The Durant Weekly News (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 6, Ed. 1, Friday, February 11, 1921 Page: 2 of 8
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FRIDAY FEB. 11 1921
THE DURANT WEEKLY NEWS
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FOURTEEN YEAR OLD
FORGER CAUGHT HERE
Had ftrat May of Kaolin Bunk. Tel-
Irr. (iot Avr With leeral
HIuiUk. Hank Morrow
One of tin- slickest check forging
artists yet apprehended In this town
was caught red-handed Saturday by
Hugh Morrow mlng teller nt the
Durant National Hank. He wan a
mall boy fourteen yearn ultl and
wearing: knee pants. He gave ho many
different names I hut the reporter
could not conclude which one was right
so to keep from printing ho many
aliases will omit them all.
Saturday January 29 a boy present-
ed a check to the Durant National Hank
for payment. It was payable to How-
ey BroH. and purported to have been
alned by Henry tlrcen. The boy said
that the Rovvsey Brothers had sent him
to get the money on It. It wan for
Ave dollars and the lad got away with
ft. Meanwhile the first of the month
came Henry On en Bat his statement
from the bank and found this forged
heck where at the cat was permitted
to escape from the bait. Incidentally
tank employees kept a weather eye
nt for the hoy.
Another time during the past week
a' boy presented to the First National
JBank a check for 2.G0 payable to
the Duranl Book Store purported to
Save been signed by Mrs. Ben Lee. A
teller doubted the boy's statement that
Mr Morrison of the Durant Book
Store had Hent him to cash It and
while he wan telephoning about It the
toy made his getaway.
Last Saturday the hoy tried the same
trick on the Uurnnt National ngaln.
Hugh Morrow lUylng teller thought
Be recognized tile boy and sneaked
ut In front and nabbed the youngster.
Officers took the lad In charge.
It Is wonderful how the farmers aro
again taking hold of lire after the
disasters of tie past year like Job
of old tluilr afflictions have been many
not they have remained true to the
faith and the Angel of Hope in again
owing IiIh seed In tludr hearts as
they are iiowlng their seed In the earth.
Blessed hope and blessed earth when
ope dies then the enrlh will cease
to be the mother of us hII and I sup-
aosu wo will all become Bolshevist.
Hero Ih hoping that the fanners will
realize on their crops this year enough
to- place their feet financially on u
nock basis and It can be done by using
a little common sense mixed in with
thrift and cruel economy.
"The pendulum of prosperity was
rowtng furalher to one side than Itt
flas ever swung before prices were
Higher and demand was gi cater than
as aver been kn.wn In the hlHlory of
the world ; many of lis thought It was
colng to continue.
As the pendulum has sw ling back
to the other side It has left us skinned
within a sore toe stone bruises on
ur heels hardly able to go but hcie
we nre again with pep In our heat Is.
ami In our craws and a noug on our
Ups coming over the top like our hoys
did over yonder and- we as farmers are
SdIok to win Ibis year for the pen
dulum has made Its swing and has
cot tn go the other way.
Did! you farmeis ever happen to
think that that you are somewhat
o blam won jour own financial con-
sltlou. Uavp you ever thought about
hat cir you purchased the high priced
tfoaollitc that It took to run It and the
reiallr bills nt the garage. My It was
awfut. Then again the silk shins and
tine stiltH the hoy had to have and
the girl the bills she did make for
oats und dresses hats silk-hose anil
shoes. It makes you wish you had
ULlt money today? but you spent It
' tttinkfnx jou were going In get thirty
cents foi your cotton corn o.its In
Of course mi li.td a rlrfht to buy all
at' tkose luxuries. Just as much so as
(tie banker lawyer or merchant. If
jroui could uffort It. Well its all done
Mw ami you are not going to cry over
upllt milk hut we will all get hack
i to a sane standard of living and every-
thing will come out In the washing
wonmiNfl over ji:vn miiwci:.
Mr. fftinry Ford gets all worked up
ate his Di-urhorn Independent over the
Jews getllrojr. control of things. I.iihi
Week's IhStu- c.uiles a long aitlclc
dealing with tkv fight llmt the Jews
In New York have made for coutiol
af thi New York newspapers and ads
that they have tmcculcd a.iv in the
aostamie of the uw evttiicl New York
'Harold. ' .
