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Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - January 11, 1929, Stilwell, Oklahoma Br Arthor Brisbane WASTED VALUES CHURCHES SHOULD BE BIG LIONS "AND SHEEP SWEARING OFF. The .^greatest of al waste goes on inside the human brain, of which 999 one-thousandths remain idle and unused, even in well-managed brains. Millions of brains do not work at all, only remember and repeat, never '.rente. " Bui that will change Consider what ants and other inseels accomplish, having been hero many million years ahead of us. We are only 12,000 from the late stone age, which is the most encouraging fact in his-tory. Give men ten to fifty million more .years, with deepening convolutions and inherited knowledge, and see what they will do. The mud wasp, as l-'abrc shows, is born knowing how to perforin a most delicate surgienn operation, difficult for a skilled man. New born human babies, 50,000,000 years hence, will know more of mclhemat-ics than Newton knew when he died, more of music than Beethoven and 'inch icombined. John 1). Rockefeller, Jr., who understands human nature, encourages the building of Dr. Rcisner's skyscraper church in New York City, says "churches must be b:g enough lo dominate skyscrapers. Material as well as spiritual dominance is need- Thai sound idea inspired builders oT the old cathedrals. When the Pope oi dived Mi;-1 el Angclo I iuii'd St. Peter's in Home, dominance was the idea as it \v;is in the build'ng of the cathedrals of Cologne. Milan, Noire Dame and others To control men you iimsl conlrol their IMAGINATION. Mussolini has old-fashioned ideas and good ones. The new twenty-lira piece, worth SI, beans an in-sci'ipition worth many dollars: 'Meglio vivcrc uii g'orno da che cento mini da pecora," m "II is better to live one day lion than one bund sheep." It's hard lo uiak Ireil vears leone. �aning like a like a a sheep believe it. Like a man half-heartedly swearing off in the morning, the world is trying to give up war. And this country, which never started a war against Europe, is expected to do most of the reforming. It's like ask ing"Moody and Sankey to sign the pledge first, or entreating Rev. Dr. Strattoii not to believe in Darwin. The individual must solve his own problems, with the use of will power. ""The heart knowelh his own bitterness." Each of us knows what is wrong with hii^i, and what he ought lo do. Few of us do it. Nations know what they ought to do. None of them does it. Europe ought to stop fighting, and can't. We ought to mind our own business, and can't. COUNTY OFFICERS SWORN AT TAHLEQUAH FOR TERM Tahlequah, Okla., Jan. 7.-County officers sworn in here Monday are-. "Virgil Clark, court clerk; Sanford Martin, county attorney; A. E. Rob ertson, county judge, and Jim Sand ers, county treasurer. Clark sue ceeds R. S. McColluin, and Martin succeeds W. W. Miller. Sanders was re-elected. MeGolluiu will move to Florida am! Miller will enter private practice.The new county judge arid county attorney are republicans Clark and Sanders are democrats. Sheriff Sam Johnson was sworn in Dec. 31 when Ben Wade resigned. Wilson Washington, commissioner, arid W. II. Ghormley. county superintendent., will be sworn in next .lulv. All three are democrats. " --'----S----- . *WHITE BUILDING REPAIRED New framework is being built and broken jfclaks Replaced ahov\; Wie awning in the front of the White building this week. The building is occupied by Rogers Hardware company. ADAIR COUNTY'S LEADING NEWSPAPER VOLUME 29. STILWELL, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY JANUARY 11, 1929. NUMBER 49. Four Major Lines of Activity to be Selected and Specialists Will Give Information in Each A county-wide agricultural advisory committee, consisting of 22 men from all parts of the county, will meet at SUlwell on Wednesday, January 23 to discuss the farm problems of the county and to perfect a permanent organization, according to Harry 13. Hayman, county agent. The men on the committee will meet at the Legion Hall in the basement of the court house at noon as guests of Stilwell business