The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 226, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 24, 1919 Page: 4 of 4
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GRAB FIRST TWO
The Blanchard girls' basket ball
leara strated the season the last
week end with a .35 to - win over
Bradley Friday night and followed up
Saturday night by defeating Purcell,
26 to 4.
Under the coaching of Troy J.
]licks, the Blanchard athletics teams
are rapidly coming to the front, and
a real championship fight is predict-
ed by ail who have seen them in act-
ion on tile court.
In Friday night's game the Bradley
team, on their own court, were able
to score but two points on penalty
throws, both in the first half. The
first period ended 14 to 2, but the Mc-
Clain county team came back strong
in the second and looped through 21
Neither was Purcell able to score
a pield goal on the Blanchard court
Saturday night, scoring four points
on free thro* The goal shooting of
the west end of-the-county forwards
was the features of the game. The
first half ended 7 to 3. Final score,
2ti to 4.
Both boys and girls at Blanchard
have a hard season ahead of them,
many prominent teams having dated
games with them.
THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT. NORMAN. OKLA.
Have you seen the big value* in
MARRIAGE LICENSES .
December 22—Ancfl Murphy, 19,j!'lush Coat? fur trimmed" RUCKFRS
and Miss Mary Cornell, IK, both of
Friday and Saturday, Plush Coats
one-half off. RUCKERS
Mr. and Mrs. K. J. Keller will leave
tonight for Sand Springs, Okla., to
spend the Christmas holidays with
Mrs. Keller's sister.
* Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ellcdge will go
to Wichita Kails, Texas, tonight and
visit with Mrs. Kllcdge's sister dur-
ing the Christmas vacation.
Friday and Saturday, Plush Coats
one-half off. RUCKERS
Noble. Married by Judge Grigsby on
Monday, Dec. 22, 1919.
December 20—l.on Saline, 31, and
Miss Ali en Taylor, 28, both of Okla-
December 20—John H. Waddell,
29, and Miss Daisy Scott, 18, both of
December 23—Homer Black, 22, ot
Noble, and Miss Jennie Brown, 19, of
December 23—Murle Pel.on,?, 22,
of Norman, and Miss Mary Black, 18,
Have you seen the big values in
Plush Coats fur trimmed. RUCKERS
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Miller have
purchased their old home no South
Miller avenue, known as the Sloni-
ger property, and will make i mod-
ern and add many improvements,
making it into a desirable mint. It
has the "makings" and location for
one of the most homelike homes in
Kakhi Color in heavy Outing [
flanel Shirts special $1.98 Rtickcrs.
Mr. and Mrs. K. (). Miller went to j
Gainesville, Texas, today to spend
Christmas with Mr. Miller's parents. I
Kakhi Color in heavy Outing
flanel Shirts special $1.98 Ruckers.
Monday is a day of Sunshine for
the housewife, since the Modern
Bundle Laundry does her washing at
575 Elm. phone "43. 225-7
Why orl ' about your laundryi
wort? Call the Modern
I.aundrv. Phone 743.
Velvet Coats, plain and fur trim-
med. See them at $16.88. RUCKERS
HOUSE FOR SALE
The building on the Y. M. C. A.
lots corner Boyd and the Boulevard,
is offered for sale, to be removed by
purchaser prior to March 1st. Bids
received up to and including Dec.
31st. Stratton brooks. 224-6*
Looks like "lowering" weather for
Christmas, but let us hope it will
S. D. MORGAN
' I 1 HE holiday season affords an
opportunity to express again
our sincere appreciation of our
cordial relations during the past
year and of our earnest effort for
the continuance of the same.
On behalf of our entire organi-
zation, we wish for you A Merry
Christmas and a Happy and Pros-
perous New Year.
ttillinfc~Si Grain Company
THOMPSON'S OK TRANS-
tEIir &tar JJu (ihr East
1.—Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of
Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold
there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem
2.—Saying. Where is he that is born King (J
the Jews? for we have seen his star in the eaafc
and are come to worship him.
7.—Then Herod, when he had privily called the
wisr men, inquired of them diligently what time
the star appeared.
8.—And be (Herod) sent them to llethlehem,
and said. Go and search diligently for ehe young
child; and when ye have found HIM, bring me
word again, that I may come and worship him
9.—W hen they hail heart! the king, they de
parted; and. lo, the star, which they saw in the
east, wmt before ehem fill it came anrl stood
over where the young child was.
It When they saw the star, they rejoiced with
exceeding grr«t joy.
11,—And when they were come into the house,
they saw the young child with Mary his mother,
and fell down, and worshipped him; and when
they had opened their treasures, they presented
unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense. and
my r W
ST. LUKE 2.
8. And there were in the same country shep-
herds abiding in the field, keeping watch over
their flock at night.
9.—And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon
them, and the glory of the Lord shone around
about them; and they were sore afraid.
10.—And the angel said unto them, Eear not;
for, behold, 1 bring you good tidings of great
joy, which shall be to all people.
11.—Eor unto you is born this day in the city
of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Ix>rd.
12.—And this SHALL BE a sign unto you; Ye
shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling
clothes, lying in a manger.
13.—And suddenly there was with the angel a
multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and
14.—Glory to God in the highest and on earth
peace, good will toward men.
