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Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - December 13, 1929, Stilwell, Oklahoma � .. - ~~- J .......-' "" ..... ..................- .. .. ................. "The Watch Dog'of Justice and Right" M THE REAL JOB Progress cannot be built upon a rotten foundation. �> Let's Clean up and Build up Adair County Adair Cmtuty Binunrrnt VOLUME NtfMBttR 32. ADAIR COUNTY'S LEADING NEWSPAPER >k|lj A GOOD NEWSPAPER IN A GREAT COMMUNITY*) STILWELL, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18/1929: NUMBER 48j TWO PIRATES ON N. 0. A. A. FIRST STRING'ld and Arno.'d Get Places on First Tenni"->'n-'All-Conference Selection. CHRISTMAS GOODS IN PROFUSION -IN STILWELL STORES ;'// Ytu Litt MtCallMPaur\ Scofield is left guard and Arnold is center on the mythical all-conference team of the N. O. A. A. Adair holds down left end and Trentham, right half, on the second string, according to choice of the coaches in the conference. McNatt drew honorable mention as tackle in the line-up. Harry Qilstrap,' sport editor of the Muskogee Phoenix, has the following to say about Arnold-and it was printed in heavy face type: "Big Laverne Arnold won the pivot position over Ira Lyod of Stigler. Arnold, d feet 1 inch tall and weighing 210 pounds, was largely responsible for Stilwell's triumph over Muskogee, tearing the center of the Rougher line \ to shreds. He is a good passer and a smashing player on offensive and defensive, with four years of experience behind him Moreover, he was one of the best punters in the league, his superb kicking proving one of the main fact ors in the Pirates' play.".1 And he talks like this about Adair: "Benny Adair of Stilwell was an. all-conference end in 1928 but was hampered all this seaso ' nby injuries, and .the coaches rated him the third best wing of the lot. He is a most versatile lad when in condition Brennan, playing bis first year for Eufaula, is paired with Adair on the second team. Brennan was placed on the first elevens of two coaches." And about Scofield: "Scofield is an ideal defensive player and a vicious fighter on offense, fast _�n& especially well adapted for use as an inter-feree." FRIDAY MEANS LUCK FOR PAT J. HURLEY No Telling How High He Will Advance if Fridays Just Continue to Hold Out. HE WAS BORN ON FRIDAY Never before has Stilwell displaye,, such an attractive line of merchandise for the Christmas shopper., ; A visit through' the shops ..and stores reveal a fine discrimination on the part of the buyers, who have a-j chieved. wonderfully in selecting holiday, gift goods that take the . eye. The average citizen, making . the r-ounds like this reporter, will find hundreds of items which he could be'delighted to acquire as a gift. The variety of the merchandise on display in Stilwell will surprise those who have not already looked over the local offerings. Our merchants have invested thousands of dollars in bringing to our doors a big line of suitable articles. The shoppers of Stilwell will do themselves an injustice if thpy fail to look over the stocks on hancl Of course, the merchandise here does not compare with that on display in New York and Chicago, and other larger cities. It isn't intended to, but thoughful shoppers will be surprised to see the prices on commodities on sale in Stilwell. Many of the more progressive merchants are advertising their Christmas goods in this issue of the Adair County Democrat and others will call your attention to their wares in the next week or so. You can easily shop at home if you look through the advertisements and make your list. However, the chances are,'that after you get going into the stores, you will findTttany things that will make you change your' mind. WHAT'S THE LAW OR DO YOU KNOW WASHINGTON, Dec. 12,-Life is just one Friday after another for Pat J. Hurley, Tulsa, new Secretary of War, who was selected by; President Hoover, Dec. 6th, to succeed the late James Good, Secretary of War. If thej Fridays hold out there is no telling how high Hurley's career may take him. He was born on Friday in 1882, graduated from national University here on iFriday, was admitted to the Oklahoma State bar on Friday,, cited for i a distinguished service medal on afriday, joined- the army on Friday, and hia app6intment- was made public on Friday. Hurley will be the' youngest secretary of war to ever hold that position as soon as the senate confirms the appointment. CAVE SPRINGS F. F. 0.s SECURE TERRACING LEVEL The Cave Springs IF. F; O.s (Future Farmers of Oklahoma) recently