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The Durant Weekly News
Uy R -M EVANS
nterrd aa necnnd-cUtit mall mailer at tht
aatofflr at Durant. Oklahoma, under Aet
tl Oonfrtit of March 3, 1879.
Prtllihed erery Friday at 114 North Third
.ianne, Durant, Oklahoma.
TEEMS OF SUBSCRIPTION
(In Flrit and Second Postal Zonta
fit Year 11.00
fix Months .(0
No inbacrlptlon taken (or leu than one
.flat to polnta beyond first two pnatal lonea
a to aucn points tne annual rales are:
Hone Three ...................... $1.35
Cane Four ....................... 1.60
icon Fir . ... 1.75
Ken Biz ......... . 3.00
Con 8?en ...................... 3.35
Foreign Advertising Representative
",K AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION
FRIDAY. JUNE 23, IJiL'U
THE JOY OF KNOWINO
We heard recently of an old lady
who spends many evenings with a
newspaper, an encyclopedia and an at
las. On inquiry the old lady said she
was educating herself in this manner
and that she had no other way of
finding out what she did not know.
When she reads an item in a newspa
per concerning a section of the world
of which she is ignorant, she consults
her atlas and then her encyclopedia.
The old lady has lived long enough
to know that the only way to know
ledge involves some inconvenience,
some efforts, and no matter if she is
an old lady, she wants to learn some
thing. A great many persons do not want
to be troubled about such matters. In
reading a book or newspaper they fol
io, the easy way of passing over
names, words and references about
which they know nothing. It requires
an effort to get up and pull down the
dictionary, a map or some reference
book, and the matter is allowed to
A vast fund of information, useful
knowledge, is built up through steady
effort of years. The effort may be
come a habit, a habit as useful as the
regular saving of money. Many men
have advanced steadily through the
practice of such habits, while others
Tiave lost just as steadily through the
feeling. "Oh, it doesn't amount to
much, after all."
Knowledge often has earning pow
er but the learned person is recog
nized as such. Knowing a lot gets one
little except the sheer joy that comes
from the knowledge that one knows.
Try the old lady's plan.
Women motorists are as good driv
ers as men, or better, according to the
testimony of a judge of the Brooklyn.
N. Y.. traffic court. He says that of
all the thousands of traffic violators
brought into hi court each year, less
than one per cent are women.
In former days, when engine trouble
and tire trouble were inevitable and
of frequent occurence and garages and
gas stations were far apart, driving
a car was perhaps less a woman's
job than a man's. The perfected me
chanism of the motor car of today has
changed this. There is no reason why
any woman of fair brains and poise
should not drive an automobile just
as easily as she operates a baby car
riage, and many do.
The next time father starts with,
"Anything hut a woman driving."
mother should quote the figure-! given
by the Brooklyn judge and ask him
whether it ii his men friend of his
women friends thai git -into smn-.li-ups
oftener or appear mote frequently
in the traffic mint, or an- warned
Modern thinkers are agreed that a
hobby is a good thing, in more wav.s
than one. A hobby is to he encourag-M
ed, in fact. A man with a hobby is I
usually Impny, u-unlly harniU'.-.. and '
"often a real benefactor to his com-i
munity and to bis generation
lloiiliie.-. not inlrccpienlly ns-ume ai
scientific or at least a iiuni i-ien-'
tific form. Happy i the man who is'
an amateur botanist, or an amateur ! I"' 1
anything else, which brings him into i rMlfflS
Kindly contact wild nature,
TaJ.;3 jt l,y uml large, tlic world is
much better off for hobbies than it
would be without them. Even in the
tolerant and half-pitying smile be
stowed on the hobbyist there is recog
nition that has bobby 'is harmless.
But in nine hundred and ninety-nine
cases out of a thousand, the hobby is
a positive benefit. ,
Almost always it is n health pre-
server, and. more times than it gets
credit for. it has proved a life preserver.
