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Adair County Democrat Newspaper Archive: July 7, 1938 - Page 1

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   Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - July 7, 1938, Stilwell, Oklahoma                                r VOLUME XIA BULLEHE TO PILE UP BIG LEAD-IN RACE The Fighting Editor is Considered In The Lead In Every Section of County SETS GRUELLING PACE Odds of $7.50 to $5 Are Offered That Bullatte Will Win Nomination Cleve Bullette, editor of the Adair County Democrat and a candidate for state1 representative, appeared to have won the nomination this week after a strenuous campaign. Bullette has based his campaign on the keynote of "End Machine Rule". In all parts of the county, Bullette is placed with some other candidate1 as the "leader". In the extreme north end of the county, Bullette and Frank Adair are* carrying on a fast race but observers declare that Bullette has a good lead. Toward the west, around Chance and Chewey, the race lies between Bullette and E. B. Arnold, "with Bullette still holding a lead. At Proctor and Christie, Bullette holds a decided lead over the field: Residents of the area say that he will lead the field in this settion. At Westville the race is considered between Bullette and Luther Simmons. * Simmons i3 expected to carry his home town by some observers but if he does (Continued to Fage Two) PIERCE for CONGRESS THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1938 NUMBER 18 ADAIR AIR Cleve Bullette Well folks, this will be the last paper before the) primary next Tuesday and as you can see, it is pretty well jammed with political advertising. I'm sorry that we have to be short on news but after all an election comes only once every two years and a country editor has nq similar opportunity to make a few dollars. OFFICE OF STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS IS OF MAJOR IMPORTANCE Crable la The Best Qualified Candidate to Fill that Office None but a thoroughly qualified and experienced school man should be entrusted with the im- From what my friebids tell me, I am going to win the nomination for state representative and I want you to know that I deeply appreciate your support. There are many of you that I have been unable to see personally. Besides running for office I've got to run this newspaper and the two things have kept me awfully busy. Anyway, I certainly will appreciate your support eVen though I have missed talking to you. In the north end of the county, I seem to be riding on Earl Boyd Pierce's coat tails. It is true that I have been active in Pierce's campaign against machine rule and bossism. It is true that I have "fit" the machine all over heQl's half acre in his behalf, and in the interest of the people. Therefore, I am grateful that so many people in the north end of the county are PIERCE for CONGRESS A. L. Crable portant duties of State Superintendent of Public Instruction, persons interested in education point out in discusing A. L. Crable's candidacy for that office. Since more than two-thirds of of our public schools are dependent upon financial aid from the state in order to maintain even a minimum school program, the State Superintendent must be able to submit their needs to the Legislature, to enlist the* cooperation of that branch of our government in providing the necessary funds, and to see that such funds when appropriated are1 disbursed to the schools that need them and ] are entitled to them exactly afl � provided by law. I Pd. Pol. Adv. PIERCE for CONGRESS Bullette for End Machine Rule GEO. W. WATERS' REPLY TO MISLEADING STATEMENT To my good friends of ^Adair county, I wish to state that it has been my desire and my policy to run a clean race and rely only upon facts, and assuring you that I appreciate the vote which I received two years ago, too much to mis-state the facts or the records^ I have been challenged by my opponent as to the expenses of my office, in fairness to the public let me say that the purported estimate stated by him is a true estimate of the former county clerk, however, the one shown as the estimate for my office, is not the true estimate as made and approved by the Excise Board of our county. This amount was reduced considerably by the Excise Board, and furthermore a portion of my estimate was cancelled before the end of the fiscal year and the money transferred to charity for the benefit of the needy of our county; after making th"6se transfers there was an unexpended balance of my appropri-afion. The fact is, I have operated my office with the same deputies as your former county clerk. The only deputy at this tirae being the same deputv as our former clerk employed. It has been said that the duties of the office of the county clerk have not increased within the last two vears. The truth of the matter is, that Senate Bill No. 285, Session " Law's of 1937 requires the county clerk to buy blanks for petitioners to apply for reassessment of unpaid taxes, as well as the proper blanks for the reassessment of such real estate. This is entirely a new duty of the office. Next, House Bill No. 77, passed by the last legislature requires the county clerE to keen a bound record in tho form of an alphabetical index of the corporations holding real estate for more than seven years. Another item I can mention is, that tax deeds are being issued this year for the first time Since 1929, and all the papers in connection therewith are being filed and the deeds recorded in this office. Several " of these'h'ave already been filed and more are being filed every day. Another duty which has increased since I have been in office is the welfare wopjt done through this of-, flee. We now have cheeks to write for the unemployables, the employables and checks to write on the Health Assistance Fund in this con-* nection. The amount estimated. for an office and the  amount  actually revived is aijjite a different itei& The Excise Board .reduced on*'" estimate (Continued to page four) WHY GOMER SMITH SHOULD BE ELECTED TO THE U. S. SENATE \ In making this statement of why Gomer Smith should be elected to represent the State of Oklahoma in the United States Senate, I do not wish to make him seem immodest or appear to be bragging. I do, however, feel that the State1 of Okalhoma needs an effective representative in the United States Senate at this time. The conditions that face this Nation require the esrvices of a man who will think, work and act according to the dictates of his own conscience. I believe that Gomer Smith's record as a Congressman from the Fifth Congressional District proves that he* was unusually effective during the short time that he was in Washington. On January 3rd, whon Mr. Smith arrived in Congress, the Old Age Security program was practically