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Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - July 26, 1929, Stilwell, Oklahoma WINGLESS HENS. EAT MEAT. HARRASSING HOOVER. WE ARE CANDY EATERS. Aimtr County Stenunrrat ADAIR COUNTY'S LEADING NEWSPAPER VOLUME NUMBER 32. STILWELL, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1929. NUMBER 25, This is real news. Dr. Renwald, poultry expert in Nebraska, says he has has produced a breed of wingless hens that also lack toenails. They lay, but can't fly, can't scratch, can't be ardently interested in mother, hood, having no wings to shelter a brood. Such hens, being saved the trouble' of moulting the difficult wing feathers, should go on laying all 'year. To seperate female usefulness from psychological disturbances like moulting would be marvelous, in poultry, and among the primates. CLUB MEMBERS WILL GO TO STILLWATER Ten Members of 4-H Club of County Will Spend Week at College at Stillwater. The Artie explorer, Stefanson, and a companion, Anderson, have lived! for a year on nothing but meat, eating enormous quatities. Physicians say their health is better, their resistance to disease strengthened Let vegetarians muse on that. The rock in 1,000 million years produces soil, with the aid of earth worms. The soil, after more centuries, produces grass. The cow eats grass fqj three years, digesting it slowly. Man eats the beefsteak in fifteen minutes. Great labor-saving device. Give your children meat. President Hoover, great engineer, has been kept busy since his inauguration by prohibition problems. Now he is asked to develop and enforce new blue laws. Washington made into a "Blue-Law-Paradise," that the city may be an example ~to the Poor President Hoover, listening to six speeches in favor of Sunday blue laws, all in one day, must wonder when the country will allow him to do some engineering. --i-W After all, preventing "Sunday golf in the District of Columbia is,NOT as important as the Boulder Dam or flood control.' In the last six months Americans' have eaten more than six and a half billion pounds of sugar. Prohibition helps that. More candy is sold. The country this year will use thirteen billion pounds of sugar. If the tariff increase costs but two cents a pound, that will cost the public $260,-000,000. . , Harry B. .Hayman,. county agent, will leave for Stillwater Monday morn, big in company with ten members of the Adair county 4.H club for a weeVs stay at the state meeting at the Oklahoma A. & M. college. Those who will make the trip are: Edison Hbrnsby, Billy Hornsby, Re ba Starr, Evelyn Snodgrass, Maxine Harris, of Stilwell; Clarence Williams, Euna Williams, Louise Bunyard and Elizabeth Pigler of Westville; Faye Brannon of Christie and Dessie Patrick of Bunch. The week will be spent in study and recreation. There will be trips to various parts of the college plant, lee tures, lessons, contests and games. KNIFE WOUNDS FATAL TO TAHLEQUAH NEGRO Special to the Democrat. TAHLEQUAH, July 22.-Deep knife wounds inflicted at a drinking and gambling party in the negro sec tion here early Saturday morning, to day caused the death of George Peel, 24-year-old negro. Mac Mayes and Earl Parlor, negroes said by Peel before his death to have been involved in the attack, are being held by authorities. No charges have been filed. Mayes said Saturday that he did not have a- part in the knifing. Eight of 10 negroes, including one woman, are said, to have attended^he 'party. The dead man's wounds consist ed principally of deep slashes on the back and both arms. PICNICKERS GET ! SENTIMENTAL "It seems that picnics have the same effect on people' as; holidays because we ajways issue more marriage licenses 'during picnic week than in ordinary weeks," said Miss Allone Briggs, deputy court clerk, In commenting on the fact that foUr marriage licenses were issued during the picnic days here last week. Picnic week and holidays always bring their quota of rushing brides ami backward grooms to the courthouse for licenses and someone to perform the ceremony, Miss Briggs says. - ARM B01RD ANNOUNCES POLICY OFMOPERATiON Tells Florida Fruit Growers to Unify Before Seeking Federal Loans; Will Effect All Others. WASHINGTON, July 22.-The federal farm board announced today a policy looking to the unification of cooperative, marketing associations with closely allied interests, in order to promote more efficient and eco nomic marketing. The announcement was made In a proposal by the board "of officials of two Florida citrus fruit cooperative asociations in which,-the associations were urged to consolidate and unify their program before seeking a loan, to aid their marketing facilities, from the board. Four representatives of the two associations appeared before the board in an all-day session. L. E. Wirt, president, S. L. Looney and Homer. Needles, representing the Florida Citrus exchange and M. L. Corey, of the Flori-(Continuetd on last page) NEW CONTRACTS CUT COSTS OF SCHOOL BOOKS More Than 25 Percent of Books For Coming Year Changed By, . Commission, . OKLAHOMA CITY, July 23.