The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 227, Ed. 1 Friday, December 26, 1919 Page: 1 of 8
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VOL. VII. NO. 227.
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, DEC. 26, 19H
Norman Scouts Hunt -
0 possum Christn'as
Afternoon and Night
PRICE FIVE CENTS
THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM
| Santa Very Kind
To First Prizer
In letter Contest
An Essex Stock Mode! chasis, un-
der American Automobile observa-
tion, set a new world's mark for long
distance endurance on the Cincinnati
Speedway, Dei 12th, when it covered
3037 miles in 50 hours, averaging 60:7 .
miles per hour.
It was the first time a car has ever j
been driven under official observ-1
tior.s at top speed for fifty hours. j
Almost as astounding as its endur-
ance was its tire experience. The
front tires went through without
change. The two rear tires were re-
placed because of damage done by
splinters from the hard surfaced
speed way. The tires used were Lee
The car was driven by Dave, Lewis
and lom Milton, the noted racing
drivers and De Loyd Thompson one
of the famous stunt aviators in the
country. The drivers worked in six
hour shifts, making two stops during
this period to fill with oil and gas.
The Essex is sold in Norman by
Minteer Motor Co., and they say that
it is living up to all experiences local-
It is passing strange that no one
will admit to profiteering. They all
say there is undoubtedly profiteering
going on, but it is always some one
in some other line of business who is
doing it. Fact is that we do not be-
lieve that the retailers are doing it
to apy great extent, the high prices
being due to the many middle men
who handle the goods before they get
to the retailer. One grocer in this
town, for instance, says his business
last month amounted to $5,500 and
he would be glad to take $100 as his
profit. "Overhead" expenses arc
something fierce these days; clerk
hire, rents, lights, waste and every-
thing else, so it is a wonder many of
them "get by." About the only bus-
iness that pays expenses is the one-
man business—where the proprietor
does all the work himself.
Possum hunting without any pos-
That's the way the Norman boy
scouts did it Christmas aftenioiti
Cold weather prevented Mr. O'-
pos um from appearing—but it did
tot keep the sixty odd Norman boy
-couts from having a long-to-be-re
numbered outing, camp-fire and
bracing run through the country we t
and south of Norman.
Scouts began gathering at the
Presbyterian church at 4 o'clock
I hursday afternoon and by 5 o'clock
more than forty had reported to
Scoutmasters Tom B. Matthews and
G orge Abbott.
The start was made at 5:45 o'clock
when sixty-three scouts fared forth
with Tom Dillbeck and two trained
possum hounds to give battle.
The first attack was made a mile
west of Norman, the hunters advam
itig down the draw toward the river
Because of the cold Mi Possum kept
well within doors Thursday night.
Time was called for refreshments
at 8 o'clock, when a huge camp fire
was built and the lunches, the mother
had thoughtfully provided, eaten.
After mess, the hunt was resumed
until about 9:30, when the scouts de-
cided to wait until a more favorable
evening to contin uetheir hunt.
Plans are now being made by
Scoutmasters Matthews and Abbot
for another hunt the first warm even-
ing, possibly during the vacation per-
No troop meetings will be held to-
night, as the hunt took the place of
the regular Friday night meeting this
" * AY/O \ N
tii n to letters
\t least little
evidently pays atten-
from his lit'' • friends
s Jo\ Ruth < as-
600 KIDDIES AT CAMPUS
Big Rotarinn Brothers Entertain Nor-
man's Little Tots With Special
>n'to get lire ;>r
- a nta Onus editor
I lave you seen the star that represents the "Star of Rethlehem ?'
\ ott can see it tonight hanging over Edwards Park.
The magnitude and far-reaching rays of this star is sbinimr
throughout the world in the hearjs of the people. It hinds th<
world together in a single thought. This emblem will carry you
to the gates of Bethlehem, where the three wise men, represented in
the above picture, are going. They saw the star and followed it
Our fathers and mothers were guided by the thoughts that The
Star of Bethlehem brought to a darkened world.
