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The Durant Weekly News
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DURANT, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 1922
NKU 1 1 KSI1AV SHOULD
lift ItEOl HWlUiiO Ul
. im ,.! I'nmlumH Given For ttest
j-.,. 1..k1c.s Day announced for
Tup-uli-. March 7. snouia ana proua-
Wy 1.. tin' bct one ever held In Du-
' . .. it i not onlv to be a bier
mariot fur bis and a11 Quantities
of all Kind- ft iarm iiruuui-is uui
H i. i minaturc county fair too.
Mori town people than ever before
,re l i-oniing interested In the event.
Thi mi'Mii-s a ready markot for the
.-,. ihniL's to be brought to Mar
ket Sll!irL' for sa,c a day" In
view f good markets proviaea in ior-
Bcr i!.i - 'f -nc Kind' ond the ndded
...niii,n nf winnlnc a premium for
lt-t i-hilii of some kind the coun
try pr t-Io two are doumy mierestea.
nd iii will mean lots of things for
Mle that day.
EKuhi-re in this usue oi me
NEW 5 - .i large advertisement tell
i,, v.hn kimis of exhibits will be
jndci I and whnt the Prmium ls for
tho I" t eacii. ana wnen unu wiierc
the jut! mg will be done. Everyone
i.'.ntm. tod in the event. Other de
tail' -f plan' for Trades Days are
alo included in the announcement.
nd all should read it carefully.
Tn mil it inn to this advertising the
committee in charge of the day aro
doing much other advertising work
to Incrcve interest of the town peo
ple in bring on hand to buy what is
People from other States who have
learned of this plan of cooperative
trHp5 iIhvs nronounce the local plan
a real community cooperation idea.
and one that will grow bigger and
better with each one.
U.S. WILL NOT PAY
A BONUS IN CASH
Other Legislative Activities Of The
Week .In Washington. Naval
The ways and meaiw committee
of the lower house of Congress has
finally decided .not to attempt the
payment of a cash bonus to former
service men, on the ground that the
J taxes to be .paid by the people of
I the United States are already as
high as they should be for the next
i few years.
In place of cash the committee
has virtually decided on the plan of
j issuing government notes which will
have an immediate loan value at
banks, but which will not be redeem
ed by the government in less than
Under the present plan all veterans
will be given certificates represent-
ing one dollar for each day of ser
vice of the man. These may be plac
ted as collateral with banks for loans
j up to fifty per cent of their face val
ue. The American navy was handed a
jolt also this week when the House
appropriations committee cut the luri
appropriation item from $12,000,000
asked to $6,282,685. which means that
the navy must abandon maneuvers
for some time to come.
A deficiency appropriation for
various departments was approved
for $108,416,287. which is $76,500,000
less than was requested.
Don't overlook the biggest trades
day Durant ever had Next Tues
day. March 7.
E. G. McKINNEY
Since the organization of this business it's "Tradition"
has been to sell only Merchandise .which would prove
Satisfactory under the tests of actual use goods rightly
adapted in pattern, and materials, to the purposes in
tended. In addition we have always sought to supple
ment the right kind of goods with REAL SERVICE to our
customers. We are continually building for future busi
ness and welcome every opportunity to broaden our ac
quaintance and improve our service.
OUR STOCKS LARGE AND COMPLETE
Muring the Fall and Winter months we made good use
of the readjustment period by pushing sales and through
this etfort and with very attractive prices turned our
Mock and gave our patrons a substantial saving.
We now have our shelves full of merchandise bought on
the latest market and are better than' ever equipped to
take care of your wants at the lowest possible prices.
OF SPECLVL INTEREST TO THE HOUSEWIFE
You will find many pretty things in our stock of China
Dinner Ware. We have enjoyed a large business on this
line of merchandise because we have had what the people
want. See our display of Nippon China, English Dinner
Ware and the best American Goods.
ft is our purpose to carry the many things necessary to
mak the w in the kitchen a pleasure and a delight. If
there is a special utensil that you have been trying to get
co"" an see our stock we have It.
Mixing Bowls, Spatulas, Kitchen Knives, Paring Knives,
ake Knls. Dish Drainers, Vegetable Brashes, Alum!
Um 8i)oons. Dover Egg Beaters, Dunlap Cream Whip,
Dishes and Pans for Every Purpose.
FLAYS ATTV. HEPBURN
Charges Him With Inciting Riot and
In Wednesday's Dally Oklahoman.
appeared the following scathing let
ter, written by Governor Robertson
to County Attorney Hepburn of Ok
mulgee county, as a result of the
recently scandal following a bank
failure, in which the Governor's name
has been used in connection with al
leged wrong doing. The letter is
Dear Sir: Some three weeks ago.
pursuant to an arranged and publicly
announced plan of which you were
entirely cognizant. I headed a large
SEVENTY GRADE I'UI'ILS
MAY TAKE SATE EXAMS.
