Saturday Morning Advertiser (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 22, Ed. 1, Saturday, November 18, 1922 Page: 1 of 4
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iaturday Morning Advertiser
r 'r-1tBfriQwrriiY''M"'tf vfr-
fo U't Contract For
Road To- Washita
November The 29
i.iinL' to the terms of a notice
l..'-.nii.iiiois signed by the State
Iflirhw.i Department the department
tjll opui hidf on November 29th for
i. con-IHU'UUM ui u nuiu-auiioccu
&w.i1 Aid Project No. 59 Is the
lthtt.iv frnn1 Durant to the Wash-
i3nc"ls measurements. The road
-tn'lic built one-half from the pro-
..! of llivan County's road bond
L find one-half at the cxnense of
brfcwl dmernment road funds. The
jftaln ) lltv LJl'u ul t-uiianucuun
which bidders will make their
tore ii t available as the Speci
alities nave nut uvtii ivuu ui cue
Tko tountv. this paper has been in
formed has secured right of way on
ie route selected by the Fediral
toemm'iit'8 engineers and all that
Mff remains to get the work start-
(i is the acceptance of a bid by the
It is said that the appearance of
it road proposed when compcleted
ijl be very much the same as that
and running from the county line
a the north to Red River through
Ciddo uurant uaiera ana uoioert
od that there will be a hard-surfac-i
top sixteen feet wide woth a f our-
xit dirt snoutaer on either side of
! hard stirfaceing.
A contract was let some time ago
: the construction or a Bridge
ross the Washita River which is
me raid for by Marshall and Brvan
unties and the Federal Government
When the new road is finished the
nveling public can go from Durant
iMadiil over a "pike" without the
scessity of worrying over mudholes
d hills and ferry boats.
On projects in which the Federal
Government cooperates the policy is
a eliminate steep hills and sharp
wives under plans used on former
Federal Aid projects all hills have
en reduced to five per cent grades.
bid all tum made at least 500-foot
radius turns which means lonir
arn on which traffic need not slow
This UPl'k PMIlins nnH Tnvln nti
Korth Second Avenue are making
ntensite improvements in the ar-
ranpi nient nf tlinir cfnvn
A trrncorv flnnnrfmnnf 10 tintntp nul
led in the lower vacant story of the
ummay uuiiuing just) next door
khich will give the much needed
pom and will mean better service to
Both grocery and dry goods depart-
nenti are connected by an archway.
i80O IMLES OF COTTON
SOLI) HERE THIS SEASON
Price Is 2fi Cents Thursday. Seed
north $37.00 I'er Ton.
lp to Thursday noon of this week
flnething over 6800 bales of 1922
won had been marketed in Durant
w season which is more than two
m one-half times greater than the
lA in IflOt
Cotton Una Vrinotnnr nrnnnfl twon.
lxfent.s a Pound at the same time
u w neater grades were worth
Utt O mnro ihnn linf WUa nl.
F of the price is constantly upward
ru 't appears that the predictions of
33IH rnttnn man fnn tliUi.flnnf int--
p in December are likely to be rea-
C0ttOT1 Cftnrl la rrnirrm .n iLn
Bw bringing $37.00 n ton here
PROFESSOR SEELY HAS A
58TII BIRTHDAY CAKE
Prof C. W el t.--l - r.-l
'.1.1 ' "eeiejr neaci oi nceiv
th 1'uthday Tuesday of last week
" hifh occasion he was the reci-
lent nf n !.:.... u:ii. j
i '""i- uirni uiiy present in
.; 'm. "' an immense cake baked
round fifi....:..i.i i n
... vihiiu iiurninK canines
ff f' "f. his 'if time friend John
'" e. local baker. There is a
1 "1 IllslniV lmplr nf linf .nl.-n
fa' '1(1 VC.ir mrrt tnnn lirt ..mitw
y ' Itlfll.'tn TnirifnlT nmt nVinn
"lrl '"n't any fiee public schools
' . tnen a young man op-
J' i Mhool here and dunanded
Vr h. ttntinna n..wl i:. f. u:
'"'" "' At that time John Will-
" ' a mcie slip of a bov pro-
i.n. i muinj ycais cu nge ami
'""ti t to rrn in .lVl 1...J. Jk ...
