The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 226, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 24, 1919 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL. VII. NO. 226.
NORMAN, DKLAHOMA. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24, 1919
PRICE FIVE CENTS
OWENS AND BROOKS
MAKE GOOD TALKS
"Before a Chamber of Commerce
can "sell" a city to prospective pur-
are other towns that have practically
no natural resources but live, ener-
getic Chamber of Commerce that are
growing and prospering."
President Brooks followed Mr.
Owens, emphasizing the need of
"loft" industries in cities of this size.
r r "There are many industries em-
chasers of manufacturing plant sites ploying a comparatively small'num-
and other industries, its officers must uer of men or women that can prosp-
make a careful inventory of all of a er small cities. These plants do
city's resources—just as a successful not require a great amount of power
merchant must take careful inventory but can carry on their work with the j
of his goods, if the work of the dents they are not growing. There
Chamber of Commerce is to succeed' regular electric currcnt furnished in
said Jack F. Owens, Tuesday noon, ar>y c'ty f°r lighting purposes.
at the weekly luncheon of the newly "Another good point is that such
re-organized Norman Chamber of industries do not require foreign
Commerce. Mr. Owens is one of the capitol but can be started on money
officials of the Oklahoma Gas and furnished by a few local citizens. As
Electric company, Oklahoma City a ru'e some experienced man, often
and also chairman of the Oklahoma a superintendent in a large manu-
City Chamber of Commerce's indust- factoring plant of the same kind, can
rial committee. be secured to take up the new work
Thirty-six University City business UP° a promise of eventually pur-
and proffessional men attended the chasing interest in the concern,
luncheon. In the absence of the Efforts to bring in outside capitol
are often costly to the
cult to move.
city is difi-
Chamber's officials, Dr. Stratton D.
"We found, in making an inventory
of Oklahoma City's industrial re-
sources, that there were many points
to be taken into consideration that
ordinarily would not appear import-
ant. A majority of the prospective
manufacturers want to know first
about the educational facilities a city
has to offer the children of the men
he expects to employ. This is as it STARS
should be. In fact, I would not want The curtain of niglit, pinned up
a man to locate in my city who is with specks of gold, furnishes a field
not interested in the training of our of thought for astronomers who
i f.£e? .i t't IS °i / on Pr'nc'" study the heavens while others sleep,
pe at t ie United States can expect Stars in all ages, by people all over
to maintain he supremecy in the com- the world, have been looked upon
m?.TCe , ,wor.M. with admiration and deep study. The
Included in this report will be the North Star, the Evening Star and
rac e area served by that city and the Morning Star, in their brilliant
tne possibility of developing new canopy above, attract attention,
ra e, can goods be_ manufactured There is one Star more talked
an mar eted from this point cheap- about than all other stars combined,
er than they can be produced at some The vision of this star shines in the
r>Cr,P°lrVnd down here for hearts of all men throughout the
distribution? is an important point civilized world. The star is growing
'■wwn ■lde.ud- , u , brighter every day. The near ap-
What is the labor market? Are proach to Christmas times brings
there available a sufficient number of this magnetic star into bold relief,
unemployed men and women or men The whole world is thinking about
an dwomen who could be spared the time and place where this star
trom their present occupations a first appeared. The Wise Men of the
part or all of the year to engage in - East saw this star and were guided
■Vi; offeJed the new Plant? | to that sacred spot where the Savior
1 tie growth of a town depends on was born. The shepherds saw
the men in it. Show me a live town, all its beauty when it hung
a town that is growing and making Bethlehem.
money for its merchants—and I will An emblem of that star will a-v
show you a town that has a live, up-1 pear tonight on the wall east c' Ed-
to-date, hustling Chamber of Com-1 wards Park. This beautiful emblem
merce mere are towns in this state! is the gift of the Norman Electric
and others that have all of the nato- Light Plant, donated at th
ral advantages in the world, because 1 of
ofthe lack of co-operation of its resi-
V , . .
What Are YoV Doing
Come and gather around
tlie piano in the basement of
t h e F i r s t Presbyterian
church and help us hold an
old fashioned sing. All stran-
gers and ye who are away
from home come. The only
ticket of admission is a lone-
LfcTTEnS TO SANTA
GOAL OPERATORS ■
SHOW GIOVEN FOOT
Ti IK WINNERS
Firrt—Joy Ruth Caskey, 728
East Eufau a street.
