The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 148, Ed. 1 Tuesday, September 23, 1919 Page: 5 of 8
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["HE DAILY TRANSCRIPT. NORMAN. OKLAHOMA
Community With Such a Reputa-
tion Suffers as From a
By MILDRED WHITE.
WHO WILL SUCCEED
JOE B THOMPSON?
SELLS 100 BY NOON
Must Sell 400 More; Special Rates to
Faculty Members and Norman
RESTS WITH THE CITIZENS
People Can Create and Maintain Pros-
perity If They Will Keep Their
Money at Home in Cir-
Now that Congressman Joe B.
Thompson's funeral has been held
The man In the business suit an; (he qucstion of who wiU be his sue-.
Into the brilliantly lighted room, and . . . . !
4 . . . , ... « 'cessor is agitating the politicians
stood staring nervously about, rar ., , , t\ 1
back In a screenod corner he espied i considerably, and the clans are ga i-|
Abbie Ann. and the perplexed frown lering to the support of this or that j
faded from his face. 'candidate. It looks as if there were) —
"Where Is everybody?" he asked In | he so many candidates that almost j dent and faculty member was ask
a friendly tone. _ j anyone can get the nomination in' ing that question early Tuesday morn „ ~
ther party. Mn8- As they neared the campus they ly pushed by friends and admirers
On the democratic side Capt. Ross farther explanations painted jail over the state <or the Position on
Lillard, ex-State Treasurer VV. L.
it mean? Every stu-
WHY PAY RENT j Dean and Mrs. Julien Monnet and
' Misses Louise and Lillian Orton,
Norman Real Estate is a safe in-1 were called to Princeton, Mo., Sat-
vestmcut. THE LOCAL BUILD-1 urday, by the death of Mrs. Mon-
ING & LOAN Association, of Okla-'net's brother, and the father of the
homa City, Okla., CAPITAL $1,000,- the Misses Orton, who are attend-
000.00, has plenty of money to loan j jng the university and making their
at $14.30 per thousand monthly pay- home with Dean and Mrs. Monnet.
ments. No red tape or delays, quick
service.—MULDROW & KIDD, j
Agents. Real Estate, Loans & In-1 The Linger Longer club will meet
surance. Phone 50. 148-6! Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. R. C.
i Berry, 506 North Porter. A full at-
Ahbie Ann sighed rellevedly. I either party,
at last was some one to whom she
might speak without a shiver of awe.
Abbie Ann was vastly proud of her
gifted family, their achievement was
her joy, but she wns weary of the ever
I "Dorler?" the one presented would
<Copyright. 1917, Western Newspaper Union > | murmur. "Can it be possible that you
"Stay away from that town. It's a are related to Eloise Dorler the art-
dead one." | 1st?" Or perhaps It would be—"Jo-
no you want that to be said of sephine Dorier the musician?"
your town? Of course you don't, for: When Abbie replied that she was a
Judge R. McMillan is being strong-
tendance is desired.
Alexander, Postmaster Claude Weav-
er, Attorney J. S. Ross and several
other Oklahoma City men are get-
ting ready to announce. Besides
on the side walks. It was the start- the supreme bench made vacant by
ing gun of the Student Enterprise the rcsigngation of Justice J. 1-
ticket sale campaign. 1 Sharp. The Cleveland county bar as-
More than 100 had been sold up sociation has unanimously endorsed
until noon today according to Pres-™d he has many endorsements
...,s , — | C I ff,,-. from other counties. His chief coin-
these many from other counties m .dent Otto Brewer. Special_ effort is I ^ ^ arc c
I the district are being mentioned, not- being put forth among the coeds • Wlrcws of pau|s VaHev and
ably Judge Swank, ex-Judge R. Mc- by members of the sale committee, ' . ^ M B of Chickasha.
