Saturday Morning Advertiser (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 36, Ed. 1, Saturday, December 11, 1920 Page: 4 of 8
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SATURDAY MORNING ADVERTISER
JATURDAY DECEMBER n
gttwiHj Moraitg AireiMMr
riSTniDUTED FREE In the city of
Durnnt liccnuse of liberal patronage
of advertisers In this community. Look
for It every Vrldny afternoon.
114 North Third
. M. EVANS.
THC AMERICAN I
Mnr Rcpretentattve I
'RESS ASSOCIATION )
FRIDAY DECKMBEU 10 1K20
Two weeks from Saturday will be
Christmas day nnd already the stores
are filled with holiday goods and
thronged with Christmas shoppers.
The slocan "Shop Early" perms to
have been adopted by a goodly por-
tion of our ciitzens which will tend
to materially lessen the congestion of
the stores the last day or two before
Notwithstanding the low prices of
farm products and the attendant
shortage of money as compared with
last year there still seems to be
enough loose change lying around to
bring Santa Clause to about all of the
homes in the county.
The usual crop of "kill-joys" are
in evidence cautioning against ex-
travagance and urging that all gifts
purchased be useful ones.
Right here the writer wishes to
state in his observation he has sel-
dom or never seen the purchase of
gifts carried to such an extent as
to imperil the solvency of the giver
although he has seen the Christmas
spirit get such a grip on an occasion-
al tight-wad as to make him loosen
up a little but generally a very lit-
tle. Useful gifts are of course all right
but so are the useless (if there can
be such a thing s a useless gift)
and the chances are that almost any
woman would appreciate n pretty
ring moie than she would a wash-
tub; and a child would appreciate
a doll or an air-iifle more than n
pair of hoots.
Useful gifts too apt to appear sor-
did to have the ear-marks of com-
mercialism on tht m and Christmas
has already been comiiHTcinlii'cd to
such an extent that its real meaning
has all but disappeared.
Probably the most impoitnut prob-
lem that eongre-ss will have to vios-
tle with in the near fuluio is the im-
migration problem. Now that the
world war is over (for the present
at least) seveial million European!
are planning to emigrate to s(m(.
other country and the United States
will be the Meicn of the most of
them unless congress takes steps to
stem the tide. With the many con-
flicting interests to satisfy in deter-
mining which of those who apply for
admittance shall be admitted nnd
which shall be excluded congress has
a job on its hands of no inconsider-
able magnitude. It is quite probable
that our immigration laws will be so
modified as to exclude many classes
of immigrants who are now throng-
ing to our shores.
The cotton farmer i are not the only
ones who are hit hard by tho pres-
ent prices; the wheat raisers and wool
growers are in pretty much tho same
boat and the producers in other lines
unless they be so well organized that
they can create prices for their pro-
duce are not far behind the farmers
and wool growers. It is asserted
that many of the saw mills will short
ly close down until there is a better
demand for lumber and many factor
ies 'and textile nulls have all end y
closed or are running on part time.
The coal barons aie reaping a harvest
as they control prices and coal is a
necessity in cold weather especially.
With mills nnd factories closing and
a portion of the people short of cloth-
ing; with saw mills shutting down in
the fnce of a shortage of houses
and with wheat and cotton finding a
poor market although selling below
the cost of production it looks ety
much as though someone had thrown
a monkey-wrench into tho ni.ichineiy
of distribution. That the pie-enti
Mate of affairs is due largely to psy-
chological reason- does not hvln mat-
ters any. The euriouj fact is 'hat
with tremendous nop- and a lib; de-
mand for the prodm's of field and
factory the machineiy of distribution
is refusing to function.
Of course the News likes to be
quoted and to have matter from its
columns reproduced in other papers
but when a paper swipes a leader from
its editorial page and reproduces it
as a front page article as did the
Caddo Herald last week it would be
appreciated if credit be given a cur-
tesy which the Herald overlooked.
This wni told us by a Pitts-
burg County farmer. He read
in an agricultural bulletin of the
splendid profits to be made from
wool growing and was much im-
pressed with the possibilities. He
bought a hundred sheep and im-
agined himself the vanguard of
prosperity. He clipped the wool
from his hundred sheep took the
product to market and sold it
for enough to pay for one suit of
woolen clother.. Ada Planter and
It is hard to tell whether the above
is intended ns a hard luck story or
a tale of good fortune. That far-
mer was in luck. If he hadn't had
wool he might not have been able
to have bought the clothes. After he
had sold the wool he still had the
sheep left nnd by using their tallow
for fuel (a la Esquimeax) and eating
the mutton he ought to be able to get
through the winter very well.
ly. Ardmore is too swift for a
country boy. Tishomingo Capital-Democrat.
Quit taking digs at Ardmore. That
city has troubles enough without
every paper in the state taking a
shot at her.
A Tishomingo detective got his
pockets picked in Ardmore recent-
The difference between a profi-
teer nnd a highwayman is that it
docs require courage and nerve to
hold a fellow up and force him to
stand nnd deliver nt the point of
gun but not so with the profi
teer for under the guise of legi-
timate business he appears in the
role of a robber of the most
base and despicable kind with out
one tedcemlng trait. A train rob-
ber Is a prince compared to n
profiteer. Hawthorne Sun.
