Adair County Democrat Newspaper Archives

- Page 1

Issue Date:
Pages Available: 4

About Adair County Democrat

  • Publication Name: Adair County Democrat
  • Location: Stilwell, Oklahoma
  • Pages Available: 2,469
  • Years Available: 1928 - 1938
Learn More About This Publication


  • 2.17+ Billion Articles and Growing Everyday!
  • More Than 400 Years of Papers. From 1607 to Today!
  • Articles Covering 50 U.S.States + 22 Other Countries
  • Powerful, Time Saving Search Features!
Find Your Ancestors Now

View Sample Pages : Adair County Democrat, May 05, 1938

Get Access to These Newspapers Plus 2.17+ Billion Other Articles

OCR Text

Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - May 5, 1938, Stilwell, Oklahoma ADAIR SINGING CONVENTION IS SUCCESSFUL The Adair County Singing Convenfion held at Westville high school May 1, was attended by a large crowd. The house was called to order by President Marion Gregg. ' The opening song was led by Marion Gregg of Westville. One song led by each of the following: Wallace Parnell of West Fork, Ark.; Charlie Riggs of Muskogee; Valley Snyder of Westville; Parnell Quartet of West Fork, Ark.; Rasmus Hummingbird, Stilwell; Grady Rogers of Proctor; Floyd Pitts, of Marr Town, Ark.; Mr. Maxey of Searcy, Ark.; Skake Hogner, Stilwell; Lee Jones of Prairie Grove, Arkansas. The folowing officers were elected for the coming year: President, Skake Hogner; Vice-ipresidenf, Edith Henley; Secretary-treasurer Marion Gregg. One song led by Marion Gregg, of Westville. One song led by Sid Hill of Stilwell. One number by Riggs Quartet of Muskogee. One song led "by Mrs. Bertha Van Horn of Fayetteville, Ark. Weleome address by Mark Dea-aon of Westville. One number by each of the following: Mr, Williams, Tahlequah; Sunshine Quartet of Muskogee; Mr. Boen. Muskogee; Miss Bethel Parnell of West Fork, Ark. Closing song was led by Marion Gregg. Adr journment for lunch. Afternoon Program Opening song was led by Skake Hogner. One song directed by each of the following: W. A. Murphrey of Lincoln, Ark.; Marion Gregg, Westville; Ollie Hightower, Sallisaw; Zelma -Hogner fiogi�*iv~ Barber;. BartJ Russell, Prairie Grove, Ark.; Parnell Quartet, West Fork, Ark.; Grady Rogers, Proctor; Mr. Riggs, Muskogee; Lee Jones of Prairie Grove; Jeff Adcock, Tahlequah; Mr. Maxey, Searcy; Lee Lattie, Marr Town; and Ross O'Neal. Quartet arranged by Ned Hogner of Barber. One song led by Wallace Parnell, West Fork; Val Davis, West Fork; J. T. Dugger, Fayetteville; Quartet arranged by Grady Rogers of Proctor; One song by Sunshine Quartet, Muskogee; Quartet arranged by Mr. Maxey. One song led by each of the following: Bethel Parnell, West Fork; Riggs Quartet, Muskogee; Homer Williams, Tahlequah; Harve Lewis, Chewey and Cicero Six-killer, Stilwell. The closing song was led by Skake Hogner. -o-- SCOUTS ON HIKE TO BARON FORK Friday afternoon Boy Scouts of Troop 44, Stilwell, went on their first over-night hike for this year. Twenty-one scouts, under the leadership of Scoutmaster Fred Machesney, made the trip. The group went to Baron Fork Creek, spent the night, and returned Saturday. While on the outing, beside having a good time fishing, participating- in outdoor games, many of the scouts passed various tests towards a higher rank. Some of the requirements which they completed included cooking, signaling and nature study. Several reports received, indicate the scouts get just, as much fun and pleasure in working for advancement as they do in strict play. According to Assistant Scoutmaster Preston Woodruff more hikes are contemplated during the summer.