The Norman Transcript. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 24, 1912 Page: 1 of 10
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i 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, OCTOBER 24, 1912.
R. A. BRIGHAM, Publishei
DR.STRATTON D. BROOKS INAUG-
URATED AS PRESIDENT OF
WITH IMPOSING CEREMONIES
I Eluding over-anxious friends
j Mr. E. Warren DeLay and Miss
Maggie Endicott slipped away to
j Lexington Tuesday evening at
I eight o'clock where they secured
marriage license and were mar-
ried by Rev. Stanley. The young
people are among the most pop-
ular of the young couples of
| this city, and their wedding was
; quite a surprise to their many
friends in Purcell.
I Mr. DeLay is Financial Secre-
tary of Purcell, b<>ing elected to
that position in last spring's
election by a large majority.
Mrs. DeLay came to Purcell I
| from Norman immediately after
Hundreds of Leading Educators Pres-: statehood and since that time
eut to Do Him and the Institution ha* held the very responsi-
u ble position of Deputy Treasurer
of McClain county.—Prrcell
With most imposing and in-1 ^eJJuk''£;
teres ti Fig ceremonies, Dr. Strat- MMrs" P^5' V °J
ton D. Brooks was formally in-,^1- an/' \ M. Lndicott of
stalled as President of the State | this city and has a world of
University of Oklahoma on Mon- ienc'f heie who will wish her
day, Oct. 21, 1912, in the | every happiness.
presence of hundreds of educa
tional dignataries from Oklaho-
ma and other states, and thous-
ands of citizens. It was an ep-
och in the history of the State
University, a splendid advertise
Candidates for County Offices.
No one disputes that the Re-
publican candidate for sheriff is
by far the best qualified for
that position. It is a position
ment for the institution, for that requires a competent, en-
Norman and for the state of j ergetic, courageous man, one
Oklahoma. I who will perform his duty with-
The ceremonies took place on j out fear or favor. All know
the terrace on tne north front of | that Claud Pickard is such a
the administration building, j man, and if the election is to be
seats having been arranged for j decided on the question of abili-
the audience in front of the ter-tyand capability, Mr. Pickard
race. The procession of digni- will be elected. Size up the two
taries, members of the faculty,
college graduates and invited
guests formed at the engineering
building, and ft was 11:30 a. m
before they reached the scene
of the ceremonies.
They certainly made an impos-
ing sight as, all dressed in cap
and gown and headed by the
University band of thirty pieces,
they filed into their seats on the
terrace. There were some 500
persons is the procession, and
many beautiful college vest-
ments were worn, with the pur-
ple and the gold and the crimson,
giving a fine color-scheme effect.
State Superintendent Wilson
presided, and after the singing
of "America," by the audience,
gave an address in which he
spoke of the great difficulty ex-
perienced by the State Board of
Education determining upon a
Head for our University, and
how after considering some thir-
ty prominent educators of the
country, Dr. Brooks had been
finally decided upon as the man
who combined such strength,
executive ability, winning per-
sonality and other qualities nec-
essary to the upbuilding of this
great southwestern institution
of learning. Mr. Wilson spoke
of Dr. Brooks' past achievements
in educational work and the
most excellent reports the board
gathered of him and his work
from every part of the country.
He thought the Board had made
a ten-strike in securing Dr.
Brooks' services, and pledged
him the best assistance the Board
could give in upholding his har.ds
to make t e State University of
Oklahoma the great educational
institution it was destined to be.
men and vote for the best. The
one you honestly think will best
"fill the bill."
Voters in Norman will notice
two candidates for justice
of the peace on the Democratic
ticket and one on the Republi-, Pretty soon Hoyle heard Fred s
can ticket. Two justices are to gun gooff, and as soon as he
be elected. Stamp in front of! could followed his brother to see
S. M. Mooi'e's name on the Re-
publican ticket and then go ov-
er and stamp in front of one of
the names on the Democratic
ticket, You all know "Dad"
Moore. He is an old-timer,
thoroughly deserving, has "filled
the bill" the past two years, and
will give good satisfaction the
next two. There is not much in
the office, but we are sure' Dad"
will appreciate it if you give
him the little there is. Stamp in
front of his name.
While you are making up
your mind on candidates for
county offices, consider Sam
Reynolds, who asks your vote
for County Weigher. Sam is
one of Norman's first citizens;
has been here always, you might
say, and never before asked
your vote. Hardworking, ener-
getic, industrious, honest—he
will give everybody a square
deal. He desires your support.
Stamp before his name for
— The Transcript regrets to
hear of the serious illness of
Mrs S. M Moore at her home
on Wi st Main street, and trusts
she will soon re 'over.
