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THE AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1921
LAWjKS AS l'UBLIO OFFICIALS
in an opinion tiunueu down in a
tusburiueiil pioicecung against u
Kansas luwyer, tiie & up nine Court
of that State, holds that members of
the legal profession are public of
ficials in that tbey owe u duty to the
public as well as to the clients they
are engaged to reprehent, and, that
those indulging in sharp practice for
the benefit! of clients, ate uufit to
!ian 'fell hut ont thing i,li.ater
to the product r.
FxpHili'i.n Intern ii" tint iini'
t t ii. hrlrg mine dollars to Hi" "
ulutoi than long imps. With pi"-
l.t Mtrpltii f. cii'i, noriiiiil iipp- lhl
-ar mei.i In" prfi I- It mil
better Inr a in pi win M iin.
"holt ir"i this ".'n' ami rmlve a
fall H'tiiHi Inr them
V WK KNKW KAC'li OTHKIl .MOKK
Iti the iniir" of an ailtlr"- be. me
a business oi ganlzal I"'', a tannins
Ittw J ft-Jiiri-t Mild, "A gieat majoi.
lly of all tin t rtiutil'-- among men
are the result of it mutual mli'inder.
standing: antl a large pet tent of all
law suits would nevei In- tiled II
men knew each other better." That
may not She the Identical language
used by the speakei, but It Is the
thought. Just the same, and It stuck
In the back of the writer's cranium
when he lead It and has stayed stuck
ex en yet. The mote we think of It
the more we appreciate the fact that
If men knew men better, men's tllffi
cultles with men would disappear,
anil we see It exemplified every once
in-a while when gigantic differences
between powerful Interests are ad
justed peacably through mediation.
The following little verse, clipped
from the bulletin Of the State A. Ac M.
College, gives beautiful expression
to the same thought. Head it and
let It soak In.
If 1 Knew you and you knew me,
TIs seldom we would disagree;
Itut never having yet clasped bands,
lloth sometimes fail to understand
That each Intends to do what's right
Anil treat the other honor bright.
How little to complain there'd be,
If I knew you and you knew me.
THE DURANT Wr, K1Y NF-WS
Ttie Office Cat
FRIDAY, MAY U
dr dignified profession
iurtber be ore 'the courts of the
land. The "shyster" no doubt views
tbe decii on with grave alarm,
while the ethical, honoiable lawyer,
comprising the great majority of
those in top profession, will hail the
decision with delight.
cveiy ii an, summoned Leinie a
court to answer1 to ,. eliarge nan tue
right to be lepieseiited iy counsel,
but this doe, not give counsel a ngut
to secure his client's acquittal by in
dulging In chicanery, when the client
is guilty as charged and theie is
no Justification for his att
The public, has a ri(--ht to legal
repiesentatlou, and this lepiesi'iila.
tion is had in our elected piosccutliig
This does not give the pro-ecuting
attorney the ilgtu ' to use every
means at hand to tnnvlit evety man
under Indictment, ieg.trdle.-s of his
guilt or innocence, for the piosecut
ing attorney, too. Is eleitetl to see
Uiat justice is done.
In all business, occupations and
profession!, we find the "shyster,"
the irugular. uiiscrnplou fellow
Whose M'lllshness admits of l n-
acience, vvho.-o will to win shuts nut
all thought of tight or wtong
There was a day when succe-s wit
spelled. "Win" Hut, today we spell
It "Win Honestly "
Jt'ST HOW MITII
In discussing the u in mini nl iepa
rations Germany should pay the al
lies, a gieat economist taid, "What
Germany does not pay. Frame will,"
and then he added, "but, we must
bear in mind that (Jet many must p-iy
out of the earnings of her people
aad that If the terms aie too severe,
not admitting the economic life
oi Germany to survive, chaos will
result and the victors will get noth
ing." President Harding takes the posl.
