Saturday Morning Advertiser (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 49, Ed. 1, Saturday, May 27, 1922 Page: 1 of 4
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Saturday Morning Advertiser
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DURANT OKLAHOMA SATURDAY MAY 127. 1922
WILSON TO OPEN
Durunl will honor her dead heroes
I of thu World War as well as the dead
I oi the Civil and Spanish-American
roll GOVERNOR TO wars on Memorial Day Tuesday May
PEOPLE AT COURT HO.
MONDAY AFTERNOON At 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon a
II O'CLOCK. iarudc will be staged after which
i the citizens will (jo to Highland ceme-
1 Wilson candidate forjtcry where Memorial Day exercises
ii nomination for Gov-lu ill be held and the graves of the
. nhnma will open his ac-J heroes of the three wars will he
m for the nomination in decoiatcd with flowers.
day of next week. Mr.' Tne order of the parade will be:
address voters at the Colors Jband firing squad mem-
i in the district court 'bers of the American Legion Civil
tnee o'clock in the after-' War veterans Spanish-American war
lolion ip his affdrqss here. Mr.
ffil on and a few friends including.
A t I'r.mt will drive to Benning-
ton where " nBht meeting will be
held thin after which they will re
turn hi l)i.ant wnero ne win spena
the mpi 1'oinB to Madill Tuesday
Eornir.R 1-itcr on in the campaign
Mr. N i ' expects to return to this
count.! a.m opeak at other points.
Mnn'J.1 noon. Mr. Wilson will be
tte pji ' "f the Lions Club at their
noon lani neon nt the Atwood Hotel.
A committee of Mr. Wilson's
friend n busy today completing ar-
rangements for his reception and the
opening "f )is campaign here Mon-
day. A great number of people in Bryan
county h.ivo been outspoken in their
support of Wilson these people num-
bering farmers merchants labor-
Ms bankers and every other walk
of life represented among our clti-
ter.'hip It is expected that a great
crowd of representative citizens will
be here on the 29th to welcome Mr.
Wilson and hear from his own lips the
thine for which he stands in the pro-
motion of the best possible govern-
ment for Oklahoma and Oklahomans.
veterans then all who wish to join
the parade. The line of march will
start at Evergreen near the court
house turn at Third south to Main
thence South on 1st Avenue to south
of Frisco tracks wheie cars will be
waiting to transport everybody to
Everybody is urged to bring flow-
ers especially poppies which has
been adopted as the American Legion
The legion members and Auxiliary
members will sell poppies Monday
and the people will wear them on
Memorial Day to honor the dead in
France and in the homeland.
Every family that has a dead son
or brother who was a soldier in the
cemetery should decorate their
graves Tuesday morning as they will
all lie decorated at the exercise in
the afternoon. Many will want to
decorate the graves of their loved
ones themselves. As many of the
legion men as possible should wear
TRADES DAY WAS
FINE HOGS AND CHICKENS EX-
HIBITED. AIRPLANE EXHIBI-
TIONS WERE CUT SHORT OW-
ING TO STORM DAMAGE TO
A SPEEDING CAR
GOES IN DITCH
HOUSES IN COUNTY
Wednesday night as a car load of
Ector Texas base ball boys were
starteing for hime and speeding down
. ... ii .the paved highway their car went
linnn lounty schools are propar-i. ' . ' . jft f
f.r -heir next year's sessions. . f h o
'(! tin. Barwick district voted . . ?'
"".'I'1 L"ry.IC-h0l..b"ild but did not seiiouslv hurt any of the
f - the
It is said that a motor cycle was
ahead of the car. nnd the driver gave
tin signal Hint lie wanted to pas"
hut a-! he got opposite the motor car
its driver nUo put on speed and stuck
to the middle of the road forcing the
car driver to either go into the ditch
n- side swipe the motor cycle.
ne for school bonds in dis-i T1e accident occurred near W. A-
fi building a new school ! tht n"lant "lncc' south of tmvn'
UT: 'w?'t.l!.y.!!..ClSIVi! ASK CONVERTED BANKS
" " "' " " "" "-" i'- Trt nmn iiidt nv i nee
' ' to 11 favoring the bond
o bonds were voted.
f the school board nt
i' ''k.iirt arrangements for
'I m the new $12500
ling at Blue. The work
at mice and will be com-
time for the next school
titior- ate being circulated asking
tor a new election.
