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TflR DlTRANT WEEKLTWS
PASTOIt TAKES A CRACK
AT THK .SHERIFF'S ACTION
Rev. Hut lor ItcsonN Officers Pres
ence al Church Jn Anticipnllnn
Of Klan Pnrnde
Some little Mibilueil excitement was
oecnsiiitioii lust Sunday nicht ilurinc
the service ut the First Ilnptist
Church, when several county officer
presented thonwhos. itu'liitlini; .pet"
ial dcputiu. and remained about the
church doors dining the seniles. The
Tumor quuMy sirend as onlj nimor.s
can, that a Kn Klu parade was to he
etaRcd and that tile nffiicrs had liccti
tipped off and were then- en masse to
prcAcnt it. Tliat the action moused
the ire of at least a laiRc numlier
of the niemhers of the ehunh. incliid
fnp the pastor, was evidenced by the
comments heard .Monday mm nine;
Tuesd,i. mornuiK the News i evened
the follow injr statement signed by
Rev. Ed (I. Htltler with iequet tW
fame he published:
The Itaptist Church Nut A Coat
Ranch. Hut A Sheep-Fold
Since the Sheriff of Iiryan County
took it on himself to bring some of
his force to the Ilaptist church and
stand on guard at the doors last Sun
day night to present a Ku Klux pa
rade. I want to inform the officers
and people in Rcncrnl that the First
Baptist church is not a Ku Klux
parade ground, and they are not go
ing to stage any parade there. They
re going to respect the wishes of
our people and myself in our request
that they do not come into our church
with their robes on. Neither is the
First Baptist church a GOAT
BANCH to be guarded by armed men:
The First Baptist church is a Sheep
fold with approximately 900 members
who are peace-loving, law-abiding,
God-honoring citizens, and we resent
as a reflection on us and our church
any such presumption by the officials
of our County. I alone, as pastor of
the church, am responsible for this
statement, but can, and will put it to
a vote of the church if it becomes
necessary: Iet other papers of the
county please copy.
ED G. BUTI.EK,
Pastor First Ilaptist Church, Durunt,
DURANT HOSPITAL NOTES
Mr. and Mrs. .1. S. Kirk of Ben
nington are medical patients at the
Miss Inez Hnrtgraves returned to
her homo Monday after undergoing
an operation at the Memorial Hos
pital about two weeks ago.
Mrs. John Robert of L'tic.i is re
covering from an operation performed
Miss Leila Honty of Durnnt was
able to return home in a few days af
ter having undergone nn operation at
the hospital about two weeks ago.
W. C. Allen of Kenefick leturned
home today nfter spending a few days
in the Hospital as a medical patient.
Mrs. Win. S. Murphy of Benning
ton is improving satisfactorily after
having undergone an opeiation about
a week ngo.
Mrs. Delton Bennett was operated
on for appendicitis, Wednesday morn
ing nt the Memorial Hospital, and her
condition is reported to be satisfactory.
Bob Story. Sum Stone. A. II. Davis
and Dr. .1. T. Colwuk. weie at Kiowa
Lake fi-hing .Monday night and Tues
day. Thej brought b.uk the usual
assoitment of fib slot h. hut also a
usual no fish
Drs. Evans fc Warren
"When Health's Cmituirlous"
Office hours 11 it. ni. to 0 p m.
120 N. Third. niirant. OLl.i.
CA I.Kit A VOTES $35,000 IN
BONDS FOR SCHOOL HOUSE
Bonds Carr 11 Overwhelming Vote
Of IHS to H7 Saturday
At a special election held lit Cnlerii
last Saturday, a proposal to issue
$.'t5,()(Hl sehool bonds for the purpose
of erecting a much needed new school
building, eariied by the overwhelming
vote of ISA to H. Big Interest was
mauifestod in the election as is indi
cated by the large numlier of votes
The site has not been definitely se
lected hut will be purchased at once
and wmk of construe tiun commenced
that the new slnictuie mav be leaily
for iiK'iipaiii'.v at the coming fall
teim of school. Superintendent (!.
