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The Durant Weekly New
By K M EVANS
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THr AMERICAS I'KKSS ASSOCIATION
FRIDAY, DEC. 8, 1322
FEEDING RATS AND
Good Morning! Have you fed your
rat? We all must do it, you know.
Every man. woman and child in this
land of the free and the home of the
brave must hustle out and provide a
dollar and eighty cents worth of food
every year to support the rats which
infest our cities and towns and
bams. An army of two hundred
thousand able-bodied men are em
ployed the year round in producing
what rats consume and destroy.
But that is not half. The loss from
what rats devour is far outdone by
the ravages of the diseases they help
to spread. The greatest scourge
which has ever afflicted the human
race is carried by rats. This plague
killed twenty-five millions of peonle
in Europe at one time a few centur
Several of our modern, "civilized"
diseases are also directly traced to
them as carriers. They multiply at
a prodigious rate, and once gaining'
the run of a town require heroic ef
forts to exterminate them. If they
are bad in your town, you cannot get
busy too soon, and though there are
but few of them now now is none
too soon to stop their devestations.
How? First of all. by building rat
proof houses and store buildings.
These cost somewhat more than the
other kind, but they amply pay out
in the end.
After the rats have come, trap
them, poison them, or spread disease
among them to pay them back for the
disease they spread among humans.
Scientisis have discovered bacterial
virus which, once started among
them, carries them off.
This last named plan may not be
feasible for smaller centers of popu
lation. Poison may prove dangerous
for humans and domestic pets, But
the trap is within everybody's reach
and is effective. Organize the chil
dren. Offer bounties on rat tails. Go
aet the business whole-sale; allow no
retailing. Is it not time to get busy
in our town?
ARMS VS. REASON
"They say wc' have a military bud
get of five billion francs," Miy.s
ClemeiicL-ati of France. "I do not
know whether the figure is conect
or not. but I do know that I have
seen two German invasions and I do
not want to tiy a third, and I eager
ly wish our friends in America to un
derstand this feeling."
Americans think they do under
stand the feeling. But po.sj.ibly
Americans, being at a distance and
less directly influenced bv fear anil
prejudice. undur.st;:ml a little bet
ter than Clciueiiceau nix! bis fellow
countrymen that anything in the way
.. of swiishhiicMnir or nve-siyo M.rm,
aii ak .,, ,,e . ',
"..... iu . . revenge is the very
best way to invite another invasion
ivhen Germany shall have legained
It is not a quest inn of what France
doere.s. Xniericaiw agree that she
deserves all that she tan possibly get
out of Germany, and far more. Hut
it is a question of calm reason and
conciliation as an international pol
icy. Americans aie inclined to think
that theie is more protection in that
than in big armies.
COAL AND COFFINS
' "Carload of Coffin. ai lives at
Spanglor" was the news a few days
ago from the scene of the latest initio
disaster in Pennsylvania. As a com
panion pictuie there was a descrip
tion of women, waiting in the rain
all night ::t the mouth iX i!i -their
dead to be hrh, U1,.mini for
-: 13 J'r.t a little while since the
country was shocked by a worse mine
disaster in the west,
t 'Always Ulsiisieis. It is part of the
" tuthtng game. Miners expect it.
Those who "go down to th6 sea in
hips" face no such perils as those who
go down in the earth for tho fuel and
ore demanded by our industrial eivil-
imtlon. When danger comes, the
sailor can at least breathe clean air
and face the light and struggle t6
save himself. The miner dies M.'e 'a
These are facts that must not be
ignored in any consideration of min
ing problems. Mining is more than
muscular effort and nours and pay.
Men in a necessary industry deserve
recompense for what the industry
compels them to endure.
"Big Ben" Gamer, of Boston, 78
years old, poor and worried, is not
able to work nt his trade any more.
He wants to be taken care of for the
rest of his lift-. And he will be taken
care of, at the public expense.
Reading that, you know that "Big
Ben" is not n carpenter, bricklnyer,
blacksmith or wurnout bank clerk.
