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?rt " u'i'V"sii -J1 it fotr,f -.- -- if-fc" "-viwy The Durant Weekly News VWWfHiy K "vol I ME XXV DURANT, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 1922 FIRE THREATENS BUSINESS SECTION rutFM KESUCES MAN IN AN FlIMA MORNING FIRE THAT pj-NlKOlS PIVE BUSINESSES V.VII I) IMAGES OTHERS at three o'clock Tir. (h-lO-ered Mondu morning, in the Barbershop , ( ha- W i '-ox. on second avenue jjst iui h :' Main, destroyed three i,,ii,iini: wined five businesses. nater a. l -moke damaged two other bj.j.c,.., .mil buildings, and for a iriK' .' i '''d e entire business j,.;r. i I"-1 city ea-t of Second hn,i. ,im1 i.oiin oi jiuin sireei, en- HEADRICK MURDER TRIAL ON IN DISTRICT COURT Father Of Boy Who Slew Odell Stin son Will Know Fate Soon District court Wednesday morning took up the case of J. M. Headrick. charged with murder in connection with the act of his fifteen-year-old son. Ben Headrick, who slew Odell Stinson. another young boy, which killing occurred on the Jim Wooley place near Wade. September 8, 1921. MANY DEAD IN FT. WORTH FLOOD FIFTY-NINE REPORTED DEAD OR MISSING. BUSINESS SUS PENDED. GOVERNOR OFFERS STATE RELIEF. tailing 0)0 The t fire u id ma. . sent " baiuir..' B.I. As the result of tremendous rain A jury was secured for the trial of Iwhinh h raii,r.u .,.., .i.. the case without difficulty and the inches. Trinity river is on the worst defense was expected to conclude its ramnaire in fifteen vnars nml Ft. testimony some time Thursday. Worth is a serious flood victim of when the arguments were to be made the laging waters. Up to Thuiv-day and the ca-e turned over the jury, morning fifty-nine people were un- iiii: i-.w-uL-ui.uu n ucmjr conuucieu accounted for and are believed dead, by the county attorney, assistant! while thousands of others, living in Stanley William, assisted by C. C. the low lands are homeless and the Hatchett. Walter J. Turnbull. former biects of ehm-itv. hiivlm inst nil i, nrooablv the hardest c:ount1' att0-'. repie-ent.- the do- their earthly possessions in the ,. thai the city has had ,enannt" floods. r When the depart-! According to young Headrick's Dallas is more fortunate than Ft. it.-, quick run, the three ' story, told after hi- arrest, the Stin- Worth, although the river between i,..d hv B. C. Birchf ield. . M"1 hoy had been abusing him, over Dallas proper and Oak Cliff is moic mil V L. Downincr. everv- talk that was alleged to have been than a mile wide and ha-, inundated thirK bc"eir tne roar oi tne corner i """ .-... uiuk a yumi Kin i mc immaunui ui m.-n- uuu uinui uuu rw S i and Sauls' barn was a neighborhood, and that after an at- dreds from their homes in the low Mother, n mass, with mas-es ofi8-- Stinson, he claims, took his ground. ittle blaze that could bei"u--e "" iIU' " " -"a- ne naa ftcdne.-duy night Governor Neff to walK home. Arrived at home, offered state aid to the stricken young Headrick said that his father, communities, but it was not believed now being tried, told him to go get it would be necessary. Business is his horse, and that as he went back, practically suspended at Ft. Worth after having procured his shot gun, ami an business men and other citi- that his father followed him. Shortly, zens have volunteered for relief the killing occurred. The father was arrested charged with murder in connection with the killing. The boy will probably not be tried at this term of court, it is said at the court house. BOWLES REMOVED FROM HIS OFFICE MAYOR FOUND GUILTY ON ONE COUNT IN DISTRICT COURT. WILL APPEAL CASE TO HIGH ER COURT. PROHIBITION A FAILURE ACCORDING TO GOVERNOR Executive SajH Hootch Can be Pro cured Anywhere By An) body Enforcement of the prohibition laws in Oklahoma is a failure, says Governor Robertson. He declares one can get "hootch" in every county in the state. "The jails of every county are fil- Mayor R. P. Bowles of Durant. let- witn men thrown in for offenses was tried in the District Court this i aKalns- the liquor law," he says. week on five accusations of the re-'"an( '"-' Jal's which are not full, cent