The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 285, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 3, 1920 Page: 1 of 4
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'v".,-UP CAMPAIGN IS
PROVING A SUCCESS
Old Bills Which Have Littered
Books For Years Are Being
Erased; Is a Good Thing.
Norman retailers are reporting a
ready response to their second an-
nual pay-up campaign which started
Monday. They arc able to clear up
many accounts which have been Car-
ried on their books for some time,
The retailers association of Nor-
man has for its object the protec-
tion of members against men who
deliberately attempt to evade their
They realize, however, members
say, that there are men who have
had no intention to act dishonestly,
but have simply been carelessly and
who have overlooked or neglected
their obligations to their creditor.*
"It is these men," says the pay-up
day announcement of the association,
"That we wish to help." The most
of them need only to be reminded of
their obligations to settle them.
"There are also men who are not in
a position to pay their debts thorugh-
tio fault of their own. They are simp
ly the victims of unfortunate circum
stances. These men need only ti
make explanations to us of their cir-
cumstances," said the bulletin.
Pay-up day was founded to give
people a certain time in which to
make settlements of their obliga
lions, and through the advertisements
of the Retailer., association they art-
reminded of the time for settlement
THE DAILY TRANSCRIPT
NORMAN, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH, 3. 1920.
Motley Crowd Attends Dilbeck
Murder Trial At Court House
District Judge F. Jl. Swank of
Norman, candidate for the detnoncra
tic nomination for congress from this
distric t, was a visitor in Pauti Valley
Tuesday and Wednesday. He
ports the outlook for a successful
campaign as getting better every day
His popularity in this southern part
of his district is such that there
leaves no doubt as to his getting
more than all the rest of the candi
dates combind no matter how many
are out, while in Oklahoma, Logan
and Payne counties the race losked
upon as between Swank and Staf
ford all of which is in favor of tin
best man for the place and that man
' is Swank—Pauls Valley Enterprise
Co-ed Gives Kiss
For $375 to Help
DES MOINES, Iowa, Three hun-
dred and seventy-five dollars for one
kiss. The kiss was ottered at auc-
tion at the Drake university colonial
ball, the funds from which went into
an endowment fund.
Miss Mayre Garrett ottered the
kiss to the highest bidder. The bid-
ding was spirited until it reached
Lewis Smythc, a student in the
Bible college, studying for tiv min-
istry, was the high bidder.
Although Smyths w*s permitted
to kiss Miss GarreU's hand only, he
maintained even tli.it privilege was
"worth the money."'
WORLDS MOST BEAUTIFUL
WOMAN AT UNIVERSITY.
Katherine MacDonald, voted in
sixteen beauty contests the most
beautiful woman in the world, will
be seen at the University theatre,
commencing Wednesday, in "The
Beauty Market, a strong society
drama. Miss McDonald depicts the
part of a girl unable to bear the fin-
ancial strain of fashionable society
and with too much pride to break
away from the life, fearing the deri
sion of her associates.
WANT TU MARRY
PRETTY HARD NOW
More Red Tape Is Tied Ab°ut Cere-
mony By New Act of Congress;
Must Report to Department.
More red tape incident to marriage
while in the army or navy must scon
be unwound before the knot is tied
under an act passed by the senate this
week and awaiting approval by the
house. Under the new act before any
officer, enlisted man or auxiliary
worker is married, an affidavit must
be executing giving the age of the
affiant, that both parties are unmar-
ried, that no reason exists in the mind
of cither why the marriage should
not be permitted.
The date and place of entry into
the service must be stated, whether
the applicant is natural born or nat-
uralized citizen or alien. Certification
of the veracity of the affidavit must
be made by the commanding officer.
This new act is applicable to both
foreign and domestic troops and car-
ries heavy penalties for violations.
$1,000 fine or one year in a peniten-
tiary being imposed on those who
marry in violation of the provisions
and $10,000 fine and not more than
ten years' imprisonment when found
guilty of perjury in drawing the re-
A copy of the certificates of all
such marriages must be forwarded to
the war department for file when ap-
plicable to soldiers and to the navy
department when "gobs" take the
On Paved Street
Five-room house, with
bath. This home is lo-
cated on west side,
paved street on jitney
line and is a bargain
See it at once.
