Durant Weekly News (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 40, Ed. 1, Friday, October 3, 1913 Page: 2 of 8
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THE TJURAKT W18KLT KIWI
AUTO POLO GAMES
. AT MATE FAIR
World's Most Sensational Sport
to Feature Grandstand.
STARTS WITH ARGUMENT
A- Hsnklmon Originator! Tell of
Beginning of Theta Conteit.
Team at Dallai It on
Dallas. Texas "Auto polo a new
fame out of (he West will be played
fur the first time In the Southwest In
front of the race track grandstand and
at the cominer State Fair of Texas
which opens Saturday October 18 and
Closes Sunday November 2" said Pres-
Idont J. J. Kckford yesterday.
"Contract has Just been closed for six
machines and eighteen men who will
come to Dallas under the direction of H.
A. Hanklnson of Kansas City Mo- the
originator of the world's most sensa-
tional sport It Is declared that this
Tame takes more harum scarum daro
devil driving than any sport ever yet
evolved by man and the enthusiasm
with which It has been greeted by thou-
sands since the initial game In August
1912 assures something out of the ordi-
nary In an entertainment way at tho
com I nor fair. Those who have seen auto-polo
played declaro there Is a thrill
every Instant during tho gamo and an
extra thrill thrown In for good measure
every other Instant. The drivers that
Mr. Hanklnson will bring to Dallas are
master hands and those who know any-
thing of tho art of driving an automo-
bile can not fall but marvel at the
rapidity with which turns are made."
Mr. Hanklnson who was In confer-
ence with the Fair management prelim-
inary to closing the contract explained
that auto-polo originated In an argu-
ment between two automobile salesmen
as to which was the superior driver. "A
race between the two salesmen was
uggested" said Mr. Hanklnson "and
their respectlvo cars were stripped to
the chassis in driving over tho boule-
vards of Kansas City in search of n
good clear rock road In tho country
free from obstacles or Interference a
tin can which lay In the path of one of
the drivers was struck by the front
wheel of his machine. The Judges ac-
companying the drivers and who wero
Bitting on the running boards of the
two small racers began kicking this
can from ono side of the road to the
other each driver following as accu-
rately as possible his aim being to
place his machine in such position
alongside pic can while In motion thus
offering a good opportunity for his
-iJ25rtner to BH fh eond kck nf the can.
- -- followed by ft Rnma of old
'1ms waB -. iia can was
msuiuut'u Simmy in which
very much battered and In which tho
contestants mndo a tie as to driving
ability. Thus was originated what 1
ROW a National sport. Tho following
day a basket ball and a couple of heavy
mallets was purchased nnd an alfalfa
field was selected as nn nrcrm. Tho
thrilling spectacle thai tesultod con
vlnced (hose present myself Included'
In the possibilities of tha sport.''
After tho Initial contest dally practice
exhibitions were held for a period of
flvo months. Various young men wero
Iven opportunities to try out as team-
mates fOr tho dilVerS to act as helr
mallet men. "Many applicants for po--i'.ilons
as mallet men wero tried out and.
" after going through their dally practice
"" those who were more adapted to this
form of snort became accustomed to the
awkward and dangerous positions o
FOUJITH IN GINNING
A report has just been Issued from
tho U. S. Dopnrtmpnt of Commorce
and Labor showing tho cotton ginned
in Oklahoma prior to Sept. 1st and
which showB Bryan co.inty to have
ranked fourth with 217 bales. Tho
ginning by counties wad as follows:
Adair - - None
Beckham- - - - 10
Carter 1 83
Cloveland - 4G
Dowoy l Nono
Oarvlu- - 353
Grady 1 12
Harmon - - 5
Hughes - 533
Jefferson- " 67
Kiowa - 26
Latimer . J 7
LeFloro 1 128
Lo o -60
McClaln ; 44
McCurtnln t 138
Muskogee .. 169
Pottawatomie B s ; - 05
Pud- ""- 2 "u '"
Tulsa -'- 35
All Other 13
i - i in ...
nUIUXT FORTUNATE THIS YEAH
1 Public Health Department
BY DR. J. C. MAHR STATE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH
and' there Is not one of thorn 'who
would not like to bo termed "Gl'ad-
stonlan" and yet they fail to prac-
tico what Glndstono preached Glad-
stone said: "The first duty of tho
statesman is to preserve tho public
"Three hundred ($31)0.00) dollars re- school girl to a happy bride then to i
"ward for Information loading to tho ' a happier mother nnd lator to leavo
arrest and conviction of any party or hor a grlof strlckenod and childless
parties guilty of arson." How often
hnvo you seen this nottco conspicuous-
ly displayed? Havo you evor noticed
nn offer of roward for tho arrest and
conviction of any party guilty of
breaking quarnntlno tor contagious or
infectious diseaso and exposing your
family or your neighbor's family
thereby causing illness or death? All
will admit that health and iU pro-
tection should como first yet tho pub-
lic considers monoy at all times paramount.
