The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 133, Ed. 1 Friday, September 5, 1919 Page: 3 of 8
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THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT, NORMAN, OKLAHOMA
HANDICAP IN LOSS OF EYE
•aid to Depend Largely en Time «f
Life at Which the Accident
What actual disability la Involved
In the loss of one eye? Accident In-
surance companies usually estimate
It at 50 per cent, but Sir Arthur Pear
eon told the British committee on the
administration of aoldlers' and sailors'
pensions that this was absolutely ab-
aurd. and suggested 29 per cent as a
more reaaonable estimate.
It depends largely upon the time of
life at which the eye Is lost. By
binocular vision, says the Lancet, we
fuse two slightly dissimilar Images
of an object, which are focussed upon
the two retinas, and this enables us
to estimate correctly the relative po-
sition or distance of objects. This
power, however. Is not confined to
those of us who possess two good
eyes. The man who has been blind In
one eye from Infancy possesses It In
almost equal perfection with the pos-
sessor of two eyes. For many other
factors unite to compensate for the
absence of stereoscopic vision. These
•re atmospheric Hnd shadow effects,
parallax and, above all, memory of
what the shape of objects really Is,
according to knowledge which has
been acquired Id early years, largely
by the sense of touch.
On the other hand, If one who pos-
sesses this faculty Is suddenly deprived
of It he will be considerably handi-
capped, especially nt first. A woman
may find she cannot pour from a tea-
pot Into a cup without spilling the tea.
A hammerman may take some time
before he can hit the nail on the
head with his former accuracy ; Indeed,
whether or not he can ever attain It
again is doubtful.
Herbert Hoover Says Democrat
cies Replaced Autocracies
at Our Bidding.
FOOD ADMINISTRATION CHIEF.
WASTE COUNTRY MADE RICH
Enormous Rubber Plantation in Su-
matra Developed by American
Industry in Ten Years.
Perhaps the most surprising thing
about the enormous rubber plantation
that covers nearly 100,000 acres In
Sumatra, recently described by a
writer In Commerce and Finance, Is
that less than ten years ago one could
have traveled these acres without see-
ing a rubber tree. The land was ac-
quired by an American company, and
the rubber trees followed. Today they
count up to something like 5,000,000,
tended by an army of about 16,000 la-
borers, most of whom come from the
neighboring Island of Java. The land
rises to a slight eminence overlooking
the sea of rubber trees which stretches
for miles in every direction, with here
and there glimpses of the fine roads
over which motor cars travel the plan-
tation on business or carry passengers
between the bungalows of the estate
managers. Sixty-five miles of narrow-
gauge railway run through this re-
markable rubber forest, with every
tree raised in response to the twen-
tieth century commercial demand for
Newspaper Men "Struck."
Probably the first "strike" ever
called at a convention of the American
Federation of Labor, and against that
body, was called by the newswriters
assigned to cover the sessions. During
the course of the convention one of the
delegates made criticisms of the way
In which the convention news was han-
dled. The newspaper men Immediate-
ly filed out of the hall and sent word
to the convention that they had gone
on strike. While certain delegates
were branding the newswriters as "bol-
sheviki," others insisted that they form
a committee and present their de-
mands. The demands were formulated
and presented. The convention granted
them by acclamation, and the reporters
were given an ovation when they filed
back to their desks. So It was settled.
He Saw Very Well.
I had employed a piano tuner for
several years who was blind, writes n
correspondent. One day lie brought
another man when he came to tune the
piano, asking my permission to teach
him some things about piano timing.
I left them in the parlor by them-
selves and when they had finished, I
was dressing to go otit.
Knowing they were blind and rather
than keep them waiting, I went in to
pay the tuner in rather scant attire.
1 remarked to the stranger, "It is n ce
for you blind people that there is
work like this for you to do."
"Oh, madam," he replied. "I'm not
blind; In fact, I see very well."
I nearly died and fled from the room.
From a One-Armed Man.
The triumph over the disability of
■ lost limb Is not only exemplified In
the case of the one-legged cricketer.
"There is no need to be downhearted
«bout a lost leg or arm," writes a cor-
respondent. "I have lost my left arm
•nd can do practically everything that
a man with two arras can.
"I can tie my tie as neatly and
Quickly as I ever did, lace my boots,
ride a horse and bicycle, drive a horse
aid trap, drive a motor, play billiards
(using a block of weighted wood with
three groves In It as a rest), gt>lf,
hockey tennis and swim quite easily."
James Shaffer of Uniontown, Pa„
struck a foreigner who made disloyal
remarks and was fined $10, but the
money wns paid by ten members of
the local Christian church, who on
their way home happened to stop In
the burgess' office. Each of the men
planked $1 down on the desk of the
tffflclal and the case was ended.
