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The Durant Weekly News
VOLUME XXIV
DURANT, OKLAHOMA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1921
NUMBER FIFTY-ONE
INVESTIGATING
CARTER COUNTY
Seventeen Arrested After Triple
Killing. Governor Denies Re
quest For Establishment of
Martial Law
During the past week, thinirs han-
pened in rapid succession at Ardmorc
and Carter county, following the mys
terious Killing ot three men Thurs
day at Wilson and the finding of the
dead and mutlliated body of an Ard
more policeman in a pasture Friday
morning.
In all seventeen people have been
arrested on charges of complicity in
the triple killing, including a minis
ter, a doctor and other prominent
people. Excitement ran high in Ard
more Saturday, Sunday, Monday and
Tuesday, and the tension was some
what relaxed Wednesday by the re
lease on bond of five of the accused.
Early this week a large committee
of Ardmore citizens went to see Gov
ernor Robertson, and asserted that
awlessness in Ardmore and Carter
bounty had not only gotten beyond
he civil authorities but they even
fcharged that county officers were
literally in league with crime and
ad no intention of enforcing the
aws at all. The Governor was re
quested by this committee to declare
aartial law in Carter county and to
all out several militia companies,
but he refused-
Talk of ouster proceedings against
Sheriff Buck Garrett and others has
een rife during the week.
Attorney General Prince Freeling
now at Ardmore and is in personal
charge of an investigation of law
lessness there. Just what the out-
KILLED A BOD CAT ON
SMITH-LEE KANCH
Who said we didn't have real wild
animals in Bryan county. Dr. J. B.
Smith was exhibiting in town this
week the fore foot of a gigantic
"bob" cat, killed on the Smith-Lee
ranch below Wade. The animal was
caught in a large steel trap which
had been set by A. J. James on the
farm, when he was shot. There are
supposed to be quite a number on the
place. Dr. Smith says he heard one
scream several times during one night
recently when he was hunting on the
place.
COCIIKAN ELECTED HEAD
OF DURANT LIONS CLUB
At the noon luncheon of the lions
club Mdnday, C. B. Cochran was
elected president for the ensuing
year. Mr. Cochran has been a mem
ber of the club since its organization
and has been one of the factors in the
advancement of the club, and the hon
or was worthily bestowed.
J. B. Raines and P. E. Laird were
elected vice-presidents of the club,
with E. M. Haggard as secretary
treasurer. The officers will be in
ducted into office the first Monday
in January.
come may be is uncertain.
There seems to be a general feeling
of disgust among the better citizens
there, and a feeling that the comma
nity is without the needed police pro
tcction. Had the more radical ones
had their way there this week, it is
not improbable that big scale rioting
might have resulted.
,
THE DURANT
WEEKLY NEWS
Wishes A
Merry Christmas
and a
Happy New Year
To
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KU KLUX KLAN SENDS
MONEY FOR CHRISTMAS
THE NEW
YEAR
The new year is almost here and the most of
us have tried to figure out jus what it will mean
to us in a business way. This, we find, is a hard
problem. Two months since we all thought
things were "going to the dogs" and it would
be impossible to get along until Xmas. We were
mistaken and everything has been better than
we anticipated. We believe that one year from
now we will wonder why we looked on the fu
ture as being so dark. Money, in the East, is
easier than it has been and we feel it will find
its way here to the man who hustles.
It will be our policy to go right along, hust
ling, giving the best service we can; to sell only
dependable merchandise at the right prices and
treat our customers as we would have them treat
us. We believe in the New Year. We believe in
our many customers and we believe in TIIE
DIXIE STORE and RED HOGS Come on New
Year we are ready to work with you and make
the most of it possible.
THE DIXIE STORE
Where up-town prices look extravagant
P. S. Our catalogues for the Hred Sow Sale are
ready. We will be glad for all interested parties
to have one. Get on our Red Hog mailing list.
The Ku Klux Klan chapter of Du
rant has been heard from again this
week, this time in a substantial way,
for the organization donated one
hundred dollars to local Christmas
activity work.
Editor Bob Story of the Daily
Democrat, who has been sponsoring
the annual Good Fellows movement,
which seeks to bring Christmas cheer
to those who cannot furnish it for
themselves, received Wednesday a let
ter from the Klan. In it were two
fifty-dollar bills, and the request
that one of them be given to the
Good fellows and other to the Com
munity Chest being gotten up by lo
cal societies for general charity
work.
The last paragiaph of the letter
accompanying the money, reads as
follows:
We stand for the relief of di&
tiessed humanity, the protection of
pure womanhood, and pure Ameri
canism and though each Klansinan
has contributed to these worthy
cnuses we feel that we enn give this
at this time to bring cheer and hap
piness into the hearts of the unfor
tunates of our fair little city, and
do a great service to humanity.
