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Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - August 11, 1938, Stilwell, Oklahoma ;> IfcHv Igfafe VOLUME XLI THURSDAY, AUG. 11, 1938 NUMBER 21 CRIMES SWEEP EASTERN PART OF OKLAHOMA Series of grisley Qrimes Both In Adair County and Elsewhere Shock Country George Gilbert, Baron farmer, Thursday morning was arraigned on a statutory charge before Justice of tjhe Peace, R. B. Wor-sham and pleaded not guilty. The hearing was set for Aug. 31. Gilbert is charged with assaulting his 10-year-old daughter. As a series of crimes swept eastern Oklahoma last week, Adair county was the scene of three, a rape, a shooting and a knife fight that resulted in death. Charlie Sanders, of Christie died Saturday morning without regaining consciousness as the result of a knife fight in Proctor the Sunday before. He suffered wounds that brought about his death in an attestation with companions over a card game. George Gilbert, Baron Fork was arrested by Sheriff John Ferguson on suspicion of raping his 11-year-old daughter on the morning of July 23. Mrs. Gilbert at first complained to Ora Gordon, county commissioner, who informed Ferguson. Ferguson questioned the girl and then arrested Gilbert. Two Stilwell doctors corroborated the girl's story. First degree rape carries the death penalty, Ferguson said. Near Wauhillau Sunday Silas Yound and Ohas. jQhristie were seriously wounded wfien Christie's .32 caliber pistol went off while the two men were struggling for its possession. The bullet' entered Christie's groin and continued through Young's hip, lodging in his buttocks. Christie was in a serious condition but physicians believed that both men would pull through. Several years ago, during the campus shooting case, at Tahte quah involving a" coed and a Chinese youth, young Christie was fired upon one night' by Sheriff. Grover v Bishop as a suspect in the case, and was seriously wounded. Six miles from Sallisaw, Sun day, two persons were shot to death, Yates Standridge, 66, and his niece, Ida Johnson, 25 Sequoyah county officers are holding "Black George" Ellis, Cherokee Indian, in the case but he denies any implication. At Locust Grove, near Pryor in Mayes county, 17-year-old Wirt Parr confessed to the sex-slaying of 19-year-old Alma Manning. After-ravishing her, the youth placed her body on a pile of brush and burned it be yond recognition. Mayes county officers kept Parr's whereabouts a secret for several days to avoid the threatening crowds seeking to take justice into their own hands. At Bunch, Olin Scott, farmer was arrested by Sheriff Fergu son and implicated in the alleged fake robbery of the Bunch postoffice last year in which $185 was supposed to have been taken. Ferguson obtained a full confession from Scott's wife and then arrested the man. He was taken to Muskogee by federal officers where J. B. Hamlin, "former postmaster, is said also to have confessed to the fake robbery. Hamlin was arraigned before U. S. commissioner Forester, Brewster and was held in the citv federal jail at Muskogee in default of a $1500 bond. WARD RECOVERING J. G. Ward who suffered a broken jaw in an automobile accident with Judge Winsor some weeks ago, is recovering slowly. He is required to make frequent trips to Muskogee for treatment. � ; � .- 'EAGLE THEATER TO HAVE UNEXCELLED RCA SOUND SYSTEM Following an announcement ast weekly Clyde U. Phillips, manager of the Eagle Theater, that new RCA sound equipment would be installed this week, the theater was closed Thursday while the RCA engineer and his aids put in the' complicated device. Arriving by freight in more than a dozen big boxes, the equipment was unpacked by ~hillips and his staff early this week. Included jn the numerous items are three speakers, one enormous one that will sit directly behind the screen and two smaller modulating frequency affairs that act to adjust the tone range. Special pipe conduits were installed to carry the wiring from the projection room to the stage, "ach piece of the new equipment has a specific duty and will, according to Mr. Phillips, afford Stilwell a speaking . apparatus that cannot be surpassed in any theater in Oklahoma. During the past year the Eagle has been steadily improving its facilities as well as its programs. The- shows change three times a week, running a Sunday preview at 9 p. m. and continuing until Tuesday night. On Wednesday the program is changed and for two nights the admittance charge is only 15 cents. On Friday, a thriller type of picture is provided. Saturday of each week, matinees are run. FISHING TRIPS ARE GOOD AND NOT SO GOOD OVER WEEKEND BAND Women of the Band Boosters Club this week began an intensive campaign to obtain enough money for a payment on the recently, purchased band unl orms, a much-needed item in the, success of any high sell fbl band. For weeks the ladies of this organization, compost $, largely of mothers of band students, have been trying til achieve a goal of $600. Their efforts have been partially rfij forded and there is now more than $200 in the Band Unifort i Fund. New Gabardine uniforms have, iepn ordered. They are resplendant and wjhen the Stilwell b ind parades1 in thejm, no aggregation in the state will look srt artex. The children are proud of them. For more than a yej r� they have be^i studying diligently with the hope in ml �d tihat