men. Immediately after luncheon, a discussion wiH be held and a permanent organization perfected. The committees are as follows: 4-H Clubs: H. A. Lucas of Bunch and Monta J. Nixon of Watts; Soils: Mr. Lanier of Wcstville and Joe Russell of Watts; Horticulture, Ed Garrison of Stilwell, F. S. Howard of Baron and C. C. Meyers of Stilwell; Dairy, F. A. Strauss of Stilwell, Chas. F. Hughes of Stilwell and Abe Allison of Wcstville; Poultry, Bob Baker of Stilwell and C. L. Pulliam of Wcstville; Farm Crops, A. C. Barnett of Stilwell and G. V. Murrie of Watts; Rural Engineering, J. D. Buffington of Wcstville and Mr. Gore of Stilwell; Animal Husbandry, .1. A. Garret of Stilwell and Mr. Choate of Bunch; Fairs and Advertising, Dean Scbring of -Wcstville and Olin Perkins of Stilwell; Marketing: W. C. Bost of Wcstville and J. T. Worsham of Stilwell. Among the speakers and special isls who will be present for the meel;ng are: Harry B. Hayman, coun agent; A. F, Houston, distinct agricultural agent ; W. R. Barnett, horticultural agent of the K. C. S railroad, and A. .1. McDowell, dairy development agent, ^o'ij t|'u' Frisco railroad. These men are in close touch with Ihc conditions of the country and they are watching carefully Ihe development of other counties, so they will be well prepared lo offer helpful suggestions to Adair county farmers in outlining a year's program. The county program will be mapped on! something like this: 1. A general statement of the agricultural conditions and problems of the county, which shall set up the reasons for the se lection of the four major lines of activity agreed upon. 2. A statement of the four major lines of activity for the year. A detailed outline of each major activity, including: A. Howe the activity is lo be carried on. B. Where the activity is to be carried on. C. When the activity is to be carried on. A brief statement of the minor activities. A calendar of the work for the year. Tt is practically impossible for any community or county to go far in any one line unless there is concerted and united effort, Mr. Hayman says. It is the intention of this committee to outline a program for the coming year and formulate a plan to put this program over to the farmers of the county. Hundreds of farmers of the county are not satsfied with the progress they are making, but they do not know exactly what lo do nor how lo do it, in order to remedy their condition. It will be a part of tlie work of this organization to lend a guiding hand to farmers seeking new lines of activity on their farms.) Every member of this community has promised to be present for' the meeting, according to Mr. Hayman. If. any farmer. in Ihe'county not on this committee has any suggestion In offer in any of the lines .mentioned above, or any problem lo put before the committee, let him get in touch with one of the committeemen before the meeting. Everybody's help is needed in this move. ASSESSOR'S ITINERARY BEGINS NEXT TUESDAC On Tuesday, January 15, W, H. Langley, county assessor, will begin his lour lo assess the real and personal property in this county. According to the schedule announc ed by Langley, the first meeting will be held at Baron on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 15 and 16, and the itinerary continues until the 18th of March at which time the assessor will come lo Stilwell for the final assessing. "Persons assessing should make a list of their personal and real estate holdings and bring it with them when they come to assess, Langley sad, "by doing this il will'-enable the assessor to complete the work in a shorter time. "All persons of voting age are required to fill out an assessment blank whether they own property or not." Langley pointed out, "if such is not done then the assessor is required to make out one with a penalty attached. The school clerk of each district is required to certify such names each year." DORNBRACK TAKES OFFICE AVERAGE SALARY OF ADAIR CO. TEACHERS HIGHER THAN THAT OF ADJOINING COUNTY Salaries of teachers in Oklahoma schools vary from an average of $2,027 in Tulsa county to $600 in Jackson county and $547 in Greer county, according to figures compiled by John S. Vaughn* state superintendent of schools, for the biennial report. Adair county has 111 teachers and the total salaries paid them amounts to .