom of Gen. John J.
Pershing, which was the livliest
sort of an affair even a few weeks
During the war, the Home Ser- j ago, has gone "blooey," says tha
vice section of the Red Cross aided Washington correspondent of the
has been visiting her mother, Mrs.
J. S. Lindsay, returned home on
♦ ♦ ♦
Mr. C. C. McClure left Sunday
for St .Louis on business.
♦ ♦ ♦
Mrs. R. C. Terrill arid Mrs. C.
the places of American workmen
—especially in view of the fact
that the United States government
is supposed to be managing the of-
fairs of the Santa Fe at this time.
It is such arrangements as this
that have a tendency to make Bol-'
shevikis out of the average work ;
C. McClure were hostesses to the ! ing man. These men and women
the soldiers from Cleveland county
in making out applications for sev-
eral million dollars worth of insur-
ance under the War Risk Insur-
ance Act. The United States Gov-
ernment has treated its soldiers
with great liberality in furnishing
Kansas City Star. This is the
opinion of old political leaders
here who have been watching
events • with deep concern. It is
their belief that the Pershing
League organized in several
states might as well go out of
them the cheapest insurance in the j business and shut up shop. The
The election held on Monday to
submit the proposition of a consol-
idated school for five districts in
the neighborhood of Noble, result- | was I)r
ed in the defeat of the proposition
by a vote of 112 for to 163 against.
The districts were Alamo, Banner,
Canada, Lone Star and Willow
View, and it said the voters of the
last named district were respons-
ible for the defeat, being solid
against the proposition. The
Transcript learns that another ef-
fort will be made to consolidate
the schools, Willow View being-
eliminated and Rocky Point sub-
t is said the opposition to the
D. A. R.'s, Saturday afternoon at
the home of the former, 426 Col-
rounded up. Among a crowd of j War Mothers. lege. A business session was fol-
enemy aliens recently sent from A motion to publicly protest | ]0wed by a social hour. Dainty
New York City to Camp Ogle- against the publication of such1 refreshments were served.
thorpe, Georgia, for internment, | traitorous propaganda as George
Hans Heinz Ewers, who | Bernard Shaw has set forth in a
should be sent back to their own
country. They are no good to the
United States in any particular.
world and in extending to them in-
surance privileges of great value
The Act of Octobcfr 6, 1917, provid
ed that not later than five years
after the termination of the war
the insurance should be chained
without medical examination into
various forms of insurance ordi-
narily procurable from the com-
mercial insurance companies, such
as ordinary life, twenty year, en-
trend of sentiment has not been to-
ward General Pershing, the poli-
ticians here say.
Pershing as a presidental possi-
bility has been most seriously con-
sidered ever since the armistice
was signed. Every war to date
has produced a President, and it
was natural for the politicians to
turn toward Pershing first. They
| have been weighing his possibili-
♦ ♦ ♦
Miss Ruth Ince entertained some
became notorious as one of the recent issue of the Daily Oklaho- j 0f her friends with a fudge party
Kaiser's chief exponents in this J man was unanimously carried.' Friday night. Her guests were:
country. The Mothers are arranging to (Misses Lola Ferguson, Mildred
Dr. Ewers, an industrious pro- serve a supper to the "Fathers" j Williams, Nelita Jones. Mildred
pagandist, was sent to the United and soldiers returning from ] Holland, Janette Barbour, Oneda
States by Dr Dernberg to write France on Tuesday evening, Feb- | Baily and Xla Pendleton and Mat-
and lecture on Teutonic Kultur. ruary 11th at 7:30 in the parlors tit? Shives; Messrs. Horace Barker,
He was president of the Society 0f the Christian church. All War James Eagleton and Harold Baily
of German Authors and a prolific Alothers. whether present at the j ♦ ♦ ♦
writer of novels. He also was one iast meeting or not are expected Mesdames Baggett, Hardie Hud-
of the organizers of the German tocome to this banquet and bring j gens, John Taylor, Robt. Taylor,
Neutrality League, which began the Fathers. The committed will ■ Jack Lambert, Judge and Mrs Mc-
its existance in 1915 for the pur- issue invitations to returned sol- Millan and Miss Lola Ferguson
pose of keeping this country out diers and their wives. Additional were the dinner guests of Mrs. |
proposition was thoroughly organ-1 of the war. information concerning the affair | Ben Williams Tuesday.