Accept it with the best wishes of
Durant Klan, No. 42, for u Merry
Christmas to the deserving of Duiunt
Durant Chapter No 42,
Knights of the Ku Klux Klan,
by Order of the Eminent Cyclops
INSTALL PHONES IN THE
NORMAL ADDITION
The fight, started by the Cham
ber of Commerce last summer to sc
cure adequate telephone service for
the citizens of Durant, is now show
ing results in the fact that the Tele
phone Company is installing tele
phones in the Normal Addition.
When appeals to the Company fail
ed to get adequate service for our
citizens, the Chamber filed a com'
plaint with the Corporation Commis
sion and on a representation made
by McPhcrrcn & Cochran, attorneys
for the Chamber, the Corporation or
deied telephones installed in the
Normal Addition and ordered the
Telephone Company to report in re
gard to the cost of installing other
facilities. The telephones now being
installed are a icsult of this order
and it ib hoped to sccuie telephones
in other paits of the city where they
iie needed.
The Company has now filed a com
plaint with the Corporation Com
mission asking for increased rates and
a hearing in the matter will be held
in the State Capital Building on next
Tuesday, December 20. The City will
be represented by City Attorney John
A. MacDonuld and the Chamber by
C B. Cochran, of the firm of Mc-
Pherren & Cochiun
STORES WILL BE OPEN
NIGHTS TILL CHRISTMAS
According to a canvass made by the
Chamber of Commerce, practically all
the stores in Durant, selling Christ
mas goddds, will he open nights until
Christmas.
This is done in order that folks
may have an opportunity to shop
after supper, a great convenience
Land one appreciated by lots of people,
especially those who have to work
during the day.
The merchants also ask that the
town people shop as early this week
as possible and as early in the day as
possible, or after supper nights that
they may get better service and bet
ter choice of goods. There usually
a rush of out-of-town shoppers in the
afternoons and doing this will help.
OIL TEST BEING MADE
IN ATOKA COUNTY
FRIENDSHIP BANQUET GIVEN
THE DRS. COLWICK
Tuesday night of tin-, week, ut tin1
Atuood, was given a Friendship ban
quet in honor of Drs O J and Jus
T. Coluick of this city, attended by
about onc-hUndred of their friends in
the city and wives, making the total
attendance .something like two-hun-died
The affair was in the nature of
a surprise to the guests, they know
ing nothing of the plans, until they
and their wives were ushered into the
dining room and found their friends
already seated at tables
The affair was gotten up to show
appreciation for the woik and accom
plishments of the guests since they
have been residents of Durant. A
nice program was rendered, inc-lud
ing several speeches.
COUNTY'S CONSOLIDATED
SCHOOL A BIG SUCCESS
Atoka, Okla., Dec. 21 Thad W.
Ward and Associates of Quincy, Illi
nois, have spudded in their Well No
1 on the Butler-Wylie-Rainey farm
in the Northwest quarter of the
Southwest quarter of the Northwest
quarter of Section 8, Township 2
South, Range 11 East, Atoka Coun
ty These parties have 2,000 acres of
oil and gas lease which cover most
of the Segregated Coal land in Ato
ka County, lying adjacent to the
Lehigh-Midway Coal mines This is
the first well ever drilled in this part
of Atoka County and will naturally
be watched with a great deal of in
terest by the oil fraternity
Bryan county's only consolidated
school is making wonderful progress
according to a report made by Coun
ty Superintendent Cunningham. In
this report Mr. Cunningham says:
"I might state that our only con
solidated school is running nicely
with more than 200 in school every
day. The enumeration this year is
1 275; enrollment, 247; average daily
attendance, zui; z;i in High school;
monthly salary, $r3.r. Last year the
reports from tho districts comprising
the Consolidated school enumerated
252; enrolled 135, and comprising the
daily attendance for the month ending
before Christmas was 100 with none
in the High School The monthly
salary last year was $fi!0."
SOME BOLD THEFT
The petty thieves are getting ex
ceedingly bold in these parts for they
hae tlif gall to Ktcal goods out of
automobiles parked in the business
pertion of the city during business
hour Monday J I.. Whitworth
drove in from Wade in his automobile
Hi. had brought with him a hat which
uhich a ladv at Wade had bought
at a local store, n the lady deim-d
ti exchange it for another, and Mr
Whitworth acted as her agent In the
matU-r He parked his mr on Main
ftreet near First avenue, and while
he ate his lunch someone stole the
lady's hat out of his car
WARMACK NEW MASTER OF
LOCAL MASONIC LODGE
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The Durant Masonic todgc room
I was crowded to capacity last Thurs-
tday night on which occasion tho an-
fnual election of officers was held, and
when Wallace M Wanniuk, past year
Senior Warden of the lodge was ele
witeil t the post of Worshipful Mas
ter Robert Miilnhy was promoted
from Junior to Senior Warden and
Tom Nesbitt was selei U-A Junior
Warden Clyde Scott, secretary and
S:iim Stone, Treaiurer, were both re
elected Dr J II. Kny has returned to Nash
ville, where he taVes i"lul work In
the hospital nt Vanderbilt University
for some six months He expects to
return within a year
FOUR BOUND OVER ON
AUTO THEFT CHARGES
Four men, charged with complicity
in the theft of three automobiles stol
en from Durant, were bound over af
ter preliminary hearing before Jus
tice of Peace W. S. Archibald Friday
afternoon and Saturday morning.
