The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 217, Ed. 1 Sunday, December 14, 1919 Page: 1 of 8
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NORMAN, DKLAHOMA. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1919.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Fliiih EN i HIES SENT TO
Poultry Men to Boost Cleveland
LOCAL 5IICW SUCCESSFUL
Only four persons transfered poul-
try <. xli.i .:eel at the Cleveland Coun-
ty Poultry show, to the Oklahom
State 1'ou.try .-how, held at Blackwell
Dec. 1 i o 16 inclusive, according tc
W. Ai. i.angford, president of th(
Cleveland County Poultry Breeder'
a-soda . .'aturday.
The Boys' and Girls' association i:
repro rnt. 1 ai the state show by Car
Bartholomew, son of B. F. Barthole
mew, -ui i: intendent of the Clevelam
County I'oultry show. One white leg
horn el.en was sent by Carl, sai.
Another pen consisting of six
chickens was sent by C. H. Frank
Other chickens were entered by
\V. M. Langford and B. F. Barthole-
wmc, aid Mr. W. F. Gibbs, secretary
of the Cleveland County Association.
"The show given in Norman by
Cleveland County poultry fans was a
decided success, considering the dis-
agreeable weather," said W. M. Lang-
ford, president of the association, in
response to inquiries. December is a
bai1 nn, , .o nave it," he ,mu u >.
cause oi the uncertainty of the weath-
er, but no other time could be found."
"If the exhibit were held earlier in
' — f" ens would not be in as
fine condition as they arc in Decem-
un. .iUuuary would be too late as
the Mate -how is always held in De-
cember," he said.
"As this was the first poultry show-
men for some time little interest was
manifested by the people," Mr. Lang-
ford said. "Next year more publicity
•vill be given the association and an
•arly li t of 300 or 400 chickens is
WILL THE WORLD COME TO
AN LND ON DEC. 17? DOCTOR
GOSSARD SAYS IT WILL NOT
PROFESSOR KOBE WINS
ECONOMIC ESSAY PRIZE
T. Bruce Kobb, assistant professor
>f economics in the university, has
won the second prize of $500 in the
tteenth economic essay prize of the
Hart Schaffner & Marx company, of
Jhicago. Professor Rob wrote his
issay on the "Guarantee of Bank De-
posits," while working for the de-
jrec of philosophy at Yale.
VISIT O. C. WATER PLANT
Twenty university engineering
students, accompanied by l'rof. R. C.
Terrell and Prof. John F. Brookes
made an inspection trip to Oklahoma
City Friday afternoon, visiting the
city engineer's office. Following this
visit they went out to stop 17 on the
Oklahoma City-El Reno intcrurban
line, walked two miles to the new
Amerston type damn that supplies
Oklahoma City's water supply. Two
hours were spent inspecting the damn
I and equipment of the water works.
PATRICIA HAS A SECRET NOW
BUT WE'LL ALL KNOW IT SOON
Smiles, rets, holly, mistletoe, Kay and
festive shop-windows—it all means that Christ-
mas is omy ten days away—just think of it.
only* ten <!.: • md I still have a lot of shop-
ping to do Neither weather nor strikes nor
planets can keep it down—the Lhr/stm. s nt-
mosplfere is here.
Mother si*'! to me only Saturday,"Patricia,
Christmas has as its slogan this year, "the
practical jjift,' and we must all remember this
when purchasing our presents."
And i erau.t: >:' this the problem >A what
to gi\e is just twice as easy—don't you think
Mother and grandmother both coinm:ssi<nv
id me to got an electric gift for each other. 1
four 1 j.i.it what I wanted to Hehfct for them
nt Cralle'®. 1 heir electric percolators and toas-
ters are the latest model—so 1 purchased a
toasi - f i "y f'.r grandmother'* gift to moth-
« r. (grandmother was well pleased because
she has so often fussed at mother for leaving
the table at breakfast time—staying out in the
kltfchen making toast and now she can ait at
the table with us and do her toasting while
she e|M, *ith the rest of the family.
