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The durant Weekly News
FRIDAY, MAttCH ID. J22
I'VUMKIt' I N'lON NII.l. VOI'
OIK ON l IIUVTION
KM Kl N AITKUIS
TUUNC TO (JRT HOAI)
OI'KNKP I I' '
Tho !" ill 'if till' -'.ati IhiNi . in
Kivcn linn h all mt N.'hI ix i (I'lni'i
nni! tin 10 !i.i- litcti iint.lm il tm.,li
state lin ii.ipi'i- He t'i v "!' t'li Ok
multfn 'i:iiU f.ii'un. I'l.ii! In.hi-i
was mi' inliiiial luit iiiM-vorily tne
dcimii'iatii n.ti'.v heme im mi i
riillul mi tn jii.il.e annuel'.
Jf time a- d uiiitinti nf il.i'.
if thi to ttcic ill iii'Kintii (iffn ml- vhu
failed tn piifnim thou ic-siu itivi,
duties in1 ulm wok V(iio 'lain mi f
ficicnt, tin ilimoimt within tho t.ito
desires tn shield -in. li officials. Hut
Rood t'lacnniKiil iloiiiiinils that tho
statutes ot tho state ho onfoicoil m
cordinf to the law as vuitten. I he
s-pectacle of a icpulilirnn countv at
torney, for no other icnon than to
propagate .i political advantage,
standing in open lourt and "cussinc"
the juiIko off the licnch is too sad to
pass without mentionint. That is the
more true for the reason that if that
attorney had evidence to convince him
that he could convict a high official,
be could have filed an information
and brought the matter before the
court of proper jurisdiction with
out the aid or advice of any ginnd
So much has been said of the Ok
mulgee bank failure ihat the news-(,
papers have been overflowed with
surmit.es. and few facts have been se
cured. The Democratic party stands
first for efficient government, and
pecohd for the honest administration
of the law.s. No sensible person can
expect more icrtainly no mote
should be askey.
If wrong has been done at Ok
mulgee the Democratic administra
tion will right that injustice; it will
stand for an exuet and lonect state
ment of facts and proieed auniding-
It will not, of umisc. pinned on
the excited statement of a Itopuhli
can county attorney whose idea of
justice appears to be to make a stump
speech in a coiut loom whole, had
the judge had metal ho would haw
been sent to jail.
Enforcement of tho l.iu is un
powered in lertain elective oflicfi
of the inuiity and tho state. A eouii
ty attorney is one of smh uffuois.
Making specihos in viliuh niipiiiit
able language is used is not one of
the things fm which a cnuiitv .it tin -ney
is olectul. Ho may gain torn
por.uy fame and addition, il fawn l
making smh a speech, but ho adds
nothing to tho peace and digmi.N nl
the state; ncithei can he appeal tn
the right thinking poison b teason
of such indulgent o
Theie has Ik on no Uw infiingo
nient anywhcic within tho t.ito ot
Oklahoma .hit tin i oiisiitutid an
thonties iiiniioi i op with. Tin. I'c
moii.itii pint j a an oig.iiiiatinn
repie-cntitii tin ni.ijiuit.v of tho pi n
plu of till -- tato, m.iko ni ap'ilug
for the mi dinner of auj nil inbi i
in iii-'v I t i 'In nil ni fiuiii tin
-I II .l ' ' I"' I jrif r.naid .1-
v lur id i I i v unit innv
I i .ii i i onla . iln t in no'
tn i l'i I'.V lll.li. U'ltll ' o M.lti
1 i 'I' Ull li I Ml i 'id ll iiii II Kill
i ' hold the .i.Tii) ill (im inni
In I'ln-ii" do oni'ii. .oiiotnij nf
'.ii tuti' nht i'i,i-i. j (loti
i I I v'lll '. l I ll I, Nltli-linl'1!!-
ill it Ml l'ullll !l, tl lit lull 'Hill sit;,!, jtllliillila'.'
I'xiiniiiii ami In-'i l.i. de'. (f
'I m "1 ' i .'.nil i 'le- l. - i.V -III
o flues -mill lii filltd hj male"
,M . 'i o n M i ligihlo !n hold
tti nl'fiu nl iiiiiim -iniii r of hni
iln- 'did Cm k i ti ni-, dill, nf "su
inn ( u'lt I nl niatinil I nilllill--H'
1 1, i hi I Mini In pi'i tin , im nilicr
nf lill S Iplolllo ( nnr tin lattt I two.
liovvevii, with lonnisito ipialifua-tlnli-
and nihil pn-ltinil" wlnill thc.
maj In. ijnalifn d to liolil.