^ By attending the weekly scout meetings which are held at 7:15 in the District Couri room, all scouts can get detailed information concerning these hikes, and also improve themselves in scouting. FALSE REPORT SAYS SHERIFF A report in a Muskogee paper Wednesday night that Sheriff John Ferguson would resign his office and support Earl Boyd Pierce of Muskogee for congress is untrue, the sheriff said Thursday. "I think Pierce is a fine fellow," Ferguson said, "But somebody got their wires crossed. I haven't talked to Pierce for six months." Ferguson repeated that there was nothing to the report and said that he was going a,head with his race for sheriff. He is seeking a second term on the democratic ticket. MORE MEN THROW HATS INTO POLITICAL RING MARRIAGE LICENSES Leslie Richards, 24. Christine Whitfield* 19, both of Stilwell.'; .: Robert Knight, 26, Flossie Belle Helton, 18,.both of Stilwell. Five men pitched their hats into the political ring since last, aspiring to various offices. John B. Welch filed for court clerk, which in all probability will inject a shot of pep-info that race. The incmbent, Jum Danenberg, is running for reelection. Others to file are: county attorney, Joe M. Lynch, democrat; treasurer, Qecil H. White, democrat ; court clerk, Felix B. Eads, democrat; commissioner, district 1, Bob Meadows, republican, peace justice, E. D. Morris, D. SHERIFF SOLVES THEFTJ)F RUGS One of Christian Church Rags Recovered; Charges To Be Filed Soon   * . After some weeks of searching, Jterff� iFphw^Fer^l^n Tue�6T^ 8otveir the" mystery of the missing Christian church rugs when he recovered one of them in a farm house near Stilwell. The church lost two rugs, one right affer another, several weeks ago. Ferguson also apprehended two men, Roy Thompson and his brother, Chleo Thompson, whom he charged with chicken theft. Roy is also charged with stealing hogs. They waived preliminary hearings and were bound over to dirtrict court. Sheriff Ferguson said that he would file more charges soon against the persons who stole the rugs from the church, as he knows their identity. -O-!- BULLETTE IN WESTVILLE Cleve Bullette, edifor of the Adair County Democrat and a democratic candidate for state representative, visited friends in Westville and Watts this week. Bullefte recently started a small berry farm near Baron and will be in the northern part of the county much this spring. -o- KEY MEN HERE A Camp Bond, Muskogee county attorney, and Cole Wil-iams, Muskogee, both representatives of W. S. Key in his candidacy for governor, were in Stilwell Tuesday. Willianis is Key's Muskogee county campaign manager. Bill Barker is the Adair county manager. ' -O-:- CARNIVAL COMING ^ A carjiival, with ferris wheels, merrygorounds and other rides and attractions, is scheduled to; anpea at the city picnic grounds' all next week.-It is the Shugart Show and will be the first of its* kind to be held in Stilwell in many years. SHIPPING BERRIES Reese and Etheridge, produce brokers, have been shipping strawberries to Kansas City by truclT where they have been drawing prices at around $3 per crate. The berries are carried in the company's trucks. �-;-o- J. E. McCtENDON RUNNING J. E, McOlendon,'Proctor, has fihjd for cbuiity commissioner on the Republican ticket and. if opening tts/campaign;- He, /has {been in StiWeJl much recently* OIL TEST IS GOING DOWN Arkansas Company Hopes to Strike Wilcox Sand at About 500 Feet Business men and oii operators in Tulsa and Arkansas are watching the sinking of a test well by Alexander, Byers and Cole of Alma, Ark., on a site five miles west of Stilwell. The well sefs in the SE 1-4 of NE 1-4 of Section 31. � Although the site was selected about seven weeks ago, only two weeks of actually drilling have been put in, G. T. Risher, the driller in charge, said this week. A Keystone rig is being used. The well already has been sunk about 100 feet. Risher, who with his son, F. G. Risher, Jr., is sinking the �ell for the Arkansas concern, did not know what sand was an* ticipated. He said fhtre ware, strong indications of. striking Wilcox or Turkey Mountain sand at a possible depth of from 800 to 800 .feet. Shallow wells in sitnflar a/eaft have been know to come in with a production of 5t'0 to 600 barren's a day, Risher said. Similar \yells brought in recently new Ketchum, Okla., have been good producers.; ' -Work has  iyeelr^' tetwporltriiy autfrended .on