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Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - March 24, 1938, Stilwell, Oklahoma FRIDAY, MARCH 25, IS KCS-FFA DAY IN STILWELL; COME � w. rt. U* fNafcturitial SOiUtf VOLUME XLI STILWELL, ADAIR COUffTY, OKLAHOMA THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 1938 NUMBER 1 2S0 PERSONS WILL ATTEND KCSJTA DAY Chamber of Commerce Completes Plans for Gala Event; Free Picture Show THE KCS COMES TO Scores of guest's will be in Stilwell Friday to attend the KCS-FFA banquet and celebration that is being sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. The program will start with a band concert in the afternoon in front of the Eagle theater, where A. J. Emerson and the Stilwell high school band will play. Following the concert, the, FFA boys, their fathers and other guests of the C. of C. will be entertained with a picture show. The show is being sponsored by the Kansas Cilty Southern and of course is free. The railroad was anxious to take a part in the affair and has provided a Joe C. Scott lively show including comics and �cartoons. Following the show, the party will go to the high 'school gymnasium for the banquet. There The KCS-FFA Program - Morning - Stilwell C. of C. Entertains KCS Officials County Tour - J. W. Holt and E. J. Campbell. Fitehing Trip - C. L. Fletcher and C. J. Carson. School Entertainment - E. B. Brown. 4-H Club Demonstration at the Court House -Afternoon- Free Picture Show - 1 p. m. (Sponsored by K. C. S.) 4-H Club Demonstration at the House Throughout Afternoon -Evening- Banquet at 7:30 The men shown above are three of t|he Kansas City Southern officials who are helping the Chamber of Commerce sponsor the entertainment for the FFA boys and their dads Friday. Left to right they are: Mr. C. E. Johnston, president of the Kansas City Southern who suggested the plan. Burris A. Talbert is the line's agricultural agent, appointed last year and a pop- BURR1S A. TALBERT r officer. Thiird man is J.iO. Hamilton, assistant gfflieral freight agent, who w! Il be the KCS' speaker at th i banquet to be held at th j high school gymnasium. LARGEST, MOST MODERN LOCOMOTIVES FOR KANSAS CITY SOUTHERN > This big fellow js one of fen new fast freight locomotives just built for the Kansas City Southern Railway. Three are now in service and others are on the way from the builders. All ten tehould be in regular operation sooir. The locomotives are of the 2-10-4 class which, in raijroad parlance, designates the number of wheels and fheir arrange- llpii ment. Each engine is more than 112 feet loqg and weighs about 871,000 pounds, yet is capable xit sustained high speed. The driving wheeBS are 70 inches in diameter, the tractive effort is ,93,000 pounds, which means that one of these rail giants can pull a train of more than 100 heavily loaded freight cars on level track. Five of fhe locomotives are ! oil burners and five are coal , burners. The tenders are un-, usually large - the tank itself being about 45 feet long, with a capacity of 21,000 gallons of water aqd 25 tonfc of coal or, or the iC|H burners, .3,500 gaUoiis^of, oil Thus sufficient fuel and water may be carried over the average operating district without stopping to replenish the supply. Winter comfort for the engine crew is assured by a vestibule-type cab - new in this territory -which is completely enclosed during cold weather. The locomotives are said to be the largest and most modern ever to operate in this section. will be a good musical program and a few speakers.  Prihcipal guest of the FFA boys is Joe Q. Scott, president 'of the state board of agriculture, who will make an address. Other state officials will probably attend. Following Mr. Scott, Mr. J. O. Hamilton, assistant freight traffic manage for the KCS, will speak. J. M. Salter, the line's treasurer, and Burris Talbert, agricultural agent, will speak 'briefly. About 20 of the Kansas City Southern's officials are planning on attending. They will come from Kansas City, Fort Smith, Heavener and Pittsburg, Kansas. Chamber of Commerce men from Siloam Springs, Muskogee and Fort Smith will be present. The FFA has invited several persons from Tahlequah, West-villle, Sallisaw and Watts. During the banquet, the Warner quartet will entertain wiith several numbers. This organization has, proven popular. A string band also will play. The FFA banquet is an annual- affair, in Stilwell but this is the first