The Durant Weekly News (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 25, No. 35, Ed. 1, Friday, September 1, 1922 Page: 1 of 8
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The Durant Weekly Ne
"voi i Mia xxv
miOPE ON BRINK
Of ANOTHER WAR
Turk' tl:u-l Greeks. Slavs and Ital"
jnd France At Daggers Points.
The ruwpenn situntion has Rotten
. u u a shape the past few days
tlat tli'' world's Rreat statesmen fear
list I.U"ipe " " """ "' ui:i
in which nearly all the
PL' KANT. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1 11122"
TOWN OK SLICK. OKLAHOMA
IS RAVAGED BY BIG FIRE
Fourteen Business Houses Hurn At
Estimate Loss of $300000
people -f Europe and some of Asia
ffill luT.Miif embroiled. The situation
iscxnit' that of July 1014. just be-
fore tin' outbreak. The situation is
uiiifh tli' s!inlt' ns n ''ry Pwtler house
jx- lule thine will touch off the
.Irr ami tne mine; is on.
To 1'ii'i" with England and l" ranee
jre at daggers points over German
IfjcupM'ps. England realizing that
to try to force Germany to make pay-
Bont iinw that she cannot make will
fe K'l'irvr the goose that lays the gol-
den ctri"- France insists upon pay-
Ecn' - scheduled under threat of
jiv3irii if not made. Such an invas-
ion u 'ild doubtless bring a social
nvnlu'itiii in Germany and place her
fc Kuia'- condition.
Until .logo-Slavs and Italians have
ja-i'il troops on the Austrian border.
Austria ha asked the League of Nation-
to help her quickly. The slight-
est mow will mean invasion and hos-
tilities t ho end of which is not known
tr.d laMint be seen in the distance
Tuik.'-h and Greek forces are al-
ready encaged in fierce fighting on
f.n-'v miln front. Turkish Nation-
ilit troops Wednesday drove back
tie Givi ks over the whole front cap-
taring Ki-ki-Shehr in Asia Minor. The
Turki-h advance continues and is
threatening Rrusa the northern Greek
army la-e. and threatens to cut the
Greek foues in two. All Greeks are
in reticat. I
The fierce civil war still wages in
Irtrlaml. with murder arson sabotage .
ar.d outrages of sundry sort being1
committed hourly. The Free State
force" appear to have the best of it I
tut tho end is not in sight.
Authorities opinion is that the.
fulap e of Austria would precipi-1
tate a Balkan crisis involving Hun-j
fary CVocho-Slovnkia. Jugo-Slavia
Italy probably Romania and possi-l
My Prance. Vienna it is pointed out.
p'lRraphically politically and oco-!
r.omicaMy has in the past dominated'
the Ila'kans and whoever controls I
Austria controls Central Europe.'
Vit-rna is the center of Central'
Europe'- railway and navigation
route and of almost the entire eco-
com lf(. of the Ilalkans.
!Iiairiiarturs of most of the traders
of Southeastern Europe arc at Vienna.
tiirniany's desire to dominate the
Ea'kan- through Austria it is rc-j
callid. previously caused trouble.
Similar ica.-ons now inspire other'
BfiKhtliors first to attempt to obtain
wntrol thcnuelves and second to re-
sist similar efforts by others. j
in the event of the collanse of
Austria possibly entailing disorders
Wei n on anarchy and Bolshevism it'
is con-ulered likely that Hungary!
f"ll smarting under the loss of
Bow-aland would act under some
Pretext Mich as fear nf Bolshevism. !
huh xvouij force Czccho-Slovakia '
to act nisi. This would be exnected
t0fau.e .Illiro-Slnvin tn niil lm C.voph. i
jtoly'- ambition to control the Bal-
an combined with her present
"f"'ig nationalistic spirit and her III
iwlir!- toward Jugo-Slavia. might
cau-o Italy to aid Hungary. France
Ml Rumania nrn rtniihtfnl tfirinrs.
Ir.rdUyh lijith nvit inlnmefAfl nnl ir-
lily to remain passive. It is declar-
ed here that no matter what happens
"" l.ritian will not interforo but
ul Mher merely stiffen her grow-
R tendency toxvard insolation "from
" affairs of the Continent.