Prohably the Jews do ronlioT the New
Yotftc paers They coulinl about
vorytllllltf else In the meimpolis
Perhaps though Mr. Kuril does not
know tnal evtiy newspaper in the
'land from. I've countiy weekly to the
metropolitan daily Ih a constant object
of attack from all kind of people
Who- arn interested either In gettlpg
(something published that Is to their
feenetit ur in hiiiipichkIiib the publica-
tion of something they do not loke.
This aitiialloii Is not confirmed to New
York nor Jews. It is as uuivctsil as
la the ncwspnpm- business.
There Is hardly a week that the
Weekly News Is not begged l "please
v. aot print that article" or "won't nu
BtlnL this for me this week." It is all
ala .atufT as old us Journalism It-
i. self; almost.
Aa a side remark we might add
&Mrt tnn fellow who says the oftenest
that advertising- dues not pay. Is the
JMlow who trys the hardest to get
it for nothing. '
A GENERAL REVIVAL
OF BUSINESS REPORTED
llrnil Tif Lara-rut Dry lioods House la
The World Nn Friers To llr-
tullrrs llnc Ntrnrk The
hiiilin-ns revival which will shortly
restore general prosperity and give
employment to thousands of workers
now- unemployed Is on throughout the
country. James Simpson general man-
ager of Marshall Field & Co. largest
dry goods dealers In the world said
In an interview at Chicago recently.
Mr. Hlmpson expressed belief that
prkes to the retailer and consumer
have struck bottom.
Country merchants Mr. Hlmpson
said have already started to buy
heavily In expectation of a busy spring
'If retail distribution continues at
Its present rate there Is no question
but that the textile mills of the coun-
try will be operating to capacity In a
very short time a condition which
will materially aid In restoring general
prosperity" said Mr. Sompson.
Mr. Simpson said the month of Jan
uary showed excellent distribution of
surplus stocks held by retailers In all
parts of the country.
'This was backed up" he said "by
the Increased number of orders which
have been received during the mouth
and by the large number of retailers
who have visited wholesale houses.
'Merchants say that their stocks are
In a healthy condition and that they
are In a position to continue placing
orders In considerable volume. Sub-
stantial orders for spring merchandise
are being1 received and some lines of
cotton goods ure already sold up."
f'OLREHT HOME Bt'ltM'.U
tiliA minnninil in liava ntnrfiwt frnm
nn oil stove totally destroyed Die home
of Mrs. Cecil Hamilton at Colbert last
Friday afternoon nt six o'clock. Noth-
ing was saved from the conflagration
and Mrs. Hamilton carried very little
Insurance It Is said. She Is postmistress
SENATOR MrFIIEHREX HERE
State Senator Charlie Mcl'herren
came down from Oklahoma City Fri-
day night and spent Saturday In Durant
attending to business matters.
rettkr to mention .vtiu:
A Pennsylvania country editor lieard
of a scandal concerning one of the
prominent business men In his town.
He proceeded to "write up" the affair
omitting the name of the man vliom It
concerned. The day after the publica-
tion of the story there were Just FIVE
prominent business men of the town
who thought the story was a slap at
them and all entered protests. The
editor Bald that next time he would
mention the name and save trouble.
PREPARING FOR ANNUAL
TRACK AND FIELD MEET
Twelfth Annual Inter-High Hrhool
Meet Im April Eipeetrd To Draw
Contestants From Fifty
The twelfth annual Southeastern Ok-
lahoma Inter-high school tratjt and
field meet will be held this year on
April H IS and 16 1921 In Durant
under the auspices of the Southeastern
State Normal school. Last year thirty-
five high schools sent competing teams
and this year with a few new added
events It Is expected that more than
fifty high schools will enter.
In addition to the track and field
events many educational contests are
held. The boya' quartet glrla' glee
club and orchestra contests will be
held on April 14. The violin piano
boys' declamation girls' glee club and
county spelling match will be held on
A tennis tournament will be held In
connection with the meet beginning
The Javelin throw has been added to
the track and field meet making four-
teen events In all.
Silver loving cups are given wlnnera
In orchestra quartet glee club ten-
nis and track. Gold medals are given
winners of first place silver medals
tn winners of second and bronie
medals to winners of third places In
each of the other contests.
