The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 82, Ed. 1 Sunday, July 6, 1919 Page: 1 of 4
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The Daily Transcript
VOL. VII. NO.
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA. SUNDAY. JULY 6, 1919.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
AT MUCKER'S STORE
At the store of W. N. Rueker :
at High Noon on Thursday, July 3, |
1919, in the presesce of many in-
terested spectators and before an
improvised altar, with Rev. Pool
officiating:, Miss Hattie Derrick,
of Stella, Okla , and Mr. Charlie
Williams of Newalla, took upon
themselves the vows of matri-
mony. Annie Laurie", sweetly
suns by one of Norman's sweetest;
singers, was a pleasing feature.
The altar had been arranged in
the suit department of the store,
and was patriotically decorated
with the national colors and a pro- j
fusion of daisies, snap dragons,
and sweet peas, giving a beautiful
The bride was charming in a
wedding gown of light Georgette
trimmed in beads, wore white slip-
pers and carried a large boquet of
flowers. She is a daughter of Mr.
a'nd Mrs. C. W. Derrick of Stella,
and has a world of friends who
wish her much happiness. These
wishes also include the young
bridegroom, who recently return-
ed from overseas, where he was a
member of the 111th Field Artil-
lery. He is a handsome young sol-
dier, and worthy his charming.
What Has Become
of the Auto Tax
Editor Transcript, Norman, Okla.
A few days ago I noticed an ar-
ticle in the Transcript regarding
the' conditions of the roads be.
tween here and the north line of
this county (the Oklahoma City
Within the last week the writer
has driven to Sulphur, returning
by a different route, and a like
trip to Medicine Park, and in this
four hundred and fifty miles of
road, did not in this entire dis-
tance find as much bad roads as
in the thirteen miles above rdfer.
red to. Remember another incident
about ten days ago'I drove down
to Lexington without getting the
casings on my car muddy, and the
same afternoon in driving to the
City saw teams used to pull cars
out of the mud hole south of the
I know it would be quite inter-
esting, to one of your readers at
least, to know how much money
has been turned back to this coun-
ty by the state from proceeds of
automobile license tax since Jan-
uary 1st and advise where and
how same has been spent.
J. G. Lindsay.
THE RIDING RING
The ring riding tournament and
goat roping contest pulled off at
the celebration grounds, attracted
much attention, and some fine rid-
ing was done. f The tournament
takes a steady nerve and good
horsemanship. In the fifet event
Neil Johnson took first money,
Montford Johnson second and Tom
Dickerson third. \In the second
event Neil Johnson, Montford
Johnson and Z. K. Westervelt
tied, and divided the money. In the
goat roping contest Montford
Johnson took first money, doing
his stunt in 29 seconds; Major L.
C. Giles was second, time 29 1.2
seconds, and R. E Stone of Pur-
cell took third prize. Johnson and
Giles feel good because of the fact I
that Mr. Stone is regarded as one
of the most expert ropers in the
west, having taken first prize in a
number of cattle roping contests;
being, in fact, champion of the
world in steer roping.
Postoffice Bunch Wins: The
Postoffjce bunch put it all over
the Printers in the game of base-
ball on the City Park grounds,
Wednesday evening, the score at
the end of the fifth .inning, when
the game was "called on account
of darkness," being 13 to 2. If the
postoffice boys could have got ov-
er the hoodoo "thirteen" it is prob-
able they would have run it into
LET MARTIN HAS
HIS ARM BROKEN
James Maguire, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Jas. D. Maguire, has takin a
position with the Security State
Bank, and will begin his duties on
Monday. He recently graduated
from the leadiner college of Pan
Antonio, and is now getting into
business life. That be will prove
a success goes without saying, for
be , has the ability and conscien-
tious devotion to duty that should
go with it.
Rev. and Mrs. L. H. Havill leave
on Thursday of next week for San
Francisco, where they expect to
visit for the next three months.
They have a daughter living in
that city but will also visit other
parts of California.
