Durant Weekly News (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 12, Ed. 1, Friday, March 22, 1918 Page: 1 of 12
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iol Durant Weekly News
MJIIANT OKLAHOMA KlllllAV MAItril 1XJ II)IH.
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silence (iermnii-. Willi
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state- i" KhkI"""'-
u..t..nii'- li'fiisal. Ill the
i:. iMi.ui iliii-iils to put Into
It.) xiMiit.iry agreement for
lv ln-l" MH'llliaill mill ml- I"
P1 . .. .1... tfnll.wl Ufnfna
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.ii Wednesday iiiKht requl-i
1 jll lUIK'll MUis III niuuiuiii
Al the Slllin lime ureui
taking over Dutch shlp
it.il of 77 shl)s of probably
tons was aitileit 10 i up ini-
Inii'iiiiain iiiihih- . '--UiiiK
Another 100000 tons
Inin i lie allien service ny mo
nf liie.il Hrltiiln. Most of
Kll bi n-cil In Hip rood-cnrry-ip
liriwi'U tl' t'nltetl States
ncan .irlllirry on uu- niui
i.i hi-.iv v attacKeu tne uer-
Ivltli k.is shi'lN ilnrliiK the last
('nut iltirercnt amicKS
numlicil. unit from tho tnnn-
uhlili I bf tinny was suenceu
vltliMit that thpy bad thp ile-
inon Tiii-Mliiy i up cuuiuy uivn-
(i y flri' on (hip of Hip Amer-
.iilmi-. with a 37-milllmetcr
lof kuim from tho cemetery at
nun Tin' Aiiierirnn Kims of
mi' i .in in r (.iniu inui union
tir tiny hail fired fifty shells
nrni.un ran from the position
ok their Ktins with thpin. Tho
:;in nuns turn shelled the vll-
f l.a llayvlllp. where two
ipln4inn. .ipii.ii'Piitly of inti-
stnri'. were caueil
iMtlnii nl I'i'ti'ORrad by tho
Ins f- only a niatler of hours.
in' in illsp.itPhps from Pptro-
Hi" Kiissinn capital Is snld
a-Mliniim n ualtlllK attitude.
and Is not illsplityinR the slightest
slKti of organized resistance.
ConRress Is about to discuss the
Third Liberty Loan und the ques-
tion of making the Third Loan In-
convertible into subsequent loans Is
beinfi discussed. It Is arKticri that
the convertible feature Is responsi-
ble for "depreciation In prices in fi-
The latest draft news Is that the
Uoverninent plans drafting an army
of industrial workers give them spe-
cial training and allot them where
they are needed to meet the increus
Ing demand for labor.
CITY STOPS PAUKINft OK STOCK
CAItS IN STItKKTS
Twelve Automobile Ocalcr Instruct-
ed to CeiiNo tho I'rnctlco
After March VII.
The city through Mayor Ilyntls
has notified the twelve dealers In
automobiles In this city that after
March 21 It will not be permitted
for them to park their stock cars
in front of their places of business
thus using the streets for sales-
rooms for their cars. In the notice
sent to each of the dealers the city
ordinance bearing on the subject
and prohibiting the practice is re-
The practice Is one that has only
been indulged recently to any con-
siderable extent and Is said to ser-
Inuslx' interfere with traffic.
Tuesday afternoon from 2 to 4
o'clock fifty boys from the Durant
High School and from tho South-
eastern Normal frowded Into the
rooms of the new court house to ap-
pear before tho medical examining
board composed of Drs. .1. L. Aus-
tin I). Armstrong J D. Smith and
II. McKlnney. The doctors could not
fini.-h the work In the afternoon
and completed tho examination that
night from 7::t0 to S::i0
Well Dressed Feeling"
GET IT NOW TODAY
and B to $15.00
$20.50 und up.
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$20.50. and op
SKlrts' $2.05 to $3.00.
We can sivc you the well-dressed feeling that all wo-
?n want. We can show yon many stylos materials in
fits and Coats of character and distinction.