Gramipjfrther 1; s complained qtdte a bit
late during the cold weather about her cold
feet—eren when the house seemed nice and
warm' to me. So just as soon as Mrs, Klor-
nee Cralle showed me one of their little
electric warming stoves—the ones that work
just like an electric light—I knew that moth-
er's gilt for her mother had been so'ved.
Then grandmother wants to give tie9 to
all of the boys in the family tht6 yeai^-so as
not to. be partial. Cliff Turner, clothier, has
such attractive patterns, both in knitted and
silk Cffevats. Most <>f the ties are safe to give
anyone because colors are not "loud" but still
bright tnouyh to please the gayest taste. I
always dread tie buying 'cause so often the
« ne to whom they are given is not satisfied—
but Ti;..... o kind and accommodating
and has such good taste himself. All you
have to do is to tell him about the person
for whom you are buying, their age, color
of hair and complexion and he knows at
once, just what will suit them best.
Grandmother also has a verythoughtful little
habit of remembering almost every friend with
a Christmr.s card with a Red Cross Seal on h.
I walked across the street from Mr. Turner's
to Smith's Book store to^ select cards for her
and they had such dainty, attactive little
booklets that I resolved to follow her example
anH remember everybody too. So I finally
purchased a number of cards, booklets and oth-
or greet it'-1, i and was just preparing to leave
the store lien 1 V appened to glance down at
some of thr c*z'.ry in E. fJ. Sherman's hIkh*
And whi1 'o you suppose I saw-wVv the
daintiest 'u«'.e vanity ease you ever dreamed
of. And - t c 1 ha t been wondering what i
was goir. v : ■> give my best girl chum and 1
remembeiy*.! that only last night she *a d
that she -..id o t hers.
Wile 1 was waiting for Mr. Sherman lo
vrrap up my purchase I looked across the
room an l the- my mouth watered for there
wer? ?ome •unite's chocolates. 1 just
rouldn't resist buying some to carry with me.
If Bob really wants to get me something that
HI appreciate—he can get me a box of Sew-
ard's sekv-tel rhocolatcs—I'd almost be *nt
isfied with sneh a present alone.
Nolan and Ma tin have a regular toy *hop
the kiddies can't fee cheated out of their
birthright if a few of their mechanical toys
are included in their stockings Christmas morn-
ing. A fcrris wheel or automatic railway—
why Mr. Tony is so jolly and good nature-!—
he's always willing to show you everything,
even if he knows that you are not really think-
ing of buying just then.
Dad met me just then and we went to lunch
together at Seawright's and then down to
Meyer & Meyer's fjrniture house to inspect
Hank Meyer's Pathes. Dad had just about
decided to make the nouse a present of one
of Henry's Pathes and after we had listened
to the wonderful music for a few minutes Dad
decided to buy then and there so he could
know that he had purchased a really suitable
gift for all of us. Father said, as we left the
conservatory, "Now there'll be no excuse for
us spending the holidays in Oklahoma at con-
certs. W ccan stay at home and have a little
concert all by ourselves and vy real artists—
and what I like about it personally is that if
don't like one artist we can just put another
one on the machine just so easy like."
We also went to Kimberlin's and looked at
boy's suits. Dad is going to get both of
my little brothers suits. And I told him that
while hi was there we might just as well fret
them some gloves and stockings—mother has
been complaining lately about the awful lot
of darning she has had to do—but now that
football season is over I think that the boys
will not be so hard on their hose.
Then while 1 was with Dad lie decided to
go over to Berry's and purchase that lovely
set of white fox I was looking at recently for
Flossie. She wants them so much and 1 know
that she will be as proud as a little peacock
Christnas morning when she sees what Santa
has left her.
After that we walked up to McCalls to see
those men's dress suit cases and while Charley
DeVorss was talking with Dad I stepped over
to the other side of the store for a look at
their new "Adair" blouses—the new ones
they have just received for their Christmas
trade. Hiey have the elbow length sleeves
and are of creamy net and flesh Georgette
combined with filet and chenille. "Vogue"
carried a two page add on them iast month
and they are quite as attractive as the pictures.