some" day their ambition of a smartly uniformed band could be realized. In a few weeks the ambition t ill be a reality. BUT a few more dollars must be raised. I In order to help out on tjhis tfprthwhile project, the Adair County Democrat has of fere* to allow one-half of the money takcjn on each subscriptioit|from now until Sept. 1 to go into the band uniform. $150 is needed to complete the payment. The band Boosters |lub feels like it can, by hard work, raise this sum througihjtaking subscriptions to the ADAIR COUNTY DEMOCRAT" CHAMBER OF COMMERCE! TO HOLD ITS REGULART MEETING MONDAY NIGHT 4-H CLUBBERS Within a few days you will be be*- of the club, or a member of thi you for a subscription to the Demt are a subscriber, they will ask you j tion. Why not pitch in and help Of course you'll be getting yoi ways: You'll get a subscription to) paper and you'll seje your band bto gregation of boy and girl musician Come on, Stilwell; let's get be band Boosters. If they don't seek; out or come into the Democrat's Democrat is more than happy to 1 mtacted by some mem-band. They will solicit rat. Or, if yon already extend your subscrip-im into a niffty ag- Jind the band. Help the )U out, seek one of them ice. The Adair County of this service The Stilwell Chamber of Commerce . will hold its regular monthly meeting next Monday night, July 15, it was announced this week by Jeff D.. Atkerson, the president. Good crowds have have been turning, out for the meetings in spite of the hot weather and Atkerson urged every member to be present. A good dinner will be served. -o- .. ll!i!l�lllll!fS1IIII!!l�lllIII!llllllllliI ADAIR AIR Cleve Bullette VISITS RELATIVES R. B. Worsham last week drove 600 miles to Rush Springs to visit friends and relatives. Returning, he brought back six -fg? *T th* ^e^jjulationlw^^atera^ en of Stilwell sbught the. creeksAj^ed around town. o- and rivers of the county for re laxtion and sport last weekend and returned with stories of good and bad results. Joe Guyette moved up a notch on Jim Morris, the fishing king, by taking three goodsized fish from below th dam while Jim was having no luck at all af Lake Quinton. Jim blamed his bad luck on a high wind that lapped water into his boat. Joe credited his good luck to his famous" "stinkbait" and small grab hooks. Cleve Bullette, editor of the Democrat, caught- a 5-pound drum in the Ilinois river. Earl Leslie caught a nice string of channel cats. And Joe Waits, who tried the Lake Quinton waters, registered a zero. NEW POLICY Mrs. J. E. Burnett this week announced a new policy in the store's grocery business. Formerly conducting a partial credit business, the store will hereafter bei operated on, a strictly cash basis. PEAVINE WINS RETURN FROM CITY E,' B. Arnold, representative, and/ E. G. Carroll, county attorney* returned Wednesday frata a three-day business trip to-Oklahoma City. Arnold re-pcw^thesWPhiUips v-legislative; crowd as "keeping mum". INDIAN MEETING There will be an Indian meeting in the court house Saturday Aug. 27 for the purpose of selecting delegates to attend a meeting of Indians at Vian. All Indians are urged to attend. -o- ADDING TO HOUSE Bob Mitchell and George Burnett are building two rooms to the R. L. Reese home on North TiaJuana street'. For 40 years throughout east-em Oklahoma the name and the personality of I. H. Nakdi-men has stood for business integrity and ability. In some circles, unkind storis have grown up around the man. In other circles he is praised for his astuteness, his unwavering if grim honesty and his loyalty to old-time friends. Last Friday I had the pleasure of meeting this notable character for the first time and of talking to him for more than an hour. It was enlightening, gratifying and interesting. Did you know that 50 years ago I. H. Nakdimen was a $60 a month clerk in a store? Did you know that he pulled himself up through sweat and brains until at still a youthful age he was head of a big business? Did you know that he founded in the early days, every bank between Fort Smith and Muskogee? And during the days of the. violent Friday, August 5 the West Peavine basball team played the Rocky Mountain team. After playing 12 innings the score, was 3-3. SINGING SCHOOL Sunday August 7, Peavine I A ten-night singing school played Lyons Switch team at began Tuesday night at the Peavine and the final score of ; West Peavine school, with Floyd that game was 21-1 in favor of Pitts as instructor. Much inter-Peavine. est is being shown. STILLWATER Large Group From Adair County Taking Part In Competitive Demonstrations Monday, Aug. 8, a large group of Adair Qounty boys and girls left for Stillwater to attend the annual 4-H club rally on the campus of the Oklahoma A. and M. College. County agent M. R. McSpadden and Home Demonstration Agent Elizabeth Atkinson had charge of the Adair group. The boys and girls attending the rally will camp in tents on the campus. Adair county's group will engage in a number of competitive demonstrations. The rally Will be concluded Friday, Aug. 12. Tnose^attending from a list supplied by the county agent's office are: Sadie Welch, Loren Sanders, Dorothy Tindie, Virginia Barker, Jane Smith, Inola Mayo, Pauline Young, Pauline Alberty, Lloyd Shackleford, La-verne Humphrey, James Fay Simpson, Lita Mae Bateman, Lucy Fay Rust, Leo Summers, John Summers, Boyd McGee, Raymond McGee, Cecil Rex