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Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - April 19, 1929, Stilwell, Oklahoma 18 CHILDREN IN 9 YEARS. THE PRESIDENT WILL BOSS. STRANGE OLD CHINESE. McNARY ASKS ADVICE. Let ladies who feel they really "can't afford more than two children �with everything so expensive" consider Frau Alfred Voellner, of Demmin, Germany.' Twenty-eight years old, she has eighteen children, all under nine years of age. She had a boy in 1920, a girl in 1922, and four sets of quadruplets in 1923, 1925, 1927 and 1929, sixteen children in four births. All are alive, ten boys and eight girls. ADAIR/ COUNTY'S LEADING NEWSPAPER volume number 32. STILWELL, QKLAHQMA, FRIDAY, APRJL 19, 1929;: NUMBER H. DENNIS MORRIS IS WOUNDED BY WATTS OFFICER Morris Shot Through Abdomen Running Gun Fight With Constable In It was said here during the war that because conquerers no longer dragged women into slavery, Germany would soofl recover. Frau Voellner confirms that. Washington says President Hoover intends to be boss of his party. He rrjigtit well, since it gave him 22,000,-OO/O; votes. Republicans of the South are toldj the Republican party must be reconstructed there on a sound, permanent basis, on the assumption that the w&r is past and forgotten, and that $ie South will join Republican prosperity, politically, if the Republicans behave themselves. Selling Federal offices to the highest bidder is to be stopped. Some Congressman insist that President Hoover must write a farm relief bill and let the party pass it. The President will probably say "No, you write it and pass it. If it isn't too foolish I will sign it." It it not easy to confer to a disorganized industry, millions of men on millions of farms, producing without method or plan, the prosperity enjoyed by well organized quantity production industry that pays good dividends. A very old Chinese statesman, named Wu Tze-Hui was one of three that, "on their word of honor, guaranteed the life and safety of Li Chai-sun, governor of Canton. Li Chai-sun was' executed by the Nationalists in spite of the guarantee. The aged Wo Tze-hui considered himself disgraced and killed himself, although he had nothing to do with the execution of the man guaranteed. Many Westerners will find it difficult to understand that suicide. (Special to Pjernocrat.) WATTS, Oklahoma, April 15.- Dennis Morris, well known charac- Dennis, wel^ krjown character, was shot and bacjjy woundedj about five o'clock Monday pere near the/post office by Constable W. A. Hallrnark when Morris , resisted1 arrest on a charge of being drunk here in town and disturbing the peace near the Frank Shannon home, when he made threats to a member of the family. Hallmark had commanded Morris to drop a gun which he had in his hand while he kept walking rapidly up the street and when in the rear of the post-office opened fire on the officer and then Hallmark shot, the ball taking effect in the back and Morris fell to the ground. Claude Morris, a brother of Dennis, who was with him, took the gun from the wounded man's hand and began shooting at the officer, but none of the shots took effect, but broke a headlamp on a car standing near, belonging to W. C. Wallen, the postmaster. Hallmark went in pursuit of Claude but he ran and got away. The sheriff was called from Stilwell who. together with V/. A. Corley, county attorney, came and Mr. Corley had papers issued immediately for the arrest of Claude Morris, but at this writing he has not been arrested. Dennis Morris has at different time been arrested on various charges here and has served two terms in the penitentiary, one in Arkansas and the last in Missouri, for robbery. He shot Babe Walters, well known Siloam Springs officer and now, special agent for the K. C. S., about eighteen months ago just south of Watts when Walters and Mr. May-berry, marshall of Wesfville, undertook to arrest him. He made his escape that time, but only after the officers had wounded him. Dennis Morris was taken to a Siloam Springs hospital late Monday evening by the Peate ambulance. �t I". of thtj Jones- law. which has maximum penalties \|p to five year; imprisonment and up to $10,000/fine for. "ohibitiori violator*. ' COUNTY TO RECEIVE CASH YOUTH Verdict of ujcide Is Returned By Investigator After Discovery qf Body Hanging by Rope. Quilt Made From Flour Bags Is Gift to First lady Famous Illinois Quiltcr Makes Unusual Gift, to Mrs. Hoover. Adair county will soon receive 2,828 as her share of February automobile licepse fees, according to Ed McDonald, secretary of the state highway com mission. The county's total collections for the month were $4,713, while gross collections for the first two months of the year were 86,219. Oklahoma county led on collections with $320,190 during the two-month period, while Tulsa county was a close second with $314,360 collected. Mrs. Col Carson and children 'spent the week end in Tahlequah and Muskogee. WATTS, April 15.