Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - December 27, 1929, Stilwell, Oklahoma
THE REAL JOB Progress cannot be built upon a rotten foundation. Let's Clean up and Build up Adair County ADAIR COUNTY'S LEADING NEWSPAPER A GOOD NEWSPAPER IN A GREAT COMMUNITY VOLUME NUMBER 32. STILWELL. OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY -^CEMBER 27, 1929. NUMBtrt 47, FOURTEEN GRID MEN TO RECEIVE 1929 SWEATERS "Bull" Scoficld First in History of School to Receive Four Stripes and Stnr. The order for football sweaters has been placed with A. G. Spalding & Bros. The honor sweaters of this season, will vary from the previous sweaters. They are to be white with letter ant' stripes cardinal. The sweaters are expected here by January 15th. The boys who will receive sweaters are required to make passing grades, or that reason the sweaters will not be awarded until after the first semester. The fourteen boys who will receive sweaters are as follows: "Woodrow Langley, Jimmie Fletcher, Jim Trentham, Russell Towry. Delno Towry, Ben Adair, Alvin Schofield, Gano Sixkiller, Joe Sixkillfrr, Agnue Liming, Charley WcNatt, Orville Curtis, Claud Zollar and La Verne Arnold. -Treasure Chest. MANY THANKS I We take this occasion to thank our many friends and readers for the kind words and commendation on the picture of the ruins of the courthouse which ! we ran last week. The pictures were made Wednesday at noon, developed that afternoon and sent to Ft. Smith by special delivery. The cut was made Thursday and rushed to us by express Thursday night, arriving here at 10 o'clock. The papers were printed that night and sent out to you Friday morning. It took a lot of special work and was rather expensive but just another case of giving out readers the very best possible service. MA THIS ACCEPTS POSITION >V 'TH CONSOLIDATED/STOKE STUDENTS RETURN Many graduates of Stilwell High, school who arc attending college will return horns to spend their Christmas vacation. Those expected acn Joe Carson, Theo Curtis, Robert Church, Ki,w!ett Chur.-h nad Drew langley, ir?i'.rn State Teacher Co'Icrc -\ Ef.'.i Adair from 'Vfuv;v�e Business !anr Fellows from Fayetteville, Ark. W. A. Stiles was called to Fort Smith Wednesday on account of. the death of a cousin, Mrs. A. C. Fitzgerald, who was instantly killed in a crossing accident Wednesday about 10 miles east Ofi (Ft. Smith. The car in which she and her her husband and daughter were riding collided with a motor car on the Missouri Pacific line and was hurled 50 yards where it caught fire and burned up, Mr. Fitzgerald and the 16-year-old daughter were not seriously injnred J. L. Mathis, who has been employed for the past five years in the Whitaker Mercantile company, will assume the managership of the local Consolidated Store January 1, ac cording to announcement. Mr. and Mrs. Mathis are well known by almost everyone in the Stilwell trade territory and should make a good showing in the new store Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Gilbert have bought an interest in the Whitaker stpre and have already begun work there. CLEO BLAKEMORE Funeral services were held Tuesday of last week at the Chalk Bluff cemetery for Cleo' Blakemore, nine year old daughter of Mrs. Kate Blakemore of Chalk Bluff, who died at the home of her mother Monday. EXAMINATION SCHEDULE STILWELL SCOUTS The members of Troop 44 Boy-Scouts attended a Court of Honor in Muskogee last Friday evening. The trip was sponsored by Mr. White, Scoutmaster, and Mr. W, A. Woodruff, Chairman of the Troop Committee. The meeting was Jield at West High and was attended by ' approximately one hundred boys from Muskogee besides the Stilwell troop. One Eagle badge, the highest rank, was presented and several ' Merit badges and lesser badges were awarded. Woodrow Tiger of Bacone College was awarded the best campers badge for the summer camp held last August. -Treasure Chest. Thursday -9 to 10:30-Alg. Geometry, Junior Biology. Thursday- 10:30 to 12-Eng. 3, Mod. Hist., Okla. Hist., Prob. in Thursday 1 to 2:30-Arith., Eng. 2, Dem. Thursday 2:30 to 4-Junior and Senior Voc. Agri. Friday-9 to 10:30-Home Ec, Latin 2, Gen.,Sc., Amer. Hist. (Junior), Friday-10:30 to 12-Alg. 2, Amer Hist. (Senior), Voc. Agri. (Fresh.) Mod. Hist