The Norman Transcript. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 52, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 19, 1912 Page: 1 of 14
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1 he Norman Transcript.
J. J. BURKE, Editor.
A Live Republican Newspaper—Devoted to the Best Interests of Norman and Cleveland County.
NORMAN, CLEVELAND COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER • 9, 1912.
R. A. BRIGHAM, Publisher.
PROSPECTS VERY ENCOURAGING
FOR A PROSPEROUS
AT OKLAHOMA CITY FROM SEP-
TEMBER 24TH TO OCTOBER
1200 STUDENTS EXPECTED "IB PREPARATIONS MADE
Many New Faces Among the Faculty
and Many New Students to
The fall semester of the State
University of Oklahoma will be-
gin next Tuesday, September
24th, and there is every evidence
and prospect that it will be by
far the most successful year in
the history of the institution.
Registraar Newby looks for an
enrollment of at least 1200, and
from all parts of Oklahoma comes
new students. The town is al-
ready filling up, and desirable
roomsand homes are at a pre-
President Brooks has greatly
strengthened the faculty, secur-
ing the services of some of the
best known educators of the
country, making the State Uni-
versity one of the recognized
high-class institutions of the
Several new faces will be seen
among the members of the facul-
ty of the University, including
Dr. W. W. Phelan, professor of
psychology and director of the
school of teaching; Prof. Charles
H. Stocking, dean of the school
of pharmacy; Prof. Warren A.
Seavey, professor of law, and
Burton F. Tanner, instructor in
English and public speaking.
In addition, there will be sev-
eral members formerly connect-
ed with the university, who have
been away on leave of absence
or otherwise employed, including
John C. Darling, physical direct-
or Charles Francois Giard, head
of the piano department of the
school of fine arts, and A. C. Par-
sons. highschool visitor and pro-
fessor of secondary education.
Dr. Phelan comes from Baylor
university, where he has been
head of the school of education,
professor of philosophy and di-
rector of the summer term, and
is considered one of the leading
educators of the south. Profes-
sor Stocking is from Kalamazoo,
Mich., where he was a special
chemist and drug analyst for a
drug manufacturing company.
Professor Seavey last year was
a lecturer in pleading at Harvard
university and for five years was
head of the law school of the Im-
perial university at Tientsin,
Another addition to Norman
circles is D. F. McClelland of
Ohio Wesley university, who suc-
ceeds J. J. McConnell as Young
Men's Christian association sec-
retary. He and Professor Phelan
arrived in Norman Friday.
Everything Ready to Instruct and
Entertain All tl.e People of the
The sixth annual Oklahoma
State fair and Exposition, Okla-
homa City, September 24 to Oc-
tober 5, is ready to instruct and
entertain all the people of the
state of Oklahoma and the en-
tire south-west. The sixty odd
buildings and barns, the 160
acres of ground snd every de-
tail in connection with Oklaho-
ma's greatest enterprise, are in j
the pink of condition for the op- j
ening on Tuesday, September
Wisdom of the management j
in putting up large and com-1
modious buildings, is exemplifi-
ed as never before. Every de-
partment is bigger and better |
and there will not be one foot of
vacant space. In fact Secre-
tary I. S. Mahan now faces the
problem of caring for the larg-
est number of county exhibits
ever before assured. It is bare-
ly possible that some of the ag-
ricultural displavs may have to
be placed in some building other [
than the immense agricultural
building. This means that there !
is every indication that the coun-1
ty exhibits will be one of the J
strongest features of the 1912
State Fair and Exposition.
The main Exposition building}
will be literally bulging out
with handsome and costly dis-
plays of merchants and manu-
IS NOT THIS THE TRUTH?
The head of one of Boston's largest dry-goods
houses and a keen student of economic conditions
makes the following unique and original analysis
of the high cost of living: "The problem of the
high cost of living seems to me to simmer down
to the proposition that demand for luxuries in the
United States has been and is still increasing fast-
er than the productiveness of labor. The problem
|;rows more acute each year and in fact each
month because that state of affairs continues.
