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Ourant Weekly News
Bj K. M. KVAMN
ntertd ccond-claat mall matter
at the poit office at Durant. Oklahoma,
sadar Act of Conkresa of March 1, HIT.
Pabllahed every Friday at 114 North
Wilrd Avenue, Durant, Okla.
Foreign Advcrtltlnj Rtprorrtalivc
THE AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1921
OI)R TO A KNOCKER -There
was a man in this old town,
A dozen eai ago, or lesB,
Who thought all knowledge still un.
Except that which he did possess.
He was against proRiehBlM-nc-s,
In business, church and hcIiooI and
With high tax rales he w.is obessed.
And fought the lle onec, morn
In spite of him things movd along,
Our town and country grew apace,
He finally found he didn't belong.
In such a live progreEic' piace.
He sold his store, his hoube and lot,
And no one shed u Dingle tvr,
And moved away, whcie we know
He was foi gotten in a car.
Ily the News staff poet
TO HE. OH NOT TO HE
Eugene Debs, the great socialist
leader h,is been allowed to go from
Atlanta penitentiary to Washington
to confci wllh Attorney (lotieral
Daugherty with loforeme to his par
don. Ml. Debs was uii.tctompinied
by an offirei and ik soon .is his
business was finished in Washington
lie returned to the pilson at Atlanta,
Ills attorney gae out an iiit.ni view
to the press after Air. Dibs return
and stated ho was satisfied his client
would bo p.ndoned, ,iml that Ml.
Debs did not retain or apologise
for the language used upon which
be was convicted.
It Mr. Debs Is paidoned h Presi
dent, Harding under such conditions
then he could Just as well pardon
every German bomb throwing nn-
.archlst In this country, lie lould
lust as easily paidon those who tiied
to sink our ships loaded with Ameri
can soldiers by placing time bombs
In the Bhips itals. One is no more
an enemy of our government than
la the other.
Should Debs be paidoned then the
Ark should be sent back to Russia
to bring back to our hospitable shores
the two hundred and fifty nnarch
iita who were exiled from this coun
try, among whom were Alexander
Berkman and Emma Goldman. They
are no worse enemies of this Govern
Bient than is Eugene Debs.
The sacrifices made by the Ameri
can people to win the war is of too
recent date for them to forget or to
forgive one who tried in eveiy way
to make those sacrifices unavailing.
The pardon of Debs would be enough
to make our dead heroes in Fiance
turn In their graves.
The penitentiary is the safest place
that there is to keep men of Debs
class, if we would preserve our coun
try from the festeiing sore of a
This may bo spring w either, but
we will enture the assertion that
the early garden truck don't know it.
All the farm organizations in the
world wont help the price of cot
ton if the cotton growers make an
over supply of cottjon.
Ex.Presldent Wilson may have
been an Idealist, but his shoes will
never make any corns on President
It Is reported that Al Jennings
Has announced for Governor in 1022
Its a pity Henry Starr was killed
(or they would have made a beautiful
air of jacks to open the pot with.
The ladles who came out in their
beautiful Easter togs on last Sun
day soon had to run to cover; being
put to flight by old winter who has
aeemed to be dead for some time,
but waq only Bleeping.
With reference to the Ardmorelte's
article endorsing Senator Chas. E.
McPherren us n suitable man for tho
Democratic paity to run for our next
Governor. The news will sty thnt
we could go u lot further and do
The philosophy of John Fields of
tbe Oklahoma Farmer for farmers
Is all right. His prescription calls
tor a cow, a sow and a hen. When
you have these adjuncts to the farm
you can live some way no matter
wnat tne price of cotton may be.
Judging by the exhibits on our
nigh ways some motheis sons and
daughters are treading the nrimrose
path that leads to the rocky bar-
run snores oi despair ana death. Is
your son or daughter mother?
The Republican mountain nt Ok
lahoma Clt has heaved, groaned,
labored In much pain and has not
even brought forth a mouse. If
Cor. 1st and Main, Phone 400
Paints Stock Foods
hose polltlcd miscarriages had only
had leasnnable common sense and
had done some act for the public
weal, -there might be a reason for
their existence, but as It is they hae
pl.ied poltics and done a bad job
1'nder our Oklahoma law they will'
never een lobeilt their fathers
j OUR EXCHANGES
The Irst count of the nilinbei
of children of school age Ihing
on f.iims In Oklahoma showed
.'.6K.S.J7. Of the farms of the ,
state. 12.! .er ent ale rowless.
