The Norman Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 109, Ed. 1 Sunday, September 11, 1921 Page: 2 of 8
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THE NORMAN TRANSCRIPT—FAIR EDITION
THE NORMAN TRANSCRIPT
Published by Transcript-Enterprise Publishing Company
Entered as second class matter at the Post Office,
Norman, Oklahoma, January 2, 1914, under act of Con-
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sunday Morning
Member Oklahoma Press Association. Advertising
representative: Oklahoma Advertising Bureau, Norman,
CREED FOR AMERICANS
I believe in the United States of America as a gov-
ernment of the people, by the people, for the people,
whose just powers are derived from the consent of the
governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign nation
of many sovereign states; a perfect union, one an^ '""P"
arable; established .iron those principles of freedom,
equality, justice ctul humanity for which American pa-
triots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
[ therefore believe it is my duty tn my country to love
it to support its constitution, to obey its laws, to respect
its flag and to defend it against all en.-mies.
THE FAIR A WINNER
Induing from the interest taken in, the Cleve-
land County Free Fair, the exhibition is going to
he ;i winner this year, arid if anybody fails to at-
tend thay are going to miss something good.
From the looks of the catalogue it is going to he
much better than it was last year, and that is say-
ing a whole lot. lint there is a reason for this. It
is better advertised than i,t was last year, more
people know about it and mb're pepole are taking
a hand in it than they did last year.
The premiums are attractive and there will be
enough fun and amusement to makp the entertain-
ment interesting, and large crowds are expected.
Norman lias about a hundred residences under
construction, which i> a pretty good record for
Get acquainted with your neighbor—he may
a pretty good fellow, who knows.J
A GOOD TOWN IN WHICH TO LIVE
upon line, precept upon precept, here a lit-
there a little' 'is the >vay Norman has
BETTER LIVE STOCK
tie and - - , . . . „
• Town and expanded until it lays claim to being
one of the most desirable resident cities in
With an abundant supply of pure, sparking
water flowing from deep wells; water that has
life-giving properties and is pronounced one hun-
dred per cent pure by the slate health department
—this is a blessing for which Norman is thank-
ful, and which is one of the best assets any town
could have. . ,,
Then our electric light system is par excellent.
The large plant is modern in-every, particular, and
the day and night service is as nearly perfect as
is possible for a service to be. Once in a great
while something will go wrong, but accidents will
happen in the best of families.
Our telephone system is as good as the best.
The company is keeping pace with the town, and
tl>e servicer although not perfect, is good enough
to be commended, and the operators are just as
accommodating as those to be found in any cit\.
The three banks always have enough money
in reserve to meet any emergency, so the people
never have to go money hungry in Norman. If a
fellow deserves an accommodation he usually gets
it at these banks. . ,
• Merchants keep their stores well -tucked witi;
seasonable gootls and the price is in Keeping with
conservative business judgment. Kverythin
handled here that is found in the larger cities of
the state so that no one has to go away from home
to buy any of the necessities of life.
If a fellow gets into trouble here there
array of legal talent competent to give freedom to
the opprpessed, although the transcript always
thought Norman was a poor place for a lawyer, a?
the people here are law-abiding and are seldom led
into any trouble.
The best physician^ in the state are located here
although there are not very many of them, as
there is but little sickness in Nyrnian.
, Speaking of people—that s what makes a town
And Norman is fortunate ji'u having only oi«'
class, and each individual composing this class i-
a town booster, working in harmon) with al
those agencies that are striving for better thing
for the tftvvn.
Somehow there is a spirit here that draws like
a magnet, and after one lives here for a time it is
hard to pull loose from that drawing power art
leave the old town. Norman will be a city i
twenty-five thousand within the next ten year
and those who are looking for a location ought t
get here as soon as posible in order to grow witf
Cleveland county has taken many steps forward
the last few years, and the majority of farmers
now have pure-bred livestock or good grades 011
thcT farm.-, where ten years ago this change was
not noticeable enough to be worth mentioning.
These results brought about the complete elimi-
nation of scrub stock, rotation of crops, increase
in soil fertility, greater farm production and bet-
ter farm products.
