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   Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - August 16, 1929, Stilwell, Oklahoma                                ADAIR COUNTY'S LEADING NEWSPAPER VOLUME NUMBER 32. STILWELL, OKLAHOMA, FJRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1929. NUMBER 28 COMMISSIONERS PUT SKIDS UNDER POULTRY SHOW Westville Editor Feels That Decision Should be Reconsidered By The Board SOME STEPPER County Commissioner, C. W. Waters added some four hundred miles to his already famous mileage record last week when he went to Oklahoma City. According to the records being made public by one of the county papers, Charley is some stepper and this trip would add several miles to his endurance record. -Westville Record. Arkansas State Line Road Boosters At a meeting of the commissioners held recently and attended by only the two members of the south end, the appropriation for Adair County Poultry show was disallowed and stricken from the list. The association feels that the commissioners are somewhat wrong in the matter as the Jaskson Poultry Law very plainly states that in any county where there is an active association with as many as ten members or more that the commissioners shall make this appropriation for the show each year. Personally we feel that in as much as the north end of the county pays over half the tax of the county and that this is about the only thing that we get, that we should be given some consideration for our money. This poultry show has been a success for years, has been the means of building up the poultry industry in this section to one of the leading money making industries of the county and we feel that it is worth many times the cost. Wo hope that the commissioners may be made to see their mistake, reconsider their action, not be the cause of doing away with one of the best assets of the county and one that perhaps brings largest returns for the money spent of any one appropriation by the county.     -Westville Record FARMERS PRODUCE MOVES TO NEW LOCATION The Farmers Produce has moved into the buildings next to Worley' Grocery and. the old building which they foremrJy occupied-has been torn down and moved away. Mr. Reece says they will clean up the lot and set it in grass. This adds a lot to the appearance of the corner and makes the Reece home and the Pynor hospital much more desireable pieces of property. T. A. Mitchell, who has been in a hospital at Muskogee for the past three weeks as a resut of an accident, returned home Saturday for a few days. It will be necessary for him to return in a short time for an additional operation on his hand. WHOOPEE! At last the boys have found a way to get back at the "County Unofficial Organ." Early this week one of the county officials brought over some printing but later in the week called up and said that the August Body of Coim-tyCommissioners had decreed and decided that no county official could place an order with any printing concern in the county other than with the County Official Organ, without the consent of the said County Commissioners. Well, it's no more than we expected when we got into this thing. But really, I didn't believe they would be as little as that- but you can't tell what some people will do. We have managed so far to get along with very little help, from the county and we'll try our very best to get along in the future. We believe we have already done the people of the county more good than we will lose ourselves by being cut off from the pie counter that is being presided over by the commissioners. We knew when they started handing out these printing orders on a silver platter that they would do something drastic before they got through. Wonder who bought that $957.67 worth from the News Dispatch Printing Company at Shawnee. ' Our only hope is that the commissioners will see that the county officials buy their printing from the official organ and not from Shawnee and Muskogee and "other out-of-theicounty points. Lets clean, up and build up Adair county- but you can't build a county on a rotten foundation. UNITED STATES CROP OUTLOOK UNDER NORMAL Department of Agriculture Indicates Production For American Farms Below   10 Year Average Washington, August 9.- The crop outlook for this year was reported by the department of agriculture Friday to indicate that a production somewhat below the average on American farms. In its August crop outlook report, the department said the indicated yields of 34 impoitant crops combined is 4.8 percent below the last year's harvest, and 1.4 percent below the average of the last 10 years. Improvement was shown in the last month for corn, tobacco, sweet potatoes and rice, but there was a decline in the prospects for wheat, oats, barley rye, flax, hay pot?,to"?s and most fruits. . ."The decline in th; prospects for various crops in the spring wheat area as a result of high temperatures and droug!i," the department crop reporting board said, was partly offset by-more favorable moisture' conditions in most of the corn belt and much of the cotton oelt." Corn prospects improved materially throughout the country generally, except in the North Atlantic, states,jarid