The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 90, Ed. 1 Tuesday, July 15, 1919 Page: 1 of 4
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The Daily Transcript
VOL. VII., NO. 90.
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, JULY 15, 1919
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
NORMAN BASEBALL !p-t,bb,d of B. ze
HOG THIEVES KILL KINO OF A MAN |THRESHING CHARGE rt,lL W!lS0N G0ME
1 lo i>e lA'bs i nan a-soui Tn rtUI iimiist f\iry;
The executive committee of the
Norman Baseball association,
lien Owen, John G. Lindsay
and C. A. Jennings, met at the
Transcript office on Monday night
and appointed managers ft>r the
four teams that wiii make no 'lie
On the night of July the Fourth,
when Purcell people were cele-
brating as they should, thieves
broke into the county jail and took
ten gallons of whiskey and a suit
ease. * The thieves tried to gain
entrance through a window, but
finding this very difficult they en-
organization. selecting Floyd L. } tered through the door by using a
Swank, Jack Foster, Ray Fischer j crowbar Geo. Crawford, the hot
and John Barbour for those on- , check artist, who was in his cell at
erous positions. These managers j the time, says he saw two men but
will meet with the executive com- j did not recognize them, however
Tuesday night and j they promised to liberate him if
the club ! he would promise to leave the
draw for the name
they will manage, the name , being
"Indians," "Red Sox," "Giants"
and "Cubs." They will also de-
termine which of the clubs will
play the opening game, which is
country. The sheriff's force think
Crawford knows more about the
transaction if he would only tell
it. The whiskey was confiscated
| at different times and was of the
to be pulled off at the city park I best brand, and the way it is re-
on Wednesday evening. | tailed(in Oklahoma City)it had a
The utmost interest is beuu; money value of some six hundred
taken in. the association by the
fans and players, and the games
promise to be good ones. The sec-
retary desires that all players who
wish lo take part and get into the
games will call at the Transcript
office and enroll and pay his dol-
lar, as none will be allowed to
play unless he is an accredited
member of the association and has
paid his dues.
FORMER UNI STUDENT NEEDED TO DEFEAT HIGHEST EVER PAID
TO OKLAHOMA CIT1
Oklahoma City, July 15.—John
N. Lessenger, 22 years old, for- :
merly a student at the I'niversity i It will be remembered that
and later a soldier in the army,was some weeks ago the Transcript
shot and killed shortly after 4:30
o'clock this morning in a running
battle with supposed hog thieves.
The battle was staged on Grand
boulevard northwest of the city.
Lessenger, who lives with his
parents at 2950 West Tenth street.
was wakened at 4:30 o'clock thi>
morning by noises in the hog yard
close to his house. His father i-
Lessenger with his brother.
whose name is not known, began
dressing, but by the time the two ! president *of the
had donned their clothes the | agriculture, desire-
advanced the idea that, quiet as
you might wish to keep it, the
opponents of Senator Gore would
have to do some hustling if they
defeated that gentleman in the
primary. The Transcript was ridi-
culed somewhat for the predic-
tion. a number of the newspapers
of the >tate declaring "anybody
can beat Gore." However, they
are all now coming to the thought
of the Transcript. As evidence of
that fact. Hon J. A. Whitehurst,
tate l>oard of
to see Gov. J.
them that j B. A. Robertson get into the
p game as opponent of Gore in the
primary, and wants the Demo-
crats to get solidly behind him;
not to split their vote> between
several candidates, thus allowing
sound of wheels told
the supposed hog thieves were
disappearing. Lessenger and his
brother then entered an automo-
bile and gave chase.