time it has eve* been sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. T&e affair is attracf-(Continued to page three) ADAIR AIR Cleve Bullette Well, I guess I'll let everybody down easy this week and not "pop off" too much about the coming school election. The personalities involved are all above question so there is really no use in throwing a lot of mud. The "machine" has been awfully quiet the past week, I am told. In fact one party said that "it has pulled in its earls." This means, I presume, that there will be no knock-down, drag-out fight for the two offices. The machine would be wise to content itself with the WPA, NYA, CCC nd ETC. But, on the other hand, the majority of the school board has worked it info a position behind the eight ball. Unless it does win this election, therls going to be a lot of "losing faces." The machine has admitted this. It may be the beginning of the end for it. �    There are four more days to go before the campaign comes to a head so those of you who like a no-holds-barred fight may yet see some fun. The Burnett-West side has amunition galore �jf? they choose to ulse it. ' The McGee- camp and the Allison camp haven't taken* me into their conferences so I don't know what they plan. Both sides probably will do some hand bill pot shotting. * * * * From all indications, as near as I can judge from talking to observers, West and Mrs. Burnett will win easily. Maybe I've just been talking to one side, but it looks to rne like Boyd and Abe are going to have pretty heavy "protest" vote against the machine which these two men will have to carry whether they deserve it or not. The reason can be expressed in a question: "Why did Abe have Mrs. Jones sit in on school board meetings? You hear that question a dozen times a day.     The Democrat is credited by the majority of the sphool board, Mr. Fleming and Mrs. Burnett, with "getting prompt action" on the NYA building last week Yes, work on it has finally started and Charles Downing is the supervisor. The school board says that the parties holding up the building couldn't stand the publicity and quickly withdrew their objection to Downing. How ever it was, we're glad that the building is going up BATTLE LINES DRAWN FOR SCHOOL VOTE Boyd McGee to Oppose Mrs. J. E. Burnett: Abe Allison to Oppose Gus West J. B. MILLS More of the Kansas City Southern's fami 1 y. Mr. Hoch, Kansas City, is assistant freight traffic manager. Mr. Wood is the vice president in charge of traffic, 6. & WOOD and Mr. Mills is the freight traffic manager. They plan to arrive in Stilwell in a special car early Friday and to attend the KCS-FFA banquet at the high school C. P. HOCH gymnasium in the evening. *" three men are well All known Kansas lines. People of the Stilwell school district watched with interest this week the formation of bat-lie lines for the school election to- be held between 2 and 4 o'clock at the grade school next Tuesday at which time a director and a member will be elected. Mrs. J. E. Burnett and Boyd McGee are running for the member position. Mrs. Burnett must be elected this year in oi'der to serve the remainder of her husband's term to which she was appointed following his sudden death last December 16. Believing that Mr. Burnett had several good ideas along school lines, she is anxious to continue in his post for a year. Rumors that Mrs. Burnett would resign after she was elected in favor of some one else were scotched Thursday. She emphatically declared that she 'won't resign and won't; move out to my farm." There has been Borne talk to the effect that she would move back to her farm in the spring thus taking her out of the district. This, she declares, is not true. The regular position on the school board, that of director, is being contested by Gus West, prominent farmer, and Abe Al-"ison, proprietor of the Crescent Drug Store. Allison was appointed to the school board by Burnett and J. W. Holt when Holt resigned over a year ago. He has never ran for office. West' is known as a substantial'farmer and businessman' H$9 many friends predict suc-jteg^tonr itt'hisr first BchBtd board. venture; The voting/will begin at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and. will continue until 4 o'clock. Everyone of legal age, living in the district, is entitled to a vote. According to school laws, it is not necessary to be registered with either major party to be a voter. -o- NEW PROJECT The District Health