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LitOI'OSKI) LEGISLATION WOULD
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OK TIIK WEEK BRIEFLY TOLD.
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LOU I COIlipirifiy l.uinuuui w.o
living and selling of cotton In Okla
om" The 1)111 provides that every
eram ilenlrliiB to buy cotton shall
ui an examination as to his quail.
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otton. iinil snail dw iitcnocu uy mo
Hate Hoard 01 Agriculture, iiuyiug
fee for same, mm mm me uremo
Lv lip reoked by the Board without
fudicl.il ascertainment, upon cause
loomed proper uy mu iiuuru.
Under tne uiu Duyers wouiu po
-.niiircii to make monthly reports
bowing detail of each bale bought.
rice pJl", its ciass, iroiu wnom
ought, to whom sold, price received
oil so lonn.
The dppai tmcntal appropriations
m is exnected to be completed in
be Senate Thursday. Much cutting
nd slashing has been done to depart
mental estimates, and some of them
bv they cannot function properly
Ipon the appropriations as approved.
yuiie a lime sensation was creai
(1 durinc the week by a telegram
Fom Jim Harris. Ilepublican Nation-
1 Conimittei'inan, who was subpoe
aed to appear before the committee
ivestlgating lobbying. Harris not,
aly denied knowing anything about
lobby, but took a crack at Demo-
atlc administration of several
inds, leaving the impression that a
rge appropriation for the improve
ent of the capltol grounds had been
Isoandled. and also hinting at Ir-
iguianties in tne pardoning and
iroling of several famous convicts.
Tho House Wednesday passed sov-
ai Dins, including one to legally
DURANT, OKLAHOMA FRIDAY. MARCH 4, 1921
CHAMP CLARK DIES
Champ Clark, Congressman from
Missouri for nearly thirty years,
strong candidate for the Democratic
Presidential nomination In 1912, and
speaker of the House for eight years,
died at Washington Wednesday of
pleurisy and stomach troublo, at tho
age of 71 years.
kill dogs that hnvn Ulliwl iiva .inni,
The Senate passed four small bills!
of a more or less local nature.
Tumdny in tho House.
Tho House finally passed 26 bills,
Tuesday. Most of them wore of local
Importance only. No new bills were
Tuesday in tho Semite.
Tho Senate fooled with appropria
tion bills Tuesday. Several bills
of minor Importance were favorably
reported. Four new bills were intro
luced. Monday In The Route
The following bills were passed:
The Republican election bill; Joint,
resolution authorizing committee to
investigate possibility of making
farm tools and leather goods at pen
itential y. Favorable report was
made on a bill prohibiting banks and
trust companies from writing llfo In
surance policies. Numerous other
bills of local importance were con
sidered. Monday In The Somite
Appropriations for sixteen Stato
departments were approved. Among
other bills introduced in the Senate,
was ane which will authorize coun
ties and towns to carry accident in
surance for the benefit of tho fam
ilies of ncacn nfflrern whn nmv hn
killed In the discharge of duty.
Saturday In The House
Dills reported for passage, includ
ed: providing for road associations
and trail markers to be protected
hv 1aw! nnrmltHncr nt omnlnvlnv
labor on highway construction for
more than eight hours a day; providing-
nntrnl nmlntonnnpn fnp tilivti-
ways; providing for collection of au-
SEVERAL BIDS ARE OPENED FOR TWO I American legion
BRYAN COUNTY HARD ROAD PROJECTS
The Stato Highway Department, on
Tuesday March 1, opened five bids
that had been filed for the build
ing or hard. surfaced roads on Feder
al Aid Jrojects 6 and 41 in Bryan
county, totaling seventy.one miles,
which routes were described in these
columns last week. The bids were
filed in eight sections, each bidder
making his proposals for each sub
division of the work. It will there
fore bo several days or a week, be
fore the figures can be gone over
and tho lowest and best bidder ascertained.
One of the bidders Is quoted as
laying privately that the low bid1
WOUld llkflv flffllro In tho nsl).l...
hood of 118.000 per mile on an avl
The Chamber of Commerce sent a
committee to Oklahoma City to be
present at the opening of the bids,
consisting of C. O. Johnson, V. B.
Hayes and A. B. Davis. Jamos R.
McKlnney was also, present, but not
one of the committee, he being In the
city on private business. County
Commissioners Walter Rambo, Ben
Hultsnian and Cap. Ellison were also
FOOD CONTROL ACT HELD
TO BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL
The United States Supreme Court
has declared Invalid and unconstitu
tional the Lever Food Control Act,
under the operation of which the
Government stopped the coal strike
in 1919 and inaugurated a lot of pro
Final Close Out Of
In order to make room for our Spring stocks we are
naming some exceptionally low prices on good season
able merchandise, that will appeal to the thrifty
buyer. Look these items over carefully. They mean
a substantial saving to you.
Men's AH Wool Suits for $12.85
We have a choice variety of these all Wool Suits
that were bought at a manufacturers' close out sale
at less than half their real values, many suits in this
lot are worth up tcT $35.00, if you need a suit now is
the time to buy.
