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Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - May 26, 1938, Stilwell, Oklahoma .ft.*,-*; VOLUME XLI STILWELL, ADAIR ;COWTY, OKLAHOMA PIERCE BOOM FOR CONGRESS GAINS FORCE Large Delegation Attends Tah-lequajh Meeting to Further Organize District WATTS PIE SUPER IS BIG SUCCESS; CLEVE BULLETTE AUCTIONEER -Supporters of the Watts baseball team, 150 of them, gathered at the city hall Wednesday nighf for a pie supper that' was a great success. All proceeds from the many pies went for equipment for the team. Cleve Bullette, editor of the The nucleus of a strong IAdair County Democrat ,-yid a Pierce for Congress" organi- i candidate for state representa l Waters Seek$j$nd Term As Adair County Clerk THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1938 NUMBER 10 zation was formed Sunday when Mays Thompson, Muskogee dentist, entertained a large group of Earl Boyd Pierce's supporters at his summer camp near Tahlequah. From 10 to 15 men and women came from each county in the district and were entertained with a steak fry. The Pierce "boom" got underway with a bang at the meef-ing as each courrty declared that Pierce would carry it by a good margin. J. W. Scott, head of the Okmulgee county Old Age Pension club, declared that "Nichols has lost out completely among us old folks." Anton Gotch, also from Okmulgee county and formerly a legal representative for the United Mine workers, declared that 80 per cent of the union labor vote, in Okmulgee courrty would gd for Pierce and against Jack Nichols. Nichols is seeking a third term as congressman but is having much difficulty in arousing his usual steam. Adair Men Attend From Adair courrty, J i m Johnson, former county clerk, A. W. Sanders and Cleve Bullette, all of Stilwell, attended. Others from the northern P&rt of the county were Leslie Ald-erson, Walter Craft and Grover Howard, all of Westville. Watts was represented by three delegates and Bunch two. John Gulager, Muskogee, second district American Legion commander, predicted that Earl Boyd Pierce -would -carry sMins-kogee courrty by a large majority. Several Muskogee county Pierce backers agreed with him. The mayors of several towns were present'. Jim Thompson" of Tahlequah attended, as did the mayors of Stigler, Coweta and Vian. Jim Biggerstaff, widely known newspaperman and editor of the Wagoner County Record-Democrat, predicted that Pierce would carry Wagoner county. In every courrty in the district, it was noted that the people are disgusted with Jack Nichols and his county machines. The laboring man distrusts Nichols, it was brought out and the farmer doesn't believe that the congressman is doing all that he should for the district. Several farmers were present and aired their views of Nichols and his machines. Pierce's strongest counties were said to be Adair and Muskogee. He is expected to carry Adair county by a majority of more than a thousand and to carry Muskogee county by three or four" thousand. His weakest counties were believed to be Cherokee and Mcintosh. Mcintosh is Nichol's home county but a large delegation from Checotah and Eufajila declared that with work, the county could be carried for Pierce "as our prominent people are ashamed of Jafk and our working people are getting to know him better." It was admitted that Nichols is a hard campaigner and that he would probably have plenty of money available for use in the campaign. However, the use of WPA trucks to carry voters to the polls, as was done two years ago, will not be tolerated by the WPA heads, which will cripple Nichols' machine this year. The large crowd departed feelings very optimistic over the chances of Earl Boyd Pierce being elected. Pierce recently resigned as city attorney at Muskogee to make the race against Nichols. He is highly pleased "with the way things are looking." | succeeded in ' price for the tive, was the auctioneer. Bullette getting a good pies and a large sum of money was raised. Mrs. G. W. Fox was awarded a large angelfood cake as the most popular lady present. -o- SAM STARR, JR. IN STATEMENT TO 2nd DISTRICT As you probably know, I am running for county commissioner in the 2nd district and aginst the present incumbent who is asking for a third term. Now, of course, I'd be glad to have your support and if nominated and elected I'll strive to do my duty. I have no county car to campaign in. I have no county gas to campaign on. I have no countypaid campaign manager, no commodities to give out, no jobs fo let and no hospital service to offer but surely voters will not be bought with their own money, or their own commodities. These necessities have been provided by our state and congress. These commodities, relief work, aria" other necessities are yours and it's the duty of commissioners to see that all those in need are taken care of. The above mentioned weap-tSnWi'' poriticaU.feat.fcle are. pow? erful but I'd rather have the honest sentiment of the people; it's more powei-ful. I don't want any one to lose a job or relief in any form but I think you owe it to yourself and family to vote your honest sentiment. It's nobody's business how you vote and the law protects you by a secret ballot. ^ Please remember/this when you vote July Isftr^ Sam J. Starr, Jr. Pd. Pol. Adv. FILING PERIOD FOR COUNTY OFFICES TO CLOSE THIS WEEK Only two days remain for filing in county offices, it was announced this week by Joe Brown Leslie, secretary of the county election board. The deadline is 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon. To file this week for county jobs are: Sheriff, Mose Crittenden, democrat; county