The Durant Weekly News (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 25, No. 16, Ed. 1, Friday, April 21, 1922 Page: 1 of 8
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The Durant Weekly News
"vol I MB XXV
BOWLES CASES TO
COME UP MONDAY
I IIIIW.l I! I LIJUSIJUW W MAW
I JUI"" ... ... irPITSATtnNS
i.VD J.MIIKZZLEMENT CHARGE
On Cxt Monday. April 24. the
to cm "I jury accusations and tho
JLer... JUiy indictment against
we .." ...... r..t ...!it
H I' IfOWIUS Ui 1-.UIUIH. win
i he.iimg in the district
J Mice of the Supreme
. (.pointed Judge B. G.
Marietta to hear the
was suspended from
i del i-i-ued by District
i) Friday. March 10.
letuming of accu a-
iic in.i or by the grand
i citations were bricf-
l .it uises him of era-
1 anuses him of refus-
i.l' to file with the city
AnV. .i nn.nthly statement of fines
lewd .iiid ollected by him as requir-
ed b w for the months of May.
1921 to February 1022 Inclusive.
Cojh? No 3 accuses him remitting
lines a e-ed in seventeen cases
without authority of the city coun-
cil. Count No 1 accuses him of using
10 collided by him as a fine with
which to purchase bedding.
Count No ." accuses him of using
$11 collected by him as fine for the
purchase of a stove and blankets.
On thi -nine day the grand jury
returned m indictment against Mr.
Bowles charging him with the cm-
bezzlen nn of $818.50 of the "city's
find- Hi immediately made bond
and .i i .lewd.
The a uitinn upon which he was
temp'iiaul suspended from office
are in the natuie of a civil proceed-
ing If the accusations are sustain-
ed hef.in 'In jur' his removal from
office wil' be made permanent.
Tin embezzlement charge is a crim-
inal thnrgv. His attorneys. Utter-
baci i Mac Donald have filed a de-
murrer to the indictment and this will
be hiard Monday.
ARDMOUi: WINS WITH
Antler- Carrie- Off Honors In Class
It Of Rig Meet
Scoring " points Ardmore high-
school won the class A meet of the
thirteenth annual southeastern Okla-
homa inter high school meet here
Hugo high chool scored 40 points
finishing second. The Durant team
finished thud with 20 points. Mc-
Alester was in fourth place with 1
Antlers won the class B meet by
registering 20 points. Soper high
ichool was second making a total of
1" points Idabcl. third with 15
points Madill 14 points Atoka 12
points rt Tow son 10 points. Manns-
villc 10 points Boswcll 7 points
Kiowa G points Healdton 5 points
od Burneyville 1 point.
Wilhngham of Ardmore won all-
round honors scorintr 21 noints for
his team in class A. Taylor of Soper
naae the most scores for his team
of any individual in class B. the 17
points credited to Soper were made
100 nt I)nh Willlnijham Ardmore
Si'i 'L' ""R" wcond. Eastland Hugo
"M tlla' 10 2 1 seconds
nln Tiimp Clan A Hlbson Dnrant
"rt Fin rdmon second: Pierce
aom thnl Instance 5 feet 10 Inches
HsH Mile--Hughes lluifo. first; Flnloy
Jrdmore terond Pierce Hugo third Time
!??!" "" "ftonds
180 Ur I High Hnrdlei Ferguion
Hmo fir Griffith Hugo and Compton
C? "i!1 fr econd. Time IB eecondi
Mint Put !.... .-j i . rum.
". DorM second Fields McAlester third.
. . "' incnes.
fi. V"1 Dh Wllllngham Ardmore
VT f 2Mln Hugo second; Bennett
sr "" lime 23 2-b seconds.
i VU" Clbson Dnrant first. Ham-
.. '." i"d: Story Durnt third.
Wi'ire 10 fet 4 Inches.
;'' no Halllday Ardmore first;
Sin ' ""1:n. second; Flnley. Ardmore
iSnv '":"' mlnntes 8 second.
fini i LlH I'ow Hardies Eastland Hugo
n?n ."? D"t. nd 8ulllo. Ard
."'. for econd Time 29 iwondj.
fW?i. 0oP 'Wllllnghm Ardmore
smi ""i Ardmore second; Fergu-
gJI'cKo third. Distance 19 feet 11
flmf' " nh Wllllngham Ardmore
lrdmr.Brow?. Ardmore first; Slough.
-$sMfe Da"nt- hr4
". toITdArlm"' flrli Hr 00ni Du'
BSiT?Jdu Dk Tiylo'r Boper. first:
Hill it?.? 'o"ds.
Wiooi lri?l0 Antler flrit; Vn-
JJWXil. MadUl second; Idel. BurneyTllle.
fflrk ia' 2 lBt 21 .econd.