Let Martin, of the Meyer &
Meyer Big Chair furniture house
met with a serious accident on the
Fourth—about the only accident
of any consequence that occurred
in connection with the celebration.
He was occupying the Big Chair
on the float, and in passing under
the flags strung across the street,
he had to lift them up to allow the
float to pass under. In attempting
to do so in front of the Norman
State Bank, he lost his balance
and had to jump. As he lit on the
paved street he fell in such a man-
ner that his right arm doubled
under him, causing a bad fracture
near the wrist. He was removed t()
his home and physicians called
who set the break, and he is rest-
ing easy; but it will be some time
before he can get back to work.
His friends earnestly sympathize
with him, but are glad it was no
THE WAR MOTHERS'
The War Mothers of America
feel very proud to announce that
almost one hundred manly, intel-
ligent looking young soldiers and
sailors were their honored guests
at their Fourth of July dinner at
the city park, and all seemed to
enjoy themselves. The War Moth-
ers sincerely hope that this is but
the beginning of many such pleas-
urable events between them and
Special guests were Mrs. John
Threadgill of Oklahoma City, I J.
Burke of the Transcript, and Mr.
and Mrs. E. J. Keller. Several War
Mothers came in from the country
with baskets full of delicious vi-
ands and kindly assisted
j Mr. Henry Hunt of Oilton, Ok-
! lahoma, attended the Pi Delta
1 Kappa dance on Thursday evening.
I, M1, I
As nearly as the secretary could
ascertain, the following mothers
and their families were present:
Mrs. J. B. Cheadle, Mrs. H. 0. Mil-
ler, Mrs. Mary Stevens, Mrs. B. F.
Scott, Mrs. G, W. Biggers, Mrs.
0. P. Steckel, Mrs. M. S. Simpson,
Mrs. J. W. Mitchell, Mri. John
Franning, Mrs. S. D. Morgan.
Thanks are due Messrs. 'Gene
Monnet and Raymond Williams
for kindly assisting in finding the
soldiers and showing them the
way to the War Mothers' flag.—
Mrs. Dave Ince is in receipt of
news from her son Carl, stating
he is on the splendid ship, Wash-
ington", which is bringing Presi-
dent Wilson home from France.
He is a wireless operator on the
ship, fhich will arrive at New
York on Wednesday.
In the First Round
The Willard-Dcmpsey Fight Proves
the Worst Fake in I'rize Fight-
ing Annals—Willard "Stays'Tor
Three Rounds, but was Whipped
in the First—Jack Dempsey of
Utah the New Champion.
The world has a new champion
prize fighter—Jack Dempsey of
Utah having taken the belt from
Jess Willard, the Kansas giant, at I
the fight in Toledo, Ohio, on July i
4, 1919. The figlit was a dissap-
pointment to the fans, for it lasted
only three rounds, Willard being
seemingly outclassed and licked
from the very first, and was
whipped in the first round. He
stayed, however, for two more
rounds, antf then threw up hjs
towel, acknowledging defeat. H is
face and body were, a mass of cuts
and bruises, t0 such an extent that
he was almost unrecognizable,
while Dempsey was hardly
scratched and was as fresh at the I
close of the bout as when he went i
The crowd in attendance was a
disappointment to the promoters
who expected record-breaking !
audience and fixed for 80,000. Less
than half that number witnessed j
the fight. The ticket scalpers were '
hard hit, many of them having
thejr tickets, purchased at high
prices, on their hands at the close
of the fight.
It is said the thermometer reg-
istered 112 on the reporters' table
at the ringside during the fight,
and it was so hot that the band j
could not play for the reason the !
mouth pieces of the instruments
were so hot that they burned the I
lips of the players. The fight took |
place in a pit, without any cover- \
ing, and there were a number of
Willard never was a favorite
with prize fight promotors nor
fans. He was a clean man, did not
drink, smoke, run after the women, |
nor anything else that such cham-1
pions are supposed to do. He made j
thousands of dollars out of the !
game—and saved it; retiring very J
wealthy. He got $100,000 from this i
fight, that being' his proportion of j
the purse, win or lose, and will j
also get his proportion of the roy- j
alties of the moving pictures taken |
of the fight, His home is at Law
rence, Kansas, where he will con-
tinue to reside under the shadow
of the university of Kansas.
