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The Dur ant Weekly News
DURANT, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1922
iyT A CHANGE
..l.,iiiu Anrl llpoenl Of
. "a .. iH.T,nJ l.nw Hp.
, . (1 t National Labor
I Villi Ii!
I anf '
(JET OUTSIDERS TO HOLD
COUNTY SEAT ELECTION
,. ,it Federation of Labor,
( mcinnati in national
i iln"tlay went on roc
...... r.,imnc tn i-nnnni
anti-trust law nnd to J
uii-nilments to the Con-'
the United States.
iluK'tits asked in the con
all such as would bring
i. fit-, to organized labor,
.M-al would ho amend the
!i as to give Congress the
i'o Supreme Court decis-
woultl forbid employment
under 15 years of age in
. mill, mine, workshop or
nt the enactment of any
legislation, and prevent
Mom preventing collective
would make the Constitu
I'lcxible and more easily
The fight for the relocation of the
county seat of Johnson County is at
white heat. Milbum. the town which
would wiest the county capital from
Tishomingo, is making a very stren
uous campaign, nnd so little confi
dence have partisans of the two towns
in each other that they fear to trust
the holding of the election in their
hands. Accordingly n petition was
filed with the Governor asking that
disinterested parties from some nil
joiniiyr county be selected to con
stitute the election boards.
The petition was granted, and by
agreement of the two parties. V. B.
Kimbrough. county clerk of Atoka
County, was authorized to select the
boards to carry on the election and
canvass the vote. In accordance with
this agreement. Clerk Kimbrough
has chosen 30 citizens of Atoka coun
ty for that purpose nnd sent the list
to Governor Robertson for his ap
The election will held July 10.
BY BAD LIQUOR
Rufus Islington Relieved Victim Of
Intended Robbers. One Man
' Held In Jail Pending Investigation.
.1 ISALL BURIED
I' I Hall, who had been suf-
ni a complication of diseases
... i months, died at 8:30
T .. -day morning at her home
V.ith Thirteenth street.
i i-il who was r8 years of age
im nf her death, was born
Indian Territory, near
II put. nnd her maiden name
. '..1 Harkins. Her parents
. -he was a little girl, bu
hi Ip of a brother she re-
"ilntntion at school in Vir-
1 1 tines.see. following which
nl herself in the work of
mil for many years scrv-
trrapli operator in cities
the south. In Septem-
l.i was united in mairiage
I Ilnll, nnd since that
..I near Atoka, at Madili
which last named plaie
'lee years ago in April.
pj ent here by the Gov-
I. ch.ugo-of tick crndi-
n county. Mrs. Ball
c.f sterling inialitie- and
friendship ami esteem
. 'it w her.
i d was held at 0:30
in day morning from St.
tatholic Chuielfts" Rev.
lens of Hugo, officiating.
i' Highland cemetery.
ROTUMWS INSPECT PLANT
OI TELEPHONE COMPANY
Fnl,. v . ir the weeklv luncheon of
p" I' ( lub Tuesday noon the
kll.li .i i I the invitation of Bincr
Eilhuir 'elcphone manager, to vis-
Rt thi niiany's plant and see how it
ork . i ,,f the dub accepted the
lir.Mta . ..,,,,1 foutHi tnc department
iniau .. .perators very patient and
KOUrli- in evnlninim ttin intripnt.
rililM . if the enmnlev mnu nf nin-
khinm .! wires found in the plant.
ir.ij ti i a wonderful svstem thorn.
p fin 'In telephone plant could not
"n. i,r. nf the countless thousands
!f ta" local and long distance
unout a f-plendid system, and the
Organization tlisnlnvori thorn U tenn.
NEW SETTLING BASIN
Workmen are busy at the city
pumping station at Armstrong on
Blue river, rushing to completion the
large new settling basin being con
structed for use in connection with
the city plant there, and It Is hoped
that the new basin may be ready for
use by July first or thereabouts.
When completed the new basin will
make it possible to furnish the city
with more than double the clear fil
tered water being provided now, and
without a cent of additional cost for
alum, this paper is informed. It will
also have the effect of providing am
ple filtered water when Blue takes on
a rise, which is a difficult job with
the one basen now in use.
Workmen this week begun the work
of repairing the badly worn asphalt
pavement at the intersections of
Evergreen street with Fourth and
Fifth avenue. Where there are bad
holes, the entire top is removed, and
new mateiial put in. which given
','ives pinnuse of making the pave
ment at these intersections as good
ns new, but its lasting qualities re
main to be seen. A'ficrwnrd the plans
file to repair the pavement on Main
west of Tifth in the same manner, and
that it needs it is easily seen by go
ing over it once just once.
