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The Durant Weekly News
kLMA BUTLER IS
SWORN INTO P. O.
Is Out After More
I Than I ie icar.s wi acriicr
In Durant unite
THE LEGION DISTRICT
Sirs. T. B. Matthews Heads Congres
sional District Organization
DURANT, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1922
Jlis- lma BUlier, ncwiy aiipuiiiu:u
lmitri'"1 J" uuTimit umciuiiy
Lt rhurco of the office at 9:24
dock Monday nifrht and Sam Swin-
U .stopped out ine cnecning- uut
jlr awinne "" " uKwuug m
Mi Hut er was cnciuaoa dv
ijtoffice inspector Kemper at tiiat
li Butler i. strictly a uurant
iduct leing reared and educated
this city where sne nas acquired
arpi circle of friends. Several
ar ago ner miner & j, iiuutr
r-fi! a- no.-tninster here under
Tuesday of this week the several
Ladies Auxiliaries of different
American Legion posts in the Third
Congressional District, held a dis
trict meeting here and formed a dis
trict organization of which Mrs. T.
B. Matthews of Durant was elected
district commander, Mrs. McCann of
Ardmoro, vice commander, Mrs. June
Robinson of Caddo, secretary, Mrs.
Gladys Newcomb of Antlers, treasur
er and Mrs. Wm. M. Hynds of Durant
Eligible for membership in the aux
iliaries are the mothers, daughters,
sisters and wives of Legion men.
The eleven counties in the district
sident Taft's administration. Miss were all represented and a lunch-
tier got- Into the ottice witn n do- eon was served to about eighty of
rminntum to render tne patrons ine ' tne lames ana a tew men at the At
rfiest po-'-ible Rrade of mail ser-' wood hotel at noon Tuesday.
, Mrs. T. B. Matthews was earlier
The retiniiK postmaster, bam i selected as temporary commander of
the Durant auxiliary and Miss
George Stewart secretary, and these
selections were made permanent
A resolution passed by the meet
ing thanked Green-Bryant Post No.
39 for its hospitality in entertaining
the meeting and made Durant the
permanent seat of all district meetings.
ifaney "ho served five years and
In month- was one of Oklahomas
tit postmasters. He had to go
rough the strenuous war period,
hen nostoffice service- HKe tnat ot
her public sen-ice institutions was
ficult to maintain, and it was dur-
g that period that he showed his
;uty as an orRaiuzur (um vaucu-ve.
ii't. Swinney will devote his time to
3 farming interests and to the
iriancy Drug Company in which he
a partner with his brother, Dan
John G. Boyce of Achille was in
bwn today on business.
Burglars using dynamite blew up
the safe in Davidson's drug store in
Colbert twelve miles south of here
Sunday night and escaped with $300 in
money. The explosion rocked the
entire town. The robbers have not
FOR TRADES DAY
Town Packed Like Circus Day. Much
Goods Sold. Premium Winners
Trades Day, Tuesday of this week
was without question the most suc
cessful event of its kind in every way
ever held in Durant. To begin with
the town was packed with folks from
every section of Durant's trade ter
ritory. No circus ever brought lar
ger crowds to Durant, and then all
of them, apparently tried to get on
Market Square at the same time, with
the result that that block of ground
was a mass of seething humanity.
About evcrythintr that anvbodv
ever heard of that grows, was on hand
TO PLEAD GUILTY
Sentenced To Serve Five Years On
Each Of Three Counts Running
L. S. Bonner, formerly county
treasurer, who disappeared from Du
rant about four months ago, follow
ing the discovery of a shortage in his
office, voluntarily returned to Du
rant and on Tuesday appeared be
fore Judge March in District Court
and entered a plea of guilty to em
bezzlement. The grand jury had just
returned three indictments against
Bonner for embezzlement, in the re
spective sums of $159.44. $411.52 and
When Mr. Bonner was asked by
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for sale, and found ready buyers dur-I Judge March if he desired to enter
ins the day. The big free auction of his pica of guilty, he replied in a
farm products and produce started ! low voice, that such was his desire,
at one n i clock in the afternoon and , and the court then stated that it was
lasted all during the day with mark-, the recommendation of the county at
cd success. Hundreds of town peo- torney that he be given a sentence
pic went away with things they had of f IVe years in each case, the three
bought and hundreds of country folks running concurrently. Then accord
went away with money in exchange Ing to law. he was fined double the
for the produce. amount that was embezzled, which
The drawing was held undor thc'a S1.3C3.02. Only the court offi
supervision of Messrs. J. L. Poyner ciaU and a few close friends knew
and G. F. Colclasure. living six miles I that he was in town, and only a few
norm oi uurant and A. L.. Uusby of I persons were present m the court
Roberta, and little Cleo Kirkcndall i room when he received his sentence.