The in(iui, nail khiio finni a wo
man tn tho soiittaiy of the Klcction
Hoaid as to whether or not sho'iould
lietoine a tandidato for Superinten
dent of Public Institution.
im ii ti ti ml in among
t im 1'iin.oi-' I'liioi
( IIAKCINC IT AM. UP TO
THE ROVKItNOIt OP THE STATE
If fiovoinoi Robertson had agreed
to go hefoie the Okmulgee grand
jtiij liofoie Ins Mexican hegira in
stead of after his return from the
land of mustal nnd hot tamalc.s, be
might have saved Oklahoma from un
exampled upioar and nationwide
scandal. If he had thrown the pow-
rs of the executive office behind
Hepburn in the first investigation, nil
things hiden would today be reveal
ed. Oklahoma would have escaped
muih unfavorable comment, and the
Democratic party would not be wear
ing crepe and satk cloth and ashes.
I llOK tt 'I ll
th im lulu i-
I i i,lii!niir,i 'ti ill .Ji if a- a liudv
tln -hull iti'iiui . fnli.iiinii with
tio 'Ii in tin. 'i ii I .iiriu i i- -aid
I i fiii Mi- ' .itniit Imily. An
.' niium I'lin 1 1 U-iil in: tvouM In
il i li f lliiwi.l thi ii Imn nf tl.i lie"
i nil"' im t mil I." nurii" in Sh.iV.ino
la-' unn it hi imlol -( mi nt of a
. the jilli i "f I'lo-l
iln -.!. i' .a d 'ii gu
i ii It 1. 1
Sill o tl.l h.iS till llli'O'UU. off!-
iial" mid imiiiliii "f tno l'iiimeis'
rnlnii haw ih-ius-ed the matter, and
it l ii.il i ffit nll.v 'tint the lofoi
i iiiiiim "wll i nt 1 1 tiiM h nit thi- i'H's-tinll
Dl'KANT WAS MGHTI.ESS
II UIK uii I K1DAV VfrnJ
tn I.M w.ik'i III lining ' Tl'e -""'" (.mi.iM-iim.is !,.,w. tin- k- far as electticity w,M Dun
... , ... .i Im.m.L I....11 iiiosiiitid with a mtition was a ugliness town again .i.i
... .'. i,..,, - do i. Wul tn ,,.n up a now mad fiom mli-. t " nluht, it all coming nhm b ,
.. . i. . ..!..... .....! iiiiiittMir fiiii in r vn (T(rp.... . .
tn lio'lii imn i no la-urn nuii"""""1 " - ..... mi mtbitol
i.. 1 !..! it ...I tn cn.m.rnln ,ilnnlIn!t.. .. Tl
nt tllo,"1'!'! -I' 11 l""ni illliiw,i (ni""'" '"'- "" "'"iiiui) at
1 1 ni'iiiiing put, noting
tm I'.i nniiigl'iti I :i"ti i
, Kl.ni ,n wlinli wa-.mli.-.d (lit ' "d lionmngion . n. nun. .i ; - "' '''& PJ
.,i,a. win ..-ill. t tlt.it it bo -I I'. Motion nl lletimngton. ontains .1 t J"l'-"- Theiu va-, "jc,,J
I. faniiK. nat-'dl in Hie nii'io tluti mitt niiiiiiioii nanus ,-
k I in el nlim in.iilii.illy I'M-n one in uano
f..i. .i i- .mil s it statu I now. an mil
in mir tn Mi Miittnii it i- tlnit.oii nnlis night as .eio the outlMng town!
ft mil Wad. tn IJdintngtnti and twelw -nwd by the ionipati. . r hil
i mil. - in l.oMlllln lilt- pinpn-ai i- in n n-un nnv-.
