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THE DURANT WEEKLY NEWS
F RIDAYr OCTODER 13, 1922
27ie Durant Weekly Ncwa
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FIUDAY, OCTOliEIJ 13, 10JJ
i'aiimers axp i.ijoui:ks.
Fniniet- in LiIiuicim aie tiving td
produce jut ;n nuini as tlic i.ri.
Eveiy f.tiimr h piond when In- mak
a little nioie on an ano than nn.vbod.v
ever made befoie. And f.n im-i pmve
them-ilvc- good 'eivnnti of the v.oild
by learning to pioduce l.ngcly ami
cheaply. On the other hand, n In
been .suggc-tcd, many hboicn in fac
torie and mines an- taking just t'i
opposite position. They nie tiding to
hold down pioductton. They pii'vcn
workeis fiom liiniiiiff out as mud)
product as tliey eould. The remit i
that farmer- and eveijbody cKe mu-t
pay more than is right for the piod
ucts of then factnucs. The fanner
is striving to make this a land of
plenty and wealth, as far as his pro
duction is concerned, lint the men
who are trying to limit the produc
tion of labor are doing their be-t to
make this a land of scarcity and hard
ship. Whenever it is a question of get
ting fair and just wages for labor,
farmers should side with labor. It is
indeed to the farmer's selfish interest
to sec that labor gets its full share
-of the wealth that it creates. Labor
ers with good wages will buy more
liberally of food the farmer produces
and of the clothing made from the
farmer's wool and cotton.
On the other hand, it is just ns
surely not to the farmer's interest to
have labor wages so high that they
force prices of goods beyond the
farmer's reach. What the average
American farmer is thinking today is
something like this: "I ns a fanner
wish to see good wages for the men
who mine coal, run inilioads and op-
crate factories. On the other hand,
if these men get exoibilantly high
wages, then they raise the price of
thcc products to such an extent that
I as a fanner cannot buy enough of
thee products to keep my own fam
ily in lomfort and I ant therefore hutt
by the unduly high wages paid to la
bor. Moreover, if labor unions hold
down the efficiency of labor so that
it takes .10 per cent more time than it
should (and thou fore HO per cent ex
cess labor iost.) to make my faim
tools, or household furniture, or to
haul my fi eight, then oiganbcd labor
has just to that extent increased
prices on these things and by reason
of increased pi ices has to that extent
put thce things out of my reach and
forced my family to use fewer of
It seems to us that the farmers of
America should say to the laborers:
"We want to sic you get good
wages. You have our sympathy in
every fight you make for a square
deal. At the snmotinie, we farmers
are doing our best to make ns muoh
as possible and therefore to give you
food as cheaply as possible. Now we
want to see you get good wages, but
we also want you to sec just how
much work you can tuin out in a day,
so as to make your pioducts cheaper
ior us and let us have nioie of them
and live in gicator comfort. We want
n basis of crh mgci wbeio one day's
haul work on the f.inn will buy the
output of one daj's haul wink in the
lactoiy. And theie is no fair ex
change until we get tlui." The Pro
no-t Aiuciicans of the present day
till have to refredi their memoiics
y lefeiime to libraries when thjy
e id that Congiess is to be nkul "oon
ii apt in; iinti a mnilct s'ini to cei
i xu.'.iMe nuimiii.il to Ceoige Mniun
f fiiin ton.
Ma on. "the (li.ind Old .Man of th-
l!i MiltKion. n luiuul at (illusion
11 1 I. kid home of the pntliot, oil Ml"
'nt im.i iiVir, n mile or so lclc
I'mitit V'MHin, ami the pie i nt own-
mm of that h ill ; undertal.ilig to
t I the woild whit Ma mi did, or
i.tthtr n few of the pttilotic tlun.r
ii- ild. lie winte an mil ilnugi.tpliy,
ufu id appointment to the senate
one .inn'., and would hold no peinia-
d, (tcal.inv "f tl" movement
cicit a mi mm nl to Ma-on in Wash
lginn, (i.iill.iicf Hunt of the lilnaiy
t Congusi, -aid:
"Ma ui i .ink in gieatniss mt to
Wn-hmgton. The mis of mnrvt-cii-it.
fmin In- Land in the binary
miviM that he is eiiitlid, more than
any other man, to bi called 'The
1 at'ii r of the Declaiatiou of Inde
midline.' Whin be wiote the Vir
ginia lull of light- the lepublican
fui in of government win lioin."
