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The Durant Weekly Newt
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FRIDAY. JANUARY li. i)2'2
Do you bclievr the- age of miracles
nas passed? Then rend the story of
Ruby Miller was liom at Columbia.
o. u. At thi- ago of two years, n.s
the result of an attack of scarlet fev
er, she lost her hearing and her eye
sight. Her parents kept her with
them until she was six years old, and
was then persuaded to send her to Ce
dar Springs, the South Carolina school
for the deaf and blind. By this time
he had forgotten the few words she
had learned when she wus stricken,
and was, in truth, but a little animal,
incapable of expressing any want or
Skilled, devoted teachers took her
in charge. They made slow progress
at first, and in fact made no progress
at all for more than a year. But fin
ally they penetrated the double veil,
and behind the darkness and the sil
ence they found a living, loving human
soul and began to develop it.
Ruby Miller is now about sixteen
years old. She is well educated as
Biost girls of her age. She reads and
writes proficiently; she has some
knowledge of music; she knows hl
tory and geography and mathematics;
and above all, she is happy in being
-i SJjo talks with her vocal chords,
saving leamedto do so by holding her
fingers on the lips and throat of oth
trs who were talking. Her friends talk
to her by means of the finger alpha
bet. She is a well developed, normal,
happy girl, with the exception that
she cannot see and she cannot hear
She has the same feelings as other
girls of'her age. She knows love and
jealousy and fear, and hatred--not of
persons but of evil things.
Do you know any greater miracle
ever wrought than this in the case of
this little deaf and blind gh? Was
any greater, thing ever done than to
awaken a human soul ia darkness and
silence and develop it and bring into
harmony with the world and to an
understanding of God's love ?
Truly, the loving, patient teachers
at Cedar Springs have wrought a mir
KOCH AND LORENZ
l"och, commander-in-chief of the
allied armies, has just completed a
triumphal tour of the United States
He was given the most enthusiastic
demonstrations by cheering crowds
at every stop.
Dr. Lorenz, a noted Austrian sur
geon, recently came to this country
to conduct clinics for crippled chil
dren. He is admittedly the most
skilled man in his line in the world.
He came here, not to earn money, but
to give his services free, as an ex
pression of his gratitude for the food
and clothing Riven the children of
Europe during and since the world
war by the people of America.
His coining was so bittlery resent
ed by American surgeons that he has
felt deeply hifrt and has threatened
to give up his work and leturn to his
home in disgust.
It is only fair to say that not all
American surgeons took this resent
ful position, but so ninny of them did
that the affair became a national
We claim to be tired of war, but
we still give our highest praise to the
military heiu, and give only criticism
or at bet, neglect, to those who-e
work lies in the art- of peace or in
relieving the distress of suffering
We have a long road to travel bo
fore we may honestly claim that ours
is really civilized country
Americans are spending four times
as much on candy, chewing gum and
soft thinks as on the army and navy
says a government authority.
Well, what of it?
Money spent for wnr purposes goes
for the creation of misery. What we
spend for chewing gum and sweets
add to the joy of life.
All work and no play makes Jack
a dull boy. Within reasonable
bounds, the luxuries of pleasure are
Too much pandering is weakening
the human race, says Prof. Raymond
Pearl, of Johns Hopkins University
and he is right
In caring for our bodies, most of us
follow the easiest way.
A man puts in half a day working
hard, to get his automobile in good
condition. Suggest that he spend as
much on his body, and he rebels.
We need steady, regular exercise
to keep our joints from rusting, our
system from accumulating poisons,
our organs working properly-
A brisk daily wolk will add years
to one's life
WHAT EDUCATION IS
"What is an education?'' was tht
question propounded to a group of
tninking men the other day..
"It is a duty," said one. "It is a
ptivilege" nid another.
"Wi ale both light, but ou ! not
go far enough," said the nmn who had
propounded the iiiestion "Kilu.Mtion
is a responsibility. The man who gets
an cdmntion incurs a gient Responsi
bility in the kind of use he make--of
There is a great truth in this, and,
unfortunately, many educated men
and women have never realized it.