Norman High Wins.
At times showing glimpses of
j last years' form, last Friday
I Norman High clearly outclassed
j Ardmore High in every depart-
! ment of the game laying them
away beneath a 66 0 score. The
(fast team of "tigers" went
| through their opponents in every
j way known to football. Time
find again Ardmore attempted
| to round Norman's ends for
I gains, but each time the specta-
j tors were brought to their feet
i by the inetior like dive? of the
Norman ends that brought their
man down. Norman's back
l field was continually in the lime
j light, the swift darting half,
: backs rounding the ends for !
| long gains while the trusty full
back, Holland could be depend-
ed upon to take the ball over for
the big count upon nearing the
goal. Captain Chas. Wails was
back in condition at right half'
and his own steller work com-
bined with the management of j
the team went far toward piling
up the score. We must remem-
ber though, that a few stars do
President of Laymen Association. ' not make « fo°} £?" te.afm' Efv,-
m, , , . _ . ' ery man played his position with
ii, t r T Su j'• ^lr' credit and as a vVhole they paid
the M E church and in shaping a tribute to James Nairn as a
many ot its policies is coming to Coach.
be more and more recognized by ! jf (J0pe can he relied upon it
he leaders of that denomination. seems as if M H. S. is stffl in
Indeed, the importance of the j nne for the championship. Last
_ — ym.en ln respects as | week Shawnee defeated O. H. S.
accidently discharged when he as that of the minister; for, 145 t0 g and prospects are sure
was climbing a fence, the load of ",hue the minister looks after bright for them to defeat Chick-
shot landing in his head, liter- ie spiritual welfare ot his asha tomorrow, October 25th.
ally blowing out his brains and charge, to the laymen is given, then N. H. S. must "come back"
killing him instantly. the_ business end of it, and, com- defeating Shawnee here No-
It seems Fred and his brother pming the business and the spir- Vember 1st This will tie things
Hoyle had taken their guns |tuai, ne is ot great torce and Up so we can arrange a post sea-
shortlv after dinner and gone importance. Indeed, of such son game with Chickasha on
•v - " ■ importance that it will not be
long before he will have as much
voice in Conferences as the min-
Therefore, it is with much
pleasure that we note the elec-1
tion of our fellow - townsman, is the namp of (hp hie fifteen
Benefits of College
There are dozens of young people in this county,
as i all others, who ought to go to college this
fall. Many of them could go if they would. They
are missing life's greatest opportunity by not go-
ing. College education is no longer regarded by
intelligent people as a mental banquet at which
the students destroy their future usefulness by
gorging their brains with ancient dead languages,
valueies. theoreums and impractical philosophy.
The true conception of a college career is a delight-
ful sojourn in a mental gymnasium wherein the
mind is taught to think; where it grows strong by
daily exercise and becomes a powerful instrument
of good citizenship through its ability of keen
analysis, clear conceptions and aggressive leader-
ship. Minds thus broadened inevitably develop a
responsive conscience and make their influence
effective in every walk of life. The young men
and wo en who can go to college this fall and do
not, will miss youth's richest experiences and de-
prive themselves of a life of the greatest satisfac-
tion and value, not only to them but to the com-
munities in which their careers lead them.
Death of Young Fred Barrage.
The Denver community was
shocked, Monday, by news of
the death of Fred Burrage. 20
year old son of Mr, G. W. Bur-
rage, on the Key Boyd farm,
some three miles east of Denver.
While out hunting, his gun was
GREATEST FOOT BALL GAME OF
SEASON EXPECTED ON
WHIPPED TEXAS 21 TO 6
Norman High Defeats Ardmore High
by 66 to 0. - Don't Fail to
Every true Oklahoman will be
at Boyd Field tomorrow after-
noon. October 25th, to boost and
root for the Oklahoma Football
Aggregation in their great
game with Missouri University.
Be there yourself and bring
It is to be the greatest game
of the season, and Bennie
Owen's bunch are supremely
confident thej will be victors.
There will be a big attend-
ance from Oklahoma City, Ard-
more, Guthrie, and other points,
and a record-breaking erowd is
expected; one completely filling
the grand stand.
out for a mess of quails. Hoyle
had stopped to remove a stone
from his shoe, Fred going
vvhat he had shot He came upon'
his brother's body lying in the
weeds in a fence corner. It was
evident he had climbed the fence
and, in attempting to pull the
gun over, the trigger had caught,
discharging the weapon. He
was dead when Hoyle got to
Fi'ed was an exceptionally
fine boy, of excellent habits and
a hard worker. He was popular
with all who knew him. His
mother died sometime ago, and
he and his father and Hoyle
lived together on the Boyd place.