(ifiiige M.i on wrote the Pan fix
IEcMilvi. whuli CJe'iige Wa Itingtun
piceiittil nt Aleaiidiia. lie wrote
the Hill of Right, wluth Yiigmi.t
adopted two months befoie the I)cc!.y
i.ilioii of Independenie or the ConsM
ititton, and in p.ut or whole has been
placed in the constitution of IS states.
Eleven of the amendments to the Con
ititution for which Ma-on fought in
the Philadelphia convention and
which weie defeated, were afterward
put in just ns he wrote them.
The association which will attempt
to have a memorial erected at Wash
ington in 11123, the two hundredth an
niversary of Mason's birth, is to be
gin a publicity campaign. Congress
man Moore, one of the lending repre
sentatives of Virginia, is interested in
it, it is worth $20,000 when you use
No jury has yet fixed the price on
the voiie with the smile over the tele
phone, but expel ienie has shown that
it is bevond ptiee.
Women may think they rule the whore when children would 'rather go
wmld but the milliner of Paris are to school than stay nt home.
, , Ever notice how cross some motoi-
Hiniy I'm d may have bi en bluff- ists get when a train crosses a cross
ing when he ilo-cd down hl3 plant ing when they wanted to use it.
but it win Kid.
pri??,2f ,c'oth,nB ,Is CThanceeTbTj
ariff." We predict that it's coiLi
bo mignty narci, if that is true to ?,,!
ui .... iu omiv iuiiur
ACTORS TEACH PREACHERS.
What do you think the old-timers
would have said if they had heard of
a theatre school, organized to teach
preachers, not how to act, but how to
use their voices to the best advan
tage. Such a school is now at wotk
in New York City, under the dircc'
tion of Evelyn Hall, on actress, which
proves that old Whathisname was
wrong when he said that there was
nothing new under the sun.
Nor is this a thing to be laughed
nt. Many a good sermon is spoiled
because the preacher docs not know
how to deliver it.
Certainly, if the preacher has the
best of news to tell, he ought to use
every aid to tell it. He ought to be
able to tell it in the best manner pi
sible. And if an actor can teach the
pieacher how to talk, how to use his
voice most effectively, the preachi"
will be acting wisely in getting such
Women do the bulk of the trading
In this eoiintiy. Their pnehases run
up into tlie million of dollars eveiy
And when a woman staits out shop-
ing die geneiallv knows what she
wan's. Define leaving h nne she has
studied her need and her wants. She
has read the advertisement i in the
newspapers in her home and has
f ii iiiiiI definite ideas, blie knows
wheie bai gains nie to be found, if
there nie any.
All this should be bin tie in mind by
met di.mts in the larger as well as in
the smaller cities.
Women do the bulk of the trading
of the family, and they go to stores
that adveitise. The way to get the
tiade of the women h to ndvcili-e
hi the nevvpapei.i trial go inio tnc
A soft ati'Vier may tuin nvvnv
Teiie would be nioie sniypalhy fov wiath, but you had better give it bo
(iinic. too. if she v.ould adopt sun- fore the blow has been staited.
' a lot of tumble would have been
If we get into another war it may avoided if we bad made an end of
be dieaper to let the other side think j Tut key when we had the chance.
liny won it.
A critic says that Mr. Harding hi
........ ........... .mt sianu for r
against anything. That will i. '
to the MippoiteiN of the bonus hn
who bad begun to suspect that h
Pie ident was not entirely in fay"
Hill Hohenzollcrn it to get marrid
ngain, nnci neies noping that shn
it big husky one with plenty of tcn
i Mr. Told will r petti up production
The politicians are still discussing s() as to make up for lost time, and
t I'.ation, but none of them ever do they will be just as plentiful ns ever.
aiv thing about it. i
"Skirts aic coming down," F.iyt a
It wai time to settle the lailtoad headline, and the Columbia Record
tnke. for most of the stiike bieakus' aiinountes that the show is over.
wttr tiled of woik. !