This nif-ars ttiut at least 4 4.I.C7
farm children do not know what
what milk tastes like. Please
pass the rhlltonlr.- Oklahoma
iciii can alwas know farmers of
by the j-le of their Doc-
If anv consldeiable number of
'he people of Oklahoma have had
any doubt that the .so. railed im
peachment rhaiges were purely
politic il that doubt must have
been dispelled when Republican
members of the house met in sol
emn and Iron bound party caucus
and pledged and dliected Repub
lican lepresentatives tjo otc to
present impeachment ihaiges
against Stale Ti (usurer I.eemift
on the ground that he solicited
funds for the Democratic cam
jmlgn. Pauls Valley Demociat. '
Since so little has appeared in the
investigations against Lecciaft uml '
Trapp we wonder of Governor Rob-,
eitson has not made n mistake In
lemovlng llenr Woods fiom the
The government of .lip in has
nnno'imed that it will hold cm to
the island of Yap despite the pin.
test of the Culled Stales Out
government wants the island as a
cable station, but so do the Japs,
and it having been uwaided to
them b the League of Nations af
tei our senate refmed to elitei
thnt league, the r names are that
we will have to submit oi come In
to open (cinfllct with the forty
nine nations now In the league, in
which event, the flist step will be
to refuse to hold commercial ie
latlnns with us and cut off our
entile foreign muiket. Okemah
The facts are thnt we are going
to hnve to get In the League of Na
tions in some shape. Tho day has
passed when any Nation can build
a wall around Its border and live to
Itself. China and Japan tried that
plan several centuries ago and fail
ed. It would be well if the oppo.
nents of the League of Nations to
study the histories of those two
SEEN IN PASSING
Let the green bugs work on the
oats foi we can't stop them. Bo
it remembeied, howevei, that the
worms and weevils have taken the
cotton for the past twenty years,
but notwithstanding we have raised
more cotton than the world would
There Is one thought wo want to
leave with you, dear reader, about
tin impeachment, trial. It is this i "r,s,n,5 u;'',orl a,nu ""8,a ooin
Even though tho accused is acquit-!8onhas the neBatlve si,Ie ot the
ted of the charges, he is ruined foi. lUCRt-,0M-
ever so rat as politics go.
There may bo plenty of money in
the country, (as folks will tell ub.)
but mighty littlo of It Is coming into
the NEWS on subscription renewals,
A man whom wo believe to be con
servative and well Infoimed told us
this week In the presence of others
that In hip judgment rats eat more
grain In this county than livestock
If he Is anywhere near light, It Is
lime Hryan county held a rat-killing
CHEAPER FUEL MAYBE
A new alcohol called "Petrohol"
Is made from oil gnses. It can be
produced cheaper than either grain
or wood alcohol nnd used for any
purpose to which these are adapted
Drs. Evans & Warren
WhTi Health's Contagion'
Office hours 9 a. m. to 6 p. m.
Crider Building Durant, Okla
U O O O O O
i WITHIN REACH OF ALL I
O The time is long past for a bath room to be consider- Q
ed anytlnng less than, a necessity. Health and comfort I
O both demand one in every home. q
A Sanitary plumbing and a modern bath room are no I
I longer luxuries. Fixtures are now made in such enor-P
mous quantities that they can be sold at prices within I
I the means of everyone. p
I If you have no bathroom or the equipment is antiquat- .
ed and unsanitary, visit our display room and see what '
I a great improvement is possible at moderate cost. P
O If it is inconvenient to call, just phone us or drop a card O
and we will be glad to send our man to see you. I
Modern Plumbing Company
The Office Cat
-M"1' 'il '' 011 ran s' """
t live wire mulling hay out of the
i grass that grows under the othti
' "" s le
If cleanliness is next to Godliness,
I then some folks wo have met must
bu In rlose collection with Old Nick
.unci his blast furnace.
j - o-
j If u body in et u hod
When his throat is ill y.
Can't a body ask a boil,
I "Have a drink of re.'"
Scotch ou but Is ha id to get
I No matter how we try.
' If 1 nil 1ftt'l ci nut lfff I It1 tl1lt
I JIIU (" Til 1" ' 1 14 ""in;
Take his drink o' ie.
A financial expert advises young
men to go in debt, lint that advice
is not necessaiy.
Now thai llie.v have devised i
mean' or iiminin,; the odor fiom
gallic thcie isn't au.vthing left,
Thele is alwa.vs Mimcthltlg to In
thankful lot. So far this moiilli
we hive onl lamped one spoil
skill on the streets ot Durant.
IT'S REXLLY CHRONIC
When the winds blow soft and balm.,
And the di is nice and vvaini
We get the old spiing fever
in an aggravated form.
An Oiegon Man has sued his wife
fot dlvorse on the grounds of l
tleme cltielt. She used up his last
pint in making minced pies.
Bill Spiv ens asked us to say, via
the Office Cat that he has nothing
against Woman Suffrage. He savs
that if a narrow-minded male hypo.
ci it Is permitted to vole, why not
let a broad minded women vote?
Little by little, slow but sure, tin
privute ownei is getting his shale
of lecogn'tlon in the sport.
