The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 64, Ed. 1 Friday, June 13, 1919 Page: 3 of 4
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The Daily Transcript, Norman, Oklahoma
PROPOSED CITY CHARTER
Editor Daily Trancript:
The mayor has called an elec-
tion on June 26th for a vote upon
the question of the adoption or re-
jection of a charter for the city
submitted by the Freeholders
chosen at the recent city election.
The charter has been published
and the people are now or should
be informed as to same and be in
a position to vote intelligently up-
on its acceptance of rejection.
It was hardly to be expected
that the Freeholders would be
able to frame a charter that would
meet the approval of everyone.
The present form of city govern-
ment is such as to make the peo-
ple feel that a more efficient man-
agement of the city affairs can
be devised, hence the attempt has
been made by the charter sub-
mitted. If the charter offers a
mure efficient management of the
affairs of the city than can be se-
cured under present laws, it should
be adopted. But the question now
up for decision, "Does the pro-
posed charter secure for the city
a more efficient form of city gov-
ernment," is the one for the vo-
ters to consider.
In what respect would the pro-
posed charter increase the effi-
ciency of the city government? It
is easy to find fault. I am fairly
well conversant with the law gov-
erning cities, and have read and
studied the proposed charter and
I fail to see wherein proposed
charter makes any material
change in the present law, tend-
ing toward greater efficiency. Un-
der the present law a manager,
such as suggested in the charter,
could be employed by the city
council. No need to adopt the
charter in order to secure a man-
ager of the city affairs, such as
suggested by the charter. The
management of the financial af-
fairs of the city and the enforce-
ment of the law, under the char-
ter, is placed in the hands of the
city manager. The better plan,
I believe, is to have t'.ie enforce-
ment of law lodged in the hands
of elective officers.
The business or financial af-
fairs of the city might, to advan-
tage, be entrusted to someone
skilled along such lines, but the
police powers, or law enforcements
should be entrusted to elective of-
ficers, who would be directly re-
sponsible to the voters. I believe
in keeping the government close
to the "grass roots." Delegated
power does not appeal to me and
I believe should be avoided as
much as possible. Let full re-
sponsibility rest upon an elective
officer. In our present govern-
ment, responsibility is too widely
diffused. A city council of four
members and a mayor, I believe,
would prove better than eight
members and a mayor. I believe
a commission form of government
better than a managerial form.
To say in a charter that a "mana-
ger shall be chosen SOLELY up-
on the basis of his executive and
administrative qualifications" :s
largely wind. Such a phrase in
a charter is camouflage.
I am strong for a commission
form of government, where the
commissioners are elected by the
people, but my faith in a mana-
gerial form is weak. It savors too
much of autocracy, to appeal to
me as the best. The elimination
of politics in government is "an
irredescent dream." Men never
have nor never will secure politi-
cal jobs SOLELY on the ground of
their efficiency and I believe the
greater the efficiency to be se-
cured is by keeping government
as close as possible to the grass
JOHN S. ALLAN,
Norman, June 12, 1919.
Don't miss the opportunity of
your life to get a pair of $7.00
pumps or oxfords for $5.95. Shoe
UNCLE JOSH SEZS
country amt wet,
Some More Brain Food.
If a hawk flies fast, how much
faster wil a Hawker fly?
Hear is 'nother letter what i
got in the mail today from the
post offus. It is frum a fair phe-
male who is in a deep sea of
| trouble. Poor gurl, my feelin goes
' out to her.
| Poor Fork, Ky., June 6, 1919.
My dear uncle josh,
I Dear uncle:—
| I have been reading your col-
| umn regularly since you began to
1 write for the Transcript, and see
j that you answer questions for the
| people who are in trouble. I want
j to know just what to do, so can
you please tell me how a woman
can preserve her husband to keep
him from spoiling?
Hoping you will let me know
soon if not sooner,
Brains he has nix.
This the boss told me;
An the doktor said
No hopes to get them fixed.
(Lino Opr.: Glad you told us it
Everybody read the big two
page ad in Sunday Transcript. A
wonderful slaughtering of prices.
