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FRIDAY. DEC. 29, 1922
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snADY GROVE ITEMS
jlr. Keith and family were visiting
,rith Mr. Carter's family Christmas.
jlr and Mrs. Dossie Neal, Mr. and
lit. Marvin Neal and Clyde Reed of
Texas, spent tne unnstmas holidays
with Mother Neal.
Rov. Fieldon of Jackson, preached
Inez McMillan visited at Jackson
Dossie and Jewel Roberson attend
ed the Christmas tree at Lake West
J. D. Cleveland and Jack Sample
bac gone to Tushka.
Mrs. Keith treated her pupils and
those of Mr. Smith's class to apples
nd oranges Friday evening.
When Orlando Bunch started to the
Christmas tree at Jackson Saturday
night, his horse thrust its foot
through a hole in the bridge and hurt
its leg bo badly that he was forced
to go back.
Mr. and Mrs. John Rainey of Jack
Bon were visiting relatives here
Marvin Hinds is able to be out once
more. He came near cutting his leg
off with an axe three weeks ago.
Rev. Roverson will preach at Lake
West Saturday night and Sunday.
A large crowd of people attended
the Christmas tree here Saturday
Mr. Mattox of Beams attended the
Christmas Tree here Monday night.
Sunday will be the time to elect
new president and teachers for our
Sunday School. Everyone come and
help us decide.
Uro. Brown preached here Sun
The Christmas tree and program
Mrs. Alva Malculm returned Sun
day after spending several days with
her mother near Dallas.
Blanche Davis gave a party Sat
urday night which was very much
tnjoyed by all.
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Davis spent
several days last week with her par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. Collins.
Mrs. Charlie Carpenter and her
small daughter Charline are visiting
her mother, Mrs. Wiley.
Mildred James, Laura Venable
Raymond and Troy Denton were the
guests of Blanche Davis Sunday.
Jlr. and Mrs. Joe Pool are visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Sex
ton this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Harve Goga spent
Sunday and Monday with relatives in
The musical entertainment given at
the home of Lee Venable was very
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Sharp are
vititing her parents near Valliant
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. James and
family were visiting near Silo Mon
Troy James and Chnrlie Raines
were here Sunday night.
Rev. Walter Booth preached here
ON JANUARY 1, WE WILL MOVE OUR OFFICE
FROM 105 SOUTH SECOND AVENUE, TO
THE FIRST STATE BANK BUILDING, AT THE
CORNER OF THIRD AVENUE AND
In our new quarters, our equipment will be better and
we invite you to call on us, as we will be glad to serve
you any way possible.
The Indian Territory Building
& Loan Association
Ollle Luck and family of Dcnison
were visiting his sister, Mrs. Andy
ITEMS FROM MATOY
At the family home Sunday morn
ing at 10 o'clock the marriage of Mr.
Walter Pettctt and Miss Mae Mar
shall was solemnized by Rev. E.
Hotchkin. After which dinner was
served to a host of friends and rela
tives. The bride and groom left im
mediately for points in Texas. They
will make their home here.
Mrs. Marshall's brother, Mr. W. M.
Sladen and family from Dallas, vis
ited with them Sunday night.
DANCED FOK THE WOLVES
The motor car in which a North
Dakota couple were driving to a
dance, mired on a prairie and they
were surrounded by a pack of wolves.
As the wolves dashed up to the ma
chine on one side, the girl beat them
off; on the other side, the man. For
weapons they had the crank and a
wrench. Finally the man had to
strip off his coat, set it afire and
throw it in front of the machine. The
girl's coat followed. When they were
down to their underclothing they set
the car afire. As it burst into flames
they sprang away from it and the
burning automobile kept the wolves
at bay until daybreak when they
were rescued. It wasn't exactly a
"lovely party" but it was a lively
one. They danced, too to keep
warm. Capper's Weekly.
COWS AND COTTON
A man who has maintained one of
the best producing dairy herds in
the South for more than 20 years
produced 44 bales of cotton on 33
acres in 1022.
If those who argue that the grow
ing of large yields of cotton through
the use of commercial fertilizers
alone is proof that that system of
farming is right, are correct, then
why is a crop of 44 bales on 33
acres, by this cotton and dairy far
mer, not proof that his system of
farming is right?
In this case at least dairy farm
ing and cotton growing have gone
well together. They go well togeth
er if the farmer is so minded, but
they are impossible when the farmer
thinks they are. Progressive Far
mer. 84 STILLS DESTROYED ON
MOUNT PLEASANT SQUARE
Eighty-four stills, weighing almost
10,000 pounds and with a total capa
city of about 6,000 gallons, were de
stroyed Christmas day by the sher
iff. John J. Reeves in the public
square of Mount Pleasant.