secured a terracing level for use in Agricultural work in that ^ community. One i of their goals as an organization is to encourage terracing as none has yet been done in that locality. The first job planned is on the G. E. Casey farm two miles south of the school. The F. F. O.s raised one-half of the funds- for the purchase of this level as a result of an exhibit erected at the county fair last fall, the remainder of the fundsl is being paid from Distritc funds. Familiar Game Bonnie Bachelor-Well, how do you find married life ? nly a iver. N.O.A. A. ALL STAR TEAM FIRST-TEAM Smith (Wagoner) Rdye (Stigler) Schofield (Stilwell) Arnold (Stilwell) Goddard (Wagoner) Olmstead (Wagoner) -Puckett (Stigler) (c) Dunlap (Haskell) or Gaylor (Wagoner) Roberts (Stigler) Harris (Sallisaw) King (Wagoner) SECOND TI3.\M le Adair (Stilwell) It Taylor (Haskell) lg McCombs (Eufaula) c Loyd (Stigler) rg Housley (Stigler) rt Yancey (Wagoner) re Brennan (Eufaula) Gaylor (Wagoner or qb Dunlap (Haskell) lh Duke (Stigler) rh Trentham (Stilwell) fb (c), Ward (Tahlequah Isaacson's Men's and Boy's Outfitters >M Gartiion Avenue >. i "M :  � Fort Smith, Arkansas Upyemper 30, 1929 East Oklahoma Publishing Co., Sallisaw, Oklahoma. Gentlemen: Our forty-third anniversary advertising, w'aloh you ran in your Stilwell, Foteau and Sallisaw pa pars, brought ua, excellent results. The fact ia several people called my personal attention to them.  Of all the outlying business that my store gets from the trade territory*surrounding Fort Smith, I think that a large percentage comes from Eastern Oklahoma* and I can heartily recommend the use of the East Oklahoma Publishing Company's publications as a trade getter and I. am well satisfied with the results.we obtained through the use of your papers. Y/e find advertising the foundation of our business and it has been continued with good results for the past eight year's. Very truly yours, Isaacson's Clothing company ADAIR COUNTY MAN SLAPS WIF -- � %� -on the back and' says, "Let's -taj advantage of the special offer ,tb the Adair County Democrat is friaUii .and send in GO: cents for a', year's Bttl scrlption to 'Adair County's Lea&lif Newspaper.". , ... There are going to bo a lot mord i Adair county's families take advai tage of this astonishing offer till will positively bo mado for 10 daq only. We are making this special offer i a Christmas present to our readel and friends in the Stilwell trade tel ritory. i Send in your subscription the vel first day so you will not forget it aq regret it the rest of the year. BASKET BALL SCHEDULE IS ANNOUNCE! Will Continue Double Round Plan for Conference This Year. The above letter is self-explanatory, and as it comes from a man who has proven out the theory that advertising pays we are glad to reprint this for the benefit of those who might have the idea that advertising is not getting results in weekly papers. Mr. Isaacson believes in it to the extent that he uses weekly papers to a great extent in his trade territory. Our advertisers may also be interested in knowing that our Big Annual Christmas Edition will be printed next week. Copy should be in early if you want good position. Call 124. Letters to Santa Glaus IS THERE A SANTA CLAUS? j The following; reprinted from the editorial i>age of the New York Sun, was % written by the late Frank P. Church:- " "We take. pleasure in answering at once, and thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of the Sun.- "Dear Editor: I am 8 years old. Some of my little,friends, say .there Hsrno Santa Claus. Papa says "If you see it in the Sun, it's so." Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? 'Virginia O'Hanlon.* "Virginia, your little friends are wrong. .They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing Can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence, capable of grasping the whole truth and knowledge. "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your, life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would foe the world if there were "no Santa Claus! IVwould be as dreary as if there were ho Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance Jo make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills'the world would be extinguished. "Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your. papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove1 Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no signj there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof they are not there. Nobody can, conceive or imagine all wonders theTe are unseen and unseeable in the world. "You may tear apart the baby's rattle And see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united! strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry*! love, romance, can push aside that, curtain and' view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real ? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there h nothing else real and abiding . \ v "No Santa Claus? Thank God! he lives and he lives forever. A thousand years, nay ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart' of childhood." �'-.�'. - - ,\  i The schedule, as it appeared) Sunday's Phoenix, for the Stilw| basket ball team, is given below.' The Democrat reporter has not terviewed Coach McLemoro about, 1 schedule or the possible players hopes to get a real advance sto next week. Watch for it. Here is the schedule: Jan. 1-Sallisaw at Sallisaw, bo and girls. i H Jan. 8-Eufaula at Stilwell, bq and girls. Jan. 11-Haskell at Stilwell, boi Jan. 14-Stigler at Stigler, boy| Jan. 17-Wagoner at Stilwell, ;bo and {(iris. Jan. 24-Eufaula at Eufaula, boj Jan. 26-Checotah at Checot boys. ,-.�-. Jan. 31-Wagoner at Wagon| boys. . ......,  Feb. 1-Haskell nt Haskell, be and girls. Feb. G-Sallisaw at Stilwell,- bo and girls. , Feb, 8---Chocotah at Stilwell, be and girls. Feb. 12-Tahlequah at Tahlequi boys and girls. Feb. 21-Stigler at Stilwell, bo and girls. Dear Kiddies: One little girl haB already sent in her letter to Santa Claus, When, you decide .what you want for Christmas write in care of Mignon at the Adah-County Democrat office and we will print your letter too. r Remember, we are expecting your letter for the next week's Democrat. Lovingly, Mignonette. LETTER TO SANTA (Editor's note - The following letter which came to the post office was undeliverable because* Santa Claus, who is shopping for - Xmas toys for all the.tots,- could not be found. However, we are printing the letter and he'll be sure to pick up a copy of the Democrat somewhere. - Stilwell, Okla. Dec. 6, 1929. Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write to you; I wanfl a toy set of dishes and a doll with �curly hair. 1 am in the third grade. I am nine years old. Give me some candy, oranges and apples, too-I will close, Your friend little girl, : Ruth, Brown, care of E, R. Brown, Rt. 1. NO GRADE CROSSINGS ON .NEW K. C. S. ROAD The Kansas City Southern Railway wil begin regular operation over its new. line between Leeds and Grand-view, Missouri; on Sunday, December 15th. -, Heretofore. the road baa operated [over leased -track between Belt Junction and Grandview, Missouri* Completion of the new line gives the railway unbroken ownership between Kansas City tojPittsburg, Kansas, on which the ruling grade Is 88.4 feet per mile* and affords the road this maximum gradient on approximately 65 per cent of its entire mileage. The new1 line is the utmost in engineering and railroad construction. Exceptionally heavy rail, weighing .127 lbs, per yard* was used to insure smoother, safer and more economical movement of trains.. A featur eof the project is- the a-voidancei of all" public highway grade crossings^-twenty-five--by the construction, of concrete and steel viaducts. In these. structures, a pleasing combination of beauty and utility was attained, and, there is no detraction from the surroundings. Construction of the viaducts cost in excess of a million dollars. The section traversed by the new, line is very rugged, making construction difficult. .Cuts 72 feet deep were made through rock. Embankments range to 75 feet in height. One viaduct 875 feet long, with center height of 110 feet, required $170,000 to build* .1.' . * * f More than three'million dollars was required to build the 13,4 miles c* new line. It Pays To Advertise-Try MI Oklahoma City, OklahoJ Mr. J. G. Ward, Superintendent, . Stilwell, Okla. Dear Mr. Ward: This letter is written as a result I my visit to your school on Thurad| November 21, l?29v ,tJ -s -: The following.. suggestions. are; fered for improvement: *" '- 1. Additional office help should I secured to take care of the fecod and library. If it is not possible [ do this now, it should be done b the beginning of another school 2. The accounts o the school trict should be audited before the;-! ginning of' another school:year.' >!ng-. made by* the;-tendent and  oachers an�' flitlOPf If the recommenaatioM fa^ ment as outlined above are i within a reasonable :tan|t�i^ the ^hoot/wift^ the 22 units of credlrshomi^i; closed sheet. : *'H Yours vevrylfthjosMfeg ;