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Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - July 19, 1929, Stilwell, Oklahoma ADAIR COUNTY'S LEADING NEWSPAPER VOLUME NUMBER 32. STILWELL, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JULY 19, 1929. NUMBER Zm ROADS HERE WILL NOT BE ABANDONED P. Clonts Tells Chamber of Commerce that Rumors are Unfounded; Plans Made. A DAY EARLY The Democrat was mailed out Thursday morning this week instead of Friday morning in order to reach the readers before they start to the Picnic Friday. The Firemen are planning a big time for you and the merchants are getting ready to help you enjoy the two days here. Make your plans now to be here. HOOVER MEETS FEDERAL FARM RELIEF BOARD President Charges, Special Body With Responsibility of Solving Long-Standing Farm Problem. COURT OF HONOR HELD FOR STILWELL SCOUTS WASHINGTON, July 15.-The fed eral farm board created by congress after years of dispute assembled Monday and was charged by President Hoover with responsibility for a solution of America's long standing and vexatious agricultural problem. At the end of the first day's conferences, begun at a meeting with Mr. Hoover in the cabinet room of the White* House, the chairman of the board, Alexander H. Legge, a Chicago business man, announced that "we are going to work long and hard." Saying there were no promises, he expressed hope that the board could organize agriculture to permit application of its work to this year's crops. Most of the day was occupied with routine business. Chris X. Christensen, chief of the co-operative marketing division of the department of agriculture, was selected as secretary to the board. The program of "long and hard" work mentioned by Legge was initiated by employment of office personnel. The chairman said the board would meet Tuesday and indicated night sessions were in order. Little hope for important news announcements was held out, however. The board members were .invited to dinner Monday night at the White House. Purpose is Defined. In his prepared statement to the (Continued on last page) A court of honor was held Friday night for the Stilwell Scout troop. A number of merit badges were given to the following scouts: Larry South-worth,. Reid Bone, Preston Woodruff! and "Woodman Blanck. Larry*' :South* worth and Preston Woodruff were passed to Life scouts and Woodman Blanck and Reid Bone were passed to Star scouts. The troop committee, composed of W. A. Woodruff, C. F. Hughes and H. C. Bone, presided over the court. '-:-_-;- GRAND THEATRE INSTALLS VOLOTONE MUSICAL DEVICE Twenty men heard T. P. Clonts, district highway engineer, discuss the road situation in Adair county at the Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Commercial hotel Monday njght. Mr. Clonts had been asked to come here and meet with the club and discuss the road plans' for this county. In regard to a rumor that had been spread over the county to the effect that the state highway commission would abandon state  roads number Seventeen and Fifty-one and take off maintenance men, Clonts said: "The state highway commission has no in' tention of abandoning any state raad, and the people of Stilwell need have no 'fear of ever losing the state roads here." "However, I know, of no new roads that are being taken over by the commission at this time,"; he said in reply to a question as to whether we could expect the state to take over No. 51 from Stilwell to the state, -line and join the Arkansas highway a| Evans- FIREMEN'S PICNIC IS BIG EVENT OF THE YEAR FOR ENTIRE COUNT! CHAPTER THREE NEXT WEEK 75 MASONS HERE FOR BIG SESSION TUESDAY NIGHT Local Lodge Is Host to Masonic Asociation of Twenty-fifth District On account of the rush during picnic week and due to the fact that we [ are getting the paper out a day early, we postpone' Chapter three of, the Continued story of our County Officials being carried by the "County Unofficial Organ" until next week. We think it contains a lot of information that the taxpayers will enjoy reading and we ask you to wait for it. You know, the more you investigate these matters, the most interesting they become. It's a Bhame that all the taxpayers of the county can't know personally just exactly what is taking place in their government. See you next week. . Many Former Residents Already For "Big HomecOming; Event. Tuesday night the Grand Theatre treated its audience with the first appearance of the Volotone-a musical device to supply music to fit the pictures. The instrument is installed near the operator's booth with a large speaker behind the curtain on the stage. It has a volume control for the sound and many adaptions that fit it for theatre work. The managerment of the theatre states that they will build up their library of music and use cue sheets as soon as possible. Ihis new equipment is a tremendu-ous improvement over the music they have been using and is in line with the poliry of the theatre to give their patrons every improvement in shows that are possible for a town of this size. ville. - � "" " ' �"�'�ri.,'^ He said that he believed if the county would build the best road it can with approved bridges and culverts and over the shortest route, the state highway commission might be induced to take the road over at a later date. In discussing the road problem in general Mr. Clonts said: "Roads are (Continued on last page) -- " MAYOR ISSUES WARNING ABOUT WEEDS AND SPEED MRS. DAN SCOTT Funeral services were held at Echo ta Saturday for Mrs. Dan Scott, 40 years of age, who died at her home near there Friday. Mrs. Scott is