Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - August 2, 1929, Stilwell, Oklahoma
ADAIR CduNtY'S LEADING NEWSPAPER VOLUME NUMBER 32. &TILWELL, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1929. NUMBER 26. MAN DEFEATS NATURE CHAIN STORE GROWTH UP GOES WHEAT A BIRD BOOTLEGGER 23 HERE FOR the per- out- Man consistently surpasses formances of nature. Locomotives and automobiles run the deer. Airplanes already outfly any bird, and will do better when they stop imitating birds and create an entirely new plane. Bulls of Bashan bellowed and were heard afar. The microphone talks around the world. Man's latest defeat of nature is the creation of an artificial ear, "a thousand times more sensitive than the human ear, that picks up the faintest danger signals coming through the fog and tells the direction whence they come." Anything that men can imagine thoy can do. WEEK Last Examination to Be Held By The County Superintendent Is Given at Grade School. Federal Farm Board Faces lis Important tasks Villi it MrfcCi' lii-rV i.Vi i*� i, 1 i i. it'YV'i ii ii i itl'' <:<� Forty-five chain store organizations in June did 8236,281,747 business, gaining 23 per cent in a year. Sears, Roebuck stands first with June sales of $25,747,979; Woolworth next, $23,000,000; Montgomery Ward third, $21,000,000. Newspaper publishers are interested in the policy of General Wood, a West Pointer, now president of Sears, Roebuck. He is constantly building retail stores, promoting them with newspaper advertising. Sears Roebuck, it is said, plan several retail stores in all big cities, one in each smaller city. While Oie government thinks about it, Mother Nature helps some farmers by injuring the wheat crop here and in the Canadian Northwest. The price of wheat went up everywhere, Chicago, Winnipeg, London, Buenos Aires, touching $1.36 a bushel. The price was 96 cents a few weeks ago. It is not so pleasant for those farmers whose wheat is "irreparably ruined." Under the provisions of a bill passed by the last legislature all teachers examinations will be given under the auspices of the state department of education. Miss Amy B. Walls, county superintendent, held her last county examination at the grade school building here Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Twenty-three applicants took the tests and will be issued certificates according to the grades made. The list of the applicants is as follows: Mary Bean, Maud Paden, Ernest Guthrie, Mary J. Patterson, Leo-na Adair, Gladys Mitchell, Florence Ross, Cecil H. White, Flora Lewis, Bacee Ross, Glodys Mays, Ruth Paden, Ella Roberts, Ollie Chandlre, Pink Buffington, and Sallie Starr, al of whom list their postoffice as Stil-well; Marie Daniels, Frona C. Fain, Ben Olson and Lela Crittenden of Watts; Paul W. Leak, Proctor; Mais-ie Howard, Christie; Mrs. Alvin Self, Westville. BAIL DENIED TO DRY RAIDER BY FEDERAL JUDGE Harris Must Remain in jail Pending Trial on Murder Charge; Bond for Thomason. 420 HOURS SET AS NEW MARK FOR REFUELING Crowds Swarm About Jackson and O'Brine as St. Louis Plane Ends Record Setting Grind. Here are the men chosen by President Hoover to make up the Federal Farm Board dedicated to the best interests of American agriculture. The men were selected with great care and each is an expert in some phase of agricultural endeavor. As yet, no man is selected to represent the wheat interests. W. T. Logan, Christian missionary returning . to Buffalo from the head-wfaters at the Zambea|i, tells of a little bird that makes a hole in the river bank clay, fills it with fruit, lets it ferment and develops^ alcohol. At the proper time the bird returns to its litle clay vat, takes a drink and will fight anything. What could our prohibition forces do about that? Satan, of course, educated that bird, far back in the Garden of Eden, very likely. COINCIDENCES Two blow-outs at the same time. Henry Ford and Joe M. Lynch celebrating the same birthday. Friday coming on the 13th. A couple marrying on the same day as their birthday. Two returned fishermen telling the same story. Payne and Patterson traveling Exactly 2508 miles each in viewing roads during the past year. "Hopin' you same"-Jake Onion-runner* JULY IS HIGH MONTH FOR PUGH-BISHOP Pugh-Bishop Have Biggest Month in Their History; Business Conditions Improved. Oklahoman Tells Of "Soris" Birth, But Heir Is Girl WATER IS CLEAN Dr. J. A. Patton, county health officer, is in receipt of an analysis from the state health department giving a report on our city water supply. The report states that the water is safe and can be safely used for