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   Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - April 28, 1938, Stilwell, Oklahoma                                ELIGIBILITY Check on Ages Required Before Old Age Pensions Can Be Sent To Aged Before Oklahoma's old age pension difficulties can be straightened out, every pensioner's age and place of residence must be proved before July 1, Mrs. Curtis C. Myers announced this week as she called on the Adair County Democrat for help in getting information to the old people. They must answer numerous questions and be able to prove their answers, Mrs. Myers said. The Democrat, anxious to be of assistance, runs the entire list below: The following records may be be of assistance in verifying your age. The more of these proofs you may have in your home when the visitor calls, the easier it will be to establish your age. 1. Your own birth certificate filed at the time of your birth or birth certificates of your children filed at fime of their birth which give your age at the tifties of the births of the chiW dren. 2. Marriage licenses which show how old you were when you were married.. 3. Any military record which shoWB your age. 4. Any homestead record which shows your age 5. Naturalization^ records if you were not' born in the United States.; 6. Court records which show your age." 7. Old school records. 8. Insurance  policies, (hot �ece^i^4^ferce)^jshich-at least five years old. 9. Burial policies which are at v least five years old. " 10. Voting registrations at least five years old which give your age.   . :. , 11. Licenses of various, sorts, at least five years old, which give your age. 12. TrUfle union records which give your age, 13. Membership . records in lodges which giye your, age. 14. Family registers or Bible records. These must be genuinely old records. Any recent additions or alterations will make them valueless. 15. If you are Indian and your age Is shown on an enrollment of an Indian Agency, you may be able to secure a FF1CE SEEKERS ARE SLOW IN FILING FOR COURT HOUSE JOBS Filings for county offices have been slow this week with incumbents largely making their declarations. A two way race developed for county clerk when Clyde Rains, young school teacher, filed for the office. George Waters, the incumbent, also filed. Others to file are: John* Ferguson, Democrat and Owen Buffington, democrat, for sheriff; W. H. Langley, democrat, treasurer; Sam J. Starr, Jr. democrat, county commissioner district 2; Tom Towns, democrat, county commissioner district 1; Bill Mays, democrat, county commissioner district 1; and Harry Wirisor, Ti .   .       -----, -........-, democrat, If you were not born in the county judge. United States, a copy of your final.naturalization papers would assist in establishing your citizenship. If your parent's were naturalized while you were a minor, a copy of their naturalization papers would be sufficient. -�----O--;�; '>���' � County Treasurer W. H. Langley filed for reelection. JUDGMENT FROM DISTRICT COURT 1 Ellen Hogner, now Worley vs. John W. Ferguson, et al. Money Judgment. Plaintiff awarded judgment of $179. > Johnnie Russell vs. Ellis B. Russell. Divorce. 'To The Voters ;. .'Of Adair County: Last week I'announced tha' for state representative. I reached.this-decision-only after considerable thought and I am fully awareVof the.responsibilities and duties of ajegislator. I majke 6rfej!aiid%ily$pne, pledge: if I am elected to the office of state representative, I will to the utmost of my ability serve the people of .Adair county in an intelligent, honest and sober manner. Here are a few points I want you to consider: I believe that Oklahoma's old age pension situation needs clearing up and as much as it is in the power of a legislator to do so, I shall clean it up. The pension money should go to the de-'serving pioneers of our great state who need it; Not to the chislers and grafters that in many cases now are receiving the money; I shall make every eflfdrt to hav6 the chislers in this county kicked off the old age pension rolls. Lower Auto Taxes Taxes are too high. They are too high for the business man, the farmer and the working man. L shall fight against any increase of taxes, especially the auto license tax, the fishing license tax, and the hound dog tax. The sales tax will never be increased by my vote." During the last session heavier auto taxes were voted on you. I shall do everything in my power to have these lowered. Our schools need help. I shall always work for the schools and shall do all in my power to pass a bill as good or better than our present primary-secondary aid law. The town schools are already good. The schools I want particularly to aid are the little country schools. Pay Farmers to Terrace I am in favor of more stringent laws for the control of the salo cf beer. Keep children out '-t beer joints. I make this part or! my platform because I think (every child needs that  protec-i tipn from the state. An intensified soil' erosion pro&ram is needed in Oklahoma and in Adair county particular-; ly. If I am elected. I sh�U work! I with the state soil con Soil Conservation District May Be Created by Consensus of Farm Opinion On May 5, farmers'of' Adair �ounty will vote pn the creation -of a soil X conservation '"district for Adair county, in line 'with senate bill 208 and recent discussions held in the county. The voting will be held at the Stil-well court house and at the Westville city .hall beween the hours, of 1 and 5 in the afternoon. The plan is to set up a three man board in Adair county to work with the State Soil Conservation Committee at Still-Water.. Flood control, soil erosion, preservation of wild life and general aid to the land' is the program to be worked out over a long-time planning sys tern. Early discussion has been favorable to the creation of the district. FERGUSON FILES John Ferguson, popular Adair county sheriff, field