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The Durant Weekly News VOLUME XXV $NT COUNTY'S ROADS FINISHED viirn- Meeting On Record lor Com' iletlni: N" Hard-Surfaced Honda r Officials Also Favor Flan. A muting of about onc-humlred . i..l!am nittwitno tlfnfl Vtnl4 rVTrn Mx aftrnoon at the court house to Leu- our now hard-surfaced roads. ,ert. cie present citizens living lone w niKj" """ -' - lion t'f the lounty, and when all was sii and done those present were trcti illy unanimous in favoring a jropn-il to complete the construction of the loads. i the situation stands now, uryan count lias laiu inc iounaaiion lor n mod many nines ui miKiuy kuuu fcirhw.is' The wear and tear al ready manifesting itself upon the road-, shows unmistakably that the construction must be completed, if the munty is to have nny hard-surfaced loads after a period of a few tear'" The sense of the meeting was that it is infinitely cheaper and bet ter to finish the roads now, than it would In- to wait three of four years tnd then nave inc enure jod 10 ao over acain. Present at the meeting were a number of government and state liehuay officials, including A. R. th. district federal engineer from Ft Worth and Mr. White, senior fed eral engineer for Oklahoma, of Okla- loma City. Mr. I)sh went on record as favor ing the completion of construction mi stated that he would recommend to the (iovemment mat tne worK Be Jone on a Federal Aid-County basis, farcin both the county and the gov eminent contribute one-half of the tat. Mr. White, also expressed him- rlf as favorable to the plan. Some time ago the State Highway Department, through which all Fed eral Aid for Oklahoma is allotted to nrious counties, went on record as favoring the surfacing of Bryan eounty's highways. It seems now on ly a matter of the county coming icros with her one-half, from the troceeds of the sale of additional road bonds, to insure the commence ment of the work. Brnn county s roads were con stituted in very unusual and trying times. During construction work, the country experienced unusually dry weather, as a result of which the day and gravel used on the roads being built could not be made to work together properly, as a normal amount of moisture is needed for proper results. The result has been ithat nuuh of the ton of the road Blows away in the form of dust, and not cheeked, the roads will within few years at best become a contin uous mass of bumps and holes. Under the process of completing construction proposed for the pre servation ot the roads, the road is irst levelled un with erravel and roll- ti, when asphalt is placed on the op and rolled into the gravel. This rork together and makes a surface ooking like an asphaltic pavement huh cannot blow awav in dust, and Ertich is subject only to a normal ear and tear. DURANT. OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, NOV. 24, 1922 TO STAGE ANNUAL BATTLE UEllE THANKSGIVING DAY Durant and Ada Football Teams To ociue um invairy November 30 On Thankscrivincr ilnv. Hnvnmhn. 30th. an old football rivalry will be settled on the local Legion Park, when the football teams of the Du rant Teachers College and the Ada Teachers College, tangle up to see which has the better team. inis day has been the scene of n game every year since the two col leges were located shortly ufter state hood. On the whole, without re course to the official figures, Durant Buunia 10 nave won more games than Ada, and won them by greater scores. This year Ada has one of the best teams in its history, and Durant, unquestionably has the best team in its history the opinion of some old timers to the contrary notwithstanding. Comparative scores irivn nnmni the edge of the controversy and on ly inc actual game will settle the argument, uoth teams have beaten certain other teams, but Dnrnnt'a wins have been bv much larerer scores than have Ada's wins. The writer, who played the game himself for a number of years and who watches football games fairly closely predicts that Durant will beat Ada and will not only beat them but will outclass them by