The stills represent the Sheriff's
war for one year on the manufac
ture of liquor. Sheriff Reeves be
lieves this is a record, and challenges
any officers to show a bigger catch.
The stills were capturod in Titus,
Camp, Red River, Morris and Frank
Bill ' Spivens says more than fifty
billion cigaretcs are made in the
United States annually, so the fliv
ers can't be the most numerous
things in this country, after all.
m Bourn Wmtti.T Ntraa
A pretty wedding occurred Christ
mas when Mr. George Braughton and
Miss Blanche Waters in the presence
of a large circle of friends were unit
ed in marriage,
The wedding was solemnized at
the home of the bride's mother, Mrs.
Laura Waters. COD S. Fifth.
Miss Blanche Waters is the young
est daughter of Mrs. Laura Waters
and is a beautiful and accomplished
character. She was graduated from
the high school in Hot Springs about
four years ago and then moved to
Durant. Here she gathered about
her a host of friends who love her
for her lovable disposition and cheery
The groom also was graduated
from the high school in Hot Springs.
From there he went to Washington
University, where he took his degree,
and then entered the business world.
He is now one of the proprietors of
the Ozark Drug Co. at Hot Springs.
He is a splendid type of reliable
manhood, carrying the esteem and
confidence of all his associates.
Mr. and Mrs. Braughton left im
mediately for a brief honeymoon and
will return to Hot Springs where
they will make their home.
Among the weddings of the Christ
mas season of unusual interest was
that of Mr. Arthur B. Knickerbocker
and Miss Nellie Mae Petty, at the
home of the bride's farther, Mr. W.
B. Pettey, 712 North 2nd Avenue,
Sunday morning. December 24. Only
the immediate family and a few
friends were present to witness the
impressive ring ceremony, perform
ed by the groom's father, Rev. H. W.
Knickerbocker, pastor of St. John's
Methodist Episcopal church at Hous
The bride and groom left immedi
ately by motor for Dallas and Hous
ton on their honeymoon for a few
days, after which they will return to
Durant, where they will reside until
the completion of the county high
way, east of Durant, on which he is
Christmas moming at 10:15, Mr.
Dewey Human, of Muskogee, and
Miss Deena Shelton. of this city, were
united in marriage, by Dr. J. H. Boy
et. at the home of the groom's sister,
.Mrs. G. G. Hill, 524 North Third Ave.
The wedding was a quiet affair,
being solemnized in the presence of
only a few relatives of the bride and
groom and a few intimate friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Human left that af
ternoon for Muskogee where Mr. 'Hu
man has a home all furnished and
waiting for his bride.
A quiet and informal wedding oc
curred Sunday afternoon when MNs
Vivian Inez Scott and Mr. Enod Ward
were married ut the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R.
i Scott. 701 North 0th Avenue. The
Dr. J. L. Reynolds
Eye, Ear, Noso and Throat
and Glass Fitting
Over Corner Drag Store
ceremony was performed by Rev. 0.
C. Fontaine. Only relatives and a
few friends were present. A six
o'clock dinner was served to the im
mediate relatives. Their friends wish
them happiness and success in their
Miss Mildred Chiles of this city
and Mr. Ohlen Ramsey of Atoka
were quietly married at the home of
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Chiles east of Durant Saturday Dec
The marriage ceremony was sol
emnized by Rev. Charles M. Schoon
ovcr, pastor of the First Christian
church, of this city.
FIFTY ARE INJURED IN WRECK
Between forty and fifty persons
suffered minor cuts and bruises, and
several hundred others were badly
shaken up when Rock Island passen
ger trains Nos. 207 and 208. run
ning between Peoria and Chicago,
collided head on at a siding near
Mossville, 111., eight miles north of
Peoria at 1.30 p. m. Saturday.
The most serious injured were tak
en to a Mossville hotel and general
store where first aid was ndminla
tercd. Both trains were crowded with
holiday vacationists. Failure of the
airbrakes to work while one train
was heading into a siding, was the
cause of the collision, it was said by
BASKET BALL TEAM
HAS GOOD SCHEDULE
Southeastcrn's varsity basket ball
team will play a schedule that con
sists of some of the strongest teams
in the Oklahoma Inter-Collegiate
conference. Besides the conference
games, Coach Geo. B. Hatley expects
to take his men on a trip through
Arkansas and Texas, though the trip
has not been definitely planned.
January 12 and 13, Ada at Durant.
