Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - March 8, 1929, Stilwell, Oklahoma
IThis Weekl Afoatr County Itemnnrat m VOLUME 32. ADAIR COUNTY'S LEADING NEWSPAPER STILWELL, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, MARQH 8, 1929. By Arthur Brisbane a bank for bankers, no arsenic/Please, f. r. usury unnecessary, invest, j)0 not gamble. In response to warnings from the Federal Reserve, hanks withdrew on Friday, $25,000,000 of call loans. The idea wnS to "discourage specula-lion." Thai speculation keeps hit! hanks and (heir gigantic profits alive, hut that is another story. IS BIG TOPIC OF Many Property Owners Do Not Understand About Cost per cent on $25,000,000 and made an additional 3 per cent on ahout four billions. Even a child on the farm could n-derstand that systematic usury must he harmful. Even as base a thing as a speculator, buying Amreican securities, should not be robbed toe systematically. THEREBY HANGS A TALE There was a man in our. town, and he was wondrous wise. He swore by all Hie gods above he would not advertise! But one day he did break this rule and thereby hangs a tale- The ad was set' in real small type, and headed "Sheriff's Sale." | Is Widely Known Local Man Who | Has Boon Associated with Stilwell Drug Store. It is probable that investigation of the Federal Reserve Banks, and its 'accidental or intentional promotion of bank profits, through usury, will follow the latest Federal Reserve accumulation, responsible for a loss, widely scattered, of three or more billions in a few hours. Why do not stock exchange men protect themselves and their customers from financial tyranny. They could establish a great hank, especially for their own purposes. Compelling brokers to make call loans at that bank, on conservative margins of security, at a fair interest rate, and dividing profits among stock exchange members, they might do something that the Federal Reserve evidently cannot do. Controlling a monopoly of call loans, they could sell $1,000,000,000 worth of slock in an hour. If a father to cure Ills children of overeating put arsenic in their food you would say "Something wrong, with that father-.". When a paternal Federal Reserve Board, mistaking itself for the nax iional government, to cure what it considers over-speculation, ruins thousands of investors, by forcing usurious interest rates, you say, "Something wrong with that Federal Reserve Board." The board is unnecessarily excited iibout four or five billion dolars of broker's loans. Learned financiers should realize that there is money in this count rv outside of bankers' control. Mr. Ecker, vice-president of the Metropolitan Life Company has shown thai Ihc income of the American wage earners is sixty billions of dollars a year. And they spend fifteen billions less than they earn. There has been a great deal of dis cussion about the paving proposition since the paving resolutions were passed by the Board of Trustees last week. An error^was made in writing out the- resolution for District No. 3. It was published to include, a block each way from Division street on Third Street. It should have been Second street. Tjhe Board passed a new resolution Wednesday making it Second instead of Third street. The engineer's estimate filed with Ihc Town Clerk places the maximum cost at $3.50 per square yard for Improvement District No. 1, which includes three blocks on Division street from Front street to Third. The pavement on this street is to he 50 feet wide and include a curb, necessary water and gas connection and man holes for sewers. There are 900 lineal feet of properly on this pari of the street. That make's a total of 1800 feet for both sides- of the street. With a total of 7000 sqaure yards of pavement at $3.50 per square yard, this makes the cost $13.01 per front fool. For a ^-foot lot the cost would be $330.25 with 10 years in which to pay, or a yearly cost of $33.03 with the inter-esl added. Contrary to rumor, the law provides thai bids cannot be in excess of the engineer's estimate, and .re-, cords show that bids are almost always lower than the estimate. These resolutions were passed by the Board of Trustees after4b.ey-b.ad. been presented" with a'petiuon signed by a number-oT prbfJcr'f?r owners asking that this action be taken. The resolution is one of two ways that paving may be started. The other way is to have a petition of 51 per cent of the property owners in area. Then the Board would ask for b'ds. Bond buyers do not favor this form of paving districts -since there is more danger of litigation, and they necessarily pay Jess for bonds of