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The Durant Weekly News
IXRMER IS BADLY
HURT v a tiutiT
j riinnican Sustains Serious Knife
"3-Ea IPcr Delng Held
IVndiiif! ivcsuu ui Tuunua.
. .t ...tn1f nf wVinf. Ronniq tn hnvn
Jn a drunken brawl growing out of
lllCid poker gnme in room 14 of
"Zr House, on South Thiid
e '. about 3:30 o'clock Thursday
ncm' , .in ty. ii.
ST'lio'pitnl with serious knife
l.HJ in 'the county jail to await
,hi Vilt f Flannigan's wountK
Rith nu'ii air iiiiia ''h v" "
nvhi'-i "'l ,th hnvc milies.
"I. r ..e l.lin .Tim Kelrsev and
flffu'i'r (ienrge Tomlin answered the
'. .. I Vinw fnnnH n hroken
fkiir and pools of blood in room 14,
,m! rlannigan, badly wounded, lying
" ii i.r,u ctrnnt. some distance
toni tlii- house, and farther search
JKffiW'l 1'U IXJJJUl- uu ocimiu
llUt. .. ... ..... .,4
The of fleers, wlin tuuiuy niiuiuc;
Phillip, and Mayor Frost, were sift
& tin- matter to tho bottom Thurs
av morning and the officers' belief
is that a poker game was in progress,
that liper and Flannigan and others
re drinking and gambling in room
u of the Dvcr House, when n dis
pute arose which led, to the fight in
rtich Flannigan was cut. Who else
'u believed to have participated in the
lunpo-cd game officers did not say.
lot they have their suspicions and
m following them up.
Should Flannigan die of his wounds
tor will doubtless be charged with
murder, and should he recover, the
tounty attorney will file a charge of
isauit to murder.
At the time this item was prepared
it was thought Flannigan would
rOKMEIl GOVERNOR TRUCE
11EKK UIT1UUCK ZS111
Fnminr finvernor Leo Cruce has
coiwntcd to make a lot of speeches
our tin- State in behalf of the Dem-
cratic State ticket, according to an
nouncement today from State head-qsai'er-
Governor Cruce will lie in
Djrant on October 2t?th nnd will
sneak a' 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
A? 'h" 2'li comes on Saturday it is
ex'v 'id that an immense crowd will
turn n'ji t hear Oklahoma's second
Go' inir, who is well known in the
STILL ANOTHER POM..
P. I,. Vuirny, who lives below Co
lon .in the new highway, and whom
e Know as "Uncle Bob" Murray
hero n Hinnnt, rives us the result of
poll on the Governor s race which
re aj ho himself took on a Knty
train between Denison nnd JlcAI
ttrr Me says ho questioned every
perMin eettinir on and off the train
leHvcMn tho'e points and that he
found 27 men and one woman propos
es tn vote for Walton nnd that he
found 88 men who said they were
dins to vote for Fields.
FOR GOVERNOR SPEAKS.
John Fields Drew Good Crowd on the
Court House Lawn Wednesday
John. Fields, Republican candidate
for Governor of Oklahoma, spoke
here Wednesday night at 8 o'clock
on the lawn of the court house, where
he was greeted by a surprisingly
Inrge crowd, in view of the cool eve
ning. Mr. Fields spoke at length on
the issues of the day and endeavored
to show his hearers why they should
support him for Governor at the gen
eral election November 7th.
In the automobile party accom
panying Mr. Fieldi were Judge Kel
ley of Madill, candidate for district
judge; Dr. McWilliams of Miami, can
didate for corporation commissioner,
nnd Mr. Paige, candidate for state
The party spent the day in Durant
visiting among the business people
of the city.
UT1CA FARMER GETS TOP
PRICE FOR HIS COTTON.
A. T. Patterson of Utica Tuesday
received the highest price received
for cotton on the local market in
some time. It vas a bale of Acala
long staple cotton, for which Mr. Pat
terson received 22 1-4 cents per
pound. Common cotton sold on the
market at from 20 1-2 to 21 1-2
;ents. Mr. Patterson had 25 acres of
Acala cotton this year, on which he
made five bales. He received a pre
mium for every bale he sold on the
local market. This is only one of the
numerous examples of the advan
tages of long staple cotton raised in
'his county. It makes just as good a
yield as any cotton and brings a bet
METHODIST WOMEN TO
HOLD A FLOWER SHOW.