II l'i.iiei and members of the school
bo.ifd are in Texas tins week inspect
ing model school houses to get idea'
to use in their new structure.
The new building will accomodate
between 4."o and 51111 pupils vvh-'n
completed. It will contain twelve
large clasn rooms, and nuditorpim,
and wtll have all modern lonverierircs
including steam heat and elcc trie
light. The old building, it is -aid
will be salvaged and what parts of the
material is suitable, worked into the
It is expected also that the board
will increase the standard of the
school this year, making it n fully
accredited high school.
ALL RECORDS SMASHED IN
SUNDAY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
2.504 People. More Than One-Third
Of Population In Attendance
All records for Sunday School at
tendance in Durant were shattered
last Sunday whn 2,504 people, more
than one-third the total population of
the city, attended the eight organi
zations mutfing reports. 2,500 was
the high mark for which the lead
ers were striving, and having attain
ed it, they promptly set a new ideal
of getting three-thousand in attend
ance in a single Sunday.
The Baptists lead the total with
702. The Church of Christ usually
one of the smaller schools, ran ahead
of all save the Ilaptist and Metho
dist with a total of .135.
In the' Men's classes, the Baptist
ieaei with 117. The Baptist women al
so lead the procession with 04 present.
The primrose path never lead to
Its Dangerous Folks!!
To let your property stand
without the proper protection
Tornadoes and cyclones are
.still on the rampage and you
can't tell where the next one
You can't stop it from coming
but you can smother its ter
rors. The only way is to INSURE
UNTIL IT HURTS.
Come in and talk It over with
KATKS Vi:itY LOW
Salmon & Gilstrap
Phone 22 i20 N. Third
REVIVAL MEETING CLOSED
A series of verj successful revival
services at the First Ilaptist Church
ciime to an end last Saturday night,
when the Pastor, Rev. Ed O. Butler,
pleached to a packed house and many,
weie turned awaj for lack of room.'
During the services one-hundred twcn-j'ti
t.v one additions to the church were! an
recoided as well as Uite a number jut
of (inversions of folks who indicated nu
their desire to affiliate with other! ki'
denominations. The meetings are re- !
garded by rhuieh leaders as among n
the most successful they have- ever ct
held. , th.
Mi. .1. L. Home of McAlester and di
.Miss Winnie Mauldin of Durant were th
uniteei in marriage here Saturday af- da"
ternoon the ceremony taking place pic
at the home of the hinle's mother, nor
Mrs. Dora Cnmdi n. OlM North Kcv- we
enth avenue, and Rev J. G. Miller am
The hupp couple left nt once for.'a
an extended we elding trip after which "
they will be at home in McAlester. wiv
The1 bride is a graduate of the local , (
teachers, college and has taught in th.v
the McAlester Public Schools, and dr
has many f nends both here and at ! Wi
81!!W VOTE SHOWS WILSON
I FADS GOVERNOR'S CONTEST
On, Hundred Men questioned At
l!.indom. Sixt)-one for Wilson
The groom is a popular and suc
cessful young business man of McAlester.
season of the campaign, when
votes aie taken, is at hand,
ie f.un are enjoying themelve
. game of questioning a certain
. r of folks on a given rate and
rg tab on the results.
, eehtor of the New has taken
,w vote all of his own, with ref
, to the three candidates for
nvicratic nomination for gover
f Oklahoma. During the past
tie-hundred men and women in
mniitely were questioned .'n to
preference among the candi
No particular persons were
out for the straw vote, and
f tho-e asked knew that others
ic ing subjected to the same ex
,'ion as to their politics. Some
f.n mcrs. some merchant-, some
..- syveial school teachers both
nil women and several hou-e-
iiieinoranda on the vote reveals
the sentiment of the one-hun-jieople
was a- follows;
Undecided - 5
PETE DAVIS BURIED AT
DENISON LAST SUNDAY I
Pete Davis (colored) aged .VJ. died
at his home west of Calera la-t Thurs
day morning after a week's illness of
typhoid fever, The remains were in
terred at Deni-on Sunday. His wife
was in Milwaukee at the time of his
death, hut aimed home Saturday for
the fumral Pete had lived in this
county twenty-six jcars and was born
near it. Tow sen. Oklahoma. Several
children survive him.