for* reelection this week as a democratic candidate. He is seeking a second term as sheriff. '�"-o �� �� �� MARRIAGE LICENSES Millard W. Crosby, 24, Plant City, Florida   and Mary ElizaX beth Winsor, 22, Stilwell. Ray Ball, 24, and Cleatus Ford, 19, both of Stilwell. Prison reform is needed in this state and the pardon and parole system should be overhauled. Many people hive suggested this to me and I shall work toward the improvement of both. For Free Medicine Our highways need black Topping. This can be obtained in time if the matter is intelligently approached. I shall certainly work for it to get Adair county out of the dust. I believe in free hospitalization for dependent children, aged persons and the poor. We need more state-owned hospitals. In line with this, the state can provide more free medical treatment^o the same unfortunate persons through the state health department's county offices. I shall work for the improvement of this service. Kick Out Loafers Like every other citizen, I am 'fed up" with the state.house loafers. I'd like to see the state capitol pruned of its loafers, e soil con- m work toward; reducing the sw'vaj^tv co|amit":e and shall \heavily padded strife p^yroJi and do aU ins'lay power for a mea-jkicfcthfrparasites out* of the sure that will pay the farmers .capitol . to terrace their land.     %;..   I  As other issues arise, I'll talk ADAIR AIR 1 Cleve Bullette jj m *p Well, it appears that it will be July 1 before the old people of Adair county have their full pensions restored to them. This is indeed a shame, for no one knows better than I do horn bad many of our pensioners need the money. Mrs. Curtis C. Myers, director for the old age pension set-up in Adair county, says the county will lose about $20,000 per month. Thi'a item is big enough to disturb business men. Something should certainly be done about this pension mess. If it is allowed to go on  the same way it has been, within a few months the "chislers" and "grafters" will creep back on the rolls. As long as the pension system is political, this will happen.  #  * .'J see where the state tax commission held a school for eastern Oklahoma port of entry men at a Siloam Springs hotel. Wonder why? It couldn't be because there's more and easier liquor in Siloam could it? Either Westville pr Watts could have handled the school nicely. Both towns have hotels equipped for The Strawberry crop is coming in rather, slowly. Cool weather and rains have slowed down production a lot. However, several farmers including H. A. Arnett, Bill Auffett' arrd Sam Story are bringing in nice berries. Prices, though not high, so far'have been reasonably good.     I am now a farmer. Last Saturday my silent partner and I set out an acre of boysenber-ries. Everybody has high hopes for boysenberries. This country seems suited to them and as they are such large delicious berries, there should be little trouble with marketing them. Anyway, win, lose or draw, I am now a farmer. The B. & B. (Bullette and Bailey) Berry Farm has started its course. Plants obtained from Mr. Story and set out last Saturday already are sprouting.     If you'll look right carefully, you may see a.picture of me on the front page of this week's paper. Believe me, it took a lot of nerve to run my. homely mug in such a prominent position. But I do want people to know that I am a candidate for the legislature, and that's the best way I know of letfng them in on the secret.  *   Too bad about the dogs. Some dog lovers sacrificed a lot when they allowed their pets to be shot rather than run the risk of having them infected with rabies. Lloyd Brewer, Phillip Johnson, Ralph Lee, Howard Morton and many others are real   the legislature. Thanking ypu, for. your support, I am, your fighting .editor       .-^�'$lkttti$&ti!$z; CLEVE B^ti^TTE. At a state meeting of the Highway 59 Association held at Vinita last Thursday, .Jitti Faulkner, head of t ehCherbkee Coach Lines, was reelected state president and Jeff D. Atkerson, cashier of the Bank of .Commerce, was made secretary for another year. cIteslfeg^ias aiteniedta other fr^ttatft "figures in state highway construction. Although Adair county was left completely out of the 1939 federal aid highway program, .the state highway commissioners intimated that Adair county would receive some work next year., About' 15 Stilwell business men made the trip by m$6r car to Vinita. -;-o-?--- JUDGE DAVENPORT SEEKS RE-ELECTION James S. Davenport, Judge of the Criminal Court of Appeals, is a candidate in the coming Primary to succeed himself. He is one of Eastern Oklahoma's pioneer sons and has been on the firing line for many years, with* many good years to go. No man ever graced the judiciary  with more ability and integrity than has Judge Davenport. He will be elected as usual by a Big Majority. MUSKOGEE REDS TO OPEN SEASON AGAINST FT. SMITH The Muskogee Reds, 1937 Champions of the Western Association, will open their season at Athletic Park in Muskogee at 8:15 P. M. on May 4fh with the Ft. Smith Giants, their arch rivals, as their opponents. The two teams have long been bitter baseball rivals^ and the renewal of relationship is expected to blaze into another f eiid that will blow hot- throughout the 1938 season.. Manager Bill Terry of the New York Giants has predicted that his Ft. Smith Giants will win the pennant, but Muskogee fans are confident that they can outmatch any team that Ft. Smith can put in the field. The Muskogee Reds have been preparing for the opener for two weeks. Manager Ben Tincup is sending twenty aspirants through daily practice grinds and expect to have In's club in .good shape for the op~> ening series^ Practice game* with the Waterloo Red Hawks, another Cincinnati farm team, h^ye helped to put. the Reds in readiness for battle.       .   , Muskogee      put practically" a new team in the field tnw (Continued to Fags Two)   

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