"r i laiso the tuition fee.s. IJrof.
'V is v.n elMinl- 1 (!. t ' .1.
o ' . "n n Ret an education that
-.""il mm to attend hi" school
L nul him without fee and
om ts years-old act of his life
rhwh '"" n "Ie lmK friendship
'" "bvo stated has had mnni-
aktM" "i in an immense birthday
aSrS2L TEAM SUSPENDED
' nu.n CONFERENCE
Thr. Vt i.. ...
smii V"ksi" nignscnooi was sus-
RoirT i m. tne Southeastern Okla-
rgnia h Uc.nv. r .
year -"-i-iiiii conierence lor one
Ken ? ieb'0 nccordinjr to won
'ent r ulny irom aupennten-
krfo. ' oiudds president or the
"h-iiulo with conference teams
ce p nll.l
k'Bh W?3 0Ver ec nn ono Wns
lri.i. .' Kruuuaie was tne rui-
"Wercn ciKibiIity committee of the
ABOUT DECEMBER 1
Only Six Small Districts To Be Re-
tained Under Federal Tick Quar-
antine Says Inspector
Following hnrrl mnrl nll tu: i
. ..Hu ..v.n uii villa UU3L
summer dipping cattle to clean un
the county of fever ticks T. J. Ball
federal insepctor in charge of dipping
In this county announces that on or
about December first this year all
"i uuii cuumy win De placed above
nuarnntino nvnnnt u.i j
small and isolated districts in the
tuumy wnicn win he surrounded by
nuarnntino linno no i.-.. i - .
fully cleaned up.
The only quarantined districts in
the enuntv nfto t
tine is lifted and the dipping vats
"--"-ai. vnem win do as follows Mr.
Ball says: I H. Northcutt and G. A.
Parish. ROIlfhurnot tn. c i.!
au ' n' nmc ncar Kenefick vat;
..c uuram souineast quarter of
section fiffonn o! t.lJi
.. -...ws... o. uiu luuii near
Bennington vat; E. L. Dwight T. S.
Minner and L. H. Hollis at Oberlin
Hear Oberlin vnt TT T. n- ii'
ha!if T0fseti.on one' e'8ht' thirteen
uu . a. yain near the Uoss place
both near the Lake West vat.
Mr. Ball in commenting upon the
great progress made at cleaning up
the county this year says that he
has been envpn rnnnarnitAn m.. i
the county and township officers and
- ...- uuwim Kcuuiuiiy an oi tnem
seeminp' tn ronltro ! s i " "
of freeing the county of ticks and
.; icuiuvui ui quarantine.
JR Rnnn n tliaaA a. .mi.ii i.ii
J 7 .dstnct8 are cleaned up and
... "..u.u tuumy piacea aoove quar-
antine the work is still not finished
and it will h tho iii' tu u '
says to see that we stay clean. With
X.. fu "l"v"8. DacK ana forth
OVer tnn rnnntv fnvM .l a. xl.
j ji i r ' '."" "u io tnis
and adjoining counties and from and
will ha T3 . S!S-"f
see that no infested cattle are
uiuukih into tne county after it is
once cleaned up. In illustrating this
Point. Mr. Hull nulla : i-
certain other county of which he had
v...iBC wuic was entirely freed of
tlCKS nnn nlnnnrl n1.n..n .
tw.u rT w """ quuraniine.
i v. B carelessness or pure over-
.riiv ouverm aroves ot infested cat-
tin Worn nnrmlM - t.. 1 . .
-- ..-.- ruuimcu ui ue urougni in
and distributed over the county and
Within n voni. o t:i. i j'. '
....... w. ll(.0 uuuunaea ns
bad as ever and the work was all
to do over again.
The value of the removal of the
quarantine lines from this county is
inestimnnio Horl . . " ' .