tlon Germany should and must pay
all the is capable if paying, but
that her economic fabric must not
be destroyed,- else the whole world
Is that much longer delayed In get
ting back to "normalcy," and bis
view appears to be shared by the best
It is better to Ned the lien that
ehe may keep on laving the golden
eggs rather than kill her like the
man in the fable. Too stud terms
will smely kill the hen
3 OCR EXCHASGES
Kvry' in,, tvnil'l ik" to work
It In- n.'iild ivrk nt th" things thnt
he llkis "lh" ( hi Mian Kndvavnr
Ki"! tiiii' trie vvctld I. as n lot
nl' bi.MievM in I' J it-l now that
ilisllk'-i anything 'that re-emhles
A ditl I sl ape.- Is to be pilnt
eil mi the ailpl. nei- traveling be.
tweeii I'.iri- ami London. They
will be iiribtit"d by means of
pallidums In inborn Indepen
That Is old Mtuft There are hun.
dieds of tliil y newspapers (and week
lies, ton i that a!" up ir. the air now,
and have hn-n for several months.
The genlu in politics is the man
who can turn tlown Job.seekers
and still keep them satisfied.
However, we have observed that
in most cases the Job-seeker is
strong for the politician wh gives
him a job and against him if some
one else gets It. Atiomer is xnai
the job-seekeis ate a very small per
centage of the folks to be satisfied,
and that after all, the politician or
official who hues to the line and lets
the chips fall where they may,
stands the best with the "dear people."
THB OCCUPATION TAX
When the city council not long
ago passed lt occupation tax ordi
nance, it made much the same effect
upon the business life of the city as
would a giant fire cracker set off
close by a sleeping dog. It not only
surprised the natives by Its .sudden
bursting out of a calm and serene
sky, hut uroused at once a storm of
piotest from all sides, and from all
classes of people who are affected
by its provisions.
The council, doubtle-s saw or
thought they saw, a sufficiently
pressing need for revenue In war
rant raising the revenue in any way
possible, antl this, as we see it, ex
plains the why and wheiefore of the
occupation tax ordinance.
However, the taxes imposed on the
seveial occupations listed, are so ill
piopnrtintied as to mak" the ordi.
name the means nf iiiiiniliii; a very
nnf.ilr ami unit'iinl tax. Whethi'r
so intended or nnl, Ihe eiiloit eiuent
oT the oiilfnauie actually will operate
to nniipi'l a cessation nl teitain un
til v ti til i in pat inns, to the benefit
m' competition, and in numerous
p.tltit lllars M-eks to tax legitimate
husjne s out nt all jh iiport ion in in
ves'iiienl, business transacted and
Our new .Maynt, .Mr Howies, h.ts
tlnoun nnothei In, nib this week in a
counter attaik. when he publlily an.
lioiinci s that he believes the olili
name unjust, iuoppoitune and II.
legal, and that ads that he will not
seek its eiitiucement, but rather will
seek Its repeal, even though he is
compelled to result to the rcfi-i n
illllii. Eliminating all questions nf the
Justice or injustice of the cudinance,
it is very doubtful, if a thotough
cnNiicement of Its provisions would
yield sufficient levenue to accomp
lish Its Intended purpose.
Take the welcome from the
dootmat and wear it on your face.
Don't be grouchy. Iiennington
It, Is said of Charles Schawb, the
great manufacturer, that he was
given his start us a buy by Andrew
Carnlgie. and that old Andy told
friends it was because Charlie had
a winning smile.
' won't do any good to take
. unry course" If you haven't anv
il, and I! you have you do not
u photograph mlesman will ca 1 g
mound nt vnur house and try to sell ,
vou u talking machine when he
iimvvs darn well you'ie man led and ( I
hi.ve got a pat rot 7 "
Germuny says that if sh" pays her
debts she will be broke, which makes
Gei many oi.e of a good sized crowd,
The Miinlle't man in the world I
Man's a cllvoite. We had always
supp.iied that the smallest man In the
i world was the fellir who left town
at lioiin' cleaning time.
Tt'T. TFT. ,
.Alary has u little calf.
