The Deacons’ and Ministers meeting of the Muskgee Association met at the Wewoka church, Seminole Nation, Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 2 o’clock p.m.
After reading the 133d Psalm, and prayer by the Secretary, the meeting was called to order by the Rev. Wm. McCombs, chairman of the meeting.
Schools to Begin
Schools of the Territory generally open Sept. 1. We trust that every parent, every friend of education will see that the schools are full on the first day of the session, that every child who can be accommodated shall be in place ready to study.
There are 95 schools in the Cherokee Nation to be opened Sept. 1, besides the three high schools. They have teachers for them all and we hope the parents will furnish childrrn enough to fill them all that day.
117 YEARS AGO
Friday, May 25,1906
GETTING READY FOR BIG FIGHT
Washington, May 24 – Speaker Cannon has served notice on the senate that the solution of the statehood question lies in the hands of the majority of that body. He told Senators Aldrich, Kean and Crane that he has gone as far as he would and could go, and should be expected to go, and that it was up to the majority of the senate to solve the dead lock in the conference by forcing a reasonable acton and accepting the very reasonable attitude which the house had taken on the statehood matter.
U.S. ATTORNEY ROW WITH WIFE
Vinita Weekly Chieftain: The case of W.S. Stanfield, United States attorney, and Mrs. W.S. Stanfield, his wife, for disturbing the peace, whch was to have been heard this afternoon before Mayor Shanahan in the city hall, was continue today until Friday on the account of the illness of J.S. Davenport, Mrs. Stansfield’ attorney.
The charge against them arose Thursday night as the result of a disgraceful row between them in the Cobb hotel, where they have been living.
The trouble has been brewing for some time. Mrs. Stanfield is an extremely jealous woman, and a woman of high temper, more especially when under the influence of liquor.
McFARLAND WINS HIS “UNO” CASE
Micky McFarland of Muskogee won his case against the government Saturday afternoon. This was the famous “Uno” case. He was given a judgment for $1 and costs.
Some months ago McFarland shipped in a quantity of Uno and started selling it. He sold for a day and a half and then the government took a hand and arrested McFrland and his barkeeper for selling intoxicting liquors, claiming that the Uno contained alcohol and was intoxicating.
100 YEARS AGO
Thursday, May 17,1923
MCINTOSH COUNTY STREAMS OVERFLOW
Great Flood Does Much Damage To Growing Crops
Considerable damage to crops over McIntosh county is the result of the recent rains and storms here. Both the North and South Canadian rivers were over their banks Tuesday morning and in many places the public highways stood several feet deep in water.
Facing the wettest spring this section of the country has known for years, the climax was reached Tuesday, after a severe rain, hail and wind storm beginning early Sunday evening and continuing up to Monday evening, Tuesday morning at the time this article is written the weather is still threatening with a light rain falling.
SPECIAL AGENTS PROBE FLOGGING OF LAST MONTH The kidnapping and flogging Frank Chastin, of Checotah, on the night of April 2, is being investigated by special agents of Governor J.C. Walton and the statement was made Monday that sufficient evidence would be at hand within the next few days to warrant arrests.
Chastin, after beng abducted, was carried to Muskogee in a motor car, according to his story, and was dumped into the street in front of the Severs hotel.
EUFAULA WINS BALL GAME FROM HANNA
In a snappy ball game, the first to be played here this season, Eufaula defeated Hanna Sunday on the local diamond 10 to 7. Coach Jamerson pitching for the home team was the whole show – pitching seven innings, the big Swede allowed the visitors only one hit and fanned out 15 men.
Thursday, March 18, 1948
Truman Asks Draft Revival To Halt Russia Congress Urged to Make U.S. Strong To Protect World President Truman asked congress Wednesday for power to draft men to build armed strength against the ruthless aggression of Soviet Communism.
He also asked a joint senate-house session for: 1. Universal military training. 2. Quick enactment of the $5.3 billion European aid program.
Mr. Truman said the draft should be temporary – lasting only until universal military training is given the nation the trained men it needs.
In a personally delivered address the president told legislators thta Russia is out to destroy the independence of Europe’s remaining free nations. He said the time has come when America must make its position unmistakably clear – in military as well as economic terms.
School Bond Vote Set
The Board of Education has set Tuesday, March 23, as election date for the $25,000 school improvement bond issue.
Included in the improvement prorgam planned by the board is expansion of the seating and dress-50 ing room facilities for Foley stadium and remodeling and enlargement of classrooms in the high school building.
Diphtheria Case Is Reported in County
One case of diphtheria has been reported in McIntosh county, the State Health Department revealed here this week.
Victim of the disease is an adult, a teacher in Mellette school.
Thursday, May 24,1973
Report On Eufaula City Hospital
The mayor reported the City Hospital paperwork is taking more time than was anticipated, but recently a verbal promise was given by Howard Miles of the State Health Department on a Certificate of Need. He stated he was also working with the Civil Defense and if the program was approved, funds would be available from this source as well.
International Sports Federation to Meet at Fountainhead
The General Assembly of International Sports Federation will be guests of the Lake Eufaula Association at a noon luncheon on Thursday, May 24, at Fountainhead Lodge.
There will be 70 representatives of the Federation from all over the world at the luncheon.
Lake Eufaula Worship Services Begin May 27 By United Ministry
Ten worship services will be held on the beaches, in the parks and lodges of Lake Eufaula on Sunday, May 27.
Clergy of six lake area communities will lead these lakeside worship experiences.
25 YEARS AGO
Thursday, May 21,1998
Arson Not Suspected in Fire At Junior High 1 Classroom Destroyed
Fire destroyed one classroom and smoke damaged most of Houston Homan Junior High School in Eufaula in the early morning hours of May 13.
Eufaula Police officer Sherman Lollis reported the fire about 12:49 a.m. when he noticed smoke coming from the building on Forest Avenue.
Eufaula firemen responded to the call and asked for assistance from area rural fire departments.
The blaze was quickly extinguished and destroyed only one classroom located at the west end of the building.
Eufaula Art Camp Set For June 1-19
The annual Eufaula Summer Art Camp will be June 1 through 19. Most of the classes will be at the Eufaula Community Center at 121 High Street.
Artists teaching will be Joann McMillan and Glenna McBride-Farrow. McMillan and McBride are both professional artists who work with the Oklahoma Arts Council as artists-in-residence throughout Oklahoma at schools, museums, libraries and festivals.
Eufaula Student Gets Ford Truck Scholarship Jared Efurd, a 1998 graduate of Eufaula High School, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship by Ford Trucks and Eufaula Ford-Mercury, Eufaula, OK. He is the son of Jerry and Vick Efurd of Eufaula.
Efurd plans to study at Eastern Oklahoma State College.