this sort than for bonds issued where the paving is started by an act of the Board of Trustees. --:-----_ It's usually the fellow- who doesn't advertise who can tell you that newspaper advertising doesn't, pay. Yes, and in the old home town there was an old maid who could tell, every mother in town just how children should be raised. FAIR DATES ARE SET BY BOAR Fair Will Be Held September 18, 19, 20, and 21; Plan Three District Fairs. At a meeting of the Executive Board of the Adair County Free Fail-Association held Wednesday night, it was decided to set the fair dales at September 18, 19, 20 and 21. D strict fairs will he held atWatls, Christie., and......Bunch.....as they were lasl year, according to announcement. Two new members were present to lake the place of resigned members. Abe Allison of Westville and-Olin Perkins of Stilwell were the new .members of the executive board as appointed by the County �Commissioners. The \executjve board is now composed of W. F. Langley, president, Harry B. Hay-man, secretary, Abe Allison, Charlie Wells, W. G. Wlvte, Bob Choate and Oli-i Perkins. ' These fifteen billions are three times the total of broker's loans. A nation that has every year 15 billions of spending money might borrow a third of its excess wealth for investment, or even for speculation, without making criminal usury _neccs-sary. Wall Street went to work fast week convinced that the world had not quite come to an end, and even a benevolent regulating Federal Reserve might be endured. Some for whom.this is the beginning of the Spring lamb season, tlie unhappy wiped-out mSnority t(hat tried the "faw down, go broke" experience, -will know better next time. Others will know better later. . Invest within your means, in America, and you 'get rich. Gamble here or anywhere, and gambling gets you, ''��-':.*' Lady De Bathe died recently at Monte Carlo, in her seventy^seventh year. As Mrs. Langtry, the Jersey Lily, she was known wherever the English language Is spoken. Her reputation was due largely* to her marvelous complexion, pink and ' white, NATURAL colors: Such complexions have gone1 out.. Even little girls are daubed and plastered. The man who refuses to adver Use because of his claim that people' don't read tho newspaper is usually about the first one to call-lite editor's attention to' an error at the bottom of .the t'olumn on the.' last pose. C. K..Wells has resigned his position with the Stilwell Drug Store and accepted work as a salesman of the Fletcher Motor Company, Ford dealers here. Mr. Wells has had wide experience as a salesman, having written life insurance and served as a rcp-resenlitli'vi- in the county for Kroh' Music Company of Muskogee. "In selecting a salesman and a representative to carry the message of the Model A Ford to the people of Adair counl;,, I don't believe it would be possible to find a man who has a wider acquaintance and wno has the confidence Of the people of Ihe county tiii'ii Mr. Wells," said Frank Patlon, manager, in commenting on the appointment of Mr. Wells "When I resigned my place with the Stjjlwell Drug store, i.t was my intention lo leave the county. The Fletcher Motor co ::pany made me rim attractive offer to sell a product that I rtviMy believed would come nearer meeting the needs of the county thru any other car. I have driven a_ Ford for several months and I know what it can do. I have lived in the county since 1904 and I,had raiher continue living here" said Mr. Wells in .commenting on ids new position. UNTIL THE NEXT ARRIVES Publishers of local newspapers, know full well that they deliver the advertising message to the real consumer as well or bet-dpr than'..any."other mediuh, even though, their scope of influence is limited. The local paper is the family paper, the weekly story of the community in type, and every '.member of the family reads it. The local paper is never thrown away until the next issue arrives lo take its place on the reading table., It is not a highly perishable product like some of the great metropolitan papers are. -Towa Press Bulletin. SENATE COURT GIVENJEFENSE Counsel for Suspended Chief Directs Attack at Three Major Impeachment Counts During Day's Hearing. NUMBER 5. to STILWELL Ten Years Ago This Week' Taken from the Files of the STANDARD-SENTINEL Fire of unknown origin destroy* cd the W. P. Goss home in thbl Chalk Bluff neighborhood Thursday! afternoon of last week. Loss vf&H>\ estimated as $2,000 with no insur* ance. '�''*�' * . # Hon. John C. Woolev of the Nil-, tional Anti-Saloon league announce es a lecture at the Methodist church'! next Wednesday night. * * * . W. II. Bradley announces for po-'l lice judge of the City of Stilvvell'.; subject to the Democratic primary j on March 18th. -. * * � + Announcement is made of the fact that a-cash .bonus of S60.00 will be J paid to all honorably discharged.; soldiers and sailors. MRS. W. R. McCLOUD A Commercial Club for Stilwell! Funeral service, Were held at Dutch Mills Wednesday for Mrs. W. Pi. McCiaud, age-50, who died at btr home at Prairie, Grove,: A''k-, 'rt^V day. 