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Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - August 18, 1938, Stilwell, Oklahoma ADAIR GIRLS WIN FIRST AT 4-H MEET Local Group Ranks High Entertainers; Wins � - ., Distinction . As The Adair County 4-H delegation led by Rex Burnett and the McGee brothers continued to lead the state in entertainment and 4-H politics again this year. The play "A Pleasant Sur-rise," written and coached by Cecil McGee took second place in competition with 20 other delegations. They placed third in their song.coached by Cecil Mc Gee and fourth in their games, coached by Mr. McSpadden The hydraulic ram demonstration by Albert Lancaster and James F Simpson took first place, winning the boys a new $45 Rife single acting ram. The girls' demonstration in yard improvement by Jane Smith and Virginia Barker won first in its competiton. Boyd McGee's timely topic on health placed second in competition with 59 topics. Outside of competitive events the McGee brothers trio was in demand for special numbers. Rex Burnett was master of ceremonies for the state program before a crowd of 4000 Thursday evening. The program included an old-fashioned square dance from Adair County with Boyd McGee calling, Sadie Welch, LaVerne Humphrey and Glen Buffington playing two guitars and a violin and two sets dancing, and a special request number by-the McGee bro thers trio, Cecil,- Raymond and Boyd, who have all been dist-trict' song leaders. Cecil is also a former state song leader. Virginia Barker was elected district song leader for the coming year, runningthe total to 10 officers in nine years. Adair County claims the best state and district executive record in the state with the following list of officers'- 1930-Jack Church, Northeast district president. 1932-Madge Roberts, Northeast district secretary. 1933-Cecil McGee, district song leader. 1934-Cecil McGee, state song leader. 1934--Rex Burnett, district game leader. 1935-Rex Burnett, district vice-president. 1936-Raymond McGee, dist-rictsong leader. 1937-Rex Burnett, district ^resident. 1937^-Boyd McGee, district song leader.. 1938-Virginia Barker, district song leader. In addition to the list' of officers, Rex Burnett was cam naign manager for Harry Synar newly elected state president and Cecil McGee and Boyd McGee headed Synar's entertainment bureau and string band. Synar's campaign was compared to that of W. Lee O'Daniel's, Texas democratic gubernatorial nominee. According to M. R. McSpadden, county agent, and Miss onstration agent, Adair County **iade the best showing it' has ever made. Elizabeth Atkinson, home dem- GAME CALLED OFF The; Stiiwell baseball team was minus an opponent Sunday when the Park Corners aggre gation failed to put in an appear ance. Stiiwell this year has vely team and has won some good games. JUDGMENTS FROM DISTRICT COURT TEACHERS FOR COMING YEAR ARE IN HOT SPRINGS A. Woodruff,attorney, is taking a short vacation at Hot [�Springs, Ark., while his son, Preston, is attendingsan ROTC "tamp in Texas. Edith Hartgraves vs. Sterling Hartgraves. Divorce. Thelma Hollenback vs. E. R, Hollenback. Divorce. First National Bank of Stig-ler vs. L. M. Lay. Money judgment. Garmalita Spark vs. Ches Sparks. Divorce. MARRIAGE LICENSES Jim Hummingbird, 51, to Jen rrie Hummingbird, 43, both of Echota: Don Carpenter, 21, to Annie Meltorr, 18, both of Tahlquah. Thomas Jones, 21, to Leeta Braswell, 17, both of Davidson. J. L. Yancey, 21, Baron, to Anna Slater, 18, Park Hill, Ok. . -o-- IMPORTANT BILL TO BE ON BALLOT BY LEE BOND Voters will be asked to pass on four initiated bills at the November election, including a con stitutional amendment to reduce the house of. representatives membership to one for each county and the senate to-34 members after 1940. At present the house member | Superintendent Wilson, R e -placing Brown, Announces 1938-39 Personnel Stilwell's hectic school problems appeared near temporary solution this week after all except one teacher, a football coach, had been hired and schediVed, bus routes and dates had been fixed. School will open Aug. 29 with senior class enrollment starting Aug. 26. Hal Wilson, principal of the high school last year, has been employed as the superintendent, replacing E. B. Brown. Brown resigned following the bitter school election in the spring which caused a rift in the school board. Wilson was named superintendent upon the recommendations of Mrs. J. E. Burnett and Gus West, both of whom were elected at the last vote. West will serve three years while Mrs. Burnett's position who ran to fill the unexpired term of her deceased husband, must again be filled next year. "It is the intention of the board to make bus routes and schedules so it will not force rural pupils to leave home bev fore 7:30 o'clock this year, but to avoid confusion the .busses will make the same runs they made last year the firs day," Wilson said Thursday. Seniors. Wilson said, will be: enrolled Fri9ay, Aug. 26 in order to give more time to the enrolling of the lower classes, (WELL WEST OF TOWN PASSES THROUGH TWO SANDS AT 500 FEET Continuing to drill steadily, G. R. Risher who is sinking the MirirTiNrr ta qtidt we^ on the site five miles west MEETING TO START of stilwell s w this week that it^Ht^?