. . ule numerous in-
fected districts we had at the begin-
n iUi2 . V"r no.1. Dcen cleaned
UD this vpnr. if i.m.M 1
i i ' . "umu nuvu meant
S'Vi!nfr - nBid quarantine
around the entire county and this
DURANT OKLAHOMA SATURDAY NOV. 18 1922
Several Hundred In
Attendance At Three
About six-hundred men and boys
attended one or the other of three
father-son banquets held here Thurs-
day night at the Baptist Presbyter-
Ian and Christian Churches. This is
the third successive year that Durant
has thus recognized and observed Na-
tional Father-Son week.
At each of the churches excellent
suppers were served by the women
folks and eaten by the men and the
boys following which programs
suitable to the occasion were present-
ed most of them being extemporan-
eous speeches by both men and boys.
The idea behind Father-Son week
is to make the fathers' who in late
years have gotten so busy with their
business that they neglect to chum
with their boys to take more inter-
est in their boys' likes and dislikes
and also to make the boys come to
a keener realization of ju3t how much
their dads mean to them. These get
together banquets arc having the ef-
fect of bringing the men and boys
close together and are sure to re-
sult in lasting good to the generation
and to the generations ahead.
COMMISSIONER JONES A SICK
PATIENT AT HOSPITAL
J. W. Jones county commisiioner
and chairman of the board is a sick
patient at the Memorial Hospital this
week and is reported to be getting
along nicely at last reports.
LECTURE TO WOMEN HERE
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21
Buyers Fight Puts
Price Of Peanuts
Way Above Market
On Tuesday afternoon November
zi at 2:30 o'clock at the court house
there is to be a lecture by a woman
lecturer which is expected to be of
especial interest to every woman in
Durant. There is no admission
charge and all the women of the com-
munity are invited to attend.
The address is to be made by Mrs.
John A. Tabor of Dallas and her
subject will be "American Women."
Mrs. Tabor is said to be a woman of
much experience well informed and
a woman with a message that every
other woman should receive.
And it sometimes happens that the
man who didn't vote in the election
complains most loudly about the kind
of men who were elected.
in its turn would have meant that
not a hoof could be shipped or driven
out of the county at all which would
have spelled the doom of the cattle
business in the county and worked
a very great hardship upon everyone
who has any cattle at all.
Bryan county farmers with peanuts
to sell are reaping a nice profit as
a result of a fight being staged be-
tween a couple of big and powerful
goober buyers locally both of whom
are determined to buy the local crop.
The fight has waxed so warm that
the concerns are both paying thirty
to forty cents above the market and
have crowded local buyers out of the
Peanuts at last reports were bring-
ing around $1.75 and some lots $1.40.
Bryan county is expected to produce
100000 to 150000 bushels of the
goobers this year and if nil of them
could be sold while the fight is on
it would mean an extra profit to the
farmers between $40000 and $50000
Peanuts were bringing from 75c to
85c when the first ones came up.
Out of town buyers put them to $1.00
on the same market and this little
starter started a real scrap.
Reports to this paper say that the
two firms fighting for the peanuts
are the Bayne Peanut Co. of Ft.
Worth and the Barnhart Mercantile
Company both of them strong con-
cerns with numerous houses and big
Local buyers. The Stewart Mill
and Grain Co. and D. Head & Son
have been forced out of the market
and are watching the fight to see
how it ends and who wins it Mean-
time growers of the wanted nut are
taking a profit they little dream of
but which will come in mighty handy.
IS THIS A SENTENCE OR
IS IT A NEW JOKE?
Oklahoma City November 16.
C. A. Kessal was found quilty of
grand larceny in connection with the
theft of two bath tubs by a jury
here which sentenced him to one day
in the state penitentiary at McAlcs-
tcr. Kessal will be given time off for
good behavior the same as if his
term had been longer according to
court attaches. If serving his sen-
tence he will be freed after 18 hours
it was said.
When he is discharged he will re-
ceive $5 in money a new suit of
clothes and transportation back to the
place of sentence as is the case when
all penitentiary pjrisonors are dis-1
The sentence of one day in the pen-
itentiary is believed to be the short-
est penitentiry sentence ever given
by a court in Oklahoma.
You may not vote for him but you
are bound to admit that if Henry
ord does run for president he will
make a rattling good race.
BOKCHITO BOY IS
Clifton Colbert At Point of Death As
Result of Contact With High Ten-
sion Electric Line.
