Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - January 14, 1938, Stilwell, Oklahoma
Stilwell'a Most Productive Advertising Medium. VOLUME 49 stilwell, Adair county^ oklah' Population im ... BUvation 1200 ft�t. January tt> 1938 Number 48 NEXT C. OF C. MEETING SET FOR JAN. 17 Another Large Attendance Urged by Officers: Sidewalks Are Certain Is LEAGUE OP YOUNG DEMOCRATS MEET HERE JANUARY 22 The second chamber of commerce meeting1 of the new year will be held Monday night, Jan. 17, and a large attendance is urged, Jeff D. Aikerson, president, said this week. Fifty-seven members attended the last meeting. Plunging with renewed vigor into city improvement activities, the chamber of commerce already has well underway a sidewalk project that will lay between 100 and 400 blocks of four-foof sidewalk in the city at a cost t'o property owners of only 15 cents a running foot. The C. of C, this week employed C. S. Blanck to contact property owners and to obtain deposits for the sidewalk. The WPA is expected to start work late thip month. More than 70 persons and firms have joined the chamber of commerce for this year, ar all-time record. The meetings are expected to be enthusiastic and large. As usual, a dinner will be served in the Methodist annex next Monday nighf by one of the churches. ' -o-- STUDENT RADIO OPERATOR �i CONTACTS 42 COUNTRIES January 22 is the date for the county meeting of the League of Young Democrats at which officers |or the coming year will be elected, Bill Larrgley announced (his week. The meeting will be held in the court house Saturday afternoon. The League of Young Democrats has almost a hundred members in Adair county and leaders look forward to active participation in the coming campaign. Langley is the acting chairmaju Stillwater, Okla., January 14 (Special)-Gossiping across the back yard fence doesn't appeal to Harold Frank, Oklahoma .City student at the Oklahoma A. and M. College now that he is an operator of amateur raido station W5YJ at A. and M. . Nowadays Frank_ turns the dials, adjusts Wa^aeeetver, "and has a chat with almost anyone in any of the 42 nations that he has already talked with. As a result of making more than 65 cpneacts in 42 nations, the American Radio league awarded him a certificate of merit, ranking him at the head of approximately 900 amateur operators in Oklahoma. , COUNTY SCHOOL NOTES It is suggested that teachers see if parents can buy supple merftary-r readjers-^-two pupils might buy one and both use it. We have school books and Mr, Lee of the County 'Welfare Office has school books for children "of "relief famlfies..'''Hia books come in sets. It is our understanding that the Chewey school building is to start January 13. The Green school building project has been approved, in Washington for $5,726 Federal funds, according to word from Senate?. Elmer Thomas. All districts in the county, reported onetime on their Indian tuition attendance. It is thought to be much less than usual in total amount. . C, B, Sebring, assistant state teasurer, states "Since the word has gone out that all general revenue state warrants for the balance of this fiscal year are to be issued 'non-payable', we are being asked, '.What about the school secondary and primary aid?" "While these warants are is sued to your county treasurer 'non-payable', we have arranged to finance them at par and. you may so advise all schools coming under your supervision." - o Mrs. Reese Entertains Christian Ladies Aid liimii ADAIR AIR Cleve Bullette Although well have two more months of winter weather, the harbingers of spring are upor us. Leo Fellows Tuesday broke ground for his 1938 garden. Leo a good farmer, declared that the ground "mellowed" when plowed and was then allowed tc freeze. Other activities on his place at'this time of year include pruning apple trees. PRESIDENTS BALL TICKETS ARE PUT ON SALE THURSDAY Tickets were on sale Thursday for the president's birthday ball,, which will be held in the high school gymnasium January 29, under the supervision oi Boyd McGee and a large committee. Dancing, dominoes