DURANT, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1922
FOR NEW CHURCH
The Women's Missionary Society
if the Methodist Church is to hold an
innual flower show here October 19,
10 nnd 21, at which prizes ranging
from CO cents to $1.50 will be offered
for the best exhibits. The articles to
e shown include many varieties of
flowers and pot plants, cake, bread,
lies, candies nnd needle work. Many
women are showing an interest in the
'nrthcominjr show and splendid "ex
'libits are expected.
UNDER .MARTIAL LAW,
MRS. FITE SPEAKS HERE.
The announcement is made that
Mrs. U ,F. Fite. a well known Dem-
tra'ic worker, will deliver an address
Wre Fridnv afternoon nt tho court
lou'c at 3:30 o'clock. The purpose of
ine aiiclrcss is to interest the women
in the Democratic party. Mrs. Fite
i mi chairman of the Democratic
S'a'e Central Committee and is tour
aipr this part of the State in the in
terest nf the ticket. She sneaks nlso
t r-idiln at 7.30 p. m. Fridny, nnd on
Sat'Tdny she spenks nt Bennington
at 3 p. m. and at Bokchito at 7:30
TERRELL WINS AGAIN.
'i"I was received here Thursday
noon t '--it the fine Duroc-.Torcy boar
of r. ('. Terrell was awarded first
jip'1. m ti, s.-cnjor yearling class at
tr T -a State Fair at Dallas Wed-
Ti n ell's boar competed with
a"' Mio for the grand rhamnion-N-.i'i
'I.,, vinner goin? to the Texas
' ' " (-. ay that tkc -)ccla nn
ri n lmv ,.jntr jn a jjifj niajor-
' .""i the Durant bmr for
J' -n ion, nnd that the judge''
' oi-i'irr the Texas hog was
' '' hisses.
1 i.'hpr inizps weio won b"
'"' "''wing-i, details of which
i.l ) r.von next week.
OKLM'OMA CITY COLLEGE
U Ol'THEASTERN, OCT. 13Tn
Tin. -tudcnts nnd supporters of
mhenstern Teachers College will
We tlu.ir first opportunity to see
l"Hr tt .'im In lAM r.-1-l t
... " tii;tiuii uu j'nuuy ui
'"' ick when the eleven, called the
G0ID rmnc rti.1.1. m...
r n jw, iuiii uniauuiuu vviiy
Ullrgf. uill nl... !.- o .
p.; "" l"- oavaura ui
Ir . -"-hi on region riem. xne
eani and the Savages are cxpect
1 "put out" all they have on that
'")' fruiMi nu i iii i
I -j .. iji.ii ia capucuiuy nnxioua
tt "us game, ana Pep LarJcr,
""lOurrhtiw Ti -,i il
Stcdf. I """". urges an inc
tern and suPPrter3 of Southcas-
to H'e the game and give all the
"pport you can to the team.
Ari-n u n.i". . ... . ....
in i, , , '" nmomia tiled a petltlin,
Ijj, 'uptcy lat week, givlnt M.1
hv ,nt S301,R.10 332J12IW).10.1
rPP , " borrowed 8100 in 107 of 10
0- ' Per month interest. Tlia".s.
f'-d t v m' tlle credttors would bo
si i',00 t!le bankrupt settle ut
' cents on the dollar.
"Martial law will be maintained in
Denison indefinitely and a sufficient
force will be maintained to enforce "it;
t cannot say at this time when mar
tial law will be lifted." Governor Neff
ieclarcd there Monday, af'er a sur
vey nf local railroad shop strike conditions.
AFTER THE PREMIER.
They are after the goat of David
Lloyd-George, British Premier, it
seems. Five million workers of the
joint trades council are demanding
that he resign his post and face the
Methodist Men and Women Show
f heir Energy by Clearing Away
Debris Dinner on Ground.
The Methodist people of Durant
are entitled to their new church
building, and if they continue to dis
play the same energy nnd will to get
it as they displayed Thursday, they
will get it and on time. too.
In response to a call for workers
sent out by the pastor, Rev. J. G.