Urges Ratification an Ground That
Psaca Traaty Will Collapsa
Without Lsagua of
Herbert Hoover Is so deeply nt<
rerned ovar the opposition to tha
'..eague of Nations In the United
States that he has let himself be In-
terviewed at length on the League slt-
latlon. In a talk with tlia New T rlc
Times correspondent In Paris, tha
rood Administration Chief asserts that
laving caused the league Idea to pre-
rall America cannot abandon It. Wa
'annot withdraw, he says, and leave
Europe to chaos. "To abandon tha
l.eague Covenant now means that tha
Ireaty Itself will collapse."
Mr. Hoover's wide acquaintance
rlth conditions both here and abroad,
lis reputation as an administrator, a
nan of great affairs who deals with
(acts, not theories, make his state-
nent one of the most important eou-
irlbutions to the recent League discus-
"There are one or two points In con-
fection with the present treaty," said
Mr. Hoover, "that need careful consid-
eration by the American public. We
need to digest the fact that we have
for a century and a half been advo-
cating democracy not only as a
,-emedy for the Internal Ills of all so-
Jlety, but also as the only real safe-
guard against war. We have believed
and proclaimed, In season and out,
that a world in which there was a
free expression and enforcement of
ihe will of the majority was the real
basis of government, was essential for
Ihe advancement of civilization, and
that we have proved Its enormous hu-
(nan benefits In our country.
American Ideas Have Prevailed.
"We went into the war to destroy
liutoeracy as a menace to our own and
ail other democracies. If we had not
come into the war every Inch of Euro-
pean soil today would be under auto-
cratic government. We have imposed
our will on the world. Out of tills
victory has come the destruction of
the four great autocracies in Ger-
many, Russia, Turkey and Austria and
the little autocracy in Greece. New
democracies have sprung Into being In
Poland, Finland, Letvia, Lithuania,
Esthonla, Czechoslovakia, Greater
Serbia, Greece, Siberia, and even Ger-
many and Austria have established
democratic governments. Beyond
these a host of small republics, such
as Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan and
others, have sprung up, and again as
a result of this great world movement
the constitutions of Spain, Kumanla,
and even England, have made a final
ascent to complete franchise and de-
mocracy, although they still maintain
a symbol of royalty.
"We have been the living spring for
this last century and half from which
these Ideas have sprung, and we have
triumphed. The world today, except
for a comparatively few reactionary
and communistic autocracies, is dem-
ocratic, and we did it.
"A man who takes a wife and
blesses the world with several infants
cannot go away and leave them on
the claim that there was no legal mar-
"These Infant democracies all havo
political, social and economic prob-
lems Involving their neighbors that
are fraught with the most Intense
friction. There are no natural bound-
aries in Europe. Races are net com-
pact ; they blend at every border. They
need railway communication and sea
outlets through their nel.Jibors' terri-
"Many of these states must for the
ne::t few years struggle almost for
hure bones to maintain their very
existence. Every one of them Is go-
ing to do its best; to protect Its own
Interests, even to the prejudice of iti
Governments Lack Experience.
"We In America should realize that
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A certain American citizen, 33
years of age, got into the world war
without waiting to be drafted. He
served three years with the Cana-
dian army in France, was wounded,
and was also badly gassed, like
many who were there in the early
days before the masks were depen-
He was lately discharged, and
went to visit relatives in a town in
the northern states. While passing
through the the central part of the
city, he was attacked by a gang of
toughs, hammered into unconscious-
ness, and left on the sidewalk, an
inert heap. He was afterwards
picked up by a policeman and taken
to the station-house, where his in-
juries were treated.
On returning to consciousness, he
expressed a natural surprise at the
conduct of his assailants. He was
wearing his uniform at the time—
also his wound stripes, and thought
that they would be at least, a guar-
antee of safety. He had fought to
protect his fellow-countrymen for
three years, and had started a con-
siderable time before they had
thought of participating. So he had
expected to be safe on reaching
Perhaps he would have been safe
in Norman. But this did not happen
here. It happened in Chicago, and
the wounded soldier was a colored
man. The thugs who committed the
outrage disapproved of his complex-
ion, and complexion has of late been
a jfrequent pretext for murder in
that enlightened town.
It isn't very long since Chicago
was telling East St. Louis what a
shocking, riotous place that city
was. And lately took the same at-
titude toward Washington. Chicago
has told a good many places what
they ought to do and be. And per-
haps a lot of places are not all that
they should become. But they have
one redeeming feature. They are
not like Chicago.
Don't try to be a metropolis.
Washington is one-Chicago is ano- ]
-ther. It is hard to pick out the ideal j
that we should copy; there are not j
many ideal cities. But at all events,'
we can find places to classify as j
awful warnings. We do, at least, I
know what to avoid.
Most children in Norman who are
about the age of six have gained
most of their impressions in the last
four years. And ,the minority of
these impressions came during the
The same is true of European
children. When French children
play, they pretend that they are
shooting spies, digging trenches,
working machine guns. Their sense
impressions have all been gained
from what they have observed in the
last four years.