$89,929, or an average of $810 per year. This is an average of $62.50 per month for 12 months, but most of them teach only seven months. This is above the average for Sequoyah county, just south of us, has 199 teachers who get $155,273 an-aually, or an average of $780 per year. Cherokee county, on our west, has the same number of teachers as Adair county but they pay an average of only $780 per year. M CASLAND IS NEW SHERIFF OF 3. 4 A. Dornbrack is the new Justice of the Peace of Stilwell township. He succeeds S. M. Crocker. Dornbrack ran a spectacular race in the general election and upheld Ihe banner of the party when one by one Ihc Democratic candidates drop-lied out as the vote was being tabulated. Judge Dornbrack has. .opened , an off'cc upstairs in the Worle'y building and already has several cases scheduled. WORSHAM BUYS E. D. REED CASH GROCERY It. D. Worsham . is now owner of the E. D. Beed Cash Grocery which he purchased from Mr. Beed Tuesday. Mr. Heed bought the store from J. J. Cook a couple of months ago and has sold lo Worsham because he is gong into the stock business. Mr. Worsham has been wiih Ihe store for over four years and is thoroughly acquainted with the stock and the needs of the town. He states that he will continue the business at the same place and will put a delivery truck in service for bis town customers. Ain't Education Grand Scrubwoman Oto child): Wat Willie, did I hear yer say 'ain't1? And yer own mother for eight years in the English department scrubbin floors. Tom McCasland is now sheriff of Adair county and Grover Alberly remains as under-sheriff. Both these men have an enviable record as law enforcement officers and promise much in the way of lessened crime. McCasland is well known to most of the citizens of Adair county, having been sheriff for one term two years ago. Tom is young, active and energetic. He understands what the county needs and says he is going lo- give il just thai very thing. Grover Alberly has served as un-dersherif under John Choate for the past two years and has an excellent knowledge of the duties that go with (hat office. He is known as an hon-esl, impartial official to the people of ihe county, and as a jusi but firm arm of Ihe law lo the criminal element. 1). 15. Sixkiller was appointed as jailor. Mr. Sixkiller is a brother lo our court clerk. REPAIRS NEARLY FINISHED Tahlequah, Okla., Jan. 7.-The scattered county office holders expect to get into the repaired courthouse about Feb. 1. Since Jan. 4. 1928, when the building was gutted by fire, all county officials have been in cramped quarters. Four months have been required to repair the building, which will be entirely fireproof. Mrs. Rupert Waters will be hostess this afternoon to the Ladies Aid of the Presbyterian church. ONIONRUNNER HAS THE FLU HOLT GRANTED FRANCHISE The .special-election held Tuesday to decide upon the proposition to grant J. W. Holt a franchise lo operate a telephone system in Stilwell, carried by a 52 to f> vote according to ..unofficial report. Mr. Si Perkins. Newspaperman: Sure had il one hot time last week wit it flu. Firs thing Jake he know-he back start it hurt apd then he sides start it hurt and then feet and then rest of.lake he hurt like hoc lee dam. Jake he go to see it Doctor man and doctor man he punch it and pound it while then blow he 'nose then say Jake sure got it flu. He tell it Jake go it home and put it in bed and stay there week maybe ten days. Jake he go it home alright and their he tell-it squaw wake] il up nex Sunday get here. Jake he go to sleep and then wake it up nex mornin . worse r than Jake ever been fore in lies life. O-o-oh. Jake he turn over on lies side and ache likellj Jake the turn on lies back and still hurt like ho lee dam. Turn on lother side of back and still .hurl it bad. Finally- Jake beget it-up and sit by il fire and then be get it cold and no cim ge( it warm. Jake he got winter time in lies