The Durant Weekly News (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 25, No. 2, Ed. 1, Friday, January 13, 1922 Page: 4 of 8
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I THE AMERICAN PRg33SSCIATION
FRIDAY JANUARY 13 1922
It !. better to put one's toil and
kill on a few acres than to scatter
it over many acres- Many farmer.
In America would be better off If
they owned just half or even lets
of the land they are now trying to
INVEST AT HOME
Almost every week one read in the
news of the day that Home progres-
sive city or county has voted or eon-
templates voting bonds for improve-
ments. When these bonds are sold in
nearly every case they will be pur-
chased in some of the great financial
centers of the country instead of be-
ing bought by the people of the com-
munities issuing them.
As yet a smooth-talking "stock
salesman" will come along and sell
the people of that community an
equally large investment in real es-
tate or oil scheme or some fake in-
These crooks never offer six per
cent and 'safely because they know
avobody would call for it. Instead
they offer 60 to 100 per cent interest
and glorious enchancement "which are
swallowed hook and sinker by the un-
wise investor. If even a small per-
centage of these schemes were suc-
cessful there would be no disposi-
tion by firms of long financial exper-
ience to invest in six per cent mu-
nicipal and County bonds.
What a benefit it would be if the
Money that has been sunk in land
schemes oil and industrial enter-
friaes had been invested in the bonds
our own cities and counties
thousands of dollars paid out in in-
terest to people away from home
would be paid to our own citizens.
Besides our citizens would have tan-
gible property instead of glittering
stock certificates whose gold-paper
seals represent the extent of their
We need to adopt the slogan "Be-
fore you invest investigate." And we
need to become interested in our own
enterprises to the end of invi-sting
ur surplus wealth in them.
HOW TO DISARM
Our system of trial by jury is the
result of an agreement for individ-
ual disarmament. It was adopted
when men agreed to submit.their dif-
ferences to arbitration by their fel
lows. .They were tired of the old sys-
tem under which those took who
would and those kept who could.
When the nations of the earth
adopt the .same high system there
will be no need for an agreement
as to the size of armaments for then
armaments will not be needed We
can then scrap our navies and demob-
ilize our armies.
As a matter of fact wv are going
at the thing backward when we try
to agree on the size of our arma-
ments. A nation maintains a navy
only because of the fear of war with
some other nation If a nation gets
into a war it will need a bigger navy
than its enemy and it would be
rather foolish to enter into nn agree-
ment as to the size of the navies to be
Let us have an agreement to sub-
mit national differences to arbitra-
tion and to abide by the ni (titration
and we will get somewhere.
We can do this through a league
of Nations or an Association of Na-
tions but not through disarmament
The Southern Intercollegiate Ath-
letic Association has agreed that in
future a boy must spend nt least one
year in college before being permit-
tod to play on inter-collegiate games
and thnt a boy who once represents
a college in a college athletic contest
can never again play mi a ttam with
any other college.
The object if this agreement is to
keep professionalism out of college
athletics. By this agreement the col-
leges say they do not wnnt students
who come to college solely or mainly
to play football or baseball and that
they do not want nn athletic student
to come from another college solely
with the hopo of greater pay or re
nown from athletics
This was such a sensible step to
take that one wonders why it was not
Nobody objects to college athletics
within reason But when athletics be-
comes the main thing with college
students or faculties or alumni asso-
ciations it is time to call a halt.
A story is told of a Belgian farmer
who came to this country and was
asked if he could make a living on ten
acres of land. "I don't know" he re-
plied. "I used to make a good living
on five acres in the old country but
I don't know if I can successfully cul
tivate ten acres." He was unaccus
tomed to our wasteful and inefficient
methods of farming.
