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THE DAILY ARDMOREITE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER "31, 1922
THE DAILY ARDMOREITE
ARDMORE. OKLAHOMA
ARD.MORMTB PUBUSUlMi COMPANY
Kred (i. C'owles I,. H. Myers
rubliched Every Aftrenoon (Except Saturday) nd
Sunday Morning.
Foil LeaiM Associated fres Wlre.
Itered at Ardmor. Oklahoma, Post Offtre m Sccnd
Class Mail.
MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS.
The Associated Press la exclusively entitled to the use
for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or
dot othrewlse credited In this paper and also the local
news herein.
AH rights of republication of special dispatches are
also reserved. (July 25, 19.;.)
SUl-UUPTION KATKS
By I airier 60o per month; $7.20 year
Vy Mail In Oklahoma
Une year It 00; months. three months, 11.80;
one month, tiOc.
By Mail, Outside OUIahoiua
1- 3 year, J7.00; tlx months, J3.75, time months, J2.10
one month, 7oc
"A Newspaper That Serve'
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1922.
ANOTHER YEAR.
He frothed his bumpers to the brim;
A Jollier year we shull not s-;
But though his eyes are waxing dim.
And though his foes speak ill or him,
He was a Mend to me.
Old year, you shall not die;
We did so luugh :uid cry with you,
I've half a mind to die with you,
Old ytmr, if you must die.
Many people who arc howling or the return of
normalcy are really looking for the milleniuni.
We are too much inclined to think that the nor
malcy for which we ivope is the ideal condition. It is
all very well to hope for an ideal state Utopia of
some sort but something to which we have not at
tained cannot be called a normal state of affairs.
We have been promised a return to normalcy and
there is a general feeling that such a condition is
still some distance off. No one, however, has a defi
nite idea of just what that condition is. In inter
national affairs it would doubtless be a reaction in
favor of peace "the piping time of peace."
But as to what would constitute a normal state
for industry and commerce in general, we can't he so
positive. The booming business of the period 1914 to
1918 could not be called normal. We were making a
vast amount of wealth by furnishing munitions and
rations and clothing to the European bellgcrents.
The preceding four or five years might be consid
ered a normal state for commerce, but when we reflect
that the chief cry of labor during that period was "a
full dinner pail,' we are reluctant to return to any
such state of affairs. The standard of living has been
raised in the last ten years. If normalcy means a
lowering of standards, most of us would do all we
could to ward it off.
Possibly the greatest material benefit Which this
country derived from the vear of 1922. uaa a return
to the ways of thrift.
It established a record in savings accounts.
Ardmore has grown during 1922. The business
district pushed farther out into the residential quar
ters, and the uLurbs were extended to cover vacant
lot 9.
The state saw, during the year, its most spectacular
gubernatorial contest. The new administration prom
ises a more thorougly businses-like governmct than
Oklahoma has ever had.
Broadcasting was a child of the passing year. It
sprang up like a mushroom, but lu attained the
growth of an oak. News, musical programs, lectures,
sermons and weather forecasts are sent broadcast lv
radiophones over the whole country.
There are now a million amateur receiving sets in
the United States. Shops selling radio sets and equip
ment outnumber three to one those selling phono
graphs. TJie farmer, uking tTie country oer, fared well,
lie received 1" percent mrc for his products than in
1921. And there is help on the way f r him. Anion?
the plans proposed during the year to nuke credit
available to the farmer on terms which will be'ter
ierve hi needs is one that includrt the extension tt
the Federal Reserve rediscount term on agricultural
pafer to nine months, and the establishment of inter
mediary loaning machinery in the form of farm loan
banks to operate in conjunction with the farm land
banks.
In national affairs, the party in power brought to a
successful conclusion the greatest disarmament con
ference in the world's history. It passed a drastic
unit bill and ki.lcd the so:d:er bonus in-asure.
Efforts to harness the resources of nature went on
apace. The biest project of t!i kind was thwarted,
at least temporarily, when Henry Ford failed to get
Muscle Shoals.
Erly in the jear a man who had accumulated a
fortune in oil and rcl estate in the Southwest com
mitted suicide, lie wa ditcoooUte over t'le lack of
further outlet for his energies. 'There are." he wrote
in his fareweli, "r.o further worlds to conquer"
He would better li.nr wept with King Xrres, fot
pity it the thought f i',r vlmrtness f ti e span (
mans life, or hae co:,nrd :'i Cm! K'hor. the
empire builder, whose trat!;lr. , g'i So much
to do, so little done."