Second—Earl Teel, E. Main
Third—Ernie Allison, 421 W.
These are the three Kiddie# whose considered unreasonable
letters «ere selected by the school ments as to hours of lal
of journalism at the university as tht
best eramples of "Letters to Santa
Clau^" received by The Daily Trans-
lu making their report, the judgi
the - - - •
A few weeks agfc the general pul -
i nc was up in arms because of what t
considered the outrageous ileinamb
I of the coal miners. Right .it the - tart
I these miners, by what the public
hike in wages, got the sentiment of
the whole country against them and
considerable sympathy was ft It tor
the coal operators.
, , , ■ - But that sympathy seems to have
| from the school of journalism sub- |)een misplaced, for operator^ ar •
""'ted the following extracts from MOw showing themselves just as dcf.
the three letters: | in the mire of profiteering as th. mil.
Joy Ruth Caskey— I \ ar Santa ers cver (larC(j |,r |, was definitely
( I an sc. I want you to visit the crip- understood
pit* and sic!; and orphants first and , these operato
>vt r the country
had agreed ti
| then of what is left I want a hair rib-i^rVsidenf s" nropos°ai that' a" c< 'i'.i„!.-
and a <,°11 and a sct of dishes.' sion shou,d be appointed to look mto
all matters concerning the coal m-
THE CIVIC COMMITTEE
TREAT TO niiiMAN PEOPLE
KIDDIES TOMORROW, IN FRISCO WRECK
Owing to a misunderstanding as to | 1' ilearned that several Norman
the date of the Rotarian treat to the I people were in the wreck on the Fri
kiddies, the moving picture entertain-
ment will be held at the Campus
theatre Christmas day (tomorrow |
Co on Saturday which resulted in kill
ing several of the passengers, but es
caped with little injury. Miss Lucilc
from 1 o'clock in the afternoon until Dora, on her way to Charleston, 111.,
10:30 at night. Every child in the city
is invited. Mr. Mclntire will take the
children from east part f town to the
theatre free of charge in his jitneys,
and in addition to the moving pic-
ture program, which will last an
hour and a half, each child will be
given a Christmas treat.
We won't talk shop this trip.
Nope nary a breath of Picture gossip. This is sirn-
ply to wish you the compliments of the .season.
I want you to know this isn't just simply a game of
Pictures and Profits with me. There's a world of other
satisfaction in knowing our friends are with us strong,
that we re getting on. For every friendly word spoken
for us is a boost toward the Big Goal. Lucre isn't every-
thing. LAURELS are worth something. Laurels and
loyalty—the loyalty of those with whom we're dealing
day after day.
You see. I'm just the plainest kind of plain folks
myself, and 1 like to deal with plain folks. They are my
kind. I feel perfectly at home with them. They feel at
home with me. In fact, we get along famouslv. You
may remember what a great man said :
"God Must Have Loved the Plain Folks. He Made So
Many of Them."
So, with Santa Claus a-peepin' around the corner
and everybody thinking of everybody else—and me
grinding away here in my shirt sleeves, smokin' a fra-
grant Fleur de Alfalfa that one of my exhibitor friends
just handed to me—well, I just kinda felt like passing
the good cheer along, in the hope that Christmas Day
may hold a thousand joyous thrills for you and all your
loved ones; that your missus and kids are joyously "hap-
py—that the festive Yuletide spirit may be there in your
midst with bells on.
For happiness is a thing, we all know, that we must
GIVE in order to RECEIVE and—
"TO HAVE FRIENDS, YOU MUST BE ONE!"
So—I'll let it go at that, I guess, and get back to the
grim grind again—leaving you my warmest good wishes
for a merry, merry Christmas, and a New Year filled to
overflowing with bright, fresh, endless, possibilities of
prosperity and happiness—in fact, all the bounteous ben-
efactions that the Goddess of Good Fortune may be able
to pour out upon you.
Believe me, Your sincere friend,
JAMES BILLINGS, Mgr.
Judge and Mrs. W. M. Newell will
be Christmas dinner guests of Rev.
and Mrs. John DeMand in Oklahoma
Dean and Mrs. Holmberg and Mr.
and Mrs. Jas Jas. Maguire are the
the proud possessors of new Pathes,
purchased from Meyer & Meyer.
was a passenger on the ill-fated train
train, and received a number of bruis-
es and a deep cut on her ear. Mr.