Beneath the soil
Lies Mr. Grove,
He poured some oil
On the kitchen stove.
We'll have compulsory
DENTON NORMAL TO DEBATE
S. K. N. KltllMY HERE
The debating team of the North
Texas Normal school, at Denton,
comes here Friday night to debate
the team of the Southeastern Nor
mal. Thy subject for debates is to
be "Resolved that the closed shop
policy of organized labor should be
abolished." The local team, com-
DOWN GO PRICES-
Very .best soft Wheat Flour,
Highest Patent, per hundred
Large size Compound Lard
Hale's Leader Coffee, 3 lb.
All other lines in propor
tion. If you haven't already done
so step in and see us.
Save Money on Your Gro
ceries We make no leaders.
Feed of all kind".
Free Deliveries in city
SELF & ROAN
tiltOCERIES AND FEED
112 S. Second Phone 225
O O O O OOO
OLD W1HTHKK LT ATTKX.
DANCE AT StXIHY SCHOOL
The Easter ro'd snap, not only
. i-is-d the women folks and their
melt new gowns to hunt shelter
-uiuliy. but cut about, fUe-hundred
i'f of the exiected Sunday School
M iiilaii' e as well. Only 1,603
folks came out to all of the reboots,
.id the (ollotloli wrs $101,0).
Of I he total, the Hlble (.lasses had
i. The Chilstlun men's class
in liad the men's Bible classes In
attendance, having 122 piesent.
II I(ED WITH i,ootin;
To.il Crossley was m tested Tues-
li" night b ihetlff Talor on a
ni.,i'e that he broke Into the Dil
i.itt National Utiurd'i armory and
il piopiiated a quantity of uniforms,
blankets, guns belonging to the com-
i n. He told wneic a pari or tnt
hnve sold senile
of It. He is in the
TALK AllOl' I' AITOMATIC
A coln-opc unci! shoe. polishing
Mihine polishes both shoes at the
aiiio time for a nlckle, leciuirlng
o-il) one and a half minutes for the
upeiation. The dust is lemoved, the
polish applied and rubbed on every
pail of the shoe automatically.
dpi 11 fiom 11
Till II l,
Apiil 4 Hi unci nth
a Reels of Jot.
The Supet coined that took a
whole ear to make. You'll laugh
..nil crv with the Kid. The Ulg one
that has established new lecords foi
iltendance ever where. Dm ant
will be no exception You are very
fortunate to see this show at 15 and
Soon "DOWN HOME"
See WILLIAM DUNCAN in the
best seilal he cvei made
Special Music at The Queen
Haggard-Duckworth Motor Co.
TEX 48 MOTOR OILS
Phone 194 424 W. Main
Volume Prices, On Suits
Bought On A Quality
We are meeting the new conditions with known guaranteed clothes, made,
bought and sold on the new price level.
In buying our new Suits for Spring we looked sharp to the quality in
offering them for sale we count profit on numbers sold not single Suits.
We've a line of Men's and Young Men's clothes this Spring you'll not find
the equal of.
We've concentrated our efforts on one price that price a popular price.
New Models, New
of the good hard
Others at $45
ItAIMlOADH SHOW DIG DEFICIT
For the month of January of thh
ear 202 railroads In the country
.'ailed to earn theli expenses, showing
a deficit of $1,167,800. Although
passengers and freight rntes were in.
ci eased, the ir.ci eases fulled to bring
the needed relief, the Increases lack
ing neirly $6!i,000,000 of bilnglng
in the levunue anticipated.
A MIMTi: COIWTED WITH HIM
A Chlcigo man who was to hnve
hanged for mutdei hut got a last
mli.ute -v and n new finl in which
be was found not guilty, has asked
foi the rope which was to have hang
ed him, sajing he wanted to build a
.;iant swing for the children in his
neighborhood. UN ieiiiest was
Why Tolerate It
C.et lid of that disgusting Itch or,
eczema by U'-ing 444 ITCH nnd
ECZEMA REMEDY. It acts
Good foi old soies on live
TRY IT JUST OVCE.
TVELL MEDICINE CO.
Get a box from your druggist
today. Sent to any address
prepaid for 50c t
See This Display
I A real opportunity to save money on ex-
I quisite Millinery
Colors, New Styles plenty i
wearing Worsteds and the '
A Mans Store for A Men's Garment
FRIDAYrAPRIT, i ,JJ
Ttm flaan,f IP-
..... .....qvu.i, nailSBR A
Railway Company has p0,tM l"
ward of $300 for the ,",11
conviction of the men v. ?i
day night robbed the passe,,..?!
the Pullman earn on n,p'5wl
Tani Onnr.li I uurl" 1
STANDS RABD tJSAGS.
a kiuoK ran over
OMlt ww fix
up and ood . .
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E. M. EVANS
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