Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - May 12, 1938, Stilwell, Oklahoma
HlAturtcd 80*1 VOLUME XLI STILWELL, ADAIR COUftTY, QKLAHOMA THURSDAY, MAY 12, 1938 NUMBER 8 SENIORS BID ADIEU TO OLD STILWELL MI Forty-one-Graduate In Class of 1938; Week of Functions Keeps Them Busy Thursday night's commencement exercises, held at the high school auditorium with Mr. John Vaughn of Tahlequah as the principle speaker, concluded ' school activities in Stilwell for! the year as 41 seniors received 1 their diplomas and graduated. I The week has been filled with ! activity for the graduating1 seniors. Last Sunday the Baccalaureate service was held with Rev. L. C. Summers making the talk. Monday was the day of the award assembly at which time letters .were awarded for athletics and band. Tuesday, the 8th grade promotion exercises were held before a large and appreciative audience. Wednesday was class day for the seniors. At an assejmbly in the afternoon an excellent program was put on. Alfred Southworth, the valedictorian, and Tom Carson, the saluta-torian, made addresses. The class reading was given by Hazel Rogers and Juanita Brun-er sang a solo. Ray Burnett read the class history. A musical number was given by Douglas and Darlene Baker. An astrological forecast was made by Lucille Gordon and the class poem was read by J. L. Halford. The senior quartet, composed of Juanita Bruner, Ruth St'o-vall, Offedahl Whitehorn and Vera Mae Redbird, sang a number. Carl Kelly was pronounced the class grumbler while Lee Story read fhe class prophesy. The class will wa8 read by Ahniwake McKee. The seniors had a great time and for a week they have held the town's spotlight. With the passing of this week, they wil' bid their old school adieu. BILL S. ATCHLEY ENTERS RACE AS FILING CONTINUES County filings for the past week saw a woman, Bill S. Atchley, enter the race for county superintendent' of schools as a democrat. She is opposed by George M. Hagan, the incumbent, and Bill Mays. E. G. Carroll filed for county attorney, putting Cwo in that race. Others to file were: County judge, W. A. Corley, republican; county clerk, Myrl Reed, republican ; county commissioner, district 1, D. W. Morrison, demo-Jcrat; constable, J. P. district 5, Jack Cornett, democrat; constable, J. P. district 7, Henry F. Chuculate; Justice of Peace, district 1, Watts, T. J. Welch, democrat, and George W. Fox, democrat; Justice of Peace, Westville, W. J. Foreman, democrat. LET'S B006T PIERCE Fair 'n Warmer VERNOR SEEKS SECOND TERM CONSERVATION AREA DEFEATED Vote On May 5 Shows Farmers Are Suspicious of Further County Set Ups Adair county farmers May 5 rejected the creation of the Illinois Soil conservation district lin Adair county by a vote of 237 to 93, it was announced this week by county agent M. R. Mc-Spadden. The measure would have created a soil conservation district to be administered by a\five man board, three of which would come from Adair county and two from the state headquarters. Senate bill 208, passed in the last session of the legislature, appropriated $95,000 for these soil conservation district, 11 of which have been formed in the state. Under the bill, if would have been mandatory for farmers to terrace their lands. This 'section of the bill caused much discussion in Adair county where the people view "set ups" with considerable suspicion. Led by Everett Hawes and other property owners, considerable sentiment against the measure was stirred up. The vote in Westville was: for 64; against 67. In Stilwell, for; 33; against, 73. CHAUFFEUR EXAMINATION The next Chauffeur examination will be held at the office of A. Dornbrack, local tag agenf Friday, May 20 at 10:00 a. m. All persons driving a car or truck for compensation should apply on the above dafe for license. MYRL REED FILES Myrl Reed, popular young stock buyer of Adair county, filed this week for county clerk. He will make the race for the repblican ticket. Judge Vernor is now on the bench for the Eighth Judicial District of the State of Oklahoma composed of Muskogee, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah and Adair Counties. Judge vernor was born in Elkhorn, Wash ington County, Illinois, Novem ber 24, 1880. He attended the country schools until seventeen years of age, when he entered the , Nashville,, Illinois, High School from which he graduat ed with hdnors in 1900, having obtained the second highest grade in his class. Thereafter, he engaged in the newspaper work on the Nashyille Illinois Democrat, was a member of the American Federation of Labor and filled the position as City Clerk of the said town for