Blue Serge Suits at $22.50
You will be agreeably surprised at the excellent
values offered at this price. These Suits are well
tailored in the latest styles at less that half their
real value. Don't fail to look this lot over.
Oxfords for Ladies' and Misses'
at old time prices
We are showing over 300 pairs of new spring ox-
ana pumps in Black, and Brown leathers at
It i V ?4,50, These are real values that win ap
peal to the customer who wants real values.
Men's Work Shoes $2.85 to
i,?0Urprices are eht on good all leather work
von .5 umen' We invite comparison in values;
convin d ' Ur price3, Come look seeJ yu'li be
Work Shirts Special 75c to 95c
vollr P'V ni.e,ed a &ood honest made work shirt of the
boSn, fc .lue 8hirting, buy it here. These are rock
Bovi?ces on 8hirts that will give real service.
Kite Pri.ced at 75c
wens shrts priced at 95c
lUII.DlXG NEW LUMBER OFFICE
The Sutherland Lumber Company
has started work on a new office
building and yard, which promises
to be of the best looking lumber
yards In the country when finish
ed. The plans call for a twenty.slx
foot, front, built In bungalow style,
with plate glass front and French
doors. The cost will exceed $10,000.
R. T. DAVIS STRICKEN WITH
It. T.i Davis, well known citizen
of Durant, was stricken with paraly
sis at Fox, Oklahoma las Thursday
afternnnn nnrl la nnw in hnonitni
in Ardmore for treatment. His right
siue is anect.eo as Is his tongue.
Last reports saye that he is Improv
ing and will recover.
XUNCIL ESTABLISHES LIBRARY
The City Council In session Tues
day night voted to establish a free
public library in Durant, the estab
lishment to be complete by July 1.
This is a stepping stone toward the
securing of a Carnegie Library for
the city, and counts considerably in
the better cities contest, which Is
t'AH STOLEN' WHILE HE WAS
Last Friday night, Gene Harrel
and others, left Harral's Ford car
standing n front of the Hotel Ard
more, at Ardmore, while they went
ln the hotel. After a short while
theV mmp nut anil Ihn nt nn mama
and It is still gone. Gene has not'
soeu nine nor nair or it since.
OIL PRODUCTION CURTAILED
The production of oil In most of
the Oklahoma and Texas fields has
been curtailed as far as possible
owing to the great declines In the
price paid for the product recently.
Prices are said to have dropped on
an average of fifty per cent, and
operators are endeavoring to con
fine production to the minimum demand.
KNIGHTS TEMPLARS SERVED
SUPPER AXD GAVE WORK
The local Commandry, Knights
Templars, conferred tho order of tho
Temple upon five candidates Tuesday
night. Just before the opening of
the lodge work a fine supper was
served to candidates and mambers In
the Masonic Hall dining room. There
Is a large class of candidates to take
the Commandry within the next few
ANOTHER BANK ROBBED
Monday at one o'clock, three mask-'
ed men entered the Bank of Pled-'
inont, Oklahoma, near Guthrie, forc-j
ed the cashier and girl bookkeeper
into the vault and made avav with
SI 8,000 in cash and Liberty Honds.
cleaning tho bank of every cent,
down to the copper cents. No one,
was In the bank at the time besides
BID OX DEXISOX PAVING
K. C. Ilaum, local paving contrac
tor, was low bidder on proposed pav
ing to be done at Denisnti. nnd is
expected to get the contract.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS STAGE
The local Knights of Pythias lodge
initiated ten members In the second
and third degrees Monday night, In
the presence of a lodge room full of
TtlOlnhnrN and vlnltnra fi-nm ntfiov Ind.
ges. ..The work was put on In fine
snape Dy me aegree loam from Denl
HU'K FOLKS IMPROVING
Among patients at the Memorial
hospital, W. F. Tyree Is recovering
irom an operation for appendicitis.
Hen Lee, wounded twn weeks age in
hunt for a car thief, is recoverinir.
.Mrs. Clayton, whoso life was de
spaired of last week, underwent, a
major operation and will recover.
G. T. KIMHROL'GII DEAD
G. T. Kimbrough, aged seventy
years, died at nine o'clock Wednes
day night, at the home of his daugh
ter, .Mrs. W. B. Chiles, 521 North
Klghth avenue, after a brief Illness
with pneumonia. Funeral services
will be conducted from tho Chiles
homo at 10:30 o'clock Friday morn
ing by Rev. C. M. Schoonover, pas
tr of the Christian Church. Inter
ment in Highland cemcteiy.
rutin M.iVN FKKK WORK 1
I Tile local carpenters have offered;
I to P. T. Palmer, whose homo was
Inn ned Tuesday, forty days of free
carpenter work, when he gets leady
to rebuild his home.
to tax by county treasurer; A lot of
mils were reported that they do not
Saturday In the Senate.
Engrossed bill No. 92 providing
for transfer of cases from district
court to superior courts and visa
versa was advanced to the passage
Btago, The bill providing for road
associations and trail makers to be
protected by law, like the bill for
the same purpose in the House, was
The Governor signed seventeen
bills Saturday. Among them arc the
following: providing for extending
time of paying 1920 taxes to April
30 and June 30; appropriating
$150,000 to pay salaries and ex
penses of legislature; creating a
State board of Chiropractic exam
iners; providing for appointment of
a police Judge in cities of tho first
NEW BABY BOY
Mr. and Mrs. J. I). Grata ore the
patents of a flno thirteen-pound son
since Tuesday morning. Mother and
Inhy both doing nicely.