His trade was thieving. He has
spent fifty years in jail, chiefly for
Too old nnd slow to beg and steal
successfully, he committed a minor
crime and asked the judge to sentence
him for life. He will go to prison.
where n warm bed. sufficient food,
medical care and clothes will be all
But what will historv sav about n
civilbation that would take care of an
old, wornout man whose trade was
btealing. and wouldn't take care of
him if he had spent his life working
for the public welfare.
OUR FOREIGN DEBTS
It is said that President Harding
would be glad to give a prize for a
practical suggestion for the collection
of foreign debts" to the United States.
While" no definite reward has been of
fered by the White House, there is no
doubt that a workable debt program
would dcerve rich compensation.
The president is reported as over
whelmed with gratuitous generalities
on the adjustment of these debts, but
when he tries to pin any of his advis
ers down to a concrete program he
finds a notable disinclination or in
ability. It is always easier to criticise than
to make constructive suggestions. It
Is casjo. to indulge in generalities on
any many-sided question than to find
some one feasible way.
Even when some fairly workable
blan is proposed by one faction there
is always the little problem of the
other faction which refuses to co
operate because it has a perfectly
good scheme of its own ,and wants
the honor and the glory which will
accure in putting it over.
It might pay nny public official to
actually offer a prize in such a con
nection. The effort to earn it would
teach the critical citizen much about
the real difficulties of diplomacy.
WIVES NEVER GROW OLD
When a man begins to get gray
hairs his wife begins to let it be
known that she is considerably his
junior. And that is as it should be.
Knowledge comes irom experience.
and experience comes with age, it is
true, but we can never afford to ad
mit that the feminine member of the
matrimonial firm is "getting along in
Our wives must never grow old.
THINK RIGHT. OR DONT THINK
Some neonle spend a lot of time in
bemoaning their fate and damning
The same amount of time and
energy, if spent in some useful pur
suit or in endeavoring to locate a
profitable occupation would preclude
even the possibility of even thinking
of luck or fate.
Think of the right side of life or
THE GOOD OLD DAYS
One there was a time when broth
erly love was known, when a spirit
of fairness was in evidence, when n
willingness to live and let live pre
vailed. But that was yesterday, and yester
day is forever of the past.
We dream of the days that were,
hut make no effort to restore them to
the time that is.
We pity the ancients because of the
many things that they did not
possess, and the Lord judges us be
cause of the many things that we
It is life, as we make it. and for
which we must pay.
Pr. Pabst. of New York, a skin
flnccitilM, advises women "to make
Use of cosmetics and rouge and en
That is wise advice for the skin
specialist, good for his profit. But
it isn't good fov women.
Cosmetics clog the ffi e" "f the
skin, and that isn't the worst of .''
When a woman can buy a good com
plexion, she can neglect care of health
tha produces a good complexion.
It would bo better for women in the
net generation if women of today
had to rely on health for their gooil
looks, not an cosmetics.
CONTROL YOUR TONGUE
Pel haps you have noticed the fel
low who is continually making a
noise with his jmmth.
He rambles along for an hour and
at the end of that time nobody even
remember- what he has .aiil.
Wise men talk to a purpose. Others
should not talk.
There may bo . lex complaint this
winter about the smoke nuisance.
Many hands make light woik. pro
vided they don't make light of woik.
Politicians Me like balloons: tlu'vv
tame clown when the hot air' gives
It is all right to talk back to your
wife, provided you don't let her hear
00 7 r-
If you want to think well of j,our
neighbors, don't get to l&ow Ihem too
Lroyd George can now sit back 5tnd
tell them how much better he n.sed to
TWenlV years ago we were dis
cussing prohibition, and we are prac
ticing it now.
If he is smaller than you are. he is
a liar; if he is larger than you are
he is mistaken.
Those who say prohibition does not
prohibit are merely talking to keep
up their courage.
We know too unfortunate men.
One has a wooden leg and the other
has a wooden head.
The teason many of us do not
speak in public is because we have
heard others try it.
What the country needs now is
something that will make bobbed hair
A thing may be difficult, but it
will never be done by the man who
says it can't be done.
And yet some of these people who
are called cranks cannot be turned
from their ways.
Few of us know how to pronounce
the word Fasciti, but all of us have
great respect for it.
Congress is in session ngain. nnd
now you hnve something to blame it
on when things go wrong.
And aren't some people ridiculous
when they ridicule others,
You can't keep a good man down,
says the Greenville Piedmont, nor a
good-for-nothing man up.
