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Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - June 23, 1938, Stilwell, Oklahoma Bullette for Representative--End Machine Rule Wi- flip VOLUME Xtl STILWELL, ADAIR COTgNffl, OKLAHOMA THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1938 NUMBER 14 ATTEMPT MADE TO [FRAME BULLETTE PIERCE HAS GOOD RECORD WITH DEMOS Young Candidate's Platform Held Strictly to Reason; No Wild Promises i. ----o-i-- Earl Boyd Pierce, prominent Muskogee attorney, who is making the race for Congress from the second Congressional district of Oklahoma, is a native Oklahoman, having been born January 29, 1904, on a farm near Fort Gibson, Oklahoma. Pierce was educated in the schools of Fort Gibson, and latter attended Warner Agricultural College at Warner, Oklahoma; Stanton Military Academy in Virginia and the University of Oklahoma at Norman, where, in 1928, he graduated HIGH SCHOOL BAND PROGRAM AND PIE SUPPER IS SUCCESS UNION GRADE MEN TO MEET JUNE 28 TO STUDY CANNING A l^rge crowd attended the benefit program at the high school last" night at which pies were sold to obtain money for band uniforms. Many candidates attended. The band oueen was to have been chosen from four candidates, Misses Katherine Baker, Barbara Jean Carson, Josephine Dobbins and Betty Lou Smith. At press time the selection had not been made. -.-o- THOMAS SPEAKS TO LARGE CROWD HERE Senator Elmer Thomas, one the three leading candidates for the senate, spoke to a large crowd in Stilwell Thursday afternoon. His talk was well re-ceieved. Thomas has an active organization in Adair county. Press time prevents this newspaper carrying more of the Senator's address. A meeting is planned at the Union Grade school house Tuesday night, June 28, at 8 o'clock at which time plans will be made for the operation of a cooperative cannery, it was announced this week by Rev. A. A. Van Sickle. All farmers of the area are urged to attend. Arthur Essary, M. R. Mc-Spadden and several prominent farmers from Cherokee county who have had experience with canneries this type will be present to speak briefly. The Bunch community is pro-j gressive and as it is considered one of the best truck gardening areas in the state, a cannery will be of great value to the farmers in providing a market. ADAIR AIR Cleve. Bullette NKHOLS SHOW THE BIGGEST fLOP IN YEARS Only 2500 Muskogee Shoppers Appear to Hear Speaking; ] 10,000 Expected CHALK BLUFF GIRL IS DROWNED WHILE WADING IN CREEK W. S. KEYS LEADS IN STREET PQLL HKftE BY LARGE MAJORITY In a poll taken on the streets in Stilwell last week for the governors race, W. Si Key, one of the three outstanding candi* datefe, led here by 46 votes ovef his nearest opponent, it was announced by Bill Barker, Key's Adair county campaign Manager*........................."- ' � : The county was: Key; 84: Phillips, 3d; Murray, 22 and Walton 20. F. M. Scantlen eon* ducted the poll. , Monday afternoon, Key spoke representative, in,to a large audience in Stilwell. �*f W^S^.^SBSS^^^ reports that much in* lyTOing^^^^ The much-touted dedication of ihe rebuilt Muskogee post-offide, held in Muskogee Monday;-to which Rep. Jack Nichols had'! avo*wedly invited Jimmie Roosevelt, the president's.......son..! turned out to be the biggest political flop of the year as only 2506 people appeared to-: hear the.4speakers instead of the iO,(W)6 that were expected. State newspapers enjoyed a hearty chuckle at the second district congressman's attempt to. Obtain a "Nejw Deal Blessing" himself. Even a final des-Ite effort to drag in Joseph eenan, an assistant U. S Nancy Louella Davis, 15-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Davis, was drowned last Thursday, June 16, - while wading with two companions in Evansville credk near Chalk Bluff. The girl slipped into a deep hole and was unable to swim. Her companions ran for help but it was an hour before the girl's body was -recovered from the stream. She had lived at Chalk Bluff only a few months, moving there with her parents from Colorado. Funeral services were held at the Blackburn cemetery, .near Winslow, Ark., under the (directions of the Roberts funeral hpmeL ^^n^r^J � : - -5-�m " EDITOR IS ARRESTED BY Charges Are Dismissed After Probe; Luther Simmons Is Implicated w ing from a severe attack of the flu. ---;-0--,- Earl Boyd Pierce with the Degree of Law. Pierce is a veteran in the Democratic Party, having served for a time as President of the Muskogee County Young Democrats club. In 1928 and in 1936. he was chosen as a national speaker for the National Democratic Campaign Committee. In 1936, Pierce was appointed Chairman of the American Indian Division of the National Indian Committee, by Honorable L. W. Robert, Secretary of the National Democratic Campaign Committee. Called to Washington In March 1934, he Was chosen . as field representative for the N. R. A. in 31 eastern Oklahoma counties. In June of that year he was called to Oklahoma City to act as legal advisor to the State N. R. A. director He served in that capacity until February 1935, when the Washington office assigned him to Chicago where, until the end of the N. R. A., he participated in extensive trial work throughout the region, in the federal courts for the states of Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. After the invalidation of the N. R. A. by the Supreme Court, Pierce's efforts entitled him to be called to Washington to assist in the closing of that great �agency and in the writing of its history. When the work was completed in January 1937 Pierce was selected as an expert on procedure in the division of Accounts and Deposits in the .