The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 142, Ed. 1 Tuesday, September 16, 1919 Page: 3 of 8
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THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT. NORMAN. OKLAHOMA
THE NAUGHTY MOVIES BALANCE OF POWER
As most towns have their moving
picture shows, there is logic in the
. conjecture that any movie problem
is the problem of this town also. If
the class of exhibits dispensed in any
locality calls down public condemna-
tion in any town, it is fair to assume
y that pliant minded citizens in other
towns are being perverted by the
same brand of naughty entertain-
We need not wait, therefore, until
a crusade starts in our midst. We
may, for aught we know, be tasting
poison unawares. No doubt in many
places there is indignation among
the supremely righteous at the reels
which present grand larceny, mur-
der and sudden death among their
multicolored programs. In many
places the inhabitants are forbidden
to see these things, for fear that the
instinct of imitation should lead them
to murder and to rob.
Unfortunately, those who are thus
shielded from contamination may
draw the inference that the only
things they must not do are the
things they never see. Whatever
they are not forbidden by public or-
dinance to witness, they may freely
imitate. And heaven knows that no
code of ordinance can hide all evil
from their eyes.
The principle which relies abso-
lutely on censorship is a bad one.
It relieves the individual of respon-
sibility. He feels that is legislation
can not make him good by clock-
work, then it is not his fault if he is
bad. Legislation, if we trust the
inferences, has undertaken to keep
him pure—by clockwork; has guar-
anteed him a kind of clockwork vir-
tue. What will become of him when
the wheels of restrictive legislation
cease turning—when the sumptuary
clock runs down?
Prohibition seemed unavoidable.
We apparently had decided not to
stay sober and to keep control of a
certain appetite. That particular ap-
petite, therefore, ,is controlled for us
by machinery. But if we depend ab-
solutely upon machinery, and refuse
to rely upon our strength of will,
our sense of morality, our self re-
spect, then these uplifting forces
will be atrophied by disuse, and die.
There is murder in Hamlet, in
Macbeth, in the books of Genesis
and Exodus—in nearly every one of
the narative books of the Bible. The
A k portrayal of these happenings need
not be more harmful on the screen
than in the pulpit.
The trouble about England's six
votes to America's one really started
in the British colonies. The English
do not worry much about represen-
tation in the League council. They
care very little, when the truth is
told, about the league at all.
It was a South African who made
the stipulation. The British colonies
are not suspicious of America so
much as they are of England. They
do not mean to be bound by Eng-
land's rote any more than they do
America's. They want votes of
their own. It is even possible that
they will be found voting with Amer-
ica instead of with England at the
England is in a fair way to be-
come Bolsheviki. And in the col-
onies they have no intention of be-
ing bound by a Bolshevik vote.
Rev. John A. Chapin, archdeacon
of Oklahoma, is staying with Rev.
Mr. Griffith, at King Hall. It is ex-
pected he will preach at St. John's
church during Mr. Griffith's absence
at the general convention in Detroit
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Vincent left
Tuesday morning for Mineral Wells,
Texas, where they will spend several
weeks, hoping Mr. Vincent's health
will be benefitted. He does not seem
to regain his health and strength as
rapidly as could be wished.
O. K. Transfer Co.
Office Phone 225
Residence Phone 505
It was not altogether unnatural
that the members of the American
Legion should have seemed disposed
to neglect universal military training
as part of their program and pur-
The most recent recollections of
army men will hardly nourish in them
an abiding affection for army life.
Their vivid retrospects will not be
pleasant ones. They will feel like
men who have lately recovered from
a lingering disease.
And it is not so much the thouht
of dangers faced and hardships en-
dured that paints a sombre color on
the picture. It is the deadly monotony
of the daily routine, and the more
trivial grievances, such as unpalat-
able meals, ill-cooked food, bad
sleeping quarters, and the like.