Whatever your desires may he. we can please you.
scretion in selection and variety of models has given
tlie linest and most tempting as well as serviceable ar-
of "Sunshine" and "Palmer" Garments that we have
rcr been able to present to you.
See The New Millinery Here
Huj Wnr-Smin;; Stamps We Sell 'em.
NAMKS OF TIIOSK WHO AKK
One llunddtr anil Fifty Who FiiIKmI
to Kill Out or lb-turn Que.itJon
niUn-s Arc In Itail With the
l. S. (ioTcrnment.
The News prints herewith the of-
ficial list procured from the locad
exemption board of one hundred and
fifty young men In the county who
failed to return their questionnaires
to the board as required under reg-
ulations of the selective draft law
and who will shortly be regarded as
The local board delivers to the
police authorities a list of all such
men and at the same time causes
the list to be published in a news-
paper. Within five days after the
giving of the list to tho police and
its publication the men Involved
muht appear before the board and
make satisfactory explanation of
their delinquency. Those railing are
certified to the Adjutant General
for delinquency and tho Adjutant
General then issues orders that they
report for military duty at a certain
time and place. Those who report
within the time prescribed by the
Adjutant General may bo excused
for their delinquency upon satisfac-
tory explanation and upon recom-
mendation of their local board The
ones who fail to report use classed
as deserters and the fixed reward
of fifty dollars is then offered for
the apprehension of those so classified.
Desertion In time of war Is a ser
ious offense. Much of the delin-
quency here no doubt Is due to Ig-
norance and these young men
should get right before they get
themselves In bad.
The list of men with their last
known address Is as follows
Sam JohiiBon. Achllle.
John Wesley Caddo.
Joe Gibson Keneflck.
Ruben Gordon .Mead.
John V. Connelly Hendilx
Claud Laf forty. Mead.
Joe Caran Achllle
Marion O. Moss Durant
Will D. Rusell. Colbert.
Jes-e Tellis. Colbert.
Oscar L. Carger Yarnnhjr
Thomas W. Cutnmlngs Matov.
John Young Morris Kenefick.
Luther W Ounter. Durant.
Thomas Shaw Jackson.
Juan Regan Gunnajunto .Mexico.
Emllls Lopez Caddo.
Fred Turner Colbert.
Alejo Marlllo Guanajuato. Mex.
Howard Archer Achllle.
I'ablln Garlnnado Mexico Mex.
Gabriel Gadlnes. Caddo
F.nuos pinion. Achillp
Silas Jackson llokchito
Antonio Hera! Guanajuato Mex.
John Selby. Hillings. Mont
James O. Rojch Caddo.
Kriu-bt L. Owens. Durant
.1 nun Mnrillo. Guanajuato Mex.
Sam II. Harris. Caddo.
l'edro Sanchor. Caddo
Kstiban Ries Mexico. Mex.
Dave Carter. Ilokchilo.
Jack T. Differ. Calera.
Henghl.st L. Tarkington Spring-
Kiihlhlo Gutlcarres. Talisco Mpt.
John J. Williams. Jackson
William F. Petty. Celeste. Tex.
Gideon P. Lyda Durant
Jessie Williams. Wade.
William II. Walt man. Kemp
James Fulchur Durant.
Thomas J. Mangum. Platter
Wm R Darnell llanty.
Allen G Richmond. Ilendrix.
Tom J Hc.-win Checntah
Phil Medlock. Achllle.
Milburn Saunders Colbert.
Marvin II Troutt Caddo.
Secundlno Dt-Lira Achllle
George P. Waller Durant
Herbert Smith I'tlca.
Horace Pickens Hi-e
George D Cooper Caddo
Xack Lawrence Denlson. Tptih
Hartley W. Ilarroll. Keneflr
Simpson John. Calera
Gregarlce Curd In Caddo
Porflrlo Cortez. I'tlca
Gruver C. Shaw Jackson
Niel W. Stewart. Ilnswell
Wm II Smith. Kenerick
Reyas Perez Caddo
IllAYLKiHT SAVINUS KILL
NOW A LAW
On I.ast Saturday XIrIiI of Present
I Month All Clocks in America
' Musi l Set Forward One
Hour Gaining Ilaj light.
