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Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - August 4, 1938, Stilwell, Oklahoma itfiicA /n Firsr 9 Months of Present Administration Three Major Projects Are Obtained for Stilwell; Enthusiam Remains High Activities of the Stilwell Chamber of Commerce for the year 1938 have far exceeded in scope and result's the programs of any previous years, various members pointed out this week. A number of concrete accomplishments have been achieved and the enthusiasm of the body, as evidenced by its greatly increased membership, is the strongest in its history. After the election of officers at the final meeting in 1937, at which Jeff D. Atkerson was chosen president, E. J. Campbell 1st vice1 president, J. P. Faulkner 2nd vice president.and,,JSyrl Chambers secretary;, the reorganized body put on a membership drive. At the first meeting, I?ec. 20, 1937, Walter Fleming was ap-i pointed chairman of the mam-: bership committee.,.Thip group: began to function immediately and soon had the membership; increase^ from 60 to 75. Since; the early spring the member-; ship in the C. of C. has grown to. 82. jr *��| Also at the first meetings^ vigorous plans were made tc� again "put across" a WPA-side-j walk project, a matter that had] been dragging along with halfhearted interest for months. This move proposed to lay sidewalks through the WPA at a cost of only 15 cents per running foot to.the property owner. It was necessary, however, for some one, or a- group to "seM" the public on the idea. Still In Progress An aggressive committee began contacting property owners, C. S. Blairek was employed to "sign up" the persons and firms desiring new sidewalks. In a short time the project was underway and according to Bruce Cox, councilman, the city will soon have from 50 to 60 blocks of new sidewalk. About this time a number of other projects were started by various groups within the C of C. and one of these was sponsoring a combined KCS-FFA day in Stilwell. As it had long been the practice of the Stilwll high school to entertain the FFA boys and their fathers at an annual banquet, it was suggested .by J. W. Tolleson that the C. of C. sponsor it that year. At the same time, a move was underway to show the town's goodwill toward the Kansas City Southern Railway Co. by sponsoring a KCS day here. At the suggestion of County Agent M. iR. McSpadden, the two were tied together. KCS Man Arrives After fwo weeks of publicity through the Adair County Democrat, the FFA boys and their fathers were fully aware of the program and many of them planned to attend. Cleve Bui lette, chairman of publicity com mittee, invited the officers of the railroad to attend. They replied by sending Cecil H. Taylor of the public relations department to Stilwell to complete the arrangements. On March 25 the event was staged without a hitch by the C. of C. the KCS and the FFA. Many out-of-town guests we're present, 20 officers of the railroad were guests, and many FF A members were present. At the banquet in the evening, 250 guests heard Joe C. Scott', presi dnt of the state board of agri culture, and J, .O. Hamilton of the KCS, make interesting talks ^Growing directly out of this affair and through the cordial relation established between Stilwell and theuRaiJroad by the day of entertainment, the KCS prdceeded to build a new load* dock and fruit shed for the town. Another effort' largely back-ed~fcy' the C. of C. that was crowned with success was that of bringing a new city hall to Stilwell. The old structure, long condemned, was unsightly and unsatisfactory i n everyway. Agitation for a new building was started by townspeople when it became known that the WPA would supply the labor for such a project. At a meeting of the C. of C. on Dec. 20, two WPA officials explained the proposed building and how it might be acquired. Favors Bond Issue The C of C> went on record as favoring twO bond issues, one for $4500 for materials for the proposed building and another for $4000 for a curb and gravel project. With active C. of C. participation, the borid issues carried ahdjn a short time work was begun. * : Recently the cornerstone on the new buiTding, made of native stone" ^and .considerably .larger than the old structuce, was laid at an impressive' ceremony. Soon, it isf hoped, the building will be completed and jready for use. For several months the city's business has heen conducted from a room in the court house. The street and gravel project has not yet been started but as quickly as the city hall is finished, WPA officials say that work will begin. .; Numerous minor accomplishments .have been achieved.,'.including organization of a vGourt of Honor." for boy scouts, further, publicising of the "Highway 59 Association" arid the inclusion of Adair, county in the Grand River Dam employment area. For some months leading members have expressed the need in Stilwell of a new federal building to house postoffice and various governmental agencies after it was learned that the second congressional district was slated for such a building. The C. of C. seSzed the opportunity to bring the building to Stilwell and immediately opened a campaign. Go After It The roads and government contact committee, headed by C. L. Fletcher, was designated as thigroup to "start in after" the proper authorities. Every member of the C. of C. pledged himself to write letters' to the state's two senators, the congressman at large and the