The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 84, Ed. 1 Tuesday, July 8, 1919 Page: 1 of 4
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The Daily Transcript
VOL. VII. 84
NEW BOARD COUNTY
The new Board of County Com.
missioners organized on Monday
by electing Mr. R. F. McBride
chairman. The Board now consists
of Mr. McBride from the northern
district, Mr. C. F. Cox from the
Norman district, and J. D. Ander-
son from the Lexington district.
The two latter are new members,
but this is Mr. McBride's second
term. It is a splendid Board of
honest and capable men, and good
work may be expected from them.
Whatever criticisms have been
made of the outgoing Board, the
Transcript is certain the members
have been most conscientious in
the performance of their duties.
It is very easy to find fault with
county officers, for they are nat-
urally the "goat" when anything
goes wrong or there's seemingly
been sins of omission and com-
mission. The public should learn
the facts before criticising, for it
si certain the outgoing board has
done everything" possible to give
good service. They have been hon-
est, fair and square in all their
dealings, always looking out for
the best interest of the county.
Messrs. Z. K. Westervelt and J. L.
Sudderth retire with the con-
sciousness of duty well performed.
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA. TUESDAY, JULY 8,1919
Notice to Al
Base Ball Fiends
There will be a meeting of all
the "fiends" in Norman at the
City Hall on Wednesday night at
8:30 for the purpose of organizing
a city ball league. Be there on
time, and let us have some good
games this summer:
JOHN G. LINDSAY.
JOHN W. BARBOUK,
C. A. JENNINGS.
AFTER TAX DOGERS
to the Governor
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Washington, July 5.—"Tax dod-
gers may take warning by the
eighteen months prison sentence
imposed on William a. English
and John H. O'Brien, Boston wool
merchants who pleaded guilty of
conspiracy to defraud the Govern-
ment of Federal Income Taxes"
said Commissioner of
and Mrs. Elmer Capshaw Revenue Daniel c- RoPer today-
were here from Oklahoma City on
Monday visiting Dr. and Mrs. M.
T. J. Capshaw.
a delegation consisting of May-
or S. W. Hutchin, D. L. Larsh,
Ralph C. Hardie and John E. Lut-
trell expects to g0 t0 Oklahoma
City today (Tuesday) and sub-
mit the new city charter to Gov-
Robertson for his approval or dis-
approval. It is not thought that
he will find any fault with it. but
Internal |wil1 sPeedi'y Kive >t his endorse-
Robert, the 10-year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Shead, is the
proud possessor of a real aero-
plane, which he has just made of
card board. It is an almost perfect
model of the large planes.
Mr. L. J. Edwards exepcts to
get away on Wednesday on his, . ... - .,
, , , . imposition of the
visit with his son and daughter-m '
j law, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Edwards,
i at Los Angeles and will spend
I several months at the summer re-
J sorts of California. The whole
| Norman community wish him a
j pleasant summer's outing and a
j safe return—for he must return;
j Norman would not be Norman
I without L. J. Edwards.
You save one-third of your pur-
chase on vacation necessities at
Mayfield's this week
One FourtlT Off: After Monday,
July 14th, we will make a reduc-
tion on all 'laundry work of one-
fourth. Why let your wife sweat
over the wash tub these hot sum-
mer days, send it t0 the Norman
Steam Laundry and let them do it |
right and with dispatch for you.
Clarence Roberts, son of J. L.
Roberts, returned on Saturday
from Camp Devans, Mass., where
he had been discharged after a
year's active service overseas,
coming home with two gold bars
on his sleeve. He was with the
Army of Occupation, and station-
ed at Coblenz. He will enter the
University this fall and finish his
Read the classified adds. They
give you some interesting infor-
mation and, by the way, always
bring results. When you wish any-
thing, want to buy or sell or rent
or have lost or found anything,
you can get results by patronizing
the Transcript's classified column.
Five Speeders Fined: Five auto-
mobile speeders were each fined
$5.00 in the Mayor's court on
Tuesday, and warned that a rep-
tition of the offense would draw
a larger fine. Mayor Hutchin and
the city marshals are out after
the wind-splitters and declare
speeding will not be allowed. A
word to the wise, etc.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
18 Big^Fans—Show Starts at 1 p. m. Everyday
NO (stops) till 11 p. m.
"Wife or Country'
■ \> Harry Mestayer
Y Jack Richardson
I and Gretchen Lederer
//v Triangle R.ay Wife QrCowitr/
Shall Love or Patriotism
in a whirlwind Western
"Law and Outlaw"
A Big Two Reel Western
Wm. Fox Presents
MUTT AND JEFF
A thousand laughs
in this one.