There is a lesson in this for young
men who want to own farms but
think they can never buy large tracts
of land: A few acres well tilled will
pay far better than a big farm poor
Sir Oliver Ixidge one of the gnat-
et of British scientists and until re-
cently nn agnostic Is now trying to
communicate with the spirits of hi
dead friends and loved ones. So fur
he has not succeeded
Some people may regard his efforts
as a sort of hetesy a thing thnt would
mmh better In- left alone They may
claim that a leal Christian would not
engage that a real Christian would
nut engage in uch efforts
But it is not a significant thing'
that this noted scientist is devoting
all his knowledge and talent to trying
to prove in a material way the things
which others have accepted on faith?
Does it not prove that he now be-
lieves in the immortality of the soul
a doctrine which until lecently he de-
nied? If he did not believe he would not
be trying to piove his faith?
THE QUADRUPLE ALLIANCE
Four great nations France Great
Britian Japan and the United States
are entering into a treaty concern-
ing the Islands Of the i'acific. The
treaty in brief is an agreement that
if differences arise between any or
all of the four nations they will
arbitrate those differences rather
than go to war over them.
This is all right as far as it goes?
But why limit the arbitration
agreement to the islands of the Pa-
cific? Why not include all other mat-
ters in which these four nations may
have a common er conflicting interests?
And why limit the alliance to these
four nations? Why exclude Italy
Spain Holland the Scandinavian and
all other countries?
This quadruple alliance looks to be
all right at first glance but the far
ther you look the more unsatisfactory
it becomes. It falls so far short of
what it ought to be.
And it wiuld be so easy to enlarge
it and perfect it.
A LOST VIRTUE
Men in various trades used to pride
themselves on the excellence of their
work. There was a great deal of
rivalry along this line and it was
wholesome and stimulating. The bet-
ter the workman the higher he .stood
in the esteem not only of his em-
ployers but of his fellow workers.
Now the tendency is to strive for
shorter hours increased wages and
improve working conditions. These
things are to be desired of course
but in striving for them have we not
lost sight of the other thing?
And in losing this other thing have
we not lost the thing that gave men
their independence and self respect?
Is it not a pity that we did not keep
the best thing of all while striving
for other things somewhat less de-
sirable which have certainly brought
no great amount of satisfaction
The civil wrvice law is all right
but some mighty uncivil things are
being said about the way it is ad-
ministered A woman may be a. old as she
looks but she is seldom as young us
Just think- Only four ears ago
we were all wondering when the war
- . .
And spuming of camouflage
(named ttuKev isn't a thing in the
woild but tmkey hash
It isn't worth while to turn over
a new leaf unless you keep it clean.
You ni!i not believe it but in omo
parts of the country people are still
riding in buggies
The len-nt ri"e in the selling price
of Liberties piuves that you can't
keep a good bond down.
It will soon be time to hear from
the ehap who always predicts a fear-
fully hot summer.
The world is becoming more and
more highly civilized but gossip is
just as mean as ever.
Putting the marines to guarding
the mails naturally makes one wonder
why is a soldier.
And too reduction of the navies of
the world ought to make gold lace a
good deal cheaper.
Nations are like individuals. Prone
to give up luxuries when they can
no longer afford them.
When nations begin telling each
other the absolute truth diplomacy
will become obsolete.
And it sometimes happens that the
pictures in the theatre lobby arc bet
ter than those shown inside.
Brittania used to boost that she
ruled the waves but now she seems
to be willing to waive the rules.
Bad news. An unsuccessful at
tempt was made to assassinate Len-
ine the other day.
Probably there wouldn't be so
many hard-up grocers if there
weren't so many prosperous filling
Another trouble with the world is
that so many parents are too lazy
to bring up their children properly.
When the disarmament conference
gets out of the way let's have a con-
ference on the reduction of taxes. 1
A news item says "Americans ore
eating 8 per cent less meat than
twenty years ago " Yes but look at
what we are paying for it.
It is a dull week when we don't
safely pass another crisis.
And now let's all get busy and
pay for our Christmas bills.
One way of amusing people is to
take vouiself too seriously
It is mote than eleven months un-
til another Christmas glory be!
