Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - August 23, 1929, Stilwell, Oklahoma
COUNCIL EMPLOYS ENGINEERS TO MAKE PAVING SURVEY THE REAL JOB Progress cannot be built upon a rotten foundation. Let's Clean up and Build up Adair County JV&atr emnrrat ADAIK COUNTY'S LEADING NEWSPAPER ADAIR CO. FREE FAIR The Show Place of Adair Co. Plan to Attend . September 18, 19 20, 21 VOLUME NUMBER 32. STILWELL, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1929. NUMBER 28 ACTION TAKEN AS PETITION IS PRESENTED Holway Engineering Company of Tulsa Employed to Make Preliminary Survey and Estimate THE ANCIENT WHEEZE At an adjourned meeting Monday night the Board of Trustees for the city of Stilwell employed the Holway Engineering Company of Tulsa to make a' survey of three blocks on Division Street and make an estimate on the cost of paving these three blocks after they had been presented with a petition bearing the names of property owners holding more than 51 percent of the property on Division Street. W. F. McMurry, representative of the Holway Company, spent several days here talking with the business men and property owners and carried the petition when he found that the Board of Trustees would require that before action would be taken. He reports that some of the property owners favor paving even though they did not sign the petition. McMurry stated that engineers would be here at an early date and that the survey and estimates would be made in the shortest possible time. He believes that a lower estimate than has ever been made before will be presented to the property owners for their consideration. After the estimate has been made it will then.be necessary to circulate another petition asking the council to call for bids for the paving or the council must pass the paving resolution and allow the '^property1 owners to protest the paving if they do not want it. It is not known what method will be used but the plan will be worked out as soon as the estimates have been made. An intersting phase of this new development is the fact that the Chamber of commerce in session Monday night practically expressed itsself as taking on this paving project as its next major activity. The Holway Engineering Co., is widely and favorably known and have years of proved results on their records. They were engineers for the Spavinaw project in which .Tulsa spent eight million dollars to get a water supply. They reported for the Cuban government on the water supply for Santiago. They made the survey for 20,000 square yards of paving for the runways on the Tulsa Municipal airport. W. R. Holway, who is associated with the company, maintains offices in New York and has just returned from Moscow where he went to make a survey for a water supply for that place. Mr. McMurry stated that he hoped to have the estimate ready by September 1 so that Stilwell might live up to the nation wide slogan of 'Pave and Progress, that has materially aided the growth of hundreds of towns in America. RAILWAY OFFICIALS CLAIM SWITCH TAMPERED WITH St. Louis, August 19.- Officials of St. Louis San Francisco railroad announced today that an examination into the wreck at Henryetta, Sunday in which thirteen pearsons were killed and eight injured revealed that a track switch had been "maliciously tampered with." Again the boys in our excellent fire department took the "Ancient Wheeze" out in answer to a call at four oclock Wednesday morning when fire broke out at the Michell saw mill in Fairview. About the first time the cn-with the "Old Wheel Horse" this time was lack of water and the presence of one flat tire, ness About the first time the entire business and residential section of Stilwell burns to the ground, the people will wake up and damand that some arrangement be made for Si modern fire truck. ' Sleep on, good people, sleep on. The awakening will be sad and costly. There is no use to lock the crib after the corn has been stolen- but the thief is now lurking in the fence corners and bushes. GRID PROSPECTS ARE BRIGHT FOR STILWELL HIGH McLemore Has Team on Baron for Outing This Week; Doing Some Practice This map shows the location of the recent Chinesse-KusMan dispute over which a war was narrowly averted. Recent activities along the front indicate that the trouble is not entirely over. CITY BAKERY SOLD TO WARREN ZOLLER New Owner is Expert Pastry Baker and Expects to Add New Item to List POULTRY SHOW PUT BACK ON ESTIMATE Commissioners Reconsider Decision And Ask for $250. for Poultry Show at Westville. RECOGNIZED ANNOUNCE OPENING OF GREEN FROG NO. 2 Burl Chambers of the Green Frog announces that he has bought the Hamburger Inn from Vernon Guthrie and will operate it as Green Frog No. 2. The building is located on North first