and bridge are in store for those person? who buy a 50 cent ticket. All money raised by the affair will be used to combat the dread disease, infantile paralysis. McGee is optimistie over the affair this year and hopes tc raise about $100 for the cause H previous balls, no more thar $30 has been taken in. On th-same night all over the Unite*' States balls and parties will be going on for the same cause. RED QUAIL SEEN AS PARTIAL ANSWER TO RESTOCKING PROBLEM "orchard are pruned. By C. E. Sanborn A recent article ori' "Second Quail Covey is Spotted by p Hugo Ranger" began with the sentence, "Whafs this, red quail?" This should be given further consideration, I believe, from th standpoint of seed stock alonp wfth~ other promising varieties' of quail for Oklahoma. It is ap parent that quail are becomiTv scarcer. One reason might b". because of the changing ��vir� ment arid the possible extermination of the more gentle con: spicuous varieties by hunter? and predatory animals. /� In order, to escape danger frorr enemies, many animals such at Kfish and? lizards are able to 'ehange 4hefr color rather qtylck ly so as to simulate background*, land- therefore become Incbii-spl6uoui&: ^hy.hirds" have the! ^^^^f^^^^e^chansreis pta^^g^* .^for^^Mta^e are jwhi&rwhen their habitat 1s in know. Covered areas, but brownish during the summer when their background of plants and. ground is free from snow. There are many similar examples . in the bird world; one of the screech owls has a red and whitish color phase*; Last fajil when Adair county's apple .treses were laden with fruit I saw many trees bent to the ground with apples. Branches were broken "and the cores of some trees were so badly damaged that they died. This, I believe, could be easily remedied by intelligent pruning. On' the old 101 ranch some years ago f was an "apple pruner",- anflf-learned something of the business, Each winter the trees inf the 101 ranch's fc^f-acre; Jt will be sometime before; county politics getf"!!c^ but al-; ready there is much,talk over-J the state about the senate and governor races. , Bill Murray, In the field early, holds all eyes at-the moment as politicians over the state weigh Bill's prospects, still undecided whether or not to join him. W. S. Key, former WPA . administrator, seems to have a complete organization, even down to the precinct's. Key, it appears, will be the WPA candidate and the "f orce'f *man. Politicians inaj&^tr^ to- i*f orce'l^lrjghtened; WPA workers into voting for him. The WPA flunky who attempts such a thing, however,,^ - ^ ^g d ft had better think long and wise- *r,j~~ * "\Ti,,J�tT kIs^. lv Tjwt pamnaftm several WPATpW- WC~aJatger. .crop - being ly. Last campaign, seyerai Wf a d Several farmers are clear- flunkies were investigated and were allowed to escape only because of the fact that the WPA -bosses had pull enough to get them, out of it. * * * * : In the"county^;several office holders will have one or more opponents. jin,. the primary, know of no men primjlng them-J selves for John Ferguson's. Glenn Carrol's or Bill Langley'p jobs, but all the others will prob ably have opposition. And somr of it will be stiff. Street talk has it that Bill Mays, Clyde Rains, Jim Johnson, J, L.r,Cox, Jr., Ed die Howard, M. K7 Heflin and iBoh Baker will run for various (offices. Now get this straight these men have not told me they were running, nor have they an nounced. It's merely, street talk. GAME IN PROSPECT Cf of Peace is Irate at City's lion of State Gambling Law FOUR ARE SENTENCED AND ONE PAROLLED IN COURT SESSION HERE and marble machines are led in Stilwell, _ f tice of the Peace R. B. W^jSham Tuesday "laid down thejfaw" to city councilmen who Repealed the city ordinance itting the operation of the nes and had issued licen-Bruce Johnson, Westville for., ether I'm mayor or er I ain't," said Worsham going to stop this slot ma-business. It's against the they know it's against w. The city can't license shine like that." months ago the city il began allowing slot ma-fes to operate. The city treas-:sdrely in need of funds, was .ve been