Sam Crawford and son Paul, on their
way to Pana, III., to spend Christ-
mas with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Preihs
(Gladys Crawford), were also badly
shook up but received no serious in-
| Earl Teel—"I want you to take part
] of the candy and nuts you were go-
j ing to give me to the little girls and
I boys in Furopc who do not have any
i ( hristnias."
Ernie Allison—"After you have
J visited all of the other children
J please bring what you have left to
I my little puppy."
Thirty letters were received in all.
| A majority of the little tots were
very modest in their wants, and as a
| whole the Santa Claus editor believes
' that their requests were very reason-
able and that Santa will be able to
fill them without causing little child-
i ren in tlier countries to be forced
l to go without presents this year,
j Many of them mentioned other
I children in their letters—showing an
j unusually unselfish spirit.
We are certain that Santa is very
much gratified with all of the letters
received from his little friends in
SAINT NICHOLAS LODGE
Dec. 224, 1919.
The Daily Transcrpit, Norman, Okla.
Dear Mr. Uurke:—
Your telegram announcing the
names of the three little tots who
were awarded the prizes by the
judges from the school of journalism
for their "Letters to Santa Claus"
just arrived by wireless. I agree ab-
solutely with the decision of the
dustry and endeavor to conn to
some agreement as to what would lie
a fair price for coal to the consumer-
a fair profit to the operator ami a
fair wage to the miners. It w > deli
nitely understood that all parties
agreed to this, and it was (elt that it
| was a solution of the problem lair to
Rut now come the operators and
repudiate the agreement, saying tbeu
never agreed to it and declare llicv
will not abide by it. They are rei -
tainly showing the cloven foot and
demonstrating to the country that the
charges by the miners of tremendous
profits made by the operators at the
expense of the miners and rnn-nm
ing public had much foundation iu
fact. If not, why arc they so anxious
that no delving into their brnines*
shall be made to the end that a fair
profit may be given them, a fair price
paid by the consumers, and a fair
wage paiil to the miners? There is a
big Hark black nigger in the coal pile
of the operators, and he ought to be
dug out so that everyone could get
a souare look at him
The Transcript honestly believes
that if the commission makes a thor-
ough investigation it will be found
that the consuming public are paying
unreasonable prices for their r. ,,| and
that the operators are and have been
reaping outrageous profiteering
prices. If they will not listen to
reason, the mines should be taken
over by the government. It i- little
| 1 am so glad that the Santa Claus
Miss^ Helen Orlander went to] editor of The Daily Transcript gave I less than damnable that the country
Drumright Wednesday moiling to be|my Normaotown and C leveland | should be at the mercy ol tho>. men
with her parents
during the Christ-
A family reunion of the family of
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Miller will be!
county friends an opportunity to tell or the nien at the head of any o>he
me jus', exactly what they wanted [ industry.
most of all this year. It would he"
They are in the "Actuelle" njodel,j 1^°" Christm??. at. the home, 26, for me
so much easier every year if all the
editors in all of the citics and towns
the United States would do that
said to be among th
Velvet Coats, plain and fur trim-
med. See them at $16.88. RUCKERS
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sneed and
Earl jr., of Tulsa, are guests of M
and Mrs. Henry Johnson for the
Christmas holidays. 1
avenue. AM the sons and
daughters will be present and they'll
undoubtedly have a joyous Christ-
mas time. Earl and Keith will be
over from Tulsa and the home chil-
dren—Misses Nannie and Emelyn
and George and Winfield—will all
son, be present.
Heavy Wool Sox $1.00 values 75c
L. H. Havill has purchased the
Mrs. G. B. Ray rooming house on
North Peters avenue and intends
making extensive improvement upon
it. The consideration was $2800.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Saxon arc en-
joying a visit this week from their
son, Raymond, who is now located
at Desdemona, Texas, the new oil , ■ , .
town, where he is prospering in the 1 fr!f"ds thls year, and hoping that I
amc. He says there are sure w,.' sct,Jou *<?night, Mr. Santa Claus
ANo 1 am pleased with the unsel-
of the letters. I don't want to make
of the letters. 1 lon't want to make
any promises that I cannot fulfill and
1 reali e that Norman is a long way
from here, hut I do honestly believe
that my supply of presents will last
until I get to Norman and I can give
each writer everything that Jhey
Thanking the Santa Claus editor of
The Daily Transcript for the interest
he has shown in my many little
oil game, tie says mere are sure
great doins' in that country these
days and that Ranger has become a
city almost as large as Port Worth
and much more lively.