Millan and 1L L.* Muldrow from, and also among the faculty members j Rohcrtson ,,as the appointing
Every business no
your town? Of course you don't, fori When Abbie replied that sne was a Millan and 11. t-.' MUiarow irut |anu aiso among mc
you wish, as a matter of local pride, If sister the fact never failed to draw aeveian(j county, Henry Carr and and Norman townspeople. In the
for no other reason, to have your, on astonished glance in her direction. , ^el)ator \\ r, Wallace from Garvin past faculty members and Norman
i J i_, .i . .. .... _ .« .... it iUI. I ii.An.1ncAi1 tirlctfllllV Whnt I ' . . l . 1
town stand high in the estimation of Abbie Ann wondered wistfully what cQunt; genator gen Franklin from
the world. But are you sure that you n real' home might be—with a com- , « from the nQrth-
are doing everything in your power j fortably contented family gathered —
to place your town in the position all at one time about the table. Her ern counties.
which you wish to occupy? That Is the | sisters were so seldom together. Abbie ()n the republican side John Emb-
questlon that every person should ask! Ann had not even the consolation of ^ ex-Mayor Ed Overholser, Judge
himself or herself at frequent inter- home making; a housekeeper attended g jor(j an(j other Oklahoma City
vais. j to that. So she spent m"^ of ler besides Senator ; cost the owners of tickets just six-
wh^Tea^Sgw3iflyU John Golobie of Guthrie and numer-1 teen and two-thirds cents while ad-
fairiy easy to make a good living for crlcumstances-of the good she might ,rous other, from the other counties. , m.ss.on to each event to those who
mhnre if nnnnrhmltv jt jg saj(j republicans are going do not hold tickets will amount to
citizens must pay six dollars for tick-
ets, but this fall tickets for all thirty
university events may be purchased i
for five dollars.
The sixteeen and two-thirds means |
that each of the thirty events wif
ny eusy iu iiiuue a guuu living lur ~
the wife and kiddies, it is so easy for accomplish for others, if opportunity
a man to forget that these things do, were hers; there seemed to be little
not come to a town as a matter of tfcat s*ie could do for e\en *r-
'course, but are the result of the j self.
right kind of effort on the part of the i Her faee brightened as e m
citizens of the community. It Is so posing man entered the ) g, i 1 set e
easy for a man to grow careless and room; she had been tongue-tied before
think that because this condition ex- the Irreproachable evening dress or
Isted it will continue to exist without
any effort on his part or that of the
other residents of the community.
That is why it is Important for every
one to stop and think seriously once
In a while about what it would mean
•to him if the prosperity that makes
life worth living for him should take
wings and fly away.
Nobody Loves a Dead Town.
Nobody likes to live in a dead town.
No one even likes to visit a dead town.
Thai is \uiy you sometimes hear that
warning, "Stay away from that town.
It's a dead one." The town which has,
the reputation of being a dead one suf-
fers as if from a pestilence. Busi-
ness men seeking new locations will
have none of It. The live traveling
salesman, even, will give it a wide
berth. Those who live in it will get
away if they can.
ues are high and stabl
demand and wagt^ are good, the
streets are well lighted, the residents
and their property are protected from 1
robbery and tire and good schools are
maintained for the education of the
children. When a town is dead, there
is little money in circulation, store
buildings stand empty with "For Sale" i
sign hanging on the front door, there
1s little employment for the laboring |
man, the streets are dark, the schools
What sort of town do you want to
live in? There is only one answer to
that question. You want to live in the
live town and enjoy all the good things
that come to the residents of such a
Answer Easily Found.
The only question then is as to how
these prosperous conditions can be
created or maintained and It is the
easiest tiling in the world to find the
answer to that question.
If the people of ,a community will j
keep their money at home and keep it
In circulation among themselves, they i
need have no fear of ever being com-
pelled to live in a dead town. If the
people will patronize tlielr own busi- j
uess men Instead of sending their dol-
lars to the mail order houses, the 1
prosperity of the community will take
care of itself.
The local stores, to a very large ex-
tent, make every town. The taxes
paid by the business men of the com-
munity are the principal support of
the schools and public institutions. It
Is the taxes paid by the storekeepers,
to a large extent, that make possible
the public improvements, the fire pro-
tection, the*street lighting and the
many other things whie^ make a town
worth living in. The mail order house
does not pay any taxes In the town |
from which it gets its money. It does
not help to support the schools or
the churches. It does not help light
the streets or maintain the fire de-
partment. It is the aim of the mail
order houses to drive small town mer-
chants out of business, so that the
people will be compelled to send to
the cities for their merchandise and
they are spending thousands of dol-
lars every month to accomplish this
purpose. If they should succeed, who
would pay the taxes that are now
paid by the local merchants? It's a
certainty that the mail order house
would not pay them.