VJJJ JompLoyi Klow. firt: Tueker
flrit t?i niS HrtUt Nettles Idbl.
Bkei pLfUhrd--Tlm 1 eondi.
ffl .trl M?nBTU1uri Nelson
WslarM 0.nd: .'i"' Boiwttl third.
Mo.r.i8 Uet.5 Inches.
nw- riJi. Dl HBddlton Heldton
Ul tJP"Ti BOP". eond; Brown Id-
Mu. d vP 35 eonds.
J"' B" BerryUU. Antlsrs flrtt; 0r-
DURANT OKLAHOMA FRIDAY. APRIL 21 1J22
W. B. MORRISON IS AGAIN
HEAD OF O. P. COLLEGE
Board i'lunx To Completely Equip
BuildingH For Next Term
At a meeting of the board of the
Oklahoma Presbyterian College for
girls held In Durant this wppIc. Tir
W. B. Morrison was chosen as presi
dent 01 ine institution for the ensu-
ing year to succeed Dr. E. H. Lyle
Who has headed the nrfinnl thn -nr.
years past. Dr. Morrison was presl-
uem 01 tnc scnool for some nine
yeais but resigned to go into private
business. He now turns his hnainnos
over to his partner W. H. Wright
to resume educational work.
The Board also voted to nyiwml
.something in the neighborhood of
?5000 on better equipment for the
school. The improvements will in-
clude improving the heating plant
to better hetve both buildings and the
completion of furnishing the now
The members of the Board attend
ing the meeting were. Dr. S. L. Mor-
ris. Atlanta Ga; A. N. Leccraft. Ok-
lahoma City: Rev. S. L. Hocran.
Gotebo. Oklahoma; Dr. Erskine Bran
ny Antlers; Kibb Warren Shawnee;
A. H. Ferguson. W. B. Morrison E.
Hotchkin and Frank Lewis Durant
TRADES DAY WILL LEECRAFT NOT TO
MELLON PREDICTS A HUGE
DEFICIT FOR YEAR 1923
BEHELD0NMAY2 BE A CANDIDATEiu'1"li'.7.I"S.u'!"rf
A LOT OF PREMIUMS TO BE OF-
FERED ON VARIOUS KINDS
OF EXHIBITS OF FARM PRODUCTS.
i A deficit of $500000000 for the
STATE TREASURER SAYS THEREifiscal year 1923 is Predicted by Scc-
LS PLENTY OF GOOD GUBER- retary f the Treasury Mellon.
NATORIAL TIMBER IN tiir The income of the Federal Gov-
entment during the year will fall
HOME DESTROYED BY FIRE
EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING
Fire early Wednesday morning al-
most totally destroyed a house owned
by Mrs. Geo. Walker at 216 East
Main Street. The house was occupied
by Roy Gould who had two light
housekeeping rooms and T. H. Dor-
sey. in the other three rooms. Practi-
cally all the furniture of both was
The fire which was started from
an exploding oil stove in the rooms
occupied by Mr. Gould spread rap
idly over the house and the family
of Mr. Dorsey had to flee from their
blazing rooms in their night clothes.
Mr. Dorsey had gone to work and
Mr. and Mrs. Gould were eating
breakfast. The loss on the house
is about $1500. Mr. Dorsey lost
furniture valued at $1000 unin
sured. Otto Chapman who owned
the furniture in the other rooms
valued at $000 had no insurance.
The Retail division of the Chamber
of Commerce is now perfecting its
pla.ns to make May 2 the biggest
trades day minature county fair and
market day. ever held in Durant. and
a large display announcement of the
plans is to be found on the fifth
page of this edition of the Ncwm.
Ah is usual on such days the coun-
try people are asked to bring in any
and ever thing they may wish to t-ell
and the town folks ate being urged to
go to niaiket .squoic and provide a
maikct for tho pnAWts. On former
days of the kind products offered
have been quickly hold to both the
satisfaction of the seller and the buy-
er. The free service- of an auc-
tioneer will be provided as on former
In the little county fair first and
.second premiums will be offered on
.he following general classes of ex-
hibits: Duroc-Jersey and Poland-
China hogs seven classes for each
kind of hog and on seven breeds of
poultry with three separate classes
for each breed.
All hogs to be entered for the
premiums must be entered on or be-
fore Saturday April 20. All exhibits
must be in their places by eleven
o'clock of trades day morning.
