The Norman Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 112, Ed. 1 Sunday, September 17, 1922 Page: 2 of 12
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THE NORMAN TRANSCRIPT—NORMAN, OKLAHOMA
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got all the power, and Mellon all the
money. Rockefeller all the oil and me
the patched trousers, for ever and
for ever. Amen.
Tuesdays, Thursdays end Sunday Mornings
Entered as second class matter at the
Poitoffice, Norman, Oklahoma, January 2.
1914, under act of Congress.
Member Oklahoma Press Assuciation.
HE STANDS FOR JUSTICE
_.In securing Judge C. C Smith of
the 11th judicial district to sit on the
bench here during the absence of
Judge W. L. Eagleton, Norman just-
ly feels proud in getting the services
of a jurist of the skill, knowledge,
and experience in legal matters, that
the Guthrie jurist has.
Judge Smith seems to have a
knack for dispensing justice. He
presides over the court in a fair and
impartial manner, giving a square
deal to everyone concerned, and in
such a way thut even the lowing
party takes no exceptions. In civil
matters the Guthrie jurist is an ar-
bitrator of rare merit, he hears and
determines a case, and hands down
his decision with an accuracy known
only to those better versed in the
legal science. In criminal matters
Judge Smith is considerate but firm,
lenient but yet rigid. He nasses sen-
tence upon the merits of anv par-
ticular case and when considerate ns
have been made, h's opinion is un-
Judge Smith has heard three mur-
der cases and a multitude of import-
ant civil matters while on the benh
here this time and the court records
in each case bear out these facts.
Judge Smith is the democratic
nominee for District luduc in Logan
and Payne counties. With the rec-
ord that he has established and with
his enemies conceding him to be
one of the best judges in the state
his friends feel assured of a victory.
The members of the Cleveland
Ccunty Bar association are loud in
their praise of Judge Smith. It
would be a loss to the state, the
democratic and republican barristers
alike, to lose the services of so com-
petent a jurist as he has shown him-
self to be. The republicans of Nor-
man showed the right spirit when
they joined in giving Judge Smith
the rousing praise he is unquestion-
ably entitled to. A follower of any
party, regardless of its nature, would
do anything but demean himself by
supporting Judge. Smith,_ and re-
electing him to the position which he
has so openlv and impartially upheld
in name of fairness and justice
to everyone concerned.
"oh lord/hear me"
Times could be better and money
Everybody knows that.
A ?d ritr' in the midst of the trials
and tribulations of present times,
come- a McClain county farmer with
a prayer. Ar. att mpt to better con-
ditions at keasf orarily is the evi-
dent motive .ie man's message.
With hi amission the prayer fol-
Lord, I am only a McClain county
farmer. Thou knowest that when
wheat was $2.00 per bushel and I had
Hour and sugar in the house and cake
and pie every time I wanted it I wa^
not satisfied and voted for a change.
Thou k'nowest that I wore a Harding
badge and a Burson button and was
faithful in all things to the G. O. P.
Even so thou knowest that I believed
in the dawn of a new day and that
wool would advance in price, that
I would get $3.00 'or wheat and 20
cents for my pork. Lord, two years
have gone by never to return and I
am too poor to buy the 'necessary
Rockefeller for my Henry, but still
I wear a Harding badge but it's on
the seat of my overalls. O Lord, I
am thankful for one thing and that is
that Harding has been able to make
jack rabbits taste good in summer
time. I pray thee that thou will
keep them replenished so that I shall
•not want. I am glad, O Lord, that
thou has prospered the railroads and
that they have been able to keep up
their freight when my corn would not
pay the expense of gathering, and I
pray thee that thou will continue to
uphold Mellon that he may be able
to collect for years interest on the
funds of his own bank account, for it
is a righteous course. Teach me to
pray: Our father who art in Wash-
ington, Hardi'ng be his name; his
kingdom come, his will be done even
to beating the soldiers out of a bonus.
Give us each day our daily corn
bread that Wilson tried to make us
eat for two years and Harding had
us eating it in three months, and lead
us not into temptation to vote for a
democrat for president for Hardi-ng
The water trough near the court
house is beinir forgotten. C:\rs have
been selling like hot-cakes in Cleve-
land county in the past few vears as
in other parts of the state, and yet
horses are not a thing of the past.
Every farmer in this county does
not cc-me to town in a car. Many
of them who own autos bring fartn
products to Norman to sell on the
streets. Many drive here in wagons
and buggies when they come to shop
or to visit.
In the past the farmers have been
watering their stock at the trough
near the courthouse, when they
drove their teams to. town. Only
recently this trough has been for-
gotten. No water has been kept in
it for several weeks
Farmers complained Saturday of
not having a olace to carry their
stock to water. There is plenty of
water in Norman and the farmers
of the county should share in its use.
