The Indian Journal from Eufaula, Oklahoma on June 11, 1931 · Page 7
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THE INDIA]^ JOURNAL LITTLE BITS QF NEVi^S GATHERED FOR OUR READERS IN THE WORLD OF SPORTS * * * *•**,,, * * AT LEAST TEN YEARS LATE, BUZZ ARLEIT ANSWERS OI>PORTUNITY'S KNOCK ON HIS DOOR AND STEPiS INTOMAJOR LEAGUE STARDOM BY PHILIP MARTIN t^ACH year, as the major league . . baseball seasons come and go, there comes a tlme^to pass out the bouquets to the season's outstanding rookie performers. It might be appropriate now, then, to pin the slugging honors on the manly bosom Q{ Mr. Russell L. Arlett of Oakland, Calif., the gent who has been belting a goodly share of those Phillies' home runs of late. The big . Calltornlan started slowly, galped momentum as the season grew and right now is keeping step with the National League swat leaders, both in home runs, runs scored and runs driven In. Joe Vosmlk of the Cleveland Indians seemed well' on the way to rookie stardom earlier this year. Then Joe slumped miserably. Only recently did he regain his batting eye. The end of •the campaign may find him with a heavier batting average than Arlett, but Joe will have to drive in a run every time at bat for the next several games to have a chance in the runs-drlven-ln column with the 230-pound Phillies' star. Buzz entered the senior circuit this sprJfig with a record of l.S successful Class AA years In the Pacific Coast League. There were some who figured this 33-year-old hippo had outlived his usefulness "Buzz" Arlett to a major league team. In the training camp Bu:;z didn't generate any excitement other than that caused by his large feet. The baseball correspondents In Dixie tagged him as through—just another $10,000 Investment gone wrong. But Arlett refused to iret at this caustic criticism. He gave one Philadelphia writer an interview in which he casually remarked : "I'll be in there when the bell rings^walt and see." • The bell rang shortly, and BUM got In there. Manager. Shotton seiit him to right field and in- stiiilM hini as eleanup hitter In the batting liiieup. The big guy started slowly, as I mentioned before, but In three weeks he had made his impression. 1 doubt now that Shotton would take $50,000 for him. Arlett has become popular with the Phillies. They call him a ballplayer's player, which means that he is in there trying to win and is always capable In the plnche*s. He made the Quaker fans forget Lefty d'Doul. He evgn has excited the blqse Kew York fans. Buzz is big, yet tie moves around the outfield with' startling agility. He may not be as fa^t as Babe Ruth—but he's every bit as portly. And he used to be a pitcher, too, juet as the Babe did. Oakland won maiiy games behind Arlett 's pitching before he injured his arm ln-1923. He then was converted Into an outfielder for the Oaks. After the 1924-season, coast critics were callTng him the perfect player, combining Ruth's hitting power. Speaker's fielding skill, Cobb'B mobility on the paths and in the gardens and Meusel's throwing arm. Buzz doesn't have all of those things noiSf-^liardly, with 230 pounds to move. Yet he owns enough of that class to outshine any other freshman that came up this semester. More Business Need of Schools ROAD DRAFTS WILL BE PAID Fund Eeplenished By Receipts from Auto License Tags. Carl Twldwell, Co. Supt. RESULTS Often, yes, too often, the school Is rated by the way the people of' the vaf ious communities like the i teacher, or teachers. The school; Highway may be making reasonable progress or it may not. Yet it is ranked as a good school. In my opinion a school making reasonable progress according to present day standards must be judged from several angles;' however. In the final analysis It all leads to economy, business, and achievements. Then what is economy, business and achievements in the school sense? Yes, what is economy? It Is the conservation, utilization and the preservation of the school's property, money and even concerns the physical, mental and moral economy of the school Child. Then how does the • term business effect the school? It seems to me to be the biggest term, of all excei^t "results" in regard to schools. Now results or achievements ;are the factors by which a school should be measured. Since the public schools of America^ are for all the people, a good school or a good ^stem of schools is not where a few make outstanding progress but It is where all or nearly all children in a school or a school system make reasoi^ble progess, e. 1., pro- gresjs according to the seven car- STILLWATER, Okla., June 8.—- dlnal prlnciples~Taiia" a6wn"l)y~lKe "fSpeciair—Fly spr&y, "when" prop^ N. E. A., to give some concrete example let me mention licnna, Shady Grove, Fame, West Uberty, Lindsay Chapel, Raiford etc., where ail children from the lowest grade to the highest have been making reasonable progress ovex a period of several yeaia, X believe Ifl a good 90 percent of the children mastering the seven cardinal principles of education each year. Besides mastering what is offered in these schools, the respective teachers have inspired the children to go further towards mastering the same principles; however, not all of these schools are termed good schools by boards ' and citizens which is shown by the fact that often, yes, too often, are the teachers asked to move on. Therefore, In conclusion let me raise the , tiuestioh: Could not otir school prograiJi hinge on economy, business and results? Could It not be Improved by a better understanding of these principles by all? State highway department accounts were temporarily squared Tuesday so as to release for payment current warrants held up Monday by Prank C. Carter, state auditor, when the road department deposited $418,399.48 in the state treasury from an apportionment of receipts from the sale of auto license tags. By the apportionment the several counties of the state will receive $627,599.21, distribution of which began Tuesday. State warrants