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Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - April 26, 1929, Stilwell, Oklahoma By Arthur Brisbane HURTING HOOVER'S HAND. TWO DIRE POSSIBILITIES. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. NEWS FOR FARMERS. P|residen,t Hoover's hand is sore after shaking hands with 1757 fellow citizens in one day. WHY SHAKE HANDS? Especially when your fellow citizens, pushing a plow professionally, shows his appreciation with a grip developed by holding the furrow straight among stones. In France important men meeting embrace each other. We don't do that. Why shake hands? Why not invent something else? Rubbing noses, Indian fashion, would not do; too many germs. Why not simply look the row of 1757 proud Americans straight in the eyes, and say 'How do you do?" Will Rogers understands public sentiment, expresses it tersely and affects inaccurate use of English, despite the training at Eton and Oxford. He says "There is two things that can disrupt business in this country. One is war and the othsr is a meeting of the Federal Reserve Board." War, fortunately, is suspended for the moment. Fifty-two thousand Britons demand abolition of capital punishment. In England criminals are hanged. They don't use fancy electric chairs, reserving science for better things than killing men, An end of capital punishment would be a step toward civilization. Meanwhile, British capital punishment shows commfin sense. When one Briton kills another, they hang him a few weeks later. No years of delay for appeals, delivery of bou-'quets and sympathetic letters from ladies. British criminals, knowing this, rarely carry deadly weapons on burglary expeditions, since using them to I|ill would mean hanging. Here it means hiring an able lawyer. Rudolph Kawlikowski, head of the Kosmos Machine Works, of Goerlitz, Germany, and a serious scientist, has interesting news for the farmers. He says they can run motors with dust made of pulverized coal, charcoal, farm waste and other substances. Kawlikowski runs an eighty horsepower Diesel engine with pulverized vegetable irnateriaflsi, costing i75 per cent less than gasoline costs in Germany. ADAIR COUNTY'S LEADING NEWSPAPER VOLUME NUMBER 32. STILWELL, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1929. NUMBER 12. Dried and ground cornstalks could run all the farm machinery. Everybody knows the terrific explosive power of dust as demonstrated in exploding grain elevators. Controlling that power in motors is new. Twelve hundred "advertising agencies and writers are asked to compete for a prize of $1,000 answering the question, "Why G,o To Church?" What would your answer be? An answer to the question would be, "The only important thing about man is his conception of Divine mtelligeaco and wisdom." In other r'especcs, he is like mice, frogs and guinea pigs. So. go to church and prove that you are Hot a guinea pig or a mouse. TAHLEQUAH OPTOMETRIST - WILL BE HERE SATURDAY J. R. Linville, optometrist of Tah-lequah, who plans to spend a day in Stilwell each week testing eyes and fitting glasses, will make his first trip here Saturday. He will fit up an office in the back room of the Green Frog, according to an announcement in this issue of the Democrat. Dr. Linville states that he will use the Refractascope in testing eyes instead of the common eye charts. "This instrument takes the guess out of eye testing and assures the patient a perfect fit in glasses," he stated. "The Refractascope is a new invention and has been thoroughly tested. I have never had a dissatisfied customer that has been fitted by the use of this instrument."  TEACHERS FOR NEXT TERM ARE ANNOUNCED Four New Teachers are Elected; J. G. Ward Retained as Superintendent For the Coming Term. HOWARD REFUSES TO SELL CROP OUT OF ASSOCIATION Teachers for the next term of school have been named by the board of di-lectors. The list includes four new teachers for the grade school. They are W. S. Mays, Miss Louella Ewing, Miss Na-dine Yocom and Miss Clara Scace-water. McL.emore was transierred to trie high school while Mrs. Jeff Atkerson, Mrs. Paul Chambers and Miss Hazel Weir did not make application for re election, according to the board. The full list of teachers for the coming school year is as follows: High school: J. G. Ward, superintendent; A. M. Calloway; Emmett McLemore; Mrs. H. W. Burch; Miss Leola Patton; Mrs. J. G. Ward, and Miss Ruby Lee. Grade school: Mrs. Harry Winsor, Principal; W. S. Mays; Miss Louella Ewing; Miss Clara Scacewater; Miss Nadine Yocom; Mrs. Bruce Cox; Mrs. Cullus Houseberg; Miss Anna Johnson; Miss Ella Roberts; Miss Louise White. ---- Spray Schedule for Apples and Grapes