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The Durant Weekly News
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r I'engrrift ir March 3, 187V.
TVi.IWikI nny Krl.lnj al 114 Siirlh Third
ATcnur, purani, Oklahoma
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Foreign Advertising Representative
fHEAMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION
FRIDAY, MARCH 17. 1U22
CHEAP MONEY FOR FARMERS
R. H. Wilson in his announcement
for Governor has outlined n plan by
which he proposes to help the far
mers of this state in securing money
at a cheap rate of interest on their
This policy as outlined by Mr. Wil
son is sound and practical. It has
been tried by the state and found to
be workable, first by loaning the
schools funds to the farmers, the
state has had good security for its
funds and we are informed that the
state has never lost a penny in mak
ing such loans. The farmers and
the public school children have both
been benefited. '
The second phase of borrowing
money, using the school land as col
lateral was used by the state in build
ing some of Its public buildings eight
er ten years ago. by issuing bonds
against the public building lands.
These bonds bore interest at 4'4 per
cent, and the buildings were built in
a short time, when it would have
been impossible for the slate t? have
built its buildings in any other way.
As the lands have been .sold the bonds
have been paid and the people of the
state have been saved the cost of
If the state at this time can bor
row money by issuing bonds ngaiift
the public school lands and loaning
the money to the farmers on the plan
already approved ami ptovrd to be
practical, the fanners will lie the di
rect beneficiaries and incidentally it
will help every line of business in the
A great many tlieoties have been
advanced, but Wilson seems tn haw
the only feasible plan for giving sub
stantial aid tn the funnels.
Everyone realize-, that the pro pcr-
lty of the state depends largely upon
the prosperity of the fanners.
Since the Convention at Shawnee
in which the Farmer . and Labor
Union of the stnte uidoiscd .1. C
Walton. Mayor of Oklahoma Cit, as
a candidate for dovcrnor upon the
democratic ticket, it is very apparent
that the race in the democrat ic pri
niary, especially in tin-, section of
the state, is between It. II. Wilson,
State Supeiintomlcnt nf Public In
struction and .1. ('. Walton of Oklaho
ma City, and theie is a tendency on
the part of those who oppose the
Walton ticket to unite on Wil-on.
Isn't it about lime that the peo
ple should turn t'lom the bunko man
to the bank; from the glutei ing pios-
pectus of the unknown in the gill
edged paper of sound investments
from the glib-lalking piomolei with
his brilliant sheaf of stnik tertifi
catcs to the mnltling anil loan asso
ciations and other' home institution
with safety and sure returns.
Within a year I'onzi of llosion, liis-
shoff of Chicago and Lindsay of New
York have done a gullible public for
millions of dollars. Men and women of
apparent good sens-e have handed
over their money to these .swindlers
without inquiry as to the financial
responsibility of the men, or without
knowledge as to their antecedent;
their business ability, or the manner
in which their money was to be used
to secuie the large returns prom
ised. All these swindlers have been
exposed by the widest publicity pos
sible, and yet it is to be feaied that
thousands of people will fall victims
to the next clever group that begin
operations and who present fascinat
ing schemes for rapid money making.
Of course it is well understood that
most of the people who have been
swindled wanted to get big teturns
and get them quick: they wanted to
double or quadruple their fortunes.
At the same time a great many
others of small means aie among
the victims. This class consists of
those who do not know any better,
and are dupes through their ignor
ance. They have not been informed
about other safe profitable invest
ments. In all probability the Ponzi-Bis-choff-I.indsny
swindlers would have
obtained n large share of the money
which they collected in any event, as
mot of it came from those who
wanted quick and abnormal returns.
Of course it is impossible to savo
all the foolish people from ruin, and
especially those whose cupidity con
stantly overreaches their judgment,
but with painstaking efforts the gov
ernment trying to save the money
of those who are content with good
interest and a secure investment.
An exchange says David Griffith
made the movies what they are.
Aren't you glad the blame has been
HOW THEY DISARM
It is alieady developing that Japan
and pel haps othei powers involved in
the Washington treaty and li-solu-tlotis,
.lie nil uniting to place the
money saUagid fiom the win ciaft to
the dewlopmnt of jut that many
more bombing ami combat airplanes.
In other wold while thce pow
ei euterni into nil agU'cmclit to It
iliue tluii iii mil and battleship.-,
tli"' are plopicllig to enter evpan-
"ion f the new and nmn
v. in agency the ail plane.
Itattli'ship- haw been cut out and
armies leduteil nnl.v to lie leplaced
b.V the mole effective miiihineiy in
the air. And U seems piobable
that mole attention will be paid to
fostering the poison gas industry.
