The Norman Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 41, Ed. 1 Tuesday, April 4, 1922 Page: 2 of 4
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THK NOXMAN 1'ftAWSCRlpT—?\|QRMAN. OKLAHOMA
DREAM OF COURT CLERK COMES
TRUE WHEN SPOOK ENTERS VAULT
April Fool's day may hold
it • treasured lore tor many and
may furnish laughter to erstwliilr
pranksters, but tlure is always
a poat and someone must pay
heavily for the plotted mean-
ness of others. Vivan George
has paid off, and he was the
weirdest visits from spooks, and
visions of a heartless office
breaker who stole from Cleve-
land county her vast store of
treasured records and relies, was
what prepared Vivan for his
April Fool day's visit to his of-
fice. This dream he had, and thi>
dream lie confided to wife early
before breakfast in spite of her
protestations. What cared he
for mythical lore of old about
dreams told before breakfast
coming true? Let it be >o for
he was a man, and an of heal 01
lie enter his office, nothing
strange within. 11 e advances to
his vault door which had so
plainily been before his very eyes
on the night before while un-
der the spell of that nauseating
nightmare. Ah, mystery herself
was in evidence. Ghost-like
finger prints were apparent,
and only too true the bewilder-
ed clerk realized that the com-
bination before his eyes was oth-
er than he had left. Someone
had tampered with his sale.
Could it be possible that warn-
ing in his •sleep had been sent
like was the case with the Wise
Men ot old? No, he didn't be-
iic\e in spooks or the like,
that s only imagination, mused
the official, as with trembling
fingers he gave the twist that
told the talc and bared our coun-
Could he believe his eyes?
There leaning cfttistially against
th- opposite, si !« o the recess
v'l- none ether thai the large
rot:/i, ani! *• i: outline of
a mun. U.-bert Y hires with a
snarl curled over his lips and a
cold ^tare issuing from his
nake-liUe eyes, was what the
;altering dreamer had discerned
ns wiih a rub across his sleepy
?ycs he tried to make the phan-
tom vanish. But it would not.
There he was, the man of his
dreams. Consternation, astonish-
ment and then almost c< llapse ran
thrown the clerk's system like
electricity through a wire. He
wheeled about, seeking cover in
a vain effort to induce his ad-
versary to take the offensive.
But he could not. Silence was
his only answer, but that was
enough for \ ivian George.
The remaining county offi-
cial- blocked hi-, retreat. With
threatening laughter they had
watched his every action. "April
Fool's Day,'' was their answer.
Vivian has revived.
The ma nwas undressed and
following facts made public by
George Saturday. Ernest Helms
furnished the overcoat, P. K.
Norris the stilts and stuffing ex-
celsior. and Lydia Briggs the
campaign hat and overalls.
❖ QUESTION *
••• Docs this Class favor the v
+ playing of polo, baseball and v
* like sports in the vicinity on the
*•" Sabbath day. v
Every new organization comes in
to existance because of a need for it.
There i> a definite need for the Lay-
man s Alliance. This need became
apparent ill Norman when some nu n
saw so many ways in which both
layman preacher and officer had In
conic negligent, and were making no
concerted action to maintain the
high ideals which Norman should.
Efficiency was a much used word
during the war and it always decei-
ves emphasis. What is more worthy
of the highest efficiency than that
which has to do with the charaster
and destiny of man? We belie
that the churches' efficiency will be
the Laymans uniting to discuss
their commit problem* and acting
in unison to accomplish their
The Laymen's Alliance is int
dcnominal and represcnttive; each
adult bible class ha\ing dclcir:itc^
Great responsibilities and po lbili-
ties lie in such an Organization. Wha
we accomplish depends on the at
titude of the membership of the
churches The church i- not the
precahers enterprise, but the L \
men's enterprise, too many mem
bers hold the view that the preacher
is hired to preach and do their pray
ing and make their church a si:. ,
We may erect anil maintain church
es, and hire ministers, but its suc-
cess depends on our united effort to
nieet its problems and n tintaiti tin
cause for which it stands. If ue
admit frankly that we thin!, i
churches of Norman are &• good or
better than the average in our laud
we have no grounds to boast. Let us
not dare to rock ourselves to sleep
in snug contentment with the
thought that \\, are as good or h
tor than other towns, our uuilts art
to man)- our evils too glaring, our
successes tco meager lor us to re-
The program of i'i • Laymen's \l-
liance for higher standard* o. moral
and civic righteousness in Norman
cotnes from the churches: yet tic
greatest hindrances we meet arc
from the church people, let t>s ax-
plain. Norman has many retired
farmers, doctors, lav y'ers and ah
ther too many retired church tliun-
bers who have been active in other
fields, but who are now resting
sweetly on past achievements.
