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Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - February 10, 1938, Stilwell, Oklahoma SometUnt New! On February 28 work JjriH start on the New PAT, STILWEU* GNiTHE BA^ THE TOWN IS IMPROVING. ill; hnfergvso ;esfor counhsheriff ^MISSIONARY SOCIETY TO SPONSOR1 TUOLIC HERE NIGHT OF FEB. 14 Popular Officer Will Seek Second Term on Merits of First A1 John FerguBon, popular Adair county sheriff, will seek the democratic nomination for a (second term in the office, he announced this week. Ferguson has an enthusiastic group of backers who are glad to see him ask f or the of fice. In seeking a second term as sheriff, Ferguson will make his bid for votes on his record; During the year and two months that he has served, crime- conditions have been materially reduced over the � entire county. Besides capturing and convicting numerous chicken, hog and cattle thieyes, Sheriff Ferguson has solved a number of major crimes. Anion? thes.e was the. apprehension,of Edgar Eldridge, confessed kilter1 Of his brother Homer Eldridge at Watts, December 25, 1937. Sheriff Ferguson, has lived in Adair counjy practically , all his life. During the* years that he has served as a peace officer, he has gained widespread recognition. The state department . of criminal. identification re-gariSa hint as one of the best officers in (he state. - * Locally he is known as a courteous enforcement officer as well as a capable one. In civil matters'he is at all times court? eous and considerate. The democratic custom of allowing a good man a second term, will probably prove true in FergujbnVlca^/ poUtical obi servers believe. He is fa&strongk er iq-foycaim^ NIGHT DRIVING CAUSES -STATED HEAVIEST TOLL The women's missionary' circle of the Methodist Church wifl sponsor a "Carolina Negro Minstrel" at* the high school auditorium Monday, night." Feb! 14. A. large-east from all the city churches Will aid. The end men are: Max Rur nettrOtto Alderson, George Walters, Rev. E. R. HaHy J-.'li. COX; Jr., arid, Jim FauHmer: J.! W. T,ollesoBf'\7ill be the interlocutor. Mrs. J. O.'McGahnari will have charge of the music and solos will be sung by r Paul Chambers, Burl Cox and Mrs. Charles Obx. . Mrs. Bruce Cox and Mrs. Burl Cox will put on a comic jakit before.the regular program. A number of. voices In the chorus will aid in singing old fashioned negro songs. � � NifeW driving continues- to take the greatest loss of life; in Oklahoma's traffic Wicording to the observations of H. E.'Bailey assistant state safety commissioner. He cites that of the 29 deaths occurring in January, 23 were night} victims. This brings the state's night deaths in four months to 180, Mr. Bailey said, out of a total of 204 fatalities. .'. The past month's traffic death record was the lowest in 10 years, Mr. Bailey said. Fifty-nine persons. w;ere killed in January 6fil937- "'�/. He also called attention to the heavy death- list Vthat, continues on-rural highways;:23'pe'rsbtiS; being killed there, compared to; six within municipalities; THREE STILWELL MEN ATTEND MASON MEET Preston Woodruff, Ralph Lee and Burl Cox left g^wch-Sat-, urday to attend the'sfate meeting of the Masonic lodge at Alester which ended Wednesday night with a huge gathering attended by more than 1000 Masons;.  The three men are prominent in Adair county Masonic circles^ DAHLONEGAH BOYS v WIN TOURNAMENT Clyde 'Rains, teacher at the Dahlonegah school proudly exhibited a silver loving cup this week that His students won in the county-wide basketball tournament held last weekend. The Dahlonegah Class A boys went through the tournament, and the season;--so far' undefeated. ......r .-^�r ;.rf.-b;--V'i-v;r-^>>.j MULE THIEF CONVICTED Amos Holmes, formerly aTesi dent of-the north part of'the county; was sentenced to serve three years in the penitentiary Monday after he bid' pleaded guilty? to the theft of a team of mules apOut a year ago. He was apprehended in Missouri "arif� brought ;J>ack? to QklahomajT fhift^lfgflftiaJk extradition �pro^j ceedings. POLITICOS TO GO TO STATE MEETING Frank Adair, former state representative and popular Adair county politician, wflf lead a contingent of Adair counfians to the state democrats con- Hi J. Emerson will present 'tftf .iwell High School Band in f$|fc, annual concert, Thursday, ~ - ------.