McDANIEL & MATHtWS
Real Estate, Loans, Insurance
District court is attended by
a motley crowd. Old, young,
large and small, they all attend
the Dilbeck trial at the court-
house. Standing room was at a
premium during the short ses-
sion last night. Court was ad-
pourned before 9 o'clock.
Old men with whiskers reach-
ing far below their shirt collars
sat motionless, silently taking in
every word of testimony and
comment of spectators. Merits
of the state's and defendant's
cases were freely discussed by
these gray haired residents.
Women and girls, eager to
hear every one spoken, anxiously
sat forward in thier seats, heads
pitched a little to one side and
ears cocked back. Some were
chewing gum and stray "pops"
were occasionally heard when
some girl's interest became cen-
tered on some bit of unusual tes-
Farmers Are Ther*.
Farmers and farmers' sons
consider the case worthy of
spending part of the night in
town, and they're there—on the
sidelines. Overalls and tousled
heads, forming a line the wall
from the entrance around to the
rail of the jury box.
University students help fill
the remainder of the limited ca-
pacity of the district court-room.
They are more at ease than any
other of the spectator-. They
are interested merely in the tech-
nicalities of the trial. Bit by
bit they dissect the testimony of
the witnesses after court i> ad
poruned. Statements from the
witness stand which cause others
in the courtroom to frown and
become startled only cause a
smile or caustic remark from
They're All Th^n.
A few business men are there
—but very few. A fair rcpic-
sentation of the "loafers around
town" are in attendance. with
rapt attention they listen to the
evidence of the character and
eye witnesses. They are the
first ones out when court is ad-
They're all there-clerks, pro-
fessional men, loafers, farmers,
public officials—all at 'em.
The building was crowded for
the short session last night. No
babies were there to disturb the
proceedings—an unusual thing
for a public gathering of this
AMOUNT TO SI4,500
Monday'? and Tuesday's Records in
Register of Deeds Offiec Disclose
Real estate transfers for Monday
and Tuesday, as recorded in the of-
ice of the register of deeds, are:
John II.. Kuhlman to Roxie A.
Alexander, lots eight and nine in the
sta'e university addition, considera
Farmers State Guaranty bank of
l.e ington to L. W. Northcutt and
. J. Parnell, a tract in the south.,
ve t quarter of section twenty, and
• buildings and machinery thereon
T. J. Glaser and Gertrude to Lewis
Salter, lots forty, forty-one, and
ny-two in the state university ad
iitui, consideration, $5,000.
J. D. Pierson and Phoebe Pierson
o George R. McDaniel, a tract
the northwest quarter of section
hiity-one in township nine, consid
innie Ferguaoo Rnd T. B. Fer-
guson to Minnie Rosaler, lots five,
-ix. seven, the east half of lot eight,
in block eighty-three of the city of
Norman, consideration, $2,800.
GLADYS BROCKWELL IN SEN
Gladys Brockwell makes the fight
of her life, according to advance re
ports, in the new William Fox photo-
play "Thieves" that is coming to the
Liberty theatre Wednesday and
This clever emotional Mar por-
travs a thief with the soul of a true
woman. When thieving would have
been easier, her soul awakens under
tin influence of love, and she elects
to go straight. Her big fight for
love and honor come at the end of
a play that is said to be intensely
dramatic in action, powerful in love
element and with high moral pur-
CARD OF THANKS.
We desire to thank most heartily,
our friends for their many deeds of
kindness and words of comfort and
sympathy extended during the sick-
ness and death of our husband and
We can never forget the beautiful
floral tributes in the memory of our
dear departed one. May God bless
you all, shall ever be our wish.
Mrs. Thomas Vincent and Family.
AN AD WITH A PUNCH.
For Sale—One Ford car with pis-
ton rings; two rear wheels, one front
spring; has no fenders, seat or plank,
burns lots of gas, hard to crank. Car-
buretor busted, half wajy through.