Nil MI.I!I (TSlMli: n it ii a toad nti tin- line of tovwiship s .(,on as the senousnest of tl,
.impaign l it 'In n w trmn m
n a In . il
ii ? 'i no '. tti r, a tnilill-
i iin.il --(ii t ii- thing'
In uiMiii.i'iiiti i- -aid
s w i in: i.u k op iiiitipr
IS M IN KtONOMK lliOlltl.E
The it'siilutnui- udopud b the He-(on-tiuttiiin
U.igue Palmers' Union
and I. 1.. L'. diltgatts at Shawnee
last wiek tontam some splendid
things, which if put in to effect will
help the londition of the people a
little, but tht do not tut to the root
of our trouble. The mot of our trou
ble is that most people- are improvi
dentand it is impossible to legis
late thrift into people. Until every
one learns to save, to do without they
cannot nffoitl. to he on a cash basis,
to avoid get-nch-quick schemeb they
cannot all be permanently prosper
ous, regardless of what the laws are.
The election of nn man or set of men
tannot affect the fortune of very
many people. Of course all of us
wunt officers and on the whole
we have them, -Editorial in Caddo
AKDMOKB (JETTING HETTEK
According to the Ardmorite, the
' city of Ardmoie is getting Doner.
SCHOOL LAND LEASES 'The paper tites a report of Chief
AltE UPHELD llY COUNT1 of Police Highnight that there were
tONLY lhlt arrests in Ardmore by
The state of Oklahoma has the policemen in February, neatly seven
right to innvoy leases for mineialia d.iy. and of that number 139 were
lights on state school land, accoidmgjtonviitod. Compaicd with January,
to a tilling made by Judge C. C.'whcn thcie were 2UC anests. the
Smith at Guthrie, in a tnse m which i retold shows impiovempnt. Com
Mail.mil Oil company and Sthaffer ! pau-d with neighboring towns. Uu
Oil miiipanv against a Mr. Rir.lwell,, nint for instance, tho noord is still
Pa j no cotint siufaco light holder, dark.
llndivell. it was thaigo.l. refused, '
to allow the nil tnmpnnies to enter NEW ' '- AT ADDO
his pit nii-os tn dull for oil under nu-1 A. E. Kichiv lecontly appointed
tlnnitv nf a state loao. He claimed i postmaster at f addo to succeed U.
the ininoial lights woio included in it. C.urownv, whose term expired
the siufaco lights.
An injunction nbtaiuid 1 Hud
well had pievoiitid the oil companies
finni tntoiing the pionusos.
It is sjud this now illusion will i
moan the adilitiou of hunditds nf
thousands nf doil.it-- In thi state
hinds iIimiiil.Ii in.valt.v p.i.wntnts tn
vwlls in Ik- i i il U f I nil sihool l.lllll-
El MEIt THOMXS NOT Id
IM N I'OI! GOYEKNOH
mine than a ear ago was checneu
in at the office March 1 and is now
, . il I...A i .i ntv h.i. noli and P.i.kilnt... iiilintiig simm. to con-
null ,it linen ii tin- f inn's Club nod with tin- iiu-oniing mail. About
, .ilu.atioti.il '.lino launched two mi!.- of new m.id would lie
..-h tin- mIhiiiI-. will be the fu-t nntai.v including a small budge
. i .f the il'iw. Attotwanl the ntnis-i Itltio. Advocates of the change
,1. membtis plan tn alleinpt In -v- sj,j that the now load will make niar-
i initiate mnsitiitnos and to spu ad . kits much mine accessible to the peo-
iwr all pla.os whole tli- m.i pie of the gloat tc-uitoi.v aioiind
I mil. 'Wilde,
i nnnt.v and it officials will to-l .
(iiate with them in the wink, it is
utidi i-tood. .
imuglrfor the business distilLt iit..1
i r I - ..!......!. i . ""1
u'ni i'n in' i",t-i iiuuiii nut ai .i.
t i-iddice (lisfiice was dut ,t..
i w t iindvva between lb utiingtoii plant damage wns known the
tnmpanv notiiieci nil patrons powM. !
and the- stote-c did a good businea
soiling mill oil lamps, oil jticl can
dles. M-iwco was lost ou-il in prae.
tuall.v noi mai saiuiuay night
It's a wise cow that knows her!
own milk after it's- delivered to th
city, gaigles Amos rash.
SMALL TRIAL POSTPONED
Governor Len Small of Illinois, who
MOKE NAVAL BOATS AKE was to have been tried this week on
I'Mv'E.N OUT OP COMMISSION, sev oral charges of embezzlement of
Stnte funds, gets another delay.