15.—And it caue to pass as the angels were
gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds
*aid one to another, Let us now go even unto
Pethlehem, and see this thing which is come to
pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16. And they came with haste, and found
Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a
As the three wise men who came out of the east; and the humble shep-
nerds who were tending their flock; were all led to the lowly manger where
rested the new born babe—the Christ child—they followed "the Star in the
l'.ast and the singing,of a multitude of angels.
So we, today, at that time of year when the thoughts of all turn to
C hristmas and all that the word implies, wish you, each and every one, the
happiest and most joyful Christmas of your lives.
May this Yuletide be one long to be remembered and cherished in your
hearts, as the memory of the birth of Our Saviour has been remembered
through the ages. And in future years when you look back upon this Christ-
mas season may each of you say as the unknown poet of old
Long, long, be my heart with such memories filled,
Like a vase in which roses have once been distilled,
You may break, you may shatter the vase if you will
Hut the scent of the roses will linger there still.
And as the angels announced the coming of the Child of Bethlehem, so
we, today, employ music in order to obtain the riches that life has in store
for us, and while those who this Christmas day are enjoying to the fukest
the music of the Pathe, which only the strains of the heavenly host, heralding
the birth of C hrist could surpass, we wish to extend to our friends and custo-
mers our appreciation and best wishes for a Merry, Merry Christmas.
Meyer & Meyer
We take this opportunity to extend to
our friends the season's greeting's and
wish you every happiness and prosperity
during the coming year.
By your liberal patronage you have
made it possible for us to enjoy a splendid
holiday business—in fact the best business
throughout the year that we have ever en-
Scarcity of merchandise and high prices, with other
obstacles of which you are familiar combined to make it
a rather difficult problem. The success in overcoming
these things is due not only to our own efforts, but to
your liberal support.
We have tried to give you our best service, and if at
any time you bought anything here that was not satis-
factory in every way, we wish you would bring it back.
"Santa is coming tonight, dear, so close your eyes and go to
"And will he bring me everything I asked him to, mamma,
will he bring me my hobby horse and sleigh and fire engine
"Yes, dear, he will bring you everything you asked him to.
But he will not, if you are awake. Now, lay down and close
your eyes. That's the good boy—mamma's own little pet."
"And daddy's too, mamma?"
"Yes, daddy's too, son!"
The mother tucked the covers well around the little lad,
kissed him fondly on the check and then closed the door softly
For a short time after, lie lay awake watching the yellow
rays of the street lamp hustling back and forth in ecstatic pan-
tomime on the pictures and walls. Then slowly his little head
sank; heavenly hands leaned gently on the drowsy lids and
bore him off swiftly to the lands of dreams.
Away among fairylands of gleaming ice and snow to the
place where land and sky meet, his little mind drifted there to
the home of Santa Claus.
From out of the mouth of a monstrous cave set in between
myriads of clouds splashdd with purple and gold, he could see
Santa coming, comfortably seated behind two prancing teams
of reindeer, snorting and puffing in the moonlight, hitched to
a large sled filled to overflowing with heaping bags of goodies
and toys. Straight toward the slumbering lad's home the gal-
lant steeds turned their bristling antlers; over hills and valleys,
woodland and stream, sleeping towns and twinkling cities lie
could see them coming, racing like mad in the midnight air,
their nostrils distended, shooting forth jets of steam.
Nearer and nearer they drew to it. They were going so
fast that he thought they would never stop, but firmly the bits
grew taut in their mouths, their hoofs began to beat slower and
slower and with heaving sides and trembling limbs they came
to a full halt straight over the abode of the slumbering youth.
A loud thud and a troubled cry brought the father and
mother to his bedside. He lay on the floor with hair erect
and mouth wide open gazing about him in a bewildered and
affrighted state. The father picked him up and placed him
gently back upon the bed.
"What is the matter with daddy's boy," he asked anxiously.
The boy looked wonderingly up in his daddy's face.
"I was dreaming, daddy, about Santa"-—sobs mingled with
his words—"and, and, he was bringing me my elephant and
tiger that I asked him to, and he was trying to get them down
the chimney where they started to fight with each other, and,
oh, daddy, daddy, the elephant stepped on my tiger and ate
him all up!"
The muscles on the old man's face grew soft. He drew
the young lad to him tenderly.
"No, the elephant didn't eat him up, son," he 9aid sooth-
ingly. "Santa has not come yet." "No, daddy?" "No, son!
But he will bring your animals to you soon and your other
things, too; so go to sleep again—that's the little man!"
An hour later the pillowed head was breathing soft and
regularly and the bedroom door closed behind the parents
again for the fifth time that night.
All of us have been like that little boy We all have tossed
and squirmed in our sleep like he, our minds in a riot of joy
and wonderment over the coming of the little fat bundle of
humanity in a red suit and a big white beard. Bless his dear
old heart! How fondly his robust face and cherry smile still
lingers in our memory. May it never fade! Though the hand
of time has stripped the mystic world in r.-hich ivc first knew
him of its silvery lining, we love him just the same, more and
He is to us the Santa as of old, not as now. Let us always
think of this as we mingle with the kiddies around the Christ-
mas tree. It will bring us back to the days we onr« knew, but
can never know again. Let us lead them on to believe what
the old folks led us to believe about that dear old soul, Time
will soon enough teach them to look at him through our own
eyes, robbed of his tinsel and mystery.
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