Ilogs, cattle and poultry are bringing almost
louble the price they brought several years ago,
:md the farmer may rest assured that these fair
prices for live stock and their products and by-
product- will remain steady for years to come.
It is said that pure-bred stock is easier kept than
scrubs, and this is perhaps the main reason that
the better grades are freezing out the scrubs.
Silver dollars do not grow 011 trees in Norman,
et it is a pretty good place to mould a few dollars.
OZARK TRAILS ASSOCIATION
KNOCKER LOSES PULL
AS THE TOWN CROWS
THEREFORE HE PRAYS
JLord, please don't let this town
grow. I've be-ti her- for thirty
years and during !i:it time I've
foimht every public improvement;
I've knocked everything and
everybody; no firm or individual
has ever established a business
here without my doing all I could
to put them out of business. I've
lied about them and I would have
stolen from them if I had the
courage. I've done all I could to
keep the town from growing and
have never spoken a good word
fof it; I've knocked hard and often
I've ipul ashes on the childrens
side and I have made the cop
stop the boys from playing on my
vacant lot. Whenever 1 see any-
one prospering or enjoying them-
selves, 1 start a reform to kill, the
business or spoil the fun. 1 don t
want the young folks to stay in
town and 1 will do all I can to by
rule, law and ordinance- drive
them away. It pains me, O Lord,
to see, that in spite of my knock-
ing it is beginning to grow. Some
day I fear that I will be called
upon to put down sidwalks in front
of my property and who knows
but what I will have to keep up
the streets that run by my premi-
ses. This, Lord, would be more
than I could bear, it would cost
me money, although all 1 have
was made right here in this town;
then too, more people come if
town begin to grow, which would
cause me to lose some of my pull!
I ask, therefore, to keep this town
at a standstill that I may continue
to be chief. Amen.
MEET me at the Varsity Fountain.
WANTED—Stenographic or clerical
position. Phone If/). 108-2t
THE Farmers National Bank located
at Norman, Okla., la tiding its af-
fairs. All note hblders and other
creditors of the association are there-
fore hereby notified to present the
notes and other claims for payment.
R. V. Downing, Cashiei. Norman,
Okla., August 22, 1921. 101-91
MEET me at the
FOR RENT—219 West
Phone 205-R. 109-lt*
FOR SALE—Three heaters, oak
davenport. Inquire at 634 ( hati-
WANTED—Position in general
housework by experienced young
woman. Phone 342-J. 108-2t*
h'OR SALE—Eord touring car with
complete campitjg equipment thrown
in R. C. Blatkmer, 464 College Ave.
FOR SALE—Several rooms of fur-
niture for quick sale. See Mrs.
Cook, or Phone 16. 108-2t*
FOR SALE—Bradley piano in good
condition. George Howry, west
end of Dawes street. 107-3t*
SEVEN room flat for rent,
iels & Matthews.
FOR RENT—Furnished rooms with
kitchen privilege, for man and wife
or two business women. Phone
795. R. 108-3t
ARK you going to paint, varnish or
enamel? Let me figure with you.
Firsr class work, prompt attention,
jclis large or small. I. C. Jones,
Phone 544. It*
Norman should send a large delegation to the
uintial convention of the Ozark Trails Association
which meets in Shawnee on Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday of this week. There will lie represen
tatives in attendance from all parts of the coun
try, men who are thoroughly familiar with all the
letails of road building, and the enthusiasm they
will put into this meeting will inspire every one
who is fortunate enough to he present.
Jr. A. II. YanYleet is state vice president of
the association and will not miss the opportunity
to attend, and he is very hopeful that many will
attend from Norman, as there is a good chance of
etting the Ozark trail from Shawnee. If this
route is secured, much road work will have to
be done, but it will be money well spent.
BOARD AND ROOM or board. 534
West Main. X08-5t* | ^ry
WANTED—To buy second-hand
typewriter, must be in good condi-
tion. No t Oliver. 417 East Gray.
NEW DAIRY—Young, healthy Jer-
sey cows, handled by experienced
dairy man that complies with state
health board. Pure milk at establish-
ed prices. Leave orders for deliv-
Phone 1077. Jersey Dairy. L.
i L. Vincent. 108-6t
1 OR SALE—-Single iron bed, springs
aj d mattress, student tables, heat-
ers and double iron bed, two iron
farm gates. 504 South Peters, phone
WANTED—High school boy wants a
place to work for board and room.