special grand jury, and was ought to be." The sheriffs and the convicted upon but one of the counts, county attorneys are trying to en Special Judge B. C. Logsdon of Mari- forco the law, but the people make etta. immediately removed him fromlIifluor faster than the peace officers oftue peiinaneiitly as a result of the can moan it up. vonlu-t. Utterback & MacDonald, at toines for Mr. Bottles, made a mo tion for a new tiial and the motion facts known and will leave the an- being denied, gtive notice of appeal . swor U) thc people. Mr. Bowles was accused on five t .uils by the grand jury. One count auucd him of embezzling S818.."0 NUMBER SEVENTEEN MUSIC FESTIVAL WEEK IS ENJOYED. MADAME SCHUMANN - HEINK CONCLUDES WEEK'S FESTI VAL AT NORMAL AUDITOR IUM THURSDAY NIGHT The governor has no corrective measure to offer, but wants the .128 AUTOMOBILES RECORDED IN BRYAN COUNTY smoliC Vet found I'lu' -cat of the fire could not it loca'td and hence the lire was hard fitrht The water main at Second ami Main Could not be un locked 'o attach the motor pump, and the firemen had to go to the Baptist church lomer to get lorce. finally four line- of hose were pouring tons of water into the three burning build ings and the fire was literally drown out It is probably good fortune that jome li'-X's were not iosi in me lire. which gained headway in the inter ior of i- building pretty rapidly. is fii vveie -leeping upstairs. Bob Poml owner of a restaurant Tnere was 223,004 motor vehicles in Oklahoma at the close of last year, according to statistics just CADDO MINISTER PUBLICLY APPROVES TnE K. K. K. Wednesday evening Rev. Naylor work, while the American Legion members were used as special police to help care for any situation that might arise. A forty-two foot rise on Trinity, the highest since 1908. and com ing rapidly, caused the trouble. Numerous north Texas towns and cities are damaged by flood but the loss of lives is practically all con fined to Ft. Worth, it is reported. .,. i .i ui-i. u-j i i.. :.... ' h ;Z,Z and hit a timcl' subct when he -TWO CADDO CHURCHES ARE to e-npe .i hi- undeiclothmg, and ! . . .. . . . ,, . nnW t-i- i.-i.tv t-i s -..-. .L . ..11 -. U- .-.. tut s"'- .'"." t"' - I" J "- ' IllMl 1U IVKJ lL.IJ.S. IWJIW wa-i ui'.n iv to the sill of the sec- l the Ku Klux Klan. There are many Caddo received it first visit from the Ku Klux Klan Sunday night. Ten ond -i.r ii.Mir.iom window crying. .. ,.,. , . . tW ,,. ho for he. vMi-n tinman Skcet Atk.n- cor).cctodand which'the courts can. talhVJn.;, dense at the not or do not rcach- 0ne reason is,mbe.s of the klan lobed in their S.J r, nb wasafraTdtoletlthat the courts do. not ahvays a,tow white costume-, visited two of the eoand'i.op th it- eet to ! the aS- allf ih? .W lV- ZT l f thf IS ht ? .' . . . nut: heintr hedired about bv nrece-1 .nn-. no nf ilin First MpthnHist line a- he did not Know tnat tne awn- , ' . , . " :t!. -.:,.,,,,! .'" ": V,T :L! ... " " x,... ueui. aim jckui ic.-iiiv.i..ii, munn icnuicn. ana wnue me pastor, ncv I ... (...! Lidliml nnrl Imwncenrl ntsjfl T. .f . 1 . i 4 ..!. iL. rs tt.i- -Mil there In U'e jlf ril'i bedrooms over his a'-'.u'unt )ji men were sleep- Iing, Mr I'hiis-Man his son. a man aamtd Ui- and Shorty Barry. The-i al! e a.i.'d without difficulty. Al'linuch mi- hojr was early in the Imornuii. tne new, that a serious fire wa, ii pi ji.'s, quickly spread and hmdieii- t i!.im. were on the busi ness stue'- i ii.'kly I' uppi.i i ..rtair. that Saul's birn and ( irnor Dmg Store o'il.l t'j ,i.i nad boti. these struc Itun a.fc'h n it l- doubtful if th dcp.ii tniM - iould have stopped hhe tilazi .ii' th entire block was weitiuvnl Ilird work from four direction -i.jbled the department to korfim 'hi f.i-e to the three buildings it) which ' -pread quickly from the oaiber hop. The los-p-i to buildinirs and con- I tents oi tenants together with in wran.e ha- been reported to the Newt -ubstantlallv as follows: V I, Downincr RiiiMmir. Inss ahout 3.000 msiiran'-e $2,000. John ,cn !v n.ik-rv. loss nhn'jfc 112,500 Lee Woifoiil rditanr-nf !.,- ot-fti,- Ill.OOt), msuranp isnn -' L. Cook hlliMint-' Inac nt-nnf $3,000 Insurnni-rt J1.iVil J S Street -hoe shon. loss larce- w water ami smoke damage, but pro- r"t ranipiete lo-,s of about $5,000. 