Last Saturday, at the home of .Mr.
and Mrs. John Mason, occurred the
marriage of their daughter, Miss
Wilma, to Mr. Leo. .Mc.Malns. Rev.
Ed B. Butler, pastor of the Baptist
The bride was reared In Du
rant nnd Is known to and admired
by a large circlo of friends. She is
touching In the public schools of the
city and will finish out her year's
The groom has been a resident of
Durant quite soveral years and is as
sociated with the Shannon Drug
Shop, on Main street. He is well
known and has a large circle of
They will continue to make their
home in Durant, and are residing
temporarily with the bride's parents.
A meeting of the local Post of the
American Legion was held Monday
night, when important and routine
business was transacted by the new
officers who were elected at the last
meeting of the Post.
The important business wastthe
matter of starting a county-wide
campaign for new members. Plans
were nprferfaH whnraKw it t.. i.A
that over throe hundred new mem-
uum tun u securea ror tne local
Post Within n vnrv alin !..... v
A. McDonald. Orady Lewis and Fran
cis Grata, were appointed as a com
mittee to carry on the work outside
of Durant, and every member pres-
cu tiivuguu nunseii io secure as
many new members within the city
as possible. All ex-soldiers and sail
ors who have received an honorable
discharge from service are eligible
Commander W. E. Utterback, has
received nntlpa that n,......., u
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selected as tho meeting place for the
Ill0tflA rAHH.,.11 ..
.....,,... vojuvcuwun oi me region to
bo held this month, when officers
and delegates from all Posts In this
district will be here. Plans for a
large banquet and entertainment for
these visitors will be taken up at
tne next rapulnr mouin ...i.t.i. ,
be held at the Elks Hall on next
'""""j uigui hi b:uu snarp.
The matter nf nrnni.i- - .
mans Auxiliary was brought before
u u ,l, B u,,u " wns uocided to
hold thin nvnr nWIII . ....
i i: -- ouum imure
time when the Post was better able
2" itvo turn oi me proposition, as
the membership drivo will resulre all
mt imun ai present.
The matter of annual dues were
placed at $3.60. Of this amount
Si. 25 iroeu n Mniinnni u j r .
?e t. o... V. ""' "couquanera;
i 1 "" luo "u Post. This
Includes nno vnnrv ...!. .. . ..
Amorlcan Legion Weekly.
,"" wisning to Join this bunch
of live wires should see or commu-
OUR AD IS EASY FOUND
ON PAGE TWO
We now have our own private border.
We call it our "Buck Shot" Border,
it appears in every paper publish
ed in Durant Watch for it each
W. E. STRICKLAND
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Continued on page four"
OFFERED INDEMNITY OF SBVUf
BILLIONS TO ALLIES, WHO ARK
UNITED IN BNFORCnra Mk
MAND FOR SB BILLIONb.
Germany amaied the allied diplo
mats and astonished the whole world
this week, when, through foreln
minister Von Simons, that nation of
forod the allies Indemnity of 97.
290,000,000 In place of the 9IS,0QI
000.000, which was decided by the
allies as the Indemnity Germany
should pay. The allied demand al
so included a twelve per cent tax on
German exports which the Germane
Ignored in their proposals. In the
faco of economic facts to the con
trary, Germany Insists that tke
amount ottered is all the nation !
able to pay.
Upon hearing the proffer the allied
council Immediately adjourned, and
met hourB later. The allies, as It
stands now, are firm In the Inten
tion of requiring Germany to meet
the terms and conditions Imposed by
them, and the last report,' Is that
Germany has boen formally notified
that the allies will take whatever
means are necessary to force payment
even to the point of taking over the
whole country and seizing all ex
port and import, duties.
The notice reminds Germany ot
her numerous violations ot the peace
treaty and declines further discuss
ion. Plans have already been affected
for military occupation ot more Ger
man territory. French railways have
been prepared for transportation ot
troops and supplies, and about a
quarter ot a million additional men
are ready for an invasion on short
Allied statesmen are Inclined to the
(Continued on Pace Fonr)
March 4th and 5th
We'll have an experienced representative of one of
the oldest and best known MADE-TO-MEASURE
TAILORING HOUSES in the Country here. He will
have a big- trunk full of short lengths and big sam
ples of New Spring Fabrics, as well as made up mod
els of Suits, so you may see how they look in the Suit,
the different models, Styles and patterns. So you
see what you can wear best.
We Quarantee a Fit and
Delivery Before Easter
We suggest coming Friday or early Saturday
morning to have plenty of time to make your selec
tions. PRICES RANGE FROM
$22.50 to $55.00
Your opportunity to get a Made-to-Measure Suit
for Easter at about Ready Made Prices.
REMEMBER THE DAYS
FRIDAY and SATURDAY March 4-Sth
Big lot of
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