ized and had a large number of I Dr. Ewers is regarded by offi- may be -had by calling Mrs. A. F. , « ♦ ♦
automobiles to haul ,their voters to cials as a typical example of the ! McLaughlin or Mrs. John Fran int. i Miss Lida Potts, who is teach-
the polls. Those favoring the pro-j minions of the Kaiser who go Further announcements will be j jn(r at Lindsay, Okla., is here this
position thought it was a cincli about the world preaching the maje jn the Transcript. j week visiting friends, her school
that it would carry, and were thing called 'Kultur Just wha I |,aving been closed on account of
ewight napping. There are 530 'this terrible thing is, how it works ..The
very slowest thing on earth , influenza.
voters in the districts, of which , through intrigue, private scandal js the casualty list," says the) ♦ ♦ ♦
Miss Nola Helms was an Okla-
homa City visitor Saturday.
BROCK WELL PICTURE
THROBS WITH THRILLS
When you mix love, Kai*erism,
Austro-Hungarian intrigue and
the machinations of an Emperor's
pampered favorite, you have an
I unbeatable subject for a motion
I picture That is just what Wil-
| liam Fox has done in "Kultur,"
the stirring drama in which Gladys
Brockvvell will appear at The Lib-
erty Theatre today and Thursday.
All reports say that "Kultur"
j throbs with sensations, and that
I its revelations of the secret poli-
tics which brought on the Worl.l
War present a new angle of wo-
man's part in the making of his-
dowment at the age of sixty-two, ties carefully, and some prayer-
etc.. with monthly payment of j fully, for there is nothing the pol-
premiums. For a returned soldier itician likes better than to climb
who for any reason can not pass j aboard a real boomlet while there
the medical examination of com- are plenty of seats for "original
mercial insurance companies, gov- j for President" men. It was admit-
ernment insurance is the only in- , led, of course, that General Persh-
isurance procurable For all re-ling's ability depended entirely up-
turned soldiers it will be the 1 on the attitude of the returning
i cheapest, since the government j soldiers toward him. If they re-
pays all operating expenses and I ferred to him as "Jack" Pershing
makes no profit A returned sol- land looked upon him as a hero, he
<lier who lets his insurance lapse, could be counted upon to get the
if he can possibly avoid it. is do-j soldier vote, which may be a de-
ing a very foolish thing. For the termining factor in the next elec-
sake of saving a few pennies now
he is giving up, the privilege of en-
joying the cheapest and safest in-
surance in the world for the rest
0f his life. The cash value of this
eion But if they came home in a
critical frame of mind, the Persh-
ing bqom was doomed; that was
Well, they came back and lht
KAISER IS RUDE TO
BEAUTIFl L WOM AN
the 163 who voted against is said and secret diplomacy, and how it County Pioneer. "The first
to be their entire strength, but brought on the World War, is (t^jg week jt announced that
the other fellows failed to go to ; graphically shown in the sensa'| LesHe Frost had been injured in
the polls. jtional William Fox photodrama, thp fating in France, but it will
''Better luck next time," says i "Kultur," which comes to the Lib- j nQj. mucj, news to Leslie or his
C*. Superintendent Clark, "and , erty Theatre for a run of two days
you may depend upon it that the beginning today.
roters will not be caught napping 1
Bessie Barriscale will be seen
here again in "The Heart of Ra-
days j frjen(js j^e was wounded 'way
1 last fall, spent his time in a hospi-
—~ tal, and was back home at Athol in
Judge Greshani Better: While in (.jme to rea(| ^js name in print
among the wounded."
court on Tuesday, Judge J M.