drinking purposes without treatment. Upon the advice of Dr. Patton the board of trustees recently cleaned out the tank and flushed out the mains in order to be certain that the water was not contaminated after being pumped from the spring. BUS CHANGES SCHEDULE Beginning Wednesday, August 1, rhe Red Star Bus line made several changes in its schedule. "In order to make better connection with other bus lines at all three points where we go, we altered part of our schedule," said Charlie Basing-er. proprietor. Buses for Sallisaw will leave Stil-well now at 8:00 a. m., 12:45 p. m., and 4:00 p. m.; for Tahlequah, at 9 a. m., 1:00 p. m., and 4:00 p. m. Only one bus a day will operate between Stilwell and Westville and will leave here at 11:25 a. m. and arrive back Here at 12:45 p. m. Other busses to Westville were discontinued on account of lack of demand, Basinger said. BREWER CHILD DEAD Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Allison cemetery for the seven-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Brewer who died Wednesday morning at the home, of its parents in the Honey Hill community. OKLAHOMA CITY, July 31.-Ex-presing douht of the self-defence explanation offered by Jeff D. Harris, member of a federal dry raiding party charged with the murder of two Te-cumseh farmers, J Judge 'Edgar S. V aught of United States district court declined today to admit bail for Harris. At the same time, Judge Vaught set bail of $15,000 for W, W. Thomason, federal prohibition enforcement agent who was in charge of the raiding party. Testimony in the bond hearing for the two men yesterday and at .their prelimianry trial before a justice of the peace at Tecumseh, was that Harris was the actual slayer of James Harris, and Oscar Lowery, who were killed July 4 at James Harris' home near Tecumseh,. Heard the Shot. Thomason himself testified that he heard a shot which presumably mortally wounded James Harris after he had dropped a shotgun with which he had shot Jeff Harris in the face. Mrs. James Harris, the widow, had testified at the preliminary hearing that her husband was killed after she had persuaded him to surrender and obtained a promise from the raiders that he would not be hurt. "The question of whether Jeff Harris shot in self defense in the killing of James Harris is one on which the court had doubts, Judge Vaught said. I The judge said there was no evidence that Thomason fired a single shot. Testimony showed he was not on the premises when Lowery was fatally injured and he was not charged in connection with Lowery's death. Not An Officer. Harris said Lowery fired upon him and he shot in self-defense. Mrs. James Harris, Lowery's sister, said her brother was unarmed and that Jeff Harris shot him as he was pleading for mercy. Jeff Harris testified yesterday that he was paid from funds raised for prohibition enforcement by "church people." He was not a commissioned federal officer. Immediately after denia! of bail for Harris, A. S. Wells, his attorney, announced that without formality a hearing in federal court on the application of state attorneys to remand the case to the Pottawatomie county district court he would agree to the move if Harris consented. Thomason's attorney, however, apparently desired to have his client go to trial in the federal court. In interviewing Earl Pugh, of the Pugh-Bishop Chevrolet company, local Chevrolet "dealers'and also "owners of the Ted Chevrolet company of Sallisaw, we find him very optimistic,over business conditions for the future which is substantiated by the fact that their business for the month of July was the biggest in their history and far above their expectations. Pugh says that during the month of July .they sold and delivered 57 automobiles, both new and used, which is an average of better than two automobiles per day for each working day in the month. Their gasoline, oils, accessory and service sajps were very satisfactory. He says there are only two things that can bring around business conditions like the above. First, the normal financial condition of the counties and second, square dealing with the public and giving them value received for their money. Mr. Pugh also referred the writer to the crowded condition of his present location with the remark that he is compelled to secure additional floor space to take care of the steady increase in business that they are expecting month after month and year after year. An Oklahoma man, who, at the age of 44, is for the first time a father, became so excited when the birth of his offspring was announced in a Fort Smith hospital Saturday morning, that he did not have time to get his facts straight before he began broadcasting. And now he is backtracking the news. The "son" which he boastfully announced as his first born and heir is a girl. He's found that out. But he did not find it out until he had done considerable news distribution. He Expects to be just as prideful over the daughter as he was over the alleged son. But he has to first get adjusted. The error was just a mistake of the man himself. He was listening so eagerly for a "boy" that the girl did not register.