FREE SERUM FOR POOR
Dr. D. Armstrong, county health
officer, has secured a large amount
of -anti-typhoid scrum which has been
distributed among the physicials of
the county, who will provide it free
to persons who are in need of anti
typhoid treatment and are unable to
pay for it.
As the result of having drunk
from n jar of alleged "com liquor"
Monday night of this week, Rufus
Byington. full blood Choctaw Indian,
aged 21, living nt Blue, today walks
the streets led by his wife, stone
blind. Whether he is forever doomed
to darkness or whether his blindness
is temporary, is yet to be learned.
Just exactly what he drank which pro
duced the condition is unknown. hi
tale of events as they transpired be
ing very hazy and dim.
Not long ago Byington became of
age and called upon his guardian, J.
D. Sample, of Atoka, for a settlement.
A few days ago his guardian delivered
to him something more than $1,000 in
cash. Liberty bonds nnd war savings
stamps, some $200 being in currency,
it is reported. It seems that he car
ried the currency turned over to him
in his pockets, and probably attracted
some unscrupulous person or persons'
attention to the same.
Monday Byington was in Durant.
He says that he picked up in his car
a Durant white man. who suggested
that they ride around. Later on two
other persons were taken into the car,
and a vessel of liquor was produced.
He does not know who procured the
liquor, nor what it was, save that it
looked good and tasted good. After
having taken a couple of drinks,
which he says were not large, he
seems to have lost all consciousness
of where he went or what he did.
However, he seems to recall coming
to himself at Bokchito. Later he
seems to have realized that he was
on the highway between here and
Caddo, that his car was stopped and
that only his original companion and
himself were in the car. Then he
remembei nothing further.
Mrs. Byington. alarmed at her hus
band's nbsenie, asked night police
men to search for him, and about
five o'clock Tuesday morning, they
awakened her with the leport that
they had found her husband, in a
dazed and drunken condition, near a
local garage She got him into the
car sin. ).a.v and she droe the car
to their home nt Blue. She coulil
not !iic very well he says and he
Diiasirmally a-sisted her in keeping
the car in the road.
Later in the morning about eight
o'llock, Byington began to feel bad
ly, and he and hi wife leturned to
Durant where physicians found him
to be vety sick, either from an over
dose of rotten liquor or poisoning,
and he complained of a pain in his
chest. Something was administered
(Continued on page five.)
RESUME CONSTRUCTION ON
TWELVE-MILE PRAIRIE ROAD
TO MEET STRIKE
After considerable delay in con
Operate Shops Under Private Con- ruction, brought about by a delny
tract And Make Wages and in determining upon the finishing
Working Rules Less Liberal. vmU t,lu Wurk " tnnl l'art of l)ro"
30 Roads In It. J1'1'1 forty-one running from Diamond
' northwest to the Twelve-Mile Prairie
Railroads are preparing to meet' country has been lesumed. There Ba
the threatened strike of approximate-. Uvi-''vc mill's of hard-surfaced road
,! a million shop and maintenance in tllis Job' nml tho rouh Rinding
movement to put in private hands. ,,!ls ''cen completed. It remains now
Thirtv big railroad systems noti- onl' to '"' the K"vi'l nnd surface it
fiid the United States Railroad Labor Properly to make the road ns fine as
Boaiil Weilnc-dny of intentions to t,u1'1' .is anywhere. The Hcnly Con
turn over shops and enter into pri- "'"'ction Co., has tllis part of the
vatc contracts or defending! action lu""' ...
already taken over the protests of A,,out two-hundred men and teams
the shop crafts union leaders. nre "ceded, the News is informed, to
A walkout by the 600.000 shop i ''""' Kravt'' for the """'
men and the 400.000 maintenance n ta,c i.imi'i? iinnciiKTrc
of way and other unskilled workers. "ATh I RRE I ROSI ECTh
will find every carrier in the coun- As ? cc hav'-' been no 1022
try operating under the private con- oats, offered on the market in this
trol system whereby they will be able action, but they nre expected to
to pay less wages and give less lib-, f,tnrt ninrketward by the last of next
eral working rules than are allowed , wcek'' Local Brain men expect the
b the board. price to range from 30 to 35 cents
"ti, i ,', , . , ., . . a bushell. ns compared with from 10
The board has declared that pn-1 3Q cents ,,' T,R. Je
at.- control of shops and contrac-1 of h oats , bc d
ion of wo.k by ra. roads ,s legal butlthoh h j,, . b
l m ST . Xh invoU.must bc naid Ismail, not only In Oklahoma but in
mil hurl?. ill wnmnu finrl ton enmn nl'ois ' - .
