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Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - November 1, 1929, Stilwell, Oklahoma "Cussed by a h ew = Discussed by Many = Read by All" THE REAL JOB Progress cannot be built upon a rotten foundation. Let's Clean up and Build up Adair County Aitafr Carortu Bettmcrat ADAIR COUNTY'S LEADING NEWSPAPER A GOOD NEWSPAPER IN A GREAT COMMUNITY VOLUME NUMBER 32. STILWELL, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1929 NUMBER 38 "CONCERTED EFFORT NECESSARY FOR FARM IMPROVEMENT," SAYS HOUSTON COUNCIL CALLS FORBIDS ON PAVING^ STREET Bids Must be Filed by November 15, According to Notice Published this Week At a special meeting of the Board o{ Trustees of the City of Stilwell held Monday night, action was taken on a petition which had been filed asking that Division street he paved from Front street of Third street and Bince suficient protests had not been filed the Board an order was passed asking hat contractors be requested to place bids on the job. The notice published elsewhere in this issue of the Democrat, states that the paving shall be 52 feet wide from face of curb to face of curb and shall include all street intersections and alley crossings. The bids must be place dby November 15, acording to the notice, and shall include curbing, guttering, grading and drainage as set out in plans now in the hands of the town clerk, and a! six-inch concrete slab of paving. According to estimates made by the Holway engineering company a few weeks ago, the bids should run as low as $2.50 per cubic yard. Very litle opposition was encountered on the part of those interested in the paving although an atemp was made to file a protest late Monday night. It is not known whether the work will begin as soon as possible* after the bids are accepted and the bonds sold, or whether it will be postponed until spring after all danger of freezing is over. STILWELL WINS 7 TO 0 FROM TAHLEQUAH TEAM Trentham's 60-Yard Run Provides Lone Touchdown of Game Fought in Mud Stilwell, Oct. 28.-A 60-yard sprint by Trentham, Pirate quarter-back after he had bored his way through the Tiger line, carried Stilwell to a 7-0 victory over Tahlequah here today on a muddy field. The game had been postponed from last week. The visitors displayed an effective passing attack which piled up 10 first downs o seven for the homelings, but with the exception of Trentham's long run, which came in the third period, neither team penerated the other's 20 yard line, though Stilwell was on that stripe when the game ended. The triumph was a costly one for the Pirates, who lost Towry, halfback for the remainder o'f the season when he suffered a broken collarbone. Trentham and Fletcher, a substitute were outstanding in the Stilwell backfield, while Arnold, Scofield, Lem ing and Adair played well in the line. Gill was best for the losers. Still battered from their battle with Sallisaw, Coach McLemore's locals invade Wagoner Friday to meet the formidable Bulldogs. Tahlequah Stilwell le Curtis It Leming lg (c) Scofield c ' Arnold rg J. Sixkiller rt McNatt re Adair qb Trentham *h Langley rh D. Towry f b G. ^Sixkiller Gourd Stauss Liraan Graham Johnosn Jones McGowan Ward (c) Gill Sanders Reed By periods: Tahlequah ............0 Stilwell .................0 0-0 0-7 Charcoal Plant Is One of the Principal Industries at Baron LEADING BUSINESS MAN HAS BEEN BARON RESIDENT FOR MANY YEARS In driving from Stilwell north toward Siloam Springs, the motorist stops for a moment to admire the view while crossing the b.-idge at Baron Fork creftk, the delight of fishermen. At the end of the bridges Mr. Smith holds f-.tth with a lillhig station, grocery and camp cocuges. Around the corner is another s.niall bridge and on the othe; side ars other filling stations and the place is labeled West Baron If the motorist would visit the scene of the orignal Baron he must turn off on a side road just before crossing the second bridge and after winding around for perhaps a quarer of a mile and making 'his way through a maze of hundreds of cords of wood, he will come to the depot on the Kansas City S.ouflurn the charcoal pl'nt ;>nd Frank Howard's country store. Kor many years, Mr. Howard has made this his home and has been the driving force of the community. His home is back of the store and his daughter and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Carroll are just completing their modern house close by. The store and the homes are lighted b/ a new Delco plant and everything possible has been done to make living conditions pleasant. The Howard home is one of the hospitality and hardly a day pases that some new or old friend does not stop in as guest of the Howard family. Besides operating the More, Mr. Howard has large farming interests and is setting up some commendable examples for farmers in that community. To enumerate the. activities he has had part in or encouraged would take an entire page but we mention his active work in getting the bridge built ever Baron Fork and the new canning plant that will be erected there at, an early date. .. � '" A story of Baron would be incomplete without mentioning E. G. Carroll self styled as only lawyer in Baton. He formerly served as county judge and is strongly talked of as a candidate for county attorney next election. Mrs. Mildred Wright is principal o* the up-to-date school that is housed in a neat little brick building over looking the Howard store and the charcoal plant. The school was awarded