Any nation well fortified with ma
chinery for air set vice and gas for
nulitaiy operations can affoid to
laugh to scorn the battleships and
military foices of any nation that
might bet nme the subject of its
The Washington confidence adop
ted an agieemcnt to limit the number
of battleships and to l educe the size
of armies, but it did nothing to make
war less destructive and it did noth
ing to reduce the likelihood of wars
in the future. And the people are
just now beginning to find this out.
SPEED IT UP
When the administrative branch of
n European government finds Itself
out of harmony with the legislative
branch, it promptly resigns. New
men are appointed who will carry
out the wishes of the legislators,
who come direct from the people.
This has happened within the past
few weeks in France and in Italy.
France has a republic, while Italy
has a constitutional monarchy. Each
comes nearer being a democracy than
the government of the United States.
No cabinet has ever resigned in a
body during the entire history of the
United States. No president has ever
ie signed. Hut it has frequently hap
pened that the president and his cab
net were at loggerheads with the
It takes a long time in this coun
try to get the popular will, as u
fleited at the polls, put into effect.
A piesidetit elected in November does j
no take of fit e until the March fol
lowing, and the congress elected
the same time as the president does
not meet until Dei ember of the fol
lowing yea i unless the president calls
il In meet in speiial session.
We have a good system of gov
ernment, for the most pail, but some
iiiiproveiiiciits mill. I be made in it.
He iiiiild speed it up, for one thing.
MAKING SATISFIED WORKERS
The workman who dues not like his
work will not be a good workman.
Employeis ai" beginning to realize
Ibis, ami aie beginning to make their
Labor unions may take the wiong
course at times, but it won't do any
good to tail at the labor unions. An
attractive job will do mole to make
an i mploye satisfied, and make him
a good vvoikinati than anything else
in the world.
This is tme of vorkeis in the mass,
and of winkers as individuals. An at
tractive job will do more to make an
enmloyeo satisfied and make him a
good vvoikman. than anything eKo in
A dissatisfied employee is not sat
isfactory at any price.
If you can't make your employee
satisfied, if you can't make them take
an inleiest in their work, you had
better let them go.
THE COST OF A FROWN
A man went into a store the other
dnj to buy some goods. The pur
chases he had in mind amounted to
several bundled dollars.
Hut as he entered the store he met
the proprietor. The storekeeper was
evidently in n bad humor, and an
swered the customer's salutation with
a surly nod. The visitor looked
around a little, made an excuse and ,
Perhaps the storekeeper had some .
real trouble on his mind. Many
things might have been going wrong.
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... t im- .. is , .c- u.sc a inn!.
sale, with substantial profit, be-
cause he forgot to greet his custo-
mer with a smile and n pleasant sal-
It would have cost no more to smile
than to frown.
TAX THE BILLBOARDS
Many state legislatures, as well as,
the federal congress, are casting '
about for new subjects of taxation.
and some one has suggested that,
theie should be a tax on billboards.
Doesn't this strike you as a good
Newspapers and magazines and all ,
other advertising mediums pay taxes '
vvny shouiii the biinioard escape?
True, it is a poor advertising me-,
ilium, but really that is one of the,
best reasons why it should be taxed. '
Taxing billboards out of existence .
would not be a step in the wrong ,
A blllbonrd is an eyesore at best,
and the more you think about it the
less reason there seems to be for
Waiters complain that there are
no big tips since prohibition went in-
to effct. And the Washington Post
says it is because people nre not
so tipsy now.
rip nnnMT weekly News
THE BONTS I'ROULEM
Members of congress and the ad
ministration me between the devil
and the deep blue -en on th bonu
question. !,'-emie mm aie dam
ming fur :t bonus, oi tidJliMeil lotll- i
pei'-atinii. whili tna-ury official
siij "iiih legislation mlinot be pro
vided null""- then i to lie a great
men Iff in the Inildeli ol t.'iMition
Tin pioplc aie tiled of tae. The.v i
aie demanding mini tun. not in-
Alelilbels of iiiligie want to hold
their jobs, a do other ptople. What
would .von do if you vveie a lonirre8
A young -alesman called upon ar.
old merchant but did not make a sale.
After be had gone the merchant said:
"I liked his goods, but he didn't
know how to sell them. He spent
five minutes talking about his own
line and twenty minutes knocking his
That is the trouble with a great
many people. They spend more
time knocking other people than in
displaying their own virtues and good
Knocking doesn't pay. Besides, it
is so unnecessary-
Some men are generous to a fault
and to nothing else.
Movies ruined the stage, wails an
actor. Well, what ruined the movies?
There are some people in the world
who are not happy if anybody else is.
This is a fast age. It doesn't take
a man long to drink himself to death
Two pints used to make a quart,
but now sometime- half a pint will
make a funeral.
Wu don't know whether it is a
new i evolution in Mexico or just an
old one come to life.
.Some of the senator.- found that
they couldn't beat the farm bloc, and
just joined it.