NEAR VINITA SUNDAY
State Rankers Association Passes
Resolutions Regarding Guaran-
OFFER BOYS FREE
ON BANK'S BOND
This paper is informed today by
'Assistant County Attorney Williams
that the county has lccovercd from
ORGANIZATION FORMER FROM bonding companies $-JOUO of county
CLUBS HERE TO ENLIST BOYS funds which were on deposit in the
IN CITIZENS MILITARY TRAIN-Vx. State Hank of Durant at the
INC! CAMP AT FT. SILL. time it was closed.
When the bank went defunct the
The inuthbound Katy Limited due
throu"fi Durant early Monday morn-
injr wa- wrecked two miles south of
Vim'T about midnight Sunday night.
the i ip:ir.rpr and firemen both killed
and train vCrvice deloured via Tulsa
for twenty four hours. It seems that
a terr he rain bordering on clnud-
bur weakened an . approach to a
bridge over a creek which caused the
track to sink nnd the engine to top-
pip out when it struck the weak
place. None of the passengers were
badly hurt although they were severe-
ly shaken up. They were marooned
on the spot for several hours on ac-
count of high water.
Commencing at 4:30 o'clock today
(Friday) a large list of candidates
fill receive the Chapter Masonic de-
crees nt the local Masonic Hall the
Work bsinc ivrnmnllftnil tvir itta irnrtf
JCRW team from Sherman Texas. At
8:30 o'clock a bannupt will he served
to candidates In the dining hall after
which the last degree will be Conferr
Th Shprmati tram will fill it nt-
firm in the chapter degrees as fol-
low?: J- T Knott High Priest.
G. Durham King.
J -I- Barnes. Scribe.
McCasland. Captain of Host.
. ;7 W. Gillespie. Royal Arch Cap-
tain E Raney Principal Sojourner.
Templeton. Master of 2nd
team has been working to-
r"-.'Vr FCV?n yearS n tle confer"
"' '. the Royal Arch degrees nnd
r!-- vWted many points In North
' " and Oklahoma Inthis wor. A
IS- nnJ - T i x. tr-
" from Durant and surrounding
tc i" N expected.
r'C run: degrees will be confer-
7 hv this team at a date to be
Every bank that has converted re-
cently from the state to the nationnl
system will be forced to pay its pro-
rata share of the total amount due to
the depositors of foiled state banks if
a resolution adopted Monday after-
noo l by the executive committee of
the State Bankers association in a
meeting at the capitol is followed by
the attorney general. In the event
any such converted bank should fall
or refuse to pay its pro rata share
the attorney general will be requested
to institute suit to collect it. It Is
At one time in 1921 the depositor's
guaranty fund was solvent with about
$500000 to Its credit according to A.
E. Henry of Kiefer. member of the
executive committee. Banks that were
nationalized at that time or while the
guaranty fund was solvent would not
be liable to pay a share In the losses
he declares but those state banks that
had the benefit of the guaranty fund
during its period or solvency and who
then withdrew from the system rather
than take the losses that have since
occurred should be required to stand
their part of the loss existing at the
time of conversion he said.
The executive committee of the
State Bankers association will ask
the state bank commissioner to make
dsmand upon every bank that Is thus
held liable to a share In the losses to
meet those losses according to the
existing deficit at the time of the
withdrawal from the system of each
individual bank that has thus become
CHRISTIAN FOLKS ENJOY
BASKET LUNCH AT PARK
Trades Day. Tuesday of this week
was probably the most successful
event of the kind yet held here al-
though the crowds were hardly 'as
large as have attended similar events
which i.s partly ascribed to the fact
that farmers were taking ndvantage
of the pretty weather to get on with
However when considered the num-
ber and quality of exhibits the
amount of produce offered for sale
and the readiness with which it was
sold one quickly decides that this
day was the best of them all.