Thursday morning reports from
Bokchito indicated that Clifton Col-
bert aged 17 badly burned last Sun-
day when he came in contact with a
high tension electric light wire was
in a desperate condition with little
if any chance held out for his re-
covery. His left arm was amputa
ted near the elbow Wednesday. His
right arm will probably need amputa-
tion. Both his feet and legs are
deeply burned with literally hands-
full of burned flesh sluffing off and
his entile back and thighs arc a mass
of burned flesh besides numerous
burns on his head.
Clifton's 21-ycar-old brother Lloyd
was knocked to tho ground Beveral
times when he undertook to nush
the death dealing wire from his bro
ther with a wooden pole but stick
witn it and is not seriously hurt.
According to the story told a ren
rcscntative of this paper the two
boys were experimenting with the
high tension line of the Consumers
Light and Power Co. to make lire
works. Clifton held a long pole with
a wire attached to the end and a
rock tied to the wire while his bro-
ther threw the wire over the high
line which was about eighteen feet
from the ground. The wooden pole
being wet and the ground damp af-
ter a heavy rain a complete circuit
was formed through tho boys' body
and he was held helpless by the high
voltage running tnrougn tno wire.
Lloyd attempted to psll his brother
loose but was himself knocked
down when he stepped up on the
electrified earth surrounding the boy.
Finally ho obtained a fence post and
knocked the pole from his brother's
hand after the latter had been hor
BOY SENTENCED TO DEATH
GETS STAY OF EXECUTION
Elias Ridge 14-year-old negro boy
sentenced to be electrocuted Friday
for the murder of Mrs. George Adair
a white woman will not go to the
chair at this time. An appeal filed
in his ense with the Criminal Court
of Appeals Thursday brought an or-
der from tho court staying the execu-
tion. The State Sanity Commission
nt the instance of Governor Robert-
son made an examination of the boy
and reported that he was sane.
Thn nnnrliftntn Vlhn llpplnrpd "The
ship of state would sail more steadi-
ly if some of tho branches of gov-
ernment were lopped off" may have
mixed his metaphors but he had the
Work Clothing Values
EVERY MAN WHO DOES OUTSIDE WORK WILL FIND A TREAT IN OUR
CLOTHING DEPARTMENT. ITS ALL GOOD DEPENDABLE MERCHANDISE AT
MEN'S HEAVY WORK COATS STORM PROOF AT ONLY -MEN'S
HEAVY MOLESKIN PANTS AT -
GOOD GRADE CORDUROY PANTS AT ONLY -BEST
GRADE MOLESKIN SUITS A BARGAIN AT -GOOD
GRADE CORDUROY SUITS FOR
FLANNELETTE SHIRTS ANY SIZE FOR -GOOD
SELECTION IN ALL WOOL OVERSHIRTS -HEAVY
SWEATERS WITH STORM COLLARS -
WARM JERSEY GLOVES
EXTRA HEAVY YARN SOX PER PAIR -
- $3.95 and $4.45
- $1.45 TO $2.95
- - $1.95 UP
- $1.25 UP
MANY OTHER ITEMS TO NUMEROUS TO MENTION THAT YOU WILL AP-
PRECIATE WHEN YOU LOOK THEM OVER. COME IN AND LET THE BOYS
SHOW YOU THEY'RE ALWAYS GLAD TOO.
See Our New
"WE SELL FOR CASH AND SAVE YOU MONEY"
Buy an all-wool I
Curlee Suit I
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Governor Granted A
Change Of Venue On
Trial For Bribery
Trinl of Governor J. B. A. Robert
son of Oklahoma on a charge of ac-
cepting a bribe to permit operation
of an Okmulgee bank which it is
alleged he knew to be insolvent
Thursday was ordered to be held in
Pontntoc County and the date for
the opening of the case was fixed
tentatively for next Wednesday.
Judge Thomas A. Edwards of Cor-
dell will preside at the trial.
