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The Durant Weekly News
THUNDERBOLTS FROM THE
CAMP OK THN.DEMOl'RU'Y
Predictions Are I'or Democratic
Land-didc lit Election ot Week
The politicians of tin' Stn'e nil pie
dieting a Demm-ialu laudsl'de m Ok
lahoma at the irenernl election next
week and the advance dope "' '1"'
Democratic ticket's niajont.v mi" tho
Republican unices nil tin- way fn m
25,001) to 1WMMI0. licth flKUli". .!'
pear to lie exticme iev.s, and tilt
more ioli!-eiatie folks are inilineil
to claim Penii.iratie viitm-y at fiom
t.'i.OUO to ot).(ll)t) votes.
It is icrtain that eety thinness
xilial district will elect the Delllo
x ratio tioininee to Congress thus re
deeming the State from the leuitioii
arj' Republicans who-e huiuliuoik 1ms
been seen at Washington fui two
Iicnlly the Democratic ticket has
a cinch on sweeping the field, which
s conceded on nil sides.
Tliis newspaper lias for tunny
,iionths been publishing a weekly line
f dope from Democratic headquar
ters which we have headed Demo
ratie Daits. Tho dope this week is
so strong and so important that we
really should label it Democratic
Thunderbolts. Hereafter follow in
this column, excerpts from the dope.
In all of the bolting which the re
publican machine has been able to
create among the democrats of the
stnte they can point to but five men
of whom they are proud. These ore
Campbell Russell, alger Melton,
Prince Freeling, Alec McDonald and
Judge Dale. Now just thing for n
moment of the thousands of good
Democrats, who have helped build up
this state and who now are helping
Jack Walton. We don't name them.
You see the names of the leaders dai
ly in your papers, those men who are
going about the state unselfishly
preaching Walton and democracy
without thought or reward and you
can call to mind the names of the
others in your community whose
names do not get into the papers.
Then let us consider those who havo
bolted: "Cam" Russell, who claimed
to he a friend of the people, and who
was honored with office. He never
voted n democratic ticket in his life
unless ne was on it. He h the spec
ial guardian of the Oklahoma Gas
and Electric Company, of which FIvnn
is the largest Oklahoma stockholder.
Do you think Cam is your friend, or
has he the special interests to serve.
Prince Freeling. an able attorney
who represented Oklahoma as her
Attorney General and who resigned
to take a $1.".00( fee to lepresent the
State in the Red River case. Ineident
ly, that fee won't be collected if
you elect .link Walton governor.
Prime is attorney for vnriou. of the
Standard Oil group'. Do you think
I iine is your fiierd, or has he piL
ial inti rests to seive'.'
A he McDonald of Hugo. He was
"ci.ie ' bctauM' be was beaten in a
fan pi mini y and bi.s influence i
Judge Dale of Guthrie. In pity
ineiilj, let u- tiy they tabbed the
ginw to get a man whose name they
until! play up on the parte of the
new "-papers. And we will leave hi
eatly history out of eon-ideration
Among the minor lights thete ate
Jim Keaton oj Oklahoma City, attoi-
ney for the farm implement truu and
who might haw told the grand juty
empaneled in nn effort to indict 'onto
democrats some teally pertinent facts
on which to base an indictment;
Charlie Colcord, once bearing the
name or. democrat hut who hecamc
rich he found no place in the
patty of the people and joined the
republican interests: J. II. Johnston.
a republican who has sought office on
the republican ticket and a score of
PUBLIC ASKED TO TAKE
NOTICE OK HOLIDAYS
MUCH MINOR DAMAGE DONE
HERE HALLOWEEN NIGHT
For the first time in a long tin
nest week will have two lcgnl hi
days on which the undersigned bat
will not be opened for business. T
f:r t tome, on Tuesday, Novenn
7. which is election day. The set-i
.'imes on Satuiday, November il
which is Armistice Day.