Unit has been informed by the state office that the Community Sanitation Program, building of sanitary fly-proof outbuildings will be resumed in Adair county in the near future. Anyone desiring a sanitary outbuilding, leave name and address at Health office at Stilwell. REVIVAL AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH GOES INTO SECOND WEEK up and down the City Southern's KCS HAS INTERESTING HJSTORY By Cecil H. Taylor The Kansas City Southern Railway Company originated in the Kansas City Suburban Belt RailrOad, of Kansas City, Missouri, with Arthur Stilwell as the moving-force. The "belt line" was incorporated under the laws of Missouri in 1887, with E. L. Martin as President. Operation began in 1890 and, later, through consolidation and further construction, the road was extended westward across the Kaw river into the Argentine district of Kansas City, Kansas, and eastward to Independence, Missouri, With, some forty' miles-'of main line, it connected with all other lines in Kansas City and served the packing houses, ele- vators, stock yards and other industries. With terminal facilities thus secured in Kansas City, it was proposed to tap the coal fields to the south. Accordingly, the Kansas City, Nevada and Ft. Smith Railroad Company was organized by Stilwell and his associates, in 1889, and the . line .was completed to Hume, Missouri, 81 miles sOuth of Kansas 'City, ita October, 1891. But Stilwell visiOned a railroad extending from Kansas City to the Gulf of Mexico, to afford a short ibjite. from the Middle Westtodeep* water. Thus, In 1893, the line was reorganized as the Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad. The general depression throughout the country at that time made progress difficult, but the road managed to push on and was completed to Joplin, Missouri, in August, 1893. In October of that year, the Kansas Ctty, Ft. Smith and Southern Railway was purchased. This line, known! as the "Splitlog," for Mathias Splitlog, a wealthy Wyandotte Indian who financed its building, ran from Joplin, Missouri, to Sulphur Springs, Arkansas, a distance of 60 mles. The Texarkana and Ft. Smith Railway, extending from Texarkana, Arkansas-Texas, north to Little River, twenty miles, had already been acquired in (Continued to page three) The interest in the revival at the Baptist church continues to grow. The sermons by Evangel ist C. M. Curb are interesting, The two choirs led by Charles Watkins are furnishing music Some nights the crowd could not find seats. J. D. Watkins pastor of the West'ville church accompanied a large delegation two nights. Next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. R. H. Rust wi� baptize at Chalk Bluff. There are forty to be baptized. --o-----.. A. L. CRABLE VISITS ADAIR COUNTY FOR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT A. L. Crable, state superintendent of public instruction, spoke at the Union Grade school Wednesday night to a large audience, He was the guest of the superintendent and school board. Crable said that it) was the first time he had ever been in Adair county and that he thought the country beautiful. SUMMERS RETURNS Rev L. C. Summers returned Tuesday from Vihita where he presided at a meeting of the Vinita district of directors of adult work for the Methodist!their ffrade� is heiW mitr church. He * chairman of the|^%|re^de^^ HURT IN WRECK Orville Patterson and Haskell Williams were badly cut and bruised Monday afternoon when the car in which they were riding over-turned at the Y north of Stilwell. The car, a Chevrolet coupe, was badly damaged. Both men were treated by Dr. R. M. Church and are reported recovering. Cause of the accident was not known. County School Notes Mr.; Edgar E. Harris, State Rural School Supervisor, was in the county last Wednesday inspecting the. rural school with the county usperintendent. A letter from our congressman Jack Nichols says the president has approved the WPA project for a new stone school house for Starr school district 37, in the amunt of $2,149. New building projects are in progress at Green and CheweyY Repair and improvement pro* ject's are going at Dahlonegah, Proctor and Peavine. All but & few districts have projects finished or approved. Continuation of school termv in the form of remedial teaching and community ^work such as gardening, club work, etc., along with remedial teaching to bring pupils up to standard -M district. | . (Continued on page four) ;