Engine missing, hits on two. Three
years old; four in the spring. Has
shock absorbers and everything.
Radiator busted, sure does leak. Dif-
ferentials dry, you can hear it
squeak. Ten spokes missing, front
all bent. Timer blowed out, ain't
worth a cent. Got lots of speed;
will run like the duce; burns either
gas or tobacco juice. Tires all off;
been run on the rim. A d— good
1'ord for the shape it's in—Winfield,
Kansas Free Press.
Y\ \ \TED—Cook at once. Phone
655. 760 Asp. Avenue. J. W. Mad-
those new spring hats at Mrs.
Smith's, 110 S. Peters 288-2t
A beautiful new line of Spring Hats
at Mrs. Lizzie Smith's, 110 South
Navy Plans to Make
Its Own Hambuger
And Save Expenses
PORTSMOUTH; N. H. Uncle
Sam's sailors have revoited against
the mysteries of hamburger steak.
"Violet protests against the dish as
hamburghed" by private dealers
have been so sustained that an order
was received at the navy yard abo-
lishing hamburger furnished by pri
vate contractors. Hereafter the in-
gredients of a steak "a la 'Ham
CHIEF SCOUT OFFICER
INDORSED RY C. OF C.
Committee Appointed at Lucheon
To Solicit Pavement
I he action of the local Scout coun-
cil in obtaining Thomas Howe of
Oklahoma City as chief scout execu-
tive. was endorsed at the weekly
meeting oi the chamber of Com-
merce at the Sooner confectionery
\ The outstanding feature of the
meet ng was tne rc.i.arkalne improve-
ment of the luncheon under the new
management of \\ . C. Parker.
Several business men pledged a
monthly support to tin Bop Scout
work in Norman. Tents will be bought
and the executive paid from the pro-
eetls of these pledges.
The paving proposition also was
taken up again, and committees ap-
pointed to take out petitions and so-
licit the signature- of 51 percent of
the property owners It is thought
that about sevent> five or a hundred
block$ of paving will thus he obtained.
-Coiii fcjre lists of the streets, those
on ttfu- committees and further details
will be published tomorrow.
It also was reported, by C ity Mana-
ger Gater, that petitions had come
n from the property owners along
A est Eufaula street from Chautau-
qua avenue to I'nive ity boulevard
with more than the r |iiii 1 number
of signers and that the contract for
the paving of litis street *0011 will be
The Chamber adjourned at 1 o'clock
to allow the retailers to discuss their
pay-up campaign an dto make furth-
er plans for the remaining week of
Cartoon Material Is Offered
By Dilbeck Murder Case Jury
The twelve jurymen before
which the State vs. Tom Dilbeck,
charged with kiling of Frank
Wolf one night in last July, is
.in unusual looking group of men
Seventy men had been called to
be examined for service on the
jury, and sixty-one had been
questioned before the twelve
Cleveland county furnishes
pretty comfortable seats to these
jurors. But they get hard in a
day or two, it is said. Some of the
jurymen are already beginning
U loll around in their chairs.
A quick-sketched pencil artist
could find an unlimited amount
of subject material in those
twelve men. None of the men
are from Norman, the rural com-
munities and smaller towns ap-
propriating their quota to this
Contray to popular belief, but
one man wears a mustache and
it really becomes him to a cer-
tain extent. Anyway, he's of the
age vwhen it's permissible tfo
Only one man, also, parts his
hair in the middle. He has long,
wavy locks, with deep, straight
part down through the middle.
Another man wears his hair in
pompodour fashion and a few
tousled heads may be seen. There
are others on the jury who do
not comb their hair at all.
A youngish sort of fellow sat
through the morning session with
a sweater buttoned up around
his neck and a coat on top of
that. He leaned forward in his
seat and listened intently to the
While most of the jurors doff-
ed their overcoats and outer
wraps early this morning, one
man continued to wear his mack-
inaw throughout Ithfc morning,
wearing it to dinner at noon.