"Up to about ten years -ago this statement
would not hold true. The productiveness of la-
bor had for years nearly kept apace with the in-
crease in the demand for luxuries. Since Ark-
wright invented the cotton loom in 1775, the pro-
ductiveness of labor has probably increased 1000
times and it would take the 90,000,000-odd people
of America ten years to make one year's supply of
cloth were they dependent on the methods of 137
"Now up to the past decade this great and tre-
mendous increase in the productiveness of labor
brought by revolutionary inventions wa"S able to
offset the corresponding increase in the demand
for luxuries and no trouble arose over high prices.
"Butnowths s tuation isdifferent. Since theearly
part of this century there has been absolntely no
increase in the productiveness of labor, but on the
other hand, there has been a decrease. This has
been due to three causes: few inventions, reduc-
tion of hours of labor, and an inefficient working
spirit. But the demand for luxuries persists and
so prices rise.
"Under luxuries it is virtually necessary to in-
clude time-wasting, sports, a/nusements, automo-
biling, extravagant clothing etc. It is apparent
to anyone that the demand for vacations, sports
and an easier life in general is constantly on the
increase. That is what is primarily meant by
"Now the only way to meet this ever growing
demand is to increase production or the produc-
tiveness of labor. But how is that to be brought
obout? The era of inventions is virtually over
and the efficiency of the individual is constantly
being undermined. The only solution would nat-
urally be to increase the actual number of labor-
ers, but the United States can Vfeed them."
AND MORE MONEY PRIZES AND
PREMIUMS THAN ANY OTHER
H. JACOBS LEAVES TODAY WITH
HIS FINE EX-
AT W. II. W. ENCAMPMlNT A MAGNIFICENT SOWING
Sure Covered Themselves and Their
Town with Glory—Done Them-
MEMBERS OF THE TEAM.
Leo Gorton, captain.
N. I. Somers.
The above named, comprising
the W. O. W. team of Norman
Lodge, who went to Muskogee
last week to attend the four-
state encampment and compete
for prizes, returned Wednesday
with their banners flying, hav-
ing captured the much-prized
silver loving cup and more pre-1 past three years and has always
miums and cash prizes than all won a prize. In 1910 the county
Every One Should Visit the Exhibit
and Boost for Norman and Cleve-
H. H. Jacobs, who has been
unceasing in his efforts to get
a good selection of good farm
products for the state fair, has
all the preliminary arrangements
made and will leave today with
his exhibit for Oklahoma City
where he will begin to arrange
his display at the fair grounds.
Mr. Jacobs is enthusiastic over
the prospects of getting the cov-
eted prize at the fair, as he has
some of the best samples of pro-
ducts that has ever been placed
on exhibit. His fruit is all large
and sound and his farm products
of every variety show up in fine
shape. It is certainly a fine col-
lection and is conclusive evi
dence as to what Cleveland
county can do under ordinary
circumstances. He had 300 lbs.
of cotton picked and pressed in-
to a small bale which will be
unique and make a splendid
showing along with the other
Mr. Jacobs has represented
Cleveland county at the fair the
H. L. Sadler Enters Cotton Market
City Marshall H. L. Sadler has
Dr. Brooks to Tell of University
| the rest of the companies put
together. They certainly did
themselves, their town and their
lodge "Proud" in every accep-
tation of that term, and have
been busy receiving the com
while still another building is for
bees and honey, culinary and
pantry stores. Minerals will be
shown in one entire building and
past Norman has suffered from
what was commonly known as a
, . ... .... . . A new club known as the Uni- mendations and congratulations
iactures. A special building is, entered the cotton n.arket in , versity Club ha? been organized, i()*the citizens. It was a great
devoted to the dairy^ interests | Norman and proposes to see that1 for the purpose of boosting for j advertisement for Norman, the
wmlp still nnnthpr hmlriincrla fur the farmers gets every cent his i the University, and it is sure to ! State University town, and for
cotton is worth. For a few years j prove a great benefit not only to 1the Norman W. O. W. lodge of
the University but to Norman as |so"?,e ^ members.