Next week the committee plans to
publish in these columns the com-
plete premium list for each class.
short by that amount of meeting the
A. N. Leecraft. State Treasurer. ' dcmantls of tho Treasury Mellon
was here Tuesday attending a meet- ha3 mformwl Chairman McCumbcr
inc of thp linnni nt rn(o0 f tho ' ot the Senate Finance Committee
Oklahoma Piesbyterian College of and Chairman Fordney of the House
wuch lie i secretary. When asked " "lu olvum """muiee.
if he was going to be a candidate for' Mellon ventuies nn opinion as to
Governor he said that ho felt that how this huge dificit should he met
it was his duty to give his time to As recently pointed out however
the office of State Tieasurer. which opinion is gaining some ground in ro-
ll" is now filling and that there wa- spoiiiiblc quarter- that imposition of
.so much good matctial already an- new taxes may be necessary. The
nouiiud that he avv no icason for Government's income has shrunk ma-
running teiially; cxpcndiluies have not declin-
Wlule heie he went to Colbert his -'" hi equal propoitions. So if the
h.ine town to attend to some matters buJCCt is to be balanced it will have
of piivate business bcfoie return- to bo through new taxation-
ing to the capital.
GIRL SUSTAINS CUTS AND
GOLDEN CONTEMPT CASE BRUISES IN CAR SMASH
TO BE HEARD ON FRIDAY . T "T. . . J
Miss Margrct Griffin sustained
Ira fiolden Made Bond For Carrying several more or loss serious cuts nnd
Pistol In Court Room bruises about the head and arms in a
tear smash up at Main and Third
avenue at three o'clock Tuesday af-
COURT OFFICERS EXAMINE
MANY BOKCHITO WITNESSES
BUT FIND INSUFFICIENT EVI-
DENCE TO CHARGE CRIME.
WILLIAM SCHOONOVER IS
REPORTED SERIOUSLY ILL
On Fiidny of this week the case
of Iia Golden charged with carrying
a pistol in a court of justice will be
heard before Judge March. Golden
will be represented by attorneys
Utterback & MacDonald at the hear-
ing. Golden was disanned in the district
court room last Friday morning as
he sat just behind the prosecuting
attorney who was trying a case. At
the time the jury was out on the case
ternoon. She with Miss Francile
Colbert and two other young women
were driving east on Main in Miss
Colbert's Ford sedan. A Ford truck
owned by the Womack Construction
Company and driven by W. G. Mc-
Bride endeavored to make the turn at
tho same intersection before the
other car had gotten past and
crashed into the side of the sedan.
Tho injured young womnn was hurled
head long through the glass front
Rev. and Mrs. Chas. M. Schoonover
left early this week for Dallas with
their youngest son William whom1
they are having examined by spec-
ialists. The lad has been in poor
health for some time and did not
seem to improve. It is reported that
the child is affected with heart'
of lias brother. Mordecia Golden when the injuries wcie sustain-
chaiged with the murder of Tom i cd. None of the other occupants
Craighead. iwere hurt. Tho most serious wound
After Ira Golden was disarmed he I consisted of a deep gash on the left
was led before the court who or- temple and tho almost severing of the
dercd him placed in jail. Shortly af- "hl ittle finKer from the hand-
terward he made bond of $300 in 'The car was badly smashed.
Justice Archibald's court. The driver of the truck admitted
The hearing is to determine jt0 policeman George Tomlin that he
whether or not Golden is in contempt was at fault.
of court. Should the Court hold him ' Tho attending physician said that
in contempt tho Court fixes his i at last reports the young lady was
punishment. lecovering rapidly.
(Continued on page fbe.)
COMING TO DURANT
:-:The World's Qreatest Singer :-:
MADAME ERNESTINE SCHUMANN-HEINK
Thursday Evening Jlpril 27th
Stellar Attraction of Durant's First Annual
mng tMusic Festival
Starting Sunday April 23rd
Seven Big Days 1 5 Tremendously Big Programs
&esper Organ Recital. Chorus of 500 School Children
'Durant Municipal Band Concert
tcUhe cftCessiah" by Municipal Chorus
Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink
TICKETS NOW ON SALE AT
DURANT CHAMBER rf COMMERCE
SEASON TICKETS) PHONE OR WRITE ( Schumann - Heink
Jldults . . . $3.50 for Lower Floor . $3.00
Children . . $2.50) T&SERVATIONS Balcony . . . $2.00
SEASON TICKETS ADMIT TO ALL PROGRAMS INCLUDING SCHUMANN-HEINK
Ever since the finding of the dead
body of Cody Bertram irr the ruins of
tho burned Bnnkhead Garage at Bofc-
chlto on Sunday morning March 26
the people of the town of Bokchlto
and community have believed tho
oting man was the victim of n mur-
deter and theiu was much evidence
pointing to the fact that oung Ber-
ti.ini had been killed taken to the
garage and the building fited
Some folks vveie plain enough in
I their talk and expiession of their
opinions to make it appear that the
blame might possibly be located If
J propci ly inquited into.
I Consequently several officials held
I a lengthy investigation on the sub
ject at Bokchito Monday of this week.