one of the prizes at the county fair for having the largest number of pupils in attendance. As you leave Baron and after you have made a couple of more uncertain curves that are the deligh1: of Ozark-ian roads, you will see a picturesque bungalow nestled at the foot of a low hill where Bob Bunyard and bis family reside. Bob is a cattle man, a politician and a" well known figure over the county. There are many outstanding families in this fertile little valley along Baron creek and they lead a happy, peaceful life. It would be great to know them all for there is bound to be an interesting stoiy in each home. One couple, gtay with the frost of many years, wag pointed out especially because they (awed wood during the war to buy Liberty, bonds. American loyalty will never perish while there are people of 'his type in communities cf this kind. I wish I could recall the name oi couple-a dear old lady and her hus- ] band. Even when their neighbors for get the name3, the deed will be remem-oerea. Below we reprint a Btory frpm.the Muskogee Daily Phoenix which appear ed a few days ago and gives an ac� count of a recent fire at the rharcgei plant and the story of rebuilding it. BARON, Sept. 28.-With the rebuilding of the plant of the Alabama Charcoal company here and the resumption of work in producing charcoal, much general activity is being cUspIayed here. The large works of the company wrich had originally been erected in 1917 were burned here in February of this year, resulting in a loss ol $16,000 to the company. However, be. cause of the location from the standpoint of production, the company rebuilt the plant and work haB been resumed. 15 Cars a Month Every part of the new plant his been made as nearly lire proof as possible. Each of the five warehouses is made of metal, and the danger oi internal combustion, the cause of the fire, has been lessened by the way in which the stacking arrangem;: ts for the manufactured charcoal its been constructed. While the old plant averaged a car of charcoal a day, the average of the new one will be only about 15 cars a month, the cap:' :i y of 'he plant having been cut down. Only hard wood is used in the production of charcoal. In the company seasoning yard, there ere at presint about 6000 co�ls of wood, oak, hickory, blackjack and other species. This wood is cut and hauled to the yard by farmers. Incri^ale Pro ess The manufacture of charcoal is an intricate prjeoss. The 'ires in the kilns there are seven at the Baron mul, are started with dry kindling in the center of *l:e kiln, with a draft leading out of the big enclosure frorrf the vop. The^hard wor.d is stacked evenly inside the kirn and the draft left open for 10 houts while the fire burns, after which time it is regulated from the bottom of the kiln until the wood is charred. After char'.i.g.'the kiln is sealed and whitewashed with lime to (.mother the fire. Eight to 12 days are required for the forming of the charcoal, depending on the weather, and about 10 days arj. required for it to cool. FARMING MUST BE MADE SAFE SAYS EXTENSION WORKER Twenty-Five People Attend Meeting Of Agricultural Committee Here Tuesday Above are shown views of the Alabama Charcoal plant at Baron, To the upper left are Bhown the kilns, to the upper right is a view of the buildings and at the bottom is shown the lumber floating to the plant. SPEAKING OF TURNIPS The largest turnip that has been brought in to the Democrat office so Tar weighs four pounds and two1 ounces. It was grown by John P. Whitaker and may be seen in our east window. There is still time to enter the contest. The largest turnip brought in will be awarded a year's subscription to the Democrat. MRS. S. W. HILL BURIED AT NEW HOPE WEDNESDAY Funeral services were held by Rev. Leonard Stewart at New Hope cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Mrs. S. W. Hill who died early Tuesday morning, at the family home about a mile north of town. Mrs. Hill, who waB the wife of Sid Hill, proprietor of Stilwell barber shops was 44 years old and was the daughter of A. V. Culver, a former Stilwell resident and well known here. She is survived by her , husband, a sister, two brothers, three sons, Col ot Pontiac, Mich., Glenn, who lives in Kansas and Cleburne who is a student in the local high school, and by three daughters, Pauline a high school student and two younger girls. Her loss is mourned by a host of other relatives and friends and not a person who knew her but has said she was one of the-best women they ever knew. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. S. Daniels ot Beuna Vista, Colorado, are the guests of his brother-in-law, James Scace-water. -.' Each kiln has a capacity of 70 cords of wood or about 600 logs. The kilns are 31 feet in diameter on the inside, and 12 feet high from the bottom to the opening in the crown. After cooling, the charcoal is pulverized into the different sizes sacked and stacked on two by fours in the warehouse where it is kept until ready for shipment. ' . The Alabama Charcoal company operates plants in 'Several sections ot the country. Its other plant in Oklahoma is located at Watts. Frank Sloan is manager of the local plant. DISTRICT COURT CONVENES AGAIN HERE TQBAY Following an adjournment Wednesday, District court will reconvene here today to pass"' sentence .on convicted prisoners and to hear -equity cases, according to announcement by J. H Sixkiller, court clerk. In the case of Orville Miller- charged with'assault with attempt to rape; which