district representative. Trying to steer clear of politics, the Chamber was successful in attracting the attention of authorities. Shortly after the last meeting of the body, it was announced through the newspapers ih&t the project, in the amount of $75,000, and been approved. It is not coming from the regular postoffice funds, for such construction but rather from the WPA. Bids for sites for the new builing are being taken this week, the specifications calling for lots of 145x170: feet. With the federal piiilding considered a reality, the1. C. of C. feels that it has indeed accomplished much during the 9-months of the present administration. Still an aggressive, alert organization, it will, it is felt, obtain more for Stilwell during the remaining months of this year. Filed For District COUFt Helen B. M^rrfellM Waited Merrell. Divorce!' , Vr? Gharlei''Phillips Vs. Mary Phillips. Divorce. I .Everett Hawes vs. Mildred Rijssell, et.aL Mortgage foreclosure. � " *.'; " ' f Ernest Buffington vs. F. G. Mays. Money judgment. W. J. Brinton vs. BesBie Brinton. Divorce.: NEW SQUND DEVICE A new RCA sound system will be installed in the Eagle; theater next week it was .an-, nounced by Clyde Phillip's, the! manager, Thursday. The equip-; ment was sold by Cook & Sons. ----Or--;.�'�'. . " Mr. and Mrs. Joe M. Lynch and Mrs. J. F. Mason left Sunday for'Pueblo,"Colo., to visit Dr. Dwight Shaw.     Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Robinson and son Norman, have returned from Thoreau> N. M. They report a successful trip.,' . � BEAN PLANT Saline, Mich., Aug. 4.-Center of interest for famrers within a radius of 200 miles, Henry Ford's demonstration soy bean factory fronting the 'Detroit^ Chicago turnpike a half mile west Of tjhia charming Michigan town, has just begun operations. The factory group comprises two buildings. One is the historic. Schuyler grist mill which has been converted into a cleaning and storage plant. A new frame structure back of the grisjt mill houses spy bean flaking and pfl extraction equipment. Power is supplied by a hydroelectric plant fed by water brought by millrace from a dani built across the Saline river along the right-of-way of the Detroit-Chicago highway. More than 700 farmers witbr in a 200-mile radius of the Saline'' plant are h'ow/l^dwing ~-&6y beans on 22,588 acres from seed furnished by the Ford Company. In addition, the Ford Company has 15,624 more acres seeded under contract. The total yield of soy beans for the season is expected to be 312,480 bushels, at the rate of 20 bushels per acre. Under the arrangement between the Ford Company' and the farmers to whom seed was advanced, the1 farmers will return the seed from the new crop af the end of the season. They are then at liberty to sell the balance of their crop to Ford at the market, or dispose of it to other buyers. Most' of the crop, howeVer, is expected to be delivered to the* Saline plant. The cleaning *tA flaking plant at Saline, together with those at Tecum-seh and Hayden Mills have a capacity of 300,000 bushels year and are expected to kept busy through ' the months. The extraction plant in the rear, of the grist mill here has a capacity of 140,000 bushels a year. A similar amount will be processed at a. new plant now under construction at Milan, Mich'. The balance of the crop will be retained for seed for use in the spring of 1939. ... The historic old grist mill already has become the mecca for farmers for many miles ground Salinet and it promises to become the show place of thie Ford soy bean operations in southeastern Michigan. Spy beans' brought to the plant are delivered at the rear. There trucks dump their loads into a hopper, from which the beans are hoisted by conveyor to cleaning equipment on the second floor and thence to stor age bins on the upper floors. As the beans are required for processing they are carried by conveyor to the new building in the read. There they are delivered to a hopper from "which they are transferred to a flaker and then by conveyor again to a distributor which feeds the flakes into the. oil extraction Well, now that' the WPA has >rpvided us with new sidewalks, new city hall, drainage ditch-farm-to-market roads, numerous : school houses, rock .ces, small bridges, sewing looms and ponds, and soon will 'ive us new streets, curbs, culverts and postoffice buildings, Vre beginning to get head-^_hes trying to think up some- fing new for it to build. I per-nally would like for the gov-#rin*ent to build a nice river that ran close to town and that tfcould be guaranteed to produce $ish. Shade trees could be transplanted, built in seats provided, picnic tables erected, minnow Caches supplied, worm deposits njarked, and all chiggers, rifosquitoes and ants removed, "this, in my opinion, would be worth burdening our grandchildren with untold debts for. Cleve Bullette tjl guess Jim Morris has be-cpme the town's most distinguished fisherman. At least, Lhear reports about Jim catching fish, and big ones, when nobody else is landing., fern, Jim has some sweet .tackle, reels, lpes, rods, etc. Although I've, %ver seen him cast, it is rumor-that', he's quite an expert., e Democrat will pin a shin--�f linotype slug on. Jim's chest i a medal of distwiction if-hVll Jiing lis a 5-pound fe$ss some-E| time; or even if he'll show us a place where we can catch one. *;�{ -aa- � little ghi walked into Joe ^'tCstore^Ws wee^>nd asked for some potatoes. Joev took her back to the bin and the