feet. Got it winter time in back. Jake he go it to -bed and cuss. Squaw tell it Jake shut it up mouth and go sleep. Jake wantta know how in scbeiUy-seben diffrent kinds a cross-eyed double | strcnth 100 proof 99% mouse bit i grasshop shank heck an also h-11 can Jake sleep when he hurl so bad? O-o-o-o-o-h! Nex day Jake lie wake it up. and cough i resides loose couple times then he eat it breakfast and then feed it breakfast lo dogs. O-o-o-o-h Jake dyin sure. Send il lawyer man out to tell it folks what Jake want lies sad remains done wit. Jake to sick and lawyer man no got it any sense. He say he don't know, nolhin bout Jake Onioiminner busi; ness. Jake tell it him go to it devil and let Jake die peaceful. O-o-o-h heck! Jake he die bout six maybe seben times and forget whal matter wit it. Squaw cousin's uncle's stepson's grandmother's half third cousin on her mother side come it to see wil us and. ask it squaw what Jake got it this time. Squaw say Jake got it what put stovepipe in. Guess-so. � Gol sompin. Jake bead feel like it got 'whole water city works-in it and every pipe leakiu it in Jake nose, Jake he feel belter now and got it out a bod today and set it by fire. Feel lots' better and wnrs'n devil fore sun he come il up. Hopin you are same, friend, JAKE ONIONRUNNER. JUDGE HAS NO JURISDICTION IN LIGHT PLANT CASE. BOARD CLAIMS TREASURER TO COLLECT TAXES IN WESTVILLE NEXT WEEK1 Councilman Denies Report That. K. C. S. Engineer Was Dismissed ! After Making Report. The tax books will be in West-ville from the 14th lo the 19th of ] A writ 'of prohibition 'has been January, inclusive, for the purpose filed with the State Supreme Court of collecting taxes in the north end (to prevent District Judge J. T. Parks of the county, according to Miss from interfering in the matter of Amy B. Walls, county treasurer. accepting the bid of W. C. Tcigt-Books for the south end of the meicr for the Stilwell light plant-county will he left here and clerks. The writ will come up for hearing will be on hand to take collections for the south end of the county. All taxes for the first half not paid by January 25, will be delinquent, according to Miss Walls. CHILD BURIED HERE THURSDAY The six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Peters of Siloam Springs, Ark., was hurcd at New Hope cemetery Thursday afternoon. Funeral services were condueated by Rev. Leonard Stewart. Mr. Peters and family formerly lived al Stilwell and are well known here. LACK OF FUNDS CAUSES COURT SESSION TO BE POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL Lack of funds caused Judge Parks lo postpone the January term of district court until April. It is hoped that sufficient funds will be available at "that time to hold a term of court, according to Judge Parks. The adjourned term of court that ordinarily would be held on the 3rd Monday of this month wil be hqld Monday, January 14, according to Judge Parks, who was in Stilwell Tuesday. Tlvs is due to the fact that many of the cases at Sallisaw are docketed for the third Monday when the regular ter mof court will be opened there. FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR 1929 Sept. 20, Sligler, there; St pi 27, open. Oct. 4, open. October II, Sallisaw here.' Oct. 1.S, Warner there Or.. 25, Tthlequah here. Nov. 1, Wagoner there. November 8, open. November 15, Haskell there. November 22. Eufaula here. Thanksgiving, Checotah there. This schedule includes all the teams in the half of the E. (). A. C. as divided by the officials at a recent meeting. The winner of this half of the conference will play Ihe winner of the other section. The Pirates lose Reid, Arnold, Busby, Worsham, Holt and Henson, all letter men, this year. This will be somewhat of a blow lo the team but it is believed by Couch McLe-nioiv that the Pirates will be strong, conlenders for the title next year. Bully Scol'ield will pilot the local mh'.ud next year. HE'S PAST MASTER AT CROW HUNTING When Ilarve Dennis goes crow limiting, it's hews. Ilarve has his own methods-just one shot and he is through for the day. On his last hunt, though, that one shot brought down exactly 1,492 of the birds. It happened last Thursday, according to the Vanila Daily Journal, Dennis, a. farmer living near Timber Hill, had been bothered by .swarms of crows for several days. Ordinary shotgun methods, he reasoned, would be of small use in the emergency. He resorted to dynamite. ' -.'