Miller, some forty men responded at
8 o clock Thursday morning, repre
senting bankers, lawyers, merchants,
preachers, farmers and laborers, and
got busy cleaning off the debris from
the fire n year ago, preparatory to
getting the site ready for tho new
church home. Some score of the good
women of the church likewise put in
their appearance and prepared and
5crved to the workers nn excellent
dinner on the ground. Forty men
can accomplish a lo,t in a day and the
site begins to look like something in
stead of a pile of debris today.
One of the men of the church
found himself unable to help with the
work on account of the press of his
private affairs, but as a substitute
sent his check for J8.30. If all the
men of the church who did not np
pcar for work had done as much, ac
cording to Rev. Miller, a consider
ably enlarged building fund would be
Work on the new church will com
mence immediately after the pastor
returns from conference November
15th. According to the announce
ment made today, there will be "no
contract, but the construction will Jjo
begun on plans nlready accepted, as
drawn by Architect Jewell Hicks, and
the construction will be supervised by
Mr. Hicns, the work being paid for
as It progresses.
The plans call for a magnificent
structure to cost more than $100,000,
which, when finished, will be among
tho Southwcst's finest houses of wor
ship. KATY NIGHT TRAINS
TO CAPITAL RUNNING.
MAKING NEW TOP
ON OLD PAVING
STATE TO VOTE UPON
SOLDIER BONUS NOV. 7.
Travelers Between Here and Okla
homa City Can Now Connect.
City Doing Work With Own Machin
ery Under .Direction of Water
, The work of resurfacing the dilap
idated paving on North Second ave
nue, between Evergreen and Pine
streets, is now in progress under the
supervision of Wnter Superintendent
. H. Pcrkinson, who hopes to pro
duce a brand new paved street out of
the mess that once was navinp. Tho
work is being done by the city with
its own machinery and with local la-
Dor, oniy tne material used being im
ported. In sixty davs or less it ia
hoped to hnve the work completed,
when the street should boast of a
better paving than was originally
laid by the original contractors.
The first work done is the filling
of the holes with rock, followed by a
too of asphalt and later rolled with
pebbles. After this is comnleted he
will cover the entire surface with a
fine grade of "chat," followed by a
heavy coat of asphalt. Some who
have seen the street now are under
the belief that the work has been
completed when the holes are filled
up, but that is merely preliminary
and only the starting.
Tho pavement was laid some ten
years ago by a paving firm known as
Swateck & Parker. The pavement
was worse than a joke and was worse
than worn out in a few years, and it
was a bitter pill for property owners
on the street to be obliged to con
tinue paying annual taxes on im
provements long worn out. Through
scmebody's official neglect, suit was
not brought on the contractors' main
tenance bond until it had expired, and
tho property owners were "stuck."
The street has been well nigh im
passible for years, so deep and num
erous iwere the holes in the alleged
pavement, and its resurfacing will be
a great benefit to the people living on
the street and to the public in general.
Proposal Is $50 for Every .Month's
Service to Be Paid by Tax
MAD DOG SCARE HERE
Small Cur Killed After Snauping Five
Children in West End.
The night trains on the M.. K. & T.
line between Oklahoma City and
Atoka, discontinued in July because
of the shop strike and restored to
service temporarily to accommodate
travel to the State Fair at Oklahoma
City, will continue to operate reju-,
larly as before the strike. ,
Tho M., K. & T. is making r.i.nid
recovery from the effects of the
strike and has now restored to serv
ice practically all passenger tr.iin
discontinued in July and is moving a
heavier volume of freight traffic than
was handled in October last year.
Katy shop forces have now been re
cruitcd to 90 per cent of normal, and
while it will, of course, take several
weeks to recover ground lost in the
maintenance of power and equiqment,
steady improvement in conditions' is.
certain from this time forward.
The west end of Durant had a mad
dog scare which caused a lot of ex
citement while it lasted Tuesday af
ternoon and was only ended .when of
ficers had chafed the animal over to
near the Junior High School and
killed him. The head was at once
sent to the state laboratories for ex
amination to determine whether or
not he was mad.