Chas. Mulky and Claud Cranfield
were held for the theft of Noble
Bennett's Ford, Roy Rorie and Edwin
Glass were held for the theft of C.
G. Johnson's car, and Claud Cranfield
was held on a second count for the
theft of II. S. Connell's car, stolen
last August. The bonds of Rorie
Mulky and Glass were set at $2,000
and Cranfield with two cases against
him is held under two bonds of
J2.000 each.
ACHILLE MASONIC LODGE
ELECTS NEW OFFICERS
The regular annual election in the
Masonis lodge at Achille occurred
last Wednesday night of last week.
The following officers were elected:
A. W. Barnett, W. M.j J. M. McPher
son, S V.; A'. W. Lemon, J. W. Hen
ry C. Seagraves, S. D.; W. M. Mof
fitt, J D.; H. W. Klostermann. Scc'y;
W. F. Potts, Treasurer; J. C Bain,
Tyler.
MARSHALL COUNTY SUSPENDS
DIPPING INDEFINITELY
RAISING FUNDS
FOR WAR CHEST
Committees Raisin $5,090 For
Year's Work of Charities, Pub
lic Health Nurse, Red Cross
And Soldiers Relief
The local Community Chest pUa
is going over big according to reports
of committees that started the work
of getting pledges Wednesday, ad
there now remains no doubt that ths
needed $5,000 will be easily subscrib
ed The so called Community Chest
plan includes the raising of funds
needed for the year's activities of
the United Charities Association.
Soldier's Relief. Public Health Nurs
ing and the American Red Cross.
The estimated needed amount is 5,
000. Committees are securing signed.
pledges, calling for the payment of
so much money, payable In twelve
'equal monthly payments
During times such as we havj
passed through and are now passing
through, the demands made of Cbari
tible insttitions are greater than ever
and the need of funds is therefor
more pressing than in the flush
times that are now history. That the
people of the city realize this is evi
denced by the liberality of donatioas-
A recent ruling of the County Com
missioners provides that dipping in
Marshall county shall be dispensed
with, for the present. This is because
funds for the purpose have been ex
hausted and the county is unable to
finance the winter dipping. King
ston Messenger.
NEW INDIAN FIELD CLERK
A. L- Erwin of Poteau has been se
lected as Indian Field Clerk with of
fices in Durant. succeeding former
Clerk Ben F. McCurtain, resigned
Mr. Erwin has been clerk at Potesa
but that office has been discontinued.
Mr. Butler, of Sapulpa will be as
sistant in the office
HT0KK OPKX KVENIMJS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
GIFTS OF
DISTINCTION
Useful Ideas Predominate
The (Sift (hut will bring most joy and appreciation this
Yulettde will be-
The Gift That is Needed
We have given much time and pains in selecting mich
things that are practical, dependable and can be used.
The Perfect Gift of Furs
Taking the advantage of the big decline in furs last week
we hud our furriers send uh a nice selection of the new
low prices, and have marked all others in proportion.
Win. .Inckiuan and Allirechls Furs ure Well Knouu
tfunruiitccd Furs
Choakcrs from . . ..
Scarfs and Neckpieces
Fur Coats from
Children's Furs from
97.85 to 930.50
. 910.50 to $85.00
905.00 to 9285.00
... IM.7.P to 014.00
Silks and Silk and Wool Hose
No woman has enough pretty hose, and nothing is aa
necessary to har good appearance.
Silk Hose, one or more In Holiday box, all well known
brands from 08c to 94.95
WOOL and SILK and WOOL HOSE In UNSHKINKAULE
good fitting shapes, In the new Leather shades both rib
bed and plain, .. 91.50 to 13.50
Parses, Bags and Leather Goods
Make lasting practical pleading gifts in all the Inteat of
colors and shapes 91.85 to 99.85
We Have Hundreds of Others
Like Klmonas, iluth and Umnglng Hobcs, Corset Covore,
HrasHiers, Silk Underwear, Kid lilovcs. Umbrellas, as well
as niiin Household gifts like Linens, llluukets. Counter
panes, Table Uunucrs and large number of practical things
too numerous to try to mention here
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