Saturday Morning Advertiser (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 1, Ed. 1, Saturday, April 9, 1921 Page: 1 of 4
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iaturday Morning Advertiser
DURANT OKLAHOMA SATURDAY APRIL 9 1921
AYOR OF DURANT
il Kt'l ION GOES OFF" QUIET.
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rhe cltv election last Tuesday in
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arge into cast wnen 11 is cuiiniuer-
that It as a raiuy uay nuu vuo
uK.tnfoic a Democratic nomlna-
iln this town nas oeen equivuieui
rne Republicans in this election
I 0ut a full ticKet tor ciiy omcera
I succeedi'rt in electing O. W. Cot-
a itenubllcan over A. C. Rlsner
I'eraocrat. by two votes for Alder-
i in Ward one. 'ine vote in mis
was Cotton 124; Rlsner 122.
Rlsner when asked by a News
orter If he was going to call for
count stated that he would not
ie came too near being elected
P. Bowles the Democratic nom-
'for Mayor was an easy victor
lr C. G. Shane the Republican
blnee by a majority of 605 votes.
Shane ran ahead of the Repub-
n ucKPt uy wo nunurea ana
'he vote for Mayor by Wards was
Vard om R. P. Bowles Demo-
It. 199 rates; C. O. Shane Repub-
In 55 votes; Ward two R P.
pies. 270; C. 0. Shane 103. Ward
tee R. P. Bowles 332; CO. Shane
Ward four R. P. Bowles 292;
. Shane 175. Making a total for
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CALERA BANK ROBBED
LAST SUNDAY NIGHT
Entrance Affected Prom Window.
Vault Combination Broken Off.
Liberty Bonds Stolen.
The First State Bank of Calera
suffored Its second robbery in six
months Sunday night when some per-
son or persons broke into the bank
made the vault combination look like
a wooden nickel and filched several
Liberty bonds belonging to customers
of the bank in the vault. The exact
amount of stolen bonds is not knbwn
at this time for the reason that the
bank officials naturally do not know
the contents of the safo deposit boxes
of their customers and tbe owners of
all of the boxes bad not shown up to
appraise thellr losses at the time of
it seems tnat the robbers were
looking for bonds alone for the bank
office was cluttered with Jajers of
more or less value which had been
During the same night a new
Chevrolet car was stolen from the city
garage at Calera. E. C. Motter of
Durant dealer in that make of car
had left it at Calera on a prospective
sale. It Is believed that the bank rob-
bers stole the car In which to make
The same bank was the victim of a
daylight holdup the latter part of
Captain Ounter chief of detectives
of Dallas and a finger print expert
by the name of Stallworth were mak-
ing Investigations at Calera Monday
with the sheriff and county attorney.
Very clear finger prints were left on
the vault door and on the edge of the
window where entrance of the build-
in was affected. The robbers ob
tained access to the building by fore
ing a windaw with a crowbar.
CADDO LETS CONTRACT
FOR NEW SCHOOL HOUSE
LOWER HOUSE OF THE LEGISLATURE
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STATE'S BUSINESS IS PARALYZED DY FAILURE OF LEGISLATURE
TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR OPERATION. SCHOOLS DEPART.
MENTH ASYLUMS AND PRISONS MUST CLOSE JUNE UU UNLESS
OTHER MEANS IS X)UND OF FURNISHING FUNDS.
We have the READY MONEY to handle
a large volume of FARM LOANS. Can
pay you your money as soon as papers
are executed and title is shown com-
plete. Titles are examined in Durant
by local attorney. Secuity is examin-
ed out of this office. Our rates and
terms are the best. YOU DO NOT
HAVE TO WAIT.
WE PAY YOU BY CHECK ON LOCAL
We Give Farm Loan Service That
Authorities differed as to whether
the adjournment of tho House con
stitutes a legal adjournment of the
entire Legislature. Some say the
House action is illegal; that the Gov
ernor has authority to demand the
members to reassemble under penal
ty of contempt charges if they fail
but the Governor's last word seems
to be that he will not call a special
As It Is now without more legisla-
tive action all State departments
and Institutions will shortly close for
want of funds; tho Governor is quot-
ed as saying that he will not call a
special session of the Legislature.