Education N a gieat blessing, but
it like other blessings must be shared
with others. The mnn who gets an
education mid then ucs it for bad
purposes, or even for his own selfish
purposes, is doing himself and the
world a great wrong and will be held
accountable foi this along with his
You can al-o judge a man by the
phonograph recoids he buys.
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A divorce suit, as you hae doubt
less notited, is seldom clean.
'Sfunny. but sometimes a man
never settles up until he settles down
In other words, the navies of the
world are facing rough sledding.
Those who are proudest of family
history are tho-e who know leabt
A man never lealizcs how long a
night can be until the baby has the
. ; . i s
Add mysteries of life: Why is a
saxaphone called a musical instru
You do not have to have a hunter's
license when you go hunting for
It is all right to keep the home
fires burning unless you have to foot
the coal bill.
It is good politics to say the baby
favors its mother, whether you think
so or not.
No; we won't know whether they
ever ended that latest war in the
Balkans of not.
Mnybe in time to come there will
be a demand for a bonus for ex-football
A woman thinks a man at home U
worth two on the road-
If it depreciates much further Ger
man currency will be a liability
lather than an asset.
Naval reduction also means that
the nations must take the chips off
Another objection to loud-mouthed
people is that they are so often long
winded as well.
How sweet and pleasant it is to
dwell next to a neighbor who hasn't
got a phonograph.
There is no accounting for tastes
One girl lins her bait bobbed, and an
other wears a wig.
All men an- lazy, observes a Tex
as philosopher, but some men give in
to it more than others-
No, you can't safely predict a
bright future for the chap who makes
a practice of getting lit up.
The leason why there is always
room at the top i because people
ai e always slipping from it.
A girl raised to run the streets will
probably not be successful if she ever
tries to urn a home.
But, you know. Senator Tom Wat
son is not the only man who loes the
sound of his own voice-
Some pi oplo apparently had rather
have credit at the filling station than
at the giocery store-
Aren't you glad you nre not a rel
ative of the Philadelphia woman who
left her fortune to found n home for
Checkers may not be the grcate-t
game in the world, but you hardly ev
er hear of anybody getting killed in
a quarrel about it.
Another thing that the country
likes about Secretary Hughes is that
he uses his bat to cover hi- head and
not to talk through-
Senator Borah's idea seems to be
that the United States i- big enough
to stand alone and should have the
nerve to do so
A man who has been married for u
long time says he sometimes wonders
if women do not marry for love of an
Rotten poitics is usually the kind
practiced by the side that wins.
Maw Uergdoll, it is aunoui.ceU, is
about, to be ejected by her landlord,
but we fear she will have to look
to Germany for benefits tor her ie
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THE DCIUNT WKCTLY NEWS
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'w.c labor loaf r, I
tnat ,- malingering; I
Wit-- capi:..i K.afs,
tht.t : bume- dt-i-re-Mon.
stockings are like refutations
'' ':ep up
THE ONLY LAf'K
--Vf'. NiHie. U your doll
!' fumihed now?
i.air.a. I -;il) r.c-i-d t.
" " the .ool;
Tf.i- irim W&- rnahim. but
They fitcl John Urajv.
Utnh. r,.-, off the ear of
UJ i, .-.yi.thone player
What h&ppened to a man who mar
ried his mother-in-law is shown in an
article taken from the Madison's
County Democrat. The Marriage of
ueorgt fc. Bidder. 44, at Odar Rap
ids, Iowa, last Friday makes him
the grandfatner of six of his children
and stepfather of his former wife. He
maintd his mother-ir.-law, Mr
Julia Davis, 4f He wa- divorced a
few week- ago from Mr- Eva Bad
er. daughter of hi- new wife and
mother of the -ix little Badgers.
Of luui-i- -hue an otners, but one
different e i- :hi.t the thicken on the .
farm go to bed earlier, -uggests Bill
, FOOL QUESTIONS
O W. F Asks: "Why do they call
a saxophone a musical instrument?"