-The body of Howard Bright, 18 years old, was found early Monday morning in an abandoned barn about four miles south of here, suspended from a rafter by a rope around the neck. A verdict of suicide was returned by Charles Cordray, justice of the peace at Watts, who conducted a coroner's inquest over the body. The body was completely undressed, and young Bright's clothing was found in a heap nearby. The neck was broken. Bright had last been seen a few miles south of Westviile, Okla., late Saturday evening. He was not missed until Monday, Ins parents supposing th.U he had spent Sunday with neighbors. The youth was well known at Watts where he attended school last winter. He was a mmber of the Watts high school football team. -Southwest American. Mrs. L. K. Whitaker and daughters, Maxine and Maud visited in Fort Smith Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. White. Mrs. Whitaker returned home Saturday night accompanied by her little granddaughter, Shirley Joe and Maud and Maxine returned here Sunday. SENIOR PLAY Senator McNary, head of the Committee on Farm relief, asks John D. Rocke feller, Jr.. Henry Ford, Charles M. Schwab, J. P. Morgan, Paul M. Warburg and Owen D. Young to give advice. That interesting collection of farmers would probably tell the farmers first of all to organize their business, eliminate lost motion and time, including an hour and a half for the hired man to harness and unharness the team. But Rockefeller, Schwab and Young declined to advise. Morgan is in Europe. The farmers will have to work out their problem. A WHOOPIN' WHOPPER! Sir Hubert Wilkins plans to cross the Arctic in a submarine, under the ice, to map out the depth o� the water, shape of the basin containing the Arctic, etc. He would follow cracks in the ice, coming up every twenty-four hours to recharge batteries. � An oil field truck blew out a tire | over in the Evansville neighborhood this week. He had a new one sent over from Wewoka and put it on the rim here Thursday morning. The tire was a Goodyear 16-ply balloon and was size 38x9-and that's | some tire. The tire selh for 8200.00 and the ' tube for 20.00 according to Earl Pugh of the Pugh Bishop Chevrolet ] company. TAX RESALE HELD HERE THIS WEEK I Thus, for housands of years, the seal and walrus have explored Arctic and Antarctic seas. They have known how to keep holes in the ice open all winter for breathing and observation. The lower animals show us, we improve on their methods. Many tracts Sold for Taxes that have Accumulated since 1920; Several Tracts Sold to County. Approximately 1,000 tracts of land and town lots were sold for taxes here the first of the week. Not more than a fourth of the tracts ] found buyers and the title reverted to the county. These tracts .will probably j be sold later to the highest bidder. Tax deeds are being issued to the buyers this week. -.--;- Mr: and Mrs. Ralph Myatt of Miami were guests of relatives here last | week end. By A. G.J&. "The Arrival of Kitty" WILL BE PRESENTED JAKE go FISH IT Mr. Si Perkins, Newspaperman: Jake he go fish it tother day. Fish it all day long an catch it two mosquito bite. Fish he mus all be sleepin off it drunk, Jake he go sleep holdin, pole an sleep it long time. Then he wake it up in time spit it creek out an > swim it bank. Big un fish catch it Jake. Jake he take it bath when don need. Jake he get it all creek spit out an look for pojfi. Bole he gain dwtn creek like twoB blue streak an Jake he take after. Catch it them pole an drag out to | bank. Afful heavy-mus be good fish. Get pole all pull out. Get it string all out a get to hook. Not got fish talL Got it turtle. Jake he get it turtle home an skin an make it pot soup. Smell rank but taste kinda like it fish. Make sick les-s'n hold nose while eat. Hopin you same, JAKE O^ilpNRUNNER. P. S. Miss' Marjorie'.Phillips, she say] tell it yon this u*. s Tuesday Night, April 23rd HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM Produced by special arrangement w^th. the Walter H. Baker" Co., of Massachusetts. CHARACTERS J. Trentham, T. Curtis, M, Worsharn, J. Crocker, Flora Mays, R.uth Addington, Laverne Arnold, Callie, Leajher^ood, and Gladys B|Utchell ' ' \ ADMISSION ~" ~ ~~~ �* ad* S^ol PupMp, W$ High School, Pjnp�s, 25$ General Admission, 35c WASHINGTON, April 17.