A man who strikes out for himself
usually mimes i
i hit in business, but
""' '" bast ball.
The peine dollars are harder to
get hold of than tho-e that were in
emulation during the war.
Some automobiles have too much
horse power and some drivers have
too little horse sense. '
Congiess seems willing to give the
ex-serviie men a bonus if they will
provide the money to pay it with.
Some autoists would live longer if
they didn't think the signs at the
crossings were made for the trains.
"Everybody loves Uncle Sam." sav
a .Japanese statement. And then- i
generally a reason.
All of us want pi ices to be niliiied
but we dant the movement to begin
with the other fellow.
Ii is said that the next war will be
between chemists. That's al! right.
if they don't mil the iest of us into
We thought it would come. Tne
league of women voters is" considering
the advisability of admitting men to
A Princeton fiesliman s;iy he has
never been kissed by a girl. Would
you regard such a statement as a
boast or a confession'.'
Our idea of thriftlessness is to
make enough money to be liable to the
income tax and then not save enough
money to pay the tax.
We did not know that Fiume had a
president until the newspapers an
nounced the other day that some
body had tried to assasinate him.
The ch fc n(,s hh
tht- street corners watching
,. . . .,. mnv nn,nllt .,?
omcth, " ,,. ,,.., i,ut thc. onnilc
are against him.
There is nlwa.vs a chance. a the
Baltimore Sun observes, that the
world will survive in snite of those
who wring their hands and wonder
why the world doesn't do something.
"Let Ford do it." seems to be the
sentiment of the public as to Mii-cle
Shoals. When it comes to that sort
f thing the people have more faith
in Henrv Ford than thev have in the
government or in any other man liv-
A bill has been introduced in the
Kentucky legislature to prohibit the
teaching of evolution in that State.
The nrofessors who have been teach-
ing the doctrine should assure the
indignant legislator that they meant
A bill has been introduced in the
New 'York legislature to prohibit
iaj,i professional reformers." Such
a law is needed, of course, but if the
bill should be passed some court
would probably declare it unconstitutional.
THE OFFICE CAT
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I HAT OVERS A LOT
Th" mail who spends
.i Mm sitting on a
.ili'l keg at the gro
iet y -toil ranks as a
inodiner along with
tin lien that si-ts on a
door knob, except that
.. r.m -t in her intentions.
f a- midnight -and the setting sun
;is nung in the east:
-," Inilfiogs vveie drinking buttei-
Aid the cow was jn her nest.
The gu that wiote that pome
anked as a poet among the rnnk-
s.iy. why don't you shave?"
' I'm going to tomorrow."
You should have shaved a week
Hill Spivens says having a man
ml! vou all the names in his Cuss.
Word Vocabulary doesn't hurt half
as much as having a woman tell you
tnat you are "no Gentleman."
Groier "We have some very f'ne
string beans Joday."
Mrs. Newbride "How much arc
they a string?"
How times do change. It used to
be when a printer dried his hands
on the office towel he stood it up
in a corner for the next printer. Now
mi have one of thoe new f angled
toweli tacks and each printer dry
tliaiis his hands on a separate towel.
WE'D DREAM OF MILLIONS
1' vve could make
0,.r dieams come true.
V. i do not think
Wi 'il get so blue.
Willie We have a bin that lays
..: tgg eveiy day.
Tillu That ain't nothir'. My fath-
ay- b ticks all da v.
SHADES OF MAN!
When a man ha- no pep, they say
fiat he'- Colorless.
When he's mad, thev s;,- he -ees
Whin he is a coward they call
Whin he's straight, thev sav he's
When he'-- loyal, they sj,y he's
--When he's unintelligent they call
"Who was Joan of Arc, Tommy?"
"Noah's wife, mum."
A United States court has just
handed down an important ruling to
he effect that a jevvsharp is not a
musical instrument. It sometimes
take.- a court a long time to find
a thing out. Now if vve can only have
a decision on the ukelele our doubts
will all be set at ret.
Fifty years ago people went West
to live down a bod reputation. Now
the movie folks are talking about
coming East to do the same thing.
Bill Spivens says two heads are
better than one excepting when they
EVER HAPPEN TO YOU?
My dad was never good to me,
Was never nice and kind;
The coward would lay me on his
And strike me from behind.
''You can't lick me," said the two
cent stamp a the pot mark struck
Amos Tash says, Kissing is a
dangerous habit, but ain't it grand
if you live through it?
jucige "Ana wny haven't you a
horn on your automobile?
Italian "Please. Mister .Joodga;
J don t nteda a da horn.
It Fays on da front. "Dodge Bro
Joe the Plodder says that factions
speak louder than words to the pol
TOR.NAUO INSURANCE will
protect you- enable you to make
Low rates and thoro security if
we write your policy ask us.