Also, a Mack Sennett-Keystone Comedy
"Her Nature Dance"
Also Vitograph presents their greatest serial
'The Man of Might."
With William Duncan and Joe Ryan
It is and will be the policy of
the Bureau to pursue tax frauds
relentlessly. This is the only [
course possible in justice to the |
man who honestly pays his share
of the common levy.
"In the checking up of returns
evidence to show fraud will be
followed by a thorough and com-
plex invastiiativts Which though
it may require years, will be con-
tinued until the case warranted by
the facts the Burfeau will urge the
"Tax payers who have not met
their full tai requirements should
not wait until discovery
The Transcript is in receipt of
the following communication from
Michigan Valley, Kas., giving an
account of a wedding that will be
of interest to Norman people, the
contracting parties being well and
most favorably known in the "Uni-
"Miss Mabel Davison and Lieut.
Homer Livergood were married
Tuesday evening, July 1, 1919, at
the home of the bride at Michigan
City, Kas. The wedding was a
military one, with patriotic decora-
made j tions> a«d wok attended by mor
by a revenue officer There is [ than 100 Persons, many of whom
great difference between the self j we^e returned soldiers.
discovered tax dodger or tax do- j 'he ^r'('e' better remembered
liquent and the one discovered by J t'10 Norman people as Miss
our office. The time for - com-1 Davis°n. installed the course of
Domestic Science in the Norman
high school, and taught in that in-
promise is before discovery by
government official. .
"It is our determined policy that j "'on'our successive years
wealth shall not influence to
prevent wilful tax dodgers from
going to jail. The big and financ-
ially able must be treated in the
same way as the small willful
violator, and hence compromises
through money will be rejected."
"The Boston wool merchants,
who it was alleged attempted to
defraud the Government out of
about 95 per cent of tax due start-
ed business in 1913 under the
firm name of English & O'Brien.
The business increased rapidly,
largely on account of war con-
"As brought out by the Court,
in 1917 English and O'Brien filed
returns showing a total partner
ship and individual tax of the two
partners of $109,000. Upon in-
vestigation, it was found that the
Mr. Livergood was a former
student of the University, com-
pleting his course in electrical en-
gineering in 1915, after which he
was employed by the General Elec-
tric company in New York and
Pennsylvania until war was de-
clared. He then enlisted and was
sent to France, where he served
eighteen months in electrical con-
struction and repair work and
was commissioned lieutenant.
"After a few weeks spent with
Lieut. Livergjod's relatives in
Newkirk, Okla., the happy couple
will go to Philadelphia, Pa., where
the groom will re-enter the em-
ploy of the General Electric com-
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lindsay and
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Wantland
, and children get away on Wednes-
true tax of the partnership and . . . .. . D . ,
r j day morning in their Buick auto-
the two individuals was $1,379,
817.49. The defendants attempted
| mobile for Colorado Springs, Colo.
j Harry will stay about a week, but
to conceal their earnings by keep-1 Mrs Lindsay and the rest of the
ing two sets of books, and by
folks expect to spend the summer
in Colorado. They will keep their
automobile out there and take
trips to different parts of the
state. Their friends trust they will
have a delightful summer.
making false entries in the books
which they planned would be
checked by the revenue agents.
They also falsified their inven-
tory at the end of 1917 by approx-
"When arrested English and O,-
Brien employed an able array of
counsel, and endeavored by every
every device to escape punish-
ment. Offers in compromise of
more than $1,000.00 were sugges-
ted to the Commissioner of Inter-
nal Revenue and refused.
When arranged the defend-
ants pleaded guilty to a charge
of conspiracy t0 defraud the Uni-
ted States and presented to
the court that the highest possible
amount they could raise by bor-
rowing and otherwise was $1,500,-
000, which, in addition to the
amount already paid, they offered
to pay if not sent to prison. They
declared they would be able to
raise but a small part of this
amount if a prison sentence was
"A fine of $10,000 in addition
to the prison sentence, was im- j Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Fox and
posed upon each of the defendants children, accompanied by Mrs.
Civil proceedings will be begun j Nancy Graham, Mrs. Ina Taylor,
t0 collect the income and excess j Miss Edith Newell, Miss Kather-
profits taxes due and the 100 per J ine Graham and John Graham,
cent additional assessment pro- j motored to Oklahoma City on Sun-
Mrs. T. J. Johnson's friends (and
all who know her is her friend)
will regret to learn that she is seri-
ously sick with stomach trouble
and physical breakdown; so seri-
ously that she has been confined to
her bed a couple of weeks, and the
Captain reports today that she is
no better. We sincerely trust that
her ailments may yield to treat-
ment and that she will soon be up
an dabout again.
