The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 26, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 30, 1919 Page: 1 of 4
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TJie Daily Transcript
VOL. VII. NO. 2ti.
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30. 1919.
l'RICE FIVE CENTS
NICKEL USED TO BE POPULAR, CAMPBELL RUSSELL
BUT ITS BUYING POWER IS GONE ft DISAPPOINTMENT
NOW, PENNIES ARE IN DEMAND
W^„SiSs?! GA1N!NG STBMy
Back when Norman's present
adult population was in swaddling
clothes the boys and girls were
"tickeled to death" to get hold of
a nickel. It was aliout the most
popular coin then in circulation.
Now the young Americans of
week it is necessary to import a
Coincident with the forced fall
in popularity of the nickel came
the rise of the hitherto lowly and
despised penny. Most every arti-
bougnt these days calls for the
.Makes a Socialist Harangue; Th advice of some of the most
Noiman spurn the lowly 5-ceiit j hniiding; over of from one to four
P'cfe. "coppers." '
I here s a reason. It wont pay] Banks have trouble keeping
fci anything. W ith the price of [ enough of the 1-cent pieces,
everything up and destined to go | "They go out, but never seem
higher the nickel has been re leRa-!
to come back in the same propor-
teci lar to the rear with no indica-1 tion," stated a cashier of a Nor-
tions that it will regain is#former I n,an bank the other day.
prestige for some time to come, j
Time was when for a "jitney" j
one could buy a good cigar; take
a look at a movie hero or heroine;
buy a plug of chewing tobacco, a |
hamburger or an egg sandwich,
according to the taste.
And it's going to get worse.
W ith the new "luxury" tax to be
Who Can Vote
Against the Bonds, Offering
Nothing as a Substantial
Substitute for Proposed
Measure — Waldrep
Jennings says it, and what Jen-
progressive cities and towns, isjn'nKs says about emulation
"Never try to pull a convention or | around this office CiOhS. I'oi
Jennings is a circulation man of
He eaine to the
have any activities in your town J
unless you are sure your visitors I experience
will be taken carc of in a way Transcript from the Dallas New
that they will return to their re-1 the first of the year, ami sine
speetive homes feeling they have
been taken care of."
We are a:I proud lo have llie
come effective on May 1, all soda
fountain drinks are to take a sky-
ward trend with a penny or two the Constitution, all who
added to the few 5-cent drinks that
are still obtainable.
Nickels are still good 'for legal
tender in any sum not exceeding
25 cents in any one payment and
tbere is no case on record where
a creditor has been turned down
when he wanted to settle a bill
with a half bushel of them.
By itself the half-dime hasn't
much chance in the marts of today.
It must be accompanied by some
other coin of realm species to get
arvwhere at all.
However, it is much in demand
for making "change." Local bank-
ers say that their vaults arc not
glutted with the "jits"' but on the
other hand they continue to be in
demand and that nearly every
Campbell Russell was a disap-
pointment to even his warmest ad- j we are a;l proud
mirers, who expected him to "eat j nnual meet drawing people from
him alive" in his joint debate with a]] over the state into our city
Speaker Tom Waldrep on the $50,-1 aIuj jn touch with the State Uni-
000,000 Good Road bond proposi- j versity of which we take pride in
tion held at the court house on ; the fact of being blessed with the
Tuesday night. The speakers had location of that great institution,
a splendid audience, the district j The Y. M. C. A, jnrorms us the
court room being filled to its ut- | supply of rooms listed with them
most, and Russell had the oppor- ||ils already been exhausted. Let
tunity of his life to "make good." I U!5 as citizens with the pride of our
Instead of that his speech was a j town at heart not figure this from
Socialist harangue, an attempt to stand point or dollars and
array class against class, a dem-| C(.nts; but be willing to list every
agogic appeal to the farmer, and ; available room and take care of
an endeavor to show that every- j these visitors in a way wiat they
one connected with the Good Roads ! -will return home praising our city
corrupt politi- j an(j longing for a chance to be
quali-! c'an ani^ a ProsPec';'ve Krafter. He | with us again.
fied electors generally are legal1 demonstrated that he was entire- Write the Y. M. C. A. secretary
ly against good roads of any or phone 921 and list e\ery avail-
character, seeming to be perfectly | able room in town with them for
satisfied with the present dirt | rent, giving your street anii num-
roads, and to be in favor of con- ber. '
them rather than to inaugurate
, ,, - ., . . ! anv system that would give the
held May 6th, for the reason stat- |
state better roads. Many of those
who went to hear him expected to
The question of who can vote on
the proposed constitutional amend-
ment May 6th, is being asked
Since the $50,000,000 road bond
proposition is a proposal to amend Pr0P051'l0n wa°
"ROLL ME AROUND AGAIN" IS NEW
SLOGAN OF WOUNDED MEN WHO
ARE WHEELED IN GRAND MARCH
(I rom I t. Worth Star-Telegram)
Men who haven't walked for
months, men who may never
walk again because of Hun
voters at this election—undoubted
ly they arc.