The top of the world i si,;l mir onqucrnl. The
heroic struRie waged over a period of sevrral months,
to attain the peak of F.vetet, failed.
An attempt to fly around the world w unsuccessful.
In short, 122 has detfiopej the uual amount of
dvancemetit, the usual amount of tragedy, rever
and successes. It has opened new fields of endeavor
nd Mated new paths of commercial, piritual and
political conquest.
The coming ear will raise its curtains for another
act. Whatever it hold we can do no less than acquit
ounelves like tnrn and Americans. We all wilt have
our part to perform, our art to ram through and out
energy and brain and brawn thoiild le ready and
willing to respond.
.... 0 , , . .
This it fine barbecue weathrr. remarks he Chuk-
airu Mar. t. if it were oti.y a little f ner, the I
rciich firt wouldn't l decenary,
A YOUNG MAN'S COUNTRY.
This is a Young Man's Country.
Oklahoma is one of the few states in the United
States where ambitious boys, lettered about with n
ditions and pasts in their home cities and home M;f.
may grow into the community.
What line could be more alluring hitched to .
national campaign of advertising than this one: "Conic
to a Young Man Country"?
No state was settled like Oklahoma.
One day restricted territory in wMch regular sol
diers hunted sooners. The next day the scene of the
greatest horse race in the history of the world, when
tens of thousands ran for claims and a commonwealth
came into being.
Oklahoma is the most cosmopolitan state.
Settlers from north, east, south and west flocked
into the new country thirty-five years ago, bringing
the best ideas, the best blood, the best traditions of
the whole n.tion to melt and make into a new alloy,
the Oklahoman.
No state opened under such romantic conditions,
could avoid the crooks who came with the sun of
settlement. When men rushed the cold barrier of the
Klondike, when the yellow nuggets were turned up in
Sutters' mill race in '49, when the Rosebud was
opened, those who lived with their guns or their
wits hastened to the new excitement. And so Okla
homa lured the lawless. And for a generation the
young pioneers of the new country have cut the
mavericks out of the herd. The outlaws have passed
and the second generation will be a period of rich
development for all who invest their years and toil.
The trail is blazed, the way is open in Oklahoma for
great development.
Whether you seek him in the offices of the oil
baron in Tulsa, or in the seats of the politically
mighty in Oklahoma City, you will find the man
with power is a young' matt.
Older states look with askance at the beardless
boy of 35 or 40 years who occupies the manager's
office. Here youth is an asset and not a liability.
A man does not have to have a gray beard in Okla
homa to be heard. Oklahoma was made by young
men.
In a state opened for settlement only thirty-three
years ago, the only society is the society ol honest
accomplishment. There is no thin veneer of families
in Oklahoma to which one must belong to get along.
What a man's father did counts little here. What
you are and what yod do means everything in Okla
homa. There are some states in which the newcomer
never feels at home. There are others in which a
man must be a 'native son" to have caste. But in
Oklahoma you become a part of things before youf
first year is passed.
Oklahoma has riches in oil and wealth in hef
agriculture. Her mineral resources have just been
scratched and in manufacturing the beginning has
scarcely been made. But of all her great store of
treasure, the friendship, the wealth,- the genuineness
of Oklahoma people is the state's greatest intangible
asset.
Opportunity is in the West.
And here's where the West begins. Lawton Constitution.
THE BENEVOLENT TYRANT
Berton Brales Daily Poem
GOOD NIGHT!
w.
say 'Good night" in the living room
Three times, perhapH, or four,
We say "Good night" In the outer huil
As wo linger about the door,
,'e say "Ooud night" in the VfStihul
Some six or eight times more.
'V'e say "Good night" on the porch awhile
And then on the steps, or coins..'.
Wc stay "Good nifc'ht" at the outer rate
And then us n Inst resource,
'.i'e shout "Good night" as w start the car,
Thousn we're growing a little hoarse.
It's fun t) visit and fun to play
At the home of a loyal friend.
I! it. oh. the llino and the l i'iath we waste,
and the energy we spend.
As wo sav "Good night!" "Good nljcht ! :.od NIGHT!"
Till it seems we will never eiid.
I like in li'Hve in a courteous way.
Mut !M like to fix It so
Tint when a ran;' is finished up.
Ami the moment tomes to blow.
I i nuM shake my hosts by the hand ai d then
fay "Good night" ONCE and go:
TEN YEARS AGO
Happenings in Carter County and
Ardmore as Told by the Files
ot the Ardinoroite.
