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The Durant Weekly News
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totton took a long
lutttom Inst Satur
'' mil which it has not
hat tliis was written,
- have been assigned
drop m niii''; contraction 01
tt'mpiiKiiy overstocking of the
a-.J a I'.K crop nre all blamed
IIuwi'M'i'. whatever may be
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clainuii by many to De Deiow
;t c,f pi "miction. What the
may ho'il no one ventures to
weather during the past week
tgall that uiuiu dc uesirea ana
la hi i'ii touring in rapidly.
J dial i' oeing ginned tnat is
fctoM :it iirctcnt prices.
Thur-day there had been a
f2,Jii biles pinnea in uurant,
muiiil bales ns half bales.
re of tl.i' Miuare bale3 ginned
MiMi-ll 'ii. oi which no rc-
jM li nlitaini'd.
f rniis ii '""I'd of the four gins
;;ra m 'V is as iouows.
rers liin UTit report, 277
j.rr.i'1 'Iih week, 2CC bales;
nr.cd, .i I liales.
I'trs di'i -Last report, 407
prml Mm week, 2y bales;
:rcil. "i 'i hales.
k Gin- I.:it report. 2G7 bales:
IUls wi'i'l;, 283 bales; ginned
ROTARIANS TO HOLD PICNIC
AT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH'
The big out door picnic that the
Rotury Club had announced for Thurs-i
day nicht. to ho hnlH m v, u.. ...i. I
has been changed to the extent that
the nffnir was hold in the dining room
of the Presbyterian church; otherwise
everything was scheulcd as usual for
Thursday evening, music and all.
ARE BUILDING RECTORY
The Ejii copalians have let the con
tract and the work has commenced on
n rectory which is being built at
the corner of Beach street and Sivth
Avenue back of the church nnd facing
on Beech street.
The building will be of the bunga
low type and will cost in the neigh
borhood of four thousand dollars. It
is expected to be completed in a cou
ple of months or so.
DURANT. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1920
ARE PRICES A BANK TELLER
COMING DOWN?, THWARTS FORGER
to date, i50 bales.
Mitchell Gin Last report, square
bales, 127; (no report was obtained
as to square, bales ginned by this gin
since our last report) round bales,
last report, 195; since last report, 300
bales; total round bales ginned this
Prices have been the lowest this
week of any time this season; Thurs
day morning (the time this report is
prcpaicd) cotton was selling on the
street at from twenty nnd one-half to
JLwonty-two cents as compared with
twenty-seven cents at the same time
Other spot quotations Thursday
morning were: New Orleans, 23; New
York, 20; Dallas, 23.05; Houston, 23;
Seed was a little better than last
week and Thursday morning it was
quoted on the street at 28; one buyer
however was offering 33.
adies' Coat Suits
20 to 50 per cent off
Ming reserved at these prices; Every
Mtin the house is now offered at these
Why we Cut the Price
Our ready-to-wear houses have re-
luced their prices and we are getting
he benefit of it. In keeping with our
olicy to give our customers the best
alues to be had for the money, we be-
ieve it nothing but right that the pub
ic should share in these reduced prices.
Four of the best manufacturers of
ligh class Suits are represented in our
all showing Printzess, Peggy Paris,
sunshine and Millar Mandell Suits.
It is impossible for us to reach all our.
customers by phone, so we make this
ublic announcement that all may have
i chance to rean the benefit of these un
gual ly low prices.
)ur Policy of Doing Business
Our aim is to give our patrons good
eliablo merchandise at a close margin
profit. Our selling prices for this
eason have been marked . closer than
Sal, the Suits we offer in this sale at
1 to 50 per cent off are real bargains,
nw is the time to buy. Don't delay
Pake VOllV OAlotfirm wViilo WP VlftVe a
od run of sizes.
M OliOWN & COMPANY'S OLD STAND
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FALLING
PRICES OFTEN MADE WHILE I
THE I'UIiLIC STILL PAYS HIGH
The announcement of price reduc-l
tions continue but "jokers" are mak
ing their appearance here and there.'
Of the foods, flour and bugar are
.going down steadily but all other
edibles are continuing high with
prophecy nnd propaganda offered on
every side to keep the customers in
the habit of paying high prices.
The explanation of the resistance
of food is seen in the fact that the
public cannot effectively strike
against its "three square meals" per
Many Carry Own Lunches.