Eleven business buildings and three
residences were destroyed at a dam-
age estimated at SSOO.onn in n tm
hich sxvept over a large part of
the town of Slick near Sapulpa Wed-
nesday. The blaze is said to have started
in the Columbia hotel from where it
spread to the surrounding buildings.
The fire department of Sapulpa and
neighboring towns were instrumen-
tal in extinguishing the blaze.
Slick is a comparatively new town
which sprung up in a newly discov-
ered oil field. In such towns fires
seem to start easily and the type of
construction is usually such and the
fire protection so poor that when
once started a fire has to burn itself
OKLAHOMA MINERS RETURN
TO WORK IN THE MINES
IS UNDER ARREST
M. E. Trapp Charged With Perjury
In Seminole County Case. Im.
pcachment By legislature
Between 8.000 and 10000 miners in
Oklahoma will return to work and 142
mines that have been idle since
April 1 will be started as soon as
the mines can be .put into shape for
operation. Agreements that have
been reached restoring the wage '
schedule -in force when the strike oc-
curred nrc satisfactory to the miners.
In the agreement is the provision for'
taking up in January further nego-
tiations for a wage schedule to become
effective April 1 of next year.
Some of the Oklahoma mines be-
gan last Saturday. They were in
condition for immediate operation.
Others will require several days in '
which to be cleared of all debris that
:ui.. 1 i j-11 - .j.. il. .? I
liusaiuiy uuu luiii-u in uuring me lime
the mines were idle.
Under the present wage schedule
which was the same as last winter
there is no indication that the price
of coal will be any higher this win-
ter than last.
Lieutenant Governor M. E. Trapp
was arrested Wednesday on a warrant
from Seminola County charrrine him
with perjury and preparing false tes
timony. 1 ho warrant was served by
the under sheriff from Seminole
County who said the countv officials
of that county went back through the
records of Trapp's impeachment two
years ago nnd claimed they found
evidence of perjury and preparing
false testimony in the impeachment
trial which resulted in the charges
against Trapp being throxx-n out of
Trapp went to a conference with his
attorneys who represented him in the
impeachment trial immediately after
It was in Seminole County that the
charges arose which caused the
house of reprcsentatix-es to vote his
impeachment. The senate court hoxv-
ever threxv out the impeachment
charges on the ground that Trapp
was not charged with malfeasance in
In a statement following his ar
rest Trapp branded the charges ns
a "piece of Republican blackmail."
He said he would go to Seminole
County immediately to investigate.
"I am not worried about the
charges" he said. "I was recently re-
nominated to the office of lieutenant
governor in spite of the legislative
attacks and feel confident of the out-
come of this affair."
END OF STRIKE IS
NOT YET IN SIGHT
'EIGHT PRISONERS ESCAPE
THE JAIL AT MUSKOGEE
Shopmen' Head Says Rail Board's
Decision Justifies Strike of Shop-
men. Sidestep Is Charged
One Throws Pepper In Jailers Een
And They're Gone.
FRENCH MEAN TO
Another week has rolled by and
the end of the strike of railroad shop-1
men is not in sight nnd the end is
farther away apparently than ever
before since it started.
The strike is "fully justified" by
the Railroad Labor Board's decision
that it has not the authority to set a
giving wage" for employes ns that
principle is interpreted by the unions
nccording to Bert M. Jewell presi-
dent of the striking organizations.
The Labor Board decided that it
could set "just and reasonable wages"
as provided by the Esch-Cummins
law and that "just and reasonable"
wages constitute a "living wage."
The shop and maintenance of way
leaders contend that this stand is
"sidestepping the most important
single principle in waeo adjustment."
1 and declared that the strike will con
tinue until the "living wage doc-
trine is accepted and the Transporta-
tion Act amended.
BAIT1ST ASSOCIATION ENDS
SESSION AT CADDO
The Bryan County Baptist Asso-
ciation's annual meeting has been in
progress this week at Caddo with
. splendid attendance of delegates from
over the county and during which
some very inspiring nnd helnful talks
have been made at the sessions. The
! meetings began Tuesday and were
concluded Thursday. The people of
Caddo splendidly entertained the out
of town guests.