Go and see it tonight.
—'THE CIVIC COMMITTKE.
The Provident Association
The Provident Association needs!
assistance. It is growing weak and'
feeble for lack of something to do.!
Norman is fortunate in having but
few poor people. A reward will be j
paid for information about a\
family that really needs assistance. '
Charity promiscusouly bestowc
and thrust upon any one leads to re-
laxation of energy for self supporting
hence it should be cautiously giv-
The Spirit of Christmas has been
sweeping over th city and many are
willing to help the poor if poorpeople
can be found. Do you kno.v of any?
Jf so report them to the Provident
L. J EDWARDS,
Mrs. George I. Gilbert entertained
with a dancing party at the Oklah-
ma City Golf and Country club
Tuesday evening in honor of her
daughter, Miss Alice. The rooms
were gay in their Christmas decora-
Punch was served throughot the
evening with a buffet supper at its
close. The Norman sciety people at-
tending were Misses Vera Griffin,
Isabel DeBarr, Adelaide Paxton,
Hesse Clement, Helen Hogan, Mary
Catherine Maguire, Dorothy Syn-
nott, Anna Mabel Weir: Messrs.
James Maguire, Hal Muldrow jr.,
James Eagleton, George Nolan, Okla
Hobo, Welden Hedley and John
C headle. Wednesday afternoon Mr.
Henry Martin Doughtv entertained
with a line party followed by a buf-
fet supper at his home.
Boston Is no More-Honest Bill
Newton Mourns for Leading Lady
Mrs. L. Meyer will have for guests
for twehv o'clek dinner Christinas
Mr. and Mri. George Wvniore and
daughter, Mr. and ' Mrs. Rea Lind-
say. Mrs. R. ! . I.oomis, Mrs. S. A.
Lindsay of Oklahoma City and Mr
Seeing as how the Santa Fe
gine tried to do a jig on the court
lawn last week and the interurban
car tried to rob Oklahoma City of
ome of its Christmas day whipped
cream this week—we low as how
we'll just be satisfied and stay at
home for a spell.
The Modern Bundle Laundrv
opens for business Monday morning.
Send your finish bundle work—you
get courteous, pleasing service and
Prompt delivery. Phone 743.
Shoes That Satisfy
Genuine leather; made to give comfort
and long service.
Such lines at Bion F. Reynolds which are acknow-
ledged to be one of the leaders in quality, are on our
Other shoes to suit any use and which will give you
Priced at $7.00 to $18.
E. B. KIMBERLIN
Furnishings for Men and Young Men
125 East Main
They hunt quail in.Okhhonia.
They hunt duck in Oklahoma.
Triey hunt oppossim in Oklahoma
Yh. y hunt i isgmciMuesi in
'! I cy have hunted prairie chickens
in Ol- lahoma.
7 l ey hunt bear ,n Oklahoma
They hunted buffalo in Oklahoma
in "the good old doys."
But was who ever heard of hunting
e'ephants in Oklahoma?
' nd at Christmas time too!
But it has been done.
In fact it was done this week.
"Boston," leading lady in "Honest
Bill Newton's" show was the game.
Although Boston had not yet really
made her debaut in the elephant soc-
ial world, (she was only 23 years' old
~ just a charming young lass of some
8400 pounds), she decided to quit
this world of earthly shows, parades,
moving heavy wagons and quiet
So she is no more—but University
City residents may soon view her re-
mains, or at least her skeleton on the
Of just what, 110 one is quite sure,
excepting that it was not old age.
But Honest Bill Newton loved his
! .lit me awfully
loll, a Mack board, ^tory ' nok.
>om and just lot^ of nut- and
and fruit 'everythin ■ " she
e Santa editor. "And Santa
forget niy little sister either."