The daylight saving bill was sign-
ed Tuesday by President Wilson. It
puts all clocks forward nn hour on
the last Sunday In March and turns
them back again the last Sunday in
The daylight saving plan will go
Into effert and be .observed without
the slightest disorganization or Im-
pairment of existing conditions. Tho
trains will run as usual and every
feature of dally life Into which the
element of time enters will remain
Hefore retiring on the last Satur-
day of this month the American
holseholder will set his clock nn
hournhead and then may go to
sleep' and forget entirely about day-
light saving until the last Saturday
of October. On that date he will re-
verse the process turning back the
j hands of the clock an hour and tho
j next day the Nation will again run
on sun ume.
In the summer the American man
actually will rise transact his dally
business and retire an hour earlier
than has been his custom but with
his clock an hour fast he will not
know the difference.
The plan's practicability and effi-
ciency has been effectively demon-
strated In twelve European coun-
tries. Advocates of the plan In piesent-
ing their case to Congress explained
that the following beneficial results
would be achieved:
"A great saving of illumlnants
such as oil gas and electric power;
marked conservation or coal. In-
creased manufacturing production is
the result of improvement In work-
ling conditions; general benefits to
the national health because of tli'j
additional hour of daylight which
may be devoted to recreation; re-
duction in the cost of living to some
who can raise garden truck for do-
mestlc consumption and Improve-
ment of the training conditions for
the fighting forces.
and Salvation Army cabin on th-
The whole Idea is that thouhands
of Americans have more thousands
of books of various kinds which
they haw no further use for save
to occupy library space. These same
books will serve to bring joy and
comfort to soldiers hence the Idea
which Is now being handled In u
manner of national scope.
Those who can are usged to de-
posit their books In any one of tho
following named collecting stations
where they will be taken and pro-
pared for Immediate shipment. Thoso
who cannot all with their books at
a collecting station in.iv call the
Normal School librarian over tho
phone when someone will call for
1. Commercial Club rooms.
2 Stone's Drug Storo.
:! Corner Drug Stoie.
t. Normal Llbrarv
r. Post Office.
C. Hellly's Ilookstore.
7. Liberty Theatre.
S. I'resbyterlan College
Deposit your books In any one of
these stations and they will be pie-
pared for shipment to soldiers.
HARRISON .IFAKINK' SLAYF.H IK
oct ox w.ooo noxn
Marvlial Nortticutt of Kenefick Wivs
Grant.! Hall In Habeas Corpus
Hearing Hero Last Friday.
HAISK $1000 H NI FOIt THE
t'OI'NTY'S WAR WORK
Workers Are Giving Their Time Bat
There. Is Some Ncwhhmj Cash
Kippn.se Connected With It.
County Unities to Help.
At a meeting held this woek ky
tho county council of defense It wa
determined that the various pkaaes
of war work in the; county require
the sum ot $4000 for necessary ex-
penses and such a sum was agreed
upon with the provision that aay
left over would be turned over to
the Red Cross when the need ot
such expense money no longer exist.
The hanks of the county are being
asked to raise the sum each being
allowed a specified amount tor Its
own tributary country.
No Item of this fund Is to be ex-
pended for salaries. There are no-
salarles save that the sum total ot
all war work in tho county will re-
quire one combination bookkeeper
and stenographer. Tin; workora ara
not only giving their time at tn
expense of their private affairs bnt
when automobiles are needed or
other means of transportation In-
cluding cxepense of operation.
Town Marshal Northrutt of Ken-
efick. slayer of Harrison Jenkins a
notorious charartpr of Kpnpflck who
met his death In resisting arrest a
few weeks ago Is nut under a $5000
bond charged with murder.