The meet will be under the personal
direction of P. F.. Laird of the South-
eastern State Normal school who orig-
inated the meet and has had charge of
it every year since Its organization.
LEAGUE IS NOW READY
Everything Settled at Ornl.oa Meetlag
llurnnt Incited In And Mast An-
nrr Quickly If Hhr Wonts In
The Texas-Oklahoma Baseball Lea-
gue settled on Its opening and closing
gnmes at a meeting held In Denlson
Texas Sunday. It Is proposed to open
the season April 1! and close on
Labor Day with double headers on
Labor Day and on the Fourth of July.
C. W. Batseil of Shennun was elected
president and II. M.' Oray or Denlson
secretary with Ccrrslcana. Cleaburne.
Paris Bonham Denlson and Ardmore
forming the league. Invitations are
out to areenvllle and Durant. They
must give an answer within n short
time In order to become members.
A date was not set for the next
meeting this being entirely up to the
president. Doak Iloberts president of
the Texas League will be osked to sub-
mit playing schedules. The board of
directors will be formed from the
presidents of the clubs In the league.
RESERVE GOVERNOR NAYH
FINANCIAL CRISIS PASSED
BEX LINUSEY MUST PAY FINE
The United States Supreme court has
held that Judge Ben Llndsey must pay
the fine of $500 assessed against him
by u trial Judge for contempt of
court. Judge Llndsey had declined
on the order of the court to tell things
which had been told to him In confi-
dence by a boy when he was Judge of
a Juvenile court. The boy was being
tried for a capital offeiiHe at the time
WOULD CANCEL BRITISH
DEBT IF IRELAND FREED
Senator McKay has Introduced In the
Montana legislature a memorial urg-
ing Congress to offer to cancel trie Brit-
ish debt to the United States If Ureal
Brltian will free Ireland.
W. P. Q. Harding Oovernor of the
Federal Reserve Board and prominent
financial authority spoke at n business
men's meeting in the cast the other
day and said among other things "I
may say In all canaor we are now
looking forward to a year oi con-
structive development. I want to
say that Intrinsically there Is no com-
parison today with conditions a year
ago when there was uneasiness and
apprehension among the best Informed
over the badly expanded credit. Busi-
ness Is now rapidly reaching a new
level and upproachlng a sound and sane
basis. We have a better banking situa-
tion. We have passed the danger
point. Wc have a better understanding
It is true that the average working man
or women finds it hard to save money in
any amount. They may keep out of
debt in many cases that is all they can
do. But suppose we try this plan for
one year; Place a small part of your
week's salary with us on time deposit
every Saturday afternoon. .
One year will prove its pay-
ing virtue. .
Consult us about it
rur BAKU! THAT
FRIENDLY SERVICE BUILT
ARM BROKEN IN THREE PLACES
Leonard llorlnn an emploe of the
Durant Oil Mill had his arm broken
In three places last night when It
was caught In the machinery. He also
suffered severely from the shock.
MEXICAN HANKS KENTME
President Ohergon of Mexico has
Issued a decree that allows a large
number of Mexican banking houses
suppressed during the Carrunz.i ad-
ministration to resume business
FIFTEEN MILLION CHINESE
Itellahle reports received by the
Slate Depattmeut at Washington say
that more than fifteen million Chinese
in the different provinces are starving
and that a worse condition still will
eIst next fall unless a crop is made
this slimmer. However the statement
adds the millions of Chinese farmers
are physically unable to undertuke the
making of crops on account of the bad-
ly under nourished condition of their
THE HEATH PENALTY ASSESSED
The Criminal Court of Appeals has
affirmed the conviction and death sen-
tence of John C. Ledbetter convicted
of the murder of Itohert Moreland In
Muskogee county. Ledbetter Is sen-
tenced to electrocution on February
Drs. Evans & Warren
"Where Health's Contagion"
Office hoars 9 a. m. to 6 p. m.
Grider Building Durant Okla
CITS DOWN TRAIN SERVICE
The K. O. & O. Itallroad formerly
the M. O. & CI has cut down train
service between Muskogee and Joklin
for the announced reason of insuffi-
cient passenger patronage.
RAILROAD TIME CARD
The following time card 01 railway
trains serving Durant Is printed gratis.
- .. I - m..inn nf flic fllltlllfV ATIO
JOT llie HHUIIimH"'" " "- '"-.
while diligence Is used to make It ac
curate. IIB correeinepM in iiui. kui-
ced by the publisher of this newspaper.