They are sticking aroui d but are
not working at the job They are
too many more who attend (fauces
and send their children to dancing
schools, have card partie in their
homes and wiio are concern', d about
everything else except i'u <_
ditions which surround then
are the last ones i 1 the world
sor a movement for rightc
If those who love tht da
card table will prove t
these things make them nJ
ous and ifficient in lighting
will gladly acknowledge our
Other church members hinder our
work by purchasing ice, bread meat,
ice cream and such thiuj.s on il
Sabbath, doing unnecessary labor,
looking after bu:inc.s, joy-rid ng and
using the Sabbath as a holiday in-
stead of a holy day. Mow can we
expect other people to respect the
Sabbath and obey the laws of the
state and God if the church members
They may have thoughtlessly
drifted into these habits, but the
inconsistencies and their imliffer.
am es to thi work of tlu diurcli
and its preai licrs k greatly hindered.
I his ought to cause us to blush with
l ame. Is the church really work-
ing at the job of bringing the world
to its redeemer.
The Lamcn's Alliance desires to
give pep and efficiency to the forces
or rightousness in Norman. We
cull oil all church members to sweep
their own yards ot\ their late clutter-
ed with unchristian practices and be
ready to work with us in the for-
ward movement for the cleaning up
<>t' Norman. We invite every one
who loves truth and virture to stand
with us in the fight to make Nor-
man the pride of the state.
Much that passes for
deuce is mere impudence.
101'R room house and bath for
rent. II'J North Porter. 41-2t*
HKDROOMS—For two men in room
*2.00 each; one man in room $4.00
:>er week. 'Board, if desired, $f>.50
ncr week. Close ill. I'hone 657-J.
—A Real Opportunity—
Why not go into a profitable, rap-
idly growing business for yourself?
One ot th'* foremost manufacturers
of autf nobile storage battries (one
of the Big I our) has an opening to
establish an exclusive, distributing
agency in Norman, < )klahoma. The
battery is well known, nationally ad-
vertised. is standard equipment on
many popular cars, and is guranteed
by a company with a long establish-
ed reputation. We will teach you
the bu-iiness and extend the aid of I
a powerful sales organization. With
a small investment you can build a '
permanent business that will make
you independent. Your inquiry in-
volves no obligation and will be con-
sidered confidential. For details I
write to Walter W. Hawkins, 17 |
Broadway Circle. Oklahoma City
Oklahoma. 41-2ta* |
II I*.MS I n ( 111 \(i and Picoting at-
tachment; lits any sewing machine
easily adjusted. I Vice $2.50 deliv-
ered. with full instructions. Ciem
novelty Lo., Box 1031 Corpus Christi,
MRS. S. S. WATERS—Spirella Cor-
setiere. 219 East Boyd. Phone
I'OR SALE—Furnished or unfurn-
ished modern house—5 rooms,
sleeping porch, paved streets, fur-
nace. easy terms. 530 Chautauqua.
Phone 705. 41-3t*
WAX r TO H EAR From owner
having farm for sale; give particu-
Iras and lowest price. John J. Black.
< >klahoma street, Chippewa Falls.
1'OR RENT- l ive room
street. J. \\. Linton.
ROOMS I'OR Rl NT—Furnished or
unfurnished. Phone 302-R.
FOR RIM (,
i'OR SALE Imperial Ringlet. Bar-
red Rock, Thompson Strain—egg-
for hatching—$2.50 per 15. Phom
<>70 or call at 219 West Eufaula. \\'.
M. Watson. 40-2t*
FOR SALE Some well located va-
vant lots for sale cheap— \ seven
room bungalow priced to s_U—Some
acerage for truck farming nasona-
ble. A new Tulsa car tha* will get
you there—Let us show yon—Brad-
bury and Bryan 40-21*
as nurse tfirl—
R. V. 525—-
VI \RLI\G SHORTHORN BULL
-For sale. High bred, good indi-
vidual. Cheap. M. P. McNaniee,
Norman, Phone 806-R. 41 -3t*
FOR SALE—Upright piano in good
condition. Terms reasonable.