The offiiers participating in the In-
quiry were District Judge March.
County Attorney Phillips Sheriff
Taylot Deputy Sheriff Ben Risner
of Bennington Town Marshall W. C.
Patty of Bokchito and Mayor S. E.
Lovelace of Bokchito.
During the day's investigatioin. a
great number of pcoplo believed to
know something were called before
the officers and closely questioned
but the day's investigation was in
vain for nothing was divulged that
produced sufficient evidence to war-
rant the arrest of any persons al-
though several persons were under
The iiivestigntiou did however
'biing one alleged law violator into
I the couit's hopper namely. Wos Wil-
liams chaiged with the manufacture
'and sule of whisky. He was arrested
and placed in jail but released on
bond Wednesday of thN week.
The at tost came about in this way.
1 Buck Tinsley called to the stand was
said to be thoroughly diunk. Ques-
I tioned by Judge March he said he
got his booze nt home. Having
locked him up temporal ily officers
.went to his house whuieupon Mrs.
I Tinsley pointed out the place where
she said the whisky was made and
sold to hei hiisbarftl. Further search
disc-oveti'd a still mid Williams as
LARGE DE MOLAY CLASS
INITIATED ON SATURDAY
1 Sixt-Scen Bo- Given Work By Mc-
I Alesler Degree Team
Sist.v -seven boys of Durant and
IBiyan county vveie given the work of
I the order of Do Malay hero last Sat-
1 in day night the woik being put on in
the auditorium of the State Teachers'
College and instituted by the McAl-
' ester degiee team.
1 The order of I)e Molay is fostered
I by the Durant Commandery of
Knights Templars nnd has mnde an
are being organized very rapidly all
excellent start. De Molay chapters
over the United States.
'tin 1'i.u. InMriK tin tleKrpH uirr Ku
i ni Vlhiii Jiwt4 Vrinnlritiii; Willi r Lewis
Vimtln Itulnrt Hint) Winilill II Ilriud
riik Hurl II llminliiiik CMiff.ir.1 llslrd.
Ilillii CIimhiIiiiiiI .tiiiiim Hum t'n.i kott
.!rr Trunk !.ioii ('Mile FlnnitiK Cluwer
'lui. I'll k. ttuiiiiiinil II Colli. Frank Clay-
ton Paul I) Ciimplinll Virgil Currlii At
liert ChpRriut ltu) I Dfnt'.u tlborga Dona
Inn I.IIIHIMIIH I in Mi:" 'Ilm. I lirlvir. Mailer
luff i III mil s Main IK.ur KunUlnf
John Fletcher Sum Farmnr I'ntil (lo.iitaan
Iitiwrfiisc (1 Oramtoy Carney (Irnzorj
VWnriill IIhitii.iiIA fnleiium Mil. Hwart
tlarrall Raymond Hill Wlllmifhbjr John-
son J Frank Lively Wilson Lewis. Ed
wnrl Lyh lEnitilulph MrCurtitln (llynn
IttOahtr Ooorgt L. Malone Lloyd Man-
ning fipoalra Manning Dennis Moor.
.luitiHrt V1rriMin I'onnlil Miirnlinll Krvln
May I). Oscar Nail. Jr. Homer Ownby H.
D. Prtwltt Jr Henry Turner Pace Vernon
I'uti. II. nn. .n II I'niliciil U J. Powell
Dan Reynolds Ted Theodore Itlchey Isaao
Newton Iteed Serge Shull. H. K. Street
lien .Sandera Claude Hleiihonson Thomai
( Sexton Karl Sparks Joe Hesree Elmo
Townsend. Ilrennan Witt Jamea Robert Wil
liiniis liilin WralM Webb
The officers of the chapter are as
M. C. Landless Shannon; S. C Don-
ald Marshall; J. C. Jus. Morris; 8.
D Coleman Hayes; J. D Geo Ma-
lone; S. S Claud Stephenson; J. S.
Willoughby Johnson; M Brennan
Witt. Chop.. Thad Driver; Scr.
Billy Cleaveland; Tre Serge Shull;
Ah S. E. Street; S. B. Wendell Ha-
Preceptors: 1 Jewel Hicks; 2
Clifford Balrd; 3. Milton Ctine; 4.
Panl Goodman; 6 Frank Clayton;
6. Bobt. Beaty; 7. Oscar Fountaine;
SemUnsl Tom Stxton.
Impersonator of De Molay Harry
Pianist Earl Sparks.
Tuesday evening of this week at
the College auditorium the formal In-
stallation of the new new Do Molays
was held and an Impressive program
Prior to the installation an elegant
banquet was served at the cafateria
by the Eastern Star ladles which
was attended by more than two hun-
dred Mastns and De Molay boys.
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