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Tne Dpbant Wpfkly News
FRIDAY. JUNE 23
CEPn SHOEMAKE FOR
that consolidation whore justifablci
longer tcun.4, and buttur teachers is
the only way to attain the best
schools, and thnt none of this ix too
Kood for the boy.s and girls of Bryan
County. If nominated and elected,
he his ambition to see that
With this issue appear? the an
nouncement of Ceph Shoeinake of
Bryan County for Superintendent of
Education, subject to the action of.it will
the Democratic Primary August 1st. .every section of the county, town and
Ceph Shocmnke was bom in.tural, get the practical benefit of
Chickasaw County, Mississippi on 'every effort that he can make for the
December 23rd. 1887 and moved with . betterment of the public schools.
bis parents to near Ilennington in While he does not feel that the school
what was then Illuc County, Indian Uy.stem of Bryan County will go to
Territory, where he has continuously! the eternal "bow wows" if he fails
lived except some years spent away to be elected, yet he does feel that
from home at school, he having re-1 his own qualifications for the rf
eeived his education in the public i fice and experience in the common
chools of Bryan county, the South- schools of the county and the County
eastorn iSormal, and Valpanso Uni-, Superintendent's office makes him the
crsity of Indiana, and practically most available man in the race and
two years in the army service in both ' he promises by Intelligent perfor
this country and in France during, mantc of duty, to repay his support
the late war. , ers with good schools of Bryan
Mr. Shoemakc is a Thirty Second if" he be nominated and elected for
HARRY ZACK ANI MAT
IMIACKKN BOTH HELD
'ourth .Man Arrested On Means Mur
der C.T-e Brought in Friday
i the murderers by Governor Rob
, ,,n will go to the county as a sher
, ' annot claim reward for capturing
t . perpetrator of a crime in his own
Degree Mason, and active member of
tho Bennington Blue Lodge.
In 1920 Mr. Shoemakc was married
to Miss Ora Belle Shockley of Dan
ville. Arkansas, who since that time
has assisted him in teaching in tho
public schools in Eastern Bryan Coun
ty, where both havo won enviable
reputation as capable and success
Mr. Shoemakc responded to the call
Immediately after the breaking out
of the war, resigning from his school
at that time and entering training
camps where after three months he
was commissioner Second Lieutenant
f the 345th Infantry of the 87th
Division, being promoted to First
Lieutenant, just prior to going to
France. Since his discharge from
the service he has been active in
the organization of tho American
Legion, and is now commander of tho
Soy Roper Post of Bennington. Ok
lahoma. Born of an old line Democratic fam
ily in the old Democratic state of
Mississippi, his democracy is born
and bred, not adopted, and he has al
ways been active in matters political
in this section of the country and is
now chairman of the Democratic Com
mittee for the North Ward of Ben
nington, In addition to having taught school
in the public schools of Bryan County
for at least six years, Mr. Shoemake
has found time to improve a small
farm near Bennington and do oine
farming, and is now a member of the
Farm Labor Union of Bryan County
and hns received their indorsement
In his candidacy for the office of
Previous to going into the Military
service, and during the incumbrancy
of the office of County Stiperintcn
dant by Professor R. K. Mcintosh, he
aorved two years as clerk to the
County Superintendent nnd this ex
perience in the office, coupled with
his years of teaching in tho public
schools singularly qualifies him for
the office he is seeking, as it has giv
en him the experience necessary to
learn the technical duties of that of
fice, and his .school woik has inform
ed him of the pineticul need of the
public schools of Iliyan County. If
elected Supeiintendent. he advises U's
that he will insist upon a school of
at least eight month anil nine wlieie
practicable; that schools begin as
nearly as possible at the same time
each year, with all courses of study
to be ligidly followed. He believes
It to be especially de-iiable, where
pupils mow fiom one District to an
other on m-cutini of tenant fanners
changing fiom urn- fiitm to auo'her. '
cnnbling the pupils to t.iKe ui their
woik where left off i hunt nltciing'
the dieiplinn of Ihe .,-h,i0l or ns. (f
benefit to the pupil.