General Pershing may soon know
how it feels to be unpopular. He is
going to write his memoirs.
Remember the good old days when
mitther used old flour sacks to make
underwear for the children?
Several Buffalo city officials are
serving sentences for grafting. Serves
them right for getting caught.
And while we are cleaning up the
movies, how about trying to improve
the people who go to see them.
You can't judge people by their
names. A Mrs. Hovel, of Kansas
City, lost a $1,000 diamond ring.
This woman who married the ex
kaiser the other day should have worn
lemon blossoms, don't you think?
Girls may wear knickerbockers if
they want to. but if they do they
need not expect us to tip our hats to
Europe had troubles before this
country was discovered, but did not
have this country to blame for them.
You can always tell who is boss
around the house when you see fath
er sitting on the front porch with
his shoes off.
Tho laziest girl we have yet heard
of is the one who called her mother
from the kitchen to wind the phono
graph for her.
The Egyptians mav not be makiru?
the best use of their freedom, but at
any rate they have not gone to war
over It, as the Irish have done.
You have heard of lame clucks in
politics, of course, but you may now
refer to Congresswoman Robertson
as a lame chicken.
rresiuenr, naming s letter com
mending the record of the last Con'
gross merely confirms the impress'
ion that the President is easy to
But. in view of the frightful look
ing stockings they are beginning to
wear, we are rather glad long skirts
are coming back in style.
Senator Tom Watson of Georgia,
says he doesn t belong to the Ku
ruux. would you consider that a
knock, or a boost for the K. K.?
New York's wealthiest retired boot
legger has gone to Italv to live, nro'
bably attracted by the boot-leg sha-e
oi me country.
A contemporary says "fat legs nre'l
indicative oi great brain power."
This sounds as if it might mean
.something, but we don't quite get it.
A man drove a horse through tho
streets the other clay. It attracted a
great deal of attention. There used
jo be lots of horses around here.
"The hour has ronio," declared Sen
ator Gourju in the Flench Senate the
other day. "for us no longer to bo
afraid of women." Wonder if lie hic
cupped when he said it ?
. oo -.
"Prominent woman wants a divorce
because, (.hi- doesn't know wheio her
lui'liand i." says a headline. If all
tVonion .were to get divorces on that
ground, theie would be a lot of five
men in this country.
The fact that American citizen
bought eighty billion German marks
shows that Mr. Barnum was ultra
conservative in his estimate of the
sucker birth-rate. s
That lOil per cent dividend de
clared by tho Stniidaid Oil Company
will be of help to the stockholders in
',.ZVir.J fjl" heir gasoline at the in
t teasing prices, .
The ex-Kuiser savs he was
'brought n.;i with the Bible." The Bi
ble, however, appears to have sur
vived tho experience with visible
T'nat shipping route to be opened
Ly the Soviet government through the
Artie Sea will probably turn our, to
be a frost.
A railroad official says there is too
much reckless railroading these days.
The traveling public would prefer to
see more wreckless railroading.
That there is not a great deal in a
name is shown by the fact that the
aviator who flew from the Atlantic
to the Pacific in 24 hours was Lieut,
The children are back at school, and
will be expected to unlearn a lot of
things that they learned from their
fathers and mothers during vacation,
"The average woman has a vocabu
lary of only eight hundred words."
says an educational expert. But half
that many will do if she gets mad,
Somehow, the public hasn't been so
much interested in moving pictures
since Will Hays announced that he
was going to clean them up.
It was bad enough for the boll
weevil to destrop the cotton crop, but
think what will happen if it tackles
the peanut crop.
There would be less danger of fu
ture wars if the nations should agree
that diplomats would be the first to
An old-fashioned girl is one who
will buy a union suit when she hasn't
got n pair of silk stockings to her
THE OFFICE CAT
Blessed are they into
whose dust God never
moulded the wander lust.
For the sweat from the
brow of the men who
roam, will turn to gold
for the stay at home. And
he who goes where the long trail
calls will spend his life in overalls.
Hut there are tunes, 1 will admit.
when all my chores I long to quit and
cast aside my heavy load and join
the hobo on the road.
The way to success is Tjrn to the
right and keep going.