Miss B. Dudley, the pleasing and
capable milliner at the S. K. Mc-
Call store, left for her home at
Warrensburg, Mo., on Monday
evening to visit home folks for a
few days, and will then go to
market. She will return about
August 1st to again take up her
millinery work here.
vided for by law.
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."
Why make a slave out of your
wife? Relieve her of the burdens
of the family washing. She needs
a rest, especially during these hot
summer days. Send the family
wash to us and your wife will
meet you with a smile instead of
frown when you return home
after the day's labor. One-fourth
off after Monday.
CENSUS CLERKS, (men, women
4000 needed. $92 month. Age, 18
upward. Experience unneccessary.
For free particulars of examin-
ations, write J. Leonard (former
Government examiner) 887 Equi-
table Bldg. Washington. 84-2*
As a rule, father never gets any
attention at home until he is too
sick to appreciate it
day and spent the day at Wheeler
Mr. and Mrs. John Little mo-
tored to Lexington on Sunday and
enjoyed a swim in the swimming
pool. They say that institution en-
joys an extensive patronage these
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Kuwitzky
and children and Miss Elva Lee
Robinsoh motored to Oklahoma
City on Sunday, where Miss Rob-
inson took train for Verdun, Okla.,
to visit her sister. She is a sister
of Mrs. Kuwitzky and has been
visiting here the last ten days.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Vincent and
children were the guests of Judge
and Mrs J. B. Dudley in Oklahoma
City on Sunday.
S. H. McCall, Court
AT PAULS VALLEY
| One of the first acts of the new
Fred H. Ward, formerly a Nor- Board of County Commissioners
man boy, now cashier of the Pauls j was aPPoint a new Janitor for
Valley National bank, was here on !the court house an(l superintendent
Sunday, visiting his numerous court house grounds and
their choice fell upon S. H. McCall.
Since John Fisher quit the job,
the grounds and building have
not been kept in the best condi-
tion, and it is hoped and expected
that Mr. McCall will bring them
ou< of the kinks. It will take him
some time to demonstrate results,
but his friends are certain he will
prove the right man in the right
The court house grounds are
among the most "showy" features
friends. He told us of the serious
accident that caused the death of
Lieutenant G. C. Hutchinson, of
the Fort Sill flying corps, that oc
curred at Pauls Valley on the 4th.
The Lieutenant, who was an ex-
pert flier, had Forrest Thomas,
editor of the Pauls Valley Demo-
crat. as passenger, and in light-
ing, when about 75 feet from the
ground, something went wrong
with the machine and it fell.
Thomas was uninjured, except for
the shock, but a splinter from the
plane struck Hutchinson in the
breast, making a wound from
which he died five hours after-
wards without regaining con-
sciousness. The plane was badly
A report of the accident was im-
mediately wired to Fort Sill and
within an hour six planes carrying
army surgeons were in Pauls Val
ley, but it was impossible to do
anythir^' for the stricken aviator.
Maj. McGruder, head surgeon at
Fort Sill made the trip from there
in forty-five minutes in his plane.
The dead man was a native of
President Back Hoi
President and Mrs. Wilson
party landed in the United Stal
at two o'clock this (Tuesdil
afternoon at Hoboken, and afl
a short address by the Presicl
at Madison Garden, New Y<|
city Tuesday night will proc |
to Washington, where he
take up his fight for the rat I
cation of the League of Naticl
It is expected that he will m;|
a trip throughout the country,
ing as far as the Pacific coil
and there is every indication 11
Oklahoma City will be one of
points on his itinery. It is s|
he will pay his respects to Se I
tor Gore in no uncertain teil
when he makes his speech in «l
lahoma, for Gore expressed h \
of our town and if they are not
kept up it reflects upon the whole ^: as 0pp0Bed to the Lea«ue
white rose gasoline Oklahomans Safe
When Lieut. Penny was here on 1
the Fourth, his flights were do*I The Ardmoreites who. with j|
layed several times because he'McAlester of Tulsa, were suppol
could not secure White Rose gaso to have been lost in a storm
line, that being the kind he do- j the Gulf of Mexico, mentioned I
rnanded. By hustling over town j which was made in Mondal
and sending to Oklahoma City, his Transcript, were not lost at
l'yles Property Sold: Through
the Allan Real Estate agency on
Monday, Mrs. J. R Pyles sold her
property at 211 East Eufaula to | ,llne ,an_d. M0W has " abundance on
requests were complied with, so
that every trip he made was a
complete success. He si(id the
White Rose was the purest and
best, and the best was required
when he took his life and that
of his passengers in his hands.