---------- - .February 24, 8:00 p. m. The vention in Oklahoma City Mcni- {pjfttgtam will be varied and very .day, and Tuesday of next week* entertaining. All band members hesaM,Thursday. Adair ocunty*8" wMl Appear in the" "first three'J ADAIR AIR Bullette AllenA. Frank;of route one was a caller at. my office this Week and unburdened himself of a number of thoughts, ideas' and beefs. Frank is one of the county's more, dealing in.cream, poultry and potatoes. Frank's biggest beef was over the fact that Stilwell merchants would ,ndt buy his produce. He declared that he could sell potatoes to, a: brokerage firm in Muskogee at .a price that, would exceed by 10 percent or more the price he could obtain in Stil-well and, at the same time, Stills'*!! merchants were buying potatoes ff dm out of tsmnty trucks ered them for sale. This doesn't make much sense. Neither Frank nor I could understand it; feut^he swore it was true. "HowA he asked, "can^ the Stilwell merchants as.k us-to buy/from them insteadjof.frpmt mail order houses when theytre-j fuse to buy bur-produce?" Frank also refuses to sell cream locally and now is shipping it to Kansas Qity where he is paid approximately 10 percent more for it. And he declares that he gets a better butterfat test from the Kansas City concern. It is Frank's idea that local merchants who buy produce of, all kinds should make a better effort to cooperate with "the farmers. The merchant's side of the story is siniple. They declare that they cannot afford to load themselves with produce - at a price paid by outside concerns. If they" retail the,produce, well and good. But they cannot hope to retail the tremendous volume produced in Adair county. If Ijhey handle it at all, they too mujst dispose of part of it to' outside concerns. Adair county [produces far more cream, poultry,-eggs and vegetables than can be consumed by its home-folks. . So the merchant declines to handle the produce at prices that allow him no profit. But on the matter of butter-fat teats, egg discounts and cooperation, Frank has some good ideas. democratic officers are Mrs. B R. Jones, Vicechairman, and Luther Simmons,' Chairman^ Mrs- Jones did hot kj^bw Tate this Week whether she"Wduld attend the convention Or hot. --:-o -a-- PLANS FOR BARON SCHOOL UNDERWAY Plans for a new Baron school house, to be constructed with funds raised through a bond issue and with WPA aid, were forging steadily ahead this'1 week. The new school, it is reported, will be one of the most modern in the state. WESTVILLE PASTOR'S STORY TO BE PRINTED* Publication of a story of Jesus, written by Rev. Charles Otis BalU pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal churchy South, of Westville, will be started as a serial in the Biblical Digest, it; was announced Saturday. , The Biblical Digest, published in Chicago, is an interdemOni-national magazine. Mr. Ball is a member of the editorial staff.  His story, "The Christ and His Message," is a study of the life of Jesus/ Mr. Ball is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and formerly was pastor at Lexington and ,v Wayne, in Oklahoma; Nashville, Tennessee. ~ ANNUAL BAND tONCERT TO BE GIVEN THURSDAY EVE FEB. 24 E. % Arnold, Adair county representative, returned from his home in Tennessee Sunday after visiting his aged father for' a week. Arnold's father, 83 years of-age, is in extremely bad healths ... BRIGHTENS CAFE numbers. The concert band will present the final numbers. Jerry White who plays a King ritone, artist model, is play-a polka number. Alfred ufh worth, Trombonist, will outstanding solo on his' itrument. Ivory Panter will "ay a difficult number on his c&rinet. jThis program is believed to fii|:the highlight of the year in $tte~ arts due to the excellent trk of the band students and ! guest ari fists secured. 