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The Durant Weekly News
IJy K M EVANS
Ynttrtd Aft mcond cliM mull ttiMlfr At the
xitafflcr At Ilurant, OklahmnA undrr Act
I Conjreti of Mirch 3, 1879.
Published vprjr FrldA) t 114 Kotth Third
Arena r, Durant, Qklhom.
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FRIDAY. JTXE !. litL'l'
A LESSON FROM THE CHINESE
It is a fact and one not as gen
erally known in this country , as it
ought to lie. that in the matter of
honesty the Chinese are the greate t
people in the world. We may detest
their custom- in other respects but
we are bound to concede their hones
ty. V ith them honesty is not a prin-1
ciple but a policy, a fixed trait.
They are honest, not from a moral
standpoint, but because they have
learned through thousands of years
that honesty pays in prosperity as
well as in happiness.
This is something the younir emu
lation of the white man should learn
from the ancient cast.
Confucius, philosopher of "action
and reaction," made the Chinese hon
eet by his advice. "Do not unto others
that you would not have them do unto
The white man, in his transactions,
la constantly looking for dishonesty,
to punish it. The Chinese constantly
watch for honesty, to reward it.
One reason we have so much trick
ery and thievery in our white civiliza
tion is that we do not reward hon
esty with the same enthusiasm that
we inflict punishment for stealing.
The white race will grow wiser as it
In China, heirs inherit a man's
debts as well as his property. If n
man steals or defaults payment, his
nearest relatives, in order, have to
With a system like that, Chinese
fathers and mothers ure decidedly
careful to raise their children in the
path of righteousness. It is not a
bad system, for it makes Chinese so
cial and economic life i evolve aintmd
the home. The code Is. honor father
and respect obligations.
We can with profit learn some
things from the Chinese this lesson
of honesty among others no matter
how far we may think ourselves
ahead of them.
'' TRIED AND FOUND TRUE
The women of Oklahoma aie go
ing to vote for men of fine moral
fibre and the highest ideals. They
will vote for men who have shown
by their actions and proven by their
records that they will build citizen
ship and make Oklahoma a place
where honor, viitue and morality ate
valued and icspected. Thcio aie
"more than fifty thousand women in
Oklahoma who have leained tluough
the public- schools that R II. Wil
son is this soit of man. They have
found that Jie. through eight .vears
and moic of public seiviee. has stood
tho test. The soaichlight has been
thrown on him and he is imsiuiiilu'il
and his leputntion is untainted Wo
men will not take ihanios in voting
for men foi (ioveiuoi wliu aie un
known or who aie untried We liavi'
an oppoilunity of playing safe this
year and selecting a man foi Govoi
nor whose executive ability is un
questioned Who wants to txpoi intent
by tinning down R. II Wil-.ui lor I
someone whom wo do not know whose I
ability ami pel -tin. il qualifications
nre an unknown quantity'' i
We do honor to oui home-- and our
families when we vote for I! II Wil
son. BELGIUM LEADS THE WAN
We hear a gieat deal about the eco
nomic clepic'ssion of vaiioiis European
countries, but little is lieaid of Bel
gium The tiny nation wliuh suffered
most during the woild war seems to
have gone to woik and i-r saying very
little about it- and seems to be forg
Five years ago Belgium floated a
bond issue in th's count ly. with the
Biijiuiuuoii in. inner live years a pnr-
tl.... nf ,1.. 1......1. ......1.1 1 ..... !-..! I
nun uj mi- uuuu- i-uiiiu uu IC'liieci
each year at the rate of 110. Finan
cial papers Inst week cniried the an
nouncement that a number of these
bonds determined by lot. were to be
retired next month, and that the
money is already on deposit in New
York banks for the purpose.
What do you know ubotit that?
Don't you think it might be well for
the rest of the Etuopean countries
instead of holding economic confer
ences, to send delegates to Belgium
to find out how the Belgians do it?
BUSINESS IS BETTER
Even Russia seems to share in the
general belief that business is to get
The soviet railroad commission has
ordered the equivalint of $10,000,000
worth of locomotives, rails and other
Germany got neatly half of tho
business, Sweden getting the remain
der. Germany will furnish 700 loco
motives. One sale breeds nnothcr nnd starts
a chain of buying.
This country, in the long run, will
benefit by Russia's orders placed in
Germany nnd Sweden, which In turn
win pass the money along.