well. With the whole state boost-1 1 he first P^ze they got, and
ing for the institution much and |one most especially contested by
lasting good will be accomplish- uveI*y one of tlie 52 or more com"
ed i panies comprising the batallion,
Some of the things which the was the blue ribbon for Disci-
University expects to accomplish jP'me. This was for best ap-
this year in way of increased en- pearance of quarters,cleanliness,
rollment and other features of! Promptness at formation, and
school work will be told to mem- military bearing of the men. It
bers of the club at Oklahoma City was certainly a feather in their
including alumni and former , caP that of a" the whole fifty-
the automobile and vehicle cotton trust, many farmers from
building will be crowded. Daily f thjs locality taking their cotton
demonstrations and tests will be to Noble and other sister towns
made in the Cement building and there receiving a much bet-
and two thousand chickens will j ter prjce than was being paid in
be seen in the poultry build- j Norman. It seems that hereto-
mg The mammoth live stock fore Wm. Morgan has had corn-
pavilion and all the barns for plete control of the cotton market
here and the price the local b
ers paid was governed by tlie „
price Mr. Morgan paid them, and students of the state university, ;two comPanies they were first
no other buyer could be persuad-
cattle. horses, swine, sheep, etc.
are literally running over. There
is every indication that it will be
the greatest State Fair and Ex-
position in history. I ed to enter his territory in com-
1 here will not be a dull mo- j petition. Many efforts have been
ment for the crowds in the: made to relieve the situaiion but
grand stand at the Exposition, to no effect. However, no one
nor anywhere in the 160 acres of j blames Mr. Morgan personally,
ground. The managers have se-1 for would certainly be a poor
took first prize and last year
second prize. The people have
been more liberal in their sup-
port than heretofore, feeling
that this is one of the best ad-
vertisements the county can
When you attend the fair be
sure to pay close attention to the
Cleveland county exhibit. Take
your friends around and show
them what this county can pro-
duce. and lose no time in boost-
ing for Norman and Cleveland
at a meeting of the club, which jin,the most strenuously contest-
will held there Tuesday night at! ed contest.
8 o'clock at the Chamber of Com- Then they eot first for best aP"
merce assembly room. Dr. Strat- Pearance in the Military Parade,
ton D. Brooks, now president of when the whole fifty-two com-
the university, will be the in- panies passed in review before a
formjnt on these things, and an I reviewing stand, before three
cured at a big expense, some of businessman to seek competition interesting address to all persons military men of renown asjud-
the best vaudeville attractions j when he has the .field to himself ; interested in the university is
in the United States, and these —it wouldn't be human nature J assured.
together with a number of novel
A Free Turnip Patch.
Street Commissioner Bracken
is preparing the ground at the
city park to s w 5 or 6 acres in
turnips, the crop to be free to
the general public. He arrang-
ed with the merchants to furn-
ish the seed free which was very
considerate on their part. The
proDosition is one that meets
with the hearty approval of all,
as the trees will be benefited by
the cultivation and enough tur-
nips and 'good old turnip greens'
will be raised to supply the town.
The crop will be planted among
the young trees in the east part
of the park.
. ... ... . I Now that Mr. Sadler is in the! The University club recently
specialties, will crowd the waits | fie(d ;t opefis up a new channel I was organized for the purpose of
m-t-u if- ar rafe Pro®ram 1 and the highest market price will boosting the university and di-
with high class entertainment, j be paid, it matters not who buys ! verting the highschool graduates
these acts will be tree for btate j the cotton. Thus, along with the of the state from foreign to state
| r air and Exposition patrons,and farmer will the merchant and institutions. The club is spread- j manual of arms. Five members
i the afternoon program in front j every class of people be benefitted , ing the news that Oklahoma has I °f each of the fifty-two compa-
lnciude i an(] the good name of Norman a university which ranks with ! n'es contested for this honor and
ges, and were given first place
over all; over companies from all
the-large cities of Kansas, Okla-
homa, Missouri and Arkansas.
Then a gold medal was award
to Ollie C. Jones, of the Norman
team, for best individual drill in
—The Uni Confectionery is
adding an uptodate thort order
department and will now handle
everything that is good to eat as
well as to drink. The building
has been overhauled and fixed
up for convenience, new floor
coverings put down and other
improvements that go to make
the place attractive as well as
of the grandstand wi
j flights by the Moisant Interna- j wju be restored.
j tional aviators, DeBalestrier's I _1 1
I Acrobatic Bears, and a great |
automobile act entitled outloop- i
ing all the loops, outgaping all
the gaps, comedy, acrobatic,
aerial and other acts, to say
nothing of the high-class racing;
the program calling for two har-
ness events and four running
I Every day will be a special
j day from the time the gate
I swings back on Tuesday, Sept.