Outlined Bulletin Recommends That Apples And Grapes Be Sprayed Six Times During Year For Best Results "Right now is the time to start applying the second summer spray to grapes, and the spray schedule should be followed closely through the year if best results are expected," said Harry B. Hayman, county agent. This article can give only a small part of the details of the spray schedule but complete details cas be found on "Orchard Spray Caiandar. ' Spray Schedude For Apples The dormant spray is applied in the late winter or Parly spring and is to control San Joce scale and similiar insects. This should be an oil spray and is made by mixing lubricating oil with water. The first summer spray shoiid be applied when flower buds show pink but before they open. This spray controls scab, blotch, canker worm and aphis. This spray should be the Boredeaux mixture with 1 1-2 pounds of arsenate of lead to 50 gallons. The second summer spray is applied when two-thirds of the petals ^lave fallen. This spray controls the same insects as the preceding one except that is gets the codling moth also. The same spray is used as before. The third summer spray should be put on two weeks after the petals) have fallen. This catches the bitter rot in addition to the others and is about the same spray material. Fourth summer spray should be applied four weeks after the petals have fallen. Black rot is the new disease caught with this application and the spray is the same. The fifth summer spray comes eight weeks after the petals have fallen and leaf hoppers with practically the same mixture. Fair results may be obtained by* leaving off the last two sprays but it is better to use them al. For grapes, the dormant spray should be applied when the buds begin to swell. This is a lime-sulphur spray and controls the scale insects, nathracnose and black rot. The latter is the most harmful in this section and the dormant spray should be applied to help stop this black rot The complete grape schedule will be given next week. ---- RUFUS COCHRAN Frank Howard of Baron, who has 30 acres of strawberries, refused a contract for $2.50 and $2.00 per crate for his entire crop of berries. If he is fortunate enough to harvest the crop that is now on the plants this would have brought him over $7,000.00. He refused the price simply because he had signed up with the association at Westville and would not break hts contract. Mr. Howard has set an example that could well be followed by every grower in the county, for we need organization and lots of it It may be, however, that the association prices will be even higher than the price offered Mr. Howard. FUNERAL HOME CHAIN PLANNED BY NEW FIRM Establishments in Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas To Be Included. Berry Grades Are Explained Department of Agriculture Has Established Standard Rules for Strawberries This Year. -- One of the best things that can be done to lessen the quantity of poor quality berries is to give the berry fields better care so as to make them produce better quality berries. The average per acre production of berries in Oklahoma probably would n6t be over 60 to 65 crates, but at the same time there are a few fields that may produce near three times that quantity and as a rule the berries are larger and finer on the High producing land. It is also easier to get the picking done where the yield per acre is high. Too much emphasis cannot be placed on proper grading of the berries for there is little question about this having a big influence on the, selling price. If one insists on putting unclassified or cull berries in witf*. the best grade then he must expect to receive a price accordingly. The following (grades are recommended by the United States department of agriculture.. . Definition of terms used in describing grades is also given. It is recommended that these grades be strictly adhered to in 1929 believing that it will help to get better prices for berries. Federal inspection is often a big help in making f. o. b. sales. U. S. Grade N. 1. U. S. No. 1 shall consist of strawberries of one variety, with the cap (calyx) attached, which are firm, not overripe, underripe, or undeveloped; and which are free from mold or decay and from damage caused by dirt, (Continued on last pane > TAHLEQUAH. April 23.