Tomorrow, Januuiy 1, 1913 will bo a
legal holiday, hut not a compulsory
holiday. All county and city offices, the
hunks and potitoftice and public schools
wil be closed for the day. The stores gen
erally will remain open. The passing of
the year 1912 will mark one of the most
prosperous years In the history of Ok
lahoma in fact In the history of almost
every agricultural stute in the union.
Considerable exrltement was started
In oil circles yesterday morning when a
report gained currency that thu Gypsy
Oil coin)uny, which Is drilling In the
new oil field at Kox, had struck oil In
paying quantities, at a remarkable shal
low depth. The report, however, Is be
lieved to have been erroneous, although
indications are good for a producing
oil well.
V. R. Iileakmore, who will enter up
on the discharge of his duties as prose
cuting attorney of Curter county with
in the next few days, is buoy getting a
line upon the business which his office
will havo in charge during the January
term of the district court.
Horses, ItlanlieU, Shawls Given Away
I'O.NCA CITY Gaily colored blunkets
-xhmihIvo shawls and u herd of horses
were the chief presents that were given
uway by tho Otoe Indians in cloning
their annual Christmas camp on Bwu
Oreek, sixteen miles south of l'onca City
The feast and dance continued nil night
long, with the white peoplo of this por
tion of the slate invited to ultend as
gU'SlS.
Terry I'lant Kelmllt
I'KHKY. The Southwestern Hell Tel
ephone company has a construction
i lew at work rebuilding the entire sys
tem In this city. The poles will be placed
in the nleys instead of the Mreets on
far lis pue-uMe and the system will be
underground In the business section.
Sooner
Read
THE REFEREE
Xow that Chicago dreams of a city
of 125 miles long reaching from Mil
waukee to an uncertain point in Indi
ana with a' population of fifty millions,
the Muskogee Times-Democrat is not
inclined to dispute Chlcagos reputation
for being the "windiest" city in the
country.
"Put any man In a group of strang
ers In a Pullman smoking room." says
the Bartlesvllle Knterprlsu, "mid he im
mediately becomes the leader of his
community and the greatest man in
his particular lino of business."
"Toward an economic conference,"
says the Shawnee Morning fow, "Mr.
Harding will be glad to furnish the con
ference if the European nations will
furnish all the economy."
Ever notice, nsks the Sulphur Times,
that whon n amn accumulates "his" how
conservative he becomes?
"New York must be awfully shocked
when she hears about a country bank
in the 'wilds of Okluhomu' looted by a
pair of misguided cowpunvhers on horse
back," observes tho Muskogee Times.
Democrat, "but when one of her own
big financial Institutions run on our
money is held up by automobile ban
dits, It's an entirely different lory."
Tips
Walters in the tioulevard cafes ol
Purls are organizing to alolish the tip
ping system. They want, instead, a fifth
added to the customer's hill. That would
be iwlce tio much. However, tipping
is a foolish and undemocratic piece of
nonsense, It should go. There's no more
reason why a customer should tip a
waiter than a store clerk.
Jesse James
In April It will be 41 years since the
shooting of Jesse James. This will make
a good many elderly peoplo hunt a inir
ror.
Jesse was shot and killed by members
of his own bandit gnng while he was
hanging a picture on the wall. The
shooting took place in his home at St
Joseph, Mo.
The houso Is rapidly caving in, collnp
sing to ruins. The local historical society
refuses to preserve It, on the grounds
that the quicker Jesse .fumes is forgot
ten, tho better. Already ho Is dim in
memory, ulmost mythical. He stole In
thousands. A modern profiteer, stealing
in millions, must runk Jesse James with
the pikers. The dlffereuco was technical
merely a matter ef .thuds.
Uooni
Good news from tho railroads. The
number of cars of freight they loaded
for shipment during the week ended on
December 9, compared with the cone
siondlng week of previous years, like
this:
1922 919.828 cars.
1921741,341 cars.
1920837,953 cars.
1919761.940 cars.
The figures prove that business men
are betting on good times in 1923, by
a large majority. Freight Isn't moved
on a big scalu unless a market awaits
it.
Tom
Sims
Says
In Mount riensant, Fa., bandits bit
off a man's thumb, proving you must
watch a man with open mouth.
Counterfeit twenties are In circula
tion. Examine closely the small change
a bootlegger gives you.
Tho king of Hpain banished garllo
from his kitchen, so the king of Spain's
neighbors are tickled.
A New York boy lived three weeks In
a water tank and all tne otnur ooya
sympathize with him.