-At a considerable reduction in price over textbooks now in use, the state textbook commission, after opening bids on books on all subjects taught .in grade and high schools, announced today that 25 percent of the texts would be changed for the coming year. Awards of 11 new texts were announced late today after the commission had spent hours studying the prices and merits of the volumes before them. The 11 texts will replace as many which were studied last year. Changes were made in spellers fo rgrades; first courses in Spanish, for grades; community civics for high school; first and second year Latin; Oklahoma history; beginners' French; general science; bookkeeping; arithmetic;' penmanship; and drawing. . Texts of all other subjects were re-adopted. However, according to John Vaughan, state superintendent of public instruction, and chairman of the commision, the general cost of all texts will be considerably lower than last year, the competitive bidding having forced publishers to reduce prices. Aside from saying that there will be a reduction in costs to school children, Vaughan said he would give no figures showing the exact amount of the decrease. SAYINGS OF FAMOUS MEN "Lafayette; we are here."-Gen. John J. Pershing. "War is hell."-Gen. Sherman. "Me undGott."-Kaiser Bill. "I do not choose to run."-Calvin Coolidge. "Sic Semper Tyrannis."-John WilkeB Booth. "Gice me liberty or give me death"-Patrick Henry. "There's one born every minute." -T. P. Barnum. "Do county records lie?"-Geo. E. Payne. HASTINGS TELLS OF WORK DONE BY CONGRESS Here Saturday for Picnic; Believes | Much Constructive Work Done By Last Congress. CHEROKEE COUNTY HEN TO BUY BETTER CATTLE Farmers Sign to Buy Dairy Stock At Meeting Held in Tahle-quah. Congressman W. W. Hastings of Tahlequah was here Saturday for the last day o fthe Firemen's Picnic and in an interview with the Democrat reporter told of some of the things done by the last Congerss. "While the farm bill that was pass-ed does not entirely fulfill my dreams of such a law, it is a step in the right direction," he said in commenting on the Farm Relief Bill. "It will be much easier in the future to amend and add to the bill than to get an entirely new bill passed and in time we will Rave a law that will Is' give the desired results," he added. When questioned as fo what course the Farm Relief Board would take, he said that he thought it would be more of an educative program than anything else. "Since the law will op- Mr. and Mrs. Leo Fellows were in Fayetteville Monday. The city of Colby, Kansas, again votes not to tax anybody or property, real or personal, in the city. Colby owns its power, light and water plant. Profits, whjch go to the city, make taxes unnecessary. In fact, because of surplus profits, the water rate is reduced 25 cents this Mr. and Mrs. Bob Snodgrass and son of Drumright, formerly of Stilwell, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Lee during the picnic. THE PRESIDENT SAYS: President Hoover, in response to an invitation to attend the International Advertising Association convention to be held in Berlin, Germany, in August was forced to' decline, but in his letter paid a compliment to advertising men. President Hoover's letter said: "The economic, social and international values of advertising are now so generally understood that I need not enlarge- upon them- But in convening to you my cordial best wishes for a successful convention of the Internationl Advertising association, I should like you to know that I estimate its ethical value of equal importance.. . "The reiterated act of placing one's commercial air before the pub. lie in cold type day after day compels one to subject bis own motives to a criticism as severe � as that which he expects from the public's scrutiny. Also .the - agencies established by the advertisers themselves by checking up the truth of advertising in general" have produced most beneficial results. The noteworthy advance in the ethics of business, easily perceptible fat the last twenty years, is in no small measure due to t^ self xammation cheerfully exacted of tbemsdve* by. business man in ifeeir prwro* of the art of adrtrtiafet,'* NO ACTION TAKEN BY EQUALIZATION BOARD When the county commissioners met July 17 as the county equalization board to hear protests on raises made oh assessments, they merely heard the protest and tabled the matter for further consideration. As late as Thursday noon of this week no action had been taken on any of the claims. They were not able to get the entire board there at any- one time. _-_- REED SELLS STORE L. M. Reed has sold his store here to his brother, A. H. Reed, and