Ohio where too much moisture was detrimental, the board reported, and in North Dakota and Montana where hot weather and deficient moisture brought prospects down sharply. The total indicated production now is 2,-740,514,000 bushels or about 79,000,000 bushels more than a month ago. ..There was a reduction of almost 60,000,000 bushels in the probable production of wheat during the month. The preliminary estimate of winter wheat was reduced 14,259,000 bushels from the July forecast; durum wheat prospects were about 9,000,000 bushels smaller, and all other spring "wheat about 37,000,000 bushels less, than a month ago. Apples showed a decline of 5,000,000 bushels during the month with total indicated production almost one-fifth less than harvested last year while the peach crop is estimated at about four-peach crop is indicated as aobut four- Carrying out the "On to Siloam Springs" slogan for the Fort Smith-Evansville highway, this group-of of citizens headed by Ray Rodgers of Lincoln, established a new record in securing of right of woy for the proposed road. This road is practically finished from Fort Smith to Evansville via Natural Dam and its further extension north was delayed due to a lack of right of way. Conditions were such that finances were entirely lack- TO MEET MONDAY NIGHT Regular Monthly Meeting   Will Held at Commercial Hotel August 19 Be The regular meeting date for the Chamber of Commerce is next Monday night, August 19. The club will meet at the Commercial hotel at 7:30 promptly, according to officers. It is highly important that every member of the club be present at thjs meeting for there are many things thfct will be taken up for consideration. fV A. The work done By the Chamber of Commerce in putting over the program for the cheese factory should prove a great incentive to the members and should encourage others to join. There are many other projects that need the help of the club and the club needs the help of every man in Stilwell and surrounding trade territory. Be on hand Monday night. --:- Miss Lydia Sitz, accompanied by her sister and Miss Thelma Ward, drove over from Tahlequah Wednesday to visit Mrs. B. G. Fletcher, Mrs. D. T. Sheffield and friends. OZARK GRAPE CROP HIT BY BLACK ROT MUSKOGEE, August 12.- (UP) Reports from Eastern Oklahoma show that the grape crop of this state, usually amounting to between,400 and 500 tons each year, is badly infected now with grape rot.  . Black rot is said to have damaged the grape crop in Adair county, the greatest grape territory in eastern Oklahoma, as much as 50 percent. The 189 acres of grapes around Tahlequah, is affected from 50 to%75 percent with rot, according to O. O. Scott, who fostered the grape industry in that section. The vineyards which received the earliest spraying are producing the best fruit, many growers failed to start spraying early enough, and some did not use the proper spray material. No grapes are expected to be shipped from Tahlequah region in car lots this year. Grape3 in good condition are bringing an average of $40 a ton at the vineyard in bushel baskets. ing to secure right of way and it appeared that continuation of construction would be indefinitely delayed. However, this groupe led by Mr Rogers, center in photograph, Dutch Reed, Al Lewis, Evansville; Raymond Leach, Denver Swain, Dutch Mills and Grover Davis, Lincoln, succeeded in a week's time in securing the right of way from Evansville to intersection of highway No. 80 three miles west of Lincoln, a i distance of 11 miles. COMMISSIONERS CALL IN TOWNSHIP BOARDS (By The Courthouse Reporter) Low rumblings were heard around the court house here Monday when the members of the several township boards met pursuant to the call of the Globe Trotters to surrender their offices together with such bank balances as they have and retire to private life "in the Ozarks." Some of these members are said to have been somewhat disgruntled as they imagined their balances would be -transferred to-the ''highway fund" of the county commissioners. ' 'Others claimed that they, themselves, were peculiarly fitted to view the highways and hedges. Some failed to show up while others stacked their books and gave up with out a struggle. Part of the board members claim that their office does not expire until October 12, 90 days after the legislature/ adjourned. Be that as it "may, all were given a new lease on life Monday, August 19, when the commissioners have set the date to finally dissolve all township government It is not known what the final disposition will be, but local politicians NEEDED OPERATION , : ^ .