� in the United States Treasury, a position he sewed :'n until his services were requested by the Department of the Interior on the staff of the solicitor for the department. Here he remained until advancing to a position in the Department of Justice where he resigned last ' August to return home to seek the seat in Congress. Favors Better Pensions Pierce, in making this race for Congress, favors a national old age pension for all persons over 60 years of age. He favors . paying W. P. A. employees as much as is paid in adjoining .state's'-and in making wages in all counties ejqual. One of the strong planks in his platform is the rotation of non-relief jobs (Continued to page three) ents. Nor have I done anything to defame their characters. But after the Westville incident of last Thursday night, which you will read about in another column on this page, I am tempted to "blow the lid. off." When necessary,. I can throw mud with the best of them but I deplore these tactics. After the investigation by the sheriff and the acting county attorney of the charges brought against me, I was cleared and the whole thing was called a "frame-up" by men who are not interested in my race, nor in the races of my opponents. It is unfortunate that Luther Simmons allowed himself to become involved in such a sorry business. In this campaign, I have been kind to Mr. Simmons. At no time have I stressed the fact that he reeks with the odor of the Jones-Nichols machine. Nor have I said anything about his past life as a candidate and a citizen. I think I have leaned over backwards to be fair with him. But everybody knows he is the "hand-picked" county demo cratic chairman, chosen by the Jones . machine. Everybody knows, too, that he was put in the race by the "machine" for no other reason than to split the north end vote in order that I would be defeated. Ijt' a pretty sorry business and shall say no more about it. ^erefl^^fng'tSken TffTTey^i candidacy in Adair county. For the past several weeks he has been busy promoting his campaign here. MASONS LAY CORNERSTONE ON *JTY HALL Large Crowd Sees Impressive Ceremony; Many Visitors Attejnd My brooms continue to cause a lot of laughing. Bill Irvin was telling me this week of a story he heard about them. It seems a man said; "If Bullette is sent to the legislature he's going to sweep out the state house. But he can only use one broofti." "A lady sitting nearby said: "Well, I'll take one of them and help him by voting for him on July 12. Thanks, dear lady, I'll appreciate your support. FRY IS SET 1 WELLS IMPROVING C. K� Wells, who collapsed in the Christian church Sunday school last Sunday, is reported m**r general, fell flat when Xuftskogee He ?s suffS-" an wired thathehad "sore P"*" �t Muskogee. He is sutter- t and fever**. I . crowd that appeared at 1 post office building to hear e.speech of W. W. Howes, ah ' tant postmaster general 4n^i the only speaker, was the ti s u a 1 Monday afternoon aiMfet shoppers. Frantic at-tentbts by Muskogee postmaster Bobbie Roberts to *gear the show to High speed with a big parade andinany bands ended in futile sputterings and gestures over thfrtelelphone. Roberts stayed on the telephone all day Saturday trying to bring?bands from all-over the district to the Mus-kolee party. f^gOPes, a Nebraskan who was appointed to" Jihi TTarley*s staffs in 1934jv delivered a flowery commendation of Nichols. Mus-kogeeans who heard the speech delcared that "there was too much patting 011 the b-ick-it didn't sound right." -o- CHALK BLUFF TEAM WIN FROM PEAVINE Masons of Stilwell and this district Thursday afternoon laid the cornerstone of the new city hall which has been under construction for some months as a WPA project. A large crowd saw the impressive ceremony. Several visiting Masons from Westville, Sallisaw and Vian attended. The cornerstone lay- iD � , . . , ing program of the Masonic or- Bufflngton is covering part of �or,^0fi*� moD Tji ,0.ri^ ,,j.,the county on a'horse m his Peavine baseball team went to Chalk Bluff, Sunday to play their third game since organizing a baseball club. The game was in favor of Peavine with a score of 3-4, until the last half of the ninth when Peavine made an error costing two scores for Chalk Bluff. Peavine will go to Horn Sunday for a game. -0-- TWO USE HORSES Two candidates for county offices are making their campaigns on horseback. Owen "Hungry" ganization was well carried out by