his nephew, B. F. Reed. The business will be operated as A. H. Reed &Soh. Lowrey announces that on account of ill health for some time it was necessary for him to sell the store and he expects to take a short vacation after which he plans to get into some new business. STORE AT ADDIELEE SOLD The Ozark store at Addielee, which ) has been operated for a number of years by F. L. Harper, was 60ld this week to Frank Howard and the stock moved to Mr. Howard's store at Bar on. Mr. Harper announces that he will probably engage in the livestock business. The removal of the Ozark store leaves one store and postoffice at Addielee. Tr* CREAM BUSINESS GROWS In spite of the fact that the local cream stations have a flat testing charge of 31 cents for every can of cream, the First National bank here cashed $328.30 worth of cream checks last Saturday. More and better cows are coming into the county and more people are selling more or less cream each week. 8, ! , � - Byrl Chambers and Marvin Patterson made a business trip to Fort Smith lsst Friday. -$~ The Misses Gorinneand Leon* Roller and LuciBe Allen ot Westville were guests of Virginia Butch last Thursday an dFriday. :"Arrest T^rcrrj1'ot�'TahViqnah waa here-last Thursday, and rWday. - - BY THE ^EDITOR We have a little information this week to give our readers on the salary of the County Commissioners. When we elect them they speak of the very small salary of $37.50 per month and we sort of feel sorry for them. Below we give a list of claims paid the Commissioners, from July 1, 1928, to June 30, 1929. You may draw your own conclusions. CLAIMS PAID TO' C. W. WATERS General Fund: , 12 Claims of $37.50 each for salary........ v............. .".$ 450.00 August 6, 1928. Claim...........----...................... 18.85 March 4, 1929. Expenses to Oklahoma City ............... 32.00 July 2, 1929.. .Mileage attending meetings of board....... 73.60 Highway Fund: Nov. 19, 1928. Mileage, road viewing..................... 61.85 Nov. 19, 1928. Per diem; 30 days at $3.00 per day............ 90.00 Feb. 5, 1929. Per diem, 30 days at $3.00 per day............ 90.00 June 29, 1929. Per diem, 10 days each months from January to June, inclusive, at $3.00 per day.......... 180.00 July 2, 1929. Mileage, road viewing, 3009 miles............ 300.81 TOTAL...................................$1297.11 CLAIMS PAID TO J. T. PATTERSON General Fund:  12 claims of $37.50 each for salary......................... .$ 450.00 Dec. 21, 1928. Claim ...........  '................    10-50 July 2, i929. Mileage attending meetings of board........... 23.00 Highway Fund: Nov. 19, 1929. Mileage, road viewing.......... ..... ..... 42.85 Nov. 19, 1928, Per diem, 30 days at $3.00 per day.......... 90.00 Feb. 5, 1929. Mileage, road viewing....,.................... 50.05 Feb. 5, 1929, Per diem, 30 days at $3.00 per day............ 90.00 June 29, 1929. Per diem, 10 days each month from January June, inclusive, at $3.00 per day..____...... 180.00 July 2, 1929. Mileage, road viewing, 2508 miles............ 250.76 TOTAL...................................$1187.16 * CLAIMS PAID TO G. E. PAYNE General Fund: ' 12 Claims of $37.50 each for salary ...... ..............$ 450.00 Oct. 1, 1928.' Expenses to Oklahoma City ........ ..... 21.85 Dec. 21, 1928. Claim ........ 20.80 July 2, 1929. Mileage, attending meetings of board____.... 36.80 Highway Fund: ... Nov. 19, 1928. Mileage, road viewing..................... 42.85 Nov. 19, 1928. Per diem, 30 $3.00 per day.......... 90.00 Feb. 5, 1929. Mileage, road viewing..........____........... 50.05 Feb. 5, 1929. Per diem, 30 days at $3.00 per day............ 90.00 June 29, 1929. Per diem, 10 days each month from January to June, inclusive, at $3.00 per day........ 180.00 July 2, 1929. Mileage, road viewing, 2508 miles............250.76 TOTAL ..............................$1233.11 The total for all the commissioners for the fiscal year is $3717.38. Some of the claims were dated this July but the commissioners held over a few days to pass the old claims and they are for claims prior to July 1, 1929. Guess there is nothing peculiar about the per diem being exactly 10 days in each month since the first of the year. That's a good way to apportion it, anyway. Theri, �ne. would wonder about two men traveling exactly the same number of miles in viewing roads since January I, 1929. � But it seems to have-been done. Really, being a commissioner isn't such a-charity job after all. Special to the Democrat TAHLEQUAH, July*22.