-Plans are under way for the establishment of a chain of funeral homes over the state of Oklahoma and surrounding states, which will go under the name of the Midwest Funeral Home corporation, it was learned last night from W. E. Reed, Tahlequah undertaker, who was elected vice-president of the new concern. Reed stated that the organization, although still incomplete, had a capita! stock of 8250,000. Those who were elected officers of the corporation were, president, C. J, Carso.i, who is also president of a chain of grain elevators, with headquarters located in Stilwell; vice president W. E. Reed, of the Reed Funeral home in Tahlequah; second vice president, L. L. Culver, of Miami and secretary and treasurer, C. F. Hughes president c f the First National Bank of Stilwell. These men have visued such cities as Miami, Joplin, Picher, Siloam Springs, Commerce, Stilwell, Vinita, Tulsa and Muskogee, where they have been negotiating with funeral home owners concerning the chain of homes It is planned to include at least 27 cities in the corporatibn, Reed stated. Officials of the compafiy are considering either Muskogee or Tulsa as headquarters for the newly organized plant.-Muskogee Phoenix. FIRST BOX OF BERRIES The Adair County Democrat * will give one year's subscription * for the first box of strawberries * brought to the office. The berries * must have been grown in Adair * . county. * The way the strawberries are :i! looking now we will have a bump- ,;' er crop in the county if we have * any sort of luck. " The berries are already large * and there are lots of them. * AH marketing done here will be * done through local buyers since " not enough growers were pledged ' to operate the association. TRUSTEES VOTE FOR REDUCTION OF LIGHT RATE All Residences are Put on Flat Rat of 81.00 per Month for Water and Lights; Rates for Business Houses Lowered One-Third Hastings Speaks For Farm Relief\ Hastings Makes Speech Before The House Urging Adoption of Legislation. HELD ON WHITE Rufus Cochran, aged 72, died at his home in the Salem community Wednesday morning. He is survived by three daughters and one son. SLAVE CHARGE Leister West of Wagoner was bound over to the Federal court and committed to jail here after a preliminary hearing before U. S. Commissioner Joe M. Lynch on a charge "f white slavery. West was arrested on complaint of Miss Reba Neal of Prairie Grove, Ark. who alleged that West took her from Prairie Grove to Westville and then to Wagoner on the promise that he would marry her. West will be taken to Muskogee to the federal jail, according to Lynch; Sheriffs Visit the Borderland High Sheriffs of Adair, Cherokee and Delaware counties Meet in "No Man's Land" to Clean up The Moonshiners. Tom McCasland met the sheriffs of Cherokee and Delaware counties the first of the week in the mountanious section where the three counties join. The object of the meeting was to locate and destroy any and all moonshin-ing plants found in this border section. McCasland reports that between 1200 and 1400 gallons of mash was poured out and two stills in Adair county destroyed. One was an extra large still and the other smaller. No whiskey was found and no operators wero present when the sheriffs called. McCasland and his force have put quite a scare in the industry in this county. Evidence of this is shown in the fact that the price of whiskey in Stilwell has gone from $2.00 to $3.00 a pint. -- MORRIS STILL AT SILOAM WASHINGTON, D. C-April 24 -Congressman Hastings, in a speech in the house, carefully analyzed the farm relief bill, emphasizing the advantages that would come . to the farmers by its enactment and pointed cut a number of suggestions by way of amendments which he urged would be helpful. He called attention to the great need for this legislation urging that the farmers throughout the country had been in a depressed condition for the past eight years and insisted that the educational beinefit which would be derived by inducing the farmers to join cooperatives which would be federated into stabilized corporations, would result in great benefit to the individual farmers, and would measurably benefit them to the extent that they be organized so as to give a great er -bargaining power to thie, stabilization corporations which handled their product. Hastings called attention to the fact that by the creation of a farm board and the apropriation of advisory commodity committees, and the appropriation of a 8500,000,000 revolving fund, a According to notices published las Friday, the city council passed ordi nances repealing the present occupa tion tax and to lower the light an water rates. The new schedule for lights is a follows: business houses, first 30 kilo watts at 10c; next 20 at 9c; next 50 a 8c; next 100 at 7c and all over 200.a 6c. All residences are on a flat rat of $1.00 per month for lights; $1.0 per month for water; 83.00 per mbn* for elecrtic refrigerators; 50c . month for electric washing machine and 50c per month for electric radio. Power Rate Lower. Small motors and electric refrigera tors in drug stores and butcher