Yes it takes a lot of lesolution to
Keep n new year resolution
We have made peace with (leimanj
but not with the ltergdoll family
The least objectionable taxes me
those that the other fellow has- to
And why docs a fat mnn think he
looks leaner if he goes without a
They can always find an excuse
when they want to iaise the pike of
The man who doesn't see plenty of
good reasons for short skirts is
Look for more tiouble in Mexico.
A new oil belt has been discovered
Whnt's in n nnmc? The head of a
biewery in England is named Drink-water.
You can't tell about women- The
ex-kaiser is about to rfet mairicd
Judge Landis evidently thought
thnt "Babe" Ruth was old enough to
Another objection to the self-made
man is that his bo infernally proud
of the job.
A Wichita thief stole a Bible- He
ought to be sent to jail and made
to read it-
sfrSx?' Be patient with women who smoke.
They might do worse they might
Congress is in session again but
we don't know that anything can be
done about it.
tt Hl'DE RURAL RHYMES
The Other Fellow's Sins
Though not in sooth n guide to
youth. I do by contrast shine since
other jays have tricks and ways a
blame sight worse than mine If Hill
Smith's pipe is tank and ripe and
sinks when it's on fire while my ci-
gar is milder far Bill ought to chuck
his briar I boost no sales of coffin
nails or looe or ready rolled so
want the state to legislate that they
shall not be sold If cigarettes weie
my best bets I'd advocate some laws
to slam the guys who exercise with
quids between then jaws I'm wiong
at that my head is fat; I ought to
have more sens. and my own faults
should give me jolts not those of
other gents t his own ins a fellow
guns but ft owns on those of otheis.
If he weie wise he'd sympathise and
help his etiing brothers. Thiough
Peter Reese -teal- only geese that
man he should not sumi who find- a
use for all that's loose 111 feather
hair or horn If evoi.v gink would
stop lind think in he bawled out his
neighbor he'd sU. Wot his
strength a lot to use in gainful labor-
n THE OFFICE CAT tx
They say the blond
type is rapidly dis-
appearing but the on-
ly thing disappearing
we saw about a
healthy looking blond
yesterday was the food
on her plate
How dear to my henit
Is the friend of the column -When
hunches are scalce.
And the outlook is blue
And grinding out copy
Is u task sad and solemn -The
tontrib who kicks in
With n live hunth or two
"The girls don't seem to be wear-
ing any 11101 e as winter gets colder."
"Oh they put on an extra coat of
powder or two."
Charles B. Ferren of Colorado
Springs died the other day and left
$5000 worth of bonded hooch to the
Y. M. C A. and the Y W. C A. and
the Salvation Army and none of them
will accept it. The court is puzzled
what to do with it- We are anxious
to help out the court. Send it to
the Office Cat Care of The Durant
Weekly News Durant Okla.
Bear this in mind when'er you can
And you will never fall;
You'll find nobody likes the man
Who thinks he knows it all-
WE HATE GOLDENROD
"The bride wore a single sprig of
goldenrod." Des Moines Iowa Reg-
ister. We're glad we were not there. We.
have hay fever.
THE COST OF MIDDLEMEN
Up in New Jersey truckers can get
only 9 cents for a crate of lettuce
containing 24 heads. As that will not
pay freight to market they are plow-
ing under their lettuce crop. How
much do you pay per head for lettuce
I'll hitch the cow up to the plow
and use her till my work is through."
But Son said: "Father don't do
that! The cow has udder work to do."
YE ED IS CAREFUL
Chapman was shot thru the stom-
ach and probably wounded Denver
After all Brother Ziefeld is the
firs man to succeed in making money
on his follies.
PROFANITY BY PROXY
"Have you seen the latest attach-
ment for automobiles?"
"I've seen thousands what about
"You pi ess a button on the steering
wheel and a concealed phonograph
funiMie a choice variety of cur e
loud and deep."