.. . " .. ,. . Texn. Last year the rust ruined the
til no rules as others. Tim carriers' . . . ' ...
crop wnicn accounted lor tne low
prices, and lots of buyers took tre
mendous losses on their purchases. If
any considerable buying is manifest
ed this season, the prices may be ex
pected to rise, local grain men say.
MORE THAN 2,000
Believed Attendance nt Uical School
Tops List For Teacher Col
leges In The State
time rules as others. The carriers
will hold that if the men strike they
will cease to be employes, will not
' be under the board's jurisdiction, and
that they will be at liberty to hire
any employes they please at any
wages they wish to pay.
Some railroads have already turned
all shops over to private control nc
I cording to the rail board offices.
Other.- are increasing the amount of
their contract work daily.
According to the announcement of
John Vntighnn. legistrar of tho
Southeastern State Teachers. College,
made Thursday noon the total enroll
ment of pupils in the College up to
Monday night was 12.017. which is
believed to be the largest enrollment
of nil the isx State Teachers Colleges,
not excluding the boasting Edmund
Of this number 1,037 wer enrolled
in the college proper, taking work
lending to diplomas, which are life
teachers certificates, and 130 were
children em oiled in the model school.
The facilities of the institution nre
sadly overtaxed in caring for this
great number of pupils, nnd the
crowds become so dense that students
literally run over each other in get
ting from class room to class room.
Fortunately the people of the city
have opened their homes for the board
and lodging of the visiting students
and nil are being well enred for.
Immediately following the closing
of the Redpnth-Horner Chautauqua
Saturday the local committee got to
gether and signed the contract for
next year's chautauqua. The enter
tainment at this year's festival was
by far the best over given here and
the crowds broke all previous records
by several hundied average nt each
McCURTAIN COUNTY OFFICERS
RESIGN UNDER FIRE
Immediately following the filing of
the resignation of C. D. Wilkinson,
county attorney, and K M. Brooks,
court clerk, the grand jury, called
at Idabel to investivate Mi-Curtain
county affairs, was 'discharged by
District Judge G. M. Barrett of Hu
go last Thursday.
Both officers, who were candidates
for reelection, aiso agreed to cancel
their filings. They will remain in of
fice until successors can be chosen by
No indictments were returned by
the giand jut ly against either of the
S. S. ATTENDANCE DOWN
After establishing a leconl for at-
,rtsi si,r.rl,."z height
ct.i schools slimmed down to 20.V.I Inst' Older of the Coipmnllon Coiiiinis-
Similnv I!.-,ntUi I...1 with ;i total of -ion placing ill effect July 1 the gen
:.2ii. anil led the Men-- Bible i-la - '''' '" I"''' cent tediletioii in fruglit
with 11ft Tl... Mnthoilist women lei! inti's' allthoried by the llltelst.it
in Wf.mnnV Nihil- Inssi.s with fifi. Commerce Commission, was Mgmd
thy members of the commt-siun Wed
HOLD BARBECUE AND PICNIC nesdny.
nv iim.v pni'ltTIl I
Nearly 1.000.000 ballots will !
The Farmers Union of Bryan coun- printed by the State Election Board
ty announces a big barbecue and pic-'for u.se at the State-wide primal y
nic to be held at Gunter Park, just Aug. 1. It is not expected that this
east of Durant. on the fourth of July, many votes will be cast, but actord
Tho nKn ..nnminpo thnt there will be ing to the last census, it is estimated
noliticnl sneakinir and numerous there are about that many voters in
amusements and concessions. the State
N OLD FASHIONED PICNIC
Mr. nml t. n i ti i .
'-" ..t. i-iuyu fiuguuu ai
tnelr h""ie on the Jefferson High-
-oj cniei tamed the Choir of the
"wbyteiian Church, their families
nl friinds With 111 1 .d.innn.l
?enuim picnic Wednesday evening!
...; kums oegan arriving at about
"11IJIK, anil nmnnnH thnmaaTuoo -fnf
1 time with eames. himn-thn-rnnn. hit
Pup and so on until the ten fat
icken thnt hA k :
tin,. " UCCH lljflll IllCail-
nme were cooked. Dinner then being
... - h"cai3 icjjuueu 10 a oijf
e Piled high with sandwiches,
vncii PnnlriAo !,. -.-.J .!...