ON THE FOURTH
Ford Car Stolen
From theCity Park
liOOD WORK OF THE
LOCAL RED CRD!
Miss Annie Brown McDonald of
Fort Worth is visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Dave Ince, 515 East Acres.
Mrs. Geo. Beshirs of El Reno,
Oklahoma, spent the 3rd and 4th
with her daughter, Mrs. W. c.
His friends are pleased to hear
that Mr. I. M. Jackson continues
to improve and there is every in-
dication he will be able to be at
his business again the first of the
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
18 Big Fans—Show Starts at 1 p. m. Everyday
NO (stops) till 11 p. m.
Wife or Country'
V 7-Jack Richardson
I and Gretchen Lederer
Happy ^lstayfr >. ajlobia -iwanson Shall Love or Patriotism
//v Triangle FIay Wife UeCovwrt Triumph?
in a whirlwind Western
"Law and Outlaw"
A Big Two Reel Western
Wm. Fox Presents
MUTT AND JEFF
| The Clement Mortgage Company
j We have for sale at all times choice 6 per cent, tax exempt,
j farm mortgages ranging in amounts from $500.00 to $5,000.00 se-
j cured by improved farms worth two and one half times the amount
j We also have for sale second lien notes, junior to our own first
I mortgages, only, running one and two years ranging in amounts
j from $50.00 to $200.00 netting 8 per cent, tax exempt, and fully
j guaranteed as to payment at maturity.
i Paid Capital $50,000.00.
| CLEMENT MORTGAGE COMPANY
FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING.
A thousand laughs
in this one.
Also, a Mack Sennett-Keystone Comedy
"Her Nature Dance'
Also Vitog'aph presents their greatest serial
"The Man of Might."
With William Duncan and Joe Ryan
Coming Wednesday and Thursday—William Fox pres-
ents Tom Mix in a six reel victory picture, "Fighting for Gold."
A romance of the west. _ Also Fatty Arbuckle and Mabel Nor-
mand in "Fatty Chases Chickens" also Vaudivill Movies, and a
a new chapter of "The Tigers Trail."
Just what you've wanted all
this long time—we've just got
em in. Colors of black, blue
gray, brown, green.
Come in and try one on.
E. 2. KIMTiETKLIN
East Main Street
Tile Celebration and Home Com-
ing Welcome Is a Complete Suc-
cess and Everybody Thoroughly
Picnic and Safe and Sane Fourth
—500 Soldiers in the City—i
Everything Passes Off Lovely.
The committees in charge of the I
celebration and home coming of
the soldiers and sailors held in ;
Norman on Thursday and Friday.
July 3rd and 4th, certainly deserve
great credit, for they put on a cole- i
bration that excelled anything
ever before attempted in Norman
and, what was hetter, sent every-
body home well satisfied with
their entertainment. Everything
they advertised was given, and
there was not a thing missing to
-make the affair a good old-fash
ioned picnic and get-together cele-
bration. The crowd is estimated at j
from 18.000 to 20.000.
One of the principal attractions j
was the aeroplane flying of Lieut
K. J Pinney on Thursday and Fri.
dya. He made a number of flights
in his Curtiss biplane, and proved
to be one of the most expert and J
daring aeronauts that has visited
this city, flying high and low and j
putting on all the stunts known to |
the sky fliers. Especially was his |
flying thrilling when he flew low,
for at times it looked as if lie
would hit the top of some of the !