We !iiuet that our patrons 4
f-lend-" take especial notice of
elosing of our institutions on Sat i
day, November 11, and where po
Me ariange to do their banking b.i .
ne-"! on Friday proceeding,
DURANT NATIONAL HANK,
FIRST NATIONAL HANK,
COMMERCIAL NATIONAL HANK.
AMERICAN NATIONAL HANK.
FRIDAY. NOV. ai
Much minor damage was inflicted
here Hallow eon night by young poo-
pie wno,e ii.gj.ni lyr lr " - " ,' ,.,- , ... ... nt,lu... ,i,t ffirnler
iwMii, nn niir iinniTiiii iii , " ---... j - ....
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HUM ;iiii "in Li"?t ii i- ru n
efficiency and tadicallsm, it is tip
In the voters to vote for candidates
as men and not as more partisan..'.
I am a Tcteran of the Spanish-
meiienti war. I am a citizen of Dry
"IP WALTON IS SOCIALIST
I AM ONE, TOO" LEE CIUTE
In n speech last week Lee Cni ",
former Governor of Oklahoma said:
! "If Jack Walton is n socialist then
others. I ''" , ruct' ,s n socialist." When the
I encoring ceased uruce continued.
These are men who are trying to, "But I hope even' socialist in the
beat Jnck Walton. You know the an-1 state votes for Walton and the De-
swer the people of Oklahoma will mocratic ticket this fall. They will.
give .November 7. I do snowing -much, more intelligence
than when they mnde possible the,
The republican national committee . election of Harding and Hnrreld two
.i" hiL'h a
i with fointi'i yoar the de-truetioii
I tei'petrn'ed is wi "light Uiiiing
he early evening many HallowYcn
pal ti." won held ill diifennt pi.rls .
I nf town and many groups of children
all 'oils of Unlit-til- inaKetii)
patado.l the tieot.
( Willi) TE POlt IHE OKL- j
1IOMA STATE LEGISLATURE1
I am the Republican nominee for
in.niher of the Oklahoma l.egisla-
tuio fitiin Iltyati county, and I invi
nil citi'em of all political faith, who
ate nall interested in good govern
ment, to vote for me in the general
election m November 7th.
It has come to a pas in the politl
tal history of Oklahoma where it is
men and nut the mere name of a po
litical tiartv which count, and if Ok
lahoma is to be redeemed from 'ti-
never befoie ashed tor public offioe
at the hands of the people, and if
tiny elid me to the legislature, 1
pledge tlietn my Utmost offott to
mnki I'n'id Cev eminent. I am a mem
ber of the H.iptist Church and am a
Ihf iamenttCndant and Muto
J- n. DUNCA1
DR. W. M. K. CHATTlT
Eye, Ear, Noss and Throat.
Office 120 N. 8rd. Phone
House Phone 719-J
used Poison lias -two years ago.
They spent millions doing it. They
are using poison gas now in Ulcla-
homa and arc spending $3,000,000 to
put over a tool of the same old inter
ests. John Fields is owned as much
by the interests and would serve them
as well as Warren Hardin? has.
Alger Melton is a corporation at
torney, representing tho Cotton Seed
Oil trust. Is he your friend?
It is entirely unnecessary for tho
European papers to deny that Aus
tria haB a coalition government. It
is perfectly obvious that Austria has
no government at nil.
Dr. J. L. Reynolds
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
and Glass Fktlngr
Over Corner Drag Store
DR. A. L. STOUT
First State Dank Building
Phono 888 Res. Phone C97-JI
Commercial National Bank
"Service That Really Serves"
G. A. MASON, Prcs.
SAM STONE, Vice Prea.
W. E. CLARK, Cashier
vvei ana v,uia weainei
BELOW ARE A FEW ITEMS THAT WILL INTEREST!
THE WET AND COLD WEATHER BUYER.