Mr. Bonner talked freely of his
actions since hi leaving Durant, and
save for indications of mental suf
fering he had undergone appeared in
good health and spirits. He said that
when he left Durant he went to New
Orleans, thence to Mobile, and after
ward to Tampa, Florida, near whore,
he has been most of the time sincp
then. He said that after reflection
he had decided to return home, take
his medicine like a man and begin
"While a few officials are believed
to have known that Mr. Bonner
would return and plead guilty, the ac
tion made rublic Tuesday was a dis
tinct surprise to the general publig
After being sentenced Bonner was
placed in the .custody of Sheriff Tay
lor for transpdrt to McAlester where
he will begin serving his sentence.
Hp requested that he be allowed to
remain in Durant a few days to
straighten up some matters of busi
ness before being taken to the penitentiary.
KNIGHT TBJIPLARS TO
SPONSOR DE MOLAY HEtfE
The biggest Clothing
of Seely drew the numbers, the draw
ing resulting as follows: Mrs. Homer
Williams. Durant, No. 463,132. $100;
E. O. White, Utica, No. 497.121, $50;
C. N. Goodman, Calera, No. 4(35,217,
$10; J. R. Cole. No, 468,423. $10;
Earnest Reynolds, Nq. 414,372, $10;
Mack Langfovd. Platter, No, 410.491,
$10; M.y. E. Wilson, Armstrong.
No. op,107, $10.
The exhibits at the minaturq fair
were fine, both in variety, and num
bers and in quality, in all classes.
Thee judging was done from noon un
til two o'clock by Frank H. Higgin
botham, Choctaw county farm agent
of Hugo, Miss Fannie Buie, former
home demonstrator here and Miss
Edith Morris, domestic science teach
er at the Durant Public Schools.
Lack of space forbids us to print
other than the name of each winner.
The premiums were for the most part
one dollar's worth of merchandise of
some sort or a dollar in cash, given
by different local business institu
tions. The persons furnishing the
winning exhibit in each class were as
nnnnr Wlii!,. Corn. A. T lti.ll Silver!
Mine Corn. . T. Tluttnn rM. i.ai. i..a!
Cod Corn, C. K. Wllllumnon; Yellow Dnt I
Corn. A. II. Kerr, fit. Charles White rrn ,
( K. Willinmxnn . Knnau' IlAnt r..rr, u t
r&wn1;? BSjfth hP..,.wVrd ..F nwct,n Tud- " and decided to
Jiiuckberrv jam, Mrs. w. E. Foster Apple sponsor the formation of h chapter
ot ue Alolay for the boys here.
lesolution named the following men
as an advisory committee: W. W.
Turner. Chairman, W. M. Cieaveland,
S. A. Whale. J. D. Stephenson. C. W.
Brown. J. L. Miller. .1. B. Hickman,
11- J. Story and Sam Stone. The pur
pose om this organization is to m-
oulatc into boy. a higher sense of
reverence, patriotism. filial love,
clean living and good citizenship.
fhe rminlistis work is in two dc-
Krees impressed by a symbolic pour-
nov. llnvs n iotn o nrn nnu nt .Mn-
Vrnch; Mliuo Mont I'ic Mnrcrot Koiti-r I , ' , !,,,., n, .
rroam 1'ir, Mrs c K. Voi.rh .nsd r.....i i ' r -asons. between the ages of 1G
t'i.e, Mrs C. i: reach: While I.o.if Cat...
-Mi J. 1) Moorman; Pound Cake, Mrs W
.1. Lamhilen Chocolate I.ajer Cake Mr
.1 I, Powers, Cocoaimt I.aj.r Cake Mrs
II K Ilrock. Caramel I,aer Cake Mr. J
li Mnniin.ni. IicmI 8 fond Cake, Mn,. .t It
Knnl Cake. Mrs W. K Post, r Pound
l.i WIS Since Cjike Mis W ' T.nnoilen
Cininto llutirr, Mrs litliel Sl:nile Uisli
I'oiinKe (;iiei".e .Mrs Kthcl Sinnlej .Is
I sses. w it Pi rum. iimin Kccs I.. .killed by a boiler explosion in the oil
(ones Home Mide Soap, Mm. .' I. fn Ms at Mi-xin. Tnxns Inst Rntnr-
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I.enis. Hand Worked lMio cje. Mr. uay. ine body was orougnt liore tor
j.croy jjrock, Lunch iioth. Mm. .. nn i burial. Funeral services were held
Keirsey. White Kmb. Heart. .Mrs v k ! t-'dnohday aftornoon at the First
Vfnch: Bear, lira It. C Stark: Center i nmilief Pl.iifi.li
nlfn Ifra W T r.nmUnn t'ml. Pnnlnr V11U1VJ
'i.vi aaip r v wiuiuuM 4iAir vcium
Iilece, Mrs. W. J. Lamhden Oown, Mrs
Milton Kelney. fiklrl. Mr. W. J. Liml.
ln, Teddy Hears, Mrs. H. C. Stark; Cor
set Oliver, Mrs. II. 1' Myers; Quilted Quilt.