taller building's—but he always |
just missed them, lie took up sev-
eral citizens of Norman on trips,
giving editor J. O. Fox of the
the most thrilling flight, for he j
opened up his whole bag of tricks
for the benefit of the newspaper
man. At a height of some 7500 feet
he gave him the tail-spinner, the
English dip, the French reel, the
nose div^ and all the other stunts,
and half the time had J O. stand
ing on his head. Mr. Fox says it
was thrilling, but at n0 time did
he have any fear. It was certainly-j
a pretty sight, as it was pulled
off against a bank of white clouds,
and was viewed by many thous- i
The parade on the 4th, was one
of the best every staged in Nor-
man, but more business houses
should have been represented, i
There was a large number of very
artistically decorated floats, among j
thejnost conspicious and suggest
ive being those of the Minnetonka
Lumber Company, Fleharty & Co.,
the "Big Chair" of the Meyerifr
Meyer Furniture store, the S. K.
McCall company, the Rucker store.
First National Rank, Reed & Fost-
er, Woodmen Circle and Klein Tire I
Co., and the county officials. The
Queen was crowned with elaborate
ceremonies on the court house
lawn, and she and her maids made
a most pleasing part of the parade j
in an elaborate float. The artillery
loaned for the occasion bv Ca">t
Baehr Commandent at the Univer
sity also attracted much attention,
as did the soldier boys led by Lieu-
tenant G. J. Rousseau. The proces-
sion also displayed manv elabov
ately decorated automobiles.
Tw0 of the best features of the
celebration were the splendid ad-
dresses made by Attorney General
Freeling on Thursday and Hon
Claud Weaver of Oklahoma City.
Both are noted orators and were
listened to with marked attention
by large and appreciative audi
ences. Both paid eloquent tributes j
to the returned soldiers and sail-
ors.praising them for the good
work they had accomplished for a
world democracy, and speaking
in appreciatice terms of the great ;
work of the League of Nation;
which they declared would put an
end to any future wars. Both the
addresses are spoken of in the
highest praise. .Mr Weaver's ad
dress was on the 4th.
It was one of the most orderly
crowds that ever came together in '
Norman. The celebration grounds
were thronged with great crowds
both day and night, but the police
had very litt'e t.> do. t 'c • ic -
sions were liberally patronized and [
all felt that they had been given a
square deal in every particular.
The decorations in town were
very profuse and very artistic and |
beautiful, indicating that the busi-
ness men were entering into the
spirit of the occasion heartily, and
altogether the 1919 celebration
and home coming held at Norman
will go down in the history of the
town as one of its best and most
The sole and only depredation
reported t0 the police on the 4th
was the disappearance of the J. J.
Blackwell Ford car from the north
part of the City Park Mr. Black- . ,
well drove it from Lexington with |their ""tiring work in caring
his family, parking it in the north !the sol'I'er boys, doing everyth
part of the grounds, and when he I Posslble to contribute to their
Too much praise cannot be givl
to the ladies of the local Chaptf
of tie- A 111.' r i,a 11 Ked Cross
wertt to get it about 5:30 p
fort. They had a large stand
was gone It was a Ford, model Ittl(' «r,,ull(ls ilt which they serv
1018, and Mr. Blackwell offers a i (lcli''ious lemonade and sandwich!
reward of f25.00 for its return. | anf' no soldier. whether in unifoif
No clue to the thieves has been se i or no^' went away with his i
cured. unsatisfied Many of the 1
un-ai1 -f • d Many of the ladil
. were on duty until 1 n'clol
Miss Laura McCall gave a I Thursday morning, and on the 4)
twelve o'clock <'*.ner, Sunday, for wpre °n tlle J0'' ,ilte at nitrlf
her house guest. Miss Elsie Letz- 1 Kvt'r.v soldier was given his mes
berger, of El Reno. A delicious ; am! IodK'nK free of charge wb
dinner was served to Misses Irma t'ley atiked_for it, and everyone
Lowther, Eunice Holland, Olga tlu'm were '0U(1 in their praise
Bobo, Pearl Luttre^'^Mary Spencer !''1'. ladies.
and Lucile Carson 1 There were 500 or more soldie
and sailors in attendance. TI
WAR MOTHERS MEET: The I Kr"?tf '"'V'T'Vi !)f th®m di?. J1
War Mothers of America will hold IX • r'°
their regular meeting at the
Christian church on Monday even-
ing, July 7th at 8 o'clock. Miss
Edith Steckel will furnish violin
music for (he evening and Mr.