In spite of expert predictions of good
times In 19?3, the outlook is decidedly
better.
In San Jose, Cal., a cop used an air
plane to chase an uuto speeder, SO ho
probably was a fly cop.
A fire In a Persian temple has been
burning lono years, showing our flro
department is not the worst.
Wire says the thirty-odd White House.
cops wil get new uniforms, but these
thirty-odd aro not the only odd ones
around there.
It Is much more blessed to give than
receive bills..
A new machine takes a picture of
yours, voice. Some smart guy will say It
must be perpetual motion to take a
wuman's voice.
The janitor tells us that soft coal Is
hard to bum.
T '. S. shin scrapping program Is halt
ed unJ we may be unable to get a bat
tleship for a park ornument.
A little n an always lutes to start an
argument because ho uaualiy gets call
ed a liar.
We are against (II voices but living
apart often saves a man or woiiuin from
living a part.
A toothpaste mlno hns been opened
In Nevada mid they don't hnvo to keep
their mouths shut about it.
"How do you eat?" asks an adver
tisement. Die answer is 'on credit."
Tiid you I: now spring bathhg suits
weiv being made now','
Jim Scunlon of Shenandoah, Pa., went
to great pains to get n girl off his
hands. She was tattooed on, so he cut
his arm off.
West Virginia railroad Is giving $5 to
every baby bom to an employe, which
will make the baby's first words, "(lim
ine them five bucks."
Only a few more shopping months un
til light underwear.
WihkI Loses a Leg
Iirao. c U Wood, manager of tho
Frisco news service here, has suffered
the amputation of a leg. ns the result of
a hunting accident near here several
days ago, according to word received
hero from a hospital nt Paris, Texas,
where Woods Is confined.
Ford
Ford negotiates for the purchase of
another big coal property tho Pona
Creek holdings in Kentucky. Recently
he closed btveral other big deals of the
same nature.
It requires no ouija board to tell us
that one of these mornings we'll waken
to find Henry smashing forth In the
coal Industry with the vigor be l.as
shown in the auto trade.
Coal mining needs a stabilizing genius
lilie ltockefellcr in oil. Ford may be the
slabllizer. Coal offers him a bigger field
than flivvers, lie's getting a late start,
however tiO years old next July 30.
Save Your Old Magazine
and Newspapers.
We are in the market for news
papers, magazines, old rags, iron
and all kinds of metals. Bring
them to
14 Caddo or phone 2283.
MILL STREET GARAGE
Expert MecliKiiics.
All Auto Itepulr Work
Guaranteed.
Second Hand Ford Tarts,
l!enr Ardmoiiite.
Hill Conch, Piop.
DINGS OF THE DUFFS
Swapping Days
BY ALLMAN
HELLO, TOM, SAY I VJAS
OVtR AND TOOK A SIAnT
AT THAT HEW HOUSE OF
V00R3 TODAY- 6TCE, IT'S
some joint;. I'lL SAY !
C1AJS TO YOU OLD TIMER-
17 A VERY UFTY MoT-
r . .a r
HELLO
THERE. (
1 dW
I -A
weil.i'm glad
IT HAS YOOR.
APPROVAL- I
MON'T HAVE TO
TEAR IT DO"
Y
I V MSM
I'll say yoo'r e a
REAL SPORT AT THAT'
GIVE YOUR WIFE A
NEW HOUSE AND LOT .
FOR A LITTLE CHRUTMA5
PRESEUT- JOST A
LITTLE SEASON'S GRCETlHCd
YOU'RE BULLING THE
MARKET FOR THE MARRIED
f Did sou givf-
DORIS A
CHRISTMAS
PRESENT?
oh coui?5E I Did
A SWELL CHANCE I P
HAVE OF FORGETTING
HER ON CHRISTMAS"
VOU DOiT KNOVsJ DOPtS
VJHAT DID
Vou GIVE
HER FOR.
CHRISTMAS r
I DON'T KNOW WET -
SHE HAS EXCHANGED
IT THREE TIMS
NOW AND IS STILL
UMDEGDED!'
FKECKLKS AND HIS FRIENDS
A Broken Surprise
I n I
CHRISTMAS ry -J
Mt -
BY ULOSSER.
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sZr-r S jtf X. 1 hanE a uttve r . 57 what 90 vw J
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BuT-SUT- vnaiT A M'MUTE
B0Y SLOE AND BE BATK.
OMTUE JOB MONDAY -ThaTS"
TUE DAY Or
1923.

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