Nobody knows O W P- any more
than they know why a crow thinks it
There are of course a great many
ignorant people in the country but if
we were looking for a d n fool who
thinks he is smart, we would go to
a city to find him-
A LADY GREASER
"We must treat our new cook with
respect. She belongs to the Revolu
tionary Dames where she came
"Where'd she come from?"
And while ordinary beauty may be
only skin deep, a dimple's depth de
pends upon how far you fall for it,
opines Bill Spivens.
ONE RANGER ENOUGH
Some decades ago there was a riot
down in Texas and a hurry call forf,
helu was sent to the Texas Ranpera.
an organization that in those days
was something different from the
collection of mail-order cowboys of
The Goernor wired back: "Ran
gers enroute " The sheriff met the
train- One lonely Ranger, little ole
Bill Macauley got off. The Sher
iff said: "Oh, my Lord, where's the
rest of the outfit? "Rest hell!" -aid
Billy, you ain't got but one riot here,
If you -ae your pennies the dol
lars will take care of the lawyers
who bleaks your will.
IN A SMALL TOWN HOTEL
I settled me down one evening.
It wasn't so long ago,
For the air was cold nnd chilly
The giound all covered with -now
To sleep the -!eep of the weary.
On a bed at the end of the hall.
Where the -now and wind -o dreary,
Blew in through a hole in the wall.
And I drew the cover- around me.
With my knee'- up under my ihin;
From -omewheie in the dar'tnt . I
Two enemies -wiftly stole in
Ont appioaihed from the wet in -i-lent
While the othei had taken a lir.-
From the pillow, on which I wa
To the n.'-e th.v I always u-'led
liefoi e th" fir-t -n"ie I could lifer.
The M j.'.-iii then .twful ntUich.
The one m my no-e made me -put'er.
Whili tho other, he bit at my kick.
I counteitd. 1 fenied. 1 parried.
I -c rati hid anil 1 hammered in
I tinned, but neer 1 tarried.
For they were back biting again
As w waged mil furious battle.
The coer- became disarrayed.
My tit th they began to rattle,
While I became greatly di-maved-In
vain 1 called for asinance,
No light uinld I find nnywheie;
So the noise of my earnest resistance
And ihat'ei !' ii''te filled 'he
At last the pillow wa- taken.
I jumped far out on the floor.
My enemies both were shoken.
So I euiled my up by the door
There I -hivered away, most derrvnt
ed. With the pillow thrown over my
To awake in the morning contented.
When I found both bugs frozen in
A New York newspaper say that a
house that wa-- urce occupied by Cap
tain Kidd is still standing in that .ity
That'- nothing There's a hone next
to ur on 4th street that is occupied
by a restaurant proprietor
EVEN SO, YEA VERILY
Today you kick up the dust at 3.1
per hour. Tomonow the judge gets
yu.r "dut" $25. worth or so.
NOT MUCH DIFFERENCE
"Ju-t back from the South Seas?"
"I spent 10 years there," said the
"Do the styles in women's clothes
shock you since you have come
"On the toutiaiy. they seem familiar."
A prcs dispatch impuits the news
that a well known banker on the
Pacific coast would be u farmer if he
had his life to live over again. What
would ou do? If you ask us well,
we'd like to be a pugilist so we could
pa-te a co.iple of guys we know in the
; LITTLE KNOWN FACTS OF HIS
M slTfin Wraf sU "Pnroilioo Pnrrninail'
after his mother in law died-
The farmer tills the stubborn soil.
From down till chilly eve,
He breaks the clods for weary rods
With many a heart-fear, heave
He milks the cows at break of day
And plows the corn and mows the
He feeds the frisky pigs at dawn,
And spades the frozen field.
For garden sass and sassafras
And other country yeild
He cranks the Ford and hustles down
TV. vr.ll !,.. hh f -fiL-c ;n tm
The farmer breaks his bending back
For sixteen hours each day,
With mighty sweats he pays his debts
And keeps the wolf away
He toils away in cold and heat
For stuff for city folks to eat.