Of the work of the present sea
slon of the legislature 114 bills bo-'
Of this number only 41 wero of a
general nature asldo from appro-
priations which effected the whole
22 were appropriation bills pure
15 were purely of a local nature
affecting certain counties or districts.
36 related to the increase of county
officers deputies and raising the
salaries of these officers not general
but relating to certain counties.
Upper House Forced to Quit
A special session of the Leglsla.
ture will have to be called by Gov
ernor Robertson it the appropria
tion bills aro passed by the Okla
Leading Republicans are reported
to have held a conference with Gov-
ernor Robertson in which they stated
that they were willing to return to
the capitol and pass the appropriation
bills when tho Governor called an
1 It is understood that the Governor
will call an extra session of the Leg-
islature possibly by the first of May
It would seem to be the only
course to pursue for when the lower
Paralysis of State government In
all Its branches and divisions extend-
ing down to Individual school dis-
tricts will be the result of action of
the house of representatives in ad-
journing early Sunday morning with-
out making necessary appropriations
for the next two years according to
attorneys and public officials.
Closing of a dozen or more State
institutions within a few weeks be.
cause deficiency appropriations were
not passed and closing of the highway
department with the consequent loss
of (3500000 in federal aid high.
way construction money will bo
among direct results of the house ae
tion in quitting in tho midst of busi
Against the urgent need for money
aggregating millions of dollars for
Immediate use there stands avail
able approximately $100000 yet to
be Issued by the Governor from his
Allowance for deficiency claims
What relief is to be attempted to
prevent the loss of the State's money
the closing of Its schools the cast
lng adrift of its orphans disabled
insane or criminal dependants and
the suspension of Us government
has not been decided. Whatever re-
lief is to be given now will fall by
large measure to recover the loss and
damage caused by the failure of the
legislature to perform its duty it
was agreed. Money is the need ana
it must be provided quickly as well
as In adequate amount.
Until appropriations for mainten
ance of the tate during the next two
years are provided no state tax levy
can be made by the state board of
Until the state levy is certi-
fied to the counties the county excise
boards cannot make their tax levy
and until the county levy Is made
school districts levies cannot be made
attorneys said Sunday. The claim of
nvtl ennseauences of the house ad.
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journment traces Itself eventually tcabuge 0f t.hO -Legislature adjourned
Will He Ready for Next Fall
The Board of Education at Caddo
let a contract this week for the con.
structlon of a modern new High
School building to replace the old
building destroyed recently by tire.
The contract goes to J. J. Rooney of
Muskogee at $52000. Work is to
commence In ten days after tbe let
ting of the contract and the building
Is to be finished in 120 working
days which means that the new
building will bo ready for use this
coming fall. x
The building Is to be semi-fire
proof construction and built of
brick and concrete. The plans will
bo similar to that of the old build-
ing and It will bo modern In every
The old building carried Insurance
in the amount of $31000 and the
district voted $30000 more in bonds.
After the construction has been com-
pleted this will leave the board
$9000 for equipment. This sum is
not believed sufficient and other
means will be employed to procure
additional needed funds.
TO FORT WORTH AND THERE
IOSES THE TRAIL. KNOWS
WHO ROBBED THE BANK AT
Sheriff Rural Taylor has trailed
the parties who burglarized the Ca-
lera bank last Monday night to Ft.
Worth and there he lost the trail.
The trailing was done through. the
Chevrolet car that was stolen from
E. C. Motter at the same tline.y
The' two men who did the work
are noted characters are known to
the officers and It will be only a
short time till they are landed be-
hind the bars.
The men who did the work at
Calera were In Durant last Sunday.