.Mr. Mt'llon. seiretary of the treas -
ury. wiitcs to Senator McCumber that x
the national government may show a1 ilut even a soldier's bonus will not
deficit of $484,00(1,(1110 in the 1023 fis-'mnke war popular attain.
cal year. So congress intends to
spend that much nunc than will be
collected in taxes.
If that .sort of picdution were-
made foi any private cotporation
om-nf .Mr. Mellon1-, for instamc the'
nxe would fall he.ivily and the respon
sible parties would be told to hunt
L'nclc Sam could live within his
imome. the iime as the taxpayer"
who support him. Uut spendthrift
congressmen cannot be slacken from
the payioll until election time.
Congress will manage to find a
way to a(nd deficits if, when they
put Uncle Sam in the hole, they have
to make It up out of their own pock
ets, as has happened lately in a good
nmii pr'vatc corporations.
At MiiiLoIa, tiling Nland. the other
day ISttl Acosta flew his Ctiltissi
"wildcat" an plane at the late of 2(R
miles an hour, which broke the world's
speed record by five miles. j x
Rut what interested the crowd most' We never realized how many luxu
was the Mummert the world's small- nes were necessary until they were
est airplane. It weighs 550 pounds taxed,
lias a wing spnd of 18 feet and mcas- x
uies only VI feet the other way.
This is doe to the long-desired
flying flivver. All that is needed now
is quality production and device that
will enable the plane to rise or de
scend perpendicularly instead of hav
ing to "take off" by gliding over a
long land field.
This missing link will soon
THE WAR IN CHINA
They have been having a war in
China. More than 100,000 men have
been engaged on each side, and in ono
battle more than 2,000 men were
killed. This makes it a war of con
Nobody in this country seems to
know what the war is about. But. for
that matter, have you ever known of
a valid cause of any war?
WHERE THE BLAME BELONGS
Doesn't it make you tired to hear
people claiming that low-necked
dresses and short- skirts and one-
piece bathing suits and other wom
en's styles ate to blame for the world
going to the bad?
If men would emit looking at women
who diess that way the women would
change the styles. But we don't know
whether the woild would be any bet
tei or not.
.MONEY FOR RELIGION
The church collection plate inter
ests neai ly everybody. Monev con
tributed to I'rotestant churches of
this country has doubled since the
This fact was disclosed at the At
lantic City conference of the Feder
al ouneil of Churches. I
The lepoit says 17,0(10,000 persons
last year contributed $3120 000,00(1 to
17 1'iotestant chuiches. The average
for caeh contiibutor was about 3T
cents a week '
The Veterans of Foicign Wats have
demanded, in foimal 'lesolutions that
aliens now living in this c enmity learn
to speak English and become citizens,
and that those who for any ic.ison,
eaiinot ac quite citizenships, be de
poned at once.
Tin so aie ii-.isiinahlt' demands
Then is no i,ice in this ountiy
for the li uli nt who cannot speak the
1 iiiguage oi the coiintiy aflet a iia-
oti ilile luii'tli of tune uoi for tin
man who owe-, his allegiance to ;m.v
foti-ign irov eminent
- -x - -PROSPERITY
Do joii shaie m (he belief that if
high pi lies i. line bail, we would
neiosMinly have a lettirn ot w ti-hoom
This 'notion haunts man.v. all the
way fioni sound economics to chronic
Ilut take the ease of Russia, with
the highest prices and the lowest de
gree of ptosperity in the world.
In Moscow, a suit of clothes now
costs 1, .-itm.OiMi rubles $77J.!i0(). un
der normal or par rate of exchange
We had that same situation, on a
small scale, when sucar was retail-
mij ,lt ;io tl,nN d
Dr. George W. Cnle. the worldwide
famous surgeon, who operates with
i one hand as easily as with the other,
compait's the human body to a dry
cell with the liver the negative pole
and the brain the positive.
Anything that affects the ltver
will affect the biain, says Dr. Cnle.
Indirectly, therefore it appears that
the intellect is paitly in the liver.