Friday 1 to 2:30-Eng. 1, Home Ec. 2, Eng. Hist., Biology, (Sopho.) Voc. Agri. (Sopho.) -Treasure Chest, SENIOR ASSEMBLY The Senior class gave an assembly program Dec. 11th. To the surprise of the school und visitors the pro gram ,was announced by a boy, Woodrow Langley, instead of a girl. The first number was a song, "Singing In The Uain, by the Senior girls. An amusing and in' teresting reading was given by Miss Lillian Bradley. A piano solo was played by Miss Alyene Poynor. "I'll, Always be in Love With You," was sung by Raymond White, Delno Towry, Woodrow Langley and Russell Towry, The closing number, a play, "40-Miles an Hour,' was given by members of the Senior Class. -Treasure Chest Holiday BARGAIN Offer Our Holiday Bargain offer will postively expire December 31st and the price of subcription to the Adair County Democrat will go i back to $1.00, per year. If you send us 50c before December 31st j we will send you the Democrat for a whole year if you live in Adair i county or within 25 miles of Stilwell. NAME ___________ RT. CITY I STATE Afcair (Emuthj limwrrat Most Page*-AargeftCirculation STILWELL, OKLAHOMA J CHRISTMAS TIME The Democrat forco took off more or less time for Christmas and as a result we had to hurry to get your paper" out on time. Guess we ought to be entitled to a day or two a year so we are sure our readers will not criticize us too severely for being short on'news. We had. a Merry Christmas and wo hope you did. We hope to have a Happy New Year and we hope you do, too. HUNDREDS HAVE SUBSCRIBED FOR THE DEMOCRAT Just Four Days Left to Get titer Democrat for Fifty Cents Per Year. MANY COURTHOUSE RECORDS SAVED FROM V.1G FIRE All records in the court clerk's' office were in the vault the night of the fire and ore in almost perfect condition. Records in the lower vault were badly damaged because fire had caught inside among the papers. Most of the deed records escaped damage and a lot of trouhle will be saved land owners in the county. The county officials are located in the First State Bank building and in the offices upstairs and doing their best with what they have. No definite plans have been made for rebuild: ing the courthouse but it is expected that the insurance companies will pay the loss in a few day? anuVsome steps will be taken toward the erection of a new courthouse. Stilwell citizens are expressing themselves as being ready to help the commissioners in any way if their help is needed. NEW OFFICERS ELECTED FOR EASTERN STAR ORDER Word from the subscription de- | partmont of the Adair County Democrat says that already hundreds of new names have been added to the subcription list and many have taken this Opportunity to vonow for next year. - There are still several subscriptions that will expire during January and it is imperative that those people come in before January 1 if they desire to take advantage of the half price offer. Solicitors and correspodents are equipped with receipt books and Will be glad to take your subscription and forward it to us. The Democrat has plans for a bigger and better papor next year and every family in the county can afford to have it in their home at the Holiday Bargain offer price. The election is not far off and tho political situation is going to furnish some mighty fine reading. We aria going to be in position to give the whole thing juBt as it is happening, If you haven't taken advantage of this offer yet, use the coupon that you will find in another part of this issue and get your reading insurance paid up for another year. Delinquent subscribers will be cut off January first. , '. ' Farmers Now inj>referred Position, Expert Declares Many Factors Lead to Bighter Outlook for Agriculture, Babson Says. By ROGER BABSON BABSON PARK, Mass:, Dec. 19.