little girl selected all the potatoes that had lots of "eyes" in them. "What are you getting those old potatoes with eyes in 'em for?" asked Joe. "Because Mama said that they had to see us through the rest of the week,7' the little girl re plied. J. B. Hamlin, Bunch postmaster, held in the county jail on a federal charge 6f embezzling $1100, was unable to make a $3000 bond, U. S. commissioner Martin said Thursday. He will be transferred to the federal jail at Muskogee soon it was disclosed. Hamlin, a world war veteran, has been postmaster at Bunch for 10 years. He admits that the $1100 is missing but denies having taken it. Appointed to act in his place was Mrs. R. T. Ray, a sister of Arch Ray, Bunch merchant. SELLS OUT Syd Hill, proprietor of the barbershop that carries hisN name, this, week sold Mr. Pay of Tulsa, pay formerly operated a shop in Stilwell. �SOT! Popular County. Agent -Will Leave Stilwell Late This ; Month for New JSinpdly-�..;:' ment . I a be 12 MARRIAGE LICENSES Lawrence Ford, 16, to Mary Alice Workman, 15, both of Stilwell. Raymond Stanley, 36, Knox-villp, Tenn., to Juanjta Ivey, 19, Springdale, Ark. Clinton D. Bigby, 25, to Mildred Barker, 18, both of Stilwell.  l|[arry Howard, 25, to Lucille Neeley, 19, both pf Stilwell. Hayden Robert Swift, 25 to Dixie Mae Hembree, 20 both of Cane Hill, Arkansas. Tommy Henderson, 21, Marble City, to Edith Renfro, 18, Lenna, Ohio. � . o - HOME COMING Sunday, August 7, is Home Coming with the First Baptist church of Stilwell. Dinner will be at the church. Everybody bring their dinner and enough for one or two extra. Rev. Orval Reid will be the main speaker in the morning. He will be with us all the week and preach at night. The program: 9:45 a. m Sunday School; 10:45 a. m., song service; 10:50 a. m., wel come address by R. H. Rust, response, to be sufficed. . 11:15 a. m Sermon, Rev. Orval Reid; Nqon; 1:30 p.m., song service; 1:45 p. m, Devotional, Mrs. Orval Reid; 2:00 a. m.,, History of church, A. B. Culbertson. Round table discussion, C. K. Wells in charge. Mrs. E. A. Havens is visiting a daughter of near Springdale, Arkansas this week Roy Burrough visited his .grandmother, Mrs. E. A. Hav ens,, Sunday. mills. The pil, which comprises 18 per cent'of the soyabean flak^.. is extracted with feexane, *{quit|^l is improved and is able! home from a ^{Continued to P�jj^w>) /{^M^P-.' \ ,  flW^^V1' An exteirsive program for ceremonies ;4$djcatinfir the East-; ern Oklahoma (Gookson Hills) Land; Utilisratijm J?fp$|or, f riday, Aug. 5. The , program will run from noon through a dance beginning at 9 P. M., and lasting till 3 A. M. The addresses attending the dedication, Which will feature a speech hy Dr. L. C. Gray* As-.. sktant..GJttief�j[rf ,l*e;3uie1^.iBi charge of Land Utilization, wiH be broadcast over a hookup of six stations; covering most of Oklahoma.  The broadcast will be from 8 to 8:35 P. M. KBIX of Muskogee 1500. Kilocycles. The program for the day begins with a basket lunch at noon, when arrangements have been made for those bringing lunches to use the picnic and parking areas at the project; At 2:30 p. m., begins a schedule of watjer sports events at Greenleaf Lake. These will include a life-saving demonstration by the Red Cross and a swimming contest, ,in the swimming division^ In the boating: division the program includes a sculling contest, a surf-boa*d riding demonstration and free boat rides on the lake. Throughout the afternoon members of the project staff will conduct tours of the project. The general public is invited to participate in, these tours and to inspect the forestry, grazing and wildlife work i?at constitute major phases of the program, Mr. Kilpatrick said. These will be followed by a picnic supper, when-the public is again invited by Mr. Kilpatrick to use th numerous facilities afforded by ~ the project Sandwiches and cold drinks will be on sale for people who are unable to bring lunches. From 8 to 8:35 the ceremony of dedication .will be held, with Dr. Gray speaking. These will be followed by iire works at 8:35 and the dance in the lodge shortly afterward. A hill-billy band will play. The dance will be free but a collec tion win be taken up for the band. '\- Widespread participation by the public in the hourly tours starting from the lodge is urged by Mr. Kilpatrick, who pointed out tha^such a visit is necessary to ohtairi an adequate picture of the scope of the project. : RETURN FROM TULSA k Mrs. Rado Sparks, injured in an automQbi\e accident in which she lost^^Ulf ||||e M. R. "Bo" McSpadden will leave Stilwell the later"part of this month to talce charge of J the1 farm division of the Tulsa * Chamber of Commerce, it; was disclosed this week. McSpadden has been Adair county's farm agent for more than a year. Townspeople and farmers of the county regret to see McSpadden, often termed "the best county agent we have ever had" leave Adair county. His hew position, however, offers increased chances of advance-lament, McSpadden succeeds Lynn Beard, resigned. He id a nephew of the lite Will Rogers and a son of Mrs. Sallie Rogers McSpadden of Chelsea. "We believe that Mr. McSpadden will give.real impetus and direction to the .forceful agricultural program which has been outlined as a';majpr�phase of the Tulsat chatrtb^r'svactiyity. Both from the Education and practical viewpoints, he has a splendid background for the po- Burgess who had bee^nj and recei tie head' Tulsa hospital sition," John Rogers, president of the Tulsa C. of