Willing to do any kind of work
around the home. Best of references.
Call 134. , 109-lt*
MEET me at the Varsity Fountain.
FARMERS RESTAURANT — For
sale or trade. Will consider good
wagon, team and harness. 317 East
BOARD AND ROOM—420 West
Main. Phone 621J. 107-3t*
LIGHT housekeeping rooms for rent
and rooms for boys. Telephone 619.
LOST—Cameo brooch, Friday. Find-
er return to F. & J. Cash Ltore. Re-
FOR SALE BARGAIN—My Ford
coupe, in perfect machanical condi-
tion, five good tires, chains, hood
cover, tools complete. Dr. J. L.
Day, phone 447 or 66. 109-3t*
FOR RENT—Three room house and
two acres of land one mile south
of Norman. Clarence Boyd, Phone
FOR SALE—Dining room ttoble,
chairs, coal stove and heating
stove. Enquire at residence of John
11ardie, 324 West Symmcs. 107-3t
TRANSFER—Long or short hauls.
Get our prices. W. D. Roane,
phone 738. 10/-3t*
FOR SALE—Winter barley, 50c a
bushel at bin. J. A. Hogg, 603 N.
WANTED—Woman to take care o
baby during day. Phone 311-R
649 College. . 107-3t*
WANTED—Position as coo's at a
university boarding house. Soror-
ity or fraternity preferred. Cf.ll Mrs.
Wallace at 56, Pierson Hotel. 108-3t*
BEST CASH OFFER takes lots 7
and 8, block 9, Highland Addition
to Norman. Address G. F. Bainter,
Strasburg, Ohio. 108-3t*
WANTED—Work in exchange) for
board and room by university stu-
dent. Call Transcript. 109-lt*
FOR RENT—Two modern bedrooms
j for gentleman. Mali block of jit-
I nev line. $lo.50 and $18.50. Phone
l'OR RENT—Front office rooms over
McGinley's store. Inquire at store.
FOR SALE OR TRADE—Improved
acreage: well located, clear. Roland
108-2t Hughes, Norman, Okla.
LOST—Diamond bar pin, Wednes-
day in the Ansonia or somewhere
on Main street f Rewarcjf. Call
' I like Norman because it has so many beau-
tiful trees," remarked a lady visitor a few days
ago, a.id since we came to think about it, we like
the old burg for the same reason.
NORMAN IS COMMERCIALLY STRONG
"I would not use one cent of American treasure
or blood in protecting American nationals in a
country in the wrongful evasion of the legally pre-
scribed laws and ordinances of that country that
sometimes become a quesiton for the court* to de-
termine rather than a question to be settled by
the arbitrament of the sword."—Senator llarreld
on the Mexican oil situation.
Norman is one of the most solid and substan
tial towns from a commercial standpoint in the
state. The record shows that there have been
fewer failures here than in any place of its size in
this country. Its institutions are strong and
stable and its mercantile establishments are run
on sound business principles.
Norman is an old town, comparatively speaking,
but iu no sense is it provincial. It is modern to
a high degree, as a very short acquaintance with
it will demonstrate. It keeps abreast with the
ever-moving progress in municipal life. It has
never lagged, but is always found in the fore-
front adopting methods and ideas which make for
the growth of the town commercially and other-
Norman's growth has been steady and contin-
uous, as contradistinguished to "booms," with their
epressing "after effects."
The university high school football
squad reported for their first fall
practice Monday afternoon, Sep-
tember 8, at 4 p. m„ under director of
athletics W. H. McAlester, it was
Prospects ar< bright fc/ a blue
ribbon team this year, McAlester as-
serts, and material is at hand for a
weighty line and a fast and heady
back field. i
It was rumored that a goodly num-J
lier of grid stars from other schools j
of lite state arc drifting in this year |
to speed the rapid rise that the uni-
versity high school has begun in
The first kick-off of the year will
soar October 7, coach McAlester
announces and will probably be di-
rected against Moore. All the games
this season wil be played away from
home with the possible exception of
Three good men were lost last
spring through graduation. Gilbert
11 vrocp, plunging halflback, will not
return and Welcome Van Vacter and
Carl Carlton, linemen, are enrolling
in lite university this fall.