street and has a vacant lot a<}-joining it. A space is being cleared off for parking cars there and sandwiches will be on tap for curb service. Jeanetta Goodwin of Sallisaw . is' spending the week with Ruth Adding-ton. . . Coach McLemore has his team in camp on Baron this week doing some conditioning and preliminary work in handling the pigskin. The first game on the Pirate schedule is only a month away, September 20th. The locals play the Warner Agriculture college here during the fair. Other games on the 1929 list are Sallisaw, Tahlequah, Wagoner Checotah, Eufaula, Haskell and Stig-ler. This constitutes "the hardest schedule a local team has ever tackled, according to Mr. McLemore. The coach is very optomistic over the outlook for the coming season. Starting off with eight letter men to build his team around, he also has a goodly number of reserves from last year and some especially good new material to strengthen in all departments. The letter men are: Capt: Sco-field, McNatt, Leming, Trentham, D| Towry, Arnold, Cox and Langley. The Pirate mentor seems to be well supplied with material with which to make a line that will again be the best in the N. O. O. A. Is in Arnold, he not only has an excelent center but also the best punter in the conference. Acorn is also a candidate for this berth. The guard position will be taken care of by Captain Scofield, J. Sixkiller, T. Arnold, Paden and Shirley. The latter two are reporting for the first time; but they give promise of developing into very good linemen. Cox and Leming, mainstays of last years team, will likely get the call at the tackle positions, with Mitchell from last years reserves and Guthrie, another new man, in reserve. The pirates are especially well supplied with ends. The most outstanding of whom is Benny Adair, all-conference end for two years at Sallisaw. Benny has moved to Stilwell and intends to help the Pirates win the conference championship. He is a star wing man, being exceptionally good on the receiving end of forward passes. Other good ends, who will be fighting for berths, are Langley, Curtis, Wood and Watt, a new man. The 1929 back field should be strong er than that of last year. Trentham, veteran half-back of last year, and Mack's most dependable ball lugger, will probably be shifted to quarter. R. Towry will also be a likely candidate for this position........... D. Towry, speedy little half-back on last year's team, will be at his old position and McNatt, who played tackle last year will get a new trial at half-back and with his weight and speed should show up well. Bailey, a shifty little Indian will also imake a strong bid for a back-field berth. W. McLemore, a husky full-back who has juat moved in from Park Hill, promises to be a mainstay in this year's back field.*He is a great line plunger and a wonderful defensive man. From this group of players McLemore should develop one of the best teams Stilwell has ever had. Warren Zoller of Tulsa took charge of the City Bakery Monday which he bought from F. M. Scantlin a few weeks ago. Mr. Zoller has had may years experience in the bakery business and expresses himself as being well pleased with the town and expects to make this his permanent, home. He has moved, his family, which consists of Mrs. Zollej- and two sons, Claude and John, here and is duly installed as one of our citizens. He says he will join the Chamber of Commerce before the next meeting date. Mr. Scantlin has not made any definite plans. They will-go to Joplin for a short .visit and then to Roswell, N. M. He says that he will spend some time looking out a new location. Mr. Scantlin has made an excellent baker and Stilwell people regret to see him leave. The very best success is wished for him and his family. We arc recognized at last as the "County Unofficial Organ." We venture to say that never before has such an honor been conferred upon an editor in Adair County as was presented to us Monday morning by the Globe Trotters. A telephone massage Monday morning informed us that the Globe Trotters were in session and had the estimate ready and would the Editor of the Unofficial Organ please come down and approve it before the commissioners finally passed on it. We appreciate the honor and thank them for their valuable-consideration and time spent in calling, but we were forced to decline the invitation since none of our previous recommendations' have been considered. We shall give our readers some information about the estimate at' an early date. LOCAL SCHOOLS TO OPEN DOORS ON SEPTEMBER 2 Superintendent Ward Expects Enrollment of 250 in High School and 300 in the Grades At the last meeting of the County Commissioners it was decided that in fairness to the north end of the county an appropriation