a wide margin in every stage of the game. An old player. NUMBER FORTY-SEVEN GOVERNOR'S CASE IS BEGUN AT ADA DURANT WINS FROM CADDO IN CLOSE GAME Durant and Caddo high school teams played football here Tuesday afternoon of this week the local team winning by one touchdown in the last quarter of the game failing to kick goal., The locals showed much improvement in form over that dis played in the last game here, and Caddo also has a good team. The score just about indicates the teams' relative strength and training. PAUL NESBITT SLATED FOR BOARD OF AFFAIRS HERE Reports from Oklahoma City say that Paul Nesbitt of McAlester, for mer member of the State Legislature and an active Walton man during the primary campaign, is slated for cnairman or the State Board of Pub lic. Affairs, when Walton goes in as governor. BE WEEVIL CONTROL IDEA SMVLL HOPE FOR OKLAHOMA Stllvvnter Okln. Dnuht as to the BuVctiu-ness and feasibility, in Okla- ioma at least, of the new boll weevil untrol mpthnrl nnnnnnppH from Kainesvillo, Florida, as the discovery n experts of the Florida state plant ward is caressed by W. E. Jack- on, acting entomologist of the Ukla' oma experiment station. It vvnnlrl hn nniiit. nf rnnrsp " ackon said, "to condemn the method eiore i knew exactlv what it is navmt received the Morula bulle- in, although I have been notified nat a conv has been mailed to me u'. judging from Dr. Newells an nounce incut through the Associated Wje- I would say that while the new ncthnd might be n success in Florida, i"unt if, for Oklahoma, it would bo "5' improvement over methods now n iih' Hi- plan, as I understand it is to fmnw the first squaies from the Iant - MiiiR'timo in .Tunc, unci thereby ill hi stnivp mil thn first ernn nf mils. 'I'm nfriiil filrlnhnnin nlnntprs wouldn't iaL much cotton if they "ff the parly squares, for Ok- has to depend on carly-matui-ton to get n'ciop. Further many weevils in Oklahoma ' to l cumin active, feeding "''on plants, for peiiods of ii ty to ninety days befoio re ' the square to deposit their '"I the only way to kill off ' like all the ovci -wintering "ould be to accompany the le ' f "qunies with poisoning. The csm's together would bo too hll fnt OMnknntn .lnntnu ihmk Oklahoma farmers ought " gained not to accept readily the ; l '"I ida idea and, so, postpone .0, Urine h. fil,t ,..,;.,( ..!! at -hould be made this fall." SMALL PATCH; MORE COTTON For ten acres planted to cotton and cultivated intensely to comhnt. hnii weevils, A Miller, negro farmer Jiv ing near Morris, has picked seven Mies of cotton, according to P. M. it",.'. n(-cro demonstration agent miners yield is about twice the average yield in his community, Mann nujrs. Chief Executive Being Tried On Bri bery Charge Wins One Round Of Controversy. What is probably the most inter esting and important criminal case in the State's history, was opened at Ada this week, on a change of venue from Okmulgee county, when Governor J. B. A .Robertson of Oklahoma, came to trial on an indictment charging that he accept ed a bribe of $25,000.00 to permit a defunct Okmulgee bank to remain open for business. The case was called and Judge Thomas A. Edwards of Cordell is trial judge. The State, through County Attor ney Hepburn of Okmulgee county, who secured the Governor's indict ment at Okmulgee, filed a motion to quash the change of venue, assign ing twelve reasons in his motion, the defendant filed a demurrer to the State's motion, and the courn sustained the demurred, thus winning round one for the Governor. The defense then filed a motion to quash the indictment of the Okmul gee county grand Jury against the Governor, and the court announced that he would hear arguments on the motion next Monday. Among the lawyers defending the Governor, is Charles E. McPherren oi uurant. who is a close political ana personal inena ot tne uovemor. ATOKA COUNTY GRAVELLING ROAD IN BOGGY BOTTOM Eleven car loads of gravel were un' loaded at Caney this week to be used in hard surfacing a portion of the Jefferson highway in the Boggy cai gravel is Deing used and sev river bottom, in