' Sing Sing piion hat a month's
Ciiiat Uritain scein- determined to mpply of coal on hand, says a news
patify the Tuik, if ihc has to saerH item. How foitunalo it is to be
Maybe Rill Hohenzollcrn is plan
ning marriage so no can get some
uuuy in iiiuiiii'u iu ooey mm,
RUDE RURAL RHYMES
No, they never put any of the wa?
grafters in jail.
fuc the last Aimcuian.
A word tc the wives is sufficient
trouble for the husband-.
Nobody has said thai man Jewell
is a diamond in the tough
And now we've got to have the
bonus fight all over again.
Every prospectus of a company
selling oil stock is a gusher.
Philosophers yny bievity is the soil
of wit. Mavbc that is why bobbed
hair looks so funny. I
The girls may not know it, but a
powdered nose attiacts more atten
tion than a shiny one.
The verdict of a coroner's jury nev
er furnishes any consolation to the
subject of the inquest.
So far, we nie glad to note, none
of the pangi.i
that Tin key be left to stew in ner
i I relebratp the good old days whd
'no one checked unon our Invu ti...j
'modern methods make me sick, thul
upline iiici iiiudy iominicK. -We hlil
le glad to note, none to plt,n.p ouri!rivc, you bct f fe "
wi'iu uwi. ui-iii. ii uuiiuiv van in hm
wandered freely through the garden1
tt r. . . ior eveiy nen nnu every eh rknn h.,
The war ceitamly would not nave a)1 ollt ,nor, to Rcratcn and nick,,nll
ended so soon if anybody has suspect- nntJ ns wo nmblcd here and there oj
cu mat. mis was inu jium w iitusi: CVcry crop we took our share. All
ivu nuum liii. inougn we roostea oit in trees tm
shivered in the midnieht hrpcra. n,
sane man looked for winter eggs noi
That crisis in the Near East will
have to show more pep if it expects matched the color of our legs
A little manicure, now and thon,
is married by the richest men.
When Greece meets Turk,
comes a council of the allies.
Yes, indeed, a girl expects to
kidded when sire is all dolled up.
We are not certain whether Greece
was a victim of bad judgment or bad
They have tried everything to get
the business revival to going except
taking up a collection.
Mr. Ford says our currency should
be reformed. He ought to know: he
has cornered most of it.
Strange thing happened the other
day. A moving picture actor got
married for the first time.
There is something wrong some-
to get any front page attention dur
ingg the World's Ssries.
King Constantine, it is reported, is
going to live in Denmark. Then there
will sure enough be "something1 rot
ten in Denmark.
Lloyd George's memoirs will bring
him 90,000 pounds. That's what you
might call heavy reading.
That Mexico revolution reported
down at Jaurez indicates that Mexico
is back to normalcy.
Senator Smoot says that no "honest
and sane person can claim that the
slept at night like Christian folks an
had no wish to make more yolks; bufl
now we stay up half the night anil
lay our eggs Dy xviazaa light. If I
should go too soon to slumber snm
watchful gent would take my number!
ui proper privacy divested, we'nj
caught and pinched and weighed anj
tested, xnis cuinng oustness I pro
test; I'm growing old. I want to rest
but I must still perform as rated o;
have my old head amputated. If :
myself escape the block, some friend
are missing from the flock and whei
the honeymoon is over, they seize am
execute my lover, yea when the hatch
ing season's done they swat my hus
Dana ana my son.
AS TO TURKEY.
The situation in the Near East,
with Tuikcy threatening to re-enter,
Europe, is but another reminder that
we won the World War but lost
the vvoild peace. We did not finish
the job we had in hand.
The war ended just a little soon. A
few moic smashing blows in all di
lections would have made peace more
cuitain and more enduring.
No one tan tell now just what
ought to be done. Nobody wants to
go to war again, but civilization can
not lot tlio Tuiks go unchecked and
What a pity it is that we did not
finish the job befoie wo quit.