->-   "/'�iUiint' Commissioner Waters was in OK-homa City last week where' we understand he underwent an operation at one of the city hospitals. We; did/'not know of any ailments he m^'^iive had other than the published re'eor^. oi too much mileage so our guess WOUM be is was for removal of excess Qw4 age. -Westville Record; DOWELL WILL MOVE TO THE FLETCHER BLDG. Oklahoma     Wholesale     Company's Stock Will Be Moved to New Location by Sept. 1 MACHINERY TO BE PLACED SOON FOR CHEESE FACTORY Building has been cleaned out and all plans made to Start September 1. T. R. Dowell of the Oklahoma Wholesale company announces that he will move his stock of dry goods, groceries, flour, feed and other merchandise to the Fletcher building, which was vacated some months ago by the Stilwell Cash Store. Mr. Dowell says that he will carry complete line of dry goods^jshOeB and groceries. He plans to specialize on groceries and will expand his wholesale business and looks for a large increase in his retail trade. " I have a car of flour, a car. of sugar and a car of salt on the rctad now that will bt here before the open ing date," Mr. Dowell said. "I'''am planning to offer the people - of this trade territory some real bargains in every line of which I will make ariV n-.un<.cment before tlit openingsV?,lio he ctntinued. . Mr. Dowell has been unable to pand his business on account ot lack of room, he says, but expects to'fid in many items in every line when.'lp-cated in the new stand.. C. L. Fletcher, owner of  the. new building stated that he had leased; the. building' to Dowell-for as long as cared to'stay there: He XfM do a lit remodeling to accomodate the ' stock-that Dowell expects to carry. NILL BUYS INTEREST OF PARTNER IN CASH MARKET R. B. CHOATE HAS FAMILY PICNIC AT BUNCH Mr.: and' Mrs. Joe M. Lynch of Stilwell attended a family picnic given by R. B. Choate at Cave Springs, near Bunch, Thursday afternoon in honor of his sister, Mrs. Dr. Rye of Lawton, who !b visiting him.        ^ CHAPTER SIX BY THE EDITOR We have been hearing more or less discussion of the work done by the Equalization board, which iB the Board of County Commissioners, when they raised the taxes on various lands over the county. No arrangements of any kind were made, that we know of, for any other body of men to appraise the value of the land owned by the three commissioners. They are, indeed, Monarchs of aU they survey, for they can raise the taxes of anybody they choose and let their own stay where they want them." Our taxes at the shop are twice over those of the county of. ficial organ and his assessment includes his personal propel ty at his farm. Below we give a list of the land owned by the county commissioners that we could locate on the tax rolls. 	C.	W. WATERS, Christie		Township	 Sec.	Twp.	Rge.	Acres	Assesed	Raised 23	17	24	460	$920	None 11	17	24	190	380	None 12	17	24	140	280	None 26	17	24	340	680	None �24	17	24	120	240	None 15	17	24	170	1000	None 22	17	24	368	720	None 	J- T.	PATTERSON, .Watihillau Township			 Sec.	Twp.	Rgc	Acre 5	Assesed	Ruisod .12	IS	24	55.	590 .	  Only a casual, examination of this section is necessary to see that all kinds of grazing grasses and many var-ities sutiable for hay grow In abundance. Clover and timothy thrive with very little care and many farms support a luxuriant growth of alfalfa. �> John Garret has an example of what can be grown in the "way of grazing and meadow grasses.- A few weeks ago his cows stood flank deep in ciov-er and timothy and there are hundreds ,of other farms in the county that'will do equally as well. '" The merchants of Stilwell are enthusiastic in their support of the new industry and look forward to an era of unprecented prosperity if the farmers fall in line with the dairying program. The county needs more and better cows to supply the demand that will be created by the operation of the cheese factory. Routes will be established out of Stilwell in all four directions to pick up the milk each day. Complete information will be given about these routes at an early date. Many people may be curious about what the cheese factories have done in other places. Charley Hughes of the First National Bank wrote the First National Bank at Bentonville and received the following reply: The above story appeared in -the F.t. Smith Southwest American Thursday morning. Ted Culver was nephew of Mope Waters and. Mrs. W. B. McGee',. of Stilwell, who are in Vian today attend, ing the funeral which will bet heUT: a(, the Methodist church there. '.' OZARK SMILE If "you bad seen what SalH&aw .'jKto, would not be surprised .at the JHenryj etta girl who blushed when she $aW  Ozailwj express a hope that oil will be pour-y, ed qn the troubled Waters,'an*�v�rjM'| thing smoothed out. i 't'Vi (; FIRST NATIONAL BANK, STILWELL, OKLAHOMA. Gentlemen: Regarding the value of a cheese factory in your community I will say that here in Bentonville we consider it the  beBt single thing that w,e have. It has virtually put our famers on'a pay roll, turning'loose from $10,000.00 to $12,000.00 every two weeks, which has given them a new purchasing power. Then too, the main value of a � cheese factory, namely the building up of dairy herds and the resultant enrichment of the soil through fertiliza-tion is not to be underestimated. Per-.oonally I think that the indirect return , or the re-fertilization of the soil is the greatest value by far that a* cheese factory would bring. - J: We are more than pleased with ours;: and would under no circumstances see'} it leave town. It has helpid to stabal*  fee things and is one of the things that is taking this section away from a ono crop pragram, :   . Yours truly, . -�; '   D. W. PEEL, CiuAier, Bentonville, Arkansas. ,   

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