Atoka county. Lo eral miles of the highway will be hard surfaced. Jack Taylor of Coal gate and C. V. Price of Atoka are in charge of the work. They are also hard surfacing a four and one-half mile stretch of road west of Atoka on the Ozark trail. KEMP CHURCH FINISHED WITH AID OF DONATIONS The News is asked by the commit tee to thank those who contributed to the finishing of the Baptist Church building at Kemp. The committee making the request is W. B. Sears and A. J. Turner. The donations were made by the people of Durant and Bryan county, and included a do nation of $G1.00 given by the Ku Klux Klan. Those who think the Turk should be driven out of Thrace are respect fully reminded that there are no sub marines in the Atlantic now. SCQRES DIE IN MINE DISASTER 480 Men Imprisoned After Explosion in iron urc Aline Near Hurming ham, Alabama?. Many, Crushed One of the worst disasters In min ing history was enacted at Dolmite iron ore mine No. 3 near Birming ham. Alabama Wednesday, in which four-hundred-eighty men were im prisoned, seventy are known dead and at least a hundred more injured. The explosion came without warn ing, shutting of escape for manv men working at a 1,100 foot depth. The dread after-damn killed manv. according to some partial victims of the dread poison gas who fought mcir way out to Iresh air over the dead bodies of less fortunate com panions. One of the most horrible aspects of the tragedy was the crushing of fifty men under the wreckage of "skip" cars. Three of these cars were brok en loo.ie from their moorings on the tipple near the surface by the ex plosion and hurled down for 1.100 feet at terrific speed. Fifty men, mostly white and the more skilled men of the mine, were crushed and mangled under the wreckage of the cars. The full extent of the dead and in jured is not known yet, and rescue parties are at work. BOY ELECTROCUTED BETTER IN SPITE OF BAD BURNS Clifton Colbert Recovering At Given Up Week Ago. Blue. Dr. H. B. Fuston of Bokchito. the attending physician waiting on Clif ton Colbert, 17-year-old Blue young man. who was badly burned by an electric live wire Sunday, November 12. stated to n News representative this morning that Clifton has splen did chnnce to recover. A week ago, four days after the accident. Dr. Fus ton had almost despaired of the bov's life. At that time it was feared that he could not possibly live. Early last week the left arm was amputated near the elbow, and it was feared that the other arm would be amputated, but an improvement was noted, which has continued each day, until the boy gives every indication of making a complete recovery. LOCALS WANT GAME WITH PHILLIPS UNIVERSITY BUTTER FAT BRINGING 43 CENTS What is said to be the highest price ever paid for butter fat locally Is being paid here this week, namely forty-throe cents a pound. W. D. Graham of near Yamaby this week sold Strickland's' station 12 gallons of Cream, which brought him ?17.Q2. W. M. Roberts of near Durant re ceived $12 for eignt gallons. The present price of butter fat is one that yields a splendid profit to farmers who separate their cream from the milk and sell it. PEANUTS BRINGING $1.45 Peanuts were bringing $1.45 in Du rant Thursday morning and quite a lot of the goobers were offered for sale. Last week the price was run up to about forty cents a bushel over the market by a local war be tween a couple of large buyers, whose activities profited the peanut grow ers immensely but drove local buy ers out of the market. CANDIDATE FOR SENATE JOB George II. Wyatt, editor of the Mc- Curtain Democrat at Idabcl, was here for a few hours Tuesday enroute to St. Louis to visit his daughter, who lives there. Mr. Wyatt is a candidate for seargent-at-arms of the State Senate, which convened shortly after the first of the year, and is making a hard fight for the job. AN INSANE MAN SHOOTS BROTHER Efforts are being made among lo cal football fans to match a post sea son football game for the champion ship of Oklahoma between the fast Phillips University Team of Enid and the Teachers College team of Durant, this