should be made for tide annual' poulji'y [chow held each year at Westville and $250.00 was asked for this purpose on the estimate. A large number of people from the north end of the county had protested when this was cut out at a previous meeting and asked he commissioners to reconsider. This is a very small sum of money to spend for this event and it creates more interest in the poultry business than perhaps any' other single thing that can be done. - I _ 4 NEW NAMES ADDED TO CLUB MEMBERSHIP Government Extension Man Makes Principal Address At Monday Night Meeting W. H. Langley, county assessor went to Oklahoma City Saturday where he attended the meeting of the state equalization board the first of this week. CHAPTER SEVEN BY THE EDITOR BUNCH'S MASTERPIECE Besides passing a law abolishing township government, our Republican representative from Adair County distinguished himself by getting passed in the Special Session of the legislature House Bill No. 237 which raised the salaries of certain officials and made legal some of the things that had been practiced heretofor.e. Even though the legislature was called to consider specific types of legislation as set out by theGovernor, this piece of tommyrot was engineered through and sent back as a souvenir to the people who elected John Bunch to represent their interests at the Capitol. ^ In the face of the fact that the assessed valuation of the county is approximately $170,000 less than last year, the taxpayers are faced with an additional expense of $4,535 annually in the form of increased salaries and additional mileage and expense allowances. When there are hundreds of things that needed to be done that would benefit the county, we are forced to pause and consider what was going on inside of a man to cause him to get a bill like this passed. It is certainly no time to raise salaries when the valuation is on the decrease. We venture to say that at the present time not more than 25 people in Adair county are getting salaries equal those received by the county officials. We quote section 1 of House Bill No. 237: "The county treasurer, sheriff and county attorney of Adair county, Oklahoma, shall each receive a salary of two thousand and forty dollars ($2040.00) per annum, and the county clerk of said county shall receive a salary of one thousand and eight hundred dollars ($1800.00) per annum,, payable monthly as now provided by law. PROVIDED THAT THIS ACT SHALL NOT BE EFFECTIVE UNTIL ALTER THE EXPIRATION OF THE TERMS OF SUCH OFFICERS NOW ELECTED." Section 2 entitles the county assessor and county superintendent to draw 10 cents a mile for each mile actually and necessarily traveled in performance of their official duties. Section 3 raises the help allowance in the assessor's office from $500.00 to $800.00. � ' . Section 4 allows the County-Commissioners, in addition to their regular salary and mileage for attending board meetings, $5.00 a day for road and bridge inspection not to exceed 125 days in one fiscal year, and 10 cents per mile for each mile actually traveled in supervision of road and bridge work, not to exceed $150.00 per year. Section 5 repeals all laws in conflict and Section 6 is an emergency clause. The last sentence in Section 1 kills the effect of the emergency clause, how ever, for the present officials. In spite of that sentence in Section 1, the new estimate lists estimates for everyhing the bill allows except the increased salaries. The commissioners ask for $1870.00 for viewing roads, $450.00 for mileage and $350 for traveling expenses. Within/the next ten years, this Masterpiece of John's will have cost the taxpayers of Adair County $45,350.00. WATCH FOR THE NEXT INSTALLMENT IN AN EARLY ISSUE OF THE ADAIR COUNTY DEMOCRAT "The Unofficial County Organ." Twenty men were present and four new names were added to the list of members of the Chamber of Commerce at the regular monthly meeting Monday night. New members are A. M. Callaway, J. L. Cox, J. G. Ward, and, C. K. Wells. All were present Monday night This brings the total membership of the club to 28, according to H. O. Yoe, secretary. Among the things discussed at the meeting was the route of the new road to Evansville. Everett Hawes made an eloquent plea for the club to take some action in getting the railroad to help with the construction of a viaduct over which sponsors hope to bring the new road into town. No definite action was taken but chairman Woodruff stated that a permanent committee on highways would be appointed at an early date. Harry Hayman; county agent and C. K. Wells, member of the Free Fair board, asked the Chamber of Commerce to cooperate in helping plan a series of trips to various communities in the county which would be made in interest of