As white, almost w snow
Her hose aie made or skeeter net,
And that Is how I know.
A health authority says that every
del leal worker should have 70
snunie feet of office room, and in
, and find out knuwledgi,
i , , ....
ine iear oi me Lord i k '1
....II. i.rl.lu nn.l U I
I evil wav. and the fWu ,..-.i ' ."l
I hate. '"'
Council Is mine, and sound w
" " - -tinuitR
"ball ti I
I ill Sidvens says that in the spring th,. y0UnK onion season most cif'em
lightly 'now how to get It.
One of tbe noteworthy scientific
discoveries of comparatively recent
date in Hugo is that a fellow can
come pretty nearly delivering his
message by hand quicker than he
can get it across the telephone
wires. Southeast Oklahoman
Judging from the outburst of Edi
tor Groff, the Hugo telephone ex
change has not learned that the war
is over. It was true, even in effi
cient Duiant, that during and ufter
the war. when llurleson was boss,
telephone seivice w;.s pour, but the
local exchange has recovered and we
often get our long distance calls
thremgh in a moment or two.
Some iMipe never bin row
money Nobody will lend it to
th"iu Iiennington Journal.
J'uithermiiM'. the fellow who ha-i
tin 1 1 edit, has nn nne to blame li'i:
hinisi If. No matter how poor he may
be in tin win Ill's goods, any m.m
can establish mure or les credit II
Nc bmlv icnsldeis making a liv
ing or doing any other kind e!
work a spoil. In these "parlous"
days it is considered absolute lnisj.
ness -sthuttuck Monitor.
Yes tiny do. The man who n-
ganls his work as a hardship is the.
fellow who has made bolshevism
and anaichy possible. The fellow
who has succeeded at his work loves
It. works at It, lives it. Ask any
fellow who IS a success.
il average mans fancy
t ,i- to thougnts oi louung.
j till likewise says that his uelgh
h s diickens are highly In favor
n' open gardens, openly arrived at.
If a grocer sells you a dozen eggs
aid two of 'em are had you can
take 'em back and get good eggs , In
th.-ir stead. If a department store
...,1s you an umbrella tha splits the
f ist time you open it the loss will be
n..ide good promptly. If a'shoe deal
t .sells you a pair of shoes that rip
c,,en the first time you put them
mi you may have your money back
for asking. This Is the principle on
which business Is founded. It the
Minds do riot come up to the specifi
cations back they go and is as it
o ! .v
Hut If a girl marries a young man
who doesn't come up to specifications
she Is stung. He may have told her
that he had a house and lot, money
that was in the bank, a good salary
and no bad habits, and we may turn
out to have been a wall eyed liar
on each and every count. It makes
no dlffeience, she can't return him
.to his folks and demand her youth
Many a girl has married what np-
t. trul to be a nice, upstanding
youth, a good stock model, so to
-in ak, and finds too late that, he was
a icuifirmed coughdrop chewer, or
that he woie hand-embioidered sus
pMideig or played u piccolo. Her only
r'-snurse is the expense and annoy-
.tn'e of the divorce courts. And
vi ty marriage license should lead,
ii. plain type, something like this:
IT IS I'NllKHSTOOIt AND
, AGKHKI) that If the said hus
band atoresaid. named in this
heie document, should piove a
flivver, a glas.s nash and a false
alarm, not to say a lemon and u
whiz. The wife aforesaid has the
right to kick him out the back
door with the rest of the rub-.bish.
