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THE DURAKT WEEKLY NEWS
77ie Duranl Weekly News
Hy K M BVANS
Kntrrril Hit M-minl i I.ish mill nnlti-r t the
Hatotfirr at Duraut. OU-ilicinu ui.ilir Art
I OoirgrrM of March 3, 18!)
Putillihcd Ttrj Kriilay at 114 North Thin)
Tnur, Durant, Oklahoma.
TEEMS Or SUBSCnirTIOK
(In First and .Second Pnatal Zonn
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No Rutiarrtptl'ih taken for fen than on'
Ttar to points tpond first tun nntal rotics
and to such point the animal rjtii ar
lone Thru- ... ... $l.y."i
Ztnt Four .... . .. .. ... . ,r,o
Bona Fire- . .. 1.75
Ztna HI ......... .... 8.00
Zono Kprrn ................ 3,2t
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THr.AMEHICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION
Fill DAY, MARCH 3, litL'
REMARKAHLK HKNKV FORI)
Roger Unison, the eminent econo
mist nntl business adviser, spent part
of the recent Christmas holidays with
Henry Fonl at the hitter's home in
Uetroit. He soys thnt one day during
Ms visit he heard .Mr. Foul sa to
his wife: "Do you remember how
eventeen years ago we tramped the
streets of Detroit trying to find
someone who would credit us for a
chicken for our Christmas dinner?"
And then he added, thoughtfully, al
most to himself: "And last year I
paid the United States government
tnora than seventy-six million dollars
Aladdin's lamp did wonders when
rubbed; but Ford's little tin ma
chine has the lamp badly beaten. He
stated in an interview since Christ
mas that he had about $140,000,000
In bank probably the largest sum of
cash that any one individual ever
It used to be said no man could
honestly make a million dollars, but
no thoughtful man would say this
now. An inventive or creative gen
ins can create many things, for it is
brains that counts.
Mr. Ford states that his business
could now be capitalized and sold for
a billion dollars. If that is true, he
is our first billionaire and the rich
est man that ever lived. And yet he
has stolen nothing from anybody.
If he has created n billion for him
self, he has eieated many more
billions for persons living in every
country of the world. Thu tenant
farmer today rides with a swiftness
and comfort far exceeding anything
that kings and emperors lotild uim
mnnd fifty years ago.
THK ELASTIC DOLLAR
The "ordinary expenses" of the
national government for the last six
months of 1921 were nearly $700,
000,000 less than for the correspond
ing six months of the year before.
This is due partly to economy,
partly to lower prices. Uncle Sam
can buy a lot more with a taxpayer's
dollar now than he could 12 months
And $1 paid in income tax in 1022
is heavier taxation than $1 paid in
1021. because of the increased buying
power dI the dollar.
The esteemed dollar has the elas
ticity of lubber.
The late (ieorge It, Selden, who,
lifter years of labor, developed the
fiist gasoline piopclled automobile,
is said to have profited less than
$2lll).IMm m loyalties from hi- inven
tion. This lecalis Tellier. inventor of
cold Moi.'ige. who died in poveit;. with
.in empty stouini-h. That's generally
the vviiv with inventors.
RULES OF WAR , i'ne lug pmfiis aie in making and
We have been wondeiing how many ' selling thing.- getting them to the
people have taken seriously the dis- j public u much hauler job than in
cussions nt the arm conference at, venting.
Washington over the puipo.-ed niles
for the toiidui't of future wars. j You can't epeet people to trust
General Sbeiman said that "War is yon if you ilistuist them.
hell," and he was light. All mles1
are disc-mini when two nations go to Mr. lie Valeia is through, whether
.lames J. Hairy, of Iloston, is mar
keting hi new invention, a machine
that strips the skin from fi-h and re
moves all the bones.
The llany invention is about the
size of a washing machine. It handles
2.".. 0(1. l pounds of fish a day. anil will
take the place of twenty-two wink
ers. Tllee wolkeis will be leleli-ed for
other productive occupations. Each
machine like this saves labor ami in
th" long urn raises the siandaul of
living by pel mining an ever-im leas
ing vanet.v of commodities for gener
THE TltOl'lil.E WITH THE TOWN
Sometimes we hear people ask,
"What's the matter with the town?"