He favors the consolidation or ru-
rui si-iioois wnen possum- and prac
ticable, owing to the conditions uf
the lo.ids and the qm-tioii of tvins
poitation of pupils, believing a, h0
does that the step fmin the eighth
grade in the rural schools to the High
school and other institution! of learn
ing is too great, but by consolida
tion the extension of gi ailed work can
be made so that the rural pupil will
bo in position to take on the uninter
rupted coui.se of higiier education.
Just as the better equipped pupil does
at the present time. He realizes,
O. I). HAI.SEI.L MAKES
It has been called to my attention
thnt J. C. Walton, the non-partisan
league candidate for Governor, is go
ing about the state urging in his
speeches Hint his followers boycott
the goodj sold by the Williomson
Ilalscll Grocery Company because I
am a friend and political supporter
of another candidate for Governor.
In order that the company in ques
tion may not be held responsible for
my personal activities or injured by
the vicious attacks of this self-seeking
demagogue, I desire to state that
I am in no way connected with the
Williamson-Halsell Company, nor
am I a stockholder hereof.
As a patriotic Americtn citizen, I
feel that it is the free and inalien
able right of every man or woman
to support tho candidate or candi
dates whom ho so desires. That is
the spirit of democracy, and one of
the bulwarks of this republic.
As to the man who so shame
lessly seeks to blackguard me. I can
only say that neither the loss of busi
ness nor of life itself could ever
intimidate me into supporting any
man masquerading under the cloak
of the democratic party while seek
ing to deliver this state into the
hands of a gang of job-hungry nnd
cheap politicians. I am surprised
that the ogre of sovictism should
have reared its head so soon, but
now that the beast has shown its
fangs I certainly shall not show the
O. D. HALSEL.
Sheriff Taylor arrived home Friday
morning of last week from the oil
fields of central Oklahoma having in
custody one Mat Howard Bracken,
who is believed to have been impli
cated in the brutal murder of R. C.
Means near here on May 18th. Brack
en is n brother of J. II. Bracken, the
name found on a laundry mnrk which
had been torn from a bloody shirt, '
both shirt nnd mark being found in i
bushes near the scene of the killing.
He says he once lived at Galnsvillc '
but that his home is now in Shamrock,
Oklahoma. He was located and ar-'
rested in a dive at Bristow. He has '
seived time in the Missouri poniten-i
tiary for forgeiy and at McAlesterj
for burglary. Sheriff Taylor says.)
Bracken told a story of his where-1
abouts at the time of the killing but
his stories do not match, officers say. ;
Last Saturday was the day sched-j
uled for the preliminary hearing of;
Harry and Norbert Zack of Dallas,!
being held in the county jail in con-'
nectton with the killing. The State
dismissed the case as to Norbert
Zack who was released from custody
The preliminary hearings of Harry
Zack and Mat Bracken will be held
here June 30.
Both Harrv Zack and Mat Brack
en disclaim acquaintance with each
other. Bracken claims to have been
working on a Dine line at the time nf
the killing. Other than putting up
alibis both men are close mouthed,
but officers believe they are success
fully wcavinc a net of cirrnmotnn-
tial evidence around them.
In the event of the conviction nf
either of the men the reward offered
I I rilER SMITH HELD TOR
KILLING OF HARRISON
A plan for adjusting the entire ex
ternal debt of the Mexican govern
ment, the national railways debt of
that country, and certain so-called
international debts held largely out
sode of Mexico, has been agreed on
by the international committee of
bankers of Mexico and Adolfo do la
Huertn. the finance minister covers
securities with a face value exceed
ing $500 000.000 in gold, on which
the interest in an ears approximates
' ither Smith, negro, after prclimi-
. hearing at Caddo last Thursday
, bound over to district court on
i I'inler charge and bond fixed at
1 no. Smith shot Buster Harrison
her negro twice with a shot gun
ral days ago, the wounded negro
y later in the week.
tin state put on testimony showing
Luther Smith and hi.- brother.
Smith, both laid in wait near
mi's house, and when Harrison
out about daylight. Luther
li shot him with a shotgun.