-i notary of the Navy Denny an- When his case came up Monday was
noiinces that he has ordered fifty ad-1 postponed thirty days.
ihtion.il tlestiovors taken out of com-
mission and neatly three score of
auMliaiv boats, as a means of con-1 wftliSiffiasaggl
serving to meet the requirements of
the newly piesented naval appropria
Durant Meat Market
Highest Market Price
Paid or Cattle and aoft
A. W.MASON, Prop.
Ill So. Sec Duratl
HOUSE UEFUSES AID ,
D a vote Monday the lower house
of Congress refused to spend the
rules and pass an appropriation oi
one-million dollars for the purchase
of -etd grain to be used in the
drouth-stiicken areas of the north-
1 We know -the collect
1 lepairing. installing of
I Heating Systems. We
I settle jour tumbles.
1 420 Sf- PHONE
New National Bank
Wednesday morning, March 1, this bank began
business as the American National Bank of Durant,
Oklahoma, instead of the American State Bank of
The Capital stock of the institution is now $100,
000 instead of $50,000 and the surplus is $20,000 in
stead of $15,000 as formerly. The doubled capital
stock and increased surplus enables us to better serve
the needs of our customers and be of greater service
to the community.
The officers of the new institution are the same
as guided the destines of the former one.
The American National Bank
I!(. A. h. STOUT
Ktrvt 8ttt UfcMk Bnlldtas
Ro Phone e-J
It stands tod.ij a it has stood limn i
the beginning I'm the m is-t - .mil '
will so tand at the mil u! tinio i
Being eonipii-( (I ot the people it i
necessaiily of and fm the pt upl.
and must answoi to the inutile fm '
its i tevtaiil-hip ot alfaiis
If theie In- notossity. the p.utj
will clean its own house and theie
will bo no occasion for a Itepublitan
county attorney looking tovv.iid the
govei noi. ship, to make a stump
speech ill the touit loom tn lnmg mi
the house tloaung
The le-poit comes fioni Uueiios
Aires that n huge animal believed to
be extinct foi a million years has been
located in one of the laige lakes of
Patatronia. The animal is tailed
Mate S. li, itnl r.lnii t Thoin.i of
I.avMoii, im mboi of tin- l.i gisl.itmo
in ( Maw 'hood In- -tt.it) il 'hi' he
i i il .mil will not In tonn a an
l.liil.ito lii (!niitioi as tta Iniii
-tatoil hut will toutinue lit tact fm
1 1 "in the imIi ih tint
Or. J. L. Reynolds
Kya, Eat, Nose and Thrott
xnd Glft-cn Kittinjr
tvtr Corner brut Store
KlflAUV MUJSUil JNU WAIT
NU iiiHU TAfiU
If You Make Your Farm
FRANK H. WHITE
t: LODGE DIRECTORY a
DURANT IiODOE No. 40 A.F.AA.M.
Stated communlrntlons on Thurs-
day night after the full Moon of each
month. Visitors welcome.
O. B. DUNLAP, W. M.
J. C. SCOTT, Sec'y.
DDHANT CHA1TER No. 28, B. A. M.
Regular meeting! on Friday night
before the full Moon of each montii
JOHN W. HERNDON, H. P.
J. C. SCOTT. 8ee'?.
DCKANT COMMANDRIT No. 81 K.7 .
Regular conclave, second and
fourth Tue:days ot each month. Vis
J. B. HICKMAN, E. C.
J. C. SCOTT, Recorder
DCKANT CHAPTER No. 17 O. K. B.
Regular meeting), on BMurdaj
eight on or before the foil Moon ot
New Sporting Goods
Auto Specialty Store
o the Citizens of Durant
and surrounding country:
We want to announce that we have opened at U'T West
.Main Street in the huildiiii; formerly occupied bv the Ken
dell Clothing Company
An up-to-date Sporting Goods and
Auto Specialties Store
We will carry a full line of Sporting Goods and can outfit
complete the Hunter--the Fisherman -the (loiter the
Athlete, or the Hall l'laver, with all his needs in tins line.
Also a line of Auto Specialties that will interest every au
We Invite You to Come and Visit Us See
What We Have and Note Our Prices
The Case Boys
127 West Main
, '"r-. JLT 55
V -siS-- '
More Facts You Should Know!
1 For the calendar year, January 1, 1921, to
January 1, 1922, Buick 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.
1 These figures are taken from official re
ports and are absolutely reliable.
Xs7 v'.r.-e s I
Mhoon & Spring Buick Co.
each month. Visitor welcome.
MRS. U. QRAY, W. M.
URB. V. ii. COLS, 87.1