-Southwest American. Stilwell people the above article, which appeared in Sunday's South-west-Tihies Record refers to A. FAMOUS GROUPS "The Three Musketeers." "The Four Horsemen." "The Siamese Twins." 'The Mob." "The Sentinel." "We." "Coxey's Army." "The Three Globe Trotters." ACTION OF BOARD IS PRAISED BY FARMERS Plans for $20,000,000 Grain Corporation Lauded by Farm Leaders; To Control Marketing Wright HVwas here Tuesday' looked quite normal at the time. and WESTVILLE HAN KILLED AT MILL WEDNESDAY Aged Miller Is Killed Instantly When Struck By Board Caught in Belt. W. M. Evans, aged 70, was instantly killed Wednesday afternoon when a stick he was using, to.put on a belt got caught in the machinery and was forced into his left side. Evans, who was proprietor of the East Side Mill at Westville, was attempting to put on a belt which had run off when the accident occurred. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church at Westville this afternoon. He is survived by his wife, a brother, and other relatives and friends. Mr. Evans was formerly in business at Rocky Mountain before moving to Westville. He was widely known in the county. CHAPTER FOUR BY THE EDITOR ft The Three Globe Trotters" Just a few comments this week <-.t the facts we gave last week. In case our readers have not figured out for themsel, ves some of the interesting things those figures show, we have done a little figuring for you. Each of the commissioners spent 120 days during the year viewing and inspecting roads and bridges; Waters traveled 3627 miles viewing roads and inspecting roads and bridges; Payne and Patterson each traveled exactly 3535 miles viewing roads and inspecting roads and bridges. According to the figures for mileage attending meetings of the board, Waters attended 49 meetings and Payne and Patterson each 46. Making a liberal estimate we will say that there are 200 miles of road in the county that receives the personal attention of the commissioners. According to claims paid them, they traveled a total of 10,697 miles, nearly half the distance around the globe. If the roads are evenly distributed in each district, then each commissioner covered his total mileage 53 times during the year, or made an official trip of inspection over all his roads each week with one trip to spare. You who live in the various sections of the country are-better qualified to say how much attention has really been given to your particular.part of the county roads. They are your roads and it is your money they are spending. We are merely giving you the facts as we find them on the county records. Check them up yourself. WATCH FOR THE NEXT INSTALLMENT IN AN EARLY ISSUE OF THE A.DAIR QOUNTY DEMOCRAT "The Unofficial County Organ." CHICAGO, July 28.-Action of the federal farm board which brought together opposing factions of farm groups after a two-day meeting; here resulted in launching preliminary plans for the formation of a $20,000,' 000 farmer's national grain corporation today drew laudatory statements irom farm leaders attending the .conference. William H. Settle, president at .the Indiana farm bureau federation, who was named chairman of a committee to further the grain sales agency, said at the close of the meeting: "This is the greatest day for agriculture that I can remember." Mr. Settle has been active in, agitation for farm relief and led many^cjem- i onstrations at the republican (national convention at Kansas City in behalf of the principle. "That of which we have been dreaming for years .... ultimate control bf marketing farm products .... has .been realized," Mr. Settle said. "The prospects look good for the formation of a corporation which will control .orderly and systematic shipping. It. will go a long way toward stabilizing the price of grain. "President Hoover, the farmers believe, is sincerely trying to carry out the pledge he made. He called a special session, the agricultural bill was pa's sed, the federal farm board appointed, and a start in the stabilization blan has been made." Another leader active in the farm bureau federation said: "It is a wonderful achievement from the standpoint of organization. Co-oJperattveE and farmer-owned organizations which have never before been able to, g^t together, have come out on a united plan to solve the problem." The first meeting of the organization committee will be held here on August 26. ARRANGE PR0GR4M FOR FARMERS' WEEK AT A. & M. St.' Louis, Mo., July 30.