"Can clogs find their way home
from a long distance?" asks Bill
Spivens. Its according to the dog.
If its one you want to get rid of, he
can find his way back home from
Alaska. If it's a good one. he's ant
to get lost if he goes around the
"John, your face looks terribly bat
tered up." said the teacher to John
"You haven't been fighting on the
way to school, have you she inquir
ed. "No," said John, "we moved yester
day and I had to carry the cat."
Jn the opinion of Bill Spivens the
press agent of a black pugilist an
nounces the day before the fight that
his man is in the pink of condidtion
just to make the opponent feel blue.
UP ON HIS NATURE STUDY
What is this?" asked the teacher.
holding up the picture of a zebra.
"A horse in a bathing suit," replied
A man has no business in taking
unto himself a wife unless he has
the disposition to submit to being
bossed, at least part of the time.
"Johnny, don't you know it's Sun
day? You mustn't play marbles out
there on the sidewalk. Go into the
back yard if you want to nlav."
"All right, mother, but what day
of the week is it in the back yard?"
SEE THROUGH THIS?
She 'What would you call a man
who hid behind a woman's skirts?"
He "A magician."
A CURSORY RHYME '"'
Was fat in the middle.
So he bought a bike to reduce.
He rode and he rode around
. Till he gained nigh fifty pounds,
out ne wore me bike down;
It lost ten pound.
Now to be sure, ain't that the
IN NOSEPAINT GULCH
. "Now don't git skeered if a man
reaches for his hip pocket. He mav
be gonna pffer you his bottle."
"I'd rather fare a shot from the
MAKING IT EASY
A lawyer earning $3,000 a year
was insured for $2:5,000. He got
shipwrecked and was miraculously
rescued. Reaching land, after the
news of his death had been broad-
'cisteil, he ableil to his partner:
"J-'aven. Tiy to ureak inc.- news
gently to my wife."
Bill Spivens snys you will find the
prisons full of fellows who tried to
take the short cut to success.
Insanity is said to be akin to love;
but a man in love doesn't care if he
"We're getting a lot of printed ad
vice telling us not to waste coal."
"We can burn the advice."
A friend told us he was detouring
Ati old Durant ladv. in Dallas for
the first time in her life, saw a glar
ing sign on the front of a high
building, which read: "The Brown
"I-nwks n mercy." she remarked to
her nephew, "I've heard of Browns,
all my life, but i never knew wy
Bill Spivens says distalCe enjs
enchantment to the debt.
Health to all fliwer drivers:
"Don't expect a 3-ton truck to get
out o: your w-ay.
A shipment of monkeys has been
sent to Harvard for scientific pur
poses. Monkeys are great imitators.
and before long we expect to hear of
one of them marrying a chorus girl.
TERRIBLE BUSINESS RIVALRY
IN KANSAS TOWN
Concordia. Kan., has a man whose
proudest accomplishment is that of
beatinc his business competitor to
the postoffice every morning.
Bill Spivens thinks the fate of the
Missouri man who dropped dead while
washing dishes for his wife should
be a warning to other husbands.
A fell coal bin maketh a glad
heart. Has anyone a glad heart.
"The doctor generally comes in a
"He knows if he delays you might
Bill Spivens says to be thown up
on one's own re-oune i to be cast
into the very lap of fortune.
But then the Greeks had some
thing coming to them. They made a
mistake when they called Constantine
back to the throne.
8 RUDE RURAL RHYMES 8
Advice To Maidens
The pumpkin is a noble vine from
tropic lands below tho line. Among
our rows of com it runs and lifts
broad leaves to rains and suns. Its
many fruits are big and bold and fill
ihc tja with autumn gold. But
though they lie till frost congeal
them, no boy will ever try to steal
them. They have a pretty yellow
hide, but kids all know they're pupk
inside. The watermelon's fruit is
green ns if not wishful to be seen,
but when some hopeful farmer
ro"-s it 'most every kid in ten miles
knows it, and as it nears the ripening
date will strive to swipe is soon or
late. Yea. they will come and take
a chance, though shotguns salt them
in the pants. O gentle maiden do
not fail to get the moral of this tale.