During tho past t'.wrty days thero
has been reported to tho Stato Health
Department two cosoa of dipthona
one being sixty years of ago and tho
other thirty-five. Ono of these par-
ties has been handling and selling
milk. Before this patient was releas-
ed from quarantine over 100000 units
nntitoxino was administered. The
other caso was reported by a city
health officer and by tho time tho
laboratory had mado Its report the
party had moved to another town.
Another health officer hunted t.ie
family up and placed thom In quaran-
tine. In this case thero was n histo'y
of chronic sore throat covering a pe-
riod of 'five years. No ono can tell
how many contracted dlptherla from
this Individual during tho past flvo
years. All suspicious throat troublo
chould ho r-nyed on by the Stato Bac-
teriologist. Thero can bo vo harm
done by this examination nnd viry
much good may result boch to the in-
dividual and the public.
widow. All this was caused by tuber
culosis a prdventablo disease. Threo
What Yon Havo Been Looking For
Moritol Whito Liniment is a prep-
aration that gives universal satisfac-
tioln In every instance whore a pain
years ago sho was married and last W"er and hcnlor is needed. Wo do
year sho burled hor husband a victim not Relievo you could get a botter lln-
of consumption. Tho baby less than mnt nny Vricc. Corner Drug
a year old soon followed tho fathor to Storo. Durant Ok. Exclusive Agents
tho grave. At tho tlmo of tho mar- Adv. tf.
rlago both parties woro in good health. I " .
a . . ;nnnH him I Th" NeW8 nnkn8 arrangements
UUlilU UUU IU OUIUU " wiwvi
to consumption. It may havo boen in
his placo of business possibly on tho
streets. Ho had to contract it from
somebody. The baby born was with
a low power of resistance and con-
tracted tubercular moninglt'j from tho
father. Does not this mother havo a
right to bellovo that life has cheated
her; that sho has paid too big a iprlco
for two or threo years of happiness?
to handle almost all loinis of legal
blanks whoro thoy may bo secured
within tho next fortnight In largo or
rmnll quantities. In addition to legal
blanks Tho News will also deal In
typewriter ribbons for Oliver and Un-
derwood machines and will carry a
small stock of typewriter and pencil
carbon papers. Adv."
Four years is a short stretch of time
but it was enough to chango the llfo
of a young Oklahoma woman from n
Mrs. Madeline Forco Astor widow
of tho late John Jacob Astor who per-
ished with tho Titanic is said to havo
spent between $40000 and $45000 for
modlcal attention alono for her baby
at birth. Tho great Stato of Okla-
homa only spends $20000 a year for
the protection of tho health of nearly
2000000 people Divide this amount
by 40000 tho number of babies born
in Oklahoma in a year and seo how
llttlo Is spent in tho protection of
your baby If it is ono of tho 40000.
Statesmen like to refer to Gladstone
Oh you Calomel get out of tho way
nnd let Grigsby's Liver Syrup do the
work purely vegetable ask the Cor-
ner Drue Storo.
To Cure a Cold In One Day
Cough and Headache and woika off the Cold.
Druroitt refund money U It falli to cure.
H. W. GROVE'S signature on each box. 23c.
vHI anneal in thraii who Bra careful I
nnnt niiairtv-thoaii who. demand an I
honeat packaco for their money. Wa I
advertise that every package of car I
bo they do. WetnsUtuponyouwelgn-
inn our nrauact aa wcji aa ouiermanu-
faeturom. Wa want you to know-vo I
want you to buy the beat Macaroni. I
Spaghetti and Ready Cut that money I
can buy. Wo want you to buy ourl
products "Tht Eat I Brand" bo-I
cause of their unusual good quality and I
that you know you get -absolutely i
wight. Your grocer can supply you. I
McAltrier Mictrtcl Factor McAItrter OUa I
22 OUrtrmt Undj mad
. ua-tu j
Will cure your Kheumntdsm
Neuralgia Kendacnes Cramps
Colic Sprains Bruises Cut" and
Burns Old Sores Stings of Insects
Etc. Antiseptic Anodyne used in-
ternally and externally. Price 25c.