Much sympathy is felt for the
father brother and relatives
neutral grounds, and it will be
the same old story "Norman
High School, The Champion
Foot Ball Team of Oklahoma".
our fellow - townsman, is the name of the big
Roy C. Smith, to the presidency thousand dollar serial story which
of the Laymen's Association of will appear in The Weekly Kan-
the Oklahoma M. E. Conference, sas City Star soon, for the news-
which met in Guthrie the past paper rights of which the author
week. The position if one of high received $15,000. The story,
honor and a world of hard work, pronounced the greatest this
but Mr. Smith is fully worthy the popular novelist has written,
former and fully adapted to the will not be published as a book
latter. He brings a devotion to until it has run serially in this
the work and a thorough execu- newspaper.
tive ability that will make his The theme is the Italian Mafia,
term of office celebrated for good and against that sinister back-
work well done. His election to ground the author has thrown
such an important position cer- the softer colors of an absorbing J
tainly indicates his prominent and fascinating love story. The |
standing among men who "do story, while tragic in tone, has:
things," for among the laymen the humor, sprightliness and
The funeral was held on Tues- j °*' the Oklahoma M. E. Church action that have characterized
day. there being a large at- a,re some of the leading men of his previous success.
tendance of friends and neigh
bors, for he was universally lik- j
ed. He was a member of Den-
ver lodge W. 0. W., who con-
ducted the services.
Owner of Thirty-Nine Stores.
W. N. Ruckerwentto Okeene
Tuesday to look after the inter-
| ests of his store located there;
T. , „ . o . . T. , ... ; one of eight or ten he has over
Those 1 -Cent Rebate Tickets. Oklahoma. He thinks he will
Having something like 400 rail j close it out, or move the stock to
road rebate tiekets (more or Norman, although it has been
less), calling for a one-cent re-jvery successful.
' | Since coming to Oklahoma Mr.
Rucker has owned thirty-nine
j stocks of goods, in all parts of
the state, and every one of them
should have. From
partments, it was hi^
all its de-
desire, that the graduates of the
He then formally placed in his | State University of Oklahoma
custody the great seal and the should stand as high as the high-
keys of the University, thus in-jest in the land.
ducting him in truth and in fact There was nothing flowery
into the President's position. j about Mr. Brooks' address. It
Dr. Brooks accepted the seal j dealt in common sense, and dem-
and keys and the position, and j onstrated a thorough grasp of
made a most comprehensive and j his subject and of the needs and
interesting inaugural address, responsibilities of his posi o ..
outlining his ideas of how the He made a most excellent im-
bate on fare paid, if the 2-cent
law is decided in favor of the
the people, the writer wrote At-
torney General West recently
j asking the present status of the
|case. He answers as follows:
October 17, 1912.
| Mr. J.J. Burke,
Editor "Norman Transcript,"
1) ar Sir:
has proved a successful deal.
Court of Honor Meeting.
The Norman Court of Honor
held a regular meeting Oct. 7th,
at which time the following offi
Replying to your letter of the \ cers were installed: J. F. Linduff,
14th instant, you are informed j Chancellor; Jona Bailey, V.
; • it various railroad companies Chancellor; Philip DeLong, Past!
• ; srating in Oklahoma secured B; Hazel Linduff, Conductor;
temporary injunctions in the Fed-. Royce Hobbs, Recorder; Rosa
O! alCourt, enjoiningthe enforce-1 Bohrer, Guard; Marv E. Linduff
affairs of the State University
should be conducted, the great
responsibility imposed upon him
as its head, how he must never
allow prejudice or politics or per-
pression upon his large audience.
The afternoon exercises were
held in the chapel, and consists
of fine music by the University
orchestra under the management
sonal attachment to enter into of Dean Holmberg, and addresses
his thoughts in his selection of a: by a number of educational men
faculty but always have, as his j of the state. At 5:00 o'clock a
supreme thought, the good of special train took delegates and
the institution. "Efficiency" j visitors to Oklahoma City where
was his theme; that the student j a banquet was given by the
of the State University must be Chamber of Commerce, followed
efficient, that it was the purpose j by an educational meeting at
and the duty of the institution to 1 Overholser opera house.
turnout the most perfect men j On Tuesday night a reception
and women in an educational j was given by President and Mrs. next twenty
sense that could be turned out - j Brooks at the elegant home front-
and above all, to inculcate in j tirg the college campus, attended
them that honor and uprightness by hundreds of citizens joining
and moral well-being that all hea. lily and unanimously in ex-
highly educated men and women tending them a cordial welcome
: ,i mt of the constitutional pro-
vi ;ion fixing the passenger rate
at two cents per mile and certain
>'r.sight rate orders made by the
Corporation Commission. Unon
appeal to the Circuit Court of
Appeals the judgments were
affirmed. The cases are now
p tiding in the trial courts.