of course, depending up on the outcome of the Ada-Durant game to be played here on Thanks giving, day, for Durant must defeat Ada in order to get in line for a game with Phillips. Phillips has won every game play ed in the State, springing a lot of surprises. Durant has won all but one, that with Tulsa, which was later ruled out as Tulsa has played sever al professional players, who aro not eligible to participate in inter-school games. Should the matching of a game be successful, and brought here, local fans would get to see a real game of football. PRICE FIXING LEGISLATION A dispatch from Oklahoma City savs that among other things, the legislative program of the Oklaho ma Farmers Union, promises to place all Oklahoma coal mines and flour mills under the jurisdiction of thp Oklahoma Comoration Commission with price fixing powers. The pur- nnse it is. is sa d in the dispatch, to empower the Commission to fix tho nricc of coal at the mines and of flour at the mills. COUNTY'S GINNINGS WILL EXCEED 15.000 BALES Government ginning reports for nMntii.mn n nf November first show that 13.073 bales had been ginned. It is almost certain that the total ginnings of 1922 cotton will exceed 15,000 bales, a better crop than was generally expected. Dexter Guthrie, of Silo At Hospital. His Brother Albert Who. Shot Him Is Still At Large Dexter Guthrie, aged 20 of Silo, lies at the Durant Memorial Hospital, seriously wounded and his brother. Albert aged 30 is at large somewhere in the northwest part of the county, ns a result of a shooting which took place at the Guthrie home near Silo Monday afternoon. The News is informed at the Sher iff's office that Albert had been once niljudged insane and was for a whole year in an asylum, and it is believ ed that his act against his brother is ine act ot a disordered mind. When Dexter was first hrouchfc here for treatment it was believed that he could not survive, hut thn bullet which entered his body, was located and removed and he is im proving nicely. ihe following nccount of the oc currence is sent in by the News ilo correspondent: "Dexter Guthrie, a youthful e - zen of Silo, was shot Monday after noon by his brother, Albert Guthrie, who is thought to be insane. "iicxler had just returned from Silo. His brother, Albert, who was alone in the house, was examining a pistol, and when Dexter entered shot at him twice in succession, but only one shot entered his body. . "After he was shot, Dexter ran from the house and fell face down ward in a nearby cane patch. His mother, who was milking a short dis tance from the house, heard tho shot and ran for aid. "When Albert realized what ho had done, he left the house and walked slowly into a wood nearby. "When help arrived. Dexter was carried into the house ..and given medical attention ns soon as possible. He was taken to the Memorial Hos pital at Durant where an operation was performed. The doctors say that there is good chance for his recovery. "Albert has not yet been found, although some small trace of him was found Tuesday. A largo num ber of men have been searching for him, but so far their efforts havo been fruitless." Doputy Sheriffs Etchieson. Boyd stun and Howard joined by dozens of people of the community begun a hunt for the man, believed to havo gone dangerously insane. At nine o'clock Thusday morning, according to the sheriff's office he t had not been taken into custody. MADILL TO VOTE ON RIDDING THE TOWN OF POOL HALLS -Hk bhii: R lor, on' i" , pirn ron nni.' ee n . V(( Bum i 0 al'P'i) b: F M. M'RSKnv sri is mr. ORDER IN TEXAS 'hi Illllnr, r'lmnh. Nursery Company re- i. r'"V 'till nn,1 .l.li,-n.-,l rl "l M lull i fla... :- n .in 1 r i .i r-1 - .'.Ub. 1.A ... , I, .1.11, 1 .... .111.. "s, Moxia, Texas, oil mag- fru.t ,"'0 orUor f ornamental ; Hen- V lor n,s f,ne "mw nt taffi ".! orl" being valued nt ?3.