judge, W. A. CJorley, republican; commissioner, dietricT 1, J. T. Patterson, democrat; commissioner district 2, Dave C. O'Neal, republican ; constable, district 6, Sam Johnson, democrat; constable district 7, E. R. Brown, republican; Justice of Peace, district 6, A. Dornbrack, democrat, and S. L. Casteel, republican. Vernon Guthrie withdrew from the county commissioner race in district 2, leaving the incumbent Ora Gordon and Sam Starr, Jr. in the field. -o- D. H. Patrick of Oak Grove -was a Stilwell yiisitor Tuesday. FRANTIC SEARCH FOR BLUE-EYED KITTEN ENDS SUCCESSFULLY It pays to advertise. This fact was proven last week when two little girls. Carolyn and Marilyn Williams, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Williams lost a small white kitten named "Dopey." Alarmed over the disappearance of their pef, the girls began a frantic search, but without avail. They called on the newpaper to" investigate the cost of having handbills printed, advertising a reward for the recovery of the kitten. Finding the cost prohibitive, they re-iourcefully resorted to other means. With the help of George E. Shannon. Jr. a neighboring cousin, they laboriously handprinted a group of cards. The Card said: "LOST. A white kitten; with blue eyes. Reward." Then they mounted their bicycles and posted the cards over town. Lo and behold the next morning a tyke from Checker Town whose name was not learned, appeared with the kitten. He had seen one of the hand-printed bills and was there to claim the reward. Twenty-five cents was paid as the reward and the girls were happy once again. -o----- CCC-ID WINS The Stilwell CC-ID baseball team Sunday played Oak Grove, winning by a score of 9 to 5. Next Sunday the team will go to Tahlequah and on June 5 will go to Kinwood for a game. --o-__ . Walter Craft of Westville was m town on business Tuesday To the Voters of Adair County: As you know, I have been working for you folks for the past year as your County Clerk and am now in the race for my second term. One of the duties of my office is to make a monthly report of the financial condition of the, county funds to the State Ex^ &r�kcer-juid InspectorialJOkhj^ homa City. I have made these reports each month and they have all been accepted by him as true and correct statements -not one of them has been returned for correction. Another of the duties of my office is to serve as Secretary or Clerk of the Excise Board and keep a record of their meetings. I have done this. However, I am not a member of the Excise Board and do not have the power to assist them in their work in any way, other than by keeping a record of their meetings. I have purchased my office supplies from the firms offering the lowest prices, and the records in this office, as well as the records of the County Treasurer's office, will show that I have saved from $25.00 to $50.- 00 on more than one order. Our records" also show that in the year of 1937, our collections totaled $1,918.15, which is the largest yearly collection made since the court house was built. Some months these collections have been as high as $300.00 per month, which is far above the running expense of the entire office. I have kept your interest in mind and have worked with the idea before me, that my work was being done for you, and that you were trusting me to do the very best that could be done. I feel that I have done that, and that my record will prove my statements. If you think that I deserve a second term, I will appreciate it very much, if you will drop the word to your neighbors between now and the time that I come out to see you. Your friend, George W. Waters. Pd. Pol. Adv. -o- To Preach At Chalk Bluff Rev. T. L. Dunaway of Stony Point will preach at Chalk Bluff the third Saturday night and and the third Sunday of June, it was announced this week. Every one is urged to attend. 1 Mrs. Delia Welch took her daughter Josephine to the Muskogee hospital Tuesday evening. Dr. Gaines was in charge.  W. A. C0RLEY ANNOUNCES FOR JUDGE As a qualified attorney, I am seeking the important position of County Judge of Adair coun fstywaiv-office that .requires, con-. siderable legal (raining and experience. Most of the voters of Adair county know me personally as well as my record, and qualifications. I am asking their consideration of my candidacy. I have served the people of this county before as County Attorney and County Judge. Two years ago, feeling I had made a creditable record, I sought a second term for judge: I now ask that I be returned to that office. It requires more than legal training or experience to make a good judge. The human element must be considered, especially in case involving alleged dependent, delinquent, crippled and orphan children and so on. I feel I understand these type of cases and, as I have heretofore, can and will handle them with undertanding and sympathy. My record will bear me out in this, having in the course of my duty been instrumental in placing many of them in hospitals and orphan homes, having many times "aside from my official duties performed many accomodations for these unfortunates and those upon whom they were dependent. If I am elected I shall carry on the duties of the office in a business-like way. Any business that is handled through that office will be taken care of promptly and efficiently with special favors to no one. Before the election, I shall make an effort to see most of you personally, however, be {ween now and then, I respect fully request your favorable consideration of my candidacy. Yours sincerely, W. A. Corley. Pd. Pol. Adv. -o-- AGED RESIDENT OF COUNTY SUCCUMBS ADAIR AIR I