Issue Is Clear Cut.
Every dollar spent at home helps
to make the town a live one.
Every dollar sent away from home
to the mall order house helps to make
the town a dead one.
The Issue Is a clear-cut one and Is
squarely up to every resident of the
community, whether a resident of the
town itself or of the country surround-
.tog it. The man who does not care
whether he lives in a live or a dead
town, if there is such a man, need
waste no thought on the subject, but
the man who wants to live in a live
town cannot get away from it. It is
up to him to make his town a live one
pr a dead one.
to make one of the most strenuous j from possibly fifty cents for some of [
lights they have ever made to elect j the basket ball games to a dollar or i
their candidate. 1 two dollars and a half for the lead- |
The proclamation of Gov. Robert- ; ing fine arts numbers and the princi- j
-on calling the primary is expected j ])al football games. ,
in a few days and the fight will be | \(embers of the sale committee in- ,
'on" in all its glory. i elude Dutch Brewer, Paul Johnson,
| Rutherford Brett, Tom Bennett, Phil
iTnn rsren Kramer, Francis Prosser, 1-tsher
MlNAlUn nttU | Muldrow, Charley Stevens and Earl
I ' BITTER IN CRITICISM
| Rev. R. L. Owenby, formerly pas- j
\ Senator Reed of Missouri, although j tor 0f the M. E. Church, South, in
• !a democrat, out-Herods Herod in his ; tj,is city, now presiding elder of the |
Uibie Ann shook her head. criticism of President Wilson's posi- Chickasha district conducted the fun-
ner^'° she confessed"""that I'd "rather 1 tion on the League of Nations, be-jera, services at the obsequies ot
not force them to ask me." ing even more bitter in his remarks Congressman Thompson at 1 auls ,
The man grinned; it was a eood-na- than any 0f the republican senators., Valley this afternoon. Reports from
tured grin. He drew forth a chair and ycster<jay jn the senate, be was es- thc Valley state that there was an
pecially strenuous in his remarks, as immense crowd at the funeral which
given in the following dispatch; , was held on the lawn of the Thomp- .
Washington, Sept. 22.—Speaking ■ son home, after the body had laid in,
in the senate today agaius tthe league ! statc in the court house for several I
of nations, Senator Reed, democrat of hours and been viewed by thousands. I
Missouri, declared that while Wash-
ington fought to establish this na-
"Xot," he began . tion's sovereign state to control its
"Yes," she said. "I am related to uon . „w..,,rnw Wilson
Eloise and Josephine, I'm their sister, own aftairs, -.ntatives of
and 1 neither paint nor play—" counsels with the repr .
It was the man's turn to interrupt. kings to transfer the sovereignty
ained to a league which
the socially prominent. This man,
smilingly ill at ease, seemed some way
or other to be in her own predica-
"You are a guest, are you not?" he
Abbie Ann blushed at his apprais-
ing glance toward her simple white
frock, and nodded.
"You don't care to dance?" He re-
garded her curiously.
Abide Ann shook her bead
seated himself at her side.
"My name is Perkins,
Abbie Ann bowed. Instinctively she
liked tliis big, plain man with the hu-
The Four-Barbed hog wire
—painted — the wire the
the United States govern-
ment bought for entangle-
ment use in 1'ranee, resold
to jobbers unused. For the
hog fence this wire is the
best von fan get. C ome in
and let us supply you.
Our Motto is
Implements and Hardware
Chevrolet Cars and
In our repair department
we have the best mechan-
that we could find and
the work we do in this
line is guaranteed. We look
after all the little details
which are so essential to car
owners and which is de-
manded of a first class ser-
vice garage—the kind we
No matter bow large or
small the job may be >ve
will be glad to do it for you
and will do it right.. Call
phone 27, and we will be
right on the job.
Motor Car Co.