The last thing on my memoranda was to
stop in at the Farmers National to see
about savings accounts. Aunt Lucy wrote
me to find out as she is planning to start all
the neices and nephews wi account as her
present. Mr. Ralph Downing said that they
toi k care of such accounts at four per cent
and were glad to help encourage youthful
Just as I came out of the bank whom should
I meet but Bob'a father. It surely was a
surprise and he told me he was going to tell
me a secret if I wouldn't by any possiblity
let Bob know about it. He was down from
<he city purchasing kome residence lots from
Me Daniel and Matthews as a present to Bob.
"I hope you will like the location, he said—
and then he made fun of me for blushing—
but you know it if>n't announced yet and I
haven't cxactly got used to the idea.
I finally got home with my arms full 3rd
running over with packages. I was so
thankful to grt in a warm room. You know
I think half the joy of cold weather is the
>reciation it gives of cheerful fires and a cup
The world is not coming to an end
on Dec. 17, nor will ibe trroui • '" of
the planets Jupiter, Neptune, Venus,
Saturn. Mars ami Mc. i.y la ...e
heavens, and the approach of the
earth towards that conclave mean any
notable change in our atmospheric
The idea that the world will end
and be frozen up is surepstition born
of ignorance and folly.
This was the opinion expressed
Friday by Dr. H. C. Gossard, assist-
ant professor of mathematics, and in
charge of astronomy course at the
University of Oklahoma. Dr. Gos-
sard studied astronomy in John Hop-
kins university, and later taught at
Annapolis where astronomy occupied
a prominent place in mathematics
Planets Grouped Together
At present Jupiter, Neptune, Sa-
turn, Venus, Mars and Mercury are
on the same side of the sun and are
almost 011 the same line with it. The
earth is on the same side with this
group of planets and is almost on a
line with Saturn and the sun. Dec.
17, the earth will make its nearest ap-
proach to this conclave.
A similar condition occured in the
early part of the year, and the earth
escaped without disturbance.
A periodic grouping of planets des-
troys the theory of the earth's des-
truction Dec. 17, for this same condi-
tion arises once every thousand years.
Lagrange and LePlace, French
scientists, discovered a hundred years
ago that the mutual attractions of
planets can never change the solar
system or the elements of the orbit of
any of the plane's to an extent which
could alter its physical condition.
No Disturbance Due
Weather disturbances can not re-
sult from the assembly of the planets
because of the thin crust of atmos-
phere relative to the rcrt of t' c uni-
The mass of the planets now group
ed is not 1-130 part of the mass of
The distance of the planet from
the sun 011 December, 17 will be:
Neptune 2,790,000,000 miles: Saturn
192,000,000 miles; Venus 67,000,000
miles; Mercury 36,000,000 miles, and
Mars 141,000,000 miles.
Saturn Will Feature
The specific gravity of Saturn is
very low, and will lessen the attrac-
tion between the members of the
■> The fact that a meteor was said to
have done con klerable damage in the
cast recently caused many to believe
the present condition that the world
would end. Meteoric disturbances,!
however result from peculiar causes |
which bear no relation to this per-
iodic movement of the planets.
Two girls withdrew front the uni-
versity Friday because of the pre-1
dieted world's end. authorities said, j
Periods for the practice of class
teams have been set aside and are
as follows: Monday of each week
from 4 to 5, freshmen and pharmics;
troin 3 lo (i 011 the same day, sopho-
mores and engineers; 011 Wednesday
from 4 to 5, seniors and medics, from
5 to 6 011 the same day, lawyers and
A REAL CHRISTMAS
FOOTBALL MEM ELECT
You are considering what to give
your wife or other loved ones as a
Christmas present. l Has it occurred
to you that in this era of high prices
a:ul cheap money the most practical
and worth while thing you could do
would be to provide for the comfort,
welfare and happiness of those you
love during those many Christmase*
you will not be with tiiem?
One of the greatest tokens of love
for those who love you would be a
policy of insurance upon your life,
liny such a policy now; it might mean
"Happy Christmas" many, many times
I hink, then act! Don't procras-
tinate! It's dangerous! Seo H. L.