shop pay 5c per kilowatt hour; motors fro 3 to 10 horsepower pay 4c with a muy imum of 50c per horsepower for thos under 10 and 40c per horsepower fo those over 10 horsepower. Water for commercial pujrpose starts at 40c per thousand for the firs 5,000 and goes down to 20c for a) over 30,000 gallons. According to the ordinance thes rates have been in effect since April 1 Rates that have been in effect fo the past ten months placed the mint miim on lights and water for bot residences and commercial purpose at $1.25 per month with the light starting at 15c per kilowatt for the firs first 20. It is estimated that this cut in th rates Will decrease the revenue for city $800.00 during the month of Apr! which will make the receipts front water and light plant considerabl lower than they have been for severa years. . v Statements could not be secure from the incoming council as a bod: but individuals on the new board pressed themselves as almost cert that the rates would have to be Dennis Morris, who was shot by a Watts officer last week, is still at the Siloam Springs hospital, according to Grover Alberty, undersheiiff, who said that the sheriff's force here had not been notified to come after him. r~ "College Cut-Ups" Three-Act Comedy, Will be presented by the Junior Class of The Stilwell High School At the High School Auditorium Friday Night, May 3 8 o'clock that it would result in and" direct more intensive study of farming methods, and finally result in diversification and better farming methods, and . . . ~ - - - - c ,, , , lL , .� c . vised in order to bring the revenue u finally, he urged that it was the first . . , , . , , __to a point where it would pay the op step^toi .secure additional legislation . r ,r .. ,, , _ ersting expenses of the plant, which undoubtedly would be recom- . � --.-ijf----.-:-r Hatchery Is State Owne Ray Weems Closes Deal Which Give Tahlequah The Best Fish Hatchery in State, Is Said. mended by the board and receive the approval of Congress at the next regular session. He stated that the farmers of the country were in such very great need of assistance that he felt justified in supporting any legislation wtyich would afford some relief, in the hope that beneficial amendments would from ti.-ne to time, he added, as experience would demand. -:-�- STATE SECRETARY OF A. T. A. IS DEAD Wm. H. A. Harrison, who has been state secretary of the Anti-Thief Association for 22 consecutive years, died at his home in Checotah Saturday night, according to Bill Barker, national vice-president of the organization. HAYMAN ATTENDS MEETING. Harry B. Hayman, county agent, spent most: of last week at Ponca City where he attended a Rural Recreation meeting held for county agents and home demonstration agents. The work was principally instructions on how to conduct 4-H encampment. Mr. Hayman says that arrangements were made with the county agents in Mayes, Delaware and Cherokee counties to join Adair in a four-day encampment on the Illinois riv> er sometime during the summer. He expects to make a definite announcement about this later, he said. A NEW BUSINESS Barnum was right! A lot of our men and boys about town have fallen for the "petticoat pool hall" that blew into town this week. ..Frankly, if the town is going to let this sort of thing go on, for goodness sakes give us the good old fashioned pool that has. at least a Htfle/'w&fWi*.. *>��tit:.......�r'^j^m The Rufus Ross property which leased about a year ago for the purpos of establishing a fish hatchery, ... recently bought outright for the stat Fish and Game Department; according to word received here the other day. Last March sometime the loca Chamber of Commerce induced mem] bers of the Fish and Game Departmeri including Ray O. Weems, of the post sibilities in the Ross property. A teri year lease was placed on the property with the understanding that during thii time the department could buy outrigh the deed to the property. With the recent purchase of the lane by the department, the hatchery now becomes permanent property of the state, ft includes twenty acres of lancj and four ponds which is said by the members of the department to be th best hatchery in the state. It has thre of the best requisites for a good hatch ery, namely, plenty of pure water, go,, substantial soil that will hold water and is admirable located. It is estimated that the new hatch ery will cost one tenth less than paid to operate the old hatchery, credit for the establishment of th� hatchery here goes to Ray 'Q.) who was instrumental to*flSL department heads toarealfitsi portance of buying the?, also been directly resp^ increase ui revenue"-^ for the past ySarVt lican Star. ',-,tf$ '����:> ;