( . 'inty Attorney Victor Phillips
i vanley Williams represented the
while the Smith boy.s were rep
nted by Walter J. Turnbull.
'..'her Smith has been in pail since
-hooting, though Sam Smith was
arrested until last week. All the
i' us and witnesses are negroes,
I live in the Turnbull neighbor-
BRYAN COUNTY SINGING
CONVENTION AT OLD CHURCH
The Bryan county singing conven
i tinn will meet at Old Church Friday
'night, July 21st, and will continue in
session at the customary hours
throughout the week end.
An invitation to attend and take
' part in the services of this meet of
the convention is extended to every
one and especially are the classes
urged to send delegates and class
Dinner will be served Sunday at
the various conveyances and you are
i urged to bring luncheon and sing
'thioughout the day.
, Signed: JOSEPH K. LIGHTFOOT,
ELMORE RUNNELS. Sec.
, THE COUNCIL Sq
. The conferring of the Council W,. 1
Arch Masons, which was to have iKf 1
flone tiprp Mnnrlnv mt,l. i... .. D-il
man degree team, was postponed 1
til June 31. Thl. .;i 1 "M ".;:
nwlnf in thu finf fVifi. ..!- GkXl
of Royal Arch Masons desired1? "I
into the class, and had not had '1
onnortunity. Anv sncJi ot,..u J
municate at once with J. c ShST
recorder. Durant, Oklahoma. '
We are admonished to love o
neighbors, but that .Inner,', "
ily mean going on his note at X 1
bank. " I
i A compromise between republican
; senators in their controversy over
, procedure with the soldiers' bonus
.bill by which it would be given sen
, ate right-of-way after disposal of
j the tariff bill was reported last week
to have been reached.
WILSON IS BETTER
hornier President Wilson, who re
tirnl from the White House in March
L'Jl almost a physical wreck is re
Ioi ted this week as having almost re
gained his normal health and strength.
DR. W. M. K. CHATTLB
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
Office over Kimbriel'a Drug Stow
House Phone 719-J
Office Phcne 929
lOVnc Per Pound
STEWART MILL &
Insurance is tho only way to
North First Ave.
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"i . i WtlVilil
niorniB more or less severe
are still exacting their tolls .Saves tiresome
from cities ami towns in suite and increases
... . .- .
ui uie iaci inai April is no
lsfc Any Traveler
benefits of a
New York suffered last Sun
day. Tho papers toll us that It
was the first of its kind that
has ever struck that place.
Your town may be next! !
Insure NOW not tomorrow
-It might be too lato.
'A RATES VKRY LOW
Salmon & Gihtrap
Phcaa 88 120 N. Thlri
Recommended for Commercial
Travelers, Druggists. Minis
ters and Teachers.
Seo one demonstrated.
E. M. EVANS, Dealer
114 North Third
WORK HAS ITS REWARD
Every hard working person that you chance to see,
let that work be what it ma.v knows that he will re
ceive his reward for so doini;.
Its the same way with we folks who live here in
grand old Bryan County.
We work hard, believing that from our efforts a
new Bryan County will aris.
fact is our efforts are already being rewarded.
Commercial National Bank
"Service Thnt Really Serves."
You can turn to the financial Section of any
paper and find that this Is the general tone of
Conditions in the Hast are loosening up con
siderably, due to an increased demand for raw
products which all means tint business over the
country in general is on the up-grade at a good
rate of speed.
We believe that Bryan County has more than
proved its worthiness to the title "Banner
County of the State" for the way she has weath
ered the storm of depression that is now passing.
Its not every Countv thnt can do it, and we think
that our fanners and business men should re
joice when they think of it
Its like the old saving, "United We Stand; Di
vided we Fall."
We believe in co-operation.
DURANT NATIONAL BANK
Resources oer 81,500,000
CITY TRANSFER COMPANY
LONG DISTANCE HAUUHO
8UDDEN BAGGAGE BERVira
MEN SAVE MONEY
Have last Season's Straw Hat
Cleaned and blocked
-save the price of a
Legion Hat Works
42 West Main 'Phone 67
a 88Kb J6s"t .y lt
R. 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.
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