'n insurance of $2,700. U0b Tomli- rpst.nnrnnh. lnaa nhmtt 1.000 ms'jranr r,nn B C BirchfHd, building, loss $3, ' In-urance $200. Chas Wilcox barber shop, loss Wiplete inVPntirw rf ih-n anlrl tn f W.TOll fnsuranrp Ji.ROO. Comer Drug Store, smoke and B(T Ovimaf-A aatl'-Yiafa.! nf kAtr-aan SOO and JtJOO. Covered hv insur- (wce . D'er and Le. buildincr orcnnlpd hv Umer Drue Store. nrnhnM HnmnirP P north wall, which cannot at this "ne De e-timnH -ommenial National Bank, water --Be e-timated at $500, covered by wnrance. L ' L- Shannon, building occupied py s-ommercial National Bank, some ." damno-a. nnf .,, j.c.ii.u TlAm-. vi. ;?b UVAItltkCljr -vr.il. es being bullied and harras-ed, and Naylor, was reading his text, the .sometimes being made to say tne op-1 white robbed figures marched into posite of what they mean. None of i the church, walked down the aisle us deny that evil-, exist; and who ist0 the pulpit, and handed Rev. Nay there to correct them? Of course. or a letter, which contained 315 ask the Klan is accused of many things jnK that it be used as he saw fit. that they have never been guilty of. i The minister read the letter to the So are other organizations falsely ac cused. When the need for the Klan has passed the Klan will pass. Ameri ca needs a strong body to protect its ideals and principles. Caddo Herald. ANNTAL TRI ANfiULER DEBATES TO BE HELD TRIDAY concretration. Unusual quiet prevail ed as the letter was read out. It stated that the klan endorsed the work that was being accomplished by the church, they were 100 per cent Americans, against law-breakers, and were for everything that was right. The pastor then had "America" sang. The money was turned over to the Missionary Society, of the church, to The annual triangular debates be tvveen the three Teacher's colleges in i -,0 Uf,e( as the women saw fit the eastern Oklahoma will be held :i After leaving this church, the Je Wolford, furniture in four bed wnu. over restaurant, loss $2.50. ' Jl 'fruby, photographic equip- of city funds; nnother accued him of failing to make monthly reports as lequiu-d by law; another accused him 1)1 VnMlit t iniT sfinrttJ 111 cnt'onfAin Mna. - '"-f .- l-v.iv,u,i.v;u .wa Mil . I 1 J es; two other counts accused him of co"'l,- ' ,l" su,u' "'", "f usmg money collected as fines for Partmcnt Oklahoma county had the the piircha-e of supplies for the city. mo,,t' l"'35, and Adalr county the He was found guilty on only one ... of the accusations, that charging him . ryan county was recoruea as nav- Uith f.nili.rn tn n,nt mnnH,l.. ,nnnrtl . Ihg 2,123 (automobiles On Which tflgS to the council for the months. May "lv """ ") "" " "-i -1021 to February 1022, inclusive, as mcnt' Jhis, of course does not in required by law. ' clude the numerous cars all over the t,. I j it j j State whose owners evade paying The case required all day Monday. . . ... .. k ..- - J rn j , ! At . uutUIIiuuiic uiAca vcai uy cui uti " rrSaniau"VCr?'"-account of the poor system of col- ..-. .vmv... ..-WW..J, ...b... , ... lectjng the tax and the small llkll- nouI". 1 1 j -e i.i u-: .J nn IIUUU Ui bUCil UCUIK &UICVU WJ t'Jf If the case is affirmed by the , higher court, this leaves W. A. Frost. I DOCTORS SAY PELLEORA president of the city council, in the, cAn BE CURED EASILY mayors office until such a time as a mayor shall be elected and qualified. .,.