TnEDuRANT Weekly Nhws
Is marbles to develop into an or
ganized national sport." with regular
Tom Sawyer anrf Huck Finn would
have opened their mouths at the
great match of Pershing Field. Jersey
City, the other day. when in the
proence of 3.00U juvenile fans nnd
with motion-picture cameras record
ing the historic event, "Buster" Reach.
14 years old, the local champion, de
feated Michael Trelano. also 14, the
Fathers whose marble- shooting
days are in the long ago may yet un-j
derstand the thrill which ran through;
the crowd when the victor's last shot.j
M'nt from his knee, hit his opponent's
marble at a distance of fifteen feet.'
No Babe Ruther's homer ever beat
that exhibition of supreme mastery! '
HOME AND HARD TIMES j
How many miles did you travel last
year on railroads? The average was
.'!" miles for each American. That
was yo miles les than year before.
"You explain it by high passenger'
rates ? There were other causes. The
causes really are the manifestations
of the tendency of people to cling,
closer to home during hard times.
When money is flush, everybody
wants to travel. i
THE NEW ART
While Fome of us are brooding over
our financial problems, lighthearted
independent artists are exhibiting1
their paintings In New York. They
call themselves psycho-plastics and
"The att of the invisibilits is an
art. appealing not to separate sense
organs but to the residue of undif
ferentiated sensitivity, that is to say.
their are is synaesthetic."
Now, what do you think of that?
Some of us think we have a hard!
time raising money for the grocer and!
the landlord, but what if we had to
add an understanding and application
of psycho-plastic art to our burden? j
DRESSING A GIRL j
A fashion magazine declared the
other day that it costs $2o() a year to
dress a girl properly..
Whereupon the Arkansas Gazette
exclaimed, "For goodness sake, give
one of them $2.")0! It would be worth
it to see one them dressed proper
The former crown prince has an
nounced as a candidate for president
of the German republic. All we've got
to say is that if he is elected the Ger
mans should be made to pay the cost
of the war to the last penny.
Clarence II. De Mar, who recently
won the American Marathon race at
the age of 34. says his victory was
due to prayer.
Before the race he knelt and pray
ed for a return of the strength and
endurance that won him his first
M irathoti rate in 1911.
In his 1122 long distance race De
Mar lost four pounds. The home
! etch was agony. But he seys he
f- t himself pushed along by the pow
, .f hi-? answered prayer.
1 'layer gave De Mar faith.
ith faith, you can overcome any
o -ade. Without it, you are doom
e i 'o failure.
T-ii" true, whether the faith is in
.r-elf or outside influence.
This new radio invention is a great
tin' ir. but it may put some dull
preachers out of business. Some of
u. uill not want to go to church and
li-'-n to a tiresome wind jammer
w,- n we can stay at home and adjust
the machine and hear one of the
gr- atest preachers in the country-
I' begins to look as if the allies
th' 'light we were paying them to let
u win the war.
cp; the man who gives a promise
ought to keep it.
A woman got n verdict for one dol
lar in a breach of promise suit, which
is just about what a man who jilts a
woman is worth.
Let us hope that Germany doesn't
find out that we have reduced our
army to 70,000 men.
Here is a rule that doesn't always
work both ways: Whin a fellow
boasts of his kin folks they seldom
boast of him.
BUYI.O STORE OPENED
The Buylo Store, owned by Mes
dames M. C. Mhoon and W. W. Jeter,
opened for business on Main street
near First Saturday, as auvertiseo.
Thla i one of those cash and carry
.-tores, where everything is tagged,
and wheie purchasers wait upon tliem
selves and pay the cashier as they
FRIDAY. JUNE 123 ir... 1
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STORE EMPLOYEES PICNIC
Monday evening the employees of
the local Perkins Brothers store en
joyed a swimming party and picnic
supper on Caddo creek a few miles
from town, some ten automobiles be
ing needed to transport the folks and
the picnic equipment. There were
thirty-five people in the party and
all were talking about their splendid
time the following day.