One extremely young-looking
man sits in the front row, while
in the back row an old, gray-
haired man with a beard reach-
ing to his chest.
tjueer quirks of human nature
may he deserved by spending an
hour or two at the district court-
room, both in the audience and
the jury. One man in the audi-
ence sat through two hours of
testimony this morning without
ever batting his eye or closing his
mouth, which had been held open
fully an inch all the time.
typographical error in the W. N.
Rucker Advertisement n Tuesday's
Transcript made the *>•.■, ■ of Quilt-
ing Cotton Bats read $1.00 per roll,
when it should have been 5')c pet roll.
While this cotton batting i probably
worth $1.00 per roll Mr. Unci r_ is off-
ering it at a special price of 5.V for
Thursday. This is a rare bargain, and
in addition there is a bargain at the
. Rucker store also for Thursday of
7V6 yards of quilt lining for $1.
Mrs. F. B. Swank is entertaining
FORCED TO DRINK
OUT OF I.
burg" Will be purchased "as is," and ! in honor of Mrs. Hott - grand matron
the chopping win be jone b , , I who is to be a k'\ic-t oi tiie local
cooks and their corps of assitants j > 'lapter of the Eastern Star this
| evening with a 6 o clock -.inner at
her home at 700 Chautauqua avenue,
(seated with Mrs. Swank were Mrs.
i Botts, Mrs. Ollie Wardwell, past
'grand matron; Mr*. \Y L. Fagleton,
past grand matron, Mr-. Hugh jones,
.Mrs. Ben Williams, Mrs. Jack hos-
ier, Mrs. Rea Lindsay, Mrs. G. L.
jVanderpool, Mrs. Frank Myers, Mrs.
Pat Mc Kinney, Mrs. George Giles.
I Mrs. M. L. Winn, Misses Ruby and
I Bonnie Giles, and Miss Foy Runyan.
Students and Teachers
Expelled for Making
Raisin Wine at School
CHICAGO,—Four students and
two teachers at Kemper hall, an ex-
clusive school for young women at
Kenosha, Wis., were expelled Thurs-
day ''for flagrant violation" of school
rules, it became known today. Rev.
Alfred Griffin, rector of Kemper hall,
would not discuss the dismiss .1 ex~
cept to say it was for a violation of
school regulations, but the students
passed out the report the rgirls and
two teachers were found making
Dr. Griffin declined to discuss the
"Moonshining" reports, but denied
a report the girls were dismissed be-
cause they had been gambling with
dice. An order was issued forbiding
students to discuss the dismissal.
CAMPBELL SAYS FRENC
PRINTS WIN PRAISE'
Willard Ca. bell, Journalism In
structor and Publicity Director
of U. O. Makes Good Talk.
Denver Aviator Tells of Thrilling
Experience in Flight to
Denver, Colo.-Lost in the rl^J.
nearly swamped by high and
compelled to dnnk dust v water from
the radiator of the seaplane «iri.
some of the experiences of I I
Moore, chief boatsman, I ♦'
Mn ISpV'iS,t"l? his parents, Dr. and
street re, 01 16" «Mon
nf'Vh•'.'"ember of the crew
o the NL-3, which attempted to makt
the transatlantic flight last ina.rl,
company with three oth
"We practically reached
of I onte Delgado—in the
betore assistance was sent to u
says Moore. "A destroyer came out
to help us, but we refused it*- aj,l
As our flag was hoisted upside down
to signal distress, it was lowered
and righted before the eyes of the
"We had been given up for lose and
when we taxied into harbor we great
ly surprised the American shipi as
well as the natives. All ships were in
full dress, and a 221-gun salute was
tired by the Portuguese troops at
\\ e were taken off the plane and
escourted ashore, where we «i, given
dry clothing and food. We wore
heartbroken to learn that repairs
could not be made to the plane to
enable us to complete our flight to
NORMAN SCOUTS WILL
Appointment of Scout Superisor
Promises Increased Activity
Among Local Troops.
