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The Durant Weekly News
.v! WAVORS NOVEMBER 11
T 1XTKTO COMMENCE IN.
SwFTRKXrR AT WASHING.
imerfM call to the cM"1 -
., ind leaning p "
,, . n ititnrmnment conference
fce held :" Washington hag now
jccertc'. '"J- o" nations invu
. PrMldcnt Harding to par-
.,-.'.. t.inati has accepted the in-
Eutlon a'tT a dolay that was
llotrtt In v"1110 quarters 10 mean
.... .i,i cnimtrv didn't share the
Ut of anv statesmen that limited
Lnnanents is necessary.
President Harding is favorable to
L .terrnce on Armistice Day.
kforember 11. at Washington, but
tolstasnt ljpeii ueciaea.
Evn'-rifiiiT scouts on
OPTING AT DEVIL'S DEN
SfTKitv-eli-'lit Boys Scouts, repre-
mtiBsr the i'eral Durant troops,
lift Monrtav morning via truck, for
naotlful pours Den, in Johnson
leontv, west of Tishomingo, for a
uk's oiitliK-', where they have
Multiped on Ideal Scout camp and firs
ijinldnK In all sorts of out door
ijort and recreation. Including flsh-
a, boatinp, swimming, etc. They
i in chaw of Scout Commission.
' John V.wgh.in, assisted by Scout
Kilters Hates. Beaty, Lambert and
Company To Provide
Following a report of inadequate
service given by the Chamber of
Commerce telephone committee, the
directors have decided to file formal
complaint with the Corporation Com
mission asking that the Commission
require the company to furnish
phones to patrons dfsirlng them.
The committee points out, that a
largenumber of people want tele
phones and cannot get them from the
company. The company, when ask
ed about It, Is said to have answer
ed that the money was not available
for additional equipment, and that, as
the Durant Exchange had lost money
the money could not be procured for
Durant norIce extensions.
It Is expected that the company
will ask the Commission for Increas
ed rates In Durant within the near
DURANT, OKLAHOMA FRIDAY. JULY 29, 1921
BAPTIST REVIVAL MEETINGS
BEING HELD AT BLUE
Evangelistic meetings aro being
held at the Baptist Church In Blue,
commencing the past Sunday, and
Interest has been running high In
them. The meetings are being con
ducted by Rev. J. E. Soagraves of
Achllle, assisted by Mr. Nunnery, edl
church paper published at Chlckasha.
paper published at Chlckasha.
A. Wolfe, of Dallas, a golfing ex
pert, was hero Thursday giving spec
ial lessons In the great game to mom
bers of the Durant Country Club,
who desire them.
Last week we told you of a special buy we had been
fortunate to make. Some of these goods have arrived
and you are going to get the benefit of our good luck.
Here We Go
Until this shipment is sold
we will give you the best
36-inch Percale on the
market for, the yd .... 14c
Why pay 17 to 20c.
Men's Goodyear Welt
In this special buy we
secured 10 cases of real
shoesthink of it .... $4JS0
A Real Dixie Bargain.
The fact is you can find plenty of bargains all over THE
DIXIE STORE Folks are beginning to talk DIXIE
STORE New customers are coming each day. People
like to buy where their money counts Where they don't
nave to pay for lost accounts Everyone with money
loves a cash store.
Get The Dixie Store Habit
IF YOU WANT TO SAVE
Where up town prices look extravagant
P. S.-save a little and buy a Duroc-Jersey Sow. She will
pul1 yu out of the hole Cotton and weevils can't
THE PARTY PLAN
CHANGED PLAN REQUIRES ONH
in no ausMUKK OF KVERY
PRECINCT COMMITTEE. MUCH
Tho much advertised meeting of
the Democratc RtatA fontr.i com
mittee, to reorganize tho party In
the State, was held at Oklahoma City
Tuesday, with fifty-seven out of the
seventy-soven counties of the State
represented, and although there was
much argument and fussing, Impor
tant charges wero madn in thfi nnrtv
Probably the most Important
change made was that which mani
festly raters to tlio women voters of
tho State. Under tho plan adopted,
chairman and vlro chairman of the
precinct committee shall be n man
and a woman, nnd the secretary
treasurer of the committeo may be
either. This plan Is followed In
the county committee, in which tho
chairman and vlco chairman hall be
a man and a woman. This will also
ho followed in tho eight congres
sional districts In which the con
gressional committees shall have a
man and woman chairman and vice
Following out tho plan, the State
central committee shall be com
pasod of 170 members, half tho num
ber being women and half being
men. There shall be 85 members
from the counties and 16 members
from the eight congressional districts.