There is a lot of truth in the above
and yet it is a safo surmise that the
editor of the Sun would greet the
profiteer with a smile if he wished
to insert an advertisement in the
paper He would not object very
strenuously to having a profiteer for
a fnther-in-law or a son-in-law if that
were possible but it would be quite
different with a train robber. The
profiteer has all the best of it be-
cause he is arrayed in the habiliments
of respectability and the train rob-
ber gets romped on because he is
togged out in the garb of outlawry.
It is a funny world; the profiteer and
the train robber arc both working to-
ward the same end nnd with the same
disregard of the moral law yet the
Great American People send the profi-
teer to congress and the train rob-
ber to the penitentiary.
For Your Boy
When He is Twenty-one
Wouldn't it be nice if your little boy or girl could be
sure of receiving $1000 on his twenty-first birthday re-
gardless of whether the father has had financial success
What would be a more appropriate Christmas gift for
your little chap this Christmas than a certificate of
stock in this association to mature that amount when he
reaches his majority.
As an example if you have a son one year old yon can
invest $160 in stock in this association this Christmas and
the stock will be worth $1000 to him in cash when he
reaches twenty-one without any further payments.
The sums required to mature your boy or girl $1000 on
their twenty-first birthday based on any present age
from one to fifteen years are as follows :
Amount in cash
to be paid.
You may arrange a greater or smaller sum for your
child when he reaches his majority by paying proportion-
ately larger or smaller amounts.
DMT BUILDING & LOAN ASS'N.
Durant Okla. 0. R. SALMON Sec'y.
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The death of Jake I.. Hnmon "till .
continues to be shrouded in my'ery ' lit
It i'l still claimed by bis bn .iness Ijf
manager that Hnmon shot hinrelf Jj'
and the county nuthoiities ate equal- W
ly emphatic in the asseition thut 1"
death was brought about bv ( lara k
Smith. The Chicago Herald and Ex-'H
aminer and associated paper' includ- M
ing tho Oklahoman have been pub- S
lishing what purpoits to be I lie diary K
of Clara Smith that was found in her u
trunk when it was opened in Kansas K
City; other papers including the Dal- si
las News have published new.- items p
which state that the authorities at &
Kansas City deny that nny such diary ?
or any diary was found in any of K
ner trunks. About the only safe bet
is that the whole matter will be so
tangled up that nothing will ever be
done about it even if the authorities
succeed in locating the very elusive
AN ELECTRICAL CHRISTMAS
Let us show and demonstrate our unusually large
stock of KIcctric Stoves. Percolators Reflectors Grills
and other miscellaneous electrical contrivances that '.re
fo handy around the home. You cannot appreciate
one until you use it awhile. Ask those who own one.
M. D. M1CHAEI
Plumbing and Electrical
character and a useful life has been
laid with a slipper and it is quite
probable that a more frequent and
vigorous application would have a
more lasting influence in the upbuild-
ing of a study and upright national
character than all the laws of nil the
forty-eight states could pass. The
slipper wielded by competent hands
is a mighty power for good and one
that is too frequently overlooked.
Is On Us
TEST OF CIGARETTE LAW
Nation-wide interest centers in the
Knnsns nnti-cigarcttc law which is to
be tested before the U. S. Supreme
couit. If the law is upheld the anti-
cigarette crusaders plan to seek thol
passage of similiar statutes in every'
State of the Union.
Don't drag around
HALF SICK and SLEEPY
THAT DULL HEADACHE
Rid yourself of that awful
feeling. Try a bottle of
TUELL'S LIVER TONIC
Ask your druggist for a bot-
tle. Guaranteed and manu-
TUELL MEDICINE CO.
What preparation have you made in the way of gifts for
members of your family and intimate friends? We have
anticipated that this would be a Christmas of useful gifts
and have prepared well for it. This space isn't large
enough to list them all but we give you below just a few
suggestions of useful gifts for members of the family.
Box Cigars Safety Razors Carton Cigarettes Toilet
Soap Pipe Eastman Kodak Bottle Perfume Box Sta-
tionery Toilet Set Manicure Set Flash Light Fountain
Pen Ivory Set Hair Brush Box Xmas Candy Combs etc.
Corner Drug Store
Second and Main Durant Okla.
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Mm for the Holidays
VyrA'"wv.Sy Its that time men time to dress
up anu ue ul your uesi.
This year its-an easy job prices
are within reach of all. Too
we've the most complete stock of
good clothes ever brought to Du-
rant. THESE SOCIETY BRAND
HICKEY FREEMAN AND
STYLEPLUS SUITS AND
20 35 44 50
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i 'Mil ''i4
good examples of low economical
you can get inside.
and new outfits.
Men from everywhere remark about how reasonable
for their quality.
GIFTS Make it a M
Store Gift this year.
Man's Store gifts thi year are appreciated as never be-
fore. Its something he can use and wear and wear
We've attractive prices on Gift merchandise of the
highest quality of which any man is proud to receive
rWFL ABE A FEW SUGGESTIONS-
Neckwear Shirt-. Hath P.obos U;it.s
Hosieiy Pajamas Suit.; !;ng-
MulVlers Undo.-.ear OuMcoals oult
ALL (IV EJi THE STORE LOW PRICES ARE QUOT-
ED -IN KFEFING WITH THE TIMES
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Evans, E. M. Saturday Morning Advertiser (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 36, Ed. 1, Saturday, December 11, 1920, newspaper, December 11, 1920; Durant, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc83188/m1/4/: accessed December 17, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.