'SHt'was 'fhe'iiroflicr^bf G.T. Jones, of the Jones & Webber garage. She is survived by her husband f G. T. Jones ,of Stilwell and Bryan Leeof Prairie Grove; five daughters Mrs. Gertrude Bond of Joplin, Mo., Mrs. Mazell Van of El Paso, Texas, Miss Odessa Jones of San Antonio, Texas, Miss Mary Bear of Prairie Grove, and Miss Mildred Mackey of Pitcher. Okla., and a brother, J. A. Webber of Stilwell. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Roberts Undertaking parlor. ---_-S--- Knocking on wood or against your town won't bring you any good luck. Treat your customers right you'll always have some left* ;uid TWO NEW EMPLOYEES AT THE CONSOLIDATED STORE . 4)orman Young and Mrs. George trizley, both formerly. with, the Consolidated Store at Sallisaw, have been transferred to the store here. Mrs. Conrad Moore, who was formerly employed at the local store, has gone lo .Rcdlands, Okla., where she will assist her brother in the mercantile business. MRS. NARCISSUS LEATHER WOOD I. F. Roberts says its belter to die boosting than to live rusting.- Jake By A. V. M. JAKE INAUGURATES HOOVER! Mr. Si Perkins, Howdy. Whew! Jake he.had it one hard time Monday auguratin it Republican kind president. Start it off to VAfashinton lother day plenty time get it there for iireworks. Tell it all neighbor an all make it.'up'-dollar an half pay it Jake spences there an back. Want it Jake tell it Hoover stop worry bout farm relief an other things and augurate it Injun relief nother kind what donlt be so stingy wit it money. How can it Injun get it drunk thout it money? Jake he pack it up new shirt an pants an hat an start out. Take U dollar an half what neighbor make it up an also six bits what Jake he steal it from squaw. Catch it bus what run it bout six mile from Jake place. Bus goin all right till hit it mud then stop all once an stay. Mud soon givin top a that bus good bath an Jake too, so he cide got walk it on in Washinton. Jake he. hit it down road footback while an ...get'' it tired puliin foot ,outu mild .in stickin it back in gain and take to it woods; Easy walkin there. Jakri he get it to nex town all right and find it old friend Si Perkins in Stilwell an ole friend say it By Golly Jake, have it drink. .Take bo take it drink an then1 two more an then three more and then huiifit up bootlegger an buy it pint an holf wit it dollar an half an save it six bit go on Washinton. Jake he hunt it up ole Iriend Si Perkins gain an get it into i-rap game win it nother dollar an hall buy it more firewater. Drink it all that other up by this time. First thing Jake lie know ole friend iSi Perkins done won all a,that six bit. Jake he happy anyway an don't member hothin bout goin to Washinton augurate it Hoover, an so Jake he stay in Stilwell wit it Si. Jake he ;oon get it happy an tell it what all he gonna do it to Democrat when Hoover get it augurate an sheriff he get it sore at sompin Jake he say an take it Jake to jail. Jake bjLgp sleep an nex morula Tuesday so Hoover lie already augurate an Jake lie no there. Don't know how got' long thout Jake help it, but mus been somebody else there sides Jake what know how done: Neighbor see Jake in it jail Tuesday an Jake he* holler at neighbor an say make it up ten dollar get it jail outa Jake Oniourunner. Neighbor he say Jake Onionrunner owe it neighbor all dollar an half and neighbor ain't gonna give it, Jake nothin no . more. Gotta stay it in Jail. ""','. Uopin yo same, Mrs. Narcissus Leatherwood, 88 years old, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Adair, at 3:00 p. m. Wednesday. Funeral services were held at ihe home at two o'clock Thursday and burial was made in the New Hope cemetery. Rev. J. M. Haygood conducted the funeral. Arrangements were in charge of the Roberts Undertaking parlor. Mrs. Leatherwood is survived by four sons, Lee and LeQuill of Stilwell, Paylor of Tulsa and Bill of Ghelsa, and one daughter, Mrs. Ed Adair. . -:--:-_' ' A Commercial Club for Stilwell! Oklahoma City, March (>.