IN SOVIET STATE
REPORTS SAY 10,000,000 ACTUA
ALLY DYING OP HUNGER AND
AS MANY MORE FACE FAMINE
IN NEAR FUTURE
Ten million persons are actually
starving in the Russian Provinces of
Samara and Saratott and 10,000,
000 more in other parts of Russia
ate facing famine according to of
ficial Mowcow estimates.
Plagues of cholera, typhus and
locusts, following in tho wake of
the drouth, have reduced Southern
Russia to a charnal house.
The situation Is worse than It
was in 1872. A two year's drouth
hat loft tho country scodlcss. Sup-
rtllfH nrn nvfintintnit nnri nit n rnault
' millions nro migrating westward
and threatening to overrun tho borders.
Ilo'sheUk tcprcRcntatlvca admit
1 that the situation Is beyond control
of tho Soviet leaders.
I Pathetic appeals for assistance
for the stricken districts aro being
made by Maxim Oorky and other
I The locust plague also is repartod
to havo spread through tho terrl-
tniles along tho Volga, across to
Up August 15th
An interested crowd gathered in
District Court Wednesday to hear
the much talked about case wherein
W. II. Porkinsou, City Water Super
intendent, is seeking by mandamus,
to compel Mayor R. P. Bowles of
Durant to sign warrants representing
the rormor's salary, and the crowd
was disappointed, for tho Court post
poned tho hearing until August 16.
The postponment was had on the
motion of Attorneys C. C. Hatchett
and Porter Newman, attorneya for
Mr. Bowles, who said that they had
not had time to look up tho law.
Mr. Perklnaon is represented In tho
case by Hayes & Mcintosh.
(By Dr. D. Armstrong, County
Small poz has been needlessly pre
vailing in Bryan County during the
fall of 1920 and the spring of 1921,
and it is still present in many local
(ties of the county. With our pres
ent knowledgo of preventative meas
ures against this disease, this condi
tion I J almost disgraceful. The
presence of an unvacclnated person
is responsible for each case of small
poz, and while the type of the di
sease for the past few years has
been generally mild, we havo no as
surance that the mild type will not
chango as it has always done to tho
severe and fatal type. Therefore,
wo should not be led into the belief
that the fatal tjpo has gone into re
If we remain unvacclnated and
thoreby acquire a susceptible people,
tho Hugo Calamity of 190S will
sooner or later be repeated. IT small
pox were now causing a death rate
of from 25 to 50 per cent, the l.ilty
would soon become alarmed and
would be seeking vaccination.
It, is tho duty of the medical pro-
I fesslon, and any one who knows tho
danger which awaits an unvacclnated
community, to advlso and teach vac
cination as tho only route to cltmi-
nntn thfo riinnrinrl (HspriRn.
I Practically cvoiy person Is snsrep-
i tlble to vaccination, and should he
vaccinated repeatedly until It, takes,
i which gives absolute immunity to
I No large s-rratches or scars need
he made for intioducing the vaccine.
An abrasion ono-slxteonth of an Inch
square Is largo enough, or a scar
one-sixteenth of an inch is long
enough, which If given the same tare
and attention that, Is demanded In
any surgical proceeduro will entire
ly eliminate the occasionally painful
and sore arm, and will rob tbo antl
vacclnatlonlsts of their only real ar
gument which they havo against vac
cination. Tho neglect of varciuatlon alone Is
responsible for the presence of small
pox In this county.
They had a ball game Saturday
afternoon tho Printers and the
Court House did Not that either
could play ball but that tho Court
House team played tho worst and tho
Printors ran off with the long end
of a 13 to 6 scoro .
Texas Drops Its
Fight On Clan
The flcht of the Texas Legisla
ture against tbo organization of tho
Klu Kluz Klan, has been dropped
and is now history. A resolution
condemning the organization was
pi evented this week, and tho resolu
tion was tabled Wednesday by a
vote of 69 to 54.
LITTLE T. G. A.VTIN LAID
TO REST SUNDAY
After a week's Illness, during
which hope revived and fled, alter
nately, T. G., Jr., flvo-yoar-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Griff Astin died last
Saturday morning, death being duo
to that disease which appears com
mon among children this yoar, known
aB Colitis. Funeral services wore
held at the homo, Elm and Sixth,
Sunday afternoon at two thirty
o'clock, atteudod by a large number
of friends. The servics were in
charge of Rev. C. B. Cross, pastor
of the Methodist church, assisted by
W. F. Tyreo, with Interment In High
land cemetery. At the grave of the
little ono, Rov. Ed. Q. Butlor offered
The actho pall bearers were Sam
Jackhon, Howard Staley, Ray Tyson,
W. P. Rouudtrce, Kenton Mattoz, J.
R. Hlgglns, Burt Swift and Mortis
The sympathy of tbo community
goes out, to the parents In their bereavement,
WANTED NOTHING STIRRING
A resident of tho Normal Boule
vard district Informed the News
Tuesday that about two weeks pre
vious to that he personally secured
twenty-three applications for tele,
phones by residents of the Normal
Boulevard district alone, twenty of
which were from individual residents
of those two streets. The phones
nre not available and up until Tues
rhv of this week, the gentleman in
forms us, no action has been taken
bv the telephone company so fas as
his Information was concerned.