J. D. Pierson is sole agent in
Norman for this White Rose gaso-
They saw the storm coming
and ran their boat to a safe hi
bor and were never in any grl
d:u., it They were found at CI
pus Christi, bathing and fishi I
■: alien told til
had been lost at sea, declaring i|
report had been greatly e.xagg|
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mayfield, the
consideration being $3100. It is a
fine little home with three lots,
and a desirable place.
Phone items to No. 3. We are
always glad to get them.
Mrs.' J. W. Hocker of Fort
Worth visited her sister, Mrs. T.
s. Duffy, one day last week and
or. Saturday left for Denver, Colo-
rado, taking her niece, Miss Kath-
erine Duffy, with her. They will
visit Denver, Colorado Springs
and Boulder, and Miss Katherine
will probably study a while at the
University of Colorado.
R. A. Lindsay, of the Oklahoma
State Hospital, leaves Tuesday
afternoon to spend a couple of
weeks at Pueblo, Colo.
hand. If you get into the habit of j Mill Imogen Steele of Mariel
using White Rose, you will use no ■ returned home on Monday af |
other, says M r.
West Main, or
I'ierson. No. 106.1 a pleasing visit with Miss M|
phone 394.—Adv. j dred Holland.
New pants for every ma:i and
boy in Norman just arrived at
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Berry on
their recent trip to Joplin, Mo.,
traveled 730 miles in their auto-
mobile and never had a bit of
One Fourth Off: After Monday,
July 14th, we will make a reduc-
tion on all laundry work of one
fourth Why let your wife sweat
over the wash tub these hot sum-
mer days, send it to the Norman
Steam Laundry and let them do it
right and with dispatch for you.
Chiropractor: Dr. Jennie Les-
senger is now located at the Mrs.
E. B. McClelland house on Asp
avenue (No. 749; phone 363),
where she can be consulted on
Tuesdays and Fridays of each
week, or where appointments may
be made for her services.
Story Teller's League: The1 Mr. and Mrs. G. I. Hill and eli
Story Teller's League met Mon- j dren motored to Oklahoma City
day evening on the east steps of ■ Sunday and were the j,'nests
the Law building, and listened to I Mr. and Mrs. Ayers.
an interesting story told by Miss
Katherine Lincoln. Prof. E. E. j Visited Swimming Pool: A pail
Dale gave some Indian stories of Normanites had a high /I
There was a good attendance and time in the swimming pool
the weekly meetings are growing [ Lexington on Sunday evening a'l
in interest. After the stories, the. say it is a mighty pleasant resfl
audience adjourned to the histori- ' They were Dr. and Mrs. Strattl
cal museum in the Law building, Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Owl
which Prof. Dale has in charge, j Mr. and Mrs R. W. Hutto and M
Next meeting on Monday night and Mrs. R. II. Parham and thj
on east steps of the biulding and families.
all are invited. '
Mr. I. M Jackson continues
Subscribe for the Transcript. i improve.
We have on hand a good assortment, all sizes
WEED TIRk CHAINS
A FEW TRUCK CHAINS.
Holtzschue Motor Car Co-
107 EAST MAIN ST.
Mr. Man: Why not buy a pair of
Hanan shoes. They have no equal
for service and style—Rucker's
Gone to Market: Mrs. M. f.
Wynne, who will have charge of
the McCall company's ladies ready
to wear department during the
coming season, left on Tuesday
for New York City, where she will
meet Mr. Ezra McCall and select
a large line of goods for the de-
Ladies, Julian and Kokenge
shoes are better than other makes
Mr. and Mrs. J. f. Linduff got
home on Sunday from their visit
with relatives in St. Louis. Mr.
Linduff does not say so in so.
many words, but from his talk we
judge they longed for their old
home in Norman. Still, he says J
they" may return to St. Louis. Mr. |
and Mrs. Geo. McDaniel, who |
went with them, will probably re-1
main in St. Louis.
Repc >rt of Condition of
First National Bank of Normanl
Okla., at close ot business June 30th, 1919.
Loans and discounts $458,035.00'
Hills of Exchange _ 13,644,59
U. S. Bonds 112,900.0G|
Stock in Federal Reserve Hank «. 2.100.00|
Hanking House 22 693.311
Furniture anil Fixtures 2.000.001
Other real estate owned __ 2 200.001
Interest earned but not collected l.OOO.OOl
State Bonds $51,000.00
Warrants and securities 27,802.86
Cash and Exchange 163,921 26 242,724.121
.' apital Stock
Undivided Profits, net
Huilding account, reserved
Hills payable with Federal Reserve Hank
■ 20,0 |
- 3,581.05 j
.. 4,500.00 J
. 50,000.00 '
T°tal - - .$857,802.51 1
The above statement is corrcct.
WM. SYNNOTT, Cashier.
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