two years by virtue of appointment hy the then Mayor -who T*as elected on a Labor ticket. He taught school for two years and thereafter he entered the Wash ington University Law Schoo at St. Louis, Missouri, from which he graduated with honors in 1904. Upon graduation he left for the Indian Territory, arriving in Muskogee on July 16, 1904. He engaged in the active practice of law from which said time until 1916 when he became a candidate for the office of County Judge thereafter for three successive terms, having received his nomination for a third term without opposition in the primary. In 1922 he became a candidate for nomination for the office of District Judge, in the former third Judicial District composed of Muskogee and Wagoner counties, which he received and was elected in November, 1922; was renominated and elected to succeed himself in 1926; renominated and elected in 1930 and nominated and elected in 1934, in the present Judicial District and now serving on his first term as Judge of this county. Judge Vernor is a member in good standing of his local and State Bar Associations and of the American National Bar Association. He was admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of the United States in May, 1921, and served actively in numerous capacities during the war. The American Legion certifying to fhe people of the United States of America that there is on deposit in the National Headquarters a record showing that Judge Vernor rendered patriotic service to the National Cause during the Great World War, in the American Red Cfr-oss Society; Chairman Legal Advisory Board Mus-ikogee County; Local Salvation Army of America; Selective Service Draft Board; Local Liberty Loan Committee and Young Men's Christian Association. Judge Vernor is a married man and in every walk of life has shown himself worthy of the confidence the people have reposed in him. Judge Vernor has a record equal to any District Judge on appeals to fhe Supreme Court and has been affirmed in every (Continued to Page Two) An Edit. r. . The people of Adair County soon will he free of "political bossiem" and Dictatorship as foistedon them by the Jones-Nichols political machine. A stalwart young man, bred to the principles of democracy and raised in the spirit of freedom, freedom for all, will liberate this area, the second t congressional district, of its "political domination" and corrupt practises. He is Earl Boyd Pierce. Earl Boyd Pierce was born in 1004 at Fort Gibson, Okla., the son of a cotton farmer. By dent of hard work and application, he acquired a superior education, graduating finally from the school of law at the University of Oklahoma. Now a resident of Muskogee, he has been active in the stage's political affairs for some years. Pierce, more than six feet tall, big, with a commanding presence and a generous personality, has, the open countenance of an honest man. He can, and will, look any man in the eye and deliver his convictions on matters of importance. There is no quality of "hedging" or "bluffing" in him. He is open, above board and honest. And he surrounds himself with men of the same calibre. Pierce has been chosen by thousands of dissatisfied citizens to "do battle" with the bluffing congressman, Jack Nichols. In this county, Adair, it will mean another fight with the arrogant Jones machine. But Pierce and his Supporters feel that they have RIGHT and the will of the people on their side. They do not fear the WPA, NY A, CCC, etc. thai) the Jones-Nichols machine has employed so/Successfully heretofore. It will be the people, led by Earl Boyd Pierce, who will "cast out the demons" that now afflict us* Thousands of persons al ready have flocked to hi$ banner ani|\thousands more will join the valiant young warrior. He will learns tq> freedom, freedom from the Jones-Nichols machine in Adair iounty and its counterpart in every other county in the second congressional district. , The hard pressed people of Adair county are tired of having the WPA, a noble enterprise for the jrelief of the distressed, used as a collection agency, t^e Indian & ' 4 A*~J * -* ing ita payroll cleared through a m r When Earl Boyd Pierce is elect disappear. An honest man, deae ' without promising his soul for a , though she works in a sewing room, her souL and her vote, her own. *"* people of Adaiir county, and the ent iriet, are sickened unto death of. only hope oif relief. Pierte already has begun a campaign. It will be a hard campaign, for neither he nor his sopporters are rich men and canhot bjuy votes. Neither can they wield the club of threat over federal employees. They cannot buy votes, nor can they coerce votes. They appeal to intelligent people who desire freedom and honesty in government; they appeal^ to the fear-stricken WPA, NYA and CCC employee; they appeal to the fanner and business man who wants only a "square deal.?: All these will band together to elect Sari Boyd Pierce to congress.'