As usual the free services of an
auctioneer V. M. Cole were offered
to aid in selling products brought in
and the folks of Durant were there to
buy in large droves.
At the little county fair were shown
some of the best hogs chickens and
other exhibits over seen in the city
causing a deal of favorable com
The day was somewhat marred
for a lot of folks on account of the
cutting short of the much advertised
flying circus to hnve been staged by
the flying squadron of planes from
Ft. Sill. Five of the planes arrived
Monday about six o'clock in charge of
General Chas. McPherren nnd stunted
over the city for a half an hour. Ac
cording to a story in Tuesday s Ok-
lahoman. a squadron of the planes en-
route from St. Joseph. Mo. to Ft
Sill battled all day against a heavy
storm with the result that two of the
planes were wrecked and others made
unfit for flying until they had been
overhauled. This accounted for the
smaller number of machines to come
to Durant. and also the cutting short
of the flying program here.
The premium winners in the hog
nnd poultry divisions at the little
county fair have been announced as
Poland China Hogs
Ago Boar 1st. M. C. Murray Col-
lieit: 2nd. G. W. Tugwell. Cuddo.
Ago Siw 1st. E. G. . Potter Du-
rant; 2nd Pony Bcal Albany.
Sow and Litter 1st. E. G. Potter
Durant; 2nd Pony Beal. Albany.
Yearling Boar 1st. Pony Beal
Yearling Gilt 1st C. R. Dyment.
Tig Boar 1st E. G. Potter Durant;
2nd .1. F. Ashley Mead.
Pig Gilt 1st J. M. Hagood. Du-
rant; 2nd N. M. Arend. Durant.
Age Boar 1st E. O. White. Utica
2n'd A. T. Patterson. Utica.
Age Sow 1st. A. S. Hagood Du-
rant; 2nd David Earnest Durant.
Sow and Litter 1st S. D. Ander-
son. Durant; 2nd W. B. Chiles Du-
Yearling Boar 1st T. A. Russell
Durant; 2nd David Earnest Durant.
Yearling Gilt 1st David Earnest.
Durant; 2nd S. D. Anderson uu
Pig Boar 1st. A. S. Hagood Du-
rant; 2nd H. T. Chiles Caddo.
Pig Gilt 1st. H. T. Chiles. Caddo;
2nd. E. O. White. Utica.
W. N. Roberts. Durant Rt 3 1st
on Cock 1st on hen; 2nd on hen; 1st
Mrs. Alva Malcomb Calera lBt
on Cock 1st on hen; 2nd on hen 1st
Mrs. W. A. Morgan. Durant. Rt. 2.
1st on Cock; 2nd on Cock; 1st on
Hen; 2nd on Hen; 1st on trio.
RHODE ISLAND RED
Miss Mary Stanley Durante Rt.
3 2nd on Hen: 2nd on Trio.
J. Ben Lewis. Durant. Rt. 3. 1st
on Cock; 2nd on Cock; 1st on Hen
1st on Trio.
WHITE PLYMOUTH ROCKS
W. B. Tavlor Caddo. Rt 3. 1st
on Cock; 2nd on Cock; 1st on Hen;
2nd on Hen; 1st on Trio; 2nd on Trio.
C. P. Anderson Utica. 1st on Cock;
2nd on Hen.
Mrs. Ben McKinney. Colbert. 1st
on Cock; 1st on Hen; 2nd on Hen;
1st on Trio.
t a meeting held at the Chamber county had a deposit of $20000 in the
of Commerce at 4:30 o'clock Wednes- institution. This was secured by de-
day afternoon attended by represent po.-dtury bonds furnished by the
tatives of the local guard companies
chamber of commerce women's clubs
and Rotary and Lions Clubs a com-
mittee was selected to make an inten-
sive campaign to enlist boys of re-
quired ages for the Citizens Military
Training Camp to be hold at Ft. Sill
July 27 to August 20. Joe J. Miller
was selected as chairman of the com-
mittee nnd Robert Crump advice
At the meeting was Major A. R.