About three quarters of a mile
from the house they approached a 1 Gore to go in easily Whitehurst
wagon with an unknown number realizes Gore's strength and thi
Thirty-five cents a bushel, the
highest price ever paid by Okla-
homa farmers who are willing to
pay any rate so long as they get i
their wheat off their fields and the j
straw in stacks so as to be ready j
for plowing, according to M. 1
Jordan, licensed grain inspector in , tQ the fact that Uu< lndiang (,o n(jt
I uesday s Oklahoman. j have money enough to distribute
top notch price
According to statement issued
by Attorney Walter J. Turnbull of I
the Choctaw Indians,who has just i
returned from a conference with i
Interior Department officials at j
Washington, the per capita pay-
ment to the Choctaws this year
will be slightly under $-00 owing
Jordan, was 20 cents. When the
price reached this stage the conn
ty council of national defense in-
tervened and the price was lower
ed for the remainder of the sea
that sum among the members of
The bill as passed authorizing
the payment, specifies a per capita
distribution of not over $200.00
which is flexible and permits of
I any sum to that amount,
mad-: any piotest j '|'|K, payment however is now
s Jordan, "threshers i
One lot of ginghams at 12 l-2c
the yard Thursday. Rucker's
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stout
and son, Norbert, leave on Tues-
day afternoon for Chillicothe,
Texas, and from there will go to
Dallas, expecting to be absent a
month or more.
County Agent Bogan shipped
another carload of potatoes on
Monday afternoon, the second car-
load he shipped from Noble, and
received $2.20 per hundred on the
track at Noble. He says there is a
good demand for potatoes in the
northern market. Anyone having
good potatoes, 100,pounds or more,
should see him and get in on the
next carload he ships out from
Norman. Take up the co-operative
marketing idea with him. Maybe
he can assist you materially in
getting rid of your surplus pro-
j Summer Motoring
Don't rely on a cold patch. Vulcanize your
own inner tubes in five minutes with a Shaler Vul-
canizer. Patches and clamps cost only $1.50 and
work can he done in five minutes.
Common Sense Auto Polish will bring out the
gloss on your car and won't catch dust.
Minteer Motor Company
of persons in it. One man in the
wagon began firing, and the first
bullet struck Lessenger. He died
instantly. The men then jumped
fro mthe wagon and ran through
fields nearby and made their es-
cape. Several hogs were found in
City police and county officers
were notified and hurried to the
scene of the murder, but up to 9
o'clock the killer had not been
found. Blood hounds were asked
from the state penitentiary, but
when it was found that they could
not arrive before 5 o'clock, the
order was cancelled.
The young man was a brother
of Dr. Jenie Lessenger, physician
is the sort c*f a man, he thinks,
necessary to defeat him:
"I firmly believe that a strong
man, a man known through the i
length and breadth of the state |
for his unquestioned honesty, his j
broad-minded liberalism, his keen j
judgment and ability, and above j
all his entire devotion and loyalty |
to his country, can defeat Senator
Gore in, the primary, unless the
vote is widely split among the
opponents of Gore.''
this year," s;
would put aside their machines
and await another season. Ordi-
narily a thresher will thresh from
1.200 to 2,000 bushels of wheat a
day. Now, with such a gross
quantity of straw, they do well to
get half the amount."
"Help, too," continued Jordan
"is the great item in expense.
Pitchers receive from $5 to $(> a
day and board; haulers, $6 to $(J
a day and are hard to find at that.
Many farmers are offering a bo-
nus of $25 to get their wheat
threshed in advance of others."
due, and as soon as necessary
rangements can be completed the i
disbursement will commence, com
ing thru the office of Gabe Parker,
Indian Commissioner at Musko-1
Good Wheat Yield
As the threshers get into the
real wheat growing part of the
county, the yield is proving quite
satisfactory and the quality get-
ting better. The Transcript.learns
that the ninety acres of Leo till-
man just on the edge of the Ten
Washington, July 16.—An-
nouncement of President Wilson's
itineary in hi> tour of the states
in behalf of the League of Na-
tions probably will be made earli
According to tentative plans th>*
tour will ■-tart about July 23. The
presidential party probably will
not visit New York or New Eng-
land. Cincinnati probably will ! c
the first stop.
It is practically assured, it was
learned, that ■•peeches will be
! made at Indianapolis, Cleveland.
' Chicago, Kansas City, Wichita..
Kansas, St. Paul, Denver and or.
i the Pacific Coast. Invitations have
j been received from many cities,.
I but none ha- been definitely ac-
Having disposed of much of the
business which confronted him
upon his return from the Paris,
conference, the President shortly
will draft the addresses he wilf
make on his trip.