Knty North Bound
v0 in 7:45 A M.
No 6 12-40 I'- JU-
No 8 5.25 P. M.
Xo 21 .. 12:24 A. M.
Katy South Bound
Vn 9 1:44 A. M.
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No! . .r . . 12:25 P. M.
Xo. 23 3:53 A' M-
Frisco. East Bound
No. 70s 10:27 A. M.
No. 776 7:25 P. M.
Frisco West Round
No. 70-. 6:15 P. M.
No. 775 7:42 A. M.
M. O. & ;.. North Boand
No. C 8:51 A. M.
M. O. A ... South Hound
No. 5 5:35 P. M.
JjlSaT HawSaaT' YCSl
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all ji vMlBrliai' W&
M.E. GOODING "GOOD" LUMBER
Successor To Rockwell Bros & Co.
COt HT DISMISSES TEST
CASE ON SCHOOL ll
The Federal District Court sitting at
Kansas City has dismissed the suit
Instituted by J. A. Stlnson lessee of
school land In Oklahoma which was
sought to test the right of the les-
see to the oil and gas under the
ground upon which he held an ag-
ilcultiiral lease. Technical defects In
the the case-made caused the court to
dismiss the action and It may be that
another suit will be brought.
The fact that nearly 2.(10(1 lessees
and about fiim.ooo acies of land are
Involved make the matter of more
than ordinary Importance. The State
gets about 11.50(10(1 oil roalties i
year from the leases now la force
We desire to announce to our many patrons and friends
in Durant and Bryan County that Mr. E. P. Hall of
Albany is now associated with us and hereafter the busi-
ness will be conducted under thename of the ABBOTT-BROOKS-HALL
HARDWARE CO. Mr. Hall was former-
ly with the England-Haynes Grocery Co. of Durant. All
accounts and notes due the old Firm have been taken over
by the New and an early settlement of them will be appre-
ciated. A wholesale as well as a retail business will be conduct-
ed. Our usual good service will be maintained in the future
as in the past and we hope to merit a portion of your new
Abbott-Brooks-Hall Hardware Co. I
Abbott-Brooks-French Hardware Co.
WE have a full stock of Garden Hoes
Rakes Plows Spades Forks' Trowels Hose
and are fully prepared to serve your needs
in this line. Call and inspect our stock.
We are agents for the celebrated line of
Avery and Moline Farm impliments.
E. G. McKinney Hdwe. Co.
208 W. Main
A Man of our
CAPITAL $100000.00 SURPLUS $55000.00
I.AHCSF. NTILI. TAKEN
Federal officcers Sunday raised n
fortified barn near Kansas City und
captured the largest still yet taken
pa prohibition enforcement raids. The
till was complete In detail mid was
f the SOU gallon Cr day vnrlct.
ALIEN EXCLUSION RILL
An effort to obtain Immediate action
fey the U. S Senate Immigration com-
aalttee on the bill to excludes all aliens
from tho country for ono year failed
Saturday by a vote of five to four.
Meanwhile the appropriation bills for
ne thing an another seem to be
Setting the preference.
The Bank That Accommodates
The First National Bank
was unable to take advantage of a great invest-
ment opportunity because he lacked a small sum
of ready cash. The man always earned "good
money" but managed to spend it all. Had he liv-
ed within the bounds of reason and saved his
surplus he could have met Opportunity when
The moral is SAVE what you can. Save it
through time deposits in this bank. Four per
cent interest on savings.
OF DURANT OKLAHOMA.
C. C. HATCHETT President
GREEN THOMPSON Vice-President
FRANK GIBSON Vice-President
DIAL CURRIN. Cashier
FRANK L. DYER Assistant-Cashier
RALPH OWNBY Assistant Cashier
J. S. TURNER Assistant Cashier.
ACT AT ONCE
JAS. R. McKINNEY President
W. C. SLAUGHTER Vice-President
M. W. FITZGERALD Cashier
J. E. McKINNEY Ass't Cashier.
GAUN H. McKINNET Ass't Cashier.
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Evans, E. M. The Durant Weekly News (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 6, Ed. 1, Friday, February 11, 1921, newspaper, February 11, 1921; Durant, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc82925/m1/2/: accessed September 17, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.