was tried here last Friday and Saturday, the result was a "hung jury, In the combined case of Leak, Hodge and Hubbard, land owners who appealed from the decision of a condemnation board in a suit to collect more money than the board agreed on for land used for road right of-way, a decision was rendered in favor of the plaintiffs for the sum a*ked. A motion has been filed asking for a new trial in the case Turnbull who was given 10 years for the shotting of Heru-y Templeton. Cases against Sam and Cat Owl were dismissed by County Attorney W. A. Corley following a four year conviction for Charley Owl. All three were jointly charged with shooting j Charley Terrapin in 1920. Then followed dismissals as to Jj^b" Duncan and Lincoln Wolfe when Geo. Leach waB acquitted in his second* trial. These three defendants, and Tom White were charged with kUtuig Geo. Leach, also in 1926. White was acquitted last year. Seven trials in the two cases resulted in two hung juries, two acquittals and three convictions., Owl's tost conviction, a life sentence, failed when a new trial was granted., following destruction of records by fire. His second trial, a hung jury was followed by a four year sentence. Lincoln Wolfe obtained a reversal of a fifteen year sentenc., of. the seven 'defendants John Duncan, Sam and Cat Owl were never tried. Charley Owl is the only one to actually go to the penitentiary. CARD OF THANKS We take this method of expressing! our sincere thanks to our- friends for their kindness and sympathy during our recent bereavement ' Mr. and Mrs. James Scacewater and family. "Concerted effort and action on the part of every person interested in the development of the agricultural industry in Adair county is neccessary II the proper progress along this line is to be made," said A. F. Houston, district extension agent, in a talk on "How to Make Farming Safe," delivered to 25 members of the County Agricultural Advisory Committee which was in session here Tuesday. The essential for safe farming, as set ou by Mr. Houston are increasing and maintaining soil fertility, bigger pro-, (taction per acre, more diversity and a � more orderly syBcem of marketing farm products. He said that communities in which farming is being made safe were terracing the land, planting legumes, spreading barnyard manure and practicing farm rotation. v He pointed out that bigger production per unit is illustrated by the fact that a cow producing 400 pounds did it at a cost of 50c per pound while a cow producing 40 pounds did it at a cost of 15c per pound, and was able to show! the farmer a profit. -Diversity in farming not only prevents total, failure 'but enables the farmer to utilize every hour of costly labor, he pointed out. In speaking of the marketing of products he called attention to the fact that a survey recently made revealed that 85 percent of all Oklahoma eggs were unfit for consumption by the time they reached the produce houses. The price to the producer is based on the number of good eggs the consumer gets per dozen from the total amount bought and he emphasized strongly the importance of a marketing plan that would get a higher percentage of good eggs to the consumer. Minnesota gets a return of 85 per cent good eggs and Missouri has [Drought up their percentage to 66 percent by a marketing organization, he pointed out. In summing up the whole thing, Houston said that the farmer needed very little additional equipment to put into practice all these things he had mentioned. About the only thing necessary to build up and maintain the fertility of the soil i3 work on the part of the farmer. The same thing is true, with the increased production per unit which includes producing more crops per acre by proper and more production per cow or hen by care and proper feeding. A little planning is all that is necessary for more diversity in farm crops and a little organization for a more orderly marketing system. The.meeting was presided over by P. S. Howard of Baron who gave some very interesting information on-; various phases of farming and market-, ing. . . '' A report of the progres of the yews" work was made by. Miss Ruth H. Smith, home demonstration agent, and by County Agent Harry Hayman. The next meeting of the committee will be held at Watts on the second Monday in January. - Those present at the luncheon which; was served in the basement of the:. First Baptist church by the ladles of (Continued to last page) Barker Brings State and National A. T. A. Conventions Here Bill Barker was reelected state president of the Anti-Thief association at the final session of the state convention a Dewey Tuesday and through his efforts the convention voted to hold the state convention here on September 22 and 23, according to Barker, who was elected as National Vice-President at the convention in Arkansas City last September, Barker has been connected with the organization for many years and has been an active member, The honors that have come to him by being elevated to these high position in the Anti Thief association are the natural result of conscientious work on his part Joe M. Lynch also attended the national' convention and was a member of several committees. He deserves a part of the praise in bringing to Stilwell the first national convention' 0f< any kind. '. Member* of the local order art already making plans for the meetings Jiere next year. They mean -to do the thing In a big: way and give StUwett' the best piece of advertising it has < had. ;