If it was purely a bond proposi-
tion only "property taxpayers"
ii . , . , . • ,• tinuinff to spend millions
could vote, but that restriction: ullu'"k •(
does not apply in the election to be
All qualified electors have the
legal right to vote on any proposal |
to amend the constitution.
C. M. KEIGER.
Norman. Okla., April 29, 1919.
expected him to show wherein
J. M. MOOMAU,
Secretary Norman C. of C.
Roll of Honor
that time has made "perfect deliv-
ery" a sure-enough proposition
for us. And when he says that
he has increased the circulation
in leaps and bounds, we know he
knows what he's talking about.
We are doing our best to keep
up with him. We are hustling
harder than ever for that elusive
local and personal. We are pursu-
ing the beats of news until 1st-?
hours, in search of some little item
that will be of interest to our
readers. We have dug down into
the archives of history and dragged
forth the files of 1894, and estab-
lished the "25 Years Ago" column,
which is proving mighty interest-
And .Jennings is still doing his
part by keeping the perfect deliv-
ery system going. If you're not
taking the Transcript, call No. 3
and tell Jennings to put you on.
If by chance you miss your copy
call No. 3, and tell Jennings,
—he'll fix it.
Miss Helen Olander, principal of
| that bill was superior to the Rob- ! the West Side schools, reports the
! ertson measure, but he entirely i following students who have been
| failed to do so, his whole argu- J neither absent nor tardy during
|ment(?) being devoted to an at-| this year.
thorns. I ai
HOLTZSCHUE MOTOR CAR CO.
We rent Service Storage Batteries for any make of
car, while we are charging your car battery
Eveready Batteries for all makes of cars on hand.
We overhaul and repair all makes of batteries.
We sell distilled water.
Phone 28 107 East Main, Norman
people are always :tem^ to show th:it the $50-000'-
because roses have '000 wou'd bo an eternal mortgage
m thankful that thorns|uP°n the state to be Paldjby a
direct tax upon the real and per-
sonal property. He thorougi.y
demonstrated that he is imbued
with I. W. W. and Socialistic ideas,
! and is "ferninst the government"
on every proposition.
Speaker To.il Waldrep, one of
the best friends Norman h:is ever
had, a graduate of the University
and in every way a reliable,
! earnest and energetic citizen; a
! man who desires the upbuilding of
' the State of Oklahoma along every
i line, followed Mr. Russell, and in a
j clear, convincing manner gave his
reasons why he favored the bonds.
He clearly demonstrated that they
[could and would be paid, interest
'and principal, without a penny of
j tax upon the property of the
I state, the entire amount coming
j from three-fourths of the auto-
' mobile tax, and gross production
'tax; and that the twenty-five per-
j cent of the automobile tax given
j to the counties under the provi-
I sions of the amendment would be
i even larger than the amount now
j received by them. He declared he
I would like to think that the roads
| could be built on the "pay as you
\ little child teaches a man and woman 1^,, p)an but that was impossible
all great projects needing to be
financed by bond issues, even the
Daily Oklahoman having recently
put a $125,000 bond plaster on its
property to get money with which
to build up a great paper. He de-
clared it his honest and firm con-
viction that the roads could be
built for $15,000 per mile, joni-
ing up every county seat in the
state. His arguments were giv-
en with an earnestness and vigor
that brought forth frequent ap-
plause from his audience, and un-
doubtedly did great good for the
Russell closed the debate in
another 15-minute harangue,* pre-
senting nothing new from his
main speech, except an endeavor
to throw boquets to the ladies.
The concensus of opinion is that
Campbell Russell lost numerous
votes for his side of the question,
and that Speake^ Tom Waldrep
had much the best of the debate
and made votes for the proposi-
First grade -
Charlie Latta an1
Second Grade—Henry Haag.
Third Grade Carroll Close,
Marie Murphy and Merrill Coop-
"It takes a mighty conscientious
man to tell the difference between
when he's tired and when he's just
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Fifth Grade — Foster Burke,
Martha Lee Griffin, Clarencc Had-
sell, Byran Williams and Geraldine
Sixth Grade—Leon Britt, Tel
Maloy and Chas. Standley.
Seventh Grade—Thelma Hodges.
Eighth Grade—Alice Belknap,
Anna May Ezzell, Clarence Hamil-
Fourth Grade—Leela Smith and ton, Grady McKinney and Crethie
Linda Kammermtn. Smith.
For behind each
walked a pleased and
Fort Worth girl.
The orchestra played its
keenest dance music, its live-
liest tune The girls • glided
along behind their happy in-
valids, who were "dancing"
for the first time since they
left the trenches.
The scene was in the Red
( ros- building at Camp Bowie.
"Dance Tonight," the bulletin
I i,rd, had announced last Tuesday.