Joy Ruth is the daughter of
' 'v. an ! Mrs Ernest Caikey, 7.'S Kast
i'.i.laula, She has lived in Norman
1 little over a month, coming here
f "I Devol. She Iti.s also lived i:i
' 1-1 a hi :i i t ity but was born at Ver-
\Y Ik n risked what she was going to
!o with her prize money, she was not
aide to answer for certain, but prom-
scd to let the Santa Clans editor
know how she -pent it.
I'.arl I eel and Krtlic Allison have
<ot yet called tor their prizes—but
•lie Santa Clans editor wants to see
'hem as soon as they can come to
\\ rdnr* ilaj
ml ) : Ills
leading lady—as is often the case in
the world of shows.
So at the time of her demise he
telegraphed university authorities.
Dr. Stratton D. Brooks sent Ed-
ward D. Crabb, Sooner taxidermist,
to Ada to help with the final cermo-
The Souteastern State Normal
school, Ada. was destined to receive
her hide, while the skeleton was be-
quethed to the university.
A- for some idea of how promising
a girl Boston was, Mr. Crabb stated
that her skull was so large that four
men were required to lift in into the
packing box for shipment.
But while Boston is gone, her
memory still lingers with Honest
Bill Newton. He mourns the loss of
her ponderous friendship.
"For, now who will pull a circus]: ...
truck out of the mud when twelve n.°"nc1c ,"s willingness to assume
tpnmc r,f lir\t-coo u...inn i,2 ' 11 c leadership, and those whose
BRYAN SOUNDS WARNING.
I hat Wm. J. Bryan is getting
-eadv to shy his bat into the presi-
dential ring is evidenced by a signed
irticle in the current number of his
Commoner, in which, under the head
of "The Philistines Be Upon Thee,"
"The democratic leaders at Wash-
ington need to be aroused by some
uch startling warning as that used
'o stir Samson to deeds of strength.
\nd surely the Philistines are upon
us. The republicans, made hopeful
'•y the victory of 1918 and confident
by the elections of last month, are
arranging their forces for the battle
of 1920. I hey will have money in
'bundance, as the Newberrv catn-
■aign of last fall proves; they will
have the press of the north almost
unanimously on their side, they will
have the mistakes of the administra-
tion—many of them unavoidable in
so big a war—to furnish a basis for
attack and they will have a group of
new issues that give opportunity for
misrepresentation. The harvest is
ripe for tin- reactionary and the
reapers, with sharpened sickles, wait
impatiently for the signal to het'in.
"And the defenders of advance
round taken—the champions of the
people's interests and rights, where
they? No candidate has an-
Bctwccn 500 and <00
dies were entertained
and Thursday afternoon
't the ( atnpus theatre 1 v.
ian s I'.ig Brothers with pictun ,
penally -elected for the belief it ol
the little fo'ks. f ollowing each sho
candy and cracker-jack wer< di'trih-
The Rotarians paid for the c nter-
tainment Ray Berry, < imt'-n o'vi>-
er, contributed the theatf. . i. I :br
Rotar ans had only to pay for iht
rental of the films, tin operator anil
Christmas afternoon and night the
special features included "Hneliini
Tom," from Mark Twain's Tom Saw-
yer and a comic feature by Fatty Ai
Members of the Rotarian'« l!ig
Brother committee in charge ol ttw
show were Henry Meyer, chairman,
1*-. B. Met all, II. 1., Muldrow and A
DAILY PAPER S"SPENDS
0.ving to the high com of printing
the Okmulgee Daily American ha*
suspended publication, but will en-
deavor to exist for a tim as a ■, >-V
ly paper. Newspapers ,11 ov<r ihr
country are having a most slrcnnnns
time these days, and suspensions air
a daily occurrence Owing to the
high cost of all printing material, it
takes a small fortune to equip a mod-
ern office, and after it is « quipped,
takes a mint of money to Imp it
running. Something lik. an automo-
bile; the first cost being a very small
part of the whole Nearly all news-
papers and printing establishments
are living just from day to day these
days with their noses piesved
mighty close on the grindstone
Mrs. Elmer Hayees who was set
lously sick with typhoid lim in an
Oklahoma City hospital (or several
weeks, so ill that her lib was- des-
paired of at times, has recovered and
came down from Oklahoma • ity
Wednesday and is a guest of Norman
friends. She is in recei) t of warm
congratulations over lo r recovery.
teams of horses cannot budge it?