And one thing even worse. The
misery of being everlastingly
"bossed," without the divinely sweet
alleviation of being tble tb "jaw
back," which every laborer enjoys,
who does not mind being fired—and
few of us do. Most of the army
men were, necessarily, privates or
non-coms; and a man who has gone
through continuous hectoring—very
often from junior officers whose
mental equipment was, all things
included, inferior to his own, has
little enthusiasm for making military
Now that the flag-waving and the
band-playing is over, we are getting
cold facts, instead of sentiment and
hysteria; and we know that condi-
tions in the army were bad. Our pri-
vate soldiers do not whine, but when
we ask them for the plain truth we
get it. The food was often unhealthy
even in training camps. Hospital fa-
cilities were, in many c?ses, far from
adequate. Many officeVs were only
half-trained, and, like most incom-
petent men in authority, inclined to
substitute petty tyrany for the leader-
ship which real efficiency guaran-
So the members of the Legion do
not wax zealous over universal mili-
But they overlook a vital fact. All
the evils of which they complain were
caused by lack of that very prepar-
ation which they now discountenance.
If we had been ready, officers would
have been fully trained, rations would
have been efficiently handled and dis-
tributed, hospital facilities would
have been ample. Considering our
unreadiness, we did remarkably well—
though badly. It is surprising that
our officers learned as much as they
did—in the time allotted.
If we get ready for war, we are not
likely to have one. If the members
of the Legion wish to keep out of
khaki, let them indorse military pre-
Married: Judge J. W. Linton of-
ficiated at the marriage of Mr. F. C.
Pape, 21, and Miss Madge Conner,
20, both of Oklahoma City, on Mon-
day afternoon at the court house.
The young couple were, accompanied
by a number of Oklahoma City
friends who showered them with good
wishes. The Judge says they made a
nice looking couple.
10,000 pounds Peach
Pitts. Will pay 2c
per pound in trade
or \y2c per pound
U. S. TUBBS
Try This on
If your are afflicted with
any form of dry eczema or
pimples, use the soothing,
healing ointment, Dry Zen-
sal. For the watery erup-
tions, Moist Zensal is the
only sure treatment. 75c a
Reed & Foster
Mayfield's Drug Store
PRICE DYE WORKS
We call for and deliver.
We serve you right.
We serve you well.
PRICE DYE WORKS
518 S. Webster
I Buick Six—D45—5 tires,
Bumper, in good shape. Look
this over, take a ride in it.
1 Davis, Big Six, 5 Cord Tires,
runs like new.
3 Dodge Bros. Cars, all in
1 Maxwell, run less than 3000
miles, looks like new, $450.
I Seneca Car.
1 Ford, repainted and over-
1 Overland 90, run 30 davs.
We can recommend any of the
above to the most fastidious.
L. C. GILES
W. C. WEIR
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 property
If you have property for sale list it with us.
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
Repairs lor Stoves
Should Be Ordered
Personally investigate your heat-
ing stove, range or heating system
and if it needs repairs, buy them
NOW. At the present cost of all
fuels, this is practical economy.
Minteer Hardware Company
Corner Main and Peters
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
in furnishing the
In this day of II. C. L. it
behooves us all to econo-
mize in every way possible.
In furnishing the student
room you will be able to
economize if you will buy
your furniture at this store.
230 W. Main Phone 423
Grocery Prices are
It has always been our
practice to give our customers
the advantage of our business
sagacity whereby we buy in
large quantities and conse-
quently can give you advan-
tage of the saving.
Large Size Crisco $1.85
Six-Room Bungalow, close in.
Eight-Room—100x140 foot lot; barn.
One-half way from University to
Immediate possession at the right
McDaniel and MattheWs
Medium Size Crisco
One dozen cans corn . . .
One dozen cans peas. .. .
Too busy to write more.
U. S. TUBBS
The large packer represents
the most direct route possible
from farmer to retailer.
Large volume of business
makes this possible. The public
should be glad that there are
large packers for this reason if
for no other.
We buy live stock in the
stockyards in the West.
We put them through pack-
We ship in clean refrigerator
We sell through 400 branch
houses located in all large con-
All done at a minimum of ex-
pense and a fraction of a cent
per pound profit from all sources.
And it's only because we are
big that we can give this service.
Let us send you a Swift "Dollar."
It will interest you.
Address Swift & Company,
Union Stock Yards, Chicago, 111.
Swift & Company, U. S. A.
To Stock Rdiser
' WHAT BECOMES OF 1
THE AVERAGE DOLLAR
^SWIFT & COMPANY^
from the sale of meat
and by products
ss cents is paid for the
12.96 cents for labor
expenses ano freight
2.04 cents remains
wi t v
SWIFT L COMPMft
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The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 142, Ed. 1 Tuesday, September 16, 1919, newspaper, September 16, 1919; Norman, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc114150/m1/3/: accessed September 20, 2020), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.