Burnett, and Mrs Lee, sponsor of the grade school group. McGee, Harold Stilwell dark days of the early depression, when banks were closing everywhere, his banks remained open and in business without any question of depositor safe- Yes, I enjoyed my talk with Oklaho- this colorful figure of pEgr15Ice^rH*^^ Nakdimen rode the trails of the "had something on the ball". Indian territory on a horse to attend to his business? The old gentleman today has kind eyes, white hair and genial smile. I must admit that I took a liking to him. Bankers have the general reputation of being flint-hearted, cold-eyed and ruthless. Mr. Nakdimen im pressed me as being quite the opposite. I enjoyed his smile; I enjoyed his lusty expression, for he speaks forcefully of friends and enemies. , Today, Mr. Nakdimen is head of the City National Bank at Fort Smith, a $3,000,000 insitu-tion. He still believes in hard work and every morning at 7:30 he is at his desk. During the CITY, RURAL SCHOOLS IN HEALTHY CONDITION DISTRICT No. 25 TO RECEIVE MORE SUPPORT 585 Rural Students Transfer to High School Districts For 1938-39 Many Adair county rural schools started this week with more to start next week and with town schools opening Aug. 29, the school-year will be in full swing, Qeorge Hajari, county superintendent, said this week.' He announced that 585. rural stuti&its, had transferred .had been studying during to high school districts year; a new record " This is indeed a busy time of year for the county superintendent's office as all estimate sheets from the many districts must be checked'and forwarded to the state office. Hagan, however, was please 1 with the way the work is progressing. This year, he believes, will be the best school year in history as many plants-have been reconstructed with WPA aid, transportation facilities have been improved, and more equipment in the form of libraries and so on has been provided through the enrichment funds. Too, Hagan .said that school teachers were better qualified than before as many of them the Figures from the sta/te board of education office give to school district"r25i;'Stilwell proper, the followihg^figures. For primary aid, $5259.80; for home, st ead exemption, $393.00; estimated secondary aid. $19,372 23; for vocational agriculture, $750,. The school board of district 25 has asked for a budget of $36,455.00, Hagan said, o f which the etxcise,'J}6ai'd. at this time has allowed only $4407.66. -The district's valuation isj$23&-; 978.00 and cariies a levy of 10 and 1-4 mills. this Rummer and that at the present "time there are only three teach- ers in the county who do not hold degrees or state-certificates. *$lany more children' are atr tending school this year, he said. As an example he pointed put the Oak Hill district where Arthur Rainwatef is the teacher. Every child in the district except one that is ill, is in school. Gillie Pierson, WPA building supervisor; reports school house repair; and - improvement projects in progress � atr, ganders, Ewing Chapel, ^prteyl^Ui Snd Morris and* that n'ew! stone building projects are on at Baron, Peavine, and Starr, and that the next new buildings to start will be Ward and Taylor. The Rabbi � Trap project for a new school house has at least temporarily failed on account of low valuation of property in the district. The amount of their $900 bond issue could hot be allowed. The thirteen following schools have been given model and accredited rating by thei State (Continued to Page Two) tblrelatitC. pvuta&rptit zn, all tig Jp^WtefcrB yea**, (t&rfwtq oti ute Platte tfu& In these turbulent days, such "giants" are indeed scarce and Mr. Nakdimen is one off the last of the" real old-timers. -aa-* The story is told that a certain rather fat lady here in town, one weighing in the neigh borhood of 200 pounds, was in Tulsa a week or so ago roaming through a store in search of a gift for a sister who was in the hospital. The fat lady, whom we shall call Mrs. Fritz, was in Tulsa to attend her sister during, confinement and the sister already had been taken to the hospital. In fact, the baby was expected at any moment. Mrs. Fritz wandered up and down the aisle of the Tulsa store looking for a suitable gift for the expected infant. Finding nothing, she decided to consult by telephone the expectant mother. Upon calling the hospi-! tal she was informed by a nurse that the baby was even at that moment in process Of becoming a new United States citizen. Startled, Mrs. Fritz dashed out of the store toward the street, As she was very heavy-, she hecame short winded in he* rapid walk and by the time she had reached the side walk was puffing and blowing. Her face was set with an excited expression and her eyes were worried; "Taxi, taxi," she called and a cab swung to the curb. Site jnade a grab at' the door of the car and feaid: "Quick, take me to the Morningside hospital, the baby is coming," ,: The poker-faced cab driver surveyed Mrs. Fritz figure and jthen turned slightly pale. "Is |t coming right now?" he asked;* 1 "It's on the way," gurgleft Mrs. Fritz, "Please hurry." J?. A wild look spread over tlie cab driver's face. "I'll do tny (Continued to page three) "5 /i; :..P;"".C-^*t.;7 NEW DOCTOR | Dr. Harry L. Deutsch $E Chicago Will open ai*i?^fflce;: Stilwell ^eptembefcl� MT| eu$ch completed 8, y,ears of. medl wofk including bis toternesh and a year in research work. ;