Important Plan Adopted By County
School Teachers Saturday
Pupils in Bryan County schools
who have had a year's work in the
seventh grade will be permitted to
take the State Examination in :agri
culture, or domestic science. Oklaho
ma history, physiology, spelling, civ
ics", penmanship, and geography, and
retain all passing grades to the next
year. No seventh grade manuscripts
other than the above will be given
consideration, so do not send them in.
Pupils who have had a year's
work in the eighth grade will be
nennitted tn tnkn in! nrlthmnHiv
delegation of Oklahoma business men1 tmted States history, reading, gram
on a trip to the Republic of Mexico j mar, and composition. They aro also
in an attempt to build up much need-: permitted to take the other subjects,
cd improvement in our business re- piwided they do not have a grade of
Iations with that government. Uponi!'11 per cent to carry over from a pre
the eve of my departure, and during vioui examination.
my absence, you a sworn officer of. Eighth grade pupils failing to pass
the court, headed and led an unlaw-1 will be permitted to carry all grades
iui not in the superior court room of i of S3 per cent and above to the
Okmulgee city, and by duress and, next year's examination. Any pass
threatened force and violence drove tag grade can be carried from the
"" Juuh "i un oi recora irom , .pril to the May examinations.
the bench and from your county be'
cause he followed the law and dared
to oppose your unlawful demand.
You have encouraged or led every
conceivable public movement in your
county during my absence calculated
to intimidate the grand jurors sum
moned to appear, the courts and the
judicial and executive officers hav
ing to deal with the affairs of your
county. Upon the front pages of the
newspapers of the state during my
absence you have played up your
campaign of terror like a despot
crazed with stolen power. Unless
this is curbed, how could a grand
jury sitting in your county do its
duty in accord with the honest judg
ment of its members without the fear
of suffering violence?
Upon my return Sunday morning
I advised you of my willingness,
waiving all privileges and immunities
to go before the grand jury and tes
fy fully as to all matters being in
vestigated. Still swinging with the
momentum of my absence, you an
nounced through the press that I
would be called. But before the sun
In order that the papers be graded
at an early date and returns made to
the pupil, it is necessary to raise
sonic money. Hence, it is requested
that all seventh grade pupils pay
23 cents and all eighth grade pupils
pay 50 cents to this fund. Those
falling to pay the above amount will
not be able to get a return on the
April examination before the May
Manuscripts without a pupil's name
and the name of the subject will not
be given consideration. Seventh and
eighth grade papers should be kept
separate, since it is necessary to re-
card them separately. If possible.
send all papers to the County Super
intendent's office flat, do not fold or
Adopted by Bryan County Teach
crs Club, February 25th. 1922.
COERCION DIDNT WORK
Discharged by a Wall Street bank
ing house for refusing to write let
ters to Congress attacking adjusted
compensation, an ex-service man
has turned tn thn Amprimn Ijxtrinn
mum suv, you iremoiea ana weaicen nt. New York for help in finding an
to .ana. laiung. gave to me press ai other position. He was one of thr
letter to me in which you said. "I
am in doubt at this time whether the
county attorney has any right to
bring before the grand jury one who
out of 250 employes, who refused to
sell his pen
The Legion secured his affidavit
stating that typewritten forms were
is himself being investigated. How-, passed out bv the firm to all their
ever, I will look into the matter more , workers with an order that each era-
fully and advise you later.
The humblest layman in the land
knows that your statements are the
rankest of hypocritical camouflage.
The grand jury has the right to hear
the testimony of any witness. A
ployee hand in four unsealed letters
one to President Harding and three
to Congressmen, and the remark
that "you fellows hod better write
these letters tonight if you want to
keep your jobs."
man against whom an indictment is prom American Legion Bulletin,
suugm can lawiuuy rexuse u lesuiy j
v uub iciusc aa-itc OUCD lib. XIlc KU
crnor of the state is immune from the
subpoena of a grand jury but I have
MAYTUBBY IS IN RACE
Sam W. Maytubby, Jr.. of Caddo,
flntiniinrAC fniu itrstnL ttinf Tin tirtll a
waived all official privileges and im-ja candidate for county judge of Bryan
iiiuiuut given me governor uy me county, subject to the Democratic
law. I want to tell the grand jury ' primarj- August 1. He will announce
the facts. I ask in that regard only J formally in the near future, he says,
that consideration given by the law!
to the humblest private citizen.
GRAND JURY WILL
MEET MARCH 6th
FRUIT RETARDED BUT NOT
RUINED BY RECENT FREEZH
Hinted That Investigations May Re
sult in indictments Of A Start
General Belief Ik That A Week Mora
Would Have Damaged It.