Pete Davi w-a probabl the mot
successful man of his race in south
eastern Oklahoma. At the time of
his (jeatn r.e owned WJ'J acres of land,
free of debt had much live stock on
his place and had considerable ready
monev on depo it in several binks
it i said. Hard times and good. Pete
managed tu make and save -ometmng
every eai, and on hu farm was pro
duced almoit every thing that vv.il
grow n thi- -ection.
FRIDAY, JUNE 9. 1922
BOY SLAYS HIS fattit
Louis Peterson. 21. I in t. . , . .
jail, after the killing of his f,T?
Tom Peterson, at their home 20 milw
east of that place Friday, yon'
Peterson says that the elder man h5
shot at his wife, Louis' mother tk
shot going wild but striking the 'fnZ
year-old girl in the neck, inflicting
a senou wound. When the fathtr
made further attempts upon hi moth
er's life Louis says he kilH hli
George Cain was stricken with ar
acute attack of appendicitis last Snir
e!ay which necessitated an imnediatt
operation for his relief. The opera
tion was performed at the Memorial
Hospital Monday and he is well on,
the way to a recovery at this time
U. S. TO PARTICIPATE
The American government ha ac
cepted England's invitation to as-i-t
in the investigation of Turki-h atro
cities practised in Anatolia. The Got
erament says however that it- tak
ing part in the inve-tigation i- pjre
lv for it- information and that it does
i not oblig" itself to any committment
We have moved onr business 0ffic
from 210 West Main to 120 N Third
(Old Jenkins Dry Goods Co's. Stand.)
We especially wish our friendi tad
former patients to visit us at oar
Phone 793 120 N. Thiii
HADLEY TO DIE
Paul Hadley, who, while serving
life time sentence for murder in Mer
Alester penitentiary, violated a leave
of absence and went to Arizona is
doomed to die by hanging at Florence,
Arizona, August 18. Hadley, making
it to Arizona, took an assumed name,
and murdered a woman, for which he
was arrested, tried, convicted and giv
en the death penalty.
There is wireless telegraphy, but
no wireless politics.
Durant Meat Market
Highest Market Price
Paid for Cattle and Hogs
A. W. MASON, Prop.
Ill So. Sec. Dnrant
We Have on
Binders, Separators, Tractors,
Plows, Trucks and Ford Cars of all
Come in and see our stock.
Let's talk the matter over. Get
the facts and figures.
Durant Motor Car Co.
To My Friends
I have been called away in connection with the
Means murder case and will be out of Bryan county
for ten days or two weeks. I will therefore not be
able to see any of m friends Hoarding my campaign
for reelection for some time.
Therefore I am taking this means of letting you all
know that whether I see you personally or not. I so
licit your vote and influence, on my record during the
Ruel F. Taylor
Candidate for reelection In the office of Sheriff of
llryan county, Democratic Priinar; Aucrut 1st.
E I KuUflL- ' a A.
" the soundness of any
Institution is proven by years
of operation under varied
Jls any business man
in Bryan County
DURANT NATIONAL BANK
Ketiourrc over 91.500,00(1
s..' i . ii,n.,,ltj-i'uiiiiiMf.iiu y
. H WILSON
Subject to Democratic Primary
August 1, 1922
PRINCIPLES FOR WHICH I STAND
DO YOU AGREE WITH ME?
1. A Governor for all the people.
2. Honest, efficient, economical State
3. Auto License tax collected by coun
ties. 4. Pardons or paroles only when justice
5. Aid to farmers by loaning- them mon
ey at 5 per cent.
6. Give every boy and girl a practical
7. Systematic building of good roads.
8. Bank Guaranty Law should be up
held: a few necessary amendments
with honest and efficient enforce
ment of the laws.
9. None but thoroughly honest and
competent will be appointed to of
fice. 10. Legislation and law enforcement in
the interest of the homes.