totalling $1,183,000 we're tailed for payment Tuesday by the state auditor, according to Scott Stine, assistant auditor. Warrants called for payment n- cluded $978,000 in 1931 warrants; $170,000 in 1930 warrants, and $35,00 in 1929 warrants. Warants outstanding and unpaid now total $6,688,597, according to Stine. HOMEMADE FL¥ SPRAY GIVES COWS COMFORT erly applied on dairy cows, will not cause any odor in milk, says H. P. Moffitt, district dairy agent with the extension division, Oklahoma A. and M. College. The spray may be purchased or mixed at home. A suggested mixture includes 4i4 quarts fish oil, 4% quarts coal tar dip, 3 quarts whale oil, IH quarts of tar, and 3 bars laundry soap. The three bars of soap are shaved into warm water and dissolved by stirring. The other ingredients can be added separately, and the whole amount brought up to 30 gallons by adding warm water. The mixture can be stored iri a large barrel and used as needed. Smaller amount can he made up by using the ingredients in the proportions given. Mrs. F. W. Rushing, Miss Ruby Bushing, Miss Jean Rushing, Mr. Fred Ruhing and Mrs. Guy F. wmiams of tittle Rock, Arkansas who spent the week, here visiting with friends returned home Friday. Mr. Qedrge Bailey Of Henryetta was transacting business here on Wednesday, afternoon. Mr. Clark Nichols jr., who has been attending Columbia University arrived Wednesday to spend his vacation here with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Clark Nichols. Mr. and Mrs. Jettle Kirby and Mr. and Mrs. Roy White are spending the week touring the Ozarks. SOCIETY NEWS Friday afternoon June the fifth Mrs. D. E. Carter entertained with- a party complimenting the twelfth bh'thday of her neice Miss Pauline Carter. The gue.'jts spent the afternoon In playing games after which delicious refreshments were served. Those who enjoyed the afternoon were: Beluah Croman, Betty Hopper, Nancy Ann Huls, Dorothy Osborne, Anna Marie Whitaker. Dorothy Nell Smith, Mary Ruth McLaughUn, Eunice Murphy. After 45 Trying Years, Missouri Woman Is Still Loyal to Her Husband J^APPINfiSS and rag picking go hanri In hand when one's life Is guided by loyalty. Such Is the philosophy of Mrs. Melissa Sharp, 70 years old, who lives In a r.-jgged tent on a rubbish 'lump in an nbandoned mine pit nenr Jopfiii. Mo. I^oyalty has been lived as well a» preaclied by this frail gray-haired woman for 45 years—loyalty to her husband. James "Adam God" Sharp, 72. That loyalty never has wavered despite many and varied yicissi- UKka which have beset her path since their marriage. It xvas In 18!)8 when James Sharp became possessed of the strange religious 'oelief that ho had been sent into the world to kill policemen. He organized a religious sect which made headquarters In a slum district ot Kansas City, Mo., and which held .itr^et meetings In front of the city liall. In those street meetings Sharp, assuming the title of "Adam God," appeared heavily armed and even children joined In the street songs with pistols buckled on their belts. Slinrp Goes to Prison Five persons, two of them policemen, were killed in a-rtat.,that fol-j lowed an attempt of the police to drive the sect members off the street and Sharp, after shaving off his long hair and beard, was found two days later hiding In a hay- stnck near Olathe. Kan. He was sentenced to serve 25 years In the Missouri penitentiary. When Sharp fled to the haystack his wife gathered together the remnants of their clan and started to escape down the Missouri river on a houseboat with several women and children of the group. But police Are from the shore killed a 14- yearoid girl on the,boat and threatened to .sink the craft in midstream. .Mrs. Sharp threw her weapon* liljD the river and surrendered..: When "Adam God" Sharp went to the state prison at Jefferson City, his wife went along. She had been discharged In court and was refused admission to the prison so, after a farewell at the penitentiary gates, she took up her residence In a tiny hut just across the street. By taking In washings she earned Rag picking Isn't mnch of a JoR, but as lonjR ns she can be witit her husband, Jnmes "Adam God" Sharp, left. Sirs. Melissa Sharp, right, doesn't mind living In o" ragged lent on a rubbish clump nenr Jopliu, Mo. enough to pay her rent and buy where she could, found her way to f~~j • Joplin. There she and her mate erected the tent on the bit of waste land. Years have gone by and Sharp has recovered his healtli .sufllclently to be able to assist In the sorting of junk in the trash pile. The weekly earnings of the couple are estimated to be approximately one dollai'.. They average less than $5 a month. But that sum provides necessities and the loynl wife finds no cause for complaint. The Sharps' only worldly possession, except the tent andtts meager lu -nishings. Is an aged horse and a somewhat wabbly wagon, which they U8« in their junk work. food. Is Released The husband made a good record and was released In the IGth year. I'he loyal wife was waiting at the prison gate and together they worked preparing another houseboat on which they planned to float down the Missouri and Mississippi rivers to a section where the husband believed hia lite work cC a religious sort awaited him. • The boat was launched at Kansas City, but the couple found it necessary to disembark in southern Missouri' "to work in cotton' fields to obtain funds. ,i The husband's health was poor and the wife, working when and Ford cars are now equipped with safety glass in all doors and windows at a small extra charge $1 /or the Coupe, De Luxe Coupe, Sport ± *J Coupe or Convertibte Cabrioiel $(yf\for the Tudor Sedan, Standard Sedan, ^ vF De Luxe Sedan, Town Sedan or ficlowia THE Triplex safety glass windshield has always been an ontstanding feature of the Model A Ford. By reducing the dangers of flying glass, it has saved many lives and prevented, countless injuries in automohile collisions. 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