Gardner of Ft. Sill who explained
the purpose of the enmps nnd the
government's plans for furnishing
free training for the boys.
In leading up to his subject Major
Gardner outlined the present military
policy of the United States as de-
fined by Congress. He showed that In
a serious emergency practically the
total reliance of the nation would be
placed on n citizen army exactly as
in 1917. The National Guard would
form the first line of defense nnd the
Regular Army in very large part
would be split up to form the nuclei
around which the units of the citizen
army would be built up.
"That is the plan" Major Gardner
said "which was followed as far as
possible when we entered the world
war. Those of us whose duty it was
to organize nnd train the men who
came to the cantonments in the fall
of 1917 and the spring of 191S know
and I believe every man who saw ser-
vice agrees with us that if those
men had reported for duty with just
enough practical experience to know
how to take care of themselves in the
field and with just enough elementary
military training to enable them to
"fall in" on the company street and
execute the basic drills they could
have been made ready for battle in
from three to six months lecs time
than it actually took.
WANT THIRD MAN
IN MEANS MURDER
ZACKS STILL HELD BUT GIBSON
RETURNED TO DALLAS BY OF-
FICERS WHO ARE SEARCHING
FOR NEXT MAN.
Southern Surety Company the New
Amsterdam Casualty Company and
the United States Fidelity & Guar
The Southern Surety Company was
the first to be induced to pay on its
bond of $5000 paying that sum in
full. Then theNow Amsterdam Cas-
ualty Company paid $4000 its share
of the loss and the remaining $11000
is secured by the bond of the latter
Mr. Williams says negotiations arc
underway with a view to the early col-
lection of this amount.
JOEL A. BUTLER TO BE
BURIED FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Joel A. Butler aged 7G years died
Thursday night at 11.30 o'clock at
the home of his son. Rev. Ed. G.
Butler in this city. Deceased was
seventy-six years of age when death
called and had not been well for some
time. Funeral services aro being
held at three o'clock Friday after-
noon at the First Baptist Church
conducted by Rev. J. H. Boyct. Burial
ie to be had at Highland cemetery.
IS IN PROGRESS
A summer school is being conduct-
ed at the Central Ward school for
a period of ten weeks under the
charge of Miss Edith Morris. The
purpose of the school is to allow stu-
dents of various grades in the pub
lic schools who failed to make thuir
passing grades in the term just ended
to make up the wink and be promoted
at the next fall term.
According to Miss .Morris and Su
perintendent Tompkins n great many
There is no pupils aro enlisting for the work. A
need for me to tell you what a tre-1 nominal charge id being made against
inendous saving m blood nnd in gold oath pupil firr each subject reviewed
that three months represents. The to pay the eo'-t of npeiating the
necessity of effecting such :i saving school.
the next time we face an emergency -
is plain to vou all. That is the pur- LOCALS TAKE THREE IN A
pose of the Citizens' Military Train-' ROW FROM ECTOR TEAM
ing Camps to build a man up phy-'
sically; to teach him how to safe- The Ector. Texas base ball team
guard his health and how to secure which came here for a three game
the maximum amount of comfort in ! series with the local Legion team.
the field and to give him n foundn-1 found themselves outplayed at every
Further investigation by County
Attorney Phillips and Sheriff Taylor
in the Means Mulder case has re-
sulted in the. holding of Harry Zack in
this county jail for further investiga-
tion and officers are searching for a
It is piactically assured the offi-
cers say. that Dock Gibson was not
implicated in the killing and Sher-
iff Taylor and County Attorney Phil-
lips who arc in Dallas today took
Gib. on back with them.
People who saw the death car have
described the man they saw in the
front scat. Officers are in possess-
ion of a minute discription. criminal
record and name of a third party who
fits the description closely. The pur-
pose of the trip to Dallas today is to
find and arrest this man for investi-
gation. After scvcrnl days of search and
investigation Sheriff Taylor and
Dallas officers Tuesday arrested
Harry Zack 24 and his brother-in-law
O. B. (Dock) Gibson in Dallas
while the former was in the act of
running n lot of illicit whisky. Sher-
iff Taylor drovo through from Dallas
with the two men arriving after mldr
night Wednesday morning. Neither
men interposed any objection to ac-
company the officer asked no ques-
tions as to why the arrest was made
and both closed up like clams so far
as talk was concerned. Investigation
showed that Zack was a member of a
family with police court records for
years in Dallas. He claimed to be a
butcher by trade but asserted that he
had kept out a livlihood for a year
by buying vegetables nt n market and
peddling them and that the whisky
lie was caught running was his first.