- ,)iet rreent- Contraction Of SUNSHINE AND FRESH AIR BEST DOCTORS ANYWHERE; Dread Disease They Say Proper Wholesome Many Human Living Ailments (By Dr. A. R. Lewi Commissioner.) "The six beat Doctors anywhere And no one can deny it Ale Doctors Sunshine. Water, Air, I'ellecrra which has caused wide- i snrnnrl illnist nnd taken a heavv toll Curc-iof life in the United States and many countries of Eutope. is caused pri- 1 n.nt-ilv hv lrirlr nf nniltlnl nroteill III State Health the jint an,j js Doth pn-ventable and curat) e by proper quantities of ani mal i Mitein being included in the diet, in is announced by the United State-i Public Health Service. Drs. Joseph Boldberger and W. F Rest. Exeicise and Diet." These are the Doctors who wrought Tanner, surgeon and assistant sur- such a wonderful improvement in ouriCpon. lespectivelv. of the United soldiers during the war in strength, . States Public Health Service, re carriage, alertness and color. This I porting the results of many years' change was brought about in several ' stud v of the disease, asset ts th.it &v'red over shoe ahP' lo33 I --- u insumnpo Bo- Combs. hoifrn.m nnilh.n. P' restaurant, loss about $100. No "ance. . K. K. K. SHERIFF S'Jit tO Oimf 3V,o rp rr n. r Of .Tof- r, . T" . nWi- ,--",i-0'"- v-ouniy, xexaa irom In th. v Jie of alleKed membership dV" mux 1Uan WM blled late cy in the Sixth District Court. at Durant. Ada nnd Talcquah, next white robbed men drove to the Naza Fnday night. On this date the Du-ireno church, where Rev. Lem Jones, rant teachers will debate East Cen-1 a noted Texas evangelist, is holding tral debaters at Ada, East Central a revival. Here the same proceedure will send a team to Talequah and was Konc through, the minister being the Eastern State Teachers will send i handed a letter, containing $15. a team of debaters here. Promises of help and co-operation The que-tion to be debated at all were Biven the Christian people, and the places is: Resolved. That immi-' commendation for the great and good gration to the United States should j work heing done, was given, be suspended for two years. The jn the letter warning the law debaters at home in each debate will I breakers, it was stated that Caddo handle the negative side of the i ian was 54 strong, and that law vio question. while the visitors will ar- ators should be careful, gue the affirmative side. . Miss Irene Castle. 01 iviowa, ifiiLIi; hLltuui-n twmn iiicnv Bailey Diffey, of Hugo, will debate f SESSIONS ON MAY 12. the Talequah team here, and will ar! gue the negative side of the ques- Friday. May 12. is the last school tion. The affirmative team. wnicnjay for the Durant Public bchoois. will debate at Ada. is Joe Clements., when the summer vacation will be at of McAlester, and Miss Sylvia Harris nand for some three and one-half of Achille. months. Appropriate closing exer- , ciscs will be indulged in by different HOLD COUNTY SUNDAY SCHOOL schools. CONVENTION AT CALERA During this week at the gymnas- iurn of the high schools are some very The County Sunday school conven- excellent exhibits of the various de tion will be held this year at Calera j partments of the schools, and the on Thursday and Friday. May 18 and public. particularly parents of school 19th. 1 children are invited to view them. Every Sunday School in the county The exnibits consist of industrial is entitled to representation; one of-'arti free hand drawing, maps, speci ficlal delegate for each 25 enrollment mens of arithmetic, language and or fraction; elect your delegates at penmanship form all grades of the once and insist that they attend every sch00ls; and exhibits of manual art session of the convention. and domestic science from the high Officers of the association are at hool. work on the program and will have it . ready for publication next week. FARM LABOR UNION HOLDS Bryan County has achieved a place CONVENTION IN DURANT of distinction in the organized Sun-i dav school work of this state andi The monthly county convention of it is the hope 01 me cuumj v...... . tne j.arm moor union is 10 oe nem at the court house here tnaay ana Saturday, and on which occasion the organization will attend to business, and hear what prospective candidates for county office may have to say, in seeking the organization's endorsement. Jack Walton, Oklahoma City's mayor, and the candidate of the Re construction League for Governor, is to speak at the court house here Fri day night, before members of the Un ion and cny others who come out to hear him. millions of our young men in a few months. And what thc.se doctors did for the millions of young American soldiers during the war. they can do to an even gi