.-,' Locating the birds' "roost," Dennis planted 15 loads of .the explosive, each of 30 pounds, under it. Over each load he dumped a wagon load of gravel. Thursday night he touched the dynamite off. His bag for the hunt was just eight-birds short of 1,500. "Sure, it cost me $30," the fanner admitted later, "but look at all the noise it made-and anyway, I'll get a bounty check for $74.60." The county pays five cents for each crow killed.-Sallisaw American. in the Supreme Court today, according to announcement. "Everything in this case'has bccir done strictly according to law," said Fred. -Allison, persir esidenl Fred Allison, president of the board of Trustees, "and the District Judge has no jurisdiction in the matter." The writ of prohibition followed a restraining order that was served-on members of the board last week . to prevent them from accepting the Teigtmeier bid. Various discussions have arisen during the weeks since the bids were opened. Some of the board members '; favor the Teigtmeier bid of $36,500 rather than the bid of $65,000 made by the Oklahoma Gas and Electric' company, because the former includes a lease on the water plant and an agreement to furnish the current for the street lights for 75%' of the water revenue. Citizens who do not favor the acceptance of the Teigtmeier bid claim that the city can operate the water-plant and buy current for pumping water and lighting the streets and,,: still show a profit on the water system. In discussing these phases .of; the two-offers, the matter of a report made by an engineer of the K,\ C. S. railway has been brought up,\ This report was favorable to the Teigtmeier hid last spring, but those not, in sympathy with the Teigtmeier proposition'reported that the engineer,, Mr. Gazin, was forced to seek employment elsewhere after, making his report. ' "This report is not true," said.Mr.',; Allison, in; .discussing the matter. -"I simply asked George Prell, tax. adjuster for the K. C. S. to send a niifn down here to look into {he proposition since they are one of the biggest taxpayers in the countjvj When this question came up, I wrote Mr. Prell and inquired about the matter of the dismissal of Mr. Gazin. Tn a letter, Mr. Prell said that Mr. Gazin resigned shortly after he made this report to accept a better posi-r tion. He further stated that Mr. Gazin left the K. C. S. in good stand- :� ing." The council adjourned last night to await the outcome of the hearing pending in the Supreme Court. ---'----:. V';i' SEQUOYAH OFFICERS Z7 TAKE UP NEW DUTIES Sheriff and County Attorney Sworn To Serve During Term. Others To Be Inducted Later On. Miss Amy Garrison at Wcstville was the guest of relatives here lust week end. Sallisaw, Okla., Jan. 7.-Oaths of office were taken Monday by Sequoyah county's ityjw Sheriff and; county attorney and their assistants and all entered office immediately. j These were R. 0. Ingle,, county at-'; lorney. who succeeds W. B. Wall': and W. S Moore, his assistant; Geo; A Cheek, sheriff, Raymond Drake ' ^under-sheriff, Bert Green and Bill Byrd, deputy sheriffs; James Bald-' ridge, jailor aud-AI Stewart cook ,at-the county jail. /; J. T. Broeknian of Vian, county' judge elect, will go into office ue�t; Monday, succeeding W. S. Moore.'; Ben Martin..court clerk and his de-: puty, O. C. Noble, court clerk, haye:-entered office. Wi N. Francis, county treasurer-, > olect and Bill Gilbert, county supqj:-:; mlendeut of schools-elect .will not?; enter office until the first MondayT in July. Until that time Jess Bak- \ cr, county treasurer, and Fred RJer*--shon, county superintendent 'pCf schools will remain in office. tv&! Seldom Tempted. "My husband has no faults;^. doesn't gamble and ho doesn't 6$| "Doesn't he smoke, eitheE^, "Well, after a good dinneit JuHjj light a- cigar, tayfcffc,^ 394?31 ;