! MAY HE A 1I1,KSH1NG
The lather pool condition of imps
this year does not worry us as mmli
as in ordinary yeais. and a ically
short yield of the pilntlp.il crops
may be a ble.ssing afti r all. The
world is now possessed nt the great
est sin plus of cinps in history, and
we aie being warned every day that
our problem this yeai is not one
of producing Jilg crops but rather
of finding a market for what ciop:
Ttegurclless of all the hicn.sound-
Jng theories and tine oiganizations,
we, cannot get away from the influ
ence of supply and ileiimml, which
alvfiiys has, and still does exert the
greatest influence upon commodity
prices. During the latter days ami
Immediately following the war, farm
product prices reached and held un
precedented levels. Why? llec.tuse
theie was cunent demand fin every
bushel and pound that was produced
and more, and buyers literally bid
for products. I.nt yeai, the tide
turned: there was it larger produc
tion than was demanded, and what
happened to the prices is current
history. Today, with l!'2l ciops in
the making the world has tremendous
surpluses of the great principal
crops and a big production this year
While we think of it, mosquitoes
bleed malaria and other diseases:
refuse and garbage breed mosiiiiitoes.
Since it is in older to dean up things
why not haul away and burn the
garbage leftist-. There aie count
less loads of it in this town than
need hauling away.
Since the legislators intended all
along tn pass appiopilatioiis', why
in i ;u til couldn't they have passed
them during the regular s4sjun of
the li'Lisiiituie and save the Slate
several thnui.'iiitls id dollar.-, mid th"
member seveial weeks of their own
The avtiage intelligent, p.itnotic
fanner Is not asking tor special piivi
leges If piopet legiiliitory laws In
Mire him a tiee and opeu field for
the exercise of his ability, lie will
establish a place inn only a source
of ciedlt and profit to himself but
also to the louutry at l.uge All the
Ameiit'.m farmer wants, and has a
light to have, is un equal chance with
other business men. a fail and just
rewind tor labor iierlornied Everv
man in eveiy hm-lness Is entitled to
a pmflt foi fontiihutiiin li einakes
to the sum of human b.ippuiss. as
happiness Is repreiented in bettei
living Agricultural Department
I'ltKSKNT Ol'l ICI.U.S t'AXXOT
TAKF. SAI..HIY INCHKASF.
lleer may not be medicine, as
the Department of Justice holds,
but most of the home-brewed beer,
tastes like it Ada News.
Mnce Luther Harrison is ye editor
of ye Ada News, we take it he wrote
the above, and the inference is very
dear that l.uther has not acquired
much rkill at home-biewing as yet.
We advls.. that he follow Untie
Greer's reciple for good results.
LIGHT IN DARK PLACES
"The situation makes me feel like
the boy when he asked bis mother if
he might go swimming, and was told
that he could, but he must hang his
clothes on a hickory limb and not go
near the water. "from . report of
Senator Strode's speech bef,are the
Indiana liar Association.
The Coiyum has always bad deep
respect for Senator Strode's erudi
tion, but in this instance he baa. his
syntax, not to say his natural history
and his geography slightly mixed.
The critter was a girl, and not a boy,
Perhaps you will remember those
deathless lines: ,
"Mother, May I go out to swim?"
"Yes, my darling daughter;
Hang your clothes on a hickory limb,
.Hut don't go near the water."
'.By the Way, Turner and Patter Is
the name of a firm In Bucyrus, Ohio
in case you wanted to know anything
about Bucyrus, Ohio. '
"Itain tonight and warmer, clear
ing Saturday and colder," says tbe
weather burro, 'and then truthfully
adds; "Weather unsettled."
The Germans still think that they
can sidestep that indemnity. Over
there they not only believe that Jus
tice is blind, but they think that she
I The Dam Truth is the title of a
I new Aifzona publication. We were
tempted to contribute
By me kings reign, timl prince-!
llv me Princes ruin nj ...
' iiu QOglbi I
even all the Judees nf I.- ...... 7l
. : - "on..
i love mem mat luve
those thnt seek me earlv
niciies una uonor ai- vvlth m
je.t, uuiuuie uuu nRnieutiuui
My fruit Is better than cold m
than fine gold; and my itnenuetbu"
I lead in the way of rlght6MMi
in the midst of the paths of hit
That I may cause those that Ion'
me to Inherit substance; and'lVf
fill tticilf- tponaiiroii 7?