Games Scheduled for the season
include Purcell, Pauls Valley, Guth-
rie, Yukon, Edmond nad Shawnee.
FOR RENT—Furnished room three
blocks fronl high school, a block
and half from jitney line. 315 East
Dawes, Phone 242. 107-3t
FOR SALE—Five room bungalow,
modern, 910 Monnett. Call 735.
WANTED—Second hand gasoline
engine and pump jack; must l c in
good repair. C. I1. Landt, phone 258.
LOST—Rco casings, size 32x4Vk, in
or around Norman. Rentrn to this
office and receive reward. 108-3t'"
CUT your grocery bill, buy a milch
cow. Every cow guaranteed to
suit purchaser. Cash or terras. J.
S. Goben, 205 Alameda, Phone 330-J.
WANTED—Stenographic or clerical
position by experienced young lady.
References. Phone 166. 109-2t*
FOR RFXT—Three unfurnished
rooms and sleeping porch for light
housekeeping. Also one furnished
room. 502 South Crawford. 109-21*
FOR SALE OR TRADE—Improved
acreage; well located, clear. Rol-jTWO nicely furnished
land Hughes, Norman, Okla.
CALSOMINING And papering
wanted—first class work. - Phone FOR REN 1—Nice, modern room to
109-2t* | grils. 412 W
st Main. Phone 689-R.
NORMAN IN THE CITY CLASS
Norman has long since passed the village stage
and i-- now stepping out in the city class, and the
sooner all the citizens realize this fact the better
it will be for the town. Of course we are going
right on and erecting countn brick buildings on
Main street, but probably that is the best we can
do right at this time. However, the Transcript
hopes and prays that the Norman State Dank will
not get cold feet oil it.-- building project, but that
it will keep up courage and go right ahead and
erect a building on the corner of Main and Peters
that would do credit to the largest city in the
With one or two good buildings, city style,
erected on Main street the old town would begin
to take on city airs, and the spirit would become
contagious and soon the business section would
be in harmony with the resident section.
Speaking of residences, here is where Norman
shines. ()ver a hundred residences are under con-
struction in all parts of the city, and in the majority
of cases the\ are modern in every particular. On
some of the streets in Norman there are residences
that would do credit to the city of New York—
beautiful, attractive home-like homes .
If the business section would only pep up a
little and get in harmony with the growth and de-
velopment of the resident section, Norman would
soon be a beautiful city of mammoth proportion
The Transcript is bound to confess that the old
town would look better at night if the streets were
"\\ hen someone heaves a rock at you," said
l uclc Kben, "don't was' time lieavin' it back.
Keep climbin an' use it f6r a steppin' stone."—
CITY PARK AT THE BRIDGE
Norman owns seven acres of land just north-
east of the bridge which was purchased for park
purposes when the bridge was built several years |
ago. This spot of ground could be converted into
an ideal park, and it would be money well spent. |
I'he Transcript believes the city ought to set out I
trees there next year and make this an ideal spot1
i'or family picnics. Many people would enjoy j
driving out to the bridge in the evenings and j
taking their lunch at "Riverside Park."
it the Chamber of Commerce wants to build a!
monument for itself right here is an opportunity. |
Robert Muldrow is chairman of the committee on ]
parks and general public betterment, and "River-
side Park' would furnish splendid material to
liere is a chance, Bob, what will you do with it?
BUILDING THE NORMAN BRIDGE
Every citizen of Norman who can possibly do so
should buy a few bridge bonds for the purpose of
getting the Norman-Canadian bridge replaced at
the very earliest moment possible.
I lie company w ill create a bonded indebted-
ness against the bridge and endeavor to sell
"nough bonds to liquidate the indebtedness. The
committee is now .it work -ecuring pledge- to the
purchase of the bonds.