Gresham was taken suddenly ill,
having a serious dizzy spell. He
It is a late Paralta picture i was taken to his home, and is re-
Norman Music Club: The Nor-
man Music Club will not meet until
and is a worthy production for the I ported much better this morning j j2th of February, at which
« ♦ ♦
j How would you feel if you were
a Countess, and had a strictly pri-
vate little fued with an Austrian
Miss Lucile Abies of Oklahoma Archduke, and then, when you had
City spent the week-end with her hinl ><illetl. Emperor Wilhelm ot
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs Ingle. ; Germany rudely seized upon your
♦ ♦ ♦
The wives of the University fac-
ulty had a very delightful meeting
at the Gammi Phi Bgta house on
Thursday afternoon. Mrs Chas.
Decker was chosen president caus-
ed by the resignation of Mri
deed as a pretext for starting a
World War? See Gladys Brock
well in "Kultur" at the Liberty
Theatre today and Thursday and
learn what the beautiful favorite
of the late Emperor Francis
Joseph did. She did a-plenty_ and
privilege is the difference between Pershing stock is under par, with
i he government rate and the rate ! ;l -bearish tendency. Even army
of the commercial insurance com- men who don't care particularly
panies during the term of his life. i for Pershing admit he is getting a
The returned soldier who allows i i,a(] and probably unfair "break"
his policy to lapse, throws this > itrht now. As the commander-in-
! away. He also runs the risk of ,-hief of the American Expedition-
1 becoming non-insur^ble through j ary Force, who held autocratic
j sickness or accident. The govern- j powers, he is obliged to take the
ment has allowed the insured thir- ] blame for everything that occur-
ty days of grace in the payment of ied, good or bad. Many of the
1 premiums which are due on the things the returning soldiers com-
first of every month, but there is plain and grumble about were
j still the chance for reinstatement things Pershing couldn't help if
left, until the policy remains laps- ; he wanted to. Many things were
ied six months. After that time <ione on orders from this side.
| has passed, all chance for govern-1 others, particularly the lively and
ment insurance is gone, and all noisly aired grievances of the New
Shannon. Several violin solos by j f°r *be Allies, too.
proper expression of Miss Barris- j and it is not thought there will be ^jme we wj]j have our special eve- ! Miss Eldridge were much enjoyed
cale's art. The University Theatre! any bad results
will show this entertaining picture I
at both the matinee and evening] Rev. D. A. Wickizer
Iat the marriage of Jas. II Cun-
ningham, 40, and Mrs. M. P And-
| ning for entertainment of hus-
bands and invited guests.—Mrs
Jas D. Maguire, president.
Frank Carder, R. H Parham, J.
O. Fox and Harold Royaltey at-
The University Kansan estimates | erson, 32, both of Oklahoma ( ity
the cost of one hour's class instru- J at the parsonage of the Christian tended Masonic lodge at Purcell ary 5. At the home 0f the former, ably
tion to each student at $1. "Think frhurch on Monday, Feb. 3rd. The ; 0n Tuesday night. Mrs Royaltey ' West Comanche.
twice, O Stude, before you sleep
through the next recitation hour,"
advises the Kansan.
happy couple returned to their accompanied them for a short vis-
home immediately after the ceri
it with her parents,
j.Ioe Mever, Sr.
by all. Delicious refreshments Robert Morter, of the Norman
were served. postoffiee force, has purchased
♦ ♦ ♦ five acres of ground from .1 W
Mrs. F. O. Miller and Mrs. Ar- Lee in the soirth part 0f town, or
thur Williams wil entertain the j rather adjoining Classen-Miller
Bide-a-Wee Club Thursday, Febru- addition on the east, and will prob-
build upon it,. There is a
j good well of everlasting water on
it. and about three acres are in cul-
tivation. He paid $1,050, and it is
certain to increase in value.
rights and privileges lost. Prem-
ium payments should, be made by
post office money order to Bu-
Fngland and Pennsylvania troops,
that have been up in Congress sev-
eral times, are laid directly upon
reau of War Risk Insurance, General Pershing's doorstep. New
Washington, D. C. The W. S. S. ! England has made a popular hero
campaign taught those who stay- ,,f General Edwards, who was re-
ed at home the value of thrift
Everyone hopes that the Govern-
i ment's experiment in* insurance
moved from command of their di-
vision, after heading it through
many battles, because 0f some 'run
Mr. and Mrs. i Kinibcrlin's ( -h Millinery St<
just opened at Morrison's.
will aid in teaching young men the jn' with the head of the expedition-
value of the insurance habit both ary force
as a business asset and as a pro- Without going into the merits of
tection for dependents or possible any 0f the many criticisms that
dependents. are heard now, the very fact that
Mrs. Marcia Stuart Brooks, the General Pershing nearly always
Oh! Look Who's at the LIBERTY THEATRE D0UBLE PR0GRAM
"Who Started the World War?"