GET THEIRS 6000
Brothers To Be Jailed 10
Banished and Fined 10,000,000
Francs for Part in Pillage
"Journalism in the A. E. F. Uni-
versity in France" was the subject
of a talk by Williard II. Campbell,
senior journalism student and uni-
versity publicity director, before the
Oklahoma university chapter of the
American Journalist's association ye
Campbell was a student in the A.
E. F. university and was also an in-
structor in Industrial Government.
His talk dealt with the expericn
of the Stars and Stripes, official pub-
lication of the A. K. I\, and of th
divisional papers with which he wa
He also explained phases of French
newspaper work and made distill
tions between their methods and
those of American papers. The me-
chanical work of the French printers
in compaison to that of American
composing rooms, taking into con
j sideration their limited facilities, was
Years, j praised.
No use to ask "what's in a name"
in referring to these phantom like
stockings. Any one with half an eye
can rapidly describe the whole works.
Stealing is regarded as a crime, yet
there are times when we decline to
regard it as such. A kiss, for instance.
miens, I-rance.—Ten years confine-
ment, eleven years exile and 10,000,-
I francs fine was the sentence im-
JOIN IN BIS OUTING
during the war and later manager of
factories at Karlsrhue. The court-
martial found him guilty of charges
of organized pillige in eastern France
during the war.
His brother, Herman and Ludwig,
were given the same sentence by de-
1 v idence at the trial showed that
the three brothers systematically des-
troyed French metal plants at Briey,
Rehon, Lanchiers, Miclieville and
Longwy and that it took them two
years to transport 8,000,000 tons of
material to their plant at Karlsruhe.
What they could not take with them
they destroyed in November, 1918.
The defendant pleaded that the
theft and destruction of the property
was by order of the German govern-
ment, but the evidence showed that
he engaged in the undcrtakink on his
Thomas Rowe was chosen as
scout executive of the Boy Scouts of
Norman at a meeting of the local
Scout council held in the basement of
the Presbyterian church Sunday
Rowe ha> been in the scout work
at Oklahoma ( ity for several years
and at present is scoutmaster of an
Indian troop of "boys under the s. out
;ige.'' lie was highly recommended
by J. E. Pershing, chief scout execu-
tive of Oklahoma City.
Rowe was present at the meeting
and told in a very entertaining man-
ner just what scouting meant to ihe
boys. The salary to be paid the scout
executive will be raised by voluntary
subscription by the biuine** men of
The Chamber of Commerce, Rotary
dub and the Lions club are very en-
thusiastic about the movement, says
R. V. Downing, chairman of the com-
mittee to raise the fund, find both
the Rotary club and Lions c^b have
subscribed toward paying the salary
of tiie scout executive.
Flans arc being made by the local
Scout council t<>r the Boy Scouts of
Norman to join t\ie Boy Scouts of
Oklahoma City on their summer
camping trip which the Oklahoma
( ity scouts take every summer.
Here is a two story
business building on
Alain street. This bar-
gain will not be here
long. Come see us about
West Door Odd Fellows Bldg.
PROGRAM TODAY AT THE
William Fox Presents
in a Photoplay of love
in humble lives, inten-
sely human in
A great big human In art photoplay, giving a story
of a girl crook whose heart is white, which shows how
love can redeem the worst of mankind.
Pathe Serial de Luxe
W ith Ruth Roland and
all star cast
A Bulls Eye Comedy
"Her Week End"
With Gale Henry
Coming Friday and Saturday—William Fox pre-
sents William Farnum in his greatest picture "Wings
of the Morning." Absolutely the best picture he has
ever done. Also good comedy and serial.
Louis Gossett, traffic officer of the
police force is still in the University
hospital, where he has been confined
by a fractured ankle, sustained when
his motorcycle skiied and crashed
several days ago.
He is resting comfortably, although
it will be some time before he will be
able to walk, city hall habitues say.
Editors Will Do Lock-Stcp.
Accordjng to programs received
by Norman newspaper men this
week, the editors will spend a day
in the McAlester penitentiary at
their annual convention there on
May 7 and 8. They are to feel the
restraint of prison discipline and
taste of prison fare.