NEW IDEA CLUB
The New Idea club met September
7th at the home of Mrs. Joe Vin-
Vincent. There were fourteen mem-
bers present and each responded to
roll call with current events.
r.Ms. Edwards, who recently return-
ed from California, was welcomed
back into lite club. Mi>s Helen Vin-
cent gave a splendid reading.
Special guests were Mesdames Ed-
wards, Miller, Arthur Williams and
Refreshments consisting of a de-
licious ice course after which club
adjourned to meet September 21
with Mrs. S. K. McCall.
FOR SALE—Six room house modern,
immediate possession. G. W. Mer-
rill, 443 College avenue. 106-6**
gentlemen at 304 East
'The airplane isn,t ast deadly
the battleship—to taxpayers.
I'OR SALE—My farm at Corn school
house, nearstop 21, $10,000. terms.
W. N. Rice. Route 2, Norman. 106-4t*
MOVED—Dr. H. G. Goodrich has
moved his office from 203._ to
109% East Main—over I. M. Jack-
son, furniture store. 105-9t*
NOTICE—To those that have rooms
to rent to students for the coming
school year on north or south Peters
avenue of near jitney line, will leave
their address and price wanted per
month, we will help you fill your
rooms. MCIntire Garage. 106-5t*
FOR RKNT—Furnished room, 122
West Eufaula, phone 683. 109-3t*
W hen one observes the "daring" evening gowne,
he wonders if the race couldn't get along ith
little less valor.—Muskogee Phoenix.
Your Plumbing is the most
important feature in your
home. It is the one thing
that is used every day.
Wliy not have ylic best?
With good plumbing, you
can sell a house for more
money, rent it for a better
price, and get more desirable
Von will live longer ami be
happier with good plumbing.
That's our business ^and. our
experience has been that while
the belter kind of plumbing
does cost more the results arc
more satisfactory to you and
our customers think more of
Can we be of service to ynti
in helping you plan the. plumb-
ing for the new home or the
Plumbing and Fixtures
130 E Main Phone 163
Desiring to study music with
Mrs. Wm, Holtzschue
should enroll this week.
Primary and intermediate
pupils will receive careful and
thorough training in music fun-
damentals, technical develop-
ment, scientific memory train-
ing and sight reading.
Phone 756 Studio 608 Lahoma
FRESH AND CURED MEATS
Our market will reopen Monday, September 5, with
a nice line of fresh and cured meats.
Come in and learij our prices. (
Norman Cash Grocery
118 East Main Phones 128-148
Selling and Satisfaction
My policy as an auctioneer .is to give satis-
faction to the purchaser and the owner. I
do this by get tint; the full property value out
of the article selling and by giving the pur-
chaser an accurate and true account of the
The Test—Ask Your Neighbor
j. C. Rodgers
l-'honc No. 5 at My Expense For Sales Dates
AN AUCTIONEER'S DREAM
"I dreamed a dream i.i the midst of my slumbers
And fast as I dreamed it was coined into numbers,
My thoughts ran along in such beautiful meter,
1 dev hire 1 never sjw any poetry sweeter.
It seemed that a law had been recently made
Thai it tax on old bachelor's pats:; should be hud
And in order to make them all willing to marry
The tax was as lar^e as a man could well tarry.
But he bachelors mumbled and said 'twr.s no use.
'Twas horrid injustice and shameful abuce
And to keep their own blood from spilling,
Of such a vile tax they would never pay a shilling.
But the rulers determined their course to pursue.
So they set the old bachelors up to Vendue
A crier wa>j sent to and fro through the town
To rattle his bell and his trumpet to blow.
And to call out to til whom he nvp.ht meet on his> w.i
"Ho, forty old bachelors for sale here today.'!
Presently all the old maids of the town
Each attired in her very best bonnet und frown,
From forty to sir.ty, fnir. plain, red ;ind pale,
Of every description, all flocUc ! to the talc.
The auct oneer then tn bis h-bor begun,
And cried out aloud as he held up aman.
"How much for a bachelor, who wants to buy?"
Tn n twinkling every i. •'> n responds I. "I, I."
In a short time at a largely extravagant price
Every old bachclor was sold off in a trice.
And forty old maids, :.nrne younger some oldf- .
Each lugged an old bachelor home on her thouiilcr. '
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