-Cherokee couftty [farmers. hav(e signed] agreements calling for shipment of more than a carload of dairy cattle into the county, following a meeting at the* courthouse here today, atended by 200 to 300 persons interested in dairy improvement and development in the erate through the co-operative asso-county. clarions over the states, it can only A. J. McDonald, of Springfield, Mo., through the education of the Frisco railroad dairy agent, principal farmers and help direct the market-speaker at the meeting, outlined a >nB-" plan which will enable farmers, aided "Our problem is not going to be by the county's banks, to bring high- one of tariff or regulating production; grade dairy cattle into the county, -it is to find a foreign market. Over several cows being taken by each 60 percent of our cotton is exported farmer entering the agreement. The and a large per cent of our corn and plan has been endorsed by- W.. W. wheat goes into foreign markets. Plac Hastings, congresman for this district, big a tariff on these commodities will and received the approval of Cherokee not help a single bit because we are county bankers. D. O. Scott, president shipping out and not in," Hastings of the Tahlequah chamber of com- stated. 1 merce sponsored the meeting. . In explaining the debenture, phase Those interested believe that two of the farm bill he said that a lot of full, carloads of dairy cattle may be people were simply, afraid ;of the word brought into the county; Similar ac- and had not studied 'the problems tivity in dairy development is already "There is a tariff of 42 cents a bushel under way in Muskogee county. -_---_i BISHOP CANNON SCORES WICKERSBAM'S LETTER Leader of Hoover Southern Campaign Says Dry Idea Is 'De- -featist' Statement. ' WASHINGTON, July 22.-They're cent suggestion of George W. Wick-ersham, chairman of President Hoo-vet's Kaw| enforcement commission, . for modification of national and state beinB given the manufacturer at pres. prohibition laws, drew fire from an I ent>"� congressman said, on wheat. The debenture would simply operate to issue certificates on all outgoing farm.products to the amount of one-half of the tariff. These certificates could be used in paying tariff on other incoming goods and the amount of the debenture certificate would simply be added to the price that would be paid by the consumer." "This is no more class legislation other than present tariffs that are put on manufactured goods and by which; hundredsof people are growing rich. It is simply turning back to the farmer a little of the protection that Is outstanding dry leader - today as the commission met for the first time in several weeks. - Bishop James Cannon, Jr., one of the leaders of the Hoover southern campaign, termed Wickersham's sug gestion for modification as a "defeatist" statement, said his intimation that state and national laws are not Hastings believes that eventually,a a board will be added to the present organization to buy up the farm products as they are placed on the market and feed them out gradually to', the home and foreign markets and in thla way stabilize the selling price. He says this will not materially increase the production in any one line of farm: enforceable is "premature" and hazy. WE since the board would equally prol and that it comes before any investi-'iert �"'"""�-� > gation is made. Cannon {approved Wickersham's proposal for further state co-operation but said that if any state fails to cooperate the government must.appropriate whatever amount of money ib necessary for enforcement "even if it shall require $100,000,000 or more annually." Cannon is the first among the dry organiaztion leaders to comment on the Wickersham letter to the gov-) ernor's conference which has caused such a furore, though in a general1 statement the Methodist board of temperance, prohibition and public morals took about the same position. This first utterance from a dry leader, however, was matched by continued silence on the part, of Wickersham and other .members of the commission who met here in secret session all day long. ':-, CASES FILED IN DISTRICT COURT, HERE RECENTLY , The following cases' were filed/ in district .court during the past weejt; . I Johnson Brown* y*,;Amy'B. Watto, courtf^ superintendent, asUng Vs-rgrad--*tm of pawra. J&tfo Helton, �**KWKr| for plaintiff; Aujpsta Couch vs. " ' " " Biaj-.of tect all 'lines. He is of the opinion that much good.; will come from the present farm r�W lief board and its pioneer work. Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Howard and;! children spent last Sunday with their, parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cunningham. -- Paul Allen of Muskogee was hv, town last week end. '' WHAT CAN I DO? i Join, the Chamber of Commerce; pay your dues; offer your services with a smile; speak well, of the town; look pleasant; clean up yow?:;|| premises; get the: dust off .{fit] shelves; brighten up the paint the front; clean up thftnyu,-^, and alleys; cut the weeds; say nk?fc things about your neighbors? port the churches; support: 'schools; work with them;:.teft visitor of all the., good things advantages of your town and we expect to accomplish tf SitifaiiMV^feiii^fc^s�a^liM .more,a,g^ ;