William Fox Presents
Gladys Brockwell in
A Pulsing Drama of Love, Scandal and Secret
Poliics in the German and Austrian Capitals
The strange romance of the beauty who forsook Franz
Josef of Austria for love of a young French spy. The sen-
sational drama of the darling of an emperor. A startling
disclosure of the intrigues that launched the war. The
story of a royal mistress and of a crime that racked the
'world. An astounding revelation of the Teuton plot to rape
Tense, Vivid, Thrilling, Startling, Absorbing, Sensational.
Kiddies 5c Adults 15c
Gee! Ain't it great to sit
down and laugh your fool
chairman of the committee, re-
ports that many of the Cleveland
county boys are thoughtlessly al-
lowing their insurance t0 lapse.
Widest publicity ought to be given
to these facts, while there is yet
1 time to save our returned soldiers
i and their families from the serious
! financial loss that will result from
the loss of these valuable insur-
Fatty will also amuse you
with one of his side-split-
supported by Mabel Nor-
man, Sid Chaplin and Mack
A Dinger for Laughs
Peerless, Fearless Oueen of tin-
Serial Kingdom, as
A philanthropic Thief who
steals for ftiti and excitement.
But becoming the ally of Tom
Norton in his desperate with
the Oriental arch-criminal,
Coming Friday and Saturday—William Fox presents the Greatest
of Americans actresses, Theda Bara in a by Theda Bara super produc-
tion, "TTie Two Orphans," also a new sunshine comedy, "Who's your
Father" with a new chapter of "The Wolves of Kultur" with Beau-
tiful ^eah Baird.
Wallace Reid is a big attraction
but Wallace Reid and Kathlyn
Williams together are a doubly big
card. They are billed today, at
the University Theatre in a late
Aircraft production, "The Thing
We Love." A two reel LK. come-
dy completes'the program. A five
piece orchestra that plays all the
latest popular music is another
big feature of this theatre pro-
An oil well that promised to bi
quite a gusher was brought in a
few days ago in one of the wildest
wildcat localities in Comanche
county, and property that was
worthless for almost any purpose
j took a hike to $2,900 per acre An-
] other instance of what might hap-
| pen in Cleveland county.
! Mr Clyde Smith is here from
| Idaho visiting his brothers, Tom
! E. and J. M He is engaged in the
j cattle business and farming on
the irrigated land up there and one
of the prosperous men 0f the great
; northwest. He visited here some
I years ago and sees many marks of
I improvement .
•ott •. r*H
gets the censure, whether respon-
sible or not. indicates that he is
not likely to be a popular hero
with the returning soldiers to a
sufficient extent to cause the poli-
ticians to scramble to get aboard
his boomlet When General Per-
shing returns himself, the country
is certain to give him a noisy wel-
come and greet him with enthusi-
asm That will be the real test of
Ins popularity and probably decide
his fate so far as 1920 is con-
cerned. But the fact that the sol-
diers returning homeward don't
call him "Jack" has caused the pol-
iticians to lay off the Pershing
boom for the present at any rate.
The funeral services of young
Jesse James, 17-year old son of
Mr. and Mrs W T James, were
held at the James' home, five miles
east of Moore at 11 o'clock on Sun-
day, February 2nd. The young
i man's death was caused by pneu-
monia which developed from an at-
tack of influenza He was a very
promising young man, with a
i world of friends, and is survived
| by his parents, two brothers and
one sister, who have the earnest
sympathy of the community.
1 "I may not know why death should
I To take the tfear one from my
But, tho' mine eyes with tears be
The Lord knows why—111 trust
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