replenished. Pven if they can keep this e money," Worsham went they've got to put it intb th6 jinking fund instead* of us-ingjjt to clean streets." . Tpe council had started to em labor for cleaning streets " the money obtained from g the machines. ffJLny citien. can sign a com plant against. the machines," W$gsham said. "I don't. wan+ cou: chil uryj to licel �on. In district, court this week Judge Enloe V. Vernor sentenced Bob Duncan, Lees Creek, to one year in the penitentiary for shoplifting, Street Poor and Maft'ie, Poor received one year for larceny and Ed Cameron, s transient, received 5 years for attempting to steal a car from C. C. Shackleford, Westville Bill Lane, Baron, convicted of larceny, received a two-year sentence and was parolled. George Sisco, tie cutter, was allowed to keep a minor child raised by him and taken from Claude Brjmer. COMMISSIONERS MAY HOLD MEETING SOON With two county commissioners still incapacitated from illness and injury, the third wab doubtful this week as to wheij the next meeting and payment of claims would be held. John McQuistion, north end commissioner, said this week he did not know when the next meetinf would be held. Gordon, it is re ported, will be back this wjpek hut Tindle cannot return for two or three weeks. Nq December claims or salaries have been paid. The regular meeting date was January 3. .. BANK OF COMMERCE RE-ELECTS OFFICERS Stony Point Farm Family Living Outlook for 193S; T>r4)j^e2^Bes^a smaller income for farmers during 193d tha*N$987; but'^f-vhas^t diss couraged farmers hereabouts for we see much breaking of ihg new ground. ' .M&s Ruth BoIIn spent last weekend at Baron, visiting her unqle Joe Keen.: Mrs. S.Wininger, Mrs. Lee Bairdi Mitchell Tracy arid Bill Iryiri motored to Muskogee las � Tuesday. .Mrs. Wininger is beirr treated by Dr. Thompson,' an eye specialist there! Twenty-five books have been ordered for Rabbit Trap school library. Miss Annabelle Beaty- spent Thursday night with Miss Dorothy S'pVer of Pilfirrim ftest^They attended the basketball game at Union Grade. Mrs. Lomas Keen attended the f unpral' of h er aunt last Wednesday. Burial was at Sallisaw (Continued on page 2) -;-,-O--~-^?- JUSTICE COURT The Christian Ladies Aid met and equipment. Thursday afternoon in the home of Mrs. R. L. Reese. Those present were: Mes1 dames: E. R.,Ha11. �upe*$:W% ters. A. C. B^rJieC W-* Anally, Ha Wilkm '�# O^YoSrJ Horace r � ,""jr""",*-,J Mitchell Johnsson, Oscar Guthne, Sam Wherry* J. Clyde "White. - Vina i^jiter, Maggie* Kelfy.ana Garve Bob Baker, teacher at Gen eva school and J. L. Cox, Jr.. principal at Chalk Bluff school are dickering for a basketball game between the two schools. Both schools have good courts HOME SOON y_Cqunty Qoiti Kndle, recpp%i aiys' hosfti^a: fes>8 Carsdjy. iLJV^^olt^oM ftorn injunis .suffered?in^a>% I, D^ A. Roger^, Macie| from the fifth floor' of an Okla5 homa City hotel last fall, will bp able to come back to St11w;ell in two; or three Otfikaf hi&vtke Gladys Tindle, said this week. here and rm giving their warning they won't he - issuing lus warninir t^:hav�5dl� V'.; ' -r- ' ;herHn�Siiii� ^ ap&&?*Wm: /ihsfats-that hfi'wfll haV* the cbunty officers confiscate It Heaviest loser-is Brace Johridtm Westville, who last week paid the council $100 for- permission to operate 10 jnMhhies here for one month: WELL KNOWN WATTS WOMAN DIES SUNDAY Mrs. Nora Belle Adams, age 68, died last Sunday in a Prairie Grove hospital, after a vBhoxt illness.- ''^I?' ;; ' The deceased �as born in Ciaar Cmitifr, -M^ourT,"~Jul? 1875. She was married to J. C. AdairiX in. 1892 and to this union were bprn six sons. Surviving her are": her. husband; four sons Will Adams, Wafts; Ernest and Everett Adams, Kansas City, Kan.; Roy Adams, Braley, Calif, and three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Fox of )yatts, Cora Hudson and Bertha Stockstil both, of Stockton, Missouri, and 8 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Stockholders' of the Bank oi Gommerce, - meeting Tuesday morning' at the bank, re-electea all present officers' and were in" formed.the. bank would pay a 20 percent dividend * . . .. Jh0ott^peTr^l-re^or^-aref McLbuo!.