Belle J. Vickery, 40-2t*
FOR SALE—Pure Cane seed—$1.50
per 100 pounds—Charlie Brock-
haus, One mile east of Johnson Cor
FOR REN T—50 ai^es o| farm land
and HO acres grass. Two miles
from Norman. F. J. McGinley.
t « 16-tf
SEVERAL—Good young Shorthorn
bulls for sale at reasonable price
at Cedardale farm. Chas Laucr
F( >R RENT—Two bedrooms
board if desired, 20/ W. Apache,
phone 39-J. 39-3t*
. i I Inutl RillinP'c
PER CENT pays interest and
principal in 33 years. Major Kidd
secretary. ' 36-tf;
Direction Josh Billings
TWO DAYS STARTING
I URNJSHED ROOMS — Light-
housekeeping. Prefer all summer!
renter. 430 Lahoma. Phone. 388-R.
t all after 4 p. m. 41-3t* ,
l ()R RENT—Furnished room. Four
blocks south of 1'irstJ National i
first house west, with good garden
TAKEN UP—four and one l.alf
miles east of Moore, one black
pony with white spot in forehead
and one white hind foot. Owner may
get in touch with pony by notifying
First National Bank, Moore, Okla.
FOR SALE—Small Jersey cow and '
heifer calf. Corner Porter and
Syinmes. L. If. Goodrich. 41-2t*
i OR TRADE—Large team marcs
(good workers) for a Ford car-
roadster preferred. Address W. D.
care Transcript. 41-2t*
LOST—Key ring with 5 keys and
name plate with engraving re-
turn to Nola V. Helms, 524 S. Web-
ster and get reward." Return to
City Hall. Reward. 41-2t*
WAN I ED—Nice second hand furni- i
turc. Address "M" care of the Tn > j
scrpit. 41 2t*
We arc offering a 20
per cent discount 011 all
stock goods for one week
beginning Monday, April
We must have more
room for our new spring
Xo discount on less
1 than $1 purchase.
Nothing reserved ex-
cept Newcomb Pottery.
In the Basement of the
RULDJNG & I.OAN MONEY
Best rates. W. W. McCulbough
Have you had that
\\ ith roads in bad condition the extra strain was
too much lui" the motor—then something went
wrong and it was necessary to phone the garage
to come and pull you in.
Probably the real cause of the trouble was not
that the motor lacked power, bt^t was because of
the inharmonious workings of other mechanical
parts of your car, causing an overstrain 011 improp-
erly adjusted parts.
Place your car in our care—make this garage re-
sponsible fur the mechanical
perfection of its
Main at Crawford Telephone 3G4
ft'om the Novel by
A Brilliant Se'snick Revival
of one of the molt refreshing
A Hall Roo.-n Boys Comedy
At Regular Prices
Kiddies 10c Adults 25c
\\/rc think about homes every
T ? day; just like you do.
^ 011 will find it quite interesting
to come to our New I lome often
and look at the Lifetime Furni-
ture on display.
Don t just plan on coming only
when you have something to buy.
W e are constantly getting in new
aUrac-ive Lifetime Furniture and
I lome Furnishings as well as dra-
peries to show you.
•pni'.kl. I>, at some time or other, one important gift that
is un< cr consideration.
Admission 15c and 35c
A Picture T
With a Wonderful
All Star Cast
J— •J"-" 1 m ■ IIBIMMI mi a
be nn indebtedness to a friend; a birthday
-'incnt gift, a bridal gift.
intended to brim
surprise and happine
ncasion; something that will become
remembra ice for the years to come.
■ riday morning we will
have a shipment of frer,h cat-
fish. Phone your order early.
DRESSED POULTKY '
J'or the Sunday Dinner.
Telephone us what you want
and it will be delivered
when you want it—prompt-
ly, courteously and with our
assurance that it will be sat-
: ore—the Home of Lifetime Furniture—is ade-
quately pi -pared to assist you in a gift of permanent value.
Beautiful pieces of fuurniture, bookstands, bird cages,
* J]'m 'rorB ifiits that a home-maker will thoroughly ap-
THAT SAVORYl SMELL
Meyer & Meyer
ne Lik'tiiue l-'urniture Store
Coming from a good roast well roasted is
11 d you a tender, juicy roast lik,
be cut just right, nicely rolled and all read
U hen erved you will be delighted with it - ■
Our exclusive market will afford vou the
and at prices which cannot be duplicated el
„^°?e..--.Z0ur. ordcr- Try this new market.
place in the roa.-4ing p,
^ cry best in all kinds
'I lie delivery is a
cal'bccauseV"youUni?^edCthe°flrst!>dc'hvcry'."r0m',t^' Th^ ^btc vilh Z
DIJRKFE \ BOYD
-KCJ.UStVL MEATS, OYSTEKS, FISH AND POULTRY
307 East Main
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