Tho merchants at Durant and othor
towns of Bryan county appreciate thU
honelne on to tho side of ft tmnVi rnc.lvonr the lnfluenco of tho farmers
Am? niitn-nnln car n ...toi.iinrr n tiAnv
Jsrthrco.mvu mnilet wlille tho car was
"Toms at full Bpeed" said Mr. Hnnkln-
Ion "In Aungust 1912 the first gams
drew In Kansas City and the third gamo
drew an aurnaance ui d.vuu ..
on uuBlurBS conuiuon
Bryan county has shipped mord than
one million bushels ot oa8 tWs ycnr
at nn average price hj forty centa per
nff iinnUlnnnn explained that auto- I buBhelt Five hT.ndrpjl nr havo been
tfleyedpey.oPdrl0con08.eunt."finUo horn Durant. and the others
tame. In the event of a tie scoro at tha from Caddo Bennington Bokchlto and
WHY NOT 9
KC is pure. KCishealth-
iiii. Jt really does make
lighter nicer biscuits cakes
and pastry than the old
fashioned single acting
jl A"d oU P ohV f rf price for it
- No baking poWef fehould sell for more
CITIZENS LOAN & REALTY CO i
RHAL ESTATE LOANS FIRB INSURANCE AND SURETY BONDS.
FARM LOANS A SPECIALTY.
8 A. TVnALE President.
SG L. C9I Secretary.
MAKE THIS BANK YOUR
Timing the Bryan County Fair
V. October 14 15 16 !; '.
The Quarantt&cl State Bank
E. C. Million. Pres.
A. U. Thomas Vice-Pres.
Oreen Thompson Cashier.
Goo. H. Harris Ass't Cashier.
CTAe 7tmln4ton Cuhj
rZ tho firth neriod. an extra perl3
ot periods may be added until one end
fcas scored a winning; point over their
opponent. Tho beauty of a contest of
this sort Is that jio two cames are alike.
'Each one Is entirely different from tho
preceding one" said Mr. Hanklnson
"therefore much more lnterestlnc. than
automobile racing aeropianinu motor-
cycle racing or In fact most any other
sensational form ot amusement." .
Several of the original play?r In
auto-polo are now on a tour of the
-world. Eighteen players after making
a tour of the big fairs of this country
will spend three weeks In Cuba four-
teen weeks In South America five and
one-half months In Europe returning
to the United States for one year's en-
OTitrompnt nt the Panama Exposition.
Auto-polo games will be played la
front of the grandstand between tho
harness and running events. Each pe-
riod will last ten minutes which will
take up tho Intermission between tha
horse races. There will be something
-doing every minute In front of the
grandstand this fall.
Tho merchants at Durant havo for
soeral years been encouraging the
growth of long staple cotton and this
year quite a llttlo hit ot long staple
cotton will be produced. Tho cotton
crop In Bryan county Is botter than In
other sectlon3voi tno suite T t
Corn did fairly well and knflr and
peanuts havo done exceedingly well.
Altogether merchants of Bryan county
nre Inclined to be optimistic and aro
completing an organization of tho
Brynn county branch ot tho Eastern
Oklahoma Agricultural Assoclatloln
with considerable Interest. Tho Re-
FARMERS' DAY AT FAIR.
President Peter Radford Predict! an
Occasion of Unusual Intereat.
Dallas Toxas "Wednesday October
S2 will be Farmers Day at the twenty-
eighth annual meeting of the State
Fair of Texas at Dallas which begins
c...ir rirtnher 18. and closes Sun
day. Novembcr 2. Peter Radford
oresldcnt of the Farmers Union of Tex.
as and manager of the Farm Life
Commission Is in charge of the details
as tho day will be observed under the
auspices of these two organisations.
wnl nurnoso Is to secure a "get-
together" meeting of the real farmers
and real business men of the stato.
-That Is our aim and purpose and the
two organizations which I represent
will endeavor In every wav to make the
dav a success from an attendance
standpoint as well as from the bene-
fits that will accrue to those taking
part." said Mr. Radford. .....
Prominent men have been Invited to
take part In tho program among them
Secretary David F. Houston of the
United States Department of Agricul-
ture "Wo are very anxious to have
Mr. Houston In attendance at the Joint
meeting or larmers uhu uuuucn men
aald Mr. Radford "and an address by
Mr Houston will be of Intense interest
to every practical farmer In the state."
Other prominent men who will take
part In the program are C. S. Oarrott.
president of the National Farmers-
Union; L M. Rhodes president of the
Farmers' Union of Tennessee; Judge
g A. Lindsay o' Tyler Tex. chairman
of the Farm Life Commission; VI. T.
...i-niiir nt nnT.eon. Tex.: B. A. Cal
vin of Houston Tex.; N. A. (Qus) Shavr
of Texarkana Tex.; Henry E. Webb of
Upland Tex.; Joseph Hlrsch of Cor-
pus Chrlstl. Tex. chairman of the ag-
ricultural committee of the Texas
Bankers' association and ex-Prcsldent
Chamberlain of the Texas Bankers as-oclatlou.
Calomel Calomel you cannot stay
for Grigsby's Liver Syrup has shown
us an easier way aslt tho Corner
Thi it a prescription prepared especially
for MALARIA or CHILLS &. FEVER.
Five or tix dotes will break any cafe and
if tsken then at a tonic the Fever will hot
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