The snecial srrand lurv rnllpd hv
District Judge Gconre March will pnn-
vene next Monday morning, March 0,
at nine o clock, when, after ronnivlnir
tne charge ol the court, they wllr
begin deliberations. The names of
twenty-four men have been drawn.
and from this number a jury of
twelve will be empaneled for the
The News has been unable to pro
cure from the court clerk, Lacy
Crimes, a list of the names drawn.
Mr. Grimes tells us the rules won't
allow the names to be given out un
til the jury is convened.
Dame rumor has it that the grand
jury will be furnished information
of such a nature, which, if sufficient
is likely to result in the returning
of indictments of a startling nuturo,
involving filks whose names hereto
fore have not been mixed up with
As a matter of fact, a large com
mittee of local business and profes
sional men have already visited
County Attorney Victor Phillips and
voluntarily furnished evidence of cer
tain things and promised to stand
strictly behind tho enforcement de
partment. Mr. Phillips asks this paper to say
that his department appreciates such
action and that if all of the best
citizenship will do likewise, the of
ficers of the law will be able to make
a much better showing.
The general belief expressed amonr
men who know the fruit tree busi
ness is that the heavy leet and
freeze of this week has simply re
tarded the fruit crop for the coming
year but has not caused any serious
damage to prospects. It is true that
many trees started to bud and soma
of them had budded quite considerably
but the freeze coming when it did
seems to have had tho effect of stop
ping further development until mora
warm weather is at hand.
Had the warm days of February
gone on for ten days or two weeks
more, allowing the buds to become
developed, and then had a freeze lileo
that of this week struck, it is pos
sible, in the judgment of those in
forming the News, that the crop
would have been seriously damaged.
The thermometer reached a point
ten degrees above zero during Tues
duy night, and ice three inches thick
was frozen during that night, and
lots of. plumbing was frozen and
bursted as well as automobile radia
tors. The combination sleet and snow,
brought out the seldom used sleds
and the kids both small and largo
were seen by the scores hooking rides
behind cars, and coasting down tor
cllned streets. A few pair of lea
skates were In evidence Wednesday
morning when certain of the local
kiddos undertook to do ice skating oa
the sleet covered walks.
W. Frank Dyer was here from
Dallas on business Thursday.
Now that I have returned Mr. Hen- evidence or reason and let my ac-
burn. I ask you to stand up like a quittal by a court and jury suffice as
man and look me in the eye in the my exoneration and vindication. But
grand jury room. If I am guilty, you
should welcome hearing my testi
mony. If I am innocent, common
when you indict a governor of a state
the report appears in the press of all
the nation. It sets a stain upon the
decency demands that the grand jury fair name of the state, harmful to
he permitted to hear what I have to ' the pride and business welfare of all
say. the people. It is to protect the peo-
If I am indicted, a two-fold con-, pie of the state from such humilia-
sequvnee occurs. First, it is a charge ! tion that I have asked the right,
against me personally. Second, it is ( without privileges or immunities
a serious reflection upon the state given to any citizen of the state, to
of whose government I am the head. ' give the facts of the grand jury; to
If only my personal name and fate attempt to prevent you from ma-
were involved. I might unflinchingly , llciously distorting the facts and the
let you pursue your course and un-ilaw behind the closed doors of a I
justly and maliciously bring me be-.grand jury room. Yours truly,
fore the bar of the court to standi J. B. A. ROBERTSON,
trial on a charge unsupported by , Governor.
Money For Bryan
E. G. McKINNEY
I have a large amount of money available for
immediate payment of Farm Loans on Bryan
County Farms. We have faith In the future of
this county and arc In position to finance your
OUR SERVICE SATISFIES. Examine your
land from this office. Title examined by local
attorney The money is on deposit In local
bank. We pay you as soon as papers are execut
ed and title Is complete.
There is no better or quicker service.
Frank H. White
Everyone is beginning to realize that the fi
nancial conditions are improving. Most every
thing produced on the farm is advancing in
price. We all learned that we must diversify
and once we get started Uryan County will be
the best county in the south.
We also know that it will be necessary for us
all to economize to save to buy at the cheap
est possible prices and that's where THE DIXIE
STORE can help.
Remember v sell "a llttlt cheaper tlmu most
36-inch Percales yd. . ... 14c
27-inch Ginghams, yd. 10c to 17c
Full yard wide Domestic, yd. 10c
Crepe de Chine, best grade, yd. $1.49
Pongees, for bloomers, waists, etc,,
Tissue Ginghams, beautiful pat
terns, yard, 50c
Beautiful patterns in 30-inch
Crepes, very best grade 39c
One lot Men's hats $4.50 to $6.50 val
uespriced to sell $1.95
100 pair tennis oxfords 49c
Big assortment of house dresses
priced to move Look them over.
IF YOU WANT TO SAVE
The Dixie Store
Where np-town prices look extravagant
P. S. Pure-Bred Durocs for sole at all times.
208 West Main St.
103 N. Third Ave.