Muldrow or W. J. Hess and let the
great Minnesota Mutual Life pro-
vide your Christmas message of love
from the shadow land.
More than $750,000.00 represented
by some 200 policy holders in Nor-
man alone. Are you one of them? If
not, why not? Fix it with Muldrow or
Hess, then it's up to your doctor.
You don't know whether you can
get insurance or not until you try.
Many cannot; you may be one of
Abbott's 1919 Letter Men Will Ham
Trail Pictures Taken at
BANQUET FOR ALL PLAYERS
The 1919 football letter men oi
Norman high will meet at Orenbann'r.
Studio Monday for a Trail picture
The man to lead the 1920 football
squad will he elected at this meeting
A big football banque is being
planned, after the Christman holidays,,
for all football men including ih
boys who worked hard all seaso*
though they did not make their let-
ter. It is hoped that Captain John
son. who is now at Hot Springs. Ark.,
taking treatment for rheumatism win
be back in time to attend the ban-
lhe sweaters have not arrived, b«s
they are expected soon and will br
given out at the banquet to the boy*
who won the coveted "N" this -eason.
them. It costs nothing to find oof
and to find out might prolong yoiw
I See Muldrow or Hess-. Become ow
'of the great family of Minnesota Lifr
J policy holders in Norman ami
I throughout Oklahoma—more tha
! 2000 of them.
| Christmas is coming, is almost here
—order the worthwhile present to
day; have it for Christmas.
II. L. MULDROW,
(216-9) State Manage*
ALL CAN SEE SOONER INTERCLASS BASKETBALL
BASKETBALL GAMES NOW STARTS AT UNIVERSITY
No more will there be a cause for
complaint that only a few persons
can see a basketball game at the uni-
versity for the day of games in the
old gymnasium is over.
A white maple floor 100 by 180 feet
is now being put in the university
armory. This floor will be com-
pleted during the Christmas holidays,
Edgar Meacham, assistant ath.etic
coach, announced Saturday.
The complete basketball schedule
has not been decided upon yet, but
will be arranged at the meeting of
the athletic council Monday after-
1 lnterclass basketball at the univer-,
sity will start as soon as the Christ-
mas holidays are over, said Coach R.
G. Soutar Saturday. Two games will
be played each week on Tuesday and
Thursday nights at 5 o'clock Eight
different classes will compete for the
championship, namely, freshmen,
sophomore, Junior, senior, laws,
medics, pharmics and engineers. J
Each school will play three or four
different games, the number to be
decided upon this week when the
schedule will be drawn up.
Standing of teams will be figured
on the percent basis.
i'he choicest chocolates we could find,
dainty boxed for gift giving.
Oindied Fruits, Chocolate covered
nnt1- and creams a: ranged in tasty assort-
Place your order'- here now for the
chocolates yon will want. We will lay
them away subject to your order. Don't
v ait until Christmas—do this now, and
Reed & Foster
179 East Main Phone 13
To make your Christmas day com-
plete, there must be music. The
Pathe brings the music of the great-
est cathedrals—the full tremulous
notes of the pipe organ; the lively
music of the bands and orchestras;
the songs and character sketches of
the most famous artists.
\ isit our Pathe conservatory, hear
your favorite selections, see the differ-
ent finished cabinets and make your
selections that you may be assured of
real music—Pathe music—on Christ-
Better Furniture for Norman Homes
Meyer & Meyer
220 East Main
Look! Look! Look!
Lower Rates on Electrical Work
Call 158 and leave your order.
For House Wiring, Repair Work,
Good Service and Work Guaranteed.
Can save you money.
Biackert S BiySer
The Best Gift in
Best, because of all the gifts re-
ceived, the Gift of a Bank Account, no
matter how small, will stand out as
the most appropriate. It is the first
step toward saving, thrift.
Christmas is the time of well wish-
ing, and what can be a better wish
than that the comfort and pleasure
which travels hand in hand with a
Try this plan for Christmas, then
you will know from experience what a
happy day it can be.
The Farmers National Bank
The Bank of Personal Service
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