That there has been profiteering in I
rcsturant foods is plainly in evi-j
dence due to the sweeping reductions!
that have been made where the "car-!
ry-your-own-lunch movements have '
taken hold. I
One of the biggest of the American '
sugar wholesalers announced .sugar'
today at 14 cents per pound, a reduc
tion of half over the last previous
price. Reduction of this staple has
occurred because the canning sca
ning season is practically over and
the household demand has dropped
iff sharply from the demand of sev
eral weeks ago.
Lumber Estimates arc Cut.
' L. R. Putham, managing director
of the American Wholesale Lumber.
Dealer's association, announced What'
is termed an average reduction in the '
price of lumber of 28 per cent. Tho
basis of figuring is the price of last'
February, Hardwood is assigned the
greatest reduction of 33' per cent.
Building contractors, however, are
still making their estimates on the
basis of the old prices.
Clothing, the most shining mark of
all in the increased price list due "to
the war, shortage of labor, etc." is
hanging on for dear life. Perhaps
suits of the quality that now sell for
$60 may be had for $50 in .the spring
but not now, the conditions "hereto
fore prevailing in the trade make it
necessary for the prices to be main
tained." Ford Jars Car Trade.
Roused by the jar Henry Ford
threw into the trade when, with his
factory more than 100,000 cars back
of its orders, he cut the price of his
products effective at once to the man
buying a car about $200, the heads
of many big makers of cars and ac
cessories, met today to talk it over.
Stung heretofore by circus dis
plays reductions in prices that actually
didn't make things one whit cheaper
the public is continuing to keep a
watchful eye on things.
The number of women in New York
wearing new fall suits is noticeably
less than heretofore and coincident
with this condition the prices of wo
men's suits have gone down. They
have not yet dropped far enough to
tempt the buying. More experiments
in price reductions may be looked for.
"J. U. ROBERTS" HAD CHECK FOR
$750.00. MAKES GET AWAY
' WHILE SUPPOSED MAKER OF
j CHECK IS ON THE PHONE.
The igliance of Earl Hotchkin. n
teller in the Durant National Bank
saved that institution a ?750.00 loss
on n check bearing what looked like
tho signatuie of C. B. Cochran, local
nttorney, but which, according to Mr.
Cochran was a forgery. The incident
occurtcd just before noon on Wednes
day morning. The would be forger is
at larKe, having made his get away
while Hotchkin was in the act of as
certaining the genuineness of the sig
nature from Mr. Cochran.
The party presented the check for
)p7i)U.uu for payment, saying that ho
would take a part of it in cash and the
balance on deposit to his own credit.
The check was made out on one of
Mr. Cochran's own printed forms, and
down in the lower left hand corner
had a notn. on supposed to represent
a description of the matter on which
the check was in settlement. Hotch
kin believe that there wa3 some ir
regularity in the signature, nnd called
Mr. Cochran over the phone. Mr.
Cochran was not as quick in denying
he had issued Mich n check as he
might have been, according to Hotch
kin, and the would be depositor and
forger, saw that the jig was up, so
he boat it and made a quick disap
pearance before lie could be stopped,
How he came into possession of the
bank check, which must have been
torn out of Mr. Cochran's check book,
is unknown. TIic imitation of the sig
nature was very clever, and had the
check been for a small sum would
have undoubtly gotten by most paying
Mr. Hotchkin described the man as
about 26 years old, about five feet
eleven inches tall, light complexion,
and well dressed in dark suit and
black hat, and of medium build.
APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF
RED CROSS ROLL CALL
W. O. Van Wvelf. Slntn mnnniror In
Oklahoma of the Lion Bonding and
ourciy company, umnha, has been ap
pointed director of the Fourth Annual
Roll Call of the American Red Cross
in Uklahomn, it was announced here
today nt Southwestern Divisional
HpnHnllnrtnra Mr Vn 11..! 1.n.l-
quarters nre at Oklahoma City, where
As director of tho Roll C.nW In Ok
lahoma, Mr. Van Wyck will aid the
workers or every lied Cross chapter
in the state and will advise them
concerning their plans for the Call.