Cleve Bullette jj I like campaigning; like to get out in the country and Talk to you folks. You all treat me swell and I appreciate it. Of course it's pretty hard to get all over the county to see everybody but I've talked to many of you and the encouragement you give me certainly makes me feel good. CANDIDATE FOR SHERIFF MAKES ANNOUNCEMENT To the Voters of Adair County: My many friends in Adair county know that I am a candidate for the office of Sheriff of the County and they know from my record as a peace officer earlier that I am capable and will enforce the law. Adair county is in need of more rigid law enforcement and I propose, if I am nominated and elected, To enforce the law as it is written. We shall start at home, clean up the local situation, and finally have clean law enforcement over the entire county. As you all know, I am an old-time resident of Adair county. For many years I have befriended many people here. If I am elected to the office of sheriff, I shall endeavor fo be fair to all and to hold strictly to the principles of honesty and fairplay. Yours sincerely, Mose Crittenden. Pd. Pol. Adv. There's one drawback, however, to campaigning: I miss a lot of good fishing time. Last Friday afternoon a couple of friends of mine and I started out on our usual afternoon work, nailing up placards and meeting the folksi It happened that there -was -*^in�ew-;.*iet-j in the back of the car and a couple or three poles tied on the side. Up on Baron Fork, one of the boys said: "You let us out here and go on by yourself. You can pick us up on the way back. We want to fish awhile." I said: "Okeh. I'll stick around a while and see if you get any minnows." I watched them for a few minutes and they made a couple of good hauls. "Slip me one", I said, "and I'll put your lines out for you before I go." I put the lines out and had a couple of strikes. Well, that was all the campigning I did that day. When we came back to town, we had a nice string of black perch. It's fun campaigning but fishing-well, that's the "mostest fun of all" as the little boy said. J. N. Mattox, 73, an old-time resident of this country, died May 19 at Sallisaw in the home of a son. He formerly lived at Lyons and was widely known in Adair county. Funeral services were con ducted under the direction of Rev. E. R. Hall and burial v/as in the Mattox cemetery .at Evansville under the supervision of the Roberts Funeral home. NOTICE TO SOIL CONSERVATION COOPERATORS All farmers who expect to comply for a payment on the 1938 Soil Conservation Program and whose farms were not surveyed last year, are urged to come to the County Agent's office as soon as possible, or notify the office of intention to comply for payment, in order that a field sheet rn)ay be prepared in time to have the farm measured by Plane Table. Plane Table measurement of new signers' farms has been started, and it will be completed by, July 1, 1938. There is "rib"' cost - -whatever charged to either the owner or operator of the farm for Plane Table measurement. So let your intentions be known to the County Agent's office in order that new farms on the Program may be measured and thereby save a possible delay in checking compliance for payment. -M. R. McSpadden, County Agent. Rain, Rain go away. Come Again some other day. That's been the plea of Adair county farmers for weeks. Two years ago, it was drouth. Seemed just couldn't rain. Now it can't do anything but fain. Old Mother Nature is a strange old girl. Our boysenberry patch is getting pretty weedy but every-time I get ready to fit' a Hoe-handle into my hand, down comes a shower. The old saying "More .rain, jxiore rest" might be all right but I'd sure like to get those berries hoed out. I guess most of you fellows are in the same boat. Potatoes- in some sections are getting pretty weedy. Getting back to fishing. I'm too poor to buy a good minnow trap so I decided I'd make one. Take a half gallon fruit jar and get a round piece of celluoid. (I bought mine at the hardware store for a quarter.) Then shape the celluoid like a funnell and fit' it into the fruit jar. Get an open cap for the jar. (One that's just a rim) and screw it over the celluoid. Wire a couple of pieces of heavy iron to the bottom and you've gof a first class minnow.-trap. JACK WILSON PLACED IN CHARGE OF NEW MILLSAP MEAT MARKET L. M. Qlements, proprietor of the Hal Millsap grocery, is highly pleased with the reception the new meat market installed last week is receiving, he said Thursday. The market is handling an exceptionally good line of Kansas City meats and is buying good fat beeves from local farmers. Jack Wilson has been placed in charge of the meat cutting. -o-�- LARGE CROWDS HEAR PHILLIPS ADDRESSES Encouraged by the response which brought out almost 15,-000 persons to hear his first five addresses, Leon C. "Red" Phillips, former Speaker of the House of Representatives and now Democratic candidate for Governor, will begin the second week of his active speaking campaign Monday. Wherever he goes, the fortn-er , Speaker is attracting fhous-. ands of new supporters by his evident determination to end the waste in government. He has a distinct advantage in having served the last six years ;as a state legislativejeader, so fHat his audiences may jitdge him by performances in public office, not by promises alone. .: The Phillips itinerary for the week beginning Monday is as follows: Monday, May 23rd, 2 p. m. Kingfisher-7 p. m., Watonga. Tuesday, May 24th, 1 p m.p. Cherokee--7 p. m. Bl&cfcwell. \ ,  Wednesday,'May 25th, 2 p. m, Tonkawa-7 p. m. Perry*. > Thursday, May 26th,10 a. m. Carmen"-2 p. m. Waynoka-7 ;