Northrutt wnlvi-rl .in nTnnilntni
trial before Justice Shannon last
Friday and wns bound over. Up thpn
sued out a writ of habeas corpus
before .Indue Hatchet! ami wns al
Northcutt Is represpnted by At-
torneys McPherren and Qnchran.
ATTENTION RESERVE ROTS
All boys who have enrolled In the
tT. S. Hoys' Working Reserve at th
Durant High School and at the
Southeastern State Normal School
Durant Oklahoma and who' have
completed the questionnaire and ie-
cured the clgnature of the parent or
guardian and the witness and who
have passed the physical examina-
tion will report at the office ot the
County Director In tho rooms ot tk
Durant Commercial Association at
3 o'clock ot any afternoon ot thla
wepk and take tho oath ot serrlae
and receive the recruit button.
M. M. WICKHAM
Director Aryan County U. .
Roys' Working noserre.
March 20. 1918.
rilOSK HOOKS THAT YOl' NO
. I.ONKKIl NBKO
All Americans are asked to Join
the American Library Association in
its stupendous task of furnishing
one hundred thousand books every
month to American soldiers In
Frence and Durant and Rryan
county are being worked this week
as part of the National Campaign.
General Pershing has placed fifty
(tons of cargo space at the disposal
of tin- association for the transpor-
tation of books. The books will be
packed In uniform .sized cases bold-
ling about sixty volumes each and
when they arilvp at their destina-
tion will be bolted three cases to-
gether and serve for a bookcase of
'probably one Imndred and fifty vol-
I limes Tho plan Is to place at least
'one such set in pacb Y. M. C A. but
Rpil Cross station K of C building
i Herman O. TJiomas. Durant
lamp-. A. Russell llennington.
I Klam Deere Durant.
' G. Gaslonndo Caddo
Wess Carsner Colbert
William S. Staton Durant
C M llutler Albany
Frank Mreduu Duinnt
James O. Roberts Durant
John W. Gilbert. Durant
I William R. Cooper ft let.
John Ragley. Utlca.
Llmrod Davis Calera.
Mehln W. Thompson Hlui-
Arthur S. Abbott llokchito.
Clifton l.awler Colbert.
Joe K Law-runt c Caddo
Claude Grpenwalt Achllle.
Kpifano Galbergar Caddo
Turn Gienshnw Kemp
Joseph M. linker Durant
llrynn S Griffith Achllle
Sam Haines. Durant
Sam A. Eastman llokchito
Al K Arnold. I'tlca.
Lnnnie W. Younger. Mead
HELP UNCLE SAM WIN THE WAR
Observe the request of the Food Administration to
For Meatless Pny Snls(ilule
We haev: Salt Mackerel. Pickled Salmon. Salt White
Fish Sardines Shrimp Codfish Fish Flakes Cheese
Nuts Heans Peas Potatoes. Spaghetti Canned Corn.
Hominy liaised Heans etc.
For Whfntlcss Day Sulisllttite-
We have: Rice Flour. Soya Mean Flour Corn Meal Roll-
ed Oats Corn Flakes Hominy Hominy (Jrits Rice.
Tapioca. Corn Crackers. Oatmeal Crackers Pearl
DOWNING GROCERY CO.
$15 $17 $18
and up to $25
Some of these were bough I
many months ago: some
-arried over from last sea-
iou but all have quality and
tailoring not to question for
any of which you will pay
'rom 25 to .15 l'er Cent More
on Today's Market.
1 1 s
ALONG WITH THESE WEVHAVE SOME UNUSUAL
SOYS SPRING SUITS
at $5-$6-$8-$ 1 0-$ 1 2 and up
That like the Men's Suits can he guaranteed as highly
as ever. We're increasing and improving our Hoys' De-
partment every season.
Splendid Showing of Wash Suits
$1.00 and Up
Great Line of Rompers at
65c and Up
Hoys' Piny Suits Overalls and Military I'ulforuis
Come and brinir Your Hoy before these unusual values
are picked over for at these figures they won't last long.
1 1 1 1 nun UBANT QKtA V
Wo Sell Wr-SaTlns Stumps aud Thrift .Stomp.
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