A sluggish liver is frequently the
cause of stupidity. A course in calo
mel is therefoie sometimes worth as
much as a course in school
FEDERAL AID FOR ROADS
The deadlock over federal roads be
tween the senate nnd house was brok
en last week when their confeiees
leached a compromise by which $30,
000,000 will he available during the
next fisc.,1 year for continuing feder
nl and state co-operation in road de
velopment. No direct appropriations nie made
under the compromise, but the secre
tary of tho treasury is given nuthority
to allot the $50,000,000 fund and
make contrnct" with the states up to
that figure, such contracts to be ob
ligations upon the government.
It is about time for another scan -
.dnl in moving picture circles
"Smile Week" was all right, but to
wnile weakly is all wrong.
Kn,.,k ....fore vnu enter, but don't
'l' " UP nf,l'r '01' Kc'1 ,n,i(k"-
If you make it a rule to pay as
j, on go. you will stay at home more.
We see by the papers that the peo
ple of I iume have been fuming again.
When a man makes a fool of him
self he usually blaineh -time woman.
t can't wipe out taxes, but if we
don't reduce them they may wipe us
rnl speaking of the strike, the
price of coal always a burning ques
tion. The new postmaster geneial is
named Works. Uut we shall see if he
Anothr trouble with the rising
generation is that it objects to early
All the world's a stage, and if you
have no show in life it is largely your
A taxicab driver should have
patience, for he will make his money
in the long run.
We have not heard on any bankers'
associations condemning the new bo
Two St. Louis men were arrested
for throwing coal. Rather costly pas
time these days.
At one time no taxes were levied in
this country. But the country wasn't
fit to live in them.
And sometimes a man never knows
how little a woman thinks of him un
til he marries her.
Some of the healthiest men around
here never took a drink of bootleg
liquor in their lives.
Cleanliness may be next to godli
ness, but it is next to impossible if
you live in Pittsburg.
When Princess Mary married a
commoner was she breaking the ice
for the Prince of Wales?
It appeals that Lloyd Georce knows
his Rritish empiie, whether the Brit-1
knows Lloyd George or
We will piobably never hear of
some congressmen any more if they
are to quit sending out fiee garden
Sometimes a miin refmins from run
ning for of fiie because of his modes-Jhshed agencies existing in their re
ty, but moic often it is because of sptaive communities, and withold all
fear of deleat.
Most things have their compensa-'agmcies."
tions. Women who wear drug stoic
complexions know better than to weep
ill public. I
It cents to be gellel.illy ogieed that
Wan en G. Hauling is the best
ilressul president we have had Mine
If the tin lomiriatiilments wete put
befoie tin senate for intification.
ome members would doubtless want
to make ii'servalions.
Cnngiess needs a leader, says an
exchange. nd another exchange re
toits that it begins to look as if con
giess needs a keeper.
There aie a good many people in
this cuntiy who aie not at all intei -
ested in the report that there is a
shoitage of sour kraut.
The meek ought to inherit t he
earth, when you come to think of it.
They ure the ones who pay taxes
without kicking. '
She has been in office for quite a,:i,-, ,lel tcnt am. 25 of the lo"pcr cent,
while now. and nobody has yet daicd Kates not affected by the increase
to refer to Congresswoninn Robeit
son as a Miss-representative
Sing Sing the other day they,
kened a man at .1 o'clock in the
morning in older to electrocute him.!
Shocking, don't you think?
movement to refoim the mud-
em dance has started in Pans." says.,1, ,- has resigned as collector of in
a news item. Whatdcyemeaii, u- t, mal revenue for Oklahoma,
foi m? Why not abolish it? I
Miss McCoimick. in expressing her
prclerence for oliler men. said 'he
w anted oni with whom she could Imude and as the public is entitled
talk." Whntshisname must be a good, to know the facts, the public is hcre
listener. ,j informed that the Durant Memor-
x i.tl Hospital is operated on the open
8tlaaattt4aa8 I plan and that any physician or stit-
tt DEACON When I drink coffee a
it .MORRILL I feel as guilty -as a a
a MUSES. reformed toner who a
a goes bnck to his cups. I ought to a
a plan nnd order my work 30 that a
a I shall not need a special stimu- a
a lant at a special time in order to a
a do it.
RUDE RURAL RHYMES
Hit" i the merry month of June
whi li puts the wedding bells in tune,
whin men see those who soon will
bos- em all camouflaged with orange
jtn. u oiusning tiriue. u genne
push back the tresses from your
I have some words for you to
When all mankind were troglo
before the dates that history
i female person had no rights
mlgroom's plan for home sweet
was bending saplings on her
Rut times have changed since
beginnings and women long
had their innings. Since Satan
the lolling pin, the human head
no thin. If Jason calls his soul
en lap petitly on his frontal
but bear in mind the tool is
meal ' to stupefy, not crack or dent.