Dashing pepper into the eyes of
Jailer Hadley when called to talk
to his attorney William Bennett 23
yeap-old prisoner seized the officer's
pistol locked the jailer John Watson
attorney and Charlie Boxvman. assis
tant jailer in n cell and allowed eight
prisoners including himself to escape
from the Muskogee county jail Tue.s
Though many other prisoners wero
given the opportunity to make a dash
for liberty only the eight took ad-
vantage. One of the prisoners who
remained telephoned Sheriff J. D
Bobbins and informed him of tho jail
break. All available deputy sheriffs
and police took up the trail of tho
Six of the eight escaped prisoner
held up a motorist at the outskirts of
tho city and forced him to drive them
west on tho Okmulgee road. But tho
driver's car was too slow for tho fugi
tives r.nU shortly after they spied n
large touring car forced the driver
to surrender the machine nnd sped on.
'FOUR BOKCHITO BOYS BOUND
OVER FOR BURGLARY
ARRESTED ON WHISKY CHARGE j
Jim Judson. living four miles north
of Yarnaby was arrested last Satur-'
day by Deputy Sheriff G. C. Jones of !
Yarnaby who sent for Sheriff Taylor
and Judson was brought to Durant. I
They found a still a worm and about j
130 gallons of mash Mr. Jones says..
Willie Harrison and Miss Lucy
Sanders were united in marriage at
the home of Rev. D. B. Gregory
at 7:30 Tuesday evening. Only a
fexv relatives and friends were pres-
ent. Immediately after the cere-
mony Mr. and Mrs. Harrison left for
Dallas. Texas where they will make
their home. The bride is the charm-
ing daughter of Mr. B. F. Sanders of
this city and tho groom is the son of
Mr. B. W. Harrison of Bokchito Ok
lahoma. These young people have a
host of friends here who will wish
LIONS CLUB MEETING
The Lions Club had an unusually
interesting meeting Monday on which
occasion talks were made by Supt.
Echols of Eufaula Schools and a
member of the Eufaula Lions Club
land Rev. E. Hotchkin of Durant. who
in point of years of service is South-
eastern Oklahoma's oldest educator.
Sup't. Tompkins of the public
schools announced that one day each
week the public schools will devote
an hour to assembly period and ask a
speaker from the Lions Club each
alternate week. The Club will fui-
jnish the speaker.
Four of the seven boys arrested
at Bokchito last week on charges of
burglary had preliminary hearing be-
fore Justice Archibald hero Tuesday.
The four boys were Fred Tom Fate
I uuu ikun- xi-'uiiu viiiij uiuuiiifli xnvy
wcre all held to the district court on
(Charges of second degree burglary
and released on bonds of $1000 each.
I which were promptly furnished. Tho
three other boys Homer Williams
George Williams and Earl Dyer had
their cases continued indefinitely on
the motion of the State.
RIFLE TEAM LEAVES
The Durant members of the stato
rifle team left Monday night for Ok
lahoma City where the entire team
will be collected before it starts for
Camp Perry. Ohio where tho national
shooting match will be held dnring
the next two weeks. The four Du
rant men on the team are Captain
Ilighlnu Mitchell team coach. Sor-
geants Enrl T. Houk. W. T. Summons
and Jerry Crook.
MAINTENANCE OF WAY MEN
"Ml AND WAR TIME WAGES
Leader nf d -:i !i
. " "' luuwiiy iiiuiuieuuui-e
iJVa' mt'n numbering about 400000
td ft B 10r' road3' have 1'etition-
11 'he Railway Labor Board to re-
ar time wages to this class of
rar cye-os jn the pctition it js ro.
W1 that W!lln! mm OO Ot
- . Ull AlUIII .U W DJ
n's -in hour and they want 48 cents
. ur Jiat basis of an cight-hour-
JENNINGTON'S FIRST BALE
of loo received her first bale
w couon Wednesday of last
Bur? " s brouBht n T. II.
mil.. Who lives two .and one half
jttmi "" OI uenningion. a
Celh n 3.lM WaS made "'
tfce h c "ennington merchants for
tie n addition to its bringing
ner the market .price.
JUST LIKE THIS
We are going to make some cotton. It now looks like we will
get a very good price for it. It is going to bring in some money.