MARSHALL & PENDLETON
Johnson, Marshall & Pendleton
FROM FL'LSOM GROVE I
Mesdames Brock. Garrard, and
Lambden leceived several prizes
Miss Ruth Hall was spending the
week-end with home folks.
Mrs. Raines of Platter is spending
the week with her daughtei. Mis.
Miss Ro-etta Bellamy was married
in Ruin-it Healing Sutunliiv. They
left Sunday for Hoffman where they
will make their future home, ineir
many friend- wish them a long and
Mr. and Mrs. Lex James were in
Durant Sunday afternoon.
.L.ssii. Hums and her brother Hor
ace, have been on the sick list.
.Mr. and Mrs. Davidson were shop
ping in Durant Tuesday.
Eula Brock and Berry James re
leived honor certificates from our
school for being neither absent nor
tardy during the term.
Quite a number of Silo people at
tended our program Saturday night.
Dr. Raines was visiting his daugh
ter, Mrs. James Tuesday.
Our school closed Friday, gave a
program Friday and Saturday night
which was well attended.
nnts. in this community are dam
aged worse than was thought at first
some are already resowing.
Mr. lambden and family attended
church in Durant Sunday.
MUs Penrl Westmoreland and
Ruby Bellamy spent Sunday in Keir-
The Farmers .Union met Saturday
ITEMS FROM FREENY
The farmers are glad that all of
their oats are not killed but some
have had to .sow over.
Mr. and Mrs. Mand Story are the
proud parents of a baby boy.
Thcve was a splendid Sunday
School Sunday morning.
Miss Pearl Mitchell of Franklin
visited Marie Nixon Saturday night
There was a large crowd at prayer
meeting Sunday night.
There will be a pie supper at 1' ree-
ny Friday night. Every body come.
Marie Nixon visited Pearl .Mitchell
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Rice were at
Fieeny Sunday night.
.Mr. and Mrs. Pnddy and daughter,
Mac. Misses Margaritte Parham and
Nettie Pone of Post Oak were pres
ent at Freeny Sunday night.
Ann Ingram was visiting .Marie
THE BOLL WEEVILS FROZEN
OLD SPRINGTIME IS HERE
IN CLOTHES OF LASTING SATISFACTION-
HART SCHAFFNER & MARX
A XI) STYLEPLUS CLOTHES
They are guaranteed to give you many miles of
They fit. they wear, they look good so long as
there is a piece of them left.
Their style is that that other makers copv thev
COME SEE THE NEW ONES
The new young Men's models of smart designrP
Sport models in Tweeds, Herringbones and Small
Come see the wonderful Worsteds that give older
Men such wonderful service.
The best apparel under the Sun at thc most
FRIDAY, MARCH 17 10
GEORGE CORBER DEadT
ucorge comer, age 85, dipfl ..
home of his daughter. m r.
toll here late Monday afternoon
nneliliionin. He hnil l. .
heulth for some lime nn,l ,.v l
contracted pneumonia his health ZJ
so uiiui-iiimiueu llliu llll'llical
The body wns sent to Valley p.'
Kansas, his old home. n..... 7
bv his daughter. Mrs. W. n..
and his grandson, Spot Durant. Tnn
vveie joined at Oklahoma City 'by ix
A. Durant, who attended the fun,i
at Valley Falls. Wednesday af
I which the rcmuins were laid a
in the home cernetery there '
, Mr. Corber is survived by
.daughter!, and their families, Ma
I W. A Durunt and Mrs. Gen. rvi.
He was born in Germany in IS37
!.... tn lV.!o nuh, ...1 '
mnn. where he reared hl .-n?
He has been a resident of Durant for
Sunday morning at the horn- n
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Gooding, .
cured tne marriage 01 their elded
daughter, Ethel, to Mr. W. B. Kia-
caid of UKmuigee. Oklahoma, Tin
ceremony was a quite affair, no
knowing of it until announced liter
but the immediate families and ot
friend of tne groom; Dr. J. t. ReiDj,
of Okmulgee. Rev. C. M. SchoonoTtr
officiated. Bride and groom left im
mediately for n wedding trip and tl
be at home At Okmulgee after Mtrd
The bride is a Durant raised yoraf
woman and is reiinea ana taientd!
with a large circle of friends amosf-l
whom she is very popular.
The groom, for several years 1
. sided in Durant where he was a suc
cessful life insurance agent, and it-
I quired a large circle of fnends Air
ing his stay here.
' FREE SEEDS ON HAND
1 The Chamber of Commerce hu 1
llare-e auantity of government seei'
j by Congressman Charlie Carta.
1 which, the News is asked to say, m
1 be given to anyone so desiring v.p
Money in local bank to make
your FARM LOANS.
FRANK H. WHITE