They may ask the question as to their
own town, or as to some other town.
The answer is that there is nothing
the matter with the town. If theie
is anything the matter, it is with the
people who live in the town, for the
town is made up of people who live
in the town.
If it is n good town, it is because
it is made up of good people.
is a dead town, or a wicked town
it is because it is made of non-progressive
people or wicked people.
Keep this idea in mind, and you
will more quickly locate the trouble
if there is one.
The best thing about free verse is
that you don't have to read it unless
you want to.
Lots of people have
has ever got rich at it.
hut nobody !
The confcrcmc at Oenoa will be a
pleasant dtver-ioii of the diplomats i
who have giown tirtd of Washington.
Helling liquor i- against the feder
al constitution, -a.v- (lunge I!. Koe--tei,
and thinking ii i- against your
a THE OFFICE CAT
"Oh. my , she ex
"We'll be sine to miss
the fiist act We've
been waiting a good
many minutes for that
mother of mine "
I should say," he replied
she cried joyfull.v "Oh,
neat way to propose
The frost is on the pumpkin
The lorn is on the cop.
The bath is in the bath tub,
The door is on the knob
JUST LIKE A MAN
Illy C I' loiter)
vvus stoimiu' 'loiinil the
lookin' fer the comb,
ie ter Maw "Some thing
the way they
And now the log Krupp gun fac-1 ,
tory in (icrmati.v, has gone to making
typewriters. Wars on the future
maj be moie peaceful.
I III t tllll lift
I 1'i.at - why llii-
lies Nick Mm-
Another (hap that ou haven't
seen in a long time is the one who
used to black his shoes on the front
ponh on Sunday mornings.
dlove an a helluva
he turned on speed
recoul now you lead
Whv. 'twuzn t an hour
light up hele, '
A pointin to a little shelf atop the
Poor Maw. she never sed a woul, just
side glanced thoughts at me
As if I knew- if I would speak, jist
whcie thet lolllb could he.
An, jee. I hadn't seen the thing 'cuz
Twit- on Snttuday
When a feller doesn't hev to comb to
jest go out an play
FRIDAY, MARCH 3. itn, v
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filliill ?s-v noiMl'
1 11 all 1 -
ago I put it IMP " jtVUJWff .
seem t' main,
iluiiial Kalo, of Japan, who was (Josh! I'aw kep' slormin' 'round rais
When von t'i't mail, fount one him-
If it j tired, and by the time you get
through you may be mad enough to
do something about it.
A good many jokes have been made
about the income tax. but to the
man who has to pay it, it is a ser
war, anil nobody expects anything
A nation goes to war to win. The
army leaders who do not do their
best to win are traitors. And a gener
al is not going to let any uile stand
in his way of winning a victoiy.
The attempt to fianie rules for the
conduct of future wars is all poppy
cock, designed to deceive the people.
and the delegates to the anus con
ference understood this quite well.
What we want to know it. whether
the people understand it as they
OUR FUTURE POWER
Only 8.0(10.01)0,0(111 ban els of oil are
left undergioiind in AmcrRu, accord
ing to the geological suivey. This
will last about IS years, at the pies
ent rate of consumption.
But auto owners need not worry.
Almost unlimited supplies of oil lie
inwestern beds of shale nick, and
cheap methods of extracting it will
be devised when it becomes necessary
Gasoline will soon be a hack num
Another decade or so and auto and
airplane engines will be run by elec
tricity sent by wireless from giant
water power plants and steam pow
er stations burning coal at the mouth
of the mines.
Thomas Italdwin. 04-years-old
Long Island hermit, was found dead
in his cottage the other day. He died
in rags, although he had 25 good
suits of clothes hanging about the
The old man probably got great
satisfaction out of contemplating all
those suits and knowing that he
would never want for good clothes.