You, after all, are only one of the
common herd. You have to admit that
it is a long time between drinks.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
FOR DILBECK TRIAL
Character and Eye Witnessei Teitify
For Defense in Murder
Court resumed at 3:40 o'clock af-
ter an hour's recess when the de-
fense rested its case. t o. Atty. Tom
' lu-at wood is making his argument
before the jury as we go to press.
Hen Williams will follow for the de-
With the conclusion of the testi-
mony of J. L. Dilbeck at 2:30 o'clock,
the defense in the case rested. A
short recess was granted at the re-
quest ot the county attorney
Several witnesses for both the de-
ense and the state probably will be
called back ana re-examined. This is
expected to take up the entire after-
It is believed that the case will go
to new jury some time late thi§ af-
ternoon or early evening.
The first witness in the State vs.
Tom Dilbeck, charged with the mur-
der of Frank Wolf took the stand
at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and
witnesses have been examined con-
i haracter witnesses were used by
both the defense and state's side of
the case. It is alleged that the testi-
mony of one witness will be stricken
by the testimony of another
fense introduced two eye
witnesses shortly before noon today
b) putting Frank Miller and John
.11 die on the stand.
Miller testified that he was put-
ting air in the tire of his car about
seventy-five feet from tM car in
which Wolf and Delbeck were fight-
ing. He did not think it a serious
affair and did not pay any atten-
tion to the scuffle until another car
driving by stopped and fi woman
exclaimed, "Somebody come stop
these men, they are fighting.''
He then said he looked around for
some one to help him and that he saw
no one. Delbeck had gotten out of
the car by the time he got to it,
he| said. He stayed on the scene un-
til Wolf had been removed.
John Hardie then took the stand
an'd testified along the same lines.
He had been with Miller in the caf
and had come down to tne we^t gar-
age of the Minteer Motor company
to borrow a wrench to remove a
valve cup on Miller's car.
lie asked the mechanic who was
standing in fiont of the garage to
watch the difficulty, and the me-
chanic backed into the house, stat-
ing that "they were in earnest."
Hardie said that he then became in-
terested also and that both of ihcm
went back to the sidewalk. He did
not see anyone else around.
He also heard the woman in the
ear rail for help, he told the j'.trv.
Wolf and Delbeck were # in V\ o'f's
car in the front scat, figMinp. H-r'-e
said. Roth were learning forward,
clinching and hitting each other, he
said in answer to a question of At-
Miller testified that when he siw
Delbeck he was holding a "itn in hit
left hand and a knife in the right.
P. K. Witten, peace officer at Ok-
lahoma City for the p t e'c?ht years,
was a character witness this room-
ing .and also H. L. Sadler, chief of
capitol police, of Oklahoma City.
A short session of court held 1-st
niuht adjourned before 9 n'rlork. The
trial will be resumed tonight for an-
other short session.
TODAYS GRAIN PRICES.
The Norman Milling & Gram com-
pany quotes prices today on grain as
Wheat No. 2 $2.20
Oats _$ .70
Wednesday and Thursday
KATHERTNF. MACDONALD IN
"The Beauty Market"
NOTE: We will show this wonderful production, which costs us- three, times., the
amount of the usual picture, at the regular prices of 10c and 20c. Seldom is a picture
of this magnitude shown outside the larger cities By chance alone was it possible
for us to get this picture, and it was too good to let get by—you'll like it, and it's
our treat to you at 10c and 20c.
Don't fail to see this wonderful picture, where shrewd and radi-
ant women challenge the game of conquest; where men of wealth
barter gold for wives whose entrance fees of gowns and social rank
are bought with suitor's gifts pawned for cash. Where the richest
buyer bids highest. A game in which women find the greater prize
for which they pay, and pay with a prize that the public derides with
scorn and sneers.
Also Mack Sennett in a good two-reel Comedy— Love's False Faces."
An exceptional Program at regular prices — 10c and 20c.
Starts at 1 p. m. promptly—continuous to 11. p. m.
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