"Good Idea save In eat h when one
meets up with road hogs."
"I understand the Inplandets eat
"Must be a big to do over birthday
Preacher (Solemnly) "Kastus do
you' take dis woman here for better
or for worse?"
Rastus (From force of Habit)
"Parson Ah shoots it all!"
Two coin crops never fail says
Bill Spivens whiskey and those of
We stood at the gate as the sun went
Behind the hill at the close of day;
Her look was pensive; her eyes were
Her breath was sweet as the new-
For out of the West the last sunshine
Fell lightly on her golden hair;
Her tender eyes looked straight in
And a look of perfect trust was
I see her enclosed in the sunlight
I see her; peacefully standing now;
peacefully standing and chewing her
As I rubbed her ears that Jersey
A scot may think he can live for-
ever on canned goods but canny?
When he is first married a man is
so in love he docs not know wheth-
er he is eating ambrosia or sawdust
but after the honeymoon the bride
quickly teams how finicky the male
brute is about his food.
A REAL ONE
"Pa what is on optimist" asked
"It is a person who thinks the
Irish question will be settled in a way
j that will be satisfactory to both Eng
land and Ireland my son" replied
The Office Cat offers this. Skirted
joke direct from dear oW London
as the Office Cat's personal t selec-'
tion of the very best plecoof Joke-
amithery of the week
Lunatic: "I've got a wonderful In-
vention 1 want to patent."
I His keeper (Kindly): "What hr.
"I've invented an explosive co;
tiiat will blow up the telephone-box
after the fifth wrong number.
The teacher wanted .some plums
in older to give an object lesson t '
the class and calling one of the small
boy.s she gave him ten cents and
sent him to the fruit stand down at
! the corner.
; "Before you buy the plums Wil-
. lie" she said. "You had better pinch
one or two to make sure they are
Little Willie flitted away. Soon he
came back and smilingly put his hat
filled with plums on the teacher's.
"Oh thank you Willie" said the-
I teacher. "Did you pinch one or two
as I told you to?"
"Did I? I pinched the whole bunck
and here's your ten cents."
Bill Spivens says -some people-
seem to be satisfied if they can
keep others from having a .good
time. - .
O it -.
MOTORING TERMS -W j
Cut-Out A device for making's'
Ford Engine sound like a Rolls-
Royce. " -
Muffler A device for deadeaW-
the noise of the exhaust. Seldea. J
used on modem machines. '
One-Man Top So called because- .1
it takes one man eight hours to pit-
it tip. ' l ' -Ml
Carburetor An instrument for J
mixing air and gasoline so that coMJ
air can get into the cylinders.
ALL ABOUT HENRY
Henry's great interest in the Afus--
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the affinity between a shoal and a; !q
Ford Nashville Southern Lumber
And cranking Fords suggests' muscle-
THE GOOD OLD DAYS
An old Scotchman was threatened
with blindness if he did not give u
drinking. "Now McTavish" said
the doctor "It's like this: you're
either to stop the whisky or lose
your eyesight and you must choose."'
"Ay weel doctor"-said McTarvish
"I'm an auld mon noo an' I was
thlnkin' I ha'e seen aboot everything-
Jesus 1 ned and said. He that be-
lieveth on me beheveth not on me
but on him that sent me
And lie that -leth me sPt.th him
thnt sent me
1 am mint a light into the woild
that whusoiver behvvth on me
should not abide in daikncss
And if any man hear my words
and believt not. I judge him not: for
I came not to judge the world but
to save the wot Id
He that lejecteth me. and uceiv-
eth not my words both one that
itnlfreth him: the u-nnl thnt T linvi.
spoken the same shall judge him in
the last day
For I hne not spoken of myself;
but the Father which sent me he
gave me a commandment what I
should say and what I should speak
And I know that his commandment
is life everlasting: whatsoever I
speak therefore even as the Father
said unto me so 1 speak
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