If he had read Poor Richard's Alma
nac, by Ben Franklin, he would have
seen this: "Wealth is not his that has
it, but his that enjoys it."
Misers usually forget that money
is only a means to an end.
he knows it or mil.
Riding :i hubby
you expect to get
is all right, unless
at lending the conlerence at Washing
ton, says American shoit skirts aie
Somebody should tell the udiuiial
trait he was sent to this country to
ili-ciiss arms, not legs.
"Is your daughter prominent in the
"She's ihairman of the committee
If we are the posterity that our
forefathers prayed for, what sort of
folks do you suppose our posterity
President Harding is accused of
splitting his infinitives. Other presi
dents have been accused of splitting!
to eat on i
Many of Us will hardly get thiough
paying Christmas hills define Easter
chess prodigy is named
No; we don't know how-it.
It seems ju.st a
get the Irish harp
hymn of peine.
little difficult tu
tuned to play a
Oh. dear. A New York man was
badly hint in a fight over one of the
new peace dollars.
Some of tin men who used to try
to drown their sorrows aie now let
ting them die of thirst.
Ask any man who served overseas,
and ho will tell you they didn't hang
nearly enough men over there.
A school house in Philadelphia
caught fire the other day. And you
should have seen the way the pupils
did not help put it out.
There aie two Arthur Griffiths.
One produces moving pictuic shows
in this i ou n try and the other makes
a show of himself in Ireland.
Now inme.s the new.- that the bol
shevists are going to -uppiess the
anarchists in lais-m. Meres hoping
both pal tit- t" the strap good luck.
Don't uitici-e Mr. Will H. Hays too
seveiely. You would probably go in
to the movies, too, if they would of
fer you 51."0,000 a year.
You must admit that the present
.Mexican government seems to be
getting along veiy well without of
ficial recognition fiom us.
Il i- claimed that then- an- m-arh
2.000,001) unemployed persons in this
lountiy. not counting those on (he
An exchange says Missourians are
more piofane than the people of any
other State. Well, that's when the
mules collie from.
1 -aw two girls walking down the
They wore galoshes on their feet,
The dny was cold. and. their heads
But that's the style, so what did they
care, A. G.
Creditors have better memories
than debtors, says Bill Spivens.
We noticed a Ford radiator sun
ning itself in front of a hardware
store on Main street yesterday. An
other sign of an early spring.
Bill Spivens says he don't blame
Zicgfield for giving it up. As a pro
ducer of follies Congress has him
backed completely off the boards.
nnr didn't throw his all at
'Poor old maidhas she ever hud
pioposal, I wonder?"
No the neaiest she ever came to
was when she went into a shoe
h'i,i, made a shoemaker angry and
'i. ihiew his awl at her feet "
What has become of the Ouija
1; .nil that used to tell us everything
tint was going to happen?
ed his tile,
An' if sich wouls could make a
smoke, you'd thought our house
'Tvvuz in the kitchen 'neath the stove
an' under every chair
Thet Paw- went bobbin' up an' down,
more crosser an' a bear
He looked the icebox through an'
through an stirred the garbage
At which my Maw jist had to laugh
an' sed "Thet silly man!"
An' then she riz up from her chair (
"Paw. will you please look here?"i
A polntlit' to a little shelf atop the ,
'A soul stirringstoiy
of human hearts
It & R LIBERTY
B.,, Monday, Tuesday, WcdnesdifJ
"Women may smoke." sagely re
marks Bill Spivens "but the old-fash-1
ioned way of scratching a match j
still remains a strictly masculine
privilege." , When you "Pay Up" don't forpt
That's what you might call the seat yourself. Read the "Pay Up" ad tri
of consolation lor menioihs. nsj page.
Once I kissed a little maid in a mor
And I've missed n little kiss at the
But the sort of little kiss that is
sort of hit or miss
Is the dearest little kiss of all-
A debt you owe to your good ap
pearanceRead the "Pay Up" Suit
ad on last page.