dead. Former leaders had lost the support of both republicans and democrats for the movement. On January 3rd there were only seven men who had signed on the dotted line as supporters of the General Welfare Act, seven days later 40 signatures were obtained as supporters of that piece of legislation; within three months "af-I ter Mr. Smith took the oath of [office more than 150 Congressmen had signed on ifhe dotted line. I believe this shows real progrss for the aged of this country. I think it is generally conceded that Mr. Smith is the leader of the pension movement in the State of Oklahoma, since he has supported it for many years and long before it became po-i litically expedient to do so. Now, both of his oppenents are attempting to run on the platform sponsored by Gomer Smith in the last senatorial election. Since Gomer Smith has been in Congress he has endeavored to study every important piece (Continued to page four) PEAVINE INDIANS WIN DOUBLEHEADER The Peavine Indians won two games Sunday, beating Proctor 16-5 and later playing the Chalk Bluff boys and romped on them 'to a tune of 11-5. July 10 the Indians will go to Proctor for a return game. -o-- TO THE VOTERS ADAIR COUNTY Earl Boyd Pierce 'LOYALTY LEAGUE" FORMED  HERE  FOR PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT A plea to "save Roo&evelt fiom the schemes of his enemies and the mistakes of his friends"., wae issued here today by the newly formed Roosevelt Loyalty League. Tuesday morning you are going to the polls to choose a. nominee -for .Sheriff of Adair County and its going to be impossible for me to see each of you voters and talk to you, but you have always givejn me a good vote and I surely did ap>= preciate it, and with these few words I'm going to leave it to you. I will appreciate any favors and your vote next Tuesday. If nominated and elected I will do my best make you a good sheriff. Thanking you again for your past favors .     .   ADAIR AIR    . going to vote for me because I had gumption enough to come out strongly for a man I be1-lieve he will correct the messy condition in this county. Lots of people in the north end teQl We that they are for me "because he's for Earl Boyd Pierce." Well, thanks folks. Just remember folks, all you have to do to break up the Jonefe gang is to stamp a little X by Pierce's name on the ballot and by my name. Give us enough of these little X's. and we'll do the rest. W. Pd. Pol. Adv. A.- NICHOLSON For Sheriff. So far I have  been most lenient with one of my opponents, the incumbent E. B. Arnold, as to "riding" him and "throwing mud." Although he has ridiculed me in every country school house in the-county, I still shall refrain from throwing mud. I do not choose to take unfair advantage of him for he jhas no newspaper with which ! to reply to me. VOTE FOR CLYDE R. RAINES FOR COUNTY CLERK If I am elected your County Clerk I will be? conservative with the tax payers money, and will reduce all unnecessary expenses such as extra office help and traveling expenses. Don't be mislead by any political scandal, which you might hear before election day. If elefcted I will work for your interest and make you the best county clerk you have ever had. Clyde R. Raines for County Clerk. o-- A FEW YEARS AGO OR THEN AND NOW The league was launched Here REUNION AT WOOLBRIGHTS of a state-1 At tne horae �f Henry Wool-bright July 4, a family reunion was held. Four sons and one" daughter attended the happy gathering. Mrs..Woolbright said that 9 grandchildren were present. this week as part wide   plan   "to tell he   world, we're for President Roosevelt." The league is open to all, and citizens are invited to join the statewide   drive   for   500,000 1 members, said the league's local chairman, H. T. Williams, j   Mr. Williams issued the state-' ment after last night's meeting, stating that "the will  of  the people and the program of the President are now being  chal-I lenged in Oklahoma by enemies of true Democracy and jeopar-j dized by traitors in congress. "President Roosevelt is meet-ling that challenge," added Williams. "He is making it definitely known that he want's Elmer Thomas returned to the U. S. Senate, where for six years he has been a loyal.helpmate to the President, because one of his (Continued to page four) But his deliberate efforts to play on the gullibility of the" public gets under my skin. What does he think you folks are? A bunch of dumbells? In all of his speefches, he ponderously reads from a scrap of paper a group of staggering figures and then takes full credit for "getting all that money" for Adair county. To The Democratic Voters Of Adair County: As I am in the race for court clerk, I am taking this opportunity to let the voters know who I am. I was born and raised in what is now Adair County, My father was George Welch, who settled herei in the early Territorial days, coming from North Carolina as an eastern emmigrant when he was onjy 11 years old and living with his widowed mother until he was of age near where the town of Stilwell now lies. (Continued to page four) Well folks,  considering  the amount of taxes paid, Adair county received  more  money from the state when Howard Morton, a republican, was the representative than during Mr. Arnold's tenure of office. Of course), at that time, the schoo. bill had not gone into effect bu it did go into effect TWO YEARS before;Mr. Arnold took office.. And at that time the old age pension was ,. not in operation but we already were pay-ing a 1 percent sales tax. What Mr. Arnold' obtained for Adair county was obtained (Continued on pager four). m } \ -ft  o All Friends of the Schools: In asking you for a second term allow me to call your attention, to the condition of the rural schools of this cOunty a few years ago; to the attitude of the public mind toward these schools a few years ago; to the confusion and lack of confidence in the future a few years ago; m sure it is not necessary to retail to you the common talk youheard everywhere; of school selling,, of graft, of teachers teaching without a certificate, of favoritism and of a low moral ebb in connection with these schools and so on a few years ago. These conditions and others, are better now. I sincerely and: earnestly call upon all to witness. I promised you I would do my part to improve these con-i ditions. I have kept my promise.! You have been splendid in your help in this matter. Who has most at stake in this} rrce? THE CHiLDivEN HAVE MOST AT STAKti. " I've been, qm of you many years.-Many of you have known; me" frpnn boyhood:vHUMdreds oft our children and young people? have been in my classroom or| have .known ;me, perjaomdlyi Many, many of yauihavevknowrf me intimately for many years. % , � ,;a(C$|tinu;$ft 't$j���fo^te j:   

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