Yours vel-y truly.
The Attorney Genual,
So, the only thing to do is to
possess your soul in patience.
Maybe, in the course of the nexc
twenty years it may come to
trial and in the course of the
be finally decided.
"The Net" will be continued
in liberal installments each week,
with fifteen powerful illustra- j
tions by Howard Giles. The;
subscription price of The Weekly
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Subscribe now and avoid miss-
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Resolution of Sympathy.
Whereas: God in His infinite
wisdom has seen fit to call from
our midst Mrs. M. T. J. Cap j
shavv, mother of our colleague,
I Walter L. Capshaw, we the fac- j
ulty of the Medical School of
| the University of Oklahoma, do
hereby extend our heartfelt
sympathy to the grief-stricken
i family in their hour of bereave-
Louis A. Turley.
Henry H. Lane.
John C. Darling
Charles H. Stocking.
A thousand or more Norman
football enthusiasts witnessed
the Texas Oklahoma foot ball
game on Saturday afternoon in
front of Barbour & Son's store.
A board marked off like a foot
ball field had been provided, on
which an oblong piece of wood
was moved to and fro as the
results of each play was receiv-
ed by wire frou. Dallas, where
the game was played. Dr. Hirsh-
field, Orel Busby and Tom Carey
acted as masters of ceremonies,
and it may well be imagined with
what anxiety and breathlessness
each play was noted. When Tex-
as scored her six points early in
the game a wave of distress went
over the audience, but when our
boys recovered and moved stead-
ily forward with touchdown
after touchdown, great enthu-
siasm prevailed, culminating in
a roar that rent the heavens
when the final result of 21 to 6
in favor of Oklahoma was reach-
ed. It was sure a great game,
and the Normanites enjoyed it
at home as much as the 6000
Texans at Dallas—and probably
On Friday Norman High re-
deemed itself from its defeat by
Chickasha, by defeating Ard-
more High by a score of 66 to 0.
On the same day. Shawnee High
defeated Oklahoma City High,
and tomorrow a game will be
played at Shawnee between
Shawnee and Chickasha. On3
week from tomorrow at Norman,
Shawnee will play Norman, and
the dope is that if Shawnee de-
feats Chickasha tomorrow and
is in turn defeated by Norman a
w eek from tomorrow, Norman
will have regained the cham-
At this meeting six candidates
were iniated and seven were bal- .... , „ . . „ .
lotted uDon Notlce of sPecial Registra-
ble visitors from Oklahoma tion ,or New Voters-
City were, George Robertson,! Notice is hereby given that
district manager, Miss Grace I during the period from October
Hoinan, Miss Teresa Kosky and j 25th to October 31st inclusive,
Miss Blanche Kosky, members; the inspectors
Oklahoma City degree
Mrs. Emma T. Shead was
i the recipient on Friday of $3.00
I "conscience money." Fo'ty
j years ago in Toledo, Ohio, her
I husband was in business, and
I the conscience stricken person
—Heating stove,cooking stove. I got S3.00 worth of goods which
coal hot blast heating stove, he never paid for. Took a long
cast range Majestic range at time for the conscience to work,
Nolan and Martin's I but it finally got results.
of elections will
keep open the registration books
for the registration of any quali-
I tied voter, whom for any lawful
cause did not register in last
August primary election.
Registration nooks for Ward
No. 1,-at Mayfield's Drug Store;
for Ward No. 2, F. O. Miller's
Office; for Ward No. 3, Tom Vin-
cents' Office; for Ward Mo. 4,
F. O. Miller,
Sec. County Election Board.
Death of Mrs. M. T. J. Capshaw.
Mrs. Rebecca M. Capshaw,
wife of Dr. M. T. J. Capshaw,
died at the family residence in
this city at 1 o'clock on Tuesday,
October 22, 1912, aged 45 years.
The funeral services were held at
the Methodist Church South at
2 o'clock yesterday, with Rev.
Ownbey conducting the services.
Interment was made in I.O.O.
cemetery. The funeral was very
largely attended, and the floral
tributes very numerous, for she
was a lady universally loved and
Mrs. Capshaw came to Norman
from Arkansas with her husband
in the early days of the Territory,
and until the last few months
when she has been in failing
health, was active in religious
a d social circles. She reared a
large family of boys and girls,
eight of whom still survive, two
| daughters and six sons. To
i them and the bereaved husband
J and other relatives the sincere
5 sympathies of the community go
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