- The sun is always shining on business somewhere. The industrial east is clouded but the agricultural west seems to be in for a spell of fair weather. It appears that the farmers were very little hurt by the stock market crash. Most of the damage was done in large cities of the country and in the thickly settled industrial areas of the east. As we travel from east to west we cannot help but notice the optimistic feeling as,we go. To be sure, grain prices slumped with the stocks at first, but have since made a gooo recovery. Total farm income for 1929 will be at least as large as in 1928 and may be larger. Unquestionably, as between the various sections of our population, the farmers are now in preferred position . They hold the trump cards, for the following reasons: During a period of industrial decline men leave the cities and" turn to the farms. This gives the farmers better help at lower wages. At tho same time it tends to relieve industrial unemployment.' Second, in declining industrial activity prices of manufactured goods are lower which enables formers td buy at lower prices. That is, when business is declining competition is keyed up and industrial prices are forced lower. Agricultural prices on the other .hand, are not so much influenced by domestic competition. With many world crops lower than a year ago, it will be easier to maintain agricultural prices than it will industrial prices. .. � In the third place .domestic consumption of wheat and corn decreases per capital as prosperity increases, and incrcasse per capita as prosperity decreases. When people have plenty to spend they consume more expensive and fancy goods and cut down on staples. When incomes fall off they then return to the cheaper staple products which are the mainstay of our great agricultural west. The fourth advantage which the armer has over the city man during a period of declining industry, is that his children tend to remain at home. This is � tf, powerful .social advantage. It raises the morals of. the farming communities and, makes much better Citizens of the rising generation. It decreases the social and economic problems of the farmers. It is an established fact that usually during an industrial boom the farmer is least prosperous. The spread between whta the farmer has to buy and what the farmer has to buy and he is put on a basis of economic equality with the rest of the country. The farmer had his taste of inflation back'in 1920 and he has suffered for it ever since. On the basis of inflated prices for farm products he speculated in farm land. Everyone knows the trouble he got Into when land prices crashed. For eight years he has been struggling to get out from under the burden of debt which that wild land spree settled on him. Now it looks as though he were succeeding. If the turn in farm values has not already come, at least the decline has been., greatly slowed up. There were only half as many farm foreclosures lost year as in the year before, indicating much less financial distress in agricultural sections. Moreover, last year the government index showed the smallest annual loss i in the value of farm lands since the peak prices of 1920. The dr,op from March 1, 1928 to March, 1929, in the price per'acre, averaged less than 1 per cent. Such lands are now on approximately the same level that they were in. 1917 . They aTe now 16 pei} cent above the level before the war, which compares with 70 per cent above in 1920. Obviously, good farm lands have- been well deflated, and should improve. The return of money to the west from the financial centers 'of the east should have a beneficial effect on farm credit. Also the substantial aid being extended by the fpderal farm board to co-operatives will relieve finncial distress and tend to stabilize farm values . The only 'lander is that the board may succumb to political pressure by the agricultural bloc and resort to virtual price-fixing. Such price' fixing would mean that every farmer would grow twice, as much next year as he did this year, and the resulting overproduction would swamp the market. Farmers/are only human like the rest of us. Assured of a profitable price fixed by the government they would be virtually sure to raise aB much wheat, con, or cotton as they nossiblv could. It is to be sincerely hoped tht the farm board will steer clear of this pitfall, and will stand firm on its announced policy of extending financial aid for orderly marketing and not in any way attempt to fix'prices. The post office department advises that, the office at Titanic will be discontinued January 1 add Wtitms of that office will be served by route four,'.. At a recent meeting of the Stilwell chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star the following officers were elected or the coming year: Leona Tilden, worthy matron; J, Clyde White, worthy patron; Susie Daugherty, associate matron; Ber, nice Atkerson.secretary; Minnie Dod gen, treasurer; Alice McAnally, con ductress; Lillian Fletcher, associate conductress; Echel Cook chaplin Maye Etheridge marshal; Joyce Bas inger, Adah; June Lynch, Ruth Frances Pugh, Esther; Elsie Wherry, Martha; Myrtle Waters, Electra Helen Rogers, Warder; C. K. Wells sentinel. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ATTEND CHURCH IN BODY The high school students attended church Friday night, Oct. 13th, at the Baptist church* A special invitation was given to the high school by Rev. Petroff, who has been conducting a revival for the past three weekB. , , -Treasure Chest BUNCH NEWS WATTS NEWS Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Walborn left Saturday or Chicago where, they will visit their daughter, Pearl, and will return through Iowa where they will visit relatives before coming back home. Our friend Elwood Fisher was in town Saturday with his regular case of eggs for which he received $12.60. Mr.- Fisher "and his' grandson, who was with him, drove on to Siloanv Springs where Mr. -Fisher -bought' a new farm wagon, paying $100 for the vehicle and trailing it hack here behind his car. Mr. Fisher lives a few miles southeast of Watts where, he owns a fine farm home. Marvin Vanhoosier returned from Arizona, last of the week where he went about a month ago on a busi-nes trip. Mr. Vanhoosier is staying; temporarily with his sister, Mrs. W-D. Ezell here at the Watts Pharmacy, since his return. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Nightengale announce the arrival of a baby girl, born at their home early Monday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Nightengale have five boys, this being their first girl. Mr. Nightengale is a well known railraod man and they have lived here about twelve years. Bids are being received this week at Muskogee for estimates on graveling six miles of state highway 17 between Watts and Westville. Work will probably get started on the job about the first of the vear. J. T. Kelley of .Titanic was a Stilwell visitor Thursday. J. P. Chandler of Evansvillc was a business visitor here Tuesday, Superintendent! and, Mrs. J. G. Ward and daughter Helen, left Toes-day for Stockton, Mo, to spend-the holidays with Mr. Ward's mother. MV. and Mrs. Solon Parker spent the holidays.with relatives in Rat-cliff, Ark. Mrs. Edna;Harlan.of near Lincoln, Ark., was a'business Visitor in. Stilwell Thursday. '* Mrs. A. W. Tw}st of Dutch Mills was in Stilwell Thursday. Orville Patrick, who has been working in Detroit the past year, is! spending the holidays with friends and relatives at Bunch, Prof, and Mrs. E. L. Castle, and Mir. Castle's siBter, Mrs. Veva Edwards, are spending Christmas at Duncan, Okla. There was a Christmas tree and a program by the students of the ft G. No, 1 at the high school Friday afternoon. The program was wonderful and was attended by a very large crowd. D. H. Patrick, who has been sick for the last two weeks, was in Ft. Sniith consulting a doctor last Saturday. Mrs. A. H. Ray was transacting bosines in Stilwell Monday. Mrs. Leroy Bokes and small son, Neal, of St. Paul, Ark., are spending Christmas with Mrs. Sokes' parents. Mrs. D. H. Patrick. Mr. and Mrs, Mack Fagon and Miss Julia Leslie of Memphis, Tenn., are spending Christmas with Mrs. Fagon's brother, E. G. Lewis. Mr. ant! Mrs. Ray Boggs are building a' restaurant in Bunch. The building is just back) of the post office and will be open or business a~ bout the first of January. Mr. E .F. Stroud of Commanche, Okla., and formerly of Bunch, has returned here to live. R. M. Choate, who has been working in Stilwell, was in Bunch today. Walter (Roland) Lee who has been sick for the last three or four months is reported improving. Mr. and Mrs, Harry Hutcheson of Lyons visited Mr. Hutcheson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Hutcheaoh Sunday. Mr. A. L. Robinson and daughter, Miss Jessie, will lieave Wednesday for California where they will vUit: relatives, ^, " C. Roy of Proctor visited lives in Blanch Sunday. E. J. Campbell of the Chevrolet company ap�n^.