Travels With Duchess
Last Sunday Duchess and this NW Okie headed East from SW Colorado to NW Oklahoma -- leaving the cool, mountain climate behind us for a few weeks. Some of the sights we left behind in Colorado were the snow-capped mountains. We did view a few herds of antelope grazing in the early morning hours east of Raton, New Mexico along hwy 64 towards Clayton. We reached our NW Oklahoma destination Monday mid-afternoon. AND... Our eyes have been itchy,watery ever since we arrived in Oklahoma.
The Alva Review-Courier - July, 1935...
Besides traveling from the cool mountains of SW Colorado to NW Oklahoma, we have been traveling back in time to "1935" by way of a local NW Oklahoma newspaper, The Alva Review-Courier, dated 19 July 1935. That Summer the mercury again was held to 99 degrees as Alva was going through three consecutive "cool" days, 17th thru 19th July (1935). The maximum temperature on the 19th July stopped at 99, to the relief of the perspiring citizens. That evening it sank to 70 during the night as a trace of rain fell.
1935 - Waynoka Port Work Started - Towers are Shipped To Fort Worth...
ARC News -- dated 19 July 1935 -- "Towers at the Transcontinental Western Airport at Waynoka have been dismantled and haved been shipped to Fort Worth to complete the first step in a change which may make the Waynoka port one of the keys in a nation-wide air safety system. By October 1, a government crew will be moved in to Waynoka to set up the radio 'cluster.' Work on the radio station will be completed within 60 days after it is started and it will be opened on January 1.
John David WARWICK & Ina A. Bacon Marriage Certificate...
A few issues back (Vol. 7, Iss. 15) we talked about the 1938 Graduating Seniors from Northwestern State Teachers College, Alva, Oklahoma. One of those graduating Seniors was Ina A. (BACON) WARWICK. We found a marriage license & certificate that shows the marriage of John David WARWICK of Alva, County of Woods, State of Oklahoma, and Miss Ina A. BACON of Freedom, county of Woods, State of Oklahoma, whose ages, birthplace, residences, are as follows in that order:
Ina A. BACON, 22, white, Oklahoma, Freedom, OK
What happened to the birth of their son between 1928-1930?
What caused the marriage to breakup?
WPA Projects in 1935 - Park Plan Sketched
ARC News article dated July 19, 1935 -- "The special committee enumerated this morning the projects it had in mind for Hatfield park, designed to make it a playground for northwest Oklahoma. The work calls for:
2. Concrete wading pool
3. Bath houses of native stone
4. Concrete public tennis courts.
July 1935 - Town Tattler...
"One of the busiest corners of the city hall these days is the library. Sauntering in to freshen up a little on Abyssinia, the Tattler was astounded to find the place overrun. Librarians say it has been like this ever since college students lost their library. No wonder the city is hiking its book appropriation.
Enid Fly-in Event...
"I was trying to reach the Enid chapter of Red Hat Ladies. If I have not reached the correct address could you please forward this to the appropriate individual. I am emailing you in order to offer your club a chance to either recruit or fundraise at our event. I have listed the event info below and I am now recruiting different clubs, organizations, vendors that would be interesting to the public. Some ideas for fundraising are a selling crafts, face painting, setting up a children's contest like bobbing for apples or any ideas you may have. Our space is limited so we are asking interested parties to respond no later than June 30.
1904 Pioneer Article Agitator by David Payne
"May I have permission to link to your page: 1904 Pioneer Article - Agitator by David Payne from an online Oklahoma Curriculum I am writing for homeschoolers? This page has some interesting information I would like the children to read about David Payne. Thank you."-- Cindy Downes, OKLAHOMA HOMESCHOOL - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Lt. Quartermaster Raymond F. RALL ...
"My mom had met my dad in Okmulgee when he was stationed there. My mom had recently passed away and I am trying to fill in the pieces on our family history. My Dad was Raymond F. RALL and he must have been out there before January, 1944 when they got married. I know he retired a 2nd Lt. Quartermaster when I was born in 1951 and remained in the reserves. How can I find out at what camp he may have served? Any information would be appreciated. Thank you." -- Sharon Rall Silos, Englewood, CO - Email: ELOSILOS@MSN.COM
1933 - Farmers and the New Deal...
"The farmers of America did not prosper in the so-called Roaring Twenties. They were simply too successful in that they produced far too much for the American market. With western Europe as a market effectively closed to them as a result of a tariff war, the farmers could only sell in America. Too much product for too few people caused prices to plummet. Bankruptcy followed bankruptcy in the mid-West. In January 1933, Ed O'Neal, the farmers union leader had said: Unless something is done for the American farmer we will have a revolution in the countryside within less than 12 months.
The Hoover administration had done little to help the farmers. Hoover's prosperity is just around the corner. The attack and attempted lynching of a judge by Iowan farmers in April 1933 (he was signing eviction orders to be served on farmers) lead to the Governor of Iowa putting the state under martial law. Roosevelt had to be seen to be doing something as for nearly 13 years the federal government had done little to assist the farmers. In May 1933 the Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA) was passed. This act encouraged those who were still left in farming to grow fewer crops. Therefore, there would be less produce on the market and crop prices would rise thus benefiting the farmers - though not the consumers..... In 1936, the Supreme Court declared that the AAA was unconstitutional in that it had allowed the federal government to interfere in the running of state issues. This effectively killed off the AAA.
