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Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - February 3, 1938, Stilwell, Oklahoma Are You A Regular Reader Of The Mnoerat? Why Not Subscribe Now? The Stilwell Chamber of Commerce meets the 8rd Monday of each month. Cornel VOLUME* XXXX CITY HALL IS APPROVED BY WPA OFFICIAL City Attorney Herbert Williams Is Advised That Last Hurdle is Cleared Word waa received fey City Ateorney Herbert Williams Thursday morning that the city hall WPA project for which bonds were voted last week had been formally approved and that work would start as soon as the city of Stilwell was ready. Clark Moss, district WPA head advised Williams of the formal approval. A confirmation will follow the verbal advice in a day or two. BOND ISSUES CARRY FOR NEW CITY HALL AND STREET WORKS The town of Stilwell last Friday voted $9400 in bonds in a lethargic election which will be used, with WPA funds, for the construction of a new city hall and the improvement of streets and gutters. The vote was 121 to 36. In spite" of a flurry of last-minufe handbills, irr which citizens pot-shot at each Qther, there was little interest in the voting. The voting was held at' the three regular voting places for the city'� three precincts. It will be sometime before the various formalities attached to a bond issue are completed and work will actually start on the two projects. ' The bonds will bear interest at 6 percent and be paid off over a 20 year period. It is estimated they. will raise taxer] "slightly lessM&an; 40 'ceirts^peir hundred dollars. "on- Stilwell property., '� i;.''. *��.'--j. JASON PATTERSON DIES IN FORT SMITH PLAY Tommie Ruth Reese test week played a leading part in the production Personality Prominade, sponsored by the York musical conservatory of Fort Smith, in the Joy theater. Miss Reese, daughter of -Mr. and Mite. R. L. Reese, played the piano in an Indian number. Another daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reeee, ATma Mae, also took part in the preformance. She attends high school here. -o- POSTMASTER HERE "Bobbie" Roberts, corpulent Muskogee postmaster, was a Stilwell visitor Monday. Roberts "was Rep. Jack Nichols campaign manager in* the 1936 campaign. Something Net)". Stilwell Now Hm An A-l Water Purifying System. ~ STILWELL, ADAIR CO 47 Teams Entered In Tournament Annual County Event Starts Thursday; Boys and Girls Compete in Two Classes Agricultural Conservation Program Sign-up for 1938 All persons who have not heretofore signed on the 1937 Agricultural Conservation Program, and desire-to do so in 1938 may now sign work sheets at the County Agent's office in* Stilwell. All signers on the 1937 pro-^ gram will not sign for 1938 at this time bu,f will be required to Exhibiting surprising talent, the Junior Class Players Tuesday night pleased a large audi-, ence with the production "The Smiling Cow" under the direction of Mrs. Bingham, high school public speaking instructor. An audience of 300 packed the high school auditorium and slightly more than $88 was taken at the box office. The play was a farcical romance dealing with "natives'' who wanted a "broader vision" and sophisticated cosmopolites who wanted some fun at the expense of the natives. Gerald Malcolm was adequate in the male lead. Helen Snbdgrass, the female lead, turned in an exceptionally, good performance. Outstanding in the supporting east were Raymond McGee, Tommie Ruth Reese and Paul Maxwell. The cast: Arinf Billehger, Helen-Sno$grass Dave Trumbull, Gerald Malcolm Uncle Beri BiUehger,  Paul Maxwei, Aunt Sarah Billenger "\ Katherine Lee Polly Dizer, Mary Jd Brown Ezra Billenger Melbourne Presley Sylvia Montague, Marjorie Goodali Don Pedro Martinez Raymond McGee Janet Loring; Galelia Robbing Emerson Jones. Eugene Mitchell Elsie Vernon, Tommie R. Reese Gilbert Briggs, Roscoe Phillips NO COURT Because ho district judge was in Stilwell this week there was no session of court'. Ordinarily! there is one "hearing day" % week at which the three judges of this district take turns at sitting. s\ NO MAKjilAGE LICENSES iiHDepjn%lc ^6 Summers; assistant songleader; Billy Tom Harper^ and 'stunt leader, Geo rgia Mae Malcolm. Miss-Atkinson and Mr. Mc Spaddeh; Marilyn Williams, Vir ginia Barker, Polly^Jbyce - Edie, Lucy Faye Rust, Alice Murry, Boyd wlGee^jfr., John and Leo Summer^, put ~on a model 4-H club meeting foi? th benefit of the new clubs ^t"'Piney, and Sanders schools, Monday, January Sl4 -,, . . . -""i... " 1.0 .'. 'i"; '�" ' DIVORCE SUITS FILED grade school. The work in freehand drawing and pencil sketching was outstanding. Much fcredit is due Mfes Gladys Sco-field and others wno were ~ sponsible for the exhibit, for the good work that the pupila are turning out in their art classes. The pupils and their parents have right to De proud pf the excellent work that was on display. Stilwell schools should enrich their art progra|ti by placing more attention to art q i appreciation through! a study of ' the work and life of the great artists. This program consists of a careful study of the masterpieces of the great artists, which is a picture-study course wherein the minature or penny-prints are used by the pupils in their art classes. . in this program, Stilwell schools were complimented f or haying a good public school music program in all the gradeis from beginning primary and extending throughout all grades up to and including the eighth [grade, and fpr'the vocal ami',instrumental music work offered in the* high school. Miss Lasca ?