"Who will be the leading lady in
the Newton attractions now?
Where can another elephant, born
Boston and reared in the United
States be found?
Honest Bill sits and asks himself
these questions, as he watches the
rest of his show in its winter quart-
s near Ada.
For Lady Boston is dead.
Decmhir 22.—Tulsa—$750,000 paid
for 120 acres in Cushing oil field.
Drumright—Oklahoma Gas and
Electric company completes exten-
ion of transmission lines to the No
eo-C lie lease of the Shaffer Oil and
Refitting company where a number of
wells will be pumped electrically.
Niloganey to have $25,000 -tatc
Henryetta Free Lance/celebrates
its seventeenth birthday.
Smileyviile Express—There could
it be a national fuel shortage ii
there were a fool shortage.
Okmulgee—Charter granted Times
Publishing company, capitalized at
Sapulpa—Postal Telegraph compa-
ny preparing to open office here.
Sapulpa—Sun fiowcr glass plant
will begin operations January 11
Cleveland—Contract let to lay
three miles gas pipe.
Wynona—First National Bank
opens to public.
Tishomingo—S25,000 bond issue
carries to extend and improve water
Wynona—First State Bank in-
creases capital from $10,000 to $100,-
Christmas Was Cherry
in Norman but Choer
Was Lacking Say Cop:
Although hundreds , i .<,ir>nan'
townspeople were cheerful ( 'hri-tni: -
day the old-time Christmas el: v
was evidently lacking, according to
Chief H. I.. Sanderson. At least only
one man became too cheerful and he
was awaiting trial Friday noon be-
fore Judge Roy Lewis.
Drunk" was the one lone word
written alter his name on the police
blotter at the city hall. .Not even
< hief Sanderson reported Christ-
mas day I'M'1 the quietest, from the
hv <';:;o"ceir:c:.t standpoint, of any
day iie had known in Norman during
the last ten years.
Not a fire was reported to the city
With the exception of the lone
drunk, not a call was received by the
names are discussed have not di
vulgrd their views on the issues now
dividing the people. What is the
matter? Is this the party that tri-
umphed in 1912 and wrote such a
glorious chapter of reforms between
1913 and 1917? What has palsied
the party's arm and sapped its vi or
"Awake, democratic leaders: face
the new problems. Apply democrat-
ic principles to the questions that
have arisen; agree upon a democratic
program and call the rank and fib-
of the party to the colors. The time
for action is here."
1 hree Room
with one and a <
blocks of land. Nents
for £8 per month.
Terms If Desired,
McDAfilEL & MATTHEWS
'07 Mast Main. I'lume 23.
Young Pov K'H^d
Young Frank 1 . '
twelve ii tr-, met hi
of a hired
i( was load
ets tin- tr
pointed it ;
' e, bv b
Tver in .
Have you seen the Star that re-
presents "The Star of Bethlehem?'
^ ou can see it to-night hanging
over Edwards Park
The magnitude^ and far reachin
rays of this star is shining through-
out the world in the hearts of the
people. I, binds the world together
in a s.iigle thought. This emblem will
carry you to the gates of Bethlehem.
Marlow—-Dividends paid by city
oil companies exceed $2,000,000. •« mc gaics m nemienem
Henryetta—Pottery beds near here | where the three wise men, represent-
interest manufacturers. i ed in the above picture, are going.
Oilton—10 brick and concrete bus- I ' hey saw the star and followed it.
iness houses and 25 residences to go j Our fathers and mothers were guided
lin Kl> tlla l<r.a.>vl.l •!. .1 TL r. r
' illinv. him i
Tulsa plans a $600,000 high school.