Froi ill asseition you must wenn
him, 'it do be careful when you bean
him I wish you luck. I hope you win.
I'm iiy strong for disciplin; but yet
as oft as once a week, for him some
'freed 'in I bespeak, and you should
give no wiathful sign providing he is
home by nine, nor bounce his head a-gain-t
a lafter for coming just n min
ute after. So, nobly just, but sternly
great step to the helm and navigate;
you ate the captain, he the mate. And
when he tries back talk with you he'll
soon be nothing but the crew. Nay
more if he a bit too far go, he may be
classed as simply cargo.
MANY SOLICITORS I'ROVE
TO BE RANK IMI'OSITORS
Folks Claiming To Represent Sol
dier's Interest Matters Need
Man) posts Of the American Legion
are reporting that fake solicitors for
magazines are seeking endorsement
of their various publications alleged
to be printed for the benefit of the
disabled men. Investigation has often
revealed that all revenues of the pub
lication goes to some selfish private
end, and in many instances the per
son soliciting is a fraud and not the
agent of any paper. The Legion
wishes the public advised concerning
it policy in such matters as set out
in the following resolution adopted by
the National Executive Committee:
"WHEREAS, numerous requests
are lcceived at National Headquar
ters icquesting endorsement of divers
and sundry publications, and
"WHEREAS, the country is filled
at thi pteent timo with various en
terprises which attempt to impose
upon the patriotic- generosity of the
Amencan people, now therefoie be it
"RESOLVED, that the policy of
The American Legion towaid such re
quests is that no endorsement be giv-
en and the public- generully be advis
ed to investigate all claims purport
ing to be in the interest of veterans
with the utmost care and thorough'
ness before subscribing or donating
any amount whatsoever, using for
the purpose of investigation. Cham-
Deis oi ivominetcv. local tinancial in
stilutions. and other regnlnily estab
support until and unless they receive
.favoiablu endorsement tluough such
American I.egion Weekly ts the on
ly otficinl publication til the Legion,
which lepio-ents all ex-seivice men.
I'll TSBl'RG COl NT ROAD
BONDS ARE APPROVED
Ihe Attorney Geneial has appiovod
sj-.o,0ll(l of tecently voted Pittsburg
county toad bonds which sum will be
matched with Fedei.il aid money and
gi.e Pitt'butg County $-0(l,0U0 im
mediately available foi u-e in hatd
-in-facing the State highways of the
county. This is only ouu-tliiid of
the amount of the bonds voted for
toad woik and the balance of $1,.-00,-OeM
will be available as soon as Fed
ci at aid money is obtainable.
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, iU,Lt,,()N ,N .' '.JV" ' MIsI)C.
j , ,
ituiuuuu iit'iKiu i.iies iuivc oecu oi
deied scaled down, effective July 1,
Ibj the Intel. statu Commerce Commis
sion. In 10J0 Western railroads vvcic
given a 35 per cent inctense in rates
land Eastern lailroads 40 per cent.
Tit,. ,trl.i,- fntrt.j mini I'll., nf ll.n
granted in 1HJ0 will not be affected
.by the reduction scheduled for July 1.
REVENUE COLLECTOR QUITS
lliiw n fi i it Mint in iiii.finn In In.
i.i; ,.,,tt i. .hi,i a .. u
I his time to patty affaits in the ca-
l.uity of chairman of the Oklahoma
nuMii nn nnrtv hi stmnlil ilnvnt.. nil
numerous imiuuies are being
goon, making the proper anu usual
atiaugements, will be permitted and
is welcome to practice in this hos
pital, regardless of his place of resi
dence. DURANT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
By Jas. R. McKinney, President.
TELEVISION COMING NEXT
People living today nie eventually
to be able to see for enormous dis
tances by "television," an udaption of
the rado, says Nicola Tcsla. An un
canny stage in world history is com
ing when coal burned at mines will
generate power that will be broad
cast to the world's machine shops,
and nutos, airplanes and ocean liner"
will travel far without the necessity
of carrying n stock of gasoline, coal
of other fuel. The woild has always
been a beautiful place in which to
live. It is to become more and more
a wonderful place in which to live.