1935: The Work Progress Administration (WPA) Established...
"1935: The Work Progress Administration (WPA) was established by New Deal legislation on a semi-permanent basis to take the place of the Civil Works, the CCC, and the ERA. The WPA employed roughly 10% of the labor force and by 1936, a 500 worker sewing project had become one of the first WPA projects to organize its workers as part of the Federal Workers Section. As with other government work relief programs, jobs were assigned according to gender, regardless of the workers skills. The Cass Lake WPA sewing group further segregated its workers by race: one group for white women and a separate group for women of color. Married women who accepted work were seen as a threat to male workers: they took work away from men who "rightfully" deserved it. Under the New Deal, women were only considered in relationship to the family, and the morality of non-family women was subject to scrutiny. Women who received mother's pensions (later known as Aid to Dependent Children) could not work WPA projects; married women were not eligible unless their husbands were deserted or disabled. Organized labor and the Federal Workers Section sought to improve women's situation in the relief system through court battles and demonstrations......" -- READ MORE
1935 - Three Youths Held On Bonds of $2,000...
"Bonds of $2,000 each were set this morning by County Judge J. J. Glaser for three youths, held in connection with the theft of some harness from Frank Nicholson, farmer living in the Edith community. The three, Gilbert Denton, Andrew Denton and Frank Brooks, did not enter a plea. They asked for attorneys. Date for their preliminary hearings will not be set until attorneys have been named."
Julia Ward Howe's Mother's Day Proclamation...
Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910) was a poet who co-published the anti-slavery newspaper The Commonwealth with her husband, Samuel Gridley Howe. In 1861 she wrote the words to The Battle Hymn of the Republic, which became the recognized theme song of the Union during the Civil War.
"We will not have great questions answered by irrelevant agencies, Our husbands will not come to us reeking with carnage, for caresses and applause. Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy, and patience. We, the women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs."
From the bosom of a devastated Earth a voice goes up with our own. It says: "Disarm! Disarm!"
The sword of murder is not the balance of justice. Blood does not wipe our dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.
As men have often forsaken the plough and the anvil at the summons of war, let women now leave all that may be left of home for a great and earnest day of counsel.
Let them meet first, as women, to bewail and commemorate the dead. Let them then solemnly take counsel with each other as to the means whereby the great human family can live in peace, each bearing after his own time the sacred impress, not of Caesar, but of God.
In the name of womanhood and humanity, I earnestly ask that a general congress of women without limit of nationality may be appointed and held at some place deemed most convenient and at the earliest period consistent with its objects, to promote the alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement of international questions, the great and general interests of peace. --- Julia Ward Howe
July 1935 - Legal Assaults On Act Continue...
The Alva Review-Courier dated July19, 1935 takes us back to a time of AAA (Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933). According to one of the frontpage headlines in this NW Oklahoma newspaper, legal assaults on the Act continued all the way to the Supreme Court. The Boston U. S. Circuit Court held the AAA wheat processing tax unconstitutional, sending the issue to the supreme court.
1935 - 175 Names To Office of NRS - To Be Checked For Registration
ARC News article dated July 19, 1935 -- Names of 175 clients on relief rolls were sent to Woodward Thursday for a checkup with the National Re-employment Service's (NRS) district office, Dr. Eugene Antrim, social service director, said today. The names, on form "600," show the occupational records of the clients. The NRS will check them with its rolls to see if the men are registered with NRS. If not, their names will be returned to the county office and the clients will be immediately notified to fill out the cards. Through the NRS the relief clients will be given permanent jobs under the new WPA program. Scouting reports that no men are now available, the social service director said there are now men ready to qualify for WPA. They are those on the list of 175 who already have registered with NRS. These men must be put on WPA jobs, Dr. Antrim said. The government has set an absolute limit of 10 per cent of the workers, all skilled, who need not be on NRS rolls. All the rest of the men must be taken from the re-employment rolls. Names of 175 clients on relief rolls were sent to Woodward Thursday for a checkup with the National Re-employment Service's (NRS) district office, Dr. Eugene Antrim, social service director, said today. The names, on form '600,' show the occupational records of the clients. The NRS will check them with its rolls to see if the men are registered with NRS. If not, their names will be returned to the county office and the clients will be immediately notified to fill out the cards. Through the NRS the relief clients will be given permanent jobs under the new WPA program. Scouting reports that no men are now available, the social service director said there are now men ready to qualify for WPA. They are those on the list of 175 who already have registered with NRS. These men must be put on WPA jobs, Dr. Antrim said. The government has set an absolute limit of 10 per cent of the workers, all skilled, who need not be on NRS rolls. All the rest of the men must be taken from the re-employment rolls."
MORE ARC News Articles Dated July 19, 1935...
1935 - Enid Man Hired As County's Engineer
J. Ralph Houghton, Enid, Thursday afternoon was named by the board of county commissioners as part-time engineer. With funds insufficient to hire a full-time engineer, the board will probably permit towns and school districts to use his services in drafting WPA projects. Mr. Houghton will go to work Monday on three projects which commissioners have outlined for him. He was in Oklahoma City today.
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