Stilwell Democrat Journal, December 14, 1961

Stilwell Democrat Journal

December 14, 1961

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Stilwell Democrat Journal (Newspaper) - December 14, 1961, Stilwell, Oklahoma t Adair county assessor Geo. W. Hensley has announced the schedule of visits for the convenience of county property owners. Hensley and his deputy, Hur-shel Worley, will be in the follow-ingplaces: Watts, 9 a.m. till 4 p.m., Jan. 3, 4 uid 5. Westville, 9 a.m. till 4 p.m., Jan. 8 through 12. letters to santa Dear Santa I would like a doll very much. I would like to have a doll with crutches and a lot of other things with it to fix it up. I will take good care of it if you will bring it to me. I would like to have it very much. Please bring it to me but if I can't have it I want a watch. A real one. But I would like to have a doll better than a watch because it has crutches and things to put on its legs and arms and it has a gown and pills and other things. From Alanna Moss Route 2, Box 27? Dear Santa Clam: I want, a doll, monkey and a chihuahua dog. Please bring them just for the. From Vernon Jordoo Dear Santa; My name is Michael Moten-J am in the fourth grade. I want a chemistry set and at school 1 want a machine gun. We are going to have a big Christmas tree thisJ year. I like Christmas because iff It* so pretty. I hope we have a  white Christmas this year. Merry Christmas Santa From Mike Moten Dear Santa-Kristin and I thank you for last year. This year I would like a projector and a service station. Kristin wants a band suit. Don't forget j?ur new baby. Thank you. ~~ Kurt Zumwalt Dear Santa; My name is Charles Leslie Kester, I go to Bell school. I am 8 years old and I am in the third. I want a ball glove and a baseball and I want a hunting knife and a dump truck for Christmas. From Charles Leslie Kester Dear Santa; My name is Arethia Lavon Stann and I am 7 years old. I go to Bell school and I am in the third grade. I want an ice cream maker, a Coke-a-Cola set and a telephone and a gum machine and a bicycle. My teachers name is Mrs Rogene Isaac. Love, Arethia Dear Santa; I am 3 years old. I have been a ' good boy. I want a gun and a bull dozer. I will leave you a piece of fruit cake and a glass of milk under the tree. Thank you, v Lelan Gore' Cl C Dear Saata; I am 8 years old; I have been real good, as you know. I would like to have a Tiney Tears doll and a nurse kit. I will leave you something to eat under the tree. Thank you, Donna Gore Dear Santa; My name is Ida Mae Teehee and I am 9 nears old. I go to Bell school and I am in the 3rd grade. I want a nurse kit from school and at home I want a doll and a bicycle. Merry Christmas! From Ida Mae Teehee Skelley school, 9 a.m. till noon, Jan. 15. Ward school, 1 p.m. till 4 p.m., Jan. 15. Proctor (Maggard's store) 9 a.m. till noon, Jan. 16. Clearfork school, 1 p.m. till 4 p.m., Jan 16. All other times, the assessor and his deputy will be in the office in the courthouse basement. . Hensley reminds home-owners that claims for homestead exemptions must be made each year. The deadline for filing the exemption is March 15. Meantime, the treasurer's office has been swamped with taxpayers shelling out for their, 1961 taxes. Miss Bessie Testermah, county ] treasurer, said tax payments are progressing "very satisfactorily." ] Across the building from the treasurer's office, the same thing is occurring at the tag office as vehicle owners are purchasing' their 1962 car and truck plates. Charges Filed In Tavern Death Murder charges against deputy sheriff Gene Philpott were filed Tuesday by Adair county attorney L.T. Spray The charges grew out of the death of Tony Rogers in a Stilwell tavern on Saturday night, Nov. 25. According to officers, Rogers tas resisting an arrest being ade by Philpott and Stilwell Police officers Troy Jackson, John Kirby and Don Wright. Roger's brothers,. Doyle and Jerry were, also, involved uvJthe alleged attempted -ajeresV^;^'^': -'H^: the death was accidentinVflharg-es were needed to deterii^ ^ cause and, if necessary, clear the officers name," Spray" said today Through' Fhilpotfs attorney, Lloyd E. Cole, Jr., a writ of Habeas Corpus was. filed'before District Judge EXT. Carroll, who ordered Philpott admitted to baiL Band to Give Big Push Sftttttfay Membera -of the Stnwell- high, school band, will don full uni forms Saturday and converge on Stilwell homes in a mass magazine selling campaign, according to Marvin Apple, director. Every house in town will be visited, he said. "This is the only method we use in raising money for the band," Apple stated. In years past, the magazine drive has been very successful. However, it has not produced the desired results this year. Funds are used in buying band suits and in paying expenses on trips