the Maddox well va ar Titanic. -:-o-1-:-r> ADAIR CGC-ID BOYS TROMP ON TAHLEQUAH AND SEQUOYAH COUNTY SIMMONS ENTERS RACE Luther Simmons, Westville, this week entered the race for state representative. The democratic county chairman, he has made other races in the county being defeated by Ed Wood, republican, for county assessor. A\so in this race are E. B. Arnold, the incumbent, Frank Adair, who has held the office several terms, and Cleve Blillette. Bullette is a newspaper man and a new comer in Adair county politics. The CCC-ID has a first class baseball team this spring, it was reported by Alex Sunday, after the Adair county boys had tromped on Tahlequah 36 fo 9 and then on Sequoyah county 15 to 1. Adair county has a fast, hard hitting team, Sunday said, and they took forward to a good season. In a short time, he said, the team will have suits and better equipment. The Indian string band is also getting along well. It has many invitations to play. Sunday said that plans were being made to buy uniforms for the band men also. SIGN UP TO START ON NEW 1938 SOIL CONSERVATION WORK The 1938 sign-up for 1938 Soil Conservation Program will get underway in Adair county on Monday morning, May 9th, beginning at the Green Valley school house in the morning, at Watt's in the afternoon, followed by dates at Proctor Station, Westville and Union Grade school. - The dates for the places named are as follows: May 9, Green Valley school at 9:00 a. nu to 12:00 noon. May-9, Watts, city hall, 1:00 p. m. to 6:00 p. m. May 10, Proctor Station, 8:30 a. to. fo 5:00 p. m. "May 11, Westville, 8:30 a. m. to 6100 p. m. May 12, Union Grade, 8:30 a. m. to 5:00 p. m. Beginning May 13 at Stilwell until further notice. ^ All new signers must have signed a 1937 coverage work sheet before May 16,, 1938. -M. R. McSpadden, Cbunty Agent.. - -----O JUDGMENTS FROM DISTRICT COURT CecO Cantrell vs. Ruby Canf-rell..Pivorce. Plaintiff' awarded custody of minor child; > FARM TENANTS, OWNERS MEET i? - Attempt is Made to Promote 1 More Friendly Relationships with Farmers 1 By M. R. McSpadden . |0n April 27, a joint meeting wftfl held hr the Court Room at Stilwell, by the Farm-Landlord Tenant committees representing the Landlords and tenants of Adair county. [County Agent M. R. MsSpad^ den presided and the principal address was made by H. A. Graham, Supervisor, Landlord-Tenant Relationships Project, Stillwater. JThe committe members pres-�5i included: Mr. and Mrs. T-.-M* Shipley, Watts; L. H. Jones and Elbert Sheffield, Westville; Gus West, J. B. Johnson, J. A. Garret, Everett Hawes, Arthur Es-sary, Mrs. U. M. Brown, G. E. Payne and Henry Shannon of Stilwell and J. D. Hornsby of Wauhillau. The purpose of the organization is to create and promote a more friendly and profitable relationship between tenant and landlord by discussing the problems and difficulties of each in separate meetings and from those discussions, select those problems most frequently encountered by tenants and landlords and recommend methods for their solution. At this meeting the joint committee, represent both landlords and tenant's, offered the following recommendations for the general improvement of the relationship between landlords and tenants in Adair county: The constant moving and feeling of insecurity on part of the tenants are not conductive to the best farming or the preservation of the landlord's property. 1. The rental agreement should first of all be fair and equitable. 2. Written agreements are favored because it is good business and will make a clear and definite understanding possible. 3. A trial period from one to two years is very important for landlord and tenant before entering into a long, term lease. 4. A.-written notice on or before July 1 by either' party should be a fair date of notification where a satisfactory re* lationship has been established. 5. Where th^-relaUomhipiiS mutually satisfactory- between* landlord and tenant, a rental' agreement for longer than one year is recommended. An annual termination clause, however, should be added for the benefit and protection of both parties.  - 6. A simple written memorandum of understanding on rental agreements should be conducive to better relationship and understanding between landlord and tenant. 7. A simplified and workable plan of. compensation for both landlord and tenant should be � (Coj^iiiued to Pago, two) ATKERSON TO TULSA Jeff D. Atkerson, cashier of the Bank of Commerce, is attending a state wide bankers convention in Tulsa this weekend. He left Stilwell Thursday. � -0- CECIL WHITE FILES Cecil H. White, Greasy district school teacher, this week filed on the democratic ticket for county treasurer. With the incumbent, Bill Langley, this makes two in the race. -o--- we'll wait a few days. SpeaWiW of hoeing, it's the first* I've doif& .-.... (Cbntinued to Page jlwo) > GRADUATION EXERCISE SET F0RMAY 8 Junior-Senior Banquet Is Held Thursday; Assemblies Planned Final school activities began Thursday night with the junior-senior banquet, prepared by the home economics classes. The banquet wa)s carried out with the Southern Plantation motifJ Rev. L. C. Summers, Methodist minister, will deliver the baccalaurete sermon Sunday evening, May 8 at 8 o'clock. Eighth Grade graduation will be held Tuesday evening, May 10 with Supt. E. B. Brown delivering the diplomas. There will be two special assemblies next week. The first is an Award Assembly at 10 o'clock Tuesday when letters and awards will be presented to students showing outstanding work in athletics and band. The second is the Senior Class Day program. This will be held in the high school, auditorium at, 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. Members of the 1938 graduating class are Edward Caldwell, Frank F. Hudgins, Thomas James Carson, Wendell Ray Burnett, J. L. Hallford, Joseph Alfred Southworth. John Joseph Mitchell, Mabel Maxine Sears, Mary Lucille Gordon, LaVerne Cprley, Jewell Louise Reed, Kathryn Darlene Baker, Ruby Harris, Lee Edna Hassell, Cle-ora Dougherty, Leland Clay McGee, Ahniwake Lucille McKee, Geraldine Johnson, Emma Mildred Burnett, Billy Jo Reed, Evelyn Louise Doherty, Gertrude Cornelius, James Milton Bennett, Sidney D. Chuich, Roger Karl Kelley, James Boyd Patterson,, Glen^ J^bins, Jesse David ^lakemore, Dbugla8'�li0yd" Baker, Arlin Tackett, Ruth Stovall, Mary Marie Gaines, T. F. I�clland, Jr., William Lee Story, Hazel Viola Rogers, Vera Redbird, Frank Coon, Mildred Bennett, Jesse ulankenship, Juanita Bruner, and Oi'i'edalil Whitehorn. Alfred Southworlh is Valj dictoiian and Tom Carson U Salutatorian. --o- JOHN B. WELCH IN RACE FOR CLERK John B. Welch, self styled "tie-hacker" of the south part of the county, this week entered fhe race for court clerk. He will make a thorough campaign, he said. His opponents are the incumbent, "Jum" Dannenberg and "Bud" Eads. LARGE AUDIENCES ARE DELIGHTED BY SENIOR PLAYERS PERFORMANCE The Senior Players, under fhe direction of Mrs. A. Maude Drake-Bingham, successfully presented James Montgomery's three act play "Nothing But The Truth" at the high school auditorium the afternoon and evening of April 29. Both performances were played to packed houses. Pro-ceedb are to be used to purchase a class memorial, it was announced. The play was laid in the office and home of a rich broker and dealt with the attempts of a young partner of the firm, Ray Burnett, to tell the truth for 24 hours. Many hilarious scenes developed. The entire cagt turned in an excellent performance. The cast: Mr. Van Dusen-Tom Carson; E. M. Ralston-Clay McGee; Bishop Doran-Alfred South-worth; Richard Donnelly-r-J. L. Hallford; Robert Bennett--Ray Burnett; Mrs. Ralston-Maxine Sears; Gwendolyn Ralston,^-Vera Mae Redbird; Ethel Clark ^-Geraldine Johnson; Mabel Jackson - La? Verne Corley.j Marth-Billy Jo Reed. 1 Personhel--Strmg Band: Jack Smith, Douil^Bakjer^^ Darjene Baker, Haskell Young, Johnnie and Bruce Miller. Senior Qu^rtefc-rJuanlta BruS* ar, Offendahl Whitehorn, Ruth Stovall and Hazel Rogers, ;