[; A.T. Gregory vs. Adah Greg o>y and Maude Hu$chefep$ va^, M. A. Hu%eson. , Helrings; fill be helg; ne^t. week. s s Subscribe to the Xtemocrat ...^ LEGIONNAIRES ADDRESSED BY StATELEADER Federal Judge Eugene Rice 1^ Stilwell Visitor For Ameri-can Legion Meeting The Dennis-Butler post of the American Legion held a meeting at the county court house Wednesday night that was attended by Vol Crawford, Ada, department commander, Federal Judge Eugene Rice and about 300 members from the second congressional district. The district court room was crowded with legionnaires. Crawford made the principal address, relative to the need of ex-service men joining the American Legion. Others to attend were: John Gulager, Muskogee, district commander; Greig Lewis, Watts, county commander; Sheriff Grover Bishop of Cherokee county; Judge Deuce Robertson of Tahlequah, and several legion members from Westville. Refreshments were served by the auxiliary in the basement of the court house. COUNTY SCHOOL NOTES County grade basketball tournament at Stilwell February 3, 4, 5 and the high school tournament a week later at Westville. Schools have been visited the second time this year. The state standardized accrediting tests have been given to all elementary schools, to the pupils of the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades. The checking and tabulations will soon 'be complete, then each teacher, pupil, parents and othens interested can see as to whether individuals in these grades are up to standard, below standard, or above. It is hoped that this information will cause greater interest and concern of pupils, teachers, parents and others. The Westville basketball class "A" boys, were runners up in the Northeastern tournament at Tahlequah last weekend being defeated by Stigler by 2 points in an extra period. . i  Joe Andrew, principal of the Union Hill school is ill with severe throat trouble. The Westvifle High school has a moving picture machine and they give shows frequently. School Masters'Club Met The School Masters' club met at the Commercial hotel in Stilwell January 26 with John B, McTaggartVas host and vice president. A; J. 'Emerson is the president. An interesting pro-was planned'and given as entertainment of the men school teachers and other guestfe. Joe D. Summitti representative of. the State .Welfare Board^ gave an-rinstructive and entertaining speech on the program of that department. According to Summift 9800; children of school ageVitf Oklahoma did not enroll in School last year. About 200,000 children are now being fed and clothed in this state; The convicts'1 at -McAlester arf turning out 8000 suits per day to suppW^e-'clbthinjf needs of fheae 200,000 children. He also li department ?was ren| m l|)!�a|^'rteipplei ^(Contiawdonpa^e 2) 1 fttrger' 27 ADAIR COUNTY STUDENTS ATTEND TAHLEQUAH COLLEGE Tahlequah, February 3.--Reports from the Publicity Depart* -* ment at Northeastern Teachers College disclose that twenty-seven Adajr ^county students ve registered to attend the college for the coming semester. < The total number ettroiled at' Northeastern^ hap not yet beetT determined since students corn-1 ing in late have been enrollingr continually since the semester: began* January 25., But, accord* inJ|oJgiaSs1d6nt^ SqmMT^1' %e entoWneM w5fi:' ve than usual thfa s^ring^ Students enrolled from Adair; county are as. follows: Frbni Stilwell: John. Merle West, Boh-bie Lou Carson, Virginia Ddrris Church, Melba Viaola Carson,. Isaac John Mitchell, Jab. David Mc Anally, Bill Dennis Mitchell, Clara Pinkerton, Hughes B. Brown, Julius Stewart, Billie S. Atchley. From Westville: Lloyd Clarence Shackleford, Leslie Qar-rington, Velma Louise Carrihg-ton, Clifford Crittenden, Thehna Mae Jones, Woodrow Bowles, John Leroy Dickey, Anna Mae Williamis. Those enrolled from Watts are: Loreen Ward, Helen Elizabeth Sqake, Jim Mizee, Glenn Robinson, Marian Elizabeth Smith. Bunch is represented by Beatrice Cox, and Naomi Casey Smith. TO TENNESSEE E. B. Arnold last weeK went to his home town in Tennessee, called there by the serious illness of his father. CHEWEY-HOLLAND NEWS There will be-singing at the Chewey school house ^unday night. Everybody come. v Jess Hogshoofer and Loyd Mounce were in Stilwell last Thursday on business. Mrs. Ella Beaver and daughter spent Satuday afternoon with Grandma Gailey, who has been ill for several weeks. -Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Hog-shooter have moved to Westville' during the last week. Claude Prickette, who "ig*in tf Prairie Grove hospital; is report ed in serious condition. i, Mrs. �A^M^J&-3S0^m with I^Tjiia^^^^S^c^tf Mr. and Mr^Ged^eE^u^ rtett' announce the1 birth--� of ""ft and M*s� Rv