-Mrs. Hoover has just been presented with an old fashioned quilt made by Mrs. J. L. Murray, of Bloomington, 111., a famous quilter of her state. Thjs inaugural gift was, made out of sixteen flour bags, six of which she dyed a Yale blue. Five years ago Mrs. Hoover saw and admired an old handmade fyiilt, a family heirloom which had been made nearly a century ago by two New England sisters for the wedding outfit of one of them. Mfs- Hoover liked it so much that she had it duplicated as a wedding gift for her son, tierbert, Jr When Mr. Hoover was elected president, Mrs- Murray, whose own grand mother had been a quilter of note in her day, looked up the pattern of "the quilt and determined to make a copy of it as a gift of welcome to the new First Lady of-the Land upon her entrance into the White House. The quilt is a striking one made of blue and white blocks, in the "double Irish Chain" pattern. It measures seven by eight feet, and the intricate quilting in scroll patterns Mrs. Murray aid all by hand using more han 1100 yards of thread. Since some of the White House rooms are furnished in Colonial fashion, the quilt is in keeping with its surroundings. Mrs. J. I: Murray;, of Btoo^hw,, '; 111., Who has presented y>. Mrs.,mh . bert Hoover an old-fashioned qjuftt 1 rriade out of flour bags "of a design which Mrs. Hoover so BdrtuWt mX , ibe sent one to her son as a wecMina  gift several veal's ago. Mrs. Murray I was known during me. world war *l : the "Shirt Tail Lady" because oj  die unique things she made oat 0\ ! open's old shjrts. Mrs. Murray selected flour bags for the "Hoover Quilt" because for over ten years she has been teaching Illinois farm women how to make use of' these bags. WEAK SCHOOL BILL IS VETOED BY HOLLOWAY Governor Says He Is Unwilling to Put More Weight on The Credit of State. Because revenues of the state''for the present fiscal year are far below estimates on account of the low price of oil and consequently smaller gross production tax collections will result in a deficit in the treasury at the close, of the year, Gov. W. J. Holloway vetoed the $500,000 weak school bill Saturday. At the same time the governor stated it to be his purpose, to submit this question to the special session of the 12th legislature and go further in attempting to find a permanent solution to the school aid problems of the state. "I am vetoing the 'Weak School Aid Bill' for $500,000 with much regret because I know, that a number of school districts i-nthis state w^U not be able to run nine months without the aid which this bill provides," said the governor. Interest Would Be. High. "However on account of the falling off of state revenues occasioned by the. decrease in the price of oil and the decrease in revenues from other sources and on account of the. high appronria-tions made by the eleventh legislature there would be, at the end of this fiscal year, a deficit of $2,360,000 by my approval of this bill. "It would be impossible to absorb this deficit during, the fiscal year under the most favorable circumstances, if. $2,360,000 worth of state warrants, are allpwed to circulate throughout the state it will cost, in interest, about $150,000 a year, but the matter will be more serious because state warrants would circulate at a discount and the credit of the state would be impaired. To Reduce Budget. "It is only necessary to call attention to the fact that in 19.13 there was. $2t-700,000. in warrants outstanding at that time and it was necessary to issue bonds to retire them. "About half of these bonds still remain to be paid. The appropriation in this bill was-not considered in making up the budget for the present biennium and it was known when the budget was made up that 'there was such a decrease in the state revenues. It will now be necessary to reduce the budget in order to come within the" revenues for the next two years. '"I fully realize that the common schools oS the state �a� designed toft be, my. ngrr ALL FOR RAY It is said that Ray Weeins will return to eastern Oklahoma and take, over the management of a chain of newspapers. We hope so, and also hope that never again, while the grass grows and-water flows, will Ray allow himself to be tempted by the phosphorescent gleam of glory on political seas-he is too good a newsparjermafi to be "ruint" by politics, and the hand of welcome is extended from the craft all oyer the state.-Poteau News. f WHOOPE McGURK AND OTHERWISE Local Man Helps in Sarch for Jiggs and Dinty's and Everybody's Salvation. While the Muskogee Daily Phoenix is staging a man-hunt for "Whoopee" McGurk, our local townsman, Joe M. Lynch has given them and us some valuable information on his whereabouts. . Here is the letter containing the information that was published in the Wednesday edition of the Phoenix.^ Editor, the Phoenix: This will advise y.ou that Whoopee McGurk was in Stilwell today on his way to Baton Rouge, La., to assist in the removal from office of Gov. Hugh-ey Long. He refused to say who had sent for him to come, but did say "when I get there it won't be long then." We wished him well, especially in collecting a nice fee either from the state or private citizens. It must have been a good man or a bunch of-men represented: by a good man who sent for him to come, because he was showing a card of a Saint. Page Jiggs please. J. M. LYNCH, STILWELL. (Continued . ed organization and a fellow knows where his money, gopa when he puts, it in their pan-but all these other "saint-: ly" armies need a lot better creden- (. rials than most of thek irepre^e�t^V��iI; have. ' . ,..,. wk � I feel certain, however, Itb^^;J^M; I 91 ;