^•ditor, 1 remai
Your sincere friend,
HAVE YOU SOUGHT IT?
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY
I he Transcript-Enterprise extends the Compli-
ments of the Season to its friends, subscribers and pa
trons, earnestly and sincerely hoping that tomorrow-
will be the most joyous Christmas you ever enjoyed,
and that the coming year may be the happiest and most
prosperous in your experience.
Looking backward, all of us realize that 1919 has
been in some respects the most strenuous in our lives.
This is true of all lines of business, and the Transcript-
Enterprise has not been exempt. But, why look back
ward? Let us all look ahead, resolving that with re-
newed energy we will take up the burdens that come to
us and devote our best thought to the solution of the
problems that confront us. We thank you for the ex-
cellent patronage you have given us the past year, and
hope to merit its continuance in the years to come. We
assure you we will bend every energy to so merit it.
So, let us all look forward to the coming year with
supreme confidence, with full realization that it will be
what we ourselves make it and with also the full reali-
GOD REIGNS, AND ALL'S RIGHT WITH THE
Transcript-Enterprise Pub. Co.
Only a few short days remain dur-
ing which to provide that Real
Christmas present I have been tell-
ing you about.
Do you know that life insurance is
the only great nScessity which has
not advanced in price?
Insurance is *not a luxury—it is a
real necessity 1 Insurance is an es-
tate bought and paid for on the in-
stallment plan but is the only estate
in existence immediately created by
the first installment paid.
If you deposit $30.00 in savings ac-
count or building and loan associa
tion and die, your heirs have $30.00
plus a little interest earnings. If you
pay $30,00, more or less, according
to your age, as an initial payment or
premium upon a policy of insur-
ance and die, your beneficiary receiv-
Can you beat it?
If you have a home worth $5,000
more or less, you would not sleep at
night until it was covered with insur-
ance against fire and storm, would
you? The fire or storm may not
come. There are only seven fire
losses out of one hundred policies
written, but you provide against your
house being one of that seven. You
have paid fire premiums all your life.
Did you cver have a loss You keep
up that insurance because it is a
"good business. The greatest as-
set you have is your life. Death is
sure to coine—may come with the
next breath you draw. Is it not
j good business" to save the insurable
I value your loved ones have in the
j "house of your life," against the "fire
! or storm of death," which is inevit-
' Let me show you how you can
create an immediate monthly income
for life for the wife or child who may
soon be your widow or orphan and
make them that Real Christmas pres-
ent I have been telling you about.
Some ha-ve bought. Have you?
Ik> iv today. See Muldrow or Hess.
Tomorrow does not come. Now is
I he Minnesota Mutual is your local
representative and the Be t.
H. L. MULDROW,
The local chapter of the American
Red Cross i« in receipt of a Christ
mas card from Maj. George M Sim-
mons, of St. Louis, extending bis
earnest good wishes, saying: "Many
Good Wishes for Christmas am! New
Years." The chapter also sent a ti lt
gram of sympathy to Mr. W II
Prelim, Webster Grove, Mo., whose
wife was recently killed in a I risco
wreck. Mrs. Prehm was a not <1 Wed
Cross worker and visited Norman
several times the past year, miking
a most favorable impression upon all
who met her. Her untime'v death is
TODAY AND CHRISTMAS
LISTEN TO TRUTH
One can see broken com
mandmcnts every houi of
the day and every day of the
is a poerful, heart-tugging, soul-stir-
ring photoplay of the sort that you
are not likely to see more than once
a year if so often
A William Fox Productin
A Mack Sennett Keystone Comedy
'A Desperate Scroundel'
with Ford Sterling and all-stai cast.
"The Black Secret"
Pathe presents the greatest serial of
with Pearl White.
Coming Friday anil
William Fox Presents Tom Mto in
"Rough Riding Romance," a whirl-
wind western; also a Maek Sennett
comedy and a new chapter ol "The
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