And when his bending back gives .
And neighbors lay him out,
In his Sunday best, hell get a rest
His first, beyond a doubt,
In some Elwain, shinning field
Where town folks do not eat the
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POME ON XMAS
Oh, let us be happy,
And full of good cheer t .
For Christmas comes
But once a year.
But spare us, St. Nick.
From the well meaning friend
Who slips us a gift
When we've no more to spend-
Early closing of the Mouth Would
Also Help Some-
HE "WENT WEST"
This marks the grave of Ezra-
Who said, he had no use for chains;
" iy roan, a leanui skiq,
And earth of one more chump was
Of course there may be other view
points, but as a general thing it
costs less to break and engagement
that to get a divorce, gargles, Bill
A reader wants the Office to try
to get Tex Rickard to stage a bout
between Jack Dempsey and Mrs
Jiggs. We feel sure this bird bet on
both Williard and Carpenter and Is
anxious to see Dempsey put to sleep
PUTTING REASON INTO SEASON
Charming girlies decked in fur
Do brave the summer heat,
But does it matter after all.
So long as they look neat?
Silken hose in brave display,
Encloak their pretty shins,
But now they're added silk and wool
To sheat the winter winds.
GET A DOZEN!
Tne young housewife, looking very
pretty and workmanlike in big green
covet alls, was cleaning ou the pantry
"Dickey." she called to her young
I kunVtrin '(I mnne ni tn hmnn n-iA n
ilUOUUJIUt A tVUllb JTUU kU U1IU(J I11C U
! mouse-trap home tomorrow."
"But angel, cried the young
man. ' I bi ought you one home yes
"I know, pet," called back the
young bride, "But that one has a
mouse in it."
Etn money won't work without
watching, gargle Bill Spivens.
Deer has, in a sense, been restor
ed to ;ome ot us, but now that we
can hae it, we don't want It.
The pest that takes the sugar plum
Is the pessimist.
'I reckon, daughtii. that young
mail s ui.tch must be fast,"
"What makes you think so, pa?"
Why. when ou weie seeing him out
Henty Ford say be will hire a
million workers if he gets Muscle
Shoals. Now the goternmunt, 1b go
ing to sell hiui the big power plant,
ltr-el: up. Hen, back up!
POME ENTITLED EARLY WINTEF!
Wctii a duck who owes you a lit
tle Ml! flashes u fifty-dollar green
back on you he always looks like
30 rents when he finds jou can
change it li
The indigestion tablets
Tho heart medicine says: "Hurry"
The stomach pump says: "My in
ning!" The castor oil soys: "Outrages for
The lancer says: "Nothing like n
The headache lemedy s:ns:
Tin- tveeneis say: "Pull!"
Tin' cash register says: "Wei
Tbi- pioprluror Buys: "All is gilst
tbi't i oines to my mill!"
.Some of the patients who go to the
doctors for it will get beer. Others
will wind up with bier.
REV. SWINNEY LEAVES HERE
TO ENTER EVANGELISTIC FIELD
Rev. W. R. Swinney, who has been
pastor of the Church of Christ, has
moved to Kerrville, Texas, where he
will enter the evangelistic field for
his church. He expects to hold re
vivals there this winter and spring,
but said he hoped to return here
again next summer nnd preach for
the local congiegation. Rev. Swinney
has done a good work during the
HEAVY WIND AND RAIN
This section was visited by a heavy
wind and rain early Wednesday
morning followed by a considerable
drop in temperature, but no damage
of consequence from the wind has
been reported in the county.
BUSINESS CHANGE HERE
A deal hus been closed this week
whereby W. A. Wright brought one
Store with W. B. Morrison, former
sole owner. Mr. Wright will devote
his time to his new business venture.
Formerly he has been working as a
traveling salesman and has lived here
for the better part of the last eight
or nine years.