eater degree for you and me, and for our children if wo will only give thorn a little coopera tion. Science fiee air healing propeities. During the war it was fir-t demonstrated certain wounds healed more rapidly and there was less chance of infection if expos ed to the direct lays of the sun. Likewise, that bright sunshine and forty grams per day of be'f or milk protein in the diet will, for practr cally all 1101 mal individuals, prevent the contiaction of nellegra. The necessary forty grams of animal pro tein are contained in about halt a pound of beef or three pints of milk. Music Festival week has been all that music lovers hoped it would be, and more, notwithstanding the incle ment weather that has kept many from attending the various numbers. The climax of the week's festival is Thursday night, when Madame Ernestine Schumanu-Helnk, the world's gieatest contralto appears at Normal AuditiAium. and for whose appearance all available seats ham been sold out and standing room in gieat demand Madame Schumann Heitik aruved at 12:10 Thursday with her patty. Other numbers ptcsuutcd during the week, and all of which have re ceived hearty acclaim, include: Sunday, 4:00 p. m. Vesper Organ Recital. First Presbyterian Church Mrs. Virginia McAtee. Monday. 10:00 a. m. McClellan'a Music School Recital, High School Auditorium. Monday, 8:15 p. m. Chorus of 500 Voices under direction of Miss Goodman Southeastern State Teach ers College Auditorium. Tuesday, 11:00 a. m. Mrs. Chas. M. Schoonovcr's Pupils in Voice Re cital Southeastern State Teachers College Auditorium. Tuesday, 8:15 p. m. Durant Muni cipal Band Concert Southeastern State Teachprs College Auditorium. Wednesday. 8 '00 a. m. Miss Deck er's Pupils in Piano Recital South eastern Teachers College Auditorium. Wednesday. 11:00 a. m. -Mrs. Mc Afee's Pupils in Piano Recital Southeastern State Teachers College Auditorium. Wednesday. 3:15 p. m Voice Re cital, Mrs. Green Southeastern State TouiIumm College Auditorium. Wednesday. 8:15 p. m. Messiah by Municipal Chorus First Presby terian Church. Thursday, 0:15 n. m. Mrs. Bart lett's Pupils in Piano Recital South eastern Stale Teachers College Audi torium. TI1ur.s1l.1v. 11:00 a. m. Mr. Ball's Pupils in Pian 1 Kei ital Southeastern State Toatlifis College Auditorium. Thursday. 3:15 p. in. Piano Reci tal, Mr. Ball Southeastern Stato Tiwheis College Auditorium. ce has di-covered that pure,, UNKNOWN MAN CRUSHED IN i- and sun-hine posse--) manyl FREIGHT WRECK SUNDAY 1'IIE GOVERNOR BARS KLAN MEMBERS FROM I'HE (.UARD that it may continue to hold its pres ent position. oj . Calera is a live aunuy -"." town; every school there is doing good wark and the people are united in their desire to make the convention this year the best ever held in the county. . . Make your arrangements to at tend; you will get something worth your while and help in the great campaign to carry the gospel of Sun day Schools to every boy and gtri in the county. ( rushed and mangled until he was unrecognizable, the body of an un identified man was tiken fiom tho wreck of a Frisco freight train near Soper Sunday after the train had pure air have a wonderfully soothing 1 jumped the track, according to re influence on drooping spirits andloits teaching here. According to shattered nerve-. And is nothing the trainmen, the dead man and four which will tone up the morale and 1 companions were riding in a freight keep it at top notch like fresh pure! car loaded with cro-s ties. When air and sunshine, which a wise Provi-'the train flew the track, ho was pin dence has given us in such alum- ned by the ties against the end of th rtance car and crushed to death. All the There are many disease., directly ?-her four men were slightly in due to bad-air, close confinement, jurod. lack of sunshine and poor nourish- 'J,, couM not , f(,und. ment. Pneumonia is especially a cmP d , bad-a r and close confinement dis- ani1 so n1 ", " "1 u i thought rr. i t - . u. 1 .