117-119 West Main.
\ H J 11 lilt j LUU* # ^
When a town is live and prosperous, ^porler" she responded, and
cal business is good, red estate vul- (,x]i;ctantly nwn|ted hl8 question.
"Ail right," he said, "glad ro hear
It. Then I shan't be called upon to
listen while you perform, or compli-
ment a painting which I don't In the
For a moment of understanding sym-
pathy the two looked Into each other's
eyes and laughed.
"You mustn't think that I don't ap-
preciate my sisters," Abbie Ann has-
tened to add. "It's just because I'm
such a nonentity myself that I de-
spise comparison. The only reason
that people bear with me at all is
because I'm in the family.'
"Reflected glory!" laughed the man,
"and have you no special desire in
ycur own direction?"
"I'd love," she said, "to have lots
and lots of money to spend."
"Well," he thoughtfully reflected,
"the wise expenditure of money is an i
art in itself. Now, suppose," he leaned
toward her amusedly, "you were pos-
sessed of lots of money; how yould
you dispose of it?"
Abbie Ann spoke eagerly, shyness
and constraint forgotten.
"I'd build a home for poor convales-
cents," she said, "those you know who
must leave hospitals and have no i
money for further care. And I'd have j
a lilg country summer place for ailing ;
children of the poor, and—O !—there
are so many splendid tilings that one i
might do with money.
"Mr. Perkins!" laughingly called the
hostess. "Why did you not announce |
your presence? As a guest of honor
j your behavior is Inexcusable."
The big man arose.
"Apologies!" he said. "I came here j
direct from the station, my train be- j
ing delayed. I did not wish to break in j
on your frivolities."
Confusedly, Abbie Ann retired to
her corner. The proud hostess drew |
i forth the noted Josephine and Eloise
for presentation. Eloise sought her
"How in the world?" she asked, "did
you become acquainted with Tyron
Perkins, the multi-millionaire?"
Abbie Ann's eyes widened.
"You don't mean," she asked Incred-
ulously, "that this Mr. Perkins Is the
millionaire you and Josephine have
been so excited over meeting?"
Tyron Perkins himself was beckon-
ing her from the doorway.
"When they dance again," he said,
"let's talk things over."
Like a conspirator Abbie Ann
nodded back at him.
"I want to hear more concerning
your views on the art of spending
money," he explained.
"Just dreams!" she murmured re-
gretfully. But the big man smiled.
"Some dreams come true," he re-
Again she liked the humorous light
In his eyes. But as she stood looking
up at him, the humor changed to ten- |
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they will dominate."
"Dropping into common phraseol-
ogy," Reed continued, "when Ameri-
ca acquires the right to stick her
nose into the business' of thirty-one
alien states, she gives the right of ,
thirty-one alien states to stick theii
thirty-one noses into the business of |
America. The man who is willing to
give any nation or assemblage of na-
tions the right to mind the business
of the American people ought to dis-
' claim American citizenship and emi-
I iirate to the country he is willing to
! have mind America's business for
Judge W. L. Eagle ton will leave
this evening for the northwestern
portion of the state on some very im-
portant legal business.
■■ - • "
You just naturally think of
The shapes are in keeping
with the reputation Stetson hats
Dark Greens and blacks pre-
dominate, but we have other
colors, and all the many styles
Incidentally, we are the ex-
clusive Stetson store in Nor-
Come in and try them on.
E. B. Kimberlin
Furnishings for Men and Young
125 East Main Phone 155
For FatI We
Fresh looking and lovely, they are the sort that give
vou a sense of security when selecting. You feel certain
that whatever you may choose, the style and quality will
les. The materials are plush and
• coats are the latest approved sty
Prices rancre from $12.50 to 4>100.
The suits you will readily recognize as the ultra smartness of this
season's showing. Prices range from $45 to $90.
You will pronounce the dresses the climax of our entire display. Dainty
materials of tricotine, gaberdine and serge in a great variety of most charm-
ing stvles. Prices
from $19.50 to
The pleasure of seeing these new displays is we
;0me designs are shown for the first time this week.
208-210-212 East Main
11 worth a shopping trip.
Everything for Everybody
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