Mrs. W M. Oarrurd; Ded Spread, Mrs. Ed
Kamho; Hand Workid Sheet, Mrs. J 'n
i.cwis, Kuuunp, ;.r. 11. t. uroclc.
TO HAVE COMMUNITY
NIGHT ON MARCH 17
Local Musical Talent In Festival To
Pay For Band Uniforms
Arrangements have been complet
ed for the holding of a community
musical festival here on the night
of Friday, March 17, at the Liberty
Theatre, the purpose primarily being
to raise money to buy the new uni
forms for the Durant Municipal band
which will be here shortly, with bill
The details of the program have
not been worked out save that the
musical program will include num
bers by the band and various musi
cal selections by musical groups
from the Teacher's College and the
CHARGE TO JURY
Given Tuesday. Deal) With Duties
Of Bankers And Laws Govern
ing Their Activities
District Judge March Tuesday pre
sented a second charge to the grand
jury, dealing particularly with the
banking laws and the penalty for var
ious kinds of violations of them.
Lack of space forbids printing the
The charge quotes the various sec
tions of the Revised Laws of Okla
homa relating to the duties of offi
cials in banks, setting forth what they
may and may not do in the handling
of the bank's funds; what they must
and must not do in reporting upon
the bank's condition, and prescribing
the punishment for violations.
, The charge emphasizes that scctloa
T1. . . , . , , , of the law making it a felony for an
ihLl "nderst00d frm Kod u" officer of a bank to receive a deposit
Syf"f arrangements have been or ,t a d ,t to bo ne
completed whereby the Hutchinson. ! h ,, knows bnnk ,, ins(Ay
Kansas team of the Southwestern1
BALL CLUB WILL DO ITS
SPRING TRAINING HERE
Baseball league will do its spring
training here. The club has arranged
with the local American Legion for
the use of its ball park on south
Fifth avenue and expects to begin
DURANT ELKS ELECT
The Durant order of B. P. O. E.
elected the following officers for the
coming year: M. M. Morrow, exalted
rulor; W. G. Brown, esteemed lectur
ing knight; T. J. Clark, esteemed loy
al knight; Hade Gibson, secretary
W. E. Olk, treasurer, and O. H.
ROTARY CLUB MEETING
The Rotary Club had its regular
meeting Tuesday noon at the Presby
terian Church, where the ladies senr
cd an excellent lunch.
Nominations were made for offi
cers and directors of the club, and
the election will be held on Tuesday,
J. B. Hickman had charge of tb
program and presented Prof. T. A.
Houston of the Teacher's Collese.
who made an excellent fifteen minute
talk in which he dealt with the low
respect in which obedience to the law
is seemingly held these days.
Durant Commander held a spccfcJ
flutter, Mrs D. F. Mjrrs: Peach Butter.
iirs j. i.. i-ojner, num iiimer. Mrs I
M Thomas, Illackherry .Tclh, Mrs Kori
Calhoun Plum Jelly. Mrs Mrtle Ward
Apple .Ml;. Mrs. C. II. Harper flrap" del
Iv, Mrs II. P. Ilrock, Peach Present's,
I. II. Davis Plum Pieserves, .T It IHvid
son Pear Preerves, Mrs M .1 Trirtt
Stiunherry Piceics, Mrs. Sam II. Host.
Tomato Preserves, Mrs. .1 I, Pojner
..mi-rmeiuii i-rcserves. jirs. .firn ii lonn
Cucumber Tickles, J, I,. Pojner Cucumlier
'inived) pickles, Mrs. C. U. Vach Chow
how, .Mrs. D. W. Tnckett Peach Siwl
Pickles, Ileltle Creamer, Pear Pickles Mrs
W. II. Pjrun. I.ieht llreud Mrs. . C
Willi'ims, Mcht Itolls, Mrs. A C Williams.
Coruliread, Mrs. .1. It. Moorman Sod Ills
(.nils, Mrs (' M. Hagood Plate Douzh
nuts, Mrs W .T. I.amhden , PJite Cnnkls
-Mrs a. c Williams, Apple Pie Mrs t t
Amber. Orange, Red Top
md 21 and their chum.-.
DURANT BOY KILLED BY
EXPLOSION IN OIL FIELD
lack Holland, -on of Mrs. Worthy
'r Edwards of Durant, was instantly
conducted by Rev.
Ed G. Butler, followed by interment
in Highland cemetery. The deceased
was raised in Durant and had many
friends here who regret his untimely
!'ve gone Ourselves one better.
Ss'l !!a30n'8 Sult8 at 35 are Proof at this is
le logical place to buy good clothes.
New Sport and plain models for young men
w conservative models for men older.
h!Ii Bu'Sbt SprIng Patterns New Tweoda,
and SneB Sma11 Checka ln the now Browns
Made by Hart Schaffner & Marx and Styleplus
EVERY SUIT GUARANTEED
The best apparel under the nun at the most
SUDAN GRASS SEED
Money For Bryan
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 are ln 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
STEWART MILL &
Office and Mill on North 1st Street
103 N. Third Ave.