Tho dog, a small white cur, owned
by O. R. l-'owler. v.n first seen com
ing east on north side 6f Mam street
out about Seventeenth avenue. Run
ning through the front yards of the
district the animal snapped every
chi'd he came across, the victims re
ported being two small children of
J. R. Hannah, two children of E. W.
Stewart and .the baby of Dial Currin.
None of the children wore badly hurt.
Others may have been bitten, but if
so have not so reported.
The bill initiated by J. C. Walton,
Democratic candidate for Governor,
to pay every Oklahoma veteran, of
the World War n bonus of $50 for
crey month in service, has been ap
proved by Governor Robertson and
will go on the ballot to be voted ution
nt the general election November 7.
Mr. Wnlton filed petitions signed by
more than the required number of
voters to have the question placed up
on the ballot.
Tax on the gross earnings of all
public service corporations, banks,
loan and trust companies, and for
eign corporations, the latter based
on the business done in the state, is
a part of the means of supplying the
money to buy the bonds to be issued
, by the state in the proposed S50.00I)
000 soldier bonus. In addition to thin
it is provided that n direct annual tax
shall be made on the gross earnings
of all individuals, partnerships and
corporations producing oil, or the
pinnuf ncturc of its products, nnd nlso
on coal, lead, zinc, cement, gypsum
cement anu an oincr mineral re
sources of the state. It is provided
mat tne tax snail not exceed 10 mills
on the $1 for each $1 of gross earn
The amendment provides that ev
ery soldier or sailor in Oklahoma who
was inducted into service in the World
War between Annl (J. 1917. nnd No
vember 11, 1918, shall receive a bonus
of $50 a month for every month or
fraction of such service. This also in
cludes nurses. No one who has re
ceived a bonus in another state may
participate in the bonus provided for
under tne amenment.
A veterans' commission, consisting
of the nine members of tho supreme
court and three members of the enm
inal court of appeals, shall have to do
with the awarding of the bonus, this
to be done after application in n for
mal manner has been made by the ex-
TERRELL TO GET $8,000
FROM RAILWAY INJURY.
By the terms of n compromise be
tween Louis Terrell and the Frisco
railroad, made out of court Tuc-day
I Terrell is to reeeive S8.000 ns com
' penation for injuries received while
ruling on a Ithco tram nuout three
ypnr.-t ni'o. llie railroad company
, was eupiI by Terrell tor 5ri!,uui) dam
ages when both his legs were cut off
when he was thrown from n moving
Attorneys Uttcibacl: nnd MacDon
aid of Durant and Judge Terrell of
Dallas represented the plaintiff.
Given Opportunity For Under Prlri-
If.ni.r1 I.Vtlba I.. II..I.I Ul.. I
Mill Continue Schooling.
A great demnml will lm mi If
plans now under way are successful,
the plans calling for the organization
of a night school in this city, at which
instruction will be given three nights
n week if the demand is great enough
to warrant its establishment.
Ihere aro a largo number of folks
here who are ambitious to improve
meir conaiuon in me, nnd who real
ize their deficiency in some few
branches of training, yet who,
through necessity of earning their
living, are unable to continuo their
schooling. It is to help these people
to prepare themselves for better po
sitions that the night school is pro
posed. The plan is being supported by
civic organizations and there is not a
cent of profit to be made by anyone
out of the plan, for it is backed by a
bunch of fellows who really want to
help the less favored fellows to help
themselves to better things. It Is
proposed, naturally, to make a very
niall chargo to cover tho actual cost
Those interested in such an insti
tution should fill out the blank below,
clip it out of the paper and mail it to
the Chamber of Commerce.
! BALE TO THE ACRE.
I Tom Hightnwer of tho Ynrnnhy
neighborhood reports thn his cotton
is yielding him a bale to the ncre this
year, which he ascribes to the fad
that he used the calcium arsenate
poison sprny on the weevils early nnd
late. He says that the cotton which
he did not get to sprny is turning
nut only half as good as the other.
The Right Prices on All Fall Merchandise
at Whitaker's Department Store
In Our Men's and Boys' Department we can give you many
Boys' Caps with ear flaps 50c
Boys' heavy winter Union Suits, 65c and up to
BOYS' SUITS, $5.50 AND UP. A WATCH FREE
WITH EACH SUIT SOLD
Men's extra heavy, good quality Union Suits, one you have been paying
$1.75 for, now only $1.00
The Prices Are Right In Our Shoe Department.