MRS. LEEGRAFT DEAD
Word was received here Thursday
morning telling of the death of Mrs.
A. N. Leecraft at Oklahoma City,
which occured Wednesday nlgbt.
Leecraft had been III for quite a
while following a stroke of paralysis.
It was announced tbst burial would
be made at Sherman, Texas.
TULSA CHIEF OK POLICE
IS FOUND GUILTY
John A. Guatafhon, suspended Tul
sa Chief of police, was found guilty
by a Jury of having failed to take
proper precautions for public safety
In the nlgbt and day of tho rocent
race riot here and also guilty on
another count of conspiracy to free
automobile, thloies and collect To
wards. The Jury deliberated six
Tho Juiy delltorated on only two
counts, three having been dropped
since the trial was started two weeks
ago, with tho punishment to be met
ed the Chief should he he convicted
dismissal fom offle.
The two counts finally left charged
dereliction or duty on the night of
the riot and conspiracy with other
members of the police force to permit
thefts of automobiles so that Insur
ance on them might be collected.
Counts of tbo Indictment dropped
Included not enforcing the liquor
law, not closing disorderly houses
and of huvlng used his city office to
further tho Interests of his detective
BUILDING COMMITTEE IS
Tho Dr.rant Country Club Is plan,
nlng to make plans in the near fu
ture for the erection of a club house
on the club property south of town.
President Bos well this week selectod
a building committee to attend to
the details, the committee compris
ing, Jas R. McKlnney, Chairman,
M. C. Mhoon and E. M. Evans.
HOME DESTROYED UY FIRE
The home of C. S. Miller, living
in Lone Oak community flvo miles
northeast or Durant, was totally de
stroyed by fire at ono o'clock Mon
day morning, together with all con
tents. Mr. Miller had no Insuranco
on either house or household goods.
Somo of the children were sick at the
ttmo ns well. The fire had its origin
in an exploding coal oil lamp. Mon
day, neighbors of Mr. Mlllor took up
a collection nmong friends and par
tially enabled the stricken family to
get a start on another home.
NOTE TO RUSSIA STRONGEST
RID SHORT OF FORCE. DE
MAND MUST BE MET TO SB
CURE FURTHER AMERICAN
The atrongest appeal to the Rus
sian Soviet Government for release
of American citizens detained there,
short, of actual forco has been made
the past week through the State De
partment and tho demand baa been
received by tho Russian Govern
ment. It appears that many cltlxena
of the United States have been and
aro being prlsoneis In Russia with
out formal charge against them.
Former appoals by tho United States
have gono unheodod.
Tho State Department and the De
pat tmetit of Commerco are cooper
ating to cot results and Russia hat
boon directly threatened with the
stoppage of shlpmonts of food and
I medical rolicf from the United
States, unless tbo roqucst Is Imme
BOY SCOUTS HAVING FINE TIME
The Boy Scouts from Durant who
aro In camp at Devil's Den. all renort
a great time so for with no hitches.
They are all very enthusiastic over
their new diversion.
I MOB LAW AT IIATTIESnURG
MIHSIHHiri'I IiAHT 8ATVHUAX
Casey Jones, white, recently con.
vtcted of tho murder of Mrs. J. 8.
Mosley and sontoncod to be hanged
July 18, but whose case was pending
on appeal beforo the Mississippi
State Supreme Court, was taken
from tho county Jail at Hattlesburg
by a mob early Saturday morning
and hanged in the courthouse yard.
So Much More for
So Much Less
You don't have to remem
ber back to last year to
appreciate the saving we
offer in these unusual val
ue MEN'S SUITS.
The kind of Suit picked
out by Men who want
"something real fine," con
taining exceptional quality
workmanship; a fit that
stays; and made of the
choicest summer mater
ials, in popular patterns
Kool Cloth .
Suits, all are priced in the
$9JBS to $19J50
Ten weeks of straw Hat
season yet. Finish it out
with a new sailor
91.00 to $35
' rvj zrte
tst t '
that reflects the little refinements of dress; correct
shades; trim fit; wear; everything you could aik, silk
hosiery, or any other hose to be.
The small price is another "Big Thing" about ours.
50c 75c $1.25