and to clinics. HOSPITAL NOTES ADMITTED (December 6-13) Eliza H. Collins, Stilwell; Hoo-ley Feathers, route 1; W. R. Sanders, route 2; Elizabeth Worley, Stilwell; Nina Turman, Bunch; Barbara Robinson, route 3; Madge Wilson, route 1; Luther Hamlin; route 2; Chester Patterson, route 2; Lucinda Crozier, route 1. John Crozies, route 1; Rufus Lacie, Westville; Zonia Ramsey, route 2; Virgil Briggs, Stilwell; Ruth Eli, Stilwell; Joe Ruckman, Stilwell; William Johnson, Stilwell:-. Ella May Rich, route 2. DISMISSED (December 6-13) Susie Daugherty, route 3; Sue Hill, route 4; Effie Folson, Westville; William L. Taylor, route 2; Gertrude Holland, route 2; Tom-mie Ruth Pemberton, Stilwell; Maggie Kester, route 1; Mary Daniels, route 2; Gertrude Jones, Westville. Ruby Rhinehart, Stilwell: Clarence Patterson, route 1; Lennie Chastain, Stilwell: Lillie Isaacs, Stilwell; Robert Y. Ellis, Westville; Louise Deason, route 3; John William Long, Stilwell; Mary Sitton, StihweUvGayle Sunday, route 2; W. It. Sanders, route 2; Chester Patterson, route 2. VOLUME 65 STILWELL. ADAIR COUNTY, OKLAHOMA THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14,1961 NUMBER 39 CIVIL DEFENSE "You can Survive," Speaker Asserts "You can survive an atomic attack", Bob Culver, director of Civil Defense for Cherokee county told a group of 20 persons Monday night. Culver, who has just returned from a civil defense school in Dallas, spoke at a dinner meeting in the Stilwell cafe. Included in the crowd were representatives from" Stilwell, Westville and Watts. "Civil defense is not the police department or the sheriff's force "running th* show" when disaster strikes - it is a community working together when natural or man-made dangers appear," Culver said. The speaker said he believed the Tahlequah-StflweB-Westville area is one of the safest in the country. "If an atomic bomb was dropped in Tulsa or Oklahoma City, this area can expect at least 70,000 additional people in a few hours," he stated. "If these people carne in, they would have to be fed"; he reported. Culver told of the warning de-, vices and other steps taken by Tahlequah. Emergency generators are needed in eveiy community, he asserted. . . :. � '[ While underground shelters are to be desired, they are hot always practical in this area because of the "flintstone structure" here, he said. Soon after the first of the year, the federal government will have a survey made of all buildings in Adair county towns to determine which structures are safe for fallout protection, he stated. Bob Baker, Adair county director, appointed several CD committees. City directors  include Ray Beach, Watts; .Rev Joe Hazlitt, Stilwell; and C.W. Bost, Westville. Bost was host for Monday night's meeting. The next meeting will be in Westville on Thursday evening, Jan. 18. Family of Cash An Adair county family was robbed of approximately $500.00 in cash by a pair of men who forced their way into a home Saturday night. According to Adair county sheriff R. L. Swepston, Mr and Mrs John Henderson and Mrs c. berton. Holdover members include R.L. Reese, Leia Smay, ftul Mead, Five new members of the Stilwell Chamber of Commerce board of directors were,elected v�rv*� u tet'WedileSdtty'B chamber of com- John Hedges and J-WL'^Holt meice ineetinff. The new membersWtre"select- '^�Milin'rif "hi the Us* were Bea ed by secret ballot from a list sub-lledgea,Bite BtUmj, Or BX. Cur- mittd by a nominatihg'rPoteau Pirates and, after a Teal tight game* emerged victor* lous by a score of 4749; � In Tuesday night's battle with the WestvJlle - Teltaerjackets, Westville tt#�lriri� halt - 3� the thux! ftuwjw^the Indians jtoccrMrttd] !uta�aT Y. B. McPherson Dies In Hospital After Long Illness Y.B. (Younce) McPherson, a native of this area, died Thursday, December 7 in the Stilwell Municipal hospital following an illness of about one year. McPherson, who was engaged in farming, was born June 21, 1908 in Stilwell. Funeral .services were held Sunday, December 10 in the Roberts Funeral Home chapel,, with burial in the Stilwell cemetery. Among his survivors are: the widow, Mrs Maurine McPherson of the home; one son, Frank of Patterson, Louisiana; one daughter, Mrs Phil (Ruth) Carson of Alt us; five grandchildren; four brothers; and five sisters. Young Democrat Nan Meeting A county meeting of the Adair County Young Democrats will be held Monday evening in the Stilwell Cafe dinner room, according to Barney Girdner, jr., president. All young democrats who are are urged to attend. The meeting will start at 7:30, Girdner said. Area Gets Gold; Escapes Storm Winter dipped a frigid hand on the Adair county area but, fortunately, his . touch was lighter here than in most sections of the Sooner state. Accoring to Berry Ferguson, official observer, the mercury