Turning the water on at the public
water trough is a most insignificant
thing, in a way, and yet to be de-
prived of such a watering place
means more than a little to any one
having teams in the city. Some one's
loafing on the job.
Wake up! After all, its the little
things that count.
"Shall I Tell?"
MARY GI^MWA BONDER.
As the hoy and girl adventurers
were enting In the Hospitality ho-
tel they heard n
great noise on the
steps. The night-
"'But you shall!
You shall!" Then
thi* door opened
Tlie boy and
girl looked at the
night - watchman.
He was a wonder-
fully nice looking
person. In fact he
was smiling und
his eyes were
lie looked so kind-
ly and so friendly
they couldn't Im-
agine his doing
for a night-watchman at all.
"But we don't want to bother you,"
came the voices.
"Nonsense," said the night-wnlch-
nmn. "do 1 have to show you my night
"Gracious," thought the boy, "he is
a stern one if he has a night stick."
Then many people followed the
night-watchman into the rociu.
They were woodland people of all
"Welcome, welcome, welcome," came
from the brownies.
"Welcome, welcome, welcome," said
Sir Heart) Cordiality, and the hoy and
the girl said:
"Welcome, welcome, welcome."
"But everyone seems so pleasant,"
said the girl aloud. She had been
thinking this so hard to herself that
she forgot and spoke about it with-
out meaning to.
"But why not?"
"Why not?" a^k<
"Well," said the
ERECTED BY NORMAN
Eight Local Concerns Took Hand
In Build>ng One Of Best Shows
All work on the Billings theatre
was completed Saturday night with
the exception of a few interior im-
provements, the management of the
playhouse announced Saturday.
All materials and labor used in the
construction of the theatre was pro-
cured in Norman in so far as pos-
sible and the manner in which the
corts.truttion of the building was
handled and the equipping «of the
place carried on is an attribute to
the Norman businesses who took
part in the completion of the show.
Josh Billings, owner and manager of
the show, declared Saturday.
R. L. Pierson and Sons of this
city had charge of all contracting
work on the new theatre. These
Norman contractors assumed charge
of the contracting end of the big job
early in the summer.
The jolly brothers to whom the
plastering contract was let have only
recently completed the work there.
I hey declare that the finishing job is
one of the best in the city and those
wiio have viewed the building agree
The interior and exterior painting
work ol l\ S. Davis, local artist, is
declared by those who have inspect-
ed the new tlnatre to be a class of
workmanship that any much larger
city could well boast of having. Mr.
Davis was in charge" of all the dec-
: orating and paintin.r and did much
of the work himself.
The electrical wiring of the Bil-
lings theatre was done by the lilack-
ert Electric company of this city.
The electrical contract called for not
only the wiring but the electric light-
ing effects in the theatre as.well.
I he wiring of a picture house is said
by experts to he one of the hardest
kinds of electrical jobs that can be
| attempted. Billings believes his
show has as good electrical equip-
ment as any house in this part of the
The sheet metal work on the new
theatre was done by Walsh and Wit-
tie and is said b\ Mr. Billings to be
excellent. The Marquis front which
was done by the sheet metal workers
has been the source of no small
amount of praise The interior work
has been dompleted.
The seats in the new Billings thra-
trc were probably selected with
more care than anv other one acces-
sory, the management stated. All
seats were furnished by the Meyer
and Meyer furniture company and:
are said to be the best on the mar-
ket. In addition to this the Meyer
and Meyer company placed all oth-
er furniture, draperies, and liueoleum
used by Mr. hillings.
Hardware furnishings were sup-
plied by the Lewis and Taylor hard-
ware company. These supplies while
not as conspicious as many other
things used in the theatre were elect-
ed with the same care and demand-
ed 110 small part of the attention of
the etjnippers of tlie place.
The heating plant will be installed
by the .McCoy Heating company.
All equipment used in the heating
system, including the furnace, is be-
ing handled through Mr. McCoy.
Steam heat will be used.
small quantity of intoxicants on the
premises of T. Lambright, south of
the university campus Friday morn-
About one and a half gallons of
corn whiskey! and seven quarts of
grape wine were found buried in small
quantities in the orchard near the
house, it is alleged. The officers also
discovered tfie caps of two small
stills but tlie comrensers themselves
were not found, they report. It is
believed that they were hidden in the
weeds somewhere near the house.