7*Emma Lue Drake and Henri Minsky have been secured as iruests for the evening. Miss P^ake, has won national recog-riition with her marimba. Mr. Mjfcisky, director of instrument-ajlimusic at Northeastern Teacher^ college, and who taught V4olin at the University of Okla-ihoma last year, is to be presenf-1 in a violin solo. The faculty artists to appear are Miss Lasca Kelso and Mrs. j^ude A. Bingham. Miss Kelso ii director of the vocal music In S|nlwell schools, will appear in |wp vocal numbers, accompanied * r; Mrs. Marjorie McCahnan. Mrs. Bingham, .a professiorial Reader, has appeared in every. State of the Union, including the territory of Hiawaii-and Alaska, Will give a musical reading, assisted by Mrs, Marjorie McCal-- i -TJie band queen, Lucille Gor-[oil, senior, willbe crbwnedtdUr-the evening. �Her attendants be^ Barbara Jean Carson, hy - Mbre- rStanntrn, fTtt'd Audra Jean Vbe. ANOTHER FIRE SCARE JOIN FRATERNITY J. D. McAnally and John Mitchell, graduates of tStilwell High School, who ;are enrolled at Northeastern Teachers college were .formally. initiated >;* into Sigma Tau Gamma, social, fra-xenuty, last week after^havinis; 'served an eighteen weeks pledge-" "ship. " , All the- social fratiemitiea on theeanipus took in only twenty^ four new. members this, -Ki^ McAnally, a freshman, is maj^; oring in Pie-Medical) work. He is the on of Dr. andJfrs, % Mv y, P: Mitclifealso ,^ yja ^e:-aon^ofi;liri|a|Wt Mrs. Cora Freeman this week has be'en painting and brightening up the cafe she operates. MrV Freeman reports an increasing business. When the city fire Biren sounded off ,at noon Tuesday it sent a chill into the hearts of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Greer, for as they1 listened to the (siren they battled flames that approached the garage at their homesite in the south part of town. The fire started in a pile of lumber near the garage. Before much damage was done city firemen quenched the flames. POULTRY RAISERS ARE 1 WARNED TO WATCH FEED Oklahoma City, Feb. 10- '(Special)-Poultry racers are being" reminded this month to r,Scdtt' pointed out. "Mixed feed, as it ib commonly known, is a mixture o f wholesome feeding stuffs," he said. "Manufacturers of mixed feeds are requested to note- carefully the standards for each feed, as- registration for mixed feeds.will not be accepted on a lower basis than that required for an unmixed product. The name of ach^feed must be stated in the registration." Scott's advice to chicken fanciers was timely since the hatching season began about February 1. Alljegg laying, mash must contain not less than 17 percent crude protein and- not' more than eight percent crude fibre, with the exception of concentrates, which may carry a (Continued on page three) Three Projects To Start Soon Clark Moss, regional WPA head, said Tuesday that work would start on the new city hall' project, for- which bonds were voted' January 28, pn February: 28; All plans are Completed, he announced The street and "gutter project also will start -soon;, he. said.' Bonds ^ tbfeatribunt of:^50C fMvTVWsrtor l|lapidJeeTOi The' sidewalk, project, for whidh more than $700: has been raised, locally; will begin in week or two, Moss disclosed. The project has'beien m OklaP homa Qity awaiting further ap proval. WARM WEATHER IS INDICATION OF GARDENING TIME Spring fever attacks the garden lover early as a rule, but not too early, for there are many things to be attended to in February and March for the good of plants, shrubbery and trees, says Francis K. McGinnis assistant Extension horticulturist, Oklahoma A. and M. College. ... Not only is tjhere pruning and transplanting to be done and' bulbs to be planted, hut many plants must be checked for scale. Plants to check are Lilacs, Ashj Dogwood, Apples and: Crab;. Apples, Hawthornes ai^[ flowering Japanese Quince. If scale is.found, spray the affect, ed plantp ,with limesulphur oi* miscible