$feard, C. J Carson, George S; Fowler, Roy Reese and Atkersoh." DEMOCRATS TO DRAFT LAWER AS CHAIRMAN Strong Group Desires Unanimous Election of Herbert Williams: Simmons Out MARRIAGE LICENSES Wilson Ford, 25, Stilwell, and Lucy Hillian, 20, Stilwell. . . Gus Bigby, 27, StiiweH^ m$ Sarah Meadows," 18, Stilwell: , Clarence Anderaon, 21, Baron and "Josephine Thompson/ 1$, Baron. Walker Locust, 3^ "Stflweli; and Katie Seabolt, 24, Stilwell/ JOIN ARMY* Democrats from almost every precinct jn Adair county this week expressed themselves opposed to "inter-party rows" and laid plans to draft Herbert Williams, Stilwell attorney, for the county chairmanship position at the caucus hi Stilwell Saturday, January 15. Williams has not agreed to accept the position. Precinct meetings at the regu I^r_voting places this afternoon are expected to be well attended Three carloads of Democrat? from Westville, Watts and Stilwell will' make hurried trips ov-ver the county today (Friday) to stir up interest. Dr. Rogers of Watts, present chairman, has prepared form letters that are being sent out to precinct officials, along with certificates of election. A large delegation is expected in Stilwell Saturday. - North county democrats ac: cording to Grover Howard and Gregg Lewis, were particularly anxious this week for Williams to accept the chairmanship. He served in the capacity of campaign manager for the nominee? during the last' election and preformed so well that, in the opinions of all democrats, he should be honored with the county chairmanship, , No opposition to Williams is� anticipated by his backers. : as Luther Simmons, .Westville, en-Itered in the race by Mrs. Chloe 1 JFonep, wife of the Stuwell postmaster; declined Wednesday � td Ollie England, 93 - year - old Cherokee woman, one of the oldest.women jn the county, was in Bruce Cox's store this week selecting material for a new quilt; Mrs. England's eyed are good and she sews constantly. Her husband died .40 years agb ^WATT-S Fire damaged the;GriMt� Drag stoVe^inldiiag early^ Saturday, morning. Mrs. Griffith arid children occupied rooms over the. Btore. Mrs. Griffith's household furniture was completely ruined by fire and w�t.HUAY .SOON- Tom Ferguson, traffic vio^ lation; Joe. Goss, drunk; John Pritchett, drunk; John-Whisen hunt, drunk; John Acorn, Jr. drunk; Judge"Fourkiller^ drunk Nelson Teehee, drunk. William T. Chrisman & Co. Vs. J. W. Watson. $65.50 due oh account: y, Boute 4, StilwelU afld Charles A. Christie, RoUteA; have joined'the^-U. S, Army and will be stationed at .Fort Francis E. Warren in Wyoming. They are infantrymen. � - � �'�>.� �� ,. o - BUILDING HOUSE Joe Burton of the. Oak Grove community is building a house for a new comer, Mr, Stewarik who arrived about three weeks ago from New Mexico to make his home in Adair county. Bad weather* haA-fi^rdered't^B con- Leroy Owens and Bill Allen visited Jul DeQueen during the holidays. Mattie Frances Rogers spent part of her Christmas vacation Visiting Margaret' Brown at Pittsburg, Kansas. Wiifred. Vernon and Morgan Nightingale visited in Pittsburg. Kansas during-the holidays. Ray Randolph who had been visiting in Caifornia returned home andenrolled in high school schools ' -' - Miss Viola Owings spent her vacation in Neosho, Mo. , Miss kpTvJnga' Js primary teacher in |;the]|W^s^c.fe)P^; inS; Emerson Jones, devoted botany and Janet, Eugenp 'Mitchell; Elsie Vernon, devoted to "Big, strong men", Tommie iRuth Reese; antf*G*ilbert Briggs" l^devofeH to Elsie, Roscoe Phillips. . _ VISITING HERE ^rr- - * f"4 Mi^fAH�eriet Lingle visited Rev. and Mrs. L; C> Summers | he? SOnllvefett' Lingle and. fami;- ly ^CJbewey, Sundayj. " ; Jearile Maples celebrated her W. H. Colvjh and family, a brother, of Mr'Si Everett Hawes/ is' in Stilwell visiting and. inspecting the country. Mr. Colytn is a salesman i and: fives in Denver, Colorado. GORDON RETURNS Ora Gordon, County Commissioner, HI' for, sometime in vc a ^daremore hospital, returned to Stilwel Thursday* i -ih^-"