the Free Fair to be held here September 18, 19, 20, and- 21. A. M. Callaway, Bill Barker and W. M. Burch were appointed as a committee to aid the fair board and work with the Westville Chamber of Commerce in planning entertainment for these trips. J. S. Mathis suggested that some action be taken to get the Fair building painted before. the fair took place. There was a great deal of discussion on this point but nothing def inte was done about the matter. A. L. Burge, government extension worker who is here to help with the grape marketing, made the principal address of the evening. He lauded the work-that the Chamber of Commerce has done in getting a cheese factory here. He not only stressed the effect of the increased pay roll that would come as a result but said the improvement, of the soil that would follow the increase in cows and feed crops would be the biggest return to the people of Adair County from this new enterprise. "No country in the world ever grew prosperous by growing something that is to be hauled away on the train. Burge said. "Land must be improved and not sapped of all its vitalizing energy. You will have the same-sort of town as you have country. If the land of your country is poor and run down, if your farmers are indolent, if your farm houses are going to rack and ruin, your town will be the same," he continued. 'A dollar in the farmers pocket is worth seven dollars in any one else's money because it. changes hands seven times where other people's money, changes hands only once," he said. (Continuetd on last page) The high school and grade school will open September 2 for the coming term, according to announcement by J. G. Ward, superintendent. Approximately 250 pupils will be enrolled in the high school department and 500 in the grads, he said. . The only changes in the text books for the high school will bo in general Science and Latin, and the books for the grades will be the same except in arithmetic, spelling, penmanship and drawing. The books will be handled this year by the Stilwo* Drug Store and shipments of all texts are expected to arrive at an early date. Mr. Ward announces that most of the free text books that have heretofore been furnished by the district are unfit for use and that the children will have to buy their own books. Mr. Ward is optomistic about the outlook for the coming term. "We have plenty of room, a good faculty, and no building disturbance this year, so we expect to have an exceptionally good school year," he stated. The preliminary faculty meeting for all teachers will be' held at the grade school building at 10:30 Saturday August 31, according to Mr. Ward. The.high school faculty for the year is as follows: J. G. Ward, superintendent and social sciences; Mrs. J. G. Ward, English and. Latin; ,Mrs. W. H. Burch, science; Miss Ruby Lee, English and Math; Miss Leola Pat-ton, home economics and Math; Em-mett McLemore, coach and history; A M. Calloway, vocational agriculture. Faculty for the grade school: .Mrs. Elizabeth M. Winsor, principal and 8th' grade; W. S. Mayes, 7th grade; Miss Edra Fellows, 6th grade; Miss Clare Scacewater, 6th grade; Mrs. Vernon Houssburg, 5th grade; Miss Luella Ewing, 4th grade; Mrs. Delisca Cox, 3rd and 4th grades; Miss Anna John-Bon, 1st grade, Miss Ella Roberts, 1st grade. FARM BOARD TO HELP MARKET COTTON Washington, August 19.- Federal Farm Board announced today it had agreed to make financial advances to cotton cooperative associations of the South to assist in movement of this year's cotton crop. Said cotton cooperatives are able to obtain loans from Federal Intermediate Credit banks up to 65 percent of the value of the cotton and the farm board proposes to loan an additional 25 percent. Miss Lydia Sitz of Tahlequah, who was the guest of Mrs. B. G. Fletcher last week end returned to her home Sunday. ADVERTISES FOR RAIN IN" HOME PAPER-GETS IT The following is an account of a man who had explicit faith in the advertising results of his home paper. Last week when things were hot and dry and it looked bad for crops, Sam Jones, Weigeland-town-ship farmer, stopped the editor and said, "The Old Camby News has always brought me results on anything I advertised for heretofore, and I wonder if it would help if I advertised for rain now?" "Sure thing," said the editor, "it never fails." "All right said Sam "put in a good strong ad:for rain and if it comes this week I'llpay for it." ' The ad for rain appeared all right and-so did the rain Saturday, Sam like the good sport he is, walked into the News office Saturday after-' noon and planked down the price of the ad and said, "Well, it sure: pays to advertise in the News- that old paper always did get results, no matter what I advertised for." -Canby (Minn.) News.