oil at winter- strength.. This is an excellent season' to' plan any garden ;f urniture such as seats* benches,'trellises, arched gateways- find' bird baths, which/ might be constructed on bad days. - For those who long for a touch-of nature" in the house during vthe in^be'tween season when .flowers, arejhot plooming, branches of Eorsythia, Plum, AlmOnd,> Pussywillow* . Flowering Japanese Quince!a$d other spring7 nW he'^rjlught info the house watei ig In ap First rumblings of the proaching Stilwell city school board election were heard this week as observers attempted to ascertain the candidates and their*plans.�.��The position to be voted on now is held by Abe Allison, proprietor of the Crescent drug store. The election will be held the latter part of March. Allison was. appointed to the office by J. E. Burnett, merr chant and stockman, who died; recently, and Walter Fleming, proprietor of the Stilwell cafe. As yet Allison- has not announced, that he would be a candidate for election to the school board but observers and friends, forecast confidently -that h^ would. No other candidate has appeared inthefield, > Allison's plans include, he declared, an enlargement of the Stilwell school district to include "10 or 12 surrounding' districts^ - '%e brieves � should the rural district around; Stilw^ftvjoini4&l-^*8SaMs� sinew school -building could' be erected thatinitt-ed to iceep a minor child and. the father beihg ordered to pay $3 per month suptgrCr Unless authorization comes rom Washington for a further mcrease in Oklahoma's7 work quota, it will be possible to work only about 60 percent' of the personis now on the list of eligi' ble WPA clients, Ron Stephens, state administrator, said today. He frankly confessed he had ittle hope of further increases. He said he had Ttieeh mforhied' by Washington officials that Ok-ahoma's recent increases had been greater than increases granted whole blocks of other states'. . ' "There just isn't, enough money to work all who need it," Stephens said. -. "Hererin Oklahoma we have more than 80,000 eligible for WPA jobs. We have been allocated funds sufficient to work only 51,000," he continued. Stephens admitted he had been receiving strong appeals . from county commissioners throughout the state for an in-; crease in county quotas. The commissioners represent;' their; situation as acute-He explained that in setting-up county quotas, the number of persons certified for relief in that county, rather than popU-"ation, had been taken into consideration. Approach of spring farming7 activities ia the one ray of hope Stephensr sees at this time; He expressed the hope, thatT Other-employers would hold fast as wrnksnHkr.'*. , '� 4 Stephens said he had been advised that the Senate committee-on unemployment had received a recommendation that the pres-f ent session of congress increase WPA employmentsrpin the contemplated 1300,000 persons to 3,000,000v; This recommendation was made by twenty-one officials of social work organizations; editors of social, work publications^ and educators in the social work field. Decrease in government spending for the works program-has been blamedV hi part, for the recent business recession, r Oklahoma's quota for tfcie current months has been ^etlat 51,-000 by-Washington. In recent surveys of Oklahoma's .Unemployment- situation made by. ijhe WPA and by the ppst office department, that of theH WPA proved far the "more conservative, r " Stephens' estimate of those without private employment in Oklahoma at the beginning of winter was 151,259, The post office survey showed 234,318. Only in Blaine, Kingfisher, Lati-, mer and Haskell counties did Stephens' estimate exceed that of the postal survey. MARRIAGE LICENSE ISSUED Bill McCollum, 28, and Tessie Mills, 28, both of Tahlequah. . Hooiey Flinn, 19, and Marjorie Green, 18, both of Stilwell. TITANIC-SPADE MT. | Most of the farmers are busy plowing this week. Sylvia McKee : and family, who left1 for California -last* win> ter are visiting wltjh'Mrs;, M