-Impeachment charges alleging illegal employment of J. W. (Buck) Eld-ridge as an undercover man attached to Ihe bureau of criminal, investigation, incompetency and illegal, issuance of deficiency certificates to pay attorneys representing the supreme court in the O. 0. Owens contempt proceedings, were, successively, targets of Henry S. Johnston's legal'staff before the court of impeachment Wednesday. Counsel for the defense summoned witnesses to testify in behalf of the suspended governor that Eld-ridge's investigations in various com munities had been instrumental in procuring the resignations . of corrupt officials.... In combat ling the, incompetency charge, they introduced the testimony of a former deputy warden of the state penitentiary, Wallace Bond, and the warden, Dr. John Q. Newell, designed to show-that the institution fiafl operated more efficiently under Johnston's ad ministration than under any tohe Again leveling their lances at the charge, Ihe defense sumnioned Mrs May Kline, formerly of Alius, to deny that Mrs. O. O. Hammonds, Johnston's former confidential secretary, entered an agreement whereby she and Mrs. Kline would bring their influence lo bear for favor in exchange for a partnership in a projected con Inlet for the operation of a rock crusher at Granite. The prosecution has contended that Mrs. Hammonds exerted her influence over the governor destructive of his efficiency. The defense summoned Fred P. Branson, former chief justice of the supreme court, to testify that he ad vised -the governor that an emergency had arisen that .'warranted �the. issuance of deficiency certificates Marriage Licenses. Ijsalac Ad)air, Stilwell^ and Miiss; Akie Gonzales, Stilwell; Bud More-land, Evansville, Ark,, and Miss Lot-, tic Wilson, Evansville; Elias Mich-:, nel, Stilwell, and Miss Manda Sut^c ton, Stilwell; John Stevens, LjnolHS Ark., and Miss Nannie Jones, Lin-.| coin, Ark. Anchilla STansill, Pineyyl. and; Miss Dona Victory, Piiieyf Faught Mandlin, Westville, and Miss? Ethel Palonc, Westville. . " * * * District court convened Monday:^ with Judge E. B. Arnold presiding;* G. O. Grant, county attorney, RW,^; Holland, court clerk, Mose Critteq_f| deli, sheriff, Ray Gill, court stenOi^ graphcr, and John Dale, Bailiff, ar/e| the other attendants. .v^;' -A letter f^om Joln^A. Hogan,--Phem, Germany, says in part: "T^M best sport we boys over here haylj&j is deer hunting. One of my friends and myself went out hunting la^fe( Sunday and I killed a deer and my^ friend killed two wild bears. But* that is not good hunting for thl* country, for the deer are as plenti*i*| ful ion the hills here as the rabbits' are in our country." Mrs. W. M. Moore, aged 51, diedat| her home in south Stilwell last Fri-^ day. COLLUMS CONGRATULATES WHITE Last week we told our readers the story of the promotion of a former Stilwell boy, B. E. White, who accepted a position as assistant horticulture specialist at the Oklahoma A, & M. college, at Stillwater. .Others in 'Oklahoma have watched his rise with interest, but D.J}. Collums, former editor of the Standard-Sentinel, took time to write a letter of congratulation to Elmer's father. Mr. White, is proud of his son's record jand finally agreed to let us reprint the letter from Mr. "Collums. The letter is as follows: Mr. B. A. White, Stilwell, Oklahoma. Dear.sir and Friend: ' 1 A day or so ago 1 read in the state paper where Elmer had been promoted from his task as Farm Agent of Cherokee county to that of some faculty member of the A. & M. College at Stillwater. I want to ieonafcatulate him Ihroi^glv you, un,d at.the same time congratulate both yourself anil Mrs. White on the splendid Success which eonites to youiv children as the yel�rs come/ and go. We know in large measure what a- sacrifice and toil it was, on: your parts to give them the splendid opportunities of education, and then the extreme pleasure in seebig them climb on up the ladder of per-1 sonal �� success/ . No one: can be so mm m DICK SHEFFIELD TAKES FOREMAN'S PLACE*'! D. T. (Dick) Sheffield, who has" been a linotype operator on the M^s?; kogee Times Democrat for the past' two years, went'to. Pine Bluff thisi1 week to accept a place as foreman^ on the Pine Bluff Daily Graphic. Mr. Sheffield was an operate^, there two years ago and his pronio)^ tion is evidence of his ability as printer and operator. ';_ ' Mr. and Mrs. Sheffield arc foru^i Stilwell residents. Mrs. Sheffief will be remejtnbered as Miss Hi Woodruff, daughter of Mr. and Joe Woodruff. 1 MRS. LIZZIE CAMPBELL Funeral services were held at'^tji^' Echofn nenipfprv ThnrcHoir oftofnkfikti Echota cemetery Thursday afterniiiij for /Mrs. Lizzie Campbell, who: at her home in the Echota ponutit ty Tues/lay night. She was 65 y� of age and is survived by twq.