*: ,. .~.-A~ - You, the intelligent, honest voters, are asked to support a ma� for congress who, although ambitious, will not build his material wealth and self aggrandizement on the miseries of the poor. Consider Earl Boyd Pierce. Before the campaign is over, you will probably have the chance to'meet him. Shake hi$ hand, look him in the eye. You will see an HONEST MAN. BEST BETS FOR STATE OFFICES ARE SELECTED Several Well Known Candidates are Considered "Sure Shots" For Election -�TTT--r -'---y---� , >ulation is tired of of hav-atile establishment. �eongress, these evils will 1 f aid, can obtain relief! dollars. A woman, even 1 hold up her head and call are. the things that the I . second congressional dis- j ! Earl Boyd Pierce holds our niei babObetcbJeJa, printed with Bnposltion H m Mm Ottrta Daily. Gloria donned alfir* fat a dip in the w( *t EARL BOYD PIERCE TO SPEAK HERE SA TURDA Y Earl Boyd Pierce, democratic candidate for congress, will speak in Stilwell Saturday afternoon May 14 at 2:30 p. m., he said Thursday. It will be Pierce's first discussion of campaign issues in Stilwell. After making a thorough canvass of the second congressional district, political observers have discarded the doubts earlier held of Pierce's ability to unseat Congressman Jack Nichojs. In every county in the district, there is a strong desire for a change, the observers declare. Earl Boyd Pierce To Break Up 'Tolitical Machines" Of Second District AGED RESIDENT OF WESTVILLE PASSES A shot of real pep was injected into the second congressional district this week when Earl Boyd Pierce, young Muskogee attorney, opend his campaign as a democratic candidate for congress. He will oppose Jack Nichols of Eufaula who is seeking a third term. Pierce, in making his announcement, resigned as the Muskogee city attorney. During the next two months, he will put on a hard hitting campaign, speaking several times each day. Young and of a powerful physique, Pierce can easily stand the strain of an arduous campaign. Earl Boyd Pierce was born in Fort Gibson, Okla., in 1904, the son of a cotton farmer. He acquired art education at' the Uniyersity of Oklahoma, graduating from fhe school of law. For several years he has been prominent in state politics and during the 1936 campaign was chairman of the' Indian division of the democratic national committee in Washington, D. C. The keynote of Pierce's cam S. G. Houck, fo,r 36 years,a resident of Westville, died last Sunday and was interred Monday in the Westville cemetery after services conducted in the Baptist church under the direction of Rev. J. D. Watkins. He was 79 years of age. The Roberts Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. Mr. Houck was bonT in North Carolina. A loved and respected citizen, he left a large family. Surviving him at Westville are Mrs. Rhoda Singleton and Mrs. MaerColvin, daughters. He also has three sons. There are 22 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren in his family. -o- ICE CREAM SOCIAL The Stilwell Band Boosters, an organization made up of the mothers of band members, will sponsor an ice cream social on the court house lawn May 17 at 7:30 p. m. Money derived will be used for the band uniform fund. A band concert will be given. .--o . BAND BOOSTERS MEET The regular monthly meeting of the Band,. Boosters, club wiY be held Thursday, May 19. Mrs. Marjorie McGalman will be the program chairman. ADAIR AIR Cleve Bullette You will see by an editorial on this page that I have "stuck my necjc out" again. For a candidate to come.out and openly endorse another candidate is considered political suicide, or at least, very dangerous. By doing so, I have incurred the wrath of Congressman Jack Nichols, and his supporters in Adair county. The Jones machine will unlimber its campaign guns on me as well as on Earl Boyd Pierce, the man I am sup porting for congress But let the Jones machine do its worst to me. Earl Boyd Pierce is going to tie a can to it in this county, and every other county in the district, and I feel that I am doing the people more good by openly supporting him. : I know how tired the people are of "dictatorship" and by releasing; them from it, I'll be doing more good than if I were elected to the legislature. Therefore, I shall turn my guns on Jack Nichols