- I....I- could not be learned, it is inougnt ease. Tuberculosis is a bad air. lack '-'-'' " . .... . ,., nt th n,i of sunshine and poor nourishment ," :" 7""? ..; .h VhV wreck disease. , , rp..ct: , liM in nn the It is said that no less than twelve, --;"-. '""";. -3,i,v and f" -?--?. fI!rird0ayr0undtilbtne tk SmL uuiuaib ever j ycai 4i n wt-( . , - States. The importance of pure atriPairev- , , . . and sunshine in the prevention and w ..euevea one - cure of this disease is disclosed by 1 car, wno na i the significant feat that death among o- has were nd,.IU. girls from tuberculosis is almost "lyJJ Mh man wa, unin. twice that of boys, because of the ou away beforo being K. lf. ! of'the other occu- LT foul intoVe" lungs" Uth; Pants of the car received a -broken quickest way to poison the Mood-1" t the . stream, and bad blood is the root t - Qne cafe wa thrown from physical disease. track m place, the car3 Finally, the prevention and cure were sma3hPd and rolled together. of many diseases in after all not a.mu en(rine was turned completely medical, but a Mother's problem; for plain nurtitious food, pure air, sun- over. A card later found in the dead shine, rest and exercise, and not drugs 1 matlB pockets identified him as R. E are what are required During the spring and summer months of inviting weather just ahead of us let's give Doctors Air and Sunshine a fair chance to prove their skill. Let's go to the country, to the parks, live In the open, work in the garden, cultivate the flowers. Encourage the kiddies, or better still compel them to stay outdoors the greater part of every day during va cation time and notice the rapid im provement in their physical conditions. J. B. Raines, of the Hughey and Raines Co., was transacting business in Oklahoma City Wednesday. Taliaferro. The card was a member ship card of the I. W. W. CHARLEY PORTER'S BODY BEING RETURNED IIOME A general oiilei duelled specifi cally against the Ku Klux Klan and declining lh.it there is no room in the Oklahoma National Guard for any officers or man who owes an al legiance to any power, secret or ganisation or society mat might be come arrayed against the United States or the Statu ot Oklahoma and its laws has be'ti issued by Governor J. B. A. Rubuitiiin and made public today. The order sets out thai what pur ports to be pioof has been furnihed the Governor and Adjutant General that a number of officers of the guard hold membership in the Ku Klux Klan and declares that no member of the National Guard "can afford to stultify himself or bring the service unib-r suspicion by swearing allgg lanci' to an organization that nt any timo may tome under the ban of tho law and require the services to the guard to .-.oppress." "In such a case." it continues, "tho guardsman would be crucified be tween the two allegiances, tor ne , . .1 0... can not be truu mi 00111 ui ouvo and those who for the time being are it enemies. "There can be no compromise in the matter, and if there are either of ficers or men in the Oklahoma Na tional Guard who have become inyolr- ed by membership in any organiza tion whose purpose anu principles might conflict with their duty to the State and Nation, then he must im mediately foreswear the organization or get out of the guart." PROPERTY DAMAGED BY A CYCLONE NEAR CADDO J. S Porter living near Calera. this county, has received Informa tion from the government that the body of his son, Charles J. Porter, killed overseas, would arrive at Brooklyn, N Y April 24. Charles was killed in action in France Octo ber 20, 1918. The body will be con signed to Holmes Brothers, Durant, Oklahoma. Thursday morning, as the News went to paoss, they had not been advised of receipt Caddo, Okla.. April 27. A cyclone struck in a thickly settled farming community four miles southwest of town Wednesday, doing several tnous ond dollars damage. The home of John Gravitt, as well as several ten ant houses on Mr. Gravitt's plase was badly damaged The home of Mr. Bogan on the B. K Pate farm was destroyed. The house on Dr Net tleton's farm was seriously damaged. CHARGES BOGUS BONDS Representative Johnson of South Dakota charges that there are mil lions of dollars in bogus Liberty Bonds in circulation over the country.