S. K. MeCall & Co.
Dodge Bros. Cars: We are ac-
cepting orders for Dodge Bros,
automobiles, and expect a carload
in soon. Only two left in the car.
Get your rder in early Minteer
Motor Co. 8G-tf.
MARRIED: News come of the
marriage at Pullman, Wash., of
Theatre Room a we" known Norman lady to ii
N. A. Turner, assistant state
auditor, says that when he edited
the Russell Record there was a
merchant in town who insisted
that people didn't read adver-
ti-ementv One day the Record
made a mistake in a little ad tor
Mile Flat is averaging about 28 i tj,ut merchant and offered sugar
bushels, and some of the Bennett at half price. After the merchant
acreage on one of the best farms j s])Cnt all the next day explaining,
of the Flat goes as high as 40 j to customers about the mis-
bushels. The threshers have not J la^c he became a faithful, confi-
yet commenced on Clyde Pickard's j ^cl,t advertiser.
250-acre crop, but it promises to i
be as good as the Ullman wheat.1 Subscribe for the Transcript.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
18 Big Fans—Show Starts at 1 p. m. Everyday
NO (stops) till 11 p. m.
NORMA TALMAGE IN
"The Devils Needle"
Pretty Model saves Artist's Wife from trap set by drug venders.
Also a two reel western with
TOM MIX IN
A ripping western drama
Also a Bud Fisher Cartoon of
MUTT AND JEFF IN
See them in the movies—they're different.
Later. Jones and Lowder Carle,
residents of the 2900 block 011
West Tenth street, appeared at
the police station at 9:15 o clock
this morning and told police that
the wagon in which the hog
thieves were riding at the time
of the shooting of John N. Les-
senger had been stolen from them
They are being held for investi-
gation. They had been working
fot* Lessenger and were well ac-
quainted with the premises.
J. H. Corley of the Blanchard
neighborhood was arrested and
put in jail at Purcell on Saturday
on the charge of embezzlement
filed by Mrs. Joe Marques of
Washington. It is stated that Cor-
ley represented himself to Mrs.
Marques as a widower and prom-
ised to marry her and together
with her buy a business. It is said
that Mrs. Marcjues sold her prop-
erty as requested by Corley but
that he failed to carry out his
part of the agreement but received
a part of the money derived from
the sale of her property.
Judge J. W. Linton acting as 1
agent for Mrs. V. I*. Flood, en-
tered into a contract with the S.
K. McCall Company on Mon-
day "whereby the company rents
the room now occupied by the
University Theatre for a period of
ninety-one months from January
1. 1920. the time when the lease to
the University Theatre runs out.
The S. K. McCall company is to
pay all the expenses of remodling
and furnishing and is to pay Mrs.
Flood $60 per month.
The steadily increasing business
oi the S. K. McCall company
makes it very necessary that it
has additional room. When it
took charge of its present quar-
ters. its proprietors thought the
rooms would lie sufficient for
years to come, but soon found out
their mistake. This room will give
the store 3000 square feet addi-
tional floor space, which will help
out considerably for the present.
Openings will be made between
the present store and the new
quarters, throwing the whole busi-
ness into one large store.
I very well-to-do wheat grower and |
rancher of that locality. The lady i
in the case is Mrs. Ella DeSuffolk, 1
and the groom Mr. Wm. Wilson. !
They were married on the night of >
July 2. 1919, at the home of the 1
bride's sister, Mrs. Sattles, by
Rev. Hugh Jones of the Presby-
terian church. The groom has a j
beautiful home south of Pullman, 1
to which he took his bride. The j
numerous Norman friends of the i
birde will rejoice with her that her
lines have fallen in such pleasant
The Norman Band
Also the last of
"The Man of Might"
With William Duncan,
Joe Ryan and Edith John-
Don't miss this last Epi-
TODAY Is bis hire. It's
a day of nnothrr of "THE
RED GLOVE," featuring daHhinic
Mario Waloomp, the serial heroine
supreme. This serial Is now the
talk 'o the town. Come today
and see why.
"The University City" has an
institution of which its citizens
can well feel proud and one that
will continue to grow into their
good graces. It is the Norman
Band, which, under the capable
leadership of Prof. Oscar Lehrer,
is making delightful music, and
giving the best of satisfaction. Its
weekly concerts are appreciated
and draws large audiences.