and the Jones machine throughout this cam paign. .1 will run interference while Earl Boyd Pierce carries the ball. paign will be the breaking up o. the innumerable little machines that infesf each county of the second district. He will, he said, take the WPA, NYA and CCC worker off the "fear stricken list". Ron Stephens, state WPA administrator, has assured Pierce that' there will be no activity against him among WPA foremen, timekeepers and supervisors. Naturally this will bring the Jones gang down on me, from its Hand picked county democratic chairman, Luther Simmons of Westville, to the WPA (flunky (a boss, not a worker) who was seen tearing: down some of my placards early this week. But I'm going to stay in the race for state representative. My friends insist on it and I believe I can win. Have you seeir my green and white jaloppy?. It's a $15 car painted white with green fend ers that I am using to make this campaign in. Stuck up in the back seat is a new broom, which is my campaign emblem. I want to "sweep out" the state-house. I sincerely believe that every legislator should work to reduce the cost of government -and one way of doing it is to cut down the "padded" state payroll. Whenever you see my "jaloppy" out on the road, holler at me. I'd like to stop and1 talk to you. During the past weeks I've talked to many of you and I'll see many more. ----o----- Mrs. Dick Holland spent the weekend in Muskogee visiting her daughter Mrs. Ed Woodruff Now that the filings are all in the hands of the state election board, it is possible to assess, with some degree of assurance, the prospects of certain candidates. And these seven seem to have such a strong hold on the voter that their success is almost certain: C. C. Childers for secretary of state. He has 12 opponents, none well known over the state. Several of them are of the famous name" variety, while another Childers also messes things up. There seems a good chance voters will become disgusted with the "famous name" trick. Mac Q. Williamson for attorney general. He has only one opponent, Joe Bates, who ran fifth in 1934, when Williamson was nothing like as strong as he is now. John Rogers for state examiner. He also has only one opponent, who made a sad showing four years ago. W. A. Pat Murphy for commissioner of labor. He is another one-opponent candidate, his man never even having tried before. Jess G. Reed for commissioner of insurance. He has seven opponents, including Sharpe W. Philpott, who ran a poor second in 1934, was appointed secretary of the insurance board by Governor Marland, resigned after a legislative investigation. Read, as before, seems to have the active support of the larger in-Ifuranceinterests;-:� Andy Payne for clerk 6f the supreme court. The victor of the Pyle bunion derby has drawn no less than 16 opponents, almost half of them possessors of famous names. Chances seem to be the famous name vote will be so split that Payne-who made his own name famous-wont have much difficulty. Ray O. Weems for corporation 'commissioner. In the last rush Weems drew eight opponents, bu'b since he has back of him the commission machine, the utilities, fhe veterans, the farmers and labor, he seems in no danger. These seven should rate at least 10-to-l shots over their opponents. Less Certain For lieutenant governor, James E. Berry, the incumbent, has a strong opponent in Robert Burns, while among the nine others F.-E. Riddle, Tulsa, was a justice of the supreme court back in 1914, and C. W. King has been years with the attorney general's office, and more recently with the tax commission. Frank C. Carter is usually given the call by politicians for state auditor. He has been beaten only once in a long lifetime, and that for corporation commissioner in the 1928 landslide. He has another old-timer against him in E. B. Howard, former auditor and congressman, and a lively pewcomer in Irvin Hurst, political reporter, who wants to be a politician instead of writing about them. There is a fierce scramble for state treasurer. Carl B. Sebring, present deputy, has such opponents as W. G. Rube Geers, former United States marshal, Robin Knighf, Oklahoma City school board member, Fred Cfcip-shaw,. former corporation commissioner, and L. B. Sneed, son of the late Col. R. A. Sneed, besides several others. A. L. Crable, appointed state superintendent, has ah able dp*-, ponent in R. M. McCool, long active in state politics, but is generally given the edge. A multiplicity of opponents-^ no less than 10-should aid-Joe C. Scott, appointed president of the state board of agriculture, who is making his first race.