Every dollar of this money should be handled so it will do the
work of two during ore inary times. There are so many things
this money must do for us. There are a great many things the
most of us' need. We are all going to need some Dry Goods. A
few dollars saved on your dry goods bill will help in some other
place. We feel that you owe it to yourself to save all you can and
you must adrr it that no one sells good merchandise cheaper than
THE DIXIE S TORE. We are proud of the fact that our bus-
iness is growing every day and we hope to conduct it in such a
way that it v ill continue to grow.
Remember this is one place where you are welcome and
will feel at home. Make THE DIXIE your headquarters.
New fall goods are being received every day and we invite
you to come and see tht-m.
Determined To Invade Germany To
l-Jilorce Demands If Allies Grant
Moratorium On Reparations
Grim determination to obtnin rinm.
ntion from Germany scizo guaran
tees and enforcement such pnymenta
in the event thnt the reparations com-
missions should grant a moratorium
to Germany without exacting tho se
curities demanded by France is every-
where evident In French official cir-
cles. While official announcement ta
withheld in order not to interfere
with the work of the commission
nnd owing to the desire of tho French
Government to nlloxv the German dele
gates every possible opportunity to
make a final proposal which might
bo acceptable to France French offi-
cials talk and net as if tho nlan were
adopted and France's decision to tako
coorco measures ngainst Germany had
nlrcady been decided upon.
Hcrr Schoeeler's propositions to
the commission nre described as "ab
Premier Poincare hail a long con-
ference today with M. Vivinni nnd
tho Minister of France M. Do Lns-
teyrie. Lnter he received Andro Lc-
fevre former Minister of War a
most persistent advocate of the adop-
tion of strong measures toxvard Gor-
man. M. Lefevro nppeared in great
spirits ns he emerged from the Poln-
"Our only chance to get anything
from Germany" he said "is for us
to 170 and take it. This is what I
havo been preaching since tho sign-
ing of tho peace thenty. I am happy
to find thnt my viewpoints will prevail."
LOCAL SOLDIER'S DEATH
AN UNSOLVED MYSTERY
James Porter Rhodes Shot From Am
bush On Guard And Slayer
Where up town prices look extravagant
Tho death of Private Jnmes Porter
Rhodes which occurred at Fort Sam
Houston. Texas on the night of July
l'Jth while Porter was at sentry's
pout is still a mystery even after
tlio most searching investigation by
thu military authorities. All that is
known is that Porter was xvalking his
sentry .beat at about eleven o'clock
when he was shot from anibust ono
ball entering his head about three
inches upward and bnrkwnrd from tho
right ear. He died immediately. An
immediate careful search failed to
din-over anyone upon whom suspi
cion might rest. Porter had no known
enemies in his company.
'orter is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
M. L. Rhode's well knoxvn people of
the Achillc commtimly. Mrs. Rhodes
and other children live on Fifth and
Alabama streets here residing in Du-
rant to take advantage of the schools.
Mr. Rhodes operates his fine fann
near Achillc. The son enli -ted in
tho regular army about a year before
' his death and had been complimented
(by commanding officers for his sol
dierly lie-anng and conduct.
His mother Mrs. Mattie E. Rhodes
this week received a letter from his
: Captain ('. S. Rii-hards commanding
I tho 4th Field Artillery of Battery D
1 deploring the lad's death nnd sym
pathizing with tl'.e family.
This Prairie View Local No. 071 of
tho F. L. II. of A. near Achillc has
pnsHed resolutions of sympathy nnd
condolence for the death of the splen-
did young man cut down in the flow-
vr of youth.
AHSESSMKNTS ON PAVING
TAXES DUE SEIT. FIRST
Tho annual assessments on the sev-
oral paving districts in Durant. which
have not been fully made are duo and
1 payable at the office of the city clerk
on September 1st. Unless paid at
that timo tho assessments are delin-
quent and bear the legal penalty of
eighteen per centum per annum.
UniULKY TO BE ASSISTANT
TO THE COUNTY ATTORNEY
J. A. Shirley county attorney elect
goirn Into the county attorney's offico
.September 1 ns astistant county at
torney replacing Stanley Wlllinms
resigned. Mr. Shirley xvill serve as
assistant until his own term of offico
begins January 1 1!'22. the four
months as assistant will therefore
givo him familiarity with the duties
and routine of the office and make
him better qualified when he takes
charge of the office.
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