. "I number to great to men
Ii ami nrocnniin n i , ji
at JIS,lce The blessing for the
. us ash-ea by Dr. Gregory.
tt,A. , - "" repast me guests, or
"ose Who wnrn M :J..l.j :
Bfram ""'Hi "iuuikcu ill more
"" "f a rollicking nature, until
't in, The benches were
inen .. ,.i ... .. . """ "s.s
and n . l0Retner " semi-circlej
bv .v, . ' ,rmtc music was rendered ,
- ...v i nora f'i..u -. !.- i t. ....
mi. "".u "i me cnurcn wnn
in I ,' m thni kcPt the (?uests
"' applause for several
utiriiif A A..
cnt T. MV 4uiy"ive were pres-
.. 1 LTU05ti rlonotml nl.mif
rranv f,Qrt hav'B expressed their!
were .. ranKS ac Muskogee
Iwhen v ii mnt0 ""fusion last week
Ithe fifVtl 7' nesf10. walked into
of the 1 . Arcn Sheets, secretary
IS for Unt e,lection to!, and'fil-
l0 countv tn it. t l..
I1 ticket nepuou-
Below Sale Prices
With a light expense and selling for cash, we are now
offering you merchandise cheaper than you can find
it elsewhere in Bryan County. For the next few
days we are making some
on staples that every family needs
GET OUR PRICES BEFORE YOU BUY
mjm. w . -- w- t: rzr-. T mM
p ys rN x
We sell for cash and save you money
II. II. UNION'S HEAD SAY THE
WORKERS GOT DOUBLE CROSS
Charges that wage cuts were "clev
erly handed down by the railroad
lobor board, unserving for the roads
on anti-strike machine," were made
by B. M. Jewell, head of the rail
road unions affiliated with the
American Federation of Labor.
.leu ell holds the opinion that the
roads are "seeking to force n strike
and thnt the board will do nothing to
interfere with it.
He said the board, consciously or
unconsciously, had cut wages in such
a way that tho roads are left with nn
organization to combat the men who
protest with a strike.
"Though nine unions affiliated with
the Ameriian Federation of Labor
voteto stiike." he said, "the roads
will still hac left thie who man the
train"., telegiuphcr-. and the foremen,
assistant foremen. "-upervUiirs nnd
inspecttiis in the mechanical depart
ments "Hen- they Ii.'im- pre eied, by not
cutting tin- pay if tin"..- "men. tho
nuilrii- of tin .uiti-tiil.f machine
with whi h to fight tin- -Inkers. It
-ei ni to lme been vi cleveily nr-
atigi'd. The teleiriii'dn i-' can1 has
not been 1 1 jhimiI of and probably
will not until the n- whether we will
i all our strike."
FORMER lll'RANT MAN HEADS
OKLAHOMA CITY SCHOOLS
A. C. Parsons, first head of the
department of education at South
eastern State Teacher's College, was
last week elected superintendent of
the Oklahoma City public schools.
When elected, he held the position of
Professor of secondary education at
the Univer.-ity of Oklahoma. Mr.
Parsons. wo elected following the
resignation of I. II Whiteford. sup
erintendent at that plan for the past
three years. The position pays a
salary of $7500 u year.
The Church of God is holding a re
vival service every night in a large
tent at Mulberry and East Fourth
.stieet. Rev. T. A. Jones, evangelist,
is in charge of the meetings.
Mr. C. Allen Hill and Miss Jose
phine Hickman were married last
Thursday afternoon at the home of
the bride's mother, Mrs. L. A. Hick
man. 623 North Fifth avenue. After
the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Hill left
at once for a wedding trip after which
they will reside with the bride's
Mrs. Hill has lived here four years.
She attended the State Teachers Col
lege nnd afterward the Texas Chris
tian University in Texas. She has a
wide circle of friends.
Mr. Hill is the eldest son of Mrs.
T. A. Hill, 810 West Evergreen street.
He has grown to manhood in Durant
and stanjls in high regard. He is cm
ployed by the Consumers Light and
DURANT MARKSMEN AGAIN
WIN N. G. RIFLE CONTEST
Durant'.s company E. 180th infan
try. Oklahoma national guard, won
the rifle content over the Konowa
and Ardmore guard rifle teams at
Ardmore Sunday. The Durunt rifle
men easily took first place, while
Ardmore and Konowa fought it out
for second jilace. The scores were Du
rane, 030, Konowa 544 and Ardmore
542. The men who make up the Du
rant rifle team are: Sammons. Pet
ers. Brutton and Martin.
In the individual shooting matches
Sammons of Company E, won first
place, with 1G9 points out of a possi
ble 200. Peters. Durant, took second
place, with 161, and Houk. headquar
ters company, was third, with 159.