Lambright was not at home but
returned after the officers left and
came to Norman Saturday morning
and gave himself over to the county
authorities. He was then placed in
custody with the federal agents.
lie had been under bond for six
weeks charged with the transportation
and sale of intoxicants and had placed
himself constantly under suspicion
because of reports concerning drunk-
en ibrawls and oft-repeated rumors
concerning hilarious dances at the
home of Lambright, county officers
This is the first raid in two years
that the county officials have had
federal assistance, NeWblock said.
The investigations will continue since
it is rumored that another search was
made successfully Friday near Nor-
If a loose nut or bolt slips into
the drip pan it is wise to immedi-
ately locate wjhcrc it .belongs and
Motor truck production continues
to gain. The output for W22 should
approximate 300,000, a gain of near-
ly 90 per cent over 1921.
Transcript want ads pay.
AT WORK IN COUNTY
Sheriffs Office Now Getting First
Federal Assistance in Two Years;
Made Raid Friday
Sheriff W. H. Xcwblock, assisted
by federal officers Kllison and Tuck- j
cr of Oklahoma City, uncovered a I
It's toasted. This
one extra process
gives a delightful
quality that can
not be duplicated
Just to Remind You-
Those Baby Pictures
Photographs preserve for you
the ever changing sweetness
We have just added to our equipment a de-
vice which supplies light of sufficient bright-
ness to allow for instanteous photographs.
We can now take baby's picture quickly and
with assurance of getting just the pose you
Telephone for appointment.
122 East M;ain
"Truby Photos Are the Best"
asked Sir Hearty
d the night-watch-
girl, who felt she
should at least explain whnn she had
spoken, "you all made so much noise,
mid you. Mr. Night Watchman, spoke
of your night stick. 1 supposed you
were guarding the hotel and thut you
were having trouble with these people.
Sir Hearty Owl in Ury spoke of you us
doubtless having trouble."
"That's so. 1 did," said Sir Hearty
Cordiality, laughing hard. K very one
else was laughing.
"Of course you misunderstood me.
nud why shouldn't you? It was my
fnult. I didn't explain matters at
all well. I o you know why we have
"To protect the hotel and its prop-
erly." said the boy promptly.
"Oh no, oh no," said the night-watch-
man. And then turning to Sir Hearty
Cordiality, he said:
"gfrall I tell them or stall rotif
"You toll them while I see that
these newcomers are served with
soup," said Sir Hearty Cordiality. And
as he said so he beckoned to the new-
comers to sit dowfi, ami the table
once more seemed to grow so that
there was plenty of room for them.
"You spoke of your night-stick," said
the boy, who wanted to hear every-
thing the night-
watchman had to
do. It sounded
like such a dan-
gerous and thrill-
"I'm afraid I'll
you," said the
night - watchman,
If you're looking
for great excite-
ment only. But 1
will say that I
think I'll be a sur-
prise to you. I
look mild enough,
and that doubt-
less greatly sur-
"It did," said
"Well. I am on the different roofs
and around the hotel at night to urge
people to accept our hospitality. I am
not guarding the property, I am ask-
ing folks and passers-by and friends
to put up here for i*< night. I'm see-
ing that folks aren't left out in the
cold. And if by any chance we should
get tilled up here-—though the hotel
is enormous and it can grow, too—
there is always a cottaue or two along
the road which will help out.
"But mj night-stick was puzzling
you. I'll tell you about it.
"When folks protest and tell me
they're not going to put us out, and nil
sorts of things. I have to show my night-
stick and wave It about.
"On it. as you may see, these words
are cut into the wood:
"'Hospitality we love to show,
"'So stop and rest ere forward you
"Look at my night-stick," he said.
So the boy and the girl looked at the
night-watchman's hospitable night-
The class optimist foresees a rain-
how after every class storm, and confi-
dent^ expects the "pot of gold" at the
end thereof; but the class pessimist
refuses to believe there is a rainbow
anywhere even after she finds the "pot
of gold!"—Girl's Companion.
The really pleasing completeness of beau-
tiful interiors i> after the hanging (if har-
monious curtains and draperies.
And, true, too, the hanging of beautiful,
though inexpensive draperies, which are in
harmony with your furnishings, makes more
A representative from our Drapery depart-
ment, without obligation on your part, will
come to your home and advise with you
about appropriate draperies for your home.
Things New in Drapery
Cretonnes and Repps suitable for over-
Silks, Velours and Terry Cloth with \
the new nets ior glass curtains in tlie
living and dining rooms .
Of More Than Usual Interest
For This Week
Ruffled ( urtains made of Swiss, Marquis
ette and Grenadine
AT A REDUCTION OF
To appreciate the cordial en-
vironment which predominates
at this furniture store necessi-
tates a visit.
MEYER <V MEYER
?JoEast Main Telephone 0,
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