Mens Rood grade Union Suits, $2.25 quality, for .... $ijo
Women's good grade Union Suits, $3.00 quality, for 2.0
Hoys' and Girls' winter Unions, extra good quality at, per
Men's all-leather shoes, for work or dress from $1.95
An extra good Dress Shoe nt : $4j;q
We also have a good line of Men's and Boy's all-wool
Suits, at lowest market price
"BY TRADING HERE YOU WILL TEACH YOUR DOLi
LAR MORE CENTS"
Come in and sec us get acquainted were new in Diw
rant and are anxious to meet you and help you save monevi
on your clothing needs.
LEDEL DRY GOODS CO
(At Old Hiltibrand-Staton Stand)
"DE-HORN" THE CORPORATION
The pu-M'tit Corporation Commis
sion is composed of two Democrats
and one Republican, and under its
rulinp the Gas Rates of u number of
our eities have increased 102 per
tent. Freight RnUs within the
State have increased since 191(5 on
hogs, cattle, wheat, corn and hay an
average of 103.2 per cent. While
farm lands, farm products and mer
chandise of all kinds hnvc been on
the decline and arc now back to prac
tically pre-war prices. Why not the
great corporations share their pro
portionate port of the burdens?
It is within the power of the Cor
poration Commission to make them
Why haven't they done it?
Dr. McWilliams owns and oper
ates a farm near Miami, and knows
what the excessive freight rates are
doing to the farmer. And as Mayor
of Miami, he knows what the recent
ruling of the Corporation Commis
sion have done to the gas consumer,
and has enjoined the Consumers Gas
Company from charging the rate al
lowed by the Corporation Commission
ana ts now fighting In the State Su
Dr. McWilliams says that: No
Corporation Commission should have
the power to invalidate contracts
made by the municipalities of this
htate and IMbllc Service Corpora?
tions. (Let's "De-Horn" the Cor
Dr. McWilliams was nominated for
Corporation Commissioner by tho
uepumican party, but ts being sup
ported by the Democrats on account
of his stand against the excessive
railroad rates and gas rates, and this
ad is paid for by his Democratic
friends who wish to see him elected.
Ask or write anyone in Miami,
where he has lived for 31 years, as
to his integrity and qualifications
for the office. Ask any bank or bank
er, the Ministerial Alliance or the
Ottawa County Medical Society, all
of which endorsed him.
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J. C. (Jack) Walton
both personal and real
While Fields paid no taxes in 1920 and
WHEN OUR SHOES ARE IN
BAD SHAPE SEE US SAVE
THE COST OF A NEW PAIR.
WORK MAILED TO US WILL BE
SENT BACK BY RETURN OF
MAIL. TRY THIS SERVICE.
Carroll's Shoe Store
Walton owns his own home and lives in
Walton belongs to the Christian Church,
supports the church and attends regular
ly. Walton as mayor of his city has fought
vice, crime, bootlegging and the like
and has won the commendation of his
Walton belongs to the Masons, Elks,
Knights of Pythias and other fraternal
Walton is a professional man who has
made a marked success as a civil engineer.
Walton is supported by farmers, business
men, laboring men and independent oil
While Fields lives in
a hotel in aristo-
While Fields neither attends nor sup
ports the church his church life end
ed when he left Pennsylvania in 1884.
While Fields has a record of having ap
peared before the Oklahoma Legislature
in protest against the passage or a real
While Fields belongs to no fraternal or
ganization of any kind.
While Fields is a salaried employe of a
big business man from outside the state.
While Fields is financed and supported
by the big oil interests, big bankers and
Walton runs on his own merits.
Walton has a record for honest faithful
While Fields runs on
faults of his opponent.
While Fields is wholly untried and pro
poses nothing but experiments.
After comparing the records of these two men, determine in your own mind which is
likely to be the safest and most progressive governor.
Stamp your cross in the circle under the rooster. Vote the straight Democratic Ticket.