The feller thet wil 'nounce whin
its goin to quit rainin wil sertain-
ly git his pixture in the papir.
i wants to swap my parasol an
slicker fer a bathin suit fer street
wear. Applie to Uncle Josh's of-
fus in the ranscript ouildin. take
the elevator to floor no. 2.
Jist think we kan stil kontir.ue
to patronize chocolate bars and
almond bars after July 1.
Kustomers, it aint time yet to
engage your trip to Burope in a
air ship but it wont be much long-
er til u kan do so).
Agnus, i is so glad to give u al
the desired infermashun an u kan
kount on my answer as bein cor-
rect as i be the only expert this
side of the 'lantic ocean what give
such infermashun to the premale
sex. U jist try this fer it worked
suksessfulie once back in the year
91 B. C. ,akkordin to history, when
a poor wash woman used it on
her 5th husband who was a po-1
liceman as thusly:
Be careful in your selecshun, do
not choose 2 younjf when once se-
lected give your entire thoughts
[ to preparashion for domestick
use. Sum insist upon keepin them
in a pickle, others are konstantly
gettin thein in to hot water. This
may make them sour, hard an j
sum times bitter. Even poor va-1
rieties may be made sweet, tender
an good by garnishin them with
patinece wel sweetened with luv f
an seasoned with kisses. Wrap
them in a mantle of charity, keep J
warm with a steady fire of do-
mestick devoshun an serve with
j peaches an cream. Thus prepared i tJ.
| they wil sum times keep fer years.
I Hear is sum poetry dedikated j
: to thet thar infernal linotype op- ;
erator what his bin meddlin in I
i my bizness.
Miss Viola Fisk was the supper
guest of Miss Lelia Claxton Sun-
Misses Johnnie and Pauline
Dickerson visited Elsie and Opal
Fisk, Sunday afternoon.
Miss Fannie Fisher visited her
sister last week.
Richard Dye spent Sunday night
in Norman, with Fred Ezzell.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Smith
and family visited friends in
Cleveland county, Sunday.
The Lindsay Ridge young folks
met at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
John Dickerson, Sunday afternon,
Miss Lillie Dye, who is a grad-
uate of the University nurse clans,
came down from Oklahoma City,
Sunday, to attend the baccalaur-
eate services and was the dinner
guest of Mrs. John Hodges.
Mr. and Mrs. John Dickerson
were visitors to Norman, Sunday:
Bill Fisk was in Norman Sunday
Charles Wilson was here Sun-
day visiting relatives.
Chas. and Miss Willie Hall mo-
tored to Norman, Sunday.
A number of. farmers in this
vicinity have purchased binders
and are getting ready to harvest
the grain crop. Cutting of wheat
will begin in a few days.
Harve Echols came in from Tut-
tle, Sunday, to harvest his wheat
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pickard
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fis-
The Twelve Pound Look—"Pe-
dro, the bloodhound, gazed up at
him with eyes so plaintive as to
bring a lump to the ex-cracksman' |
eyes."—Union Jack Library.
By Parcels Boast?—"We rec-
ommend that the committee are
of opinion that the practitioneer
referred to....was not negligent in
connection with the treatment
provided by him for the insured
person (now deceased), and that
a copy of the foregoing report be
forwarded to the latter."—Report
of Insurance Committee for the
County of London.
A Miscellaneous Yield—"FOR
SALE: A guernsey cow; gives
good quality milk, also rope, pul-
leys, stoves and refrigerators.|
Stafford (Kan.) Courier.
ler required by proving
firm of shoplifters."—Bedford
Don't fail to go to the big hi
vest sale beginning Tuesday l]
Marshmellow candy, toasted!
white, per pound only 35q
SHk flags on short notice. Le|
your order for silk flags at Ru
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If you are in the market for a ,
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Priced to sell quick. Small cash
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With Fruit Salad
White Mountain Ice
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The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 64, Ed. 1 Friday, June 13, 1919, newspaper, June 13, 1919; Norman, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc114073/m1/3/: accessed February 23, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.