Skiatook—Pecan crop unusually
Hitchcock—$50,000 bond issue au-
thorized to ercct high school and
Oilton—^Have free mail delivery
Oklahoma City—Chamber of Com-
mece negotiating with packing com-
pany to locate here.
Lindsay—$100,000 bond issue car-
ried to extend water and light sys-
and Electric company contracts
by the thoughts that The Star of
Bethlehem brought to a darkened
Go and see it tonight.
THE CIVIC COMMITTEE
. •i—'v wiuiatiu in-
stallation of 400 horsepower in mot-
j ors for operating casinghead gasoline
plants near Beggs.
Sand Springs has building program
of $.->00,000 including high school to
Okmulgee—New theatre with seat
mg capacity of 2,.300 to be built.
Henryetta—Special election plans
I to vote $200,000 to extend water-
What those who partook of it pro-
nounce to have been the most delic-
ious dinner in their experience was
given by Mr ind Mrs. J. W. Burrage
at their home on Route 6 on Christ-
mas day. It was a real North Caro-
(;as|Iina dinner, consisting of all the de-
licious dishes imaginable. The guests
TODAY AND SATURDAY
STARTS 1 P M.—EVERY DAY
He Lost a Heart!—
'Ie Found a Heart!
j A thrilling romance of love and
1 adventure in which a cowboy
i wins a European princess.
WILLIAM FOX PRESENTS
I A photoplay containing more
daring feats than ever before
were cowded into a single pro-
who were fortunate enough to be
there were Mr. and Mrs. M B, Ful-
kerson and son, Mr. and Mrs John
Hurragc, Mr. and Mrs. Boise F'ul-
kerson and childen, Mrs. G. Fulker-
son and children, Mrs. David Phil-
lips and son, John Herman, Marion
Cable, Lucille and Ledell Reynolds,
ex-Mayor Hutchin and Robert Tay-
lor. They had a happy time, and a
real Merry Christmas.
' the man .'nd bo'
th'- run when th
I ran1 saying he
ml Pulled the triage
load in the chamber and
s discharged, the bullet
youn-' lad ill tile h ar!
a bright little lad and
. death is regretted bv the
whole community and the perpetn
tor is prostrated over the unfortniia'e
affair. 1 lie body of the young man
is being taken to Guthrie tod.v
where services will be held and he
will be laid to rest in the ccmeterv
at that place.
Just another instance of "didn'f
know it was loaded." When will
people learn not to fool with guns
He Throws Dice to
Win Young Girl
The story of "Broken Command
ments," a new William Fox play for
Cladys Brockwell, presents the novel
idea of a man throwing dice thr-"
times for possessin of a girl and
finally throwing with loaded dice in
order to lose, because he realizes th s
will be for her good
It is said to be a tremendously
forceful story of three human hearts
—a new phase of the old trian/le -
that love and ache, and are soothed
at last by the consecrating oil of Sfi1
sacrifice. In the hands of Gladys
Brockwell and an unusually gond j
cast, including William Scott and j
I homas Santschi, this play promises | Also a new chapter of the "Carter
on e' tnn,eb, I '> that|has Case'" with Herbe Raw!in«#n and
come ti. the Liberty Theathie, where Margaret Marsh
it appears today.
Rev. D. A. Wiekizer and family
spent Christmas day and Christmas
night with Dr. and Ms. D. W. Oliern
in Oklahoma City. A turkey of large
dimensions was a chief feature of the
dinner and it was greatly enjoyed,
says Mr. Wickizer.
Baby Marie Osborn and Sambc, the
A Scream from Start to Finish
COMING MONDAY TUESDAY—
Dorothy Gish in ' Jorden Is ;t Hart
Road," a Fine Arts production; a Hjj>
"V" comedy "Beauty or Booty" also
a new chapter of "The Smashing
Barriers," with William Duncan.
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