ROTARY CLUB MEETING
The Rotary Club at its regular
weekly meeting Tuesday noon, had
an unusually interesting program, in
charge of Orion Salmon. Little Miss
Mildred Laird, sang two solos, little
Henry Bennett, Jr. gave two readings
and Rev. Mr. Miller of the Methodist
church made an excellent impromptu
NOT SO GOOD LOOKING, NOW
Jim Petty, who lives in Kansas City,
baa heen blind sinpe 1RR9. when the
women wore high-necked merino i
basques and 6-yard skirts that swept
the floor. Recently his 32 years of
blindness were ended by an operation
and he went out on the street. "Great
guns!" he said. "I'd heard it, but I
never believed it!" And he rushed in
side and had the bandages put back
on his eyes. But now, after a few
more trials, James allows modern
fashions aren't so bad after all- "But
people," he says, aren't as good look
ing as they were in the old days."
A Sunday newspaper story from
Atlanta savs that Warden Ed Dvche
has adopted the custom of speaking i
to the prisoners. Good. That is
.MnvA itian ITrl iir,,1fl Ar in tnmo T) a.
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publicans when he left to take that
The derailment of a Katy freight I
SLOGANS FOB THE
train south of Muskogee delayed alllgT
southbound trains from five to eight I "
hours Tuesday. Normal service wasl'tj
completely returned by the day fol- BL
Cignret manufacturers ore pre-
dieting that total sales of cigarcts
to Americans will be nearly 52 bil -
lion this year. If so, they will break
all records. That is why cigaret
prices haven't come down, tho the
average tobacco grower practically
had to give his crop away. Cigars
and pipe tobaccos are gradually los
ing out. Four hundred nnd seventy
two cigarets sold yearly for every
man, woman and child
A IN'iluetlon of .') per cent on
HACK Tt) THE OLD PRICE
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 6. 1S2?
fee titrntrtf h ti
J Democratic Darts
8 8 a 8 xtttu n n n I
i from tne bulletin of the National
Democratic Press Bureau, Oklaho-
That holiday love feast tho r.
publicans were to have in OklahonxsA
City did not materialize. In fact
.here is only one feast active Re-j
tiblieuns arc interested in nnd that is j
ti'i- one which falls from the tree of I
. ft.,""'",i)i- ui uaoiiigiOll KVCn '
lu' liee seems to have the dry rot
o far as the Oklahoma Republicans
The Tulsa World- apologizes for
trying to name the Democratic nomi
nee for governor. Let the World
step right out and get busy for the
kind Ixird knows the World is going
to enjoy that pleasure more than it
will when it tries to name the Re- -publican
Anyhow the Republican adminis
tration can make successful claim to
huving created more tramps, hijack
ers, train bandits and lynchings than
had heretofore been accomplished ia
the same period of time. But evea
that success can not properly be
classified under the normalcy head
ing. One yeaV ago there was rivalry be
tween John fields and Jim Harris as
to which would take the Republican
nomination for Governor. Now they
are so polite that cither would grant
the nomination to another and just,
step aside. Straws, of course, but:
still denoting which waythewind h.
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auoui uii cue xvepuDiiciius can lose
in Oklahoma next year is control of'
the house of representatives, and ak -
most all of the folks will be glad of."
uiey uo mm.. ., ii
Of course a reduction in freight?!
rates on mini prouucis win oe cxv-i
ly welcomed, but it mu3t be remem
bered that the poorer fanners have i
already shipped their products foe
ii. r I
With the anti-war socialists. and tht,,
blue gum negroes all standing soUA ,
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lor tne nepuuiitmi iiauuiuu. auuu ,
istration. it must be admitted that .it.i I
has both strength in number and in.il
if he ever had an oppor
tunity like this when he
was jour age a chance
to buy North American
Light & Power Company
Preferred Shares, paying
8 per cent interest, on the
monthly savings plan $5
down; $5 monthly per
share. A safe, sane,
home investment that will
start you on the road to
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