Gibson told a similar story. Both ad
mitted they were in haul straights
financially. Z:i'k ailmiiieil that ho
had been vngged once in Dallas
tt ii'tl for hurglniy and acquitted nnd
tried again fur burglary nnd received
.: suspended sentence. Gibson is the
husband of ink's inter from whom
be i 'I'par.iied. Xnrl. ha-- ii wife nnd
one chilli Ik -n.
Both men deny that they have ever
been in Oklahoma befoie. both deny
that they have ever been in Gaines-
ville nr Denison. Texas and both In-
sist that they weie at their homes
in Dallas on the day of the murder of
Means and the day following both
deny any knowledge of the killing.
tion of military training on which the stage of baseball and dropped three- ; J vehemently that he
games to the fast local
finished structure enn be erected in
the minimum of time when necessity
The speaker then took up in detail . The call now is for
the Citizens Military Training Camp Americans. The old
to be held at Fort Sill July 27 to crowd are out of date.
August 20 for citizens of Oklahoma i :
and northern Texas bringing out tne
fact that all expenses are borne by
the government nnd that the mnn at-
Basic training. Previous
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i. j. .... r T.ta tll-t. ln nut-I 'I'111"" J service iiiil in iiiiiu. nyv
!"dT5 LTii0' '? th& '.LLV limits. 17 to 25. Physical require-
iiik '" ".' --. f.. ...; ' .( i. fhn inn is?
..h "' "-"" '';" nllr ments-wef.it not less than 100 lbs;
SyteoXP i V'wlicr ioiRht 59 inches at 17 00 inches at
Tift.. JunJ Th mm are mi- ! chest pcnsion not less tn-n 2
int Hartln&'s Income tax
!?' J1S-000. and cne of our ex-
"antrcs thinks the law may b chan
The men women and children of
the First Christian Church enjoyed
an excellent basket lunch at the city
nark Thursday evening after the
conclusion of which several matters
of church business were taken up
Each of about two dozen ladies pre-
pared a huge basket of things to cat
All these baskets were unpacked and
laid on the long park table nnd then
all the ladles as well ns their men
and children helped themselves. An
hour of eating failed to consume all
the good things and much was to be
carried back home.
CENTRAL OKLAHOMA SWEPT
BY WIND AND BIG RAIN
Heavy winds followed by a down-
pour of rain swept central Oklahoma
Sunday night doing considerable
damage in Oklahome City and Shaw-
nee twenty miles enst of the capi-
tol. One woman was killed outright
and several hurt at Shawnee where
a church several dwellings and other
buildings were demolished. Both
there and nt Oklahoma City tele-
phone telegraph and light lines were
torn down and for some hours both
cities were out of connection with the
outside world and in darkness.
strictlv military. The men are en
couraged to bring athletic equipment.
bathing suits musical instruments
etc.. and one of the principal objects
sought is to get the men from all
over Oklahoma and northern Texas
acquainted with ench other in that
sincere way which camping oui to-
gether brings nnd to foster thnt solid
spirit of democracy which is the cor-
ner Btone of Americanism. Military
discipline will prevail the speaker
said but It will be the sort of dis-
cipline suited to the occasion not
the rigid descipline to which the train-
ed soldier Is accustomed. It Is es-
sentially the purpone to teach what
digcinline is by gradual steps to make
clear the dlffrence between the pro-
oer and the improper methods of ob'
tainlng discipline and. above all to
demonstrate the absolute necessity
for discipline whenever a large num-
ber of men must oncratc ns a unit.