SAVED FOR THE EXECUTIONER
Sutgeons have operated success
fully in n case of acute appendicitis
on a man taken from the death home
at Sing Sing. They believe he will
have fully recovered when the time
comes to electrocute him. Of course
it wouldn't do to let the man die of
natuial causes. That would be a te
f lection on our son-c of humanity. We
must cuie him nicely, then murder
him legally. Capper's Weekly.
ITEMS FROM PIRTLE
(Too late for last week.)
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Banner spent
Saturday night with relatives at Ro
berta. Mr. and Mrs. L. B. McManus and
Mr. and Mrs. John Loftis visited at
Elm View Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Lindley and
son spent the week-end with relatives
on Twelve-Mile Prairie.
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Gentry spent
the week with their daughter at
Singing was well attended Satur
day, night at Mr. G. F. Rose's.
Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Lindley 'and E.
L. Hudson and family spent Sunday
afternoon with brother at Hatcher.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Rose was shop
ping in Durant Saturday.
Miss Pearl Hayes and Miss Ruby
Green were shopping in Durant Sat
urday. ITEMS FROM KENEFICK
Miss Lillian Wells who is attend
ing the Normal at Durant spent Sat
urday and Sunday with home folks.
Carl Folsom after spending a week
with Mr. and Mrs. Ira Smith returned
to his home in Oklahoma City Wed
nesday. Mrs. Baxter is spending the week
with relatives in Stonewall. Okla.
There's Style, Fit and
Service in an H-S
Time was when particular men hesitated to get
a summer suit because as the saying was then:
They're just throwed together.
Today the modern up-to-the-minute store of
fers you summer suit'; that fit and look just as
well as your Spring suit.
These Suits are no exception to the rule
They only iinihusic it.
The biggest line of fine clothes are these.
1IAKT SI'IIAFFNKR & MAKX DIXIE WEAVES,
Griffon Zephirette Worsteds and Carlton Gaber
dines. Every suit is guaranteed to give Satis
faction. Other fabrics are Palm Beaches, Mohairs and
$10.85, $12.85, $13.50, $15 up to $28
The West Apparel under the Sun at the most
FRIDAY, JUNE 9. irn9
i Harroll Rice of Cooper, Texas I
visiting his parents, Mr. and MeT
Rice this week." Mr-
Miss Mary Harrison of Stonewall
after spending several days with h
sister, Mrs. Henry Baxter returned
to her home Wednesday.
Mrs. Ira Smith was shopping in Du
Rev. Moore of Durant preached an
excellent sermon at the Methodist
church Sunday morning.
Dewey Etchieson of Durant is vit
Ring C. B. Wells, Jr. this week.
R. L. Rhea is visiting friends and
relatives in Wapanucka this week
Dave Herring and family left Frf.
day for Wichita Falls, where they
will make their future home.
Mrs. Jim Bagwell was shopping n
ITEMS FROM LONE OAK
i Mrs. Ixiuise Rinehart has been very
sick atthe home of her parents, Mr
and Mrs. E. B. young's for the past
week, but is reported some betteh at
i this time.
Mrs. Nora Breshears is on the sick
j Rnymond Rinehart and wife, May
Wilson. Nellie Neai and John Rine
hart attended the pie supper at High
I View Saturday night.
I Clovis Lifspv nnd fnmiltr n.. .
........ j A lu-
rant spent Sunday with J. D. Moor
man and family.
Willie Roberts and families spent
Tuesday with her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. Sawyer of Roberta.
Brother Rickerson of Durant will
fill his regular appointment here next
Saturday night and Sunday.
C. W. Neai and family spent Sun
day afternoon with Joo Sawyer.
Mrs. J. C. Laymance and Mrs.
Roach spent Saturday evening with
Mrs. E. B. Young.
Clifford Newell returned to his
home on Twelve Mile Prairie Wed
nesday. Nellie Neai and Bessie Moorman
were the guests at E. B. Young'j
May Wilson spent Sunday after
noon with Davie Sawyer.
Miss Lois Enoch visited home
folks here Saturday and Sunday.
Boyd Lingo, wife and little son
spent Sunday with his father, Mr.
C. C. Vails was in Durant Tues
day. Raymond Rinehart. wife and baby
visited his patents. Mr. and Mrs. G,
L. Rinehart Monday afternoon.