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Read the "Pay Up Suit ad on back i
age of this paper. ,
WHEN YOU THINK OF
FARM LOANS THINK OF
FRANK H. WHITE
Insure against the dam
age claim of the careles
pedestrain. Very reason
Thin, ton. think of what a li wo
would be in if prohibition didn't en
able us to havi the money we used to
squander on strong drink.
You havt noticed, of mm re, that
the man who brags about his horn-ty
has to put up collateral when he gets
money from the bank the same as the
rest of lis.
Having guaranteed China's terri
torial integrity and independence,
the powers- will piobably give China
an engrossed copy of the guarantee
and let it go at that.
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A New .Jersey hen laid a four
ounce egg aud you just ought to
have heard that old moster crow.
Those Idaho bank robbers who got
only eleven cents found that the
safe wasn't what it was cracked up
Liquor drinking is steadily decreas
ing. Few people can stand the kind
of stuff the bootleggers are selling
Charles M. Schawb says people
should "smile all the time." But all
of us can't be presidents of steel
The stand that some of our con
gressmen took on the bonus question
may handicap them in their race next
The railroad.! of the country report
that they have 2,283.908 freight cara
on their lines, of which C40.703 were
idle in January.
There arp two reasons for this idle
ness. The first is seasonal. Freight al
ways moves lightly about the first
of the year.
The second reason is that freight
rates are so high that they arc pro
hibitive for a normal movement of
business. Henry Ford seems to be
the only man in the country who gets
The solution of the railroad prob
lem is in a big volume of business
at low individual profits.
An Indian school teacher paid $C,
000 for an nutomobile the other day.
A rich uncle had died and left her a
Now that the submarine has been
regulated, how about an international
conference to consider the automobile
Henry Ford is not the only man
who cannot see why gold should be
the basis for money, but he is the
most prominent business man who
has ever tome to that point of view.
INCOME TAX FACTS
Former .soldier? and sailors, in fil
ing nn income-tax return for 1021,
should not include as gross income
any amount received under the pro
visions of the war risk insurance and
vocational rehabilitation acts and as
pensions from the United States for
military or naval service during the
The special exemption of $3,500
formerly allowed soldiers and sailors
in active service is not continued by
the revenue act of 1021. "Persons
in active military or naval service of
the United States" are allowed only
the exemptions granted other indi
viduals, $1,000 if single (or if mar
ried and not living with husband or
wife); $2,500 if married and the com
bined net income of husband and wife
wus $5,000 or less; and $2,000 if
married and the combined net income
of husband and wife was more than
An unmarried soldier, sailor, mar
ine, or ex-service man must file a re
turn it ins net income trom all .sour
ces for 1021 was $1,000 or mine or
ii ins gross income was $.1,01111 or
more. If married and living with his
wife on December ill, K'21, he must
file a return if the net income of
himself und wife und dependent min
or children was $2,000 or more, or if
the combined gtoss income vn $5,-
000 or more
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More Facts You Should Know!
1 For the calendar year, January 1, 1921, to
January 1, 1922, Bulck built and actually
sold over 80,000 automobiles.
2 These sales for the calendar year 1921
exceeded by over 12,000 cars the sales of
any automobile manufacturer having a
six-cylinder automobiles in its line.
3 These sales for this period likewise rep
resent a volume of business greater by over
$9,000,000 than the sales of any other
automobile manufactures excluding Ford.
4 These figures are taken from official re
ports and are absolutely reliable.
Mhoon & Spring Buick Co.
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j rates are so high that they arc pro- Judge Ijindis is probably wonder- if his gross inionie was $."i,ooo or JJ'' , . . faZ -3
Hi t hibitive for a normal movement of ing why Will II. Mays didn't bld to more. If married and living with his j . - -1 " . "sl' JT .""" rr-, ..ti f
Hi ' business. Henry Ford seems to be his cabinet position and take the wife on December 111, U"21, he must I '"''. . . '.V ' " . '
H the only man in the country who gets movie job, too. file a return if the net income of I ,'-, ; '". .'. '.,'...'.. . "",' 'i.1 . ' '. '
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