The executive scored his secopd
legal victory since his indictment
by n District Court grand jury when
he succeeded in having the case tak-
en out of Okmulgee County where he
alleges public sentiment is such that
he lould not receive a fair trial. His
first victory was recorded several
weeks ago when the State Supreme
Court granted his request to disquali-
fy District Judge Mark L. Bozarth
of Okmulgee County to sit in the pro-
ceedings. The change of venue to Pontatoc
County was granted by District
Judge Lucicn B. Wright of Sapulpa
upon application of L. O. Lytic of
Sapulpa of counsel for the Governor..
The action was strongly protested by
County Attorney Hepburn who se-
cured the executive's indictment.
Monday Judge Edwards of Cordell
will investigate the charges of Coun-
ty Attorney Hepburn that tho pro-
ceedings were irregular. Judge Ed-
wards was named by Chief Justice
Harrison of the State Supreme Court
to hear the Governor's trial for Nov.
Judge Edwards was instructed to
hold another hearing on the motion
for a change of venue if ho finds
that the hearing before Judge Wright
was irrrgular but was ordered to
proceed to Ada the county seat of
Pontatoc County and open the trial
there next Wednesday should ho
find there is no basis for County
Attorney Hepburn's proceedings.
CO LLEG E TEAM PLAYS WITO
BURLESON COLLEGE FRIDAY
The fast football team in tho
Teachers College is at Greenville
Texas for its game Friday afternoon
with Burleson College of that city.
The Greenville bunch nre reputed to
be fast at the game and while the
locals expect to add another scalp to
their belts they have cone to the
Texas town with the knowledgo that
they are going to have to fight for
LOCAL PHYSICIAN APPOINTED
EXAMINER VETERANS BUREAU
Dr. J. II. Kay of this citv hns re
ceived appointment from the United
States Veterans Bureau as medical
examiner for the district comprising
a large pnrt of eastern Oklahoma. Ho
will lie on duty in Durant and will
still maintain his residence here.
F. L. U. MEMBERS ASKED TO
STOP KILLING OF QUAIL
Resolution Points Out Thnt Game
Birds Are Great Help To FarmetH
Pointing out thnt the ounil is one
of the farmer's best friends in that
the small bird destroys harmful in
serts and weed seeds the County Ex
ecutive committee of tho Knrm-La-bor
Union of America has passed a
resolution asking all members to re-
frain from the killing of quail dul g
the open season allowed by law and
further requests members to forbid
the shooting of quail by others on tho
Persons who have studied the hab-
its of the quail are agreed Unit where
quial abound in great numbers mil-
lions of detrimental insects nic de-
stroyed by tlicm. However this is
the first instance coming to the at-
tention of the News wheie an organi-
zation has made a concerted effort
to prevent the slaughter of the birds.
The full text of the resolution is
Sim i' it is (iiiHi'iiiil that tho
quails :ii one of I lie most useful
limls to the farmers in that they de-
stroy certain hai infill anil injurious
infills ami wi d stul and where-
as llieie is an oin n season of thirty
one days unhiding Jtlie month of De
cember iheicfoie ue your ( imnty
ExotuMw1 Committee adue and rer-
'omenil that all mimheis of the Kami
I-'ihor I'tiion of Amenta oC Bryan
County refrain fiom killing any quail
or allowing same to lie dune n our
iin mises. ns far as it is in mir power
to protect the quail for the MMMin
of ril!2. Respectfully submitted J.
II. .loucs. Chniimuii: (j. It. .Mont;
Adopted in convention assembled
this Oct. 1H 1!22.
( . I;. Thornley County President;
V.. P. Goad County Secretary.
LEGION FAVORS BUILDING Or
PUBLIC AUDITORIUM HERE
The American legion went on
record this week as being in favor
of the proposal to vote bonds of 100-
000 with which t obuy n situ and
end a public auditorium in this
city This piojeit hns tne soiia
bin King of practically ewiy civic
oriMtniitioii in the city.
NEW CATHOLIC PRIEST
Rev Fnthir W. L. Hall bin been
selected as the Catholic pnest for St.
(atht line's Parisli here1 and is now
a resident of Durant. Rev. Hall va
raided at Potcau Oklahoma and
unco attaining tho piiesthood has
held othei charges in Oklahoma. Lo-
cal Catholics appear well pleased at
the selection of their new pastor.
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