- Wm 'lanager J. T. Footu of the ir .,"""" leeis very prouu in ,f able to sell this order in view 'ine. uroUs colnl,e",l,n for thc jliMflftMMaUHIMf Shoes and Better Shoes When we say better shoes we mean we have the very best shoes that can oe bought for the price. If there ever was a time when the people need good shoes, shoes that you know will give you service, it is now, for every dollar spent now should have 100 per cent value in service. All of this you get when you buy a pair of GUAR ANTEED ALL LEATHER "PETERS DIAMOND SHOES." Our store is the only place in Durant that handles this shoe and we have a very complete stock for you to select from in Men's, Women's and Children's. FOR WOMEN Black and We show you a dandy selection in Medium and Low heels, leather and our prices are from New Satin Vamp, Brocade Quarter, very best quality at High shoes for women in any style you can think of at Brown colors, both in Kid and Calf $:u., to SWJtr, $5.85 .!.-, MM, S3.5, S3J95, S..7 and HSJt.l Boys' and Girl's school shoes at almost any. price you are looking for and they're all leather too. FOR MEN We have the greatest assortment of both work and dress shoes we have ever shown and our prices for dre.is shoes, most of them any color are now only IJS2..9.7, ,W..5nSVi.., $.. and ,S7.'A7. Of course we have a few priced higher, but in this group of prices you can find most any kind of a shoe. Work shoes that we know will give you service at .... 2.l, 2.0.7, 3.U, $1.l. and $IJ).i REMEMBER WHEN YOU BUY OXE PAIR OF THESE SHOES, YOU'LL BUY ANOTHER, BECAUSE YOU WILL BE SATISFIED. TRY US ONCE. Big Reduction on' LADIES HATS DURANT, SSISIeS "WE SELL FOR CASH AND SAVE YOU MONEY" Try One of Our $1M SUITS OKLAHOMA At the Inst meeting of the city commissioners, n petition with more than the required number of names asking the city commissioners to call an election and bar the pool hals from the city, whs picscntcd and acted upon. Tho commissioners disposed of tho petition, calling an election upon the question nt the next city election held on the first Tuesday in April, at which time every citizen voter of Mndill have an opportunity to cast a ole on the question. Maclill Uccoid. Durant people voted out the pool halls no long ago that there are boys in this city almost grown, who never entered .such a place in Durant. Pool hnlls the world over are the most use less institution known to civilization. The least haimful thing they do is to encourage the young manhood to spend their time in idleness, and countless thousands of them hnve been, are and will be. breeding places for crome of nil kinds. WATCH 7aN DIES OF BEATING AND BEING THROWN IN RIVER William Golden of Tulsa, Okln., tr yeais old, watchman for the city waterworks, died at a hospital there Tuesday from exposure and injuries ren-iveil .Sunday night, when accord ing to the Klmy lie told police when they i cm mil linn, In- was attacked by unknown assailants, who, after beating him, tlnew film into the Ar kansas River fiimi the Tulja luiilgc, LOCAL LIONS MEET VAITGIIT AT DENISON, SATURDVY Twiiilj tight ineiiilicrs of the Lions ( lull of tins i ity, vw nt to Deni mih in i.'iis Satuiil.ty night when they pailic ipatnl in a joint imcting with the Demon Liun ( I tilt The occas ion was tlmt of the official visit of Inli i national I'm- mIitiI I'd V.mglil of Oklahoma ( it, who made an excel lent lutein ss as pail of the program and Mippn niiangccl in his honor. WALTON'S INAI'CIJRA'I ION JIK HELD AT STATIC 10 PAIR The committee on arrnngomc nts fur the inauguration of Jack Walton, as Oovi'irior of Oklahoma on January 7, l!i2.'i has announced that in order to take (are of all the folks who want to conic that the ceremony will ho held out of iloois at the Oklahoma State Pair grounds. It is expected that tin de will bf 100,000 people pICSCIlt Oil tllC IHMlSJOII. n:wi:it vvv vi ii.k The niinihi'i of fat cattle on Okla homa farms on Nov ember 1 v is only ivvii-thmi- of the usual number on farms at that date .Scat city of pa turc, fled and -water fenced large numbers upon the maikct fiom the drouth htm km West and Southwest. A ear shortage has hampered ship ments considerably and forced somo ejj. "".m ure mucii closer iu 3MSH'IHPIHIHfQHHHnSKB?HpvB9llfi7lH9DVHMVQV7fl04BlBQHy53lTQVnin7 ayAWIAWW1BWaa I hhippers to ubf box cars.