dipped to a cold seven degrees early Wednesday morning. However, the severe snowstorm which struck other parts of the state failed to reach this section. Only a few flakes fell in the Stil-wett vicinity. Official readings have been: H L R S 50 45 44 43 42 34 34 Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday 26 33 32 31 31 8 7 1.27 .02 .08 .26 tr tr Fire Destroys Grocery Store A Stilwell grocery store, owned by Arils Rich, Was completely dis-troyed by fire Wednesday afternoon,' Firechief Doss: Stilwell said. Rich had temporarily closed the store while he went home. Cause of the blaze is not known. ^The interested in becoming membenubmlding, owned by Kenneth Lee, was] located near the north edge of Stilwell. Robert Lee Ellis, who operates a Stilwell tavern, was released on bond Thursday, Dec. 7, fol lowing charges of public drunk and of contributing to the delin quency of a minor. According to County Attorney L. T. Spray, Stilwell policemen John Kirby and Troy Jackson had been told that Ellis was locked inside his tavern with a 14-year-old girl. Spray said that when the officers went to the place, the man refused them admission. The county attorney was called and after conferring with officers, left and went to get a search warrant. -, In the meantime, the officers were admitted. The parents told officials the girl was 18. School*records, however, show her to be 16, Spray said.. '� � to Roind-Up Club ' Val Dobbins will head the Stil-well Roundup club again in 1962. He was re-elected as president of the - group at the organization's meeting Monday night in the Cox Hotel. .. Aimer Smith will serve - as vice-president' v:aJhn Haraway, Garland Walden and Mike' Braden were elected on the board of directors. The chuck ^gon committee indues Mrs Garland- Walden and Mrs Aimer Smith. "� - . Miss Joye Smith is the club queen. Christmas Music Wanned by School The SfcrwetU: jui^orjnd: senior highschool chdrua wlu combine their voices tb present two special programs ei'Oiriajbjaaa>jnusic on Thursday, December: 11. v An afternoon performance will be given at 2:30.. The evening: event will begin at 7:30. Both.per-formances will he in th�:,nlgh� ular ^ ChiistxMft anupv in* The Chritttaji atbry wCU then be tekf in abhf oy soloists and full choir, assisted by .�tet^ ther Uluatrated in tabloid, frown includea: Organ and piano prelude, Sandra Worsham and Shelia Ship-� man. the PrersaWtiaal-lOCorne All Ye Faithful^^White ~ '" "Velvet Shoe*", Bella", le Bells' v ]Bee|c .rJuet^Drum", ituuercl r, Mo";Come ~ay ;Mortou,' aoloiata; -,J�ght", Patay Morion, see what was taking place. By the time he get te the fteaft off Oie bnildiag, tte forced Mrs HfinViiawa table. Henderson is said to have Struck one of themett on the;teet. He told officers the man should be easily identified because a large ring Henderson was wearing cut a deep gash in the robber's cheek. Officers said they found a pool of blood on the floor where the injured man had bled. - As soon as Henderson struck the man, knocking him. to the floor, he ran out the back door and raced to Westville to notify officers of the holdup. When Henderson ran for'help, the two men also ran out through-the rear of the house and disappeared. One of the robbers was described as tall and the other as short Neither one wore masks, . Swepston said, Henderson is the owner of the Akin Lumber Company of Westville, one of the stats's largest dealers in building .materials. Thirteen Register During November Thirteen county youths registered with the Adair county draft board during November, : Mrs Roxie Robbins, office clerk said this week. .. � . The list included:. Ronnie Allen Richie, Donald Earl Dunbar, Roy Leer Sparks, James Mike Braden, Raymond Merle Briggs, Jimmy Russell Adair, Junior Dwayne Littlejohn, and Johnny Lee Nave, all of Stil-well. ' Ray Gene Choate and Norman D. Butler, Westville. Larry Pritcett, Bunch; Conley Earl McGlothlhV sfloam Springs, Ark.; and Donald Art Ward, Watts. " Mrs Lula Roden Dies In Hospital �Funeral services for Mrs Lula Roden will be held at 2 pjn. Friday, December IS in the Roberts Funeral Home chapel, with burial in the Stilwell cemetery:-- * Mrs Roden, who was born October 15,1884 in Georgia, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Stilwell Municipal hospital on Tuesday, December 12. She was a member of the Central Baptist church. Her survivors include: six daughters, Mrs Lela Massingale of Oklahoma City, Mrs Lora Mag-nard of Pasadena, California, Mrs? Vera Trotter, of Santa Clara. California, Mrs Addie Collins of Heav-ener, Mrs. Minnie Sanders . o�% Odessa, Texas, and Mrs Ethel ilfcns of JBik Ci^? ifaur - sons. bert^ also of Elk City, Lee of Modesto; California, Grady of Oakdale, Celi�oe�BB| aadi Clyde, ddldfeen; � and five grandchildren. Notice. ;