It has not been a particularly
healthy environment for children to
form their ideas in. It is not parti-
cularly healthy now. Many of the
daily occurences in France are not
the kind that we would want our
growing children to witness. We
would not select these scenes and
sounds as a fertile breeding ground
for the instincts which we want our
children to cultivate. It has been a
land of blood and tears—of torture
and rapine. It is today a land of pov-
erty and smouldering hatreds—of so-
cial and industrial unrest.
Here is a fairly sound reason—if
we can think of no other—for pre-
serving in this country such condi-
tions as will not twist the pliable
minds of the rising generation the
wrong way. There is a tendency
just now for everybody to declare
that he is being robbed by somebody
else. And no doubt there are many
who have real grievances. But in a
■sane country few of these grievances
are incapable' of orderly adjustment.
Settlement by violence automatically
creates tyranny—and that is what
the constitution of this country was
framed to prevent.
Bookkeepers will show what mur-
derers cannot demonstrat — what
the gross profits of all enterprises
are what the net profits—-how much
revenue can be dccoted to wages
and still leave enough to provide
against commercial hazards, to off-
set losses, to expand into new
fields. It is a matter of arithmetic -
S. D. Morgan
If you want to buy or
want to sell anything
don't fail to call at this
store, where you will be
given a square deal in ev-
ery way. Fine line of
new furniture at prices
that are very low.
Telephone 622 and let
us te'.i you about it.
215 W. Main. Phone 622
Geo. Wilkerson, carrier on Rural
Route 8, is taking his vacation, and
we miss him.
L. S. Stanberry and daughter, Miss
Myrtle, were in Norman, Tuesday.
Richard Dye returned home Tues-
day after a two weeks' visit with
friends in and near Norman.
Mrs. Burton Robison was a
guest of Mrs. Elbert Echols on Wed-
Elbert Echols marketed his wheat
at Blanchard last week.
Mrs. C. B. Dye visited with Mrs.
John Echols Wednesday afternoon.
E. R. Stines began breaking wheat
land with his tractor this week.
J. M. Acre of Norman was a busi-
ness visitor at Newcastle Tuesday.
Our returned soldiers are naively
remarking that when the next war
breaks out the proper thing will be to
send the fellows who remained at
home this time.
Mrs. Heniger, who visited here last
winter with her sister, Mrs. Jim Rob-
ison, is reported to be dangerously
ill with typhoid fever at the home of
her parents in Drumright.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Robison and
children and Mrs. Burton Robison
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Via on
Clarence Wiseman has sold his
farm to an eastener for $75 per acre.
Harry G. Lindsay was here from
Norman one day last week and sold
one of his farms on Lindsay Ridge.
We are glad to note that Grandpa
Deskin is able to be up and about
Thomas Corner was a visitor at the
Stein farm, Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wails, who are
visiting in Norman from Morris,
Okla., visited relatives in this vicin-
ity last week.
Messds. Easton and Campbell con-
tinue to make that good sorghum at
their mill at the Easton home
Mrs. Ben Haswell, who has been
very ill at the home of her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Via, is improving.
Mrs. C. B. Dye and daughter, Miss
Esther, and Master Bailey were din-
ner guests of Mrs. Clarence Dye on
Becoming the most popular
washer in America.
A new process to suction
makes washing easily and
The only washer on the
market using four processes at
one time, and—
Only weighs 28 pounds.
Whether you need a washer
or not, come and sec this Won-
der Washer. It will take the
dirt out of clothes in less than
No noises, slop or loss of
Nolan & Martin
Implements and Hardware
Chevrolet Cars and
MULDROW & KIDD
WE HAVE FOR SALE
Good Buys in Norman City Property
Good buys in Farm Lands.
We have cheap money to loan on well improved farms.
LET US INSURE YOUR PROPERTY
L. C. GILES
Office—First National Bank Building
Giles-Weir Investment Company
FARM LANDS AND CITY PROPERTY
Call and see us, we have some good properties listed worth
the money. See us if you desire a loan on farm propertv
If you have property for sale list it with us
Most all soda Mountain serve that wholesome
ASK FOR IT.
It will be delivered from our factory to your hume
in any quantity—in cans or in 1-quart or 2-quart bricks,
nicely packed ready to serve.
That delicious Colonial crushed fruit salad
made of preserved cherries, strawberries,
and figs in crystal sugar syrup, will be
frozen into this good cream if you desire.
White Mountain Ice
J. R. NEWKUMET
Fall Suits for Men
and Young Men
Your impression is, of
course, that clothing is
But have you seen the
clothing we have on dis-
These suits were made especially
for us by the International Tailoring
Company before the recent advance
of wool, and were ordered after a
careful study of the wants of Nor-
man business men and students.
So you can find here Just what you
They are all-wool, finely tailored
in the most approved styles.
It's to your advantage to come
here—but we invite comparison.
Range of Prices
$34 to $45
E. B. KIMBERLIN
Furnishings for the Men and Young Men.
125 East Main Phone 155
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