^v^�hr*?t t^o sands,'both Wilcox, hadTbe- *t Dahlonegah Friday night,jt en ^ without a trace of oil Jas announced this week by W. ^ a next sand anticipated F. Parsons. Rev. G A Aljen^of wouId be the Turk Mou^ Salhsaw wdl be the preacher. ^ Turkey Mo*ntain sand> kelp Wanted! Yes, the Band Boosters Club it is believed, holds oil. The Wilcox stratas were struck at depths of around 500 feet. The well, using a .Keystone, ship ,is apportioned -to^unties which -will- be done the opening- ^-H3ien Groom*-** i- Proctor, depending upon their populations. Ther are 117 represent* tives and 44 senators Argument in favor of the a-ifiendment is that similar mem-ships in the branches would tend toward harony. Opponents of the plan assert that all sec tions of the state would lack the representation they now en joy. Another important measure day, Aug. 29. The busses, how ever, wiil not run on Aug. 26; High school instructors and their subjects are: Theodore Casey, principal and teacher of speech arts;,Mrs. Maude Drake Bingham, English, Mrs. J. O. McCalman, English; Miss Helen Shipley,' home economics; Miss Katherine McGivern, commercial subjects; Eyed McChes-ney, history; J. W. Tolleson, CHAMBER MEETS The Chamber of Commerce met at the Methodist church Monday;night with 35 members present, Jeff D. Atkerson, presi-dnt said,-.this week. Routine business, was discussed. which may win a place on the vocational agriculture; A. J. ballot if opponents do not de- Emmerson, mathematics and lay it by filing an appeal to. the music and Hal Wilson, science, state supreme court is one ask- Grade school teachers are: A. ing a- diversion of state high- B. Culbertson, principal; Mrs. way funds, s . Edrla Lee. Mrs. Paul Chambers, Secretary ol State Frank 'Mrs., Clyde White, Mrs. Dallas Carter upheld validity this Hornsby, Miss Gladys Scofield, week of an initiative petition Miss Jewell Parsons, Mrs. Ina filed by the state County Com- Reed, Mjss Laska Kelso, Miss a final down-payment on the new hand uniforms and wthey are raising the money by tatfing subscriptions to the) ADAIR COUNTY DEMOCRAT . The Democrat is allowing one-half of all that is taken in during this subscription cam paign to go into the band uni form fund. By subscribing to the Democrat for a year, at $1 you receive the county's lead ihg newspaper and at the same time help the boys and girls of the band. � Come on, folks, let's get behind the Stilwell band and show them that we appreciate tiheir efforts. Wilten togged out in smart new uniforms the late in April. Residents of the community and Stilwell business men have been watching it closely. The well is being drilled by an Alma, Ark., firm, Alexander, Byers and Cole. -o ADAIR AIR Cleve Bullette - -,, The long hoped for rain final- uiai,ailBU boys My arrived and when it came it kilowatts and girls will feel that their came with a fury. A high wind hard work in learning to play Tuesday evening blew down �M being appreciated. More than several trees and the shingles VINITA, Aug., 18.-(UP,)- The Grand River dam authority is looking for a market for its electricity^-months before the turbines begin turning in its $20,000;000 power plant near here. Offers of power "on a cost basis" have been mailed to 200 towns and cities in four states, the authority stated. It said that 18,000 kilowatts would be ready for transmission from the dam site by December, 1939. Output will be increased later. No price has been fixed for the current as yet, the, GRDA emphasized. Generating costs and other expense factors will have to be determined first. Utility officials in cities near here said they did not expect that the dam would interfere seriously with their business. They pointed out that four major power companies now operating within a 160-mile radius of the damsite have an installed capacity of 403,000 The GRDA's initial 100 i� needed to make tjhetpay tent. IT MUST BE MET. Scrape up a dollar somewher* fthd see one of the members of the Band Boosters Club, or come to the Democrat office. GLEN GROOMS IS 3 CHARGED IN SLAYING OF CHARLIE SANDERS j{* " charged with the murder of Charlie Sanders, Christie, after an all-night poker game on July 7, waived arraignment Wednesday morning and pleaded not guilty. Bond was set' at $3000 which he made. off a few. houses. Estimated rain in the amount of two inches fell during the evening. In Tulsa, during the same storm, 7.16 inches of rain fell. At a farm home southwest of Watt's the 2-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Willey was found dead after an elec-trcal storm. It was believed lightning killed the child. *. A |.Britton farm youth,-Edward Madigatt, was killed by lightning. Sanders died from beating ao t-ather than knifing as was pre- to house durm the viously reported. He lay ,n a rally. She foun/them hospital, unconscious for a week, before dying. Adair County should be proud of its "gentlemanly" 4-H club boys. A particularly lady in Stillwater three years ago was assigned a group of Adair boys annual so con- 18,000 kilowatts, they alleged, will not be nearly sufficient to fill needs of the area. "The Oklahoma City requirement alone," said J. F. Owens, president of the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, "average about 43,000 kilowatts." In addition, he asserted, there are disadvantages in transmitting power over long distances, such as loss of .current and interruption of service, "My company will riot oppose diatrjbu^b^fo*^^ tt&tou&v-power,'-Owens saM, 'Tri fact we will be willing to buy,the entire output of 18,000 kilowatts providing the price to the company is as low as the cost' of generating with steam." Th^GRDA power, he said, would add to the reserve injthe Q. G. & E.. system. ' "It is necessary to ' have & ON VACATIONS Harold Cook left early this week for a vacation trip to Port Arthur, Texas, whjle his broth-: er, Woodrow.wdnt to Rolla, Mo. for an outing. The bovsAte the softs of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Cook. missipners' Association. Counties would get 55 per cent of the revenue now going to the highway commission under the proposed law. Cities and towns would get 20 per cent and 25 per cent would go to the highway commission. Other measures scheduled for a place on the ballot include: A referendum petition to prevent a bill of the 16th legisla ture from becoming a law whi ch would transfer 125 gasoline inspectors from the corporation commission to the state tax com mission. The corporation commission has fought the proposed transfer. The gasoline inspectors represent patronage to the commission and it is not willing to give up without a fight. The inspector jobs pay a-round $150 a month. A constitutional amendment for teacher pensions is another interesting question facing a vote. Naturally, all school teachers have worked hard to secure ipassage of the act. Then4 greatest fear is that the silent vote will defeat the proposal. Any initiated bill must receive a fair percentage of the high est vote cast at the previous general election, or its passage is ruled invalid, ; The fourth contifoversial mea sure to- -appear on the ballot will be a proposed law to pre vent the slot machine bill pass ed by the 15th legislature from becoming effective. Should the1 law become effective, all forms (Continued to Page Two) Juanita Starr, Mrs. Jennie Ross. Bus drivers will be Milton Bennett. J. C. Johnson and Harold Fletcher. Janitors are G. Ri Ritter and Al Stevens. No football coach has as yet been employed but the applica tion of Kermit T. the republican thfeat is norths joke ifeis^in-ppih:^ g$i|e,rally. ^ " federal project, now way. �o Apples aren't doing so well in .^'fy6, Adair county this year. Last Construction of t spring County Agent McSpadden made several tests and discovered that the apples weren't doing right. He had some technical name;, for it that I can't recall. Anyway, with the harvest season approaching, the apple crop id ' seriously disappointing. On the Adair County Orchard Co. farm east of town, th?e owners are getting a hundred bushels this year where last year they got a thousand bushels. dam, a., under-' CARS WITHOUT TAGS TO BE SEIZED SOON Tag Agent Dornbrack this week saic^ that cars without license tags would be seized and sold |pr the taxes after today 'arid lie expects an enforcement agent to help him. The agent will arrive- in Stilwell the latter part of this week". To redetem a seized car, the owner must pay the license tax, the penalty which' cannot exceed the tax, and the seizure fees, usually $2.50. Unless the seized car^ is redeemed, the tag -agent will advertise its sale and sell it publically. flSITING WORSHAMS . x Mrs. Ed Coyle of Duncan, Ok- ~ laohma, is viisting in the homes  of T. G and R.'B. .Worsham. ^ Mrs: Coyle, who formerly lived ^ . here but hasn't ivisitedL Adair % county in many * yearst Js. a '4 sister of the- Worsham brothers;. .^J FORMER OFFICIAL HERE Miss Lura.Mount,,f coun�y^supe^intendent; vfsHM^J9^3 JoeEyfichiBH^^o She nw lives in fA^rjSeaT. ;