January 17 and 18, Alva at Durant.
February 8 and 0, Ada at Ada.
February 10 Tulsa at Durant.
February 14 and 15 Weatherford at
MONEY IN PEANUTS
From a 15-acrc patch of peanuts
M. R. Home, Seminole county far
mer, has threshed 300 bushels of nuts
worth $1.15 per bushel and baled 3G0
bales of hay, or twelve tons, worth
$10.50 a ton, according to II. C
Howa'rd. farm demonstration agent.
Home's entire expense on the pen-
nut crop was $9C97. Howard says;
his profits were $477.53, or $34.11 per
I r $&
AKDMORE MAN DIES AFTER
AN AIRPLANE FALL
One man was killed and another
was seriously injured nt Ardmore
Tuesday morning when an aeroplane
in which they were flying crashed to
earth northwest of the city limits.
The dead man is Carl Saunders. 24
years old, and the injured Kem Dil
lard. 25 years old, both of Ardmore.
Dillard is a brother-in-law to the
dead man. Saunders died about five
hours after the accident. His in
juries included fractures of both legs
and a fractured skull. Dillard is con
fined in an Ardmore sanitarium
suffering with a dislocnted knee,
badly lacerated head and body and
other injuries of a less serious na
ture. Dillard was piloting the plane.
which he recently purchased and was
carrying Saunders in the front seat
as passenger. Witnesses of the ncci
dent state that the ship was not more
than 100 feet above the ground when
it started to fall. It is believed by
local aviation officials that Saunders
"froze" to the control, causing Dil
lard to lose control of the machine '
EFFORT TO BLOW SAFE
Five masked men made an unsuc
ressful attempt to blow the St. Louis
San Francisco railroad station safe
at Welectka Tuesday night after im
prisoning two ticket agents in a box
car. The safe withstood the blast
from a charge of dynamite and the
robbers fled after setting fire to a
motor train on the tracks which
operates between Tulsa and Okmul
gee. The train was slightly damaged.
Arthur Sulzcy. who approached
the station while the intruders were
at work, was knocked senseless with
th'.- butt of a pistol as he crossed the
street, and was later taken to n hos
pital. His condition is not serious.
DENISON MAN KILLED BY
OWN PISTOL IN FALL
The body of Bailey Holt, aged 26,
was found lying on the front steps
at his the home of his sister in Dcni
son, Texas Wednesday morning.
He was shot in the heart with n
revolver, the police reported, which
he was carrying for protection. He
had been dead several hours and it is
assumed that he stumbled and fell on
the steps which caused the revolver
to be discharged.
Dr8. Evans & Warren
"Where Health's Coatagloat
Office hours 9 a. m. to 6 p. m.
120 N. Third, Durant, Okla.
Words cannot express our thanks
for the many courtesies extended to
us in the Old Year by our many
In return we shall endeavor to
eclipse our former efforts by adding
another rung to the "Ladder of Ser-
May each and everyone, have the
fullest measure of success in the
New Year is our wish.
The DURANT NATIONAL BANK
JUDGE ARCHIBALD DIES
Continued from page one
Funeral services for Judgo Archi
bald were held at the First Presbyter
ian church Wednesday morning at
eight o'clock, conducted by the pas
tori Rev. D. B. Gregory. Immediately
after the services, the body was tak
en to Wolfe City, Texas for inter
The active pall ticarera wcro'W,
B. Morrison. V. B. Hayes. W. A.
Wright. E. W. Matthews, Bob Stin
son and R. F. Story.
EUBANK ELECTED CAPTAIN
OF 1923 FOOT BALL TEAM
To the delight of the entire stu
dent body of Southeastern and to the
joy of foot ball fans in Durant and
over Southeastern Oklahoma, Dillard
Eubank was elected captain of the
1023 Southeastern Teachers College
foot ball team, Friday evening at
Banquet at the Atwood Hotel gives
the letter men by Coach Bell.
The letter men are to be Congrats
ulatcd on their wise selection for
the '23 captain. Eugank.ia a foot
ball player of no mean ability, ho
has n wide knowledge of the game
and above all. he is liked by his team
mates, and plays a clean game. Dil
lard's motto is "Sportsmanship then
Friday of last week, four bandits
in Chicago staged a very successful
robbery, not money this ,-time but
five tons of fine coal from the bins
of one of the city's big dealers.
One of the bandit quartet rode a
motorcycle into the coal yard, drew
a revolver und held up the negro
watchman, the later told the police.
Then three others appeared with a
truck, loaded it and drove away.
The next job is to learn to write it
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