VICTOR PHILLIPS ANNOl
This paper is authorized to .
nounce that Victor C. Phim "
ent county attorney of Bryan '
is n candidate for representative fr
uiyun i-uumy vo me legislature. .
ject to the Democratic Primary w
ust 1. and his name appears in
iiiiuouiiceiiieut. column this week
Mr. Phillips has been a resident t
Durant for a great many years H
was successful at the practice of W
and is serving his second term
county attorney. Mr. Phillips had oV
cided to retire from public office af
ter expiration of this term a, t.oun,"
attorney, but has been ImnnM, . .'
friends to become a candidate for tk
1 legislature and has accepted the i
Later on Mr. Phillips wishes to
make a statement through these col
umns to the Democratic voters of
The National Life Insurance Com
pany of Montpcrlier. Vt.. has been
conducting a school here this week
for its several agents in southeastern
Oklahoma. The instruction is beine
given by an expert from the head
off ire. .1. Hpnrv .Tnlincnn ...
i manager for the comnanv. U in ...
June Stock Adjustment Three piece
To adjust our stocks we are making extreme price concessions on hundreds of Hart
Schat 'fner & Marx and Styleplus finest three piece Suits.
If you ever had anything to do with a retail store you know that a mouth of heavy selling will deplete certain
stocks you reorder if you can some lines or patterns you want to discontinue but the wise merchant dis
poses of all broken lines on any basis he can. Thats whats happened here. We've taken all the three piece
suits we have from broken lots and put them in three groups. There are hundreds of them in the newest and
best styles The finest clothes we sell sizes for every man, the prices are far below what they should be. Its a
windfall if you need clothes--its a chance to get good clothes at the price of cheaper makes its an opportuni
ty to be taken advantage of.
HERE THEY ARE America's Finest Suits grouped in three prices that will
clean them out. Don't overlook this bet.
This lot is comprised of over sixty
suits taken from all our line up to $3!5.
Are all strictly all wool, are well made,
but are one suit of a lot. Sizes are
complete as a whole Si to 12 -Big val
ues in sizes Ii7, 38 and :i'.i. Many of them
are worsteds; If you find your ize you'll
find suits worth twice the price we're
asking. They'll be the first to go.
Here is the biggest line we show. Here
goes our famous $33 and $30 lines.
Suits tailored by Hart Schaffner &
Marx and by Styleplu. All wool wors
teds, stylish young men's modeh. Com
plete range of sizes in stouts, stubs and
regulars. At their old prices people
wondered how we sold them so reason
ableat these prices a knockout. Come,
These are America's finest clothes,
formerly selling at $43. $48 up to $37.
Tailored by Hart Schaffner & Marx and
other makers of national reputatjon.
Fine imported tweeds and worsteds
long service suits that this store is
famous for. A full range of sizes in
model for old and young. Some are
silk lined, some are quarter lined and
others full lined.
$21 $29 $35 $35 $39 $43 $43 $48 $53 $57
ALTERATIONS WILL BE MADE FREE OF CHARGE
BY A SKILLED TAILOR RIGHT HERE IN THE STORE
SALE STARTS FRIDAY
TIN CAN TOURISTS
The automobile, aided by the public
parks offered for camping places, is
converting a considerable number of
Americans to tho gypsy style of liv
ing. The report comes from many
sections of public parks which furnish
?ree water supplies, also stoves on
which to cook, for the use of an au
The tourist has every facility for
"living, it is said that near some of
.the larger towns on the more popular
lines of travel the tourists have be
come so numerous that they have or
ganized municipal governments, may
ors and boards of aldermen.
' When it begins to get warm in tho
"" north, the tourists start south, and
when warm weather comes in the
south the tourists start north. Trav
el by auto is inexpensive and can be
made very pleasant, and more people
are taking to the road every season.
m X M:; mi 'assaEsa
The Best Apparel Under the Sun
at the Most Reasonable Prices
All of us pretend to love Uncle
Sam, but how do we hate for him to
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