Raymond Williams has very kindly
consented to sing. It is hoped all
the War Mothers who can will at-
tend, as a program for the future
is being planned that will make
the work very much more inter-
Deinpse.v-Willard Bulletins: One
feature of the celebration very
highly commended by the sporting
fraternity and prize fight fans
on the grounds, was the bulletins
giving the proceedings of the
Oempsey-Willard fight in Toledo.
'I he bulletins were secured through
the United Press association and
were from the office of that com-
pany in Oklahoma City. It was the
same report received in all the big
cities where the United Press
touches, and as full and complete
as received anywhere.
Great Crowd at Ball Game: A
record breaking crowd witnessed
the double headed game of base-
ball in Oklahoma City on the 4th
between the Tulsa and Oklahoma
City teams. They broke even-each
club taking one game. Many Nor-
manites attended and say the au
dience was packed into the grand
stand like sardines, and the bleech-
ers had every possible inch of
space occupied. It is estimated
that 8,000 people saw the game.
they were the guests of ti
Red Cross and were treated ron
ly. Those who registered at Re|
& Foster's numbered 224.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas I) Magui|
are now domiciled in their
fronting the University campus
the west. They moved in Thuil
day, and will soon be "at home"|
Norman, 5; Purcell 3: That
a thrilling game of baseball on ti
City Park diamond Friday aft/
noon, and just how good it was I
evidenced by the score. The pJ
cell team is a craekerjnck, but ti
Norman boys succeeded in gettif
a nine together that gave theml
rattling game, and, the "breakf
coming their way, finally defeat
them by a score of 5 to 3.
Carpenters' Wages: Membel
of the Norman Carpenter's uni|
tell the Transcript that it
misinformed by the party who td
it the carpenters had advana
their pay t" $ 1.00 per hour, al
state thai the advance has lie!
only 12 1-2 cents per hour, or|
| total of 87 1-2 cents. This gi
them $7.00 per day, the
wages that are being paid in Okl
j homa City and every other cityT
consequence in the state Un|
July 1st, carpenters were gettfl
I 75 cents per hour in Norman, al
the higher wages paid elsewhe
j were taking many of the
I away from Norman.
vSame Day 5 ervicc
| a pleasant picnic was enjoyed
I by a number of Norman's youn r
people nil the Fourth at Cram'
Grove. Those conmosiny the nart'
| were Misses I rances Clay, Nellie
J. McFerron, Mary Bair, Dora
Dean Childress, and Messrs.
Campbell and McFerron.
Mr and Mrs. II. G Greenmin
are here visiting their numerous
Norman friends. They arrived
from Enid on the Fourth. Mr.
Greenman will return home on
Sunday, but Mrs. Greenman will
visit here a few days longer. Mr.
Greenman is doing a fine business
in Enid, he tells us, and is much
pleased with that city as a home.
There is real enjoyment in owning ani
automobile that is as economical with fuell
and as sparing on tires as the Chevrolet
"Four-Ninety" Roadster. And there isi
lasting satisfaction in knowing that its
co>ts for upkeep will always remain con-
Chevrolet automobiles are built to save with the
>ame decree of dependability that they serve. In their
construction U embodied all the weight essential to com-
fort and smooth riding without that extra weight that^
adds nothing to n"iu'ieiic\ but exacts much i;t additional!
cost for maintenance.
Yen have but to inquire from atij one of the thous-
ands ni Oicvri'U't 'Wiles t" learn the full extent . ]
Chevrolet economy and service. ,,
ftlolan & Martin
Implements and Hardware, Chevrolet Cars
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