Another point stressed by the
speaker was the instruction in the
use of the rifle which will be given
to all attending the camp. Target
practice on the Fort Sill range will
be an important feature of the
month's program and the practical
value of such training from a civilian
as well as a military stand point was
A synopsis of the detailed infor-
mation given by Major Gardner fol-
lows: Citizens' Military Training Camp
Place: Fort Sill. Oklahoma.
Date: July 27 to August 2G.
Travel Expense; Students will be
paid five cents per mile of travel from
their homes to camp by the shortest
usually traveled routes. For the re-
turn trip the Government may cither
pay the same rate per mile of travel
or else furnish railway tickets and
13.00 per days travel for meals. All
expenses at camp borne by the Got-ernment.
doesn't know how to drive any kind of
nn nutoniobile be.sidi s a Ford.
iiii i The men were given careful scru-red-b
ooded Uum n U)e cnr
blue-blooded t- ((1 hrWge liwr K(M Kiver
I also by Prof. Fnr.ier who saw them
at the gasoline station nt Calera just
before Hie killing and by two others.
All agree that Zack looks mightily
like the man in the back seat of the
death car but none were quite ready
to so swear Wednesday afternoon.
One of the circumstances leading
to the arrest of Zack and Gibson as
inches; no organic defects'; normal suspects was the fact that they were
sight and hearing; good teeth. Educn- dressed exactly ns were the men In
.11 s . i ii..ithi death cnr. unJ. appeared to sjs-
liunui ruquiri'iiiciii..". kui imuiuujr ...
swer every description.
intelligence. Applicant must be of
good moral character.
White Advanced training. ror
araduatcs of n previous Red' course
or its equivalent nnd for privates of I
the Rcgulnr Army National liunrd'
and Organized Reserve. Age limits The druggists of this district com-
18 to 26 graduates of the 1921 Red . prising the counties of Brynn Mar-
course not barred by age. Physical
requirements slikhtly higher than for
the Red course. Educationnl require-
ments grammar school education or
Blue Training to qualify for com
mission in Officers Reserve Corps
shall. Johnson Atoka and Coal met
here We.lr.L'sony for the purpose of
re-organizing the district retail drug-
A good representative was present
and the meeting selected W. F. Dodd
of Caddo as president of the newly
For Graduates of the White courso I organized association.
and for non-commissioned officers of Among the most important business
the Regular Army. National Guard j transacted was the discussion of way
and Organised Reserves and for all
civilians who have had prior train
ing in the Regular Army. National
nnd means to raise funds to employ
a paid secretary for the state drug-
ir sts association ana it is unaer-
Guard or Organized Reserve cspec-j 8tf()d that n mclhfnd was devised by
ially Veterans of the World War. which it is hoped the purpose will bo
Ago limits 1U to zi except xor mose
who have had prior training ns noted
above. In the latter case the ago
A number of prominent druggists
from over the state were present
limit is 35. Educational require- among those being D. B. R. Johnson
mcnts High school education or its
How to Enroll: Get application
blanks from Chamber of Commerce
or write direct to Citizens' Military
Training Camp Officer. Headquar-
ters Rth Corps Area Fort Sam Hous-
ton. Texas giving your age. race
weight height occupation and previ-
ous military training (if none so
state) and blank will be sent you.
Physical Examination Record of
physical examination Is part of ap-
plication blank. This examination
will be given free of charge by local
physicians or by any army surgeon
or medical officer of the Public
Health Service. If you prefer this
examination may bo given by yonr
own chvsidan at your expense.
of Norman dean of the school of
Pharmacy of the Oklahoma Univer
sity; Frnnk Frame of Ardmore
President or the state Pharmncist
Association; Floyd Mincy of Okla-
homa City of the Alexander Drug
Compnny; James Rarron. of Ardmore.
BONDS SELL ABOVE PAR
Spirited bidding between nbout ten
bond brokers in Sulphur resulted In
$50000 of Murray county's road bond
issue bringing par nccrued interest
nnd a premium of ?250. Tho bonds
were bought by Taylor 'White of Okla-
homa City. This Is the first Install-
ment of the $125000 road bond issue
voted some months ago. This $50000
Is already 'matched with federal aid.
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