the members of Flint lodge No. 11 of Stilwell. , Jack Nichols, congressman from this district, spoke briefly. PIE SUPPER AT ~ FREEWATER SCHOOL Candidates are reminded of the pie supper and program at the Freewater school- Friday night (tonight) to which they are all invited. MARRIAGE LICENSE George Hensley, 22, to Miss Juanita Pruitt, 21, both of Stilwell. Watts Expects Hundreds - Guests to Attend Special Affair; Plenty of Fish of The citizens of Watts have set July 1 as the date of the big fish fry and entertainment and rapidly* completing plans race for sheriff and John B Welch is using a white horse in campaigning for court clerk. -:-0- AGED RESIDENT DIES William Alexander Holloway, 80, well "known resident of Adair county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Guess, last week. He was buried in the New Hope cemetery under the direction of the Roberts Funeral home. Rev. E. R. Hall of the First Christian church officiated. The funeral was held at the graveside and many friends and relatives attended. are wha^s^eaqpectedto be one of the bigest affairs in the town's history. The party will start at 7 p. m. in the city park. Music will be furnished by a good orchestra- the Oklahoma Boys-and there will be a loud speaker over which candidates may be allowed to speak briefly. Almost every citizen of Watts has been appointed to some committee and special duty and is busy working for the success of the big free party. AH money donated that night will go for the1 purchase of equipment for the Watts baseball team. Programs and tickets have been printed for the affair. As it is being well advertised, a crowd of several hundred persons is expected. There will be enough fish, the committeemen promise, to feed the entire audience and guests. During the evening there will be a fish story telling contest. To thd best story teller in the opinions of the judges will be awarded a complete fishing outfit. Watts promises plenty fihf Springs, Arkansas; AJ trough no reason was given for their action, it. is believed that Little, who was a former busi Cleve Bullette, editor of the Adair County Democrat and a candidate! for state representative, was the victim of what Acting County Attorney Pete Helton termed "a deliberate |_frame-up" at Westville Thursday night, June 16. Bullette was arrested on a change 0$ posse^ign^of, liquor by Bill Wilson, Westville cTeputjr sheriff, He was brought before Justice of the Peace 5Y. J. Foreman and made bond. After ah* investigation by Sheriff John Ferguson, charges against the editor, who has been outspoken in his fight against the Jones-Nichols political "machine, were dismissed. Ferguson deiclared: "I'm not for Earl Boyd Pierce, Jack Nichols, 6r anybody else, but I'm not going to have this kind of stuff going on during my administration." Is Leading Candidate Bullette, considered to be the leading candidate for state representative, had been campaigning in the north end of. the county last Thursday. He attended a /speaking .at the Wagnon school Thursday night and gave a friend a ride t& the speaking. The friend was arrested, taken from his car, and i*�eJ^d^.Bj^te drove Otl from Wagnon school, Westville, to the city Hall, and was finally overtaken and arrested by Wilson a mile west of Westville. On June 10, Bullette spoke briefly in Westville over a loud speaker. Finishing his talk, he. was accosted on the streets by Wilson and warned "not to-print any more lines about Jack ' Nichols or else stay out of Westville." Use Simmons' Car Bullette the next Week continued to wage war oh the Jones-Nichols machine, disregarding the warning. On the night of June 16, Wilson was heard to ask if Bullettel would be at the Wagnon speaking. Informed that he probably would be, Wilson said he would "get him", according to reliable reports. '. .� Luther Simmons,. Westville, was brought into the "frame-up" when Wilson made known his plans and asked to borrow his car. Wilson used Simmons' car to take Bullette's friend from Wagnon school to the: highway where he was released. In the meantime, Bullette had started on home. Simmons' car was then used to overtake Bullette and arrest him. Simmons also is a candidate for state representative. Sheriff Ferguson and his deputy -Billy Marrs ma d e thorough investigations of the charges and finding t ha t Bullette had no liquor in his car recommended that charges be dismissed.' Bullette was undecided' this week whether to file any counter charges. He would, he - said, wait and see how things turned out before taking any action, Frieinds urged him to file various charges from searching a car without a warrant to false arrest. Several candidate have become involved in the/ trouble fearing that it would cause friction between north end and south end candidates^ Bullette assured every candidate that none were involved whatever ^except he and Simmons and that no on#: else could be held responsible;; for the attempt to'frame him. ness man of Sttpam Springs heMh a burial policy; with - a funeral/ home' of that city. 1 - s ;