LUXURIES VS. EDUCATION.
In 1020 the United States blew
away in smoke of cig.ns and ciga
rettes $3,01)0,001), mote than the total
cost of education in 191S aeeoiding
to P. P. Claxton, U. S. commissioner
of education. The total cost for to
bacco in all its foims, In 1020 was five
times the total of teachers' salaries
in 1918 and almost exactly the same
at the total cost for elemental y and
secondary edue 'urn for the three
yar 1916, 1017 and 11)18. If the
people who use tilmro had smoked
two cigarettes insipid of three, two
cigars instead of hiee, taken two
"chaws" instead of three, two dips
initead of three, and had paid to the
suppoit of the schools the money
thus saved for the year, the salaiics
of teachers in schools of nil grades,
public and private, could have been
increased more than 120 per cent.
According to government returns
for 1920, the people spent twenty-two
times as much for luxuries that year
at they spent for education in 1918,
and six billions, or 30 per cent, more
than we have spent for public educa
tion in all our history. The amount
paid for face powder, cosmetics and
perfumes Is only 512,000,000 less than
the total amount expended for public,
tlomcntnry and secondaiy education
in 1918, and within $")S,000,000 of
twice the total amount paid teachers
,in public element iry fiml secondny
schools. In food iutniii, we ate up
in a sing'c eir lime than the sal
aries of all ul.o 1 tut her, for the
first eighteen jcir, of i' i century.
A "afety week" advocate com
plains that "people take too many
chances." That is quite tine; people
do take too many chance. Rut it is
not alone the chances that people;
"take" that aie to be consiileied;!
theie nie the chances that arc thrust
upon them. ,
Thv duty of looking after one's
self, in centers where tinffic is con
gested paitieuLuly, of course, is ob
vious, but the duty of looking after
the other fellow also is theie.
The thing that will tend to relieve
traffic frets and worries more than
anything else is mutual forbearance
and common sense methods of getting
nbout on the part of motorists and
Complete settlement of the shop
crafts btrikc on the raihoads, and a
full settlement of the miner's strike,
removes the obstacles that have re
tarded the business of the country.
There aie now no baibed wiie en-
tanglcmcnts between bu-iness and
the farther trade post of civilization.
Hence, as the boys ujed to shout
back in No Man's Land, when they
were ready to go over the top, "Let's
Mr. .Iu-Ikc II u '.in, n on i.f bi
splendid lectuie-,, oni sall tni
George Mason was "the gientest
Ameiiean next to Wa-'i agton." And
the student who is pcimitted to jjo
behind the histoiian's back will prob
ably agree with the statement, yet
VALUE OF A SMILE.
The value of a -mile h.u been dfi
nitely fiid. It has been ini)liii id
in l i -I '.'.in ol the ttlephi.'i i ui-
pany, "rue voice with the
v. n "
1' i i i i 'nil fir vi u i
j II' ' i p U l I i.l I'H nil
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'if ' mi ' Giidt'uy, ii" I 1 .,
dm i.f ' i ) ) 1 ii nu n. i y '
fue, Uetivcl finlll eoii.nt vvi
electiic v.ue, which i!ei.;cd h
pov.ci' to sniiU.
Commenting on this, a New York
paper snyt the moi.il is that " if a
smile is worth $20,000 when you lose
We're Keeping Clothes Quality Up
and Clothes Costs Down.
Hiltibrand-Staton Co. guarantee satisfaction. You buy no cat-in-a-bag.
You KNOW you'll get a satisfactory Garment before you ever come here.
The "gamble" has been taken out of clothes-buying.
Hiltibrand-Staton Co., with the largest volume in Southeastern Okla
homa, is in position to make closer prices on their grades of Suits. Too,
they are satisfied with a live-and-let-live profit. Everybody pays the
same fair price.
H-S Clothes are. styled right, tailored right and fit right. Their beau
tiful, clean, clear-cut patterns, their long-service fabrics all combine to
earn for them the enviable reputation they enjoy.
And whether you want to pay $25. or $55. there's an
all wool suit here for you backed by our guarantee
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