24, for Colonel Roosevelt and fif-
I ty thousand visitors until they
j close on Saturday night, Oct. 5.
I Here are the days: Tuesday Sep-
tember 24, Roosevelt Day; Wed-
nesday, September 25, Irriga-
tion Day; Thursday, Sept. 26,
I German Day; Friday Sept. 27,
Educational and Press Day; Sat-1 Tuesday Oct. 2,
urday Sept. 28 Traveling Men's , Thursday Oct
Busy Thrashing Alfalfa
J. C. Adams is now
thrashing his big alfalfa
and already has several hundred
bushels ready for the market.
I any of the western schools in j Ollie was declared the best.
! almost any line of educational Then they got second on the
training. The club membership floor work being defeated by a
Knew'is growing rapidly. very small margin by the Okla-
UUbV | homa City team.
?rop A $300,000 Law Suit. Then third in competitive drill
o ™ urn- r • u _ against all the other companies
B. P. Williams, Jr., is home twn ? n1
After 15 Cents for Cotton
A gentleman was here Tuesday
from Dallas, Texas, and spoke
on the streets in the interest of
15-cents for cotton. He claims
his company is backed by
$7,000,000 and it is their purpose
to secure 5,000,000 bales of cot-
ton in order to control the mar-
ket. His plan is to pay 11 cents
cash on delivery and issue a cer-
tificate for 4 cents which is to be
paid when the cotton is finally
sold at the desired price. The
farmer is required to pay $1.00
per bale for each bale sold.
The farmers who heard the
talk were interested in the mat-
ter, but did not enter into the
agreement at this time. We are
informed that Lexington and
Noble joined the organization,
putting up the necessary collat-
eral as a matter of good faith.
The proposition looks good on
the face of it, but whether they
can get enough people interested
to control 5,000,000 bales remains
to be seen.
Sunday Mail Distributed
All Sunday mail received
He has sold something like 100 from Shawnee where" he spent ^ttC'seS^ Th^s crizfwaf!be d!strib ted jnt0 ^ hfr b°ff
bushels at $10 per bushel and the past week as attorney in an |]()() v"was the onlv -ru imn?ediatfly a|ter a,rJval-
says he will have no trouble in important law suit. The <®*e kpam in Oklahoma that made anv c 6 only change from former
disposing of every bushel he has | was one in which an old man had , showinK what<!Ver in this con- j
test- ... t will not be open. Rural and city
Then, in conclusion, it captur-1 delivery patrons may get Sun-
ed the beautiful silver loving | day maii by securing lock boxes.
to spare. He predicts big acre-! died in Shawnee leaving an es-
age to alfalfa next year, judsr- I tate valued at $300,000 and only
ing from the big demand for one direct heir who resides in!
seed. This is becomiug one of the East. Later developments' ^ sweepstakes premium,
the leading crops in Oklahoma proved the old man had an ille- f ' , • >round!
as well as a sure and paying I ptimate son who has now come: K. , f states a
in for his part of the spoils, Ii,t-! premium worth all the balance
forts have been made to have a
Day; Sunday Sept. 26, Music Friday Oct. 4, Parade Day; Sat-'
ton oh]h?y°U j°in the 15'cent cot" special judge appointed for the |°fThe captain, officers and men
t0nclub: case and tins matter is now in certIinly entitled to great
the hands of the supreme court. • n_j
Oklahoma Day; it is a peculiar case and will be 11)ralse and g,eat credlt
<5, Derby Day;, watched with interest.
Day; Monday Sept. 30, (Horse! urday Oct. 5, Oklahoma
Show Week) Old Soldiers' Day; Day.
City | — For the biggest and
1 bargains call at Rucker's.
—Postoffice Inspector R. V.
best! Leahy was in the city Monday
' on postoffice business.
Employment For Students
The secretary of the Y. M. C.
A. requests all business men and
others who will have employment
during the year and can employ
University studenhs should noti-
fy the Y. M. C. A. office at the
college as soon as possible.
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