Mr. Van Wyck has been with the
bonding company, in various capaci
ties, for some time. Previous to his
comincr to Oklahomn. hn wiu In Oma
ha, Neb., and Waco, Texas, having
Deen a civic leader or each of those
places. During the war ho did much
Work in CUshinc Llbertv Lnnn rlrivix
and giving relief service to service
men ana their families. ,
M' A LESTER'S POPU
The population of McAlcster as an
nounced by the United States Cen
sus Bureau is 12,905, a decrease from
the last census of 859, or 5.C per cent.
GOVERNOR TELLS THINGS TO
INTERSTATE COM. COMMISSION
Gar. J. B. A. Robertson early this
week sent a telegram to the Inter
state Commerce Commission stating
that tho coal situation in Oklahoma
because of the attitude of the rail
roads, is serious, and that if neces
sary he will "not only take possession
of the mines but also take sufficient
cars and engines to distribute the nec
"Unless immediate relief is given,"
said the Governor in his message to
the commission, "I shall expect no
interference with my plans when
compqllcd to act."
3.403,547 PEOPLE WHO
HAVE TO BE SHOWN
Missouri has a population of 3,
403,547, an increase of 110,212, or 3.3
per cent over 1910, the Census Bu
reau announced today.
Missouri, which ranged as sev
enth State in 1910, drops to eighth
place in the list of States thus far announced.
St. Louis, with an increase in pop
ulation of 85,808 makes up approx
imately four-fifths of the total gain
for the State.
Coming Down! Coming Down!
Everything from "Tin
Lizzies" to "Butter
from "Soup to Nuts".
The only thing we
know of going up is
"Hot Air" and the
"Length of Ladies'
We do not believe there's
a store in Durant or Bry
an county who was so
near ready for the " Slump
in food prices" as we
" 'Tis true" there are Grocery Stores in Durant and
Bryan county who have higher stacks ot ' inure
Stuff" in their warehouses, but "yours truly" had
rather have "His" Btacked in the Bank, and be in a
position to "pick up the Snaps" and snaps are get
tin' thicker now than flees on a "MangyDog."
W. E. STRICKLAND
Come around to our store, "Pay Cash and Pay Less" yon are
not under obligations to the man who sold you on credit, you
paid credit prices. "He got his."
LEFT HIS POCKETBOOK
A vountr man rooristprino- n .T I.
Johnson stonncd at a rooming hmisn In
this city Sunday night and left Mon-
uay lor Ardmore. Before retiring
aunuay night he plnced a pocketbook
which he said rontntni-fl nvnr fifiv
dollars, under the mntress of his bed
nnd the next morning, having enough
change in his pocket to buy a ticket
to Ardmore, ho failed to miss his
pocketbook until ho arrived in that
city; then he had to pawn his suitcase
to get back here.
Ho found his pocketbook where ho
had left it, and feeling ns relieved
as though he had thrown up an alii
gator he again started for Ardmore
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NAMES
FIVE NEW DIRECTORS WHO IN
TURN SELECT OFFICERS FOB
THE 'ENSUING YEAR.
The Durant Chamber of Commere
elected five new members of tha
board of directors last week, who with
the five holdovers constitute the board
for the ensuing year.
The newly elected members are H.
L, Cox, W. E. Uttcrback, W. K. Gill
strap, Forest Johnson and C. W.
The holdover members are C. D.
Shane, S. E. Boswell, Sam W. Stone,
Fred Lowcry and Ed L. Spcairs.
Tuesday tho new board elected tht
officers of the Chamber iov tho com
ing yoar as follows. President, C. O.
Shane; First Vice-President, H. h.
Cox; Second Vice-President, W. E.
Utterback; Treasurer, Green Thomp
son. Tho contract with A. B. Davis u
secretary was renewed, or rather rati
fied by the new board.
The Durant Chamber of Commerce
is in a very flourishing condition and
is planning to be very much on the
job iu the future as in the past.
SLIGHT BLAZE AT OIL MILL
At about 3:30 o'clock Tuesday af
ternoon there was a slight fire in the
linter -room of the Durant Cotton
Oil Company's plant and an alarm
was turned in. The flames were ex
tinguished, however, before tho fire
men reached the scene. The damage
Attention to the
Big Price Reduction
ON PAGE FOUR
And to Hundreds of
others we can't men
tion in every depart
ment of our immense
Fall Stocks, all new- -well
selected and of
Best Quality as advertised.
COME - SEE - COMPARE