sur vived by her husband and a number of children! Mayor R. B. Worsham is giving due notice this week through the columns of the local newspapers that all weeds must be cut and the speed limit must be observed in Stilwell. Every property owner is responsible for the weeds on his lot Whether it is occupied or vacant and if this ruling is enforced to the letter it will help the looks of the town and make the general health o fthe public better. The speed limit at present it 20 miles per hour in the outskirts of the town and 15 miles per hour in the business district. Some of our drivers have a habit of making a "race track" down the main street and it is becoming dangerous. About 46 visiting Masons were guests of Flint Lodge here Tuesday night to attend the initial meeting of the Masonic Association of District 25 which was organized at Sallisaw a few weeks ago. Sallisaw had 17 present among whom were H. B. Clark, president of the association, and Roy Frye. Thirteen members were here from Westville, including Dean Sebring, A. L. Cabe, John Barnell and Harve Red num. Muldrbw- hsd'four present, Web bers Falls had five and Vian had sev en. The Vian visitors were accompanied by A. D. Booher, past district depu ty Grand Master. Enough local Masons attended the meeting to bring the total attendance up to 75. Following the program which was presided over by C. L Lynch, Grand Master of Flint Lodge and H. L. Clark, president of the As sociation, refreshments were served in the Waters building by the Ladies Aid of the Methodist church. Other* notables in Masonic work who attended were W? D. Bruton Past Grand Master, and D. B. Ford, district deputy grand master. The next meeting of the Association will be held with the Vian Lodge on August 20. Officials of the local lodge urge members to make plans to attend this meeting. FORMER SALLISAW IS KILLED AT MAN HOUSTON POTEAU, July 13.-Word was re ceived here by Mrs. Fanny 'Gately of the death of her nephew, James D, Johnson, formerly of Sallisaw, who was killed Friday morning in an auto mobile accident at Houston, Texas The body was sent to Electra, Texas, for jsurial. Funeral services will be conducted there at 4 o'clock Sunday' afternoon, ' Mr.- Johnson was a resident, of East em Oklahoma practically all his life, leaving Sallisaw about a year ago- for Tevas. In addition to Mrs. Gately, he is survived by several relatives who reside near Fort Smith, Ark. GOVERNOR RIPS HOLE IN SOONER STATE BUDGET Total Appropriations Made By Okla homa Legislature Lowered by Hollo way to Leave Surplus II CASES DECIDED Verdicts have been rendered in the following cases in the term of county court now in session: State vs. Charley Blanck, fine $20.00 and cost; State vs. Tom White, hung jury; Charley Owl, Cat Owl, et al., fine 510.00 and cost. WATTS MAN IS INJURED IN AUTOMOBILE WRECK WATTS, July 13.-Dr. W. D. Ezell, well known Watts business and professional man, suffered sereve injuries about the hips and one leg when an automobile, going in the same direction as that in which the doctor was going, tried to pass him and locked with the rear of the doctor's machine. The automobile the doctor was driving was turned completely around and upset. The other car did not stop. The accident occurred on the highway between Watts and Siloam Springs. Dr. Ezell rode a bus into Siloam Springs where his injuries were dressed. OKLAHOMA CiTY, July 13.- In slashing $1,175,550 from the depart mentay and institutional appropriation bills Saturday, .Governor Hollo-way cut the total appropriations of the legislature down to,a figure that will leave a balance of about $400,000 on the basis of the estimated revenue for the next two years. The revenue for the next two years is estimated at $31,000,000 while the total appropriations- bills and the estimated deficit will call for about $30,700,000 according to the governor's estimates. (Continued on last page) The hot dogs are sizzling and | soda pop is cold and waiting for at the Firemen's picnic which" formally open at the park tomorg morning. The carnival is unloaded and ous concessions have already dr stakes to be ready for the renvened;May 16,. the legk-I lature< caused the senate to, f our times be resolved into a. court of impeachment. The regular session passed less state-wide legislation^ than- any legis*| lature in the history of the state and at the same time it did more investigating and impeaching than any, session and yet out of it came but one removal from office and a final collapse of what started out to be a thorough investigation of all departments of state government.' . The special session did little or both ing toward the house cleaning but under, tile whip of Governor Holloway it fairly well accomplished the'' big .constructive program which, he 'laid out'for it in the message he read to 'the joint session the day it convened,; " Taking the. work of the special ses sion as evidenced by the billsi signed up to aoonof the day iof adjournment and comparing that record with the governor's message of May 16 and the legislative, with fall its turmoil accomplished much specifically recommendations by the governor but fell down woefully on general recommendations such as judicial, and election reforms. Probably the historian, weigh ing the accomplishments of the special session against the failures and charging the one off against the other will have to confess that the failures in judicial, and election reform cost the state, as much or more than all the accomplishments of specific things recommended by the governor. ..^(Continued, on. Editorial Page) ;