The Caddo Herald
September 16, 1921
W. J. Bryan Spoke in Durant Twice Sunday
Durant Daily Democrat: Two of the strongest and most powerful sermons, perhaps that have ever been delivered in Durant, were the two addresses by Hon. William Jennings Bryan on Sunday. Mr. Bryan came here under a lyceum contract for an afternoon address which was delivered at the Normal Auditorium to a large crowd, but he stated that he would be pleased to deliver a free talk at the Methodist Church.
Both addresses were along the same lines of thought, defending the Christian religion and education. In the evening address Colonel Bryan came out strong against colleges that allow infidelism to be taught, saying that many young boys and girls had returned home from these schools with their minds poisoned with the teachings of those who did not believe in the Bible and that there was no God. This he said was one of the greatest evils the people had to face at this time. He ridiculed those great(?) scientists who teach the Darwin theory. His remarks sank deep into the hearts of those who heard him and he gave them much food for thought.
In the afternoon Mr. Bryan was introduced by Hon. V. B. Hayes, and in the evening by the pastor Rev. Cross.