SUNDAY, SCHOOL . .vm;
, VVX UPWtf MST SIMA
Xha rain, that .came up just u
day. School time Jast Sunday catx
tendance, In two. In Bur.int, the tgu
UWB vuij 0V. aa.agaiu&l MQTt tltt!
2,200 the. Sunday .before. ToUlit
lAHtlnH.I. .1 tlll.1 . -L . .
icuuuuw uuu uiuic scnooi
dance, were as follows: ,
Christian .- -
Church of Christ
Presbyterian Men .
Church of Christ Men"
Nazarine Men ,.
learned that its tefers to irrigation.
IMtiTOIt (JIYK.V TAK COAT ,
At Beaumont, Texas. Saturday
'night, Dr. S. J. Paul, was taken from
his home by
until we j NKGHO KILLF.lt GF.TS NKtV TBUU
j ,..n .auiii .. imr UUI1IUCI ui lllltnn-
ed men. carried to a i emote spot,
i treated to a liberal coat of tar and
feathers, then carried back to the
business district and thrown out In
the midst of a Saturday night shop,
'ping ciowd. He was taken to the
You can't make 'em believe it. but PHee station but could not Identify
dishwater will make the hands asa'".v of those who worked on him.
soft as tliote patent creams. I It i reported that his captors referr-
c o ed to an instance of malpractice, as
Bill Spivens wants to know why cause for his treatment.
John S. Williams. Georgia Plu-1
tor, who was convicted of murder!
connection with the deaths, of (InM
negroes who had been working M
him, and given life sentence, m
geen given a new trial
CKXTHAL WAKD W1XS THri
WAHD SCHOOL TI.AtTMFJ
III the ward school ti.itk and fldl
meet held here last week, the bo"
of the Central ward school won 4
meet, carryng away a total of III
points. The Training school earal
a total of 21 points anil the Soil
ward 52 points.
Why repine because one HM
Hay w ond has flt-d to Hiissla, theie
by jumping out of the Irving pan
Into the fire As In the case of
llergdnll. this country ought to
know when it is well off Ada
Good Lend, what tin ynu think of
that' A desperate luminal esciifs
Oklahoma ami makes it into Texas.
Why repine united, we are ild of
him? We don't tepine, though, we
hunt that bittl down and put him
when- he is h.umli'ss for a time at
least Haywood with his ultra. nidi-cali-ui
and miming brain, has done
more liaim than a thousand mur
dt'reis, am! can nfMtt still mote harm
by his communism tmni Itiissia ,,
must b cared for legally by the
countiy against whose i pie he has
been toiiiid guilty of sinning So
uii uerguoii .nisi asK any over
seas Mi'dior why wt should n-nine
The tegular n'sslon of the Legis
tatuie pasted a lull talslng the sal
aries of uuinty commissioners and
county ntttuneys ill counties of cer.
aln population, but the attorney
genetal has held that present incum
bents cannot accept the increase, be
cause of the constitutional inhibition
nenltlRt nfflMolc' nn,an1lll0 innwnn
of pay during their terms of office.'
blicJl am! ye nil find out
IHIUILF. KILLING XF.AK HMHF.L
As it suit n' a driiinten low. six
miles north t,f Mabel, Sam Sava
ninr.i Is dead, of gun shot wound.
Geoige Davis had his In aln Knock
ed out, and 1'1'tcher Hell. is. vent.
old f.iimei gave himselt up tn author
ities. Bell said that the three had
been ill inking and a row started, and
that he went home to avoid trouble,
but that the othet two followed him.
When they attempted to break into
his house, he said, be turned both
barrels of the shot gun upon ttVje men.
Savamoia died instantly, but Davis
escnped. Then Bell said he brained
Davis with tbe gun.
J III Tl I
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The same style, the same quality,
the same beautiful patterns that
feature H. S. Clothing.
Prices: $10.00, $15.00
$18.00, $22.50, $25.00
$30.00, $35.00, $37.50
A New Stock of Summer Furnishings
A MAN'S STORE FOR A MAN'S GARMENT