We Ask You To Come In And Get Our Prices
Before you Buy Elsewhere
We still have the greatest stock of Ginghams, Outings, Percales in South
eastern Oklahoma prices 10c a yard and up
We cannot fail to call your attention to the greatest bargains in Children's
Coats we have ever sen prices $3.50, $4.50 and $6.50
NIGHT SCHOOL IS
TO BE ORGANIZED
DALLAS MAN TO SI'EAK
HERE ON KU KLUX KLAN.
Dr. John A. Tabors of Dallas will
ipeak in this city next Friday and
Saturday nights. He will speak on
'ho court liuubc lawn each evening nt
His subject will be "The Ku Klux
Klan," nnd he extends a cordial invl
.ation to cveiyonu to hear him.
He is said to bo one of the most in
eresting and entertaining speakers
in Texas. Daily Democrat.
MOKE KECK LESS DltlVINC.
Six pci-ons were injured and a 10-months-old
baby was killed bile fllon
dny nflernoon when nn automobile
driven at fifty miles mi hour crashed
into a Ford in which three women
and two childicii were driving on tho
Mu'.kogcc road, ten miles northeast
Herman Hell, driver of the Iluick,
wns only slightly injured. Ho is be
ing held by the police. Joe Ward, his
rompiiuion in the nutomobile which
I'lnhed into the Fold, wns badly cut
by glass, but ho is not seriously injured.
ANNUAL STAFF CHOSEN.
The staff for the 1U2H Holisso is
nearly completed and work has al
ready parted. I his year a different
plan has been perfected which tnkos
(he Holiso out of the hand of .the
Senior Normal College class and
makes it strictly a college annual,
with all clas'es having reoresentntlon
on tho staff. The following officers
hnve been elected:
Editor-in-chief, Ruth Sexton; busi
ness manager, I.indlcs Shannon;
nthleti litor, ftrcnnnn Wilt; liter
al y editor. Norma Pendleton; assist
ant literary editor, John Fletcher; nrt
editor. Harry Kimbriel; tttnff artists,
Earl Intoluble nnd Han is (Jlenn; as
jincln'p editor S'-nior college class,
Associate editor and Icoibik editor
lire l lie cleeltd from each of tho
VTf ??T 7 ru
n a rrr rnrr on
SUCCESSOR TO HERNDON-WHITAKER COMPANY
TULSA DECKVIN TEACHERS
IJV KCOUE OF 'JO TO 9.
The Teacher.' Cidlegt' f.v t foolb.ill
If tin ii ' :i r 'r ii . " a id wa- hcat-
i cm l-i t I'i.iI iv i,i ii i' y went
I a-""i'n t 'V ( ''; Kent ' r.ii',.;o
I team nt Tul"n. The local teamhns n
line much lighter and lc xp 'licneed
! I'-mi lb" Tul ::n but H." I' i'' b'l'-k
i f'el'l mad" the oil town t '-it up
' end In! e no'iie. i.ai-licilaily !' o pnul-
imr of Wi:t nii'l the v..nl: 'if I.nli.tuks.
NOTED KENTUCKY LADY
WILL SPEAK AT S. O. E. A.
Mrs. Luther Hall, County Superin
tendent of Slie'by County, Kentucky,
nnd President of the Kentucky Educa
tion A'Muiatiou, v.-i'l be 'one of tho
.speakers of tl Oklahoma Education
Association met Mug to be held in Du
rant November 2, II, and 4.
Fivo years a"i when she took
charge of tho Shelby County schools,
there was not a finglo con 'olMated
fchool in the di'triet. Tday all tho
schools are consolidated bi't one.
Her subject at the Association
meeting will b", "Whither Gocst
IN HARVARD THIS YEAR.
Prof. E. H. Fiichy. one of the in
'tliictnr; of the summer -r iui it
J V T C'lPce I w e'.'.iT o t bit
Miter's d('i''i in the eil'icntioaal de
pniinten' nf Harvanl Umver ity Ho
wi'l iv'ui ' iv "l i I ' i o.io
of the pro ft) s'i in SnuthwcUni.