And long before the appointed hour
men might be see limping, wheel-
ing their chairs up the hill to the
house. Sometimes the patients in
chairs were met by men with arms
iu slings, walking, the "good" arm
was then used to push the chair.
Plenty of Girls.
"Oh. boy, look at 'em," called a
boy perched on the railing as an
auto load of girls rounded the cor-
ner of the drive and stopped be-
fore the house.
"Cards, please," called Miss
(Iracc Ilollingsworth, and the in-
vitations were pulled from briglit-
The in ii sic started. Unable to re-
sist the rhythm couples swung out
on the floor. I.ynn Gamhrell an-
nounced that there would be a
grand march. Corps men were
a! aiuh'iK'd. t ii*li ii . ''lit tile halt
wire the men who could not walk,
who would not walk for many
months. It had been months
tin ill would never lance again.
And at the announcement of the|
grand march their faces bright-
11 ed. 11 was their turn.
1 \ i_ r\ girl was posed behind a
chair when the music started.I
tround and around the ball theyl
r. lied their partiu rs through intri-|
c. te figures designed to confuse
ai d create laughter.
And the faces of the men were
alight with happiness Pinned on|
their bathrobes were roses. The
guns and insignia on their ovcr-l
seas caps were used to pin flower^
that hobbled merrily as they wer
wheeled about the room.
Even when the dance was start!
■ ( l! . ■ i r I - did relili'iuisll
tht ir chosen partners. The chair*
(Continued on page two)
; Wednesday and Thursday
William Fox Presents
GLADYS BROCKWELL IN
"The Call of the Soul"
A story of sex inequality and women's penalty—a woman
who paid. A tale of two loves. Wifehood and motherhood
play at hide-and-seek. A little eli
the beauty of truth A battle between mother's love and romance
"HOME OF THE SUPER-SILENT DRAMA"
Something New in Vaudeville
"5* Big Acts in the Movies 5
The Spanish Goldinis
The great European Novelty
Gold Meal Terriors
Pyramid Builders and
Gehan & Gehan
Neat and Nifty Acrobats
. . CariliVCl j Tj,r}uS( adventures, love, cow-
At play and at work. boys, bandits, hard riding and
5 Big Wonderful Acts 5 ' hair raising situations.
Pathe Presents the Last Chap-
with Pearl White and Warner
A new chapter of the greatest
I'athe serial with Ruth Roland
and George Larkln in
"The Tiger's Trail"
A Mack Sennett Production with
FATTY ARBUCKLE AND MABEL NORMAND
• • "Fatty The Aviator"
|ust one wild howl after another.
Coming Friday and Saturday
William Fox presents the great lf)l<> sub-sea play featuring
Annette Kellerman in "Queen of the Sea." Also a Mack Swain
Comedy and the first chapter of "The Terror of the Range."
Finish every day and be
done with it. You have
done what you could; some
blunders and absurdities no
doubt crept in — forget
them as soon as you can.
THIS day for all that is
good and fair.—Emersom
The Picture that will Live Forever
5 Shows Daily 5. Beginning at 1, 3, 5, 7, (>.
Admission (War Tax Paid) Adults 25c
I Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Spencer
I have received word from their son
| Park that he landed on Tuesday at
| Boston from overseas and will
soon be home. Park made a fine
record and his parents and frier,ds
are ueservedly proud of him.
Electric Machinery Repaired
WORK GUARANTEED TO BE SATISFACTORY
Have Your Fans Repaired
OILED AND CLEANED EARLY
Electric Fans, Irons, Vacuum Cleaners, Washing Ma-
chines, Motors, Starters and Generators, repaired, re-
wound or rebuilt.
We do machine work, brazing and welding.
WATKINS & SONS
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers
No contract too big—no job too small.
Norman Machine and Electric Works
113 SOUTH PETERS AVENUE
This shoe is made .especially for
the man with tender feet—it gives
that so much desired foot-ease to the
one who must stand on his feet a great
Made of black glazed horsehide—soft and comforta-
ble; very durable; low heel, felt innersoles, medium weight
soles, soft broad toe; with the Goodyear welt process,
which insures smooth insoles, free from tacks and thread.
All sizes. Arrow brand. Price $6.50.
A Smart Dress Shoe
For the young man who has that
taste for smartness in good style and.
dress, and who at the same time wants
a durable shoe at a conservatice price
—this is the equal of many shoes that
sell for a higher price. Will polish
nicely, and will retain that dressy ap-
pearance so much desired.
Gunmetal finish side leather, lace, invisible eyelets,
dull leather top, low heel, medium weight. Goodyear
welt. We have your size. Price $6.50
E. B. KIMBERLIN
After being <>ut of town for three months^
we wish to inform the people of Norma™
that we are now at home and ready to fig-
ure on any building—large or small.
You will find u> at my hotel at 121 Westl
Main. Phone 252.
R. L. Pierson & Sons, Contractors
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