-The end of the record-3mashing endurance flight of the St. Louis Robin came at 7:30 o'clock, (central standard time) Tuesday night when its pilots, Dale Jackson and Forest O'Brine descended from the sky which had been their home for 420 hours, 21 minutes. They exceeded the record of the Angeleno , by seven full days at 2:01 p. m. Tues- , day. The plane made a perfect landing1 in the middle of a field with about 15,000 spectators watching them. The crowd rushed on the the field but guards from the Curtiss-Robert-son company, sponsors of the flight, protected Jackson and O'Brine. The St. Louis Robin was towed into space beside the hangar. The field was muddy from a rainstorm that began late Tuesday. Both Men Examined. The plane landed in the glare of floodlights around the field. Flight officials and members of the ground crew assisted the fliers from the plane with the assistance of guards Rtade a lane through the crowd to a hangar. A few moments later O'Brine'and : Jackson were examined by physicians and entered an automobile which took ' them to a downtown hotel where1 they were to rest Tuesday night after--' speaking over the radio in a nation^ wide hookup. Both men were pronounced in e'scf cellent physical condition. O'Brine had ! gained two pound's since he and Jackson'went up July 13, scaling 14() pounds Tuesday night as against 138 pounds- when the- flight began. Jackson's weight was the same as it was when he went aloft, 154 pounds. The heart action of both men was pronounced normal and physicians said their hearing was normal. They conversed easily with reporters and friends in the hangar. The fliers said they were influenced : to change their plans about remaining: aloft 500 hours and decided to . land Tuesday night, because of the tragic death. Monday of their friend, George Lea Lambert, who was killed in an airplane crash near Lambert-St. Louis field. Both fliers said they desired to attend his funeral Wednesday after- ] noon. Jackson told newspapermen , he thought they could have flown the St. Louis Robin 300 hours longer. O^-Brine declared they could take the same plane as it now stands and break '. their own record. Both men agreed that their biggest thrill of the entire flight was Tuesday afternoon when they flew low oyer the field and saw a crowd of 8,000 to 10,000 watchers standing in the rain, waiting for them to land. Both said the first 100 hours of fly* ing were the hardest and after that it was not bad at all. The fliers had been in the air almost 18 days and had exceeded the old-endurance record of the Angeleno by 173 hours, 37 minutes and 58 seconds, when, with Jackson at the control, the plane swooped gracefully over the field, made muddy by a. drenching rain an hour earlier, and settled to earth. L Both fliers looked fine. They were clean shaven, having shaved Tuesday morning. Date Set at August 13 to 16; Many Interesting Features Planned For Visiting Farmers. STILLWATER, Okla., Aug. ,l.-r An educational and inspirational program has been arranged for the annual Farmer's weeft which will be held on the Oklahoma A. and M. college campus August 13 to lis, inclusive. A series of general meetings has been arranged for 8 to W a. m. each day. Departmental conferences, where /isitors may get information on special subjects have also been scheduled. Sectional programs will be offered in home economics, field crops,-dairying, soils, animal husbandry, poultry arid Horticulture. Members of the A. and Ml. college staff will have charge of these meetings which will consist of Alice and Angie Smith and Miles Parti nof Tulsa were in Stilwell last week end visiting relatives and the latter was the guest of his sister, Mrs. J. J. Cook. lectures, demonstrations and discussions. Each evening there will be a recreational feature. The moving picture taken on the farms of the Master Farmers cf Oklahoma will be shown.. One evening will be given over to a Master Farm Home Makers recognition program and one will be devoted to a farmers banquet. Free camping ground will be provided for those who wish to use tents. The college dormitories will be avail- able for ubc and the College cafeteria will be serving meals.