W'n inn nf nrtltvan Inl oli.nut l.r.,1 W u
comely I'm glad that Hannah is not
homely. But though you use your
time and are to doll up every out
ward part, be like the melon sweet
at heart. Mere outward beauty like
the pumpkin s will win you only fools
and bumpkins. You'll stay within
your own home fence, no Ijchinvar
will steal you thence. But if you
cherish from your birth some true
ideal of modest worth, not all your
beauty i nyour skin, but fresh and
pure and sweet within, through fence
and bolt and bar and latch some
youth will break into the patch. He'll
say "Sweet maiden, come be mine"
and pluck you from the parent vine.
Yea, though you be true child of
Eve's and seek to hide among the
leaves, while love and joy within you
risen, your heart will answer "Yes,
FEDERAL BUDGET FOR YEAR
IS TO BE 53,180,843,233
President Harding has presented
to Congress the budget for the ex
penses of the Government for the fis
cal year, with the total estimated
sum of 83.180.84333, which he said
is a half a billion dollars less than
the year before. A great part of
the Government's expenses is needed
for the retirement of war debts,
which cannot be decreased, the Presi
dent told Congress.
Two brothers were electrocuted at
Oklahoma City Monday, one dying in
an effort to save the other.
While George" Castelberry. a paint
er, 28 years old, was removing an
electric light bulb from a socket he
came in contact with a live wire and
was almost instantly killed. His
younger brother, William, 18 years
old. seeing his plight, attempted to
pull him from the wire and also was
Both were unmarried.
"Tress up for
e can t stop
talking about these
The hand- workmanship is so fine
The fit is so scrupulously exact
The balance is so mathematically true
That when you put them on you wonder where
the weight of the fabric has gone, so-lightly ana
comfortably do they rest upon the figure.
Soft as down warm as indoors luxurious
as a limousine rugged yet refined every men
of them stamped with custom workmanship ai
its finest, and custom draughtsmanship at Jt
Buy them or not, but let us show them to you
tha't is only fair to both of us.
25, 29, $35, W, $43, $48
I 1 The Best Apparel under tne oun at i ----- i
section 5. Matthew "..or .
27 Yn hnvii hnni .l.. ..
by them of old time . tE " ?. Ml
commit adultery: Bnalt not
her hath committed adultcrv witk u
already in his heart. ,th ht
Pluck it-ou't ffingPurfSSa
for it is profitable for LoT"-
L7e? .sh" Perish Z
not that thv wbnin fcJLp.Pn: Md
cast into hell. ' aam be
30 And if thy right hand offeM
thee, cut it off. and cast it frnm iCT '
for it is profitable for thi ?wth.?!
of thy members should perish
not that thv whnl t,.i..' e.Vsnl.?a
cast into bpfl ' anou'
31 It hnth lioon ool.l lln
sbnll not n, Ci. ,7?JU',.."."0SeYn-
her a writing of divorcomimt. v e'
o out i say unto you, That who-,
soever shall put away his wife. r
inging for the cause of fornici&n
causeth her to commit adultery tai
whosoever shall marry her that t
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U..u.vcu huiiiiiuiui uuuuery.
VARSITY GIVES SMALL-POX
Returning from the Thanksgivine
holidays, the university of Oklahoma
took on the aspects of an army camo
monday morning when the students
filed in line at the adminirroi
building to have their certificates of
vaccination officially stamped by the
registrar in compliance with aa or
der issued oy tne board of regents
last week requiring all student ,n
faculty members to be vaccinated 'ii...
fore returning to the post holiday H
nuoaca. , lieu me WiHSUc ai We
engineering building screamed out
its warrant that vacation was over at
eight o'clock, the student line hid
already formed in front of the reg-
'"' " .i.c uuv.il uie winding
stairs out on the oval and rapidly
grew past the education buildine. ex
tending to the law building. No nevr
cases of small pox have been report
ed in a weok. and nil patients in the
hospital are reported convalescent,
so that with this universal response
to vaccination, both at the university
and in the city, marks the end of the
small pox infection in the university
VACCINATE FOR ROUPE
Vaccination of hens for roupe h
a new treatment which W. B. Wilt,
farm demonstration agent, is work
ing with success in Delaware county.
The cost of vaccination is two cento
Yes; a four-flusher soon hands in
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