An especially delightful feature
of its activities was the splendid
concert given by it at the auditor-
| ium on Friday night last week, to
1 a large audience that encored al-
most every number. The program
was an elaborate one, and the
band music was intersperced with
violin solos, vocal solos, quartetts
and cornet exercises. The vocal
In the case of Andy L. McXabb |
vs. Mrs. Goldy McNabb, asking I
a divorce and custody of two
children, and the cross petition ol j
Mrs. McNabb asking a divorce
and custody of the children, tried
in district court on Monday, the
court gave Mrs. McNabb a decrf*
011 her cross-petition and custody
of the four children for nine :
months in the year, the father to
have them three months of each j
year. The husband made some tig j ^
ly charges against the mother, to|w~
the extent of swearing she had 1gj|j
could not see it that way, and ad- ' U=
judged her a good woman.
- j jj
A NARROW ESCAPE
been untrue to him, but the court ggj
The alarm of fire at 1:15 p.
today (Thursday) was caused by
a fire at the home of Mr. and Mrs. j
Harrison, 113 West Duffy, and
was caused by a gasoline stove.
The family was eating dinner in Marriage licenses recently issu- ; j
the front room, and one of the ed by the county court were:
children being sent to the kitchen j July 10th: Ralph E. Labounty, j |jgf
came running back with report 24, and Miss Flo Sturdivant, 22, j E=
that the whole kitchen was on fire both of Purcell.
Mrs. Harrison had presence of I July 10th: Grover C. Anderson. ! M
mind to throw quilts upon the 25, of Carnegie, Oklahoma, and .
fire, smothering it. and also Miss Beulah Bird, 21, of Lexing E:
threw the burning gasoline stove ton. |jp
into the yard. The fire was con- ; July 12th: Geo. F. Everhart, 20, |gg
fined to the kitchen, the ceiling and Miss Linnie Wells, 17. both | tSs
of which was badly burned, but , of Norman.
July 12th: Pierce A. Downer, gjj
30, of Oklahoma City, and Miss H
Ruth A. Foster, 18, of Norman. pa
otherwise no material damage
done Mrs. Harrison had her eye
brows and hair singed, but is
thankful it was no worse. The
house is owned by Mrs. M. D
Cain and was insured.
The County Agent of Oklahoma
county says the yield of wheat in
that county this year will be in
the neighborhood of 15 bushels
Also a Mack Sennett Comedy
"Stars and Bars"
With an All Star Cast
solos of Mrs. Lou Bennett Deitz j
were much appreciated and en-I If you want some of these fine
thusiastically received. j Elberta peaches like you got last
The band consists of some 20 ! year at the old Frick farm, half a
j members, and Prof. Lehrer is male- I mile north of the bridge, phone
j ing it one of the best in this part! Arch Young, WJ51, and book your ^
of the country. It is really won- j order now. We have arranged to of Mr and . t
i derful the music they make consid- ship most of the crop, but will i'" iud I in < a\ ' 11k
I ering the short time they have j reserve enough to fill all order? v's'' wit i n ,itn<
received by July 25th. Peaches from attending
II. O. Miller, re-
urnin^ W ednesday and Thursday—Wm. Fox presents been together
Albert Ray and Elinor Fair in "Married in Haste." Fatty . ... ,n
Arbuckle, in a 'New One." Also a new chapter of "The Tigers I One lot of ginghams at 12 l-2c j in August and promise to be un-
will be ripe about the first week
in Illinois and
th£ annual con-j
vention of the Alpha Chi Omega, j
which she was a delegate from
Now is the time to get ready
for the Big Opening of Nor-
man's greatest pleasure resort,
Doll's park will open in a very
few days—we are ready now
with the greatest line of bath-
ing suits for ladies, men, boys
girls and children. Also caps
and shoes for all. Don t wait
until the last minute to get
vours, for everyone is going to
go. See our windows for what
Norman's Greatest Store.
Trail,' with Ruth Roland.
I the yard Thursday. Rucker':
89-3t* 'he local chapter.
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