In making their get away it la
known that they picked up a third
man In Sherman Texas who Is sup-
posed to be one of the directors ot
speeches by the peace officers pres
Judge John Finney W. L. Boner
assistant County Attorney and Jim
Keirsey were appointed on a com
mlttee to furnish the Inmates of the
Jail with reading matter; this com-
mlttee was to act In conjunction with
tne pastors of all the different
Every peace officer who attended
this meeting voted It the most In
BURGLAR IS CAUGHT
READY TO PLEAD GUILTT
Oliver Hunt the young man who
burglarised the Lemon store at Arm
strong Is now reposing behind the
bars In the county cooler. He bur--glarlzed
the store Friday night and
was' arrested In Denison Saturday
evening. He has waived examining
trial and Is ready to plead guilty and
take his medicine.
W. Roy Breg of The Southwestern
Christian Endeavor Federation from
Dallas speaks here Sunday. Mr. Breg
Is quite a noted young people's
every corner and quarter of the state
and holds the possibility of prevent-
ing the common schools from operat-
ing in every district.
The highway department has
money available now to run ten days
longer according to Fred Parkinson.
If additional money is not provided
to pay employes the department
must close. Facing the department
In the next three months however is
the task of rpproving plans and
letting contracts for approximately
$7000000 worth of roads half ot
which may be paid for by tedorai
aid funds not available after June
The department has before It also
the task of issuing more than 100.-
000 automobiles license tegs and of
collecting nearly $2000000 in motor
tax 90 per cent of which is to be
returned to the counties. Bills for
maintenance of the department the
remainder of this year wero pending
In the legislature at the time the
house adjourned but tLey were not
signed and are Ineffective. There
was approximately $30000 estimated
as necessary for the department pro
vided for in tho bills.
As the adjournment was taken at
12:10 o'clock Sunday morning the
Senate begged for a continuance nf
tho conference that differences be-
tween the House and tho Senate on
appropriations might be ironed out.
In determining upon tho adjourn-
ment the Republican majority in the
Houso undid all that had been ac-
complished so far In the session and
undoubtedly perpetrated the biggest
disgrace that was ever brought upon
any commonwealth in this nation.
Sine Die as political body it was
dead and there could bo no recon-
sideration of that vote. The only
course to pursue Is for tho Governor
to call an extra session.
Tho Senate adjourned Wednesday
evening Sine Die.
Thus ends tho fight between the
lower house of the Oklahoma Legis-
lature which is Republican and the
Senate which Is Democratic.
BRYAN COUNTY PEACE
OFFICERS MET MONDAY
Tho Bryan County peace officers
convention met Monday afternoon at
the Methodist church both courts
being In session at tho court house.
Tho ladies of the Methodist Cfturch
served a splendid dinner that was
very much enjoyed by the members
of tho convention and their guests.
After the dinner several talks
wero made one by Mr. Bloodworth
who is the leader In tho singing dur
ing tho meeting at tho Methodist
Church. This talk was especially ap
preciated by the members of tho As
There wero two lady delegates
from Kemp Mrs. Stono .and Mrs.
Jamison; these ladies made inter
esting talks in favor of law enforce
merit and especially In opposition to
allowing tho prisoner;) to gamble in
the county Jail. They had an idea
that people who were put In jail an
a punishment for gambling should
not bo allowed to gamble in Jail;
in other words If it was an offense
to gamble out of jail it was an of-
funto to gamble In Jail. Tho ladles
wore awarded the prize on their
ONLY REGULAR FOLKS
are asked to Read the
PRUNE SHOP NEWS
on Page Four
Look For The Buck-Shot Border
We have waited until
we felt prices had
reached a sound
wholesome basis to
buy our new Spring
Suits and you'll
agree with us that we
have some of the
in the new
and KUPP JR. -
at $25 $32.50 $37.50 and $45
You ought to get down early to look them over.
The new goods are seasonable neat and snappy the
styles some simple some double breasted one two
and three button models for business sport and
dress wear for both men and young men to suit your
type or figure in every detail from your collar to the
uff on the botton of your trousers The sensible
graceful style lines are here as well as the nice little
touches you want.
New Hats Shirts Neckwear Underwear Shoes and
Spring Sox to go with your Suit at "down to the
Fwnk H. White
W. A. Pope
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Evans, E. M. Saturday Morning Advertiser (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 1, Ed. 1, Saturday, April 9, 1921, newspaper, April 9, 1921; Durant, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc83204/m1/1/: accessed November 20, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.